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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 22, 1958, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited foe T H I NEWSPAPER T H A T M A K I 5 A L L N 0 R T H I O W A N I N I I G H 0 K S HOME EDITION VOL LXIV Pnw ud Tutted faB LMM WtarM 7e MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 22 19SS ThU leetiaa Mayors Salary Upheld Must Repay Expenses Disnct Court Judge C H Wild Wednesday ruled that a city ordi nance giving Mason City Mayor George Mention lumpsum ex pense payments is invalid The ruling however upheld another ordinance which granted the mayor an increase in salary The rulings came on a suit by A M Schanke a retged post master which contended that both a pay raise voted the mayor last November by the City Council and lumpsum ex pense payments were illegal A District Court hearing on the suit was concluded April 17 ACCORDING TO the ruling Mayor Mendon must repay the city which he has received in monthly expense payments ranging from to during the past four years The lumpT sum payments were granted to the mayor by tae City Council to cover the necessary and inci dental expenses of the office in cluding auto expenses The re is no deadline for the mayors repayment of the City Atly Ray E Clough said that the mayor now may file itemized expense figures for the three years there would be no appeal to de lay action required by the deci aion Whatever expenses the mayor might be able to recalland ask compensation for might or might not equal the amount collected in lump sum payments that mustbe paid back There is no question that Mayor Mendon did incur bus iness expenses during the period inquestion JUDGE WILDS ruling stated that it is the general policy of the state to require detailed account ing of public expenses of public officers bothas to the natureand amounts of expense items While lumpsum payments under thesfe ordinances may bear a reasonable relation to legiti mate public expenses of the mayors office his ruling said AP Photofax CONTROLLED wave of Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicles churns toward the Call to put vehicles throughsurf tests without endangering forriia shore under electronic control of a driver in human life The system also is being used to land cargo the helicopter The radio control system was developed during military exercises Postal Hike Bill Passes Ike Expected to Approve WASHINGTON WtThe House unanimously passed and sent to the White House Thursday a bill to raise the cost of a firstclass letter from 3 to 4 cents and on airmail letters from 6 to 7 cents The rate hikes will take effect Aug 1 if President Eisenhower signs the bill The House sent the compromise measure to the aft er brief discussion The Senate passed it Wednesday 880 It raises the rates on aUClass es of mail and also boosts pay of the 520000 postal employes by 265 million dollars a year A ma jority of the employes would get a 10 per cent raise retroactive to Jan l THE BILL is a compromise of differing bills previously passed by the Senate and House SEN MONRONEY Air Traffic Reforms Shaping Up Siege in Panama Hoodlums Take Over PANAMA Wl The government declared a state of siege Thurs day while National GuardsmeB fought to regain control of the city from rioting students and hoodlums Gunfire killed aboy and wounded at least six other persons Guardsmen hurled tear gas nades at rioters who charged through the streets armed with clubs rocks and bottles The government imposed a fiveday state of siege modified martial law throughout country WASHINGTON Strong New Tunisia ViolenGe Adds to FrenchAfrican Discord Eisenhower had asked for 700 million dollars on rate increases and only 160 million in annual pay hikes Nevertheless prospects are that he will sign the bill A Republican senator reported that Postmaster General Sum merfield strongly endorsed the measure at a White House con ferenceof GOP leaders Monday The senator asking that his name not be used saw this as a Another PARIS M Fighting between French and Tunisian forces erupt ed in Tunisia Thursday heaping new North African troubles on Premier Pierre Pflimlins govern ment President Habib Bourguiba said in Tunis the fighting broke out alter French planes dropped a bomb Wednesday oh the airpor the practice could be a means at Gafsa in south central Tunisia 25 miles from the Algerian bor of abuse As for the ordinance which in creased the mayors salary Judge Wilds ruling said the sole question was whether it was adopted and became effective during the term of office for which he was elected Iowa law provides that no memberof a city or town coun cil shall receive an increase in wages duringthe term for which he was elected The City Council passed the ordinance increasing Mayor Mendons pay on Nov 4 1957 the night before the city election for mayor The ordi nance increasing his pay was published Nov 25 Schanke contended that the mayors new term of office be gan on the day he was