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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 12, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I OWANS NEIGHBOR S HOME EDITION VOL LXIV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12 1957 This Paper Consists of Two 29 Naming Czar Is Not New Killians Role Has Precedents By RALPH CHAPMAN New York Herald Tribune News Service naming of James Killian as missiles czar a position which gives him author ity over the countrys missile program reminds many observ ers here that only in times of gravest emergency has such power been vested in a single individual The last time that a President of the United States felt it nec essary to take such action was during World War II Four men who exercised what amounted to dictatorship in as many fields were Julius A Krug Harold L Ickes William M Jeffers and Lt Gen then Major General Les lie R Groves These men had two things in None had even a slight technical knowledge of the area in which he was given complete control and all were administra tors of great ability Proven Administrator Here is where Killian differs As president of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Killian is both a proven administrator and t topnotch missiles man Krug who was to succeed Ickes as Secretary of the Inter ior became chairman of the Wai Production Board at a time the fall of 1944 when the operations of that powerful agency seemed hopelessly snarled He demon strated immediately an ability to get along with big business while wielding powers which no businessman felt should have been permitted government al any time Without the coopera tion of these who were making things Jthe WPB found its task immeasurably harder if not impossible What Krug did xwas to insis that his agency get out of the way of business and allow the economy of the country to func tion freely He won Wall Street and industrialist generally by dropping unnecessary wartime controls as fast as possible When the war in Europe ended Krugs was the only agency with a completed peacetime recon version program Member of Cabinet Ickes on the other hand was a member of the Cabinet long before the war and had duties previously unknown to the In terior Department forced upon him by the emergency that was triggered by Pearl Harbor Pres ident Roosevelt by decree ex tended his authority to include dictatorial rule over coal and oil the fuels vital to successful conduct of the fight on the far thest shores of the Atlantic and the Pacific Jeffers was drafted from his job as president of the Union Pacific Railroad to take control of the production and allocation of rubber He accepted the job while protesting that he knew nothing about it Available Material He was no sooner in Washing ton than he became embroiled with the Army and the Navy in a battle over who was to get the available material Defying a White House edict against that Shepoiser Resigns Schools Post Here for Wichita Situation OFFICERS BEFORE RECORD FLIGHT Gen Curtis LeMay Air Force vice chief of staff puffs on a cigar during briefing session before taking off on the flight which set a world distance nonstop record Left to AP Fhotofax right are Brig Gen Donald Saunders commander 57th Air Division Maj Gen William Fisher deputy com mander 8th Air Force LeMay and Capt Charles Gandy second pilot Jet Tanker Sets Nonstop Mark r PUGS PrOMI US to Argentina Jet PLANE THAT SET is the Air Force KC135 jet tanker shown as it left Westover AFB Mass which AP Photofax flew nonstop to Buenos Aires Argentina distance of 6300 miles sort of thing he brought the in traadministration strife into the open and sounded off publicy His persistence resulted in a truce and a compromise on the part of the services The Air Force was a part of the Army at that time One of the important problems which he solved was that of help ing the tire industry adjust to synthetic rubber after the kinks had been ironed out of the new fabric He brought synthetic rub ber production from almost noth ing to more than a million tons a year Gen Groves held a job which if not necessarily more difficult than that assigned the other war time czars was infinitely more complex For more than three years he was undisputed dicta tor of the Manhattan District the supersecret program that resulted in UIP atom bomb An Army engineer who had di rected construction of the Pen tagon Gen Groves had none of the knowledge necessary for a scientific understanding of the bomb What he did have was the ability the cold strength of char acter to make decisions when tJM experts differed North Iowa Fair Meeting Wednesday Farmers and businessmen will gather at the Hotel Hanford Wed nesday noon at for the an nual meeting of the stockholders of the North Iowa Fair Following a lunch and an ad dress by Don Ross merchandis ing manager for Successful Farming the business meeting is scheduled to get under way at 2 pm according to President Leigh Cmran Large Gathering Fair association enthusiasts are hopeful there will be a large gathering present tohear the Ross address Ross hlis appeared in Mason City on several occasions and each time with a different mes sage out of his vast category of ideas The Successful Farming resentative is particular thusiastic about Iowa pointed out for example that the Hawkeye State leads in nu merous categories rep en He The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy arid mild Tuesday nightLow 3942 Cloudy mild occasional light rain or drizzle Wednesday high 4952 Iowa Considerable cloudiness continued mild through Wed nesday Occasional light rain or drizzle south Wednesday Low Tuesday night in 40s Minnesota Showers mild GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum 55 Minimum 35 At 8 am 39 YEAR AGO Maximum 55 Minimum 29 Two Men Injured in Britt Crash BRITT Gordon Osby and Du jane Olson both 30 Kanawha jwere taken to the Hancock Me morial Hospital