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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 31, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE The newspaper that m a kes all North lowans neighbors VOL 98 Associated Press and United Press International Full Leasa Wires MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 31 1960 To a Copy Paper of Two NO ngs oliday Judge is I a hurry Roy Stephenson has made his name be heard By DAN PERKES DES MOINES new federal judge Roy L Stephen son Des Moines brings youth to the federal bench and a career marked by a quick rise in af fairs of the Republican Party The 43yearold U S District attorney who will be sworn in June 9 as judge of the southern Federal District of Iowa en tered politics in a manner not totally unlike that of President Eisenhower Stephenson bounded out of the Army in 1945 after World War II service and before he knew it he was chairman of the Polk Coun ty Republican Central Commit tee at the tender age of 33 Prior to the war he had been a small town lawyer at Mapleton with no political ambitions STEPHENSON ousted the o 1 d guard to become Polk County GOP chairman in 1950 He also was among the first in Iowa to come out openly for the nomination of President Eisen hower well in advance of the 1952 Republican national con vention There is some kind of unwrit ten tradition that county chair men are not supposed to take sides in party affairs until the coast is clear Stephenson called a meeting of Polk County Republicans and invited them to censure him if they saw fit There was no censure only applause It was in 1953 that Stephen son was appointed US district attorney for southern Iowa In 1956 he re ceived a letter of praise from then US Atty Gen Herbert B r o w n e 11 which said that in three years Stephen son had prose cuted 18 crim Stephenson inal tax cases with 100 per cent convictions and fines totaling BROWNELL SAID this rec ord contrasted sharply with the record of the office for the pre ceding five years Stephensons youth and energy seemed to carry weight with the Justice Department Present Atty Gen William P Rogers recommended Stephen sons appointment as judge to succeed Judge E R Hicklin of Wapello who resigned last Jan uary because of illness This appointment by President Eis enhower has been confirmed by the Senate Stephenson was born at Spirit Lake attended high school at Spencer and received his law de gree from the State University of Iowa His law practice at Mapleton was interrupted by the Army which called him for duty in Africa and Italy He was discharged with the rank of captain The Slephensons have three children On ffie Editorial Page 6 Comics 7 Society News 8910 Sports 1112 North Iowa News 13 Latest Markets 14 Mason City News 1415 Farm News 17 Clear Lake News 20 4 DIE IN CRASH EVANSTON Wyo W Four women were killed and more than 20 other passengers were injured when a Greyhound bus smashed into the rear of a parked trailer truck Monday night AP Photofax IS IT REALLY an old story little boy right after the twoyear the locks and untying the old lad visited the barbershop for the apron for Glenn Barry first time The surprising thing how Wakefield Mass it was quite a step ever is the fact that Glenns daddy is Mamas darling left became daddys a barber witzer DES MOINES UP District Judge Carroll 0 Switzer a prominent Democrat who was defeated for governor in 1948 died Monday of a heart attack Judge Switzer was hospital ized last Saturday just before he was scheduled to serve as chairman of the state Demo cratic convention He had com plained of a pain in his side THE 52YEAROLD Boone County native had served as dis trict judge in Polk County since 1957 when he was appointed by Gov Herschel Loveless He was elected to a fouryear term in 1958 Judge Switzer served as as sistant city solicitor for Des Moines in 1937 and was county attorney from 1946 through 1948 He was the Democratic can didate for governor in 1948 but lost to the late William S Beardsley JUDGE SWITZER was ap pointed federal district judge for Southern Iowa in 1949 by Presi dent Harry S Truman but the nomination was blocked in the Senate by former Iowa Demo cratic Sen Guy Gillette after Switzer had served on the bench for one year Judge Switzer was born at Pi lot Mound He was graduated from Runnels High School in 1925 and from Drake University law school in 1931 Survivors include the widow Hilda and one son Steven Al len Services will be at 1 pm Wednesday Other Polk County district judges will be pallbear ers The courthouse will be closed C 0 SWITZER North Iowa Partly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday Not quite so cool Tuesday night lows 5760 Rather warm with increasing humidity Wednes day highs 8488 Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday Nol quite so cool central and east Tuesday rfight lows 5760 east 6064 west Rather warm with increasing humidity Wednes day highs 8490 Further