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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 16, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWS PAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXII Preis and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16 1956 This Paper Consists of Two One 112 Iowa Mother 4 Children Die in Fire Ft Des Moines Unit Destroyed FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DES MOINES A mother and four children perished early Thurs day when fire destroyed an apart ment gymnasium and service club at the FortDes Moines hous ing area Dead were Margaret Tedrow 36 her children Rose Marie 11 Ter ry 9 and Veronica 7 and Mar garet Ann Hulchinson 11 daughi ler of Mr and Mrs Tom Hutchin son The Hutchinson girl was spend ing the night with the Tedrows aft er helping Rose Marie celebrate her birthday Wednesday night Flames from an unknown source sprang up shortly after 2 A man working in a bus garage near by said he heard an explosion A short while later the building con taining the community gym and a tavern the RClub was enveloped in flames Only the tile walls stood erect as authorities probed through the wreckage after dawn Firemen from West Des Moines Winterset Indianola Bloomfield FIRE IN WHICH FIVE pour water into a Ft Des Moines housing unit which burned early Thurs day claiming five lives The large tile AP Wirephnto also housed a gymnasium and a tavern virtually was lev elled by flames which broke out on the second floor Approve Wide Probe of Bribes Subcommittee Undertakes New Project WASHINGTON A three member Senate Elections Subcom mittee decided Thursday to under take a Iffpad investigation into any efforts by selfish interests to in fluence federal elections or legis lation with campaign contributions subcommittee intends to explore this matter fully to the end that the American people may be advised of the Chair man Goro DTenn said in a state ment he read to newsmen He added that the subcommittee had determined to conduct study of contributions to elections campaigns federal elections anc such evidence of corrupt practices as may be Unanimous OK Gore said the statement had been unanimously adopted by the subcommittee The other members are Sens Mansfield DMont and Curtis The move for the investigation developed out of the furor over an oil mans offer of a cam paign contribution to Sen Case R SD during theSenate fight over a natural gas bill Case rejected the money and voted against the bill when the Senate passed it Gore said the Elections Subcom mittee does not expect to hold any public hearings until a spe cial Senate investigating commit tee submits its report on incident In announcing Ihc elections units plans for a sweepingincmiry Gore Owing Back Taxes on Incomes Cough Up 23 States May Join in Meat Tush7 Hoegh Sends Out Letters DES MOINES ffi Gov Leo Hoegh Thursday asked governors of 23 states to join in a 10rnillion dollarsayear meat promotion campaign which would be farmer financed by a checkoff system Hoegh said he believes that ul timately a law should be enacted by Congress fixing the uniform checkoff of al livestock sold for slaughter with the same not to be come effective until the majority of livestock producers favor the His proposal was made in letters to leading beef pork and lamb pro ducing states Including Iowa he said the 24 states produce 90 pe cent of the nations meat supply Survey Cited said We now solicit and will solicit the support and the cooperation of both the majority and the mi nority leaders and of each and every United States No Difficulty In reply to a question Gore sait that he would not anticipate any serious difficulty in getting fund from the Senate to finance the subcommittees investigation believe there will be wide spread support for the work of this he said The gas exempt producers of natural gas from direct fcclera controls was passed by the Senate last week amid complaints of prcs sure from both sides It is nov awaiting action by President Eisen Meantime afederal grand jury suspended temporarily its invest galion of the offer to Gas which thc Seriate conYmitlee wa told came indirectly from persona of Howard B Keck prcsi dent of the Superior Oil Co of Cal iforhia Justice1 Department offi vcials continued their silence it wa learned that jury wil resume consideration of the Gas probably Mon day Its purpose is lo detcrmin any criminal wer Violated GEORGE OMALLEY George OMalley to Be Candidate for Lt Governor DES Sen George E OMalley Thursday announced his candidacy for lieutenant gov rnor of Iowa on the Democratic cket The DCS Moines first emocrat to announce for the lieu enant governor nomination has een a member iof the Iowa legis ature since 1949 when he served i the House of Representatives e has served three sessions in he Senate In his announcement OMalley aid As a member of the Iowa Bud let and Financial Control Com nitlee for over five years I be ieve I am thoroughly familiar vilh and have visited all the in titutions operated and maintaincc iy the state I know their icgiti mate needs I also know the legiti mate need of the Iowa taxpayer vhich is relief from some of the mnecessary tax increases votec his last OMalley was born Sept 18 1905 on a farm near Bouton in Dallas from 6245 persons since 1 in its steppedup program for collections due but unpaid The project goes back to a 1955 legislative act which lengthened to five years the period within which the commission could take action The new law also provides tempo rarily for voluntary late filings without penalties moderate penal ties when failure to file is dis closed by th e commission and stiff penalties in cases of fraud Not Aggressive At the time the law was enacted he commission wascriticized in o m e legislative quarters on rounds of not being aggressive nough in seeking out those who uld file and dont Elmer Heckinger director of the ommissions income tax division aid that