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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 27, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS N I I G H I 0 R S VOL LXI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27 1954 Tliis Paper Consists of Two One No 41 Worst Flooding Feared English Coast Hit by Storm LONDON seamen were feared dead and the fate of hun dreds of others hung in balance Saturday as hurricaneforce winds and raging seas battered ships around the British Isles Two vessels were reported sunk The wind and rain threatened England with its worst floods in 30 years Thousands of acres already were inundated in the South and Midlands and weathermen predicted the storm would continue two mors days The oil tanker World Concord broke in two and its halves drifted miles apart A German trawler hita World War II mine A lightship went aground An identified vessel of about tons was feared lost A Dutch motor ship was swept on to a rock The Liberian registered World Concord with a crew of 42 Greeks split in two sections off the coasl of South Wales Coastguardsmen said winds with gusts of more than 80 miles an hour were whipping the seas into a fury putting the crew members in great A lifeboat crew rescued 35 men off the stern end of the tanker The lifeboat then radioed it would try to save the seven crewmen re ported aboard the forward section which was reported sinking Ships Stand By The Royal Navy aircraft carrier Illustrious stood by to help and the tug Turmoil which aided in the drama of the broken Flying Enter prise three years ago also steamed in to assist Helicopters flew into lie storm to try rescues The lightship South Goodwin pa trolling the treacherous Goodwin Sands outside Dover Harbor in the English Channel was ripped from her moorings and wound up on her side on a sandbar Coastguard reports said seven of the crew of eight were trapped in side A Air Force helicopter from Ramsgate base snatched the eighth crewman from the vessel The rescued seaman said four ship mateswere trapped in the galley and the other three in an airtight compartment He said there was little they could have sur vived The helicopter returned to the with a cutting torch and div ing equipment One unidentified ship of around tons was feared lost without a trace off the southeast England coast The Liberian tanker Casino reported seeing it go down On the continental side of the North Sea the 568ton German trawler Wellingdorf flashed an SOS 10 miles off the Dutch island of TerscheUing Dirkzwagers Sljip ping Agency in Amsterdam said the trawler struck a mine and a tug and lifeboat were speeding to its aid Ship Abindontd Crewmen of the new 498ton Dutch coaster Gramsbergen ra dioed they were abandoning ship after the vessel smashed against rock in F ishguard Harbor Wales The Norwegiansteamer Granfoss radioed she was sinking fast off the northern tip of Britain A sal vage tug put out to take her in tow to Lenvick Scotland An urgent call for help was sent by the Swedish freighter Los Angeles The message said she was handicapped in her battle against the heavy seas by a fire in her hold The crew of the 193ton Danish coaster Vega abandoned ship in the EnglishChannel near Dieppe A Dutch tug stood by the Vega after the rescue While ships tossed like corks in mountainous seas surrounding Brit ain the liner Queen Mary left Southampton for Cher bourg France and New York early Saturday after a 24hour de lay caused by the weather The heavy seas hammered at coastal walls rebuilt and fortified after Britains disastrous floods and storms of 1953 Churning wa ter tore a 20yard gap in the seai wall at Seaford on the channel The main street of Christchurch a Hampshire seaport town was under four feet of water the worst flood there since 1917 Sheppards to Be Top Witnesses CLEVELAND UP At least four Sheppards wfll be star wit nesses for the defense in the mur der trial of Dr Samuel H Shep pard his attorney said Saturday Heading the list from the family of osteopathic surgeons will be Dr Sam himself Attorney William J Corrigan said The defense already has said Dr Sam will testify five ampules of morphine were missing from the medical bag found up ended in the hallway of his home That testimony would bolster the defense claim that Marilyn Shep pard was killed by a narcotics ad dict who wandered about the house looking for morphine and failed to take money and valuables The other Sheppard witnesses will be Dr Sams two older broth ers Dr Stephen A Sheppard 34 and Dr Richard N Sheppard 38 and Mrs Stephen Sheppard Dr Stephen and Dr Richard have been accused by the state oJ helping throw a protective wall around Dr Sam in the