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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 29, 1955, Mason City, Iowa Doily Ntwspoper Edited MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI THAT MAKIS ALL NOKTH IOWANS N E I G H I 0 ft S HOME EDITION VOL LXI rnH CaHwl Ifntu LMM Cwlf Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUISDAY MARCH 1W5 Piper of Two 2 Atomic Devices Exploded Las Vegas Has Damage LAS VEGAS Nov atomic bombs Monday were ex ploded in aNsingle day for tbe firs time in Nevada test a whopper so powerful it split a ceil Ing 75 miles away and the othe a baby airburst of an undis closed secret weapon in America expanding nuclear arsenal First the Atomic Energy Com mission triggered in the predawn darkness the mightiest blast o 1955 testing estimating as packing the punch of tons of TNT the kick of the bombs that leveled Hiroshima and Nagasaki It was noticeably felt over 150mile radius in three Western states the AEG reported Shot This was from a 500foot tower In tbe Nevada Proving Range a Iowa Its shoe wave as though from a Vesuvius eruption roared 75 miles into Las Vegas and cracked a ceiling anc broke several firs report of Abomb damage in 1955 exDeriments Five hours and five later an Air Force B36 flying a feet dropped a compact de vice in the baby Abomb class It burst at noon Iowa Time at an unannounced height over the des ert range with a force unofficially rated at some tons of TNT The white flash of the air burs was seen in Las Vegas lasting fof less than a second or a smal observers said Early risers in Salt Lake City S70 airline miles away saw the earlymorning flash as deep red fringed with blue and green Phoenix residents the same dis tance away clearly saw the which above the detonation site had strength of an estimated 100 suns The flash was seen in Oak land 400 miles distant Firtbill Observers on Mt Charleston 55 airline miles from the detonation site saw a tremendous fireball four miles in diameter white with a beautiful and horrible purple tinge The blast was felt at Mt Charles ton as a rumble Observers who have witnessed most or all of the Nevada tests estimated it was as powerful as a detonation of tons of TNT The kingsize blast was set off amid one of the most elaborate arrays of military and civil de fense test equipment and air and ground maneuver patterns ever put together at the Nevada range It was another schoolroom exercise for the military teaching a batch of 650 soldiers and 28 Marine observers in trenches how to respect but not fear the nu clear weapons on possi ble future battlefields One hundred and 12 aircraft par ticipated Making its first appear ance over the test site was the Martin B57 a twojet intruder type bomber It joined F84s in cloud sampling 3 Injured as Car Overturns East of City Three persons were injured one requiring hospitalization when a car driven by Lynn Youmans De corah overturned on the McNider corner two miles east of Mason City on Highway 18 The accident occurred about Tuesday Ed Akers was taken to Park Hos pital for observation of multiple cuts and bruises and a possible back injury His wife Gladys and Youmans sister Tommy were treated for cuts and bruises at the hospital and later released All are from Decorah Youmans was not injured Youmans said they were enroule to Mason City from Decorah to put his sister on a bus for Cal ifornia The car was traveling west on Highway 18 and attempted to turn north at the corner Sheriffs depu ties said Youmans was apparent ly traveling at a high rate of ot make the turn AP Wirephoto COURTROOM not going to live with Dorothy Jean Morrissey 4 clings to her father John and spurns her mother The mother was given temporary custody of the child in a divorce action at the Los Angeles Court house Monday Congressmen Rush Backing to Whitfield Illinois Demo in Criticism WASHINGTON UB Members of Iowas allRepublican congressional delegation quickly rose to the de ense of Allen Whitfield Des Woines attorney and Republican eader whose nomination to the Atomic Energy Commission vas criticized Monday by Rep Melvin Price Price asked that President Eisen hower withdraw his nomination erming Whitefields appointment Frantic Effort Even before Price had completed his speech on the House floor Reps 1 B Hoeven and Paul Cunning ham rose todefend the appoint ment They called criticism of Vhitfield a frantic effort by Democrats to force a political is sue And Sen Bourke Hickenlooper observed in an interview that Prices chief complaint was that Whitfield was a He described Whitfield as an able usinessman and an excellent Nothing to Say Hickenlooper also noted that chile he and Price are members if the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy the committee doesnt have any say about President Ei enhowers appointment of Whit ield to the Iowa junior Sen Thomas E Mar in said Whitfield is worthy of he appointment is highly qualified nd will do great credit to the In his remarks from the House oor Price said he objected to he Eisenhower administrations se of the Atomic Energy Commis ion as a dumping ground for job ungry Churchill Claims Hopes for Parley Are Brightening LONDON W Prime Minister hurchill said Tuesday prospects f a fourpower parley seem to ave brightened lately He added e still favors a conference at the ummit but so far heads of gov rnment have not agreed to this The 80yearold Prime Minister made the statement in the House f Commons Amid laughter he dodged the uestion of a Laborite who wanted to know if toplevel talks can be The accident caused extensive damage