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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 30, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL E NORTH iOWANS N I I J H O S HOME j EDITION I VOL LXI1 Awociated and United Preu Kull Seven CenU a Copy MASON OTY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 30 M Think Paper Two SectloiutSectloa No 141 Win in Adlai Congress in Easter Holiday Lots of Work Ahead WASHINGTON UP Congress was off on a 10day Easter hol iday Friday It bad little major legislation to show for three months of sessions this year and plenty to do when it returns April 9 Ahead are such potentially ex plosive electionyear issues as farm social security foreign aid education highway housing and possibly civil rights and tax re duction legislation This recess is the first and probably will be the last long hol iday for the legislators most of whom are anxious to get home early in the summer for political campaigning Most of the legislating since the session started Jan 3 has taken place in the House The Senate while in session longer has spen much of its time on a limited number of subjects Month on Debate It spent a month debating a bill to exempt natural gas producers from direct federal controls only to have the measure vetoed by President Eisenhower The Senate took the best part of another month debating the farm bill It passed a measure which a SenateHouse committee is rewriting There have been GOP predictions that it too will draw a veto The House had acted last year on both farm andnaturalga legislation Another Week of the Senates time was consumed by discussion of proposed changes in the elec toral college system after which the whole issue was sent back to committee for more study The House meanwhile passed six annual appropriation bills one of which has cleared the Sen ate and an assortment of miscel laneous measures some of which still require Senate action 2 Major Bills The official congressional calen dars list only two major bills having clearedboth the Sen ate and the House this year One would extend existing corporate and excise tax rates and the other would exempt farmuse vehicles from payment of federal gasoline and oil taxes Eisenhower has nbl yet acted on either but is ex pected to sign both He recom mended them Other measures sent to Eisen hower during the year include the Upper Colorado River Water Storage Act a bill to extend the school milk program several measures providing federal loans and credit to areas hit by dis asters a bill continuing the fed eral polio vaccination program and a bill revising the formula for taxation panics of insurance com Tentatively billed as the first major measure when Congress re convenes is the controversial farm bill The basic issue here is whether there shall be high rigid price supports for farm products as favored by most Democrats or flexible supports as advocated by the administration Several other issues are likely to keep the farm fight flaring FACTUAL REPORTING RALEIGH Ra leigh police blotter contained the following report Thursday Lady at 805 W South St wanted dog checked to see if he was dead He ALBUM of beautiful classic rec ords Reas priced Perfect eond Ph 6218H Mrs Lupe Dianda 1431 No Fed placed this ad for 2 days and sold not only the album advertised but other albums also The ad for the 2 day run cost her only If you have records musical instruments cloth i n g or miscellaneous articles you wish to dis pose of Call the Want Ad Department GlobeGazette Phone 3800 for helpful as sistance in wording your ad for best results FHA IOWA CONTRACTORS OIL TANKER show the huge hole ripped in the side of an oil tanker Thursday night by an explosion The ship was taking on fuel at a Bayside dock No cause of the blast could be found Two Blast Rips Tanker 2 Injured BAYTOWN Tex spec tacular explosion and fire Thurs day night blasted a gaping hole in the side of a oil tanker the Eso Patterson and sent twc crewmen to the hospital The explosion rocked this city on the industrylined Houston ship channel and was felt in the Houston suburbs 25 miles to the AP Wirepholo crewmen were injured The explosion was heard in Houston 25 miles away Baytown residents at first feared another Texas City disaster west High Flames The blast and orange colored flames 300 to 400 feet high caused near panic in this explo sionpotent oil and chemical city 20 miles from Texas City where a ship explosion killed at least 510 persons in 1947 The tanker was moored port side to the dock and the explosion occurred on the ships starboard side Fire shot out over the water and away from the inflammable installations along the dock The