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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 12, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North towoV Daily Newspaper Edited for DN CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MAKE EVERY DAY SAFE DRIVING DAY VOL LXII Auoclated Preu ud United Pull Lttn Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 12 1955 Tfcii Paper Consists ol Two No 5S Million Expansion for Lehigh Plant One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE WTAn Quincy 930 Sunday WOO Sunday WOI Ames BIO Thuridiy WSUI City Saturday No Unanimity on This One K month or so ago I did a com mentary about the school de segregation problem In it I had just one putpose in mind I wanted to give the viewpoint of the white population in the Deep South 1 had been goaded into it to some extent by a vigorously written article in official pub lication of the National Conference of Editorial Writers The piece was from the pen of a friend of mine Tom Waring editor of the Charles ton News Courier in South Car olina The central contention of the Carolina editor was that the story of the Southern whites with respect to segregation just never gets told Its they rather than the Negroes who constitute the oppressed mi Mr Waring charged Well in this commentary I bent over backwards to reflect the Deep Souths point of view as it was expressed by Mr Waring in his Masthead article and by sev eral of my associates from Dixie on some national boards with which down through the years I have been identified It Drew Lois of Mail This is to report that my effort on that occasion has drawn me more mail than any commentary Ive given in my 15 years on the air As I prepare this you I have before me of let ters clippings pamphlets r and other types of literature almost an even foot high Ive really been bombarded Obviously it will not be possible for me to do more than skim through it picking out can some of the highlights And the first observation Ihave to offer in pursuit of that purpose is that de segregation is about as explosive an issue as has confronted our country within my memory Im not guessing about that The proof is right here before me What I said in that previous com mentary was pleasing to just one group of people the whites in the Deep South From Mr War ing the Charleston editor I have one of the most gracious letters Ive ever received And from a considerable number of readers in his area and in other places where my commentary was reprinted in whole or in part I have letters of Bimilar character Called Fairest freatmVtt But from other portions of the South other than the Deep that is Ive learned in language which is at once cour teous and unmistakable that the thinking on desegregation which prevails in South Carolina Georgia Alabama Mississippi and perhaps Louisiana is not the thinking that prevails in the border states such as Tennessee For purposes of contrast I dip nto a letter from Editor Waring of Charleston S and then into one from an editorial friend in Nashville Tenn First from South Carolina I am not exaggerating when I say your article is the fairest treatment of the Southern view point I have ever read in a North ern publication In saying this I recognize you have made no com mitment of your own but are mere ly stating with surgical precision what we Southerners think If others would be as fair many of the race tensions could relax and some of the inconsistencies and Injustices of segregation might be A Viewpoint And now from a Tennessee and I say A Tennessee not THE Tennessee viewpoint as it is set forth in a letter from Coleman A Harwell vice president and edi tor of the Nashville Tennessean after a prefatory pleasantry I notice the head on your com mentary is If I Lived in the Deep South But thereafter there is nothing in the column to indicate that you are referring to one par ticular portion of the South or that you are aware of the existence of conflicting views in the South You refer a number of times to the South and to Southern CONTINUED ON PAGE 750 500 250 PREVIOUSLY RETORTED II Seventh Day Adventlst Church Womans Club Womens Guild Congregational Church Club Dorcaj Circle Creek Church Kensett Joyce Kilmer Club Helping Hand Society Meservey Jacob Maiisen Farmers Happy Hustlers Friendly Illrlhday Club City Assembly No 45 Or der of tainhoKfor Girls Clinic Directors of House ot Stu art Cosmetics THE DAYS TOTAL S TOTAL TO DATE I GOAL OF CAMPAIGN CASH STILL NKEDED GIVING DAIS LEFT ONLY 11 Its Time to Speed Up Those Gifts HE 1955 Christ m a s Cheer Fund is