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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 4, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Presi United Press Full Lease Wire MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER T H A T M A K I S A L L NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4 1954 AFTERCASEREPORTS BRIBE ATTEMPT This Paper Consists ol Two One No 102 Ballot on Gas Bill Derailed By FRED S HOFFMAN WASHINGTON ue A reported money offer allegedly designed to influence a senator to vote for the natural gas bill Saturday threat ened to derail plans for final action Monday on the closely contested measure It also threw deeper in doubt SEN FRANCIS CASE Students in Race Protest TUSCALOOSA Ala esti mated men students some chanting Keep Bama white to hell with demonstrated early Saturday against enrollment of the first Negro student at the University of Alabama Thesinging shouting crowd gathered on the university cam pus and marched to the home of Dr O C Carmichael school pres ident Told he svas out of town about 500 of the students marched downtown and later disbanded Police described the disturbance as one of those panty but the cries of members of the group all were directed against the newly admitted Negro woman There were no arrests Police Escort Autherine Lucy 26yearold Bir mingham secretary attended her first classes Friday She was es corted throughout the day by po lice officers and there was little evidence of any reaction except curiosity Friday night about oclock however crowds of men gathered around a cross which had been set afire in the center of University which bisects the campus Firecrackers and some bombs were Bet off After going to the presidents home the crowd marched around the girls dormitory and then about half an estimated 500 walked down to the flagpole in the heart of Tuscaloosa No Force Used As they marched the students sang and chanted Keep Bama white To hell with Auther Several students said police tried to persuade them to stop but did not use force A student whose name was not learned climbed upon the pedestal at the base of the flagpole and told the crowd The governor will read about Were in accord with the states of Mississippi and Gov Talmadge of Georgia Were setting he example for There have been no reports of any Negroes attempting to enroll at Polytechnic Institute the eventual fate of the House passed bill to exempt producer prices of gas from direct federal control Sen Francis Case RSD told a startled Senate Friday he had rejected the campaign con he had posed before to vote for the BillibrTls Price Tag on Soil Bank Plan Unveiled at Capital By EDWIN HAAKINSON WASHINGTON billiondol lar price tag on the administra tions soil bank plan received gen eral approval Saturday from mem bers of the Senate Agriculture Committee Under Secretary of Agriculture True D Morse told the committee plans now call for asking farmers to take 44 to 50 million acres GUI of production The government would pay them from 800 million to a billion dollars Payment to individual farmers would vary widely under the two part program For diverting land rom wheat cotton corn and rice hey would receive half this years support price on the crops they expected from the di verted land Under a longer range program for planting grass and trees they would receive an acre rental plus 80 per cent of he cost of average an acre Most Impressad I think most members committee were favorably im Chairman Ellender CD La of the Senate Agriculture Com mittee told newsmen Its more generous than some said Sen Aiken enior GOP member Ellender called the committee jack into closeddoor session Sat urday for tentative decision on major features of the new legisla tion In advance EUender reported hat a majority of his 15member jroup favored dropping the pres ent flexible farm price supports in avor of a return to former higher levels That could cause a timeconsum ng battle later on the Senate floor The Senate reversed its com mittee in 1954 to put the flexible supports into operation at the urg ng of President Eisenhower and Secretary of Agriculture Benson Cost Estimates Morse giving the first cost esti mates on the soil bank program told the committee that between 455 and 650 million dollars would o to farmers who agree to divert between 19 and 26 million acres his year from planting allotments or cotton wheat corn and rice Morse estimated that another 350 million dollars would be needed to pay farmers who took an addition al 25 million acres out of any farm cropland This is the longer term conservation reserve for planting rees and grass These payments would be in ad dition to the 250 million dollars Congress already has authorized or the Agricultural Conservation Program now operated under old er farm laws Ellender said that local and state armer committees who now ad minister ACP and other federal programs also would handle the soil bank program He said the department would need an extra 75 million dollars to pay adminis ralive costs of the soil bank pro gram but that he now plans to vote against it The money came he said from a lawyer who was not an opponent of the He did not name him Alarmed senators who have been fighting for enactment of the legis lation suggested the possibility the reported offer to Case was a ma neuver to take away the votes of senators who were inclined to vote for passage There were de mands for an investigation of what Sen Fulbright DArk called a serious charge of attempted brib Fulbright is the bills spon sor Senate Democratic Leader Lyn Smith Sentenced to 35 Years ADEL James Smith 22 Knoxville charged with the slay ing of his grandmother changed his plea to guilty Saturday and was sentenced to a term of not to exceed 35 years at Fort Madison Sentence was pronounced by Dis trict Judge George S a c k e t t Smiths trial brought here on a change of venue from Marion County was scheduled to begin Smith was accused of killing hTs grandmother Daisy Betterton 67 in her Attica home last August Her body later was found at Ara pahoe and Smith was ar rested at the home of a brother at Denver Spike Rumor About 2nd Heart Attack GETTYSBURG Pa rumor that President Eisenhower had an other heart attack Friday was quickly denied by White House spokesmen The rumor was that the