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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 13, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH iOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXII Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 13 195 This Paper Consists of Four One No 213 Merritt Osage Is New Queen LET THE DRUMS ROLL OUT 93 guest high school bands presented an awesome spectacle at Roose velt Stadium Tuesday night during the windup cere monies of the 18th annual North Iowa Band Festival Likewise impressive a group of huge bass drums lined up at one side of the in readiness for the mass concert Three Face Charges of Contempt WASHINGTON UPl The House Committee on UnAmerican Ac tivities formally voted 70 Wed nesday to start contempt of Con gress proceedings again Negro singer Paul Robeson In a stormy session Tuesday Robeson refused to say whether he is a Communist and called the committee members bad The committee also voted unan imously to start contempt pro ceedings against Clark Foreman New York director of the Emer gency Civil Liberties Committee for failure to hand over his pass port as directed by a subpoena served on him Possible Perfury In another unanimous vote the committee decided to refer the testimony of Leonard Boudin New York attorney to the Justice Department for determination of possible perjury arising from Boudins qualified denial of mem bership in the Communist Party The committee voted to defer action on Otto Nathan New York University professor and executor of the estate of Albert Einstein for his failure to turn over his passport All of men appeared before the committee Tuesday in its in quiry as to whether American passports have been used as trav el documents in furthering the Communist conspiracy No Exact Charges The committee did not specify exact charges against Robeson at this time but ordered its staff to prepare a contempt recommenda tion The grovips action means it will Scientists Urge Reduction in USE OF XRAYS WASHINGTON warned the American public Wednesday that it is using up about onethird of its atomic radia tion safety limit in medical and dental Xrays The findings of leading scientists indicated there is no such thing as a safe amount of atomic radiation The medical profession was called upon to reduce Xrays and use of radio active therapy to the lowest frequency of use consistent with medi cal necessity That advice comes from leading scientists who partici pated in a yearlong study sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences of biological effects of atomic Genetic scientists particularly deplored use of Xrays for fitting shoes and taking pictures of yettobeborn children They said such applications were dangerous and medically indefensible State Sailor B After Stay in HUTCHINSON Kan Riley Dietz 23 a sailor was back at base here Wednesday after explaining superior officers two governors and several officials of the Iowa Justices of the Peace and Constables Assn how he happened to beheld in jail at Concordia Kan Young Dietz son of at Base Kansas Jail ment of fines came to light Monday By Tuesday night a plane winged its way to Concordia In i were Marion Fatka bailiff of the Cedar Rapids Municipal Court and George Lundberg CHve jus tice of the peace They paid young Dietz fine and bought him a ticket to the Hutchinson base The elder Dietz explaining wh County Iowa Rep Riley Dietz nadvertently created an incident aetween the chief executives of Iowa and Kansas over a traffic arrest in which he was unable to pay a fine Dietz who said he was dozing while driving back to camp when he met an onion truck had been held in jail since May 21 He was assessed the fines of after pleading guilty in justice of the peace court to charges of reckless driving and operating a vehicle without a valid drivers license The fact that yqung Bietz had been held in jail for three weeks President in Talk With Assistants WASHINGTON Iffi President Eisenhower took up a consider able amount of official work Wed nesday although suffering discom fort in the wage of his emergency held a 25minute key White House the House to vote a contempt citation If the House does the matter will be sent to the Justice Department which in turn will I submit it to a grand jury Conviction of contempt carries a possible penalty of up to fine and a year in jaU on each count The Weather Mason City Generally fair Thursday Low Wednesday niglii near 70 High Thursday near 90 Iowa Continued fair and quite warm through Thursday Low Wednesday night upper 60s to lower 70s Minnesota Showers cooler GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 94 Minimum