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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 5, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME VOL LXI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5 1955 This Paper Consists of Two One No 24 Contradicting Claims From Gaza Strip Have Not Resigned Hospital Head Answers State INDEPENDENCE can promise a knockdown dragout battle to retain Dr Donald L Kyer as head of the Independence State Mental Health Institute a cie partment head at the hospital said Saturday in response to official word from the State Board of Con trol that Dr Kyer has At Allison Chairman Henry Burma of the board of control said Dr Kyer resigned verbally 30 days ago and we accepted his resignation giving him 60 days Don Maloney member of an in stitute committee which is waging a campaign to retain Dr Kyer asserted that the hospital head has not resigned Political Move It is a political pressure he said and were out to make a fight to keep Dr Chairman Burma when asked i Dr Kyer had been requested to replied He wasnt directly asked to re sign The board discovered there was tension at the hospital and in the Independence community anc Dr Kyer decided he couldnt be happy at the institution so he re signed and the board accepted his Asked whether the board migh reconsider if it developed that Dr Kyer had not actually resigned Burma The resignation was his doing not ours Thu there would be no cause for us to change our mind about accepting the Kyer was not available fo corSrhentrsSaturday morning bu Maloney said Dr Ryersi forma position in the matter would b given in a written statement at a news conference Saturday after noon Fine Hospital Dr Kyer said Friday night how ever that I have not resigned and I dont intend He said there is a lot of political pressure ap parently Somebody wants to make a political football out of this hos pital We have a very fine hos pital Dr Kyer 52 came to the hos pital as clinical director in 1952 and was named superintendent Oct 26 1953 following the death of Dr Max E Witte Jr Affairs at the institute were dis cussed with the Board of Control a couple of months ago at a hearing arranged by State Sen Don Risk RTndependence and Rep Robert Carson They said they asked for a hearing on behalf of discharged employes of the institute and because of local reports that there had been a large number of firings at the institu tion After the hearing Chairman Bur ma said an investigation of board records showed the turnover at In dependence was no greater pro portionately than at other state mental health institutes Other Members Maloney manager of the laundry division at the institute said James Ferguson of the psycho drama division and Glenn Black burn manager of the institute can teen were the other members of the committee which began circula tion of petitions in behalf of Dr Kyer Maioney said 92 per cent of the department heads and about 60 per cent of the employes have signed the He continued in view of vacations sick leave staggered shifts and other factors we consider this an impressive number of Maloney said important support for Dr Kyer is developing at Ma son City Cedar Rapids Dubuque Waterloo Clinton and at other ci ties New Gun Duel Near Border JERUSALEM if An Egyptian spokesman said an ittack by nine Israeli armored cars precipitated a gun duel n the Gaza strip Saturday An Israeli foreign office spokes man reporting clashes in the same area said three Egyptian attempts to invade Israel were repulsed The Egyptian spokesman said the Israeli armored cars approached he IsraeliEgyptian demarcation line south of Khan Ynis in the Gaza MAURICE UTRILLO Utrillo One of Greatest Artists Dies DAX France UP Maurice Utrillo one of the worlds great est painters Saturday died here at the age of 71 Utrillo was one of the artists who immortalized the Mont martre section of Paris shortly after the turn of the century Utrillos canvases now bring many thousands of dollars But in his 1 a 11 er years alcoholism caused the artists mental powers to decline Utrillo was born on Christmas Day 1883 the illegitimate son of painter Suzanne Valadon and a Httle known artist named Boissy He later was adopted by a Span ish writer and painter Michel Utrillo a friend of his mother By the time he was 18 Utrillo was a confirmed alcoholic His two great loves were painting and absinthe the thick yellowish green liquor so powerful it since has been banned by the French government In his Montmartre days he fre quently was exploited by unscru pulous acquaintances who locked him in a room and would pass him a bottle of wine only when he had handed another finished painting through the door Burkey Insane at Time of Slaying Jury ANAMOSA Bur key former Wyoming