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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 7, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS VOL CXI Associated and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 7 1754 This Paper of Two No 50 Strange Phenomena Known as Whistlers Studying Messages From Outer Space PALO ALTO Calif lis tening station aboard the Navy icebreaker Atka now enroute to the Antarctic Seas is tuned in on strange phenomena described by a Stanford professor as mes sages from outer Dr Robert Helliwell associate professor of electrical engineer ing compared the sounds known as to flying saucers in respect to their strange and unknown character He described the whistlers as signals with a musical quality picked up from outer space on receiving sets and from all known characteristics produced by lightning discharges The Atkas listening station Dr Helliwell said in an interview with the Palo Alto Times was set up by Stanford in coopera tion with U S government en gineers as part of a far ranging project to study the mysterious sounds The research under auspices of the Air Force Cambridge Re search Center at the Stanford Radio Propagation Laboratory may make outer space regions far beyond limits of the known ionosphere accessible to radio study for the first time in scien tific history the scientist said British scientists have also shown an interest and Helliwell said receiving stations may be established in Bermuda and the Falkland Islands All this research is expected to test a theory developed by L R 0 Storey at Cambridge University in England that the whistlers dispatched into the ionosphere from one of the earths hemispheres are de flected back to the other one by masses in outer spaces Dr Helliwell discounted the possibility that the sounds origi nate on another planet Joe Ignites New War McCarthy Denounces President White House on Defense From Our Wire Serried WASHINGTONSen Joseph R McCarthy Tuesday publicly de nounced President Eisenhower The White House then hit back with a statement dealing with ad ministration activities in the fight against Communism The Wisconsin Republican said ie wanted to apologize to the American people for the way he campaigned for Mr Eisenhower in 1952 McCarthy interrupted a session of the Senate Investigating Sub committee the chairmanship of which he must relinquish to the Democrats next to read a 350word statement in the crowded hearing room before television and newsreel cameras Urgn He said President Eisenhower had congratulated senators whom McCarthy had accused of holding up his exposures of Communists for 10 months He added that the President at the same time urges that we be patient with the Com munist hoodlums who are tortur ing and brainwashing American uniformed men in Communist dun But Sen Flanders who started the ball rolling toward Sen ate condemnation of the Wiscon sin senator told reporters McCar thy has declared political Flanders said that on the surface the statement indicates he wishes a split Thats his purpose and it has now become McCarthy himself was asked whether the statement implied the Wisconsin senator would join in a third party movement I have no interest whatsoever at the present time in a third he answered I intend to work in the Republican Mr Eisenhower last week con gratulated Sen Arthur V Watkins RUtah for his splendid work as chairman of the special com mittee which urged the Senate to censure McCarthy Previously he had praised Sen Flanders for a Senate speech on the McCarthy issue James C Hagerty Eisenhowers press secretary told newsmen aft er a conference witlrthe President that he was referring them to two news conference statements by Eisenhower dealing with the ad ministrations role in fighting Com munism at home and abroad Ha gerty handed newsmen a copy of a prepared statement made by the President at a news conference last June 2 It dealt with what Eisenhower then called the admin istrations record up to that point in fighting Communism at home Hagerty said he had just talked to Atty Gen Brownell and was revising figures in the Eisenhower statement of last June to bring them up to date He said the re vised statement was being issued in his Hagertys name but that he had consulted with the Presi dent before taking the step The substance of the Presidents statement was that since his took office federal agencies have among other things convicted 50 Communist leaders indicted 4f others added new to the Justice De partments list ot subversive groups deported alien subver s issued orders to deport 410 and started These Russians May Be WITHOUT A ROOF MINEOLA NX tht Soviet