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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 27, 1956, Mason City, Iowa Mason City Business and Industrial Hub of a Great Farm Area North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY G THf NfWSPAPf R THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ETTE HOME EDITION Press and United Press Full Lease Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 27 1956 Paper Consists oi Two No 144 Hemispheric Parley on Inf m asis Government Seizes Communist Paper Party Headquarters NEW YORK agents swoopeddown on Comma nist property across the United States Tuesday and seized it for alleged tax delinquency The agents acted simultaneous ly in a number of cities In New York they took over Communist Party headquarters and the plant of the party news paper the Daily Worker a Treas ury spokesman said Alan Max managing editor of the Daily Worker said Treasury agents ordered the headquarters and the newspaper plant emptied He said the agents told him the newspaper would not be published Wednesday The agents and some New York policemen entered the newspa pers office at 35 E 12th St at 1 and told us we were being Max told newsmen He said he learned the agents also had entered Communist Par ty headquarters at 575 Sixth Ave Max said they had taken simi lar action in Detroit and Chicago offices where weekly regional edi tions oTThe Daily Worker are pre pared The regional editors ordin arily are published on Sundays City Officers Overpaid by Councilmen DES MOLNES special au dit of West Burlington municipal accounts shows the councilmen overpaid themselves the mayor and some other town officials State Auditor C B Akers re ported Tuesday He said the audit covering the years from 195L through 1955 dis closed 16 persons had received a total of in overpayments Restitution of has been made by nine persons and is due from seven others Akers said C W Ward superintendent of municipal audits in Akers office said We are informed that ad ditional restitution will be It was Wards report to Akers said that the council had approved payments to them selves of salaries in excess of the amounts provided by the statutes Election Bill Defeated by Senate Vote WASHINGTON Wl The Sen ate Tuesday shouted down the first of a series of proposals put before it as suggested substitutes for the present electoral college system of electing presidents and vice presidents A voice vote rejected a consti tutional amendment offered by Sen Humphrey which would have put into effect this system Each state to retain two elec toral votes to be decided by the popular vote within the state The remaining 435 electoral votes to be allocated nationally according to the nationwide pop ular vote of the candidates Humphrey was not on hand for the vote He is on a west coast speaking tour There was no argument for or against his amendment and no audible ayes when the vote was taken Next Sen Langer RND called up his proposal for elec tion of presidents and vice presi Ttents by direct popular vote and a nationwide primary for the nomination of candidates for these offices Vote on Substitute Under the present system the candidates receiving the most popular votes in a state take all of its electoral votes Legislation providing for the proportionate system alone was passed by the Senate in 1950 but was beaten in the House Kennedy said he would offer a plan to make changes in the way the vote for president is handled if the other more farreaching amendments are defeated The Kennedy plan would not al r the impact of the present vot ing system However it would abolish the Electoral College as such Each states electoral votes merely would be transmitted to Washington Alternatives It also would provide that if any candidate should fail to receive a majority of electoral votes the election would be decided at a joint session of the Senate and COURTROOM HUDDLEFranklin County Attorney Keith Stinson with his attorney M D Seiser Ames during questioningof prospective jurors Monday Stinson is charged with conspiracy in allegedly defrauding Mrs Grace Miller Ackley widow Defense attorney Carl Smedal Ames makes notes Special prosecutor J D Robertson back to camera listens to questioning Photograph shot in natural light was made with the permission of presiding Judge S E Prall btill and movie cameramen are covering the trial in Eldora Question Jurors in Stinson Case ELDORA UP Attorneys questioned prospective jurors Tuesday in the second day of the conspiracy trial of Franklin Coun ty Atty Keith J Stinson Hamp ton Twelve jurors were seated tem porarily Monday and one other prospect was dismissed because she is the wife of John Franklin I Iowa Falls the foreman of the grand jury which indicted Stinson The trial was conducted by Dis trict Judge S E Prall Indianola Stinson was accused