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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 3, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKE SALL NORTH IOWANS NEJ G H B 0 R S HOME EDITION Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3 1955 Paper ConaUU ot Four NOJJ Israeli Egyptians Locked in New Battle Comfort Funeral Is Held Native of Mason City Funeral services for Frank J Comfort 65 Des Moines attorney nnd former member of the Demo cratic National Committee were held Thursday morning at St Au gustins Church Des Moines Burial was at Glendaie Cemetery Des Moines Mr Comfort who was born in Mason City May 30 1890 died Tuesday at Mercy Hospital in DCS Moines following an illness of about a year After attending high school in Mason City Mr Comfort attended Iowa State College Ames the State University of Iowa at Iowa City and Drake University in Des Moines where he received a de gree of doctor of laws in 1913 Practice in Des Moines He entered general practice in Des Moines in 1914 and servec as claim agent for the Fidelity and Casualty Insurance Co from 1914 FRANK J COMFORT to 1916 Appointed federal referee in bankruptcy for the southern Iowa district Sept 1 1916 he held that position 15 years except for the time spent in service in World War I Mr Comfort was active in Denio eratic politics most of his life He was a delegate to a number of national and and was a party leader without becom ing an actual candidate for office He was particularly active dur ing the period when the late Clyde L Herring a personal friend was governor and United States Sena tor He served as Democratic na tional committeeman from 1939 to 1944 Active in Business Mr Comfort was active in bus ness affairs until illness He was general counsel and a di rector of the Insurance Plan Sav ings and Loan Association am president of the Des Moines Build Countryman in New Warning on Gambling Promises to Oust Guilty Officers OSCEOLA Gen Day ton Countryman reiterating his op French Vote to Hold Elections PARIS LRThe French National Assembly Thursday voted 330211 in favor of holding new general elections next month but a cloud of par liamentary confusion hung over the futureof the plan Endorsement of thegovernments bill to end the present Assembly Jan 2thus advancing the elections from Junecame on a vote of confidence for Premier Edgar Faure The support of 88 members of the 94member Communist grou position to all forms of gambling asserted Thursday he will bring ouster action against any Iowa peace officer against whom there is substantial evidence of gam bling Countryman elaborated his views m connection with a discussion which arose at his meeting with Webster County peace officers in a on Dodge Tuesday At Fort Dodge the attorney gen eral said in response to a question tfiat if he ever got proof of any peace officer playing pennyante poker or 10cent pitch his of fice would immediately start re moval proceedings against the of tcer even if the game was at ing Co He was a member of Kappa Sigma and Tau Psi fraternities the Des Moines Club the Wakonda Club and the Knights of Columbus of which he wasa district deputj for a number of years Surviving are his widow Marie Des Moines his mother Mrs Thomas Comfort Mason City a brother George Des Moines a son Frank Des Moines a daughter Mrs Calvin Manning Sterling and four grandchil dren He was preceded in death by his father and a brother Stan ley former Mason City attorney 6 Wanted in Kidnap Case EAST MEADOW N Y women and two men soughi by police Thursday as suspectet kidnapers of Stephen Damman years and 10 months old who ha been missing 3 days A woman reported she saw the little boy taken Monday afternoon from in front of a supermarkel where he was minding his 7month old sister Pamela who was in a carriage The woman gave police descrip tions of the four women and two men all Negroes Meanwhile at Newton Iowa the two grandmothers of Stephen con tinued their anxious waiting Thurs day hoping against hope for word that the child has been found un harmed Stephen is the son of Sgt Jerry Damman 26 and his wife the former Marilyn Wilson 22 both from Jasper County The childs grandfathers George Damman 49 a farmer near New ton and Clyde Wilson 57 New ton flew to New York to be with their son and daughter IAMB 6 H nit Wai clL the mans home or at a social func ion when the man was off duty No Line Drawn Theres no place where you can draw a line and say a certain form of gambling is all Country man said Thursday if small gambling is condoned the next step is bigger gambling