Mason City Globe Gazette Newspaper Archives

- Page 1

Issue Date:
Pages Available: 39

About Mason City Globe Gazette

  • Publication Name: Mason City Globe Gazette
  • Location: Mason City, Iowa
  • Pages Available: 311,935
  • Years Available: 1901 - 1994
Learn More About This Publication


  • 2.17+ Billion Articles and Growing Everyday!
  • More Than 400 Years of Papers. From 1607 to Today!
  • Articles Covering 50 U.S.States + 22 Other Countries
  • Powerful, Time Saving Search Features!
Find Your Ancestors Now

View Sample Pages : Mason City Globe Gazette, December 13, 1955

Get Access to These Newspapers Plus 2.17+ Billion Other Articles

OCR Text

Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 13, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited lor the Hoihe N CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MAKE EVERY DAY SAFE DRIVING DAY VOL LXII Associated Press and Press Full Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 13 1955 This Paper Consists of Two Ford in Record Grants To Help Hike Teachers Pay NEW YORK Ford Foun dation Monday in one stroke gave away half a billion dollars to col leges and sum roughly equal to for every man woman and child in the United States The gigantic gift the largest sin gle appropriation in the history of philanthrophy was 150 million dol lars more than the foundation had given previously in its 19 years of existence The sum of 210 million was ear marked for all 615 regionally ac credited privately supported col leges and universities in the United States to help them raise teachers salaries Million This was in addition to 50 mil lion appropriated by the founda tion last spring for this purpose Another 200 million was tagged for about privately supported hospitals to help them improve and extend services to the public Nineteen Iowa colleges are in cluded in the grants The top grant for hospitals 000 went to 57 institutions The minimum iu this field was 000 Thirtysix colleges and universi ties received more than one mil lion dollars each The largest gift to New York University Other top gifts went to Harvard University of Chicago and The smallest college grant was for the California School of Fine Arts San Francisco Special Intent Harvard President Nathan Pusey called the grants a splendid imaginative effort to strengthen Workman Suffocates in Cement Storage Silo AP Wirephoto FOUNDATION OFFICERS Members of the Ford Foundations board of trustees who earmarked a half bil lion dollars for colleges and hospitals pose in their New York suite Left to right are H Rowan Gaither president of the foundation Henry Ford II board chair man and Devereaux C Josephs chairman of the College Grants Advisory Committee higher education in America The special improve faculty unreservedly Mercy Hospital Receives 9th Largest Grant St Joseph Mercy Hospital of Mason City received the 9th larg est grant among the 71 Iowa hos pitals to share in the Ford Foun dation gifts The hospitals received a total of The Mason City hosiptal was al lowa Methodist Moines received In Chicago the Assn and the American Hospital Assn issued statements by ttieir presidents describing the grants as inspiring and heartening and making possible tremendous im provement in hospital service to our Last March the foundations announced the 50 million grant for teachers salaries Henry Ford II chairman of the board of trustees then said Industry commerce govern ment the arts the sciences and the our whole way of life depend heavily upon the quality of our education Recognizing this fact the trus tees of the Ford Foundation want to do everything they can to em phasize the cardinal importance of the college teacher to our Advisory Committee An advisory committee was named to decide how to distribute i the money Later this committee was told to assume that an addi tional 210 million would be made available for this program The amounts were determined by approximately matching the pay rolls for instruction for 195455 for each institution The income from the grants is to increase faculty salaries The Iowa colleges and the amount of their grants were located Hospital at Des the states top grant of Other North Iowa hospitals in cluded in the grants were St Ann Algona St Bernard Cres co Decorah Lutheran St Joseph New Hampton Veterans Memorial Wau kon The money to be paid to the hospitals within 18 months will be used to improve hospital care con struction work or in any way other than daytoday operating expenses T haudutiui Cluh buck Elk Creek Rachel Circle Kenseit lilh Grade CUas Elk Creek Suu day School Kcnsett ane mid Nancy Rule Rockwell e a t e r 11 Bohemian Fraternal No 213 uesdaj Dinner Cluh Manly ulle Ann Cahalan aughters of he Land 4H Club Ventura Club Buena Vista Lake College Storm Central College Pella Clarke College Dubuque 600 Coe College Cedar Rapids 900 Cornell College