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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 21, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for jLOBEUAZETTE Newspaper That Makes All North I owans Neighbors HOME EDITION GREATER MASON CITY DAYS and VOL urf mil LMM WirM MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 21 1959 7c Copy CoeiiiU Two No North Iowa Brunt Deluge A Furor Some Senators lain Tile Under layer By DAVID WISE New York Herald Tribune News Service r The no very expensive floor of th brandnew Senate Office Build ing which nowwill be complete ly carpeted o is actually creamgray custommade rub ber tile that cost am took 30 men months to install The special color fine quality tile was selected interior decorator to1 ingly with the Senatorial deco in the brand building and the tiling wa then custommade by an Ala bam a manufacturer has scarcely been touched bj human the tik will now be covered by plus at a cost of THE PUBLIC never has been toldthe cost of the1 tile floor or that if was specially selected Gapitol Architect J George Stewart testified at a Senate Ap propriations Committee hearing that thecarpet was needed be cause the tiling was slipperj and increased the noise level in the offices Sen Allen asked Q Why did you not think o that befpre yby put the rubbei tile down couldhave pu in a cheaper floor if you knew yoii were going to usecarpet ing rubber tile is riot Very jeVyf joor v Actually it was learned the tiling is not only about the bes the taxpayers money can buy but would have been complete ly unnecessary if it were orig in ally decided to install carpets Construction trade sources said carpet pad and the could haye been laid on the concrete floors of the new building THE SENATE included the to carpet 207 rooms in senators outer offices in a sup plemental appropriation voted on April 30 over the bitter pro tests of Sen Paul H Douglas who said that if pro vided with foot measurements he would personally buy rubber heels for all the secretaries in the new building to prevent them from slipping The rub bertile floors of the offices used by the senators themselves have already been carpeted Construction trade sources said they had never heard of similar complaints that rubber tile floors were slippery or noisy They also disputed Stew arts contention that carpets would be less expensive to clean and maintain than the tile floor In Senate debate on the car pet business last week Sen Wil liam Prqxmire called the carpetingovertile a frill wasteful of the taxpayers SEN DOUGLAS added I think there is a real question as to the degree to which we can heap luxuries upon o u r selves and upon our staffs at the expense of the However Sen Hugh Scott R went on record as pro carpet saying Anyone who walks the cor ridors of our vast government buildings hears the chatter of typewriters issuing from offices like the chatter of a vast drove of blackbirds or if you please our own Sen Scott noted that in other government buildings carpet ing is restricted to officials with a GS15 rating and above and the minimum salary for GS15 is The result is of course that very few workers rate carpets The entire federal government only be tween and for carpeting in a He urged that Sen Douglas Join him in moving for a study of the use of carpets in public But he added how ever that such a study I am certain will result in a sharp increase in government carpet AP PhoUrfax RIFLES QUEEN Latvianr born Judy Tifenberg a Penn sylvania State U coed lines up the sights after her selection as national queen of the Per shing Rifles The organization is composed of ROTC students were experts in fancy maneuvers and rifle handlings C titrate Bill Fails Tlh House slappeddown Ihe admin istration and a ciil rate housing bill Wednesday i a rough close battle over spend ing The votewas 203177 A switch of 14 votes woul have turned the away from what Republican eaders called budget bustin and start of a spendin spree WITH THAT ballot behind the House buckled down to wori on a measure This bigger bill is bj Democrats favoring continuet ederally subsidized low ren ipusing and a broader range o other housing programs The broader bill immediate ecame subject to attempts to iare it down piecemeal insteac of in one operation What the louse would do ultimately about housing was shrouded in uncertainty In any event housing had be come a key battleground in the skirmishing over the larger is sue of federal spending and he Eisenhower administrations alk of a balanced budget HOUSE GOP Leader Charles A Halleck