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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 25, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Ntwspoper UMtdfcf MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGMIORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI Piww United Preu Full Ceau Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 25 W5 This Paper oC Four SecttouiSecUoii Atomic Electricity Planned for State 5 Perish in Wind Lightning Storms Rock Two Areas By tbo United Pmi An advancing storm front Tues day night shook the Midwest and with deathdealing winds and lightning and moved on to whip the East Sudden storms killed at least five persons A man and two boys died at Augusta when 80mileper hour winds caved in the concrete block wall of a baseball park In Clinton City a lightning bolt killed a father and son Tornado funnels danced across the Midwest menacing Chicago and touched down at Marietta blowing away a garage and barn Detroit and Chicago were whipped by violent thunderstorms which spewed torrents of rain sparked fires and tied up trans portation Fivt Killed In the windstorms laced with twisters raced across Ala bama and Georgia striking hard est at Augusta as a minor league baseball game was in progress at Jennings Stadium Wee Bennett about 25 David Thomas about 12 and Sam Madi son about 13 apparently had tried to take shelter beside a 100foot section of the 10foot high stadium wall which had been condemned The wind blew in the wall and the three persons all Negroes were killed Death struck with equal sudden ness in Michigan where a Clinton City father and his two sons took refuge under a tree A lightning bolt forked down killing the father and one son and knocking over the other boy The temperature in Chicago skidded 20 degrees in 60 minutes as the city was doused by inches of rain New York Swelttrs Underpasses and basements were flooded more than 50 cars were stalled on Lake Shore Drive and lightning touched off a fire on the Northwest Side The Chicago River which flood ed Loop buildings last fall rose feet and sanitary district en gineers cut off its flow from Lake Michigan The storms were touched off when a slowmoving cold front came up against a muggy heat wave which blanketed theeastern third of the nation New York City sweltered through Its second day of more than 90 per cent humidity Some relief was promised as showers and locally heavy thunderstorms spread across the nations eastern third Wednes day SAME DATE 1954214 Panel to Clear Polio Vaccine WASHINGTON government Wednesday set up L polio vaccine clearance panel which Surgeon General Leonard A Scheele said constitutes the first step toward resuming the nationwide vaccination program Scheele so described the action in reply to a reporters question He did not indicate any date when the vaccinations would resume but said AP WIrephoto SEARCH FOR National Guardsmen line up outside Kalamazoo Tuesday to search for Jeannie Singleton 8 a cripple believedto have been slain A 17 yearold busboy was being questioned in the case The girl vanished from school Mon day and police said hopes of finding her alive were Replace Carney on JCS WASHINGTON r e s 1 dent Eisenhower Wednesday nominated Rear Adm Arieigh A Burke to be chief of naval operations suc ceeding Adm Robert Carney Carney was the center of a recent controversy over the likelihood of a Communist attack in the For mosa area The President also nominated 1 Adm Arthur W Radford for a new twoyear term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 2 Gen Nathan F Twining for a new twoyear term as Air Force Chief of Staff Earlier this month Eisenhower nominated Gen Maxwell D Tay lor to succeed Gen Matthew Ridg way as Army Chief of Staff Ridgway who has been critical of administration pi a n s to cut Army manpower is to be replaced by Taylor July 1 Burkes nomination to succeed Carney will be effective Aug 16 when Carneys twoyear term ex pires The controversy over Carney centered on the question whether he did or did not tell a group of newsmen a Red attack in the Formosa Strait was likely by mid April Carney discussed the subject at an offtherecord dinner and some of the participants later reported the midApril date as a time when the administration the Reds to hit Carney subsequently was identified as the speaker Sioux City Employe Is Victim of Polio SIOUX CITY UP Vern An derson 49 Sioux City a construc tion company employe died early Wednesday of polio News In Brief FREE SERUM PLAN WASHINGTON of Welfare Hobby said Wednesday t proposed 28 million dollar federal fund would provide free polio vaccine for about children She estimated this number represents 22 per cent of the nations children ELECTION EVE QUIET vLONDON Wednesday spent the eve