Iowa mar shal Friday night was found inno cent of the murder of his twoyear old son by a district court jury that ruled he was insane when the crime was committed Burkey was accused of fatally shooting his son in October 1953 because the boy cried The jury deliberated hours before reaching a verdict William Connery Dubuque de fense attorney requested Judge Floyd Philbriek to make arrange ments to have Burkey committed to a menta institution after the verdict was announced Burkey had been ruled insane in February 1954 but was found sane later and able to stand trial trip and started firing The ians returned the fire and the armored cars withdrew he said The Israeli spokesman did not pinpoint the three Egyptian thrusts Neither side reported casualties in aturdays engagements The renewed firing broke a short calm as Israeli and Egyptian guns faced each other atop the liiiet but tense El Sabha Plateau in he Sinai desert about 50 miles south of Gaza With clashes erupting on three successive days along the tense IsraeliEgyptian border U N dip omats worked to restore peace be fore the fighting spreads Go To Scene U N observers went to the scene for an onthespot investi gation It was the second straight day of clashes on the Gaza front The Israelis said two Egyptian platoons attacked advanced Israeli positions Friday but were repulsed At El Sabha in the demilitar ized El AujaNizana zone scene of a 17hour battle between Israelis and Egyptians Thursday fresh Egyptian troops dug in around their checkpost Hills to the east screened Israeli positions The terrain showed little trace of the bitter fighting in which the Israelis claimed they killed 50 Egyptians The Egyptians said they killed 200 Israelis in counter attacks Cause of the fighting was a checkpost each side claimed was in its territory Correspondents visiting the Egyp tian side of the line no guns was no evidence of two Sherman tanks which the Egyptians claimed they had used in the fighting and which the Israelis said had been knockcc out No Reports There were no reports of re newed fighting on another trouble area along the IsraeliEgyptian border the Gaza Strip some 50 miles north of El Auja With other Arab states offering aid to Egypt if needed to meet an attack the Western Big Three urged Israel and Egypt to accept a United Nations peace plan for the El Auja sector The Western moves wore made in an effort to avert a renewal ol the 1948 IsraeliArab war Height en ing Western fears were Commu nist moves to penetrate the Middle East through offers of military anc economic aid for the Arab states The peace plan proposed by Secretary General Dag Ham marskjold was said to call for withdrawal of all military person nel from the El Auja zone and thc permanent marking of the areas borders DIVORCE PLANNED HOLLYWOOD marriage of actress Ruth Roman and radio executive Mortimer Hall is to end in divorce she said Friday SAMS EGYPTIANS MAN Egyptian mortarcrcw mans its weapon on a hilltop outpost overlooking the strife torn El Sabha checkpost on the EgyptianIsraeli border Both sides have claimed anssession of thr stralejrir avoa Hoods Quizzed in Death of William Bioff Filmland Racketeer f Is Blown to Bits PHOENIX Ariz nation ide quiz of hoodlums was under ay Saturday in the search for the ombslayer of pudgy Willie Bioff retired filmland racketeer cred ed with talking a few of his pals nto jail Bioff 55 was killed when his ickup truck was blown apart as e was starting it at his home in ortheast Phoenix Friday He had een living here about six years nder an assumed name with his vife who said after the explosion He didnt have an enemy in the Lt Ralph Edmundson in charge f the investigation for the sheriffs ffice said authorities here have very little to go Windows Shattered We were not too well acquaint d with the men of his acquaint Edmundson said but vere going to take time to get The blast mutilated Biofs body and threw wreckage over a radius of several hundred feet It tore a oletin the roof of the garage shot WD chunks of metal into the wall if a home about 100 feet away and hattered windows in several louses Bioffs body was blown about 15 eet from the garage His right leg nd right hand were torn off Imall parts of the body were found n the garage roof Started in 1932 Bioff who once told a grand jury n New York that he had received more than a million dollars from Urn producers as a front man for in underworld syndicate got his tart in labor in 1032 when he bc a chauffeur for the late Mike Galvin head of the AFL Teamsters Union He went to Hollywood in 1936 as special representative of icorge Browne president of the nternational Alliance of Theatrical intl Stage Employes In Holly vood Bioff gained virtual control f the movie industry union which lad