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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 20, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for 1 MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXII AuorJated and United Presi Full Wlrei Seven Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 20 1956 This Paper Consists ot Two One Ill AP WIrephoto BLASTS STALIN Anastas Mi koyan made an unprecedented attack against the works and acts of Joseph Stalin once re vered Soviet leader in a speech before the 20lh Congress of the Soviet Communist Party Mi koyan is first deputy premier of Russia The speech denounced Stalins political and economic writingsby name was not print ed in the Soviet press until more than 48 hours after Mikoyan spoke One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE WTAD Qulncj 930 Sunday KGLO U300 Sunday WOI Ames 610 Thursday WSUI Iowa City 910 Saturday When Niemoiler Visited Russia ONE day recently the press wires carried a little dispatch about the plans of a group eight American church men to make a 10day visit to Russia as a means of promoting mutual understand Reds Lose in Greek Election Karamanlis in Upset Victory ATHENS Greece UP Pro Western Premier Constantine Ka ramanlis squeezed through to a surprise victory Monday over a Communistbacked coalition in Greeces national elections The National Radical Union led by the handsome young Karaman lis won 159 seats in the 300member parliament in Sundays election The Democratic Union which in cluded the Communists won 141 seats The Democratic Union rolled up a big popular vote but a compli cated electoral system of propor tional representation introduced last December by the handsome premier gave him the victory Women Vote Karamanlis apparently also drew support from women who voted for the first time in Greek history Ob servers said the women voted more conservatively than had been expected The voting for the onechamber parliament was held Sunday in this rugged country which already has suffered one Communist civil war since the end of World War II Western diplomats had feared the election might let the Communists back into the government The assembly meets April 2 and it is expected to produce a French style parliamentary chaos because of the narrow margin between the two parties There were forecasts that a new election would have to be called soon Third Party The third major party in the election the Progressive Party was blanked as expected Mason Cityan Killed in Crash 52 Die in French Airline Crash at Airport in Cairo The pilgrimage scheduled to start on March 9 is planned as the first part of a twoway ex change with Russian Orthodox Church leaders The Russians will return the visit in June This news item set me to think ing about an hour or two I once Pastor Martin Niemoller in his study as Wiesbaden He had just returned from a visit behind the Iron Curtain That in fact is why I sought the interview The trip had stirred up a good bit of controversy in West Germany al most a hornets nest Some pretty harsh things were being said about the German church leader who a few years before had displayed his courage by refusing to truckle to Adolf Hitler For this he suffered in a concentration camp From Acclaim to Censure The free world applauded his in dependentmindedness on that oc casion because in opposing Nazism Doctor Niemoller seemed definitely to be on the side of free dom and democracy But popular Informed sources said a military coup was possible to prevent the Democratic Union from gaining power and improving the lot of the Communists who were defeated in the 1949 civil war The Democratic Union is a coali tion of seven parties which include the United Democratic LeftWing a camouflaged Communist group A Democratic Union vic tory would have given the Commu nists a foot in the door of the gov ernment and jeopardize Greeces relations with NATO Phone Costs Escapee and Freedom KANSAS CITY long dis AP Wircphoto TANK HOISTED ABOARD light patrol tank one of 18 to be used for military training in Saudi Arabia is hoisted from a barge by a floating derrick into the hold of thefreighter James Monroe The controversial shipment sailed at dawn Monday for the Arab country Decision to Ship Tanks to Arabia Coins Questions European Food Stocks Dwindling LONDON food stocks brought fresh misery and he spectre of famine to iceen shrouded Europe Monday Veget able prices rocketed as spring crops rotted under a threeweek fall of snow The known death toll rose to 676 in the worst winter in living mem ory The Seine River was frozen from bank to bank 25 miles south oi Paris The Thames was iced solid outside the grey stone walls of Windsor Castle where Queen Eliza beth irwas weekending after her threeweek tour of tropical Nigeria In Rome potato prices doublet to nine cents a pound Olive oi hit an alltime high of 90 cents a quart Eerie fog sirens moaned out over the North Sea as fresh Arctic bliz zards reduced visibility to a few yards Road patrols reported traf fie conditions in Britain the wors