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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 20, 1957, Mason City, Iowa m North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home Associated Press and United Press FuU Lease Wires CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THAT MAIAIL N 0 T H I W A N S NESHBOKS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 20 1957 Prices to Hold Livestock to Stay Level WASHINGTON UP The Ag r i c u 1 lure Department said Tuesday that present farm prices of livestock are expected to pre vail at least through the first half of 1958 This means the retail price of meat probably will con tinue at its present level for the next year The departments publication The Livestock and Meat Situa tion said the 1957 calf crop is down 2 per cent from 1956 the lamb crop is 3 per cent smaller and the combined spring and fall pig crops are only 1 per cent lower It is likely the department concluded that livestock pro duction and slaughter will con tinue for some time below their very high level of 1956 While employment and consumer in comes remain high prices of livestock to producers although fluctuating seasonally may be expected to retain this years1 gain through at least the first half of 1958 Smaller Corn Crop Feed costs probably will be less in the coming feed season than last the department said All feed crops except corn are larger than last year Those of hay barley and grain sorghums are of record size The corn crop was estimated on Aug 1 at 3066000000 bush els 11 per cent less than 1956 Even though the corn crop is smaller the estimated total pro duction of 130 million tons for the four feed grains is almost the same as last year Not only would the prospective output meet foreseeable needs but with support prices for feed grains lower their market prices likely will average a little lower Prices of all classes and kinds of meat animals in early August were above those of a year ago Increases varied from per 100 pounds for Iambs to more than for hogs The depart ment said most of the gain in price resulted from smaller cur rent supplies for slaughter Feeding Costs Higher The department said prices of fed cattle may weaken slightly late summer and early fall but will rise later Prices of hogs will decline seasonally but give promise of staying above 1956 This Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection One No 339 Tuesday at Britts Hobo Day HiT mP was elected without opposition W Ear HaU of ceremonies a crown which features a of the Hoboes luall editor was master prices until the last few weeks of the year Prices of lambs are to remain above a year likely ago Total costs of feeding cattle this coming season will be higher than last the department said The increase in the cost of feeder stock will exceed substan tially the small reduction in costs of feed Average profits may be real ized on cattle bought in August if cattle slaughter decreases and prices rise in 1958 as expected A drop in consumer demand or re currence of drought would pre New Succeeds Ben Benson Boxcar Myrtle Is Hobo Queen BRITT Scoop Shovel Scotty reigns again The 83yearold ho bo was crowned King of the Ho boes at the 57th annual Hobo Day festivities here Tuesday W Earl Hall editor of the Mason City GlobeGazette who acted as mas ter of ceremonies placed the crown on Scottys head The 1956 king Hobo Ben Ben son was named Hobo King Emeritus by acclamation of the crowd He and Scotty as usual Burlington whose slogan is Myrtle Knows All the Answers This is a 14yearold firm Myrtle helped Girl Scout Troop 102 and the committee in prepar ing the 1200 gallons of pungent mulligan stew which was served free at nqon to all visitors here Cooking was started at 4 a m Tuesday Ingredients in the stew included three 50pound sacks of cabbage 700 pounds of potatoes two sacks of rutabagas 150 pounds of car rots 200 pounds of onions whew and 40 bunches of celery Hobo Headquarters Kenneth Higdon chairman was assisted in cooking the brew by John Stratton and Walter Hefti and as many hoboes as could be recruited to help Reactor Agreement Is Reached luctant House Most of the program devised by the SenateHouse Atomic En ergy Committee was included in a 352million dollar atomic thorization bill approved by vent this The department said produc tion of hogs doubtless will in crease in 1958 Cattle numbers however likely will be down by January since slaughter in 1957 is not being reduced enough to prevent further decline The Weather Mason City Cloudy with occa sional light showers and thun derstorms Tuesday night and Wednesday Slightly warmer Tuesday night low 6065 High WednesdaySO85 Cloudy with occasional showers and thunder MIIVJ kivvjn e didnt want to be on the same Hobo headquarters has b e e n rence late Mon stage and Ben tried to push P across the street from thej y out of the limelight Memorial Building A huge sign of the items in the bil 1 Ti U11 out of the limelight Boxcar Myrtle now known Boxcar Myrtle now known as painteci bv Be Benson identifies are noncontroversial T h e v Myrtle Ann Tekiallj French PIaceSam Cole has a large cover regular authorizations for A Memorial Building A huge sign painteci bv Be Benson identifies are of the items in the bill noncontroversial T h e v Union Wives P I Grant McGowan 84 Dies Grant McGowan 84 president and founder of the Ideal Sand and Gravel Company died earlj Tuesday morning at a Mason City hospital He had lived in Mason City 64 years and made his home at 1400 Plymouth Road Ulysses Grant McGowan was born May 18 