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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 28, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the y MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE r t THE NEWSPAPER THAT M A K I S A L L N 0 R T H I 0 W A K S N I G H I 0 R S HOME ID1TION VOL LXIIi Press and United Press FuU Lease Sevec Ctnts Copy Records Conflict in Probe Of Highway Commission DES MOINES legisla tive investigating committee Fri day weighed a dozen major dis crepancies turned up in a twoday hearing on an alleged attempt to control the Iowa Highway Com mission Committee members heard three key witnesses give contra dictory testimony under oath Thursday Roland Reko 56 a private de tective and selfadmitted errand boy for the Democratic Party denied he tried to get Highway Commissioner Russell Lundy a Republican to step down Reko also denied that he was hi a position to control any appointees Gov Hershel C Love less might make ty the commis sion Earlier in the day Lundy testi fied he was approached by Reko and Robert E Hollett Des Moines lumberman to resign his post on the commission Hollett said Reko could swing the fivemember commission to control by handpicked Democrats If a Republican presumably Lundy would resign Lundy told the committee Reko Denies Claim Lundys testimony was denied Vigorously by Reko and Hollett I certainly would not have any control over such appointments Reko said Reko worked for Loveless when the Governor was in the municipal supply business at Ottumwa be fore November 1956 He is a for mer treasury agent and still Works as a private investigator Reko campaigned for Loveless MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 21 1957 Contlali ot Two SANFRANCISCO of State Dulles said Friday Com munist rule is a passing phase it would be folly in China He added for the United States to strengthen the Chinese Red regime by grant ing diplomatic recognition over some of his equip franchises HeTtold the committee he dis cussed Avith Democratic Party Chairman Jake More the possi bility of his going to South Dakota to check upv on iundys back groundJORekb denied any informa tion of ah unfavorable nature was to be used as ammunition to get Lundy off the commission Lundy who was appointed to the highway group by former Gov Leo Hoegh said it was He told the committee regardless of any disclosures I would not re sign under fire Knew Indiana Men Reko admitted knowing Virgil Red Smith and Arthur J Mogfl ner Indiana men who allegedly made several trips to Iowa in con nection twith a bid padding at tempt and Mogilner were in dicted by a grand jury at Indian apolis Ind Thursday on bribery charges involving more than a million dollars worth of equip ment contracts Smith is former chairman of the Indiana High way Cojnmission The committee has been told Smith and Mogilner were con nected with unsuccessful attempts to manipulate the price the High way Commission paid for new equipment The men contacted equipment dealers proposing a plan to have them pad bids to hike up the profit Reko Mystery Man Swanson said Mogilner then contacted an affiliated firm the Dukehartr Hughes Tractor Co Des Moines C J Dukehart said Mogilner called him on the phone arranged an appointment al Dukeharts office and then never showed up Swanson said Reko formerly of Mason City emerged as the real mystery fig ure of the hearings One of his favorite answers to committee questions was it could have been Reko and Hollett both testified they talked about going into the road equipment business together but decided against it for various reasons Reko in replying lo questions said conflicting but minor testi mony given by Lundy and a Fair field equipment dealer Jacob Shafer could have been false hoods or the figments of their imaginations argument for establishment of for mal relations between Washington and the Peiping regime At the same time he said seat ing Red China in the UN would m Price of Steel Up Again Per Ton Monday PITTSBURGH A new round of price increases in the steel in Ihe nih since 1941bcghi Monday U S Steel Corp the nation iiggest steel producer and tradt tional industry pacesetter an nounced it will increase its basl prices about a ton Republic Steel Corp the na lions third largest steel producei announced Friday it will the pattern set by U S Steel making the roughly in crease effeclive Monday A spokesman for Republic a Cleveland said the firm consider the increase too little in view o the increased labor costs that g Into effect the same time A Youngstown the Youngstow Sheet Tube Co said increase to go into effect Monday have no yet been determined Other steel firms are expecle to make similar price adjust ments Ikes Message Although steel v producls var widely in price the new compos ite price will be an estimate a ton It is Ihe sixlh boost i as many years Last year Ihe in dustry hiked prices a ton The increase came just a da after President Eisenhower sai cf whHh has security commitdange Sss