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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 3, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited ior the MASON GITY GLOBEGAZETTE T M F M B C D A n B mLtf 1 THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGH B 0 R J VOL LXIII Associated Press and United Full Leasa Wirei Seven Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 3 1957 Du PontGM Rulin THU Paper Consist of Two ScctlonjSecUoa NO an set One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO 1300 pu Sunday WTAD Qulncy 930 pm Sunday WOI Ames 640 pm Thursday WSUL It City 910 pm Saturday An Authors Slant on Tom Runyon TN a recent commentary about that amazing life termer in the Iowa penitentiary Tom Runyon I advanced the suggestion that his case would provide marvelous material for a textbook on penol ogy I went a step further and nominated Erie Stanley Gard ner of mystery fiction fame as the author best qualified to do the yoluine This is to report progress While I doubt whether there will be a book I do have from Mr Gardner a 10page singlespaced letter re flectirig a tremendous interest in the Runyon case and its implica tions in the area of prison reform and rehabilitation J This report from the California man consists of nearly6000 words and could not I think have been turned out by Mr Gardner in less than a half day out of his busy life By conservative estimate the same effort and time devoted to a magazine article would pay him probably a good deal more The name Erie Stanley Gardner at the top of a mystery story would be worth at least that much 0n receipt of the report from Mr Gardner I contacted him to learn whether it would be agree able withhim if I condensed his commentinto two commentaries and then took steps to get it pre sented to the Iowa public more completely in printed form Approved Condensation My responsefrom Mr Gardner was just what I have come to ex pect from him through my cor respdndehce with him about the Runyon case over a period of about a year Everything you suggest in your letter he wrote sounds all right to me At this point I probably should take time to explain that my re cent commentary which led to my correspondence with Erie Stan ley Gardner was prompted by the unexpected death by heart attack of Tom Runyon in the Fort Madi son pentitentiary Serving a life sentence for the death of a North Iowa farmer Runyon had gained widespread acclaim for his literary exploits first as editoFof the prison maga zine then as a contributor to na tionally circulated magazines last as the writer of a book about him self In for Life With all his writing talent Run yon was an extremely contro versial figure Whether he quali fied for a parole was a debatable question The Iowa board of parole never thought so Erie Stanley Gardner did He was supported in his view by the warden of the Iowa prison and by several other penologists Back to His Old Days Always in the thinking of the parole board members was the fact that Runyon tunneled his way out of the prison after he was supposed to have been rehabilitat ed and pretty much took up where he had left off several years be fore He had left a trail of terror from Fort Madison to Fort Dodge where he was recaptured without a struggle Erie Stanley Gardners interest in the Runyon case led ultimately to a personal meeting between the two in the Iowa penitentiary and a liedetector test which revealed Runyon to be honest to an abnor mal degree In this latest letter and in others previously received from him Gardner admitted a pronounced liking for the prisoner But he points out that is neither here nor there What I was fighting for is a principle of pen ology Tom Runyon is dead Noth ing anyone can do will help hirri now But the principle of penol ogy for which I am fighting is just as much of an issue now as it ever was Society Eric Stanley Gard ner writes professes to believe in rehabilitation Does socicty want lo encourage rehabilitation If it does it should extend some measure of cooperation to the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 t JnAMPAGA on Highway 70 south of MatadoifText shown after it collapsed 8inch deluge hit the area A major portion of the the Pease River roared out 0its banks following tmued wild weather ij the Lone Star state Foresees Socialist America v Khrushchev on US TV NEW YORK LBNikila S Khru shchev reigning boss of world ommunism made his debut on United States television Sunday ie predicted the grandchildren of iis millions of American viewers will live under socialism but laid the Soviet Union does not want to impose its type of social sm on anybody Khrushchev replied readily to a oanels questions on Soviet inter nal and external policies but he added nothing new to the worlds knowledge of Soviet aims Almost everything he said was a repeti ion of what he or other Soviet leaders had said on previous oc Iowa Truck Driver Dies in Crash With train 4Day Death Supplemental Postal Money Bill Sought WASHINGTON President Eisenhower Monday askedCon gress for asupplemental appro priation of 149Vbmillion dollars for the Post Office Department He said it isneeded to avert a substantial cut back in mail serv ice July 1 This be an addir tion to the that Con gress