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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 9, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper EdHpd for Ow CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS I HOME EDITION VOL LXII Prtu and United Full Wire Sevea m Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 1 1954 Paper ConsisU ol Two SectionsSection No 1M Lost in Antarctic Helicopters to Rescue By DAVIS MERWIN ABOARD FLAGSHIP U S S ARNEB in the Antarctic U S Navy plane missing in the Antarctic with seven men has been located and all aboard rescued the Navy reported Thursday A message to Rear Adm Rich ard E Byrds flagship from the search rescue headquarters at Little America V said the missing plane a De Havilland Otter was spotted by Lt D M Sullivan the task force photographic officer Unable to Land Sullivan a naval aviator and member of a rescue party sent by the ship East Wind from Mc Murdo sighted the downed aircraft from another Otter but was unable to land at the scene r Little America headquarters said the men were picked off the ice by helicopters and returned to the base The he 1 i c o p t e r s were launched from the ice breaker Gla cier All appeared unharmed The location of the mishap was given as degrees south Longi Eight Rescued SAN JUAN Puerto Rico A helicopter Thursday com pleted rescue operations pluck Navy and Marine men from a North Venezuelan junglemarsh clearing where their Neptune patrol bomber was forced down Tuesday They were enroute to Antarctica on rescue mission when their plane r lost power and made a forced landing tude west just east of the Rockefeller Mountains and north of the trail used expedition Contact Themissing a single en gine plane with wheels and ski runhers for the Ice and snow look off Friday from an advance base 230 miles from the South Pole for Little America The last definite voice contact with the plane was logged an hour and seven minutes after its take off Distress signals were heard Fri day and Saturday from an emer gency radio which appeared to be from a Navy Gibson girl which the Otter party could have Surface search parties from Little America and the advance base failed to sight the plane be fore they met 300 miles from Little America Quake Jolts S California EL CENTRO Calif A pow erful earthquake centered south of the border in Mexico rocked south ern California as far north as Los Angeles Thursday causing wide spread but minor damage in two counties Water mains burst windows and plaster cracked small fires were started and buildings swayed in the border SanDiego and Imperial Seismologists gave the quakes magnitude as on a scale which rates the largest ever recorded at This compares with for a shock which killed 14 persons in Tehachapi California in 1952 and for the 1933 Long Beach shock which killed many more No deaths or injuries were re ported from Thursday mornings Temblor heaviest along the border in 15 years In theborder town of Calexico in the lush Imperial Valley Police Pa trolman Pete Figueroa said we got hit a little hard Downtown store windowswere broken and there were reports of mer chandise strewn about and bottle goods broken There was no major In Holtville also in the Imperial Valley Policeman Bill Herring termed it really He said there was a minor fire and a water main In San Diego buildings swayed burglar alarms were set off and there were momentary power in terruptions AIRMAN KILLED CHEYENNE Wyo W A C47 transport from Norton Air Force Base in California exploded while taking ptt Thursday and killed one the nine men aboard TETSUO YOSH1DA He Burglarized to Finance His Education DBS MOINES UP Pete Yoshida 20yearold min isterial student Thursday was field in jail in lieu of bond after police said they caught him trying break into a filling station Yoshida who came to Drake University from Chicago three admitted he finan ced his education by burglarizing Des Moines establishments po lice said Detectives charged Yoshida with breaking and entering at tempted breaking and entering and the possession of burglary tools His preliminary hearing was set for Feb 24 Detectives quoted Yoshida as saying he began his series of breakins shortly after coming to Des Moines Chief Mickey OBrien said Yoshida de posited stolen money in the bank to finance his Dean RobertKibbee said Yo shida has a B average at Drake where heis a junior ma joring in religion said one of the latest crimes Yoshida admitted was a burglary at a supermarket Tuesday night just before Yoshi da was arrested at the filling station while trying to stop bleed ing from his right hand A win dow at the station had been Contempt Charge Against Alabama U Dean Dropped TUSCALOOSA Ala move to require the