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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 9, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited ior OM Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NI1GHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXIII Associated Preu and United Press FuU Lease Wires Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 9 19S7 This Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection 15 Money Bill Is Attacked Department Heads Angry DBS MOINES de partment heads were openly crit ical of an appropriations bill now in the House that would lop off the budget requests of Gov Herschel C Loveless The criticism p it the Republi can department heads in the pe culiar situation of siding with Loveless a Democrat against the Republicancontrolled Legislature The department heads refused to be quoted by name One said he feared unfavorable publicity at this time would put his depart ment in jeopardy of suffering an even greater slash Legislative leaders meanwhile defended the bill which would ap propriate for the doz ens of state departments The Senate passed the measure by an overwhelming majority It now is being studied by the House Ap propriations Committee Less Personnel Rep George Paul RBrook chairman of the House com mittee said the theory behind the bill is to force departments to get along with less Paul predicted there would be few if any changes in the bill as it passed the Senate An attempt was made in a com mittee session Monday to adc for the state traveling li brary It failed Rep Donald Kimball RFay in a bitter blast said the effort was sabotaged by the House members who felt whai was good 50 years ago is gooc enough now Small Increase They wouldnt even consider a small Kimball said Rural people depend on theii traveling libraries and the plan was to use the additional money to set up district Many democrats have sidec with the Republicans in slashing the governors budget for state departments Rep Casey Loss DAlgona said Theres a lot of dead wooc that can be eliminated aroum Department heads strongly dis agreed One said the tight legis lative policy penalizes a depart ment head who has run his de partment No Merit Increases Another official disclosed an age survey is underway with the thought of dismissing severa elderly workers if the tighter budget becomes law One department head saic Well just have to level off and not grant merit salary in Another promised to go as far as he could lo stay within his budget and then well curtai This budget will produce more hardship than any I can said one top elective official The departments themselvc asked for each year o the bicnnium beginning July 1 Loveless in his budget messagi recommended The Senatepassed bill would spent or a modest more than the departments receive The House committee did add another to the appropria tion of the National Guard Mon day Paul said the money foi maintenance was left out as an Frr AP Wirophoto RADIO STATION PILL Dr John T Ferrar New places a FM radio antenna on the stomach of Dr Vladimir Zworyking to demonstrate how radio waves are picked up from a radio pill as it passes through the bodys gastrointestinal tract Purpose of the new oneinch pill made out of tiny transistors and swallowed like ordinary medicine is to broadcast data on mus cular contractions and fluid or gaseous pressures Carolinas Hit by Twisters CHARLOTTE workers probed debris possible victims Tuesday while residents along a 150mile pat through the Carolinas set about cleaning up the results of Monda nights deadly tornadoes Hundreds were homeless and many businessmen had nothin but a pile of rubble where establishments stood at closing time Monday The tornadoes struck hardest in the Carolinas but also hit Vir ginia Mississippi Alabama and Mailmen Supporting Summerfield in Bid for Additional Funds WASHINGTON tives of the nations mailmen say they have been told President Eisenhower is backing Postmas ter General Summerfield in his effort to get another million from Congress Spokesmen for 13 postal em ploye organizations called at the White House Monday to pledge their support of Summerfield Afterward William C Doherty president of the National Letter Carriers said Presidential As sistant Jack Anderson in turn assured the group that Summer field has Eisenhowers full sup port Summerfield has asked for the extra 47 millions to finance post office operations between now and July 1 He has said that if the is n o t provided postal services will be curtailed begin ning next Saturday Georgia as the unstable weather conditions moved across the South At least six persons were killed all in North Carolina and more than 150 were injured as business buildings and dwellings were torn to shreds wherever the twisters came to earth Stormy weather caused by the clashing of a cold front with warm Southern air lashed other areas of the South with damaging winds torrential rains and hail The worst of the tornadoes whirled along a 150mile strip through northeastern South Caro lina and into eastern North Caro lina Four members of two Negro farm families living across the road from each other died in their homes as a twister hit southeast of Roseboro N C A Raleigh couple was killed when their car crashed headon into a truck near Raeford N during the peak of a wind and rainstorm on the edge of the tor nado area Hospital facilities in parts of the stricken area were jammed as injured were brought in by ambulances private cars and trucks No immediate estimate of dam age was available from the vast area hit in the Carolinas but it obviously ran into the miliions More than 70 persons were in jured at Falkville Ala Merger of School Districts Approved WEST UNION in the West Union and Hawkey school districts voted Monday t merge into the North Fayett County Community School Dis trict The proposal approved to 320 carried in 16 of the 17 pre cincts Approval was required i 13 precincts The new district will have a assessed