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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 24, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEVVSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXII Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24 1956 This Paper Consists of Two Ons lit WORK ON WRECKAGEThe split dining car of the 14car Embassy Express is cleared away following a wreck in which five were killed Thursday The tra n jumped the rails near Severn Md The dining car swerved to the right as it left the tr iirCh electric wires There wa a ing flash of light as the high tension wires dropped Proposes Bonus for Corn Farmers In Soil Bank Surplus Payments By DAYTON MOORE WASHINGTON UP Sen Bourke B Hickcnlooper proposed Friday that corn farmers be given a fat bonus for taking soil bank payments in surplus grain The Iowa Republican offered his plan as an amendment to the omni bus farm bill which the Senate de bated for the third straight day A vote on the measure was not ex pected before next week or later The farm aid bill calls for a soil bank and rigid 90 per cent price supports on corn cotton peanuts and millablc wheat It alsqjcalls for a twoprice plan for rice and higher supports fordairy products Denies Farmers on Rocks Secretary of Agriculture Ezra T Benson told a nationalCBS tele vision audience Thursday night farmers are not on the rocks or But Benson said the nations huge crop surpluses are smother ing farm prices and He said the surpluses were caused by the old 90 per cent rigidsupport program ditched by the adminis tration in favor of flexible sup ports The Senate debate over rigid price supports is expected to be the hottest of the current congressional session Benson has said he would recommend that President Eisen hower veto any bill containing a rigid props provision Details of Plan Hickenloopers amendment would leave flexible price supports on corn but would give farmers a twoway premium if they took pay ment in instead of cash for shifting alloted corn acreage to a conservation crop First they would receive worth of surplus corn for each of the certificate they had received as a soil bank payment Soil bank payments would be based on the support price Second they would get the corn at the market price which has been lower than the sup port price The farmer would have to use the corn himself either for live stock feed or seed There was substantial opposition io the proposal particularly from wheat and cotton belt senators 5 Injured in Passenger Train Wreck in Maryland ODENTON Md Seven cars of a Pennsylvania railroad passen ger train racing at 80 through the flat countryside between Washington and Baltimore jumped the track Thursday night and three overturned down an embankment Five persons were killed and more than 100 injured Of 90 persons taken to six Maryland hospitals 59 remained hospi talized Friday Scores of others were treated at the scene by dozens of doctors and nurses A Pennsylvania Railroad spokes man said it was not yet known whether faulty air brakes caused the accident or whether the air brakes went on as a result of the accident The engineer said the brakes grabbed suddenly Diner Mangled The worst mangled car on the New Yorkbound Embassy was the diner Apparently it tipped over just as it started to pass one of the heavy steel girders supporting overhead electric cables The force of the impact literally peeled back the roof of the diner like a sardine lid The coach broke apart Dining chairs were tossed 50 to 75 feet away Scattered stacks of linen napkins were blackened by the tramping back and forth of rescue parties Tenyearold Paul Sloane of Bal timore making the trip from Washington alone said I felt a bumping and heard a big noise Then I knew we were in a wreck I was real scared I got bumped around but I didnt get More than persons were hos Boy 3 Dies In Flash Fire at Myrtle Mmn GLFNVILLE 3year burned to death just before noon Thursday in a flash fire which burned a frame building at Myrtle five miles west of here Stephen son of Mr and Mrs Richard Corny died in the blaze The cause of the fire is not known A 14 picked up the baby arid ran downstairs to givethe alarm but was unable to return for the boy The fire departments of Myrtle London and Glenville fought the blaze The fire did not spread to the surrounding buildings The Ccrney family owned a res taurant on theground floor of the building and the children were in the family apartment on the sec ondfloor Cosmic Rays in Greatest Bombardment Linked to Fiery Blast on Sun CHICAGO c i e n t i s t s rushed Friday to measure the ef fects of a huge fiery blast on the sun and the greatest cosmic ray bombardment of the earth in re corded history Balloons carrying research ap paratus climbed 22 miles into the stratosphere to record the mysteri ous cosmic artillery Scientific re ports were also awaited from areas as remote