elected Nov 4 The salary increase be coming effective Nov 25 the date of publication the petition claims thus raised the mayors salary during the term for which he was elected JUDGE WILD ruled that ac cording to Iowa law the mayors term of office starts on Jan 2 following his election and con tinues to Jan 2 four years later The City Council therefore passed the ordinance and had it pub lished well before Mayor Mendon took office Jan 2 The judge stated in his ruling that there was nothing in the re cord to support any charges of improper influence subterfuge or lack of honest judgment on the Ikes Brother Milton Named FATHER OF YEAR NEW YORK UP Milton S Eisenhower was named Father tne Year Thursday and promptly got from President of the United States his brother Milton Eisenhower president of Johns Hepkinc University was chosen by the National Fathers Committee along with six other fathers outstanding in the fields of sports entertainment and the arts Sunday June 15 has been designated Fathers Day The President sent the committee a letter to read at the ceremony saying he was delighted and commenting It is diffi cult to picture ones youngest brothe as the Father of the Year In my opinion his devotion to own children together with his contributions to all the splendid college students he has develop over the years more than put Milton in the class of outstanding he added der The French had accused Tunisi of trying to provoke a clash with French troops at a time when th government in Paris is trying tc regain control of neighboring Al geria from French rightists FRENCH TROOPS and plane have been technically restrictec to their bases by Tunisian order since the bombing of a borde village in February touched off crisis between France and its for mer protectorate A Conservative leader lent hand to hardpressed Premie Pierre Pflimlin by going off t see Gen Charles de Gaulle who Military sources saidthey be las offered to assumefull powerjlieve one of the Ajax missiles had in France flown a distance and landed in The leader Antoine Pinay was I nearby Raritan Bay Within half reported urging De Gaulle to use a mile of the lanching platform 6 Killed in Nike Missile i Explosions MIDDLETOWN N J Three Nike guided missiles ex ploded at their base here Thurs day Police said possibly 6 per sons were killed and12 injured Dense smoke continued to rise from at least two locations on the Nike of a number of bases guarding the New York metropolitan area TheWeather Mason City Fair and much coole Thursday night with some scat tered frost low near 35 Fair and cool Friday high near 60 Iowa Clearing and colder Thurs day night low3844 northwesl 4450 southeast Fair and cool Fri day cooler southeast portion Minnesota Clearing and coo High Friday 65 GlobeGazette weather data n 8 am Thursday Maximum 79 Minimum 55 At 8 am 55 Precipitation 76 his influence over insurgent mili tary men and French colonials inAlgeria to bow to Paris au thorities PFLIMLIN was speeding prog ress of constitutional reforms aimed at strengthening the exec utive authority and make it more difficult for the National Assem bly to turn cabinets out of office Pflimlins new military chief meanwhile prepared for a mis sion to Algiers aimed at bringing the Gaulltst generals there back under the control of Paris A military envoy from Algiers al ready was in Paris The Premier put his constitu tional proposals in shape for Cab inet consideration in a conference night part of any of the defendants or Wednesday night with political 1 who have given him of any public official of Mason City in connection with the adop tion of the ordinances involved Mayor Mendon said he believes that his expenses sometimes would be above sometimes below the monthly lump sum he has been receiving One day recent ly he pointed out his expense was more than On that day he interviewed the newly hired city engineer had lunch with the engineer and City Council and then drove the man to Rochester to enable him to take the only plane available to return him to his present work em time overwhelming support so far The chief aim is to end the rapid turnover in French cabi nets which has so often stymied French policy and produced the demand for a strongman regime headed by Gen Charles de Gaulle SAME fragments of another missile vere found strewnin the woods mouldering Windows in the area were shat ered The Nike Ajax is equipped and designed to bring down planes flying at altitudes of up to 60000 It is liqued fueled about 20 feet long and about a foot in diameter Downpour Leaves J6 Moisture in Mason City Area There were scattered showers and thunderstorms in northern and parts of central Iowa Wednes day night The thundershower activity de veloped ahead of cool Canadian air which is expected to blanket all of Iowa by Thursday night The Mason City area received 76 of an inch of welcomed mois ture in a downpour that reached torrential proportions The rain started falling shortly before 5 a m and by it had ceased The