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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 2, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Mbd lor HCMM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NIWSFAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NflGHIORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI AwocUtad Prtw and JalM PNH fall CtaU MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 2 W5 ContUU el Two ITS 2 North Iowa Women Perish in Crash One Mans Opinion A Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO 1300 WTAD Qolncj WOI Ames Close to the Iron Curtain ITS been rather interesting for me to check my observations of three years ago on a factfindin mission around the Iron Curtain in Europe Southwest Asia an North Africa against the observa tions of an able newspaper frien of mine who only recently com pleted a like assignment This friend is Davis Merwin o San Marino long identifiec as part owner and publisher of th Bloomington Pantagraph H has long been associated in a busi ness way with Adlai Stevenson on that publication but that never fhould hasten to add served tc tarmonize their views on politics Merwin is not a Democrat defi nitely Through most of his life the for mer Illinois man has been a worlt traveler with a special interes and a special competence in thi field of military science During the Korean War he covered the battle line as a correspondent am flew 14 combat missions Mr Menvin lately has returned from three months in the Medi terranean area where as specia correspondent for a group o American newspapers he pre pared a series of first hand re ports in the interest of nationa defense Free to Seek Truth As was the case with me and my journalistic associates in 1952 aJQ doors were ajar to him in his quest for information about the free worlds defense against worlc Communism While he was nof a liberty to quote directly inal cases he visited with such import ant figures as the following Gen Alfred Gruenther NATO chief Gen Sir Nevil Brownjohn chief staff office of the British ministry of defense Adm John Cassady Commander in Chief Eastern Atlantic and Mediterran ean Dr James Bryant Conant U S High Commissioner to West Germany and Adm William Fechteler overall Commanderin Chief in the Eastern Mediter ranean Generallyspeaking I think it can be said that in cases where Dave Merwin and I looked at the same situation we came up with conclusions remarkably similar I make this statement on the basis of a rather careful perusal of the 18 dispatches prepared by the Cali fornian during the course of his mission Spent Time in Spain Here perhaps I should explain that Mr Merwins journeys led him a bit further east than did mine I stopped at Ankara Tur key He went on to Egypt Israel and the other territory at the east end of the Mediterranean Where as I sat down in Madrid for no more than two or three hours at the airport Mr Menvin spent a considerable part of bis three months in Spain If therefore in this visit I de vote more attention to these places I missed than to France Germany Italy Greece Yugo slavia Turkey and North Africa its because they are in a sense previously unexplored territory so far as I myself am concerned From my perusal of the Mer win reports I gain the impression that our military investment in Spain has a better than average chance of paying off in the long run The geographical assets are considerable and theres the further fact that Spaniards can be relied on to stand up and be counted against our common enemy the Communists In answer to a request for com parison of the three principal Latin nations France Italy and Spain in terms of stability Mr Merwin got this answer from a British spokesman The Spaniards will fight for AP Wirephoto WELLES TO WED American actorproducer Orson Welles is shown with Paoula Mori 24year old Italian actress after their announcement Monday that they will marry soon The actress is the Countess di Girfalco Welles formerly married to actress Rita Hayworth is Model Youth Slain by Boy Honor Student and Prep Grid Star NEW YORK UP A smiling cynical youth gang member was held Monday in the slaying of a 15yearold model boy whom he mistook for member of a rival gang Frank Tarzan Santana 17 was charged with homicide in the death of William Blanken ship an honor student and high school football star The killing broke the slain boys father civic leader and fighter against juvenile Clean Dirt William BlVnkenship research chemist going to take the boy to he was born in the Blue were going to put him into clean dirt Then were going to leave this city Were whipped Weve been caught and A group of teenaged girls cheered Santana as he was taken to a police station Sunday for fingerprinting and photo graphing I love you shouted one of the girls Boy Laughed Santana laughed and antly shook his handcuffs Police said young Blankenship was cut down by a bullet from a foreignmade