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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 13, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home Look Ahead Think Ahead Be Ahead in Mason City MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL R T H I O W A N S NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Easter AMocUted and United Frew Full Leaw Seven a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 13 1956 Holding But Fewer Cars Bought BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Chances are therell be about as many nifty spring outfits in the Easter parade in Iowa this year as ever before But its apparent say merch who answered an Associated Press survey of preEaster buy ing that not as many Iowa fam ilies will tool down the avenue in shiny new cars on the way to an Easter egg hunt In a nutshell heres what the merchants had to say about busi ness Buying of clothing and small items is about as good as ever in history Hard Items But when you talk about pur chases of cars and other big hard lowans ap parently have concluded that the old bus will do very well for an other year Retailers disagree as to wheth er the slump in farm prices caused much of a drop in pre Easter buying except of such items as automobiles furniture and farm implements Almost unanimously dealers in those lines several in these very words business The southwest corner of the state had more merchants who said there was less buying in food clothing and other necessi ties Many said it was possible to maintain business at a level about the same as a year ago but noted it took more sales cam paigning andpremetion By contrast business 4n Dav enport was reported to be run ning slightly ahead of a year ear lier Dealers said gains of up to 15 per cent were recorded and several attributed this to the early Easter this year Easter is on April 1 Most Optimistic Another southeast Iowa point Ottumwa had the most optimistic report in the state Retailers had just held their annual Spring Opening and fashion show and all said purchases were from 40 to 90 per cent ahead of 1955 A J C Penney Store manager said buy ing was by far the best in his 17 years at the Ottumwa store In both cities merchants said shrinking farm prices hadnt seemed to affect business and several commented that might be because southeast Iowa wasnt hit as hard by drought as other areas At Dubuque John Garrett chairman of the Chamber of Com merce Retail Merchants Bureau said business isnt really boom ing but it seems about normal for this time of except for farm implements and cars7 But he said some merchants are fear ful Iowas new 2Vfe per cent sales tax rate will drive some custom ers across the line to Wisconsin and Illinois Blizzard to Hurt At Iowa City the opinion This Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection No 134 New Hampshire in First Primary Test is GIANT BALLOON LAUNCHEDFrank McDonald of the SUI physics demrtSnt makes a last m mute check on a piece of equipment that was carried aloft by Moon itsef Father Takes Vow After Child Is BITTEN BY RATS DETROIT father of a 5month old boy who was savagely chewed by rats vowed Tuesday to burn his slum home f the child Empress Connors an unemployed furnace man uttered the threat through tears after his son Nathaniel was bitten more than 20 times on the face and arm The thumb and little finger of one hand virtually were chewed away The infants face was raw from bites on his tongue nose chin and cheek by the rodents which invaded his crib Connors made the gruesome discovery when he awoke Mon day in his dark grimy 5room flat His wife Marion 20 said she fed the has three brothers under four years of at 2 and noticed nothing wrong Policewomen described tha second floor rear flat as a filthv general that though sales of cloth ing furniture and other depart ment store items have been brisk low livestock prices are keeping some rural customers out of the stores this spring Some said farmers are reluctant to buy even small items Retailers in Mason City cred ited almost ideal weather with boosting early sales but feared last weekends spring blizzard would kill business throughout weatherconscious North Iowa Businessmen in Estherville say northwest lowans are buying more food than a year ago and that clothing purchases are about the same However one of two local mailorder houses said it had to work harder to keep its volume even with the spring of 1955 The other was more opti mistic saying sales are picking up though farmers are hesitant to buy RUSS WANT OWN WAY Clergymen Facing Trouble In Moscow MOSCOW delegation of American clergymen and Patri arch Alexei ran into differences at the opening of their formal talks Tuesday over how much time they should devote to discussing the role of the churches in the struggle for peace The visitors headed by Dr Eugene Carson Blake of Philadelphia found themselves entangled with the head of the Russian Orthodox in a procedural wrangle of a which has plagued most postwar Western negotiations with the Russians The peace topic was up for dis cussion Tuesday at a round table in the Patriarchs residence The whitebearded elaborately robed wasPatriarchfound this much to his liking and said he probably would want to talk on the same subject Wednesday Dr Blake president of the National Council of Churches ob jected His 10man group which arrived Sunday has a packed program for the remaining eight days of the visit We have agreed to a seven point agenda and the members of our delegation came prepared to discuss all Dr Blake said Wednesday we planned to discuss the freedom of churches to fulfill their The official Russian Orthodox view is that all churches should join the Communistbacked World Peace Council and align them selves with petitions for an un rAll About The Weather SAMI DATE1955M conditional ban as Soviet leaders on proposed by atomic and thermonuclear weapons The conversations the first such talks between American and Russian churchmen in at least 50 years are