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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 11, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBOR 5 VOL LXII Pcest iod United Preii Full Wirej Seven CenU a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY II 1956 This Paper Consists oi Two No 101 Cl ase Inclined at First to Accept Gift t Man Dies in Crash Fatality Is First of Year WRECKAGE IN WHICH MAN DIEDThe cab and box of a truck Andersen of near Meservey was flattened after it rolled over on a rural road Friday night There were no witnesses to the accident which took Andersens life Farmers in County Questionnaires ToTabuJate Attitude on Representation A questionnaire lo determine whether the thinking of the Iowa farmer is being properly pre sented in at the national capital went into the mails Saturday to nearly Cerro Gordo County farmers The questions went to approxi mately Farm Bureau mem bers and to all other farmers in the county Sponsoring the project is a com mittee of four farmers who point out that they are Cerro Gordo County Farm Bureau members in good standing with no other farm organization Average Farms With the questions went this explanation At a recent Cerro Gordo County Farm Bureau board meeting doubt was expressed as to whether the opinion of the average Iowa farmer is being truly expressed at all times With a desire to obtain at least a partial answer the county Farm Bureau board voted to send out the attached questionnaire but because of a reversal in opinion eight days later and a refusal to proceed with the proposed plan a committee of Farm Bureau members are assuming the task The agricultural committee of the Mason City Chamber of Com merce will as a service tabulate the questionnaires when returned We aslt the cooperation of every farmer in the county by making an immediate return The Questions Signed Committee Harold Alleman Paul Meyers Floyd Thomas and Floyd Following are the questions be ing asked the farmers Are you in favor of acreage al lotments being determined on a tillable acreage basis Do you think that coop pack inghouses should be given consid eration Do you feel that our position in agriculture as a minority group would be strengthened by the unit ing of all our presently existing organizations under one head Do you favor temporary price supports on hogs and beef cattle with necessary controls Sports Bulletin Mrs Mason City four time winner of Iowa amateur title won Palm Beach Fla In vitational Golf Tournament Sat urday by defeating Bev Gam mon Jl Russ Leader Wants to Be Pen Pal of DES MOINES MAYOR LONDON mayor of the Soviet Ukrainian city of Dne propetrovsk said Saturday he wants to become a pen pal of the mayor of Des Moines Iowa In Radio Moscow the mayor suggested that the two officials start a correspondence and tell each other about achievements in their The Dnepropetrovsk ma yorsaid exchange visits of Soviet and Iowa faYmtrs had done as much to improve relations as the summit highlevel talks in Geneva did to improve the international Easfland Tells South to Refrain From Violence MONTGOMERY Ala plea for the South to refrain from fur ther violence climaxed a roaring prosegregation rally here Friday night that drew a crowd estimated at Sen James 0 Eastland DMiss challenged the throng to fight racial integration with massive re sistance but without lawlessness As the rally ended State Sen Sam Engelhardt admonished the audience to go home peacefully and Eastland made only an indirect jLwivj me ueain reference to recent rioting at the penalty is carried out against WarUniversity of Alabama where he ren Jack Nutter 18yearold Nutter Would Be 2nd Youngest to Die on Gallows FORT MADISON the death Freeport youth he will be the youngest person in 50 years to die by hanging in Iowa Nutter was brought to Iowa Pen itentiary Friday from Inde pendence where he was condemned to death for the shotgunslaying of Policeman William Pcarce 52 on Jan 5 The execution date was set for Feb 8 1957 Iowa law requires that at least a year expire between the time of sentence and hanging By that time Nutter will be 19 He has 60 days to appeal the sen tence The youngest condemned mur derer in Iowa was only 18 when he went to the gallows He was James 0 executed 18 1894 for killing his aunt and niece in Adams County Graham in Abortive Attempt to Hang Himself in Jail DENVER UP John Gilbert Graham accused saboteur of a United Air Lines DC6B fashioned a strangling cord from a pair of socks and twisted it around his1 neck late in an abortive attempt to kill himself at Denver County jail Warden Gordon H Dolliver said the 23yearold prisoners attempt at suicide could have been close tiad it not been for the quick ac tion of jail guard James Martin 34 Dolliver said Martin spotted Gra ham with the socks around his removed it The prisoner was un once attended school Recalling his student days the outspoken advocate of white su premacy declared I think I know the people of Alabama well and youre not going to permit the NAACP to take over your A mob at times numbering or more threw eggs and rocks at a Negro student Autherin Lucy when she sought to attend class at the university Monday She won admittance under a Federal Court order backed by the National Assn for the Advancement of Colored People The university board of trustees barred Miss Lucy from classes un til further notice because of violence She subsequently asked for another court order to compel the university to readmit her Eastland outlined a threepoint program for resistance against ef forts to break down segregation throughout the South First he said white persons in the South must organize a grass roots campaign to preserve their traditional separate school sys tems The South also needs a taxsup ported regional he added to answer the vast attack