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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 16, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXM AwocUted Preu and United Full LCHM Seven a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 16 1956 GREATER MASON CITY DAYS Thursday Friday and Saturday Paper Consists of Four m IN PREFERENCE PRIMARY Nebraska Backs Eisenhower 21 Demos Get Only 36 of Ballots Rural Revolt Fails to Show OMAHA UP President Eisen hower outscored Sen Kefauver DTenn nearly two to one Tues day on the basis of still incom plete returns from a Nebraska presidental preference primary election It was about par for Nebraskas political course and Democrats looking for signs of a rural revolt against administration farm poli cies got little cause for encour agement here Neither the Republican Chief Executive nor the Tennessee Democrat was opposed on his partys ballot Writeins were per mitted but their numbers proved inconsequential GOP Margin The unofficial returns Republican 1709 of pre cincts Eisenhower Democratic 1709 of pre cincts Kefauver Steven son writein Harriman writein In the 1952 Nebraska primary Republican balloters o u t n u in hered Democrats about 6535 Two years ago the GOP margin swelled to 6733 Writeins for Adlai Stevenson and Averell Harriman siphoned some votes from Kefauver but only a sprinkling of writeins showed up on the Republican side Most observers figured that farmer discontent if strong enough in the state might show in a from Republican to Democratic ballots Party line crossing at the polling place was permissable in allexcept the 13 cities of or more In these voters registered in advance by party and had to stick to their own partys ballot No campaign to encourage bal lot switching ever developed however and leaders of both par ties including Kefauvers back ers had predicted the outcome would signify little Not Binding Results of the presidential pref erence voting are not binding on the 18 Republican and 12 Demo cratic national convention dele gates chosen Tuesday Delegate candidates run unpledged but nearly all the Republican bidders had expressed themselves for Eisenhower Kefauver was the frontrunner among Democratic candidates expressing a prefer ence Although voting appeared to have been light ballots fat with names slowed the count and iden tities of the elected convention delegates were not quickly ascer tained Besides casting presidential and delegate votes Nebraskans also nominated candidates for all Statehouse posts frofn gover nor on down four scats in the House of Rrepresenlatives the Legislature and a host of lesser offices Every major elective office in the state is held by a Republican and virtually every incumbent appeared to have won renomina tion Gov Victor Anderson easily staved off the bid of Edwin L Hart a Lincoln businessman new to competitive politics Frank Sor rell a Syracuse auctioneer and twice a Democratic nominee for governor apparently won the right to oppose Gov Anderson in the fall Reps A L Miller and Phil Weaver won renomination han dily Lawton Couple Killed in Crash SIOUX CITy WCarl O Hartz 49 and his wife Helen 34 farm ers of near Lawton were crushed to death late Tuesday in a car truck collision about 8Vfs miles north of here The accident happened at a country road intersection about four miles north of the Hartz farm near Lawton in Woodbury County Their car was hit by a gravel truck driven by Dean Thompson 28 Smithland who was reported in serious condition at a hospital here Garnavillo Man Dies of Bonfire Burns DUBUQUE Roggman 80 Garnavillo died of burns at a hospital here Tuesday night Roggman was leaning on a cane beside a bonfire Monday when the cane sank into the wet ground and he toppled into the fire NOT A gov ernment economist V Frank Coe appearing before the Sen ate Internal Security subcom mittee in Washington denied under oath that he ever was a Soviet spy He said he has been unemployed for the last six years because of investigations involving him but swore he was never a member of any espionage ring as has been charged Omaha Woman Victim of Iowa Road Crash SIBLEY Hugo Wan del 66 Omaha died in a Sibley hospital Wednesday of injuries received in a twocar crash at a highway intersection Tuesday Authorities said a car driven by the womans husband 67 collided Patrolmen Welcomed by Moyer Quota System Is Denied DBS MOINES State Safety Commissioner Clinton Moyer ex plained Wednesday to 23 new highway patrolmen the rating system the patrol uses and de clared it does not represent a quota system for ticket writing Without referring directly to recent publicity in which certain patrolmen given transfers have been objecting and claiming their moves are based on failure to meet a ticketwriting quota Moy er welcomed them by saying 15 Points If you feel the standards aie unfair or if you have an explana tion for not measuring up you should discuss it with your super visor He can take it on up if the matter cant be decided by him even if it comes up to Moyer said the rating system is based on 15 points They in clude knowledge of the work carrying out orders enforcement ability to take constructive criti cism loyalty and promptness with reports Almost simultaneously with Movers statement to the recruits Gov Leo Hoegh told Rep Wil liam Denman candidate for the Democratic nomination for 5th District congressman and the four complaining patrolmen that he is backing Moyer and Herrick all the way Reversal Asked Denman and the patrolmen had saked the governor to reverse a previous decision not to investi gate the patrol transfer situation They asked Hoegh to hold up the transfers and look into the patrol mens complaints The four patrolmen are Rich ard Mason Marshalltown Stan Bolz Boone and Dale Goodwin Marshalltown with one driven by William B Leach Dodge