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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 27, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper EdiUd for DN CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS HOME EDITION VOL LXfl Associated Press and United Press Full Leas Wires Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 27 19S6 Paper Consists o Two No 91 Friendship Pact May Be Russian Goal Serious Study Proposal Propaganda Move Seen By JOHN HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON OR The Soviet Premier Bulganins President Eisenhower is reported to be a proposal for a treaty of friendship between Russia and the United States coupled with the suggestion that this would promote world peace United States officials yare study ing this latest Soviet move seri skeptically They feel it is almost certainly a propaganda maneuver Bulganin is understood to have proposed a pact pledging the United States and the Soviet Un ion to settle differences within the framework of the United Nations Charter and to avoid interference In each others internal affairs Latest Move This latest Moscow initiative is puzzling to diplomats Just last year Russia canceled somewhat similar treaties with Great Britain and France in angry protest over formation of European Union The WEU is part of the arrangement under which West Germany is being rearmed as a member both of WEU and the North Atlantic Treaty Organiza tion Biilganins letter was delivered to Eisenhower Wednesday Its con tents closely guarded although publication js expected eventually perhaps after I Eisen hower has prepared and dispatched reply It seems unlikely be done before his talks here next week with the British Prime Min ister Sir Anthony Eden The White House had no com ment on the authoritative report that a proposed friendship treaty is the main point of the communi cation which it described Wednes day as a friendly The proposition appeared to con front Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles with problems of both policy and propaganda They want to take advantage of every Soviet move which offers a hope of mak ing some real improvement in re lations between East and West Surface Hopes At the same time they oppose participating in any kind of agree ment which would simply raise surface hopes about peace and cre ate an illusion of greater security Should they decide to rebuff Bul ganins move on such grounds they would face the ticklish ques tion of how to go about it without at the same time giving the im pression that this country is not interested in friendship with the Soviet Union As diplomatic experts hear the reported treaty proposal it would not materially alter the present basis of relations between the United Nations since that organi zation was formed in 1945 Fur thermore the doctrine of noninter ference in internal affairs was mu tually agreed to at the time the United States recognized Spviet Russia Halbur Girl Dies in Car Accident West of Carroll CARROLL WVAnita Dentlinger 19 daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank Dentlinger Halbur was killed early Friday when the car in which she was riding collided with an Omar Bakery truck Paul E Duff Elkhorn and Bryce R Cross Dow City also in the car were injured and taken to Carroll hospital A fourth per son reportedly was in the car The accident occurred at the Ar cadia corner on Highway 30 about 10 miles west The young people in the car were believed returning from a dance in Ar cadia Wayne Gillespie 36 Omaha driver of the Omar semitrailer truck apparently escaped with a bump on the AP Wircphoto EZRA FROWNS of Agriculture Ezra Benson Thurs day night produces a deep frown as he registers disapproval of portions of a nationwideTV pro gram concerning the farm prob lem Benson Asks Free Time to Make Reply WASHINGTON of Agriculture Benson contending a CBS television broadcast gave a distorted impression of the farm picture says he wants free time to reply fully Benson said he would presenthis demand Friday to the Columbia Broadcasting System which tele cast Thursday night Edward R Murrows See It Now program entitled The Farm Problem A Crisis In Benson appearing briefly neai the end of the hourlong documen tary program said he feared the program might give the idea thai the small American farmer is on his way out Any such contention he said is demagoguery at its Murrow put togther a series o films to portray the farm situa tion Governmentheld surpluses were shown in Liberty ships ware houses and tents Farmers argued To Widen Check of Farm Rented CORNING still a Peterson family on the farm that Dale E Peterson left last month to take his family to California where he thought he might do Dales young er brother William 25 his wife and their three boys have rented the place on which Dale had his quitting farming sale tele vised on the MurrowBenson pro gram Thursday night over the job Benson has done One accused him of doing a rotten while another called him a capable man beset by tough prob lems and pressure from politicians The program opened with a farm auction sale near Corning Iowa where the farmer said he was be ing forced out of business by Jow prices Murrow commented that many smalt farmers were being driven off the land and said the Corning auction scene might be called the death of a small Benson said the auction was not a foreclosure He said he had learned that the farmer Dale E Peterson had voluntarily sold his property with the idea of going to California thinking he could do better there Drivers Hope to Boost Safety Mark DES MOINES UP The State Safety Department said Friday the emphasis in the driver improve ment phase of its fourpoint traffic safety program will be on a cam paign to find and reexamine in competent and uncooperative Milo Chalfant director of the de partments safety responsibility di vision said the aim ofthe cam paign is to improve the general quality of driving by taking li censes away from people who cant or wont do a safe He said the search for poor driv ers is under way with a total oJ 87 employes of the division and the