Mason City Globe Gazette, February 3, 1956

Mason City Globe Gazette

February 03, 1956

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 3, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY DOLLAR DAYS Thwrsday Friday VOL LXU Associated Preu and United FuU Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3 1956 This Paper Consists of Two Onw No 101 Likely to Reject 2nd Treaty Bid European Cold Toll Hits TOO Record Lows for Century LONDON Europes worst cold wave of the 20th cen tury pushed its toll to 100 lives Friday Property damage ran into the millions of dollars and govern ment forecasters said little relief could be expected for the next few days From Turkey to Britain from Scandinavia to the shores of Mo rocco countless millions shivered in the relentless grip of ice or snow for the fourth day Subzero gales blasted the ex posed coasts and endangered at least two ships South Greece just out of the cold belt was staggered by dis astrous rainstorms Floods swept away roads and bridges Hundreds of families spent the night on roof tops or clinging to trees France Hit Worst France was worst hit with 30 known dead Britain had 17 Tur key 10 West and East Germany 9 Italy 9 Denmark 8 Austria 4 the Netherlands 4 and Switzerland I Four more including a woman and a 2yearold child were feared dead aboard a tiny fishing boat trapped by ice off the Dutch Coast Even the French Riviera nor mally a balmy winter spot report ed subfreezing temperatures The frost killed an estimated million and a half dollars worth of spring flowers The frigid blasts from Siberia had sheeted most rivers of the continent with ice halting boats carrying badly needed fuel and food The intense cold ruptured wa ter and gas mains and electric power stations broke down under abnormal demands for heat in homes and factories The crew of the Swedish ship Roasling took to their boats in the storm swept Mediterranean near Crete after radioing their ship was going down Hours later their fate was not known 41 Rescued Three helicopters braving fierce gales vhich kept rescue ships away plucked 41 men from a Nor wegian tanker aground on a reef off the Scottish Coast Across the Mediterranean Bone Algeria reported its first snow fall in 10 years Wind gusts of more than 95 miles per hour added to the misery of the shivering population in Trieste The Budapest radio reported the Danube River frozen over its en tire reaches and said all rail traffic in Hungary was halted by deep snow Torrential rains and heavy snow hit Turkey The temperature in Britain sank to 5 degrees above zero Thursday the coldest day of the century Storms kept fishing vessels in their ports EXIOWAN GOES FREE Hughes Acquitted of Perjury NEW YORK ffi A federal court jury Friday acquitted Paul H Hughes on two counts of count perjury indictment The government apparently aban doned further action and he went free immediately The jury of 10 men and two women told Judge Archie O Daw son it was hopelessly dead locked on the remaining four counts The jury deliberated 11 hours The trial started Jan 16 U S Atty Paul W Williams told newsmen it was inconceiv able that the government would move for a new The prosecutor said Hughes bail of would be discharged and the defendant was free to Hughes 35 a former Daven port Iowa resident was charged with lying to a federal grand jury investigating Harvey Matusow an exCommunist who turned FBI informant against Red leaders and then recanted his testimony Hughes testified he was a tool in a political plot against Sen and antiMcCarthy Americans for Joseph R Action discuss by and 2 on which he was acquitted charged that in 1954 he falsely swore that he heard Joseph L Rauh na tional head of the proNew Deal PAUL H HUGHES phone with Brig Gen Telford Taylor arrangements to supply Matusow with financial assistance Taylor is adviser to the Na tional Committee for a More Ef fective Congress Rauh and Taylor both denied the story on the witness stand The two counts also charged that Hughes lied in telling the grand jury that he was present at a meeting in October 1954 with Rauh Alfred Friendly manag ing editor of the Washington Post and Times Herald and Murrey Marder Hughes had sworn that at the meeting it was said that Matu sow was in the process of ad mitting perjury Hughes admitted on the witness stand that he trumped up evi dence of illegal activities against McCarthys Senate Per manent Investigating subcommit tee but contended Rauh and others knew the material was phony INJURED FIREMAN ChicarellL 37 a Davenport fireman is lowered from the roof of the AmVets building which along with a furniture warehouse was gutted by fire Thursday Chicarelli was overcome by smoke and hospitalized The blaze caused an estimated damage most of it to