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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 23, 1960, Mason City, Iowa Mcrtb Iowa Doily Newspaper fer MM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE VOL N run Nfjwspaptr That Makes All North lowans Neighbors MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 23 1WO Copy Two Jim Hoffa again on griddle Court monitors will find him able defendant By RICHARD SPONG GlobcGaxette Editorial Research Bureau WASHINGTON A federal district court this week will hear charges from court ap pointed monitors of the Interna tional Brotherhood of Teamsters that James Riddle Hoffa as president of the union improper ly invested of union funds Hoffa who used to boast I got a list of arrests maybe as long as your arm now faces a twofront attack that could re duce him to the state of sleazy if wellheeled oblivion now en dured by h i s predecessor as Teamsters Union president Dave Beck Monitors appointed by a fed eral court two years ago to ov ersee Hoffas safeguarding o union funds now want him oust ed on charges that he improper ly invested partly t help finance a Florida real es tate development A federa grand jury in Orlando Fla is looking into Hoffas conduct in the real estate deal A long ser ies of court actions is in pros pect And Hoffa has proved an extremely capable defendant in previous cases IN JULY 1957 for example he was acquited of a charge o bribery after former heavy weight champion Joe Louis shook his hand and sat with him in front of a jury which con tained eight Negro members Perhaps significantly Edward Bennett Williams the attorney who defended Hoffa on the brib ery charge has withdrawn from the present action on the grounc that defense of Hoffa might con flict with Williams role Teamster general counsel The monitors were appointee as a temporary compromise o a suit against Hoffa by 13 dis sident union members who ac cused him of rigging the 1957 convention that elected him president Hoffa was allowed to take office provisionally under the surveillance of the monitors They now have brought 39 charges of union misconduci against Hoffa Principally he i reported as depositing a total of with the Florida Na tional Bank at Orlando in a non interest bearing account the bank in turn lending a like amount to the developer of real estate project called Sun Valley Inc The monitors allege that the Sun Valley president then cashed a cashier check and took the cash to Hof fas Detroit home TWO OTHER complaints in volve deposits again interest free of S50000 in the Com mercial State Bank Trust Co of New York and of 5125000 in the Fidelity Bank Trust Co of Indianapolis All three deposits occurred before the court order to Hoffa to safeguard union funds But the monitors main tain that the money was allowed to remain on deposit without in terest after the order was is sued Aside from the court action Hoffa comes under renewed at tack from both union and polit ical foes Walter P Reuther president of the United Auto Workers and head of the AFL CIO Industrial Union Depart ment on Feb 11 accused Hoffa of teaming up with AFLCIO building trade unions to raid in dustrial unions The Teamsters were expelled from the labor amalgamation in Dec ember 1957 And recently it was dis closed that the 56 House mem bers Hoffa singled out as targets in the 1960 elections have band ed together to form a Commit tee to Reelect Hoffa threat ened Congressmen Bulletin SQUAW VALLEY UPl Lidija Skoblikova a Russian beauty Tuesday be came the first double gold j medal winner of the Winter Olympics Games when she added the ladies 3000meter skating championship to her 1500meter victory two days ago MOBILE first glance this looked like a maneating monster to L C Shady photo grapher for the St Joseph Mo NewsPress as he drove past a service station Actually its Bill Vertin a mechanic partly under the hood of a foreignmade car on which he is making repairs lo the latch mechanism What else is on the pota toes 4 rescued after crash in Montana Former Osage woman OK 0 S A G Mel Taets Osage is awaiting further news from her soninlaw and daugh ter Mr and Mrs Jack Flynn reat Fails Mont They were rescued by helicopter Monday following a plane crash near Helena Mont Mr and MrsFlynn with friends Mr and Mrs E J Mc iabe Jr also of Great Falls were on the way to Las Vegas Nev for a vacation McCabe and Flynn are both pilots The essna plane is owned by Flynn SHORTLY AFTER th plane took off Sunday they ran into a snow storm A message received from them read Mayday May day Losing altitude fastRan into snow squall According to the men ice be fan to form on the wings air ipeed dropped to 86 miles an hour not enough to keep them airborne They crashlanded in ourfeetdeep s n o w 100 feet short of jagged rock on the side of a mountain near Helena THEY SPENT night hud dled in the plane When the skies cleared the next morning they builta signal fire Seventy Mostly in southeast More snow for Iowa The severe storm forecast earlier for Iowa Tuesday wont come about because of changed conditions in the South the Weather Bureau said But more another 3 or 4 likely in the southeast Tuesday night already hard hit by previous heavy snowfalls The Weather