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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 18, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edittd for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NIWSPAFIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CTY STORES Open Saturday Nighf December IS Until 9 Oclock VOL LXI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 18 1954 This Paper Consists of Two One No M 31 Aboard Italian Transport Down at Idlewild 2500 Beardsley Figured Most Prominently in Political World By DWIGHT McCORMACK DES MOINES late Gov WUliam S Beardsley figured mos prominently on the Iowa political scene both at the beginning aa toward the end of the year 1954 the annual political review shows The opening of the year brought many newspaper headlines or speculation about and his announcements of his political plans He did not seek reelection He had been expected to be a candidate fo either governor or senator Near the close of the year hi death in a traffic accident at Dei Moines shocked and stunned stati officials and others He hadbeen an active leader and worker in the interest of traffic safety Before and after his passing there was much speculation bu only one announcement on wheth er his appointees would be re tained in state offices Through hi nearly six years as the state chief executive Beardsley hac either appointed or reappointed all of the nonelective officials Leo A Hoegh thus fa has announced only that he wil retain Douglas Miller as a mes senger in the governors office Miller 92 has served almost every Iowa governor since 1913 Some Changes Hoegh has indicated there maj be some changes Speculation ha it that these might come in thj state safety commissioner am state insurance commissioner po PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Stiff of Mason City Public Library 3 2W Rock Hlrh School Grace Evanitllol TIB Aid For the Croup 8 Congregational Women Guild Plumbing It Heating irenison Clufc Flint Mason City Brick Tile Evening Pastime Club Whats New Club Dougherty Mr Mrs L P Kudd Thomp son Anonymous Friend V Go I Co Club Rockwell Employe of The Hub Store Bath Township North Piggly Wigglr Store Em Best Wishes Tram a Friend Mason City Button Club Charles GlobeGazette Press Room Em Ileasant Ridge Womaul Club Occident Club Women of the Moose Chapt State Policemens Associa tion Unit 18 Maion City Fire Firhlers Assn West Haven Dorcas Club Sunshine Circle Mark From a Friend Novel A United Cement lime Gypsum Workers Local Union No 106 Grant WlUinf Hands Second Grade Brownies Jefferson School Troop 54 Muon City Lteni flub First National Bank Employes Mason City The Club Joiee B M St Clair Dorothy S St Bristol Sunshine Circle Jolce Thornton Womans Club A TBE BATS TOTAL TOTAL TO PATE CASH STILL NEEDED 1 Were Almost Half Way to Cheer Goal HTNGS ARE REALLY LOOK ING UP ALONG THT3 CHRIST MAS CHEER FRONT Satur days gifts to t a 1 e d which if re peated each day between n o w and next Friday afternoon when the solicitation formally closes will be sufficient to insure success for another campaign the 29th since the inception of this venture in applied Christianity It has been an extremely busy week around Family Service administrator of the fund One of the tasks it faces is serving as a clearing house for agencies which engage in giftgiving at Christmas time In this way there is assurance that by avoiding duplications there will be enough for all and none will be missed Particularly is this true of Christmas dinner baskets being emphasized by both the Sal ration Army and this Cheer Fund There will be one but only one basket per needy family Goiog into Christmas week a lit it more than half of the needed cask It on band as indicated in the sitions The governorelect has a least 19 appointments to make most of which will require con firmation by the state Senate Nextto Beardsley Hoegh figurei most prominently in Iowa politica publicitj as attorney general on appoint ment by Beardsley for his cam on S paign for strict and uniform law enforcement He then ran for the Republican nomination for gover nor after Beardsley decided not to seek reelection Hoegh won the nomination in field of six candidates three o hem well known over the state with about 39 per cent of the vote Hany political observers had ex Dressed doubt that he could ge he required 35 per cent to win he nomination in the primary election Hoegh went on to win the office of governor in a contest with Clyde 3 Herring of Des Moines Polk Countys county attorney and z son of the late Clyde L Herring vho had served first as governor and later as U S senator Martins Sweep Also a political highlight of 1954 was the Republican sweep in the general election Rep Thomas E Martin defeated the bid of Demo crat Sen Guy M Gillette for re election although many Republi cans said privately before