Tuesday night 69 At 8 a m Wednesday 83 YEAR AGO Maximum 58 Minimum 42 under the Kansas law of nonpayhail ic did not come to his sons fi nancial aid said I could have given him the money But I helieve they have the wrong kind of law in Kansas Maybe it took something like this to wake them Meanwhile Gov Leo Hoegh of Iowa and Gov Fred Hall of Kan sas in addition to Congressman Fred Schwengel RIowa had been asked to check into the case Dietz was scheduled to go be fore a captains mast at the Hutchinson Naval Base Wednes day afternoon to explain how he happened to spend the time in operation Eisenhower meeting with staff menibers signed 27 bills and other official documents He also arranged to meet Thursday in his Walter Reed Hospital room with West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer An aide said Eisenhower looked and sounded quite chip per and did some personal dic tating to his secretary This in cluded a message of thanks to Mexican President Ruiz Cortines who telephoned good wishes to the President earlier in the week The decompression tube from nose to stomach now is be ing removed periodically Eisen howers doctors reported as the Chief Executive continued to make satisfactory progress to Record Hedt to Continue Midwest in Swelter Belt A recordbreaking heat wave Blazed into its fifth day Wednes day with summer still officially more than a week away Residents from the Great Plains o the Atlantic Seaboard tugged at their collars and wondered what it would be like when sum mer really got started June 21 The temperature soared into the mid and upper 90s in the Midwest and past 100 in the Dakotas Tues day the United Press reported It set records of 97 degrees at Chi cago 95 at Milwaukee and at Detroit It was 98 degrees at Marquette in Michigans Upper Peninsula vacationland 103 at Huron S and past 90 at Bos ton 94 Again Mason City reported 94 for the hird straight day Thousands of heat sufferers crammed the beaches Cases of drowning and heat prostration jumped And many areas reported critical water shortages In Chicago a heavily burdened power generator went dead at the height of the heat The failure knocked out air conditioners and fans for persons in a city suburban area and killed a help less polio victim when the chest which Icept him breath ing went dead More water shortages were re ported at Shenandbah Iowa where residents were asked to conserve their supplies and in the Milwaukee suburb of River dale Beaches Jammed Thousands of persons jammed Michigans many beaches and six of them drowned One was a man vho ate six hotdogs downed hree beers and then took a dip to cool off in the Detroit River In Iowa state officials and em loyes had trouble keeping in step with the rising temperature While the mercury went into the ward recovery However the 1 90s the State Board of Control received bids on tons coal to he used next winter State office building employes dragged out sweaters and complained of he cold when the air condition ing system dropped the tempera tures to 75 PHYLLIS MERRITT Osage Band Festival Queen REPORTER FINDS New Miss North Iowa Leads an Active Life British End Rule of Suez Canal Zone PORT SAID Egypt last British soldier quit the Suez Canal Zone Wednesday ending 74 years of British military occupation in Egypt medical Egypt has taken over operation Bulletin said the President still the huge bases the British built oeing fed intravenously in the area The physicians said Saturday they expected to have the Presi dent taking liquid food by mouth byWednesday Presidential Press Secretary James C Hagerty said the doctors had not explained why Eisenhower still was being fed through the tube which has been affixed to his arm since the ab dominal operation The press secretary added that each time the President walks about his room there is less dis comfort i SAME Black lag means traffic dsath in piat 24 hours By DRAKE MABRY Phyllis Merritt is an un assuming farm girl of 17 who likes to work in her mothers huge garden is crazy about swimming and thinks flowers are about the greatest thing ever The new Miss North Iowa of 1956 says her eyes are an ishey blue and her hair a chocolate brown I Both sparkled hours after she was called off the central stage at Roosevelt Field Tuesday night and crowned queen of the North Iowa Band Festival She sang the praises of the Osage band her parents and Mason City in general for this wonderful thing that happened to me But she didnt think much of herself She was too busy thinking about other peo ple including the 92 queens who didnt make it They were all such a won derful bunch of she said Eyes Roses Phyllis picked up an early summer suntan from working