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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 30, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NilOHSORS HOME EDITION VOL LXII Associated Press and United Press Full Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 30 1954 Paper Consists of Two One No 97 Ed en Open Foreign Policy Talks 10 Women Killed in Fire as Crowd Panics Reveal Expansion in Control of HBomb WASHINGTON Atomic Energy Commission reported Mon day a big expansion1 of its research program aimed at eventually har nessing the deadly hydrogen bomb for peaceful development of power But many years will be required before the problem can be rsolved it added in its semiannual report AEC Chairman Lewis L Strauss announced the program named Project Sher M at the Geneva international Pill I Off atomic conference last year But said the report the project is con sidered a very longrange The research is being conducted One Mans A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE WTAD Qulncjr 930 Sunday Sunday Thursday KGLO 1300 WOI Ames 640 WSUI towm City 910 Siturdiy Government for Free People npHERE are two general kinds of government under vhich free people with the wish and the in telligence to do so can do all right One of these is the Parliamentary System best exemplified in Brit ain the other is the Presidential System best exemplified by the United States Then of course there are all manner of variations France to cite just one case seems to have borrowed the worst features from both systems And shes getting just about the kind of government she reserves Which is the better ains or ours Nobody can an swer that question with anything like finality Each system has its each has its Read by Thit prepared by EdiforJiW Hall before he went to for surgery was read by Ken Kew of the KGLO news staff at AEC laboratories operated by the University of California at Los Alamos N and Livermore and at Princeton University Smaller projects also are carried on at the AECs Oak Ridge plant and at New York University Bomb Burst The Los Alamos and Princeton programs said the commission began in 1951 as experiments to try out ideas for controlling thermonu clear reactions at temperatures comparable to those existing in the sun Such temperatures had been produced on earth only in the flash ing instant of an atomic bomb burst The possibility of tapping this source of the report said has long been intriguing to scien tists Some of the problems to be overcome however are extreme ly difficult One problem is that of heating an appropriate nuclear material such as tures of several hundred million degrees and of confining it at that temperature for a sufficiently long period of time to allow an appreci able portion of the nuclei to fuse to Baltimore 1 cleft8 form ofJenefgetic points not so strong Britain is do ing a pretty satisfactory job of making her plans and were doing all right with purs But that doesnt provide us with any answer to the question asked With the wish we could Im confi dent transfer to the Parliamen tary System andI have a hunch that the British could accommo date themselves to our system of threeway checks and executive lawmaking and ju dicial Parliament Supreme Underthe British plan Parlia ment is The legislative and executive functions of govern ment in Parliament For the most part members of the Cabinet if you prefer the duly elected members of Parliament who sit in the House of Ours is republic theirs a constitutional monarchy In the United Kingdom Parlia ment can force the resignation of the Government and conversely the Executive can dismiss Par liament But under the American plan the Executive cannot dis solve Congress Nor can Congress dismiss the Executive Another difference of great im portance between the American and the British Systems is to be found inthe status of branches of the two houses j of our Congress have equal legislative powers generally speaking In Britain the House of Lords is pretty much a perfunc tory body It can delay but it cant defeat legislative enact ments British parliamentary proced ure is the product of evolution over a period of almost 500 years It combines ancient tradition and modern democratic concepts The traditional v element grew up by precedent slrid is almost a form of common law Many Here it should be said that the fundamentals of parliamentary procedure evolved in Britain are the basis of legislative processes own Congress Buthere in America as in England tiere bus been a yielding and a changing and there under the impact CONTINUf D ON PACE 2 AP Wlrephoto FLAMING made short work of this park auditorium at Baltimore Sun day bringing death to 10 women who were caught in the mass exodus The intense heat kept firemen at a