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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 17, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper EdStod for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE w HI NEWSPAPERTHAI MAKES ALL NORTON I OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXIt Awociated and United Frew Fun Wirei Onu Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17 19M 17 Nations Set for Conference on Canal Plan Tfcia at Two SectionsSection LONDON 0 Acceptances were reported in hand Monday from 17 nations invited to the projected 18nation conference here Wednesday to set up a Suez users association British officials said only Ethiopia is to be heard from and is expected to say yes soon Spain accepted Monday However diplomatic authorities said Spanish Foreign Minister Alberto Martin Artajo would suggest consideration here of an Egyptian proposal for creation of a nego tiating body on noncontrol aspects of the canals operations While the acceptances poured in many of the countries ex pressed misgivings about the idea of the users association and made it plain they were not committing themselves in advance to the plan denounced by Egyptian President Nasser as a step toward war It is likely the first idea of the association to regulate traffic through be radically changed before the new London conference successor to the 22 nation Suez conference of mid August is finished Some sources speculated that a One Mans A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE WTAD Quincj 93U Sunday KGLO USOO Sunday WOI Ames HO Thursday WSUI la City BIO Saturda Back to That Runyon Case TT happens so often that its al most discouraging Whenever I build one of my onceaweek commentaries about the writing or the thoughts of somebody else I unfailingly get a heavy mail This constitutes evidence if no absolute proof that my voice has had some hearers But it isn complimentary to my own ideas Such was the case a few weeks ago when I based my commentary on a thick sheaf of correspond ence with Erie Stanley Gardner the renowned writer of mystery stories The subject was Tom Runyon the much publicizec prisoner tentiary in Iowas state peni Gardner wfijj rihafces his home at Temecula on Rancho Del Paisanot has long been a stu dent of penology although he de nies being a periqlogist It was this interest that brought him into contact then into personal ac quaintanceship with the middle aged convict serving a life term for an early morning slaying on a highway in the heart of the cir culation territory of the daily newspaper over which I preside as editor In my commentary I sought to do just one thing I wanted to be a wholly objective reporter That isnt the easiest possible assign ment believe me for an editor who is accustomed to offering his opinion on any and allsubjects whether invited to do so or not Achieved His Goal Although at least one editor in his comment on the matter wrote from the assumption that I as well as Gardner was urging im mediate parole for Runyon I re ceived from Erie Stanley Gardner himself a testimonial which I treasure highly Even though its an open breach of modesty I am passing along his note to you Under date of July 6 he wrote Theres one thing that stands out like a sore thumb and that is your ability as a reporter Your article entitled The Case of Tom Runyon was one of the most ac curate pieces of fair factual newsworthy reporting I have read in a long Ill he added that it was with some trepidation that I gave you permission to pub licize my views in the Runyon case I have had some unfortu nate experiences with reporters who have tried to paraphrase my ideas It was therefore with dis tinct pleasure that I saw the way you handled this presentation My thanks to the Erie Stanley Gardner note concluded for a fair presentation and my congratulations on an accurate Points of View With encouragement like that from the ultimate in authority it was easy for me to return to the role of reporter in this visit with you This time Im going to pass along at least three points of view which have shown up in the thick pile of letters prompted by my earlier Runyon commentary One of these Im glad to state is from Tom Runyon himself who incidentally is just about as ar ticulate as any person of my ac quaintance The second is from one of the middle wests best respected lawyers The third is from Erie Stanley Gardner by way of rebuttal la his personal note Runyon CONTINUED ON PAGI 2 I if complete boycott of the canal was the new long range Western scheme to force Egypt to give up sole control of the waterway In Washington however Secre tary of State Dulles said after a conference with President Eisen hower that there is no American plan to finance the detouring of the Suez Financial Help Dulles told reporters the is prepared to help finance in creased exports of American oil to Western nations if transit through the canal is impractical or greatly We have not gone beyond that point in our Dulles said and we do not believe we will have Besides the Western Big Three Ethiopia and Spain those asked to the conference are Turkey New Zealand Australia Japan Pakis tan Iran West Germany Italy Denmark