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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 3, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE THAT MAKES A tt NORTH I 0 W A N Nil fi H I O R S HOME EDITION VOL LXtl Decision Reached on Bases Philippines Gains Rights MANILA United States Tuesday acknowledged complete sovereignty of the Philippines over all U S military bases in this Island republic A joint U S Philippine an nouncement was issued here shortly after Vice President Nixon arrived to represent President Ei senhower Wednesday at the 10th anniversary celebration of Pfiilip pine independence The United States now operates three major bases in the islands Air Force Base and the Sangley and Subic naval installa tions There are also four minor installations Joint Statement A joint statement issued by President Ramon Magsaysay and Nixon said The United States since inde pendence of the Philippines has always acknowledged the sover eignty of the Philippines over bases and he reaffirmed full rec ognition of such Philippines sov ereignty over them The United States will trans fer and turn over to the Philip pines all title papers and title claims held by the United States to all land areas used either in the past or presently as military bases except those areas which mayr now or will be used by United States for diplomatic and consular The statement was issued after a conference between Magsaysay and Nixon The announcement supercedes mn opinion rendered by Atty Gen Herbert Brownell in 1953 which asserted the United States still has title to bases acquired before independence on July 4 1946 Expand Basts U S officials have expressed the desire to expand the facilities at the base in the Philippines to make them capable of handling modern equipment with long range striking power president of a na tion which is linked with the United States in the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization has said he is in favor of expansion once the ownership issue is straightened out Nixon issued a separate state ment declaring This is a decisive step in our mutual effort toward achieving our objective of removing all pos sible causes of misunderstanding between our two peoples on this question ofbases This statement shows what can be accomplished when two friends sit down and frankly discuss their differ Nixon received a rousing wel come and full military honors when he arrived with his wife freu ind United Press Full Wires Seven t Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 3 1956 This Paper Consists at Two 2M Find Positive Indication That Airliners Collided GRAND CANYON Ariz ffi An Air Force officer said Tuesda there was a positive indication that the two airliners whic crashed 128 persons to death i the Grand Canyon had collided i flight Capt Byrd Ryland head of a air search and rescue unit from March AFB said the evi dence pointing to a collision con sisted of paint scratches found o pieces of a TWA Super Constella tion The Constellation and a United President in Return to Golf Game Patricia aboard n miltiary air transport plane at International airport His plane touched down at the Manila Airport after a flight from Agana Guam The Philippines is Nixons first stop on his tour He also will visit Viet Nam and Formosa Rains Cover South State By UNITED PRESS Hard rains fell over parts of southern Iowa Monday and early Tuesday improving the outlook for corn and soybean crops Lamoni received another inches of precipitation raising its twoday total to 5V4 inches Ot tumwa had inches Albia 2 92 Fairfield 58 Osceola 58 and Council Bluffs 16 Agriculture officials said the Iowa rains were especially bene ficial to row crops although pas tures and oats in many southern counties are too far gone to de rive any benefit Gov Leo Hoegh acted Monday to have 33 counties in southern and western Iowa declared drought disaster areas so farm ers could graze land included in the soil bank reserve acres pro gram Although the rainfall ocurred in an area that has been hit hardest bi drought Officials pointed out the water table was still danger ously low in some places A few ponds and reservoirsbegan accu mulating water but hard rains still needed to return the to normal GETTYSBURG Pa WPresi dent Eisenhower chalked up an other first Tuesday He got out on his putting green and look about 20 practice first golf he has had since his opera tion White House Press Secretary James C Hagerty said the Presi dent spent about a halfhour on the putting green trying shots up to about 30 feet This physical activity came dur ng a morning in which he also put in some licks at White House aaper work He conferred for an hour with his staff and signed nine bills received from Congress One bill provides for paying the Vatican for accidental bombing damage inflicted by airmen on church property at the summer retreat of Pope Pius XII Castelgondolfo in World War The bill says the bombs were dropped inadvertently on the papal domain in the course of at tacks on legitimate military tar gets The money is in compensa tion for the loss of several lives as well as the property damage Wednesday the Fourth of July shapes up as an uneventful day for the President in his fourth day of convalescence here from his June 9 intestinal operation No official visitors are on the schedule though Maj Gen Leon ard D Heaton the surgeon who performed the operation is at the Eisenhower farm as a persona guest Air Lines DC7 smashed into near by buttes in the canyon Saturday A collision had been the general presumption since the first wreckage was spotted Saturday night The first official report to sub stantiate this belief came shortly after the last remains of victims were removed from the TWA wreckage I saw positive indicationsof collision in flight at the TWA crash Ryland said Questioned about the evidence