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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 14, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North lows Doily Newspaper fat Horn MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI NIWSPAril THAT MAKIS ALL NOKTH IOWANS N I I 6 H I 0 I HOME EDITION VOL LXI fnm ud WlhM MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY Paper tt a Chou Made No Proposals Dag Reveals Exlowon James Verdin Jet Speed Mark Holder Sought LOS ANGELES search for speed record Pilot James B Verdin who bailed out of his bantam jet bomber at feet Thurs day spread out over square miles of desert Friday The farflung manhunt was intensified after a report that Verdin had been found safe could not be confirmed The sheriffs substation tt Lancaster said the report was made by a citizen to one of its radio cars but all checks of the area failed to locate th6 missing flier The 36yearold Douglas Aircraft Corp test pilot who set a worlds threekilometer speed mark of in 1953 did not say Thurs day why he was jumping from the Mighty called the smallest atom bomber His oneplace A4D Skyhawk crashed on the near Victorville 75 miles northeast of here As dusk closed in on the wind swept buttes and valleys crews separated the crash area into grid patterns and searched afoot by jeep and from the air They were covering 200 square miles There has been some snow on MM I fm M MM tne desert temperatures dip to PC IVI One I S subfreezing levels at night so we War Goods Traced to iners AP Wlrephoto DfAD AT James A Farley wife of the former post master general and former democratic national chairman died Friday in her New York hotel Cause of death was at tributed to a heart attack SAN JOSE Costa Rica MVWith fighting in Costa Ricas fourday old war at a virtual standstill an interAmerican investigating com mission reported Friday that the planes which bombed and ma chinegunned Costa Rican towns had come from foreign The finding was announced as former Costa Rican President Teo doro Picado admitted in an inter view in Managua Nicaragua that his 27 year old son Teodoro is commanding the Rebel forces The younger Picado is a graduate of West Point and is married to a Los Angeles woman Fortign Sourct The commission also reported it had found serious indications that arms and munitions have been sup plied from a foreign source to Reb el elements in Costa Rican terri The commission did not identify the foreign soil or the foreign The five nation investigating group forwarded its finding to Jose are concerned about Verdins con dition in the event he broke a leg and was unable to a Doug las spokesman said The spokesman said Verdin for merly of Council Bluffs Iowa is a nonsmoker and therefore may not have carried matches or a lighter with him on bis daytime routine test trip An Air Force helicopter located Jie wreckage of the Skyhawk in a barren area 15 miles northwest of Victorville The Skyhawk with a 25foot wingspan and a 35foot fuselage is powered by a single J65 sap phire turbojet engine It is said to be the smallest and lightest Amer ican combat plane ever built Verdin set the official worlds record for a flight over a meas ured course when he flew in an F4D Skyray on a speed run about 100 feet above the ground on a three kilometer run at Salton Sea Calif The record capped a heated corn Mora of Uruguay president of the council of the Organization of American States The council sent the commission to the scene to probe Costa Rican charges of ag gression by neighboring Nicaragua in connection with the fighting Nicaraguan officials have denied Costa Rican accusations that the Managua government armed trained and equipped the Rebels They say the fighting is internal revolution Used as Guide The commissions finding will be used by the OAS council as a guide in deciding whether action should be taken under the Rio de Janeiro Treaty This pact provides for joint action by the American states if any of its fellows is invaded But already the arrival of the OAS mission and the promise of observation flights by U S planes appeared to have had a calming effect on the fracas petition between British and Ameri can pilots for Cmdr Michael Lith gow of England had set the old rec ord of in a Vickers Supermaring Swift only three days before on the Libyap Desert Ver dins record for the distance still stands MONEY DOWN THE WELL BAKERSFIELD Calif UP The Ohio Oil took a dim view of its strike made with theworlds deepest well which was sunk 484 feet costing and took 16 months to dig The company struck water Swea Cityans Among First to See Hoegh Ask Governor to Help Free Son DBS MOINES Leo A Hoegh attempted Friday to con tact Henry Cabot Lodge Jr in re sponse to a request for the govern ors help in seeking release of Capt Harold Fischer Swea City from imprisonment