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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 14, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NSWSPAPERTHAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXII1 Associated and United Prus Full Lease Wires Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 14 1957 Paper o Two No Ill Milli ion Do Rain Covers N Iowa Britain Orders End to Gas Rationing LONDON is end ing gasoline rationing Wednes day Power Minister Lord Mills announced this development re flecting the easing of an oil shortage born of the Suez crisis He made the statement Tues day hi the House of Lords Rationing was imposed last Dec 17 after blocking of the SuezCanal and sabotage of piplines through Syria had slowed deliveries of Middle East oil The average British limited to coupons good for only 200 miles of driv ing a month With the governments con sent British tankers and ers carrying vital cargoes of oil and raw materials headed to ward the Suez Canal once more after Jsix months of plying the long costly route around the tip of South America Petrol gasoline stocks in this country are at a satisfactory Lord Mills said and now that interim arrangements have been made for the resump tion of British traffic through the canal the government has decided petrol rationing can be brought to an end Shipowners quickly followed Haloid MacMil lans end the Suez ban an nouncement in the House of Commons Monday with orders for their vessels to change course ou the high seas and steam towards the canal Macmillan told Parliament British ships could now use Ihe waterway on Egypts terms but paying transit foes in sterling instead of the dollars originally demanded by Egyptian Presi dent Nasser Oust BeckTeamsters Told Affiliate of Union in Statement Becks Kin Is Located WASHINGTON Team Asters Unions public relations1 ad visers were reported Tuesday to have recommended ouster of the union President Dave Beck The recommendations were before a union committee in session Tues day Tony Smith head of the unions news bureau said bis public rela tions firm Allied PublicRelations Associates has submitted a re port to the union which makes specific recommendations of what we feel is Best for the union from a public relations stand point Smith would give details But the report wasUinderstood to include a recommendation thai Beck quit the helm of them million member Teamsters or ganization To Seek ReElection Becks present fiveyear term as Teamsters president ends later this year He has said he will be a candidate for reelec tion The public relations recom mendations were being consid ered by a special fiveman com mittee of the Teamsters Genera Executive Board The committe was named six weeks ago to dea with the problem of Becks sus pension as a vice president of th AFLCIO and as a member o the AFLCIO Executive Council At the Capitol meantime th staff of theSenateRackets In vestigating Committee indicate it will bring Norman Gesser husband of Becks wifes niece t Washington soon for testimony Gessert sought for questionin for nearly two months was foun and served with a subpoena Mon day night at Ellenburg Wash Gessert has been linked in testi mony by witnesses at the Senate hearings to various financial deal ings by Beck Seek Dave Jr committee is still trying to locate Dave Beck Jr some others who were in on Becks fi nancial dealings An afternoon committee session was ticketed for inquiry into whether Beck gave favored treathis attorneys raent to trucking firms which helped get him a personal loan Robert F Kennedy committee counsel said he expected to ask AJphons Landa Washington coun sel for the Fruehauf Trailer Co about a series of office memos written by Arthur Condon anoth er lawyer in the same firm Copies of Condons memos with Landa marked in were given reporters Monday afternoon after Roy Fruehauf president of the trailer manufacturing firm said he didnt know anything about them The memos related that other trucking firms involved in a 1955 New England area Teamsters strike were critical of Fruehauf Beck and Bert Seymour presi dent of Associated Transport Inc a big New York trucking firm Condon is general counsel of the Independent Advisory Committee of the Trucking Industry a trade group to promote trucking inter ests Beck heads the committee and Fruehauf and Seymour are members About The Weather AP Wirephoto ARRIVES FOR Miller is ac companied by his attorney Joseph Raub Jr as he ar rives at Federal District Court hrWashington for trial on contempt charges Miller Goes on Trial for Contempt WASHINGTON UP Playwright Arthur Miller husband of actress Vlarilyn Monroe went on trial Tuesday bii contempt of Congress charges Millers attorneys waived a jury rial and the case will be decided by U S DistJudge Charles F McLaughlin As the trial got under waythe judge said the issueshave been clarified by his rulings on pre trialmotions This he said lef the ques tions Miller refused to answer before1 the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities last June 21 were pertinent to an inquiry the committee was conducting The prosecvitor Asst U S Atty William Hitz said pertinentywa the principal issue and Joseph L Rauh Jr one of Millers attor neys agreed with this But Rau said he intended to raise othe legal issues including constitu tionality of the indictment Miller 41flanked by his attor neys arrived at the courthous half anhour early The lanky prizewinning playwright w a dressed in subdued suit white shirt and dark blu tie While waiting for court t open he chatted animatedly wit rlason City Partly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday with occasional light Tues day night Little temperature change Low Tuesday night near 50 High Wednesday 65 owa Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday with scat tered light showersl mostly north portion Tuesday night Little change in temperature Low Tuesday night 4550 north west about 55 southeast Minnesota Mostly cloudy show ers GlobeGazette