as Adm Richard Byrds expedition near the South Pole Physicists at the University of Chicago who first announced the solor bombardment said there was no danger lo human beings pitalized for injuries ranging from TV Interference slight to serious Many more were irowever interference with tele treated at the scene by the scores vision and raclio rece Uon and of ambulances and emergency vedeadening of the trans Atlantic hides from nearby Ft Meade and telephone is possible they said It the surrounding volunteer fire comis even conceivable that TV sets pames South of Baltimore The derailment occurred about 10 miles south of Baltimore En gineer Herman Malzer told police he was making normal miles an hour when the air brakes suddenly grabbed Herbert of Baltimore former Maryland governor and senator was among those in jured though not hospitalized Passengers credited him with helping persons trapped in one of the overturned passenger coaches to free themselves The cars jumped the track in a relatively isolated section although in an area of small towns At that point the threetrack rightofway is built up about 15 feet over low marshy ground Two of the three lanes of traffic were tied up by the sprung rails Railroaders at the scene reported the third track was clear but the impact of the dining car against the girder had torn away the over head power lines ON BROADWAY NEW YORK W Film star Clnudette Colbert will tread the boards of a Broadway stage for the first time in 26 years SAME Black Hie means truffle death In past Zl honri in the Midwest could suddenly pick up programs originating in Europe The cosmic ray bombardment started at CST Wednes day 30 minutes after a mammoth blast of fiery gases on the sun possibly equal lo the force of a million hydrogen bombs The giant flare on Ue sun was the fifth of its kind on record and the cosmic bombardment was the greatest since scientists began studying the mysterious rays Scientists at Chicago said cosmic rays were hitting the earth and zipping through everything at the rate of per times thusual rate An even greater intensity was recorded at Climax Colo Bombardment Continues The bombardment continued early Friday but at a diminishing rate scientists said The University of Chicago said the bombardment was a direct re sult of the flare However there has been dispute about the real cause of cosmic rays and scientists hoped that the current celestial storm might provide the key to solution The University of Iowa launched three 8foot balloons expected to climb 22 miles and land in north ern Illinois Further reports were expected from stations operated by the University of Chicago in Mexi co and Peru and from the Byrd expedition SPAIN GETS PLANES VALENCIA Spain UP Spain had its first squadron of jet interceptors Friday The planes were formally handed over at cere monies Thursday at the Maniscs Military Airport Physician Says Ike Might Be Safer in Second Term Could Be Better as Heart Risk Than Someone Without Attack THOMASVILLE Ga dent Eisenhowers personsal physi cian said Friday the Chief Ex scutive might be safer from a health standpoint in serving a sec ond term than he was before his heart attack The physician Maj Gen How ard M Snyder made the state ment to newsmen on this fifth month anniversary of the Presi dents attack in Denver last Sept 24 Snyder chatted with newsmen as the President was climbing aboard a hunting roadster near here in a quest for quail No Impression A reporter asked the doctor whether he feels Eisenhower will run for reelection I have no impression about Snyder replied The next question was whether Snyder thought Eisenhower is physically able to run again A newsman said Snyder gave the impression in Washington last week that he believes the President is able to serve again I dont know what anyone can telJ on Snyder said These physical accidents can come out of nowhere and he has no guaran tee in trying this thing again that it wont happen Snyder made about that same statement in Washington on Feb 14 at a news conference where Eisenhowers physicians reported on his latest physical examination Appeared Fit At that time Snyder and his medical colleagues said Eisenhow er had made a good recovery from his heart attack and appeared fit for another 5 to 10 years in a job such as the presidency All he can Snyder said Friday is trust in God if he goes He added it would be the same for a new that any new President always would run the risk of developing ill health Even many young men die of heart Snyder went on Then referring to Eisenhower Snyder said it might be safer for dim than it was Snyder did not elaborate on that But he apparently meant that a man who has had a heart attack is much more inclined to watch his health Also particularly in Eisenhowers case the doctors have intensified their watch over his health EAGER More Harlan state Democratic chairman holds an I Voted