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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 29, 1960, Mason City, Iowa North lowai Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL M The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors Associated and United iBieraaUonal FuU Lese MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL W 1WO Copy ThU Consist of Two 171 Tenacity of Benson unequalled No one believed hed be around until the end By DICK WEST JVASHINGTON we could figure outa bottle the adhesive qualities of Ezra T Benson we probably could make a fortune in the glue busi ness More than seven years have passed since the call went out to Salt Lake City beckoning Benson to Washington to be come President Eisenhowers secretary of agriculture The way Benson heard it the call beckoned him to become Ei senhowers first and only agri culture secretary AS SUBSEQUENT eve s were to prove when Benson gets a call he is a hard man to disconnect Such greybeards as can remember Bensons ar rival here say that even then he had a settled look about him as though he intended to stay a long long time Since that fateful day a host of congressional D e m o c r ats plus a geodly number of Repub licans have used everything but a shoehorn to try to pry Benson out of his cabinet seat When last seen they were shopping for a shoehorn But even his most diehard critics finally came to realize that trying to dump Benson was about like trying to skin dive in the Great Salt Lake NEVERTHELESS time is at last running out on the tenure of the undumpable secretary Un der the 22nd Amendment Eisen hower cant seek reelection and not even Benson expects to stay on board after the new presi dent is inaugurated Janu ary So when I heard that Benson was going to testify before the Senate Agriculture Appropria tions subcommittee the thought struck me that it might be my last chance to see him confront his critics When I arrived at the Senate 1 Office Building Benson already was enscounced in the witness chair and was expressing deep appreciation to the subcommit tee for the cooperation it had given him over the years If what Benson received from any congressional group was cooperation then he and I have different definitions of the word I figured he either had a short memory or was tendering an olive branch garnished with bygones AS IT TURNED out the sub committee members also were in an auld lang syne mood It is true they made iome rather pointed comments about Ben sons programs But nobody read aloud the airline schedules to Salt Lake City or anything like that When the hearing was over I went to the Senate Library and looked up t h e testimony that Benson gave the first time he appeared before the subcommit tee on April 13 1953 The time has come he said then when we must have the hard facts of squaring our spending with our income Then I noted that since 1953 the agriculture department budget has risen from 000000 to The times apparently changed even if the secretary didnt New pressure on SUI fraternities IOWA CITY Wl New steps have been taken at the State University of Iowa to put pres sure on national fraternities to eliminate policies that restrict membership to certain races and creeds SUI President Vir gil Rancher approved Thursday a new provision in the univer sity Code of Student Life to make any fraternity that does not abolish discrimination liable to remedial action On the inside Editorials 4 Clear Lake News S North Iowa Features 9 Sports 1112 Comics 14 Society News 15 CubGazette 17 Mason City 1819 Latest Markets 19 North News 22 Gukfo Puiloot Section Turkish rioting spreads 100 persons are injured Was aware of payola disc king Clark says ALLAN POPE American sentenced to death JAKARTA Indonesia ffi Allan Lawrence Pope Ameri can flier of fortune Friday was sentenced to death for fighting against the govern ment in Indonesias 1958 re bellion An Indonesia air force judge convicted the 31year old pilot from Miami Fla of carrying arms for the rebels killing 17 members of Indo nesias armed forces and fly ing bombing and strafing mis sions in the uprising against President Sukarno Pope showed no emotion as Lt Col Sardjono the judge pronounced the death sentence The judge gave him a week to accept the verdict or ap peal to a higher court If the flier accepts the verdict the judge may ask Sukarno for a pardon Pope admitted flying for the rebels but insisted he flew only one attack misison The others were test and patrol flights Popes World War II B26 bomber was shot down near the governmentheld port of Ambon on May 18 1958 at the height of the revolt He bailed out injured his right leg on landing and was cap tured j ANKARA Turkey against Premier Adnan Men deres spread to this capital cil Friday in defiance of martial law At least 100 persons were in jured as mountedpolice swing ing long riot sticks charged into demonstrating students With tear gas the police drove the students into the Law and Political Science buildings of Ankara University ABOUT 9000 students took part in the demonstration Eye witnesses told of seeing four students and a policeman killed but these reports could not be confirmed The demonstration began as the Ankara students massed to sing the Turkish independence anthem and to shout approval for the 10000 Istanbul students who rioted against Menderes shouting free dom and citing the example of Korean students who toppled the Syngman Rhee regime The Istanbul rioting also was reported to have caused deaths but the military commander there said he received no such advices The martial law declared Thursday to curb Istanbuls demonstrations was extended to Ankara but failed to stop the politically minded students from speaking their piece