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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 7, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North levas Doily Newspaper Edited let to MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE MlWSfAPIt TM All NORTH IOWANS HOME EDITION VOL LXI PTCM Md Vailed Full CofT MASOM CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 7 USS Tktl ft DEATH death car from which Arnold Olson 40 Latimer was thrown lies upside down where it came to rest in a ditch alongside Highway 65 Olson died en route by ambulance to the hospital MASON CITY AN second car in the col lision came to rest against an electric pole after it was struck broadside as it crossed the Highway 65 Bill M Photos by John McQuatten Lyons Mason City auto salesman was found unconscious in the car Arnold Olson Latimer Perishes in Rockwell Crash Mason Cityan Hurt Cerro Gordo Countys Initial Fatality of Year Puts State Toll at 11 Mrs Olson Good Legislators Start Trek to Capital Ready for Duty Monday Morning DES MOINES ffl Des Moines became the temporary address Friday for the first of those to arrive from around the state to serve in the 1955 Iowa Legislature It begins Monday Counting the lawmakers and em ployes of the House and Senate and excluding those who live in Des Moines permanently the 56th General Assembly will add more than 200 persons to the Capital Citys population Housing isnt the problem it used to be Thats partly because more members each session bring their wives or families with them and take over furnished homes of those who spend the winter vacationing 100 Days But most of the legislators live in hotels and others take apartments for the duration of the session which usually lasts 100 days Some make a regular practice of going home over weekends Officials of the House and Sen ate said their biggest headaches have been in obtaining secretaries for the 158 lawmakers They ex pressed the opinion that the pay is the hindering factor The secretaries get a week paid by the state The amount has been the same for several sessions Meanwhile sal aries paid in private industry and for permanent help in state offices has surpassed that figure Another factor is that a couple of sessions back the Legislature decided to pay that scale to only those who could take shorthand as well as type Many of the law makers had been having their wives or daughters serve as their secretaries and some could not take shorthand or type either The lawmakers themselves get each for the regular session except the presiding officers The speaker of the House and the lieu tenant governor get each for the regular session Some Complaints There usually are complaints from the lawmakers after the ses sion gets well under way that their pay is not enough They relate that living expenses are such that they will end up paying out more than they receive One of the helps is that they get five cents a mile for one round trip i AP Wirephoto AMPUTEE MARRIES Clover Kerr who conquered death des pite loss of both legs and her right arm in a traffic accident 18 years ago will marry Merle Ma loney Roseburg lumber man The two have known each other for two years Sheffield Voters Okay Natural Gas Iowa Public Service Co was granted a fran chise to operate a natural gas sys em in Sheffield at a special elec tion here There were 351 votes in avor of the proposition and 7 op iosed out of a total of 362 ballots Arnold Olson 40 Latimer Friday died in an ambulance on the way to a Mason City hospital following a twocar collision on Highway 65 near Rockwell Olson was Cerro Gordo Countys first traffic fatality of the year He was the llth victim in the state this year Bill M Lyons 32 215 6th N driver of the second car was in serious condition with head injuries at Park Hospital Mrs Olson was reported in good condition at Mercy Hospital with bruises and leg lacerations Dr J E Christopherson county coroner said Olson died of chest injuries He was found face down near his overturned car and was bleeding profusely from head wounds Highway patrolmen who checked the accident said that Olson was driving north on Highway 65 when his car struck Lyons car broadside as it crossed the highway from the west to the gravel road e trance to Rockwell Lyons car skidded sideways across the highway and into an electric pole officers said The auto salesmanwas found uncon scious in the car The car which Olson was driving also skidded sideways following the impact and then rolled over throw ing Olson clear and came to rest upside down 65 feet north of the intersection The accident occurred at about 11 Mrs Olson was taken to Mercy Hospital by private car and Lyons was brought in by Snells ambu lance 3 More Added to Road Toll Years Total Jumps to 10 Overnight By Tht AstocUted Press Three more traffic fatalities within towas the last highway 24 hours raised death toll to 10 HONORABLE GOOF SHIMANE Japan Ufi Shinobu 29 proposed triple suicide as the solution to his bigamy prob lem With his two wives aged 19 and 39 he set off a stack of dyna mite Kato died the women lived SAME DATE1W411 BUck dentil f S4 Friday That compared with 11 on be same date a year ago The latest victims were Jackson S Hospors 41 Orange Sty Mrt Margaret Robinson 26 Rockwell City Mrs Joo DeWitt 51 of near Doon The deaths of Hospers and Mrs Robinson occurred early Friday Vfrs DeWitt was fatally injured Thursday The State ported that Highway Hospers