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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 27, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT1 MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS Ci t I VOL LX1V Associated Press and United Presi Full Lease Wlret Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWAvTHURSDAY FEBRUARY 27 195B This Paper Consists of Four No 1J1 FGC Official Mack Refuses to Resign Postal Victory for Ike 5Cent Rate Is Approved WASHINGTON Senate after nailing a temporary 5cen letter stamp into a postal rate bill pushed ahead Thursday t consider rate increases on othe classes of mail Splitting largely along partj lines the Senate voted 4942 Wed nesday night to retain in the fail a provision to raise the presen 3cent rate to 5 cents for non local letters The 5cent stam would be in effect for three years The vote was a substantial vic tory for President Eisenhower who had asked for the 5cent stamp on outoftown mail but had requested that it be made permanent Republicans held their ranks almost intact to keep the provision in the bill Most Democrats backed an unsuccess ful move to eliminate the sec tion Conference Needed However the matter still will have to be threshed out in con ference with the House which voted last year for a 4cent letter rate The decision onthe major issue of letter stamps appeared to get the rate increase legislation over its big hump in the Senate al though votes were scheduled Thursday on several other classes of mail Amendments were pending both to raise and to lower proposed increases in rates on second class newspapers and magazines and third class mail largely adver tising Also at issue was the question of how big a pay raise for 500000 postal workers should be tied to the rate measure Democrats are pushing a pay increase dou ble thai favored by Eisenhower er How They Voted Forty Democrats and two Re publicans supported an amend ment of Sen Monroney DOkla to knock the 5cent stamp pro from the bill Fortyfour Republicans and five Democrats joined to beat the amendment The effect was to retain the section calling for a 5cent rate on nonlocal letters between July 1 1958 and June 30 1961 with a 4cerit stamp for local letters permanent rate would be 4 cents The 5cent stamp is calculated to bring in an extra 175 million dollars for each of the three years This money is earmarked in the bill for spending on mod 12 Dead 70 Hurt in Storm Mississippi Is Target REP OREN HARRIS Head RICHARD MACK Stand VISITS INJURED FRIEND Jiggs hears comforting words from one of his AP Photofax suggested that the 14yearold clog be de masters Dean Meyer 3 at a Minneap stroyed but Dean pleaded for his life olis animal hospital The dogs left front Jiggs is getting along fine now and leg had to be amputated after he was hell be able to travel on his remaining struck by a car The veterinarian first legs v v JACKSON Miss disclosed new damage Thursday from a series of tornadoes ravished central Mississippi Wednesday night Two more deaths brought the toll to 12 One of the hardest hit spots was the worldfamed Piney Woods Country Life School about 25 miles south of Jackson Roofs of at least four of the large build ings at the school for Negro chil dren were shorn off Dr Laurence C Jones the Ne gro educator who founded Piney Woods said destruction there vas terrible hit by the unexpected twisters numbered more than 70 Devastation dotted a 140mile vide area in central and eastern Mississippi between Canton 20 miles north of here and Poplar vine 120 miles south Seven of the dead were in the lardhit rural area between Rich ton and Waynesboro near the Alabama line Three were at the Farm Haven Community near Canton one near Jackson anc one near Walnut Grove 40 miles east of Canton Aged Woman One of the Farm Haven victims Walden Pond Is the Straw That SNAPPED BOYS MIND MISSION Kan The question was propounded in an English class at ShawneeMission High School Wednesday and it had to do with the literary merits of an essay in which E B White reflected upon Walden Pond in Massachusetts and the so journ there of Henry David Thoreau the great writerphilosopher Whats in Walden Pond asked Loren E Simpson the teacher Water said Larry P Yeakle 17yearold junior a quiet jinterest in a Miami insurance strapping big foot 2 190 pounds agency which wrote the insurance Denies He Was SwayecF Plans to Sell Agency Interest WASHINGTON A Mack said Thursday of course he will not resign from the Fed eral Communications Commis sion He swore he was not influ enced or swayed by appeals from friends in a contested tele vision license case Mack further told a House in vestigating subcommittee under oath that he is getting rid of his The class laughed Larry was found shot to death