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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 27, 1953, Mason City, Iowa                                CHr U J r Carlson Is Utf Confident of Tax Reduction UP Sen Frank Carlson said Friday that federal spending can be cut be tween and making way for a balanced biudget and reduced taxes this year The Kansas Republican one o President Eisenhowers closest ad visers during the election cam paign made the claim in a speech prepared for delivery in the Sen ate His estimate ran counter oi gloomy reports this week that top administration officials now sec little hope of balancing the budget infiscal 1954 let alone this year Carlson said firmly however that government spending has slumped in1 the first months of 1953 With this jlusthe ruthless drive on waste he said the govern ment should operate on far less than former President Truman predicted for this fiscal 5rear and Carlson calledfor a 000 ceiljng on spending for the cur rentfiscal yeari ending June 30 and for deeper budget cuts in the following 12 months Bob LdFolfette Buried in Madison MADISON Wis UP Afarion LaFollettc Jr was burict Friday in the city that served as a springboard to fame and power for his family LaFolIetle shot and killed him self at Tuesday after noon jYoung Bob who carved his own mark in American politics after taking his fathers scat in the United States Senate 27 years ago is to be buried beside his mother and Old Bob at Forest Hill Cem etery The funeral services were held at Grace Episcopal Church f direct lyacross the street from the big domed Wisconsin State Capitol scene of many LaFollettc triumphs and just two blocks from the red stone DaneCouniy Courthouse wherehis famous father first startedin politics A fntrrorimooth flniih of LUX O1D ENAMU IK rich deeplnleniely yhlte flnUh for yean even under Vested Rights Moral Issues Plague House Over Pensions DES MOINES MVThe of moral obligations and vested rights still plagued the Iowa House Friday asit resumed debate on one of three bills to drastically re vise the slate public employe pen sion system Those sponsoring the measure argued Thursday that the state should pay additional retirement benefits to persons who had been public employes many years be fore acquiring legal right to pay ments The sponsors said the stale has a moral obligation to pay the extra benefits and the recipi ents have a vested right to addi tional payments Those w h o wanted to remove from the bill the provision for the additional payments said it would cost Ihc state a total of 72 million dollars over a long period of years to pay the etxra benefits proposed They said also that if the payments were made on a strictly lega bas is an appropriation of only 22 mil lion dollars over a period of years would be necessary The House bognn action on the three bills Wednesday morning Acting as a committee the House put hte first two bills of the scries into shape for final passage That is the objective of the work on the third bill The first bill would repeal the present pension system for state county municipal and school em ployes on grounds that it Is aclu arially unsound The second mens urc would bring the employes un der a federal social security The third bill proposed to create nn optional supplemental state system and appropriate million dollars a year over a period of many years to help pay benefits to those on retirement Part of the appropriation would be used to pay L h c additional benefits to those longtime former employes now on retirement Not Enough Road Money From Congress AMES un The Iowa Highway Commission said Friday the short age of road funds available to Iowa is due to Congress failure to ap propriate enough money to match state funds on hand for primary road building Tlje commission announced Thursday that because of the short age of funds it could not let any more primary road construction contracts for the time being A story carried by the Associated Press Thursday said the fund short age came about because the state now has no money available to match federal funds This version is incorrect the commission said Unless and until Congress makes a deficiency appropriation com mission officials said the state of Iowa will be badly hampered in its 1953 road work About 400000 or in such Iowa road authorizations now arc stymied UN Bombers Again Active Blast Center SEOUL Korea Na tions fighterbombers a North Korean army training cen ter near the Ynlu River with bombs and napalm Friday leaving the target a mass of flames American Sabrejels patrolled the skies while the F84 Thundcrjcls carried outthe attack at Chusan but no Communist MIGs appeared The big MIG base at Antung in attackfree Manchuria is only 30 miles away Kcturning pilots reported they lestroycd at least 10 buildings and ouched off huge fires Other fighterbombers attacked batllefront positions ami bombed a rail bridge east of Pyongyang the Norlh Korean capital Two spans of he bridge were knocked out and a locomotive