already has appropriated to run the department in the fis cal year beginning July 1 Position Unchanged In announcing the request White House Press Secretary James C Hagerty noted that the President said on May 27 in sign ing a trimmeddown Post Office Department money bill that the would be insuffi cient unless postal services are to be substantially curtailed start ing July 1 Hagerty said Monday that is still the position of the President and Postmaster General Summer field In January Eisenhower asked Congress for 3V4 billion for the Post Office Department for the new fiscal year The House and Seriate cut that amount by 400000 Bigger Work Load Hagerty said the department now finds that it needs not only restoration of that cut but an ad ditional 92 million dollars because of a bigger work load increase than had been anticipated in Jan uary Hagerty said Ihe million is needed for these purposes Restoration of the cut voted by Congress increased work load salary in creases and payment of claims About MRS SCHWEITZER DIES ZURICH Swtoerland The Weather Mason City Fair to partly cloudy through Tuesday Low Monday night 50 High Tuesday 75 Iowa Clear to partly cloudy through Tuesday LowvMonday night 4753 north 5460 FiveDay Fowa Temperatures will average about 5 degrees above normal Tuesday through Saturday Normal h i g h s 77 north to 80 south Normal lows 54 north to 58 south Little day today temperature change ex pected during the period Dry weather is expected to continue except for afey isolated thun dershowers until about Friday or Saturday when scattered showers are expected to aver age around onefourth of an inch Minnesota Partly cloudy through Tuesday Low Monday night 4050 High Tuesday 55 extreme northeast to 75 extreme south west GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Monday Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday night At 8 am Monday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 70 49 63 73 47 GlobeGazette weather statis tics up to 8 am Sunday Maximum Saturday 69 Minimum Saturday night 40 At 8 am Sunday 59 408 Accidental Highway Deaths on Long Weekend By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Millions of American motorists wound up the Jong fourday Me morial Day weekend with a bet ter safety record than expected There were 408 accidental deaths on the nations highways for the holiday period The toll was about what it would have Helene Schweitzer 79 wife of French scientist musician philjbeen on any comparable nonholi osopher and Nobel prizewinner period in the summer Cali Albert Schweitzer died in a hosfornia led lne nation with 37 traf pital here Saturday deaths Texaswas second with 32 North Dakota reported none The national toll however was well above the 347 traffic deaths recorded on the last previous four day Memorial Day weekend in 1950 Fewer cars were on the road then though SAME DATE Black flftg meant truffle dcilh in past 24 honrr HONORABLE MENTION MIAMI BEACH Fla UP Mr jand Mrs Ronald Sicben and their three children Waterloo Iowa won honorable mention Salurday vn the AllAmerican Family Con test Toll in State Reaches 74 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Rock Island Goldtm State Limited passenger eastward was showered with flaming gasolinenear Davenport Monday when it struck a truck kifllng the driver Harold 37 of near Davenport The engineer of thetrain Pearl Hart Eldon Iowa was hospital ized in Davenport with serious burns Earl Cole also of Eldon the train fireman escaped with burns on the hands No passenger injuries were reported The accident took a freak twist when the impact hurled the trucks rear section onto Highway 61 on top of two automobiles causing injuries to four others At Stone Quarry The collision occurred at the Linwood stone quarry crossing near Davenport as Spittler was driving with a load of crushed rock Sheriffs deputies said the train running 35 minutes late and traveling about 77 miles an hour cut the truck in two The injured in the cars on which the truck dumpbed fell were A J Matthys 38 vice president of the Buffalo Iowa bank Theodore Radetzki 39 assistant cashier and Mrs Lola both pas sengers in Matthys car and Har old S Chant Muscatine driver of the second car He was hospital ized at Muscatine Injuries of the four motorists were not serious Iowas death toil for the long Memorial Day weekend mean while stood at 14 Monday as the states traffic fatalities for the year continued to climb Since the Memorial Day holiday started at 6 pm Wednesday eight persons died on highways three by drown ing and two in miscellaneous mis haps The latest death was Miss Beryl Hagg 51 Joplin Mo who died late Sunday in an accident on Highway 92 near Sigourney Deaths recorded Sunday were those of Miss Eva Berry 52 Wichita Kan of injuries suffered in a twocar auto crash Saturday near Greenfield and Tommy Davis 6 who drowned in the Des Moines River at Des Moines A Sioux Center youth Kenneth Kooi 19 died at a Sioux City hos pital Sunday of injuries suffered May 22 in an auto accident near Sioux Center He was the second Sioux Center youth in two days to die at Sioux City Terry DeBoer 15 died there Saturday of injuries suffered Fri day in a motorcycle accident James Barrett 18 who gradu filed from Sidney