Mason City Globe Gazette, May 16, 1957 : Front Page

Publication: Mason City Globe Gazette May 16, 1957

Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 16, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPIR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXIII Associated Press United PreM Full Lease Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY M 1957 HOME EDITION I MASON csrr a This lijcr Consists o Four No 187 SoilBankVote Hit by Benson WASHINGTON UP Secretary of AgricultureBen son told House members Thursday that the vote by the full House to kill a big part of the soil bank program carries the threat of morecostly farm surpluses Benson as a witness before the House Agriculture Committee had intended primarily to urge entirely new farm legislation But in a late addition to his prepared testimony he tore into the move voted 192187 by the House Wednesday to cut off the threequarter billion dollar acreage reserve part of the soil bank program after this year Benson said the action against his yearling plan represented economy and amounted to prejudgment based on insufficient trial If the acreage reserve is not permitted to function for 1958 crops there isevery likelihood that surpluses will pile up still further rather than diminish Benson said He added that if land retired into the soil bank this year is forced back into production next BILLY GRAHAM Rousing Start for Grahams NL YCrusade NEW Grahams New York crusade gotoff to a rousing start Wejdnesday night He said it could of a spiritual this nation and ignite theworld A crowd of 18500 filled Madi son Square Garden as Graham drummed at the moral sickness he said was loose in the land and pleaded for a change of heart We have lost God he de clared his voice stern his arms outthrust We have lost our an chorage our moorings our mora direction our spiritual sensibili year the cost of government price supports will in all probability be greater than would have been the cost of the acreage reserve for 1958 basiccrops Partial Evaluation Benson said House prejudg ment was based on partial eval uation of the soil bank as it op erated last year LSst year the Department of Agriculture publicly warned that due to the lateness of passage of the soil bank act Agricultural of the acreage reserve ouldnot be expected to have its intended effect in full for 1956 rops and that administrative roblems were bound to arise Benson went on On the subject he had planned riginally to discuss Benson re newed assertions that the present prmulas governing farm produc ion controls and price supports are obsolete Revision Needed I am not proposing that we scrap farm programs qr that we TORNADO CAUSES HAVOC AT SILVERTON TEX This is what is left of the southeast side of Silverton Texwhich bore the brunt of a nighttime tornado which destroyed everything in its path The large build Silverton Is Ripped Apart SILVERTON Tex Iff A tornado ripped through his little West Texas town Wednesday night and killed 20 persons and injured 80 by state police count At least six were children Capt J w Blackwcll of he state police said officers had counted thai number of bodies but that not all were identified We got no warning at all mourned Eivert Stephens It came down on Silverton out of the rainy night without warning People died without even knowing what happened In one family seven are dead The black funnel destroyed 25 homes a coUon gin four granar ies and a warehouse and damaged at least 30 other homes It smashed automobiles buses utility lines This stricken community isin the Texas Panhandle 65 miles southeast of Amarlllo The people are liunib with shock and terror said Swisher County Sheriff Darrcll Smith They cant seem to realize what as happened All communication lines and AP Wircpliolo center was a grain elevator and storage shed Only the business section of the town escaped the furjr of the twister ties 485 Respond At the end of the sermon when he appealed for those who woulc give your life to Christ to come forward 485 people came He said it was the larges firstnight response Ive ever seen from the pulpit in America They filed up the aisles ant down from the buntingdrapet galleries They crowded the esca lators moving to the ground floor and clustered around th speakers platform a few of them tearful New Birth As you come Graham said many of you are not quite sur what is happening to you It is new birlh It is something Goi does for you supernaturally It was a dramatic interval with the arena lights dimmed and the choir of 1500 singing softly Just As I Am I Come I Come Graham stood with head bowed his chin on one hand At the outset of the service he expressed belief that the crusade may stir a spiritual revolution It is scheduled to last for at least six weeks We