since last a total f residents had filed volun ary returns Some of them go ack to 1950 income on which a ax was payable in 1951 The ersons paid a total of in ax and interest During the same time the com mission on its own caught up with 058 persons who should have iled and didnt They paid in 52 in tax interest and penalties Some of these returns also go back o 1950 income We received only a very feu voluntary delinquent returns be bre the 1955 Heckinger said 10 a Day The voluntary returns have bounty Prior to his graduation rom college he farmed on th Dallas County farm he now owns Mr and Mrs OMalley have H children He has been active inBoy Scou work is a member of the KnighU Kiwanis Chamber o ommcrce and is state cochair man of the National Conference o Christians and Jews NEW PRESIDENT DAVENPORT UP The Rev William Collins V became th ninth president of St Ambrose Co lege Wednesday succeeding th Rt Rev Msgr Ambrose J Burke SAME every corner of the still are coming in come from state They We get about 10 a day That is an xcellent rate Those we have caught up with also are from all over the state We still iare out looking for them every day It is notable that more came in voluntarily than we have licked up We are putting more effort int this project and more people on it this In cases of intentional fraud th commission in this future will hav no time limitation Federal sets no time limit for checkin back on any kind of federal re turns Heckinger said Wayne Co Treasurer Fined on Drunk Count CORYDON Count Treasurer Lyle Laughlin 55 wa fined a drunken drivin charge Wednesday after he pleade guilty Charles Lewi after pronouncing sentence rei ommended that Laughlins drivin license be suspended for60 day and his liquor permit be suspcnde indefinitely 2 cited surveys in two pilot ounties in Iowa and three in The surveys asked pro e months more than to indicate if they favored ome tax returns they should have or have been forced to do types of checkoffs varying irom 5 cents a hundredweight on Thursday it has collected livestock to 25 cents a head on 10 cents oh hogs and 5 cents sheep He said 80 per cent o Snow polled favor one type of checkoff or another letter said Hoegh and Gov in Anderson of Nebraska may call a conference in late March the proposal He stressed V THE ASSOCIATED program would depend on pro A weather sequence of in each state giving it the rizzle snow and colder ares was the order of the said dairy farmers have i Iowa able to increase use of dairy The freezing drizzle by 12 pounds a person outhwest Iowa during the year through their promotion nd was moving but that livestock farmers do cross the have an adequate program The State Highway Patrol said ighways over much of southwest nd south central Iowa were Reaction He said preliminary information on the checkoff program brought rcd with a thin layer of ice Simar conditions were developing in western and northwest favorable reaction from governors of Kansas Indiana South Dakota Wisconsin Illinois and Wyo A mixture of rain and eloping in western Iowa during he day was expected to spread nto eastern Iowa Thursday night leanlime the Weather states to whom his letter went include Texas Nebraska Missouri Minnesota Oklahoma California Montana Colorado aid the glazing condition of freezng drizzle which covered Georgia North Carolina Tennessee Kentucky Alabama outhwest third of Iowa by Utah and Oregon m would affect the entire said he favors an educa y nightfall when it moves advertising and promotion orthcast which would be con Snow in western Iowa by producers themselves light was due to continue over raise a minimum of 10 million ntire state Friday and a year o flurries on Saturday the jr Bureau said with colder air noving into the state Destroys Farm at New Hampton SHEER HAMPTON Fire of un AUGUSTA The origin destroyed the publican State Committee Zeien farm home eight miles day decided to use three of New Hampton early stamps instead of one It also burned the pum stamp to mail out a circular and a brooder house a committee member pointed and Mrs Zeien and their that the 15cent stamp bears infant children escaped unhurt picture of James Buchanan of their furniture and cloth Democratic was saved President Puts Hunting Top of Vacation Schedule THOMASVILLE Ga of the Treasury Humphrey tioning President Eisenhower accompanied him bird hunting ahead of politics Thursday and hoped for better 15 minutes after getting to the Humphrey place the President and the Cabinet officer hat in a new quest for elusive quail to hunting togs and were Wilh the nation waiting for to the fields aboard a green answer on a secondterm bid roadster drawn by two President for the time being is mules another tent on relaxing in this piney roadster with red wheel area of south Georgia Its his the bird dogs and some hunting trip since suffering a the Negro beaters whose job attack Sept 24 to flush the quail He arrived from Eisenhower and Humphrey rode Wednesday afternoon for about around the big estate for two hours week of rest and outdoor but sighted birds only twice And at the plantation estate of brought down any quail Wlrephoto LAST Karston embraces his wife and young son Wednesday shortly before he was taken to prison to serve a life sentence He was found guilty of first degree murder in the slaying of Wendell Jones Pulaski farmer Karston Writes Note to Widow of Victim Asking Forgiveness BLOOMFIELD G Karston during his murder trial in District Court here wrote a note to the widow of Wendell Jones Pulaski armer pleading Please forgive me for slaying her husband The 30yearold Karston convicted Wednesday of first degree mur er and sentenced to life in prison after his second trial in the case vrote the letter in court Feb 7 on a yellow ruled sheet torn from he pad of his attorney George E Flagg Des Moihcs The message disclosed that he previously had written Mrs Jones vhile he was in death row at Fort Madison State