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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 17, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBE TH NWrA THAT MAKS ALU N 0 K T 0 W A N i HOME EDITION Associated Press and United Full Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 17 TO TRAPPED SON jcenjamm Hooper right and unidentified man peer into 24 foot well shaft in an attempt to keep up conversationwithHoopersson Benjamin Jr 7 trap ped m the shaft The youngster fell into the well feet first whileplaying with a friend Thursday afternoon still are attempting to reach theboy by means of a parallel shaft to Save Boy Trapped in 24Foot Well BULLETIN MANORVILLE N V WJ Stymied rescue Barkers turned toa top atomic research center Friday for help irl trying to save 7yearold boy trapped 19 hours in a dry There were fears the race with time already was lost The boy Benjamm Hooper 7 appeared to be covered with sand at depth of about 24 feet jn the narrow shaft Two trucks from the research center the Brookhaven Na tional have brought vacuum hose equipment in attempt to draw sand up out of well MANORVILLE N Y Rescue workers dug frantically rida an effort to save a sevenyearold boy trapped for more Friday peded They were only a few feet from him slides coverin Jr was aliveor dead they pmThursday he talked with his father and rescue crews Then at 2 am Friday came si lence that could have meant suffocation Hundreds Gather Hundreds of persons gathered in this central Long Island vil lage to lend a hand in xvhatever way possible The well shaft was too narrow feet in diameter at the top and tapering to a few inches at the permit rescuers to descend Efforts were directed to digging a parallel shaft and then ahori zontal connecting tunnel The boy tumbled feet first into the well only five minutes after his father a truck driver for the Brookhaven town highway de partment had finished digging it There was no water in it Oh my God what have I done to deserve this the father cried Calls for Help BENJAMIN HOOPER JR Unable to reach called help the boy he hoping the boy could grab it and thousands almost all of be pulled up That failed lhem took part in this Before long 400 persons had gathered Fire departments from Manorville Eastport Center Mo riches and Riverhead sent rescue equipment and ambulances The rescue operation went on through the night under the glare of searchlights and then on into the morning maim a itaiL Hour lire men lowered an oxygen hose to 6 K d annversary of the u courts ban on racial seerepatinn be pulled up That failed Then within a half hour fire a point nearthe boys face Benny can you hear me the father kept calling Move your began fingers pohce estlmated the crowd at 5 fingers For at least three hours the boy talking or moving Then he fell si lent If its Gods will the little fel Nothing New on Padding On Contracts Says Dewel DES MOINES fl Sen Duam Dewel said Friday the legislative committee investigating alleged attempts at bid padding on lowz Highway Commission contract has not run into anything new Four of the five highway com missioners appeared before the committee Thursday in a closed session The fifth commissioner Russell LundyDes Mqines Re TUU Paper CuiUtts o Two ScctloaScction On Ne 18t publican will be heard when the investigators reconvene nex Wednesday afternoon There has been no materia conflict in testimony Dewel R the committee spokes man said Matters Although the committee at pres ent is confining its investigation into the alleged bid padding Dew el said the group will look into other matters pertaining to com mission operations There is no indication when the to be lengthy end Commissioners Mel Graham Audubon Democrat Chris L a r sen Jr Sioux City Republican Emery Loomis Waterloo Dem ocrat and Chairman Robert K Beck Centerville Republican tes tified Thursday It was a formalstatement is sued by Beck last April 18 that led to the investigation Beck had said Roland Reko of Des Mbines and Virgil Red Smith former Indiana highway commissioner approached G r a ham allegedly to try to get a com mission letting on some mowers stopped Suspicions Aroused Mr Graham didnt pay much attention to the matter until it was tied in with some other mat ters which aroused his suspicions as to why the contact was made with him Dewel said The only reason they gave Mr 3raham at that time to throw out the bids was that they alleged the specifications were written to fa vor one company That w a s the only contact madewith Mr Graham as far as we know Reko and Smith