by the Chinese Communists Fischers parents were among the first to confer with the gov ernor on his first day in office They chatted for 45 minutes They asked Hoegh to do what he can toward their sons release Young Fischers plane was shot down by the Chinese Reds in April 1953 in the final stages of the Korean War Hoeghs effort to reach his friend Lodge U S ambassador to the United Nations was not immedi ately successful Lodge was en route to Omaha to attend a brief ing by the Strategic Air Command To Try Again He was expected to return Mon day and Hoegh said he would make another attempt then to talk to Lodge The governor said he was especi ally hopeful since Dag Hammar skjold secretary general of the United Nations has just returned from a conference with Chou En lai Chinese Red Premier In other business Friday Hoegh said he would announce Monday his first appointments They will be to the Iowa Development Commission No Hint He did not disclose who he has in mind for the appointments They will require confirmation by the Senate The new governor said also U N Chief Reports on China Trip Hopeful for Release of 11 UNITED NATIONS N Y ffl Secretary General Dag Hammar skjold said Friday that Red Chinas Chou En lai raised a number of questions including a U N seat during their Penping talks but that he definitely had laid down no conditions for release of the 11 American fliers held there The secretary general in a news conference declared be had achieved what he was aiming at during his visit to Peiping He described this as merely the first step in the continuing contact Hammarskjold said that in his opinion an improvement in the in ternational climate was directly connected with the question of re leasing the American fliers and rther U N Command personnel held by the Chinese Communists No Proposals He stressed that Chou had made no proposals or laid down any terms He said Chous discussion of other questions was entirely apart from the question of the No deals of any kind nor any link between these other questions and the prisoner question were suggested by either Ham marskjold told reporters The secretary general declined to list specifically which questions Chou had brought up but he said the Chinese leader had raised just about every issue that he has dis cussed in recent speeches state Spence Blasts Restrictions on Housing WASHINGTON OB Chairman Spence DKy of the House Banking Committee said Friday restrictions imposed by Congress last year are threatening to limit to units the governments low rent public hous ing program for the a Administration officials it was lingness to do so I am glad be mehts Hammarskjold was asked whether Chou had expressed con cern over a possible attack on the Chinese mainland by the United States One of the curious things about the present world situation is that everybody is afraid of everybody the secretary general said Asked whether Chou had brought up the question of Peiping repre sentation in the U Hammar HOEGH CHILDREN Hoegh girls have the ballroom floor all to themselves Kristin 10 waltzes with Tim Kelly 14 while Janis 6 has Kim Kelley 10 The Kelley brothers are from Davenport Five lowans Killed in Night Crashes UH Five persons were killed in tral fie accidents in Iowa Thursday night and early Friday raising the 1955 Iowa traffic death toll to 23 six more than on this date las year Thomas Ellis 68 Sigourney bar ber was killed Friday when th car in which he was riding wen out of control and plunged into a ditch on Iowa 92 four miles east o Oskaloosa Sheriff Dwighl Mateer of Ma haska County said Robert Ha mil ton 49 Iowa City was driving at a high rate of speed and failed to make a slight curve in the high way Faces Chtrgi The sheriff said Hamilton will ie charged with manslaughter Cletic Casper 23 of near River side and Thomas B Stumpf 17 of near Kalona were killed when their car missed a curve at high speed on the main street of River side in Washington crashed into a tree County and The two killed equalled the total raffic deaths for all of 1954 in Washington County Sheriff Charles Snyder said Cas r who was driving was killed nstantly and Stumpf died enroute to the University of Iowa Hospital at Iowa City Robert Kern 18 of near Kalona was seriously injured and hospital ized at the University Hospitals It was the second serious acci dent in which Kent has been in volved Five years ago he wai seriously injured when hit by a car while riding his bicycle He was hospitalized almost a year then Wayne Lynn 23 Lehigh died in a Boone hospital a few hours after he was injured when his car went out of control at the top of a hill and plunged into a ravine Country Road The accident occurred on a coun try road between Lehigh and Strat ford in Webster County Mrs Fred Degelau 70 Waverly became the first traffic fatality at