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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 11, 1958, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T HI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXIV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 11 1958 This Paper Consists of Two One No 107 Court Upholds Korean Bonus Legality LODGES PROTEST Probe Groups Chairman Quits WASHINGTON Moulder voicing disappointment at the ouster of Counsel Bernard Schwartz resigned Tuesday as chairman of a quarreling House subcommittee investigating federal regulatory agencies Moulder said he couldnt go along with the firing of Schwartz whom he described as outstanding courageous and conscientious He said he found himself powerless as chairman because of dissension and disagreement among the 11 members and was submitting his resignation to Chairman Harris DArk of the parent House Commerce Committee He saidhe will continue as a sub committee member The subcommittee voted 74 to get rid of Schwartz after a ma jority of the group complained of tactics used by the 34yearold law school professor in his investigation of the Federal Com munications Commission Schwartz quizzed by the sub committee for three hours con tended most of the members I I wanted a whitewash of the I Q 111 He said his investigation 1 I 1 J III involved intervention in agenc affairs by Sherman Adams chie White House aide and other top administration officials Northern Display Iowa took on an Arctic appear ance during the night when bril liant northern lights turned the ic air into a heavenly spectacle The northern lights burst over the state shortly after sunset anc grew in intensity until about pm They continued until near daybreak Tuesday The red glow spread over the entire northern horizon and at its peak the aurora was a manyhuec red and green Even the snow covered ground took on a rosy tinge from the brightness over head Unusual Brilliance But Harris said Schwartz ha nad an improper attitude He ha ihown lack of cooperation with the committee and has mad some very serious charge against the committee Will Proceed Harris said the investigatio will proceed Moulder commented that favor a good hardhitting investi gation He said he definitely believed the group should pursu an investigation into whether Ad ams had any connection with FC cases He disagreed with Schwartz1 contention that a whitewash wa in the works lowans out into the zero cold Northern lights usually occur after sun spots or solar flares take place on the sun This solar activity bombards the atmosphere with electrical particles The aurora appears about two days after the sun spots Monday nights northern lights disrupted radio network pro grams and caused disturbances in telephone and television trans subcommittee were interested on ly in a whitewash intereste only in squelching the investiga missions Wide Area Astronomers from all over the tion Whitewash Denied Payment Will Be Decision Was LongAwaited PROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DES MOINES The Iowa Supreme Court Tuesday upheld j the constitutionality of the 26 mil dollar Korean bonus bond is AIRMANJfONTHjB Willard R Hawkins pho to at right talks into a microphone as he records his observations of Airman Donald G Farrell on the TV monitor At left Farrell is shown with another doctor at Randolph Field School of Aviation Medicine AP d A j m fnototax ban Antonio Tex before he was sealed into a 3by5foot space ship for a sevenday ordeal of lonely confinement to test mans ability to meet the rigors of space travel Farrell now in his third day in the chamber was holding up extremely well French to Debate Bombing If the committee wouldnt con stantly shoot me in the back I could carry Rep John Bell Williams CD a subcommittee member said anyone making charges that the committee was out for a whitewash is a deliberate liar Williams said no member of the country said they had never seengroup had indicated he wished such complete redness The US Weather Bureau said the lights were seen over most of the United States and as far south as Vero Beach Fla Normally the aurora is sighted only in northern latitudes but scientists said cold weather and dry clear air made it visible over unusually wide areas Iowa meanwhile had another frigid night and the Weather Bu reau said no break in the cold weather is in sight Sibley had the state low of 8 below Only Council Bluffs re ported an above zero reading it being 1 degree there Atlantic had 7 below Waterloo 6 below and Mason City 5 below Rock Island Gets Permission to 4 Trains hat any information withheld rrom the publicor that any phase of the investigation should not proceed Harris said Schwartz had ack nowledged that in the presence of several people in Schwartzs office last week he had said They could convict me for con empt of Congress for I have nothing but contempt for most of lie members of this committee Drop DES MOINES State Commerce Commission an nounced Tuesday it has given the Rock Island Railroad permission to drop four trains effective Feb 16 Trains being discontinued are passenger trains Nos 63 and 64 between Cedar Rapids and Man ly and mixed trains Nos 932 and 933 between Cedar Rapids and Burlington Only a single objection was re ceived to the proposal to drop the trains the commission said Mail will be handled via high REP MORGAN MOULDER Retail Sales in Increase of 4 WASHINGTON Com merce Department Tuesday re way postoffice from Iowa City toported January retail sales of Cedar Rapids and Mason City an increase of 4 along the 6364 route with one per cent over tho same month a trip in each direction daily