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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 18, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Homo MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THENEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH tOWAMS NEIGH I 0 R Vnilea Press Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18 1956 This Paper Consists of Two No 114 Precinct Caucuses at Hand Voters Voice to Be Heard By DWIGHT McCORMACK DES MOINES grassroots get an opportunity to have their say as to the Republi can and Democrat presidential nominees and the parties plat forms at the forthcoming precinct caucuses A long series of caucuses and conventions begins for Republicans with the precinct meetings not later than March 2 and for Demo crats with the local caucuses March 26 The Democrats select their pres idential nominee and draft their campaign platform at a national convention opening in Chicago Aug 13 The Republicans conclude the same tasks at their national con vention beginning Aug 20 at San Francisco Higher Average 1952 there were per cent of the eligible voters of Iowa who went to the polls and cast their ballots thus exercising their constitutional rights as citizens of our great country Although Iowas percentage was above the nations average there is no reason why it could not be substantially increased by a con centrated effort at the precinct level and a stimulation of partici pation in party activities Only by participating in the po litical party of our choice do we completely fulfill our responsibili ties as citizens and thus have a voice in the selection of our public Jake More Democrat state chairman said The nine new and broadened taxes enacted by the Hoegh ad ministration has resulted in more than usual interest in the precinct caucuses The caucuses are sched uled so that one or more of the parly officers or candidates can be present at each caucus Every citizen of voting age should attend the caucus of the party of his choice It is the first step in the election of a Express Choice The caucuses give rank and file party members an opportunity to express their choices for the pres idential nominations and to pre sent resolutions which might go to the national conventions Primary business of the caucuses is to select delegates to county conventions and pass resolutions to be forwarded to the county con ventions The Republican county conven tions will be held March 16 and the Democrat county conventions April 6 The principal business of these meetings is to select dele gates to the state conventions and pass resolutions to be presented to the state conventions State convention date for the Re publican party is April C and for the Democratic party it is June 1 These conventions choose national convention delegates Republicans will send 26 dele gales to heir national convention and the Democrats will have 24 voles at Ihcir national convention although the Democrats often senf double delegations each with half a vote IRON ON WAY RIO DE JANEIRO UP The first shipment of Brazilian pig iron for the American steel in dustry was enroute to the United States Saturday aboard the Bra ship Sidorurgica VII rAII About The Weather Mason City Increasing cloudiness and warmer Saturday night low fi10 Cloudy Sunday high 25 Iowa Increasing cloudiness Satur day night becoming cloudy Sun day with light rain or snow ex treme south by Sunday evening Not so cold Saturday night ex cept extreme southeast Colder northwest Sunday Low Satur day night 010 above north 1020 south Minnesota Cloudy and cold Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Satur day Maximum 17 Minimum 6 At 8 a m 8 YEAR AGO Maximum 3R Minimum 2 COLWR ONLY WRECKAGE is the rear fuselage and tail assembly of a Navy fourengine transport which struck a hill outside of Oakland Friday killing 33 AP Wircphoto Marine passengers and 5 crewmen The plane was making its landing approach when it smacked into the fogshrouded cliff Marine Plane Hits Ridge 38 Die RD5 Making Approach at Oakland Base FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES OAKLAND Calif A Marine Corps transport plane crashed just below the fogcovered ridge of a tight box canyon southeast of Oak land Friday killing all 38 men aboard The crash was the second major military air disaster within 24 hours in he San Francisco Bay area Four men died Thursday and four others escaped when an Air Force B52 jet bomber blew up over nearby Tracy The big Marine plane was just 21 a land ing at Alamcda Naval Air Station on a flight from El Toro and Camp Pendleton Marine bases in Southern California New Assignments The RD5 Marine equivalent of the DC4 carried five crewmen The others clad in dungcrees were being transferred to Treasure Island Navy Base for reassign ment One passenger was from El Toro the others from Camp Pen dleton The pilol was Maj Alexander Watson 32 