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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 26, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper BEOAZETTE T M I N I W I f A VOL LXIV Pr Gaull MU UM wins e 7e copy TM A T M A K IS A L L N 0 M I O W A MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY M If SI MSN I I CHI 0 R S HOME EDITION CoiubU rf Two SectionsSection rs to Confer on Crisis One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary Sy W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE IGLO aSOil WOI yu WTAD QtUncr 845 PM WSUL U city On the Lighter Side Again lyjAYBE Ive been taking my f self top seriously in these onceaweek Visits More often than not Ive dealt with some problem of world dimensions that doesnt Mend itself to easy solu tion For example since my visit there last year Ive done no few er than 20 commentaries on Com munist Russia So on thjs occasion Im riot go ing to concern myself with any thing earthshaking My subject matter is going to be drawn from close at hand and Ill be claiming no special competence for coming up with the right you disagree with some of my con clusionsIll be first to grant the probability that youre right and Im wrong First I think Ill touch on a little running argument now un der way between me and some of my good newspaper and news service friends about easing up standards with respect to grammar and word usage The difference between us is substantially the same that pre vails Bergen Evans and John Mason Brown on that stimulating TV feature called The Last Word My friends are cast m the role of Dr Evans Im John Mason Brown THE CONTROVERSY started just 10 years ago when the Asso ciated Press employed Rudolph Flesch to simplify its literary style Flesch you may remem ber has been the most persistent asker of that challenging ques tion Why cant Johnny read My answer to that one incident ally has been and is that Johnny can read better than his parents or grandparents could at the same age It was the Flesch premise that the newspaper in its writing style should be pitched to the average reader with an IQ that never got out of the grade school Simple words and short sentences were at the center of his recommenda tions Any sentence beyond 17 words or so would likely prove to be a hopeless maze according to his formula I never accepted that concept of the newspapers literary role In the first place I look a bit askance at the assumption that the ordinary reader never got out of the fourth grade in school And even if I accepted that low esti mate of him I would assume Eisenhower Monday some little responsibility on the part of the newspaper to try at get least to grade a quarter of a century Ive conassumes the top T tended that a writer employin Command Russell is statement mine but that of many others at least as well qualified as I am to have a viewpoint After all Gould wrote in doing our best to report the new accurately and fairly we are also trying to do it in language that is readable clear and therefore TRAPPED THREE HOURS Rescue workers try to extricate Kenneth Glenn 39 Fair Place S C truck driver ar trapped for three hours tinder his truck which flipped over in a creek The AP Photofax engine was pushed backpinning Glenn to the cab Glenn wasnt injured seriously but he came downwith a severe case of pneumonia frombeing in the cold water so long New Emphasis on the Road Salesman to Fill Money Gap for Businesses By KEN McKENNA New York Herald News Service NEW territories open for the right man an ad vertisement read in an apparel trade newspaper The ad crowded among sev eral columns of similar items in the Salesmap Wanted sec tion was indictative of a new and rising emphasis on the road salesman as the individual to fill in the money gap resulting from the business downturn The pressure is on the sales man Irving Sanders a con sultant to the National Associa tion of Womensand Childrens Apparel conmment ted Manufacturerssent men out early this season arid are trying to keep them on the road as long as possible This is true in every type of apparel from sweaters to Ber muda shorts and for every type of manufacturer from the low end to the high And many houses of national reputation that have never used salesmen are scouring the market for them manufacturers are finding they cant confine sell ing to the showrooms one man noted A factor in this new popular ity of the traveling salesman is a shifting in resources among many department stores and variety that has left rsbmemanufacturers