of the national elections trying to pick the a horse race The buffledguns battle between Prime Minister Edens Conservatives and former Prime Minister Attlees Laborites drew peacefully toward its culmi nation at the polls Thursday The voters will elect a new House of Commons The party winning the most seats will name Britains new government headed by Eden or Attlee as the voting goes FLUID SCHMUID MIAMI Marshal Guy Hixon keeps a five gallon jug of moonshine whisky in his office He said the moonshine seized in a raid h the best cleaning fluid we have ever had around this WONT PRODUCE FILES NEW YORK bigtime dealer in photographs has balked at a request to produce his business records for a Senate subcommittee investigating the effect of pornography on juvenile crime Irving Klaw known as king of the told the subcommittee headed by Sen Estes Kefauver DTenn Tuesday that such records might tend to Incriminate or degrade him Danger Not Over Dulles Warns Group WASHINGTON W Secretary of State Dulles cautioned Con gress Wednesday against interp reting what he called a striking reversal of Soviet policy as in dicating that the danger is He said if this country took such a view the strength of thf free world would quickly dis Dulles told the House Foreign Affairs Committee there is hope that the Communists will adopt more tolerable policies but added We can hope that a new day is coming but too often men have been lured to their doom by mistaking a false dawn for the real dawn We must not make that mis President Eisenhower recently expressed qualified hope that cur rent Soviet policies would lead to the dawn of a new day Testifying in support of the ad ministrations 3Vz billion dollar foreign aid program for the year beginning July 1 Dulles told the committee that the Soviets now seem ready for top level talks with the West Canada Denmark Report No Cases Linked to Vaccine By The Associated Press Canada and Denmark Wednesday reported they have vaccinated about children against polio with Salktype vaccine Of ficials said not a single case of the disease attributable to the serum has turned up Canada has inoculated about children so far One post inoculation case of polio has been reported but it was found to have been infected with the virus before getting its first a Federal Health Department spokesman in Ottawasaid In Denmark children have been inoculated Authorities in Copenhagen said no polio has been reported in the country since the program began five weeks ago Canada and Denmark are the only countries outside United States carrying on programs of mass inoculations Youth Drowns in Mississippi River LANSING UP Allamakee County Coroner R W Pateman said Tuesday night Kenneth Fer ring 21 of near here drowned but the cause of his death was not known Ferrings body was recovered from the Mississippi River near the ttwa Wisconsin bridge late Tuesday by Lansing firemen His parents Mr and Mrs Jo seph Ferring said they notified firemen after their sons car was found parked near the bridge Mon day He had been missing since Sunday night Say Russ in Air Progress WASHINGTON civilian chiefs at the Pentagon say the United States still holds air superi oitty Tover Seni Jack son DWash contends the Soviets are making alarming The newest chapter of what has evolved into a great debate over the status of Russian and American air strength unfolded Tuesday when Secretary of Defense Wilson told a news conference It is our aim to maintain a military capability superior to that of any potential enemy We can and are doing Asst Secretary of the Air Force Roger Lewis at the same session with newsmen said We have su periority in terms of planes that can do the job we have qualitative as well as quantitative superiority in such aircraft Lewis said the Russians have displayed more bombers than we thought possible a year ago but said they were not large or Closed Session Sen Jackson chairman of a Sen ateHouse Atomic Energy subcom mittee on military applications presided at a closed session with Secretary of the Air Force Harold Talbott and Gen Nathan F Twin ing Air Force chief of staff Emerging Jackson said be be lieves this country leads Russia now in air power but we have WASHINGTON Senate 3ost Office and Civil Service Com mittee Wednesday approved a new postal pay bill carrying average raises of about 8 per cent for the postal workers Members said they believed it vould be acceptable to President Eisenhower who vetoed a bill pro iding an average per cent pay oost The Senate upheld the veto Tuesday Chairman Olin D Johnston D C said the bill which he spon sored was approved unanimously ut only after the committee had voted down a measure proposed by Sen Carlson admin stration spokesman on the pay issue The Carlson proposal was re jected