and then still bigger Countryman said it is his view a peace officer must be a that UlUOt UC O mode of the highest standard of conduct not only in law enforce ment but in observing the verv letter of the Police Judge Elmo McCormick Dodge immediate past presi dent of the North Central Iowa Peace Officers said the dis cussion of gambling arose inform ally during a question and answer session County Group Countryman had met with Web County officers to urge for mation of a county peace officers group as part of his statewide cam paign for formation of such orga nizations The Webster County group turned down this proposal on the grounds that their North enlrnl jOWa association already uimls the same purpose Refusal to form a county group was in no sense a case of throw ing rocks at Judge1 McCormick emphasized gave the government its victory But what happens now was anj thing but clear The fate of the bill is up to th Council of the Republic or Senate If the upper House does not ac within the next two weeks th whole early election project ma to be tossed out the window The Assembly debated the bil under a government demand fo urgent consideration Under thi procedure debate must be con eluded within three days It als requires urgent treatment from th senate When Faure asked for the confi dence vote at Tuesday nights ses sion he suggested that the ballo be held Thursday AndreJean Go din an Assembly vice presiden who was presiding said such a timetable would put the measure outside the limit for urgent treat ment The confusion became com pounded at the start of Wednesday nights session when Assembl President Pierre Schneiter prom ised liberal application of the As sembly rule limiting speakers to five minutes The first two spok more than half an hour When the vote was taken afte midnight Schneiter announced th upper House wouldhave a maxi mum of two months for its consid eration His statement caused con siderable surprise Schneiter is a member of the Popular Republican Movemen which has backed Faure solidly am is anxious for quick electionSi 8 Degrees Is Low for State By The Asjoclafed Press The snowflecked cold wave which pushed across Iowa Wednes day brought the coldest weather of the season Wednesday night The mercury dropped to eight above zero at Sibley in extreme North west Iowa early Thursday Mason City had 16 and Decorah 18 Skies cleared over most of Iowa during the night but not before parts of the state had been whit ened by the first significant snow fall of the season The snow was chiefly concen trated in the southern half of the state and did not interfere with highway travel In Southeastern Iowa where precipitation ranged up to 80 of an inch at Burlington the snow melted almost as fast as it fell Moisture totals included 70 of an inch at Davenport and about half an inch at Lamoni and New ton Cold weather continued Thurs day but rising temperatures have United Widens Its Sift Into Crash Cause Explosives Expert Checking Wreckage LONGMONT c o i o Air Lines has hired an explosives expert to delve into circumstances surrounding the crash of one of its DCBBs near here Tuesday night with the loss of 44 lives The announcement from UALs Chicago office Wednesday quoted President W A Patterson as say ing all evidence now strongly in dicates this accident resulted from an explosion in Pattersons statement said Determination of responsibility for the accident is beyond the au hority of United Air Lines alone Federal and local officials are now working at the scene Vigorous Probe United has retained the serv ices of Charles Wilson an out standing authority in the field of explosives who is affiliated with the crime laboratory of the State of Wisconsin Experts from our own organization and the Douglas Co are cooperating with all fed eral agencies in the most vigorous nvestigation He will search out however re 1 v iA mptfV PILOT STILL AT CONTROLSEast Meaclovv N Y firemen view the wreckage of an Air Force B26 light bomber in which the dead pilotT Capt Syton El wood 38 arrow remains strapped to his seat The plane crashed into an empty house while it was makmg a landing approach Elwoods companion also was killed t Heaviest Fighting in Years Outpost in Prime Goal Russ Wary of German Vofe Dullest every possibility Prior to Pattersons statement Sabotage is not con United spokesman in Chicago lad said Government investigators mean vhile sought to determine whether remedial action was dictated by he disaster It was the second in his area in less than four weeks nd the fourth UAL crash on the a me route in 10 years