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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 14, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for tiw MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI Auociated Prcu and United PJTCM Full Lean Wlrei Seven Cenlt Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 14 IMS Paper of Two SectionsSection One NO at Dulles Heads Vanguard to Geneva Attitude of Ikes Argued Money Bill in Center WASHINGTON Ei senhowers avowed intent to dis regard a provision of the new de fense money bill unless the courts tell him to abide by it Thursday brought Republican praise and Democratic denunciation in Con gress Sen Mundt RSD said the President showed courage and in Rep Sikes pro tested This country is not under martial In a special message Eisenhow er directed a broadside against a provision giving either the Senate or House appropriations commit tees veto power over Defense De partment decisions to divert itself of any of its business activities Describing the provision as a violation of the constitutional in junction that the branches of gov ernment shall be independent Ei senhower said it will be regarded as invalid by the executive branch of the government unless otherwise directed by a court of competent Were it not for the imperative need of the Defense Department for the money Eiesnhower said in the unusual message to Con gress he would have vetoed the entire bill The President made no protest the relatively minor cuts Congress made before sending him the appropriations bill to defense establish ment in the bookkeeping year which started July 1 The rider to which he objected so strongly attached originally by a House subcommittee says the Defense Department must give Congress 90 days advance notice If it intends to transfer to civilian enterprise any of the activities it has been performing with civilian 9 east of Osage and struck a AP Wirephoto ORIENT tall and shapely beauty queen from the Orient Keito Takabashi strolls on the Long Beach shore line as she awaits the opening of the Miss Miss Japan Universe contest stands 5 5 and weighs 120 tall and heavy as Japanese girls go Riceville Man Among Three Road Deaths Rubys Car Hit Tree Near Osage Iowas 1955 motor vehicle death toll rose to 299 Thursday with three additional highway fatalities re ported The figure is one more than on July 14 1954 Latest victims Donald Ruby 26 Riceville was killed when his car left Highway CERTAIN DISCREPANCIES NOTED Check Confession of Brandt Claim Army Bungled Peress Case Controversy Is Closed WASHINGTON Sen a te Investigating subcommittee Thursday officially closed the case of former Maj Irving Peress with withering criticism of the Army r bungling it and hiding the facts The subcommittees report gave his answer to the question which Sen Joseph R McCarthy trumpet ed last year Who promoted Individual errors in judgment ack of proper coordination in effective administrative p r o c e dures inconsistent application of existing regulations and excessive No Existence Sen George H Bender ROhio objected in a separate statement that the report failed to state thatj not one iota of evidence was re vealed to indicate any subversion collusion or Communist conspir acy involved in the Armys han dling of the case I think it is of paramount im portance that this subcommittee should assure the people of this country that no Communist influ ence was found in the Bender said The subcommittee report was ap AP Wirephoto SHE LIVES IN Annie Donohue 74 yearold governess shares her joy with two children of her Valhalla N employer after learning she was one of six heirs to a milliondollar tax free estate Miss Dono hue and five of her cousins were granted the estate from a list of 100 claimants 60 Efficiency in 24Hour Air Alert DES MOINES estimated lowans taking part in a 24hour alert of the ground observer corps Thursday operated at an ef proved Wednesday by the full Govficiency of about 60 per cent during the first six hours of the exercise personnel These activities range from ship building and ammunition making to the manufacture of paint rope and many other items The clause provides that when such notice is given of an intent to abandon such a business ac tivity the appropriations com mittee of either branch of Con gress may exercise veto power While no one said so directly it was evident that support for the provision came from Congress members anxious lest some fed eral activity of the sort in their districts be closed down The administration on the other hand has placed emphasis on what it calls a need to get the govern ment out of businesses which could be handled by private enterprise As