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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 17, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                Noftfc Doily Newspaper Edited far to MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE M I N I W t P A r I I THAT MAKII ALL NORTH IOWANS MIIQMIOtS HOME EDITION VOL txi MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 17 IMS One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary W EARL HALL Editor Safety Attitude Most Important years or so of contact with the traffic safety movement have convinced me of least two things One of these is that about every body has a pet plan for solving the problem the other is that the mat ter isnt that simple Safety is an extremely complex matter and isnt going to be brought about by any one or any two or any dozen pet plans Having that you probably will think that Im a bit inconsist ent when I proceed to I have times without the problem can be solved if theres a sufficient wish to do so on the part of the people of Amer ica Ive stated such a view in these words When nine out of ten people want safety enough to pay the price of be on the way to having safety almos That in no way means the prob lem is simple What it does mean is that a right attitude on the part of the public an overriding de sire to have safety on our high ways is the starting point Without such we cant even say that we have made a start toward its solution Queried by Ohio Mart Not long ago I had a letter from a man in Youngstown Ohio ask ing me to explain just what meant by my expression want ing safety enough to pay the price of He had heard me on a nationwide TV program I am a supervisor in the mills of a steel company he wrote Safety with us is a must So anything I can learn about safety that I can in turn impart to our people I am very much in terested in When you say there is a price to pay that is what puzzles me I have talked this over with other people and none of us can come up with an answer That is the reason I am writing to you I would appreciate it very he concluded if you could find time to write and elab orate further on the price we havej to pay for accident I did find time to answer the le ter I began by recalling a no very important little incident o my way to work that very morn ing I had stopped as a pedes trian at a red traffic light half dozen others four of them high school age incidentally barged out into the street at th risk of life and limb WEST POINTER LEADS Picado 27 son of the former Costa Rican president and a 1951 graduate of the West Point Military Academy re portedly is the leader of the rebels revolting against the present Costa Rican regime At right is Lawrence D Lee also 27 Glendale allegedly a buddy of Picado who plotted the rebellion Ikes Budget Request Accents Arms Security 37 House Committees Are Filled Appo by mtnients Hanson AP Wlrephotos DIPLOMATS SHAKE H AN D Fournier Costa Rican undersecretary of Foreign Affairs shakes hands with Guillermo Sacasa of Nicaragua at an American States Council meeting in Washington The OSC is probing the Costa Rican revolt Four U Reach Costa Rica Rebel Defenses Hit That Price Was Small In a very minor way I demon itrated a willingness to pay th price of safety Conversely thos who paid no heed to the traffi light which was made for pedes trians no less than for motorists werent willing to pay the price o safety The price was small I ad mit but it was a price On the broader scale our atti tude toward safety and its price i reflected in our answer to such questions as these 1 Are we willing to support our law enforcement branch of govern ment by giving it an adequacy o manpower Do we hold up the hands of officer who cracks down on the offender 2 Do we encourage our schools In a program to make safety edu cation including behindthewhee training a part of every young sters education 3 Are we going the limit In building highways that measure up to the highest standards o safetyengineering A Matter of Attitude The answer to each and every one of these three questions woulc have to be And thats a mat ter of attitude I insist If nine out of ten of us wanted safety enough to pay the price of safety the an swer to each of these questions would be a lusty Figures compiled by the Auto mobile Manufacturers Association indicate that our failure to give an intelligent regard to the subject of safety on our streets and high ways is costing us about three bil lion dollars yearly Interestingly enough thats al most as much as motorists of America are paying each year in the form of gasoline taxes and reg Istration fees of one kind or an other for the 58 million motor vehicles on our streets and high ways The moral of the situation is rather plain Were being penal ized almost as much for disre