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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 10, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for City of Progress and Friendliness Thats Mason City MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXII Associated Press and United Prtss Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 10 1956 Seniors Receive Awards School Work Recognized This Paper Consists of Two One No 151 A number of North Iowa high school seniors including three from Mason City have been awarded certificates of merit by the National Merit Scholarship orp These students are esti mated to be iii the top onehalf of nne per cent in ability of all MARINE STILL C McKeon is the Marine sergeant who led a group of recruits into swampland at Parris Island bunday resulting in the death of five A sixth is still missing He is being held in detention At center a helicopter searches the creek AP Wirephotos where the men drowned The creek is dry at low tide At right David McPherson Chatham sits in deep thought while rescue opera tions continued He was one of the survivors of the illfated march Sergeant Held in Marines Deaths PARRIS ISLAND S C Wl A Marine sergeant who led 75 re cruits into a tidal stream where five drowned and another disap peared said Tuesday that he or dered the night march to teach them S Sgt Matthew C McKeon 31 Worcester would not talk to reporters before a closed in Want Better Conditions for Military AUGUSTA Ga W President Eisenhower called Tuesday for quiry into the Sunday night dis aster began at the headquarters building of this Marine recruit de pot He was being held in deten tion pending the outcome of the investigation But McKeon issued a statement through his counsel 1st Lt Jeere miah Collins Newark N Y The words Im sorry ex pressed to the parents cant tell them how I feel because I cant find words to express my said the sergeants statement My purpose in taking the platoon to the river was to teach them He added It is no excuse that I had not been in the area before and did not realize the stream we entered was a tidal stream or that it was unusually deep for the area General Randolph Pate Marine Corps pommanHapt said at a speedy congressional approval of a sixpoint program to bolster our power for peace through attracting more U S youth to military careers Only when we have created a military career service which can compete with the attractive op portunities available in civilian pursuits will we be able to stop the wasteful losses from our armed forces and attract individ uals to those Eisenhow er said in identical letters to Vice President Nixon and House Speak er Rayburn Wilsons Letter From his vacation headquarters here the President also sent along to Congress a letter to him from Secretary of Defense Wilson which said The loss of trained personnel continues to be the most extrava gantly expensive and disruptive obstacle to the strengthening of our armed forces today Wilson said there is urgent need for fast action by Congress to 1 Remove what he called in equities and inconsistencies by providing a system of survivor benefits that will not only bear some relationship to the attain ments of the serviceman at the time of his death but would en able widows to maintain at least minimum standards over their 2 Assure medical care for all dependents of military personnel either at military hospitals or un der an insurance plan at civilian hospitals Wilson said about 40 per cent of military dependents cannot now be given care through service facilities 3 Enact legislation which would place about 50 per cent of Army and Air Force total officer strength in the regular officer category 4 Provide career incentives for medical and dental officers and nurses 5 Provide better housing Many young officers cite poor quarters for their wives and children as their chief reason for leaving the service Wilson said 6 Approval of legislation al ready introduced which would authorize continued retirement of commissioned Army and Air Force officers at currently held temporary grades Existing leg islation expires Dec 31 STRIKE AT MACYS NEW YORK thou s a n d unionized employes of Macys the worlds largest de partment store went on strike Tuesday against the giant Man hattan store and its four subur ban branches news conference that McKeon did not have authority for disciplinary matters nor for scheduling such a march The recruits were taken into a swampy marshland bordering this training base As the official in quiry began some of the survivors related tales of swirling cold water inky blackness and panic Meanwhile the search for the missing man continued The men were not carrying weapons and were not dressed in full field equipment when they entered the waters of the 65foot wide stream Maj Gen Joseph C Burger commanding general of the base said this is a most serious trag edy and one which I am investi gating to the fullest No one regrets this incident more than The Marine Corps identified the victims as Donald Francis OShea Brook lyn N Charles