the warehouse and its con tents Eden Favors Easing of Red Trade Curbs WASHINGTON Prime Minister Eden said Friday his government favors a step by step easing of the Wests con trols on Red China to put them on the same level with Russia Eden made the statement in a 45minute news conference held as he prepared to leave Washington after a fiveday visit for conferences with President Eisenhower Eden also said Britain believes it might be desirable to station more United Nations observers along the ArabIsraeli borders But he said any final decision as to that should be left to the truce Russian Offer of British Treaty Called Remarkable r All About The Weather Mason fair Friday night and Saturday slightly warmer Low Friday night 05 above High Saturday 1824 Iowa Partly cloudy west cloudy with possible light snow and warmer east Friday night Sat urday generally fair west clear ing east Low Friday night near zero northwest 814 southeast Fiveday Iowa Temperatures Fri day night through next Wednes day will average 2 to 4 degrees above normal Normal highs 33 north to 37 south Normal lows 15 north to 18 south Not much temperature change through Monday Becoming colder Tues day and Wednesday Little or no precipitation is anticipated Mmnetoat Clear and cold Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum supervisor in the area Canadian Gen E L M Burns The news conference was held at the National Press Club with more than 300 reporters attending Answers Questions In response to questions the Prime Minister also said 1 He had not yet had a chance to study Soviet Premier Bulgan ins latest note to President Eisen hower But he said he has every confidence we shall agree with Eisenhowers expected reply 2 He sees no value to signing another 20year friendship treaty with Russia as proposed by Bul ganin in the note since a Soviet British treaty was torn up by the Russians only last year 3 Britain has made no new com mitments as to defense of Formosa and the Pescadores should they be attacked by Red China Raise Standards 4 The United States and Britain must do everything possible to raise living standards in underde veloped areas to counter Russias switch from military to economic penetration tactics 5 President Eisenhower and he take very seriously the possibil ity of joint ac tion in the Middle East to keep any border disputes from erupting into war Eden declined to predict wha these steps might be His conference with Presiden Eisenhower exceeded my expec made on very wide range of He said progress was all points showing a La Prensa Returns to Argentine Newsstands BUENOS AIRES Argentin of the press re turned to Argentina Friday whe the newspaper La Prensa bega publishing as a free newspape for the first time in five years Dr Alberto Gainza Paz wh built the newspaper to greatnes only to see it seized by forme President Juan D Peron prcsse a button at which se its 21unit press rolling with record copies Standby Credit Opposed by Sec Humphrey Open Hearings on Economic Message WASHINGTON of the Treasury Humphrey Friday op posed standby consumer credit President Ei senhower suggested in his econom ic message Testifying before the Senate House Economic Committee Hum phrey also said 1 There is nothing now in sighl to justify a tax cut 2 He sees nothing alarming to the nations economy in the farm price situation The congressional group headed by Sen Douglas is hold ing hearings on the Presidents re cent economic report In it Eisenhower asked that serious consideration be given to providing standby authority for government controls on installment buying Some economists have sug gested that consumer credit is ris ing too fast Close Watch Humphrey asked about this WASHINGTON UPi Prime min ster Eden Friday described So iet Premier Bulganins offer of friendship treaty with Britain as remarkable event since Rus ia only last year tore up a Soviet Jrilish nonaggression pact At the same time Eden defended is invitation to and Com munist Party Boss Nikita Khrush hev to visit England next spring Eden said he does not regard it s a bad thing that we should alk with those with whom we dis There vised to be an AngloSoviet pact Eden remarked Eden himself and Soviet Foreign Vlinister Molotov signed it he said nd perhaps he will That treaty doesnt exist any onger because the Soviets de nounced Eden said Three Accidents in One Night Too Much for Michigan Driver ANN ARBOR Mich ffi Charles H Rose 38 was shaken up when his car ran off a road Thursday night He called a wrecker Rose rode in the truck The truck skidded off the road Rose was knocked uncon scious The truck driver called an ambulance The ambulance collided with a car at an Ann Arbor intersection and was wrecked Another ambulance was cafled for Rose Rose was dead on