tanker was taking on kero sene at a dock from the huge Humble refinery one of the worlds the blast ripped a hole 12 feet wide and 30 feet deep extending from the water line to the deck on the starboard side of the tanker No Estimate Officials declined to estimate the loss but a crew member said the damage to the tanker was heavy with the ships plates torn and bent The injured crewmen were Chief Mate Howard McCartney 31 Lowell and Seaman Motor 48 Brooklyn N Y Both were injured when they jumped from the blazing ship to the dock 30 feet below McCart ney suffered a compound fracture of the left leg Motor complained of severe abdominal pains Arrested Pair Comes Prepared for Jail Chow HARRISBURG Pa W Two men were hauled into the Harris burg police station and booked of disturbing the on charges peace Sgt Paul Towsen ordered the pair to empty their pockets Re sules Two ears of corn still in oranges a beans 2Viz wrinkled hot dogs a half loaf of and one brown ba Jie landful of three string stale bread nana We were going to make a bit of tasty one of the men ex Jlained ACTRESS WINS DIVORCE I am not pleased that some tian in winning a divorce from body is being pressured because Mortimer Hall Los Angeles radio he is protecting the homeowner station owner i for one want the little fellow Controversy Over Housing DES MOINES UP Frank C Wahrman head of the Federal Housing Administration here said Friday he had requested the re moval of several of his section heads on the ground of laxity in enforcing agency construction regulations FHA headquarters in Wash said Wahrman has been asked to concur in my rec ommendation that these execu tives of the Des Moines office be Wahrman would not say what officials were involved FHA has about 50 employes in the local of fice and several are designated as section heads The Des Moines FHA chief said that those involved were heads of technical sections If Washington concurs in Wahr mans decision the men could be removed But he pointed out the section chiefs concerned could ask for a hearing and present evi dence in their own behalf I do not want to name those whose removal has been re quested at this time In fact I have not yet notified any of them of my request to remove You can be continued Wahrman that my action has been taken with the best interests of the house owners the public at large and the government very protected It isnt fair to have one contractor do what the gov ernment tells him and another Allowed tp operate Resent Effort GOP National Coirimitteemah Robert K Goodwin said The Republican Party is a party of integrity and added We re sent any effort to use the party for special Stout declared that he had not sought to exert any political pres Complaints on Wahrmans rec ords concern such things as de fects in concrete floors ceilings windows and plaster to light much in The dispute came Thursday when statements were issued by the Iowa FHA di rector a Des Moines contractor and two top officials of the Iowa Republican Party Frank C Wahrman head of the FHA office criticized some unnamed officials of the state FHA organization who he said should be removed or demoted He did not disclose any names Wahrman who became direc tor in 1953 said that a Des Moines area contractor after being virtually ordered to do so made corrections of defects in 40 houses in the last year FHA Severe A statement that FHA had been unusually severe in the last two years was issued by Robert K Stout president of Commu nity Home Builders whose company has built about 250 liouses in the south section of Des Moines There were reports that com plaints of contractors had been sent to Iowa Sens B B Hicken ooper and Thomas E Martin in Washington Kline Reed of Washington a zone operations commissioner for FHA was in Des Moines Thursday and attended a con ference which Republican State SANTA MONICA Calif W Chairman Don Pierson also was He told me I was stupid and asked to attend said he wished he never married testified actress Ruth Ro sure Sleepy Youngster Gets Head Caught in Bed Springs SOUTH BEND Ind yearold Brenda Kay Smet fell out of bed Thursday and it took two fire companies to get her back in She sleepily crawled under neath the bed and then raised her head It became entangled in the springs and two fire rescue teams worked a half hour to get her loose lowan Victim of Lonely Hearts Club CINCINNATI 61yearold mother of five children accused of victimizing an lowan and other men through lonely hearts club contacts is being held here on a charge of using the mails to de fraud Mrs Georgetta Blanton was held on the specific charge of ob taining money from a man iden tified as Charles Dent of Clin