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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 8, 1955, Mason City, Iowa HOME EDITION MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI N T MAKIS ALL NORTH lOWANSNIiaNtORS VOL LXI LUM Wirw MASON CITY IOWA TUISDAY MARCH I 19SS This of Two OM Eden Wants Chiang to Leave Islands by Flood Cold Wave Slows Pace ft Fmi Ohio River flood waters slowe down by a late winter cold wave Tuesday were expected to leav to persons in need o aid through a fourstate area The rising river appeared I have done its worst in Ohio an West Virginia But icy flood water still threatened downriver Ohi and Kentucky communities an the weather bureau warned of pos sible major floods in Indiana Thousands of persons were a ready homeless in the four states They sought shelter in Re Cross headquarters public build Ings and private homes In Indi ana Legionnaires Boy Scouts Na tional Guardsmen and church groups helped evacuate familie from threatened homes River Still Rising The American Red Cross met the threat by rushing 21 disaster spe cailists into the four states Specia regional disaster headquarters were set up at floodthreatened Ashland and Red Cross chap ters from Huntington W to the Mississipl River were alerted The Red Cross said families have already suffered damage to homes or property in the area and it expects to persons to register for rehabilita tion assistance before the flood waters subside In Ohio the swollen river was still rising from Gallipolis to Ports mouth at the rate of 05 feet an hour A flood crest of feet feet above flood stage was ex pected at early to day and the river expected to crest later at Portsmouth at feet above flood stage tl Feet In Cincinnati where the muddy waters lapped at riverside build ings the river was expected to crest nine feet above flood stage at 61 feet by Thursday The Ohio Highway Patrol said It had evacuated 706 families and 116 businesses Monday flood vo ters forced persons to move from their homes in Hamilton County All schools were closed in the states Gallia County while at Wil liamson W the flooding Tug River spilled four and a half feet of water into the basement of the Williamson Daily News AP Wlrephoto FLOOD cities are those affected by flood waters of the Ohio River Thomas Disney Sweep Top TV Awards WALT DISNEY Emmys HOLLYWOOD an Danny Thefnes producer a newcomer to te4e visien wen double Emmy Monday nifht at the sev enth annual presentation of the Television Academy trophies A surprised Thomas whooping Who mo was called to the stage of the Moulin Rouge Res taurant In Hollywood to be handed a geld statuette as the best series actor on the home Screens for 1954 Minutes later the comedian made a return trip to collect an other Emmy for the best com edy series award for his folksy program about show business family life Make Room for Disney already holder of 22 for beiVvi riety show Operation Under one of the Disneyland shows also won an Emmy for the best individual program of the year Loretta Young shared the spot light with Thomas when she was be for her dramatic that I have won this I can con fess how much I wanted she beamed George Gobel a new star to the TV screens shyly clutched his Emmy and said nothing when Move Endorsed to Oust Young DES MOINES Iowa Senate in an executive session Tues day concurred unanimously in remarks by Sen Henry E Heidema RRockwell City critical of Harold Young superintendent of th owa Temperance League Heideman before the Senate went into executive session had movec hat Young be barred from the privilege of lobbying in this The effect of the Senates actio eas to join in Heidemans criti ism of Young without barring th eroperance leader from lobbying The executive session also re eived the nominations of thre persons to state jobs by Gov Le A Hoegh The three names sub mitted by the governor were Clinton Moyer of Marion as tate safety commissioner Charles Fischer reappointed a tate insurance commissioner an rtrs Virginia Bedell of Spirit Lak or another term on the Joard of Parole Courage Commended After the end of the executive ession Sens Duane Dewell R Ugona and George OMalley D es the majority anc minority leaders said in a state ment regarding Heidemans mo tapi The Senate by unanimous vote oncurred in the remarks of the enator from Calhoun County Heideman and commended him or his courage in taking the stani e Dewell said the Senates action id not bar Young from entering ic Senate chamber talking with IB senators or from any other rivileges of a lobbyist Heideman declared in making is motion that there had been some incidents that were not to le credit of this body and adde that we have to protect our repu Dagmar Incident We had one incident known as ic Dagmar incident and we don ant any more disgraceful ind ents such as he said Heideman said someone should ake note of the tactics of some sbbyists and then declared it as Young he had in mind The Rockwell City senator said e had seen a newspaper article uoting Young as making some atements about members of the ifting Committee of this body be g in a drinking Because of these unfair sugges Heideman said I think he o longer should have the privi ges of lobbying in this body link he should be invited to stay BURNED TO DEATH WASHINGTON IBMrs Eleanor Dixon 53 former wife of news aper columnist George Dixon urned to death in her apartment ere early Tuesday Reds Not Dulles Claims To Air Public Talk WASHINGTON WVSecretary of State Dulles was described Tuesday as believing the Chinese Commu nists arc not bluffing and will shortly make some military move against Nationalistheld islands op posite Formosa The secretary who returned Sunday from a trip to the Far East had plenty of opportunity Tuesday to outline such a view either at briefings to congressional committees or in a report Tuesday Bight to the nation He is making a day of it The Senate Foreign