University of Ala bama to admit a second Negro woman student was dropped Thurs day in District Court at Bir mingham Judge Hobart Grooms granted a defense motion to quash a petition asking that Admissions Dean Wil liam Adams be held in contempt of court for the school refusal to admit Mrs Pollie Ann Hudson Arthur D Shores attorney for Mrs Hudson told the judge at the opening of the hearing that he wanted to delay the hearing that he had not had time to prepare the case Then he amended that re quest to ask thatthe petition be dismissed Defense Attorney Andrew Thomas moved to quash the petition and he judge granted that motion Mrs Hudson was denied admis sion by the university Board of Trustees on the grounds of her conduct and marital record at the same time the institution ad mitted Autherine Lucy first Negro ever lo attend classes at the school To Hear Views of Gardner Quits Post in Defense Deptv By JOE HALL WASHINGTON UPfSen Jackson DWash said Thursday a congres sional subcommittee he heads will want to hear of Trevor Gardner on what should be done to spur the Defense Department missile program Gardner announced Wednesday he had sent to President Eisen hower his resignation as assistant Air Force secretary for research and development Urging a very highly acceler ated program on both inter mediaterange and intercontinental missiles Gardner said honest difference of opinion had devel oped between him and his Penta gon superiors Crash Program Of the longrange missile proj ect aimed at developing ballistic weapons c a p able of spanning oceans while carrying atomic war heads Gardner said A crash pro gram is badly As the Pentagon uses the words a crash program is one aimed at achieving its goal in the short est time with cost a secondary consideration Gardner said he was quitting be cause of differences about the scope and importance of the proj ect He said he told Congress last year the Air Force was short about 200 million dollars in the money it should have for research Gardner declined a direct reply when asked if he thinks Russia is ahead of this ycountry in develop ment of either the inter continental rocket or the missile But he did say I think we need a very highly accelerated program on boththese Arms Race Jackson is chairman of a Senate House Atomic Energy subcommit tee on weapons which has been conducting a series of closed hear ingson this nations standing in the arms race with Russia Jackson remarked he considered it significant that Eisenhower said when asked about the missile pro gram at his news conference yes terday that in certain fields I am sure we are well ahead of the other side and in certain fields I think they are probably ahead of I believe we may be ahead of the Soviets in defensive Jackson commented but there is grave reason to fear Russia is ahead of us in offensive tAII About The Weather Mason City Fair to partly cloudy Thursday night and Friday Slightly colder Thursday night low 37 above Slightly warmer Friday high near 40 Iowa Fair to partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday Slightly colder north Friday Low Thurs day night 1015 northwest 20 ex treme southeast Minnesota Cloudy and wartner Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Thurs day Maximum 34 Minimum 1 At 8 1 YEAR AGO Maximum 36 FAIR Minimum 21 Tudor Indicted on Murder Count INDEPENDENCE indict ment charging Charles Tudor 27 Winthrop with second degree mur der file Thursday in Dis trict Court here Tudor is accused of shooting Gordon Merritt 32 Walker as Merritt sat with Mrs Tudor 28 in a car in front of the Tudor home Jan 4 Merritt was Mrs Tudors xhusband The Buchanan County grand jury returned the indictment against Tudor late Wednesday The amount of bond endorsed on the indictment is Previously Tu dor has been held without bond Date of trial has not been set VENICE IN on an evacuation mission Thursday paddle a life raft along a flooded street in Vil shofen Germany after an ice jam on the Danube River AP Wircphoto caused an overflow into the town The south Germany Italy area has been particularly hard hit Storms Engulf Most of Europe Snow Causes 62 Deaths in Italy Alone U S Mercy Convoy Slowed by Weather mercy cbn vpjv or 25 trucks Thursday strug gled southward through raging snowstorms that heaped new mis ery on thousands of Italians re ported in danger of starvation The icy blasts of wave born on the steppes of Siberia reached across the Mediterranean and struck Egypt Dropping tem peratures and snowstorms were re ported again in Western Eurppe London had a heavy snow fall The Europewide death toll in the worst cold wave of the century reached 123 Normally warm Italy was hardhit At least 62 persons were known dead there Storms also were