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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 17, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited lot CITY THI NiWSPAPIR TH AT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL AuocUted fntt htcnuttiontl M MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY I7 Haptr Coniltd a Two Legislature Gets Down to Work After Best Start in DES MOINES law makers expect o set some speed records in the coming weeks the 1959 legislative session Credited in part to what one veteran legislator called to both houses moved swiftly during thefirst week of the session despite consider able time devoted to inaugural proceedings and other routine matters Surprisingly legislators dis patched the routine matters quickly and got down to the problems of organization and legislation with a minimum of bickering Partisanship popped up strongly once during the first four days That was when Senate Re publicans led by majority leader Jack Schroeder of Dav enport formally announced their decision o take away the committee appointing powers of Lt Gov Edward J Me Manusj Keokuk Democrat by revising Senate rules The Republicans designated a Committee on Committees to make appointments to all stand ing committees Thus the Republicans who hold a 3317 Senate majority will name twothirds of lie members on each of the 31 standing committees and let the Democrats have onethird membership Following his inauguration Thursday McManus criticized the GOP majority for stripping him of the traditional commit tee appointing powers Im like a bird who had his wings clipped before he could he said Bolh McManus and Schroeder are expected to announce com mittee appointments Monday The House got off to an even quicker start by naming stand ing committees on opening day Monday Rep Clark McNcal HBcl majority floor leader said Saturday Im more than pleased with progress so far from he standpoint of miming standing committees and the in troduction of He credited he quickaction to togetherness on the part of both parties Of future progress he said 1 hope hat where we differ wo will find a common denomina tor through the legislative pro cess and come to an amiable He said the House probably will set up a culeiulur of bills next week establishing wha he termed a record for early action in the lower house Ry the lime the Legislature recessed Thursday afternoon for the weekend the Semite had in troduced 32 bills and the House 20 Also the lawmakers were considering legislative recom mendations outlined m Gov Hcrschcl Loveless inaugural address They called for reap porliomnont of Hie Legislature sweeping revisions in govern mental c a p i I a 1 improvements at stale institu tions and legislation in the fields of labor social welfare and mental health Sen George OMalley of DCS Moincs minority leader said I hope tho Legislature will Rive first In the recommendation by Loveless changes in the laws instead of spending lime on a mountain of special interest bills now be ing dumped in he legislative Hut hundreds of interest and be ing prepared for introduction in ahead The deadline for introduction of bills by individ uals probably will be a bout leb L Several already read are be ing watched carefully by ob servers There Is a bill in jtlie House to appropriate a million dollars for a slate college student re volving fund A Senate bill also concerned with education would grant pri vate colleges exemption from sales and use taxes Measures have been intro duced to set up a brucellosis disease control program for swine to legalize cigarette vending machines and to au thorize the governor to prepare plans for the reorganization of jlho executive branch of state government Sen J Kendall Lyncs R speaker said Our potent and latent drive shows more session than ever before It wont bo a dragoul j Frigid Weekend Forecast Warmer Trend Delayed lowans had just tas well look forward lo a very cold weekend Temperatures Saturday morn ing were below zero over the en tire state About the only consola tion was that the northwesterly winds were not quite as strong as they were Friday The Weather Bureau still is promising a warm up but its said a warm front from the south which was expected Saturday had been temporarily stalled THE MERCURY fumbled to 11 below zero at Mason City Satur day and was 10 below at Spencer 9 below at Waterloo 7 below at Dubuque and 5 below at Lenox The lows ranged up to one be Ibw at Burlington The Weather Bureau said tem peratures get much above zero Saturday or Sunday Highs of 5 to 15 were forecast for both days IkeMikoyah in 1st Conference KKOM OUR WIKK WASHINGTON President Ei senhowcr and Soviet Deputy Pre mier Aniislnssl Mikoyan con ferred on coltl war problems for an hour and 45 minutes Saturday but the While House said no new proposals were exchanged James C Ungcrly press secre tary said Eisenhower arid Secre tary of Stale John Koslcr Dulles bolh felt that it was a useful dis cussion llagerty said topics ranged from the Berlin crisis to Gcr Miy disarmament increased TO SEE THEMSELVES Fortyone members of Wa TanYe Clubboard buses headed for The Music Man at KRNT Theater Des club is included in the story of Meredith Willsons musical hit The Ma son Cityans are out to see if Willson did right by his hometown in The Music Top readings Friday were from 4 above at Mason City to 16 at Council Bluffs Mason Citys NO ONE INJURED Night Out at Music Man Lows of zero to 10 below are on tap for Sunday The winddriven storm part of massive cold front that en gulfed the eastern third of the na tion with subzero temperatures snow and high down factories offices stores and schools in the SouthBend Mishawaka area Friday Seven teen inches of snow fell ADDITIONAL highway workers were taken on to combat the traf ficparalyzing snows Thousands of workers from the big Stude bakerPackard and Bendix Corp factories were sent Home a four hour trip in some cases Notre Dame University and St Marys College shut down as did ail the citys public and parochial schools Windwhipped snow also piled drifts high on the Pennsylvania Turnpike The fresh snow and previous rains caused the Monori gall elk River lo approach flood stage Temperature readings from Minnesota to Florida indicated the range and intensity of the cold snap The mercury plunged to 25 in northern Min nesota hovered near zero along the southern shores of the Great into the teens in Alabama and Georgia and dropped below the freezing mark Fortyone members of the Ma son City WaTanYe Club planned to see themselves Saturday as others see more specifi cally as Meredith Willson sees Music Willson drew part of his inspira tion for his current musical hit from the Mason City organization and included the club in he opus The MasonCity club members boarded buses Saturday morning for the matinee performance of The Music Man at the KRNT Theater in Des Moines Hundreds of other Mason City ans planned to see the final per formance of the National Com pany in Des Moines Saturday night before it leaves for Cincin nati Besides the WaTanYe Club and the Grandmothers Club House at Lake CLEAR LAKE The Cecil Ditsworth home at 1424 S 3rd St was blownapart Saturday morning but no one was hurt Firemen said a gas explosion in the rear of the house occurred at The explosion in either the kitchen or utility room blew out the concrete block walls of the two rooms and the attached gar age It also lifted the entire roof off the houseand dropped it back in northern Florida buses 296 independent theater goers scheduled eight buses through the Vance Music Co to carry them to Des Moines for the closing performance Following the show a buffet dinner is planned for the Mason Cityans at the Hotel Fort Des It will be Mason Citys night out for The Music Florida Fire Toll May Reach Seven STUART Fia At least three and possibly seven persons were killed Saturday fire swept a small hotel other guests fled into 32degree I weather Mason City Partly con tinued cold Saturday night lows 10 15 below Partly not quite so cold Sun day highs 1015 Iowa Continued cold with con siderable cloudiness west part ly cloudy east Saturday night lows 15 below northeast to zero southwest Sunday partly cloudy west highs 10 northeast to 25 southwest Further cloudy with slowly rising tempera tures Monday Minnesota Continued very cold Highs Sunday 5 below north lo 10 above south Weather Data up to 8 Saturday of place sagging down at the kitchen end of the house Day light can be seen between walls and roof throughout the house Mrs Ditsworth and Mark were in bed at the other end of thebouse and were not injured They were sheltered by a neighbor after the explosion Maximum Minimum At 8 4 and moved later in the day to 319 7th Ave N Fire started in a davenport but was quickly put out by the fire men Ditsworth had gone to work at He is a school custo dian He reported he liad nol it Ihe gat slove in Ihe kilchcn ul made his coffee in an electric coffee maker The walls are still standing around the gas furnace in the middle of the house Executions to Reach 450 Says Castro HAVANA Cuba Fidel Cas tro estimates that 450 persons will die before the current wave of executions ends in Cuba Already 205 persons have been reported shot on charges of crimes against the people during he dictatorship of Fulgencio Ba ista Cuban prisons recently held an estimated to more for trial on similar charges but some have been released and others given jail terms Castro gave his estimate to a crowd of about in front of the presidential palace Friday called for a rally of half a millidn persons in Havana next Wednesday to signify approval of the executions 5 Killed in Argentine Plane Crash BUENOS AIRES MVAn Argen tine ailliner with 52 persons aboard crashed into the Atlantic Ocean Friday night off the sea side resort of Mar del Plata Only one survivor was found Almost four hours after the vn cation flight crashed a man wa found alive on the beach hi clolhes burned or ripped off Al others on Die jilnne apparently perished Only three bodieswere recovered SEARCHERS who weri ham pered by stormy waters said many of those in the plane pre sumably were trapped inside and drowned Among those on the passenger list were Eduardo JJrnun Menen clez one of Argentinas most fa mous scientists and Dr Jose another well known THE CUBAN gtntralfy have applauded the trials and ex ecutions Police broke up 200 per sons in front of a police station Friday demonstrating for lynch ing of one suspeci The actions have aroused sharp criticism in the United States and other countries however Castro invited foreign newsmen and dip CHANGES MIND NEWARK UPI Poet Carl Sandburg telephoned Presi dent Evald P Lawson of Upsala College Friday to tell him he was ready to accept the honorary de gree he turned down 10 years ago because he was too busy lomats to attcild the trials to check their fairness Newspapers in Brazil Peru Ecuador Argentina and Costa Rica have called for a halt to the bloodshed The Uruguayan repre sentative to the United Nations appealed to Provisional President Manuel Urrutia to stop the kill ings scientist There was no immedi ate confirmation that they actual ly had been aboard The plane belonged lo Airlines a new company known throughout the country for its penguin trademark because of flights lo Argentinas cold and bleak southland THE AIRLINER was on a spec ial summertime vacation flight from Buenos Aires to Mar del Plata 240 miles lo the south and then lo Bahia Blanca another 260 miles west R was coming in for a landing at Mar del Plata in windy and rainy weather when it smashed into the ocean aboul J50 yards Kidnaping Charge Fifed by Mother at Decorah D K C 0 R A II A kidnaping charge was filed Kriday night by Marjorie Roderick in Justice of Peace court of Harry Hanson against Clict coowner ot he JGA store here Mrs Roderick accused Allen of kidnaping her daughter Lolclia wife of Ronald Rear the other coowner of the slorc Mrs Rear 22 and Allen have been missin since Thursday Allen Ls the fatherof Uircc dren Mrs Rcnr is checkou clerk at Ihe filorc II is believed Ihcy are heading west in a 1958 Nash Intoxication Count Against Bennett A Webster Dismissed DES charge of iHoxicalipn against Bennett A Webster 35 DCS Moincs al lorncy was dismissed Friday by Municipal Judge Harry R Grund Webster wns arrcsled during an early morning fire Jan 8 MOVING The vacuum cleaner extreme right and other kitchen and utility room the Cecil Ditsworlh home at Clear Lake lie in the backyard An explosion wrecked the southwest corner left of the house while Mrs Dilsworth and two children escaped unharmed in their beds in the opposite comer OTHER Latin American dele gates at the reportedly arc planning a similar appeal Sen Wayne Morse DOre sug gested in Washington that Castro invite observers to check the trial and execution methods II was reported in Washington that career diplomat Philip A Bonsai presently ambassa dor to Bolivia will be the new American ambassador lo Cuba OUTSIDE JOB BOSTON Mass MVAs some 400 patrons watched The Man Inside at the Oriental Theater Friday night a man the with a cash iers strong box containing from shore The nilline said il carried 47 passengers and a crew of five WINTERIZED SAULT Dr William Merlaugh said Saturday a man found frozen stiff had so much alcohol in his blood stream it served as which damaged his home Assislanl Chief of Police Mai colm Dailcy and Assistant County allorney James McKcon rccom mended the dismissal for insuf ficicnt evidence and in the inlcr csl of Dailey said Web ster had been in bed three hours when the fire broke out and thai lie was nol drunk A physician cerfificd o the courl thai Websters inhalalion ol gases and smoke could easily have crcalcd a condition which might have been mistaken for in loxicalion The blaze was believed caused by a smouldering cigarct Dam age Lo Ihe house was esliniatcd at Webster is a native of Mason City trade and a freer exchange of Mikoyan old newsmen on leav ing he White House thai he had passed along lo Ihe President best wishes of Sovicl Premier Nikila Khrushchev for belter re lations between this country and Russia THE RUSSIAN official said El senhowcr hanked him most cordially and asked thai similar greetings and hopes be conveyed to Khrushchev Ho said he and the President agreed that their talk was use a slalemcnt which Hagerty confirmed Hagerty declined lo answer when asked if a possible summit meellng or al leasl a conference of foreign ministers was dis cussed by the President and Mi koyan ASKED IF anything was said about a possible visit by Khrushchev or a trip to Russia by Vice President Richard Af Nixon II ugoriyreplied II wasnt He said his statement thai no proposals were exchanged at he meeting wns intended lo answer stories speculating that omc new moves would be forth during Ihe morning meet Mikoynn speaking through ari nterprclcr old newsmen thai Ihe a Iks were designed lo find out vhal our counlries posilions were on various WE DIDNT conduct negotia tions he said BeforcMhc meeting wilh MikoyV an the President gol a half hour briefly from Secrclary of Slale Dulles Dulles arrived at the White House as scores of uniformed po licemen were deployed in the streets around IheWhile Houseai a sccurily precnulion A squad of inolorcycle policemen accdm lanicd Mikoyan and his parly on Ihcir short drive from Ihe Soviet Embassy lo Ihe While For Mikoyan Ihe mcelingwas he climax of Ihe spcclacular lour vhich had lakcn him around itie United Slates making public and privale selling Ihe So viet pence line and pleading for Irade and bctler relations during Ihe past two weeks Mikoyan next week will head for Florida and a short slay fore reluming lo Russia i SAME DATS 195J2I TOPLEVEL MEETING Anastas Mi koyan Russias deputy premier has been in the United States for nearly two weeks but Saturdays meetirig with President AP Eisenhower was the first between the two With Mikoyan is Russias dor to the U Mikhail Menshikov