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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 14, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Doily Newspaper far A MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Till NIWSPAFIB THAT MAKES ALL NORTN IOWANI N I I 0 H I 0 t HOME EDITION VOL LXI wd VMM rnw Frit LMM CMM MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 14 IMS Ptjwr i OM To Defend Quemoy and Matsu Chiang Heavy Damage in Four State Fires tnn Four separate fires caused extensive damage in Iowa over the weekend A building on the edge of the downtown Des Moines business sec tion burned Saturday night a food locker plant at New Hampton was destroyed early Sunday and a warehouse containing pounds o rubber was wrecked by i Saturday night fire at Fort Dodge A Sunday fire at Manning de stroyed a produce company build ing Twelve persons were routed from four apartments in theDes Moines blaze which damaged Bobs Place a tavern and the upstairs apart ments NuWay Cleaners a shoe shine parlor and other apartments in the building suffered smoke and water damage The New Hampton fire caused the destruction of the R R Mes sersmith food locker plant which housed 200 lockers Most of the food stored in the lockers appar ently escaped damage Story pho One Afcrns Opinion A Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor A Story With Some Heart In It who listen in on these little onceaweek visits know that many of them to what could be are directed described as Often I ask you to con tribute to organizations devoting their efforts to the making of a better and happier world I have asked you to take part in crusades for saving human lives on the highway as well as in the sick room This I have done in the belief that to call attention to the prob lem and create a wish for its so lution is perhaps the greatest serv ice within my power as an editor and commentator On numerous occasions Ive talked to you about the big killers in our midst But on this occasion Im going to deal with the biggest killer of them heart disease Last year it brought death to al most a million Americans This is 52 per cent of all deaths at all ages Cancer which ranks next as a killer took a bit more than a quarter of a million lives in the same period Thats less than a third of heart diseases toll Accidents of all kinds caused 000 deaths pneumonia Not Confined to the Agtd At this point I can hear some body raising the question True heart disease is the biggest killer arent the deaths mostly among persons of advanced age It IS true that heart disease is more prevalent among the aged But the thing I would emphasize is that it strikes those of aU ages even children About of the deaths plus caused by heart dis ease in 1953 thats one out of three were among persons in the socalled productive age be low 65 If we should count only deaths from heart disease below 65 it would still rank as the No 1 killer You have only to read the death columns in your newspaper to know that heart disease strikes in ages ranging from newborn babies to old age A few children are born with defective hearts Many of these defects are trivial Some im pose sharp restrictions on the ac tivities of children throughout their lives Rheumatic Ftvcr to on page At Fort Dodge the big supply of crude rubber which belonged to the U S government was de stroyed in a fire at a warehouse pwned by the Honnel Packing Co and leased to Brady Motor Frate o The burning rubber sent up clouds of black smoke that could be seen for miles away The ware house was located three blocks east of the main business district Officials gave no estimate of the loss but Hormel officers said the building was insured Loss estimated at more than 000 resulted from a fire which de stroyed the Rix Produce Co build ing at Manning Four persons who lived in rooms on the second floor of the halfblock long structure lost all their possessions Firenien fought the blaze in sub zero from Satur day until 2 Sunday before it was brought under control j AP Wlrtphoto ITS HIS TURNChristian Pi neau 50 rightwing Socialist has been asked to try to form a new French government Pineau was named by President Rene Coty after Pierre Pflimlin gave up on attempts to succeed the ousted Pierre MendesFrance Asian Peace Talks Ended UNITED NATIONS N Y Ufi The U N Security Council Monday adjourned its Formosan ceasefire debate indefinitely to permit be lindthescene efforts to find a peace formula The idea of turning to private alks was proposed by Britain and upported by the United States and other Western coun tries as a result of Red Chinas refusal to take part in Security Council discussions The Western diplomats made it however they did not con ider the U N had washed its lands of the ceasefire problem mt were merely seeking more time for consultations and study There appeared little hope of any U N solution Many other heart disease children contract largely from at tacks of rheumatic Because it has a way of