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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 2, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited lot LOBE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS N I I G H O R S HOME EDITION VOL LX1V Associated Press and Untied Press International Full Lease Wires Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 2 1954 This per Con lilts rf Goldfine Defends His Gifts Received More Than We Gave WASHINGTON Bernard Goldfine denied Wednesday there was anything out of line in his giftstudded relationship w i t h presidential aide Sherman Adams He said his family con siders it has received morein gifts from the Adams family than it has given But Goldfines attorney Roger Robb told reporters outside the hearing room that his client charged off as business expense hotel bills paid for Adams and the cost of an expensive Oriental rug which Adams has testified was a loan Committee members said if this is true then it shows that Goldfine meant to get a business value in return The 67yearold Boston indus trialist longtimefriend and pa tron of Adams branded as lies charges that Adams swung feder al favors to him His hospitality and gifts to Adams President Eisenhowers principal assistant were not in tended and did not result in spe cial favors from government agencies for his business inter ests Goldfine said and asked Why doesnt somebody write about the things Gov Adams gave to my family over the years f At Least 10 Die in Iowa Floods Exira Marooned EXIRA INUNDATED Flood waters from the East Nishnabotna River ooze out over the western Iowa town of Exira after nearly 13 inches of rain fell The death AP Photofax toll at Exira and surrounding areas hit hardest by the sudden rainstorm continues to mount GOLDFINE came before a House investigating committee with a long prepared statement denying any wrongdoing and hurling a charge that embraced many Congress members that All these expressions of hor ror about what I asked Mr Adams to do and what he did are hypocrisy But he departed from his state ment to elaborate on the point of gifts from the Adams family And he pictured fellow Boston millionaire John Fox his princiers pal accuser as a sick who has told many lies and will tell manymore J am sure Making a point to wear one of two gold watches he said Adams ago had given him Goldfine issued blanket denials plus specific argu ment against a few of the accu sations raised in the inquiry He said generally on Gifts to He Adams has testified about certain hotel bills and a coat and a rug which I lent to him as a result of a friendship of long standing I have read his testimony as to these things and it is correct Recession Hardly Felt Here Big Buying Power Potential By THOR J JENSEN j GlobeGazette City Editor The Mason City area has hard y felt the recession so muchim ic news in recent months from nations largerindustrial cen A survey of the Mason City anking institutions indicates a remendous potential of buying lower as compared wkh a year Savings as indicated by time deposits in the two banks and hareholders deposits in the two milding and loan associations are up from a year ago Installment loans made by the wo banks however are up only about between June 30 1957 and the same date this year RETAILERS in Mason City re port sales for the first six months this year comparable to or some what ahead of the same period I AM REALLY dumbfounded that this habitof mine has hurt other people in high places I never asked Gov Adams onetime governor of New Hamp shire to do anything out of line and he never did anything fo me that was out of line Favored treatment from th Federal Trade and Securities am Exchange The record will show they gave me just as hard and rough a time as they ever gave any body else If SEC action con stitutes preferred treatment hope I never get any more of the same The I know the subcommittee is not really interested in Mr Gold fine I feel I am only a handy stick and easy to use to hit someone else over the head with The Weather Mason City Considerable cloudi ness with occasional showers and thunderstorms Wednesday night diminishing Thursday High Thursday mid 80s Lov Wednesday night mid 60s cwa Considerable cloudines with scattered showers an thunderstorms through Thurs day Cooler northwest Wednes day night otherwise little last year Most merchants are making plans for greater busi ness increases in the next six months Construction permits issued by the city building commissioner total 51417710 for the first six months of 1957 The total for this year is Home building got off to an arly stall in 1957 and was slow n the early months of 1958 By une 30 however the total of new omes was 81 as compared with 3 a year ago In June 1958 per mits were issued for 25 new omes as compared with IB in une 1957 Mason City is still the garden pot of the midwest was the omment of R H Isensee presi dent of the United Home Bank and Trust Co We have been fortunate gen erally agreed Robert Zimmer iresidenl of the First National 3ank