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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 10, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Home ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXII AtaxUited and United Presg Full Lease Seven Onts a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY This Paper Consists of Two No 107 Havent Accused Neff of Bribery Case Approval Given to Farm Bill Rigid Props Are Backed By EDWIN HAAKINSON WASHINGTON election year farm bill which combines President Eisenhowers soil bank plan with the rigid price supports he says would nullify it was ap proved early Friday by the Senate Agriculture Committee Brushing aside the Presidents contention that such action would defeat the main object of the soil the committee confirmed the 87 vote last Saturday by which it had tentatively approved sup ports at 90 per cent of parity for wheat cotton corn rice and pea nuts Going beyond its Saturday ac tion it added special provisions to benefit dairymen and growers of burley and fluecured tobacco and voted to figure parity prices on the higher of two formulas Parity is a price determined un der farm law to be fair to pro ducers in relation to their costs An older formula was replaced this year by a newer one which had the effect of lowering parity prices on most crops Chairman Ellender DLa said the alternative provision adopted by a 96 vote could prevent a drop of about 13 cents a bushel in wheat supports and lesser amounts on other basic crops Goes to Senate The committee which started work Thursday morning went be ybndrlast midnight before complet ing its bill which still must be drafted into final legal language The measure then will go to the Senate Ellender said he expects Senate debate to get under way about Feb 20 Many Republican senators be absent next week for Lin coln Day political speeches Both he and Sen Aiken senior GOP member of the com mittee predicted a bitter floor battle Aiken led the fight against rigid price supports A return to the higher rigid sup port program would knockout the flexible support program which the Eisenhower administration pushec through in 1954 Setting the levels on a flexible scale between 75 and 90 per cent it was designed to reduce overproduction by paying farmers less when their crops were not needed Eisenhower proposed this year to supplement the flexible prograhi with a soil bank plan under which farmers would be paid to plan less of the surplus crops than their allotments under the control pro gram Normal Conditions He and Secretary of Agriculture Benson have contended that heavj governmentowned surpluses ac quired under the highlevel suppor program have kept farm price down Once this surplus is ab sorbed they said farm prices wil react to normal market conditions The House voted last year to re turn to 90 per cent price supports It has not considered the soil bank designed to take up to 40 millio acres of farm land out of unneed ed production Farmers would b paid about half the value of crop they could expect to grow on th retired land The Senate committee approve the idea along with authorizatio of million to pay for it An other 350 millions was authorize for a conservation reserve unde which any kind of land could b planted to grass or trees for pe riods of 3 to 15 years Siamese Twins Die in New Hampshire HANOVER N H Iff Siames twin girls born a month ago wit a common heart and liver ar dead One died Thursday and the othe ghortly before midnight after do tors performed an eighthour ope ation at Mary Hitchcock Hospita to sever the survivor from he dead sister The twins daughters of Mr an Mrs Leopold Marcotte Lyman N were never named and ha been referred to as A and B They were joined at the chest an abdomen FAMOUS Mendez second from left blows a few notes for Mason City High School band director Paul Behm left and the trumpet section of the band Mendez heard the Mason City band in Chicago early last December and dropped Thursday to pay his respects He was traveling from Rolfe to Waterloo on a concert tour High School Band Visited bv Worlds Leading Trumpeter By DRAKE MABRY The man generally acknowledged as the worlds greatest trumpet player paid the Mason City High School band a surprise visit during rehearsal Friday Rafael Mendez veteran of circus and dance bands symphony orchestras and once Pancho Villas personal musician was traveling from a concert in Rolfe to Water loo He asked if he would go through Mason City He would he was told Mendez had heard the Mason City band during its Chicago ap Mad Dog Irvin Is Captured SAN FRANCISCO Ufi Indiana fficers were coming to San Fran isco Friday to return Leslie Mad og Irvin velvetvoiced slayer of ix who was captured quietly in pawn shop on Market Street hursday Irvin 31yearold Evansville pipe nsulator sought throughout the ation was picked up quietly when e tried to unload two diamond ings he admittedly took from a ome at Redonda Beach near Los Angeles