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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 3, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSFAPERTHAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANJ Nil SHI HOME EDITION United Poll Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3 TUs Paper Cbatists ot Two 1 A PIC KICKING WELL GO Jean Kathie 9 and father Gordon Blanchard THREE STRIKES AND YOURE OUT John Fonkert sons J 6Vj Todd 4 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE WTAD QuHcy 930 Sunday KGLO 1300 Sunday WOI Ames 6JO Thursday WSU1 la City Saturday Should We Drop Party Convention AN unprecedentedly large num ber of Americans are saying that we ought to abandon our na tional party nominating conven tions They sat in on both of them this year via TV and radio and didnt like what they saw or heard Too much hoopla and froth So lets be rid of them Thats an understandable reac tion Ive sat through 15 nominat ing conventions every one since 1924 except this years meeting in San Francisco To say that their novelty has pretty well worn off for me is to indulge in rank understatement If one were to judge solely by what meets the eye and the ear it would be pretty hard to keep from assuming a bit of cynicism For every sound thought ad vanced by those on the speakers platform there are at least a dozen examples of pontificating about the obvious in flamboyant oratory But if one reflects on the matter and considers WHAT is accomp lished rather than HOW it is ac complished he almost certainly will be a little more temperate in his final judgment Ifs a Part of Pattern The allimportant fact is that the national party covnention is an indispensable ingredient of our twoparty form of government Its the logical culmination of the precinct caucus and the county and state convention The rather universal criticism of the national conventions as TV or radio fare may very well bring about some marked changes in the future pattern of the affairs But if were going to stay by the two major parties which make majority rule possible were go ing to have to retain the overall idea back of nominating conven tions It would be my guess that the future is going to see greater change in the character of TV coverage than in the actual con duct of the conventions Whereas this year the emphasis has been on complete coverage the em phasis four years from now will be on selectivity TV viewers have consciously or unconsciously weighed what they saw and heard from the conventions against what they were missing in their regular TV programming meaning the fea tures supplanted by convention coverage Suffer by Comparison And we may just as well face it there is little about a political convention thats as exciting as There are of course some high spots in a convention which rank as good But most of what is presented on the TV screen can not be so classified One of the fundamental diffi culties involved in setting up a convention grows out of its pain ful duration Theres an explana tion for this Convention cities after putting up a quarter of a million dollars or so want to have the delegates and visitors stick around as long CONTINUED ON PACE 2 LEWIS STRAUSS Russians Set Off Another Atomic Blast WASHINGTON Atomic Energy Commission announced Monday that the Hussians have set off the third explosion in their series of nuclear tests in Siberia A brief announcement by AEC Chairman Lewis L Strauss said The third explosion in the cur rent test series occurred Sunday It was in the same region and in the same range of size as the two previous President Eisenhower an nounced last week the first two tests and the Russians confirmed they were held Aug 24 and 30 to perfect nuclear weapons suitable for arming of different kinds of troop forma Neither Eisenhowers an nouncement nor the Moscow ra dio broadcast tied down whether the tests involved hydrogen or atomic weapons Less Than Megaton However in announcing the first test while he was in Cali fornia on Aug 25 Eisenhower said the Russians had detonated a nuclear device with a yield less than a A megaton blast would have the force equiv alent to one million tons of TNT At a news conference last Fri day Eisenhower said the second test was more powerful than the first one An AEC spokesman in answer to a question Monday said Strauss statement that Sundays explosion was in the same range of size meantit was no larger nor no smaller than the previous explosions Beyond that the spokesman said he couldnt amplify First Test In announcing the first test in the current series the President made public officially for the first time that the site of the Rus sian proving grounds was in southwest Siberia north of India Afghanistan and Pakistan and west of China He said the Soviets also have utilized the area of the Barents Sea part of the Arctic Ocean for nuclear testing The announcement by the Rus came shortly after Eisenhowers Friday news con they were conduct ing nuclear tests was unprece dented in its scope and prompt ness Thirteen previous nuclear blasts in the Soviet Union have been first announced by the United States COLD OUTBREAK ABERDEEN Scotland Queen Mother Elizabeth Princess Margaret and Prince Charles were confined to their rooms Monday with summer colds A MIGHTY APPETITE HAVE WE Mr and Mrs Art Petersen sons Scott 3 Max S TIME OUT FOR A NAP Art Holtman lives it up Fear Holiday Toll to Set Record No Clues in Kidnaping of Ruotolo Tot HAMDEN Conn