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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 31, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the CITY GLOBEGAZETTE A M V Ik A HI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOR S HOME EDITION VOL LXll Associated and United Pntt Full Seven CeaU a Copy Dull MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 31 Consists Two es to Join Talks on Suez Canal More Assured of ReElection FfcOM OUR WIRE SERVICES DES State Chairman Jake More was virtually assured of reelection Tuesday despite the eiforts of some victorystarved party leaders to unseat him Some party elements disgruntled because of the failure of the party to carry the state since 1948 went into the state convention with the avowed intention of ousting More who has headed the nar ty since 3941 But their efforts appeared certain to fail short of the 9 votes among the 16 members ofi the new state central committee Most of the district caucuses were quiet affairs with the edge going to Mores supporters But the antiMore element swept to victory in the 5th Dis trict in a knockdown battle Lex Hawkins young Polk Two Killed in Crash Near Osage of Toll for Year Reaches 402 The first highway fatalities for 1956 in Mitchell County occurred late Monday when a Minnesota couple was kflled in a twocar col lision eight miles southeast Osage on Highway 218 Mr and Mrs Sebastian J Pal mer Ceylon are dead as the result of the headon crash Mrs Palmer 69 was killed instantly Cause of Death Palmer who carried a heart stimulant may have suffered a heart attack and swerved into the wrong traffic lane authorities said young County chairman who is opposed to More defeated incumbent Clyde Herring Des Moines for the committeemans post by a narrow margin of 162Va to 145V4 Mrs G T Clark Knoxville also opposed to More won handily in a fourway race for committee woman tn More Camp Herring 1954 candidate for gov ernor was in the More camp A roll call vote among the 308 5th District delegates was de manded As each delegate cast his ballot it was checked first by a Herring counter and then by a Hawkins counter The prolonged district battle delayed the opening of the con vention In a featured address before the convention body Herschel Loveless Democratic nominee for governor criticized the Re publican state administration Loveless said appointment of a An autopsjTperformed Tuesday morning found no blood clot but evidence pointed to the fact that Stale Tax Study Committee 7nd the elderly man suffered an anGov Leo Hoeghs plans for a gma attack according to Dr R special legislative session are a L Whitley Mitchell County corclear warning of an attempt to oner The exact cause of death further increase stale taxes He was a ruptured heart and stomjsaid he will fight such a move ach he said 1 Palmer a retired farmer car ried a heart stimulant said Dr R L Whitley Mitchell County coroner and he may have suf fered a heart attack and swerved into the wrong traffic lane Loveless also asserted that pub lication of a highway progress pamphlet by the State Highway Commission was a political ges ture in behalf of Gov Hoegh He READY TO TAKE Sgt Matthew McKeon is grouped with members of his family at Parris Island Tuesday just before he took the stand in his own AP Wlrephoto defense Left to right are Mrs McKeon Sgt McKeon rt It 4lrt T Tt T and his brothers Jim and Ed The condition of John Kuipers booklet was issued with 62 Redlands driver of egal authority and at the tax other car was listed Tuesday Pavers expense He said Hoegh morning as serious at Mitchell fom the bl1 of about Sl4 County Memorial Hospital He is semi conscious has multiple bruises and multiple fractures He was alone in the car Mitchell County Sheriff Lewis Haberkorn said the cars were de molished turned but neither car over Toll Now 402 The fatalities combined with two others in the state Monday pushed the states 1956 motor ve hicle death toll past the 400 mark The total now stands at more than on the same date a year agof The other deaths Monday were 000 which the booklet cost R M Spike Evans Arnolds Park the Democratic nominee for the Senate criticized Iowas allRepublican congressional dele gation The Iowa delegation in the House and Senate seemed far more interested in the Dixon Yates contract Tidelands oil and natural gas than they were in im portant Iowa problems such as in creasing the farmers income and preventing the erosion of Main Evans said Evans said the corn loan State to Lift All Curbs on Polio Serum DES MOINES UP All restric tions on the use of Salk polio vac ine are being removed in Iowa Dr E G Zimmerer state healt commissioner announced Mon day The removal of priorities i effective Aug 1 Dr Zimmerer said a single re ease to Iowa of cubi centimeters of the vaccine wa made July 26 This vaccine will begin entering the state abou Aug 1 It is almost large enough t jive every man woman an child in Iowa two injections of th he said We in everj county must get busy if we ar o take full advantage of thi amount of