here Monday night following an accident on Highway III A 1954 Ford driven by Olson struck a tree as he attempted to Living Standard Among these are in standard of farm living farm telephones per capita number of tractors chickens eggs produced live stock valuation farm machinery total farm wealth farm land and buildings cattle hogs oats corn production of blue grass seen popcorn production As a matter of fact he once said Iowa produces more than 10000 bushels of corn per square mile and that includes land and farms SAME Black flag means traffic death in past 24 hourt make a curve at the edge of Hamilton town and lost control of the car Damage to the car was extenwalking Floyd County Court Case Is Reversed DES MOINES OP The Iowa Supreme Court ruled in a 63 de cision Tuesday that the Floyd County District Court committed a reversible and prejudicial er ror in permitting a blood test for intoxication to be introduced in in a traffic fatality evidence case The court said the sample was for the benefit of the State Safe ty Department and is confiden tial The court said also the low er court was wrong in not ap plying a nowitness rule New Trial Thus the court remanded for a new trial a case in which Floyd Hamilton Charles City is seek ing 525000 damages from Clar ence Becker Bassett The case arose out of a traffic accident in which Hamiltons son Dean 23 was killed March 23 1956 The jury found for Becker and Ham here new BUENOS AIRES Gen Cur tis E LeMay landed a giant U S Air Force KC135 jet tanker early Tuesday setting a world distance record for nonstop nonrefueling jet flight It was a dramatic demonstra tion of the United States inter continental striking power The cigarsmoking Air Force vice chief of staff and a crew of 18 brought the military version of the Boeing 707 jetliner down in the Argentine capital at am after a 6350mile flight from Westovcr Air Force base in Massachusetts Set in 1955 The flight took 13 hours and 2 minutes The official distance record of 1448 milesfor a nonstop nore fueling jet flight was set in 1955 by a French Mistral This is the record that has been checked and accepted by the Federation Aero nautique Internationale However there have been longer flights in cluding one last month by a KC 135 from Seattle to Washington D C a distance of 2340 miles For propeller driven planes the Navy P2V twinengine Neptune tiolds the official record of 11 235 miles for a nonstop norefuel ing flight This was set Sept 29 Stevenson Rejects IkesBid Wanted for Advisory Job WASHINGTON ffi The White House said Tuesday Adlai Steven son has turned down an invitation to help prepare an American pro gram to be recommended to the North Atlantic Treaty Organiza tion Presidential Press Secretary James C Hagerty said Stevenson has agreed however to com ment on the program which thi country will lay before its allie in the hope of overtaking the Rus sians in the guided missile anc related fields President Eisenhower plan personally to head the American delegation at the NATO meeting in Paris next month No Elaboration Hagerty declined to elaborate LAWRENCE H SHEPOISER on what effect the comment returns of the typhoon Garcia Takes Early Lead in Election MANILA Car os P Garcia and vice presiden tial candidate Jose Laurel Jr ran up early leads Tuesday in first from Stevenson who twice op posed Eisenhower for the presi dency would have on American policy But Hagerty did say Stevensons comment will not be forthcoming until after the American program has been pre pared From all appearances this means nothing Stevenson will more than submit to tha the Oct 1 The 1946 Air Force ilton appealed The record shows that in Washington said the flight marked a new milestone in the history of jet av iation An Air Force announcement said the KC135 in addition to its role as a tanker for B52 heavy bombers and new jet fighters is readily adaptable to serving as a transport for troops and vi tal cargo at jet speeds and high altitudes Aviation Week LeMay flew to the Argentine capital to participate in the ob servance of Argentinas National was struck by a driven by Becker Hamilton was Aviation Week Later Tuesday he youngiwas to present a letter of greet carjing from President Eisenhower on a highway near Charles City Becker claimed the Arambur reported inyounger Hamilton was American fair condition Tuesday Their incated and a blood test was inRussia has juries consisted mostly of shock traduced as evidence and a silver model of the KC135 to Provisional President Pedro White House or the State Depart ment the sort of comment he nor mally would be expected to issue publicly on something already done without consultation with him Further Details Hagerty said he knew nothing about reports that the 1952 and 1956 Democratic presidential nominee might go to Paris with the President next month either as an official or unofficial ad viser Stevenson Democratic presi dential nominee in 1952 and 1956 reportedly was wanted for a role similar to that filled by John Foster Dulles during the Tritman administration He would be foreign policy adviser from the opposition party Sports Bulletin CLEVELAND fl Frank Lane Tuesday was hired as general manager of the Cleve land Indians Lane giving up a similar position with the St Louis Cardinals will succeed Hank Greenberg He will have a threeyear contract with Indians disrupted which six national elections in million persons voted Military officials called the elec tion the quietest and smoothest in the nations brief history al though it was estimated unoffi cially that 19 pensons were kille in preelection campaign violence An estimated 8000 constabulaiJj troops the polls where the number of voters wa reduced bythe rain and heav winds of the typhoon As soon as the polls closed Gar cia mobilized all government re lief organizations to aid the vie tims of Typhoon Kit Election officials expected a rend to be established by Tues day night