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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 21, 1958, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited lor the Home ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXIV Associated Presi United Press FuU Lease Wires Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY Thig Paper Consists oJ Two One No Wont Resign Benson Tells GOP Solons WASHINGTON UP Rebellious Midwestern Repub licans were rebuffed by Secretary of Agriculture Benson Friday and promptly threatened to carry open demands for Bensons head directly to President Eisenhower Benson should resign declared Rep Jensen RIowa a few minutes after Benson answered GOP congressional critics by de claring he intends to stay on the job and pursue present farm pro grams As Bensons statement circulated on Capitol Hill Rep OKonski RWis told a newsman there is no question about it Corn Belt House Republicans will go over Bensons head to Eisenhower Rep Miller chairman of a group of some 30 GOP House members gunning for Benson agreed such action would Burma Heads Campaign for Nicholas DBS Gov Wil liam Nicholas Mason City Fri day announced William Burma the logical next step Benson was firm in his refusal budge from policies the Mid vest House members oppose Benson issued a formal state ment saying he believes such1 a ourse best for all farmers and air to the people I believe armers and all America want and are entitled to such a pro gram he said for Change Benson spoke shortly after two Allison will be his campaign manager duringhisdrive forthe Republican nomination for gov ernor Nicholas introduced B u r m a former Board of Control mem ber as an old friend who wen to school with me back in Alii son Burma was also a formei legislator and Butler County sheriff Womens Division Lucille Long Whitten a long time employe of the Iowa Legis lature will handle the worn ens division of the campaign Nicholas said also at a news con ference here After making the announce ments Nicholas said he woulc make between three and sb major speeches nea the end of the primary campaigi to summarize his stand on stat problems I will also use th talks to answer statements mad by other candidates he said Preliminary Report Nicholas also said he would re lease a preliminary report soo on his research into whether stat programs can be financed from existing taxes Republican congressmen Mil er of Nebraska and Judd of Min nesota said they told him at a conference in his office that there s need for a change in farm policies if many Republican candidates for Congress next fall are not to suffer defeat The two said they did not ask or a Benson resignation but Mil ler put it this way We left that ap to him after weighing all the pros and cons The congressmen spoke for some 30 or more GOP House members from the Midwest who met Thursday to consider ways out of the political difficulties they consider themselves in as a result of Bensons handling o farm problems Alcorn on Hand Also on hand were Republican National Chairman Meade Al corn and Republican House lead ers Alcorn was noncommittal saying it was just one of manj meetings to discuss party prob lems House leaders however made no effort to minimize the exten of GOP worry they say has de veloped over corn belt reaction In his campaign announcement earlier Nicholas said he didnt favor any increase in taxes at this time However he said he might change after his research project was completed Continue Search for Missing Navy Plane LONDON 30plane air armada from three continents searched the stormy Atlantic Fri day for a U S Navy flying radar on a regular patrol with 23 and per haps 25 men aboard The fourengine Super Constel lation fitted with longrange ra dar equipment apparently crashed or ditched on a round trip patrol between Argentia Newfoundland and the Azores Thursday The two points are 1200 miles apart and searchers said there was no hint where the plane might have gone down CLINTON CRACKDOWN CLINTON Motorists have paid put this week as a re sult of a drive on illegal parking to EisenhowerBenson policies They said the situation wa arbught to a head by the near de feat of a Republican candidate in Tuesdays special election in Minnesota Supports Cut Benson has asked authority t cut price support levels at a Urn when farmer contend marke prices alread are too low Benson alread has ordere dairy price sup ports cut to th legal minimun effective Apr 1 He contend lower c r o prices woul BENSON permit farmer to earn more by producing an selling more Meantime surplu es are building up in governmen hands despite production con trols House Republican Leader Mar in of Massachusetts said Mi westerners want us to do ever thing we can to improve cond tions No one is happy DYING EMBERS ARE ALL THAT IS LEFT OF WARREN HARRIS FARM HOME Friends of Mack Testify WASHINGTON W Two old riends from Florida told Friday f contacting FCC Commissioner iichard A Mack on behalf of an pplicant who eventually n the disputed Miami TV chan el contest They insisted they got little in ormation and RepHarris D Ark told one of them that ii Iocs not seem reasonable tha ou did not get more informa ion than you are willing to give his committee Harris chairman of the House subcommittee inquiry into th case said this to Ben H Fuqua a Florida Power Light Co of ficial Turned Down Fuqua had testified he went t see Mack at the request of Sen Kefauver on behalf o A Frank Katzentine Katzentines bid for the Miam TV outlet was turned down b he FCC in favor of Public Serv ice Television Inc a subsidiar of National Airlines The other old friend of Mac was Jerry W Carter 70 a mem jer of the