running true to form in this respect After a most en couraging start there Has been a pronounced slowing down The total here reported is only about a third of what it must average in the time between now and 2 oclock of Dec 24 if the goal is to be reached But its been that way in each of the preceding 30 solicitations since the venture was launched in there has never been a failure to reach goal Were def initely not a lit tle concerned One of the heartening signs of success is being noted in industrial plants and other places where siz able numbers are assembled Col lective contributions are being planned All thats needed is some body to start the ball rolling If nobody else has stepped for ward in the place where YOU work how about taking the lead Down through the years gifts from this source have accounted for considerably more than half of the total raised to insure a bit of happiness in homes where other wise Christmas might be just an other day Those interested in helping the cause this year should either bring their contribution to the GlobeGa zettes business office on East State Street or mail it to Christmas Ctiter Fund Ca Mason City la Ike Told to Take It Easier GOP Leaders Hear Program WASHINGTON un President Eisenhower told Republican con gressional leaders Monday that his 1956 legislature program envisions a balanced budget by next June and a start on big road building and school construction programs Under orders from his doctors to slow the President limited his personal meeting with the GOP leaders to three hours He left the legislative confer ence in the White House Cabinet Room at and went to his residential quarters for a pre scribed midday rest period of hours The preview of the legislative program continued for another hour however with Cabinet offi cers taking over from the Presi dent in presenting it Halted for Lunch The sessions were halted then for lunch but were resumed at 2 to take up farm legislation amendments to immigration legis lation civil rights labor legisla tion postal rates and housing and area redevelopment That part of the program out lined at the forenoon meeting was described as calling for construc tion of additional schoolrooms to clear up the backlog of a room deficiency in the White House News Secretary James C Hagerty issued a state Suggests Help NEW YORK dent Herbert Hoover Sunday sug gested that Congress easefhe burden of the President of the United States by authorizing him to appoint an administrative vice This official Hoover said could relieve the President of a monumental amount of secondary Sloth in Galilee Fight JERUSALEM troops attacked Syrian outposts oveilook ing the Sea of Galilea during the night killing 55 Syrian soldiers for the loss of 4 Israelis officials said Monday Israeli sources said 29 Syrians were taken prisoner in the fog shrouded battle on the northeast shores of the lake where many Israeli soldiers were MISS Martin 17 yearold freshman from Houston reigns as campus queen at the State University of Iowa fol lowing her selection Saturday from a field of 29 candidates It was the first time a Negro girl has been crown chosen to wear the Nikita Raps Exploitation NEW DELHI India M Nikita Khrushchev Monday told Indian peasants in a model village being improved with help tHat they are victims of exploitation and The excited crowds at Sonepat 40 miles north of New Delhi hailed the Soviet Communist Party boss and Premier Bulganin with shouts of long live the Russian em perors as they walked for nearly a mile along lines carpeted with rose petals The village is the showplace of Indias community development program a joint tech nical c6operationplan Khrushchev told the applauding listened to a transla tion in Hindi that peasants every where have been deprived of edu cation and other facilities of But the peasants in Russia he as serted have political power and have built themselves materially and spiritually to the greatest ex tent events in the life of Jesus took place Twelve wounded The attackers occupied four Sy rian outposts blew them up and then withdrew The action was launched on an eightmile front Sunday night to silence gun posi tions Israel claimed fired on fish ing boats and an Israeli police launch Sunday No one was hurt in that incident Eastern Bank Israeli military sources said ar my units moved in a fourpronged advance aimed at four Syrian posi tions along the eastern bank of the Sea of Galilee The positions were in the Kurst Naquart and Beth Habeq sectors and in the sector where the Jordan flows into the Sea of Galilee The river leaves the sea