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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 14, 1959, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited ior the Home MASON CITY GLOBE Newspaper That Makes AII North lowani VOL 97 Associated Presi nd United International Full Lease Wilts MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14 1959 HOME EDITION Neighbors 7o Copy Thli Iapci Conalsli of Two Ne 19f Changes in Law Likely WantStates Cash to Work DBS MOINES Wi A slorn over investment of idle slat funds may bring severa changes in Iowa law Legislators and Gov Hersche Loveless say hey plan to Intro cIuce legislation designed to en courage the state treasurer t put the slates money to worl earning interest until it i needed j A controversy over the invest menl practices of Treasurer M L Abrahamson arose after dis closure that Iowa had some million in noninterest bearing accounts in more than 64 banks ABRAHAMSON protested tha he has followed the recqmmen dations of state Comptrollei Glenn Sarsfield in investing state funds in interestbearing securities But at weeks end Abraham son bowing to pressure from Republican legislators an nounced he was investing some million more The invest mcnts will wipe out the 500 deposited inbanks outside Des Moines It also will reduce deposits in Des Moijies banks by more than million Abrahamson conceded thai some of the deposits in banks outside Des Moines havent been disturbed for as much as 20 years although they are offi cially classed as demand de posits Like your checking ac count the banks pay no interest on them Legislators say they are more Interested in seeing that ail pos sible state funds are earning in terest than in fixing the blame for the situation BUT THEY CONCEDE that Abrahamson Sarsfield and the Legislature itself must share the responsibility Here are some of the factors behind the situation By law the state treasureris personally liable for any loss re sulting from state investments Thus he is to make investments unless he has assurance that he has ade quate cash reserves in all the more than 100 state funds The comptroller who is in charge of issuing warrants on stale funds is in a better posi tion than the treasurer to know how much cash will be needed by any of the various funds at any given time Hence in prac tical operation the treasurer must rety on the comptroller to tell him how much to invest and for how long a period of time Sarsfield has conceded that his recommendations to Abra hamson have been conservative and that Abrahamson has fol lowed all his suggestions Most Iowa banks are reluctant to accept interestbearing de posits of stale funds unless the PUFFED UP WITH Amund son 6 smiley bashfully as he cautiously hands a big Valentinevto his special neighborhood friend Pamela Grotty 5 Bobby came down with tlw cottonpickin mumps and instead of delivering the Valentine to the pliolo by girls home he had to call up and have her fetch it Bobby is the son of Mrs Avis Amtimlson 550 3rd and Pamela is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert Grotty 548 3rd state will guaranlee lo leave diem iindislurbcd at leasl six months Sarsfield says this cant be done in most instances Surprise Ice but No Snow lowans were pleasandy sur rised Saturday to find that the xpecled snow had failed to ar ve Mosl of he fog and drizzle thai lanketeri Iowa Friday nighl has loved out of the state and Sal relay skies generally were clear o pa lily cloudy HIGHWAY AND air travel Fri day night was snarled by fog and drizzle over most of the stale but colder air cleared the skies Driving conditions were ex tremely during the night but salt and sand crews were out early The highway de partment Saturday said condi tions were improving rapidly The temperature dropped to eight above at Spencer and 10 at Mason Cily early Salurday vith Davenport and Burlington reporting 34 above Salurday the mercury was ex BOOKS CLOSED ON The Kissing Case CHARLOTTE UPI two principals in North Carolinas controversial kissing case began new lives with their families in new homes here Saturday The young Negro boys James Hanover Thompson 10 and David Simpson 9 were released from the state correctional institution to which they were committed last November in a case which drew protests from around the world The boys both with previous records as juvenile delin quents were made wards of the state and committed to the Morrison Training School at Hoffman N after one of them with the help of other allegedly tried to kiss a young white girl at Monroe N C Welfare officials indicated the boys home environments must improve or they will become wards of the state again Investigations at the time of the incident revealed that both ripf receiving proper parental supervision Castro Becomes Cubas Premier HAVANA Ui Fidel Castro vaulted lo Cubas premiership with wide powers to speed up the social revolution born of die revels victory in arms The 32yearold military commander assumes the administra aftcr of cjvi Break in Wobqsh F Dike Fixed WEST TERRE HAUTE Ind temporary swirling Wabash dike holding River flood waters from this western Indi ana cily broke early Saturday hut