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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 28, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES IOWANS N I G H B O R S Preu and United Full Lease MAKE EVERY DAY SAFE DRIVING DAY Seven Onti Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 28 Paper ol Two SecUomSectlon No GOP Leaders Now Say Ike Will Run v m Continue Probe of 2 Deaths No Natural Causes Found AMES explanation of the atrange deaths of a young airman and a middleaged florist in an Ames greenhouse appeared Wednesday to hinge primarily on medical analysis which thus far has brought preliminary word that neither died of natural Airman Ronald Abbott 25 Ames died Christmas night after his fa ther found him mortally ill on the floor of the greenhouse which Les ter Erickson 51 operated at the south edge of Ames Erickson a bachelor who lived alone at the greenhouse died late Tuesday morning Stale and local authorities said Erickson and Abbott were long time acquaintances and that drink ing preceded the two deaths i No Natural Causes An autopsy ordered by Dr A N Schanche County coroner was conducted by Dr R F Birge DCS Moines pathologist In a preliminary report Dr Birge laid Wednesday we have found no natural cause of death and work of analysis is proceeding Sheriff Ivan Shalley and County Attorney Don Nelson both of Ne vada said that thus far there has been no in dication that ei ther death was felonious The pathologist said m r o s co p ic studies v and other laboratory analyses may take anywhere from a day or ABBOTT two to a week or two depending on how exten sive a series of tests is required be fore we fmd an Coroner Schanche said it was possible the two drank some bad liquor but added odd that the young man died first and so sud said it was possible that one bottle may have con tained some lethal foreign agent and that Abbott may have drunk from it Sunday while Erickson may Shouldnt Be Taken in on Russ Plans to Cut Military Mansfield WASHINGTON Sen Mansfield DMorit said Wednesday We shouldnt be taken in by Russias announced plans to cut its military bud get by 10 per cent next year We must keep our defenses he cautioned Mansfield a member of the Senate Foreign Re lations Committee suggested the development could mean a Soviet switch to heavier reliance on atomic striking power Several other senators of both political parties also were openly skeptical of the Soviet Unions intentions DArk said he is very skep tical that there is in the statement that Russia is reducing her militaryexpenditures by 10 per said When I have proof Ill believe Sen Potter RMich said he takes the Russian announcement with a large grain of not have drunk from that parti cular bottle until Tuesday May Be Factor Possibility that fumes from cya nide or some other common pest killing agent in greenhouses may have been a factor also was being checked Dr Birge said tests for presence of various poisons were on the laboratory schedule The likelihood of fatal fumes however was minimized because Ericksons dog was in his masters quarters and was perfectly well when authorities found Erickson dying Authorities said that although they are drawing no conclusions at the present time there is noth ing to indicate foul play Abbott who had been called home on emergency leave was found at the greenhouse Saturday evening by his father Emmett Red Abbott an Ames construc tion worker The father said he had gone to the greenhouse to take his son to the hospital to see his mother who is critically ill Erickson was found when Sher iff Shalley and a deputy went to the greenhouse to question Erick icn about young Abbotts death Schrage Home Is Burned to Ground on Bristow Farm frame house and an adjoining wash house on the Verlan Schrage farm were burned to the ground Wednesday morning All possessions were lost Mrs Schrage who home alone with two small children called the Bristow Fire Depart ment at Her husband was visiting relatives near Bristow The farm is owned by Verians father Fred of Allison Firemen stayed to protect the other buildings Big Clean Up Job Facing Californians Last Major Flood Threat Passes SAN FRANCISCO W California Wednesday faced the herculean task of cleaning up after the worst floods in its history as threats of further danger dimin ished before the first generally fair weather in two weeks But the rising toll of known deaths was up to 34 and no one could say how many more bodie might be found Estimates of thos missing and possibly dead range from 19 to 35 qr