poliomyelitis Until this latest announcement ise of vaccine allocated to lowz has been limited to person through 19 years of age and tc pregnant women In recent weeks however many physicians have reportec they are receiving more vaccine than is required by the presen eligibility groups Dr Zimmere said An educational program to in form the general public of the ad vantages of the vaccine will ge under way Aug l simultaneous with the lifting of restrictions The State Health Departmen will also continue its program o distributing vaccine to counties for use in hardship cases Convicts Break Own Felicia Burgett 14monthold nc daughter of Mr and Mrs Curtis 1957 and later years R Burgett of DCS Moines j Michael Steven Edsall 11 sonl of Mr and Mrs Jack Edsall of Omaha The Burgett youngster was struck and killed when her father backed his car into the family driveway on his return home from work The mother had left the girl only momentarily Backed Info Drive Neighbors said Burgett a truck driver always backed his car into the drive so he would not hit his daughter when he left for work in the morning The Edsall boy was killed and his parents and two younger sis ters injured when the family sta tion wagon collided with a semi trailer truck on Highway A two miles east of Harlan The boys father Jack Edsall 34 his mother Carmen 33 and two sisters Jane 6 and Mildred 3 all were hospitalized at Harlan None was believed seriously hurt Legs in Protest BUFORD Ga Thirtysix ra e for nonconformmg farmers prisoners broke their own less low livestock prices in Man Dies of Accident Injuries SCHALLER UBWayne Rafls beck 22 Schaller died Monday at the Schaller hospital of injuries received in an early morning auto accident Railsbeck was alone in the car when it left Highway 20 at an in tersection just south of Schaller Authorities said they understood he was returning home from Sac City at the time Monday in protest against work ing conditions at Rock Quarry State Prison the Little Alca traz of the Georgia penal sys tem Jack Forrester state director of corrections said a prison doc tor told him 29 white and seven Negro inmates shattered bones in their tegs during an afternoon rest period at a rock quarry where they were working half a mile from the prison He said the men placed their legs on rocks and started whacking away with the sledge hammers normally used to crush rock at the 34acre quarry SAME DATCW5424 won traffic M District Committee Posts Filled at Demo Caucuses DES MOINES WVDistrict com mittecmcn and committeewomen elected in caucuses at the Iowa Democratic state Tuesday included convention First Lee Gaukler Davenport and Mrs Jack White Iowa City both reelected Second Edward A McDer mott Dubuque and Mrs John Drilling Vinton both reelected Third Henry J Janssen Eldo ra reelected Mrs James Dun bar Cedar Falls was elected to succeed Marie Buss Denver Fourth Steven V Carter Leon and Benona Young Bloomfield both reelected Fifth Lex Hawkins Des Moines elected to succeed Clyde E Herring Des Moines Mrs G T Clark Knoxville elected to succeed Beulah Ridler Knox ville Sixth J R Hansen Manning and Mrs Percy Ncese Stanhope both reelected Seventh Harold J Teachout Shenandoah elected to succeed Sewel E Allen Onawa Mrs Dorothy Malone Atlantic elected to succeed Mrs Otha D Wearin Hastings Eighth Harold Ohlson Spirit Lake and Mrs Ruth Cuthbert Spirit Lake both reelected j UP TO 4 INCHES Hard Rains Soak North Iowa Soil A million dollar rain fell on North Iowa Monday with precipita tion ranging up to nearly four inches in some areas Farmers may need more crib space for a bumper crop of corn Mason City received more than two inches during the night to bring its 24hour rainfall total to inches A total of inches fell at Forest City at Clutter and at Grundy Center Decorah got two inches Fear Strike in Aluminum Industry NEW YORK wvStrike portents hovered Tuesday over another nations aluminum plants In the wake of a settlement eached in the monthlong steel strike a showdown for aluminum vorkers neared In Pittsburgh the big Alumi num of America said it is making preliminary preparaj tions for an orderly shutdosvn j he strike comes With the United Steelworkers o America still ironing out detail of the steel industry settlement representatives of the same union vere bargaining with aluminum More than one inch pi rain fell over a wide area including Charles Spencer Parkersburg Mar ble Rock Estherville Popejoy Kanawha and New Hampton The rain came just at the right time when corn ears are filling out Corn uses the most moisture his time year when it is mak ing its most rapid growth It should help swell the kernels and may give North Iowa farmers a 3ig corn crop Corn this year been raised strictly on surface moisture as moisture has been defi cient about six inches through the growing season Crops all season in North Iowa have been getting rain just at the right an inch each week Monday nights rain should furn ish sufficient moisture for crops on heavy soil Crops on light soils may need one or more rains The rain was perfect for