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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 5, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LX1I Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Seven a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 5 Tills Paper of Two One zn GM Hit by New Inquiry Monopoly on Buses WASHINGTON Justice Dept plans to file shortly a suit charging that General Motors has illegally gained aj position in thei manufacture of buses GM officials in Detroit declined comment on the announcement by Atty Gen Brownell Wednesday night that a civil antitrust suit will be filed in Federal court for eastern Michigan GMs share of the nations bus manufacturing business has been estimated by1 official sources at from 70 to 80 per cent Brownell said there were no political overtones in the move and that no it was not an at tempt to counter the claims by some Democrats that the Repub licans are the party of big busi No Advance Word In response to another question Brownell said there had been no advance word of the antitrust ac tion to his fellow cabinet mem ber Secretary of Defense Wilson who formerly headed GM He said the Justice Dept treats ev eryone alike Brownell chose as a forum for his announcement of the action traffic deaths passed the pre against GM a new TV program holiday estimate of 130 in tab called Press The ulations Thursday and appeared AH Wirephoto SMALL BUT Milano 4 feet 7 and his wife Trinidad 43 inches tall Thursday telephone friends about becoming the parents of a 4pound 7ounce girl at a Cleveland Ohio hospital The baby named Mary Ann was described as normal in every way 736 Traffic Deaths in Nation Top PreHoliday Prediction HjTHE PRESS Tht nations Fourth of July programs producer Martha Rountree has said the person featured each week will make some big news announcement be fore submitting to questions from 16 Washington correspondents All Media A reporter not on the TV panel Wednesday night asked Brownell after the show why he chose a commercially sponsored TV show as the occasion to make such a disclosure The reporter noted that Editor Publisher news paper trade magazine had criti cized the idea of holding up any important announcement for a commercial TV program Brownell replied that the gov ernment believes in telling its story to the people through all media of information news papers radio TV magazines andj so on Actually an Associated Press reporter had learned of the im pending GM action half an hour before the TV program went on the air although Miss Rountree evidently had taken pains to pre vent any advance headed for even higher marks The nation also had one death attributed to a fireworks acci same as in 195S This death occurred in Wyoming With scattered reports of fa talities still trickling in the traffic toll for the 30 hour period starting at 6 local time Tuesday and ending Wednesday midnight was 136 There also were 76 and 39 deaths from miscellaneous causes for an overall total of 251 Ned H Dearborn president of the National Safety Council compared the toll with the 128 deaths in the recent air disaster in the Grand Can yon saying We can only hope the nation is half as excited and horrified over this catastrophy as it was over the single more dramatic accident and that there is equal determination to see that such a needless holiday toll can nev er happen again Bad as it was it would have been even worse if police agen cies in general across the coun try had not gone all out to hold it Seek to Trap Kidnaper of 4WeekOld Baby State Road Toll m Below Estimate Inspect Drought Areas Benson Aide Adlai Here DES MOINES aide toi Secretary of Agriculture Bensonj eft Des Moines early Thursday to see if conditions in 36 Iowa counties warrant declaring them a major drought disaster area Robert P Hall of the LI S Department of Agriculture was accompanied on the first leg of the tour by Dean Floyd Andre of j Iowa State College Gov Leol Hoegh and other Iowa officials The lowans planned to show Hall evidences of drought damage in all the counties for which Gov Hoegh Monday asked the drought disaster designation Good Rains Ironically the tour was pre ceded fay substantial rains over much of the hardest hit drought first in more than a year at some points One question appeared to be whether the recent rains have re stored crops and pastures suffi ciently that Hall might not find enough justification for declaring drought disaster But Gov Hoegh said the rains would make little difference The rain will help corn and beans but its feed the farmers Hoegh said Hall said he preferred to re serve comment on conditions un til he has seen it sometime He will re port his findings directly to Ken neth L Scott director of the USDAs agricultural credit serv THE ASSOCIATED PRESS State GOP to HearThornton Dan Thornton former governor of Colorado will give the keynote address at the Republican state convention at the Veterans Me morial Auditorium in Des Moines on July 20 it was revealed Thurs day Last week National Chairman Leonard W Hall announced that Gov Thornton will serve as di rector of the national committees Agricultural Division with head quarters in Chicago Thornton will direct the activities of the Chicago office as well as its field force He himself plans nn exten sive speaking tour throughout farm states and one of his first appearances will be the Republi can State Convention According to Slate Chairman Don Pierson both of Iowas sen ators Bourke B Hickenlooper and Thomas E Martin as well as Governor Leo A Hoegh will also address the convention