again to the south to continue its way toward the Dead Sea The attacking Israeli units were supported by two detachments to block the approach of Syrian rein forcements Military sources said the Syrian opposition was heaviest in the Jor dan River sector Rush to Area U N truce observers rushed to the area to investigate at the first word of the Israeli attack A U N spokesman saidthe situation in the area was quiet now Israel claims her territory in Probe of CAA Is Planned WASHINGTON Sen Mon cludes the entire Sea of Galilee a lake about 13 miles long and 3 to 7 miles wide Syria holds the north ern half ofthe lakes eastern shore A narrow strip along the southern half is held by Israel The Israeli attack took place along this eightmile northern stretch There was no immediate com ment from Damascus the Syrian capital roney DOkla Monday accused Secretary of Commerce Weeks of reaching for czarlike powers over civil aviation and announced the Senate Commerce Committee will investigate the situation next month One thing the committee intends to find out Monroney said is why Frederick B Lee was replaced as head of the Civil Aeronautics Ad ministration a unit of the Com merce Department Lee resigned from his year job Saturday The swearing in of Charles J Lowen now deputy CAA administrator as his successor was set for Monday Broad Inquiry Monroney said a broad inquiry will be aimed at Commerce De partment aviation policies under Weeks and Lewis S Rothschild his undersecretary In the Presidents illness MERRILL DIES Maj Gen Frank D Merrill 52 famed World War II jungle fighter and New Hampshires public works and highways commissioner since 1949 died of a heart attack in Fernandina Beach Sunday night Merrill was the leader of Merrills behind thelines fighters who plagued the Japanese in Burma during World War II merit after the meeting while Re publican congressional leaders re served any statement they may have until after the afternoon ses sion Rep Martin of Massachusetts the House GOP leader said no politics was discussed at the meet ing Medical Report A weekend medical report said the President still is recovering normally from his Sept 24 heart attack But his personal physician Maj Gen Howard M Snyder said Eisenhower has shown signs of fatigue after some of his busier periods at Gettysburg Arrange ments now call For a complete mid day rest period each day with no intemiptiohs Snyder suggested the President wait at least until midFebruary before deciding whether he feels physically able to seek a second term Sen Bridges who had said Saturday he hoped Eisenhow er would announce his second term plans shortly after Jan 1 said Sunday he is still hopeful the de cision will come before the Feb 11 deadline for filing in New Hamp shires primary Sen Knowland also has suggested an early Opposite View But two other Republican sena tors Ives of New York and Wat kins of Utah took an opposite view Sunday They declared the Rcpub Immediate Controls on Arms Urged by Ambassador Lodge UNITED NATIONS N Y United States Monday called on the worlds military powers to take every action now feasible as a first step toward world disarmament Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge speaking in the United Nations Main Political Committee debate on disarmament proposed Highway Toll Climbs to 591 OverWeekend Record 18 Under That of Year Ago Falls Township School Decision to High Court DES MOINES of the Falls Township Consolidated should not crowd Independent School District in Cerj ro Gordo County appealed a school reorganization case to the Iowa Supreme Court Monday The Floyd County District Court had dismissed their suit to pre vent incorporation of part of their district into a proposed communi ty school district of Nora Springs In the case Otto Everding and the five other township school dis trict directors objected to a ruling of the combined Floyd Cerro Gor do and Mitchell County boards of education The boards approved the Nora Springs proposal The plaintiffs then took the case to the state superintendent of pub lic instruction refused to in terfere on grounds of lack ot juris diction The plaintiffs then ap pealed to the District Court which dismissed the Eisenhower for a decision until he can decide for himself whether he will be well enough to undertake another fouryear term And Harold E Stassen the Pres idents special assistant for Dis armament said Eisenhower could even wait until next June or July if need be to decide SHOPPING I DAYS LEFT Fight TB Confession in Donna Davis Killing Studied SIOUX CITY City au thorities and agents