High School last month died Sunday in al iHamburg hospital of injuries suf in a casions It was the Soviet Communist eaders first appearance on any formal television program and he ame through it like a seasoned rouper He appeared on the CBS Face the Nation program which was filmed in his office in he Kremlin Tuesday Makes Prediction Khrushchev made his prediction about a Socialist America in re sponse to a question concerning ideas We do want to compete with you and in that competition we want to have the most healthy forces come into the forefront and we believe that1 our socialist sry s te hi represents the nto healthy younger the mpst healfhy system Khrushchev And if you are acquainted with history and know how one social system was changed and another system took ils place you will know that the old capitalist system in our country has been replaced by the socialist system and I can pro phesy that your grandchildren in America will live under socialism And please dp not be afraid of that Your grandchildren will not understand how their grandpar ents did not understand the pro gressive nature of a socialist so ciety No Bombshells Khrushchev evidently decided against making the filmed inter view a platform for any verbal bombshells All the points he made repeated previous Soviet positions Among the points Disarmament The agreement at once so that small step might lead to fi DR ROY A HARRISVILLE Dr Harrisville Resigns to Do Research Dr Roy A Harrisville pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church Mason City since 1952 resigned Sunday effective Sept 15 The Lutheran minister said he plans lo leave with his family in 3clober tor Tucbingcn Germany or a of research prepara tory lo going into teaching His research will be on a 19tli ccn ury New Testament scholar George H A Ewald Dr Harrisville refused a num jer of teaching offers during the ast couple of years He said ho finally decided to enter thexficd recently while at a seminary at Princeton University The Trinity Lutheran congre gation will meet June 14 lo elect a call committee in Us search for a successor 4 Harrisyllie received Jii Doctor of Theology degree from he Princqton Theological Semi nary in 1953He is n member of the board of trustees of Luthci College Decorah and of fhe school of religion at the State University of Iowa The Lutheran pastor was grad uated from ConconUa College Moorhead Minn in 1944 as vale dictorian of his class He re ceived a bachelor of theology de gree from Luther Theological Seminary St Paul Minn in 1947 Eagle Grove Man Critical After TwoCar Crash Steig 50 Russians Eagle Grove is in critical condi t iJasiv JS III CllUCcU tOHUl are quite prepared to limit ourtj0n at the Clarion Hospital after selves to some small step instead a twocar crash three miles west of going aftera comprehensive Of here on Highway 3 Aiso iniured in the acddcnt plain in the disarmament talks in London It reversed a previous stand for comprehensive agree ments Troop withdrawals The Rus sians are willing to withdraw heir troops from East Germany Poland Hungary and Romania if he West will withdraw foreign troops from their present bases This said Khrushchev would be a useful first step to test the good will of the two sides and lo establish a good atmosphere which would not smell of war but which would lead to good friendly relations that could be brought about between our two countries They are hospitalized here Sleig has mulliplc fraclures Kramer has head injury both cuts legs broken and bruises Goeres hasa broken jaw and u ial cuts Mrs Goeres has a fracFrankfurter dissented lured left ankle dislocated shoul eve They are all in fair condi tion MINOR SURGERY Clayton Violated AntiTrust Case Heard WASHINGTON The Su iremc Court ruled Monday that he Du Pont Co illegally controls he giant Guiierul Motors Corp In a 42 decision of historic im lorlancc to the business com minily the court sent the case ack to U S District Court in Ihicago That court now must ind how much of its 23 per cent stock Du Pont should lose of Judge Walter T LaBiiy had riis itisscd the original antitrust ac ion on Dec 3 1954 after a scvon nonth trial in Chicago LaBuy held the government had failed to rove its case based on Du Pouts acquisition of 25 million dollars worth of GM stock in 1017 Majority Opinion However Justice BrcniKin in he courts majority opinion Mon day declared We hold that any acquisition by one corporation of all or any part of the stock of anothtt1 cor poration competitor or not is vithln the roach of the Clayton Antitrust Act whenever the rea sonable likelihood appears that he acquisition will result in a re straint of commerce or in the creation of a monopoly of any ine of commerce Thus Brcnnan said although Du Pont and General Motors ar not competitors a violation of In section has occurred if as a rt sullof the acquisition there Vva at likelihood of a monopoly of onj of commerce BiennAn add ed The fuel thai all concerned ij ligh executive posts in both com anies acted honorably and fair y each in the honest conviction hat his actionssvorc in the bcsl ntercsts of his own company and vithout any design to overreach anyone including Du Ponts com petitors does not defeat the gov ernments right to relief First Reaction