Loyear ago cal freights will handle express j The report offset in part an HOUSE DOG BURNS OGDEN Utah big fire trucks rushed to the residence of Jack Harsha Tuesday after get ting a phone call that a house was burning It was brought un der control quickly It was a dog house Clinton Has Another Big Blaze CLINTON second major industrial fire within three days burned throughout Monday night and gutted the River Fruit Distributing Co It was believed the loss would run well beyond No injuries were reported but two of the firm were lost in the flames Explod ing gas tanks and the fierce burn ing of shredded paper used for packing purposes created a spec tacular blaze Heavy Timbers All firemen ana equipment fought the fire Subzero cold made the firefighting difficult The twostory brick structure with basement contained abou 20000 square feet of space Its interior construction of heavj timbers added to the difficulty bringing the fire under control The loss to contents included 3Vs loads of bananas stored for redistribution to wholesalers Manager Singed William L Altneu companj manager who arrived at the scene in response to a telephone call from a person living near he firm was slightly singec when flames leaped out as he opened a door Last Saturday a fjre in th Pepper Bottling Co here and in a Firestone Tire warehouse whicl occupied one wing of the bottling firms building caused loss tenta tively estimated at Mason City Mans Truck Smashes Into Home at Davenport DAVENPORT Iff A s e m trailer truck loaded with 16 ton of sugar crashed into the horn of Pearl Petersen here Monda afternoon Burl Stapleton Mason City driver of the truck said he wa backing into a loading dock whe the wheels became stuck in th ice rut He said he set the han brake and got out to get som sand when the truck rolle across an alley and plowed a eightfoot hole in the side of th Petersen home The cab came to rest insid the bedroom No one was in jured other government report Tues day that the number of unem ployed rose to 4494000 last month the highest since Febru ary 1950 The total of jobless persons jumped more than 1100000 be tween midDecember and mid January No Signs of Another Round of Asian Flu DES MOINES M The Stat Health Department reporte Tuesday there arc no signs a this time of a general secon round epidemic of Asian flu i Iowa Married Sister 17 Gets Custody of Six Little Girls and Their Brother Orphans LEWISTON new life for six little orphan girls and their older brother who will be mothered from now on by their 17yearold married sister was rapidly settling into a rou tine Tuesday Leon a Moore who was grant ed custody of the children Mon day had arranged for Linda 12 Julie 10 and Tom 9 to enter an elementary school here The other little Kristie 6 Nola 3 and Viola just stayathomes in the modest twobedroom house in which the family will live until larger quarters are avail able The little girls were orphaned last month when their parents Mr and Mrs Clarence Larsen of Pine Creek Idaho killed in a highway crash When married a 28yearold Lewiston paper mill worker 14 months of the tragedy she hurried to Pine Creek and took charge Calm and courageous in the face of the great sadness she immedi ately began caring for her sis ters and said she wanted to become their legal guardian The Moores have no children of their own This community has been ral lying to the familys support for several days The Moores will live rentfree until a larger home is found If one isnt avail able lumber has been donated and the Carpenters Union has offered to add a bedroom to the present home Lewiston residents also have donated cash and a number of kitchen appliances A mothers club says it will provide new clothing as the girls grow up Now all thats left is for seventh orphaned Larsen child come home Hes attending school at Nampa Idaho but hes expect ed to join the family soon The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy chance of occasional snow flur ries Tuesday night and Wed nesday Low Tuesday night minus 8 to minus 12 High Wed nesday 812 Northwest to north Man Rescued From His Burning Home DAVENPORT WVWilliam Mil ler 48 of nearby Ricker Hill was rescued Monday from his flaming home in which he was Waukon Man Admits He Shot Wife WAUKON UP A 45year old farmer shot and wounded his wife Tuesday and then walke sintiaiij iaiL licit unougn chpriffs nffirp nnp Wednesday PnntimiPri window in the tworoom frame MiLnili Wtn one Hcanesaaj Continued cold residence wis de of his flve voung children and an Ttipcflav mahi jiiome me resiaence was ue winds 15 to 25 miles per hour trapped because of a broken owa Partly cloudy occasional light snow extreme northeast generally fair elsewhere through foot Charles Cololaser a neighbor rescued Miller by breaking a Low Tuesday night zero7 be low northeast zero7 southwest Minnesota cold Flurries continued GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 am YEAH AGOt Maximum Minimum 10 5 5 40 29 Miller suffered a cut on the face and from smoke inhalation SCHOOL DESTROYED CAMBRIDGE 200 pu pils walked in orderly fashion to safety from a fire which de stroyed three rooms in the two story brick Cambridge Indepen dent School Monday The fire was believed to have dressing room started in a GREETS RUSS AMBASSADOR President hower shakes hands with the new Russian ambassador Mikhail Menshikov as the Soviet diplomat calls at the White House to deliver his credentials The two ex changed formal pledges that the two countries will work lor peace through negotiations iounced 1 want to be locked up sheriff William M Huffman said Lester A Teslow who farms bout 8 miles west of here gave no reason for