ever and warned motorists keep off the roads unless you absolutely must The death toll by country France 159 Turkey 72 Italy 88 Yugoslavia 70 Britain 51 Den mark 35 Germany 32 Greece 30 Holland 38 Austria 21 Spain 19 Portugal 17 um 13 Sweden 6 Poland 4 way 9 acclaim can be thing a pretty fickle After World War IT and partic ularly in the time before my visit with Pastor Niemoller Europes foremost spokesman for Protestant ism had incurred the displeasure of the very same people who once applauded him In his preoccupa tion with reuniting East and West Germany Niemoller had been less critical of Communism than most of his neighbors As already suggested it was this that attracted me to the Nie moller home in Wiesbaden some 25 miles from Frankfurt where I was making my headquarters with a daughter and soninlaw follow ing about a month of closeup study of the western worlds mili tary and economic defense against Communism I deliberately sought a point of view different from the one I had been meeting up with everywhere I went Met by Frau Niemoller some little difficulty I sought out the Niemoller home 3 Brentanostrasse I was niet at the door of a rather pretentious the Hesse bishops home its called by a kindfaced woman who turned out to be Frau Niemoller She showed me to a spacious well furnished living room While waiting for the pas tor we chatted about the Niemoller plans two days later for a speaking engagement in Amer ica under the auspices of the Fed eral Council of Churches Incidentally the views I was about to hear from Pastor Nie moller were almost word for word be same those presented by CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 tance call to his girl friend in Fort Madison Iowa brought the arrest Sunday night of an escaped con vict Raymond D Jacobs 39 Jacobs escaped from the Iowa prison at Fort Madison last Wednesday after serving two years of a 10year term for forgery He placed the call to his girl friend from a hotel phono booth here Fort Madison police watch ing the girl gave Kansas City po lice the number from which Jacobs was calling The number was traced and two officers appeared at the hotel phone booth while Jacobs still was talking to his girl I knew I shouldnt have made that he muttereed as he stepped out of the booth Besides his freedom the calj cost him DEFENSE EXERCISES TAIPEI Formosa UP Mas sive defensive exercises will be staged shortly by United States and National Chinese forces in the For mosa Strait it was reported Mon day By WARREN ROGERS JR WASHINGTON MVPresident Eisenhowers decision to ship 18 tanks lo Saudi Arabia after all left the State Department still confronting two touchy questions Monday The department must decide this week 1 What to tell Israel Ambassador Abba Eban served notice Sun day he would plead with increased insistence for approval of Israels Nov 16 request for 50 million dollars worth of arms He likely will seek an appointment with retary of Slate Dulles expected1 back Wednesday from a twoweek Bahamas vacation 2 What to tell Congress Chair man George DGa said Sunday the Senate Foreign Relations Com mittee wants an explanation of the tanksforArabia deal from Dulles as soon as possible The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy through Tuesday occasional snow flur ries Low Monday night near 5 High Tuesday 2528 I o w Considerable cloudiness Monday night and Tuesday Oc casional snovy flurries mostly half Low Monday night 515 northeast 1525 south west High Tuesday east 35 southwest Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Mon day Maximum 30 Minimum At 8 a m Jfi Snow Trace YEAR AGO Maximum itl Minimum 13 Crash Month Israel set February some time ago as crash month in its cam paign for arms and a security guaranty from the United States A commitlee aware of the March 1 deadline is meeting again this week to search for a joint course o action to pre vent Middle East war Egypts Premier Gamal Abdel Nasser referred obliquely to the deadline Sunday night In a speech at Cairo as a half dozen Soviet built jet fighters roared overhead Nasser said Egypt shouldbrace for a possible Israel assault in the spring Ambassador Eban in a television interview Sunday said Israelis are very much worried with every thing they have lying in the shadow of an aerial preponderance possessed by the Egyptian dictator 12 minutes flying time Already On Eban said a Middle East arm race is already on with Russia the United States and Britain all sup plying weapons to the Arab states said i oncsidei arms race Idading us to disaster or an arms race in which Israel i able to reduce the He said the administration agreement to ship 18 tanks bough by Saudi Arabia its subsequen embargo on all arms shipments t the Middle East and finally it 25 northlifting of the embargo only aggra vatcd Israels feelings of being a the mercy of the Arabs Our need is desperatel Eban declared Training Vehicles Eban said the in ship mcnts lo Israel freed when th embargoAvas lifted Saturda nighl has been made inlo a spur ous and artificial He sai PARTLY