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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 7, 1956, Mason City, Iowa i I North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Keep Step With the Future in Mason City ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXII Associated Press and United Press FuIJ Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 7 1954 Inli ConsUU of Two SectionsSection No Ill One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE WTAD Quinc oso KGLO tuooi iU Sunday WOI Ames fijo p m Thurjday WSUI Citj 9101 Safety Belts Prove Worth KS recently as six months ago or so safety belts for motor ists or seat belts as theyre being more commonly referred to were something of a debat able issue Among those who make safety their profession there was an honest difference of opinion The weight of the evi dence was on the side of the safety devices but it wasnt overwhelming by any means Today that situation is changed The National Safety Council top authority in this field has come out with a recommendation of seat belts in motor vehicles and the Society of Automotive Engi neers has prepared a detailed scientifically based recommen dation covering the construction of seat belts In the period since my last visit with you on this subject there have been scores of au thenticated instances in which safety belts have been given full credit for the saving of lives in traffic accidents In fact two of my own personal friends are in this class Ill be dipping into per sonal letters from them later in this commentary But Theyre No Cureall Before I go further however I think I should pause long enough to recall for you an ex cerpt out of the National Safety Councils statement on this mat ter We recognize that seat belts will not prevent accidents but they can reduce the severity of injuries in certain types of traf fic The Council went on to point out the vital importance of hav ing the right kind of belts and the right kind of installation It also recommended that there be con i tinued and expanded research in the field All of this should I think be a warning to those who might assume that the presence of seal belts justifies any letdown what ever in careful driving practices The psychology both can and should be on the side of promot ing added precautions against ac cidents Three or four major points are stressed by the Society of Auto motive Engineers in its set of standards for seat belts One the belts must be of ample width to preclude cutting injury Two the webbing must be of great strength Three the belts should be attached to the frame of the Jobless Porter Arrested for Church Sniper Affray Navys newest and largest icebreakerthe 310 toot Glacier is welcomed by a blimp and helicopter on arrival at Boston Monday from seven months duty in the Antarctic On its maiden voyage the ship traveled miles through six oceans and circumnavigated the Antarctic continent Will Not Accept Anything but Equality With Russians George Says By JACK BELL WASHINGTON UPl Sen George DGa said Monday he doubts the counfry will be wil ling to accept as a permanent policy anything less than equal ity with Russia in a longrange bombing force George who heads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said he does not disagree with President Eisenhower that the United States has tremendous air striking power from a chain of bases and in a highly mobile navy But George said he doubts the country will accept Eisenhow ers last Fri day at a news while it is vital to have what is needed in intercontinental bombers it isnt necessary to outbuild the Russians in this one weapon The country has beerrtaught that the longrange bomber is the core of our striking George said It will remain disturbing to the country to be constantly reminded that the Russians are building up an enormous air force but that we are not keeping George said he agrees with Eisenhower that the chain of American bases provides this country with atomic striking power through medium bomb ers that should be a deterrent to any Russian attack He said he assumes Allies may be supplied with atomic weapons George said this latter ques tion may come up in his com mittees examination of the military assistance portion of the administrations 000 foreign aid request John B Hollister director of the International CoOperation Administration said during an interview that economic aid to foreign countries will have to continue as long as there is military He said a big shift is on to channel large portions of for eign aid away from Europe to the Far East but added that it would be a great mistake to throw too much in the direction of Asia car rather than merely to the seat Release Gadget Important Another specification stressed by the automotive