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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 6, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper EdJied for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NIWS PAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME lilJION Associated Pm and United Sees Big Turnout at Polls Record May Be Set Synhorst By DWIGHT McCORMACK DBS MOINES o State Meivm D Synhorst forecas Saturday a new record of aboui votes will be cast in Iowas Nov 6 election He said he based his estimate partly on the general feeling that the issues are becoming very lively and people feel that there lot at Snyhorst added Both parties are endeavoring to stimulate interest in the presi dential election particularly young He said he also based his fore cast on an increase in population and a larger number of resident of the state of voting age Sny horst said he figures the number of voters will increase by about the same percentage as the in crease in population The present general election vot ing record was set in 1952 when the total was There were ballots cast in 1948 in 1944 the total was and in 1940 the record up to that time was 1950 Population Snyhorst said Iowas population in 1950 was and that the State Health Department estimat ed there were eligible voters then The department Syn horst said estimated the popula tion on July l 1955 at and the eligiblevoter total Synhorst said he believes a 000vote increase this year ovei 1952 is in line in view of the way things are working up to a He commented that about 74 per cent of the eligible voters cast ballots in 1952 that the per centage would be about the same this year and that that is pretty Meanwhile reports from citie around the state which require voter registration indicate that in some there will be record or near record numbers of eligible voters Big Rush Most cities say the big rush of voter registration is yet to That is because registrations con tinue in the approximately 25 cit ies which require it until Oct 21 At Mason City it was estimated there may be or more vot ers registered by election time compared with registered in that city for the 1952 balloting On Oct 1 there were voters registered and City Clerk Meta Hugi estimated there probably would be about more Council Bluffs reported earlier this week there are regis tered voters there compared with on election eve in 1952 At Oelwein the total registra tions earlier this week was as against four years ago Charles City had a registration of whereas the final total in was Sioux City reported it might have the second highest number of registered voters in 20 years City Clerk Carl Norrbom said registrations started earlier and were heavier than four years ago As of a week ago the total was Norrbom said he believes the number might be increased to or more One of Highest The registrations in Sioux City in 1952 was one of the high est but the record for recent years was the in 1940 Norr bom and officials in other cities said the heaviest registrations us ually are in the last week or so before the deadline At Cedar Rapids there were voters registered in 1952 The total up to Oct 1 this year was Iowa City said an accurate count of registrations there was unavailable but it was estimated there are about valid reg istrations now There was no esti mate of the 1952 vote In Des Moines the city cJerks office had not totaled up the cur rent registrations which were coming in fast That city cast votes in 1952 MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 6 1956 This Paper Consists of Two One 311 Crash Fatal to 8 Convicted in Brinks Case All Face Life in Prison Jury Out 34 Hours SCENE OF ACCIDENT A black Labrador m an accident west of Mason City Saturday cally injured Highway Patrolman Dick Hahn Lake Boy Critically Hurt in Bike Truck Accident Larry Ritter 10 Suffers Skull Injury A dog was the unwitting rause of a biketruck accideiit Saturday morning Larry Dean Ritter 10 son of VIr and Mrs Larry W Ritter Dlear Lake is in critical condi ion at Mercy Hospital as a re sult of the collision He suffered a skull fracture According to Highway Patrol man Dick Hahn who investigated he accident the Ritter boy was leaded east on Highway 18 about hvee and a half miles west of Mason City A black Labrador dog was cavorting in front of the bicycles being ridden by Rttter and a friend SAME 4 IBUek ll meani tralflo dcalb la SI Approached Truck As they approached a truck be ing driven west by Clair Kenneth Johnsen Mason City Route 3 the dog got in front of the Ritter boys bike and was struck by the front wheel The companion David Kpfoed 10 son of Louis Kofoed Clear Lake was uninjured He was load ed into a passing truck with his bicycle and taken to his home According to the Kofoed boy the dog had been following them for a short distance and getting in the way of the bicycles According to Johnsen he saw the boys approaching slowed down because he gusts of wind might blow the boys to the north side of the road The trucker said that the boys had pulled onto the shoulder to let an other car pass The impact of the collision with the dog made the bike swerve to the left and it struck the side of the Andrews Concrete Products Co truck Hahn said the boy was thrown to the pavement immedr About The Weather Mason City Frost or freeze Sat urday night Continued cool Sunday High Sunday lower 60s Low Saturday night lower 30s Northerly winds diminishing Iowa Fair and colder Saturday night Fair Sunday cooler southeast Low Saturday night 3238 northwest 3844 southeast Minnesota Clearing much cold er Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Saturday