Florida Railroad an Public Utilities Commission Cart er said he saw Mack twice in Washington on behalf of Katzen ine but didnt get any commit ment one way or the other Carter said he had testified at GlobeGazette Photos by Gibbs T A TTr r tjiuLwa UJ 1OO Warren Harris Cleft and Clear Lake at whose home they were hiscwife at tha burning embers of visiting when fire was discovered in their their home There was littleleft when they arrived with Ray Carberry home northeastof MasonCity None of the contents was saved Reds Hedge on Release of Captives TOKYO Communists offered Friday to give up anyone from the South Korean airliner that flew north Sunday who wants to quit North Korea But it hedged by demanding that the South Korean govern a 1954 FCC hearing for Katzenment negotiate the release di ine and I made the best witness could because Im fond of Mr Katzentine Rumors Flying Then later he said rumors were flying backwards and for wards enough to arouse his sus rectly with the North Korean regime Among those who were aboard the plane which came over to the north there are some who de sire to return Pyongyang Ra dio said If they desire so they The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy with little change in temperature through Saturday Low Friday night about 30 High Saturday mid 30s j Iowa Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday warmer eastj High Saturday near 40 north east to near 50 southwest Low Friday night in 30s Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average near normal Sat urday through Wednesday Nor mal highs 2543 and nor mal lows 1622 Little precipi tation is expected Minnesota Clearing colder High Saturday 1525 GlobeGazette weatherdata up o 8 am Friday picion that there was considerable will be allowed to go where they unethical pressures beinglwant to But the Rod radio pressures be in to brought to bear on the FCC added He said he went to see Mack and told him if onethird of the rumors were correct there was liable to be some scandals While the subcommittee has made little more than a start on its inquiry Harris told reporters it is already apparent that laws governing the conduct of federal regulatory agencies have gaps so wide a wagon could go through Kremlin May Use Ikes Letter as Lever for TopLevel Visits to This Country By MARGUERITE HIGGINS New York Herald Tribune News Service WASHINGTON President Eisenhower was fully aware that his latest letter to Soviet Prime Minister Nikolai A Bul ganin contained a sleeper that would be used by the Kremlin as a lever for an in vitation for toplevel Russian visits tothis which have hitherto been re buffed This sleeper apparently represents a modification of American attitudes over the days when Marshal Georgi Zhukov then Soviet defense minister fished for an invita tion and was rebuffed It was contained in the Presidents observation that t am really amazed now to be told by Soviet leaders who have never even been near this country that there are those in the United States who in your words utter the dangerous call for preventive war A very logical response on the part of the Russians it is conceded here is to say in effect If you object to our comments on grounds that we have never had personal ex perience in the United States then why dont you invite us over The question of high level visits was also raised in the part of President Eisenhowers letter which states Would it not be well if in addition to scientists and technicians leaders of thought and influ ential citizens within the Soviet Union should come to the United Stales Eisenhowers immediate tar get acording to informed sources were lesser political lights in Russia such as the editor of Pravda or persons on the deputy prime minister level But it was recognized that the letter could well be the Kremlin desires a fishing expedition for Marshal Bulganin and Com munist Party boss Nikita Khrushchev themselves And according to official sources it was decided to go ahead and include the sleeper anyway because President Eisenhower and some of his advisers have concluded that the time may have arrived where a KhrushchevBulganin visit might not be a bad idea depending of course on the circumstances Our side has already made it clear if the South Korean author ities really want to realize the hope of those desiring to return home it is proper that they should directly approach the gov ernment of the Democratic Peo ples Republic of North Korea for this Previously the South Korean government had refused to deal with the Communists on the issue maintaining their legal position that the Red regime is an illegal government which the Seoul gov ernment does not recognize The 34 people aboard the Ko rean National Airlines DC3 in cluded two American pilots a West German couple and 30 Ko reans two of the latter children A North Korean newsman told reporters at Panmunjom Tuesday that some of the 34 were wound ed and receiving medical treat ment This strengthened the be lief in Seoul that the plane had been seized in the air by Red agents after a battle SAME mcani no radio death put il hoari Maximum Minimum At 8 am 35 23 25 Southerly Winds Feed Warm Air Across Iowa Iowa got its first real break in the bitter cold weather of the pas two weeks Friday but along with it came cloudy skies and ligh drizzle Southerly winds fed warmer air into the state and pushed temper atures up during the night Lou readings Friday morning were as high as the top temperatures re ported Thursday afternoon Temperatures through Saturday were expected to range from near 40 in the northeast to around 50 in the southwest The mercury rose to a high o 35 in Mason City Thursday