wave of cool air reached Mason City a few minutes later By midmorning however the sun made its appearance again DIES AT 102 WHITTEMORE Mary Kleinfchn 102 died here Thurs day after a long illness Services will be held in New Hampton at 10 a m Monday SLIGHT IMPROVEMENT ROME Samuel Cardina Stritch showed a slight improv ment Thursday but still was i serious condition following stroke earlier this week strong indication would sign the bill Eisenhower Living Costs Again Soar to New High WASHINGTON The Department reported Thursday that recordhigh food prices pushed living costs to a new alltime peak in April The department said substan ial price increases for fruits vegetables meatspoultry and ish sent the index up twotenths of a percent last month THE APRIL INDEX rose to 1235 of average 194749 prices This was 35 per cent higher than SENATE STAFF EXPERTS said the added revenue from rate increases in the bill now is fig ured at 575 million dollars an nually at full effect instead of the 530 million announced when the moves of air traffic reform shaped up in Congress Thursday They were given impetus by 61 deaths front two civilianmilitary plane collisions within a month A SenateAviation subcommit tee summoned air officials from government the military and in dustry for public questioning about safety measures as planes tered down become ever more numerous and smashed a faster SUBCOMMITTEE Chairman Mike Monroney claimed initial backing from up to a score of senators for a bill he intro duced Wednesday The bill pro poses a unified civiliandirected air traffic control system across the nation Chairman Oren Harris DArk of the House Commerce Commit tee offered a similar measure in the House The legislation is based on recommendations from Ed ward P Curtis when he was a STUDENTS who began the demonstrations to protest school conditions seemed to have lost control to hoodlums Buses stayed in the barns and private cars avoided the downi towm section as violence and de struction raged unchecked 17 The guardsmen appeared to avoiding an open clash They chased away gangs which bat traffic Rights store window and but seemed unable to cope with all the violence THOUSANDS of persons were forced to walk to work The streets in the heart of the down town quarter were strewn with garbage cans At least three homemade gasoline bombs ex ploded in scattered areas Youngsters ranged down Cen tral avenue the citys main thor oughfare smashing parking met ers a year ago There was some good news for housewives how eve r Ewan lague commissioner of labor statistics saidthe big increases are over and overall living costs were peaking out THE DEPARTMENT said some green breans to and onions declined sharply in May Clague said prices may creep up further during the summer but that August is the most logical month for a drop The governments costofliving index has gone up in 18 of the past 20 months It was unchanged in the other two months It last showed a decline in August 1956 About 500000 workers will get wage increases as a result of pay escalation clauses in labor con tracts conferees completed thenwork last Wednesday The compromise bill does not contain the Senate provision per mitting military personnel hav ing Army Post Office or Fleet Post Office addresses aboard to send letters free House conferees insisted on eliminationof the provisida Senate Group Puts OK on Government Jobless Help Plan WASHINGTON Senate Finance Committee Thursday ap proved a Housepassed bill author izing the federal government to advance money to the states for a temporary extension of unemploy ment benefits The vote was 114 Chairman Harry F Byrd D Va said the antirecession meas ure endorsed by the Eisenhower special assistant to President Ei senhower EARLY THURSDAY Capital Airlines reported that an Air Force B47 jet bomber narrowly missed colliding over northern Ohio Wednesday night with an other Capital airliner carrying IS persons The airliner landed safely IVis hours later at Balti more A House government Operations subcommittee under Rep John A Blatnik DMinn planned to open an inquiry into Tuesdays collision between an airliner and a military jet trainer in Mary land This crash cost 12 lives Deputy Sheriff Recovers From Gunshot Wound administration will be brought up for action in the Senate next Tuesday The committee rejected by a 10 4 vote a substitute proposal of Sen Paul H Douglas DH1 to liberalize the emergency measure and to strengthen the unemploy ment insurance system on a per manent basis DIES OF BURNS DBS MOINES UP Dale Radke 33 Des Moines died here Wednesday of burns suffered in a construction accident at Redfield earlier this month Duane Mayfield 34 a Cerro Gordo County deputy sheriff was reported in condition Thurs day in Park Hospital after he ac cidentally shot himself Wednes day night Mayfieldwas shot below the heart when caliber revol ver discharged while he was pre paring to go on duty at 6 pm The accident took place in his apartment at the county jail