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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 3, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for ON CITY GLOBEGAZ THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXII Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wirei Seven Cents a Copy MAKE EVERY DAY SAFE DRIVING DAY MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 3 1955 This Paper Consists of Two One No 4t ders Clash South Vot REP JOSEPH MARTIN Martin Says Ike to Run GETTYSBURG Pa ffi House Republican Leader Martin Satur day voiced belief after a talk with President Eisenhower that the President will go after a second term for the worlds sake it his doctors approve Martin also told reporters he had hopes Congress can put through a tax cut next will benefit the socalled little He said however this can be done only if the budget is balanced The veteran Massachusetts con gressman gave his views in report ing on a 45minute conversation with Eisenhower who then went into another closed session with Senate Republican Leader Know land of California Martin stressed that his second term views were his own He said he did not discuss the question1 with the President But MartinV opinion almost exactly paralleled the one expressed by Republican National Chairman Leonard W Hall after a meeting with the chief executive last Monday Hall said then he thought Eisen hower would seek reelection if he feels he is Martins meeting with Eisen hower was the first of two confer ences the President called Satur day morning with top GOP leaders in Congress Martin disagreed by implication with Knowlands publicly ex pressed view that Eisenhower should announce his second term intentions next month I dont think we should put any deadline on the Mar tin said Hell know how his health is and hell know when it is time to speak Both Parties Plan to Woo Members of New AFLCIO NEW YORK W The newly merged AFLCIO Saturday faced an almost immediate struggle by loaders oC the two major political parties for he support of its 16 million members Three 195B presidential possibili ties will address the unionists at tending the first AFLCIO conven tion here next week While the speeches are not billed as politi they can be expected to re flect the Republican and Demo cratic philosophies The question is whether the Re publicans can woo some of the tra ditional Democratic strength away from the labor movement The GOP will lead with its ace President conven tion speechmaking Eisenhower who may or may not te a candidate for reelection will address the delegates Monday af ternoon by telephone from his Get tysburg farm Democrats will get their chance later in the week to hold or strengthen their position Cedar Rapids Youth Dies of Injuries IOWA CFTY Lee Crawford 17 Cedar Rapids died in University Hospitals early Sat urday of injuries suffered Tuesday night when his motorcycle was hit by a car at Cedar Rapids CURTfS EXPECTING HOLLYWOOD W Janet Leigh Tony Curtisare expecting their first baby early next summer GEORGIA GOVERNOR BURNED IN EFFIGY Protest Racial Issue Over Bowl Game Snowstorm Is Delayed But Still on Menu Northern Iowa to Get Cold Spell By The Assoclalcd Fresj The heavy snowstorm which had been predicted for parts of Iowa Friday night failed to materialize but it is still on the menu the Weather Bureau said Saturday Light snow fell in much of north ern Iowa Friday night but it did not reach any depths of more than a half an inch to an inch Most of the state was blanked by driz zle and fog Saturday morning with temperatures close to the freezing mark The nights low reading was 28 at Spencer Storm Center The mass of Arctic air from Can ada however was still moving southeastward across the Noithern Plains Saturday and a moisture laden storm system which re mained nearly stationary over the Oklahoma Panhandle Friday was moving northeastward The collision of these two weath er systems will produce heavy drifting snow in northwestern Kan sas and western and northern Ne braska during the day Saturday and the storm also is likely to move through eastern Nebraska and northwestern Iowa the Weath er Bureau said Strong Winds In the storm area drifting snow was expected to make highways hazardous Northerly winds rang ing ip to 30 to 35 miles an hour were expected to develop In Iowa the mercury was expect ed to begin dropping Saturday aft ernoon Just how extensive an area in Iowa would be hit by se vere snow and drifting was con tingent on the way the storm sys tem develops and the northeast ward swing of its path Scottsbluff in the Nebraska Pan handle had 8 inches of snow on the ground Saturday morning and Valentine in the northern Nebras ka grass cattle country had 5 inches with northerly winds occa sionally reaching gusts of 25 to 30 miles an hour Auto Makers Facing More Federal Curbs WASHINGTON threat of federal legislation Saturday con fronted auto makers if they dont voluntarily revise franchise con tracts in favor of dealers Despite the threat the lop offi cials of General