valuation of million Nutter Expresses Thanks to Loveless FORT MADISON want to thank the Warren Jack Nutter 19 said Tuesday when Warden Percy Lainson officially informed him that Gov Herschel Loveless has commuted his death sentence to a life term Nutters brief statement was re leased through Lainson who said Nutter did not wish to comment further at the present time The Frceport youth has been in death row at the Iowa State Penitentiary here for the past year after being sentenced to die on the gallows for the shotgun slaying of Harold Pearce 52 In dependence policeman BULLETIN WASHINGTON Eisenhower Tuesday nominated Scott McLeod Davenport owa native and now State Depart ment chief to be ambassador to Ireland succeeding William Taft III Referendum on Liquor Issue OK d by House Hungary Ousts Attache Charges Him With Spying BUDAPEST Communist Hungary Tuesday accused Capt Thomas R Gleason assistant military attache of open espi onage and gave him 48 hours to eave the country A spokesman for the U S Le gation said that the charges against Gleason do not constitute espionage under international cus om and usage and were largely Gleason of Urbana and bl James C Todd U S military attache of Tulsa were stopped on a Hungarian country road last Wednesday and ques tioned for more than five hours They were accused of photograph ing a Russianoccupied barracks No Comment Gleason had no comment Tues day but previously both he anc Todd denied they vyere taking pic ures of the barracks N Spencer Barnes U S charge daffaires in Budapest was called to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry at noon and handed a note calling for Gleason to leave Hungary be fore noon The text of the note was no released but informed source said it described Gleason as per sona non the diplomat term meaning no longer welcome Film Confiscated The informants said the not failed to make any direct refer ence to the incident of last Wed nesday when both Gleason and Todd his immediate superior were halted by Russian troop and questioned at length by thi Hungarian security police Gleason gave up a roll of coloi film from his camera before the two men were released The film was said to have contained shot of family groups and landscapes A stenographer recorded the ques tions put to the two Americans and their replies SAME BUck flat means traffic death in pas 2i houri AP Wirephoto HAD THEIR UPS AND Resso 22 and Steven Henry 21 Col lege of Pacific students meet in the center of a teeter board to shake hands after completing 110 consecutive hours of seesawing The Alpha Kappa Phi men broke the old West Coast record of 100 hours which had stood for several years Ask Authority for Purchase of Interstate Power Dubuque Iowa is seeking authority to buy electric and natural gas facilities serving the Mason City area Interstate asked the Federal Power Commission Monday to formally approve the purchase from the Peoples Gas and Elec trie division of the Kansas City Power Light which joined in the request Plans for the purchase were announced earlier this year The agreed price is The facilities presently serve electric and gas customers Interstate also proposed to issue million of first mortgage bonds and about million worth of common stock Proceeds would be used to fi nance the proposed purchase re pay bank loans and redeem out standing first mortgage bonds of Northwestern Illinois Gas Elec trie previously acquired by Interstate and to partly finance Interstates 1957 construction pro gram Dr John B Adams Acquitted on Charge of Slaying Widow LONDON John Bod kin Adams was acquitted Tues day of a charge of murdering an 81yearold widow to get a chest of antique silver and a Rolls Royce from her estate Atty Gen Sir Reginald Man n i n gB u 11 e r immediately quashed a secret indictment accusing Adams of killing a second wealthy patient last summer Dr Adams was allowed to walk out of the courtroom on bail but he still has minor charges hanging over him of violating the Cremation Act The jury of 10 men and two women deliberated only 44 min utes in acquitting the 58year old bachelor society doctor The verdict ended a 17day hearing in Londons famed Old Bailey the longest murder trial in British history Adams after had been prolonged arrested Scotland Yard investigation into rumors that he had profited from the deaths of an unusual number of his wealthy aged patients in DR JOHN B ADAMS the seaside resort of E a s t bourne He had pleaded innocent to the charge that he had pumped massive doses of heroin and morphine into 81yearold Mrs Edith Alice Morrcll to turn her into a drug addict and finally to end her life in 1950 Adams did not take the stand in his defense Mrs Morrclls body was cremated and the verdict hinged largely on the conflicting testimony of medi cal experts for the prosecution and defense The prosecution experts said the doctors intent could only have been to end Mrs Mor relPs life A medical expert for the defense claimed the treat ment was not unusual in such widow had suffered a stroke two years that the treatment was in tended only to ease her pain The attorney general said the quashed indictment concerned the death last summer of Ger trude Hullett four months after her husband a 71yearold mil lionaire died in Eastbourne Both Mr and Mrs Hullett were patients of Dr Adams Her death was officially recorded as suicide r All About The Weather Mason City Generally fair and slightly cooler Tuesday night Low 2025 Wednesday partly cloudy and slightly warmer high in low 50s Iowa Partly cloudy Ihrough Wednesday no temperature change Low Tuesday night 20 30 Minnesota Fair and cool Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Tuesday Maximum Monday 48 Minimum Monday night 24 At 8 Tuesday 29 YEAR AGO Maximum 38 Minimum 30 Marine Officer Admits Attacking Private Banished PARRIS ISLAND S C Marine Lt William D Conroy pleaded guilty Tuesday to attack ing a private and was sentenced to dismissal from c h e Marine Corps Conroy pleaded guilty to one of two