Santa Ana n Silver Star winner in the Korean War Maj Watsons last report was at notifying Oakland Municipal Airport he was starting an approach toward the nearby naval air station Thefog and mist was so heavy helicopters failed for hours to find the wreckage feet up in the dense brush country 123 Lives The area has claimed 123 lives in three major plane crashes within 4Vi years Rescue parties had slow going over the rainslick hills and the brush was so thick that no place could be found to land helicopters George King 61 a nearby farmer was the first person to reach the wreckage He said he heard the plane flying over Just too darn and then heard a tremendous explosion King said it was obvious from the moment he got there that all aboard were dead Wreckage and bodies were scattered over a 300 yard area All the bodies were badly charred SAME Kefauver Raps Insidious Attack on THE REA PROGRAM PIPESTONE Minn Kefauver DTenn Saturday ac cused the Eisenhower administration of launching an insidious attack on the rural electrification program Kefauvers prepared speech at the annual meeting of the South western Minnesota Electric Cooperative opened a fourday swing through the state in search of delegate support for his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination Kefauver will move on to several speaking engagements in Iowa following his Minnesota tour He and Adlai Stevenson will be pitted in the Minnesota primary on March 20 Stevenson is due to start touring the state on March 2 Mikoyan Looses Direct Blast at Stalins Acts MOSCOW Soviet hierarchys growing campaign against the works and acts of Joseph Stalin took a dramatic turn Saturday as the Russian press and radio loosed a direct blast against the once revered leader The unprecedented attack appeared in the text of a free swinging speech by First Deputy Premier Anastas Mikoyan at the 20th Congress the Soviet Communist Party The speech which denounced Stalins political and economic writings by name was not printed until more than 48 hours after Mikoyan spoke This indicated party leaders gave careful thought before releasing it to the public Following the lead of the party Two Children Die From Gas Fumes Mother Overcome COUNCIL BLUFFS UP A father came home from work Fri day evening and found gas fumes had killed his two small children and made his wife critically ill Killed by the gas fumes were Kenneth Thompson 2Vi and Linda C children of Mr and Mrs Ray mond Thompson Their 32yearold mother was reported in very crit ical condition Thompson said he returned home from work to find the doors to the house locked He looked through a window and saw his wife lying on a bed and the children in their beds apparently asleep Investigators said Mrs Thomp son apparently went back to bed after seeing her husband off lo work Friday morning and was overcome by fumes Fire Chief Waldo Merrill said a vent pipe from a gas stove was closed by a damper Report 50 Dead in Plane Crash on Malta LONDON War Office an nounced Saturday that a chartered plane had crashed at Malta with all 50 persons aboard believed dead A War Office announcement said the private plane chartered to fer ry British soldiers and thoir de pendents between Britain and Mai nn the Meditcr rancan island chief Nikita S Khrushchev and others in the Soviet hierarchy Mikoyan extolled the merits of col lective leadership Khrushchev who took over Stalins post as the partys first secretary set the tone of the Con gress in his keynote speech Tuesday when he blasted the oneman rule idea In his speech Mikoyan rapped Stalin on several counts 1 He declared the former pre miers writings ignored the history of the last two decades and called for new teachings on Communism 2 He assailed treason charges Stalin brought many years later against the onetime heroes of the 1918 Bolshevik revolution 3 He declared Russian foreign policy had become active flexible and calm after Stalins death in March 1953 The veteran Armenian Commu nists attack pinpointed Stalins books Economic Problems of Socialism in the and The History of the Communist Party in the Soviet Union a Short Mikoyan took issue with one pas sage dealing With the United States Britain and France He de clarcd Stalins assertion after the world market has broken up the volume of production in these la crashed on takeoff at Luqa the countries will was in correct and could hardly help the Soviet cause Iowa Colleges to Work on Atom Project DES MOINES Uf The State University of Iowa and Iowa State College are members of a Midwes team of scientists working on an advanced design of forging more high powered secrets out of the atom The Atomic Energy Commission n Washington confirmed Friday hat it has authorized the Midwest ern Universities Research Assn to develop a highenergy particle ac celerator of advanced design It was estimated that the device could produce more than 30 billion volts and a