Motors the largest auto manufacturer indica ted they would not take such ac tion voluntarily Chairman Joseph C OMahoney of the Senate monopoly subcom mittee implied strongly that he would sponsor such legislation after Harlow H Curtice GM presi dent refused the senators sugges tion that GM officials discuss fran chise revisions with its dealers Curtice and Alfred P Sloan GM chairman of the board ap peared as witnesses before the subcommittee Friday Earlier a parade of GM dealers most of them disfranchised had testified GM had used its oneyar fran chise as a club to force them into financially unsound sales practices The subcommittee Friday ended its fourth week of a socalled case study of the impact of General Motors operations on the nations economy SHOPPING DAYS LEFT r Help Fight TB Buy Christmas Seals J DEMONSTRATIONS IN ATLANTAHtmdreds of Georgia Tech students protesting0 Gov Marvin Griffins opposition to their football teams participation in the Sugar Bowl because ot a racial issue Saturday gave police a good battle in downtown Atlanta One group stormed the capitol and broke several windows Highways Over State Snow Ice Packed DES MOINES M The State Highway Patrol issued this report on Iowa driving conditions as of 11 a m Saturday District Moines High way 14 is about 100 per cent icy and Highway 64 is 50 per cent icy north of Highway 30 in northeast part of Light rain high ways wet balance of district with some fog visibility V4 to 16 mile District Light rain highways wet some fog visibility to 1A mile District Oak Fog light mist and irain visibility mile Highways wet to 100 per cent ice covered except Highway 6 which has been salted District Light mist highways snow packed and ice cov ered except for Highway 30 which salted and wet District Occasional rain mixed with snow central and south Highways 100 per cent snow and ice covered District 6 Spencer Snowing visibility A to mile Blizzard conditions highways snow covered and icy District Light snow north highways 100 per cent snow packed Light mist north cen tral highways snow packed and icy District Mason mittent light to moderate snow north central highways snow and ice covered Highway 65 sailed from Mason City to Minnesota line but becoming snow packed again Winds becoming strong Intermit tent moderate to heavy snow and sleet east highways snow packed Light intermittent snow and sleet west highways ice and snow cov ered Occasional light rain and snow central highways slushy snow and ice breaking up at last report District wet to slushy southwest Light in termittent snow northwest high ways 100 per cent snow and ice packed Light rain northeast highways wet Highways 100 per cent ice covered south central and southeast District drizzle southwest highways wet to icy in protected areas Rain and sleet started to break up in west central snow becoming ice cov ered again District 11 Qt northwest Intermittent rain north central highways wet District 12 mist and rain north highways wet Fog south visibility mile highways District Light mist fog visibility 300 feet to JA mile highways wot Airmen Contribute to Fund for Aged Pioneer of Flight TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE Calif UP Aircrews of the fetage Military Air Transport Service Saturday came to the aid of one of the pioneers of human flight Sparked by the slogan Lets Help Our officers and airmen of MATS 1501st Air Transport Wing be gan contributing climes and dol lars to a fund for Charles E Taylor 87 credited with build ing the first aircraft engine for the Wright brothers The drive was begun after crews at Travis read that the aged pioneer was staying at the Los Angeles County Hospital because he has no place else to Sales Tax Receipts Yielding About What Originally Estimated DES MOINES sales lax collections under the increased rate appear to be yielding just about what was originally esti mated the Iowa Tax Commission said Saturday The real test as to any average irobably will come when revenue begins to come in for business done n the Christmas Chair man Ray Johnson commented Gov Leo Hoegh said several weeks ago that if fie higher rate appeared to be producing in excess the need he would recommend that the Legislature repeal the in crease Such a recommendation might be made he added when an anticipated special session is called late next year The revenue estimates were based on the assumption that the volume of business would continue unchanged under the higher rate But subsequent sales tax collec tions showed that the business vol ume had increased Night Speed Limit Test to Gome Soon DES MOINES Pub lie Safely Commissioner Clinton Moyer said Saturday the G5 mile perhour night time speed limit he put into effect Thursday will be tested another clay in another case But he said it would be up to Atty Gen Dayton Countryman to decide when to make the test The first case under the new law was dismissed Friday by Justice of the Peace Herbert Bennett Fort Dodge Moyer backed up the action of Webster County Atty Arthur IT Johnson in