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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 4, 1955, Mason City, Iowa Daily MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NIWSPAPII THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS MlltMIOKS HOME EDITION VOL LXI rvU LMM Conr MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 4 WH Tkta rirtf CoMtate OM Nt II New Dilemma Over Road Patrol Fund Senate Probers May Sift Red Threats to Witness McCarthy in Final Action as Chairman Miss Beynons Story Is Investigated WASHINGTON flSen McCjel Ian DArk Tuesday said the Sen ate Investigations subcommittee may inquire further into a witness story that a Communist threatened her life Darkhaired Mary Stella Si who said she is former F3i undercover informant told part of the story Monday as a witness at the subcommittees last sched uled public hearing before McCarthy hands its chairmanship over to McClellan in the new Cjn spess Miss Benyon told the tee that Roy Hudson whom she described as a former chairman of the Communist party in western Pennsylvania informed her on May 13 1947 that I would pot be killed that night but I under a death She Communists had just learned was reporting to the FBI She not indicate there ever had an attempt on her life Five Threatened The Monday afternoon session brought contempt of Congress threats against five persons of them a Pittsburgh Steelworfcer who swore he was not a Communist after refused to if he had been one at 1 or previously McCarthy said would ask tfte to feite the Harold K Briney on grounds Jie was taking frivolous refuge in the Fifth Amendment Briney pleaded that to answer differently may tend to incriminate McCarthy called the Government Operations Committee the sub committees parent to mefit Wednesday to act on the contempt charges against Briney and others Briney said he had worked tot 37 years for the Westinghouse tjx Brake Co in Pittsburgh and is president of his independent United Electrical Workers local in Pitts burgh Miss Beynon and Frank Nestler of Jeanette together named eight Pittsburgh area employes of the Westinghouse Electric persons they had known to be munists Nestler said he is a for mer Communist No Answers Three of those named did answer subpoenas and McCarthy said he would ask that they be cited for contempt Miss Beynon and Nestler named them as Evelyn 0 Daren Monroe ville Alfred Oyler Pittsburgh and Armino H Sardoch Pitts burgh Monday night Westinghouse fl nounced in Pittsburgh that it released the three as undesir able together with others named at the McCarthy L Heiston Jf and Joseph Slater After the announcement told The Associated Press I ajn not a Communist and never Oyler told a newsman he had been ill since Friday and sent a telegram accompanied by a dot tors certificate to the committee saying he would be unable to ap pear He said he would have to reserve my answer on whether he had ever been a Communist Much of Iowa Locked in Fog DES MOINES of was shrouded in fog Tuesday and a few areas reported a light freezing drizzle The Iowa Weather Bureau sai3 however that light snow which had been predicted for the failed to materialize because cold high pressure system frojfl the north pushed the boundary line of a moist low pressure tern to an area mostly south 0f Iowa Iowas fog area Tuesday was mostly southeast of a line frotf1 Dubuque through Cedar Des Moines and Shenandoah fcflity ranged from an eighth to a half mile in the fog zone JOHN MeCLELLAN Dog Plans Layover at Hankow NATIONS N Y UP Secretary General Dag ltjold Tuesday reached on Red Chinas Yangtze bd elected to stay overnight proceeding to Peiping is on a delicate to obtain the release of 11 American airmen first message from the gen eral secretary and bis party from Bamboo Curtain said is Short Hop KaftiOiatskjold who has been en by the U Jf with the task oi chaining release of other im United Nations personnel China as well as the Amer reached Hankow af a 500Jnfle flight from Canton his plane first touched Red soil is about midway be Canton and Peiping where will begin his nego with Red Chinese Premier foreign Minister Chou En Lai Special and his party post at Hankow by local Chi Comnruwst officials and by nephew Peder charge daffairs at Swedish embassy in Peiping made an hour non stop Sight from Calcutta to Canton urma Thailand and northern Nam in a special Indian Air Sfcymaster plane From Can tfre Party flew in a special provided by the Peiping gov Herring Resigns Co Office fapscott Named There were Apidfire developments in county government here Clyde E I County Attorney resigned County Attorneyelect Leo J 0tt appointed to suc temporarily A recount was ordered Thursday to determine right to occupy tfie attorneys office for the years resignation submitted tle county board of super visors personal commitments Him continuing in the board then appointed county attorney pending outcome tf contest over the 5AMI DAT6W4S Uftmru Rayburn Back as Speaker of the House Democrats Choose Texas Veteran WASHINGTON UP Sam Ray burn of Texas was unanimously chosen by Democrats Tuesday to be speaker of the House in the 84th Congress convening at noon Wednesday His selection at a party caucus assured his election when Demo crats take over control of Congress Wednesday Rayburn who will be 73 years old Thursday already has served as speaker longer than any other man in history He first was elect ed to that office in September 1940 and has held it ever since except when Republicans con trolled the 80th and 83rd Con gresses Rayburn will take over the gavel from Republican Joseph W