Thursday, June 6, 1957

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 6, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H S NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 16 WANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXIII Associated Pnu and United Press Full Lease Wlrca Soven CenU a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 6 1957 This Paper Consists of Four No MS 17 ead26 Hurt in Fiery Road Cra Bid Padding DES MOINES UP The legislative investigating committee wa making plans Thursday to concentrate its attention on alleged at tempts to pad machinery bids for the State Highway Commis sion with the possibility that a public hearing may be held in two weeks Rep Clark McNeal committee chairman said after a closed session late Wednesday that no date has been set for the next committee meeting He said this would await consultation with the attorney fOrMhe probe group who was absent from the Wednesday session but the Committee hopes to complete its investigation of the bidpadding case in twoweeks Comfiiittee members said that the inquiry into the Highway Commission purchase of a maintenance garage site in Waterloo has ended It held a public ing on that a week ago Sen Duane Dewel RAlgona told nevysmeii that the committee is not a prosecuting agency and that it has gone as far as it can in the garage site case Highway Commission Chairman Robert K Beck spent corisider able time before the committee Wednesday Some time ago he said in a statement that some Iowa machinery dealers had been approached on a proposal that they withdraw their bids on some mowers and raise the bids by 25 per cent Beck said they rejected the proposals First Hearing Southerners Gain Ground on CRBill The first public hearing last week produced testimony that the commission purchased 762 acres in Waterloo from Mrs Wilfred J Prentice for a few weeks after she bought the land from a Waterloo widow for Mrs Prentice is the wife of a Waterloo real estate man who has offices with Highway Commis sioner Emory Loomis Lbomis had recommerided that the com mission buy the site but said he did not profit in any way ChairmanMcNeal said the com mittee will move forward with an inquiry into arecommendation be fore the commissionto buyfrom Mrs Prentice for aboutSI acres on the edge of Waterloo for rightofway purposes Two Committees McNeal said the commission had requested the probe group to go into the rightofway purchase promptly The chairman said the probe committee will be divided into two subcommittees to expedite its work McNeal will head one sub committee and Dewel the other with two Republicans and one Democrat on each group The chairman said Beck urged the committee to handle speedily all matters involving the High way Commission so that there would be no lowering of morale or efficiency in the discharge of the large program before the commission Jury Trial ls Key Amendment WASHINGTON Mem bers of the House civil rights bloc Thursday said southerners may be gaining ground in efforts to wreck the civil rights bill They said the southernershave a good chance of forcing through trial amendment to the bill Both the administration and civil rights forces contend the amendmentwould wreck the civil rights program The House finally headed into debate on tfie bill after days of arguing over procedure A final vote is expected late next week Southerners fopenly predicted passage of the jury trial amendment They also prepared to offer some three dozen more amendments next week after com pletion of four days of general debate Other congressional news Fallout Sen Clinton P Ander son DN M suggested that Pres DQGGING IT From the Way Pamela Carney 5 and Lee Rprnig 5 are eyeing each other youd think that overgrown hot dog wasnt long enough But July is Na tional Hot Dog Monthyou see and the youngsters are tuning up for it in a big way In fact theyhavent had GIobcGazello Photo by Glbbx so much bun in a long time Pamela is the daugh ter of Mr and Mrs Don Carney 38 15th N E Lee is the soil of Mr and Mrs George Romig 407 15th N W and the hot dog is a concoction of Jacob E Decker Sons STRANGE MONEY DEAL UHVEILED Toll Is One of Largest Trucks Ram t in Carolina FROM OUR WIBB SERVICES FAYETTEVILLE fla bed truck loaded with migran workers and a tractor trailc slammed together in a fiery eras uf a road intersection Thursda mid killed 17 persons the Sla Highway Patrol reported The Highway Patrol snid 26 persons were taken to hospitals and many were in critical condi tion All of the laborers reportedly were Negroes In Chicago the National Safety Council said the crash did not set a record in number of deaths in a collision of trucks Nineteen per sons were killed in Texas in Au gust 1947 in a similar crash On May 27 11 persons were killed In n collision of two passenger au tomobiles near Benson 111 The record for a collision of two auto mobiles is 13 This collision oc curred in Minnesota Ball of Firi Fire that broke out in the truck caused most of the deaths the patrol said AP GRADUATION KISSMidship William Mickle command er of the US Naval Academys top graduating company moves iu for a kiss from Catherine Bacon his color girl for the June Week festivities Mickle said the massive color parade the a year of intense study worthwhile1 Bakers Union Probe Opens WASHINGTON Itf Chicago Bakers Union official testified Thursday Jie deposited some union funds in his own savings account on orders from his union boss but didnt keep the money Anthony Conforti president of Chicago Bakers Union Local No 1 said he considered that yes this a strange way to handle the jnbney But Conforti said he did not1 question the orders which he said George Stuart then nternational yice president of the Funnel Seen in Eastern Iowa Storms A tornado funnel was seen