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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 20, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI Preu ud United Full Scvtn Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 1955 of Two Strive Anew for Peace Ike Tells One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO Sunday WTAD Qnlnty Sunday WOt Amei Time Is of the Essence MOT so long ago I sat in a meet ing of editors assembled from all parts of the country The place was the Statler Hotel in Washing ton D and the subject under discussion was public school de segregation As seemed fitting the principal participants in the discussion were from the South where the prob lem has its greatest immediacy Virginius Dabney the editor of the Richmond Va TimesDispatch was moderate and C A McKnight a forme Carolinian editor but at the tim head of the Southern Educatioi Reporting Service in Nashville was the featured speaker Mostly the discussion turned on whether newspapers in Dixielan were doing a creditable job in re porting desegregation news fully accurately and without bias Fo the most part the report was en couraging and it was well docu mented There were of course a few spots where the performance hasnt been up to minimum stand ards They were mentioned Then Mr Dabney called fo questions or opinions from the floor One of the first to claim a microphone was a squat little man from Mississippi Without my tell ing you you would know that h took a dim of the whole mat ter Quite obviously he was of thi BilboHuey Long school of ora tory He was a fullflowered rabble rouser No Rabbit to Roust But there was just one thing wrong with the situation from hi point of view He wasnt talkini to a rabble His listeners were group of editors capable of an un emotional and detached approach to the racial problem The talk included a prediction that there would be ice in hell be fore Negroes and whites attendee the same school in Mississippi And the speakers reference to the Supreme Courts ruling for deseg regation included something aboui blood on the marble steps of the nearby Hall of Justice Such applause as there was when the harangue was it would have required an ex tremely sensitive applausemeter to measure from other in the deepest Deep South Nobodj dignified the benighted utterance by rebutting it It died a lonely death Nona Likt Him in Virginia That noon at luncheon I chanced to be seated alongside a scholarlj editor from Norfolk Va I put few questions to him Would you I asked him first that the speech we just heard by our Mississippi friend re flected the attitude toward deseg regation of many editors in the South I cant speak for he replied but so far as Virginia is concerned I doubt if you could find one daily newspaper editor in our entire state who would take such an intemperate Are you I cut in that the people of your state are gen erally ready to accept desegrega tion My friend smiled and admon ished me Not quite so fast I would be misrepresenting he continued If I left the impression that theres any high enthusiasm for having Ne groes and whites in the same schools and the same classrooms he added there is a recognition on the part of most Southerners capable of thought that because desegregation is the law of the Supreme Court has is Need for Tolerance Most of the remainder of our luncheon conversation went on from inevitability of de segregation and how it could be brought about with the greatest good and the least harm to all parties concerned Time is of the essence it was to reason with the AP Wlrephoto TOTAL photo taken in Manila Mon day shows the longest total eclipse of the sun in nearly 1250 years The moon blotted out the sun beginning over the Indian Ocean and raced 24 miles a minute across Cey lon Thailand Indochina and the Philippines At Manila the longest totality was 7 minutes 4 seconds Two North lowans Among Six Killed By The AsiocUted Presi Six persons were killed in motor vehicle accidents on Iowa high ways during the past weekend The victims Richard Allen Townsend 22 son of Earl C Townsend Charles City Willard Paul 22 farmer of near Greene Cora Mae Luelf 63 BushneU Michael Krouch 8 son of Mrs Alicincia Krouch Grinnell J E Knoll 65 Cole Camp Mo John Gassman 73 Rock Rapids Townsend and Hess were killed early Sunday when their car plunged off a gravel road near Clarksville in Butler County Three other persons were liurt including Hess 18yearold wife Irene who was reported in critical condition at a Charles City hospital Returning From The five young people were re turning from a dance at Clarks ville about 1 Sunday when the car hit a culvert off a farm ers driveway one mile east o town Townsend was driving a new car he had purchased since his discharge from the Army in February He had served 16 months in Korea The bodies of both NEA Service Award Goes to Barnes BANFF Canada Leon S Barnes publisher of the North wood Iowa Anchor has been awarded the National Editoria Assn Presidents award for out standing service to the organiza ion He has served as Iowa NBA Chairman Barnes who