ClOUDY jt involves merely spare parts ha he whether it shall be g no bearing on Israels security You might as well call it cans of ef or he said The State Department has de cribed the 18 M41 Walker Bulldog anks for which Saudi Arabia re ortedly paid more than two rhil on dollars as training vehicles said in a statement Saturday it ad been decided their shipment nd that of some repair parts to srael would conform with olicy for the maintenance of eace and stability in the Sen George told a reporter the ank shipment had to go through incc he said the LLS govern ment has to live up to its agree But he deplored the timing s most unfortunate and said he vantcd to hear a full explanation rom Dulles and Dulles top aide Undersecretary Herbert Hoover Jr Israel Goldstein president of the merican Jewish Congress said in York he had sent telegrams o President Eisenhower and to congressional leaders urging that Congress investigate the decision o ship the tanks He said the ery least the State Department can do now is grant Israels re quest for defensive Nicholas Obtains Nomination Papers DES MOINES H Nicho las of Mason City former lieuten ant governor has obtained nom ination papers for a campaign fo the same office on the Republica ticket this year the secretary o states office said Monday The incumbent Lt Gov Leo El Lhon a Republican from Fertile lias announced he will not seek re election Others in the latest group to ge petition blanks were For the Iowa Clar H McNeal TAGGED WITH TICKET NEW YORK animal train er from the wide open spaces o Texas was tagged with a licke when he took his twoton pet ele ihant for a stroll on a crowde Manhattan street By WALTER COLLINS CAIRO Egypt French irliner on its way from Indochina Paris dipped too low in ap roaching Cairo airport Monday it a desert sandhill crashed and urned killing 52 of 64 persons on oard It was 12 hours after the crash efore officials of the French air ine were able to confirm and an ounce that 64 persons were board The officials said the four ngined DC6B carried 55 passen ers and 9 crew members Only 2 of the 64 crew mem ers and 6 passengers Most of the urvivors were in critical condition hough all but possibly one were expected to recover Pilot Capt Charles Billet was among the survivors He said his copilot was dragging the plane in ow over the desert toward the international airport in predawn darkness when he became too When I realized he was flying oo low it was loo late to avert he Captain Billet said Bursts Into Flames The fourengined Americanbuilt DC6B of the French Airlines TAI Transports Aeriens Intercontinen aux banged belly first into a low desert hillock and burst into fire The red light was on warning us to fasten our seat said a French army officer who sur vived I was struggling to get mine fastened when there came a terrible the second major crash in the Mediterranean since Satur day 50 Killed Saturday a British York trans port plane carrying British troops home to England from the Suez Canal zone crashed on takeoff near Valletta Malta killing all 50 men aboard Most of the victims were Royal Air Force men The Americanbuilt plane was re ported running hours behind sched ule when it crashed but there was no explanation A company spokes man first reported it had made a crash landing in the desert Cairo airport officials said that on the basis of first reports they believed the plane was forced to land because of engine trouble They said the airliner immediately burst into flames TERRY G MAXWELL Crash Victim TO ASK TRUST NEW DELHI India will ask the next General Assembly of the United Nations to proclaim the entire Antarctic area as a trust territory government offi cials said Monday Stolen from Rudd Oil Station broke upon the front door of the Champlin Oil Sta tion here Sunday night and es caped with in cash Wayne Benson Rudd barber noticed the open door as he was driving by at Sunday evening Lyle Green is the manager Floyd County Sheriff B F Atherton is investigat ing 102 Dead on Iowa Highways Four Deaths Over Weekend By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Four weekend traffic deaths have boosted the 1956 Iowa motor vehi cle death toll past the 100 mark This years toll stood at 102 Mon day A year ago on this date 75 persons had died in highway acci dents in the state Latest victims included Walter 22 and his infant son killed Sunday night in a twocar crash at a rural intersection four miles south of Ryan Luxs wife 21 was seriously in jured in the accident The occu pants of the other car Mr and Mrs Charles Wolfe Ryan were not believed seriously hurt Dies at Smithland Lee Bosche 17 who lived at a childrens home at Elk Horn was killed and two teenage compan ions injured critically when the car in which they were riding missed a Highway 141 curve and hit a dirt embankment at the east edge of Smithland early Sunday Injured were Lynn Johnson also 17 Elk Horn and Gloria Rasmus sen 16 Audubon They were re ported in fair condition Sioux City hospital Authorities said the car rolled over and its right door