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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 18, 1955, Mason City, Iowa Doily MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION TNI N IOWAMS VOCLXI CMU MASON CITY IOWA TNUMOAY AUOUST tt MM Tki Pwtr frafm OM Protest Shooting Down of Air Force T6 Trainer Manson Mum on Stand Refuses to Tell Past AP Wirephoto HE TOOK THE HANDCUFFS ANDSgt Robert Houghton left and Officer William Sweet of the Long Beach police force attempt to unhobble Phillip French 8 The boy found the pair of regulation handcuffs on the beach Wednesdayhe put them on and then couldnt get them off Thats where the policemen came in State Showing Gain in Educating the Retarded DBS MOINES program to expand educational facilities for mentally retarded children in Iowa is showing marked progress act ot UU put emphasis on tbe project but results of the new legislation are just beginning to show up School Cedar Rapids Mother to See 2 Girls Again IOWA CITY mother who been fighting polio for five years is expected to be reunited with her two daughters in her hos pital room Thursday The mother Mrs John B Young 37 Cedar Rapids has seen her chil dren only once in the past two years The attractive former model has been confined in an iron lung or chest respirator and has been liv ing with her husband in Reading Pa During the three years she was In University Hospitals here she drew national attention with her Wall of Money campaign to raise funds for the National Polio Foundation She plastered the walls of her hospital room with autographed dollar bills she got from across the country in an swer to her appeals Her two children Gay 6 anc 10 also were stricken with polio at the same time Gay recovered completely but Barbara remained paralyzed and is confined to a wheel chair Mrs Youngs parents Mr and Mrs H J Becker of Cedar Rapids have been taking care of the chil dren They and the little girls will come here to visit Mrs Young districts had been authorized totarded children are those who Cedar Rapids Youth Drowns in River CEDAR RAPIDS UP Gary Wells 9 son of Mr and Mrs Rob ert Wells Cedar Rapids drowned in the Cedar River late Wednesday Two companions told police they were wading with the Wells boy while looking for clams He stepped into swift water and was carried downstream they said M to HM set up special classes Tbe Legis lature extended this authority to county boards of education State Department of Public Instruction said Thursday that in the coming school year there will be a 30 per cent increase in the number of districts offering spe cial classes These include some countywide projects There will be a 10 per cent in crease in the number of classes offered la the past and for the immediate future classes will av erage about 15 pupils That means this years enrollment will be about 145 ClitMt Last year 35 districts conducted 145 classes The districts included Des Moines with 4 classes Sioux City Davenport Cedar Ra pids Ottumwa Estherville Spirit Lake Colfax and Knoxville This year 45 districts including some counties will conduct 160 classes The classes will be spread pretty well over the state One of tbe important things the last Legislature did was to author ize the counties as well as the districts to hire speech therapists special education supervisors and public school psychologists The legislative act permitted a county board of education to set up a school classes or courses for mentally retarded children It pro vided that counties could go to gether on such a project if they wished Tuition Basis Usually the courses are conduct ed in present school facilities The courses are offered on a tuition basis As for county schools they usually are in the county seat city but transportation of pupils is a problem The classes offered do not dif fer too much from the regular elementary said Clifford E Howe the departments super visor of special education The smaller classes give the teacher more time for work with each child The studies are given more concretely and more slowly The pupils are taken back to the edu cational level they can handle re gardless of their age The children are of two types The majority of the mentally re among the mentally retarded can learn best They hare IQs of 50 to 75 The 1Q for a child or adult is 100 The other type is the mentally retarded child with an IQ of less than 50 Rule Elthon Covered by Pension Plan DES MOEsES Iowa Em ployment Security Commission has ruled that Lt Gov Leo Elthon is covered by the states public em ploye pension system But the question before the state is Where do we get the monej to pay the states contribution