gave Mr Graham no reason why they contacted The committee also expects to hear Wednesday from commission 3hief Engineer John Butter and R C Boyd chief maintenance engineer Negroes in Washington Pilgrimmage lead ers at a mass demonstration be ore Seek Open Skies Decision Gessert Refuses to Talk In Probe of Union Officials WASHINGTON Ml Norman Gessert cousin of Teamsters President Dave Becks wife Fri day invoked the Fifth Amend ment 40 times in 10 minutes in refusing to say whether he realized more than from the Teamsters Union Gessert a graying nervous man nabbed as a after a twomonth search monotonous y intoned the Fifth Amendmen o a long list of questions by Robert F Kennedy counsel to the Senate Rackets Investigating ommitttee Kennedy said Gessert drew more than in salary and expenses from the Teamsters Union from April March 31 period in which Ken nedy said he spent most of his time doing chores for Beck Before That Before that Kennedy said Desert was on the payroll of a ocal of the Retail Clerks Union which had its headquarters in he Teamsters building in Se attle Kennedy said the clerks ocal was a captive group be holden to the Teamsters In addition Kennedy said Ges sert received about in profits through the Union Mer chandising Co a firm he said specialized in selling things to the Teamsters including a batch of toy trucks to Teamsters locals all overthe country Thecompany also sold the un on furnishings for the Teamsters alatial headquarters building lere V Gesserts appearance before the senators was a sort of anticlimax o a goaround Thursday with Beck Beck Also Beck took the Fifth Amendment o all questions about his finan cial affairs and the session wound up with Chairman McClellan DArk urging that the Team sters Union conduct its own probe to see for itself whether Beck should be booted out as the un ons president Gessert was even less commun cative than Beck had been Kennedys first question to Ges ert was why hed been removed rom the Teamsters payroll on March 31 of this year I decline to answer under the ifth Amendment Gessert said That was his answer to every question Kennedy asked there after including queries as to vhether he knew Beck or Becks vife n a mass demonstration be ij D vi the Lincoln Memorial called Bums Near Dumont Total Loss on President Eisenhower and Congress Friday to put more teeth n the Supreme Courts antisegre ation decisions Many thousands almost all of prayer pilgrimage for freedom on racial segregation n public schools As the program began however Witb DUMONT A frame house northwest of Dumont occupied by the Louis Clemons family burned to the ground Thursday The house and all its contents were lost in the flames The Dumont Fire Department answered the call but couldnt save the build ing Thefire was discovered by Mrs Clemons after it had a good start The loss was partially cov ered by insurance The boys mother Betty 30 j If ts Gods will the little fel learned by accident of the boys is already asleep the fath plight icr said She is a telephone operator in I T 50 the Riverhead office of the New Under glare of 50 floodfield York Telephone Co She heard tne rescue work was I detective reportingthe boys fauDressed at fever pitch to police headquarters and be Gcorgc Gydish of the came hysterical Friends fire Department spenlj her home nishi lying on his stomachs and shining a flashlight into thej W r of Montgomery Ala told the ssemblage that so far only the udicial branch of the government has given strong aggressive leadership in the civil rights BURNED BY TAR CEDAR RAPIDS WVPaul Dis terhoft 31fc an employe of Amana Industries Thursday was burned by tar reported heated to 360 de grees but was listed in fairly good condition at a hospital here day Lows Friday night were ex pected to he about five degrees Warmer than Thursday night when lowreadings ranged from 41 at Mason City to 52 at Bur lington The heaviest precipitation re ported in the state in the past 24 hours was 72 of an inch at Charles City Marble Rock had 66 Clarinda 54 Mason City and ShelhRock 50 Lamoni 45 Fort Dodge 41 Popejoy 38 Spencer 33 Des Mofnes and Williams 132 Ottumwa 31 Council Bluffs 28 Zearing 26 Waterloo and Burlington 14 Ames 13 Sioux City 17and Dubuque 10 of an inch BULLETIN WASHINGTON iff The Sen ate Friday passed a Commerce Department appro priations bill cut or YEAR AGO Floods Threaten in Sooner State and THIRD ATdMIC SUBMARINE LAUNCHED The submarine Blm n thg United gt slides down the u J wife of the Atomic sub The End to Weather in Iowa Seen By The Associated The