Wednesday night in his bed room Dr R D Grayson county coroner said it was a self There was a note It said I see no possible future for me Most of my trouble as you know has been school They want me to write a term paper in English do a project in business eic Mr Simpson I still think there was water in Walden Pond Ikes Stand on Benson Ripped Youths Are Questioned in Slaying DBS MOINES ques tion of dope beer and formal charges occupied police Thurs day as they continued their in vestigation of a downtown gun battle in which a cab driver was the innocent victim Two teenage boys who took part in the gun fight after a gun shop burglary remained hospit alized with wounds suffered in the exchange of fire with two po licemen Wednesday Two other teenagers one of them a Clarion girlj remained in custody but officers said these two did not take part in the shooting Gary Wessling 17 named by one of his companions as the youth who fatally shot John J OKeefc 48 remained in critical The Weather Mason City Cloudy or foggy with intermittent light rain through Friday slightly colder Low Thursday night and high Friday 3540 Iowa Snow and much colder ex treme west and rain mixed with snow and colder central and east Thursday night windy low 20s extreme west 30s else where Friday cloudy with snow flurrk j and colder Minnesota Cold wave rain turn ing to snow Near blizzard con ditions in north GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday crnizalion of post offices and condition f r o m wounds lo his postal equipment face and chcst The House version of the leg islation would increase rates on all classes of mail by 527 million Maximum Minimum At 8 am Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 55 38 38 06 35 15 dollars annually The Senate measure would produce in each of the next three years 747 mil lion dollars The present post of fice deficit is 700 million Sens Hickenlooper and Martin Iowa Republicans helped vote down an amendment to elimi nate a 5cent postage rale for nonlocal letters Central City Man Is Victim of Gunshot CENTRAL CITY John son 57 apparently was acciden tally shot to death Wednesday while hunting rats in a barn on his farm near here Authorilie said the farmer apparently stum bled over something in the barn and the gun was discharged acci lentally SAME no traffic death Lesser Wounds In satisfactory condition with esser wounds were Richard Craig 19 and Patrolman Ken neth Kline 28 Larry Gene Shelburg 17 and Jeth Ann Robson 18 described by police as a girl friend of Vessling gave signed statements o police Shelburg was quoted as saying hat Wessling fired point blank at was spitting out of his gun I think he emptied t Police said Shelburg told them Wessling had shot OKecfe be cause he thought the cab driver lad called police v Drank Beer Shelburg also was quoted as saying the four had goofed around since Tuesday noon drinking beer and that Wessling and Craig took some barbituate pills Police Chief Howard Eide said These kids were hopped up on bennies and beer before they pulled the job Were looking into the drug angle real hard The Robson girl a divorcee has been living recently at a ho tel here and two weeks ago was laid off from her job as a sales girl Her mother Mrs Richard B Robson Clarion visited her daughter at the jail Mrs Robson said later that Beth Ann toldher she and Shelburg had been forced to accompany Craig and Wessling Sunbeam to Drop Fair Trade Price CHICAGO UP Sunbeam Corp announced Thursday it will drop most fair trade restrictions on its products in efforts to stay competitive with General Elec tric Co which abandoned fair trade pricing on its small appli ances Wednesday Meanwhile retailers were cut ting prices and price wars were developing in many states Dis count houses hailed the move but small independent retailers said they would be hurt badly SpringLike Weather in Iowa Ends Iowas spell of springlike weather appeared to have ended Thursday as rain and fog over spread the state while the Weath er Bureau issued forecasts of snow An intensetow pressuie moving eastward through Mis souri plus a frigid arctic air mass in the upper Mid west was expected to control Iowas weath er picture at least until Saturday morning Rain was expected to continue in western Iowa spread into the east and gradually change to snow in northwestern areas Sioux City reported 122 inches of rain Council Bluffs and Lamoni each had 53 and Des Moines reported 27 was Sally Day a Negro woman i WASHINGTON W Resentment flared among rebellious Mid reported to be 110 years old Republicans in Congress Thursday over President Eisen first hit in the The twister Jackson area Mrs Leland Bolton a 27year old housewife of the Luckney com munity east of here said she was setting the table for supper when