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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 23, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION and United Press Full Lease Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 23 1954 Unveil Missile System Of Nike and Radar Defense By ELTON C FAY FT GEORGE G MEADE Md newly unveiled antiaircraft system was said by Army Secre tary Brucker Friday to be capable of detecting an enemys aircraft and missiles and coordinating the firing of Nike missiles against them The Army calls the complex ra Newsmen were shown the first developmental center which controls Nike defenses of the WashingtonBaltimore area This army post lies between those two cities Their current defenses appar ently include 11 Nike installations spotted over a wide area Each such installation has eight launch ers Operated 2 Ways The Missile Master system can be operated either independently or in conjunction with the over all SAGE air and antiaircraft defense systems run by the Air Force In general it is a smaller localized version of the SAGE System SAGE means semiau tomatic ground control of fighter interceptors and antiaircraft weapons Brucker made his reference to the ability of the Armys system to cope with missiles as well as planes in a brief statement Recalling comments by missile specialists that there now is no known method for intercepting the ballistic missile which flies at many times the speed of sound and 100 miles or more high re porters asked what kind of a mis sile Brncker bad in mind A spokesman said the secretary had no intention to sensational ize the Missile Maslci syituia He intended the spokesman said only to state a fact previously published that the Nike has been fired successfully at The spokesman said he could not say more Hit Matador However he appeared to be re ferring to reports that a Nike mis sile had shot down an Air Force strategic bombardment missile the Matador essentially a pilot less jet bomber The Matador flies at a speed under that of sound 760 miles an The Nike is believed to have a speed of about miles an hour Boiled down this seemed to mean that the Army believes its Nike can knock down the fastest jet bomber can deal similarly with planelike missiles but cant cope with ballistic missiles What newsmen saw of the Mis sile Master was a building packed with radar computing and com munications equipment Sweeping green pencils of light on radar scopes the chatter of computing machines illuminated charts that show the arrival of planes in the area The system relates this in formation in splitseconds to the location of Nike batteries Officials said the Missile Mas ter can detect individual planes of a mass raid assign a battery to specific planes and sort out friend and foe among aircraft in the area Thla Paper Coexists ol Two SectionsSection No More Rebels Found With Throats Slit ALGIERS UP French military authorities Friday reported find ing another 16 Algerian rebels with their throats slit apparently after battle with another rebel faction The bodies were found near Ak bou in the Kabylie region The French said this brought to about 50 the number of rebels killed in such affairs in the past week They are believed victims of a feud between the National Algerian Movement and the Na tional Liberation Front The Kabylie area is reported under the influence of rebels con nected with the Liberation Front headquarters in Cairo The Na tional Algerian Movement is nom inally under the direction of ex iled Messali Badj who is under force residence in France The French pressed a helicop tersupported hunt against a band of 200 rebels near Setif The band had attacked a local market Wednesday killmg a local chief and three ottwr Moslems those on the speakers platform at the north central dis r r j i j j fid LAWi ill L L1IC 1LUILI1 LCHLlctl LI IS trict convention of the Iowa State Education Assn was this quintet They are left to right Hans V Tofte Mason City Miss Fern E Wilson Mason City association pres ident Ralph E Lapp director of Nuclear Science Service Washington D C fore noon speaker Mrs S Lundstrom Spirit Lake presidentelect and Supt Lawrence H Shepoiser AT MASON CITY CONVENTION Dr Lapp Jells Teachers of Russian Atomic Plant Ten U S atomic scientists have been invited by the Soviet Union to attend the opening ceremonies for the 10billion volt supercyclo the worlds largest on the relative merits of bothjer and was unable to reach Ma th e AB and the hydrogen bomb and declared that we have pro duced elements of continental de ator it was revealed Fridav ington spoke before more a question of how fast Russia is developing its atomic stockpile but it is a question of how slow we are Because of bad weather convention got underway about a half hour later than scheduled In referring to the U S pro and cut the early morning at tendence However most of those expected to attend did arrive later in the morning Miss Billie