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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 21, 1958, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited ioc HlNEWSPAPIftTH AT M A K I S ALL N 0 RTH 10 WA N S N El GH 0 I S HOME EDITION VOL H MM run MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 21 19SI Paper of tn Two Men Nabbed Following Complicated Bank Robbery at Correctlohvilte j PfkRRWPTTryMVTTTr fix un m CORRECTIONYILLE Two men chatted amicably with a bank presidents wife while they awaited his arrival home Wednesday night and then forced the banker to open the bank vault and took about r Within two hours of the mid night departure of the bandits from the bankers house one of them was captured at Sioux City 30 miles west of here iri a car thex two men were Nucl using The other was caught later in a taxicab at the north edge of Qnawa P S Hart 48 president of the Corn Belt State Bank said he returned home about 9 pm from a fishing outing after wprk Wednesday arid was accosted as he walkedvin the door He said the bandits hadvisit ed for 30 minutes wUhhis wife he returnedShe was unaware of the purpose of their visit at Hart said one man suddenly pulled out a gun and the other a switchblade knife and then they tied the couple hand and foot on a double bed in thebed room After about 30 minutes of co ercion Hart said he gave the men the vault combination He said they were not beaten but one bandit threatened the gun would make A big hole in him if he didnt give them the combination While one man went to the bank with Harts office keys and the combination the other freed the couple and let them watch television Later the ban dit returned after being unable to open the vault and had Hart accompany him back to the bank Hart said he and the bandit came home and then the man made a third trip to the bank and got the money Hart esti mated the loss at between 000 and and said a safe inside the vault could not be opened because it had a time lock The Harts who have no chil dren were bound a second time and the men left the house Hart said he freedhimself with a penknife which had fallen from his pocket He said the bandits alsotook from his wallet Chief of Detectives Harry Gib bons of Sioux City identified the man takenin custody there as George 26 who said he came to Omaha recently from Chicago The other man captured near Onawa was Darwin Coon 26 SiouxCity Police Chief James OKeefe said Blake admitted the rob bery and said he met his ac complice at the Hill Hotel in Omaha four days ago The bank money was recovered in the car the two men were using he said Gibbons said Blake also ad mitted taking at the Hol lywood Theater and about or the Smith Electric Co both in Sioux City during breaking early Wednesday Hart said one of the men had been in the bank earlier Wed nesday arid inquired about rent ing a house He said the man told him he planned to opena radioand television repair shop here r The president a banker for 20 years said he told the man he would let him know later if he found something It apparently was on that prer text Hart said that his wife had let them in the house The robbery was the first at this small town bank Hart saidhe wished I had stayed fishing st Controls Plan Rev Tells of Harriman ii WASHINGTON Robert Barney Baker admitted Thurs day he probably bragged hehad a close friendship with Gov Averell Harriman of New York LitUe white lies1 he said I might have been bragging the 300pound aide to Teamster President James R Hoffa sheep ishly told the Senate Rackets In vestigating Committee I really didnt know Harriman A few minutes earlier Baker had sworn that his divorced wife and an exsweetheart were lying they testified Baker often with the New York Democratic Governor Bakers wife Mpllie testified Tuesday that Baker often told her he and Hamman iwere of friends JUST BEFORE B a k er was asked aboutMbllie Bakers testi mony denied any knowl edge of or handin a variety of crimes including killings beat ings and traffic in stolen jewels Baker denied he ever had heard of Dave Prpbstein an Indiana polis lawyer businessman who vanished in 1956 and is presumed tobe dead Probstein had had some business troubles with Teamsters Mollie Baker had quoted Baker as telling her once of anassign ment to go to Indianapolis to take care of a shyster lawyer for Hqffa She said she didnl know the mans name Baker said he could not recall any such con versation and that he has no idea of what happened to Probstein Mollie Baker said her mar riage broke up over Bakers at tentions to a Miami blonde who had been convicted of slaying an other boy friend BAKER SWORE to the senators that he didnt use Teamsters money to support the blonde in luxury in 1955 He said he couldnt remember exactly where he did get the money Baker a a week Teamsters Union organixcr at the time saic the funds he put out for blonde