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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 9, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Daily Newspaper for UM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I N E W S P A P I R THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N 1 I G H I 0 R I VOL LXI Assoclited Press and United Press Pull Least Wires Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 1954 This Paper Consists ol Two One No 4 Jets May Escort Aircraft Dulles W L PATTON DiesRiies Wednesday W L Patton 90 president of the W L Patton Real Estate and In vestment and one of the old est businessmen in Mason City died Monday night at a Mason Citj hospital He had lived in Mason City 84years Mr Patton was born Nov 29 1863 at Clinton Oneida County N son of Rufus D and Mary Jose phine Patton He located in Mason City with his father in 1870 and at tended the Mason City High School In Clothing Stort In 1883 he clerked for Sheldon boot and shoe dealer and later for Childs and Son Rockford inthe general store From 1887 to 1892 he operated Patton St Childs Store 1892 to 1919 be was a partner with his brother C R Patton in the Cloth ing store in Mason City known as the Bell Clothiers Mr Patton then went into the real estate business in Mason City in 1919 He was elected president of the Mason City Loan tc Invest ment Co in 1928 This eventually became the W L Patton Real Es tate and Investment Company which is operating today Marritd in Rockford Dec 31 1889 he was married to Anna Lyon at Rockford Three sons were born to them Bradford Roger and Willis the latter two a ssociated with their father in the W Co Mr Patton was a past president and secretary of the Chamber of Commerce then known as the Ma son City Commercial Club He was Eminent Commander of Masons for two terms and was on the Ma son City Board of Education for a number of years He was a member of the Iowa State Real Estate Association a past member of the California Real Estate Association a member of the brokers division of theNational Association of Estate Boards the North Central Iowa Real Es tate Board arid a past member of the North Iowa Fair Association ofr which he was one of the founders Oldtst Y He was also a member of the BPOE the First Congregational Church and a past member of the official board of the church He was the oldest member of the YMCA was for many years presi dent and served on the board of directors 19 years during which time the present building was con structed Surviving are his three sons Bradford L Patton ChicagoRoger C and Willis 0 Patton Ma son City three grandchildren Ann Patton William B Patton and Richard D Patton and two brothers Clint A Patton Pasa dena and Charles R Patton Clear Lake He was preceded in death by his wife Anna Lyon Pat ton June 3 1933 in Mason City and brothers Funeral services will be held at p m Wednesday at the Major Memorial Chapel with the Rev Peter Jansen pastor of the First Congregational Church officiating Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery Friends may call at the chapel until the time of services Filibuster Opposed by McCarthy Debate Opens Wednesday WASHINGTON thy said Tuesday he wouldnt favor any filibuster to prevent a Senate vote on the question of censuring him and would be sur prised if one developed McCarthys statement was made when reporters told him there were persistent reports some of his friends might try to prolong debate until midnight Dec 24 when the extraordinary Senate session which convened Monday will die automatically From one of McCarthys defend rs on the censure issue Sen Jarrett came a predic tion that there will be a vote probably just before Thanksgiv Opposing Barrett said he would make a speech against censure but I think hell be Sen George DGa also told re porters he thought the Senate could reach a vote before Thanksgiving Jeorge said he wont make up us mind how to he hears hedebate Republican leaders planned to luddle during the afternoon on the possibility of some kind of a compromise which would avoid an official censure of McCarthy but retain a measure of rebuke for his alleged contemptuous treat ment of a Senate subcommittee nd his treatment of Brig Gen lalph W Zwicker a witness be pre the Senate Investigations Sub lommittee which McCarthy heads A Republican who reported plans or the meeting said no formof JUDGE MARIAN Cut in Income Tax Sought WASHINGTON across theboard income tax cut will be sought in the next Congress by Rep Dingell Dingell second ranking Demo crat on the House Ways and Means Committee that initiates all tax bills said Monday night hell file a tax on the first day of the session Jan 5 The bill would increase exemp tions for each taxpayer and de pendent by at