sandbagging crews patched the break and kept most of Lhc water from lie city The dike was on Sugar Creek a swollen tributary of the Wa bash Officials at first thinking confronted with serious economic and diplomatic problems it was useless lo try to patch the dike released sandbagging crews lo scan Ihe area and see if all families had been evacu ated The crews lalcr were re called and the break was re paired in about 30 minulcs Authorities still feared hat he dike might give way as a luge upstream ice jam and pro liclions of more rain posed a double threat More than families al peeled to be in upper 20s n His first task is lo curb threatening strikes es n in t Chased from die Treatments for Malignancy in Dulles Planned 11 Die as Fire Hits Aoartment One Family Loses 61 ASHLAND Ky Wi Fir cut Ihroiigh an old aparlmen building like an acctylcn orch early Saturday leaving 1 dead and one missing Eigh oilier persons were injured Among he victims wore si ncmbcrs of the same family in eluding an expectant mother She jumped from a he second floor then died af or giving birth o a slillhorr son The fire called Ihe worst ii Ashlamls history broke oul a and quickly cut o the only exit a stairway at tin ronI of llic reconverted theater Almost right away people be jumping out of thewin said taxi driver Anthonj Blackwcli who discovered the BLACKWELL said ha saw scv en occupants standing at win clows in the rear of the build ng on Grecnup Avc But thc disappeared when a section o he ceiling apparently Thatfire cut just like ai he said Del mar Fannin one of Ihe 2f occupanls of thc stone fron structure said he was awakencc when the fire flapped the rug af my door like wind I heard a woman scream jut was unable lo fell whore il VMS coming from Then 1 m el led Fannins wife and sistci and lower 30s in the vital sugar industry and in Ihe 30s in he southeast ijobs for the halfmillion tmem I ployed ina DAVENPORT Burlington work force of 2 HES NEUTRAL limped to safety and lie am brotherinlaw were brought ul by firemen Coroner Hussell Complon said he missing person was 14year Id Jack Kirk believed to have pent the nighl will his falher lie father was among the vic ims COMPTON LISTED the other cad as Jack McKcnzie 30 is wife Polly 28 her stillOont hild and their son Jackie 4 ickie Joe Johnny William James Powell about 22 Irs Grace Ballon 50 Frank rlist about 50 and Clyde May boul 50 Fire Chief Bums a their homos along the Wabash veteran of years with ihe dcj and Ircsidcnl Eisenhower haslpnrlmenl said Ive never scenjlhe South Carolina House of City Fair to partl cloudy Saturday night am S u n d a y Colder Salurda low to 5 above Warmer Sunday high aroutu Iowa Fair to partly cloiidi Saturday night and Sunday Colder Saturday night low north o 20 southeast Li III temperature change Sunday Minnesota Partly warmer Highs north 35 south clou tl y Sunday 2 weather datr up o 8 a in Saturday Maximum Mini mu in Al 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 30 10 10 01 25 Freight Derails Three Feet From Laurens Home LAURENS Delano main concern Saturday was get ling rid of the 120ton engine o a Rock Island freightrain Ilia plowed nearly into the kilchci of his home Airs Delano and three of he children were standing Frida at the living room window whcr the youngsters usually walcl rains go by nO feel away Several cars on the frcigh jackknifed and sent he dicsc engine rolling down an eight fool grade and into he Dclano yard where il came lo rest up about 36 inches from die dtchcn window It didnt damage the house ml it caused great excitement or the Delano youngsters Jo Ann 5 Pcrly 3 and 18month old Hcrbic Jr Two other Delano children vcrc in school and their falher lineman for die municipal ight plant was on his way lomc al noon Railroad men went lo work rying lo figure oul how lo get he engine back up the slope ml onto the tracks II remained vernight in die yard LOBBYIST GETS REWARD COLUMBUS S C UPI Secretary Visited by President Results of Tests Revealed WASHINGTON tary of Stale John Foster Dulles lias cancer it was announced Saturday President Eisenhower reported dial doctors have found exist ence of malignancy nol fully de termined at this time us to its cxtcnl but certain to require fur Uier The President in a statement after visiting Dulles for 3S min utes at Walter Heed Army Hos pital said dial ii order to allow time for treatment the secre tary continues on leave of ab1 I WILL of course in ouch with him Ei senhower said The Presidents statement was read to reporters by Mrs Anne Whcaton associate White House press secretary Press officer Lincoln White ot the Stale Department in a sep arate statement said that fluid taken out of Dulles in Fridays contained free cancer Ifc also said thai a small nod ular implant on the hernia sac which was removed along with the excess sac during the course of the opcralion had proved upon analysis to be an adcnocarcinoma While said dial no further sur gery on Dulles is contemplated in the immediate Me said radiation therapy will be THE PRESIDENT in hit staff menl said that when he vas with Dulles I expressed the thoughts and prayers of all of us that the results of his opcralion md the further