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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 19, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited lot MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NIIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXIII Associated Preit and United Press Full Wires Seven Cenu Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 19 1957 This Paper Consists of JTwo No 144 2Pronged Highway Dept Probe Set Will Reshape ArmsToo But Refuses to Act in Haste By DON WHITEHEAD New York Herald Tribune News Service Britains dramatic fiveyear plan to re shape her armed forces around new nuclear weapons and mis siles is a bold decision to do now what American military experts foresee as inevitable for this country Military men agree that a rev olution in t h e development of nuclear weapons longrange mis siles anc1 electronics is forcing the armed services toward changes remarkably similar to those to be undertaken by the The great difference between the British and American plan ners is this the British are will ing to make these changes far more swiftly than the Americans British Plan In the British plan manpower in the armed forces will be cut almost in half the Royal A i r Force fighter command will be replaced by a ground to air guided missile defense system development work on supersonic bombers and fighters is being junked because missiles are expected to replace them and the fleet will be built around car rietask forces supported by light cruisers with heavy cruis ers scrapped The U S armed forces it is known have been under heavy pressure from the White House to adapt their forces organiza tion and policies more closely to their nuclear capabilities How it has become evident that Pentagon chiefs are not willing for various reasons to move as fast as the British are moving But the development of new weapons in itself is forcing change and this pressure is mounting with such disclosures as the fact that the ballistic missile soon will be ready for operation as the result of recent spectacufar scientific advances in research Some Predictions In looking into the future here are some predictions given by men in a position to make an edu cated guess about what to expect 1 Within a relatively shprt pe riod the interceptor aircraft will disappear from the skies and after them the reconnaissance planes and fighter bombers will go Groundtoair missiles and groundtoground missiles are be coming so accurate that they are more potent killers than these planes 2 There probably will more cycle in the development of longrange jet bombers Then the manned aircraft will gradual ly give way to the intermediate and intercontinental missiles as the main reliance for bombard ment of an enemys homeland 3 The time is foreseeable when military men must face up to the problem of balancing the effec tiveness of manned bombers against the effectiveness of the intercontinental missile with a view toward pulling back on de velopment and construction of the bombers Tactical ABombs 4 Any new war will see the use of tactical atomic weapons at least and therefore the armed forces must strive for greater mobility whether its the footsol dier or the task force at sea 5 The armys artillery will un dergo shortly tremendous change with rockets and guided missiles replacing most of the tubes in the artillery batteries The armys old triangular division will be re placed by the pentomic divi sion created for atomic warfare The British are known to be re shaping their forces in part be cause of the economic pressures to reduce the size of their mili t a r y establishment Inevitably such changes mean disorganiza tion for a time But they have an advantage in this respect because they can take advantage of the umbrella of protection held over them by the American Armed Forces while overhauling their own Holy City Quiet Good Friday Observed World Over By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Christians throughout the world commemorated Friday the agony of Christs death upon the cross In Good Friday services the Christian faithful of all nations heard anew of the suffering of Jesus days before the joyous occasion of His res urrection on Easter Sunday Approximately visitors mostly Arab Christians were in the Arabcontrolled Old City of Jerusalem where most of the holy places are located Only Pilgrims with few Westerners among them crossed the Pal estine armistice frontier from Israel Atmosphere The small number reflected the tense atmosphere in the Middle East in the aftermath of the Sinai war Travel restric tions were removed too late for any great tourist influx But as in the past there was the traditionaF tracing of the way of the cross with pilgrims carrying heavy wooden crosses along the route followed