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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 29, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBOR S HOME EDITION VOL LXItl Pren and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 29 1957 This Paper Consists of Two Ona No 144 The World Around Us Denmarks Cooking Not OverRated Number 113 EDITORS is one cf a series of daily reports by our editor on a trip by air around the world How people live and how they feel toward America are more em phasized by Mr Hall than scenic features By W EARL HALL COPENHAGEN DENMARK Those claims youve been hearing about how delicious food is in Denmark are not exagger ated This is one subject with which I feel prepared to speak with authority even though Ive been here oniy two days Ive been sampling Danish cooking to a marked excess What I dont understand how ever is how Danes especially Danish girls can live around such delicious butter loaded pastry as they are exposed to regularly and still maintain such trim fig ures To say ROBERT G MYERS ExMason Cityon R G Myers Killed in Air Crash Robert G Myers 44 Sioux City pharmacist and the son of a Ma son City couple was killed late Thursday when ills airplane ap parently exploded after flying into Schrunk Langley Indicted Key Witnesses at Inquiry PORTLAND Ore Wl Terry Scbrunk the mayor of this city torn by vice accusations was ar rested Thursday night on charges a perjury and accepting a bribe Dist Atty William Langley a city police officer and a Portland gambler also were indicted by the Mullnomah County Portland grand jury which has been inves tigating charges of vice and cor ruption Langley the chief legal officer of the county was accused of cor ruption and malfeasance for not upholding the ganibling laws of conspiring to obstruct justice by permitting gambling and of ac cepting a bribe from persons He was released on bail Key Witnesses Both Langley and Schrunk were Dave Beck Suspended AFLCIO Official the least it re flects a tremen dous strength of character Last night af W EARL HALL ter a pleasant interview with a representative of the Berlingske Tidende in the same family for 209 my colleague and I went out for din ner with a native Dane Dan Mik Icelsen who once served on my repoiiorial staff in Mason City Then as now he was on the Co penhagen staff of the Unitec States Information Service If I were poetically talented Id rhap sodize about the meal served to us under his direction High Living Standard This skill with foods is ofj a larger genius which enables the Danes on their little square mile plot of land one fourth Iowas size to support four mil lion people A million and a quarter of them live here in Copenhagen and its suburbs all on Zealand Island Not only do they live here but they enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the world Neighboring Sweden is rich in mineral and water resources but Denmark has only two major re sources 1 A soil of only medium fer tility which had to be adapted to dairying 2 A race of people possessed of great ingenuity frugality and enterprise Heart of Economy Cattle and the products based on cattle butter cheese and beef are at the heart of Denmarks economy But the story doesnt end there Even though not an ounce of silver was ever drawn from Denmarks soil George Jen sen silverware sets a world stan dard for excellence Theres a like a thunderstorm The plane crashed on the Fred Laetaro farm southeast of Wyom ing Iowa Wreckage of the Cess na 195 a four passenger plane was scattered over nearly a two mile area Lloyd Cantrell aviation safety agent for the Civil Aeronautics Administration at Cedar Rapids said the plane suffered struc tural Heard Noise Witnesses said they heard a loud noise and saw t h e plane emerge from a cloud trailing smoke It then spun into the ground Myers who flew as a hobby left the Sioux City Airport about noon Thursday officials there said He did not fle a flight plan Born at Estherville he attended key witnesses recently at the Portland phase of the Senate la bor racketeering hearings Langley cited the Fifth Amend ment to protect himself from pos sible self incrimination when asked about charges that he had conspired with certain Teamsters Union officials and others to ex pand vice activities in this city of Schrunk denied accusations that he had accepted a bribe and he had offered to take a lie detector test Later though be walked out on the test conducted by the Se ret Service contending that the uestions put to him were a fishing The star witness at the hear ng was Portland gambler Jim Slkins His grand jury testimony orroborated by others is the bas s for the charges against Schrunk Patrolman Richard A Mason City schools and was grad uated from Drake University He moved to Sioux City in 1937 His Survivors include his widow parents Mr and M r s W C Myers Mason City three broth ers Roy Myers Mason City and Jack and Gene Myers California and three sisters Mrs G r i f i Venz Mason City Mrs Herman Erznoznick Clear Lake and Ruth of California His parents had been vacation ing in California and flew to Sioux City Thursday night arriv ing there Friday morning Mrs Venz and Mrs Erznoznick also went to Sioux City Thursday night Funeral arrangements are in complete SEVENYEAR SENTENCE IOWA CITY Ufi Robert G Gartland 30 Anamosa Friday was under a penitentiary sen tence not to exceed seven year after he pleaded guilty of false situation with respect to pottery and furs Denmark has mink farms In Athens Vienna Russia and other places I thought I had seen a lot of bicycles But they were just a mild preview of Denmark and Im told the scene will be repeated in Holland to morrow Denmarks million people have 2 million bikes 000 of them motorized Thats a slightly greater ratio than motor vehicles in the United States Not one Danish worker in a hun dred drives