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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 12, 1956, Mason City, Iowa m HOME EDITION DN CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAFIR THAT MAKES ALL NO HTM IQWANS N I I 6 H O R SM VOL LXIII Awociaied PMM and United PMM Pull Leite Wirea Cents Copy f 18Hour I Tour by I Kefauver Slugs Away MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 12 1954 Paper ol Two OM at GOP By WILLIAM SPICER DBS MOINES Es tes Kefauver accused the Repub lican administration Thursday of trying to take in the farmer with overdue electionyear relief programs The tireless Tennessean obvi ously relishing every minute pounded away at the Republican farm program in a grueling hour 220mile swing through the heart of the Corn Belt You may get a little relief in the next month or he said But it will last only until the election Theyre giving you a sleeping pill to put you to sleep and an aspirin to ease your pain until after the election Then youll have four more years of Agricul ture Secretary Ezra T Long Needed The Democratic vice presiden tial nominee said the drought re lief program announced Thursday should have been put into effect many months ago The Republi cans are doing it now to take you he said He also charged that the ad ministration has politically tail ored the soil bank program to pour money into states where Republican politicians are in the greatest All along the route the sun burned senater charged the ad ministration has purposefully driven down farm prices Recent attempts at relief he said are just for the At every stop Kefauver made a special point to link President Eisenhower to Bensons farm policies Nice Mm Notinga number of buttons among the crowd he said I do think you people wearing Ike but tons should put a Benson pin be side it because thats what youre going to He described Benson as a nice pleasant But he suggested Benson should go to Kasson and reread Ei senhowers promises and come back down here and explain why they were not Kefauver confidently predicted the Democrats would carry Iowa tin year something they havent done since 1948 Enthusiastic Meeting When Kefauver arrived at the Iowa Farm and Home Improve ment show at Bayard he climbed aboard a mule drawn wagon perched himself atop a bale of hay and was hauled into the grounds The crowd the largest of the day whooped hollered and pa raded with banners for several minutes before Kefauver spoke I havent seen anything like this since the Democratic conven Kefauver said Kefauver Friday moved on to Columbus for a major ad dress at the National Mechanical Corn Picking Contest Vice Presi dent Richard Nixon also spoke there during the day II About The Weather Mason City Mostly fair with gusty southerly winds through Saturday Warmer Friday night continued mild Saturday High Saturday near 80 Low Frday night 5560 fowe General fair with mod erate southerly winds Friday night Partly cloudy Saturday turning cooler extreme north west otherwise little tempera ture change Low Friday night 50s except low 60s southwest Fiveday towa Temperatures will average slightly below normal in the period Saturday through next Wednesday Normal highs 62 north to 66 south Normal lows 39 north to 43 south Quite warm at beginning of period Turning cooler Sunday and colder Tuesday Precipitation with average twotenths to threetenths of an inch occur ring as scattered showers Sun day and again Tuesday Minnesota Continued pleasant GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum Thursday 72 Minimum Thursday Night 54 At 8 Friday 63 YEAR AGO Maximum 81 Minimum 44 t Signals Sp Search At t DONKEYS FOR KE1TAUVER When Sen Estes Kefauver visited the and Home Improvement Show at Bayard Thursday he was greeted by two young girls on donkeys wearing Estes and Adlai ribbons The girls both from Perry are Mary Ellen Hanlori 8 and Mary Margaret Monroe 9 Ezra Denies Tinkering With Soil Bank Program SPENCER of Ag riculture Ezra Benson says Sen Kefauver DTenn and other Democrats either have the facts or are deliberately trying to mislead the people in accusing the Eisenhower administration of political tinkering with the soil bank plan Benson was here Thursday night for an address at the Spen cer High School auditorium Only a few hours before Benson spoke here Kefauver the Demo cratic candidate for vice presi dent had made his political tin kering charges in a speech at Kefauver said of the soil bank money is being channeled to states where Re publicans are in the greatest Kefauver said that in Tennes see which he said is sure to go Democratic this soil bank payments have amounted to only Secretary Benson Is Heartened by Warmth of Welcome in Iowa By STAFF WRITER SPENCER The warmth of the welcome accorded to Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson during his full day and night in Iowa was most heartening to him This he told the writer in advance of his talk here Thursday night before an audience which filled the High School Auditorium and spilled out into the street The question was put to him during a press conference in a room off the auditorium attended by some 25 representatives of newspaper and radio from Iowa Minnesota and eastern states Iowa he said held some special claims on his affections He and his bride lived in Ames the first year of their married life back in the 20s when he was a graduate student at Iowa State College living on a S70 a month scholarship His grandfather was born in a wagonbox a hundred years ago or so at Garden Grove where he visited earlier in the day His fore bears made the Mormon from Nauvoo to Nebraska and subsequently to Utah and Idaho Once or twice during the day individuals in his audience had directed critical questions to him and during his talk here a wom an high in the balcony cackled out some comments Benson was unperturbed That was another question put to him during the course of his press conference How can you stand up so well under the bom bardment of abuse to which you have been subjected Bensons smiling answer stated in what amounted almost to spok en literature was that he had an inner peace borne of a con viction that what he was doing was both sound and honest TwoYear Basis Had he ever thought of resign ing his cabinet post I didnt know Dwight Eisen hower or any member of the cabinet when I was he replied I didnt seek the post I accepted on a twoyear basis The President knows I would not wish to remain on to the detriment of his Administra tion But Im not one to run away from a fight Repeatedly in the press con ference and later Benson lashed at critics who as he explained it were having to create issues because there were none at hand for them Emphasis on fixed price sup ports he said had been blown all out of proportion to its true importance In Iowa the basic commodities under the support program do not amount to a tenth of farm income In Wiscon cin its actually only 1 per cent Flexible Supports All of his predecessors he re called had been advocates of flexible supports while in author ity and every major farm organi zation at some time or other has been for flexibility Surpluses which have plagued agriculture in recent times were products of rigid supports The high farm prices of the Roose velt and Truman administrations resulted wholly Benson insisted to the insatiable appetite of he added our opponents are going to claim credit for those high prices they must at the same time take the blame for the wars which brought them Farm income this year said the Secretary will be apprecia bly higher than last year even though neither the soil bank nor the flexible support system has become wholly operative yet While agriculture is not get ting its fair share of the national there is no general farm depression There is no farm revolt there isnt going to two million dollars whereas Ken tucky which he termed a battle has received seven mil lion dollars in soil bank pay ments In i hews conference preced ing his speech here Benson said The facts are that only mil lion dollars have been paid oii so far whereas contracts for 261 million dollars have been signed The bulk of the soil bank pay ments will be paid out after the The secretary said there was no conscious effort or intent to hannel the money for political purposes He explained that some tates may have received greater amounts to date because of effi cient committees getting their ontracts signed Benson also said the soil bank will have its first real chance in the 1957 crop year He said he felt he program eventually will make possible the elimination of all rop and acreage controls Overflow Crowd In his speech before a crowd which overflowed the seat righ school auditorium Benson urged his audience not to be ieve the myth that this admin stration has brought heartbreak to the farm Benson also asked his listeners not to believe what he called two other myths the Democrats are the family farm is passing out of the pic ture and that the Eisenhower administration has been unsym pathetic to the needs of farmers suffering from No one who knows farming would minimize in the slightest the difficulties of the costprice squeeze many of our farm fami lies have been Benson said I assure you that this adminis tration is not satisfied with farm conditions as they are In keeping with our responsibilities to the farmer a whole battery of pro grams is being operated to pro tect and improve the economic position of our farm Generous Applause Benson was applauded gener ously during his speech and re ceived a brief standing