on a straight party line vote Johnston reported Minimum The new measure would cost an estimated million a year or million less than the bill vetoed by the President It would give ach postal worker at least a 6 consistently un d e r e s timated the ability of the Soviet Union to produce all types of arma ment including h e atomic bomb the hy drogen bomb and the inter continen tal JACKSON and that unless we make a grea effort for allout production of jets of all kinds both quantitatively and qualitatively our country can be in grave Jackson told newsmen th United States could fall behind in the air power race unless it start crash rush programs in som To surpass Russia he said will take much greater produc tion schedules than now providec Both Expandable At the Pentagon there also wa talk about the ability but not nee essarily the present intention t step up aircraft production if nee essary Wilson said in a formal state ment on U S S R air powe that our programs are flexibli enough so that we can step up our production on specific items at any time it is determined necessary U meet any threat to our In answer to a question abou mass production of a new B52 long range heavy jet bomber made b Boeing Airplane Lewis said both the Seattle and Wichita plants of the company are Smaller Wage Raise Likely for Postmen Identical Bills Are Introduced We have now completed our iscussions of manufacture and esting We are now prepared to move ahead in the hope that we an clear them batches of vac ine at the earliest possible Almost simultaneously the Pub ic Health Service it had stablished revised standards or the manufacture and testing of he Salk vaccine A spokesman aid that details of the revisions are not being announced at this All Lots The Public Health Service said per cent pay raise the floor which the administration has been willing to accept The vetoed bill had a per cent minimum Committee aides said the new bill also contains most of the job reclassification authority asked by the President However they said it does not raise some upper brack et salaries as much as Eisenhow er wanted Ignoring the advice of Sen Neelj DW Va they were following Eis enhower into a political grave senators Tuesday upheld the Presidents veto of a bill which would have given postal workers a pay increase averaging per cent and fringe benefits bringing the total to per cent The President called this too high 8 Votes Short The 5439 Senate votes short of the twothirds margin needed to override a the President a major political vie tory in the first congressional chal lenge of his veto power Voting to override were 46 Democrats and I Republicans voting to sustain were 37 Republicans and 2 Demo crats Leading an unsuccessful fight to override the veto Sen Olin D Johnston DSC called Eisenhower that poor misguided and con fused man in the White He urged the Senate to resist com plete domination by the Republi can administration Sens B B Hickenlooper and Tom Martin Iowa Republicans voted with the majority Tuesday to uphold President Eisenhowers veto of the per cent postal pay in crease bill he panel will recommend action on all lots of vaccine already pro duced but not yet released and aU ots of the vaccine which will be produced in the However its function will be on y advisory to the director of the National Institutes of Health who vill be responsible for recommend ng final action to the surgeon gen There was no immediate indica ion as to how much if any fur ther delay in the inoculation pro ram might result from the dect sion to create the permanent panel A spokesman for the Publi Health Service said the group can be expected to move prettj fast on a given On Panel The panel will consist of Drl Jonas E Salk University of Pittsburgh who developed th polio vaccine Dr Thomas Francis Jr of thi University of Michigan who head ed the group of scientists whicl made the evaluation study of las summers nationwide field trials heading to general release of the vaccine in April Dr David Bodian Johns Hopkins University Dr Richard Shope Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research Dr Joseph Smadel Walter Reed Army Medical Center Washing ton Shenandoah Man Trapped Killed in Cavein of Salt SHENANDOAH tons o commercial salt caved in Wcdnes day morning and trapped and killed Clifford Clemons at tin Economy Products Co here Clemons an employe of the com pany which manufactures minera feed was working in the salt room with three other employes The 15 to 18foot pile of salt suddenly caved in Clemons slipped and fell as h tried to run on the sliding salt H was buried up to his head Three workers dug him out with in 15 minutes but he was dead tentative coroners report showe Clemons died of suffocation His wife survives Canoe Flotilla on WaytoEastAmana EAST AMANA UP The Iowa Falls canoe flotilla left here Wed nesday after catching up with it scheduled itinerary down the Iowa River to Iowa City The 200mile trip is to publicizi the Iowa Fails Centennial June 1618 The voyagers Tuesday made up for lost time during a rainy MOD day despite two log jams sand bars and having to portage arounc a dam south of Marengo The group is scheduled to reach Mac bride State Park near Solon Wed nesday night AP Wirephoto LIVE elec tion stunts arent confined to the Heres how British candi date W L Aket a Liberal cam paigned for a seat in Parliament He used a donkey and a micro phone while talking in the streets of Glacton Russia Sends Tito Greetings LONDON Kremlin sen birthday Wednesday President Tito of Yugoslavia fo the first time in seven years Tbi came as the Western world nerv ously watched Russias steppedu wooing of her once vilified Com munist outcast Tito celebrated his j3rd birth day only 24 hours before Thurs days arrival of top Soviet brass in Belgrade for talks aimed at nor realization of relations broken off in 1948 Tito was kicked out of th Red family of nations then as traitor and renegade to work Communism Belgrade Radio said Russia President Marshal Klementi Voro shilov messaged Tito Accept sin cere congratulations for you birthday and best wishes fo health and fruitful work for th of the people of Yugo slav i a and for the benefit o Tito replied I most sincerely thank you fo your congratulations on the occa sion of my I take thi opportunity to express to you m best wishes for your own welfar and for the progress of the people of the Soviet TUMMYS EMPTY CHARLESTON S C W Some one pried open the tummy of payasyouride hobby horse in local store and stole in dime AP WIrephoto NEW PTA Rollin Brown Los Angeles is the new president of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers elected at the annual meeting held in Chicago She defeated Harry Reynolds Winona man put up for office in the 59 years of the organization 8 Firms Sponsor Research Million Is Needed DES MOINES WIowa electric ompanies Wednesday announced lans to carry on joint research nd development work in atomic electric power for the state A group of executives of the owa utilities Tuesday met here md formed the Atomic Power As ociates of Iowa The group will ingage in research and develop ment work looking toward the eventual construction of atomic wwered generating plants in Iowa Two officials of the Detroit Edi son Co told the Tuesday meeting hat construction of such a plant would take four to five years and vould cost an estimated 45 mil ion dollars Fastest Type Arthur Griswold assistant to the resident of Detroit Edison and A Fisher attorney presented plans of the Reactor Development Zo which contemplates the erection of a kilowatt ex perimental atomic plant The pro posed plant would be of the fast neutron breeder reactor type Because of the high cost of plan ning and building such experimen tal projects the Iowa executives decided to undertake such a pro gram jointly It is probable the Iowa group will become a participant in one of the several atomic development groups which have been formed throughout the country Iowa companies participating ia the new study group include Iowa Public Service Jowa Power and Light Iowa Electric Light Power Interstate Power IowaIllinois Gas and Elec tric Iowa Southern Utilities Sac County Electric and Peoples Gas and Electric An executive of each firm will make up the executive committee of Atomic Power Associates of Iowa About three years ago most of these companies joined in a state wide program for power distribu tion and announced the start of construction of the Iowa grid sys tem Comment by Strickland Charles E Strickland general manager Peoples Gas and Elec tric here had this comment on the announcement I am pleased that Peoples Gas and Electric is participating in the movement to keep Iowa electrical industry fully abreast of the de velopments in the field of atomic energy By doing so the company will be right on top and ready for ac tion once the program has been developed to the point where atomic energy will be feasible and workable in this However Strickland commented Atomic Power Associates of Iowa is purely a research group at the present time and its purpose is to engage in research and develop ment looking toward the eventual possible construction of plants DEATH BENEFITS NEW YORK Institute of Life Insurance said Tuesday Iowa families received in life insurance death benefit pay ments during the first three months of 1955 About The Weather Mason City Showers Iowa Warmer Minnesota WARMER Continued cool Globe Gazette weather data up to m Wed nesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 70 45 60 41 ;