Mount Vernon Drake University Des Moines Grinnell College Grinnell 400 Iowa Wesleyan College Mount Pleasant Loras College Dubuque 800 Luthers Grant Luther College Decorah Three Killed in Road Crashes By The Associated Press A Cedar Falls man and wife anc1 a Sac City woman were killed in traffic accidents late Monday boosting Iowas 1955 motor vehicle death toll to595 The count on Dec 13 last year was 609 James L Traeger and his wife Janice both 21 were killed in stantly officers said in a twocar crash on a Highway 20 curve at the east edge of Cedar Falls Peter Winter 18 and John Den ner about the same age both o Lawler were critically injured in the accident Winter was believed to be the driver of the one car The Traegers were believed to have been enroute to their home at Cedar Fallsfrom Waterloo where Traeger was employed Mrs Lloyd Kolbe 43 Sac City was killed and her husband crit ically injured in the collision of a car and truck on Highway 20 abou four miles southwest of Shaller Kolbe 49 and Claude Larison 63 Galva the driver of the pickup truck were hospitalized at Schal ler Larison was reported in fai condition 600 Marycrest College Davenport Morningside College Sioux City Parsons College Fairfield 700 St Ambrose College Davenport Simpson 600 University of Dubuque Dubuque Upper Iowa University Fayette Wartburg College Waverly 900 Westmar College Le Mars 800 1 Showdown Near on U N Dispute UNITED NATIONS N Y The Security Council Tuesday headed toward a showdown vote on the disputed proposal to admit 1 nations in a group to the U N There seemed little hope the pla could escape a big power veto With behindthescene efforts t secure EastWest agreement on th package proposal apparently ex hausted the 11nation council wa expected to begin balloting befor nightfall The Political Committe meanwhile brought the Assembl closer to its adjournment goal I gave a thumping 535 endorsemen Monday night to a proposal to giv President Eisenhowers open sky inspection plan priority in new dis armament negotiations Hunt for Body of Baltierra Not Missed Until Noon Loose cement caving in on them hampered the efforts of Mason City firemen to recover the body of a workman at the Andrews ready mixed concrete plant Tuesday aft ernoon Joseph Baltierra 18 fell into the cement storage silo at the plant and was smothered to death in the late forenoon He was not missed until noon when Jay Lowe 313 29th a fellow worker began to look for him Lowe had noticed Baltierras girl friend Marlene Brunsvold 707 N Federal waiting for Balti erra Period Plant superintendent J D Schroeder 1565 3rd said that Turncoat Otto John Returns Bolts From Russ Side been seen at a period about 10 750 500 250 REVIOTJSLV REPORTED J Idellne SItlers Volleyball Coach lymoulh DAYS 5 the youth had morning coffee Lowe looking in an opening in the top of the 20foot silo saw Bal tierra partially buried The fire department and police were called Workers said the youth was ap parently buried by caving of the dry cement Cement is taken by auger from the bottom of the silo for mixing The cement stands high along the silo walls sloping downward in the center Were digging loose cement from the bottom of the storage silo as firemen were low ered through the small opening in the silo roof Firemen working in the dusty pit got a hold on the youthsfoot at one time but the hold was lost before the body could be raised The firemen were using a fire mans long wooden pole with a hooked lift the body TOTAT TO DATE s GOAL OF CAMPAIGN CASH STILL NEEDED GIVING DAYS ONLY 10 How YOU Can Help Our Cause an the F you are con cerned about the progress made by years Christmas Cheer Fund solicitation following the best start in its 30 year theres s o m e thing you can do about it In fact etween two courses of action One you can either bring or send our contribution to the GlobeGa zette Two you can launch a collective gift in some group with whom u work or play With needed to reach the cash goal on the after noon of Dec 24 there will need to be a daily addition of almost 250 Thats some three times more than the days total listed above Either drop your gift off at the business office of the GlobeGazette or mail it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City a Miss Bruusvold waited in ambulance at the scene for firemens work to end Worked fay Himself Workers said Baltierra worked by himself in the part of the plant where cement is fed from the silo No one knew how he fell into the pit The top of the silo is about five feet above the level of the second floor Workers said that normally no one would enter the silo until the end of a days work when it is empty Police and firemen working al the scene were covered with ce ment dust from the pit and its sur roundings A priest was standing by and Baltierras family was notified Cement in the pit where the youth had fallen was about 