by Je sus from the scene of his trial tohis crucifixion on Calvary It was Easter week for both Eastern and Western Chris tians They follow different cal endars but this year the dates coincide In addition Moslems celebrating the month long Ramadan prayed at the Dome of the Rock and Jews were completing their Passover holi days in the Holy Land Services At the Vatican pilgrims from many countries assembled in St Peters Basilica for Tene brae services The highlight of the mountful service is the slow extinguishing of all but 1 of 15 altar candles The remaining candle symbolic of Christ was hidden momentarily behind the altar as a loud noise reminded worshipers of the convulsions of nature at the moment Jesus died Pope Pius XII will deliver his Easter Sunday speech to mil lions over a direct hookup with radio systems of nearly a score of nations For the first time the papel address will be put on European TV About The Weather Mason City Showers or thunder storms Friday afternoon and Friday night possibly severe with chance of a tornado during late afternoon or evening Low Friday night 4550 Saturday mostly cloudy showers ending cooler high 6064 Iowa Partly cloudy with scat tered showers and thunder storms east Friday night Low 3545 northwest 5060 southeast Mostly fair and cooler Satur day FiveDay Temperature will average nearnormal Sat urday through next Wednesday Normal highs 60 north to 64 south Normal lows 37 north to 43 south Cooler Saturday Warmer Sunday Cooler again Monday or Tuesday Precipita tion will be moderate to heavy averaging onehalf inch to one inch in showers and thunderstorms Monday or Tuesday Minnesota Showers warm GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum Thursday 71 Minimum Thursday night 57 At 8 Friday 64 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 60 28 SAME Demos DenyCharge of Attempt to Pad Bids on Purchases DES MOINES W Assertions by Iowa Highway Com mission Chairman Robert K Beck of Democratic involve in what Beck called an equipment bid padding at empt raised the probability Friday of a twopronged robe of highway commission affairs Key figures in the Republicancontrolled Legislature joined Beck in saying an investigation was likely Beck claimed an attempt was made to set up a plan to pad equipment bids by 25 per cent with Roland Reko Is Native of Charles City Formerly Lived SLAIN IN POLICE TRAP The bodies of three bur glars are sprawled on the floor of the credit department in Mande Bros department store in Chicago after they walked into a police trap Seven detectives hid in the AP Wirephoto store when they received an anonymous tip about a planned robbery The three men James Wulf 28 Jim Reuther 30 and James Betimio 39 were cut down by a barrage from three machineguns and four EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT JUBILANT First British Ship Enters Suez FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES The British freighter West Breeze sailed through the Suez Canal first British ship to do so since the invasion last October The Egyptian gov Severe Rain Wind Storms in Forecast Rough weather was in prospect for parts of Iowa Friday after noon and Friday night the Weath er Bureau said in a special warn ing bulletin Possibility of a few isolated tornadoes was seen The forecasting agency said se vere local storms could be ex pected in the western half of the state between 2 and 8 p m Strong northwesterly winds were ex pected to reach gust velocities up to 70 miles an hour Eastern Nebraska and extreme northwest Missouri also were in cluded with western Iowa in the area of possible locally damag ing windstorms and The Weather Bureau said heavy showers and occasional thunder storms had been reported in ex treme western counties This ac tivity was expected to spread eastward and cover all of Iowa by Friday night continuing in the southeast Saturday Showers developed in parts of Iowa Thursday night leaving 44 of an inch of rain at Cedar Rap ids The only other rainfall of more than a tenth of an inch was at Waterloo where 12 of an inch fell A cool front was expected to drop temperatures into the upper 30s and lower 40s in western Iowa Friday night with lows in the upper 50s in the east an the eminent was jubilant and pre dicted an early end to any West ern boycott of the canal Banner headlines in Cairo newspaper said the West Breeze and the British freighter Poplar Hill had paid their canal dues in Swiss francs to the Egyptian Suez Canal Authority as demanded by PresidentGarrial Abdel Nasser This was interpreted to be that Britain finally has given in on its stand against using the canal on Nassers terms The Egyptian authority nounced in Port Said that American President liner Presi dent Jackson would pass through the canal next Wednesday the first American ship to do so