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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 23, 1955, Mason City, Iowa Imras Ncwtpoptr UMfcvte MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI HIWJfAPlt THAT MAKIt AIL NORTH lOWANf N I I H I 0 t HOME EDITION VOCLXI MASON CITY IOWA XI Tkta W Post Offices Hit Hardest in Fund Cut 2Stage Parley on Inoculations WASHINGTON vaccine experts opened a twostage meet ing Monday which may determine bow soon the nations polio inocula tion program resumes and bow far it will go this summer Scientists and consultants of the Public Health Service gath to study reports of plant in spections of five of the One Mans Opinion A Commentary W URL HALL GtoboGmtto Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO WTAO Qnlur WOt Tawfe A Close Look at Air Force Power fVf that day five years ago June 25 1950 to be exact when the Communists sent their troops swooping down across the 88th parallel and started the war In Korea I was at Eglin Field Florida With a company of about 60 others journalists business men educators clergymen and wha have you I had watched the U S Air Force put on a demonstra tion of its military might its fire power it was called Eglin Field if you need remind Ing is the principal testing ground and laboratory for the Air Force Situated in a marshy wasteland of some800 square miles it is suitable for anything the Air Force can drop on it short of an Its about half land half water something of a wilderness excep for the manmade installations That forenoon five years ago we flew to Norfolk where we boarded the giant flattop Midway for a briefing by Secretary Louis Johnson Secretary of the Depart ment of National Defense Gen Omar Bradley then Chief of Staff and some other top brass jusl home from Korea Revisited But thats not part of this story What I want to report here is that Im recently home visit to that same from another Eglin Field for another closeup look al Air Force firepower This time we were billeted at Keesler Field some 200 miles to the wesl and were flown to Eglin Field in a Military Air Transport Service Convair For for at least a few others among the 100 or so news paper radio and TV men in our big question was this How much has Air Force strik ing power been stepped up in five years I hope that the remainder of this little visit with you may be ac cepted as my own answer to that question And Ill begin it by say ing that I was more than a little impressed by the extent of the in creased power even without bring ing nuclear fission into the act Obviously something new has been added Thats understate ment A lot of new things have been added Just to mention a few Five years ago the reciprocating type of one with the props was in principal use al though the jet propelled planes had begun to make themselves felt in a big way In fact I had my first and up to now only ride in a jet propelled plane on that earlier visit to Eglin More Speed The advent of the jet plane has had the effect of revolutionizing the techniques developed during the 30 years in which conventional planes constituted our air force Its meant more speed The Shooting Star jet on which I had my ride in 1950 never quite touched the 500 miles an hour mark even on its dives Now a jet traveling at such a pokey speed as that is suspected of having its brakes on No one feature of this recent demonstration at Eglin Field was more interesting to me than the two demonstrations of breaking the sonic barrier one on a vertical dive the other in level flight Im still intrigued by the phenomenon In the former demonstration the Jet at a high altitude was nosed down toward the stands containing around spectators CONTINUED ON PAGE J six vac cine manufacturers The same group was scheduled to meet in the afternoon with sci entific representatives of all six producers A spokesman for the National Institute of HealUf said the gov ernment experts would then go back into session to wrestle with these questions 1 What if any changes need to be made in standards governing the manufacture and testing of the vaccine 2 What this means insofar as we can establish it in terms of supply for ttierest of the sum Net Cart a in When the answers will be an nounced was uncertain Surgeon General Leonard A Scheele has said the groups recommendations would be advisory and that he will make known his decisions a soon as The result could mean early clearance of existing supplies or added timeconsuming tests which might further delay release of vac cine The NTH spokesman said the morning meeting concerned re ports of plant inspections at Cut ter Laboratories Berkeley Parke Davis Detroit Eli Libbly fc Indianapolis Wyeth Marietta and Pitmin Moore Indianapolis Dr William H SebreD di rector of the national institutes presided over the meeting Scheele was at the capitol for a session with lawmakers on lems Much Wai Used A halt in the program was rec ommended IS days ago Since that time the Public Health Serv ice has cleared the vaccine pre viously distributed by two makers but much of that has been usedl The Senate Labor and Public Welfare Committee meanwhile arranged to meet in closed