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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 7, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I N E WS P APE R THAT MAKES ALL NORTHJOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MAKE EVERY DAY SAFE DRIVING DAY VOL LXII Associated Preii and United Presi Full Wires Seven a Copy MASON CITY JANUARY 7 1954 Tfils Paper Consists ol Two Ona No 7t Plenty of Changes for 57 Legislative Lineup Shifts By DWIGHT McCORMACK DBS MOINES early out look on the 1957 Iowa Legislature is that there will be an unusually large number of changes and pos sible changes in membership Six Senate and House leaders of recent years are voluntarily retir ing Five prominent House mem bers are bidding for seats in the Senate And the deadline for deci sions on candidacies still is nearly three months away Absent from the House in the next regular session will be Reps G T Gus Kuester Wendell Pendleton RStorm and Jake Van Zwol Each has said he will not a candidate for reelection Kuester a former speaker is re tiring after 11 consecutive sessions Pendleton is a candidate for lieu tenant governor He was speaker protern last session Van thored the criminal sexual psycho path law All Retiring Missing from the Senate will be Sens De Vere Watson RCouncil Herman Knudson RClear and G E Whitehead R Watson has served in the last eight sessions and was presi dent protern last time Knudson has been a member of 10 sessions Whitehead was author of the act which requires that gasoline sold in Iowa meet federal specifica tions The three have said they are retiring from the Legislature Those House members who have announced their candidacies for the Senate are Reps Howard Buck RState Russell Patrick Jack Miller R Sioux Jim Henry Frank v Thompson RGuthrie f Buck would succeed the late Sen W Eldpn Walter Pat rick will oppose Sen J T Dyk house RRock Rapids for reelec tion Miller is a candidate to re place Sen C S Van Eaton R Sioux who hasnt announced his plans Henry will try for the Senate seat now held by Senator Watson Thompson is a candidate for the position which Senator Whitehead is vacating Other Members There have been reports that still other House members will make the race for the i Senate These include Rep William Har bor who would op pose Sen Henry Washbunv R and Rep James BrUes who would succeed Sen Thomas Larson In 1954 seven House members were elected to the Senate That was an unusually large number of promptions by the voters up to that time One of those who moved up was Arch McFarlane RWater who began his legislative ca reer 40 years ago Among those House leaders who have announced their candidacies for reelection is Rep A C Han EVIDENCE DEVELOPED Plan New Probe of Red Inroads son speaker in 1955 session the In the Senate only 29 of the 50 seats are to be filled this year The other 21 are holdovers Sena tors are elected for fouryear terms the members for twoyear terms Two deaths and two resignations have occurred since the adjourn ment of the 1955 Legislature Be sides Senator Walter the other death was that of Rep A S Bloedel The resignations were by Sen Leon Miller who be came a member of the State Tax Commission and Rep William Dillon RColumbus who wanted to devote his full time to business affairs Barn Burns on Dougherty Farm ROCKWELL A barn on the farm of Mr and Mrs Augus Ermer Dougherty was completely destroyed by fire about midnigh Friday About 100 fall pigs were burned to death and a haymow filled with hay and a nearby stack of baled tiay were destroyed The Rockwell and Dougherty fire departments fought the blaze bu the fire was out of control A pump house and cattle shed were saved No estimate of the damage was the loss was partly covered by insurance The fire i was discovered by Mr Mrs Lawrence Ballhagcn Rockwell who were reluming to their home Fire Wrecks 5 Buildings at Clarksviile TROOPS PATROL bineros patrol Santiago Chiles Avenida Bernardo OHig gins Saturday as they reinforced local police as a measure to prevent further disorder The government palace is at left The troops were called in after nationwide strike threats brought out thousands of demonstrators CLARKSVTLLE Five frame buildings in this Butler bounty town were destroyed by ire early Saturday The buildings were old structures and some had brick veneer fronts The buildings burned to the ground and among them was the 80year ild Clarksviile hotel being oper ated as a cafe and hotel by Mr nd Mrs Bob Skinner Ten persons including Mr and Mrs Skinner and