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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 30, 1955, Mason City, Iowa Doily Ntwspoptr MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI NIWSPAftl THAT MAKIf AIL NORTH 10 WAN I NllfiHIORS HOME EDITION VOL LXl Full LMM MASOM CITY IOWA WIONIIOAY MARCH IMS Tkto rf Two OM Too Much Speculation Worry About War Ike REVOLT prison guard Warren Miller inspects the area that served as headquarters for the revolt of eight convicts in the maximum security building Miller who was one of the hostages points to some of their paper cups etc GUARDS RELEASED 65Hour Prison Revolt is Ended LINCOLN Neb 65hour prisoner revolt at Ne braskas State Penitentiary ended early Wednesday when eight rebel convicts released three unharmed hostages and then surrendered themselves Since Sunday forenoon the convicts and hostages including two captured guards had been barricaded inside the square three story Maximum Security Building orf prison jail on the penitentiary grounds Surrender on terms laid down by Gov Victor E Anderson came after personal interviews during the night with four of the rebels At the two guards and an inmate who had been a pris oner of the prisoners walked out of the buildings lone exit into the glare of floodlights that have kept a knife at my a Miller re bathed it for three nights Thirteen minutes later the subdued convicts began trooping out one at a time All got hot meals their first since Sunday breakfast Well Treated The guards Eugene Swanson 34 and Warren B Miller 43 told newsmen they were well treated by the insurgents who were armed with knives and pipes A meager supply of bread and sugar was shared with scrupulous fairness among captors and captives alike they said Miller jovial despite the ordeal said he got the knee in the back two or three times for displeas ing the convicts but beyond that there had been no violence Every time I talked to anyone on the phone at intercom linking the building with the wardens of fice they throat as lated Gov Anderson virtually sleep less since Sunday when he as sumed personal command of the situation prescribed 15 days in the hole with two meals a day plus 60 days in solitary confinement with three meals a day for the in surgent convicts Small Cells The hole is the name given to the first floor of the Maximum Security Building The small cells in it are barren and confinement represents the most extreme pun ishment given violators of prison rules The upper two floors of the building house segregation or soli tary confinement cells Newsmen who inspected the jail withintheprison after the revolt ended found it a shambles with furnishings and fixtures wrecked The punishment in store for them was spelled out to the rebels by the governor before they surrend ered Administration policy from the outset had been to make no concessions discuss no terms un til the guards were released prom ise only fairness and wait the convicts out The guns of guards and state safety patrolmen on a wall across from the building made escape out of the question Change Sales Tactics Auto Dealers Told Actress Judy Garland Gives Birth to Son HOLLYWOOD star Judy Garland Tuesday gave birth to a son on the eve of the Academy Awards in which she is a principal contender The actress had hoped to forestall the birth until after Wednesday nights event DES MOINES of Ulterior McKay declared that in iis 35 years in the auto business ie has never known it to be so The public is not sympathetic because some of us robbed them jy loading down cars with acces sories after World War II he told he Iowa Automobile Dealers Assn Tuesday Weve thrown away 50 years of prestige by the way we do busi ness He urged the Iowa dealers to have the courage to change their present methods of doing business Gov Leo Hoegh told the associ ation of the need for a 6cent gas ax and an Iowa toll road authority and a nighttime speed limit of 55 miles an hour The association passed a resolu ion favoring an increase in the gas tax from 5 to 6 cents to ac celerate the primary road im provement It opposed a proposed boost in the use tax to 3 per cent on new cars and trucks because the in crease will result in more cheat ing by Iowa car buyers in border The Iowa Automobile Old Tim composed of persons who have been connected with the auto business at least 25 years elected C 0 Hart Mason City president ACCURATE INFORMATION HOUSTON Tex Lou Witt of the Gulf Coast Photog raphers Association was pretty weary of speeches when it came his turn After the announcement Wewill now have Mr Witts ad he responded 5418 Tim ber Creek Drive and sat down AP AFTER The rioting pris oners left the maximum security building in a shambles They left ripped clothing and mattresses in the corridor between cells Labor Party Bevan Agree Drop Move to Expel Fiery Leftwinger LONDON W British Labor Party chieftains Wednesday dropped a move to expel left vinger AneurinBevan They ob ained assurances from the fiery Welshman he would toe the offi cial party line in the future The National Executive high command of the a hreehour meeting accepted Sevans promise to behave This was the first step by the arty to patch up differences in he face of a general election pos iibly this summer or fall Officially Bevan is still on the Parliamentary his reinstate ilacklist of the abor Party but ment now appeared only a mat er of formality The 57yearold rebel was ousted from Labor ranks in Parliament wo weeks ago on charges of dis oyalty for openly criticizing arty Leader Clement Attlee on the floor of the House of Com mons Bevan objected particularly o Attlees refusal to demand that he Conservative government iledge not to use the hydrogen iomb unless the weapon