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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 7, 1955, Mason City, Iowa HOME EDITION MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NIWSPAPIft THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS N I I C H I 0 I I VOL LXI fntt tut 1Bitod full SevM a Cvoy MASON CITY IOWA MONOAY MAftCH 7 Iffl Psptr CowUU of Two House Demands Probe of Purchases 5 Portsmouth Children Among Dead Fire Crashes Claim 7 Lives Babysitter Boys Die in Rescue Try One Mans Opinion ARadio Commentary W EARL HALL GlobtGciijtto Editor British Point of View Presented Mr Halls radio commentary this week took the form of an in terview with Francis Sedgwick Jell British vice consul in Chi cago who was in Indochina as re cently as the day of Dien Bien Phus fall to the Communists No transcription is available o the conversation between them but the Briton touched on the points of agreement and the points of dif ference between America and Bri tain in their approach to the Asia problem more specifically For mosa The differences center on the question of recognizing the Com munist Government in China and In assessing the status of the off shore islands other than Formosa the young Englishman observed Recognition he pointed out is something quite different and apart from giving approval to a regime The guiding criterion for Britain in its decision to recognize Mao Tse tung was Does he control China And that has to be an swered in the affirmative he added Whereas Formosa had been ceded by China to Japan a half century or so ago and never offi cially restored to China after World War n it was noted Quemoy Amoy Matsu and the other islands immediately off the mainland never lost their Chinese Identity As a practical proposition Mr SedgwickJell asserted all are within artillery range of China proper and their defense might be difficult if not impossible except on a largescale war basis The generally high level of econ omic wellbeing of Americans is perhaps the one thing most im pressive to a newcomer to our shores the British vice consul con cluded Biggest ABlast of Series Detonated LAS VEGAS Nev biggest and brightest blast if the 1955 atomic test series lighted Western skies 20 minutes before dawn Monday The white flash was perhaps the most dazzling ever seen in Las Vegas 75 miles distant from Yucca Flat It shone a yellow gold color above the mountains near Los Angeles 250 miles to the southwest It was almost as though the sun trying to make an early appear nce This was the highest tower shot ever set off in Nevada It was the 35th test at the Nevada site nd fourth of the current series A group of 50 observers saw the detonation from Angels Peak on Evans Agrees Evidence Can Be Misleading SWALEDALE Circumstantial evidence can be misleading When H D Evans returned to his cafe here Sunday night he found the lock on the front door jammed the back door un locked from the inside On the floor was a screwdriver A ham mer lay on the counter Evans called Cerro Gordo Coun ty Sheriff Jerry Allen and report ed that his Corner Cafe had been broken into Nothing was missing The sheriffs investigation dis closed the following Pat Ward a construction work er and a friend of Evans late Sunday afternoon noticed that the cafe proprietor had left his front door open Ward couldnt get the door to lock so he went across the street to a filling station and bor rowed a hammer and screwdriver He still couldnt get it to lock He finally gave up But the serv ice station had closed Ward then left the tools behind to be re turned in the morning and took a shortcut home through the back door Sight Wreckage of Plane TAIPEI Formosa UP American search plane Monday sighted wreckage of a missing Air Force C54 on a mountain in southern Formosa and reported little chance of any survivors among the 14 persons aboard The pieces were not very Air Force spokesman said Ho the wreckage of the plane missing since Sunday morning strewn over the mountainside Disney Favored for TV EMMIES i HOLLYWOOD Gobel and Walt up favorites win television Emmies Monday night as nation via NBCTV watchtt the Mvtnth annual awards of Television Academy TV counterpart of movies big Oscar show goes on national television for first p m to 12 midnight Iowa If Disney wins an Emmy in his first year of telecasting the trip to podium will bo old stuff for him has won 24 movie Oscars more than other producer Top TV shows and performers In 21 categories will be honored at a black tie dinner show originating at Moulin Rouge here and at Ninos La Rue in New York Steve Allen is flying in from New York to emceo the Hollywood part of the show Dave Carroway will handle chores in New York he Charleston Range west of the est site They reportedit was