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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 25, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for CITY GLOBE VOL 97 The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors Presi tod PrM Full Wire MASON CITY MARCH 25 7c coiuiiU of Four HOME EDITION Ml Legislature Takes Up Hottest Items Summit Meeting Best Alternative n Senate OK for Nicholas Gets State Road Post DES MOINES con troversial appointment of for mer Lt Gov William H Nich olas to the Iowa Highway Com mission was confirmed by the Senate Tuesday The Mason City Republican replaces Chris Lar sen Sioux City Repub lican for a fouryear term be ginning next July 1 Nicholas a turkey raiser served as lieutenant governor in 1951 and 1957 THE SENATE went into ex ecutive sessionto confirm Nich olas The action was taken on a unanimous vote There had been reports that several legislators opposed the a p p ointment because Nich olas would be represent ing the same con gressional dis trict as Rob ert Brice Wa terloo Demo Some 1 e g i s 1 ators also opposed the appoint ment because NICHOLAS they felt that Nicholas as a state party leader should not accept the job from a Demo cratic governor Herschel Love less r THE HIGHWAY Commission job pays a year Nicholas is the fifth and last Highway Commission appointment made by the Governor thus far this session Two other Loveless appoint ments to the commission are pending before the Senate and the outlook is that after July 1 three Democrats will control the commission Not only that but all five mem bers of the new commission will be Loveless appointees a coin cidence occurring the first time since the commission was in creased to five members in 1927 Under state law Loveless could name no more than three AP Photofax ITS MY FOOT DAGNABIT Spry James Coop er 101 Huntington W is in the hospital for the first time When a doctor started examininghis chest he exclaimed Theres nothing wrongwith my heart its my foot thats Cooper says he hasnt been sick a day in his life doesnt wear glasses and still has allof his natural teeth Congress Hearing Recess Democrats Praise Record WASHINGTON Senate preparing for the Easter recess of Congress was set Wednesday to approve a threemonth extension of Hie e m e rgency unemployment compensation program Final action on the jobless pay measure will allow the legislators to take their first break in the 86th Congress after 11 weeks of record work Senate passage would send the bill back to the House for swift transmittal to President Eisenhower before benefits ex pired April 1 for idle The vote was due to trigger a rush of Senate and House members on their 10day Eas ter Democrats with JL heavy majority inboth houses of Congress looked with pride on their legislative record to date Before taking off for Texas Monday night Senate Demo cratic Leader Lyndon B John son said was a rare achievemen for the preEas ter period c ny Congress The Senate has passed Ha waiian statehood a draft law extension housing airport construction world bank ex Ike Still Wary of Results Must Deal With Nikita WASHINGTON Eisenhower said Wednesday he believes the Western Allies will have to meet at the summit with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to get any sort of valid agreement on German problems But no one is going to com mand the United States and the other Western powers to show up at toplevel conferences the President told a news confer ence emphatically The Allies will not be bluffed or blackmailed into going to the summit he said Eisenhower thus said anew although indirectly that his at tendance at any summit meet ing will be contingent on prog ress at an earlier conference of EastWest foreign ministers Mason City Rain changing to snow Wednesday night ending Thursday Colder Wednesday night lows 2630 Highs Thurs day 3540 Iowa Rain southeast rain changing to snow elsewhere colder most sections Wednes day night lows 26 northwest to 36 southeast Rain and snow ending Thursday highs 3542 Further part House Debates Liquor Redistricting Plans Heard ly cloudy with temperatures below normal Minnesota Snow flurries cold er High Thursday around 35 Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average about 5 degrees below normal Thursday through next Monday Normal highs are 50 north to 57 south Normal lows are 29 north to 35 south Cold the first part of period followed by a slow warming trend Precipitation will average 20 to 50 an inch most of it occurring THE PRESIDENT was asked specifically whether he at taches any conditions to meet ing at the summit with Khrush chev and this countrys West ern Albes i At the time of Eisenhowers talks last w e e k with British Prime Minister Harold Mac millan there were reports from British quarters that Eisen hower had agreed uncondition ally to go to a summit meet ing Wednesday t h e President noted that the reply of the West ern Allies to a March 2 Soviet note regarding a summit con ference with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization That re ply he added will be made Wednesday day night and Thurs DES MOINES Iowa House raised the curtain Wed nesday on what Rep Riley Dietz RWalcolt called a one two or threeact farce dealing with liquor by the drink Discussion of the controver sial issue started with the House resolving itself into a committee of the whole to thresh out what the legislators consider the best possible But it was the consensus tlia when all the argument w done the bill whatever its fina form stood little chance of pa sage THE DEBATE was witnesst by a standing room only crow which packed the galleries an overflowed onto the House floor In a prologue Rep ilowar Reppert DDes the Iowa liquor situation a present wretched and deplor GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 49 Minimum 33 At 8 a m 35 pansion and area soon and any conditions