ton Iowa She was placed under bond for hearing April 12 Officials said the woman weighs nearly 300 pounds but used a pic ture taken many years ago as a Postoffice Inspector Joseph Nolan said Mrs Blanton received about 30 letters a day from1 correspondents from virtu ally every state in the union She was accused of soliciting money to visit the men towhom she wrote but never made any 1 trips Returns Stinsons Bonus Abstractor Testifies Pierson said later ELDORA former Hansell abstractor testified Friday he re turned a check to Franklin County Attorney Keith J Stinson for abstractor work be cause it was not worth The testimony was given by Rex Robinson now Hansell post master in the District Court trial of Stinson 31 charged with con spiracy Robinson testified he prepared at the request of Stinson two ab stracts on two Franklin County farms owned by Mrs Grace Pot ter Miller Ackley widow Stinson is accused of conspiring withGeorge B Dewey a lecturer to defraud Mrs Miller of Dewey pleaded guilty last Decem ber and is serving a fiveyear prison term Court Adjourned After Robinson and two other state witnesses testified Friday morning Judge S E Prall ad journed court until Mon day Robinson said that on Nov 26 1954 Stinson ordered an abstract on Mrs Millers 120acre farm and on Dec 14 1954 a similar abstract was requested on her 320acre farm In March of 1955 Robinson said he received from Stinson a check for as a bonus for getting out these abstracts The witness said he returned the check by mail Robert H Isehsee vice presi Home Trust Co of Mason City testified Stinson came to the bank on Jan 27 1955 presented a check for and asked for three cash iers checks He said Stinson was identified by an uncle Ira Stinson of Mason City a stockholder in the bank Issued Checks Isensee said the checks were is for in the name of Grace Potter Miller a second for to George B Dewey and a third for to Dewey An agent of the Iowa Bureau of Criminal Investigation M D Huffman of Des Moines testified the endorsement on the check was Stinsons Huffman was identified as an handwriting specialist Thursday Stinson was described in court by the 78yearold widow as a nice young man who did not do me any Mrs Miller has been the prin cipal witness for the state since the taking of testimony started Wednesday Before she was ex cused from the stand Thursday she told of her relationship with jDewey to whom she wrote letter addressed Darling CrossExamined Mrs Miller was crossexamined by Defense Attorney Carl Smedal who referred to statements she previously made about Stinson be ing a nice young And you said that nothing you could say would hurt him Sme dal asked And I Mrs Miller re plied The widow said she couldnt re call saying that Stinson was ab solutelyInnocent but added dont deny it Kefauver Claims He Is Gaining in Demo Race By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Adlai Stevenson evidently pleased with the reception tie met in California says he likes his chances of beating ben Estes Kefauver in that states Democratic presidential primary But Kefauver while conceding he is running behind btevenson in California says he is ground The opposing candidates or top place on the 1956 Democratic national ticket leaded eastward Friday aft er whirling across California on meetthevoter missions The California primary will be held June 5 I liyrilTluQG Arriving in San Francisco Thursday night Stevenson told a newsman Yes sir I think Ill win in Wants Votes Later he brought down the BIRTH DELAYS CIRCUS thT giraffe licks baby Jimmy minutes after birth Thursday The Ringling Bros and Barnum Bailey Circus trainj ready to leave for New York was delayed when Ingrid was hustled off after Jimmy gave notice of early arrival The circus was wintering in Sarasota Fla 21MonrhOld Boy Killed by Stock Truck WASHTA wi A 21monthold boy who wandered away from his home into the stockyards area here was killed instantly Thurs day afternoon when run over by a semitrailer truck He was Floyd Allen Sargent son of Mr and Mrs Leslie Sar gent Washta The accident occurred about a block from the Sargent home Officers said Tom Carney of Marcus had just loaded a truck with hogs and was pulling away from the loading dock when the boy was struck The lad entered the area unnoticed they said JEANNE GRAIN ASKS DIVORCE HOLLYWOOD UP The mar riage of actress Jeanne Crain 30 once considered one of the hap piest in Hollywood has ended in divorce court Thousands Gather for rimage Arab Tensions in Jerusalem JERUSALEM Jordan Sector of persons Fri day retraced in the Old City of Jerusalem the Way to the Cross in the annual Good Fri day pilgrimage Rain snow fell on the pilgrims