highway patrol contributing to the program as part of their reg ular duties Basic Part The basic part of the program he continued is a 20 per cent in crease in the number of driver records being reviewed Last year records of drivers were re viewed and in cases action was taken ranging from warning letters to revocation of licenses Drivers whose records show three accidents or violationsin 12 months will be called in for interview or reexamination Re examination taking the written driving and vision tests of the regular li cense test In addition Chalfant said the new driver improvement program calls for Reexamination of drivers in volved in a single accident where thereJs any evidence that attitude or lack of physical ability contrib uted to the Accident Survivors Reexamination of all drivers who survive fatal accidents bul who failed to take action that coulc have prevented Reexamination of all drivers ap plying for license renewals who are suspected of being physically in competent by license examiners Reexamination of all drivers who are reported to be incompe tent by highway patrolmen loca police and private citizens who sign complaints Chalfant pointed out that the pro gram stresses finding drivers who lack Hie physical coordination anc reactions necessary for safe driv He said reexamination of 50J drivers in this group last year re suited in license suspensions for 289 Court to Get Red Sift Case FARM BURNS ARGO UP Fire caused an estimated damage on the Norman Bogt farm about miles north of here late Thursday SAME Committee Powers Cut STREET TURNED INTO traffic was moving Thursday on thip section of Flower Street in downtown Los water So much rain was dumped on 1500 PERSONS FLEE HOMES AP Wireplioto the city that small creeks and sewers overflowed turning streets and alleys into rivers 7V2 Inches of Rain Soaks L A LOS ANGELES of the heaviest rains in southern Califor nia than 7Vi inches about persons from their homes closed schools and disrupted traffic and business One youngster was reported miss ing The weatherman reported early Friday the weather front has now passed through the heavy rain is over for the Los Angeles At that time the storm total was inches Most of those persons who had to leave their homes lived in com munities just south of the city al though many were in Venice with in the Los Angeles limits to the southwest No drownings had been reported but a 7yearold boy was reported missing Sheriffs deputies searched for the youngster Roger Weingartner of nearby San Gabri el He was last seen by his sister peering into the raging waters of Rubio Wash The Los Angeles County Flood Control District reassured jittery citizens who recalled the recent deaths and destruction in northern 5 Sabre Jets Lost in Asia TOKYO U S Sabre jets crashed in the Far East Fri after they ran out of fuel near Okinawa and one in Ja pan The pilots escaped unhurt The loss running to about two million dollars was the costliest single days toll of Sabres in the Far East since the Korean War An Air Force spokesman said the four Sabres were returning to Okinawa from a brief training flight when they changed course to skirt bad weather and ran out of fuel One pilot parachuted to safety in northern Okinawa The other three landed in the East China Sea One was picked up by the Japanese ferry boat and two by an Air Force amphibian rescue plane At Itazuke Japan Lt Jimmie R Hettinger Lancaster Ohio es caped with minor scratches when hisSabre bounced into a field of radishes on takeoff and started to burn Pilots rescued in the Okinawa mishap all uninjured were Lt George E Tims Wyandotte Lt Waller H Fears Crewe Lt Leonard M Weeks Milwaukee and Lt John Bar dick III Flossmor 111 JETS COLLIDE EL CENTRO Calif Itfl Two Navy Cougar jets collided Thurs day during maneuvers One pilot bailed out safely The other flew his crippled plane back to its base State Income Tax Returns Show 28 IN ERROR DES MOINES Iowa Tax Commission said Friday a re view of tax returns filed in 1955 showed 28 per cent of them contained errors Of the 731 returns containing errors only 41 were mistakes in addition or subtraction The most common errors were failure on the part of married peoplefiling separately to give full details of their spouses income and deductions and failure to give full information about federal in come tax deductions They totaled 362 of the 731 The commission said another common error was failure to list Dependents and their income Those cases totaled 328 MAN LOSES EYE Jerry A Anderson Bound to Jury on Charge of Mayhem Jerry A Anderson 21 20 22nd S was bound over to the grand jury Friday on a mayhem maiming or disfiguring charge Police said Anderson Thursday night attacked a Mason City tavern owner causing him to lose one eye John Anadeotes 57 owner of the Butterfly cafe 339 S Federal was the victim of the attack Park Hospital officials told police his eye was for all practical purposes An operation to remove the eye is planned More Data Sought in Pin Ball Machine Raid DAVENPORT John Iverson who raided a tavern on his own Thursday to curb pin ball machine activity Friday was trying to gather enough evidence for a court case Iverson got a search warrant from Magistrate Edmund Carroll and staged a one man raid He seized four pin ball machines in a Davenport tavern because he said I got tired of see ing other persons lose their money on HISTORICAL governors out of a total of 35 in Iowas history were represented at a recep tion given Thursday at the governors mansion by Gov AP Wlrephoto and Mrs Hoegh Besides Hoegh extreme right and Mrs Hoegh seventh from left the group was made up of the exgovernors themselves or members of their families Witnesses told police that An derson had reached across the bar and hit Anadeotes Anderson then scrambled over the bar and hit or kicked thev tavern keeper after he was knocked to the floor police said According to witnesses there was no quarrel or apparent provo cation for the attack The incident occurred about 6 and police spent the night in a search for Anderson About Anderson called police anc he was wanted and sur rendered to