specifications charging con duct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman resulting from a fistic assault on Pvt David Lee Porter 18 Hartford Vt The sentence was the equivalent of a dishonorable discharge for an enlisted man If it is approved by higher authority Conroy will be banished from the armed forces for life and denied all veterans benefits The sevenmember general courtmartial board deliberated 50 minutes before agreeing on the sentence Woman Hit by Car Dies of Injuries DES MOINES UP Audrey M Wilson 62 a widow was fatally injured late Monday after she alighted from a northbound city bus Police said she was struck by a car driven by Walter C Mc Connell 74 as she and a woman companion were crossing the street Expand Rackets Probe WASHINGTON UP The Sen ate Rackets Committee dug deeper Tuesday into what Sen Mundt RSD called crooked underthetable payoffs to labor union officials and others in the New York City area Mundt a committee member told a reporter public hearings expected next month will show that thousands of workmen and the buyers of homes in two Long Island housing develop ments all were gypped by a sort of chain reaction in cor ruption Contempt Charge Mundls statements came on the heels of a vote by the com mittee ordering a start of con tempt proceedings against Nun zion J Squillante a former gar bage collection operator on Long Island Squillante refusing lo turn over subpoenaed financial rec ords declined Monday to tell the committee anything but his name and address He invoked the Fifth Amendment on all other questions but refused to tell whether he honestly believed that answers might tend to in criminate him Clear Evidence The committee calicd this fri Rep Howard Returns to Seat in House DES MOINES James Howard who suffered a slight heart attack about a week ago returned to his seat in the House of Representatives Monday APPOINTED DES MOINES A L Sundberg Mount Vernon has been appointed acting state vet erinarian lo succeed Dr JT U Garrett who died a week ago volous use of the Fifth Amend ments protection against self incrimination and ordered its staff to draw up the papers lo charge the witness with contempt of Congress Mundt said the committee has clear cut evidence of payoffs that he said passed from crooked employers to corrupt officials of some building trades union in New York As a result he said union members working for the em ployers were denied benefits which other employes obtained Call for Ballot in 5 Yea rs Senate Sent Resolution DES MOINES W The Iowa House voted 7726 Tuesday to sub mit the liquor by the drink issue to the people for a showdown which could come no earlier than 1962 The action took the form of a resolution for a proposed constitu tional amendment The resolution now goes to the Senate The proposed amendment if approved by the 1957 and 1959 Legislatures would permit lowans to ballot in 1960 on whether they wish to authorize a referendum on the liquor ques tion If a referendum is authorized the 1961 Legislature then could prepare for submission to the people at a general or special election a proposed law on tha entire liquor question including liquor by the drink Not Subject to Veto If liquor by the drink should be come law by such a referendum the act would not be subject to veto by the governor Thirtyeight the 108 members of the House sponsored the resolu tion However Rep T J Frey RNeoIa principal proponent of legalizing liquor by the drink and one of the sponsors of the resolution said when debate be gan that he now opposes the plan He said the result of the resolu tion would be still further illegal sale of liquor by the drink He said that if the resolution were enacted it would give candi dates for office an alibi that the people could vote on the liquoris sue in 1962 and that the candidate would thus hide behind a cloak of false Frey declared that the state doesnt have liquor enforcement now and that a previous attorney general attempted to enforce the law and was defeated He said the same thing might be said about the state safety commissioner who has announced his intention to resign Million Yearly Frey said his liquor bill would produce 39 million a year in state revenue and that if the resolution followed its proposed course the state would lose S45 million be fore the liquor question could be settled by the people Frey added As long as liquor by the drink is opposed the bootleggers will be most grateful How much longer will we be duped by tavern oper ators and bootleggers to keep tho situation as it Speaker W L Mooty RGrundy Center ruled out of order a mo lion by Rep Ernest Kosek RCe dar Rapids that an outandoufc Two Huge Tankers Enter Suez Canal CAIRO The two biggest tankers to use the Suez Canal since it was blocked last Novem ber entered the waterway at Port Said first day the cleared channel was opened to ships of up to tons One was the Belgian tanker Elizabeth the other the Italian Fina Canada They were bound for Middle East ports to pick up oil Four other smaller ships were in the south bound convoy liquor by the drink measure be substituted for the resolution Favored idea Rep Judson Perkins RCotmcil retired Methodist minis ler said he favored the resolution and declared This is the first lime in the history of the state that an honest attempt has been made to give the people a chance lo say whether they want liquor by the Rep Andrew Frommell DDu buque objected to the resolution He said laler legislalures could repeal or amend any action taken by the people He said the House should vote down the resolution and consider its liquorbythe drink bill Rep John Carlsen DClintpn labeled the resolution a beautiful stalling Those who voted against the resolution were Reps Andrews Baumhover Burris Carlsen Chambers Coffman Conner Wea ver Dodds Falvey Freed Frey Frommelt Hall Henclrix Hoth Howard Kcho McCoy Naughton Owen Reppert Rusk Stephens Vance and Watts Alt are Demo crats except Coffman Weaver Frey Hcndrix Hoth Stephens iancl Vance ;