Waverly since 1948 when she died after the car collided with freight train at a Waverly cross ing she was riding in a Great Western Authorities said Mrs Degelau did not appear to be injured in the accident but died about two hours later apparently of shock Mrs Herbert Wittenburg 45 Readlyn Mrs Degelaus daughter suffered head cuts and was hospi talized in good condition Both Democrats and Republicans Laud Hoeghs Address Cite Many Hurdles DBS MOINES fl Ambitious constructive and objective are the words useffbyboth Democrats and Republicans in the Iowa Legisla ture to describe Gov Leo Hoeghs legislative program But members of both parties in the House and Senate who heard the governor outline his proposals in his inauguration address Thurs day also said the program pre sents too many tall hurdles to be cleared in a single legislative ses sion Democrats of both houses imme diately hailed the program as In eluding many proposals the sought unsuccessfully in the 195 session Here are some typical comment of legislators about the speech I have asked State Comptroller Glenn D Sarsfield to remain in of fice and he has expressed a Disappointed WASHINGTON w President Eiionhowor said Friday that disappointment it tho natural immediate roaction to Unitod Na tions Secretary General Dag Hammarskjolds failure to win prompt of American airmen imprisoned by Red China President added in a state ment that It will not be oasy for us to refrain from giving expres sion to thoughts of reprisal or re But he said This It what we must not do now mean ing give expression to any thought of reprisal or retaliation SAME DATE19S417 BUck flif IB UM put 24 reported have called a closed door conference with congres sional leaders of both parties Friday after noon to seek removal of the restrictions as quickly as pos sible Spence would not con firm this meet ing but well posted sources said Housing Administrator Albert Public Housing Commissioner Charles E Slusser would meet with senior Republicans and Democrats on the House and Sen ate Banking committees which handle housing bills cause he is very efficient and ef Cole North Iowa May Get Light Snow by Friday Night DES MOINES weather man said Friday northern Iowa counties may get some light snow or possibly rain by nightfall A low pressure system from the west is headed this way and its center is expected to pass across the northeast corner of the state Fri day night Another cold front however was due to enter from the northwest during the day and move south eastward skjold said this was covered by the previous statement that Chou had discussed almost everything No Condition The secretary general said the question of 35 Chinese students de tained in the United States had not been made a condition for release of the American fliers Hammarskjold arrived here Thursday night and immediately conferred for an hour with Henry Cabot Lodge chief dele gate Later Lodge reported to Sec retary of State Dulles who in turn filled in President Eisenhower In Fridays news conference Hammarskjold was asked whether lie regarded his trip as successful If by successful you mean I had the fliers back on the plane with me I was not he said If in the point of explora RUSS OFFER ATOM KNOWHOW tion it was Part of the questioning went this way What is holding up release of the MOSCOW flThe Soviet government Friday offered to share with the rest of the world the experience it claims to have gained by operating an industrial power station with atomic energy Foreign Ministry Press Chief Leonid Uyichev told a news conference the Soviet Union is ready to hand over the scientific and technical experience piled up in the Soviet He said this information would be made public through a report to the United Nations Committee on Atomic Energy There was no indication that foreign scientists K technicians would be able to study the operation the atomic power station which the Russians claim to possess on their own At the same time the spokesman announced that academician D V Skobeltsyn had been appointed Soviet representative to the conference on atomic energy which the last General Assembly decided should be held during 1955 This is the first time since the atomic discus sions began in the that Russia has sent a non political figure to such a meeting The significance of the change over to a scientist was not immedi ately clear The spokesman said Skobeltsyn has been in structed to submit a proposal for inclusion of the Industrial power station item on the agenda of the proposed conference on atomic energy fliers You can get the answer to that from public statements that have been Would it be fair to assume that the release of the fliers would de pend on improved relations be tween Red China and the United States I would say there is a definite Can the question of releasing the