likely to return to that thesis again and again des pite any ment formal agenda agree WINNIES ILL NICE France Win ston Churchill here on a Riviera vacation is suffering from a cold it was reported Tuesday Mason City Mostly cloudy with shifting winds a few snow flur ries and turning colder Tuesday night Cloudy with occasional snow flurries Wednesday Low Tuesday night 812 High Wednesday around 30 Iowa Pair south partly cloudy north Tuesday night Increas ing cloudiness Wednesday Warmer Tuesday night and in south portions Wednesday Low Tuesday night 510 extreme northeast to around 20 south and west portions FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 510 degrees below normal Normal high 45 north to 52 south Normal low 25 north to 30 south Colder weather moving southward across state Wednesday night and Thursday with little change remainder of period Precipita tion will average 10 to 20 inch occurring as snow northeast Wednesday night and over state Saturday and Sunday Minnesota Cloudy warmer Globe Gazette Weather Data up to 8 a m Tues day Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Cosmic Ray Study Balloon Is Released IOWA CITY first of three cosmic ray study balloons scheduled for launching by State University of Iowa physicists this week was sent aloft at Tuesday A crowd of about 100 persons was present for the launching which took place at the Iowa City Airport There was a wind of 3 to 4 miles an hour Visibility was good The initial launching originally had been planned for Monday morning but surface winds of more than 11 miles an hour caused a postponement An airplane and a truck were ollowing the eastward flight of ie big ballooon which is about 250 feet long and 120 feet wide It is carrying four packages of equipment for use in measuring cosmic rays and terrestial mag netism Between 8 and 10 hours after he launching a radio signal from the ground is scheduled to cause a knife to cut the packages of equipment loose These will parachute to earth probably near the southern tip of Lake rlichigan in Eastern Illinois or Northern Indiana After the 200 pounds of equip ment have dropped off the bal oon is expected to rise a mile or two more beyond its 21mile cruising altitude where it will urst Newly devised equipment de eloped by the SUI physic lab oratories is being used in con nection with the balloon flights Continue Riots on Cyprus U S Enters Negotiations By L S CHAKALES NOSIA Cyprus tf An anti British strike continued in Cypru Tuesday keeping commercial lif on the riottorn island almost a a standstill for the second con secutive day The spontaneous shutdown b ypriot shopkeepers and worker protesting Britains exile o Archbishop Makarios leader o the unionwithGreece movement V few shops hesitantly opened heir doors but closed again as word spread to continue the pro test Business places in the Turkish and Armenian quarters remains open Patrols Out Military patrols were out in strength in the islands principa cities and towns but no fresh dis orders were reported As tensions continued to mount a U S State Department spokes man in Washington said th United States has suggested t Britain that she find some wa of resuming negotiations wit Cypriot leaders in the disput over the islands future Greek Foreign Minister Spyro Theotokis announced that his gov ernment was making vigorous representations to the United States over recent developments on the British island colony in he eastern Mediterranean which reece wants to annex Theotokis said Greeces ambas ador to Washington was instruct d to direct special attention to vhat Greece terms the threats o the West contained in the con roversy Not on Strike The big U S owned Cyprus tfines Corp at Scouriotissa outhwest of Nicosia reportec hat none of its employes iad joined the strike Many of the workers there are Turks The American concern exports about 8 million dollars worth of copper a year Defiant teenagers stoned police n Nicosia and mobile reserves nd military forces were called to disperse the demonstrators iix persons were arrested at hurch where youths three times limbed to the steeple and rang he bell after stoning police At Nicosias biggest elementary chool children from 6 to 12 years eered and hurled rocks at police A 17yearold boy was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison or carrying a gasoline bomb Polands Top Communist Boleslaw Bierut Is Dead MOSCOW LW Soviet Russia uesday announced the death in Moscow of Polands top Commu list Boleslaw Bierut He would have been 64 on April 12 The announcement said the first ecretary of the Polish United Workers Communist Party died f heart disease late Monday night A ceremonious state funeral vas arranged Bieruts body lay n state Tuesday in the Hall of olumns of the Council of Unions he hall was hung with red and lack mourning flags The Russian Communist chiefs icked Bierut late in World War Germany still occupied head its provisional overnment Bierut rode back into is native land with the Red army nd the Communistdominated Diet elected him president of the Polish Republic in February 1947 He gave up the presidency to become premier in 1952 and two years later resigned that post to FIRST RETURNSFour voters of the tiny nfountatn town of Millsfield show how they split their bal lots in the nations first presidential preference pri mary The four voted at the stroke of midnight and finished the counting a few minutes later UNTIL Nixon Being Urged to Delay Decision By MARGUERITE HIGGINS New York Herald Tribune News Service Special to the GlobeGazette WASHINGTONVice President Richard M Nixon is being urged by administration aides and top Republicans not to make any final decision before Aug 20 in charting his political course so as not to impair the freedom of action of the Republican nominating con vention it has been learned The matter of timing has become important because the Vice President has told some close Mends that he is considering the U S to Erect Atomic Reactor in Southeast Asia BANGKOK Thailand