four days just after the July 4 murder of his wife The state is expected to rest its case late next weekafter testi mony by its climax witness Susan Hayes 24 a laboratory technician with whom Dr Sam had an affair The sixth week of the firstde gree murder trial ended Friday in Common Pleas Court Blame Fight Over Indian Woman for Death Shooting MARSHALLTOWN Offi cials in Marshall and Tama coun ties Saturday investigated the death of an Indian and the shoot ing of a Dunbar man in what Marshall County Sheriff Harry W Jennings described as troubles over Indian Jennings said be had been noti fied by Tama County Sheriff Rus sell Kern that a dead Indian Clin on Brown from the Tama Indian Reservation was found along 30 just east of Montour Jennings said it was reported to aim the man apparently had been pushed from a Hospitalized at Marshalltown with a gunshot wound in the back of the chest was Henry Halber son about 50 Dunbar Jennings said the two incidents apparently were tied together and the trouble stemmed from Indian Melichar Held for Entry of Home on Farm Youth Is Captured 45 Minutes Later An 18yearold Mason City youth Friday afternoon was arrested b the Cerro Gordo County sheriffs office less than 45 minutes after a farm home was reported entered James E Melichar COS Massa chusetts N Saturday was re leased to the custody of his par ents after an overnight stay in the county jail Deputies said the youth had admitted breaking into the Robert L Smith home a hali mile north of the Ideal Sand and Gravel in broad daylight Door Unlocked Melichar reportedly entered the Smith home through an unlocked rear door after knocking on the front entrance He took from a billfold on the kitchen table As Melichar was leaving Mrs Smith came out of a bedroom and halted him She requested the money his name and address The youth complied although reported ly gave a phony name and ad dress Melichar according to the sher iffs office grabbed the paper on which the information was written when Mrs Smith placed it on a able to answer the telephone Then ran to his car Called Offiet Mrs Smith immediately asked the caller Mrs Wallace Maillard a neighbor to call the sheriffs of fice after giving her the initial data As Mrs Maillard wastalking to he sheriffs Mrs Smith jroke into the conversation declar ng the youth was bending the rear icense plate in an attempt to hide he number Mrs Smith reported the license number and make of the car A deputy arrested Melichar shortly after he parked his car in the rear of his home PUSAN FIRE PUSAN Korea fire Fri day destroyed 75 per cent of the Armys biggest quartermaster supply depot in Korea wiping out of food clothing and sup jlies needed by American troops n Korea GlobeGazetto photo TRAFFIC accidents were numerous Friday evening as shoppers started home after the stores closed their cars skidding in the slush The picture of State and Delaware was taken from a second floor window of the GlobeGazetteBuilding with a 15inch telephoto lens as cinders were being spread from a city truck Driving was still treacherous Saturday morning after the slush had turned to ice NEW NEIGHBORS CINCINNATI onetime Jewish synagogue where Mormons now worship will become a Roman Catholic Church the Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints the only Mor mon institution in Cincinnati has 900 members and is going to build a bigger structure St Anthony Padua whose 250 Roman Catholic families are natives or descendants of Lebanon must move from its present site because of the construction of a new highway They plan to occupy the former synagogue The synagogue sold its property in 1943 now is merged with another congregation in the Avondale section of the city Most Members of New State Legislature Approve Present flan for Highway Repairs DES MOINES Indications are strong that a substantial majority of those who willserve in the 1955 Iowa Legislature favor continuing the payasyougo plan of highway improvements with tax variations This was shown in a survey by the Associated Press of those who will decide on the method of meeting the widespread call for speeding rAII About The Weather Mason City Snow showers Iowa Turning cloudy snow Minnesota Colder Snow SNOW Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Satur day Maximum 34 Minimum 27 At 8 29 Snow 1 in YEAR AGO Maximum 26 Minimum 20 SAME DATEW3541 Woman Injured in Auto Crash Mrs Sophia Tietz of St Joseph suffered minor in juries and was hospitalized at For est City after her car collided wit one driven by Charles Backman o Waterville near the Fo service station on Highway 69 nortl tl Garner Friday A third car driven by Mrs Emma Allen St Joseph crashed into the