of ficials pored over detail after de tail of the kidnaping of 6weekold Cynthia Ruotolo but they admit ted frankly Monday We have nothing States Atty Abraham S Ull man said investigators pinned their hopes on the conscience of the woman they believe snatched the baby from her carriage out side acrowded department store Saturday The FBI made its official step into the case Sunday afternoon exactly 24 hours after the kid naping No Clues For six hours 600 volunteer searchers from offduty milk men to Boy Scouts plodded through swamps fields and gul lies in a fine rain Small ponds were drained rivers dragged Police reported no clues from the search The parents of the baby mean while sat close to a telephone after going to Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church They continued to make television and radio appeals for the safe return of their baby Their two other children an 8 yearold boy and a 19monthold child stayed in the house with them Holds Sales Job Two previous children of Mr and Mrs Stephen an a week salesman had died One infant was dropped by a neighbor boy and died of a head injury The other died of pneu monia States Atty Ullman said he was convinced more than ever this was not a kidnaping for ran som He said that left two possi bilities One that the baby was kid naped by a frustrated woman who had a deep need for a baby two that the baby was stolen for sale a possibility which was remote and one I wouldnt About The Weather Iowa Partly cloudy and cooler Day Iowa Temperatures Monday night through Satur day will to 8 degrees below normal Normal highs 79 north to 83 south Normal lows 55 north to 59 south Cooler Monday night and Tuesday Warmer about Thursday Turn ing cooler again about Satur day Rainfall will average about half an inch or more in showers Monday night GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Monday Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday night At 8 Monday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 82 60 64 82 46 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Sunday Maximum Saturday 73 Minimum Saturday night 46 At 8 Sunday 63 YEAR AGO Maximum 82 Minimum 47 ESTIMATE WAS 10 3 Killed in Iowa Accidents By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A traffic fatality Sunday and another Saturday night boosted Iowas Labor Doy holiday mo tor vehicle death toll to three The first holiday highway death occurred Friday night State officials estimated 10 persons would die in losva traf fic accidents in the threeday period beginning at 6 Fri day and ending at midnight Monday A record number of highway patrolmen and National Guard volunteers were credited with helping to keep the toll within limits state officials said The weekend victims werec Ernest Douglas 29 Tulsa Okla Vivian Johnson Lane 43 Have de Grace Md Authorities said Douglas was killed when a semitrailer trac tor he was driving apparently sideswiped a car and then ca reened into a bridge on High way 6 about two miles east of Council Bluffs Vivian Lane was killed late Saturday in a collision of a car and a trucktractor about a quarter mile east of Grand Junction on Highway 30 She was a passenger in a car driven by Robert Janifer 35 also of Have de Grace Janifer and his wife were reported in critical condition at a Jefferson hospital Authorities said a truck trac tor driven by Harold Eggington 39 Kaysville Utah sideswiped a truck driven by Russell Dale Smalely of Beaver and then ca reened into the path of the Jani fer car Iowas motor vehicle death toll for 195 how stands at 480 On this date last year it was 396 National Guard Troopers Rangers Break Up Demonstrations in South By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Bayonetarmed Tennessee Na tional Guardsmen wearing gas masks and determined Texas po lice broke up angry prosegregar tion crowds in two widely separ ated incidents Sunday night less than 48 hours before most public schools open in the racially trou bled South About 300 of the 633 guardsmen stationed in strifetorn Clinton staged a show of force which gradually dispersed a mob of about persons before the Anderson County Courthouse The guardsmen fanned out in two columns ready to use tear gas and fire hoses if sound truck appeals for order failed to take effect But the crowd apparently realized they meant business and slowly departed The boisterous mob assembled after dark at the scene of anti integration disorders which fol lowed opening of the newly inte grated Clinton High School last Monday The presence of guards support did not prevent the peo pie from gathering The guardsmen were sent into the east Tennessee town of by order of Gov Frank Clement They relieved highway patrolmen rushed to the area Saturday night Clinton High where 12 Negroes began attending classes with some 800 white pupils will reopen Tuesday But the Tennessee Federation for Constitutional Government plans to ask the State Supreme Court today for immediate action to halt inte gration at the school At1 Fort Worth Police Chief Cato Hightower and nearly a dozen officers cleared a threat SETS SWIM MARK AVALON Calif ffi Daisy Murchie a 39yearold L b h g Beach housewife Sunday became the first woman on record to swim the 21 miles from the California mainland to Catalina men with tanks and Island ening mob of 150white persons from the street in front of the home of a Negro who had movec into the previously allwhite block Saturday The Negro Lloyd G Austin sat at a