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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 2, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Daily Newspaper Edited for C THE NEW SPA LOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION FIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWA NS NEIGHBORS VOL LXII AjsocUtod ud Unitwl Full Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 2 1955 MAKE EVERYDAY SAFE DRIVING DAY Liquor Paper ComUU X Two No 4T aign Renewed Church Help Is Sought By ROBERT HOGAN DES MOTNES ance forces in Iowa fearing that Hquorbytheclrink may be a seri ous issue in the next Legislature hnve launched a drive to block such efforts Harold A Young director of the Iowa Temperance League legisla tive council has sent letters to hun dreds of ministers in the state urg ing the help of church The letters by Young follow oth ers mailed earlier to all pastors of Evangelical United Brethren churches in Iowa by the Rev C W Dehne Webster City The Rev Dehne reported that a state repre sentative had told him the legisla tor is being contacted by manj folks urging a measure but reported that no one has contacted him in opposition to such legislation The pastors letter reported the alcoholic beverage interests are leaving no stone unturned to attain their goal in the next Legis lature He also is con vinced that one of the censures voted by the Senate during the las session was a move toward their He urged pastors of his faith to do all possible in their com muni ties for the cause of temperance Called Serious Young also sent a copy of the Rev Dehnes letter to other pas tors This liquorbythedrink threat is a serious Young said The amount of activity that is going on in that direction is almost beyonc He advised that primary election candidates will soon begin to show themselves and suggested to the ministers that the fate of liquor bythedrinkwill bepretty largely determined in the primary elec tion next We believe the church people can settle it the liquor issue anc further believe that they will if they understand the he asserted Young was censured by the sen ate earlier this year but the move was led by wellknown drys who believed that the temperance cause was being hurt by certain lobby ing efforts Quiz Moyer Two prominent legislators close ly Public Safety Commis sioner Clinton Moyer on his new speed edict just before it went into effect this week Dewcy Goocle Republican floor leader in the house and Ciark McNeal a vet eran house member questioned Moyer on speed limits when he ap peared before the state govern ment reorganization committee Moyer told the committee he isnt attempting to set a speed limit but that the highway patrol had been instructed to arrest motorists exceeding a 65mile an speed because the department is now prepared to prove in court that speeds in ex cess of 65 at night are violations of the present Iowa law Moyer also indicated that arrests will be made of persons driving at speeds less than 65 at night McNeal and Goode both ex pressed concern on the point of whether or not the commissioner was attempting to usurp legisla tive powers in setting a speed limit Matter of Proof Im against any one man tell ing us at w ha t speed we can Goode declared Thats a legislative Moyer advised that the 65 miles an hour speed meanf something only as a matter of proof in He said the department is confi dent it can prove such speeds at night is not reasonable and prop er under the present Iowa law He feels evidence will be avairable to prove lesser speeds perhaps 60 or 55 are in violation of Iowas present law Both Goocle and McNcal said they felt the present law could be tested in court without having mentioned a definite speed limit nansuii uuciaieu uiai u is lar oei Arming at the present he ter lo farm 80 per cenl the pres 1 cnt acreage profitably than 100 per Hanson declared there are too ccnt at prodliclion cbysC or many acres under cultivation con siclering improved production can be ods and said something must ho llkcned to a stnnS of cars on a SAME NOW WHERES MY PIPEJoe Tallarico SS for a pair of slippers as he emerges from a decompression chamber Thursday night after spending nine hours under the Patuxent River at Solomons Md A Navy diver Talla ricos air lines became fouled on a test mine anchor 120 feet under the icy water It took 15 fellow clivers to rescue him but he appeared none the worse for wear The dive he made was expected to take only 18 minutes Controlled Acreage Recommended by Vegetable Growers By j v MCCARTHY Farm Editor A program consisting of controlled acreage increased foreign trade and a bettor job of merchandisingto step iip home consumptionis need ed if the vegetable industry is to remain healthy and productive These were among the recommendations to delegates attending closing sessions of the 42nd annual convention of the Iowa State Vege table Growers Association at the Hotel Hanford Friday Presiding over a panel discussion on soil bank methods of surplus elimination E A Planson Sioux Rapids grower and shipper said that the only sensible way to solve the present farm problem is a plan ol cross compliance with control The government opening up new areas for vegetable It all cant be done by Washing m us t stop ton ods and said something must be done to curb production until the population catches up with the arm output Others on Panel Joining Hanson in the panel were too fast can cause an awful mess Tred E Dahlin Boone farmer and Hereford vege able grower Dahlin said there is no question but that the biggest complaint cur rently