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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 5, 1956, Mason City, Iowa fe North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for Mason City Choicest Piece of the Iowa Pie N CITY GLOBEGAZE FMI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL MOUTH IOWANS NIIGHIOIS HOME EDITION United FuU LCIM MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 5 19S4 Paper ConiliU ol Two 1M B52to Drop the HBomb from Our Wire Services ABOARD THE USS MT Me KOTLEY AT force officials announced Satur day that an eightjet B52 intercon tinental bomber will make Amer icas first Hbomb airdrop next The drop is scheduled for about 45 minutes before sunrise May 8 CST May weather conditions permitting The shot named will be one of the biggest of the current series which was kicked off Friday with the explosion of a small atomic warhead equal in power to or tons of TNT More than 10 shots in all are planned for the test program called Operation Three Planes Ready Three B52s already are at Eni wetok Island The one carrying the bomb will take off about 3 on the Hbomb drop day The bomb will have been loaded the evening before The huge bomber will drop the bomb in such a way as to achieve an airburst several thousand feet over the center of Namu Island Bikini atoll It will loose a blast equal to several million tons of TNT A group of 15 newsmen and 17 Civil Defense officials will wit ness the big explosion It will be the first time outsiders ever saw a U S Hbomb explode In the observer group is Gov Walter J Kohler of Wisconsin High speed cameras and much other measurement and recording equipment has been installed to gauge the power yield and fall out effects of the air burst Intensive Search Prior to the shot day an inten sive search will be made to be sure nobody is in the square mile hazard area marked off in the Pacific for this test series The only people left in Bikini atoll will be a small party at the firing station on Enyu Island The station is constructed to provide safety from the blast waves and fallout kicked up by the bomb Test officials said the B52 crew had made repeated practice runs with dummy bombs but they re fused to explain what methods the bomber would use to get away from the blast after the drop They said they were confident the big plane can race to safety after the bomb starts falling The planes normal crew is five men but for the Hbomb airdrop it will carry six The sixth man is believed to be an Atomic Energy Commission expert from Los Alamos N where the weapon was devised The names of the crew will be announced later CULPRIT FOUND BELMONT Calif UP Charles Berger told police Friday to call off the search for the bill he reported missing a ago Berger said his daugh ter Ktoberlee 2 had stuffed the bfH In her piggy bank NEW TOPPER FOR McAULIFFEGen Mc Auhffe retiring commander of troops in Europe symbolically dons a civilian hat at Idlewild Airport in New York Saturday as he winds upK38 years of Army service hero of the defense of Bastogne in World War II will become head of engineering and con struction for the American Cynamid Corp following his retirement June 1 This Fountain Got Tight on ITS OWN RED WINE LONDON is a of fountain that got tight on Us own red We wanted something said socialite Wilfrid Thorow good who threw a coming out party for his daughter Christine so we set up a silver fountain that gave out jets of wine The trouble are accustomed to The party carried into Hie early hours of Saturday morning at the MonkeyClub At the outset the fountain that sprayed wine was the hit of the evening Then something went Wrong Scarlet wine cascaded in all directions soaking walls table cloths frilly frocks and a flowered carpet It was simply a case of a fountain getting said Thorow good One of the moving gears tightened up and came the deluge of Demos Again Bring Up Ikes Health Nixon By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Eisenhowers physical stamina and Vice President Nixons political ethics came under critical appraisal by national Democratic leaders Friday as warring Democrats carried their power struggle into precinct conventions Democratic National Chairman Paul M Butler addressing a mock party convention at the University of Wisconsin said in Madi son Friday night that hower by his own admission is unable to devote his full energies to the jobof President Butters new shaft came about a dozen hours after Eisenhower had assured his new conference in Washington that the schedule I am now working on certainly as far as the doctors say I can continue indefinitely The President also said he might dele gate somebody to take but I will take the Adlai campaigning near Nixons home in Southern California read a formal state ment saying Nixon has poisoned four successive election cam Stevenson said he was referring to 1948 when Nixon won reelection to the House 1950 when Nixon was chosen for the Senate 1952 when Nixon cam paigned successfully for vice president and 1954 when he took a leading part in the congression al election battles Accusing Nixon of showing manifest Ste venson said He talks little about the issues Instead he slanders and impugns the motives even the loyalty of those who oppose him and his party That distasteful technique has worked three times It did not work in 1954 when the Demo crats regained control of Con gress and it will not work in Fort Madison Man Victim of Accident BURLINGTON Ufi A 22year old Fort Madison man Frederica Ramirez died at a Burlington hospital about 1 Saturday of injuries suffered an hour earlier when his car struck a pole HEARING WEEK SET DES MOINES W Gov Leo rloegh has designated next week National Hearing It Was Just One of Those Nights for City Firemen The Mason City fire depart ment had one of those nights Friday At p m the firemen went on a rescue operation to 502Vfe 6th S E Phillip