He then confessed his past I wasnt too the mildmannered condemned man said in an interview Ive been ex pecting to get picked up for quite His arrest was coincidental In spectors John OKeefe and Leo Ferraggiaro dropped in to the pawnshop routinely Said OKeefe He acted suspiciously as if he didnt belong to the Irvin produced identification of Victor Davis Los Angeles pianist with Tex Williams Western Or chestra He spent one night Jan 28 at Davis apartment after thumbing a ride with the pianist Irvin had hitchhiked from Princeton where he escaped Jan 18 from the county jail Irvin was convicted Dec 20 of fatally shooting W Wesley Kerr Evansville filling station attend ant He was charged also with Apel Fined New Trial Sought WATERLOO Wl Melvin Apel liidd farmer Friday was fined costs in Federal Court ere upon his conviction of con ealing information from the gov rnment Judge Henry N Graven ordered he fine stayed pending filing of a motion by defense for a new trial Apel was convicted by a Federal Court jury at Dubuque Feb 1 on ne count of a fourpoint federal ndictment Two of the original ounts were dropped during the rial and he was acquitted on a third The count on which he was con icted alleged that he delivered for payment under the corn support rogram as sealed corn a quan ity of corn whicb included below grade unsealed corn as well as sealed corn The government contended that Apel former chairman of the Tloyd County ASC committe raudulently obtained loans and layments from the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee as well as from the lommodity Credit Corp The government also has filed suit seeking damages from Apel on eight counts No date for a hearing has been set on the civil suit Dr Edward Mabie IT Speech Teacher Dies IOWA CITY Edward Iharles Mabie head of the Uni versity of Iowa speech and dra matics department for 31 years died of a heart ailment at his home lere Thursday night He was 64 Mabie started teaching at the university in 1920 after he was graduated from Dartmouth and aughtrat Dartmouth Illinois Wes eyan and the University of Ken ucky He was appointed head of he department in 1925 Miss Lucy Asks Court to ReAdmit Her to University BIRMINGHAM Ala WTAuthe rine Lucy Birmingham Negro secretary Thursday asked a fed eral court to order the University of Alabama to readmit her to classes immediately i Lucy was excluded from classes at the Tuscaloosa school by its Board of Trustees Monday as a safety measure after rioting broke out She was the first Negro ever enrolled at the1 125yearold insti tution Mass demonstrations pro tested the end of segregation there Judge Hobart Grooms ordered the trustees arid Dean of Adminis sions William F Adams to appear at a hearing Feb 29 Rep Chauncey Reed of Illinois Is Dead WASHINGTON Chaun cey W Reed 65 Illinois Republi can died Thursday at Bethesda naval hospital LESLIE IRVIN About The Weather Mason City Considerable cloudi ness through Saturday Colder with snow likely Saturday high around 30 Low Friday night 1822 Iowa Fair to partly cloudy With noi m p p r t a in t temperature change Friday and Saturday Low Friday night 15 east 24 west FiveDay Iowa Temperatures Fri day night through next Wednes day will average near normal Normal highs 31 north to 38 south Normal lows 11 north to 21 south yOnly minor daytoday temperature changes are ex pected during the period Preci pitation will range from less than twotenths of an inch in the eas to onetenth of an inch or less in the occurring mainly as rain or snow about Monday Minnesota Cloudy mild Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 28 12 18 Abuses Cited in Free Care for Veterans WASHINGTON Olin E Teague DTex said Friday fed ral investigators haye found some very flagrant abuse of the ystem of free Veterans Adminis tration medical care for penniless Teague chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee re eived the report from the General accounting Office He said he is o concerned that he may make Ublic the names of some of the veterans involved as a means of educing the abuses Among cases reported by the GAO in a sample survey 1 A retired construction engineer laving a net financial worth of and an income of a year got free VA hospitalization or 25 days 2 A farmer with income of MM a year and net worth of 33 also got VA hospital treatment or 25 days Both men were treated for ill nesses not connected with war service and made sworn state ments that they were unable to pay Present law requires the VA to irovide free hospitalization for nonserviceconnected cases upon he veterans own word that he cant afford the cost of private reatment Thats provided the VA has beds available after taking care of serviceconnected cases Only a small percentage of vet erans are falsely saying they cant afford to pay Teague said but only one such case in a community is enough to give the whole vet erans program a terrific black slaying five others Mrs Mary Holland Mrs Wilhelmina Sailer in