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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 23, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME VOL LX Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 23 1956 This Paper Consists oi Two One No Iff Ike acks Constructive Arguments r Denies of Italian Landings Another Story on Page 2 NAPLES Italy ffi Harry S Truman disclaimed Wednesday the comments attributed to him concerning the Anzio Salerno added hes em barrassed about the whole affair After looking over the bloody beachhead battlefields of Salerno and Anzio Tuesday the President was quoted as calling the invasions there totally un necessary and planned by some squirelheaded An Associated Press reporter He was quoted as adding I who quoted him said It was reidont know who it the general ported exactly as he said places that could have been The remarks were reported by Fred J Zusy veteran Associated Press correspondent Eugene Bailey secretary to the former President told Zusy Wednesday The former President makes a statement that he termed the Sa lerno and Anzio landings totally unnecessary and planned by some squirrelheaded That was not the former Presidents statement He never told you Zusy a journalist since 1937 and an AP foreign correspondent for quotedjseven years said My quotes were copied while the former President was talking to me and are precisely as re corded Both in my memory and in the notes written down word by word as he spoke the quotes are as Trumans remarks stirred up a storm of criticism in the United States and Britain since Allied i casualties at both battles were heavy Bailey told Zusy that Truman had talked earlier Tuesday with Michael Chinigo of International News Service and that those were Chinigos words to the mer It couid not be true that the ormer President told you ie must have said that was what hinigo told Bailey said Zusy said Truman made the statement flatly and without attri nition Both my memory and my notes recorded as he spoke attest o that Another correspondent vho came up and overhead part of the remark heard and also quoted the squirrelheaded PARIS UP leader Pierre MendesFrance has With Troops jsigned from Socialist Guy Mollets wobbly HONOR FOR THE STATE City High School cheerleaders whoop it up Wednesdayin front of a fire truck carrying members of the Mason City High School state champion baseball team Members of the squad plus coach Elmer Starr rode the truck from Central Park to the high school during a pep rally A GOP Wants Time to Answer Flop All About Bj THE ASSOCIATED PI ESS Republicans want equal time to reply to statements of Adlai Stevj enson and Sen Estes Kefauver inj their nationally televised joint appearance in Florida Monday night it hardly seems worth an GOP National Chair man Leonard Hall said Tuesday He described the appearance of the two Democratic presidential hopefuls as the biggest flop ofi the i Kefauver and Stevenson hurled many darts at the Eisenhower ad ministration but ignored their own rivalry in their radioTV discus sion in Miami Both are seeking the 28 Democratic National Con vention votes to be parceled out Vy vl t j The Weather Mason City Fair and slighlly cooler Wednesday night low 3842 Partly cloudy and a little warmer Thursday high 6872 Iowa Fair Wednesday night cool House Passes Farm Bill Goes to Ike WASHINGTON er south low 4555 Partlyjal action was completed Wednes cloucly and mild Thursday Minnesota Fair and cool GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Wednesday Maximum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday ngiht At 8 Wednesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 88 40 56 81 58 Damage in Jewel Blaze TFWVTT JEWELL photo by Alusser truck carrying the pep band led theprocession About 900 students ran behind the fire truck on the way to the school Cars followed with horns tooting and occupants screaming See story of championship game on sports Fleckenstein Is Named Tourneys Most Valuable DES M 0 I N E S Fleckenstein Mason City pitch er was named Wednesday as the most valuable player in the state high school spring base ball tournament which ended here Tuesday night FlcckensteJns relief pitching guided Mason City to the title in a 21 championship victory over Tee Jay of Council Bluffs The alltourney team includ ed Bruce Johnson Council Bluffs IB Bob Frieze Coun cil Bluffs 2B Jim Stillwell Mason City 3B Don Butler Mason City SS Marlin Wolf Mason City LF Dave Lewis Council Bluffs CF Jim Con nell Council Bluffs RF Jim Hahn Mason City and Paul K i r k egaarrt Graettinger C Gordon Fleckenstein Mason City Paul Vasey Collins Allan day on a farm bill designed to overcome objections which drew a veto for a broader measure April 16 The House quickly passed the compromise measure which the Senate approved Tuesday It was written by a conference commit tee after the two branches had passed separate bills Passage came on a 30459 roll en 11 vote The new bill expected to be ap proved by President Eisenhower was described by Rep Poage D its ioor manager as not the second best farm bill we have had before us this year but probably the third or fourth GUY MOLLET Claim Mendes Quits Mollets Government ii i L IM I I W 11IV i I in the Florida primary election ted at about was causedjseems to have a chance to be H upcfln v 1 Tuesday late Tuesday by fire which ibest but the only one which Bachman Van Home and Nor man Milledge Tracy P Ken The two took up the campaign hrough a tavern and two busi Poage accused the Eisenhower cudgels again Tuesday I places here administration of a lack of unl Stevenson told a Florida auclisarti the restroom demanding of the farm ence desegregation is the law of lavcni gaves place the blaM em of tl the land and urged patience and good will in solving the problem The Florida primary is the only Southern test facing the two