Weather Bureau Friday saw indications of an end to the damp chilly weather that has gripped Iowa the past several days The light rain and drizzle that moved into the state late Thursday was expected to and in the northeast Friday night The forecast called for partly cloudy skies and a warming trend in temperatures over the weekend However the bureau said an other cool spell Tuesday and Wednesday would keep temper atures two to four degrees be low normal for the fiveday period ending Wednesday Rainfall was expected to aver age about threefourths of an inch in showers and thunder storms Tuesday and Wednes AP third atomic Corp thc ASSOCIATED PRESS appeared vride areas of Oklahom cation of m torreniial wins and no incl canon of an iminediate letup in the downpours The stormy wither hat battered the plains states aeai Thursday hitting hardest in Oklahoma and Kansas afS sliikin Pf the MissiSppl Va ley ear areas r lcmisiHissippi valley earl fn and heavy rains were reported Sev funnel clouds were arid tornadic windslashed man 5 f Deaths in toinadoes in Texas and drownings in Oklahoma an since Wednesday nigh Harrison Weber to Head IDPA DES MOINES UP Harnsbi Weber Friday was named bureau director of the Iowa Daily Press Assn succeeding Kober P Hogan Hogan JDPA news director for the past eight years resigned to aecome public relations represen tative in Iowa for the Portlatu Cement Assn The appointment of Weber wil effective May 27 Clarence W Vloorty IDPA president and piib isher of the Burlington HawkEye Gazette said All The Weather Iowa Partly cloudy west and south light drizzle northeast Friday night Saturday partly cloudy and warmer Low Fri day night near 45 north 5055 extreme south Minnesota S a t u r da y partly cloudy not so cold south por tion GiobeGazette weather data up 08 am Friday Maximum Thursday si Minimum Thursday night 42 Al 8 am Friday 45 Precipitation 29 per cent below President Eis enhowers budget Maximum Minimum HOUSE UNINTENTIONALLY 53 inch 71 49 mounted to 27 The seasons worst tornado ha struck the little town of Silver ton Tex 65 milessoutheast c Amarilio Wednesday night kil ingD persons and injuring 58 oth ers Damage to property in th West Texas range community c less than 700 population was est mated at Heavy rain in the eastern hal of Kansas brought flood warning from Weather Bureau forecast ers Lightto moderate Hoodin was indicated they said afte heavy rains over the watershet of the Little Arkansas River from Sedgwick southward int Wichita The heavy wet extende across areas jn Oklahoma Ne braska Kansas South Dakota and Missouri with amounts o more than five inches in somi places Meanwhile areas in Coloradi and Wyoming were digging ou from a spring snow storm tha dumped up to two feet of snow in mountain areas Rising temper atures brought a quick runoff o the snowfall threatening snou and rock slides along mountain highways Snowfall at Cheyenne Wyo measured 7 inches SUI PARKING IOWA CITY fliThc State Uni versity of Iowa Student Council las recommended that cars of reshman and sophomore stu dents be banned from thn camp is effective next fall Thc rec ommendation was sent to the miversity parking committee Given Sedatives She was given sedatives but couldnt sleep She paced beside the well and then in the house The father first lowered a rope dish explained dolnt After the oxygen hose had been dropped firemen lowered a grap pling hook hoping it could be at tached to the boys jacket That fafled Then a power shovel began dig ging a parallel shaft about four feet from the wall SAME APPROVES CONTRACT AMES Iowa Highway Commission has approved May Have Helped Bensons Farm Policies D 11 A t i By OVID A MARTIN WASHINGTON in tending to the House may have helped promote the controversial farm policies of Secretary of Ag riculture Benson when it voted to killa major portion of the soil bank program Benson wants the soil bank con tinued But he also wants a farm program with fewer controls and less cost to the taxpayer and in cbntrctsfjr purchase ofrlgnU Wednesdays Ha ofway for mlerstate Highway 69 a step in that direction north of Des Homes governments role in agriculture should be greatiy reduced from present levels He would have public aid limited to research education sales promotion mar ket building credit promotion of soil and water conservation and price supports designed to prevent disastrous drops in prices Production Control He would eliminate most pro duction control measures as well as price supports at levels which The House action was signifijafter farmminded lawmakers