Tuesday, May 8, 1956

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 8, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North lowof Doily Newspaper Uttod for Horace Greeley MUST Have Had Mason Cityiand in Mind CITY GLOBEGAZETT M N I W S F A F I I THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS N I I H 0 R HOME EDITION VOL LXII art Upitad Pun Wbw Cento Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY I ThU Paper o Two m TRAIN RIPS UP TRACKSDerailed coaches of a Milwaukee Road trainking grade and high school students bent rails like hairpins Monday following a collision with a gravel truck The students were on the way to Milwaukee for a Braves Brooklyn Dodger baseball game No one was killed Debate Charges on Truck Driver Who Smashed Train WAUKESHA Wis debated day whether to brjngcharges against a driver who smashed his truak into a special train carrying 1000 base ball bound school children injuring more than sons The truck driver 39yearold Gordon Hinkley of Wales Wis was the most seriously injured victim Monday He was pried loose from his smashed cab suffering from frac tures of both legs and the left hand Witnesses said he sped truck past six other trucks through the crossing signals and into the 16car diesel train carry ing 1000 Portage Wis children to a game between the Milwaukee Braves and the Brooklyn Dodg ers Train Smashed The train smashed like a tin ALGIERS Algeria Eight can between the engine and the first coach wobbled onwards for two or three blocks until 10 cars thousand students and war veter toppled off the tracks near the ans hurled stones and tomatoes at Duplainville Wis railroad staFrench Resident General Robert tion Lacoste Tuesday They shouted Screaming children flew through tougher measures to put down the air Some of them hurtled tne Algerian rebellion through smashed windows Surging mobs ranged through aculously none of them were main streets of the capital de killed manding Lacostes resignation Deputy Sheriff Pete Roelandts tried to Question Hinkley Monday power night at Waukesha Memorial Hos pital But he was still groggy from anesthesia and we were not tble to get much of a statement from him he said No decision has yet been made on possible legal action against Hinkley Roelandts said but we plan to question him again as soon as hes able to talk to us 37 in Hospital There were 37 persons hospital ized here and at Milwaukee Two thirds of the injured were school children in the seventh and eighth grades The rest were teachers or parents Hinkly was the only injured person listed in serious condi tion Police were full of praise for the calm courage of the young sters The children who escaped in jury helped those who hadnt been so lucky Several children lay on nearby lawns suffering from shock Neighbors comment ed on how polite the youngsters were Iowa Warming Trend Expected A warming trend continued in Iowa Tuesday and the Weather Bureau said there was a possibil ity of widely scattered thunder showers Tuesday night Temperatures generally were higher in Iowa Monday afternoon than they had been in several lays Highs ranged from 59 at pubuque to 72 at Council Bluffs It was 65 in Mason City Lows early Tuesday ranged from 34 at Dubuque to 50 at normal serration officer on Fish Day may send them to one of the following addresses in Mason City c LR Birch treasurer of the LOS ANGELES club 515 llth NE and Les Val Judge Joseph W Vickers told a entine 113 West State courtroom Monday that a horse vi a a got the last laugh on his autonounced Tuesday that the matter mobile Vickers said he collided would brought before mem with the horse while driving his bers at a meeting in the YMCA car The tone walked away but Tuesday at 8 pm the car sustained worth of damage 8000 Riot in Algeria Stone General and for the army to be put into The riot developed from a pa rade down the main streets mark ing the llth anniversary of the Allied victory in World War II Not Hit Lacoste was not hit by the to mato barrage because of strong police guards moved in quickly to push back the demonstrators First reports said two students were injured slightly No injuries were reported among the police units The new outburst against Pre mier Guy Mollets policies fol lowed two days of a steppedup rebel campaign in which 20 Eu ropean settlers have been killed and more than 50 French farms burned out Two Attacks The Nationalists staged two at tacks only 23 miles from Algiers during the night slitting the throats of six Arabs who had served with French forces In neighboring French Moroc co comparatively calm since France granted it independence four armed Moroccans kidnaped a French major who commanded the army mobilization center at Fes The French meanwhile claimed a 4tol toll of their Arab oppon ents They reported 97 rebels had been killed during the past two days 73 in a battle near Constan tine Contributions to Appreciation Fund for Stevens Here pom M n juuouque to 50 at A110116 wishing