to the top of the car NEW PRESIDENT DES MOINES A Thom Burlington is the newly elected president of the Iowa Automobile Dialers Assn arranged soon enough to enable him to participate in them person ally as Britains leader There arc reports Churchill plans to retire soon The Churchill said is veiled in obscurity and I should not like to plunge too deeply into it this ALLEN WHITFIELD Probable Cause of Multiple Sclerosis Isolated in Lab PHILADELPHIA UP A re search worker at St Lukes and Childrens Medical Center has succeeded in isolating the prob able cause of multiple the hospital announced Monday The researcher Miss Rose R Ichelson said There is plenty of work still to be done in order to prove the findings She said it will take a year and a half to determine if a way has been found to kill the organism Miss Ichelson is director of re search work on the crippling nerve disease at St Lukes The announcement said she had isolated and grown the or ganisms believed to cause the disease by working with spinal fluids from known sufferers The organisms were identified as spirocheta myclophthora About The Weather Mason City Continued mild owa Continued warm iveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 25 degrees above nor mal Normal highs 51 north to 57 south Normal lows 29 north to 34 south Warmer Wednesday A little cooler from Thursday through the weekend but stiil rather mild Precipitation will average near inch northwest to inch southeast A few scat tered showers Wednesday night or Thursday continuing in south cast on Friday Showers again over weekend Minnesota Fair mild Globe Gazette vcalhor data o 8 Tues day Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum MHO President Is Defended by Denver Pastor Sen Neely Hurls Personal Attack DENVER pastor who preached to the President during two vacations in Denver Tuesday defended Eisenhower as a man sincere in his The Rev Robert S Lutz replied to Sen Matthew Neely DWVa who suggested that the President was hypocritically making political capital out of going to church al though before his election he be longed to no organized religious faith In one of the most bitter per sonal attacks on the President Neely told delegates to the United Auto Workers convention in Cleveland Monday that the Presidents church attendance nev ertheless has been well publi Next Monday I dont want to have to see in the papers a picture of the President and a story that he attended this or that church Away with hypocrisy I dont care what religious group is involved If that is an unfair statement they can make the most of Neely said A person can state a fact and Insurgents Hungry But Continue Revolt in Nebraska Prison Rumors Say Malenkov Is Missing Speculation in London with it distort a the Rev Mr Lutz said of Sen Neelys criti LONDON speculation about the whereabouts of deposed Soviet Premier Georgi Malenkov was heightened Tuesday by his ab sence from a farewell ceremony for a visiting Swedish power dele gation The Swedes Monday night ended a 17day tour of Soviet power sta tions made at the invitation of the Soviet government For unex plained reasons they did not see Malenkov who was demoted seven weeks ago from the premiership to the post of minister of power sta tions A Moscow radio broadcast de scribing the departure of the Swed ish delegation made no mention of Malenkov Alexi Pavlenko des cribed as a deputy power stations minister saw them off at Moscow Airport Until Malenkov got the job last Feb 9 Pavlenko had been the minister Missing From Box Malenkov also was missing from the government box at the final session Saturday of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Soviet Fede rated Socialist Republic the Par liament of the largest of the 16 Soviet republics He had attended the previous sessions which be gan Wednesday Rumors that Malenkov has dis appeared or been executed swept London A British Foreign Office spokesman asked about these stor ies by a reporter said I could hardly not have heard But he declined to assess them Some Western officials have speculated that Malekov who stepped down as premier Feb 8 with a confession of failure to do his job was doomed to eventual liquidation Personal Attack Moscow radio Monday night re ported what could be construed as an attack on the exPremier by Moscow social science teachers Meeting under the auspices of the Moscow Town Committee of the Communist party the broadcast said the teachers sharply con demned the antiMarxist reasoning of certain economists who rejected cism He was an old friend of the pastor of the National Presbyterian Church and had attended his serv ices when that pastor was an Army the law of the primary develop ment of heavy industry under so As premier Malenkov undertook to ease the lot of the Soviet people by putting more emphasis on the production of consumer goods and less on heavy industrv Brando Miss Kelly Favored In OSCAR DERBY HOLLYWOOD Variety tht show business trade piper Tuesday announced that its annual straw poll shows Marlon Brando Grace Kelly are likely to out in Oscar Derby Tht official announcement of Oscar winners will be made Wednesday night Brando had the leading in On the which is expected to win the best movie award Miss Kelly was a fea tured player in The Country MISS KELLY The poll was taken of 15 per BRANDO cent of the members of the Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences The poll has been correct nine times in the last 10 years DATA MISLEADING Ike Doesnt Share View of War Soon WASHINGTON Eisenhower does not be lieve Red China is