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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 24, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited or the Home CITY GLOBEGAZETTE PAPER THAT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH OWANS VOL LXtl EDITION Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 24 T9S6 Shirley Ordered Consists oi Two SectionsSection OM Sought to Reply Kickbacks Are Probed WASHINGTON WSen Ian DArk said Thursday wil ful irregularities in the handling of government contracts for mili tary uniforms have been shosvn in an inquiry by his investigations subcommittee The plot thickens every time we hear another he told reporters declaring the testimony spells out a story of wilful irregu larties that go beyond mere in competence or McClellan said Army Col Louis H Shirley will be asked to reply probably Friday to an unsworn statement that in allegec kickbacks on one contract had been described as a fund to make payoffs to Shirley The allega tion was made by John W Rob erts a Briton from whom this country is trying to collect some back income taxes Called Lie Shirley termed this absolutely untrue and a He and said he hopes to testify Friday Shirley 51 is stationed at Ft Lee as an assistant to the commanding general Reached at his home near there he said he never hnd heard of Roberts In previous testimony last June 23 Shirley swore he never took any bribes and that I know noth ing about any Sol Schlesinger head of the Ideal Uniform Cap Co of Free port N who allegedly got the testified the same day he never bribed Shirley Schlesinger invoked the Fifth Amendment against possible selfincrimination in declining to answer questions about other phases of his business with government people He also may testify Friday McClellan said McClellan said Col Shirley has much to explain about his rea sons for awarding two contracts tcr Schlesinger for the manufac turer of Air Force caps in 1950 and 1951 Shirley then was a Quartermaster Corps procure ment officer handling contracts for all of the armed forces Not Low Bidder Witnesses testified Wednesday that Shirley awarded the con tracts in the face of an inspectors findings that Ideal Uniform Cap Co had neither the staff nor equipment to produce more than caps in the allotted time was not the low bidder on the second contract and had made a poor record of previous work for the government Howard Bayly president of the J W Bayly Sons hat factory in Philadelphia claimed his own bid was low for of the caps but that he was denied the con tract Jack S Balaban a subcommit tee investigator testified that Schlesinger got the second con tract although he said tho govern ment had to pay a subcontractor an extra to help Schles inger catch up with production on the first one V six pullingand three 41 r island is hauled to the center of Kettle MoraineLake in PPTI tral Wisconsin Thursday and anchorer in LL IT cen center of Kettle Moraine W1 new location No one wants the piece of real pstarp Tho 7 rt cw one wants the piece of loatinK abollt the lake Want 3Year Extension of GI Home Loan Plan WASHINGTON A three year extension of the GI home oan program was proposed to the Senate Thursday as an amendment to the multibillion dollar omnibus housing bill Sen Lehman DNY said he planned to sponsor the extension along with Senators Hill DAla and Sparkman He made Farmer Fires on State Game Warden DES MOINES W Harrison County Attorney K C Acrea said Wednesday that a Blair farmer has been charged with fir ing a rifle at an fowa conserva tion officer doing survey work on the Missouri River Acrea who was in Des MoLnes for the Iowa State Bar Assn con vention said the charges were filed in Justice of the Peace Court at Missouri Valley against Wil iam H Miller about 55 Blair the surprise announcement the Senate prepared to take up the housing bill which would in crease Federal Housing Adminis tration loan insurance authority continue public housing develop ment and provide special low cost housing for elderly persons The GI loan program now is scheduled to expire for most vet erans on July 25 1957 but its ex tension has been urged by home builders and by and real veterans the loan guarantee and the direct loan programs operated by the Veterans Administration As of the end of 1955 tho VA estimated it had underwritten GI home loans with a total principal of about billion About one in every five loans had been paid off in full it said Except for the GI loan exten sion Sparkman said he expects Ihe measure to be passed by the Senate in about the same form approved by the Senate Banking Committee Sparkman floor manager for the bill