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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 2, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for Horn MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THi NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXll MASON CITY DOLLAR DAYS Thwrsday and United Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2 1954 This Paper Consists of Two One GO AWAY IM NO Conroy is only 4 and doesnt know about opossums and groundhogs Hes checking up on this fellow sleeping in the James B Conroy barn south of Mason City It wont do any good to watch him on Groundhog Day Christopher hes only an opossum Theyd rather sleep than check on shadows or weather or Cold Clearing Trend Follows Snow in State By The Associated Trcsj Snow was giving way in Iowa Thursday to a clearing trend from the west and colder temperatures were moving in again Sibley re ported an early morning low of 22 below zero Snow cover over Iowa averaged from 4 to 8 inches ranging from 2 inches on the ground at some ex treme eastern Iowa points up to a 10inch cover at Mason City in cluding four inches of new snow Spencer had a 9inch cover Sioux City and Council Bluffs had inches Light Snow Light snow continued over south eastern Iowa mostof the night and on into Thursday but was ex pected to end by nightfall Low temperatures early Thursdaj ranged from Sibleys 22 up to 25 above at spread oi nearly 50 degrees New snow in Iowa during the 4 hours ended at Thurs day was generally about two inches n depth The State Highway Pa Vicki Davis Not Attacked Tests Reveal MARSHALLTOWN Wi An offi cial report stating that intensive Investigation fails to confirm early indications of a criminal attack on Vicki Davis 2 Marshalltowns frozen was made public Thursday by Police Chief Delos A Dooley County Attorney Charles King to whom Dooleys investigation re portwas transmitted said he now sees no basis for filing of any charges in the case Both Recovering Vicki and her grandmother Mrs Fred Davis 48 are recovering after being found in a semifrozen state in the Davis home at a Jan 21 The report said exhaustive inves tigations and tests by the Iowa Bu reau of Criminal Investigation and Marshalltown police appear to have eliminated every conceivable present suspect from the case Results also have been negative Dooley said on the question of whether any crime actually oc curred in connection with the ex posure and injury involving the child and her grandmother Removed Pin Two Interrogations of the grand mother atfer administration of truth the police chief said enabled the grandmother to recall that she had removed a safety pin from Vickis diaper that she fell with the child and that she remembered lying on the floor and becoming very cold Mrs Davis admitted the lab oratory tests confirmed that she had been Chief Dooleys report said Appeal by Mason City Woman Goes to High Court DES MOINES UP The Iowa Supreme Court Thursday was asked to decide whether a womans estate can collect damages for pain she allegedly suffered in a fal that did not cause her death Mrs Mary C Fitzgerald abou 50 Mason City sued for as executrix of the estate of the late Mrs Bridget McCarthy about 80 also of Mason City The executrix asked that Dr E Hale be forced to pay for outofpocket medical expenses and for pain and suffer ing caused Mrs McCarthy when fell in his office Sept 29 1954 On motion of the defense attor ney District Judge William P Butler dismissed the pain and suffering section of the suit on grounds there was no preceden for it in Iowa law sine the woman herself was now dead and did no file the suit herself Mrs McCarthy died of a stroke after she had completely recovered from he accident SEEKS REELECTION WASHINGTON UP Rep Fre Schvvengel Davenport Republican laid Thursday he would be a can 4idxU for reeleclion from Iowa lit Congressional District 34 Are Marooned in School Within Community Limits ALBUQUERQUE Thirtyfour teachers parents nd Thursday were marooned within the Albu querque city limits by a windwhipped snow storm which piled drifts 10 feet high After night trapped in Hawthorne Elementary School Principal William Nabors said children and teachers were holding up just tired is Although storm had sub sided 8 to 10 foot drifts were still pikd around school and car engines were frozen by the drifts Army trucks it through early Thurs day leaving SO blankets for marooned adults and children 55 Road Toll Was CHICAGO accidents tilled Americans in oneof the heaviest tolls in history The motor vehicle held its peri ous place as the No 1 killer in accidents The National Safety Council Thursday reported that last year Accidents of all types brought death to persons injured and resulted in in financial as equipment and property dam age lost wages and medical ex penses Traffic accidents alone cost 300 lives approximately nonfatal injuries and n terms of cash Last years motor vehicle death total tied with the 1953 toll for the hird highest on record It was under the alltime high of 969 reached in 1941 and approached closer to the registered in 1937 the runnerup year The 1955 traffic toll showed an 8 per cent gain over the total of 1954 About The Weather Mason Generally fair Thurs day night and Friday Low Thursday night 10 below High Friday 510 Iowa Fair west partly cloudy with snow flurries extreme east Thurs day night much colder east Generally fair and little change in temperature Friday Low Thursday night 10 below north west to 10 above southeast Minnesota Fair not so cold Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Maximum 21 Minimum 1 At 8 1 Snow 4 inches YEAR AGO Maximum 21 