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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 16, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited BOOM THI NEWSPAPfft THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH To WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXIV rull 7c Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE U This Paper ConsIiU ot Two 114 New Evidence Heard in Adams Ca One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGtO UMO pm pm TucuUr luincy 910 pm Thursday i City pm Saturday It All Started With Wheel OTHER DAY I received from an old friend a fasci nating story about the role roads have played in the march of civil ization Igot started on the story toward the end of my day at the office and became so absorbec in the story that I forgot all aboul evening meal My family didnt like that very well bui thats another story A part of the effectiveness of this little book passed along by John J Hall manager of the highway traffic department oi Esso Standard Oil Company was the art work which illustrated the chronological tale of highways I wont of course be able to transmit that part of the pres entation But I still think youll find the story interesting To begin with theres a re minder that our amazing network of veins and arteries keeps our blood circulating to all parts of our bodies The counterpart oi this circulatory system of the human body is pictured as our system of roads and highways They keep society working smoothly and efficiently Though we rarely stop to think about it the three and a half mil lions of roads are indeed vital to our way of life For a nation on wheels roads control progress and shape thecourse of history itself People goods and services all Cow along roads c t WITHOUT ROADS the lifegiv ing services of modern life would disappear quickly We go to school or to work or to visit our friends on roads We travel to recreation and vacation spots on roads Food fuel raw materials and manufactured goods are transported on highways Roads in contemporary times go a long way toward determin ing the location of cities and fac tories as railroads once did Great battles have been fought for the control of roads It was the superior knowledge of roads held by Robert E Lee and his officers that gave the South its pronounced advantage in the first two years of the Civil War It isnt surprising that mans first roads were crude trails Not infrequently as was notably true in the case of our own Boston the paths selected by cattle or beasts of burden on some kind of natural law became streets and roads and are that to this very day AS MAN BEGAN to use animals to puil his loads the footpaths used by hunters had to be im proved But the really important event in the long history of trans portation occurred somewhere around 3000 years before the birth of Christ It occurred in what is now Iraq near the con fluence of the Euphrates and the Tigris Rivers a land once known as Mesopotamia My reference is to the inven tion of the wheel In its import ance with respect to our civiliza tion if what we have can be called a civilization the wheel would be in a category with steam and electricity For one thing it revolutionized trans portation Whereas before the advent of the wheel tilings had to be dragged or they could be rolled The fijp manmade roads were buiJt in that area around what was to become known as Baghdad This is one of the rea sons most scholars have desig nated that part of southwest Asia as the cradle of civilization The oldest known road spanned the distance between the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean about 1700 miles of twisting high way which was to help the Persians in their conquest of the known world ROADS CONTRIBUTED to the rise of cities and empires in those ancient times Three good roads a remarkable number for the times led out of Babylon capital of the Assyrian Empire Persian messengers at the height of that nations ascend CONTINLED ON PAGE 2 Methodist Convention Launched The Weathe CEDAR RAPIDSW Gains have been made in the first half of a fouryear denominational em phasison the and Christian education the Northern Iowa Methodist Conference was told here Monday An analysis of the progress of the program was contained in the annual report of the eight district superintendents read by the Rev Dr Harvey A Nelson Cedar Falls DISCUSSING the role of the church in terms of Iowas chang ing rural economy Dr Nelson said the mission field in Iowa to day is to be found in those coun ties with the larger are on the move in and out of he state and from one commun ity to another He said Bishop F Gerald En sley would name a committee to take a look at Methodist strate y in this changing situation DR NELSON also said that in the field of Christian higher edu cation we will strive to attain he level requested by the