distance Asks Change of Venue in Karston Case BLOOMFIELD Iff Thesecond murder trial of William G Karston opened in District Court Monday with the defense unsuccessfully I seeking additional counsel then asking time to file for a change of nteutrons charged particles and gamma radiation Mi in Problem Once this temperature has been achieved the main problem would be that of getting thermonuclear energy back from the material to repay the power used to achieve and maintain the high tempera ture Although the level of research has been greatly expanded since 1951 the program is still in the re search The AEC however had encour aging news about the common atomic fission reactor It said the program for developing industrial naval and aircraft plants made significant progress during the last six months of last year dur ing which a total of was spent on the several reactor proj ects AECdeveloped reactors already are operating or being readied for operation of a beginning fleet of nuclea Pro grams are under way for atomic plants for a cruiser and eventual ly for an aircraft carrier charged in holdupslaying of Wendell Jones 56 Davis County farmer in July 1954 He has pleaded innocent after having an earlier death sentence set aside by the Iowa Supreme Court He had pleaded guilty at his first trial here Monday mornings session was spent in arguing a defense motion for cocouncil In seeking that De fense Attorney George Flagg Des Moines said that because of local prejudice he is handicapped in selection of a jury Judge Edward L Simmons con erred with Bloomfield attorneys ot connected with the case and icn overruled the motion He tentatively rejected a defense ffer to plead guilty to second de ree murder Flagg had made oral application or time in which to file a change f venue He asked for a delay of our weeks This motion was over uled Judge Simmons also over uled a defense move to strike ertain parts of the information Don Harris special assistant prosecutor said the state would written evidence that a fair rial could be had in Davis County Ferguson Named for Appeals Court Term WASHINGTON GB Fer guson former Republican senator from Michigan and now ambassa dor to 4he Philippines was nomi nated by President Eisenhower Monday for a 15year term on the Court of Military Appeals About The Weather Mason City Mostly fair through Tuesday A little colderMonday night low 5 to 15 below High Tuesday 711 above Iowa Mostly fair Monday nigh and Tuesday Colder Low Mon day night 510 below northwest t 5 above southeast Minnesota Continued cold Globe Gazett weather flata u to 8 a m Mon day Maximum 13 Minimum At 8 a m 6 YEAR AGO Maximum 12 Minimum 9 Thieves Get in Breakin at Hedrick Brothers A weekend breakin at the Hed rick Brothers store 119 E State netted thieves The theft occurred between 6 Saturday and Monday Police said the methodof entry store was unknown No doors or windows were forced One o wo locks on the back door was un ocked The money was taken from the cash register and from a smal ire safe The cash register drawer lad been left partly open The key o the small safe was in the casl register The safe is set into a counter below the cash register Store officials said that o the loss was from an envelope con taining postage money A smal unknown amount was taken from a petty cash drawer CRADLES MAYBE TOKYO Peipin boasted Sunday that buses in th Communist Chinese capital hav special scats reserved for expec ant mothers H L MENCKEN Sled Injuries Fatal to Spirit Lake Girl SPIRIT LAKE Dean daughter of Mr and Mrs Clay on Dean Spirit Lake died at a lospital Sunday night of injuries uffered in a sledding acciden iear her home several hours ear ier An older sister Sheryl 8 said dog ran in front of Kathys sled ausing her to swerve and strike parked car Authorities said the ittle girl sitting upright on the led suffered internal injuries vhen she struck the cars bumper GOOD WORK DOC NEW BEDFORD Mass rolman John Lorn as Monday helped deliver his second baby o he month and his seventh in thre ears on the police force Hes beei nicknamed H L Mencken Literary Giant Dies in Sleep BALTIMORE H L Mencken literary giant whose caustic dis sent helped shape the pattern of American thought in the turbulent twenties died quietly here early Auditorium Is Scene More Than 200 Are Injured BALTIMORE e n women perished in a mad dash for the exits Sunday night after fire touched off panic in a hall jammed with a church crowd of about 000 One of the dead was identified The other nine bodies were be lieved those of women whose fam ilies had reported them missing More than 200 were injured in the frantic clawing shoving and trampling which erupted as the swiftly spreading flames con sumed Arundel Park Auditorium on the south edge of Baltimore Red