automatic fired by Santana Saturday night in the Bronx Blankenship was on his way to the movies with a friend their homes and their country to the last ditch Spain from all angles can be regarded as our most reliable ally France and Italy would defect Gibraltar Still Impregnable After some extended inspection Of the famous Gibraltar my friend reached the conclusion that this CONTINUED ON PACE 2 Say Gustafson to Be Candidate for Post DES MOINES BStatehouse re iorts say A C Gustafson chief clerk of the House of Representa ives the time since 1913 vill be an active candidate for di ector of the new legislative re earch council The council of legislators will ppoint the director whose pay vill be a year for fulltime uty The director will name such ssistants as needed The Legisla ve InterimCommittee will pay le councilsbills The council will ather facts no recom nendations as to proposed legisla on The council was created by the now closing 1955 Legislature Enrollment of Bills Is Last Action Only Routine Work Remains DES MOINES ma chines were still working overtime n the Iowa Statehouse Monday two days after the close of the 1955 money session of the legislature Officials agreed the overall pic ture added up to the biggest tax increase in 21 years and the big jest outlay for expenses in Iowa listory For all practical purposes the session ended at Satur day with a bill to crack down on individuals filing late in correct or fraudulent income tax returns A few minutes earlier the legisl ure had stamped its approval o measure to spend ear to run state departments like many of its predecessors u he 1955 session was a recor breaker Routine Work Clerks were busy Monday enroll ng bills passed during the fina flurry of activity Friday and Satin day A handful of senators an representatives will remain unl ate Tuesday or Wednesday for th final fall of the gavel after th routine work is cleaned up Figures released by State Com roller Glenn Sarsfield show taxe were hiked per yea iecond only to 1934 when Iowa en acted its famous three point ta program Expenditures for schools we are agencies state departmen and institutions plus anticipate neHriConstriiction was at about 137 million dollars SarsfieIL During the present biennium which will end June 30 the stat has been spending 122 million do ars a year or 15 million dollar ess than the new record The difference between tax in the increase in expen itures will overcome Iowas cur ent deficit spending rate Sars ield said it has been betwee and nine million dollars Gas Tax Iowas new moneytax program ill go into effect July 1 Not in luded in the above figures is necent raise in the gas ix cents a will net be ween and 8 million do ars for the road use fund Tha money will be used exclusively tc viden 18foot highways and bridges Rep W E Darrington Persi Republican summed up the gen ral legislative attitude about th 6th general assembly during de ate last Saturday The 1953 session was known a he oleo Darrington said Well probably be known as th ax Fairless 65 Resigns as Chairman of USS PITTSBURGH WBoard Chair man Benjamin F Fairless of teel Corp resigned Monday He remain a director and mem er of the finance committee The company made the announce ment on the eve of Fairless 65th irthday The traditional retire ment age at U S Steel is 65 al lough there is no compulsory re rement age at the company CALLED GODS DOING Shoves Aside Wheel Chair Woman Walks After 4 Years WICHITA FALLS Tex HVA deeply religious young mother re portedly imprisoned in a wheel chair four years Monday says something told me to get up and walk and she did She and her husband call it a miracle Anna Williams 22 said she was strangely compelled to rise while watching a Sunday TV religious service with her husband S Sgt William R Williams Sheppard Air Force Base With them were a couple with whcrn they make their home A 1 C and Mrs Harold Weeks also of Shappard Said Mrs Williams We were all praying and some thing told me to get up and walk I had a strange feeling from the bottom of my feet right to the top of my She said she stood up shoved her wheel chair aside took a few steps and fell crying into her hus bands arms I just walked and she said Then I danced I didnt get weak at all I was surprised that my legs seemed strong and didnt get tired Then I picked up my baby for the first time and walked across the floor with Mrs Williams called it all Gods doing He saw fit for me to be healed and when he is ready you will be WHERE MAN WASTRAPPED Bill Watney North wood arrow watches volunteers work to free him from the cab of his truck following a cartruck collision Monday at the intersection of Highways 65 and 9 Watney escaped GlobeGazette photo by Musser with leg injuries and cuts when the truck cab was crushed between his semitrailer loaded with soybeans and a dirt bank Truck Driver Pinned for Hoar in Cab Two Injured in Crash at Manly A Northwood truck driver re mained conscious for an