Ruth Brougher was nothing like the to she has testi fied he lavished on her He se the figure at or Pressed by the Senate Rackets Investigating Committee to tell the source of the thousands the 300pound Baker pleaded I can remember I dont want to per jure myself Iowa angles entered into the hearing several times Wednes day Invstigators developed tha there have been close ties be tween Baker and Lou Farrell Des Moineo former beer distrib utor Staff investigator Pierre Sal inger said he had traced 40 long distance calls between Baker am Fairell in 1956 and 1957 terming Farrell a gangster emissary to Iowa from the Capone mob in Chicago BAKER CONCEDED only tha Farrell was a dear friend ant asserted he could not recall any exchange ofmoney with Farrel in connection with settlement o a teamsters strike against the Midwest Burlap Bag Co De Moines Committee Counsel Kenned later told newsmen the strike settlement brought no benefits t workers and was used to preven the textile workers union from organizing the plant From the Start Johnny Really DIDNT HAVE A CHANCE KNOXyiLLE Tenn UPI As the only male contestant in a 4H Club baking contest John Mulling 16 didnt have a chance really He whipped up a batch of biscuits Wednesday put them in the oven and stood by to wait A young lady contestant sidled up and engaged John hi conversation He joined in politely Finally the girl moved on and John remembering made a dash for the oven His biscuits were burned to cinders on Schools Reserve DES MOINES UP The State Board of Public Instruction had under reyiewThursday two appeals on school district reorganization proposals Decisions are expected to be handed down at the boards next meeting Aug 29 Hearings on the appeals were held here Wednesday Involved were the proposed Nora SpringsRock Falls District and an attach ment of an area to the Tripoli District J C Wright state superintendent of public instruction told each group thedecision will sased primarily on the lawarid welfare of the children i SCHOOL BOARDS in Floyd Mitchell and Cerro Gordo Coun ties set up the proposed Npra SpringsR o c k Falls TJistrJct an June The district 12 miles long and 10 miles wide has an antici pated enrollment of 710 students Robert Shepard Mason City attorney speaking for the objec tors said creation of the new district six different dis tricts was not large enough to get the full benefit from reor ganization He said only Rock Falls in Cerro Gordo County and Nora Springs in Floyd County now operate schools Shepard said there were no community ties and little com munication between Rock Falls and Nora Springs He urged the Rock Falls District be available for possible reorganization of the Mason City Community School District by 1961 FRED ONTJES Mason City attorney said these people vote adding that 190 persons in the Rock Falls District had signed for the election James Smith Charles City at torney said This is thefirst time the stateboard has been asked to save an area The Mason City taxpayers want a broader tax base The Tripoli District hearing in volved whether a county board can attach aa area of less than four sections The Bremer County Board attached land to Tripoli but it was argued the area should go to Fredericks burg Garner OKd GARNER The Army Corps of Engineers has been authorized to solicit bids for the construction of an Army Reserve Center a Garner according to a telegram received from Merwin Goad Re presentative in Congress from the 6th District This is to be a oneunit modi fied 100man reserve center Es timated cost is Capt Ivan Norstrud Britt com manding officer of the Reserve unit here is at Camp McCoy and could not be reached for a state ment According to E G Greimann a local contractor a firm o Omaha suppliers Jias furnishec the following specifications The center is to be a 52 x 83 foo building with masonry walls brick facing with reinforced con crete footings and foundation walk It is to be of flat roof con struction on a precast roof slab Work is to be started 10 day after the contracts are let anc to be completed in 300 calendar days Bids are to be opened Sept 18 ANOTHER LAUNCHING SET CAPE CANAVERAL Fla W The Army appeared Thursday t be preparing a JupiterC rocke for another Explorer satellit launching Princess Still Single at 28 Losing Every Year LONDON UPl Princess Mar garet became 28 Thursday and automatically began losing an other 9000 year Thats what it cost Queen Eliz abeths pretty sister not to have a husband Margarets matrimonial losses are figured this way Parliament in 1937 granted her an annuity of 6000 pounds on attaining the age of 21 or upon marriage In 1952 Parlia ment increased the amount to become payable on marriage to 15000 pounds a year This of course means that it costs her 9000 pounds every year she re mains single Shed no tears for Margarets financial situation however She is loaded By law she and other mem