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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 18, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for LOBE HOME f on SON The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors VOL 97 Associated and United Preu International Full Lease Wires MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL II 7c Copy of Two Guards Rush Prison Free Hostages Herter Named to Replace Dulles Chairman Has Much Influence Butler Morton Help Shape Up Party Policy By ROWLAND EVANS JR New York Herald Tribune News Service WASHINGTON A profes sional politician high in the councils of one of the two great parties was musing aloud Sometimes I wonder how much influence the chairman of a national committee really does have over the course of events I suppose that on bal ance if he knows what hes do ing he can wield a quite re markable What happened to Leonard W Hall in 1955 suggests an apt il lustration of the second part of that remark The date was Sept 26 one day after President Eis enhowers heart attack in Den ver Hall under almost intoler able strain hastened back to Washington from a New Eng land speaking engagement WHEN HE LANDED in New York to change planes report ers pounced on Hall for a rich fare of news Mr Chairman they chanted what about 1956 Who is going to candi date now The response was certain to set the tone and mood of the whole Republican Party in a critical hour Hall smiled blandly then stag gered his audience with his fam ous statement that the heart at tack meant no change in campaign plans and It would again be Eisenhower Nixon in i9567DfficiaI policy on a matter of grave urgency had been firmly laid down Two months later after a long NEW SECRETARY AT lyappointed Secretary of State Chris tian Herter and his wife play with the v AP Phofofax family pets a pair of Cairn terriers in this domestic scene at their Washing tonhome confidential talk with the Pres ident Hall flatly forecast that Vice President Richard M Nix on would be on the ticket in such a way as to discourage at many places Friday speculation of some other viceUlgona got nearly an inch presidential candidate land a half Well over an inch fell at Dubuque Forest City More Rain in Iowas Forecast More rain is due lo head into Iowa Salurday night accom panied by warmer weather Soaking rains welcomed by farmers and gardeners alike STILL LATER when Harold Stassen tried inflate his dump Nixon balloon Hall helped flatten it and then per sonally got Christian Herter Stassens vice presidenlial can didate to agree to nominate Nixon This bit of history becomes pertinent in view of the depart Northwood and Fairfield There was nearly an inch al City Cedar Rapids son Ma and Garner and threefourths of an inch or more at Oltumwa Albia Lamoni and North English Temperatures dropped inlo Ihe 30s at many places Saturday morning Sioux Citv and Council JMason City Mostly cloudy through Sunday Showers and thunderstorms Sunday possi bly beginning late Saturday night Warmer Saturday night lows in the mid 40s Little temperature change Sunday highs in the low 50s Iowa Considerable cloudiness through Sunday Showers and thunderstorms spreading northeastward across the state Saturday night and con tinuing Sunday Warmer most of the stale Saturday night and in the southeast Sunday Lows Saturday night in the 40s Highs Sunday in the mid ure of Meade Alcorn Halls and Ua cessor Sen Thruslon B Morton of Kentucky has succeeded him He will take charge of a Nation al committee soon to be in the vortex of the struggle for the Republican Presidential nomin ation His opposite number Paul M Butler has already shown signs of choosing up sides in the far more complex strug gle for the Democratic Presi dential nomination The National committees and their chairmen are nowhere near as old as the Constitution 40s northwest 60s southeast to the lower Further out and thunder storms with little change in temperature Monday Dalai Lama Condemns Red China TEZPUR India W The Da ai Lama Saturday accused the Chinese Communists of destroy ng Tibetan monasteries killing lamas and sending monks into abor gangs The fugitive23yearold god dng disclosed that the seeds of the revolt that spread over the itlle Himalayan country were sown as far back as 1955 The Dalai Lama issued a itatement denouncing Ihe Com munisls on arriving in Ihis lea growing town and declared ne came lo India of his free He slipped out of his pal ace in Lhasa a month ago to Senate Approval Certain AUGUSTA Ga A Herter Saturday was named President Eisenhower to be the new secretary of state The President personally an nounced his choice with Herter mdersecretary since 1957 sland ng at his side at a news con ererice Herter is being elevated to the Cabinet to succeed cancerstrick en John Foster Dulles who re signed last Wednesday THE PRESIDENT announced lis intention to send Hertors nomination to the Senate next veek Swift confirmation has een predicted With that Eisenhower left h oom and Herter met wit newsmen for about 15 minutes Herter 64 was asked whethc ic plans any change in U S for ign policy He replied with mile he does not want to ge nto that matter until he ha een confirmed Herter formally announce bat at Eisenhowers persona equest pul to him last Monday e had undergone a complet hysical checkup at Johns Hop ins University Hospital at Bal imore Md Hertersaid he had not been in ormed yet regarding the re ults but White House Prcs Hagert chimed in that tie medical re suits were satisfactory in everj way Everything is Hagertj said TENSION MOUNTS AP Pliolofax Prison guards and National Guardsmen map rescue plans in front of the walls of Montana State Prison at Deer Lodge Although the