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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 6, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowos Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS MIlfiHBOKS HOME EDITION VOL LXII AuorJated Press ud United FuU Lean Wtrei Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 6 This Paper Consists ol Two No 103 Russ Object to Balloon Fleets MOSCOW charged Monday that military forces are dispatching fleets of huge balloons carrying automatic cameras and radio equipment over Soviet territory from West Germany and other border nations In Washington a State Department spokesman indicated the Rus sians apparently were objecting to high altitude weather balloons the Air Force announced last month it would send up in Europe One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE WTAD Qulney 930 Sunday KGLO USOO Sunday WOI 610 Thursday WSUI Iowa City Witt Saturday Hitler Bet on the Wrong Horse EDITORS is the reprint of a commentary by thev GlobeGazettes editor tome six years ago It wastrans cribed for Mr Hall now conva lescing following major by Kenneth Kew KGLO News Director The piece is based in part on a remarkable book by Vannevar Bush Americas war time director of scientific re search and in part on Halls own experiences and observations on a war correspondence mission the European theater when the buzzbombs were falling thick and fast on London and its en virons K LTHOUGH I read all of Doctor Vannevar Bushs recent book Modern Arms and Free with interest and profit there was one chapter that held a very spe cial attraction for me It was the in Geophysical year A Soviet note published by the of ficial news agency Tass demanded that the United States immediately stop such activity It said the ba loons were a menace to aircraft It demanded a halt also to prop agandacarrying balloons by pri vate U S organizations Tass said the Soviet protest was handed to U S Ambassador Charles E Bohlen by Deputy For eign Minister Andrei A Gromyko A similar protest went to Turkey Ban Sought The protest to the Turks said some balloons had been floated over Soviet Armenia from Turkey It demanded that the Ankara gov ernment ban the balloon launch ings The Soviet note complained that the balloons weighing nearly of a ton when loaded are launched by United States military organs from the territory of Western Ger many and from United States air bases on the territory of several states bordering on the Soviet The apparatus suspended from the aerial spheres includes auto matic photographic cameras for aerial photography radio trans nutters radio receivers and other the note said Investigation shows these spheres and the suspended appara tus are manufactured in the United Violation Cited The protest charged that the ac tivity is a gross violation of So chapter titled The Guided Mis Muchof that chapter had to do with the robot bombs laid on Lon don in the summer and autumn BUT DENIES INFLUENCE ATTEMPT Nebraskan Source of Case Campaign Fund LEXINGTON Neb money as a campaign contribu ton Attorney John M Neff said viet air space contrary to ob of 1044 first by the popularly known as VIs more buzzbombs then by the V2s a true rocket not a pilotless aircraft Why my interest in this subject Both the buzzbombs and the rocket bombs were known to me During my time in London in the summer and fall of 1944 I saw heard or felt at least a hundred of the for mer and I felt or saw the destruc tion wrought by a half dozen of the jet propelled bombs Revived Memories Naturally therefore the com ments in this chapter by the man who headed up Americas office of scientific research and develop ment during the war years re vived some memories for me For several weeks after my re turn from this little war corre spondence mission I was not privileged to talk very much about the buzzbombs and their effects on London It was still topdrawer secret information The British didnt want Hitler finding out how much damage the devilish con trivances were causing Ultimately however I was able totell my story without reserva tions or restraints This I did in radio commentaries talks before various groups and in a somewhat extended article prepared for magazine use ligations assumed by the U S gov ernment in accordance with the U N charter and incompatible with normal relations between The note was the first Soviet ac cusation that the U S military was sending balloons into Russia Pre viously Tass and Communist newspapers had carried on a run ning attack against propaganda balloons sent up from West Ger many by the American Free Eu rope Committee a private organ ization whichpperates Radio Free Europe AP Wirephoto VALUABLES Simpson former wife of New York exmayor William ODwyer checks valuables at her midtown apartment Monday after discovering in jewels and a mink coat had been stolen She dis covered the theft after returning from a visit with her mother at New Hope Pa Mollets Flight to Algeria Protested At the risk of seeming lo boast I must say that it has been grati fying to me to note how very closely my appraisal of the robot weapons tallies with that of Doc tor Bush who was in a better position for the judging than I was Theres such a thing as being so close to the trees that you dont see the forest Total Picture In my case seeing about 1 out of every 10 homes in London dam aged by the buzzbomb blasts it would have been extremely easy for me to attach much importance to the robot bombs in the total war picture