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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 20, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the Home Mason Ciiy Tomorrows City Today MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H E N E W SP A P E R T H AT M A K ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXII Associated Pren and United Press Full Lease Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 20 1954 This Paper Consists o Two One No 144 Brisk Turnout in Minnesota Primary Vote MINNEAPOLIS lays its votes on the line Tuesday in a chips question mark presiden tial primary For the Democrats its Adlai E Stevenson against Sen Estes Kefauver of Tennessee the man Stevenson bowled over at the national convention four years ago on the way to a presidential nomination he said he never sought This time he is seeking convention of them from Minne sota So is Kefauver For the Republicans it is President Eisenhower winning without running or hoisting a foot He get 28 votes at the GOP conven tion next August Sen William F Knowland of California is in the GOP primary in name only He hopped out of Eisenhowers way after the Presi dent said Yes on a second term but not in time to get his name off the Minnesota ballot Voting Brisk Voting was brisk as soon as the polls opened at 8 a rn This is the nations second pri mary Stevenson and Kefauveri are on the same ballot for the first time along with slates of convention delegates pledged to them So Minnesota supplies a more incisive test than the pri mary last Tuesday in New Hamp shire where Kefauver picked off aH eight convention votes Stevenson kept his name off the ballot in New Hampshire and didnt wade into the campaign there although a delegate slate favorable to him was entered In Minnesota except for a small but fervent committee of helpers Kefauver has had to campaign pretty much on his own against what he says have been formid able handicaps and Yet in rural areas he has been making friends and pulling up Massed behind Stevenson have 5 Riceville Pupils Back in Classes been all the influence and activity of the state party organization led by Gov Orville Freeman and Sen Hubert Humphrey Must Win Easily Consequently if Stevenson is to win heavily in any primary he ought to do it in this one He has been favored right along mainly because of the array of organized power in his corner Kefauver says he will do far better but will consider 30 per cent of the statewide vote a vic tory He says he expects to cap ture four or five of the nine con gressional districts Stevenson is using a measuring stick marked for 55 to 60 per cen of the vote He says he will be content with that Throughout the campaign both contenders fired away mainly a the Eisenhower administration and more particularly at its farm program in this important agri cultural state Toward the end there was snip ping and sniping between Demo crat and Democrat principally over that issue issue which puts the prestige o the party organization to the tes along with the personal prestige of Stevenson RICEVILLE Five Riceville eighth graders who were dis nissed from school Monday for attempting to incite a strike were ack in class Tuesday according o school board president Dr Thomas G Walker Jr Dr Walker denied that the stu lents had been expelled He said hey had been sent home after unsuccessfully trying to provoke heir fellow students into striking on the behalf of Paul Richer sev enth and eighth grade teacher of English reading social studies and spelling who was fired by he board Friday They were asked to return to school Tuesday with their par ents Dr Walker said that the five lad been misguided into believing that if enough of a disturbance was made over the firing the board would be forced to recall Check References He said that superintendent ol schools Donald Johnson was checking references of a Lime Springs woman Tuesday who the board was considering hiring in Richers place He said the planned to engage her Tuesday A number of applications had been received for the job Dr Walker said The school board president saic that the story of Richers firing was not nearly aj sensational in town as it had been played up to be in the papers He said he felt that it had all been built up planned premeditated by Rich er About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday Warmer Tuesday night low around 30 Mild Wednesday high about 50 Iowa Increasing cloudiness and warmer Tuesday night Mostly cloudy and windy Wednesday scattered showers east turning colder west Low Tuesday night 30s FiveDay Iowa Temperatures Wednesday through Sunday will average below normal Normal highs 48 north to 55 south nor mal lows 27 north to 