TIME FOR A CHUCKLE Disc jockey Dick Clark right and his attorney Paul Porter manage smiles as they take their seats at the witness table in Wash ington Clark made his long awaited appearance for AP Pliotnfax the House Legislative Oversight subcommittee which is investigating payola on the broadcasting industry Clark denied he ever accepted money or gifts to plug records over the air Denies he took payment Tells probers of royalties FROM OUK WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON Television disc jockey Dick Clark testified under oath Friday that he never accepted payola But he ad mitted he knew that one of his record companies was dishing out payola to other disc jockeys and that he did nothing to stop it Clark also acknowledged that lie himself had received gifts worth and a pay menl as a royalty The idol of the teenage set swore before House investiga tors however that he never agreed to push any record or to permit any performers to ap pear on his show in exchange for money or anything of value N ews in a utshell FROM OUK WIRE SERVICES NEW YORK All eight engine rockets of the Saturn super rocket will be fired in a ground test for the first time in a day or two Space scientist Wernher Von Braun calls the test a milestone of progress in which more than 1 200000 pounds of thrust will be developed CHICAGO The na tions traffic death toll in March was the lowest for any March in 11 years The 2400 highway deaths represented a 16 per cent decrease from the total of 2860 in March 1959 BIG SPRING Tex Sign in the window of a small liquor store here Drouth relief WASHINGTON The State Department announced it will permit American citizens to travel in Hungary again The announcement said that travel restrictions imposed by this govern ment Feb 3 1956 are be ing lifted at once WASHINGTON House Appropri a t i o n s committee voted extra funds for missiles planes submarines and space satellites but or dered the military to thin out its bosses cur tail travel and halt enormous waste in pro curement DENVER A last gasp storm belted the Rocky Mountain region with up to 14 inches of snow THE GOVERNMENT eon trolled radio announced that all universities will be closed May 29 Three hundred mounted police charged into the students as they started to march away from the university grounds singing in praise of exPresident Ismet Inonu the leader of Menderes chief opposition In the melee that followed 30 persons were hurt and all the windows in one wing of the uni versity law building were smashed The students retreated into the building and threw pieces of broken window glass down on the mounted police Ankaras military commander appeared and appealed to the students to go home The dem onstrators booed him and stayed in the law building The police then set up a cordon around the building to keep the students from getting out to rally others to their support Burning cross found on Iowa City lawn IOWA CITY UPI A cross was burned late Thursday night on the front lawn of a Univer sity of Iowa woman staff mem ber who is involved in a planned crack down on university fra ternities with discriminatory membership clauses M i s s Helen Reich an assistant to the dean of student affairs dis covered the fourfoot high wood en cross burning in front of her home after someone pounded on her front door and disap peared She called the fire de partment which put out the flames There were no injuries or property damage CHANCE of RAIN First North Iowa report 6 counties show population dip Iowa Considerable cloudiness with chance of oc casional rain or drizzle Fri day night Colder Friday night lows 36 to 42 Consider able cloudiness and colder Saturday with occasional very light rain or drizzle mostly forenoon Highs Saturday 47 to 52 Iowa Considerable cloudiness with chance of light rain Fri day night Colder Friday night Lows 36 to 42 north west 42 to 48 southeast De creasing cloudiness west con siderable cloudiness and cold er with occasional drizzle east Saturday highs 45 to 52 north west 52 to 58 southeast Out look for to part ly cloudy and cool Minnesota Clearing cooler Highs Saturday 4252 Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 am Friday FORT DODGE UPI Six of the first eight counties re porting total population fig ures in the 6th District during the 1960 census showed drops in population the district cen sus director said Thursday Bill Algood Fort Dodge the director of the census count in the 6th District re leased the final population fig ures for Webster Emmet Green Hamilton Hancock Kossuth Pocahontas and Win nebago counties Only Webster and Emmet counties showed increases in population while the other six counties showed drops in pop ulation figures The 1960 census figures with 1950 figures in brackets for the counties were Emmet 14694 Greene 14294 Hamil ton 19187 Hancock 14556 Kossiilh 250G5 Pocahontas 14149 Webster 47534 44 241 and Winnebago 13054 Fort Dodge seat of Webster County showed almost the entire increase of ihe countys population The citys popula tion in 1960 was 28277 up 3162 from the 1950 census Estherville the county scat of Emmet County showed more of an increase than the whole county The citys 1950 population was 6719 com pared with the 1960 count of 7877 Algood said Population gains were re ported in a number of other municipalilies in the district They include Algona 5674 gain of 259 Clarion 3150 gain of 68 Bclmond 2499 gain of 330 Forest gain of 151 The first figures from the Iowa census seemed to indi cate that the predicted trend away from rural living and into the city was true Trial begins Tuesday on Jim Hoffas ouster Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 63 48 52 39 68 42 HIROHITO IS 59 TOKYO Hirohito Friday celebrated