more Heroic work of Army Navy Ai uaB flow constantly during the long siege Million Damage estimates rose to 15 million dollars as receding flooi waters permitted new assessment of the inundated areas The Arnvj Corps of Engineers said that at the peak of the floods more than one million acres were under water The Weather Bureau Tuesdaj night in its weekly summary re ported that as much as 31 inches o rain fell last week in north coasta California and that floods all the way from the Oregon line to Visa lia 500 miles south were the wors the state had ever experienced Last Danger The crews battling the still swol len rivers appeared to have sur mounted the lastmajbr danger late Tuesday The high ocean tide which backed water up into the San Joa quinSacramento delta area east ol San Francisco passed without ad ditiqnal flooding Two of the rich delta islands Tract and Quimby Is flooded Monday night when soggy levees caved in It hac been feared that others might col lapse At Isleton a community of persons on the lower Sacramento River 200 men worked day and night to bolster the levees with sandbags Mayor Morris Stewart said the levees withstood a high tide of feet Tuesday Its still very dangerous and its a mighty tough he said but were hold The Weather Mason Cily Much colder Wednes day night occasional snow Thursday snow and colder high in low 20s Low Wednesday night 2022 e Iowa Considerable cloudiness through Thursday Warmer in east and south Wednesday night occasional rain changing to snow northwest Thursday much cold er with snow northwest rain southeast Low Wednesday night 1724 northwest to 30s east and south Minnesota Cloudy windy colder Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Wednes day Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 12 BREEZING 34 29 29 25 IS ELY CULBERTSON Ely Culbertson The Soviet Parliament meeting in Moscow has been asked to approve a 1956 budget which pro vides for defense appropriations totaling billion rubles This is nearly io per cent below the 1955 estimate of rubles Approval is a foregone conclusion Although the Russians peg the ruble at 25 cents its purchasing power is considerably less The actual Russian military outlay is not fully reflected in its defense appropriations figure be cause many directly related items are hidden under other budget headings U S defense spending currently is at annual rate of 34Vi billion dollars Potter said the Russians public announce ments and their actions are far different things adding Our intelligence agencies tell us ofa large buildup in their air force and their sub marines which doesnt seem to fit in well with a 10 per cent cut in their Air Force in Production Strategy Shift To Be Ready in Case of Attack WASHINGTON UP Air Force Wednesday orderedan im medate change in production strat egy to meet the threat of violen devastation at the outset of gen eral atomic war Secretary Donald A Quarles laid down the policy approved by the Defense Department reversing the old idea of building up war indus tries after the start of hostilities Expert Dies BRATTLEBORO Vt UP El Mbertson 64 who helped mak ihe game of bridge a national rage died while taking abeforedinne ay Tuesday night Death was attributed to hear ailure due to insufficient oxygen He had been suffering from hortness of breath for severa years He became seriously il ast May but recovered Tw veeks ago he was stricken again Members of his family said i lad become so difficult for him o breathe that he had spent the ast four nights sitting up Mexican Girl His death was discovered by a vard a 15yearold Mexican girl vhen she went to wake him for linner The internationally famous ridge authority devoted much o lis time in his middle years to a vorld federation peace plan tha to take form when he wa youthful revolutionist Culbertson was credited with de an effective contra c Bridge system He promoted vith exhibitions contests lectures nd books Business Deals In 1923 he married Josephine Murphy Dillon an attractive wid w and bridgeteacher Two chil Iren were born to them Loyce fayda and Bruce Ely She divorced him in Reno in 938 charging mental cruelty Althought divorced they con nued their business partnership nder of the Culbertsons nc At one time they grossed an slimated half million dollars car Culbertson married Dorothy Re eata Baehne of New York in 1947 hen he was 55 and she 21 She ivorced him in Vermont in June 954 Cuba Plant Expansion to Be Target of Sift WASHINGTON UP A House ommittee said Tuesday night it ntends to explore next