It said the ship also would pay its tolls to Egypt The ship is enroute to New York from India and Pakistan The Egyptian government newspaper AI Gomhouria said Britain had failed in her at tempt to force British ships to boycott the canal as a measure of political pressure on Egypt and commented that British ship ping firms were more intelligent and more realistic than the gov ernment by actually applying the principle of insulating the Suez Canal from This was a dig at American efacross the border for 2 hours and forts in Cairo to get Nasser to 40 minutes north of the Sea o accept the Security CounGalilee Firing stopped the Is n r i c r j raelis said after U N truce su pervisors intervened with a ceasefire plea cils resolution calling for insula tion of the canal from Egyptian politics Israel was reported increasing ly concerned at the way the Suez negotiations were A Jeru salem dispatch said Premier Da vid BenGurion also was so con cerned about recent statements by President Eisenhower he asked his ambassador in Washington to seek clarification The chief Israeli concern was Eisenhowers statement that American ships had been advised not to try to force their way where they are Is rael feared this meant the Amer icans were not living up to prom ises to see that the Gulf of Aqaba was open to international navi gation Israel and her Arab neighbors meanwhile clashed Thursday on two frontiers Israel took a par ticularly grave view of the con tinuing clashes along the Israeli Syrian border A Foreign Ministry official warned that trouble between Is rael and Syria if it keeps up may be very Israeli and Syrian forces dueled Committee Agrees on Fee for Drivers License DES MOINES Senate House conference committee Fri the price of a drivers license be increased from to as proposed in a Senate bill The House wanted to increase it to only The issue went to a conference committee this week when both houses refused to back down The committee composed of four senators and four representa tives agreed to stick with the Senate bill In addition to the in crease for the twoyear drivers license it would increase the of an annual chauffeurs license from to The T e n a t e immediately adopted the conference committee report The House will act on it next week GlobeGazette photo by Oihhs HOW AM I DOING DAD No hes not Dennis the Menace but the situation here is remindful of the comic strip characterization Obanion 6 son of Mr and Mrs Dick Obanion 717 Adams S has taken advan tage of the summery weather to get the family lawn mower in shape for the coming season much to the consternation of his dad Four Die in Road Crash Near Boone BOONE Oft Four men died Thursday night in a cartruck crash that telescoped both vehicles from the force of the im pact The accident on a Highway 30 curve three miles east of Boone was the worst in Iowa this year Only Wednesday three persons were killed in a cartruck collision on 30 near Denison Killed in Thursdays acciden were Clement P Grassier 63 South Sioux City Orville Earl Pixler 43 Sioux City W iam B Larsen 32 Iowa Falls and Robert J Grant 54 Chicago Boone County Coroner Harolc Welin said the vehicles collidec leadon on a wellrounded curve of the highway The impac smashed the front of the four loor car to the rear doors ook several hours to free the jody of one mnn in the car The two Sioux City area men were driving there in a pane truck from Indiana Grassier the driver was a supervisor for Tow ir Construction Co on a micro wave project in Indiana Pixler was an employe of Concrete Structure of Sioux City a sub contractor on the project Larson son of William Larsen of Webster City was driving the car Authorities said Grant was litchhiking to Chicago from Cali ornia where he had been work ng in Mason City R C Reko one of those charged y Iowa Republicans as attempt ng to influence the Highway Commission on equipment bids vas born and reared at Charles ity Reko later was manager of Merkels shoe department in Ma son City before a Civil Service examination launched him on a career with the federal govern large part of it in the field of criminal investigation Started in 1929 He started as an alcohol tax unit investigator June 7 1929 Ex cept for two years in 1931 and 1932 when he was with the jus tice department he was with the treasury department most of this period being with the alcohol tax part of the gain apparently des tined for use in promoting Democratic Party Gov Herschel Loveless said the whole thing was news to him He called it a smoke screen designed to block confirmation of his nom inations for the commission The Governor asserted that regardless of what the Legislature does he intends to look into highway com mission affairs on his own The Governor was asked whether he would turn over to the Legislature any information