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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 4, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North lowot Doily Newspaper kr MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSFAPIR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS MIIGHIORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY DOLLAR DAYS Thursday Friday and Saturday VOL LXI Attoclated and United Pnu Full LMM CtoU m Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY PEBRUARY ThU ConiUU Two 101 Million Hospital OKd AP Wirephoto COLDER THAN TIBET Gesne Wangyal a Buddhist Lama doffs his hat on his ar rival in the United States say ing this country is colder and windier than his He is here to minister to a group of 160 Kal muks from Russian Astrakhan who have fled Soviet domina tion U S Plans Appeal on Lattimore WASHINGTON Atty Leo A Rover Friday said the gov ernment will appeal the dismissal of two key perjury charges against Owen Lattimore At the same time Federal Judge Bolitha J Laws indefinitely post poned the perjury trial scheduled to start Feb 14 on five minor per jury counts A new trial date for the Far Eastern expert will be set after the Court of Appeals rules on the governments appeal At One Time Rover said the government want ed to try the entire case at the same time Federal Judge Luther W Young dahl dismissed on Jan 18 the two key charges that Lattimore lied when he denied following the Communist line and prometed Communist in terests Young dahl said the charges were s formless and obscure and that for Latti more to go on trial on such YOUNGDAHL charges would be unprecedented and would make a sham of the 6th Amendment and the federal rule requiring specificity of Youngdahls ruling was made on the second of two indictments re turned against Lattimore Key Count Last May Youngdahl dismissed the key count in the first indict ment which charged that Lattimore was a sympathizer with Commu nist interests The Court of Appeals later upheld his action After the May decision Rover charged that Y o u n g d a h 1 was biased in favor of the former State Department consultant and asked the judge to disqualify himself from the trial Youngdahl refused and labeled Rovers action Storm Moves Eastward 1 x Heavy Snow Hits Southwest Iowa By The Aitnoclatei Press From five to seven inches of new snow piled up in south west Iowa Friday as a swirling storm from the west moved gradually eastward over the state Snowclogged highways forced the closing of more than 30 schools in the southwest corner of Iowa The State Highway Patrol reported roads were becoming hazardous for travel as the storm progressed An average of up to three inch es of snow had fallen over the western half of the state by early morning and Sioux City reported freezing drizzle along with the snow Most of the school closings were within a radius of about 50 miles of Shenandoah and Lenox where high winds caused drifts up to three feet in some sections No highways were reported com pletely closed but in numerous areas they were open only to one way traffic Snow to Continue Demos Pick Chicago as Convention Site WASHINGTON WPaul M But ler chairman of the Democratic National Committee announced Thursday a site committee unani mously voted for Chicago as the scene of the partys 1956 presiden tial convention The committees recommendation will be submitted to the full membership of the Dem ocratic National Committee But ler said The Weather Bureau said the storm would move slowly east ward across the state during the day and snow would continue Fri day night and Saturday with some sleeting likely along the southern edge of the state Friday after noon Snow plows tackled the storm through a large part of the west ern section but in the southwest corner they were largely ineffec tive as wind piled up drifts be hind the plows The Weather Bureau predicted winds of 20 to 30 miles an hour through Friday night and urged caution on the part of travelers because of the likelihood of blowing and drifting snow Depths up to 10 inches were re ported in Kansas which also got snow Thursday Driving conditions were danger ous in Missouri Kansas and Okla homa where freezing rain and sleet pelted down in southern areas and snow fell in other sections Omaha reported the snow was general over Nebraska ranging from five inches of new snow since Thursday morning at Omaha in the eastern part of that state to nine inches at North Platte in the south west Omaha schools were closed Needed Farmers in Kansas welcomed the fall The moisture may give parched wheat fields a boost At Great Bend federal crop adjusters Thursday had a gloomy discussion on possible crop losses because of the drought Then the snow