The first market reaction tothe courts decision sent Dii Pont common stock higher GM slipped slightly DuPont had closed at a share Friday stood at at he lime of the courts ruling hen minutes later rose to General Motors common closed at 54275 ashare Friday sold at 743 just before the ruling and hen moved to Brokers suggested one reason for the rise was that if the gov ernment forces DuPont to sell leneral Motors holdings DuPont viil not have to pay capital gains axes on its profits from sale oJ the stock Brennan wrote the majority opinion for himself Chief Justice and Justices Black and Douglas Justices Burton and Dissenting View dcr back injury and a cut right In their dissent Burton and oxo oio n Frankfurter said the govern ments basic contention was that DuPont violated the Sherman Antitrust Act in that by means of its alleged control of General HOLLYWOOD UP Actress Molors V obtained an unlawful Sheree North was reported restPreference with respect to Gen ing comfortably at Cedars of cra1 purchase oMnate Lebanon Hospital Monday ing minor surgery To Call Election to Fill McCarthy Post MADISON Wis ffvWisconsins Gov Vernon W Thomson said Monday he will call a special election to fill the Senate seat left vacant by the death May 2 of Sen Joseph R McCarthy He said he will set the date later this week The Governor at his weekly news conference did not disclose exactdates for the primary and general election but they are expected to be held within the next 90 days The Governor said The appraisal of the factors considered at no time involved any personal consideration This was interpreted by newsmen to mean that fhe Governor not interested in making a bid for the seat himself However three other prominent Republicans have announced their intention to seek the seat i ials The dissenters said that only in the closing pages of its brief and for a few minutes in its oral argument did the govern ment add the assertion that Du Pont had violated the Clayton Act in that its stock interest in Gen eral Motors has been used to channel General Motors chases to DuPont pur Only six members of the court ruled on the case Two justice disqualified themselves Clark who was attorney general at the time the government brought the case in 1949 and Harlan who once represented members of the DuPont family Justice Whittaker came to the bench after the case had been argued ere in a Saturday former Rep Glenn R Davis Among Democrats ex POWELL COLLAPSES NEW YORK W Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr DNY was with exhaustion Sunday jwhile preaching a sermon to 1700 worshippers in a Harlem church iThc GOES 18 MILES UPCapt J W Kklingor Jr smiles through his face mask as he is strapped into the balloon capsule which took him 18 miles into spact over Minnesota Balloon in Mark SOUTH ST PAUL Minn A young Air Force jet pilot to earth safely Sunday afternoon after riding a hugeplastic bal loon to a record 18 miles into stratosphere 4 The heliumfilled bag came to rest six hours and 3d minutes after taking VKitr1hger Jr 28 to 96ootf above the ballet ingthe old mannedballoon mark by nearly foifrmilcs Kittingor suspended beneath he balloon in a 3x7 fool gondola anded in a small creek near Weaver Minn about 80 miles outhcast of here Maj informa ion officer xfor the Air Forces ManHigh project said Kittinger vas reported in good condition ihd that the delicate equipment ppeared At 96000 McCurdy said Kitlinger stayed 1 96000 feet for one hour and 50 tiinutes before staiiirig his des cnt The test started at am The test was cut short by sev ral hours when Kittingers voica adio transmitter failed on the vay up due to antenna trouble he project supervisors made ecision to caU him down Another officer Maj David G Simons a native of Lari aster Pa will make a 24hour ndurancc test at altitudes over 00000 feet to test physical and sychological reactions in ramped quarters for long periods f time high over the earth Valuable Data The Air Force said data re eivcd from the current series of nights may prove valuable in ocket and possible mannedsateU ite flights of the future While vSundays flight was a rec rd for manned balloons it prob bly did not establish an overall mark for manned craft Published eports have indicated expert menial Air Force planes hava Qown over 120000 feet with a pilot n them Minor Fallout in 2nd ABomb Test ATOMIC TEST SITE Nev UP Three air masses spreading ut from the site of Sundays mallscale Abomb test are ex ected to bring only minor off ite fallout the Atomic Energy ommission reports The best second of the cur ent test series caused only a rief flash ancf a small round oud Observers guessed size the shot at less than five ilotons A kiloton is equal to 000 tons of TNT and the nom ial Abomb World War model runs 30 kilotons Pigs monkeys and mice were laced in the path of the blast fi a test of effects of gamma nd neutron radiation traffic accident late to bid are Rep Henry Reuss and William Proxmire thrse gubernatorial 12 ESCAPE FIRE GREENFIELD Mo Fire through the Bond Rest u vnt IXC Jfc was taken to a New York hospitalIllome early Monday but all of ths where his condition dcscribedjdozen elderly residents were led as not serious to safety A
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