ne of the most impressive shots ver seen from the mountain point 500Foot Tower The explosion was from a 500 oot tower for the first time A vapor trail was visible high bove the fire ball perhaps the ontrail of a highflying explora ory or sniffer plane which may have been in the area as art of Air Force maneuvers hortly before the explosion The blinding flash finally faded ike the filament of a light bulb he fireball a perfect sphere ose almost immediately but held irm for about 20 seconds This was not the largest fireball r explosion at Yucca Flat The inal test of the 1953 series here device that exploded ith a 30second fireball and con ained a power of about 50 kilo ons or 2V4 times normal Abomb trength Mondays shot probably packed 30 Mloton punch however The tandard Abomb has a 10second ireball and power of 20 kilotons r the equivalent of tons f TNT Rose Quickly The fireball higher than usual iid not suck up as much dirt as ome from the desert floor The loud rose quickly and the usual mushroom was clearly visible in as Vegas in the first light of awn The stem was reddish and nusually thick As the top of the mushroom oared to perhaps feet it eemed to divide into two puffs ut it was entirely possible that might be an icecap forming as t has at high altitude before Laughlin At the request of J Frank Cun ningham a Justice Department attorney Judge McLaughlin or dered a bench warrant issued for by Cunningham that bond be fixed at Cunningham told a reporter be does not know Mrs Natvigs where abouts Warming Trend to Follow Cold Wave for Most of Iowa DES MOINES WWVVintcr weath r whistled through Iowa Sunday m Arctic high pressure system assed eastward with peak wind usts of 5066 miles an hour mod rate snow showers and falling emperatures The Weather Bureau said Mon ay the storm blew itself out of the tatc before midnight Sunday Temperatures early Monday angcd from 5 below zero at Mason City to 10 above at Lamoni and Sioux City The Weather Bureau said a Pa cific high pressure system which was west of the Rockies Monday would be moving into the Central Plains during the next two days This will result in a gradual change to warmer temperatures the fore casting agency said Marie Natvig Is Indicted WASHINGTON Mrs Marie Natvig turnabout witness at Fed eral Communications Commission hearings was indicted Monday on nine charges of lying under oath Mrs Natvig 51 Miami Beach divorcee first gave testimony tend ing to link Edward Lamb publish erbroadcaster with Communism but later repudiated this testimony Lamb has denied any Commu nist connections The perjury indictment against Mrs Natvig was returned by a federal District grand Judge jury before Charles F Mc the arrest judge also of Mrs followed Natvig The a suggestion Judge Cooneys Wife Dies at Carroll CARROLL UP Mrs F H Cooney 67 wife of a longtime dis rict judge here died late Sunday at her home following a two years illness She and her husband re turned Saturday night from Mayo Clinic at Rochester Minn Funeral services will be Wednesday Road Toll Reaches 87 By Preii A fire at Portsmouth snuffed out five young lives and two persons were killed in traffic accidents as Iowa recorded seven accidental deaths last weekend Four children of Mr and Mrs John Raymond and a baby sitter uffocated Saturday night in a fire that destroyed the Raymond home at Portsmouth Dead were the Raymond children Anna 2 months John 5 Russell 4 and Jerry 3 and Jean Kleffman li daughter of Mr and Mrs Walter Kleffman The Kleffman girl was staying with the children while Mrs Ray mondwent to bring her husband borne for the weekend from his job at Council Bluffs Pitying Outside Danny Raymond 7 was playing outside the fourroom home and was not hurt He told authorities Jean and his brothers got out of the house bul he baby sitter returned to get the baby and the boys went back in side with her and all were over come by smoke Danny ran for help but the fire was out of control when volunteer Bremen arrived Fire Chief J J Herkenroth said tie believed the fire started from defective wiring The Raymond children and the Efleffman girl Monday were buried m adjoining plots in St Maryj Cemetery here Toll Now 87 The two traffic deaths brought Jie 1955 Iowa traffic death toll to 87 compared with 91 for the same period last year Earl 0 Lewis 57 Burlington killed Sunday when his station wagon missed a turn at the junc tion of 275 and 34 about four miles east of Glenwood Sheriff Don Rhoden said the station wagon rolled end over end along the highway in Mills County who was alone in the sta tion was dead on arrival at Council Bluffs hospital Mario Minear 19 Marshalltown vas injured fatally early Sunday when the car in which he was riding hit a bridge a quarter mile north of Marsballtown He died