Skinners father nd three other persons living in he hotel were forced to flee the flames No injuries were reported Fire Chief Norm Satory esti mated the total loss at to and said there was only lartial insurance coverage Satory said indications were the ire was caused by an overheated stove or stovepipe in the Schaef fler barber shop A north wind and bitter tempera ures handicapped f i r e m e n of llarksville Allison and Shell Rock in their fight against the flames The alarm was turned in about a m by Night Watchman Harry Scoville and by Dale Mil er who roomed above one of the uildings Destroyed in addition to the bar jer shop were Perrys Jewelry Ikinners Cafe Squires tavern and Perkins radio and television shop Others who fled the flames were VIr and Mrs Wallace Perkins anc their infant child and er lived alone above the barber shop where the fire broke out The Perkinses lived above their shop Chief Satory said firemen were able to move most of the mer chandise and equipment out of the Duildings which burned PICKED GOOP SPOT MIAMI BEACH Fla UP Mrs Gertrude Casson police Friday that some thrifty person stole from her purse during a birthday party pf a fed eral savings and loan association IS HE SANE OR NOT Karstons Second i Trial Set Monday BLOOMFIELD WVWilliam G murderer faces a new trial for life second time in his 30 years Once condemned to hang for killing a Davis County farmer during a holdup he was granted another trial by thelowa Supreme Court iast year Karston who has a long record of robberies and his halfbrother Aimer Anderson 23 a decorated Korean War veteran were sentenced for killing Wendell Jones on 25 1954 The 56yearold farmer was shot down in his farm home near Pulas ki The holdup netted about at a time when Karston had a pay checkof about in his pocket Karston was condemned to death by District Judge H C Taylor on Aug 5 1954 Anderson of South St Paul was given a life term Both had guilty pleas en tered on their behalf by their court appointed attorney Russell Swartz of Ottumwa Remarks Cited In setting aside Karstons death sentence the Supreme Court ruled Swartz made remarks prejudicial to Karston in defending Anderson During their trial both young men were described by their moth er Mrs Joseph Sobaskie South St Paul as h a v i n g been kicked around aIot during their lives She said their child hood had been one of poverty resulting from her two unhap rAII About The Weather Mason City Fair and not so cold Saturday night lows 712 Mostly fair and warmer with increasing southerly winds Sunday highs 3035 Iowa Fair and not so cold Satur day night Partly cloudy with rising temperatures and increas ing southerly winds Sunday Low Saturday night 818 Minnesota Fair and warmer Globe Gazette Weather Data up to 8 Maximum U Minimum 2 At 8 6 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 29 WARMER Minimum 12 SEATO Talks Are Planned WASHINGTON UP Military eaders of the United States and other Southeast Asia Treaty Or ganization countries will meet in Australia this month to shape new defense plans for the AsianPacific area It was learned Saturday the eightnation military meeting will je held at Melbourne Jan 1621 as a prelude to the SEATO foreign ministers meeting in Karachi Pak stan in March Adm Felix Stump Commander nChief of the Pacific Fleet wil top representative Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and the foreign ministers of Pakistan Thailand the Philip ines Australia New Zealand 3ritain and France will attendthe Karachi conference March 68 The military meeting in Austral ia will complete recommendations tb be presented in March to Dulles and other foreign ministers to the Manila Pact council KARSTON py marriages Swartz had Ieaded that Karston knew he las been bad but I believe he is not a at He said iCarsizm had confessed1 to more han 30 burglaries and stickups jut had not harmed anyone Recordsof the first trial show Karston of Quincy and Hamilton and Anderson were fleeing Tom officers after two gas station loldups at Ottumwa when they en tered the Jones farm home Karston had testified Jones grabbed his gun and the fatal shot was fired unintentionally Swartz noted that during the robbery Mrs Jones slapped Anderson Dominating Influence In passing sentence Judge Tay lor stated Karston was the dorni nating influence in the crime spree and Anderson was the follower in the evil of that weekend With more than a year to re fleet onthat weekend Karston sa solemnly in a Davis County jai cell Saturday as efforts to declare him insane at