is the lack of cross com pliance When acres are cut in wheat cotton or corn they should not be allowed in vegetables or anything else for that matter to even things he said Dahlin pointed out that the farm general today is not a simple thing to regulate and urged delegates to be satisfied with mod erate profits and work together The three panelleaders stressed hat thevegetable industry as a vhole is definitely against a pro jram of rigid government price lupports Our prices have always been adjusted by production and con they said Commenting on government practices in recent years Hanson said numerous irrigation projects lave been completed at the ex pense of taxpayers and opened up a tremendous amount of ground or cultivation Then the government turns right around at added expense with ts he con inucd Set of Regulations Coffin told the delegates that a committee of the National Potato Council met this week in Chicago n an effort to draw up a set of regulations within the industry which would be workable without he assistance of the government Quoting from a letter written by of the committee Coffin said the only thing in the potato industry that will save pro duction is acreage control based on marketing We all must shoulders o the wheel and every farmer and rower must do his he said Hanson declared that it is far bet highway If they all travel at safe driv ing speeds they will reach their destination without he said But those going too slow or The same thing holds true in farm ing Hanson is a former president of the association and will take of fice as president of the Buena Vis ta County Farm Bureau on Jan 1 He and his son Wayne farm 900 acres near Sioux Rapids Dahlin owns two small farms near Boone and manages several others while Coffin is a large grow er in Hereford Texas Board Election Other convention activity Friday included election of association di rectors The following were reelected Sam Kennedy Clear Lake chair man Orville Thoresdn Swea City James R Kennedy Clear Lake Bernard Engstler Garner Leslie Hirt Armstrong John H Holliday Muscatine G E Roberts Perry Lyle Nelson Laurens C C Han sen St Ansgar Eugene Horswell Thompson C L Fitch Ames was re elected secretarytreasurer and Mrs James R Kennedy Clear Lake as chairman of the Womens Auxiliary Fitch said that one political note entered into the convention picture Friday just before the adjourn ment We received a request from Acllai Stevensons office for a copy of our bill on selfregulation of the potato he said Even the politicians are getting wind of During the forenoon delegates heard from manufacturers repre sentatives who discussed weed and disease control and new type farm implements REPEAT PERFORMANCE CATANIA Sicily five and onehalf pound boy was born Thursday to the wife of a factory worker just 18 days after she gave to a girl ExTruman Aides Incensed Over Accusations Bribe Charge Is Denied More Aid for Schools Asked By HERB ALTSCHULL WASHINGTON nevy drive for federal school aid particularly in construction rolled ahead Fri day in the wake of its impressive indorsement by the White House Conference on Education As the fourday meeting ended Traffic Deaths on SD Day Top 54 Total By The Associated Tress The nations traffic deaths on Safe Driving Day Thursday ran considerably higher than last years toll of 51 The National Safety Council isted its official total at the same ime as 67 An AP survey on Thursday Nov 7 made for comparison with the SD Day toll counted 69 deaths Although SD Day fatalities were higher this year than in 1954 it appeared that nearly half the states observed the day without a single traffic death Major Cities The survey also disclosed that nost of the major cities including Mew York Chicago and Detroit lad no fatalities The biggest cities reporting deaths were Philadelphia Los An geles and Minneapolis each wit one fatality traffic fatalities weie re ported in New England There were three last year Ohio and California led the states with the most deaths Rain and snow fell in wide areas of the country making driving conditions hazardous The days toll compared to an average of 101 deaths daily during he first 10 months The 10month otal was nearly of Jay Adm H p Miller director of the Presidents Committee for Traffic Safety which sponsored SD Day said There can be no real cause of elationon a day when the com ined efforts of thousands of pub ic officials and private citizens and scores of agencies fail to keep he nationstraffic toll below this igure Miller said But if the impact of this day on the public can save lives today and bring about greater safety on he highways in the future it will have served a real State Reports No Fatalities DES MOINES UP From a atality standpoint Safe Driving Day was a success in Iowa Public Safety Department rec ords showed not a single person lied in a traffic accident Snow which spread across the tate produced slick streets and highways and a rash of minor ccidents 22 in Des Moines alone But generally speaking motorists lowed down considerably Safety Commissioner Clinton loyer who said Thursday the nowy weather gave him a sink ng of the commented later he foul weather perhaps worked o overall advantage He said there were probably fewer motorists on the high vays and those who did drive drove carefully One year ago on SD Day Iowa ecorded one fatality about 30 min ites before the end of the 24hour period of Thursday night Secretary of Wel fare Folsom told the dele jates President Eisenhower was ready to ask Congress for broadened and improved pro gram of federal aid for school conF A