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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 2, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited or ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NKWSFAPlft THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL Associated Prest United Preii Full Wires Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 2 Tltlt o Two NO n Castro s Rebel Forces Enter Havana To Check Revolt in House Strategy Talk by Liberals FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON A series of huddles centering around House Speaker Sam Rayburn DTex was expected Friday to stamp out a budding revolt against the pow er of the House Rules Committee The revolt is led by a sizable group of selfstyled liberals Thc Rules Committee now is domi natedby a coalition of Republi cans and Southern Democrats The liberals seek to limit the committees power lo bottle up legislation They would do this either by a change in House rules or by the addition of a liberal Democratto the committee now composed of eight Democrats and four Republicans RAYBURN returned late Thurs day from his Texas ranch where he has been vacationing since Congress adjourned last summer He wouldnt comment on the rules proposals but there were dear signs he would oppose them He apparently was quietly sizing up the situation and lining up his forces for a showdown at the Democratic caucus next Tuesday morning Leaders of the liberalgroup re ported privately that Rayburn al ready has much of the support they had counted on Telephone calls even before Ray burn left Texas they said con vinced them that the speaker was dead set against changing the rules DIVISION WINNER MacDon AP aid Ames Miss Iowa of 1958 waves from football team took first place in the the float entered by the Iowa De states and territories division Iowa de velopment Commission in the Rose Bowl feated California 3812 in the football parade at Pasadena Calif The float game that concluded the annual Tourna which saluted Iowas farm factories and ment of Roses REPUBLICAN Leader Joseph W Martin Jr Mass has told newsmen he has an agreement which would leave the Rules Committee lineup un changed There are two Republi can vacancies and they are slat ed to Reps Edgar Cheno weth RColo and Carroll Reece RTenn ii they want them If the liberals lose in Tuesdays Democratic caucus they prob ably will try again Wednesday when the House convenes formal ly and adopts rules for the new session World War I Vet Pensions Sought WASHINGTON7 UPI The new Congress will be asked to enact legislation to pension all needy World War I veterans at age 70 Fred J Hollcnbeck na tional commander of the Vet erans of World War 1 Friday an nounced his group would press the new legislation rather than push a bill it backed in the expiring 85th Congress That bill would have pensioned all World Winds Fan Cold Wave Over Iowa War I veterans regardless need at age 60 of The forerunners of cold wave conditions which are expectedto grip the entire stale over the weekend were present in Iowa Friday There were strong northerly winds snow at some sharply dropping temperatures and morning readings as low as six degrees above zero in Sioux City The storm was traveling southeastward BLOWING SNOW in the Mason City area made driving conditions hazardous The snowfall how ever was not expected lop be siz able Incidentally the lemperalure drop at Mason City amounted to 16 degrees from midnight to the 8 reading of 10 above Tem peratures continued to fall during the day The snow measured up to six inches over quarter of the stale and Ihere were les ser amounls elsewhere Winds were blowing up to 40 miles an hour in most scclions of he slale SATURDAY morning temperai Charged With Manslaughter Melvin Rout Takes Own Life DOWS Melvin David Roul 10 Friday morning was found dead at his rural Dows farm home Death was caused by a self inflicted shotgun wound Rout Thursday was charged with manslaughter in the death of Mrs Vera Merkel Mason City He had waived preliminary in Justice Frederick B Shaffers Court and was Mason City Cold wave Friday night with temperatures falling to 10 to 15 below Parlly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Highs Saturday 5 to 8 above Iowa Cold wave Friday night with temperatures falling to 15 below northwest and zero southeast Partly cloudy cen tral and west mostly cloudy few snow flurries east Friday night Saturday partly cloudy and colder southeast Highs Saturday zero northwest to 12 southeast Fiveday Temperatures will average 15 o 20 degrees belownormal Saturday through next Wednesday with only Rockwell Driver Victim Car Plunges Off Highway Clifford Gaspers Rockwell became he second traffic viclin of he new year in Ccrro Gordo bountylate Thursday morning He died minutes after a onccai crash on Highway 65 a short dis lance north of the north road to Hock we II The accident occurred about and Dr W W Tay or Sheffield pronounced Cas ers dead at Dr Taylor vas driving on Highway 5 at the imc and stopped at the scene list after the accident CASPERS alone in t h t southbound car when it crossed he slippery pavement ami went the cast side of the road Skid ling it slammed sideways inlo he north grade of a field drive vay The auto bounced or lum ped at least its own height over he drive and rolled to a slop in he wide diich south of it Caspcrs was thrown from the