Presi lent had been stricken sometime jefore 2 Friday At that time Eisenhower was registering to vote n the November elections He ap peared to be in high spirits when he and Mrs Eisenhower arrived at the courthouse here The origin of the rumor was not cnown But the White House in Washington received several tolc ihone inquiries about it A White louse spokesman said it was un iounded don B Johnson of Texas and his Republican counterpart Sen Knowland of California were ex pected to confer on what to do in the situation Senate sources said the leaders were considering asking for an im mediate investigation perhaps by the Commerce Committee which handled the gas bill Such an in quiry almost certainly would force a delay in the voting Until Friday Senate debate had droned along for three weeks Then Case stood up and related that the unnamed lawyer had left with a South Dakota friend of the senators an envelope containing 25 bills Case said he learned of this a week ago in a telephone talk with his friend and that the money was designated as a contribution for my coming campaign for reelec tion Case said he decided to have nothing to do with the money after he ran a check and found the wouldbe contributor was an outofstate lawyer who earlier had made inquiries about Cases posi tion on the gas bill The South Dakota senator de clined to identify the lawyer de spite strong urging from other senators But he declared the inci dent had convinced him to vote Probe Ordered WASHINGTON If Senate leaders said Saturday they will ask for a special committee to in vestigate a reported offer of money allegedly designed to in fluence a senator to vote for the controversial natural gas bill SUPPORT GAS William Fulbright author of the natural gas bill bef ore the Senate Saturday over thousands of letters urging passage of the measure With him is William Jackson who preserited tlfe long petition being held by Fulbright STIFF BUT ALIVE Find Navy Recruit in Sealed Rail Car CHICAGO young AWOL Navy recruit stiff and unconscious was rescued Friday from a three to fiveday entrapment in a sealed railroad refrigerator car Charles William Love 18 Reed was taken to a hospital where he was thawed gradually and early Saturday he was listed in critical condition Doctors said none of the youths extremities were frozen and that was unlikely any amputation Boy 13 Hit by Car Arm Leg Broken Darrell Prohaski 13 suffered broken bones in his left leg and arm Friday night when he was struck by a car The boy is the son of Mr and Mrs Charles E Pro haski 1603 Washington Police said the youth apparently ran into the street at 1632 N Fed eral in front of a car driven south Junior Melvin Guldberg 31 Lati mer was driving Mercy Hospital officials said Saturday the boy was in good con dition Two bones in his leg and three in his arm were broken The driver of the car told police he was driving about 25 or 30 miles an hour when the accident occurred The street was dark and he driver reported he did not sec he boy until he was in front of he car Guldberg was released after questioning by police No charge was filed Guldberg and an unidentified man carried the injured boy to the nearby Cerro Gordo Bakery and arocery Police were notified Po ice called Snells ambulance which took the lad to Mercy Hospital SAME flu no traffic death In past M would be necessary Love regained consciousness a few hours after arriving at the hospital but was unable to speak well enough to explain how he got into the car Officials at Great Lakes Naval Training Center where Love was stationed said he had been ab sent without leave since Monday They said this was the second or third time he had gone AWOL Love was discoveredwhen work men opened the car at the Santa Fe yards to wash it A railroad spokesman said the sailor probably had been trapped in the car three to five days Loves body temperature wasnt checked until after he had been treated for about an hour and a half at the hospital Dr E A Changnon chief sur geon at Southtown Hospital said Loves temperature then was 93 degrees He said it was likely it had been 10 to 15 degrees lower and possible that it had dropped as low as 68 Normal body tem perature is Doctors first put Love in a room witJb open windows Then they wrapped him in blankets to raise his temperature higher Physicians said Love apparently had subsisted by eating carrots and potatoes which were in the re frigerator car They said his hands were badly mangled apparently the result of beating on the door Jet Rocket Going Through Mason City The Jet first of its kind to be placed in service on the Rock Island Lines will go through Mason City at a m Sunday midnight It is returning to Chicago after being on exhibi tion in several large cities It is to be put on the run between Chi cago and Peoria Feb 12 This power car is the Spanish type Tal gon which was featured on this years Rock Island Lines calendar against the bill adding that it tended to support the charges that there were some extraordinary profits involved in passage of the legislation Such charges have been made by opponents of the proposal Bu supporters have contended the measure contains safeguards aimed at keeping producer rate at a reasonable level It was Sen Monroney a frontrank battler for passage oi the gas bill who raised the ques tion of whether the reported cam paign contribution offer was part of what he called a dead cat technique fay foes hoping to pull senators into the anti column He made it clear he was re ferring to elements outside the Senate chamber At various times during the de bate on the controversial proposal both sides have voiced pressure charges Just Friday Sen Butler R a backer of the bill said that certain of my colleagues had made recordings for a big labor organization fighting the gas plan Se said these discs were being Jlayed by Maryland radio stations but that I will not let anyone put pressure on He did not name the senators he said were in volved Draft Set for Month of April WASHINGTON uvSix thousand men will be drafted in April for ervice in the Army The defense departments month ly draft call issued Friday showed the same Army quota for April as or March CALLS IT W Ross 30yearold Cedar Rapids man Friday night steps off the 700foot transmitting tower of WMTTV only a few minutes after he