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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 3, 1955, Mason City, Iowa Newspaper MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI N I W f A P I I THAT MAKIS A L I NORTH IOWANS MlltHlORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI Md UaHrt Piw Frii LMM Ctelr MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 3 MM TU rarer tt Scores Held in Assassination of Remon Arthur C Hanson Inwood Elected Speaker of Iowa House of Representatives One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor We Must Think Big About Our Roads THE two facts about Americas future entitled to our best con sideration arc 1 our schools and 2 our roads On both subjects wed better begin right now to THINK BIG If we dont were go ing to miss the should I miss the bus Because I count it the one most pressing obligation upon our na tion Ive talked long and often about our problem of education from kindergarten to the graduate level in our colleges and univer sities In this little visit with you however Ill be talking about our road problem which I consider only second to our schools Theres room for an honest dif ference of opinion about where and how our highways should be built whether they should be financed primarily by local state or federal government etc We may disagree the place of toll roads in the overall picture But theres no basis for doubt In any sane persons mind about the meteoric growth of our high way needs This is as clear and certain as sun in the sky above us Wt Always Undartttimatt Down through the years at least since the advent of the horse less carriage a half century ago or so has been the unfailing habit of even our best authorities to underestimate the nations fu ture road needs The task calls for an imagination that just doesnt seem to be present in the human animal As recently as five years ago for example it was asserted and rather universally accepted that the 58 million motor vehicles we have now would increase to 80 mil lion by years hence Now it appears all but certain that the 80 million figure will be reached by years rather than 21 years hence And so it has always been We Just havent been able to think BIG Thats why Iowa Illinois and every other state in the Union are not too to handle their 1954 traffic volume with highways engineered and built for 1934 or even 1924 Billion Ytarly Penalty Studies by the Automobile Manu facturers Association no organ ization of starryeyed dreamers I should that the inadequacy of our streets and high ways is costing us at least bil lion annually in excessive fuel con sumption tire and brake wear needless traffic accidents and time losses for commercial vehicles with paid drivers Thats another way of saying that to a considerable extent at least we are paying for good roads without getting them We are be ing penalized almost as much as were spending on our highways Our concern has been too much on developing 200 horsepower automo biles in twotone colors and not enough on providing the streets and highways on which to operate them Not so many months ago Presi dent Eisenhower brought this prob lem into nationwide focus by sug gesting that there should be a billion program carried out in the United States over the next ten years over and above what all units of government are currently spending on amount estimated at somewhere between three and five billion Wide Disparity of Figurtt Since that time the proposal has been kicked around with consider able abandon One set of figures compiled by adding up the esti mates for local highway needs throughout the nation boosted the Presidents recommended figure from billion to billion At the other end of the line there have been those who insist that even the smaller of these figures is unrealistic if not actually fan tastic when measured against the nations capacity for finding men and machines to carry the vast program into effect For a time there was a great body of opinion which said our CONTINUED ON PACI 2 ARCHBISHOP ROHLMAN Archbishop Rohlman Resigns WASHINGTON WVHis Holiness Pope Pius XII has accepted the resignation of the Most Rev Henry P Rohlman as archbishop of Du buque Iowa to which the Most Rev Leo Binz automatically suc ceeds Announcement of the change was made here by tiie Most Rev Amleto Giovanni Cicognani apos tolic delegate to the United States who said the Pope had namec Archbishop Rohlman as titular archbishop of Cotrada Archbishop Binz has been coadjutor archbishop of Dubuque since Oct 15 1949 Born in Germany Archbishop Rohlman was born in Westphalia Germany March 17 1876 He received his education al St Lawrence College Mount Cal vary Columbia College Du buque where he was graduated in 1898 and the Grand Semi nary in Mon ireal Canada He was or dained in 1901 Following h i s ordination Arc h bishop Rohlman served as a curate