manTgement States or of the United meats in the China area ought labor show restraint wage an ot Ulld up lhe of price boosts WEARY SURVIVORS Part of the first group of survivors to be rescued from the Gulf coast town of Cameron wait for the Coast Guard boat bringing them out to dock at Lake Charles La Most were dazed or injured Cameron virtually was de stroyed by Hurricane Audrey FOLLY OF GRANTING RECOGNITION Communist Rule Passing the 4 J xu o Dulles further affirmed the US its potential enemy policy of refusing to trade with the Chinese Communists saying icy speech on Hed China since their primary desire is for maMarch 1954 It was prepared for chine tools electronic equipment delivery before the international Uulles rejected virtually every and in general what will help convention of Lions International rCUment for Reds produce tanks trucks plane arid ton to military JentJxsi Whatever others mav do DulCoasts others may do les said surely the United States this key issue of Asian policy Supreme Court Has Created Emergency in Law Enforcement Strike May Hit Cement Industry CHICAGO said Friday rthat the nations ce ment industry will be shut down completely nextweek if local con tract talks bring no agreements this weekend Toney Gallo general secretary treasurer of the United Cement Lime and Gypsum Workers Union said a spreading strike in thein dustry has been joined by about 4500 workers He listed 19 operations as WASHINGTON Gen Brownell told Congress Friday a graveemergency law enforce ment has resulted from the Su preme Court decision June 3 open ing secret FBI files to defendants in some criminal trials He urged legislation to restrict the sweep of the court decision To expose to jniblic light the complete FBI file in a case union official Brownell said would enable a de fendant to identify confidential informants And he said particularly in the internal security field this would cut off intelligence sources and in some instances endanger the lives of the inform PassTng Phase We can confidently baseour policies on thefcssumpticn that in ternational communisms rule of strict conformity is in China as elsewhere a passing and not a per petual phase Dulles said We owe it to ourselves and our allies andthe Chinese people to do all that we can to contribute to that passing He said thai the United States is constantly reviewing its poli cies with an open mind and without emotion except for a certain indignation at the pro longed abuse of American citizens in China to see whether some change in policy would speed the passing of Communist rule Then Dulles rejected arguments that the end of Communist rule would be promoted by I U S Chi nese trade and cultural relations 2 establishing diplomatic relations or 3 admitting the Reds to U N Sums Up He summed up policies are readily ants Brownell Testifies struck including PennDixie Corp all plants of acid said fur ther stoppages may occur Friday and Saturday if negotiations are abandoned on the local level The union bargains on an indus trywide basis with only one firm the Ideal Portland Cemept Co Struck plants listed includedernment by a Prosecution pst DPS Mninps m advanceof a trial The attorney generaltestified before a Senate Judiciary Sub committee in favor of legislation designed to allow only rele vant information from the FBI to be produced on the de mand of a defendant In the Jencks case on June 3 the Supreme Court held that a defendant is entitled to see FBI information supplied to the gov witness West Des Moines All About The Weather Mason City Saturday partly ify the procedure to be followed j rlAllHv clitfhflv urormnr uifh in annfvinff 3 1J cloudy y warmer with scattered thundershowers high in upper 70s Iowa Scattered showers and thunderstorms through Satur day Low Friday night in low 50s north to mid 60s south Minnesota Partly cloudy through Saturday with widely scattered thundershowers GlobeGazette weather data up to S a m Friday Maximum Thursday 72 Minimum Thursdaynight 57 At 8 a m Friday 66 Precipitation 04 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 78 Minimum 47 Brownell said he accepts the principle that a defendant may inspect a statement of a govern ment witness in order to im peach the witness credibility But he said there is an imme diate need for legislation to clar in applying such a principle Law Enforcement Otherwise the attorney gen eral said serious harm will be ai done to federal law enforceOf loyalty Rhode Island court has inter preted the Jencks case decision of four convicted victed of kidnaping on May 29 in Rhode Island have filed a mo tion demanding all reports of the scratched at the UUU1 FBI relating to the case as well of her 74yearold owner Thurs as any written or oral statements made to FBI agents by the par ents of the victim house Thiswas Dulles first niajor pol TJiillpc flpw liprp a nn tn 0ur ad justable to meet the requirements of changing conditions bul there are occasions when olhers and not we should provide the change Dulles address