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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 29, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home In Tune With the Times In Step With Progresi Contributed by Lena Von Dtmeldorp Route 1 Thornton MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT TKB NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NllttHIORS E HOME EDITION VOL LXII Auoclated and United Press FuU Lease Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY TMi Paper Consists of Two One No 2M Senate Sets Vote on Huge Road Bill AFTER IKE SIGNS INTO LAW Move to Start New Farm Bill Benson Holds Key to Early Soil Payments WASHINGTON admin istration moved Tuesday to put the new farm law into effect but it may be days before farmers will know what benefits they can expect from it this year President Eisenhower signed the measure late Monday say ing that it had shortcomings but that its advantages outweighed its harmful Thus ended more than a year of maneuvering between his ad ministration and the Democratic leadership of Congress with some Republican backing over new farm legislation The law carries provisions for a soil bank program but just how much of the money may be made avail able this crop year is a matter which will be determined by de cisions to be made by Secretary of Agriculture Benson Benson Happy Benson who said he was glad Eisenhower approved the mea sure said his department IF proceeding with judicious haste to put the soil bank plan into ef fect tiiis year Under this pro gram farmers will be offered payments for taking land out of production of surplus crops The new law is the second farm measure passed by Congress this year The first one was vetoed by Eisenhower April 16 because it carried provisions which would have raised price supports of some crops and products above levels favored by the administra tion Benson said in a statement Monday night that this year will notprovide a fair test of the soil bank because practically all crops have been planted Eisen hower expressed regret that the soil bank had not been enacted earlier Nevcrtheles soil bank money could be made available to a rel atively large acreage if Benson offered liberal conditions If he should limit participation this year to land intended for cotton wheat peanuts rice tobacco and corn but not yet planted the par ticipation would be limited and the total payments small Big Payments But should he permit farmers to plow up a part of the land planted to these he has author ity to participation could be relatively large and the pay ments substantial Based upon inquiries reaching the department officials believe that most farmers would be wil ling to plow up only land which already is destined to crop failure because of adverse weather Hence they say offer of pay ments on such land would gain little toward a net cut in pro duction The only other portions of the new law certain to affect farmers directly this crop year are pro visions raising price supports for feed rye barley and grain the previ ously announced 70 per cent of parity to 76 per cent and corn outside a designated commercial arqa from 75 to 82W per cent of parity Parity is a calculated price said to be fair to farmers in relation to their costs Price Changes These changes will raise sup ports from 59 to about 65 cents a bushel for oats from 93 cents to about for barley from to about for rye from to about a hundred pounds for grain sorghums and from an average of about to about for corn outside the commercial area A third provision which could be of benefit this year is one adding 500 million dollars to an existing fund of about 400 million dollars for support of prices of perishable products such as hogs cattle poultry eggs fruits and vege HOUSE ON Henry Van Herzeele Atkinson boughftffs sevenroom 30ton house he decided the best way to get it to his farm was on the Hennepin canal The house was formerly occupied by the lock tender A truck will tow the house on a barge to its new location four miles away Five Elected to Clear Lake School Board CLEAR LAKE James King James Kennedy and Howard Knutson members of the present Clear Lake school board and Glenn Franks and Ferd Matson rural school board members Monday were elected directors of the Clear Lake Community School District They will take office July 1 when the new school district be comes active L W Sherman present Clear Lake school treas urer was reelected with 562 votes to lead the balloting A writein campaign for Dr E L Chappell fell short Mrs H T Christensen also a member of the present Clear Lake board failed in her bid for reelection Jack Dominic the fifth member did not file for reelection By a preelection agreement city candidates were to have the one and threeyear terms while rural candidates were to have the twoyear terms The vote Oneyear King 539 Kennedy 525 Mrs Christensen 224 Ken neth Sonksen 121 Dr Chappell 7 561 Matson 406 Cecil Cox 313 Dr Chappell 4 Threeyear Knutson 517 Charles Fleming 109 Dr Chap pell 75 Gunman Kills Greek Cypriot NICOSIA Cyprus Wl A Greek Cypriot