Martin Jr of Massachusetts who will step down to the post of minority leader Martin is the unanimous choice of Republicans to be speaker but will run second in Wednesdays formal balloting Democrats outnumber Republicans 231 to 203 and the voting follows straight party lines Iowas Oldest Feted on 109th Birthday MARION Loriada Ter guson Bailey who to said to be Iowas oldest resident is observing her 109th birthday Tuesday She came to Iowa from Ohio in a covered wagon at the age of 2 Mrs Baileys first husband Isaac Ferguson died more than 45 years ago Her second husband Samuel Bailey died a number of years AP Wirephoto CARRIED OUT OF The casket bearing the body of President Jose Remon Panamas slain chief ex ecutive is borne out of the cathedral by friends Gil Es cobar Supreme Court justice and Col Bolivar Val larino National Guard chief following services Tuesday Professionals Accused in Slaying of Remon PANAMA Authorities pressed a nationwide search Tuesday for a band of unidentified professional killers accused of assassinating President Jose Antonio Remon at the instigation of his political ene mies The gunsforhire charge was made by Minister of Government Catalino Arrocha Graell in a funeral oration late Monday over the body of the slain ckief executive who was mowed down by machinegun fire at a race track Sunday night Mercenary hands armed by his political enemies fired the bullets Arrocha declared There was widespread speculation that the killers may have been imported Arrocha spoke during burial services at the national cemetery Thousands of persons lined the streets to pay their finjd tribuU thejhe said funeral cortege passed from the Roman Catholic cathedral tothe cemetery There was no clue to the identity of the assas ARIAS sins The National Assembly has decreed a 10day state of modified form of martial law temporarily suppressing some constitutional aid secret police in their hunt At least a score of persons including exPresident Arnulfo Arias and two women have been rounded up for questioning Col Saturnine Flores deputy commander of Panamas National Guard has indi cated strongly that the weight of suspicion is on followers of Arias Secret police said bullet marks on two steps of the presidential bpx at the racetrack four miles north of the city indicated the assas sins fired from two directions from about 100 feet with accuracy Find Spurt in Military Volunteers Deadline Is Responsible Pftn There was a big upsurge In Armed Services enlistments Mon day in some parts of the country in the wake of President Eisenhowers announcement Saturday that many veterans benefits would be cut of for those volunteering after Jan 31 But in other areas no unusual in crease was noted In Boston Army spokesmen re ported the greatest rush of volun teers since World War com pared with an average of three on a normal day Quotas Full In tome places such as New York and St Louis young men ap pearing at draft boards to join up were told the Army quotas were full until after the deadline any way In St Louis most of the volun teers said they wanted to join in time to get the benefits Thirty ap plied there for induction into the Army against a normal of three or four In Miami Sgt Don Cramer of the South Florida Air Force Re cruiting Service said Monday wa an unusually busy In Kansas City Capt Fred Ger ber of the Air Force said there were 21 enlistees for his service and 40 for the Army Normal turn outs would be about 10 for the Ai Force and 10 to 15 for the Army 30 Applicants In Louisville the Army said i had 30 applicants twice the oonna load The Nayy had 22 comparec with the normal average of 10 At the naval recruiting station in San Francisco a spokesman sai the office is expecting a much larger number of young men than would normally be the case will en list in the Navy in January to take advantage of Korean veterans ben Travel Ban Befuddles Parts of WASHINGTON W gov ernment action barring Russians from more than onefourth of this country drew no Immediate reac tion from the Soviet chorus of Why not us quer ies poured in on the State Depart ment Tuesday from many of the remaining American communi ties In retaliation for official Soviet restrictions on travel of Ameri cans in Russia and avowedly for security State Department Monday declared MOTM COtUMVt or so counties in 40 states offlimits to about 400 Russians working for the Soviet eirbaiiy the Amtorg Agency Russian news bureaus The Rus sian delegation to the also is affected although some 50 Soviet citizens connected with secretariat are not The Russian nationals must stay within e 25mile radius of both New York and Washington mutt give at least 48 hours notice of plans to travel else where But in any case they are barred henceforth from specified CANADA areas including 15 mile wide belts along much of the northern and southern boundaries of the United States No sooner did the news got out that about 27 per cent of the United States had boon closed to Russians than protests began to roll in from many of the counties the eight whole states left open to Soviet travel Some of the complaints went like this Why declare Orleans Parish county in Louisiana offlimits and exempt New Orleans except for the port Both have the same geographical boundaries Also people in New Jersey wanted to know why Essex ty within 25mile radius of New York was declared off limits while Sussex County out side that area was not And Vermonters were wonder ing why they were left out To all such queries depart ment officials replied that no spe cific reasons could bo given The chief criteria they said