Bureau added that would be light snow In the north and west Tuesday night and more light snow ii likely over the state on Thursday Sioux City had a Tuesday low of 2 below zero and other readings ranged up to 20 at Dubuque Wednesdays lows are due to range from 5 below zero in the northwest to 15 above in thesoutheast Highways over the state are nearly normal with occa sional patches of packed snow in protected areas the Highway Commission said Tuesday Highways in the Clarinda and Bed ford areas were 25 per snowpacked however Seven perish in Omaha fire OMAHA Neb persons died Tuesday in a fire in a downtown rooming house occupied mostly by oldage pension ers Four persons were injured One Charles Battles 58 was in a serious condition with burns over 45 to 55 per cent of his body Battles was a ball of fire when he leaped from a second story window to icy ground below There were 35 persons in the building including the landlady M Gillen 63 Her son James said threequarters of the residents were pensioners aircraft were searching for hem A helicopter was sent to the rescue All were taken to a Helena hospital for treatment of frostbite and minor outs and bruises Mrs Flynn is the former Flor ence Taets Her husband is a salesman for a manufacturing concern in Helena a ng Jack tlynn formerly of Osage escaped serious in jury in this crashlanding on a Montana mountainside lcn Trc Kiied and 10 pcrsons nwn v mounLajnsine miitrerf Mrndav niohf urhon Nixon in strategy maneuver Now entered in 8fh primary WASHINGTON Prcs iclcnt Richard IT Nixon is conn tering Democratic attempts to tag him as a GOP Guards man with efforts to show he has united Republican party sup port As a part of this strategy Nixons name went into the April 26 Pennsylvania primary as an unopposed candidate for the Republican presidential nom ination Sen Hugh Scott RPa an nounced that petitions to put Nixons name on the ballot are being filed with Nixons knowl edge AN ENTRY in Pennsylvania will bring to eight the primaries in which the vice presidents name will be before the voter either directly or representei by a delegate slate Nixon thus is matching the number of primaries in which Gillcn identified the dead as SenJolin FKennedy DMass Robert Woodford Dick Schecle has cntered or in one case is Jack Brashear Claus Petersen Ernest Schmidt Lloyd Canfield and Andy Vopat The fire was discovered about am in the St James room ing house which occupies the upper two floors of a three story brick building The loca tion is in an area between the retail and wholesale business district Firemen fought the flames in sevendegree temperatures that froze water from the hoses as it splashed against the building and left streelr covered with ice or slush Cause of the fire was not im mediately determined The fire broke out in a wash room on the second fioor rear of the building Less seriously injured were Pete Peterson 60 Nels Nelson 76 and William Gordon 84 On the inside Clear Lake News Page 3 Editorials 4 North Iowa News 5 Society News 89 Sports News 1314 Latest Markets 16 City News 1617 Farm News 21 THREE FIREMEN KILLED ST LOUIS fire Favors Erbe in magazine case DES M01NES fed ral judge Tuesday upheld Ally leu Norman Erbcs ban of 42 pornographic magazines from Iowa newsstands and ruled it did not amount to preccnsor hip Tims Erbe scored a victory n the first round of the courl battle over his controversial ban which was put into effect last Scpl l The decision by Federal Dis Iricl Judge Robert Van Pelt was limited lo the question of procensorship and therewas no ruling on whether the 42 maga zines covered in the ban were Lake child buried by snow crews CLEAR LAKE Ben nett about G is in good condition at Mercy Hospital Mason City vherc he was taken shortly be fore noon Tuesday after being buried in the snow for about 10 minutes He is the son of Mr ind Mrs C R Bennett 200 N ihorc Dr He and two other small chil Iren were playing in the snow ilong the lakeshorc between 1st and 2nd Ave N when city snow crews dumped a qunn Hy of snow over the cnbank ment to the lake Two of the boys ran When questioned by one of their moth ers as to the whereabouts of the other child the boyssaid lhil Larry was under the snow Mothers crews and passersby dug frantically through four feet of snow over a wide area before Ending the child The boy did not lose conscious ness but was very cold The attending physician said his hel met and warm clothing helped provide air for the child A city police car rushed him to the hospital GETS IS YEARS OSKALOOSA Whit latch 62 has been sentenced to 15 years in the State Peniten tiary for the fatal shooting of his wife Anna 44 in their home here last June 19 SAME At rural crossing North Iowa Light snow colder Tuesday night lows zero to a b o v e Wednesday partly cloudy colder extreme east highs Ki20 owa Snow south cast be coining h c a v y in extreme southeast Tuesday n i g li t colder south and east lows 8 below west to 8 above cast Wednesday partly cloudy colder cast highs 1220 Fur ther outlook Thursday cloudy with light snow likely Minnesota Partly cloudy flur riesHighs Wednesday 1723 weather ciala up lo 8 am Tuesday Maximum 21 Minimum 8 At 8 am 10 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 