was damaged B26 attack bombers began the air war Friday with an early morn ing strike on a Red supply center at Pukchony 75 miles southeast of the Manchurian border Lynchings In the United States totaled 115 in 1900 In 1951 the 1 was one Bill Would Allow Union Shops in Iowa DES MOINES bill to nuthomc the union shop in Iowa was one of many poured into the Legislature hoppers before the fil ing deadlines Thursday was the Senate dead line for individuals to file new bills and the House deadline was Fri day Sen Thomas Dailcy DBurling lon and eight others tossed the union shop bill into the hopper It would authorize union men to have union dues deducted from their paychecks if their wives approved The Legislature had outlawed the union shop in 1917 an act which brought an unsuccessful March on the stalehouse by thousands of union men Gov William S Rearelslcy called in his inaugural address for legis lation to bring Iowa labor Jaws lit line with the federal laws which allow the union shop Say Atomic Gun Debiit in Spring WASHINGTON sources said Friday the worlds first atomic artillery shell will be test fired in Nevada this spring The shell will be fired by the Armys 85ton atomic cannon in connection wilh atomic tests start ing al the Nevada Proving Ground March 17 About 20000 troops of all the Armed Services will conduct atomic maneuvers during the tests One phase of the troop ma neuvers will be held in connection with the first firing of an atomic shell it was said authoritatively finishes GLOSS WHITE EGG SHELL WHITE nonyellowing Gloit Whit It rtcommtndd for both and Interior turfoci mcK ai woodwork furniture exterior doori Eggihell NVhil li perfect for Interior For a white that jlayi Iniiit on LUX DID ENAMEL MINNESOTA PAINTS Paint TESTING Ornuncl SHEPHERDS PAINT i WALLPAPER Mason Cltjs Colorful Artdrns 27 First S E Phone 1362 2 INTEREST On 12 Month Certificates of Deposit Minimum FIRST NATIONAL BANK MASON CITY IOWA FOUNDED IN 1869 Invested Capital more than A GOOD BANK TO TIE TO Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation SERVICE is our inotto QUALITY and ACCURACY our guarantee FAIRNESS is what we practice Why not take advantage of this the next time you have glasses made or repaired C O BoalwrlchL OPTICIANS INC Room 2 Notional Bank Bldg PHONE 2257 MASON CITY IOWA Owned and by Maaon City Men Ww Thrpe TODAYS MIRACLE you look closely youll see two automobiles in this pic ture one at left anrl the other thoroughly crushed beneath a 76000pound oil tanker at South Gate Calif The occupants of all three vehicles escaped without serious injuries and miraculously the gasoline wasnt ignited Act to Halt Hog Disease Expect Okay Reports to House by Governor DES MOINES William Beardsley was expected Friday o give prompt approval of two bills designed to assist in control ing vesicular exanthema a costly swine disease The House and Senate rushed he bills through final action Thursday afternoon They inter rupted other matters to take up he two measures after a new out break of the disease U was traced from Oklahoma ity to a hog feed lot near Des VToines Garbage from Des Koines lad been fed to the hogs in the nt nearby Last summer a large number oC cases of the disease was found mostly in Northwest own But that outbreak was halt ed within a few months One of the bills sent to the gov ernor would require that garbage 3c boiled before being fed to hogs This regulation would become ef fective June 1 to give time to set ip plans for processing the gar bage Hep Russell A Patrick Hawar den told the House before it passed the garbage bill that every asc of VE last summer except one originated from feeding raw ind contaminated garbage to hogs He said the loss from the disease was costing the swine industry mil ions of dollars The other bill would add four communicable diseases of animals including VE lo the list subject 0 condemnation ami indemnity Jnder the bill which also would become effective June i the farm r whose hogs were destroyed after infection wilh VE or the other di seases would be paid the appraised value of the animals The federal government would pay half and the state half Last summer after considerable study by statehouse legal experts it was found that under present law the farmer who had VE losses could be repaid twothirds of hi loss The federal government paid a third of the appraised value the state a third and the farmer had to stand the other third of the loss Nixon Fund Trustee Handled WASHINGTON C Smith trustee of the nuich lebated expense fund raised for Vice President Nixon while senator has reported handling in political contributions during Nixons vice presidential campaign The report filed with Adlai Tells Why He Lost Election FROM THE WIRE SERVICES The man who fell sixmillion votes short of the White House has offered six reasons for his de feat last November Adlai Stevenson writing in Life Magazine lists them this way 1 Republican falsehoods about his governorship of Illinois 2 Republican charges linking him with Alger