one member of Congress who is against such socialistic en terprises I am glad the President is taking a firm Mundt said on the other hand said that never before have I heard of such disregard of the Congress or the Constitution by the chief Body of Boy Found Near River Sandbar MUSCATTNE ft The body of Dennis Creamer 11 who drowned when he stepped oft a Mississippi River sandbar was recovered Wednesday afternoon The boy fell into the channel earlier in the day while seining minnows near the Fairport fish hatchery with a com panion Dennis son of Alfred Creamer Muscatine and Mrs Lawrence Carlisle Davenport had been liv ing with his grandparents in Fair port Helicopter Crashes Two Men Are Injured NEW YORK helicopter Wednesday crashed and burned shortly after it ascended from the top of a 17story building in down town Manhattan The pilot and a passenger were severely injured The helicopter was hovering above a landing platform atop the Port of New York Authority Building at 16th St and Eighth Ave when the craft was caught in a sharp downdraft He was alone William F Mann 65 Sioux City former sporting goods store oper ator was killed in a twocar crash on Highway 141 south of Sioux City John R Fitts 22 Sioux City died early Thursday of injuries suf fered when the car in which he and four other men were riding left Highway 141 south of Sioux City All three accidents occurred Wed nesday Rubys 1951model car went through a wire fence and into a group of willow trees at the Harold Sullivan farm near New Haven There were no witnesses to the ac cident Ruby is survived by his wife La Donna Funeral arrangements are incomplete Mrs H Ganzhorn and Mrs John Cox riding with Mann were hos pitalized but their injuries were not believed serious Four men were hurt in the acci dent took Fitts life and the condition of one of them William demons 33 Sioux City was de scribed Thursday as critical ernment Operations Committee and was filed in the full committees name Sen Thomas E Martin R lowa added a separate statement saying he was not a member of the subcommittee and took no part in the report The report said Army Secretary Robert T Stevens or his superi ors are to be criticized for the delay of almost one year before releasing the facts in the case of the onetime Army dentist Delays Cited Such unnecessary delay served to unduly arouse and increase sus picions of the public as to possible Communist the report said and therefore was a dis service not only to Army person nel involved hi the Peress case but also to the Army as a whole to this subcommittee to the Con gress and to the general Bender disagreed with this He said Stevens stated repeatedly that the Army made serious mistakes but was correcting them but Mc Carthy was not satisfied The campaign of doubt continued and in so doing promoted the Communist The Peress case proved a peren nial furor in 1954 when the New York dentist received an honorable discharge from the Army shortly after refusing to tell McCarthy then chairman of the subcommit tee whether he was a Communist officials of the Des Moines Filter Center said Lt Frank W Ryder operations officer at the center said 60 heavy lowan Says He Struck Little Girl But Denies Killing Her JOPLIN Mo A nearilliterate farmhand with a record of morals violations admitted Thursday he abducted Donna Sue Davis from her crib Sunday because be wanted to get ahold of a The beaten body of the 2yearold Sioux City Iowa child was found the next day In a signed confession to Joplin police Audrey Brandt 42 said he carried Donna Sue to a cornfield on the Nebraska side of the Mis souri River and tried to attack When the child screamed Brandts confession said I finally lit her and I went to pieces I dont know how many times I hit her after that When I left her she was lying quiet and not making any No Charge Brandt has not admitted killing the girl No murder charge has been filed Brandt said he left his home at La Porte City Iowa about p m last Sunday and reached Sioux dark He said he noticed a woman sitting on a porch After taking his suitcase across the river Brandt said he returned to the house I thought I would ask the wom an for some coffee but I took a notion I would rather get ahold of aircraft were spotted over the Iowa area during the first six hours ofa girl And I went around to the air watch An estimated window looked in and 1000 heavy aircraft fly over Iowa saw a child on the bed American Motors Nixes Wage Plan DETROIT Mo tors said Thursday it has rejected a union proposal to reach a new agreement based on the pattern set between the union and Ford and General Motors Edward Cushman vice president and top negotiator for the Nash ETudson combine said