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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 29, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 29 1956 This Paper Consists of Two No Eisenhower Will Seek Second Term CONFLICTING ACCOUNT Goodwin Testifies in Gas Bill Probe WASHINGTON investigators Wednesday heard di rectly conflicting testimony about whether oil company lawyer John M Neff offered contributions for the campaign of Sen Hickenlooper Robert E Goodwin of Des Moines Republican national committeeman swore that Neff visited him last November and De cember on two occasions and offered him and later for Hickenloopers reelec ROBERT GOODWIN Washington Air Force Concerned in Crashes Hesitant Over Possible Causes By ELTON C FAY WASHINGTON rash of military plane crashes without any apparent pattern of is giving the Air Force consider able concern Since early January 28 airmen have died in 7 air not including crashes of jet fighters inroutine operation and training flights These crashes have involved some of the oldest andnewest planes used by the Air C47 transport and a B52 jet bomber for example Would Aid Russians Officials decline to disclose the exact number of accidents They contend this information would be valuable to Russia Because there seems to be no immediately discernible pattern in the upsurge of accidents offi cials are hesitant about pointing to possible They mention many things that happen in civil ian as well as military flying things like pilot deficiencies They talk about uhairworthy airports and navigational aids They mention too a growing shortage of experienced mainten ance personnel Air Force me chanics find better paying jobs in industry Andthese officials wonder if there shouldnt be more money available to buy fuel to allow more flying time for Touches on Points Gen Nathan F Twining Air Force chief of staff touched upon these points recently in discuss ing operational problems before the Senate Armed Services Com mittee He said we are getting the cook the baker the truck driver in our increased reenlistments we are still not getting enough topnotch maintenance and elec tronic Twining cautioned the senators If we do not keep our pilots flying repeatedly practicing their will not be ready when we need them Shortages in operation and maintenancefunds are inevitably reflected in loss of future combat he said Our present deficiency of facil ities not only endangers our strik ing force it bur buildup It cuts our combat capability It reduces flying safety QUIRING DIES MANILA Philippines UP For mer President Elpido Quirino 65 died at his home Wednesday the presidential press office an nounced The former President had been suffering blood pressure from high tion campaign Neff whom Goodwin had iden tified out of the audience then was recalled to the stand and de clared flatly that Goodwin was wrong in his testimony about the offers Neff repeated assertions he made Tuesday that he offeree no money to Neff also flatly disputed Good wins assertion that the lawyer made two visits to him Neff saic he made only one trip to Des Moines to see Goodwin on Nov 4 last year FBI in It Charles W Steadman counse for the special Senate subcommit tee investigating Neffs activities growing out of a campaign contribution offered to Case said that the Federal Bu reau of Investigation was looking into aspects of the NeffGobdwin matter The dramatic confrontation of the two men brought to aclimax the investigation of the special committee headed by Sen George Goodwin flew here from Des Moines overnight to testify The committee subpoenaed him after Neff for the first time publicly disclosed Tuesday his activities inIowa Superior testified he hired Neff to work for Superior and gave him for campaign contributions Reject Case rejected a contribu tion saying he believed it in dicated abnormal interest in bill then pending before the Sen ate to free natural gas produc ers from direct federal price controls The bill was vetoed by Presi dent Eisenhower after the Sen ate approved it Eisenhower cited the Case incident as one reason for veto Case voted against the bill Goodwin a former member of now a banker and manufacturer testified I sort of lost interest in the whole the contributions which he said Neff doing some checking on Neff The Iowa GOP official said he told Neff when the latter made a second visit to him and of fered at contribution Dont bother to get it out of your pocket We dont do busi ness that Down Payment Goodwin testified kind of seemed like a down payment on a purchase to At another point Goodwin said the offer appeared to him like a sort of down payment contingent on meetingthe sena tor Earlier Patman testified he hired Neff last fall to work on matters other than the Harris Fulbright Gas Bill and he was instructed to confine his efforts to