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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 31, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXIJ Pren and United Press FuU Seven Cuts a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 31 Terror Reigns in TeenAger Shipboard Riot BUFFALO N Y holiday outing ended in a voyage of terror for passengers aboard a Lake Erie amusement park vessel Weclnesdayuught as teenagers rioted aboard the ship Reporters aboard the crowded Canadiana for the 15mile trip from Crystal Beach amusement park in Ontario to this city de scribed it as a nightmare of flashing knives and sobbing fright ened passengers This at Two SectiouSectiori One m May Some 56 Land Be Banked Under New Farm Program WASHINGTON of Agriculture Benson announced Thursday that farmers in areas where 1956 crops are not too far advanced will be permitted to bank some croplands this year under the new an nual soil bank program Under this program authorized by a new farm law signed by President Eisenhower M o n d a y the department will offer pay ments to farmers for reducing plantings of such surplus crops as cotton wheat corn rice peanuts and tobacco Payments will not be offered Benson told a news conference on crops that already have matured He said he did not believe the public would look with favor on this Benson said he could make no forecast as to what percentage of the farmers will take advantage of the soil bank on this years crops or how much money will be paid He said the lateness of the season undoubtedly will hold down participation Benson announced rates which will be offered for taking land out of cotton wheat corn and rice Rates for tobacco and peanuts will be announced within a few days he said The rates are Corn 90 vents a bushel cotton 15 cents a pound wheat a bushel aud rice a hundred pounds These rates are equivalent to about 60 per cent of parity in the case of com cotton and wheat and 50 per cent of parity in the case of rice Gangs of Girls Most of the they con tinued was caused by gangs of Negro girls who walked the deck attacking and molesting young white girls Firecrackers were carelessly flung at passengers exploding at their feet Several received pow der burns Switchblade knives were brandished Youngsters were shoved to the deck by the rampaging mobs which rushed back and forth over the decks A Many older white persons A terse release by the union and were segregated by worried crew fne companies said the companies members They s a t quietly in Steel Contract Negotiators in Weeks Recess PITTSBURGH con tract negotiators for the nations three biggest producers and the United Steclworkers met for three hours Thursday and then recessed until next Wednesday in New York Rioting aboard the Canadiana flared up after a day of disorders by white and Negro youths at the amusement park Cpl J E Legate of the Ontario provincial police at Crystal Beach was quoted by the Buffalo Courier Express as saying the disorders were strictly Not Racial But F L Hall general man ager of the amusement park said the disturbance there was not a race Six persons were treated for injuries at hospitals in Buffalo and Fort Erie and at least 10 others were treated for minor injuries at a first aid station at the park Provincial police arrested nine Buffalo youths at the beach Five were Negroes and four whites The Negro youths were charged with unlawful assembly and the whites with creating a disturb ance All were released under S500 bail each Buffalo authorities took three Negro teenagers into custody when the Canadiana docked here shortly before 11 No Charges Police said no charges were placed against them immediately It was not known what set off the disturbances at the beach An estimated to persons mostly Americans were reported at the pnrk Wednesday Margaret W y n n and Dick Hirsch of the Buffalo CourierEx press who were aboard the threedecked steamship reported that nearly 40 white youngsters several beaten or cut cowered below decks in the ships dining room for most of the trip after be ing attacked or threatened by the many Negro teenagers who made up the majority of the passen The reporters estimated that oi ALL FOR ONE T i i n AP Wlrephoto President Eisenhower shakes hands Thursday with Dorothy D w yr i ii UL ouay W1LI1 UiULIiy LJ Houghton Red Oak Iowa cochairman of the Citizens for Eisenhower Committee as he arrives in Washington D to address the first nationwide campaign conference of the group Between them is John Reed Kirkpatrick national chairman of the or ganization of Eisenhower political supporters seeking the Presidents reelection Eisenhower Urges His Supporters to Work Hard By MARVIN L ARROWSMITH WASHINGTON President Eisenhower Thursday cautioned his political supporters against complacency in this years cam paign Pe urged them to work hare for continuance of what he called iti