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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 22, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXII Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22 1956 This Paper Consists at Two One No 117 Find Indication Keck Made Contribution to GOP Group DUCK EXPLOSIONS IN fireman and three volunteers crouch low to avoid fly ing debris from explosions in a blaze which destroyed an auto firms three builcl repair and body night at Kankakee 111 Six fire d e p a r t nients helped contain the fire An adjacent twofamily house was only slightly damaged Stevenson Answers Truman on Election Mistakes in 1952 NEW YORK E Stevenson gave his version Wednesday of what former President Harry S Truman called mistakes in the Illirioisans 1952 campaign as Democratic presidential candidate Stevenson acknowledged there had been poor coordination between his headquarters and Washington but said he had not been aware of it Hearing on Iowa Farm Group Opens National Farmers Union in Charge DES MOINES hearing to determine what the Iowa Farmers Union group headed by Frcd Sto ver of Hampton may be called opened in Federal Court here Tues day with sonic widely known at torneys in attendance The National Farmers Union is asking the court to hold that the Stover unit having been ousted by the national organization in 1954 has no right to call itself the Farmers Union or to use any combination of the words The National Farmers Union is represented directly in the action by Frederic M Miller of DCS Moines a former member of the Iowa Supreme Court Brannan Present F Brannan former Secretary of Agriculture now serving as general counsel for the National Farmers Union is pres ent Miller said he will ask per mission for Brannan to take part in the case James G Patton national presi dent of the Fanners Union is among the officials of the farm organization who came from its Denver headquarters to Des Moines for the hearing Cosson of Des Moines former Iowa attorney general and his son Clarence Cosson are rep resenting the Iowa Farmers Union Before Federal Judge The case is before Federal Judge Roy Harper of St Louis The National Farmers Union is claiming that the charter of the Iowa group was revoked in March 1954 because it had failed to meet a membership quota of by the time and regretted it now He defended his position how ever on several other campaign phases criticized by Truman in his memoirs In Times Stevenson made his reply in the New York Times which is pub lishing the memoirs Truman said that Stevenson by appointing Stephen A Mitchell to replace Frank E McKinney as Democratic national chairman and by setting up campaign head quarters in Springfield gave the impression he wanted to dis associate himself from the Truman regime Concerning the chairmanship ap pointmerit Stevenson said that appointing a personal friend was a mistake that most all presiden tial candidates have Stevenson continued Mr Truman doubts the wisdom of my having set up my personal campaign headquarters at Spring field But I was governor of Il linois It was my capital and my continuing responsibility was there through the Truman Contention To a Truman contention that he went on the defensive on the question of Communists in govern ment Stevenson said that as I reread these speeches now they seem to me bluntly forthright on the subject of Republican smears and slanders on the Communist is said Stevenson Mr Truman may be right that if I had accepted his proposal in Jan lary 1952 to run for the nomina The Iowa group is contending that it is entitled to use the Iowa Farmers Union name under which it was incorporated whether the ouster was valid or not The Iowa group also claims that the ouster was based not on mem bership but on refusal of the Iowa group to accept dictation from na tional headquarters on its princi ples TOKYO GROWS TOKYO population ol Tokyo largest city in Asia anc third largest in the world hit lastJan 1 the Metropoli tan Statistics Burean announced It increased during 1955 New York and London hnve bigger populations 775 Persons Indicted in Bus Boycott MONTGOMERY Ala Negro ministers including a world leader in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church were ar rested Wednesday on indictments charging participation in Mont gomerys bus boycott Another Negro leader whose nomc recently was bombed also was among the first taken into custody as sheriffs deputies ar resting the 115 defendants named in grand jury indictments late Tuesday The international church leader picked up on a warrant charging illegal boycotting was Dr S S Seay of Montgomery executive secretary of the Home Missions Board of the AME Zion Churches of the World E D Nixon former state presi dent of the National Assn for the Advancement of Colored People also was among those booked on charges of violating Alabamas antiboycotting law The law fixes a maximum penal ty of six months in jail and a fine for taking part in an organized unlawful boycott Nixons home was the target of a small dynamite bomb the night of but damage was slight and there were no injuries The ministers arrested included the Rev Ralph D Abernathy pastor of the Negro First Baptist Church and one of the foremost spokesmen for the Negroes during Jie boycott Abernathy issued a brief state ment saying We are lawabiding citizens and we obey the Abernathy was chairman of the negotiations committee for his race which sought unsuccessfully to reach a settlement of the mass protestagainst racial segregation of city buses Pie announced the rejection of Told Soil Bank Plan Would Cut Cost of Storage WASHINGTON of Agriculture True D Morse told the House Agriculture Committee Wednesday that the administra tions farm soil bank plan could cut in half the present federal outlays for farm surplus The farm price support program now costs the government approxi mately a million dollars a day storage costs alone Chairman Cooley DNC of the House committee commented he would personally approve legisla tion providing a billion dollars a year in soil bank payments A Senate farm bill would provide 100 million more than this figure with 750 million earmarked for planting reductions