about an hour later Virgil L Paul 19 Laurel and Eileen Whitney 18 Marshalltown uffered minor injuries 75TH ANNIVERSARY CHATTANOOGA Tenn Ofi J M Patterson 105 and his wife Cordelia 99 Monday celebrated heir 75th wedding anniversary Sharp Debate Over Road Commission DES MOINES House resumed its legislative hores Monday after a 10day spring recess by approving 634 a resolution calling for an investigation of certain uestionable purchases by the State Highway Commission The resolution was proposed by two firstterm members of the Re ublican majority in the House Reps Rosco Pollock RDouds and William Dillon RColumbus They said that certain members the House had become alarmed I i ft II by rumors questioning certain com CioldtieldGoes Wild Honoring Girls Champs ZOO BABY ONE OUNCE AT is a lemuroid related in prehistoric days to the monkey family He hails from the Belgian Congo and is feared by natives because of his night prowling Now living at the Bronx Zoo New York this youngster weighing slightly over an ounce at birth is a mere four inches long At top Potto looks out of his box home At bottom he is held in a nurses hand and has lunch Open Retrial of Oleo Heir Jelke NEW YORK retrial of oleo heir Minot Mickey Frazier Jelke on compulsory prostitution charges began in criminal cour Monday with selection of a blue ribbon jury The former social registerite some 25 pounds lighter than he was at his first trial two years ago and more serious arrived in court 1 Airs Bosworth Dies Funeral on Wednesday Last rites for a widelyknown Mason City woman Mrs LeRoy T Bosworth 520 will day be held at the at 2 Vermont Wednes Patterson James uneral Home The Rev Wilbur Dierking of the First Presby erian Church will be in charge and burial will be in Elmwood emetery Death came at Sat urday in Billings Hospital Chi cago where Mrs Bosworth had minutes before the scheduled opening He posed willingly for photographers outside the court room door but had no comment to make on the case There were almost 200 prospec tive jurors and members of the press in court Jelke flanked by his defense counsel at a table to the left of the bench listened impassively as the court began the technicalities of selecting a jury Jury Pirn Most of the men and some 20 women on the jury panel for this repeat performance appeared in their 40s or older Turn Out for Celebration GOLDFIELD North owa town with its new girls bas etball champs was a happy lace Monday for all kinds of kids young and old The Goldiield queens came ome Sunday at the head of an utomobile caravan that stretched or 12 miles before it reached lere from Des Momes site of lie 1955 state tournament No one was sure just how many persons turned out to greet the irls but the throng was esti mated at about or about four times the population of Goldfield 20 Cars The caravan started off with some 20 cars including home iolks who had seen Goldfield beat Holstein 5351 Saturday night At Blairsburg 35 miles north of Des Moines a big delegation tagged on to the procession At Webster City the parade had mission purchases After Pollock told the House the rumors should be either proved or disproved Rep G T Kuester R former speaker made a vigorous plea for defeat of the resolution I have the highest regard for the intent and purpose of the res Kuester said I hold no brief for the highway commission or any department of the state government But 1 have some con victions on investigations List Session I have seen investigations of the highway commission the liq uor commission the secretary of agriculture the board of control and in the last session we author ized investigations of the governor on the matter of a veto of a cer bill In every instance one of two things happened If you find the persons concerned not guilty there are those who say it was a white wash If you find any evidence you have to turn it over to the attorney general for action and that is where it should go in the first place I have seen men in high posi tions who wept because their good names had been dragged around through the matter I have seen too much of where innocent men have been seared to their inner grown to a point 25 minutes to go where it took through town Along the highway were still more cars which swelled the proces sion at Eagle Grove At the edge of Goldfield an of ficial party met the 12 girls on the basketball squad and the At the former playboys first trial Judge Francis L Valente in the interest of good barred the press and public while the prosecution presented its case It was on those grounds that the been taken earlier in the week for oleo heir appealed his comiction reatment It heart attack was She ascribed to a had however experienced an extended illness vith hospitalization here and in lochester With