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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 20, 1955, Mason City, Iowa Doily Newspopcr MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI MIW NORTH IOWANS HOME EDITION VOL LXI fnm wrf Wine Owrt MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY7 JANUARY 1W5 Thl CmliU Twe OctlQM Hciioe Ow Nt N es Message Promises 56 Tax Cut Chiangs Planes Sink Freighter TAIPEH Formosa UP Nationalist Chinese fighterbombers Thursday struck heanly along 300 miles of Red China coastline from dawn to dusk and claimed to have sunk or damaged at least 53 Com munist ships including nine gunboats The Beds admitted heavy damage at the port of Swatow including sinking of a British freighter 211 f caught at anchor in the harbor Held for Burglary of State Bank SPENCER Two Iowa men have been charged by the FBI with bank burglary in a Jan 12 breakin at the Gillett Grove of fice of the Farmers Trust and Sav ings Bank of Spencer The men were identified as Eu gene Gordon Helgersen 34 Hart ley and his nephew Robert Dreu Lappegard 18 Kiron Clay County Sheriff Thoral AH arrested Lappegard at a home in Sac City Wednesday Helgersen was picked up at the same time at his mothers home in Hartley by OBrien County Sheriff Jake Mulder String of The two men being ques tioned by county state and federal officers in connection with a string of breakins in Iowa The two were being held in the county jail here Sheriff All and W H Williams agent in charge of the FBI office at Omaha said Lappegard ad mitted several breakins at Gillett Grove including the bank office on Jan 12 He also implicated Helger sen they said All said the theft of a safe at an Odebolt service station last month led officers to Lappegard He said the safe was found off a gravel road near Royal and tire marks left on the road matched those on Lappegards car Riflt Found The sheriff said a 22 caliber rifle found in the car was stolen from the Gillett Grove Lumber Co the night of the bank breakin Sheriff Mulder said that when Helgersen was arrested officers found two guns two wrecking bars and a 12pound maul in his car Mulder said that a pair of hand cuffs stolen from his patrol car also was found in the mans auto The massive attacks were an all out effort by Generalissimo Chiang Kaisheks and supplied air force to ease the Red threat of new invasions of the strategic Tachen Islands A Nationalist spokesman claimed today that 720 Nationalist guerrilla fighters still held out on invaded Yikiangshan Island in the Tachen group despite a combined land sea and air attack and waves of Red reinforcements He said the Reds had suffered some killed Admit Damage In acknowledging the heavy at tack on Swatow the Reds admitted the raiders had damaged 14 mer chant and fishing vessels beside sinking the British freighter Britain ordered an immediate protest to the Formosa govern ment against the sinking of the ship the Edendale The Reds claimed to have shot down four Nationalist planes and to have damaged four others which they said made both bomb ing and strafing runs The Red radio said 12 civilians were killed and another 30 wounded It said the planes dropped 28 PLANES FUSELAGE SPLIT United Air Lines Convair is given close scrutiny by curiosityseekers after it crash landed Wednesday on a frozen corn field near Dex AP Wlrcplioto ter The crafts huge fuselage was split open during the milelong belly landing bombs Heavy Damage Another British ship the Inch kilda was heavily damaged last fall when it was caught in the Com munist port of Swatow by a Na tionalist bombing attack The Nationalists flew more than United Air Lines Grounds Its Convair Fleet After Crash Landing at Dexter Controls Are Blamed All Aboard Escape Passengers Give Praise to Crew CHICAGO Air Lines said Thursday that as a precau tionary it is tempo rarily cancelling flights of its 54 twinengine 44passenger Convair airliners until a mechanical in spection Is W A Patterson UAL president announcement said flow of Communist reinforcements io invaded Yikiangshan Island and to other jumping off places in the 200 miles north of Tachen group Formosa The Nationalist planes ranged from Amoy 300 miles north to Ta chen while Defense Minister Yu ToWei discussed matters of great importance with U S Am bassador Karl L called the attacks Rankin purely a Yu de fense action a spokesman said Light Snow on Tap for Most of State DES MOINES tf Occasional light snow and intermittent light freezing drizzle marked Iowas weather menu Thursday as a tem on SAME Black Ilaf means traffic death In 24 hours past porary moderation hires set in in tempera