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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 28, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home Associated Press and United Press Full Leasa Wires Given Top Why Not Try Mason City Iowas Agridustrial Center MASON CITY GLOBEGAZET THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAK1S ALL NORTH IOWANS N I I G H 8 O R S E HOME EDITION Seven a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 28 1956 Thia Paper o Two SectionsSection No 147 Would Deliver Hydrogen Load WASHINGTON wtThe Penta gon has ordered top priority foi development of a missile power ful and accurate enough to delive a shattering hydrogen charge a supersonic speed to targets thou sands of miles away Secretary of Defense Wilson took this action Tuesday in ap pointing Eger V Murphree to be a new assistant with broad authority to direct the job of striving for victory in the missile race with Russia Murphree 57 is president of the Esso Research and Engineering Co He will serve without pay while on leave from Essof Wilson said in a formal direct ive that Murphree would devote major emphasis to missiles of the longrange type particularly bal listic Start Next Week The defense secretary designat ed Murphree to speak for him in all matters pertaining to new mis siles within the defense establish ment and before the National Se curity Council and the President Wilson said Murphree will start work next week and stay on the job for at least a year period the secretary said he thinks a great contribution can be made toward achieving an effective rocketpowered ballistic missile Some Democrats in Congress have been critical of Eisenhower administration efforts in the mis sile field contending this country has been lagging behind Russia Strong Sen Jackson these critics said of Murphree appointment Better late than never I hope he will take a strong administrative control of the missiles Murphree will have more au thority than any other previous official who has had the job of organizing and directing missile research and development opera tions In spelling this out Wilson clothed his new special assistant with powers to utilize and cut across existing lines of responsi bility in the areas of research development engineering and production 30Year Veteran However veteran S THREATENS SUICIDE old mental patient in a Norwalk Calif hospital sits atop a 125foot water tower top photo and rejects the pleas ot a rescuer Later his wife used a voice amplifier to per C 1 oHn f vi j 1 i OT i bne embraces Erlander to Visit in Russia Pravda Hits Stalin Reign MOSCOW WVThe Soviet gov ernment announced Wednesday that Prime Minister Tage Erland er of neutral Sweden will tour Stalins native Georgia and neigh boring Armenia where rioting has been reported as a result of the current Kremlin denunciation of the late Soviet dictator The announcement of the Swed ish leaders tour was taken as an indication that all is quiet in the two southern republics and that the Soviet government feels it has nothing to hide there Erlanders trip was announced less than 12 hours after the Com munist Party organ Pravda pub lished the first broadscale Soviet newspaper denunciation of Stalin tt said his drive for glory took montrous forms which harmed the Communist cause Big Article In a article spread over 12 columns the newspaper brought home to the general Rus sian public for the first time the new Soviet leaderships campaign down Stalins historical him below as a chaplain holds his arm SENATOR SAYS Kill New Form Bill WASHINGTON Mi Senateb louse conferees Wednesday nocked out a Senateapproved of the farm bill which pponents contended would lower otton prices and supports from ive to ten dollars a bale or more Sen Holland one of 10 ongress members attempting to ompromise different farm meas res passed by the two branches arlier had predicted the death nvayiravg sounded alieady of more than 30 years in research session or any farm legislation at this there are a couple of little gadgets he doesnt Big Payments The soil bank the administra tions major 1956 farm recom mendation contemplates pay ments aggregating up to to farmers who retire land from production of cash crops Secretary of Agriculture Benson jold newsmen Tuesday he does nnt T engineering will not be con cerned with missiles the military services already have nor with the question of which services will use any specific missile Of late Pentagon officials have mentioned five years as the time it may take to develop and pro duce a missile capable of ac curate firing at targets miles distant In talking about intercontinental