Francis Reil ly of Clyde N Jerry Lament Thomas of Alexandria Le roy Thompson of Brooklyn N Norman Alfred Wood of Bay Shore N Y Still missing was Thomas Cur tis Hardeman Vidalia Ga Parris Island primarily is a re cruit training center The men had been here since Feb 22 and recently were moved to barracks near a rifle range about a mile from the swamp Gen Burger said in a state ment Monday According to a preliminary investigation the drill instructor took his platoon on a hike about 9 Sunday He marched them about a mile to an uninhabited marshy and swamp area Not completely familiar with the terrain the drill instruc tor led his men into the swamp and into a stream With no lights and in the en suing confusion the missing men were lost in the Some of the men apparently stepped into mud holes after en tering the water others slipped or fell and were dragged by the strong current of the stream According to the survivors the confusion turned into near panic and many of the men struggled wildly in the water their water Urges Repeal of Increase in Sales Tax SIOUX CITYRepeal of the onehalf cent increase in the sales tax voted by the last Iowa Gen eral Assembly was urged by W7 H Nicholas Mason City Tues day in a talk before the 8th dis trict Republican Womens Coun cil at the Mayfair Hotel here I have always had a lot of admiration for and confidence in the members of the said Nicholas who is a candidate for the Republican nomination for Iowa lieutenant governor Hard Workers I think there is no other group of men who work as hard for the good of all of us as do our Legislators as a rule I can go along with them in their decisions However this last Leg Mature did something that I did not like I was not here at the time and I do not know just who was responsible I suppose it was chiefly the leaders I do not know how you people in Sioux City feel about the mat ter but I feel that the enactment of the onehalf cent additional sales tax was one of the silliest things to happen in many years I am not criticizing the Legisla ture because they no doubt felt hat the state needed the addi tional revenue but why the half cent tax Why not place an addi tional one cent tax for one year and then terminate the tax Definite Promise Show the people we can take a tax off as well as place it on Therefore 1 want to say to you people that if you will elect me ieutenant governor I will en deavor to get this obnoxious one half penny sales tax repealed and that is a definite promise I realize that the lieutenant governor does not have the right o vote and it is ridiculous to expect him to do all things but I feel sure with my experience as a former Jieutenant governor and president of the Senate in he 54th General Assembly I will be in a position to get this one cent sales tax Nicholas concluded About The Weather Mason Cify Partly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday Warmer Wednesday Low Tues day night low 30s High Wednes day low 60s Iowa Partly cloudy through Wednesday Cooler south por tion Tuesday night Warmer Wednesday Low Tuesday niTht 2335 High Wednesday 50s northwest 60s elsewhere Fur ther outlook Partly cloudy and slightly cooler Thursday Minnesota Fair and warmer GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Tuesday v Maximum Monday 51 Minimum Monday night 25 At 8 Tuesday 41 YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 41 U S Treasury Now to Be Known as the Treasury Dept WASHINGTON LB After 167 years of uncertainty the Treasury has an official name It is The Treasury Depart Secretary Humphrey an nounced Tuesday Humphrey selected the name to go in gold letters on the four sides of the Treasury Building after checking results of an in formal poll via the newspapers We have chosen The Treasury suggested by 18 per sons which is one of the two names used in the act of Sept 2 1789 under which the Treasury was Humphrey said He added that he likes that name because it is short and Grimes Man Dies of Accident Injuries DES MOINES Mo sier 26 Grimes died at a hos pital here Monday of injuries suffered in a car crash near Camp Dodge last Thursday He was injured when a car driven by his mother Mrs Ray Hosier 57 went out of control and hit a pole on Highway 141 She remained hospitalized Secretary of U N Opens Peace Drive TEL AVIV Israel Sec retary General Dag Hammar skjold launched his Palestine peace mission Tuesday against a backdrop of mounting ArabIsraeli violence He held a brief confer ence with Israeli government of ficials here then flew on to Cairo Hammarskjold landed Tuesday morning at Lydda Airport south east of Tel Aviv and was met by Maj Gen E L M Burns truce chief He spent two hours in consultation with Burns and other officials then came into Tel Aviv for lunch with the Israeli leaders In midafternoon he took off for Cairo accompanied by Burns There he is to meet Egyptian Premier Gamal Abdel Nasser He is to return to Israel Monday a spokesman said Border clashes continued un checked Monday and Monday night despite the imminent ar rival of the secretary seek ing means of dampering