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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 1, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for DN GITY GLOBEGAZ THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS E HOME EDITION Associated and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven a Copy MASON CITY DECEMBER 1 1955 MAKE EVERY DAY SAFE DRIVING DAY BelTCo Opens Dh West to Denounce Red Stand on Berlin This Paper Consists ol Two One To Deliver Hands Off Messages 4Power Rule Jeopardized BERLIN ambassa dors of the United States Britain and France wore scheduled to de liver separate handsoffBerlin notes to the Soviet representative in East Germany The three notes were similar but not States protest was the strongest It was understood tocontain a reference to the temporary arrest of two con gressmen the wife of one and their escort officer in East Berlin last Sunday Ambassador James B Co nant came to Berlin from Bonn He or another high ranking official was to hand the note to Gregori Pushkin the Soviet rep resentative in East Berlin Sharp Rejection The Western notes constituted a sharp rejection of the Soviet Unions onesided attempt to end fourpower rule in East Berlin The notes did the following 1 Requested further information about the Soviet Unions declara tion that East Berlin affairs are the sole concern of the East Ger man Communist puppet regime and not of Russia itself 2 Made clear in an implicit warning to the Soviets that the Western Big Three will resist any tampering with the fourpower status of Berlin The East German Communists have laid formal claim to Berlin as their capital and said that from now on the Western powers must BUT TOLL CAN BE CUT Death Arrived Early on Safe Driving Day From Our Wire Service Death came early to the nations highways on this Safe Driving Day It was the second annual observance of SD Day a day set by the Presidents Committee for Traffic Safety to bring to citizens attention the toll that highway accidents take But any faint hopes of a perfect day free of deaths vanished soon after mid night The National Safety Council gathering and correlating the deatl toll at its Chicago offices showed 15 had died by noon CST follow Communist orders in East Berlin In Washington diplomatic sources said the West would deliver a sharp rejection of East Ger manys claim The sources said the West will spell out its position in a vigorous protest to Russia That position is that the Western powers are in Berlin by fourpow er accord and that they have no in tention of surrendering their rights in the face of East German Bluster HandsOff Policy Foreign Office officials in Paris said The Western powers agreed that the Berlin status should re main untouched and there is no question of altering The Western Big Three previ ously affirmed in a joint state ment issued in New York Sept 28 KILLERS Police Chief Harvey rn1th inursday examines a bloodstained cap found near a ware house in Moline believed to be the one worn by the man who murdered the wife of a druggist Tuesday A drawing of the killer made from a description by the vic tims husband is at inset Farmers Urge Floor on Hog Cattle Prices A petition is soon to be on it way from a group of Cerro Gordi County farmers asking the federa government to place a temporal floor of a hundred on hogs and on good to choice cattle a the Chicago market The petition will go to Sens Bourke B Hickenlooper and Tom Martin and to all the representa tives in Congress from Iowa as well as Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Benson The petition was drawn up at a meeting of 28 representative farm crs with H R Gross 3rd district representative in Congress at the Hotel Hanford Wednesday night The petition asks the Iowa sena tors and representatives to use that they intend to keep four power control of Berlin The crisis started when the So viet Berlin commandant rejected an American protest against the detaining at gunpoint of two Amer ican congressmen the wife of one and their escort officer in East Berlin last Sunday Soviet Maj Gen P A Dibrova old Maj Gen Charles L Dasher the commandant that Berlin no longer was an occupied city and the Western powers would have to respect East German law rAII About The Weather Mason City Cloudy with light snow and moderate southerly winds Thursday night and Fri day Snow accumulating 2 to 4 inches Slowly rising temper ature Low Thursday night 28 High Friday 37 Fowa Mostly cloudy with moder ate southerly winds through Fri day Snow ending northwest and becoming intermittent and possi bly mixed with light rain else where ThiirsdJiy Warmer except little change in temperature ex treme northwest Friday Low Thursday 25 northeast 35 soutH west Minnesota Snow colder Globe Gazette weather data jip to 8 Thurs day Maximum 22 Minimum 10 At 8 22 YEAR AGO Maximum 29 Minimum 24 SNOW your best efforts to place the des ignated price floor under hogs and cattle Gross Presence Requested The farmers also ask that the principles of the McNaryHaugen Bill which figured so prominently in efforts to solve the farm price problem in the 1920s be given consideration in pending farm leg islation Rep Gross who came to Mason City at the request of the farm group stated at the meeting that he realized the farmers were fac ing an emergency that they were selling livestock at less than cost of production and that some im mediate action must he taken A spokesman for the group stated that many complicated problems confronting the farmers were dis cussed and that it was the unani mous request of the group that some immediate action be taken to prevent if possible a recurrence of the disastrous effects of low prices the past months Presided at Meeting H B Alleman Rockwell who presided at the meeting stated that he had no