in eastern Iowa during a series of violent thunderstorms late Wed nesday but the twister struck no populated areas and caused no injuries The funnel cloud was seen near DeWitt about 6 pm on a path that led across the IowaIllinois border An airplane pilot followed the cloud across the Mississippi River ident Eisenhower propose an agreement with Russia and Bri tain to limit radioactive fallout fromnuclear tests Anderson is a member and former chairman of the joint congressional radia tion studying nu clear fallout Richardson House investiga tors asked the Justice Department o explain why it hasnt prosecut ed a land case against Texas oil millionaire Sid Richardson Chair man Earl Chudoff DPa of the Jouse Government Operations subcommittee said he wants to mow if some member of the adr ministration is hamstringing he case The subcommittee has heard testimony that Richardson sought to interest the President and other administration officials in the matter Aid The Senate Foreign Rela tions Committee began drafting a x Judge Balks at Girord Home WASHINGTON tip A federal judge refused Thursday to order William S Girard brought home from Japan but set a hearing for next Tuesday on a suit seeking to bar trial of Girard by aJapanese court District Judge Joseph C Me Garraghy rejecteda request tha Girard be produced in t h i i court immediately The judge signed however an order direct ing that Girard not be turned ovc uuon Fund Conforti said the money came roma fund raised byChi cago local unions No 300 and No 100 for use in efforts to get a union contract with the Salerno MegowenBiscuit Co Conforti told theiSehate Rackets investigating Committee that un der instructions from Stuart he channelled the a union bank account drew it out incash deposited it in his own savings ac count then made withdrawals1 and gave the moneyllto Stuart Robert F Kennedy counsel to the Senate committee asked whether it didnt strikeyou that this was a strange to handle the money Well yes Conforti said Thais why I used my own mon ey to open the account Deposit Box He said he had withdrawn of his own money from a safety deposit box to start his savings account The committee headed by Sen McClellan has Stuart tabbed for later testimony It said he would be a key witness in the general inquiry into the unions Infant Suffocates in Crib at Waterloo WATERLOO UP Mark Beattie 2 months old suffocated today in his bed when he became entangled in the bed clothing Firemen administered oxygen for 20 minutes in a futile effort to re vive the child the son of Mr and Mrs Robert Beattie All About to Japanese authorities for trial foreign aid bill Committee connection with the death of a hers hoped to finish work on theJapanese woman scrap collector Houseslashed bill by the week end Wall Collapses at Waterloo Project 2 Workmen Killed WATERLOO Two construc until he hears further arguments These were set for 11 am Tues day Technically the hearing will be for the government to show cause why Girard should not be brought here In the event that Girard should be ordered home presumably no court could try him Since his Army enlistment has expired it is believed he could not be sub jected to a court martial tion workmen were killed here McGarraghy conducted a briel Thursday when a 45foot brick stone wall collapsed and Thunderstorms blew down treesburied them under the rubble and transmission lines in several central and eastern Iowa sections and a tree was toppled across Highway 61 near DeWitt Harry Wildes Jr Waterloo was dead when fellow workmen hearing shortly after Attorney Earl Carroll and Dayton M Har rington filed a habeas corpus ac tion in District Court contending that Japan has no jurisdiction to reached him under the debrisitry Girard for the offense with land A T Kies who lived at ajwhich he is charged Heavy rain and hail was rejhotel here was dead on arrival Carroll told the judge the base ported at Welton McCauslandi at a hospital Ion which the shooting occurred and Princeton in the area between The workmen were at the siteiwas under United States sever SAME DATE The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy through Friday withoccasional thundershowers Warm High Friday 8386 Low Thursday night 5558 o w a Partly cloudy and con tinued warm with widely scat tcred afternoon and evening thundershowers through Fri day Low Thursday niaht 1565 cloudy scat tered showers or thunderstorms through FridayHigh Friday 5565 north 6575south GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum Wednesday 87 Minimum Wednesday night 58 At 8 am Thursday 75 ffairs as would James G CroSs president Meanwhile Sen Mundt RSD made public a letter in which he proposed hearings dealing with al eged of llfceir companies unds by some corporation offi cials He did not name them Mundt included this as one of six points of inquiry He said he elt should be completed by the committee His letter to McCIel an said these should include iparings on secondary boycotts and alleged misdeeds by unions and employers Three Points McClellan in a statement pro pared for the start of the Bakers Union hearings said he expected the testimony will touch upon 1 The misuse of union funds The officials involved will be giyen ample opportunity to ex plain some transactions which ap pear to be irregular 2 The operation of certain local unions under trusteeship We have received a large of complaints from duespaying members about dictatorial and undemocratic practices 3 Certain relationships be tween management and labor of It looked like a ball of fire said Joe Lozak of Berwick Pr who saw the crash in the rear view mirror of his potato truck Men women and children lying all over I thinkthe impact Hlled them not the fire The patrol said 41 laborers1 Ike Goes Aboard the Saratoga MAYPORT Fla WlPresident