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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 27, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspoper EdiUd for to MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NtlGHIOftS HOME EDITION VOL LXI AMociaUd Preu and United Preu Full Wires a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 27 WS Thia Paper ot Two H 75 Sabrejets Bolster 7th Fleet Lawmakers to Get Beer Ad Comic Book Bill Sen Walker Cites Many Complaints Much Work to Be Done DES MOINES law makers will be asked to legislate against bee rdrinking television commercials and sexy or obscene it was disclosed here Thursday Kent Emery assistant attorney general has been working for more than a week on two bills of the moral legislation program Sen John Walker RWilliams said the measures will be intro duced in the Senate at the reques of parentteacher groups an church Walker will be their sponsor My volume of mafl on thes two things has been tremendous he said Comic Books Original point of emphasis in th book censorship bill was juvenil comic magazines dealing wit overemphasized sex crime war and related subjects One of the toughest problems according to Emery is just wha is a comic book How can you de fine it Walkers bill would give citie and towns the right to set up non pay screening boards that woul pass on the content of all news stand literature Theoretically th boards could even ban books in th came manner that a Boston boan of censors has acted through the years If a city chose not to provide a censorship board it could do tha too Walker said The bill forbidding the drinking of beer as part of a television commercial will call for a fine for violators Commtrcialt It would be illegal to show any person raising a bottle can or container presumed to contain the Walker said on network shows originating outside Iowa such com mercials would have to be blacked out in compliance with such a law Emery has checked existing leg lslation on a national level as a possibility for patterning the low bills The attorney generals office has been in contact with the Wis consin attorney general where sim ilar comic book legislation is to be under study On other matters Thursday 26 representatives introduced a bil for a 35milliondollar Korean war soldiers bonus in the Iowa Legis lature The bill backed by the American Legion would set a maximum in dividual bonus of matching the top World War H state bonus payments Approval of the gianl bond issue to pay the bonus would be put up to a vote of the people in 1956 The bonds would be liqui dated by a direct annual Under the proposal veterans would get for each month oJ overseas duty and for each month of stateside duty served be tween June 27 1950 and July 27 1953 Demos Switch Date of Nominating Convention WASHINGTON UPl Democrats twitched plans Thursday on a date for their presidential nomi nating convention in Instead of Aug 27 as previously selected National Committee Chairman Paul M Butler said it has now been decided to recom mend that the convention start Aug 13 to make sure that names of the nominees can get on all state ballots GlobeGazette photo by ALL STEAMED only on the outside this truck is all steamed up Inside its frozen says R L Scholl as he gives it some professional attention Trucks were just the opposite of humans Thursday morning AREA LOW 20 Tha thermometer dropped to 20 degrees zero Wednesday night at the KGLO transmitter station while a 17 degree below reed ing was recorded by the CAA at the Mason City Municipal Airport It was the coldest night so far this one previous reading having gone below zero a 1 last Sunday morning More of the same kind of weather was forecast for Thursday night however with the weatherman expecting 18 degrees below zero for North Iowa The coldest Jan 26 on record a U in 1930 The coldest Jan 27 was 24 in 1904 The coldest Jan 28 was 28 in 1915 The lowest feading on record for Mason City according to the KGLO weather man was a 35 on Feb 910 1899 Million Short If Food Tax Is Removed DES MOINES would lose nearly 14 million dollars a year in income if the sales tax were removed from food and the tax rate were retained at 2 per cent That was the report Thursday of Louis E Cook research director of the Iowa State Tax Commission Since there have been suggestions that the sales tax be increased to 3 per cent Cooks report also included estimates based on a 3 per cent sales tax yield as well as the present 2 per cent figure Cook compiled the figures at the request of Sen J G Lucas R chairman ofthe Senate Ways and Means Committee The committee now is consider ng various proposals for increas ing state revenue Among meas ures which have been suggested s an increase of one per cent in the state sales tax The state badly needs more in ome Its expenditures now are jxceeding revenue by about mil ion a year and many groups are lushing for large increases in ap Topriations Some senators have argued that if the sales tax is increased food hould be exempted to prevent a lardship on those least able to afford it We arent contemplating at this time taking the sales tax off ucas said These figures were athered only for our information Ve arent even sure yet were go ing to increase the sales Cooks figures showed the sales tax on food last year produced Thats about 22 per ent of the total of slightly more lan million that came from ales taxes Minnesota Governor Accepts Challenge ST PAUL Minn W Gov Gr ille Freeman of Minnesota Wednesday night accepted an Iowa tiallenge to a traffic safety con est this year and urged his state eview speed laws and the possi ility of making cars safer The challenge from Gov Leo oegh of Iowa was picked up by feeman at a governors traffic afety conference which called for roader use of drunken driving ists tightening up on drivers li enses absolute speed limits nd yield rightofway signs Milwaukee Line Freight Derailed in Postville Area POSTVTLLE cars of an eastbound Milwaukee Rail road freight