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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 20, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for BE HOME EDITION VOL 97 Tht Newspaper That Makes AM North I o wans Neighbors ud United Full MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH Te Copy Thto Paper Coaibu el Twe OM House Rejects Cigarette Vendor Bill Teachers at Conclave Here Speakers Present 2 Views By JIM COL LI SON GlobeGaiette Staff Writer At least North Iowa edu cators crowded into Roosevelt Fieldhouse Friday to hearChicago columnist Sydney J Harris blast away at the ad justment The teachersat the 37th an nual North Central District con vention earlier had heard Dr W W Eshelman take a some what different view The presidentelect of the Na tional Education Assn told the teachers that schools should provide an opportunity for boys and girls to develop a balanced Harris asked the question What is a school for He said teachers should be asking the public this question The American people never have been asked this question They probably would resent it if they were because it is a philosophical question and they prefer what they think are prac tical Harris said TEACHERS HAVE A HEART from an anatomical display Left to HE CONTINUED Because the teachers never have asked the question the public uses the school as a sort of trash can for all the contemporary odds and Visible proof that they a right are Jan Gerdes Jean Dolphin Jan contrary to what some pupils Bell and Robert Illirigsworth Mrs Bell may think is given by these Hampton lives at Hampton but teaches at Han teachers attending the convention in sell Mason City The heart in this case is Harris declared that the pub lic expects the schools to teach children how to blow their noses how to drive cars how to dance how to be aggressive how to be pleasant how to have good characters iow to develop their bodies To these things Harris said teachers would have to be scholars humanists social di rectors psychiatrists coaches high priests magicians proph ets and a parcel of other things I DO NOT think the school can do all these Harris declared and if it tries it will do none of them very Harris concluded that what the parents ttfday want from the school is adjustment for their child But he said adjust ment produces the inferior man rather than the common Earlier Dr Eshelman said that woodpeckers who are con stantly trying to tell people whats wrong with American schools are part of whats wrong with those schools What we need are people who are willing to stand up and say whats right with American pub lic he said One of the criticisms is that we lack intelligence Dr Eshel man said Then he added Why wouldnt we lack intelligence after three generations when we didnt want any eggheads Johnson Rites Set J 0 E Norma Haugen Johnson 71 died Thursday at her home here following a lingering illness Mrs Johnson born Jan 18 1888 in Northwood was the daughter of the late Rep Gil bert N Haugen congressman from the 4th District of Iowa 34 years He was coauthor of the McNaryHaugen Act Mrs Johnson also was active in politics She was second vice president of the Iowa Council of Republican Women from 1938 to 1940 delegateatlarge from Iowa to the 1940 national con vention and vice chairman of the Worth County Republican organization for many years She also was active in the Fed erated Clubs of Iowa and was a past state chairman of the junior membership committee Surviving Mrs Johnson are her husband a retired banker and businessman of Northwood a daughter Mrs C T Bergen Northwood a son Richard Northwood nine grandchildren and a brother Lauritz Haugen of New York and Florida Funeral services will be Sat urday at in the First Lutheran Church here preceded Mason City Snow developing Friday night possibly becom ing heavy with accumulations up to 4 inches or more Snow diminishing Saturday Colder through Saturday Lows Fri day night 20 to 25 Highs Sat urday 26 to 32 Iowa Snow injiorthwest becom ing heavy Friday night with accumulations up to 4 inches or more Snow diminishing Saturday Colder through Sat urday Lows Friday night 20 northwest to 32 southeast Highs Saturday 25 northwest to 35 southeast Increasing northerly winds Friday night 25 to 40 miles per hour caus ing blowing and drifting snow Iowa Told to Gird for Snow More snow ugh is forecast for Iowa despite springs of ficial opening Saturday The Weather Bureau reported Friday that the northwest half of the state could expect up to 4 inches or more new snow by Sat by a prayer service for the fam FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 2 o 6 degrees above normal Saturday through next Wednesday Nor mal highs are 49 north to 56 south Normal lows are 27 north to 33 south Cold first part of period a little warmer Sunday then a little colder first part of next week until a little warmer at midweek Precipitation will average 25 to 50 inches as snow north west and rain or snow south east at beginning of period and again the first of next week urday morning The snow prob ably will be accompanied by Meeting Held at Hospital WASHINGTON W In a rus tic mountain hideaway Presi dent Eisenhower and British Prime Minister Harold Mac mil Ian Friday opened a weekenc of conferences looking toward negotiations with the Soviet Union over the future of Ger many The two men arranged o fly by helicopter to Gamp David after a half hour meeting with Secretary of State John Foster Dulles at Waller Reed Army Hospital with cancer has been in the hospital since Feb 10 Their visit was more than a courtesy call During his stay at the hos pital