out in the cold Suddenly housesthat nev er neededroad representatives are scouting for men to go after the thousands of small specialty shops around the nation to make up the lost volume But the search for sales in the btisinerss is by no means fu tile As one salesman put it The business is there some where but you got to look for it and you got to fight for it Representatives out on the road report their volume as not so bad on a par with last year and some say they are running ahead according to many manufacturers Name New Pacific Fleet Commander WASHINGTON Adm Harry D Felt President designated to become naval commander in chief in the him into the fifth Pacific upon the retirement Aug 1 of Adm Felix B Stump JN MY CORRESPONDENTS Felt is vice chief of naval with Alan Gould news chi the entire AP organization ana an esteemed friend of mine for to take over post when Felt tnia Naval now deputy luuueu mat a wuici employing 0 vicpuvy the highest standards of English commander in chief and chief of could turn out as understandable the US Atlantic Fleet Eisenhower in sending the nominations to the Senate also While Mr Gould the AP exasked approval for Stump to be ecutive editor didnt write me placed on the retired list with with the idea that he would be the rank of fourstar admiral quoted I am very sure he would not object to it Its an excellent statement of a viewpoint not lOWOn I HTOWn Horse Killed INDEPENDENCE tfl Jockey when thrown from J the start of the last f S InfdePendence Fair roundsHe uffered skull frac vive more informative to the average frounds He a sku11 frac reader Gould underlined fture when head struck a AVERAGE truck arked alongside the track Part of that effort as alHis wife and four children sur ways Gould commented rolves keeping up with language changes and usages that become commonly acceptable HERE HE PAUSED to tioh a current controversy overjllie Iowa the preferred plural of elected at the weekend Elks Convention here included Roger CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Cain Iowa Falls vice president HEADS ELKS SIOUX CITY OftJames Tail s Jhe new president of Assn Other offi The Weather Mason City Thundershow e r s through Monday night low in 50s Tuesday generally fair cooler high in 70s Iowa Scattered showers Monday night cooler northwest low in 50s Tuesday generally fair and cooler FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average near normal Tues day through Saturday with fre quent but minor daytoday changes Normal highs mid to upper 70s Normal lows lower 60s to mid 50s Rainfall is ex pected to average onefourth to onehalf inch in scattered show ers early in period and again Wednesday or Thursday Showers continued warm GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Monday Maximum 79 Minimum 53 At 8 am gj GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Sunday Maximum 79 Minimum 42 der the new test is 17 correct in the Iowa River Sunday night SAME 33 Flunk Iowa Drivers Exam ui 1VtfJL S DESMOINES MhSince Iowas Buffalo Mo Victims 3 Others Injuredin Hospital Mason City Man Cut E 1 d o n Leroy Coomer 23 lharles City died Monday of m juries received Sunday night in a threecar accident at the junction of Highways 218 and 18 three miles west of Charles City Three others are m the Cedar Valley Hospital here with unde termined injuries EDWARD HERMANN 16 and Jarl W Hermann 27 both of lharles City were riding m the car driven by Coomer and ownec by their mother Emma Her mann Charles City collided with one driven by Joseph N Reiff 51 16 llth St S W Mason City Eeiff is the most seriously in jured of the three He suffered severe lacerations of the face and head Highway patrolman Richard Jensen said Coomer lost contro of the car on a curve and it col Lided with one driven by Reiff The impact forced the Reiff car back into a car carrying Mr and Mrs Barnard Wagner Osage and their two children They al received minor injuries COOMER WAS HOME on leave awaiting reassignment by the T f f Funeral services for Coomer will be Wednesday at p m a the GrossmanH age Funera Home The Rev Werner A Bis choff of St Johns Lutheran Church will officiate Burial be in Riverside Cemetery with the American Legion and VFW conducting military rites at th graveside Coomer was bom in Iowa City April 16 1935 He attended Char les City schools and enlisted in the Army Engineers last Dec 3 Before enlisting he had been em ployed by the George P Smith Co here Surviving are his mother Le nora Marie Schroeder Caryer sister Evelyn Vandeventer