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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 16, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Horns MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXIV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Seven Cents a CoPy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16 1957 This Paper Consists ol Two One Red Spy Link Is Denied Says Mrs Sobell NEW YORK renegade Moscow agent testified Tuesday he once was directed to hire im prisoned atom spy Morton So bells wife for Russian espionage work in this country The agent said he failed to carry out the as signment Sobell is serving 30 years in prison as an accomplice of atom spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg who were executed in The testimony came from Reino Hayhanen who renounced his spy background to turn gov ernment witness at the espionage trial of Russian Col Rudolf I Abel The trial which opened Monday is the most sensational since the Rosenberg case Hayhanen said he and Abel had as baitto obtain the serv ices of Mrs Helen Sobell They buried the money in Bear Moun tain Park a state resort on the Hudson River above New York City Never Contacted The witness said he never con tacted Mrs Sobell nor gave her the money But he added hat he reported to Moscow that he had done both Mrs Sobel out of court de nied ever having anything to do with espionage She said This is I believe just a way of dragging my name into the newspapers in connection with es pionage at a time my husbands case is before the Supreme Court have never been involved in any kind of espionage nor has my husband or in a conspiracy to commit espionage I think this is an attempt by government prose cutors to smear me and my hus band Long Series Sobell is currently engaged in another of a long series of ap peals in an attempt to reverse his 1951 conviction with the Rosen bergs Sobell was referred to at one point in Hayhanens testimony as agent Stone However So belPs involvement in the Russian underground apparatus here was not further explored Abel 55 is on trial for his life in US District Court in Brook lyn He is accused of masque rading for nine years as a Brook lyn artist while actually function ing as a Soviet spy who collected American military and atomic secrets Hayanen has testified that he was sent here from Russia in 1952 to spy under Abels direction Placed in exhibit before the jury of nine men and three women was a short wave radio Hayhanen said Abel gave him Another exhibit was a hollowed out German coin Hayhanen said it was a type used by Abel to secrete microfilm spy data Hayhanen nact re7 ccived S500 a month in salary and expenses while an active spy in this country At first he said he received the money through locations where matlerial is relayed from one agent to another Later Hay hanen added Abel paid him di rectly No 4 OURTESY GOU3ENT8JAMBLE A s M GOING MY WAY NEIGHBOR Because ofVSke against Pittsburgh Railway Co which has shut off mass bus and trolley transportation businessmen have set up courtesy ride stations throughout Pittsburghs down town section These two girls Carole Mendicino left and Dolores Del Greco also figure a little persuasion might help HANDS OFF TURKEY A Warning to Syria Russia WASHINGTON ffl Secretary of State Dulles saidWcdnesda the United States must be on guard against the possibility of an at tack by Syria and Russia against Turkey Dulles said that in event of such an attack the United State would not leave the Soviet Union as a privileged sanctuary Along with his grim warning Dulles said he thinks an outbreak of war in the Middle East is un likely largely because of the Unit ed Nations focus of attention on the area At his first news conference in about six weeks Dulles said on the subject of Russias Sputnik and intercontinental missiles that he thinks the Soviets may be ahead of the United States in this area of weapons But he declared emphatically that the United States now has and will have marked military superiority over the Russians be cause in part of this nations lead in heavy bombers More Decisiva He said bombing planes are presently the more decisive weapon in modern forces In 5 or 10 years Dulles said missiles may be the decisive weapon and it is important for the United States to push ahead in this field If the question is one of ade quate defense expenditures or a reduced budget a n ti tax cuts Dulles said certainly security has got to come first Dulles described Russias suc cessful launching of the first earth satellite as a useful thing because he said it arouses the whole country and Congress to the importance of the missiles RUDOLF ABEL STAR FARMER KANSAS CITY UP The Future Farmers of America conferred its most coveted degree the Star American Farmer Award Tues day night upon Clarence C Chap pell Jr a 21yearold farmer from Belvidcrc N C whose fi nancial statement shows he is all due to fanning program Not Awake He argued that the administra tion has realized all along how im portant this is and the degree of Russias advances in the field but he dearly indicated a belief that