of helping George B Dewey bilk Mrs Grace Potter Miller 77 Ackley a wid ow out of while acting as her business agent Dewey plead ed guilty to the embezzlement charges and was sentenced to five years in the state prison at Fort Madison Stinson has denied the charges against him the council and mayor for job work done for the town which is prohibited by law and also ap proved payment to the marshals of the town in excess of the sal aries fixed by All About The Weather Mason Cify Rain changing to snow Tuesday night ending by morning Much colder Tuesday night Wednesday cloudy windy and colder with snow flurries Low Tuesday night 2024 High Wednesday 2528 Iowa Windy and turning much colder Tuesday night Snow north and rain becoming mixed with snow Tuesday night end ing most sections by morning Cloudy windy and colder Wed nesday snow flurries northeast half Low Tuesday night 1522 northeast to low 30s southwest and extreme south High Wed nesday 20s north 30s south Further outlook Partly cloudy and a little warmer Thursday Minnesota Heavy snow warning north portion Three to five inches snow with strong easterly winds and considerable drifting north portion Tuesday night GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Tuesday Maximum Monday 55 Minimum Monday night 34 Al 8 Tuesday 35 YEAR AGO Maximum 25 Minimum At present such an election can be decided only by vote of House with each state delegation voting as a unit Proponents of the twopart pro posal argue that the present sys tem is unfair because any can didate who wins a popular vote majority in a state takes all of the electoral votes Other candidates get no electoral vote credit for the popular votes cast for them in those states These proponents say that un der the system now in use a presi dential candidate can win a ma jority of electoral votes while los ing a majority of popular votes on a nationwide basis Opposition to the proposed change has come mostly from senators representing large states They contend the new plan would give more weight to oneparty states and to rural areas which they argue already have excessive political influence KILLED IN ACCIDENT PLEASANTVILLE ence Clifford Cox 47 Swan was killed late Monday when his car overturned 4 miles northwest of here on Iowa 60 highway patrol men said SAME Black flag means truffle death in patt 21 houri Thunderstorms Hail Hit State Iowa had its first thunder storms of the season Tuesday as a variety of weather developed out of a low pressure system over the great Plains states The change in weather also marked by strong shifting winds was accompanied by movement of somewhat cooler air into Iowa northeastward across a section of Iowa Tuesday morning Ames had a storm during which a light ning bolt knocked out electric power in a 15 square block area Later Iowa Falls reported 82 of an inch of moisture and hail stones up to half an inch in diam eter A thunderstorm also hit the Waterloo area Fight for Control of D M Insurance Co DES MOINES UP The Sam Morris temperance lecturer has begun a fight to gain control of Preferred Risk Mutual Insur ance Co of Des Moines of which he was a founder Either I take over or we will have said the Rev Mr Morris whose home is in San Antonio on his arrival here Monday All parties concerned including the State Insurance Department emphasized that the company was sound and that the soundness of the company was not an issue in the dispute Control of Preferred Risk a mutual rests ultimately with the policyholders They elect direc tors to guide the company at an nual business meetings in Janu ary Needs Proxies Insurance men said that to win control of Preferred Risk Morris would normally have to solicit proxies from policyholders and vote them for himself and those ie wanted associated with him at he next annual Preferred meet ing Preferred Risk which writes automobile insurance for total ab stainers only has made extensive strides in the past eight years It now has policy holders assets of over five and onehalf million dollars a surplus of five million and wrote business total ing six and onehalf million dol lars last year It is licensed in 15 states The Rev Mr Morris is presi dent Opposed to him are J J Mallon of Colorado Springs com pany secretary and William N Plymat of Des Moines Pre ferreds treasurer A spokesman for Mallon and Plymat said they have no inten Flexible Farm Plan Out Rigid Supports for Year tion of yielding to Morris de mands for In a speech Sunday at Evans ville Morris criticized Pre ferred officials for hiring drink ers in some company jobs Baptist Pastor Morris a Baptist pastor is widely known as a temperance advocate He said he had asked the Iowa state insurance depart ment to check into company agen cies so that any practice which may be unethical or illegal can be stopped A further item in the MorrisMallonPlymat