Hiss 3 President Eisenhowers an nouncement he would go to Ko rea 4 The GOP Time for a Change slogan 5 Mr Eisenhowers great popularity 6 A few wrong guesses Hold Funeral Sunday for Henry Benner 80 BRITT Henry Benner 80 re tired farmer resident of Britt in recent years died at a hospital in Mason City Thursday night fol lowing a stroke the day before He formerly lived in the vicinity o Britt and Stilson Funeral services will be helc Sunday at pm at the Mctho dist Church the Rev William E Butler officiating Burial in Ever green Cemetery with the Boughton Funeral Home in charge Mr Bcnncr was a native of Ger many born Aug 14 1872 He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Odd Fellows Survivors include the widow sons Kenneth of Springfield 111 Sherril 0 of near Mason City and Duane of Mason City two daughters Mrs Burdelte Beers of Garner and Mrs Maynard Me Cormick of Spencer 15 grandchil dren seven great grandchildren a brother Charles of Britt and two sisters Mrs Fred Kewley of Piper City 111 and Mrs Minnie Neilscn Onargn 111 lerk of the House covers the period from Nixons nomination by he Republican national convention last July to Dec 26 1952 Pasadena Lawyer Smith Pasadena Calif attor ney said in a letter accompany ing the report that he did not think he could be considered a committee which the law re juires to file such reports Nevertheless it is my desire to cooperate fully with the efforts of ongress to learn what receipts and expenditures have taken place his letter said I am also sure that Senator Nixon would share this feeling The report was filed last Dec 29 il its existence did not become nown until Thursday when the STcw York Post carried a story on t Smith had said last September he would make an accounting of funds contributed to Nixon after the con vention but all newsmen apparently assumed the report would be filed as contributions to Nixon rather than to Smith Certain Expenses Smiths comments in September followed the disclosure that Smith and other friends of Nixon had raised to pay certain ex penses of Nixon while a senalor from California The fund became a campaign issue Democrats questioned its pro priety and called on Nixon to re sign as the GOP vice presidential nominee Nixon contended there was nothing improper about the fund Gen Eisenhower as the Re publican presidential nominee up held Nixon An audit made public at that lime showed had been con tributed since the Republican con vention And promising a later more than was received within three days after Nixons dramatic tele vision broadcast explaining t h e fund In his report to the House clerk Smith said he spent a minor part of the and turned over the balance to regular political fi nancing groups His statement listed as given to the United Republican Fi nance Committee of Los Angeles on Oct 17 Emergency Session in Cop Probe NEW YORK House Ju diciary subcommittee opens an emergency investigation Friday into charges that a secret agree ment kept the FBI from checking complaints of brutality and civi rights violations by New York City policemen High officials of the police de partment and the U S District At torncys office were scheduled to testify at a public hearing before the subcommittee headed by Rep Kenneth B Keating The hearing is expected to last two days Keating who brought his sub committee here to handle what he called an emergency situation said he Wanted to find out if any illegal agreement had been made to shield civil rights violators and if so why Meanwhile a federal grand jury Thursday night cleared a New York patrolman of charges he beat a Negro truck driver last August U S Attorney Myles J Lane saic the grand jury reported no true bill in the case of Patrolman Wil liam Brennan There was no announcemnt o the grand jurys findings regard ing five other policemen who were accused with Brennan of beating Jacob Jackson 31 when he was arrested for disorderly conduct las Aug 8 Jackson claims he requirec two brain operations as a resul of Ihe beating PROFESSOR TESTIFIESDaniel J Boorstin of Chicago professor testifies before the House unAmer ican activities committee Boorstin was named in testi rnony as a member of a Red cell at Harvard University in trie iate 30s i Fight Causes Legislators to Review Road Financing By ROBERT HOGAN Iowa Daily Press Writer DBS MO INKS IDP to stymie legislation that would in crease Iowas gas tax by at least one cent a gallon to raise more unds to improve primary roads are resulting in a review by many egislators of the states road fi nancing program Intent otf legislation now on file n the House and Senate is to in crease the gasoline tax to raise added money for improvement of srimary roads only So much oppo sition has developed that many sup porters now feel that the primary road fund will not be increased without added funds going also to secondary road systems Principal opposition comes from those counties where secondary roadsimprovement programs have not been able to keep pace with progress being made in others