McDon ald 5 had crawled into a sunkentype garbage can sat down and became stuck The can had to be cut open to re lease the boys leg Phillip is the son of Mr and Mrs M C McDonald 502Mi 6th S E Late in the evening the fire men got a call that looked like some fire fighting was needed The Jerry Hermann apartment at 646 3rd N was full of smoke Firemen found that the water had boiled out of a pan in which rubber nipples were being sterilized The nipples were burning Set May 14 for Trial of Marine Sergeant WASHINGTON UP Secretary Charles S Thomas Sat urday set May 14 for the court martial of S Sgt Matthew C Mc Keon on charges of leading six Marine recruits to their deaths on a disciplinary march at Parris Island S C A court of inquiry this week rec ommended McKeons courtmar tial and Thomas now has ap proved The sergeant will be tried on four charges manslaughter cruelty to recruits drinking in a barracks and drinking while on duty and in the presence of re cruit Dag in Flight Home ROME Hammarskjold his lengthy report on his peace mission to the Middle East virtu ally completed left Rome by plane Saturday for New York We have erected new Hammarskjold told the Italian undersecretary for foreign affairs at Romes CiampinoAirfield It is now up to the governments to do Hammarskjold was referring to the ceasefire agreements he has obtained from Israel and her Arab neighbors He had no word at his departure for reporters who heard him talking to the Italian official Final Arrangements Hammarskjold put in 19 hours Friday going over final arrange ments with his top truce aides His plane will stop in Paris where he will make connections with a New York bound plane Just before he boarded the plane in Rome Hammarskjold had a 15minute conversation with Vit torio Badini Confalonleri Italys undersecreta r y for foreign af jfairs Hammar jskjold spent part of his final hours here fin ishing up the re port he will de liver to the U Security Council which sent him on the Hammarskjold mission to seek ways to ease ArabIsraeli ten sions Hammarskjold is due to arrive in New York Sunday In 25 days of personal diplo macy Hammarskjold won cease fire pledges from Israel and four Arab neighbors Egypt Jordan Syria and exact ex tent to which these pledges com mit each state will not be known until the Security Council con within a week Brief Spat A brief spat between the Arab allies Friday revealed they do not see eye to eye on how far the agreements bind them Lebanon accused Syria of Jet ting her down by granting a ceasefire without a written Is raeli promise not to divert irriga tion waters from the Jordan River Later Lebanon accepted the Syrian position that its pledge covered the river issue in another way Lebanon indicated earlier that she had agreed to a ceasefire only so long as Israel did not re sume the river project dormant for 2V4 years The Israelis have said they will not delay it indef initely Graham Is Guilty Order Execution 3 Named to Guide NATO PARIS NATO foreign ministers agreed Saturday to en trust their next moves in the bat tle of peaceful coexistence to three wise as suggested by the United States British sources said the min isters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization council endorsed the proposal at a secret session U S Secretary of State Dulles made the proposal Friday in a survey of NATOs future in the political and economic domains saying the organization should be strengthened in those fields Brit ish Foreign Secretary S e 1 w y n Lloyd supported the proposal Sat urday Named Lloyd urged the appointment of Canadas Lester B Pearson Ita lys Gaetano Martino and Nor ways Halvard Lange as the Three wise men to map out a plan for NATOs development They are members of the NATO council The major goal would be to win over the uncommitted peoples of Asia Africa and the Middle Bast to the Western side Bmtiph sources said that while Dulles idea was endorsed Sat urday morning the council did not get around to naming any in dividuals for the assignment The three foreign ministers would be asked to work as indi viduals instead of as representa tives of their governments in hammering out a joint plan for bulwarking NATO in the political and economic fields Policy Statement Lloyd delivered a major policy statement on Britains views to ward NATOs future urging that the organization take the offen sive in the political sphere in stead of reaching to Soviet atti tudes He made these points 1 In the political field NATO should take the offensive by mak ing a positive presentation of Western ideas and ideals to the rest of the world The emphasis would be on freedom of thought freedom of trade union organiza tion and freedom of political or ganization 2 In he military field NATO must maintain its strength essen tial for safety of the free world 3 In the economic field NATO should at least compile totals comparing what the West is doing for underdeveloped areas with what the Soviet Union is doing Lloyd agreed with Dulles that NATO itself should not determine economic aid programs SAME STRIKE ENDS DES MOINES ft A 15day strike of machinists at the Mere dith Publishing Co jvas over Sat urday AP Wlicphnln HEARS Gil bert Graham late Friday hears the jurys verdict without a sign of emotion while sitting in the federal courtroom at Denver Colo In the background is one of his defense attorneys John Gibbons Held Responsible for Dynamiting of Airliner Killing 44 DENVER in Colorados gas chamber was decreed Inte Friday nitfht for John Gilbert Graham 24 who an airliner that hurled his mother and 43 others to death Seven men and five woman jurors deliberated 72 minutes before returning a conviction of first degree murder in the death of Gra welltodo mother Daisie 2 Dead 2 Hurt in Austin Plane Crash ROSE CREEK Minn Austin couple was killec1 and another couple injured lit a Flash Flood Test Slated FORT DODGE experi mental flash