taking their toll at sea Eighty fishermen were missing and feared lost off the coast of the midAtlantic Portu gese island of Madeira Two U S airmen were among the victims They died in their sleep from the fumes of a gas stove left on to heat their rented room at Aviano near the U S Air Force radar warning base at Udine close to the Yugoslav frontier U S Ambassador Clare Boothe Luce ordered emergency move ment of food and clothing after conferring by cable with the State and Defense departments in Wash ington A convoy carrying Army over coats and sweaters and food pack ages left the Army supply base at Leghorn for Rome but was slowed to a crawl by snow on the 150mile run down the Italian coast line Lacoste Is Selected for a Tough JOB IN ALGERIA ALGIERS Guy Moller Thursday named Robert La coste his economic affairs minister as resident minister in rebellion torn Algeria Lacoste replaces Gen Georges Catroux whose resignation before he even took up his post was forced by the rioting of French settlers when Molletarrived here Monday Lacoste accepted the tough task of trying towork outa settlement for the North African territory after talks with Deputy Premier Pierre MendesFrance in Paris Lacoste will join Mollet here Friday Russ Continue Attacks on Use of Balloons MOSCOW WVThe Soviet Union Thursday accused the United States of carrying out a brink of war policy in the release of weather bal loons over Russian air space In a fullscale news conference at the Spiridonovka Palace Foreign Ministry Press Chief Leonid Ilyichev declared that the balloons carried which did not take me U Council teorolgcal data but was for aerial Said Red Dominated WASHINGTON tf A govern ment board has found that the Na tional Council of AmericanSoviet Friendship is substantially di rected dominated and controlled by the Communist The unanimous finding was an nounced Wednesday night by the Subversive Activities Control Board which ordered the council to register with the attorney gen eral as a Communist front The organization may if it wishes ap peal to the courts within 60 days t has fought the proceedings LAKE PLANNED DES MOINES contract will be let soon after for con struction of a state lake in Mont gomery County the State Conser vation Commission said Thursday state police block off a portion of Route 115 a Thursday so that a twinengine plane could take off on a flight to Indian apolhs The carrying national American Legion Commander J Addington Wagner had to revert to the highway because snow and water covered the citys airport strip reconnaissance He declared the balloons consti tuted a menace to air navigation and ground inhabitants and added All such attempt by American military organs are an attempt to Conduct a policy of to the brink of war which has been condemned by our Dulles Article The Soviet press chief was re ferring to a statement attributed to Secretary of State Dulles in a magazine article Ilychev briefly reviewed Soviet protests but did not mention the fact that the United States handed its answer to the Soviets latest protest Wednesday The United States responding to the Soviet protest Wednesday or dered a halt to the launching of U S weather balloons from West Germany and Turkey Balloons there will be grounded pending a study of whether they have been flying over Russia Safety Features Before taking this action the U S government promised in a con ciliatory note to keep the balloons fromflying over Soviet territory It also offered to tell the Russians about the balloon programs safety features In addition the note sought to enlist Soviet cooperation asking the Russians to return any scientific balloons might have parachuted to Soviet soil These balloons were made in the United Ilyichev said Look at them if you care By his side on the counter were pieces of apparatus including a radio transmitter The news conference was the biggest here in recent months and it pointed up the obvious fact the Soviets wished to make all propa ganda capital out of the apparatus PLANS VISIT DUBLIN Ireland UP Prime Minister John Costello will make an official visit to the United Stated next month it was announced Wednesday Farm Bureau Risk Firms in Squabble Mitchell County Center of Dispute OSAGE firstclass squabbl between the Iowa Farm Bureat and two farmers mutual insuranc companies has developed here ove fire insurance The fight started last Thursdaj when the board of the Mitchell County Farm Bureau voted 145 to adopt the Iowa Farm Bureau system of selling personal property and fire protection insurance Ninetyseven other counties have adopted a similar policy Two mutual insurance companies offering fire policies immediately Dodged a vigorous protest againsi he Farm Bureau action