began Winds were causing some drift ing At Fort Riley snow on the ground measured four to five inches and drifts were up to four feet deep Ventura Raid Nets Gambling Devices Stag Held at Community Hall and several gambling devices includ ing a wheel and a number of sets of dice were confiscated Thursday night by Cerro Gordo County sher iffs officers and state agents in a raid at the Community Hall here The raid was staged during the Ventura Gun Clubs fourth annual buffalo and elk stag which was be ing held at the hall County Attorney William Pappas Friday was making a further in vestigation before filing charges He indicated that charges would probably be made against the club rather than against any individual members Sheriff Called According to Sheriff Jerry Allen state agents made a preliminary check on the alleged gambling sup posedly in progress in the cojmmu nity building and then called on the sheriff for help in making the raid The agents made the investiga tion in answer to a complaint made by a Ventura resident to the State Attorney Generals office When the sheriff two deputies and the two agents arrived on the scene at about 8 several dice games and a wheel were allegedly in operation The agents moved in and took the names of the opera tors of the games and closed down all gambling Dinner Continued The dinner in the basement was allowed to continue Over 600 per sons were in attendance The sheriff said the gambling room was packed and tension was high Officers however were able to remove the gambling equipment including the 200pound wheel with out incident HEAVY LOSS NORWAY Iowa Wl Fire de stroyed a seed corn processing plant on the Leo Ochenfels farm northwest of here Thursday caus ing an estimated damage Matusow Claims False Data Was Obtained From McCarthy NEW YORK M Former Communist Harvey Matusow says he used false documents and materials from the office of Sen Joseph R McCarthy as campaign material against several Western Demo cratic senators in 1952 McCarthy was unavailable for comment Matusow who swore last Monday he gave false testimony that helped convict 13 Communist ers of conspiracy made the state ment at a news conference Friday At the same time be denied the Communist Party had planted him as a witness to give fake tes timony so cases of congressional Hickenlooper Asked to Address Solons DES MOINES tfl The House passed its own resolution Thursday inviting Sen Hickenlooper R lowa to address it Feb 14 He also has been invited to address UM Senate that day and is expected to make separate investigation committees would be discredited Rep Francis E Walter chairman of the House UnAmeri can Activities Committee said in Washington Thursday theres no question Matusow was a Commu nist Matusow was issued a subpoena by the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee to appear for a hearing Tuesday Matusow 28 said he campaigned in 1952 against candidates in Mon tana Idaho Utah and Washington but the only one he mentioned by name at his news conference was Sen Mike Mansfield Matusow said he gave the impli cation that Mansfield knowingly had written an article for the left wing magazine New Masses The truth was he said the article printed by the magazine was a re print of a Senate speech by Mans field Contracts Let for New Mercy Project Contracts for a addition to St Joseph Mercy Hospital in Mason City have been let it was announced Fri day The new addition six stories high and 310 feet long north and south will cover the entire front of the present juilding and extend farther north The announcement was made by Sister Mary Assumpla superin endent of the hospital for the Rev Mother Mary Carmelita mother provincial and president of the owning corporation the Sisters of Mer y Detroit Province The new addition will make room for 100 more said M Assumpta which will enable the hospital to care for ap proximately 300 General contractors for the build ng arc the Star Engineering Detroit Henkel Construction Mason City will be the builders Construction is to get under way as early as weather permits but not later than March 15 AP Wlrcphoto COLD BRINGS UNIQUE ICE Hudson River at New York City Friday rep resented a miniature arctic The current cold wave caused thousands of small ice floes which delayed docking of the liner Liberte among others as much as two hours Three Courses After Chou Op Boy en to U N cotts Talks Auto Stolen in December Found in Farm Garage FOREST automobile stolen from Marvin Elman before Christmas and missing since has been found near Ames according to Sheriff Maurice Monson The car was found in a garage on an abandoned set of farm build ings It carried Minnesota license plates One of the tires was flat the spare tire missing An