few minutes earlier the con ferenee had greeted with ringing applause a statement that the del egates had approved a stepped up 8 aid program by more than 21 The leaders of the ber National Education Assn NEA hailed this report and five others as nothing short of mar John Buford Mt Vern on the NBA president labeled conference one of the great est ever Labor union leaders who had hreatened a floor fight if the con ferences position on federal aid wasnt strong enough to suit them apparently were satisfied with the outcome The conference report agreed with Folsoms statement that the aid should be distributed among all the states and that the states ihould decide how it should be pent The report called on the states o spend the money only on a basis of demonstrated Folsoms statement which he aid followed a conference with he President followed the same general pattern The secretary said Federal assistance while na tionwide in scope benefiting a1 states should be distributed ac cording to Dr William G Carr the NBA executive secretary told a new conference he thought the confer ence would have three positiv results lead to state action1 in solving many pressing schoo problems 2 Many people will be made more aware of educational needs n hundreds of 3 It will help speed passage of a bill by Rep Kelley lo provide 400 million dollars a year for distribution by the states o distressed school districts SHOPPING DAYS LEFT Hlp Fight Chrhfnwf Snb J the Truman administration Breen radio and television station Thursday denied that they are uilty of bribery and perjury as harged in an indictment linking hem with a conspiracy to defraud the government in a criminal tax ase The two officials named by a edefal grand jury here were Matthew J Connelly confidential secretary to President Truman 1945 and Theron La mar Caudle who resigned as as listant attorney general in charge if the tax division in 1951 at Tru mans request Harry I Schwim mer a Kansas City attorney also vas indicted Called Crook Connelly who was charged with from Schwimmer n 1952 for his role in influencing tax case blamed the indictment i a little group of willful men now in power in He said the group have called Harry S Tuman a traitor and now be ause of my association vyith him hey are calling me a I defy that group of willful men or anybody else to produce on shred of evi dence that have com mitted any o f e n s e agains good morals c ethics or that have violate any law of th United States Connelly s a i e in N e w Yorl where he is a All About mniiii The Weather Mason City Drizzle changing to snow and becoming heavy with north to northeasterly winds around 35 miles per hour and turning colder Friday night Snow gradually diminishing with strong northeasterly winds and colder Saturday Snow accumulating 6 inches or more by Saturday eve ning Considerable drifting and blowing of snow late Friday night and Saturday Low Friday night 2025 with falling temperatures Saturday owa Cloudy through Saturday Rain southeast rain changing to snow north and west Friday night Warmer extreme east colder northwest and extreme west Friday night Snow strong northerly winds and decidedly colder Saturday Low Friday night 20 extreme northwest to 35 extreme southeast FiveDay Iowa Temperatures Friday night through n ex t Wednesday will average 2 to 7 degrees below normal Normal highs 31 north to 39 south Nor mal lows 5 north to 21 south Turning colder Saturday Cold Sunday Slowly rising tempera tures Monday and Tuesday Cojd cr again Wednesday Precipita tion will average onefourth to threefourths of an inch occur ring as snow west and rain changing to snow east on Satur day snow flurries east Sunday snow west and rain or snow east again Monday or Tuesday Minnesota Heavy Globe Gazette veather data up o 8 Friday Maximum 30 Minimum At 8 in YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum SLEET Connelly Caudle in Reply Perjury Also Is Cited om Our Wire Services ST LOUIS Two high officials FORT DODGE tfi A charge of excessive speed at night against rerald Wayne Haldorf 22 Algona ie first motorist arrested under afety Commissioner Clinton Moy rs 65mileanhour night speed imit was dismissed Friday The recommendation for dismis al was made in the court of Jus ice Herbert Bennett by Webster bounty Attorney Arthur H John on who said there was a lack of vidence Defense attorneys included Ed reen radio and television station perator who has been openly ritical of the speed limit John I Iowa attorney and Ralph Bastian for mer Webster County attorney In justice court Johnson im mediately asked a continuence in CONNELLY public relations counsellor Caudle who practices law in Wadesboro charged that he Republicans have held me over as a scapegoat and public sacrifice again for the coming national He said he vill demand a wide open con ressional investigation of why he vas indicted four years after the charges of gross indiscretion hat forced him from government ervice were aired Loses Job Ellis N Slack former assistant o Caudle and Irving Sachs St shoe wholesaler were men ioned in the indictments as co onsiprators but not as clefend nts Atty Gen Brownell said in Vashington that Slack had been clieved Wednesday from his uties as an attorney in the ap elate section of the Justice De artments Tax Division Brownell added that Slack 55 ad on annual leave s required by the veterans pref rence act pending proceedings ooking to Tax difficulties by Sachs firm s the center of the case He was ccuscd of evading in cor orate income taxes The govern ment contends that Caudle and Connelly conspired to improperly