University of Michigan physicist theorized that it might produce a trillion volts The AEC noted only that parti cle accelerators are important tools for fundamenial research in nuclear physics and gave no cost estimates on the project A fiveman planning committee for the new project has been set up Frederick Hovde Purdue i chairman Other members are President Virgil Hanchcr State University of Iowa Dr Alfred W Peterson University of Wisconsin Herbert 0 Farbcr comptroller o the University of Illinois and Dr John H Williams professor oi physics at Minnesota Pressure Mounts on U S Controversy on Tank Shipment By JOHN M HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON State De artment found itself under heavy ressure from all sides Saturday ecause of its White Houseap aroved action in embargoing all hipments of arms and military equipment to the middle east These are the pressures 1 Saudi Arabia was urging that he government soon find a way if delivering 18 Walker Bulldog anks which were caught at the port in New York early Friday vhen the embargo was imposed 2 An Israeli Embassy spokes man said his government saw ittle point in imposing a general embargo in order to stop the tank shipment to Saudi Arabia because e argued the result could have been gained by suspending that shipment alone About of scheduled shipments to Israel are affected he said Wants Explanation 3 A Senate investigation of the vhole tangled affair was demanded by Chairman George DGa of the Senate Foreign Relations Comit ee George said he wants an ex planation from Secretary of State 3ulles when Dulles returns from a Jahamas vacation Under instructions from Presi dent Eisenhower the State Depart ment is reviewing the whole situa ion with respect to arms deliver es to Egypt and the Arab States Officials said they did not know how long this review would take Some officials argued the deliv ery of 18 tanks to Saudi Arabia which has no common border with Israel would not materially affect the IsraeliArab balance If their view prevails it appeared likely that Saudi Arabia would eventual ly gets its tanks American authorities generally were inclined to blame the excite ment over the affair on bad tim ing The tank deal with Saudi Ara bia was disclosed just when the United States is working hardest toward an ArabIsraeli settlement Repair Parts The Israeli Embassy spokesman who declined to be quoted by name said about worth of re placement and repair parts for au tomotive signal and aircraft equip ment and some safety equipment such as parachutes were caught in the pipeline here by the embargo order The Israeli government has a re quest pending for 50 million dol ars worth of weapons including jet fighter planes and antiaircraft guns The United States has been delaying final action on it while seeking a basis for an ArabIsraeli settlement The United States has said it would not engage in a Mid dle East arms race Communist Czechoslovakia is supplying arms to Egypt Against this background an nouncement of the shipment of tanks to Saudi Arabia put the United States in the public posi tion of supplying Saudi Arabia with at least a small amount of heavy weapons while it was refusing to meet Israels urgent demands for arms Gas Bill to Come Up Again Opinions on Veto Differ AP Wirfphoto ARRESTED Veltran a former Peruvian ambassador to the U was arrested in Peru Friday and charged with being the instigator of a revolt against the government Beltran more re cently was lisher a newspaper pub WillsonsSong to Help Red Cross Drive Share the Luck to Plug Donations A song by Meredith Wiilson Share the is to have a significant part in raising the mil lions of dollars in funds for the American Red Cross this year Played on radio networks on juke boxes and in the homes Share the Luck will help press home to Mr Average American the basic idea of sharing with his more unfortunate neighbor Giant catastrophies such as the California flood have made tre mendous demands on the re sources of the Red Cross Quotas Hiked As result chapter quotas have been upped and an all out effort is to be made to bring the story of this need home to the people of the country That is where Share the Luck comes in The idea of having Meredith Wiilson do a song orig inated with American Red Cros executives Knowing the friendship existing between GlobeGazette Editor Earl Hall and Wiilson they ap pealed to the Mason Cityan to make the contact Mr Hall in his contacts with the man who has brought such renown to his home town stressed one point Make it sprightly and singable in contrast with Angels of which hasbeen the principal Red Cross song up to Willson immediately got inter ested wrote the song and then proceeded to procure the neces sary cooperation of the recording artists He hopes to get Margaret Whiting Allan Jones Bing Crosby Frank Sinatra and others to help him with this We are most appreciative of