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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 21, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North lowot Doily Newspoper Edited lor HOBM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NOKTH I 0 W A N S NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI Prcw cad United PrcM Full Seven ConU a MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 21 1955 TbU Consists o Two OM Itt Guard in Practice Maneuver Alert Is Successful By DRAKE MABRY It was just supper time Wednes day when Maj Jake Magnanis phone rang The portly commander of Mason Citys National Guard battalion knew what it was without answering it The Pentagon had finally pushed the button for a nationwide test of the entire National Guard the first in its history The test officially began at 6 in the Midwest Immediately plans formed weeks In advance went into action Maj Magnani called his company com manders who in turn called previ ously assigned zone leaders about the alert Within 20 minutes most of the National Guardsmen in Ma son City and surrounding towns knew that the big test was on 61 Iowa Towns Guardsmen in the Mason City area joined men in 60 other Iowa towns in the alert A total of about lowans participated in the test Twentysix Air National Guard units from Iowa were alerted and took to the air Two of the F80 Shooting Star jets screached over Mason City about Throughout the nation fuard units composed of PHOTOS ON PACE 12 men were called to duty for the three hour alert They were on duty within two hours after the alarm sounded The test was conducted on the premise that Minneapolis had been bombed and there was a chance that a parachute drop would be made by the enemy on Mason City The job of the local unit was to protect the vital areas from sabo tage and to hold themas long as possible against any enemy Notices on radio and TV in formed many of the men When the grapevine called by phone many were already on their way to the armory Cpl James Grell and Sgt John Bailey both in a machine gun squad were the first to arrive at the armoryThey heard about the alert on the radio reporting to headquarters at just seven minutes after the alert sounded Arrivtd Soon The rest of the two units sta tioned here Hq and Hq Company and H Company of the 133rd In fantry Regiment began to arrive Sales Tax Increase Junked by House AP Wirephoto WE WANT A GO the point that the Iowa Legislature has been in session the customary 100 days and that they want to go home are these members of the House left to Reps Sersland Pendleton RStorm Lake and Wilson RRockwell Sersland and Wilson are asking Rules Chairman Pendleton if theres any law about proper attire in the didnt find any Ceylon Premier Denounces Communistic Colonialism Chou Enlai in Demand to Make Reply BANDUNG Indonesia Minister Sir John Kotelawala of Ceylon denounced Communist co lonialism at the AsianAfrican conference Thursday Red Chinas Premier Chou Enlai obviously disturbed immediately demanded loon afterwards time to make a reply By the first squad hadi sir John appearing before a changed into their uniforms drawn scssion Of the Political weapons clambered into the back committee demanded that the of a truck and rushed to their post Mason City waterworks They were under the command of 2nd Lt Richard D Rourke a veteran of years Guard duty The local unit part of the 34th Division of the IowaNebraska Nfc tional Guard was assigned eight key spots to guard and patrol dur ing the alert They were the sugar beet and Taylor Street bridges Peoples Gas and Elec tric waterworks municipal airport telephone company the water tower and pumping station and an electric transformer By squads had been dis patched to all of these places radio contact was established with head quarters in Des Moines and outly ing units of the battalion and a se curity guard had been established round headquarters in the Na tional Guard Armory Troops in Mason City and other towns in I o w a were generally armed with rifles carbines and pistols but no live ammunition was issued Some squads carried ma chine guns and cmplaced them around the area they were as signed to protect Reported Lost The more than 150 guardsmen who participated in the exercise didnt waste much time reporting to their unit Twenty minutes after the alert sounded 50 per cent about 31 men of H company were in the armory The latecomers were mostly men who lived out side of Mason City They came from Lake Mills Riceville Crystal Lake Grafton and other towns A jeep tour with Maj Magnani and Capt John Decker proved two things The men were doing a good job of setting up patrols around their posts and the new jeeps ride as rough and are just as cold as the older type The alert ended at The men were called back lo the ami conference declare itself against all forms of colonialism including Communist domination of satellite states in central and eastern Eu rope Reply Friday Delegates said that as Sir John finished Chou