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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 12, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for th United Pmi Full Wlrw MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGH10RS HOME EDITION CuU Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 12 W5 Thii Paper of Two 234 Sioux Cityans Outraged Over Slaying Ike Plans Reports on Talks Meets With Lawmakers WASHINGTON Elsenhower Tuesday promised R publican and Democratic leader of Congress that he will mak frequent progress reports on th Big Four summit conference Geneva next week The White House announced tha the President also told a group o 25 legislative leaders at a Whit House conference that he will giv them an appraisal of the ac complishments of the Big Four meeting when it is over The lawmakers conferred wit Eisenhower and Secretary of Stat John Foster Dulles for nearly tw hours on plans for the momentou conference opening in Geneva Monday The leaders reported genera unanimity of views at the meeting House Republican Leader Josepi W Martin Mass said every one was hopeful that some gooc will come out of the Endorse Statement Speaker Sam Rayburn Tex told newsmen that everyone pres ent unanimously subscribed to a brief White House statement sum marizing the meeting and disclos ing the Presidents pledge to make frequent reports on the Geneva 1 talks The statement said the President and Dulles outlined the issues the United States expects to arise a the Big Four meeting the atti tudes in which the delegatioi will approach the ant the international developments the past few months bearing on the matters expected to be con sidered the No de tails were given After the briefing the White House said there was a full anc free question and answer Lawmakers leaving the meeting said no sharp differences of view were expressed Not Public The leaders were assured by the the White House said of frequent progress reports for the duration of the conference and of an appraisal of its accom plishment at its Murray Snyder acting White House press secretary said prog ress will be cabled to the congres sional leaders from Geneva and will give the impressions and views of both the President and secretary of state He said they will be for the information of the leaders and will not be made pub lic at the time of receipt Snyder said the general apprais al provided the congressmen at the conclusion of the conference also probably will not be made public But he said he feels sure there will be a public accounting to the American people in some form or another Snyder declined to reveal the views outlined by the President at the bipartisan congressional meet ing He was asked whether the bipartisan resolution expressing hope that the Soviet satellites might some day be free intro duced Monday in the senate had come up at the meeting AP Wirephoto GABLE WEDS Clark Gable and Kay Williams Spreckles were married Monday at Minden Nev in a ceremony that surprised even their friends This photo was taken last Oc tober at the Thunderbird Golf Club at Palm Springs The wed ding was third Gabled fifth her New Academy for Air Force Is Dedicated DENVER OB The Air Force Academy opened its doors to the first class of 306 cadets Monday amid salutes from roar ing bombers the snap of mar tial music and inspirational words of Air Force leaders Secretary of the Air Force Har old E Talbott told the cadets and invited guests at Lowry Air Base that it is to the human ele ment that the Air Force Academy is dedicated and especially to the leadership we must if our country is to Honor guards from the Naval Academy at Annapolis and the Military Academy at West Point paraded in review The air cadets dressed in khaki trousers and shirts with Air Force blue caps and epaulets They marched with precision into the dedication area taxiway at Lowry temporary headquar ters of the academy until its permanent home is ready at Colorado Springs in 1957 The cadets enrolled at the academy early Monday and in the hours before the dedication ceremonies were hastily drilled by second lieutenants from the staff at West Point The 15th Air Force paraded its might through the skies to signal opening of the dedication In cluded were seven B36s 18 B47s and 24 F84F Thunderstreak jet Fighterbombers In Washington meanwhile the Appropriations Commit tee called forjan abrupt halt to all construction work on the acad emy project The committee said t wants the architectural design which has come in for much criticism more firmly estab ished before any more money s spent v House Group Turns Down Request for Free Serum BOND ISSUE OKD CRESTON Monday pproved a school bond sue for construction of a new unior high school and a new About The Weather Mason City Fair and mild Iowa Fair and warm FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 48 degrees above normal