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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 29, 1954, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires vim Cunts a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 27 1954 This 1apcr Consists ol Two One No Ike Asks Boosts in Salaries Congress to Get Request AUGUSTA Ga Ufl Presiden Eisenhower will send a speda message to Congress Jan 11 rec ommending pay increases for fed eral civil service workers and pos tal employes Another special message will be sent to Capitol Hill Jan 13 the little White House announced out lining a program of increased paj and benefits for members of the armed services The second message will also deal with the new reserve program outlined recently by Secretary o Defense Wilson James C Hagerty White House press secretary told reporters the proposals for civil service pay in creases and adjustment of job classifications would add about 20 million dollars a year to presen payroll costs S Per Cent This figure is about 5 per cent o the present payroll for classified civil service workers he said Hagerty did not provide any fig ures on the increases being con sidered for employes of the PCS Office Department and members of the armed forces He did say however that the administration still feels that any increases for postal workers should come from increased postal rates and that any legislation would include pro vision for such hikes Hagerty declined to say whether Eisenhower would recommend a onecent increase ia the rate for first class mail bringing the sealed letter rate to four cents Congress balked at this last year Eisenhower vetoed a pay hike bill for civil sendee and postal workers last August because it did not contain provision for postal rats increases As now draited the recornrnen dations provide for a minimum increase of a year for civil service workers in the grade of GS 1 and a maximum of 800 a year in the top grades Medical Aid In addition to pay rises Hagerty said the special message relating to the armed forces will recom mend increased medical aid for dependents improved survivors benefits and expanded bousing fa cilities Sen Dworshak KIdaho said the Presidents overall budget pro posals may determine whether or not the Republicans win the 1956 election The Republicans made a sol emn pledge to curtail federal spending and balance the budget as soon as Dworshak said in an interview This will be the last chance to do so before the voting in the 1956 The most recent estimate for the year which ends next June 30 is that the government will wind tip about billion in the red That would compare with 3 billions and 9Vz billions in the two previous years Dworshak a member of the Sen ate Appropriations Committee said he is confident a balance could be reached next year without im pairing our national security and preparedness or curbing necessary federal services and WidelyKnown Iowa Musician Is Dead BLOOMFIELD tf Warren Lee Doc Lawson 51 Marshalltown widelyknown Iowa musician died unexpectedly here Tuesday while making arrangements to play for a ball that night Lawson who specialized in the electric organ has played for near ly every major horse show in Iowa and the National Dairy Cattle Con gress at Waterloo SMUDGE POTS TO RESCUE AP Wircpholo Richard Martin Covina fruit grower lights the smudge pots in his orange grove as the mercury dropped to below freezing in the com munity just east of Los Angeles An extended cold snap could cause millions of dollars damage to fruit trees Storms Hit Most of Nation 17 Inches of Sno By the United Press Winter raged across most of the nation Wednesday stranding hun dreds of Texas and Oklahoma mo torists in snowbanks and sparking a forest fire in Cali The wintry blast the worst this from one end of the nation the other J A tornado injured six persons in Mississippi the mercury went to 36 below in Colorado 12 inches o new snow fell on Maine and ice slicked roads in southern Iowa helped to push the stateinto its worst year of traffic fatalities The weather was the Boldest ever recorded at Los but ironi cally the mercury cracked a Dec 28 record In West Texas and Oklahoma Four to Eight Inches of New Snow Predicted for Eastern Iowa Mercury in Tumble DES MOINES caused by a storm center moving north eastward from Missouri began falling in eastern Iowa Wednesday vilh prospects of accumulation of four to eight inches by Wednesday night The snow developed after lowans had one of their coldest nights of he current winter The mercury dropped to zero or near zero hroughout much of the state Wednesday The Weather Bureau in its late morning forecast issued a mod 3rate to heavy snow warning for he eastern