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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 2, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBE GAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EbltlON VOL LXII Associated Press and United Press Full Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 2 1954 Berserk Farmer Slays Six Self Paper ot Two SectionsSection Arg Domestic ument Is Blamed Victims Were His Children FROM CUE WIRE SERVICES CLINTON N C A berserk tenant farmer Tuesday hacked his six children to death then fJed into a swampy woods where he shot himself to death The body of the father Rufus A King 34 was found four hours after the bodies of the children ranging in age from 2Va to 12 were found sprawled in Kings fiveroom tenant house in the Keener community seven miles north of here The blackbearded father appar ently killed his children in a fit of despondency touched off by a domestic quarrel and the fact that his wife had sworn out a war rant charging him with assault Serve Warrant Deputies who went to the house about 8 to serve the war rant found the bodies A funeral home here said sev eral of the children apparently also suffered gunshot wounds It was the most horrible sight I have ever Coroner Cole man Carter declared The barrel and mechanism of a 410 shotgun was found by Kings body The broken stock of the gun was found in the bloodsplattered house Officers said King appar ently used it in beating the chil dren to death Neighbors said King was nev AP Wirephoto DAYS NUMBERED Linda Jiles 2 Atlanta plays with her dog Princess un aware that she will die within six months The little girl had a cancerous kidney removed last March in hopes it would check the spread of the disease But now doctors have found her lungs are cancerous to drink and had a as a quiet peaceful er known reputation man Mrs Ed Hines Clinton owner of the farm on which King lived said King had been an ideal tenant for the last seven years Typical House The family lived in a five room typical tennant house on the 130acre tobacco and truck farm Neighbors said King appar ently was a devoted father and appeared affectionate They knew of no recent domestic troubles between King and his 30yearold wife until Monday But relatives said that in a jeal ous rage about 13 years ago King had beaten his wife She was the mother of all six of the children and had come into Clinton Monday to stay with her brother The bodies of the children were found in the kitchen and back bedroom of the house Officers said two of the children were dressed and apparently were ready to go to school when they were killed The children were identified as Grace 12 Sonny 11 Melvin 10 Ruth 5 Jerry 4 and Susan September Job Total Lower But Still Record WASHINGTON tflThe govern ment reported that the number of Americans holding jobs dropped by to a total of in September A September decline is a normal seasonal development due chiefly to students leaving summer jobs to go back to school The total employment was a record for September It is 000 greater than the number of persons who had jobs in Septem ber 1955 Sept ember employment com pared with a record job holders in August The Commerce Department also said that unemployment declined in September by to a total of This was one of the lowest jobless totals recorded in the last three years Dulles Lauds Unity Moves in Europe 4 WASHINGTON of State Dulles said Tuesday the na tions of western Europe should be come a third great power in world affairs He called it unthinkable that they should be neutral toward Soviet communism At a news conference Dulles strongly endorsed efforts by West German Chancellor Konrad Ade nauer and others to convert the Western European Union into a stronger unifying force He said both President Eisenhower and he favor this and do not consider it to be a slap at the United States Under questioning as to whether Europe should develop into a third great power and he believed it is within the capacity of the Euro pean nations Dubious Future Unless they so develop he added their future looks very du bious indeed At the same time he said it was unthinkable that Christian countries should be neu tral toward materialistic and athe istic Soviet communism Dulles made these major points on other matters 1 Talks between Yugoslav Pres ident Tito and Soviet leaders pre sumably involve very serious questions of relations between Russia and Red satellite countries Dulles said he believes Tito favors independence of the satellites from Soviet domination which means Dulles thinks Tito is seek ing an objective favored by the United States Suez Issue 2 There are differences be Both Swim Pool Items on Ballot City Council OKs Action Mason Cityans will be voting Nov 6 on both swimming pool propositions which have been brought to the city council by petition The council Monday evening