missiles defense officials have Sen Ellender DLa said the conferees Wednesday knocked out a controversial provision thai would have revised the present system of basing cotton prices and supports upon inch mid dling cotton to the average or longer staple of the crop Ellender said the five Senate conferees were forced to drop the provision because the House conferees were unanimously op posed to it and werp not will approve a return to rigid price supports J for even one year which is what the compromise now provides He described as indefensible political log rolling the ac tion of the conference committee in adopting a Senate provision for dual made it plain they mean weapons we wanted a farm capable of carrying hydrogen had to he added warheads Their greatest problem is to achieve pinpoint accuracy This would mean an explosion within 10 miles of the center of the tar get A hydrogen explosion within that radius would devastate the target Recommend Legion 1959 Convention for TwinCities The National American Legion Convention Commission has recommended that the Legions 1959 convention be held in MinneapolisSt Paul where the organizations first convention was held in 1919 St Paul was the site of the 1S25 national convention too The commission recommenda tion will be presented to the Le gions National Executive Com mittee in Indianapolis May 24 The 1956 Legion convention will be held in Los Angeles starting Sept 3 The 1957 convention is set No site has for the 1958 for Atlantic City been selected yet meeting The convention commission has been meeting days here for several GETTING EVEN DBS MOINES UP Thieves stole worth of guests cloth ing at a sheriffs ball sponsored by Sheriff Wilbur Hildreth Holland indicated he thinks President Eisenhower may veto the bill if the final version eonr tains two provisions adopted Tuesday by the SenateHouse con ference committee trying to com promise different measures passed by the two branches Both provisions would have the effect of raising the level of gov ernment farm price supports The Agriculture Department esti mated they would cost the gov ernment assuming an average crop year at least a billion dol lars more in 1956 than would the present program Supports Program Holland unlike most Democrats n Congress supports the admin istrations program of lower flex blc price supports Sen Aiken also a mem ber of the conference committee and chief Senate spokesman for the administration on farm policy said in a separate interview that the situation is not completely When we conferees get hrough both the House and Sen ate still must pass on these pro he said It is possible to send this back and demand we soften it Sen Ellender chairman of the Senate conferees who fa vors actions taken Tuesday said I think the President will sign SPIRIT OF COMPETITION WASHINGTON offi cial magazine of the Aircraft In dustries Assn boasted Wednes day that a railroad recentlv Call R to Exc nue Red d o chop stature Pravda paid tribute to Stalins work in the first years after Len ins death But then certain features and qualities began gradually to ap pear in Stalins practice of leader hip which later developed into he cult of the Prav ia charged The gigantic successes in uilding a new society achieved 3y the Soviet people under the plete and the remaining cost is about 22 million dollars while be tween Kansas City and the mouth 19 million dollars more is needed he added Actually the Missouri River should not be considered as three separate segments but should be of the Communist the basis of laws of eadership arty on listory discovered by Marxism were strongly attribu ed to one were explained by his special merits as a leader He lacking personal modesty did not cut short the glorifications and praises addressed to him but upported and encouraged them n every way Monstrous Forms As time went on this cult of tie individual assumed even more monstrous forms and did serious arm to the The Pravda article appeared nly the opening gun in a newspa er campaign against Stalin It nade no mention of the most sen ational charges which reports caching the West have said the ew Soviet high command has eveled against their former chief he maintained a continuous eign of terror murdered thou ands of his party associates and he flower of the Red army officer orps and placed the nation in anger of Hitler conquest Pravda assured the Russian eople that the Soviet Union now s on the right track It said the Communist Party is leader and organizer of the Gov Hoegh Testifies on River Channel WASHINGTON tf Gov Leo Hoegh in testimony prepared for congressional subcommittees said Wednesday that at