the highest reading since Jan 15 I dipped to 23 during the night bu by 8 am Thursday was back to the 35degrce mark Sioux City was the warmcs spot in the state Lows Friday night will be in the 30s Another Satellite Try Slated Next Week WASHINGTON Unit ed States plans to try to aunc a second U S earth satellifc nex Tuesday or Wednesday cohgre sional sources disclosed Friilay The sources said they did no know whether the attempt woul be made with an Army Explore or a Navy Vanguard sateflite Battle on Postal iirSeerT WASHINGTON ration backers said Friday there 3 a good chance the Senate will o along with their argument that vhat this country needs is a 5 cent stamp But Sen A S Mike Mon roney DOkla said he does not expect a bit of trouble knock ng that feature out of the postal rate increase bill when it comes before the Senate next sveek Monroney said a 4cent rate was more like it The Senate Post Office Commit tee of which Monroney is a mem ber produced a surprise Thurs day when it approved a 750ml liondollar rate increase that in eluded a 2cent boost for outof town letters 3Year Limlf The bill which generally fol lowed administration proposals would retain the 5cent rate for three years and earmark the ex tra money it would raise for post office improvements Local first class mail which now goes for 3 cents an ounce would be raised to 4 cents and airmail would cost 8 cents a pen ny higher than the administration recommended Airmail now is 6 cents an ounce 76 Split The committee split 76 on the split level first class rate A close battle also is expected in the Senate next Tuesday Besides raising the cost of mail ing first class and airmail letters the bill would raise some post card rates to 3 cents and airmail post cards from 4 cents to 5 Beck to Fight Action Prison Term Handed Down SEATTLE am no more guilty than anyone in this court house said Dave Beck after was sentenced to up to 15 years inppison for the Teamsters Union The recently deposed master of a labor empire with IVts million members issued a formal state ment indicating a long fight in the courts to escape the prison sentence I am sure that in due time justice will prevail he said Beck 63 stood in shaken dis belief Thursday when King Coun ty Superior Judge George H Re velle sentenced him to 15 years for grand larceny for misappro priating funds from the sale a unionowned car Becks son Dave Jr had been sentenced earlier in the day on two counts of grand larceny for misappropriating from tne sale of two union cars Twitching Muscle A twitchingmusclewasthe Farm Home Destroyed by Flames A fire of undetermined origi hursday night completely demo shed the Warren Harris farm ome IVa miles east of Highway 5 on the Spring Park Road Harris his wife and their five hildren visiting the Ray barberry home in Clear Lake at he timeof the fire By the time Mason City and lymouth fire departments had rrived on the scene the fire was ompletely out of control None f the Harris familys possessions vere saved A garage and crib near the house were saved by the iremen however The fire was discovered aboutjsecond class readfns matTer 30 pm by a neighboring farmjwoiild go up 10 per er John Schutter The flames aljfor the next three years and ad vertising would take three 20 per cent jump Third class would be Hand written post cards still would go for 2 cents The measure also would boost second and third class rates eady had involved the entire louse when the Plymouth and Mason City fire trucks followed each other into the yard The farm is owned by the Le ligh Portland Cement Co and the buildings are insured increased about 66 per cent in two stages Last year the House passed a bill raising postal rates but the Senate failed to take action on it only movement from the flush faced elder Beck when Judge Revelle told him Though we are dealing with a relativelysmall amount of money as measured against the good you have done if I were in such a position of trust and had committed such a violation I vpuld expect to answer for it vith the consequences ociety permits Judge Revelle and Prosecutor Charles 0 Carroll both saidthey vould recommend to the State Board of Prison Terms and Pa roles which sets minimum sen ences that Beck serve at least three years less time off for good behavior which could trim bis prison time to two years Free on Bail Attorneys for the elder Becfc said they would appeal the grand larceny conviction Beck re mained free on bail Sentencing of young Beck 37 was deferred for three years on condition that he pay a fine plus the costs of his trial repay the to the Teamsters Union with his own funds and sever all connections with organ ized labor either as an officer or employe The elder Beck convicted last Dec 14 had based his defense on the contention that he turned over the money to a Teamsters Union auditor and that it was placed in a strongbox in union headquarters Young Beck convicted last Nov 23 claimed he turned over the he was accused of mis appropriating to his father at Beck Srs direction Beck Jr was a Teamsters organizer draw ing a month The elder Beck still faces trial in Federal District Court in Ta coma in May on a federal income tax evasion charge involving ON STORK LIST HOLLYWOOD UP Actress Leslie Caron and her husband British director Peter Hall Fri day said they expect the birth of their second child later this year IKE READY FOR HUNT President Eisenhower points to his two English Setter dogs George and Art before go ing to the fields on a hunting outing at AP Pholofax the plantation of his host George Humph rey The President is vacationing at Thomasville Ga   

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