Davis one of the headlined speakers was grounded by the bad weath vention of the Iowa State Educa tion Assn held at Roosevelt Field house Sarah Lundstrom Spirit Lake was elected president of the dis trict association at the afternoon business session Others chosen were R K Lauger Emmets burg vice president Evelyn Jen son Bradgate secretary Robert Dunsmoor Fort Dodge treasurer and Betty Burley Mason City ex ecutive committee The scientist and author of Nuclear Radiation a standard textbook pointed out that the two largest similar ma chines in the United States are the threebillion volt cosmotron at Brookhaven Laboratory on Long Island and the six billion volt bevatron at the radiation laboratory at Berkeley Calif Ten more atomic said Dr Lapp have been invited to attend a special conference to be held in Moscow during the middle of May at which cussions will be held on the be havior of atomic particles at very high He emphatically stated that no secret atomic data would be revealed Ask Exchange Several U S atomic scientists he disclosed have received let ters from their counterparts be hind the Iron Curtain asking for ar exchange of scientists between the United States and Russia The Russian government he said has offered to pay all the ex penses the U S scientists would incur while in Russian territory Dr Lapp said that scientists in Boston Chicago New York and WASHINGTON UP Mrs San Francisco who have received Mamie Eisenhower attended the invitationsfrom the Russians are most wonderful birthday party to accept andlshe ever had Thursday It in a waiting approval from the j eluded a medley of her favorite songs and a special nationwide television show The party given by wives of officials of the 61 independent government agencies originally was scheduled for Mrs Eisen howers birthday last Nov 14 But the party was delayed because of President Eisenhowers heart attack son City by airliner Hans V Tofte Mason City was to have replaced her on the program but was unable to speak because of the late beginning and a long business meeting The address of welcome to the delegates was given by Super intendent Lawrence H She poiser and was followed by an official greeting by J C Wright state superintendent of public in struction At noon delegates attended a of 10 luncheons given at local churches and in downtown hotels The afternoon program started with a music program given by the Monroe Junior High School Chorus under the direction of Ruth DuPuis At 2 the dele gates were greeted by Charles R Martin Des Moines executive secretary of the association 18 Freight Cars in Oakland Wreck OAKLAND cars of a 43car Rock Island freight train piled up Friday morning in a de railment eight miles northwest oft Oakland No one was injured The mishap tore out about 120 feet of mainline track and Rock Island officials said there would be a service disruption of about eight to 10 hours The officials said they could not estimate the cost of repairing the damage Work crews came from Council Bluffs and Omaha A broken journal on the third car behind the engine was tenta tively blamed for the derailment Cars were stacked three high and the mishap reduced half a dozen of them to junk Mamie Entertained at Birthday Party AEC and the State Department Fear Criticism The said Dr Lapp is that criticism will follow that atomic secrets may be jeopard ized by allowing government sci entists inside the Iron Curtain However balanced against this is the loss in prestige the United Stater might suffer if un cleared scientists represent the United States This would mean weaker par ticipation at the conference and also has the drawback that the other scientists working on secret projects would resent not being able to go Scientists in the future he said might be deterred from working on classified or secret research because of this penalty He further stated that the gov ernment is much concerned with solving the problem of the short age in scientific manpower and thus the Soviet invitations are embarrassing No Evidence There is no evidence he de clared that Russia means these invitations to be embarrassing as part of a cold strategy but rather that they are proud of their scientific achieve Dr Lapp spoke for some time AP Wircphoto REVOLT LEADER Gen Eduardo Lonardi anti Peron revolt leader in Argen tina died Thursday night in Buenos Aires after a cerebral hemorrhage He was 59 He was ousted after serving less than two months as Perons suc cessor ASKS NAME CHANGED Evans the same as that of his bridetobe so she can carry on her social and business activities by Ronald Berz 18 Chicago 111 after they are married Defense Department Contracts Criticized U S Reds in Middle of Tizzy Over Stalins Deflation By FRANCIS ST1LLEY NEW YORK new Stalin deflation campaign has dumped American Communists smack into the middle of a big tizzy It caught them in flatfooted surprise There was speculation that it also may have caused a party split