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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 26, 1958, Mason City, Iowa Ncrfh Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS iijli 1 VOL LXIV Associated Presi and United Press Full Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY U 1958 This Paper Consists ot Two Ona No 121 President Ignores AntiBenson Move Courage Honesty Is Lauded Ike in News Conference Cabbie Is Slain Hurt in Gun Battle MULTIPLE sow on and of these 18 are still living Wieland the Howard Wieland farm near Osage has holds a basketful of pigs from the second a new interpretation of multiple farrow litter while a number of slightly larger ing The animal had two litters within 17 porkers from the first litter are in fore days A total of 27 pigs were born alive ground NEAR OSAGE Sow Has 2 Litters in 17 Days By ROBERT ARMSTRONG an age of vertica integration probetesting feed efficiency enzymes and antibiot ics something new in multiple farrowing has now been intro duced in North Iowa To most people multiple far rowing would mean a number o sows farrowing at given intervals of the year But to a certain sov on the Howard Wieland farm miles east of here it meanthav ing two litters of pigs in 17 days On Feb 6 a Berkshire sow hac a litter pig strong healthy animals But due to in clement low of 21 be low extreme nervous ness she lost 7 Heard Squeals Then on Feb 23 Wieland wa working in the hog house when he heard squeals from newborn pigs There were not supposed to be any new pigs during this period and especially in this hog house since all the sows had al ready farrowed Upon further investigation he found four new piglets in the pen the Berkshire sow and her eight twoweekold pigs He wondered how they got there and and was about ready to remove them when another arrived This he could hardly believe so he calledthe local veterinarian 11 Still Alive When the veterinarian arrived there were 12 new pigs in all 11 of them alive The veterinarian verified that the pigs were all from the one sow and suggested that the new litter be transferred to a foster mother Of the 27 pigs farrowed by the Berkshire 18 still are alive Eight of these from the first lit ter are with the sow and 10 from the second litter are nurs ing from the foster mother Swinemen are agreed that al though double farrowings are possible they are extremely un usual Robert Judd Cerro Gordo County extension director saic Texas Sardine Measures 16 Feet WASHINGTON has new item to add to Its long list of boasts T T h B University of T e x a s Wednesday presented a fossil ized to the Smith sonian Institute T h i fish lived 100million years ago in a large sea that covered Texas and the rest of the plains Its size Why naturally its 16 feet long the odds for a double litter are so great that he classified it as being a long shot among long shots LEONA DIVORCED LAS VEGAS Nev UP De throned as Miss United States in last years Miss Universe contes because she was married Leona Gage is single again She di vorced Air Force Sgt Gene En nit Tuesday PASSAGE SEEN Senate Vote on Postal Bill WASHINGTON A Mike Monroney predicted Wed WASHINGTON UP Presiden Eisenhower defying Midwestern Republican demands that he fire Secretary of Agriculture Benson praised Benson Wednesday as a man of courage and honesty The President told a news con ference that people advocatin that Benson be ousted are badl mistaken in taking that position Eisenhower left no doubt he in tends to ignore demands for Ben sons resignation Then the President discusse the farm policies of his adminis tration He said he thought Ben son had done his utmost to de velop the best workable program to reduce government influenc from the life and activity of agri cultural producers He said that persons who were recommending the removal of Benson were act ing on the worst sort of advice Sharp Criticism Some Midwestern Republicans in Congress1 sharply critical of Benson farm policies have con tended that continuing him in of fice would cost the party 25 to 30 congressional seats in the No vember elections Eisenhower said its his busi ness who is in his Cabinet This w as Eisenhowers first news conference in three and his third since last Oct 30 He dealt also with these other matters RECESSION Eisenhower re peated that a tax cut is of course a possibility if there is any deep ening of the depression He used that word also the word reces sion But Eisenhower again ex pressed confidence that unem ployment will begin to diminish nesday the Senate will approve ligher postal rates and pay JACK MILLER Jack Miller to Be Candidate for Lt Governor SIOUX CITY Sen Jack Miller RSioux City an nounced Wednesday he will be a candidate againsttwo fellow law makers for the Republican nomi nation for lieutenant governor in the June election M i 11 e r 41 a tax lawyer jegged his campaign on a pledge o appoint Senate committees that would insure open debate in the Senate on key issues if he is elected The other lawmakers cam paigning for the nomination are Rep William Mooty RGrundy House speaker during the 1957 Iowa Legislature and Sen Alan Vest president pro tern of the Senate in 1957 Miller served in the Iowa House during the 1955 session of the Legislature and in the Senate during the 1957 session He is a graduate of Creighton University and the Columbia University law school and he took postgraduate work at the University of Iowa law school