set forth four main arguments against recog nition of Red China by the United States 1 The people inside China who by the admission of Chinese Com munist Leader Mao Tsetung would like to change their quoted in an article ernment would be immensely discouraged 2 Millions of Chinese who live tended a price increase was who in nonCommunist nations unjustified and argued Eve ially in Southeast Asia would feel without raising prices and with that they had no choice except out obtaining greater output pe i MTV illl Mrtlir 4 T to turn to communism As it is u luui iu cuiifiiiUJiioiii rta ii IS now Dulles argued they look to steel is in a to increas Free China on Formosa its net from 348l millio Free China on Formosa 3 The Chinese Nationalist gov ernment on Formosa would feel crushed by its friend if the Officials in Washington had an ticipated a much higher increase possibly as much as to ton Most of them look the atti Hide thatthe increase might hav beenrworse but all agreed it wi necessary fo compensate for companyestimated 21cenfc hourl package wage increase effectiv Monday for the firms productio workers under a threeyear con tract withthe United Steelwork Not Inflationary Hood in Utah for the forma opening of a nitrogen byproduct plant in US Steels Columbia Geneva Division told newsme Thursday night Our price in crease has been the result of in flation rather than the cause inflation I do not feel that this pric increase itself should set off an other round of price and wage in creasesin industry Avery Adams president Jones Laughlin the nation fourth largest producer e pressed dissatisfaction with th amount of increase The price increase is grossl inadequate insofar as cbverin our total and anticipated cost in creases is concerned he said Consumers can look for th probability of higher prices o items made of steel Chief among industries directl affected by steel price increase are automobiles construction o and appliances Its likely man firms in these industries also wi increase prices There was no immediate com ment from the United Steelwork ers on the price increase Union Is Scapegoat USW President David J M July issue of the union pub cation Steel Labor had con man hour the corporation U profit dollars in 1956 to 437 million do lars in 1957 He said the steel industry w vo Ai 11 tlltS L v United States recognized thereekinS to make the union tb Reds Moreover this country js scapegoat for honor bound to give our slly to whom we are pledged by a mutu treaty a full measure bility of pricing have contributed 4 The governments of nonCom Brownell said that the way one munist countries in the Pacific and Southeast Asia would have their resistance to Chinese com it u u tt r men iu vninese com the result could be the freeing munism weakened by American convicted tax evader and recognition and thus the act would help international munism to score a com AH CHICKEN FEATHERSI BERLIN UP A pet bedroom hen door irrespons policies whic to the risin trend of prices for more than decade McDonald added Since the postwar is have been rounds of steel price increases There have been nine rounds wage increases These price in creases have yielded the industr more than S3in revenue for eac of wage increases Remembering this three fo one formula and noting the fan tastic growth of profits per em Hurricane Mounts to 104 WHERE TIDAL WAVES HIT Coastal marfinds in the Cameron area of Louisiana Friday lay under roll ing tidal waves in the wake of Hurricane Audrey Some estimates of the dead reached as high as 3000 and 4000 drowned West Germany in No Position on BONN Germany West Gerjnahy can under no circum stances give lhe Soviet Union a blanket promise to renounce atomic a government spokesman said Friday ChiefFelix von Eckhardt declared the question of equip ping West German soldiers with Aweapons is not immediate bu depends onthe outcome of the U N disarmament conference in London The Soviet Union demanded in a note delivered ih Moscow Thursday that West Germany promise not lo manufacture alomic weapons use them to equip army or permit any third power to stockpile them on West German territory RepeatsStatement Von Eckhardt repeated at a news conference the govern ments statement that West Ger many does not now possess A weapons and has not yet asked forthem That is what Bonn told the Russians in a note May 22 But in Thursdays reply the Kremlin dismissed this declara tion as election campaign propaganda Von Eckhardt said the Bonn government hoped for a positive result from the London confer ence which would remove the necessity for making any de cision on alomic armament for West Germany But he added the possibility of Nuclear Age Dud in Test Misfire at NevadaSite ATOMIC TEST SITE Nev The third misfire in the historj of atomic tests in Nevada mad a dud Friday of what would hav been the sixlh test in the 195 failure had to account which be taken inlo was why West series Germany cduld not now indi vidually surrender the right to arm with modern weapons