uto and suffered severe head njuries The wrecked car was in its wheels and Gaspers was on he ground about 10 feel from it fe died al thai spotand was not noved until investigation at the ccne was completed Snells Ambulance Service was ailed but the Mason City ainbu ance crew stood by until cor ners permission o move the ifldy was given Dr Ralph E milcj taken to the scene by a cpuly sheriff acted for Dr J jhristoplicrson coroner who wasi ot available LT M L DEAN of high vay patrol said it was possible She died at Thursday thc Caspcrs car went into a ski bound over lo District Court He was free after posting bond MRS MERKEL 707 10th was Routs fiancee MANUEL URRUTIA President FIDEL CASTRO Leader from injuries received when Routs car left a county road south of Mason City and plunged into a cornfield Rout was driving and later told authorities he hat been drinking Routs brotherinlaw found the body at about 8 Friday Wright County Coroner Robert Eaton called thc death a suicide and placed the time of the death before midnight Thursday WRIGHT COUNTY Deputy Sheriff Ben Speedling said Rout shot himself in the spleen Rout left a note for his father It said in part Im sorry I think things will be better this Speedling said the note did not make any direct reference to the accident which killed his fiancee on a highway bridge about 25 feet north of he field driveway Thc pavement was too icy fo to show A L Benschoter Algona wa in a car just ahead of Casper and saw thc oulofcontro car cross ing the road through his r e a i view mirror The body was taken fo thc Warlnaby Funeral Home Shef field where funeral services wil be held Monday at 2 The Rev O W Inncn of St Peters Lutheran Church Rockwell wil officiate Burial will be in Pleas ant View Cemetery at Sheffield Surviving arc his mother Mrs John Gaspers Rockwell two sons living with his former wife and two brothers minor daily changes Normal highs 27 north lo 35 south Noror to the charge against him mai lows 9 north to 16 Funeral services for Roul are tures will be from zero in thej Little or no precipitation is exjpending at thc Erickson Funeral southeast lo 15 below in Ihe norlhl peeled west The colder weather is due to continue at least through Sunday and temperatures are expected lo average 35 to 20 degrees below normalfor the coming Minnesota Cold wave flurries High Saturday 5 above GlobeGazelle wealher data up to 8 Friday Funeral Monday for Dr J E Colby 90 Lake Mills Pioneer LAKE J E Colby 90 who had practiced dentistry in the Lake Mills area more than 60 years died Thursday at his home after an illness of about a year In the early days Dr Colby used to make horseandbuggy house calls out in the country sometimes staying out several days at a time Funeral services will be Mon day afternoon at at the An dersonFuneral Home here and at 2 oclock at the Salem Lu theran Church Dr Colby was born at rose March 24 1869 and camo to Lake Mills about in 1895 He was one of 12 children only one of whom survives Mrs Ella Anderson 94 of Lake Mills The veteran dentist is survived by his wife Mrs Colby and five children John W Colby and Eli F Colby Hanlontown Gen Jo seph M Colby of the Army Red Maximum Minimum At 8 Precipitation YEAR Maximum Minimum in 26 10 10 snow 21 5 Fails to Blow Up Plane Bridegroom Leaps to His Death TOKYO passengers andcrew of an airliner narrow ly escaped death Friday when a bridegroom attempted to blow the plane apart The attempt and the bridegroom leaped the sea a suicide A spokesman for the AllJapan Airways said a confectionery wholesaler Akira Emoto tried to blow up himself and the plane with 25 sticks of Hc said Emolo failed and opened jthc planes door and jumped to his death in the sea The spokesman said the dyna mite and a burnedout fuse were found in the lavatory and two more sticks in Emolos baggage Home here HEAD DRIVE NEW YORK Dwight D Eisenhower and Dr Paul Dudley White heart specialist are honorary cochairmen of the 1959 National Heart Fund cam paign SAME SAFE EXILE Not Prepared for Guerrillas Batista CU1DAD THUJILLO Dominican Republic UP Ouslcd Cu Fulgencio Batisla blames his defeat on Ihc fact his irmy troops were not I rained for guerrilla warfare Batista flew here with high government leaders and members jf his family Thursday into the luxurious Ambassador lotcl Asked how such a small group of rebels could have successfully ought he Cuban army Balista explained lo newsmen Their Ihc rebels first opponents were soldiers of the rural guard who were not prepared for When the rebels expanded their operations and met the army open buttle they were well armed and their weapons were superior lo flatisla said to have continued the civil war would have meant great sacrifices and enormous losses of lives and I chose to put iin end to this situation resign ing ho ASKED ABOUT future of Cuba Batista said 1 am no prophet bdl the situation is very He said finally now that be had left thc country ho peace and harmony wili in Cuba among the Cu U S Watches for Safety of Citizens WASHINGTON U S overmncnl kept watch Friday on he safety of its citizens in Cuba and waited cautiously Tor the for mation of a new Hi ere Both the While House and the Slate Department discounted the possibility of major danger to U S citizens despite some rioting and uncertainty which followed collapse of thc regime of President Fulgencio Batista THEY DECLINED anyjmmedi ate comment on possible