insurance company had made settlement with Elman for the loss of his car before it was recovered Find Body of Girl Buried 141 Years Ago MONROE La said Friday the body of a young woman found perfectly preserved although it was buried 141 years ago will be held for a while in the event someone wants to claim it Workmen who unearthed the re mains of the beautiful woman in black Thursday said the body was in a state of perfect preserva Unfortunately they broke a glass window through which the womans serene face was visible and decomposition began to set in Plan Reburial City officials said they will re bury the oddshaped castiron casket in a cemetery if they can find no one with a rightful claim on the body James Brooks of a local funeral home said the unusual preserva tion apparently was possible be cause the casket was absolutely airtight As soon as air reached the body the 141year preservation was ended The find was made on the banks of Bayou Desiard by workmen dig ging a water trench Black Silk The burial date shown on a silver plaque was Sept 1 1814 long be jfore modern embalming methods were discovered The womans age was given as 30 and the name St Clair was given but nothing more She was dressed in black silk and clutched a lace handkerchief A diamond ring glittered on her finger Magnolia blossoms and leaves were draped beside the body Grundy Center Area Church Destroyed GRUNDY CENTER Thursday destroyed the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church 11 miles north of here on Iowa 14 The loss was estimated at 000 All but was covered by insurance SAME DATE195457 BUck M MENDESFRANCE Mendes May Be on Last Lap as French Premier PARIS Mendes Frances hours as French pre mier appeared numbered Friday as the National Assembly headed for a postmidnight vote of con fidence on his North African pol icy Mendes France demanded the which defeat would top ple his sevenmonthold govern two days of bitter de bate highlighted by a rift in his own Radical Socialist Party The defection among his nomi nal followers made the prospect of MendesFrances ouster so great that some of his own min isters privately voiced hope lessness The vote will be on Mendes Frances whole North African policy including Tunisian home rule an increased share in gov ernment for Algerias Moslem majority and certain reforms for Morocco But the critical is sue was home rule for the Tu GenevaType Parley Gets Most Support UNITED NATIONS N Y diplomats Friday consulted on the next step in their quest for peace in the Formosa Strait They enerally agreed the can do little in the face of Red Chinas boycott of the proposed Security ouncil ceasefire talks Three courses appeared to be open 1 Make another effort to per suade Premier Chou Enlai to senc a representative here 2 Debate the Formosan problem without the participation of the Chi nese Communists 3 Try to arrange a conference outside the the Far Eastern parley in Geneva las which the whole China problem could be discussed This appeared the likeliest prospect In view of Chous declaration that he would not send a represen tative to the unless the Secur ity Council ousts Nalionalis China and gives Peiping that seat many delegates saw no chance for compromise here The council was expected to stick to its previous firm refusal to replace Chiang sheks representative Chou also was not expected to back down Some leaders in Washington were more optimistic Chairman George DGa of the Senate For eign Relations Committee sak Chous reply may be a propagan da Sen II Alexander Smith the senior Republican on the Foreign Relations Far Eastern subcommittee said the Red Chi nese were maneuvering for post tion and their answer was not fi nal A State Department spokesman said the U S would look with dis nisian which Nationalists alarms the a specter important French landowners and business men living in the protectorate The probability of Frances 20th postwar government crisis raised the question of what might hap pen to the Paris accords to re arm West Germany as a member of the North Atlantic Alliance Certain Kind Pinball Game Ruled Illegal Attorney General in Two Decisions DES MOINES attorney generals office ruled Friday it s crystal clear that a certain ype of pinball game is in fla jrant violation of the gambling aws of Another ruling also given to bounty Attorney Donald E OBrien Sioux City was that a television rogram musical contest is not in iolalion of the gambling laws under the facts as OBrien outlined the features of he pinball game and asked wheth er it is in violation Legal Type He said Assume a pinball machine of egal type is played on the basis hat upon obtaining a certain score or other achievement one or more games may be played for a charge of one