Relations Commit tee in the morning the House For eign Affairs Committee in the after noon and national radiotelevision networks Tuesday night The recorded halfhour talk will be carried over radio by CBS 9 ABC and MBS A film will be televised over Columbia p Officials said Dulles appeared convinced the Chinese Communists would make some move toward carrying out their threats to at tack Formosa Opinions Differ on State Toll Road Program Public Hearing Held at Capitol DES MOINES A Conflictin opinions as to whether Iowa need a toll road or whether it will hav the traffic to pay the cost were aired Monday before two commit tees of the Legislature A lengthy public hearing on the controversial subject was held in the House chamber The immedi ate problem was whether Iowa ihould create a toH road author ty as surrounding states have done Divided Opinion Three legislators spoke in favor of a selffinanced million roject for an eastwest turnpike rom Davenport to Council Bluffs Three representatives of organiza tions voiced opposition The hearing was held before the oil Road Committee of the Senate and a subcommittee of the House Roads Committee These two bod es may act separately or as a group in making recommendations o the Legislature If Iowa is to issue toll road tonds a state authority must be xeated to do it Here are some f the comments heard Sen Charles S Van Eaton R lioux Do we want to be n the main line If we cant sell he bonds there will be no Iowa Reasonable Rates James G Brophy of New York epresenting the firm which han dled the Pennsylvania Turnpike onds The Iowa plan could be inanced at reasonable rates arried out as Robert Bliss of Des Moines rep esenting the Iowa Free Road The proposed Iowa Toll oad authority would have too much power and Iowa is not nearly o close to a toll road as the pro jonents indicate The Illinois proj ct is tied up in the courts and s far far in the Robert Wright Carroll speak ng for the Highway 30 About to million invested n the present 10 eastwest Iowa ighways would be destroyed if a urnpike is Clarion Trucker Found Dead in Service Station BEDFORD Pa ta Coroner ernon Geisel reported late Mon ay that the body of Hans Hanson I a Clarion Iowa truck driver as found in the sleeping quarters f a service station Geisel said an attendant discov red Hansons body He added that ic attendant said Hanson checked Sunday and had complained he clt ill The coroner said an autopsy had cvcaled bronchial pneumonia as ic cause of death he was honored as the most out standing npw be s t single performance awards went to Robert Cum mings for 12 Angry Men on Studio One and Judith Ander son for MacBeth on the Hall mark program Other awards included Best cultural program Omni best sports progrim Gil lette Cavalcade of best childrens program best news commentator John Daly best audience guest par ticipation program This is Your best male singer Perry Como best female singer Dinah Shore best dramatic series United States Steel GEORGE GOBEL Star TWO OF THE Thomas Young beam proudly as they display the golden Emmys they collected for being named the top actor and actress in regular TV roles FIRST SHOVEL TURNED Initial Work Begun on Addition to Hospital The first shovel of dirt was turned Tuesday afternoon mark ing the initial work on the new addition to St Josephs Mercy Hospital in Mason City More than 125 persons includ ing Mayor George E Mendon and several Councilmen were on hand for the groundbreaking and groundblessing ceremonies at the hospital site It was the Councils action Monday night which was directly responsible for the green light to the days activities The council approved a recommendation for a change of zone to permit con struction No objectors were present at the council meeting Actual work on the sixstory building will get under way as soon as weather permits First action will be taken on enlarging the present parking space in the rear to 150car lot triple the present area Successful bidders on the building were the Star Engineer ing Detroit general con tractors Henkel Construction Mason The Hub Waterloo electric the Healy St Paul plumbing and heating Approximately one year will be required for completion and oc cupancy Construction is to get under way within a few days Acquit Nugent of Collaboration FT SILL Okla Ambrose H Nugent whose Army career was interrupted for 38 months as a prisoner of war in Korea and seven weeks as a defendant in a collaboration trial Tuesday was free to return to his first field artillery Nugent charged with aiding the enemy while a Red prisoner was Slight Cold Forces Ike to Stay Inside Mamie Confined to Bed With Flu WASHINGTON Eisenhower stayed away from hi office for a while Tuesday morn ing because of slight symptom of a cold but later decided keep most of his engagements Mrs Eisenhower was ill with fl and confined to bed James C Hagerty White Hous Press newsmen th President had remained in his liv ing quarters and canceled his reg ular weekly meeting with Repub ican congressional leaders Report Later Hagerty said the White Hous physician Maj Gen Howard M Snyder was with the President in Ms living quarters and that there probably would be a report later on Eisenhowers condition Earlier Mrs Eisenhowers sec retary Mrs Mary Jane McCaffree said all of the First Ladys en agements for Tuesday had been called off at the request of Dr Sny der Meeting Held While the President was unable o attend the weekly meeting he GOP legislative leaders was held at the White House Vice Pres dent Nixon and Wilton B Persons ite House liaison man with Con gress presided Hagerty also disclosed that the resident made an unannounced isit Monday to Walter Reed Army Hospital here for treatment of bur itis in his shoulder That ailment has bothered Eisenhower from time to time during the last sev eral years on nine ast Monday by a About THE people were active participants in the groundbreaking and