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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 27, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXIII AnocUted PTCM wad United Full Wlrti Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 27 1957 This Paper Consists of Two One No 171 Committee to Tac Iowa Tax Bills Rains Cause Texas Floods Hundreds Evacuated by Boats Property Loss Is Mounting DALLAS Flood walers surged out of dozens of rivers and creeks in much of Texas Satur day flooding lowland and forcing hundreds of persons to evacuate their water logged homes Torrential rains up to 8 inches lashed a wide area of the state Friday and a barrage of at least six tornadoes struck in central and east Texas injuring five per sons and causing property dam age estimated at more than a mil lion dollars The cloudbursts continued Sat urday in south and central Texas Many areas braced for more flooding as virtually every river and creek in north central and south TeUis were expected to reach new crests Saturday and Sunday Heavy Downpour At Kennedy in the once hardhit drought area of Karnes County high winds accompanied a down pour that dumped inches of rain within 20 minutes Police ordered the evacuation of 500 families in the southern part of Dallas in anticipation of a flood on the rampaging Trinity River Thev river was expected to hit a crest of 44 feel six feet above major flood stage Trees between 75 and 100 feet high in the oncedry river bottom were half submerged in the swirling muddy water as the Trinity continued to rise half a foot per hour The total evacuation in south Dallas was expected to reach to families A inch rain drenched the city Friday Isolated The Department of Public Safe ty said the little community of Comanche 120 miles southwest of Fort Worth was virtually isolated by flood waters from streams in the area All roads were reported closed power was out and tele phones were shut off At Killeen in central Texas heavy rains Friday night forced 100 families from their homes Damage from the tornadoes was heaviest at Tyler where a twister roared across the eastern edge of town and hit 400 houses An 8inch rain caused a flash flood at Hamilton 70 miles west of Waco A drivein theater was destroyed and other property damaged high winds and heavy rains at Cameron The Lit tle River overflowed ils banks near the city forcing families along the lowlands to flee Highways and city streets were closed in many parts of the slate Psychiatrist Backs Down on DATE WITH DEATH DETROIT A Detroit psychiatrist told police Friday night he hired a gunman to kill him because he was despondent but changed his mind and failed to keep the rendezvous Chief Assistant Prosecutor Ralph Garber said the shooting wouldnt have come off as planned anyway The man Dr C L R Pearman hired to do the job was an undercover patrolman as signed to the case I was despondent when I arranged the Garber quoted the 56yearold psychiatrist as saying I fett I had nothing to live for I changed my mind So I kept away from my He did not elaborate Pearman who is single asked a Detroit night club porter to find him a killer The porter tipped police who assigned a patrol man to set up a payoff meeting with Pearman Garber said Pear man gave the plainclothts man and promised him more when the job was done Pearman asked the patrolman to ransack his office to make it appear that he had surprised a burglar at work BUT ANOTHER GRIEVES Parents Find Dead Daughter Is Alive MT PLEASANT Mich Iff A mixiip in identities after an automobile accident left a young husband grieving Saturday for a wife he had thought alive and the parents of a girl rejoicing she was not dead as they had believed More than 36 hours after Mr and Mrs Ezra Snyder identified one of the crash deaths as their 17yearold daughter Judith they learned they were mistaken Ju dith is alive but in critical condi tion in a hospital The dead girl is Mrs Norma Jean Barnhart 18 Judiths com panion on a ride that ended when their car left the highway and hit a tree near here early Thursday Also killed in Ihe smashup was Buddy Lee Emery 16 James Johnson also 16 was injured critically All the teenagers are from this central Michigan com munity The error in identity was dis covered Friday when classmates of Judith and Mrs Barnhart went to a funeral home to pay their respects Injuries had disfigured the dead girls face but her ognized a wedding friends rec ring and a locket as belonging to Mrs Barn hart Eugene Barnhart 23 an air man at Selfridge Air Force base in Ml Clemens who had been keeping a vigil at Ihe hospi tal bedside of the injured girl he thought was his wife was called He identified the ring and the locket as his wifes Positive iden tification was established through fingerprints NEW GRANT CHICAGO The Ford Foun dation has announced its first cli reel grant of casli lo a country behind the Iron Curtain This one is for and is to be used tc finance what the foundation callec a twoway exchange of student between Poland and the Unilec States and western George Mikesh Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement George Mikesh 44 ormer attorney here Saturday guilty to a charge of ein ezzlement when he appeared be ore District Judge G B Richter Judge Richter agreed to defer sentencing until Aug 28 at Vlikeshs request Mikesh who was disbarred by the Iowa State Bar Assn last January for unethical practices was indicted on the charge by the Howard County grand jury a week ago He had been free on bond since his arrest last Feb Jordan in Roundup of Commies Third Day of Martial Law AMMAN Jordan new government set up military courls Saturday to try cases stem ming from the Arab nations re cent political turmoil King Husseins Arab Legion continued a roundup of Commu nists left wing leaders and ex treme nationalists in an atlemp to wipe out the