the current rate of appropriations it will be 10 years or more before a de pendable 9foot channel is avail able on the Missouri River This would be Koegh said The whole tempo of appropriations for channel im provement should be The Iowa governor said it would cost about 103 million dollars to complete the work 35 Complete Between Omaha and Sioux City the program is 35 per cent com plete and the remaining cost would be about 62 million dollars on that strength he said Between Omaha and Kansas City the work is 79 per cent com viiu icuuei aim organizer 01 me leased an airplane for use of its Soviet people and the collective executives on business trips The leader of the party guarding and magazine didnt name the railinterpreting its principles is the central developed progressively like a tree Hoegh said This should be done so that in a period of from four to six years the whole area can reap the full bene fits of water transportation Hoeghs prepared testimony said that in the past 10 years the program for the Missouri Basin has been brought to about 55 to 60 per cent completion or under Partial Operation Hoegh said four of the upstream reservoirs are now in partial op eration and assure the affected areas protection from disastrous floods They also assure adequate supply of water for cities and in dustry in the forseeable future he added Electric power is being gener ated at several structures he continued and in 1955 produced about one and a half billion kilo watt hours of sorely needed power he said Water transpor tation into the valley has grown from tons in 1953 to 000 tons in 1955 he reported HIS PAPER the communist Daily Worker looks over the last issue printed Tuesday before the government took over the paper for delinquent t a x e s The paper published Wednesday by using private firms to set typeand print the paper John Heffner Operator in City Dies at 81 John McKee Heffner 81 fo more than 25 years manager the Palace and Bijou Theaters i Mason City died Tuesday ev ning at his home 703 S Shor Drive Clear Lake He had bee ill several months Mr Heffner opened the fir this bill Hes getting about every thing he asked for including the big thing the soil bank Of course HAPPY GOVERNORIowa Governor Leo HoTgh hap pily displays birthday gifts from his office staff Al though his 48th birthday is not until Friday the Cover nor was given a party Tuesday at the State House be cause he will be in Washington Friday The staff cave him two white shirts 1 WEATHER You Name It We Had It JT TRE ASSOCIATED PRESS High winds scattered rain and snow flurries continued in Iowa Wednesday in the wake of wide spread violent weather Tuesday and Tuesday night The storm brought beneficial moisture rang ing up to more than an inch and a half in southeastern Iowa how ever Winds blew at 40 to 45 miles an hour in western Iowa Wednes day morning Other areas of Iowa had gusty winds too The hand was blown off an outdoor clock in downtown Dubuque Rain sleet hail and high wind and some snow swept Iowa Tues day and Tuesday night causing some damage but also bringing beneficial rainfall ranged up to more than an inch and a half in southeastern Iowa Numerous fires caused by light ning as well as electrical troubles resulting from the storm were re ported Hail was reported at vari ous points in northeast Iowa in cluding Garner Eldora Iowa Falls and Mason City Heaviest rain reported was inches at Burlington Other pre cipitation figures included Iowa Falls 82 of an inch Charles City 66 Sheffield and Buckeye 60 Albia 51 Traer 50 Mason City had 71 ANITA TO MARRY HOLLYWOOD W Anita Ek berg 24 says she is engaged to marry Anthony Steel 36 the dark handsome British actor she has been dating here and in Europa movie theater in Mason City th Bijou on the present site of th Odd Lot store on South Federa That was in 190G The first seat were kitchen chairs and the opei ating room was over the ticke box Venture Success As soon as Heffners ventur proved a success the public be came movie conscious and othe movie houses opened includin the Star now the Band Box an the Princess now the Stranc Three other movie houses openec but closed again before the Bijou The one big movie theater tha followed the Bijou was the Re gent now the Palace Theater For many years Mr Heffne managed this theater followin the closing of the Bijou In recent years he had been business manager of the Tydei Seed Company Dougherty unti his retimmenLjuLjt953 Mr Heffner was born Oct 24 1874 at Frankfort Ky He attend ed school at Lima Ohio St Pau High School and was graduatec from the University of Minnesota He was married to Amende Zahm Aug 27 1901 They movec