was shot dead Tuesday by a gunman lurking among a crowd of mourners at the funeral of a Turkish policeman in a vil lage near Nicosia Other demonstrations by Turk ish Cypriots were reported in Ni cosia at the smouldering conflict between islanders of Greek and Turkish blood flared into violence Crowds of Turks returning from the policemans funeral smashed their way into an oxygenbottling factory owned by Greeks and set it afire Police said two employes of the factory were injured Earlier Tuesday a Greek truck driver was killed and a compan ion was wounded seriously by four men who halted the truck and opened fire Hampton Youth Killed 2 Injured in Accident Granau 16 Hampton High School sophomore was killed near here Monday when the car in which he was riding left a country road and flipped over three times Two other youths riding in the car were injured The driver of the automobile was unhurt All were thrown from the vehicle which ended up in a field next to the road Listed in fair condition at Lu theran Hospital in Hampton were Darla Palmer 15 Iowa Falls Carl Keepf 16 Hampton was hospitalized and later released The driver of the car Rex 16 Hampton escaped injury All are sophomores in Hampton High School Fined Patton was charged with failure to have his vehicle under con trol He was fined and costs and his drivers license was sus pended for six months in Justice of the Peace Court Tuesday The accident occurred on a gravel road two miles east and one mile north of here at near the Farmers Hybrid plant No cause for the accident could be found but authorities said Patton evidently lost control of the car in loose gravel The death boosted Iowas 1956 motor vehicle death toll to 32 more than on the same date last year Latest reported victim was Jan ice Marie Hufford 2 daughter of Mr and Mrs Arthur Hufford of Des Moines She was fatally injured about Monday when she was struck by the family as her father backed out of the drive way The child was dead on ar rival at a hospital Dies Later Mrs Eunice Opal Schultz 49 Cedar Falls died at a Cedar Rap ids hospital Monday evening of in juries suffered a short time ear lier ir an accident on Highway 218 just south of Shueyville Highway patrolmen said Mrs Schultz had just passed a truck when she lost control of her car which went off the highway anc into a ditch Mrs Jennie Gerse ma 56 also of Cedar Falls passenger in the car was hos pitalized at Cedar Rapids David E Teckenburg 18 of Deloit Iowa died in a Fort Dodge hospital early Tuesday of injur ies suffered in a Saturday night car crash in which two others were killed outright Sabine L Campbell 57 and his son Leonard L Campbell 18 neighbors of Teckenburg died ir the crash and Charles L Camp bell 27 another son remained unconscious and in critical con dition here Tuesday Funeral services for Ronald Leon Granau will be conducted Thursday at 2 in the First Presby terian Church in Dows The Rev D E Flint will officiate Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery Dows The Greenfield Funeral Home Hampton is in charge He is survived by his parents Mr and Mrs Fred Granau a sis ter Pat who teaches in Daven port and a younger brother Den nis who was graduated recently from eighth grade SAME 223 Black traffic la bourO Photo by Hampton Times WHERE ONE wreckage of car in which Ronnie Granau 16 Hampton died Monday afternoon lies in a field northwest of Hampton after leaving the road and flipping over three times Granau is the son of Mr and Mrs Fred Granau Two other youths were injured in the accident The driver of the car was re ported unhurt All were thrown from the whirling auto mobile authorities said More Bad Weather for Iowa Thunderstorms Tornadoes Hit By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thunderstorms scattered heavy rains and gusty winds marked Iowas weather picture Tuesday as turbulent conditions continued in the wake of a hail and a tor nado cloud reported late Monday And theres more to come The Des Moines Weather Bureau is sued the following warning at 11 Tuesday Conditions are favorable for the formations of scattered severe hunderstorms and there is a chance of a few tornadoes in the area bounded by Lamoni Des Moines Green Bay Wis to 50 miles southwest of Chicago and jack to Lamoni For Iowa this means there wiH be local severe thunderstorms with strong winds in excess of 50 mph and the chance of a few tor nadoes in the area east and south of a line from Decatur counties and Polk and Clayton counties Big Rain The main rainfall Monday anc early Tuesday was in northern Iowa but a line of thunderstorms which moved down from the northwest also was bringing mois ture to south central and southern Iowa Some rains of more than two inches were reported and ther were reports of localized flooding including high water on the Ma quoketa River in eastern Iowa Leaden skies dumped inches of rain in the Mason City area Garner registered inches of rainfall John Kullbom about 70 farm er living six miles southeast of Oakland was killed Tuesdaj morning when he was struck bj a bolt of lightning during a se vere