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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 23, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper tor ITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NIWS PAPIR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL 97 Associated and United International Full Wirei 7c MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 23 This nt Two Section Ont ft Living Costs in Decline First Dip Since August WASHINGTON7 costs dipped twotenths of one per cent in first decline since August Lower prices for food automo biles and clothing overbalanced increases in rents other housing items medical care and other consumer costs The Bureau of Labor Statistics price index declined to per cent of the 194749 average the base In reporting this the bureau noted the index stood per cent higherthan December 1957 THE DECEMBER index exactly the same as that of last September and last June Some workers whose pay rates are geared to quarter and semiannual adjustments o the index consequently will re ceive no change in pay The index for November ha climbed twotenths of one pe cent to equal to the recor high of July This meant that i o buy the same item that cost in 1949 Earnings of the average faclori to ali time highs last month at a week for a man with three de pendents and for a singl factory hand The earnings were about above the Novembei level Lower food costs in Decembei were accompanied by lower prices for some new cars wom ens and girls coats suits ana dresses recreation and personal care ORANGES poul try and pork cost less last month according to H Labor Department price chief Riley said food prices probably will rise this month but that the overall living costs are not ex pected to rise very much if at nil Jn another economic develop ment President Eisenhower cre ated a special committee to sur vey government activities affect ing prices and costs The committee will review fed eral programs which have an in FOR BUILDINGS BUSINESS DISTRICT OF SHARON ENGULFED HY FLOOD WATERS PliDlnfnx Ohio Flood Crests Awaited FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES rainchoked rivers munitics waited Fi themselves for the misery to lens of thousands fluence on price trends The WhiteHouse said thestudies are aimed at helping the President make sure federal programs will contribute as much as pos sible to reasonable price stabil FLEE FIRE HARPERS FERRY Uf Mrs Ben Quillin and two of her six boys fled to safety when fire des troyed the family home here Thursday Four of the children were in school aped a 23dayolc Vest Side apartm twas the citys s uction this year the F p in an allnight lanhatlan area w ved lissing from his ment was John T mother had been sent woman she met just two days ago The griefstricken father broad cast a radio and TV appeal for the babys return Authorities described the wom man being sought as 5 feet 2 weighing about 160 pounds having brown hair with blonde streaks and obviously She was known as Gladys Garcia Two other Tavarez children Josephine 5 and Doric 3 also left in the care of the missing woman were found in the apart ment of a neighbor ICES nks of Ohios whole coinid ay bracing terrible flood 2ady brought n and untold least 13 persons have died so far from the floods and maybe more No one can estimate the property damage The destruction has been vast as ihe rivers some small some wide and deep all turbulent spilled over and boiled towns and cities in heir paths As they tumble downstream the rivers are threatening still other communities McConnellsville on the Muskingum River for example and Chillicothe on the Scioto ALONG the touthern rim of the slate the mighty Ohio River is adding another threat The Weather Bureau forecasts a crcsj of 57 or 58 5 to 5 above by Monday Columbus and Cleveland among Ihe major cities were iw York aped nred L woman from a t Thursday nd baby abhad teamed arch of the re the child jmily aparlarez whose nt off on a hunt by a vo davs Legislator Asks LEGALIZED BINGO DES MOINES UPI bill which would allow charitable jnd religious organizations to sponsor bingo games was introduced in Iowa Senate Friday Howard C Buck filed bill for the approval of the General Assembly so that the constitutional amendment may be offered to the voters at the next general election At present Iowa law forbids any form of gambling including bingo games sponsored by any group The proposed amendment would apply only lo bingo games sponsored by either charitable or religious and would not otherwise change state laws relating to Accountants Begin Work on Gas Tax Records DES MOINES Three cerli fieci public appointee by Gov llcrschel Loveless to examine records in Ihe stale gas ax division began work Friday The accountants Clifford Rugger Mason City Albert Augustine DCS Moincs and Sidney Winter dean of lie Slate University of Iowa College of Commerce held an organizational meeting with he Governor Winters