session to considervarious proposals for federal controls over manufacture and distribution of the vaccine The Eisenhower administration has said there is no need for such controls but Democratic leaders forecast the committee would ap prove a standby control bill EAST IOWA QUSENS CEDAR RAPIDS Dav enport 18 Anamosa was crowned Miss Eastern Iowa Saturday night at the Eastern Iowa Band Festival rAII About The Weather Maton City Showers Iowa Rain cooler Minncspta Rain cool Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Mon day Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum RAIN AP Wlrepboto ATOMIC AGE This is a drawing of a nuclearpowered passenger liner designed by engineers of Bethlehem Steels shipbuilding division President Eisenhower is studying this and several other designs for the first merchant ship to be driven by atomic energy The United States Lines is considering such a ship as a replacement for the liner DILLINGER HOLDUP in n Friday one man did the job In all except the first one the loot was recovered Nebergall recalled Back in the late 20s and early 30s we occasionally had a novice pull a bank job But in the main with lesser offenses and gradu ated into bank robbers and asso ciated themselves in mobs There was Creepy Karpis Machinegun Kelly John DiUinger and others They ranged over the country as predatory animals range over a game trail A bunch of those guys were pretty triggerhappy They put a bullet in the wall ol the office of Banker W G C Bag ley at Mason The Mason City First National Bank was robbed in 1934 of more than by DiHinger and his gang Bagley later became state treasurer of Iowa A police officer took some shots at the fleeing robbers but they sprayed the area with machinegun fire and either hit directly or on a ricochet a man school teacher From the way the job was pulled and the descriptions of the men you could figure out who did it But today we often get a fellow with no prior criminal record Take the last one that fellow had no criminal record of any Here is a thumbnail sketch of each of the four bank holdups in Iowa this year Lament 21 miles northeast o Independence Lament office of the Farmers State Savings Bank of Independence Friday Feb 4 one gunman loot unsolved Afton 9 miles east of Commercial State Bank Friday March 11 one man taken Eugene W Buff 35 sentenced to ife imprisonment rrobbery occurred one day after Buff was released from the Nebraska State Prison on completing a 15year erm for armed robbery captured n northern Missouri seven hours after the holdup all of the loot was recovered Grand Junction 8 miles east of Peoples Trust and Savings Bank Friday April 22 one Four Ban This Yeai DES MOINES Just mentioning a bank robbery on Friday to Iowa law enforcement officers causes them to shudder these days Since the first of this year there have been four bank holdups in all of them on Fridays and two of them on successive Fridays FBI Chief J Edgar Hoover said recently that for some reason that FBI experts havent beenfable Holdup Each oi figure out Fridays and Wednes days are the favorite days for bank robberies I just didnt recall that all o the recent Iowa bank jobs had been on Fridays although I knew that one or two of them said Chief R W Neberfall State Bureau of Criminal gation He went on There might be some answer to that In the smaller where we have had the the bankers get ready for their weekend business about that time A banker will figure to have enough cash on hand for his needs on Fridays and Saturdays anc have some left over to open up with on Law enforcement officers made quick pickups and obtained prompt confessions following three of the four holdups In each robbery Queen Hears Billy Graham WINDSOR England American evangelist Billy Grahams prestige rose to new heights in Britain Monday after his first sermon for Queen Elizabeth and the royal family The 36yearold American preached at the Queens invitation or 25 minutes Sunday in the private chapel at Windsors royal lodge 20 miles west of London Afterward he and his wife lunched with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh I can only say that it was a great privilege to be at Windsor and that the Queen was very charming and gracious to he told reporters Queen Elizabeth is titular head of the Church of England Although ler church has never officially endorsed Grahams crusades it has given them strong support Graham wound up his seven weeks of public meetings in Scotland and London Saturday night with an impassioned sermon before in the capitals Wembley Enters Plea of Guilty CAMDEN N Racketeer Albert Anastasia Monday entered a surprise plea of guilty to federal income tax evasion charges Anastasia reputed one time lord ligh executioner for Murder filed his plea at the Camden District Court before Federal Judge Thomas M Madden ordered that Anastasia surrender to the probation officer at Newark for a presentence investigation and that he appear in the court here for sentencing on July Paul Boys Held in Theft of Stamps CLINTON John T Petersen and John D Miller both 20 St Paul were held here Monday in the theft of trading stamps Police Capt T R Long said the youths