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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 9, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKE Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires S ALL NORTH IOWAN MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9 1955 S NEIGHBOR S This Paper Consists Two Oaa consists Two Ooa N0 27 Demos Register Big Gains in Elections Heavy Turnout of Voters in Many State Communities Battle for Council at Capital City Manager Is Issue Bj Associated Iress Iowas biennial city elections brought a heavy turnout of voters Tuesday in numerous communities where the balloting was spiced by lively contests over municipal of fices and side issues of the type that make for a good fight at the polls In Des Moines the states larg est city for example a battle over two council seats resulted in the heaviest general municipal election vote since 1948 Annexation questions were among the special issues that helped to arouse interest of the electorate But this response was not general because many local elections were largely routine af fairs Two Candidates The balloting in Des Moines marked by active participation by the AFL produced the election of two the city council supported by the AFL They were Robert E Conley 33 an attorney and Frank W Mc Gowan 56 southside merchant They defeated Mrs Jack P Cleve land 45 and Harold Teachout 53 an insurance executive who had the backing of the local CIO coun cil and the Good Government Assn Des Moines1 city manager gov ernment was a factor in the elec lion Conicy and MeGowan said they favored the city manager plan but objected to the way it has op erated in Des Moines The same issue was involved at Iowa City where a slate of Council Manager Assn candidates com posed of Philip Horgan Louis Loria and George Dvorsky de Forest Fire Out of Control Heads for LOS ANGELES COUNTY TUJUNGA Calif WA fire that has charred an estimated 10000 acres of brush and timber in Ventura County north of here is out of control on a threemile front moving toward Us Angeles Coun ty an official reported Wednesday At least 250 fire fighters were at the northwestern edge of the county as the blaze burning into its third day crackled to within less than a mile of the county line Meanwhile another firein thepopulous LaTuna Canyon District of Tuiunga a suburb north of Los Angeleshas been reduced to a flickering glow on all but one front Three homes were destroyed Tuesday by this blaze now in its fourth day It has blackened acres in the Verdugo Mountains NEW Shire a partsman for thc Interna tional Harvester Co was elected 3rd Ward councilman in Mason i Citys election Tuesday He topped the incumbent C A Schaffer 326 to 282 It was the only contest in the municipal vote Jacob Ravenstad council man at large and James R Brown 1st Ward were reelected featcd a NonPartisan Taxpayers League slate for three council posts At Fairfield there was a proposal to adopt the city manager system and It was turned down three to one Spirited Vote Cedar Rapids had a spirited elec tion in which Jim Meaghan execu tive of the baseball club there was chosen a year Robert J Vlack Three of four incumbent members of the Cedar Rapids council svere elected but M A Halvorson re de featcd W W Stolba the present sfrects commissioner by a land slide margin At Davenport Democratic Mayor Walter won reelection with a majority over H F Jager Republican and Police Magistrate Edmund Carroll also a Democrat was reelected In the council race however the Democrats and Re publicans each took three seats In numerous localities incumbent mayors lengers fell before new chal One of these was Clinton where Mayor Don R Allison seeking a fourth term was defeated by An drew ball member of the council Herbert Schoutcn candidate for a fourth term as mayor of Kcokuk was defeated by James OBrien At Fort Matiison Walter J Gtmthcr defeated the incumbent Mayor Le roy Bean Loses Out Another fourth term mayoralty candidate lost at Crcston where Incumbent Arnold W Cook was de feated by Fred Urbach Still another was Mayor Leslie R Wright of Perry defeated by Lucien S Doran At Council Bluffs Paul L Gron stal bank cashier and Joseph B Katelman scrap metal and real estate dealer were elected to two council seats Katelman edged Ger ald W Kirn who with Gronsta was a candidate on a Good Govern ment Cemmittee slate Katelman was a member of the council be fore Council Bluffs adopted the city manager plan Egypt Blames Arms Sale on U S Delays CAIRO Egypt charges Washingtons postponement and promises on her requests for arms forced her to buy weapons from the Communists The government statement was Egypts explanation of a move which suddenly spotlighted a grow ing struggle between the West and the Communist bloc for leadership in the Middle East Egypts decla ration was an effort to refute remark by Asst Secretary of State George Allen to the effccl Cairo suddenly turned to the Com munists for arms while negotiating with Washington Arms Embargo In a dispatch from Washington the New York Herald Tribune said the United States was giving top level consideration to asking the Security Council to embargo all arms shipments to the Middle East This was said to be one rea son why Washington is reluctant to sell arms quickly to Israel to match Egyptian purchases from Czechoslovakia The embargo plan was said to have been worked out in consulta tion with Britain and France in Geneva and the three Western cap itals The HeraldTribune said the Soviet Union likely would veto the embargo proposal in the secur ity Council but that such action would expose Russia to the world as a munitions merchant bent on gambling with the lives and secur ity of millions of Next Moves In Geneva the United States and Britain were reported arranging Suspend Talks on Unification and Security GENEVA Western Pow ers failed to change Russias at tempt to