ovation at its completion However he had his hecklers too as an unidentified woman high in the balcony interrupted the secretary three times On one occasion Benson had remarked There are people who dont like to see farmers make any Youre one of came the reply How about nine cent hogs someone in the same section chimed in Benson was unperturbed and continued his speech Benson visited three farms in the Spencer area Friday morn ing before going on to Nebraska the sixth state in his Oc tober campaign tour Adlai in Offensive on Coast Ike Planning New Technique OAKLAND Calif E Stevenson who accuses Presi dent Eisenhower of inaction and led five Demo crats Friday on a flying cam paign through California We have had enough of in action and he said He contended that when we ose ground abroad we are as sured that all is well and he added I dont think the pub ic likes to be told by Mr Dulles and President Eisenhower that American prestige has never een when it is mani festly The Democratic presidential lominee made his latest attack on the GOP regime in a speech for a rally at Oakland Thursday night before he broke camp for lis swing south to Fresno Long Beach and San Diego Three Governors With him were three gover nors George Leader of Pennsyl vania Robert B Meyner of New Jersey and Frank Clement o Tennessee and two Hubert H Humphrey of Minne sota and Albert M Gore of Ten nessee Their plans to saturate Cali fornia in a bid for its critical 32 electoral votes called for them to fan out with Stevenson as he worked south holding rallies of their around him All of them but Clement who was late in joining the group ap peared with Stevenson Thursday light on a nationwide television roadcast from San Francisco They talked about Stevensons proposal to give federal loans and jrants to a voluntary private lealth insurance plan aimed at raining more doctors and build ng more hospitals No Progress In four years of this adminis Stevenson said no real breakthrough in the battle for the peoples health has been pro In his Oakland speech Steven son said voters are switching away from the GOP to the Demo cratic party Meanwhile President Eisenhow er Friday night will try out a new campaigning technique a tele vised news conference with about 100 Citizens For Eisenhower asking the questions The unre hearsed nationally televised news conference will plate dinner of follow a the Citizens for EisenhowerNixon of the District of Columbia at the SheratonPark Hotel in Washington CONVICTED AS ARAB SPY Mary Frances 29 Hungington W chats with a newsman in a Jeru salem court before she was found guilty of spying on Israel for Syria and sentenced to a year in prison The American woman is the wife of a Syrian diplomat Her trial was held in secret ON SUEZ CRISIS Conciliatory Move Reported at U N FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES UNITED NATIONS N Y Foreign ministers of Britain France and Egypt have agreed on a set of principles for future negotiations on the Suez Canal crisis an authoritative source said Friday British Foreign Secretary Sehvyn Lloyd French Foreign Min isler Christian Pineati and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mahmoud went into another secret session to draft an official form of the agreement They were scheduled to put it before a closed session of the United Nations Security Council later Friday It was not immediately learned whether negotiations would continue on the foreign ministers level or be left to ambassadors jf the three governments Neither was it know whether U N Secre tary General Dag Hammarskjold who has sat in on the six secret sessions of the three ministers would continue to play a role A usually well informed diplo mat said that in the talks so far Egyptian Foreign Minister Mah Cold to Follow Summery Weather Late Saturday Balmy Indian summer weather continued in Iowa Friday and emperatures of near 90 degrees vere expected in the western part of the state for the second straight day The Weather Bureau said tem peratures would be considerably warmer in eastern Iowa than they were Thursday when Dubuquc had a high of only 66 The highest Missing GIs Are Sought No Hint of Success LONDON signati spurred a gigantic search Friday for a transport plane miss ng with 59 servicemen aboard There was not a hint of success At least 80 planes from bases n a half dozen countries includ ng giant sixengine stratojet iombers an aircraft carrier and destroyers scoured the area north of the Azores in an effort to pin down the source of the messages But back to base came these reports from the searchers uck Nothing The missing plane a C118 Lift naster of the Military Air Transport Service was due at ajes Air Base on the Azores Thursday morning Long Silence After a long silence a string of faint SOS