The Weather Bureau said a weak cold front was expected to move into western Iowa late Thursday night and on across the state Fri day To Prevent Incidents Buffer Zone Between Costa Rica Nicaragua Drawn Up SAN JOSE Costa Rica Organization of American States Thursday set up a buffer zone between Costa Rica andNicaragua to prevent border incidents that might touch off a Central American war A charge that Costa Ricas new air force violated Nicaraguan territory Wednesday already brought Nicaraguan troops hurry ing to the border Luis Quintaneilla Mexican head of t h e OAS commission investi total operations will continue without interruption The suspension of Convair flights followed a safe emergency land ing made Wednesday by one of Uniteds Convair 340s without in jury to any of its 36 passengers and 3 crew members on a field near Dexter 37 miles west of Des Moines Company officials said the trou ble with the planes controls which they said caused the pilot to land will be investigated be fore any of the companys vair flights are resumed Crew Praised In Iowa meantime passengers of the downed plane praised the crew for its safe emergency land ing The plane bounced and skid ded for a mile through fences across a gravel road before com ing to restlike a giant whale with a humped a stubble field All aboard jumped from the plane to the ground and all were able to walk away from the craft The fuselage was split where the foreward edge of the wing joins the plane There was no fire The plane was on a regular flight from Newark N to Lincoln via Omaha and 31 passengers boarded at Des Moines Jack Fine of Scottsbluff said There was no feeling of a just slid along the ground until we came to a stop Wayne Asche 22 serviceman from House Tiff on CoOperation7 Involves Tate SEEK MURDER WEAPON Jones Co Sheriff Lewis Dreibelbis left and Deputy Lawrence La Barge sift cinders from a furnace while hunting for the weapon used to murder an Anamosa Reformatory inmate Anamosa Inmates Questioned in Slaying of Waterloo Man the but gating the revolt said interna tional ground and air patrols would be established along the frontier Bill Filed to Trim Firemens Work Week Thursday incidents to prevent any further He said the patrols will cover an area 18 miles wide and six and onequarter miles deep on the narrow neck between Lake Nic aragua and the Pacific Ocean where most of the fighting in the revolt has taken place At latest reports the fighting front of the revolt was near Santa Rosa 30 air miles south of the bor der and considerably below the proposed buffer area Two of the four F51 fighters the United States sold to Costa Rica for SI each machinegunned the border village Wednesday and a converted DC3 airliner dropped 23 bombs on the nearby cowpas ture airfield used by the three plane rebel air force before it vanished eavly this week DES MOINES bill by Mil ler and Miller was on file in the Iowa House Thursday to reduce the work week of most municipal fire men from 84 to 68 hours per week The sponsors are Reps Jack Miller RSiqux City and Earl A Miller RCedar The bill would apply to municipalities of or more population and those under civil service Republican City said plane seemed to shudder everyone was The Rev Warner Muir Des Moines who returned last fall from a air trip to Ja pan said You just dont expect to go down on a 55minute trip to All the Pilot Lauded passengers lauded the ANAMOSA and county authorities continued their questioning of Anamosa S t 11 Reformatory prisoners Thursday in an effort to solve the attack slaying of Clifton Clausen 32 Waterloo Warden Ray Purcell said We may be lucky and crack the case in a hurry but on the other hand it may take days or The warden said usu ally seem to clam up in such Clausens body bearing 22 wounds f r o m a ttebbing and beating was found Wednesday noon in an obscure pit at the lowest level of the boiler room where he worked on the cinder chain Clauson was serving five year term for assault with in tent to rob He was sent to Port Madison State Prison last May 14 He was transferred to Ana mosa Nov 5 with a group of 75 prisoners moved d u e to over crowded conditions at Fort Mad ison Warden Purcell said he had no Idea what the motive may have been for the attack on Clauson He said Clauson had not been disciplinary problem Clauson apparently was at tacked with a sharp instrument bludgeon No weapon had been found up to Thursday morn ing Purcell said Measurement to Senate 6540 DES MOINES mThe House had a tiff Thursday over a resolution calling for cooperation of all Iowa law enforcement agencies but sent the measure to the Senate by a