third of Iowa The snow s expected to taper off to a light all from Des Moines hrcugh Charles Cityv The snow About The Weather Miton City Snow flurries Heavy snow in east much colder Cold wave Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Wednes day Maximum 24 Minimum 8 At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 12 38 26 vas expected to end by Thursday The forecasting agency said con iderable drifting could be expect d in eastern Iowa At noon Wed nesday Burlington reportedsnow leet and thunderstorm conditions ight snow also was falling at that hour at Davenport Ottumwa and at Rochester Minn Temperatures are expected to ange from 15 to 22 above Wednes day night with a new cold air mass due to bring much colder weather by Thursday night Lows early Wednesday were near zero over much of the state Elkader reported a reading of zero above and Dubuque and Vfason City both had 7 above The highest low was 21 above at Bur ington Iowa also lies in the path of a new outbreak of cold air from Southwestern Canada It is ex pected to cover the western half of he state by Thursday morning and all of Iowa by Thursday night Light snow flurries and strong northerly winds are expected to accompany the cold air mass Obermans Seat in Iowa House Goesvtp Conn BURLINGTON Blythe C Conn 46 Burlington attorney and cattle raiser has been elected to the state House of Representatives to fill a vacancy Conn a Republican defeated Millard PhUpott 54 Burlington labor union leader and a Demo crat by a vote of to in a special election Tuesday The election was caEed to fill a vacancy created by the resigna tion of Rep Claude Oberman Yarmouth Republican because of ill health Oberman had defeated Philpott by less than 300 votes in the Nov 2 general election Conn Des Moines County attor ney from 1943 to 1947 unsuccess fully sought the nomination for state senator in the primary elec tion last June Texas blanketed with from four to 17 inches of snow state police said they could not estimate how many hundreds of motorists were strand ed on the highways At Vernon Police Chief Jerry T Looper estimated from 150 to 200 automobiles containing NEW YORK IflThe newest cop ies of the Girl Scout handbook con tain about 40 changes many of them made in answer to criticism that the 500page volume formerly was slanted and internationalist At Girl Scout headquarters Tues day a spokesman said of the changes We consider them su perficial because they do not make any changes in our program poli cies or However the spokesman said that about half the changes resulted from criticism by on 287 Three buses also were stranded Halftracks were called out in an effort to get to the mo torists At Oklahoma City mean while State Police Trooper Rich ard Dunivant said got cars piled up cant imagine how many people are stranded US Stranded State police estimated at least 125 motorists were stranded in the vicinity of Noble alone Warnings were issued to all per sons in the states northern and eastern sections not to drive unless it was absolutely necessary Many highways were blocked by iackknifed trucks and snowclear ng equipment was unable to make leadway in many areas Wrecking cars were so busy they didnt have ime to check into their garages This state just isnt prepared for weather like Dunivant said At least four Oklahoma highway deaths had already been blamed on the snow includingthat of Dr Lewis A Martin professor of safe yengineering at Oklahoma A M In southern California gale force vinds which had fanned a forest ire over acres of brush and imber in the San Bernardino Mountains were dying but the blaze was of control Near y 800 firefighters matched their endurance against the fire and a forestry spokesman said itsi main spread had been halted Colonel Killed Meanwhile in the southeast a jigantic storm system centered in New England was crashing hearlon nto another storm center located over Mississippi The conflict stirred up a tornado NEW EDITOR at Laurel Miss At Pinola Miss NEWTON tfl Appointment of Col Cy Wilson whose Air Force Court Klein wellknown Iowa jet wing made an historic nonstop flight to England last year was killed when his light plane crashed in a rainstorm In New York meanwhile Tues days degrees was the warm est for the date in the weather bureaus 83 years But Manhattan ites werent altogether happy about it The heat wave was accom panied by a foul smell variously described as sauergraut rotten cabbage something dead over ripe spoiled or rotten newspaperman as managing edi tor of the Newton Daily News was announced Wednesday by L 0 Brewer publisher Girl Scouts Make 40 Changes in Latest Handbook Edition Robert Le Fevre a former Flori da telecaster and a critic of