se their influence with the hope f personal gain to prevent prose ulion of Sachs Sachs later was indicted plead d guilty and was fined udge Harper who presided at lie trial gave him no prison entcnce because of ill health Charge of Night Speeding Against Haldorf Is Dropped order to give him time to study the scientific data the state has available to show that 65 miles an hour at night is excessive He said he presumed that because it was a test case the attorney generals office might want to join the prosecution Johnsons motion was overruled when Haldorfs attorneys pointed out their client was entitled to a speedy trial Haldorf who is unemployed was arrested by Highway Patrolman Merlin Hogan at Thurs day less than two hours after the night speed limit went into effect at midnight Hogan said he clocked Haldorf at 71 miles an hour on Highway 20 near Duncombe about 10 miles east of here Another Cold Wave to Creep Into State iy The Associated Press A cold wave and six inches of new snow was forecast for northwest owa by Saturday morning The Weather Bureau in Des Moines said Friday that 35 mile an iour winds will cause considerable blowing and The snow vilT slowly diminish Saturday with strpng north to northeast winds ontiriuing One to 3 inches of snow fell in central and eastern Iowa Thursday vith just traces of snow reported in the northwest The show and Woman Hurt When Train Car Collide accompanying freezing d r i z z 1 made highways slippery with packed snow and ice I Temperatures Friday were pectedt to rise above the freezing mark m most sections and should erase much of the ice and snow from highways But the Weather Bureau m Des Momes said the state can expect more snow and much colder weather Friday night and Saturday Change to Snow The rain an3 drizzle is due to change to snow in svestern and central Iowa as northerly winds jush a cold front into those areas The rain will change to snow in the east early Saturday when snow and strong winds are expected to over the entire state Temperatures will be falling hroughout Iowa Saturday Highs should be a few degrees varmer than Thursday when highs angcd from 26 at Dubuque to 32 t Council Bluffs and Sioux City Little Drop The mercury failed to drop much hursday night as lows ranged rom 23 at Council Bluffs to 31 at ioux City Lamoni Des Moines and Spencer ad 3inch snowfalls Thursday rom the storm which moved up rom the south Mason City re ortcd two inches Light fog and mist had limited isibility to as little as 500 feet in many parts of Iowa Friday The owa Highway Patrol reported Mrs James Brones 39 a farm wife near Forest City suffered head injuries early Tuesday after noon when the car in which she was riding was struck by a Rock ighways in some districts were 00 per ccnt snow and icecovered plows sanders and salting rews out BULLETINS DES MOINES UP District Judge C Edwin Moore Friday is sued a temporary injunction preventing the Iowa Liquor Con frol Commission from banning distillery representatives from the state EAGLE PASS Tex section of the bridge across the Rio Grande between Eagle Pass and Piedras Negras collapsed Friday injuring an estimated 20 40 persons Island train at a crossing on 4th in Mason City No immediate report of her con dition was available at Mercy Hos pital Mrs Brones was riding with her husband when their car traveling east slid onto the tracks after at tempting to stop forthe train Brones saw the train coming but couldnt get his car in reverse fast enough to back the car off the tracks The train traveling at a mod erate rate of speed hit the car in the right front fender and spun it around throwing Mrs Brones out of the car Brones sisterinlaw Mrs James Knudson and two sons James 10 and John 3 were riding in the back seat of the car Mrs Brones was the only one injured Mr Brones was driving Dorothy Ward a secretary at the Stoddard Mfg Co near the tracks saw the accident and called the ambulance Mrs Brones was conscious when taken to the hos pital The train was the Rock Island 632 on the way to Minneapolis The accident happened at The Brones were in Mason City for a shopping tour and a visit to the dentist Lehigh Portland Cement Co Announces Price Increases The Lehigh Portland Cement Co Identand general manager of North as announced price increases for lie first quarter of 1956 from 15 to 5 cents a barrel Lehighs president J S Young n Allentown said the bulk rices at mills effective Jan 1 will c 15 cents at 10 of the firms 11 mills including that at Mason City at Mason City will go from a barrel to Gnn Hanforrl MacNidrr presi V western States Portland Cement said Friday that his firm would Expectant Mother Two Tots Hurt in Clarion Crash only serious ac cident in Iowa on Safe Driving Day occurred near here A car driven by Mrs Lois 24 an expectant mother collided with a truck near a bridge A Goldfield resident Mrs Wood Icy is hospitalized a Mercy Hos pital Mason City for treatment of a severe eye injury She re portedly spent a good night Her 5ycarold son a passenger in the car escaped with minor uo would cuts A ciaughter 17 months is make its decision whether or not t I L o raise its prices within the next two weeks MacNider said his com pany currently is selling its cement at a barrel Young indicated that price rises were marie on the basis of local conditions and though averaging 5 per cent are different at various mills hospitalized at Clarion with a con cussion and possible skull fracture BOMB BLAST NEW YORK WvA homemade bomb exploded Thursday night in an upper level mens room at Grand Central terminal but no one was injured ;