took the action that puts both pools on the ballot for the general election Both propositions calling for a yes or no vote are for issu ance of bonds A 60 majority is required for approval In the one case the bonds up to would be issued for con struction of a swimming pool in East Park For the other propo sition in bonds would be issued for purchase of the Sky and Park Swimming Pool at the jast edge of Mason City No Action The city council took no action on proposed purchase of the American Legion golf course in the northeast part of the city It tias been offered to the city for in an informal agreement Action on the matter has been delayed until the city has an option on the land or a similar written agreement No such agreement had been brought to the city fay Monday night In putting the swimming pool financing offers on the November sallot the council set a meeting date for the day follow ing the election The ballots will 3e canvassed by the council at hat time Park Renamed In a thank you action con cerning present recreational facil ties the council renamed one park and named a new one Spring Park in the north part of own has been renamed the May Hanford MacNider Park The new park area given by Gen lanford MacNider south ol loover School now has the name McNider Woods The council passed the ordi nance to express appreciation or the MacNiders gifts to the GET BOX SEATS TO SEE IKE Four employes of a mens clothing store at Lexington figured the best way to see President and Mrs Eisenhower during CUTS LOOSE AT STEVENSON DEMOS AP Wirephoto i i Atmrepnoto their visit there Monday was trom the windows of the shop So they did much to the amusement of the Presi dent and the First Ladv President in Verbal Offensive WASHINGTON W Presiden isenhowers campaign foray intc Centucky and Ohio pointed up ow he now is firing back at Ad tween the United States and Brit a in France over what Dulles called fundamental issues in the Suez Canal crisis In sum he as serted that the United States would not identify itself 100 pei cent with colonial powers because it seeks friendly relations with anticolonial countries 3 On a current political issue Dulles defended the United States dealings with Argentine Dictator Juan Peron The record has been attacked by Democratic candidates and criticism has now been voiced by Dr Alberto Gainza Pa editor of La Prensa who returned to Buenos Aires when Peron was ousted SAME trallio deatk la CarBicycle Collision Fata to Nevada Boy NEVADA Arnold 12 son of Mr and Mrs Ernest Ar nold of near Nevada was fatally injured Monday while riding his bicycle on Highway 30 near here The boy died at a hospital here about 11 Monday after undergoing surgery He suffered head and internal injuries Au thorities said the boy was riding east when he was hit from be hind by a car GAS PRICES CUT DES MOINES ma jor oil company service stations cut their prices Monday to cents a gallon to meet the com petition of independent stations Adults Urged to Receive Solk Serum DES MOINES health officials Tuesday joined spokesmen in Washington in urging Iowa adults to take the Salk polio vaccine Dr Ralph Heeren Des Moines advised parents to get the shots at the same time they take their children to have inoculations We definitely want young adults to get Heeren director of the prevent able disease division of the State Public Health Department said For the last several years in Iowa about one third of our polio cases have been in persons over 20 years of Heeren also said many 15 through lowans have been inoculated as officials hoped High school stu dents apparently have been per mitted to decide themselves whether they want to take the shots he said He advised par ents to persuade their teenagers to have them Few statistics are available on the number of Iowa adults inocu lated against polio Heeren said health officials have learned however that only 5 per cent of some 831 adults in Cerro Gordo bounty received the shots The figure was determined when state and federal health of ficers studied a poliolike disease n and near Mason City last sum mer The disease was found to e a viruscaused illness known as Coxsackie In that study it w a s learned hat of more than persons studied 75 per cent of them in the to 9 year class and 60 per cent between 9 and 10 were inocH that not as 19 year old Aneurin Bevan Is Elected Treasurer of Labor Party BLACKPOOL England ains Labor Party T u e s d a iected Aneurin Be van as it reasurer emphasizing the oppo ition partys sharp swing toward dvocacy of more state owner hip The fiery Welsh orator scored substantial victory over Georg irown a moderate Labor mem er of Parliament to regain hi eat in the partys important Na tional Executive Committee Moderate followers of Partj Leader Hugh Gaitskell retained their strong majority on the 28 member Executive Committee but the Bevanite group of left wingers