in not feeling the reces as they havebeen in three years the banker continued Crop pros pects arc good The first spU bank check came in Tuesday which will give the early start on cash income SOME REASONS for caution also were noted by him Prices of feeder cattle are high as com pared with a year ago Hog prices are likely to show a drop in the ate winter Spring farrowings were increased only 2 per cent according to the Federal Reserve Bank report but summer and fall rarrowings willbe up consider ably according to the farmers reported intentions Prices received by Iowa farm ers were up 11 per cent while prices paid increased only 3 per cent according to the June issue of the Iowa Business Digest pub lished by the University of Iowa college of commerce It also noted that cash farm re sion like most other sections of the country change in temperatures 6272 low Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average 2 to 5 degrees below normal Thursday through next Monday Normal highs 83 north to 87 south Normal lows 60 BUSINESS has been good as is evidenced by the sustained loan demand indicating that people still have need of credit There is no indication of any lessening in this demand Particularly satisfying these first months is the definite and continually steady rUe in savings deposits This shows thai people have had excess funds to save creating a reservoir of purchas ing power Zimmer drew the conclusion that looking ahead the Mason City area is financially healthy and has all the ingredients pres ent to finance an expansion in business Isensee called attention to a ceipts for the first quarter of 195i ere up 16 per cent almost lilHon over the same period o 951 For the nation the increas as 8 per cent March sales of farm machin ry and fertilizer the periodica dded each with a gain of 5 pe ent were owa than in any other state in he midwest The article concludes It would Brothers Drown in Quarry at Grande LE GRANDE brothers drowned Tuesday while swim ming with a crowd of young peo ple in the Rock Quarry pit a mile north of here They were George Perry 19 and Paul 17 sons of Mr and Mrs G F Kimmel Mar shailtown Authorities said they learned the boys were trying lo swim across the pit but could not make it Rescue workers recovered the bodies after dragging the pit for an hour and a half Leon Man Killed by Planes Propeller LEON Hansell 53 Leon was killed at a private air port Tuesday when he was struck by the propeller of his singleen gined plane He had told his fam ily he was going to the airpor to charge the battery in his craft north to 64 south Only minor daily temperature changes are expected Rainfall will average around one inch in scattered showers and thunderstorms Ihroughout the period Minnesota Cloudy showers High Thursday 8088 GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 a m Wednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 89 66 72 12 78 62 ther retailers some of whom Iso mentioned the farm outlook s a reason to expect continuing oocl sales 12 Inches of Rain at Audubon Worst Storm in Years By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thunderstorms and cloudbursts of historic proportions struck sec tions of southwestern and central Iowa Wednesday leaving 10 per sons listed as dead and 10 or more persons missing in the Au dubon County area Audubon and the towns of Ham lin and Exira south of there were hardest hit Waters from the flash floods on the East Nishna botna and its tributaries rolled on toward Atlantic and other downstream areas Atlantic was sandbagging the railroad bed which acts as a protective dike to the north and west side resi dential areas Rains ranged to more than 12 inches Crop and property dam age was estimated by some of ficials at well over a million dol lars THE WEATHER BUREAU said south centralIowa especially be Mason City Tot STEVEN QUINN wind also disrupted utilities No injuries were reported there At Guthrie Center where7 inches of rain fell Iowa 64 was reported blocked by a house which was washed onto the highway No 64 also was closed just east of Hamlin and also between Ham lin and Hartan US 71 was closed between Au dubon and Exira Sheriff Hilsa beck said half a dozen buildings were scattered along the highway between Audubon and Hamlin At one point rails washed onto the road from a nearby railroad had to be cleared from the highway COL DON JOHNSON in charge of the Iowa National Guard in the absence of Gen Fred B ONE DEPARTMENT store vhich emphasizes clothing sales eported a possible slight sales ag as compared to 1957 but ex pects any decrease to be made up by the years end Figures vere not complete A recession is not being noticed the manager said The chemise dress not usually liought of as a recession meas ure may be just that Two depart ment store managers said the style change to be stimu lating dress sales although a third said he did not notice such an effect At any rate the sacks are being purchased better than we expected one retailer said In Mason City construction what started out like a big