the rains and hard winds came It sounded like a million bells she said All I could think about was my babies and sharply worded defense of Secretary of Agriculture Benson As two GOP House members prepared to carry Corn Belt pro tests against Bensons farm policies to the White House Rep OKonski RWis told Newsmen So far Ive been under the impression we only needed a new secretary of agriculture Now I think we also need a new President Eisenhower made abundantly clear to his news conference Wednesday he had no idea of ousting Benson and little thought of on the successful applicant in the contest for Miamis TV Channel 10 Rppnett a mem ber of the investigating commit tee said Wednesday that Mack should resign or be removed Read Papers Mack said that it was only last londay when he read the news apers that he knew this agency temblerShelder Insurance Agen y Inc had obtained the busi ness from Public Service Tele vision Inc Mack acknowledged borrowings otaling 34980 since 1950 from Mi ami attorney Thurman A White side He said all but has been repaid and declared Whiteside has never in his life attempted to use any financial obligation of mine to influence my actions either private or of family Only the good Lord savedinterferingwith the secretarys farm policies One or the other cc jir Kni nppn niPpn hv mnnv us An icebox held off the falling debris when the roof fell in The twister also hit in the Fan nin community of the same area killing 3yearold Cathy Jones Sounded Like Train Percy H Clark 56 said he and his wife 48 heard a sound like a train as they sat in room The next thing we knew we were sitting under it he said We heard a roarjng and all at once we were going He said his pickup truck was carried 100 feet and deposited in the top of a pine tree In the same area the twister ripped up the house of Mrs Alonzo Rylee about 50 killing her and her son Billy 13 The town of Walnut Grove where Mrs Tarrin Ellis was Testimony in Kohler Case Is Challenged WASHINGTON LP Herman been urged openly by many Midwest Republicans Praising Benson as a man of courage and honesty Eisenhower said those advocating his ouster are badly mistaken He said that by and large the country will be better off if farmers are free from government regulations and operate under free market forces like the rest of the economy Rep Andersen RMinn com Miesfeld said Thursday he bitterly It now appears the United Auto Workers Union early in its strike against the Koh ler Co under threat of a beating But Sen McClellan DArk said this was quite in conflict with Miesfelds previous sworn state ments McClellan heads the Senate Rackets Investigating Committee before which Micsfeld testified in that the President has foreclosed any opportunity to acquaint him self with the facts of life Action Sought oo Lows Thursday morning ranged from 38 at Mason City and Du buque to 47 at Lamoni and Sioux City Snowfall will continue in the northwest Thursday night the Bu reau said accumulating possibly several inches by Friday morn ing Rain mixed with snow is due for the remainder of the state Diminishing snow flurries are on tap for Friday ilruction Colder readings also were onknicc1 was anothcr center of dctnc committees public inquiry tap for Thursday Highs day ranged from 48 at Spencer to 60 at Davenport Mason City had ficial Whiteside has testified he con tacted Mack in behalf of the ap plication by Public Service Tele vision a subsidiary of National Airlines for the coveted Miami channel 42 Vote On a 42 vote the FCC reversed an examiners recommendation and gave the TV license last year to Public Service The examiner had recommended that it go to Radio Station WKAT owned by A Frank Katzentine Mack came before the House committee with a 4000word 13 page statement which he received permission to read Before he started reading Mack told Committee Chairman Harris I want to apologize if I may seem a little nervous this morn Andersen was one of about 30 ing but you can wel1 understand Harris nodded and said ha could Mack said he would do his best Midwestern GOP House members seeking to force Bensons resigna tion or a change in administration farm policies in favor of higher1 to explain in Uic statement ques farm price supports lions which committee members into the 45monthold UAW strike George Keith editor of thejagainst Kohler Wisconsin manu Carthage newspaper said the town was literally torn up with 50 or 60 houses damaged LAIKA HONORED MOSCOW UP Laika the dog sent into outer space aboard Soviet Sputnik II soon will be enshrined on a matchbox cover A Russian manufacturer an nounced Thursday it will produce covers showing Laika peering into space against a background of swirling comets and planets JOBS HARDER TO GET Rush to California Slackens LOS ANGELES