Friday, September 7, 1956

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 7, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Horn MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION United Press Full Wirei Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7 1956 This Paper Consists of Two Autopsy Report Awaited Push Probe of Kidnaping NEW HAVEN Conn w Police were bearing down Friday with renewed intensity as though a solution were their investigation of the Ruotolo baby case With an absence of interstate angles indicated the FBI has officially stepped out of the probe although its facilities have been made available to local authori ties Center of the vast probe moved quickly from Hamden police head quarters to the office of States Atty Abraham S Ullman in the County Courthouse here Thursday night after the 6weekold baby Cynthia was found stuffed in a plastic bag in Hamdens Lake Whitney The childs mother Eleanor Ruotolo 33 told police the baby was snatched froiji her carriage in the foyer of a Sears Roebuck store Saturday a mile from the lake Body Found It was shortly after three boys fishing had found the body that TJllmans office became the in vestigations focal point Mrs Ruotolo spent several hours there with Ullman Coroner James J Corrigan and police investiga tors She was led out at got into a police car and was driv en off While no one at Ullmans office would say for what reason Mrs Ruotolo was at the courthouse Deputy Police Chief Frank Cat taneo of Hamden said she was called to go over her story of last Saturdays events Cattaneo said investigators were awaiting a report of an autopsy Corrigan said only a preliminary report had been made We have no said Cat taneo until we ascertain the cause of the babys Corrigan said vital organs from the babys body were being sent to the FBI laboratory in Washing ton for examination He said he expected it would take several days Also brought to Ullmans office were Mrs Ruotolos neighbors Mr and Mrs Paul I Rebucci Mrs Rbeucci had said she went shopping at Sears with Mrs Ruo tolo the day the latter reported Cynthia missing from the car riage Bruise Mentioned Three other women middle the office and came out after a short time but none would identify themselves One scolded photographers for snapping her picture Then about Coroner Corrigan came out to tell news men Cynthia whose body was found in a plastic bag weighted down with a rock had suffered a bruise on the left side of her head There was he said but there was no brain in He added I cannot give the cause of death at this Corrigan said only a prelimi nary autopsy had been made and that he could not say whether Cynthia was dead before she was thrown into the lake a New Haven Water Co reservoir He said he has not issued a warrant for anyones arrest anc couldnt say then whether he would Asked what phase of the case was under investigation he re plied The whole Wilbur C Daniel Elected National Legion Chief LOS ANGELES Ameri can Legion wound up its national convention Thursday night by electing Wilbur C Daniel a 42 yearold Navy veteran from Dan ville as its national com mander Daniel said his administration would be dedicated to elimina tion of subversive and other ele ments constantly at work seeking to undermine and destroy the freedoms that all patriotic Ameri cans cherish and hold Gaylord M Brown 59 Whiting Iowa was one of five nationa vice commanders elected Thurs day Mrs Carl W Zeller Gibson burg Ohio was elected the new national president of the Ladies Aoxiliary v A BUSY DAY DOWN held the segregation spotlight Thursday At left W W Waller a leader in a white supremacy movement addressed townspeople at the community park Some 500 turned AP Wirephoto out With him is Millard Grubbs chairman of the Ken tucky White Council At right one of seven Negroes enrolled at Sturgis High School is escorted home by armed National Guardsmen after the close of classes Segregation Issue Smouldering By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mob pressures kept nine Ne groes away from school in Sturgis Friday and turned sack three Negro youths seeking o register in a junior college at Texarkana which lies astride the TexasArkansas line Despite the presence of tank equipped Kentucky national guardsmen in Sturgis a western Kentucky coal mining town of 000 parents of the nine Negroes decided to keep them home Fri day rather than risk violence Adj Gen J J B Williams in command of the troops who Thursday forced a way into the school for the nine said parents of the Negroes told him they vould be back Monday Martial law orders were drawn for Sturgis but not yet invoked Light Frost in Some Parts of Iowa 32 Is Low Light frost was reported in Iowa again Friday as temperatures during the night tumbled into the 30s However a warming trend s expected to set in this week end Sibley had the apparent state ow of 32 early