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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 2, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for th MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIOHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXII Folsom Fails in Primary Committee Job to McKay By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gov James E Folsom of Ala bama Wednesday apparently had lost a Democratic primary fight for a national committeeman post while Adlai Stevenson was winning a District of Columbia primary clash with Estes Kefau ver Incomplete returns from the Alabama Democratic primary election showed Folsom trailing by a 31 margin behind State Rep Charles W McKay an outspoken segregationist Folsom has been denying numerous accusations by critics that he is soft on the racial issue Sen Lister Hill was running far ahead of John G Crommelin in hjs bid for renomination Only two of the states nineman congres sional delegations were opposed for another term Democratic nomination means election in Alabama Delegation Picked Alabama Democrats also picked a 26vote delegation to the part ys na tional conven tion The dele gation will go to the con v e n t i on un pledged to any candidate In the Dis trict of Colum bia where residents were FOLSOM voting in a pri m a r y for the first time in 82 years a counting snarl devel oped that shoved a final tabula tion into the indefinite future At least three or four days was an official estimate for a final count A slate of Democratic dele gates pledged to Stevenson had a wide early lead over one pledged to Kefauver Each party will send six votes to its respective convention but District residents will not partici pate in the November general election District Republicans had a fac tional fight going in their conven tion delegation contest but all candidates were pledged to Presi dent Eisenhower Other Developments In otherpolitical developments An Associated Press poll showed Stevenson now leads Kefauver 83Mi to 76Vz in publicly committed delegate votes for the Democratic nomination not counting Tues days elections But Democratic delegates with another 213Va votes so far have not revealed their preferences leaving the relative strength of Stevenson and Kefauver still in doubt The Democratic conven tion total will be votes with 686Vi needed to nominate Back on the campaign trail Ste venson in Klamath Falls re newed his giveaway criticisms of the Eisenhower administration while Kefauver was in Florida suggesting that U S military pre paredness should be modified only after a disarmament agreement can be secured and made effective Kefauver fighting for votes in Floridas key May 29 primary said the United States should co operate in any genuine effort to limit the arms but advised keeping the powder dry until un friendly nations show more coop eration Both candidates arc vying for delegate votes in Oregon 16 and Florida United Press Full Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 2 1956 Thli Paper o IVo No 177 About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and little change in temperature Wednesday night low around 38 Cloudy with occasional rain and cooler Thursday high around 50 Iowa Fair west decreasing cloudiness east cooler Wednes day night Thursday partly cloudy warmer west and south Low Wednesday night 30s Minnesota Showers cold GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Wednesday Maximum Tuesdayv 48 Minimum Tuesday night 40 At 8 Wednesday 45 Precipitation 95 YEAR AGO Maximum A3 Minimum 61 ARRIVE FOR FUNERAL President Eisenhower accompanied by his assistant Sherman Adams arrives at the F o u n d v y Methodist Church in Washington Wednesday to attend funeral services for Sen Alben Barkley LED BY PRESIDENT Tribute Paid to Sen Barkley WASHINGTON high and mighty of official Washington led by President Eisenhower and scores of average citizens paid a final tribute Wednesday to Alben W Barkley The President diplomats senators Cabinet members and Su preme Court justices filled the pews in Foundry Methodist Church at funeral services for the late Kentucky Democratic senator anc former Vice President Outside the gray stone church in a drizzle of rain other Ameri cans who had held the storied Veep of the Truman administration in deep afiection stood silent The service was conducted by the Rev Frederick Brown Harris pastor of the churlchfctiaplain of the Senate and longtime friend of Barkley He gave a short eulogy In an overnight change of plans Eisenhower postponed his weekly news conference until Friday in order to attend the funeral Eisenhower wearing a black suit and black homburg entered the church just before the service began He was accompanied by his chief aide Sherman Adams his legislative assistant Maj Gen Wilton B Persons and his press secretary James C Hager ty Hometown Burial Berkleys body was to be re moved later