a Bikes Everywhere Traffic here as everywhere in Europe except Sweden and Britain is on the right side Bikes are more important in the total picture than automobiles Two years ago Sweden voted against abandoning the left side Chief argument in referendum was thai it would cost a billion dollars to change over During our drive yesterday I talked to our guide about living conditions in Denmark He sur prised me by pointing out that theres a large waiting list for emigration to other lands par ticularly Canada and Australia I told him I couldnt understand why anybody would wish to leave such a happy land You would he smiled if you could accompany me when I visit the That of course is a feature of a highly socialized economy that doesnt reveal itself to a casual visitQi to Scandinavia KILLED IN FALL MAQUOKETA tree felled by a companion Thursday knocked John Rolling 55 from another killing him making and uttering of a check SAME AP Wirephoto EFFIGY OF DAVE BECK BURNED An effigy of Dave Beck president of the International Teamsters Union burns brightly outside of Local 524 Yakima Wash Members of the local earlier had voted against using union funds to defend Beck against any charges that might be brought by the Senate Rackets Committee Council Orders Inquiry McClellan Lauds Move WASHINGTON W The AFL CIO Executive Council Friday suspended teamsters boss Dave Beck as an AFLCIO officer and ordered an inquiry into the entire Teamsters Union Becks suspension as an AFL CIO vice president and council member is effective immediately and until the outcome of charges being brought against him by the Executive Council The actions were announced by George Meany AFLCIO presi dent after a twohour council meeting Meany said Beck will be asked to come before the council 20 and answer formal charges which will be drawn up and pre sented to him meantime Unanimous Decisions The AFLCIO president said the decisions by the council were unanimous There were 22 of the 29 members present DON PlcRSON LOVELESS DECLARES utter and gambler Clifford O Bennett Bribe Elkins said at the hearing that Bennett told him that he placed a bribe in an envelope near lis club in September 1955 when Schrunk who then was sheriff vas conducting a raid He said hat Schrunk had picked up the envelope Sutter and two other police offi cers said they had witnessed this But later Sutter changed his story and said he could not be sure it was Schrunk who had picked up he package Sutter posted on his perjury indictment and was released Bennett also was indicted on a perjury charge in connection with he bribe accusation His bail was set at Hoffa Fischbach in Pleas of Innocent WASHINGTON James R 3 Sales Tax Exempting Food May Be Acceptable DES MOINES UP Gov Herschel C Loveless Friday moderated his stand to veto any sales tax bill over 2 per cent Loveless told his news con ference he would give consid eration to any or any 3 per cent sales tax bill that ex empted food or had a local op tion feature His remarks were seen as a possible compromise with a Re publicancontrolled Legislature over the financing of a record 152million dollar annual budget Loveless proposed The comments came as Son rate to 3 per cent and exempt food and the other to retain the present per cent rate Un less the Legislature reenacts the per cent law the tax will revert to 2 per cent June 30th Loveless had said repeated ly he would veto any sales tax over 2 per cent He said he had not changed his mind but pointed out proponents of such taxes now were talking about granting certain exemptions which may be Up until Thursday there was no discussion about exempting more than 2 per cent has been based upon the fact that the average income group by far spends most of its money on items subject to the sales He pointed out discussion of the tax problem at this stage is theoretical since no tax bill has been officially introduced in the Legislature He indicated the threat of a veto would still hang heavily over a 3 per cent bill even with exemptions because I dont think its necessary to collect that much Sen X T Prentis MMount Ayr estimated Thursday such a tax would raise about Meany said Becks suspension is effective immediately while the council considers charges against the Teamsters chief based on what he termed Becks actions n bringing the labor movement into disrepute and hisfailing to explain the many charges against him concerning use o Teamster Union funds before the Senate At the Capitol Chairman Mc Clellan DArk of the Senate committee had this comment The action taken by the AFLCIO Executive Council with respect to Dave Beck is high Jimmy Hoffa Midwest boss of the Teamsters Union and Hyman I Fischbach entered pleas of in nocent Friday to charges of con spiring and bribing to get secrets of the Senate rackets probers Thier trial was set for May 27 The bouncy Hoffa responded not guilty your when asked to plead to the indictment Fischbach a Miami attorney who at times has served as coun sel to congressional investigating ate members drew up two the governor said tax bills one to increase the My objections to a tax million a year committees replied simply not 2 Albert Lea Men Killed in Accident ALBERT LEA Minn UP Two Albert Lea men were killed All About The Weather Mason City Mostly fair and Ill Thursday night when their cari tie temperature change Friday left the road and hit a tree Dead are Darryl Norby and La Moine Skaff both 23 Robert Drayer Hollandale a companion was hospitalized AP Wlrcpholo CRASH IN WHICH MYERS DIED Wreckage of a light plane in which Robert B Myers Sioux City businessman and former Mason City resident was killed is roped off on a farm near Wyoming Iowa Structural failure was blamed for the crash of the craft low 2730 Partly cloudy and a little warmer Saturday high 5255 Mostly fair and little change in temperature Friday night low 2735 