in Dubuque H e then did two years of graduate Catholic University of America tiere after which he resumed his work as pastor of various churches in Iowa Archbishop Rohlman was conse crated bishop of Davenport July 25 1927 He was appointed coadjutor archbishop of Dubuque and ordi nary of the archdiocese Sept 8 1944 and on Nov 18 1946 he be came Archbishop of Dubuque Long Service Archbishop Rohlman now 78 has served as priest for 53 years and bishop for 27 At Dubuque Archbishop Rohl man said his advancing years and failing eyesight were the reasons for his resignation He said his health had in recent months com pelled him to relinquish to Arch bishop Binz an increasing share of responsibility for administration of the BINZ study at the Vern Lisle of Clarindo Loses Out Margin Was 50 to 40 DES MOINES WRep Arthur C Hanson 63 Inwood farmer was elected speaker of the lows House of Representatives on the third ballot in a Republican cau cus Monday He defeated Rep Vern Lisle 48 Clarinda manufacturer 50 votes to 40 The election will be confirmed after the 1955 Iowa Legislature convenes Jan 10 because the Re publicans hold a 9018 edge over he Democrats in the House First Billot Hanson who will be serving his fifth term in the House led the other seven announced candidates on the first ballot with 33 votes of 46 needed for election Lisle was given 18 votes on the first ballot The second time around Hanson got 44 and Lisle 30 The other candidates were Reps Ernest Kosek Cedar Rapids A L Mensing Lowden George Paul Brooklyn Wendell Pendleton Storm Lake W A Tate Mason City and Earl A Miller Cedar Falls After the first baHot Pendleton who had received only eight votes and Miller who got only three withdrew Following the second ballot Tate Paul and Mensing withdrew and Kosek announced he was releasing the Linn County Livestock Farmer Hanson a livestock farmer was a strong candidate for speaker in 1953 session But most of his strength went to William Lynes Waverly when it became apparent Elanson could not win Lynes won he 1953 speakership 5150 in a dose race with Lawrence Putney tladbrook As speaker Hanson will draw for the session double the ay of other members He will be he top party leader in the House will name the standing committees and preside at the legislative ses sions The Leo A Hoegh suggest that a House and Senate committee STATEMENT ASKED WASHINGTON IS The comp troller of the currency Monday issued a call for a statement of the condition of all national banks at the close of business Dec 31 1954 House Republicans heard je set up to work with the gover nor The caucus then proceeded to pick its other officials Speaker Pro Tern Pendleton was chosen speaker pro tern over Rep Frank Thomp son of Guthrie Center 5535 A C Gustafson Des Moines was reelected without opposition as chief clerk of the House Afterward le told the caucus it will be 48 years next week since he first be came associated with the House as a committee secretary Rep Dewey E Goode of Bloom ield was renamed as majority loor leader for a second successive erm to close the official business of the caucus Rep W C Hendrix of Letts sug gested and the caucus accepted a roposal that the GOP majority name Rep Gladys Nelson of New on to open the House session She s the only woman member of the 1955 Legislature The honor of ipening the session normally goes o a Polk County representative but otii Polk House members are democrats this time Six Injured in Car Crash One Mile West of Fertile persons were in jured two somewhat seriously in a headon automobile collision on a gravel road off Highway 9 one mile west of Fertile at Saturday Worst injured were Eddie Fritz 10 and Michael Fritz 13 sons of Wilfred Fritz Mason City who were reported in serious condition at Mercy Hospital in Mason City Sunday Eddie Fritz suffered a fractured skull a fractured jaw and lacer ations and his brother Michael suffered a fractured leg fractured jaw and facial lacerations The JOSE R GUIZADO President Lake Breakins Solved After Arrest of 4 Iowa Boys Held in Northern Minnesota Some 25 Clear Lake cottage breakins are believed to have been solved with the arrest of four Iowa youths at Park Rapids Cerro Gordo County sheriff Jerry Allen reported Monday The quartet including two from Clear Lajce probably will be charged with armed robbery for the Sunday morning holdup of the Eagle Lake store seven miles north of Park Rapids Sfteriff D A Wennerstrom De troit Lakes said the four have admitted breakins at Inter national Falls Clear Lake and Des Moines Loot Recovered Sheriff Allen and two deputy sheriffs had been working day and night in the Clear Lake area since Friday in efforts to clear up the Lake breakins Allen said the two Clear Lake youths 15 and 16 had been linked to the breakins through investigation by his office It was reported that loot recov ered from the Wenner strom said