in the day by a spe cial congressional train to his hometown of Paducah for burial The former Vice President died Monday while making a po litical speech at Lexington Va He was 78 Many important figures in the New Deal years sat sidebyside with todays Republican high command Besides the President Vice President Nixon Senate Republi can Leader Knowland of Califor nia and Senate Democratic Lead er Johnson of Texas were among those attending New Deal Backers From the Roosevelt arid Tru man administrations among those who appeared were onetime New Deal brain truster Thomas G Tommy the Cork Corcoran and James P McGranery who was attorney general in the last months of the Truman adminis tration Barkleys bronze casket rested at the communion railing beneath a large spray of red roses Other flowers including a cross of white carnations lined the rail Outside on the sign where Sun day services usually are an nounced were the last words Barkley uttered in his Lexington speech I would rather be a servant in the house of the Lord than sit in the seat of the More Damage Feared in Texas Floods DALLAS ffi Raging streams that have claimed four lives threatened further flood damage in Texas Wednesday as rain con tinued to fall over a wide section of the state The greatest flood danger ap peared to be at Brownwood where rains ranging up to 12 inches sent water nearly 6 feet deep over the spillway of Lake Brownwood Dam Approximately 250 persons have been evacuated from their homes there As rain continued National Guard Capt Russell Miller said If this continues the worst is yet to Floods still poised a threat at Gatesville and Waco while a crest of 30 feet above flood expected on the Trin ity River at Dallas Wednesday morning The latest death reported was that of Billy Ed Whittenburg 12 when a school bus trapped in a flash flood was washed off a low water bridge near Lometa in cen tral Texas Tuesday Six other per sons aboard were saved Six other persons were drowned Sunday night near Brady when a flash flood trapped their car Priority on Water Argued Hoegh Favors Equal Shares DES MOINES Wi Gov Leo Hocgh said Wednesday he thinks agriculture and industry should share equally in Iowas water re sources with farmers given first priority Hoegh made his comment at a news conference in connection with conflicting viewpoints ex pressed at a meeting of the State Legislative Water Rights Commit tee The governor said he thinks row a will have ample water for all the needs of both agriculture and The committee which is con sidering the possibility of a state law establishing priorities on the use of available water heard ar guments on the subject at a hear ing here Tuesday Equal Basis T E Davidson director of the Iowa Development Commission said that if a system of allocation is established agriculture and in dustry should be on an equal basis But Lloyd Van Patten assistant state secretary of agriculture put arming first and said he would hate to see the time when we call Iowa an industrial rather than an agricultural Davidson said Iowas future growth depends upon its ability to attract new industries and that 40 per cent of manufacturers con tacted in a survey thought water was important in locating their plants Davidson said the importance of Iowas agriculture is unques tioned but today the value of Iowas industrial production ex ceeds the value of our agricul tural Buy Water Van Patten noted that hundred of Iowa farmers because of drought have been forced to buy water As long as that condition exists I think agriculture should have he The legislative committee is studying all aspects of Iowas wa ter supplies and a possible system of water use is only part of The Iowa Vegetable Growers Assn has submitted a proposed law on priorities in this order 1 drinking household use and live stock watering 2 use by cities and towns 3 crop growing which would include irrigation 4 indus trial use 5 air conditioning and power generation Davidson left the hearing before Van Patten spoke and Rep Wen dell Pendleton RStorm committee chairman said he thought Davidson objected mainly to ranking crop irrigation ahead of industrial usage The chairman added he did not believe Davidson would object to high priority for livestock water ing Leb anon See Pledge by SAME Shoup to Head Recruit Training WASHINGTON A top com bat commander and Medal of Honor winner Maj Gen David M Shoup Wednesday was handed the job of supervising Marine Corps recruit training The new post was set up as an aftermath of the drowning of six trainees on a night disciplinary march at Parris Island S last month The appointment of Shoup was a switch in plans Corps public information officers said Tuesday the new of inspector general for recruit training would be given to Maj Gen Ed ward Snedeker Wednesdays an nouncement said Snedeker would remain in his present post assist ant chief of staff for operations RUSS WORKERS ON