said Neff was expected to give continuing attention to the problem of an oil and gas conservation law in Nebraska Neff is a Lexington Neb attorney Patman conceded he had heard Neff testify Tuesday that the only work he had done to earn in fees and in expenses from Superior since last Oct 1 was to tryto find out how the 10 senators in 5states were going to vote on the gas bill He alsoconceded he asked Neff to find out the attitude of Nebras ka senators on the gas bill and also told him that a campaign contribution might be forthcom ing for the Nebraska Republican State He also agreed that it was im portant to his work for Superior Oil to find out the attitude of the Nebraska senators on the bill and that it would have been in teresting to know the positions of senators in Iowa Montana and Wyoming LIKED STOPOVER LONDON UP Ibis Ler 67 who sailed off on a round Iheworld cruise in 1915 arrived home Tuesday ON WAY TO CONFERENCEPresident Eisenhower smiles as he iSvesthe House Wednesday on his way to his news conference in the nearby Executive Offices building Minutes later he announced to newsmen that he is available for a second term Gronchi Asks U S to Drop EMERGENCY MEASURES told Congress Wednesdays Vrbgram is needed to win the new cold war of economic Gronchi urged theUnited States to move away from emer gency measures built on military power and work for political economic and social reorganization of the Western The Italian chief of state warned the joint session of Congress that the world now faces a disquieting phase of confusion in ideas and political orientations and consequently of greater potential Groncjii called for and imaginative forms of coopera to supplement the old programs of military cooperation Economic cooperation in an age like ours is not burden or a mere act of generosity from one country to he said It is a policy consonant with the interest of each and all con KefauverCriticizes Mobs at Alabama U MILWAUKEE Estes Kefauver DTenn said Tuesday night I have nothing but criticism to make of the mobs that have come about in connection with the University of Alabama The senator was questioned at a news conference about desegre gation in the South as he returned to Wisconsin for more campaign ing in the states presidential mary April 3 In referring to the University of Alabama Kefauver spoke of disturbances Feb 7 when Autherine Lucy 26 who was the first Negro admitted to the university attempted to attend classes I cant the senator said that the majority of people in he South want to challenge the Supreme The basic improvement is to come by people sitting down in jood faith and planning knowing Jiat they cant secede from the Supreme The senator arrived in Wiscon sin by plane from Iowa where he campaigned two days in that key farm state In a speech at Lewis Iowa Tuesday he charged Sec retary of Agriculture Benson and the Eisenhower administration approached present day farm problems with the horse and buggy philosophy of He de clared the American farmer isnt as well off today as he was 45 years ago Clifford Odets Held on Drunk BEVERLY HILLS Calif WV Arrested on charges of drunk driving and hitrun playwright Clifford Odets spent nine hours in ail wailing for bail Freed after posting bond Tuesday Odets faces Municipal Courtarraignment on the mis demeanor charges next Monday Hfe gave his age as 46 Police said Odets slammed his car into an unoccupied parked auto knocking it 45 feet and then drove off Thornton Man Dies From Fall P Floy 67 Thornton farmer died in a Mason City hospital Tuesday night after a fall from the hay loft of his barn Tuesday morning Acting Cerro Gordo County Cor oner Fred B Shaffer said Floy died from head injuries suffered in the fall Shaffer said Floy fell through a trapdoor in the hayloft to the concrete floor of the barn The acting coroner said Floy failed to regain consciousness after the fall which happened about a m He died about p m No inquest will be held accord ing to Shaffer Funeral services will be Fri day afternoon at 2 p m at the Methodist Church in Thornton The Rev Wilbur Egeland will officiate Burial will be in the Thornton Cemetery with the Wartnaby Funeral Home in charge He is survived by his wife two sons Norman at Marius Thornton grandchildren home and and three BOGART IN HOSPITAL LOS ANGELES Hum phrey Bogart entered Good Sama ritan Hospital Wednesday for an operation to remove a slight con struction on his esophagus Doc tor said he would be hospitalized from 10 days to two weeks Autherine Renews Her Struggle In Attempt to Crack Segregation BIRMINGHAM Ala ffl Auth erine Lucy Wednesday renew her court struggle to crack Ala bamas rigid segregation bar riers For Federal Judge H Hobart Grooms the basic question is whether the 26yearold Negro a former schoolteacher should be returned to the allwhite Univer sity of Alabama