under the acre age reserve program and another 350 million for the conservation re serve of forest and rangeland Urgent Legislation Morse said he couldnt emphasize too strongly the urgency of new legislation setting up the soil bank proposal for taking surplus crop land out of production He said it could easily cut in half the outlay of public funds for storage Morse succeeded Secretary of Agriculture Benson in the commit tee hot seat Tuesday Benson un derwent a day long barrage of questioning by hostile committee members With Department of Agriculture officials under fire from the full committee a subcommittee headed by Rep Poage DTex called on ion I would have received at least hree million more votes But I dont see how I could lave clone good if had wanted to because I had already asked the people of Illi nois to reelect me as their gov ernor and it was too late to with draw my Benson to recommend the pur chase of choice heavy beef for Israel under a recent beef pur chase The purpose wouldbefto help bolster the beef market at the point where it is most urgently needed by the Amer ican the subcommittee said in a letter to Benson The letter said producers of prime heavyweight steers are suffering most acutely from low market prices Prepare Debate The Senate meanwhile prepared to start debate on a farm bill call ing for a return to rigid high price supports along with the adminis trations soil bank program Last Year The House voted last year for a return to rigid price supports but it did not consider the soil bank program House action will be required on any bill approved by the Senate before it can go to the White EHender an advocate of the rigid price support provision said Im certain we have a senate ma jority in favor of restoring rigid supports on cotton corn wheat rice and peanuts Eisenhower and Benson contend this would add to existing crop surpluses and magr nify the problem Little opposition has appeared to the soil bank proposal but disputes may develop on how it is to oper ate 3 Farm Bill Amendments Needed Hill DBS MOINES major amendments to the present farm bill are necessary in the opinion of E Howard Hill president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Hill reported by telephone from Washington Tuesday on his meet ings with Senators Hickenlooper and Martin of Iowa regarding farm legislation Hill said the bill should be amended to 1 Remove allotments on corn and give all corn farmers eligi bility for price supports 2 Increase appropriations which would provide adequate incentives for participation in the soil bank 3 Require use of banked acres as a condition to price supports Hill said Iowas senators are aware that we cant continue with the present He added Our corn allotments have been cut approximately 30 per cent in three years and to date other areas of the United States have increased more than we have decreased pur low livestock prices can be traced to acres di verted from wheat and cotton New legislation must protect Iowas diversified FOR THE HONOR OF GEORGE Two children with more than a passing acquaintance Washing tons birthday inspect a cutout of the first President on the bulletin board at Washington School in Mason City The children both born on Washingtons birthday are Richard Lockwood 12 and Cynthia Bennett 7 Both are students at Washington School Miss Elvira Peterson principal shows them the cutout To top it off young Lockwood lives on Washington N W Miss Bennett has two grandmothers who have birthdays coinciding with Washingtons Lockwood is the son of Mr and Mrs Richard Lockwood and Miss Bennett is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert February Famous for Many Things Besides Washingtons Birthday one compromise effort only Mon day night on the eve of the grand jury report They Had Picked Up 1 or 2 Things HOLLAND Mich said Wednesday a car in which two teenagers were arrested had these stolen items on it Four tires and wheels the hood both bumpers radio two seats steering wheel clock and tail lights They added that the gas in the tank a flashlight in the glove compartment and polish to shine the car also had been stolen SAME The Senate committee also voted 0 raise support levels for dairy products to try a twoprice plan or rice and to add 250 million dollars to existing funds for sup porting prices on pork beef and other i perishable farm products now outside the regular support program None of these features iias administration backing GUZIK Jack Greasy Thumb Guzik 69yearold Chica go gang chief died Tuesday night of a heart attack Guzik oncevwas Al Caponcs chief lieutenant He was regarded as the top gamb ling boss in Chicago after Capone abdicated Guzik was No 10 on Chicagos original list of 28 public enemies compiled by the Chicago Crime Commission in J930 The Weather Mson City Cloudy through Thurs day High Thursday 2022 Low Wednesday night 27 above o w a Considerable cloudiness Wednesday night light snow overspreading west and central warmer southwest Thursday cloudy occasional light snow west and central continued cold Minnesota Partly cloudy north east mostly cloudy not so cold south and west Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Maximum 20 Minimum 7 At 8 1 Violence at Republic Stops for Holiday FARMINGDALE N Y Strike violence at the Republic Aircraft Corp stopped Wednesday and both the company and the union said they would observe the George Washington holiday The jet plane manufacturing company said nobody would work on the holiday and the union said only token pickets would patrol the gates of the companys four Long Island plants The truce brought peace in the strike for the first time since Mon day when fighting broke out be tween pickets and nonstrikers and continued spasmodically through the first two days of the week At the same time representa tives of the striking International Association of Machinists AFL CIO and the company announced they would meet Thursday in an attempt to negotiate a settlement in the four day old strike The meeting was the first since negotiations broke down on Satur day just before the strike was called Fistfights arrests and injuries occurred repeatedly on Monday and Tuesday At least 76 persons most of