Cross officials reported 18 were admitted to nine hospitals and 111 were released after treat ment Firemen said about 100 others were treated at the scene Survivors said one minute they were sipping beer munching food and listening to an orchestra play Tea at the St Rose of Lima Catholic Church oyster roast Stampeding Pack Within a few minutes the cele brants including many children there with their parents were transformed into a shrieking stampeding pack of humanity As the fire swooshed along the Answer to Russ auded HANS V TOFTE Sunday thor and critic was 75 For half a century he brandished his pen like a broadsword slashing at deceit and ignorance wherever he thought he found them He employed at inimitable style marked by humor vitality scholarship and a mock omnis cience His passing was as quiet as his life and writings were lusty Rancho Brown valet found employer in a sleeping position in his thirdfloor bedroom around 8 a m He summoned Menckens brother August when it became apparent the aging author could not be awakened A doctor said it was probable a blood clot had ended the life of the man dubbed The Sage of Balti Tofte Named Chairman of Airport Group Strengthen Stand on Ozark Case Hans V Tofte was elected chair man of the Mason City Airport Com mission Monday It was a move to give the commission leadership in harmony with the policies and pro gram of the majority it was an nounced Tofte succeeds Carl A Holvik who Saturday asked that Ozark Airlines be given an even chance and a break to provide Mason City with adequate airline service Apparently Mr Holvik is not in harmony with the program of the other four members of the com said a spokesman It was felt that leadership should be vested in someone in accord with those Quiet Meeting at Capitol WASHINGTON W Presi dent Eisenhower and Prime Minis ter Eden opened talks at the White House Monday on the Middle East crisis and new strategy for block ing Soviet cold war offensives The first meeting of the Ameri can and British leaders was a luncheon session attended also by Secretary of State Dulles and Brit ish Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd Diplomats said in this first gath ering the two leaders who are old personal friends would take an overall look at the work they have to do here and set the general pat tern of their three days of con ference Eden said on his arrival here that he was sure the meeting would make a serious and posi tive contribution to peace by pro moting British American under standing Eisenhower walked bareheaded wooden rafters and roof of the onestory cinderblock building hundreds broke for two large doors in the front and rear doors which were of SAME BUok means death in jist 24 bours ing this of occupants made for nearby win dows Nine of the first bodies recov ered were found huddled under one of these Al Barthelme former profession al basketball coach of the old Bal timore Bullets and one of the sur vivors described the scene at one window as real With everybody trying to get out of that window it was pretty he said Some were being pulled back by others as they started through Some were even throwing out of the windows friends they didnt think could make it any other Fire in Duct Barthelme said the fire was first detected in a duct Several of the fellows got up on a ladder to put it out All at once the flames burst out You might say it was an explosion The fire engulfed the guys on the lad der for a minute I dont know what happened to Like scores of others who squeezed through the steelframed windows of about 18by30 inches Barthelme suffered outs from broken glass Brooklyn Park firemen first of some 35 companies to respond logged their first alarm at 50 minutes before the five hour celebration was scheduled to end Some man called us from the hall and said he wanted to report a small said St Charles Doegen He sounded very calm and Doegen said the tarpaper ered wooden roof was ablaze throughout by the time he arrived on one of the first engines The whole thing went up in 15 he added Only the white painted walls were standing as he spoke Inside the hall was panorama of firemen and shaken survivors searching the blackened smoking ruins for victims Fallen charred beamsvwere strewn over a thick mat of soaked ashes oyster shells and twisted steel folding chairs AP Wlrephoto DOMESTIC Sen Walter George DGa aims a hefty puff at his birthday cake candle he gets a bit of help from his wife during a quiet observance at the nations capital Sunday George chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and dean of the upper chamber is 78 State OKs Purchase of Patrol Aircraft DES MOINES of two airplanes for use in patrol ling Iowa highways was authorized Monday by the Stale Executive Council Latest The