Sovietize all Germany Wednesday and suspended discus sion of European security and the reunification of Germany The action came after U S Secretary of State Dulles had charged that Russian policy would perpetuate a danger to the peace of Europe Has Priority Molotov in his speech to the reign m i n i s t e r s conference said that security has priority over Germany reimifica tion The Western security propo sals he said are unsatisfactory and Russian proposals have not been properly considered Molotov who Tuesday rejected the idea of free elections in Ger many snid the German problem is a matter to be settled by the two Germanys Two Points Dulles emphasized two points at the very outset of his blunt state ment to Moscow at Wednesdays Big Four session the ninth of this Geneva conference Strobel Resigns U S Job Conflict of Interest i WASHINGTON UP Federal iuildings Commissioner Peter A Strobe under fire in a conflict of ntercst case resigned Wednes day Slrobels resignation was acccpt d with regret by the General Services Administration Strobel was investigated by a House judiciary subcommittee las month for possible conflict of in crests between his governmen post and his New York consulting ingineering firm Strobel Salz man No Benefit In a letter of resignation to GSA Administrator Edmund F Mansur Tuesday Strobel in no cas has any official action of min been influenced by my private in My firm hasnot received any financial benefit directly or indi my officia rectly by reason of he said First he said the Soviet position if persisted in will perpetuate conditions which put in jeopardy thc peace of Second hesaid speech Tuesday strikes a crippling blow at the development of relations of confidence between the West and Russia South Africa Pulls Out Delegation to U N in Protest UNITED NATIONS N Y tin South Africa announced Wednes day she had decided to recall her delegations from the United Na tions because of a decision for continued investigation of South Africas race segregation policy W C du Plessis South Africas chief delegate to the U N General Assembly made the announcement assemblys Special Political Committee The committee had just passed a resolution to go ahead with a long investigation of the segrega tion policy in South Africa Strobel admitted retaining an in terest in his firm while serving as public buildings commissioner However he also denied in testi mony before the House group that he ever used his official position to benefit himself financially or to get business for his firm Received Contracts But he admitted that on at least two occasions clients of his firm received government contracts He also acknowledged that since assuming his federal job he had dunned the Army Corps of Engin eers for for work previously performed by his firm In his letter of resignation Stro be said it appears that no matter how honorable my conduct the mere existence of my private business connections will be seized upon by some people to create suspicion and embarrass me and the in the Buffalo broke out white stuff tf of with seven inches of the lust of the season Virginia Bey 10 goes to work with but her doer Nellie doesnt quite know how to feel about it ON DES MOINES RIVER il Approves Two Flood Control Projects DES MOINES Iowa Na ral Resources Council Wednesda ipproved the Army Engineer pro for flood control projects o lie Des Moines River at upstream Saylorville and downstream How ell The combined cost to the fcdera lovernment would be about 115A million dollars These figures are Lawsuit Filed at Anamosa ANAMOSA dam age suit has been filed here against the Maquoketa Valley Rural Elec tric Cooperative by the estate of Henry Duitsman 27 who was lineman for thc Haok DCS Moines Ministers Wife Reaches Freedom HONG KONG Lau Broughton the wife of a Chi ese minister crossed the bordei rom Red China Wednesday bor cler guards reported Mrs Lau thc former Laura Lou is Augenstein was arrested March 2 1951 and imprisoned until some time in the spring of 1954 when the Reds released her She has since lived at Canton with her husbanc and three children Mrs Lau of the Church of Christ had worked with lepers in Licnli Kwantung Province until her arrest About The Weather high level talks within 48 hours to chart their next moves against Russias diplomatic offensive in the Middle East Diplomatic officials in the Swiss city said high priority was being given to a suggestion that either President Eisenhower or British Prime Minister Eden or both ap p c a I directly to Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin for Russian co operation in maintaining peace in the Middle East Mason City Partly cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday Warmer Wednesday night low 2832 High Thursday about 50 Iowa Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday Windy and warmer in cast Wednesday night Little change in temperature on Thursday Low Wednesday night 28 northwest to 38 southeast High Thursday near 50 Minnesota Cloudy mild Globe Gazette weather data to 8 a m Wed nesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Prccip Trace YEAR AGO Maxirnuin Minimum MILD TURNCOATS FREEDThree former POWs who turned thenbacks on the after the Korean war and who later returned home voluntarily chat with newsmen Tues day after their release from a San Francisco Army orison A Supreme Court ruling that the military had no jurisdic G thcir r and William Djxlfcon based on cost estimates of a cou ple of years ago The council had tentatively ap proved the Howell project in 1950 contingent upon its relation to the Saylorvile plan The proposed dam at Howell would cost about 75 mil lion dollars and a dam and reser voir at Saylorville about 40M mil lion dollars The next objective of the Saylor ville project is authorization by Congress and later appropriation of funds for the work Congress authorized the Howell project sev eral