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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 12, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North lowoi Doily Newspaper Edited far UM HMM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAPtR THAT MAKIS ALL M 0 T H IOWANS NflGHIOMV HOME EDITION VOL LXI at Uattc4 fnu Full Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FTEM1ER 11 IMS Piper CowUU o 3 Offier Children Burned Severely Father 3 Tots Die in Flames One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlebeGoxette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KCLU WTAD QuiBt WOL Making Colleges More Effective T have a friend whose mission in life for the past five years or so has been to increase the effective ness of higher education in Amer ica His name is Arthur S Adams and he is president of the Ameri can Council on Education with headquarters at 1785 Massachusetts Washington Now on the eve of another col lege seemed to me to be an appropriate time to do a little vis iting about him and his significant task Iowas own Virgil M Hancher president of the State University is chairman of the American Coun cil on When I first met Doctor Adams he was president of the University of New Hampshire We were com panions on a factfinding mission inspecting the defenses of our country We started with a half week at the Pentagon then moved Home Destroyed pt La Porte City LA PORTE CITY father and three of his six children perished in a residential fire here Monday Bert Smelser 58 perished when he apparently tried to make his way up a blazing stairway to rescue some of his trapped children Also burned to death were Glen 5 Donna 8 and Michael 10 Glens twin brother Gene Joan 14 and Ralph 12 were taken to City for treatment of severe AP on to Fort Benning Field and last to where we boarded the giant Cattop Midway for a bit of off shore maneuvering In hisannual report on the activ ities of the organization headed by him President Adams stood back and took a look at the entire fieidj of higher education From his point of vantage he surveyed and eval uated the problems confronting our HOUSE BURNED TO Fireman and volunteers locate a body in the basement of the Bert Smelser home in La Porte City following the earlymorning fire Smelser who one of the four victims was starting a fire in the kitchen cook stove when it exploded A heavy draft pulled the flames upstairs Strike Orders at Atlantic Coast Ports New York Tieup to Be Supported burns The condition of Joan was de scribed as grave She had severe burns over most of her body The mother Faye Smelser 32 escaped injury because she had gone to give the alarm but she was in hysteria and shock from the tragedy The fire broke out about a m in the kitchen apparently in the vicinity of the cook stove The flames spread rapidly The house and garage were completely By destroyed The residence was a The International Longshoreitwostory frame structure mens Assn Monday ordered all All Asleep i Atlantic Coast struck in supThe children all were asleep port of the New York waterfront when the fire broke out One of tieup the children suffered an apparent ILA President William V Brad ley ordered 400 locals along the coast from Canada to Puerto Rico to start immediately a general strike in order to preserve the Earlier some union mem broken arm when tossed from a window presumably by the father The home was at the edge of La Porte City The father was an employe of the Waterloo Cedar Falls and Northern railroad Lloyd Dutler La Porte City fire bers struck 28 Westinghouse Elecj chief said the kitchen cook stove trie Corp plants throughout the country New York Citys labor troubles spread as the result of a slow Russia Making Start on Relaxing Censorship Five Senators Told MOSCOW UP Smiling the Kremlin with Soviet PreYoung Mrs Malone also sian leaders told five visiting Nikolai Bulganin and Comwas present at the meeting senators Monday that the Sovietmunist Party chief Nikita Kefauver said he pointed out jUnion had made a start on relaxjchev that there were many pr ing censorship j The other senators present wereradio and television men in Sen Estes Kefauver Allen Frear RDelj George Wicow and that some of them off bnefly Sunday night But It wont surprise you Im he brought up the subject ofjMalone Henry C International Longshoremen s to learn that the first of these oncensorship during a twohour cbatlshak and Milton R He said Khrushchev who withdrew early Monday t L i TTI n tVirtf if B an oil stove and that it ap parently exploded causing the fire The fire chief said the fire spread in a flash The stairway to the w Problem No 1 C8Ine down by union trainmen on thesecond story opens off the kitchen Long Island Railroad busiest comjbe said and the flames roared up muter line in the nation The stairwell with a heavy draft down police said left commuter Only two of the rooms in the stations jammed as trains ran as much as 90 minutes late Union Action The crippling waterfront strike costing the city an estimated one dollars daily had been his list is the problem stemming from sheer numbers How to find classroom space and teachers forj our fastmounting population ofj youth is a question to challenge anybody who contemplates the ure of higher education j The figures presented hy Doctor Adams in bis report are subj itantially those which I have covj ered in previous commentaries onj this phase of the problem j A question closely related to year old son of mounting population is and Mrs Edward Jackson What lies ahead for our youngi was killed about noon Sunj men with respect to national dejday when the car in which he was fense riding struck loose gravel and over The answer to this question of turned near Alden Dutler jaid and the lathecovered walls in the remainder of the resi dence burned like tinder Three Located The fire chief said he believed the victims probably died of suffo cation before the flames reached All four bodies were located charred embers in the base Release of Yanks Lauded Red Chinese Deny Charge TOKYO China said