Patrol re was killed when his car went off the road 3Vi miles south of Sioux Center Mrs Robinson died in a twocar crash 12 miles westof Fort Dodge on Highway 20 Her car was in volved in a collision with a semi trailer truck driven by Charles McDonald 38 Lyndon 111 Mc Donald escaped injury Mrs Rob inson was driving alone Mrs DeWitt was a passenger in a car driven by her husband who was hospitalized at Sioux City fol lowing a twocar accident about six miles of Rock Val ley in Lyon County The driver of the second car Mrs T V Rogers of Doon was taken to a Canton S hospital SOREHEAD MANILA Gococo cancelled his wedding plans Friday when after taking his fiancee for a taxi ride he found his wallet was missing I Cedar Rapids Public Servants in Pay Hike CEDAR RAPIDS W The City Council has approved ordinances giving policemen and firemen monthly pay increases Firemen and police patrolmen will receive S350 a month after two years of service Countryman to Crack Down on Liquor Sale Option on North Iowa Fair Site Chicago Man Negotiating Sale of the old North Iowa Fair grounds by the Cerro Gordo County ward of supervisors came a step nearer Friday Bernard Lutren a Chicago real estate developer has an option on the 33acre tract it was revealed by John G Brown chairman of the board of supervisors The option runs to March 31 and includes a price of Lutren emphasized however that the price must be subject to urther negotiation since he is still dealing with undisclosed prin cipals The principals he said are interested in developing a retail shopping center Many The announcement Friday fol owed many weeks of negotiation Between Lutren the board of su pervisors and the executive com mittee of the North Iowa Fair Assn The board is interested not only in the North Iowa Fair it was pointed out but also in turning the property over to private interests so that it can bring in tax revenue for the county Taxes from the tract should be substantial the board chairman pointed out Not only does the pur chafce price Indicate it but the area also will lend itself to considerable building development It front age on both Federal Avenue ant 19th S W Highway as well as trackage on the west side Roproiofrts Old Firm Lutren whose office is at 120 S LaSalle in the center of Chica gos financial district represents i irm with a long record of dealings with several of the nations large corporations it was stated His fi nancial responsibility has been thoroughly checked We are hopeful that the option will be said chairman 3rown We believe that it would be a tremendous boost to Mason Citys business and a good thing for the Two Members of the Board DEFEND KUEHL DES MOINES mombort of tht State Permit Board Friday tho boards only invottigator againit criticism voiced by Arty Gtn Dayton Countryman Tho othor mtmbtr Auditor C B Akort declined to comment There it no doubt about tald Secretary of State Melvin D Synhorit overall problem of enforcement of the liquor Uwi cannot bo accomplished by a oneman bliti There it no question about there has boon better enforcement of the beer laws since Ray Kuehls employment by the board 4Vi years ago than at any time in the history of State Tax Commissioner Martin Lauterbach chairman of the beer board said I support Kuehl as long as he operates as the board Instructs Kuehl has been doing a good job until this came Find Daughter of Iowa Gl AUGSBURG Germany UftA 15 yearold American girl missing rom her home here since last Sun day has been found in Mainz 250 miles away her stepfather Robert Wyant of Sioux City Iowa aid Friday night He said Army Civilian In Division agents traced he girl Marjorie Ann Eyeler to a hotel in Mainz The CID just telephoned us that our daughter has been found It sure was good news Were going o go after her right Wyant aid The girl was last seen Sunday hen she left her home to go to a ervice club here When she didnt return home her parents notified Army military police and a search was launched Wyant said the girl who he said had been emotionally upset re was taken to a hospital at Wiesbaden near Mainz Women Not Only Live Longer But Theyre Healthier Too CHICAGO not only havea sixyear longer life span than men but apparently live more bale and hardy lives A nationwide survey released Fri day showed men patients outnum bered women patients by late in 1953 men to women This was despite the fact that an average of onesixth of all persons admitted to hospitals are pregnant women The women outclassed the men healthwise in every age bracket Even in the childbearing ages of 15 to 44 years there was an excess of males in the reg istered hospitals covered in the survey Results of the survey made by the Bureau of Medical Economic Research of the American Medical came as a big surprise Voluntary health insurance plans show more females than males utilize this service AP WUephoto DR SAMS MOTHER This is the Ust photo of Mrs Edythe Sheppard 63 who committed suicide Friday The photo which shows Mrs Sheppard with her husband Dr Richard Sheppard was taken at an inquest last summer Suicide Police Say Dr Sheppards Mother Found Shot to Death CLEVELAND Edythe Sheppard 62 mother of Dr Sam uel H Sheppard who was convicted last month in his wifes murder was found shot to death Friday Detective George J Gendra of Sub urban Rock River said it was suicide Her body was found at the home of another son Dr Stephen Sheppard Police of Suburban Rocky River were called to the home of Mrs