weather data up o 8amTuesday Maximum Monday 60 Minimum Mondaynight 54 At 8am Tuesday 5ff Precipitation 175 inches YEAR AGO Maximum 86 Minimum 45 Budget for Missiles Is Defended President in RadioTV Talk WASHINGTON President Eisenhower was quoted Tuesday as saying he would not want to assume any responsibility for the safety of the country if Congress slashes his spending proposals for aircraft and guided missiles House Republican Leader Mar tin of Massachusetts told report ers about Eisenhowers stand er the weekly meeting between the President and GOP congres sional chiefs Referring to reports that the Democraticcontrolled House Ap propriations is consid ering severe7 in the adminis trations request for funds Martin said The President said he would not want to assume any responsi bility for the safety of the coun ROOF Smith head custodian at Hoover School in Mason City and Charles Kraft public school chief engineer check damage to the school roof after the chimney was struck by lightning Water was running down into the furnace room kitchen and corridor connecting the new south wing Because of the danger of fallingdebris from the shattered chimney the school was closed Tuesday The roof was damaged structurally and will have to be repairedthis summer following temporary repairs Miss Monroe remained in New York In a twohour opening state ment Hitz said the House com mittee had information that Mil er had been a member of the Communist Party from 1943 at east until 1947 Family of 5 Burned in Trailer Blaze MADRID Iowa fam ily of five Tuesday was burned one of them critically when a stove exploded in their trailer on the Des Moines River near here Marcel Cunningham 34 Des Moines was taken to Boone County Hospital in critical condi tion with burns on the upper part of her body and face Her hus band James 54 suffered severe and lesser The three Cunningham children Joyce 16 Joan 13 and Johnny 3 were treated for burns on the arm land face but were released Congress Insists on Million Postal Budget Cut WASHINGTON Tuesday insisted on a million cut in the postal budget despite threats of new service reduc tions The Senate Monday night assed the Housecut Post Office Jepartment budget and returned t to the House for approval of a minor amendment The money passed by he Senate this for 53884927000 to operate the Post Office Treasury departments and the U S Tax Court during he next fiscal year Summerfield had warned tha i the bfll were passed withou restoration of the cuts he would lave to reduce postal service in July Moreover he said he migh need an extra million try if cuts were made of any sub stantial nature in missiles and aircraft RadioTV Appeal Eisenhower gave the Republi can leaders what amounted to a preview of his radioTV appeal to the nation at CST Tues day in defense of his 000 budget In advance of the White House session two Senate leaders said Eisenhowers appeal to the nation Tuesday night might come too late to stem the economy tide in Congress Chairman Bridges NH of the Senate Republican Policy Com mittee said he thinks Eisenhow ers TVradio address will have some influence in whipping up support for Jus spending budget Great Pressure But I dont think the Presi Tests Studied 24Hour Total Fall Is 175 School Hit by Lightning An ineht and threequar tors of raiii fell in violent weather over North Iowa Monday and early Tuesday in the greatest rainfall in a 24hour period since last July It was a million dollar raiit for farmers gardeners and turf buildcts alike who have been battling powderdry s o i 1 all spring Violent electrical disturbances accompanied Ihe rain Lightning sUuck throughout the area and caused half of Mason Citys and all of Clear Lakes power lines to be out of service for about 2V4 hours The lightning also struck the chimney on Herbert Hoover School in Mason City leaving it so shattered that school was dis missed for the day The wrecked chimney will be knocked down into the school yard during the day Principal Dale Nebel Said and classes be resumed Wednesday morning Roof Punctured No damage was done to any classroom section of the school Nebel said The kitchen roof was punctured but the principal said lunch would be served as usual on Wednesday Ray Smith the schools head WASHINGTON WVSecretary of State Dulles rejecting any idea of aneutralized zone dividing Germany said Tuesday it might be UUSVOQian was in Vtte easier to set up disarmament toils with RUSSIA in the arctic unijer the cmmney Ihatriii ntt ciMtfvnt custodian was in the furnace STILL HANGING con crete cap on the Hoover School chimney still hangs in place despite the shattering of the brick work below it by light ning A crane was brought in Tuesday to knock the dam aged chimney into the school yard so classes could be re sumedWednesday Dulles told a news conference many problems sjnd pitfalls arc involved in working out a pilot agreement for an arms control sys tern asapplied to some European areas He said that State Department thinking now is primarily con cerned with arctic territory and other sparsely settled regions Furthermore Dulles argued that such an area if ngroed on could be very useful in sions because inspection includ ing aerial photography would cover regions from which atomic attacks might be launched by either of the great powers against the other Dulles made these other points in response to reporters ques tions 1 American newspapers and lents appeal will be sufficient to urn the tide Bridges said The pressure for economy in govern ment is increasing and it is my udgment Congress is going to cut his budget substantially Sen Mansfield of Montana as sistant Democratic leader said le thinks Eisenhower has waited oo long in his appeal for budget burns on his hands burns on his face upport He is up against an ava anche Mansfield said Davenport Crash Is Fatal to Two DAVENPORT UP Beryl Weeks 31 Muscatine and Har vey It were killed Monday night when their cars collided on US 6i just west of here Both men were alone in their cars at the time