year in 1957 fizzled out afler July 1 What8 started out slowly in 1958 has been gaining momentum and total construction is already 50 low Des Moines should also pre pare for flooding beginning at In dianola later Wednesday A crest of 11V2 to feet was predicted for Ottumwa on Saturday Flood stage at Ottumwa is 9 feet A crest of 17 to 19 feet on the Rac coon River at Des Moines on Fri as high as in June forecast Sheriff Jack Hilsabeck of Audu bon said the bodies of Mr and Mrs Charles Wilkins John Par sons and Henry Christensen were recovered in their flood swept homes at Exira Much of that town of 1100 was under water for a time The Red Cross said the towns water supply was wiped out The body of Mads Marcussen of Exira also was re covered AT HAMLIN three bodies were recovered They still were un identified Tandy ordered 25 men of Hq Co 3ni Bn 168th Infantry1 to active duty in The guardsmen planned to try to hail boats to Exira for use in evacu ation work guard helicopter was dis patched from Boone to Atlanti to remain ona standby basis fo rescue In Des Moines a 5Inch rai was accompanied by 70 mp winds Four Mile Creek left its in Steven Quinn VVicttrti CLEAR Steven Mark Quinn 5 son of Mrand Mrs Thomas Quinn 223 drowned while swimming at crowded City Beach Tuesday eve ning His death is the first of the summer in the lake The boys body was discovered in about four feet of water it approximately pm near the end of the City Bleach dock Fire men applied pulmotor respiratory treatment for some 40 minutes before young Quinn was pro nounced dead FREDERICK SHAFFER acting Cerro Gordo County coronerv at tributed the death to accidental drowning Steven had been swimmirigSat the crowded beach while oiffan outing with members of his fam y His parents reported to life guard Stanley Miles at about 7 m that he was missing Stev ens body was found shortly aftr erwards A large crowd many of them swimmers gathered at the scene as firemen tried in vain to revive the lad ft n STEVEN who would have been 6 on Aug 23 was a kindergarten student at Lincoln Schoolduring the last school year He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church Dead from the storm at Audu bon was Frank Wieges 30 cus todian of the city hall His broth i r LWUICIII ut ijit jiio UIULLJ per cent over last years mark for er Harry 35 manager of a store July 1 Some of this is due of course wirn a earn 01 a tento the Center which was relativelybelt to in itself and to several i datively oett in I LJiJ I O ppear that for the time z he farm sector is continuing to rop the Iowa economy and that he decline in the nonfarm sector commercial storage warehouses land grain elevators Total com jmercial building as of July 1 was 596900 Commercial con at Exira was missing At Atlantic 200 families had been evacuated by noon The flood crest had not hit there yet but the sewage disposal plant was inundated and three of the i seven city wells had been shut banks in the northeastern part of the city and several families left their homes Walnut Creek was in flood in the West Des Moines area and Iowa 90 was blocked at the West Des Moines underpass Crop and livestock 1 o s s e s throughout thestorm area were heavy Many field crops were flattened Cattle and hogs away THE HIGHWAY PATROL re ported it expected to reach Exira by a back road Efforts also were being made to reach the hamlet of Elk Horn The village was re ported to be isolated Heavy rainfall reports included Winterset 412 inches Woodward 342 Des Moines 507 Van Meter Besides his parents and other relatives he is survived by a brother Michael 6 and a sister Alanna Marie 1 and by his grandparents Mr and Mrs Walt er Klein MasonCity His father is employed at Jacob E Decker Sons Mass of the Angels will becele brated at 11 am Thursday at the Holy Family Catholic Church The Rev John F Quinn chap lain in the Air Force Langley AFB Va an uncle of the boy will be celebrant Burial will be in St Josephs Catholic Cemetery The Colonial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements VISITS FRONTIER ORAN Algeria ft Premier do Gaulle visited the Moroccan 3593000 government corn were under wa ter U S 6 was reported closed THE CONSTRUCTION upswingat Atlantic and rail traffic had s not as severe as that for the started in March with the actualbeen suspended gain of 300 savings depositors by his bank during 1957 The area1 financial condition is excellent h concludes EmplQyment figures are good the purchasing power is here in dustry is going at capacity re tail trade is equal to or bette than last year even though we fo low the national trend in being o a little in auto sales THE RECOVERY of the agri cultural economy of the commu nity in the last six months has been amazing another banker said It isin as good condition as t has been in the last three years There was a great deal of con cern last winter about the wet corn crop As a result much of that crop was fed to livestock and what corn is left now is dry Meanwhile livestock prices have soared and the farmer getting good prices for the feec