train went off the tracks about two miles east of here early Thursday No one was in jured Postville is in southern Al lamakee County in northeast Iowa The cars were in the center sec tion of the train It was headed for Chicago from Sioux Falls The train was carrying a variety of shipments including some meat and hogs One of the cars loaded with hogs was the most damaged railroad personnel reported Immediate cause of the derail ment was not known Des Moines Man Dies After Crash DES MOINES man suf fering a heart attack Wednesday died of a skull fracture after an ambulance taking him to a hospital collided with a car at an intersec ion here The dead man was Roy Henry Bauer 66 Des Moines Bauer and an attendant Earl tonin were thrown out of the rear door of the ambulance by the mpact Bauer was dead on arri val at Broadlawns Hospital and Cronin was injured seriously with lead injuries and face cuts DENTAL HEALTH WEEK DES MOINES Charles flenshaw dental director of the Iowa Health Department urged parents to observe National Chil drens Dental Health Week Feb 713 Worst Frigid Wave of Year Hits Nation By tin fruited Pmi The worst cold wave of the sea son dropped temperatures as low as 32 degrees below zero in the Midwest Thursday and stretched its icy grip towards the Atlantic Coast The mass of Arctic air pushed the temperature below zero as fa south as northern Missouri and central Illinois The mercury tumbled 5 to 29 degrees from the Dakotas eastward to Indiana aw Ohio It was the coldest weather of the ieason for practically all of the Midwest and cold wave warnings were issued for West Virginia Ohio and Kentucky Snow Reported The cold waves advance front dumped from three to nine inches of snow on Western Pennsylvania The temperature was 4 above zero early Thursday at Pittsburgh Pa and was expected to go lower The Weather Bureau said that or many Iowa points including Des Moines it was the first time or record that it got so cold this late in the winter season The 13 below in Des Moines was an alltime rec ird for the Capital City The cold wave was also expected o strike as far south as Virginia where a low of 10 above hi the west and aorth was predicted Frigid Zone The east was not expected to match the polar temperatures in he below at Bemidji and Grantsburg 20 be ow at Minneapolis and St Paul 28 below at International alls 23 below at St Cloud 26 below at Duluth nd 20 below at Mason City Iowa The mercury hit 9 below zero in Chicago early Thursday to tie the alltime record for the date and make it the coldest day in the ffindy City since the 11 below read ng of Feb It was 34 degrees warmer in An horage Alaska where the temper ture was a rather pleasant 25 hove About The Weather Mason City Light snow low of 15 below owa Clearing very cold Minnesota Clearing cold Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 a m Thurs day Maximum 14 Minimum 20 At 8 a m 16 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 16 I Eisenhower to Decide If and When to Use Forces Other Than on Defense WASHINGTON HI The White House said Thursday Presides Eisenhower would decide personally whether to use forces for purposes other than immediate self defense in protection of Formosa against the Communists James C Hagerty White House press secretary said in a state ment that Eisenhower had made that clear at a conference with top and military defense offi Bid to Abolish dals War Brought by MacArthur Gives 3 Addresses in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES o the Army Douglas MacArthur a soldier for more than half a cen tury Wednesday night gave the world a ringing challenge to abol ish war But in fierce championship of America he cried out that seduc ive murmurs are arising that pa iriotism and he de manded Listen not to these voices be they from the one political party or from the other from the high and mighty or the lowly and for gotten Visit them with scorn Re pudiate them in the marketplace on the platform or in the 75th Birthday The conqueror of Japan and draftsman of its peace who was recalled from his Far Eastern command in 1951 observed his 75th rirthday anniversary in Los Ange es Wednesday With Mrs MacAr thur constantly by his side he wenl hrough a tiring day of three speeches adulation of the crowds and dedication of a statue of him self and monument in his honor at the citys MacArthur Park He flew back to New York Thurs day to resume his business life as oard chairman of the Remington Rand Corp In his speech Wednesday night at a civic banquet sponsored by the American Legion he said War has become a Franken tein to destroy both sides No long er is it the weapon of adventure whereby a short cut to internation 1 power and place in the be gained If you lose ou are annihilated If you win you land only to Double Suicide He said war now contains the erms of double suicide and the reat question is does this mean fiat war can now be outlawed from the world If so it would mark the reatest advance in civilization ince the Sermon on the This nation he said should ow proclaim our readiness to bolish war in concert with the reat powers of the world The re ult would be j The statement said that at the White House conference Thursday The President made it clear that these forces were de signed purely for defensive pur poses and that any decision to use United States forces other than in immediate self defense or in di rect defense of Formosa and the Pescadores would be a decision which he would take and the re sponsibility for which he has no1 The purpose of the statement it was learned is at least two fold 1 To allay concern expressec by some senators that the Presi dents fightforFormosa resolution carries authorization to launch a preventive war against the Com munists 2 To set at rest concern on the part of some members of Con gress that authority to decide whether to use U S armed forces might be delegated so that control of the situation would not rest with the United States Some senators have raised a