Dulles has been keeping abreast of all developments cen tering around the Berlin crisis and the possibility of a Big Four summit conference later this year AT THE RUSTIC retreat in the Catoctin Mountains about 65 miles from Washington Eisenhower and Macmillan plunged into detailed discussions which will keep them occupied through Sunday Final talks probably will be held at the White House on Monday Working with each man were four advisers including Acting Secretary of State Christian Herter and British Foreign Sec retary Selwyn Lloyd Macmillan arriving from Ot tawa called for the develop ment of common policies tha combine firmness and reason TwoDay Debate AP Pholofax COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE Mrs John Bald win holding her three children can still muster a smile after nearly 20 hours in the hands of a kidnap er The children are Kenneth Susan and Danny Mrsl Baldwin called it a horrible but the kids didnt think so NO ONE HARMED Family Freed AMONG leaders THE chief Macmillan Allied Eisen strong northerly winds of 30 to 45 miles an hour Considerable drifting is expected SNOW ALSO is forecast for ily in the small chapel at DR ESHELMANS program The Rev Oscar Mikkclson wil for a confused world calls for a school atmosphere from kin dergarten through the university which provides a challenge for learning Dr Eshelman is supervising principal in Fort Washington Pa He automatically becomes president of the N E A next year Dr Preston Bradley pastor of the Peoples Church in Chi cago was on the afternoon pro gram His topic was Educa tion in the Modern THE REPRESENTATIVE As sembly which governs the North Central District was slated to meet at 9 but started 45 minutes later There were 80 representatives eligible to attend but it took nearly an hour to assemble 48 needed for a quorum The assembly elected three new board members John Smith Emmetsburg Mildred Alexander Fort Dodge and Beulah Hinton The board will meet at a later date to elect officiate and burial will be in Sunset Rest Cemetery Conner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements officers of the North Central District At least twothirds of those present were women Minnesota Heavy snow warn ing in south Windy High Sat urday 20 to 30 Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Alinimum 50 23 31 trace 40 23 Loss in Iowa Blaze central and southeast Iowa Fri day night From 2 to 4 inches was predicted for the Des Moines area Heavy snow or rain could bring further threats of floods Several streams already are running bankful from the rapid thaw of last weeks snow HIGHWAY 52 north of Du buque was closed Thursday night when waters of the Little Maquoketa River flowed over the road bed Chunks of ice were moved off the highway by snow plows and the road was reopened to traffic early Frida morning Highway 14 also was blocke for a time during the night b overflow waters from a sma creek north of Marshalltown Some highways in the Hamp ton and Cedar Falls area als were covered by flowing wate from nearby streams but th highways remained open Proposed Change in Iowa Income Tax Law Shelved DES MOINES The Sen ate on a narrow 2720 vote Fri day sent back to committee a bill which would have revised the state income tax to base ii on the federal exemption STORM LAKE W Damagelaw MRS J O E JOHNSON SIGNED INTO LAW DES MOINES UPI Gov Herschel C Loveless Thursday signed info law a bill to appoint nstead of elect members to the Iowa Commerce Commission was estimated at a quarter of a million dollars or more from a fire the Farm ers Elevator early Friday The fire was discovered about 3 and Storrn Lake firemen had it under control two hours later Firemen managed to gain control of the flames before they reached the bulk storage tanks of five major gasoline firms The fire destroyed two ete vator buildings and caused ex tensive damage to a third con taining bushels of corn valued at about The elevator firm lost all of its equipment The motion to rerefer the bill to the Tax Revision Committee came after Sen Jack Miller RSioux chief sponsor of the measure said he was in formed Thursday afternoon that his bill might mean a loss of revenue to the state of a year Miller originally estimated that his bill would bring about in revenue into state coffers The error made in this Miller said was an honest mistake There are no political implications regarding Lhe information supplied by the Tax i hower German Chancellor Kon rad Adenauer and French Presi dent Charles de Gaulle there was no evidence of any disagree ment on the need for firmness in facing up to the Soviet chal lenger over Berlin The govern ments of all four have pro claimed their intention to pre serve their rights and their ac cess to West Berlin under the threat of Communist blockade and the danger of war One of the points at issue is a possibility of following up the foreign ministers session with a summit conference Takes Own Life in Pressure Chamber TUCSON Ariz W An air man sealed himself inside a highaltitude test chamber set for feet then ripped off his oxygen mask to commit sui cide at Davis Monthan Air Force Base The body of the airman Walter M Moore 19 Anniston was found in the chamber March 9 Details of the death were released Friday by the Air Force CHARLESTON W Va ft A 29yearold mother and her three children pawns in an exconvicts mad scheme against a formercellmate were rescued by state police after being held captive for 20hours Richard A Payne 23 surrendered late Thursday at a road block near Logan 70 miles south of here after firing two shots at trailing police He had planned to use Mrs John