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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 13, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS V VOL LXil Associated and United Full Lease Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 13 1956 This Paper Consists of Two One No 109 Hearings on Case Incident Concluded Raps Russ Tactics in Diplomats Case LONDON accused the Russians Monday of deceit in hiding Guy Burgess and Donald D Maclean for almost five years Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd declared that any attempts to use the renegade British diplomats now to drive a wedge between Britain and the United States will fail Lloyd rose in the House of Commons to single out Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov and Communist Party Boss i kit a S Khrushchev by I name He One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE WTAD Quinoj 930 Sunday KGLO U3M Sunday WO1 Ames WO Thursday WSU1 City 91tn Saturday The Story of Joe Ivanhoe THIS is the simple story of an amazing little man named Joe Ivanhoe Hes the latest addi tion to my list of unforgettable people and I shouldnt be sur prised if in the final sifting and sorting he ends up clear on top Joe Ivanhoe came into my life in a very fleeting way around the first of the year when 1 was filling a reportorial mission in the flood country of Northern California One morning when I showed up at Disaster Relief Headquarters in the tidy little city of Eureka I was greeted with this query by an old friend Harold Hoyt of Louis asssitant director of relief for Cali fornias Humboldt County almost as big as the whole state of Con necticut How would you like to meet a wonderful old blind man whos the most beloved citizen of his strick en village It squnded interesting but wanted to know more Within the hour however I was making my way in a generally southern direc tion toward a hamlet called Phillipsville on the South Fork ol the Eel River a place so small it almost got missed by the map makers At the wheel of his own car as we wound our way through the for est of giant redwoods skirting the boiling stream in many places was Ralph Lyman Red Cross Chapter Chairman Roy Popkin an extremely able Red Cross staffer from Brooklyn was a second pass enger Lyman is a retired logging contractor from Eureka Popkin a seasonedjournalist formerly on the staff of the Brooklyn Eagle At two or three places along the way we found our path temporar ily blocked by rocksliclcs produced by the rains of the previous week Once it looked as if we werent going to make it But persistence brought its reward We got through At a little after noon we arrived In On inquiry we learnedthat Joe Ivanhoe had left town earlier in the day When he would be back wasnt certain But maybe wed to see where he held forth as an expert in cabinet making and allied crafts before the flood struck That was a break for us because it meant seeing Joe Ivanhoe as his neighbors see him before meet ing him in the flesh Heres the story as it was unfolded to us by three spokesmen for the tiny flood stricken Victor Schtiman a Brooklyn reared young man who by some strange quirk of circumstance had found himself teaching for estry in the public schools of that redwood country got into our car and directed us to the siltcovered spot less than a half mile away where Joe Ivanhoe has lived and worked much of the time since World War II Along the way he pointed to a sorry mese of wreckage with this explanation That used to be home for me and my little Sure I want to get back into myhouse as soon as I he agreed But I want the Red Cross to give its first help to Joe Ivan hoe Thats how everybody arounc here feels about him Hes the most wonderful character any of us have ever With this my fellow reporter anc CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 name He accused them of lack of candor in shrugging off British late as a month trace Burgess and Maclean Lloyd conceded the Russians may try to use for propaganda mrposes a statement issued by the wo at a fiveminute news confer ence in Moscow Saturday but add ed sharply No credence can be placed in their The foreign secretary said that f the Soviet leaders are trying o drive a wedge between the United States and Britain then t will Just before the BurgessMaclean case came up Sir Winston Church 11 entered the Chamber in one of lis rare visits since retiring as prime minister Prime Minister Eden who was already in the House went over whisper to him Policy Denounced Burgess and Maclean who van ished in May 1951 came out of hiding in Moscow Saturday and denounced British and American foreign policy in a prepared type written statement Lloyd said speculation revolved around two possible reasons for the reappearance of the fugitive diplo mats While conceding the Rus sians could lean statement for propaganda Lloyd said No credence can be placed on their words There is nothing in the statement which causes me to modify that Spring Visit Lloyd said it had been suggested the timing of the statement was to clear the air for the visit to Britain this spring of Soviet Pre mier Bulganin and Communist party boss Nikita Khrushchev That may be said the for eign minister Another view he said was that the Soviet government hoped to create distrust and drive a wedge between cord reached the closer ac by London and Washington in the recent talks be tween Eden and President Eisen hower Karston Trial Nearing Close BLOOMFIELD if Evidence ended at in he murder