in her mothers garden I do most of the she said Thats why my back is so The bouquet of red roses pre sented to Phyllis by the Mason City Chamber of Commerce re ceived a good portion of her at tention after the coronation She would smell the flowers smile and say Arent flowers wonderful When T have a home I want flowers all around Phyllis doesnt expect to have a home of her own for some time yet She doesnt have a steady boy friend The next four years will be spent at Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls Shed like to teach speech and dramatics in high school In high school Phyllis was on the honor roll most of the time I want to get good she laughed but I dont like io Reared on Farm She was reared on a 320 acre farm south of Osage Her fa ther Milo Merritt is the Demo cratic candidate for state repre sentative from Mitchell County She was born in Nashua and moved to the Osage farm when she was eight years old after living her early life in Califor nia Phyllis manages to keep busy most of the time When not oc cupied with school activities she works as a waitress in an Osage restaurant In school she is a member of the student council have lots of friendly partici pates in all the high school plays plays flute and piccolo band got along without and is a worthy advisor for Rainbow Girls She likes swimming the school just hated to and Democrats CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Highlight of Band Festival Thousands at Finale By JIM OWENS A lovely suntanned farm girl from Osage Phyliis Merritt was crowned Miss North Iowa of 1956 in concluding ceremonies at the North Iowa Band Festival Tues day night I tried so hard not to the blue eyed Osage senior said after her coronation After the ights at Roosevelt Stadium went out for a lighted baton twirling exhibition the happy girl did have to borrow a hankerchief But dur ing the coronation ritual itself she was composed all the way Asked for a comment by master of ceremonies Ken Kew Miss Merritt said to the thousands at Roosevelt Stadium Oh thank you Im so proud of our Then the new Band Festival queen took her place oh the throne to reign through the com ing year Given Escort After the announcement of her new title Miss Merritt was es corted around the field at the head of the Osage High School Band with whom she has played as a flutist for the final time this year Her green chiffon and net strap less forma was a match for her school colors and for the green ermineedged queens cape The brownhaired Miss Merritt was crowned in the center of the field by Clifford Bainum band director emeritus of Northwest ern University who Jed 93 massed bands at the close of the eve nings activities At Her Side Her father and mother Mr and Mrs Milo H Merritt went to their daughters side immediately after the coronation And while Miss Merritt maintained perfept poise until the ceremony was over her mother was dewyeyed after her daughters triumph As the ceremonies commented Miss Merritts coro nation gave her honie town a good send off for the Osage Centennial celebration this summer The evening ceremonies includ ed beside the coronation a grand entry of all 93 visiting bands an appearance by the Womens Air Force Band and playing of the massed bands Special features of the evening program were baton twirling exhibitions by Patte Gen in St Paul a champion twirler and a marciaing demonstration by the Albert Lea High School Band Special Ceremony All the queens of the visiting bands were presented in a spe cial ceremony after the bands had entered the stadium Student nursrs at St Josephs Mercy Hospital in Mason City won the top award of in the parade float competition Second place went to the Britt Commer cial Club third to Osage Centennial float fourth to the Mason City Kiwanis and fifth to the Clear Lake Music Mothers The evening marked Ihe finale to the daylong Festival Soar ing temperatures that had kept the festival crowds uncomfort able during tho day dropped pleasantly as the night ceremon ies got under way 2 Cement Firms Increase Prices NEW YORK Two cement companies with plants in Iowa announced price increases Wed nesday Lehigh Portland Cement Co said that effective July l bulk Portland cement would go up 10 cents a barrel at its Mason City plant PennDixie Cement Corp an nounced it had sent out new quo tations raising thirdquarter mill prices 10 cents a barrel at its West Des Moines plant Thousands Jam Roosevelt Stadium to Witness Band Festival Finale FATAL BLAST CINCINNATI person was killed and 16 injured 2 seri ously in an explosion in a sub urban Avondale apartment house Tuesday night r
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