with a to al loss of 180 lives Reach Denver Three top officials of the Civil eronautics Authority from Wash ngton arrived in Denver Thursday ight With them were James N eyton chief of the Civil Aeronau ics Board investigation division nd G S Waysbeer chief of air raft investigation for the Nether ands government The airline said Wednesday lere was no connection between strike of Uniteds night engi eers and the crash A number of AL night engineers struck a week go over a demand they be guar ntced assignment of any type air raft the company might operate n the future The line recently or ered some jet airliners but the ompany contends it cannot com mit itself on the staff of the new ircraft now From Our Wire Services GENEVA Secretary of State Dulles told Soviet Foreign Minis ter Molotov in the Big Four Con ference Thursday that the greatest danger of recreating German mili tarism lies in perpetuating Ger man Spearheading a Western effort to press Molotov nearer Western ideas on unification of Germany Dulles in effect accused the Sovie Union of being afraid of the result of free and secret allGerman eJec tions The Western Powers have proposed such elections as an es Creston Man Shoots Wife Then Himself CRESTON Shoe maker 37 Creston shot and killed his wife Wednesday night in their car on a residential street while two of their five children watched and then killed himself authorities said Sheriff J R Ewing said the couple was riding in their car Shoemaker stopped abruptly at an intersection and shot his wife once with a 22 caliber revolver They had been arguing about domestic affairs he said sential first step in their unifica tion program Molotov has argued here the iccessity of preserving what he considers to be Communist ac complishments in East Germany Dulles and his Western associates have declared the German people must be free to choose the kind of institutions and social systems leaders could b sure of what would come out of the voting because they were sure of what went in Dulles attacked a proposal which Molotov had made Wednesday for orming an allGerman council of West and East German parlia mentary representatives He said proposal was most note they want Dulles speaking from notes said that risk is inherent in free and secret elections Under the Communist system in East Ger many he said with only one list of candidates on the held up an East German ballot to the Shot Again Susan 8 who was in the back been predicted for Friday seat with Shirley 6 told police her mother said something and her father shot her again Then he drove to the home of Mr and Mrs Walter Smith par ents of Mrs Shoemaker with whom they were living He put the girls out of the car and told them to say nothing about what had hap pened But they told their grand parents and police were called Car Parked Asst Police Chief Frank Holli day and Patrolman Harry Cruzen found him parked near a State Highway Commission maintonance garage Mrs Shoemakers body was in the car and Shoemaker had shot himself in the head He had shot his wife three more times Shoemaker died about two hours later in a hospital Shoemaker was not employed He had worked as a cab driver here recently President of Brazil Suffers HeartAttack RIO DE JANEIRO Brazil President Joao Cafe Filho 56 suf fered a heart attack during the flight and physicians said he would be compelled to undergo a period of complete rest They said how ever his condition is not serious Three North Iowa Men Injured in CarTruck Crash CHARLES Strickler 53 Floyd and Gary Schriever 16 and Daniel Mullen 18 Rockford were injured Thursday in a head on collision of a pickup truck and a car four miles southeast of Rudcl The trio is in the Cedar Valley Hospital Charles City with un determined injuries Jay Demaray Floyd a passenger in the truck was treated at the hospital and re leased Strickler was the driver of the truck and Schriever of the car Mullen was riding with Schriever AQUATIC PROFICIENCY KERRVILLE UH Sailor Shipp 11 learned to swim at the Texas Lions Camp for crippled children vorthy in its complete failure to comply with a directive on Ger many issued by the Big Four heads of government here last July Unofficial sources claim the United States is raady to accept shelving of the unity question until at least next year They say the and its Western partners Britain and France were consid ering a new Big Four meeting with Russia next year to try again to break the deadlock over Germany and European security Reporters covering the present conference have been encouraged to take the optimistic