need a spiritual revolution in America he said and the place where it could begin is in New York ONLY 14 GOP SOLONS SUPPORT HIM Ike Loses 1st Round on Budget v v WASHINGTON President Eisenhower counted only 14 Re publican senators on his side Thursday in the first Senate test of nationwide appeal against sharp cuts in his budget Twentythree Senate Republi cans including the top four party leaders joined with 38 Democrats in slashing appropriations for the U S Information Agency 800000 under his request One Democrat Sen Neuberger crap price support programs he said I am saying that we need to revise some of our pro grams so that they better serve he needs of our farm people In considering a new longrange policy Benson said Congress must decide whether a program of restriction and intended scar city can ever mean as much in he long run as a program involv ing more freedom for market growth The soil bank authorizes pay ments of up to a year to participating farmers Enacted last year the program was set up to run until 1960 with the aim of cutting surplus pro duction and encouraging conser vation practices Iowas representatives voted for continuance of soil bank pay ments Reps Goad Democrat and Cunningham Jensen Le Compte Schwengel and Talle Re publicans voted against ending the payments Reps Gross and Hoeven Republicans were not listed as voting Daily lowan Censorship Is Denied IOWA CITY UP Student editors of the Daily lowan daily newspaper of the University o Iowa Wednesday night attackec what they described as a cen sorship policy imposed by fac ulty members on editorials Arthur Sanderson Daily lowan editorial adviser and journalism school faculty member deniec that censorship exists I do no think the Daily lowan is a cen sored newspaper Sanderson f Oregon supported Eisenhower vho a few hours earlierfollowed p his TVradio speech Tuesday light with a new defense of his mdget at a news conference Ei enhower said it would be a mis ake to cut USIA heavily The Senate wentron irom Hhat il15 defeat for the administration 0 pass by a 770 roll call vote a StateJustice Department money bill slashed a total of under the Eisenhower budget esti matesIt was under House allowances The money is or use in the fiscal year starting Julyl voice vote was an amendment recommended by Sen Lyndon B Johnson Senate majority leader which would deny use of any USIA funds for any overseas information serv ice in competition with press asso ciations or other privatesnews gencies The bill went back to the House or adjustment of differences with a unanimous Appropriations sub committee recommendation that he USIA be turned back to the through separ ate legislation Johnson dominated debate as he jot exactly what he asked for in the bill which allowed USIA This was 800000 less than the propaganda agency originally sought and less than the House voted it Sen H Alexander Smith RNJ strongly supporting the President said it appeared to him that USIA Director Arthur Larson has been made the whipping boy Sen Dirksen assistan GOP floor leader pleaded with his colleagues to be a little gen rous with Larson He said Lar on was in Feb uary and inKerited the budget f his agency But Dirksen joined with Senate Republican Leader Knosvland Calif Sen Bridges chair man of the Senate GOP Policy Committee arid Sen Saltonstall chairman of the Confer ence of All Republican Senators supporting the Appropriations Committee recommendation No Intention in World of Resigning Beck Exclaims He said editorials were checked o make sure no libel bias or naccuracies exist as a measure of protection for the university as a whole Waterloo Man Dies of Crash Injuries WATERLOO UP Miles Abel 57 Waterloo died Wednes day of severe head injuries suf fered in an auto accident last Saturday night near Denver Iowa About Cloudbursts Flood Oklahoma Towns OKLAHOMA CITY W night rains of nearly 12 inches flooded two Northwestern Okla homacities and forced evacuation Thursday of the 350 persons at the little agricultural community of Dover Three persons were dead in the storm area Highway patrol trooper W P Tucker who has been in Dover all night helping with evacuation said that two per sons reportedmissing had been found safe More than 8 feet of water swept in from the Cimarron River and its tributaries Enid a wheat growing center of 35000 had from 5 to 12 feet of water in sections of town from 10 inches of rain overnight The Weather Mason City Considerable cloudi ness Thursday night and Fri day wJtb occasional showers and thunderstorms Warmer Thursday night low 5055 High Friday 5560 The policy discussed in aj meeting of student editors an acuity members was a directive by the Board of Student Publica tions which selects the editor of the Daily lowan The directive said the faculty