the elec tion that they doubted Martin could do it Although the GOP elected Mar in senator named every one of he states eight congressmen and mt an allRepublican team in tate offices the Democrats in reased their membership in the Legislature This year was the first time in ears that the Democrats had nominees for almost every office open from the state level on up Tie result was that there will be 18 Democrats in the Iowa House in the 1955 Legislatrue compared with three in 1953 and six Demo crats in the Senate against four n 1953 However there will be 90 Republicans in the House and 44 in the Senate Thus the GOP will maintain its overwhelming major ty in both chambers Two Wright County Burglaries Checked CLARION MB Burglars broke nto the Decker stockyards office t Eagle Grove and the Hormel Co office at Clarion Friday night Sheriff Robert Blecker of Wright County said it had not been deter mined whether anything was miss ng from the Hormel place but that t the Decker office the intruders got only a check and an clec ric shaver ist above Theres no time to waste If you havent already done so please bring your contribution to the GlobeGazette office or mail it to Clwvr City Tanker Fruit Ship Collide One on Fire NEW YORK tanker At antic Cape Town and the United ruit ship Maya collided Saturday n Delaware Bay The Coast Guard here said the tanker was on fire The Coast Guard said no injuries vere reported aboard the Maya but said it had no reports from he tanker This Charge Account Scheme BACKFIRED SIOUX CITY W Two young women and two men have been charged here in an alleged department store charge account scheme in which police said about worth of merchandise was obtained A charge of obtaining money under false pretenses was filed Friday against James Drumm 21 Harold Arnland 20 and Cora Lou Marshall 22 all of Sioux City They were held in the county jail Mrs Mary Ellen Morgan 17 formerly of DCS Moines was charged with obtaining goods under false pretenses She posted bond after Municipal Judge George M Paradise set a hearing fornext Tuesday morning Police and Lewis System operators who worked on the case said the four would obtain merchandise at department stores by charging it to known charge accounts without the owners permission SHEPPARD JURY considerable deliberation and a nights sleep behind them jurors In the firstdegree murder trial of Dr Sam Sheppard started the day Saturday with breakfast at a Cleveland hotel The seven men and five women together with bailiff Eddie on right side of table will be constant company until a verdict is reached Second Day of Deliberations at Cleveland Sheppard Case Jury Again in Session CLEVELAND Ohio UP Th Sheppard wifemurder jury Satur day waded into its second day lifeordeath deliberations The jurors who hold the fate Dr Samuel H Sheppard in their hands returned to their guardec deliberation 212 minutes ahead of time They called out cheery gooc mornings to uniformed1 guards but side the courtroom where thi handsome 30yearold osteopathi surgeon has been on trial for nim weeks They had spent the night in a downtown hotel Rooms Reserved As they returned Bailiff Simon Steenstra said he had reserved the same eight hotel rooms that they bad occupied Friday night The jury was going through maze of more than 200 exhibits and trying to sort out importan parts of more than a million words of testimony Judge Edward Blythin indicated he jury may take considerable time to reach a verdict After nine weeks of trial you dont de cide these things in a few min he said of the jurys lengthy stint He added with a smile More than 200 exhibits thats a pretty serious piece of Million Sheppards first degree murder rial for the slayingof his preg nant wife Marilyn also produced more than a million words of testi mony The jurors up to the time they vere sent to the hotel for the night iad spent eight hours and 55 min tes in actual deliberation having aken time out for meals Dr Sam up with the other pris iners by 6 oclock Saturday morn ng breakfasted in the day room f his cell block on cereal with milk black coffee and bread and elly Then he returned to his arewalled single cell and sat waiting Wave or Riotmgs in Greece Cyprus LIMASSOL Cyprus troops Saturday opened fire on antiAmerican and antiBritish rioters Three student demonstrators were wounded by the gunfire No one was killed Ugly demonstrations against the United States and Britain Whipped across this British Island and broke out anew in Greece This city quieted down after the British show of force and Limas sols Communist mayor calmed the crowds with a speech British iroops took over when police lost control here Demonstrators stoned the Ameri can Consulate in Nicosia capital of this Mediterranean island shat ering windows In Athens the Greek capital stu dents marched on the United tales Information office in de fience of a