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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 20, 1958, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas ewspaper for GLO THI THAT MAKli ALL VOL LX1V OWANS N II G Hi OH HOME EDITION Associated Prew and United Prew Full I 7c Copy Row Set Off at Hearing Kohler Co on Defense WASHINGTON WAn affidavi charging that four deputized Koh ler Co officials shot in 1934 not set off a heated Thursday in a Senate Racket Committee hearing Lyman C Conger the com panys counsel and one of those accusedMn the affidavit angrily denounced the allegationas complete arid utter fabrication If its made under oath and submitted to this committee it is perjury Conger said He said that if anyone makes the state nient without the immunity tha surrounds congressional hearing I will sue him for libel Another Union The committee is investigating violence in the four year ok strike against Kohler Wisconsin bathroom fixtures company b the United Auto Workers Union The 1934 strike in which two persons were killed and severa dozen injured involved another union The affidavit was read lo the committee as the sworn state ment of an absentee witness John Deis It was read by Leo Breifather an official of the UAWs Kohler local He claimed no first hand knowledge about the 1934 incident but said he be lieved the affidavit He said Deis is not a member of the UAW Four Named Deis statement named Conger Kohler plant manager Edmunc Biever William Runge and John Raml as the men he said sho him Runge and Raml also are Kohler officials ancl Deis saic theywere serving as special po lice deputies on the night of the midsummer 1934 riotj Both Biever and Conger previ sworn they did no shooting in the riet The affidavit quoted Deis tha he is positive that he was shb by the four deputies Biever Conger Runge and Raml and that he caught sight of them shooting Breirather had been called for questioning primarily aboul boycott activities which the UAW has been conducting against Koh ler products He is chief steward of UAWLocal 833 at Kohler and has been in charge of the boycott The committee is exploring into the of whether the boy cott activities were legal and if legal whether laws should be passed to make them illegal Storm Lake Water Search Approved DES MOINES Leg islative Interim Committee Thursday granted to fi nance exploratory well drilling around Storm Lake to discover if there is an underground river which couid be used to fill the shrinking lake The committee by a 62 vote granted the money to the Iowa ConservationCommission which will supervise the well drilling State Geologist Garland Her Jshey told the committee Wednes day it would take to drill 12 exploratory wells The com mittee settled on granting half that amount Thursday Fredericksburg Boy Is Making Recovery DES MOINES Brad Niew cehner 4 of near Fredericksburg was reported in good condition at Blank Memorial Hospital Thurs day after a delicate heart opera tion Brad the son of Mr and Mrs Bill Niewoehner had been report ed in critical condition following the threehour operation Wednes day to correct a heart leakage The operation was undertaken after doctors determined it to be the boys only chance for leading a normal life 2 I o wans Killed in Crash in Missouri WENTZVILLE Mo W Two Des Moines residents were killed Thursday in the collision of their car and a tractortrailer five miles north of here The state Highway Patrol identified the victims as the Rev J C Thomp son 36 and Mary Noel Thomp 37 Proposed Location of North Iowa Freeway of the State Highway Commission have released the 35 throu h N rth I proposrd locaUon of Interstate Highwaj Iocatl0n depend qn property lines and construc problems and may vary a mile or two either way from the HiriiS mf e from Garner lo the intersection with d a on the appear on Page 14 MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH Proposal by Ike Awaited More Benefits for Jobless WASHINGTON Congress took a breathing spell Thursday from its scramble to puss job creating measures while it await ed President Eisenhowers unem proposal No time has been fixed for sub mission of the plan details of which have not been announced II was outlined to a group of slate governors Wednesday but there were indications more work 10 mains id be done on it The House which sent to Eisen hower a emergency housing bill he was expected to sign prepared to act on a farm price support freeze measure that seemed headed for an almost cer tain veto Senate Democratic Leader Lyn don B Johnson of Texas promised any recommendations Eisenhower sends to Congress to help the 5200000 unemployed will be ex peditiously considered To Mark But with the House scheduled to give first consideration to ad ministration and Democratic pio posals to extend joblesscompen sation payments Johnson indi cated the Senate will mark time with minor measures until it gel1 a bill next week to speed up high way construction Several governors said after the White House conference tha Eisenhowers