began his connection with the Anchor at age 6 lived a part of his boyhood in Mason City He headed the Iowa Press Assn in 1942 and has been recipient of the Iowa Master Editor and Publisher designation Mr and Mrs Barnes are part of a sizable Hawkeye delegation at tending the convention here The Garner Leader was another of the 11 Iowa newspapers to re ceive awards The Garner paper vas given an honorable mention ating for having contributed an lutstanding service to agriculture in the class of papers below circulation LEON S BARNES Red Oak Man Injured Critically in Crash RED OAK WVRichard Yates 37 f near Red Oak was injured criti ally Sundayin a twocar crash on lighway 34 east of here His lather Ray Yates 64 and Irs Ruth Sours 41 Pekin also injured They were taken o a Red Oak hospital Mrs Eilene hotheads such as we had heard Sours 36 Pekin driver of one of only a few minutes before in anjtne cars her husband and three adjoining room From this Virchildren escaped injury Mrs Sours was charged by the highway patrol with illegal passing i CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUT NO PUNISHMENT PLANNED Soys Fischer Admitted Germ Warfare Charge WASHINGTON Air Force spokesman says a false germ war fare confession was obtained bv Chinese Communists from one of four returned American jet pilots but no disciplinary action agamsl the officer is planned He named the flier as Capt Har old Fischer Swea City Iowa a double jet ace of the Korean War who was released May 31 after more than two years in Chinese prison camps The spokesman said Fischer and three other fliers released with him also confessed to crossing the Yalu River into Chinese terri tory under Air Force orders But he said no such orders had been given The spokesman said the actions of all four men are under study but he indicated they probably will be given a clean bill of The Air Force has declined to discipline any of its men for ac tions while they were Chinese pris oners on the ground they were acting under pressure of Commu nist mistreatment The Marine Corps likewise de clined to bring courtmartial pro ceedings against Col Frank Schwable a flier who made a false germ warfare confession The Army on the other hand has convicted four former prison ers of war on charges of collab orating with the enemy and has filed charges against a number of others The officers released with Fischer are Lt Col Edwin Heller Wynnewood Lt Lyle Cam eron Lincoln and Lt Roland Parks Omaha Neb The four were tried May 24 on Communist charges of intruding into China for harassment and pro vocative Heller told a news conference in Honolulu June 2 that all four pleaded guilty and AP Wlrephoto MEETS NURSECapt Harold Fischer is met by Miss Marie Iverson Seattle nurse on his arrival Sunday at San Fran cisco The nurse wrote more than 200 letters to Fischer when he was a prisoner in Red China It was the first time the two had met facetoface were ordered deported to the United States The Air Force spokesman an nounced the confessions in com menting on a copyrighted story published Monday in the Minneapo lis Tribune Fischer told newsmen in Hono lulu June 2 that he had not signed any confession during his trial bul he declined at the time to say whether he had signed one in ad vance of the trial Heller confirmed the story Sun day night at his Pennsylvania home saying the story was accu and acknowledging that he made the confession attributed to him He declined to elaborate how ever saying Im in the process of trying to sell my story to a magazine and I dont want to do anything to hurt Cameron contradicted the story however denying that he made any confession about And I dont know about any confession anybody else he added Its all news to Parks declined to say whether or not he had confessed to fly ing across the Yalu under Air Force orders He denied that he had signed any confession of germ warfare and said The Air Force never issued any orders to fly north of the Yalu but he declined further comment Parks father W G Parks said the flier had sold the diary he kept during 2V4 years imprisonment for publication in the News and World Report men were taken to the Grossmann Funera Home in Charles City Funeral services for Townsend have ten tatively been scheduled for Tues day afternoon He is survived by his parents Mr and Mrs Earl Townsend Charles City four brothers Bryan Cameron William Sacramento Dean Min neapolis and Robert Charles City two sisters Mrs Norbert Gilbert and Mrs Wayne Gifford Charles City No arrangements were made concerning services for Hess pend ing notification of his parents in California Hess and his wife just had started farming near Greene this spring Thrown From Car Mrs Luelf was injured fatally Sunday night and five persons were hurt in a twocar collision al ah intersection on Highway HO north ofSchaller The Krouch boy was killed Sun day when he was thrown from the auto in which he was riding anc the car rolled over on him He and his mother were passengers in a car driven by Dale Ray 41 Marshalltown who drove into a ditch to avoid hitting an oncoming car on Highway 