the United Nations In three or four places where the handbook previously referred to the League of Women Voters the revised edition reads some nonpartisan organization interest ed in voter The Girl Scout spokesman said this was done because some communities have no League of Women Voters and scout field workers felt that other groups were slighted SAME DATET9SJ414 French Locked in Final Arguments Iowa Gas Sales Tax in Record Both Exceed Million DES MOINES two larg est sources of state sales and gasoline se new collection records in 1954 with totals of more than 50 million clol lars each The yield from the 2 per cent sales tax when the State Tax Com mission closed its books Wednesday for the year was This was an increase of over the record set in 1953 The five cents a gallon gas tax produced by the time the treasurers office closed books Wednesday on 1954 collec tions The total was an increase of over the previous rec ord established in 1953 General Fund The sales tax revenue goes into the state general fund to help paj appropriations The collectiops are watched closely by fiscal experts and legislators because this levy produces about half the revenue on which the state government oper ates The gasoline tax collections go into the state road use tax fund and are apportioned to primary secondary iftSt proailees Jifwkit half the total revenue going into the road use tax fund annually The new records are particularly important now because of the in creased askings forappropria tiqns and the widespread call for speed ing up primary highway improve ments It will be up to the 1951 Legislature to decide on both the appropriations and the highway fi nancing This is the first time for either calendar year or a fiscal year that the sales tax lias lopped 54 million dollars The total for the 1954 fiscal an increase of over fiscal 1953 Upward Trend Since July of 1950 the sales tax has set quarterly records for al most each succeeding such period Tax commission officials have said the levy cant go on setting rec ord but have attributed he generally steady upward trend to improving retail business The gasoline tax total for 1953 includes revenue from the fifth cent of which became effec ive on July 1 of that year The 954 collections reflect revenue rom the fifth cent for the full year The fifth cent of tax is scheduled o go off next June 30 unless the legislature regains it Coincidence Same Birthday Same Charge Same Jail Just two of a kind Ole Olson 40 215 4th N and Russell J Dorr 40 no address are spending three days together in the city jail on intoxication charges Both were arrested police said after they fell asleep in the same Dooth Tuesday in a downtown cafe Both had their choice Wednesday in police court of paying a fine and costs or spending three days in jail and both chose to serve the sentence And to top it all both men were bom the same day of the same month of the same year Nov 2 1914 Eight Perish in Box Car Crash NEW HOPE Ala MPl An Air Force Flying Box Car smashed into a mountaintop near here Wed nesday killing at least eight and possibly nine ocupants There were The big CH9 was flying from Stewart Air Force Base near Smyrna to Brookley Air orce Base Mobile This Cab Company Is RIGHT SPORTING CLEVELAND celebrants who overdo things can call the Yellow Cab Co for special service The company promises to answer the call of a plastered motorist by sending two drivers one to deliver his car home another to take home the patron A leaflet announcing the service says If necessary he might even be prevailed upon to luck you in for the night Certainly he will help you find that elusive AP VVirepholo SAVE BABIES PROM Kenneth Baker 17 Mrs Duane Baker 18 hold their 4monthokl sonstenderly after they carried them to safety when lire wrecked their home in Molinc 111 The two mothers are sistersinlaw Will Get Invitations to Parley BOGOR Indonesia leaders five Asiatic nations Wed nesdayannounced they will invite 25 other nations including Red China and Japan to attend anAfricanAsian conference next April Nationalist China and Israel were the only two nations of the AfricanAsian area omitted from the invitation An official communique issued by the premiers of the Colombo nations said they invited ail countries with independent govern to meet in Indonesia next April The communique was issued at the windup of a twoday confer ence on Asiatic problems held here by Premiers Ali Sastroamidjojo of Indonesia Jawaharlal Nehru of In dia Mohammed AH of Pakistan Sir John Kotelawala of Ceylon and U Nu of Burma The following countries were list ed as those which will be invited to the forthcoming 30nation con ference Afghanistan Cambodia t h Central African