garding the known facts about as we are spending for the CONTINUED ON PAG I 2 SAN JOSE Costa Rica propellerdriven fighter planes arrived here Monday to reinforce the government against rebels who have seized the northwestern corner of Costa Rica The obsolescent F51s were flown here by ferry pilots They were handed over to Costa Rican officials and the men were to return to their Texas base taking no in thefighting One of the pilots is 1st Lt De C Toedt a native of Laure Iowa Lt Toedt was nonchalan about the flight Whfle newsmen and photographers crowded aroufli before the takeoff at San Antonio he quipped I never go this much publicity in The revolt which had been main ly a war of words since it start ed a week ago erupted into action during the weekend around the northwestern outpost of Santa Rosa Initial Gains The rebels scored initial gains Doosting total government casual ties for the week to three dead and 14 wounded but an official com munique Sunday night said most of the lost ground had been re gained The government which has been censoring incoming cables and lo cal newspkpers since Wednesday mposed censorship on outgoing ca bles Sunday night but lifted the ban after three hours In place of a formal censorship foreign Minister Mario Esquive asked correspondents to clear any stories concerning troop move ments with army headquarters be ore sending them Costa Rica which has no regular army is fighting the rebels with a makeshift combination of police and unpaid undertrained volun eers Two Killed Two Costa Rican reporters were killed in the fighting at Santa Rosa and six foreign correspondents were reported missing The rebel adio however reported that all ix are safe and sound behind rebel ines covering the other side of the revolt The broadcast said the six in luded United Press photographer ohn Abney Philip Payne and George Skadding of Time aul Sanche a Canadian television ameraman for NBC and two Cu ans Rebels armed with carbines fired t a observation plane Satur ay but did not hit it Another American plane was buzzed but ot damaged by the warsurplus 41 that is the backbone of the ebel air Two Injured Car Wrecked Near Osage Osage men were injured and one was sentenced to the Mitchell County jail for intox ication after the car in which they were riding left the river road west of Mitchell at a curve Sunday and crashed into an elm tree Donald Overfelt was driving at and with him was Duane Eidness The two men walked to the Lawrence Ask home and sum moned Sheriff Lewis Haberkorn Overfelt was taken to the Mitchell County Memorial Hospital where it was found he had three broken ribs injuries to mouth and head severe scalp lacerations and cuts and bruises on the legs He was dismissed from the hospital late Sunday Eidness was taken to the county iail and later appeared before Jus ice Charles Bailey who sentenced him to 30 days in jail He has shoul der injuries also cuts and bruises Haberkorn stated that Overfelt would be called to appear in court as soon as he is able to do so The car is a total wreck with damage amounting to some Member of Coolidge Cabinet Is Dead SAN ANTONIO Tex U Dr William M Jardine secretary of agriculture in Calvin Coolidges Cabinet and former president of Kansas State College died here Monday DES MOINES MSpeaker A C Hanson announced Monday the a pointments to 37 Iowa Hous standing committees including s lection of Rep Russell A Patric RHawarden as chairman of th important Appropriations Com mi tee After a bill has been introduce it is sent to one of the commit tees for consideration and recom mendation to the House A com mittee may retain possession of bill 18 legislative days only unles it gets an extension of time from the House Selected for ranking member the Appropriations committee wa G T Kuester Kues ter a former twoterm speaker was chairman of Appropriation three times previously He is re ported to have suggested to Han son that the chairmanship go to a younger man 41 Members Patrick was chairman of th appropriations subcommittee on board of control financing in the 1953 session There are 48 mem bers of this sessions Appropria tions Committee Rep Wendell Pendleton R Storm speaker pro tern was named chairman of the Rules Committee This post is regardec as unusually important this session because this committee is expect ed to recommend whether com mittee hearings secret in the past should be opened to newsmen Fi nal decision will be by the House membership Among other key committee chairmen named Ways and Means Dewey E Goode Tax Re vision Edward Oppedahl RRen wick Schools Earl A Miller R Cedar Falls Roads Carl H Ring genberg Labor Clark H McNeal RBelmond and Con stitutional Amendments Mahlon N Brown RWhat The only chairmanship to go to a Democrat came with the appoint ment of Rep L A Falvey D Albia to head the