30 three miles ast of Marshalltown Knoll was killed Saturday authorities said he swerved to miss a puddle of water on High way 69 at the south edge of Jew ill and the semitrailer truck jack knifed and struck two trees Gassman was killed in a collis ion on Highway 9 Sunday two miles east of Rock Rapids SAME Blark 4catk 24 hoars in part Extensive Hail Wind Loss in Central Iowa By The Associated Extensive hail and wind damag occurred in parts of north central Iowa Sunday Portions of Grundy and Tama counties were heavily hit Damage also was reported in the Wapello area A brief Sunday morning storm caused thousands of dollars in crop damage along a strip between Traer and Dysart Crops on some farms were a total loss due to hail Damage was reported between the two towns for a distance of J to 4 miles north of Highway 8 anc 2 to 3 miles south of it The storm lasted 20 minutes and dumped 1V inches of rain along with the hail Windows were broken and trees were blown down Water stood in fields Sunday afternoon a storm struck the Grundy Center and Seaman areas Hail stones piled up 3 feet deep in gullies Two inches of rain fell in 15 minutes Along a 3mile stretch corn was shredded bark was pounded ofl trees and hay and alfalfa were severely damaged One large hay barn was blown down Trees top pled across some roads Hail still was standing in some spots Monday morning One farmer said that by the time hail adjusters had looked over his field it would be too late to replant Damage also was reported in the Tama area and in the Iowa Falls vicinity 3 inches of rain was re ported POPPIES A POPPA WAUKESHA Wis Wl The first man in Waukesha County to be come a papa on Fathers Day was appropriatedly enough Richard Poppie His son weighed in at 8 xmnds 6 ounces All About The Weather Maion City Warm showers Fair little cooler Minntiota Fair cooler Globe Gazette weather data o 8 Mon day Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum FAIR Danny Kaye Denies Calling Princess Margaret Honey LONDON Kaye Monday denied reports he had called Princess Margaret The allegation was made by Sunday Pictorial columnist Rex North who headlined his dis patch Even the princess best friends call her your royal highness or her male escorts But columnist North said comedian Kaye greeted her backstage at the Palladium with Hello honey I didnt expect to s e e you back The Pictorial added Honey taken swal lowed once or twice and coun tered if a little limply with Eello Not so Kaye said He claimed it was untrue that he greeted his royal admirer with such a familiar word as know better than that I call the princess Why they drag things up like that I dont he said Its not Genzler Hurt in Accident Virgil D Genzler 421 Van Buren Monday was injured when he car he was driving struck a Building and then traveled about 200 feet before striking a pole on Highway 18 near Clear Lake A blowout caused the car Genz er was driving to leave the high way The accident happened about 2 Genzler received cuts about the lead and an injury to one leg He was taken to the Mercy Hospital at Mason City He operates a truck stop on Highway 65 south of Mason City Bad Check Artist Wanted at Manly MANLY Police authorities in Vianly are looking for an unidenti fied man who passed a bad check in the Clark Oltman Grocery Market Saturday morning The man who was driving a blue car bearing a Michigan license latc is estimated to be between and 35 and having a medium build and blond hair The check was cashed on a S3 jrocery order and was made out to Ronald Miller Storm Cellar Flooded 3 Children Die QUANAH Tex ffi A frantic father dived into a dark flooded storm cellar Sunday in a futile effort to save three of his chil dren I heard my little boy call out Help and that was said farmer Ira Keeney I dove back in there and tried to save them but I just couldnt find The three Reeney children Doris 5 Thomas 4 and Alnia 3 all drowned The family had taken refuge in the cellar about 4 when Mrs Keeney saw threatening clouds and awakened her husband They feared a tornado Keeney told reporters he opened the cellars horizontal door to in vestigate a trickle of water A flood poured in upon him A sudden rain caused a dike on a nearby draw to break and flood the storm cellar Claim Peron Factions to Topple Soon MONTEVIDEO Uruguay UP who fled Argentina following last weeks revolution said Monday that the fight against the government of President Juan D Peron is continuing Diplo matic sources here said Peron may be toppled from power in the wake of the naval revolt Diplomatic observers here said the evidence available indicates Gen Franklin as chief of the forces of repression either has or shortly may seize the reins of power in his campaign to re store order Common Ideals The refugee revolutionary lead ers issued a communique Mon day expressing confidence in the triumph of their uprising and said our comrades of the Ar gentine navy air force and army continue fighting for our com mon But the fight now it was be lieved has passed from the stage of bullets clubs and the arena of the street and has become a