Monday the Geneva agree ment on release of Americans held by the Reds proves that possibili ties do exist for solving other dis putes between the two countries While pointing out that the ini tial success could be a new start in the relations between the and Red China Peiping Radio also heatedly denied Information Service charges that the Commu nists still hold some 500 American soldiers The US1S said the soldiers serving with the United Nations forces in Korea had been captured by the Communists and had never been returned or otherwise ac counted for by the Communists The government newspaper Pei ping Peoples Daily called the charge a shopworn article taken out of the Cold War arsenal by those Americans who fear a relaxation of the international situ Prisoners to Return Red China agreed at Geneva to send 29 Americans who have been detained to Hong Kong The United States said any Chinese students in the who wanted to go back to their Redheld homeland were free to do so Hong Kong police said no Ameri cans arrived at the border Monday But informed sources said two Americans had booked passage v the freighter Yochow thing queenly about said which is scheduled to arrive in Sharon Kay Ritchie 18 Denver Hong Kong from Shanghai Sept 25 t The two were identified as Em She won the crown of Miss ma Angelina Barry 10 and Robert SHARON KAY RITCHIE America Modesty is Byword of Top Beauty NEW YORK new Miss America a dignified teenaged redhead said she doesnt smoke or drink and frowns on scanty attire of the cheesecake var iety I dont think there is any Son of Former Mason City Couple Killed ALDEN Martini course affects our colleges and universities in two ways It will de termine to a considerable extent how great the male enrollment will A sister of the boy Linda Lou Jackson 8 is in the Albert Lea hospital in critical condition An other sister Sandra Marie Jackson be and it will influence quitejG received a broken shoulder butj heavily the character of the curjhas been dismissed from the hosj ricular offerings to be presentedjpital j to the youngsters who either facej The accident occurred as Marilyn j their military service or have itWenrich 17 Mason City driver ofi behind them ithe car was taking the children Career Guidance mto town She was visiting thej Seasons Low 18 at Atlantic DES MOINES OPS A tem perature reading of 28 degrees degrees below was reported at Atlantic Mon day of the season Cherokee where the mercury dropped to 27 Sun day had an early Monday reading of 29 as did Mason City Many northern Iowa points now have had their first frosts Crops are almost wholly frost damage in Iowa hwever due to the long dry summer most of the talking for himself andi recommendation that its members ment Dutler said i Bulganin replied that the Sovietsireturn to work i fl TT A ihad been working on relaxation of The ILAs long standing dispute Funeral senices for the four will be held Tuesday at p m Mrs censorship but you realize everywith the Waterfront Commission of Smelser who is staying with I thin cant be done York harbor brought on the j Kefauver added that the party strike six days ago A reported chief said the Russian government Promise that the unions claimed hoping for good results against ithe October foreign ministers receive a hearing before the jference and that censorship would Joint Legislative Committee on In ibe discussed there and that meanjdustrial and Labor Conditions while they were making prompted union action Khrushchev smiled broadly as On Schedule made the statement J On the basis of that report said Kefauver quoted Khrushchev and Patricfc j covzollv ILA vice ulamn as were 3 More Killed Bulganin as were going to progressively revoke cen But Dworshak apparent ly understood the remarks differ ently I did not get any impres sion that they plan to remove cen president a back to work order was issued It lasted five hours Hopes of ending the strike fell through when the commission chairman Assemblyman John Os trander said in Schenectady he sorship Dworshak said Other topics cropped up in D informal conversation Y o u n g Connolly charged the union had jasked whether it would be doub ecrossed and rescind ms backtowork recommenda ito sell American farm surpluses tojt Russia He said Khrushchev plied It is not only possible Young said the party chief told him there never had ordered the walkout of friends made the arrangements All of the children were enrolled in the La Porte City schools and the fiveyearold twins had begun their schooling only this fall They were born Nov 27 1949 and al though they were known as Genel and Glen their full names werej Delbert Gene and Elbert Glenn were ready to because they America in competition with other state lovlies at Atlantic City Saturday night She met the press at the WTal dorfAstoria Hotel Monday wear ing lace and tulle evening dress I think Miss America should be in a formal and nice dress when her picture is she said Blase New York photograph ers accustomed to shooting leg art and skirtabovethe knee poses asked what was wrong with a little And how about a bathing suit Well you can pose in a bath ing suit and still not be cheese Ritchie said As I jThey were identified as Harold understand it 1 will not appear JW Rigney Chicago Walter A in a bathing suit again until JRickett Seattle and Levi next years contest Howard Parker a native of Philadelphia Miss Carrys mother and Parkers wife neither of whom is an American will accompany them the sources said The sources said none of other Americans leave Shanghai have to wind up their To Be Freed Soon Peiping Radio also disclosed that 10 Americans charged with com mitting offenses against the law in China will be sent to Hong Kong in the next few The broadcast said three Ameri cans will be released in advance of the expiration of their terms Heart Attack Fatal to Memphis Mayor Tobey MEMPHIS Tenn Frank T Tobey 64 died of a heart attack Sunday before he could start a reelection campaign in which his successful plan to halt the DixonYates power plant prom ised to be an issue But dont you swim