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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 4, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the Home CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES LL NORTH I 0 W A N I NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Seven Cents a Copy HOME EDITION MAKE EVERY DAY SAFE DRIVING DAY MASON CJTY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 4 1956 To Rush Plan for Farmers ike Wants to Beat Demos WASHINGTON President Eisenhower send to Con gress on Monday a new farm pro gram aimed at price stabilization through disposal of present crop surpluses and prevention of future oversupply A general idea of what to expect in the way of administration ag ricultural matter of high political potency in an election year was presented Wednesday to Republican members of the House Agriculture Committee by Secretary of Agriculture Benson al a private breakfast gettogether About the same time James C Hagerty presidential press secre tary said at Eisenhowers vaca tion headquarters in Key West that the message will go to the Capitol Monday under pres ent Members who were present at the session with Benson said no firm decisions had been reached Secrecy Pledge Benson himself told reporters the same thing later saying tentative proposals were being worked out by his staff and he hopes to go over them withthe President at Key West Thursday or Friday Lawmakers attending the Ben son breakfast were pledged to secrecy but word coming out of the meeting pointed to this broad outline of tentative plans 1 A proposal to cut down by as much as 20 per cent the cur rently allowed acreage of surplus crops with farmers receiving in return for their acreage reduction a certificate equal to all or part of the value of crops the retired land would produce Benson said however that fig ure of 20 per cent for the planting cut had never been mentioned to Farmers would be entitled to ex change the certificate for farm surplus commodities now held in government storage for use as they see fit According to those attending the meeting no suggestion was offered by Benson for permitting farmers to exchange their certificates for cash as a direct federal subsidy Presumably however a cash pay ment might be one alternative 2 A soil bank plan based on longrange conservation practices and aimed at the prevention of future surpluses The cost of such a program it was reported would be anybodys guess Reserve One part of the soil bank pro posal envisages a range reserve whereby land would be put to grass and trees with the land so re served withheld from all produc tion and pasture use Another part calls for a conser vation reserve of surplusproducing cropland with provision for all or part if it to be returned to pro duction in periods of shortage as determined by the secretary of ag riculture 3 Steppedup disposal of exist ing crop surpluses through in creased use of governmentheld commodities for charitable school and disaster uses and increased trade of farm surpluses for strategic materials throughout the world The entire program as now ten tatively contemplated lays main emphasis on ways to deal with the huge surpluses which have de pressed farm prices to their lowest levels in more thaon a decade 1his Paper Consists of Two No 75 WEST GERMAN SOLDIERS START TRAININGA soldier of the new West German army smiles as he leaves a supply barrack of Andernach training pos near New York City with two carbmes and clothing He and 800 other officers and men have stertecTa threemonth basic training course to form the nucleus of a new army The H a new soldier salutes morning call Arthur Personnel Chief Dies DES MOINES T Wallace 67 state personnel director since 1947 and prominent in military and Republican affairs for many years died Wednesday He had not been in good health for many months and more recently had been suffering from influenza As he approached his car at his home to go to work he and died of what a physician de scribed as a heart attack Wallace who is survived by his widow and a son Arthur Des Moines insurance man be came an administrative assistant to the State Executive Council in 1947 and handled personal matters In 1951 when the specific office of state personnel director was es SEEKS SENATE SEAT SIOUX CITY Rep Jack Miller 39 RSioux City said Tuesday he will seek the Senate seat now held by State Sen Charles S Van Eaton RSioux The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy Wednes day night not so cold low 1215 High