Friday one de gree above Thursdays low reari ng Carroll had a 34 and light rost Spencer 35 Mason City 36 Dubuque and Waterloo 37 and Davenport 39 The early morning lows set rec ords for this date at many points in the state Temperatures Friday should be in the 70s in all sections Council Bluffs had the state high of 70 Thursday while Mason City was the coolest spot with an afternoon high of 59 Lows Friday night will be in r upper 40s and lower 50s SAME In Texarkana a massed picket line intimidated the three pros pective Negro enrollees at Tex arkana Junior College where two Negro girls already are enrolled for classes starting Monday The forced barring of the Negro About The Weather Mason City Generally fair and warmer through Saturday Low Friday night lower 40s High Saturday mid 70s Iowa Generally fair and warm er through Saturday Low Fri day night mid 40s north to mid 50s south FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average from one to 3 de grees below normal north to near normal southwest Satur day throught next Wednesday Normal highs 75 north to 79 south Normal lows 53 north to 56 south Rising temperature trend until becoming cooler Tuesday Scattered showers are expected Sunday and Monday but no rainfall of consequence is expected Minnesota Fail not so cool GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum Thursday 61 Minimum Thursday night 36 At 8 Friday 52 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 77 37 Baby Electrocuted on Parents Farm CEDAR FALLS UP Paul Harken 21monthold son of Mr and Mrs Marlin Harken was electrocuted at his parents farm home near here Thursday Authorities said the infant touched a faucet and an electric wire at the same time Government to Buy Beef and Turkeys WASHINGTON UP Secretary of Agriculture Benson Friday an nounced the government will pur chase turkeys and hamburger beef in an effort to stabilize prices He also said it is pre pared to buy shell eggs if neces sary Benson said the turkeybuying program would be undertaken to stabilize prices during the heavy market season A record crop oJ turkeys is forecast Details of the purchase plan will be announced later The announcement said the de partment would offer to buy about 50 million pounds of bone Less beef hamburger style to help encourage additional domes tic consumption and to help cat tle producers particularly those who are marketing grass cattle The season of heavy marketing of grass cattle has begun and the statement said that many producers are facing the necessi ty of selling additional cattle be cause of drought The beef and turkeys will be distributed to nonprofit school lunch programs and to eligible institutions Fall Is Fatal to Cresco Farm Boy CRESCO Peter 4 died Thursday of injuries suf fered when he fell down a hay chute at his parents farm three miles east of here Coroner Harry Steine who in vestigated the accident said the boy died of a broken neck Funeral services will be con ducted Sunday at at Imman uel Church Cresco The Rev Rob ert Ahrens will officiate The Bradley Funeral Home is in charge His parents two brothers Rich ard and Gerald and a sister Re becca survive NASSER WONT BUDGE Reach Deadlock in Talks on Suez OFFICER AGREES WHERE SEARCH ENDED This is an Hamden area where Cynthia Ruotolo was kid naped Saturday while her mother shopped in a store Thursday her body was found in a culvert opening in Lake Whitney about a mile from the store Truman Asks Not to Be Sent Where He Is Unpopular WASHINGTON UftF o r m e r President Truman advised his fel low Democrats Friday not to send him campaigning this year in any areas where he might be un popular Truman and National Demo cratic Chairman Paul M Butler disclosed this in separate inter views Referring to managers of Adlai E Stevensonss presidential cam paign Truman said Ive told em not to send me to any place where I would do them any Butler giving the same account later said however Tru man will play an important part in the campaign boys by a crowd of about 50 mostly students came a few hours after the junior college president Dr H W Stillwell in i speech to a segregation group aid if they felt integration would educational standards is not only your right but your duty to resist With the Negroes remaining away from school things were quiet in Sturgis where Williams said he held a martial law order drawn up by Gov A B Chandler and could invoke it at his discre tion but its the last thing want to He said there wa evidence of heavy economic pres sure against Negro parents to ge them to keep their children out o the integrated schools This in eluded threats of job loss in coa mines he added Tension also spread to Claj a small community 11 mile from Sturgis when more tha 100 residents gathered in fron of the elementary school after tw Negro children attempted to en roll Irene Powell principal of th school reported the incident af ter