leaped to his feet and demanded that the Ceylon Pre miers statement be circularized to all delegates of the 29nation con ference so Chou could reply to Hi CHICAGO eyes of Amer SEWELL AVERY Largest Business Battle in Years Scheduled Friday at Fridays committee session In earlier debate the committee heard Chou express the opinion that peaceful coexistence between tions of different systems was pos sible Sir John who had already taken the spotlight with a proposal made outside the conference for creation of an independent Formosa told the committee there were two forms of colonialism and the Asian African nations should oppose both equally He demanded that Rus sia and Red China dissolve the Cominform as proof of their good intentions in proposing the peace ful coexistence program supported by Indias Prime Minister Nehru Two Resolutions The No 1 Conference Commit tee made relatively smooth prog ress on the Arabsponsored Red Chinesebacked resolution support ing the Palestine Arabs It then approved a watereddown motion asking a quick solution of Indone sias claims to Dutchheld West ern New Guinea The New Guinea resolution ican business will be focused Fri day on a structure that looks like an oldworld mosque It will house the annual meeting of Montgomery Ward Co stock holders Their chief business will be to decide whether the 721 mil lion dollar firm will remain under the control of Sewell L Avery or shift to the command of Louis E Wolf son The battle of these titans of in dustry will be witnessed by hun dreds There are scats for on the main floor and in the balcony There will be accommodations for an additional in the base ment The shareholders can listen Highway 18 to Be Closed for Paying Work Senate OKs New Penny Tax on Gas Bill Sent to Governor By ED DE MAR DES MOINES Iowa News in Brief ATHENS Greece UP A strong new earthquake Thursday completed the destruction of Volos a seaport city of persons about 100 miles north of Athens The new quake sent panicstricken residents of the city fleeing from their destroyed homes to the nearby hills and seafront The chief of police at Volos reported casualties thus far totaled five dead and 51 injured LONDON UP Lewis L Strauss chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission arrived Thursday for a weeks tour of atomic installations and consultations with British government leaders LAS VEGAS Nev became tht worlds highest paid night club entertainer Wednesday night in a silver lame suit with matching tie hair shoes and piano The famed television mati Senate Wednesday gave itel ntt ldo1 milln3 his the SVjmillion approval to a bill that would put an extra penny on to the states fivecentagallon gasoline tax and sent it to the governor for signa ture It passed by a 2816 vote The extra penny would he ear marked for widening and modern izing state primary highways and bridges It was expected to bring in between seven and eight million dollars more a year The Senate forced a similar Housepassed bill out of Sifting Committee and substituted it for the Senate bill in order to avoid sending it back to the House for another vote The complicated maneuver to ignore the Sifting Committee was the second such rebuff to the 13man committee Wednesday Beat Down Amendments Earlier the Senate pushed a school reorganization bill to the floor after the Sifting Committee refused to do so LIBERACE dollar Riviera Hotel in this gambling capital with supper club show for which he was paid week WASHINGTON UP President Eisenhower Thursday appeared to hold the key to whether a halfmillion postal workers will get a pay raise Both sides agreed that Eisenhower could effec tively scuttle any wage increase this year if he carries out his implied threat to veto any bill pro viding an increase greater than per cent The House ignored the threat Wednesday and approved an per cent boost Men Accused of Store Holdup Bound to June Term of Grand Jury Conference Slated on Money Bill House Vote Was 950 DES MOINES The way In which the Legislature will provide additional revenue needed for Iowa will have to be threshed out by a conference committee compromise jit was decided Thursday The House opened its day by promptly turning thumbs down on a Senate plan to provide additional state funds by increasing the sales and use tax By a 950 vote the House reject ed this Senate substitute and sent jthe measure back to the upper I chamber The original House bill called for raising new revenue by increasing the income tax The House action was in line with a prediction late Wednesday by Rep Goode GOP floor leader The next step was for the Senate to decide whether to reverse itself When the Senate received formal notification of the House action it promptly adopted a motion by Sen Two major amendments to thej or ruled out of order JLucas RMadrid notifying the House the Senate would not back down This automatically sends the tax bill to a SenateHouse confer ence committee which will try to are LeRoy E McHale 32 Dulutb feach a compromise both