to make con Council Bluffs Temperatures tnbutions to the Rod and Gun through Sunday are expected to Club Jack Stevens Ap tverage about five degrees above Preclalon to honor the con i servatinn nffippr nn mm Rod and Gun Club officers an Stevens is at Mercy Hospital recovering from a heart attack Steals 5 Cases of All for Right Foot Only A thief Monday night took five grips of shoes from a car parked by R H Carl son Red Wing Minn But Mason City police dont ex pect the culprit to keep the shoes All are for the right foot only Carlson told police the car was parked at 104W State It was locked he reported but the door on the drivers side was unlocked Tuesday morning when he discovered the theft Carlson a shoe salesman said the onefooted samples were to be used in an exhibit in Des Moines Two other thefts from ve hicles being investigated by police were reported Mon day M W Johnson 208 Ver mont SE told police some one took a typewriter from the trunk of his car Eman uel Speakar 652 Harrison SW reported a tool box full of tools missing from his panel truck Youth Swings Belt Buckle at Grade Teacher DAVENPORT 12yearold Davenport grade school boy was held in Scott County Juvenile Home Tuesday because he swung a heavy belt buckle at his teach er Police said the man teacher had ordered the boy to stop play ing with a yoyo in class at Mon roe Grade School Monday When the boy dared the teacher to make him stop police said the teacher approached the pupil Officers said the boy took off his belt and swung the heavy buckle at the teacher Police did not identify the boy nor the teacher Truman Leaves for Europe on 72nd Birthday INDEPENDENCE Mo mer Persident Harry S Truman was 72 Tuesday but there was no birthday party at his home here He and Mrs Truman took an early morning train from Kansas City for New York where they will sail aboard the liner United States Friday on a trip to Europe SAME CMU traffic IB wt Reds Not Ahead in Air Power Wilson Reports to Senate WASHINGTON of Defense Wilson Tuesday dis closed the production schedule for B52 bombers has been raised to 20 a month and said it is not so that the Soviets are far out stripping the United States in terms of air power Wilson did not say when he an ticipated the 20 a month rate might be reached but said pro duction experience has been so favorable that he believed the peak rate would be reached substantially earlier than origin ally planned Wilson said the current output of the eightjet intercontinental B52 is six a month although pro duction had been planned at a rate of 17 a month He said he would have preferred to keep these figures secret but because of the confusion and doubt that have arisen on this matter I believe it desirable to set the record straight The secretary of defense was before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee to discuss the mil itary budget for the government fiscal year which begins July 1 He said actual expenditures in the fiscal year would be about 36 billion dollars High Cost This amount of money Wilson commented is nearly 100 mil lion dollars per day and is a cost we must pay through taxes At the outset Wilson stressed two points 1 The United States is not and should not be competing in an allout armaments race with the USSR or any other country 2 There has been no change in the international situation which would require us to in crease our forces overall or make it possible for us at this to reduce our forces As Wilson testified he was flanked in the committee room by the secretaries of the Army Navy and Air Force and by the full membership of the Joinl Chiefs of Staff At one point Wilson character ized critics who contend the United States is falling behind Russia in technical knowhow as fear mongers Aiks Comment Chairman Chavez DN M said there have been recent stories in the press and over the air saying how far behind we are in tech nical knowledge to some other country Chavez said he thought we have just as good a knowhow as any but asked Wilson for comment You are talking about the fear mongers now Wilson remarked He said his statement to the sub committtee was at least in part a reply to such charges Last week Gen Curtis LeMay strategic air command chief tes tified that 78 B52s have been pro duced to date but that only 46 have been accepted by the Air Force He said the reason for not accepting the others was a defect in a small component part Wilson said some of the discus sion about who was ahead in air power seemed to be based on con tentions that the United States should match or exceed the Rus sians in every main category of weapons and numbers Not Logical There is no logical reason why the United States should pattern its defense program directly on that of the USSR Wilson said He added that if this were done it would be tantamount to turn ing over to the Soviets the re sponsibility for designing and de termining the size and scope of our defense establishment Wilson said also that some