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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 6, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOR S HOME EDITION VOL LXH Associated Press and UniUsd Press Full Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 6 1956 This Paper Consists of Two No 155 Harmony Reigns at GOP Caucuses Schools Falling Behind Final Report by Committee WASHINGTON LR The com mittee for the White House Con ference on Education told Presi dent Eisenhower Friday the schools have fallen far behind both the aspirations of the Amer ican people and their capabili Nevertheless the committee said in its final report There is far more to be proud of in to days schools than there is to criticize Their weaknesses usual ly stem from a lack of means rather than any defect in their Calling for action to arouse and maintain public interest the re port said schools now affect the welfare of the United States more than ever before and have be come the chief instrument for keeping this nation the fabled land of opportunity it started out to One Surprise The document con tained only one unani mous committee view that racial desegregation must be worked out by each community within the intent of the relevant Supreme Court The segregation issue received only scant attention in reports is sued during last winters confer ence It was not mentioned in summaries of preliminary state conferences which formed part of Fridays report Oa another key aid to schools the committee split three ways with a majority favoring emergency building grants Twentyeight members of the 34 member committee headed by Neil H McElroy president of Procter Gamble held that Federal aid for school con struction should be made avail able on a limited basis to all states and territories and the District of Columbia to help over come the present school building emergency under the philoso phy of encouraging greater use of state and local Minority Report A minority report signed by four members contended federal assistance should be through loans not grants Another signed by two members held that it should not be limited to building aid nor to emergency aid The majority reported it was making no recommendations re garding federal aid for school op eration It noted great division of opinion on this subject at the White House and state confer ences The report wound up a project set in motion in response to Ei senhowers call in his January 1954 state of the union message for the most thorough wide spread and concerted study the American people have ever made of their educational The committee was set up in late 1954 with Clint Pace former Dallas newspaperman as staff director During 1955 an estimated persons took part in community and state conferences The White House conference was held last Nov 28Dec 1 with nearly participants repre senting the states national or ganizations and the federal gov ernment Shortages Cited The report in broad terms drew a picture of a nation strapped for school buildings and teachers but with the financial and human resources at hand to beat these shortages if it chooses to use them Much might be accomplished also it suggested through dras tic reorganization of inefficient school districts The committee traced the build ing and teacher shortages back to the depression 30s A school house famine oegan then and lasted through the war years it said adding that many people decided against having the babies who might have grown up into todays teachers IN EMERGENCY reporter columnist Victor Riesel while a doctor examines Riesels secretary Betty Nevins in the emergency ward of a New York hospital Riesel and Miss Nevins were taken there Thursday when an assailant dashed acid onto them Push Hunt for Acid Throwing Assailant NEW YORK FBI and other federal and local agencies Friday pressed a hunt for the unidentified young man who threw sulphuric acid into the eyes of crusading labor columnist Victor Riesel Rewards totaling have been offered Full facilities of the FBI the city Police Department the Man hattan district attorneys and the attorneys office I President and Dulles Review Arab Crisis were mobilized The latest word on whether Rie sels eyesight will be lost or im paired came from Dr Geralimo eyesurgeon at St Clares Hospital The diagnosis is guarded We will not know for one week He can see now He vision now He can make out objects and light It will take however about one week before we can tell what the results will be to his vision Both eyes are damaged perhaps the right eye more than the left It is quite serious but I have hope for the U S Atty Paul W Williams called the acidthrowing a black effort to intimidate witnesses in tus monthold investigation into industrial rackets