were reciprocity and SECTIONS OFF LIMITS TO RUSSIANS Blackened areas show the portions of the which have been de AP Wlrephoto clared off limits to Russian visitors Nonoutlined cities are among 31 declared open in otherwise closed areas AP Wlrephoto AN APOLOGY West German Charge DAffaires Oskar Schlit tcr and his wife Daisy returned to Bonn Tuesday from London after being recalled An official apology was sent to Great Brit ain over a Christmas party speech in which Mrs Schlitter called Britain an enemy coun Novak in Bid for Freeway CEDAR HAPIDS UP Rep Emit Novak RFairfax Tuesdaj said he will introduce a bill in the Legislature next week to provide for a fourJane eastwest freeway across the state as an alternative to a toll I think we should have some choice other than a toll road anc the alternative should be a four lane ho said The Iowa Highway Commission last summer said a toll road across the state js feasible if bonds to finance it can be sold at 3 per cent interest The Legislature is expected to be asked to create a toll road authority Follow i The Highway Commission rec ommended the toll road roughly follow 6 across the state Novak suggested that the divided freeway be built along either 6 or 30 using the existing lighway for two of the lanes ol the freeway That he said would make it necessary to build only wo more lanes The secondterm lawmaker sug gested the additional two lanes could be financed by reenacting he additional 1cent per gallon gasoline tax which is scheduled to expire June 30 He said that would bring in about TA million dollars a year and would finance the free way in 5 to 10 years Fifth Ctnt The 1953 Legislature added the ifth cent to the state gasoline tax to pave primary roads which were not paved at the time Novak said the freeway he pro posed would serve both local and hrough traffic while a toll road would primarily serve only through traffic Payroll to Top Money Allocated Elthon Cites State Problem DES MOINES Leo El thon said Tuesday he is faced with the problem of either break ng the budget control act or causing the State Department of ublic Safety to take some state lighway patrolmen off the pay roll immediately He went on to explain at hii news conference that the situation arises out of a deficiency of fundi o operate the safety department or the remainder of this fiscal year ending June 30 He said that while the same con ditions prevail with the adjutant generals office and the State Soil Conservation Committee the safe y department dilemma really Fond Shortage Elthon related that the budget control act set up back in the 1930s provides that the governor allocate departmental appropria jons proportionately by quarters Tom annual appropriations Ha then related There is not enough money in some departments to make the al ocations in full for the remain der of this fiscal year If I make an allocation of the amount re quested by the safety department here will not be enough for the following quarter If I dont make available the amount requested the safety de partment will have to take oft some of patrolmen immediate State Comptroller Glenn D Sars field who referred the matter to the governor said it is anticipated the safety department will be short about for the remainder of the fiscal year He added that the adjutant generals office has a deficiency of about and the soil conservation committee about Full Strength Elthon said the situation In the safety department arose because the patrol has been maintained at ts full strength The 1953 Legis ature increased the authorized strength of the patrol from 160 o 225 men but reduced by about 8 per cent the money requested to support a patrol of that size The governor said the difficulty in the adjutant generals office was caused by the office having to pay the employers share for employes under the present re vised state public employe pen sion system These costs were not anticipated vhen the present budget was set up The situation with the soil con servation committee is due to al ocations of state aid to county soil conservation districts Elthon said that after being ad vised of the situation by Sarsfield he attempted to confer with the egislative Interim Committee but found that it had completed its work Elthon said an alternative might e for the three state agencies to ask the Legislature at once for deficiency appropriation All About The Weather Mason City Warmer snow Iowa Cloudy rain mixed with snow Minnesota Light snow FiveDay Iowa Temperatures Wednesday through Sunday will average 4 to 8 degrees above normal Normal highs 27 north to 34 south Normal lows 9 north to 15 south Warmer Wednesday colder Thursday with warming trend over week end Precipitation total to inch Rain Tuesday night and Wednesday and rain or snow by Friday Globe Gazette weather data up o 8 Tues ay Maximum Minimum At 8 EAR AGO Maximum JUinimum Five Tots Perish When Father Tips Over Oil Heater SAGINAW Mich 0 An en raged father kicked over an oil heater during a family quarrel Monday night touching off a flash fire that killed five of them his critically burned his wife Police said Eugene Pierce 29 deliberately overturned the stove in a scuffle with his fatherinlaw L C Valentine 44 Pierce unemployed father of five was under police guard at St Marys Hospital held for investi gation of manslaughter He suf iercd a burn on the arm and lace rations in escaping through a win dow of the flaming home PAY RAISES WATERLOO W All Waterloo city employes except those in lective offices will receive salary raises of a month under ac ion taken by the City Council Monday ;