least and would repeal a tax cut on dividend in come enacted this year Dingell said Harlan Nomination Expected WASHINGTON Eisenhowers nomination of Cir cuit Judge John Marshall Harlan to the Supreme Court where his grandfather once seemed headed for easy passage through the Senate But trouble appeared to be brewing for the nomination of Atomic Energy Commissioner Joseph Campbell to be comptroller general head of the General Accounting Office The White House announced the nominations Monday and said the ompromise yet had been devel ped Formal debate on the proposed ensure is expected to get under ay Wednesday Stvtnl Phastt McCarthy said he expects to peak a number of times on vari us phases of a report made by a pecial committee headed by Sen which recoin the Wisconsin Vatkins mend censure for enator The Senate spent Tuesday eulog zing senators who have died in ecent months McCarthy spoke riefly in high praise of the late en McCarran He said cCarrans record would inspire ther men to carry the torch of rue Barrett said he expected Sen Dirksen RDl would be floor ader for senators opposing the ensure move Farmer Dies in Crash of Car and Tractor MARSHALLTOWN Jethro cCubbin 67 farmer near Green fountain died in a hospital here te Monday of injuries suffered arlier in the day in the collision f his tractor and a car near his ome Authorities said McCubbin was rivingonto the gravel road when s tractor was struck by a car riven by Dwayne Garber 17 of ear Marshalltown Hero Takes All Blame for School Blast ALLEN remorseful superintendent credited with hero ism by his students accepted re sponsibility for striking the match which accidentally touched off a deafening gas explosion at Allen High School Monday injuring him self tbe principal arid 45 Three of the injured including Principal Freeman Pickle are re ported in critical condition Twenty were still hospitalized Tuesday The onestory brick school building was virtually demolished The superintendent J N Mc Keel who suffered shook cuts and bruises told a reporter I pre sumeI set off the blast in an at tempt on my part to find a gas leak I had no reason to think there was a general Students were flung against ithe ceiling and blown through windows by the bomblike blast Fire Chief Harvey Butler who estimated damage at said gas apparently had been accumu lating under the floor several days The 150 students in the structure at the time had high praise for Mc said he helped hold up a collapsing ceiling so other vic tims could be rescued first would submit them for mally to the Senate Tuesday First reaction of senators willing to comment indicated that Harlans selection was not likely to stir any controversy but that Campbells nomination might be challenged by opponents of the proposed Dixon Yates contract to supply private power in the Tennessee Valley Au thority area Campbell was one of the AEC members who approved the contracts form The contract now is under study by the Senate House Atomic Committee Harlans nomination to filla va cancy left by the recent death of Justice Robert H Jackson is Eisen howers second Supreme Court ap pointment Last year he named former Gov Earl Warren of Cali fornia chief justice If confirmed Harlan would join Warren and Justice Harold Bur ton as the third Republican on the nineman court Campbell would succeed the re tired Lindsay Warren Harlan a tall and athleticlook ing 55 lives in New York and since March has served as a judge of the federal circuit which includes New York Connecticut and Vermont A grandson of a Supreme Court justice who bore the same name and served for 34 years until his death in 1911 Harlan was associ ated with Atty Gen Brownell in a New York law firm from 192729 He is an experienced trial lawyer and has seen duty as prosecutor and crime buster HUSKING BEE MOUNT AYR W Eightyfour men picked arid cribbed 70 acres of corn Monday in a husking bee at the farm of Mrs Joe Fetty whose husband died recently CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE BOSS AP Wircphoto Leonard Warren still dressed for his role of Amonasro in the opera is congratulated by the Metropolitan Operas general manager Rudolph Bing after the gala opening of the 195455 season Also in the dressing room of the famed New York opera house was Mrs Warren second from left and Margaret Truman daughter of the former President Boone Area Farmer Treated in Hospital BOONE Shadle 29 was in University Hospitals at owa City Tuesday with injuries suffered when he became entan gled in the power takeoff of a trac or RED CRACKDOWN TEHRAN Iran courts have sentenced 12 Iranian to death and four to prison tfe week for Communist Activities ft wif tnnooBced Tuesday About The Weather Maton City Cloudy mild Iowa r Cloudy warm I o w Temperatures