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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 21, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the CiivG THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOR S HOME EDITION VOL LXll Fo MAKE EVERY DAY SAFE DRIVING DAY Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 21 1955 Tills Paper Consists of Four One No 43 to Sell Stock Shares WRECKAGE county officerprobes through the wreckage of an Eastern Air Lines Constellation that crashed Wednesday while making a routine instrument landing at Jacksonville killing 17 persons on board At right is a section of the fuselage that remained together after the impact 77 Victims in Airport Crash JACKSONVILLE Fla airliner crashed and burned on its landing run Wednesday killing all 17 persons aboard It was only a quarter mile from the end oE its runway at the air port when it apparently camein too low hit the top of a tree in the early morning darkness morning darkness plunged to the ground The airport said visibility was onehalf mile and the ceiling 300 feet The Eastern Air Lines Constel lation was shattered Its passengers apparently never had time to try to escape for the cabin was twisted and mashed trapping all inside Five of were crew members On the plane also was a body of a man being shipped north from Miami for burial Sixteen of the bodies were badly burned It was three hours after the crash before firemen could remove them from the flam ing wreckage No Trouble Witnesses said the plane ap peared to be in no trouble as it started on its landing run at the port 12 miles north of Jackson ville The last word from the pilot Capt Tom McBrien was that he was coming in for a landing Leroy Connell a boilermaker was drinking coffee when he looked out of a window of his home in the thinly wooded sparsely settled area I saw the landing lights go on then there was a might have been an explosion or the sound of the plane made as it hit the tops of the he said The big ship fell but there was nt any fire until it hit the Other Stops The flight was 642 from Miami to Boston Stops had been planned for Washington and New York also Wreckage was strewn along a path of about 200 yards The wings were sheared off and the four en gines hurled from their moorings Small blazes started up in the dry woodland and fire fighters fought for several hours before be ing able to approach the twisted jnass which had been the cabin Ingle manager of the air port in Jacksonville said the charred hull was in perfect lineup for an instrument approach to the air port and apparently no trouble was anticipated He said the crew sent no distress message The crash was the third one in Florida in three days Four Air Force planes collided in two acci dents Monday In one crash eight men died in the other three Three men are still missing and pre sumed dead SHOPPING DAYS LEFT rrtUlp Fight TB Chmtmot J Adlais Son Hurt in Crash GOSHEN Ind Stev ensons son John 19 was injured seriously in a cartruck collision Wednesday which killed two Har vard University classmates riding in his car The dead were William S North III 19 Lake Forest and Wil liam C Boyden 19 Chicago The son of the presidential candi date was taken to Goshen General Hospital in critical condition He suffered a broken knee cap cuts and bruises Also injured was an other classmate James Gilligan 19 Nebraska City Neb At Chicago an aide said Steven son would fly here immediately to be at the bedside of his son The aide described Stevenson as ter ribly shocked to learn of the ac cident Thornton Woman Injured in Crash Mrs Elmer F Hafermann 56 Thornton is in Park Hospital here with a fractured pelvis It is the result of a highway accident Tues day afternoon three miles west of Mason City She was riding with her husband when a gas transport driven by Herbert 68 Mason City attempted to pass the Hafcrman car Haferman was forced onto the shoulder of the highway as the transport swung back to avoid an oncoming car driven by Kenneth M DeWitt 32 Mason City farmer DeWitt swerved across the high way to avoid the transport and struck the Hafermann car The Weather Mason City Cloudy and not as cold Wednesday night low 1014 Thursday cloudy with moderate temperatures high 2630 Iowa Mostly cloudy and not as cold Wednesday night except little change in temperatures ex treme east Thursday cloudy northeast partly cloudy south west Warmer Low Wednesday night 815 north 1522 south Minnesota Cloudy and warmer Qlobe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Wed nesday Maximum 10 3 l At 8 m l Precip trace YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum 2fi Records of Firm Opened Largest Sale in History WASHINGTON ff The Ford Motor Co reported Wednesday its assets are H said it earned in the first nine months of 1955 on sales amounting to The company released the fig ures