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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 15, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI NIWSPAPIft THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS HOME EDITION CuM a MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY Ff IRUARY 15 IfSS TliU CotwJjU ol Two Ill AntiReds Control Romanian Legation Wild Is Nominee for Judge To Succeed M H Kepler The 12th Judicial District Bar Assn Monday recommended to jGov Leo Hoegh that C H Wild 45 Allison be named to fill the unexpired term of District Judge M H Kepler The term runs un til the 1956 general election Judge Kepler died Feb 7 at his home in Northwood He served the 12th judicial district since his ap pointment March 1 1923 The 84 yearold judge was taken ill while holding court in Mason City in November 1953 and had not been active since although he did not resign Solt Nominee The bar association made its recommendation Monday after noon at a special 20minute meet ing at the C e r r o Gordo County Courthouse in Mason City Wild was the sole nominee Har vey J Carter Clarksville nomi n a t e d the Allison attorney and Oliver J Reeve Waverly sec onded Nominations were closed and a motion carried which di rected the secretary to make the recommendation unanimous Virgil Shepard Allison presided as chairman of the meeting Again Earns Award In Press Assn Contest ONE MORE Mason City GlobeGazette Tuesday received the third award in three years in the Inland Daily Press Associations typography contest Holding the 1953 and 1954 awards are J A Holtman pressroom superintendent and William D Mc Cauley composing room superintendent The awards are for work done by other departments of the newspaper as well as the mechanical CHICAGO The Mason City GlobeGazette Tuesday was one of 25 newspapers to receive awards for outstanding typogra phy at the annual winter meeting of the Inland Daily Press Assn The GlobeGazette won third place in Class C competition papers of to cir It marked the third time in as many years that the Mason City paper has been recognized by the association which is com posed of dailies in 14 Midwest states In 1953 and 1954 it was awarded second place honors The awards were presented by Dr Albert A Sutton chairman of the Graphic arts department at Northwestern Universitys Medill School of Journalism sponsor of the contest for the association The only other Iowa paper to win an award was the Estherville place In Class A papers under circulation with flatbed Ray N Rorick assistant busi ness manager received the award on behalf of the Glebe Gazette A total of 221 papers a record number were entered in the five classes of the loth annual con test First places were awarded to the Portage Wis Register Class A Stevens Point Wis Journal Class B papers under circulation with rotary Fond du Lac Wis Common wealthReporter Class C Can ton Ohio Repository Class D to circulation and the St Paul Minn Pioneer Press Class E more than 000 Ranking behind the Fond du Lac paper in Class C were Rochester Minn PostBulletin second Mason City GlobeGa zette third Receiving honor able mention in this division were Wausau Wis RecordHerald and La Salle III NewsTribune The judges said in their re port that which gen erally offered the best typo graphic appearance were not the largest but in the next lower class with a circulation from to Whether this indicates a trend toward better design and readability in smaller papers or presages a departure from these principles in larger news papers are conclusions difficult to the judges said Several significant points were apparent in the judging the judges added First typographi cal consistency in headline dress with the overwhelming propor tion using caps and lower case second excellent matching of type size and weight with news importance and positioning of stories third a growing recog nition of the importance of good makeup on inside pages The contest was judged by Joseph L Strauss president of Hillison and Erf en ad vertising printers Chicago Ed ward H Christensen vice presi dent Central Typesetting and Electrotyping Chicago and Dr Charles L Allen assistant dean Medill School of Journal ism icy looking block at bottom is a it was produced in a Schenectady N laboratory About of an inch in its longest dimen sion it can be compared in rel ative size with the standard pho nograph needle at top Demands Change in Vote Procedure 1934 Graduate Wild Is a lifelong resident of Allison He has been practicing law in the community since he was graduated from Harvard Law School In 1934 That practice had one interruption when he served as a lieutenant in the Navy from 1943 to 1946 The Allison attorney took his undergraduate work at