Democratic button prior to the Democratic dinner in Mason City Thursday night In the group are left to right Michael Micich Charles City candidate for TJ S Repre sentative George Eischeid Norwalk candidate for State Auditor Lawrence Plummer Northwood candidate for Governor Dan J P Ryan Parkersburg candidate for Representative More Don Mitchell Fort Dodge national committeeman and Henry Janssen Eldora 3rd district committeeman Black HoleSurvivor Says Cry for Water and Air Unheeded KOSTI Sudan survivor of the black hole of Kosti where 190 Sudanese tenant farmers suffocated said Friday their anguished cries for air and water went unheeded by police guards The Sudanese told a shocking story of the horrible hours in a prison wardwhere prisoners were packed so tightly those who died remained Out of Earshot Eisenhower had ridden off out of earshot when Snyder talked to newsmen at quail hunting grounds owned by the daughter of Secre tary of the Treasury Humphrey The place is located about 10 miles from Humphreys own plantation estate where the President has been vacationing since Feb 15 Eisenhower who plans to fly back to Washington Saturday and perhaps announce next week whether he will run again was getting in his last full day of hunt ing Thursday he gave his physical stamina the most rigorous test since his heart attack He played 18 holes of golf and then hunted for two hours Shows Increase in Births Deaths DES MOINES showed increases in both births and deaths in 1955 the State Health Depart ments division of vital statistics reported Friday But births ex ceeded deaths by more than two o one Marriages and divorces also showed gains However there were about five marriages for every di vorce While the increase in di vorces was one tcntlj of one per cent the division said the rale ac tually declined because of the in crease in population The figures are provisional That means that final statistics may re vise the current tbtals somewhat Cliff Pauley division statistician reported these figures Births in 1955 and in 1954 He said the trend of sev eral years still is upward There was an increase of per cent in 1955 compared with 1954 Deaths in 1955 and in 1954 The 1954 total had showed a decline compared with 1953 This made the increase in 1955 amount to per cent Marriages 24 590 in 1955 and 228 in 1954 The increase last year amounted to per cent Divorces in 1955 and in 1954 Deaths at birth 780 in 1955 and 855 in 1954 The decrease per cent Infant deaths within one year after births in 1955 and in 1954 The increase amounted to per cent in an upright position The survivor said that he and the other tenantfarmers were ar rested Tuesday morning and taken by truck to the town of Juda He said they were held without food and water until late afternoon Hustled Aboard He said they were hustled aboard huge trucks for transportation lo Kosli the huge cottongrowing cen ter in the White Nile Province They allowed us to drink from he canal on the the Suda nese said We reached Kosti after some five hours completely ex lausted He said all 281 prisoners were crammed into a 65 by 20 foot room Semiofficial reports said there was a total of 334 prisoners We couldnt sit we had to stand all the he said After two hours we felt the strong he continued We couldnt breathe The doors two small glass windows near the ceil ing and the wooden shutters were H T N S Hundreds of thousands of miles of expert newshawking APPEARING SOON IN THE GLOBEGAZETTE all closed Banged on Doors We shouted cried and banged on the doors We begged police for water and told them we were suf focating but without When the iron doors were opened Wednesday morning 187 men were dead he said Three others died in the hospital In Khartoum student rioting flared and newspapers printed bit ter editorials blaming the govern ment for the black deaths and the slaughter of another ISO tenant farmers in a brawl with police All About The Weather Mason City Cloudy and colder Fri day night and Saturday Low Friday night 1618 High Saturday around 30 owa Colder Friday night with freezing drizzle north and drizzle or freezing drizzle south Satur day occasional rain with scat tered thunderstorms colder east and south Low Friday night 15 northwest and extreme north to 3035 extreme south Minnesota Saturday partly cloudy High Saturday 1520 northwest to 2025 southeast Globe Gazette veather data up o 8 Maximum Minimum At 8 Precip YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum COt MR Negroes Shun Cars Walk in Montgomery Leaders Arrested in Bus Boycott By RAY LACKEY MONTGOMERY Ala Thousands of Negroes shunnec their cars and walked to work Fri day in a spiritual launched by song and prayer against the arraignment ol their leaders for staging a citywide ra cial bus Car pools taxi ferrying en plpyerlifts and other devices bj which the Negroes have avoklei using buses for 11 weeks wer abandoned Suburban commuter