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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North towas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home V Mason City Business Industry and Agriculture Blend MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AUL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOR S HOME EDITION VOL LXII Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 14 1956 This Paper Consists of Two One No 135 Nixon Surprise in New Hampshire Hunt Cargo Dropped by Huge Balloon IOWA CITY UP Physicists at the State University of Iowa were waiting hopefully Wednesday for word from western New York State that a load of precious cos mic ray detection equipment dropped fronr a skyhook bal loon is safe and sound The big plastic balloon was sent aloft here Tuesday morning for tests of cosmic radiation in the upper stratosphere and traveled about 700 miles before it dis charged its cargo of instruments near Mount Morris N Y The instruments cut loose by parachute through a timing de vice floated down from about feet A spotter plane saw the parachute land within a 20 mile radius of the towns of Mount Morris and Perry N Y Mount Morris is about 60 miles east of Buffalo and about 40 miles south of Rochester Early Wednesday the in charge of the project here had received no word about the loca tion of the instruments AP Wirephoto LABOR OF LOVE Marine Sgt Philip Carter joins his three sons carrying placards in front of the Waukegan po lice station Wednesday Carter was indignant because officers reportedly refused to search for his wife who left home Sunday after an argument Police said she had broken no laws and thus they had no reason to look for her ffie elections real surprise was Vice President Nixon The Vice President received a towering writein vote of from 289 of the states 297 precincts in the vice presidential prefer nce poll The figure is all the more astonishing in light of the fact that Nixons name was not on the ballot he did no campaigning in New Hampshire and no ffort was made on bis behalf It appeared to be the result of L spontaneous burst of public entiment for the muchdiscussed Vice President In the presidential balloting Would Be Glad to Run on Ticket With Nixon WASHINGTON Eisenhower said Wednesday he would be happy to have Vice President Nixon on any political ticke with him Eisenhowers statement at a news conference came close to specific endorsement of Nixon for a second term but he did no say at any point that h avors Nixon as his running mate With much emphasis Eisen ower said no one should attempt s he put it to drive a wedge be ween Dick Nixon and himself He said any move to divide him rom Nixon would have just abou as much chance for success a vould an effort to drive a wedg between him and one of hi Governor Blames Demo Leaders for New Blast DES MOINES Leo A Hoegh Wednesday accused the democratic high command of concentrating its feeble fire on the loyal hardworking em ployes of the state of Iowa Re publican and Democrat Hoegh made the statement in answering charges by State Sen George OMalley that an 82year old statehouse employe had ab solutely no duties but to look out for Performance not age is the basis for Hoegh re brothers Eisenhower said he and Nixo plied at his Wednesday Hoegh said news conference the employe re f erred to by Sen OM alley in speech Tuesday night atIowa City has taken only 10 days of during his 35 years of governmen service He said the employe has been working for the state of Iowa since 1915 with the exception o six years Woman Lay Helpless in Home for 24 Hours CEDAR RAPIDS MVMillie Prasil 82 who lay helpless in her home here about 24 hours i being treated at a hospital for a broken h i p suffered when sh slipped on a rug Mrs Prasi managed to pull herself into a chair by a window Tuesday anc attracted the attention of neighbor Although unable to ge up she had kept warm by stuffing rag rugs papers and magazine into the living room stove Malenkov Leaves for Tour of Britain MOSCOW Malenkov left by plane for Britain Wednes day to tour British power stations It is the former Soviet premiers first trip to the Western world ClearCut Win for Kefauver By RELMAN MORIN MANCHESTER N H Estes Kefauvers clearcut vic ory in the New Hampshire primary put new punch and power Vednesday into his drive for the Democratic presidential nomina Vew Hampsire did this 1 It gave Kefauver all 12 4 Girls Put on Probation are very close and he is ver happy to have Nixon as his frien as an associate in the govern ment Warm Praise Then he added firmly he would je happy to have Nixon on any political ticket on which he him self is a candidate At his previous two news con ferences Eisenhower also warm y praised Nixon but on both occasions declined to say whether he would favor him as his run ning mate Eisenhower then turned gravely serious and said he would say absolutely nothing more until the Republican national convention time next August Other Highlights Other news conference high lights 1 Eisenhower urgently coun selled patience and understanding in dealing with segregation issue in the South He deplored the activities of extremists on either side of the question He endorsed the idea of the creation of a real investigative body by Congress to study the matter 2 He called for speed in pass ing the farm bill The planting season already began in the South and soon will start in other parts of the country He said a farm bill is needed immediately He de ferred comment on the Senate action Tuesday