33 south Mild beginning of period grad ual cooling Wednesday and Thursday continued a little cooler rest of week Precipita tion will occur as showers in eastern Iowa Wednesday and over state Friday or Saturday averaging one to twotenths xnch Minnesota Cloudy and colder GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Tuesday Maximum Monday 37 Minimum Monday night 23 At 8 Tuesday 29 YEAR AGO Maxumum 53 Minimum 22 The doctor saidricher thinks he is a reformer or a crusader of some sort Several youngsters had printed signs Friday night and had at tempted to post them arounc town One banner read Chris Was Crucified Why Do You Cru cify Richer Dr Walker saic that children could not have con ceived such a sign on their own Not on Same Level He said he felt sorry for Riche and had not wanted to hurt him but felt that the material he wa using in his classes was more o i college seminar level than jun or high school In fact he pointe out that one eighth grade studen lad told an English teacher on his paper route that he was beini aught college stuff in school Dr Walker said he did not be ieve that seventh and eight graders were capable of compar ng the relative merits of Ham et and Catcher of the Its not at the level of thos The board president said tha hough a few kids have bee lurt they would get over it H said the board members had re ceived a number of calls thank ing them for their action Richer said at Mason City Mon day that he had received a tele Benson Calls Farm Bill Unworkable 153 Die in East Storm New York City Hardest Hit He Braved the Storm for His Job ON THE PICKET LINE BLOOMFIELD N J Rabinowitr reached his post of duty Monday despite the factmost workers in New Jersey failed to get to their offices or plants because of a nearrecord snowfall He left his Irvington home at took two buses walked two miles when the second bus bogged down in snow drifts and arrived at the Westinghouse Electric Corp Lamp Di vision plant here at Max is picket line captain at the struck plant He took up picket duties all alone MEDITERRANEAN BOILING POINT Britains crown colony of Cyprus current boiling point in the Mediterranean has a population of just under half a million fourfifths Greek Nearly all the rest are Turk ish Mohammedans Turkish customs prevail yet the Greek Cypriots demand union with Greece Cyprus has been administered by Britain since 1878 British Use Tear Gas in Cyprus Riot NICOSIA Cyprus of Turkish Cypriot youths stormed trough Nicosia Tuesday looting and smashing Greek shops Inflamed by reports of a Greek attack on Turks in the village oi Vasilia Monday Turkish mobs started gathering in Nicosias Ko nak Square Tuesday morning Police used tear gas to dis perse them but they reformec and stormed out of the square to wards the neighboring Mosque o St Sophia largest of the island Leaving a trail of debris and shattered glass in its wake th mob was eventually broken up bj police cars and it scattered intt the narrow side Before it mob which was scattered the numbered about 50 at the time beat up a Creel Cypriot photographer who wa snapping pictures of the demon stration He was not seriousl injured The youths ignored a louc speaker appeal from Ahme Zaim Nicosias assistant distric commissioner to disperse save the Turkish quarter from being placed under curfew While Zaim was speaking th mob stoned a Greek bus goin through the square Zaim a lawyer was a mem ber of the Cypriot Turkish dele gation that visited London an New York last year to state th Turks opposition to Greek claim on Cyprus phone call from a Riceville stu dent informing him that six mem bers of the eighth grade class ha been expelled for posting a sig and picture on the blackboard the junior high school Richer said he understood th student to say that Pursue th Truth had been written on th blackboard under h i s pictur clipped from an article on hi firing in the Des Moines Sunda Register Spring Arrives in State a Day Earlier Than Most Years BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Spring arrived in Iowa at oclock Tuesday morning and the weather was relatively situation which isnt always the case in Iowa The Weather Bureau said warm weather would be the rule through Wednesday with a few spring showers likely in eastern Iowa sometime Wednesday For the most part Iowas ter rain was clear of snow as spring arrived although at some north ern Iowa points a light cover ing still remained This was in contrast with the first day of spring last year when there was six inches oi snow on the ground at Daven port Decorah and Fort Dodge Spring arrived a fay earlier than its usual March 21 date be cause of Leap Year When spring arrived on March 20 in Leap was followed by a March 22nd snow