Baldwin and her children as a wedge to force the release of Burton Junior Post from the state penitentiary Payne had vowed vengeance and death on Post and threatened torture and death to his hostages if his demands wer met The men were eel mates for 17 months of Payne Alvin PLEASE Answer the Call DURBAN South Africa W youths from the Durban YMCA Friday claimed they had packed themselves into a telephone booth to set a record in the new international craze When they were all packed in the phone rang None of the human sardines was in a position to answer it Students in Britain started the stunt and got 18 in a booth Nineteen schoolboys did if in Bufawayo Southern Rhodesia Then 22 students at St Marys seven years m prison Payne was released from prison eight days ago Now the sallow heavylidded young man faces kidnaping charges He was held at Kanawba County Jail IN JAIL Payne stuck to his story of why he kidnaped the 29yearold mother and her chil Iren from their home in nearby Charleston Wednesday South ight He said he wanted them as ostages to force the release of lis onetime cellmate Burton unior Post 31 from the peni entiary so that he could kill the record ost Despite the threats in his College in California claimed macabre note Payne did not harm his captives I couldnt have killed them after I got to know he said later It was the most horrible ex perience I ever Mrs Bald win said I guess it could have been worse though After all he was nice to all of us and never tried to hurt SAME IN FACT Payne came out second best with Mrs Baldwin Before the kidnap car ever got out of South Charleston Wednes day night Mrs Baldwin whis pered to her older son to slip her a hammer from beneath the seal She hit Payne two solid blows on the head with it It didnt seem to make him too mad He took the hammer away from me and said I couldnt hurt him He said hed ieen hit in the head so much it didnt make any Mrs Baldwin related Said Payne She had a lot of spunk as you know from the hole in my AP Photofax PEARL SUZETTE Little Suzette DuBois 7 Tor ranee who interrupted the family dinner to an nounce Mama theres a bead in my oyster displays the peasized pearl she was talking about Her parents plan to have itset in a ring for her Camp Fire Girls CoFounder Dies PALM Fla Mrs Grace Gallatin Seton 83 author explorer and cofounder of the Camp Fire Girls died at icr home here Thursday of a heart attack of Sacra mento she married the Thompson Seton an authority on Indian iore and wild life in 1896 With her husband she explored remote areas of China India Africa and South America and wrote many ar ticles travels In 1910 she and Seton founded the Camp Fire Girls Influence of Rackets Told DBS MOINES MV After two days of debate over the possibility of racketeer control of cigarette vending machines the Iowa House Friday killed a measure to permit sale arettes through such machines in Iowa The vote on the measure which had passed the Senate on Feb 5 6541 against pas sage The bill now could be revived only by House approval of a motion to reconsider the vote THROUGH THE long debate which started Thursday and continued through Friday horn ing opponents trumpted their fears that legalizing the ma chines would open th6 door to gangster control of the cigarette business Proponents of the measure protested as a pro posal to legalize the machines is so loaded with tight controls that racketeers would find it impossible to muscle They contended racketeering in the vending machine business in other states as documented by the U S Senate Rackets In vestigating Committee couldnt have happened under a law such as is proposed for Iowa Rep Elroy Maule ROriawa said the issue is not whether racketeers will Iowa Irbecause they are already HE SAfD he found numerous establishments in Des Moines already have been approached about placing vending machines in their establishments He said tlie promoters have offered to supply the machine pay for the license and provide the cigar ettes all in the name of the establishment In return the owner of the establishment would receive five per cent of the gross he said Rep Casey Loss DAlgona aid the bill has the blessing of tie Iowa attorney general and be chief of the Bureau of Crim nal Investigation I think it is the racketeers vho want this bill defeated so s to leave them free to carry n with the slot machines and Iher types of vending machine already have in Iowa with out any Loss said I think this is a good bill and should be REP DON K 1MB ALL R Fayette was sharply questioned by Rep Clark McNeal RBel mond about a newspaper inter view in which Kimball had said he was informed a carload of vending machines already have come into Iowa and are ware housed in Des Moines Kimball was quoted as saying he had concluded the firm to which the machines were assigned was a front for Chicago Kimball said he had received this information from a Team sters Union member who helped unload the machines but de clined to name his informant The Senate meanwhile passed on a 3217 vote a bill to establish a maximum speed limit of 60 on the states secondary roads The amended bill now goes back to the House for approval The bill calls for a reason able or proper speed but not greater than 60 at any the measure how ever county boards of super visors can lower limits if a traffic and safety survey by the Iowa Highway Commission so indicates on certain stretches of road Car Goes Off Road Olin Motorist Dies ANAMOSA Ons rud 33 Olin was killed Thurs day when his car wentout of control crashed through a wooden guard rail and plunged into swollen Bear Creek about miles east tf here ;