his 59th birth day WASHINGTON S Dist Judge Joseph R Jackson Fri a trial beginning civil proceedings day ordered Tuesday of aimed to oust James R Hoffa as president of the Teamsters Union Jackson denied a motion by Bulletins CHICAGO UPI The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen Enginemen Frr Hoffas attorneys that he lhrowin various personal business en out the proceedings Hoffas attorneys immediate ly announced that they would go to the U S Court of Appeals in a new attempt to avoid the trial Other motions to forestall the trial already are pending for decision before the appeals court THE PROCEEDINGS against Hoffa are based on a contention that he misused union funds They were brought by court appointed monitors who contend Hoffa used some of De day announced it will go troit Local 299 Teamsters funds on strike against the Milwau kee Railroad Monday How ever a union spokesman says if the National Mediation Board intervenes the walkout will delayed AP Photofax UNREST IN TURKEY Underlined are Istanbul and Ankara in Turkey where martial law has been declared in face of demonstrations against the strongman regime of Premier Menderes The rioting is similar to that which deposed President Rhee of South Korea SAN FRANCISCO UPI An amateur radio operator re ported Friday he picked up a message from Peter Gluck mann who had beenmissing in a small plane on a flight from Tokyo to New York that Gluckmann was down on a beach 150 miles from Hono lulu There was no confirma tion from other sources Cartractor crash claims second life FORT DODGE W The sec ond victim of a cartractor ac cident near Pocahontas died Fri day He was LeRoy Schmitz 35 Pocahonlas farmer who had been hospitalized here since his tractor collided with a car driven by Kenneth Lady 34 of Havelock last Saturday night Lady died Monday of injuries Tiny baby dies after 26 hours DES MOINES A pre maturely born baby girl died in her 26th hour of life at Mercy Hospital here Friday The infant was born Thursday in an emergency delivery aided by neighbors at the home of her parents Mr and Mrs Harry J Peppers Weighing terprises One enterprise was a Florida real estate development in which Hoffa originally had a 45 per cent option In arguing the proceedings should be thrown out Hoffas attorneys contended that the courts have no power to re move him and that this is a privilege entirely within the hands of the union members who had elected him JUDGE JACKSON ruled how ever that it is the decision of the court that the monitors clearly acted within the scope of their authority Jackson heard arguments all day Thursday and for an hour morning on the ROBERT W LISHMAN coun sel for the investigating subcom mittee questioned Clark about promotional spending by the Chips Distributing Corp one of the 33 firms in the music rec ord and other businesses in which Clark testified he has held interest He owned one third of Otnps Clark said he re ccntly completely divested my self of all interests in the mu sic and record fields Lishman asked if Clark was aware that Chips shelled out in payola to various disc jockeys Clark acknowledged that through a conversation with Harry Chipelz operator of the firm and another onethird own er that Chipetz paid payola Clark said he left the opera tion of the firm to Chipetz Frankly it never occurred to me to look into it in detail he said I would no more think of telling Harry Chipetz how to run his business than the man in the moon LISHMAN BROUGHT out that Clark had become aware of Chips payments of payola be fore Clark got rid of his interest in the company when payola be came a subject of national at tention last November Initial questioning of Clark in dicated he faced a searching in quiry into the operations of his varied outside interests Lishman introduced account more Friday issue A situation which gives a par icular legal twist to Hoffas case is the fact that he took he union office under a court consent decree issued in Jan less than two pounds the tiny girl had been placed immediately in an incu bator She was 3Vz months pre mature and only about 12 inches long seven less than normal MERGER TALK BALTIMORE The New York Md Central Bal limore Ohio and the Chesa peake Ohio Railroads have been discussing a merger of the three lines thai would effect the future of the industry in the Northeastern states sheets showing that from 1957 through 1959 Clark invested in a batch of firms and received a total of in cash from the same companies in the form of salaries profit on stock sales and the sale of as sets Clark said these figures had been agreed upon by his law yer his accountant and an ac countant for the subcommittee CLARK SAID he wasnt vtry good at figures and that math ematics was the only course he ever flunked at school His wife keeps the checkbook in nis fam ily he said I am not versed in the ways of breaking down profit and loss statements he said Clark said he got the royalty payment from Ber nard Lowe Philadelphia owner of the song Butterfly which Clark played on his program uary 1958 That decree let Hof a take office provisionally with a threeman monitor board ap pointed by the courts to super vise a corruption cleanup SAME DATE1WO20S IOWA SAFEIX Y1GCBES r and which became a national hit Under Lishmans questioning Clark admitted he had had an oral agreement with Lowe that Lowe would pay him a royalty of 25 per cent on this song Clark had not mentioned this in his prepared statement IOWAN HELD SAN DIEGO Calif UPI Divers were searching San Diego bay here for a smallcali ber revolver an Iowa sailor ad mits he used to kill a liquor store clerk during a holdup John W Alhoff 19 Onawa Iowa admitted the fatal shoot ing of William Jones 72 San Diego last week ;