was appointed chairman drenched and middlcdsinined but otherwise out of flood dan ger Cincinnati was never seri ously threatened 1 Zancsvllle Warren and Fre mont were the hardest hit Thurs day Zanesville at Ihe conflu ence of the Muskingum and Licking Kivors had evac uees AT WARREN Mihoning River burst inlo the southern part of town and left 600 home less At Fremont fled as the Sandusky River overflowed its banks The feel aL Chillicothc three Slays Wife Uncles Self WASECA farm hand apparently brooding over his sep aration from his cousinwife milled her and their two bachelor uncles and then shot and killed himself Friday Another woman was shot at but managed lo flee across the fields to a neighbors house to report the slayings AUTHORITIES identified the murdered persons as Herman and Clarence Domy elderly bachelor urolhers and Ellen Yankc their niece Mason City Mostly cloudy occa Authorities said they were sional night Not quite so cold Fri day night Lows about zero to 5 below Saturday partly cloudy little temperature change High zero o 5 above Iowa Mostly cloudy with occa sional light snow Friday night Not quite so cold Friday Lows zero to 5 below northeast zero to 5 above southwest Saturday lion this week after slate Treas urer M L Abrahamson firec GeorgeMarchi as gas tax dircc tor Abrahamson said he dis charged Marchi for alleged fail ure to fulfill the duties of the of fice Marchi has maintained the state is nol collecting all the mo tor vehicle fuel taxes due it The Governor said he appointed the commission to remove the cloud of suspicion which has sel tlcd over the divisions opera tions Robert Johnson the Governors executive assistant said he ex pects the examination lo last two eet above predictions About one hird of the city was mdcr water as the Scioto wenl 5A feel above flood stage The ionics of an estimated of residents were f fee led There were reports lircc persons were missing At Pillslon crews tried lo lop Ihe rainswollen Riverfrom pouring its freezing waters into a nearby anthracite mine where 12 miners were either trapped or drowned THIRTYTHREE other miners escaped a watery tomb when the rushing river suddenly ate a hole nto the Knox Coal Co tunnel at nearby Port Grififlh just before noon Thursday Seven men some aided hy a map of Ihe complicated miles of ancient coal tunnels got out by climbing an air shaft several Kindred yards upstream from the iolc Twentysix others wandered Would Wipe 9 Out Rainy Day Fund DKS WLegisla tion to lake million from Hie slate treasury for new build ings at the Ihreo slnlc schools am other institutions is being drafted for he Appropriations Committee of the Iowa Scnalc The committee decided Thurs day it would ask the Legislature to a special reserve fund set up by the General Assembly about a deeadu ano and called the rainy day An Appropriations subcom nilllee headed by Sen D C Nolan Hllowa City WHS aiilh oriml o draw up he enabling bill THIS ACTION shortly after State Comptroller Glenn reported to Cov Hcr schel Loveless that lhj state will have a surplus of M million dollars on hand next July I This would include in the rainy day fund and M million dollars which Sarsfield said in us I be maintained as a safe balance The rainy day fund had been under he Legisla tive Interim Committee Imf Sen X T Prcntis HMwinl Ayr Senate Appropriations chair man said the committee be lieves the money can bo used for capital improvements THE PRENTIS commiUct die nol decide how iriuch money w o u I A be recommended for buildings at the State University of Iowa Iowa Slate College Iowa State Teachers College and other state institutions That was left to another Ap propriations subc o m in i 11 c e which will have eight members to confer with a gioup from the House Appropriations Commit tee Former Mason City Flier Nears Mark LOS ANGELES UPI Two Air Force veterans completed heir 3lh day alofl Thursday lying their single engine craft over he city for aerial refueling n quest of the current 50day worlds airplane endurance rec ord at Trial in Havana partly cloudy little change in or Hc saicj the maze of tunnels in temperature High zero to 5jcommissioncrs usu above northwest 15 to 20 now employed hy the west dlled by Howard Ernp nephew of the two men and identified as he husband ofEllen Yanke The sole survivor of the mass slaying was Florence Toomy ant other niece of Ihe slain men Five Day Iowa Temperatures will average slightly below nor mal Saturday Ihrough next Wednesday with a warming trend through the weekend colder Monday and Tuesday and warming again Wednesday Normal highs 26 north to 35 south Normal lows 6 north to 14 south Except for light snow flurries little if any precipita lion is anticipated THE BROTHERS were in their 70s and the Iwo women in their ate 30s Authorities said Erno and Miss Yankc who were first cousins were married the summer before last but were separated shorlly afterward Officials said Erno who has re cently been working