the offer was rejected because it still would leave American Motors with higher wage costs than the major automobile producers Cushman said American Motors hrough various work agreements has been paying workers higher wages than the major auto compa nies POOR SPORTS ATLANTA BEACH Fla The city council voted to arm po licemen with light meters The council ordered that dimlylighted cocktail lounges be kept bright enough for patrons to read news papers and wanted the order en orced scientificallv AP Wirephoto DERAILMENT of the New Haven Railroads Federal Express lie on an embankment after plunging off the tracks on the outskirts of Bridgeport early Thursday The engineer was killed and three dozen passengers slightly injured The train was on its way from Washington to Boston each month he added Most of the reports of planes in the air during the first six hours Lt Ryder said came from ground observers stationed in southern Iowa He said this indicated that Photo Another Story on Page 12 more observers were on duty hi the southern part of the state point ing up a need for a greater num ber of volunteers in the northern part The majority of the posts throughout Iowa need many more Lt Ryder added The estimated volunteer observers man 542 ground observ er posts and 420 railroad station posts in the state Each volunteer under present organizational pro cedure watches the skies for a maximum of two hours a week C E Ben Fowler Iowa civil defense director said we need volunteers to man the ob I opened the screen and carried the child out Just after I left the house some man yelled at me and I just went on with the A neighbor of the Davis had told police he saw a man wearing a white Tshirt and suntan pants carrying a bundle down the street Brandt said he carried the gir across a bridge and finally down a side road near the cornfield where her body was found Held in Jail Brandt was arraigned before Mu nicipal Judge Pat Casey on a va grancy charge Thursday morning and remanded to jail after he failed to post S75 bond Iowa authorities said Brandt spent 30 days in jail and paid a S100 fine for molesting a child in Cedar Rapids in 1347 He was ar rested again on a similar charge in Waterloo last April 24 but was released The FBI Thursday was checking discrepancies in Brandts story servation posts 24 hours a day if His fingerprints were forwarded to each person works only two hours Washington for comparison with a More planes were spotted over Iowa during the first six hours of the test which began at a m Thursday than during any full day of a shakedown exercise which began June 1 Lt Ryder said Iowa was one of 36 states taking part in Thursdays operation BOYS WILL BE BOYS BLACK RIVER FALLS Wis had to break up an alley fist fight between Juel Huber and Charles Burdick when the two men locked hi combat over the af fections of a woman are in their 80s Both men About The Weather Mason City Rain cooler Iowa Continued hot Minnesota Clearing cooler HOT Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Thurs day Maximum 91 Minimum 64 At 8 a m 75 YEAR AGO Maximum S3 Minimum 71 after a he had prints found in Donna Sues room The farmhand was arrested on a street corner in Joplin truckdriver told police given a ride to a hitchhiker fit ting the description of a man wanted hi the case Brandt said he was born in Lin coln and never married Father Dead Brandt was adopted in infancy by Mr and Mrs Fred Brandt Fred Brandt is now dead and Mrs Brandt has remarried Audrey Brandt frequently worked at odd jobs around La Porte City and most recently was employed on a farm near Bran don east of La Porte City His foster sister Mrs Delia Hunter said Brandt was always good and kind with children and that he liked to copy words out of newspapers although he didnt know what the words meant She said he attended school until he was 16 but didnt get beyond the first grade SAME DATE19S4292 AUDREY BRANDT Suspect Coastal Boat Sinks in High Seas 33 Die Vessel Goes Down in Veracruz Area VERACRUZ Mexico The crowded coastal passenger boat La Flecha sank Wednesday night in the atormtossed Gulf of Campech 40 minutes after sailing from Vera cruz Thirtythree persons wer feared lost Twentysix persons were report ed missing Three of an adult pasenger and two children recovered and 37 persons were reported rescued All those aboard the 145ton ves sel were believed to be Mexicans Second of Day The La Flecha sinking was the second marine disaster of the day in the Caribbean area Early Wed Top Russ Leaders to Attend Preparatory Moves Begun PARIS of State John Foster Dulles arrived here Thursday to put the finishing ouches on Western unity and strat egy before next weeks historic Big