Mason City Globe Gazette, February 15, 1956

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 15, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH HOME EDITION VOL LXII United Press Full Lease Seven CenU m Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15 1956 Thii Paper Consist ol Two One No Ill Republicans Certain Ike to Run Again Hickenlooper Hoegh First in Party to Announce to Campaign Farm Problem Is Discussed BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS U S Sen Bourke B Hickenloop er 59 Wednesday announced his candidacy for the Republican nom ination for a third term His announcement followed by two hours that of Gov Leo A Hoegh in Des Moines that he will be a candidate for a second term as Iowas chief executive Both are thus far the only can didates in the field for their re spective party nominations Their announcements ended speculation over their intentions Both formal announcements were prepared and mailed prior to the medical an nouncement in Washington Tues day that President Eisenhower is physically fit to run again Farm Problem Prior to his original election as senator in 1944 Hickenlooper served in the Iowa Legislature and as lieutenant governor and gov ernor He is an attorney by pro fession In making his announcement Hickenlooper took cognizance of the farm problem He said The problems of the farmer are of themost immediate and vital importance to all of us in Iowa to day andan the na tion Farm prices and the farm economy are depressed often low cost of aV same time the cost of what the farmei buys has been Hickenlooper is a member of the Senate committees on agriculture and forestry foreign relations and is the ranking Republican Senate member and was the first chair man of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy He is the sixth ranking Republican so far as length of service in the Senate is concerned and ranks 16th in the entire Senate membership Senate Committees Hickenlooper is also a member nnd former chairman of the Sen ate Special Committee on the United States Information Program and the Special Committee to in vestigate the Technical Coopera tion Program He is also a mem ber of the Special Committee on World Disarmament He was member of the delegation to the Geneva Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy at Geneva Switzerland last summer While political circles had ex pressed confidence that Hoegh would seek a second term his an nouncement comes considerably later than usual for a governor who asks another twoyear term Hoeghs statement did not men tion the family poll he took re cently and by which he said he would abide He stressed in his statement was a year of progress for Iowa in education road construe tton highway safety and industria expansion We must move forward and I welcome the opportunity to join with the people of this state in building an even greater Farm Situation Hoegh devoted considerable at tcntion also to the farm situation In that respect he said Your state administration has made a sincere and determined ef fort to come to the aid of th farmers by taking the initiative in providing additional governmen credit and by calling for bold anc aggressive action from Washington to meet the challenge of low farm prices I promise you that I shal continue my efforts to get th farmer his fair share of the na tional The 47yearold Hoegh was borr in Audubon County and is a 193 graduate of the State University o Iowa Law College He entered the practice of law at Chariton the following an married Mary Louise Foster o Boone in 1936 They have tw daughters Hoegh was state repre tentative from Lucas County from 1937 to 1942 served four years i th Army in World War II an tunic out a Ucutenant colonel To Sift Second Gift From Neff WASHINGTON UPtSen Thye RMinn said Wednesday there is o question but what there will have to be an accounting of where ohn M Neff got to contribute to the Nebraska Republican Com mittee last October Neff a Lexington lawyer employed by the Superior Oil Co f California disclosed this contribution to a special Senate committee Jivestigating a like amount ffered for the reelection cam aign of Sen Case RSD during ehate debate on the natural gas ill Case rejected it The bill designed to free natural as producers from direct federal SEN HICKENLOOPER GOV LEO A HOEGH rice controls is now before Presi ent Eisenhower for signature or eto Saturday is the deadline If isenhowert should take no action y tier the s bill iW9uld become yThe New York Tinies said in a Washington dispatch Wednesday isenhower is said to be consider ing a veto It said that word came rom industry sources and from enators who were on both sides uring the long debate Veto Predicted Persons in the the imes said heard that Secretary f the Treasury Humphrey had flatly predicted a The New York Herald Tribune n a Washington dispatch said