signals were picked up by commercial airliners flying early Friday between Britain and New York Belief was expressed the distress calls might be com ing from portable transmitters on rubber life rafts carried by the missing aircraft The Air Force ordered an all out aerial search for the of the message heard by at least five transatlantic airlineri Thursday night and the Air Force Base at Lajes The Air Force estimated signals were coming from a point houd Fawzi had agreed Egypt would coopernte in some re spects with the Suez Canal Users Assn SCUA set up by the sec ond London Suez conference The same diplomat who asked not to be identified said British Foreign Secretary Sehvyn Lloyd had dropped Britains insistence on international gperation of the canal and had agreed to Egyp reading in the state Thursday wastian operation provided intcrna 90 at Sioux City jjonni safeguards were set up to A cool front with northerly wind and falling temperatures was ex Dected to reach northwest Iowa ate Saturday and spread over the state Sunday Russian Athlete Found Guilty of Shoplifting LONDON UP A British court Friday found Soviet discus champion Nina Ponomareva guilty of stealing five hats from a London shop But it freed her with payment of light court costs to permit her to return to Russia at the earliest possible Nina pleaded innocent to the theft charge which Moscow had said was a dirty provoca tion designed to embarrass an eminent athlete However Magistrate Clyde Wilson before whom she was tried in jampacked MarJoor ough Street court ruled that the charges of shoplifting had been proved against the 27yearold Moscow school teacher But apparently mindful of in ternational repercussions he re leased her unconditionally on payment of three guineas court costs Defense attorney Mervyn GriffithJones said arrange guarantee freedom of navigation through the waterway necessary improvements and reasonable tolls Another source claiming to be familiar with the British position said they were willing for Egypt to hire the canal pilots and col lect the tolls provided SCUA made up the canal convoys and assigned the pilots to individual ships and if the tolls were fixed in accordance with an interna tionaJ treaty Egypt would sign i ments had been made for Nina Of this report a British spokes to return to Russia at the man would say onv Bits of it earliest jarc OTongbut Vm not going to The Soviet ship Molotov you which ready had up steam it Londons Surrey docks in preparation for sailing Friday night Nina was expected to be aboard Nina was supposed to have appeared in the Magistrates Court Aug 30 but disappeared instead into the confines of the Soviet embassy where she has remained a refugee from justice since then The Russians contended from the beginning that an appear ance in court to answer a crim inal charge Russian equivalent to an admission to guilt In Russia they said there is no court trial until the defendant has been shown to be guilty The British tried to explain that a per son is presumed innocent until proven guilty in court Rep Priest Former Demo Whip Is Dead NASHVILLE Tenn J Percy Priest 56 former Demo cratic whip in the House died Friday eight days after he under went stomach surgery BULLETIN WASHINGTON UP De fense Secretary Charles E Wil son said Friday ttiat military manpower may be cut er more next year He also said defense spending may rise mere than twe billion next year Three hwans LINCOLN Neb Three lowans were listed as being aboard the U S military trans port plane reported missing on a flight from England to that United States Thursday They were Airman Robert D Spurling 19 Fonda Airman Henry J Schover 20 Al ton and Airman James L Schorr Keokuk approximately 150 miles north of the Azores The transport vanished Wednes day night on a flight from the air base at Lakenheath England to the Azores en route to the United States Aboard were 50 Air men returning to their Lincoln base and the transports crew of nine Navy men Last Position The position from which it was estimated the SOS signals came was more than 800 miles beyond1 the missing planes last position report But an Air Force spokes man said the aircraft could lost radio contact with the ocean control tower at Shannon Airport in Ireland and flown on toward its destination before going down We would be surprised to find it so close to the Azores but its the spokesman added The Liftmaster carried four life rafts each equipped with a port able transmitter and having room for 20 men Kin of Mason Ciryans on Passenger List A Conrad J Buehler 29 Waterville Ohio one of the 59 servicemen aboard the missing Military Air Transport Service plane is a grandson of Mr and Mrs Jacob Buehler 1216 Una S Mason City He is tht son of the Rev Conrad Buehler Waterville SAME 1 ;