difference is salary In the early days of Preferred Risk Morris said it was agreed that he and the other two should draw identical salaries The sal aries were not equalized until last year at about each the company president stated As a result he contends there is a 000 difference over the years in salaries between him and the two other top officials I sold this company to the American people as a total ab stainers Morris said To sell the concern as such and then tolerate drinking on the part of the employes is a hum bug and farce I will liave no part of it and I told my associates thai 1 would The whole matter is a further step in a campaign by Mr Morris to gain control of the company and oust the other said a statement by PauTWalters an attorney who is counsel for the company in the dispute He added that the campaign has proceeded unsuccessfully for almost a year CRIME DOES PAY OSSINING Wildred L Denno of Sing Sing Penitentiary announced Monday that beginning Saturday prison inmates would go on a 5day work week WASHINGTON UP Senate House conferees voted Tuesday to junk the administrations flexible farm price support sys tem agreeing to restore rigid highlevel price props under basic crops for one year They acted in the face of a new hint of a possible presidential veto The group also accepted a dual parity method for using the higher of two price support formulas Sen Ellender DLa said these two price boosting provisions were agreed upon as part of the controversial electionyear farm bill being worked out by a Senate Kouse compromise group Both of these provisions have been publicly opposed by both President Eisenhower and Secrei tary of Agriculture Benson The House had voted the rigid support at 90 per cent of parity last year The Senate conferees accepted that figure Tuesday Ellender reported that the con ferees also agreed to knock out all limits on total price support and soil bank payments Top lim its on such payments had been put in by the Senate He predicted that the group la ter would approve formally the in annual soil bank payments asked by the adminis tration to bolster sagging farm in come The conference action came on the heels of a message from Sec retary of Agriculture Benson say ing each days delay in congres sional enactment of the soil bank program is costing farmers bad ly needed See New Faces in Demo Race Symington BY THE ASSOCIATED PBESS Sen Stuart Symington and Gov Averell Harriman gained new support possible can didates for the Democratic presi dential nomination Neither is now an active can didate Sen Estes Kefauver of Tennes see who is followed a slightly less strenuous campaign trail Monday in California where he is campaigning for votes in the June 5 primary He will clash there with the oth er currently active candidate Ad lai Stevenson the partys unsuc cessful standard bearer in 1952 Kefauver won their first direct test in Minnesota a week ago Missouri Boost The boost for Symington a Mis sourian came in the form of an endorsement by that states Dem ocratic committee Adopted unan imously the resolution made no reference to Symington as a fav orite The resolution is sub ject to approval by the state Democratic convention Harriman governor of N e w York was boomed by Frank E MlcKinney of Indianapolis a for SMALL mahogany buffet Duncan Phyfe table chairs reas Ph 2043W 1220 N Hamp PI COULD HAVE SOLD 18 MORE SETS IF WE HAD THEM M J Holland 1320 No Hampshire Piace made this statement when he came in to pay his bill He placed the ad for 2 days and sold the furniture the first night He called and cancelled the ad after the first run so it tcost him just 85c Globe Gazette want ads cost so little and they do bring re sults Why dont you call us and list your articles for sale PHONE 3800 and ask for an adtaker mer chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the Truman administration If and when he McKinney told newsmen at In dianapolis he will find that he bas quite a militant group back ing him in the states west of the McKinney said he had presided at a March 4 meeting in Denver at which people from some 14 states were represented Not Trua It was a conference solely In the interests of Gov McKinney said Now there has been talk in the papers that this was somehow tied up with stop ping Stevenson in Minnesota That is not In Washington Symington said I am not a and ex pressed himself as humbly grateful for the confidence ex pressed in me by the Missouri Democratic committee Missouri will have 38 votes to the partys nominating convention in August If the state convention approves the Symington endorse ment the delegation will be bound to Symington untii he re leases them Thus it is stronger than a favorite son endorse Mexican Canadian Heads Meet With Ike By WIRE SERVICES WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS W Va Eisenhower Canadian Prime Minister Louis St Laurent and President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines of Mexico opened a wide ranging survey of world problems and U S foreign policies Tuesday in their North American summit ference The Mexican and Canadian leaders looked to Eisen hower and Secretary of State Dulles for a full exposition of American policies including moves in the Middle East crisis U S officials indicated Eisen hower and Dulles were prepared to cover the globe during the one scheduled business meeting of the White Sulphur Springs session Other gatherings have been or will be mealtime talks Fifteen minutes before the meeting began in the plush pres identical suite of the Greenbrier Hotel Eisenhower St Laurent and Ruiz Cortines posed on the lawn four minutes for pictures The good neighbor meeting got going Monday night on the basis of dinner table exchanges Spokesmen for all three nations insisted there was no set agenda for the meeting and no major issues to be ironed out between Mr Eisenhower Mexican Presi dent Adolfo Ruiz Cortines and Canadian Prime Minister Louis St Laurent To Know Each Other The President along word through his press sec retary that the principal reason he invited the Mexican and Ca nadian leaders to join him at this mountain resort was to provide an opportunity to know each other Mr Eisenhower Press Secre tary James C Hagerty said Lik ened the meeting to a the United its and to drop in for Some of the delegates to tha conference and observers from Doth north and south of the border ound it hard to believe that Eisenhower would summon such a highpower meeting primarily for social reasons Unsupported Reports As a result there were myriad t unsupported reports that the three leaders would delve into such subjects as Russian offers of economic aid to Latin America and the explosive situation in the May Wear Paper Underwear BOSTON and privates may have something in common in the nations army of the future Both will be wearing paper underwear Anyway thats the prediction of Miss Lois V Hans chief of the paper section of the A r m ys quartermaster re search and development com mand in Natick Miss Hans an expert In pa per undie experiments says the Army Is presently toying with the You can see that paper un derwear would be really prac tical where there are laundry she said In com bat for example They could be just tossed away instead of be ing We arc a I s o working on paper nurses she said They can be thrown away after the nurse has worked in a contagious Air Crash Kills Sioux City Pilot LOXLEY Ala An lowan was one of two flight instructors and two student pilots killed in the collision of the lead planes of two Navy formations Monday He was Marine 1st Lt Ray mond M Olson son of Mr and Mrs R M Olson Sioux City His widow Nell and son Michael Pensacola also survive The singleengine SNJ trainer jlanes exploded on impact Wreckage was scattered over a threemile area about 10 miles southeast of Loxley The four fliers went down with their planes The planes were based at Sauf cy Field an auxiliary of he Pensacola Naval Air Station Naval authorities said the two jlanes were leading dual forma ions when they collided NORTH AMERICAS LEADERS President Sen hower center points to a poinl of interest in White Sulphur Springs Tuesday as he confers with Mexicos president Adolfo Ruis Cortines left and Canadas Prime Minister Louis S St Laurent The three are holding informal discussions Middle East B u t if these serious subjects were up for conversation the spokesmen for the three princi pals gave no indication of it The conference was viewed as a new departure by Mr Eisen hower into the realm of personal diplomacy shorn of al the ex lausting ceremonial trappings of ormal state meetings in Wash ngton Ike Jokes About Pop WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS W Va I havent drunk pop in President isenhower joked Tuesday about he question of whether anyone put poisoned ginger aie aboard a private railroad car he later used Even though the President took the incident in a light vein secret service agents and railroad inves tigators were pressing an inquiry into the illnesses of three persons who drank the ginger ale Secret Service Chief U E Baughman said it may take three or four days to run this thing to Eisenhowers reaction to the matter was given to reporters by Walter J Tuohy president of the Chesapeake Ohio Railroad Waterloo Murder Trial Set May 21 WATERLOO UP District Judge Shannon B Chariton has et May 21 for the opening of the rsrst degree murder trial of Rob ert C Cooney 37 Cooney was charged in the slay ng of Police Officer William Mchlhorn Jan 14 after a rob bery at a Waterloo hotel Cooney was seriously wounded n a gun battle with policemen He was paralyzed from the waist downas a result of his wounds ;