of Indiana sized up the ure and told reporters There s no doubt this is a budgetrbust ng He told the House it had no chance of rin other words PresidentEisen lower would veto House Democratic Lead e r John W McCormack of Massa rhusetts bought on ide He said the House had a choice between two philoso hies one of dollars and the jther of human values President Eisenhower pro posed a housing rogram to Congress earlier in he year The Senate passed a the meas ure before the House was a rimmeddown version of lhe itter As it came out of the Banking Committee the House measure rovides public bousing slum learance housing for elderly nd at colleges and lower down aymenls on Federal Housing kdministralion homes SAME DATE1tSIMf LINCOLN Neb lalliweX a r 1 e s Starkweaihe Thursday prepared to pay hi debt to The surly 20yearold re head killed 11 persons i Nebraskas worst criminalbut burst was to go to his death i the electric chair shortly afte 6aim Friday The execution will take plac in a small chamber wardens office in the Nebfask State Penitentiary here wher Starkweather has been confine since his conviction STARKW E A T H E Rs las chance to escape the electri chair apparently died Wednes day night when Gov Ralph G Brooks rejected a plea by th mass killers girl accomplic for a stay of execution Caril Fugate 15 sentenced t life imprisonment for murde in connection with Starkweath ers rampage appealed to th Governor to delay the executio so she could meet with himi in an effort to clea her name In a letter to the Governor Caril said she wanted to tal with her former boyfriend s hecould confess to minister that In a written reply the Gov ernbr saidsuch a meeting wbul be against siate law He als said he believed Starkweather who was the states chief wit ness against Caril has hat ample timeto reveal any infbr mation he CARIL WAS convicted of help ing Starkweather in one of 1 killings the redhaired former garbage collector committee during his January 1958 mur der spree Starkweather later admitted killing another person in December of 1957 The victims included Caril mother stepfather and infan ialfsister Caril contended she was Starkweathers unwilling lostage during the mass slay ings Starkweather implicatec Caril in several of the deaths Starkweather has been read ng drawing and writing during lis final days Acting Warden John Greenholtz said Hes a model prisoner as far as were STARKWEATHER who has some drawing talent was also working on a western battle cene in crayon as a present or Greenhollz The slayer under 24hour juard has no shoe laces or any other material wilh which he might harm himself GreenhoJtz laid He has been permitted no jontact with other prisoners and lis only outside visitors have been his and Mrs uy Starkweather and one sis er Scattered showers west thunderstorms east Thursday night cooler most sections lows 4552 northwest 5258 southeast Partly cloudy Fri day scattered showers or thunderstorms and cooler east highs 50s northwest to 60 southeast Further outlook Saturday partly cloudy little change in temperature City Occasional showers and cooler Thursday night low 4548 Partly cloudy Fri day High in the upper 50s Minnesota Showers cooler High Friday 50s to 60s GlobeGazette weather data p to 8 Thursday Maximum 80 Minimum 55 At 8 63 Precipitation 2JS rEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimum BOGGED Freden workingon the Giles Frye farm southeast of Portland is in trouble trying to plow a blover field after Wednesday nights heavy rain His plbw scoured until he to the end of the row and the tractor fell into a bog Freden is driving the tractor trying to pul his of the mud The other driver is Jim McDonald a neighbor CRIMEBUSTERS AT WORK Delegates to U NEWYORK power of hei federal government Thurs day was turned upon the notor ous 1957 undervyorld convention at Apalachin with 27 dele on charge of con spiring to balk probes of it Arrests of the defendants quickly got under way Many al ready wereJn trouble and some n jail as a result of refusal to answer questions of various Sn estigatory agencies previously Another Nose Cone Recovered CAPE CANAVERAL Air Force hurled a tiny nose cone of the future down the Atlantic Thurs lay and recovered it intact four lours laterIt was the second consecutive time the Air Force etrieved a nose cone The Air Force announced ome eight hours after a power ul twostage ThorAblc rocket ilastedaloft that reentry and mpact of he cone was spotted y a plane cruising near the area ndrthwesf of As ensionlsland The which carries some f the secrets for