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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 12, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited ior MASON CITY GLOBE The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbor s HOME EDITION VOL Associated and United International Full LCIM MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 12 1959 7o Copy Tlili Paper of Two NO Tells of Verdict by Gang Probers Jukebox Inquiry WASHINGTON Mi A New York Cily delective lestified Thursday gangland overlords meeting in Apalachin reprieved a racketeers death sentence but fined him for his activilies in the jukebox business LI James S Mooney of Ihe criminal intelligence squad said police informalion is that the individual was Carmine Lom bardozzi Brooklyn a hoodlum with a long record Mooney told Ihe Senale Labor Management Committee t h a t Lombardozzi was not permitted to attend a hearing on his case at an alleged crime convention at Apalachin in November 1957 Instead Mooney said Lombar dozzi was forced lo cool his heels in a garage while awaiting the verdict PERSON was sched uled to be Mooney testi fied but instead his situation was considered by a council made up of certain higherrank ing individuals at Earlier in connection with tes timony by Benjamin Gottlieb head of the Majestic Operating Brooklyn jukeboxvending machine firm Lombardozzi had been identified as a powerful figure in the New York and Brooklyn coin machine business Gollliebs testimony was billed as part of the background AT riuilofax MEDITATE ON LINCOLN President Eisenhower examines a small bust of Abraham Lincoln as he at president ofthe Lincoln Memorial group of the District of Columbia which sponsored tho dinner tends a dinner on the eve of Lincolns 150th birth day anniversary At right is Rep Fred Schwengel HOUSE AMENDS PROBE RESOLUTION Ai riiotoiax FLOOD AREA Map Peru hardest hil by flood waters of Ihe Wabash River Families were eva cuated at Logansporl and La fayette and workers at West Terrc Haute battled lo keep pace with the rising waters against which the LaborMan agement Committee wLTallempt lo piercethe secrecy that has surrounded the Apalachin meet ing since the police raided it in November 1957 and rounded up 58 assorted mobsters and others Gottlieb lold a story of shake downs he saidbe was forced to pay to protect his year business against inroads fromrival firms he said were involved withracketeers t THE COMMITTEE counsel Robert F Kennedy in question ing a witness Wednesday re ferred to the Apalachin meet ing and a penalty he said was imposed on a Mr Lombardoz End Tax Audit Delay Loveless JTROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DES C Loveless charged Thursday employes of the state gas tax division should have their rec ords pretty well fixed up if the Legislature slalls ils investi gation for Ihree or four more weeks Loveless accused Ihe Legisla lure of delaying tactics so the records can be altered before auditors start invesligaling Ihe office If no aclion soon 1 will just discharge the audit commission and forget aboul Loveless said Loveless said he had im pounded a quantity of waste pa per from the fuel tax office and it will be used in the audit in vestigation The slate is paying a month for storage of this wasle he said Aboul an hour later the Iowa Kennedy told would be teslimony linking the Apalachin meeting to committee charges that gangsters and cor rupt labor leaders have con spired to seize control of the nations lucrative coin machine business Milton Green a Brooklyn and Coney Island coin machine op erator testified Wednesday he was ambushed and beaten with steel bars seven months ago for opposing a deal between an as sociation of operators and Teamsters Union Local 266 of New York He said the local is run by gangsters Previously Charles Lichtman secretary of Local 245 of the United Coin Machine Workers Union in New York City had lold of threats beatings the sale of a union contract and other happenings in the fight for control of the coin machine in duslry in ihal area Republican Party in Iowa Now Minority lemeyer DES MOINES ffi The Republican Party in Iowa now is the minority party after two decades of political dominance in the state its state chairman charged Thursday At the same lime L L Jurgemcyer asked that he be re tired as stale chairman about May 1 