laborers march past in a spontaneous demonstration parade following Tuesdays tr show in Moscows May Day celebration The group is marching their eyes on Russian leaders atop the LeninStalin mausoleum AT Wlrcphoto the reviewing stand immeddown military through Red Square Seven Cities Hit by Strike of Trades FROM OTJR WIKE SERVICES Members of some building trades unions in Des Moincs Davenport Waterloo Fort Madi son Keokuk and Burlington went on strike Tuesday after their old contract expired However picket lines were set up only at Davenport and most Iowa construction work continued without interruption Among the projects picketed at Davenport was the new Scott County courthouse Strike Some members of the labor unions in Scott County owa and two counties in Illinois went on strike to back up their demand for a 25cent hourly wage increase and a oneyear contract They have rejected a twoyear contract with a 12cent hourly wage boost the first year and an additional eight cents the sec ond year Laborers now get per hour The Operating Engineers Union at Davenport also went on strike Tuesday Members of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 2J2 at Keokuk Fort Madison and Bur ington went on strike but did not set up picket lines They lave asked for a 25cent per hour increase from their present rate 2Year Contract The Master Plumbers offered a twoyear contract calling for a boost of 15 cents an hour the first year and an additional 10 cents he second year Plumbers at Waterloo stayed off the job Tuesday but they did not set up picket lines The only members of the building trades off the job at Waterloo they settled with contractors late Tuesday for a 25 cent an hour raise in the next two years Three unions at Des lathers plumbers and steamfit ers and plasterers and cement Tuesday They also did not picket Pupils Celebrate School Bond Issue OSKALOOSA were dismissed Wednesday to give students a holiday in celebration of the okay by the voters of a school improvement pro gram in Tuesdays election The bond issue carried by an unofficial vote of The majority was per cent well above the 60 per cent required In four previous elections dating back to 1949 school bond issues had been defeated Another Inch of Rain Falls Over Much of State Iowas latest welcome visit from rain clouds has left up to more than an inch of moisture in some areas the Weather Bureau reported Wednesday bringing the average total to about 3 inches in the last week The temperature remains cool but Wednesday readings were a little warmer than Tuesday when highs ranged from 44 at Spencer to 57 at Davenport Rainfall which began Tuesday and continued into the night was heaviest in North Central and in Northeast Iowa However many points in the dry western and southern sections got about half an inch Heaviest precipitation reported was at Williams followed by Popejoy with Other mois ture amounts included Dumont 97 Mason City 95 Ha verhill 81 Zearing 84 Marble Rock 86 Charles City 90 Ames 74 Grundy Center 81 Perry 62 Clutier 41 Wintcrset 52 Shell Rock 85 Kanawha 70 Water loo 69 DEPOSITS UP DES MOINES report of the State Banking Department Wednesday shows that Iowas state chartered banks increased their deposits by million and decreased their loans million during the first quarter this year Methodists in Vote to End Segregation MINNEAPOLIS Wednesday swept through a im jor program clearing the way fo racial integration throughout tl church The plan based on voluntur action by regional units adopted by the churchs lawmal ing General Conference with onl one or two votes in opposition Loud Applause The 766 delegates then rose i a spontaneous outburst of Ion and long applause The plan wa hailed by both Northern an Southern leaders as a histori step in Methodism The action which must be rat fied by twothirds of the church 102 conferences sets up machii ery allowing gradual volunlar climinalion of the churchs al Negro central jurisdiction It removes previous obstacle so that individual Negro churche and conferences can transfe more easily from the segregate jurisdiction to regular geograph ical jurisdiction Attorney Leonard D Cincinnati called it the longes and fastest step that could b taken toward wiping out racia segregation in the churchs ad ministrative structure Integrated Society Thurman Dobson a Negro at torney of Washington sai the plan puts the church on th way toward an integrated so Under the present church a ministrative system Negi churches are grouped in an over lapping division called the centra jurisdiction while other churche are administered through regions jurisdictions based on geograph cal areas Pastors arc assigned and ma be shifted from pulpit to pulpi within the subdivisions of thes jurisdictions The arrangemen acts to keep Negro pastors bishops serving only Negro con gregations in the segregated juris dictions Kin of Dead Marines Differ on McKeon s Punishment