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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 15, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHIORS HOME EDITION Preu United Full Lease Seven Centi MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY IS This Consists of Two One No 239 Pledged to End Cold War Bulganin Brandt Cleared by FBI Confession Merely Hoax JOPLIN Mo Brandt who said he made his false confes sion of beating and raping little Donna jSue Davis because I got all riled was cleared in the slaying Friday by the FBI Percy Wyly agent in charge oi the Kansas City FBI office said Brandt was in Missouri with a car nival Sunday when the 2yearold Sioux City Iowa girl was taken from her crib Brandt will be charged with making a faJse statement to the FBI Wyly said The charge car ries a maximum penalty of up to fine and not more than 5 years in prison Brandt in jail here on a va grancy charge told a reporter he clung to his story of attacking and beating the child because one thing just led to He added Well I told them a bunch of lies all Brandt 42yearold farm laborer whose formal schooling ended in first grade told officers Wednes day he was the kidnaper of Donna Sue Davis Then Thursday night he said his story was fictitious He said he made it up after hearing an ac count of the rapeslaying over an automobile radio while hitchhik ing Original Story Officers were inclined to believe the farmhands original story was hoax but they first wanted to see results of a check of his finger prints those found in Donna Sues room and on a win dow screen that was removed by the kidnaper Detective John Showers said cer tain points in Brandts original ac count did not jibe with the facts and that he was incoherent at times In reversing said he wasnt in Sioux City Sun day Showers quoted him as say M Wirephoto FROM THE EARTHS 4 CORNERS Girls from far away lands seeking to be named Miss Universe of 1955 pose at the Long Beach airport upon their arrival in this country From left to right are Leonor Carcache Ecuador Carmen Bettencourt Puerto Rico Isabel Sairi Argentina and Hanya Beydoun Lebanon Rip Secrecy Label Off Ridgway Note to Defense Chief WASHINGTON Pentagon Friday ripped the secrecy label off a letter by Gen Matthew B Ridgway sharply challenging the basic military policy of the Eisenhower administration In one of his last official acts as Army chief of staff Ridgway ashed out with particular vigor at what he described as the adminis himself Brandt ing be left his borne town of La Porte City several weeks ago and worked as a carnival hand for a while Joplin police arrested him after a truck driver who had given him a ride told officers his appear ance was similar to that of man wanted in the case Brandt who has a record of morals offenses is being held on a vagrancy charge Suspect Held In Dubuque Iowa meanwhile a decision of Sioux City police awaited on whether they wanted to question Marvin Hill 42 hart in the kidnapslaying ofj Donna Sue Dubuque Chief Hugh Callahan said a full report on his question ing of the man and fingerprints were forwarded to Sioux City Thursday We are awaiting a de cision of Sioux City police on whether they want the man or Callahan said trations overemphasis on auclear and hy Irogen bombs Ridgway addressed his letter to Secretary of Defense Wilson who ordered it made public Friday after its contents had leaked into print In its strictly military phases the letter was essentially a re Warmer Trend on Weekend DES MOINES W The cool statement of criticism Ridgway had wfather which provided lowans About The Weather Mason City Clearing cool Iowa Cloudy cooler Iowa Five Day Temperatures Saturday through next Wednes day will average 5 degrees above normal east and 7 to 9 degrees above normal west Normal highs 88 north to 90 south Normal lows 63 north to 65 south Little change in temperature Saturday Warm ing trend beginning Sunday and continuing through Wednesday Rainfall will average onefourth inch or less northwest to little or none southeast occurring as scattered showers late Tuesday and Wednesday Minnesota Fair warm Globe Gazette J weather data up to 8 Friday HOT Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum voiced piecemeal and in less point ed term for months before he re tired June 30 But the paratroop general gave his contentions new emphasis by putting them all to gether in a compilation and re lating one argument to the others Two Points The 10page study of the relative military positions of the Unitec States and its free world Allies vs the Soviet bloc made two main contentions 1 The Communists are pursuing their worldwide aggressive course along lines not prob ably not bring nuclear weapons into play For that situa tion