said he hought one day of debate would be sufficient The principle fight is expected o be made over public housing The committee recommended au thorization for about new units of public housing each year President Eisenhower asked a program limited to units a year for two years Sen Capehart admin stration spokesman on housing CHICAGO Iowa ediisaid he would ask that Eisenhow ers program be substituted for estate groups organizations They have contended action must be taken this year to prevent a big slowdown in home build ing Lehman said his proposed amendment would apply to both Hall Tells Citizens to Take Lead in Safety Campaigns of Trip Would Accept Russian Bid WASHINGTON A Whit House spokesman said Thursdaj he wouldnt be surprised if the Joint Chiefs of Staff should pa a visit Soviet Union Acting Press Secretary Murraj Snyder said however no invita tion has yet been received Snyder commented on a report n a copyright story published in he New York Daily News that Russia has sent word it woulc welcome a visit by the entire Joint Chiefs of Staff for an inspec tion of the Soviet armed forces The Daily News story under the byline of Peter Wallenberg sale the information came from United Nations sources Similar Invite Presumably the Soviets would expect a similar invitation from the United States for their own military leaders Snydcr said al first when asked about the report There has been no Later however after making some checks with the government officials he said that since the Geneva conference there have been informal discussions aboul high officials of our governmenl visiting Snyder declined to say which officials are involved in the talks But asked if the Join Chiefs would accept an invitation visit the Soviet Union he re plied I wouldnt be Not Known Snyder said he did not know whether such a visit now is under consideration An inquiry at the Russian Em bassy brought a response that Marshal Sokolovsky Soviet army chief of staff has invited Gen Nathan F Twining Air Force chief of staff to send a ligh level delegation of two or three officers to the celebration of Aviation Day in Russia on June 24 This was reported by the office of Col Philip Bachinsky air ittache of the embassy PREMIER NASSER Plans Journey to Red China CAIRO Egypt Premier Gamal Abdel Nasser is going to visit Communist China A government spokes man an nounced the date of the visit would be fixed later Nassers acceptance of the invitation to Peiping follows lust weeks announcement that Egypt and Communist China will establish diplomatic rela tions Egypt is the first Arab state to recognize the Peiping regime Nasser also has a trip to Moscow in the offing An Egyptian military mission will visit Red China after rec ognition is proclaimed formal ly and the Cairo press has hinted that Egypt might make an arms deal with the Chinese Communists Red Chinas PremierForeign Minister Chou Eniai stopped briefly in Cairo in June 1954 enroute home from the Geneva conference He issued a written statement at that time support ing Egypts demands that Brit ish troops leave the Suez Canal zone The statement declared the Chinese people have con sistently been sympathetic to ward the struggle of the people of Egypt for Sobolev Aide Are Named Used Force on Seamen WASHINGTON Senate in vestigators urged the State De partment Thursday to throw out of this country Arkady Sobolev chief Soviet delegate to the United Nations and one of his top subordinates The Senate Internal Security Subcommittee made the request in accusing Sobolevs staff of us ing coercion force and duress in an effort to induce nine Rus sian sailors to return to their Communist homeland after ob taining asylum in this country Five of the sailors suddenly left New York by plane on April 7 under Soviet escort Dispatches From Russia quoted them as say ing they went home voluntarily Four associates who remain here said they were coerced The subcommittee rebuked the State Department and the Immi gration Service saying they failed to take effective action to protect the youthful sailors from being whisked out of the country No Efforts It said there were no realistic efforts to learn whether duress was used on the sailors and that unjustified made in response to pressures and truculence concessions were Soviet Secret testimony made public by the subcommittee as part ol its report disclosed government officials learned of the seamens impending return to Russia the night before but concluded there was no evidence then to warrant blocking their departure The five seamen were among line crewmen of the Soviet tank 3r Tuapse who were granted asy um in this country last October