The Germans Hitler in par ticular proceeded from an as sumption that if London could be destroyed the British will to fight would be destroyed They gambled all on that assumption They were wrong on two counts First London wasnt destroyed couldnt be destroyed with a weapon such as the Vl or the V2 bomb Second there is no good reason lor believing that Britain would have been driven out of the war by the total destruction which the Germans sought v Previously Ive told about the defensive measures taken by the British against the Vls They of course could be seen since they didnt travel any faster than the CONTINUiD ON PAGE 2 KarstonProud of His Crime BLOOMFIELD state ar gued Monday that William G Karston accused slayer of an Iowa farmer was proud of his career of crime proud of his ability to wield a gun and was without re morse for the killing of Wendell Jones 56year old iPulaski farm er was shot to death during a holdup at his farm home in July 1954 The Iowa Supreme Court saved Karston from hanging for Jones death when it ordered a new trial for him Karston now is being tried again for first degree murder Special Prosecutor Don W Har ris described Karston as an arro gant criminal during arguments over admission into evidence of a statement in which Karston claimed to have committed 40 burglaries in 12 states over a four year period State Agent Richard Carmichael testified thatKarston gave the statement freely during question ing at Carthage following his July 26 1954 capture Defense Attorney George Flagg opposed admission of the state ment He asserted it was admissi ble only as impeachment evidence in case the defendant should deny any connection with felonies The court did not rule immediately on admission of the statement Algeria Ifl French troops and police restrained an angry throng of Frenchmen with tear gas and clubs Monday as they greeted French Premier Guy Mollet with a barrage of tomatoes and oranges At the same time Mollet announced the resignation of his resident minister in Algeria Gen Catroux the man most of the bit terness is aimed at An announcement of his resigna tion apparently was intended as an olive branch extended to the angry French colonists Catroux had been expected to take up his post Friday He had been under fire from the first be cause of his part in the negotia tions which granted much initial freedom to Morocco Mollet on a mission to restrain Monday he assumes he is the man referred to by Sen Case R SD as the source of a cam paign fund Neff 47 denied the money was intended to influence Case to vote for the controversial natural gas bill The attorney said he raised the Natural Gas Bill Passes First Test WASHINGTON UP The Senate Monday defeated an effort by op ponents to shelve the Housepassed natural gas bill In the first major test of strength on the hotly disputed measure the Senate voted down a move by Sen Potter RMich to send it back to the Commerce Committee The roll call vote was 30 for and 64 against Potters motion The vote which cut across party lines pointed toward probably eventual passage of the bill which would exempt gas producers from direct Federal price regulation Inquiry Sought Earlier Democratic Leader Lyn don B Johnson Tex asked crea tion of a special committee two Democrats and two Republicans to be appointed by the Vice Presi make an inquiry limited to the bribe charge brought by Sen tion without strings Neff made public a copy of a telegram to Case He said copies went to Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson of Texas and Mi nority Leader William Knowland of California I was incensed to learn that you mentioned this matter on the Senate floor without divulging the name and with the implication and inference that it was somekind of a shady the telegram said The Omaha WorldHerald which first reported Neffs telegram quoted him as saying that he would defer any answer in con nection with when he had natural gas interests until questioned by the FBI or Senate investigators He Case He had backing from GOP Leader Knowlanc Johnson asked unanimous con sent for his plan but Sen Langer hostile French sentiment and Na tionalist violence in Algeria was booed and hissed as he rode from the airport to the Algiers war monument where police held back a surging yelling crowd as he placed a wreath The when crowd refused to disperse Mollet was hurried to his temporary residence at the Palais dEte summer It followed him there hurling fruit and veg etables at the buildings and pelt ing police with crude explosives stuffed in tin cans The police helc them back with tear Riot police and security guards formed a tight cordon around the residence after a clash with par of the who broke into the garden Police and troops held back an angry throng which attempted to break through the ranks as Molle placed a wreath on the monumen to Algerian war dead The crowc trampled the wreath to bits after the ceremony The shouts anc chants of the throng drowned ou the mDitary band which played during the ceremony NATO TALKS SET PARIS An estimated 15 representatives of 15 NATO coun tries will meet here Feb 2027 fo a sweeping review of western de fense plans Demo Race to Be Wide Open DES MOINES W The Iowa for the Democratic nomna ion for governor was a topic for vide open speculation Monday fol owing the surprise announcement of Clyde E Herring 41 that he will not be a candidate Herring was the nominee in 1954 and he came within less than votes of defeating Gov Leo Hoegh Most party leaders