1873 at Silex in Lincoln County Mo near Troy He was the son of Alexander and Mary Calhoun McGowan His education was received in Grundy County Mo and as a young man he helped his father on the farm Started in Farming Mr McGowan came to Mason City in 1893 and was employed on farms near Mason City until 1896 when he became the owner and operator of an 800 acre farm near Mason City In 1915 he founded the Ideal Sand and Gravel Company in partnership with F A Stephen son who sold his interests to Mr McGowan in 1924 Since that time Mr McGowan had been president and owner of the indus try He continued his interests in stock farming and at various times was interested in the Hawkeye Materials Co and the Imperial Silver Fox and Fur Co School Director He was a trustee and director of the township school board member of the Iowa Sand and Gravel Producers Association Chamber of Commerce a past member of Rotary Club a char ter member of BPOE 375 and the First Congregational Church Mr McGowan was married Maud Bryant Mason City born to Wayne A to Dec 27 1896 in Three sons were them Clarence and Earl Clarence B and Earl McGowan Mason City five grandchildren WASHINGTON WJDrafters of and 15 a sister Kate Watson IUL guv jAdte vvacson ernment construction of atomic Calif He was preceded in power reactors predicted Tuesby a son Wayne A McGowan tate day it Will be approved by a 14 1955 and by nine shouted baouiea ers and sisters w ert Lstone pastor of the First Congregational Church wHl wUh ciale Burial will be in Elmwood ents 3 pra Hoffa in Witness Chair Describes Wifes Deals WASHINGTON m Teamster boss James R Hoffa was con fronted Tuesday with evidence his wife and a wife of another union official ran a stake into dealing with a firm for which Hoffa helped settle a strike Hoffa in the witness chair of the Senate Rackets Investigating Committee did not dispute the figures presented by Committee Counsel Robert F Kennedy biit said Kennedy apparently was speaking of profits before ax es Oh did they pay taxes Ken nedy said The profitable business dealings of the two women dating back to 1949 were developed as Ken nedy dug in the the background years of the 44yearold Midwest Teamsters chief now risen to the point where he seems heir ap parent to national leadership of this countrys biggest union Police Record Kennedy wenttoo into Hoffas police record and brought from the witness an acknowledgment that he once returned more than to some grocers after ha had been extortion On this Hoffaprotested that the charge had been reduced to Negro family moved infn i and contended this allwhite community under police was an FIRST NEGROES IN CITYWilliam Myers is served coffee by his wile Daisy as they become the first Negro family to move into the 15000home allwhite commu Squabble as Negroes Join New Community t0 ranchstyle home Ail unfair light in its presentation at the committees hearings The 44yearold Hoffa was good neighbor and I hope brought tothe stand as the cul ilham J Myers 24 in his new miriation of three weeks of hear ings into charges that he placed racketeers in key New York Teamsters Union posts to capture ijc i B Monday night 42 state policemen were busy keepracketeers in key New York mgsome protesting neighbors in this Teamsters Union posts to capture Maud velopment of 15000 homes pushed back two blocks fvnm union the area sons Myers home nuni for Hoffa Myers home Rocks Thrown a chre of State PoHce L over a loudspeaker You have struck one of my men services will be held I will not tolerate this I give you pm Thursday at the Major 10 minutes to get back to your Memorial Chapel The Rev Robhomes Twentytwo troopers lined up fo ced the rowd back The slicks were used cal1 at on one resident who Wicker said cursing officers and resisting nti ft r umutjia juu resisting v until the time of services police line He was identified uncontested as Queen of ihe HodlsPlav of photos clippings and boes awards he has received over the A huge parade led by Benson years on dsPlay at headquarters and Myrtle Ann Teluall French le has traveled 300000 miles pub the former Rnvpar licizine Hohn rav ho i 1C it I the former Boxcar Myrtle started off Hobo Day here Tuesday Spectators who lined the 24 block parade route saw in addi tion to the hoboes Miss Iowa Carol Fleck of Oskaloosa and etty float featured a mobile bath tub with two men inside taking licizing Hobo Day he said There were indications the ho boes actually tramps instead of bums are reaching an ever greater degree of acceptance and respectability Cole for example ii iT krjef case umjer v jivaiuuacl dlltl many beautiful floats One novtravels with hls arm Gov Herschel Loveless was pu vlti nvo men inside taking Loveless was baths A washing machine motor to speak at 2 before the pumped water into the tub as thpJcrmvd on platform near fhn Iowa light storms in west and central Tuesday night and over the state Wednesday High Wednes day 8088 Lou Tuesday night 8088 Low Tuesday night 6065 Further little Thursday Minnesota Considerable cloudi p Hobo Eight dachshunds pulled a Ulb as the tovj the platform near thc A wil1 Atomic Energy Commission con struction work in the year ahead The compromise bill was ex pected to come up in the Senate first Approval was anticipated there The House two weeks ago eliminated all of the reactor proj ects in a victory for the Eisen hower administration which op posed them But the program was approved in full by the Sen ate last Friday night forcing the issue into a SenateHouse confer covered wagon Seven high school bands provided snappy march