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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 6, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NIWSPAPEK THAT MAKES ALU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDtTION VOL LXIIt Prejw United Press LUM Wlrea fiwn Ceau COPT MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER t 1954 Paper OoBsWt Secttoaj tieHM 24 Jay E Decker Is Dead at 80 JAY E DECKER Turnout Here Is Logging Despite long lines of voters waiting at the polls in Mason City the vote at 2 oclock was about per cent under that four years ago Three special ballots printed on paper obviously were taking the time of the voters and causing the voting jam The Korean veter ans bonus and the Uvo swimming pool bond issues in Mason City could not be voted on the ma chines First Hours Half the voters went to the polls during the first three hours after they opened at 7 The 10 as com pared with at 2 The vote at 2 four years ago was the record to date In 1948 it was The county auditors office re ported ballots cast by ab sentee voters This compared with four years ago The polls close at 8 p m throughout Iowa Tabulating of the vote begins when the polls close The voting places in Mason City are First ward first precinct School Administration Building first ward second precinct Wa terworks second ward first pre cinct Courthouse second ward second precinct McKinley School third ward first precinct City Hall third ward second pre cinct Roosevelt Junior High School fourth ward first pre cinct S R Chevrolet garage fourth ward second precinct Madison School 2 Oclock Count The vote at 2 oclock by pre cincts compared with the last two presidential elections was as follows CoFounderof Mason City Packing Firm Jay E Decker who helped ound Jacob E Decker and Sons and for many years served as president and general manager died Monday afternoon at a Mason City hospital Mr Decker who was 80years old made his home at 119 2nd S E He had been hospitalized since Thursday Born in Chicago One of the pioneer industrialists of Iowa Mr Decker was born in Chicago June 14 1876 son of Jacob E and Agusla Schram Decker He attended Chicago schools and the Chicago Business ollege and rose from a meat market attendant to the presi dency of one of the nations lead ing meat packing firms He was the third successive generation of the family in the meat packing industry starting with Johan Jadob Decker who received a master butcher cer tificate at NeuweidontheRhem Germany Aug 24 1877 Before coming to Mason City in 1899 Mr Decker was associated with a wholesale market and packing plant in Chicago as well as the George A Hormel Co Throughout his residency in Mason City Mr Decker was ac tive in business and community affairs He was a veteran of the SpanishAmerican War Started Business Mr Decker and his father Jacob E Decker started their CAMPAIGN WINDUP President Eisenhower who appeared on television Monday night from the White House library was watched by his wife and Vice President and Mrs Richard Nixon as the GOP election campaign officially closed At right Sen Estes Kefauver AP Wivephotos Democratic vice presidential nominee is shown with Mrs Kefauver at Miami where he stopped Tuesday for a short speech before heading home to Tennessee to vote OKd by Allies Eden Taking Seriously Warning From Russia ausiness July 4 when they purchased the small packing plant operated by William Rich ards Mr Decker retired as president in 1938 when the plant was associated with Armour StLnent takes very Fear Another Korea May Be in Making By ARTHUR GAVSHON LONDON An authoritative British source said Tuesday Prime Minister Edens govevn Co Upon his retirement he P 1 W 1 P 2 W 1 P 1 W 2 P 2 W 2 P 1 W 3 P 2 W 3 P 1 W 4 P 2 W 4 1956 616 910 899 640 840 830 892 564 1952 752 932 956 712 718 915 1948 507 476 752 433 862 381 712 235 made a v life member of the American Meat Packers Associ ation Mr Decker was married to Angie Browne April 2 1902 in Mason City Surviving are his widow two sons J Emerson and Dudley Alan a daughter Dorothy Decker Farrell all of Mason City and five grandchil dren and four great grandchil dren He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters Lodge Member s a member of lence Lodge 145 and a past senior warden in and and was also a member of Scotish Rite 32nd De gree York Rite K T and El Kahir Shrine and the Low 12 Club He was also a member of the Elks Lodge and a past trustee Mr Decker was a member of Rotary Club a past