both of whom support the Su preme Courts integration rulings A top Kefauver aide J How ard McGrath told a Miami audi ence that if the Tennesseean winsijevvcu Firemen from the Florida and California Story City Stanhope Ells1 burned through an unoccupied second story which formerly housed an apartment and spread through second floors over the Jack Spratt Grocery and Becker Home Furnishings Store The fire virtually wiped out one hour one discussion of Stripling LuVerne Utility Dredge Overturns in Lake Michigan Eight Men Drown MILWAUKEE W A construc tion dredge under tow in gale laced Lake Michigan early Wed of the oldest business blocks mifarmers for taking surplus land ncsday clipped under high waves Asked for comment Chinigo said Wednesday 1 never told the former President that the Sa erno landings were totally un necessary or had been planned jy some squirrelheaded general did talk to him about the land ng itself I made the landing with the Lt Gen Sir Oliver who commanded Britains 8th army in the Italian campaign had this reply to the initial Truman re port The man is talking absolute he sputtered To lam on the most obvious beaches would have been suicidal Has not exPresident Truman heart of the surprise value of warfare We chose to land on beaches which would give us that element Field Marshal Lord Alexander was in charge of the operations To call him squirrelheaded is rubbish The operation was a jvery fine planned and well carried Carried Out Orders In Charleston retired ten Mark Clark disclaimed any direct responsibility As com mander of the 5th Army whose American and British troops landed at both these places I received and carried out orders from higher said Clark now president of the Cita del South Carolina military col lege Two other prominent men in volved in the matter held their silence They were President Eis enhower Allied supreme com mander in the Mediterranean when Salerno was invaded and Sir Winston Churchill then Brit ains prime minister and the chief advocate of the Anzio land ing Asked for a comment on the reference to a squirrelheaded general an Eisenhower spokes m a n in Washington pointed to squirrels on the White House lawn and said I refer you to the the compromise measure The new bill junked almost all of the provisions which the Presi dent objected to in last months measure and gave him the major item he a 000 soil bank program to pay production maries and then fails to get the Democratic nomination a great revolt of party members may follow worth and Blairsburg helped fight the Hames which were brought under control about 7 after i a fourhour battle Elements of Scandals Still Exist in FHA Byrd Says WASHINGTON Byrd DVa said Wednesday he has told President Eisenhower the elements which breed housing scandals still persist in the Federal Housing Administra tion He made public a letter to Eisenhower saying reports by the General Accounting Office show irregularities and ineffi ciencies in FHA offices in New York City Kansas City and Cleveland and in 22 slum clear ance projects in 15 cities Byrd did not indicate there was evi dence of graft Byrd also made public letters he has sent to housing boss Al bert M Cole asking for con firmation or denial of the GAO reports and a report on what Cole is doing about them Cole is administrator of the Housing and Home Finance Agency parent of the FHA Byrd acted as chairman of the SenateHouse Committee on Reduction of Nonessential Expenditures He also made public routine replies from the White House and Cole ac knowledging his letters and promising fuller replies later There was no other comment from them Missing Damman Boy Believed Seen in Kansas and plunged to the bottom tak ing the lives of 8 of the 18 men aboard Three of the bodies were recov ered immediately Five others were picked up a few hours later hy Coast Guard boats The survivors were taken WICHITA Kan ashore aboard a tug James E authorities expressed hope Fucik which had been towing the Wednesday that newspaper stories heavy dredge in high svinds and might bring in more information heavy seas They were hospital on two reports that a 3yearold Iowa boy kidnaped last October i had been seen in this state within the past week Detective Lt Joe Kleppcr said one report is that a boy resem bling 3yearold Steven Dam man it was re Premier minority reported overnment here Informed sources said Mendes handed his resignation to VIollet at a cabinet meeting early Wednesday It was not immediately certain vhether four other Radical cabi net ministers and six Mendes upporters holding secondary gov ernment posts would join the walkout The Radical leader submitted his resignation as an individual because he wanted to dramatize his personal differences with Mol let without creating vacancies that would be filled only from the right the sources said MendcsFrancc was a minister portfolio having no spe cific duties so Mollet is under no immediate pressure to replace im Most morning newspapers here had predicted he was about to quit The Radical leader has been at odds with the premier ever since the government was formed early this year when Mollet re fused to give MendesFrance the job he wanted AtomMissile Unit Unveiled in Desert WHITE SANDS PROVING GROUND Army says it has a vastly improved weapon still under security wraps for usa against enemy planes in event of attack At the same time the Army disclosed is a unit at this Southern New Mexico rocket center trained to wed atomic warheads to existing surfacetosurface rockets Maj Gen Robert J Wood commanding general of Ft Bliss at nearby El Paso Where rocket crews are trained told newsmen that develop ment is continuing on the Nike tremendou sly im proved version of the slender surfacetoair rocket now fig uring in a controversy over the nations guided missile pro gram The general said the Nike B has a range much greater and