Mines and Min ing Committee Falvey lives in the area of the states largest coal mining operations Other Posts Other committee chairmanships to Aeronautics Harry W Ramsey er Washington Agriculture No 1 J Henry Lucken Akron Agricul ture No 2 George L Paul Brook lyn Banks Building and Loan A L Mensing Lowden Board of Control Paul M Walter Union Cities and Towns Ernest Kpsek Cedar Rapids Claims William E Darrington Persia Compensation Hurt K Fairchild Ida Grove CONTINUED ON PACE 2 THE BUDGET DOLLAR Source Bureau of Jta Budget AP Wlrephoto HOW DOLLAR IS SLICED This chart illustrates sources of government income and estimate expenditures in terms of a dollar unit as outlined in President Eisen howers 1956 budget message 1956 BUDGET WASHINGTON Eisenhowers fiscal budget at glanct SPENDING from th currtnt yiar Twothirdi of it it for national security programs REVENUES an increase of ovar tho currtnt yoar rtfltcts a strong and prosperous economy DEFICIT Regular budget in the red compared to this year But the socalled cash budget which also includes income and outgo of social security and other trust funds not included in the budget would show surplus of first in four years TAXES No tax cuts this year Cuts in corporation income and federal sales taxes due April 1 should be postponed But further tax reduction remains a firm goal of this administration and the President is hopeful that new cuts will be justified next Outlay Again to Exceed Income However Total Is Under Previous Years By FRANK OBRIEN WASHINGTON JiPresident Eisenhower Monday recommended slightly trimmed budget he said is designed to guard the nation against attack from without and undermining from within while advancing human welfare and economic growth It contemplates a deficit of little more thin half that estimated for the current fiscal year Thus it would be the fifth successive year to show red ink spending Estimated expenditures were down a little over a billion dollars from that anticipated for the current year The President predicted 4 that income in the new fiscal year starting July 1 would be a billion dollars over this optimism over the future of the national economy Eisenhower told Congress where some members of the dom inant Democratic party have won dered aloud if his defense plani are never in our peacetime history have we been as well prepared to defend our selves as we are But he said to protect an in secure peace he has assigned to national security programs 40Vi billion per the nations spending in the next fis cal year That is virtually no change from this years security outlays but is six billions less than Demos Argue Claim That 80 Are Disloyal McCarthy Charge Given Answer WASHINGTON JBSen Olin D Johnston DSC says the State De partment has found one of ploycs once named by Sen Two Ahead of 54 Four More Deaths on Roads Push Toll to 28 87 Tit AiueUtci Preii Four more highway fatalities over theweeksnd have raised Iowas motor vehicle death toll to 28 so far this year two more than on the date a year ago The latest victims Mrs Alta Frain 66 Blair Neb Walter Early 68 Wallhill Neb Arthur Hinning 37 Bloomfield Keokuk Man Held for Murder After Fatal Shooting KEOKUK W Buck Myers 55 Ceokuk was held on an ope barge of murder Monday in th atal shooting of Mrs Luella arle 45 at her home here Sun ay Mrs Carle was shot with a 22 alibre rifle Police Chief E C Al erts said Myers turned the gun o himself but inflicted only a flesi round on the side of his head Myers was taken to the hospita ut was released later and placec the county jail Chief Alberts said the shooting pparently followed an argumen etween the man and women He aid Myers was to be questioner bout it Monday SAME DIG THIS CRAZY TIE goose with ite breast pierced by an arrow is approached by a feathered friend as it makes its way in a pond near Tuckahoe N Y Police have tried without success to trap the bird and remove the arrow Harold Thomas 38 Creston Mrs Frain and Early were killed in separate accidents Sunday Hin ning and Thomas died of injuries received in mishaps Saturday Mrs Frain was riding with her husband Elmer 69 when their car went out of control and rolled over on a road known as Pioneer Trail south of Council Bluffs Sheriffs officers said the car hit a hole in the road as it crossed a railroad track Frain was hos pitalized at Council Bluffs Early was a passenger in a car driven by his 59yearold wife who was reported in fair condition Mon day at a Waverly hospital Their car went out of control on a curve near the junction of Highways 3 and 188 southeast of Clarksville in Butler County Mr and Mrs Early were en route to Richland Center Wis to visit a daughter Hinning was killed when his car apparently hit loose gravel nine miles south of Bloomfield and rolled over Thomas manager of the Farm ers Cooperative Co at