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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 9, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Daily Newspaper Edited for tht MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI Associated Preu and United Frew Full Seven a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 9 1955 Thlj Paper Consists of Two One No 234 Bodies Found of 2 Drowned in River IN DISASTER HOAX 2 Youths Held in Mystery of Fishing Boat Blue Star WOODMERE N Y WVTwo youths were held early Saturday as police unravelled the mystery of the fishing boat Blue Star An SOS signal purportedly coming from the vessel sent coast guard rescue craft on a search of the Atlantic early Thursday Nassua County police said one of the youths a 21yearold former crewman on a commercial fishing boat admitted that he beamed distress signal to show his A I jr 17yearold pal how a real radio Appeal for Peace Signed by Einstein Bertrand Russell Reveals Document By MILTON MARMOR LONDON Just before his death Albert Einstein and eight other eminent scientists signed an appeal to world rulers to end war lest nuclear weapons destroy man kind Bertrand Russell the 83yearold British philosopher who is now an earl drew up the manifesto He disclosed its wording and the de tails connected with its signature at a news conference attended by 200 persons Russell said he received Ein steins signature to the a day before the propounder of the theory of relativity died in the United States on April 18 Einstein called Russell the dictator of the Write 20 Russell wrote to 20 scientists in volved in nuclear work on both The older youth was identified as Thomas Maldona of East Rocki away N laid off six weeks ago from the fishing boat St Jo seph ThirdDegree Burglary His companion was George Teen of Oceanside N Y j Police said the youths who broke into the radio shack of the St Joseph were charged with a thirddegree They are expected to be turned over for prosecution by the Feder al Communications Commission as soon as a warrant is obtained from a federal judge Under commission regulations a hoaxer faking a disaster at sea faces a fine a year in prison or both Was Sinking The distress signal said the 40 foot fishing boat Blue Star was sinking with 21 persons aboard after striking a strange object 30 miles off Barnegat N J The message said a boiler room explosion set the boat ablaze blocking access to JUtepreservers The last radio telephoned message said tersely that the Blue Star was going down and a foreign sub marine was picking up survivors Coast Guard air and sea craft patrolled some square miles of the sea in the area pinpointed in the message oil slick and a only to find an torn unmarked uuu U UUUJalJVCU sides of the iron curtain seekingjijfejacket bobbing in the water approval of document was necessarily an indica eight signed Nine said no three never answered The statement drafted for gov ernment leaders of tie major pow ers said Here which then is the problem we present to you stark and dreadful and inescapable tion of a disaster the coast guard said Cost SCENE OF This is the spot where Enoch Nick Kaloplastos 21 and Norman Pheil 16 drowned while swimming late Friday afternoon The two men were swimming in the river The body of Kaloplastos was re covered early Saturday morning Rescue operations for the men continued until 11 p m Friday night Firemen are shown in a boat probing near the dam where they believe the men were caught by the strong undercurrent Whitfield Asks to Be Withdrawn In Nomination for AEC Post WASHINGTON ttVAllen Whit field Friday asked President Ei senhower to withdraw his nomina tion to be a member of the Atomic Energy Commission The President is expected to withdraw it next week The White House said Whitfields letter making the request arrived after President Eisenhower had left for a visit at his Gettysburg farm The substance of the letter was telephoned to the President and The search which cost the govthe President was said to have re ernment was called rpcrrDt after 30 hours when it was ascer tained that all boats listed as the ceived the request with regret Under Fire Whitfield Des Moines attorney 11 shall we put an end to tie numanjBIue Star were accounted for no and a Republican has Teen under Or shall mankind renounce submarine was in the area and fire by some members of the Sen that no call from rplntivoc m race war The threepage statement said In view of the fact that in any future war nuclear weapons will certainly be employed and that such weapons threaten the con tinued existence of mankind we urge the governments of the world to realize and to acknowledge publicly that their purposes can not be furthered by a world war and we urge them consequently to find peaceful means for settle ment of all matters of dispute be fwecn j Geneva Conference j Russell who was one of thcl signers issued the statement at a news conference just nine days before the British French Russian and U S leaders met at Geneva to discuss ways of easing world tension in the Hbomb age He said he was sending copies to all the powerful governments of the world said the document will not face this alternative be cause it is so difficult to abolish The scientists said that people in the Hbomb era ask the ques lies before us if we chose continual progress in happi ness knowledge and wisdom shall we instead choose death because we cannot forget our quar rels that no calls from relatives were received by the coast guard The search was finally written off as a hoax with Cmdr James Doyle of Coast Guard headquar ters here making this comment What wed like to say or do to the person who would do such a thing is As Human Beings We are speaking on this occa sion not as members of this or that nation continent or creed but as human beings members of the species man whose