month fi legal details of a big overnment nickel plant expansion n Cuba The General Services Ad ministration handling the project aid we have nothing to Rep Jack Brooks DTex said in statement that we are inter sted in checking more closely the onnectton betwecen GSA Arimin stralor Edmund F Mansurc fi ancicr Louis and Wil am Balmcr whom Boroks dc cribed asa longtime political of Mansure The new plan which Quarles or larorl 4Vm A thel jindustrj missiles used to de liver counteratomic blowsand t defend this country from nucleai assault Quarles saidthe new policy was dictated by technical advances anc shifting international political and military power which required radical changes in our national strategy and a new approach to industrial planning for a nation al emergency The Air Force policy is based on le realization Quarles said that sufficient resources are riot avail able to attain complete readiness or all airplanes guided missiles and supporting equipment and that herefore priorities will to all weapons and theplantsmak ng them with the topcategories going to armaments special handling a mUitaryway of describing atomic eapons u which must be in activeVprS duction under the most damaging conditions of a nuclear Quarles stressed the need for persal of war industry but empha ized that vulnerability the key consideration and that dis persal is one factor in reducing vulnerability Release of Flier Lauded East Germans Get Rebuff BERLIN release o an American airman arrested b the East German Communist makes it clear the Russians wil respect fourpower agreements on treatment of Western Allied na ionals in the city American of ficials said Wednesday Action of the Soviets in return ing M Mike Kliman 45 was seen as a re buff to the Easti Zone Communists who labeled him a drunken driver and demanded his trial by Communist court The Communist press and radio denounced the sergeant in a cam paign as bitter as that directed against two other American sol diers arrested recently in Eas Berlin on charges of striking an East German actor Test Case The Americans were braced for case on fourpower occupa ion rights whenthe Soviets ire leased Kliman23 hours after his arrest by East German police as a drunken American occupier after his car collided in East Berlin with speeding taxi Kliman nervous and apparent shaken by his experience told a news conference he was treatec well1 by the Communists but he would answer only no comment o most questions V take the West Apparent Worried about the car he answerei no comment when asked if h had been if he had passed a stop Sign and if he had been ransferred to Soviet hands by Sast Berlin police On Leave 1 I came to Berlin on leave from Orly Field In Paris to visit rela he said I went to East Berlin to see friends While there had a minor traffic accident I vas detained by Peoples Police and reated TheEast Berlin Communists till were angered by the cpurt nartial acquittal of the two other Americans byt Apparently the So iets acted withbut even informing their intentions in Jn riegptia tioris Release IVAKotsiuba Berlin Berlins deputy sdid not men sovereignty or e Communists to When thevRussians released KJi mah fc ebllOM BarsanUf Army liefiv here they did riot yen demand any punishment for im officials said OFF TO FLORIDAThe cold and the occasion tribute to the formality of President Eisenhowers per sonal pilot left but Ike has a wave and a smile from the ramp of his plane before taking off for Florida Wednesday The pilot is Lt Col William Draper President Flies to Florida Keys KEY WEST Fla arrived here day to soak up Florida sunshine for two weeks on advice of his doctors The presidential plane Columbine HI landed at Boca Chia Airpor flight of about hoursfrom Washington wasa balmy 73 degrees and the sun was brilliant rnafwasin to the 20dcgreeSye Consider Condition of Nixon Still Next in Line By ARTHUR EDSON WASHINGTON big major ity of Republican leaders now seem to be convinced Eisenhower will run again The Associated Press Wednesday completed a poll of 134 Republii cans who are governors stats GOP chairmen national commit teemen or national committee women They were asked Do you be lieve Eisenhower will run again This is their answer Yes 77 Yes if 19 No 21 The yes if classification is for those who if he has recovered sufficiently from his heart attack of lastSeptember A followup question was also asked If not whom do you con sider most likely to win the GOP nomination Nixon Next Since most of the politicians al ready had said they thought