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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 14, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION TO SCHOOL FEATURED THIS iSSUi VOL LXIII Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 14 1957 This Paper Consists of Four No 334 41 Youths Defy Red China Travel Ban To Defer Postal Hike Bill House OKs Penny Boost WASHINGTON UP Two GOP senators indicated Wednesday that action will be deferred unti next year on a Housepassed bil to boost postal rates Senate Republican L e a d e Knowland Calif said that be cause adjournment is near h doubts the Senate will act this year on the bill to raise the first class letter rate to 4 cents a ounce and airmail to 7 cents el fective Oct 1 Other raises also would be pro vided to increase postal revenue by 1960 an estimated 527V mil lion dollars a year Better Chance But there were reports some Senate Democrats want to pass the rate bill so that a pay in crease for postal workers would have a better chance of being signed by President Eisenhower Eisenhower has asked for rate Increases but he has opposed gen eral pay increases for federal em ployes at this time The House which alreadyhac approved pay increases for posta workers passed the rate increase measure late Tuesday 236129 Voting for it were 85 Democrats and 171 Republicans against were 125 Democrats and 4 Repub licans Other Increases The increases also included Raising airmail cards to 5 cent and post cards to 3 cents Boosting secondclass mostly advertising from IVfe to 2Vz cents per piec on the bulk minimum rate I The House made the thirdclass increase effective this year in stead of in a twostep increase by 1959and put a limitation on losses incurred in handling secondclass mail Additional revenue from these changes has not been esti mated The House adopted an amend ment by Rep Rhodes DPa which provides that if the costs in handling secondclass mail of any user exceed by 000 the frnm rno r AP Wirephoto IOWA DAIRY PRINCESS Marilyn Dralle Allison is crowned 1957 Iowa Dairy Princess by Caro lyn Card Webster City the retiring princess The coiv onation took place at the All Iowa Fair at Cedar Rapids Miss Dralle won out over a field of 24 for the right to compete in the national contest in Chicago 7500 to Head Back NO ONE KNOWS Where Is Ezra Toff Benson WASHINGTON is Ezra Taft Benson Capital newsmen dont know The House Agriculture Com mittee said it doesnt know The Senate Agriculture Com mittee said it doesnt know The Agriculture Department said it doesnt know Benson who is secretary of agriculture was last seen at his office June 26 Silence as to his whereabouts then closed around him Montana Speech On July 22 he was reported to have delivered a speech at Mis soula Mont The Agriculture Department distributed copies here More silence President Eisenhower told a news conference Aug 7 that Benson was on a swing around the country for about a rrionth trying to get new ideas thoughts An Agriculture Department spokesman said Wednesday Benson was on the job from the day he left his office until July 23 except for two days and then went on leave Watershed Projects He has been inspecting na tional forests and watershed projects the spokesman said He has been doing a bigger job looking over forests than any other secretary of agriculture Sen Hubert H Humphrey D a member of the Senate AgricuUuic Committee Warning by U S By JOHN BLEAKLY GlobeGazette Staff Writer About 7500 Mason City students will end their summer vaca tions Sept 3 and head back to class Enrollment in Mason City public schools will be up about 300 Lawrence H Shepoiser said A steady increase in elementary school pupils which has totaled 35 per cent since 194950 is the cause he explained All elementary school classrooms will be in use this term he added and a shortage of space is foreseen for 1958 Enrollment in junior high high school and college will be about the same as last year Shepoiser said Total public school attendance is expected to reach 6500 Enroll ment in the local parochial St Josephs and Holy revenues received from the user in one year the postmaster gen eral shall reset the rates for the remainder of the year so they will equal the costs Compromise Bill on Foreign Aid Is Sent to Ike Pomeroy Woman Killed in Crash FORT DODGE Chris Wilson 63 UP Mrs Pomeroy was than has been spent on renovation at the two Catholic schools New Program Mason City High School will start a new 10th grade English program and a new course in vo cational agriculture The junior college has added two new mem killed and five persons injurec in a twocar crash on US 169 north here Tuesday night Injured in the crash were Rus sell Campbell driver of in which Mrs Wilson was rming Campbells two daughters Janis 14 and Kathy 12 and Jeanni Westfall an of Humboldt Th girls were treated for cuts an bers to its faculty and several gruises at a local hospUal Camp new courses to the curriculum Leave Moscow for Peiping MOSCOW Fortyone Ameri can youths defied the Unitec t a t es government Wednesday and left for a forbidden tour of Red China Just before the MoscowPeiping TransSiberian Express train nilled out of Yaroslavosky Sta ion two Americans withdrew from the trip and two others said they might decide later to tfatch up with the group by flying to Peiping Jake Rosen New York leader of the group and organizer for the trip to the Communistspon sored Moscow Youth Festival said he would go to Peiping by way of Kiev where he would first attend another Communistspon sored youth meeting The US State Department had issued a strong warning that the trip might violate the law This resulted in an anxious 2Vihour meeting by the Americans early in the