window of his barricaded anc darkened home with a rifle in hi hands during the demonstration The trouble started as a protest march and developed into a riol when an effigy of a Negro with a stick stuck through it was hung from a tree in the front yard of the Austin home Then a shot rang out from the darkened house and the mob began yelling Get those Newsmen present said the bul let was aimed low and struck the ground just outside the window There were only two officers present when the effigy was hung Reinforcements moved in threats of violence faded and the crowd gradually dispersed The outbreak in Texas was the second in the past few days Demonstrators prevented 12 Negro pupils from registering at High last week West Hands Canal Plan to Nasser CAIRO Egypt UP Austra ian Premier Robert G Menzies handed the Dulles plan for inter national control of the Suez Canal o Egyptian President Gamal Ab del Nasser Monday in the first of a series of crucial meetings on which the fate of the Middle Easl may hang Menzies met Nasser for jus over 30 minutes this morning a the latter3 office in the presiden tialpalacejust across the stree car tracks from the offices of th new nationalized Suez Canal Coin pany The Australian premie said he and his fivepower com mittee would meet Nasser again later in the day Rejection Likely But even before Menzies hat presented the plan proposed by Secretary of State John Fostei Dulles Nasser had rejected it in advance He turned the plan down flat Sunday night but added he was ready to accept any solution vhich will not affect our sov The meeting between the five nation committee and Nasser ook place under a cloud of mili ary preparations on both sides The British Embassy an nounced that another Briton had een arrested by Egyptian police in connection with an alleged ispionage ring working against this country Fourth Arrest The embassy identified him as fohn Thornton Stanley secretary if the Cairo branch of the Pru dential Assurance Co He was the ourth Briton to be arrested since Jie start of the Suez crisis The hree others have been accused f running a spy ring which assed Egyptian military secrets o the British Embassy Two British Embassy officials Iso have been expelled for sup osed complicity in the alleged py ring In retaliation Britain jxpelled two members of the Egyptian Embassy staff in Lon don In Cyprus and other parts of the Mediterranean Britain and France carried on with the mili tary buildup touched off by Nas sers nationalization of the canal five weeks ago DEMONSTRATORS QUELLED Wearing gas masks and standing wxe bayonets Tennessee National Guardsmen restored order in quick fashion at violence ridden Clinton Sunday night The community has been the scene of race demonstra tions since school reopened last Badogfios Condition Remains Unchanged GRAZZANO BADOGLIO Italy Marshal Pietro Badoglios condition was described as sta tionary Monday after a restless night in which he was given oxy gen The man who led the con quest of Ethiopia and signed Italys surrender to the Allies in 1943 is suffering from an asthma tic heart ailment He is 84 SAME 3H traffic pail it kmirt Worst Hours Ahead Dearborn in Grim Forecast FROM OtIR WIKE SERVICES Deaths among motorists and pedestrians mounted at a record rate on the highways Monday a new high traffic fatality mark for a Labor Day holiday appeared almost inevitable Up to midmorning after 66 hours of the holiday deaths oh the highway were at the rate of nearly five per hour This rate alone would not account for a new record in the 78 hours of tho weekend running from 6 Friday to midnight Monday local Jme But the peak hours of homebound traffic with their ac companying highway hazards were yet to come A count at 10 Monday showed 331 deaths in traffic There were 56 drownings 5 deaths in plane crashes and 31 niscellaneous accidental deaths for a total of 423 from all causes State Scare Some states numbered mora han a score of highway fatali ies with Labor Day itself not half over The statebystata count showed Texas 27 Ohio 25 New York 24 California 21 Mis souri 20 Illinois and Michigan 4 Georgia and Pennsylvania 12 Ned H Dearborn president of he National Safety Council said I think unquestionably the toll vill beat the 1951 The ouncil predicted traffic deaths during this years observance vouid be 480 19 more than in ecord year of 1951 Dearborn warned that unless Irivers exercise extreme care on heir homeward joiirneys in tha emairiing hours of the weekend ve are headed for an alltime La bor Day holiday traffic Dearborn had urged drivers tor earn with enforcement officers in n effort to hold the toll down to more than 350 He said this would e a normal traffic death total for nonnoliday Saturday Sunday nd Monday at this time of the ear Second Worst Labor Day is normally second nly to Chritsmas as the deadliest oliday period of the year High vays bulge with motorists seeking 0 enjoy the last summer holiday Other seasonal factors such as chool openings the end of vaca tions and the closing of summer ottages make the holiday one of eavy travel Dearborn described the final ours of the weekend as the most He said the eath rate always rises more rap dly as tired motorists hurry omeward over traffic clogged oads Last year Labor Day traffic eaths numbered 438 There 1 drownings and 92 miscellaae us deaths for a total of 611 The 1951 record traffic death ear also set the alltime Labor ay holiday record for rom all accidental causes wftfc I ;