attack came during the officials earlier had HERTER former governor 01 Massachusetts has suffered from arthritis of the hips for the ast several years There has been some concern as to whether he would be up to landing the grueling burden of he office Although Herter normally uses ight crutches for walking he moved around the presidential uite of offices unaided Herter was flown to Eisenhow ers vacation headquarters Sat urday morning by helicopter rom his plantation at Green ond Herter arrived there Friday from Washington to pend the weekend Herter will return to Washing on on Monday to prepare for is imminent departure for Ihe aris meeting of western forj ign ministers beginning April planned their strategy right and were waiting for the 29 Cars Derailed Some Trainmen Bruisec NEW PRAGUE Minn Twentynine a Minne apolis Louis freight train were derailed Saturday on the main line beween Min neapolis and Mason City Trie accident happened about miles north of here But railroad officials in suf ison City had 36 Other owsJMmnesota Showers continued ranged up to 41 al Sunday 3848 Fridays h ig h e s t readings were from 57 degrees at Sioux City and Council Bluffs to 68 at Burlington Mason City had 59 Sunday mornings lows are due to be mostly in the 40s 10th Boy in Row for California Couple LOS ANGELES Wi Heres GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Saturday Maximum 59 Minimum 36 At 8 36 Precipitalion 53 YEAR AGO Maximum 81 Minimum 43 GOOD AND BAD VENTURA Calif Rodney r lead lhe RED CHINAS Premier Chourlelegation to the May 11 Enlai was slill insisling lhal ing of foreign ministers with thei jn the youth revered as the living Soviet Union in Geneva Buddha had been kidnaped by Tibetan rebels He expressed hope he would return to his cap ital in Lhasa Breaking traditional silence the Dalai Lama charged in a stalemenl lhat the Chinese Communisls had broken No Need for Law Revision Fuel Tax Audit Report DES MOINES UF A specia threeman commission appoint ed by Gov Herschel Loveless announced Friday that on the jasis of an audit of the states motor vehicle fuel tax division revision in the present motor fuel tax law is not war anted The commission had been ap oinled by the governor after cports that the slate was los g millions of dollars in motor chicle fuel taxes as a result of mproper administration The situation came lo a boil few months ago when State Yeasurer M L Abrahamson red George Marchi as com mission director The Legislature later recom mended that a Chicago account ng firm Peal Marwick litchell and appointed o make an audit of the motor Firemen from Parkersburgjvehicle fuel lax division andj plinglonand Acklcy broughljalso make a study of the taxi men could not be termed ser Most of the injuries were classed as bruises While repairs are being made the lines trains will be rerouted over Chicago and Northwestern tracks Reports said the derailment may have been caused by a rail separation and estimates of time to make track repairs ranged from 12 hours to 2 days Damage in Austinville Elevator Fire AUSTINVILLE Fire of un etermined origin destroyed a rain elevator and feed house riday night Damage was estimated unof cially at about After that conference Her vc pumpcrs i0 help fight thclaw and its administration AS A RESULT the sion said that we believe that their 1951 promise lo respect Tibetan autonomy The Dalai Lama disclosed that he had accepled an invitalion lo attend a cultural show in the nor as old as parly Howard Edward Hall G Poston has two traffic cila Q What powers do they have How faimly and Uons The first was a 55 prize Cnjnce headquarlers in Lhasa are these powers exercised fcw bov bo boy I for courteous driving in a KiMarch 10 Bul tnc slateincnl Whal are their functions and bo bov bo Cllib campaign The secsak a crowf f wm Tjbcla iand al Queen of Angelsond brought a S12 fine for for his safct physicaUy boy to yield the rightofway r In the elevator were ui bushels of and Leaders of Riot Dead Drama Lasted 36 Hours DEER LODGE Mont UPI Fifty heavily armed National Guardsmen stormed the Mon tana State Prison under cover of bazooka machinegun and rifle fire early Saturday to smash a rebellion and rescue 16 hostage guards The revolt ended when two convict ringleaders cornered in the prisons northwest tower were killed Warden F I o yd Powell said it appears that Lee Smart 19 killed Jerry Myles 44 ard then shot himself Three other diehard inmates who holed up with theirring leaders surrendered to the hel meted troops who surged into the compound Their surrender marked an end to the furious pitched battle TWO NATIONAL Guardsmen were wounded Lt Francis Pul liam of Missoula was shol in the right hip and the right leg His condition was not serious The other guardsman was wounded but did not re quire hospitalization Myles was a burglar with a long criminal record Smart was convicted of murdering a Colorado salesman They and three others had re treated to the northwest tower when the guardsmen made their spectacular assault Guardsmen called on them to surrender Three convicts came out with their hands up The troops again called on Myles and Smart to surrender When hey got no response they fired a bazookashot al lhe lower THE BODIES of the two hold out convicts were found when the guardsmen moved into the smoking ruins The troops poured a withering barrage of fire into lhe cell blocks where lhe convicls cen tered their resistance earlier There was a spallering of re lurn fire which quickly ended Floodlights came on The 36 hour rebellion was over In its wake the prisons depu ty warden was dead He was shol lo death when lhe convicts seized control at lhe dinner hour Thursday A guard was stabbed and later freed