proposal called for federal grants to finance a 13 week extension of jobless bene fits for those whose eligibUly un varying stale unemploy m e ti t compensation program has expired An administration spokesman said however that the federa aid would be more in the form of loans than of grants though the extra money would not comefrom state funds or from an increase in state taxes Present Benefit The present jobless benefit pro gram is financed by a tax on payrolls ranging up to 3 per cent of the first of a workers earnings Of this the federal gov ernment keeps threetenths of 1 per cent for administrative costs and credits the remainder to re serve funds of the various slates Gov Goodwin Knight of Cali fornia one of the eight gover nors said Eisenhower is propos Pipoy coniUU oTFwr OM tit Dead Hit Y B ing that when a state exhausts its own reserve funds it would be iranted more money from the federal administrative fund The federal government would replenish its own fund then Music ManWont Make Road Show Debut at Fair DES MOINES smash broad way hit The Music Man wont make its road show debut at the Iowa State Fair this year Lloyd Cunningham secre tary of the fair board tried to with Postal Clerk Gets Years Prison Term DAVENPORT UP Jethroe ribbs Jr 27 a postal clerk here or three years Thursday was sentenced to one year in prison on a charge of embezzlement of the mail He had pleaded guilty two weeks ago Robert Spayde assistant US district attorney said Cribbs re moved currency in the amount of S175 from envelopes at the post office here SAME D AT El 957117 Hack metni make such arrangement producers of the show The Music Man is a story about Iowa Meredith Willson ormerly of Mason City wrote the music and lyrics to The Music Man Cunningham was informed that it would be physically impossible to ready a big road tour by state fair time Meanwhile the Grundy Center Community Club Wednesday sent a telegram lo Willson inviting him to film the musical play here Willson has said when the movie version ismade it wiH be done in Iowa preferably at his home town of Mason City In a telegraphed invitation the club said Grundy Center pro vides a natural setting for your story We have a library a bandstand on the courthouse square a frame hotel with a wide veranda and scores of en thusiastic music men These prominent settings are used in the play NEW SCHOOL DISTRICT TRIPOLI itf Formation of a community school district in this area Wednesday was approved 35154 by voters in Tripoli Frcd rika and 90 sections of adjacent land GENERAL VIEW OP LOFT FIRE A huge pall of smoke hangs over a lower w v a Broadway loft building in New York f iotofnx scene of an explosion m a textile firm on the third floor Firemen blamed panic the major cause for the loss of 24 lives inson to Seek GOP Bid for Congress Housewife to Oppose Rep H R Gross HAMPTON Enid Robinson native of North Iowa and for sev eral years active in Republican affairs at local stale and nations evels has announced her candi dacy for the post of 3rd Distric Representative in Congress She will oppose Incumbent H R Gross RIowa in the June 2 primary on the Republican ticket In making the announcement Sirs Robinson explained that she s giving up the post of vicechair man ofthe Republican party in Iowa held by her since 1954 Between now and the primar es the Franklin County house wife stated I plan to conduct a campaign Our disfrici is entitled to a positive and for wardlooking approach to nationa ssues HumbolcH County Native Born on a Humbdldt County arm Mrs Robinson has lived ler entire life in rural commun ties AH four of her grandparents came to America from Norway Educated in the public schools at Forest City and at Waldorf College she prepared for teaching at St Olaf College As a teacher n Hampton she met her husband Villiam L Robinson nephew of TJB Robinson former 3rd Dis rict Congressman The Robinsons have two chil dren JoElla student at Iowa State College and Bill Hampton tigh School sophomore They live wo miles north of Hampton and tfr Robinsons business centers about farming and property man agement National Level On several occasions Mrs Ro linson has represented Iowa at be national level Most recently he was instrumental in securing i hearing for the presentation to he federal Department of Agri ulture of a plan originated by bur Franklin County farmers to wost farm income Along with her activities in the ield of government Mrs Robin on has found time for leadership n such widely varied organiza ions as 4H American Associa ion of University Women Busi icss and Professional Womens lub PEO and Sunday school Prompted by the fact that Towa as not up to now sent a woman ENID ROBINSON to Washington Mrs Robinson ob served Women have represented other states in both houses of Congress with pronounced effectiveness The same has been true of our pwa Legislatures But this is the first lime a woman from Iowa has sought a seat in the US Con gress It is my hope that in this contest I shall be judged entirely y my and ability to serve