FAIR 6 Shadow Seen PUNXSUTAWNEY Pa UP Punxsutawncy groundhog by many as the official one in the U from his burrow atop Gabblers Knob Thursday sported his reflection on the snow covered landscape and promptly popped back into his hole to sleep our another six weeks of wintry weather rol said at 8 Thursday that lighways over most of the Western lalf of Iowa were near normal bul n most of eastern Iowa were gen erally snowpacked and icy Below Zero As an indication of the colder veather in Iowa Thursday the Veather Bureau predicted lows ranging from about 10 below zero n the northwest Thursday nigh o 10 above in the southeast It was Groundhog Day Thursday nit as usual it left 30th amateur and confused Whether he saw His shadow depended on what part o owa he picked for his survey o he situation and what time of daj he decided to come out The odd seemed to be in favor of six weeks more of winter Apel Convicted of Concealing Data DUBUQUE Federal Dis trict Court jury lias convicted Mel vin Apel Rudd farmer of con cealing information from the gov ernment in applying for a federa crop loan The jury reached its verdict lat Wednesday night after deliberatin seven hours It acquitted Apel o a second count which charged him with falsifying information in th same transaction Federal Judge Henry N Grave said Apel would be sentenced i Waterloo at a later date COUPLE SEPARATES NEW YORK MiPlaywright E mcr Rice and Adtrcss Betty Fid have separated after 14 years o ma fringe Direct Threat of War Reduced Eden r aims Shift Stand on Missiles Draft WASHINGTON UP Defense leaders are preparing drastic ctions to speed ballistic missile development and pump more life into IB military reserve program About draftees may be released from the Army six months efore ending their twoyear stints so they can join reserve units and se their experience to step raining If the plan now being tudied is adopted present draft alls of a month for the regu ar Army may be doubled In the guided missiles field vhere the Russian challenge ad nittedly is grave a czar soon vill be named by Defense Secre ary Charles E Wilson with un recedented power to push robot eapons development and produc ion Wilson unfolded the twin defense noves at a news conference late Vednesday in the wake of congres ional criticism of both the missile nd reserve manpower programs Sen Henry M Jackson D a constant critic of missile Togress Thursday applauded the ccision to appoint a czar but ontested a Wilson claim that all ssible is being done to develop ntercontinental and i 1 e ange automatic weapons He ailed for an allout wartime ffort The tentative plan to bolster the with men released from active duty after 18 months service represents a shift in Pentagon hinking f Up to now Wilson has refrained from using the authority iongress gave him in the reserve act last year to let draftees out early if they volunteer to partici pate actively in reserve units Jury ReIndicts Keith Stinson on Fraud Charge ELDORA in Franklin County Attorney Keith Stinson 31 Hamp on was reindicted Wednesday on a charge of conspiring to defraud Irace Miller 77 Ackley widow Stinson previously was similarly ndicted last fall but District Judge Stanley E Prall Indianola or dered the case resubmitted to a new grand jury after Stinsons awyers attacked the previous in dictment Stinson is accused of conspiring vith George B Dewey 57yearold ecturer to defraud Mrs Miller of Conroy Youth Dies of Accident Injuries IOWA CITY Lane 21 died in University ol Iowa Hospitals Wednesday night of injuries suffered Jan 12 when his car went out of control and plunged off a country road near Jonroy Treatment of Iowa Drivers to Be Checked Ropes Readies Trip to Missouri Capital DBS M01NES Ropes a member of the Iowa Commerce Commission said Thursday he and he commissions attorney Irving Chenoweth will go to Jefferson ity to check on lowans complaints against Missouris treat ment of lowans traveling in Mis souri He said he has commission nspectors checking with the com plainants I think the situation warrants a trip to Missouri for a conference with the Missouri Public Servic Ropes said We want to determine whether tben is any misunderstanding that w can get straightened up Flow We are interested only from th standpoint of commerce We wan a free flow of livestock and grai to market and from market Ther is a tremendous movement o grain from Missouri Ropes said previously he believes Missouri is retaliating against Iowa aecause Iowa has been checking truckers coming into this state rbm Missouri for fuel tax viola tions Earle Smith director of the Iowa treasurers office gas tax di vision said it isnt a matter o retaliation that Missouri isnt do jig anything different now than ii ias in the past and that Missour always has been tougher on over loaded trucks than Iowa has Two Cases Cited Ropes cited two cases In one Donald Barnes Sloan trucker was held in jail at Carthage two nights and ordered to pay cour costs although his fine was sus pended because of the time h spent in jail He was accused o overloading his truck on one axle In the other case Mayor Michae Noland of Adair was jailed a Carthage for three hours then fined a total of for runnin a stop sign near Carthage Noland said he didnt seo the sign because of a truck We dont want to disturb th fine reciprocity arrangements we have enjoyed with Missouri fo many Ropes commented AP Wirephoto IKE AT PJRAYER Eisenhower stands with his host Hotelman Conrad Hilton at the in vocation opening Thursdays prayer breakfast for mem bers of Congress and other officials During the event held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington the President