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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 3, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for tlw MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT VOL LXII 1 Associated Press and Uuitcd Press Full Lease Wires T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKEI ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Seven Cents a Copy HOME EDITION MAKE EVERY DAY SAFE DRIVING DAY 7 H MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 3 1956 This Paper Consists of Two Ona 90 Arrest No 74 R it 1 Communists and Tax Rebels Score Major Gains in French Election Congress Session Major Issues at Stake WASHINGTON 84th Con gress Tuesday convened its second session which will draw the issues perhaps make or break hopes of potential the 1956 presidential election year The lawmakers gathered in an atmosphere of postholiday jovial ity but they were already jockey ing over such voteimportant ques tions as a farm programtabbed No 1 by both reduc tion foreign aid and hjghway build ing And the Democrats in control of the congressional machinery were talking anew about investigations commonly an enthusiastic pastime of election years House Democratic Leader Mc Cormack Mass said he thought his party should center its investi gations on control of government by big Big Business This administration is domi nated by big McCor mack told reporters and I think the public should know the extent to which big business has taken Traditionally the Congress con ducts no legislative business until it receives the Presidents annual State of the Union message President Eisenhower recuper ating at Key West from his Sept 24 heart attack will send the message tothe Capitol on Thurs day It will be read by clerks Eisenhower will return to Wash ington next weekend Once again the session will put to a test the question of how well a Republican administration and a Democratic controlled Congress can work together Two Vacant The Democrats outnumber the Repulicans 49 47 in the Senate and 230203 in the House Two House seats are vacant They were held by Democrats In session both par ties will be trying to write a rec ord that will win votes in Novem ber All House members and one third of the senators will be up for election Control of the White House is also at stake The biggest unanswered question of the moment is whether Eisen hower stricken by a heart attack last Sept 24 will run for a second term One member of Congress Sen Kefauver is an an nounced candidate for president Sen Knowland of California the GOP floor leader has made plain he will seek the Republican nom ination if Eisenhower does not seek reelection Plenty of other members would not duck if the lightning should strike their way Nor it can be assumed would many of them complain if they were tapped for pecond place on their party tickets for next Novembers elections Eisenhower getting some sun pnd exercise in Key West before resuming a full work sched will outline the administration program in his annual State of the Union message on Thursday He will send it to Congress to be read by clerks rather than deliver it in person Annual Report A series of messages on specific subjects will follow later as will the annual budget and a report on the nations economy At conferences with congressional leaders in midDecemher Eisen hower urged legislation to step up construction of highways to help Overcome a shortage of school classrooms and to improve the social security system The White House announced also that agreement was reached to give top priority to legislation to aid farmers beset by declining prices and rising costs Just a couple of days ago Senate Demo cratic Leader Lyndon B Johnson of Texas called the drop in farm income the No 1 trouble spot in country v i FAURE WATCHES RETURNSFrances Premier Edgar Faure looks up to view a board showingresults of the countrys general election Monday while he chats with two newsmen Faure spent the day in the Home Ministry as he awaited word on the elections outcome BUT UNDER ESTIMATE Traffic Deaths Set New Years Record By United Press Holiday traffic deaths set a record for a threeday New Years celebration but an allout safety campaign saved 70 Jives The United Press count from 6 Friday until midnight Mon day showed that 357 persons died in traffic accidents There were 72 deaths in fires 12 in plane crashes and 62 miscellaneous accidents for an overall holiday death toll of 503 The traffic death count topped the record of 320 fatalities set dur ing the threeday 1953 New Years holiday But it wasnt close to the 420 predicted by the National Safety Council which would have set an alltime record of 621 set during Black Christmas weekend just one week ago The Safety Council estimated r i a iiioior venicie aeatn toil that the final New Years death for the still young new year stood fallv vvmilH ctnn of ocn oiuvu tally would stop at about 350 That meant a saving of 70 iives which fhn i u