from FBI of fices in Omaha and Salt Lake City Monday continued their investiga tion of the confession of a man held at Reno to the kidnap slaying of 2yearold Donna Sue Davis here last July 10 Sioux City police said Sunday night a man identified as Virgil Vance Wilson about 30 arrester n Reno for intoxication admitted the Davis killing No other details of the alleged confession were im mediately available here At Reno neither the police 01 local FBI officers would commen on the case FBI agents in charge Joseph Thornton at Omaha and Arthur Cornelius at Salt Lake said only the matter is under investiga Little Donna Sue daughter o Mr and Mrs James Davis o Sioux City was kidnaped from her crib the night of July 10 Her body was found along a gravel road near South Sioux City th following afternoon Several other persons arrested during the months following hav admitted the slaying In each case however their stories have been repudiated and the persons re leased by authorities world powers make arms re uctions which can be adequately ontrolled without waiting for agreement on a comprehensive Ian of disarmament Lodge was speaking on a revised resolution submitted to the com mittee by the and five other lations The resolution calls for prior ty for President Eisenhowers open sky plan and Soviet Pre mier Nikolai Buganins proposal or control points at strategic cen ters in the United States and So SUYDAM DIES WASHINGTON Itfl Henry Suy dam chief of he news division ot the State Department died Sun day of a heart attack He had hclc the State Department post since J953 Weeks and Rothschild are trying to assume czarrlike powers to con trol civil Monroney de clared Lee was fired because he didnt knuckle under and let the Commerce Department dictate to him what should be done about civil aviation Part of Pattern This is all part of a pattern which included the blocking of the reappointment of Josh Lee as a member of the Civil Aeronautics Board Ross Rizley chairman of the board soon is to be appointed a federal judge and Weeks will have another position to fill in his grab for control over Monroney said he is convinced Lee was fired because he testified before the Commerce Committee earlier this year in support of a bill authorizing a 64 million dollar federal outlay for each of the next four years to aid in airport con struction The Oklahoman said Weeks and Rothschild fought this bill Girls Death Is Accidental viet Union The General Assembly Monday started the final scheduled week of its 1955 session with its membership split on three major problemsdisarmament the elec tion of new members and the elec tion country to fill the re maining Security Council seat open Jan 1 The political committee sched uled two sessions in an effort to force a vote on the Western power resolution BULLETIN WASHINGTON presi dential emergency board Tues day recommended that major railroads boost the pay of most of their clerks telegraphers maintenance men and other non operating by cents per hour v MADRID Iowa coroners jury ruled Monday that no crimi nal negligence was involved in the Dec 3 hunting accident death of Deanna Lincoln 14yearold farm girl The threeman jury added how ever that Alan Mougin 38 Wood ward farmer used poor judg ment in choosing an 8 millimeter rifle for a foxhunt weapon A legis lature ban on such weapons was urged The verdict was returned after the jurors heard testimony from the girls parents and brother and from the fivemember hunting party of which Mougin was a part Mougin said he fired two shots at what he thought was a fox He said the weather was foggy and he was 90 to 100 rods away After the second shot he said he heard a noise like something He then discovered that Deanna had been fatally wounded The girl accompanied by her brother Lanny 9 and their dog were in a timbered area near their farm selecting a Christmas tree when the accident occurred Mou gin said he mistook the Lincoln dog for a fox By The Associated Press The deaths of three persons as the result of Iowa traffic accidents reported Saturday night and Sun day raised the 1955 Iowa motor ve hide death toll to 592 On Dec 13 1954 the count was 609 Two separate accidents claime the lives of two Omaha residents An Earlville woman was killed i a third mishap An lovvan also died in a high way accident in Utah Second Victim Harold Forsytli 24 Omaha died at a Des Moines hospital early Sunday the second victim of an auto accident on Highway 90 about 20 miles west of Des Moines Fivemonthold Bernard Bum gardner was killed outright in the accident Saturday night His par ents