the time of th shooting were argued in Distric Court Two psychiatrists have given conflicting reports on Karstons sanity after examinations Driver Killed in CarTrain Crash WATERLOO UP Henry DIoughy 55 Waterloo was killed Friday night in a cartrain colli sion at the Great Western tracks downtown It was the third traffic fatalitj of the year here compared wit four in all pf 1955 r Police said DIoughy was driving about 10 miles per hour when the train traveling about 15 miles pe hour hit his car The car wa carried about 97 feet down the track and DIoughy was thrown ou of his car and pinned under th wreckage SAME DAT Army Takes Charge of Chile Capital SANTIAGO Chile UP The Ike Plans to Meet Newsmen No Questions to Be Barred KEY WEST Fla Eisenhower will hold an informal news conference here first since his September heart attack James C Hagerty White House secretary told newsmen the con valescing President had volun teered to report to them on the state of his health on how he has enjoyed his Florida stay and about his work plans for the immediate Eisenhower returns to Washington Sunday In response to questions Hagerty aid in effect that no questions vould be barred including the big one of whether he will seek re election But Hagerty added tha le doubted Eisenhower would an swer all types of questions Eisenhower will meet with news army Saturday Santiago under took charge of the terms of a state of siege designed to defea the anti government strike scheduled Monday by the Union Federation President Carlos Ibanez orderet iOme troopsinto the capita Friday to meet what he called subversive action by internation al Communism and other subver sive Back Demands Labor mobs ranwild in the nen at his naval base living quar ers here at about 9 a m He plan to take off for Washington at 1 a m World of Good Even on the informal planned it will be b a s i Eisenhower treets of Santiago backing cut de mands for the defeat of the Ibanez anti inflationary program There vas no report of violence Some 250 union leaders werear rested or sought by authorities At east 25 arrested in the early hours the campaign were banished o Pisagua in the Siberia area f northern Chile They were charged specifically vith violation of the law for the defense of democracy enacted ome nine years ago to prevent Communist infiltration of Chile State of Siege Ibanez proclaimed the state of siege Friday after ordering the adjournment of the special session of congress which had been debat ing the anti inflationary cam paign The presidents program for curbing inflation proposed by an American firm of economic con sultants calls for a freeze of jrices and wages The CUT says he nationawide effort is directed specifically against union demands or pay increases questionandanswer confer ence with newsmen since Aug 4 i Washington Shortly after that h went to Colorado to vacation am was stricken there with a hear attack on Sept 24 He traveled to Florida to help condition himself for resumption 0 a full work load next week His personal physician Maj Gen How ard M Sriyder relayed word to newsmen Friday that the visit her has done Eisenhower a world o And to the newsmen covering hL activities he looked good a bit late when he turned up at the ball par and laughingly shouted robber at the umpire That came during a Softball game the newsmen wen playing against Secret Service agents who guard the President Watched Game Eisenhower basking in a hot sun watched about half of the fivein ning game from the bleachers alon the third base line A short time before he and Sec retary of Agriculture Benson ha about completed work on the spe cial farm message th President will send to Congres Monday KRIB to Sever Connection With Mutual Network Radio Station KRIB is severing ts connections with the Mutual Broadcasting System effective Sunday it was announced Satur day by Ed Lamson ownerman ager of the station KRIB will operate as an hide pendent said Lamson continuing its past policy of com plete coverage in the music news and sports The station has been carrying 4 daytime hours and 1 night time from the network Lamson said Dropping these will permit the station to do more program ming of local interest he said It also will remove the conflict be tween scheduled network shows and North Iowa sports events which the station wishes to broad cast Wircphoto Juliette Wehle Saturday disappeared from her Rochester N only hours before her scheduled wed ding to Jack Owens former Col gate football star Her family said they received a phone call