on a farm near Owatonna had repeatedlyii0 8 Friday begged Miss Yankc to continuej Maximum stale lo do actual examina tion of records CORNS CORN WINNERS WASHINGTON Ind UP George and Car Corn Friday were declared winners in the Pike County corn growing contest waistdeep water for seven hours before a rescue earn found and brought them to safely up the air shaft Other areas menaced or en gulfed by high walcr included Mcadvilie and Sharon Ohio Counly South Buffalo N North Adams and New Milford Conn Jf theyre still flying at cst Friday the two Air Force veterans will have set the record The pilots are Robert Timm 32 formerly of Mason City Iowa and now a Las Vegas busi nessman and John Cook 33 Ta Los AngcJcsLas Vegas airlines flier Timm and Cook who took Ihe lighl plane off from McCarran Field Las Vegas on Dec 4 said theirpresent goal was CO days in the air Twice a day Timm and Cook fly from Las Vegas to the Los Angeles area to refuel from a speeding truck If successful the endurance pair will surpass the 50day or continuous flying of hours mark sel la si Scpl 21 hy Texas pilots Jim Ileth and Bill Burk hart who circled Texas Louisi ana and Oklahoma in their non stop flight Army Major Found Guilty HAVANA Cuba W The de fendant in Havanas first show case war crimes rial was con victed just before dawn Friday and sentenced lo death Aythreeman tribunal of Fidel Castros revolutionary officers found Sosa Blanco 51 a career army officer guilty on five counts of murder homicide robbery Jooling and damage The verdict was relumed after a rial of almost eight hours and more than four hours of delibera tion by the three judges A CROWD of shouting jeering Cubans who had jammed Havanas Sports Palace for the start of the trial had gone home hours before Only about 300 newsmen and armed bearded guards from Castros forces icard llie verdict as it was read out in he spoils arena Sosa Ulancos counsel Capt Arislirlcs Dacosla had said he would appeal a conviction 19 a Superior Court provided tinder tho now legal code put in effect after dictator bulgcnclo Batistas overthrow Ian 1 The higher court has not ycl been named Dacosla had challenged the le gality of trials under that code contending that nil crimes charged to Sosa Blanco were al legedly committed before Jan H and thai the death penally did not exist then THE CUBAN Constitution of 1MO barred capital punishment II was modified by decree Jan executions for war crimes Dacoslas argument also applies lo the estimated Ba tista partisans arrested since Ihe dictators overthrow and lo the 250 or morepersons already ex ecuted by Casiros firing squads Sosa Blniicos trial was the first of three Castro had ari loiinced forthe Havana Sports Palace o juslify to the world lis speedy military judgment of Jalislans some 250 of whom lave already been executed The major complained that he being tried in the armos licre of the Roman Coliseum early Christians were fed the lions 1 have nothing to say except that only carried out orders I am a man of Sosa said TRIAL was sched under way Friday ANOTHER ulcd to gel afternoon but it was nol known how Ihe slow progress of the first hearing would affect the schedule Nearly 400 foreign newsmen were in Havana at Castros invi SAME Minnesota Cloudy slightly warmer Highs Saturday 0 lo above GlobeGazelle weather data up the marriage bul Ih a I she re Charles City School Measure Approved DES MOINES Iowa iSenatc passed a routine measure legalizing the Charles City Com munity School District The bill iwas proposed by Sen Robert Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 18 33 16 LiquorbyDrink Referendum Legal DES MOINES The Iowa Legislature has the power lo set AP Pholofax HEARTBREAKING JOB Philadelphia firemen lower the body of one of two boys who died when a flash fire raced through a fourstory apartment The youths were found huddled in a thirdfloor bedroom minutes before the blaze was brought under control Seven others were injured RNew referendum on Jiquorbyfhc also approved a bill todrink and to phrase the question legalize all school districts lo the volers in any Senate also approved a bill todrink and to phrase the question lo the volers in any cither organized or reorganized way il wishes the Iowa altorncy before July 1 1958 SHELL LOSE L PITTSBURGH be an 1 of a difference when Barbara E Flaherty gels mar ried soon She and Michael Faherty applied for a wedding li cense Thursday generals office ruled Friday The opinion clears the way for pos sible floor debate on bills which have been introduced in both houses proposing a slatewide vole on whether the slate should retain its present liquor law orj DA 1 S AM SUM GOING John Cook Los change it to permit sale of liquor j Angeles waves from a light plane which he and Robert by Ihe drink Timm 32 Las Vegas businessman and former Mason AP City resident have been flying 50 days without landing Timm is at the controls of the craft Theyve been tak ing turns aj the wheel ;