Tictz car Riding with Mrs Alien was her husband R M Allen and with Backman was fcis wife The accident was the result of o fcighways according L M Brower AP AUTO BURNS THREE persons were trapped in this late model auto when it went off the highway near San Rafael overturned and caught fire A passing motorist palled the three from the front seat dazed but uninjured the modernization of primary highways This will be one of the lawmakers principal problems In the election campaign Repub lican Gov Elect Leo A Hoegh ad vocated staying with the payas yougo plan retaining the lempor ary fifth cent of gasoline tax and adding another penny Clyde E Herring Hoeghs Demo cratic opponent urged adoption of a 400 million dollar program in cluding issuance of 175 million dol lars in anticipatory bonds to be paid off out of highway revenue Of the 81 legislators participating in the survey thus far 62 said they would support continuing the pay asyougo plan However some said they favor no additional tax others suggested a onecent in crease over the present and still others proposed a twopenny boost Another Plan Another plan advanced advo cated increasing the fees for heavy trucks Also proposed was color tractor There have been instances where farmers were accused of getting refunds on gaso line intended for nonhighway use and then burning it up in their cars on the roads Thejowa Good Hoads Assn has been urging that the tax be in creased two cents a gallon to make adequate funds available for prompt improvements The Iowa Farm Bureau Federa tion adopted a resolution at its con vention last week opposing any further increase in the present levy It favored distribution of more secondary road money on a need basis Some border county filling sta tion operators strongly oppose any gas lax increase because Iowas levy already is higher than in some neighboring states Bond Although both the House and Sen ate in the legislative session open ing Jan 10 will be under firm Re publican control some the law makers said they support the bond plan Eight took this position One is a Republican Sen D C Nolan Iowa City Re publican said he favors a bond plan but not the one proposed by Herring Nolan advocated the same program he and others sponsored unsuccessfully in the 1953 session It provides for submitting to the voters at the next general election a proposal to issue 300 million dol lars in primary road bonds to be retired from primary road funds Charles City Fireman Dies During Blaze Another Burned as Flames Wreck Home CHARLES fireman died and another suffered burnt late Friday while helping fight a fire at the home of Chester Mc Donald 806 North Iowa St Carl S Nicmann 78 who had been a fireman here for 40 years collapsed of a heart attack while on duty He was taken to the Cedar Valley Hospital but died before ar rival Burnt Almon Lynch suffered first and second degree burns on his face from flames burning home He was hospitalized Chief Marvin Carbiener said the fire started from boys playing with matches in an adjoining shed The home was badly damaged but was not completely destroyed Mr Niemann who was a bache lor had been made an honorary fire chief He lived in the building which housed the fire department He celebrated his 78th birthday on the day of his death Rites Monday Funeral services will be helc Monday at 2 p m at the Gross mann Funeral Home the Rev Waller M Fritschel officiating Burial will be in Riverside Ceme tery Survivors include two brothers William and John of Charles City Before serving as fireman Mr Niemann was a house mover Third Victim of Floyd Fire Dies IOWA CITY third of five children burned when fire broke out in their Floyd on Nov 4 died Friday night at University Hospitals here Ballangen 5 Tofte had been reported in fair condition following the fire He was a halfbrother of Mrs Betty Pint whose son Harold 5 and daugh ter Janice 7 also died at Uni versity Hospitals of burns The nighttime blaze routed the mother and five children from heir beds Mrs Pint and two oth er sons Mike 6 and William 10 survive Sibley Farmer Dies After Mill Mishap SIBLEY Jacobs ma 40 Sibley farmer died Friday n a local hospitalof injuries suf ered when his hand got caught in a hammer mill Thursday Hospital attendants said Jacobs ma was brought to the hospital and prepared for an operation on his mangled hand but he died of a blood clot before surgery was pos sible Maintains Innocence Hiss Is Freed From Prison LEW1SBURG Pa Hiss was released from Northeast ern Federal Penitentiary Saturday after serving 44 months for perjury in connection with congressional investigations of Communism Hiss walked to freedom at 9 a m He reaffirmed his corapletr