Sweden Norway Port ugal and the Netherlands British papers began warning their readers of possible oil ra tioning and higher foodprices be cause of the increased costs of shipping aroupd South Africa In South Africa port officials in Capetown began roundtheclock work to handle the increased ship ping they expect as a result of the Suez crisis Rival Conference Nasser already has denounced he Western plan as a declara tion of war and pushed plans for a rival conference on the canals future Dispatches from Port Said re ported the first signs of a slow down of Suez Canal traffic be came apparent Monday morning when the northbound convoy ar rived late and only five ships as sembled for Mondays south bound run A 20ship convoy arrived in Port Said at midnight after taking 16 hours to steam through the 101 nile waterway The normal tran sit time is 13 to 15 hours depend on conditions Only five ships were gathered n Port Said harbor for the con voy to Suez and a shipping agent said the small number was He said no more ships were expected Fortytwo ships sailed through he canal Sunday the lowest num er since nationalization of the old Suez Company The convoy lilots were almost entirely Egyp ian Soviet pilots already were training to help SITTING IT OUT i rr i n Ap Wireplioto Mrs Korneha Zanczny 72yearold grandmother blockaded i i V 7 y a section of a state highway near Blackstone Mass Sunday in protest of what she called illegal seizure of her land for road improvements She posted a sign and sat for two days with a rifle resisting all efforts by police to remove her from the road however she agreed to her attorneys pleas for a weeks truce bhe said shed be back though if the state didnt back down Special Session Ruled Out by Legislators By ROBERT HOGAN DES MOINES IDPA The report in legislative ranks now is that the taxation study committees final report definitely will not be made in time for special session deliberation Thus therell be no special session Republican legislators who in July were against calling a spe cial session are now more set than ever against such a move Many of them feel that the governor who has said he wants one becoming convinced that suet an assembly hi early December would accomplish little in the way of progressive action on changes to equalize the state tax structure More recently observers have noted that the governor has softened his approach on an ear lier meeting than the regular ses sion which convenes in January Many citizens are getting the TOLL ROAD OPENED SOUTH BEND Ind lornhonking motorcade p r e ceded the opening Monday of the 280million Indiana toll road last ink in a Chicago to New York turnpike system The Weather Mason City Fair through Tues day Slightly warmer Tuesday high 7175 Low Monday night near 40 owa Generally fair through Tuesday cooler Monday night low 40s north to near 50 south Warmer Tuesday Minnesota Partly cloudy cooler GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Monday Maximum Sunday 75 Minimum Sunday night 42 At 8 Monday 52 YEAR AGO Maximum 94 Minimum 71 GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 Sunday Maximum Saturday 74 Minimum Saturday night 51 At 8 Sunday 66 Adlai Never Doubled Hiss Jury Verdict WASHINGTON Adlai E Stevenson said Monday he has never doubted the verdict of the jury which convicted Alger Hiss of lying when Hiss denied giving secrets to the Communists The subject came up at a news conference held by the Demo cratic presidential nominee who was told former President Tru man had said he does not believe Hiss was a spy Stevenson also told the news conference that while he has been highly critical of administration foreign policy with particular misgivings about Middle East affairs he does nrt think it would be wise for him to comment on the present dangerous situa tion regarding the Suez Canal Repudiate Views On the Alger Hiss situation Stevensons attention was called to the fact that Republican lead ers such as GOP National Chair man Leonard Hall have chal lenged him to repudiate the views expressed by Truman Hiss a former State Depart ment official served almost four years in federal prison after he perjury in government was convicted of denying he passed secrets to a Soviet spy ring Stevenson went on to saythat if his views on the Hiss matter placed him in disagreement with Truman that is where the rec ord must Not in Agreement Stevenson also said he didnt agree with Truman on application of the word racketeers to per sonnel of the Eisenhower admin istration Stevenson said he thought he recalled that Truman had used the word but he added I would say I wouldnt have used that precise word But no one could feel more strongly than do about the giveaways which he said can be attributed to the administration The Democratic candidate said he believes Truman was using the word racketeers with reference to those same Nebraska InfantIs Victim of Accident sioux CITY Bruce Tipton 19dayold son of Mr and Mrs Lawrence Tipton Dakota City died at a hospital here Sunday of injuries suffered a short time earlier in a twocar collision near Ponca Neb tax jitters not because of any tax study committee recommenda tions but because of taxhike pro posals