protecting the warheads of ICBMsr of tbmbf ow was hoisted aboard el part of that endezvpused impact rea The launchingrocket was Thor missile toppedby a Van uard second stage The crackdown was theresu of nearly a years effort by a special crimebusting agencj set up by the attorney gen erals office with teams o agents working across the na tion THE APALACHIN delegate came from many cities and au thorilies since have been strug gling to peg its purpose The general opinion is thaUit was for tightening or altering con Irbl over a vast empire of rac kets All 63 persons who attended the conclave were named inthe indictment but only 27 as de fendants The remaining 36 werelabbec as coconspirators A federa spokesman said a person named a coconspirator but not a de Army Issues Man July Draft Call WASHINGTON Army Wednesday issued a draft cali for men in July an in crease of over previously announced quotas for May and June The Armysaid there was raising thelota I exceptto mairitain the strengthf authorized the government year start July Army Strength stood at the end of March and is scheduled to drop to the mark by June 3Q May Be Turning Point GENEVA On U Secretary ef State Christian A Her ter will meet with the other Big Feur foreign ministers at a dinner which eowW prove a turning in the negotiations over a surtimit conference agreement Some high diplomats attached great importance to the din ner though it it billed as purely social U S officials attempted to dampen growing interest In the dinner They said there was no thought before hand on Herters part of trying to get any conference work done or to promote any secret diplomacy Officials ef all mree Western delegations conceded that it was JrtoraMy impossible to predict ahead of time what wouM happen because Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Cromyko might an opening or make a move which hSey cannot anticipate Gromyko Is already beginning to prod the three Western ministers into lotting them know what their terms are for agreement on a summit conference Herter Britains Selwyn Lloyd and Maurice Cowvo de MurvIHe of France are reported playing hard to get chiefly because France and West Ger many meaning President de Gaulle and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer have insisted U the best barjainine line to take y fehdant is who had connection wilh one or more de fendanls in a case but whose ac tivities did not warrant an in diclmcnt Such persons are no arrested Occasionally coconspirator agree to aid or testify in behal of the prosecution IF CONVICTED of compirac lo obstruct justice as charged bi the indictment the 27 defend ants could receive fivcycai prison sentences and fines each Some claimed those in attend ance were lop echelon figures o the Mafia the notorious under world society spawned in Sicily many years ago Participants in the gathering either refused lo talk about it o claimed it was nothing more than an expression of friendship for the host Joseph L Barbara ill with a heart ailment SEVEN OF THOSE who at ended have been in jail here several months for refusal to answer questions of state crime probers An eighth recently ob Gained freedom In the federal indictment Bar Sara was named as a cocon spirator but not a Ally Gen William P Rogers said the mass o a longrange Justice Depart ment drive against organized crime Space Mice on the Firing Line LOS ANGELES WVUnofficia sources say the Air Force hopes lo fire four mice inlo orbit around the earth Thursday or Friday and later recover them intact Western Aviation magazine stated Four mice wilt ride as passengers aboard a Discoverer II in a launch from Vanden terg Air Force Base with an attempt to be made for recovery of the payload capsule near Ha The Los Angeles Examiner jjd the launching would possi ly be Thursday Air Force of ficials released no information If the mice do go aloft they will be the first animals the United Slates has tried to shoot nto orbit space and recover CRASH INJURIES i DUBUQUE F 29 Oxford Junction died Wednesday of injuries he sul ered May 10 in an accident Auto Slips Into 2Drown INDIANOLA Two wome drowned Thursday mornin when the car in which they wer riding a gravel roa into about 4JA feet of water The women were Inez Ban croft 69 Clarion and her sister Carrie Stryker 76 Eagle Grove Mrs Strykers husband Thad was found clinging to he ca and holding one of the womei who had drowned He was brought to Iowa Methodist Hos pital in Des Moines THE THREE persons were en their way to Kansas City to at tend the graduation of a niece of the two