the President would run again not many cared to speculate on what vill happen if he doesnt They said they think Vice Presi dent Richard Nixon has the best chance if Eisenhower drops out Albert Cisar Dies in Crash at Cresco E Cisar 65 Waucoma Tuesday was killed in stantly when his car was struck by a milk truck at the north edge Other suggestions included Sen William F Knowland Chief Justice Earl Warren Secre tary of the Treasury George Hum behind at Physicians er weather and more chance to ge outdoors tp help with Eisenhowers convalescence from his Sept Thomas E Dewey NY heart attack The lime for the trip United Nations Representative anH fhd Tirf ri f the city The accident happened about Chief of Police Earl Waller said Cisar waspulling out of a driye vay at Clinic and onto tie Granger Road when the acci ent happened Vern Weinkauf fresco driver of the truck at empted to swerve butof the way ut the machine skidded on ice nd then rammed the Cisar auto Waller said bothCisar and Wein auf were alone at the time The truck isi owned by the Farm rs CoOp Creamery Assn of rescb Both vehicles were heav y damaged No inquest was planned and the choice of Key West were announced only Tuesday Eisenhowers stay at that south ernmost community in the United States could be an important fac tor in his decision on whether to seek a second term His doctors iiope the trip will condition him for resumption of a full work load in about two weeks How his heart stands that load could tip the scales one way or the other so far as a reelection bid is concerned Sen Leverett Saltqnstell Gov Christian A Herter Gov William former Henry Cabot Lodge and Har old Stassen a special assistant to the President Hopes on Ike But mostly the Republicans Eisenhower will stay at the same naval base which was a favorite vacation spot of former President Truman Eisenhower will occupy quarters which he used in 1949 when as president of Columbia University he recuperated at Key West from a gastrointestinal a 11 a c k The Fast Work KEY WEST City Council learning that President Eisenhower will visit this island hastily named a street for him in a telephone meeting Wednes day North Beach Road was re named Eisenhower in tersects with Roosevelt Boule vard and Truman Avenue named for other presidential guests quarters which Truman occupied on several trips to Florida now have been subdivided and no long er are suitable for a presidential stay Traveling with the P r e s i dent were his personal physician Maj Gen Howard M Snycler his youngest brother Dr MilUn S of Pennsyl vania State University and a small White House Mrs Eisenhower did not make the trip White House Press Secretary James C Hagerty told newsmen Tuesday it is unlikely Eisenhower will return to Washington for the opening of Congress next Tuesday Hagerty called such a return un necessary pinned their hopes on Eisenhower running again Some sample quotes Mrs Katluyn K Wyo ming national committeewoman Im confident hell run again He wont let the nation Perry Compton Missouri state chairman He will run and will win reelection handily He is too good a soldier not to continue as sisting his country when it needs L Judson Morhouse New York state chairman Eisenhower will be reelected by the greatest mar gin of states since 1936 when Franklin D Roosevelt rolled over Alf Landon Some conceded their predictions were based on little more than a hunch Mrs Raymond W Wheeler Mas sachusetts committeewoman said Yes on a guess because Leonard Hall the GOP national chairman looks so Too Early Others felt it still is too early for predictions Anyone who tries to answer those questions at this Gov Arthur B Langlie of Washington said is entering Gods realm and I dont care to If any of the politicians felt that some voters may hesitate to vote for 1 man who has had a heart at tack they didnt mention it And Gov Joseph B Johnson of Vermont said he was sure it wouldnt make any difference A SUSP of the 17 who dont think Eisenhower will run again pre ferred to remain anonymous Among those who didnt mind hav ing their names used was Gov J Bracken of Utah an out spoken critic of the administration Lee said he doesnt think Ike will run and that he favors Knowland SAME BUck IUr Iaieniu death M Wholesale Prices of Food in Slight Rise NEW YORK food nces as measured by the Dun Jradstreet index edged up slightly nis week in the first rise in six vecks The index moved to from a week ago The latter figure vas the lowest since June 20 1950 when the Korean War began A ear ago he index was at ;