and recommended Dial a paid fulltime chairman be appointed In an unusually frank report on the partys position Jurge meyer urged Republicans to stop living in the past and to assume the responsibility for good party organization The fact is that Iowa today Democratic state not a Republican he said Yet this fact is neither understood believed nor accepted by the rank and file of the parly ils supporters its workers ils or for Ihal matter the press of Ihe In a 31page printed pocket sized booklcl which he called a Blue Print for Jurgemeyer said Our party has been in deep trouble politically Now Its Rain for lowans Shrinkageof Storm Lake Discussed at Legislative Dinner DES MOINES UFi Concern over the shrinkage of Storm Lake which has slowly been los ing its water level was aired al a dinner for Iowa legislators Wednesday night The dinner was sponsored b in this slate for a number of he said The chairman blamed weak party organiza tion and factionalism for the decline which he said slarled in Mason City Rain and wanner Thursday night low in the mid 30s Friday rain changing to snow and turning colder high in the mid 30s Iowa Rain or llumdershowers Thursday night and warmei southeast rain or snow and turning colder northwest low about 15 northwest to mid 30s soulheasl Friday rain or showers soulheasl rain chang ing to snow central and snow colder except highs lower 20s northwest soulheasl northwest to upper 30s soutli east Further Satur day clearing and turning colder Minnesota Turning colder snow High Friday 25 members of the Storm Lak Chamber of Commerce whi came lo Des Moines in three chartered buses The delegation said that th fourth largest bod of water has dropped to an average depth of 18 inches due to silting evaporation and drought The group asked support foi From heavy snow to a general some plan to restore the water the Iowa weatherjievcls One proposal before the picture The warming JLegislaturc is to dredge the trend whichjlake erect a siltcontrol dam favored Ihe slate Thursday afterjand sink lest wells for addi a long period of severe winterjtional sources of water These conditions was continuejprojccis would cosl money thai until Friday ithc state wouid have to supply The mercury zoomed into Ihe 30s in North Iowa following bej pavor J1QO Pensions low zero readings and a 10inch ravor rensions low zero readings snow Rainfall was nol expecled lo be greal however and there were indications it would turn for World War 1 Vets COUNCIL BLUFFS sions of a month for vcler inlo snow by Friday as colderjans of WorId War I will be air will move in from the north wesl The warming trend reached North Iowa shortly before mid night Wednesday The mercury rose from a low of 11 degrees lo 25 by 8 a m Thursday DR TAYLOR DIES BOSTON Wl The Rev Dr Dexler Taylor 83 a pio asked of Congress by Iowa vet erans of lhat conflict Clarence W Johnson vice commander of the Iowa Depart ment said Thursday a delega tion from this slate will attend legislative dinner in Washington Feb 18 lo discuss the pension program with con gressional leaders Johnson and others in the delegation will neer in Congregational andjbe Iowa Department Com Prcsbylerian missions in Southjmandcr Thomas P Moore Lis Africa who translated the cntirejbon George J Wine Bible into the Zulu language English and Hubert Swift Manlican National Committee this ng 48 pints of blood during a IF THE Republican Party is to rebuild in Iowa the sins of a party built upon one party domination must he said No longer can we be cas ual towards issues or produce anything than Ihe best as can Jurgemeyer also said he fav ored hiring professional fund raising assistance either as an employe of the Stale Central Committee or as a retained rep resentative of a recognized fiind raising firm No longer s it possible for a few people o finance a political ic said He further recommended a paid vice chairman and two ield men one to in he 15 largest counties and the other to specializein the matters the less populous areas of the state GlobeGazette weather data p lo 8 Thursday Maximum 25 Minimum 11 At 8 25 EAR AGO Maximum 10 Minimum 5 House passed a resolution set ting up a legislative committee lo oversee Ihe investigation of charges that the office has lost millions of dollars in uncollcclcd gas taxes The Senate resolution amend ed by the House would appro priate lo pay