had expected he would run again The Herring name is well known His late father served both as governor and senator Mayor Walter Beuse of Daven port who previously has said Ill run if Clyde reported he was frankly startled by Herrings decision He said he had regarded it as certain that Herring would SEN FRANCIS CASE Tennessee Crash Fatal to JASPER Tenn W Two Iowa young men were killed when their singleengined plane crashed and burned near here Sunday night The plane was groping its way through murky weather and the Civil Aeronautics Authority said its advice against making the flight had been disregarded The men were identified as Idol Buddy Rashid 21 pilot of the plane which belonged to his fath er and his cousin David Rashid 23 both of Fort Madison gave a similar answer to he obtained the In the telegram he described himself as favoring passage of the Harris Bill exempting producers of natural gas from direct regula tion by the Federal Power Com mission As far as I am concerned it is not fair to Sen Case or myself to go further other than what is in the he said Neff who described himself as a conservative said he telegraphed Sen Case Saturday that he was amazed and shocked at the news released in the papers on the radio and TV concerning your speech in the Senate I assume I am the man you re ferred to since I delivered a con tribution to your campaign fund several weeks Sen Case told the Senate Friday he had rejected a campaign contribution lawyer who of the from an outofstate was not an opponent He said he had been Lone Rock Man Loses Life in Idol Rashid Jr has been a pre medical student at Coe College His mother Mrs Scundra lives in Cedar Rapids Both he and his father hold private pilots li censes The two young men were en route to Iowa City from Cross City RND objected Langer said the Senate Privi run Now Ill have to Beuse said As of this moment I cant say yes or no as to whether I will make the Herring said he declined o cam leges and Elections Subcommittee had authority to conduct hearings He is a member of that group Chairman Hennings DMo of the Privileges and Elections Sub committee tried to get Johnson to agree to broaden the inquiry to cover all attempts to influence votes Johnson declined to agree Renew Request Confronted with Langers objec tion Johnson said he would renew his request for consideration of his investigating resolution after the Senate acted on the gas bill It would not require unanimous con sent at that time Hennings an opponent of the bill argued that the inquiry should cover all alleged and improper influences whether in the form of political contributions or other expenditures Johnson said he had no objec tions to Hennings proposal but did not want it tied like a cowcatch er to his own If Hennings offered it as a separate proposal Johnson said he would not object to it and thought no other senator would Sen Thye who op poses the bill said he agreed with Johnson on this point Hennings Behrens 21 Lpne Rock was killed Sunday when his plane nosedived into a corn field seven miles northeast A passenger William Madsen 27 Burt suffered a broken leg and broken jaw He was reported in satisfactory condition at St Ann Hospital here The crash occurred on the farm of the injured mans father Wil liam Madsen There were no wit nesses who reported seeing the crash but the older Madsen said that the plane had flown over the farm shortly before The two men had been in the air several hours before the crash at Behrens is survivd by a wife and several children tioning the past two weeks with Idol Rashlds father The latter was reported enroute home by au tomobile from Florida at the time of the crash Richard Fowler CAA controller at LaGrange said the pilot arrived at LaGrange at Sunday asked weather information and was advised not to continue his trip Fowler said the pilot disregarded Ihe warning and took off for Co lumbus at after filing a flight plan calling for vis ual navigation At feet Fow ler said the pilot filed a new flight plan saying he was going to Bowl ing Green and disregarded renewed advice to abandon the flight Their badly burned bodies were removed from the still flaming disposed before to vote for the bill but now planned to vote against it Senate leaders promptly announced plans for a formal probe to see whether federal law had been violated The natural gas bill would ex empt producer prices of natural gas from direct federal controls In Washington Monday Case de clined immediate comment A spokesman said the senator planned no statement until after the Senate convened to consider a proposed investigation of t h money offer Neff said in his telegram When in South Dakota in De cember I was informed by per to you that you felt as I do on government issues of the paign because of the press of busi ness matters and out of respect for my He said he would be forced to spend too much time away from them Mayor Lawrence I Plummer 46 Northwood prominent North Iowa attorney already is a formal can didate for the nomination Hersche Loveless former Ot tumwa mayor is regarded as a possible candidate He was the nominee in 1952 and ran a good race despite the Eisenhower land slide proposal goes too far Thye said Six Inches Snow in Southern Iowa By United Press Snow and freezing rain fell in southern central and eastern Iowa Monday bringing Iowa farms muchneeded moisture The snow which dumped 6 inches at Osceola by midmorn ing moved into the state from the same storm that left up to 30 inches in parts of