Creston was fatally injured in a mishap on Highway 169 north of Ogden ie was riding in a car driven by M M Stientjes 49 of Des Moines em Mc Carthy to be a Communist or dis loyal to our The report on investigations prompted by McCarthys 1950 charges should clear up this mat ter for all Johnston said The South Carolina senator said he asked the State Department for information as a starting point in a review of possible subver sion in the gov ernment He heads the Sen ate Post Office and Civil Serv ice Committee and plans a full the Eisenhower JOHNSTON administrations security program Along with some other Democrats Johnston has questioned whether administration statistics on firings under the program have present ed a true picture of risks in gov ernment jobs Johnston said in a statement he dug up names of some 80 State Department employes against whom the Wisconsin senator Mc Carthy had made The cases figured in a controversial in vestigation by a Senate group headed by former Sen Tydings DMd in 1950 The Tydings subcommittee re ported the charges were false and accused McCarthy of a hoax The State Departments reply to his request for a summary of the cases verifies the Tydings con clusions Johnston said It is gratifying to have con firmed that the charges of wide spread Communism in the State Department put out in 1950 when the Democrats were in control of our national government have now been contradicted by the letter to me from the present Republican Johnston said last years Good Ovtleok Eisenhower said he had reex amined and found mostly good ex cept for some in timing the military new look adopted last year The new budget thus continued irimary reliance on airpower to fend off attack and carry smash ing retaliation to any aggressors In addition Eisenhower laid new emphasis upon a thickening arc of radar eyes across the north of Ponder This WASHINGTON Washington spent less in his first year as first President to run the entire federal government than President Eisenhower has budg eted for things like paper cups and paper towels in fiscal 1954 Eisenhowers item for paper cups and the like runs to 4A million dollars Thats more than half as much as the whole federal gov ernment spent in the first eight years of its existence the continent to give early warn ing of any sneak attack The air force got a record twothirds of the spending money assigned to the armed services with twothirds of its money earmarked for pro curement of uptodate jet aircraft In my judgment the military All About I The Weather Mason City Fair and cold owa Continued cold Minnesota Continued cold Globe Gazette weather data 8 ay Maximum 18 Minimum 4 At 8 6 fEAR AGO Maximum Minimum COMtMUlO Lodge Confident Fischer to Be Released Hoegh DES MOINES iMGov Leo A Hoegh said Monday he has talked with Henry Cabot Lodge American ambassador to the United Nations concerning Capt Harold Fischer of S w e a City American jet ace who has been held captive in Communist China since his plane was shot down over Korea in 1953 Hoegh said Lodge during the telephone conversation Monday expressed confidence that Fischer and other American servicemen held with him will be released But the ambassador said he was not able to say at what time the release will take place Lodge the governor said is much more confident concerning the American airmen than he has been at any previous Hoegh said he had telephoned the parents of Fischer to inform them Lodge of the conversation with force and programs upon which this budget is based are accurately adjusted to the national Eisenhower said in his budget mes sage sent to Capitol Hill but not delivered personally by the Presi dent On the nonmilitary side the new Eisenhower budget stressed a pol cy of partnership in development of communications and resources between the federal government on one hand and the states local gov ernments and private interests on the other Eisenhower called for costshar ing programs throughout the civil ian part of his budget including references to roads aviation ship building and natural resources The President announced appoint ment of a special commission to study soaring veterans benefits costs which he said need con structive Not Serious Eisenhower told Congress the na tion has come through a transition from wartime to peacetime econ omy which was difficult for some but not serious on the and that our present growing prosperity has solid foun Secretaryof the Treasury Hum phrey told newsmen the fiscal 1955 budget is based on treasury pre dictions that during calendar 1955 personal income will rise by 4 per cent and corporation profits by 7 per cent Humphrey said he does not en vision any tax cutting proposals this year but that he hopes by next year to be talking about tax   

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