increased its holdings Sevans victory touched off speculation he might attempt to unseat Gaitskell as leader of La bors parliamentary group or at least try for the deputy leaders post held by James Griffiths a fellow Welshman Asked about this Bevan re plied I cant answer at this stage One never rules out any Keokuk Man Dies of Accident injuries BURLINGTON UP William T Myers Keokuk butcher injured in an auto accident here Sunday night died early Tuesday at Mer cy Hospital Myers had suffered chest in iuries and a brain concussion in he accident Three others injured n the crash were reported im proved Officials said the car which My srs was driving clipped off a heavy power pole when it went out of control on a county road just outside the south city limits lai Stevenson despite a Septem ber assertion he would leave the replies to other Republicans In a nationwide televisionradio address Monday night at Lexing ton and in a speech during the day at Cleveland Ohio Eisen hower replied to his Democratic opponent on a good many points although he never once mentioned Stevenson by name The closest Eisenhower came to naming Stevenson was to allude1 to the Democratic nominee as an apparently confused candidate on the issue of federal aid for ed ucation That reference brought one of the biggest rounds of ap plause from the capacity crowd in the University of Ken tucky Coliseum In the Lexington speech Eisen hower also cut loose at the Demo craticcontrolled Congress and the Republican rally he was ad dressing loved that too All told the crowd applauded 42 times during the Presidents talk He also got a rousing ova lion when he was introduced anc when he concluded Eisenhower envisioned 70 mil lion jobs at good wages for Americans if he is reelected He reported September figures show ing persons at work jle prefaced his jabs by saying political oratory at its mosl reckless has plunged to the wild extremes of charging this admin istration with such fabulous fail ings as not guarding the and not caring for the welfare ot any humble citizen or any needy family in our Then he add ed We all know that there are people who suffer from living in a world of words and phrases for so long that they can no longer recognize action when they see The applause and laughter that thrust touched off still was echo ing when Eisenhower got another round after saying And when it comes to really critical matter like political Ike Extending His Campaign Because Hes HST NEW YORK President Truman said Tues day that President Eisenhower had extended his plan for a per sonal campaign because he is In a chat with reporters Tuesday morning Truman said there is no substitute for per sonal appearances before the voters He said no candidate can be elected on the basis of a radio or TV campaign People want to know what you look like and they want to know what the feel of you the former President said Even if you wear a halo you have to get out and show Truman said he felt the GOP had found out that a Harding frontporch going to He said the people the country are awakening to the fact that all they read and see printed isnt Weve got Ike he said Weve got them all Truman took a 10block walk without a topcoat although the temperature was a brisk 48 de grees After spending the morn ing with his daughter and son inlaw Mr and Mrs Clifton Daniel he and Mrs Truman will be driven to Pennsylvania station by Gov Averell Harri man to leave for Independence Mo Asked about his running feud with Vice President Nixon Tru man said he was still of the opinion that Nixon had called him a traitor to the United States in a campaign speech several years ago no matter what explanation he has for it When a man goes on the de fensive you know hes Truman commented B u t frankly I dont even think about leadership we recall a fact that all of us have seen in our own daily lives The longest lectures almost always come from those with the least At ierence September Eisenhower news con was asked whether he would reply to criti cism by the Democrats Eisen hower replied he was going to answer no criticism that he would leave that to others But only a few days later the President hit back at Stevensons suggestion it might be possible to end the draft in the foreseeable future under circumstances con sistent with national security In addition to hitting the Demo cratic lawmakers on federal aid for education which he said they killed in the House the President contended the opposition party stood in the way of action on 1 Financial and technical aic to areas suffering chronic loca unemployment 2 Extension of the minimum wage law to more persons 3 Grants to states to expand and strengthen occupational safe ty programs The President and Mrs Eisen hower returned to Washington di rectly dress after the Lexington ad Allison Matney Captured When Car Turns Over Two Iowa reformatory escapees were