had cant because of the forces behind fought among themselves Not in n It was a victory largely for a quarter of a century had the city congressmen some from farm bloc suffered setbacks such both major parties who those sustained this year A1 f I grown tired of voting big sums Benson Philosophy i uaupiiy for farm programs These arei If the House decision means programs which Benson recently that Congress is determined to Congress arc not workingspend less on farm programs told anyway farm population is fast becoming a smaller and smaller portion of the total population and as a con sequence its voice is becoming weaker It is possible that Congress un der insistence of the administra tion and some farm leaders may uiiu ia L in icauci b may t then one of tne few avenues open restore the soil bank But this It was a second the Benson philosophy jor one of the sessionfor a dii Few farm leaders themselves and apparently fading the market Thee aP th lt is Bensons philosophy thatigrams thatcostthe most corn 00 c thejagalnto exert as much influence sa any action to allow it to live out its intended four years would not Stassen Back to Discuss Disarmament Agreement By JOHN M HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON OH Harold E Stassen returning from London said Friday that Russia and the Western powers are seriously try ing to negotiate a partial dis armament agreement providing for a cutback in arms manpower and defense costs and foran in spection system Stnsseh made it clear that the step goal in the United Nations talks Is more than simply creating a test zone in which thera would be international aeriel in spection of Soviet and Western territories He said he would report to Sec retary of State Dulles but did not know when he would see President Eisenhower or consult with other top officials New Decisions Stassens consultations here are expected to produce important new decisions on U S policy for negotiating with the Russians The London talks were suspend ed Thursday until May 27 They involve the United States Britain Russia Canada and France Stassen said that all five coun tries arc concentrating on an ef fort to negotiate successfully on what can be described as a par tial agreement on limited rcduc tioh as a first One question likely to be cided in the next 10 days is the location and extent of tesVarea for the 1openskies inspection plan to which the United might be willing to agree Secretary of State Dulles sug gested at a news conference Tues daythat such a zone might more easily be carved out in the Arctic regions of Alaska Northern Ca nada and Siberia than in popu lous Eastern Europe with all of its complicated politicalprob lems Toward Decisions Stassens consultations with Dulles President Eisenhower aria others it is understood will be pointed toward decisions by the National Security Council next week on specific positions which Stassen may take when he re turns to London Disarmament ne gotiations in the United Nations subcommittee there May 27 The subcommittee recessed its talks Thursday after two months of meetings In that time Dulles said about 15 specific proposals were introduced Officials reported the Stassen consultations will bring every phase of the disarmament nego tiations under review Chief inter est clearly centers on the possi bility that the Western nations and the Russians may agree on some kind of limited inspection and control The hope is that after testing on a limited basis such an agree ment could be applied on a broad er scale Russian Acceptance One of the gains in the current of disarmament negotia ions has been Russian accept ance of the principles of aerial nspection and a pilot agree ment On April 30 Valerian Zortn So representative in the talks ntroduced a Soviet proposal for erial inspection over eastern Si Alaska and the western United States American officials iavc said that as it stands the oviet proposal is not acceptable ibcria it has been pointed out oes not have the overaU mili ary importance of the United tates west of Chicago Dulles said that his idea about zone embracing arctic regions f the Soviet Union and North represented only State department thinking Woman Dies of Crash Injuries CLARION Oimstead 1 Webster City died at Clarion emprial Hospital Thursday of rjuries suffered in an auto acci cnt near here last Sunday Her husband Roy W Olmstead remains in critical condition col lision on a gravel road about three miles south of Clarion Tha iuiit0 auuui tji Clarion ins change the demand of strong taxdriver of the Walfer i ;