to Mason City in 1906 Member of Guard He was a lifetime member of the National Guard of Mason City and served as captain in the SpanishAmerican War He was a member of the VFW Surviving are his wife a son John McKee Heffner Rich land six grandchildren and five great grandchildren Mrs Robert Clausen Clear Lake a granddaughter was reared in the Heffner home He was preceded in death by two daughters Hope and Betty Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 at the Wilcox Funeral Home Clear Lake Stuart Grummon will conduct a Chris tian Science service Burial will be in the Memorial Park Ceme tery FATAL ACCIDENT KIRKMAN B Book 23 Harlan was killed Tuesday when his car ran off a county road and overturned a half mile north of here Kirkman is about 10 miles north of Harlan Book married and the father of a 3 yearokl child was driving alone Apparently Was Aides Own Idea Publish Paper Despite Seizure NEW YORK man who masterminded the Treasury De partments raids on Communist Partys newspaper the Daily Worker was in Washington Wed nesday apparently to explain his action The office of Donald Moysey New York district revenue direc tor said he had been summoned to Washington Tuesday night It was assumed the call came from INTERPRETATION Read how the raid on Red property caught Internal Revenue bosses by surprise in James story on page 2 J M HEFFNER Five Injured When Wind Rips Hangar AUSTIN Minn W Five per ons were injured Tuesday nigh when high wind ripped the roo rom a hangar at the Municipa Airport and slammed it into a earby trailer court Police said two trailers occupiec y the victims were smashec vhen pieces of the fiveton roo swept through the air by a 5mileanhour gale A car parkec ext to one of the trailers was rushed and a second one dam ged Hospitalized were Mr and Mrs dwin Marquette and their 4year d daughter occupants of one railer John Moen who lives in he second one and Gerald Hos ns who was visiting the Mar uettes Robert Berg operator of the ailer court said damage would c about State Supervisor Pays Fine for Drunk Driving CEDAR RAPIDS MVA super sor of conservation officers for e State Conservation Commis on pleaded guilty to drunk driv g Tuesday and was fined e is Llyod Kieffer 36 Central City Marion police said he drove a slateowned car through stop signs at high speed Monday night Russell C Harrington commis sioner of internal revenue For hours after the raids Tues day Harrington was unable to ex plain them Eventually it was de termined that Moysey conceived the idea himself Formerly an auditor in services Washington office Moy sey was named director here last Feb In sudden raids Tuesday Inter nal revenue agents snapped pad locks on the newspaper and Com munist Party offices in five cities The government said the party owed in income taxes for 1951 and the Daily Worker or 1951 52 and 53 The party took the position that it was tax exempt The Daily Worker claimed the government move was an effort to force the paper to disclose names of its fi nancial backers Though its editorial offices were locked the Worker was able to roll an estimated copies off the presses Wednesday be cause the papers typesetting and press work are handled by a private firm Here We Are Our office we read the papers headline The government crackdown also hit the Workers regional office in Chicago and party headquar ters here and in Philadelphia San Francisco and Los Angeles Communist centers in Newark N and Detroit were also tabbed for seizure if their assets had any resale value They were not raided The swift raids caught Red eaders by surprise They quickly protested them as outrageous Gestapolike lawless Eugene Dennis general secre U S Communist Par ty sent a telegram to President isenhower saying the raids were a lawless attempt to muzzle po itical opponents by police The Weather Mason City Cloudy with snow flurries or light snow Wednes day night and Thursday Colder Wednesday night and Thursday Low Wednesday night 1822 High Thursday 3034 Continued rather windy through Thursday owa Occasional light snow northeast half partly cloudy to fair southwest colder Wednes day night Thursday partly cloudy and warmer west and south cloudy and cold northeast Low Wednesday night 1825 Minnesota Cloudy and windy Wednesday night with snow gradually diminishing to flur ries Colder southwest Thurs day occasional snow flurries diminishing wind not so cold Low Wednesday night 1525 High Thursday 3035 GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 38 Minimum Tuesday night 31 At 8 Wednesday 31 Precipitation 71 inch EAR AGO Maximum 30 Minimum 12   

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