in voting 100 per cent parity price supports for wheat grown in this country for human consumption 3 He expressed friendship for both Great Britain and Greece He said the United States is ready to do anything reasonable and practicable to help them reach a solution of their dispute within the framework of the United Nations Democratic delegates and their eight convention votes The Ten nesseean crushed a slate favoring Adlai E Stevenson who did not personally campaign in this pri mary and was not even on the ballot Opening Round Kefauvers preferential vote was in 289 of 297 Stevenson had a total writein of 2 As expected it elected 14 Ke publican delegates who are back irs of President Eisenhower In addition the state gave the Pres dent a vote of in 260 of 297 precincts in the preferential section of the ballot He was un opposed there This was the opening round be tween Kefauver and Stevenson Both sota primary next week as a more decisive test of strength Stevenson is officially entered in that contest and like Kefauver has been campaigning in Minne sota In Wadena Tuesday night Kefauver said he appeared to have scored a great He added that he was thankful for the loyalty and support of the New Hampshire In predawn telephone call to hi lieutenants here the Tennesseean chortled I love you Not E entered Stevensons campaign manag er James A Finnegan pointed out that Stevenson had not filec for this primary Finnegan saic he was very encouraged by the number of votes Gov Stevenson received inasmuch as he was no entered in the The vote was light With mos of the precincts reported it ap peaked that the total might no be more than as agains four years ago This was the second consecutiv time that Kefauver has success fully bucked the Democratic par ty organization in New Hamp shire Four years ago it support ed President Truman agains him and he captured all the dele gates NEWTON UP Four high school girls who cooked up a fake kidnap story to explain away an afterschool lark Wednesday were placed on three months pro bation by school authorities The Newton School Board ruled that the girls who spent three days in jail at Independence for faking a story of being idnaped by two men be barred rom acting as a representative any school activity or pro It also said the girls would not e allowed to take part in the Newton High School office train ing program It was while en oute from school to their office training jobs that the girls de ided to start out on the Supt of Schools B C Berg aid the board based its ruling yea The organization this backed Stevenson but failed tc come close to taking a delegat away from Kefauver The sena tors eighthplace candidate wa still some votes ahead o Stevensons frontrunning candi date But Nixons writein though it has no official effec on his chances for renomination the whole con test About SAME and the North Organization Atlantic Treaty HOME BURNS BUFFALO UP Fire de stroyed the sevenroom two story frame house of the Frank Troske family near here Tuesday and left the couple and their five children homeless The Weather Mason City Partly cloud through Thursday considerabl colder Wednesday night con tinued cold Thursday High Thursday 2226 Low Wednes day night near zero owa Partly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday Colde Wednesday night Continue quite cold Thursday Low Wed nesday night 510 northwest 2 southeast Minnesota Fair and colder Globe Gazette weather data to 8 nesday Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 31 COLDER Poisoned 6 Kinfolk MONTGOMERY Ala W States attorneys headed for court Wednesday with the bizarre tale of a rniddleiTgecr waitress ESTES KEFAUVER n past general policy involv ng poor Public Hearing Set in Fire Department Sift MUSCATINE public hear ng will be held here March 22 m an investigation of dissension in the city fire department ighteen firemen recently sub mitted a statement to the City Council threatening to resign un ess Chief Alex Bender is re moved Mayor Conway said Tuesday the firemen agreed o remain on the job until after e hearing Shipwreck Kelly Asks Divorce From Wife B A R S T O W Fla Shipwreck Kelly Cafe Society figure Tuesday filed a divorce suit against his wife the former B r e n d a Diana Duff Frazier called Americas No 1 debutante in 1938 He charged desertion Kellys suit said that his wife left him on March 6 1952 and has not returned The Kellys were married June 30 1941 The suit said there was no commu nity property and the couple has one child JBrenda Victoria 10 a mi who they said admitted slaying her mother three small daugh ters and two of her five hus bands with arsenic Plump 49yearold Rhonda Bel Martin also told in a signed statement said Circuit Solicitor William F Thetford how she fed ant poison to her present hus band who was once her stepson He is still alive though paralyzed Waived Hearing The auburnhaired waitress waived preliminary hearing in City Court Wednesday on the only formal charge thus far drawn up against killing of Claude Martin her fourth husband in 1951 She is now married to Martins 29yearold son Ronald who has been under treatment for nine months for arsenic poisoning Led to Probe It was Ronalds illness that led to the murder investigation After three days of questioning Thetford announced Tuesday that the bespectacled waitress bad signed a statement admitting she poisoned the two Martins and five other kinspeople Mrs Martin was vague about a motive for the killings the solici tor said but she told of having insurance on all six victims