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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 4, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North lowos Doily Newspoper for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXII Associated Press and Uajted Frew FuU LeaM Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 4 19S4 This Paper Consists at Two Many White Pupils Boycott School W E STARKS W E Storks Businessman Dies Suddenly Clothier Stricken by Heart Attack William Edwin Starks 49 man ager of St ClairStarks Clothing Store died early Tuesday morn ing at his home 251 Crescent Dr following a heart attack He had lived in Mason City about eight years Mr Starks was born April 23 1907 at West Concord son of John 0 and Cora Rainey Starks He entered the clothing business at Marshfield and was in business there and at Owa tonna before coming to Mason City in June 1948 He had managed the Mason City store since that time During World War II he served with the Army overseas in the European Theater He was a member of the First Nassers Reply Awaited Cairo Talks in 3rd Round CAIRO Gamal Abdel Nasser meets for the third time with the Suez Canal Commit tee Tuesday night when informed sources said he would reply to the Dulles plan for placing the waterway under international control Australian Prime Minister Rob ert Gordon Menzies head of the fivenation Suez Committee was cautiously optimistic But new war threats increased military preparations and a sudden new spy crackdown increased tension in this sweltering Nile city Menzies and his committee made up of representatives from the United States Sweden Iran and Ethiopia met the revolution ary president twice Monday when the silverhaired Australian out lined the Suez plan put forth by Secretary of State John Foster Dulles Third Session third meeting was called when passer was expected to outline how he would like to calm the furore aroused by his July 26 nationalization of the old Suez Ca nal Company This plan calls for international guarantees which Egypt would like to be expressed through a new 45nation confer ence Nasser already has let it be known he isopposedHo AP Wirephoto TANK QUELLS is one of the two 25ton National Guard tanks de ployed to Oliver Springs Tenn Sunday night to help quell a racial demonstration by an armed white mob Here the machine pulls onto the highway in nearby Clin ton for the jaunt to nearby Oliver Springs Pretty College Grad Leaps to Death From Small Plane SAN RAFAEL Calif pret ty June college graduate plunged feet from a rented plane Monday leaving a fragment of her sweater grasped in the pilots hand Deputy sheriffs said they would resume a search for the body of Flora Lizabeth Anderson 22 as oon as the fog lifts sufficiently t is presumed the University of alifornia graduate fell to death near Stinson Beach The pilot Stanley Gordon 28 f nearby Belvedere an insurance underwriter was questioned ex ensively and released Acting Dist Atty Roger Garety said It Congregational Lodge Church the of Mason City the American Legion the VFW and the Moose Lodge Surviving are his wife a daughter Mrs John Georgtana Harris Alma two sons John and William Mason City a stepdaughter Ann Eighmey and a stepson John Eighmey Mason City Other Survivors Three sisters Mrs Ed Owatonna Starks St Cloud Mrs James Rains Miss Ruth and Minneapolis and two brothers Claude Owatonna and Harold Northfield Minn He was preced ed in death by his parents a brother and his first wife Gert rude Funeral services will be held Thursday at at the First Congregational Church The Rev Robert L Stone will officiate Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery Owatonna Minn Friends may call at the Major Memorial Chapel from 2 p m Wednesday until 11 a m Thurs day Governor Urges Prompt Action on Tax Study Report DES MOINES UK Gov Leo Hoegh said in effect Tuesday that if the Iowa Tax Study Com mittee doesnt make its report before 15 there will be no special legislative session to con sider tax revision If we do not get the report be fore Nov 15 it would be useless to call a special the gov ernor said at his news conference in reply to a question about cur rent prospects for a special ses sion He said also that the tax study lroup was directed to seek revi sion of the states tax structure to make it equitable and to increase but to adjust taxes The committee should keep that in Hoegh said Sen X T Prentis RMount committee chairman has said several times that the com mittee seeks to equalize taxes and does not plan to recommend in creasing them I have felt that the present Legislature should deal with tax the governor comment ed But there would be no use having them do it if there is not time