Ridgway said the free world needs an im mediately avail able joint mili tary force of hard hitting character in which the ver satility of the whole is em p h a s i zed and the preponder ance of any one part is deem 2 Some time between 1958 and 1962 the Reds will have developed such nuclear weapons and delivery capability that The United States nuclearair superiority will have lost most of its present signifi In that situation Ridgway fore saw a nuclear stalemate either through mutual destruction if the weapons are used or through their cancellation because neither side will employ them for fear of what the other will do in retaliation Annual Parley The letter which had been clas sified confidential at the Penta gon was released on orders from Wilson who was at Quantico for his annual conference with mil itary and civilian chiefs of the armed forces Wilson acted in response to in quiries by newsmen after the New York Times had quoted extensively rom the letter in Friday morn ings edition The Times said it lad been given access to the ma terial by competent RIDGWAY with a good night for sleeping Thursday will give way to a warm ing trend during the weekend Temperatures averaging 5 to 9 degrees above normal for the next five days are forecast with just a little rain expected Thunderstorms accompanied the cooler air at scattered points around the state Thursday night Heaviest rainfall reported was 87 of an inch at Ottumwa Wapello got 86 Muscatine 77 Burlington 58 and Dubuque 14 Winds up to 60 miles an hour accompanied the storm hi the Khoxville area The mercury slipped to 62 at Spencer early Friday and ranged upward to 68 at Ottumwa Temperatures Friday and Satur day are expected to be about the same as Thursday when highs ranged from 85 at Spencer and Mason City to 95 at Cedar Rapids DOUBLE DUTY COLORADO SPRINGS Colo W Continental Air Defense Command Friday placed Santa Claus on regular duty status with the Ground Observer Corps It established a GOC post at Santa Claus Ariz Red Chief in Press Parley By THE UNITED PRESS Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin Thursday told an un precedented press conference in Moscow that Russia will gi to the summit Big Four conference at Geneva pledged seek an end to the Cold War He told foreign and Soviet correspondents assembled inside th Kremlin that the EastWest struggle cannot be solved by Anc he said the West was wrong in talking of the menace alleged emanating from the Soviet Union We have never had and do no now have the intention of attack ing Bulganin said The Soviet premiers concilia tory statements on the eve of his departure for Geneva added to the aura of preconference optimism that has been generated in work capitals In Paris the foreign ministers of the Western Big Three emergec from a twohour strategy confer ence and announced that the West powers are in complete Ike Takes Off for Geneva After Address Extra Patrols on Route of Plane From Oar Win Services Eisen hower takes off Friday night for eneva after telling the nation about his cautious hopes that the Jig Four conference may lea eventually to enduring peace The President plans a 15minute informal address CST lealing with world problems to be discussed at the summit meeting opening Monday and with his regarding steps toward their olution All four television networks wfll arry the extemporaneous talk from the White House at the time of delivery as will ABC and CBS Radio The MBS anl NBC Radio networks will broadcast recordec versions later Pamily Aboard One hour after Eisenhower con eludes he will take off from Na ional Airport aboard his persona plane Columbine in His party include Mrs Eisenhower anc their son Army Maj John Eisen lower who will serve as an aide o his father The plane will make one refuel ng stop at Keflavik Air Base a Air Force installation in Ice and On arrival at Geneva Saturday about 1 CST the President fll motor to the 25acre grounds f the Chateau de C r e u x de Genthod the rented villa at which e and the first lady will stay tiring the conference Route Patrolled The White House announced that the Presidents overseas route wfli e covered by air rescue planes nd Navy surface craft Eisenhowers plane carries nor mal ditching equipment of air afts and life preservers The White House said Mr Eisen owers northern route via Iceland be covered from the air by 329s and SAISs which are nor mally used in any presidential verwater flight The planes will atrol specific sectors of the North Atlantic as will nine Navy surface raft including three weather iips on routine assignment plus ix extra vessels on special assign ment If the weather is bad the Presi ent will travel a southern route ia the Azores CONTINUANCE OKD CLINTON K ands 41 operator of