the mother of two childre brought them to school Thursday The children did not appear a the school Friday morning Guard Force Cut At Clinton in eastern Tennes see where soldiers first were used to allow integration things were quiet and the boycott effort lost more ground A total of 412 of the high schools 800 pupils were in attendance including the 12 Negroes Thursday there were 394 the day before only 324 The National Guard force at Clinton originally 633 was re duced to about 200 as more squads were quietly withdrawn At Knoxville the man jlamed by many Clinton citizens for stirring the population to a frenzy on the race issue was granted bail while appealing a oneyear sentence on a contempt of court conviction Bail for John Rasper Washington D was fixed at The bail was not posted immediately Attendance Drops U S District Judge Robert L Taylor found Kasper guilty of vio lating an injunction prohibiting him from interferring with inte gration of the Clinton school In West Virginia a boycott aimed at the newly integrated Matoaka High School spread to two other schools in southeastern West Virginia The boycott has cut attendance at the Matoaka school from its enrollment figure of 602 to nn at tendance of 14 Ne groes Some Women Drivers Are Too Cautious GRAND RAPIDS Mich UP Rapids patrolman Ira Stout was held a prisoner by an overly cautious woman Fri day taking the road test portion of her drivers license examina tion Stout said when the road test was finished the woman re turned to the Traffic Bureau building and he directed her to park in a vacant spot across the street You cant trap me Thats a loading space with a noparking she told Stout And the wary applicant con tinued driving past the traffic building even after Stout as sured her that she could stop momentarilyto let him out He asked her to stop in front of a building in the next block but the woman still feared Stout was attempting to trap her into committing a traffic vio lation When the car slowed down for a light Stout opened the door and leaped to freedom She didnt pass he said She made an illegal right turn during the Paralyzed Killer of Policeman Gets 25 Years WATERLOO copkiller Robert C Cooney given only 5 years to live by doctors Friday was sentenced to a 5year term for the slaying of a Waterloo policeman during a robbery Cooneys attorney immediately said he would apply to Gov Leo A Hoegh for commutation of the sentence in an effort to place Cooney in a hospital He said the Fort Madison State Prison hos pital was not equipped to care for Cooney properly Judge Blair Wood said he saw little or nothing in the circum stances of the case which prompted He noted that a fine police officer was killed while performing his du ties and that state law provides a sentence of from 10 years to life for second degree murder Cooney lying on a stretcher cart accepted the sentence im passively JUSTICE MINTON Minton Plans to Retire as Justice WASHINGTON UP Asso iate Justice Sherman Minton Fri day announced his retirement rom the Supreme Court Minton said he is retiring be cause of poor health effective Oct 15 Minton announced his intentions in a letter to President Eisenhow er He said that because of a cir culatory condition in his legs h did not feel he could carry ou the exacting duties of his of Flying Saucer Spotted at Manly MANLY Pupils of Sacred Heart School at Manly reported sighting a mysterious object in the sky while observing the plan et Mars Thursday evening near the school Sister Michael Ed ward a teacher at the school said the object resembled a light ed tennis ball and was traveling at high altitude The CAA office at Mason City reported no aircraft or weather balloons were reported in the area The object was reported as trav eling from east to west at high speed and seemed to disappear it was spotted at about Cartoonist Dies in Sports Car Crash WESTPORT Conn w Alex ander Raymond 47 a cartoonist who originated the Flash Gor don strip and currently drew the Rip Kirby series was injured fatally Thursday in an automo aile accident Raymond was identified as the driver of a sports car that slammed into a tree and rolled over fice Use of Force Feared Menzies Awaits New Orders CAIRO Egypt Menzies mission conferred privately for nearly three hours Friday and ad ourned without announcing it would meet again with resident Nasser on the Suez anal situation A spokesman refused to com ment on reports the mission has ailed to get Nasser to agree to nternationi control of the canal nd that the next moves are up to Vashington and London He said the mission did not ome to Cairo to find a solution o the Suez crisis but to find a tarting point for negotiations Nasser left Cairo for Alexan dria the Mediterranean summer Nassers family has beea acationing there this summer and he usually goes there on weekend to visit them Pessimism Prevails Pessimism prevailed at both the