the help from Ear Hall that he was able to interest a man like Meredith Willson in the work of the Red wrote Ramone S Eaton Washington vice president in charge of operations for the American Red Cross March Campaign As result with the coming of March and the Red Cross cam MARION BURSON WASHINGTON W Presi dent Eisenhowers veto killed the natural gas bill for this year but his endorsement of its principles kept it a live issue for some future Congress Eisenhower based his veto Fri day on what he called arro gant and highly questionable ac tivities by some persons who worked for the bill which risk creating doubt among the Ameri can people concerning the integrity of governmental But he said there is need for legislation conforming to the basic objec tives sought in the measure The bill would have exempted producers of natural gas from di rect federal controls Sen Kerr whose simi lar measure was vetoed by Presi dent Truman in 1950 predicted an other attempt will be made in the next Congress Wires President Sen McNamara who opposed the bill praised Eisen howers courage but wired the President that I am afraid you are inviting the gas lobby to try its dirty work again only more tactfully in its effort to rob the American Sen Case RSD announced pub licly he had rejected a cam paign contribution from a lawyer supporting the bil shortly before the Senate vole on the bill A spe cial Senate Committee has traced the money to the personal funds of Howard B Keck president of he Superior Oil Co of California There were also less specific TUNING IN Meredith Willsons new Red Cross tune Share the Luck received a warm reception when it was played for the first time at national Red Cross headquar ters Listening in left fo right seated are Ramone Eaton vice president in charge of operations and Harry Martin public information director Standing are Roy Johnson and Edwin Powers assistant directors paign that traditionally takes place that month the Willson song will be heard over the nation Readers will probably want to familiarize themselves with the words which follow Share the luck with your neigh bor wherever you are He may have no one but you Share the fuck with your neigh bor the near the far As youd want him to do unto you Yes the Red Cross plea got around to me Theyre writing to hear my reply Let my heart open wide to the voice inside Let me share in the luck of that hard luck guy Where but for my luck go t Iowa Air Guard Pilot Is Victim DES MOINES Towa Air National Guard pilot was killed Friday when his F80 jet plane crashed about eight miles north east of Indio Calif The victim was identified as Maj William Koch Des Moines treausrer of a stationery store Lt Col Robert I Shetlerly Des Moines said Koch left Des Moines Friday afternoon for Long Beach but he didnt reach his des tination They did not know the of the crash charges of pressure by both sides during the fight Sen Fulbright DArk and Rep Harris sponsors of the leg islation said they have no plans for a revised version in this ses sion Chairman Priest DTenn of the House Commerce Committee to which the veto message will be referred Monday said he foresees no attempt to Many members of Congress pro ressed to see in Eisenhowers veto a fresh indication that he may run again Political Tag Democrats including even some who welcomed the bills death joined in attempting to hang a po litical tag on the Presidents de cision Some Republicans praised the action and some criticized it While none of them would concede pub licly that politics played a part only Sen Bender ROhio rose to tell the Senate he resented deep ly any insinuations that any poli tics was involved in this at Case whose telling the Senate about the campaign contribution started the furore commented in Philip S that the logic which led the President to his conclusion was somewhat similar to that which led me to my position on the Case voted against the measure Fredericksburg Man Victim of Accident HUTCHINSON Kan Cadet Richard E Benner 23 Fredericks burg Iowa was injured fatally Saturday in a traffic accident Benner stationed at the Hutch inson Naval Air Station was the driver of a car which left Highway 96 at a curve four miles west here He was thrown from the car which later ran over him Keokuk Tot Suffocates in Bed Clothing KEOKUK The sixwcckold daughter of Mr and Mrs Joe Blaize suffocated in her crib dur ing Friday night A fire depart ment inhaiator squad called by the parents was unable to revive he child Supervisor Acquitted on Driving Charge DAVENPORT District Court jury Saturday acquitted Richard Englehart 40 Bettendorf Scott County Supervisor on a drunken driving charge after about five hours of deliberation VISITS PLANNED OSLO and Rus sia recently at odds over fishing rights will exchange visits by na val units next summer the for eign ministry revealed Friday   

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