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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 13, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS E HOME VOL LXI1I Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST13 1957 This Paper Consists Two Ona NO House Set to Pass Postal Rate Boost SISTER IS RESCUED Kensett Boy 9 Suffocates in Bean Bin on Neighbors Farm KENSETT Rodney Thoender about three feet of beans 9 son of Mr and Mrs Ray mond Thoen who farm near here died Monday when he ap parently suffocated in a soy bean bin Rodney and his sister Patty 10 were playing in a bin at the neighboring Truman H o g a n farm Dwight Crum a Northwood trucker rushed to the bin when he heard Patty shouting He said pressure from the beans being taken from the bottom of the bin had pulled her in up to her neck She was not injured It took some time to dig Rod ney out He was buried un A doctor from Northwood worked over the boy until he could be rushed to a Mason City hospital He was pro nounced dead after a Maspn City resuscitator crew had worked on him for about 45 minutes He is survived by his parents two brothers Dennis and Dal las five sisters Sandra Bon nie Roxieanne Sherry and Patty and his grandparents Mr and Mrs George Dahl and Mrs Thea Thoen all of Ken sett Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Conner Fu neral Home Northwood PolistiModel City Struck LODZ Poland tfPl Communist authorities placed armed guards at every street corner of this tense city Tuesday and braced for a showdown with 10000 defiant transport strikers Their strike forhigher pay paralyzed the city once hailed as a Communist model for all Poland Police tear gas bombs sent five persons to hospitals in one out break Monday Other strikers barricaded themselves in car barns to prevent strikebreaking Street cars are the only public trans portation in Lodz a city of 700000 about 75 miles southwest of War saw Dubbed Red City by Communists it is Polands second largest municipality The strikersignored govern ment leaflets branding the strike illegal and calling on the strikers to return to their jobs The strik ers object to a government move to link pay boosts with vodka con sumption In a swift countefmove authori ties moved in 1000 trucks ready to operate an emergency trans port service Union Chief McNeal Group Gathers on Agenda DES MOINES po litical activities and finance will be the next target of the spe cial legislative investigating com mittee Chairman Clark McNeal RBelmond said Tuesday McNeal made the announce ment that politics would come under scrutiny as his committee met for the first time in morel than a month to lay the ground work for the next phase of its in vestigations McNeal said however that al though the committee was turn ing its primary attention to poli tics this did not mean it had closed its highway investigation permanently In fact the group still had some unfinished busi ness concerning the highway Rate on Communist Party headquarters in Warsaw dispatched three Polit buro members including a trade union chief to Lodz to seek some settlement Workers were told by the gov ernment Sunday they would ge a 50 per cent pay raise Oct 1 But they were told at the same time that their only hope of pay boosts would come through extr state revenue expected from a 1 per cent hike in vodka prices Th strike came in answer to the voc ka pricewage boost tie Even the official Polish pres doused cold water on the vodk wage stimulus possibility It sai the prise rise anticipated from vodka sales would give only a small possibility for effecting Sioux City Man Beaten probe to take up before turning its attention to other fields Its chief investigator Asst Atty Gen Don1 Swanson was to pre sent a report on his recent visit to Indiana to investigate two men the Iowa Highway Commis sion said were involved in an un successful at tempt to pad equipment purchase bids to be submitted to the commission Highway Commission The committees investigations so far have dealt primarly the Highway Commisison the bic scheme and Tortured loo land purchase However the group is author ized to investigate whatever DRASTIC ACTION AGAINST OVERTIME Virginia Scales Los Angeles sits in police station after she paid a call on Frank OBrien her husbands boss and bopped him over the head with a twoby four She said OBrien an electronics business pro AP Wirephoto prietor was working her husband John too many hours She was charged with assault with a deadly weapon OBrien admitted keeping Scales after regular working hours occasionally but said he didnt think he was abusing him in lieu of Scales salary Indictment Tossed Out by e WATERLOO UP Distric chooses in the broad area of the Judge Shannon BCharlton Tues SIOUX CITY 40yearold ioux City man was found beat n sadistically tortured and tanging by his wrists early Tuesr lay in the storage room of a Soulh Sioux City Neb service station he managed Richard Rosier was taken to utheran Hospital here where his condition was described as fairly good Rosier was found about 6 am langing by his wrists from an overhead electric conduit Dwaine Johnson 18 South Sioux City a station attendant found his em ployer when he opened the sta tion for business Steel Pin in Chest Rosier had been stripped of most of his clothing and beaten A 4inchlong steel pin punc tured the skin of his left chest laterially A rope with a case of soda pop attached had been tied to the pin The pin was still sup state government and political ac tivities Swanson declined to disclose whether he learned anything of an important nature during he Indiana trip He said he would fowa history let the committee decide whether his report was important Under Indictment Swanson went to Indianapolis to investigate Virgil Smith and Arthur J Mogilner named by the Iowa Highway Commission as the two implicated in Bid Padding attempts He said only that he talked to Indiana State