The winding route of the mas sive procession follows the path from the place of Christs trial to his tomb It was another ma jor event in the preEaster ob servance which began on Palm Sunday Casting ominous overtones over the celebration were the IsraeliArab tensions starkly represented by the division of this old Holy City Guns along the frontier di viding the city between Israel and Jordan were stilled But some Holy Week observances were curtailed and residents of Arab Jerusalem complained that war jitters had kept vis itors away Hotel facilities were booked solid from Thursday through Easter Sunday in the Old City but the extra accom modations required in past years were not needed this Easter season The chief Easter sites are on the Arab side of the line divid ing Jerusalem but a ceremony commemorating the Last Sup per had to stop short Thursday night because of the division of the city Normally a procession of Christians goes from St Saviours Church inside the old walled city to Cenacle the site of the upper room where Christ ate His last meal with His dis ciples Cenacle is on the Israeli side however and the pilgrim age went only as far as St Marks Church inside the Arab Christian quarter frame house She was removed and taken to Broadlawns General seho01 stePs Sosiptal where she was reported in good condition wtih a head injury bruises and shock Thomas Cavanaugh 35 was jorted in fair condition at the lospital suffering from burns on Explosion Shatters D M House DES MOINES gas ex plosion crumbled an eightroom house into debris here Friday in juring Mrs Louise Cavanaugh an 37yearold widow who moved into the house Wednesday and her son Mrs Cavanaugh was buried in a it wasnt eggs the wreckage of the twostory They 8Vi gallons of frame house She was monhme wluskv under the house at a rally in that citys Labor Temple when he shoved aside prepared speech told some 700 cheering support TS You know why Im Im here for votes And they shouted hi reply Youre going to getem Adlai Kefauver who stumped Califor nia ahead of Stevenson spent Thursday in search of support in New Mexico Although he thumped Stevenson in the Minnesota primary 10 days ago the Tennessee senator de scribed his rival as still tha leading candidate for the nom ination He told newsmen in Al buquerque he felt this is cause Stevenson the Democrats presidential candidate in 1952 is titular head of the party At an earlier news conference in Santa Fe Kefauver said he be lieves he is running back of Stevenson in California but in both instances he expressed the view he is closing the gap Meantime the word battle be tween Gov Allan Shivers of Texas and Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn DTex waxed hotter Demo First Replying to a blast from Ray burn Thursday Shivers said in Austin that Rayburn has always insisted throughout his career on being a Democrat first and American A longsimmering feud within h e Texas Democratic Party broke into the open recently It grows in part out of Shivers support of President Eisenhower in the 52 campaign Rayburn and Senate Democratic Leader Lyn don B Johnson of Texas backed Stevenson Shivers last Tuesday night ac cused Rayburn of a cynical and calculated effort to divide Texas Democrats by proposing that Johnson be endorsed as Texas favorite son and named to head the states delegation to the na tional convention Shivers new blast came after Rayburn said in a Washington statement Thursday that the gov ernor impresses me as an angry confused and frustrated an HAPPY ATLANTA school Easter Pupils at a egg hunt made he upper parts of his body and head cuts Everett Alcry 42 who saw the explosion said the whole house vent straight up in the Alery said he found Cavanaugh running around the yard shout ng his mother was still in the louse She was found in the citchen Fire Capt William Carberry said a gas leak in the house caused the explosion SAME BUck meani traffic death in U hours All About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy Friday night with little change in tem porature Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday Low Friday night around 27 High Saturday around 50 Iowa Partly cloudy and warmer Friday night Saturday partly cloudy and mild scattered showers likely west portion by evening Low Friday night 20s northeast 30s southwest Minnnesota Partly cloudy Friday night and warmer west Satur day mostly cloudy and warmer scattered light rain or snow west late Saturday Low Friday night 1525 High Saturday 4050 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum Thursday 30 Minimum Thursday night 21 At 8 Friday 24 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 34 ;