foreshadowing a toprank purge although party officials themselves hastened to label such talk nonsense and preposter Whatever the case the affair has created a lot of commotion for U S Reds The Daily Worker official party publication has devoted much space to the pronouncements by party bigwigs which outsiders regarded as con flicting Number of Letters The Worker also has carried a number of letters to the editer giving a variety of views One even blistered the paper for hail ing each new Moscow attitude without a thought as to what had been written in previous editor ials Other New York newspapers have made much of all this The Times viewed Daily Work er articles by editor Alan Max and U S Communist Party Chairman William Z Foster as reflecting a difference of opinion as to how American Reds should react to the Moscow development The Times saw this as an indica tion of a party split in this coun try Heads to Roll The WorldTelegram and Sun in an article by Frederick Wolt man declared that someheads are expected to Particular ly singled out was the head of the 75yearold Foster As for other party members Woltman added they are pre paring for the big crawl after years of glorifying Stalin Their hour of humiliation is at he said Max himself candidly acknowl Beck he has to jolted by the antiStalin policy nt but declared that talk of a Foster stand UP put down Hoffa ouster was just As for a party split he conworried about Hoffas spreading tinned theres 10 sign of one Repower particularly in New York ferring to the letters to the editor and the East They insist Beck in his paper should and could dc Far from a split theres going he has to stop Hoffa to be a lot of discussion and as a Their chance for result many people whove left could come on at least two items the party will come Custodian Hit by Auto Dies T DES MOINES LOS ANGELES UP Lloyd Johnson 83 Des Moines apart Alien Peterson Superior ment custodian was killed Thurs iourt to change his surname to night when hit by a car as disputed election in New York ic crossed a street in a residen tial area Police said the car was driven a freshman at Drake University TO WED Lucy and the Rev Foster a ministerial student at Butler College in Tyler revealed their plans for the future Thursday are goingto be married in Dallas April 22 Miss Lucy said she is not giving up her fight to reenter the University of Alabama Her betrothed said he was thoroughly in agreement with Miss Lucys attempt to get her graduate degree in library science Fear May Split Over Hoffas Power HONOLULU WVTop leaders of the nations largest union the teamsters meet here Monday for a session that could split their ranks and jar the entire AFLCIO Meeting in a hotel penthouse overlooking Waikiki Beach the teamsters 15member executive board may face a showdown over a major growing power of the unions controversial ninth vice president James R Hoffa abor federation if the ILA loan Practices Are Called Unrealistic By House Committee WASHINGTON House Appropriations Committee made public Friday a staff report criti cizing Defense Department pro curement practices as unrealis tic and as giving contractors a tremendous Included in the 397page docu ment were formal replies from the Defense Department the Army the Navy and the Air Force In general they defended the criticized practices on grounds the hurrytip or crash nature of the contracts involved made normal procedure impractical Rep Whitten a com mittee member commented in the report that there were indica tions that the government is spending billions needlessly to someones No Charges The report on which three teams of committee probers have been working since last April made no charges of corruption or willful wrongdoing Detroit Whether the issue will come to a head at the eightday session is nor certain Have Way These things have a way of building up and then being smoothed one veteran labor observer said But the ingredients are here One antiHoffa source says sev eral of the vice presidents on the goes through Faced with that Hoffa agreed to let the the meeting here Beck says it will get very complete but neithet he nor Hoffa predicts what may happen edged that he was very much ooard are prepared to tell Team iu fpr Prnciclont norlr ho Vi i c They are the source says very on the agenda One is the loan which Hoffa offered las month to the East International Long shoremens Assn ILA was kicked out of the AFL in as being Second Dispute The second centers around matter await itys big Joint teamsters Council George Meany AFLCFO prcsi ent has implied the teamsters vill be suspended from the big BRITISH HAVE REPORT Egyptians Training in Poland LONDON Foreign Of fice said Friday Britain has re ceived secret reports that a con siderable number of Egyptians are under military training in Poland A spokesman told reporters the British government places reli ance on these but he would not disclose their source He said the matter