Red influence contributing to Jordans ferment The country remained outward ly calm with the streets of major cities virtually deserted in the third day of martial law pro claimed by the young monarch Hundreds Arrested This dispatch passed through censorship did not specify wheth er these extremist elements were to be brought before the military courts It was reported in other Arab capitals that several hun dred persons were arrested in the roundup of leftists One report said former Premier Suleiman Nabulsi ousted by the king two weeks ago was under house ar rest in Amman The new cabinet met for two hours under Premier Ibrahim Hashem Government officials who hart been fired during the Nabulsi ad ministration were nearly all given back their jobs The streets of Amman old Jeru salem Nablus Ramallah and Ir chief Jordanian all were virtually deserted under the almost total curfew Troops and police patrolled the five cities forcing everyone except a few of icials to stay indoors through most of the day Hand Strengthened King Husseins hand was ruray Mikesh was charged with con verting to his own use a clients check for which was to be used in a land purchase transac tion handled by Mikesh SAME BUek flag neani irmrflo death in past Jl houri strengthened by pledges of loyalty to him and his new governmen from sheiks and mayors in the older part of his desert realm The 21yearold king also re ceived some public expressions o support from the small but crowd ed Palestinian part of Jordan ac quired during the 194849 ArabIs rael War It was among the Palestinians that the Communists infiltratin the ranks of Arab Nationalis movements exerted most of their influence Husseins moves beginning with the martial law and the abolitioi of all political parties Thursday brought him at least temporary victory in the second round of hi struggle for his throne Th kings appointment Friday of Su leiman Toukan as military gover nof Jordan was Ihelp bring control expected t GlobeGazelle photo bv Gililis PEEKABOO Its National Photography Week and Elizabeth Herrold 18 12th S observes the occasion through the lens from a studio camera The Globe Gazette photographer posed Miss Herrold behind the handheld lens to capture this unusual picture Leveling Trend Seen for Economy by Fall By JOSEPH R SLEVIN New Tribun News WASHINGTON The surging joom that carried the American economy to a record breaking ligh lasl year has flattened out Government economists n o w are taking a wary though not a Iowa Loan Practices Study Sought DES MOINES measure which would set up a committee to study procedures of Iowa lend ing institutions was passed 875 by the House Friday and sent to the Senate An appropriation of to pay committee expenses was knocked out of the proposal If such a committee is created its members apparently would have to pay their own expenses Under t h c proposal a nine member committee of three ators three representatives pessimistic view of the outlook They no longer fidentthat business activity will continue to grow in the months immediately ahead and some gov ernment experts believe there is a distinct possibility that eco nomic activity will drift down be fore the year is out We might be in it by laic sum mer or early one of the eacling administration economists said But he quickly added thai business could turn up almost as easily as it could turn down None of a group of economists whose opinions were solicited by this reporter believes a recession is in prospect They believe instead that the national economy cither has or Senate House in Deadlock Legislation Is Must1 DES MOINES nillion program for the next two ears was just about as much ip in the air Saturday as before he 1957 Legislalure convened ast Jan 14 The Senate has approved ona program Ihe House another ach side has refused to budge The knotty problem now is in the lands of a joint conference com mittee The group will hold its irst meeting Monday Committee members expressed optimism Saturday of reaching a recommendation However a good many members of both the House and Senate do not share that feeling There are four Scnale and four House members on the committee Second Body If Ihe committee cannot reach a solution agreeable to at least three members from each house a second conference committee will have to be appointed and so on until some plan is adopted by both the Senate and House In the past there have been bills on which two or three con ference committees failed to reach an agreement The result was the whole thing was dropped and the legislators went home But this cannot be in this case businessisoon will reach a plateau from Inhere must be some plan of rais are conUvhicri it might retreat slightly ing the revenue on svhich the Claim Hoegh in Line for Federal Job DES This is a situation where you would be crazy to star shouting wolf too one analyst said Its a situation that calls for watchfulness but Units an other expert declared Many Doubts There are a good many ques ion marks but theyre not too a third economist asserted Its not the kind of situation that calls for government stimu a fourth offered Its conceivable lhat some steps might be necessary toward the end of the year but the time has ing state government will operate in the two years beginning next July 1 The final adjournment date still is uncertain Thats primarily be cause of the lack of a tax pro gram But most of the major ap propriations questions still re main in doubt also Named to Ihe Conference Com mittee were Reps Vern Lisle R Henry Stevens RJef Elmer Vermeer RPel and Howard Rcppert DDes Represenling the Senate were Sens X T Prentis R Mount J Kendall Lynes R nol come yet to spruce it Jolin Sh0eman RAt aclciccl President Eisenhower Grove ly lias warned of Ihe danger of in1 and Gene Hoffman D flatioh and of the need for price and wage restraint by manage ment and