Thursday upper 30s Iowa Fair Wednesday night warmer central and east Thurs day partly cloudy and warmer east Low Wednesday night 20 northeast 30 southwest Minnesota Clearing warmer Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Maximum 24 Minimum 2 At 8 9 FAW YEAR AGO Minimum 19 Des Moines Bartender Wins on A 5 TO 1 SHOT DES MOINES William Cardamon 24 lived be cause a 51 shot paid off when a bandit pointed a pistol at him Tues day night and pulled the trigger The hammer fell on the guns one empty chamber Cardamon then took fate in his own hands wrested the gun away from the bandit hit him over the head with if and subdued him until police arrived o Cardamon sald he on duty at Pauls Sparetime Tavern about p m when the bandit came in and ordered him to turn over the in the cash register Police identified the man as Virgil P Whitehead 44 Denver Colo tabhshed Wallace transferred to head it and had remained in that position since He had been a state employe since 1942 In that year he was made chief of staff of the State Guard with the rank of colonel The State Guard served as a litia during the absence on active duty in World War II of the Na tional Guard The Slate Guard was deactivated in 1947 and it was then that Wallace became an administrative assist ant to the council Wallace began his military ca reer in 1917 as an enlisted man He became a sergeant major with in a short time and in the follow ing year was given a direct com mission as a major in the judge ad vocate generals division He served one year in France and was separated from active service in 1919 Wallace was county attorney of Polk County years ago and for many years was county Republican retained an active interest in Republican affairs after that NEW MAYOR DES MOINES Wl Ray Mills president of the Iowa Federation of Labor is the new mayor of Des Moines He was elected Tuesday by a laborbacked majority of the fivemember City Council SAME BUck M Secretary to Wed La Rosa NEW YORK Julius La Rosa who bounced into the headlines when he was fired from Arthur Godfreys television show became engaged New Years Eve to the secretary of singer Perry Como News of his engagement to Rory Meyer 24 did not become public until Wednesday La Rosa is 26 No date has been set for thewed ding Miss Meyer the daughter of Mr and Mrs Clarence Meyer Mani towoc came to New York four years ago to study at Colum bia University She dropped her studies for secretarial jobs becom ing secretary to Como two years ago She won a local publicity contest a year ago as the girl most similar in appearance to film star Ava Gardner She and La Rosa met through a mutual friend last Feb ruary President Has First Completely Easy Day KEY WEST Fla UfVPresident Eisenhower his work completed on two major messages to Con gress arranged to take it com pletely easy Wednesday James C Hagerty White House press secretary said that for the first time since the Persident ar rived here a week ago he had scheduled no work session on gov ernment business Lake View Man is 3rd Victim of Accident SIOUX CITY UP Frebert Keis 69 Lake View died ina local hospital Tuesday of injuries suf fered in a twocar collision on U S 20 about a half mile east of Cor rectionville Sunday Imre Werne burg 40 Sioux City and his 14 yearold son Ronald were killed in the accident Joining Party Was Mistake Closer Relates WASHINGTON W James S Glaser a New York copyreader acknowledged to investigating sen ators Wednesday that he made the dreadful mistake 21 years ago of joining the Communist Party He protested against being put on ex hibition in what he called a rak ing up of old wounds Glaser now employed by the New York Post thefirst wit ness as the Senate Internal Secur ity Subcommittee resumed public hearings in a hunt for any Com munistinfiltration of the press and other news media Before Glaser began his testi mony Sen Hehnings DMo said he believed it was very import ant for the subcommittee to make abundantly clear that this is not in any sense an investigation of the free press in the United Why certainly thats said Sen Eastland the sub committee chairman Hennings said the best evidence of any subversion or Communist infiltration into any news media is certainly the product He added the subcommittee of course was interested in determin ing the extent of Communist infil tration if any In reply to questions Glaser tes tified that he was managing editor of the Communist Daily Worker from July 1934 to August 1936 Asked if It were necessaray for him to be a Communist to hold that job he replied