admitted taking the stamps rom a salesmans car in St SuperNova Discovered by German Scientist HAMBURG Germany UP Hans Haffner of the Hainmrg Observatory Monday reported the discovery of a a star several million times brighter than the man taken Arvid Reiman 24 son of the mayor of Arcadia admitted he was the robber he was arrested at Carroll about 24 lours after the holdup all of the money was recovered Reiman was sentenced to a prison term Boydcn 16 miles northeast of Orange City Farmers Savings 3ank Friday April 29 one man taken Paul Willard Dean 50 Storm Lake used car dealer admitted he used a 19cent cap gun in the holdup captured about i2 hours after the robbery all of the money recovered NEW INTERCONTINENTAL public closeup of the B52 the Air Forces new intercontinental bomber was given to those who attended this demonstra tion at Eglin Field described by Earl Hall GlobeGazette editor in an adjoining col The plane flew directly from Seattle to the demonstration grounds pass ing closely over the crowd Built by Boeing it is 153 feet long has a wing span of 185 feet weighs pounds has a range of miles and is powered by eight jet engines each with pounds of thrust It can fly faster higher and cany more weight than any other airplane known SAME DATE 1954214 Weekend Toll for Road Deaths Reach 216 Fnm Our Wire Accidents took the lives of eight lowans during the weekend Two of the deaths occurred outside the state Five persons were killed in auto mobile mishaps one died after tumbling out of a rollar coaster and two men drowned The Iowa traffic deaths raised ihe 1955 toU to 216 compared with 214 through this same date last year Mitchell Reilly 17 Fonda was Icilled Saturday when his motor cycle collided with a gravel truck on Iowa 3 about 10 miles northwest of Storm Lake Died of Injuries Wayne Telford 35 Waterloo died at a Rochester hospi al Saturday of injuries suffered Friday when the truck in which he was riding went out of control and overturned on 18 about 8 miles east of Charles City Gweneth Shumate 28 Boone died at a Council Bluffs hospital Saturday of injuries suffered in a cartruck crash near Dunlap in Harrison County late Friday Larry Connor 14 Des Moines was fatally injured Saturday whec he fell from a roller coaster a1 Riverview Amusement Park at Des Moines Leo Hall 49 Council Bluffs drowned Missouri River near SoractfBlultS Saturdayas hetriet to swim the river to win a bet Police skid Halls body has no been recovered Farmer Drowned Everett Carroll 37 who farmec miles southeast of Blanchard died Sunday while swimming in i pond on his farm The coroner saic Carroll apparently suffered a heart attack Carroll had gone to the pond with his son Jimmie 11 anc a friend Dick Graham Blanchard A Cherokee couple Clarence Til ton 58 and his wife Lydia 55 were killed Saturday in a headon collision of two cars near Roches ter Minn Driver of the other car Duane Bale 22 Byron was also killed Authorities said Bales car was on wrong side of the road Hunt Wreckage of African Airliner NAIROBI Kenya parties Monday pushed up snowy Mt Kilimanjaro toward the wreck age of a missing airliner but chances of their reaching it ap peared slim The remains of the East African Airways DCS were scattered along a rocky inaccessible ridge feet up the famed mountain From the air there was no sign of life among the 16 passengers and 4 crew members The craft vanished last Wednes day on a regular flight from Dar Es Salaam to Nairobi Bear Trees Newcomer to North Woods GRAND MARAIS Minn Truman Engcrsal ntwcomtr to this North Woods country Monday nvritd foot injury in flicted by an boar that pursued him high into lofty flying torvict was on hit way to trout stream Sunday whtn upon animal and for hour sought in a pop lar ht estimated was from 40Mo M high Tho boast aftor hor cubs some dis tance away four times climbed Engersols tree First she grabbed Engersols right boot with her teeth leaving a foot cut that required six stitches On the second ascent the black bear got Engersols other boot On the third trip she got a smack across the nose when Engersol wielded a branch After her fourth climb ani mal simply gave Engersol a wary lookover then climbed down gathered her cubs together and ambled away Without taking time to retrieve his fishing tackle Engersol dashed a quarter mile hit car and drove to Grand Marais to have his foot treated Engersol who moved from Minneapolis only a week ago said he would return to woods for his fishing equipment But he emphasized he would carry a rifle R R OBrien iormer State Publisher Dies COUNCIL BLUFFS OB Robert R OBrien 66 former publishe and executive of the Council Bluff Nonpareil for 35 years died earlj Monday Death was due to cancer He had been ill since last Septem ber OBrien joined the Nonpareil in 1920 as business manager anc spent a long and active career in newspaper management in the Middle West r He was a past director presi dent and chairman of the boan of the Inland Daily Press Assn He was one of the founders a di rector and president o the Iowa Daily Press Assn OBrien was born in Denver and received a law degree from the University of Colorado Survivors include his widow Lin day