the shooting Authorities found Teslows wife lorence 40 on a couch in th iving room of the couples farm home She had been shot one vith a 22caliber rifle with th Millet entering her back and com ng out through the chest She was taken to a Waukon hos pital where she was reported in latisfactory condition Huffman said the shooting oc curred in the basement of th lome and the woman crawled u the steps to the couch afterwarc The rifle was found in the base ment Huffman said the shooting ap jarently occurred about am The Teslows other four childre were in school when the shootin occurred Waterloo Youth to Serve Eight Years WATERLOO Myron Mt Laughlin 22 Waterloo was sen tenced Tuesday by District Blair Wood to not more than eigh years in the Anamosa Reform tory and was fined He had been convicted of man slaughter in the auto accident death of former District Judge Ben F Butler Authorities said Crisis Tension in Tunisia Is Mounting PARIS Felix Gail ard agreed to immediate parlia debate Tuesday on the rencb bombing of a Tunisian rentier village The bombing on Saturday set ff a diplomatic crisis for France hich threatened relations with unisia and sparked worldwide riticism of French policy Tu isia said 68 persons were killed 0 were missing and 84 wounded n the raid Tension mounted in Tunisia vhere French troops have been onfined to their bases by order f President Habib Bourguiba The Tunisian President was re iorted determined that French roops must be evacuated from his country as a result of the ombing Assembly Packed The French National Assembly vas packed and the diplomatic alleries full as Gaillard an nounced he would meet his crit cs headon The Assembly sus pended for an hour to allow the orators to organize their debates The Premier has been deeply disturbed by the unfavorable for eign in the United States and among Frances Western Allies He has been at almost continual meetings with his ministers dep uties in the Assembly diplomats and others He conferred Monday US Ambassador Amory Houghton Openly Worried In Tunis Western sources were openly worried at the turn of events there Five French con sulates were ordered closed There were demands by Alger ian nationalists at UN7 head quarters in New York that the entire question of American jsue thus apparently clearing the last legal obstacles to sale of the bonds Officials estimate however that payment of the bonus can not start before late May or early June The high court in a long awaited decision upheld a lower court ruling that the bonus bond legislation passed by the 1955 Iowa legislature and approved in the 1956 general election was constitutional The test case was drawn up by Chapman Cutler a Chicago law firm which specializes in esting constitutionality of bond ssues as a necessary step before he bonds could be sold to a arge investment house 30 Questions The Chicago firm posed 30 questions as to constitutionality of the legislation and the high court although noting certain mechanical discrepancies unan imously upheld the legislation The Supreme Court said that all objections as to constitution ality had been raised during the enactment of both the World War I and World War If bonus bond Bonus Provisions Who is eligible Veterans who served from June 27 1950 to July 27 1953 either on do mestic or overseas duty How much can each veteran expect Veterans will be paid S1250 per month for overseas duty and per month for do mestic duty during war period up to a maximum of When will payments be avail able State officials said it will take at least three to four months to sell the 26 million dollars in bonds and make preparations for distribution of funds issues and the constitutionality has been upheld on all points in both instances Certain mechanical steps prior to the 1956 election were not strictly complied with but the discrepancies if there were any do not appear to be prejudicial the opinion said Court Satisfied The lest case asked the court to decide whether all the re quirements for publication of the law in state newspapers before the 1956 election had been fol lowed The high court said that it was satisfied The test case questioned whether the one mill tax was not actually a special tax and therefore not legal for the finan cing of the bond issue The friendly test suit was filed in Polk County District Court last May by Al Fabcr edi tor of the Iowa Legionnaire pub lication of the Iowa American Le gion The lower court ruled the act was constitutional and Fa bcr appealed Iowa voters ratified the bonus bases in Africa should come unplan in November 1956 It au der reappraisal because thejhorizes 26 million dollars worth French were reported to have used USbuilt planes in the at tack of bonds at a top interest rate of 2i per cent to pay an estimated 90000 owa veterans of the Ko Congressional leaders in Washlcan conflict ington voiced new concern over stalc officials say they be the FrancoTunisian crisis which already had brought an admis sion that President Eisenhower was profoundly disturbed at the incident The French claim the attack was directed against Algerian rebels hiding in Tunisia and fir ing at French planes from across the border TO VISIT US CIUDAD TRUJ1LLA DR UP McLaughlins car collided with Venezuelan exPresident one driven by Ray S Paul 60 ofUiarcos Perez Jimenez has been Waterloo last June 13 Butler issued a visa authorizing him to was a passenger in the Paul car go to the United States it was Paul also was injured fatally announced Tuesday lieve the bonus bonds can now be sold within the per cent limitation due to an easier mon ey market SAME V   

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