Mr and Mrs Burdett Bum gardneiv Omaha were reported in good condition Three other Bumgardrier chil dren were injured Dennis 2 was in fairly good condition John 6 and Earldine 12 were in fair con dition Hit Bridge Another Omaha man John E Donahue 24 was killed Sunday morning when his car crashed into a cement bridge abutment on High way 34 about five miles east of Crcston Wilma Mclcalf Earlville was killed and her husband and 12year old son injured in a twocar col lision on Highway 20 about six miles east o Sioux City Saturday night Also injured in the accident were Philip Hamilton Fort Dodge the driver of the other car and Kenneth Smith also Fort Dodge a passenger Merle Irvin Smith 20 a Council Bluffs soldier stationed near Salt Lake City Utah was killed Sunday when the car he was driving smashed into a cattle truck on U S Highway 90 near Mona Utah Increase in Output to Result Work to Begin Next Year Expansion of the Mason plant of the Lehigh PortlandCe ment Co to increase its capacity by one million barrels annually was announced Monday The construction program to ha begun next year and completed by 1957 will involve the expenditure of Barrels The expansion program will en able the local plant to produce ap proximately barrels an nually said Joseph S Young Le high president who made the an nouncement at Lehigh completed another expan sion program here four years ago which reportedly involved more than Our decision to increase produc tion at Mason City again is an ex pression of our confidence in the future of the northcentral states and the Portland cement said Young Raw Materials Enlargement of the Mason City lant Young said will be carried irough without interference with urrent output Furthermore he said it will in no way curtail the companys ef ort to find an adequate supply of he proper kind of raw materials to justify the erection of a new ce ment plant in Minnesota as close to the Twin Cities as Other which have been expanded since the World War II or are ing expanded are those at Mefcaliqe Falls JTordwick Al sen N Bunnell Union Bridge and Buffalo N Y By the end of 1957 the Lehigh Portland Cement Co will have spent more than for added capacity and rehabilitation in its postwar expansion program Farm Issues Debated by 2 Governors WASHINGTON UP Iowas Re publican governor Leo Hoegh and Democratic Gov Orville Freeman of Minnesota tangled on farm prob lems in an interview given jointly over CBS radio Sunday night Hoegh was in Des Moines and Freeman in Minneapolis with the lookup emanating from Washing rAII About The Weather SAME 60 Black flat means Infllo death In 31 Demonstrations in West Berlin Ordered BERLIN East Gcr man Communists Monday ordered riot squads to demonstrate in the Western sectors of the city as fur ther proof of the growing might of the sovereign East German v Mason City Cloudy windy and warmer Monday night low 2225 Much colder late Tuesday fore noon with strong northerly winds and snow flurries High Tuesday forenoon around 30 with sharply falling temperatures in the aft ernoon Iowa Cloudy with rising tempera lures and increasing southerly winds Monday night and Tues day Low Monday night generally in the 20s Minnesota Light snow warmer Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Mon day Maximum 22 Minimum 1 At 8 13 YEAR AGO Maximum 35 WARMCRMinimum 18 on Gov Hoegh accused Democratic presidential candidate Adlai Stev enson of changing his upport oC flexible price supports 0 support of high rigid n statements just two weeks apart Farm Program It appears to Hoegh told Freeman your alleged candidate s sort of zigzagging flipflopping and probably he is the most flex ble man I have ever known on 1 particular problem as far as he farm problem Gov Freeman said he is against he administrations flexible sup port program and in favor of fixed supports at 90 per cent of parity I believe the flexible concepts of the present Secretary of Agri culture are literally ic said More Production every crop you can men the Minnesota governor add the fall in price support has In ed resulted not in Jess production but actually in more production we have got to stop this thing some Hoegh blamed the plight of the farmer on the Democrats They pile surplus upon surplus and they were not willing to come forward with a program which would improve the distribution of our farm products into foreign markets and increase the con sumption of our food products by out own people and the throughout the he said FUKUOKA Japan A factory has been established here to make grass skirts for shipment U Hawaii J A 1 1 J 1 t i i ;