heretofore always kept sec ret in connection with the Ford Foundations proposal to sell shares of company stock to the public The amount of stock to be sold apparently was a lastminute de cision Previous public word had been that about seven million shares would be offered in this first chance for the public to buy into the pioneer auto firm A registration statement for the proposed stock sale was filed with the Securities and Exchange Com mission government agency which polices the stock exchanges The statement did not give a proposed selling price for the stock This will be reported later Actual ales are expected about Jan 18 Guesses in financial circles as to the price have ranged up to S75 a share First Quarter Directors of the company have authorized a dividend of 60 cents a share for the first quarter of 1958 The statement set out Fords earnings and sales for the period from 1946 through last Sept 30 Running through these figures was a reflection of the old com panys revival and comebackun der its present head Henry Ford II In 1946 it lost 15 cents a share but turned into the black the next year with a profit of In the post war years the state ment said Ford has spent more than in expanding modernizing and replacing its fa cilities and improving its manufac turing and assembly processes The biggest single year for ex penditures was 1954 with a total of In the first nine months this year expenditures for hese purposes were reported at i Present Position The statement said the capital expenditures made by the com pany since 1946 aided it in achiev ing its present position in the auto mobile industry The statement said the additions to its facilities include some for a proposed new passenger car line but gave no details The amount of the filing fee paid o SEC supported speculation that the stock would be offered at about a share The company paid a fee of 500 The fee Is based on onelOOth of 1 per cent of the estimated ag gregate offering price The actual price however may be lower or higher depending on the under writers appraisal of market con ditions at the time of the offering The filing fee was a record for a common stock issue by an in dustrial concern Many factors were back to the decision to put some Ford stock on the them that of the ordinary stockholders interest in buying products from a company in which he holds shares It loosens somewhat the Ford familys tight hold on the company Federal Approval The stock sale means a shift from family to public ownership and the registration statement amounts to a request for federal Youth Groups Junior III Church Solicitation Monroe Junior lUeli School Pack Clear Lake Cub Scouts A A Frleml A City Friend In Memory of Molher and a Little Girl Tivo Oil Frlemls J J IVolsfetd Hrownie Troop No W Mrs Marvin Grlffen Howard Margand Dorl Cell In Memory of Just From a Doctor Sunshine Circle Club Mitchell County Jefferson Thinl Grade Brownies Troop 5i L It Faik Const Em ployes SI Ansgar Friend Another Doctor Friend The Friendly Ford Salesmen trlt chard Motor Pamela KiUhy and John Another Mr and Mrs Cross Events Cluh From llrucc Ilant Supervisors Mason City Krick Tile nenlson Club Gertie of North Shore Drive oo i on 11 nn THE DAYS 5 TOTAL TO DATE I GOAL OF CASH STILL NEEDED approval stock for public sale of the GIVING DAVS LEFT ONLY TIIKEE Three Days and Yet to Go HREE DAYS TO A N D A THIRD OF THE TOTAL Y E T TO BE RAISED That in a few words is the situation with respect to t h e Christmas Cheer Fund at noon Wednesday when the above list of the daysdonors was com pleted It was the largest total rung up for any 24 hour period during this years campaign When the solicitation is formally concluded at 2 oclock Saturday afternoon the group of Junior Hi youngsters in four churches who went out Sunday on a doortodoor basis will be entitled to special Risk Carson Defend Action in Kyer Case Legislators Give Their Own Views INDEPENDENCE Sen Don Risk and State Rep Robert 3 Carson both of Independence issued a statement Wednesday in defense of their action in pressing or discharge of Dr Donald L Kycr as head of the State Mental Health Institute here The statement was critical of Dr Kyer and asserted he actually had resigned the a year post at a conference with the Board of Control on Oct 4 Dr Kyer whose services ended Dec 4 despite his assertion that he was not resign ing has been openly critical of Risk and Carson in connection with he controversy Henry Burma chairman of the Board Of Control said he had not received as yet a copy of the mimeograp h e d s t a te m ent by Risk and Car son He said he p r e f e r r ed to withhold c o m mentuntil he received it In their joint statement Risk and Carson con tended among other things that 1 Dr Kyer was relatively in experienced in administrative work when he was appointed superintend ent of the institute 2 Dr Kyer seldom