Walking arm in arm with his wife Priscilla and their son Anthony 13 and flanked by his attorneys Hiss walked with a smile into a cluster of newsmen and cameramen gathered before the red Chevrolet inconvertible which drove him from the penitentiary here I am happy after nearly four years to be able to reassert my complete innocence to the charges made against me by Whittaker Chambers and to refute the antastic inventions of the politi Plans Big Fight for Airmen WASHINGTON UVThe govern ment has decided to press a vigor ous campaign for release of 13 Americans imprisoned in Commu nist China by rallying international opinion in the free world against the Red A demand for the prompt release of the il military men and two civ ilianswas delivered to Red Chinas diplomatic representative in Lon don Friday by the British Foreign Office at the request of the U S State Department Washington officials said the same angry note was being deliv ered also to the Peiping regime through the British diplomatic rep resentative in that Communist cap ital British channels were used be cause tho British maintain diplo matic relations with Red China he United States docs not And at headquarters in New York chief delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr handed a copy of the protest to Secretary Gen eral Dag Hammarskjold with a re quest that it be circulated to all 60 member nations The American note was onev the toughest which has been dis patched by State Department in a long time It flatly accused the Chinese Communists of violat ng the Korean armistice agree ment by holding the 13 and indi rectly warned them that there is a limit to the patience of the Amer ican people It also made a preliminary de mand for punishment of the Chi nese Communist officials respon sible and for compensation for the wrong done the 13 Study Authorities said Saturday they arc studying all avenues of follow ing up the initial demand appar ently in the belief that even the Chinese Reds isolated as they are from the Western world cannoi ignore the mounting pressures of public opinion Among these pressures already developing is the stand taken by Ihe British government which in comments at the and in Lon don denounced the treatment of the Americans as HERE MONTREAL ZSA 7SAJ McGill Uni versity research students Saturday named their pet dog Zsa Zsa be cause it has blonde hair and wiggles in a certain cians and the press which hava created a myth of 1 hope the return of the man will help to dispel these de ceptions that have been foisted upon the American Hopts for Vindication Hiss hoped to vindicate my own name and relieve the harassment of my family and do something to quiet the fear and hysteria of these Hiss said that the inmates of the man federal penitentiaray were revolted by the events in v o 1 v i n g William Remingtons I think the statement made by his attorney is the best recital of the Hiss said Remington like Hiss had been sentenced to the prison for perjury growing out of a congressional in vestigation of Communism He was found severely beaten in the prison Monday The 37yearold former Commerce Department expert died Wednesday Hiss was released only an hour before Remingtons funeral in Ridgcwood N J The 50yearold former State De partment official walked from the opening of the wall where a new gate is under a path for about 50 yards to a point where clothes line rope barrier to 60 newsmen and A press helicopter restrained 50 cameramen hovered noisily overhead Hisss wife and their son and his attorneys Chester Lane and Rob ert Benjamin drove to the prison gates at and walked across the frost covered ground and en tered the prison Hiss wore a dark suit and a gray tweed overcoat and a brown snap brim hat Mrs Hiss was dressed in a purple dress with a gray coat and a dark gray hat Their son sported a Tyrolean hat with a brush and wore a tweed topcoat Hiss had to walk through a wiro barrier which was where the new gale was being The vievr of the prison he left far from grim from the outside The ad ministration buildings have the ap pearance of an Italian villa Hiss before he quit a high post in the State Department under Sec retary Dean Acheson was a closa confidant of President Franklin D Roosevelt arid Harry Truman and was secretary of the 1945 San Fran cisco conference that founded the United Nations Hiss was a lawyer before his viction The perjury sentence au tomatically resulted in hfs disbar ment and as a convict he doesnt have the right to vote AP HISS Hiss former State Depart ment official is shown being interviewed by newsmen after he was released from the Lewisburg peniten tiary He served years of a fiveyear perjury sentence ;