Egyptian and the foreign quaters of Cairo following the re ports the Menzies mission had failed It was generally agreed Uses Cane Minton who will be 66 on Oct 20 has been obliged for the past year to use a cane and appears to walk with difficulty I think this is the best for me and best for the he said But it is not an easy place to leave I love it I hate to Former Senator Minton a former Democratic senator from Indiana succeeded Justice Wiley B Rutledge on the high court in October 1949 He was appointed by President Tru man He had previously served on the 7th U S Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago He will retire at full pension of a his regular the law which allows justices to retire at 55 after 15 years on the federal bench The court now is made up of six Democrats and three Repub licans the was awaiting from London and Washington be fore making its next to setting a time for the next meeting with Nasser It appeared little progress had been made toward finding a start ing point for negotiations in ses sions of the mission with Nasser from Monday through Wednes day The mission spokesman said an other meeting with Nasser will be held before the mission leaves though it may be only a courtesy session for leavetaking The general assumption had been the fivenation group would get together with the Egyptian leader again Saturday then de part for London Sunday or Mon day A source close to the mission said it is constitutionally unable o seek broader powers to nego tiate a compromise It must re sort to British Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd as the chairman of he 22nation London Suez con ference which gave the mission its mandate Parallel Channels A source close to the Egyptian government said the viewpoints NEW YORK Sylvester Nasser and the committee run Pat Weaver resigned Frijin parallel channels with no pos day as chairman of the board ofjsifaility of being the National Broadcasting This source declared that only Pat Weaver Resigns Top NBC Position he radiotelevision subsidiary of he Radio Corp of America Weaver had been chairman of the board since December 1955 when he was promoted from the post of president He was made in December 1953 and had been with NBC since 1949 Astronomer Sees Clouds Canals on Planet Mars By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Japanese astronomer Friday reported seeing white clouds and several canals in the northern hemisphere of the planet under close scrutiny by star gazers around the world The existence of such canals ong has been the subject of great debate among astronomers They were first reported seen many decades ago but other ob servers who have spent a lifetime at telescopes failed to catch a glimpse of them The great question concerning the canals assuming they do exist is whether they are arteries sich as waterways devised by in telligent beings or some kind of natural phenomena The latest report came from Dr Michikazu Onishi of Kobe Japan who like many other as tronomers in recent weeks has concentrated attention on Mars during its closest approach to the Earth since 1924 The nearest point reached at 11 Thursday Meanwhile astronomers else where told of observing a bright object near Mars believed to be a comet and a vast cloud of yel low or yellowwhite dust spread over a portion of the planet itself The latter too has been seen previously Seventeen observatories in 10 nations were geared to study Mars during its rare closeup visit It wont be as close again until 1971 Sometimes the planet is as far away as 235 million miles Most likely it will be months before information obtained now can be correlated and the new findings if any made public intervention by the United States can prevent use of force now by Britain and France The U S State Department had no comment on that assertion The Egyptian President has maintained firmly that Egypt has the right of sole control over the canal He announced the nation alization of the Suez Canal Co July 26 but has said the water way will be kept open to all ship ping He is reported willing to give treaty guarantees to that effect But he refuses to accept anything smacking of internation al control One Egyptian informant pre dicted Britain and France now call on their nationals work ing as pilots on the canal to leave their posts He said such a move would be designed to disrupt traf fic through the channel and would be used as an excuse for BritishFrench military action against Egypt Britains Prime Minister Eden who has said his country cannot accept Egypts unfettered control of the Suez called Parliament into special session next Wednes day to discuss the canal situation Secretary of State Dulles who presented the international con trol plan at last months London conference of 22 nations met Thursday with a bipartisan coo gressional delegation in Wash ington to brief them on Smg crisis