course of treat incut will be The President noted that so ar as the secretarys immedi ilc response to the hernia oper ntion was concerned Ihe doc ors indicated to me that it has been very Eisenhower disclosed that Dul cs knows he has cancer This was Dulles second altack f cancer On Nov 3 1956 Jie Henry Mills of underwent surgery for removal r i f t declared 13 floodslrickon coun HERMAN Minn lies major disaster areas YET BANKERS all over the dar Rapids Ottumwa and La Another issue facing slale complain if all slate funds are kept in Des Moines banks Sen George OMalley says he will introduce legislation lo re move the treasurers personal liability for losses on state in vestments if they result solely from fluctuations in the money mark el And Loveless sajs a hill un der bipartisan sponsorship also is being prepared to enable the stale to sell its securilies hold ings at below par if he money can be lo beller ad vantage Loveless says he feels that the state can gel along on perhaps S30 million of ready cash if the needs of the various stale funds may as well pay them while I moni shared the slate high of 37 degrees Friday Mason City had 30 Saturday night readings arc expected to range from eight above in the northwest to around Ian congregations in Her a blaze as destructive as this Farther upstream residents Most of Ihe residents lived on Ihe fate of Cubans who look asy lum in various foreign embas sies in Havana afler dictator Fulgencio Batista fled in the dawn of New Years In moving up to the polilical c s nearby Hoffman Saturdayiof Peru and Wabash labored inline second floor of 20 degrees in the southeast front Castro took a step that Sunday the prediction is partly cloudy skies with temperatures about the same as Saturday many felt was leading toward the presidency The Havana newspaper Pren sa Libre this week had urged n u thc f001 military leader to as Pay nersumc the by his handpicked choice Manuel Urrulia Cubas provisional Constitu tion was changed four days ago Taxes and Despite Tumble She Does a ncw Hjs name a gianL job in the wake Ihe Rev Herman Hoffman of thc flood there the old Columbia Theater built in 1891 Representatives got his reward Friday from a group of pretty lady bank employes for lobby ing for a bill lo close banks on Saturday Thc girls declared a Henry Mills kissing CLEVELAND Tcnn came o pay my city axes so I lowering the minimum age for are carefully considered said Helen Beaty Legislators indicate they also She was waiting for an ambu may take steps to relax the rigidjlance fiscal structure which requires that each state fund stand on its own They say they are con sidering a revolving cash bal ance system in which the cash reserve would be kept in one fund to provide thc cash needs of all stale funds FILCHER FINED NOTTINGHAM England Nekton 40 was Friday for taking home a barrel of benr last December from the brewery where he works I thought it would Miss Bcaty had gone lo City Hall during die rain Friday She slipped and fell in front of the city clerks office While lying on the floor wait ing lo be taken lo a hospital she counted out her tax money City Clerk Chelccr Wilson wrote her a receipt At the hospital attendants said Miss Beaty was badly shaken by her fall but that no bones were broken ANNIVERSARY FETE PORTLAND Ore come in handy for celebrating its lOOlh presidenls from 35 o 30 ing Castro eligible for the job But Castro said he wasnl sure he wanled to be president While Urrulia remains chief of slale he power in the gov ernment now appeared resting largely in Castros hands said birthday anniversary Saturday SAME While flair mrann nn raffle rlcalh In past 21 hours PRIMPING It takes something special to impress judges when they have more than young musi cians to look at So Margaret Kernan adjusts the tie of her to make sure he looks his best Watching is Jim Lunde All three are from Nora Springs and taking part in the Grade School Music Festival in Mason City Saturday See other pictures and story on Page of a cancerous pordon of his in eslinc DULLES WAS reported by White to have spent a very comfortable A reporter asked While what Dulles chances of recovery arc Thais somelhing f cant While replied He said il was not possible lo make a doctor available lo newsmen for questioning about this While said he had given out as full and complete a re port as we can give you at this He said radiation treatment of Dulles will start next week Undersecretary of State Christian B was flying back from a Soudi Carolina va cation lo lake over as acting secretary of slale THE ANNOUNCEMENT by Eisenhower and Dulles doctors left completely unclear whelher Dulles will ever beable o re turn lo his State Department desk Presumably this depends on the extent of the cancer and on Dulles response lo treat ment Should Dulles condidon re sist treatment and make it nee cssary for him to remain in active Eisenhower might be forced to decide whether to re place him or continue him as secretary High officials said they did not expect that Dulles new ill would delay negotiations wilhvlhe Soviet Union on Berlin Germany and olher cold problems war   

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