j iuic puisuiis reponea Mon the council had previously written day Only two such deaths had off The council credited three fac tors for saving of lives 1 An unprecedented national traffic crackdown involving a small army of policemen National Guardsmen and even planes They had orders to enforce all laws to the limit in order to prevent an other massacre 2 Wide publicity given to the Black Christmas slaughter by press radio and television 2 A refreshing demonstration of safe and sane driving by holiday motorists Ned H Dearborn council presi dent said it was discouraging that the nation had set two traffic death records in as many weeks California led this years death count with 35 followed by Texas with 23 and New York State with 21 Mrs Carman Still on Critical Mrs Milton H Carman Mason My Tuesday still was on the criti cal list at Mercy Hospital She was njured in an automobile accident Sunday night in which she was pinned under a Her doctor said she has im proved though stjll in critical con dition with multiple injuries in cluding a large number of broken Jones He said she also received head and internal injuries in the mishap Mrs Carman was riding in a car driven by her son Delno Carman States Road Death Toll Reaches 10 By The Associated Presi Iowas motor vehicle death toD at 10 Tuesday with the deaths of two more persons reported Mon been reported on this date last year and only three in alltime record year for traffic fa talities Killed Monday were George J Zwanziger 76 Waterloo who au thorities said was the victim of a hitrun driver and Jerry Dale Lorentzen 21monthold son of Mr and Mrs Lyle J Lorentzen of near Churdan who died when a car driven by his mother skidded out of control and overturned on High way 71 two miles north of Jeffer son Different Date Commenting on the slaughter on Iowa highways that ushered in the New Year State Safety Commis sioner ClintonMoyer said If there was any desire on the part of drivers to turn over a new leaf this year all we got out of it is a different date to write after the names of accident victims Otherwise we are starting to write the same old tragic story all over again in the same old words Carlessness indifference discourtesy Courses Flunked We need to look at ourselves as a group of drivers who still are flunking the course in traffic safety after years and years of bloody object lessons After we have taken that look all of us need to get down to the fundamentals of safety education to the extent that each driver has the chance to actually participate in a planned State safety officials had pre dicted five persons would be killed uy nci auii ucino uarman lULtu llvc prisons vvouiu oe tuiica 23 Mason City on Highway J8 at in the state during all three days hc west edge of Clear Lake when of the Ncw Years holiday which the vehicle went out of control and officially ended at midnight Mon rolled over She was thrown from dav and pinned beneath it DIES AT 95 AN EXEMPTION NO T i v MORLAIX France UP One ieij I Leselte Kelpien French voter was so excited that 95 oldest resident of Elkader died he placed his sons birth certificate t her home Monday after anillinstead of a ballot in the voting urn ness of three months Monday GoaHtion Likely to Continue Faure Mendes Split Majority PARIS UP France Tuesday looked forward to more years of shaky coalition governments as the rival moderate factions of Premier Edgar Faure and exPremier Pierre Mendes France split the majority of returns from the Na tional Assembly elections The Communists and Pierre Poujades tax rebels piled up unex pected gains The Reds actually were running slightly behind their 1951 popular vote but the moder ate splitbreaking up antiRed al liances successful in the Communists more seats Unofficial returns for the 544 eats filled in European France and 17 of the 50 for overseas territories gave these major Assembly stand ings from the voting Monday Faures rightcenter about 193 seats considerably less than expected due partly to the in roads of Poujade Tax Foes MendesFrances leftist Repub lican 156 including 88 for the Socialists a gain of 52 a lot more than the 4 to 8 observers had conceded them before the voting They hac prominence only lasl year with their leaders campaign against paying taxes With just over 15 million of the estimated record 25 million votes tabulated the Communists had a total of or per cent In 1951 they polled per cent The Poujadists had accumulated per cent and the rest were divided mostly between the two moderate groupings Faure at once called for a re union of his forces with those of MendesFrance to rebuild the mod erate coalitions which have gov erned France since 1947 But there was no immediate echo from Men desFrance a close associate Faure until they split last year The first results of the of SPARTAN FANS TEAR DOWN GOAL Michigan Statensurg onto the field at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena Calif Monday to tear clown the goal posts seconds after the MSUUCLA game ended