sneaking up on a child rheumatic fever is regarded as one of the most insidious dis eases among children and one that must receive marked atten tion in any program aimed at con trolling heart disease At this point a very I6gkal ques tion suggests itself If heart dis ease takes such a heavy toll of life among persons of all ages can anything be done to cure or curb it Is anything being done The answer to that Im glad to say is that something is being done and more can be done WITH YOUR HELP There is being held throughout the nation this month an educational and fundraising campaign to attack the problem The campaign is sponsored by the American Heart Association Although it has been in existence since 1924 the American Heart Association has become known to the rank and file in only the last few years The reason for this is that at first it was a professional society of heart specialists Must Hive Wide Support In 1948 the American Heart As sociation realized that if its pro gram of fighting heart disease was to reach a maximum effectiveness It must have the cooperation of CONTINUED ON PACE 2 Hoover Commission Report Calls for More Political Appointees in Government WASHINGTON new Hoover Commission Sunday called for more politically appointed executives in government creation of a high level and politically neutral senior Civil and some curtailment in special job rights accorded veterans The commission of seven Republicans and five Democrats headed by former President Herbert Hoover sent to Congress the first of its reports on government reorganization The recommendations on Personnel and Civil first of perhaps a score of reports to be delivered by May to be well packed with controversy It ignored for instance a recommendation of its own task force on headed by President Harold W Dodds of Princeton Uni versity for an official investigation of the governments loyaltysecur Mrs A Veer Dies Suddenly at Rest Home Mrs Alex Grace Veer 102 former resident of Britt died sud denly at Rest Haven rest home in Mason City early Sunday morning She had just celebrated her birth day the day before Mrs Veer had been ill since Feb when she suffered a frac tured hip She had been in the rest home here since that time Born in Germany Feb 12 1853 daughter of Hiram and Johanna Sweers she to Alex Veer in Germany They came to the United States in 1906 Survivors include a daughter Mrs Ed Lester of Vancouver a son Carl Veer of Adams and 13 grandchildren The body is at the Boughton Funeral Home at Britt Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 at the Bough ton Funeral Home with the Rev Paul Adix pastor of the First Lutheran Church officiating Burial will be in the family lot in Ever green Cemetery SAME DATE 195444 acini M knn ity program Proposals It declared that government workers generally are competent faithful and in numerous special ties but made 19 proposals for improving both ex ecutive management and the ca reer service including 1 The infusion of more politi cally chosen noncareer appoint ees into jobs which call for the making and defending of policies of t h e administration in power These would be backed tip by a new well paid permanent top ech elon of career officials whose jobs would survive political turnovers Between these be a line of Beck Is OKd by Senate DES MOINES A The low Senate Monday confirmed tfte ap pointments of Robert K Beck R Centerville to the State Highway Commission and of William P Housel DHumboldt to the Stat Liquor Control Commission Beck general manager of thi Centerville lowegian was a mem ber of the Iowa House at the las session He will begin a fouryea term on the commission July 1 Housel who until last Wednesdaj had been serving as an interim appointee of the late Gov William S Beardsley on the liquor com mission was appointed to fill ou an unexpired term until next Jan 30 and also for a new fouryear term The actions on confirmation were taken in executive session and the vote was not disclosed With Becks confirmation three highway commission posts remain to be filled Ciffrty Gov Leo Hoegh has nominated Luke Chris Larsen Sioux City and Russell Lundy Des Moines both Repub licans to the other three highwa posts The Senate a week ago de clined to confirm Caffrey but ha not yet acted on the Larsen and Lundy nominations Beck will succeed Sanford Zieg ler RFairfield on the commis sion The salary is per year In the House meanwhile bills to create a presidential preference primary system and liberalize con ditions under which a worker can quit his job and still retain unem ployment compensation benefits were introduced Monday Jtep Robert B Canon RInde pebdence and two others pro posed that lowans be given an opportunity to express their major party presidential preferences at primary time each four years However the states delegations to the national conventions would nol be bound under the bill by the preferences shown Prtivnt Law The unemployment compensa tion measure was proposed by Rep Vern