dalegation to the United Nations pays the back taxes on its two Long Island homes they may bt taken over by two men who have bought liens on them One of the buyers Monday was Joseph Harris a realtor of Bald win who paid for a lien on the delegations big estate at GlenCove The estate known as Killenworth and formerly owned by the late George Du Pont Pratt is assessed at Harris also owns a lien on Killenworth which he bought last year According to the law the buyer of a tax lien can take over a property if the owner does not settle the unpaid taxes within two years after the lien Is sold Milton Aronauer of New York City bought tax lien Mon day on another Soviet delegation residence known as Norwich House in Upper Brookvilje N Y In the past the Soviet delegation has objected to paying the taxes saying it should be exempted from paying real estate levies There was no new comment from the delegation AP Wirephoto DEFENSE WITNESSES Dr and Mrs Richard N Sheppard wait in the hallway of the Cleveland court house before they were called as witnesses in Dr Sam Sheppards murder trial The two doctors are brothers Oldest Brother of Sam Sheppard Tykes Stand CLEVELAND Ohio Samuel H Sheppards oldest broth er testified Tuesday that it would have been impossible for Sheppard to stand alongside the bed and murder his wife without getting his trousers spotted with her blood The brother Dr Richard N Sheppard 38 was the third defense witness in its attempt to save the 30yearold Dr Sam fron the chair He told of visiting rAII About The Weather Mason City Fair and warmer Iowa Continued cold FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 3 to 6 degrees above normal Wednesday through Sun day Normal highs 29 north to 37 south normal lows 13 north to 19 south Temperatures above normal Wednesday Colder Fri day Wanning again over the weekend Precipitation will av erage onetenth to twotenths of an inch as snow or rain Wednes day or Thursday Minnesota Partly cloudy Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Tues day Maximum 25 Minimum 11 At 8 12 YEAR AGO Maximum 33 ftHzmo Minimum 28 HEARING WASHINGTON Fed eral Power Commission will begin bearings Jan 4 on applications of Northern Natural Gas Omaha to import 100 million cubic feet of gas daily from Canada through new facilities the murder room not long after the slaying early in the morning of last July 4 and finding the walls splattered with blood Then the chief defense attorney William J Corrigan held up in front of the witness chair the soiled wrinkled pair of faded khaki trousers that Dr Sam had been wearing when investigators ar rived that morning They have a large bloodstain at the left knee which the defense claims got there when Dr Sam took her pulse after the slaying and touched his knee to the bloodsoaked sheet Corrigan asked Dr Richard Shep pard to demonstrate how far up on his leg the mattress came as he stood beside the bed and viewed Marilyn Sheppards bludgeoned body My knee was above the edge of the Dr Richard said Gently shaking the trousers in front of the witness Corrigan asked Would it be possible for a man wearing these pants to stand alongside the bed and murder Marilyn and have no spots on these pants I would say absolutely Dr Richard replied Richard Sheppard told a story of a perfectly normal happy rela tionship between Dr Sam and his 31yearold wife They seemed to be very affcc be said They played to gether worked together and were perfectly happy in every Sales Tax Hike OKd by Elthon But Only If Money Needed DBS MOINES Leo El thon said Tuesday that if the 1955 Legislature finds it necessary to provide more state revenue he would prefer an increase in the sales tax At least I am not recommend ing yet any increase in the governor told his news con ference But if the people feel that more money should be ap propriated for schools and educa tion it will be up to the Legis lature to find the source It is up to the people to make the decision through their legisla tors as representatives of the peo ple If the people want to spend more money they will have to pay for it or reduci Elthon explained that he would prefer an increase of one per cent in the sales tax because it has a broad base everyone partici pates and everybody benefits through the allocation of state Not all lowans pay state in come Elthon said The governor said he would pre fer increasing the sales tax if the choice is between boosting either that levy or the income tax The governor said he believes it is mandatory that Iowa oper ate on a balanced budget He de scribed that as one of the basic principles on which our econom ic system He added that a balanced budget is the first thing