threatened to jump He climbed up to the 600foot level before two policemen and a fireman coaxed him to come down The station was off the air 60 minutes in the process Ross was jailed for drunkenness Indochina Talks Sought by Reds WASHINGTON China has formally proposed to Britain and Russia the calling of a full dress conference on Indochina Thi would bring Premier Chou Enlai and Secretary of State Dulles to th same conference table The Chinese proposition was discussed during the Eisenhower Eden conference here earlier this week and it is understood tha officials agreed with officials to oppose it The proposal was made to Brit ain and Russia as cochairmen o the Geneva conference on Korea and Indochina which was held in the spring and summer of 1954 Cl Piles Suit for Divorce Sid Luft HOLLYWOOD Gar land gave the gate in a divorce suitto the man responsible for her comeback because friends said Saturday she was upset over hus and Sid Lofts money problems The singer added another un happy event to her troubled life Friday when she moved out of the couples home while Luft was at work and filed the suit in San ta Monica Su perior Court Judy packed her three chil dren and moved Judy Garland in with friends She was not available to comment on the action that caught movie own by surprise Luft did not know his famous vife left him until informed by Jnited Press I dont believe it It cant be he said sounding stunned I just got home from the The couple was married three and onehalf years ago The di orce suit listed their separation date as Friday Miss Garland seeks custody of their two children and said no settlement of community property had been made It was at that conference that n Indochinese state of Viet Nam was divided between Communis and antiCommunist groups after the French governmentdecided it had to end the long Indochina War The agreement provided for con sultation on elections to be held throughout Viet Nam both the free and Communist sections in mid1956 The consultations were supposed to begin last year Officials here believe the Chi nese Communists have seized on his situation to try to get a high evel Far Eastern conference go tag The officials say the Redi appear to be seeking every means of building up their prestige and that a ChouDulles meeting is one of the devices they are trying to employ The kind of conference they are now suggesting would include a number of nations Nine countries participated in the 1954 Geneva conference They are the United States Britain France Russia Red China Cambodia Viet Nam Vietminh and Laos Red China has proposed that if this group is brought together again India Poland and Canada should be added Those three make up the International Control Commission which was charged with seeing that the 1954 agree ments were carried out No Thaw Yet in Politics Announcements Lacking By DWIGHT McCORMACK DES MOINES W A political January thaw usually breaks up an icejam of possible candidacies y a series of announcements for office in Iowa in an election year But it didnt happen that way this year We now are well into February but you get a cool reply when you ask several top level Republican state officials what their political ntentions are They say they will have announcements but not right now Among those who havent yet ommitted themselves are U S Sen B B Hickenlooper Gov Leo Hoegh Congressman Karl Le lomple and Atty Gen Dayton ountryman While many Democrats jeen coming out with their plans others in particular are like the Republicans holding off a little onger The two are Clyde Herring Des Moines and Walter Beuse Davenport About Ready Both have said one or the other but not both will be a candidate for governor Herring is expected to disclose his plans Saturday night Beuse will be guided by what Her ring says There has been no indication that either Hickenlooper or Le Compte will be opposed for renom ination Le Compte is the only one of Iowas eight Republican mem bers of the lower house of Con gress who hasnt revealed his plans But GOP circles have been given no reason to believe other than that both Hickenlooper and Le Compte will seek reelecrion Hoegh has been saying that be fore he makes his decision he will conduct a family conference arid be guided by the wishes of his wife and two daughters He has indi cated his family poll will be soon Whether he has opposition for an anticipated try for renomination still is a question An apparent possibility is that Lt Gov Leo El thon Fertile will seek the nomi nation He said last September he lad made up his mind but he still feels it is too early to make his announcement So far he has said only that he will not be a candi date for reelection Didnt Know Countryman was asked recently when he would make his announce ment He said he didnt know He then was queried as to whether he would try for reelection He re peated that he didnt know Previously Don Hise Des Moines had announced he would be a can didate for the Republican nomina ion for attorney genera Hise is a rormer first assistant attorney general but not under Country man Most other Republican state of icials have come out for reelec ion Proportionately more Demo crats are out already for lop of fices than Republicans For in stance there are nine candidates or Democratic nominations for ingress in four districts and more expected There are two Democrats out for U S senator and there is a virtual certainty of wo for governor But theres still a long way to o The deadline for filing nomina ion papers is March 31 And the primary election is June 4 rAtl About IKE AND MAMIE Eisenhower and his wife holdup their voting cards as they registered at the Adams County Courthouse Friday The Eisenhowers have transferred their voting rights from Washington to their Gettysburg farm i The Weather Mason City Fair and slightly warmer Saturday night Sunday generally fair with little change in temperature Low Saturday night near zero High Sunday 25 30 Iowa Fair west and north mostly cloudy south and east Saturday night and Sunday with possibla snow southeast Sunday Little change in temperature Low Sat urday night 015 above Minnesota Partly cloudy warmer Globe weather data up to 8 Maximum 1fl Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 13 4   

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