General Conference of per member for colleges Methodist colleges in North Iowa are Cornell and Morningside Meeting the goal would yield about a year for each of them Increased giving for Wesley Foundations also was stressed Dr Nelson said a commitment to the necessity of Christian high T education is needed to sustain churchrelated Pleasantville Man Dies After Crash KNOXVILLE Iowa UPI Clifford Frush 77 rural Pleasant ille died in a Knoxville hospital Sunday of injuries suffered in an auto accident Saturday night A car driven by Larry Myerson 22 Council Bluffs collided with brushs auto as he turned into iis farm driveway Aplirtgtbn Man Named Iowa Amvets Head CEDAR RAPIDS Jf Robert Renken Aplington is the newly elected state commander of the Iowa Amvets He was chosen Sun day as the organization concluded ts annual convention here LINDRUP DIES RAPID CITY SC W John 1 Lindrup 52 editor of Viking one of the nations largest Scandi navian newspapers and a lead er in NorwegianAmerican socie ics died Saturday of a skull racture received in a fall Mason City Occasional thunder showers into Monday evening decreasing cloudiness Monday night mostly fair mild Tues day Low Monday night 4752 high Tuesday 6873 Iowa Scattered showers and thunderstorms spreading across Monday night leaving east portion early Tuesday cloudy Tuesday Little temperature change through Tuesday Low Monday night in 50s Minnesota Light rain cool GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Sunday Maximum 75 Minimum 52 Precipitation trace GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 amMonday Maximum 73 Minimum 45 At 8 am 62 YEAR AGO Maximum 80 Minimum 62 tation out of the strifetorn coun try to dependents of embassy staff members The 5000 other Americans in Beirut were urged to stay off the streets So far no foreigners have been hurt in the monthold rebellion against President Camille Cha in ouns proWestern government which charges the insurgents directed by President Nassers United Arab Republic and inspired by its panArab ex pansionist policies The Lebanese casualties have been reckoned with upward of 500 Fighting Saturday killed 50 per sons and the large number of ambulances in Beirut Sunday was evidence of the continuing bitter battle Premier Sami Solhs downtown house was sacked and set afire by rebels but he had moved out and was living with his daughter in another part of the city Se curity forces shelled the roof and top floor of rebel leader Saeb Salams home Salam was unhurt but one of his lieutenants Adnan Nahas was killed Check for Dr Van Allen Fund IOWA CITY James Van Allen State University of Iowa physicist Saturday was presented a check for for the James Van Allen Scholarship Fund at the SUI alumni convo cation here The fund was launched recently in recognition of Dr Van Allens part in the development of instruments for the US Explorer Satellites NEW YORK GWTwo maritime unions struck Monday refusing to sail without contracts The walkout of 1700 engineers and 10000 unlicensed tanker sea men could tie up nearly 700 Americanflag ships operating out of East and Gulf Coast ports The striking unions the Marine Engineers Beneficial Assn and the National Maritime Union said negotiations would pick up again later Meanwhile they said no contract no sailing The engineers are employed on 448 dry cargo and passenger ships the 10000 seamen on 231 oil tankers Terre Haute Region Hit by Flooding TERRE HAUTE Ind Wt Flqodwaters of a Wabash River tributary picked up speed Mon day after overwhelming an earth en levee the city of West Terre Haute and spread out to inundate nearly half of the community The 4000 residents of this west ern Indiana town near the Illinois border had been alerted Sunday night to the danger from swollen Sugar Creek Civil Defense offi cials reported no casualties among the 1000 persons forced from their homes An Indiana National Guard truck a jeep and a pickup truck were swept away when the river poured over the levee at am about a mile upstream from where the creek empties into the Wabash SIX MEN working on the levee were rescued The water flowed across US 40 five blocks west of the Wabash and closed the heavily traveled highway West Terre Haute firemen shift ed their equipment to a school house on higher ground Residents piled themselves and their furniture on trucks Many persons were taken to a Red Cross emergency center in the Central Grade School Many had to be forced to leave NATIONAL GUARDS and Army reservists aided police in patrol ing the city Authorities estimated 40 per cent of the West Terre Haute community would be flooded be fore the Wabash reached its pre dicted crest Haute proper with a population of 65000 is on the east side of the river and is mostly on higher ground and not believed to be in danger The threat at Terre Haute came after the city of Anderson and most other northcentral Indiana