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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 16, 1954, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited lor the Home Associated Press and Unllccl Iruns TuJl Wlrci MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH JO WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 16 1954 Deadline Changed for Tax WASHINGTON House ways and M cans Committee greed Tuesday to make April 15 the annual deadline for filing indi vidual tax returns effective next year The committee said in a state ment that this change will greatly relieve the difficulties taxpayers presently have in preparing their returns by the present filing date of March 15 As a political matter the latter dale will be helpful to tax account ants and lawyers who now find Iheir major business crowded into the period from Jan 1 to March 15 Many Affectad The new date would affect some 55 million individual taxpayers It was proposed in President Eisen howers budget message to Con gress as part oi a general revision of tax laws The proposal would not affect filing of returns this vcar on in come earned in 1053 This years returns will still be due by March 15 The new schedule makes no change in the March 15 filing date for corporation income taxes But it extends to Sept 15 the deadline for filing of returns by taxexempt cooperatives The later date for cooperatives coincides with their last dale for declaring patronage dividends on the prior years busi ness Estimated Tax The committee also agreed to move from March 15 to April 15 the filing date for the first declar ation of estimated tax and the first payment of estimated tax by per sons required to file such returns No changes however were made In the present June 15 Sept 15 and Jan 15 dates for amending declarations of estimated tax and for the last three quarterly pay ments of estimated tax Under present law farmprs are required to file their estimates by Jan 15 or if they choose not to declarations by that time to file their final return by Jan 31 The committee moved up this al ternative filing date turns of farmers fromJarii31 Ho Feb 15 Thin Paper Consists of Two Ono No Ill HAPPY RE JNlONLouiso Wakehoise of Woodbine Iowa smiles as she is reunTted jvilh her prisoner of war husband Donald at tire Army hospitolTn Denver house suffering from a bone disease incurred while a prisoner and his wTfe spent Police Smash Red Rioting in Rome ROME riot police quickly smashed the first outbreak of violence Tuesday in connection with a Communist called oneday general strike in Rome A commissioner of police was injured by a flying stone At least GO demonstrators including wom en were taken into custody Squads of police In jeeps dashed into the crowd of several hundred demonstrators as they marched through one of downtown Romes m a i n streets snarling midday traffic The Redled walkout had twin aims to boost wages and to harass the shaky new government of Premier Mario Scelba rAI About The Weather Mason City Mostly Wednesday fair through Smith Claims Red Gains Merely in Real Estate Iowa Wednesday fair and warm er Minnesota Mostly fair and warm er FiveDay Iowa Temperatures Wednesday through Sunday will average 5 to 10 degrees above normal Normal highs 33 north to 41 south normal lows 13 north t6 21 south Warmer Wednesday Colder Friday No precipitation of consequence northwest but near of an inch south east as rain about Thursday and again over the weekend GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum 45 Minimum 23 At 8 am 25 YEAR AGO Maximum 17 Minimum 0 SAME FLAO MEANS TRAFFIC BEATS IX FAST HOUKS Stand Pat on French Aid WASHINGTON Secre tary of State Waller B Smith was quoted as tailing senators Tuesday that the Communists have woti only real estate victories in Jndochina aimed at influencing the Big Four Berlin conference TSen H Alexander Smith RNJJ said in a statement also that Adm Arthur W Radford chairman of the Joint Chiefsof Staff testified before the Senate Foreign Rela tions Committee in closed session that the military situation in the Far Eastern country is satisfac tory Sen Smith acting chairman of the committeesaid Smith told the group that recent Communist mil itary advances in Indochina have been more apparent than real and have been magnified out of all proportion to their true signifi cance Going Better Before Smiths statement Sen Ferguson RMich had told report ers the fight against Communism in Indochina is going belter than generally believed Ferguson sat in on the closed session Sen Aiken RVt said he felt reassured because of the brief ing that there will be no expansion of American participation in the Indochma War I feel sure no move will be made to send American troops Ihcre without consulting Congress fie said Aikens comments appeared to bear out reports that President Ei senhower is standing firm against urging by the French and British for greater American participation in the fighting Standing Firm The President was said by in formed sources to have told Re publican congressional leaders the only manpower commitments he intends to make are for 200 armed service mechanics already sent to Indochina plus permitting civilians to volunteer to fly French planes Shipments of American material arc reportedly being stepped up Informed sources said the Presi dent indicated that because of their interest in Malaya the Brit ish have joined the French in urg ing more American help in Indo china This conceivably could in clude naval and air units In the meantime French Union forces broke out of their Indochincse fortress of Dion Bien Phu Tuesday to drive encircling Victminb troops from two hill positions The French claimed they in flicted heavy losses on Communistled enemy and milted appreciable losses their side the ad on DIES IN FLAMES tcrious flash the house fire while alone AIJ BABY WENT ALONG Mrs Gwen Robinson 18 has admitted to Monroe Mich