Under the system both employe and employer contribute 4 per cen of the employes fjsalary towan The Weather CHyl Continued hot Clear hot Fair and hot FAM Globe Gazette weather data up to I Thurt day Maximum 100 Minimum 64 At 8 75 YEAR AGO Maximum 71 Minimum W pension benefits A commission representative has checked with Statehouse officials and finds that there are no funds available from which to pay the states share of Elthons pension contribution The commission has been in tanned that the only recourse is a claim against the state This woulc have to go before the 1957 session of the Legislature for its decision A commission spokesman said this probably will be done Under the system after an em ploye has served a sufficient time to be covered he is eligible for a pension If he leaves public em ployment he can obtain a refunc of his own contributions with 5 per cent interest The question of whether Elthon is covered by the system arose out of his request for a refund of his own contributions to the plan while he served as governor El thon was the states chief execu tive lor 53 days following the death of the late Gov William S Beardsley and until Gov Leo Eloegh took office last January The 1953 Legislature amended the pension system act to take n elective officials except some of those who serve on a parttime jasis Elthon served in the senate 20 years and now is in his second crm as lieutenant governor 2 Manchester Men Hurt in Explosion MANCHESTER Mfl er 12 was in an Iowa City hos ital and Ralph Funke 29 was wspitaliied here Thursday with burns suffered in a gasoline ex rfosion Wednesday at the farm runkc rents southwest of here NEW YORK UB Actor Alan Manson named in previous testi mony as a onetime member of thi Communist Party Thursday re fused to tell the HouseUnAmeri can Activities Committee whether he had been a party member Manson was the 18th witness to appear before the committee here in its probe of Communist infiltra tion into show business He was the 17th witness to balk at answer ing questions about possible Com munist affiliations Actor George Hall admitted to the committee Wednesday that he once had been a cardcarrying member of the Communist Partj and named six other actors includ ing Manson he said were mem bers with him of the Midtown Branch of the party Avttwrity Manson told the committee tha he did not believe it had the au thority to inquire into his persona beliefs and associations He in voked the first fifth and ninth amendments to the in eeftwing to answer Manton who told the committee he is 36 years old and was born in Brooklyn said in recent years be has been unable to obtain much work and that lately his employ ment has consisted almost entirely of appearances in summer stock Tony Kraber 50 an actor and folk singer joined the group noncooperative witnesses and pleaded the first and fifth amend ments in refusing to say whether he was a party member in 1934 and 1935 Past History Kraber told the committee that during World War II he was man ager of the Columbia Broadcasting Systems short wave division He said that in 1949 and 1950 he was executive producer handling a bud get of a week and in 1951 he was director of special events for the CBS radio network A CBS spokesman said the sys tems records show Kraber was executive assistant in the short wave division from 1942 to Aug 1948 when he went to the DuMont television network Extend Option on Fair Site Another 90day extension on an option to purchase the old North Iowa Fair grounds has been grant ed to Bernard Lutren Chicago realtor Lutren paid the county for the extension of his right to buy the land for He obtained his option in January and had been given a previous extension which expired Aug 31 The second exten sion was granted by the county board of supervisors on the recom mendation of the executive com mittee of the fair Lutrens plans for establishing a retaiil shopping center on the fair grounds site at 19th and S Federal are going forward successfully ac cording to an official of the fair He said negotiations required more ime because a number of retail irms were involved Smith Misses Kins Funeral KNOXVILLE Iowa James B Smith 22 Thursday did not attend the funeral of Ms grand mother whom he has confessed beating to death with a shovel Sheriff James Van Hemert said he asked Smith if he would like to go to the funeral but Smith said he didnt want to and said he would say my prayers in jail for Funeral senices for the widowed Daisy Betterton 67 At tica were held here Smith pleaded guilty to an open murder charge Wednesday j HARRY TRUMAN AP Wirephoto EASY TO on a sign post instead of the usual lettering will