Congress and the nation gener ally were not really awake to the problem Dulles ruled out any direct ne gotiations between the United States and Russia to carve up the world and establish what he caiJed an overlordship of other na tions He said the Soviets have long awaited a MoscowWashing ton deal to that end but he said the United States and Russia are not he only powers in the world and this country would have noth ing to do with trying to tell other countries what to do SAME Syrians Ask U N Study of Threats UNITED NATIONS N Y M Syria Wednesday formally re quested the U N General Assem bly to consider alleged threats to her security The move will open the way for a full airing of the TurkishSyrian border tension Each side has ac cused the other of threatening peace by massing troops alon their common frontier The proposal for the debate was in the form of a letter asking that a new item be added to the agenda of the 82nation Assemblj entiticd Threats to the Peace and Security of Syria The title did not refer to Turkey by name Impartial Study The letter requested the estab lishment of an impartial U N committee to investigate the al leged threats The action here followed a sharp deterioration of the situation with in the last few days In Damascus Tuesday the Syrian Foreign Min istry summoned foreign diplomats and presented a declaration that Turkey intends to launch a pre mediafated action against Syria Earlier Egyptian reinforcements had arrived in Syria Propaganda Attacks Turkey handed a letter to U N Secretary General Dag Hammar skjold late Tuesday accusing the Syrian government of echoing So viet propaganda attacks on the Turkish government Turkish Ambassador Scyfullah Esin denied Syrian charges that troop movements in Turkey were of a threatening nature Turkish defense measures he said con stitute an internal matter and do not call for comments by anyone from the outside Wholesale Prices of Food Inch Lower NEW YORK food prices as measured by the Dun Bradstreet food index inched lower this week At S6ll the index compared with S612 a week ago and was 17 per cent higher than in the similar week last year This weeks figure is he lowest since May 28 it was the same Watch Is Kept on Flu Schools Are Hit Hard By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS School officials all over Iowa cept a close on the absen ee situation Wednesday as the outbreak of flu continued to pread across the state State officials had no upto date check on the number of pu pils who w ere ill but it was known that the total reached into he thousands Also unknown was whether Asian flu or com mon influenza was responsible for the high number of absen tees There was some indication that the flu epidemic at the State University of Iowa which was among the first to be hit thi fall had run its course However the flu virus w a rampant in the public schools a Iowa City with more than 1000 pupils absent or 25 per cent o the total There was no schoo for the second day at Solon i miles northeast of I o w a Citj where seven teachers and two thirds of the pupils were down Dozen Closed More than a dozen schools in the state have been closed since Monday and some officials were apprehensive lest the flu should hit teaching staffs that wouJd force more closings that other wise would not be necessary At Ames close to 1000 stu dents atIowa State College have been flu victims At the college clinic between 300 and 400 were treated Tuesday and the same number the day before At Waterloo Our Lady of Vic tory Academy a parochial school was among the latest to be closed The school with an enroling J of 4iO lias classes until Monday partly be cause ho classes had been scheduled for Thursday and Fri day due to a teachers confer ence 63 Absenf Supt Jack Logan said there was no plan to close Waterloo public schools although East High had 63 per cent of its stu Royal Pair Opens 6Day Visit to US 85 Absences The number of flu absences were reducec Wednesday at the Mason City High School Eighty five absences were reported compared to more than 100 listed Tuesday The other schools in Mason City were re ported normal according to Mabel Zickefoose city school nurse dents absent and West Junior High had 25 per cent missing The number of absentees reached 1800 In Des Moines where 2000 were absent the first of the week the total in junior and senior high schools had risen to 5000 Tues day Lincoln junior and senior high school continued to be the hardest hit with 950 students and 17 teachers ill Two Catholic schools St Augus tins and Holy Trinity were closed temporarily but all Des Moines public schools remained open At Newton absences jumped up to 925 B C Berg Newton school superintendent said the availabil ity of teachers will be the main factor in keeping the schools open Ten teachers were ill Other Reports j Reports received from places elsewhere in the state included these Creston 232 of he 462 high school students absent Clinton About 52 per cent of the 1002 students in the high school and 7 teachers absent Clinton SI Marys High School had 133 of 241 out Mount Ayr About 40 per cent of the