administrations great miadle of the road philosophy oi 1 Dead 1 Missing in Derailment Engine Baggage Car Overturn PARKERSBURG W Va The Baltimore and Ohios west bound National limited plowed into a boulder at a tunnel exit near here early Thursday killing the engineer His fireman was address a Citizens for Eisenhower nationa lissing noima aress a zens or senower naona The huge rock apparently had campaiBn conference Eisenhower also called for election of a Re sen loosened by heavy rains and Pllbiican Congress this fall been loosened by heavy rjuns and rolled down the hillside to strad dle the tracks The train was enroute to St Louis from New York Engineer J C Riley 62 Grafton W was found dead in the wreckage Fireman Paul R taiimdicu uiai ui TT i ii the approximately passenHooten about ot Grafton was gers 80 per cent were Negroes Members of the shins wcw and private the reporters wrote vainly attempted to keep order but when one fight was broken up another flared in a different portion of the weather beaten will spend the next several days in further studying the unions This was a sudden change in plans from those announced last Tuesday The union and the com panies said they would meet in Pittsburgh Thursday and Friday before shifting to New York There was no further explanation for the change except the release All About The Weather Mason City Fair and colder with diminishing winds and chance of light frost in low lying areas Thursday night low 3840 Fair Friday and contin ued cold high near 72 Iowa Fair Thursday night and Friday Cooler Thursday night low 4550 north 5058 south Con tinued cool Friday Minnesota Decreasing cloudiness and winds and colder Thursday night with frost over state ex cept extreme southeast low 30s west and north to 40s south east Friday generally fair warmer northwest high 6070 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Thursday Maximum Wednesday 78 Minimum Wednesday night 49 At 8 Thursday 50 Precipitation 10 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 75 18 ropedoff sections of the slow moving ship attempting to com fort their crying children and officials said it was improbable that he could bave ct caped It was when the diesel came out of a 100foot tunnel just after passing through the commu nity of Cornwallis The train was believed to have been traveling about 40 miles an hour for that point At the mouth of the tunnel there is a short stretch of land before the railroad crosses Bond Creek The National Limited as customary to help it over moun tainous grades in this area was pulled by two diesels The front engine rolled over into the creek from the short bridge while the second one overturned on land The first six cars were derailed but only the first one overturned THIEVES GET DIAMOND LONDON thieves stole a diamond from Lon dons famous Sothebys auction supplant present Democratic con tro at the Capitol Eisenhower got a rousing ova tion at the start and at the con clusion of his remarks to an audience of about 500 persons at the Stailer Hotel The Citizens for Eisenhower Committee way cre ated in 1952 to rally independent voters and riissatLised Democrats to the Eisenhower banner i Four Years At the outset of talk the President recalled it was exactly four years ago Thursday that he left Paris to return to this coun try to bid for the presidency Eisenhower alluded to his heart attack last September at one point and then touched off a laugh in saying that the only way he has now of knowing he was ill is that the doctors keep reminding rooms Wednesday The President added that he is now ready to go forward into the campaign and to work cheer fully and energetically for victory in November The goal he declared is clean government good government progressive government and gov ernment that knows its place and doesnt interfere with me as I go about my The iast par of that remark PILOT FOUND IN 12 day near the Arctic circle Carl C ra 60yearold veteran bush pilot from Toronto stands beside his tent on atiny ice cake floating in the north end of Hudson Bay miles north of Winnipeg while this pic ttire is taken from an RCAF search plane The round object is a balloon antenna for an emergency radio Crossiey disappeared May 19 while flying a Norseman aircraft He was reported in good brought a laugh The Presi dent did not elaborate on it Reviews Events Before outlining campaign goals in a general way the President reviewed international events dur ing the last three years and said much has been accomplished to ward world peace He mentioned the end the Kuirean War forexample and added that so far as the future is concerned America is determinec to preserve its position as a friend of Eisenhower also spoke of the threat of Communism and said the United States stands ready to meet it whether in the economic or political fields The Red threat he added re cently has been largely