The delegates to the con vention were elected at the pri mary elections which were held throughout Ihc state on June 4 Iowa had a relatively safe and sane Fourth of July holiday on the states highways Only four traffic deaths were reported in Iowa for the period between noon Tuesday and midnight Wednesday State Safety Com missioner Clinton Moyer had predicted there would be at least nine deaths in the period unless lowans used reasonable caution There were no drownings reported in Iowa over the holidav Cool ices Another visitor in the state was Adlai Stevenson who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president He also planned a tour of the drought area Accompanied by his son Adlai the candidate arrived in Des Moines eatly Thursday by train and took off by automobile driven weather which reduced swimming to a minimum was Art Thompson editor of Wal in this jlaces FarmerTowa Homestead While the national traffic toll mounted beyond the fears of First planned stop of his party safety experts the trend of fatal mishaps in Iowa went the other way Only two fatal highway acci dents were reported for the period between 6 p m Tuesday and mid night Wednesday which was re garded as the most critical series of hours for traffic The latest traffic death reported was that of Betty Iva Finlay 26 Muscatine She was killed while driving alone about p m Wednesday near Buffalo on High way 61 Her car went out of con trol and rolled over three or more Umes Larry Joe Hoffman 20 Sigour ncy killed Tuesday night when a car in which he was riding with three teenagers went out of con trol on a curve on Highway 92 about 10 miles east of Oskaloosa Elrlon P Bishop 42 Des Moines and his wife Ethlyn 43 killed Tuesday afternoon when their car lowan Hurt in Crash at Clarion Norwood 34 Independence Thursday was in critical condition at a hospital here after a car driven by his wife failed to make a curve a commented and we didnt vote mile and a half west of town was the Amos Siglin farm near Seymour which is in Wayne County This is not far from the Missouri border The Siglins own and farm with their son Courtney 640 acres It was somewhat of a surprise to them Mrs Siglin said that Stev enson was routed their way We are not she and smashed into a railroad sig nal Wednesday Authoritfes said Norwood re ceived a skull fracture Mrs Norwood 29 was not injured The accident happened about 7 The Norwoods were headed east on Highway 3 The auto matic signal as well as the Nor wood car were heavily damaged for Stevenson in 1952 But we wil be glad to tell him what we Stevenson was to spend the night Thursday in a hotel in Cres ton He mil head for Omaha Friday and be there Friday night He re turns to Des Moines Saturday for a buffet dinner and conference with state Democratic leaders AP Wirephoto KIDNAP newsman looks over the covered patio at the rear of the ranch home of Mr and Mrs Morris Weinberger Westbury N from which their 4week old son Peter was kidnaped Wednesday A ransom note was left in the carriage Segregation Amendment Knocked Out BULLETIN WASHINGTON House knocked the antisegregation rider out of its school aid bill in a moment of parliamentary con fusionThursday but promptly put it back in WASHINGTON if The House voted Thursday to knock out the controversial antisegrega lion amendment to the school aid bill It did so in a vote providing for distribution of federal funds on the basis of income tax collec tions The vote which is subject to a roll call later was 122120 for an amendment offered by Rep winn This would author ize return to each state and terri tory of one per cent of the amount each pays to the federal treasury in individual and corporate in come tax The new system of distribution would apply for four years Apparently a number of repre sentatives did not realize that by substituting the whole section of the bill to which the Powell anti segregation amendment had been attached the Gwinn amendment knocked it out Rep Adam Clayton Powell Dj NY prepared to offer another amendment to restore the effect of the one removed The Gwinn amendment by plac ing the federal contribution on the More Evidence Found to Prove That AIRLINERS COLLIDED GRAND CANYON VILLAGE Ariz evidence that a TWA Super Constellation and a United Air Lines DC7 collided in flight before plunging into the Grand Canyon was uncovered Thursday in the wreckage of the UAL plane Two pieces of metal one a cowling from a motor of the UAL plane the other a piece of metal with red markings identical of that on TWA aircraft were found at the site of the DC7 The new evidence was uncovered by a helicopter crew which made a daring descent to a point 30 feet above the wreckage A second helicopter landing was made and a mountain climber Tom Batson Boulder was dropped at scene He was to aid a team of mountaineers attempting to reach Hie wreckage from the bot tom of the canyon Centennial Fete at Stacyville crowded bumper to bumper Wednesday for more than two miles south of this North Iowa community of 550 popu lation Theywere filled with passengers on their way to help the town organized by H I Stacy in 1856 celebrate its centennial From to persons jammed into Stacyville for the cele bration which coincided with the nations 180th Independence Day A parade of more than 100 units unusually elaborate for a commu nity of its size ied off the day The parade was headed by C Edward Miller and his educated horse Golden followed by a color guard and the towns bearded dignitaries including Mayor B F Adams Floats bands wagons buggies clowns queens and horsemen came after The