Friday, February 13, 1959

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 13, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION Tht Newspaper That Makes All North Iowa ns VOL 97 Associated Prtsi Unlltd Full MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 13 195 Neighbors 7o Copy PapA of Two IN Interest Income to Rise Abrahamson Takes Action DES MOINES W By a sud den shift in policy by the stale treasurers office the slate will be getting about addi tional annually from million not now earning interest The plan involving withdraw al of all in state bal ances from G47 Iowa banks out side of DCS Moines and some million from Dcs Moines banks is to be put into effect at once State Treasurer M L Abraham son said The money will be invested in short term federal securities which pay an average as qf this week of per cent interest The securities are 90day obliga tions No investment for longer than six months will be recom mended THE WITHDRAWALS will af fect bank accounts over the state which in some cases have not been touched by the state for as long as 15 to 20 years Gov Herschel C Loveless said in his opinion the state could af ford to invest million more He revealed that he was study ing to determine the peak per iod of governmental spending to enable the state to invest still more money Abrahamson under fire for allowing large stale balances to be kept in banks without earning interest announced his new pol icy Thursday afternoon The an nouncement followed a confer ence between Abrahamson and Republican legislative leaders who have kept a wary eye on the treasurers office since the dis closure that nearly million in state balances was not pro ducing any interest Abraham sons office has also been a tar get for criticism about handling gas tax affairs FIRST REACTIONfrombanks varied Some indicated they felt they were enlilled to hold some state funds others indicated they felt the state treasurer had little choice from making the change Although some banks may find it inconvenient to go along with the withdrawals Abraham son said We are sure that the banks themselves will under stand the necessity for our doing this since we do intend to invest photo by Musser THE TRIPLE generally are a dar ing lot but it appears that Jeffrey Halsten is carry ingthings a little too far Jeff 11 son of Mr and 229 27th S courts by walking under a ladder and defying a black cat perched atop the on Friday the 13th every dollar that can be spared from state The Senate and House Appro priations Committees had laun ched Monday an inquiry into whether there had been com pliance with a 1957 law requiring investment of idle funds Abrahamson reported t h at the state is collecting about annually from its invest ments in securities Sen X T Prentis RMount appro priations committee member said Hie treasurers office was doing a good job in fhis The new policy of Abraham sons office is expected to in crease this total to around a year Burns Prove Fatal to Iowa Woman 25 ROCHESTER Minn Mrs Henry Follctt 25 Cler mont Iowa died in a hospital here Thursday of first second and third degree burns she suf fered in an accident at her home Feb 1 Mrs Follett a teacher in the ClermontElgin schools was burned whenher housecoat caught fire worked at the stove as she A REAL EMERGENCY CINCINNATI Ohio Dr John Ziegler sent for a copy of federal government publica tion No 15700 Handbook for Two weeks later copies of the publication arrived at his home Mother Slain Hubby Held KNOXV1LLE Mey ers 29 mother of five children was shot lo death in Flager four miles east of here Thursday night Her husband Elvis Rudolph Meyers 32 was being held in jail by Marion County Sheriff Loren Jarman for investigation The sheriffs office said Mrs Meyers was shot after a family argument The sheriffs office said the couple scuffled over a gun and Mrs Meyers was shol in the head and died almost in stantly drove his children lo a Knoxville minister who called the sheriff Mason City Snow Friday night 24 inches expected Low tem peratures about 10 Snow end ing Saturday High about 10 to 15 Iowa Rain or snow and colder southeast snow northwest Friday night Low 5 to 10 north to about mid 30s south New snow expected 12 inches Ca Goo Du Condition After Surgery south urday ending 24 inches north Sat clcaring e a s west snow little colder Snow to Follow New Cold Front Across Iowa North Iowa which has just dug out of its heaviest snowrfall of the inches may get 2 to 4 more inches this weckj end 1 The weather bureau warned that the new mass of cold air which entered the state early Friday is dragging precipitation along with it The entire stale should be affected but southern Iowa will only get an inch or soulh Highs 10 lo 15 north 15 fivci lo 20 south Minnesota Snow in south no temperature change High Saturday near 25 Fiveday Iowa Tempera litres will average nearnormal Sat urday through next Wednes day Normal lows are 11 north to 19 south Normal highs are 31 north to 40 south Turning colder Saturday continued cold Sunday and Monday wanning by Tuesday Precipi tation will average about 20 of an inch occurring as snow Friday night and Saturday and again Tuesday Wabash Ice Jam Watched Could Cause Devastation LAFAYETTE Iiul UPI Authorities mounted a round thcclock vigil at