police that she tookher sevenmonthsold baby along with her while she served as a lookout and getaway driver on nine burglaries The gang also included her husband Don ald also 18 Mob Attacks U S Office in Calcutta NEW DELHI wA violent Com munistled mob attacked the Unit ed States Information Offices li brary in the heart of Calcutta Tues day night as an outgrowth of a teachers strike there smashing windows and setting fire to the library according to telephone re ports reaching New Delhi Reports to the United StatesEm bassy here from Thomas J Need ham consulate public affairs offi cer in Calcutta said police fired tear gas to control the demonstra tors The mob surged into the US Information Offices destroying books and pamphlets and smash ing padlocked doors Neodham said These reports said there were no injuries among American per sonnel as a result of Nccdhams action in dismissing both Ameri can and native employes when the situation in the area became tense R Mittcr an Indian employe of the U S library said the mob pulled books from the library shelves and set them on fire The blaze was quickly controlled As he spoke said Milter two police vans were upset and burned by the mob outside the library while the sound of heavy firing was heard as police battled thousands of wildly shouting demonstrators LOSES GAME BURLINGTON UP Ronald tirvnnc HOBBS N M ItfThe four West 17 dice Tuesday after shoot children of Mr and Mrs Johnny Ing himaelt in the head with a 22 Mitchell died Monday in a myscaliber pistol while playing rus InHnnc finch fltn nfnnA i iu in Man roulclte home at a neighbors Forecast Drop in Prices of Fluid Milk WASHINGTON Wi of possibly two cents a in fluid milk prices may follow in the wake of the governments deci sion to lower the level at which i supports prices of butler cheesi and dried milk A number of dairy state con grcssmen meanwhile denounced the decision Sen Humphrey D said he would appeal to Congress to reverse an order by Secretary of Agriculture Benson announced Monday which Benson estimated would reduce retail but er prices by about eight cents a pound Olhers applauded Benson move Prices paid for manufacturing is milk used for mak ng manufactured dairy products are closely related to prices dis ributors pay for milk sold in bot les and other containers for home use Latest official reports show that n major cities consumers were paying average of 23 cents a quart for standard grade milk de ivered to homes Should producer prices for milk lought for fluid distribution decline n line with reduced price supports or manufacturing milk the retail mce in these cities should drop wo or three cents a quart and perhaps as much in smaller cities and towns THIS SHOULD SETTLE MUCH WASHINGTON UP During debate on the Brkker Amend ment Monday Sen Guy M Gil lette told how he learned how to tell male pigeons from females You put corn in front of them said he it up hes a he If she picks it up a she Ions P Brickei fo r d No Action by State in Lake Mills Quarrel Attorney Genera Hears Delegations DES MOINES delega ions from Lake Mills conferred eparateiy with Ally Gen Leo A Tuesday in connection with i local controversy over proce dures in the conduct of city busi ness at Lake Mills Hocgh said his office would not initiate any proceedings in connection with the juarrel Wallace C Bratlrud who was lected mayor last November leaded a delegation of H citizens his group asked Hoegh to bring emoval proceedings against four members of the present Lake Mills ouncil Former Mayor These four include former may r W S Grotewoid whom Brat rud defeated for reelecfion The ouncil however subsequently ap pointed Grotewoid to fill a council acancy Grotewoid and three other coun cil members also conferred Mith loegh The others were G Leon ard Gunderson Arthur Anderson and Asa Berry Grotewoid told Hoegh thatBrat rud has no basis for assertions of irregularities Grotewoid saidhe would welcome the filing charges with the Winnebago Coun ty attorney Send Representative Hoegh told Brattrud that if hi wished to file removal proceei ings the attorney generals offic would be willing to send a repre sehtativo Brattrud presented Hoegh with a record of city vouchers which he said showed a total of in checks issued between May 1950 and Nov 24 1953 He claimed the city madepayments to the Grote woid Motor Co operated by for mer mayor Grotewoid He said the payments were for various serv ces Grotewoid contended there was nothing improper in any of the ransactions Provisions of Treaty Plan Causes Debate Humphrey Hurls Vocal Barbs WASHINGTON LriA divided and quarreling Senate Tuesday may come to grips with the controver sial provisions of the constitutional amendment proposed by Sen Bricker ROhio to limit treaty powers With no clear indications of any decisive majority sentiment Sen Knowland of California the GOP leader pressed toward a vote on a proposal which would require that treaties be made in pursu ance of the Constitution The White Housefavored clause however had to wait in line until the Senate disposed first of a pro posal to require rollcall Senate votes on ratification of treaties This is acceptable to almost every one except a score of senators who oppose any constitutional change Legal Snarl Knowland tried to get the Senate to approve this latter proposal Monday after it had voted 6220 to require that executive agree ments as well as treaties must conform to the Constitution But such a parliamentary snarl developed that Sen Humphrey CD Minn rose to inquire at one point How messed up and confound edly confused can you get Sen Magnuson DWash said he thinks executive agreements as well as treaties ought to be in o W M i eluded as matters tuch the Calif Roosevelt who says documents were Senate would he required to vote missing from his files after his estranged wife broke into his office by recorded rollcall instead by last August resumed the stand Tuesday at a