them strikers were under arrcsf and dozens were treated for injuries Most of the arrests occurred Mon day when violence flared both in the morning and in the evening By DRAKE MABRY February is famous for a good many things beside George Wash ingtons birthday although the first President of the United States certainly gets his share of atten tion Especially he gets attention from most of the nations banks and public offices Employes in these offices and institutions will join the barbers and take a day off Honest Abe Lincoln was born in February but only the banks take his birthday seriously and close Of course banks close on most anybodys birthday February is also the time for boys and girls of all ages to ex change Valentines leaded back in February 1587 Ii vas in 1835 that Davy Crockett Decame a Texas hero at the seige if the Alamo And in 1954 this ame Frontier Freddy became a national hero thanks to a pop ular song Texas really came into its own in February too It was in 1848 tha Mexico gave up its claim on the Star state The nation has never been the same since The first five and dime store opened in Utica N in Febru ary 1879 And in 1892 the thermom YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum PARTLY CLOUDY Lakota Businesses Report Three Breakins breakins were reported at Lakota Wednesdaj morning Thieves entered Ukenas Hardware where they got a little more than from the safe Brachs Super Value was robbed of some small change and severa articles of work clothing Afte breaking the till at the Thompsoi Lumber the thieves got Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst Algnnn investigated Wednesday Besides railsplitter Abe cherry ree chopper George and a host f love notes that little rascal ailed the groundhog is supposed o decide if were to have more vinter weather Queen Beheaded But not many people know Vlary Queen of Scots was that be DR HARIDAS T MUZUMDAR Indian to Run Against Rep Talle MOUNT VERNON Hari das T Muzumdar a native of In dia announced Wednesday he will campaign for Congress on a theme of winning Asia and Africa as friends of America Dr Muzumdar will seek the Re publican nomination in Iowas 2nd Subpoena OilMans Records In Probe by Solon Committee WASHINGTON inves tigators were reported Wednesday to have found indications that oil man Howard B Keck made his biggest political contribution in re cent years to the national Citizens for Eisenhower Committee In New York the citizen groups national headquarters said its list of contributions of or more dating back to August 1952 did not show any contribution in Keeks name A spokesman said the list in uded contributions made to the ational organization through state ommittees The personal checks and bank ecords of Keck president of the Superior Oil Co of California have ieen subpoenaed by a special Sen te committee in its inquiry into campaign contribution ffered by Superior attorneys to Sen Francis Case Vetoed Bill Case rejected the contribution on he grounds he suspected it was offeree to influence his vote on the natural gas bill He voted against the measure designed to free nat ural gas producers from direct federal controls President Eisenhower vetoed the bill last Friday citing arrogant tactics he said were employed in its behalf by a small segment of the oil and gas industry As outgrowth of widespread accusations that pressure tactics were employed by both sides in the gas bill fight Democratic and Republican Senate ieaders have agreed to set up a special eight member investigating committee It would have broad powers to inquire into campaign contribu tions lobbying and any improper or illegal influence and would be directed to make specific recom mendations for new legislation by next Jan 1 A resolution calling for such an inquiry committee equally divided by partiesywas called up for Sen ate action Tuesday with the unani mous backing of the Democratic and Republican Policy committees Seriate approval seemed certain Specific Recommendations The committee would be directed to make specific recommendations for new legislation and to report back to the Senate by next Jan 1 Its budget would be A source close to the special committee looking into the Case incident said an examination of checks and records indicated sev eral campaign gifts by Keck supporter of the gas bill This source who asked not to be named said the largest was for the national Citizens for Eisen hower Committee The committee eter dropped to 90 degrees District Rep Henry zero in Siberia Thats one record nobody will argue with the Rus sians about Babe Ruth the man who swatted lome runs for a livipg was born n February 1895 China became a republic in 1912 and Albert the Xing of Belgians was killed moun tain climbing in 1934 Famous Fire It was in 1942 that the French liner Normandie burned at a New York pier The famous Yalta con ference was held in February 1945 This February 1956 is also im portant Its Leap Year That means babies born on Feb 29 will grow by leaps and four year bounds Husband hungry females consider it open season on bache lors And the bachelors love it Heres a leap year tip for the girls George Washington married the woman regarded as the pretti est and richest widow in O Talle the GOP incumbent is eeking reelection Born in the state of Baroda In dia Dr Muzumdar became a nat uralized American in 1947 and has been professor of sociology at Cor nell College here since 1951 Dr Muzumdar said he was friend and biographer of the late Mahatma Gandhi and a personal friend of many of the present gov ernment leaders in India and Pak It shall be my task during the election he said to expound the purposes and prin ciples of American foreign policy and to strive for a common ground on which Asians and Africans can cooperate with us in the promotion of peace and prosperity freedom nnrl justice throughout the worked for Eisenhowers election in 1952 supplementing activities of the Republican National Commit tee It recently has been revived Keck could not be located im mediately for comment His attor ney Roger Robb said he wouldnt know about the reported donation to the Citizens for Eisen hower group and didnt want to comment on it in any event T N S Is Coming ;