storm Kullbom was inside his hog house at the time the bolt struck He was killed outright His widow and several children survive him The tornado cloud swirlec through three eastcentral Iowa counties late Monday afternoon in the Ely Lisbon and Morley vicin ities Ely a village in southern Linn County was directly in the path of a large black funnel which veered eastward after approach ing within a mile of the town Some damage in rural areas wa reported Tornado Hits A tornado funnel cloud which apparently touched the grounc also was reported a half mile south of Mineola in northwesterr Mills County about 10 Tues day Denison where a huge thunder head built up Monday evening got heavy hail which broke many windows and damaged roofs and gardens Severe lightning also caused some damage there Delhi in Delaware County re ceived nearly 5 inches of rain in the 24 hours up to Tuesday morn inch more than De Moines has had since the first of the year WASHINGTON Senate reaches the voting jtage Tuesday on the mammoth highway construction bill which would inaugurate the biggest peacetime public works program in the nations history Passage of the bill was expected by afternoon or flight Afterwards the bill must go to a conference with House to work out a compromise version As passed by the House the bill calls for 51V2 billion dollars infederalstate road con struction over a 13year period 13Year Program The measure before the Senate would authorize 37 billions in fed Red Strength Reduced After Italy Elections ROME UP ProWestern parties lost their full control ol Rome and other key cities in Ita ly Tuesday in local elections that Deduced Communist strength hut left the balance of power at city hall in the hands of the Fascists The Christian Democrats re pelled an allout Communist fron bid to capture the government o Rome but the race here and in Milan Venice and Genoa endec in such a deadlock between left ists and the center parties that the balance of power passed to the Fascists and Monarchists on the extreme right NEW IOWA SOIL HEAD DES MOINES election of Kenneth Wagner of West Lib erty as chairman of the Iowa Soi Conservation Committee for tht coming year was announced Mon day by Junes Foster of AJbia to Be Distributed a 13year program to develop a interstate sys te m Republican womens luncheon iquipped to handle uptodate here Tuesday noon mary farmtomarket and urban ter problem in equal importance NEW INTERIOR Seaton newspaper and TV ex ecutive from Hastings has been nominated by Presi dent Eisenhower to be Secre tary of the Interior Seaton 46 has been known around the White House as a trouble shoot er He was a special advisor President Eisenhower during the1952 elections be authorized only five years ahead The House measure would pro ide about in new lighway used taxes over 16 years o help pay for the program The Senate version would cut this down to Both bills call for a pennya allon boost in the present 2cent ederal gas tax as well as in creases in taxes on tires trucks and the like In most cases the Senate and House tax provisions are identical and thus will not be subject to change in conference Time Dispute in DM Construction Work at a Halt DES MOINES on ma jor constructon projects in Des Moines was at a halt Tuesday as a result of a dispute over whether union craftsmen should work on central time or daylight time To add to the confusion the three municipal judges held that standard time should govern en forcement of parking laws The City Council which made day light time mandatory for the city government had instructed po lice to enforce parking hours on a daylight basis General contractors reported Tuesday that major projects on which work had stopped includ ed The 3Vb million dollar North High School The North western Bell office building A residential apartment building at 3360 Grand The Krcsge store addition Spokesmen for contractors said workmen reported for work at 7 standard time and then left when they were told they could not start work until 8 stand ard time Harold Baker president of the AFL Building and Construction Trades Council said Tuesday the council has not changed its policy of following an 8 daylight to General contractors have said adherence of Des Moines business and most industry to standard time makes it impractical to switch to daylight hours on con struction projects Vets Place 745 Crosses Flags in City Cemeteries Members of the Mason City Veterans Memorial Assn Tues day were placing 745 crosses and flags in Elmwood and Memorial Park cemeteries in preparation for Memorial Day observances W J Irving association chair man said that the Wednesday morning parade will be called off in case of rain The observance will begin at JO at the Cecil Theater if bad weather does not permit the open air observance at Elmwood Cemetery Cars will be furnished for pa rade officials and honored guests only Veterans and others in their own cars will form behind the ofYEAR AGO ficial cars The parade is to start at 9 at the Hotel Hanford Water Top Problem to Nicholas Speaks at Council Bluffs COUNCIL is my