flood warning sys tem the first of its kind in the country has been sot up in test areas in Iowa and Oklahoma Plans for the Iowa project along the Lizard Creek drainage area were completed Friday by representatives of Che Iowa Na tural Resources Council the U S Weather Bureau and Fort Dodge officials The success of the operation may determine whether similar warning services for small streams onwhich flash floods oc cur will be set up The Iowa plans call for key rainfall observers in each of the townships in the Lizard drain age basin The observers will be equipped with official rain guages and they will report rain fall of two or more inches to Fort Dodge authorities At the same time the Weather Bureau in Des Moincs will follow the progress of rain areas by means of radar When the radar indicates a heavy rain area mov ing into or across the Lizard basin Fort Dodge authorities will be notified It was believed the double cov erage of heavy rain would give the most effective warning of flood conditions emu 41 cuiigjiu jjjjuiuit m n sicijiu in tijsciicc plane crash near here early to tcny their truth He said u gave them under threats oJ He contended they Women Pastors Get Equal Rights MINNEAPOLIS pastors won equal clergy rights with men at the general confer ence of the Methodist Church Fri day by a vote of 389279 after a heated threehour debate The women clergymen were ac corded full voting rights in the church and the right of appoint ment following ordination by del egates to the quadrennial confer urduy Mower County Sheriff lie Albert l10 Reinnrtz Identified the victims as Mr and Mrs Lnverne Comcau wth about 40 Injured and taken to St Olaf Hospital at Austir were Mr and Mrs Franklin King also of Austin King was rcporlcc in serious condition and his wife was in critical condition The sheriff said the four hnc taken off in Comeaus plane to attend a convention at St Louis Mo The crash occurred shortly aft er 4 about two miles south east of here and 12 miles south cast of Austin The cause was no immediately determined CAA au thorities were en route to the scene from St Paul The sheriff said the fourseutei plane hit the ground and skiddcc 201 feet before it stopped The engine went another 85 feet Reinartz said King despite his injuries walked a half mile from the scene to the Donald Gardnei form home He aroused Gardnet and the two took a tractor am drove back over the plowed fielc to the scene King and his wife were taken to the highway where thqy met an ambulance The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday with no important changes in tempera ture Occasional showers ant thunderstorms likely early Sat urday night Low Saturday night around 43 High Sunday 5257 Iowa Mostly cloudy with scat tered showers and thunder storms Saturday night Sunday mostly cloudy and a little cool er occasional rain cast and south Low Saturday night 40s Minnesota Cloudy showers GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Saturday Maximum Friday 56 Minimum Friday night 44 At 8 Saturday 4fi Precipitation 06 YEAR AGO Maximum 77 Minimum 45 DERBY DAY sizable crowd was in the stands at Churchill Downs Satur day morning to watch the first race of the Derby Day program It was a preliminary to the main event at Louisville Saturday afternoon All Speed won this 4V2 fur long race 1C King 55 In his instructions to the jurors Dist Judge Jnseph M McDonald had advised they must determine whether Grahams confession was voluntary before it could be con sidered as direct evidence justify ing infliction of the death penalty During the trial FBI agents oral and written con fessions by Graham Graham loolc the threatened to arrest his wife for lying and that lie gave the state ments to protect her Graham did ot testify before the jury No Emotion Graham father of two bit his lower lip but otherwise showed no emotion as Judge McDonald read the death verdict He told report ers Im Of course well said Charles S Vigil one of Grahams throe court appointed lawyers Judge McDonald grunted the de fense 10 days to file a new trial motion Graham will not be for mally sentenced until that motion is heard Graham took out two air trip insurance policies on his mothers life naming him the beneficiary Ench would have paid him 500 He confessed to the FBI last Nov 13 that he slipped a 25stiek dynamite time bomb in Mrs Kings suitcase before she left Denver last Nov 1 on a United Air Lines plane for a trip to An chorage Alaska An issue at the trial was whether the confession was obtained voluntarily Fortythree other women men and children from 14 states died with Mrs King when the airliner exploded nenr Longmont 11 minutes after the takeoff Down Grahams wife Gloria 22 broke down and sobbed hysteri cally for several minutes after the verdict was returned I can never get used to a jury coming in with the death ver said Dist Atty Bert M Keating who called 75 witnesses and presented 130 exhibits in the states case In his closing argument to the jury Keating said If this is not a crime for the death penalty where in the his lory of the world was there ever a case that merited the extreme penalty Keating called the case Mat ricide for Vigil and another of Grahams lawyers John J Gibhons painted Graham as a psychopathic Vigil asked the jury What are Ihe lies and what are the truths If hes lying in this statement his confession to the FBI he shouldnt be found Russia to Make Salk Polio Serum LONDON Ml Moscow radio said Saturday the Soviet Union is going to produce polio vaccine de veloped in the United States by Dr Jonas Salk The broadcast quoted Prof Mik lail Chumakov head of the Sov et Institute for the Study of Po iomyelitis who recently visited Dr Salk as saying in an inter view The most important chievement in study and treat ment of poliomyelitis is Dr Salki accine We are convinced it it an effective vaccine and we are going to produce U here in Soviet i ;