Wednesday through Sunday will average two to five degrees above normal Normal highs 46 north 52 south Lows 28 north 32 south Mild Wednesday be coming colder late Thursday and Friday Warmer Saturday and Sunday Precipitation averaging onethird to onehalf inch in rain Thursday and again about Sat urday A few sprinkles day Continued mild Globe Gazette weather data up to Tues day Maximum 61 Minimum 37 At 3f YEAR AGO Maximum 47 Mtaimum 11 ctowf U S Soldier Given Asylum by Russians Corporal Had Been CourtMartialed VIENNA Austria W The So viet Information Service an nounced Tuesday that Russian au thorities in Austria have grante an American soldier political asy lum The Army said the sol dier had been AWOL since Oct after being courtmartialed an broken from sergeant to corporal The Russian announcement iden tified the soldier as William Clay ton Turner 32 Army head quarters in Heidelberg gave hi home address as Water Valley Miss Armored Group An Army spokesman said Turner has been attached to the 124th Ar mored Ordnance Battalion sta tionecj at Mauw Germany Avail able records did not indicate on what charge he was courtmar tialed The Soviet agency said Turner had asked for and been granted permission to live in Russia The agency quoted a letter it said he had written which gave this ac count of his defection from the West While serving in Germany he became convinced that the rebirth of an aggressive German army would lead to war He became cer tain that the government was preparing new aggression in col in West Germany He said he crossed from Ger CHATS WITH BANKERS T Coleman Andrews internal revenue commissioner chats with F A Hummel president of the First State Bank of Britt The two got together before Andrews address to Iowa bankers meeting in convention at DCS Moineg Oct 15 with the idea of seeking political asylum in the Soviet I have decided to go where there is real freedom for a simple man and I therefore ask for the possibility to live and work in the Soviet he was quoted The letter said Turner was draft ed in 1942 took part in the Nor mandy landings and served with the 29th Division From 1945 to 1952 after his discharge from the Army he was mostly out of work In 1952 he was enlisted again and sent to West Germany WriteIn Votes Elect Coroner NEW HAMPTONThe office of coroner of Chickasaw County was decided by writein at the general election Nov 2 of the votei by the board of M o n d a y showed that Dr Paul C Richmond New Hampton received 20 votes Dr A Lr Murphey Fredericksburjf 13 and Dr E C OConnor New Hampton Dr OConnor has served by ap pointment Dr Paul E Gard ner death in 1953 Dr Gardner was a Kepubticav SHERIFF TWITO Twito Ousted From Office Slate Hearing ESTHERVILLE WVSheriff Em et Twito of Emmet County was nder suspension Tuesday by a ourt order signed in connection with an official petition which barged Twito had been drunk on ix different occasions The petition which asks Twitos ermanent removal from office filed by Atty Gen Leo A loegh and County Attorney Danie anderson The suspension order signed by District Judge G W tillman Htirinj Judge Stillman set Nov 19a ic date for a hearing on tbe issue f whether Twito should be re moved permanently from office He as reelected last Tuesday to an ther term after being the Republican primary las ring He had no opponent in the encral election judges order directs that witos suspension shall remain in orce until he is removed perma ently or until the charge against im is dismissed The petition asserts that Twito s intoxicated in Estherville on hree different occasions and that e was intoxicated at Bancroft at rimghar and at Spencer The etition contends these incidents ccurred during the period Aug 7 952 and Sept 22 1954 OMVWI An Emmet County grand jury st week indicted Twito on a large of operating a motor ve Icle while intoxicated He is free t bond pending a trial set The indictment grew out of a hreccark collision on an Esther Tile itreetfSept 22 in which two persons were Some two ago Twito ai charged with operating a mo r vehicle whfle intoxicated but grand jury did not indict him SMfAK ADVERTISINe STILLWATER Minn L 1955 license plate umber is 2020 Glodgctt is an Sioux Cityon Questioned in Bremmer Case To Return Palmer From Oregon PORTLAND Ore e caped Iowa mental patient quo tioncd about the murder of Jimmi Bremmer 8 Sioux City Iowa ha waived extradition to Iowa an will be returned soon police sai Tuesday The man was identified as Ly1 Walter Palmer 36 who escape Yom the Cherokee Iowa Menta Health Institute in 1953 after bein committed from Sioux City He i serving a 120day sentence here on a peeping Tom charge Authorities said Palmer will be returned to Iowa as soon as au horities come for him Body Found Harry Gibbons chief of