her country home near Solitude and three members of the Goebel Duncan farm family near Henderson Ky The seemingly harmless slayer was unarmed A search of hi cheap hotel room disclosed a hunt ing knife I wouldnt hurt he said All the way out here I got along fine with people and they were very nice I was recognized twice that Im sure of once by a motorist outside Springfield Mo and by a truck driver at thats in Nebraska But I knew he was calling police so I left in a Irvin said he fled Princeton be cause he was He fashioned a crude key out o cardboard glue and locked three walkei out of the Princeton jail whil Sheriff Earl Holten watchin television in his living quarters Irvin said he then hoofed it fo 13 miles along a railroad track tc Mt Carmel where he stol a 1948 or 49 Chevrolet fourdoo sedan It slid off the road and over turned in a ditch somewhere be ween Mt Carmel and Cairo he added I dont know jus He abandoned the car and began his long hitchhiking trek west ward Irvins story of the journey From Cairo I went across th bridge into Missouri and spent a night at Pine He heard news broadcasts tha he had seen in various places including Joplin Mo I was going to Joplin but whe I heard that I went in the qpposit Des Moines Next got a ride to Columbus hit ting there about 5 in the morning A truck came along and took m to Scottsbluff and I spent a nigh in a filling station The next lif was to earance early last December and ked them so much that he wanted to stop and pay my re He spent about an hour listening the band rehearse Theyre he said after re earsal was over You reflected Mendez the ability of the conductor al ways reflects on the band If a and has a fine teacher the music vill also be fine From the sound of this band pu have a very fine e said Conductor Paul Behm just earned a smile Five Teachers Mendez who spends the winter months traveling the nation play ng guest appearances with high chool bands and symphony orches ras said hehad never heard a 3ad high school band in Iowa Texas or Washington state Why They have fine teach he said quietly Mendez spends the summer ilaying concerts in Europe He does about 75 concerts or guest appearances a year in the The thin musician was born in Mexico His father was a music teacher and band leader I first appeared professionally as a trum pet player when I was years old he said When Mendez was lOVi the fabu ious Pancho Villa stayed overnight in his village heard the Mendez orchestra playand demanded that they come with him as his personal musicians Once the story goes Mendez re fused to play for the outlaw Pancho Villa put him in front of a firing squad and said Mendez played To in 1926 Mendez finally earned enough money to come to the in 1926 He migrated to Detroit where bandleader Russ Morgan heard him play He immediately hired Mendez Tours with the bands of Paul Pops Whiteman Bing Crosby David Rose and other greats fol lowed Mendez calls Dizzy Gilles pie and Louis Armstrong his favor ite trumpet players He likes the Les Brown band too But I like all kinds of he added Own Record Company Mendez records for his own rec ord company He calls the label He says he prefers classical and semiclassical music over jazz or popular tunes But the greatest source of satis faction to Mendez is his work with youngsters those just starting the musical jaunt I have two sons in Los Angeles 18yearold twins who play with he said I guess theyre my only GETS Minter 32 a Fort Dodge bank officer Friday was named the out standing young man of Iowa for 1955 by the state Junior Chamber of Commerce The award made annually for distinguished serv ice to the community will be presented at a dinner Saturday night in Ottumwa Nutter in Death Sentence Senate Hearing Opened Fund Offer Described WASHINGTON Francis Case RSD testified Friday ha regarded a Nebraska lawyers campaign contribution as implying an abnormal interest in his vote on the natural gas bill So he rejected it Case said But Case repeated that he does not allege any attempt was made to bribe him Just learning of the 25 bills dropped on a friends desk by John M Neff Lexington at torney and sometimes oil lobby ist sort of took my breath Case told a Senate in vestigating committee And he quoted an office assist ant as exclaiming My Lord when he told her about it Case was the first witness at the opening of a Senate inquiry into the incident which Case brought last week into the Sen ates debate on a bill to lift fed eral price controls from natural gas producers Big Profits Taken in Tavern Stickup DES MOINES holdup man stole nearly in a stick up at Jacks Tavern here early Friday the tavern proprietor told police Jack Oliver the proprietor said he opened the tavern about and a customer Clifford Bickett walked in a few minutes later About the thiefcame in pulled what Oliver thought was a Luger pistol and ordered Oliver and Bickett to lie on the floor The bandit took about in coins and nearly in currency from a cash drawer