hour anc 10 minutes Monday morning while highway patrolmen and volunteers worked frantically to free him rom the wrecked cab of his ve hicle Bill Watney Northwood re ceived leg injuries and cuts about lis hands and arms when his semitrailer truck and a car col ided at the intersection of High ways 65 and 9 on the outskirts of Hanly Mr and Mrs Lee Luick who live east of Manly were driving wesl on Highway 9 when the accident occurred at Mrs Luick was driving The impact spun the car around and it came to rest on a concrete island in the middle of the road The right side of the car ivas demolished Not Injured Mrs Luick was taken by auto mobile to Park Hospital in Mason City where she is being held for bservation Doctors said she has a possible cerebral concussion and s suffering from hysteria Mr iuick was not injured in the mis nap After Watney was freed from his ruck cab he was taken by Brides ambulance Manly toMercy Hos pital in Mason City The truck loaded with soybeans vas coming from the north It kidded off the highway took two ivest bound stop signs with it grazed a telephonepole and mashed into a dirt bank The loaded trailer jammed up gainst the cab a tarpaulin cover ng it burst and beans sprayed knee deep over the ground and cab was partially buried in the ank Cries Heard His cries for help were heard at garage across the highway but Minneapolis truck driver who ad been following the Watney ruck on the highway was first t the scene The truck driver Jerry Stone on with the aid of several other ersons who congregated at the News in Brief VIENNA Austria Four talks which may bring freedom to occupied Austria and big changes in Europe opened in Vienna Mon morning amid an The ambassadors of the United States Britain France and Russia began reach final agreement on Austrias longdelayed independ ence treaty MONTEREY Calif five crewmen of the distressed raft Lehi II were rescued from stormy seas early Monday by the Coast Guard cutter Active climaxing a second illfated attempt to drift to Hawaii The raft was abandoned for the time being but the Coasi Guard said it would be placed in tow SURVIVAL CITY Nev atomic civil defense experiment whose participants and observers have dwindled to less than half because of repeated delays Monday was postponed once again WASHINGTON Eisenhower Monday asked Congress to approve this countrys participation in a new International Finance Corp as part of our effort to increase the flow of United States private investment funds Bank Official Robber Die When Car Crashes KAMPSVILLE 101 bank official and one of two men whi abducted him and his wife were killed Sunday night in an automobili wreck while being pursued by peace officers The dead were Harry Waldhuser about 63 cashier of the Calhoun ounty Bank at Karnpsville and a man identified fay Sheriff Paul L cene hitched his ruck to Watneys semitrailer trailer and ulled it off the cab Stoneston and several men in uding Dick Scarcello 416 Penn N Don Bud Keeney ess Cooper Roy Stratton and Art oberts all of Manly Pete Mar er 209 24th S and E A atro Manly began cutting away e seat in an attempt to extri ate Watney Attorney General Pleased With Work of Legislature DES MOINES Gen Dayton Countryman Monday said owa is getting next to perfec tion from the standpoint of work able laws He commended the 1955 Iowa egislature for taking one of the ongest strides forward in legisla ion weve ever Countryman admitted the liquor aws remain the toughest to en orce but said the overall picture vas improved Passage of the private club bill gave the attor ey generals office a definite ruling as to what the legislature means Countryman said as Thomas Underwood about 26 of Washington Park 111 Mrs Lela Waldhuser wife of the cashier and a second abductor Eugene Clifford Hubbard about 26 of Collmsville were seriously in jured the sheriff said He said an apparent attempt to force Waldhuser to go to the bank About The Weather Mason City Warm sunny Iowa Continued fair Minnesota Showers FAIR i Globe Gazette j weather data up to 8 Sun day Maximum 83 Minimum 61 At 8 72 YEAR AGO Maximum 65 Minimum 38 was forestalled when Mayor Jesse Campbell and his wife neighbors of the Waldhusers became sus picious of a car parked between the Campbell and Waldhuser homes and of the strangers in the Waldhuser house A crowd of about 30 persons gathered about the Waldhuser home after Mrs Campbell tele phoned an alarm Campbell said one of the men shouted to the group You better get back or well kill them both If youll move away no one will be hurt Weve gone too far to pull off now Were going to take them with us Ic protec The mayor said there was an exchange of shots as the two men with the Waldhusers in the car as hostages sped out of this town of 450 population about 45 miles north of St Louis but no one was hit The speeding car overturned on curve about a mile out of town NEGOTIATIONS BEGUN LONDON of railway workers Monday began negotiations with