Yes He added he found after joining the Daily Worker that all the staff members were Communists Incendiary Found on Floor of Airliner Investigated PITTSBURGH explosives experts Wednesday said a mysterious cartridge found in a Trans World Airlines plane carry ing 32 passengers on a Chicago to Washington flight was some type of incendiary The device containing an inflammable powder had a percussion cap on one end and a blow out plug on the Capt Gilbert A Sather of the 145th Ordnance Detachment said The powder burned with a brilliant The ordnance expert conducted tests on the cartridgelike object taken off the plane Tuesday at Ohio County Airport near Wheeling W about 40 miles south of here He said the device could have been ignited by a sharp blow while the plane was in air The mechanism had no timing apparatus to Sather said Theonly way for it to ignite would have been for someone strike the percussion The twinengine Martin made a scheduled stop at Ohio Valley Airport The pilot Capt L Ryan had noticed the object shortly after craft took off from Ohio lying in the aisle of the cargo section He described it as being inches long and inch in diameter Ryan said he believed the object might have dropped off a piece of cargo and rolled into the aisle He said he was so sure that it not a bomb that he slipped it into his pocket where it remained until the stop at Wheeling Man Held in Shooting ExHusband of Woman Slain in Car Gordon Merritt Is Victim 32yearold man was shot to death as he sat in his car with his former wife here ear ly Wednesday Authorities were holding the womans present husband in con nection with the case Buchanan County Sheriff Emery Hart said Gordon Merritt Walker was shot in the forehead by a bul let from a 22 caliber target pistol No Charges The sheriff identified the man held as Charles Tudor 27 Winthrop No charges had been filed Hart said the shooting occurred in front of the Tudor home here After the shooting he said Tudor went to the home of a neighbor Hefferman and asked thai he sheriffs office in Independence be called The sheriff said Merritt had brought his former wife who mar ried Tudor last July home abou Before Midnight Tudor said Merritt came to their home just before midnight and Tu dor decided to scare him away with a pistol that shoots sof nose hollow bullets Tudor tbld the sheriff he shot jus once Tudor was taken to Independenc and jailed Mrs Tudor has two small boy from her marriage to Merritt The children were asleep in the Tudor home when the shooting occurred Three of Quads Die at Hospital LANCASTER Pa o quadruplet boys born prematurely Monday died Tuesday in Lancaster General Hospital The surviving quad reported previously as be ing in good condition was listed in fair condition Wednesday The survivor is Norman Charles Hohenwarter the first born The four weighed a total of 14 pounds 7 ounces The father Norman C Hohen warter a postal clerk said he and his wife Regina 25 tiad been expecting twins in abou a month The Hohenwarters have two other sons 6 and 3 mv APWlreplioto Y star Lily Pong is kissed by her Pons Paris France at a New York Metro politan Opera House party Tuesday night to mark the 2oth anniversary of the French sopranos debut Her hus band orchestra conductor Andre Kostelanetz and her sister Mrs Roger Girardot also of Paris are at left DAN KLEMPNAUER Hoegh Suggests Big Campaign to Promote Sale of Meat OMAHA Gov Leo Hoegh of Iowa suggested Wednesday that the top 15 states in cattle hog and sheep production be asked to join Nebraska and Iowa in a nation wide meat promotion campaign He made his suggestion midway in a meeting of Iowa and Nebraska agricultural and business leaders considering how to boost sagging farm income Gov Hoegh said if as much as of 1 per cent of the gross value of all livestock sold could be spent on such a program it would get us great His suggestion was made after Gov Victor Anderson of Nebraska reviewed the findings of a smaller meeting last week at which the governor said no program was formulated but several ideas ad vanced It was suggested then he said that meetings be held in two Iowa and two Nebraska counties selected as counties to try to sell the idea of an advertising and merchandising campaign to farm ers and livestock raisers Such a program might involve voluntary deductions from the sell ers check at the sales barn and stock yard Damons Inc Purchased by Dan Klempnauer Associates See picture Page 6 Purchase of Damons Inc by Dan Qempnauer and associates was announced Wednesday by E P Cave