Arab Israeli tension An official Syrian spokesman reported in Damascus that an Is raeli military attempt to pene trate Syrian territory was checked Monday night by a Syrian patrol An Egyptian spokesman at Gaza said an Israeli patrol of 30 soldiers crossed the demarcation line near Deir El Ballah south of Gaza Monday afternoon and opened fire on Egyptian forces but was driven back after a half hour of fighting He said there were no Egyptian casualties but Egypt bad protested the incident to the Mixed Armistice Commis sion SAME Black flag traffle death In M aoarj soaked clothes and heavy shoes hindering them in the soft muddy bottom of the icy stream Most of the men made their way back to their barracks in one group and a roll call showed sev en men missing However one Pvt Clarence Edward Cox Lenoir N was found on a small island Prestige of Adlai in Major Test BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Adlai Stevenson underwent a prestige test in Tuesdays Illinois primary while Sen Estes Kefau ver his active rival for the Demo cratic presidential nomination bounced back to New Jersey for another round of campaigning there Appealing for a big vote in his home states presidential prefer ence Stevenson said Monday This one means a great deal to Stevenson battling to make a comeback after a serious defeat at Kefauvers hands in Minnesota last month told fellow Democrats the whole nation be watch ing the results of the Illinois pri mary voting Although Stevenson is the only Democrat entered in the popular ity poll political observers around the country will be watching how he fares in comparison with Pres ident Eisenhower the major en try in the GOP primary there Also to be scrutinized will be Stevensons showing as compared with Kefauvers in 1952 when the Tennessee senators name was the only one printed on the Demo cratic primary ballot in Illinois Kefauver polled votes in that primary Kefauver flew to New Jersey Monday night after speaking at a Cumberland JeffersonJack son dinner and a day of vote hunting in the District of Colum bia Thieves Get in Breakins at Two Schools Both the Meservey and Swale dale Schools were broken into Monday night and a total of stolen In both cases according to dep uty sheriffs entrance was gained through a basement door and nothing was disturbed except in the offices mi At Meservey the burglars at tempted to pry open a rear door but finally broke the glass so they could open it from the inside They broke open a strong box in a filing cabinet and took approxi mately At Swaledale the basement door was pried open as was a filing cabinet and cash drawer Approx imately in cash was reported missing Endorsed checks were left by the robbers and a large safe was seemingly untouched Authorities believe the breakins were connected with breakins Monday at Dows Goldfield and Gait Some money was taken at each school but the amount was not known definitely high school seniors in the nation The Mason City students earn ing the awards are Brian G Brunsvold 930 Jefferson Norma J Cook 807 Pennsylvania and Robert A Peck 86 Brook Terrace Other North Iowa students listed as receiving the certifi c a t e s of merit are Sandra F Shumway and Richard J Vipond Algona Sharon R Bradley Clar ion Lowell E Bryan Clear Lake Glenn L Berge Decorah Shirley H Flint Dows Mary A Evans Garner Idelle M John son Leland Richard J Gleason New Hampton Karen L Meis geier Oelwein and Ellen M Fox Osage Honored More than top notch stu dents from every state in the na tion have been awarded the cer tificate of merit There were 338 high schools entered in the competition Hundreds of thou sands of students were covered in the search for those best able to benefit from a college education The names of the certificate winners are being circulated among colleges universities and other scholarship granting agen cies throughout the United States The certificate winners and an even smaller group now being ap praised as scholarship winners were screened from sen iors The were nominated by their high school principals to take the first National Merit Scholarship Corp test last Octo ber 504 Scholarships Some 504 students whose names will be announced May 1 will receive merit scholarships The others including the North Iowa youths listed receive the honorary certificates of award The certificates go to those be lieved to be of merit scholarship caliber but who could not be given scholarships because of in sufficient funds When the first test was taken last fall more than a million dol lars was available Since that time 16 corporations in this coun try joined the program adding a second million This was matched by the scholarship corporation to make a total of million avail able for the coming school year The scholarships awarded this year by the National Merit Schol arship Corp will have an aver age total value to student and college of and will cover all four years of coliego AP Wirephoto TRIAL F Parker native of Henderson Iowa marks time at the Lin coln sheriffs office Tues day as selection of a jury con tinues