enough before the start of the next regular Ifa next regular session will ivene on Jan 14 plan and will not surrender Egyptian sovereignty over the canal The opposed positions showed the talks were near a deadlock even before they began These other developments al most overshadowed the talks 1 Defense Minister Maj Gen Abdel Hakim Amer electrified Cairo by accusing Britain and France of making military at tempts against her 18 More Arrests 2 T h e government disclosed that 18 more persons had been arrested in a new sweep against an alleged British espionage ring The British Embassy said a fourth Briton John Thornton Stanley of the Prudential Assur ance was arrested at his home 3 France sent new shiploads of troops into the Eastern Mediter ranean and defense ministry sources said several thousand parachutists would be in Cyprus within the next two days ready to strike instantly at the Suez should action become necessary 4 France and Britain blocked a walkout by nonEgyptian Suez Canal pilots A delegation lots went to Ismailia to hand in their provisional resignations but they were persuaded to uphold any action until the end of the MenziesNasser talks Mason Cityan Pal Escape Reformatory ANAMOSA Two young pris oners sawed their way out of the north cell house of the State Mens Reformatory here Monday night North lowan Gets Luther League Post DES MOINES UP Joan Sabo Sioux City was elected vice president at the concluding ses sion of the 52nd annual conven tion of the Luther League of Iowa and escaped The reformatory identified the pair as Orrin Matney 21 New ton and Norman Allison 23 Ma son City Matney was sentenced from Marshall County to a fiveyear larceny term Allison was sen tenced from Cerro Gordo County to a 20year burglary term An investigation was in progress to determine details of how the escape may have been effected including source of the hacksaws A truck believed stolen at Ana mosa was found abandoned early Tuesday near Dubuque It was be lieved the pair may have fled in this vehicle The escape apparently occurred about Monday Allison was sentenced in Dis trict Court at Mason City Jan 23 1952 He was found guilty of rob bery with aggravation after being arrested in a week long roundup by Mason City police of a gang operating in this area The ganj had been involved in severa burglaries and safe thefts Monday Robert Druger named secretary Manly was and Connie 200 MISSING TOKYO UP Typhoon Dinah rammed into the coast of Com munist China Tuesday and Radi Peiping said 76 fishing boats with 200 crew members were missing Gordon Miss Anderson Labor Day Road Deaths Fail to Set New Record By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Labor Day holiday traffic deaths topped the 400 mark but a late surge of safety conscious ness was credited Tuesday with saving of at least 40 As late reports trickled in an Associated Press tabulation cov ering the period from 6 local time Friday to midnight Monday showed there were at least 428 traffic deaths during the long 78 hour weekend There were 89 drownings and 71 deaths in a va riety of accidents for an overall violent death toll of 588 The National Safety Council had estimated at least 480 persons would die in traffic mishaps Mid way through the holiday when deaths were occurring at the rate of about five an hour the coun cil anticipated its dire forecast would be realized But Ned H Dearborn safety council president said Tuesday The holiday traffic toll took a turn for the better at noon on Labor Day and the improvement continued right on through the end of the would definitely appear to be a su Gordon and Miss Anderson daughter of Joseph Anderson a San Francisco building contrac tor were having only their second date They had appeared hand in hand gay and smiling at San Francisco Bay Airport here Mon day and rented a small aircraft An hour later Gordon flew in obviously distraught and rembling He still clutched fragment of cashmere sweater Its a terrible day a terrible he cried Call the Then he told this story jne was to tell over and over to officers At Miss Andersons request he went to feet above the clouds and started looking for a picnic spot where they had their first date on Mt Tamalpais Suddenly the girl thrust against the door saying Gee were awfully She looked out Dont do dered Troops Patrol Clinton Mob Quelled in Nearby Town CLINTON Term of 12 Negroes enrolled in Clinton High School reported for classes Tues day and many of the 798 white pupils stayed away as militiamen busy during the night quelling a mob at nearby Oliver Springs pa trolled this center of antiintegra tion tension While some of the white stu dents lined the entrance jeering six Negro youths went into the schools