raises for postal employes by nightfall after a big fight on a cey provision The Oklahoma Democrat said ihere probably would be a fairly close vote on his amendment to knock out a proposed fivecent stamp for outoftown letters If the Republicans all stand together he admitted we can lose Leading Fight Monroney a member of the Senate Post Office Committee is a leader in the fight to hold any postal raise to a fourcent stamp for both local and outoftown first class mail It nowrequires a threecent stamp He expected the support of all but a handful of Democrats Once details of the rate bill have been thrashed out a move He added that if it does so next month that would mark the be ginning of the end of the reces sion Eisenhower also said authoriz ing a goahead on reclamation projects would serve as an anti recession measure but he added he doubts such projects would do a great deal to provide jobs said he and Vice President Nixon have a very clear understanding as to what Nixons role should be if Eisenhower should become disabled Eisenhower declined to go into detail saying if he did newsmen would want the most minute in formation regarding the under standing Lack of Action The matter came up in a re quest for Eisenhowers comment on lack of action by Congress so WOUNDED IN GUN BATTLE Patrol man Kenneth Kline 28 is comforted by his wife and another patrolman Edward Crozier after being wounded in a gun AP Photofax battle with two teenagers at Des Moines Kline and the two youngsters were hos pitalized is slated to tack on a committee approved measure providing a per cent 320 million dollar an nual pay raise for some 500000 postal employes Bonus Idea Monroney predicted an expect ed move by Sen Frank Carlson RKan to eliminate a cost ofliving bonus for lowscale em ployes would be beaten over whelming He voiced certainty the Senate would vote to tie the pay and rate raises together He said it also was possible approval might come by nightfall on another bill to raise the pay of about a mil lion white collar civil service workers by 7A per cent ar on legislation to spell out what to do in the case of presi dential disability Eisenhower repeated that he thinks there should be a consti tutional amendment The House Democratic leadership thinks the matter can be handled by simple legislation So far as his own case is con cerned Eisenhower said there is such a clear understanding be tween Nixon and himself and with certain others that it is in conceivable there would be any misunderstanding regarding Nix ons role Eisenhower spoke of the rela tionship between him and Nixon as one of trust and perhaps unique Mercury Dip Rain Seen for lowans Rain showers moved into west ern Iowa Wednesday as cold Canadian air began moving Tap idly southeastward threatening to end the mild weather lowans have been enjoying The colder air was expected to turn the rain to snow in north west Iowa Wednesday night gradually diminishing and ending Thursday Lows Wednesday night were expected to range from 20 to 30 in the west and from 30 to 38 in the east Low readings Tues day night were from 35 at Ma son City to 46 at Council Bluffs Highs Tuesday ranged from 48 at Dubuque to 58 at Sioux City and Des Moines Top readings Thursday were expected to be in the 30s ant lower 40s Grocer Injured When Oil Stove Explodes TABOR grocer was i nj u r e d critically Wednesday when an oil stove exploded anc set off a fire that destroyed hi The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy through Thursday Rain or snow late Wednesday night and Thursday Low Wednesday night lower 30s High Thurs day 3439 owa Scattered showers and thunderstorms southeast rain changing to snow northwest Wednesday night gradually di minishing and ending Thurs day Colder Low Wednesday night 2030 west 3038 east iveday Iowa Temperatures will average slightly below normal Thursday through Mon day It will be colder Thurs day and Friday with little change thereafter Normal highs are 36 north to 44 south Normal lows are 16 north to 21 south Precipitation will aver age 20 to 40 inch as rain or store Earl Elliott Tabor wa hospitalized at Mercy Hospita at Council Bluffs in critical con dilion with burns over most o his body The fire started by the explo sion burned out the interior o Elliotts store A dry goods stor and a drug store on either sid of the grocery were damaged b smoke and water REFUSES TO LEAVE HOME Tank Grenades Rout Farmer WAGNER RESIGNS DES MOINES W Wagner stale superintendent of buildings and grounds re signed Tuesday TOULOUSE France Wi It took a 10ton tank hand gre nades and squads of French police to finish off Pierre Ma nent a 50yearold bachelor who refused to quit his barri caded farm house The police drove the tank through the house Tuesday night then lobbed in hand gre nades ending Manents four day fight to stay on the farm he had sold last December One policeman was killed and an other seriously wounded Manent refused to leave the farm when the new owner ap peared He barricaded himself in the kitchen and threatened anyone who came near Attend ants sent to take him to an in sane asylum fled when he waved one of his three rifles out the window The police charged into the house Monday but Manents fire cut two of them down kill ing one The police commander ordered his men to retreat leaving the body of the dead policeman inside Manent now liad a submachine gun Then the police tried gre nades only to beanswered