bers of the royal family are ex empt from paying income tax They pay no inheritance tax Margaret is known to have been left substantial sums by her father King George VI and her grandmother Queen Mary She pays no rent at Clarence House or at Royal Lodge Wind sor Great Park her official res idencesShe shares her resi dences with her mother the Queen Mother which means paying only half the food elec tricity gas coal and water bill She celebrated her birthday in Scotland as the Queens guest at A small family dinner party was on tap for the evening after a royal family picnic on the shores of Lock Muick But shes still out another 9000 pounds And unless its the best kept secret in the High lands no suitor is coming through the rye Judges Decision Little Rocks Bid Granted ST LOUIS 8th Circuit U Si Court of Appeals Thursday granted a stay to its decision which would return seven Negro students to Central High School at Little Rock At Little Rock Supt Virgil Blossom immediately announced hat Central High thus would open Sept 2 as an high IChopl r Chief Justice Archibald K Gard ner announced from his home at iurbn Sf the sevenjudge court had agreed to grant the tay G ardner who wrote the only dis ientinthe 61 decision thatover urried US District CourtJudge larry s J was grantedso the LittleRocJtSchool Board could appeal to the Su preme Court THESTAY ORDER will be in effect until the Supreme Court acts on the School Boards peti tion for review of the decision The Supreme Court is in summer recess until Oct 6 The School Board has one week to file notice of appeal here and file the application for review with the Supreme Court The clerk of the appeals court Robert Tuckersaid a motion filed by the National Assn for the Advancement of Colored Peo ple and the attorney for the Negro students would be denied This motion asked that the ap peals court issue its mandate on its decision reversing Judge Lem ley immediately THE NAACP had said that Judge Lemleys order would still be in effect when school starts Sept 2 at Little Rock if the man date wasnt issued immediately Judge Gardner said thatthe seven judges of the Circuit Court had previously agreed to the de lay which was asked this morn ing in an application filed by the board Judge Gardner said that the order granting the stay would probably be filed Friday morn ing in St Louis Heavy Rains Drench Portions of Iowa Sunny cool and pleasant weath er favored lowans Thursday af ter thundershowers Wednesday afternoon which dumped up to 275 inches of rain at Bellevue southeast of Dubuque Many other places also had more than an inch of rain They included Iowa Falls 252 and Popejoy 112 Clarion had 63 Ma son City and points further north however didnt have a drop TRADE BILL SIGNED WASHINGTON W President Eisenhower capped a major ad ministration victory by putting his signature Wednesday to a four year extension of the reciprocal trade program SAME nuclear1 testcbiK trbl ended Thursday after recphiiv mending a worldwide system inspection stationsto future toban nuclear j Thepeight nation V held a final formal sessibniafv which japart of th agreement reached w a conferenceVwaJi confined istrictly to questions The wereJnstructed iari but only to make recpmirienV iations v to the 1 goyeranients oil low i OBSTACLE COURSE Theutility pole to wait for ie planted in the center of this road near paved around it Thus the road remains Pittsburgh is noviriirageGrews en closeduntil the utility company gets gaged in widening the road were unable around to pulling itout Court Order Averts Rail Strike Now CHICAGO last minute court order headed off at least temporarily a strike called for Thursday by the Order ofRail road Telegraphers against the Chicago and North Western Rail way The scheduled strike could have shut down the railroads 18000 man operations throughout a nine state area The AFLCIO union called thestrike following a dis pute over job security Federal Judge Joseph Sam Per ry issued the restraining order late Wednesday and promised a full hearing of the case Monday UNION ATTORNEY Lester E Schoene said order seri ously damaged the bargaining power of this union and related unions Telegrapher President George E Leighty warned I may not be able to hold the men back until the Monday hearing THE STRIKE CALL was the re sult of a company announcement that it would close 123 oneman stations in Iowa and South Da kota The public service commis sions of the two states have au thorized the closures Edgar Vanneman attorneyfor the said the strike would cost the company per day and would deprive 80000 persons of daily transportation Perry ordered the railroad to post bond to cover any damages which might later be awarded the union Like a True Politician He Doesnt Miss a Bet DENVER Cold State Sen Charles Bennett interrupted a campaign speech Wednesday to shout This house is on fire Soon three companies