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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 16, 1955, Mason City, Iowa Nortfi Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited far to MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TH I NEW ALL MOfcTM IOWANS MII6NIOIS HOME EDITION VOL LXI PraM tmt Umltt4 Full MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY U 1WS row CoMlrti OM 111 3 Romanians Surrender to Swiss Police To Pay State Bills Filing Fee on Taxes Pondered DES MOINES Iowa Legislature Wednesday moved on the states money problems with the House Ways and Means Committee hearing a report that a filing fee on state income tax returns would produce an extra three million dollars annually Louis Cook research director of the State Tax Commission outlined the tax picture in a letter to Committee Chairman Dewey Goode R Cook made no recom mendations as to how the state can overcome its nine million dollar annual spending deficit The Senate meanwhile placed a bill calling for a threecent sales tax on all but eight food items on its calendar as a special order of business next Tuesday afternoon Such an increase would raise an estimated 16to17million dollars in new revenue Cook who appeared before the House Committee Wednesday said a filing fee with the provision everyone filing a federal return joust also ffle a state return would House Argues Then Passes Insurance Bill Freeway Legislation Bill Postponed DBS After spend raise three mfflioo dollars ia addifag almost morning la debate tional revetroe Cook said t return to the old 100 per cent income tax law would net seven million dollars more per year The 1953 Legislature made permanent a law cutting the rate to 75 per cent of the old base A bill introduced by Rep Jack Miller RSioux City to rewrite Iowas income tax laws using fed eral definitions of dependents in come and deductions would pro duce about more each year Cook said He said the additional revenue would be in spite of losses to the state in the areas of medical de ductions taxes on soil conserva tion practices and breeding stock profits Meanwhile the House Cities and Wednesday sent to the Senate by t vote t bin to authorize licensed Iowa insurance agents to do business with un licensed out of state insurance firms if the state commissioner of insurance approves After unsuccessful attempts to shut off debate a motion to defer action pending further study was declared lost on a tie vote of 4949 Cites Opposition At one point Rep Ernest Kosek RCedar Rapids told the House that Insurance Commissioner Charles Fischer opposes the bill Rep Clark McNeal RBelmond replied that Iowa is governed by law Some other members accused Towns Committee sent to Kosek trying dfiay a redecision on the measure and said opponents were breathing down Koseks Kosek denied this floor for passage lated to all suggested by the Iowa League of Municipalities The same committee recom mended a bill that would set at 68 the maximum number of hours a fireman can work per week Chair man Ernest Kosek RCedar Rap ids said some firemen now work as many as 80 nouna week in Breakin at Local Tavern Burglars broke into Kings Tav ern 7 8th Wednesday morn ing escaping in cash and coins police reported Wednesday It was the fifth breakin involving loot totaling nearly within the past month Investigating officers said the rear east door had been broken open with what was believed to have been a oneinch crowbar An office drawer had been forced open in dimes and in cash taken Manager Floyd King who re ported the loss about Wednesday told officers was taken from a drain hole used as a storage spot for money after clos ing hours Police said the doors had been checked about and again at Elkhart Pair Dead in MurderSuicide ELKHART Iowa L Gar ren 76 and his wife Pearl 64 were found shot to death in their farm home southeast of here Tues day night Polk County Sheriff Wilbur Hfl dreth said both had been Wiled by a 12gauge shotgun and indications were that Garren had shothis wife and then himself x Tht sheriff said he knew of no motive for the shootings DATE1H444 and declared his only interest was to be sure the members under stood the bill The House Roads Committee meanwhile recommended Wednes day indefinite postponement of a bill which proposed a fourlane freeway eastwest across Iowa Gat Tax The measure also proposed ear marking one cent a gallon of the state gasoline tax to finance the proposed project It contemplated use of a present eastwest high way and laying another twolane pavement beside it to create a fourlane tollfree road a The Senate started debate on but deferred action for at least 24 hours on a bill providing for appointment rather than election of the Iowa Commerce Commission However it passed 398 and sent to the House a bill giving the Board of Parole power to grant paroles to lifers after they have served 15 years About The Weather Mason City Fair cooler Iowa Continued mild Minnesota Warmer Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Wednesj day Maximum 43 Minimum 22 At 8 22 YEAR AGO Maximum 45 Minimum 23 MRO AP Wlrephoto BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE 9 Collm McKenzle smiles aa n ur s e Pauline Smith adjnsts a contact strap on to a new instrument which has brought tha woman back to life nine times The device used in Boston Gity Hospital where Mrs Mc Kenziejs confined does not restore a damaged heart but delivers stimulus through the contact BIG DECISION WASHINGTON of Houit cocking a collective eye toward vottr reaction decision Wtdntfday on whtthtr to thtmstlvts M ptr ctnt pay boott It seemed certain they would say But some apprehemiont woro voictd as the Heuse prepared to open limited debate on a bill to raise congressional pay from the present yearly to and to give comparable hikes to federal judges Whatever the House dees it subject to approval of the Senate where the Judiciary Committee has approved bill calling for con gressional pay of House Alaska Hawaii Bills WASHINGTON WThe House Interior Committee voted 196 Wed nesday to admit both Alaska and Hawaii as states Committee approval cleared the bill for action by the House when and if the Rules Committee gives it clearance Approval of the bill which lacks administration endorsement in its combined form was voted by 10 Democrats and 9 Republicans and moved the issue toward an un certain fate Four Democrats and two Republicans voted President Eisenhower wants im mediate statehood for Hawaii but las said action on Alaska should be delayed until that territorys complex problems have been solved Prior to its vote on the whole jill the committee approved an amendment by Delegate Bartlett DAlaska to permit the President to establish a military reservation limited to 40 per cent of the area of Alaska roughly north and west of the Yukon River Rep Miller ranking Re publican member of the commit tee said he felt the amendment gave the bill an excellent chance of being approved by the President and the administration The committee rejected amend ments which would have permitted approval of the constitutions of the proposed states by the President without further action by Congress It approved however an alterna tive proposal requiring Congress to act on the constitutions within 60 days of their submission Failure to act would constitute approval Creston Woman in Serious Condition After Home Blast CRESTON UP Two persons were injured one seriously when an explosion blew the foundation from under a house here Tues day Hospitalized in serious condition with second degree face and body burns was Miss Ruth Sullivan 46 She told authorities door of the coal stoker furnace in the Neil McCann home and there was a flash and the whole house Mrs McCann 68 who was pre paring the evening meal in the kitchen upstairs suffered a minor hand wound Her husband sleep ing in a downstairs bedroom es caped injury although the room was shattered Legation Struggle Is Ended Priest in Major Role BERN Switzerland three antiCommunists holding the bar ricaded Romanian legation here surrendered without bloodshed Wednesday Capt Hermann Alboth of the Swiss army said there were only three men in the building at the end and the fourth man was only a Police officers who entered the legation after the three men walked out ending their dramatic 42hour occupation of the legation said the building was strewn with tornup Communist propaganda material Otherwise they said the building was not seriously dam aged The three men between 27 and 35 years of age They refused to give their ntmes Police said the leader of the bind told them his father had been killed by the Russians in Romania Sought Freedom The group which slew the lega tion chauffeur when he resisted them early Tuesday had vowed to hold the legation buildings in this capital of neutral Switzerland until their Red homeland freed five re sistance leaders from imprison ment behind the Iron Curtain The decision of the three to sur render was announced by Alfred Zehnder secretary of the Swiss governments Political Depart ment Long rows of police and Swiss troops lined the street in front ol NEW PRESIDENT DBS MOINES GBThe Institute of Christian Churches of Iowa has elected the Rev Homer Watkins Sioux City as president AP Wirephola AREA HBOMB WOULD map includes an area 140 miles long and 20 miles wide It illustrates the AECs assessment of space in which lives of all persons would be seriously threatened if they took no protective measures against a Bikinitype Hbomb wagon left for the Bern prison Surrender of the men in face of a police ultimatum ended an oc cupation which started at Monday The men forced their way into the legation held