iftcr their ship bound for Red Ihina with a load of jet fuel was or Thursday urged citizen leaders o take a more aggressive role in safety campaigns the committee figure but advo cates of the lower figure con The Iowa Conservation mission is making a IAgU 4 tJ iUIl W Earl Hall editor of the they were not too hopeful ir T I Ttf lvyin4A 1 A inii uj i jit Irlci T iiujJCIUl Comison City GlobeGazette appcaredThev were beate last year on Rail Line Blocked by 20 Derailed Cars MUSCATINE Crews were at work five miles east of here Thursday clearing the main line of the Rock Island Railroad which was blocked by a freight it r a i n derailment Wednesday alion Com appeared ucaicn preliminary35 a member of a panel discussian identical move 4438 survey of lands along the Mising safctv Problems at a meeting Olher major features of the souri affected by changes in thehere of about lio delegatesW0llki j More thnn 20 cars of the west river channel to determine whatito a regional conference on traffic Libcrllizc credit terms for privhouncl train some of them loaded u in it ill to souri affected by changes in the1 river channel to det belongs to the state Acrea said that on May s Con servation Officer Gerald Jauron and Delbert Robinson a commis sion employe were making sur veys southwest of Missouri Val ley The county attorney said Jauron related in an affidavit that two shots were fired when their boat The subcontractor B a a b a n safety A strong state safety group is the first step toward effective or ganization of citizens support in local communities in he said Hall urged careful attention to sound and adequate financing saying more safety councils have floundered for lack of financing said was the MidCity Uniform Cap Co of Chicago owned by Harry Lev who now is under fed when they reached shore they met Miller carrying a high powered rifle Jauron claimed in his statement jate housing for elderly persons with FHA insurance up to 100 per cent of the loans permission for cosigners on notes and down payments as low as S200 Provide public housing rental units for the elderly over a fiveyear period in addition to thet regular units Raise the ceiling on FHA home with new automobiles and trac tors left the rails The cars tum bled helter skelter and tore up several hundred yards of track Boy Killed by Tractor MANLY A threeyearold Manly boy was killed Thursday morning when he was run over by a tractor Larry Lee son of Mr and Mrs Raymond Lee was killed instantly when his father backed over him The accident occurred on the Backhaus farm about four miles west of Manly mat provision this The body is at Brides FuneraljRovernment on April 25 expelled captured by Chinese Nationalists on Formosa In recent hearings the subcom nittee heard testimony from the our crewmen still here and from others indicating that the five who rcdefected to the Soviet Union were kidnaped by Soviet agents The subcommittee urged the ex pulsion of Sobolev and Konstantin Ekimov first secretary of the So viet U N delegation Under the agreement establish ing U N headquarters in New York City the United States re serves the right to tskc action against any official who engages in activities outside his official Invoking that provision this LELAND LOWARY Mason Cityan Named Driver of the Month Leland Lowary 43 a Mason City truck driver who has driven miles without an acci dent Thursday was named Driv er of the Month by the Iowa Motor Truck Assn Lowary has been operating truck and semitrailer equipment for West Truck Lines Mason City since 1940 He has been driving trucks since 1936 He averages miles a year de livering livestock to markets in Sioux City Dubuque St Paul Omaha and Sioux Falls Lowary also is credited with assisting at the scene of two seri ous accidents in the past two years In each case he removed an injured driver from a wrecked car and saw that he was taken to a hospital An advocate of driver training for beginning truck drivers Low ary feels that his own record is a result of combined with constant watchfulness on the highways He tries to figure out what the other driver is go ing to He is particularly concerned with coming to a full stop at all stop signs Mr and Mrs Lowary hava four children They live at 628 6th Council Bluffs Boy Rescued After Trip on a Log OMAHA UP Police rescued Da 1 e Arterburn 15 Council Bluffs Wednesday after he rode about 714 miles through tricky current on the Missouri River oa a log The boy was playing with com panions near the river Wednes day when they saw a log headed the bank Dale removed ntx 1 i uiiuiaiin Hiwin uxpcueci psnts and w tided into ths Home here No funeral the United States two ioweHwlter