particular role of leadership in the movement Our he said was to get a small group of representative farm ers together to discuss our prob lem and to decide what action we should take Others at the meeting were Futghum Mason City M Pound Given for Champ Steer at Chicago Show CHICAGO h e grand champion steer of the55th In ternational Live Stock Exposi tion owned by Nancy 16 Champaign was sold at auction Thursday for S15 a pound The 986pound sum mer yearling Aberdeen Angus brought a t o t a 1 of based on its weight Tuesday The price is the same as that paid to Janice HuMinger Manly Iowa for last years grand champion also an An gus The death count started quickly and there were at least three fatali lies before SD Day was three lours old First Report The first report came from Michi gan where L T Bell Plymouth died when his car smashed into a Wayne County culvert at a m Shortly before 3 a Bruce Don ald Mosher 23 Glen Falls N Y No Accidents At 1 Thursday rural Cerno Gordo County and Mason City had passed the first 13 hours of national S a f e Driving Day without a reported autoaccident Drivers were maintaining the perfect record in spite of in creasingly hazardous driving conditions created by light sleet and snow Robert Bertz Thornton ecil Cox Clear Lake Howard Jash Clear Lake M B Hawke Sheffield and Ed Nagle Mason ity Besides sending the petitions with he names of farmers present the group decided to have each per son at the meeting and others of ike mind write their senators and congressmen at the House Office hiilding and the Senate Office It was also decided to get in ouch with other farmers farm eaders and farm organizations in his and other North Jowa counties asking assistance in calling the matter of the disastrous effects of ailing livestock prices to the at ention of senators and representa ivcs in Congress died into tree on a curve In the Chicago area a 27yearold sailor Gerak La Grow was struck and killed by a truck at a m Few persons expected complete success But President Eisen bowers Committee for Traffic Safety which designated the day to dramatize the idea that careful driving and careful walking can save lives hopes for a sharp reduc tion in traffic accidents Daily Average One hundred and one persons died in traffic deaths each day dur ing the first 10 months of 1955 This oneday effort is to show that the casualty toll can be cut down if everyone makes an extra effort every day like Thursday Since the average daily figure of 101 includes holidays when more motorists are on the roads and persons who die a day to several months later of injuries suffered in accidents Thursdays toll can not be used as a basis for figuring success of SD Day The National Safety Council will keep a count of traffic fatalities during the period 10 days before and 10 days after SD Day to deter mine the effectiveness of the safety drive over a broader period Carroll Driver Dies of Crash Injuries CARROLL J Sterner 31 Carroll died at a Car roll hospital Thursday of injuries received when his car collided with a truck about 9 miles south of here on U S 71 The thick driver Merlin Leh ivald 24 Audubon also injured in he accident Tuesday still was in the hospital with a skull fracture FLAMES SURROUNDED Demonstrating ffneTech mcitie the Union City N fire department surrounds a blaze Thursday in which three stores were wrecked and four others damaged The loss was estimatedat Twentyone families had to flee in their night clothes Vegetable Growers Told of Breeding Program Progress A progress report on the nation1 potato and onion breeding pro grams Thursday highlighted th opening session of the Iowa Stat Vegetable Growers convention in About 100 members had regis tered for sessions which continue through Friday at the Hotel Han ford Principal forenoon speaker was Sam Kennedy Clear Lake perma nent chairman of the association and chairman of the National Po ato and Onion Committee Tracing the history of the breccl ng program Kennedy said that C i Fitch Ames secretarytreasur Cycle Rams Into Train Boy Killed OTTUMWA UP Francis Raines 19 Oltuiriwa Thursday lied of injuries he received when a motorcycle he was riding mashed into the side of Burling on Road passenger train in Ot umwa late Wednesday er of the association was largelj responsible for the increase in ap propriations from the governmen to carry Ibut the programs that in 1929 only i this amount has beejiincreased t annually Funds for UK onion breeding program were also increased from in 1939 to this year Kennedy declared that while breeders have made considerable progress in recent years there are still too many potato varieties which are not of good table quali The Clear Lake farmer said that conditions in North Iowa vere very poor in the past two ears but he added cobblers Cherokee and red pontiacs pro duced fair yields and quality C Hindman Mcservey Dale J Fischer Thornton J G Clear Lake Arthur 3 Mason City T L Sears Clear Lake John L Boedekcr Rock well A L Jasperson Rockwell A H Schacfer Rockwell Walter Zuehllce Mason City M e 1 v i n Evans Mason City George Klaas sen Clear Lake H E Lemke Rockwell William P Eno Shef field M Dunn Mason City Ar K Carstens Burchinal Earl Dean Mason City J D Rich ardson Dale Smith Faure Tossed Out of Party PARIS UP The executive committecof the Radical Socialist Parly Thursday ordered Premier Edgar Faure expelled from the party in retaliation for his deci sion to disband the National As sembly and force a general elec tion The ouster move was led by for mer Premier Pierre Mcndes Francc former close friend and collogue of Faure but now his bit ter political enemy Prodded by the furious Mendes France the Radical Party Bureau called Faurebrusquely on the car pet for discipline and tlien voted 191 to throw him put of the party Faure also faced an