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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 4, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXIV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 4 1958 This Paper Consists ot Two Ono No 74 Testimony Opposes White House Stand on Gaither Report By ROWLAND EVANS JR New York Herald Tribune News Servict WASHINGTON A White House assertion that the Gaither Committee report finds thc United States in a military position to day that is just the opposite from a position of weakness opposes expert of it from administration has recently been given to the Senate The single common strand of testimony by Army and Air Force generals and Navy admirals along with high Defense Department officials led to general agreonient that the United States seriously lags behind the Soviet Union in the new technology of ballistic missiles lacks the solid scholastic base for training engineers and scientists to start closing the widening gap of graduate technicians between this country and Russia and has failed to give its Strate Probers Want Exact Data in Report gic Air Command the tools to guarantee its maximum use as a retaliatory force Gen Curtis E Lemay vice chief of staff of the Air Force testified under oath that he fears the forward momentum of mili tary achievement in Russia has built up such a head of steam that it may be too late for the U S to catch up Those who worked on the top secret Gaither Committee report were unwilling to engage in a publicity battle with James Hag erty the Presidents Press secre tary It was Hagerty who said Stories that have been a t tke United States is in a position of weakness at this time are not true It is not in the Gaither report as a matter of fact is com pletely contrary to the report The report says just the oppo site WASHINGTON UP Senate investigators moving into secret hearings on the nations defense vowed Saturday to get all the facts in the Gaither report sup pressed by the White House Senate Democratic Majority The Equal Now now disbanded Gaither Committee headed by H Rowan Gaither chairman of the board of the Ford Foundation did by implication find that American re taliatory power the Strategic Air equal at this precise period of time to perform the mission of obliteration that to divulgi would be assigned to it in the nication event of Soviet attack and thus to deter that attack sources in position to know claim But the emphasis of the vol uminous Gaither report was not on the relative military position of the two great powers today It was an assessment of where the U S would be two and three and more years from now if the So viet momentum continues and if America does not at once accele rate its own military effort The stories on the Gaither re port to which Hagerty referred have notclaimed that the docu ment asserts a secondclass mili tary position for the United States today They have rather faith fully reflected the reports over all S can not retain military parity with Russia with present programs Immediate Steps That is what the report is all about It recommends a series of immediate and expensive steps which it finds essential to the United States out of its comparative inertia and to build up a momentum that in Johnson said his preparedness subcommittee wouk start questioning key witnesses Monday to determine the exac contents of the secret report said to recommend an enormous defense increase to stave of catastrophe from Russias mis sile might The White House refused tc hand over the report on th ground that it was prepared fo President Eisenhower and the Na tional Security Council But John son said he would still try to ob tain a copy although he knew o no way to compel the Presiden to divulge a confidential commi ation I have good reason to believ that we are already in possessio of most of the information in th report and can through test mony develop the balance h said Rear Adm Hyman G Rickove head of the Navys atomic pow ered submarine program will be the leadoff witness when the in vestigation resumes behind closed doors Antics of Husband Cost Woman Sleep but No Weight Loss LOS ANGELES UPI A woman got a divorce Friday after testify V t J fff r SCENE OF FATAL Sheriff Duane Mayfield looks at the demolished front of a truck which Jack L McGowan was driving at the time of a crash which took his life Behind Mayfield is JACK McGOWAN IS VICTIM GlobeGazette photo by Musscr the train with which the truck collided The trucks motor arrow was thrown more than GO teet as the vehicle was spun around after impact MeGowans body was tossed 57 feet from the truck Phone