the State University of Iowa He is married and has two chil dren John 10 and William 6 Wild said he has a duty to his clients to fulfill before he could take over the duties of a district judge He said that he has a lot of tax work to get out of the way The attorney is in practice by him self Shifting Winds Delay Atomic Tests in West Shot to Be Tried Again Wednesday LAS VEGAS Nev UP The Atomic Energy Commisison Tues day postponed for at least 24 Would Need Help The nominee pointed out that he would have to call his fellow law yers for help if he is named to the post His appointment according to Iowa law must come from the Governor Also it must be within the district The 12th judicial dis trict includes Winnebago Hancock Worth CeTro Gordo Mitchell Floyd Butler and Bremer counties The three judges at present in the district are William P Butler Mason City Tom Boynton Forest City and T A Beardmore Charles City Members of the bar association Indicated that Wilds choice was partly dictated by geographical considerations Butler and Bremer counties have not had a resident district judge since the late Judge M F Edwards Parkersburg C H WILD hours a scheduled Abomb test because of shifting winds and heavy cloud formations The weather hazards developed a scant four hours before the first explosion of the 1955 test series was due to be set off from a 500 foot steel tower at Iowa A spokesman said the postpone ment was advisable because the winds that developed might carry a radioactive atomic cloud over the small mining ranching and railroad communities of Pioche and Caliente some 120 miles northeast of the test site Not Favorable During planning for the first blast of the 1955 series the Joint Office of Test Information direct ing the experiment had mada it clear the test would not be made on schedule if the weather was not favorable Weather precautions were em phasized because of rigid safety standards set up by officials con ducting the tests They were de termined that no possible harm could come to residents of the area near the Yucca Flat proving ground located some 75 miles northeast of Las Vegas Twentyfour hours before the scheduled hour for the explosion visibility over Yucca Flat was un limited and there were no winds During the day Monday the cloud cover increased steadily and gentle winds began blowing from the southwest To Meet Later Decision on the postponement was reached at a meeting of AEC scientists They said they would meet later Tuesday to determine if the shot would be rescheduled for Wednesday morning Officials decided against firing the shot when the weather fore cast called for altostratus clouds at feet and 15mile an hour winds at feet They feared the winds might carry radiation over the CalientePanacaPioche area northeast of here and due east of ground Some officers and men DES MOINES Emlin L Bergeson D Sioux City Tuesday blasted the Republican Party for confusing election ballots and said not one person in a hundred knows how to Bergeson said he will confer with an attorney on a proposed bill that would rewrite several chap ters of the Iowa code that relate to voting procedure Youll find Republican headquarters that tell voters if they dont mark the circle their will be thrown Bergeson said Voting has become so confusing people stay He said the result has been a Bergeson said corruption and fraud have crept into Iowa elections because of misinformation given voters For one thing there is only one way to spoil an entire he said That is to mark both circles or Republican and Bergeson said his bill would simplify code tions eliminate alleged and pro vide for clearcut voting instructions Rep William Denman DDes Moines said he will introduce a bill calling for a half holiday from noon until midnight on general election days House members Tuesday studied a report of thi Labor Committee which recommended bills tha would legalize the check off system of paying union dues and allow minors to work in bowlinj alleys not selling beer Meanwhile Rep Tom Frey RNeola said he will ask permission from the state auditor to sub pena members of the Tax Commission to provide income tax information to a joint SenateHouse in vestigating committee Frey said the investigation was moving slowly because of the large amount of time needed and in ability to get some records were prepared to take part in Tuesdays tests They were sched uled to be dugin miles from the test site Retired Farmer Dies in CarTrain Crash MANSON WKred Peters about 65 a retired Manson farmer was killed Monday when his automobile was struck by a westbound Illinois Central freight train Investigators said that Peters apJ wrote the oldtime hit I Vaw parently did not hear or see the Down and Go died Monday