Normal high 62 north to 65 south Warming trend early in period otherwise little change in temperature Precipitation will average to inch locally in thundershowers Scattered show ers west portion beginning of peri od spreading eastward into east portion by weekend Minnesota Somewhat warmer Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Tues day Maximum 80 Minimum At 8 73 YEAR AGO Maximum 92 Minimum 73 SUNNY grade school The vote was to 579 Curfew at Air Base Is Ordered WICHITA FALLS Tex pard Air Force Base ordered a 9 curfew for the airmen and officers at the base after gang fights and nearfights broke ou during the weekend between civil an teenagers and military men There was no indication of when the curfew ordered Monday nighl will be lifted Nor was it clear what the rival gangs were fighting about Only one casualty has an airman was slashed and beaten at a city park a week ago But the Vichita Falls Record News said no ingle incident set off the tension which began building up about 10 ays ago Carrying Weapons Authorities said they were tipped hat both airmen and civilian teen gers began carrying weapons in cluding pistols Sunday Col Melvin S Hollidge deputy iase commander said the latest ncident occurred Sunday night be a baseball park and 50 air men were Authorities say they discovered that another gang fight was set for next Friday Last Friday at least 200 airmen and civilians inlfled arotaifl at Bd evue Park until dispersed by very available police officer on uty Police said the teenagers had athered to have a brawl and irmen admitted they had come to ight Isolated Fights Isolated fights were reported in cattered sections of Wichita Falls unday lasting until early Monday morning The curfew caught city officials y surprise They pledged coopera tion with military authorities and said they hoped the curfew would be lifted soon The Record News said that the two groups appeared to meet by prearrangem word simply circulated that there would be trou ble and men from both sides showed up at the site Air and military police patrols AP Wirephoto MISSOURI NOBLE Former President Harry Truman dons a borrowed fez and grins his pleasure on arriving at Chicago Tuesday to join in with the Shriners at their annual con vention Truman was one of the featured speakers at the con clave Begin Check on Trucks on Big Cut on Presidents Money Bill WASHINGTON tfl The House Appropriations Committee Tuesdaj rejected President Eisenhowers request for million to provide free Salk polio vaccine for the na tions needy children It explained in its report that it could not approve the request be cause the program has not yet been authorized by Congress Au ihorization legislation is pending in Senate and House committees The committee took this action in approving a ap iropriations bill to finance scores of federal activities This was less than Eisenhower asked with the big cuts applied to requests for atomic and defense plant equipment and construction jrograms Related Bills The bill last scheduled to come jefore the committee at this ses sion is subject to amendment when t reaches the House on Thursday However the House generally ac cepts committee recommendations Although it turned down the re quest for money to finance the Presidents free vaccine program iie committee did approve relatec bids for millions to help the states operate their own polio vac cination programs for to DES MOINES dozen state treasury agents Tuesday be an checking trucks crossing from Nebraska into Iowa for excess asoline in a crackdown on out fstate violators Earl E Smith director of gas ax collections said the ere checking all highways from faetp prevent polio vaccine and for to juild cages for 800 monkeys needed y the National Institutes of Health n its polio vaccine work In another major action the com mittee ordered all work halted on were increased Monday night Body of Waukon Pilot Discovered TOKYO tflThe body of 1st Lt Frederick S Ludeking son of Mr and Mrs Ralph H Ludeking Waukon Iowa was found in Tokyo Bay Monday He disappeared 17 days ago in his Air Force Sabrejet Japanese clam diggers found the body strapped to the planes ejection seat floating about yards off shore The parachute and rubber life raft were un opened 275 south of Council Bluffs north to the South Dakota border Smith announced a crackdown on truckers bringing more than 20 gallons of taxfree gasoline into the state early in June A threeday spot check along the IowaMissouri border turned up 410 violators More than in tax money due the state has since been collected Smith said Iowa law requires truckers to pay a 6cent gas tax on all ove 20 gallons of gas carried into thi state in a truck tank Although thi Nebraska tax is also 6 cents Smifl said big operators have many ad vantages in buying gas in the stat of their residence It is usual Million Net on Tax Boost DES MOINES revenue