A lastmoment field goal gave the Spartans a 1714 victory in the New Years classic Details on the sports Violence at Ohio Factory Union Orders Demonstration COLUMBUS Ohio MVAn esti mated 100 police moved in to break up mass picketing at the Columbus Westinghouse Electric Corp plant Tuesday andtouched the spark to a 12weekold powder keg at the struck plant In the brief violence One man died possibly of a heart attack but after a beating claimed an officer of the Interna tional Union of Electrical Workers At least seven persons were in jured Ninety persons were 8 men and 12 women At least one auto was overturned at each of the plants five gates Police cars were stoned and clubbed in the predawn darkness as he longexpected violence burst out at during a previously planned mass Dead on Arrival The dead man was Troy Tad lock 34 who was dead on arrival May Ask Sift of Widening Gap in Prices WASHINGTON Sen Mil ton R Young RND said Tuesday he may ask Congress to invest gate the widening gap between farm and retail food prices Young made the statement after publication of an Agriculture De partment survey which attributed ncreased marketing 83 per cent higher now than in costs mostly to industrial wage in creases The report said middle mens profits are not a factor The effect of factory workers MendesFrance said uTa statement hvkGS uhe farmers dwin confirm the discredit into which fmg slare the consumers food the outgoing majority has fallen dollar has bee argued No Majority recent weeks Farm prices are a With no faction anywhere near a ln the eary staSes of majority of the Assembly memthe Presidenlial campaign bership three possibilities of a coalition seemed likely perhaps Foreign Minister Antoine lure enough Mendes France supporters to make up a Cabinet team 2 MendesFrance might work the same maneuver on the Faure Pinay forces 3 MendesFrance might yield to Communist pressure and take them into a popular front Cabinet He has said he would not seek Red support but some of his friends thought this might become inevi table Another way out would be for the Assembly to pass a new election law more likely to produce a clear majority and hold new elections in the near future Much appeared to depend on events in North Africa one of the main issues in the short but hard fought campaign If the revolt in Algeria gets worse the deputies might call on MendesFrance as they did to end the Indochinese War Underlining the situation facing the new Assembly Nationalist reb els captured a 13man French gar rison within 20 miles of Algiers it self Monday and killed 6 of the troops A few hours earlier a French armored patrol killed 16 rebels about 50 miles from the Tu nisian border SAME AllTime High he doubts if labor costs have been as much a factor in the farm price situation as the survey indicates I understand that profits of processors are at an alltime he said The report issued by Secretary of Agriculture Ezra T Benson Monday said profits of a group of large food processors wholesalers and retailers have grown sub stantially since 945 It added the increases were due primarily to increased sales by the concerns Other Rates The spread has widened pri marily because of the substantial increase in all costs of performing marketing services since the report said Wage rates are up almost 100 per cent over 1945 Freight rates and other costs packaging material containers fuel equipment rents etc are up about The report said labor costs are the largest single item in the operating costs of most food mar keting Iowa Guard Gets Six Faster Jet Fighters DBS MOINES Air National Guardsmen Tuesday were busy replacing the word Ohio on six F84E Thunderjets with the word The guard recently got the first six of the fighters from the Ohio air guard The Des Moines group will soon be completely equipped with the bigger and more powerful planes The Iowa guard now uses F80 Shooting Stars about 100 miles an liour slower Duluth Residents Sharing Sidewalks With Wild Animals DULUTH Minn luth residents Tuesday uncon cernedly shared their streets and sidewalks with hungry wolves foxes and an occa sional bear Heavy snows have driven the animals into the city look ing for food Gauntwolves have been seen stalking the streets a man had to shoot a bobcat in his garage and a woman complained to police that there was a bear in her backyard But most Dututh residents took a hohum attitude about the invasion It happens every time the food supply in the nearby northern Minnesota woods runs short they said Son of Naval Official Among 3 Dead in Fire WASHINGTON W S Jates III 21 son of Undersecre ary of the Navy Thomas S Gates and two other Harvard stu dents died in an early morning ire Tuesday at a ski lodge near Mont Tremblant Quc rAII About The Weather Mason City Mostly fair through Wednesday Cooler Tuesday night and Wednesday Low Tues day night 15 High Wednesday 3033 owa Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday little colder Low Tuesday night 5 northeast 25 southwest