suggested to the commit tee by various groups Tax jitters in an election year are something most candidates particularly those seeking reelection would rather be without Of interest is the action taken the other day by the board of governors of the Iowa State Bar Assn The board unanimously voted to go on record in opposi tion to any sales tax on wages or fees for professional services In the last legislative session and in taxation study committee bearings there has been discus sion on expanding the sales tax to services This would effect law yers doctors dentists barbers beauticians and many other services The governor has said he would repeal the halfcent sales tax in crease voted in the last session and would favor a sales tax on services ASKS NEW SERVICE WASHINGTON UP George D Aiken RVt Monday proposed an extension service For business enterprises similar to that operated by the govern ment to aid farmers Kiwanians in Big Turnout for Conclave The unexpectedly large number of Kiwanians attending the first official session of the Kiwanis convention Monday evening made it necessary to move it to the First Congregational Church The meeting originally scheduled for the Skyroom of Ho tel Hanford At noon Monday 521 persons had registered for the allKiwanis banquet Monday eve ning at Roosevelt Fieldhouse Harlan Miller columnist of the Des Moines Register was fea tured in a panel discussion oi SovietUnited States Relations at the noon hour luncheon Mem bers of the panel were W Earl Hall editor of the GlobeGazette Mrs and Rob Roy lecturer Cerney Craig traveler Tenney KGLOTV newscaster and John W Powell manager of KSMN Immediately after the luncheon session panels were scheduled to discuss youth services citizen ship services and club adminis tration Wayne Guthrie Indianapolis newspaperman was slated to the major address at the banquet honoring the ieutenant governors Two Iowa Youths Crushed to Death AKRON Iowa GB Jimraie Frisk 9 and his brother Paul 6 sons of Mr and Mrs Paul risk Akron were crushed to death Sunday when a 14foot over langing dirt bank fell on them on heir grandparents farm in by Union County South Dakota The youngsters were playing cops and robbers in a ravine on he farm of Mr and Mrs Charles Dunham about eight miles west of here Three other boys playing 4 Give Up Fight to Enter School ii Upswing on Farms ike Hears Hickenlooper in Report WASHINGTON UP GOP Sen Bourke B Hickenlooper of Iowa reported to President Eisenhow er Monday there is a genera upswing in the farm economy He predicted Republicans xvil carry the Farm Belt in Novem ber Hickenlpoper who faces stiff Democratic opposition in his bic for reelection from R M Spike vans former member of thi Federal Reserve Board of gov ernors to carry the facts to the armers and other voters in a ugorous campaign The President said he and Re publican campaigners are going o go to the farmers businessmen and labor with the facts of the accomplishments of this adminis ration and its Hick jnlooper said These facts wi be presented vigorously and hon stly Our side is not going to deal in Other Issues Hickenlooper saw Eisenhowe after the President had conferre with Dr Milton Eisenhower hi brother who has served as an ac viser on farm matters as well a on other issues Hickenlooper said he based hi report that there upswing in the farm econom on the fact that hog and cattl prices are up from earlier lows He said there is now more sa isfaction among the farmers tha there was in the late winter an early spring when livestock price were down I told the President his pro at least the parts of i which have become effective lik he soil bank gasoline tax exemp ion and consolidation of farm credit has been of tre mendous benefit to the farme and to the whole farm economy GOP Column I told him that when they have counted the votes on election night Iowa will be solidly in the Republican Hickenlooper said that from in ormation he has received he be ievcs the Republicans will carry he Farm Belt The senator said cheduled visit to Eisenhowers Iowa Fridaj to vill be of tremendous help Republicans in the area As one of his campaign tasks his week Eisenhower will fly to Iowa Friday for the National ield Days at Newton Adla tcvenson the Democratic nomi nee will speak there Saturday with them reported the accident JAIL ESCAPEE NABBED KANSAS CITY Mo ane Miller 18 Sioux City the third escapee from the county jail at Sioux City was recaptured Sunday in a tavern northeast oj the city AP Wircphoto CAMPAIGN Estes K e f a u v er Democratic vice presidential nominee savors a sandwich Sunday at a fund raising steer roast held at Euclid Beach in Cleveland Ohio Kefauver was in Wiscon sin Monday on an extensive getoutthevote campaign Five Die in Road Crashes on Weekend Eagle Grove Youth Is One of Victims By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Five weekend auto three as a result of a single acci Iowas 1956 motor vehicle death toll to 499 as com pared to 423 on this same date a yeax ago Latest death reported was tha of Oren Oqlen Landry 17 Napol epnville who died at a hos pital early Monday of injuries suffered near Washington Iowa Saturday night in a carmotor cycle collision which also took two