by bursts of submachine gun fire The commander ordered the tank to smash through the house with grenadethrowers following The police waited until day light before returning inside the wrecked house Manent was dead snow Wednesday Thursday night and Minnesota Rain changing to snow Thursday Somewhat colder GlobeGazette weather data up x 8 am Wednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 am YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 53 35 36 40 24 Clough Heard at CAB Hearing in Washington WASHINGTON ITI The pro posed suspension of northsout air service through Mason City Iowa was protested Wednesda at a Civil Aeronautics Board hear ing on the lines case Seven States air Investigation of Kohler Strike Opens WASHINGTON head of Auto Workers local waged a marathon he United hich has trike against the Kohler Co tes fied Wednesday the only vio ence in the strike he knows of as aimed at the strikers This testimony came from Allan raskamp president of Kohler Local No 833 in Kohler Wis fter the Senate Rackets Investi ating Committee had ended a eated partisan deadlock and pened longdelayed hearings on the strike Deadlock Broken The 44 party line deadlock was Token by Chairman McCIellan who yielded to Republi can members arguments over low to proceed Graskamp called as the first vitness told the committee his home had been stoned and the autos of pickets damaged Asked by Sen Curtis RNeb whether pickets had turned over autos and assaulted nonstrikers Graskamp replied I saw nothing like that and I was there every day Curtis Takes Over Committee Counsel Robert F Kennedy began interrogation of Graskamp but Curtis soon took over for a long series of questions about picketing procedure during the strike In breaking the deadlock over procedure McCIellan agreed to the GOP members demands to questioning of UAW President Walter Reuther and of top Koh ler officials The Democrats had argued that the hearings should lead off with high officials on both sides Without waiting for an opportu nity to testify Kohler and UAW officials blamed each other for Guns Found in Youths Stalled Car Des Moines Is Scene DES MOINES cab driver was shot to death here early Wednesday when trapped between gunfire of two policemen and two teenagers following a gun shop robbery The gun battle occurred in downtown Des Moines within a block of police headquarters A police patrolman and the two boys who engaged in the gun fight were wounded Two other teenagers one of them a divorcee were held for questioning Shot 5 Times Killed was John J OKeefe 48 a driver for the Ruan Cab He vas shot five times as he sought cover Gary Wessling 17 was wounded critically He is the son of Al Wessling who was arrested re cently for possession of burglary tools Less critically wounded were Patrolman Kenneth Kline 28 and Richard Craig 19 Two companions of Wessling and Craig Beth Robson 18 Clarion and Larry Shellberg 17 were held for questioning Looted Shop Police said the teenagers ad mitted looting Parkers GunShop a short time before the shooting Their car struck a street barri cade a few blocks away and they called a cab Kline and Patrolman Raymond Ray Clough representing Maviolence which has marked the son Citys airport commission said however that if Braniff is allowed to suspend operations he supported a CAB examiners find ings that the city should be an intermediate point on the three routes sought by Ozark Airlines Twin Cities to DesMoines Sioux City or Omaha to Chicago and Quad Cities to the Twin Cities Clough was just one of a num ber of representatives from Iowa cities to be heard The longstand ing case involves numerous pro posed route changes by four air lines in a sevenstate area fouryearold strike SAME lag no traffic death past 24 hours Steiner who were on routine cruiser patrol stopped at the scene of the damaged car and parked cab Kline said he walked up to the car noted guns in both the front and rear seats and be gan grappling with Craig I yelled at Patrolman Steiner to take cover Kline said OKeefe also darted for cover as shooting broke out between the officers and Craig and Wessling Kline was wounded in the back as he sought shelter behind a utili ty pole Steiner said he wounded Wessling above the ear On Ground State Agent R L Klein who arrived within minutes said the four teenagers were on the ground when he reached the scene He said he took five guns off Wessling The Robson girl has been living at a hotel in Des Moines officers said OKeefe was dead on arrival at a hospital Wessling was wounded in tha chest and in front of the right ear Craig was wounded in the left leg and groin by pellets from a shotgun fired by Patrolman Steiner Craigs condition was de scribed as good Police said later that 33 pistols 2 shotguns 51 fishing reels 10 pocket knives and 3 holsters found in the car were stolen from the gun shop Cedar Rapids Pair Fined for Evading Iowa Income Tax CEDAP RAPIDS IP A Cedar Rapids couple has been given a years suspended sentence and ordered to pay in fines for failure to file state income tax returns in 1955 and 1956 Frank Carpenter and his wife Feme were sentenced after they pleaded guilty before District Judge Charles Penningroth The case was another in tha State Tax Commissions current crackdown on persons who fail to file state returns or who file in accurate returns The state said Carpenter had income of in 1955 and 3S9 in 1956 Mrs Carpentcri 1956 income tax ;