Ihe expense of the probe However Rep A C Hanson RInwood said action on the resolution would allow enough lime for auditorsconducting Ihe investigation to report their findings to the Legislature be fore it adjourns IF NECESSARY session could be Hanson said We are willing lo lake all necessary sleps to correct any shortcomings or mistakes which the auditors may discov r in the division he said The vote on the resolution was 981 with Rep Robert E Mag gcrl IlAfton votingagninsl it The Mouse amended the reso lution which has passed the Senale lo end Ihe work of Ihe THINK too that in Polk Scott Linn Wooclbury and Black lawk counties a fulflime sccre ary should be employed and icrmanenl offices ic said In counties such as Dubuque Pottawattamic Clinton Wapel o Des Moines Ccrro Gordo Vebster and possibly some oth rs I believe that a parttime aid secretary is To finance these offices Jurge icyer suggested increased fund aising at the local level Jurgemeyer said Ihe slales uota to be provided thr Rcpub Eddleman to Head Forces in Europe WASHINGTON UP LI Gen Clyde D Eddleman was named Thursday lo command all U S Army forces in Europe President Eisenhower sent to Ihe Senale Eddlemans nomina tion for promotion lo full general when he lakes Ihe posl on April 1 Eddleman now commanding general of Ilic 7lh Army Eu rope will succeed Maj Gen i Henry I Modes who is retiring March 31 Ike to Take Part in Seaway Dedication WASHINGTON W President and Mrs Eisenhower will join Quepn Elizabelh in Canadian ceremonies opening the SI Lawrence Seaway The While House said Wednesday night the Eisenhowers will fly lo Montreal June 26 for the ceremonies near there at SI Lambert Lock The Eisenhowers will join the Queen and Prince Philip aboard the royal yacht Britannia al Mont real GETS PIN NASHVILLE Tcnn Arthur H Johnson received a s i xgailon p i n Wednesday rom he Red Cross for don at JOman legislative committee on July 1 Any investigation after thai would be carried on under Ihe Legislatures Interim Com mittee THE BILL was sent back to the for a vole on the amendment Don Kimball led the House debate in favor of Ihe audit f am not charging dishonesty al this Kimball stressed LBut I am charging inefficiency and gross Arfny Balloon Goes Aloft 28 Miles FORT MQNMOUTH N J experimental Army weather balloon soared to an altiludc of almost 28 miles Homage Pa id to Lincoln Eulogies Led by President iiv THK ASSOCIATICO IKIJSS The nation Thursday observe the anniversary of Ih birlh of Abraham Lincoln will both simple and clahoralc cere monies Meetings a n d celebrations honoring the Civii War presi den I hit a peak for 1959 111 Lincoln Scsquicentcnniu Year President Eisenhower led the tribute saying Lincoln belongs not only to the apes bnl to lui inanity A joint session of Congrcsj was addressed by Carl Sand burg Lincoln biographer atit heard actor Frcdric iUarch rent the Gettysburg Address ABRAHAM LINCOLN Jongs lo many countries be cause lie stands for decency lonesl dealing plain talk anc unny Sandburg said Eisenhower attended a me nodal dinner Wednesday nighi n a Washington hotel Two former chief executives llci bcrl Hoover and Harry Tru man scnl letters lo be rcul al flic gathering sponsored by the Lincoln Group of the Dis rid of Columbia Prcsidenl Eisenhower shar ing Ihe program will he fit Richard S M Em rich of the Episcopal Dio cese of Michigan said it was the hope ofAmericans and of freedoms sentinels everywhere thai The spirit of Lincoln be close a I hand as we ineel each successive challenge lo free Eisenhower earlier quoted Lincoln in an appeal for gov ernmental economy and a bal anced budgcl He made Ihe allusion in de claring Lincoln was against borrowing money and an over whelming crushing A STRIKINGLY appropriate observance in Springfield where the 10th president firsli rose to national prominence returns which cosl money lo heard a speech by Mayor Willie Brandt of Wesl Berlin Brandl free leader of a cily in a vided country spoke only a few blocks from where Lincoln made a speech on slavery thai contained Ihe line A house di vided against ilself cannot Besides Brandl speakers in cluded Ambassadors Sir Harold Bill Seeks Revision of Tax Forms Milt XVI It i SKKViriJS DES MOINESA bill simpli ying the filing of stale income ax returns was voted to the looc by tins Senate Tax Revi sion Committee shortly after it themeasure