cham Krs will accept The Senate proposes to increase Ithe sales and use taxes from 2 Two men accused of robbing a supermarket manager here March 12 of nearly have been bound to the June term of the grand jury set by Police Judge B R Dunn The pair bound to the grand jury after preliminary n tax to four cents was defeated 13711 It was sponsored by Sen Edwrard J McManus D land Sen Thomas J Dailey McManus said his amendment would shift the allocation of tax money collected so the primary road fund would get a little more than the amount that would have been lost by dropping the tern Highway 18 from Jefferson t School to the MacNider cornerjporary fifth cent east of Mason City will be closed Tax Exemption Korean War veterans will get a to all traffic beginning Monday morning Traffic will be detoured tion under a Senate bill nassed I T unaer a senate Dili passea programs at a Republican break for a month or six weeks accord960 by the House Thursday fast vith 20 women leaders from q police court were returned earlier this week from Lawton face charges of robbery with aggravation boosi During both hearings A L Lundquist manager of the National DV individual income tax col i i IlPPTinn frnm i in Kfl Tea Food Store positively identified the men as the two bandits who L lo him up at gunpoint Lundquist Tt has bfen estimated that the repeatedly made the identificationsiHousf version would raise an addi under questioning both by milhon dollars a year for Ike Speaks to GOP Women WASHINGTON Eisenhower Wednesday stressed the importance to the world and the United States of world trade Attorney William Pappas and M Ithe state general fund The Senate riuornev wiuiarii jrappas arm iu L Mason attorney for McHale and an addl BJankenship mfn a Despite efforts by Mason fund Plus afaout 2 cross him up Lundquist substan tially held to the same story of the events which transpired after clos ing his store the night of March 12 He singled out McHale as the million dollars a year for the road use tax fund There appeared Wednesday to be a growing feeling at least among some House members that if the problem goes to a confer ing to the State Highway Commis sions district officials The measure now goes to Gov Hoegh who is expected to sign it 12 states Miss Bertha S Adkins assistant The new paving between is the same chairman of theGOP Na World War II veterans receive Itional Committee relayed some of A move to limit the Korean exjthe Presidents remarks to report emption to those who actually Springs and Mason City scheduled for completion by June 18 It is hoped to have it open for traffic by July 1 said Arlie P Christensen assistant district engineer Traffic on Highway 18 eastbound from Mason City will be detoured from 1st northward on Pennsylvania to 13th N east 3i miles and south lo the Mac Nider corner Paving by the Carlson Construc tion Decorah will start at Nora Springs The paving will be laid five miles west and then the paver will be moved lo the Mason City end and work eastward to completion The graders also will start work Monday on the miles nearest served in Korea was defeated 61 31 74 New Cases of Polio Last Week ers after the breakfast Miss Adkins said Mrs Theodore Chapman of Jerseyville pres ident of the General Federation of As he got out of the car to scrape Womens Clubs told the President j frost and ice off the windows Mcr her group supported his reciprocaljHale stepped up and ordered noj the one who gave prob talking recommend both an in crease While there have been nothing but indications so far it appeared that it will be necessary to raise at least 320 million a year in addi tional state revenue for the gen eral fund to meet appropriations and avoid continuing deficit spend during the holdup He said Blank enship stayed in the background most of the time Walked to Car After locking the store he re lated he walked to his car in the city parking lot near the building trade program business we want Midwest women attending the j Lundquist recalled ivAcmvrrnv it Tc brcakfast included Mrs Rae With his gun trained on WASHINGTON Mount Pleasant najLundquist said I knew he meant ThitrcnQV i j Public Health Service Thursday said that 74 new cases of polio were tional committeewoman from j Then he added As I Michigan Jlrs W L Robinson McHale barked I told you no funny the manager con tinued reported in the week ending lastHampton lowa vice chairnlan Saturday It said 87 cases werellowa GOP state Central Commit reported in last years comparable tee M r s Ira H Marshall Chi week Jcago president Illinois Federation The nation entered the socalledjof G0p Women Mrs Wright The car was parked directly year his month For of the Minneapolis der an overhead light and he obf10 first two weeks of the year loo JQtizens for Eisenhower Mrs Hartained close looks at both men got out of the car I hit the Million Additional revenue provided oth so far amounts to about S8 million The combined income jsalesuse tax proposals would boost million at their Ithe total to