Parker 24 is charged in the December strangulation of his wife Nancy He form erly was city forester at Lin coln Station KSMN Purchased for Radio Station KSMN has been sold to Land o Corn Broadcast ers Webster City The pur chase for is subject to approval by the Federal Commu nications Commission The station was sold by Rob ert Carson and associates Charles V Warren president of Webster City also is presi dent of the new corporation It was created he said by himself and Mrs Warren to piircTfase KSMN No changes in personnel at KSMN are contemplated when and If the new owners lake over Warren stated KSMN broadcasts on 1010 kilo cycles daytime only with watts power Carson was out of the city and could not be reached for a statement Warren for a number of years was a member of the Associated Press staff in the Des Moines bureau and for eight years in Washington D representing Iowa AP newspapers He also served in the Bureau of Public Works and during World War II was director of information for the Office oE Defense Transporta tion After the war he returned as editor of the Webster City Free man Journal He and Mrs War ren sold the newspaper two year ago Since that time he has de voted his time to the presidency of KJFJ Ike Sets MidEast Policy Would Respond to U N Vote AUGUSTA Ga isenhower left virtually no doubt Tuesday he would ask Congress or authority to use troops n the turbulent Middle East if the United Nations voted to quell any aggression there A statement of policy deal ing with ArabIsraeli strife set forth the Presidents view of the iituation as his vacation head quarters here announced he will make a major foreign policy ad dress in Washington April 21 James C Hagerty White House press secretary said Eisenhower will speak that night at a ban quet concluding the annual meet ing of the American Society of Newspaper Editors Hagerty went into no detail on the foreign pol icy theme but it appeared likely tho MidEast will come in for Presidential attention Sign Statement A little less than four hours aft er Eisenhower arrived here from Washington Monday for a week of golf and work the vacation White House here put out a signed statement saying the President and Secretary of State Dulles re gard with the utmost serious ness the repeated incidents of hostility in the Middle The statement issued with full approval of Eisenhower and Dulles said further stntpfr in nppnM PreDraft Reserve Pay Boost Approved WASHINGTON Monday approved a bill to boost the pay of prodraft age youth who sign up for the now six months active duty reserve train ing program The bill raises their pay from S50 to S78 a month while on ac live duty MESERVEY Sheriff Bill McGHI looks over a combination filing cabinetsafe looted of about Monday in the Meservey High School Thieves also robbed the Swaleclale of about Monday night by breaking into a cash drawer and filing cabinet Rear doors in both schools were broken to ob tain entry ance with its responsibilities un der the charter of the United Na tions will observe its commit ments within constitutional means to oppose any aggression in the area The United States is likewise determined to support and assist any nation which might be sub jected to such aggression The United States is confident that other nations will act similarly in the cause of Support The statement also pledged U S support in the fullest measure for the Middle East pence mission of Dag Hammar skjold the U N secretary general That pledge the White House here said is in line with the unanimous vote of the Security Council the body on which all the members of the United Nations have conferred primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and The implicit emphasis in the statement issued as ArabIsraeli border fighting and killing con tinued was on 1 fulfilling commitments under charter terms with respect to quashing aggression and 2 doing so within constitutional Latter Point As for the latter point Eisen hower told a news conference last week he never would send American forces into any action which could be interpreted as war without prior approval of Congress Mondays statement clearly means that if the Security Council labeled any nation an ag gressor in the Middle East and called for use of force to halt ag gression the President would feel obligated to put the matter before Congress for a final de cision on committing troops Dulles meanwhile arranged a conference in Washington with 14 top congressional leaders Tuesday with regard to the Mid dle East situation Members of both parties were included Hayfield Cafe Is Robbed of Beer Cigarettes Kadera Cafe Tuesday was robbed of beer and cigarettes amounting to The theft occurred between and 7 An unlocked cash drawer containing was not touched The Kaderas live next door to the cafe but did not hear the robbers enter Entry was gained by forcing the lock on the front door with a screwdriver Hancock County Sheriff L M Dutch Brower investigated Agnes Kadera and her son Fred who operate the cafe live next door They said they did not hoar the robbers ;