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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 12, 1955, Mason City, Iowa Nortfi lowot Daily Newspaper Edited th 1 MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI N t W S F A F I ft THAT MAKIS A t L NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIOIS HOME EDITION VOL LXI Prew and United Pnu Full Seven Onu Cop MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 12 ThJi CouifU of Two IN Russia Calls for Parley on CeaseFire Log Jam in State Offices Hoegh Senate in Struggle By WILLIAM EBERLINE DBS MOINES behindthe struggle between the Senate and the governor has created a legislative log jam as far as ap pointments to state jobs are con cerned Under state law Gov Leo A Hoegh is required to appoint per sons to the various state agencies The Senate must confirm the nom inations by a twothirds vote if they are to become effective So far Gov Hoegh has sent seven nominations to the Senate But only of Mrs Martin Van Oosterhout of Orange City to the State Board of Public Instruction has been affirmed The basic question underlying the controversy is Should the gov ernor be allowed to appoint anyone he wants to the state agencies as long as their qualifications and moral character are satisfactory Big Part Most senators say he should in theory at least But they hasten to add that political considerations play a big part in the controversy Further complicating the log Jam is the oftrecurring dissension in the State Commerce Commis sion and a political disagreement which has led to withdrawal of two names submitted by the commis iion as its legal counsel Hoeghs nominations for the State Highway Commission are the center of the storm The governor nominated Robert K Beck gen AP Wircphoto eral manager of the Centerville Daily lowegian Russell F Lundy Des Moines Chris Larsen Sioux City and L L Caffrey Cresco as commissioners All but Caffrey are Republicans Caffreys nomination was reject ed by the Senate reportedly be cause he had attacked the hon esty and integrity of an elective state official But several senators said the real reason was that Sen ate leaders wanted the governor to reappoint one or more of the pres ent commissioners His nomina tions would leave only Melvin Graham of Democrat a holdover member Gov Hoegh has said he does not plan to name anybody else for the commission I have sent up the names of four good people and as far as Im concerned thats he de clared Denied Rumors Lundy also came in for criticism when he wrote Sen J G Lucas RMadrid a letter denying ru mors that he is interested in the asphalt business The letters contents were pub lished and Lucas was identified as chairman of the Senate subcom mittee checking into Lundys qual ifications Members of these sub committees are supposed to be kept secret to protect them from public criticism if they reject a DRAMATIC RESCUE FROM flames shoot from nearby windows fire men line fire escapes while hunting for occupants of the Barton Hotel in Chicagos skid row At midmorning the death toll had reached 23 and still was rising 23 Dead 14 Hurt os Flames Hit Chicago Skid Row Hotel CHICAGO UP A roaring fire sped through a crowded skid row hotel early Saturday leaving 23 tion and exposure Others wer known dead and 14 injured includ ing two firemen Hours after the extraalarm fire was extinguished firemen began probing a yet unsearched section of the wrecked structure They ex pressed fear that more victims may be uncovered in the debris Only six of the dead were identi fied immediately Some of th dead were victims of smoke inhala burned almost beyonH recognition Chief Fire Marshal John J Ha berkorn estimated damage to th building was about Figh ing the blaze were firemen Rich ard Sullivan 25 treated for froze hands and Gino 29 who suf fered from burns on the neck More than 200 residents of th In Argument Over Roast Maid Admits Bludgeoning to Death Wife of Multimillionaire BEVERLY HILLS Calif 25yearold maid employed at th home only three days admitted she bludgeoned the frail wife of multi millionaire Samuel Hay den to death with an ax police chief Clinton H Anderson disclosed Saturday Mrs Peggy King admitted hacking Mrs Katie Hayden 71 repeat edly last Wednesday after an argument over how to cut a bone from roast the chief said The maic was booked on suspicion of mur candidate for a state job Sen Lucas said he did not per consider Lundys chances for confirmation ended But sever al other senators expressed irrita tion that Lucas name had been revealed and said they did not think Lundy would be confirmed The other nominations made by Hoegh were those of two Demo P Housel Hum boldt to the State Liquor Control Commission and George CalJenius Granville to the State Board of Control Callenius nomination was gent in only Tuesday and of course has not yet been considered Returned Housel however returned to his home Wednesday night He has been serving under an interim ap pointment to the commission and it expired Feb 10 The Senate has not taken up Housels