editorial adviser or publisher of the Daily lowan will have authority to delete edi torials or portions of editorials upon cithers discretion The students contended the pol icy saps student initiative lowers morale of the staff and causes WASHINGTON UK Teamsters Union President Dave Beck came back before the Senate Rackets Investigating Committee Thurs day declaring he had no intention in the resign ing Beck toldreporters he had heard nothing of any move to oust because of disclosures by Kennedy said Gessert will b asked to tell the whereabouts of the missing Dave Beck Jr the Teamster presidents son Joseph McEvoy husband of one of Becks nieces and Fred Verschueren Teamsters Union auditor for the 11 Western states Committee Britain Sets Off Its First W Device LONDON explode its first hydrogen bomb high ove the Pacific Ocean Wednesday The blast began a series of testa establishing this nation as th worlds third nuclear power A terse announcement by the Ministry of Supply said merely it was the first explosion of a nu clear device in the present ser ies But an authoritative source said the device tested was a hydrogen bomb High Altitude It was fired at a high altitude tililies were knocked out The led Cross death toll of 13 was ompiled from Department of ublic Safety radio reports Help Summoned National Guard units nurses octors Red Cross helpers and olunteer rescue workers con erged hero from almost every oint in the Texas Panhandle Lack of lights a torrential rain hat continuedfor hours after the ornado struck and linpaved roads hampered rescue work in this own of 857 population One elderly couple cowered In heir storm cellar hours after the wister had passed Their home lad been completely swept away When hospitals at Tulia and ockney were filled and overflow ng with injured ambulances took ther victims to PJainview Ploy dada Dimmilt and Amarillo First on There was destruction cvery vhorcand the scene of death and devastation was made eerie by he wailing sirens the flashing ights of police and Ambulances and lightningfrom the electrical storm said Luron Brown of the Plainview Evening Herald one of he first newsmen on the scene Seven persons in one family were killed in two adjoining houses They were Mr and Mrs Veral Vaughan Mr and Mrs Ranee Stephens and the three Stephen children Mr and Mrs Vaughan the parents of Mrs Stephens Another family was wiped out Iowa Probers Hear Road Dept Chiefs Continue Inquiry Into Bid Padding DBS MOINES WhFive Highway Commissioners testified in private Thursday before a legislative committee investigat ing alleged padding of commis certainly do intend to run for reelection as the unions presi dent The senators had expected to get Gessert who has been linked with some of Becks financial dealings before them earlier in the day but he did not show up Gessert arrived in Washington but instead of going before the senators immediately sent word agents have searched for them for afler heinS dropped from a four more than two months sincecng1ned Valiant jet bomber in the midJanuary in the case of of Britishowned Christmas j Island 1400 miles south of Hono UUJThe precise location was not schueren Chairman McClellan 0 has charged there is a conspir by the twister They were Mr and Mrs Domingo Rivas and their two children Mrs Rivas vas an expectant mother Still unidentified was an in ant whose body was picked up n the middle of a debrisstrewn street Terrible Roar The roar of the twister awoke many of the residents but it struck before they could get to storm cellars I heard a terrible roar I got up and turned on the light But a j An Air Minislrv spokesman said acy to prevent the commitleethc whitepainted one of from catching up with them Ken riedy said that would be brought up in the quizzing of Gessert He said Gessert will be asked wheth er he was instructed to avoid co operation with the committee by the lowan to be looked down on subpoena by students on the campus j The censorship issue arose after j the Daily lowan editorially ob jected to the seating of legislators in the student section at Iowa football games he would surrender later to theirjeluding a subpoena and if so by iwhom he was instructed Woman Dies of Crash Injuries CLARION Olmstead Iowa Considerable cloudiness 41 Webster City died at Clarion Thursday night and Friday with showers and thunder storms east and south portions Little change in temperature Memorial Hospital Thursday of injuries suffered in an auto acci dent near here last Sunday Her husband Roy W Olmstead Thursday night 4550 north 5546 remains in critical condition extreme south Minnesota Cloudy showers GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum Wednesday 48 Minimum Wednesday night 40 At 8 am Thursday 42 from injuries received in the col lision