campus at Tus caloosa A mob drove her off the campus Feb 6 The Lucy case has assumed enormous significance here as a test of the federal courts willing ness to insist on compliance with its orders despite the states pow erful prosegregation sentiments and customs Law and Order In Montgomery Gov James E Folsom again said he would maintain law and order at the university regardless of the out come of the hearing I dont expect he said I expect the good old laws of common sense to Then he added I want all the mothers and fathers of students at the university to know I am doing al in my power to keep their children from getting For 29 months Miss Lucy has sought the right to be educated at the 125 year old university once a training school for Con federate officers With the aid of the National Assn for the Advancement of Col ored People she fought the case through to the Supreme Court and won Last July 1 Judge Grooms ordered her admission as a student She enrolled for the midterm semester but when she actually tried to attend classes she was met by an eggand rock throwing mob of Barred From Campus In the wake of the riot the uni versitys Board of Trustees barred her from the campus for her own In a lastminute move Tuesday the legal situation was further complicated by attorneys for the university officials who asked that each defendant be tried sep arately and before a jury Among the 17 defendants are William F Adams dean of ad missions University President Oliver C Carmichael and Thom as S Lawson a trustee and asso ciate justice of the Alabama Su preme Court ON IKES DECISION lowds Political Reaction Varies By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowa Republican leaders Wednesday greeted with unrestrained delight the news that President Eisenhower has decided to stand for a second term Top spokesmen for the Democratic Party in Iowa said the news will not affect their plans already in motion for a vigorous campaign Don Pierson Humboldt Iowa Republican chairman said the news certainly pleases me as I know it will all other Iowa Re publicans and said there is nof question but that the GOP con vention will nominate Eisen hower Jake More Harlan State Demo cratic chairman said Americans do not want another four years of delegation of the power of the President Don Mitchell Fort Dodge Dem ocratic National Committeeman said Weve been planning a tough hardhitting campaign al along and I dont see tha the Preside nts announcemen changes that at Hoegh Delighted Gov Leo Hoegh said I am de lighted by the Presidents deci sion and Mrs Anna Lomas Rec Oak GOP national committee woman said this will have very good effect on the campaign as far as the Republicans are will be sol idly behind At Arnolds Park R M Spike Evans who is seeking the Demo cratic senatorial nomination sait tie will campaign by pointing ou the differences between wha has happend under the Eisen hower farm programs and his promises in Corn a top spokesman for the Na tional Farmers Organization and prominent Eisenhover supporter in 1952 commented It is a mat ter of national interest that the Announces at News Conference Answer Is Positive President has made the Is Happy At Boone Joel Carlson uncl of Mrs Eisenhower said Irt happy that he is available for an other none of us in the family connection knew wha he intended I personally leaned MANILA Philip pine died at CST Wednesday of a heart attack in his home in Novaliches near Manila Quirino had been in ill health to the idea Carlson said that he might run he learned the news on overhearing in the lobby of the bank where Carlson is an official He added I think that the people of the country will be happy that he wiT able to finish what he started He is such a conscientious and patriotic sort of a fellow Im real lappy about Additional comments of Iowa party leaders who were contacted included Democratic Chairman More President Eisenhowers decision will result in greater activity on the part of Democrats Inde pendents and many who believe the highest office in the country today requires the services of a man who can de vote full time to the office Is Unfortunate The American people do not want another four years of the delegation of the power of the President with the threat of war a farm depression and unresl eneraliy throughout the coun try The voters will turn again to the Democratic Party to re store order in our government Deace and prosperity on the farm rront It is unfortunate and an indict ment of the twoparty system when a political party finds it self in the position that the Re publican Party is now Mrs Lomas Republican Na ional Committeewoman Re publicans will work even harder han before because of Mr Eisen lowers proven record that he is a wonderful president for every body I think most Towa farmers will vote Republican again be cause Iowa farmers