Police about he two who are under indict icnt in an Indiana highway scan al Smith is a former chairman f the Indiana Highway Commis Plan Scientific Attack on Iowas SAFETY PROBLEM DES MOINES UP Iowa Public Safety Department announced Tuesday a scientificattack would be launched this week to pinpoint the cause of car accidents Russell Brown acting state safety commissioner said a full time accident records and research program will be opened fcr the first Iowa We want this new divisicvji to act like a Geiger counter that will start to buzzwhenever a certain type accident becomes too active Brown said Then well know where to bear down North Iowa Soaked by day threw out a manslaughter inl Brown said the first fob of the new division will be to conduct dictment on grounds that the sei crecy of the verdict had been vio iated in what he said was an ap parently unprecedented case in Charlton dismissed an indict ment returned by the grand jury changes in wages and suggested porting the rope with the case there must be increased attached A safety pin had been jabbed tion and reduced costs Sent Delegation j The workers sent delegations to Warsaw last June demanding higher pay Their wagesnow av erage 1050 zlotys a month Low er paid workers get as little as 700 zlotys monthly The Commu nist government has pegged the zloty at 25 cents American cur rency but such rates are often meaningless in actual exchange A poor quality raincoat for ex ample costs 2500 zlotys Lodz meatpacking and textile center had been looked on by the into his right chest He was un conscious when found but re fained consciousness on the way to the hospital Message Found Scrawled in a yellow crayon on an oil carton in the store room was the message Thanks for the money It was signed The Four About was missing from the station Rosier said that he had been driving his car in South Siou City early Tuesday when he wa forced to the curb by a car bear men Communists as their prize Redij four men The me aU city t was one of the few places masked dragged Rosier from hi in Pnlanri thr Communists in Poland where the Communists1 had any following before World War II Widespread unrest in Poland flared into the open in June 1956 when workers staged their now famous bread and freedom riots in the industrial city of Poznan Fiftythree persons were killed as police and Red tank troops battled defiant workers before the amaz ed eyes of hundreds of Western businessmen who had come to Poznan for the International Fair SAM9 ion The McNeal committee estab ished by the 1957 Legislature sked Smith and Mogilner to ome to Iowa to be questioned about the Iowa deal Smith re used and Mogilner did not reply o the invitation Swanson said he accomplished nothing during his visit to Indian apolis to get them here against Myron McLaughlin Wa terloo McLaughlin had been charged with manslaughter in connection with an automobile accident which took the lives of Ben Butler 70 prominent attor ney and former district judge and Ray Paul 61 vice president of the Rath Packing Co The grand jury met last week but recessed Friday without re porting However on Thursday a Waterloo newspaper said a man slaughter indictment had been voted When the jury reported Tues day Charlson dismissed the ver diet and ordered the case re submitted to a new grand jurj Sept 3 Charlton made no attempt to fix the responsibility for the se crecy violation and said he would research into causes for a 45 per centincrease this year in fatal traffic accidents on fowas secondary roads The division will be headed fay Clifford O Swanson 43 now a staff member of the driver research laboratory at Iowa State College Swanson will start to work for the department Friday at a salaryof a year Workman Is Injured Slightly in Car Train Collision A Good Thunder Minn con struction worker Tuesday after noon escaped a cartrain collision with minor injuries Jerome Rosin was injured when a North western States Portland Cement Co clay line train hit his car at the railroads crossing on 12th N W Rosins car was dragged 175 feet Rosin was treated at Park Hospital for cuts on the arms and a chest bruise and released His car was wrecked Letters Fate in Senate Held Uncertain WASHINGTON Leaders of both parties Tuesday predicted House passage of a bill to raise mailing charges but a fight was n prospect over a 4cent letter tamp Both Representatives McCor mack and the majority and minority eaders told newsmen theyex pect the House to approve thi postal rate increases asked by President Eisenhower to help off set a postal operating deficit Martin specifically said he ex pects approval of a raise from 3 to 4 cents for mailing a letter This is the bills principal money raising feature f No Forecast Neither forecast what would happen to the measure in the Sen ate Martin was asked about re ports the Senate might tie the postalrate bill into another meas ure which would raise the payof postal workers He said enow whether that might be done ut predicted Eisenhower would veto such a combined measure The House has voted pay in creases for postal and other gov ernment workers The Senate has not yet acted There has been speculation that passage of a pos al rate increase as well as the pay raise measures might make it easier to override an expected yeto of the pay raise legislation Eisenhower has opposed any general pay increase for govern Mason City and North Iowa in general received its best rainfall in months Tuesday as nearly ah inch and threequarters ofmois ture was recorded in a three hour period According to Robert W Judd Cerro Gordo County extension director the rain insures a good corn crop in most areas The moisture however came too late in some sandy spots where corn and soybeans already lave suffered drought damage In these spots crops will not re cover completely the extension director said Softening Action Judd said the softening action of the rain on the soil will save fanners thousands of dollars in fall plowing in time gasoline and wear and tear on tractors and equipment The rainfall also helped the third cutting of alfalfa and saved some seeding which was getting dry in the fields The KGLO weather station re DeMILLE IS 76 HOLLYWOOD vie maker Cecil B DeMille observed his State Hears Protests on Lake Project DES MOINES Corn well Mason City attorney voiced to the Iowa Conservation Commis sion Tuesday the objections of a delegation against a real estate development adjoining the waters of Clear Lake and the cutting of some bullrushes Cornwell spokesman for aborted 19 of an inch by 8 am group of Mason City and Clearjand another 145 inches by Lake residents raised three objecjThe rain reached torrential down tions Bruce Stiles commissionjpour proportions at times ment employes as potentially in flationary Immediate Hike The ratebill would raise im mediately the rates on firstclass letter and air mail and provide graduated increases on second class newspapers and magazines and thirdclass advertising mat ter mailing costs In all the increases would bring hy 1960 an estimated million dollars a year in added postal revenues The Post Office Department has estimated postal revenues now ars running about 651 million dollars less than it costs to run the serv ice The department estimated the firstclass increases bring in in additional rev enue They include raising first class letters from 3 to 4 cents an ounce air mail letters from 6 to 7 cents an ounce air mail cards from 4 to 5 cents and post cards and drop letters from 2 to 3 cents A drop letter is one mailed in a post office for delivery to a box in that office assume it was birthday Tuesday uto and forced him into thei ar He then was driven to the tation where he was forced pen the store room The assault and torture followed Draft Call Drops to 7000 Men WASHINGTON Army Monday issued a draft call for 000 men in October 1000 fewer than the previously announced quota for September The reduced call followed an economy order from Secretary of Defense Wilson that the Army trim its total strength by 50000 ay the end of this calendar year The Army said at the time it would meet this reduction by weeding out more men of mar ginal effectiveness and by lower ing draft calls The October call is the lowest since April 1956 when 7000 draf tees were inducted director said the commission would take the matter under ad visement Objections were made to The cutting of a canal from the lake to the development area the cut ting of several hundred feet of bullrushes and the bulldozing of the lake shore to build up the real estate development shoreline The development is a project Quite Common The showers were quite com mon across North and Northeast Iowa but other portions of the state were expected to get them Tuesday night Areas not hit by the rains re mained hot and humid Tuesday High temperatures in Iowa Mon day ranged from 87 at Mason City to 97 at Sioux City and Coun cil Bluffs Lows early Tuesday ranged fioni 64 at Davenport and Cedar Rapids to 77 at Sioux City All About of George West and Orval Clark Des Moines Protests also were voiced to the commission at a meeting in Clear Lake in July Cornweli quoted biologists as saying the bullrushes help fishing George Jcck Spirit Lake com mission chairman challenged that statement Cornwell then said the best fishing spot on the lake is Mason CHV Considerable cloudi The Weather Flash Flood Hits City in Arkansas Residents Flee RUSSELLVILLE Ark A flash flood swept through this northwest Arkansas city of 8000 early Tuesday forcing more than a score of residents from their homes Some had to be evacuated by motorboat and one man was rescued from a tree after water swept him from a highway Water ran two to six feet deep in the northern section of the city There was considerable damage to businesses and sev eral cars were under water at the peak of the flood The flood was caused by a steady rain that fell for almost where the development is taking place We feel the rights of the pub lic to fishing is paramount to the rights of real estate develop ment Cornwell said ness with occasional shower or thunderstorm Tuesday night clearing Wednesday Cooler Wednesday high 7782 Low Tuesday night 6266 Iowa Partly cloudy with scat Some people awoke after mid night to find water in their bed rooms Two motprboats with the jfire department rescue unit were used to evacuate 17 people from their homes AP Wircphoto STILLED WHEELS The rear wheels of an asphalt truck rest in tarcovered grass of the railroad rightofway at Tort Worth Tex after six men died in the colli sion of the truck and a train The impact splashed tar over everythingwithin a 150foot radius f Dayton Man Dies of Accident Injuries FORT DODGE Walter Hover 56 Dayton died Tuesday of injuries suffered Monday night in a twocar crash on a county road one mile north of Dayton Hoycr w a s injured when hisl car collided with one driven by W H Engiemeier Lehigh tered showers and thunder storms Tuesday night and southeast Wednesday Cooler northwest Tuesday night andj all except extreme southeast Wednesday Low Tuesday night U S Denies Plot for Upheaval in Syria on the Lehvgh Roaci Hoycr died at Lutheran Hospital EnglcmeierJYEAR AGO was reported in good Maximum with arm and leg cuts Minimum V DAMASCUS Syria ac 5664 northwest 6472 southeast I cused the United States Tuesday Minnesota Clearing warmer Plotting to overthrow President S h u k r i Kuwatlys government GlobeGazette weather dataThe United States Embassy here quickly labelled the charge a complete fabrication An official government stale jmentsaid the United States iiuli 19 inch jcatcd willingness to pay Syria be tween 300 and 400million dollars 76 aid if a new government would 63 imake peace with Israel up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum Monday Minimum Monday night At 8 am Tuesday Precipitation 87 67 67 ;