front entrance just before the opening bell Three Negro girls arrived by private car and entered via a side door What are they going to do in school today by one of the white students yelled indi cating a boycott on the part of some of the whites Many white school busses usually filled with students standing carried only a few Tuesday Comparative Quiet The comparatively quiet AP Wirephoto SEIZED Col Roy Sullivan commander of the Tennessee National Guaid unit on duty at Clinton examines weapons confiscated from mobs which were protestingschool integration at the southern communi ty At left is Lt Charles Phillips Gordon or The next time be looked her feet were hanging out of the door and she was starting to slip out Gordon said he took both hands from the wheel twisted and grabbed for her She fought back attempting to force herself out The uncontrolled plane went into a dive and Miss Ander sons sweater tore in Gordons hands and she dropped into the fog The girls parents said she was in good spirits Monday They reported she had been visiting a San Francisco physician because she was mentally and physically exhausted from her studies at California where she was on the staff of the humor magazine The Gordon said he Ander son a month ago at a church pic nic Saturday they had their first date When she learned he had a private pilots license she ex pressed a desire to go flying re sumption of classes at the school which integrated a week ago was in sharp contrast to a tumultuous night in which a National Guard force raced to Oliver Springs to put down a gunshooting mob National guardsmen in jeeps circled the block around the school as the students startec straggling up One bus which usually hauls 62 students had only 9 Tuesday morning On one bus an attrac tive redhaired girl stayed in her seat crying bitterly With the troops rigidly enforc ing a ban on public gatherings there was no crowd of townspeo ple at the school There were many newsmen and photogra phers Adj Gen Joe Henry com mander of the guardsmen mount ed the school steps and talked briefly to the pupils congregated outside He suggested they go to their Hesse Pleasant Valley was chosen as treasurer Joy Peters Des Moines earlier had been elected president classes Joins in Plea Asst Athletic Coach Ronald Gust joined Henry He told the pupils I think we ought to go to About 20 boys fol lowed him in School officials later estimated attendance at about 50 per cent The bulletspattered riot at Oliver Springs 12 miles south west of here broke out after dynamite blasts were set off in the little villages Negro residen tial section Anderson County Sheriff Glad Woodward said a white mob member was wounded by a Ne gro during the riotous eruption nfter an unfounded rumor spread that the Oliver Springs schools would be integrated Tuesday A State Highway Patrol car was fired on at a highway road block but nobody was hurt An earlier report that the bullet had wound ed a deputy sheriff proved er ExAmbassador Ward Withheld China Data Because of Orders WASHINGTON Ambassador Angus Ward says that because of a State Department superiors he withheld from Secretary of Defense James V Fortestal in 1948 his ideas oil how to combat communisms spread in China Ward said he felt at the time that I had prostituted by obeying the instructions from an official he did not name for the public record He added that he later learned Forrestal did want the informa he held back and was dis appointed in their talk attended also by President Eisenhower as Army chief of staff The former diplomat did not say how he thought the Red Chinese could have been stopped Ward said in testimony for All About The Weather Mason City Generally fair through Wednesday Cooler Tuesday night with lows in lower 40s High Wednesday middle 60s Iowa Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday Cooler Tuesday night with low mid 40s north to mid 50s south Minnesota Growing cloudy cool GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Tuesday Maximum Monday 78 Minimum Monday night 51 At 8 Tuesday 56 Precipitation 04 YEAR AGO Maximum 85 Minimum 4t V Ranger Rescues Episcopal Priest After Argument MANSFIELD Tex UP An Episcopal priest who walked into an angry racial mob to call for Christian action was rescued by a Texas Ranger Tuesday when the demonstrators began arguing violently with him The Rev D W Clark of St Timothys Church Fort Worth was not harmed and no hand was laid on him The mob which has vowed to keep Negro students out of the high school here despite Federal Court orders swelled to 150 far short of the 400 Friday Ranger Capt Bob Crowder earlier Tues day announced that any Negroes who sought to register would be transferred to