tie said he saw paint tie said he did not see any pro that pain found on metal never before been a fatal colli sion of two commercial airliners Ryland who said he had studied wreckage of 500 plane crashes In five years of search and rescue work reported scratches were scraps believed to have been torn off the belly of the TWA plane They were blue paint scratches Uniteds colors are blue and white while TWA planes are painted red and white Ryland said the evidence was strong enough that the boys are going down Wednesday and cut the pieces out and bring them Wil Air son Is Firm on P r r peller marks on the TWA wreckback age i Ryland also said he discovered Jack Parshall Civil A e r ojthat wreckage was scattered over nautics examiner refused coma 10mile area indicating the ment on Rylands statement or one also made by Coroner Shelby McCauley that the planes lided The CAA says there col has About The Weather City Partly cloudy and little change in temperature through Wednesday Low Tues day night 5863 High Wednes day 8285 owa Cloudy through Wednes day with scattered showers and thunder storms Not much tern perature change except warmer southeast Wednesday L o Tuesday night in 60s Minnesota Cloudy and showers GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 Maximum Monday Minimum Monday night At 8 Tuesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum TWA plane broke up in the Recovery crews after finishing their work where the Constalla tion crashed turned their attention to attempts to reach the more in accessible peak on which ruins of the DC7 are scattered Military helicopter crews brav ing treacherous winds a narrow canyon neck and sharp rocky peaks flew out a total of 26 olive drab rubber bags containing re mains of an undetermined num ber of the 70 victims aboard the Constellation Frank Bush TWA vice presi dent who combed through the wreckage said he didnt have the faintest idea how many bod ies the 26 sacks represent 81 55 70 88 71 Reaching the TWA wreckage was a difficult dangerous job Getting to what is left of the DCT is even more so A section of the United plan was discovered in the Colorad River feet below the rim o Uie canyon and bodyrecover teams picked up two bundles o corpses badly mangled an burned A search continued fo more remains in and along th river 130 Deaths Over Holiday Seen CHICAGO MVTraffic accidents may kill 130 persons over the Fourth of July holiday the Na tional Safety Council estimates The council and the Internation al Assn of Chiefs of Police said that rigid law enforcement could tielp hold the toll to no more than 80 the normal toll for a Wednes day in early July On Memorial Day also on a Wednesday there were 109 traffic deaths An Associated Press sur vey taken for comparative pur poses showed that on a nonholi day period from 6 June ID to midnight June 20 there were 66 traffic deaths VICTIMS RECOVERBDPortions of bodies of who pushed in the crash Saturday of two airlhSw c earned in a rubber bagone of many hauled out of the Crash scene Monda3 by Army helicopter Polish Rebs Go on Trial Executions Are Denied BERLIN A The Red Polish rulers of purge ridden Poznan Tuesday put on trial the first of the rebel workers jailed after last weeks bloody threeday revolt A responsible Communist offi cial arriving from Poznan said the workers were taken from pris on and put before secret police courts But the Communists added that he police trials were only for secondary violators among the lundreds of rebel workers jailed by the Communist security forces No Executions I know of no executions that have taken he said He added that during his stay in Poz non he had been in contact with Polish officials The Communist who is not a Pole himself asked that his name and nationality be withheld Two Danish businessmen who reached Berlin from Poznan Tuesday morning told newsmen that the terrorized city was full of rumors and one of them is that some executions of workers took place as early as June day after the revolt began But we never heard anything to confirm these one of the Danish businessmen said Poznan now is the place where you can pick up any kind of ru mor you Officials Criticized Other Western businessmen on the last and only train to Berlin for the day said they heard noth ing of any executions The trials came as Polands rul ing Communist Party cracked down on lax and cowardly offi cials charged with failing to head off the Poznan revolt ADN the official news agency of Communist East Germany said Polish leaders had launched investigations to find out why par ty members in Poznan displayed such a lack of It said they were not prepared to coun teract the planned provocation in Trybuna Ludu official organ of the Polish Workers Communist party ripped into party officers jit said scampered to safety when the uprising exploded Thursday and did not return from hiding until order had been The attacks by the Communist organs indicated the Polish Com munist hierachy jolted badly by the Poznan upheaval was hunting for scapegoats A FRIENDLY CHATBig Russian soldiers awe for this kilted laddie Jimmy McBride 5 during a in the Whitehall area of London The uniformed Soviets are members of a Russian Array choir and dance troupe currently playing at a London theater PROBLEMS DISCUSSED Lehigh Strike Goes On Meeting Fails The strike continues at the Lehigh Portland Cement Companys plant in Mason City Ameeting of the United Cement Lime and Gypsum Workers local union held Monday night failed to produce the back to work vote for which some of the members had hoped The meeting was called in conformance to the union rule that a petition by 10 per cent of the membership can call a special meeting at any time The standup vote on whether or not to continue the strike in the face of the companys unchanged position failed to pass by a margin of 126 to 39 An Hope