rom the fifth cent per gallon of the state gasoline tax exceeded before any more money is spent j eight million dollars in the fiscal million Air Force Colorado Springs he new Academy at Colo The committee said it wants the design more firmly established AP wirepboto TOTS BODY examine the spot where the body of kidnap victim Donna Sue Davis 2 Sioux City was found Monday night A farm woman located it ina cornfield TO DROP CONTRACT Armstrong Silent on DY Hearing Delays WASHINGTON J Sinclair Armstrong of the Securi ties and Exchange Commission refused Tuesday to tell a Senate sub committee whether the White House or any other person in the execu tive branch proposed postponement of an SEC hearing on financing Body of Girl Is Located FBI Enters Murder Case SIOUX CITY UPVTbe FBI Tues day afternoon issued a John Doe warrant in the Donna Sue Davis kidnapslaying thus giving any peace officer in the nation power to pick up any suspect and hold him for the FBI in the case Police meantime counted on an outraged citizenry to furnish dues which may help solve the wanton killing of the 2yearold child The body of the blueeyed daughter of Mr and Mrs James Davis of Sioux City was found late Monday afternoon It was unclad The body was found at the road edge of a field on the Ernest Oehlerking farm near South Sioux City just across the Mis souri River from Sioux City With discovery of the body across the state line the FBI of ficially entered the case Joseph Thornton resident agent in the Omaha FBI office was in charge The FBI thus joined Sioux City police in the massive manhunt No Motive So far we have found no mo tive except sheer said Det Lt Toas Warnstadt of the Sioux City police People are telephoning us many tips We are trying to check them all We be lieve such help from an outraged citizenry may well lead us to the of the DixonYates power plant at a decided mark practically all big purchased He said companies have complied with Iowa regulations but decals for such trucks to display on their windshields have not yet arrived from Chicago Smith said agents are still sta tioned along the IowaMissouri iprder and they will remain along the Nebraska border after the in tensive weeklong check ends He said the next concentrated crack down will be along the South Da kota and Minnesota borders There has been some criticism of the architectural plans Other Action The group also 1 Approved funds to help states develop plans for the evacuation of 92 potential Abomb targe areas 2 Refused to finance construe tion of an atomicpowered mer chant ship sought by Eisenhower to demonstrate peaceful uses of atomic energy Here too the com mittee said specific authorization legislation has not been enacted 3 Granted SI million to finance the forthcoming summit meeting of Big Four leaders and subse quent international conferences 4 Criticized the Presidents farm program 5 Turned down the administra tions request for to build two new prisons one for juveniles and one for adults It said it would consider the Prison Bureaus request next year The biggest part of the bill was an allotment of in new cash for military construction programs plus approval of the use of through transfers from other military funds This represented a cash cut of 000 and a reduction of in transfer authority AP Wircpholo FIRST hours after they were sworn in as members of the first class at the new Air Force Academy 306 youths make their initial appearance as a group The ceremony was part of the dedication of the new school at Colorado Springs Colo So Crockett Met Sgt Joe Friday LOS ANGELES UPiTm Sgt said the motorcycle of ficer to the motorist And Im Davy said the driver They were too Sgt Joseph Friday and David W Crockett 20 We sure have it rough dont we sighed Crockett Sgt Friday nodded and sighed too but just the same he wrote out the ticket for running a red light NEW REQUIREMENT WASHINGTON lisenhower signed into law Mon day a bill requiring the inscription In God We Trust to be put on all currency and coins The vords now appear on coins but not on paper money year that ended June 30 State Treasurer M L Abrahamson says The net from the fifth cent which goes to the primary road fund for paving of graveled stretches on Iowas primary roads was Abrahamson said Monday Revenue from the fifth cent of tax and the sixth cent added by the 1955 Legislature had been esti mated at about 15 million dollars a year The fifth cent of tax in its full fiscal year ending June 30 1954 brought in Indications are that if the return from both the fifth and sixth cent hold up the state will have slight ly more than 16 million dollars a year in added revenue for the state primary road fund All of the 16 million dollars will be needed to match increased fed eral aid for highways now contem plated by Congress Turncoats Expect 510 Year Term ABOARD THE SS PRESIDENT CLEVELAND At Sea coat American