vote of 65 to 40 Rep J Henry Lucken RAkron and three others introduced the resolution It said in effect the Slate Highway Patrol should be more cooperative with other au thorities The resolution called at tention to the increasing number of traffic accidents and said it is a matter of public concern Ask CoOperation Passage of the measure by the Senate also would put the Legisla ture on record as earnestly urg ing all officials of the various gov ernmental levels who have a direct responsibility in the enforcement of motor vehicle traffic laws to wholeheartedly Rep W H Tate RMason City took the floor to ask Lucken where there was a lack of cooperation Lucken conceded that the situation is satisfactory in some places Those who joined with Tate were Reps Frank R Thompson R Guthrie William F Den Ozark Asks All of Air Route 106 WASHINGTON wi Ozark Air Lines has requested the Civil Aeronautics Board reconsider its Dec 22 decision on Braniff Air ways Route 106 and give the whole route to Ozark Ozark said Wednesday tha dismemberment of the route places a severe financial burden on Braniff and Ozark without helping United Air Lines The CAB granted Braniff re newal of that part of the route between Sioux City and Chicago by way of Mason City and Wat erloo It disposed of the re mainder as follows To routes between Fort Dodge Dubuque Rockford and Chicago To part from Clin ton to Chicago by way of Rock ford to be served on flights from DavenportMolinc Ozark said Route 106 is a local service route and the CAB has repeatedly ruled to that effect It said the CAB decision fails to improve air service to cities in volved and deprives 17 pairs of cities of air service between the pairs Ozark said the pairs of cities deprived were Sioux CityFort Dodge Sioux City Dubuque Sioux CityRockford Sioux City Clinton Fort DodgeMason City Fort Dodge Waterloo Fort DodgeClinton Mason CityDu buque Mason CityClinton Ma son CityRockford WaterlooDu buque WaterlooRockford Wat erloo Clinton Dubuque Des Moines DubuqueKansas City RockfordDes Moines and Rockr fordKansas City Ozark said Clintons need for service is heavily in favor of Chi cago The circuity of a route from DavenportMolinc Ozark said will not permit the genera tion of profitable traffic Ozark asked for all of Route 106 plus a route from Chicago to Des Moines by way of Rockford Clinton Cedar Rapids and Wat erloo Bagley Area Farmer Dies of Injuries DES MOINES Renfrew 27 farmer near Bagley died at a lospital here Thursday of injuries and exposure suffered when he was pinned beneath an overturned tractor for 15 hours Renfrew found Tuesday morning after a search by rela ives and neighbors who sought lim unsuccessfully when he failed o return home Monday night work of Pilot Capt Earl Andrea sen The other crew members were Tom Boyle first officer and E Patricia Johnson stewardess Al are from Chicago Lew Farrell also of Des Moines said All I know is that the guy that drove the plane is the great est pilot in the Other Ipwans aboard the plane were Dwight D Thompson Des Moines H M Clappison 67 Sioux City and L M Kyner Waterloo The UAL fleet of Convairs was placed in operation starting in No vember 1952 The company said hat since that date the planes lave flown nearly 34 million reve nue airplane miles without a pas senger injury The company said Convair pas sengers will be accommodated on UALs 126 fourengine and twin en gine aircraft man DDes and Fred Voightmann Backed Lucken Those who backed up Luckcn were Reps Carl H Ringgenberg Wayne W Ballhagen RNew and Henry H Stevens After that setto the House lis tened to the introduction of 16 new biils The Senate meanwhile received 12 bills They included a proposal to make city bus lines eligible for gas taxrefunds allow the state to refuse to issue a beer permit even though a local license has been issued a resolution proposing the approval of the Bricker Amend ment to the Constitution AP BIG TOP Kelly the famed Iing Bros circus clown talks over wedding plans with his fiancee Elvira Gebhardt an aerialist from Germany Kelly in Hollywood for the filming of a story about his life said they will be married in May North lowan Dies in Crash CLARIONMrs Velma Moshcr Caquelin 46 Clarion was instantly killed late Wednesday when her car left the gravel road four miles south of here and she was thrown out of the car over a fence and into a field Sheriff Robert Blecker said death was instantaneous and that the ac cident was probably due to striking loose gravel She was on her way home after visiting at the home of a farm family six miles south of Clarion Mrs Caquelin was born in Wright Coiinty daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert Mosher both of whom died within the past year Survivors include a son Robert 23 and a daughter Marybclle 19 at home two sisters Mrs Harold jDahlgrcn and Mrs Myr Dahlgren both of Clarion and six brothers Melvin Robert Guy Eldon and Kenneth of Clarion and Donald of Eagle Grove Press Agent of Hormel Under Arrest LOS ANGELES Ml The press agent of meat packing heir George Hormel is under arrest after he ad milted detectives said that he fired a bullet through a window o Hormels apartment Detective A W Hubka quotet the press agent Tony Kent as say ing he fired the shot at Hormels suggestion Hormel denied it Kent and actor Fred Hartman were booked Wednesday night on suspicion of feloniously and mali ciously d i s charging a gun into an inhab ited The rifle was found in Kents home officers said Hubka said Kent told him Hormcl 26 sug gested the shooting as a KENT way to get even with the cops for Hormels arrest on charges of possessing marijuana A jury acquitted Hor mel a jazz pianist on Jan 12 Hormel told police the 22 bullet whizzed within inches of his head He blamed somebody who didnt like the verdict in the trial THE REBELTsPIRrr ATLANTA Ga Sen Jeff Davis presided over the Gcor Nations Economy Praised Sees Higher Production By STERLING F GREEN WASHINGTON tfl President Eisenhower handed Congress Thursday his 10year blueprint for the achievement of 500 billion dol lars or more in annual production and said 1955 promises a high level of jobs and production In a glowingly optimistic eco nomic message Eisenhower gave virtual a s s u r ance of a gen eral though modest reduc tion in taxes in 1956 made pos sible by a broad business recov ery now in proc ess He wagged a warniug fin ger at the soar IKE ing stock mar ket declaring that continued eco nomic recovery must not be jeop ardized by overemphasis of specu lative The government he said will meet its great re sponsibility to prevent a financial boomandbust Picturing the present as a tima of industrial expansion the Presi dent said labor strife often in creases periods with se rious economic Last Message The report third and last of the major presidential messages urged the states to increase the amount duration and coverage of unemployment compensation and called again on Congress to raise the minimum wage from 75 to 90 cents Eisenhower discouraged the pro posals of labor leaders and some democrats for a wage floor of or an hour The 15cent in crease he said is all that can be economically justified A high er minimum might cause lower production and substantial unem loyment in several He proposed however that Con gress consider extending minimum wage protection gradually to 20 million workers not now covered These were among 33 recommen lations in the 207page report But Eisenhower stressed that govern ments helping to achieve he 40 per cent production rise eeded to reach a 500 billion dollar nnual output of goods and serv ccs in be primarily that f encouraging private initiative urbing monopoly and avoiding ncroachment on industry Most of the specific recommen ations underscored requests made Ikes Program President Eisenhower in his economic message 1 Reported recovery well un der foresaw 500 billion dol ar output by 1965 2 Give strong of fax relief next year None this 3 Cautioned that stock specu ation or labor strife could dam age prosperity 4 Called for a 90cent mini mum wage higher jobless pay Senate Wednesday on Robert E Lees birthday About The Weather Mason City Light snow cold Iowa Cloudy and warmer Minnesota Snow warmer n the earlier State of the Union and budget messages Eisenhower asked Congress to Promote foreign commerce by extending for three years the Re ciprocal Trade Agreements Act with presidential power to reduce tariffs by as much as 15 per cent Postpone Cuts Postpone the cuts in corporation and excise taxes scheduled for Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Thurs day Maximum 27 Minimum 13 At 8 20 YEAR AGO Maximum 30 Minimum April 1 By next year Eisenhower said rising revenues and further federal economies should make possible another step in the reduc tion of Take action this year to help meet our nationwide needs for school The Presi Jcnt again did not specify the kind amount of federal aid he has in mind A special message will be sent Feb 15 he said dealing with appropriate plans Give the President power to tighten credit terms and increase down payments on federally under written mortgages when inflation and relax the terms when real estate activity slacks off Authorize public housing 4 i units in each of the next two years ;