a membership of about men and women In November 1941 Bioff and Jrowne were convicted of extort ng from several movie studios Bioff was sentenced to 10 years and 8 but both obtained their release in 1944 The release reportedly came after they gave testimony that led to the con viction of several other racketeers photos by McCarthy Demos Unsure of Strategy to Use in 56 WASHINGTON W Democratic eaders were reported in disagree ment Saturday over whether to trike directly at President Eisen lower in next years campaign even if he runs One group of Democrats was rep resented as believing that public sympathy for the president be cause of his heart attack is such hat a direct attack would be po itically unwise But another faction was said to eel that the Democrats will have little chance of electing a president next year if they do riot identify Eisenhower directly with the GOP record they are larly if Eisenhower should seek a second term Even this group however appar ently would make the President only a secondary target if he chose not to run again The bekindtoEisenhower the ory seems likely to he followed by Sen Lyndon B Johnson of Texas the Senate democratic leader and other congressional leaders who have been paving the way for ac tion on what they call a moder ate Democratic legislative pro gram 100TH Little Brown Church in the Vale near Nashua observed its 100th anniversary Friday evening with a service of prayer and dedication The pro gram included a procession present day parishioners dressed in clothing worn in the days when the famed church was founded Shown in front of the church are Mrs Leslie McManigle Nashua Mrs Ralph Goodnow Ionia Mrs Arthur Swinton Nashua Edward Simpson Nashua and Luther Utterback 8 son of the Rev Glenn L Utterback pastor of the church Little Brown Church Begins Its Second Century Virtually as A World Shrine By j v MCCARTHY GlobeGazerte Staff Writer NASHUA Little Brown Church in the Vale a Congrega tional Church organized Nov 4 1855 has begun its second century not only as a familiar state land mark but virtually as a worldwide shrine The 100th founding of the ob About The Weather Mason City Cloudy with light rain or snow and turning colder with winds shifting to northerly Satur day night Low Saturday night in upper 20s Sunday much colder with snow flurries and northerly winds 2030 mph High Sunday lower 40s Iowa Mostly fair and warmer Saturday Increasing cloudiness warmer extreme east and turn ing colder west Saturday night Sunday mostly cloudy windy and much cottier High Saturday 6066 northeast 6773 southwest Low Saturday night 3035 extreme west 4045 extreme east Minnesota Snow flurries Loss at Muscatine Lumber Yard MUSCATINE swept the Hill Co yards here Fri day night causing damage unoffi cially estimated at between 000 anc1 The blaze hurled flames high in the air and they were visible many miles away All off duty firemen were called in to help cope with the flames and the police night shift was called in early to help direct traffic around the scene The flames apparently broke out suddenly authorities said An of ficial of the firm said he was in the office to get a paint brush at and noticed nothing wrong then The first alarm was turned in at The lumber firm is on the edge of the downtown business district and only a short distance from a warehouse where a fire Wednes day caused damage estimated at to merchandise stored there In Des Moines State Fire Mar shal Zack Cook said two members of his staff were immediately sen to Muscatine to investigate the possibility of arson The Hill firm was located at 807 East 2nd and the warehouse which was the scene of Wednesdays firo is at 903 Eas 2nd There also was a fire this year at McCormick Craig Co 70 East 4th Firemen prevented the flame from to the Hawkcye Lumber Co across the street am a number of small stores nearby BIG HOLDUP CHICAGO WVThree wisecrack ing gunmen robbed a suburban Maywood bank of between OOi and Friday night Globe Gazette r weathcr data to 8 day Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum COtDER BULLETIN NEWTON negotiated set tlement of the Maytag Co strike was reached Saturday in a meet ing called by federal mediation and conciliation service company and union officials announced Local 997 of the striking CIO United Auto Workers will present the settlement agreement ro union membership at Sunday fternoon meeting erved Friday evening at the hurch located two miles northeast Nashua on Highway 346 in the Id town of Bradford The occasion fas marked with a service of pray r and dedication oldfashioned estimonials and hymn singing The Rev Glenn L Utterback astor of the church presided over Friday andannounced hat since thefamous edifice was established more than cou ples have spoken