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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 21, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited lor MASON GITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I N E W S A P I ft THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS N I i 3 H B O R HOME EDITION VOL LXM Associated Press and United Full Leau Seven a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 21 1954 Paper Consists of Two Ml Carol Morris Is New Miss Universe Mason Cityan Dies in Crash Operation Alert Tar Ahead of Last Years Defense Test EMERGENCY PRESS HEAD QUARTERS Operation Alert The western hemispheres biggest civil defense drill Operation Alert 1956 was reported far ahead of last year in efficiency by one of the men running it Defense Mobilization Director Arthur S Flemming said Satur day a number of rough spots re main to be ironed Operation Alert now in its sec ond day is designed to show how military and civilian authorities in this country and Canada could cope with an allout atomic at tack The test will end next Wednesday This years alert assumes nuj clear weapon hits on 100 U and Canadian targets includingj most major cities and key dej fense centers From the planning a major feature of operation alerti is testing the effectiveness of a series of presidential orders which might be issued in an acj tual emergency One of the aci tions authorized by President Eisenhower for trial would call for an emergency proclamation to mobilize the nations man power and production RAY H THOMPSON Republicans Pick Thompson Approve 17Plank Platform DES M01NES W Republicans have set their sights on a November election victory following the windup of their state convention here Friday After adopting a broadlyworded campaign platform some delegates and proxies selected Ray H Thompson Newton as the Republican candidate for commerce commissioner Thompson 63 nearing retirement as traffic manager for Maytag was nominated on the first ballot against the same two opponents he met in the primary election when he ran third Former commissioner B Richardson DCS Moines led in primary balloting but failed to get the required 35 per cent of the vote sending the nomination to convention The other candi date was H M Reed Panora mayor A county by roll call gave Thompson an announced votes to for Reed and 208 for Richardson A tola of 685 was required A motion to make the selection unanimous then was approved quickly Thc partys 17plank platform offered by the convention resolu tions committee was adopted with little discussion Back Candidates Us preamble commended na tional and state Republican ad ministrations urged the reelec tion of President Eisenhower President Nixon and Gov Leo Hoegh and the choice of a Republican Congress The platform added It is with pride that we can point to the national administra tions approach to the agricultur al inequalities Forced to oper ate without a majority in Con gress it has been able to en set Eisenhower Arrives in Panama for Confab PANAMA President Eisenhower arrived here Saturday for a gettogether of the chiefs of state of the American republics aimed at strengthening the historic bonds of PanAmerican friend ship Eisenhower flew here from Washington to join the other presi dents and presidentselect at thc hemisphere parley commemorating the first PanAmerican J130 years ago President Ricardo Arias Es pinosa of Panama greeted the visiting U S President at thc airport Five Added to States Road Toll Roy E Dull Among Dead Roy E Dull 71 819 Monroe retired locomotive engineer of the Chicago North Western Railway was fatally injured when his car went out of control Friday at the junction of High ways 18 and 13 about eight miles west of McGregor Dull was one of five lowans to lose their lives in traffic acci dents Friday On Thursday 10 persons were killed on state roads the worst 24hour toll in a year Dull died in a Prairie du Chienj hospital His wife Jen rei ceived a fracture of the forearm and bruises She planned to re turn to Mason City Saturday Minor Injuries A granddaughter Nancy Dall 8 who was riding with them es caped with only minor injuries She was taken to Mason City Fri day night Mr Dull was born Dec 8 1884 at Northwood He had lived in Mason City many years and was a member of the First Meth odist Church Benevolence Lodge 145 and the IOOF Besides his wife and grand daughter he is survived by a son improved agricultural legisla In the separate planks zo stand was taken on the extra half cent of the state sales tax There has been considerable agitation for Eisenhower stepped onto the landing strip to the roar of a 21 gun presidential salute and ac companying honors An honor guard of the Panama National Guard saluted and the band played the U S National An them First Out The first one out of the plane behind President Eisenhower was his brother Dr Milton Eisen hower Next came Sherman Adams Eisenhowers personal assistant and Maj Gen Howard M Snyder who is the convales cent Presidents physician n a brief airport speech Presi Aviation Day Guests Begin to Arrive A flight of Air Force recruits and other Aviation Day guests jwere arriving in Mason City Sat jurday Mho If Robert Dall Chicago 111 Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at the Major Memorial Chapel Killed InsUntly In other accidents Friday Jewell Stegner 32 Decatur cutting it back from he present dcnt Eisenhower said it was a to the prcviovis 2 per cent i privilege for him not only to U further declared that thcmeet the other presidents at the homestead tax credits and Vcterjconference Dut President Ariasj ans tax exemption should be conand hls i linued He said it was a privilege The statement on labor policyjcomc oack to tms country wherej loselv