ment bills and voted to lib eralize its antifilibuster rule Democrats The other Repub lican nomination still pending in the Senate is that of Jo S Stong Keosauqua to succeedj Robert K Beck Centerville ALSO PENDING is the ap pointment of Harry J Bradley Des Moines Democrat to sue DeGaulle Hurls Stern Warning at Russians PARIS UPI President Charles de Gaulle served notice on Russia Wednesday that if passage to West Berlin is blocked the Soviet troops stationed in Germany would have the Western powers to deal De Gaulle speaking at the first news conference ever given by a French chief of state plunged directly into the question of Berlin with a summi be disclosed in to say that his in connection meeting will that note He went on convictions concerning a sum mit conference have been known for years and that he never has changed them and he doesnt expect to change them unless something cataclysmic de velops Slight Drop in Costs pf Living WASHINGTON UPI Liv ing costs dipped slightly in Feb ruary because of some lower food prices the government re ported Wednesday The Labor Departments con sumer price index slipped one tenth of a point from its Janu ary reading of to a Febru ary level of The index i based on 100 as a 194749 aver age At this level the index was per cent higher than a year ago the smallest 12month in crease in three years but stil He have given said rise current to key law club THAT WAS AN obvious allu ion to his statements as re ently as a week ago that he More than 600 newsmen from all over the world attended The crisis opened by Soviet Russia in connection with Ber n ls the world heavy De Gaulle said He said the Moscow diploma txO LW JU V 1 Jl ceed Russell Lundy Des Moines tlc offensive posed three major Republican j questions Brice is a holdover member POSSIBILITY of meas would go to a summit meeting if developments in the mean time should warrant it The President said it is per fectly clear that Khrushchev is the only man with sufficient au thority to negotiate for the So viet Union with the West and he highest ever February reading Only small changes in the in dex probably upward were predicted for the next few months Food prices last month fell per cent Principal reduc tions were in pork eggs and coffee which he called subterfuges t evade the law and added tha these clubs present law officer with an impossible enforcemen situation Reppert said he knows man legislators have received letter from well meaning people ar guing against any change in ou liquor laws and said the writ ers would be correct if low actually were as dry as it j nominally They say changing the law would make liquor more avail able to minors and this woult be true if we did not have some outlets known as key clubs where minors can get liquor Reppert said HE SAID the objectors also contend liquor by the drink would increase the number of drunk drivers on the roads But statistics show he said that Iowa now has almost twice as many drunk driving arrests as Dietz chief sponsor of one of the two main liquor bills before the House said his plan calls for local option elections by counties before a liquor by the drink system can be established for this reason PREMIER KASSEM Baghdad Pact Looking for New Name LONDON The Baghdad Pact was in the market for a new name Wednesday following Iraqs withdrawal from the supported antiCommunist alli ance Premier Abdel Karim Kassem formally pulled bis country out of the alliance Tuesday in a move seemingly designed to please both the panArab follow ers of President Gamal Abdel Nasser of the United Arab Re public and the Soviet The alliance took its name from the Iraqi capital where the pact was signed in 1955 by Iraq Iran Pakistan Turkey and Britain The other four gov ernments and the United States already had written off Iraq as a military ally Kassem had boycotted ail Left by Downs Vowed to Take Wifes Life By DAVE DALE Stiff Writer If she haid just came back to me this wouldnt happen but she wont it is rong I cant have her no one This is the gist a message dotted with misspellings that Earl William Downs 28 wrote before firing four bullets into the body of his estranged wife Wanda also He then turned his 38 caliber revolver on him self The murder and suicide Tues day at Nursing where ended the Rose Home 220 Mrs Downs the couples V Norris 5th worked unhappy since hiss revolutionists over threw the proWestern mon archy last July and the alli ances headquarters are now in Ankara the Turkish capital I felt that as long as we do not have reapportionment in owa and the voice of the people cannot be effectively heard that should introduce a bill to get ou to give us in the larger ities and border counties what ve think we need in the way of iqtior ish a treatment center for ale lolics THE AMMENDMENT was op osed by Rep John Duffy D who argued that th Ian would require such a cen er to be supported only b liose counties which vote fo quor by the drink Key clubs and gentlemen lubs in dry counties wouldn onlribute and I feel thats very Duffy said Let the ry counties take care of their wn The Senate meanwhile tackled the complex reappor tionment problem Wednesday After nearly three hours of work on the issue the Senate had sev en different plans before it along with a host of ammendmenls The Senate agreed Wednesday to go ahead with disposal of the amendments before taking up the actual proposals It was urther agreed that after Wed marriage of some four months DOWNS GAVE his reasons for the act in a note written in ink on a page in the couples wedding book The message was found among Mrs Downs be ongings stored in the basement of the nursing home It was in that basement that their final argument leading to the murder and suicide began Rose Warner a nurse em ployed by Mrs Norris for the last six years said Earl and married last Nov 14 and thai they separated about a month ago Mrs Downs was