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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 17, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKfSALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION ua United Pres Full Leas Wire Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17 1956 This Paper Consists Two Ill Natural Gas Bill Vet President U S Cancels Tank Shipment to Arabia Following Protest READY FOR SHIPMENTPart of the shipment of i8 Walker Bulldog Arabia rest on a barge in Brooklyns Erie Basin after cancellation orders were received Friday The 25ton machines were destined to be loaded on a freighter bound for Dam man when the shipment was cancelled 7 New Road Deaths Push Toll to 97 Glenwood Crash Takes 4 Lives BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Seven persons died in traffic ac cidents in Iowa during the night Thursday Four were killed in a singleac cident near Glenwood when a truck jackknifed into the path of a car The seven fatalities brings to nine number killed in the past 24 of the worst periods this year Toll Now 97 The deaths pushed this years road toll to ahead of the nearrecord pace of 1955 The dead Gerald Bomer 23 Murray Eu gene Chase 18 Dartene Joan Hart ley 15 and her sister Donna Ma rie Hartley 18 all of Glenwood Donald F Ballou 25 Oskaloosa James Chester Polkinghorn 35 Mineral Vis William F Ralph Sioux City The four young people from Glen wood were killed Thursday night in a cartruck crash on Highway 275 about eight miles southeast of Glenwood State highway patrolmen said the truck jackknifed on the icy pave ment into the path of the car driven by Bomer The truck sheared off the top of the car as the auto passed underneath it The truck driver Thomas T Simmons Chiliicothe es capcd injury Ballou also was killed Thursday night in another cartruck collision The accident occurred on Highway 163 about 15 miles northwest of Os kaloosa in Marion County Fair Condition Mrs Josephine Malin 24 Pella was injured in the accident but was reported in fair condition at an Oskaloosa hospital Friday Ralph was killed early Friday when authorities said his car struck a bridge near Everly The car ran about 15 feet up a bridge span then toppled about 25 feet to the frozen Ocheyedan River A trucktrain collision took the life of Polkinghorn at a crossing on Highway 3 east of Oelwein Thurs day night Authorities said the ap proach to the Chicago Great West ern Railroad crossing was slip pery SAM lUg 4oth IN 34 kauri President in First Round of Since His Illness THOMASVILLE Ga UP Eisenhower re sumed his golf game Friday for the first time since his Heart attack last September As the chief executive banged out drive from first tee of the Arven Country Club course he said with feeling Ive been look ing forward to His doc tor Maj Gen Howard Sny d e r followed Eisenhowers foursome Peru Government to Attack Rebels LIMA PERU UP President Manuel Odrias government Friday was believed grouping forces for action against rebellious army units in Perus eastern jungles and perhaps on northwest coast as well Military secrecy press cen sorship veiled late developments in the revolt that flared Thursday in Iquitos the Amazon River 640 miles northeast of here Rebel raido reports said the gar risons at Trujilld and Piura on the Pacific Coast northwest ot Lima have joined the revolt but official communiques say Iquitos is the only point affected by the uprising rAII About The Weather Mason City Considerable cloudi ness through Saturday with oc casional snow flurries Not much change in temperature Low Fri day night 1015 High Saturday 25 Iowa Partly cloudy Friday night colder east and central Increas ing cloudiness west Low Friday night 05 be low northeast and extreme north 1015 above southwest FiveDay Iowa Temperatures Fri day night through next Wednes day will average 3 to 8 degrees below normal Normal highs 33 north to 42 south Normal lows 14 north to 22 south Cold over the weekend Rising trend Mon day and Tuesday Colder again Wednesday Precipitation wil average onefourth to onehalf inch occurring mostly as snow Monday or Tuesday and possibly a little thfs weekend Minnesota Cloudy flurries GlobeGazette weather data up to8 a m Fri day Maximum 27 Minimum 10 At 8 a m 10 Free Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 31 Minimum 18 CLOUDY Cold Returns After Ice and Snow Strikes Mason City Area Escapes Moisture THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Colder weather returned to Iowa Friday leaving much of the state encased in ice and snow from Thursdays twofront storm Temperatures early Friday dropped to 11 below zero at Sibley as the cold air moved into the state rom the northwest Spencer hac 6 below and readings ranged up ward to 29 at Burlington Two storms hit the state at al most the same time Thursday One came in from the southwest anc the other from the southeast High ways were turned into ribbons of as freezing rain and snow fell Spencer had three inches of on the ground while DCS Moines 3edar Rapids and Sioux City each had an inch North Central Iowa however es caped most of the precipitation Mason City had only a trace of snow and highways in that area were normal The Highway Patrol reported highways varied from normal in some western sections to 100 per ent snow and ice covered in mos areas Main highways and were salted and sanded during the night The colder air was expected to ipread eastward across the state during the day with lows Friday night ranging from zero to 5 below northeast and extremenorth to 15 above extreme southwest The mercury was expected to stay wel below freezing Friday Tornado Strikes Mississippi Town 1 Dead 35 Injured ABERDEEN Volun Leer searchers Friday p o k e t through the twisted ruins of Negro residential area probing fo possible dead or survivors of quickstriking tornado that killed at least one person and left 35 known Injured The twister ripped through thi northeast