nomination although it was submitted three weeks ago Both Hoegh and Senate Majority Leader Duane Dewel RAlgona said they believed Housel could continue to serve since the gover nor had submitted his name for reappointment But Asst Atty Gen Oscar Strauss ruled that Housels term expired 30 days aft er the opening of the Legislature that he cannot resume his post until he is confirmed Mercury Down to 18 at Spencer Warm Trend Seen DES MOINES ffhTemperatures did not get quite as cold as an ticipated Friday night but even so it was so cold that a few degrees one way or another didnt make much difference Lowest reading reported to the Iowa Weather Bureau was 18 at Spencer Sioux Falls S had 20 however and presumably there were Iowa points with readings to match or better the Sioux Falls figure Subzero readings were the rule throughout Iowa as the cold spell hung on and other readings in cluded 16 below at Mason City 5 below at Burlington 8 below at Ot tumwa 14 below at Council Bluffs and 10 below at Cedar Rapids The Weather Bureau said the reason it didnt get colder early Saturday was because northwest erly winds kept the air well der Autopsy surgeons estimated Mrs Hayden had been hit 20 or 30 times on the head and neck Bru tality of the act led detectives to believe that the killer was moti vated by revenge or hatred Mrs King alone in the mansion with Hayden at the time of the tragedy at first told police that she discovered Mrs Hayden dying on the ifitctien floor when she sought her to tell her about a telephone call Intensive Questioning However Chief Anderson said the maid broke down under inten sive questioning Friday night Lie detector tests Friday result ed in freeing Rutherford Leon Ben nett 39 fired last Jan 31 as cook and butler by Hayden 70 wealthy real estate developer Chief Anderson said Mrs King told this story Mrs King and Mrs Hayden were arguing over the best way to cut a bone from a round roast I had gotten the ax previously with which to cut the bone During the argument Mrs Hayden took the stirred A moderating trend inax from ie and tried to show me temperatures was due to set in late Saturday and continue into Monday SAME DATE 1JS442 how to do it Continued to Argue She continued arguing with me and I then took the ax from her and struck her in the An derson quoted her She didnt fall after I struck her once and then I struck her again and again I dont know how many times I struck her after I After Mrs Hayden fell Mrs Barton Hotel in the fivestory bricl building at 644648 Madison St flei into subzero weather Firemen helped scores down lat ders and fire escapes from th upper floors The 365room hote occupied the top four floors and an employe said 245 rooms were oc cupied Eight men were hospitalize while several others were treatec for injuries in nearby mission houses in the skid row district about a mile from the loop The extra alarm fire was fough in temperatures of one below zero and with winds of nearly 20 mile an hour Firemen fought the blaze For nearly four hours before it was brought under control Anthony Dykes 45 a janitor a the hotel told police the first alarm of the fire came from an unidenti fied man on the second floor The cause of the blaze was aot imme diately Coroner Walter McCarron said he would make a thorough in vestigation of conditions at the ho el He said he was appalled by he fact that 245 persons were per mitted to live in the four stories of the hotel lowan Victim of Farm Home Blaze MOUNT VERNON W Joseph Onstott 32 a Cedar Rapids pack ing plant employe was listed Sat urday as the victim of a fire which destroyed the farm home he rented west of Mount Vernon Although Onstotts body was not ound Linn County Coroner Robert Brosh said he apparently perished when he attempted to light a mall oil stove The house burned o the ground Onstotts wife and wo children have been staying in Tipton and were not at the farm at lie time of the fire Shellsburg Resident Dies in Car Crash SHELLSBURG tfvJesse Evans n elderly Shellsburg resident was illed Saturday when the car he rce But Chiang Not on Invite List From Our Wire Serricft Moscow Radio announced Saturday Russia had called for a conference in either Shanghai or New Delhi on the question of Formosa The broadcast recorded here said the Russian proposal called for the participation of these countries China presumably Communist the Soviet Union the United States Britain France and nations of Southeast Asia Britain is believed to have already rejected the idea of a Formosa without the participa tion of Generalissimo Chiang Kai sheks Chinese Nationalists The United States has made it plain it regards as entirely unac ceptable any conference with Red China present and the National ists who hold Formosa excluded The United Nations Security Council will meet Monday to take up again the question of a cease fire in Formosa Strait Red China has rejected an invitation from the U N to send a representative to take part in Formosa discussions before that body The U S Navy meanwhile said that the 7th