given those animals last winter Hog prices have jumped from a hundredweight to more that Cattle prices have increased from to for top animal on the Chicago market midwest and for the nation THE MOST NOTICEABLE sales ncreases for local retailers came n the furniture business a busi ness reported suffering setbacks on the national level A good farm outlook and new home building are given credit for the North Iowa gains beginning ofthe Scars Shopping FLOOD WATERS were reced enter on the old fairgrounds and FLOOD WATERS were reced the opening of Rolling Acres across Highway 106 south of the Shopping Center With this incentive housing con struction which had been drop ping consistently since July 1 J1957 took another spurt in mid ing rapidly at Audubon by after One furniture store reported sixmonth sales increased 20 per cent with June by itself 30 per and has nearly caught up 1957s midyear mark Local initiative affected the sales of several businesses con noon Sheriff Jack Hilsabeck of Audu ibon said Ive never seen any thing even approaching the vio lence of this storm or the dam age it has done An official 1235 inches of rain was measured at Audubon This rain turned Blue Grass Creek in 347 Redfield 550 Kennebec 400 frontier area Wednesday INSIDE RUSSIA TODAY US Superior in Industrial Power cent ahead A department store t KiK lactcd The manager of one de which handles furniture also said sales were strong in that line iPartment store which handles a variety of material excluding hard Farm and garden equipment sajd mcrcnandising mctnod also was reported gaming wi h tnere are to sales locally but appliance sales vere slow at least in one depart vv v A grocer said sales were about SAME ment store Cool weather had an adverse effect on spring sales in some mes particularly some types of clothing However June was the start of a comeback In some cases the cold spring made only for a an actual falling behind of 1957 figures Brisk firstquarter business com pensated for the slowdown to a great extent A hardware store manager said there were gains in all general types of hard goods handled Well have a good year if the good Lord keeps the corn grow normal for the first five months of the year then jumped in June due to special promotional ef brts The overall result is a re spectable gain Gains were tremendous at an other store due to a remodeling project which made comparison of present sales with past experi ence impossible Grocers estimated that special ty might be called been selling in the usual proportions This indicates that few if any consumers are cutting food budgets to cover only EDITORS NOTE This It one in a series of articles based on John Gunthers new book In side Russia Today By JOHN CUNTHER Several important Soviet defic iencies or weaknesses in military or semimilitary matters are ob transportation fuel shortages clumsiness in much equipment In basic indus trial strength the paramount determinant in a p r o t racled war the United States is over whelmingly su perior The US produces more steel more pe troleum more and better ma chines The GUNTHER American economy is infinitely stronger than the Russian mor High winds accompanied Ihejflexible and productive if only to a raging torrent which swept on down into the East Nishnabot na and into Exira The brunt of the storm ap peared to be along a line from Harlan on eastward through Au dubon Guthrie Center Perry and Des Moines Other hard hit points were Har lan Hamlin Elk Horn and Gulh rie Center but reports of dis tressed local areas mounted steadily as flash floods rolled down stream More than 100 families were evacuated in the storm area of jficials estimated ONE EXIRA WOMAN Elsie Smith 46 was caught by the swirling waters and was puUed out at Griswold some 30 miles downstream after clinging to debris to stay afloat She was hos pitalized at Atlantic ibasic foods Total food sales werestorm A drivein theater was debecause t is free Delinquencies on agriculturaliing he said UCISKJ iuuus iuuu ncnua wciuaiuim mtvcm waa i ia mt machinery contracts are as The optimism was voiced byion a par with 1957 sales jstroyed at Harlan where high The Soviet Air Force has ef ective planes but it cannot touch rie American The Soviet Navy as not a fraction of the striking jower of the American Navy despite the number of Russian ubmarines ALL CIVIL AVIATION withia he Soviet Union is of course a state monopoly Aeroflot has no competition except on flights outside the country and is run the Ministry of Defense Flying in Russia is apt to pretty rough This is an under statement It is extremely rough It is also fun and comparatively safe Most travelers know by this time that Soviet planes do not as a general rule have seat belts The Russians dont believe in them Only seldom is a signal given when a plane is about to land and no one pays attention to whether you smoke or not tak ing off or landing Soviet planes on international routes src newer cleaner and better equipped than those used on domestic flights As always the Russians like lo put on their ;