in the metropol itan area Williams said Riesel had given the Justice Department import ant information on gangster methods in the trucking and gar ment industries Riesel before being uput under sedatives told newsmen he be lieved the attack was provoked by lis radio denunciation of con victed racketeers in the Interna tional Union of Operating Engi neers Riesel was attacked on a mid Manhattan street by a man des cribed as clean cut and about 26 A woman assistant with Rie sel at the time injury About The Weather Mason City Decreasing cloudi ness and colder Friday night low 2630 Saturday mostly fair and cool high upper 40s Iowa Cloudy and colder with light rain changing to snow or mixed with snow Friday night Saturday partly cloudy and colder Low Friday night 2535 Five Day Iowa Temperatures Friday through next Wednes day will average near to slight ly below normal Cooler Satur day Warmer Sunday Cooler Monday Warming again by the middle of the week Normal lows 33 north to 38 south Nor mal highs 56 north to 61 south Precipitation will average from twotenths to onehalf inch oc curring as rain or snow Friday and again week the first of next Minnesota Flurries colder GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum Thursday 70 Minimum Thursday night 44 At 8 Friday 48 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 53 Minimum 34 WASHINGTON UP Presi dent Eisenhower and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles reviewed the tense Middle East situation Friday at an early morning White House conference The conferences were held as U S Ambassador Charles E Bohlen and George Wadsworth headed home from Moscow and Saudi Arabia for a report on Sov iet and Mideast policies White House Press Secretary James C Hagerty told newsmen it was safe to assume that the President and Dulles discussed the explosive Middle East Asked if it centered around the new fighting along the Gaza strip he replied Of Hagerty refused to comment when asked if the President and Dulles were gravely He said he could only say the dis cussion was held and would not characterize it Hagarty said he did not believe the Mideast came up for discus sion at the Cabinet meeting that followed Dulles appointment Asked if he anticipated any new foreign policy shaping up in the near future following Bohlen and Wadsworths conferences he re plied Not that I know Propose 3 Tax on Sales Plan Favored by Knudson DES MOINES W A proposal for a further increase in the Iowa sales tax rate from 2 to 3 per cent was one of several revenue measures for school aid purposes undenconsideration Friday by the Iowa Tax Study Committee The suggestion was made at a meeting of the committee Thurs day by State Sen Herman Knud son RClear Knudson rec ommended that the group consid er the increase and earmark it specifically to replace local school property taxes Other Ideas The proposal along with other revenue suggestions was referred to a subcommittee of three mem bers which was instructed to draw up a rough draft of a new state school aid bill The other sugges tions included Fixing a ceiling of 25 million dollars a year on state homestead tax credits and reducing a home owners tax credit from to annually The saving in state appropriations would be diverted for higher allotments to schools Continuing the states payments of agricultural land tax credits at a year These pay ments are designed as partial re imbursement of farmers school taxes Establishing a system of in centive aids to school districts that comply with certain educa tional standards Such aids would run as high as per pupil The effect of all the proposals would be to increase the states outlay of public school aids but no specific sum has been agreed upon On Subcommittee Named to a subcommittee which will confer with the State Department of Public Instruction were Rep Edward Oppedahl R Sen Wilbur C Moli son and Rep Frank Elwood Knudsons suggestion for a fur ther sales tax increase had a chilly reception in some commit tee quarters Rep J C Colbrun who comes from western Iowa said he was opposed to any in crease in Counties along the Iowa border across from Nebraska which presently has no sales tax have been critical of the boost in the Iowa rate from 2 to 2tt per cent voted by the 1955 Legislature They claim it has put western Iowa merchants at a competitive disadvantage 2 Mankato Men Killed in Crash FORT DODGE Manka o men Emery Blonston 52 and Harry J Cutkasky 53 were killed Friday when their pickup truck hit a Highway 169 drainage flume eight miles north of here and careened into the path of a semitrailer truck The driver of the semi Harvey Vernon 51 Sanford was not injured He told authorities the pickup truck swerved into his path so suddenly he did not have time to apply