She was j asked To save myself from drown she answered But Im no Esther No Beau The 5foot6 beauty no romantic plunger says she is completely unattached and has never gone steady with anyone Her quali fications for a likeable man Considerate intelligent inter I admire intelligent she said A college sophomore who used Lovegren also of Seattle American Council on Education stems from the need for better matching of the talent of the in dividual to his That been any food crisis in Russia as Americans believed lowans died in trafj Dworshak said Khrushchev The Jacksons were formerly of fie accidents in the state over thefof mutual trading in certain raw Mason City The boy is survived by weekend materials and his parents the two sisters andj The latest victims were Eldred His announced opponent former to teach Sunday School in the Mayor S Watkins Overton a DixonYates foe has criticized of Electrical Workj Tobeys action to build a munici u generating plant rather thanj aiming for career in either First Christian Church at Grand Island where she lived most of her life she said shes inghouse workers to begin on i accept private power through TV A schedule The walkout came only 1 lines one brother David Leroy MA Adams is that we need to Lloyd Le Rette 38 and Mrs Edna both of Councij Bluffs better job of making it possible for our young people to make in formed choices with respect to their careers They need to know more about the requirements and R f M cit in HOME BURNED Animals Aboard Another Balloon SOUTH ST PAUL Minn Lfl A giant cosmic ray research bal LENOX UP Fire destroyedition of Highways 145 and 275 northjioon dubbetl Charley D went responsibilities of the several prothe twostory faitn home on a farmjof Sidney in Fremont County Monday on what its creators fessions and occupations They Ceased by Mr and Mrs Lelandpvent down a steep embankment ihoped would be a more manage need to know more about their own Campbell 5 miles northwest of Two other persons were injuredjable flight than the renegade ca Le Rette and Mrs Pierce were fatally injured when a car driven by Le Rette shot off the intersec CONTINUED ON PACE 2 Itrengths and bore Sunday Such career he add ed will have to be done most carefully lest the identification personal limitations becomes for the individual a means for Ins himself from making maximum For Better Techniques Problem No 3 is both a problem tnd a challenge it would seem It has to do with stepping up the ef ficiency of educational techniques tnd procedures What can we the former New Hampshire man asks about finding ways to accommodate more students with limited money with A shortage of qualified teachers still maintain justifiable stand About The Weather Mason City Clear warmer Fair and warmer Minnesota Not so cool Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Mon WARMER day Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 71 29 55 in the mishap Whitney was killed and two oth er teenagers were injured when reer of a cousin last week Launched from Fleming Airport at the 244foot plastic the car in which they were ridingibag carried into the stratosphere went out of control on a county la gondola cargo of some 40 mice road west of Waverly Saturday 3 guinea pigs and cat brain tissue cultures used to determine the effect of the mysterious cosmic rays Another balloon released last week at International Falls made a virtual circuit of Minnesota i before disappearing at high alti Hurncane Hiltudc over Lake superior its re Hurricane Hilda Found Over Ocean MIAMI Fla da was discovered Monday in the Atlantic southeast of Turks Island the Weather Bureau reported The first advisory issued on the eighth tropical storm of the year alerted the eastern Bahama is lease mechanism awn TO FREE 13 LONDON Alban ia says she is going to release 13 lands for the possibility of pale tOjItalians held for crimes com SOJhurricane winds Monday night andimitted during the war as well as following the AP Wirephoto GUARD BALLOON CARGO Two paratroopers stand ffuard over a top secret cargo dropped from a balloon near Fowler over the weekend The men parachuted down after the balloon was shot down when its automatic re lease failed to deflate it drama or fashion other seven were sentenced to expulsion from China They were identified as Dilmas T Kana dy Houston Lawrence Rob ert Buol Stockton Doro thy Middleton Cicero F D Gordon Somerset Ohio Joseph E Hyde Lowell Sara E Perkins New York and James G Joyce Clinton Mass Army Drops Cases of 47 Former Red Prisoners WASHINGTON Army has dropped the cases of 47 former prisoners of war suspected of col laboration with their Communist captors in and cleared six others it was learned Mondav The six were cleared by Army board action The 47 cases were dropped for lack of evidence The Army now has 54 cases still pending under investigation or trial Of the 565 former POWs of the Coast Guard Clears Gaston WASHINGTON attorney for N Pierre Gaston said Mon day the Ccast Guard has reversed itself and will commission GastoniArmy Air Force and Marine Corps as an officer on Wednesday who were investigated for possible Gaston 23 graduated eighth incollaboration 428 now have been his class from thp Coast GuardBeared or their cases dropped Officer Training School at NewThis number includes 3 Army men London last April but a acquitted by courtmartial commission as an ensign was Eight men all Army have been held on grounds his mother hadconvicted by courtmartial of vari teen affiliated with subversive orjous offenses including the writing ganuations 0f proCommunist documents and Gaston has been serving a an the murder of fellow prisoners apprentice seaman in Coast GuardjThey have received sentences rang headquarters here from dismissal to life imprison Murdaugh Madden the at hard labor said the Coast Guard has that Gaston proceed to New Loni don for his commission on Wednes day Britain to Conduct New Atomic Tests LONDON will carry out new atomic tests in the Monte Bello Islands off Australia and in the Australian desert next April SAME DATE BUek meant U twin I ;