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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 4, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for Home Mason City Trading Post for North Iowa and Southern Minn f MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH tOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LX1I Associated Press and United Press Full 1easa Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 4 1956 Tbis Paper Consists o Two One No 153 DEADLY FUNNEL MENACES black funnel of a tornado that spread death and destruction west of Grand Rapids late Tuesday was snapped just as it reached the residential area Wisconsin Favors Death Toll in Tornadoes Now 55 Estes in Strong Showing U S Arms Plan Aired at London LONDON flVFour leading atomic powers Wednesday stud ied the new stepstodisarm ament plan calling for staged cutbacks in both conventional and nuclear weapons to reduce the threat of war The plan calls for strict inter national inspections and controls a stumbling block in previous ef forts to halt the big power arms race Once this is working the plan provides for a census of nuclear stocks and gradual conversion of such stockpiles to peaceful pur poses Pfan Outlined Delegate Harold E Stas sen outlined the proposal at a meeting of the fivepower sub committee of the Disarma m e n t Commission Delegates from the Soviet Union Britain France and Canada studied the lengthy detailed draft overnight before meeting again Wednesday for fresh discussion plan differs signifi cantly from an earlier Russion proposal in that it would set up controls over nuclear weapons and production as well as limi tations on conventional arma ments The Soviet plan offered last week dealt only with conven tional weapons The plan also would limit military forces of America and the Soviets to 2Vfe million men each while the Russian proposal would restrict them to 1V2 million Called Workable A spokesman said the United States regards its plan as work able in the world we now are living world divided and torn by tensions in many areas He termed the draft an informal framework which can be revised Under the plan the nu clear phase of disarmament would not be started until reduc tion of conventional arms is work ing smoothly The nuclear phase would begin with a world census of atomic and hydrogen weapons supplies and production Then it would pro ceed to a system of control and inspection a freeze on production and finally conversion of nuclear stockpiles to peaceful uses FROM OUK WIRE SERVICES A series of tornadoes and de structive windstorms struck with unabated fury across 10 states in the midcontinent Tuesday kill ing at least 35 persons and injur ing more than 300 others The violent spring storms bat tering areas from the Midwest prairie lands southward into Mis sissippi came in the wake of tor nattic winds which raked the Southwest earlier Tuesday and Monday night The casualty toll in the two days was at least 45 dead and more than 325 injured Property damage was estimated in the mil lions of dollars Western Michigan in the Grand Rapids district suffered the heaviest death and injury toll Latest reports showed at least 18 dead one unidentified More than 200 were injured A dozen ers hammered the area destroy ing scores of homes Some were reported homeless Eight were killed and more than 50 injured in two Wisconsin communities Also in the path of the turbulent weather were sec tions of Illinois Iowa Indiana Kentucky Nebraska Tennessee Arkansas and Mississippi In Washington the Red Cross said in a preliminary report that 320 homes were destroyed 969 damaged and a total of fam ilies affected by the storms in Tennessee Mississippi Michigan Wisconsin Oklahoma and Kansas The Red Cross sent 43 disaster specialists into the stricken areas Tornado warnings for the Mid west and South were lifted late Tuesday night The twisters curled out of a massive cold front which rammed its way out of Oklahoma into a freak heat wave covering thei Midwest It also stirred up the worst dust storms within memory in west Texas and a crippling blizzard in the Dakotas At least 50 South Dakota towns were isolated and traffic came to a dead halt in much of North Dakota The tornadoes which hammered Michigan caused heaviest loss of life and damage at ROAD POLICY AIRED Hoegh Urges President to Sign New Farm Bill DES MOINES Gov Leo Hoegh back after nearly a week in Washington said Wednesday that 1 He has urged that President Eisenhower sign the farm bill 2 Prospects of an Iowa toll road appear to be dim at the present time Hoegh said he told Presidential iide Sherman Adams the farm ill should not be vetoed and that e hopes it can be signed by April 5 Political Aspects DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE was the scene at Grand Rapids after the tornado skipped t AP Wirephotos back into the sky More than 20 persons were killed here and hundreds injured Damage was heavy Woman Sets 5 Fires at White House WASHINGTON Five small fires were discovered at the White House executive offices Tuesday They were quickly smothered and a 53yearold visi tor admitted setting them The incidents were announced at a joint news conference by White House Press Secretary James C Hagerty and U E Baughman chief of the Secret Service Hagerty said the woman Sheffield Garage Damaged by Fire SHEFFIELD Fire destroyed part of the ChryslerPlymouth garage here early Wednesday morning Several new cars were burned and equipment in the building was damaged consider ably The fire of undetermined or igin was discovered about 6 Wednesday by Harold OJvag Sheffield policeman It was brought under control and broke out again at when the fire department was