trial of William G Defense Attorney George E Flagg Des Moines then asked the court to direct a verdict of no guilty by reason of insanity In case that is overruled he askec he court to withdraw from the jury the consideration of first de jree murder Ruling on the motions and open ng of final arguments tot the jury were expected Monday afternoon Four guards from the Iowa pris on at Fort Madison testified Mon day morning that Karston has a quick temper The guards wer W K Rhodes George Harry lames Manke and Robert J Degen They were called as re buttal witnesses by the state Karston 30 formerly an initial in death row at the prison i undergoing his second trial in th July 1954 holdup slaying of Wen dell Jones Pulaski farmer Th Iowa Supreme Court granted bin the new trial The guards said Karston was profane prisoner and that severa episodes occurred in which h lost his temper On one occasion one of the guards testified Karsto apparently drank the contents of 3ounce bottle of prescribed med cine at a single gulp ACTRESS WEDS HOLLYWOOD actres Terry Moore 26 was married se cretly last New Years Day t Eugene C McGrath 33 Panam City Panama insurance broke and they arc now honeymoonin in Caracas Venezuela her mothc said Sunday AP Wirephoto DANCE FOR stilt dancers execute their tricky maneuvers in a performance for Queen Elizabeth II on the race track at Lagos The Queen and herhusband the Duke of Edin burgh are winding up a three week stay at the African colony Italy Given Food and Clothing LONDON Army Air Force Monday rushed more ood and clothing by land and air o Italy to alleviate the plight of housands of Italians isolated in nowbound villages of a pledge from the first o of C119 Flying Boxcars viriged over the Alps from Ger many to Rome Naples and Ca ariia Sicily Sunday night They delivered Army blankets and enough rations to provide meals for Italians beset by he worst winter weather in a cen ury At the Army supply base in jeghorn GIs loaded another 40 reight cars with food and cloth ng for distribution in the hard esthit regions in Central anc Southern Italy At least 319 persons have died since the icy front moved down out of Siberia over Europe two veeks ago Italy was hardest hit vith 80 dead and the toil was ex iected to go higher when commu nications are reestablished with solated communities The cold spell eased somewha n some parts of Europe Temper atures were rising in Britain bu Trance and Germany still wen ripped by the Siberianborn cold t even swept into usually sunnj Spain snowing in scores of vii ages and orange groves ii Hospital Releases Frozen Baby MARSHALLTOWN Iffi Vicki Davis 2 has recovered sufficientlj rom her Jan 21 ordeal by freez ng and she has been releasec rom the hospital Blisters from he freezing will keep her off he feet for an additional time The child was taken from Evan jelical Hospital over the weekend She will be cared for by Mr an Mrs Mark Warren friends of he parents until she is able to g tome to Milwaukee Despite being frozen like a cak of the girl did not have t undergo any amputation Her fee are extremely tender from th large blisters but she is no longe bandaged TeenAgers Held on Arson Chorge CEDAR RAPIDS teen agers are being held here on federal charge of arson in conne tion with a fire at the Sa and Fox day school near Tarn Friday David Youngbear 17 and h brother Laverne 15 were arres cd by FBI agents on a charge o arson on a government reserva tion The boys are the sons Robert Youngbear of the Me quakie Indian settlement The west wing of the day scho was extensively damaged by fire which apparently originated i some paper toweling Hennings Resigns Position Broader Probe May Result WASHINGTON wi Sen Hen ings DMo Monday resigned rom the Senate Elections Subcom mittee to clear the way he said or a broader investigation of the ffcr of a campaign contri ution to Sen Case The matter is now under study y a special committee whose members said in advance they lanned only a narrow Inquiry into one incident That group may ecide Monday whether to seek to roaden the investigation which as turned up information that he money came from the funds f an oil company president Broader Study Until the special group took ver Hennings had planned broad r study by his group Hennings announcement came a ew minutes before the specia ommittee called Paul Whaley heriff of Dawson County Nebras a in its final scheduled day of ublic hearings Hennings in a prepared state ment said he is resigning as chair man and member of the Elections ubcommittee because he is con inced its broader inquiry coulc ot be made as long as I was a member of it because of objec ions from some fellow senators t is customary for senators up or reelection to get off the com no longer permit m membership on the o serve as a refuge for those wh may be adversely affected by an investigation Hennings said With my resignation no lega r procedural objection remains tc he commencement of this impor ant in Lint The statement said Hennings i leartened by the knowledge tha iy stepping aside I will enable th nvestigation to continue under the able and forthright leadership o Sen Albert Gore Gores appointment as chairman ras announced by Sen Green D chairman of the subcommit ees parent Senate Rules Commit ee Green said he was appointin en Mansfield DMont as a member The other member of th hree member subcommittee i Sen Curtis Green told reporters the subcom mittee under Gore has the powe o make a sweeping tarting where the special com mittee leaves