engineers is the buckle and the release mechanism It must be easy to lock and easier still to release There must be the largest mea sure of protection possible against being trapped in burning wreck age The other side of this latter consideration however is that if you are going to be in an au tomobile accident its best if you can stay inside of the car during the process Tests carried on by one great automobile manufac turing company indicated that youll be about twice as safe as if youd been thrown This latter actually amounts to having a second accident Now for the testimony of the two friends previously mentioned who give unqualified credit to seat belts for saving them from serious injury and perhaps death in crashes on the high way The first of the two is a vet eran member of the staff of Iowa State College A heavily loaded truck bashed into his ear His car was shoved over the center line of the highway into the path of an oncoming truck also heavily loaded Victims Own Report Now for the report in the vie Kms own words Under the double impact the car I was driving was pretty well demolished In spite of the fact that my safety belt was proper ly adjusted the plastic on the steering wheel snapped I was stunned my nose was fractured and my chest wall was bruised But without the seat belt I almost certainly would CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Order Stop to LakeVentura Sewer Work District Judge Tom Boynton Monday signed a temporary in junction restraining the Nodland Construction Alex andria from proceeding with work on the sanitary sewer between Clear Lake and Ventura The injunction was granted at the request of Cerro Gordo County because Nodlands equip ment is damaging the county roac old Highway 18 and obstructing traffic on the road Bond The county posted a bond to back up the injunction The restraint followed reports of numerous complaints of resi dents in the area about the con dition of the road Nodland started work on the project last September The county board of supervisors re ported that he is about onequar ter through the project The con tract for the sewer work is worth approximately The petition filed by the coun ty claims Nodland runs heavy equipment over the road causing big cracks and holes The peti tion says the damage is great raow and if the work continues the entire road will have to be rebuilt Concrete Gives Way A statement by 11 D Robbins chairman of the board of super visors in the petition says that the construction firm is taking dirt from the side of the road and the concrete is giving way because of lack of support Rob bins said the company has been piling dirt on the road and using heavy equipment on the roati He said Nodland had been warned before the petition was filed County engineer S M Sig Hdgeland said in the petition that if work continues on the sewer the cost of replacing the road would be prohibitive to the coun ty Under the terms of the con tract Nodland reportedly agreed to put the road back in good con dition The county feels that the cost of rebuilding the road would be prohibitive THREE DROWN HUGHES Ark ft A faulty commode in the bathroom of a 20foot steel houseboat flooded the craft Sunday Three people drowned when it sank Again Postpone Firing of HBomb Over Pacific Atoll ABOARD MT McKIN LEY Bikini Atoll H bomb testers Monday again post poned firing Shot Cherokee Dr William E Ogle acting scientific test director for Joint Task Force 7 said the American test might take place Thursday Bikini time Wednesday But he also told newsmen he would not be surprised if the blast was delayed until May 15 The blast originally was slated tentatively for Tuesday and then for Wednesday Weather conditions were blamed each time The big bang had been sched uled to take place at several thousand feet altitude after a drop from Americas interconti nental bombers the multijet B52 at shortly before dawn Testers decided to wait on the weather to make sure radioactive fallout doesnt drift outside the established danger zone as it did in 1954 when the Fukuryu Lucky Dragon Maru No 5 a Japanese fishing boat was dusted with fall out and Us crew of 23 sickened One died Demos Curb Campaigning for 2 Posts DES MOINES Demo crats are going to make this years general election campaign easier on the partys nominees for senator and governor TheDemocratic State Central Commitlee voted Saturday to limit the appearances of those nominees to two big meetings in each of the eight congressional districts TV and Radio The rest of their campaigning will be done on television and radio Democratic State Chair man Jake More said the cam paigning pace in recent years has been wearing on the nominees The first district meeting is planned the afternoon of June 19 at Onawa Onawa is in the 