captured Tuesday when their car turned over as police chased them down a gravel road near Reasnor the United Press reported They were not armed and they surrendered without a struggle The men Oren Matney 21 Newton and Norman Allison 23 Mason City escaped from the mens reformatory at Anamosa Sept 3 Renews HBomb Ban Call Adlai Replies to President By ERNEST VACCARO TEANECK N J Adlai B Stevenson Tuesday challenged President Eisenhower to take the leadership in a move to baa hy drogen bomb tests and suggested Russia is willing to go along Renewing his campaign call fop an end to testing of largescale nuclear weapons the Democratic presidential nominee declared The renunciation of such tests is a step which I think the great powers are now willing to if there is leadership in this di rection It is a step that can safely taken for no one can ex plode a hydrogen bomb in secret and each would know whether the others were acting in good faith It would be a step along a nevr path toward Since only the United States Britain and Russia are known to possess nuclear weapons Steven son obviously included Russia when he said he thinks the great powers are willing to suspend Hbomb tests Theatrical Gesture Stevensons assertion that a fay drogen bomb cannot be exploded in secret apparently was a re ply to Eisenhowers Sept 19 missal of his proposals as a one sided theatrical national ges ture in the absence of enforce able international agreements Stevenson who accusedrthe Ei senhower administration Monday night of failing to provide leader ship in the field of education re newed his proposal for suspension of big scale nuclear tests in a speech at the Fairleigh Dickinsoa University campus It was one of eight talks Steven son scheduled in a day of stump ing New Jersey after a flight from Washington Included were an af ternoon speech at Newark and a night talk at Jersey City In his Teaneck speech Steven son expressed regret that tha Eisenhower administration as he put it has not pressed forward along this path to peace as so many have urged Catholic and Protestant religious leaders dis tinguished scientists prominent educators yes and serious poli ticians Stevenson said also that the ad ministration seems to have ig nored what appears to be an in creasing desire to close the gap between East and West on such subjects as mutual inspection and limitation of armed Organic Process He said it is because he sees the building of a peaceful world as an organic process that ha attaches so much importance to he halting of largescale nuclear tests by the great Stevenson continued there must be sufficient vision o save the human race from con laminating its own air from fili ng the upper atmosphere with malign elements which may have ncalculable effects on human In a Mondav lated Washington statement night Stevenson called Allison sentenced in Cervo Gorjfor a fivepoint federal aid pro do County in January 1953 was gram to help provide more sent to prison for 20 years on a burglary charge Matney was sentenced in Marshall County in August 1954 to five years on a grand larceny charge Authorities said they were told the escapees were in Newton Monday night visiting Matneys relatives Officers spotted them driving in Newton and chased them toward Reasnor They werent hurt when the car crashed About NOT AN EAVESDROPPER New York Mayor Robert Wagner left AP Wirephoto is uncon i T whispering going on behind him between Carmine De Sapio Tammy Hal boss and former President Truman They attended a Dollars for Democrats rally in Manhattan Monday nisrht I The Weather Mason City Fair and cooler Tues day night low 4043 Fair and warmer Wedwnesday high 75 77 Iowa Clear Tuesday night low 4247 northeast 4752 southwest Fair warmer and somewhat windy Wednesday Minnesota Fair and warmer GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a ra Precipitation YEAR AGO Minimum 81 42 54 Trace S8 55 teachers and build new classrooms yearly This was tha second of a series of major af firmations which he says will guide his course if he is elected president He said if would cost the nation from 500 million to a billion dol lars more each year just to build the schools and hire the teachers to meet growing school age popu lation needs The Eisenhower administration he said has utterly failed to develop a comprehensive policy for education and to offer strong leadership in the cause of our most valuable resource our Auto Strikes Bridge Reinbeck Man Killed REINBECK Ralph An drews 71 Reinbeck farm laborer was killed early Tuesday when the car he was driving struck a bridge and rolled into a ditch oa a Grundy County road near here Horswell 37 Reinbeck farmer a passenger in the car was reported in fair condition at Grundy Center hospital IOWAN PROMOTED OMAHA A Bunjer a native ot Sibley iowa Tuesday was appointed chiel engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad ;