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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 24, 1957, Mason City, Iowa NorHi jowqs Daily Newspaper i Edited for the THE NEWSPAPER THAT M A K E A L L N 0 R T H 1OW AN S N H B 0 R S HOME EDITION and United wires Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 14 1957 Thli Paper Cottsiits ot Two Ml 3S Compromise Raises Adjournment Hopes Q WASHINGTON tfJCongress is expected to pass a civil rights bill first since reconstruction week as a result of a bipartisan compromise apparent ly acceptable to President Eisen hower Almost two years of legislative battling t o p p e d by 17 days of partyline deadlock culminated Friday in announcement by con gressional leaders of both parties that they have agreed on a com promised All said they expect Congress to approve it in time to adjourn next Friday And the Republicans said they are confident Eisenhow er will sign it Southern Views Southerners in the Senate who hold the powerful filibuster weap on have not all been heard from However preliminary indications were that they will vote against the revised bill but not organize a campaign to talk it to death The House Rules Committee which has had the bill bottled upj is expected to meet Monday or Tuesday even if Chairman Howard Smith DVa persists in his objections and clear the bill House action likely will come the day after the committee acts and Senate leaders say their branch will be only a day or so behind the House The compromise that broke the final deadlock preserves the po sition taken by Republicans from Eisenhower down that judge must be free to try without a jury persons accused of violating court orders But it makes this concession to the Southerners and others who insisted on jury trials in criminal contempt cases In a voting rights case if a judge elects to conduct a trial without a juryand imposes a penalty greater than fine or 45 days impnsonmentthe de fendant can demand and get a new trial before a jury The overall maximure penalty provided by the bill is six months imprisonment and fine How It Works Here is the way the contempt provision would work The attor ney general could seek federal court injunctions to halt violations or threatened violations of voting rights Violators would risk court action If the action were civil contempt designed to induce obedience there would be no jury trial If it were criminal con tempt or punishment action the compromise provisions disclosed Friday would apply The final revised Version of the bill also will specify that a provi vision forbidding unauthorized Countys Officials Called In Cerro Gordo Road Probe Apparent irregularities in a instruction program by Cerro lordo County on the Rockwell Swaledale road were cited Satur day by the Iowa Attorney Gen disclosure of evidence gathered in AUy A Erbe closed session by the proposed fs suminoned county board civil rights investigating commisof count engineer sion does not apply against newsand county attorney to a meeting men at 10 am Thursday in Ames I up to fine and oneyear im prisonment for disclosure of such evidence w i t h o u t commission sanction Thejinal bill falls substantially short of the proposals Eisenhow er made last year But its jury trial provisions are not nearly so broad as those the Democratic controlled Senate wrote in Scandal Collection Is Big Business LOS ANGELES Hollywood scandal was a business a defendant in the criminal libel trial of Confidential and Whisper magazines has testified J i TT told the jury Friday the magazines paid Hollywood Research Inc for checking and sup plyinginformation for scandal stories from July 1955 to February 1956 Meade and his wife Marjorie also a defendant oper ated Hollywood Research Mrs Meade is a niece of publisher Robert Harrison of Confidential and Whisper Developments The final day of the trials third week brought theseother developments 1 Meade on crossexamina tion identified 10 informers who were paid as much as by Hollywood Research for informa tion 2 Meade charged that Holly wood studios ganged up and tried to frame us 3 Actress Maureen OHara again as a neck er in a Hollywood theater but Fridays defense witness gave a different time from that pre viously testified to by another de fense witness 4 Noted writer William Brad ford Huie testified that publisher Harrison was insistent upon de leting what he considered ob scene matter from HiuVs stories for Confidential CrossExamined Meade spent almost the entire day undergoing crossexamina tion and will return to the stand when the trial is resumed Mon day He testified that Hollywood re search went out of business last February because of newspaper publicity about a state Senate in vestigation of Confidential It was at this point he said that Holly wood moviemakers tried to frame us He did not elaborate HOSPITAL FIRE WALTHAM Mass UP Eighty frightened children some hysterical with terror escaped without serious injury Friday night when a fire swept through one wing of a state mental hos pital Abouf The Weather Satur low 5055 Partly warmer Sunday day night cloudy and highs 8085 Iowa Cooler southeast Saturday night with lows5058 Partly cloudy and warmerSunday vyith ofscattered showers northwest Sunday afternoon Highs Sunday 8088 Further out look few scattered showers and cooler Monday Minnesota Partly cloudySatur day night and Sunday Scat showersor thunderstorms northwest late Saturday night and over much of state Sunday GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum Friday 77 