Partly cloudy and a little warmer Saturday FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average near normal Sat urday through next Wednesday TwoMenHeld in Stabbing at Waterloo ly commendable It should be applauded by the rank and file of the union throughout the coun try It is very encouraging to the committee that this great labor organization has not only adopted codes of ethics but evidences in this fashion its intention to en force Protects Witness Don Pierson to Leave GOP Post DES MOINEL C Pier son Humboldt announced Friday that he will resign May 8 as Re publican state chairman because of the press of personal business Pierson 47 who has headed the GOP State Centra Committee the last three years said he will offer his resignation at a May meeting of the commitUee follow ing a party fund raising dinner in Des Moines Pierson has a concrete prod ucts business at Humboldt was appointed chairman in Feb ruary 1954 to succeed James S Schramm Burlington who also resigned 58 Campaign The chairman announced his in tenlions in a letter to Enid Rob inson Hampton vice chairman of the Central Committee He said am confident that within our group is one who can carry the banner with great distinction and courage With a hard campaign ahead in 1958 my stepping down now will allow you the committee to select someone who could be available for the campaign in 1958 Campaigns seem to grow big Beck pleaded his each year and naturally be rights invoking the Fifth Amendjcome more demanding on those ment when questioned by the senators Tuesday and Wednesday The amendment protects a wit ness against being required to give evidence that might be self incriminating The committee told Beck the evidence it had collected indicated he had diverted some of who must carry the load of bat tle This particular lime for a new chairman to take over will let him assume the duties with more ease than at some later Great Experience Pierson also said in Ihe letter You can be sure this decision union funds to his personal not como WJUlouL consider The AFLCIO council directed ablc lhoughl 0 what is hosf for WATERLOO UP Buster Selix Morrison 30 was found stabbed to death here early Fri day Police arrested two men who were involved in a fight with Morrison at a cafe shortly before the discovery of the body at the rear of a hotci that the labor organizations five member c a 1 Practices Committee in vestigate the Team sters Union to de termine wheth er or not the Teamsters Tn 1 e r n a tional Union is sub our great party The enjoyment and knowledge have gained in serving as your chairman has been a great experience You can be sure the privilege will always be remembered My association with so fine a group of dedicated people as you who serve on this committee and many other loyal Republicans jovor the state of Iowa has made ithis service to the BECK trolled by corrupt stantially lo nated 01 con mcmbers of lho Slatft m t t Normal highs 51 north to 57 j identified thr two men Thls lattcr south Normal lows 29 north Jo bcjng hpri for questioning JhV R dottier While 25 and Cleveland Beckcould lead in of the pjcrsnn While 21 both of Waterloo The Teamsters from thr CMnW n d 34 south Warmer Saturday and Sunday Cooler about Tuesday Precipitation will he light av eraging onetenth to onefourth pnijce sajd the three men had inch occurring as rain or snow a fjghL at lhc cafc ancj then cft m 1 t f 1 1 4 t1 Central Committee were men itioned by political observers as the most likely candidates to Jurge two men are nol related unless the union moves to rid it Tuesday and Wednesday Minnesota Fair and warmer GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum Thursday 48 Minimum Thursday night 25 At 8 Friday 33 Precipitation trace of snow YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 35 21 SEARCH NEAR END together The body was found about 30 minutes later Police said they found Clother White hiding in a shack on the outskirts of the city Cleveland White phoned the police from his home where they picked him up r V hi chairman Arthur T Ponhowe self of alleged corrupt leadership The councils actions arc prob Des Moines 5th District chair man and Roscoc Jones Atlan ably the most drastic ever taken tic 7th District chairman i i t TOKYO UP A wecklongpty labor leader wa IT Thursday night i search for a missing U S mili Sioux City Girl Is Crash Victim SIOUX CITY Yvonne Edith Smith 19 daughter of Floyd Smith prominent Sioux City labor leader was injured in an auto accident near Jefferson A ay organized labor in America against a union leader of so high a position It gave substance to he AFLCIO assertions in recent months that it is ready to work with congressional committees and other public bodies to clean every semblance of corruption from the AFLCIO tary Cfl7 and its fi7 passcngcrscompanjoni narrcll Triplett 23 jwill end Saturday unless some Council Bluffs apparently suf trace of theplane is found the ferrrl minor injuries He was re U S Far Cast Air Force saidjporlprt in good condition at a hos Friday Ipital here 15million member Six Appointments Confirmed by Senate DES MOINES W The Iowa Senate met in a lengthy execu tive session Friday and confirmed six of the governors appoint ments to various state agencies Included in the list were the nom ination of Emlin L Sioux City to the tax commis sion Henry E Carter Burling ton to the Employment Security Commission John R Hanson Manning to the Board of Control Mrs Gerald Meylor of near MarJLouis Culver Dunlap to the nat cus was killed Thursday in aural resources council and John Marcus Boy Killed in 2 Car Accident MARCUS Eddie Meylor son of Mr anc twocar collision a I a county roar intersection about five milcvs of here Fhimmel Iowa City itir Klmcr llortrl Wavoily to tfir hoard of examiners of basic s j   

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