their vows at marriage ceremonies Many hun dreds more he said have returned o the church in the Wild wood to repeat the vows on the occasion of a marriage anniversary The Rev Utterback who has been pastor of the church for the past three years recalled how the church was immortalized in song OLDFASHIONED the longtime parishioners who were called upon for a few words during the impressive service Friday evening at the Little Brown Church near Nashua was Mrs Lillian Massey Nashua granddaughter of the first white settler in Chickasaw County State Realizes From Sales Taxes in 22 Years DES MOINES the 22 years the 2 per cent sales tax was in effect it raised a total of in revenue to help finance the state government and various stale aids Now the rate is per cent It was increased to that figure by the 1955 Legislature effective last July 1 The new rate of collection is to yield about 25 per cent more than in the past State Tax Commission records show that the total collected from 1034 when the levy first became effective through of the 22 about S300 million In the next seven years the total Eight Arrested in Gambling Raid at Muscatine Club MUSCATfNE and State Agent G if ford Strand raided the Moose Hall Friday night and eight men were arrested more than doubled by the late William Savage Pitts a native of Orleans County N Y Pitts was a country school teach er County until 1862 when he came to teach at Brad lord Academy In the spring of 18B4 he sang his famous song to the public for the first time He died at Brooklyn and his body is interred at Fredericksbure T The Rev Utterback said the original manuscript of The Little Brown Church in the Vale was written 98 years ago and sold for the paltry sum of All told Pitts sold six songs for he said The Little Brown Church was thrown in for good 100 Years Ago During the course of the im pressive and solemn Friday eve ning service it was brought out Lhat exactly 100 years before at 8 a meeting was held in an old log school house in Old Brad ford at which time the Bradford Congregational Church was or ganized The school house was lo cated one block north and one block west of the present Jesse Jones home near Nashua Dignitaries participating in Fri days services included the Rev Judson Fiebiger Grinnell state iuperintendent of Congregational Churches and Rev Edward Day Clear Lake who brought greetings from the North Iowa Association of Congregational Churches Mrs Fiebigcr a member of the executive committee of the Na tional Council of Congregational Christian Churches spoke to the more than 100 in attendance and remarked that the Little Brown Church is not only a national shrine but is a justly famed Temple of Veteran Members Several oldfashioned testimon ials as was the custom in the days when the church was founded were delivered by long time par ishioners among them Mrs Claude Cook of Nashua a member of the church since 1906 Mrs Cook recalled a Christmas exercise held some 40 years ago and said I think I live in the best place in the Mrs In only four of the 22 years did Cook is the mother of five children the fiscal year collections drop he lou those of the previous year Police Chief Ted McGill said Those four years were in 1938 in of whom were members of the church Another venerable parishioner called upon for a few remarks was quite a quantity of liquor was 1039 in 1950 and in 1952 seized For fiscal 1947 the revenue injLillian Massey grand daughter of The men posted appearancecreased by about nine million dolthe first while settler in Chicka bonds ranging from to on charges of illegal possession of liq uor and gambling They arc sched uled to appear for preliminary hearing Nov 17 No gambling seized McGill said Inrs over the previous year The collections made an eightmillion dollar boost in 1948 and a five million increase in 3951 In addition to upping the tax rate equipment was10 2Vi Pcr cent thc 1955 Legisla ture also subjected beer and cig arettes to the sales tax for the first time This is expected to as sure a 25 per cent increase in thc sales lax revenue beginning last RAPID RECOVERY BONN Germany cellor Konrad Adenauer spent thejJuly 1 entire afternoon out of bed Friday The Legislature made thc for the first time since he was ltkchanges in order to gain in revenue en ill with pneumonia jlo offset increased appropriations saw County She resides in Nashua The Rev Utterback said the present church was dedicated Dec 29 1864 luring the pastorate of Rev J K Nutting He said thou sands of persons have been baptized at the Little Brown Church and each candidate re ceives a certificate of this memor able occasion Special notice was taken Friday evening of other churches in which thc Little Brown Church played an important role in founding Jjhey rile ;