34 22 Some union workers return to plant ALBERT LEA Minn Some United Packinghous workers returned to ther jobs a the Wilson Co plant Tuesday after a 16weekold strike The union met with members Mon day night lo explain the rchir ng procedures of a new con trad but would give no infor mation to newsmen Plant Man ager Clifford Cairns said the company does not plan to make mown the number of workers being reinstated However it appears only a small number of he 1100 strikers were called back An estimated 800 to 1000 nonstrikers were hired by Wil son as permanent replacements vhen the strike began ctually pornographic under owa law It will take further ourt tests to determine that Van Pelt in his 12page opin on said he accepted Erbej cstimony that he did not intend o prcctnsor future issues of lie magazines when he an nounced his ban last September E r b c contended throughout he trial in court here last month that his ban applied only o issues of the magazines ac ually on the newsstands at that iinc The 20 publishers of 22 of he magazines who challenged he ban contended that Erbes ruling implied that all future issues would also be forced off he newsstands UNDER FEDERAL law pre jcnsorship is unconstitutional md Erbe readily admitted this n his testimony But Van Pelt that it was the opinion of this courl that neither Erbe ior members of his advisory committee have prejudged the publications Van Pelt said that Erbe ax duly elected official had the right to say so if he felt magazines on Iowa newsstands were in violation of the state obscenity law Van Pelt pointed out that mag izinc dealers themselves had estificd that one of the maga zineson Erbcs list reappeared on the newsstands after the ban was announced The fact that Rogue magazine is still on tha newsstands is some evidence hat Erbe did not prejudge ssues Van Pelt said NOTHING PREVENTS current issues of the magazines from returning to the news stands other than the risk that they might be in violation of Iowas obscenity statute the judge said He admitted that the risk of prosecution after Sept l was more pressing than before But he said this was clue not to a change in the lojva law but rather to an awaken ing of state enforcement The decision apparently was a goahead for Erbe to start a test of Iowas 73yearold ob scenity statute Earlier Erbe said he planned to file another est case which would seek a ruling on whether the maga zines in his ban were actually obscene He said that his assist ants were already developing he case against a specific mag azine dealer but he would not dentify the name of the mag azine dealer involved Freight train rams auto Lake Mills driver killed One it the survivors stands by the plane as blankets ana lood are dropped from search planes injured Monday night when a general alarm fire destroyed a threeilory building represented by proxy In Ohio Gov Michael V DiSaile is run ning pledged to the Massachu setts senator In each instance Nixon has made it clear he has permitted the entry of his name primarily because local Republicans urged the action They want to heal breaches in the party that go back to the 1952 fighl between President Eisenhower and the late Sen Robert A Taft for the presidential nomination IF NIXON brings out a sub stantial number of Republican voters in all eight though he is unopposed the vice presidents followers will be prepared to claim that the GOP is united behind him Of the eight states Wiscon sin Ohio Illinois and Indiana cast their voles at the 1952 con vention for Taft New Hamp shire and Oregon went for Ei senhower and Pennsylvania gave him a 5315 margin over Taft Nixons home state of Cal ifornia was a holdout for Chief Justice Earl Warren Oklahoma Republicans with no primary already have j pledged their delegation to Nix on in state convention Iowa City driver victim of crash IOWA CITY UPl C H McDonald 70 rural Iowa City was fatally injured Tuesday in a cartruck collision here LAKE MILLS Virgil L Cox 37 Lake Mills was killed instantly Monday when his car was struck by a Chicago and North Western freight train at a rural crossing near here Dr C H Potter Forest City Winnbago County cor oner said Cox died of a skull fracture No inquest was planned Investigating officers said Cox apparently failed to see the approaching train in time because a small knoll ob structed his vision at the crossing about miles north of here Skid marks on the snowpacked county road indicated he applied the brakes about 150 feet from the crossing and the auto slid sideways onto the tracks and was struck in the rear by the diesei locomotive The rear of the car was vir tually telescoped into the front seat and the wreckage hurled and dragged about 150 feet GJenn W Young engineer and R F Bcnish conductor on the train flagged dowa another motorist and sent him for an ambulance and doctor Young and Benish both at Mason City said the train wai slowing for a stop at the time The speed limit for the traia in that area is 35 miles an hour and they said it moving at a slower rate of speed Cox is survived by his wid ow and a 12yearold son His death was the firsttraf fic fatality in Winnebago Coun ty this year n A o Lake Mils CAR IN WHICH VIRGIL COX WAS KILLED ;