a epresentative of the gas produc ing industry who asked not to be quoted by name said he had heard vord that the President had de cided to veto the bill Thye a member of the special committee looking into the money offer to Case said Neff was not asked the source of the he ave to the Nebraska GOP State Central Committee But Thye add ed in an interview The commit ee will find out before it closes ts GOP Fund Ib was a donation to the Re publican Party and designated for 10 individual candidates Thye said Meanwhile an air of utmost se crecy continued to surround the edjsral grand jury looking into the contribution which Case re ected Neff spent five hours before the grand jury Tuesday and was ques ioned briefly again Wednesday fae bre being excused The grand jury then turned to questioning Elmer Patman Aus in also an attorney for the Superior Oil Co Patman and Neff told the Senate committee they sent the money to 2ase with no strings attached They said it came from the per sonal funds of Howard B Keck Superior Oils president HAD OVER A HUNDRED CALLS AND STILL ANSWERING THE PHONE Mr Harry Sondergaard 2817 So Federal called this morning to tell us to take his want ad for a farmhand out of the paper It was or dered for three days but he had over a hundred calls the first day GlobeGazette Want Ads Bring Resultsl If you need help have some thing to sell or want to buy something why dont you call 3800 and place your ad PHONE 3800 Todoyl Flash Flood Strikes Hot Springs Ark HOT SPRINGS Ark flash Hood struck this resort city earl Wednesday pouring water six fee deep through the downtown streets One death was reported The torrent result of a 2Vfchour cloudburst came at the start of he tourist season in this west Ar kansas city of about per manent residents A woman identified only as Mrs Hollie Barker was reported drowned when she was washed of he top uf a car where she and ler husband had sought refuge rom the raging water Police said he couple was camping about five miles northeast of here The womans husband Bob 3arker clung to a tree when the water swamped the car After the water subsided police said he hiked a mile to a farm house for iclp He was hospitalized anc treated for shock The car wa washed into a small valley At about the same time the flooc lit Hot Springs tornadolike storms cut through an area 60 miles ndrth of here killing one man injuring two and wrecking numerous houses and outbuildings The rain which started falling about 1 continued for abou our hours The National Part Service gauge here registered inches of rain Water flowing into the down town district from surrounding lills caused the flood The water coursed down the citys main street Central Avenue smashed automobiles into each other and poured into a number of business establishments The sheriffs office here esti mated that 75 to 100 busines houses were flooded At one cafe police said the water forced open the front door swirled in and car ricd chairs out the door U S Weather Balloon Stops Sending Signals TOKYO American weath er balloon which went astray ove Russia stopped sending radio sig nals Wednesday night and appar ently landed at an undetermine location the Navy said The balloon launched from la pan and supposed to travel to th United States has radioed its posi Uon at a m Wednesday 30 000 feet above the Siberian city o Chita some miles inland an near the border of Outer Mongolia DRASTIC ACTION HALIFAX England UP coroners inquest ruled Tucsda Brian Crappcr 17 hanged himsc from a beam in his home becaus he thought he was going bald Karston Gets Life Term on Murder Count BLOOMFIELD A District Court jury Wednesday returned a verdict finding William G Kar ston guilty of first degree murder and recommended a life sen tence The life sentence was formally pronounced on Karston by Judge E L Simmons Wednesday after noon Karston shrugged his shoul ders but made no comment His family was in the courtroom The jury of eight men and four women returned the verdict at 11 nearly 20 hours after receiv ing the case The state had asked a death sentence It was Karstons second trial He originally was sentenced to hang for the holdupslaying of Wendell Jones Davis County farmer in July of 1954 The 30 yearold resident of Hamilton spent 15 months in death row at Fort Madison state pris on before the new trial was granted Upon hearing the verdict defense attorney George E Flagg broke down and sobbed Kar ston seated next to Flagg showed as his first emotion since the trial began a visible concern for Flagg Karston put has arm around the attorney in an attempt to comfort him During the five minutes neces sary to poll the jury Flagg wept in Karstons arms but then quick ly regained his composure Mrs Jones the slain farmer Uy when the verdict was an Her eyes were moist but she otherwise gave no out Ward sign Body of Farmer Found After Fire Destroys Home