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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 22, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for UM CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAPIr THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I 0 W A N S N El G H B 0 R S HOME EDITION VOL LXIV Inflation Spiral Is Broken No Change in Living Costs WASHINGTON UP The in flationary spiral has ended at least temporarily So too has the 13month rise in the cost of living Secretary of Labor James P Mitchell gave the good news to Americans He said the cost of living repori for the month of October showed no basic change from the September consumer price index which stood at 1211 per cent of 194749 prices A seasonal drop in food prices was primarily responsible for stopping the long upward push on family budgets which had oc curred every month since Aug ust 1956 Mitchell said the levelling off of prices is a good sign be cause inflation has been a con cern of many people It repre sents an end of the socalled inflationary spiral he said Defense Big Item One big item in the nations economy appeared certain to go up however That was defense and with it a prob able rise in the federal budget A parade of top administration officials pounded hard on the theme that defense and missile spending would have to take prec edence over any balanced budget Vice President Richard M Nix on said we must never make the mistake of putting a price tag on military strength or on what we will do to enable the United States and the Free World to avoid being placed in a position where we can be blackmailed Army Secretary Wilber M Brucker said flatly Thursday night that the country should for get about balancing the budget next year National security comes first he said Takes No Position And Treasury Secretary Robert B Anderson said he would not take an absolutist position on putting a balanced budget ahead of national defense Eisenhower said in his recent Oklahoma City TV address that government spending would top the current 72 billion dollar rate unless bigger outlays to meet Rus sias missile challenge were off set elsewhere The administra tion now is at work drawing up the budget for next fiscal year In another economic develop ment the Federal Reserve Board authorized three more District Reserve Banks in Kansas City Minneapolis and Philadelphia to lower their interest from to 3 per cent Four other reserve banks dropped their discount charge last week Texas Woman Is Given Poison by Mistake Dies HOUSTON Tex grand jury Friday looked into the mis taken identity death of a 67 yearold woman who was given a lethal dose of poison in a doctors office Thursday The woman Margaret L Van Alstine died in agony in the doc tors office after Emily Nash 46 a laboratory technician gave her sodium syanide instead of a glu cose mixture Mrs Nash technician to Dr Jo seph West since 1928 frantically tried to find an antidote and be came hysterical when the woman died She was hospitalized in a state of shock Police said Mrs Nash while still coherent said the mistake was made because she had mixed a fresh glucose solution in prepa ration for tests of Mrs Van Al stine for diabetes and had placed it next to the cyanide solution on a shelf Mrs Nash said she realized something was wrong when Mrs Van Alstine drank the potion made a wry face and said Oh that tastes horrible Then she fell to the floor FAMILY EXPANDS HOLLYWOOD M Its a baby fifth actress Jeanne Crain and her husband manufacturer Paul Brinkman The baby was born Thursday The new arrival gives the couple three boys and two girls AuocUUd PKM United Full ctot m Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 22 Thii Paper oi Two No 31 ELKADER Wj A 25yearold owan who authorities say turned o bank robbery to help him maintain a 136acre farm he lought last year was held in the Uayton County jail here Friday They said the unmarried farm ir Charles Greathouse admitted obbingthe nearby Farmersburg Savings Bank Thursday and hold ng up other banks at McGregor owa and Bagley Wis near the yisconsinlowa border earlier his year His farm is at Rick rdsville about 10 miles north of 3ubuque County Attbrney H K Roggen ONE WILL BE ROSE BOWL QUEEN Here are the seven finalists in the com petition for queen of the 1958 Pasadena Tournament of Roses One will be queen the other six her princesses The girls all Ap L T students at Pasadena City College are by number Linda Valentine 132 Ger trude Wood 141 Beverly Adams 1 Jac queline Williams 139 Eula Dubberly 31 Linda LecTden 76 and Sally Shaw 121 SEVERAL TOWNS THREATENED Devastating Winds Hif West Fan Monstrous Forest Fire LOS ANGELES winds dashed out of the desert with hurricane speed Thursday whistled through rnetropolitan Los i had burned about 20000 by Fri day afternoon The flames posed fanned