claiming t is in competition with companies owned by the farmers of the county The two insurance companies are the St Ansgar Mutual Insurance Assn and the Farmers Mutual In surance of Mitchell County FullPage Ads Both sides of the fight had full page advertisements in the Mitch ell County Press Osage and the Ricevtlle Recorder A Farm Bureau spokesman said an effort was made to stall off the conflict with the insurance com panics Last Tuesday Lawrence Dieterich Farm Bureau voting delegate and Marvin Rovang Mitchell County field man contact ed board members of the two in surance companies Farm Bureau president Jerry Michels said his group pleaded with the insurance companies to postpone the advertisements an other week so that a joint meet ing could be held Michels said the whole thing was an unnecessary squabble and hat the Farm Bureau board was willing and still is to reconsider People Promised Kenneth E Larson secretary of he Farmers Mutual Insurance Osage said the advertise ments were go and that the people of the county had been promised the advertisements would appear in the paper The advertisement in the Mitchell County Press carried 279 names of armers reportedly protesting the arm Bureau boards action in ap proving the Farm Bureau insur ance The Riceville Recorder car ried 562 names Farm Bureau officials said that out of the names in the Mitchell ounty Press ad only 103 were arm Bureau members The Farm Bureau added that some of the names contained were from near iy Worth County and that some of he signers were not farmers Larson said It was the feeling f the people that the Farm Bureau vas not the voice of Source of Is Sought Hearings to Open Friday By JACK BELL WASHINGTON MSen Georga DGa said Thursday a special in quiry committee he heads will try o find out the source of a campaign contribution offered to Sen Francis Case The committee opens hearings Friday under instructions from Ihe Senate to investigate the cir cumstances involving an alleged improper attempt through political contributions to influence the vote of Case on the natural gas bill passed Monday inquiry centers around the in bills given to a friend of Cases by John M Neff an at torney from Lexington Neb Case has said he thinks the donation was intended to influence him to vote for the gas bill He directed that the money be returned and voted against the bill Neff has acknowledged an inter est in passage of the gas bill but insisted there were no strings at tached to the campaign donation He has declined to name the source of the saying a con fidentialrelationship with a client is involved Main Interest the money came from will be a matter of pertinent in George said in an inter view George said Neffs attorney Ivan D Evans Broken will be permitted to crossexamine other witnesses if he chooses The George committee Wednes day chose Charles W Steadman 41yearold Cleveland lawyer as its counseDSteadman is a Republican Steadman said Case probably wiU be the initial witness George said that as far as he is concerned the subcommittee can take up ihe in cident after his committee con cludes its investigation J The subcommittee has left field to Georges group ior the time being Chairman Hennings DMo said he and Sen Gore D Tenn didnt want to engage in an unseemingly tugofwar over wit nesses Broad But Hennings insisted the sub committee later will undertake a broad investigation to determine if any other campaign contributions were made or offered to influence the vote on the bill to relieve nat ural gas producers of direct fed eral price controls Sen Curtis of Nebraska the sole Republican subcommittee member said that if any such inquiry is undertaken he will insist that they investigate the contributions of la bor Those Curtis said send money in four figures into agricultural states to support Dem ocratic Hennings said he will withdraw S a member of the elections sub ommittee shortly a practice that has been followed in the past by members in the year in which they seek reelection Heavy Snow Falls in Southeast Iowa By The Associated Presi A snow storm moved into South east Iowa late Wednesday and left snow ranging up to 6 inches in depth Meanwhile clearing skies over most of Western and Central Iowa jermitted the temperature to drop o near zero at many points Spen cer and Mason City reported a low of one below zero The State Highway Commission at Ames reported Thursday as fol ows New snow fell Wednesday night n the area southeast of a line hrough Corydon Albia Washing on West Liberty and DeWitt varying from a trace along this ine to two inches around Daven port and six inches in the south east corner Highways in this area are generally s n o wpacked and SOME Blark man trXtlti deilh In Zl ;