train coining TANKER 503foot tanker bow bashed in limps into a Long Beach Calif pier after a headon collision in the Pacific The Tallulah together with the supertanker Orion Planet with which it collided received damage of more than million No one was hurt GERMAN DIES SAN FRANCISCO Harry M Bobby Burns Berman 56 who w w 41 AJWlll Mount Zion Hospital Coon Rapids Couple Perishes in Accident West of Manilla DENISON WA Coon Rapids couple was killed and two Iowa ministers were injured critically in a twocar crash on foggy Highway 141 west of Manilla about a m Tuesday Patrolman Ralph Blankenbaker said the dead were identified as Mr and Mrs Arthur Bower both of whom were in their 60s Hospitalized at Manning in seri ous condition were the Rev Ed ward Dohrmann 43 Ida Grove and the Rev Maynard Brandt 27 Correctionville A c a 11 for positive T y p e 0 blood was sent out for the uijured men The Bowers car collided headon with an eastbound car driven by the Rev Mr Brandt in which the Rev Mr Dohrmann was a passen ger Both cars were demolished Pa trolmen said fog at the time of the accident was so heavy that visibil ity was practically Senate Mixes Nomination of Russell Lundy DES MOINES Iowa Sen ate Tuesday rejected the second of four nominees of Gov Leo A Hoegh to the State Highway Com mission Meeting in executive session the Senate voted down the nomination Terrific Power of HBomb Is Made Public 140 by 20Mile Area Endangered WASHINGTON LWThe lives of all persons in an area 140 miles ong by up to 20 miles suming they took no protective measures would be seriously threatened by radioactive fall out from an Hbomb blast such as the United States exploded at Bikini on March Half the people 160 miles down wind from the explosion might die 5 to 10 per cent of those as much as 190 miles away The Atomic Energy Commission made this assessment Tuesday in ifting some of the secrecy from had re Caffrey of Russell F Lundy Des Moines attorney Previously the Senate used to confirm L L Cresco Democrat The vote on Lundy was not dis closed So far the only one of the bur appointments approved has been that of Robert K Beck Cen erville publisher The Senate still has to take up the name of Chris Larsen Jr of iioux City operator of a printing firm Senators reportedly were miffed because Lundy in a letter to Sen G Lucas had de nied rumors that he was inter sted in the asphalt business and he letter was published thus re that Lucas was chairman f the subcommittee investigating undys qualifications All of Hoeghs nominations to the data obtained in the Bikini test Better Informed AFC Chairman Lewis L Strauss commission was releas aid the ng the report in belief the Ameri can people would wish to be in ormed regarding the dangers of mclear explosions and the meas res individuals can take to protect hemselves The report further served notice on friend and foe alike that until a real disarmament plan can be put into effect the United States will keep on Resting and studying all types of atomic weapons A statement by Strauss made no reference to demands from some elements in Britain and elsewhere that this country halt its Hbomb experiments Serious Hazard But Strauss drew this conclu sion In the event of war involving AP Wlrephotos HOW ITS MADEThis is the huge press used in the successful experiment to pro duce diamonds from carbona ceous material The diamonds arc the first manmade sub stance hard enough to scratch mined diamonds 1st Diamonds Made by Man Are Revealed ighway commission are Republi ans except for Caffrey Lundy was Hoeghs campaign manager in his ace for governor last year To ma Indian Dies After Car Accident MARSHALLTOWN UP Harry incoln 65 a resident of the Tama rtesquakie Indian settlement died t a Marshalltown hospital Mon ay night of auto accident in uries Lincoln was found Saturday in ic rear seat of an overturned car egistered to Rose Youngbear The ar was in a ditch along a settle ment road It was extensively amaged he use of atomic weapons the fallout from large nuclear bombs exploded on or near the surface of the earth would create serious hazard to civilian populations in large areas outside the target zones The Atomic Energy Commis sion hopes that these dangers will never be experienced by mankind However until the possibility of an atomic attack against us is elim inated by a workable international plan for general disarmament the study and evaluation of the effects of weapons which might be used against us and the improvement ol of self defense are a duty of our govern MORE SERVICE DES MOINES Iowa ommunities have gained natural gas connections in the last year the Iowa Development Commission said Monday SCHENECTADY UPMan made diamonds exactly like na lures own were announced Tues