seed ings where oats have been cut and some farmers now may get a third cutting of alfalfa The rain raised the water level at Clear Lake but the shoreline still was 12 feet out from the weir at the outlet on the east shore Dump Nixon Campaign Is Resumed WASHINGTON WVHarold E Stassen resumed his dump Nixon campaign Tuesday even before taking leave of the White House staff And the Republican high com mand almost simultaneously said the GOP convention should be completely open with Stassen free to nominate any body he likes as President Eisenhowers running mate These were the main develop ments in the move by Stassen Eisenhowers disarmament aide to knock Nixon off the ticket and replace him with companies Steelworkers President DavL McDonald himself entered the aluminum talks reportedly at th equest of the industry Contracts with Alcoa and th leynolds Aluminum expire Tuesday midnight The union has aid it will not extend the presen ontract beyond the deadline This would mean a work stop age although a union spokes man said theres hope of an greement before then The USW represents vorkers in 12 Alcoa plants and at 9 Reynolds plants An ther work for the Kaiser Juminum whose contracts ont expire until Aug 31 About I The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday Slightly cooler Tuesday night low 6065 High Wednesday 82 87 Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday except thundershowers continuing east early Tuesday night Slightly cooler Tuesday night low 5762 northwest 6270 southeast High Wednesday 8085 Clear and cool GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Tuesday Maximum Monday 75 Minimum Monday night 63 At 8 Tuesday 65 Precipitation inches YEAR AGO Maximum 100 Minimum 75 Burmese Charge Red Troops Now Across Frontier RANGOON Burma UVSeveral hundred armed Chinese Commu nist troops Tuesday were reported to have crossed Burmas wild and mountainous northeast frontier along a 500mile arc and advanced up to 60 miles into Burmese terri ory Reports from the border area said the Reds crossed in small bands and occupied positions in a wide arc between Putao Ft the northern tip of the country and Kunlong Ferry on the Salween River south of the wartime Burma Road to China Communist patrols have crossed the poorly de ined border before but always McKeon on Stand in Own Defense PARRIS ISLAND rine S Sgt Matthew C McKeon wept Tuesday as he told of the march on which six of his recruits died McKeons breakdown forced a brief recess in the courtmartial o the 31yearold former drill in structor In a dramatic move the defense put the impassive former drill In structor on the stand Tuesday fo the first time as a witness in hi own courtmartial trial Tension Mounts As the 31yearold McKeon took the stand tension in the court room mounted swiftly In a hesitant tone McKeon ner vously recounted the events of April 8 preceding the deadly night march which resulted in charges against him of involuntary man slaughter oppression of recruits and drinking on duty Gov Christian A Herter of Massachusetts Stassen granted a fourweek leave starting Thursday told the National Press Club Nixons name on the ticket will detract millions of votes from the very broad popularity of the Presi Just a short time before Stas sen was scheduled to speak GOP National Chairman Leo nard W staunch backer of an EisenhowerNixon ticket willingness for Stas sen or any convention delegate to place any name he desires in nomination for the vice pres In a statement issued shortly after he called at the White House Hall added 1 am sure the convention will weigh all factors carefully and come to a wise decision so that we can proceed with the fundamental business of elect ing a Republican administra tion and a Republican congress which is what I am interested Action Taken by Ike British Navy Is Alerted Both the President and the Vice President have publicly stated that they want an open from another platoon c his room and said McKeon said a brother drill in structor came in Whose platoon is out back stretched out on the lawn I told him it couldnt be mine and he had a grin on his I think it Cardinal Sin McKeon said he went to the door leading outside and they were laying on the Emile Herman his attorney asked Anything wrong with that1 Hall said Manhunt Under Way Near Boone for Gas Station Bandit BOONE manhunt was in progress here Tuesday for a ban dit who held up the Imperial Service Sation near Huxley at about The station attendant said the bandit drove up in his car flashed a gun and demanded money The attendant said he gave the man Thats a cardinal Mc Keon answered Why McKeon groped for words and then said I guess J cant explain it sir but it Then McKeon continued yelled out for everybody to get in side When they got in the squad bay barracks room I started to give them upanddown shoulders a calisthenic with rifle but I thought bet ter about it The next thing that came to mind was a field Meanwhile a Marine officer said the Marines commandant Gen Randolph Pate would arrive here Wednesday to testify as