visited pa Lients in the wards of the institu tion during his twoyear term a superintendent 3 Dr Kyer engaged in the pri vate practice of psychiatry to some extent while he was at the institute 4 Dr Kycr was unfair in hL attitude toward and treatment of some employes and former em ployes 5 Dr Kyer prevented employes from using the big stairway in the main building at the institute and during the time this order was in Jffect only Dr Kyer members of his family and his dog were per mitted to use it Byrd Leads Opposition to Foreign Aid Boost WASHINGTON Byrd DVa Wednesday said American foreign aid funds had been used to reduce British taxes and help pay off Denmarks debt The Virginian cited these as examples of ways he said billions DR KYER Approve Sioux Citys Plans for FLOOD PROTECTION OMAHA District and Division officials of the Corps of Engineers have partially approved an 11million dollar flood control project for SiouxCity Brig Gen W E Potter division engineer said Wednesday The proposal for the Floyd River Basin at Sioux City would fully protect the city against a peak flood discharge on the Floyd River equal to the maximum of record which was the disastrous flood of June 8 1953 Gen Potter said Gen Potter said the report recommends a local protection project in Sioux City proper at a cost of about but has found that flood protection for urban and rural areas upstream from Sioux City and a higher degree of protection for Sioux City by means of reser voirs were found to be not economically justified at this The portion of the project approved at the district and division level calls for channel improvement levees and partial diversion of the river State Weather Slowly Warming DES MOINES weather is slowly warming up in Iowa and the precast indicates that for the first ime this week temperatures Wed nesday night will stay above zero The mercury dippedunder the ero mark Tuesday night reach ng 6 below at Spencer and 1 be ow at Mason City before the ris ing trend set in The warmer air is pushing into Iowa from the southwest drivinj eastward the cold air mass tha brought the frigid temperatures I Iowa The outlook is for cloud skies Wednesday and Thursday ahead of the warm front Winter officially arrives at Thursday f dollars have been squandered in oreign economic He demand d such practices be stopped Byrds blast apparently signaled ome strong opposition in Congress o the Eisenhower administrations olan to boost economic aid spencl ng by about 200 million dollars in he next fiscal year beginning July 1 Byrd a strong advocate of econ omy in government1 said in an in SAME Eden Shuffles Major Figures in His Cabinet Shakeup Is Answer to Criticism LONDON Ir Prime Minister Eden announced a whblesale re shuffle of his government Wednes day but British newspapers gave the changes a mixed reception Eden put seven Cabinet port folios into new hands raised one department to Cabinet rank and dropped another from the inner fold Nine of Sir Anthonys inmost offi cial family stayed where they were and actually only three new men joined the Cabinet Even some Con servative papers expressed doubts and Laborites jeered at what they interpreted a game of political chairs Top Changes These were the most important changes 1 Richard A Butler went from chancellor of the exchequer to gov ernment leader of the House of Commons In effect he becomes deputy prime minister the post for which he has been slated ever since7 the general election last May 2 Foreign Minister Harold Mac Millan succeeded Butler at the Treasury ervicw he wants economic aid ended but that he will go along with foreign military assistance a the level the administration por three billions Under administration plans economic aic funds next year would rise to While I was in Europe this fall I confirmed through the official concerned that we gave Denmark 100 million dollars lo help pay of her Byrd said He added that he had obtained From Harold E Stasscn former oreign aid chief confirmation that 200 million dollars in economic aid unds had been given Britain to inance a tax cut before the last British general elections 3 Defense Minister Selwyn Lloyd akes over the Foreign 6fiice from VlacMillan and Sir Walter Monck has been labor succeeded Lloyd in the post CabinetStatus Secretary of State Dulles dis posed Tuesday that the adminis ration will ask Congress for in foreign aid appropri tions for next week 4 The Works Ministry was raised to Cabinet status and Patrick Bu chanHepburn chief Conserva tive floor leader in Commons was named minister to replace Nigel Birch The Artistry of Pensions was dropped from the Cabinet Those removed from the Cabinet generally men above either vent to the House of Lords or to lighcr titles if they already had peerages The shakeup was Edens answer to increasing c ri ti ci s headed by the Labor of inflation on the home front and