Strike Delayed NEW YORK ne gotiators called for a temporary delay Saturday to a nationwide long distance telephone strike The long lines division of the Communications W o r k e r s of Americas contract expired at midnight and leaders of the 25 000 member union earlier had threatened to walk out But a marathon 12hour bargaining ses sion broke up at 1 am with both the union and the American Tele phone and Telegraph Co agree ng to resume negotiations at noon Saturday Elaine Gleason TrackTrain Collision Claims Drivers Lite mg On one occasion her husband hung her out of a seventhstory window by her arms Another time he locked her out of their apartment while she was wearing only pajama bottoms Her attorney asked Mrs Raw liegh Marlene Shoemaker 21 whether she lost weight because of the actions of her husband JNoiunan 32 Thus Gen Lemay testified be No she answered but 1 time will Union match the Soviet or of the long national direc lines division Jack L McGowan 37 Masonj City Route 2 died Friday after noon shortly after a trucktrain accident in which he was injured The accident occurred at pm It was at the Minneapolis and St Louis Railway crossing on Spring Park Road at the north edge of Mason City The train engineer H R Gil lette Marshalltowri told Sheriff Jerry Allen that McGowan ap parently did not see the train The westbound truck driven by McGowan slammed into the die sel locomotives of the freighi train The train was going north McGowan was taken fay SneL Ambulance to Park Hospital but1 was dead on arrival there Dr J E Christopherson county cor oner said MeGowans death was caused by an extensively crushed chest McGowan was driving the heavy type of truck used in haul ing crushed rock The truck was not loaded Flung From Cab On impact with the train the front of the truck was whipped northward in a semicircle It came to rest still upright fac ing east The driver was flung from the cab of the truck and was 57 feet north of the truck between two sets of railroad tracks The train bad been on the westernmost pai of tracks The truck motor itself w a ripped from the truck and cam to rest on the eastern set of rail road tracks It was slightl farther from the truck than wa the injured driver Other par Asylum Given to Scientist WASHINGTON Gen Rogers Friday announced the de fection to the West of Dr Jerzy Leon Nowinski internationally known Polish scientist The attorney general said that Dr Nowinski a specialist in ther Officials Defend Sasser Controversy at Gienwood GLENWOOD head of the Gienwood state school cur Irently involved in a controversy over his policies confirmed Sat urday thathehas had threejob offers elsewhere Dr Alfred Sasser 33 con ferred with three state officials in the wake of a secret meeting of 11 legislators at Atlantic The legislators discussed complaints on the management of the school A visit to the school is planned for Feb 5 Dr J O Cromwell the state director of mertal health and Board of Control members jJohn R Hansen and George Cal enius met with Sasser Friday and made a quick inspection of the school Afterward all three expressed confidence in Sasser He was hired last spring at 29000 a year as head of the school for men tally retarded He also receives his maintenance Fine Job in the United States Thursday Similar asylum will be granted to his MariaErancizka and I think Sasser is doing a very fine job and he has a clear con cept of what needs to be done Dr Cromwell said I hope he can rally the necessary public support to do the job Commenting on criticism of his administration of the school by Gienwood townsfolk some leg islators and some present and former employes Sasser said It burns me up Sasser confirmed that he has fired 13 attendants He said eight had been sleeping on the job and that five had administered cor poral punishment to patients The institution head also said made it clear she was not opti nistic that an agreement would e reached early but a company pokesman seemed confident that service would not be interrupted wildcat walkouts before an ac cord is reached A substantial wage offer which was on the table was improved considerably the spokes man said In addition alternate provisions on the nonwage items were also improved in an attempt to settle the threatened strike fore the Senate Preparedness subcommittee that he had doubts as to whether this country had not already painted itself into the corner as a secondclass military power At the same time he as serted that as of this moment and perhaps another two years the United States would still have the military power to win a war election against Russia The fact that the administration