several attaches and their families pris oner for several hours and fatailv wounded the chauffeur Aurel Sedu The men will face trial in Switz erland for the killing of the chauf feur It is understood however the Swiss part ol the capitulation indi cated that extradition to Romania as demanded by the Communist Romanian government would not be granted Priest In Visit The surrender came after a Catholic priest visited two of the men who had requested him in the legation to release them from their vows to hold out to the end Police had been prepared to pro ceed with a planned campaign to eject the band from the building forcibly Police officials under pressure from the Swiss govern ment to get the men out of the building quickly had even called in army tank experts to survey the terrain around the legation The tank men agreed that a large scale evacuation of the neighbor ing premises would have been necessary What persuaded the band to give up just as the ultimatum deadline passed was not immediately learned The Swiss government repliet Wednesday to Romania with formal apologies for the attack anc the death of the chauffeur But Switzerlands note to the Foreign Office in Bucharest protested the unseemingly tone of the Roman ian communication and rejected its unjustified accusations that the Swiss had not acted with enough speed or vigor AP Wtrephoto SIX gasoline explo sion Tuesday night in a Pontiac twofamily home killed six persons Dead are top left to Jeannie Fowler 3 and Robert Zeller 20 months Fowler 24 and Gloria Jean Zeller 7 months Robert Zeller and Robert Zeller Chain Stores in City Want New Location Two large chain stores now in Mason City have expressed a de sire to locate in a shopping center on the old fairgrounds it was re ported Wednesday No leases haVe been signed said Bernard Lutrem Chicago realtor who has an option on the Jair kt 19i grounds property at ivtn w i Federal He is very however on getting occupants for the property Several local merchants hav contacted him about the location in addition to the chain stores he added The Cerro Gordo County board of supervisors announced last Sat urday that the option had been extended to June 30 In re turn for the extension Lutrem agreed not to demand occupancy until after the 1955 North Iowa Fair is held 40Year Prison Term for Wildt ANAMOSA Wildt 20 Boone Wednesday was sen tenced to 40 years in the Fort Mad ison State Prison for killing a fel low inmate at the Anamosa Men Reformatory Wildt had offered to plead guilty to second degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Clifton Clauson 32 Waterloo but Dist Judg Charles Penningroth ordered t hearing to determine the degree of murder Penningroth Wednesda found Wildt guilty of second degre murder He said the state had no proved premediation in the killing Wildt was sentenced to 10 year in the reformatory in August 1953 from Boone County on a breaking and entering charge KOREAN INSPECTION SEOUL UB Gen John E Hul arrived Wednesday from his Fa East Command headquarters in Tokyo for a routine oneday inspec tion with South Korean Defensi Minister Sohn Won II Mason Cltyan Bound to Grand Jury In Hemp Sale Fraud A weird story involving hemp from the Yucatan Peninsula an importer from Brooklyn N and a Mason City seed company with a mythical sales staff of 400 men and branch offices in several midwest states unfolded here Tuesday afternoon Following a preliminary hear ing in C R Servisions justice court Charles E Drew 120 5th N owner of the Hawkeye Seed and Chemical 7 2nd S was bound to the April grand jury He was charged with obtaining merchandise un der false pretenses and was re leased on bond Gerald A Kearney N importer and owner of the Kearney Cordage testi fied that Drew obtained in speciallymade baler and binder twine from his firm by representing his business as a large scale operation Kearney said that Drew met him in Dubuque in February 1954 and told him that his firm employed 400 salesmen and had offices in several states Accord ing to the importer Drew said he had just purchased the Guar antee Seed Waterloo Drew also claimed Kearney said that he had unlimited funds at hia disposal through a Mason City bank After a series of meetings and telephone conversations Drew ordered the first shipment of twine which was sent to the Hawkeye Seed and Chemical Co at Dubuque The shipment was made on a sight draft for which Drew paid Kearney said In anticipation of the needs of the seed company Kearney had bags for binder and baler twine made up with the Hawk eye Seed and Chemical Co blem on them also wrap pers and pull tags These were all made up in Yucatan as the twine was shipped direct from there to New Orleans then to Columbia before being moved on to Dubuque In April according to Kear neys testimony Drew asked him to meet him in Chicago This time Drew said he