Betty Sheppard wife of Dr Steve She told them she found hemrather inlaw lying in bed with a at her side She was shot in the right side of the face The weapon was a 38 caliber re volver police said Police said a note fourfd nearby read This is too much I cant take it any In ill health for several years Mrs Sheppard was the only mem ser of the family unable to visit Dr Sam at county jail where he has jeen since July days after his wife Marilyn 31 was found bludgeoned to death in the bedroom of her Bay Village home Dr Samuel Sheppard 31 is un der a life sentence to Ohio Peni entiary following his conviction Dec 21 on a charge of second de gree murder His lawyers are ap jealing for a new trial and a mo ion for a new trial on the asis of newly discovered evi dence is scheduled for Common Pleas Court Saturday In addition to her sons Samuel and Stephen Mrs Sheppard is the mother of a third son Dr Richard Sheppard oldest of the trio All hree are osteopaths along with their father Dr Richard A Shep ard They practice together at Jay View Hospital which the father iclpcd to found The elder Sheppards home is next to the hospital Mrs Sheppard had suffered from heart ailment At one time dur ing the late stage of her sons 10 week trial both she and her hus and were patients in the hospital lie husband at that time was suf ering from a respiratory ailment B47 Sets Distance Endurance Records BUFFALO N Y Ufi An Air orce B47 bomber has broken the distance and endurance records or jet aircraft by staying aloft 47 lours and 35 minutes and covering milci Alvord Farmer Out on Bail Named for Tax Evasion DES MOINES Wl Henry Ran schau 41 Alvord farmer and trucker named in a district attorneys information for income tax evasion was free on bond Friday Roy L Stephenson district attorney filed the information which accuses Ranschau of report ing a net income of in 1948 when he allegedly had a taxa ble income of Stephenson said Commis sioner Charles Woolery in Sergeant Bluff set a hearing for 10 Monday on Ranschaus removal to the southern district of Iowa About The Weather Mason City Continued cold Iowa Mostly fair Minnesota Fair and cold FivoDay Iowa Temperatures Saturday through Wednesday will average near normal Normal highs 26 north to 33 south Normal lows 8 north to 15 south Colder about Mon day Chance of showers south Sunday with precipitation av eraging less than onetenth inch Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum 29 Minimum 12 At 8 13 YEAR AGO Maximum 26 Minimum 17 Dismissal of Kuehl Is Sought Beer Board Prober Hit Frtn Our Win DES MOINESAtty Gen Day ton Countryman Friday announced a crackdown on liquor law viola tors and said he will recommend a state Beer Board investigator fired for not reporting viola tions He said persons who renew their 50ayear federal liquor itaoips July 1 can be expected to bt raided at least once a month After noting there are fed ral liquor stamps in effect n Iowa which permits liquor sales under fed eral law Coun ryman said he found to my sur p r i s e and amaze ment Jiat the beer xiard investiga tor has not been reporting violaCOUNTRYMAN tions He said Ray 0 Kuehl who has been a beer board investigator for 4Vi years has reported only one violation That was at Remsen and a conviction resulted Explanation Countryman said he will ask the board to fire Kuehl unless he can give some adequate Kuehl was quoted earlier thla week as telling the board that il legal liquor sales are prevalent in Iowa especially along the east ern and western borders While Countryman was outlining his action at a news conference his predecessor Leo A Hoegh stood by part of the time Hoegh commented I have full confidence in Day ton Countryman and that the job will be The letter to the county attor neys and sheriffs said that about taverns in the 78 counties now have federal liquor permits The attorney general asked the enforcement officials to check the taverns immediately to see wheth er there are any violations going on He said he would advise the officials of any further issuance of federal permits It is the letter said that the establishments of all new license purchasers including re newals be raided monthly This office will cooperate ins helping to make the Stale Bureau of Criminal Investigation available to you if In this connection Countryman commented to newsmen If there are renewals beginning July 1 1955 the places will be raided at least once a month Well wear them out We will have to use state agents if the local officials dont follow through Asked Action If need be I will ask the Leg islative Interim Committee or the Legislature to provide special prosecutors in the counties where they are needed But Im sure the job will be done There is no excuse for liquor flowing in Iowa This state should be cracker dry I predict that by next July not perhaps a couple hundred federal liquor permits will be is sued We could keep those under check Countryman said some tavern operators apparently purchase the federal permits to avoid federal prosecution These permits cost a year In the cases of those taverns which do not buy federal permits the federal and state governments can prosecute them on the same evidence if they sell he said Countryman said there were no federal liquor stamps sold for the current fiscal year in Adams But er Calhoun Clarke Davis De catur Franklin Greene Grundy Guthric Howard Kcokuk Madi son Monroe Ringgold Van Buren Warren WinadMia Worth and Wayne ;