the scene ol mammoth Wabash River ice 12 miles long which threat ens tremendous destruction lo Iho Lafayette area if it break loose Army engineers and police stood by to alert residents o Lafayette and Delphi if Hie 35 bot high ice gorge carrying chunks of ice as large ns auto nobiles begins to slip The ice gorge slipped once Thursday night when it was rammed by a smaller ice floe rom the flooded Peru area up stream on the rampaging Wa ash However after roaring or about a mile downstream it a tinned again just above Dcl about 2B miles from afayctte THE WEATHER BUREAU re ported the river crested at Del hia and Lafayette at about 26 cet Thursday night and has be gun falling National Guard of icers said that indicated less danger of the ice pack churn ng downstream again Army engineers said the long er the ice floe stands better the chance it will not car loose again But they add cd if if docs give way it would mean tremendous destruction and Lafayette Lafayette police Sgt Stanley Davenport said engineers might ry o dynamitethe gorge apart a little at a time Theyll probably try lo blast t loose about GO feet at a Davenport said There snt enough dynamite in the country to blast it all loose at NATIONAL GUARD officials at Logansport said an inspection of the floe Thursday night re vealed deep cracks on its down stream side They said the gorge apparently loosened and moved downstream when the ice broke through along the cracks Authorities said if the gorge let loose again it could smash at least 10 bridges between Del phi arid Lafayette incl crush lowlying buildings hotnfax Iorc ICEJAMMED This is Lllc communily of Georgetown upper end of a mammoth ice jamon the The diagonal strip is a trestle Wabash River in Indiana The icefilled which is weakeningunder the pressure river already has engulfed the smalt of the ice SHOULD DULLES STEP DOWN Lodge Dillon Rated High as Replacement By ROWLAND EVANS JR New York Herald Tribune News Service WASHINGTON President Eisenhower has taken highly confidential a n d significant soundings on the reaction Jn Congress to a possible succes sor to Secretary of Stale John Fosler Dulles should Dulles ever decide to resign his post The President has advanced six names as possible selections n private conversations Hie past month with some of his nost influential party leaders both in and ousticle Congress There may of course be oth ers but if so the President has not confided their names to his jarty leaders The six are Henry Cabot United ambassador Nations C to the Douglas Dillon under sccrclnry of state or economic affairs Under of Slate Christian A Amick of the Logansj lerlcr John 1 McCloy former port Police Department said if World Bank president and high under stale ant now a consulting engineer Nowhere on the active list is the name of Thomas 12 Dcwey former New York governor and Iwice LODGE DILLON lefealed Republican presiden tial nominee The President if is under stood hns gone out of his way o elicit probable Congressional he would be ible to get wifhotil Dulles Hn old his last news con ference Wednesday 1 canl toll you how disappointed I am lo know that ho has had to go lo Hie hospital but how pi used I am fhal he has finally rcc ognixed Unit he justx must do this and I have him to do long IN USING the last Eisenhower seemed to make clear that he hns given a goou deal of thought to Dulles health The reaction to the Presi dents list of possible succes it may be said appears to favor two of these names above all others Two of these ire Dillon 49 and Ambassador Lodge 50 The President has been fold that cither of these men would command wide the jam breaks loose all allfommissioncr SAME IIOWA SAFETY OEIARTMENT FIGUKESl VUck Hag means raffle dealli In pasl 24 hours two Morning lows Friday ranged from 7 degrees above zero at Spencer to 35 Fog and drizzle were due to con tinue during the day in southern Iowa Temperatures got above freez ing in all sections of the stale Thursday withafternoon highs rom 35 degrees at Dubuque to 45 at Council Bluffs Mason City lad a pleasant 36 The outlook for Saturday morning is for temperatures from 5 to 10 above zero in the GlobeGazcftc weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum 36 Minimum 8 At 8 10 YEAR AGO Maximum 17 Minimum 3 Avoids Liquor and Tobacco Gets WAKEFIELD Mass Don aid T Young 23 stands to col lect from the town of Wake field for abstaining from liquor and tobacco The money comes from the Jonathan Nichols Tem perance and Tobacco Fund ad ministered by the town Nichols set up the fund in 1883 lo pay young men for abstaining once the damage would be dev Nearly families already nave been made homeless by he Wabash River floods Further downstream at West Terra Haute a fresh crew of 100 Army National Guardsmen ook over from their weary Air ofce counterparts Thursday night in sandbagging of a bro ken levee Another 100 guards Tic n relieved them before daxvn The Wabash is expected lo crest at West Terra Haute Sal irday now chairman for of Germany the Chase Manhattan Bank retired Gen Alfred M Gruenlhcr president of the American Red Cross and Herbert Hoover former on each of these six 3orL in ScntLc wfcn Cf jiiifil appointees must go for prominent Republicans but he has always introduced Hie dis cussion withan unqualified al