is now prepared to spend more dollars on missiles and other de fense programs would seem to be an acknowledgment of the basic thesis of thGaither report ost an awful lot of sleep FILING DEADLINE DES MOINES of State Melvin Synhorst said Sat urday March 29 is the filing dead line for candidates seeking nomi nations in the June 2 primary A number of employes of in Iowa would be affected by a strike order union officials said They include 20 workers at Dav enport 13 at Mason City 13 at Iowa City and 10 at Red Oak In addition 2 workers would be in volved at thc auxiliary station at Ewarl and about 4 at the auxili ary station at Lewis HOLDUP DES MOINES bandit believed to be the same one who held up two other establishments in the past week robbed the Con don Grocery Friday and fled with Mason City Pilot Escapes Copter Crash A U S Navy pilot from Mason City Lt jg James Brandau and two crewmen escaped serious in jury Friday when their helicop ter crashed while carrying food supplies for flood victims in Cey iri1 t ailU of the tnick were scattered north their daughler Kristina of it also with the headlights of whom now jn Englandi Warming Trend Seen for Iowa There were some belowzero readings in Northern and East ern Iowa early Saturday but in general it didnt get quite so cold in Iowa during Friday night Davenport reported a reading of 7 below zero and Mason City had 1 Lows ranged upward to 7 above at Spencer Sioux City and Lamoni Winds were from the south in Iowa Saturday The Weather Bu reau said a slight warming trend would continue al least through Monday TO FILE LIENS DES MOINES will be filed within the next 30 days against 3500 lowans who owe thc slate an average of apiece in 1857 income taxes the Iowa Tax Commission said Saturday lon The Navy said that the helicop ter had just landed with a ton o food supplies in a village when it was noticed that the craft was settling into soft ground Bran dau decided to move the helicop ler to firmer ground After rising about 75 feet the Navy said a crowd of curious Jeylonese onlookers rushed for vard to the spot the helicopter ad just left The Navy said at empting to move the aircraft be yond the crowd resulted in the aircraft hitting a building Brandau and two other crew men Lt W L Lamb North Little Rock Ark and Sonarman W T Roberts Buffalo Wyo were shaken and bruised but otherwise uninjured Brandau is the son of Mrs John headlight near the point where McGowan was thrown Although the front of the truck was demolished there was little or no damage to the cab or box Blinded by Sun Sheriff Allen said it was prob able that McGowan was blinded by the sun which was low in the sky McGowan probably not driving at a high rate of speed the sheriff said The train had been moving about 40 miles an hour McGowan was born Sept 3 in Iowa City He had spent life in Mason City ixcept for the time he was in the US Army He attended Mason City schools and was employed by the George King Contract Trucking Co He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War and spent 12 years in the service re ceiving his discharge in 1952 as Native of Poland Rogers said Nowinski 52 a na tive of Czestochowa Poland has for the past seven years been a recess professor at University of Warsaw His specialty thermo elasticity is a field of mathemat cal theory involving the stresses and strains on metals and other materials under varying tempera ure conditions Knowledge in that field is par icularly valuable in dealing with the problems of air friction heat encountered in jet aviation rock etry and in handling the treme temperatures of nuclear reactions Dr Nowinski was described as being more familiar with Russian work in this field than most US scientists Visitors Permit Dr Nowinski last fall obtained permission to visit this country and give a series of lectures at he ordered 45 rocking chairs re moved from the wards We are not paying employes to rock but to take care of these children he said Sfanding Practice Sasser took note of criticism in Gienwood because he discontin ued the stand ing practice of blowing the schools power house whistle at 7 am noon 1 pm and 6 p m each day He said the sound disturbed patients and featIt took help in the power SASSER house to build up sufficient steam to blow the whistle Criticism of Sasser as voiced at Atlantic included assertions that lowerquality patients are being neglected and that some attendants have too heavy a work sergeant He was a member of j Johns Hopkins University Short the Veterans of Foreign Wars after his arrival in midOcto His Survivors bcr he received word that load Sasser said special programs LT JAMES