to push the log away from ments have been made ranking members of the SovietLhc hank but he slipped He There are four other children U N delegation whose activitieslgrabbed the log as it was carrier fn m il tf r J 4 in the family They are Mar lin 18 who is in the service Jerry 15 Carlton 8 and Sharon 7 than for any other improvement loans from to In response to a question and extend the repayment I estimated that a volunteer safety period from three to five years Authorize an additional three billion dollars in FHA home loan group in a typical Iowa rural county of population would eral indictment on chirks of rnn claimed in his statement county ot population v SactodefrauStht Miller said The next timelnced a budget of about S500 insurance to try to keep the mcnt comc out here I am going toi most important factor industry at a high kill you or go to he told his listeners If yoircvd anything to have a sincere belief that a local Provide an additional 100 mil Acrea said he filed chargesisafcty council is needed you dollars in capital grants toi against Miller at Blair and plansjget one started through your owncitics engaged in slum clearance ask fnr tVm Construction Work Injury Proves Fatal CHEROKEE Zupp 23 Washta died in a local hos pital Wednesday of injuries re ceived when he was struck in the head on a building construction project at Holstein SAME flMtck tltf menu In pan t to ask for extradition of the braska farmer Cost of Living Up Slightly in April WASHINGTON WVThe govern ment reported Thursday living The rise of twotenths of one per cent was enough to give about a million workers a onecentan hour wage boost The wage rise will go to auto ano other workers who have union contracts tied to the governments index j The Labor Department said the April rise in its living costs in dex was chiefly due to seasonably higher food costs for the average American family projects Authorize 450 million dollars of direct government loans for farm home construction in the next five years Guy Kibbee Veteran Actor Dies at 74 EAST ISLIP N Y CPGuy Kib n nc n I r bee 74 veteran stage and screen Unly OD COSBS star died here Thursday at t v iiiuiovioy a if a costs increased slightly in April home for sick and needy actors He had been bedridden with Par kinsons disease a severe form of palsy for more than a year CHURCH MEMBERSHIP NEW YORK w The official Roman Catholic directory for 1956 Thursday showed a total church Reported Last Week WASHINGTON Pub lic Health Service said Thursday 85 polio cases were reported in the nation last week sharply down from the same week a year ago The total compares with 245 for the same week in J955 and with the fiveyear average of 155 And1 on behalf of the five seamen were termed particularly objection able No Evidence The State Department official said we were told by various authorities that there was no di rect evidence of coercion or du ress which could be used for away by the current His friends ran along the bank yelling for help and Dale was finally pulled from the water by Policemen Tom Fonfara and Jo seph Aken They had borrowed a boat and went co where they thought the log would be The youth was taken to a hos the immigraMrs George who ar j pea red al their house on the night iof April 5 and left early the next morning with the seamen He recalled the landlords testi jmony that the seamens room was Jin wild that a bloody shirt and undershirt were found and that there were other evi dence of violence 3g until he rescued Two membership of Ihe with thi time MISSILE FILLING STATION ordnance team Wednesday pour liquid parts of a Nike missile at Canyon increase of over lf55 fuel into vital is it i last prepared for firing The attendants1wear proVective I suits durinp the operation Call for Bids on 65 Resurfacing AMES WThe State Highway Commission said Thursday it will open bids May 28 on a number of concrete paving pavement widening asphaltic concrete sur jfacing and bridge culvert proj ects on Iowa highways One of tho projects calls for asphaltic concrete resurfacing of miles on Highway 65 from Uii son City to the Worth County Widening work on this stretch just been completed About I The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy to cloudy and warmer Thursday night and Friday Low Thurs day night 5458 High Friday in lower 80s Iowa Fair to partly cloudy and warmer Thursday night and Friday Scattered showers and thunderstorms extreme west Friday Low Thursday night in 50s Minnesota Showers warmer GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Thursday Maximum Wednesday 70 Minimum Wednesday night U At 8 a m Thursday 57 YEAR AGO Maximum 39 Minimum ;