Thursday Under the bill Ilic stale would dopl the exemption for de jcndcnls of Ihe federal income ax return Some commiltco members in licated they would oppose the iill on Ihe floor if it cither aiscd or lowered slate income axes The bill also would increase lie maximum optional slnndnrt eduction for nonitemized de iuclions from lo SPONSORS of bill Sens ack Miller RSioux City am Potter salt his would result in more enuit ible recognition of the economic talusof Inxpaycrs with largei amities and in the oldei Miller said Ihe bill also would liminatc some no pay Floods Now Hit Indiana State of Emergency By Till ASSOCIATED TRESS Thirteen northern and central Indiana counties where hun dreds of families have been forced from their homes by mid winter floods wcic in a stale of emergency Thursday Flood conditions appeared eas ing in northern Ohio where ram paging rivers and streams sub sided Dry weather and rising peralures were in prosper t for Ihe floodstricken President Eisenhower wat asker1 by Gov Harold W Hand ley of Indiana to designate as disaster areas the 13 counties he declared a stale of emergen cy FLOOD WATERS from surging Wabash River hilling hardest at Pom a city of in northern forced hun dreds of families from their homes Other hundreds in down stream communities arc threat ened The major trouble spots in Ohio wore IYcmonl and New ark Other Ohio cities hit by overflows for the second time in Ihrcc weeks were busy Inoppintf Caccia of Great Brilain and Hcrve Alphand of France England ilself will be he scene of several anniversary observances Prime Minister Harold Macmillan laid a wreath on behalf of the Brilish govern ment at the Lincoln slaltte in Parliament Square in London Another wreath laying was scheduled in Manchester New onecent Lincoln postage setting a new worlds record for manned or unmanned balloons process He added that some present no pay returns would show sonic small amount of axes He said il will bring in about the same amount of revenue as The House Ways and Means Committee meanwhile virtual ly killed two bills which would have diverted sales tax revenues from the slalc general fund REP CONRAD Ossian R chairman of the com millce said Ihe committee de cided to indefinitely postpone consideration of bills to give Iowa merchants a share of the sales tax revenue and to allo cate 20 per cent of Ihe sales lax revenue lo local school U n rl c r one bill merchants would be allowed to deduct jp Nearly 500 families fled their ionics in Peru when icechoked lood waters broke through Ihe sandbags lnd poured over rc aining walls A milelong ice am aboul four miles down stream was regarded asone of the main causes of the overflow DOWNSTREAM than 50 families were evacuated at Logansporl and 75 families in the Lafayette area were forced lo Residents in West Tcrre Hautcrwcrc warned of possible flooding fn Ohio the flooding San dusky River d r o p p e d hack toward its banks after an ica jam caused the stream to back up pouring nearly two feel of walcr into downtown streets About persons in Fremont a northwest Ohio cily of were driven from their homes Newark a cily of in cen ral Ohio lost much of ils walcr supply when a dam on Ihe Lick ng River broke and forced the closing of schools and industry II will take a week lo repair the lam A Newark firm which has ils own source of water is pump ng into the city system but pro viding less than half the neces sary supply at belownormal pressure Floods were reported receding n oilier northern Ohio indlay Warren Van Paulding and Ollawa stamps go on sale Thursday in Pcr ccnl lheir siles tax co llodgcnvillc where he Jcfoic born Feb 12 slatc 2 Pcr lrcnl duelion would be pay for col cent allocation of lax would definitely the funds for local BILL VOTED DOWN DES MOINES House carmark Ways and Means Committee voted down Wednesday a bill that would pay Iowa retailers school aid Gov Ilerschcl C Loveless has said repeatedly he a fee for collecting Iowa saleslis opposed to earmarking lax tax to definilc purposes mack means traffic In part M Iiours died Wednesday Chester I year is than 10year period TRACKS SPRRAir The last two curs of Ihe Pennsylvania Railroads WashingtontoNew York upright afterJO other cars AP Photofax the tracks near Baltimore Trainmen said the track apparently causing the accidentwhich re sulted in injuries to a score or more passengers