and fled Oliver said Oliver said he had the sum of money in the tavern so he could cash checks for customers who gel paid on Fridays INDEPENDENCE UP Warren Jack Nutter youthful slayer of an Independence policeman Friday was sentenced to hang by District Judge Shannon B Charl ton The 18yearold Freeport defendant made no emotional out burst when the judge passed sen tence The youths mother Mrs Edith Schoop of Freeport col lapsed in her husbands lap She later walked from the courtroom Judge Charlton ordered Nutter taken to the state penitentiary at Fort Madison until Feb 18 1957 at which time he shall be hanged Pleaded Guilty After reading a fivepage judg ment the judge told Nutter May God have mercy on your Nutter committed first degree murder in the Jan 5 shotgun slay ing of Policeman Harold Pearce 52 Judge Charlton ruled Wednes day The youth last week had pleaded guilty to an open charge of murder Pearce was shot to death in the sheriffs office here after Nutter and four young companions were arrested following a 90milean hour chase Nutter had been given permis sion to go to the restroom then slipped out a window obtained the shotgun from his car and returned to shoot the policeman Girls Testified With NiitieiL at the time of his arrest were Betty Zwiekle 16 Freeport Joan Saur 17 Ronkford Robert Wright 16 Rockford and David Jenkins 17 Forreston HI The two girls had testified at a hearing to determine the degree of Nutters guilt that he fired at Pearce after ordering the officer to remove his revolver from its holster Wright and Jenkins each are serving a total of 11 years in the mens reformatory in connection with an Earlville service station holdup and jnilbreak A state Parole Board official saic he couldnt recall any teenager pre viously being sentenced to be hanged in Iowa AP Wlrophoto LABOR BIGWIGS AT RALLY George Meany of the APLCIO and Walter Reuther former CIO president Thursday night join their hands in a sign of solidarity at a meeting of the Executive Council in Miami Beach Fla The group is mapping plans for a nationwide membergetting drive and multimillion dollar financing fund Sports Bulletin Mrs Les Johnstone Mason Womens golf cham pion beat June Nelson olis 21 in the semifinals of the Palm Beach Womens Golf Tournament Friday Miss Nelson was runnerup in the Na tional Womens Amateur last year See earlier story on sports SOME Case had told the Senate he was first inclined to vote for the bill but would vote against it because of the proffered as a cam paign contribution The Senate passed the bill 5338 last Monday with Case voting against it To the fourmember special in vestigating committee Case said he did not know how the might strike other but tofhim it wag evidence there might be ex traordinary profits for someone in the gas bill Case was still giving his testi mony when Committee Chairman George DGa ordered a luncheon recess in the hearings Case related an accouiit of the general circumstances of tha incident and was under question ing by Committee Counsel Charles W Steadman as to the timing of ast Fridays speech in which Case told the Senate about the matter Steadman asked Case if he real ized the gravity of the issue of the timing of his Senate speech Some backers of the bill had sug gested in later debate that men tion of the Neff contribution was intended to sway senators to vote against the measure Cases position Case said what led him to make the speech at that particular time yas that on the previous afternoon here had come to his attention a Dec 7 letter telling of inquiries by Neff about Cases position on the gas bill He said Neff not only had made inquiries about his position but had left the under circum stances that would bring the con tribution to his attention before the vote on the gas bill The Dec 7 letter was written to Case by E J Kahier business manager of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader and the person to whom Neff turned over the The letter said Neff had been in Kahlers office accompanied by Paul Whaley and they had dis cussed the natural gas bill Kahier wrote that Neff inquired how the South Dakota senators stood on tha measure and that he had replied he was almost sure they both fa vored it Visited Office In checking with his staff Casa said he learned Neff had visited his office some time previously and had discussed the gas bill with Miss Opal Van Horn Cases legis lative clerk He said Miss Van Horn recalled that Neff had sought an interview with Case but that the senator was too busy to sec him She didnt recall talking with a Mr Neff as Case said but she did recall having talked with a man who said he knew Kahier Case said he told her Opal this is a very serious thing Neff had given 25 bills to Kahier as a contribution to Cases campaign fund I think Miss Van Horn said My Case continued Then he said he called a Ne braska friend discovered Neff wan an attorney in that state and de cided that I didnt want Ci anything to do with the ;