the truck brakes Both Blonston and Cutkasky were thrown from the pickup which was hit broadside Authori ties said it was not immediately determined who was driving SAME Black means traffic IB 24 hours Government Ceases Pork Buying Program WASHINGTON gov ernment announced Thursday it has stopped buying pork because seven million more girls hog prices have gone up enough enrolled in the nations schools to make the pricebolstering purlast year than in 1950 the Census chases unnecessary FFS CHERRY BLOSSOM TIMEWashingtons Tidal Basin was alive with as Japanese cherry trees came out of a winter hiding with all their spendor The choosing of the Cherry Blossom Queen will be a part of the annual event Second Trial for Stinson Set April 16 CEDAR RAPIDS lin County Atty Keith Stinson 31 who was fnnnri innnppnt of spiracy charges at Eldora Thurs day will go on trial in Federal Court here April 16 on other charges stemming from a embezzlement A District Court jury of 10 wom en and two men acquitted Stinson of charges of conspiring to swin dle an elderly Ackley widow out of The 31yearold Stinson was ac cused of plotting with George Dewey 57 to embezzle the money from Grace Potter Miller 78 Dewey pleaded guilty to state embezzlement charges and was sentenced to five years at the Fort Madison state penitentiary He received an additional federal term of three years on charges of illegal interstate transportation of securities Stinson faces the same federal charges on a fourcount indict ment It accuses him of conspir ing with Dewey to violate federal law by interstate transportation stolen property and of actual transportation of stolen property The first two counts deal with the alleged mailing of a check from Iowa to Colorado The other two dealt with the alleged mailing of two checks one for and one for from Iowa to California ENROLLMENT UP WASHINGTON WVThere were Bureau said Friday U N CeaseFire Stops New Warfare at Gaza JERUSALEM WVNew firing broke out Friday between Is raeli and Egyptian troops along the Gaza strip frontier but a ceasefire appeal appar ently halted the shooting The renewal of violence was reported from the Kissufim sec tor in which the Egyptians earlier claimed Israeli troops killed 42 civilians Thursday and wounded 103 others Both Egypt and Israel blamed the other for renewal of the fir ing But the Israelis in the mes sage to the chairman of the EgyptianIsraeli mixed armis tice commission said they had issued ceasefire orders in compliance with your personal If Egypt again breaks the ceasefire arrangement fire will be the Israeli message added At midmorning a U N spokesman said We know there was some exchange of fire at the northern part of the Gaza border this morning but it now is quiet Reports from Amman cap ital of Jordan said the truce supervision organization had announced because of the continued instability of the sit uation around the Gaza truce chief of staff Maj Gen E L M Burns had post poned his departure for Rome He was going to the Italian cap ital to meet U N Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold enroute to seek a solution of the Middle East crisis An Israeli military spokes man said an Egyptian position in the Gaza strip opened up with heavy machine gun fire at an Israeli unit He said fire was returned at these posi Pilot Withstands Temperatures of 220 Degrees F WASHINGTON W The pilot of the Bell X2 research airplane says he has sur vived a momentary tem perature i g h t degrees above the water boiling point Test pitol Bill Smithf4strickland withstood a temperature of 220 degrees applied for a few seconds and experi mentally in a pressure chamber This indicated that a pilot in the rocket powered X2 could be taken safely without refrigeration on flights where friction generated heat above the 212 degree boiling point of water Men Armed Witn Shotguns Rob Algona Theater masked bandits armed with s a wedoff shotguns held up the Starlite DriveIn The ater a mile west of here Thurs day night They got away with They would have obtained more if it had not been free Sher iff Ralph W Lindhorst said Fri day The men forced manager Dick Phillips to empty the safe and cash register in the office and concession building He said the bandits stole a 1953 Plymouth liere to stage the holdup It was found abandoned Friday morning JThe men were about 27 or 28 years old of medium height and build One was dark haired and the other red One wore dark glasses Rudd Voters Pass Bond Issue for School RUDD Voters in the Rudd School District passed a 3ond issue to build an addition to he school There were 146 votes or the proposal and 27 against The new addition will house the vocational agriculture farm me chanics and home economics de partments and kindergarten first grade