BRANDAU grandmother Mrs Grant Gowan al of Mason City Mogk 185 Winnebago Way He is one of a number of helicopter pilots aboard the carrier Prince ton engaging in relief operations in an area which was hit by dis astrous floods last week The Princeton and several other Navy vessels were ordered by President Eisenhower last Sunday ficiate Burial will be in Elm Surviving are his wife Jean i wife and daughter had reached three children Michael PatrickEngland Thereupon Rogers retn and Terry his parents Mr andported the scientist contacted Mrs Clarence McGowan andthe FBIs Baltimore office and tasked for asylum States Funcra services will be held at pm Monday at the Major Memorial Chapel The Rev Rob ert L Stone pastor of the First in the United told the FBI that he de sired not to return to Poland be cause of the lack of freedom and extremely poor living conditions to lift anchor at Singapore and speed food and supplies to the flood victims at the request of the Ceylonese government Soviet Troops in Germany Rebel Reports Claim BERLIN ifl A Russian emi gree organization Saturday re layed unconfirmed reports that Soviet troops in East Germany recently staged an antiCommu nist mutiny The National Alliance of Soli daritists which has been conduct jing a propaganda campaign for the overthrow of thc Soviet re jgime said it has heard that four Soviet officers and soldiers cs caped to West Berlin after th nnutiny They are now believet to be in West Germany an NT spokesman said British officials in alliedoccu pied West Berlin announces Thursday that a Russian sergcan 41 u XT i IT jcscaped to West Berlin and asked with his wife in a New York night club several months for polilical asyhim Armcd So AP Photofax IN HAPPIER TIMES Howard Rushmorc former editor of Confidential magazine and an exCotnmunist who became a prominent antiRed writer is pictured Congregationa Church will ofin tnat country despitethe pre ferred treatment which he had been accorded because of his wood Cemetery Friends may call at the chapel from 2 pm Sunday until the time of serv He also said is shorthanded but that 1957 Legislature cut the schools salary budget by 4 per ices cent Dr Cromwell said it would take appropriations double the present ones to approach minimum stand ards Farmers Surround Store Nab Two Holdup Suspects The Weather rtason City Partly cloudy and slightly warmer through Sim day Low Saturday 812 High Sunday in lower 30 Iowa Generally fair and slight ly warmer through Sunday Low Saturday night northeast to 1015 southwest Minnesota Partly cloudy warm er GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum 15 Minimum 1 At 8 am 1 1 in a kushmore and jvjet troops patrolled East Berlin were announced Saturday for YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum NEW BUILDING CEDAR RAPIDS ST PAUL Iowa farm professional standing the attor ney general said Another influential factor was his aversion to placing his daugh ter in Communist schools crs surrounded the Mcrschman i furniture store in this small Lee Kate Smith Drops Old jCounly town Friday night and i captured two men suspected of Tune as Theme Song j robbing the store of c T Thc who had been sit NEW W Singer Katcling in a tavcrn across thc slreot Smith Saturday said she wont be j overpowered the suspects as they singing When the Moon Comes came out oC thc store Over the Mountain anv more Officers identified them as Don fit She announced she was dropping aid Horn 23 Lowell and Donald the tune as her theme song after Madden 28 Granger Mo almost 27 years j Thc Uvo Saturday appeared in Miss Smith said she has simCOurt at Fort Madison and were ply grown tired of hearing thejsentcncrd song She said she has sung it years on more than 10000 times 35 9 CRASH VICTIM Jack L Gowan victim of thc trucktrain collision north of Mason City Friday is shOAvn in his regalia Plansj which he wore after being named commanding officer of 11 o t ClIllAlMdlUvAl Oolillvl O i 11 n i i i vi v 11 i i i killed his wife with whom he had become estranged Thursday in an apparent searchnew building for Ann the local Can Do Xo U of the and then took his own life for deserters istrongs department store here Military Order of Cooties to not more a charge of than 2T robbery with aggravation Officers investigating thc rob bery said A C Merschman and jhis son Cart Merschman were working in the store when two armed men entered and le jmanded money The father ducked under n coun ter ami slipped out of llio store He wont to thc tavern and sum moned aid of the six inon inside One of the six had a shotgun Officers sii they recovered the 1 which Carl Merschman gave to the two men ;