half brother Larry Carver and his grandparents Mr and Mrs Louis Schroeder all of Charle City COOMERS DEATH was one o three Iowa highway fatalitie over the weekend In addition two others drowned The traffic victims were Clair L Devault 52 who killed Saturday night in a two car collision on Iowa 4 south of Odebolt Devault had been liv ing and working in Denison bu his drivers license was issued a new drivers license test was jput vimiies Hi truinrie vi iviur mto effect las April 1 there was Mlled Saturd whn he have been about 33 percent failfrom the back aycar wnkh IITOC viriTn vfl i ures compared with 20 per cen flunks on the old test This was reported Monday by the State Safety Department re search division Since April 1 about 3000 persons have failec the new test A passing mark un answers out of 20 questions Those taking the new examina censes and instruction permits Charles E Guthrie 42 Murray being pushed in an effort to star it The accident occurred in Mur THE DROWNING victims were Otto Treptow 57 Iowa City whose body was found floating He had been sought since Satur day night when authorities foun tions are applicants for new lihis parked car Sheriff A J Murphy said Treptow had been r FBAtfGE JUNTA moots TO Of VAVWSTS TO OP TfcOOPS Htm ftlGJERf A GEOGRXlPHY OF EMERGENCY These spots in the Frenchrgovemment crisis Paris there was an emergency session of parliament In Corsica in surrectionists pledge support toDe Gaulle forces In Al giers new controls were placed on departures of French men and foreigners In southern Tunisia renewed f mg occurred between French and Tunisian forces0 ON WHOSE SIDE IS IT French Fleet May the Issue PARIS ft Premier Pierre Pflimlin and his shaky govern ment had a new problem Monday the French Mediterranea fleet Whose side is it on High sources in Paris admitted the fleet under command o an admiral siding with the Algerian insurgents is steaming a independent course in the the Defense Ministn insisted the ships are sailing under orders from Paris after com pletmg NATO maneuvers Navy headquarters m Algeria announced this morning that th ships will make routine calls at the Algerian ports of Bone Phillipe and Bougie then return t their home base at Toulin i southern France Such a cruis would keep the ships in the North African area for at least tw weeks World War 11 Unknown Gl Picked by Gob ABOARD USS CANBERRA off the Virginia Coast a A Medal of Honor sailor stood silently at the foot of two caskets on the ais me iieei nas a long tradi rainswept deck of a warship than that of th With rumblings in many o F r a n c es widespreadoversea possessions the defection of thi fleet could be a body blow to thi Paris government The chance are slight that the Paris Cabine could regain an upper hanc against the wishes of the admir als The fleet has a long tradi drivers who failed to renew their in the habit of taking walks alon permits on time and drivers the river and expressed belief he called in for reexamination had fallen in wi f CL Donald A Sunderlin 17 son of Another NUClear ihot Mr and Mrs Ralph Sunderlin of near Cedar Falls who drowned Sunday hi the Cedar River in Black Hawk Park in Cedar Falls He was swimming in the river with a group of friends when he apparently was seized with a in Pacific Revealed WASHINGTON Sfi The third announced nuclear detonation in this years Pacific series took place at 9 pm Sunday the De fense Department and the Atomic Energy Commission announced Monday No further details were given The first announced test was of ficially confirmed May 11 after Rep Charles 0 Porter DOre nounced test shot took place the next day FRANCIS DIES WASHINGTON Wi William H Francis Jr 43 assistant secre tary of defense for manpower collapsed and died Saturday after pjaying tennis cramp Demo Convention for Iowa Slated July 26 r DBSMOINES Dem made it public second anocratic state convention will be held here July 26 the state cen tral committee announced Mon day Jake More state chairman said each county will be entitled to oneulelegate for each 200 votes cast for Gov Herschd C Love less in the 1956 election He esti mated a total of 3084 delegates will rcprcsenriowas 99 counties day and picked the unknown fight ing man of World War H Hospitalman William R Cbar ette 26 made his solemn choice after standing for a contemplative moment midway between the two bronze caskets of the World War unknowns one who died for his country on the battlefields of Eu rope the other in the Pacific CHARETTE stood at the foot of another casket that of an