day Several had been wavering among the 46 who orig inally planned to take the pm express for Peiping To Revoke Passports The State Department told eacl Red China tourist Tuesday in letter from Acting Secretar Christian Herter that their pass ports would be taken from them AP Wirephoto DELIVERS WARNING TO TJ S YOUTHS Edward Kilham US Brn Dassy consul in Moscow bends down to check a list after warning a group of an youths that their plan for a Communistsponsored tour of Red China may put hem in trouble with our laws Jack Rosen and Bob Williamson both of lew York study the warning letter NonMembers of Testify Dio Aide Used Their that Benson a member of an absentee Cabinet Humphrey said he has been irying to get Benson to testify aefore the Agriculture Commit tee for weeks He said he is thinking of sending a homing pigeon to find him The Agriculture Department spokesman said he does not know where Benson can be reached However he said Ben son calls in from time to time Maybe he said Benson will be back the first of next week Young Farmhand is Victim of Tractor MARSHALLTOWN ick Fitzpatrick 21yearold farm tiand was killed Wednesday in a tractor accident on the farm rented by Russell Elliott five miles north of here Fitzpatrick was driving the tractor and pull ing a manure loader along a creek The tractor upset and Fitz if they made the journey The United Stateshas no diplo matic relations with Communist China and considers itself in a quasi state of war with the Mab Tze Tung government In Washington Wednesday the State Department withheld com ment pending official word of the students departure from the US Embassy in Moscow In addition jto threatening to lift the students passports the department had earned Tuesday that they might be subject to action under the Trading With the Enemy Act Dan OConnell of Chicago said as the train left the station We lave six days aboard before we reach the Red Chinese border and there are some here who may change their minds and get off Friendly Shouts A crowd of Russians swarmed over the station platform as the wellequipped train prepared to leave Dozens of bunches of flow ers were thrown through the win Names in Key Local Election WASHINGTON Two Basil Koschel a productionjwere sworn in and testified that testified Wednesday that althoughjcontrol clerR and Armando SiCurcio made them officials of a never members of the Teamsters Union they were voted in a key union election in New York City They said the votes in their names were cast by Joseph Cur cio an aide to racketeer Johnny Dio montacci both of Brooklyn Koschel said he was Curcios brotherinlaw Simontacci said he was Curcios close friend and neighbor As Curcio sat on the witness stand taking the Fifth Amend The witnesses before the Senate ment and refusing to answer ques Rackets Investigating Committeeitions Simontacci and Koschel fictitious Local No 269 of the Teamsters It was brought out both had been voted as delegates from the lo cal to help elect Jim ORourke as president of the citywide Team sters organization in 1956 The committee contends there is evidence that Jimmy Hoffa Mid dows of the American compart ment State Stands Pat on Policy of Bulirushes DBS MOINES The Iowa Conservation Commission has de WASHINGTON House Wednesday passed and sent 226 163 vote a compromise bill au thorizing a foreign aid program for the coming year The measure setting foreign aid ceilings was nearly a half billion dollars below Eisenhowers re quest It was passed by the Sen ate Tuesday night But even as the House com The hot lunch public schools ipanded progra m in has been the bj a SCQOOis following installation of bell was listed in fair condition R H Eastman Minneapolis Minn driver of the other car was listed in critical condition with a fractured skull Stories and Pictures Inside food preparation center at Jef ferson School The program now h ig h and schools Enrollment seven elementary in Cerro Gordo FLU CLOSES SCHOOLS BUENOS AIRES UP All schools in Buenos Aires and its suburbs were closed until Mon day because of an epidemic of Asiatic flu Authorities said at pleted congressional action on the County rural schools has fallenileast half a bill Eisenhower seemed likely tooff fo lowing reorganization of affected by get a new jolt when a House Apseveral districts Supt M propriations Subcommittee votesMartin reported Expected enroll on a separate bill needed to proment 1S about 400 he said 60 vide actual cash for the programfewer than last Jear There was talk of cutting the 5 Schools dose amountanother half billion dollars The enrollment drop does not or more This would make a total match lhe nuniber of newlyclosedi slash of a billion dollars below the schools however Five schools or i million persons were Inches of Rain Fails at Wellsburg DES MOINES and thunderstorms some of them lo cally heavy frolicked across Iowa and yanked temperatures down out of the 90degrce range Tuesday night The heaviest rain fall was in Grundy County where The Weather Mason City Mostly fair Wednes day night low 6064 Thursday partly cloudy with occasional shower or thunderstorms high 8286 Iowa Partly cloudy through Thursday Scattered thunder s h o w ers extreme northwesl Thursday afternoon Cooler east Wednesday night low in 60s out one tune after anHerfere with removal of bull Warmer west Thursday other rushes from 300 feet in front of Minnesota Showers Herter said those making ncw Venetian Village resort trip might be violating the US aL CJear Lake Commission Policy Basically the Commission said Patricks face was buried in mvid Amid shouts of peace and Authorities said he a ragtag Russian died of suffocation cided to adhere to its standing bullrush policy This means among