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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 28, 1958, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited lor the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS mvmmwm VOL LX1V Associated Press andUnited Tress Full Lease Wires 7c a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28 1958 This Paper Consists ot Two One No 121 Iowas Economic Activity Healthy Despite Downturn in Other Parts of Nation BV ASSOCIATED PRESS Whatever the economic ills of the nation business in Iowa ap parently is reasonably healthy and there are widely held ex pectations that it will gain strength as 1958 advances Businessmen t h r o u g hout Iowa contacted in an Associat ed Press survey almost to a man predicted good economic activity through this year To be sure there is a little more unemployment now than there was a year ago at this time But most those sur veyed said they look for an em ployment pickup in the spring and summer Some were downright in dignant about the current talk of business recession It is a tragedy said a Du buque merchant that the so called thinking men of this country are scaring people to deathwith all this talk of de pression And a Mason City banker commented I think all this talk about recession is really hurting the country Were not necessarily in too bad shape just because we didnt make more than a year ago You cant be ahead every year The Mason City banker said department store sales are al most up to par the livestock farmer is sitting pretty and bank deposits and building and loan activity up A Mason City businessman stated we have had fair busi ness so far this year but what this fall will bring is what will count On the whole I think we will have a good year The Associated Press under took the survey as a result of numerous reports of business decline and mounting unem ployment on the national level Some Iowa political leaders have become concerned about the situation in Iowa Gov Herschel Loveless noting that Iowa unemployment stands at something over 50000 appoint ed a ninemember Iowa Em ployment Security Commission advisory committee He said the prospect of additional un employment represents a pos sible challenge to the commis sion in the months ahead Iowas nonagricultural employ ment totals about 521000 Iowa businessmen base their optimism largely on generally good farm crops in 1957 coupled with continuing favor able livestock prices These de velopments have put more money in the farmers pocket and he is showing no hesitation to spend it for things he needs the survey indicated Farm equipment dealers gen erally throughout the state are predicting the best business in 1958 theyve had for several years although a few individ uals arent so optjmistic In the Burlington area for instance a farm machinery er tailer said Business has slumped quite a bit at Mount Pleasant and thats the way we feel about it The dealer at Houghton says business is bet ter and Columbus Junction said it is 50 per cent worse Now you figure it out Bankers generally report bank deposits are up and build ing and loan company officials are predicting a spurt in home building activity spurred by a relaxation of federal credit re strictions A Dubuque bank president declared that every indication is as favorable as a year ago for business there He said two new plants which are to be built in the spring should give Dubuques economy a boost But from a Dubuque manu facturer came one of the few sour notes in the survey said Business is lousy Weve re duced our work week to four days and cut our working crew in half One development that indi cated some individuals are be coming cautious about spend ing however came from fi nance company heads They re port a rise in loans taken out to consolidate old debts but a slowdown in loans to finance purchases of cars and appli ances Thor Missile With New Nose Cone Is Successfully Fired CAPE CANAVERAL Fla Air Force Thor missile roared skyward early Friday carrying a new more stubby nose cone to protect its earthward plunge on target The 1500mile range missile destined for installation in Europe within a its launching pad at am It climbed slowly at first in an enormous billow of flame and smoke and then moved quickly upward trailing brilliant yellow flames behind it The Air Force would say only The nose cone used in the test differed from those previously used It was believed that the last Thor launching Jan 28 was the first time a nose cone had tested in flight with the entire ve hicle From Cocoa Beach six miles distant it appeared to be a fine launching and a good flight down range The missile angled out to the southeast in the direction of the missile test range across the At lantic still climbing 12th Launching Will Consider Demand to Resign Mack WASHINGTON OR Richard A Mack denounced as a tool1 of a wealthy lawyer friend and advised to get off the FCC told House investigators in a state oi mile Atlas and the Navys collapse Friday that he mile Polaris missile I would most seriously consider This was the 12th Thor launchresigning thus backing up from a statement to the contrary The nose cone is designed and manufactured by General Electric which also makes nose cones for the Thors big brother the 5000 ing In Fridays test the Air Force would make no statement as to the distance covered or the in tended impact area Previous Thors have carried a graceful almost perfectly rounded nose cone Along with the Armys compar able Jupiter the Thor will be stationed in England and pos sibly France Perhaps 6 to 10 mis cfiool Bus Drops Into River 21 Are Drowned Disarm made Thursday The 48yearold Macks sched uled second day of questioning by a House subcommittee investi gating the FCC blew up at the halfway point when Chairman Harris DArk joined an earlier call by Rep Moss DCalif for the commissioners resignation Harris told Mack in scathing tones he had