Lisle a manufacturer and three others Under present law a worker cov ered by the unemployment com pensation act loses his benefits built up previously if he quits his job without good cause attributed to bis employer Another of the new bills would require that all county coroners be physicians and that the coro ners be appointed by the county boards of supervisors instead of elected by the people Among other new measures were these To legalize and provide for the collection of all levies by counties against property in municipalities for secondary road purposes By Rep Neil E Johns To reduce from 300 to 200 the minimum number of students re quired in a proposed reorganized school district By Carson and three others The Senate received a bill by Sen Knudson RClear Lake which would reduce homestead tax credit maximum to instead of j two groups would clear division of labor which the commission said does not now exist Cut Stiffs 2 Modification in several re spects of the peculiar rights of veterans in holding federal jobs when agency staffs are cut Vet erans organizations bitterly and successfully fought similar recom mendations of the first Hoover Commission in 1949 3 Review and possible revision of the conflictofinterest laws such as the present requirement hat a corporation officer give up his stockholdings when he enters government Means might be ound the report said to encour age rather than discourage entry of competent men into public 4 A broad program to attract and hold skilled workers for gov irnment careers including salary boosts for higher levels training programs greater use of merit wage increases and intensified re cruiting Wlrephoto AP Wlrephoto CHIANG MEETS Chiang Kaishek right greets newsmen at his headquarters at Taipei Formosa for the largest press conference hes held since 1949 The bulk of the newsmen present were American 29 on Belgian Airliner Missing North of Rome Search Craft Spots Oil Slick in Sea Four Passengers Were Americans Fnm Win itrrlcM oil slick spotted o the Tyrrhenian Sea Monday pro rided the first apparent clue to th ate of a missing Belgian airline and its 29 passengers and crew men The oil slick was discovered b m Italian air force search plane iff the port town of Santa Severa 0 miles north of Rome The Ital an plane was one of a large Amer canItalian search team Aboard the missing plane were 1 passengers and eight crewmen imong the passengers were four Americans and Italian movie star et Marcella Mariani who wa Miss Italy of 1953 A search Sunday night and thL morning failed to confirm earlier eports that the wreckage of the lane had been sighted in the bar en mountains north of Rome The fourengine DC6 of Sabena Milines vanished early Sunday ight after reporting it was over Viterbo 40 miles north of Rome The pilot said he expected to lane t the capitals Ciampino Airpon in 20 minutes but radio contacl vas broken in the middle of a from the plane four minutes later The four Americans aboard were aul Leroy Lake Hiawatha geologist for the Bear Creek Jining Robert Singer Brook yn an engineer for the Socony acuum Oil E J Suter 48 ho lives near Brussels and Mrs loria Guerrieri 27 of Rome tfiss Mariahis secretary SHOT THROUGH CANOPY 2nd Lt Lyron Louis examines the helmet he cracked by ejecting him self through the halfinch plastic canopy on a F94 he mis takenly thought was out of control Farb an observer on the plane broke a leg when he parachuted out near Sioux Falls S D AP Wlrephoto RESCUED Capt Chester E Epton 33 Riverside was one of two airmen rescued from the wilderness of northern Saskatchewan after their B47 jet bomber exploded Epton suffered frostbitten feet and severely bloodshot eyes Two other fliers aboard are missing New Series of Atom Blasts Set Tuesday LAS VEGAS Nev im iroved atomic trigger for Ameli as Hbomb may be the first de ice tested in the Atomic Energy Commissions new series scheduled o start Tuesday The predawn shot 32nd at the JECs Nevada test site will be a major effort for the AEC Liv rmore laboratory which pecializes in hydrogen weapons lanning The disclosure was made by Dr Alvin C Graves veteran nu lear weapons tester on the eve f Operation Teapot fifth and most exacting series the AEC has eld here in four years The opening test also is sched uled to include Army participation several hundred troops will take rench positions about yards rom ground zero The device probably will be de onated from one of the AECs igher towers in line with the new fficial concern for radiation fall ut in surrounding communities The higher the atomic fireball the ess dust sucked off the desert floor nd less danger of contamination within the immediate area Retired Farmer Dies in CarTrain Crash MANSON WVFred Peters about i a retired Manson farmer was lied Monday when his automobile Centrght trn Investigators said that Peters ap parently did not hear or sea the coming Lewchuck to Need Pardon by Governor ExMason Ciryan Still Imprisoned DES MOINES m The Stat Board of Parole is