storm which dumped 10 inches on Sioux City NO CHARGE FILED IN MANS DEATH DAVENPORT UP A coroners jury Monday re turned an open verdict in the iuMjitiM into the death of tavernkeeper Lester Thorn sen 49 Davenport who died Saturday after a brawl at his tavern Samuel Bak er 32 Davenport who ad mitted slugging Thomsen did not testify at the inquest on advice of his attorney The Bounty attorney said no charge would be filed Negro Brothers Get Six Months TUSCALOOSA Ala WVAn all jury in Circuit Court con victed two Negro brothers of beating a University of Alabama student but spared them a heavy prison sentence Arthur Washington 23 and John Washington 19 were fined Monday and sentenced to six months in jail for attacking a 19 yearold freshman in anger over mob violence against Autherine Lucy The brothers were indicted for assault with intent to murder which carries a sentence of two to 20 years on conviction The jury found the Washingtons guilty of a lesser charge of assault and battery a misdemeanor They did not appeal NEW YORK UP Thirty million persons fought their way out of a paralyzing snowstorm Tuesday that affected their jobs schools transportation and their economy At least 153 were dead from Maine to West Virginia in the spring storm which dumped up to 21 inches of snow on 14 stages New York City buried under 14 inches of snow was the hard est hit Schools Closed Tuesday 12 hours after the snowfall had stopped its massive transportation system remained crippled many of its businesses were idle schools were closed and hundreds of miles of streets were blocked State by state figures on deaths resulting from the storms are New York 31 New Jersey 30 Connecticut 13 Rhode Island 12 Massachusetts 33 New Hamp shire 1 Maine 6 Pennsylvania 7 Delaware 1 Maryland 3 Virginia 4 and Ohio 12 The Commerce and Industry estimated the snow had already cost New York City businesses 5150 million Many firms closed or operated only a few hours Monday Only slightly better conditions were noticed Tuesday Some 33 per cent of New York workers who commute to their jobs from scores of suburbs were unable to fight their way through snowdrifts or find ade quate transportation Streets Deserted Nearly every school in the af fected east coast area was closed All New York and New Jersey schools in the snowbelt were ordered closed until further notice City streets and highways in the heavily populated areas of AIR FORCE TESTS Plan Parachute Jump From 17 Miles High WASHINGTON Air Force plans to parachute human beings from balloons riding 17 miles above the earth The unprecedented bailout would take place over the New Mexico desert late next fall The men would jump from heights as much as two times any heretofore attempted Plans for Project Explorer were disclosed at a news confer Monday night by three Air Force officers associated with high altitude high speed bailout experiments The officers reported that Lt Henry P Nielsen 31 coholder of the unofficial record for high alti Bus Boycott Trial Opens MONTGOMERY Ala The state planned to present new tes timony Tuesday in an effort to show that a 27yearold Negro tude parachute jumps will lead new attempts Nielsen and ne other airman would make the imps recentlydeveloped Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut and lower New Hampshire were almost deserted minister conspired to clamp a crippling boycott on city buses here On trial in Circuit Court is the Rev Martin Luther King the first of 90 Negro leaders called to answer indictments resulting from the 16 year old protest against racial segregation Erna Dungee the last witness to testify at the opening of the rials Monday was expected to 3e recalled to the stand Tuesday Mrs Dungee is financial secre tary of the Montgomery Improve ment a newly formed Ne gro organization which the state says is headed by King Prosecut ing attorneys are trying to estab lish the organizations role in the bus boycott Mrs Dungee Monday identified bank deposits totaling about 000 made out in the name of th improvement association She als identified photostags of checks to except for struggled to the workers clear driving who and CLAIMVETOED DAVENPORT City council Monday turned down G H Korkins claims for dam ages for goldfish he said were killed by chemicals in the city water supply Korkin claimed chlorides killed 40 of his fish walking lanes Thousands of cars were bogged down in huge drifts along the eastern network of roadways Many of them had been deserted when they stalled Sunday or Monday on the slick snow cov ered surfaces April 21 Set for Margarets Wedding NEW YORK Truman said Monday she will be married at 4 April 21 in Trinity Episcopal Church at In dependence Mo taling almost signed bj