Maximum Friday 73 Minimum Friday night 51 At 8 Saturday 53 YEAR AGO Maximum 70 Minimum 51 ateJy On South Sfde Johnsen said that the boys were clearly on the south side of the road before the Ritter boy hit the dog Hahn said the driver had pulled onto the shoulder in an ef fort to avoid collidingwith the bicycle The bicycle was a total xvreck The confused dog stayed at the scene A cut on the side of the dog s face showed the mark of the collision with the bike Hahn the dog was not hit by the Stevenson Accuses Administration of Cynicism PROVIDENCE R I Adlai E Stevenson Saturday accused the Eisenhower administration of political cynicism about tar iffs and an unfeeling attitude toward the troubles of the textile Stevenson spoke out in a speech prepared for a rally at Provi dences city hall plaza It was the opening address of his tour through industrial New England the textile and machine tool belt I believe in a policy of gradual tariff he said The Democratic presidential nominee contended the Eisenhow er administration had made an election year gesture toward the textile industry by announcing an increase in wool tariffs and negotiations to reduce cheap Ja panese textile imports Stevenson called this political cynicism a month before elec He said GOP policy shows tittle concern for the little man vanishing Autopsy Scheduled in Iowa Drivers Death SABULA UP An autopsy was scheduled to determine whether the death of Fred Dempster 68 Littleport whose car plunged into the Mississippi River Friday was caused by drowning or injuries The car ran off the road near the SabulaSavanna bridge Morris Drops Dispute With Risk Company DES MOINES UP Baptist Minister Sam Morris abandoned his battle to retain control of an abstainers only auto insurance company Friday after months of feuding with officials over the hiring of The widely known temperance leader severed every connection he had with the company he helped found nine years ago right down to canceling his auto mobile policy with the firm No Criticism The Rev Morris who staged a fiveweek sitdown strike in the of fice of State Insurance Commis sioner Oliver P Bennett late last spring in protest to his ouster as president gave up without his usual blast at the way the firm was being run He and members of his family resigned from the board of direc tors and dismissed a million dol lar federal damage suit Morris had filed against company offi cers They in turn dismissed a counterclaim against him I i Part of Agreement As part of the agreement Mor 5s and his family agreed not to speak or write against the management or to interfere with he company in any way Bennett termed the settlement fair and equitable to the parties involved and to the policyholders in the firm which has more than policyholdcrs in 15 states The fight is he said Cedar Rapids Man BOSTON Suffolk Superior Court jury Saturday convicted eight men of taking part in the Brinks robbery the largest cash haul in the nations history They face a maximum of life imprisonment The allmale jury deliberated 3 hours and 27 minutes before con victing seven of the eight defend ants of armed they actually participated in the Jan 17 1950 looting The F McGin nis 52 termed by the prosecution as the convicted as an accessory before the fact of armed robbery and accessory to breaking and entering which car ry the same penalty Directed Verdict McGinnis was acquitted of armed robbery and breaking and entering charges by directed ver dict before the case went to the jury at Friday night Convicted after the nineweek trial as participants were An thony Pino 48 Vincent J Costa 41 Michael V G e a g a n 47 Adolph Maffie 44 Henry Baker 49 James I Faherty 44 anc Thomas F Richardson 48 Al are from greater Boston Of course we are going to ap chief defense counsel Paul T Smith said We have 21 days file that appeal These have been nine long weeks and we want a few days to get straight ened When jury foreman Thomas F Donahue 43 read the guilty ver dicts McGinnis wife collapsed Fahertys sister buried her head in a handkerchief A woman rela tive of another defendant screamed Sentencing Set Tuesday morning was fixed as he day of sentencing In his final argument Dist Atty Garrett H Byrne referred o the defendants as potential murderers men who would dc troy everything that is He called Joseph J Specs OKeefe the states star witness vho has pleaded guilty to partici pating in the robbery a man who came here without any fears or promises he may be anything ou want to call him but he came n here and he didnt have Smith castigated OKeefe who ived in the Roxbury section of Boston as a liar a poor orphan of the storm the Rox bury The allmale jury was selected rom a venire of talesman called in groups of 100 Seventeen court days were needed before the panel of 14 finally was completed Aug 29 The prosecutions case was pegged largely on the story of OKeefe 48 Boston hoodlum with a record of 70 arrests who plead IOWA NEWSPAPERBOY VISITS IKE PrSident Eisenhower takes a look at the lapel pin worn by Andv Williams Ames Iowa durinjr the boys visitat the White House Saturday The pin designates Andy who lSnr I as the nations outstanding newspaperbov of lUafa an award made by the Inland Daily Press Andy s call was arranged in connection with national Newspaperboys Day Saturday DETAILS ON THE SPORTS PAGE Secretary of Navy Reduces Sentence of Sgt McKeon WASHINGTON the Navy Thomas Friday ordered The Navy said the effect car was car a sharp reduction in the pimishJThomas action in reducing theried down the tracks about 450 nent of Marine S Sgt Matthcwiscntcnce to three months is iVLO KPnn 1 n nl 1 f i A n Car and Train in