unknown who fought to the death on a Korean battlefield In his hand Charette held a floral wreath He stepped for ward He thought for a minute then chose the casket at his right hand Intricate arrangements made it impossible for Charette to know whether his choice was the man from the European or the Pacific theater of war OF THE THREE unknowns two are bound for the homeland for which they died in World War II and Korea to be buried Fri day beside World War Is Un known Soldier in Arlington Na tional Cemetery independence and loyal ty to its commanders The Mediterranean fleet is un der the command of Adm Phi leppe Aboyneau who announced two days ago in Algiers that his sympathies were with the Gaul lists who seek to overthrow the government He said hi sailors and ships were 100 per cent behind the army in Algeria Aboyneau 1SATO commander in the central Mediterranean con ferred at Malta Sunday night with US Air Force Gen Lauris Nor stad supreme Allied commander in Europe NATO sources said Aboyneau assured Norstad that whatever happens in Algeria the French fleet will maintain its commitments in the North Atlan tic Alliance ARSONIST ARRESTED CHICAGO UP i A former mental patient Sunday night ad mitted setting six fires one of which destroyed a church The suspect Isaac Wil son 35 was arrested as he ap parently preparing to burn another church General Drives to Paris Premier Warns of Civil War ROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Charles de Gaulle eft his rural home Monday night jpparently for Pans and possible alks with Premier Pierre Pflim m over the French iteadily worsening crisis All France watched De Gaullea next move while bitter defiance rom the insurrectionists in Al jeria and Corsica heightened the luspense De Gaulle drove swifty away rom his hideaway at Colombey es deuxEghses and headed to ward Paris Several hours earlier it had been learned De Gaulle offered hrough an intermediary Sunday night to consult with Pfhmlin over means to save the republic Pfhmhns answer was not known Pfhmlin meanwhile warned an emergency session of Parliament that a civil war is threatening and called on all Frenchmen to de Tend their basic liberties THE EMBATTLED Premier went before the Assembly as the rightist drive to boost De Gaulle to power spread through the over seas empire Frances worst post war crisis was darkening hourly Insurgents in Algeria and Cor sica claimed new successes They boasted their crusade to put De Gaulle at the helm had spread to French Equatorial and West Africa and New Caledonia Tahiti in the Pacific Renewed fightingbetween French and Tunisian forces m southern Tunisia posed a grim problem The government in an effort to avert a Tunisian cum plaint to the Security Council re portedly agreed to withdraw all French troops to the north coast area around the Bizerte naval base But there was no assurance the military would honor the or der IN FRANCE the giant Commu nistled Confederation ofLabor called on its members workingin government arsenals to meet im mediately to plan counteraction against the Fascist aggression This raised the possibility the workers would try to seize arms if rightist mobs took to the in support of De Gaulle Pflimlin told the Assembly there had been no justification and no excuse for the military led seizure of power in He said the government has al ready increased its security measures to prevent spread of the proGaullist insurgency to French mainland STRIVING to stem the tide of revolt the government 1 Cut off communications and supplies to the insurrectionists who consolidated their control of Corsica with Algeriatype public safety committees 2 Extended censorship to all news distributed in France whether from French territoriei or from abroad The French po lice seized todays issue of the European edition of the1 New York Herald Tribune for publishing a declaration of support for tha rebel generals in Algeria by Adm Philippe Auboyneau the navy commander in the Mediter ranean 3 Announced government offi cials and military personnel who took part in the Corsica uprising would be fined and jailed Thunderstorms in Iowa Forecast A special forecast of a few ere thunderstorms with a few solated hail and damaging wind torms was issued for northwest ern and extreme north central owa by the Weather Bureau Mon day The Weather Bureau said the severe weather forecast also ap plied to southeastern and extreme southern Minnesota extreme southeastern South Dakota and much of western Wisconsin The forecast is for 3 pm until 8 pm ;