Texas and New Mexico late last week The Des Moines Weather Bureau said the snow would end in the east Mon day night North Iowa was expected to miss the snow entirely wreckage of the two hours later plane less than SAME Black meani traffic death in put 24 houri Match Thrown Into Gas Tank 3 Boys Burned OSKALOOSA Oskaloo sa boys Sunday were burned one critically when one of them threw a lighted match into the gas tank of an abandoned truck Burned were Fred Katko 8 his brother LeRoy 12 and Gary Maxson 13 The younger Katko boy was taken to Blank Memorial Hospital at Des Moines where his condition was listed as critical BACK AT CAPITAL WASHINGTON President Eisenhower returned to the White day I was also told that you in tended to run again for election and would need campaign funds In January I made another trip to South Dakota and left with the man I believe to be chairman of your campaign fund which I had been able to raise as a cam paign contribution without any strings attached You must naive to have have thought me made a campaign House Monday weekend at his farm after a leisurely Gettysburg The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday Low Monday night 1520 High Tuesday 3236 Iowa Cloudy west diminishing snow east with little change in temperature Monday night Tues day partly cloudy and slightly warmer Low Monday night 515 northwest to 1525 south Minnesota Continued mild Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 27 10 10 26 2 contribution several weeks before the vote on the gas issue thinking that it would influence your vote on the Harris Bill or any other piece of legislation In my experience I know it takes a lot of money to wage a successful campaign I repeat you knew where this campaign fund came from and to whom it was given You also knew it had no strings attached Rocks Showered at Negro Student TUSCALOOSA Ala W An angry cursing mob showered rocks and eggs on the car which took Negro coed Autherine Lucy to her classes at the previously allwhite University of Alabama Monday The car driven by an unidenti fied wss hit by several of the missiles and one window was broken Miss Lucy enrolled last week under a federal court order had slipped past a crowd of about 300 to attend her first class Monday morning The rock and egg throw ing occurred as she was driven away from that class and as she arrived for her second WARMER RECORD SET DES MOINES Wi Temporary hiring by retail stores and post offices for the Christmas season boosted Iowa nonfarm employment to a record high of the State Employment Security Com mission said Monday Bus Driver Fights 12 Miles of Drifts to Save Passengers TUCUMCARI W Six teen passengers were rescued Sunday from a bus stranded in a blizzard after the heroic driver fought his way on foot through 12 miles of snowdrifts seeking help Three New Mexico Highway Patrol cars crossed into Texas following a path broken by a road grader bucking waisthigh drifts to save the 14 adults and two children stranded in the drift since 9 Saturday Bus driver John Herron inow blind and nearly hya terical fell exhausted only about 100 yards before reaching help at the little TexasNew Mexico town of Glenrio He had strength enough to his whis tle was heard Three or four men came out and got Herron related from his hospital bed later I told them about the It was about 11 Saturday night about 8V4 hours after he set out on foot from the stalled bus that Herron staggered and stumbled to the edge of Glen riq Not until 6 Sunday did the highway patrol cars reach the hours after it slipped into a roadside drift and stalled The passengers all in good con dition believed their prayers for Herron may have helped I prayed all the said Mrs Henrietta Roosevelt of San Francisco enroute home after visiting in Beaumont Tex I prayed from the time we got stuck until we got here to the bus station this The passengers were without food during the 21 hours They melted snow for drinking water Norris Turner 21 of Los An geles and Richard Moscly a young soldier from Selma started up the bus engine inter mittently to operate the heater Temperatures fell about 10 de grees below freezing during the night We were afraid to us e too much fuel so it got pretty chilly but we mostly worried about said Mrs Laura OToole of Santa Barbara Calif We were really praying for Herron also treated for snow burn of his right eye said we sat there for about five hours expecting after the bus stalled but no help came We were rumning low on fuel and there was no food or water and some of the passen gers had not eaten since the day before the driver re lated I decided Id better go for help I left the bus about Saturday and havent any idea when I gave out and fell down near Glenrio My legs almost gave out sev eral times I waded through snow ranging from kneehigh to waisthigh but I was afraid to stop because I thought I wouldnt go on then I stumbled and fell three or four times but kept getting up When I got to where T could see the glow of lights at Glenrio I couldnt go any farther I whis tled for help and three or four men came out and got The bus was enroute from Am arillo to Tucumcari Passen gers said they saw between 400 and 500 cars stalled along tha highway between the two cities The passengers stayed in good spirits in the bus said Mrs Ruth Anne Henderson 23 Rayville who was enroute to visit her mother at Los Angeles There was some laughing and joking No singing But we were all   

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