By UNITED PRESS Some of the relatives of six dead Marines said Wednesday that Staff Sgt Matthew C McKeon should receive the sternest punish ment the law allows for marching the recruits to their deaths But others said they felt sorry for the 31yearold drill sergeant who led the fatal march into swamps near Parris Island S while intoxicated A court martial is pending The severest charge against him manslaughter carries a penalty of 10 years The relatives who are bitter against McKeon used such words as murder and said he should get everything the law The others said the punishment should be left to the Marine Corps or that they dont want to see McKeon suffer for his tragic mistake One of the bitterest relatives was Mrs Frank Bond Clyde N sister of 18yearold Charles F Reiily who died on the death march She said the charge of manslaughter against Mc Keon should be changed I dont think this is she said Its just plain Mrs Alston P Coughlin Alexandria mother of Jerry L Thomas 18 tended to agree She said McKeon should get every thing the law Her daughter Mrs Dominic Emelio Alexandria went further She said McKeon should spend the rest of his life at hard labor so he can remember what he did to those But Thomas father said that if Marine Commandant Gen Ran dolph McCall Pate does what he says he will we cant ask him to do A Brooklyn N father Peter OShea took an even more moderate view OShea who lost his 18yearold son Donald on the death march said I have nothing against the I dont want him OShea said I know nothing about whether he was drinking All I know is what my son wrote in his letters He thought very highly his officers and his Maggie Lucille Meeks mother of Thomas C Hardeman 18 took much the same attitude as OShea in Savannah Ga I feel sorry for Sgt she said because if the authorities dont punish him the Lord will I just feel sorry and rae River Project Argued CeaseFire at Stake JERUSALEM Lebanon ined up formally willi Syria Wed icsday in refusing to pledge a ceasefire with Israel unless ho srnelis promise not to divert Lho Jordan River Israel wis reported to be ready o turn down the Syrian demand or such a pledge Lebanons condition for a cease fire agreement was convoyed in note to U N Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold before he Ult Jerusalem for Damascus and last minute talks with Syrian leaders on the water dispute The Leban ese communication added urgen cy to his appeal to Syria for an mconditional ceasefire Lebanons action was ruga riled as significant chiefly for the add ed support it gives Syria since only minor border incidents liavo occurred on the IsraelLebanon fvonlicr Written Pledge Lebanese Foreign Minister Sa lim Lahoud said in his message that Lebanon supports Syria in demanding a written pledge that Israel will not resume work on the Jordan River project He also said Lebanon reserves the right of selfdefense against any Is raeli attack Hammarksjolcl had planned to leave Wednesday for Rome to prepare his report for Die Security Council on Middle East peace mission Before taking off for Damascus he and the chief truce super visor Maj Gen E L M Burns met again with Israeli Premier David BcnGurJon awl Foreign Minister Moshc Sharctt spokesmen said Hammar skjold would slop in Cairo for final talks with Egyptian leaders en route to Rome He is expected lo report in person to the council next week Hammarskjold arrived in the Middle East April G He has ob tained pledges of an unconditional ceasefire from Israel and Egypt He also has received promises of support from other Arab states Not Frontier Issue Informed sources said Syria qualified its pledge to observe a ceasefire with a demand that an agreement include Israels prom ise not to resume work on a proj ect lo use the Jordan waters for power and irrigation purposes The sources said Israel rejected that request maintaining that tho project would be inside Israeli ter ritory and would have nothing to do with frontier issues The Jordan flows through Israel and Jordan and part of it closely approaches Syria Syria and Jor by the other Arab said they would consider resumption of work on a diversion canal by Israel an act of aggression The channel for lower and irrigation was started n a demilitarized zone between Lake Huleh and the Sea of Gali ce near the Syrian line Israel halted work on a water division canal in late 1953 after a Syrian complaint to the Security Council and a request for suspen sion by the truce supervisor sracl has said she will not delay ler own plans indefinitely if the Arabs do not go along with a proposal for a joint river develop ment project Kefauver fo Address Farm Event at Eldora ELDORA Kefauver D Tenn will address the Corn Belt Farm Family Field Days here June 22 Hubert Cleveland of El dora said Tuesday Cleveland is committee chairman for the June 2122 event Cleveland said prominent Republican speaker also is being sought for the event ;