7th Iowa District Iowas primary election will be June 4 The Democratic convention to select Iowa delegates to partys national convention be held here June I the will NEW YORK W An unem ployed porter was arrested Mon day as the sniper who killed one worshiper and wounded five others outside a Romanian church Atty Frank S Hogan an nounced Todurchi Suva 01 was placed under arrest after he made a statement about the Sat urday midnight shooting to an assistant prosecutor Suva surrendered to the dis trict attorney Monday As Suva was being taken from the district attorneys office to be booked on a charge of homi cide reporters nskeil Did you do the shooting Yes I hi replied Sure I do But I wanted to scare I didnt want to Asked why he shot Suva said Im JO years in this country For life for liberty 1 did it for When he saw photographers Savn inquired What is this Im not Princess Tlio man previously identified 42 Hurt in Train Wreck WAUKESHA Wis UP A special train carrying about grade school children to the BravesDodger game in Milwau kee was derailed in a collision with a gravel truck today and 42 persons were injured There were no known fatalities Ten cars of the IGcar Milwau kee Road train were derailed Of the injured 20 were listed as bed cases at Waukesha Memo rial Hospital and 22 were ambu suffering only minor cuts and bruises Serious Condition The truck driver was reported in serious condition The wreck occurred at a cross ing about 4 miles north of here and about 17 miles west of Mil waukee at the village of Duplain ville A railroad spokesman said the truck went through a warning flasher signal and smashed into the third trailing unit o the diesel locomative and the lead unit ol the coaches The impact knocked the first two coaches on their sides spokesman said The next six were piled crosswise across the tracks and the next two were derailed and leaning Pried Loose Witnesses said it took rescuers a half hour to pry the truck driver from the debris The train originated at Portage setting out with about 900 youngsters from Columbia County and 100 from Marquette County for a gala day at the ball game The youngsters were seventh and eighth grade pupils from both public and parochial throughout the area schools The injured were brought here to Waukesha Memorial Hospital A dozen ambulances were sent to the scene and brought in the most seriously hurl FIRE SAFETY CHECK DES MOINES many as Iowa farms and homes will be the subject of a fire safety check this fall RUINED Maaon City fireman looka into the burned out attic of the Jay Decker homo 2nd S after fire Monday morning swept the attic and a second floor bedroom of the home Decker who was on the second floor ran through flames from the bedroom to escape the fire Attic Bedroom at Decker Home Damaged by Flames Fire Monday morning deslroyei the interior and most of the con tents of one bedroom and the attic of the Jay Decker home lie 2nd Jay Decker escaped injury when he rushed through flames ii the secondfloor hall of the 11 room home Deckers hair was singed Decker is the son of the found er of Jacob E Decker and Sons meat packing plant in Mason City Fire Chief Boyd Arnold said the ire apparently started in the Bedroom of Alice Stocker All her clothing was deslroycd although some books jewelry and Wedge wood china was recovered from room 2 Weekend Road Deaths Push Toll to 211 for Year By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two weekend highway deaths have boosted the 1956 Iowa motor vehicle fatality toll to 211 On this same date a year ago the figure was 182 Latest reported victim was Charles M Moffatt 62 Sioux City He was killed and his wife Geneva 43 was seriously injured early Sunday when their car col lided with another auto on High way 75 about 2V2 miles south of LicMars The driver of the other car Vernon Blaue 22 Denver and Herman Miller 21 LeMars a passenger in the Blaue autoi also were injured Blaue was hos pitalized at LeMars Miller was treated for minor injuries and released Robert 30 Omaha salesman was killed Saturday in a collision of his car and a tank truck Permanent Chairman Edward C Halbach Clinton is expected to be named perma nent chairman of the convention More said Halbach will be rec ommended for the chairmanship M E Rawlings Sioux City will serve as temporary chairman More said Irene Maley Des Moines will serve as temporary secretary Sheriff Wilbur T Hil drcth Des Moines as sergeantat arms and Jack Snodgrass Water loo as chief usher There are delegates and the same number of alternates eligible to attend the convention 7 Gfs KILLED ROBERT ESPAGNE France Ml Seven American servicemen driving in a small French car from Paris back to their U Air Force base near here were killed Sunday in an accident SAME 182 PUek fU mcini M HOSE AND