scientific dream come true They cost at least twice as much lo make as natural diamonds but in time may be greatly reduced These artificial diamonds are no threat as yet anyhow to the val ue of your diamonds nor any im mediate hope for cheaper diamond necklaces or engagement rings But they offer a new homegrown supply of diamonds vitally import ant in industry and national de fense Cut Steel Diamond is the hardest known material Hundreds of pounds are imported annually to cut steel dig through rock to find oil make precision tools perform scores of tasks War or blockade could not cut off the man made supply Success in creating diamonds was announced by scientists of the General oratdry Staff at Bern Is Assaulted Ask Release of Captives BERN Switzerland A band f Romanian resistance fighters barricaded themselves in Commu nist Romanias legation buildings here Tuesday after a 2 a m as sault which killed the legation chauffeur and drove the entire staff into the street They vowed to hold the legation located in a large park at the western edge of the city until the Bucharest government frees persons held as political prisoners We have nothing to lose but our the bands leader called in German to Swiss police who sur rounded the legation and sought to persuade the band to surrender The legation chauffeur Aurel Setu was knifed and struck down by subma chinegun fire when he Lriect to resist the attack He died in a hospital Release Berns police chief Eduard Frcimueller told a news confer ence the estimated to num Der about five men was believed to have entered Switzerland ille gally for the specific purpose of in vading the legation and forcing the release of the five prisoners in cluding a general and a bishop icld within Romania Romania denounced the attack as a violation of international law Switzerland was responsible and demanded extradition of the land which it called a gang Romanian Fascists and other crim nal Setus removal to the hospital was delayed several hours while Swiss police sought permission roni the Romanian charge daf aires to enter the legation grounds o remove him Legations embassies and similar iiplomatic properties have an ex raterritorial status In effect the grounds are a part of the home and of the nation their staff repre ents Just as the diplomats have mmunity from arrest the proper ies are exempt from many regu ations of the host country The Romanian government how ver put up no barrier to Swiss olice action It demanded form lly that the band be rounded up nd shipped to Bucharest No Dealth Penalty But Switzerland too will have claim on the group The chauf eurs death made each member f the band if convicted of mur er liable to life imprisonment here is no death penalty in witzerland One or more of the invaders was elievecl to have escaped in the arkncss before dawn with docu icnts stolen from the legation les One was caught while trying 3 get away He was carrying doc ments a submachinegun and and grenades The Swiss minister in Bucharest as summoned to the Romanian oreign Office early Tuesday and andcd the most stiffly worded ote received by any Swiss diplo at since World War II The note said a gang of Ro anian fascists and other crimi al elements armed with auto matic wcaPons crowbars and n Electric Research npd occupied the legation One process does it by creating pressure and heat equal buildings in Bern attacked the Jc gation chauffeur in a beastial man earth Diamonds are made within a to that 210 miles deep within the ncr kidnaped legation members including women and children and laid waste the legation offices This attack by bandits on a diplomatic mission is without precedent and constitutes an ex traordinarily serious crime and a violation of international the note said few minutes when a carboncon taining material is subjected to this pressure and heat The starting was not identified But pressure material our means paramount SAM scientists hinted it contains graph ite the carbon used in lead pen cils Diamonds are crystals of pure carbon Characteristics By every test these diamonds are indistinguishable from those dug from mines in Africa or Bra zil where nature made diamonds from carbon pressure and heat said Dr A L Marshal manager of the laboratorys chemistry de partment They will scratch natural moncis They have the Xray dia rAII About The Weather Mason City Cloudy mild Iowa Continued mild Minnesota Little colder Globe Gazette weather data gerprint of natural diamonds fin1 to 8 day Maximum meet the same chemical tests The biggest diamond made here Minimum yet is only onesixteenth of an inchj At 8 in its longest dimension It weifihsJYEAR AGO only a fraction of a carat and it Maximum jlakes 140 carats to equal one ounce Minimum MHO ;