most emotional endorsement of ex got Dulles using some such prcssion as only one John Foster Dulles in the The President then goes on to wonder aloud how north lo 15 lo 20 in the south Occasionai light snow is exbetween the ages of 1G and 21 peeled over the entire stale FriYoung applied Thursday the day night continuing Saturday first to do so in five years The The snow will replace rainjfund was popular in the Victor which had beer predicted for fan era but only 10 have applied Iowa the past 44 years Six Railroad Cars Topple on Station Iowa Agent Injured MORNING SUN tff Carl Greimann 66 station master here for the Minneapolis and St Louis Railroad was reported in good condition Friday with in juries suffered when six de railed cars toppled over on the depot Greimann was pinned inside the depot when the cars left the rails Thursday It was neces sary lo jack up some of Ihc timbers to rescue him Grei mann was taken lo a Burlington hospital A wrecking crew was sum moned from Marshalifown clear the single rack The dcj AP Photolax WE LOST MOM Lonnie Worth holds a hand lo his battered face as he tells his son Mel We lost mom Im Worth and his wife crash landed their plane in a storm Sunday on Leech Lake Mrs Worth died while her husband The President has also been loin lhat any name he submits would almost surely win con firmation but that each would command varying degrees of support both in Congress and perhaps more importantly in the country at large CAUTIONS reservations have been implied if not expressed to the President on both Her tcr 63 and Hoover 55 These it was made clear are not outright objec tions Of Ifcrtcr Ihc President has been told that his health might encumber his activity 0f Hoover Eisenhower has been told that he appears to lack a solid national base from which to make the ascent lo hc office of secretary Hoover the son of the 31st president be came under secretary in 1954 and was succeeded by Hcrtcr in 1957 McCioy and Gruenther the other hand arc not garded by the Presidents con fidantes as potentially serious prospects for the job as the1 others Lodge a former Massa chusetts senator who was de feated by John F Kennedy in L952 has boosted his political stock among orthodox Senate Republicans markedly during tenure as ambassador to the United Nations Lodge was Gen Eisenhowers campaign manager in the 1052 campaign while most of his Senate Re railmcm was believed lo have sought help Worth was found Thursday near a cabin been caused by a broken axle where he found refuge from the weather Results Being Studied Plans Gould Be Affected IHO SI OUH WIHK SUKVICKS of John Foster Dulles under went what was described as a successful hernia operation Fri day during which the doctors also removed tissue md fluid for microscopic Lincoln White Slate Depart ment press officer said the 70 ycnrold secretary was on the operating table Jess than an hour The secretarys postopera tive condition is quite satisfac White said THE O P E R A T I O N at Armys Wnltcr Rccd Hospital began about 8 The an nouncement of results canie about hours later The hospital has elaborate ar rangements for quick findings on iin examination of tissue for ma1ignncy At least prelim inary results arc provided lo I he surgeon before he finishes operating In Dulles case an announcement was put off until noon Saturday ThJ operation was performed by Alaj Gen Loonard Henton of the Army medi cal center He was assisted by f3iig Gen Jnmcs Forsec chief of and Capt Donald A Boll resident surgeon Other physicians present were physician Gen How mi Snydcr IB rig Gen Francis Pruill chief of medicine at the center and Dr A D Daughlon Dulles personal physician The hcrniorrhaphy p c r formcd on Dulles was described in laymans language as repair of a rupture TISSUE AND FLUID qucnlly are removed to check for possible cancer It was the second major surg ery Dulles has undergone in a ittle more November on re Ihan two years In 1956 he was oper ated on for removal of a cancer ous portion of his intestine White said the tissue and luicls were removed in Fridays operation as a precautionary neasure lo sec if there was any reoccurrence or spread of the jarlier Ifc said the not o into the area of diverticu itis from which the secretary las been suffering for some ime This is an inflamation of he lower part of the big intes tine DULLES SUFFERED anat ack of divcrficulitis early last December and has never com pletely recovered However Vhitc said the surgeons did not irobc this area Friday Results of the surgery could lave an affect on the Secre arys plans for holding office Vhite House informants said While House press secretary James C Hagerty has denied reports that Eisenhower is sounding out members of Con gress regarding a possible suc cessor to Dulles Amputate Arm of Gunshot Victim DES MOINES cians Friday amputated the left arm of Ben H Perkins 65 rur al Gumming farmer who was shot late Thursday after he grappled with an armed man at his home Perkins told authori ties two men came to his door and asked to come in out of the cold One of the men Perkins said had a shotgun The farm er said he must have made a publican colleagues were com Ipass at the gun just before he was shot inthe upper left arm milted to the late Sen Roberl A Taft The two men then fled he