was stolen in Iowa included four rifles four revolvers ammunition a suitcase a flash light and numerous articles of clothing Allen said he believed the weapons and ammunition were stolen from Satters Sporting Goods store in Clear Lake last summer The other Lake breakins were spread over the winter with the last one reported Thursday The four were captured Sunday by highway patrolmen when they turneddown a deadend side road near Detroit Lakes after a 10mile chase at high speeds In Custody Wennerstrom has turned the elder Fritz suffered a chest injury and leg lacerations The Fritzes were returning from a basketball game at Joice when their car collided with one driven by Harry Kundson of Fertile which was going north In the Knudson car were his two sons Lyle 14 and Richard 8 Knudson was treated and released at the Municipal Hospital at Forest City The two boys were reported in good condition with head in juries Both cars were totally demol ished according to Sheriff A J Conner of Worth County joys over to Hubbard County Sheriff E C Churchill for return to Park Rapids In addition to the two Clear Lake youths two others 16 and 17 are jeing held They are from Des Moines Minnesota authorities said they admitted taking in small change and some cigarets at the Eagle Lake store Before fleeing hey shot holes in the tires of store owner Tom Keitges car Their trail was picked up several lours later near Detroit Lakes by atrolmen Cal Cummings and Archie Northup who gave chase After finding themselves on a deadend road the boys abandoned heir car and fled on foot The patrolmen fired 12 warning shots in the air and chased three of the boys out on an icecovered pond where they surrendered The other boy escaped made his way o the highway and hitched a ride le was picked up a short time ater by two more highway patrol men Iraq Severs Diplomatic Relations With Russia BAGHDAD Iraq has broken off diplomatic relations with Russia it was announced Monday The Iraqi government formally notified the Soviet Union of its decision to suspend relations in a note to the Soviet charge daffalrs in Baghdad Ivan Yakoushin The reasons for the break were not disclosed AP Wlrcphoto WIFE RETURNED TO PANAMA Cecelia Pinel de Remon wife of Panamas president boards a plane at Miami to return to her native country following the assassination of her husband With her is Ricardo Arias a member of the Panamanian cabinet On Peiping Mission Nehru Nixes Plan for Indian to Assist Dag NEW DELHI sources said Monday that Indian Prime Minister Nehru has refused a suggestion from Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold that a senior Indian diplomat accompan him to Peiping These sources said Nehru based his refusal on the contention tha India had abstained from the General Assembly vote under which Hammarskjold is making his and therefore could not associate itself fully with the mission The official and his party left by Indian government plane Monday afternoon on the next leg of the trip to Peiping seeking the release of 11 American airmen and other personnel held by the Reds It could not be learned whether Hammarskjold made his sugges tion that an Indian join him prior to his arrival in New Delhi Sunday or during his stay here But the outcome of the sugges tion only made more apparent the standoff attitude the Indian gov ernment is taking to the secre ary generals trip Hammarskjold had his only meeting with Nehru Monday 19 lours after his arrival from London They talked olone for 2 hours then were joined for 15 min utes by V K Krishna Menon chief Indian delegate to the last Assembly and N R Pillai secre ary general of the Indian Foreign Ministry Neither Nehru nor Krishna Men on had been at the airport to greet Hammarskjold on arrival 13YearOld Girl Admits Murdering Dad in Argument TOPEKA Kan W A 13year old girl admitted to police that she killed her father in their home Sunday night following an argu ment over a boy friend Officers said Linda Lee Lantis winner of a marksmanship medal told them she shot her father in the back of the head with a 22 caliber rifle It was the same rifle the junior high school girl had used in winning the marksmanship medal Linda said her father Lawrence R Lantis objected earlier in the day to the boy friend call ing her on the telephone Officials said a murder charge would be filed in Juvenile Court PASTOR DIES FORT DODGE UBThc Rev M D Bush a retired Methodist pas tor who served numerous Iowa churches during his many years in the ministry died Saturday DAG IN Secretary General Dag Hammar skjold enroute to Peiping and talks with the Red Chinese govornment is greeted on his arrival at New Delhi India With him is N R Pillai second from Indian foreign secretary The man wearing a turban is unidentified PRESIDENT REMON Men Deed 299 Perished on Highways Over Holiday New Records for TwoDay Period By United Prcm The