considered opinion that the water problem is the most serious prob lem before us today and one that will be most agitated subject be fore our next said W H Nicholas candidate for the iralstate outlays It provides for Republican nomination for lieu xaffic Spending for the other hree federal aid later Sharp Controversy Sharp controversy broke out in the Senate Monday over how to apportion the federal money among the states Other issues that produced differences in volved the question of federal de termination of wage rates on IhV interstate system and a pay as you build amendment The interstate sys tem contemplated as a modern ized network connecting the na tions principal cities is the main feature of the bill It would be allotted 25 billions in federal money in both House and Senate versions Uncle Sam would put up nine dollars to every one furnished by the states Most of the argument Monday was about how to divide this money among the states Basis of Need The House bill would distribute the money on the basis of the needs of the states as they re ported them to the Bureau ol Public Roads The Senate bill continues the formula in present law for the interstate system It gives two thirds weight to the population of a state one sixth to its area one sixth to its road mileage Opponents of the House plan said the described needs actually were wild guesstimates for which they contended each stale used a different method of com putation Foes of the Senate bill enantgovernor speaking at a Nicholas who is a turkey rais at Mason City placed the wa NICHOLAS with that of the farm problem In my cam paign for lieu tenant gover nor I have made some 125 talks to various groups and in doing so have crossed the state from east to west and from north to south many said the Ma son Cityan Looks for Dam Sites I have become so conscious of the drought and water situation thai I never pass a farm but that I slow down and start looking for a place to build a dam for a farm pond to impound the water where it falls This I believe is the an swer to our water problem In two extremes water can be dangerous Floods and drought Our water level is dang erously low A well drilled in West Des Moines recently showed that the water level there is now 21 feet compared with 7 feet in 1952 It is my opinion that some thing must be done and done soon This is what I propose to do if elected your lieutenantgov ernor I will appoint a special committee to act on water bills alone and hold them responsible to get the bills completed and on to the senate calendar for consid eration early in the session I have many fine senator friends who have assured me they are ready and willing to help on this problem Build Farm Ponds My answer to the water prob lem is to impound the raindrops in the upper stretches of the streams of Iowa by building nu merous farm ponds to stop the rapid run off of the water There also are places in every county for county owned ponds of from five to ten acres to hold uuiii IIVL10 tea acres 10 arrangement said it would never more water wherc jt Mls complete the interstate system further prevent floods own and that some slates would Ketjstrcam such as at Des Moin too much under it while others would get too little About Ottumwa and even in Council Bluffs where floods occur peri odically Iowa has approximately acres of land within its borders An average county has acres more or less The two rivers the Mississippi and the Missouri ultimately receive the run off water from the state or thunder through the Cedar Iowa Skunk Continued warm andiDes Moines and Raccoon rivers High Wednesday 83 As an illustration of what can The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy through Wednesday with occa sional showers storms humid Low Tuesday night 63 Iowa Partly cloudy with scat tered showers and thunder storms Tuesday night and Wednesday Continued warm High Wednesday 8090 Low Tuesday night 60s with scattered showers and thunderstorms ex treme southeast Tuesday night Cooler west and north Tuesday night low 4855 west and north 5565 southeast Wednesday partly cloudy to cloudy cooler southeast chance of showers extreme south high 6575 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Tuesday Maximum Monday 80 Minimum Monday night 6t At 8 Tuesday 67 Precipitation inches Maximum Minimum 52 be done to preserve water raise our water level and prevent floods I shall take Warren Coun ty as an example Warren County hns an acute water shortige to day and so does practically every other southern Iowa county War County contains approximate ly acres of land and its drainage is through the South Middle and North Rivers aid their tributaries which also drains much of Madison County Would Conserve Wattr Jackson township is a typical Warren County township rather hilly and rolling drained by Painter Creek The topography of the other townships is about the same There are many ditches and gullies which are of no value so far as farming goes These could be blocked by small dams and thus conserve the raindrops where they fall and prevent downstream Aim dams ;