question whether Chinese Nation alist Leader Chiang Kaishek might be able to pull the United State into a war with Red China and possibly with Russia if the administrations resolution is adopted Further Sen Morse IndOre said he admired Arthur Radford chairman of the Joint Chiefs oi Staffs but that Radford had been an advocate of preventive Coast Guard Ship Rescues 8 From Downed Transport NEW YORK a delicately ricky maneuver a crippled four engined military plane Wednesday covered hundreds of miles of stormy midAtlantic then ditched beside a Coast Guard cutter All eight persons aboard the plane were picked up safely For an agonizing two hours and 21 minutes the C54 short on fuel ecause of a gas line leak groped hrough storm and gathering dusk oward the Coast Guard cutter Coos Bay a tiny speck on the vast urbulent sea Then minutes before nightfall he plane found its target The pi ot brought his craft down expert y on the heaving galeswept sea lifeboats plowed to its side and he survivors safety AP Wlrephoto gather a the door of Serge Rubinsteins lavish Fifth Avenue mansion after the financier was fount murdered Rubinstein Murdered in Mansion NEW YORK wrSerge Rubin stein 46 draft dodger and finan cial wizard was found dead Thur day in his lavish Fifth Avenu the victim o a slrangler Clad in black pajamas he wa ying on his back in his third floo jedroom The room had been ransacked All drawers in the dressersectio of a builtin wardrobe had beer pulled out Police termed his death an a parent Body Found Ailliam Morter a butler di covered the body at a m Hi hands and feet were tied witl what appeared to be a venetia Dlind white cord The hands wer bound in front of the body It was either murder or rol one policeman said Th place was turned upside Rubinstein 46 had been in an out of cour for years charges of draf dodging shad financial dea and deportatio warrants B u the dapper stocky financic continued t live a plush life visiting ex p e n RUBINSTEIN sive nightspot and furnishing his sixstory man ion with works of art He was facing deportation ac ion when his apparently channel ife came to its abrupt end Draft Evasion The former boy wonder of fi lance was convicted and im jrisoned for World War II draft vasion Rubinstein who had a continen al air had a varied internationa background He grew up in Stock were whisked tojholm Vienna Paris and other Eu iropean capitals MacARTHUR Douglas MacArthur makes an inaudible apparently a humorous his wife as he handed her the first piece of his 75th birth day cake At left is Gov Goodwin Knight of California who also attended tht celebration at Los Angeles Craft Land at Bases on Formosa Tachens Move About Ready From TAIPEI full wing of Air Force Sabrejets arrived here Thursday to reinforce powerful 7th Fleet in the evac uation of the Tachen Islands where a Communist invasion appears im minent Nationalist sources said the Chi nese Communists had an invasion fleet of junks carrying men within 20 miles of the island outposts 200 miles north of For mosa At the same time Peiping Radio proclaimed anew its defiance of the United States Jtt Bombers The Air announced in Tokyo it also was moving up of fensive bombers to forward bases to cope with any eventuality as the 18th Fighter Bomber Wing of 75 MIGkilling Sabres flew to Formosan airfields from Okinawa and the Philippines The F86s ran up a 131 victory over the MIGs in Korea Operational plans for the evacu ation of the Tachens appear to have been perfected Should they be put into execution and meet Communist opposition Formosa is the nearest territory in friendly hands from which landbased planes should support the fleet A report from Singapore said the fleet itself apparently would be beefed up by the addition of the aircraft carrier Midway The ton flattop was due there Feb 4 but U S Navy officials said she is now heading Four other U S carriers the Es sex Yorlctown Kearsarge and Wasp are in Formosa waters with the fleet Call Cut Short Four U S destroyers cut short a courtesy call to Singapore and sailed from there Thursday American naval sources said they were presumably continuing their voyage to the United States but their abrupt departure stirred speculation they too were headed for the Formosa area U S naval sources in Hong Kong said a scheduled call there by the cruiser Pittsburgh had been cancelled and the ship diverted to other In Taipei the best guess was that Chinese Nationalist naval forces would carry out the actual evacuation of the Tachens screened and covered by the gath ering U S air and sea power The only Communist military ac jon reported Thursday by the Na ionalist Defense Ministry was the firing of two shells in the direction of the Tachens from Toumen Is land 13 miles to the northwest Lying Low The Reds appeared to be lying ow a fact which took on sinister overtones here The big question is not whether they can interfere with he Tachen evacuation but whether they will Communist broadcasts said they would not be intimidated and Nationalist sources said the Reds lad massed men in the Tachen area opposite Que moy Island 300 miles to the south and at Matsu midway be tween Lt Gen Roger Eamey com mander of the 5th Air Force n Japan arrived here to super ise the deployment of Americas irst armed forces to Formosa a move described by top American military leaders as one to provide air force power to any place Bank of England Ups Interest Rate LONDON WT h e nationalized Bank of England raised its interest ate Thursday from three to three nd onehalf per cent This means hat persons or in ustrics who want to borrow money will have to pay more inter st The Bank of England is the entral clearing house for all bank transactions in Great Britain nd its lead is usually followed by 11 other British financial institu ons The action was apparently an cf ort to check what has been termed gentle inflation in Britain It as the first increase in the bank atein almost three years   

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