followed the ona served so long ago when many Col Lloyd E Arnold of the 10th Air Force arrived Fri day night and Brig Gen John D Ryan was to arrive at Saturday Ryan who will be the speaker at the Aviation Day banquet Sat urday night is traveling in an Air Force B25 He is director of materiel at Strategic Air Com mand headquarters Offutt Ail Force Base Omaha A CROWN FOR MISS Rombin of Sweden who wonTheMiss Universe title a year ago places the crown of pearls on the head of Carol Morris Ottumwa Iowa after final judging Friday night at Long Beach Calif OTTUMWA RESIDENT SAYS Almost Like New Years Eve FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES It was almost like New Years Eve at Ottumwa earlv Saturday vas killed instantly and Mrs EJas manJ residents first stayed up crown said the thing she wanted closely followed the one adopted j for the 1954 campaign It recom mended such adjustments in un employment and workmens com pensation benefits as a study would indicate were needed Other Planks Among other planks adopted were of you were not even Ho recalled that he left Panama in 1924 after a tour of military serv ice as a junior officer Graat Evant President Eisenhower said he to join thc presidents fairs of the 10th Air Force at Air Force Base Mich Satur were sailing on Clear Lake They will be quar tered at Clear Lake Saturday night Clearing weather promised big crowds at the Aviation Day ac tivities Sunday at the Mason City Municipal Airport There will be a flight breakfast County officialsElected coun thc othcr Amcrican nations from 6 to 10 The first major county oinciais Elected this great of thc days programs Iv officials pvcpnt be selected for a four with election on basis Education Teacher certifica tion school district reorganiza tion continued state support to who W Kollman 77 Pipestone died enroute to a hospital follow ng a twocar crash on Highway 3 one mile south of Colesburg late Friday Mrs Kollmans husband 69 was hospitalized at Manchester Stegner was in a car being driven by his brotherinlaw Henry Liesure 34 also of De catur who received minor in juries Sheriffs officers said Liesure traveling in his own car was in a convoy returning to Decatur from Camp Ripley where the men had been training with the Illinois National Guard Struck From Rear They said Liesures car pulled lout of the convoy and went jahead hitting thc rear of the Kollman car Lcroy R Peterson about Tama trucker and Mrs Jean Nickolson 25 Marion were killed in a headon collision on Highway 30 six miles west of Toledo Friday evening Peterson was driving one car and Mrs Nicholsons husband Glenn was driving the other Nicholson and an 8monthold son Marc were reported doing well in a Marshalltown hos pital Coroner Harvey Jones said to see whether their very own Carol Morris would win the Miss Universe title and then remained up to celebrate her victory As one Ottumwan Late at night you ordinarily can shoot a cannonball down main street without hitting anyone but Four Disappear in Waters of Swollen Creek RENO Nev persons disappeared in the churning wa ters of Galena Creek Friday night following a cloudburst and moun tain flash flood Six other persons were injured as scattered floods covered a sec tion of Reno closed highwavs wrecked automobiles over a Lmvplse t1tie it sure was different last Ottumwans were delighted when Carol after winning the night and smouldering resent most of all was to be back in Ottumwa Telephone lines buzzed as calls sped between friends to spread the news and talked over the big event Numerous private parties were held in connection with the contest finals In Des Moines and throughout Iowa Carols sorority sisters in Kappa Alpha Theta were ecstatic over her triumph One of the hap piest was Marilyn Shonka of Pocahontas who was Miss Iowa in 1953 Marilyn a sorority sister and close friend was instrumental in getting Carol to enter the Miss Iowa contest at Arnolds Park June 24 which started the chain of successes At Long Beach mean while Carol Morris winning of off a The judges selection was an nounced a few minutes after mid ment of rejected Latin Americ contestants flared into open re volt All of the Latin American beauties were eliminated earlier from the five girls causing complaints semifinals that the judges were biased in favor o North American and European types They bore no personal grudg against the statuesque Iowa girl but they thought Latin American had been slighted because none from their ranks had won th contest in its fiveyear history Some of the Europeans sided with the Latin Americans Iris Waller Miss England one of the semifinalists congratulated Miss Morris but later said she thought it very odd that all Latin Amer ican girls were I thought Miss Brazil especial ly deserved to be among the sej car and met the Nicholson ve hicle hoadon which took place 130 years be from to noon whenipctorsen started to pass another Eisenhower was referring recruits take part in an jthe American meeting called by Auction ceremony and Air Force South Americans great planes fly low over thc air Simon Bolivar in 1826 iport The President came down from The bulk of thc afternoon pro ane wil slcp relieve local property taxes u Highways Continuation of but when present level of road use taxes JCH apke hls voice was clcar to insure accelerated road pro p gram and reevaluation by legis lature of formula for allocating road use taxes Reapportionmcnt Reappor tionment of legislature providing one house be based on population and the other on area Voting voting age limit to 18 years Sports Bulletin CLINTON Andy Cohn Waterloo had 3up Uad on Sharon at of II Saturday two youngtttrs roachod halfway point in tftoir titlo match for Iowa Womans Am a tour conference will reach its climax Sunday when the