women and also visi Mrs Bancrofts son John an attorney Mrs Bancroft had worked for many years in the office of the Wright County engineer Stryker was a retired farmer The accident happened on a detour of Highway 65near the village of Medora 13 miles south of here Otter Creek which runs through the area iiad overflowed onto the road and the1 car was washed off the road and inlo the ditch A HIGHWAY maintenance worker spotted the car wit the man perched on lop Sheriff C J Richards and Loren Loom is a nearby farmer rescued the man in1 Loomis A witness said Otter Creek is ordinarily a puddle But it was several hundred feei wide flooding acres of farm bottom land when the car went off the road The right rear window of the car was open and it appcarec one of the women victims either tried to escape or was swept out of the automobile The other vic im was trapped in the car Lightning May Have Caused Fire at Titonka at the Inter national Harvester Co just after midnight Wednesday gutted the milding and destroyed the con ents Origin of the fire is un known It is thought it may have Men started by lightning Burt and Lakota fire depart ments helped the Tilonka fire men but were unable to save the uilding Only the brick exterior alls were left standing K and H OH owners of has not made an limate of the total damage nternational Harvester which ascd the building is managed y Walker McDonald 6 to 8 Inches in Tornado in South Iowa flash floods and rain made jittery citizens of n any lowans Thursday The stale was hit by vicioui storms for the third consecutive day Wednesday Several funnels were sighted during he storm but only one xmched ground THAT WAS NEAR City in southern Iowa a twister injured five laltened or damaged buildings on seven farms and blew away he Soulh Chariton River Bridge 3romise City itself was not hit y the twister but power lines vere down and the city was vilhout electricity As the Wwn elephone operator put it Ev erything is Britt and Forest City bore the brunt of the deluge Brills un official report was from seven o eight inches of rain through out the night Forest City reported an offici al inches of rain with three inches falling in the 7 to 8 pm The Winnebago Riv er was out its banks Thurs day morning but only minor flooding of basements was re ported The mostv damage from at a Forest City residence where a tree fell on the house the roof CLEAR LAKE received al most three inches of rain and it was the level of the lake rose almost two At Garner the high school commencement exercises were interrupted several times by power failures At one interval iho audience sat more than 30 minutes waiting for the lights 0 come on A total of nches of rain fell there Gar ners total for the last 48 hours inches A fiinnel cloud was sighted southwest of Garner about 8 p m Wednesday but apparently did not touch down MASON CITY had in official reading of inches coming on the heels of a halfinch the previous day The intense electrical storm emporarily knocked out power ines in parts of the city And here were reports of wind dam agc to television antennas and vindpws while lightning dam aged electric controls to some urnaces and other equipment In some places newlyplanted rops were washed out necessi aling reseeding Rains earlier his month already had caused delays in spring fieldwork Lightning burned out the en ire electrical system on the arm of Mrs Bridget Kelly near Jougherty The chimney on the log house was demolished which led adjusters to believe he ifghtning struck there The ntire electric system on the arm was burned out however ncluding all wiring and switches n the farm home and buildings wired A HEIFER en the Maurice ogan farm also near Dough rty was killed when struck by ghtning According to reports from Fertile the Winnebago had risen here but was not running put 1 its banks There was high ind with the rain in the Joice anlontownFertile area but no extensive damage w a s done Hail broke out windows of a rooder house on the Alphonse Vihlm farm near Roseville in loyd County and a number of hicks were drowned The hof ouse also blew over and a num of pigs were killed Nearly six inches of rain in ie Spencer area touched off oods about six miles south of with the waters swirl ng over fence posts and floori ng more than 300 acres of crop nd pasture land on 19 farms Des Moines residents hovered n basements and other refuges bout midnight when the Weath r Bureau a tor ado was approaching the city nd asked radio stations to alert ity No toraado T
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