but said communica ions disrupted by the typhoon may slow vote counting for two or three days Strategic Bombers All Over World Now on Full Alert PARIS WVThe chief of the US Strategic Air Command said Tuesday he has planes all over he world loaded w i t h nuclear bombs ready to take off 15 min utes after any warning of a Soviet attack Gen Thomas Powers said the SAC mounted this alert Oct 1 and iias kept it up ever since He was addressing a news con ference at the parliamentary as sembly of the North Atlantic Trea y Organization Powers said that onethird of nis command would soon be in this state of alert Successor Is Yet to Be Named Held Post Since1947 Mason Citys superintendent of schools Lawrence H Shepoiser s moving to the same position in Vichita Kan The Mason City school board iccepted his Designation Tuesday iffective as soon as a successor an be found but not later than The school board appointed a committee immediately to de ine the qualifications for the po Ition The board already has a program said Leslie G Hawk ns board president We need find a man to implement that program Greater Potential We sincerely regret Mr She poisers decision to leave We ieel however that he is moving 0 a position of greater respon sibility and potential for serv ice He will be able in Wichita o use his capabilitiesmore near ly to the fullest than would be possible here Dr Shepoiser came to Mason City in July 1947 from Independ ence He previously had been superintendent of schools at Ge neva Hudson and Traer from 1935to 1943 He was in the Navy cuts and bruises Trace of Asian Fu Found in Samples officers said Soviet no plane that can match the KCl35s performance LeMay told newsmen he There was a dispute as his total distance to 6350 iwhether the coroner or a highmiles by flying a course iway patrolman requested the out ovcr the Atlantc Coroners Request jblood sample But the court said whether the sample was taken at r i iwneiner tne sampie was taken at bYery lOWa City the request of the coroner or the just bene afty IOWA CITY UP Tests completed leave no doubt the flu epidemic in Iowa was15 confldential caused by Asian flu according to Tne nigh C0lirt said also tnat Dr Albert McKce Stale UniverVnder the there was a sily of Iowa professor iilirv Question whether there was McKee said he made tests ofan eyewitness since the evi blood samples sent to him from all major cities in Iowa found evidence of Asian flu fromillton before the accident every city McKee is the director of the WINROD DIES His average speed figured out to just under 490 miles an hour The general said his top speed was 550 mph Most of the time the plane flew above 35000 feet World Health Organization re gional laboratory here and is professor of bacteriology at the university Sky Over Iowa Will Be Mostly Cloudy dence was that Becker had only Cloudiness is expected to dom a fleeting glimpse of young c thteowa weather picture for iilton before the accident a1 least Pcxt of days along with mild temperatures and possible shower activity j As cloudiness increases Tuesi WICHITA Kan Gerald day night some light rain or drizl B Winrod 57 militant and oftenzle is expected to start in the cx times controversial minister and trcme southwest spreading religious publisher died Mondayacross the southeast half El fixr i 11 AhY DOLb was peaceful and educational dur ing a science TV show at San Francisco when Dr Earl Herald showed off his newest pet a 21foot python from Thailand Televiewers however missed the ex citmg part after the show when Dr Herald right tried to put the python back into a sack The snake slithered all over the studio before calmer heads pre vailed and the monster was recaptured but notwith out a fight serving as gunnery officer in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean and Mediterranean areas Now 48 years of age he moves to a school system with an en rollment of 52641 in kindergarten through high school as compared with 6101 in Mason City There are more than 2400 teachers in Wichita and 201 in Mason City Wichita has five high schools 13 junior highs and 76 elementary school buildings One high school three junior highs and four ele mentary buildings are now under construction S3 Million Budget The school system has a million annual budget and She poiser will have seven assistant superintendents to assist him in ts management Shepoisers sal ary there was reported as year Shepoiser was born April 6 1909 in Des Moines He was raduated from Sumner High School received his bachelors de jreefrom Iowa State Teachers Tollege his masters degree from the University of Iowa and his doctorate last summer from the University of Colorado He is a past president of the Mason City Rotary Club and has been active in the First Methodist Church the Chamber of C o m merce Society for Crippled Chil dren and Adults the YMCA Red and other civic organiza ions 67 Classrooms While he has been superinten dent in Mason City 67 elementary classrooms have been built and 123 acres have been added to school sites including 93 acres for a high school and junior high and 8 acres for Hoover School Enrollment during the 11 years has increased from 4800 to 6100 All the school buildings have been redecorated and modernized in side and out and new lighting sys ems installed Movable seats have been pro vided for all classrooms visual aid driver training and other iquipment have been installed and more than worth of ibrary and reference books pur chased Special Department A special department has been established for mentally and Jhysically handicapped children New teaching methods have been adopted for reading arithmetic md spelling in the elementary grades science mathematics irt physical education speech md social science courses have aeen expanded in the junior and enior high schools The organizational pattern in he elementary schools has been hanged from departmental to elf contained classrooms A ;