three sons Robert H anc Jack both of Council Bluffs anc ick Idaho Falls Idaho a daugh er Kay a student at Gulfport a brother John Counci Bluffs and three sisters Funeral services are pending City Manager Election Loses Out at Clinton CLINTON Ufi A proposal to change to the city manager form of government here was defeated in a special election Saturday Clinton now has a mayor council form of government News in Brief ASK PROTECTION NEW DELHI former Korean War prisoners asked the United Nations Monday to intercede and protect them from political pressure to return us to North Korea or Red The former prisoners came here more than two years ago after electing to go to neutral nations rather than choose either belligerent side In a letter to Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold Monday they asked that they be sent to South Korea if no arrangements are possible to get them to Mexico Argentina or Brazil FOREST FIRES SPREAD HALIFAX N S of forest rangers and volun teers Monday fought a score of forest fires in Nova The fires in 25 swept through thousands of acres of timber land and brush from Cape Breton to the south shore and threatened to wipe out two large towns NOT TOO FORGETFUL ARRAS Previst 1W a Combat ants Cross Sunday It was for his part in FrancoPrussian War of 1870 MEMORIAL TO BONG POPLAR Wis WVAfter 10 years of community effort Poplar has opened a proper memorial to its most famous son and the na tions ace of aces Maj Richard Ira Bong Dedicated at a simple but impressive ceremony Sunday was a gymnasiumauditorium classroom addition to the towns twostory elementary school In one of its rooms are displayed more than 40 medals ribbons citations and by the Medal of by Bong during a military career in which he shot down at least 40 Japanese planes House in Approval of Bills Road Plan Vote Near By United Preit The House Monday passed and sent to President Eisenhower a money bill to run the Treasury and Post Office depart ments The amount was be ow President Eisenhowers budget request The Post Office Depart ment suffered the biggest cut That prompted Hep Earl Wilson to predict that a lot of eople will be screaming about service and will force Post naster General Arthur E Summer field to ask for more money later Farm Programs The bill appropriated or the Treasury for the Post Office Department and for the U S Tax Court Eisenhower signed another money measure which allots more for the farm programs Jian he proposed H Senate Democratic Leader Lyn don B Johnson Monday said a final vote may come by Wednesday on the multibillion dollar highway construction bill approved by the Senate Public Works Committee He forecast defeat of the admin strations highway program and Senate approval of the committee approved bill as the Senate pre pared to resume debate on the lat ter measure said the nineman Dem ocratic Policy Committee is in solid agreement that President Ei senhowers highway programis a bad The committeeapproved measure is a substitute for the ad ministrations plan Share It sticks to the traditional pat tern of federal aid for highway building and omits the administra tion plan to set up a new govern ment corporation with power to is sue 21 billion dollars worth of bonds in 10 years to help finance the governments share in the roadbuilding program A group of Republicans will of fer the administration al though the odds are against it One of the Democratic objections o the administration plan is that it would allotmore money to the socalled interstate road system and less to the state primary and farmtomarket roads Johnson said the Democrats also objected because the administra ion program would let the admin stration rather than Cotigress de cide whether the money should be spent Other News Juveniles Sen E s t e s Ke fauver chairman of the Senate Juvenile delinquency subcommit ee said the government may have o take a stronger hand in prevent ing sale of pornographic literature o juveniles The Tennessee Demo crat opens hearings Tuesday in New York in the traffic in porno graphy and its contribution to outhful waywardness Minimum Some 150 union delegates from 11 Southern States prepared to buttonhole their senators and congressmen about raising the minimum wage from 75 cents to an hour The admin strations plan calls for raising he minimum to 90 cents an hour The union delegates were briefed by AFL and CIO legislation experts on the legislation Sunday night Air Strength Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon B Johnson said DefenseSecretary Charles E Wil should put a stop this confusion over the relative air trength of the United States and Russia Johnson said its high time for somebody to get the generals and secretaries together on their itatements on the subject Surpluses Sen Lister Hill Ala charged that Agriculture Sec retary Ezra T Benson refuses to use gram surpluses to feed our Hill has sponsored a bill o mill surplus grains and distrib ute them along with other surplus oods to the needy PENNELL DIES AMES jrVA brief service was lanned here Monday afternoon or Miss Ellen Pennell asso ciate professor of technical nalism at Iowa State College who died Sunday ;