15 feet deep in the lowest place However the sides of dry cement stood higher Several firemen were working in the pit They could only be low ered one at a time through the opening in the silo GlobeGazette photo by Glbbs ATTEMPT TO RECOVER City firemen and volunteers cast anxious eyes down a cement storage silo at the Andrews Concrete Products Co Tuesday while attempts were under way to recover the body of Joseph Baltierra 18 The rope was at tached to a fellow workman who was digging in search of the body Tenneson Arrives at Hong Kong Defends His Views BONN Germany W Dr Otto John 46 the notorious German turncoat security chief has re turned to the West The West German government announced Tuesday that the deb onair man of a thousand secrets who deserted to Communist East Germany 16 months ago had sur rendered to West German security German sources said he crossed into West Berlin Monday and was flown secretly to West Germany the same afternoon He is being questioned by the prosecutor of West German Supreme Court a terse announcement added Where he is being held and hovr he eluded the Communist polica was not revealed It was known here that the East Germans sus pected he might be planning to flee back to the West and had put him under constant surveillance Leaders Informed When Chancellor Konrad Aden auer told a meeting of his coalition governments parliamentary lead ers that John was back in West Germany they roared with laugh ter He bolted to ttie Communists on Prom Our Wire Services HONG KONG Richard Roger Tenneson 22 turncoat GI former war prisoner arrived here Tues day from Red China He said he was neither for nor against Com munism but that he believed the Red charges that the United States used germ warfare in Korea Tenneson who comes from Al den was among 21 Ameri cans who refused repatriation aft er the Korean War In Septem ber he said he wanted to go home and the mission to leave American consular officials who met him at the border drove him to Kowloon this British crown col onys mainland city opposite Hong Kong Island He held a news con ference in a hotel room provided by the Red Cross the same room occupied by three other turncoats who came home last summer Tenneson was quite nervous as he spoke talking rapidly in a high pitched voice and gesturing con stantly He said be had been mitted to read both American anc hinese newspapers and conclud d conditions in the United States vere favorable for his return I know definitely about Com munism today morethan in e said I am not fighting for lommunism nor am I against Germ Warfare He said he believed the Chinese barges that the Americans had vaged germ warfare in Korea Amana Society Votes to Sell Class B Stock to Outsiders AMANA of the Amana Society late Monday ap proved overwhelmingly amendment of its articles of incorporation to permit outsiders to buy Class B stock in the corporation The changes make it possible for the first time since the Amana colonies were founded 100 years ago for the general public to buy shares in the societys business Syrian Cabinet Debates Attack JERUSALEM Syrian cabinet met in urgent session Tuesday in Damascus to consider the Israeli Sea of Galilee attack which plunged the Middle East into crisis once again Defense Minister Rashad Bar mada appealed to the nation for calm but Syriawide demonstra tions against Israel underlined the SHOPPING DAYS LEFT Fight IB anger of the Arab nations against the Jewish state Informed sources in Damascus said the nation probably would ac cuse Israel of aggression in a for mal complaint to the United Na tions Security Council and demand its punishment The changes were voted with a majority well over the required twothirds at a special meeting at tended by 441 of the 661 stock holding members A group of members opposed the changes claiming they would permit outsiders to gain control if the society It was the largest gathering of tockholders since the Amana so iety was changed from a com munal system to a business cor joration in 1932 Balloting first on an amendment o the proposed cally requiring a twothirds vote f aU stockholders before issuance f Class B society voted by roll call 376 yes to 7 no The vote on the amendment as mended was 353 yes to 32 no again by roll call Opponents of the changes sought a secret ballot claiming the board of directors had exerted pros sure on members Motions for a secret vote before each of the two roll calls were defeated Prior to each roll call the pro H CHRISTMAS 1 ChrUhnot StallJ Oregon Woman Wins Top Cooking Prize NEW YORK Mrs Henry Jor gensen Portland Tuesday won the annual cooking prize of the Pillsbury Flour Mill with a recipe for an easytomak sweet roil The Weather riason City Mostly cloudy through Wednesday with occasional light snow or snow flurries and gusty northerly winds Colder Tuesday night iow 10 above Considerably colder on