number of dead in New Years weekend traffic climbed to 299 Monday closing out one of the nations most deadly holiday periods since the invention of the automobile Ned H Dearborn president p the National Safety Council saic the Christmas and New Year holiday traffic tolls are enough ti make every decent American sick at A United Press tabulation showed that 299 persons died in highway accidents from 6 Friday to midnight Sunday night The Safety Council had expected only 240 deaths 29 Die in Fires Twentynine others died ia fires 4 in airplane smashups and 58 in miscellaneous types of accidents to give the nation a total of 390 accidental deaths With the 380 killed in the Christ mas weekend the New Years toll of 299 accidental deaths gave the country a total of 679 for both holiday periods Both set new records for two day holidays States setting the worst records during this weekend included Tex as 25 California 20 Minnesota 19 New York 18 Ohio 17 and Ken tucky 16 Few in Wrong This bloodshed is caused by a relatively few people who are either reckless heedless irrespon sible incompetent selfish or all of Dearborn said The only good that can come out of a massacre like this is that he people will rise up and demand aws and enforcement that will chase these crazy drivers off the streets and permit the vast majority of sane and sensible people to go their way in safety instead of being murdered a their Dearborn said the toll was a major national Mrs Wright Given 8Year Sentence KEOKUK UP Mrs Vera Mae tVright 46 Keokuk was sentenced by District Judge J R Leary Mon day to an eightyear manslaughter term She also was fined Mrs Leary was convicted by a iury last month in connection with he fatal stabbing May 20 1954 of Virgil Eickett 51 Keokuk About The Weather Meson City Sleet colder lowe Cloudy with snow or rain colder Minnesota Cloudy cold Globe Gazette weather data up o 8 Mon day Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum SUET President of Panama Cut Down Guizado Is New Leader From Our Scrrlcti PANAMA The Panamaniaa Assembly declared a 10day state iege Monday as secret police seeking the assassins of President Tose Antonio Remon rounded up a score of suspects Former President Arnulfo Ariai was among those already caught up in the sweeping dragnet and National Guard Commander Col Saturnine Flores indicated that suspicion fell on Arias followers Tlores acknowledged however that the police still lacked a def nite clue as to who machinegunned the 40yearold President Sunday light at Juan Franco Race Track our miles northeast of the capi tal Three Wounded Remon and two others died in the burst of gunfire and three more persons were wounded in the spray of bullets The death of Panamas strong man occurred coincidentally on the 24th anniversary of Arias rise to power Remon forced Arias out of power in 1951 There appeared to be no ques tion of the expresident being per sonally involved in the shooting police located him at his country estate 300 miles from the scene of the some the national guard army thought his supporters might be responsi ble Remon and a group of friends were celebrating the victory of his horse Valley Star in one of Sun days races when the tommyguns opened fire from three sides at J Peralta a memBer of Re mons was the first to fall A moment later the 46year old president collapsed with several Juliets in his back He died in a lospital two hours later The third man killed swimming champion Danilo Souza was not a member of the presidential party was not immediately clear how he came to be in the line of fire No Explanation Panamanian officials were at a oss to explain the motive behind he unprecedented assassination They pointed out in spired by political reasons or a per sonal killers could not have hoped to gain control of the bvernment by slaying Remon Secret Police Chief Jorge Luis Alfaro said those arrested in addi ion to Arias included two women Dne he said had left Remons box iust before the shooting and the other woman was nearby when the Mng began Jose R Guizado first vice presi dent and foreign minister took over as president early Remons body clad in a white suit and black tie and draped with he presidential sash of ofifce was 0 be taken to Panama Cathedral Monday to lie in state The national guan1 moved into Panama City in force after the shooting Emergency regulations were imposed at once and there was a call for proclamation of mar tial law 20 Arrested Police said about 20 known supporters of Arias had been ar rested in the city Except for the Xpresidcnt himself the only pris mer identified by name was one Thelma King variously described is a Icftwinger or as one of Arias rightist adherents Arias has played a leading part in most of Panamas more violent political changes since he led the revolution of Jan 2 1931 He has been ousted from the presidency twice SAME DATE1WS ;