labor lie told a news conference on Thursday thai in flationary pressure are one reason the administration is try ing to slow government spending plans Bitterly Fought The Senate tax bill calling for continuation of the per cent sales lax for two years and the present individual and corporation income lax rates at their present levels was bitterly fought by Dcrnocrals in the Senate and Re No Immediate Problem publican representatives from But most government econoborder areas where neighboring isls do not consider inflation slaks lo havp a sales lax fan immediate problem Instead Gnv Herschcl Loveless had said he would veto the Senate bill and government is to came up a com at a high wlljcn lhc gov the business STRIKE AVERTED NEW YOftK Penn sylvania Railroad obtained a tem porary restraining order Friday against a threatened strike by some members of the Transport Workers Union AH s bout Weather Mason City Mostly fair with no important temperature change through Sunday Low Saturday night 3540 High Sunday 6570 Iowa Partly cloudy through Sun day Colder east through Satur day night Warmer west and central Sunday High Saturday 5560 north 6167 south Low Saturday night 3843 north 4450 south Minnesota Pair and cooler data Globe Gazette weather ap to 8 Saturday Maxinfum Friday 58 Minimum Friday night 39 At 8 Saturday 52 Precipitation oa inch YEAR AGO Maximum 59 Minimum 42 lion to that has taken place this year is MOINES Reports in Iowa political1 Saturday that former Gov three persons to be named bvLco is in line for a believe the chief task facing the governor would make t h efedorli Dimmishalive post study and report recommendai An FBI agent visited the lions lo Ihe governor by Friday Indications suwjcrnor had indicated he would ac Nov 1 1059 jthal he was making the j jccpt The Stale Banking Departmonljjnvestigation which precedes The House plan would have con recommended last year thai alimportant federal appointments study be made Rep A L Hoegh himself was not avail sing RLowdcnl sponsored theiable for comment House resolution lie remarked Some speculation centered on that it is said that if some peoplenhe possibility thai Iloegh said lived lo be 100 years old Iheybecnme federal civil defense ad never would be out of iministralor excellent But The resolution would give the Val Peterson former Nebraska jhurting And lotal volume icommittce power lo who now holds the tici growing very liltle if at all 1 Methods used by loan firms fcnse post is mentioned as a jto obtain business choice for ambassador In 2 Whether finance charges onJDenmnrk Such a change would consumer goods should be the civil defense post lo ap tinued the per cent sales tax jonly until next Jan 1 To make up UII1V UIILl 1 IU ULdSC UU f Ih fcyv h loss in revenue resulting o e evci as gone ou anc from a rcilirn t0 a iwo per cent sales tax after that date the Business overall appears to lines are is sales 180 receipts now going to the road use tax fund and ited 3 Repossession practices Practices in resale of I tracts and rebates con AP Wircpholo GUESTS EVACUATE MOTEL Carrying their belongings quests at a motel on U S 75 near Dallas prepare to evacuate in fire department boats when flood waters reached a depth of five feet Heavy rains this week have inundated many areas of the Lone Star state Des Moines Man to Head Masons SPENCER A Guy Sparks DOS Moines Saturday held office as grand high priest of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Iowa He was elected with olhcr officers at the annual convocation Friday Grayson Cedar Falls was named grand king Phillip Pitts Sioux City grand scribe and Lester Swanson Marshall town grand treasurer Officers reclrcted were J grand sec retary D 11 Monlux Algona trustee Clifford W Hutton j trans for this sum to the slate gen Pessimistic Reports icral fuiul Hut lhc limits of Washington Not Enough Money economic caution are apparent c n T the judgments of the most prssil X ixiintmenl by President of Ihe economists who of lje Way a hower interviewed an Mcans Committee whcb When HncKh left office in Asked whether he agrees Senate nary he saki he was interested some of his colleagues in f only in returning to the practice agencies that the business siiuaj of law in Charilon ttion is pretty he replied Hoegh was among the original Iowa supporters of Eisenhower for the presidential nomination in 1952 compromise because it would Result in the loss of ycs its kind of strong not000 in silcs ax revenue in the darned strong not very strong years Stanhope Man Killed in Auto Accident STANHOPE Kenneth Woods Stanhope was killed and a companion was injured Friday when a pickup truck over Its pretty strong Were marking time but 2 Take dollars out of Ijroad funds during the same peri think the downturns we are ting in some industries are onlyl Prentis said the House bill just lurnccl on a gravel road a mile UKwest of here Bert Anderson 38 of near Stanhope was injured Woods believed lo have been the driver adjustments and that were not going to have He believes business activity will edge down after midyear and that real national output in the fourth quarter wilt be no higher than it was in the closing three months of 19fG NEW HOSPITAL tctloo and Richard V thrown about feel info a Sioux City lo Ihe board of tusjl lodians rnvr field ns Ihe truck rolled T LARK proposediiufjourn Friday unlil Tuesday At Dickinson County last moment Sen D C No SP1RI lal will be located near the junc tion of Highways 719 here the hospital board of trustees said Friday doesnt have enough money in and would leave the state from to short on July 1 1959 The Senate also lurned down a proposal which would wipe out the Housepassed provision to the 10 per cent of the sales tax money from the road fund The Legislature had planned to Ian f IMowa Senate floor leader suggested Ihe Senate work and the House followed suit I ;