Mississippi town of 5 300 last night Couching lighUy on a white neighborhood before un leashing its might on the four block Negro area Damage estimates ran as high as the state highway pa trol said The dead man was identified a IsraelHayes 50yearold Negro Monroe County Hospital said Negroes were hospitalizei there in critical condition All wer victims of cuts bruises and inter nal injuries The hospitals placed the tota injury list at 35 but said som of the victims needed only firs aid Israel and Democrats Rap Policy Arms Halted at Pier the the WASHINGTON UP With Vhite House taking a hand state Department Friday canceled shipment of 18 American light anks destined for Saudi Arabia It was not immediately clear vhether the decision would quiet E the clamor stirred up by an announcement just nine hours sarlier that the tanks were to be hipped from New York later Fri ay Nor was the reaction of Saudi Arabia predictable At any rate the reversal had he effect of blocking the dispatch of the tanks to the Middle East vhere their arrival might have ited new excitement and per il a ps trouble In the IsraeliArab inderbox Many Protests Announcement late Thursday hat the tanks were to be shipped iad brought denunciations from a number of Democrats in the Sen ate and from the Israeli Embassy the cry Utterly beyond our News of the impending ship ment was startling because the State Department in delaying ac tion7 on Israels request to buy 50 million dollars worth of American arms for the past several months jas pleaded it wants to avoid an arms in the Middle East Further it has said the sale of Communist arms to Egypt tended o upset the power balance in that troubled area Any new shipment if American weapons to an Arab country would lave given Russia a tailormade argument that it was all right for he Reds to supply arms to the Arabs since the United States was doing the same thing Obviously with these considera ions in mind the State Depart ment backtracked quickly Permits Suspended Shortly after midnight it an nounced All export permits of arms to the Middle East are being temporarily suspended pending urthcr In response to a query Press Officer Lincoln White said he knew of no such pending permit except hat covering the tanks scheduled tor shipment on the S S James Monroe for Dam man Saudi Ara bia At about the same time White House Press Secretary James C Hagerty called in newsmen cover ing President Eisenhowers vaca tion retreat at ThomasviHe Ga The President understands that the Department of State is sus pending export licenses to that Hagerty said adding that by that area he meant Saudi Arabia He said in response to a ques tion that in saying Eisenhower understands the action vas be ing taken he meant suspension was being ordered U S Air Base How the Arab nations would re act to the sudden reversal was something only time could tell The United States is about to en ter negotiations with Saudi Arabia for renewal of an agreement un der which this country maintains Force base at Dahran in that country That 1951 agreement expires in four months but it has a provision for a fiveyear re newal U S private interests also have extensive oil developments in Saudi Arabia The StateDepartments original explanation was that Saudi Arabia had ordered the tanks last spring under a 1951 arm assistance agreement with this country and that the sale had been approved early last fall Press Office White said they would be used in con nection with a U S military train ing missions operations there Opposes Methods of Group Alludes to Bribe Case AP Wlrephoto ROYALTY Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh far left are welcomed at London airport Friday on their return from an extended tour The welcoming committee included their son Prince Charles who stands at front and the Queens sister Princess Margaret FreeSpending Britons Hit by Stop Inflation Program LONDON UP Prime Minister Edens government Friday clamped down on freespending Britons with an emergency stop inflation program It cut food subsidies tightened installment buying curbed business invest Reds Release Army Private BERLIN Wl Army Pvt Sidney Ray Sparks 23 Tennille was released from four years of Russian captivity Friday He was turned over to Army authori ment and reduced defense outlays 38 million Announcing the drastic meas ures to a tense House of Commons the new chancellor of the exche quer Harold MacMillan said gov ernment spending in other depart ments will also be curbed rigor ously The nations defense bill for 1955 56 is to be reduced to pounds It was MacMillians second move within as many days to slow down the flow of money which has Brit ties in East Berlin Sparks had escaped with two other privates Dec 4 1951 from a West Berlin guardhouse He was being held to face charges of be ing AWOL stealing money and assaulting a German cab driver Three days after the escape East German Communist authori ties said the trio had sought politi cal asylum But Austrian prisoners returning from Russian labor camps last June said they had seen Sparks in a Soviet camp They said he told them the Soviets arrested him in Berlin in 1951 The Georgia private was given a physical examination immediate ly after his release An Army spokesman said he would go back to the guardhouse as soon as the examination was completed The spokesman said Sparks would not be permitted to tell his story publicly until legal authori ties his case oris bidding prices up Thursday he raised the nationalized Bank of inglands rate for lending money 3 5Mt per cent its highest level in 24 years i The government hopes the spend ing curbs will divert more home production to the export markets and reduce the whopping big im port bill The island nation which ives off its foreign trade has been Buying more abroad than it is sell THOMASVILLE Ga dent Eisenhower Friday vetoed the controversial natural gas Bit ter Senate debate on the measure touched off an inquiry