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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 3, 1958, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited toe ON CITY ALETTE T H I NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS HOME IDITION VOL LXIV AwocUtwJ United PTCM IntenUttoMl Full 7c Copy MASON THURSDAY JULY 3 195t ThU Paper ol Two 9 Fliers Hoot at Reds Meet Newsmen in E Germany EDITORS NOTE Eact m n officials called in APS Btrlin correspondent Wednes dayand invited him to news conference arranged for nine US soldiers held since June 7 He was driven to a Dresden villa where the men are under house arrest Eight Commu nist reporters attended the con ference The AP man was the American there By SEYMOUR TOPPING DRESDEN East Germany Nine US soldiers imprisoned by the German Communists for 25 days complained Wednesday they being held as political hos tages In a tense news conference put on for them by the Communists they footed at claims that the German Communist regime is a government THEY DISCLOSED they were turned over to Soviet army of ficials when they surrendered to East German police June 7 Their helicopter had strayed across the border between East and West Germany and they were forced to land The Russians turned them back to East German of ficials June 8 and have insisted the problem of releasing them in volves only the United States and East Germany They are holding us as politi cal hostages Maj George E Kemper Escondido Calif cried angrily As senior officer pres ent Kemper acted as spokesman for the Americans Youre a sovereign state but not on ths first night that we were in East Germany Capt Frank Athanason Greenville S C jeered at the East German post ed asthe Communists spokesman Y o some of themen yelled Goldtine Confesses Making Payments to Federal Employes SMASHED BY FLOOD Members of the Exira fire department gather to search this house smashed by flood waters Hundreds of homes other buildings and AP Photofax cars were swept away in western Iowa by the flash floods which caused damage into the millions of dollars Iowas Flood Toll 19 Yule Gifts He Tells Probers WASHINGTON Wi House in vestigators Thursday reported incontrovertible proof that Bernard Goldfine made pay to White House and con gressional employes in both the present and past administrations Goldfine confessed to doing so but said they were for Christmas gifts to poor workers in the government offices And if thats bad Id like to be told about it Goldfine Boston industrialist and friend of presidential aide Sherman Adams was handed a list of 37 names as a second day of hearings under oath got under way One of the recipients allegedly was Laura G Sherman a secre tary to Adams BERNARD GOLDFINE THE EAST GERMAN spokes man said the prisoners would be released quickly if the United States would sign an agreement to recognize the East German re gime as a legal government The men are being held in a greystone villa here They have three bedrooms a dining room a clubroom and a garden court to volleyball They see Com munistline films but Kemper said there has been no intensive effort to instill propaganda The Soviet Union rejecting U S demands for immediate re lease of the prisoners has con tended the case is one solely un der East German jurisdiction The United States refused to grant East Germany diplomatic recognition THE EAST GERMAN retorted that the procedure in handling the men was normal under the mutual troop stationing agree ment between Russia and East Germany Yea said Athanason mu tual agreement or were you get ting instructions The East German did not re ply The tension grew and sweat be gan to drip when an East Ger man reporter referred to a kid naping charge leveled at the Communists last month by US Secretary of State Dulles Thats what it is yelled Lt Thomas J Westbrook Macon Ga We are soldiers and we can do our duty by waiting Kemper declared as the news conference broke up BULLETIN AUDUBON rains of 4 to 6 inches fell north of Audu bon Thursday morning sending another wall of water down the East Nishnabotna River FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES 800 search ers began sloshing through silt Thursday in search of more vic tims and stranded survivors in Many Roads Still Closed by Floods AMES State Highway Commission Cautioned motorists against taking farmtomarket or flash floods that apparently killed 19persons and spread destruc tion through Audubon and Cass counties persons were known to bedead and at least six others were still missing and presumed dead Officials requested 540000 000 from the federal government in flood aid Sheriff Jack Hilsabeck identi fied the body of the last victim found as Charles Wilkins 64 Ex ira AUDUBON COUNTY officials have asked Rep Ben Jensen R lowa to urge President Eisen hower to declare