a police officer sent to pick him up The mayhem charge carries a mandatory sentence of not more than five years in the stale peni tentiary plus a fine of to Acting Police Judge C son heard Anderson waive prclimi nary hearing and set bond a In police court Anderson stated that he was guilty of the charge and that he intends to en ter a plea of guilty in District Court When police arrived scene of the fight Anderson had fled A cousin Duanc L Anderson who was with Jerry Anderson was ar rested on an intoxication charge He was sentenced Friday to serve 15 days in jail Jalifornia floods District spokes men said that debris basins were equipped to handle most runoff rom the mountains Vast areas of Los Angeles Coun y were covered with water during the height of the storm and the runoff racing to the sea posed a serious threat to Long Beach 25 miles south of here for several hours Shortly before midnight Sam Vickers LongBeach citymanag er announced he had cancelled an alert after engineers told him they had strengthened a flood control1 hannel which passes ultimately1 ihrough the heart of that city of 3 Feet Deep Floodwaters moved at speeds estimated up to 25 and in depths of more than three feet in many places Even after the storm slackened Thursday night flood channels ran brimful and ina few areas evacuated residents were urged not to return home until the rain stopped Trucks and boats had been used to take women and children from flooded homes Police said a re sumption of heavy rainfall would renew the danger in such areas as Long Beach Venice Torrance Lennox Firestone Norwalk Ar tesia and contigu ous to Los Angeles Third Heaviest Between 3 Wednesday and 3 Thursday the rainfall was inches third heaviest in south ern California history The heavi est was during a oneday period from Dec 31 1933 to Jan 1 1934 and the second was March 12 1938 By Thursday midnight the slorm total was inches Before this storm the total rainfall for the sea son which started iast July 1 was only compared with a normal of While householders counted their losses County Agricultural Com missioner Harold J Ryan said the rain will do more good than harm for crops Traffic moved at a craw all Thursday Landslides blocked sec tions of Pacific Coast Highway northwest of Santa Monica WADE DIES FAIRFIELD UP Carl W Wade 83 former state senator died in a nursing home here Thurs day following a lingering illness WASHINGTON decision of the local Court of Appeals sharply narrowing the powers of congressional committees to ex pose apparent ly will wind up in the Court for a final ruling Justice Department lawyers be gan intensive study of the opinion Friday with a view to asking the high court tooverturn it No for mal announcement of further steps is expected for some time how ever The Appeals Court dividing 21 ruled Thursday that congressional committees lack powerto compel witnesses to name former Commu nist associates just for the sake of exposure Valid Purpose Congressional inquiries the ma jority held must have as their goal some valid legislative that Js possible remedial laws Chief Judge Henry W Edgerton and Judge David L Bazelon ques tioned whether exposure of in dividuals to public contempt and hostility is a valid legislative pur And in the absence of a valid legislative purpose they said Con gress hasno power to expose for mer Communists and would not have even if there were a law State Red Cross Plans Extra Effort DES MOINES Wl Ipwa Red Cross officials and volunteer work ers were told Thursday that be cause of recent record expendi tures for disaster relief extra ef fort will be needed in the 1956 fund raising campaign Joseph R Stewart Kansas City chairman of this years national drive said at a state meeting that the Red Cross already has spent or committed 27Ic million dollars for disaster relief since July 17 An entire years normal outlay is four million dollars he added A national goal of 90 million dol lars 15 per cent higher than last year has been set for the 3956 year Iowas quota is expected to be about million dollars The drive starts Fob 29 requiring that former Communists be exposed since Congress has no powers of prosecution Judge Walter M Bastian who dissented said the decision puts us in the position of a court of appeals over Congress and its com mittees limiting the scope of such inquiries to court thinks that scope should I would state that the action of the court is in my opinion an the legislative prerogatives and violates the doc trine of separation Bas tianwrote Conviction Reversed The decision reversed the con viction for contempt of Congress of John T Watkins Rock Island the United Watkins con here a oneyear jail term suspended The case grew out of Watkins appearance in April 1954 before the House Committee on UnAmer ican Activities He testified he was not then and never had been a cardcarrying Communist But he said that while connected with the Farm Equipment Work ers Union from about 1942 to 1947 he cooperated with the Communists and took part in their activities to such a degree that some per sons may honestly believe that I was a member of the His indictment for contempt fol lowed his refusal to name for the committee other persons he had known as Communists in years gone by About The Weather Mason City Cloudy through Satur day Light snow Friday night with snow or drizzle continuing Saturday Low Friday night 25 30 High Saturday 2528 Iowa Snow Friday night except freezing rain extreme south Sat urday snow northeast rain ex treme southeast anc light snow diminishing west portion Colder west Saturday Low Friday night in 20s Fiveday Iowa Temperatures Fri day night through next Wednes day will average near normal Normal highs 27 north to 36 south Normal lows 9 north to 16 south No major temperature changes expected during the pe riod Precipitation will average onefourth to onehalf inch oc curring as snow or snow flurries Friday night and Saturday and again about Monday and Wednes day Minnesota 48 inches snow Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Maximum 24 Minimum 14 At 8 24 Prcc Tr YEAR AGO Maximum 14 Minimum 20 SNOW r ;