Wednesday high 1518 owa Colder Tuesday night with light snow and winds shifting to strong northerly Much colder northwest Wednesday much colder windy with light snow di minishing to flurries Low Tues posals were explained in both Inglish and German A spokesman for those opposing he change said they will continue o resist the move We are going to establish our rights before the Droper he said A meet ng to present the other side of the question night was scheduled Tuesday EIGHT KILLED TETUAN Spanish Morocco Spanish border guards say all eight airmen aboard a mil tary C54 were killed Monday when the craft hit a peak in the rugged Mountains and ex ploded 1 About here been no germ warfare he de lared then things that have been collected could not have been col ected There are all kinds of evi lence apart from erent kinds of bombs and so He added that he expected some lostility when I arrive home be cause of my views on American erm The United States lias repeatedly lenied the germ warfare accusa ions and in turn has charged that day night southeast 815 northwest 1525 Mveday Iowa Temperatures Wed nesday through Sunday will av erage 5 to 10 degrees below normal Normal highs 28 north to 35 south normal lows 11 north to 17 south Colder Wed nesday with temperatures re maining generally below normal thereafter except for chance oJ minor warming about Friday Precipitation will average about onetenth inch with snow flurries Wednesday and local light snow about Friday Minnesota Snow and colder Globe Gazette weatheidata up to 8 Tues day Maximum 28 Minimum At 8 28 YEAR AGO Maximum 22 Minimum WINDY f ecause of iommunists the had evidence assembled the Had he Chinese raphs made fake photo The Army in a statement Jan 29 954 charged that Tenneson had re ceived liquor and marijuana from he Communists while a prisoner or informing on fellow prisoners Tenneson termed his stay in worked in a paper fac like attending school and now my decision to re urn to the United States is some hing like a postgraduate Brown Suit Tenneson was wearing a dark brown flannel suit and black shoes ind carried a brown leather suit case He boasted that the Chinese et him pick out the suit himself and that they paid for it He had adopted Chinese mannerisms and ic smoked Chinese cigarets Portia Howe mother of Tenne on talked to her son on trans pacific telephone and said he sounded very Its been almost five years since I last saw or talked with my son and you cant imagine the h r i 11 it was to hear his voice she said Tenneson told Mrs Howe he would arrive in Minneapolis Friday at 8 and told her to be sure and meet July 20 1954 the 10th anniversary of thV bomb plot putsch against Hitler in which he and his brother played prominent parts Johns flight was postwar Ger manys greatest security scandal Rueful Allied officials admitted that he had turned out to be Rus sias master German spy Two months before he crossed by night into East Berlin he had dined in Washington with Alen Dul les director of the United States top secret Central Intelligence Agency For 10 years he had cur ried favor with the British secret service John had been director of West Germanys Office for Protection of the Constitution Its mission was to ferret out and expose Commu nist and Nazi plotters inside tha Bonn Republic work directly con nected not only with the security of the West German Republic but also of the allied troops in the country After he joined the Communists publicly John charged that Chan cellor Adenauers government was reviving Nazism and militarism He said the only forum he could find to combat this trend was in the Communist East Living In Potsdam Before Tuesdays sensational an nouncement he had been reported living in Potsdam writing his memoirs and editorials for Com munist publications Eyewitnesses said that John was last seen Friday in Leipzig when he was among the audience at a speech by East German Com munist Boss Walter Uibricht Last April speaking up again In the role he was playing less fre quently as proSoviet propagandist John called for German unifica tion along the lines of the Russian pattern for Austrian independence lie echoed East German Premier Otto Grotewohls demand for a neutralized unified German state a proposal that the West German government had already rejected Two months later a West Berlin newspaper claimed that John was suspected by the Reds of planning a westward flight The paper tha Potsdamer Tagcszeitung said John had been moved from his Potsdam apartment into a suburban East Berlin villa where he was under Communist surveillance Tho Reds suspicions of John had been aroused the paper said aft er he had read listlessly a speech at a Potsdam theater in the Soviet zone several weeks earlier SAME NEW STRIKE SET ROME sec ondary school teachers Tuesday planned to go on a new sevenday strike for higher wages starting Thursday ;