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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 29, 1958, Mason City, Iowa m mm m North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXIV Associated Piess United Prcst Full Lease Wires seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 29 1958 This Paper Consists Two One No 94 TeenAgers Still Loose Murder Toll Now Nine I WASHINGTON ROUNDUP Union Atfacks WASHINGTON UP The AFLCIO accused President Eisen hower Wednesday of combining wishful thinkingwithimpliea4iens of dangerous political deception in predicting a midsummer busi ness upturn In testimony delivered before the Joint Congressional Economic Committee AFLCIO chief economist Stanley H Ruttenberg also charged the administration with ignoring reality Ruttenberg said at a time when the nations problems require honest reporting and hardheaded solutions the prospect of next Novembers election returns seems to have directed the administra to lull the American people vith soothing optimism He said tax cuts were needed or low and middleincome brack t families VfuHw But Sen Edward Martin RPa J IU U J IU Up of the taxwriting Senate Finance Committee said if the government s faced with a deficit for the fis Redistricting Group to Be Named DES MOINES Gov Herschel Loveless said Wednesday he will name in the near future a gover nors committee on apportionment as was suggested recently by a Grinneil College professor The Governor said the commit tee would be composed of persons representing both rural and city interests plus representatives of the Legislature and such organi zations as the League of Women Voters He said he will ask the commit tee to draft a plan of legislative reapportionment to be submitted to the 1959 Legislature and to fol low through by attempting to lobbytheir proposal through two consecutive legislative sessions and the first succeeding genera election This would be necessary be cause under Iowa law a constitu tional amendment is necessary t reapportion the Legislature Discover 3 More Bodies Wealthy Pair Maid Slain year starting July 1 he would avor raising taxes The administration was also at acked on its spaceage program o produce more scientists by the op Republican on the House cation Committee School Bill Rep Ralph W Gwinn RNY aid the new school bill is mis named misleading dumfounding and demoralizing Gwinn said it wont cure the existing education crisis but will create another crisisfederal control Farm law writers meanwhile were ready to bury the hatchet and concoct a catchall farm l containing new benefits for every major farming area The new effort to reunite the oncepo tent farm bloc began with a meet ing of the House agriculture sub committee Other News Other congressional news Chairman John C Doerfer of the Federal Communications Com WHERE FARMER WAS wreckage of the car in which 0 M Halsne 35 was fatally injured is hauled from the ditch by a wrecker The rural crossing is located southeast of Hanlontown just inside the Worth County line The car was pushed 50 feet by a Chicago and North Western freight train and landed in the ditch at foreground Another photo on Page Farmer in Crash BULLETIN LINCOLN Neb w Police Wednesday after noon were in pursuit on city streets of a car be lieved to be carrying Charles Sta r k w e a h e r sought in nine slayings in this area The pursued au to had one occupant police broadcasts said LINCOLN Neb UP Lin coln police reported Wednes day afternoon persons have three more been found AP Photofai SLAYING SCENES Map lo cates Lincoln and Bennet in Nebraska where nine slaying victims have been found The apparently related murders in a 36hour period intensified the search for two teenagers want ed for questioning The plan for such a went before a House corn was proposed earlier this month in a letter from Harold C Gil more professor of political science at Grinneil College Loveless said the major problem in naming the committee would be to keep it down to a workable size and yet give adequate repre sentation Storm Lake Woman Is Victim of Crash STORM LAKE Mrs Phillip Walker a resident of a trailer court at nearby Lakeside was injured fatally in a cartruck col lision here Tuesday night She died soon afterward in a Storm Lake hospital Police said a car driven by Mrs Walkers husband collided with a semitrailer track driven by Francis E Cox Manchester Neither Walker nor Cox was in jured merce subcommittee which gave him the opportunity to deny or defend charges FCC members ac cepted color TV sets and other favors from the broadcasting industry Senate Rackets Committee in vestigators recalled convicted ex tortionist Joseph S Joey Fay for questioning on his present re lationship with the Operating En gineers Union Fay said after hrt parole from prison in 1956 the un ion gave him a lifetime annual pension of Rep Paul A Fino re newing his battle for a national lottery said if it ran one the gov ernment covdd pay onefourth of President Disability Plan Ready WASHINGTON lead ers were reported Wednesday to have agreed upon a bill to permit a vice president to act as presi dent in case of a chief executives tnis years 40 fense budget billion dollar de CARE DONATIONS disability The bill would provide that the vice president shall discharge those powers and duties of the office of president as acting pres ident under these circumstances 1 If the President himself certi fies in writing to Congress anc the vice president that he is un able to discharge the powers anc duties of his office 2 If a commission on presiden tial inability determines that h isunable to discharge thosepow ers and duties The legislation would create thi commission of eight members si of whom would have to agree o any determination for it to be ef fective Members of the commissio would be the vice president a ExSgt McKeon Has Been Chosen MARINE OF MONTH CHERRY POINT N C W When thenSecretary of Navy Charles Thomas reduced Matthew C McKeons general court martial sentence for leading the Parris Island S C death march the Marine exdrill instructor vowed Ill try to be the very best private in the Marine Corps That was in late 1956 several months after the April 8 night march Recruit Platoon 71into tidal stream where six recruits drowned Pfc McKeon appears on way toward realizing his vow He has been named the Jan uary Marine of the Month by the AllWeather Fighter Squadron 114 of which he is a member The courtmartial sentenced McKeon to re duction from staff sergeant to private a bad conduct discharge a fine and nine months in prison Thomas eliminated the discharge and the fine cut the prison term tothree months upheld the reduction in rank McKeon has been stationed at the Cherry McKEON Point Marine Air Station since shortly after his conviction Ht first was attached to an outfit which subsequently was shifted to Beaufort S C just a few miles from the route of the death march Injuries to OMHalsne Are Fatal slain bringing to nine the total killings uncovered in this area since Monday Police said the slayings of the three occurred at their fashion able residence in the south part of Lincoln They identified the dead as Mr and Mrs C Lauer Ward and their maid The Wards were nent family Police said the three were killed y shotgun blasts Ward a graduate of the Uni when officers converged on a farm 16 miles southeast where Stark weathers car was found Tuesday they discovered three more bod ies One victim was August Meyer 70 bachnlor at ulmc facm Stark a proim versity of Nebraska in the early 1930s was president of the Capi weather used to hunt squirrels with his father The other two their bodies tossed into a storm cellar at an abandoned school site about a quarter of a mile away were Caril King 16 and Robert Jensen her 17yearold high school boy friend A pool of blood showed they had been shot outside the cave The boys body vas thrown in first then the girls on top All three had been shot in the aack of the head Meyer with a HANLONTOWN 01 i n e M Halsne 35 rural Clear Lake was fatally injured Tuesday aft ernoon when his car slammed into the side of a Chicago and North Western freight train The accident occurred in Worth County a quarter of a mile north of the Cerro Gordo County line and miles southeast of here tal Steel and Bridge Co Found Bodies Fred Ward a cousin discovered the tragedy when he entered the home at noon Lauer Ward was 47 Police intensified the search for Charles Starkweather charged with murder in connection with six previous deaths He and a 14 yearold girl companion have been sought since the discovery of bodies of her mother stepfather DENVER UR Americans con tributed last year to CARE the overseas relief agen cy Richard W Renter national nonvoting chairman the speaker of the House of Representatives the president pro tempore of the Senate the secretary of state the leaders of the two major parties Ike Attends Rites for His Brother WASHINGTON Eisenhower flew to Kansas City Wednesday to attend the funeral of his brother Arthur He planned to return to Washington Wednes day night The President was accompanied by one of his brothers Dr Milton L F Denman Enters Congressional Race DES MOINES F Denman the Democratic nomi nee for Congress in the 5th Dis trict in 1956 announced Wednes day he again will seek the nomi nation this year Rep Paul Cun ningham Des Moines Repub lican is the 5th District congress man The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy Wed nesday night low near 20 Part ly cloudy snow flurries Thurs day high upper 20s Iowa Snow east partly cloudy west Wednesday night low 15 25 Thursday partly cloudy lit tle change in temperature Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average near normal Thursday through next Monday Normal highs 2J north to 36 south Normal lows 9 north to 17 south Little daiiy tempera ture change except briefly cool er aoout Saturday Little or no precipitation is expected Minnesota Light snow little tem perature change GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Wednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum executive director announced thejin the House of Representatives figure here Tuesday and said 1956jand the contributions were lleaders corresponding Senate Man Burned in Accident at Plant Alex Adkins 55 305 6th NW suffered second and third degree burns Tuesday night in an acci Eisenhower president of Johns dent at the Jacob E Decker and Hopkins University The PresijSons packing plant dents wife Mamie Eisenhower remained in Washington The victim was rushed by am bulance to Mercy Hospital in Mason City but died a few min utes after his arrival Headed North Highway patrolmen investigat ing the crash scene said the