he is interested in The 1953 Legislature appropri ated about 122 million dollars a year for the biennium ending next June 30 The most optimistic esti mate of state revenue was about 111 million annually However ac tually state income has been at the rate of about 113 million a year The last Legislature provided that the difference between income and outgo should come from the 30 million dollar state reserve fund The states general fund bal ance next June 30 is expected to be about19 million dollars includ ing what is left of the reserve fund Elthon indicated he opposes ex tending the sales tax to services This has been advocated by some As to that he commented We already have the sales tax setup If the rate were increased we would have the machinery to handle it But if we extended the sales tax to services it would mean we would have to employ many more collectors and inspectors And you would ultimately reach the same people in a service tax as you do on the sales tax Then why have two setups Governorelect Leo A Hoegh who is leaving for Washington and a round of meetings said later that if there is a need for increased state revenue and very appar ently there will be for education roads and other he would prefer boosting the income tax In this he reiterated what he said in his successful campaign SAMf AP Wlrephoto SNOW HALTS WORK ON at the Newport News Va ship yard Tuesday were slowed in preparing the giant carrier Forrestal for Saturdays gala christening by a surprise snowstorm The storm blew in from the Atlantic and blanketed the flight deck In the foreground are the ribbed understruc tures of two forward catapults Labor Chief Flatly Against State Laws Hurting Unions Yoshida Quits as Premier Hatoyama Is Given Push TOKYO Minister Shi eru Yoshida the sly old fox who guided Japans destinies through even troubled postwar years Tuesday stepped down in the face f overwhelming opposition from both the right and left His likely successor is Ichiro latoyama a conservative pro American as is Yoshida Unlika Yoshida however Hatoyama fa ors diplomatic relations and in creased trade with Russia and Red Dhina within a framework of riendship with the West The Diet Parliament will vote Wednesday or Thursday on a new eader Vote Planned Yoshida and his Cabinet resigned iust hours before the Diet almost certainly would have toppled his government with a no confidence vote Hatoyama led the conser vative Socialist coalition that introduced the noconfidence mo tion Sunday The coalition controls about 253 votes in the powerful lower house Yoshida could muster but 185 Until the revolt against him Yo sbida ruled the Diet with an iron hand backed by a working ma jority m the lower house Hato yama may find the road more dif ficult He must depend to some extent on the Socialists who said again Tuesday they would support him at least temporarily The resignation may mean the end of the political trail for the Goal of Cheer Fund Annual Yule Drive Gets Under Way Please prepare to dig just a tiny bit deeper into your pockets this year when you give to the Christ mas Cheer Fund Last year the goal was set at and with merchandise it was oversubscribed by The total was this is whats import of the total was in cash And it was necessary to dip into a dwindling reserve Cash Deficit According to Miss Doris Bruce of Family Service which has ad ministered the fund since its in ception in 1925 the cash deficit was Thats a way of saying that the business of avoiding any Empty Stockings in our community cost more than the cash receipts last year Although there is a hope that the cash receipts will be ever so much greater this years goal is being set at Daily Lifting As usual there will be a daily listing of all cash contributions re ceived Names will be used except when initials or other designations are requested As always in the past donations o the cause may be brought to the business office of the Globe azette or they may be mailed to this address Chrittmat fund Mason City Iowa Mount Vernon Woman Dies of Injuries IOWA CITY UP Mrs Frances Bickle 78 Mount Vernon died in a hospital here early Tuesday of injuries received in a county road collision south of Tipton Monday JAMES P MITCHELL Gifford Livestock Trucker Killed in Highway Crash DBS MOINES UP Deane Howard Gifford was killed Mon day night when his livestock truck was sideswiped by a car and he was thrown out on Towa 64 about five miles northeast of here near Bondurant Iowa Highway Patrolman Mar vin VanderLinden said a car driven by Mrs Emaline H Reynold 34 Des Moines sideswiped the truck loaded with 15 head of cattle en route to DCS Moines The truck gasoline tank was torn loose