asking for the dismis sal He said it was a wise move because Johnson could not obtain a delay in the trial of Gerald J Hal dorf 22 Algona to prepare his case The safety commissioner said Countryman has assured him lie will press for early action on the next test case of the controversial 65 mile regulation Iowa law requires motorists to drive at reasonable and proper speeds Moyer said it can be proved that speeds above 65 miles per hour it night are not reason able and proper because drivers cant sec far enough ahead to stop quickly enough in an emergency Ireton Man Killed in Auto Accident SIOUX CITY UP Herman Flicklefs 80 Ireton was injured fatally when a car he was riding in went out of control on U S 75 near Hinton north of here and crashed Friday nighth Ricklefs died early Saturday at a Sioux City hospital Three other persons were hospitalized They were Ricklcfs 75yearold wife and Mr and Mrs Milton Dittmcr Ireton East Germans Nix Renewal of Western Barge Permits BERLIN West German government spokesman Saturday announced the East German Com munists have threatened free Ber lins lifelines by refusing to renew yearly shipping permits for barges bringing supplies to the Western sector The Communist refusal could ialt all waterways traffic to West Berlin from West Germany Jan 1 It was a direct outgrowth of the Soviet grant of sovereignty to East Germany and the transfer of con trol over Getman traffic to Berlin from Soviet authorities to German Communists In an open bid for recognition by the West the Communists informed West German authorities in Bonn that the East and West German traffic ministries must negotiate on the future of canal traffic through the Soviet zone to West Berlin The Communist act underlined the Soviet and East German con tention that East Germany now is sovereign and fourpower agree ments on Germany no longer arc in force March on Mansion in Atlanta Pittsburgh Player Center of Dispute ATLANTA iffi Hundreds of ex ited Georgia Tech students Satur day Marvin Griffin in ifigy in downtown Atlanta in pro est against a racial segregation proposal which would keep the schools football team from playing n the Sugar Bowl Jan 2 estimated by po ice to number hanged a dummy labeled Griffin from a ree on the Tech campus then marched two miles to Five Points of Atlantas business dis rict Metal Post Another dummy was strung up o a metal street light post and gnited while the students chanted Burn him burn Signs say ng Down with Griffin BooBoos and we play anybody were carried in the rowd Several other dummies vere burned before daybreak About 500 other students stagec a demonstration at the governors mansion several miles distant The demonstrations came only a few hours after the governor urge that state schools not be allowed to en gage in contests with teams with Negro players on their rosters or where segre gation is not re quired among spectators In a telegram to Rob ert O Arnold of GRIFFIN the board of regents of the Univcr sity of Georgia the governor asked or an immediate meeting of the joard to act on his request Georgia Tech was signed a con ract to play Pittsburgh in the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans Re serve Halfback Bobby Grier a Ne gro is on the Pittsburgh squad And Sugar Bowl officials have an nounced the school may sel tickets in its section of the stadi um to whomever it wishes No Comment President Blake Van Leer ol eorgia Tech declined cornmenl Friday oh the governors telegram however he said to John Erp Chicago sports editor in a telephone interview Im 60 years old and have never broken a contract and Im not going to break one Griffin talking with newsmen by telephone while the crowd swirlec outside his mansion said he would not retract his request By that ime police were getting reinforce mcnls from adjacent counties anr carloads of troopers arrived from north Georgia cities as far as miles away They formed a cor don around the mansion Troopers were armed with tear as grenades but did not use them Some three hours after the demon stration began on the Tech cam pus the students began dispersing Benson Receives Replies From Public WASHINGTON review of early responses to Secretary Agriculture Bensons appeal for the mblics views on the farm prob em indicates his policies may have more support among city than country folk Benson made his request on Nov 23 and the Agriculture Department said Friday he has received to date nearly letters The depart menl in a review of the response said replies came from all parts of the country from both city and arm areas U N Assembly Puts OK on Atoms Plan UNITED NATIONS General Assembly gave manimous approval Saturday to a program aimed at creation of a vorlrt atomsforpcace agency some ime next year AP Wircphoto FIGHT FIRE Firemen play a hose on a fire in downtown Des Moines Saturday which burned out a quarter block of brick buildings The flames apparent ly started in the Phillips Lunch eonette visible here in the back ground TOO Flee Flames qtCapital DES MOINES than 100 persons