government ban on demonstrations British Tommies were called out during the afternoon in Limassol vhen police exploded tear gas bombs but were unable to disperse mobs of students in the towns main square Tbe troops went into action with ixed bayonets when a bus belong ng to a Britishowned contracting irm was overturned and set afire by the rioters The soldiers sur rounded the square and cleared it It was the first time Britain had been forced to use troops in the crisis touched off by its refusal to grant demands that Cyprus be iven to Greece The United States IBS aroused anger by supporting he British cause in the United Nations As a precaution against further mtbursts families of British mili ary personnel were ordered to move into barracks outside Limas Students demonstrating outside he Limassol police station ripped down the British Union Jack and eplaccd it with the Greek flag Six persons were injured in Athens when student demonstrators ried to reach American and Brit sh buildings Twentynine persons were arrested Police had to break up small lemonstrations at the U S Infor mation Service agency in Piraeus s well as Athens during the day Des Moines Used Cor Deoler Found Guilty DES MOINES UP Orville tevcns 50 Des Moines used car ealer was found guilty late Fri ay by a Federal Court jury on ine counts of mail fraud in con action wHh check Snow Makes Roads Icy DES MOINES UtA new fall of very light snow accompanied by winds that caused some drifting created new highway hazards in many parts of Iowa Saturday Patrol re Iowa from The State Highway ported that in Central Chariton north to the DCS Moines area roads were from 30 to 100 per cent ice and snow packed Road hazards also were reported around Waterloo Dubuque Cedar Rapids Davenport Burlington and Ottumwa with icy spots in the Ma son City area SAME DATE19535M Think Ike to Fight Neutralism Yule Address at Capital WASHINGTON Eisen lower administration apparently s close to adopting a policy o respectful opposition to neutralism n the cold war President Eisenhower himsel aid down the line in a section o he message he delivered Friday night as he lighted Washington community Christmas tree Radio and television carried his remarks o the nation and the Voice o America repeated them in over seas broadcasts His statement was a challenging bid to individuals or nations al over the world who believe that i s possible and desirable to suppor neither side in the struggle be tween the free world and Commu nism Critical Times The times arc so critical anc the differences between thes ivorid systems so the Pros idcnt said that cast on the validity of neutralist That sentence was inserted am several others were edited to mak it fit after the speech text ha been released in advance of its de While thus questioning the basi beliefs of those who like India Prime Minister Nehru hold them selves aloof from the Communis conflict the President laid down two other points of his policy quit firmly 1 The United States will con inue to demonstrate respect fo the right of selfdecision by thesi Common Basil 2 The United States will try l build understanding and sympathy with them on the common basis hat neutralists and Americans ilike hate aggression and con lemn wars for Talking as much to the Corrimu nist rulers as to the community lathering the President said tht vorld is large enough and the skills of man great enough to house mankind in peace This knowledge can be the fruitful beginning 01 rospcrous life he said mtadded Let no man think that we wan jeace at any price that we shal orsakc principle in resigned tol erance of obvious evil that we may pawn our honor for transitory Most Solons Like Man power Prog ram WASHINGTON Key Jaw makers in a Congress never before villing to vote for universal mili ary training gave cautious ap proval Saturday to President Ei cnhowcrs program of boosting he military reserves while cutting armed services strength Both Democratic and Republican members generally approved a De ense Department announcement Friday of plans to excuse oungstcrs yearly from the draft f they volunteer for six months ctive training and follow it with Vt years reserve duty BREWERY KING firemen douse the wreckage of a twinengined Lockheed Ventura which crashed Friday night killing Fred C Miller owner of the Miller Brewing and the other three passengers in cluding his son Fred Jr The plane was bound for Winnipeg Canada when it crashed on takeoff AP Wircphotd REAL compress ap plied over a nose fracture suf fered by Mrs John Martin Grand Rapids has been converted into a cheery Christ mas greeting by her friends and family through the use of red ink And she wishes you a Happy New Year too 4 More oh Road Toll List Rf The Tresi Iowa was just 10 deaths away Saturday from equalling its all time motor vehicle fatality toll of 625 The state counted four more such deaths