he obtains He answered What information I get I will turn over to the attorney general and not the No Publicity Loveless said that no member of the Highway Commission had alked to him before Beck re leased the statement Thursday He commented It wouldnt have had the pub icity value then would it The Governor said the Beck statement doesnt disturb me in he He added that about the only interpretation that could be put on the statement at tha moment is that it is an effort to influence his nominations for com mission appointment unit Brom Jan 1 1942 until Aug 22 1945 he was in the intelligence division of the treasury depart ment in Kansas City and then transferred back to the alcohol division Made Home From 1921 until 1945 he made his home in Mason City He was superintendent of speed at the Iowa Fair many years and lelped organize the North Iowa Trotting Association and the North Iowa Kennel Club He left Mason City in August 1945 for Lincoln where he opened an alcohol tax unit office for the federal government R C REKO Congress Begins its Annual Easter Recess WASHINGTON WVMembers of Congress scattered to their homes for a 10day Easter recess Friday after freeing the million needed for relief checks to the aged and others in May and June The money for the federal share of the public assistance payments had been tied up in a dispute which has gone on with increas ing bitterness between the House and Senate since February Knoxvilfe Youth Is Victim of Accident CHARITON iff Robert B 1 u baugh 18 Knoxville was killed late Thursday night when he lost control of his car on Highway 14 about seven mile north of here Beck Centerville Republican said among those involved in dealings were Jake More Demo cratic state chairman Roland Reko Des Moines former em ploye and campaign aide of Love less and Virgil W Smith past chairman of the Indiana High way Commission Formal Statement Beck said in his formal state ment The highway commission wa nformed Tuesday by Commis sioner Mel Graham of Audubon that he was approached on Wed nesday of a week ago in an ef fort to have him halt an equip ment letting scheduled for Tues day This letting involved some 60 tractor mowers Graham was contacted by Jake More and asked for an ap pointment for Roland Reko and Virgil W Smith Smith is of In diana and formerly was chair man of the Indiana Highway Commission He has recently been in the news for alleged ir regularities in Indiana that oc curred during his tenure with the commission Reko and Smith asked Gra rtam to try and stop the letting scheduled for last Tuesday Graham told Reko and Smith hat the letting was approved by he highway commission and hat he would not have any part n slopping the letting On Tuesday of this week Gra jhain apprised the other four commissioners of his conference with Reko and Smith New Letting At about he same time that Graham was being approached at ieast one and possibly more equipment firms were being con tacted They were told that the letting of last Tuesday was going to be thrown out on the basis of technicalities and that a new let ting would be held at a later date It was explained to them that Postal Service in Mason City Almost Normal Mason City Post Office services Friday went back almost to nor mal reported Postmaster Henry Pendergraft Orders from the Post Office Dothe specifications for the new let partment in Washington rcccivedjtinS would be such as to limit it T A i i j tn 1I1CI 11 n i n t Friday retain only two service restrictions The post office win dows will be open only hours daily from 8 to and there will be only two de liveries of mail daily in the busi ness district to just one line of equipment They were asked if they would be interested in this being their particular line of equipment It was explained thnt the pro cedure that would be followed was that a sufficiently high Saturday deliveries will be refcould be offered at the new ict sumerl Pendergraft said and lhetin so that the dealer could re post office will be open until noon tain 10 Per cent post office will be open until noon tain 10 Per cent that on Saturdays Acceptance of third 15 Per ccnt go to a public class mail which was to haveirelalions frm known as V and A class mail which was to havei been discontinued April 29 wiilllnti continue The post office also will continue issuance of money or ders GUN VICTIM HASTINGSONHUDSON N Y Dekker 16yearold son of actor Albert Dekker was found dead of a rifle bullet wound at his home here Interested in Party This firm was slated to be in terested in the Democratic Party in Iowa and at least part of such funds could be used to promote that party This equipment company said they would have no part of such an arrangement and furthermore such arrangement couldnt 1 II   

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