communities passed their flood crisis Austin Boy 6 Falls Into Geyser Dies YELLOWSTONE PARK Wyo WEWDanny Lewis 6 Austin Minn died Sunday of burns suf fered when he fell into a searing pool near Old Faithful geyser His father William Lewis pulled the boy from the pool The two had been fishing The young ster suffered second and third degree burns over 75 per cent of bis body Americans Start to Leave Lebanon f American families had the goahead to move u of Lebanon Monday as the antigovernment rebels kept up a determined bloody stand before U N Secretary Dag Hammar skolds arrival to direct his internation team of observers by bombing were heard the rest of the day In the gravest warning to Americans in the Middle East since the 1956 Suez crisis the U S Embassy offered free transpor Two Maritime Unions Strike on East Coast The E n g i neers broke down over negotiations four major items the union said They were Increases in retirement pensions from to a month in creases in paid vacations sub stantial wage increases and a clause providing that if an opera tor sells or transfers his ship the MEBA contract must follow the ship or the operator must pay one years severance pay SAME 2W ElftCk death M ptit DIES AT 67 ELIZABETH N C UPI Maj Alford Joseph Williams for mer Navy test pilot died here at 57 Sunday He played an impor tant role in developing World War H dive bombing tactics House Inquiry Opened More Hotel Bills Paid WASHINGTON UR House in vestigators turned up evidence Monday that industrialist Bernard ioldfine paid still another hotel bill for Sherman Adams Presi dent Eisenhowers right hand man This one was at the Wal dorfAstoria in New York A subcommittee headed by Rep Oren Harris produced records that Goldfine picked up a WaldorfAstoria tab of for Adams on one occasion in 1954 In February of the same year iubcommittee investigator Fran cis X McLaughlin testified Gold fine footed a bill for Adams and Mrs Adams at the Waldorf PREVIOUSLY the subcommit tee had reportedfrequent stayi by Adams at a Boston hotel where Goldfine paid bills amounting to Adams has said he was under the impression Goldfine kept permanent hotel rooms there However McLaughlin pointed to records showing Adams stays there were in different suites at differenttimes Harrishad promised to devel op all the facts we can as a ma jor political storm mounted around Adams He summoned present and former heads of the Federal Trade Commission to de termine whether the agency gave special treatment to Goldfine Boston industrialist and ok friend of Adams After an opening statement saying the subcommittee was go ing to push its probe without fear or favor Harris called Mc Laughlin to the stand in a sur prise move MCLAUGHLIN testified that FTC records showed a complaint against textile manufacturer Goldfines Northfield Mills had been settled by FTC about the time of Adams visits to the Wal dorfAstoria The investigator said that on Jan 19 1954 two days before the first visit Northfield Mills sub mitted to FTC a general state ment in which it gave assur ances that it would no longer mislabel certain materials On Feb 5 McLaughlin went on an FTC memorandum in cludes a recommendation that the matter of the companys al leged failure to disclose a small percentage of nylon in certain fabrics be considered closed and it subsequently was closed on that basis Acting FTC Chairman Robert T Secrest later took the witness stand and said I want to assure this committee that Sherman Adams has never contacted me directly or indirectly with respect to any matter formal or inform al under investigation by or in trial before the Federal Trade Commission A6AMS WIFE said the Demo crats are just going to hound him until he has to leave She was quoted in an interview copy righted by the Minneapolis Trib une and Des Moines Register Sen Edward J Thye RMinn said that unless Adams explains further the alleged gifts from joldfine then I cannot condone his conduct THYE BECAME the fifth GOP up for reelection this year to speak critically in public of Eisenhowers righthand man Others have included Sen S J Hen Beall Barry Gold water Charles E Pot ter and John J Wil liams Thye said he was saddened by White House failure to answer charges that Adams received a vicuna coat and a Ori ental rug from Goldfine If that is true it is im said Adams wife said ihe Adams and the Goldfine families have exchanged gifts for years She said congressional Democrats will bring out the story on each gift one at a time for months and they will want to jab the knife in and then keep opening the wound AP Photdfax JN CALMER DAYSatrs Sher man Adams helps her husband select a record album at their Washington D C home in this photo taken last April Now the presidential assistant is em broiled in a political storm cen tered around his accepting of gifts from Boston industrialist Bernard Goldfine Triplet