Friday bringing the 1954 total to 615 third highest on record Iowa had 619 last year and 613 in 1941 in addition to the 1951 alltime high The latest victims included George Lower 44 owner oflhe Lower Truck Co of Independ ence Will Klmlcel 79 Independence an employe of Lower William Dois 35 Emmetsburg farmer Jacob Fischer 81 Rockwell City Lower and Klinkel were killed Friday night iii a cartruck colli sion on Highway 150 four miles south of Oclwcin Slippery snow packed highways were attributed by the highway patrol as appar ently causing the accident Duis was killed when the car he was driving collided with a Rock Island passenger train at a country road crossing southeast of Emmetsburg Fischer died at a Lake City hos pital of injuries he received Tues day in an auto accident near Rockwell City Controctor Gets Fine Jail Term BARTOW Fla OP J Willard Durden 36yearold Orlando con ractor was convicted Friday night of conspiring to kill a wealthy widow in a bizarre murderfor money scheme Criminal Court Judge Roy H Amidon immediately scntenccc him to a year in prison and a inc plus payment of trial costs he maximum penalty under Florida law A sixman jury found Durden guilty of conspiringwith the late Emmett Donnelly a Lake Wales awycr to kill Mrs Byrd T Roach of Lake Wales 14 37 Hurt in Train Collision DORTMUND G c r m a n y Ml fourteen Germans were killed and 7 injured Saturday when two rains one a special carrying 500 children home for Christ mas collided in predawn darkness ear Dortmunds main railway sta ion None of the children was killed ut three were slightly injured All About The Weather City Light snow Snow flurries colder Turning colder Globe Gazette Weather Data up o 8 Satur ay Maximum Minimum At 8 Prccip fEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Crashes on Third Try at Runway Heavy Rain in New York NEW YORK WVA big Italian airliner carrying 31 people crashed and burst into flames Saturday at Idlewild Airport on the edge of Jamaica Bay Shortly afterward five persons were rescued from the bays waters Reports as to casualties wera confusing Some re ported in the bay but it was not known immediately whether this referred to those rescued Third Try The craft a DC6 coming in from Rome and Milan Italy reportedly made two attempts to land before smashing to earth on the third try The weather was murky but fly ing conditions were described as satisfactory Idlewild Airport adjoins Jamaica Bay on Long Island and the bay inturn connects with the Atlantic Ocean The airliner was said to have come down and crashed into a pier jutting out into the bay near ofthe airports runways There it broke into flames so fierce that rescuers had great dif ficulty getting near One man plucked from the wa ters was an elderly person who cried Oh my wife Wheres my wife V Runway 4 The plane was approaching Run way 4 in a northeasterly direction when end of thie pier extending from the end of the ieefc into tha The pilot apparently missed by about 500 feet and crashed into tha structure almost broadside He was believed waiting for another turn to make the mishap oc curred Free Hand for U S in Atomic Use PARIS tfi Western leaden agreed Saturday civilian govern ments must control the trigger of atomic warfare But Belgiums for eign minister said they also want he United States to have a free land to cope with sudden devas tating Communist assault If an aggressor makes an atomic tttack on us I dont think any bodys veto will be of much im said PaulHenry Spaak n explaining to newsmen the de iberations ofthe Western leaders on the atomic weapons at a time of crisis The foreign defense and finance ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty NATO powers clearly inned their hopes for survival and victory on nuclear arms in case attack by the Soviet Union But hey were deliberately vague on low resort to these weapons might be decided They reached this conclusion in pproving a military defense plan or Western Europe drafted by heir military chiefs of staff The plan envisages the use of atomic veapons to counterbalance Rus ian manpower superiority The ministers apparently agreed with the United States that full consultation before employ rig atomic weapons must not be made a strict condition Spaak told news conference that decisions might have to be made when com munications had been destroyed At the end of the 14nation coun il session the Western Big Three oreign ministers went into confer nce on a wide range of problems acing the United States Britain nd France throughout the world In the light of Spaaks comment de ministerial decision did not ap ear to bind the United States as he principal atomic power in the Vcstern world to consult with its Hies in cases of grave emergen yr nor to change any standing in tnictions which it may have al eady given to Gen Alfred M Gnienther supreme Allied com mander in Europe ;