who English Sergeant Shot in Outbreak in Greek Quarter NICOSIA Cyprus Cypriot nationalists shot and killed an English ser geant and seriously wounded a Turkish patrol man Wednesday in a new antiBritish outburst The British government reacted a massive concentration ot riot troops with hunting dogs into the area to hunt for the assas sins They invaded houses in the Greek quarter of the city and herded half dressed persons intc trucks which drove them out of the sealedoff section Resentment Against Boiling Up LONDON UP Resentment against the United ing charges of American med up among Britons died The amount was not dis closed but Thetford said she re called receiving between and from the death of Claude Martin She married Martins son Ron ald eight months after the death of his father Woman Dies When Auto Rams Train Goldie Ver onica Beasy 42 Des Moines was injured fatally Tuesday when her car collided with a diesel engine at a crossing on 69 at the south edge of town Dale Walrod Wright County deputy sheriff said she was driv ing alone and her car hit the front of the engine on the Min neapolis and St Louis tracks She died about two hours later in a hospital here Parents Charged BULLETIN WASHINGTON UP The Senate Wednesday rejected a proposal to raise dairy price supports to 90 per cent of parity in Tots Injury WASHINGTON parents of a 7weekold boy maimed in his crib by the couples pet ocelot were charged Wednesday with keeping a wild and vicious ani mal in their home The charge was brought against Walter T Perry 28 and his wife June 24 of near Beltsville by Prince Georges County police The baby was reported in seri ous condition Wednesday Part of his left foot including the toes was chewed off the ocelot Tues day Wednesday over the Cyprus is sue But the Foreign Office in dicated a surge of tension be tween the two governments had eased The Foreign Office said it has no criticism to make of the State Departments stand on the dispute between Greece and Britain over the future of the British island colony Charge Denied The State Department denied Tuesday night the United States was taking sides and offered to help find a fair and just solu This conciliatory declaration was issued in Washington after British anger was sparked by a statement of U S Ambassador Cavendish Cannon to Greece Tuesday Cannon expressed to the Greeks who want to annex the restive island the sympathetic concern of the U S government over recent developments in The statement was the target of furious attacks in al most all British newspapers Most of them viewed the envoys re marks at outright meddling Further Talks Wednesday a spokesman of the Foreign Office told a news con ference however Britain con siders the latest Washington pro nouncement supersedes Cannons statement There will undoubtedly be further discussions with the United States on this he said There was an hourlong discus sion Wednesday of the United States position on Cyprus by Ambassador Winthrop Aldrich and Minister of State Anthony Nutting The Foreign Office sum moned Aldrich for that talk MASON CITYS BRIG GEN HOLGER TOFTOY ExClerk Heads Army Missile Program WITH GERMAN ROCKET picture by Hank Walker of Life shows the German experts grouped with Gen H N Toftoy From left ire Dr Ernst Stuhlinger Prof Hermann Oberth V2 Developer Wernher von Braun and Vl Build er Robert Lusser fe By ENOCH A NOREM Still shrouded in secrecy are most of the facts in the eastwest struggle for guided missile su premacy Enoughinformation has been released however to indicate that the United States is putting forth an allout effort to win the race to prevent the nightmare of intercontinental push button war the facts ha v e emerged these past weeks the attention of hc nation has become directed on one man who more than any other is responsible for the brains with bullets progress in the American Army This man is Brig Gen Holger Nelson Toftoy once a grocer clerk in Mason City and a srother of Mrs Glenn Roberts of this community Is Driving Spirit Gen Toftoy is commanding general of the A r m ys guided missile development program which is concentrated at Red Stone Arsenal Huntsville Ala He is considered the foremost ex ponent and driving spirit of the Army guided missile and rocket program He is known as Mr While responsible for the entire Army program Gen Toftoys most dramatic contribution in the field was probably the fact that he brought some 130 top missile scientists from Germany just as the western front was cracking to pieces in 1945 These Germans who were years ahead in rocket and mis sile development are now the spearhead of the program at Red Stone As tension has mounted in the halls of Congress and elsewhere in the race for missile suprem acy Gen Toftoy and his asso ciates have been in the spotlight of nationwide publicity Stories and pictures have appeared in Time Life NewsWeek and other magazines Gen Toftoys rise in the mys terious field of missiles reads like a story book He received his early education in Madison but spent several summers in Mason City and one summer worked in the offices of Letts Spencer Smith now the Western Grocer Co After two years at the Uni versity of Wisconsin Toftoy en BRIG GEN H N TOFTOY Armys Mr tered the Military Academy at West Point from which he was graduated in 1920 The following year he was transferred to the Coast Artillery Corps He served in Hawaii until 1930 when he re turned to West Point for five years as instructor in mathema tics in which he was a recognized wizard While in Coast Artillery ;