the Office avern was granted a continu nce Thursday at his arraignment n gambling and liquor charges in Municipal Court are on their moves a ern agreement Geneva They found common ground on the three big issues of the Geneva sessions 1 German reunification 2 Disarmament 3 European security They also agreed that the Far Eastern issues would not be in jected into the summit meeting by the West If such troublesome items as Formosa Indochina anc the admission of Red China to the United Nations are dragged in i will be on Russias responsibility the foreign minister agreed French Foreign Minister An tome Pinay confirmed that the Wests emphasis will be on Ger many German Question When one speaks of security and he said cannot fafl to be in agreement that we first must solve the Ger man So great was the attitude of har mony that diplomats in Moscow speculated that the Geneva con ference will be followed by an ex change of state visits by President Eisenhower and Bulganin In Paris West German Foreign Minister Heinrich Von Brentano added his voice to warning thai the West must not expect mira cles from the summit conference He foresaw no immediate relaxa tion of tension but added I believe a following confer ence at a lower level could do a lot of good towards preparing a second big power conference per iaps in Major Problems Although the Germans wQl not participate directly in the Geneva conference large delegations from both East and West Germany moved into the Swiss capital Fri day Since German reunification will be one of the major problems jefore the conference representa ives of both German states will be consulted There were reports in Moscow that the conference might ead to an exchange of state visits y President Eisenhower and Pre mier Bulganin It would be unprecedented for American President to visit an Moscow and for a Soviet Premier o visit Washington A few months ago neither would have been con sidered remotely possible ACTRESS WED EL PASO Tex IB Actress Ilona Massey 44 and Donald Shel ion Dawson 47 former aide of xpresident Truman were mar ied at Juarez Mexico Thursday AP Wirephoto NEW MILITARY LEADERS Arthur Radford chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Gen Nathan Twining Air Force boss second from welcome the two new members of the top military group at a meeting in Quantico Va The new members are Gen Maxwell Taylor second from new Army chief and Adm Arleigh Burke Chief of Naval Operations 807 APPROVAL BY SENATE Reserve Plan OK Near Bandit Slain by Patrolman Near Atlantic ATLANTIC IB A highway pa lolman shot and killed one man when he and two companions fled after crashing their car through a roadblock here Friday The three men were sought in connection with an attempted armed holdup at a West Des Moines grocery store about One man was quickly taken into custody and the third escaped on oot after their car rammed a tree Sheriff Kenneth Jones identified the man in custody as James Jack in Kansas City Mo The sheriff said Jackson de dared he knew the dead man only as Johnny and the fugitive a Jackson said he had met them several days ago The dead man was shot down by Eghway Patrolman Dan Foster The patrolman sheriff and Atlan tic Police Chief RoUie Hoffman aptured Jackson A helicopter and six cars of offi ers were searching for the other man who was last seen on the wes dge of town The car carrying the three men an through a road block set up wo miles east of here on High Pastor Plans Yule Service Five Months Early VTCKSBUSG Mfch Rev George Stannard pastor of the First Methodist Church plans a Christmas service for next Sunday The clergyman said the spir itual aspect of the Holy Day frequently is lost in the com mercial activity of the Decem ber holidays He plans a service of carols anthems and a Christmas ser mon Flowers will replace the traditional holly Sports Bulletin CEDAR RAPIDS OP Results of North lowansin the quarter finals of the state amateur golf tournament John Eymann Forest City de feated Larry Dwyer Muscatine 5 and 3 Rod Bliss Des Moines defeat ed Lyle Humphrey Mason City 3 and 2 AMMO PUBLIC TOLD First Atomic Blast Was 10 Years Ago LOS ALAMOS N M WIt rocked the world and changed the course of history But the world didnt learn about it until three weeks later It was the successful Trinity explosion 10 years ago Saturday of the first atomic bombproof of mans ability to harness the power of the atom The name Trinity was taken from an unpopulated railroad switching point the nearest spot to the steel tower where the first Abomb was detonated The blast came at the morning of July 16 1945 on the southern New Mexico desert about 150 miles south of this op secret heavily guarded labora tory city it climaxed the best kept secret of World War II On