nulli fied so far as its military as pects are concerned Obviously alluding to Russias recent an nouncement of plans for a reduc tion in military manpower the President said the effect would be to channel such manpower into other work Beer Milk Prices Go Up The price of milk and beer will both go up in the Mason City area Friday Two cf the major suppliers cf milk in Mason City confirmed that the increased payment to farmers for milk supplies will price a cent a boost the retail quart The Mason City Tavern Assn announced that bottle beer would cost 29 cents plus a cent tax or 30 cents The price previously had been 25 cents plus a cent lax Beer served in cans will be the same price according to the an nouncement K was signed by 22 taverns Cost of milk in Mason City is tied to that in the Minneapolis and Chicago milk sheds it was xplained Their price to farm ers advanced following the De froit miik strike It was settled by increasing payments to farm ers Most of the increase in Mason City will go to the farmers it was stated No Iowa Memorial Day Traffic Deaths Wind Tips Clear Lake Sailboats Force Race Cancellation CLEAR of winds up to 40 miles an hour dunked three sailboats in Clear Lake Wednesday afternoon and forced the cancellation of the first sail boat race of the season All the boats were pulled to safety by nearby power boats and none of the occupants was injured One of the boats changed sails and returned to the water The others were not damaged exten sively The first race of the season a freeforall open to all sizes of boats was called off because ol the wind The black flag calling off the race went up after two ol the boats capsized Parks Jammed Outdoor enthusiasts in record numbers jammed the park facili ties at Clear Lake Harold E Cole conservation officer in charge of state parks estimated that people used the 240 picnic tables and wide open spaces in the park areas He said this broke existing records for park Memorial Day Memorial Day traditionally opens the summer season at thi lake resoir Nineyearold Tom C r o si e y Webster City had a close call when a boat sailed by his broth er David 15 tipped over The boys life jacket caught on a fit ting as the boat went over He was trapped under the boat for several minutes but air caught underneath the boat aided him He was rescued by his brother and father Carlton Crosley who came from a nearby boat We could hear Tom yelling from be HITS KOREAN AP Wirephoto S Maj Gen R G Card senior U N delegate to the joint mili tary armistice commission in Korea charged the North Ko rean communists with armis tice violations The U N com mand said Thursday in Pan munjom it is pulling members of the neutral nations super visory commission back into the neutral zone Clip Wings of Korean Truce Team Charge Reds Used Group PANMUNJOM Korea Iff The Command Thursday clipped the wings of the fournation com 101 Killed on Nations Highways Below Safety Council Estimate BY THE UNITED PRESS Iowa chalked up an amazing traffic record Wednesday as fair weather lured thousands of Me morial Day celebrants to lakes parks and pools Not a single traffic reported day on which Highway Patrol Chief David Her rick had predicted 10 would die Even the number of personal injury accidents was cut about 50 per cent from a normal single holiday Highway patrolmen and na tional guardsmen who patrolled highways until later Wednesday night were credited with making citizens more safety Conservation o f fie e r s said crowds at state parks were about normal for a singleday holiday but W E Ed Myers at Lake Ahquabi south of Indianola said the persons there was the biggest Memorial Day crowd in at least 14 years Holiday travelers watched from the Jeep Patrols In addition to 30 national guard jeep patrols that patrolled high ways around park areas two guard helicopters and seven light mission supervising the Korean armistice charging the Commu nists have used it as a blind for an illegal buildup of arms in North Korea Commission members were or dered to halt their operations in South Korea and pull back into the neutral zone At the same time Britain dis neatb the the elder Crosley e Bnlan said so we knew he was all nDtlolls planes were put into use Herrick said 16 tickets were issued to traffic violators spotted from the air Nationwide motorists turned in one of the safest Memorial Day traffic records in years The final death count was only a little worse than that of a normal Wed nesday in May A Unilod Press count from 6 u CST Tuesday until midnight aaiu VYC JVilCW Jilr WetS aU TI xf UJJUL luiuujgliu rightbat we were Wednesday showed 101 traffic Boats belonging to Roger Pat headed by the United Slates have irtj ww AvvjfclZ 1 t rt L j ton Mason and Jim Larson rew Owatonna ied Cor a conference to Owatonna also tipped j over Both boats were preparing to start the race when the acci dents occurred Mast in Mud