DECOR AH charred body of a 50yearold farmer was ound Wednesday about 350 fee rom the ruins of his house Spring Grove firemen and Sheriff Pierce Anderson o Winneshiek County had searchei lis house and yard in vain for th armer when flames destroyed the structure Tuesday night The victim was Reuben Galrud who farmed about miles north east of Highlandville 21 KILLED SANTIAGO Chile UP Th casualty toll in Chiles worst train wreck in recent years Wednesday stood at 21 dead and 114 others in jured 66 of them seriously SAME Farmers Rallied by Benson Amendments Criticized ST PAUL Minn ure Secretary Ezra T Benson Tuesday night tried to rally mid west farmers for a fight agains1 Jemocratic amendments to the Presidents agriculture program He accused the Democrats o rying to sabotage the administra tion program with quack reme dies and discarded nostrums in a bristling speech before Re mblican leaders and farmer which was televised in severa states Continuing his campaign Wed nesday Benson scheduled a break ast meeting with a g r o u p o armers and visits to dairy farms n the area He was to or California and another farm speech Main Target Bensons main target was the arm bill recently approved by tbj Democraticcontrolled Senate Agri culture Committee It contains a provision whic would junk the administration flexible price support system i favor of a flat 90 per cent sup port on basic crops Benson saic He served notice that he will as President Eisenhower to veto th bill unless Congress knocks ou this provision Benson also told Midwesterner they can look for high bidding fo farm votes when Democrats Adla E Stevenson and Sen Estes Ke fauver start campaigning in th states presidential primary Smart Politics The Democrats have decide it would be smart politics t capitalize upon agricultures prob Benson said and Stevenso and Kefauver will follow this pal tern In Stevensons case the 111 noisan didnt decide that 90 pe cent supports were the answer until Sen Hubert H Humphre DMinn explained to him th political facts of 1 i f Benso said The secretary charged that Dem ocrats failure to face reality i responsible for mounting surpluse and falling prices which the Eis e n h o w e r administration in Another Supply of Car Plates Arrives The 1956 auto license plates are here About plates enough to cover current registrations were received at the court house Wednesday But the shipment contained only automobile li censes Truck plates were not in cluded Drivers calling for li cense plates should bring their car registration certificate with them or at least remember their license number OFF FOR THE SOUTH AP Wlrephoto President Eisenhower smiles and waves as he and his wife board a plane at National Air port in Washington D Wednesday He and his staff are headed for a weeks vacation at the estate of Treasury Secretary George Humphrey at Thomasville Ga CONTRAST WITH ALABAMA Color Barriers Broken Quietly at Most Schools BY The Associated Frew Negroes are peacefully i breaking color barriers at formerly all white Southern colleges and universities in sharp contrast to the bitter demonstrations that greeted Autherine Lucys attempt to attend the University of Alabama Eight Southern states have accepted Negroes inboth graduate and undergraduate divisions an Associated Press survey showed Wednesday No violence attended these changes which upset pat Gets OK From His Doctors Demos Voice Gratification WASHINGTON UP Joyful Re publicans are confident that Tues days reassuring medical report will convince President Eisenhower he should run again Democrats voiced gratification at the extent of Eisenhowers re covery A few of them maintained he will say no to a second term Dr Paul Dudley White of Boston chief consultant on the case since Eisenhowers Sept 24 heart attack said Tuesday he and five other physicians believe Eisenhower should be able to carryon in the presidency for another 5 to 10 Under the Constitution Eisenhower could serve only one more fouryear term Like all said Ad lai E Stevenson I am of course delighted at the favorable report on the condition of the Presidents Activt Stevenson whom Eisenhower de eated for the presidency in 1952 commented in Seattle He is an active candidate for the Demo cratic nomination this year Sen Lyndon B Johnson of Texas be Democratic floor leader saicj Council Bitiffs Voters Approve Bond Issue COUNCIL BLUFFS 1V4 million dollar bond issue for nine new elementary school buildings and additions was passed at a special election here Tuesday The measure carried by an 84 per cent majority Until the new buildings are completed some schools will continue to operate on a halfday basis that had stoodfor About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy Wednes day night Cloudy Thursday snow beginning during afternoon High Thursday 1215 Low Wednesday night about 5 above Iowa Partly cloudy northeast