was given the desk at which he wrote his inauguration prayer back in 1952 TERM ILL ADVISED Open Clash on Vice Corruption at Bluffs COUNCIL BLUFFS The staleled investigation of socalled vice and corruption in Council Bluffs has now been marked by an open clash between State Safety Commissioner Clinton Moyer and Pot tawattamie County Attorney Matt Walsh Both officials challenging each on matters of authority issued public statements Wednesday with these developments Moyer declared that state agents who have been active in the probe last October will remain on the scene until Special Prosecutor Robert Beebe Sioux City appoint ed by Atty Gen Dayton Country man decides they are no longer school children to judges talked to Governor Talks to 50 Persons in Informal Meeting at Clarion CLARION UP 50 per sons ranging from third grade district court Gov Leo A Hoegh Wednesday at another of his meet the public sessions They talked about farm prob lems soil conservation dairy prob ems and the train service situation in this area Many trains have been removed in recent years but Hoegh said he had not realized the seri ousness of the situation until he got here The governor said he would do all he can personally to get some of the train service restored Hoegh spoke at a luncheon before the interviews About 90 persons attended SOME DAY that glint in her eye Thats the eternal feminine Some says Janie Shultz Im really going to rlo something about these Dollar Meanwhile her mother Mrs Don Greene is quite aware of the bargains in Mason City downtown stores Thursday Friday and Saturday Congress Applauds Speeches But Dangers Still Exist WASHINGTON Minister Eden told Congress Thurs day the direct threat world con flict has been reduced in this nu clear age when oblivion con fronts aggressor and victim But he said the mutual deter rent of atomic and hydrogen weapons on both sides does not entirely rule out the danger of con flict and meantime the struggle for mens minds goes on Brought to a halt in Europe Soviet expansion now feels its way south and probes in other he said From the Kremlin streams forth into the lands of what we call the Middle East and into all Asia a mixture of blandishment and threat offers of arms and menaces to individuals all couched n terms of fierce hostility for Western ideals In the face of this what answer should the West give Old Hatreds We do not intend to base our policies on the revival of old ha treds or the creation of new ones We Imow can neither hold Communism nor beat it back by force of arms alone Friendship and freedom and help of all kinds on which to base a rising standard of life these what we Eden first addressed the Senate then went across the Capitol o speak before the House The Prime Minister had a pre pared speech for the Senate but on completing it he held out his arms to qiiiet the applause and said that he wanted to add a few sentences Then gesturing expressively with his hands he said that there needed Walsh said that Moyer has no power to assume jurisdiction under he grand jury system and that any future sessions of the grand jury will be conducted by the county attorneys Walsh maintained that the safe ty commissioner used ill advised terms when he said the investiga tion involved vice and corrup No Objections Moycr countered that these terms were used in the presence of and with the consent of grand jurors and that no one raised any objections Meanwhile this was the status of the probe Seven indictments returned by the grand jury which went out of existence Jan 21 are awaiting trial They include two bills against two Council Bluffs police captains accused of accepting bribes No action was imminent to re convene the latest grand jury which was excused Tuesday by District Judge Charles Roc after it reported there were no more indictments to be returned In recessing the jury Judge Roc said it was subject to recall by me and by me Cites Results Walsh opened the battle of state ments Wednesday when he said he did not intend to minimize or com ment on the merits of the indict ments thus fnr but the extent of the vice and corruption can be best determined by the results to Moyer replied I do not know what Mr Walsh considers vice or corruption to be but his definition must differ from that of the civic and church groups of this community some of which Mr Walsh dismissed as religious Walsh denied using thr lorm rc s is something in our relationship that cannot be put down in these documents nor rehearsed in It is a he said adding that You and we can sit down the way the President and I have done for friendly discussions of problems even though not always in agreement on all points Eden said It is something that ony the free world enjoys As long as we treasure and hold it our nation and yours together there will be peace in this The senators rose again and gave Eden an ovation Face Future To the House the Prime Min ister said the United States and Britain can together face the fu ture unafraid conference or in stick to the principles of He and President Eisenhower is sued the declaration Wednesday after three days of talks Eden said it reaffirmed the de termination of both our countries to promote peace and to defend the free world It also recognized that we can not contain the enemies of free dom by military action alonn Simply to deter the aggressor not The declaration Eden said cm bodies our fpith It expresses our principles and shows confidence in our destiny If we have the tenacity to main tain these before the world and tha courage to defend them in confer ence or in conflict we can togeth er face the future SAME 47 mrini 2t hnuril ;