Halsnecar was headed north and the train was traveling east The crossing is at a slight diag onal with the county road Train officials said the car crashed into the right side and and baby sister Monday night The girl Caril Fugate a junior high school student also is charged with murder Police reported a 1955 black Packard sedan apparently had been stolen from the Ward home It carried 1957 Nebraska plates No 217415 Police Definite said the Link new slayings 23 18 18 Trace of snow 22 S He was reported in good con dition in Park Hospital Wednes day and was expected to be re eased in a few days Adkins was sprayed with hot ard when a glass gauge through which the lard was passing burst Adkins regular work in the lard department is the drawing of ren dered lard from tanks The lard passes through the gauge as it is drawn off toward the back of the train en gine The accident happened at 1 p m Halsne was alone in the car Dragged 50 Feet Officers said the train was not traveling fast The Halsne car was dragged only about 50 feet from the crossing It was not known where Halsne was heading at the time of the accident Damage to the car was con fined entirely to the front end Halsne was a widower and was living with his parents Mr and Mrs Ole Haisne on a farm between Clear Lake and Hanlon town were definitely linked to Stark weather A car which had belonged to Robert Jensen 17 Bennet Neb one of the six previous slaying victims was found at the Ward residence Starkweather was be lieved to have fled in Jensens car One of the two women slain a 16yearold girl had been subject ed to an unnatural sex attack Scheele sakL That report led Capt Dan Casey 410 gauge shotgun and the other two with a smallcaliber weapon Other Victims The other three victims Caril Fugates mother Velda Bartlett 37 her stepfather Marion Bart lett 57 and their 2yearold daughter Betty Jean were found dead at the family home Monday night The bizarre sequence of appar ently related killings came to light when relatives reported that Caril refused to let them into the Bartlett home Her excuse was that everyone in the family was sick Other relatives found a hand printed sign fastened to the door with a bobby pin sayinglStay away Everybody is sick with the flu Investigation revealed Bartletts body in a chicken coop Mrs Bartlelts body in an outhouse and the infants body stuffed into a cardboard box and stacked in a pile of cartons in The parents had of the State Safety Patrol to the head with a the outhouse been shot in small caliber and a truck his fa He is survived by a liam Russell 10 four son Wil brothers Decker officials said the gauges Larry and Joseph both of Clear are designed not to break The Lake James Thornton and Mil company is trying to determine t0n Mason Cjty Routc 1 two the cause of the breakage Mrs Jonas Stella The hot lard caused burns on Adkins left side including his face and on both legs Sioux City Man Is Victim of Flames SIOUX CITY retired steel worker died Tuesday night in a fire at his quarters in a rooming house here Dr Thomas L Coridcn county coroner said the death of Edward Coffey about 67 was caused by burns and suffocation Cause of the fire was not immediately deter mined ILLFATED SMOKE LOOK TEACHER NO Following a lecture on the clangers of constructing homemade rockets without guidance University of Michigan High School student Ricky Kichard 16 Ann AP Photofnx Arbor showed up in class like this Science teacher James McClurg right discovered the lad made his rocket in two pieces with a bent coat hanger hold ing the halves to the sides of his head NASHVILLE Tenn lis Hawkins stopped to light a cigarette Tuesday and ended up in the hospital for treatment of burns Investigators said Hawk ins halted to light his match over a gas main that was leaking set ting off a flash fire Thompson Thornton and Mrs Art Irene McMullen Woden Halsnes wife preceded him in death in 1947 Funeral arrangements are in complete at the Wilcox Funeral Home Clear Lake Friends may call at the funeral home after 5 pm Thursday Deoi Reed to Seek Iowa Commerce Post DES MOINES Reed 36 Des Moines truck salesman Wednesday announced he will be a candidate for the Republican nomination for state commerce commissioner in the primary election June 2 A graduate of Drake sity Reed served in the Army1 infantry and the Air Force in World War II He is and weapon and the infant had a frac tured skull Farm Boy Killed by His Fathers Truck MERIDEN Iowa Lynn Carlson 6 son of Mr and Mrs speculate whether Starkweather Delbert Carlson was killed Tues might now be traveling alone He day evening when pinned between said something could have hap pened to Caril Starkweather was described as an expert marksman by his broth er Rodney Rodney added that Charles always has been a ready and willing fighter and always shot his game in the head Found Slain Starkweather and the girl have been sought since Monday night when three members of Carils family were found slain at their home in Lincoln The teenaged pair had been traced south out of Lincoln has two children Reeds father has operated a fleet of motor trucks for many years TEENAGERS HUNTED Subjects of a threeslate hunt are Caril Fugate 15 and her 19yearold boyfriend Charles Starkweather believed responsible for six mur ders in a 21hour period
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