St Louis chairman of the board of Ely and Walker Dry oods the former owners Klempnauer manager of Damons for 27 years will head the new organization as president and general m aha ger i The Y store under local management will con inue the policies it has followed for many years Klempnauer said One of the aims of the local man he said will be vide a wider range of merchan dise to fit the needs of the Mason City and North Iowa territory Besides Klempnauer the man agement staff will include Joseph merchandise manager Kenneth Cover Clear Lake who has been named comptroller and Robert Earner formerly of St Louis who will be a trainee in general mer chandising Klempnauer became manager of Damons Inc in October 1929 fol lowing the purchase of the A remain a Burf Holdup Attempt Fails BURT Two armed bandit attempted to hold up a hotel hen Tuesday night but fled without anj money after beating the note clerk Kossuth County Sheriff Ralph indhorst said the clerk identified only by the name of lim the two young men entered he hotel about p m and de manded money When Fish told them he had no money the men kicked him anc hit him with a pistol he reported Before leaving the men rippec he telephone cord loose and or dered Fish to start walking down the street Fish said he did not see a car but Lindhorst said he believed the men used a car in their getaway The sheriff said he would check o see if there was a connection Detween the attempted holdup here and a holdup early Wednesday al a Jackson cafe In the Minnesota holdup authori ies said two young men entered he Texaco Lunch on Highway 71 at the edge of town and obtained a total of from the night cook Mrs Lucille Mix and the cash Mrs Mix said the men also took her car keys but left her ar Nelson Baby Smothers in Crib During Night Britt infant was found dead in his crib Wednesday morn ng He apparently smothered dur ng the night He was Theodore Ray Nelson 5monthold son of Mr nd Mrs Kermit Nelson Britt funeral arrangements are incom lete at the Wilcox Funeral Home Hear Lake The Nelsons have one ther child He is also survived by is grandparents Mr and Mrs heodore Nelson Clear Lake and tfrs Ray Nelson Garner Two Tavern Operators Bound Over to Jury KEOKUK HVMarshalL and Rob rt Peevler operators of a tavern ere were held to the Lee County rand jury Tuesday on charges of elling liquor to William Harsch 9 Keokuk driver of a car in hch four teenagers were kilted n the outskirts o Keokuk Dec 19 Igou Co by Ely and YJalker He was born and Omaha JOSEPH A B1TTNER and left there TLS Army in World War spending 16 months in France During 1955 he was Mason City Baseball and gen eral chairman of the North Iowa Band Festival He is past president of Kiwanis Club and has served as general chairman of the Commu nity Chest and of war bond drives Bittner came to Mason City from Fargo in 1936 His entire career has been in the merchan dising business particularly ad vertising display He also has been with department stores in Water town Aberdeen and Sioux Falls years in the Navy Cover previously was with Floyd and Leonard Auto Electric for three years and also was with the Woodford Wheeler Lumber Clear Lake Mr and Mrs Cover and their three children make their home in Clear Lake where he is an active member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce Barner was born and reared in St Louis He was released recent ly from the Air Force after serving four years He was a 1916 graduate of Westminster College Fulton with a degree in busi ness administration KENNETH COVER 16 Tons Travis Surrenders After Incident at Home NORTH HOLLYWOOD Calif Travis composer of the top hit song Sixteen Tons meekly surrendered at his home Wednes day shortly after barricading him self inside and pistol whipping pretty wife Betty Police said he had threatened to shoot anyone who entered the house They said he was intoxicated and heavily armed More than a score of officers sur rounded the place They carried rifles and tear gas bombs Sid Hughes assistant city editor of the Los Angeles MirrorNews was able to reach Travis 37 by telephone and kept him on the line enabling Sgt Charles Russell to enter the house and capture the distraught composer Russell said Travis had been drinking heavily and didnt know what was going on He has been under terrific pressure lately and has been working his head ROBERT BARNER TO BECOME CITIZEN LOS ANGELES WVMiss Hillevt Rombin of Sweden Miss UniverHe of Wednesday said she will become citizen of the 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