prepared to cause any major conflict in the FormosaStraits in the weeks just ahead The does not share the view that a Red Chinese attack might be made on the Nationalistheld islands of Quemoy and Matsu by April 15 He has rejected this estimate of the situation by some military sources reported from Washington during the weekend Information reaching the White House indicates Red China lacks Man Perishes in Collision St Ansgar Crash Fatal to Driver ST Solik 53 Davenport was killed early Tues day when his semitrailer crashed into an Illinois Central freight train at the junction of Highway 218 three miles north of here The accident happened about a m and it was not until about 6 oclock that his body could 3e removed from the wreckage It was believed that he died instantly Solik a driver for the Merchants Motor Freight Davenport was on iis way north on the highway when his truck hit the next to the last car on the train just ahead of the caboose The body was taken to the Schroeder Houg Funeral Home The train was going only about three miles per hour at the time The impact knocked the railroad car off the track and traffic was tied up for a time Debris was scattered over a wide area of the highway The front end of the truck was demolished while the box was split open bases and supplies to back tip an amphibious assault on the is lands just off the Chinese main land These views were outlined by an authoritative administration sourc in a discussion of key current is sues in the foreign relations field As for the possibility of a Big Four conference the source saic the administration sees all sign as pointing to a meeting of some type On the question of war or peace in the Formosa Straits the source said the administration was dis turbed by the weekend report thai the Communists would be capable of an early attack on Quemoy anc Matsu The report the source said gave an erroneous and possibly alarm ing picture which might lead some to believe the United States would soon be in a fullscale shooting war with atomic weapons Also he said it was felt that such talk could damage the American posi tion with some foreign nations thai take issue with parts of policy in the Formosa area The viewpoint that a Red Chi nese attack on Formosa threatens April 15 was reported to have im pressed the White House as paro is a military view point as opposed to the overall picture The source said Eisenhower does minimize the danger in the Far Men Havent Eaten Since Sunday A M Expect Offer to Come Soon LINCOLN Neb prisoner revolt at Nebraskas State Peni entiary went into its third day Tuesday with pressure mounting on the insurgents to surrender hemselves and two captive guards More than 48 hours had passed since the nine rebels ate their last meal Guard Uniforms The force of guards and patrol men surrounding the prisoners was doubled late Tuesday morning to thwart any possible attempt of the prisoners to slip from their holdout in guards uniforms Gov Victor E Anderson said patrolmen stationed on the wall across from the building saw one of the prisoners wearing the white cap and navy blue jacket of the guard Officials feared the prison ers might attempt to escape by wearing the uniforms of the two guards Hunger and the apparent futility of the insurrection were presumed to be forcing a showdown although nobody knew exactly what was go ing on in the square threestory penitentiary building in which the convicts and hostages have been sealed since Sunday forenoon No Food Gov Victor E Anderson said he was sure the men had no food in the captive Maxi mum Security Building or prison jail The truck was carrying a quanJEast The President was said to tity of wire steel posts and augjfeel that the situation is likely to iers become increasingly serious TRUCK TORN impact of i truck striking a movinjr train early Tuesday near St Ansgar scattered debris over Highway 218 John Solik 58 Davenport Photo by Oiage NewirrcM driver of the truck was killed The train is shown at left while the remains of the truck box is at right He said he was confident too that the hostage guards are safe He had a note from them Monday afternoon asking for food but none was sent because the convicts would have seized it The governor reported there had been no further word from the reb els since notes were exchanged Monday forenoon Strategy of prison officials from lie outset has been to wait out the rebellion offer no concessions and do nothing until the captive guards have been released I want to emphasize that I mean what I say We will be fair with the governor said Tuesday But there will be no iiought of compromise while the guards still are being Guards stationed on the wall across from the captive building shouted invitations to the rebels to surrender Monday night but the prisoners shouted back that they verent ready the governor reported Peelings Thrown He said some orange peels and grapefruit rinds had been thrown Yom the windows by the prisoners but we think it was a The prisoners had oranges Satur day and grapefruit Sunday morn ing he added At an early morning news con ference the governor also said the number of prisoners actually par ticipating in the holdout probably is eight rather than nine He said Gerald Hoffman who is being held in segregation at the penitentiary under safekeeping for Otoe County authorities apparently was not taken into the councils of the re bellious prisoners We think they will make some communication this the governor said We are not too far apart There is nothing they can gain by holding SAMi Black fUf to II Jmrii ;