groundblessing ceremonies marking the beginning of work on the new St Josephs Mercy Hospital addition in Mason City Left to Mght the Rt Rev Patrick F Malone dean of the Mason territory Sister Mary Assumpta hospital superin ondcnt the Rev Nestor Goedken hospital chaplain and Mayor George E Mendon The Wealher Mason City Fair mild Iowa Fair and warmer FiveDay Iowa Temperatures Tuesday night through Sunday will average from near normal north to 25 degrees above normal south Normal highs 41 north to 48 south normal lows 22 north to 27 south Only minor day to day temperature until turn ing colder Friday and Friday night Wanner again over the weekend Precipitation will aver age onetenth to twotenths of an inch occurring mainly as rain Friday or Friday night and again Sunday Minnesota Clearing mild Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Tues day Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Snow YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum specifications general mili and Reds Get Applause Says Tension Is Relaxed LONDON Secretary Anthony Eden Tuesday caJJed on Chiang Kaishek to withdraw his Nationalist armed forces from tht coastal islands off China Giving the House of Commons a report on his Bangkok meeting with U S Secretary of State Dul les and tour of Southeast Asia Eden praised both the United States and Chinese Communists for relaxing tension over Formosa However he said sounding out Peiping on a ceasefire had led him to come reluctantly to the conclusion that the necessary con ditions for progress do not yet Positive Proof The U S government has al ready given positive proofs of their desire to relax tension and reduce the risks of Eden said I am convinced that they wish to see conditions created which would put an endto active military hos tilities in the area and reduce the dangers of a wider conflict They have effectively re strained the Chinese Nationalists ary courtmartial board of nine colonels seven of whom were Ko rean veterans The sudden climax which came after the board deliberated just over two hours followed a sevenF at week in mili tary history It was estimated it cost the government more than for the trial of the Merrill officer Four Others There have been four other acks against the Chinese main and They have persuaded the Na tionalists to evacuate the Tachen and Nanchi As for the Chinese Communists Eden said for their part they lave refrained from attacking POWs tried and all have been con victed Nugent was the first of ficer After being informed of the ver dict by the presMent of the board Nugent broke into a big smile and a handful of specta tors rushed to con gratulate him Sfugent who be gan his Army career with the Wisconsin Na tional Guard 24 years ago and or the past 14 Quemoy and pressed hope He ex they will continue to exercise this restraint and that they will make it apparent that while maintaining intact in all re spects their position in regard to Formosa and the Pescadores they will not prosecute their claims by forceful J NUGENT years has served continuously said his acquittal was a vindica tion of military justice He added Short Leave I want to take a short leave for a physical checkup and have my eeth fixed and then I want to re sume my career in the The graying bespectacled of ficer who celebrated his 45th birth day in the courtroom last month vas accused of collaborating by making propaganda speeches orming peace committees signing and circulating documents detri mental to his country offering aid o the enemy and foiling escape ilans Nugent based his defense m the facts he was subjected to duress followed orders of his su icrior and that he acted always or the welfare of his men Asks for Wrong Imprisonment DES MOINES UP Harry beeves has asked the Iowa Legis ature for damages on rounds he spent 16 years in the tate prison on a wrong charge Reeves was convicted of a jewel icft He said the robbery was merely a coverup to defraud an nsurance company and he should ave been sentenced for conspira y i Two Things The British foreign secretary de clared it is equally desirable that the Chinese Nationalists for their part should also do two things First we would like to see them withdraw their armed forces from the other coastal islands Secondly they should let it be known that they too while maintaining their claims will not prosecute them by forceful means and will abstain from all offensive military Eden still held out hope of reach ing a settlement aand warned if the attempt is not made in the case of Formosa and the coastal islands the consequences may be grave Once the objectives for peace are realized Eden said consideration could then be given internationally at an appropriate stage to the prob lem of Chinese representations ia the United Nations and the future status of Red China wants the U N seats now held by Nationalist Chinese Eden said there were grave problems of timing presentation and policy but there is no problem however intractable which with time and patience cannot be made less SAME Wilts Ut no etBlh l 24 koui Remnants of Atomic Blast Drift Lazily Across Nation LAS VEGAS Nev WWind lown remnants of the years big est atomic explosion to date rifted lazily across the nation today One portion of cloud broke away the soaring mushroom of the ondays test and is mov ng east under the constant study f Atomic Energy Commission monitors Another part moved harmlessly across Central Califor nia and out over th Pacific Plans went ahead for another test explosion at the vast Flat proving ground 75 miles northwest of Las Vegas The next blast will be smaller Upper layers of Mondays blasts mushroom headed east in two air masses One was moving across Southern Utah and Colorado a cor ner of Kansas and the Oklahoma Panhandle Another mass ing atomic blast particles was ex pected to reach Arkansas and Mis souri within 24 hours They wcrt not considered dangerous ;