help Boy Scouts at the World Jamboree overcome the language barrier JoonTaek Kwon of Korea is getting ac quainted with the different areas at the encampment IB Ont Diane Blows Herself Out RICHMOND Va A Diane the wellbehaved hurricane breezed northward Thursday as just another somewhat wet and windy storm Her once potent 100 winds had been dissi pated in a long trip through the Carolinas and Virginia As she moved toward eastern West Virginia and central Penn sylvania her strongest winds were 40 Then late Wed nesday night as she huffed and puffed at southside and southwest Virginia they had dwindled to 20 to 35 Diane didnt do much damage in her passage over the Carolinas and Virginia She brought high tides that flooded some business establishments in northeastern North Carolina and rains that further damaged tobacco and corn crops in Virginia High tides rose into the streets at Washington on the Pam lico River Flooding conditions also were reported at Edenton n GOP fo Trumans Speeches WASHINGTON Capehart RInd Thursday said Republi cans will welcome as an asset to them any campaigning former President Truman does for the Democrats in 1956 The American people have the utmost confidence in President Eisenhower and are perfectly satisfied with his Capehart said I dont think anything Harry man says will change their Truman said in a telephone in terview Wednesday night he is go ing to tear into the Republicans in a series of speeches beginning at French Lick Aug 27 He said he will talk politics at Maclri nac Island Aug 29 in De troit Sept In California at a Labor Day rail DMMcratic Well beat the Republicans with their own he said I am going to do all I can to help restore the government of this country to the be avail able right along to the Democratic National he said Im not revealing my own he added but indi cated he will talk largely about domestic issues Truman who said he is feeling physically tip top at 71 pooh poohed the idea that he might be a candidate himself as suggested y Democratic Gov James E Fol of Alabama He said he is for Adlai E Stevenson but will support the Democratic convention candi dates Mm Capehart said he thinks Tru mans active entry into the cam paign would revive the issues of crony government and Demo cratic mess in Washington used by the Republicans in the 1952 campaign Trumans statements am speeches will be an asset to he said I wouldnt know what us issues will be but I dont think he people want to go back to End Property Tax Auto Dealers Ask The men were burned by explod ing fumes from gasoline they had been using to clean pump i Dona Truck Driver Perishes in Crash BOONE UP Scott 32 Dana a gravel truck driver was killed instantly Thursday in a cartruck collision at a rural inter section southeast of Boone where the visibility was blocked by tall corn Sam Deshcr 69 a Boone County farmer and driver of the car was taken to Boone County Hospital in poor condition Dcsher was driving west and Scott south DES MOINES Iowa Automobile Dealers Assn Thurs ay became the second group to rge that Iowa abolish the state Jersonal property tax Alfred W Kahl executive vice resident of the car dealers told le legislative tax study committee practical substitute would be a road base tax on all sales and U services at a minimum uni form The Associated Retailers of Iowa earlier this month made a similar recommendation to the committee The car dealers group also sug gested that the present method of handling motor vehicle licensing be continued at the county level and under state control except in Polk County where it presented unnec essary cost and In the interest of economy and efficiency without sacrifice of con venience to the car owning Kahl laid we recommend that motor vehicle licensing adminis tration in Polk County be handled by the state and the funds now al lotted to the county for that pur pose be retained by the Kahl said it was an unnecessary administrative cost to allow Polk County to handle the licensing when it could be done at the state house He said duplicate files now are kept in the county office and at the statehouse Another recommendation of the association was that additional rev enue for road raised by an construction be equitable tax charged motorists onthe basis of highway usage Also suggested was a proposal that motor vehicle license plates be furnished to owners annually In this connection the report said dealers feel the public is entitled to new plates each year Still another suggestion was that methods be devised by law or administration that will improve the collection of the proper use taxes on cars bought by residents outside tat state Harry Hansen