an altitude greater than any aircraft and an amazing lethal radius to the He told briefly about the new weapon which newsmen were not permitted to see after praising the Nike which scored a direct hit on a tiny speeding drone Thursday He said the Nike is the only operational weapon in units which are now Maj Gen John S Upham I woCar Crash Claims 2nd Life CEDAR RAPIDS death deputy Army chief of staff for military in Washington Tuesday that the Nike ts the most effective sur facetoair weapon available to Disclosureof atomic military organization came as the Army demonstrated its operational gurdad missiles before ITS news men here Tuesdsy R M Bungum Named Acting President FOREST CITY Robert M Bungum lias been named acting president of Waldorf College it was announced Tuesday Bungum the college registrar will take over from President Sid ney A Rand July 1 Rand will be come executive director of the de partment of Christian education ol t h e Evangelical Lutheran Church FARMER BURNED LAWLER Rosauer 4i Lawler farmer was burned Tuesday when his tractor explocl toll in a twocar collision neariccl wnilc lla was planting corn on here rose to two Wednesday when Ross Clark 53 Mount Vernon died in a Cedar Rapids hospital of injuries suffered in the crash Killed outright in the Tuesday night collision was Vera Smith 17 Olin A car driven by the girls broth erinlaw Dale Wells 30 Cedar Rapids collided with a car driven by Clark Wells also was injured but his condition Wednesday was fairly his farm SAME kidnaped at East Meadow N Y last October was seen in a car with three Negroes here Saturday The boys father was in the Army Masonic Temple at Emmetsburg Burns EMMETSBURG W Fire burned out the Masonic Temple in downtown Emmetsburg Tues day night causing damage to the Masonic quarters and roof which and stationed in the New Yorkjwas estimated unofficially at City area at the time of the duct ion The Masonic rooms are located Kleppcr said Wichita news papers arc giving the story promi on the second floor over stores and offices Extensive smoke nence in hope that if it was the and water damage was done lo missing boy something will deiBeebes Clothing Store but there Iwas no estimate of the Joss H AP Wirrphotn TRUMAN AT President Harry Truman Wednesday rests his foot on a rail on the waterfront at Salerno Italy as he looks over the landing spot of Allied troops in World War II His opinion on the operation has envoked a storm of debate over the world Talks on Service Rivalries Puts Matter in Focus WASHINGTON UPi President Eisennower saidWednesday he ivould be frightened indeed if in thess times there were not good strong arguments among Ameri cas armed services The President told a news con ference however that all differ ences should be studied in a spirit of honest search for the truth and not with any purpose in mind of just seeing whether an inter service fight can be promoted A great many of the questions put to Eisenhower dealt with the rivalry among the services which came to light last weekend Secretary of Defense Wilson Tuesday pictured the President as a bit unhappy about the dis putes Proper Perspective At the outset of his news con ference Eisenhower was asked for his view of the situation He noted that he is commander in chief as well as President and said no important matter dealing with the armed services comes up that does not concern him Alluding to the interservice dif ferences over the role to be played by the various branches Eisetlhower said it is necessary to get the matter in proper perspec tive In these days of new weapons Eisenhower said there is constant change and fluidity and military loctrines that were sacrosanct in he past now are being deserted It was then he said that if there vere not good strong arguments among the armed services he vould be frightened indeed Later on Eisenhower said with reat emphasis that the strength of America is not found alone in Dombs or in guided missiles It is nstead he added a combination of many things such as balancing he budget It is one integrated problem ie declared and not a matter of ittle bits and pieces scattered all over the world Warm Welcome In response to other questions Eisenhower said that Russias an nounced plans to cut its military forces by men will be very warmly welcomed by the West if actually carried out He added however that the Russian announcement needs careful study and careful watch ng to find out what it may amount to Eisenhower indicated he feels the announced cut is not too sig nificant in terms of reducing So iet military power He said the Soviet Union still would have 115 ground divisions great air power and naval strength The President also dealt with these other matters about the pros pect for a tax reduction in the light of new estimates that there will be a budget surplus of for the fiscal year ending June 30 Eisenhower said there hould be no such cut until a start has been made toward reducing the big national debt There is such a thing as fiscal integrity he added EGYPT Eisenhower said1 the United States thinks Egypt made ia mistake in recognizing Red China He hastened to add how iijver that one such act by a na tion does not and should not end friendship He said also that such action should not destroy our ef forts to work with Egypt FOREIGN POLICY A news man asked Eisenhower for his ap Iprisal of what the reporter termed of the Western World relation to the Communist jbloc in the foreign policy field The President replied that such slippage is more likely to occur on the free world side than it is ia the case of totalitarian govern ments But he added he believes too much pessimism is being ex pressed regarding the state of the world today Eisenhower said he didnt mean everything is perfect he was too realistic for that that some progress is being made even though the way is slow and tortuous ;