the district a disaster area Officialssaid they had askedfor 40000000 in dis aster funds from the government Rescue workers said the miss ing bodies might have been car Special School Bond Vote Fails CRYSTAL propose bond issue which was voted o here in a special election Wednes day failed to gain the required 6 per cent majority Of a total 58 voles there were 312 for to 25 against the issue The bond was to have been for th purpose of erecting a new schoo building at Wpden to serve th WodenCrystal Lake School Dis trict SINGER DIES PEEKSKILL N Y UPI One of the famous Boswell si ters singing trio Martha 49 die after a long illness Wednesday She and her two sisters Conne and Vet were among the fir singers to introduce swing secondary roads in the Audubon Atlanlic areas unless over offi cially indicated detours Damage as been heavy There is some neway traffic on primary roads ue to paving washed out or un etermined or to washed out loulders Motorists between Des Moines nd Atlantic Council Bluffs lould confine themselves to UJ 6 with alertness for strips of neway traffic Iowa 92 open all e way Roads previously reported losed but open Thursday were fo 83 west of Atlantic No 90 at e s t edge of Des Moines fo 25 south of Guthrie Center fo 60 south of Knoxville Still closed were No 64 closed t Hamlin by bridge out and also t the bridge four miles west of Juthrie Center No 71 closed our miles north of US 6 at the East Nishnabotna crossing but jpen north of this point to Audu Kin with some oneway sections Two Young Flood Victims Were ENGAGED TO MARRY AUDUBON UPI A pathetic story was told about one of the known dead and one of the presumed dead in the floods Wednesday Miss Camille Buckner 21 Scranton who was found dead sev eral hundred feet from the vehicle she abandoned and Max Cornish 23 Bagley still missing were to be married soon They and two other persons apparently panicked when the water reached the floorboards of their car near Hamlin They took off their shoes piled them neatly on the front seat of their car and left leaving the motor and windshield wipers still running They attempted to buck the swirling waters and were drowned Sheriff Jack Hilsabeck said the four would have been abso lutely safe had they remained in their car as water lines showed the depth never passed fender heights The companions were Mr and Mrs Clyde Carrick Bagley They were enroute from Kansas City to Bagley when they were caught by the flood The bodies of the Carricks were found later RISHMAN SAID may have gone to owa 39 closed bridge out at Portsmouth As a precaution against a pre dicted record Raccoon river crest Des Moines officials irtapped plans to evacuate several lundred persons from the low areas in southwesl Des Moines and southern West Des Moines About 75 homes and 15 business places were wiped out by Wednesdays flood in Exira No signs at all have been found of 15 to 20 homes Typhoid shots are being given Exira residents Rackets Group Getting Nowhere With Witnesses WASHINGTON UPI The Senate Rackets Committees in vestigation of the Mafia underworld syndicale is being severely handicapped by the old gangland tradition that silence is healthy if not golden Thus far the committee has been unable to pry loose any in formation from the men who know the Mafia best the mobsters hoodlums gamblers killers and dopepushers who make up itsl membership In its quest for enlightenment on the Mafias interworkings the committee went to the top of the heap Wednesday It tried for about three hours to extract some sort of data from Vito Genovese of New York and New Jersey de scribed as king of the rackets Flood waters inundated the in tersections of highways 34 and 48 in Red Oak Thursday and quickly spread east into three or four blocks into a residential and business district Many families were evacuated HOOVER ARRIVES BRUSSELS UPI Former Pres ident Herbert Hoover arrived at Melsbroeck Airport Thursday to act as President Eisenhowers special representative during three days of American national observance at the Worlds Fair BUT GENOVESE who looks at the world through yellowtint ed glasses refused to divulge the secret of his success He joined the growing list of alleged Mafia members who have taken refuge in the Fifth Amendment to avoid answering committee questions Genovese proved one of the most persistent users of the Fifth Fewer Deaths and Accidents on Roads DES MOINES were 63 fewer deaths and 1475 fewer accidents on Iowa highways in the first half of 1958 than in the first six months of last year the State Safety Department said Wednesday In addition 1627 few er persons were injured in traffic accidents from Jan 1 to June 30 this year than in the same pe riod a year ago The safety department said to tal accidents were down 524 per cent and personal injuries were cut 1617 per cent so