par icularly in the northern tier of Iowa counties Representatives from these areas mainly in south ern Iowa do not feel that extra funds should be voted to the pri mary system when their county secondary road programs are still running behind schedule The state highway commission las reported however that the overall Iowa secondary road pro gram under the present financing system is in good shape and run ning on schedule or ahead On the other hand because of lack of suf ficient money the primary road network in the state is deteriorat ing faster than it can be improved and modernized A House roads committee failed to act on a measure increasing gas tax with the added funds to be al located solely to primary roads Thebill finally was forced out of the roads committee and referred to ways and means Now State Representatives Ern est Palmer Jr of Fort Madison Robert K Beck of Centerville and several others are studying a pro posal that would eventually add more money toHhe primary road fund and would speedup the sec ondary road programs in certain counties by a revision of distribu tion of funds Presently the state road use tax is distributed among highway sys tems on a percentage basis as fol lows Secondary roads 50 per cent of the total primary roads 42 per cent municipal roads and streets per cent Under the secondary roads distri bution 35 per cent of the road use tax is allotted among counties on an area basis with the farmto market roads dividing the other 15 per cent on a ratio of 9 per cent on an area basis and 6 per cent on a need basis Palmers proposal likely to come in the form of an amendment would raise the gas tax to one cent per gallon But he would revise the secondary road distribution to re quire per cent of the farmto market funds be distributed on a need basis thus giving greater assistance to needy counties with the 6 per cent to be divided on an area basis among all counties The proposal would keep intact the 50428 ratio but would freeze money going ta the secondary roac system at the 1953 income level with added funds resulting from the increased gas tax going into the primary system In other words more money would be available for distribution counties in real need of funds foi their secondary programs would get additional help and the pri mary road system would get more money though the increase woulc not be immediate but would be expected to build up gradually DINE WITH GOVERNOR Gov William S Beardsley dur ing the present legislative session is inviting small groups of legisla tors to the governors mansion for informal evening dinner sessions Senators and representatives who have attended report the dinner are in a sense get acquainted sessions particularly for members Two years ago the governor o host at a scries of such events but they were held at a Des hotel For many the dinners give them a first opportunity to visii the governors mansion LIQUOR PRICES The Iowa liquor control com mission reports that several distil lers offering higher priced brand of whiskies for sale have droppe their prices in recent weeks mainly because of high invoice stocks on hand Also the commission reports the demand has lessened for the better quality merchandise Incidentally in price revisions on liquors the state liquor commis sion never suffers When prices are reduced on merchandise in stock in Iowa distillers give credit on future purchases When prices go up on merchandise the commission holds the price until reorders are made under the increased quota tions The Iowa Senate has yet to act on a Housepassed measure thai would increase the price of liquor by 10 per cent to raise additions funds for state expenditures HOT TIME Possibly because of the heat gen erated over the oleobutter issue custodians in the IowaHouse are becoming expert firemen Speaker Bill Lynes had to interrupt the oleo debate Tuesday to warnHouse members that the fourth fire in a vaste basket had justbeen ex inguished by House employes 1 New Hampton Ups Price of Gigarets price cigarets was increased by about wo cents a package as a result of he removal of price controls Most retailers were increasing the price 10 cents by the carton On the Radio Beam FRIDAY NIGHT NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS Edward K Murrowi Mr Keen Yours Truly Johnny Dollar Mr Chameleon TBAt Capitol Cloakroom Gabriel Heatttr MuluI Newsreeh Movie Quii True or False Great Day Shiiw Off and On the Record AF of L Frank Edwards 15 One Mans Family TBAf Name That Tune Best Plays Ify Gardner Calling Words In the Nijht Lone Kancer A Crime Letter From Dan Dodge Thli Is Your FUI Oizie and Har riet Meet Corliss Archer Cavalcade of Sports kqloCBS B DIAL 1300 5000 WATTS Pius KGLOFM DIAL 1011 FM On Air 3 pm lo pm Basketball p m Basketball With Bultr Topp travels to Des Moincs to bring you the semifinals of the Girls Slate Basketball Tourna ment Saturday Highlights Deception a m Armstrongs Theater of Today presents the story of a young 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