The Weathei Mason City Mostly fair Thurs day night and Friday Low Thursday night lower 20s High Friday upper 30s owa Partly cloudy through Fri day Locally warmer Low Thursday night 2027 Minnesota Fair continued cold GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 a m Thursday Maximum 40 Minimum 23 At 8 a m 26 Precipitation trace of snow Sports Bulletin ST PETERSBURG FU ff Collins veteran first base man of the New York Yankees retired from baseball Thursday a few hours after he had been sold at the waiver price of 000 to the Philadelphia Phils of the National League If I cant be a Yankee Im through with baseball Collins said as ho was told of sale Spring About Ready to Make Its Bow Iowa temperatures hdiding true lo recent form were expected to be well below seasonal normals when spring officially arrives at pm Thursday During its final hours of the sear son winter offered up anotherday of mostly cloudy skies and sent i band of light snow across the itate Whilesnowfall was rangingdownward from 01 of an cloudy cover kepttem pcratures 1015 degrees below seasonal normals Lows Thursday night were ex pected to range generally in the 20s following highs in the upper 10s and lower 40s Thursday morning lows ranged from 8 at Spencer to 29 at Dav enport Council Bluffs reported the state high of 45 Wednesday while Mason City had the coolest Beading with 40 Winter is having a final fling n many other parts of the nation Fortyfive mileanhour winds brought snow and rain along the Atlantic seaboard and high tides From 4 to 8 inches of snow is ex iccled from Northeast Maryland o Connecticut and Southeastern Mew York Eight to 12 inches al has piled up in suburbs of Vashington and 5 inches at Har Pa Fort Dodge Woman Burns to Death FORT DODGE ur A 63year ild Fort Dodge woman was burned to death Wednesday night by a fire which broke out n her home while she was lone The body of Miss Elizabeth Canavan was found at the head f the stairs leading to the base ment by her brother Tom when e returned Firemen believed he blaze started in the base ment and that Miss Canavan ollapsed on the stairs while tying to escape FILES FOR DIVORCE SANTA MONICA Calif Wi onaire shoeman HarryKaol has iled a divorce suit against ac ress Marie McDonald who last uesday recanted her charges he arranged her 1957 kidnap aze Garment District I s Scene Panic Blamed for Disaster NEW YORK W A flash triggered by ah explosion shpfc smoko and flames into a fourtK fJoor underwear factory in a low cr Broadway loft b u i 1 d in g Wednesday The death toll has risen to 24 of them womon The high death toll attri buted to panic among some of the 3D workers Fifteen were injured A man and woman lived through lhe twohour blaze A medical examiner said the victims were asphyxiated before the names reached them Several women Wereleaping from windows by the time firs I firemen reached the Six women in all leaped to street Two other persons weraj caught in fire nets fivewere cued by use of aerial ladders No Evidence r Ire Commissioner jEdwanj F Cayanagh Jr said therewas evidence of fire law flit the premises adding It wouldt seem that panic played1 a moslrlmpprtant role ia IMS blaze Somi bodies piled on top of the evidence of mass hysteria At least three jumped from windowi whcie there was no evidence 6t smoke orflame Edna Murray 33 employed in e workrooms of the Monarch Underwear Corp who was led to safety by fireman s ai d There was heavy smoke It hard to see People were bump ing into each other It looked like a panic Tho blaze broke outwhen an oven exploded on the thirdfloor textile factoryin the fivestory structure A bolt of fabric was being treated in the oven when the blast came 200 Firemen Five alarms brought 200 fire and dozens of pieces of equipment to the scene They saw bodies piled atop one another Some were heaped near the doorways others lay under work tables and and some were huddled near windows Still alive amid the charred ruins were an unidentified wom an and a man The woman had saved her life by crawling into a large metal container which shielded her ifom the flames The streams of water being poured onto the fire metal enough to keep herfrom being roasted to death The man was found flat on his face hug ging the floor The scene of the fire is just three blocks away from the silt of the Triangle Shirtwaist Co fire on March 23 1911 thai killed 145 persons Nicholas to Get Large School Bell DUMONTLt Gov William Nicholas Mason City will bo the large school which once hung in the beffry of the Clwttervilk School now a part of the Dymont Commu nity School system tf The Lieutenant Governor who is n o w campaigning for governor spew his first year as a teacher m me oneroom School The senior class of the Dw mont Community School will make the presentation at State House in Dos April II CONVINCING TESTIMONY f RALEIGH N C Albert Doub Thursday acquitted a woman charged with drunken driving after a witness testified the defendant was as sober M judge v it   

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