Siou City detectives said Portland po ice questioned Palmer three times bout the mutilationmurder of th Bremmer boy who disappearcc Aug 31 The boys body was found n a field near Sioux City after a mass search Oregon authorities said Palmer enied during two interrogations hat he had been in Sioux City The hird time they said he admitted ontacting someone in Sioux City Lug 30 to see about a The 0 re g o n authorities said told them he went to Wat rtown S the night before the nurder got drunk and spent 10 ays in jail Later he caught j Teight train to Spokane Wash nd then went to Portland the po cc said Palmer escaped from the menta ealth institute at Cherokee in 953 after being committed from ioux City Gibbons said it has never been stablished how Palmer escapee nd that he was considered violen t times He said detectives would contin e an investigation of the murder hen Palmer is returned to Chero ce It was not known when that ould be HourLong Smoke Wins for Student PHILADELPHIA Rutgers fniversity student kept his briar urning for 61 minutes and 15 sec nds Monday to win the first nnual Intercollege Pipe Smoking hampionship The time set by avid H Hallman Jr was 30 sec nds better than Bill Knipe of emple University recorded SAM DATfTfflSM Secretary in News Conference Bohlen Gets More Backing WASHINGTON UP The United States is considering giving jet fighter escorts to American air craft which fly near Communist territory Secretary of State Dullei disclosed Tuesday Dulles told a news conference ho question is presently being studied by the Joint Chiefs of Staff He noted that the pilot of the RB29 photographic plane shot down by Soviet fighters over Ja panese waters last Sunday had authority to shoot back but did not do so At the Pentagon reporters wera old that theater commanders al ready have authority to send out some fighter escorts A spokes man said some missions in fact have been given escort where it was mechanically practicable to accompany bombers and where here were reasons to anticipate possible trouble Somt Discussion In Dulles meeting with newsmen there was some discussion of why the U S RB29 did not shoot back Dulles said this was one of those lairline decisions on which people might make different judgments afterwards That was the case also with Ambassador Charles E Boh len and his decision to attend a Soviet party in Moscow Sunday night following lie plane incident Dulles said Dulles said Bohlen had to make a quick judgment without instruc tions fronrWashingtonJon the basis of incomplete Information which reached him less than an hour before he left for the party The ambassadors attendance at the party had been criticized by Sens Knowland RCalif and Bridges RNH just before Dul es meeting with newsmen Dulles also declared Russias claim that the RB29 fired first is a falsehood The significant thing he added was that the Soviet gov ernment felt it necessary to justify be shooting down of the plane Questions on the shooting down jf the RB29 as a result of which ine airman was killed and 10 para huted safely were threaded hroughout the news conference Short Nott In general he said he thinks his omment on the plane attack had icen expressed adequately in the hort but he hoped pungent note f protest Monday The note de manded moral and material rep rations from the Soviets Dulles aid he prepared the note Sunday fternoon after speaking on the hone with President Eisenhower Meanwhile he added the United itates has received a made public Monday from the oviet which apparently crossed he United States protest The American government cnows from members of the crew hat the United States plane did ot fire Dulles commented Dulles then turned to the ques ion of why Bohlen attended the arty in Moscow celebrating the Communist Revolution in Russia vhere Bohlen talked with Premier flalenkov Dulles said incidental y that the ambassador did not ake up the plane incident with Walenkov because it would not ave been proper for him to do so vithout instructions from WashJng on Bohlen went to the party at 7 clock Only a few minutes be ore that he had learned that here had been an incident Dulles eclared A message on the matter ad reached Moscow at 6 oclock ut it had to be decoded and re orts sent to the ambassadors res dence Quick Decision Therefore Dulles said Bohlen ad to make a quick decision with ut time to evaluate the whole situ tion or to get a judgment from ashington and he acted on that asis The decision he made Dul s said is understandable in cir umstances whether or not more me to think it over would result i disagreement with it Word from State Department mrces Monday v was that Bohlen d not know about the plane when e went to the party The point as not raised at tbe con rcnce Tuwday ;