and cope with the tremendous sums that are being used to mis represent He declared further that each southern state must adopt a firm segregation policy that will enable white southerners to stall off in tegrationfor a long time BAD PUBLICITY ASHEVILLE neck and rushed into the cell and ly Mulford a state official of the Society for the Prevention of conscious for about five minutes Cruelty to Animals was recover the warden said ing Saturday from a monkey bite Cf John Andersen Is Victim Andersen 27 who lived near Meservey was fa tally injured Friday night when his truck went out of control skidded about 150 yards rolled over IVi times and ended upside down in a ditch Andersen was pinned in the cab of the truck His body was half way through the rear window highway patrolmen reported Cerro Gordo County Coroner Dr J E Christopherson said Ander sen died from a crushed chest First of Year It was Cerro Gordo Countys first traffic fatality in 1956 The accident apparently hap pened about Andersen had been attending a sale in Clear Lake Friday after noon His wife Joy started to look for him when he didnt come home for supper She discovered the accident about It happened nearly in front of her fathers farm home 2Vi miles west of here Two wreckers were required to pull off the cab Andersen His body was pinned in the wreck age about two hours No Reason Offitiers could give no apparem reason forthe accident No other car was involved The gravel roac was straight and level where the JOHN ANDERSEN accident occurred they said and was not icy Mr and Mrs Andersen have four daughters The body was taken to the Wart naby Funeral Home in Sheffield The funeral arrangements are pending 4 Others Die in Accidents By The Associated Presi Four persons died between noon and midnight Friday as a result of separate accidents on Iowa high ways One of the crashes involved a car and a school bus loaded with children but the youngsters es caped with minor hurts Alex Fahn 43 Yetter was killed when his car crashed into the rear of an Auburn school bus come to a stop on Highway 71 near Auburn Lewis Dietz 43 Fairbank was killed in a twocar collision near Hazleton The other Don Baum 47 was Clarence Brown 49 Lancaster was fatally injured when his car and a stock truck driven by Leonard Kessell Ollie collided near Ottumwa Kessell wasnt hurt sadly Thomas F Johnson 34 Grin nell was killed and Paul OHara 48 Grinncll was hurt seriously when their car hit a bridge abut ment on 6 west of Grinnell late Friday night DIG THIS CRAZY VACUUM A machine claimed to be the largest vacuum cleaneTin the world equipped with six nozzles that inhale air at the rate of 35 miles an hour is demonstrated Friday at Baltimore Md The 30foot 15ton sweeper is equal to 1 200 hometype vacuum cleaners and is used to sweep up bolts nuts and bits of trash atair ports Jet planes have suffered serious damage from drawing such things into their engines Ponder Reasons Why Hoegh Hickenlooper Remain Mum By DWIGHT McCORMACK DBS MOINES delays by Gov Leo Hoegh and Sen B B Hickenlooper in announcing their political intentions for this presidential election year are rais ing some speculation These are among the question being asked by political observers a tiein between th Youths Admit Fake Holdup at Gas Station Two youths 17 and 19 were charged with embezzlement Satur day in connection with what police called a faked holdup Tuesday at the Clark Super Service Station 414 S Federal William M Dodge 19 Route 2 was bound over to the grand jury by Acting Police Judge C R Servi son Dodge was released on bond Dodge was the station attendant ho told police money was taken from him at gunpoint at the station early Tuesday To Ralph Formanek 17 201 23rd S was transferred to the juvenile court He has been on probation since September police said He was involved in a theft of auto ac cessories at that time According to statements given he police by the two boys the younger lad tookthe money in a paper bag at about the time the was reported to have aken place Dodge waited a few minutes to give his friend time to disappear and then called police The boys had discussed the pos ibility of staging a fake holdup iarlier they told police The two met at the station when Dodge was to open it for business Tues day and carried out the plans Not Found The younger boy took the bag of money to a relatives home He said there was in the bag He lid near a railroad crossing n the city That money was not found He turned over to police and reported that he had spent some of the cash According to Dodges statement had not seen the money after the robbery wasstaged The original story told police Tuesday was that a masked man ipld a gun on Dodge and forced him to put the money in a bag SAME HUck flat IV uii X4 hnnrii pvtt Discontinuance of Household Goods Tax Is Favored There is considerable sentiment in the Iowa Taxation Study Com mittee for discontinuing taxation of household goods according to the committee secretary Sen Herman M Knudson Clear Lake The committee might even recommend the repeal of all per sonal property taxes3 if a substitute revenue could be found said Sen Knudson The if is a big one he added since it involves of revenue to the counties The committee will be studying ts recommendations through the next three months the secretary said and there already are some signs of the direction in which they may go The report is expected to go to the governor in time for him to aI a special session of the Iowa late this year The committee has no commit ments to anyone or any group other than the Legislature Sen Knudson emphasized It is re viving suggestions from outside jroups however and those study ng school taxation are coming closer together on their recommen dations BISHOP IS DEAD SPRINGFIELD HI MVThe Rt Rev John Ghanler White 88 re ired