attempted ouster as premier Enraged op ponents in the Assembly sought to push through a vote of censure nit of First Tag to Aigona Man DES MOINES Iowa Highway Patrol Thursday made its first arrest under the new 65 mile an hour nighttime speed reg ulation as Iowa joined the nation in observing Safe Driving Day State Patrolman M J Hogan Webster City arrested Gerald J Halldorf Aigona on 20 about one mile cast of Duncombe at and charged him with driv ing at an excessive speed at night Hogan said he clocked Halldorf at 71 miles an hour Halldorf posted a bond in Fort Dodge police station after the arrest He said he decided on whether he would appear in po lice court at Fort Dodge Friday to fight the controversial 65 mile reg ulation which went into effect at midnight SHOPPING DAYS LEFT Help Fight TB 1 Christmas Tenneson Fails to Make Appearance HONG KONG fourth GI irncoat who decided to come ome after living in Red China ailed to arrive here Thursday as xpecled consular officials waiting at ic border between China and this ritish colony said Richard R Ten eson 22yearold son of Mrs Por a Howe Alden was not n the daily train from Canton The officials said there was no ndication when Tenneson might rrive The ChineseRed Cross had nformcd the British Red Cross hat Pciping was releasing him at is own request Dr A E Kehr Ames low State College horticulturist pre skied over the forenoon sessio and gave a report on the Clea Lake field station program fo Other speakers were Frankli E Manzer Ames Robert V Ake ley Beltsville representing Lhe U S Department of Agricul lure and Ivan Miller Carry Pa one of the worlds largest pro ducers of potatoes Manzer who is a student of owa State College reported on ests of seedling potatoes and early tests of onion seedlings to ncrease the speed and reduce the costs of breeding the varieties Speakers at a luncheon meeting hursday of truck farmers were r C E Peterson East Lansing and Dr W H Gabelman Madison AVis Dr Peterson was for years the cderal breeder of potatoes and nions at State College and s now in charge of the breeding f vegetable plants at Michigan tate College His topic was Hy rid Varieties of Vegetables heir Discovery Propagation ests and Activity Friday will include dis ussions on the latest types of machinery chemical sprays and isease control starting at 9 A panel on the soilbank meth ds of surplus elimination will be caded by E A Hanson Sioux apids at the association lunch on on Friday The association Womens Avixil ary will meet at 10 a m Friday City To Serve Northern Counties Personnel Is Added Establishment in Mason City of new district headquarters office or Northwestern Bell Telephone o was announced Thursday ef islive immediately The new dis rict organization will supervise companys operations in 14 Vbrth Iowa counties The personnel of the new district ffice will number about 15 in the ear future when organization is ompleled This will be in addition o the 208 employes now in the lason City local organization Four new department heads are eing transferred to Mason City ccording to W L Huffman Des rtoines Iowa vice president and eneral manager for Northwestern Sell They are No Change R W Baxter Davenport dis rict manager C E Beck Aber een S district traffic super ntendent Lloyd P Findley Omaha district plant superintend ent and G A Franzen Des Moines district plant engineer There is no change in the man agement of the Mason City ex change They are S L Reynolds manager Doris Jones chiefop erator and J P Tice wire chief The new district will include all or most oE the follow ing counties Winnebago Hancock Worth Mitchell ith Mrs James R ilear Lake presiding Kennedy SAME DATE1954581 Jgjfei Wnf amUa saw Hamilton andiHafdintaswell as portions of Butler GruncjyVnd Howard In these counties Northwestern Bell owns and operates exchanges at Mason City Charles City Web ster City Iowa Falls Osage I a m p t o n Clarion Northwbocl Nashua Britt Garner AcJdejy ewell Blairsburg Williams Gen va and Manly In addition the dmpany has an extensive system f Jong distance lines which links ther cities and towns to the na lonwide network The exchanges in the new Mason ity district serve nearly elephones an increase from about ten years ago and have a ersonnel totalling 490 Large Growth In Iowa during the past 10 ears Northwestern Bell has ex erienced a growth of telephones rom to employes rom to local calls aily from to and 3ng distance calls daily from 00 to Huffman stated Also during the same period o meet the unprecedented demand or service telephone plant invest ment has been expanded from million to million The expansion of our supervis ory organization is necessary to cope with the tremendous growth of telephone plant personnel and usage since the war The establish ment of the new district organiza tion here will enable the company lo continue adequate and efficient direction of operations which is es sential to furnishing an expanding and improving There are seven other district offices of the company in Iowa They arc at Des Moines Daven port Cedar Rapids Council Bluffs Waterloo Sioux City and another new one at Spencer Milkmen Return fo Work ar Quaddries Contract Approved DAVENPORT UP Members of the AFL Teamsters and Chauf feurs Union Thursday returned to work at nine Quad City dairies ending an eightdayold strike which had cut off about 95 per cent of the milk deliveries in the our cities Elvin Hughes president of the union local said members voted 23214 to accept the contract of fered by the dairies He said it provided for an average weeklywage increase for the 300 vorkers involved The twoyear contract provides or four automatic wage increases t also provides for a gradual re luction in the work week from 60 o 40 hours and a health and wel are plan financed by the dairies Hughes said ;