continued ex existence is in the state ment added The world is full of conflicts and overshadowing all minor con flicts the titanic struggle between Communism and antiCommu In addition to Russell and Ein stein the signatories to the docu ment included Prof P W Bridgman of Har vard Nobel prize winner for physics Prof H J Muller formerly a professor in Moscow and India and now at Indiana University j Loyal Laotian Forces Take Red Positions SAIGON Indochina Laotian forces have recaptured po sitions overrun by Communistled rebels deep in the junglecovered mountains of the Indochinese king dom and sent the Reds reeling in retreat toward the east Laotian officials said Saturday The counter attack was spear headed by paratroopers rushed to the threatened area by plane Fri day They were supported by local national forces Laotian officials said the loyal forces were identified as members of Redorganized PathetLao Free Laos movement which was nized to fight guerrilla his nomination0 has been against the French during the Indochinese war The rebels struck in the region of Muong Peun in the Sam Neuva province some 60 miles south of Communist North Viet Nam The officials said a large force of national troops were dis patched to the provinces of Sam Neuva and Xieng Khoang to pre vent the rebels from regaining the recaptured territory RECOVER workers help remove the body of Norman Pheil 16 from the Winnebago River early Saturday morning Pheil drowned while swimming in the river near the bridge on highway 65 Shown helping in the work are to right Highway Patrolmen Dick Hahn and Howard Miller Jerry Goodnow Mason City and Cerro Gordo County Coroner Dr J E Christopherson ateHouse Atomic Energy Commit tee since his nomination to the AEC was first made last March 16 Although Murray Snyder assis tant White House press secretary said only that the President would take appropriate action next week it was regarded as certain the President would withdraw the nomination Whitfield wrote the President that it appeared that if confirmed his service might involve the AEC in political controversy for which I would be made to feel responsible and which I am confident you did not intend that important agency to Soul Searching he added I have concluded that at whatever cost to myself I should request you to withdraw my nomination I have reached this decision after much soul searching I am deeply obliged for the evidence of your goodwill and shall always be grateful to you for In advance of the White House disclosure Sen G o DTenn had said he was informed there was a strong probability Eisen hower would withdraw the nomi nation No Hearing In his letter Whitfield told the President that during the four WEDDING PLANNED HOLLYWOOD star Dorothy Kirsten and Dr John Douglas French Los Angelesborn neurosurgeon said Saturday they will be married July 18 in the Con gregational Church in nearby San Marino pending the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy has not accorded him a hearing In the interval he said he had been made the vic t i m of insinuations which have been widely circulated by sources unknosvn to He said he received a letter from Sen Anderson chairman of the joint committee asking de tailed replies to many questions some of a most extraordinary and many of them requir ing him to reveal affairs of per sons who are my ROCK COOLING CANTANIA Sicicily hot melted rock which threatened to erupt from steaming Mt Etna has started to scientists from Canlania University said Saturday GRIM EVIDENCE Harold Marsh Mason City fireman holds two towels left in a build ing near the river Kaloplastos shoes and socks were left in his car near the bridge ATTLEES IN MISHAP LONDON Labor ite Prime Minister Clement Attlee and his wife were involved in a collision of their car and a bus Friday They escaped injury SAME News in Brief CARGO TOO HOT MILWAUKEE Wis Milwaukee Harbor Commission decided that a cargo of clay destined for the strikebound Kohler Co of Kohler was too hot to handle The decision not to unload the Norwegian freighter Fossum removed the threat of a general strike in the Milwaukee area IKE TO SPEAK WASHINGTON President Eisenhower will make a television radio speech to the nation next Friday night on the Big Four Sum mit Conference and what he hopes to accomplish there He will speak for 15 minutes shortly before he takes off by plane at p m for Geneva WASHINGTON investigators arranged to make public Saturday a special report prepared by investment banker Adolphe H WenzelL Democrats said it would show Wenzell helped formulate President Eisenhowers public power policy ELLSWORTH DISAPPEARS LAS VEGAS Nev man Frank Ellsworth has dis appeared taking with him a mysterious fortune of in cash Investigators for the Internal Revenue Department sought to question Ellsworth 36 soon after he was freed and his money re turned by police Friday night s DISABILITY DISCHARGES OAKLAND Calif UflThe Navy said Saturday that two of the seven crewmen of a patrol bomber shot down by Russian MIGs June 23 will get disability discharges and pensions Winnebago Claims Enoch Kaloplastos and Norman Pheil The bodies of two swimmers who were apparently caught in the treacherous undercurrent near a dam in the Winnebago River north of Mason City were recovered Sat urday morning Enoch Nick Kaloplastos 21 and Norman Pheil 16 went for a cooling swim late Friday afternoon near the Sugar Beet bridge on Highway 65 near the American Crystal Refining Co They are believed to have been caught by the strong under current caused by the water flow ing over the dam Both bodies were found about 300 feet downstream from the dam Pheils body was recovered about mother a sister Airs Russell Elizabeth Glassel Mason City two aunts Mrs Jacob Franke and Mrs James Shoevin both of Ma son City and four uncles Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery Funeral arrangements are pend a m Saturday morning Resjing for Kaloplastos The body is at cue teams found Kaloplastos body the McAuley Funeral Home about 11 a m Mason City firemen were called o the scene about p m Fri day Rescue operations were start ed immediately Police sheriffs deputies highway patrolmen and volunteer workers from Clear Lake and Mason City assisted in the rescue Heard Cries Mrs George Barrett who lives about 100 yards north of the river ieard the screams for help from river about Friday Her husband ran to the river He ADDITIONAL PHOTO PAGE 14 said he saw a hand in the water in the middle of the stream about 15 yards below the dam Barrett immediately ran to the Pennington Grocery in Winnebago Heights and summoned help But by the time neighbors arrived back at the river there was no trace of the two men Mason City firemen probed the river from boats until darkness but could find no trace of the missing men Sheriffs deputies and volunteer workers continued the search until 11 but were forced to quit because of darkness and the danger of snags and sunken logs upsetting their own boat i Search Continues j Charles City Boy Killed by Gravel Truck CHARLES CITY City county and state authorities Saturday were still investigating the death of Russell E Starkey 8 Charles City who was killed by a green graveltruck Friday The driver of the truck remains unknown According to neighbors Russell who was the son of Mr and Mrs Harry Theodore Starkey was run over by the truck as it backed out of a driveway on 20th Ave He was on his bicycle at the time They said they believed the driver first warned the boy not toride bis bi cycle in the driveway and drove off unaware of the accident The boy was discovered imme diately afterward on the street with a broken neck and crushed skull Officials said that numerous green trucks answering the des cription by neighbors have been hauling crushed rock in the area during the past week Funeral services will be held in The search continued Saturday the Hauser Funeral Home Charles morning Pheils body was recovjcity at 2 Monday with the ered at a m about 300 A C Wegner of the below the dam Pheils mother Rose and Kalo plastos wife Betty both watched operations from the bridge Friday night Kaloplastos car was parkec next to the bridge Two towels were hanging in a building next to he river Kalaplastos shoes were still in the car His wife said both he men changedin o bathing suits before they left home They are neighbors in Winnebago Heights Good Swimmer Neighbors said that young PheiJ was a good swimmer and that ic often swimming near the dam They speculated that he tried U S Settles Dispute Over 3 Officers WASHINGTON tfThe United States has quietly settled its latest diplomatic dispute with Russia over three American Army offi cers expelled from the Soviet Union The State Department appar ently to keep the incident from disturbing prospects for the Big Four summit conference has ac cepted Russias right to order the hrce embassy aides out of the country Three replacements for the men all assistant Army attaches will be named however with the ex pectation Russia will agree to ac credit them for the American Em bassy in Moscow The name of one of the men has already gone forward for ap proval it was learned but inform ants did not disclose his name The whole incident and its after math have been handled without publicity obviously in an effort to keep the affair from mushroom ing into a major disagreement at this time The State Department confirmed the incident only after details had become known FEAR FOR COFFEE RIO DE JANEIRO growers feared Saturday that the cold snap may cause frost damage to their vast crops PHEIL KALOPLASTOS to save Kaloplastos who reported ly was not an experienced swim mer when the man in the undercurrent the bridge Boats and motors from got caught underneath Clear Lake were called in to assist in the rescue operations Clear Lake volunteer helpers included Roger Peterson Jim Wolfe Don Madsen Church of the Open Bible officiat ing Burial will be at the Riverside Cemetery Russell is survived by his par ents brothers Jack Steven and Garry and a sister Barbara Luncheon Is Planned for Capt Fischer WASHINGTON Iowa congressional delegation plans a luncheon next Monday for Capt Harold Fischer Swea City Iowa Air Force pilot who was shot down in the Korean War and held prisoner by the Chinese Com munists for several years Fischer released with three other pilots some weeks ago re turned to this country and has spent recent weeks with his par ents in Swea City Rep Dolliver RIowa said Fischer is coming here for confer ences at the Pentagon about re assignment with the Air Force Dolliver arranged the luncheon BULLETIN HONG KONG The Hong Kong government announced Sat urday that the three turncoaf Red China will cross the Chi neseHong Kong border Sunday afternoon About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy Iowa Scattered thunderstorms and Hal Raster Jerry Goodnow j Americans now seeking to leave from Mason City also helped The boats came from Rasters Rove and Bayside Boat Livery Spectators lined the bridge and the sides of the stream throughout the rescue operations Pheil is the son of Norman Pheil i whose body was found in Wil low Creek east of Mason City Feb 28 1951 The older Pheil had been missing about a month when his A lhc Um th Minnesota Mostly fair Globe Gazette Weather Data up to 8 Satur day Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Gordo County coroner said t appeared as if his body had been n the water a considerable time was separated from his family at the time Kaloplastos was em ployed at the Mike Davis Furnace Co in Mason City Pheil worked as a carpenters helper Rites for Pheil will be held Mon day at 2 p m in the Colonial Fu neral Home He is survived by hiii SHOWERS 94 67 73 78 61 ;