been used as a tool AP Phoiofax PREDICAMENT Sidewalk superintendent Gary Wales 2 Grand Rapids Mich looks over the predicament of this Collie dog found wedged be tween two buildings and sum med up the situation in child i like clarity doggie caught sile battalions are plannedeach by A Whiteside the Miami lawyer who at one time pressed the successful applica tion of a National Airlines sub sidiary for the Miami Channel 10 TV license Harris said the commissioner equipped with 15 missiles Enormous Stresses The Thor requires a strong heat resistant nose cone capable of withstanding the enormous stress es of reentering the atmosphere The 135000 pounds of thrust de veloped by the Thors North American rocketdyne engine drove the missile 2645 miles in a test last Oct 24 Heavy Winds and rain have forced postponement of the Navys Vanguard satellite carrier launching until next week But the sturdier Army Redstone mis sile was launched Thursday Police officers eventually backed the dog 25 feet to free him when it was found that the earn Named WASHINGTON Wl The United States sent in a new team Friday to drive for a showdown with Russia on disarmament James J Wadsworth now dep uty US delegate to the United Nations replaces Harold E Stassen as chief negotiator Backing him up are four citizen advisers Gen Alfred M Gruen ther Robert A Lovett John J McCIpy and Walter Bedell Smith Secretary of StateDulles named them with President Eisenhow ers approval New Bomb Tests Meanwhile the Atomic Energj Commission reports Russia se front opening was too small FCC Approves Sale of KRIB to W F Johns Radio Station KRIB City will have a new owner Sat urday The Federal Communica tions Commission Thursday au thorized assignment of the license who voted in favor of National ito william F Johns Jr Minne was the victim of a conspirl acy I feel sorry for you the new for S7S 000 for Ed Lamson present owner and off two nuclear test bombs Thurs day making three this week The new bomb tests indicated no let up in Soviet atomic devel opment despite steady ban the bomb propaganda from the Kremlin Stassen left his disarmamen post to seek the Republican nom ination for governor in Pennsyl Stassen reportedly con tended the United States shouk offer more concessions to Rul sia and Dulles disagreed Wadsworth a 20year vetera of government service repre sented this country in disarma talks i Mack the chairman said and it is my opinion that you have been used as a tool Harris said the best possible service Mack could render to re store confidence in FCC would be to resign COme wouid not arrive in Mason until Tuesday Johns is owner ofj WMIN Minneapolis and other smaller stations in the north cen tral states Lamson said that his future a world which atoms fo has plans are indefinite Move Signaled The new team lineup signale a US move to pin down Russia Midwest Friday FACE REALITY Kentucky Redistricting Group Plans Scene OT A GOOD VIEW Robert Ostendorf Jr 6 Meservey utilizes his dads shoulder for the best seat in the house as he helps root the Meservey High School girls basketball team to a 7762 tournament victory over Manly at Roosevelt Fieldhouse Thursday night De tails on sports page Iowa Misses New Storm in Midwest Iowa was not expected to see any of the blizzard conditions which prevailed over parts of the Americas on just Light snow rain and freezing where everybody goes next drizzle was forecast for Iowa 1 The United States favors ncgojtnrOLgh Friday night with temper tiations inside the new and unlatvircs hovering close to the freez tested 25country UN mark ment subcommittee But full Al lied agreement on this as the next step apparently has not yet been reached Strong northerly winds added to the discomfort along with the dampness Lamoni had the state high of Deadline for memberships in the Mason City Community Concert Assn is 9 pm Friday Those who have negjected to send in their membership fees or have been out of the city may still telephone GArden 37236 until 9 oclock said Mrs John Vance executive vice president of the association In the event that the seating ca pacityof the Mason City High School Auditorium is booked earlier memberships will close however Cavein at Coal Mine Is Fatal to lowan KNOXVILLE W One person 19 Thursday and Dubuque was theiwas killed Friday in a slate fall coolest with 39 Low readingsjat the Blumgren Coal Mine 12 early Friday ranged from 29 attmiles southeast of here The vic Mason City to 35 at Des Moines jtim was identified as Jim Mar It will be colder Friday nighticoni 60 Pershing who was with lows from 1220 in the under the tons of earth west to the lower 20s in the souththat fell The Weather Mason City Occasional light snow through Saturday Colder Low Friday night low 20s Higheast Saturday mid 20s i The State Highway Commission to Go Slowly DBS MOINES gover nors committee was in agree ment Friday it could formu late a plan for reapportioning the Legislature but shared less optimism it could get legisla tors to act on the proposal The 16 member committee was told by Gov Herschel Loveless that he wanted an ac tion committee not a study group Thirteen members at tended the first meeting Thurs day The committee was warned by one member Emmet Tin ley 41 Council Bluffs attorney to make haste slowly Weve got to face the realities of prac tical politics Political Football Sen Joseph C Coleman D a 34yearold farmer and one of four legisaltors on the committee agreed that the issue of reapportionment could become a political football A GrinneU College political science professor C Edwin Gilmour 39 saying he was tired of inaction suggested that once the committee comes to an agreement it should ask all legislative candidates to take a stand not on reappor tionment in general but on this particular proposal Sen Duane E Dewel RA1 gona a newspaper publisher said of Gilmours proposal that legislators like to exercise their own judgment and do not like to be