crit ics of current military policies neglected to take into account the total air strength of the United States In the year starting on July 1 Wilson reported the Air Force will have more than 25000 active military aircraft the Navy and Marine Corps will have more than 12000 and the Army will have over 4000 He said that a recently an nounced decision to beef up heavy bomber wings from 30 to 45 planes will add 50 per cent to this country1 longrange striking power Tydings Gets Edge in Tight Maryland Vote SCENE OP DRAMATIC BARGAINThia is the prison barbershop whprethTSt editor of a Vancouver newspaper bargained with a trio of convicts for the life of a guard they had taken hostage EDITOR AND CRIMINAL Bargain for A Guards Life VANCOUVER BC fflThe city editor of the Vancouver Province bargained for five solid hours Monday before a trio of convicts at nearby Oak aHa prison farm took a razor from the throat of a h a n d cuffed guard and released him The hourslong ordeal of ar guments by 29yearold Bruce L a r s e n of the Province re sulted in the papers first night extra edition since World War II Larsen talked steadily through the afternoon before the prisoners released Ernest Loveless a 38yearold father of two children For more than six hours Loveless was held hostage in the prison barbershop by Rob ert Tremblay 34 Marcel Fre nette 28 and Charles Talbot 36 all of whom are serving 20 year terms for attempted mur der in the same case Shears in Back All during the time Loveless was held hostage the three con victs kept a straight razor at his throat and a pair barber shears pressed to his back Stay back the prisoners warned riflearmed guards be fore Larsen arrived on the scene We have nothing to lose through cutting his throat Weve got 20 years and another charge waiting Tremblay met Larsen shortly before he Frenette Talbot and two others were to go on trial for attempted murder At a preliminary hearing Tremblay smashed a cnmera belonging to a Province photog rapher Ho later paid tor the loss the camera As tense guards and prison officials waited in a corridor trying to think of some to save the life of the guard held cnptive Tremblay demanded that Larsen be called When Larsen arrived he im mediately started his argu ments for the release of Love less Tremblay acting as spokes man for the three convicts agreed to release Loveless only on the condition that Larsen tell the story of their talk through the columns of the Province He demanded that the story be pub lished in an extra edition Larsen told Tremblay he would do HO and Loveless was released unharmed Larsons bylined story was carried in the extra under n twoline headline The story said He wanted me to print everything he said Exchingt for Life I told him I would write what I could within reason if he would take the razor from the guards throat I told him we publish the extra in re turn for a mans life He agreed In our final halfhour session I told him thnt if he could find anything to help himself it might come through letting Loveless walk out with me His lawyer strongly urged Tremblay to agree with this suggestion After Talbot had a final ses sion with the warden Frenetic unbuckled the handcuffs and Loveless wnlkcd down the cor ridorwith me His clothes were rumpled and his walk was unsteady guards got him to his wife and two children who hod know nothing of the neartrng edy until 15 minutes before he walked in the door Man Claims HitchHikers Robbed Him INDIANOLA men were being questioned here Tuesday in connection with the holdup of Robert Greenland of Grand River by two hitchhikers near here early Tuesday morning Authorities said the two sus pects were arrested separately by sheriffs officers and city police one on Highway 69 and the other on Highway 92 in the Indi anola vicinity Greenland reported the robbery to authorities in Osceola early Tuesday He said the men forced him from his car robbed him and then fired a shot as he started to walk away from the automobile Phil Estell deputy to Sheriff Kenneth W Likes of Osceola said Greenland described the holdup as follows Greenland picked up the two young men about 19 and 22 years old in Leon late Monday night Greenlands destination was Des VToines After he had driven about 50 milts Greenland permitted one of the young men to drive A few miles further on not far from In dianola the driver stopped the car and his companion flashed a jun and ordered Greenland to give us your money and bail out Greenland said he surrendered about to the pair got out of car and started walking south He said they fired a British Players Ask Naturalization HOLLYWOOD UP British born actress Jean Simmons and her husband actor Stewart Granger have passed final ex animations to become United States citizens We also are looking forward to welcoming another American citizen in a few first child Granger said The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday with occasional showers and thun derstorms Not as