Aug 6 the world heard about the blast when President Truman disclosed the dropping of the Hiroshima bomb He told of the bombs development by the University of California Los Alamos scientific laboratory un der direction of the topsecret Manhattan engineer district And he told of the first manmade nuclear explosion three weeks earlier on the New Mexico desert between Alamogordo and Socor ro The Presidents announcement officially disclosed the existence of this hushhush city and the im portant role it played under lead ership of Dr J Robert Oppen heimer It was a story that read like something out of science fic tion For years the people of Santa Fe 40 miles to the south east were mystified and be mused by the obviously import ant and bigscale activities oc curring at this remote spot high on a tabletop known as the Pa jarito Plateau Until early 1943 when the Army took over Los Alamos was a boys exclusive ranch school On the morning of July the New Mexico state wire of The Associated Press was inter rupted a number of times by member newspapers asking about a reported big explosion In response to the APs inquiries the Army eventually released a statement which could qualify as an alltime masterpiece of under statement An ammunition magazine had exploded on a remote section of the Alamogordo base doing no damage the statement said It also referred to pyrotechnics The New Mexican used two paragraphs on the story on its back page under a headline Magazine Lets Spear Fatal to Allen Hanna Hanna 10 son of Mr and Mrs George Hanna died at St Ann Hospital Thursday from a spear which lodged in the back of his neck while he was playing with boys near the Lone Rock High School The Hannas farmed in the Lone Rock area for many years and the mother is the former Isabelle Ohm daughter of Mr and Mrs Edward Ohm of Lone Rock The Hannas moved to California 15 months ago and had just returned for a visit Allen had been playing in back of the school and the boys were using long pointed reeds which they had dug up nearby for a cowboy and Indian game One of the reeds lodged in the back of the boys neck and he died less than two hours later from a brain in jury Funeral arrangements are pend ing Talbotts Interest in Business to Get Senate Check WASHINGTON L5VA reported inancial interest of Secretary of he Air Force Harold E Talbott in a New York efficiency engineering irm is to be studied by the Senate nvestigations Subcommittee Members of the group confirmed Thursday night that it has voted o look into Talbotfs relations with the firm headed by Paul B Mulli gan One member described the irm as a company that deals vith companies which deal with he A Republican member declining o be quoted by name said that on the surface it appears we ill find nothing to the discredit f Talbott But it was fek that the Go at Alamo nquiry should go ahead since Horse Trading Only Barrier to Passage WASHINGTON UP Some legis lative horse trading between the Senate and House Thursday was he only barrier to passage in some orm of President Eisenhowers ambitious national reserve plan By a decisive 801 vote the Sen ate Thursday night approved its own version of the plan to train a combatready reserve of the next four years a fourfold increase There are some major differ ences between Senate and House versions of the bill Neither would give Eisenhower all he asked A SenateHouse conference commit tee will determine the bills final form Both Branches Both branches of Congress ap proved the chief new feature of youths to volunteer for brief ac tive training with the regular forces to be followed by active reserve training for the remainder of an eightyear period The Sen ate would permit volunteers 1720 years old The House voted to limit them to 19 years or older unless they had completed high school The President and Pentagon had asked authority to induct draft age men of 18Vi26 for training if here are not enough volunteers jut the House killed this as too near universal military training Biggest SenateHouse difference s over a Defense Department re quest for authority to require reg ular semce veterans both former draftees and volunteers to take active reserve training after com pleting regular service Went Further The House voted to exempt all servicemen who were on active duty at time of the Korean armi stice July 27 1953 or before The Senate went further voting to ap ply compulsion only to servicemen vho enlist or are drafted 30 days or more after the bill becomes aw To fill Pentagon requests for ome hard core veterans in the ixpanding reserve the Senate ap roved a bonus of or more until July 1 1957 for veterans vho volunteer for three years in Combat units of the Army and ilarine Corps reserves questions were SAME DATEW4TO ;