on a gravel road about j three miles south of Ciarion The driver of the other car Walter Cramer Clarion suffered only minor injuries four flown from Britain to the test area was manned by five crew men The official announcement gave no details of the type of weapon exploded but government officals announced previously the expio sions would be in the megaton one million tons of TNT range jand would be high air bursts with lout heavy fallout Many protests Britain began its series of nu clear tests in the face of a sus tained protest campaign by the Japanese government Also pres minute later the light went out when the tornado hit said Shel ie Tomiin whose house was two blocks from the twisters path I got dressed and rushed out There were bodies in the street One woman lay moaning The tor nado had driven a plank through her leg he related Walter Fleming who lives across the street from Tomiin said I took my pickup truck Volunteers helped me load six bodies into my truck We look The commissioners asked 0 attest to statements previously given the committee and to an swer any other questions Rep Clark McNeal committee chair man said McNeal RBelmoud said after a second closed committee ses sion Wednesday the investigation would center on thealleged bid ere there any at tempts orwere there not ThVnf Two But he said we are looking ihtoVhether there were than two alleged such attempts There also are alleged to have been more than two attempts to influence public officials Commission Chairman Robert Beck Centerville Republican said in a formal statement last April 18 that an attempt was made to get a Republican com missioner to resign in order to the Democrats a majority on the commission The commis sioner later was identified as Russell Lundy Des Moines Re publican Beck told the investigating committee Thursday that the highway commission has confi dence thatthe committee will make a complete objective and fair examination 7 OHier Stattmsnts McNeal said the committee is not faf enough along to say s whether there is any evidence of wrongdoing The committee chairman said John Butter commission chielf engineer also was asked to be available to the committee Thurs day The committee is inter ested in how specifications are arrived at McNeal said McNeal said that up to Thurs day the committee had received statements from all commission ers except Chris Larsen Sioux City Republican Seven other in dividuals also have given state ments he said but declined to disclose their contents them to home the Douglas Funeral suring Prime Minister Harold Macmillans government were the British Labor Party scientific or ganizations and other societies NT ri and individuals in dozens of The tiny mortuary the only one in town vas crowded with the dead Work was hampered by lack of lights IOWAN KILLED CAMP PENDLETON Calif YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 59 tries But Macmillan repeatedly re jected protests thai the tests would endanger the future health of mankind He said the explo sions would in no way harm pco iples of the Pacific lands jClark 20 OeKvein Iowa has been fatally injured in an accident dur interstate Power Authorized to Purchase WASHINGTON UP Interstate Power Co Dubuque authorized by the Power Commis sion Wednesday to acquire the Peoples Gas Electric Divison of Kansas City Power Light Co A base purchase price of 150515 was agreed upon by both parties The facilities involved consist mainly of those used to service the area of Mason City Iowa FUNK FREED BERLIN UP Walter Funk economic minister for Adolf Hit ler was released Thursday fromi Spandau Prison j AP Wircpholo INSPECTION ORDERED An inspection of the hull of the U S aircraft carrier Franklin D Roosevelt has been ordered after the vessel reportedly struck a sub merged object off the coast of Florida Although an oil Hawkeye Tot Drowns in Shallow Creek HAWKEYE Lu Ann Homewood 2 drowned with natural and electric slick was spotted after the incident the ships captain Wednesday when she fell into discounted a theory that the ship had struck a sub shallow creek near her farm home marine j a bout 5 miles north of here S I gas j power The commission also author ized Interstate to issue mil lion worth of first mortgage bonds to sell 680000 shares oi common stock and to extend the maturity of million worth of short term notes SAME 1956225 iBiiek traffic death lu 24 PENALTY SOUGHT WASHINGTON sched uled airlines have asked govern ment approval of a S3 penalty for anyone who fails to show up after reserving a plane seat and gives no notice of cancellation ;

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Publication: Mason City Globe Gazette

Location: Mason City, Iowa

Issue Date: May 16, 1957

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