pinned down on issues in advance Protect Minority Two farmers Kenneth Wag ner 48 West Liberty and Rep A C Hanson 66 said the committee must pro tect the minority as well as the majority If look at it shortsight edly and begin to bear down before were ready were going to be in trouble Wagner said As one who has been fight ing this battle for 20 years I have learned something about patience said Frank Nye 45 Cedar Rapids The committee will meet again March 2122 Iowa Light snow and colder Fri day night low 1220 northwest 2025 southeast Occasional light snow and cooler Saturday Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average about normal Sat urday through Wednesday with reported Friday that roads and west of a line from Sioux City to Pocahontas and Forestj City were covered with a thin layer of ice and were slippery Over the remainder of the state highways were normal Not Every Republican Solon Opposes Benson extended WASHINGTON u C cxiunoeaj WASHINGTON group I retary also came from GOP Reps normal highs 36 north to the western Dakotas southof Rcpllbncan congressmen FriTeague Perkins Bass N 11U IIU11B ay labeled critics of AgricultureJHK Harold R Collier Stuywith wreckers and salvage cquip Secretary Ezra Taft Benson igvesnnt Wainwright NY andjment State police appeared by SSasfan71n nr Tragedy PRESTONBURG Ky UP A school bus carrying 38 children struck a wrecker sideswiped an automobile then plunged into the lievisa fork of the Big Sandy River near here Friday State police feared at least 20 children and the bus driver John Alex Derossett were trapped in 30 feet of water Sixteen others were known to have escaped through a rear door Six were hospitalized The National Safety Council said it undoubtedly is the worst school bus crash in its history The council explained this was an opinion because it does not keep statistics by type of bus The council said the worst bus acci dent on record was one that killed 28 persons near Waco Tex in August 1952 when two buses col lided Not Located More than four hours after the accident on U S 23 rescue work ers still were unable to locate the bus Small boats cruised the area searching for bodies I was sitting directly behind the driver when we went into the water said Isaac Vanderpool one of the survivors Some little kid opened the emergency door and we began scrambling out side Vanderpool said the last thing I saw was the driver sitting be hind the wheel I dont think he got out The driver of the wrecker Don ald L Horn said he answered a call to pull a truck out of a ditch on the side of the road op posite the stream Rounded Curve I was trying to pull it across the highway he continued when the bus rounded a curve and struck my wrecker from the rear Horn said the bus then veered into a parked car and headed for the river Most of the youngsters aboard were high school students from the Cow Creek area a mining community in southern Floyd County The bus also was bringing a number of children to elementary schools at Prestonsburg about 82 miles southwest of Huntington W Va Levisa fork where the bus sank is 20 feet above normal stage because of heavy rains the past two days Respirators and other equip ment were brought in from Paintsville and Pikeville along he first of the period but little central Kansas More than a foot change thereafter It will be snow fel at Dickinson in south rather cloudy with intermiltentwcst North Dakota Amounts nornmuses who will live to see s policies vindicated The counterattack bv Benson John E Henderson radio for drivers to keep the road They spoke out after Rep H open so that workers and cquip R Gross one of about 40 antiBenson mid western Re mont could have a clear path Police said the bus after rolling light snow or light rain with Cached nearly a foot in CIwlronsupDortcrs was lhc strongestin amounts generally onetenth Pierre s D and months u afteripublican lawmakerS said Ben to lhe edge of the bank halte5 inch for ai mcnes ai Kanpresident Eisenhower reiterated son had outlived his usefulnessmomentarily then rolled into the his backing for his embattledGross also said the Presidentwater total through the period AP Photofax EXAMINE TEENAGERS LOOT Au lets across the night sky Thursday led to thonties check over Ml rifles 20000 the arrest of the youths who said they rounds of ammunition and other loot guns and shooting Left to right en last week by four Grimes teenagers are Lt Col George Kimsey state agent from the Iowa National Guard warehouse Warren Stilmp and Polk County Sheriff Camp Dodge The flash of tracer bulWilbur Hildreth Minnesota Flurries windy cold er High Saturday 1025 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 43 Minimum 29 At 8 am 29 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 39 Minimum 25 farm chief and Benson himselfshould take time out on his next Youngsters began scrambling Vl n tt I n t i n It 11 n 1 jJ 4t 1i A denied he was a political liabil ity to midweslcrn Republicans Rep Thomas B Curtis RMo told the the secretarys critics are ignoramuses and quailshooting and golfing trip the last girl out managed acquaint himself with whats to save herself by grabbing the happening in agriculture But there appeared to be little chance Bensons foes could foot of a man on the bank critics are ignoramuses and chance Bensons foes could bring LAnn If J dont even want to know about about his ouster Reps A Li MOR MCKGO hc economics of the farm probJMiller RNeb and Phil Weaverj SAME lem He said Bensons solutions may not workbut at least he is leading from knowledge in try ing to solve the problem Backing for the embattled sec RNeb said they would keep trying even though President Eis by Horse Dies WEBSTER CITY lfl Romoy enlunver turned down their dcL Smith 72 Decatur 111 died mands during a While House con1 Friday of chest injuries suffered ference Thursday here when kicked by a horso   

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