mostly cloudy south and west Wednesday night and Thursday Snow beginning southwest Thurs day afternoon LoW Wednesday night 010 above northeast 1020 southwest Minnesota Cloudy and cold Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Wed nesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 16 PARTLY CLOUDY s AP Wlrephoto MANPOWER TAKES Passengers push a bus in Isernia Italy after unprece dented snow Tnired their bus on a downtown street Heavy smow and subfreezing cold have taken several hundred lives throughout Europe enera Campus riots last week which moved the Alabama trustees to suspend Miss Lucy marked the first attenjpt to end racial sepa ration in a bloc of four states which seem most determined to preserve their historic system of segregation The others are Geor gia South Carolina and Mississip pi A Federal Court order had di rected Alabama to admit Miss Lucy She has returned to U S District Court in Birmingham seeking readmittance A hearing has been set for Feb 29 Arkansas admitted a Negro to its university law school in 1948 There was no incident Hundreds have followed quietly Other Dixie states with Negro students ranging from a handful to hundreds include Oklahoma Texas Virginia Kentucky North Carolina Tennessee and Louisi ana In none of these states has there been any violence Many of the Negroes live in campus dormitor ies and most eat in school cafe terias with the white students A few have been admitted into pro fessional fraternities but there is little social mingling Most of the schools which have admitted Negroes either voluntar ily or under court order had no exact figures available on the num ber of nonwhite students Esti mates range from 500 to more than in the eight states which practice collegiate integration Negroes Attack White Student TUSCALOOSA Ala W Chief W C Tompkins said Wed nesday two Negro brothers kicked and beat a University of Alabama student Tuesday night and one later said the attack was to get even for the way they treated Miss The police chief said Samuel Taylor the student was attacked by Arthur Washington a soldier on furlough and his brother John Taylor suffered only bruises The brothers were charged with assault and battery and disorderly conduct Tompkins said Jimmy Hall a third Negro was held as a material witnesses Westinghouse Rejects Governors Proposal PITTSBURGH Electric Corp Wednesday rejected a proposal by Gov George M Leader of Pennsylvania to submit issues in a 122day strike to a fact finding board in a statement dictated from his home in Texas As a fellow human being who tias gone through the same thing I am very pleased that the medical report is so favorable I know every American will be Johnson suffered a heart attack last July Republicans bubbled with opti mism over the new medical re port Sen Duff RPa said he feels confident the President will be a candidate again in order that he may continue the program he has so magnificently Sen Carlson RKan said he felt all along Eisenhower would run again unless the doctors told him not Sen Thye RMinn called the doctors statement one of the finest health reports that one man could give to In His Hands GOP National Chairman Leonard W Hall who has been maintaining Eisenhower will run said in a statement that The decision is in his hands and his personal feelings and judgment will be the determining At the outset of the physicians news conference attended by about 100 newsmen Maj Gen Howard M Snyder read a state ment in which the six doctors de clared Eisenhower has made a good Snyder is Eisen howers personal physician The first question put to Snyder was vhether Eisenhower could serve another four years in the White House without any damage to Snyder replied We believe he can serve or five years or longer in a very active position of great responsi Questioning brought out that Sny der was talking about the presi dency Then the same question was put to White who has been chief con sultant on Eisenhowers case White went further than Snyder had saying After weighing very carefully all the available evidence includ ing our own experience and fully aware of the hazards and uncer tainties we believe that medically the chances are that the President should be able to carry on an ac tive life satisfactorily for another 5 to 10 years His Choice But the choice is his not As in the case of Snyders re mark questioning established that White was talking about active life in the presidency for another 5 to 10 years Actually of course Eisenhower could only serve another 4 years after completing the remaining 11 months and 5 days of his present term The Constitution now limits any president to two terms The phrase the chances are was dropped by White from his 5 lo 10 years statement when L reporter said It suggested an clement of doubt and asked wheth A ;

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