Fleet now that the Tachens evacuation is complete will resume its normal operations but will be on the alert for any other operations on the China Regular Duty Part of its normal operations is to guard against any Chinese Com munist invasion of Formosa Vice Adm Robert P Briscoe told reporters at a Pentagon briefing that the removal of Chinese Nationalist soldiers and civilians plus tons of mili tary equipment had turned out Iowa Woman Gets Jury Verdict Physician Sued for Malpractice OTTUMWA UPlA jury verdic for was returned Saturda against an Ottumwa physician i a malpractice lawsuit Mrs Mary I Tygret as execu trix of the estate of her husband was awarded the judgmen against Dr D L Rater longtim Ottumwa physician and surgeon She had sued for The verdict followed a fivewee trial and the jury was out 14 hours The verdict was read at It was the largest award eve made by a Wapello County jury according to court attaches Ulcer Surgery The suit wasbrought ihe death of Richard Tygert 35 Dttumwa automobile dealer on Sept 30 1952 four days after sur gery for a perforated duodenal ul cer Dr Rater 57 has practiced in Ottumwa for more than 30 years and is a former chief of both gen ral hospitals here The plaintiff claimed the docto vas negligent in two respects 1 That he failed to diagnose the per orated ulcer as soon as he shoulc lave and 2 That he failed to keep the patients fluid and bodj chemical balance at proper levels Ordinary Standards District Judge Harold V Levis Chariton who presided told the urors malpractice is a failure to exercise the skill care knowledge and diligence which would be ex ircised by the ordinary standards f practice in this or similar com munities The jury was further in tructed that to sustain a verdici or the plaintiff such failure Would lave to be found to have been the proximate cause of death Judge Levis granted the defen ant 60 days to file any motions Corydon Service Station Operator Shot by Gunman CORYDON gunman shot nd wounded a service station op rator here and escaped with about 300 Friday night Leroy Miner 30 the station op rator was shot in the left shoul er He was reported in good con dition at a hospital The holdup occurred as Miner as locking up his station on the main square Hetold Sheriff Lorie to be an entirely routine opera When the final unloading of people and supplies at Formosa is completed he said the 132 ships of the 7th Fleet will pick up where they left off six days Briscoe said The last landing ship carrying a U S naval beach party and a few Nationalist soldiers pulled off a mud flat with high tide at a m Saturday p m Iowa time AP Correspondent Jim Becker reported from the U S amphibious Flagship Estes It had been stuck almost nine hours Junks Massed During that tense time the U S 7th Fleet armada of 75 warship and circling planes remained ir the area guarding against an premature attempt by Red Chines 0 take over the empty islands Red China reportedly has masse fleet of armed motorized junk off the Nationalist outpost Islan if Matsu in an ominous new threa chasing right on the heels peaceful evacuation of the Tachens The appearance of more than 7 armed junks along the China Coas near Foochow port posed a pos ible new crisis in the tense For mosa Strait AP Wlrepholoi CALL TO the heavy gavel with dexterity TV star Dagmar calls the House to order during her visit to the Iowa Statchousc Friday Visit by Dagmar Is Criticized DES MOINES WLegislators were still shaking their heads Saturday over the Dagmar visit to the owe statehouse but it appeared that some of the shakes were negative Dagmar blonde comedienne who is appearing at the DCS Moines Auto Show bestowed sur prise kisses and honeyed com ments on legislators and others Friday She ran her fingers through Gov Leo Hoeghs butch haircut commented it feels like She else gave the startled chief executive a smacker Among others she bussed were Speaker of the House Arthur C Hanson Sen DeVere art he had finished counting the ays receipts when a man entered door and asked for change for S20 bill Miner said he started to count ut the change when the man rabbed the money sack and to about During 195 wung at Miner with the butt of a Jan unspecified reserve force au evolver As Miner ducked thejthoritatively reported as will unman backed off and fired established U S Formally Takes Over Training of Vietnamese Military SAIGON Viet Nam Ufl Th Jnited States Saturday formal ook over the reorganization and raining of the Vietnamese nationa army Premier Ngo Dinh Diem an ounced the program agreed upon y Viet Nam France and the nited States will be directed by t Gen John W ODaniel The young national army is to be ashed from its present strength o Squadron of Sabrejets to Remain at Formosan Bases WASHINGTON Wl The Airthat Gen Nathan F Twining said Saturday it will con as driving rolled over on a countinue to keeP one squadron of F86 y road north of Shellsburg The Vinton County sheriffs of ce said Evans apparently lost ontrol of the vehicle and it skidded into a ditch where it overturned