change in the chairmanship was the latest move in efforts by the commission over a number of weeks to haVe Braniff Airlines direct ed by Dissatisfaction with Ozark Airlines service was given as the reason Last week Ray E Clough city attorney and airport manager Dick Mettler were in Washington continuing that effort At its meeting Monday the commission unanimously approved a resolution directing Clough to file with the CAB a statement of In so said Tofte the commission is simply urging that the CAB include in the upcoming Seven States Investigation Case the issues which involve airline routes through Mason City In response to the strong feel ing expressed to the airport com mission in recent months by count less numbers of north central lowans there was little question that the airport commission should take whatever steps CAB proced ure allowed to insure the inclusion of Mason Citys airline service in the only hearing pertaining to this area now scheduled by the CAB Unanimous Vote Unless such a procedural step is taken by the commission the interests of the people in this area could very well be excluded from this All members of the commission vqted for it including Tofte Hol vik Dr H H Lundberg and Emii Koerber Clough in his presentation to the CAB examiner last week reiter ated the commissions opinion that Ozark Airlines is not fit willing or able to serve Notrh Iowa ade quately He asked that restrictions on direct service to Chicago by Bran iff be removed since the reason for the restriction no longer exists The CAB had put the restriction on in order to remove competition between Ozark and Braniff Braniff carried more than half the Chicagobound pasengers out of Mason City this month Clough argues despite the necessity of changing to another plane at Wa Ther competition therefoie exists despite the restriction In the seven states Braniff has asked to be relieved of its north south service to Mason City which now connects at Waterloo with the Chicago plane Ozark has asked for the northsouth route North Central Airlines have asked to serve both the eastwest and north south routes down the steps of the north portico to greet Eden When the Prime Minister drove up to the White House Eden landed at National Airport at a m aboard the Presi dential plane Columbine III in Londonlike weather The Presidents plane picked him up in New York where the Prime Minister arrived Monday morning aboard the liner Queen Elizabeth Steady Ram Secretary of State Dulles headed a delegation on hand at the airport to greet Eden There was a SOUNDS BAD NICOSIA Cyprus thief Monday stole a gun from an Eng lish police sergeant while they were both drinking at a bac by side and riflemen stood at atten tion in a giant rectangle about the plane There had been a steady rain all There was no band and there were no guns on hand to do formal honors A British Embassy spokes man said when Eden was last here as foreign minister in 1954 there were no salutes fired and no band for Prime Minister Churchill with whom he came at that time The spokesman said that Eden had sent word he would like the same arrival arrangements as those made for Churchill At a news conference before de barking from the Queen Elizabeth Eden termed admirable tha Presidents reply to Soviet Premier Bulganins proposal for a 20year peace pact Bulganins move was regarded here as a propaganda effort and an attempt to steal a march on the EdenEisenhower conferences even before they began Spade Work Eisenhower turned down the Bul ganin proposal Saturday in a con ciliatory letter designed to smash the idea of a twoway deal between Moscow and Washington whila keeping open his personal contact with Bulganin British and American officials have1 done much spade work foe the talks particularly on the Mid dle Eastern situation Two weeks ago they deckled it was essential to get Israel and the Arab states into active negotiations early this year if the Middle East is to bo saved from a crisis later on Officials say that without an IsraeliArab peace it is difficult to see what actions can be taken effectively to spread of Communist influence and Soviet power in that petroleum center of the world Four Problems These problems include 1 Eden would like to relax trade controls and expand commerce with Red China andthe Commu nist bloc generally Eisenhower ij described as strongly opposed 2 Eden would like to bring tha long struggle over seating Red China in the United Nations to an end although he may not press tha issue forcefully since this is an election year here 3 Eden wants American support in his argument with Saudi Arabia over the Buraimi Oasis and sur rounding land which may product oil Eisenhower had resisted be coming deeply involved Thi United Stales has a huge invest ;