officials of the British nationalized railways on a wage dispute which almost caused a strike Saturday Troops Loyal to Diem in Counterattack New Fighting in Viet Nam War SAIGON Indochina ernment troops loyal to Premier Ngo Dinh Diem mounted a coun terattack Monday against diehard rebel forces who brought new fighting to Viet Nams bloody civil war The new battles crashed through this wartorn capital as political moves came with bewildering speed The main fighting was in Cholon Saigons twin suburban city As the fighting raged a villa in he district used as headquarters if the United States military mis ion was evacuated American per onnel were rushed to safety in he European quarter of Saigon Initial Victory Army headquarters announced hat government troops had won an initial victory by ocouoying 2 Binh Xuyenheld island in the Chi nese Arroyo after a fourhour fight t was estimated that dozens vere killed on both sides Gen J Lawton Collins President Eisenhowers special envoy to free Nam flew in from Washing on with new United States plans o save this country from falling rey to the Communists in the Collins sawDiem for half an hour Monday afternoon Informed ources said Diem brought him up o date on the recent tumultuous vents in the capital MacDonald Arrives Malcolm MacDonald Britains roubleshooting high commissioner or Southeast Asia arrived from ingapore to make an onthespot ssessment of the situation at Lon ons request It was reported that Collins old Diem the United States could ive no guarantees on any moves premier may make in the fu ure The premiers office de cribed the results of the discus on as MacDonald conferred with Diem mmediately afterward SAME DATE19S4178 BUck flat irmffle death St krari 7 Others Killed on Weekend Women Die at New Haven Two North Iowa women were among five persons who died Sun day in highway accidents in Iowa ringing the states toll for the en ire weekend to nine The Sunday victims were Violet Bissonnette 73 Charles ity Beatrice Jane Fleming 31 Osage Alvin House 25 Farley a clerk in the Iowa Highway Patrol office at Dubuque John N Eddy 57 Council Bluffs Michael H Duffy 25 Cedar Rap ids Two of the crashes were the re sult of headon collisions Mrs Bissonnette and Mrs Flem ing were killed when cars in which they were riding with members of their families collided at the top of a hill on a gravel road near New Haven in Mitchell County Two children of Mrs Fleming Carol 5 and Gale 7 and her hus band Arthur 37 were taken to the Mitchell County Hospital at Osage but were reported not seriously in jured Son of Victim Adonis Bissonnette 47 son of Mrs Bissonnette was taken to Ce dar Valley Hospital in Charles City with fractures and internal in juries Fleming was reported in a semi conscious condition Monday morn ing Gale has head injuries and Carol severe bruises Carol was expected to be released later in the day Bissonnette was still unconscious Monday t Mrs Bissonnette a long time ident of Charles City leaves sons Adonis and Phillip and one daughter Mrs Leo Tripp all of Charles City Mrs Fleming was born at Ew ing Oct 23 1923 She was a school teacher in her younger years She was married to Mr Fleming Dec 12 1945 at Kearney Neb They lived at Albion then moved to Council Blufs where he ivas employed for a time at the mail terminal They moved April 1 his year to a farm they purchased near Stacyville They were pleas ire riding at the time of the ac cident Her Survivors Besides her husband and two ciiildren she leaves her parents grandparents Mary Woeppel of Havre and Edith McClena han Orchard a brother Russell Woeppel and a sister Mrs Pat Burke both of Ewing Neb It was expected that the body would be taken to Council Bluffs for burial House was killed late Sunday when an Iowa Highway patrol car driven by Patrolman Jack Moore of Dubuque was struck by another car on Highway 52 about three miles south of Dubuque Injured in this crash were Mrs Nellie Haskell 63 Robert Haskell 28 Benjamin Huseman 32 and Shirley Huseman 28 all of Du buque Out of Control Eddy was killed when the car in which he was driving alone went out of control and over a 14foot embankment six miles west of Red Oak It was the first fatal accident of the year in Montgom ery County The Cedar Rapids man was killed and two companions were injured early Sunday when their car missed a curve west of a drivein restaurant inside the Ce dar Rapids city limits Police said the car was being driven without lights Duffy was riding with William 0 Kobusch 23 and Robert Weldon 25 of Cedar Rapids Both men were injured Kobusch was taken to University Hospitals at Iowa ity where he was reported in critical condition Four other persons died over the weekend as the result of accidents in the state Friday and Saturday Also reported Sunday was the death of a Postville airman sta ioned at the Altus Okla Air Force Base He was Sgt Leo R Schroe der 22 killed Friday night when his car missed a curve near der Okla ;