out look Scattered showers and Wed n e s d a y night and Thursday turning a little cooler Thursday Minnesota Partly cloudy show ers Highs Wednesday 7585 GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 79 Minimum 52 At 8 a m 62 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 76 57 REACH ANTIGUA ST JOHNS Antigua UPI Prinncess Margaret and her new husband Antony Arm strongJones arrived in this British West Indian island for a oneday visit Tuesday SAME IOWA SAFETY OEPAETMENT FIGURES ews in B utshell FROM CUE WISE SERVICES ident Eisenhowers son John has been promoted from major to lieutenant colonel of infantry His name appeared on a routine list of Army of ficer promotions He is assigned to the office of the secretary of defense with duty at the White House WASHINGTON ate investigators ordered a 24hour postponement in another scheduled in quiry into the price of wonder drugs NASHVILLE Tenn The dean of the Vander bilt University divinity school and nine members of the faculty resigned in a controversy over re fusal of the administra tion to readmit a Negro sitdown movement lead er PARIS A 24hour strike by 300000 rail road workers the first industry wide walkout since Gen Charles De Gaulle came to power two years ago disrupted train service throughout France WESTON Mass A moderately strong earth quake probably in the Caribbean Sea south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico was recorded at the Boston College seismograph station Traffic toll nears record on holiday By United Press International Latereported accidents are pushing the Memorial Day weekend traffic death toll to ward the record 371 mark The National Safety Council had estimated that 375 persons wouid die in traffic accidents between 6 p m Friday and midnight Monday The latest count shows that 366 persons were killed on the highways In addition drown ings took 126 lives plane crashes killed two persons and 83 died in other mishaps Safety workers praised ra dio and the press and traffic officials for keoping high way toll from goinn higher Drowns in river at Nashua Road crashes claim three A Nora Springs youth Gary Townsend 18 drowned Monday night as he and three other boys attempted to swim the Cedar Xiver at Nashua The boys death was just one of many in Iowa over the long Memorial Day weekend The states traffic death rate was under last years pace however Three persons died as a result of traffic accidents with two of he deaths occurring Monday Five died on the highways a year ago Three persons drowned four were killed in an Algona fire and a woman died in a boating accident THE BODY OF young Town send son of Merlyn Townsend Nora Springs and Mrs Ralph Bunnell Long Beach Wash was recovered by officials about 8 pm 20 minutes after the drowning was reported Townsend and three Charles Jity youths were attempting to swim from the north bank of the river to the south bank just above the bridge at Nashua His companions told police Townsend apparently could not swim well and sank in the middle of the river The companions were Larry Fuhls John Farrell and Jerome Pitz They said they attempted to rescue Townsend but he be came panicky and fought them off Townsends body was recov ered clad in shoes and jeans Dr Donald Tresz Chickasaw County coroner from Nashua and other officials conducted an investigation THE SHECKLER Funera Home Nora Springs is in charge of funeral arrangements Killed in traffic accidents were Leroy Blazek 32 Prescott Wil bert Kicke 39 Fort Dodge and Leonard Attrill 45 Merrill Blazek died Monday of in juries suffered Sunday nigh when his car went off a roac three miles west of Williamson Ricke was killed and two of his children injured Monday when a car driven by Mrs Ricke went out of control on the family driveway in Fort Dodge Police said the car struck the house twice then crashed into Ricke Pamela 5 and Kent 2 Kent was in serious condition with a broken leg Pamela suf fered bruises Attrill died Saturday night when his pickup truck went out of control near Hinton THE OTHER drowning vic tims were Michael Holmes 7 of near Davenport and Frank A Hilborn 53 Council Bluffs Mrs Lee Roy Long 25 Des Moines was drowned in the boating ac cident The Holmes boy apparently drowned Saturday when he dis appeared from his parents tiome near the Wapsipinicon River south of DeWitt His body was not recovered immediately Hilborn drowned Saturday in a deep pond near Modale Mrs Long drowned Monday when the boat in which she was riding was swept over a dam in he Des Moines River in down own Des Moines Her husband 26 and his stepson Frank ONeil 4 also were in the boat Dut were rescued Mrs Longs ody was not recovered but a life preserver she had been wearing was found near the dam City officials said a restrain ng cable across the dam had seen torn loose during spring floods and it had not yet been replaced WORST CRASH CAMBRIDGE Ohio UPI The nations worst Memorial Day highway crash killed six young