herself and King in payment fo gasoline When the prosecution sought ti bring out whether the gasolini money was used to provide ride for Negro bus boycotters Carte ruled out the question at the re quest of defense attorneys The Negro woman said driver of the automobiles used in a ca pool to transport Negroes re ceived a standard wage of week DUST COLLECTORS CHICAGO Isbell president of the National Restau rant Assn announced Tuesday h has mailed a stack of cook book to prospective brides Grace Kell and Margaret Truman Veto by Ike Is Certain Says Changes Mandatory WASHINGTON WVSenate Re publican leader Knowland said Tuesday Secretary of Agriculture Benson regards the Senate ap proved farm bill as unwork The California senator predict ed Benson will recommend a presidential veto unless the meas ure is modified Knowland talked to White House newsmen after he and other GOP congressional leaders concluded their regular weekly conference with President Eisen hower Benson also sat in at the session The Senate passed the omnibus farm bill Monday night after load ing it with amendments the ad ministration had opposed Sen Aiken Rvt said it contains fea tures that would warrant three or four Goes to Committee utomatic operating parachutes nd other equipment Nielsen set the present record or high altitude bailouts when he arachuted safely from a B47 jet omber flying feet over the u 1 f of Mexico in November 954 They were testing methods f emergency escape from high peed aircraft Nielsen said the latest plan is or two men to go up in the gon ola of a balloon for three suc cessive attempts at new altitude marks Nielsen probably will jump out at feet on the first trial and ail free to an altitude of about feet where his parachute will companion will ride the gondola down to about feet and bail out On the next balloon ride the companion will bail out at about feet and Nielsen will ride the balloon down for a medium altitude bailout On the third try Nielsen plans to step out into space at about feet He said he did not believe they could go higher un til they are provided with bigger or less weighty balloons The bill now goes to a Senate House conference committee for reconciliation of the many dif ferences in separate bills passed by the two branches of Congress Knowland said it is the of everyone including the Presi dent that the conferees may Reluctant Vote WASHINGTON Hick enlooper Rlowa termed farm bill passed by the Senate Monday night a nodge podge of political manipulation and political and said both he and Sen Martin voted for it reluctantly SAME Black fiat means traffic death in 4 hours past GIFT TO tract surrounded by dotted lines is 23 acres that Mayor George E Mendon told the city council has been offered to the city Gen Hanford Mac Nider made the offer of the land and of rightofway for connection of Pierce across Willow Creek The lefttoright dotted line shows the route Pierce will follow The 23 acres are immediately south of the Hoover School property See story on page modify the bill which we believe is unworkable in many respects in its present In reply to a question Know land said Benson himself con curred in the view that the bfll as it passed the Senate is un workable Asked whether Eisenhower also feels that way about the measure Knowland replied he would not attempt to speak for the Presi dent The vote on passage was 932 That was no measure of the an gry criticism raised against tha election ygar measure No one in the Senate seemed fully happy with the bill much of it pieced together on the Senate floor Democrats pointing to a five year decline in farm prices have already emphasized the farm is sue 35 a major one in the 1958 campaign Soil Bank The Senate bill contains au thority for a soil bank the major 1956 recommendation of the Eis enhower administration But sev jeral provisions of that program designed to take land out of pro iduction and thus reduce sur were subjected to major revision And while the bill nominally re tains the administrations flexible price support system that sys tem was supplemented by a two price plan for rice a similar op tional one for wheat and hedged in by set asides which would have the effect of boosting sharply the price supports for wheat corn and cotton Final action late Monday fol lowed eight straight days of vot ing during which debate was lim ited and 11 days of unrestricted debate before that Last May 5 the House over ad ministration objections voted to support prices of basic crops at 90 per cent of parity and those of dairy products at 80 per cent of parity Parity is a standard set up in arm law and declared to be fair to producers in relation to their costs
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