Pattons mast was stuck about 10 feet in the mud at the bottom of the lake Patton sailing with his son Dick said It just one of those things But this is the first time I ever tipped one Larson returned to his dock changed sails and returned to the water after his accident Only three boats capsized in the high winds said Chan Dakin Commodore of the Clear Lake Yacht Club but the races were still cancelled were over 28 miles an hour About 300 swimmers at unite Korea and withdraw foreign troops British Note A British note dispatched to Pei ping on behalf of the 16 said the Communist governments of China and North Korea have provided no evidence of the good faith needed for such a conference to serve any useful purpose and accused the Reds of frustrating any effective supervision of the 1954 Geneva armistice agreement North Korea countered with a broadcast from Pyongyang re porting it discharge men from its armed forces by the Clear Lake State Park beach braved temperatures in the 70s and intermittent sunshine to go swimming The citys municipal beach also was crowded Power SAW I boats towing water skiers roamed the waters into the evening The AllVets golf course was crowded as vacationers took ad vantage of a midweek day off Public and private picnic grounds swarmed with people in search of a vacant spot to cook hot dogs and hamburgers and enjoy the fresh air and lake breezes irca to follow suit The yongyang Radio said the reductions would speed talks on unification In an other dispatch it reported Pre mier Marshal Kim II Sung has accepted an invitation to visit Moscow at some time in the fu North Korea is estimated to have about soldiers of its own in uniform in addition to the many Red Chinese troops still in the country South Korea has an army of about men From Neutrals Thc armistice supervisory com is made up of tives of traditionally neutral Swe Sports Bulletin TROON Scotland last un American was eliminated from I North Koreans of armistice vio deaths across the country Warm weather contributed to 29 drown ings There were four deaths in plane crashes and 30 in miscel laneous accidents The holiday death total was 160 The National Safety Council congratulated the nations drivers but warned they are still heading for tlje bloodiest year on the high way on record All Time Mark The April traffic toll was an alltime high for the month the council said The death count of for the first four months of 1956 is also an all timrrecord and at this rate a shameful rec ord of deaths will be set by the end of the year the council said The council had predicted 110 Memorial Day traffic deaths Council President Ned H Dear born was happy to admit the es timate was too high and the final count would probably we under 100 persons On a normal Wednesday in May an average of 70 persons are killed in traffic accidents On the last oneclay Memorial Day holiday in 1952 82 persons died in traffic smashups California had the worst record jduring the oneday holiday post ing 10 traffic deaths There were seven in Pennsylvania and Illi nois five in Washington and four A blistering statement from Command accused the Gf Cham wpi nuu atim me uztcii anci pionship Thursday when members of the commis fending champion Joe Conrad of sion covered up illegal Red ac No Traffic Fatalities In 12 states and the Districf of Columbia there were no traffic San Antonio was beaten 1 up by Scottish Champion Reid Jack in a 36hoe quarter final match Twentyseven Am ericans started the tournament Monday LAST UNION VET DULUTH Minn tivities U S Maj Gen R G Card charged the Communists had used the commission as a blind be hind which to illegally move jet fighters and their war materiel into North Korea You are no longer privileged to take advantage of those provi sions of the armistice agree ment which have been violated s Thc 109 the only survivor bv yoTr conduct the Civil War Union Army rejand that of the Czech and Polish eluded populous New York The fact that the holiday fell on a weekday and not during a weekend probably held down the death rate So did the allout en forcement efforts of state and city policemen and National Guards men across the nation On the other hand warm weather in much of the nation plus the attractions of double header baseball games parades and the Indianapolis Speedway auto race lured thousands of ex tra cars on to the highways Thc weather was not an un turned to St Lukes Hospitaljmembers of the Wednesday night after spendingCard declared Memorial Day with his His statement was made at amixcd blessing It erupted with Woolson got out of the hospital J meeting of the loint and violent s to r m only last following n Armistice Commission The North Across Oklahoma Kansas Mis cok s treatment for lung congesiKorean Communists d e n i e d souri Iowa Indiana on s accusations and Wisconsin   

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