far this year as compared with 1957 ried down the Nishnabotna Riv er as far as Hamburg where the river joins the Missouri River Red Cross workers sheltered the homeless and issued appeals for rehabilitation aid Authori ties advised residents of commu nities in the area and administered mass tetanus and typhoid inoculations THE FLOODING began Tues day night when the Nishnabotna River boiled over its banks at Audubon The water swept away five homes at Audubon and as the crest rolled downstream it demolished 24 homes in the Ex iraHamlin area and swept a large ballroom into the middle of Exiras main street I Property crop and livestock destruction was widespread and there were unofficial estimates damage would run into the mil lions of dollars Reports from helicopters circling the area said hundreds of cattle and sheep were seen either floating down the river or lying on the ground where the water had receded RIVERS CREEKS and other small streams flooded over hun dreds of acres of cropland Drain age and irrigation ditches also backed water over the fertile Lishman crops of this predominately agunderstood ricultural area In central Iowa heavy rains were expected to send the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers above flood stage at Des Moines Tracy EddyviHe Indianola and Ottum wa but damage was expected to be confined to lowlying farm lands along the rivers Destruction to highways and highway bridges also was severe Hilsabeck said there was at least onemillion dollars damage to bridges in Audubon County alone The Iowa Highway Commission said 1000 feet of pavement and three bridges were washed out on Iowa 64 between Hamlin and Guthrie Center and US 71 was badly damaged from Hamlin south of US 6 GOLDFINE SAID the gifts ran around and the largest one went to Eugene P Kinnaly ad ministrative assistant to Rep J o h n W McCormack House Democratic leader Goldfine said he had known Kinnaly for many years Robert WLishman counsel for the House subcommittee in vestigating Goldfines relations with Adams and with other pf f i c i a Is and federal agencies handed the list of 37 names 0tQ Goldfine Llshmari asked him to identify the persons Lishman said he was trying to find out what happened to three quarters of a million dollars worth of Goldfine company checks that remain outstanding and still uncashed over a long period of time Setback for President on Foreign Aid WASHINGTON House handed President Eisenhower a stinging setback Wednesday by cutting foreign aid funds mil lion and ignoring his warning that its action will encourage Com munistimperialists After beating all attempts to restore funds chopped taut by its appropriations committee t h e House passed and sent to the Sen ate by a rollcall vote of 253126 a bill putting up in new cash to finance theaid pro grarnfduring the fiscal year tha started Tuesday Eisenhower had asked for S3 950092500 The House cut tha millions and voted to ap prppriate millions less tha Rebels to Free More Captives 5 Return From Cuban Jungle GUANTANAMO BAY Cuba Fidel Castros rebels are ex ecled to proceed speedily with he release of more kidnaped Americans now that a U S con ul has brought the first five aptives out the jungle safe nd sound Park Wollman U S consul at Santiago flew into this big U S naval base Wednesday aboard a Navy helicopter with five 12 engineers seized by Castros men at the Moa Mining Co in northeastern Cuba last Thursday night IN ALL the rebels kidnaped 48 Americans and 3 Canadians and spirited them into the mountains of Oriente from which Castro has carried on his guerrilla cam aign Among those seized were 29 American Bailors and Marines rom the Guantanamo base Wollam and Vice Consul Hen ry Wiecha vjere sent over the veekend to make contact with he rebels Wiecha remained in he hills to continue negotiations Wollam indicated those still teId would be freed soon He said ic ered in various camps They are iIpf the men cemen scat small rebel all and thechecks federal em ployes who may have been too bashful to get them cashed Is it not a fact Lishman asked that a treasurers check is purchased in the name of the person that is to deceive it and masks the identity of the person who gives the check Goldfihe disagreed saying that a letter always goes along with these checks explaining who they are from Yes but your name never appears on the check Lishman insisted Goldfine if he a treasurers asked that check was good indefinitely or until the issuing bank went bank rupt whereas a personal check expired by law unless cashed within a year of issuance Congress authorized last week i a separate enabling law The to tal approved is les than the program was given las year Only a few hours the House actedEisenhower made a third that Congress not fol low the appropriations committee recommendations He made simi