in case of emergency Russian Accusation The Russians accused Bonn of pursuing a policy of obstruc tion toward the disarmament conference Von Eckhardt said such aninterpretation could not be accepted He pointed out West Germany was not directly rep resented at the London talks but had cooperated positively in lhe NATO Council for success of disarmament Defense Minister Franz Josef Strauss took a similar view say ing success or failure of world disarament negotiations would decide whether West Germany arms with atomic weapons Bulletins WASHINGTON S Dis trict Judge Charles F Mc Laughlin refused Friday to set aside contempt of Congress conviction which playwright Arthur Miller had attacked on the basis of recant Supreme Court rulings DES MOINES ff Commis JTT j si oner Leon Miller of the State ploye hour which accompanied Tax Commission said Friday these price increases only one Elmer Heckingur 34 will be ordered Marines evacuated fron trenches miles from ground swept inland zero 20 minutes after the devic failed to explore An AEC spokesman said me chanical failure was to blame and said there would be no fur ther try to detonate the device Friday Scientists will have to mount th 500foot tower cradling the devic and disarm it the AEC said Marines Ready When Hhour arrived at am Friday some 1900 Marines waited for the blast Afler the countdown reached one there Expect More Victims May Run to Thousands LAKE CHARLES La OftHur Audreys death toll stood it 104 Friday but unofficial iources estimated it would reach nto tho thousands Southwest Louis ijie particu larly Cameion appeared mrclest hit by the lOumilesn hour winds and huge tidal and accounted for 87 of the dead Four children from one family died near Pecan Island 20 miles east Cameron but five other members of the family reached safety By Ambulances and privaie and slateowned station wagons stood iy at Lake Charles to evaeunU ihe Cameron injured from boats lo hospitals There was no estimate of number hurt by the storm but It is expected to run high Property damage will runinto the million oC dollars One Cameron Parish deputy sheriff said he believed the death toll would reach 3000 to 4000 The Weather Bureau in Wash ington said Us latest reportsfrom the battered areaindicated200 ta 300 persons had been killed in Cameroni Audrey into isouthweit ouisiana Thursday Rescue CaplW LB1UPrice ot a New Orleans fescue boat that brought 400 refugees to Lake Charles earlier Friday said Cam eron Parish Sheriff 0 B Carter told him at least 200 persons art dead in Cameron f The death toll took another jum when Stephen Broussard 40year old oil field worker said three ot his children drowned the night They ranged in age from i years lo 9 months old The hurricane roared into Texas and Louisiana coasts Thursday and earlier reports said L8 were lost and presumed dead Some of the victims were dupli cated in Fridays reports witit the fatalities standing at 100 Marshlands 1 Weary rescue teams probed marshlands for victims or surviv ors Some reports j said were located floating on debris Deputy Sheriff D P Vincent of Cameron Parish was among 40 survivors brought in on the Coast Guard boat Blue Bonnet shorlly afler daybreak Friday He said The Atomic Energy Commission he believed 3000 lo 4000 drowned as the huge tidal was nothing to the dawn naa iiuumifc ijreaK me aawn j stillness but the drone of disiantidreds aircraft Long minutes passed as lhe Ma The report of 87 dead at Cam eron by police radio came after earlier toils placed the storms victims at 18 Five of the 18 were from Cameron Although there was noofficial estimate of casualties the Red Cross here said they knew of at least 1000 people in the Cameron area who did not evacuate as Au drey moved toward the coast Editors Estimate Ken Dixon managing editor of the Lake Charles American Press said he believed the fatalities would easily run into several hun Coast Guard Chief Boatswains isen as me AialMale EL who piloted rines crouched in their trenchesjthe Doal tnat in Vincent An AEG safely officer orderedand the othei survivors said them iiol to move Iwhen informed of Vincents esti mate Its hard to tell how many died So many people talk of los ing families of six or nine Another survivor on the Blue Finally the cause of the misfire was located and orders to evacu ate were given In Maneuver The Marines were to have taken part in a nuclear age verticle maneuver in the envelopment area After the misfire the AEC re leased this statement This mornings nondetonation was apparently caused by a fail ure of power to reach the device We believe there was a power circuit failure st the lower Aslhome Bonnet an old woman counting on her fingers said I lost all my six children The Red Cross disaster head quarters released a 12name cas ualty list five of which were from the Cameron hurricane Abel Lablanc a Negro whose two children are missing said 15foot tidal wave hit their big la single steel price increase by Gaorge Eischeid of Norwalk Ibeing organized Uermined ;