ex erimental atomic reactor fo Southeast Asia will be built in Thailand as a result of an agree ment signed Tuesday by Secre ary of State Dulles and Thai ands foreign minister Princi Van Waithyakon The reactor a small one wa promised to Southeast Asia at las Under the agreement the U S Atomic Energy Commission maj ease uranium to fuel it The installation which is to be ome a training center for South ast Asian atomic power students and technicians had been ex ected to be located in the Philip ines or Ceylon Both wanted it The co operative agreement vas signed by Prince Wan and Marshal Muni M Vajayan langsrisht chairman of the Tha Energy Committee and Dulles possibility of not being avail able as vice presidential can didate Nixon has expressed a feeling of let down not specifically with any lack of indorsement by Presi dent Eisenhower but with the fact that he has been the butt of political attacks without seeing r alarm Republican ranks who New Hampshire and Sherman Draft Call Set for May WASHINGTON De fense Department Tuesday issued call for Army draftees in May This is double the number called for in each of the first four months this year The depart ment said the men are needed as jreplacements and to maintain the Army at approved strength The Navy Marine Corps and Air Force do not intend to ask for any draftees in May With the May call men will have been drafted since September 1950 Shotgun Discharges Man Critically Hurt DAVENPORT Case 54 was critically wounded any substantial number of Re publicans rise to his defense Deep Alarm Even the slightest possibility that the vice president might withdraw his name in the near future from consideration of the convention is causing the deepest 2 Towns Complete Balloting AdlaiEstes Square Off By RELMAN MORtN MANCHESTER N H Light voting marked the start of the New Hampshire presidential primary Tuesday and the first re sults reflected interest in the Re publican vice presidential candi date this year Two tiny and their votes only minutes after midnight Millsfield split its four votes evenly between President Eisen hower and Adlai Stevenson Ellsworth where six ballots were cast gave five votes for President Eisenhower The sixth was a blank the Estes Kefauver DTenn and President Eisenhower are listed on the presidential preference portion of the firstinthenation ballot Writein Votes The names of Steveson for president and Gov Averell Har riman of New York for vice pres ident were written on the ballot by two voters in Millsfield on the ballot by two voters in Millsfield The two Republican voters in that town wrote in the name of Sen Bridges RNH for vice president He also drew a write in vote for vice president in Ells worth New Hampshire is predominant ly Republican But nevertheless the chief interest focused Tues day on Sen Kefauver and Steven son who are both seeking the Democratic nomination for presi dent They clash again next week in the Minnesota primary No Opposition On the Republican side of Tues days ballot President Eisen hower represented by 26 dele gatecandidates had virtually no opposition Rumors circulated however that New Hampshire backers of three GOP leaders were attempting to organize writein campaigns to spark vicepresidential drives for them The reports mentioned Vice President Nixon Sen Bridges of feel that it could cause a danger ous split in the party It could also cause confusion particularly at the working level of Republi can officials among whom the vice president holds considerable following President Eisenhower stated at his press conference last week that it was up to Nixon to chart his own political but he gave no clear indication of the time framework in which this iharting should be done Eve of Convention But it has become known that he White House which wishes to avoid advance hand picking of the vice president would like o leave the question open until the very eve of the convention so as not to put foreclosure on he alternatives open to the dele gates Some Republican leaders are equally anxious to postpone final decision on Nixons future course of action They argue that any decisive action at this time could 3e interpreted as the result of pressure of certain factions within he party or even of individuals nd this would lead to dissension nd bitterness And that the question of his andidacy will be a matter to be ecided at convention time by the arty and the presidential can lid ate Adams former governor of this state and now top administrative assistant to the President A vote smaller than the record total cast in 1952 was ex petced Tuesday The Weather Bu reau predicted more snow and cold weather during voting hours Kefauver alone has actually stumped the state Most of the ex citement is confined to the can nonading among the Democrats Double Victory Unless the results Tuesday are completely clearcut it is virtual ly certain that both Kefauver and Stevenson will claim a victory in the election The reason is this Kefauver is officially a candi date He gave his permission to have his name printed on the bal lot and he sanctioned the filing of a full slate of 12 delegatecandi dates Their names appear as pledged to him He has dis avowed three other entrants who filed as favorable to him with PILOT KILLED TOKYO U S Air Force et trainer crashed near the Ilvtll late Monday when a 12gaugeYokota Air Base Tuesday after shotgun discharged and hit him in the chest noon shortly after takeoff The pilot not identified was killed out his knowledge Stevenson on the other hand is not a candidate officially His name does not appear on the preferential section of the bal lot known as the popularity And his 12 delegate candidates since they entered without his official permission appear merely as favorable to him Moreover he did not actually campaign here as Kefauver did Therefore if only a few of his delegate candidates should win his New Hampshire lieutenants will proclaim a victory They would raise the cry if three or four of the 12 are elected ob servers believe ;