Federation Com munist China Egypt Ethiopia Gold Coast Iran Iraq Japan Jordan Laos Lebanon Liberia Libya Napel the Philippines Saudi Arabia Sudan Syria Thai land Turkey North Viet South Viet Nam and Yemen Word that Red China and Japan had been included in the list of countries to be invited had leaked out much earlier Thus the only real surprises in the list were Turkey the Indochina slates and the Central African Federation which consists of North and South Rhodesia and Nayasa land The conference will work for world peace economic and social development of Africa and Asia and tackle such special problems as colonialism racialism and na tional the commu AP WIrcphoto WELL STOCKED Eleanor M a 1 e y 18yearold Grand Meadow Minn school girl finds plenty of her favorite beverage outside her hotel room in New York Miss Maley leaves Thurs day for Paris where she will hand over 48 bottles of U S milk to French Premier Mendes France who has been plugging milk instead of wine as the French national drink Now Here Folks Is One You Havent Heard NUERNBERG Germany UP Weit Germanys toymaken they missed wit tot ttwy were unable te him tvt tin eMitTi with authentic German which ttifl nique said United Wants to Study New Route CHICAGO Air Lines says it must make a new opera tional and economic analysis in light of a recent Civil Aeronautics Board decision authorizing it to serve Dubuque and Fort Dodge Iowa and Rockford 111 R E Johnson United Vice pres ident said Tuesday the companys original application for all cit ies onBraniff Airways former Route 106 which included Water loo Mason City and Sioux City Iowa The CAB divided up the route between United Braniff and Ozark Airlines j Assembly Guarded by Police Paris Pacts in Balance PARIS French National Assembly groped in discussions Wednesday toward its final deci about the problem of West jerman rearmament Thedeputies convened at 9 a m Iowa time for the showdown on the fate of both the Western Defense Alliance and Premier Pierre MendesFrances govern ment A heavy police force stood guard outside the Assembly lo prevent any mass demonstrations while he deputies come to the decision Ahich they have delayed lor four years Principals Seated Andre Le Troquer resplendent in white tie boiled shirt and tail coat sat in the presidents chair on a platform to guide the debate Premier BlendesFrance sat in the center of the first row of the rhany of his min isters alongside him The deputies have been called on to vote twice Wednesday An adverse vote cither time would resignationof Mendes France arid might lead the United States and to force ahead with the rearmament of West Ger many without respect tb Frances1 opinion The premier was expected to win but by even narrower mar gins than Mondays 289251 ballot to admit the Bonn government into the North Atlantic Treaty Organ MendesFrance made both votes confidence issues staking his gov ernments life on their outcome Final speeches were to come first and the actual balloting was not expected to start until Wednes day night possibly as late as mid night S Iowa Key Vote The key vote was on ratification of the treaty admitting West Ger many and Italy into the new West ern European Union along with France Britain The Nether ands Belgium and Luxembourg This one which actual y spells out German rearmament defeated on its first reari ng in the Assembly last Friday MenctesFrancc then brought it up again as a new bill The second ballot was set on the question of admitting West Ger many into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization The deputies approved this treatys separate articles Monday night but its ratification as a whole al so was required In advance of the session polit al observers predicted Mendes France would win about 270 votes on both issues Although this is 9T short of a majority of the 27seat chamber enough deputies expected to abstain to give lim victory Two Othtri The Assembly already had ap proved the other two key Paris agreements A pact restoring Ger man sovereignty was accepted 380 0 last Friday The same day the Assembly okayed 368145 the rcnchGcrman accord on the fu ure of the disputed Saar The deputies also ratified 517 00 a companion convention on the tationing of foreign troops on Jerman soil Assembly approval of the com plex of treaties would send them o the Council of The Republic he upper house of the French parliament for final ratification This probably would take place sometime in February Time Chooses Dulles as Man of the Year NEW YORK UP Secretary if State John Foster Dulles who las traveled miles on omatic missions hi 1954 has been amcd Man of the Year by of Time Magaiiae   

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