is used n Britain Charles New Hampton Mentioned for Highway Post DES MOINES Leo A Hoegh Wednesday said he is considering Charles Reilly New Hampton real estate dealer as arte of few names for ap pointment Iowa Highway Commission for northeast Iowa Hoegh met with Reilly and Sen Robert R Rigler RNew Hamp ton at the Statehouse Tuesday and discussed appointment Reilly Democrat was former Chickasaw County Central chairman Rigler Reilly had experl ence in railroad construction work Waterloo Mayor Pat Monday asked that his name be withdrawn from consideration for the post Hoegh would not name others he had in mind Two or four appointments by Hoegh to the commission have New Gas Tax Bill Readied Second Vote Was 5946 DES MOINES bill to in crease Iowas state gasoline tax to six cents a gallon passed it first formal hurdle Wednesday The House voted 5946 to accep for consideration a threepoin measure which members worked out informally Tuesday while act ing as a committee of the whole After this step was taken how ever there was launched a serie of moves to amend the bill As accepted Wednesday from the committee of the whole the meas ure proposes 1 That the present temporary fifth cent of tax be continued for two more years that the revenue continue to be used to improve graveled primary highways anc that the money be allocated on a need basis 2 That a sixth cent be added for the next two years only and the income be used to modernize high ways and bridges 3 That the tax on fuel oil used in trucks be increased on a per manent basis from six to seven cents a gallon Motion Defeated The House opened the morning by voting 5946 to accept the bil drawn Tuesday in committee ol the whole Next it defeated 6632 a motion by Rep Pendleton RStorm Lake to make the tax 5tt cents a gallon and a motion by Rep Freed D Cowrie to make the tax 5 cents a gallon Extended debate accompanied the actions Then came the finaJ vote During the debate several Dem ocrats said they preferred a bond issue to a payasyougo gas tax boost to provide money to improve highways Other arguments were that 5V4 cents was as high as the state should go Rep Tate RMason who had piloted the bill for the most part through the House moved for final passage of the measure Some of the arguments made before the final roll call were these Rep McCoy lot of people here are on trial with the people of the state of Not Happy Rep Swisber DIowa Im going to go along on six cents but Im not happy about it The question is this This is the only gas tax measure which will come before us this session But if this doesnt bring improvements and safety as proponents say it will we are going to see a lot of new faces in the Rep Brown RWhat The bill as it stands now puts those who are against an increase in a position of voting against im provement For that reason I will vote for the Rep Goode am going to vote no but that not to say I am against improve ment It is not possible to vote to extend the fifth cent for only two more SEEK TO REMOVE DIEM Private Army Beaten in Viet Nam SAIGON South Viet Nam fi troops were concentrat ed it vital points throughout Saigon Wednesday afttr beating back an attempt by a private army to oust Americansupported Premier Ngo Dinh Diem by force Twentysix persons were re ported killed and 112 in the fighting which raged for more than four hours early Wednesday morning French sources gave this breakdown national army and police o dead 34 wounded Binh Xuyen 10 dead 20 wounded civilians 10 dead 58 wounded None of the nearly mem bers of the U S diplomatic mili tary and economic missions here was injured Except for the troop concen trations and a few roadblocks there was little evidence of the battle which broke out shortly after midnight between the pri vate army of the Binh Xuyen So ciety of former river pirates and national units President Eisenhowers special ambassador Gen J Lawton Col GEN J L COLLINS lins conferred with Gen Paul Ely French commissioner gener al to South Viet Nam on emer gency to protect the foreign residents of Saigon in case of further trouble The two generals prepared to call on Diem at his Independ ence Palace to discuss the situa tion and to offer the Premier their help in stemming the civil strife Heavily reinforced army units stood guard around the palace a massive threestory building The government said the Binh Xuyen troops began their attack in shell ing the palace compound and the botanical gardens where two bat talions of paratroopers were biv ouacked Five mortar shells fell in the palace garden but the building was not hit Diem who was in side was unhurt Countryman Blasts Clinton Names New Liquor Investigator DES MOINES 31 Atty Gen Dayton Countryman declaring that liquor law enforcement has Wednesday appointed K e r m i Kruse Clinton as an assistan fttonrty general to direct in inves broken down in Clinton of liquor law violation No III Effect Born to Hiroshima People LOS ANGELES who lived through the hottest part of the atom bombing of Hiroshima have produced children who show no significant signs of hereditary ill effects after 10 years say medi YTE WEEK DES MOINES ffi Tem perance Education Week will be observed in Iowa starting next Monday AII About cal investigators Among offspring of 185 women who were pregnant and were in the area closest to ground zero only 8 have shown signs of radiation injury aid Dr Robert H Holmes or of the Atomic Bomb asualty Commission The affected youngsters have leads slightly smaller than aver age and are somewhat mentally re arded But thus far there is no ignificant evidence that they or ny of the youngsters have been damaged genetically Dr Holmes eported Adult survivors in the hot zone n area of meters radius di ectly beneath the