called again The garage wac run by Fred Dohrman and the building owned by Paul Knopf There is no esti mate of the damage her n a TI e as Mrs Julia M Chase and said she came to Washington Tuesday but was un able to say where she came from The woman toured the White House public rooms Tuesday morningiri company with hun dreds of other Easter week visi tors Hagerty described the woman as apparently not quite Hagerty and Baughman said that in all five cases the fires were quickly put out by guards and there was no damage They said the woman was de tected setting the fifth fire in the Executive Office Building across the street from the White House She was sent to the District of Columbia General Hospital for observation THE NEAT TYPE DENVER made off with two wheels from a parked car For no apparent reason they left the spare wheel in the front seat and placed four hubcaps in a neat row on a nearby lawn SAME Black lltf means traffic death in pas 24 hours You Can Make History by Naming THE TREASURY BUILDING WASHINGTON you like to try your hand at making a little history Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey would welcome help from the public in solving a problem neglected since 1789 Humphrey noted recently that the big treasury building in downtown Wash ington near the White House has no name on it His staff looked around and could find no other government departmental head quarters living in such anonymity If you want to help mail your suggestions for a name to the Office of the Treasury Main Treasury Building Washington D C Terms like which might come to minds at this taxpaying season have been disqualified in advance Not Ikein Communication With Eden Over MidEast Crisis WASHINGTON Eisenhower said Wednesday that he has been in personal communication with British Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden on the Middle East crisis The President also told his news conference he would not order Sergeant Bluff Man Is Accident Victim SIOUX CITY WOrin W John son 57 Sergeant Bluff was fatal ly injured early Wednesday in a carpedestrian accident which oc curred while Johnson was cross ing a Sioux City street afpsJntoartinn in thp Middlp East or anywhere else without congressional approval But the President said the Middle Eastern crisis had undergone radical change in the last week which would require such action With considerable emotion the President said it was ridiculous to ask whether he would ever order Marines into war in the Middle East or troops into war elsewhere without congressional approval Eisenhower said he did not re call exactly when he received his last letter from Eden But he believed it was a couple of weeks ago He said he and Eden in their personal communications always discuss the Middle East and slightly different viewpoints on certain details such as the Baghdad Pact Britain has been pressing the United States to join the Baghdad Pact But this government has de cided against joining at this time London sources reported earlier that in his communication with 1 President Eden expressed his growing concern about the Arab Israeli dispute and called for a toplevel exchange of views PLANS HOLIDAY WASHINGTON Eisenhower tentatively plans to fly to Augusta next Monday for a weeklong golfing holiday The Weather Mason City Mostly fair a little cooler Wednesday night lows 2530 Partly cloudy and warm er Thursday highs lower 50s Iowa Partly cloudy and cool Wednesday night Mostly fair and warmer Thursday Low Wednesday night 2838 Minnesota Clearing warmer GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 6fr Minimum Tuesday night 32 At 8 Wednesday 37 Precipitation 04 inch Truman Raps U S Policy in MidEast NEW YORK UP Former President Harry S Truman said Wednesday the present adminis tration is not taking advantage of its chance to be friendly in the Middle Eastern crisis Truman discussed the Mideast problem briefly with newsmen after he had blasted the Eisen hower administration in a speech Tuesday night for misleading the American people by saying Rus sian policy is The fact Truman said in his address to the Overseas Press Club that Communist policy has never been more aggressive than it is its new form of eco nomic and political penetration Not since the end of the war has the Communist strategy been more effective and more dan Truman said at the breakfast table Wednesday that he felt the Middle Eastern situation coulc be settled if the United State would just let people know our intent is peace and not expan Truman said the new Russian threat called for a renewed and expanded foreign economic pro gram United States He said the administration appeared to have no conception of the mag nitude of the Russian economic challenge or of a program to meei it YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 62 39 Frisco Has Highest Jjtote of Alcoholism WASHINGTON W San Fran cisco had by far the highes rate of alcoholism among the na tions big cities in 1950 two Yale University researchers reportec Wednesday New York Detroit and St Louis werent even in the first 25 ac cording to a survey by alcoholism researchers Mark Keller and Vera Efron They reported thei findings in the Quarterly Jour nal of Studies on As to the toll road Hoegh said lis gloomy outlook is based on ndications that the new federal lighway bill will not include a provision for reimbursing states or a large portion of toll roac construction costs I stressed to Adams the eco nomic and political aspects of the arm bill However he said one jr two things in the bill mighi make it difficult for the admin stration to approve it One oi hese is the multiprice supporl jlan on wheat and the other has o do with cotton I urged