her at the time of death were her husband and her son Harrison Kohl Omaha Mr Bos worth is a practicing lawyer at ilanly and the son is associated vith television in Omaha Born in Hallstead Mrs Bos vorth came to Mason City at the age of 6 and was reared in the icme of her aunt the late Urs William E Brice She ob a i n e d her schooling here and lived her entire adult life n Mason City own through he years Mrs Josworth had een active in Mrs Bosworth a wide range of interests Among and threetosix year sentence and won a new trial The Court of Appeals by a 42 vote ruled that the demands of public morality do not justify ju dicial nullification of the right of public trial even in cases of ob scene or indecent nature The majority opinion held that Jelke should not have been deprived of the possible benefits of attend ance by the Patent Its widespread report of what goes on in the courts may well prove a potent force in restrain ing possible abuse of judicial pow the court held Judge Valente who refused to disqualify himself for the retrial again is on the bench Asst Dist Atty Anthony J Liebler was cast for the second time in the role of prosecutor AP Wlrephoto LOS ANGELES LIT biggest shot of the current atomic test series lights up the sky over the Los Angeles skyline like few blasts have done in the past In the inset photo is the huge fireball which caused the second sun some 250 miles away from the blast site he organizations with which she vas identified were the History lub the Bridge Club and the Vomans Club Surviving Mrs Bosworth in ad lition to her husband and son are daughter Mrs Richard Kath erine Pool and one granddaugh ter Carol Kohl daughter of Mr and Mrs Harrison Kohl A second daughter Adriennc died in 1931 at the age of 17 The body will lie in state at the chapel from Tuesday until the lime of services NEVER TOO OLD HUTTO Tex Peter Martin 82 was released from the hospital Sunday She caught the mumps from a greatgrandchild SAME DATE195491 school marching band plus a ocal fire engine escorted the march to Memorial Hall Proud In a 30minute ceremony the new cage queens and their coach im Carroll found out that tie lomefolks were very proud of hem One of the speakers was Dr B L Bassinger who brought many of these girls into the vorld when they were born He aid With the hand of Providence ou returned to Goldfield safely with the exception of a few frayed nerves and depleted Another speaker was School Supt E J Blumeyer who in the midst glum school He amended this Well have a short most beings In 1939 the three members of the State Board of Control were investigated and fired An inno c e n t man was one of them I doubt if any of themwere guilty The innocent man later became Speaker of the of Ms praise added the note that There will be later to say Gifts were presented to Carroll and his champs Each girl re ceived a bracelet To Clear After Reps J 0 Watson R Indianola and Jim Henry RCar son had supported Kuester Dil lion said The highway commission had invited this investigation It is not our thought that the commission is guilty or not guilty This is just to give an opportunity to clear the name of the Rep Wflliam Denman DDes Moines asked Pollock to disclose something about the rumors lock replied he hoped that this wouldnt be necessary because the rumors might not be true Denman then asked Pollock to give the House a general idea of what is behind the request for an investigation Pollock said that in one instance a product of identical nature was bid on by two different companies A company in Iowa he continued had the low bid about 40 per cent lower than the other firm But the low bidder furnished only about onefourth of the material purchased and the other firm sold the bulk of the ma terial A group of the Democrat minor ity members in the House also have filed a request for an inten sive investigation of the commis sion It was filed the last day be fore the spring recess Five Perish in Blast at Chicago Store CHICAGO An exploding gas oven in the bake shop of a subur ban department store Sunday night killed five men and injured an other The blast in the suburban River Forest Wieboldt Department Store bent and shattered the walls floor and ceiling of the first floor bake shop About ON WAY HOME Cpl Gerald Carhuff 19 of Brooklyn N carries his rifle strapped to his crutch as he prepares to leave Korea for home He is a mem ber of the Marines First Division which was in the Korean War from start o finish A large con tingent has been returned to Camp Pcndlcton Calif The Weather Miion City Light snow Iowa Somewhat warmer Minnesota Not so cold Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Mon day Maximum Minimum At 8 Precip YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum WMMM ;