Eisenhower flew here Thursday or a demonstration of atomic age naval might during Atlantic ma neuvers aboard the 350million dbllar supercarrier Saratoga His plane landed at May port Auxiliary Air Station just from siJvefal states were aboard the into the path ofthe tractortrailer at the intersection of highways 301and 102 nme miles north of Fayettc ville at am I didnt count them but one of the boys said he counted 3 at one timeall1 laying downsomc dead and some squirming around said W H Covington operator of a country ficials which if not satisfactorily explained must lead to the in ference of impropriety and collu sion between these individuals to the apparent disservice of mem bers of the union store near the road crossing One laborer said the workers after camping overnight near Mt Olive N C were cnroute to Dunn N C to harvest beans Slightly Hurt Gilbert Peters 25 Watwallo pen Pa the tractortrailer driver was slightly hurt The flatbed driver was among those killed Covington who said he went to the site after a couple of came to the store to call an am bulance added There1 was plenty of blood Some of them were mangled all up It was a terrible sight The scene about 50 miles south of Raleigh was one of utmost confusion as the truck blazed in jured groaned and wailed and east ot Jacksonvilleat am within 5a feet ot Ihe Saratoga and the President immediately went aboard ije accompanied by three Cabinet officers and other high ranking officials Eisenhower will be aboard the 60QOQtoncarrier until late Fri day afternoon when he will go ashore at the Maypbrt base and fly back to Washington The Saratoga is planning both daylight and afterdark spectacu lar demonstrations for the Presi dent 60 to 100 miles off the Flor ida east coast x i The schedule includes an exhi bition of aircraft techniques used in the firing of atomic and con ventional weapons the launching of three types of guided missiles and a demonstration of antisub marine warfare tactics The training exercises arranged for Thursday called for concenT ration on offense to show the striking power of the supercarr rier and itsAircraft Friday the emphasis willbe on air defense This is the final stage of the Saratogas training up for de ployment soon to the Mediterran ean where she will join the U S 6th Fleet on patrol duty ON STORK LIST HOLLYWOOD UP Actress Jeanne Crane and Paul Brink man Thursday announced the ex pected birth of their fifth child in November sirened in among and everjamming ambulances patrol cars traffic to pick up the victims Highway patrolmen said the dead included the trailertruck driver and two persons riding in the cab of his truck The impact drove the stake body truck on which the workers were riding into a weedchoked ditch along side the road and the ibcds wooden sides splintered Clinton and Davenport A storm which lasted about 20 minutes at Steamboat Rock north of Eldora felled trees telephone and power lines The storm de veloped near Iowa Falls and moved eastward through Eldora and the Waterloo and Waverly areas Hail up to a half inch in diam eter was measured in some sec tions Heaviest rainfall reported was 56 of an inch at Waterloo Davenport had 48 of an inch and Dubuque 30 THE EAGER TYPE where a parking building for the city is to be erected in the West Side business district They were working in an area which had been cleared of old buildings ex cept for the 45foot wall which collapsed Another worker Roger Caul ikins narrowly missed being eignty and that any offense Gir ard committed was only against the United States not against Japan caught by the falling wall Farmer Killed When Tractor Overturns HOPKINTON XJP 3 Livestock Dealers Enter Innocent Pleas DES MOINES of in nocent were entered in Federal District Court here Tuesday by three Iowa livestock dealers in dicted on charges of mail fraud in an alleged checkkiting scheme The three Eldon Vicrs 44 Mar Frank shalltown Merle Mcrsman 42 PACHUCA Mexico 69 who fanned south of here Colo and Howard Stout 52 Oska Nearsightcd Raul Mariel Cruz 16 was in a hospital Thursday with a broken arm and broken collarbone suffered when he dived into an empty swimming pool was killed Wednesday when his tractor overturned on a farm field and he was pinned underneath Authorities said he was dead be fore help could arrive loosa pleaded innocent before Federal Judge Henry N Graven TI n 1 i i v 1 4 A trial dale was not immediate DEATH Thus is the truck in which 14 of ly set The men continued at lib the 17 victims of a highway crash near Iayettoville erty on bond N C were riding when it collided with a semitrailer AP Wircpholo The other throe dead were in the semi One of the vie Urns lies amongst the wreckage strewn on the highway Thursday Bartender Held forExamination in Womans Death OMAHA scheduled a psychiatric examination for Viv ian Henderson Omaha bartender Thursday as the investigation of the slaying of Rita Kappenman last week continued Henderson who had been inten jsively questioned over the week end was released on bond early this week then picked up again the next day for more question ing He is a friend of Mrs E L Copsey landlady of MrsKap penman who was questioned lover the weekend along with her husband and then released on bond Police arc studying conflicts they said were in the stories of Henderson and Mrs Copsey as to their movements on the day fore Mrs Kappenman died of a bullet in the brain Also under study were the routes Henderson said he took to his place of work on the day be forethe slaying after he said he had visited Mrs Copsey and the tmorning of the day on which he and Mrs Copsey said they did not see each other BACK IN JA1L WAVERLY Prit chard 28 Waverly who escaped from the county jail even though he had only four days left on his sentence was back in custody I