of the accident at about 11pm The collision oc curred on a slight curve and the two cars were traveling in op posite directions Hardins car apparently hit Weeks car broad side wire services might rely on for eigners to get information out of Red China for them Dulles said the US government which has objected to visits to Red China by American newsmen would have no responsibility for pro tecting foreign nationals Test Ship 2 The United States would not oppose Israels announced ihten tion to send a test ship to the Suez Canal and it would not ap prove any action by Egypt to keep the canal ship from using the Senate Committee in Kohler Probe Order WASHINGTON Senate Rackets Committee said Tuesday it has launched a preliminary in vestigation of the sometimes vio lent neversettled strike against the Kohler Co Kohler Wis Chairman McCJellan DArk and Sen Mundt a member said staff investigators have been assigned to the probe which may lead to public hearings later By these two negatives Dulles appeared to give tacit US okay for the Israel test plan and to put the United States in opposi tion to any action against it by Egypt fc Modern Weapons 3 The United States is consid ering introduction of more mod ern weapons into South Korea Dulles in effect said the armistice agreement barring replacements except when they are the sam type as already in Korea is ou of date and needs sensible inter pretation He also said the Rec Chinese have been violating it b Youth Admits He Strangled Tot CHICAGO 3yearold girl vas strangled and buried under he front porch of her home Mon day and police said a 14yearold neighbor boy admitted the crime shortly after the childs body was ound early Tuesday Capt Robert Ryan deputy chief of t he uniformed police said the youth Lawrence Larry Madsen admitted he strangled ise Jorgensen in his basement apartment and hid the body Ryan quoted Madsen as saying hhad lured the girl into his bed room Monday afternoon to play records for her They lived in the ame apartment building on the citys northwest side She started crying Ryan quoted the boy Something un controllable came over rhe I dont know why I did it but I look off my tie tied it around her neck and strangled her S h e turned blue Madsen further relayed Ryan said he disrobed the girl but did not molest her sexually and then carried her through a window from the basement into an en closure under the front porch He buried the girl in about six inches of soft dirt and threw a rug over off electrical switcheswhen lightning struck The concussion threw him back against a wooden cabinet He was stunned tempor arily but otherwise unhurt Three women working in tha kitchen were unharmed sincerno debris came through the ceiling although it was punctured by tha falling bricks The women were Rose Kasik Mrs Ray Smith and Mrs Art Cooling Most North Iowa points re ported total rainfall of approxi mately 175 inches although aa unofficial reading at Thompson revealed 275 inches by noon Tues day Forest City had 174 Esthcr ville 150 and Spencer an even inch Heavy Fall Last July 31 the northern sec tion of the state received 321 inches in a single periodJ It was during that month that aj total of 846 inches felltosave North Iowa from the drought that hit other parts of the The heavy rain Monday lahd Tuesday soaked in by mois uiiui mi a introducing jet planes into North the dirt He then returned to his room and finished his schoo aomework The girls clothing was found in a box of toys in Madsens room The boy was held without charge for further questioning Korea 4 It would be a very great mis fortune in the administrations view if the Senate refused ap proval of US membership in the proposed International Atomic Energy Agency which President Eisenhower took the lead in form ing AP Wirephoto PRINCIPALS IN Harold Trimble 61 nationallyknown chest specialist was shot and killed as he left his Oakland Calif office Monday night and police were holding S Sydney Klass 53 as the slayer Klass reportedly blamed the specialist for the suicide of his wife three years ago U S Refuses to Halt New ABomb Testing WASHINGTON United States has refused to cancel an atomic test series starting in Ne vada this week but it says fest officials will try to hold fallout to as near zero as possible The State Department Monday formally rejected a request from Japan that the test be called off The rejection was contained in a note from Secretary of State Dul les to Takcso Shimoda acting chief of the Japanese Embassy BOND ISSUE OKD MONTROSE S25000 bond lurehungry farm lands deficient n rainfall for the year from four o five inches Robert W Judd acting Cerro Gordo County extension director aid that 80 per cent of the corn n the county is in and that oats is rom three to five inches high Howard County reports only 10 per cent of its corn in although astures are providing good for age and oats are growing rapidly About 50 per cent of the soybeans are planted in Kossuth County while most of the corn crop is in The lightning Tuesday morning was described by Charles E Strickland general manager of he Peoples Gas Electric as1 the worst in years Load too Heavy T Half of Mason Citys power lines were out of order and more than two and a half hours were required to restore all circuits Except for a few isolated spots where lightning had struck all lines were in operation again by am Power troubles started shortly after 7 am in the main plant issue to build an addition to th school here was authorized by th voters Monday 172 to 30 SAME when lightning entered the 13800 volt main bus This is the main source of en ergy as it comes off the genera tors according to Strickland Tha bus opened up a n d haif the circuits The increased load was too much and all of Clear Lake and the west part of Mason City was without power As soon as pos sible connections were made with the power pool through Iowa Falls and Des Moines The emergency power source also was connected which helped relieve the load Delay was caused because ife J J A Ji 4 ;