Minimum Friday night 55 At 8 am Saturday 60 Precipitation 22 inch Atomic Energy Bill Passed by Congress WASHINGTON compro mise atomic energy money bill was enroute to Pres ident Eisenhowers desk Satur day The measure carrying funds to run the atomic program during the current fiscal year cleared Congess Friday after the House agreed to accept a higher Sen ate figure IAMC DATE19W451 fUf irMMe 4calk tral Atty eral questioned the procedure followed by the board and engi neer on the GVzmile stage black lopping project between High ways 65 and 107 The work now being done on he county road does not comply with specifications according to C E Cox assistant district engineer for the State Highway Commission Sure of Violation We are definitely sure of a vi olation of Iowa law Cox wrote to R E Merrill Ames second ary roads engineer for the com mission The Cerro Gordo County super visors tookbids July 17 on the RockwellSwaledale project The low bid was County Engineer S M Helgeland had estimated cost of the project al board nevertheless July 22on groundsthat would be too high Supervisor Ray D Bobbins Clear Lake said at the time that if the road was blacktopped county crews would do the work He added that the board had taken no action at that time on the project County Auditor Ward Ham mond said Saturday there is no record of any action on the proj ect in the board minutes from July 22 to date Legal Conditions Iowa law permits counties to do road construction work with day labor under certain condi tions The lawrequires that bids be taken on the project first If the supervisors reject these bids the work done by day labor must conform to contract specifica tions Cost records also must be kept to compare with the bid price to assure that the work is being donemore cheaply with day la bor than under private contract The costs of county labor on the project cannot be compared against the July 17 bid prices Cox said He explained that the county has no equipment to place hotlaid asphaltic concrete as re quired by the contrac specifica tions Thus he said the work now carried on by the county is not the same as that called for in the costract The rolled stone being used for the base construction is from a private contractor and has not been approved by the commission made by his office show an aver age of 5 inches of rolled stone quired in the contract specifica tions He listed a number of other violations of bid requirements Money Spent land that produced revealed spent per1 mile to date on the RockwellSwaledale road supervisors was per mile Helgeland said MEMORIAL SERVICEPrince Sadruddin KhaTson of the late Aga Khan leaves ShahJehan mosque in woking his fiancee London model Nina Dyer after attendinga memorial service for his father The couple will be married in Geneva Switzerland Tues day Sadruddin is of the new Aga Khan county again will resurface it he added figure for the second t The county supervisors have steadfastly refused to comment Tllt mer on the road proiect the second year Collins saidr project QUEENS UNCLE LONDON DIES BODY Rational Guardsmen remove the boie The three girls missingsince Wednesday had fceenffiiorJjectof a widespread Teamsters Meeting to Plan Corruption Charges Defense WASHINGTON execu tive board of the giant Teamsters Union assembles in Los Angeles this weekend to firm up the unions defense against corrup tion charges that could lead to expulsion from the AFLrCIO The key figure at sessions openr ing Monday will be James R Jimmy Hoffa Midwest boss of the union and an oddsonfavorite to succeed Dave Beck as presi dent V Hoffa has just finished a four day stint of questioning by the Senate Rackets Committee whose members accused him of misus ing union funds and of allying power Hoffa faces more question ing later Before being dismissed abrupt ly as a witness Friday he acknow ledged he had been wrong in as sociating with such bums and criminals as New York racket eerJohnny Dio Hoffa promised to cleanse the union of such ele ments if He is elected Teamsters president Beck announced liis intention to as union president aft er similar gearings at which he was criticized even more severely byChairman McClellan DArk and other members of the Rack ets Committee Beck invoked the Fifth Amendment when asked about what the committee misuse of union funds The Teamsters will be prepar ing for a series of AFLCIO hear ings on corruption charges ini tiated by the federation president George Meany The AFLCfO has served notice that if does riot square itself it will be ousted from the federation AFLCIO officials hope thejwill not have to fake that step The Teamsters Union with approxi mately million members is the federations largest The corruption charges willbe weighedjfirst by the AFLGIO Ethical Practices Committee then by the AFLCIO Executive Coun cil and finally by the federations to be held in Decem After 3Day Search Sisters Are Buried in Clay DIXON III Ufi Weary rescue workers digging through tons of raindrenched clay early Satur day lifted the mudcaked bodies of the three little Gurnsey sisters from the bottom of an abandoned quarry Disappearance of the Nancy 10 Ruthie 9 and There sa 8 on Wednesday afternoon had touched off the most inten sive search of this community of 20000 in the Rock River Valley in north central Illinois More than JOO workmen ning bulldozerssteam shovels and spades unearthed the three bodies shortly before 2 am some 35 feet below the rim of the large clifflike pit Nine Hours w The grim findings climaxed nine hours of intensive