Architect Dies at Hospital Harrf IPItaisen 66 of the firm Hansen Waggoner architects died Wednesday evening at a Ma son City hospital following a long llness He had made his home at the Hanford Hotel Mr Hansen was born in Gushing April 24 1889 He was a vet eran of World War I For a few rears following his service in World War I be lived in Waterloo and also spent a few years in Chi cago before coming to Mason City Started ftutirxfi The firm of Hansen Waggoner was opened in December 1924 During the 31 years of the part nership the iirm designed and su ervised construction of all of the school buildings in Mason City many of the new church buildings a large share of the commercial buildings and the new Masonic Li brary at Cedar Rapids Mr Hansen served on the Cerro Gordo County Draft Board ap pointed May 29 1944 to succeed Marvin Wiegman He also served m the Mason City Board of Ad justment for a number of years a member of the Shrihers Abu Bekr Lodge Sioux City Benev olence Lodge A F and A a 32nd Degree Mason the Lodge 375 the American Legion Trinity Lutheran Church and the American Institute of Architects Sisters Swrvivt Surviving are two sisters Anna Sorenson Gushing and Han nah Gullickson Centralia and five nephews and three nieces He was preceded in death by one sister Funeral services will be held Fri day at 2 at the Major Me morial Chapel Doctor Roy A Har risville pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate Graveside committal senices will be held Saturday at 1 p at Cushing Wis Friends may call at Red Guns in Korea Hit Ship C47 Also Fired Upon the chapel until the time of serv ices PANMUNJOM Korea UKCom munist antiaircraft guns Wednes day shot down a small unarmed American training plane The Command Thursday said the craft iad inadvertently intruded over ie demilitarized zone but not into North Korean territory Later the Air Force announced a C47 transport searching for the missing trainer was fired upon Thursday morning Maj Gen Harlan C Parks sen or Allied member of the Joint Armistice Commission accused iie Reds of wanton barbarism in pouring continuous murderous and devastating ground fire at he training plane until it crashed out of control in Communist ter ritory Parks said the plane carried only a pilot and a military pas senger on a routine training Ntwi Withheld There was no information on whether the two escaped death Their names were withheld demanded that tbe immediately return the two men The transport pilot Capt J W fcgrabam said he saw tracers from small arms fire One small slug hit the left wing just behind the engine housing but the plane vas otherwise unharmed Ingra ham said he was about 50 miles northeast of Seoul near the de militarized zone It was assumed he shots caine from tbe Commu nist side of the demarcation line Air Force officials said the plane which Allied ground observers saw snot down is believed to be a T6 rainer missing on a training flight from Kimpo Air Base near Seoul It took off at 2 and the last routine radio report was received about an hour later the Air Force said About 30 minutes later ground observers reported they saw the plane shot down by North Iprean antiaircraft fire The Air Force said the report lad come from South Korean troops Parks referred to the ob ervers only as Unitetl Nations Command ground An Air Force search failed to ind any trace of the plane or par engers Routint Million Parks said in a letter to the Reds This aircraft carried no arma ment whatsoever and was per orming a routine training flight It committed no acts that could possibly be construed as hos tile Despite these facts your trig ger happy gunmen without warn ing or without waiting to ascertain if the aircraft would positively in trude into your territory opened fire without provocation while the plane was still over the demili tarized A military armistice spokesman later said the plane was flying near the UNC side of the demili tarized zone about seven miJes northeast of Kumhwa when it was shot down After being hit by the intense JRed antiaircraft the spokes Iman said the unarmed trainer veered in a northerly direction and crashed a short distance inside Redheld j Parks said this was the 10th of jficially recorded incident of Red ground guns firing on unarmed i craft in the past 10 months He contrasted thatwith 53 incidents Jin which he said Communist air j craft had intruded Allied territory south of the demarcation line and Jin which Allied gunners had held their fire HARRY f HANSIN TOO EAGER DALLAS Tex ar rested a 13yearold boy Wednes day who admitted taking pencils in a burglary at an adver tising firm School starts pretty the boy explained ;