solved without direct contact between the United States and Red China I think it is perfectly Is Red China favorable to keep ing the door open for further eon tact Yes if we others would About GOVERNORS RECEPTIONGov and Mrs Leo Hoegh far right greet Court Justice and Mrs Ralph Oliver Sioux City at the Statehouse reception Thursday night Sen DeFere Watson Council Bluffs extreme stands next to Lt Gov and Mrs Leo Elthon as Mrs Elthon shakes the hand of Mrs Chet Akers wife of the state auditor Leo Hoeghs Start New Life as First Family of State DES MOINES Of The Leo A Hoegbs of Chariton began a new life Iowas first family The 46yearold former attorney general was inaugurated as the stales 33rd governor in the tradi tion of his predecessors Thursday afternoon He may have been the First to be sworn in by a fellow townsman He took the oath of office as ad Speaker A C Hanson RIn As a general statement it re vealed a very aggressive interest in doing very progressive things for Iowa We realize and I think Governor Hoegh realizes that as we serve long term objectives we have to realize the importance of building on a sound foundation of Rep G T Kuester RGriswold member of the House 20 years It was an address in keeping with his campaign It is a very ambitious and progressive gram which if carried into comple tion would be wonderful However it has many hurdles to overcome chief of which is the lack of fi nances And it again emphasizes he need for a special committee to make a thorough study and analysis of the states tax and fi nancial structure And even after that many of the ideals expressed will not see Rep Dewey E Coode RBloom majority party floor leader The speech in the main was very good I want to study it before I comment on the details But if we put into effect Ihe full program ie asked for we undoubtedly vould have to raise millions more dollars of Rep Rutsell A Patrick RHa slated to become Appro bations Committee chairman He thoroughly told of the needs f the state However Im a little oncerned as to how these com pete needs can be satisfied with ut a complete overhauling of our axes And even then I question whether we can go as far as we would like to in meeting the Rep Scott Swisher D Iowa Bill to Up State Drivers License Fees Is Readied DES MOINES bill to in crease drivers license fees to fi nance an expanded State Highway Patrol and raise the pay of patrol men was being prepared Thursday forintroduction in the Iowa Senate Sen Earl Elijah who said he and sponsor the measure explained that a similar bill would be intro duced in the House by Rep Wil liam H Tale RMason Eli jah said he would meet with Tate next week to iron out ideas about the bills Elijah said the bill would pro pose increasing the drivers license fee from for two years to or The people shouldnt object to paying three dollars every two years for a drivers Eli jah said Lots of them pay that much every year for a hunting li The Weather Mason City Colder snow Iowa Cloudy cold Minnesota Snow flurries FiveDay Iowa Temperatures Fri day night through Wednesday will average near to slightly be low normal Normal high tern perature 24 north to 32 south por tion Normal low temperature 5 north to 13 south Colder Satur day Warmer Monday Colder again Tuesday and Wednesday Precipitation will average 10 to 20 inch or less as snow early Friday night and again around Monday mostly in north portion Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Friday MttZMO Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 28 19 24 22 9 ministered by Chief Justice Charles lnstances but will be extremely F Wennerstrum of the Iowa Suhard to reachNo Sovernor in his 1 thought it was a very far caching program I think there re many hurdles that will have o be Rep William F Denman DDes His program is close to the emocratic Party objectives If he uls it across we would like to un him for reelection on the Dem cratic Sen J Kendall Lynes RPlain 1953 Senate Appropriations Committee chairman The governor presented a most ambitious program His objectives were Quite commendable in many inslances but will be extremely Wennerstrum of the Iowa Su reme Court who also is from Chariton The ceremony which also in cluded the swearing in of Leo El hon of Fertile as lieutenant gov ernor and Hoeghs inaugural ad Ircss outlining his legislative pro gram was conducted in the over flowing House chamber It brought to a close the first tory has presented such an am bitious program He cant hope to get it all enacted into law in one Claim John Cooper to Take India Post WASHINGTON CBFormer Sen John Sherman Cooper of Kentucky lu viuat uic i a at i unit ouui mail cooper OI XVeniUCKy veek of the 56th General Asscmhas agreed to take the post of am bly Most of the legislators rebassador to India it was reported urned home for the weekend j Friday ;