digging through clay almost rom IVz inches of rain which had fallen throughout the after noon and evening A sigh of resignation arose from the crowd of workmen There were muffled sobs God wefound someone murmured The parents Mr and Mrs John Gurnsey an anxious sleepless vigil during the 2Vfeday search had been urged to go to their trailer home a half mile away togetsome were not present the dogged searchended l The GurnseySj who have five other riot immedi ately available Authorities theorized the sisters perhaps had been playing in the bottom of the Theaban doned pit was being filled and their father had the contract for the project Under The three lifeless forms were found hunched beneath a large City to Get New Industry Fibraco a manufacturer of Fi jerglas products is moving to engineers as required Cox conMason city from Des Mojnesit tinued In addition 24 sampleswas announced Saturday by the n fl Al il f TT n Mason City Development Assn The firm now manufactures and base instead of the 6 inches resells products designed particular M i y for the trucking industry Its Initial production in Mason City expected to get under way about Sept l will be concentrated on ightweight fenders ovei the drive CountyEngineer S M HeJgewheels oftractors mud flap for figures Saturday trailers and contour fenders for AtIlMOJL A the county has trailers toreplace mud flaps Charles M Collins and Malcolm Dyke both of Des Moines and The low bid rejected by the red slightly under fa tha be housed at S Federal wouMspend about Modern now is Haley Minor plant road shows wear the county ity immediately with their fam ilies They expect to hire locally Helgeland could set no cos Xt T eXPeCt sure for the Sfirmirt bout a dozen men wOan the next months The payroll should include about two dozen men by The firm can manufacture types of Fiberglas products ali he said and now sells boat kits It Co1 Maiexpects to extend its pioductfon colm BowcsLyon uncle of Queen to roofing eavestroughs and Mother Elizabeth died hens Fri day He was 83 downspouts trailer interiors other items and Woman Swims Four Hours for Aid Baby Is Drowned SCARBOROUGH Maine Sobbing gasping Martha Cole j 24 stumbled on to a beach here Friday and told of a four hOir battle with tides winds and waves to get aid for her boat wrecked family The lifejacket clad woman re lated they were washed from a frail 15foot outboard boat in heavy seas Hours later the young Jenkin ton Pa housewife heard that her snn 22monthold Jeffrey became the only fatality of the mishap Her grief stricken husband Thomas O 25 fought tears as he explained how those clinging to the boat tried to keep the babys head above water All including the child had life jackets They swam to tiny un inhabited Stratton Island when the boat sank Cole Coast Guard airmen said was still trying to revive the child by artificial respiration when spotted by a helicopter His wifes battle with the sea was across a three mile stretch of open Atlantic She foughf her way to the mainland from a point guardsman enough trouble getting out to the island with our 25 horsepower boat Included in the Eagle Island bound picnic party were Theo dore Chase 25 of Springfield Mass a friend of the family and Mrs Coles mother Mrs E T Manley of the fashionable Springfield suburb of Longmea dow Mass They said high seas breaking over the boat forced them to turn back to the mainland about noon time Moments later they were swamped Mrs Cole came ashore some four hours later between and Eagle Islands off famed Old Orchard beach She certainly must have been powerful swimmer ona coasthere Friday Phil Stong Day at Iowa Fair DESMOUSES was Phil Stong Day at the Iowa State Fair in honor of an author who brought the fair some of its best publicity through his fam ous book State Fair The second day of the fair was blessed with partly cloudy skies and plenty of sunshine in distinct contrast to the cloudy rainy skies which blanketed the fairgrounds tree several yards deep in the fill which had been dropped into the quarry recently The girls were sitting their small hands over their faces indi cating that they might have been playing in a small cave when a large section of the cliff came sliding down from above Theresa was sitting between her two older sisters as though they had sought to protect her from the avalanche of dirt Fear that the sisters have been buried alive in the quarry was ex pressed by searchers Friday night after three pairs of shoes belong ing to them were found in the quarry Early in the hunt for the girls some 1000 volunteers searched Fields river banks and wooded areasJbut the hunt returned to quarry Friday Detroit News Strike Ends DETROIT weeklong Detroit newspaper strike was set tled early Saturday The Detroit Newspaper Publish ers Assn announced the settle ment and said the citys three large daily newspapers were call ing everyone back to work and there will be Sunday papers in Detroit The settlement of the mailers strike came after Midwest Team ster Vice President James Hoffa returned from hearings before the Senate Rackets Washington and sides The International Typographi cal Union had charged that the strike by the International Mail ers Union would not have been effective without Teamster sup port Committee in met with both Sports Bulletin SACRAMENTO Calif Ann Gunderson Seattle teen ager led Mrs Casey Johrv stone of Mason City Iowa 3 up at the of 9 holes of their 36hoIe match for the National Womens Amateur golf pioruhip
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