UP The bold rush to southern Califor nia shows signs of casing off for the first time in years Officials blame business con ditions for the migration de cline After World War II thou sands trekked to sunny CalU as the roomy land of the big boom the big deal and the big job Almost a million and a half outofslate came into southern Californias 14 counties in 1947 for instance Thousands stayed on to get jobs and build homes Los its sprawl ing at the seams as the migration gath ercd speed The population jumped from 1970358 in 1950 to an estimated 2358120 on Jan I 1958 Oh the citys still growing its just not growing as fast as it did in the past 10 years one official said For exam ple the population has in creased only 3820 over last summers official estimate crossings last month totaled 1889S4 persons com pared with 205383 in January 1957 In December 1957 218 175 persons crossed into Cali fornia compared with 263587 in December 1956 state records show The business decline and the migration decline go hand in hand one bank official said People are afraid to pack up for California right now John E Roberts city plan ning director also attributed the leveling off in the city pop ulation to temporary economic difficulties He said he be lieves a normal growth rate will resumewith a business up turn People just arenH flocking out to California the way they used to1 one businessman acturcr of bathroom fixtures Joseph L Rauh attorney for he UAW demanded that the com mittee check Miesfelds testimony about threats against previous statements he had made Rauh said it should be seriously con sidered for perjury charges Robert F Kennedy the commit ec counsel then read testimony Miesfeld had given before the Wisconsin Employment Relations Board saying he did not join the union under coercion Even after this testimony was read to him Miesfeld told the son fired committee that if it hadnt been for Serafino Marchiando a UAW Rebuffed last by Benson may hnvc in mind and then would who announced he was neither answer questions quitting nor changing his policies he GOP House sroup decided to L o over his head directly to Eii 04 ArG If senhower i Rep Miller and Rep Weaver both Nebraska Republicans made U3H BOLTON England A char the groups complaints with Eitcred British airliner with 42 per senhower isons aboard smashed against a May Cost 25 Seats Jsiiowcnvered mountain Thursday Miller contends Benson cost the Republican Party 20 to tion A policeman at the scene 25 Midwestern House scats in the aid 34 persolls perished November elections Weaver told newsmen he in tended to tell the President that An injured stewardess the only woman aboard and the copilot through knccdccp snow people in his district want Ben to a television relav station on 1T top of the mountain and gasped Benson is ineffectual because f f f the folks hnvc lost confidence in out the first word of the disaster iuciiire itmi luauti biup iiiu iiai dent ought to take cognizance of wavs las automobile it Weaver said dealers from the Isle of Man in friend of I would he confil Thc twinengine Bristol Wayfar taken quite a beating jdcnce and leadership the operated City Kcnnedy called the two state ments by Miesfeld entirely con tradictory but Micsfeld contend ed he wasnt asked the right questions at the Wisconsin hear Hng OKonski who comes from Wisitno Insh Sca on n oneday junket consins dairv area attacked Manchester only 15 miles from sons announced plan to lo inspcct a plant of lhe 1 17li ty 7Exidc Baltorv Co Bluffs Man Charged With Evading Taxes COUNCIL BLUFFS Itf Frank L Holsapple Council Bluffs has been charged with failing to file state income talc returns for 1955 and 1956 County Attorney Matt Walsh filed dairy price supports April 1 to 75 per cent of parity the minimum allowed by law Manufacturing milk is now supported at 83 per cent I If Benson goes through with this order April 1 there will be LONDON Princess Margaret May Be U S Visitor A visit by 10 million unemployed instead ofiPrjncess Margaret to the United 5 million OKonski said c Climninr A BLOW FOR LOVE LANSING Mich States this summer is under top level consideration in London The 27yearold princess has wanted to sec America a a two count informationjlawmakers struck a blow for love country sho reads about avidly said It used to be that jobs Wednesday The informationjand romance Wednesday By ajand admires She is due in Can were easy to in charged Holsapple atruck vote the House killed a billada July 12 for a 2Jclay official the aviation industry Bui now tactory employe with inlent to to raise the cost of a mnrriageivisit U would be easy for her In the companies choosy are more defeat or evade the assessment required by law license in Michigan from tojtakc a side trip south of the bor dor ;