BLUEBLOODSWED CASCAIS Portugal tfPrincess jet fighter planes based on For mosa for defense of the Chinese Nationalist island stronghold The 18th FighterBomber Wing has been on Formosa for a couple of weeks providing air cover along the evacuation loute from the Tachens A fighter wing is corn King said she stood over her dazed I Maria Pia 20 of Italy was of 7S planes with three then wiped the blood from herried to Yugoslavias Prince of 25 planes each hands with a dust rag and went upstairs and tims room ransacked the vie ander 30 Saturday in this Atlantic Maj Gen Richard C Lindsay fishing village while much Europes royalty looked on of director of plans for the Air Force jtold a Pentagon news conference USAF chief of staff had ordered a squadron retained on Formosa The move is in line with a State Department announcement Friday night that the Tachen Island evac uation had been completed and U S forces would resume normal operations The department said naval and air units will be alert to any con centration or employment of Chi nese Communist forces obviously undertaking to facilitate attack up on Formosa and will be prepared to take appropriate military action if HOEGH IS included Governor Hoegh on her list of notables to receive kisses Hoegh didnt comment on the blondes actions Watson RCouncil Bluffs and Sen Dewel There was much laughter and esting at the time Afterward few legislators entered com ments of protest The comments included Rep Gladys Nelson RNew only woman legislator Rep William Denman DDes Rep Carl Ringgenberg R Just plain out of One state official said he sym pathized with those who got kissed You want to be polite what can you do he asked Dagmars publicity man had no comment He just smiled a happy smile All About The Weather Mason City Fair warmer Iowa Not quite so cold Minnesota Somewhat warmer Globe Gazette eather data up 8 a m Satur ay Maximum Minimum At 8 a m EAR AGO Maximum Minimum GOP in Day of Speeches Honor Birth of Lincoln By WILLIAM J CONWAY CHICAGO UP Sen Malone R Nev Saturday told a rally of con servative Republicans that our foreign policies are largely dic tated by socalled He was teamed up with two other of Wisconsin and Dirksen of three other speakers on a Lincoln day program of speeches The overall theme was What must the Republican Party do in 1955 to preserve the republic and itself Not Independent Malone in a prepared address said no U S business or manufac turing interest subject to compe tition from foreign imports is fully independent He added The State of its personnel a carryover from two Democrat destroyed the independence of these enterprises by its foreign trade and foreign aid He said the United States is the only nation that fights other peo ples wars and pays for them He stated the Republican Partys mission is to save America by keeping our money and strength at We must extricate ourselves from all of the foreign entangle ments the Democrats have involved us he said We must cease squandering billions on subsidies to foreign competitors for our own These billions he added should be invested in defense The Lincoln Day program Was under the aegis of six organiza tions Sponsors described the Re publicans who attended as con servatives and for the most part rank and file members who sup ported the late Sen Taft of Ohio 24 States A spokesman said reservations for the luncheon in the middle of the program had been received from persons from 24 states the bulk of them from Illinois Sponsors called the program t and said no resolutions or similar actions were contem plated Sen McCarthy was sched uled to take over as the final speak er At Appleton Wis Friday night McCarthy said the Republican Par ty does not deserve to remain in power unless it continues to soul search and keep the country above party He addressed a GOP rally in his home town Ike Eulogizes Abe Lincoln WAtMNt THOMASVILLE Ga W Presi dent Eisenhower declared Saturday on Abraham Lincolns birthday that the greatness of the Republi can party is and will be measured by the intensity of its devotion to Lincolns faith in America Eisenhowers message on the 146th anniversary of the first Re publican Presidents birth was made public as the Chief Execu tive continued a weekend of rest and quail shootings at the planta tion estate here of Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey The message said In the present worldwide strug gle between freedom and tyranny Lincoln exemplifies the cause of his faith in the in dividual man and woman by his devotion to the concept that they are in fact endowed with liberty and inalienable rights By his high resolution that government of the people by the people for the peo ple shall not perish from the The greatness of the Republi can party is and will be meas ired by the intensity of its devo ion to the faith of Lincoln For all Americans this years observance of Lincoln Day should renew our determination to uphold the historic freedoms upon which oir progress security and happi ness as a nation continue to do JpendL ;