Refreshment Stand Will Help Cut Crash Tol CLARION Somefhing new in the way of accident preven tion over the Fourth of July holiday is being triad in Wright County A refreshment stand has been buiJt at the junction of High ways 3 and five miles east of Clarion coffee and do nuts will be served to motorists from 1 Tuesday tw 9 Thursday The plan is being sponsored by Wright County sheriffs office and the automobile in surance agents of Wright Coun ty We that it will encour age drivers to take a rest so they will more said Sheriff Robert Blecker This mean fewer to make the balloting secret was ruled out According to James P Wil liams Chicago international rep resentative the net effect of the meeting was to knit the local members more closely together and clear the Problems connected with the strike were discussed Much of the outcome of the lo cal strike now depends on the result of negotiations which will begin Tuesday at the Lehigh Port land Cement plant in Metaline Falls Williams declared He said that the Army Corps of Engineers has asked federal me diators to try again for a settle ment of the strike there to salisfj government cement contracts Cites Agreement An agreement now exists be tween the two locals he said to stay out until their demands both have won CLAIM PAUKER DEAD LONDON UP The Man hester Guardian said Monday iat Ana purged Roman m Communist leader has been ead and buried for month f The Lehigh Company has a to tal of 14 plants 12 of which re newed their contracts between April 1 and June 1 The Mason City installation and the one in Washington are the only ones now on strike Some of the plants have recontracted without a change in the company training program The meeting Monday was called as a result of a petition contain ing 39 signatures which asked a vote on returning to work The petition presented to E a r n i e Ward president of the local was the first to be circulated by mem bers since the strike began It was reported that two of the men had removed their names after it was submitted Signed by Wives Frank Kodak chairman of the strike committee reported that two of the signers were women and at union headquarters it was revealed that two of the wives had signed the back to work move when their husbands were absent Strikers have now begun to re ceive strike pay of S7 a week Some of the members also are re ceiving checks from a voluntary strike fund which was established at the plant in April These checks are in varying amounts governed by the amount of money the worker paid into the fund When contacted at union head quarters Tuesday Ward said are very pleased with the way the local merchants and businessmen are supporting us in this strike and very thankful for the dona tions we have Retired Farmer Dies When Struck by Auto GREENFIELD UP Peter Welsch 75 retired Greenfield farmer was killed Monday after noon when he was struck by a car on Highway 25 within the Greenfield city limits Deputy Sheriff Harl Dorsey said Welsch had waited at the curb for a southbound truck to pass then walked into the path of a northbound car driven by Marion Ray Hess 41 Afton Hess was not held Refuses to Make Apology Sen Jackson Is Target WASHINGTON UP Defense Secretary Charles E Wilson re fused Tuesday to apologize to tha Senate for his recent phony remark Instead he said certain senators owe him an apology Testifying before senators in vestigating air power Wilson spe ciflcally named Sen Henry M Jackson DWash as one who owes him an apology Jackson has been one of the sharpest critics of the administra tions defense policies and helped push through a 900milliondollar increase in Air Force funds that Wilson had labelled as Raising Taxes The secretary who said he was misunderstood or partly mis quoted on the phony remark suggested at the time that some people interested in increasing the defense budget were not inter ested in raising the taxes to pay the bill Jackson asked Wilson in cross examination Tuesday if be feels he owes an apology to Con gress for his remarks I do Wilson said in loud firm voice It would net be out of order for certain senators to apologize to Who do you mean Jackson asked You are one of Wilson said Reads Copy Wilson reading from the tran script of the controversial news conference at which he made the remark said he was not sorry about his phony remark but sorry about the interpretation placed on What he had intended to say in a somewhat offhand remark he said was that any idea he was trying to stave off more money was a Wilson eased tension near the end of three days of questioning by some quips Jackson told Wilson he held no bitterness toward him adding that all persons made mistakes or said the wrong thing in the hot Washington temperature Apparently Im not properly house Wilson said as the crowd of defense officials and spectators roared Chairman Symington DMo told Wilson his testimony was in consistent and contrary to the sworn testimony of other top de fense leaders and military ex perts Symington and Jackson insisted that some 800 million dollars added to defense funds by5 con gressional Democrats must ba used immediately to purchase more B52s to keep ahead of So viet Russian air power DISPLAY FLAG AT TOUR HOME ON FOURTH OF JULY Independence Day July 4 is perhaps our greatest national holiday Take American flag out of the closet now and place it where yow will remember to bang it outdoors Wednesday morning Monona Boy Killed Under Farm Wagon MONONA Barn hard 8yearold son of Mr and Mrs Gordon Barnhard of near here was killed Monday when run over by a farm wagon Au thorities said the boy was help ing his father gather hay bales on the farm of Gene Ferguson north of town when he either fell or jumped from the wagon STRIKE CONTINUES CLINTON UP Picketing moved into the third day Tuesday at the Clinton Corn Processing Co with workers off their jobs SAMI ;