a defense witness Predicts Peaceful End to Suez Canal Crisis about S67 and that as the bandit drove off he fired his pistol strik ing an oil barrel in the station driveway An alarm was broadcast and Boone police later spotted the car on the outskirts of Boone They gave chase and as they were clos ing in the bandit stopped the car and fled into a field in the dark ness Sheriff Ivan Shalley of Story County said the bandit may be the same one who held up the Erickson elevator near Boone re cently and fled with after firing three shots at Art McHone operator of the elevator McHone was not hit HONOLULU Sen Bourke have withdrawn after Burmese protests Peiping customarily blames er ors of local border commanders The latest crossings however ippeared to be in considerably reater strength than previous in ursions They also followed re ports from Burmese officials in he ajjea that Chinese army units long the borders have been rein orced with regular troops in re ent months TO HOST ASSEMBLY GETTYSBURG Pa UP resident Eisenhower M d a y igned legislation authorizing for the World Health Or anization to hold its llth world ssembly in the U S in 1958 Hickenlooper RIowa predicts the problem raised by Egypts seizure of the Suez Canal will be worked out without force The member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called the seizure a violation of all laws of international an emotional Hickenlooper left Honolulu Mon day night by air enroute to Seoul by way of Manila He will repre sent Secretary of State Dulles at the inauguration of President Syngman Rhee of the Republic of Korea Aug 15 In God We Trust Now Is National Motto GETTYSBURG Pa President Eisenhower Monday signed legislation to establish In God We as the national matlo AP Wiraphoto 2POINT LANDING With a smile radiating his good humor President Eisenhower hops through the door of his light plane Tuesday as he returns to Washington after a stay at his Gettysburg farm He went to the White House directly from the airport WASHINGTON UBP r e s i dent Eisenhower is sending Secretary of State Dulles to London to con fer with Britain and France about Egypts seizure of the Suez Canal The White House announced this Tuesday shortly after the Presi dent and Dulles had discussed Egypts nationalization of the wa terway The United States already represented at the London talks by Deputy Undersecretary of State Robert Murphy Snyders Statement Murray Snyder assistant White House press secretary read this statement to newsmen In view of the importance o the matters being discussed in London between Foreign Minis ters Lloyd Britain and Pineau the President has asked Secretary Dulles person ally to take part in the conclud ing period of their talks in which the United States is also repre sented by Deputy Undersecretary Selwyn Lloyd is Britains for eign minister Christian Pineau theFrench foreign minister Earlier Sen Mansfield D Mont proposed that the United States protest the canal seizure to the United Nations General As sembly and the World Court The action came after British Admiralty recalled war ship crews on leave in English ports in show of tdrce it ordered in the Suez crisis Observers said a naval buildup in the Suez area would be an obvious prelude to a formal dec aration to Egyptian President Jamal Abdel Nasser that the Vestern powers are determined to see that the canal is kept open to all ships Britain ordered her troopships carrying soldiers and their fami lies to and from the Far East to steer clear of the Suez Canal and make the long trip around the Cape of Good Hope Rejection Feared Reports from Cairo said that Egypt would reject British moves to establish an international board to control the Suez Canal Nasser declared Tuesday how ever that freedom of navigation in the canal will be He said in a statement that any agreements made in the past wiH be fully A British Foreign Office spokes man said two destroyers recently sold to Egypt would not ba stopped from sailing Tuesday night from the naval base at Portsmouth He said they have already been paid for and turned over to the Egyptians and there fore are considered Egypts prop erty This followed Prime Minister Edens announcement to the House of Commons Monday that British exports of war to Egypt had been halted A La borite deputy asked then if order applied to the Eden replied I dont know where the de stroyers are but I think the royal navy can look after them wher ever they may Russia Supports Nassers Action LONDON Soviet Union upheld Egypt Tuesday in her seiz ure of the Suez Canal and implic ity warned the West against prisals j Khrushchev in a speech at Mos cow said JEgypt was entitled to take over the waterway warned against what he called un wise voices in Britain and asking for the application of re prisals even of military opera He expressed confidence their statesmen with common sense experience and political sober would view the seizure properly 19 POLIO CASES DES MOINES new cases of poJio were reported in Iowa last week the Iowa partment of Health said Tuesday ;