Five Day Iowa Temperatures Wednesday through Sunday will average 4 to 8 degrees above nor mal Normal highs 27 north to 35 south Normal lows 9 north to 16 south Only minor temperature changes are expected until a warming trend over the weekend Precipitation will average from onetenth of an inch extreme north to little or none south Oc casional rain or snow about Sat urday with a chance of showers in north Thursday Minnesota Fair and colder Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Tues day Maximum 32 Minimum 17 At 8 19 YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum 26 Eden Summons Cabinet on Arms Matter LONDON Prime Ministei Eden called his Cabinet Tuesday o discuss the growing crisis in he Middle East and to consider demands for parliamen ary debate on the governments policy of selling arms to Arabs and Israelis Eden assembled his ministers after meeting Labor Party Leader Hugh Gaitskell and turning down i Socialist request that he invite he Kremlin to help maintain ieace in the explosive Middle Cast Return Ordered The Cabinet meeting preceded m emergency conference Wednes day between Foreign Secretary elwyn Lloyd and British ambas iadors to eight Middle East coun ries who were suddenly ordered jack to London Accompanying the flurry of dip omatic activity was a warning by sraeli Premier David BenGurion hat Israel must be ready for im minent war with her Arab neigh bors BenGurton told his Parlia ment however that war was not Britains press kept a barrage f criticism against the Eden gov ernment over revelations that old and other surplus oods have trickled British tanks Vorld War II hrough Belgium to the Middle East Pledge Anew The government issued a state nent pledging anew to do all in ts power to prevent a Middle East arms race At the same time it partly lifted s recent embargo on war surplus joods It said such goods could e shipped abroad if governments f the countries concerned could uarantee the material would not e reconditioned and resold for military purposes In response to Gaitskells request or a new approach to Russia n Middle East issues Eden said e already had made futile over ures to the Russians who are busy wooing the Arab world and chan eling arms to Egypt at a hospital Dr Kobert Evans coroner did not report a verdict on the cause of death immediately but Earl Webb international rep resentative of the striking union said of Tadlocks death If he had a heart attack ft because it was given to him by the beating he The taken in custody were charged with violating a Dec 1 court order limiting pickets to six at each gate They also were held for investigation of Police Lt William Carney said he melee started at gate 1 on West Broad Street on the citys western edge He reported three cars were upset at the gate About 20 demonstrators trapped him and rocked his car in an attempt to overturn it before he was rescued by two sheriffs deputies he added Protest Movement Charles Clark president of Co lumbus Local 746 said Monday night the union votedthe demon stration to protest the companys backtowork movement in the strike which started as a part of a national walkout against Westing house Oct 17 About normal ly are employed at the Columbus plant and the company reports more than have returned to work The company said the highest number of workers who have re turned on any one shift since the back to work movement started was a number of days ago A company spokesman said 529 back on the first shjft Tuesday The IUE called it West inghouse members in the nation out on a strike to back up demands for a 15cent hourly wage increase Nine days later the Independent United Electrical Workers struck Westinghouse in a similar contract dispute Members of each union averaged an hour before the strikes They rejected a company proposal for a fiveyear contract described by the company as providing a minimum of 23V4 cents an hour pay increase over a fiveyear pe riod Wont Summon1 Troops Gov Frank J Lausche informed of the plant happenings issued this formal statement The conduct of the leaders in ducing the mass assembly of pick ets in violation and defiance of law and the court order is wrong and indefensible veiopments that But the de have thus far West German Soldiers Reach Schools in U S NEW YORK WVThe first Ger man soldiers to come to the United tates in uniform since World War I arrived here by plane Monday o study at Army schools The 3 officers and enlisted men from Vest Germanys new army will be ere from three to six months taken place do not warrant resort ing to the extraordinary remedy of calling out the National In Pittsburgh Gwilym A Price president and board chairman of Westinghouse issued a written statement saying The International Union of Elec trical Workers Tuesday took tho law into its own hands in Ohio and Pennsylvania and deliberately planned violence which openly flaunted the laws and the of both states This is not unionism ft h   

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