parked their cars at the citys edge and joined the walking horde No a single raceloving Negro wil start his car or ridea the Rev R D Abernathy told a throng le estimated at which jammed his First Baptist Churcl Thursday night on the eve of prayerpilgrimage Bus Boycott Still On And you know nobody will ride the he added The bif church filled from balconies to the basement thundered with ap plause Women shrieked Men moaned Others shouted Halle lulah There had been talk of marching on the county courthouse when Abernathy and 25 other Negro min isters among the approximately 9 Negroes under arrest were sched uled to be arraigned Friday bu the clergymen urged their follow ers to go about their usual business foot After a twoday roundup only a handful of persons named in granc jury indictments were yet to b arrested All those booked were freed on S300 bonds AntiBoycott Law They were indicted on charge of violating a littleused state anti boycottlaw in a vain attempt to modify seating arrangements on the segregated buses Instead of riding buses they formed car pools or walked during the past 11 weeks But Abernathy and other indicted clergymen pleaded with the Ne groes to avoid violence saying the demonstration was a spiritual walk with and not a We dont want a crowd of peo pic at the Abornathy said Anything could happen We are peaceloving people We will win this struggle through passive Milwaukee Tough on Panhandlers MILWAUKEE Wis erick W Gagnon 53yearold self professed deaf mute had no trouble understanding Thursday when he was sentenced to 30 days For disorderly conduct I didnt know this town was so tough on he com mented after sentence was passed Plummer Keynotes Campaign Demo Kickoff in Mason Ctiy By DRAKE MABRY The Iowa political wars got off to fast start in Mason City Thurs ay night Some of the states top Democrats got together and called for a change in county tate and national administrations t was the kickoff of the 1956 cam iaign Lawrence Plummer Northwood mayor attorney and candidate for jovernor keynoted the meeting vhen he called fgr a revision of tate government in Iowa to elimi late the evils of a oneparty system evident in the state The former Worth County at orney told an audience of about 00 attending the Democratic din icr in Holy Family Auditorium hat political morality is at an all ime low in Iowas Kepublican dministration He cited at least five areas where he current GOP administration lad degenerated from govern ment by principles and laws to jovernment by expediency and He said the lack of progress n government was evident in these areas Hits Night Speed Limit Plummer hit the night speed limit of state safety commissioner Clinton Moyer for prosecutingciti zens with a speed law exists only in some overzealous He charged the current state government with a serious lapse of lepal and moral rectitude concerning the speed limit law Every decent thinking person is deeply concerned about our grim highway he said but t is saddening and disheartening o know the best answer the Re publican administration can offer s of citizens who are innocent of any Plummer claims there is no egal basis for prosecution of night time speeders on Iowa highways He said some departments of the government are wasting thou sands and thousands of dollars in competitive enterprises so the leads of the department may be Wronglmpression Plummer noted that the feeling is widespread throughout the state that local officers sheriffs and county attorneys are not trust worthy He said with more respon sible leadership such irresponsi ble impressions would not exist He hit the duplication of effort he said existed between the high way commission state safety pa rol commerce commission and similar agencies The Northwood Democrat said the states institutions for the in sane and reformatories empha iized custody instead of rehabili He called for a system of volun ary paroles worked out between he youngsters and their parents in place of commitments to insti tutions operated on the basis of Education Progress Plummer said the progress in ed ucation in Iowa has been so meag er that the president of the State University of Iowa Virgil Hanch cr voiced concern that the univer sity in a few years might not able to admit all students who wish to enter the school The Democratic dinner with Rlummer the main speaker was the first major political action un dertaken by cither party in Cerro Gordo County About seven coun ties were represented at the meet ing Several top Democratic in Iowa were present Jake More Harlan state Democratic chair man repeated his appeal for par ticipation in Ihc party caucuses on the precinct level The Democratic caucuses will be held prior lo March 26 in Iowa Farm Influence More said the failure of the GOP n Iowa and the nation is the rea son why so many good men have decided to run on the Democratic Most of the speakers thought tht ;