Appeal Dismissed by Supreme Court WASHINGTON W The Su preme Court Monday dismissed an appeal by Ernest Triplett an itinerant salesman serving a life sentence in the Iowa state peni tentiary for the 1954 kidnapsi ay ing of a SiouxCity boy The high court heard argument on Triplets appeal on May 21 Monday in a brief order the tri bunal said his appeal was dis missed because it had been im providently granted meaning the court should not have taken the case in the first place Triplett was convicted in a state court at LeMars of murder in the second degree He was accused of the killing of Jimmy Breemer 8 who disappeared from his home the night of Aug 31 1954 The boys body was found Sept 29 1954 in a pasture in Plymouth County Counsel for Triplett in appeal ing to the high tribunal contended he was denied due process of law guaranteed by the U S Consti tution because of 20 days illegal detention by police after arrest on suspicion without a warrant for the purpose of obtaining a confes sion before taking him to a mag istrate HOLDUP DES MOINES UP Alone bandit held up the Borrall Super Valu markethere Sunday and es caped with about Children Suffocate in Corn Grain Spills From 8m ALTA VISTA Two children were suffocated Sunday in a farm accident at a family gathering on the Dale Meirick farm 2Vi milei west of here The victims were Joan Hall li daughter of Mr and Mrs Lea Hall Nashua and Steven Keying 9 son of Elmer Keying mayor of Elma The two youngsters were play ing near a grain bin filled with shelled corn They apparently opened a chute and the corn spilled out covering them Ef forts by the Alta Vista fire de partment to revive them failed The two children were cousins Their mothers are sisters of Mrs Meirick Mrs Keying mother of Steven died in February Funeral services for Joaa Hall will be Wednesday morning Chenowith Son Funeral will be in charge of arrange ments She is survived by her parents two brothers Danny 8 Bobby 4 and a sister Kay7 Her paternal grandparents are Mr and Mrs William Hall Nasi ua Steven Keying is survived by his father Elma two sisters Helen 4 Julie Ann 3 and a brother Peter 7 months Funeral services are set for Tuesday morning at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Elma Efome Elma is Jn chargeJJather Francis Cassidy will officiate Iowa Woman Hit by Squad Car DBS MOINES Mrs Tinny tfadel 75 was fatally injured late Saturday night when struck by a speeding police squad car on West Grand Avenue here The squad car was driven by Patrolman Frank Punelli 23 who was alone TROPICAL STORM BROWNSVILLE Tex IJPI The first tropical storm of the season battered itself out Sunday in the Rio Grande Valley almost as quickly as it sprang up over night in the Gulf of Mexico far as storms go Alma was a weak sister Winds reached only 50 miles an hour INSIDE RUSSIA TODAY Russians Sensitive About Most Things EDITORS NOTE This Is in a series of articles based on John Gunthers new book In Russia Today By JOHN GUNTHER Sensitiveness plays a role in Russian policy little and big One reason why Mr Khrushchev does not like Mr Dulles is that Mr Dulles in his view does not think that the U S S R is an equal to the United States to a different level Nina Ponomareva the champion liscus thrower was arrested in last summer for shop ifting Starved for pretty things she had been unable to resist pilfering a few hats The Brit sh who were ust as much embarrassed by his unfortunate episode as the Russians had no recourse ex cept to put the itout Amazon on trial The re GUNTHER sponse in the Soviet press was unbelievably explosive If capi alist hyenas had dragged the corpse of Lenin from his tomb he outcry could hardly have been more indignant The case yas called blackmail a de iberate attempt to hamper the development of peace and friend ship between peoples and a filthy provocation ANOTHER WELLKNOWN characteristic is to wear blinders In his Twentieth Congress speech Khrushchev talked bitterly about the bloody war launched in Koi rea He did not of course men tion by whom it was launched Nobody can be more suspicious than a Russian For a long time the Soviets refused officially tb concede that Hitler was dead and may even have thought that representatives of the American plutocracy had smuggled him out of the Berlin bunker at last moment of the last hour ia order to keep him handy for mounting a new war against the Soviet Union some fine day U S AMBASSADOR Walter Bedell Smith records that until the war ended the Russians be lieved that the United States might make a separate with Germany which the Ger a lastditch effort to split the Allies had several times offered The Russians were in fact astonished that the Western Allies were decent enough to stick to their word preserve unity and resist Nazi temptations Gen Smith adds dryly This causes me to won der what the Soviet government would have done if the offer ;