was torn off Bosches body was thrown out The dead youth was born in Audubon but had lived at the Elk Horn childrens home for a num ber of years Survivors include his father Edward Manilla and two brothers Leland Iowa City and another living with the father Explosives Truck Morgan Kisor 32 Oskaloosa ap parently lay dead under his over turned explosives truck most of the day before his body was found late Saturday Kisor an explosives dealer had been expected at a mine near Mun terville with a load of dynamite at Saturday but he didnt show up A passerby spotted the wreckage of the truck at the foot of a steep embankment on a rock road about 13 miles west of Ottumwa at Authorities said the truck appar Aboard IllFated Transport In Which 34 Marines Died OAKLAND Call young Mason City Iowa Marine was one of the 40 victims of Fridays Ma rine Corps transport plane crash into a rugged ridge south of Oak land The Marine Pvt Terry G Max well son of Mr and Mrs William J Maxwell 119 12th Mason City was one of the 34 Marines aboaid the plane being taken from El Toro Marine Base to Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay for reassignment He was one of six lowans killed in the mishap Young Maxwell only was gradu ated from Mason City High School last spring where he earned let ters in football and wrestling He enlisted in the Marines July 14 1955 at Des Moines and was sent to San Diego for his basic train ing He was stationed at Camp Pendleton He was born Aug 4 1937 Survivors Survivors in addition to his par ents include four brothers Roy Bensenville Robert Whee ling William 123 13th N Mason City and Don at home His grandparents Mr and Mrs W W White live at 531 3rd Mason City Other lowans were Pvt Robert L Offenburger 19 son of Mr and Mrs Lawrence E OfEenburger Oelwein Pvt Salvador R Hernandez 19 son Mr and Mrs Joseph Her nandez Oelwein Pvt Larry Horton 18 son of Mr and Mrs Francis H Horton Des Moines Clinton Youth Pvt James L Mulholland 19 son of Mr and Mrs Jamts F Mul holland Clinton Pvt Rodney J Nelson 18 son of Mr and Mrs Oliver J Nelson Davenport Offenburger and Hernandez were graduated from Sacred Heart High School at Oelwein last June and enlisted in the Marines along with another classmate Richard Clark Horton also was graduated last June from Lincoln High School in Des Moines where he was a star athlete He joined the Marines last July 14 Mulholland was graduated from Clinton High School last June and enlisted July 13 Enlisted in July Nelson also enlisted last July after attending Davenport High School for two years The first passenger casualty list released by the Maine Corps at Camp Pendleton early Saturday was wrong It apparently was the manifest of another plane in the group of five bringing 173 Marines from Camp Pendleton and El Torn Marine Base to Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay The error came to ligfft when men on the list called their par ents to say that they were safe The illfated R5D plane Marine equivalent of the fourengine DC4 rammed into the mistshrouded hillside Friday afternoon just 2t fluff IrBifIc death in pas SI honri SAME ently had skidded on the icy road mites from Alameda Naval Air They said the evidence indicated Kisor may have tried to jump from the vehicle and it rolled over on him crushinghis head H AP WIrephoto MARINE MANEUVERS ON MT SURIBACHI Marines dressed in bright green uniforms and odd shaped heimets mama wellcamouflaged machine gun position at the base of Mt Suribaclii as they play the part of defenders during Marine maneuvers Garage Destroyed by Fire at Burt BURT Fire destroyed a two story auto repair garage here Fri day night The loss included a pickup truck in for repairs Firemen from Burt and Ban croft fought the b 1 a z e for more than four hours in subzero temper atures before bringing it under con trol Owner Clifford Holding said only a few tires were saved and that only a small part of the loss was covered by insurance OPPOSES PHOTOGRAPHING CHICAGO to pho tographing broadcasting or tele vising court trials was reaffirmed Sunday by the American Bar Asso iciations Council of the section of judicial administration Station its destination The pilot Maj Alexander Wat son 32 of Santa Ana had reported at that he was starting his approach He was not heard from again Six of the victims were the planes crewmen The crash was second mili tary air disaster in 21 hours in the San Francisco Bay area An Air Force jet exploded over Tracy Thursday killing four men Three Crashes The brush in the southern Alameda County hills over which planes often begin their landing approaches has been the scene of three major crashes in the past five years with loss of 123 lives Thirtyfive died in a Transocean Air Lines DC4 crash March 20 1953 and 50 in a United Air Lines DC6B Aug 25 1951 Helicopters searched hours for the plane Friday heavy fog and mist obscuring even the fire ami smoke from its burning fuel tanks Rancher Ray Stephens aided ground parties when he reported the crash fert up a ridge from his house He ran outside he said ;