and eighth grade class rooms Storm Lake Farmer Victim of Burns STORM LAKE John son a farmer living near Newell died Thursday night in Buena Vis ta County Hospital here from burns suffered when his clothing caught fire while he was destrriy ng weeds A passing motorist took him to he hospital here He is survived by his wife and one daughter Strickland to Be Delegate to Convention Single Slates Adopted Martin Sar in Addresses DES MOINES almost un precendented harmony Iowa Re ublican caucuses Friday morn ng chose without a single con test 16 of the 26 delegates who vill cast Iowas national conven ion votes for President Eisen howers renomination In each of the eight districts the single slate of was adopted There were no caucus fights such as occurred four years ago between adherents of Eisen hower and the late Sen Robert Taft Ten delegates at large were to e named late in the day Some districts specifically en dorsed President Eisenhower and Vice President Nixon for reelec tion Others left that to the after noon convention itself with a feei ng of assurance that it would be done Committeeman Race Veteran convention goers said seldom have district caucuses been so unanimous in their deci sions and as peaceful and har monious These were the early develop ments of the days can presidential convention DES By E A NOREM Charles E MOINES Clear Lake w a elected a delegate to the nationa convention of the Republicai Party from the Third Congres sional District at the district cau cus held Friday morning in con nection with the state Republican convention Paul G Norris editor and pub lisher of the Marshalltown Times Republican was elected as the other delegate from the district Roll Call Opening the caucus Paul Smith Tama 3rd district com mitteeman asked for a roll call of the counties Calling alphabet ically Blackhawk yielded to Cerro Gordo E R Boyle of Clear Lake placed Stricklands name in nomination Bremer County then yielded to Marshall County and Norris name was placed in nomination Two alternates were then nomi nated Leona McAllister Conrad and Keith Carstens Ackley The nomination committee named 10 delegates at large Boyd Hayes Charles City and LeRoy Redfern Waterloo were nominated Hayes withdrew stat ing that he and Redfern favored naming Enid Robinson Hampton as a delegate at large and also Ed Kelly Des Moines past presi dent of the Veterans League Red Fern was elected Credentials Committee Named to the credentials com mittee was William Mooty nindy Center Permanent Or ganization Ralph Stuart Hamp on Rules Committee C H Burma Allison Resolutions Com mittee Don Kliebenstein Grundy Center Cerro Gordo County went into he state convention with mem bers divided on support of two candidates for the national coni nittee Charles E Wittenmeyer Davenport and Warren Rees Anamosa Other highlights include rnak ng a late afternoon choice be tween Charles Wittenmeyer Dav enport and Warren Rees Anamo sa as national committeeman ti succeed Robert K Goodwin Des Moines who is resigning Chief morning speakers were Robert Sar Charles City farmer and Sen Thomas E Martin Mar tin called Democratic cam paign Operation Big Wind and rapped criticisms made against Sen B B Hickenlooper by R M Evans of Arnolds Park Evans WITTEMEYER REES CHARLES E STRICKLAND former national AAA chief is a Democratic aspirant for fficken loopers Senate seat Called Bureaucrat Martin called Evans a New Deal Sar asserted that Democrats who control both houses of Con gress are for political reasons doing everything possible to sabo age President Eisenhowers pro gram He blamed past Democrat policies for present farm bills State Chairman Don Pierson in remarks opening the convention aid We are taking the first steps ovvard the nomination of a man or president who is dedicated to naintaining our basic freedoms and to preserving the resident DwightD One of the prime topics of dele gate discussion was the Rees Vittenmeyer committeeman con est Rees is a former 2nd Congres ional District member of the partys state committee Witten meyer presently is serving as 1st district member of the commit ee Anna Lomas Red Oak is un pposed for national committee voman There were voting dele Tates qualified for the state con ention some representing each f the states 99 counties There Iso were junior delegates chosen from throughout the state as observers All of the business of the state convention was transacted at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium This was the first time in many years that the state convention was all conducted under one roof Formerly various hotels were used for district caucuses and convention committee meetings and the convention itself was held iti a theater r 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