LADDER Firemen climb ladders from which they fought a fire Monday in the Mason City home of Jay Decker The window near the ladder at left is to the bedroom which was burned The ladder at right is to a window at the landing leading to the attic The interior of both the attic and bedroom were involved bv the blaze The Deckers could not eslimat the amount of loss by Ihe fire although Mrs Decker snid man of the articles destroyed in Ih attic were keepsakes and coul not be replaced The fire was discovered fa Dorothy Decker Farrcil at ahou when smoke bcga seeping into the ground floor poi lion of Die home Mrs Farrei lives in Ihe house svith her par cnts Decker in Ihe upstairs bath room did not know of the fir until Mrs Stocker called Chic Arnold said Decker was lucky lo have been able lo escape fron the second floor before Ihe tern pcrature had built up lo a mor dangerous level All those in the house excep Decker were downstairs whe Ihe fire was discovered Mrs Slockor said she had been up stairs about 15 minutes bcfon the fire AL that time sho ha made the bed in her room Cause of the fire was unrlc lermincd In addition lo the burned bed oom and atlic damage wa caused by smoke in four othe secondfloor rooms and two bath Firemens work in cov cring furniture on the ground floot kept water damage at a mini mum The firemen were stilt working on the scene late in the morning removing burned articles and wet ing down embers Mrs Farrolls son Dudley Em crson Skip Farrell was the onl occupant of the house not at home when the fire struck He ha gone to school earlier Battleship Rams Destroyer Escort NORFOLK Va de stroyer escort Eaton limped slowly toward port Monday a 30 foot deep gash in her there by the battleship Wiscon sin The b a 111 e w a gon rammed into the de stroyer Sunday afternoon during maneuvers off the Virginia Capes The weather was foggy Navy spokesmen here said the Eaton was turning when the Wis consins bow plowed into her side 100 feet aft No casualties reported by police as Tony Tudoraclic Tony Suva alias Costachi Mihala fhi disappeared immediately after the shooting In his room in a house opposite the church de tectives found a rifle and ammu nition The church warden Cu cuia was killed and five per sons received minor woumls when a fusihulc of shots peppered a crowd of worshippers enter ing the chureh for Uomanion Or thodox Easier services Immediately alter Sava walked In detectives went to Hogans office with the rifle and ammuni tion Chief of Detectives James B LeUKctt made the announcement of tn admission but gavo no Ittails No motive hns been established for he shooting although church tfficials dungod Snvn with being t tool of the Whether Cucin was the intended argot was not known Former Romanian Princess llcana one of the worshippers id Suva tried to kill either me r the priest or both of She said Suva may have been rn too of the They uilo the church and the royal amity she added The exprincess is a sister oE he late KiiiR Carol of Romania The churchs priest the Very Rev Florinn Galdau was twice jailed by the Communists in Hu haresl before coming here as a ofiiKeo He said Savn was a trained agent of the Commu lists was sent to make rouble Trial Opens for Caudle and Connelly ST LOUIS Tru man aide J Connelly and T Lainnr Cnudle an as sistant attorney general in lha Trumun administration went on trial Monday on tax fraud charges Harry I Sclnvimmer former Kansas City attorney was nlso on trial with Connelly and Caudle on charges of trying to de fraud the government in a lax ctise The trial was expected to uikc four to five weeks Former President Truman gavn a deposition in Connellys behalf in Kansas Friday The Fed oral Court ordered the deposition sealed and Connellys lawyer John H Lashly would not reveal its contents It was believed to be brief Connelly is Trumans onetime While House appointments secre ary He is now n New York pub ic relations consultant Caudla practices law in Wadesboro N and Schwinimcr is in business n Puerto Rico and has a homo n New York The three man were named Dec 1 in a single indictment charging them with 24 overt nets in in alleged conspiracy in he handling of an income tax evasion case against Irving Sachs head of a shoe brokerage irm About up The Weather Mason City Fair Monday night Frost likely with low around 32 Tuesday partly cloudy hjgh 65G8 owa Partly cloudy through Tuesday Not much change in temperature Low Monday night 3844 Minnesota Fair and cool GlobeGazette weather data o 8 Monday Maximum Sunday 5f Minimum Sunday night 35 At 8 Monday 52 Precipitation trace of rain EAR AGO Maximum g Minimum 51 GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 a m Sunday Maximum Saturday 48 Minimum Saturday night 44 At 8 a m Sunday 47 Precipitation 09 EAR AGO Maximum 59 Minimum 47 ;