a monstrous forest fire that was still running wild Friday The Forest Service said the fire burning northwest of here in the Angeles National Forest might cover as much as 25000 acres It Police Chief at Dubuque Fined on Driving Charges DUBUQUE Police Chief Hugh B Callahan Dubuque was fined S100 and his drivers license was suspended for 60 days when he pleaded guilty to two traffic charges here Friday Police Judge Romulo Russo took the chiefs pleas to charges of failure to stop at a STOP sign and failure to stop within the as sured distance ahead Russo said the fines and pen alty were the average as sessed for such offenses no more no less When the judge asked Callahan if he cared to make any statement Callahan said I dont think so There are some extenuating circumstances but I dont care to offer them The charges were filed by City Manager Laverne J Schlitz on the basis of investigations made by Schlitz and the Du buque TelegraphHerald into a minor accident here Nov16 A car driven by Callahan bumped into a parked car owned by Mrs Richard Sherman according to Schlitz Callahan was driving his own car Ridgeway School Breakin Proves to Be Stork Call DECORAH James Seim superintendent of Ridgeway schools called the sheriff here Friday to report at the school Officials from the sheriffs of fice were on the way to Ridge way to investigate when Seim called again He explained that Gerald B r a m e r Ridgeway coach had forced open the door to the school office Thurs day night to get to a phone He was attempting to call a doctor Mrs Bramer was in the hos pital Friday wirh a new son HARRISON DIES FLEMINGTON N J ff Francis Burton Harrison 83 for mer governor general of the Phil ippines and member of Congress died Thursday of a heart ailment several foothill communities and famed Mt Wilson Observatory t The turbulent winds tossed an airliner around so roughly that 16 of the 33 aboard were injured The craft landed safely at Los Angeles after a flight from Las Vegas Nev At sea a 75foot yacht sent a distress call after heavy seas shipped up fay the wind opened its seams It finally reached a safe anchorage Police and sheriffs switch boards around Los Angeles and in many other parts of southern UHJ uyuci Ui auULJlclIl WWA iivt idiuuit California were jammed with rejoccuPTU1g homes in the area wer ports of damage caused by the told thev might have to leave A hundred childrenat Camp Hi Hill a Long Beach city school fa shrieking wind Houses Wrecked Houses were wrecked hundreds of trees wereblown down power lines were knocked out and a number of injuries were reported There were no known deaths The forest fire started Thursday when a camp fire got away from a prison crew working on a high way west of Crystal Lake about 25 miles north of Azusa The fire had moved 22 miles a threat to early Friday At times it was whistling along at the rate of 200 feet a minute fanned by wind that hit 100 miles arvhour in gusts prevention off ice said was burning onl a couple of miles north of th town of Monovia in the San Ga briel Mountain foothills Fridaj morning Other communities ir danger include Azusa Duaile East Pasadena and Sierra Madre All are northwest of Los Angele 100 Threatened About 100 summer homes i Big Santa Anita Canyon wer threatened Four or five familie The Weather Mason City Mostly fair and not numsn so cold through Saturday Low ed by the Forest Service county Friday maht 1520 Hioh Ssi iy cilitywere evacuated by bus Th evacuation was ordered when th fire was three or four miles from the mountain camp The Forest Service said the fir was burning through timber at el evations of between 3000 and 4 000 feet and through dense brus at lower levels No Roads County Fire Chief Keith Klinge said the blaze was in possible area and in the mo valuable watershed in the world Theres 50000 acres without road in there he said About 900 firefighters furnish Friday night 1520 High Sat urday mid 30s Iowa Partly cloudy through Sat urday Warmer Saturday Low Friday night 15 northeast to 25 southwest Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average near normal Sat urday through next Wednesday Normal highs 38 north to 45 south Normal lows in lower 20s General warming trend ex pected until turning a little colder the first ofnext week Little or no precipitation is ex pected during the period Minnesota Fair and warmer GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Friday Maximum 28 Minimum 5 At 8 am 7 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 30 Minimum g State Division of Forestry an other agencies were on the line Friday A hundred Indians wer to be flown in from Albuquerque NM SAME While flag mean nn rafflo death in past 24 lowan Admits Holding Up 3 Banks to Maintain Farm sack said he was preparing to Ue charges Friday Greathouse ran a getaway car tito a ditch on a country road ate