of fire men were searching the house for the origin of smoke A burning roll of toilet paper was found be lieved set afire by children Ben net throughout the commotion passed out campaign buttons and cards to firemen and onlookers alike The Weather Mason City Fair and a little cooler Thursday night low 47 52 Partly cloudy and a little warmer Friday high 7782 Iowa Mostly fair Thursday night and Friday Cooler southeast Thursday night lows mostly in 50s Continued mild Friday Minnesota Fair and cool High Friday 75 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum 86 Minimum 53 At 8 am 63 Sports Bulletin DARIEN Conn Les Mason City Iowa defeated Mrs Dana Brown Palmdale Calif 8 and 6 in their fifth round match in the U S Womens Amateur Golf championship Thursday Mrs was one under par with a U to roll up a seven margin on first AP Photofax REGATTA QUEEN Nancy McElroy daughter of Secretary of Defense and Mrs Neil Mc Elroy is the queen of the 1958 Presidents Cup Regatta Shell receive her crown from her father at the big ball Sept 19 Tile races are held annually on the Potomac River at Washing ton D C Plan on Mideast Under Study UNITED NATIONS N Y The Arab countries includinj proWestern Lebanon and Jordan Thursday gave their final ap proval to a Middle East peace formula expected to bring a quick end to the session o the UN General Assembly The plan agreed on tentativelj Wednesday in a rare demonstra ion of Arab harmony appearet leaded for unanimous adoptior in the 81nation Assembly The plan was an Arab modifi cation of a Westernbacked Nor wegian resolution now pending before the Assembly and botl contained key points suggestec by Secretary General Dag Ham marskjold and President Eisen hower BUT THE ARAB resolution shied away from specific endorse ment of earlier proposals fo either a UN police force o more UN observers in thi Middle East Ljke the Norwegian resolution he Arab proposal calls on Ham marskjold to make arrangements hat would permit withdrawal o J S troops from Lebanon am British forces from Jordan A new feature is a reaffirma tion of the Arab nations pre vious pledges not to interfere in each others affairs pledge which the Lebanese and Jordan ian governments have charge President Nassers United Ara Republic with ignoring consist ently THE PLAN was cabled to th Arab capitals for approval If thi last hurdle is cleared the resolu tionmight be presented to tht Assembly Thursday an Aral spokesman said If it is adopted the session might end Thursda night or Friday An American spokesman the U S delegation thoroughly approves the Arab countries try ing to deal themselves with th problem of protecting the inde pendence of each of them But h stopped short of outright endorse ment of the new proposal sayin that the American delegates wei ghing it close study US May Agree to ADVANC E WORD of ment was in Washing ton g h t that the United States about ready to announce a temporary suspension of N nuclear weapons The Soviet Unioh announced i unilateral test suspension 1 a s t March The third power Britain is start a new series of tests in the Pacific The experts urged that control station staffs should have i com plete freedom of mpvement for onthersppt investigations an d that stations beset up at sea as well as on land An announcement said the com bined use of the various methods for detecting nuclear ex plosions could make control of test ban feasible specific The annouhcement did not ex plain these limits The conferences published find ings Sid not recoriimehd any def inite number of control stations nor a maximum effective distance between tne stations THE ANNOUNCEMENT listed the following methods to be used by the control stations Collecting radioac tive debris recording seismic acoustic and hydroacoustie waves and the radio signal method together with the use of onsite inspection of unidentified events which might be suspected of being nuclear explosions In Washington many cheered the report that the United States may announce a temporary suspension of nuclear testing Sen Humphrey DMinn chair man of the Senate Disarmament subcommittee said in an inter view his staff had been informed such a step was under considerji tion A temporary suspension on part as a prelude to negotiation of a safeguarded agreement would be good sound public Humphrey said It would win us friends around the world and put us out in front in the disarma ment field The White House declined either to confirm or deny the report which came from an informed source The source asking to re main anonymous said the gov ernment hopes a temporary halt might pave the way to a perma nent international agreement for a test suspension with adequate safeguards TOO MUCH TO TAKE CREIL France Totis 60 died of a heart attack Wednesday after reading his aix nual income tax demand from the government   

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