and sprayed flaming gasoline along the highway Howard was burned almost beyond recognition before passersby could put out the fire he said Mrs Reynolds was seriously in jured and hospitalized here A DUDE AT HEART FORT WORTH Tex E Mahaney a Texas cowboy is suing the Columbia Casualty Co for for injuries he received when a cow he was helping to brand butted him in the stomach Seven Survivors of Tugboat Sinking Pulled Out of Gulf ST PETERSBURG Fla Rescue ships Tuesday picked up seven survivors and three bodies of the llman crew of a tug which sank in the stormtossed Gulf of Mexico Monday night The Coast Guard in New Orleans said the cutter Cardigan radioed she had the seven survivors and Jnree bodies aboard after a morn ing of rescue operations One crew member was unac counted for The SS Helen Lykes one of at east four merchant ships on the scene of sinking Monday of the tug Bertha R some 70 south west of Panama City sent a radio message to the Coast Guard that she had rescued three men The Helen Lykes arrived near the spot where the tug went down and first found the barge that was under tow when the accident hap pened It was reported a hole was ripped in the tug below the water line when she rammed against the barge during stormy weather The Coast Guard said the vessel first radioed that we have spotted some men in the water and are Later it was reported We have picked up three surviv RighttoWork Ruling Rapped Iowa Among States Having Legislation LOS ANGELES o Labor James P Mitchell Tuesda came out flatly against stat righttowork laws outlawing la bor contract provisions that work ers must become union members Mitchells declaration that h was opposed categorically t such Jaws now in effect in 1 states mostly in the South ant West came as a surprise in speech prepared for the annua CIO convention Labor unions are as much o more concerned with getting sue laws repealed and preventing en actmcnt of new ones in othei states as they are with changing or repealing the federal TaftHart ley law Ditch Lawi Both the CIO and AFL have out lined campaigns to have state leg islatures ditch the righttowork laws next year They generall make illegal any labor contract ar rangement for the union shop 01 similar proviso requiring workers to join unions Mitchell whose speech also con veycd warm personal greetings to the CIO from President Eisen howcr practically invited their re peal of such laws by recommend ing that they be further consid by states They will find that these laws do more harm than he said In the first place these right laws do not create any jobs at all In the second place they result in undesirable and un necessary limitations upon thi freedom of working men and women and their employers to bar gain collectively Thirdly they restrict union se curity and thereby undermine the basic strength of labor organiza tions I oppose such laws cate The TaftHartlcy law permits union shop contractclause butspe cificaUy says they are illegal in any state which prohibits them Big Argument The wisdom and morality of compulsory union membership have provided one of the classic arguments in labor relations Unions claim that nonmembers they represent are free riders and get collective bargaining gain without contributing to the cost by saying dues The employers stead fastly maintain it is wrong to make workers join unions The righttowork laws are presently in effect in Arizona Ar cansas Alabama Florida Geor gia Iowa Louisana Mississippi Nevada Nebraska Tennessee Texas Virginia North and South Carolina and North and South Dakota PREMIER YOSHIDA Yoshida who signed the San Francisco peace treaty or Japan and maintained close iaison with the Western nations Fie will remain a member of the Diet but beyond that his future is cloudy Market The stock market shot up im mediately after the announcement hat Yoshida was stepping aside The action reflected the relief Dusiness leaders who had feared hat Yoshida would carry out his threat to dissolve the Diet and call an expensive national election in a fight to retain power The businessmen who bankroll Yoshidas Liberal party leaders lave been urging Yoshida to re sign He held on through four liours of heated debate Tuesday morning but finally threw in tha owel Hatoyama has said there will be no change in Japans relations with the United States if he is apped for the Prime Ministers job He says he has a fundamental conviction that Russia is never to be but he feels full dip omatic relations between Japan and Russia can help avert war between the United States and Rus McKINZlE HONORED FAIR FIELD Chamber of Commerce President J A McKin zie Monday was named Fairfieldi man of the ;