failure to cope with steppedup Communist pressure abroad Reminder Please dont fail to clear your Christmas baskets through Family Service Tel 161 It will preclude both dupli cations and omissions credit for the success of the 1955 effort The received by them was one of the largest single additions ever made to the fund in its 30 year history A special thanks to all who had a part in it This gift and the one from the Monroe Junior High School student body and staff reached us in cur rency mostly coins The Globe Gazette representative who deliv ered the days donations to Fam ily Service at 10 West State Street was well weighted down it goes without saying If the in cash reached in the three remaining Actual filing of the statement days just about everybody with with the SEC was made by Ford attorneys while announcement of the action was issued simultane ously in a dozen cities The statement also disclosed the income and stock holdings of ma jor executives of the company It revealed that Board Chairman Ernest B Breech will have re ceived direct remuneration of 000 this year the same as that of Henry Ford II desire to see it sttceed must act on his or her impulse It wont be done merely by wishing Either bring your gift large or small to the GlobeGazette office or mail it to Christmas Cheer Fund Care GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa RITES PLANNED WASHINGTON Pa UP Fu neral services for Julius Panic kiiite retired coal miner and father of Bobo Rockefeller will be held Friday in Pittsburgh Dubuque Youth Dies of Toboggan Injuries DUBUQUE UP Mil ler 16 Dubuque died Wednesday as a result of injuries he received while tobogganing on a farm near here Sunday CHRISTMAS Tenneson 22 the for mer who refused repatriation and remained with the Chinese Reds is back at his Alden home after more than two years of life with the Communists At left he is MOTHERS JUST GLAD HES HOME decorating the family Christmas tree At the right Tenne son is shown with his mother Mrs Eb K Howe looking over the many letters and greeting cards he received from various parts of country Tenneson Confused and Disillusioned By j v MCCARTHY GlobeGaiefte Staff Writer ALDEN Minn Richard Roger Tenneson the 22yearold former GI turncoat who elected to refuse repatriation and remain with Ihe Chinese Reds is back at his home in Alden And to put it mildly hes a very disillusioned young man This writer after a lengthy in terview with the exPFC at his farm home came away convinced hes still pretty much up in the air in respect to both political and religious beliefs Tenneson one of the American soldiers who balked at repatriation following the Korean conflict ar rived home on Dec 16 after cross ing into Hong Kong four days pre viously Currently Tennrson said he Is working on a detailed slalcmciil for release to the press probably about the first of the year in which he plans to outline his rea sons for the decision to leave Com munist China Right now f am not telling any one about it until Ive had a chance to think it he said Mrs Eb K Howe Tcnncsons mother added that he hasnt even told me and Im not asking him until hes ready to talk But its so wonderful to have him back home Asked what he thought about the Communist doctrine the farm youth made several angry nervous gestures and emphatically denied he had accepted Red principles Communism is all right for those who like he said But I for one didnt like Tenneson continued thnt he dc urled to go to China two years ago in order to protest against war The only way it could be done he said was to go with the Chinese relate the entire story when I get around to Neither would he elaborate as lo why he refused to Tracing briefly his experiences communicate with his mother after the A r m y and later macc a flying trip to the Far China the Aklcn youth said he enKasl in an to persuade him listed in July 1950 and was scntlr rotllrri lo the to Korea the following March Anci il was apparent during the After nearly three months at the interview at the Howe home on front with the 23rd Regiment tnat MrsHowe is content the Second Division he was cap11 allow her son to handle the situ lurcd by enemy forces We were marched lo the rear and in about 10 days arrived at the Chinese collection Ten neson recalled The youngster continued that his decision to refuse repatriation was made June 9 1953 because I was opposed to American policy in re spect to Tenneson refused lo go into de tails and reiterated that he would ation himself On the question of religion Ten noson again refused to commit himself Fie put it this way when queried as to whether he believed in God or had embraced atheism No body is going to get me to commit myself so theres no use he said Tenneson attended services last Sunday at the Alden Methodist Church bvit would not say ha   

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