execu tives sign a Declaration of Pan ama calling for cooperation in solving economic problems and working for peace in a world gravely threatened by totalitar ian SAME DATE mttni tnetle 4cilh to M Iran gram is between 2 and 3 when an Air Force Band and an Air Force marching unit will per form Aircraft sports cars and model planes will be on exhibit throughout the day until 5 Illinois Couple Die in Crash of Plane ROCHESTER Minn 1ft Two occupants of a light plane were killed Saturday when the plane crashed into a farm field near here The victims were identified from papers they carried as Mr and Mrs Harry Trompeter both in their early 40s Piano 111 STRIKE TALKS FAIL DES MOINES UP A four hour negotiating session failed Friday to bring agreement to end Ihc twoweek strike al the Solar Aircraft Co About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and cool Saturday night Mostly fair and a little warmer Sun day Low Saturday night 5257 High Sunday 7883 Iowa Partly cloudy and con tinued cool Saturday night with a few widely scattered thunder showers Sunday fair Low Sat urday night 5560 High Sunday 8186 Minnesota Clearing warmer GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Saturday Maximum Friday 73 Minimum Friday night 53 At 8 Saturday 58 Precipitation 58 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 90 Minimum 70 t section of western Nevada and that marred the conlected five Miss California High Sierra Iwallor All the missing persons were lost when Galena Creek cut a raj vine through the Mt Rose road between Reno and Lake Tahoe 1 The flood also closed a nearby section of U S Highway 395 the main northsouth route through western Nevada and eastern Calil fornia I Elsewhere heavy rainstorms in Western Maryland West Virginia and Pennsylvania caused local floods and one 5 yearold boy drowned after fall ing off a watercovered bridge in Charlottesville Va Courtmartial of McKeon Recessed PARR1S ISLAND S C W Aj mysterious trip by defense attor ney Emile Zola Berman Saturday left the courtmartial of Marine S Sgt Matthew C McKeon in weekend recess McKeon is on trial because of the tragic night march he into a swamp here April 8 Six of the 74 recruits on that march drowned Berman asked for and got a canceiiation of Saturdays sched uled session because he said he had to make a flying trip in con nection with the case German Girl Is Second lowan Sweeps Top Honors LONG BEACH Calif Ufl A all trim Iowa girl who ere a week ago with ambitions f becoming a school teacher as acclaimed Saturday as Miss Jniverse For Carol Morris 20 ward completed an unprece ented sweep top honors in he international beauty contest She was first named the most opuiar girl in the opening day larade and then went on to win he title of Miss United States Friday night the darkhaired lueeyed beauty from the middle vest matched her charms against hose of 14 girls from other na tions and again came out on top ermanys M a r i n a Orschel placed second in the final judg ng Ingrid Goude of Sweden was third Iris Waller England iourth and Rosanna GaLli Italy fifth 1954 Winnsr The only previous winner of the Miss U S A and Miss Uni verse titles was Miss Miriam Stevenson Winnsboro S in the 1954 contest That was the same year inci dentally that Carol won her first Miss Iowa contest in judg ing at Clear Lake She then rep resented the state in Miss Amer ica judging at Atlantic City N but lost out in preliminary competition When Miss Morris took Misu U S A honors Wednesday she said she had wished upon a star and Friday night she had an other good luck charm working for her Her father the Rev LaVerne Morris Ottumwa Iowa who flew in earlier in the day with his wife disclosed that for tha past three weeks he has been carrying a penny in the toe of his shoe I found it on the said And at the same instant a picture of Carol flashed in my mind I wanted to keep it separate from my other change so I put it in my shoe and I told Carol Id keep it there until she won or Contract Among the prizes won by tha new Miss Universe is a sixmonth motion picture contract at a week and the Rev Mr Morris made it clear he is not too keen on his daughter entering the movies I cant say much he said i knew that would be part of the program and I sanctioned her going in But Im not hoping for a movie career for He said he wanted Carol a jun ior at Drake University to com plete her college education and go on with her plan to become an elementary school teacher I want her to finish college and learn how to think said Discipline of the mind is neces sary to The beauty queens father said she is a deeply religious girl who takes part in the family and teaches Bible School in the summer SCHOOL BIDS OKD FORT DODGE Board of Education has accepted bids totaling for a new Fort Dodge High School FLASHBACK TO 15154 Carol Morris Universe won her first important beauty and talent contest during Governors Days at Clear Lake two years ago Here she receives a crown emblematic of Miss Iowa of 1954 honors from Lt Gov Leo Elthon Fertile She then represented the state at the Miss America contest at Atlantic City N J Fond of Children Shes wonderful with children and they love he said I think teaching is more ia with her Miss Morris a champion swim mer is 5 feet 7 inches tall weighs 129 pounds and measures 362536 In addition to the movie con tract she won a threemonth per sonal appearance contract with a bathing suit manufacturer at a week a convertible coupe a white fox stole and several other lesser prizes A total of 72 girls 29 of them from other countries competed the contest Albia Woman Drowns in Pond on Farm ALBIA John Katerina 50 drowned Friday in a pond near her farm home two milei south of here Monroe County Cor oner Dr Frank Bey said drowning was accidental ;