bomb target enter developed 16 times as much leukemia a cancerlike con dition of the blood as did unradi ted Japanese but even these dded up to only 44 cases Jt has been 10 years since Hiro tiima was blasted and seared by uclear fire with a loss lan lives but not enough time has passed to tell definitely hat the longrange effects will be r Holmes said The Weather Mason City Warmer cloudy Iowa Showers warmer Minnesota Showers cooler Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Tues day Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 56 34 40 and to prosecute violators Kruse is a former Clinton Coun ty attorney He was defeated las year by Warren C Johnson John son has been feuding with Country man Johnson had declined to order raids against taverns in Clinton Carneys Remarks Rebuked No Data on Red Plans WASHINGTON UP President Eisenhower spoke out Wednesday gainst too much speculation and sorry about war He said it doesnt erve the cause of peace Eisenhower also said at a news onference that he has no infor mation indicating the Chinese Reds Ian to launch an attack soon on is Nationalist islands of Quemoy nd Matsu The Presidents remarks carried n implied rebuke to Adm Robert J Carney chief of naval opera tions Carney has been identified s the source of a prediction given to newsmen last week that he Communists would start strik ng at Quemoy and the Matsus around April 15 Not by Ike Asked specifically if Carney would be reprimanded Eisenhow er said not by him Eisenhower said he himself was not ruling out the possibility of an attack in midApril But he said if anyone has information Jointing dearly to such an attack Jiat person must have more infor mation than the President of the United States At the outset of the news County which possessed federal retail liquor stamps and Johnson are both Re publicans and Kruse lost in th primaries last June Countrymans order did no specify any particular area of th state in which Kruse is to oper ate The announcement accompa nied by a statement critical of Johnson was released by Country mans office in the absence of the ttorney general In the statement Countryman ook special note of what he called a masterfully executed raid in rhich nearly 200 bottles of liquor vere seized from eight Clinton averns In a surprise move attorneys or the tavern operators obtained eturn of the seized liquor John on said he was not consulted bout the raid He said he also dvised the justice of peace that ference a reporter told Eisenhow er that Carney had been quoted as saying the Communists might attack Quemoy and Matsu next month The newsman went on to say he understood the President felt otherwise and didnt like Car neys expressing the view which ie did Eisenhower replied that no one possesses a crystal ball to deter mine the chances for war He said hat for anyone to prophesy when var might break out is to assume n accuracy of information which never yet has been attained Eisenhower said that if he were going to make the situation it any comment on would be to say he does not believe the peace of the world would be served by talk ing too much in terms of war No Statement Under other questioning hower again declined to shed any under the Iowa code the state hadlUght on whether the United States ot complied with requirements might go to the defense of the two or holding the liquor Johnson Wednesday afternoon escribed as entirely unneces ary Countrymans action in ap winting Kruse This appointment is entirely un ecessary as this office has always een willing and capable of enforc ing all laws including liquor laws o the fullest limit of the House Maps New GetTough Policy on Tax Returns DES MOINES UP A new get tough policy toward those who fail to file state income tax returns was proposed to the House Wednesday by its Tax Revision Committee The bill would set up severe penalties The measure provides that If a person willfully fails to file a return he would be subject to a 50 per cent penalty If he filed a false return with been confirmed by twothirds vote intent to evade the tax he would of the Iowa Senate But the names of Luke Caffrey Cresco Democrat and Russell Lundy DCS Moines attorney and Hoeghs campaign manager were down have to pay a penalty of 50 per cent and not less than If he neglected to file on time he would have to pay a penalty of 5 per cent a month up to a maximum of 25 per cent Nationalist offshore islands if tbs Reds do attack them Official U S policy as expressed in a resolu tion passed by Congress earlier this year gives the President authority to take whatever steps are necessary for defense of the main Nationalist bastion of Formo sa and the nearby Pescadores The news conference also dealt with these other matters Big Four er said be wanted to reiterate that the United States is ready to do anything to ease world tension He added however that so far as any top level conference of the West era Powers with Russia is con cerned there would be many dan gers involved in holding a confer ence without a specific list of topics to be covered Reminded that sec retary of State Dulles said Tuesday that preparation for a Big Four conference might take months Eisenhower remarked that was not an easy matter to discuss Paris Agreements The Presi dent said he wanted to express his gratification over ratification of the Paris agreements by both Italy and France He said he couldnt possib ly exaggerate in expressing his sat isfaction He is delighted the President added AP Wireptioto TAKING NAUTILUS man the diving station of the atomic sub marine Nautilus as they prepare to Vent one of the special ballast tanks during a recent test run The photo was of several released Wednesday by the Defense Department SAM IE Wklta ;