hearingon her vote Such execuave agreements now The the eldest son of the not submitted President Franklin Roosevelt is able to pay a month demanded most instances Proposals to make 3y his wife Romelle She seeks the sum for herself and their inoperative as internal law rhiMrpn iint nt unless they get congressional ap proval have drawn White House ROOSEVELT GRIM James Roosevelt sits beside his attorney at the counsel table as his separate maintenance court hearing with his wife Romelle opened in Pasadena Calif Mrs Roosevelt wants 53500 monthly TornUp Document Is Key in Roosevelt Support Hearing children pending trial of their separate maintenance suits Mrs her husband is worth two million hk and he claims he is in debt objections One of her attorneys ArthurE Schifferman Monday introduced a tornup document referring to a trust payable on demand to Ic there wasplenty of bick Irerie Owens enng over legal points the rolicall Schifferman told reporters this was the Gladys Irene Owens whom VPteproposal was looked Ponby Jrs Roosevelt named with two other women as corespondents Mrs s as a relativcy minor is 1 n U nl2 P 1 I SI Minor Issue While there was plenty of bick iJJJVJ llUtH 11J 1 i Roosevelt 38 accuses her husband of infidelities with 12 women The ttorney said Mrs Owens formerly was employedby one of Roose velts insurance firms Schifferman also questioned Roosevelt who was on the stand in Superior Court the entire day about a 283carat 35000 diamond purchased last November Roosevelt 46 claimed he bought it for his wife but lawyers said it was not her size and she never received it The tornup piece of paper pasted together under transparent sheets was in longhand and signed John K Sloan of Los The document said the TIMES HAVE CHANGEDHerbert released from Joliet 111 state prison after a 46year term examines gadgets on a multiengine airliner at Chicago before flying to Fairbanks Alaska where a job awaits him Airplanes were still in the experimental stage when Spring was sentenced to a life term in 1907 sue But the provision offered by Knowland and Sen Ferguson R M i c h to require treaties to be made in pursuance to the Con stitution seemed likely to stir a fight Its sponsors say it is de signed to guarantee that treaties are subject to court review on the uouDni one of her 1ucstlon of constitutionality 1 Bricker said he had no objec tion to it but Sen George leader of a group of Democrats by Atty Angeles lawyer was holding in trust payable to Irene Owens Koosevelt testified he put the money in trust to try and safe guard some of my possessions which I believe were being tam pered with He said the money was for his own use and that Sloan has re paid the entire amount Asked by his attorney Samuel B Picone why he had placed the money in trust Roosevelt replied he had lost confidence his wife would not withdraw the entire amount from a joint account they previously had had in New York When did you lose confidence Picone asked On a Sunday Aug 3 she vis ited the office building got a key from the janitor and broke into my files Since then various ilems have been missing including one produced here in court Roosevelt replied Mas opposed Mondays vote on what was at best only a sideline issue disclosed that 17 Democrats Republican Sen Cooper of Kentucky and Lan ger of North Dakota and Morse IndOre intend to fight against any constitutional amendment on the issue Auto Slips From Jack Man Killed CEDAR RAPIDS UP Harold Freestone 45 was fatally injured Monday night when his car slipped off the jack and fell on him Free stone was working beneath the car at his home to install some shock absorbers On The KanawhaGoodell Project Set Highway Isotope Laboratory Now Operates in City 13 Love for Flowers Frees Inmate of Prison SEATTLE Spring the ignominy of 46 years of prison life behind him Tuesday headed towardthe land of the midnight sun and a new life in the United States northern territory Alaska Spring was clue to leave here by planeon the last leg of a journey fromStatevillc Peniten tiary Joliet 111 to Fairbanks Alaska The C7yearold Spring sen lenced to spend the res of his natural life in prison for the slay ing of a woman at Frceport III in a drunken spree when he was but 20 years old walked out of the Illinois prison a free man Monday Gray but curious and spry Spring stepped the walls of Slatcville and into the bustle of a world completely changed from that which he knew 46 years ago a lot of cars Tho country must have thousands and thousands Spring said in won derment Spring was escorted to a wait ing car by Joseph E Ragen who asTccd Spring who would take care of the prisons flower beds now Therell be somebody sure Spring replied I started from scratch Paradoxically the job Spring learned so well after being sent to prison that of lending the pen itentiarys flower gardens is the one which eventually led to his release Once long ago Ross E Kim ball operator of the Interior Equipment Co of Fairbanks read an article about Spring and his work on the flowers at Slate yille The article also mentioned that Springs parentshad died that he never heard from his brothers The story moved KimbaJl so much that he decided to help Spring and he became the first and only person to visit the con victed slayer when he talked to Spring at Stateville last year Kimball liked what he heard andvrtiat he sawin Spring and became more determined to help Spring gain his freedomthrough parole The Fairbanks businessman assured parole authorities ho would help Spring start anew that he would be ready with help and a job for the lifetermer if be were released The parole board which had previously turned down petitions for parole by Spring granted him a parole when Kimball entered the picture Only two brieftimes since he first entered has Spring seen the outside world escaped for three days in 1919 and for one day in 1920   

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