other lives Other weekend victims were Jim Derscheid 21 Eagle Grove Lowell Etzen 17 Brighton Donald Carroll 19 Washington Mrs O Ray Brinton 65 Des VIoines Derscheid son of Mr and Mrs Henn Derscheid was killed early Sunday when the car in which he vas riding alone missed a High vay 60 curve three miles south of Eagle Grove and rolled over Safety Belt Authorities said Derscheid was vearing a safety belt which still 150 White i Pupils Back in Classes Order Read by Principal CLAY Ky Negro stu dents gave up their fight to enter Clay Consolidated School Monday after being informed officially of a county school board order deny ing them admittance After the Negroes left approxi mately 150 white children returned o class The Negroes escorted here by Adj Gen J J B Williams heard he order read on the steps by he School Principal Irene owell Three of the four Negroes attended classes last week at lay which was boycotted by the 90 white students Mrs Powell told the Gordon hildreu James 10 and Theresa and the Copeland brothers Bob He Carl 12 and Samuel Lee 14 hat the Webster County Board of Education had barred them from ntering The board acted Friday night after the attorney generals office issued an opinion stating the children were illegally enrolled Illegal Action After the order was read Mrs James Gordon reached over and shook hands with Mrs Powell Thank you for your s said Im taking mv chiWrpn she back to Mrs Cath erine Copeland also said her chil dren would return to Rosenwald The school at nearby Providence isfor Negroes Atty Gen Jo M Fergusoa is sued an opinion last Friday that the Negroes were illegally going to classes at Clay since the board had not announced an integration program Williams said national guards men would remain in Clay for the time Williams and Mayor Herman Z Clark shook hands and smiled aft er the order was read It was very dignified wasnt it the general asked Yes sir it the mayor plied icld him in the drivers seat vhen he was found Derscheid is survived by his parents Mr and Mrs Glen Ders cheid of Eagle Grove eight sis ers and three brothers Funeral services are set for 2 m Tuesday af the Methodist Church Eagle Grove The Rev Roy Cox will officiate Burial will e at Eagle Grove with the Sae luety Funeral Home in charge Derscheids death was the 15th uto fatality of Vright County the year for Etzen a Brighton High School enior and cocaptain of the choois football team and Car were killed when the car in vhich they were riding collided on EARLY ARRIVALS Five persons who arrived Sunday for the threeday Ne braskaIowa District Convention which opened Monday got together just before the past governors dinner held at Hotel Hanford They are left to Mr and Mrs Armand Rodehurst New Orleans Mr and Mrs Kermit Doolittle Web ater City and Wayne Guthrie Indianapolis newspaper man Doolittle is gov ernor of the NebraskaIowa District and Rodehurst is an international trustee of Ki wanig eadon with a motorcycle Highway 1 about fives south of Vashington Saturday night Injuries Fatal Landry whp was on the motor ycle with Carroll died of injur es at a Washington hospital Rob rt Benda 18 Brighton was the river of the car and authorities aid indications were that Carroll driving the motorcycle Ben a was hospitalized with injuries Mrs Brinton died at a Chariton ospital Saturday afternoon of in uries suffered earlier in the day hen a car driven by her sister iss Lake E Mayer 69 left ighway 34 west of Chariton liss Mayer was reported in seri us condition Authorities said the car struck barricade on a highway widen ing project about 4 miles west of Chariton apparently went out of control on the shoulder then skid ded sideways across the highway and overturned in a ditch Small Crowd small crowd was on band when Williams and the Negroes drove up to the school Escorting students to the front door Williams told Mrs Powell I brought them to the door so you could read it the order A few children and teach ers stood behind the principal Mrs Gordon declined to say whether she would press a suit planned to be filed at Owensboro asking Federal District Court to require the board to admit Ne groes to Clay Previously James Crumlin a Louisville Negro at torney associated with the Nation al Assn for the Advancement of Colored People said he would represent the Gordon children and their parents in the action At the high school in Sturgis another Kentucky miningfarming town 11 miles from Clay a boy cott movement showed renewed strength when only 73 of 275 white students came to class Last Fri day 248 pupils were in class tha largest number since 9 Negroes were enrolled at the school There were no demonstrations although a large crowd gathered around the school where national guardsmen still are on duty W W Waller president of the Union County chapter of the Kentucky Citizens Council urged the new pupil boycott in an ad dress to more than 200 persons at Morganfield Saturday night If you keep them at home there is no force in the land that can take them from he said LOGAN MAYOR DIES OMAHA Neb UP Ralph Jones 67 the mayor of Logan Iowa died Sunday in a hospital here 8 DIE IN CRASH LAKE WALES Fla headon collision Sunday night killed eight persons SAME ;