Thursday and was captured y four Iowa Highway patrolmen n a barn On the Frank Shea arm four miles north of Volga That was about four hours after he Farmersburg bank had been of The county attorney and Sher ff Forest Fischer said Great louse admitted robbing the First Savings Bank of McGregor of 12782 last June 25 and taking 12800 last Aug 15 from the Bag Artificial Meteorites Launched HANSCOM AFB Mass The Air Force announced Friday hat it launched artificial meteor tes last month over New Mexico at 54 miles altitude The meteors traveled at 33000 miles an hour The experiment was performed Oct 16 by the geophysics research directorate of the Air Forces Cambridge Mass research cen er The meteorites were fired from an Aerobee reflected ight that was 5000 times brighter than the Soviet sputniks The Air Force speculates that ihe meteorites an undisclosed number of aluminum pellets mayjhave gone into interplane tary space The announcement said the velocity required to shoot mate rials into to escape the grayityof 25000 milesan teoritep were mSie faster than this speed Petition Demands Prompt Action to Cut Traffic Toll DBS MOINES ffi Her schel Loveless said Friday he haj received a petition signed by 15 residents of the Cedar Rapids area suggesting that all highway traffic be halted if necessary to prevent traffic fatalities and ac cidents The petitions were sent to the Governor by F W Engberg Ce dar Rapids Engberg included i letter saying it is probable that lowans would hail a governor who used state troops in a cause so urgent as preventing carelesi drivers from maiming and kill ing The petition asked that the state government take immediate and drastic action Loveless replied that he has no power to halt highway traffic ex cept in an emergency He said he recognizes the problem as very serious one but that it is no going to be solved by dramatic acts on the part of the governor or anyone else Loveless said th problem is largely up to driver themselves jy office of the City Bank of rairie Du Chien Wis The officials said they got only art of the story about the rea oris for his holdup activity but told he took the money the McGregor bank to buy ogs and equipment for his farm Before he bought the farm Jreathouse was employed as a ineman for the Northwestern Bett Telephone Co in the Elka er area Officials said the car he used n the Farmersburg holdup was tolen Wednesday at Manchester Greathouse was caught within CHARLES GREATHOUSE Mercury in Dip to Zero The Weatherman held Iowa in anicy grip early Friday as the state recorded its first zero tern perature reading of the season mercury tumbled to zer above atCarroll 5 above a Mason City and 7 above at Spen cer and Council Bluffs Sioux Cit had 9aboveand Des Moines a Waterloo reported 11 above read ings Although it was warmer in th eastern portion of the state sub zero readings prevailed there a so where Davenport reported 24 More snow ranging from on half to one inch fell in north cen tral Iowa during the night creat ing slippery and snow packed highways the State Highwa Commission said North central Iowa highways were expected to remain about 50 per cent snow packed throughout the day Highways elsewhere were normal BULLETIN FAIRMONT Minn crashed west of here Fri day afternoon and Air Force officials it may a multi jet bomber A farmer reported seeing a targe plane crash and burst into flames between here and Welcome The Air Force at Sioux Falls S D reported a bomber was performing a low level mission in the area and they have not received any re ports from the plane Court Airs Fate of Handyman WAUTOMA Wis W Edward Gein who admits slaying two women and pillaging the graves of at least nine other women wept and prayed Thursday as the courts studied his fate The 51yearold bachelor ban dyman was arraigned in Wau shara County Court Thursday on a charge of firstdegree murder and was bound over to Circui for trial Defense counsel William Belter and Dist Atty Earl Kileen al i e a d y had agreed on a sanity test for j e i n Under Wisconsin law Circuit Court ould i e i n alely to t h ei Central State Hospital for the Criminal in sane without hearing the GEIN murder trial Wisconsin doesno have capital punishment Specific Charge Gein is chargedspecificail with murder and mutilation lai Saturday of Bernice Worden 58 yearold hardware store opera tor in Plainfield seven mile from his farm He also has admitted slayin and butchering Mrs Mary Hoga in December 1954 Gein said Mrs Worden am Mrs Hogan were shot to deal on impulse when it occurred t him they reminded him of hi paralyzed mother whom he hat nursed until she died at their se eluded farm home 12 years ago Breaks Down The Rev Kenneth Engelman 33 pastor of the Wautoma Meth odist Church told newsmen how Gein sobbed and The young minister who had seen Gein before visited him in jail as