William A Cowart Tuesday said he expects about a ive to 10 years prison sentence or his 18 months flirtation with Communism in Red China His two companions Lewis W Griggs and Olho G Bell agreed ail was the best they could ex pect from the country they re nounced when given an opportunity or repatriation from North Korean prison camps in August 1953 Cowart said the three do not really resent the fact they are making the homeward journey in the steerage quarter of this luxury iner I know the government cant trust he said thatdiscnssions and docn exchanged between govern ment agencies were confidential and should not be disclosed Armstrong added that by bis re fusal to answer such questions I dont mean to imply there were any such Armstrong was before the Senate Antimonopoly Subcommittee head ed by Sen Kefauver The group is pressing an inquiry into the background of the Dixon Yates contract despite the deci sion by President Eisenhower Mon day that the contract should be cancelled Eisenhower ordered it cancelled after Mayor Frank Tobey of Mem phis told him at a White House conference that the city intends to build its own power plant Atty Gen Brownell who sat in on the meeting announced for the President that the government will immediately take steps to terminate the private power con tract Some Democrats who had fought the contract all along irdicated they would seek to keep the is sue alive into the 1956 presidential campaign Kefauver said the cancellation would have no effect on his sub committees hearings We expect to get to the bottom of this entire he said From Armstrong Kefauver wanted to know why the SEC re cessed its hearings on DixonYates financing plans on June 13 then re sumed it June 16 Kefauver told Armstrong it would be very easy to end this phase of the subcommittee inquiry if you would say No the com mission was free from Armstrong stood firm on Mi re fusal to answer asserting again that he considered the matter sub killer No demand for ransom was received no word of any land from the ab ductor Their small blonde daugh ter was snatched from her crib within minutes after her mother tucked her in at Sunday The Davises are of modest means Neighbors said they had no known enemies Detective Warnstadt said it ap pears more and more that the child became the kidnapers vic tim by the sheer coincidence that he apparently prowled by at a time when the child was being put to The crib was near the window of the first floor bedroom at the rear of the Davis duplex It was a hot night and the shade was Warnstadt said SAME DATE19S4292 no trifde dttth la put H ject to the presidential Order against disclosure of confidential documents or discussions Sports Bulletin MILWAUKEE WJThe Ameri can League Tuesday scored four times in the first runs coming on Mickey Mantles 425foot assume a 40 lead over the National League after two innings of play Billy Pierce was pitching for the Americans and Robin Roberts for the Nationals Pilot Killed When B57 Made Crash Landing BALTIMORE Air Force B57 twin jet bomber ground looped while making an emergency land ing Tuesday at the Glenn L Mar tin Co airport killing the pilot and injuring three civilian work men So far we can find no reason why this little youngster was singled Nothing was taken from the bed room except the child Continue Check Police and the FBI continued to check on all known sex deviates in the area Warnstadt said three men were held overnight for ques tioning but that theres been nothing solid so Two still were in custody Tuesday morning The parents who had received word of the finding of their childs body in stunned silence spent the night at home A neighbor who was with them much of the night said they were heartbroken and taking it very One tangible clue being checked was a collection of fingerprints taken from a cedar chest in the bedroom The prints were being checked against those of the fam ily and relatives in an attempt to possibly isolate prints which might have been left by the abductor Community feeling was running high Incensed residents flooded police and city officials with calls Their was an undercurrent of fear too Many families kept yard and house lights burning late into the night Hardware stores said they had a heavy run on door locks Deluge of Calls Police also received a deluge of calls reporting prowlers or strange sounds Some of the calls were from South Sioux City near the scene where the crumpled body of the small 21pound child was found Death specifically was caused by a massive hemorrhage induced by savage blows about the head The childs pink pajama tops were wound around her neck Her diaper rubber pants and pajama bottoms were picked up three fourths of a mile down the try road Police said her clothing was bloodstained and she definitely had been Dr Thomas L Coriden coroner said the girl was killed by vcre blow on the head ;