Hennings said Sen Curtis R a member of the Election Subcommittee had objected to hi emaining on the subcommitte and that a majority of the paren Senate Rules Committee ha seemed to agree with Curtis He said Curtis objections wer not personal but were based sole y on the fact that I would be candidate for reelection this year and because the subcommittee po ices senatorial elections Chairman George DGa of th special committee said in advanc of Mondays hearing that a dec sion would have to be made o whether to go back to the Senat or greater powers MCCARTHY DIES SALT LAKE CITY UPI Wilso McCarthy president of the Denve Rio Grande Western Railroa died Sunday night He was 71 AP Wirephoto SCENE OF TOLEDO pile of rubble is all that remains of a meat pack ing plant in downtown Toledo Ohio which was by Neff Is the Final Witness Says Donation Was His Last WASHINGTON M Neff oil company lawyer testified Mon day he had made no contributions in recent months to any senators personal campaign funds other than the which Sen Francis Case RSD spurned On this testimony the special Senate committee created to in quire into the Case incident closed its public hearings The committee headed by Sen George has umrysterious plosion The blast wrecked four buildings and rocked a threeblock area Car Accidents on Weekend Take 8 Lives Four Killed in Crash at Bluffs BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Weekend highway accidents in Iowa claimed the lives of eight in one ing the states 1956 motor vehicle death toll to 87 On this date last year the toll was 63 Four persons were killed and two others injured shortly before midnight Saturday in crash on Highway 64 about two miles northeast of Council Bluffs Killed were Mrs Reuben Sales about 50 Council Bluffs Donald E Bonham 26 Edwin L Hamme 21 and Richard Mikkelson 19 all of Omaha All Hospitalized Mrs Sales husband 54 and their son Mike 2Vi were hospital ized at Council Bluffs Pottawattamie County Deputy Sheriff Wayne Moser said the car bearing the three Omaha men ei ther turned on to the highway from a side road or was making a U turn when the Sales car struck it broadside He said Mikkelsen was the driver of the Omaha car James Griffin 20 was killed in another Saturday night accident Authorities said he died instantly when his car left Highway 61 about 20 miles north of Burlington rolled over and struck a power pole Miss Barbara Lazenby 25 Mari on was killed Sunday when her car collided head on with another auto oh Highway 150 a mile north of Center Point Passing Car Miss Lazenbys car was forced onto the shoulder of the road by a passing car authorities said and in coming back on to the highway her car veered into the path of one driven by Albert B Pollack 41 Ce dar Falls Ross Severt 62 Wellman rea estate dealer died Sunday in the burning wreckage of his car which caught fire after plunging off a bridge into a creek bed on High way 81 four miles south of Well man John H Brierly 26 Marshall town died at a Newton hospita Monday of injuries received in an auto accident Sunday night Brier ly was alone in the car which lef Highway 14 and crashed into a power pole eight miles north Newton State Storm Center Pleasant Weather on Tap DBS MOINES storm center thatwas expected to bring snow and Bolder weather to Iowa Monday was bypassing the state and another mild day was in store instead Warmer air from the south pushed into the state and temperatures in the upper 30s and 40s were forecast Monday Tempera tures ranged from a low of 16 at Mason C i t y to 27 at Council Bluffs early Monday Lows Monday night will be in the 70s and lower 30s with continued pleasant weather Russ in Warning on Intervention in MidEast Crisis MOSCOW Soviet Union ssucd a warning Monday night against use of any foreign troops n the Middle East without a prior agreement and approval Russia said any expansion of aggressive activities in the area will fall within the Soviet orbit o interest A statement handed to foreign correspondents at the Foreign Min istry said Any act such as the entry oi foreign troops on the territory ol nations of the Middle and Near East without the prior agreemenl of interested governments anc without thesanction of the Security Council of the United Nations would be a rude disruption of the principles of the United Nation and the sovereignty of a number of The Foreign Ministry said he statement was issued as a resuli of the EisenhowerEden declara tion in Washington This expressed willingness to support any ac tion to preserve peace in the Mid die East There has been talk oi an international army to guard the frontiers between Israel and Arab countries SAME Black traffic death In pu SI houri GOP Has Edge Union Report Says MIAMI BEACH Fla WVAFL CIO political strategists have de cided that the Republicans will have an edge in the 1956 presi dential race regardless of wheth er President Eisenhower decides to run again This view is contained in an analysis of the political situation submitted confidentially to the 29member AFLCIO Executive Council during its winter session here by AFLCIO political codi rectors Jnmes L McDevitt and Jack Kroll A major reason for his ap praisal is that Eisenhowers rec ommendation for increased spending for schools housing so cial security health and roads have to a large extent deprived the Democrats of some of their most appealing Although it is impossible to evaluate the presidential election until there is an announcement of Eisenhowers the re port says the Republicans will have