including 47 men housed at the Salvation Army Social Serv ice Center were routed early Sat urday by a raging fire which burned out a quarter block ot brick buildings on the edge of the down town business district Firemen said that apparently everyone in the fire area escaped unharmed Fiftytwo persons fled from the Olympia Hotel although the hotel itseff was not burned Occupants of several second flooi rooming quarters lost all their be of Go i ITS by Each Farm Issue on Top By The Associated Tress Republican National Chairmaa Leonard W Hall sees an upswing in GOP strength in the normal Democratic South But Adlai Ste venson puts a different reading on the situation Hall voiced optimism for his partys Southern prospects in ad dressing a GOP fundraising din ner in Atlanta Friday night He called on Southern voters to get under the banner Dwight D Ei senhower is carrying1 and help the GOP win next years presidential Stevenson however said his re cent swing through Florida has convinced him the 1956 Democra tic presidential candidate will car ry that Southern state which voted for Eisenhower in 1952 The former Illinois only avowed candidate for tha Democratic presidential nomina in Oklahoma City Fri day for the national convention of Young Democrats Not at War Also on hand was Gov G Men nen Williams of Michigan a pos sible Democratic candidate who has been critical of Stevensons all for an election campaign aased on a program of modera longings The blaze discovered around midnight and brought under con rol about burned through a section opposite the Des Moines Postoffice building at Second Ave nue and Walnut but the Post office was not endangered All the windows in the Salvation Army Center several doors from vhcre the fire started were blown out by the intense heat and the Salvation Army clothing and furni ture store suffered smoke and vater damage Assistant Fire Chief Virgil Quinn said the blaze apparently started it the rear of Phillips Luncheon ette on the southwest corner of the nierscction It spread south and vest from there to Petes Place a avern destroying those buildings ind the Industrial Arts Supply Co quarters above them The flames then roared through building which housed Hermans Salvage Store and the Walnut Bil iards parlor rAll About The Weather Mason City Heavy snow and bliz tion Stevenson and Williams told newsmen theyre not at war with each other and are willing to talk over their Wil liams said no personality split was involved in his urging a bold and progressive campaign theme The two men emphasized domes tic issues in their talks before tha Young Democrats Both hit at ad ministration handling of the farm problem Williams saying Secreta ry of Agriculture Benson would leave more undone than Stevenson accused the adminis tration of taking a hypocritical approach to domestic needs and being dominated by interests in sensitive to the farmer the work er the smaller business people 1015 Seats In his talk to Georgia Republi cans Hall tossed aside his pre pared speech but covered most of the points made in it In his manuscripL Hall had said tha South is turning toward the Re publicans in such force that in 1956 we will pick up another 10 or 15 congressional Sen Golciwater of Arizona chair man of the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee also was op timistic about his partys chances to recapture control of the SenaU next year Goldwatcr conceded in a Wash ington interview Saturday that the farm issue would give Republicans trouble in the Midwest Gov Averell Harriman of New York another potential Democrat ic presidential candidate discussed foreign affairs Friday night in what was billed as a nonpolitical talk before the New Orleans For eign Policy Assn Hnrriman said recent Democrat zard conditions Saturday night and Sunday Cloudy and colder through Sunday Snow slowly di minishing Sunday New snow ac cumulating to five inches or ic criticisms of administration ac tivity in this field resulted from developments in recent months politics These developments he said have given rise to grave cumuiciimg 10 five inches or tint w yjave more with strong northeasterly pub conccrn that our position in winds causing considerable driftworld has ing snow Saturday night and Sun day Low Saturday night High Sunday 1822 owa Cloudy and turning colder Saturday night Drizzle changing to snow Saturday night possibly becoming heavy southeast and extreme east Mostly cloudy and continued quite cold Sunday Low St Josephs and Pocahontas Gage Game Postponed The basketball game between St Josephs of Mason City and Pocahontas Sacred Heart Saturday night 10 northwest to 20 scheduled for the Mason City southeast Further High School gym Saturday night sulcrable cloudiness with no has been postponed because of portant temperature change Monday Minnesota Heavy snow colder Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Satur day Maximum 37 Minimum At a a m an Prcc 1 snow YEA Ft AGO Maximum 30 SNOW Minimum 9 bad road conditions The will be rescheduled sometime in February ;