steps toward recognition of a new gov ernment now in process of for mation under the direction of rebel leader Fidel Castro President Eisenhower vacation ng at his Gettysburg farm was kept advised of the situalion jy telephone press secretary lames C Hagerty reported The Cuban Embassy in Wash nglon meantime was taken over in friendly fashion by Castro Batista said he was satisfied that 1 conducted a good govern ment for Cuba and said it reached a peak of prosperity and well being during his administra lion BATISTA it second former Latin American chief of state now in exile in the Dominican Re public Kormcr President Juan D Peron of Argentina also is liv ing in Ciudad Trujillo Batista arrived here with 10 persons including Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Gonzalo Gu ell and President elect Andres Rivcro Aguera who was lo have taken office Feb 8 Others were Gcistun Godoy president of Ihc hambcr of Deputies LI Gen liodngucs and Rear Adm mmbcr Prepare to Take Control Urrutia to Be President HAVANA Advance spear heads of Kidcl Castros revolu tionary forces entered Havana Friday Truckloads of bearded guer rilla fighters rolled into thc city over the main central highway from Ihc eastern provinces of arid Las Villas and sped along Ihc Malcncon Sea Boulevard toward the former mil itary headquarters of deposed President Batista at Camp Colum bia Castro himself and ManuelUr nilia who has been designat ed Cubas provisional president vcre expected in Havana later Friday Castro ordered a mass nbJic demonstralion in Havanas Jcnlral ark at 4 While Castros success in his J5monthold rebellion was close o complete he still must bring Urrutia to Die presidential palace ind install him as successor to iictator Fylgencio Batisla who led lo the Dominican Republic Thursday THE COUNTRY will remain in stale of paralysis from a gen ral strike ordered byCastro un il Urrutia takes overin Havana Castro spoke lo a huge crowd n Santiago the capital of eastern most Oricnte province after a parade of orajors had hailed his leadership and his selection of Castros supporters controlled 11 communications and every broadcast referred to Ur utia as provisional president of Kormcr President Carlos Prio Sotarras an exile in Miami since Batista ousted him by military coup in 1952 arrived meanwhile in Havana Prio has supported Castros revolt from exile He and all other revolutionary organ isations recently agreed to accept Urrutia as provisional president THERE WAS little doubt that Ibis island republic would accept Urrutia a former judge who long las been Castros choice lo suc ceed iBntista unlil free elections can be held Before departing Balisla willed wlialcver authority he had 0 a threeman military junta leaded by Gen Eulogio Canlillo i 17yearold career military man Cnntillo immediately followed the constitution by ordering the CUBAN Ambassador Nicolas Arroyo formally resigned and lesignalcd as charge daffaires he economic coimseJ ir Dr Emilio Pando Ernest Belancourl registered epresentalive of Castro forces in Vashington asked that Pando be Mil in charge until an ambassa or can be Rodriguez Caldcroii BIG HAUL PASADENA Calif The sun smiled on Pasadenas Rose Pa radc Thursday and on the busy band of pickpockets working the big crowd Thirtyfive wallet containing a total of were lifted by lightfingered operators police said it was the biggest haul in years i The plane was flying at about stono Arsenal in Alabama Hujdrcn anc 12 great grandchildren feel when Emolo jumped bert E Colby Belmond and Gcn Colby and Mrs Colby He and his bride Cliieko 19 Mrs Russell E Kolkcr Waterwere on their way by airplane were traveling lo visit their rcla loo Also surviving are 17 grandchil Friday from Alabama to Mason City lives Mrs Emolo was unable lo give any coherent account Court to take over as provisional president He is Carlos Piedra 63 Rebel spokesmen promptly de clared Piedra unacceptable and said thc general strike would con tinue until Urrutia was installed in the presidential palace BECAUSE OF Castros stand the Supreme Court refused to swear in Piedra Piedra and Can COUNTY ROADS CLAIM 2ND HOLIDAY VICTIM body of Clifford Gaspers 49 Rockwell lies tin der a blanket alongside his smashed car just off GlnheGazcltc photo by Gibhs way 5 near Rockwell The car swerved across the road and flipped over in a ditch v tillo who was to have been his chief of armed forces gave up heir effort That left the govern nent open to any orders from Castro The capital quieted down Thurs night after an orgy of cele bration looting and retaliation against supporters of Batista Three policemen and 10 looters were reported killed There was no indication that any of the Americans in Havana had been harmed The Stale Department said in Wash ington it had no plans for evacua ting U S citizens With the Ha vana International Airport closed and cruise ships avoiding the city however the U S Embassy announced a ship was on the way fronj Key West to take home stranded tourists The lobbies of plush holclsrwere jammed with throngs of milling American tourists and students anxious to leave Cuba The embassy emphasized it was standing by a previous statement that it was not advising Ameri cans o leave but did post notices n hotels advising all citizens o stay off the streets 4 The Americans perma nently resident in Havana for business purposes were advised o exercise caution ;