pow er struggle behind the scenes Peron it was believed here may be eased out by Lucero as chief of the forces of in order to win support of all branches of the Argentine armed services A communique was issued in Buenos Aires claiming that naval and all other armed services were at their assigned bases and loyal to the government of President Juan D Remain Loyal The official communique said All naval units as well as all other sections of the Argentine armed forces remained loysl to the government of President Juan D Peron and presently are at their respective bases A marine infantry and naval aviation unit were the only par ticipants in last weeks abortive rebellion and their commands have been dissolved Introduce Revised Bill on Military Reserve Program WASHINGTON UP House military leaders Monday intro duced a bill to carry ou1 President Eisenhowers compul sory military reserve program The new proposal abandons con troversial universal military train ing UMT features of an earlier proposal and is designed to avoic a new fight over racial segrega tion hi the National is sue on which the earlier measure Mgged down In essence the new measure provides that men completing their ours of active military duty must serve for stated periods in the re serves attending weekly drills and summer camps Unlike the earlier bill it makes no provision for as signment of such men to the Na ional Guard But they could elect voluntarily to fulfill their reserve obligation in the guard AP Wtrephoto IKE REACHES Eisenhower escorted by Gov Goodwin Knight of California is shown to his car after his arrival in San Francisco Sunday night The Presi dent was the main speaker at the 10th anniversary observ ance of the Big Four Parley Is Topic Season of High Hope By MARVIN ARROWSMITH SAN FRANCISCO WPresident Eisenhower Monday urged the United Nations to strive anew for a glorious way of life in which the atom dedicated once as mans slayer will become his most productive In a major address opening 10th anniversary ceremonies the President also pledged that the United States at the forthcoming Big Four conference will do every thing in its power to help the world move toward that goal of peace in this season of high hope for the Eisenhower maintained Ms cau tious attitude about the at sum mit conference however saying in his prepared address Within a month July 1821 at Geneva there will be a four power conference of the heads of govern ment Whether or not we shall then reach the initial decisions that will start dismantling the terrible ap paratus of fear and distrust and weapons erected since the end of World War III do not Loyal Spirit Then he went on to say that the basis for success of the meeting of the Big FourEisenhower Prime Minister Eden of Great Britain Premier Faure of France and Pre miere Bulganin of simp ly put It is that every individual at that meeting be loyal to the spirit of the United Nations and dedi cated to the principles of its char ter I can solemnly pledge to you to all of the men and women of the world who may read or hear my those who represent the United States will strive to be thus loyal thus dedi Speaking in the War Memorial Opera House where 10 years ago the U N was founded the Presi dent said the organization has had both its successes and failures in the first decade of existence then declared The object of our second decade is still a peace of such a new kind that all the world will think anew and act anew It cannot be a mere stifling of the must be a glorious way of life In that life the atom dedicated once as mans slayer will become his most productive servant It will be a peace toxin spire confidence and faith so that all peoples will be released from the dread fear of war Scientists will be liberated to work always for men never against them Fight Diseases Who can doubt that in the next LO years world science can so beat down the ravages of disease and Jie pangs of poverty that human dnd will experience a new expan sion of living standards and of cul ural and spiritual horizons In this new kind of peace the artist teacher and philosopher workman farmer producer and scientist will work together for the common At the outset of his address car ried nationwide on all major tele vision and radio networks the President said he was confining lis remarks principally to terms of my countrys unswerving loy alty to the United Nations and the reasons for our tireless support of He added he was doing so be cause Secretary of State Dulles speaking with my full confidence and concurrence later in the week will address the anniversary meeting on appropriate ele ments in the foreign policy of this Although Eisenhower cautiously declined to predict whether next months Big Four conference will reach the initial decisions which could lead eventually to the kind of enduring peace he envisioned he did say that like the summer of 1945 when the was born he summer of this year is an other season of high hope for the DIVORCES DROP DES M01NES UP Iowa di in 1954 dropped to a 12 ear low of the Iowa Health epartment reported Monday If ;