Episcopal bishop of the Springfield diocese and one of the churchs oldest bishops died Sat urday at Memorial Hospital rAII About The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy with occasional snow flurries and a little lower temperatures through Sunday Low Saturday night 1520 High Sunday 2532 owa Considerable cloudiness with no important temperature changes through Saturday night Chance of a few snow flurries northeast Saturday night Low Saturday night 1824 Minnesota Cloudy light snow Globe Gazette leather Data up o 8 Satur lay Maximum 32 Minimum 18 At 8 21 YEAR AGO Maximum 7 Minimum 14 wo top Republicans in their de lays Could it be possible that Hoeg might not seek a second term Is there some unpublicized fet eral position in which Hickenloope would be interested as an appoin tee If so might Hoegh be a cand date for senator Are they both waiting to se vhat President Eisenhower is go ing to do Another question might be Whats behind all of the other questions These points in their chronolo gical order Hotgh He told newsmen he ook a family poll last Sunday on vhether to seek reelection He said last Tuesday he would dis close the result in a week or 10 On Wednesday the governor tolc newsmen he didnt know whether they would be able to write a proper article if he announced he vouldnt be a candidate for a sec ond term On Thursday he commented to he newsmen that he had some hing real hot on the fire that none of them There was a lurry of questions but he declinec o disclose his secret On Friday he said Theres stil plenty of The filing dead ine is March 31 Hickenlooper When he was in 3es Moines about three weeks ago he told a reporter his announce ment could be expected to come out of Washington in four or five But there has been no an nouncemcnt Reliable sources in the Iowa Re Hiblican party comment this way n effect on the outlook Hoegh could be reelected be cause members of the party and other lowans as well seldom turn down abid for a second term by a governor who has had a good ad ministration There is some opposition to Toegh but his position is improv ng When they find out about the ull impact of state aid to schools and highway widening there wil be no doubt but that they will re sleet him Sen Hickenlooper has said privately that he definitely would un for reelection He could have judgeship however But there is 10 unpublicized vacancy nor any oming up to our knowledge The senator is well liked in ndustry and he probably could ave a job there Hoegh and Hickenlooper could ave a tiein They are very riendly and Hoegh has said he vouldnt run against Hickenloorjef Maybe they both are waiting or HOPELESS CASE CHICAGO Kalu r 29 and Gene Webb 28 Friday charged with stealing 14 utomobiles while they were free n bail on a charge of stealing automobiles Senate Hearings Continue Kahler Takes the Stand BULLETIN WASHINGTON ff A Senafat Investigating Committee Satur day took possession of the campaign contribution to Sen Francis Case by John M Neff after it was dramatically counted on the witness table WASHINGTON South Da ota newspaper manager testified Saturday Sen Francis Case RSD was flabbergasted by the size a political campaign con ribution but inclined at first to ac cept it E J Kahler business manager of the Sioux Falls Argus eader gave the testimony to sen iors trying to determine wheth er the gift from Nebraska awyer John M Neff was an effort o influence Cases note on the atural gas bill Kahler told the committee he plumb forgot to tell Case about he campaign gift for nine dayi after Neff left the money with him Case has declared that it is up o the committee to determine whether there was anything Im proper about the donation which ne said he ultimately decided to re ject Kahler said he called Case in Washington by telephone Jan 25 totell him of Neffs leaving 25 bills in an envelope as a cam paign contribution nine days ear lier Could Use Money Charles Steadman committee ounsei asked about Cases reac tion I think he was somewhat flab the witness replied he said that with the cost of TV and radio he thought he could make use of the Kahler said earlier that Neff isked him in December to find out how Case stood on the natural as bill He quoted Neff as saying he hought both South Dakota scna ors were in favor of it but that he wasnt so sure of Cases posi ion As for the subsequent con tribution Kahler said Neff who vas registered with the Nebraska Legislature last year as an oil company lobbyist specifically told lim there were no strings afc The chubby newspaper executive said handed him at the end of a Jan 16 visit to his office a plain white envelope bearing no markings Kahler said he put it in iis desk went out of the office and returned about an Put in Safe he said I said to my elf Gee Id better see what Ive I opened the envelope ook a deep breath and said my Ive got 25 bills Kahler said he locked the money n his desk overnight and next morning put it in a small office afe I dismissed it from my mind he said Steadman said A lonation was so usual that you didnt think about it further Kahler replied that wasnt he amount he said was large or South Dakota politics mean it paralyzed you to uch an extent that you didnt even make a phone call to Sen Case bout it until Jan 25 Steadman emanded Yes I guess thats about Kahler replied Neff has been identified ns upporter of the natural gas bill Case has said he originally in lined to favor the bill He voted gainst it however after telljng he Senate last week of the ffered by Neff Neffhas denied any intention of rying to influence Cases vote Kahler was called to the stand fter Mabel 0 Connell a mem er of Cases office staff here istified Neff visited the senators fice twice on one day last month TS Connell said she thought tht cbraska lawyer made some re Tcnce In the natural gas bilL V ;