view that enough progress is being made at the current parley to warrant hopes that detail work on the twin problems can be left to a commit tee of experts Authoritative sources said the remaining differences then could be tackled by a new foreign min isters meeting some lime next year About The Weather THREE KILLED BIRMINGHAM arsons were killed and three oth ers injured Thursday in an explo sion at a blast furnace at the Fair Plan U S Steel Mason City Mostly fair Thursday night and Friday Continued cold Thursday night low 1822 Warm er Friday high 4450 fowa Generally fair Thursday night and Friday Not so cold west and central Thursday night Warmer Friday Low Thursday night 1824 northeast 2430 south east Minnesota Not so cold Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Thurs day Maximum 35 Minimum 16 21 YEAR AGO Maximum 35 Minimum U N Organization Gets Nobel Peace Prize for 1954 OSLO Norway 1954 Nobel peace over from last awarded Thursday to an organization instead of a man It went to the office of the United Nations high commissioner for refugees The 1955 Nobel peace prize was reserved for award next year Thus the Norwegian Storting parliament which awards the coveted prize failed for the second straight year to agree on a man from a long list including such names as Sir Winston Churchill Harry S Truman Pierre Mendes France Sir Anthony Eden and Jawaharlal Nehru FAKtAWARMCfc Woman Stabs Man Who Tried House Breakin SIOUX CITY UP Mrs Roy Holder 40 Sioux City stabbed a man who attempted to force his way into her house Wednesday night police said The man fled and xlice started an immediate search or him Mrs Holder said she stabbed the nan with a butcher knife when he ried to push in the door She said le was the same one who knocked her to the ground cut her arm and scratched her in the back yard of her home early in July JERUSALEM M Israeli and Egyptian forces battled in the El AujaNizana demilitarized frontier zone in the worst fighting between them since the end of the 1948 Palestine War Reports of casualties from both sides gave a total of 204 Israelis and 50 Egyptians killed in the clash which started Wednesday night The battle was for the El Sabba checkpost which according to the Egyptians has changed hands twice The post is in the demili tarized zone but inside Israel ter ritory Not Confirmed Israelis complaining it has been occupied previously by Egyptians in violation of the armistice seized it in an attack Wednesday night The Israeli Foreign Ministry Thurs day announced the attack had suc ceeded in expelling the Egyptian nvader from Israeli territory A military spokesman in Jerusalem said 50 Egyptians and 4 Israelis killed But a spokesman in Cairo said an Egyptian counterattack reoccu pied the Ei Sabha post He said 200 Israeli soldiers had been killed An Israeli army spokesman de nied there had been any Egyptian counterattack and repeated There is now no Egyptian soldier on Is raeli A truce headquar ters spokesman said it had no con irmation of the counterattack al hough there had been sporadic ex change of artillery and mortar fire arlier Thursday Both the pokesman and an Israeli official aid the situation around El Sabha vas quiet at 4 p m El Sabha is about nine miles outh of the El AujaNizana U N rmistice headquarters and domil nates a strategically important plateau on the border 40 Captured The Israelis said in addition to the four dead their casualties numbered 19 woundecl They claimed capture of 40 Egyptians The Spokesman in Cairo said the Egyptians had jken some Is raeli prisoners and listed 70 Egyp tian soldiers as killed or missing Egyptian general army head quarters has taken over command of the Egyptian troops in the area previously controlled by the Egyp tian Palestine Department Gen Abdel Hakim Amer Egyptian com mander in chief has gone to the front Army headquarters in Cairo said the Israelis had thrown troops against 100 Egyptians at the El Sabha post The chairman of the Israeli Egyptian Mixed Armistice Com mission Francois Giaccomaggi protested to Israeli authorities against detention of observ ers in the El Auja headquar ters during the fighting Wednesday night He said the Israelis refused to let four observers and two ra dio operators leave the building presumably at the time the Israeli forces were attacking El Sabha The Israelis characterized their action Wednesday night as a re occupation of their own territory Mediterranean WWVjfrftjQRQAtt MM AP HOT AREAEgypl border points near El Sabba and Gaza are th center of new fighting bctwee that nation and IsraoLjj ;