Four summit conference in Geneva Dulles and Harold E Stassen resident Eisenhowers assistant on disarmament landed at Orly Airport to begin their conference eve round of meetings with French foreign Minister Antoine Pinay British Foreign Secretary Harold MacMillan and other NATO for eign affairs experts They arrived as Moscow an nounced that both Soviet Commu nist Party Chief Nikita Khrush chev Russias most powerful man and Defense Minister G K Zhukov Eisenhowers old World War H friend would go to Geneva with Premier Nikolai Bulganin nominal head of the Russian dele gation Proposals Set Informed sources said Dulles and Pinay would assess the make up of the Soviet delegation in their first meeting Thursday France had a number of summit proposals waiting for Dulles and MacMillan The first Faures sugge Four powers set an example by cutting their arms budgets and s Premier Edgar on that all the Big nesday a Liberian ore carrier the a world conference on the dang Sun Princess rammed and sank the British freighter Geo logist off Trinidad Nineteen crew men of the Geologist miss ing and the body of another was recovered The La Flecha went down about four miles off Veracruz She was bound across the gulf for the port of Progresco on the Yucatan Pen insula Coast guard vessels and fishing boats searched throughout the night for surnvors A rescued crewman said the La Flecha was carrying a least 66 persons Her sailing list showed 32 passengers and a crew of 14 aboard but many of those rescued were not on the list Not Known The cause of the sinking was not immediately determined Heavy storms had swept the gulf area and survivors told of struggling against towering waves before be ing rescued They said the ship went down so rapidly there was little time for launching lifeboats Hope for finding additional sur vivors from the sulking off Trini dad faded Wednesday night after a daylong air and sea search Twentytwo survivors from the Geologist were picked up by the Sun Princess Governors Auto Gets Safety Belts DES MOINES Wl Gov Leo Hoegh stood by enthusiastically as safety belts were installed hi his official auto Thursday Im will ing to try he said if it means making auto riding Last fall Gov William S Beards ley was killed in an automobile accident north of Des Moines He was driving the governors official car at the time The safety belts donated by the manufacturer were installed in the front and back seats of Hoeghs car It is the first time that an Iowa governors car has been so equipped ONE TALL DRINK BURLINGTON Vt mont milk that goes into the mar keting system would equal a tower of quart milk bottles over miles high according to Robert Sinclair agricultural economist at the University of Vermont developed countries with tie mon ey thus saved The second was the idea of a European security pact based on the rearmament controls of the new Western European Union Such a system might limit a re unified Germany to the same 12 divisions now authorized for the federal German republic at Bonn The third French idea was for ers of atomic radiation from nu clear tests and the growing num ber of atomic piles and radiation Wont Push Informed sources said the United States will raise the question of freedom in the satellite states at the conference But sources said British and French diplomats did not expect President Eisenhower to push the issue so hard as to en danger the success of the confer ence hi the face of angry Soviet reaction However lending emphasis to the American position was the ac tion taken Wednesday by the Sen ate Foreign Relations Committee which approved two resolutions opposing colonialism and imperial ism and expressing U S hope that the satellite countries soon may be freed from Soviet domination Pinay said Wednesday that the Eastern European countries could take their place in regional securi ty accords in Europe The Russians have been talking about a long detailed conference while the West has planned for a short meeting of about a week on what it regards as procedural steps toward later negotiations Womans Body Found in Pond Near Lewis LEWIS Iowa body of Mrs Gerald Alexander 51 was found Thursday in a pond near her farm home three miles east of here She disappeared from her home Wednesday National guardsmen and county officers searched all night for her Sports Bulletin CEDAR RAPIDS sults of North lowans playing Thursday in the second round of the state amateur golf tourna ment Bud McCardell Newton de feated L e s Mason City 3 and 2 Lyle Humphrey Mason City defeated Barry Meerdink Mus catine 1 up Fred Cordon Belmond de feated John Campbell Oski loosa 4 and 3 John Eymann Forest City de feated John Manchall Hemp ton 1 up ;