arrival at University Hospifal Another Wave of Cold in State Spencer Has 18 By The Associated Prcjj Another cold wave covered Iowa Friday sending temperatures be ow zero across the state Spencer again was one of the coldest spots with 18 below early Friday Mason City had 17 below Other below zero readings in clude Waterloo 11 Ottumwa 9 Sioux City Davenport and Bur lington 7 Cedar Rapids 6 Lamoni and DCS Moines 5 Dubuque 3 and Council Bluffs 1 below A slight warming trend is fore cast by the Weather Bureau with highs Friday ranging from 1218 northwest to 1624 sutheast It is not expected to be as cold Friday night with lows near zero north west to 814 southeast Iowa highways were reported normal to icy in protected areas said that he felt the consumer credit situation should be watched closely so the government wouldnt be taken by But he added he thought the gov ernment was taking on a lot of responsibility when you tell 157 million people what they can af ford to Asked if it would be advisable to have such authority available if needed Humphrey said I think it is better not to have standby The secretary went on to say he believes it would be preferable to act when you know the con ditions you have lo Prepared Statement Humphrey brought to the hear ing a prepared statement in which tie said that if the nation will go ahead and work and buy and build and improve with confidence tempered with prudence new peaks of prosperity lie Humphrey also said in his state ment that the long trend of in flation that dropped the value of the dollar from 100 cents in 1939 to 52 cents 13 years later has been After he read the statement Douglas told him it failed to fur nish the type of information and advice the committee deserves from a Cabinet U S Bans Travel in Hungary as Result of Arrests WASHINGTON Wl The United States Friday banned travel oJ American citizens to Communisl Hungary A note charged the Hun garian government with persecut ing Hungarian employes of the American legation and curtailing freedom of the press The sudden ac tion of its kind since the goodwil era of the summit conference la si one of three measures taken by Washington in connection with the arrest in Hungary of En dre Marlon Budapest correspond ent of The Associated Press and his wife Ilona a United Press correspondent then The Marions Hungarians were seized last year and have been given prison terms by Communis courts on espionage charges Two local employes of the Unitcc States legation Bela Kapolsy and Cornel Balas Hungarian citizens were picked up with the Martons tried like them in secret and also given prison terms GEN EARLE PARTRIDGE Defense Planes Soon to Carry Atom Bombs House Grinds Out First of Money Bills Small Cuts Made for 3 Agencies WASHINGTON UP The House Appropriations Committee riday approved a money bill to run the Treasury Postoffice and Tax Court in th 12 months starting July 1 The Democraticcontrolled com mittee ground out the first of series of appropriations for the new year with few harsh words for the agencies involved anc without substantial reductions President Eisenhower had asked for for the three agencies The cut as recommend ed by the appropriations group vas only The commit ee in the past frequently has made or at least claimed much jigger savings The Postoffice Department gets he bulk of the 000 as against three billion dollars sought by Mr Eisenhower a re duction of 26 million dollars The committee noted that the depart ment will wind up the new year 470 million dollars in the red and said postal rates should be raised o make up the loss Some action must be taken to et postal rates more appropriate o the costs of the the jroup said in ils report to the House It described present rate as woefully The committee failed to suggest where the proposed rate boosts should be applied President Eisen nower has said first class rates among others should be in creased The Treasury would get all but of what the President asked The Tax Court of the United States goi as requested Bulganin Note Is Studied Offers Few New Ideas WASHINGTON UP1 The com mander of the nations air defense said Friday atomic weapons soo will be stored at Air Force groun stations and carried on defens aircraft The day is not far off whe we shall have atomic weapons a the various stations in storage anc on the planes in Gen Earle E Partridge said in an address prepared for a jet age conference of the Air Force Assn This contributes to our deter mination to remove military fly ng from municipal or civil air orts as soon as he said iut added that will come only WASHINGTON new appeal rom Premier Bulganin Friday ailed to melt U S opposition to Soviet American friendship ireaty which this government holds to be needless and perhaps