lar appeals last Friday and again Tuesday Only Seven Cases of Polio in Iowa to Date DES MOINES polio cases three of them paralytic were reported in Iowa during the first half of this year the State Health Department said Wednes day Clay Des Moines and Mills counties had one paralytic case each The four nonparalytic cases were in Clay DCS Moines Polk nd Brenner counties in good health he said EDWARD CANNON 53 Corn wall Ont said he was present at the conference with Raul Cas tro the rebel leader er of Fidel promised to stop kidnaping foreigners Others in the Moa group re leased were Henry Salmonsbni 46 Portland Ore Anthony Chamberlain Coral Gables Fla I ONLY LEARNED that to day Goldfine replied I never knew that until today Goldfine admitted he claimed as business expenses on his in come tax returns the favors he gave Adams He offered to pay whatever the Internal Revenue Service wants to assess him Goldfines professed willingness to adjust his tax returns did not quiet his critics who renewed calls for Adams resignation Nor did it halt any Internal Revenue Service investigation into the tax matter Amendment ever to appear be fore the committee He used it about 200 times Late in the day Genovese was joined at the witness table by Michael Miranda described as his associate THE HEAVILYACCENTED Miranda pleaded possible self incrimination but had a lot of trouble saying it Kennedy sug gested his attorney write it out for him but Miranda said I aint got no glasses SAME BUck flat me ta THE LIST of dead or missing and presumed dead included Mr and Mrs Mads Marcus sen Exira Mr and Mrs John Parsons and their grown daugh ter Exira Mrs Dalton Hanson Audubon Russell Smith Exira Harry Wiges Exira Franklin Wiges Audubon Darwin Kuntz weiler Audubon Donald Byriel Audubon Donald Eaton Audu bon Mr and Mrs Clyde Car rick Bagley Max Cornish Bag ley Camille Buckner Scranton Ray Kecran Guthrie Center Mr and Mrs Charles Wilson Audubon New Sharon Driver Killed in Accident NEW SHARON Ross 55 New Sharon was killed in a collision at a county road intersection about six miles soiilh of here Wednesday night The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy Thurs day night through Friday with occasional showers and thun derstorms Chance of locally heavy rains Thursday night Low Thursday night 6265 High Friday knv 80s Iowa Partly cloudy with scat tered showers and thunder storms Thursday night and Fr day No important tempera lure changes Low Thursda night in 60s Minnesota Scattered sh o w e r s little temperature change Hig Friday 7888 GlobeGazette weather data u to 8 am Thursday Maximum Minimum At 8 am 83 63 72 Howard A Roache Watertown N Y and William Roster 63 Akron Ohio They looked wearyafter five days in captivity Some were unshaven and most wore dirt stained clolhes But they praised their captors and Chamberlain said a rebel doctor treated him for his chronic headaches We were treated fine all tho time and made a lot of friends said Salmonson llth ABLAST WASHINGTON nuclear blast the llth an nounced test in the current Paci fic test series was setoff Wed Inesday at Bikini Atoll INSIDE RUSSIA TODAY Russians Want Peace but Gamble for World EDITORS NOTE This is ont in series of articles based on John Gunthers new book In side Russia Today By JOHN GUNTHER The Russians want peace but hey are still gambling for the vorld The Soviet Union in the event of atomic war would almost cer ainly lose its precious new in dustrialization since industrial cities would be bombed Indus rialization is the chief re ward the Krem in has given its people for the Spartan sacri fices that have been demand ed for this rea son as well as ilhers the Rus sians will be GUNTHER wary of risking war THE CHIEF DANGER of wa is in Ihe realm of blunder On khe other hand the Kremlin know just as the United States knows hat a point could be reached in an international altercation that could make war inevitable and herefore it is unlikely that the soviet Union under present cir cumstances will go too far Dane ng on the brink whether by Mr Dulles or anybody else is ticklish business Meantime Soviet foreign poli cy has three permanent over riding principles First perpetua tion of the regime Second the closest wariness and vigilance to forestall dissipate or counter act any consolidation of force against the regime and its satel lites and to attack by all indirect means such consolidations that already exist like NATO Third as to the rest of the world pick up pieces where they fall Soviet policy goes by zigzags although the end is always the same In the old days this zig zagging was most conspicuous geographically an almost rhyth mic alternation took place be tween attention to Europe and to the Far East Zigzagging occurs today in toughness of thrust the   

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