that the bill be signed o that its provisions would behe it Iowa farmers this year These revisions include the soil fertility ank plan support prices on corn nd the half a billion dollars pro osed to support livestock prices No Veto I stressed there should be no reto because of the 90 per cent upport plan for corn but if there s something in the bill that ii untenable thats The administration has urgec lexible price supports The present delay in Iowa tol road plans is Hoegh said If we can get a freeway why should we build a toll road If the reimbursement feature is not included he said money would go to build fourlane roads on the interstate network which ncludes Highways 6 69 and 75 275 in Iowa Highway 6 closely parallels the proposed toll road route town of about 10 miles outhwest of Grand Rapids Thirteen persons were killed Some 130 persons were treated or injuries in the three main hos pitals of Grand Rapids a city of leariy population Included vere injured brought from Stan dale a suburb where the storm truck a trailer camp which housed from 50 to 75 trailers A deputy sheriff estimated damage at Standale alone at a million dol ars Hospitals in nearby Zeeland and Holland were jammed Some 000 National Guardsmen and civ il defense workers moved into the stricken area Twisters that hit central Wis consin killed six persons and in ured some 50 others in Berlin town of and killed two in Bancroft The twisters missed by ards from hitting the Berlin High School where 400 students were in classes A knitting mill factory vas demolished but 90 employes escaped serious injury In the South the storms struck areas in Arkansas Tennessee Mississippi and Kentucky Four were killed and 36 injured in Ten nessee and three were killed in Kentucky and one in Mississippi Tornadoes skipped across wid areas of Indiana injuring at leas 21 persons Salem in the souther GOODY GANDER STELLA Mo residents of Stella population 250 appar ently like their towns administra tion They reelected the entire fivewoman Council Tuesday Indiana bills appeared the ban est hit with 10 persons injured On Monday the first day o the siege tornadoes killed fiv persons at Drumright am two in Kansas at Toronto and Grenola Much Damage Over State BY THE ASSOCIATED TRESS As winds moderated Wednes day Iowa counted thousands o dollars in damage from a bi blow of Monday night and Tues day which saw velocities rangin up to hurricane force of 82 mile an hour at Dubuque Heaviest hit localized area wa in Monona County in wester Iowa where barns and outbuild ings on more than a dozen farm were damaged or destroyed b twisters late Monday night N houses were hit and no person were injured but property an livestock losses were large Th twisters struck in the Soldier Cas tana and Moorhead vicinities Elsewhere in Iowa there wer scattered reports of injuries i which the storm was a factor Most parts of the state had wim velocities ranging up to 60 mp wind or m o r e In contrast iip tr ahrmt 95 hour in Iowa Wednesday morn ing Some Hope for Demos By ARTHUR BYSTROM MILWAUKEE W President iisenhower came out on top in a Visconsin test of strength with en Estes Kefauvep DTertn Tuesday in a presidential prefer nce primary that gave Demo rats considerable hope for the uture particularly in the farm ieit The state elected 30 delegates ledged to President Eisenhower it the national Republican conven ion and 56 Kefauver vith one half vote the Democratic convention As the Eisenhower slate had only token opposition and Kefau ers delegate candidates no oppo sition at all the primary was con sirlprd a test of popularity be tween the Chief Executive and the anky Tennessee Such EISENHOWER KEFAUVER AP Wilephoto A SNAPPY atfd newsmen say goodbye to actress Grace Kelly Wednesday as she boards the liner Constitution in New York for her voy age to Monaco Shell wed Prince Rainier later this month and assume the role of Europes newest royalty a test was possible because there s no party registration in Wiscon sin and voters could vote any bal lot they choose Delegate Vote The delegate vote in of states precincts was Eisenhower R Kefauver D John Chappie RFavorite Sort It was on the basis of these comparative figures that the Dem ocrats found cheer The figures showed the Demo cratic delegates polling about 42 per cent of the total largest percentage any Demo cratic candidates have run up in a spring primary in the past several elections The Republican Eisenhower candidates got about 55 per cent of the total vote and the Chappie slate about three per cent Chappies slate was entered as a group that opposed the Presi dents foreign policy The Democratic gains led lead ei s to hail Kefiravers showing as an indication that he will be able to carry the farm belt if he wins Lhe nomination Some Republican leaders said however that the Presidents showing was a con test that indicated nothing Shows Unrest Kefauver at Miami said that the primary showed great unrest among the farmers and predicted he would carry the en tire farm belt He recently won the bulk of Minnesotas Demo cratic delegates and oiitscored an Eisenhower slate there crediting his showing in part at least to farm unrest Kefauver said that his vote in Wisconsin was much much hot ter than I expected I am greatly encouraged and I would say if I were nominated I would carry the state against Mr The Democrats made most of their gains in upstate rural areas where people have been hit hard st by lower milk hog and beef prices The Eisenhower slate gained its advantage in cities vil lages and prosperous farming communities of the southern area Philip G Kuehn Wisconsin Re publican Party chairman said the primary was a little better our way than we had h ;