risky In a message made public by the State Department late Thursday night Bulganin urged President Eisenhower to re consider the 20year pact proposed by the Russian Premier last week and promptly turned down by Ei senhower U S officials said Bulganins new message was mainly a rehash of previous arguments for the treaty and that he had not ad vanced persuasive new ideas Eisenhower in a letter last Sat urday had told Bulganin a treaty between Russia and the United tales merely reiterating peaceful ehavior pledges already in the nited Nations Charter might in eed work against the cause ol Not Named Bulganin picked up Eisenhowers rgument that deeds not words re needed to ease EastWest ten over a period of years and at a cost of more than billion Partridge commander in chie of the Continental Air Defensi iommand said that while defens aircraft are always loaded on missions the Air Force ba installed all manner of contr sequences as guards against ac cidents We are putting more safet features into the controls for thi Partridge said The rea ion is that the present weapons are only midgets in comparison o what we are going Gen Nathan F Twining put ftir her stress on the nuclear acci ent prevention theme in an ad ress to the association He said he Air Force has been in the luclear bomb business for more ban 10 years and commented You may readily appreciate hat an aircraft crew would be hes tant to fly a vehicle unless the lazard to them of an accidental letonation was essentially nonex Man Burns to Death on Marshalltown Farm MARSHALLTOWN UP John Schuler about 70 burned to death early Friday when fire destroyec lis trailer home just inside the city limits authorities said Schii Icr lived alone on a farm ten anted by Harold Buschon where was employed as a farm laborer THATS NICE LONDON Soviet Ant arctic expedition includes 14 wom was reported Friday Family of Slain Police Officer Gets WATERLOO Contributions to taling were placed in trust Thursday for the family of a Waterloo policeman fatally shot while making an arrest last month The money is part of the William Mehlhorn Memorial Fund launched by the Waterloo Courier ions and sought to turn it back m the United States Without naming Secretary of State Dulles he called the secre tarys brink of war statements provocative And be said Ameri can moves to build up its air bases around the Soviet Union create fully understandable apprehen sion among the Russians Bulganin said he thought Eisen hower would agree that the con clusion of a treaty of friendship and cooperation between the two strongest powers in the world vould contribute enormously to a leatthier international Officials said his letter would be mswered in the same courteous that has characterized the xchange of almost half a dozen icrsonal messages between the wo leaders since the summit con erencc last July Bulganin told Eisenhower Russia vould be prepared to make friend hip treaties with Britain France and other countries The Soviet leader also reiterated a Russian proposal for a treaty be ween the Communist Warsaw Pact nations and the powers banded to ether under the North Atlantic Treaty Organization New Element The offer to make treaties with Britain and France was a new ele ment in the latest message So was a statement by Bulganin hut a U friendship treaty would be of great positive significance in establishing the necessary prerequisites for the solution of the German American authorities said they did not understand what Bulganin meant by this bait In the same message he renewed a charge that the United States Britain and France seek to reestablish mili tarism in all Germany Another new element was an in vitation by Bulganin for Eisen hower to submit his thoughts on provisions of a friendship treaty He gave assurances that they would receive the greatest atten This was a clear bid for the President to enter into active nego tiations on a treaty The Bulganin statement was as sured of careful and detailed study Authorities said there al ways is a chance that Soviet moves of this kind may be truly aimed at bringing about better re lations No such design was de tected however in initial studici of the message THE NERVY TYPE ST PAUL Minn UP Two men cleared of auto theft charges walked out of the police station Thursday and stole a drivcrless laxicab They were rearrcstcd OFF TO STUDY WHALES HEARTBEAT AP Wircpholo Dr Paul Dudley Boston heart specialist who treated President Eisenhower during his illness and a group of friends hold a sea of the equipment to be used in their attempt to record the heart beat of a gray whale The group left Los Angeles Friday Electrode darts fired into a whales heart will transmit impulses to equipment in the sleds SAME RUck meini traffic death In hnnrW ;