another school dis trict immediately roneous Eighty of the 633 national guardsmen and 2 of the 10 tanks stationed here were moved out to Oliver Springs early Tuesday And near Dayton 75 miles to the south five men attacked two guardsmen who were driving to drill They knifed one of the guardsmen Garland Pugb 23 Sale Creek when Pugh told them he would go to Clinton if ordered to In Nashville Gov Frank Cle ment promptly offered a re ward to find the attackers and five men were arrested in the case in the nearby Soddy area early Tuesday Navy Pilot Sets New Speed Mark MPH OKLAHOMA CITY W A new official American speed record of miles an hour was an nounced by the Navy at the na tional aircraft show Monday Cmdr Robert W Duke Windsor flashed to the new record Aug 21 in a Chance Vought F8U Crusader The record flight was made in the running of the Thompson Trophy event Windsor made a simulated run in his Crusader over Will Rogers Field here for air show spectat ors and was awarded the trophy However he actually made the record run at Inyokern where facilities permitted preci sion timing of the event Windsors speed far exceeds the former American record of 135 miles an hour set Aug 20 1955 by Air Force Col Horace A Hanes flying an FlOO Supersabre in last years Thompson event A British Fairey Delta holds the existing world record of 132 miles an hour Unofficial estimates were that Windsors miles an hour amounted to about times the speed of sound AP Wirephoto NASSER GREETS MENZIES Egyptian President Nasser right greets Australian Prime Minister Rob ert Menzies Monday at the opening of direct talks in Cairo on the future of the Suez Canal Menzies is leading a fivernation committee which handed Nasser a plan of international operation of the waterway SAVINGS GROWS WASHINGTON UP Ameri cans put away for a rainy day half of 1956 during the first the Federal Home Loan Bank Board reported Mon day V Frank Nixon Lapses into a Coma WHITTIER Calif W Frank Nixon father of the Vice Presi dent lapsed into a coma Tuesday and his physician said A coma usually precedes Nix on 77 is in very critical condi tion death is just a matter of said Dr I N Kraus haar Vice President Richard Nixon roused several times during the night to look in on his father Each time he found his mother Hannah 71 sitting beside her husbands bed holding his hand Cold Front Moves in From North A cold front which brought heavy rains as it moved into Iowa from the northwest overspread the state Tuesday Rainfall reports overnight in cluded a fall of inches at Har ian at Guthrie Center and inches at Audubon A number of points had more than an inch of rain Mason City however had I only 04 Severe thunderstorms accompa nied the advance of the cold front The cold air mass dropped tem peratures in northwest Iowa as much as 15 to 19 degrees SAME mttmt M Senate Internal Security subcom mittee that at that time there seemed to be a reluctance on the part of those State Department officials with whom I spoke un der the level of undersecretary of state to have affairs on China discussed Wards unsworn testimony was taken by subcommittee counsel Robert Morris in New York last Wednesday shortly before Ward left by ship for a European tour It was officially made part of the subcommittees record Tuesday U S Consul At the time of the 1948 incident Ward was consul general in Mukden Manchuria but was in Washington for consultation with his superiors After he returned to Mukden the Chinese Commu nists overran that city and Ward and members of his staff were held under house arrest for a year and then jailed for two months on a bread and water diet before be ng expelled from the country ia December 1949 Ward said Forrestal sought the conference in January 1948 after he had met Forrestal at a lunch eon A couple of hours before he war to see Forrestal Ward related he vas summoned to the unnamed superiors office I was informed that what Forrestal was inter ested in learning was the extent of the demoralization among the Chinese Nationalists the extent of the corruption and matters of that he said Several Talks I had had several talks with this official previously and white we had mentioned these matters my principal remarks to him were the exposition of my thoughts on the ways in which we could help the Nationalist government of China to better its chances in the war against the Communists and thereby better its chances of sur vival Naturally I was completely perplexed when I was informed that Secretary of Defense tal was not at all interested m this phas of my He said he considered the su periors remarks were a direc tive binding him to confute hit remarks to the area the official had mentioned unless he efcoM resign ;