Mayfield was rushed by ambu lance to the hospital where after preliminary examination he un derwent surgery about 8 pm to Iremove the bullet The National Guard which as both police and army also is the object of the students wrath since a high school boy was killed in a rock and tear gas clash be tween students and Guardsmen Monday Son of Cresco Deputy Dies After Crash s Deputy Don aid Powers found when he was called to an accident scene Wed nesday night that the seriously in jured man involved in the crash was his son The son Charles Powers 30 Cresco died of the injuries Thurs day Powers was summoned to in vestigate the accident five mileis west of here on Iowa 9 A car had pulled put of a country road and smashed into the side of a semi truck Powers one of the first on the scene helped remove his soa from the wreckage of his car NEW FIGHTING BEIRUT Lebanon W days of comparative quiet heavy fighting hasbroken out again in Lebanon A battle between gov ernment forces and a splinter Moslem sect raged around the village of Baalback Wednesday MY NAME IS BILL NICHOLAS Mason City an s Campaign Covers Iowa EDITORS NOTE This it the first of two articles report ing campaign activities of the two candidates seeking the Re publican nomination for gover nor Gov Loveless is unopposed for the Democratic nomination By HARRISON WEBER Iowa Daily Press Writer My name is Bill Nicholas Thousand of lowans have heard that greeting from Lt Gov Wil liam H Nicho las who has lit erally blanketed the state cam paigning for the Repu b 1 i c a n nomination for governor Last Thursday was a typical dayin the Nicholas campaign High lights of the day included NICHOLAS o at Waverly and a speech at Anamosa in the evening Mr and Mrs Nicholas were greeted at the west entrance of he new three story insurance auilding by Harry Hagemann counsel for the Waverly insur ance firm Hagemann also serves as president of the state board of regents Nicholas looking dapper in a dark business suit and a bright red tier got into the swing of things immediately Both he and Mrs Nicholas whom the Lieu tenant Governor affectionately calls Mom started shaking hands and making conversation with the visitors EVERY ONCE and a while he would break away from the crowd to have a private conver sation Once he visited with Rep H R Gross Waterloo Republi can who was on hand for the festivities and later with State dedication ceremonies of theSen J Kendall Lynes Plainficld Lutheran Mutual Life Insurance Republican Nicholas 65 Mason City turkey raiser would always start the conversation by saying My name is Biii Nicholas On sever al occasions he mentioned the point system Its making Chris tians out of Iowa motorists he commented to one visitor He also talked about Waverly and how it had changed since he first knew it He declined to talk about poli tics unless someone questioned him on the subject Before leaving Waverly he dropped in on KVVVY a radio sta tion that had been on the air less than two weeks Nicholas ex plained that he was paying a call to offer congratulations to the newly opened station He con sented to a tape recorded inter view The veteran politician told of serving as Butler County re corder for eight years and at that time how Waverly was consid ered a big city Butler County is adjacent to Brcmer County and Waverly is in the latter NICHOLAS ALSO mentioned tis bell wagon He explained that he had been collecting school and church bells for many years Nicholas was a school teacher at one time They used to give the bells away Then they started charging or for them and now they want or for a bell he said Nicholas said he has 35 or 40 bells in his collection of which 17 are mounted on the bell wagon IM NOT A Johnnycomelate ly Nicholas remarked Where I come from you have to carry water to the elephant for years and years before you can be a candidate for a major office My opponent had never attended a precinct caucus meeting of any kind before coming out Nicholas said without reserva tion he is for the right to work law that is on the present stat utes My opponent has reported ly said he would like to study this law to see if it needs changing 1 dont need to study it I was there ten years ago and voted for it Nicholas said he was opposed to a withholding tax I dont want to put any more work on the men on main street the employers THE LT GOVERNOR said he aelieved we should plug the loop loles in the present tax system and get the money coming to us He suggested that Iowa adopt a microfilming system for state h come tax returns Nicholas has tasted election vic tory at the county and state level and also has swallowed the bitter medicine of defeat If we have the professor for our candidate Ill be fighting for him this fall Ill also accept platform of the Republican party as it is set up in convention thia July he said But do you actually NichoSas continued any Republican candidate can elected on a 3 per cent sales Lax   

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