Penitentiary follow ng his first trial But he said the and Delaware townships battled the blaze Des Moines firemen could not respond to the alarm because of an earlier fire at the John Deere Plow Co warehouse that had vir tually tied up the citys entire fire fighting force Mrs Tedrows husband Vernon 38 and a 3yearold son Pat were visiting Tedrows parents at North English at the time of the fire Tedrow a sheet metal worker for the Deere was out on strike with fellow workers Frank C Price housing project administrator said Tedrows fa ther had just suffered a heart at tack Fort Des Moines located about five miles south of Des Moines was the location of the first WAG encampment during World War II In 1945 it was declared surplus and was converted to a housing area for veterans Tedrow is a World War II veteran and had served as caretaker for the de stroyed building The family lived upstairs C L Steffey employe of a bus line who discovered the fire said It just seemed to start all at Steffey said There was a big flash and then the fire broke Tire Bug May Be Responsible DES MOINES county and city authorities said Thurs day they are urgently investigat ing the possibility of arson in some or all of four fires here in cluding one which claimed lives Three smaller fires broke out while the major fire at apartment being fought One was a small burning on planks tn front of a warehouse door two blocks away another at a second warehouse about blocks away where a rubbish on a loading dock was ablaze and a third also at the second warehouse rubbish found burning Sheriff Wilbur HHdreth iiirf Im afraid we have a fire bug loose in the Fort Dei haplain and refused to Uow that message lo be sent Karston gave the Feb 7 note to is attorney who showed it to news men with the request that it be lublished only after the trial The letter with spelling punctu tion and capitalization as written y Karston follows in part Feb 756 Writ in the Court Room at Bloomfield Iowa Mrs Laura Jones This letter is the most import ant one I have ever written Wether it will be delivered or not do not know One thing I do know God forgives There is only one unforgivable sin Blasphem ng the Holy Spirit rejecting its souldsaving is the only forgivable sin according to My Writ available to seekers up o the present fime Often I have talked to Jesus about you and your family anc rayed during many days anc nights thai one day you would for ivc me and that all your dcai ones would by grace from God have peace in all your hearts I ask you again be forgive me That is the greatest petition in my life T doesnt really matter whether live or die as long as you forgive me from youe heart There have times in this court room when Ive Wanted to go and talk to you Ive heard you crying times Ive wanted to ask please place all your trust in Jesus and to say words that would give you peace in your priceless soul Some day things will be the life to come after this journey is all that really love Jesus shall enter there I love all of you help somewhat the past which is to look ahead to the promise of the living hope to strength to keep going All shall be well peace sweet peace will be for all forever hat believe on the Lord esus is your Saviour and my Saviour If I should never get an answer n this I shall know ou have that perfect peace which comes from God Thoughts some imes go quite many life in the are often like iron pens hat leave their marks on parch ments of skins Words also come o life in the Scriptures Gods Word the true Bread from that we would have so Bible is the link in the chain which binds us to our God who forgives sinners a sinner like me Yours truly Bill area out in the center of the building and mushroomed quickly through the whole building About 15 minutes later there was one explosion that lifted the roof up in the air and then there was a second explosion that blew most of the second story wall The second explosion sent bricks flying nearly a 100 feet in all di Flames could be seen for several The fire miles swept through the INTEREST HIKED LONDON dt The Bank of England raised its interest rate for lending money to its highest level in 24 per in a drastic new move lo stem Britains rising inflation The Weather Mason City Freezing drizzle Thursday night turning to snow Friday Low Thursday night 20 High Friday around 20 Iowa Snow mixed with rain east Thursday night changing to snow west Snow Friday Much colder Low Thursday night 05 below extreme northwest 1825 above southeast Minnesota Light snow cold Globe weather data up to 8 Thurs day Maximum 21 Minimum M At 8 17 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum building so fast that apparently the victims were trapped on the second floor and their bodies fell to the first floor when the flooring caved in Clifford Biggs member of the Fort Des Moines Town Council said there had been a teenage dance in the building Wednesday night that ended about The tavern closed at 1 Thurs day Biggs estimated damage to the destroyed building at It was heated by stokersteam heat Two Firemen Lose Lives in Warehouse DES MOINES firemen were feared trapped Thursday in a downtown warehouse fire which caused an estimated million dol lars damage Fire Chief Wayne Ulrn said he feared Dorman W Johnson 35 Stanley Peterson 26 were buried by debris from a wall which col lapsed at the John Deere Plow Co warehouse Floyd Hartzer assistant police chief said he saw a small group of firemen enter the northeast corner of the burning warehouse about 3 a m and the wall col lapsed there a short time later Officials said there was no way of being positive the two men were trapped butwe havent been able to find them anywhere The fourstory warehouse build ing was a transfer branch house for 86 dealers in centralIowa and was about 50 years old The fire burned throughout the night Grey M c F a d y e n warehouse manager for John Deere Plow 22 PARTLY CLOUDY said at Moline that the firm ft ;