are sensi ble and are not easily swayed They can sec the causes of their troubles and the effect various programs will have on SAME Blirlc traffic In U ELPIDIO QUIRINO Quirino Dies at Home in mes for a long time He was 65 years old Former Judge Antonio Quirino younger brother of the forme chief told the Unite Press by longdistance telephon from Novaliches that Mr Quiri nos body is lying in hi hilltop retirement home The former president also suf fered from kidney trouble Afte a long stay in the Lourdes Hos pital in Manila he spent a vaca tion in Japan last year In 1953 before he lost the presi dential race to Ramon Magsay say Quirino went to the United States and underwent a stomach operation in Johns Hopkins Hos pital He is survived by his son Tomas a daughter Victoria both of whom are married and by two younger brothers Antonio am Eliseo He lost his wife and three chil dren during the battle for the liberation of Manila in February 1945 MACHINE AGE OXNARD Calif elec tronic colorsorting machines ca pable of separating as many as lemons daily into five color have re placed 40 human fruit graders here rAl About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and warmer Wednesday night low 2426 Thursday mostly cloudy and little warmer high 4346 owa Increasing cloudiness am warmer Wednesday night Thursday mostly cloudy and mild except warmer south por tion Low Wednesday night 25 34 northeast 3443 southwest Minnesota Partly cloudy and warmer Wednesday night and Thursday Low Wednesday night 1020 north 2025 south High Thursday mid30s north to 40s extreme south Globe Gazette vcather data up o 8 Maximum 31 Minimum 12 At 8 20 4 YEARS AGO Maximum 34 Minimum 26 WARMER WASHINGTON ffi President Eisenhower announced Wednes day he is available for a second erm The Presidents dramatic an nouncement came at a tense ecord capacity news conference He said he will go on nation vide television and radio Wednes lay night probably some time between and CST o explain his decision to the American people My answer will be positive Eisenhower said in iving reporters permission to quote him directly The President declined to say at this time whether he favors Vice President Nixon as his run ning mate again Praises Nixon However he again had warm praise for Nixon and called him dedicated public servant Eisenhowers second term an nouncement had been expected at Wednesdays news conference on the basis of his own earlier remarks but up to the moment he walked into the conference fciiere was no certainty it would come For the first eight minutes of he session the President calm and collected tantalized the newsmen by talking first about various things as he Red Cross he pending er resources measure which Before Congress With the tension mounting Ei enhower finally turned to the subject everyone wait ing for him to atti tude regarding a second term He said he had an announce ment which more personal in nature and recalled that he had promised the news would disclose his second term plans to them first if itcould be worked out that Reached Decision Eisenhower then said he had reached a decision whether to bid or another four years in the White House He went on to say that his de ision involves so many factors that it was impossible for him to express it in terms of a simple s or no For that reason he added he was asking the TVradio networks or time Wednesday night to speak to the American people Eisenhower said he did not enow for sure whether either the Republican party or the people enerally want him to serve an other four years but that he was ing directly to the people and tell them the facts At that point the President ended the months of speculation and announced My answer will be that is That statement came just five months and five days after Eisen lowers Sept 24 heart attack Presages Nomination Eisenhowers a n n ouncement resages his nomination by ac clamation at the partys Aug 20 convention in San Francisco unless some development mean ime alters the situation Republicans from top leaders lown through the rank and file iave been hoping and praying hat Eisenhower would consent o run again In the absence of a definite nod rom Eisenhower in behalf of Nixon there remains some divi ion of the party however about vice presidential nominee Some ilements would like to drop Nix n is generally accepted that Jisenhower can have anyone he vants as his running mate And many party members believe he vould want Nixon since the resident has repeatedly spoken is high regard for him Just before Eisenhower ended is 23minute meeting with re xirtcrs he said he never would ave decided to seek reelection nless he thought he would live ut the next five years That recalled his doctors re port on Feb 15 saying the Presi ent appeared physically fit to erve another 5 to 10 yean In job like the presidency r ;