high school enrollment ab sent Marshall County demons Consolidated School had 83 of 225 students ill Increased absenteeism has been reported at Baxter Monroe Prai rie City Colfax and LynnvilleSul ly Independence senior and junior high schools have been closed the remainder of this week Officials said 85 per cent of the junior high pupils and 60 per cent of the high school students were ill Independences football game at Marion Friday night has been postponed More than half of the Independence team is ill includ ing Coach Shorty Larson VOWS TO FIGHT TO KEEP BABY Wilson holds Christy the baby she took home for adop tion four months ago and whose natural mother an unwed college student now is trying to regain Miss Wilson and her husband producer Bob Gallon said they followed legal adoption procedures and intend to fight to keep the infant Electric Gas Workers Walkout Grips France PARIS Electricity and gas workers brought industry to a virtual halt throughout France Wednesday with a 24hour strike for higher wages Radio and television went off the air telephones went dead subways trains and elevators stopped running Newspaper presses halted and late morning editions failed to appear Hundreds of thousands of the five million people of city of in predawn darkness to get to work after a cold breakfast The gas was low or out and there were no strret lights Bicycles scooters and cars poured into the streets in a rec ord traffic jam Many workers failed to get to their jobs The French longline railroad system which is 60 per cent electrified was hard hit Some passenger trains stopped be tween stations aand steam loco motives had to be sent to bring them in Most trains to the south and southwest of Paris were cancelled The huge St Nazaire Ship yards hit by rotating strikes for three weeks shutdown because of lack of power At the big port of Le Havre dock workers metal workers and even hospital em ployes joined the gas and elec tric workers in walking out Even some hospitals at Nice and Marseille were without light The strike described as about 90 per cent effective began at midnight and will end Wednes day night It came as France fought to overcome one of its worst political crises and on the eve of nationwide demonstrations being whipped up by the Com munist Party After 16 days of crisis rightist Antoine Pinay was still trying to form a government HAS 16 MORE He Virtually Gave Away 11 Houses HARRISBURG Pa James Bricker awoke to begin his 88th year of life Wednesday faced with a question He owns that much in real es tate and some people are curi outs to know what he intends doing with the properties Questions began coming in to the retired bachelor three weeks ago from the United States and some foreign countries when it learned he had sold 11 Harrisburg homes for each to families occupying them on a rental basis But the queries really began pouring in when international newspaper accounts of his gen erosity also noted that the for mer blacksmith still owned 16 properties which he valued at about Value The homes he sold at 510 were valued w Bricker at about on 1918 as sessments I have received 602 letters and 152 cards Bricker said And I dont know how many phone calls and personal vis its since this all began Many of the people ask me what I intend doing with the 16 other homes and I can say frankly I just dont have any idea he said He confessed however that he has hopes of keeping them in order that he will have some security to live out what he is confident will be quite a few more years of life Police Escort Bricker Tuesday was whisked from his bachelor quarters and driven behind a police escort to Harrisburg City Hall There Mayor Nolan F Zeigler and the City Council congratulated him on his birthday anniversary and presented him with a formal resolution praising him for practically giving away homes the Eagle Grove Voters Renew Franchises EAGLE GROVE A special election was held in Eagle Grove Tuesday to consider the of the natural gas electric and heat franchises of the Iowa Pub lic Service Co for 15 years Voters were given three ballots one for the electric franchise one for the gas and one for the heat All three measures were car ried by a vole of 853 to 18 Each franchise is to run for 15 years The election was according to the laws of Iowa which say that the franchises for the right to use the streets and alleys of a city or town for necessary poles wires and other equipment must be approved by the voters of the community 19 Injured in Storm at Opelousas La OPELOUSAS La jftA torna do smashed homes and trees Tuesday night as it swirled through Opclousas Nineteen per sons were injured State Police Trooper Davy Knight said five or six homes were leveled Fifteen injured Ne groes were taken to the St Lan dry Clinic and a white man and his three children to Opelousas General Hospital None were hurt seriously The Weather Mason City Mostly fair and cool er through Thursday Low Wed nesday night 3844 High Thurs day 5457 Iowa Partly cloudy cooler Wed nesday night low 4555 Partly cloudy Thursday a little cooler east Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average 