following its usual policy in allowing a simmer ing period between commutatio and further clemency in the case of 17 inmates of state penal institu tions The 17 lifers were granted com mutations Jan 10 by action of then Gov Leo Elthon Commutation make them eligible for parole with a possible exception in th case of the senior prisoner o them all Nick Lewchuck formerl of Mason City He has been a pris oner at Fort Madison prison sine 915 just short of 40 years The parole board feels that prii oners tend to become upset when commutations are granted Normal So the board defers further ac ion in their cases until they have jecome more normal again and in etter emotional condition to go nto civilian life if parole is ac corded Lewchucks situation is differed rom that of most of the lifers whose sentences were commutec ast month in that be is still a Rus iian national He was convicted in Cerro Gordo County Oct 19 1915 of first de gree murder He was then 21 years ild Since Lewchuck was never natu ralized he would now if releasec from prison on parole be subject o deportation under the McCarran Act It was this situation which onfronted the late Ernest Ole Lindquist when he was about to be eleased Full Pardon The only way to avoid deporta tion in Lewchucks case as in les would be for the governor to ssue him a full pardon Then Lewchuck now 61 years Id could finish his life in thi ountry if he desired It is pre umed that would be his wish That was the turn events took in ic case of Ole the onetime for otten man of the same prison that ow holds the aged Lewchuck Honday Lindquist who died of can er Feb 11 was to be buried at ndianola The parole board is giving con iderable thought to the appropriate ction in Lewchucks behalf It ex ects to consider it thoroughly rom all angles General Expects Aid Red Troops in Tachens TAIPEI Formosa WVGeneralis simo Chiang Kaishek Monday ex pressed his determination to hold the rest of the Chinese National ists offshore islands and made it plain he expects United States to help him fight for them if Communists attack In no he asserted would the strategic islands Quemoy and Matsu be abandoned Chiang met newsmen at alist headquarters here after the Reds Feiping radio triumphantly announced liberation of the Tachen Islands evacuated by the Nationalists last week with the aid of the U S 7th Fleet Peiping boasted it placed Red Soldiers on vantage ground for liberating Tai wan Formosa and other islands off the China Chiang smiled contentedly ti he faced the largest news conference held here since Nationalists fled the mainland in 1949 Vtry Clear You newsmen fear the islands will not be jointly he said softly But I think the mat ter is very Chiang referred to Quemoy and Matsu specifically in written re plies to seven questions submitted by newsmen He added informally As a matter of fact whether Kinmen Quemoy and Matstt will be defended is very clear to us and to the Communists very His written reply had said With regard to the question of the joint defense of the offshore islands the statements made by the govern ments of the Republic of China and the United States hare been clear enough and need no more elucida tion That the defense of Kinmen and Matsu is essential to the de fense of Taiwan and Penghu The Pescadores should have be come an opinion generally accept ed by qualified military Chiangs news conference fol owed by only 24 hours return of he great fleet which evacuated the Tachens Htavy Shilling The wlndup of the operation was punctuated by three hours of Com munist shelling of Quemoy 120 miles across the Strait of Formosa Sunday morning The Nationalist military information service said t was the largest artillery ex change at Quemoy since the Tach en withdrawal began Immediately after his written replies to questions were and his few interpolated remarks completed the generalissimo bruptly left the conference room Newsmen were unable to ask rim about the statement credited o Foreign Minister George Yeh in he United States to the effect that United States was pledged to the defense of Quemoy and Matsu Yeh ater said his statement was mis nterpreted Chiang had sought in negotia ions leading up to the evacuation if the Tachens to obtain a public American commitment to help de end Quemoy and Matsu a com mitment Washington refused to make The Navy Monday said its hips were returning to patrol sta ions after moving people from the Tachen area HEADS BUILDERS DUBUQUE Ferris Cedar Rapids was elected Sunday s the new president of the Iowa Juilding Trades Unions replacing e Saint Germain also of Ce ar Rapids Council Bluffs Demo Leader Dead at 53 COUNCIL BLUFFS tf E A lurick 53 Council Bluffs Demo ratic leader died of a heart ail ment Saturday Durick operated a rocery In 1950 he directed the edtral census here rAll About The Weather Mason City Fair warmer owa Mostly fair Minnesota Continued cold Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Monday Maximum Minimum At 8 EAR AGO Maximum Minimum ;