a citizen of God Pastor Engelman said walked in and said Mr Gein am here to give you spiritua help and we talked for awhile After breaking down he col lected himself and then startec to talk about it and then criec again Gein sought forgiveness I think he was referring to God Fort Madison Fire Fatal to Boy 5 Mother Is Burned HURT WHEN WIND ROCKS Stewardess Diane Hallock 22 one of 16 injured when a Western Air Lines plane was violently rocked by tornaclic winds AP Photofax as it approached Los Angeles is carried from the plane on a stretcher Four pas sengers were still unconscious when the craft finally landed FORT MADISON 29year old mother was in critical condi tion Friday and her 5yearold so was dead as the result of a fir which swept through their horn late Thursday The child Marty Brown son o Mr and Mrs Dwight Brown wa burned to death when a can c paint cleaning fluid was ignite by a space heater and envelope his clothing in flames Author ties said it was belived he upse the can Mrs Brown who was cleanin brushes when the fire startec tried to rescue Marty and he clothing caught fire Glen Gehle a postman wrapped his jacke about her to extinguish th flames but could not reach th child Martys father a farm imple ment salesman had left for Ma son City on a business trip shortlj before the fire Another son Jeffrey 6 was in school ATOMIC OFFER MADE KARACHI Pakistan United State Friday offered Paki Stan toward the building of an atomic reactor road block area when the car ent out of control on the slip ery country road running out of olga Searching for him were heriffs officers in six counties nd 14 highway patrolmen in quad cars In one patrol car Lt John chneider and Patrolmen Robert rt Garland Morse and Jack loore spotted the car in the itch and followed tracks which ed to the Shea farm Greathouse offered no resist nce when he was found in a hay mow in the barn The officers aid he was carrying 22 caliber nd 32 caliber pistols The mans flight out of Farm srsfaurg turned south and the mis hap near the Shea farm was tha econd one for the getaway car Pulled From Ditch Perry Benson a farmer four miles southwest of Farmersburg said a motorist stopped him he aided in pulling the car out of i snowfilled ditch The motorist lavehim dashed into a field or a brief case and drove away A short time later Benson urned on his car radio and heard hat the Farmersburg bank had een robbed about a half hour before He promptly reported to authorities Sheriff Fischer said when reathouse was apprehended he had all of the bank loot but the i5 given Benson Refused to Talk At the jail Greathouse refused o talk andit was sometime be ore he was identified But his dentity was disclosed later by ieveral persons including the Farmersburg bank officers Cash er C J Oelke and Assistant Cashier Walter J Blazek and lashier J J Goheen of the Mc Gregor bank The sheriff said Greathouse told him that after stealing the car at Manchester he took it home and painted it and stole license from an Elkader used car lot Governor in Blast on Redistricting BETTENDORF Gov Her schel Loveless in the sharpest salvo he has fired thus far orrthe legislative reapportionment issue said here that Iowa City dwellers are in about the same position as ihe Southern Negro so far as vot ing rights are concerned In a talk here Thursday night Loveless said People of Iowa bitterly criti cize Southern states for denial of constitutional rights to a portion of their citizens Why is second class citizenship wrong in those states and acceptable in Elaborating his viewpoint on the situation that Iowa counties with ess than a third of the states population have more voting pow er in the Legislature than coun ties with more than twothirds of he population Loveless contin ued Can any thinking person be ieve that a citizen of Des Moines or Davenport or Council Bluffs should be denied a full voice in the government of our state If we cannot find our way to re moving this obvious and elemen tary legislative road block to democratic government and oth ers like it cant be truth fully said that we really want progress The Governor also urged a fight against what he called pressure groups which are constantly pushing us to set the interests of one group against ers against city dwellers labor against employers white collar workers against manual labor ers Three Indicted on Extortion Charge MINEOLA N Y cent J Squillante alleged under world czar of a 50milIiondollar ayear private carting industry was indicted Thursday night for extortion in connection with U S Air Force garbage contracts He was taken from his home in hand cuffs and jailed early Friday Arrested with Squillante were lis brother Nunzio and Carmen De Cabia a Long Island garbage hauler Squiilante and De Cabia vere charged with one count of extortion and one count of at empled extortion ;