into a campaign contribution spurned by Sen Case In a sharply worded obvious al lusion to the offering of that con tribution Eisenhowersaid Since the passage of this bill body of evidence has accumu lated indicating that private per sons apparently representing only a very small segment of a great and vital industry have been seek ing to further their own interests by highly questionable activities These include efforts that I deem to be so arrogant and so much in defiance of acceptable standards of propriety as to risk creating doubt among the Ameri can people concerning the integ rity of governmental Regretted Action Eisenhower said he regretted having to veto the bill because I am in accord with its basic pro The measure wouldfree natural gas from direct federal price regulation at the well I feel that any new legislation n addition to furthering the long term interests of consumers in plentiful supplies of gas should in Vote to Discard the Death Penalty LONDON House of Commons urged the government Thursday night to do away with the death penalty in Britain with an historic vote that is expected to snatch three men from the threshold of the gallows A measure asking the govern ment either to abolish or to sus pend capital punishment was ap proved 293 to 262 in a free with legislators voting as individ uals rather than as party mem bers Prime Minister Anthony Eden promised to act without undue delay on the Houses recommen dation by introducing legislation giving official form to its desires lold goods Business firms lave to make bigger down WOW MOSCOW WVCommunist boss Nikita S Khrushchev Friday said Soviet Russias population in creased in the past five years AP Wlreplmto WHYTHE TRAIN snow drifts stall a train at Putignano in southeastern Italy during the cur rent snowfall and cold wave More have died in the inclement weather which has plagued much of Europe for several weeks ng The Laborite opposition roared resign when MacMillan dis closed that government subsidies on milk and bread are to be re luced The housewife is to pay lalf a penny more for a pint of milk and the price of the 7Vf pence oaf goes up by a penny A British enny is worth a little more than an American cent The chancellor said the brakes would be slammed on the publics jiggest buying spree in history hrough boosting down payments n installment buying of television sets refrigerators and other house will pay ments when purchasing machinery and other equipment on credit The governments own economy measures MacMillan said will in clude reductions in staff cuts in stockpiling for home defense and a slowdown in public works con struction The chancellor warned severe cuts in services might be forthcoming if he new measures fail to do the job Three Killed When B52 Explodes and Crashes TRACY Calif An alljet B52 bomber exploded high over northern California late Thursday killing at least three of the eight crewmen aboard It was the first crash of a B52 the Air Forces new eightmilliondollar intercon tinental nuclear weapon carrier Four men parachuted to safety Three bodies were recovered in the widespread burned wreckage Another airman was missing Ikes Older Brother Believes Hell Run EL CENTRO Calif ident Eisenhowers older brother said Thursday night he believes the nations chief executive will seek another term Edgar Eisenhower a Tacoma attorney said he believed the President would run again be cause as long as were quarreling with Russia the President would not want to leave his job un elude specific language protecting consumers in their right to fair Eisenhower said in his veto That message was dispatctied to the House where the legislation A twothirds majority of those voting in both the House and Senate is required to override a presidential veto In the basis of the votes on passage of the bill in both houses there do not appear to be sufficient proponents to come close to overriding Eisenhower known to have been most upset by the campaign con tribution offer to Case vetoed the bill at his vacation headquarters at the plantation estate of Secre tary of the Treasury Humphreyi Probes Continue Apparently alluding to the feder al grand jury Investigation of the situation as well as to the Senate inquiry Eisenhower said in his message Legally constituted agencies government are now engaged in investigating this situation These investigations cannot be concluded before the expiration of the 10dajr period within which the President must act upon the legislation un der the constitution I believe I would not be dis charging my own duty were I to approve this legislation before the activities in question have been fully investigated by the Congress and the Department of Justice To do so under such conditions could well create longterm apprehen sion in the minds of the American people It would be a disservice both to the people and to their The bill sponsored by Rep Har ris DArk and Sen Fulbright CD grew out ot a 1954 Supreme Court decision which said the Fed eral Power Commission must fix producers prices for gas sold to interstate pipelines The FPC itself had given a contrary interpreta tion of the existing gas law In its journey through Congress the measure stirred some of the 2bate of recent years before the Senate passed it 5338 on Feb 6 and sent it on to Ei senhower The House passed it last July 28 by a 209203 vote BALLOON FOUND TOKYO Russian weatherballoon has been found on the Japanese island of Hokkaido It wns reported Friday Another Layoff Seen at Oliver CHARLES CITY WGeorge W Bird Oliver plant manager here said Friday a decline in the demand for tractors might necessi tate a layoff of about 275 workers The Charles City plant now em plays about workers Bird said schedules now arc be ing arranged for a plant shutdown of three or four weeks within 30 days He said the shutdown will be during an inventory adjustment pe riod He said the plant will reopen for limited tractor production v ;