at the road intersection of Highway 59 enough tickets At times Irve wont work until theyre paid and old Iowa Highway 9 about written tickets I was five miles east of here Mystery Plane Plans Revealed WASHINGTON Pentagon disclosed Wednes lay it is working on a new mystery warplane in place of a supcrspeed loiitf ratiRc interceptor for which it has just development contracts Dr Clifford C Furnas assistant secretary of defense for re search and development told a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee the new plane luis even greater potentialities than the one con cmplated under the shelved con racts That plane Itself had been lanncd as the worlds fastest long interceptor U Furnas gave no details DOT VjrOUD Furnns testified that lack funds for more research was one Accuses Son CONVENT TURNED INTO statue of Christ faces the rs of a convent near Orleans Canada top photo after it was struck by a jet plane late Tuesday killing15 All that remains oE the building is a pile of r u b b 1 e lower Wreckage was strewn over a 100yard area Jet Hits Canadian Convent 15 Others Missing OTTAWA jet fighter rock eted from feet into a rest home for Roman Catholic nuns Tuesday night killing 15 persons Most of the victims were aged and bedridden nuns They perinto the threestory brick convnl ished in an inferno lit by the Caescent home of the Grey Nuns of nadian Air Force CF100 twin jet the Cross alongside the Ottawa plane The plane smashed like a bomb Kefauver Stevenson Meet Headon in Oregon Seek Boost for Fridays Voting EUGENE Ore travelweary Democrats who would like to be President brought their Oregon writein campaigns formal n men nuici ley Huston Knoxville Kenneth climax Tuesday night in a headon meeting Sen Estes Kefauver of Tennessee and Adlai Stevenson bidding for a boost in Fridays Democratic primary aimed their fire ex A 11 JJ Six other highway patrolmen clusivelv at the Eisenhower administration J LI A i i i IvH in nio a flioir frtnf A n backed up the statement that they are under pressure to write more tickets They prefer to remain unidentified One however said that some this town of more than nights we have to stay out on the closed Wednesday because the 23 overtime to try and get teachers of the district say they GOOD REASON AVOCA Pa schools in ashamed They havent been paid months in Each in his fashion they presented a resume of their political before some persons in the basketball pavilion of the University of Oregon Their only reference to one an other was either polite or joking Their general theme The Re publicans in three years have failed to secure genuine peace have moved backwards on social legislation and have consistently favored big business The applause ran as close as many people foresee the outcome of their race for Oregons 16 dele gates to the Democratic presiden tial nominating convention 18 Times Kefauver up first was inter rupted 18 times Stevenson who spoke a little longer 23 Kefauver shook hands with Stevenson afterward and then left immediately for Washington on a rush trip to vote on the Niagara power bill Flying with him was Sen Wayne Morse who introduced the two rivals lo the largely campus audience Stevenson who covered eastern Oregon Tuesday while Kefauver toured the southern area planned final visits Wednesday to Coos Bay and Roseburg He continues on into Eureka and Redding in northern California Show Wear Both Democratic contenders showed the wear of recent hard traveling in Oregon and California where they are competing in a big nities the air force base and Ot Mason City will be the target for North Iowa shoppers during Greater Mason City Days Merchants are preparing bargains for Thursday Friday and Saturday with seasonable merchandise featured The aerial view looks north on Delaware Federal center and Washington avenues from Willow Creek bottom to the Hotel Hanford upper one for 68 delegates June 5 Kefauver and Stevenson mu times sounded as though they awaThere was uttle they could were reading each others speeches They each said American pres tige abroad has crumbled since the Republicans began guiding the countrys foreign policy in 1953 that the administration has al lowed NATO to We must begin at once to pre pare our economy for peacetime said Kefauver This the Eisenhower administration has failed to SAME River seven nyles cast of Ottawa The bodies of three nuns and a priest had been recovered from the smouldering debris early Wednesday Sister Marie Edmond assistant general of the order said there were 36 sisters in the convent She said that besides the known dead eight were missing and pre sumed dead Twentytwo other nuns including three injured es caped Also missing and presumed dead are the twoman crew of the plane and a woman cook cm ployed at the home The tragedy was the worst of its kind in Canada though an air force bomber crashed into a Mon treal tenement district in 1944 lolling 16 persons Within seconds after the jet hit convent was pyre The ex plosion was heard 15 miles away Said one eyewitness They never had a The whole building seemed to burst into flames at said Sister Louise Augustc a survivor It was horrible I think every one on the top floor must have been burned Many on the ground floor also were unable to get out It happened so fast The whole building seemed to go up like a Screams of the trapped shrilled from the blazing building Some of the nuns fought their way through the flames to safety At least one jumped Rescuers saved others The two airmen were returning to the Ottawas Uplands Airport after identifying an unknown air craft There was no indication what caused the crash Hours aflcr the crash coni stored in the convent basement fed the fire Fireblackened walls and a 40foot chimney re mained standing A warped steel fire escape clung crazily to one wall The convent a rest home of the