airmen speeding to their post hours before they were due back AP Photofax JOINS MEMORIAL DAY TRAFFIC Cars on In terstate 70 near Topeka Kan are backed up behind Dr Barbara Moore British vegetarian walking across the United States Dr Moore originally had planned to be in New York June 10 but now admits it will be later She is tagging far behind two of her country men who also are crossing the country in foot Theyre in Illinois Mallory or Irvine Climbers body found TOKYO Wi The Chinese team of mountaineers that climbed the north face of Mt Everest may have found the body of a British climber who disappeared into mists shrouding the peak 36 years ago Peiping radio said the Communist team that scaled the worlds highest mountain May 25 found the corpse of a man a month earlier at a height above 19 350 feet British climbing experts were inclined to think the Chinese might have discovered the remains of G L Mallory or A C Irvine who were last seen ascending the north face of the mountain June 6 1924 Probers hear U espionage boss WASHINGTON WPVThe Sen ate Foreign Relations Commit tee working behind heavily guarded closed doors heard the inside story of the U2 spy plane Monday from the countrys top espionage agent Allen W Dulles director of the super secret Central Intel ligence Agency read a long prepared statement But he provided no even for the committee members Sen J William Fulbright D committee chairman left it solely up to Dulles whether anything he said would be made public There was little chance he would permit it The committee is looking into foreign policy implications of the spy plane crash with its pilot deep inside Russia May Tideland verdict to US Court in oil ruling FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the lederal government is entitled o the rich oil lands underlying the Gulf of Mexico off the states of Louisiana Mississippi and Alabama beyond the historic threemile limit The 5 to 2 ruling by Justice John M Harlan decided the is sue the opposite way in the case of to a distance of three leagues or miles The federal government gets the rest out to the edge of the con tinental shelf THE CASE OF Florida fifth Gulf Coast state was de cided in a separate opinion by Justice Hugo L Black The rul ing was that the state is entitlod to a belt of land under the gulf three marine leagues 105 sta tute miles wide The court retained the Flori da case on docket for whatever further proceedings may be necessary to fix the coastline more specifically Harlan dissented in the Flori da case Chief Justice Earl Warren and Justice Tom C Clark dis qualified themselves from par ticipation in both cases Clark was US attorney general when the Justice Department was handling an earlier test case involving California Warren was governor of California at the time THE LAW SUITS were to de termine ownership of the rich undersea area beyond the three mile line and accordingly who gets the millions of dollars in royalties from oil companies which drill there The only drilling of conse quence has been done off Loui siana The money from this op eration has gone into an escrow account and as of today amount ed to It goes to the federal government All moneys in escrow pending the decision now total 3308443 000 The case focused on the mean ing of the Submerged Lands act passed by Congress in 1953 soon after the Eisenhower adminis tration took office Ike to leave June 12 for Far East trip 1 After that incident Russia wrecked the M a y 16 summit conference and renewed an anti American propaganda cam WASHINGTON paign Eisenhower will leave June 12 President Eisenhower haslon hjs Far Eastern tour to pledged full cooperation withjjapani Korea the Philippines the inquiry This and Dulles refusal to agree to release even censored transcripts of his Formosa and Okinawa Announcing this Tuesday the White House said that on the testimony were viewed widelyjway the President also will visit as indicating Dulles plannedthis countrys newest states some full answers to the and Hawaii ators questions j Eisenhower will travel aboard Fulbright and other commithis jet airliner but may trans tee members have indicated one fer to heU Scruiser St Paul ifor the trip from Manila to major question they want anJTaipei the capital of Forraosa swered is why just before thej white House press secretary scheduled start of the summitijames C Hagerty said he would talks this country took the calbe unable to announce for a few culated risk of sending the U2idays whether Mrs Eisenhower aloft over the USSR will accompany the President SEATO of five countries talk informally at the opening session of the South east Asia Treaty Organization SEATO meeting at Washington Left to right are Prime Minister Walter Nash New Zealand Foreign Minister Felix Serrano Philippines Vice President Nixon Prime Minister Robert Menzies Australia Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd Britain and Secretary of State Hcrter ;