musk as the floats moved along Trevor Hutchinson a student from Keighley Yorkshire Eng land was introduced from the judges stand as the hobo from the greatest distance Hutchin son Woman Dies of Crash Injuries DBS MOINES to Mrs Rose Miller 69 Des Moines died ence Nudism Fuss Continues EVANSDALE The contro high vvf mutlica UILUl ij T Tl JTl greatest distance HutchinIonday n2ht of injuries sufferedjversy over nudism and a high j mgiii uuuo saicl he didnt mind that desinfa twccrr auto accident at aniboard fence continues to simmer outlook Cloudy withnpllon nerf but wouldnt herc Saturday The in this Waterloo suburb OI tf6 Des ness through Wednesday with scattered showers and thunder storms GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum Monday Minimum Monday night At 8 am Tuesdav YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 80 52 fiO 68 40 About 25 hoboes led by their national president Sam Cole showed up for the celebration But as usual the occasion be came a civic celebration and the town was crowded with thousands of nonhobo visitors Myrtle is back for the first time in four years Myrtle Grew Up She said she changed her name six weeks ago because she grew up Myrtle runs the French Information Service in inghousc worker who built a fence around his back yard says he his wife and their two daughters and 3 practice nudism inside anytime we get a the fence chance About 25 SAME of Froits neighbors went to the Evansdale cil meeting Monday night with a GRANT McGOWAN Thieves Net at Store BE CO RAH roke into the Jack and Jill Food Market here Monday morning and stole from a locked fif ng cabinet as Donald Walker 34 a truck driver of Levittown who w a s fined after pleading guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct All Quiet By midnight all but a handful of the had returned to their moderrtitic lowslung houses The police force was cut to four troopers guarding the Myers home All was quiet at the house in the Dogwood Hollow section where Myers moved in with his wife Daisie 32 and one of their three children Two other children are staying at the home of rela tives Fort Dodge Bomb Scare cleared some 600 a busy downtown department store Monday nhnn Phone call that planted somewhere in the store for Hoffa Kennedy askedhow many times Hoffa had been arrested 17 Arrests I dont know Bob Hoffa said I think it was about 17 times I was picked up In many in stances the charges were dis UP Police missed but in three of these cases persons out of there were convictions n department Kennedy said in one case the night after they grand jury charged Hoffa with an anonymous extortion in the collection of a bomb jiad been money from some grocers Flaring up Hoffa said this V11C vail aijtnarge vas later reduced to a and the caller said bomb was set to explode at JTm not saying you were guilty They immediately cailed of extortion Kennedy toldhim thei Youre implying it sir Hoffa out of the store bv g I LI LlC moved out again Nothing happened Then police moved back to con tinue their search Admits Attempt to Extort Money Charge Man With Attempted Murder of Frank Costello NEW YORK UP A former heavyweight boxer surrendered Monday and was charged with at from Marvin Sel tcmpt to assassinate former rack Vlce resident of the Mer Maybe More I think really it was something more than that Hoffa said Hoffa the 44yearold heir ap n parent to Teamsters President Boy Dave Beck said some time ago he didnt intend to invoke the Fifth Amendment but would an swer ail questions to show hed done nothing wrong has nothing to hide Hoffas cali the rackets ts czar Frank Costello Vincent The Chin CEDAR RAPIDS 16 vcarold boy a selfstyled committee culmi son of some intelligence but oneinatC5 heannSs into New York who has no scruples about homi y r affairsThese hearings cide has confessed a exC featured testimony that it tortion attempt authorities said Police said Carl A Harris con fessed Monday to an attempt to extort S2500 from Marvin Sel chants National Bank Selden and members of vmuj UL mi smalltime gambler with a 12familv hacl been threatened with year criminal record was booked h m three tetters Harris al ate leedl wr was Hoffa who sponsored Team sters chartering of phony calls dominated by Johnny Dio Tony Duck Corallo and other rack eteers Monday Einar 0 Teamsters Union vice Mohn a president late Monday night 10 hours after walked into the West 54th the rear of the store but that the thieves apparently gave up and settled for the from the fil ing cabinet tj j i m rt v i 1 signed petition demanding hat They said there was an it the fence be torn down tcmpl madc o nut the council ruled it cannot act unless the protestors prove the activitiesof the Froits are creat ing a nuisance Authorities said the thieves IStreet Polce station with his father four had been sought since May 2 the day a ambushed uores sa the thievespoce staton wi gained entrance by jimmying the Jawver and casually surre ront door with a crowbar Gigante married and a lesedly wrote Harris was ar rested Saturday night when he pick up the extortion went to monev and executive assistant to Beck said it was Hoffa who suggested chartering the Dio and Corallo locals NEWSMAN DIES BRAINERD Minn UP unman ambushed CostcllolBraincrd newspaperman a n di lie entered the lobby of h i Frank Hall 77 8 i nrt f t il 1 i f Singer Mel Torme Has Heart Attack an apartment building and fired one of aumbbte shot which creased the scalp of Hall the underworld arc don June n England UP Mei Tor me collapsed attack Monday night singing at a theater here ;