othe things that it isnt going to in All About boss of the Teamsters Union and racketeer DioJiad an aliianee aimed at putting Hoffa lieutenants n control of Teamsters affairs in he New York area It further contends that Dio established phony Teamsters lo cals for the purpose of rigging the election of ORourke the Hoffa picked candidate as president of the New York Teamsters Council No 16 Trading adding With the Enemy Act this constitutes a crimi nal offense under our The Chinese did not pick up the Americans passports as is cus tomary before entry permits are issued Instead the entry docu ments were provided on separate pieces of paper In this way the Wellsburg received 350 would remain clean Leading Candidate Hoffa is now the leading candi date to succeed discredited team sters President Dave Beck as jhead of the nations biggest labor union Three Dio associates Curcio FiveDay Iowa TemperaturesjGeorge Baker and Harry David will average near normal Thursjoff took the Fifth Amendment day through next Monday Nor Eisenhower sought Truck Driver Is HitRun Victim PRAIRIE Du CHIEN Wis W John Barker 32 Cedar Rapids victim of a hitrun acci dent died at a hospital here Wednesday of his injuries Baker apparently became ill while driving his truck and wa presumably trying to flag down to get 4lelp onefourth of the total have shuti down Martin said but enrollment las fallen only oneeighth ty rural schools open Aug 26 Preparation for school starts Aug 22 when threeday registra tion opens at the high school The annual preschool conference for teachers will run Aug 26 through 30 They will hear lectures on teaching methods and discuss public school curriculum Business Education Day will be Aug 29 as part of the conference Teachers will tour 28 local busi its policy is to permit water plants in state waters to be cut if investigation shows such ac tion will not harm fishing or rec reational use of the water Permits to cut bullrushes may be granted to cities or other or ganizations to groups of 10 or Gruady Center 257 and Dike 210Jof any mark which would provejmore owners of shoreline or toj individuals who own more than 500 feet of shoreline Permit Denied The Commission denied Henry Setts Des Moines a permit remove bullrushes in front of feet of shoreline he owns Lake In response to other complaints about the development of Vene tian Village the Commission said the real estate developers did not move shoreline dirt without au thority did not cut a canal be itween the lake and the develop another motorist when the mishap occurred He had telephoned his wife from MCM acquaint them with Mason Citys Grcgor earlier saying he felt ill economic life Leland Downdcy Oelwcin and Postville re Barker lying Don Somcstegard ported they found injured in the middle of the high way while driving their truck The accident occurred on High way 13 north of Elkader nesses in a program which will FLU VICTIM mal highs 83 north to 86 south Normal lows 58 north to 64 south Cooler late Friday Warmer again Sunday and Mon day Rainfall will be moderate to heavy rangingfrom onehalf inch to an inch and a half oc curring in showers and thun derstorms Thursday and Friday again Sunday and Monday repeatedly in refusing to answer questions from the committee Davidoff invoked it 44 times in all One question he was asked was whether he has robbed mem bers of Teamsters Local 258 in New York He is the locals secre tarytreasurer His stand brought a blast from the committees chairman Sen McCIellan against scounT drels the senator said have infil GlobeGazette weather data updated organized labor to 8 a m Wednesday Maximum Tuesdav S2 Minimum Tuesday night 62 At 8 a m Wednesday 73 i Precipitation 147 inches YEAR AGO Maximum S2 Minimum 56 ments home sites larger than the Commission had authorized and Fisherman Drowns at Mount Pleasant MOUNT PLEASANT Refused to Tell Davidoff refused to tell the com mittee whether he negotiated sweetheart contracts with employ ers Theterm is applied in labor circles to contracts which provide no improvement for workers and are chiefly of benefit to the em ployer He read off his Fifth Amend ment pleas from a prepared state ment Davidoff was finally excused was Brown 67 Mount Pleasant after taking the Fifth 44 times drowned in the Skunk River Davidoff was the first of a group did not erect any fence on Public of hcre Tucsday when Of alleged Dio confederates called property ihe and a brother waded into the by the committee Wednesday in The Commission added that far as it was concerned the Venetian iclosed Village matter now LIMA Pern UPJGladys Zcn der this years Miss Uriversc Wednesday was stricken by the Asiatic flui in CRASH SCENE A Northwestern States Portland Cement Co clay line train the reportedly traveling about 25 mHes an hour hit this car on the right side and pushed it along the feet from the 12th N W crossing seen in the background The driverJerome Rosin Good Thunder Minn was injured only slightly as a result of the Tuesday afternoon crash Marks on the pavement indi cate the eastbound car skidded more than 240 feet before the collision police said HOUSE OF DOORS ROMFORD UP Philip Tomkins 53 began aj months jail sentence Wednesdayj for stealing 428 door handles from hardware store vherc he worked Tomkins confessed lie stole them because he thought they vvoukl come in handy in his new home what it described as an attempt to trace their role in boosting Jamea R Hoffas union powers Cleghorn Man Dies in TwoCar Crash CLEGHORN John son 50 Cleghorn was injured fctlaliy Tuesday in a twocar lision al an OBrien County roa1 intersection Authorities btanud tall corn for obstructing vision of both drivers   

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