president of the club a member of the Cham ber of Commerce and the Veter ans of Foreign Wars He was ne of six surviving veterans of he Spanish American War in Ma on City For 12 years he served as a nember of the Mason City Board of Education from 1939 to 1951 was also a member of the Society for the Preservation of Clear Lake and of Ducks Unlim ted sias warning was France to end to Britain and Egypt The terms of Premier Bulgan ins notes to Eden and French Premier Guy Mollet are not re garded here as a propaganda stunt The informant did not indicate what action the British govern ment intends to take as a result of the Russian Bulganins message kept Eden up almost all niglt He consulted with Mollet by telephone British and French consultations are be lieved taking place also with the United States Truman All Steamed Up Over Status of U S Foreign Policy LIBERTY Mo Former President Harry S Truman says he is so steamed up about the present status of U S foreign policy I can hardly talk its just simply Addressing more than jammed in memorial hall for a Democratic rally Monday night Truman said This situation in the Middle East could have been stopped when the Russians an nounced they were going to ship arms to Egypt All the Presi dent would have had to do was say you cant do SAME DATE19S5523 the fighting in Airliner Bringing Home British Dependents Crashes BLACKWATER England i chartered airliner bringing British wives and children home rom the Middle East fell into a voods early Tuesday and burst nto flame Seven of the 80 persons aboarc vere killed About 40 others were njured Many leaped to safety before ire enveloped the plane Air rield rescue teams pulled ou others The company flying the plane for the British War Office said the fact it had seats facing he tail probably kept the death oll relatively low Bank Director He was a member of the board of directors of the First National 3ank and of the Mutual Federal Savings and Loan Association He was a member of the vestry of St Johns Episcopal Church for three years 1933 1934 and 1935 Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 at the First Methodist Church Dr Lloyd A Gustafson will officiate Friends may callat the Major Funeral Home until noon Wednesday Burial will be in Elmwood Cem etery Anita Truck Driver Is Electrocuted ATLANTIC UP William Wat son 32 Anita a truck driver for a construction company was elec trocuted Monday evening while at work on a building project here Watson was guiding a drag line bucket into position when the dragline boom came into contact with an electric power line No Comment Neither Edens office nor the Foreign Office would comment officially The informant said Bulganin and Communist Party Boss Nikit Khrushchev when they visitec Britain last April plainly servec notice on British leaders that they considered themselves to be vital ly interested in Middle East sta bility They put forward their views in the course of a discussion initi ated by Eden at the time on the possibility of Big Power coopera ation in the region At the time Eden declarec Britain was ready to fight in de fense of what it considered to b its national interest in the Middle East The Russians according tc the informant responded by say ing that they too are vitally in terested in the preservation o stability in the Middle East which they argued would affec the safety of their own oil re sources in area of Baku No Hesitation The Russians reportedly advisee Eden then that they too woulc not hesitate to act militarily in defense of what they said wa their vital national interest The Egyptian appeal to the world for volunteers and arms o help in the fighting against Britain and France is believed here to contain the seeds of a new Korea It opens the way if the Krem lin is willing to take it for overt Soviet intervention by means of volunteer forces ostensibly act ing independently of the Russian government The Chinese Reds who inter vened in Koroa as volunteers crossed the Yalu River in hordes Students in Rome Stage Demonstration ROME of Rome students waving flags and post ers marched to the Em oassy Monday and shouted foi intervention in Hungary Then they headed to the Sovie Embassy Pigs Pigs they cried Death to the Russians DEAN OF SCIENCE AMES UP Dr Richard Bear 48 a professor at Massa chusetts Institute of Technology Monday was named dean of sci nce at the Iowa State College 6 Countries Offer Men for Police Force1 UNITED NATIONS N Y Iff Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold announced Tues day that six countries had of fered troops for mn interna tional police force to watch over a ceasefire in Egypt six are Canada Colombia Denmark Pakistan Norway and Sweden In a report to the General Assembly Hammarskjold added other countries were considering participation and he believed it should be pos sibte to meet quickly at least the most basic need for per Hammarskjold reported as the Assembly got set for a new Russian move on the Middle East fighting following Secur ity Council refusal to support Moscows proposal that the United States join the Soviet in aiding Egypt The United States rejected the Russian proposal as unthink Chief U S Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr told the council it would convert Egypt into a still larger battle Block Hawk County Farm Woman Shot Accidentally Dies WATERLOO Wl A Black Hawk County farm woman died ate Monday after being acci dentally shot by her 11yearolc son at their Orange Township aome near Deputy Sheriff Pete Jensen said Mrs OttoSchneider 43 wa struck in the forehead by a b let from a gun her son Davic was handling The bullet lodge at the base of the skull Mrs Schneider was in surger for three hours at a Waterlo hospital before she died Th shooting occurred while the boj a sixth grade student was horn for lunch The father who was in another room at the time said he hac thought the gun was empty H said he and David had been get ting their guns ready for th pheasant season which opens Sat urday PACT CANCELLED WATERLOO United Pack inghouse Workers Union Local 46 Monday notified the Rath Packing Co that its existing labor contract with the firm will be cancelled effective Wednesday during the fall and winter of 1950 and joined battle against United Nations troops AMBASSADOR DIES MANILA S Ambassador Albert F Nufer 62 died Tuesday of coronary thrombosis New Hampton Boy Crushed to Death Under Wagon NEW John son 15 New Hampton Higl School sophomore was crushei to death Monday evening when h was run over by a wagon while on a hayride with the high schoo band The youth the son of Mr and Mrs Mervin Johnson fell from wagon and the wheels passed ove lim He died almost instantly The accident occurred a half mil vest of New Hampton on a count road He was born Nov 24 1940 H vas a member of the Futur Farmers of America Survivin are his parents a brother Ken neth Waterloo and a sister Warlys at home The Larkin Funeral Chapel is n charge of arrangements which are incomplete This is Chickasaw Countys sec ond traffic fatality of 1956 O V TWENTIETH TIME Andrew Allison Johnson 98 looks over his 20th presidential ballot His first vote was cast for James A Garfield and Chester A Arthur in 1880 he says and he has never missed an election since Born Jan 15 1858 near Richmond he came to Iowa Falls in a covered wagon as an infant The town had one store and no railroad when he was a Mby He now lives at the Good Samaritan Home in Mason City Thats an IKE button Buffer Zone in Egypt Is Planned By WATSON SIMS LONDON W Britain and France told the world Tuesday they are ready to stop fighting in Egypt Tuesday night Orders went out to the who captured Port Said Tuesday cease fire at 6 GST un less they are attacked The action was announced in London Paris and at the United Nations Egypt and Israel pre viously had accepted the cease fire The United Nations is prepar ing to throw an international po lice force into the area to patrol a buffer it remains to be seen how this zone can be set up Heavy Loss For one thing there is uncer tainty how far if at all the Is raelis will pull back fro m the Suez Canal area They took over Voters Flock to the Polls Ike Holding Early Lead FKOM OUR WtXE SERVICES An unexpectedly heavy vote exceeding the 1952 pace at ballot the early balloting in Tuesdays dential election As poll opening time arrived beginning in the East and moving westward with the sun reports came in from precinct after pre cinct of citizens standing in line to register their choice between four more years of Republican Dwight D Eisenhower or a switch to Democrat Adlai E Stevenson And almost without exception as the day wore on election offi cials said the balloting was ex ceeding their expectations Big Vote The meaning of the heavy turn out was not easily gauged Both major parties have contended that a big vote would be favorable to their cause Perhaps one reason was ominous sound of guns in Egypt and Hungary stirring Americans emotionally and in the case of Hungary