was running short of money because of the expense of recent expansion and the importer said asked for in twine to be sent on an open account basis Kearney said Drew told him he would pay him within 10 days through a special account at the Mason City bank Kearney said he sent the twine but was never paid He said he came to Mason City in August and asked at the bank about the account He was told there never was such an account A check showed Drew never had pur chased the Guarantee Seed Kearney testified Jess Waddeli Charles City former sales manager of the Hawkeye Seed and Chemical said at the hearing that he had beard Drew tell Kearney at Dubuque about his large scale operations Waddeli testified that to his knowledge Drew never employed more than 25 to 30 salesmen Waddeli described how an of fice was set up in Dubuque to receive the twine a warehouse rented and the twine distributed to farmers He denied that he had written a letter to Kearney asking him to ship the worth of twine Kearney had produced a letter signed Jess and written on the seed company stationery The writer said he would be person ally responsible for payment of any twine not paid for through the Mason City bank A civil case is pending in Dis trict Court against Waddeli Drew and the seed company in which Kearney is seeking to re cover the Waddeli left the company Jan HBombs Power Is Described AEC Report Conservative A top atomic scientist Tuesday night underscored as too conser vative the area which the Atomic Energy Commis sion says could be contaminated y an Hbomb explosion Dr Ralph E Lapp addressing the Mason City Executives Club estimated the range of contamina tion of an Hbomb such as was ex ploded at Bikini last March at 000 square miles He asserted his views on this subject released last week un doubtedly precipitated the AEC announcement Tuesday He said tils information was gleaned from Japanese publications Lerft ATM The noted science cooMKant dt clared the fallout from fucb aa explosion ts spread orer large area The explosion he explained sucks a large amount of materials into the bomb cloud These terials subsequently fall back to earth as radioactive particles ailing mostly downwind although lighter particles are carried great er distances A fallout is a term used by scientists to describe the radio active dust that drifts earthward after the huge mushroom cloud breaks He also alluded to a statement by Charles E Wilson in which the Defense Secretary said there wai no atomic stalemate with Russia because the U S is ahead in the bomb race Lapp although not referring specifically to this statement said it doesnt make much difference which country has the biggest stockpile The country making the knockout blow first would have the upper hand However Dr Lapp stressed that even an ordinary basement could provide up to onethird protection from radiation The AEC report Tuesday said shelter in the base ment of an average residence would reduce the radiation to about onetenth of that experienced out of Bltak Picture Although on a whole Dr Lapp painted a bleak picture of the atomic age he did see a brighter side in the unlimited potential of the atom for peacetime use He noted America would have beea further advanced had not the war interfered The physicist who has worked with such men as Dr Arthur H Compton and Dr J Robert Oppen heimer said the atom is an ex tremely good source of heat The difference he explained in a wartime operation and industrial use is in the reaction of atoms at a controlled rate In weapons the operation is carried on in a very small fraction of a second In peacetime the same reaction could be expanded over several years time thus producing a large amount of power indefinitely This controlled rate already is being used for industrial purposes he added In industry a pound of uranium costing an estimated could be used as material in a heating element One pound of Uranium 235 would have a heat value roughly equal to about tons of coal Reserves Low The worlds coal reserves are running out he continued As a re sult this new source of heat from splitting atoms will play an im portant role He said the atom is potentially a cheaper source of en ergy because it is now evident that uranium provides a much larger supply of reserves than coal and oil and all fossil fuels put together In addition it is smokeless and practically weightless The scientist foresees its use in powering airplanes and cars al though he said it was not feas ible at this stage for the primary reason the shielding problem is still much too large for that typa of operation He also noted its tential in the medical field and possibilities of applying atomia fission or its byproducts to agri culture Lifting of the curtain of secrecy now imposed by the government i I
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