head nurse under Mrs Norris and was tops in seniority with eight years atthe nursing home Her friends there called her a good kind C h r is n It was some two years ago that Downs a native of Osce ola came to Mason City He at the nursing home DOWNS MRS DOWNS s an orderly and lere until about a remained year ago ccording to Mrs Norris DESCRIBED BY new him as having the rength of a Downs an xMarine also was said to make it stick lesser status have to be on Any Russian ol he said would the telephone to and Harold J Teachout Shen andoah Democrat was ap earlier to the late Cecil Malone of Atlantic pointed and this year as confirmed successor ures which would obstruct the movements of American British and French military elements between West Berlin and the Rain Snow for lowans Showers spread across Iowa Wednesday and indications were the rain would become mixed j Western zone of Germany jwjth snow in the northwest sec The Senate also confirmed the of the Germn peojtion of the state reappointment of George pie which would be posed by the j The Weather Bureau said the Hartman Ames to a sixyearjsparation of Germanyinto twojrain probably would change to term on the Iowa Natural Restatcs Snovv OVer much of the sources Council Appointment of disarmament in was expected to see Active immediately Cowles J Justin Rogers Spirit a zone essentially envelopinglan end of the snow in the north to the council was confirmed j Germany Swest and of the rain in the south Marshall Jewell Onawa Rej east DE GAULLE rejected any publican was to lhat France By early Wednesday about a sixyear appointment ou thejiooking for advantages in of nch State Board of Social Welfare many similar to those which thcifallcn ln the Counci1 Bluffs area Moscow all the time checking with Khrushchev Sports Bulletin MINNEAPOLIS UPI Ozzie Cowles head basketball coach at the Uni versity of Minnesota since 1948 resigned Wednesday ef He will receive a year Otho Youth Killed In Auto Accident Soviets were seeking It is not our hc Cooler weather over the enlirej jsfate was the outlook who came to Minnesota from the University of Michigan had just completed one of the most disastrous seasons of hit career IN TUNE WITH TIMES GLASGOW Scotland J Henderson an nounced Wednesday that he The House adopted an amendfnesdays session the vanousjieavjng Higher prices were reportedjment proposed by Rep Merlelplans and amendments would for household fuels some fresh vegetables medical care gaso line shop and barber services and beauty Hagedorn DRoyal providingjbc reprinted in an effort to clear that five per cent of the revenue up some of the apparent con from sale of liquor by the drinklfusion regarding the reappor would go into a fund to establionment proposals lave a violent temper After ic nursing home he is known to have worked at va rious odd jobs He was unem ployed recently FORT DODGE 17year Europe old youth wasdead and four He said he had received said The presentday Germany Jnursday does not menace us in any Highest temperatures Tuesday jplans to deliver a series of ser It constitutes one of the from 77 degrees at Burmons based on song titles from tial elements of the life Oflington down to 49 at Fair The first ofl the series will be entitled Get elements of the life Ofjlington down to 49 and the entire Wednesdays other persons were in a hospital here Wednesday as the result of a headon collision of two as lows were from 39 at Sioux Citv and La a O on surances from Chancellor Konimom to 33 al Dubuque rad Adenauer of West Germany Me to the Church on and Italian Premier Antonio Thursdays lows are due to bei 26 in the northwest to 40 in the cars near Tuesday night Segni that their policies iriiinri in thn apmdent on a Wcbthn tjamn ac thncr Af The Weather Bureau said the snowjnelt in the upper Cedar Killed in the accident on a Wcbjthe same as those of France ster County blacktop road was Bruce Chase Otho He was rid ing in a car with Mr and Mrs Robert Ewing and Mrs Ewings sister Roberta Phillips Gene rural Fort Dodge in the second car Officers said the front ends of both cars were caved in Stanek of was alone f WERE COVERED ANDALUSIA Ala local Kiwanis Club purchased a rain insurance policy for anoutdoor circus which went into effect at 6 Tuesday Rain fell al oclock Kiver basin had failed to pro duce the expected rises in the stream level There will be additional rises in the river the bureau said but indications are that stage readings will be below flood stage at all points i SAME TOO MUCH BOAT Henry Gonser kevis Mantua N had a problem He wanted to build a 36foot cabin cruiser but hisgarage was only 24feet long So he did thingsthe easy way he let AP Photofax 12 feet stick put the end of the garage It didnt bother him a bit and he made fast headway but the sight has been stopping traffic Somehow the friendship which Downs and Wanda had formed flowered and turned into mar riage last November t In early December however j Downs was arrested by Mason City police for assault and bat itery The arrest was made on iin information filed by Wanda vho claimed he had beat her When the case came to court though it was dismissed It was about a month ago according to Miss Warner that fhe Downses separated Since fhen Mrs Downs had lived at Dougherty and he at 627 8th S E i LAST SATURDAY night Downs was arrested forintoxi cation He was released the next day and his bond was for feited in Police Court Never however had he been in serious trouble since coming to Mason City according to the police He had a record of several ar rests but ali were for minor of fenses At least two persons reported fter the murdersuicide that Miey had talked toDowns Tues lay morning and that he said he was leaving town He report edly told one person that he was on his way to the nursing home to tell Wanda and goodbye The house was filled with some 22 elderly patients and several employes when DOWM ;