accidentally i M rates Indications are that appropria tions will run about million a year higher than they are now land it would take another S3 mil Ihe city Sections of the paving from the MacNider corner west will be broken up in order to raise the grade Christensen said The old paving which is left also will be widened and covered with asphalt blacktop The central batching plant new Ceases were reported as comjris Gaines Chicago president Naj tional Association of Colored Women and Mrs Chapman with 184 cases in the similar period of 1954 SELFSERVICE SPRINGFIELD 111 UP George Washbond was being held i on drunk charges Thursday Wed forncsdav Washbond drove his car Bloomfield Area Man Perishes in Crash BLOOMFIELD Harold Eu Lundquist testified as plain as Safe Opened After returning to the store both men acted as if they had been there all their he asserted the caucus complaint by several saw them first term House Republicans that there ought lo be such majority party meetings for policy and in formational purposes Incidentally Wednesday was thS official 100th day of this session oni i no cnn iisiGn w u iv n v mo JLJ AICJILMVIIUI or a public addressjthc pavers will be located aboul ajoff the street down a long rampgene Schindler 26 of the g remarking mijfourth mile east of the MacNider i a ml into the basement of the oolice f ield vicinitv was ininrpd fatallvis He said McHale hooked the door Usually sessions end in about 100 and pointed to the safe withuutjdays but the J953 meeting lasted open the Ian actual 109 days corner system equipped with mobile me crophoncs Polls will be opened in the rear of the house Most of the stockholders have mailed in their proxies At Ihe end of the session the meeting will be ably for three weeks Barr esti mated it would take that long to check and count the ballots backed the Indonesia stand in thcj dispute and urged the Netherlands government lo reopen negotiations with the Jakarta government It expressed hope the United Nations would aid in a peaceful settlement of the differences WAYWARD INDIANAPOLIS WARMS Ind UP Lucille Hicks and lola Pence were cry critiqued by Maj Magnani devoured gallons of coffeejlecturecl by a judge for speeding the strong Gl type and ale atjin a school zone Both arc school least 150 hot dogs iteachers W 146 SAME DATEW4UO fine no dotfc In honrj the MacNiderjand into the basement of the police i station Press Legislature Rapped by Iowa CIO Labor Council DES MOINES press done a poor public relations Legislature were criticized members of the Iowa CIO Council Vernon Dale council president at a dinner it held for about 75criticised what he said was a prac stale legislators Wednesday nightjtice of legislators of adjourning Russell Bull district director of to the DCS Moines Club when the United Packinghouse Workers labor representatives seek a hcar said the press is partly to blamejing on labor mailers for antilabor laws in Iowa He Rep Hendrix RLetts said he snid newspapers did nol reportiwill introduce legislation calling labor aims in a way that lcgislafor a twoyear study of labor union tors could understand them problems by a legislative commit Rep Froivunelt DDubuque rejteo field vicinity was injured fatally I Wednesday night when a pickup truck he was driving went out of McHale jsed him he needed a Lundquist noted ac slalling when he said control and struck a light pole a the b after checking McHale de About The Weather Mason City Fair mild Iowa Continued fair Minntsota Continued fair Governor to Seek for Buying Salk Polio Serum DES MOINES UP Gov Leo mandcd Where in the the After obtaining Ihe keys to the I inner lock McHale ordered him to lie down on the floor he testiJA Hocgh said Wednesday he jficd During this lime Lundquist j would ask the Iowa Legislature to I said Blankcnship was crouched appropriate to purchase I down a few feet away with his gun Salk polio vaccinefor indigent plied I am a friend of labor but I must say labor docs not express itself to the press freely Labor Gov Hnejjh spoke briefly and said thp state was trying to do a good job for all its citizens fo lit aimed at him The manager then related how he was marched to a produce room Globe Gazette in the rear of the building and i weather data upjbound and gagged Lundquist said to 8 Thursjhe was frightened momentarily when the two began lo run water in a sink However he said Ihey SUNNY Maximum 71 Minimum 38 At S 56 ifacc apparently to tighten it YEAR AGO After they left Lundquist worked Maximum 66 knife ou of his back pocket Minimum 49 freed himself and called the police children and pregnant women First and second grade school children are already scheduled to receive the vaccine under a pro gram provided by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysin The state program provide jections first for pregnant women icmly moistened the lane around hisichildren 1 year old lo 6 old and school children up to 14 Theisa groups arc on cither side oC thf ago bracket taken care of the national program ;