will be taken into account in determination of Britains Middle Eastern policies British informants estimated about 200 Egyptian officers and noncommissioned officers are be ing trained in land sea and air operations and the use of arma ments at a Soviet base near Po lands Baltic Sea port of Gdynia Their instruction was reported to include the use of radar subma rines and all forms of artillery The training facilities arc un derstood to be an extension of the 1955 deal under which Communist Czechoslovakia sold arms to Egypt for Egyptian cotton and rice the informants said The Foreign Office spokesman said the British government also aware that Czech army officers are training Egyptian air force men in the use of Soviet bloc air craft at airfields near the Egyp tian port of Alexandria Egypt is the leader of Arab na tions surrounding Israel Premier Gamal Abdel Nasser declared in announcing the deal with Czecho slovakia that the arms were needed for defense against a threat of Israeli aggression An Israeli request for United States arms is pending in Washington The spokesman was asked to comment further on a New York report that Britain recently com pleted a plan for effective mili tary action in case of a second ArabIsraeli war with the object of stopping the spreaci of any such fighting We have plans which could be put into action very rapidly in such a contingency when it has been decided to do the spokesman replied He made it clear the British government does not envisage act ing on its own however and he called attention to American British and French consultation under way in Washington on the Middle East situation Says Student Not Qualified as Candidate DES MOINES WGeorge K Petlengill of Cherokee a student at Buona Vista College will have to wait a couple of years to pur sue his ambition for a seat in the Iowa Legislature He wont be 21 until next Aug 28 For that reason the attorney generals office ruled Thursday he cannot qualify as a candidate for membership in the House from Cherokee County this year PcttcngilJ a Democrat had nskcd the secretary of states of rice for nomination papers Ho said that since he will be 21 by the time the next Legislature con venes in January he couldnt find any law to prevent him from run ning The attorney generais ruling ven to Secretary of State Melvin Synhorst said however that a candidate must certify he is eligi ble and that in order to sign an ifiidavit of certification he must be 21 Petengill will still only be 20 j when the ballot is made up for iowas June 4 primary The student lives with his moth er Mrs Sceley T Barnes at Cherokee and commutes daily to Storm Lake where he carries a course at Bucna Vista In addition he works eight hours a day as a ward attendant at Cher okee State Mental Health Insti tute specific time period was covered by the survey but much of the material involved was or dered or delivered during the Ko rean War period The report made no distinction between Re publican and Democratic admin istrations The wartime period in cluded parts of both The report cited examples it said showed serious deficiencies with respect to policy guidance unconsciohable delays in making formal contracts unrealistic delivery schedules diversion of production funds into research and development inadequate stock control flagrant deficien cies in procurement and con tract operations and reports of political pressure in contract No Excuse Secretary of Defense Wilson re plied I do not excuse these kinds of things if they are true There is some explanation of it probably because people do not purposely do such sloppy things That is they sort of drift into it All I can tell you is that one way and another we are trying to get hold of the The investigators said there have been substantial improve ments in procurement practices and policies in recent years but no useful purpose would be served by documenting those re sults in this SINK RED JUNK TAIPEI Formosa UP Nationalist Chinese naval patrols sank a Communist armed junk near the i si a n d of Wuchiu Wednesday night the Defense Ministry announced today All About The Weather LOAN NEGOTIATED MONTEVIDEO Uruguay UP A group of American banks have negotiated a million loan to Uruguay it was announced Thursday Mason City Considerable cloudi ness through Saturday Occa sional freezing drizzle or snow flurries Friday night Cool through Saturday Iowa Partly cloudy southwest mostly cloudy with occasional light snow or drizzle extreme north and northeast portions Friday night and Saturday Minnesota Partly cloudy north and scattered snow flurries south Friday night Colder ex treme north Saturday cloudy scattered light snow south with a chance of freezing drizzle ex treme south GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum Thursday 38 Minimum Thursday night 27 At 8 Friday 29 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 21   

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