order of the Grey Nuns of the Cross was located on the Ottawa River It was valued at a million dollars Firemen rushed to the blazing building from nearby commu Catlin Dies Former Coach at Iowa Collapses MADISON Wis WThe Wis consin Slate Board of Bar Com missioners Wednesday accused Republican Senate candidate Mark Catlin of accepting money from prison inmates foi favors Shortly after the announcement was made it was learned that Cat 1 ins father 71 former GDI as semblyman itud one lime Olym pic athlete died of a heart attack The elder Catlin died nppnr mtly without knowledge of the accusations mndc against his son The board filed the allegations of improper conduct against the younger Cnlliii with Die Wisconsin State Supreme Court and the high tribunal to discipline him C the charges are proved true Answer Ordered The Supreme Court gave Catlin speaker of the State Assembly in 1955 20 clays to answer the com plaint Cnllins father former coach at the University of Iowa and Law rence College collapsed anil dice in a parking lot in Appklon where he and his son lived Police said the aged attorney was on his way to the office he occupied jointly with his son Ho was dead on arrival at an Apple ton hospital The younger Cntlin 45 is a can didate for the GOP nomination foi the U S Senate seat now held by Sen Alexander Wiley Disciplinary Action The board described the charges as neither civil or criminal but a disciplinary State law gives the State Supreme Court power to make a decision in such cases The elder Catlin also a Repub lican was elevated to the State Assembly in 1Q2L and served one term He was a brilliant athlete at the University of Chicago at the turn of the century Cattin obtained his law degree at the University of Iowa While studying for it he couched foot ball basketball baseball and track from to 1908 He went to Appleton in 1909 opened a law office and became athletic coach at Lawrence College at Appleton He coached there 13 years The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy am wanner Wednesday night low 4650 Generally fair and mild Thursday high 7075 Iowa Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday a few scat tered very light showers Thurs day Low Wednesday night 48 56 Minnesota Not so cold GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 59 Minimum Tuesday night 29 At 8 Wednesday 48 YEAR AGO Maximum 78 Minimum 43 for cancelling the con ructs for the long range Inter ceptor but that there also were ther reasons He said for one iliing it has been determined the would be heavier than had anticipated Contracts Dropped Just ahead of Furnas testimo ny the Air Force disclosed can cellation of the development con tracts with Northrop Aircraft Hawthorne and North American Aviation Los Angeles A spokesman gave lack of funds for research and development as the reason Furnas defended the adminis tration approved military research program which he heads The adequacy of the amount has been challenged from several quarters on Capitol Hill Furnns said he feels the big gest problem is a shortage of scientists and engineers No Detail t The Pentagon research chief WHS not questioned on details of the canceled development con tracts The new plane was to be called ifpon to outperform the McDon nell FIOI Convair F102 and Lock heed F104 all of which fly faster than the speed of sound and now in production but not yet in operational use The Air Force declined to public figures as to the value o contracts or the cost of the can cellations 2 Fishermen Die in Crash BIG PALLS Minn MiTwo own men bound for Canada on a fishing trip died In the naming wreckage of their station wagon Jarly Wednesday when It left the lighway and crashed into an em bankment A third man was in jured seriously Authorities s a i d a large ice chest at the rear of the car was dashed to the front by the impact pinning the driver and the man next to him The dead were identified as Ed Miller about 65 the driver and John Moose 62 both of Webster City Injured and taken to a Littlefork hospital was W C Primrose 42 also of Webster City Primrose believed pulled from the burning car by a passerby suffered a broken leg numerous cuts and burns The 1955 station wagon heavily loaded with gear for the fishing trip to Nester Falls left Highway 6 on the edge of Big Falls about The car left the road on a turn and struck an embankment but did not over urn It was snowing lightly at he time Dr R A McDonald coroner said it was possible the driver lad fallen asleep Bodies of two dead men were badly burned and the car was described as a otal loss Social Security Hike Advocates Lose Out il WASHINGTON M Advocates of increased social security and public assistance benefits lost a series of votes in the Senate Fi nance Committee Wednesday With the vuies the group virtual ly completed action on a House passed social security bill The committee rejected 84 an amendment by Sen Long D La to increase assistance grants to the aged needy by raising the federal grants to the state for this purpose It defeated 95 a proposal by Sen Kerr DOkla to establish a food stamp plan under which a month worth of government surplus foods would go to needy old persons and others on the as sistance and unemployment com pensation rolls And by 113 votes the commit tee decided to stick by its deci sions of last week stripping from the hill two major provisions broadening social security voted by the House These would establish a pro gram of payments for persons to totally disabled at age 50 or high er and lower the retirement age from 65 to 62 for signle women and wives of retired husbands The committee decided last week to give the 62 retirement age only to widows That was un changed Wednesday and the group decided to make this effec tive in September 1956   

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