procession lasted more than an hour After the parade a chicken and1 MINNEAPOLIS UP Jamesjham dinner was held at the St Ransom Sought Money Jeft Untouched WESTBURY 0l The deadline passed Thursday that a kidnaper had set for collecting ransom for a baby no payoff made and no sign of the child Nassau County Chief of Detec tives Styvesant Pinell said a ran som package had been left in a nearby garage as directed by the kidnaper but was not picked up Every instruction about leav ing the package was he said The victim 33dayold Peter Weinberger son of a welltodo wholesale druggist was snatched from the parents home Wednes day afternoon as he lay alone in a carriage on the patio The kidnapper left a note de manding by 10 Thurs day and threatening death to the child if it wasnt paid Pinell said the note was grammatical appar ently written by an educated per son Great Trouble He confirmed these published contents 1 hate to do this to you but I am in great trouble Dont notify the police I am not asking for a lot of money only what I need and I am very serious about As police put the whole subur ban vicinity under surveillance they at first sought to keep public reports of the search to a mini mum But the word of the inves tigation quickly swept the com munity Pinell said the ransom package envelope containing a packet of blank paper shaped like cur rency with real bills on the out untouched in the garage near the Weinberger home The child born June 2 was wearing a yellow and white flow ered kimona a yellow peaked cap and wrapped in a pink blan ket when he vanished between 3 and p m Wednesday Left Unattended The parents Mr and Mrs Mor ris Weinberger had left the baby alone on the patio for that inter val Taylor Gets Life for Slaying Bank Cashier Taylor Thursday was sentenced in federal court to life imprison ment for the slaying of Thief River Falls Bank Cashier Ken jneth Lindbergh last November basis of taxes paid would provide Hc was sentenced to life impris more school construction funds for states like New York whose individual and corporate residents are heavy income tax contribu tors onment on the first count of the fourcount indictment and to 10 years each on third and fourth counts The second count was dismissed skidded on a wet pavement on Highway G near Brooklyn while they were cnroute home from1 Cedar Rapids The three youths in the car with Hoffman were taken to an Oska loosa hospital Hoffman had been under indict ment for manslaughter in Keokuk County for an accident near Sig ourney last Jan 9 which took the life of Mrs Earl H Morgan 31 Betlenclorf This accident hap pened when Hoffmans car col lided with a station wagon Marys Visitation Catholic Church During the interval be fore the afternoon program thou sands looked at the historical dis plays in the store windows along Broad Street Others attended the allday carnival in the city park Meyer Wins Meyer won a baseball game from Johnsburg 63 on the Visitation ball diamond in the af At a news conference Pinell said a formula for the babys feeding would soon be given out Asked if the baby wouldnt be ex tremely hungry already he said If the child is There was a mystifying de velopment at when a man believed to be Weinberger left the fashionable home and placed a brown manila envelope at the base of a tree about 100 feet from the house Then the man walked around the block and returned to the house as he had left it by way of the back door Only two persons went any where near it Between and a taxi carrying a woman OOV DAN THORNTON SAME Black means I r if tic death in 24 hours CLEAR LAKE CELEBRATES Despite threatening weather thousands journeyed to Clear Lake July 4 to watch the parade in the morning and the show in the evening The Rotary Club float accompanied by the North Iowa Shrine Club clowns and followed by the Clear Lake Junior Drum and Bugle Corps parade down Main Avenue The bleachers were filled and thousands more watched from the beach docks and boats during the eve ning show and fireworks ment about 10 or 15 feet from the envelope then drove away ternoon The children were passed along the street three treated to an oldfashioned park times and seemed to slow up Be jpastime of races and contests tween and a woman with prizes for the winners Jin an automobile halted a mo Golden Lady was put through her paces in an exhibition on the park tennis courts and the after noon was rounded out with the in troduction of visiting celebrities and a program of professional acts Crowned Queen Barbara Smith daughter of Margaret Smith was crowned queen of the celebration by Mayor Adams in the evening Her at tendants were Janet Halback and Betty Thome Jerome Bucky Hcimer Stacy ville filling station manager won the beard growing contest More than 100 persons had their ers judged More than 50 women participated in the Sistersofthe Swish style show Diplomatic judges said the costumes all were elegant and declared the contest a tie Bowery dancing with music by the Kufuss Brothers and a fire works display rounded out the cel ebration The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy through Friday Chance of thun dershowers Thursday night Lit warmer Friday Low Thurs day night 5860 High Friday 75 80 Iowa Partly cloudy through Fri day Chance of a few thunder showers extreme north Thurs day night Little warmer day time temperatures Low Thurs day night 6068 Minnesota Cloudy and cooler GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Thursday Maximum Wednesday 65 Minimum Wednesday night 53 At 8 a m Thursday 63 Precipitation 01 inch YEAR AGO Maximum fi Minimum ;