3 to 5 degrees be low normal Wednesday night through next Monday Normal highs 62 north to 66 south Nor mal lows 39 north to 43 south Gradual cooling indicated until the weekend with little temper ature change expected rest of period Little if any precipita tion is expected Minnesota Clearing high 4555 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum BQ Minimum 51 At S am 54 Precipitation 03 YEAR AGO Maximum 59 Minimum 47 FILES APPEAL DES MOINES UP Edith Johnson former Des Moines post master who was fired Sept 6 I sold those homes simply because I felt these people liv ing in them were good honest hardworking people who would appreciate the sale Bricker said Beck Will Continue in Teamsters Office WASHINGTON UP Dave Beck announced Wednesday that because of court proceedings here he will not resign immediately as Teamsters Union president in favor of Presidentelect James R Hoffa Beck whose term runs to Dec 1 had planned to resign this week from the S50000ayear job to let Hoffa take over The 44yearold Hoffa was elec ted to succeed Beck at the Team sters recent convention in Miami Beach Fla Federal Judge F Dickinson Letts Monday granted a 10day injunction forbidding Hoffa to take office at once The order stemmed from charges the election was rigged Coiburn Gets Post With Civil Defense BATTLE CREEK Mich W Appointment of Jay C Coiburn Harlan Iowa as consultant on state government was announced Wednesday by the Federal Civil Defense Administration Coiburn served eight years in the Iowa House and eight years in the Senate The FCDA said Coiburn will work at the state level on FCDAs recently com pleted plan for continuity of state and local government in event of an enemy attack Former Gov 1st Stop Made in Virginia Farewell Bid to Canada JAMESTOWN Va Elizabeth II for the first time as uler of Britain set foot Wednes ay on United States soil Thou ands were on hand to acclaim er She told her welcomers I now that we are going to have a onderful time The 31 year old monarch tepped smiling from her Royal Canadian Air Force transport at icarby Patrick Henry Airport af er a 500mile flight from Ottawa After the welcoming cere monies the radiant Queen with icr handsome consort Prince hilip was off on a whirlwind our of the historic Virginia tide water area where her nations irst permanent colony in the New World was born grew and later stirred toward revolt and inde pendence On to Washington Thursday Elizabeth and Philip go to Washington for four crowded days as the guests of President and Mrs Eisenhower before leaving for New York on Monday The Queens descent from the royal plane triggered both a cere monial welcome planned and re hearsed to the last note of the 50 piece Army Band and the im staged greetings ofmassed hun dreds pressed against the airport security fence Thousands more waited expect antly at key points along the royal route After the big transports door swung open the Queen stepped into the bright October sunshine moving gracefully down the ramp to a greeting by Virginias Gov Thomas B Stanley and Wiley T Buchanan Jr U S chief of proto col and their ladies Happy Memories The Queen said I and my husband have happy memories of our last visit to the United States six eventful years ago We are very glad to be back again at the invitation of your President and particularly happy hat our first stop is in the beau tiful Old Dominion State For her day in Jamestown the Queen wore a fulllength coat slightly flared a scarab blue sat n ottoman with central button ng a full collar and cuffs Under he coat was a matching blue Iress of scarab blue satin ottoman rith a fitted bodice and wrap iver skirt of soft folds draped to he left hip Raised Platform The Queen stepped to a raised e vie wing platform to receive mH tary honors tendered by a com ined Army Navy Air Force and honor guard The assembled Americans stood ilent and respectful while the land played God Save the ueen and The Star Spangled Banner Jamestown Island was the first step on a fastpaced itinerary that was to carry the Queen during the afternoon also to Wiiliamsburg the restored colonial town where hardpressed Jamcslowncrs took refuge in 1699 from the rigors of frontier life FrenchBorn Widow Wins Baking Prize BEVERLY HILLS Calif old family cookie recipe has won for a Frenchborn widow used an American twist Leo Hoegh RIowa is nlumimim foi said G c r d a FCDA Rodcrer who was awarded first in a INMATE CAPTURED SAC CITY UP Law master who was fired Sept 6 SAC CITY UFM Law of said Tuesday she had appealedJicerf anj from two 1 l Counties Tlirsrlnv aulnri in IVin in Marklcy vvuuiica i her dismissal to both Postmaslerlcanturo of capuuo ot jner COOKIC was named Accor Gcncral Sumnierfield and thcjformerly of Fort Dodge who esdion Treats after the pleated Federal Civil Service Commislcaped from the Anamosa Mens aluminum foil in which the cookie prize Tuesday T baking contest Her entry a but ter cookie with shortbread flavor took top honors among all the goodies turned out by 100 amateur cooks from states and Hawaii 26 Her cookie was named Accor sion iRcformatory last weekend iwas baked ;