cool Tuesday night low 4448 High Wednes day 6770 Iowa Mostly cloudy with scat tered showers and thunder storms Tuesday night and in central and east Wednesday Partly cloudy and warmer west Low Tuesday night 40s northeast 50s southwest High Wednesday 6875 east 75 85 west Further ly cloudy and warm Thursday Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness Tuesday night and Wed nesday with widely scattered showers and thunderstorms Warmer northeast portion Tues day night Low Tuesday night ranging from 40 extreme north east to 55 extreme southwest High Wednesday 6575 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum Monday 65 Minimum Monday night 40 At 8 am Tuesday 48 YEAR AGO Maximum 64 Minimum 30 Sam Morris Defies Firms Ouster Vote DES MOINES iff The Rev Sam Morris ousted Monday a president of Preferred Risk Mu tual Insurance Co defied th ouster vote Tuesday by returnin to his office quarters in the firm home office and calling for serv ices of a stenographer Morris asserted the ouster ac tion was illegal A stcnographe was provided for him and he die tated some routine letters Late in the morning however anothe company official advised Morri that as a matter of courtesy Morris was being given 24 hours to get your personal belonging out Morris replied he intends to show up again Wednesday Morri was ousted Monday during a heated meeting of the board of directors during which a tussle occurred Russell Ostrus 69 Des Moines was elected by a 52 vote to sue ceed Morris A tape recorder which Morris and his son Sam Jr had brought to the meeting was broken during a scuffle Morris widely known Baptist minister and temperance crusad er had been president of Pre ferred Risk since its founding in 1947 He has been feuding in re cent weeks with some of his fel low officers and has filed a legal action in what he calls his fight to gain control of the firm Morris asserted his ouster was contrary to the bylaws and arti cles Off incorporation Primaries mm o in Five States Set Interest on Indiana Hy THK ASSOCIATE TRESS Five stales held primary eles ions Tuesday in the wake of Mon ays prlmnry in which apparently gave Mil arcl Ty dings a hairline edge in light to regain the U S Sen iti sent ho lost in 1950 Residents of Indiana Ohio Florida West Virginia and Now Mexico were balloting Tuesday bill national interest centered hlcfly on the relative Rcpubit imDemocratic vote in Indiana Republicans expected to get most as usual but Democrats toped for a substantial arm vote switchover Relative p c r f o r m nnces of President Eisenhower on he Republican and Sen Estes Kofnuvcr on the Democratic side wore sure to he watched closely In Mondays Maryland voting nearly complete returns gave rydings a narrow popular vote ead over George P Mahoney challenging him tor the Democra ic nomination for tho seat now held by Republican Sen Butler Deciding Factor Reports from 1261 of 1277 pre cincts gave Tydings 138915 votes to 131219 for Mnhonoy The pop ular vote could be the deciding actor since they were tied 7676 in unit votes for nomination iimllar to presidential electoral votes But Mahoney forces talked ot possible recounts in subdivisions where the popular vote was close Mahoney a Baltimore contractor could win if he gained more unit go to the cnndidata getting most votes in a subdivi sion Butler unseated Tydings in 1950 after a bitter campaign Butler himself handily won GOP renomi nation Monday Maryland Democrats gave their 18 national convention votes to Kefauver who was opposed only by an uninstructed delegation He won by a much narrower margin than in the same race four years ago Wins President Eisenhower defeated an unpledged GOP slate by a heavy margin Highlights of Tuesdays pri maries INDIANA In presidential preference voting Eisenhower tl little opposition on the GOP side and Kefauver none on the Democratic side But the turnout was viewed as a sort of popularity contest between the two candi dates OHIO Five Democrats fought or the gubernatorial nomination to succeed Frank J Lausche stepping down to run for the U S Senate seat now held by Re sublican George M Bender Lausche is unopposed for 3emocratic nomination and Ben der is unchallenged on the GOP side 10 Candidates WEST VIRGINIA There was no presidential preference voting ind delegates are not tied to any candidate but 10 candidates were seeking the Senate seat of the ate Harley Kilgore FLORIDA A sixman or governor which means elec ion in predominantly Democratic Florida highlighted the voting NEW MEXICO there was no residential preference voting Gov John F Simms seeks re nomination in the Democratic pri mary and is opposed by Ingram i Pickett Simms supports Adlai Stevenson for the Democratic presidential nomination Pickett avors Gov Averell Harriman of Vew York HORACE HE IDT SUED LOS ANGELES Billy Lee 22 has charged rchestra leader Horace Heidt with attacking him in a Holly wood night club parking lot IS months ago Lee asked lamages from Heidt i I