dramatizing the privi lege of free elections In Miami for instance where officials said it appeared there would be a state vote of about out of eligibles both Democratic and Republican officials said they thought the war scare was in fluencing a large turnout As usual on Election Day there were a few little precincts which got in all of their ballots early and proceeded to count them There was nothing striking out of the early birds But Democrats could cheer that Stevenson car ried Harts Location a New Hampshire mountain community 53 Four years went to Eisenhower From a scatter ing of New Hampshire boxes the total vote was 25 for Eisenhower and 5 for Stevenson Eisenhower got all 15 votes in Pointe aux Barques just as he swept it four years ago when 14 votes were cast Kansas Returns The President as expected jumped off to a good lead in his boyhood home state of Kansas in early returns Republican War ren Shaw trailed Democrat George Docking for governor Incomplete returns from 100 at the states precincts gave Eisenhower and Adlai Stev enson Eisenhower was get ting per cent of the vote compared to per cent he got in 1952 Egypts Sinai Peninsula last week Henr are some of the reports with a heavy loss in Egyptian lives and equipment Britain and France asked Dag Hammarskjold U N secretary general to confirm acceptance of the ceasefire by Egypt and Is rael They also asked confirma tion hat the internationai patro can be set up soon and Hammar skjold confirmed this could be done Britain proposed that its forces to voting turnout New York Heavy early vote both in New York City and up state Voting normal to very good in Albany a Democratic stronghold and about same as 1952 in Buffalo Pennsylvania Voting excep tionally heavy in almost all points New vote in prospect clear the Suez Canal of sunken ships blocking the passage Londons communication Hammarskjold then said Connecticut Vole running slightly behind 1952 to NEW JERSEY Early voting jheavy to very heavy and higher rAII About The Weather the confirmation ofjthan four years ago the above points Her Majestys heavier than government are ordering theirhi 1952 in most cities but about forces to cease fire at nudnightjsame in Minneapolis Greenwich mean time 6 heavy early vota CST unless they are top 1952 Reopen Canal A Prime Minister Eden made it clear that the ceasefire would stay in effect while arrangements are made to reopen the Suez Canal and install the international force British and French ground units poured ashore Tuesday Mason City Partly cloudy morning on a widening Suez beachhead and headed south from fPort Said while their govern through Wednesday Low Tuesjments weighed a demand day night 3236 High an end to the hostilities day near 50 lowans Turning Out at Polls at Record Rate TirE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowa voters spurred by one of the most intensive political cam paigns in years apparently were turning out at a record rate Tues day to cast their ballots in the general election Iowa through Wednesday Cooler ex treme east Tuesday night warmer extreme southeast Wednesday otherwise no im portant temperature change Low Tuesday night 3240 Minnesota Partly cloudy chilly GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Tuesday Maximum Monday 56 Minimum Monday Night 33 At 8 Tuesday 36 Precipitation 02 inch YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum British armored forces went From all sections of the stata action below Port Said the came reports that heavv early combined headquarters on Cyballoting indicated the probability of a vote total that will exceed the previous high for 419 in 1952 the last presidential election year Of the 26 Iowa cities requiring registration a number reported long lines had cued up at the polls before the opening hour of 7 Reports of balloting up to noon indicated an increase ranging from about 5 per cent at Burling ton to very heavy and much stronger than 1952 at Daytnport and Fort Dodge Only at Sioux City was the loting lagging behind 19S2 62 21 prus announced and tanksup ported assaults have gone French parachute troops cap tured the town of Port Fuad across the canal Other French forces were rcporled advancing to a point eight miles south on the causeway from Port Said Egypt cried for volunteers from other nations The Egyptian government radio said Saudi Arabian troops have moved toward the Jordanian fron tier and ars about to cross The radio quoted a communique from the Saudi Arabian Defense Ministry ;