years ago and appropriated about a million dollars for prelimi nary work It is anticipated the Saylorville project will be placed before the next session of Congress The site of the Saylorville work is about six miles upstream from Two Women Hurt When Bus and Car Hit Near Corwith Moines The Howell or some times called Red Rock project is about 60 milesdownstream from Des Moines Construction of the two proj ects will eliminate a high percent age of the flood damage presently sustained on the main steam of the Des Moines the council said U added lu addition the projects will provide sufficient conservation storage to offset deficiencies in presently experienced along the Des Moines The council pointed out that the two projects do not permit a com prehensive1 treatment of all water use and control problems within the basin However the council continued its review indicates that the proposed plans will constitute an integral part of a comprehensive plan for flood control and soil and water conservation The council said that in view of thc pressing need for flood con trol and supplemental low water CORW1TH Surprise GOP in Indiana Chandler Is New Governor By The Associated Press Democrats registered off year municipal election gains in Indi ana Pennsylvania and Connecti cut Tuesday and scored sweeping victories in races for governor of Kentucky and mayor of Philadel phia Republicans made gains here and there but the net results in many areas favored the Demo crats The two feature races went ac cording to advance expectations In Kentucky B Happy Chandler made a political come back by defeat ing Republican Edwin R Den ney for the gov ernor ship by landslide pro portions Chand ler a former U S senator and baseball c o m missioner re turned to t h e governors post CHANDLER he last held in 19351939 He had been out of political office for 10 years Dilworth Wins In Philadelphia 57yearold Richardson Dilworth a veteran Democratic swartVped Republican W Tnacher Long streth a 35yearold politiea2 neo phyte in winningelection as may or of that onetime GOP strong hold by votes The remain der of the Democratic ticket with one exception swept into office with Dilworth Longstreth had re ceived thn personal endorsmenfc of President Eisenhower Ohio voters dealt the CIO a set lack in its drive to win approval of a supplemental layoff pay plan and increased state jobless bene fits The CIO conceded defeat aft er the twin proposal trailing from the beginning had fallen more than votes behind Democrats scored their most surprising triumphs in normally Republican Indiana Incumbent Republicans were toppled in Indianapolis and South Bend Mun Evansville Michigan City Marion New Castle and Blooming ton among others Overall the Democrats reversed the lineup of Indiana mayors from 70 Republicans and 32 Dem ocratic before the election to 72 Democratic and 30 Republican Net Gain Democrats also registered gains in Pennsylvania For the first time in 50 years they were lead ing in Bucks County balloting And flow the proposed projects should in Allegheny County Pittsburgh n rl 1 i Kispitalized and 10 children riding n a school bus escaped injury Tuesday afternoon in a collision between the bus and a car at t i 01 iuuj U j iy I i LIMJIJJ tin J nft he rlcfciTCd Ponding solution Republican Dist Atty James F Ailing his Democrat county road intersection north of here a mile Mrs Gary Studer 20 and her mother Mrs Jake Leerar 44 both of Corwith were taken to Mercy Hospital at Mason City The con lition of Mrs Studer was listed as critical She was driving the car The bus driven by G c o r g c Riggle was carrying children The Saylorville project would provide a flood control storage reservoir covering a m a x i mum of to hold the equivalent ofa foot of wa ter covering acres The ic opponent Malonc has been con sidered a possible candidate for senator or governor In New York a potential battleground the Democrats made a net gain of one in the contests HUo Ilit I win in LllU UUllLUSIS amount of water to he held for mayors This included paper lease to meet downstream needs tnin victories in Troy and Sche would be acre feel covering The Democrats lost one acres or about the size 07eontcsl a Democratturned Spirit Lake independent The HovvcH project would proDemocratic National Committee vide a maximum capacity of Carmine DeSapio viewed the 000 acre feet covering about so optimistically he predict 000 acres The amount to be il sPclledlhe election of n Dcm the crash occurred The car vas westbound and the hu L lowan Among Dead in B47 Accident MARLIN homb captains were killed Tuesday ight when their B47B jet from Biggs Air Force Base El Paso exploded and crashed only ive minutes after making a rou ine radio report Biggs authorities identified thc cad as Capt E O Tillon 39 plane ommandcr Brady survived y a widow and three children apt A G Sterling 29 pilot Jagle Grove Iowa survived by a idow and three childien Capt I T Courcier Wichit Kails survived by a widow and wn children would Prcsdent next year acre feet covering State Chairman but within Morhouse contended how jevcr thc opposing campaign in upstate New York h a d been In neighboring Connecticut Dcm crats uprooted an Republican regime in Watcrbury Manufacturing Trade Salaries Hit in OPiAvcrage earni They also elected a mayor in Nor Iowa manufacturing walk turning out an independent n ou an nepenen reached an alltime high of Bridgeport voters reelected Jasn AU1USl UlC Iowacr 77yparoId Socialist w i yparo ocas Development his 12th straight term as mavor SAME DATE1954 hall gains as indicating a trend pointing toward victory in the state and national elections next year In Arkansas Democrat Wood row Wilson Mann a 40yearold insurance man new to politics whipped Republican Mayor Pratt C Rcmmel of Little Rock Rem mel was seeking his third term Peterson Wins In Massachusetts Democrat C Gerald Luccy was trying his ;