saying Dont Hearings Termed Success Penetration of Press Evident WASHINGTON Eastlani DMiss said Saturday evidence developed is laeing developed for a new round of hearings on alleged Com munist infiltration of the press radio and television He said the inquiry by the Sen ate Internal Security subcommit tee he heads already has shown a significant effort on the part of Communists to penetrate lead ing American The subcommittee concluded three days of hearings late Friday in which 18 witnesses were ques tioned Of these 14 were present or former employes of the New York Times Eastland told reporters he was unable to say how soon the next set of hearings would be held Singled Out In an con tended it had been Price Spread on Pork Not Due to Labor DBS MOINES WThe Between prices paid to farmers for hogs and the retail price pork is cosls director not due to high labor of District 3 United caVsls it said Eastland some of his associates op this sayl investigation was not Packinghouse Workers of Ameraimed at T4mes or any other jca Paper M j In a Sen Bull said here Friday that proJenner tte senior GOP ductivjty of workers in American member packing plants has actually re duced perpound labor costs for he processing of The UPWA official interjected lis comments in the situation at owa Falls where the Hardin County Farm Bureau called off a planned porklift campaign be ause wholesale pork prices quoted jy packers were too high Lee Campbell Iowa sales man ager for Rath Packing Water oo said high labor costs were one factor in the difference be ween liveweight hog prices and retail prices Bull said there isnt a shred of truth to this He added In 1952 the average wage cost er pound of meat was cents 1955 the average wage cost per pound of meat was cents The labor cost of processing meat lad d r o p p e d steadily between those two Bull said hourly wage rates of production workers Tm in 1952 t had gone up in the first six months of 1955 but the number of pounds processed per man rose from to of the subcommittee Eastland said as the hearings ended Friday night that to the extent that our hearings uncover a problem of attempted Commu nist infiltration of the press we feel confident that the American press will prove fully competent to deal with the problem in its own American The final witness Friday was Dr Benjamin Fine education editor of the Times and the holder of many honorary university degrees for his contributions to education Dr Fine testified that in 1935 while a graduate student at Colum bia University he made the tragic mistake of joining the Com munist Party for about a year Inactive Member He said that he always had been an inactive member in the sense that my heart wasnt in it and he concluded his testimony by advising todays students to keep away from anyone who talks the Communist Yubd City to Celebrate Christmas on Feb 25 YUBA CITY Calif W1 Yuba City where at least 32 persons lost their lives when holiday floods broke through a Feather River levee Is going to celebrate Christ as Feb 25 Both Eastland and Jenner praised Dr Fine as a fine citizen and a credit to the Six other witnesses were ques tioned by the subcommittee Friday and all of them also were present or recent employes of the New York Times Two said they had been fired or forced to resign by the Times after they had indicated to the paper that they intended to invoke their Fifth Amendment protection against possible selfin crimination The two were Nathan Aleskov sky until recently assistant hook review editor of the Sunday New York Times and Jack Shafer a copyreader Three other Times news depart ment employes refused to answer some questions but did not invoke the Fifth Amendment They were Alden Whitman and Robert Shelton both copyreaders and Seymour Peck a deskman for the papers Sunday magazine AP Wircphoto TAKES Eisenhower sits forward in an ticipation Friday as he watched his secret servicemen take on members of the press corps in a ball game at Key West Fla Ike watched for three innings and then walked back to his quarters thus missing a rally and a victory by the SS men 16 Carloads of Cattle to Leave Hanlontown HANLONTOWN Sixteen car loads of fat 300 head leave here early Sunday for Chicago markets They will be transported on the Chicago and North Western Railway The shipments are being mads by J G Brunsvold Emil Bruns void Arnold Brunsvold Earl Brunsvold Ralph Brunsvold and Alton Arrangements for the shipment were made by Job a Boylcs Mason City traveling agen cy or the Chicago and Northwest ;