an edge in the race This will result from a shift in the party character to provide more appeal for city voters and from their control of communica Change in character Republican the of the report added is evidenced by the fact that at present 34 out of 48 Re publican state organizations now have leaders selected after the election of President Eisenhow So far as Congress is con cerned the report said organ ized labor can now count on 177 House votes and 38 Senate votes To attain a liberal majority in Congress it says labor must get net gain of 41 House seats and dozen Senate seats Packing Plant Blast Fatal to 3 Workers Million Damage to Ohio Company TOLEDO Ohio explo sion and fire ripped a midtown meat packing plant Monday de stroying four buildings Police said one man was known missing and presumed dead Offi cers said all others involved in the blast had been accounted for limited its hearings strictly to the Case incident This group closed out its hear ings Monday with less than an hours testimony It first called Sheriff Paul Whaley of Dawson County Nebraska who accompanied Neff to Sioux Falls S in January when Neff left 25 bills with a friend of Cases as a campaign contribution Whaley who was just along for the ride had little pertinent to tell the committee Neff Recalled Neff who had told his story last week was then recalled Charles W Steadman the com mittees counsel asked him Have you at any time since October 1955 made contributions to the campaign funds of other senators in connection with the HarrisFulbright gas bill 1 have made no other contri The body of Paul Borcherding 54 was recovered from heaped rubble that once was the Beagle meat packing plant He was a plant employe James Libhart 41 and Melvin Kegelman 46 were missing and presumed dead They also were employes of the company Blown Clear Stanley Damschroeder 40 was alown clear of the collapsing build ing by the blast He said he lighted a cigaret at the door of a refrigera tor and everything went hay Fire Chief Arnold Papenhagen estimated total damage at more than one million dollars The chief said the blast ignited a fire in the collapsed brick building All available police and firemen were hurried to the six block area just south of the center of downtown which was littered with pulverized window panes and rubble bombed autos Two Injured In addition to one known and two presumed dead two were injured They were Damschroeder and James Dunn a laborer who was in a truck at the rear of the packing pantvThey were taken to a hos pital Firemen used a power shovel to claw through 50 feet of rubble to reach a cooler where Libhart and Kegelman were thought to be ly ing dead Papenhagen said the best guess was that gas leaked from the cooling systems of the meat packing company and that Dam schroeders match ignited a pocket of fumes Also leveled were the St Louis restaurant the Lutheran book shop and the unoccupied Brown building Stanley J About The Weather Mason City Increasing cloudhiess and mild Monday night and Tuesday except colder with chance of snow flurries by Tues day High Tuesday 3438 Low Monday night 2327 Iowa Partly cloudy to cloudy and continued mild Monday night and Tuesday Low Monday night 20s north lower 30s south Minnesota Flurries colder Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Mon day Maximum 35 Minimum 14 At 8 22 YEAR AGO Maximum 7 Minimum 4 buttons to any senators campaign Neff said Steadman then told George we have no further The committee had a dosed ses sion after recessing the hearings George announced no further decisions had been reached but that the committee would meet next de ermine whether more testimony s needed Case asked whether some of the South Dakota witnesses could go lome All the witnesses arc still under subpoena and still subject to George said After the hearing Evans was asked by newsmen whether Neff had made any contributions to other persons for the campaign Funds of any senator Evans replied How do I know I could give you a 5 bill and I wouldnt know what you did with Personal Funds When reporters pressed the ques tion of whether any indirect cam paign contributions might have been made Evans answered only Read the Neff had testified Saturday that the was from the personal funds of Howard Keck president of the Superior Oil Co of Los An geles Whaley was questioned mainly about his associations with Neff A sturdily built graying man in a gray suit Whaley said he was a very very close friend of Neff and accompanied him on a Nov 2 trip from Lexington to Sioux Falls This trip reportedly marked the start of a sequence of events capped with the campaign fund offer last January while the gas bill was under vigorous Senate de bate Whaley said he learned only within the past 30 clays that Neff worked for Superior Oil Whaley said he did not know he purpose of the trip to Sioux Falls Denman to Campaign for Seat in Congress DES MOINES Vfi State Rep William F Denman 30 Des Moines attorney announced Saturday he will seek the Democratic nomina tion for Congress in the oth Dis trict The present congressman for the district is Paul Cunningham DCS Moines Republican Ncal F Smith also a Des Moines attorney and James A McLaughlin DCS Moines business analyst have announced plans to seek the 5th District Dem ocratic nomination too 22 TOTS DROWN CAIRO Egypt UP Twenty two school children drowned Sun clay when a ferry boat in a canal near Mansotirn on the Damiclta branch of the Nile   

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