Fifteen of the guards held hos tage appeared in good condi tion The 16th guard identified only commisias Backman was struck in the face by a rifle butt of corn while Ihe storage build ing conlaincd 50 tons of sacked feed NO COMPLAINTS COLDWATER Mich There were no taxpayer com plaints when the city council jSalurday voted itself a 100 per lo the enforcement of the iaw are the result of deficient ad ministrative practices and pro The commission recommend ed that an effective plan of organization should be devel HELD WITH THEM during the rebellion were five convicts described as stool pigeons be cause they had informed prison officials on their fellow con victs Their fate was not deter mined Four bazooka shots were fired oped for the treasurers office Their booming explosions rocked including the adoption of regulations manuals of proce SAME 162 I cent pay increase The council durc and position descriptions gels no pay so 100 per cent ofj The commission further said that aulhority duties and re impossibilities of administrative sponsibilities THE COMMITTEE is the agent of the national convention and operates as such during the fouryear intervals between the nominating conventions In the old days there were no nomin ating conventions and hence no committees The Presidcnlial nominees used to be selected by the Congressional caucus The Democrats broke away from this system in 1832 and the Re publicans organized their first convention in 1856 the year the Party was founded What Hall did in 1955 a cen tury later is an example admit tedly conspicuous that offers some idea of the influence and power that the Chairman of a National Committee may exert he is so inclined and if he knows how to exploit his posi tion Castro Scores Triumph but Position Isnt Clear WASHIN G T 0 N UPI American officials said Satur day Fidel Castro has scored a personal triumph during lhe first days of his current U S visit but has failed to state clearly his position on a num ber of issues including al leged Communist infiltration in his Cuban government The bearded rebel leader they said seemed lo create a favorable impression during a twohour fiveminute earn est explanation of the Cuban situation before the American The chairman is in a limited but nevertheless fundamental way Ihe spokesman for many jupects of hia Partys affairs i Society of Newspaper Editors Despite his sincerity these mitting himself on a number of issues Typical they said was Castros answer to the question of Communist infil tration in Cuba The 32yearold prime min ister denied he or his 26th of July movement was Commu nistic but he declined to state flatly whether he would take sides in case of a war between the United States and the So viet Union From the popular stand point Castros unofficial visit lo Washington was a great success His campaign hat beard and open neck green army fatigue uniform Were officials said he avoided com leading tourist attraction jprevented him from going THEREAFTER the people themselves decided to raise bodyguard for the protection ofj lhe Dalai lhe statement said Large crowds of wenl aboul lhe streets demonr strating against the Chinese rule in The Dalai Iiama said he tried to maintain friendly rcla lions with the Communisls butil they began moving in reinforce ments and on March 17 fired two or three mortar shells in thei direction of his palace The godl king decided to flee The Dalai Lama was smiling and waved to crowds on his journey to Mussborie his home incxile north of New Delhi VET BENEFITS DES MOINES H Veterans and their families in Iowa re ceived in cash bene fits and services in the fiscal year of 1958 inolhing is still nothing the entire area in morning darkness the early The ba zookas normally an antitank weapon in warfare shelled a gaping hole in the south wall of the north cellblock where the and olhcr employes should bejhostages were held I c a r 1 y eslablishcd Efforls National Guardsmen slormed hould be directed the cpmmistinto the compound and quickly sion said loward effective ad ministration of the present for at least one full year AT THAT TIME a fairer and more reliable evaluation of the law and any deficiencies there in can be the one ant onehalf page commission re port said This program would also allow ample lime for study and analysis of suggested or proposed revisions in the The commission pointed ou that any atlempt to amend the law in this legislative sessipn would leave very iitlle lime for appropriale consideration and could result in revisions which would weaken rather than im prove it The LIFEBOAT SEDAN A new plastic lifeboat all enclosed and with bubble observation domes is shown being demonstrated in Bremerhaven West Germany It is dieselpowered seats 40 is watertight all over will right itself from any position commission urged that prompt action be taken to em ploy a new division director order lo have him participate and assist in the development of organization and procedure re visions i look control of the scene Flood lights bathed the area as the sporadic firing waned and died Clouds of tear gas climbed into the crisp air Guard Laurence Cozzens one of the hostages said they were concerned by convict threats to douse them with naphtha and turn them into human torches in the event an armed assault was attempted WE HEARD the convicts yell Theyre coming in he said We got mattresses and hem up to the bars of the cells o keep them from throwing in the naphtha We heard the ba zooka shots then some running We were still holding up thes mallresses when we saw a Na ional Guardsman He told us to get them out of theway He pened the cell and we left on lie dead run We ran through fie main cellblock and out through the womans ;