cent per game whereas the regular charge is five cents Asst Atty Gen Kent Emery an swered Jt is crystal clear thai such a scheme is in flagrant vio ation of the gambling laws of OBrien also outlined the fea tures of the television musical con est which he said is conducted on a sponsored program Cards Marked Bingolike cards can be obtained ivithout charge at the place of business of the sponsor Numbers on the cards list the names of longs The station plays several of the songs and the contestants mark the cards according to the titles If any contestant marks ive correct in a row he wins a prize Under the facts as submitted this enterprise is not in violation of the gambling Emery held Successful Bidders The architects and engineers are Treves Daigel and Associates Sioux City Other successful bid lers were Hub Electric Waterloo and the Healy Plumbing and Heat ng St Patil Approximately one year will be required for completion and occu ancy by the Sisters of Mercy Ceremonies of turning of the sod will be held about March 15 Sis er M Assumpta said The ground floor and five above t will be of reinforced concrete and faccbrick construction with lime stone trim They will connect at all floors with the original building and he 1941 addition The southeast corner of the addi tion will be within a few feet of both sidewalks at the corner of 2nd and Beaumont Drive The appropriation will include the building of the addition equipment alterations to the pros AII About The Weaiher Mason City Moderate snow Iowa Snow accumulating 47 inches mostly west and south por lions Easterly winds at 25 FiveDay Iowa Temperatures wil average near normal through Wednesday Normal high tern peratures 29 north to 37 south Normal lows 10 north to 18 south Somewhat colder Sunday or Mon day Precipitation 25 to 50 inch with snow Saturday and Sunday Minnesota Snow drifting GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum 21 Minimum 17 At 8 17 Photo on Page 11 ent building and powerhouse and a tunnel from the addition to the powerhouse The new hospital facilities will be modern in every respect said Sis ter M Assumpta Each of the 100 new private patient rooms wilt have private toilet and lavatory There will be new administration offices new emergency surgery and orthopedic operating rooms a new pharmacy and extension of the present departments Two Story Wing At the north end will be a two story wing On the ground floor it will house a doctors lecture room for teaching student nurses The second floor will be a new chapel A modern pediatrics department complete physiotherapy and hydro therapy units isolation and outpa tient departments and a new staff room and lounge for doctors will be included The Sisters of Mercy of Dubuque have served this community for 40 years It was in 1915 that they were requested to undertake the foundation of a hospital in Mason City The fivestory building was opened on Dec 8 1915 and dedi cated Jan 4 1916 In 1925 the Nurses Home was built thus per mitting the full capacity of 100 beds to be utilized for patients The south wing which was built at a cost of approximately and provided accommodation for 75 more patients was opened in 1941 The sixth floor of this new wing was devoted to operating rooms supply and dressing rooms and pharmacy and medical library while the ground floor was given over to laboratory and xray equip ment SNOW PAYROLL LIST YEAR AGO WASHINGTON UPfThe gov Maximum 36 lernment payroll as of Minimum 31 civilian employes Soy Chiang Ready to Reply on Tachen Evacuation Plea TAIPEH Formosa W Nation alist Chinas President Chiang of rumors that Chiang would reply There was no confirmation here favor on any move for a ceasefire Kaishek was reported Friday toito the U S request Friday parley outside the He considering a U S report that such a meeting might subject thejhe evacuate his troops from the to a repetition of most in Nationalist planes pounded the Reds hard Thursday night and the temperate and arrogant language FOUND FROZEN 1 Red threatened Tachen replied Friday with a 200 miles north of Formosa jminor artillery barrage on Quemoy The request is believed to haveisianci been transmitted to Chiang by U NEW YORK elephant be S Ambassador Karl L Rankin in The Nationalist Defense Ministry ii Ju I it i cjtyiia ML ut tj it i r J u i i in ing transported from the Belgian a 75minutc conference lhe Reds hurled 12 i Congo to the Washington D zoojThe U S reportedly took the stand j Quemoy from Tateng in Amoy Bay Thursday was found frozen to death that the IT S 7th Fleet which is toiThe Red guns fell sient when Na in its cage aboard the motorship help in the evacuation could notionalist guns returned the fire Bastogne be held ready indefinitely lhe ministry said ;