Collision Two Sisters Tots Victims LA PORTE CITY tfi Five members of two related farm families were killed late Friday in a cartrain collision about four miles northwest of here and a few miles southeast of Waterloo The victims included two moth ers who were sisters and their three children They were Mrs Rex Dungy 25 of near La Porte City her son Richard 2 and her 16months old daughter Debbie Mrs Ludwig Benda 44 of near Buckingham and her daughter Marie 7 Buy Chickens The women were enroute to the Kenneth Eastman farm near the cene of the crash to buy some hickens State highway patrolmen said Mrs Benda who was driving urned off Highway 218 onto a gravel road to the Eastman farm and had to cross over the Rock Island Lines tracks Highway PatroV Sergeant John B Schneider said the setting sun was in the eyes of Mrs Benda and her vision may have been im paired Members of the crew of an ap proaching freight train said the car a 1948 model slowed down as if the driver were shifting gears and then went on the tracks The trainmen said the freight was traveling through a 50mile anhour zone The car was car T IUUUIU5 IS Ulal McKeon the drill sergeant McKeon will actually serve about vho was courtmartialed for thefour more weeks in confinement death of six recruits j McKeon was found guilty of Thomas rermUed the bad conlnogligent homicide and drinking luct discharge the court ordcrcdlon duty after the six recruits or McKeon reduced his confinedrowned at Parris Island S C Tl On i iti i n 4 n j Thrown Clear Workmen had to pry the rear end apart to reach the Benda girl and the Dungy boy The bodies of the other victims were throwa from nine to three months abOUt feet the CrOS et aside the fine ordered on the night of April 8 n v o Thomas however upheld thcj He was arrested the night ofL5 LM lergeants reduction in rank to the tragedy at Ribbon Creek and d the way to a Waterloo hospi private jconfined to the Parris Island tal Sgt T m nn i m n isuilRl OllSt In striking out the bad conduct for about six weeks until Thomas cnt dischargewhich was the key moderated the confinement ner g Schneider said point in the sentence imposed bylmitting McKeon to live off the Indlcateci that no the sevenman court on Aug nnsl with icai was aware of the Thomas said he had restored to McKeon the opportunity to build for himself a useful and honor post his wife and two chilL10 tl dren Since the night of the trag edy a third been to the McKeon familv said the evi one in the approach it was too late The bodies were taken to funer in Waterloo and La j Porte City The Bendas had an other child a 10yearold son who was not hi the car Mr and Mrs Harold Clark who employed the Dungys on i heir farm near here about a year ago said the two sisters had been over the gravel road before U N Group Awaits Egypt Soviet Reply UNITED NATIONS N Y W Egypt and Russia are expected to hit back hard next week at the Western proposal for U N en dorsement of the London conference plan for international control of the Suez Canal Diplomats of the two countries declined comment after JEFFERSON W An Iowa heard the proposal Friday in the llnation Security Council But woodland which was believed to there was widespread belief in circles that Russia wouldhavL existed to years use the veto when the issue afio has been uncovered by a AncientWoodland is Discovered in Jefferson to a votc there will he two or three cuttinS a roadbed for relo 11 k 11 i U already has said it willof private sessions ih Af f robbcry andinot aBrco to international control The closed nicetints proposed cn named the defendants as ho canal Tho Sovjct UnJon ha iFriday by British S supported Egypts Seiwvn ami Drowns in Lake BEMIDJI Minn Fatka about 45 Cedar Rapids Iowa drowned in Black Lake 12 miles northeast of here late Fri day while fishing with three other men who survived a boat acci dent Fatka the bailiff of the Cedar Rapids municipal court was fish ing with Richard Perkins Cedar Rapids and two other men when their boat suddenly filled with water One of the men swam to shore while two others clung to the boat until they were rescued But Fatka went under and drowned I oflho waterway thp away am jt The Suez debate appeared headeasy for frank talks witli ed for closed door sessions as trees soon as Soviet Foreign Minister Dmitri Shepilov Egyptian For eign Minister Mahmoud Fawzi Secretary of State Dulles and others have made opening state ments Delegates planned to catlon o uS 30 near Jefferson Tho CIOSV discovery of f trccs in a s Substitutes for Insulin Revealed A Chicago CHICAGO rove under a thin layer of clay Workmen found the tops of the bent over but the trunks with the bark still on them were erect The trees resembled some type of pine The wood was spongy and deteriorated rapidly when exposed to sunlight for a halfhour Friday night The Secretary of State was to receive an honorary degree at Williams College this morning but was ex later in the clay lowed like aspirin Dr Rachmiel Levine of Michael Reese Medical Center said Satur day the been successful in controlling certain types of Set New Speed Mark SAN DIEGO Calif Three Navy Cougar jet fighters flew to New York and back Fri that the drugs can not be fnt ft II I1UL UU I tT i u founal meeting or general use until thev be held Monday at whenjundcrgo further tests for possible Fawzi is expected to lead The opening round probably will in 10 hours 49 minutes and 11 seconds to set a new roundtrip continentspanning speed record ill aftereffects Cmdr Gerald A Robinson 38 ibroko the old mark of 11 hours 27 uui uiuiiv ui ii nours The drugs called set May 22 1955 by Lt Z5 in Conroy of the California monal Guard in a R86A ;