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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 23, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowot Daily Newspaper kt fU MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI MIWSPAPIR TNAT M A K I S ALL NORTH IOWANS N E I G H I 0 R S HOME EDITION VOL LXI AuocUted Prcu aid United Full LMM Crau COPT MASON CITY IOWA WIDNISDAY FtBRUARY IMS TUi Piper CoMUU ot Two No 117 Senate Passes Warm Beer Bill 444 Demo Tax Slash Plan Criticized by Eisenhower From Our Wire Service WASHINGTON President Eisenhower Wednesday tabbed the Democratic proposal to cut taxes a person next Jan 1 as some kind of a height in fiscal irresponsibility The President told a news conference the Democratic sponsors o the plan in the House did not have the courage to offer it as a separate bill Instead he said they have offered it as an amendment to legisla tion to continue corporation and excise taxes at present rates The administration has asked for continuation of the corporation and excise tax rates now in By tieing the proposed income tax cut with this sponsors would pre sent Eisenhower with a situation where he could not veto the cut without also killing the rate extensions Speaking with a marked show Irritation Eisenhower said thai when anyone talks about cutting federal revenue when spending is greater than income then we are reaching some kind of a height in fiscal irresponsibility Eisenhower declined to give a flat answer when asked whether il would be possible to cut taxes next year but he again expressed the hope it can be done In response to another question he said he was not insisting that the budget be in perfect balance before taxes are cut But he ex pressed the fear that the Demo cratic proposal would throw the government into more serious def icit spending something he said would amount to the most insidious thing that could happen to a free economy He said the United States simply could not have this kind of thing in a responsible government Asked whether he would veto the tax bill in its present form the President said have to wait and see the exact form of the measure as it reaches him The President also dealt with these other matters Wheat for Russia Eisenhower said he personally looks askance at the idea of offering surplus American wheat to the Soviet Union but that he has ordered a study of the idea The President added that he personally would not want to go overboard with respect to the matter because what would be a fine gesture on the part of this country could be twisted to our disadvantage by Russia World disarmament On the basis of past history Eisenhower said he sees no reason for any tremendous optimism with respect to disarmament First he added there must be evidence that each party to any such disarmament was acting in good faith Given that the President said then this country would like as he phrased it to put everything in the pot and go just as far as anyone else Formosa The United States the President said already is on record in favor of exploring every possible means that might lead to a ceasefire in the Formosa Strait This was in reply to a re quest for comment on British For eign Minister Anthony Edens statement that Eden hoped the For mosa crisis could be settled at the Bangkok conference now in session U S Promises to Support Asian Defense SEATO Conference Opens at Bangkok BANGKOK CftThe United States Wednesday assured the Manila Pact nations it is prepared to stand firmly behind its military commitments in the Far East Secretary of State Dulles speak ing at the first closed door session of the eightnation conference re portedly said there should be Jio mistake about military obliga tions in Southeast Asia and its in tention to execute them if the occa sion arises Dulles told the delegates he wanted to correct any impression that the United States would vac cilate in its stand To Goals The foreign ministers of Great Britain New Zealand Australia France the Philippines Thailand Pakistan and the United States first set goals of military security and economic progress for South east Asia then took up the task of lammering Manila Pact principles into a bulwark against Commu nism Dulles first of the diplomats to take the floor in the secret delib erations was reported to have given the United States evaluation of the Asian situation and assur ance that U S fighting forces in the Far East are adequate to cope with any trouble He pointed out he United States has a mobile orce in Asia and can move quick ly Indifferent His statement was taken to mean that the United States is indiffer ent to the establishment of a per manent NATOtype military force Dulles suggested an immediate meeting of military chiefs from each of the eight nations to dis cuss the formulation of general military plans for the defense of Asia against Communist aggres sion Dulles spoke again in the after noon closed session A conference source said he told the delegates a soft policy on the Formosa is sue would not enhance the pros pects of peace but would further Communist aggression It was the first mention of the ouchy Formosa problem AP Wirephoto TOAST TO THE god of festive joy and mirth raises his glass to toast Rex Lord of Misrule And his queen The parade of Comus wound up New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration Tuesday night Vf OK 3 Safes Tax 3 MS DES MOINES Iff The socalled warm beer bill was passed by the Senate Wednesday after only a brief debate The vote was 444 with two senators not voting In explaining the bill Sen Jacob Grimstead RLake Mills cited a news story telling of six boys found drunk in a car in Des Moines Grimstead said the story indicated the boys obtained 24 bottles of beer from a grocer I have no doubt the beer was cold because otherwise the boys wouldnt have bought Grim1 stead said This sort of situation is one of the things my bill pro poses to correct If chilled beer cant be sold for consumption off the premises there will be much less drinking in An amendment by Sen Earl Eli jah RClarence defining a minor as any person under 21 years of age was adopted by a voice vote Those voting against the beer bill were Sens Edward J Mc Manus Jack Shroeder Flees to U S Zone Czech Skating Star Lacked But Freedom LINZ Austria had everything but freedom and In those words pretty Miroslava Nachodska 22yearold ice skating star from Communist Czechoslovakia summed up Wednesday her AP WIrephoto EXPLOSION FIRE WRECK men were injured Tuesday when this service station at Cedar Rapids caught fire following an explosion The station is located at the junction of Highways 30 and 149 Men Injured in Explosions CEDAR RAPIDS men were burned in a series of explo sions which wrecked the Twin Towers Service Station west of icre Tuesday Philip Hoover 27 who was treat ed for burns about the hands and face said he was blown through brick wall by the force of the explosions Floyd Wedemeir 35 was re ported in fair condition with simi ar burns at a Cedar Rapids hos pital Firemen said the men were draining a gas tank of a car when lie fumes apparently were ignited jy the pilot light of a gas heater in the closed garage HARVEY MATUSOW Think Matusow Trying to Ruin Former Reds WASHINGTON flSen Watkins RUtah Wednesday said Harvey tfatusow apparently is deliberately trying to destroy other former Communists who have testified for the government in court trials and congressional Red hunts Watkins is a member of the Senate Internal Security subcommittee vhich Tuesday ended two days of raking questioning of Matusow amid hreats to prosecute the few Yorker for his turnabout Subcommittee members said they will try to jail hhn en perjury charges Chairman Eastland D tfiss said the Justice Department lad asked for A transcript of the hearings Matusow stuck to his story that he has falsely accused hundreds of persons of ties to Communism when he testified both in courts and on Capitol Hill in the earlier 1950s Matusow said he had dates in New York with a federal court and a federal grand jury Excusing him emporarily the subcommittee called other witnesses for closed door questioning about the case Matusow told senators Tuesday hat other former Communists who lave testified about Communist espionage also have given false estimony He named Elizabeth Jentley Louis Budenz Manning Johnson and Paul Crouch all of them confessed exReds and fre quent government witnesses Budenz commented in New York This is the second stage if the Communist attack on in ternal security They have planned ince 1950 to attack government Matusow asked by Sen McClel and DArk whether he would pay your debt to society by pleading guilty to perjury charges retorted in a voice that was near y a shout I will gladly join them the our wherever they any ederal prison But Faure Chosen New Premier PARIS Socialist Edgar Faure Wednesday won overwhelming National Assembly approval as the 21st postwar premier of France ending an 18day government crisis He succeeds Pierre MendesFranee The assembly brought the hu miliating government crisis to end by voting its confidence in the 44yearold faure and the righfofcenter cabinet he hes formed The official vota was 349 to 210 for Faure Three other men fried and failed to form a government since the assembly ousted Mendes France Faure came into office promis ing quick ratification of the Ger man rearmament pact to be fol lowed by negotiations with the Communists in Europe and Asia Spencer Girls Body Found on Mountain ALBUQUERQUE GftThe body of Sharon Schoening 23 Spencer Iowa stewardess aboard a crashed airliner was brought down the steep cliffs of the Sandia Mountains Tuesday She was one of 16 killed when the Trans World won acclaim as Airlines plane crashed shortly afterlplaywright died Elthon and Hoegh in Public Rift DES MOINES Leo A Hoegh Wednesday issued a formal statement concerning a public rift between himself and his Republican colleague Lt Gov Leo Elthon Elthon earlier had accused Hoegh of standing by idly while Hoeghs friends crucified El thons reputation with a charge he sold materials to the state Hoeghs statement said I have full confidence in Lt Gov Elthon and the Senate I have a high regard for their integrity and their ability None of my friends has made attacks upon any of Denied Connection Hoegh denied any connection with a warning Elthon said he re ceived to push Hoeghs highway commission appbintments or a per sonal attack would be made on I never indulge in coercion and Hoegh said He added that none of my ap Dointees gave the warning to El hon or made public a letter writ en by a Des Moines businessman which said Elthons gravel com pany has supplied rock for state lighway projects Hoegh also denied knowing R E Hollett president of the Pioneer Lumber who wrote the letter He said he did not know before the letter was published that Russell L u n d y had worked for Hollett Lundy Hoeghs campaign manager in 1954 and a Des Moines attorney was one of two nominees for the State Highway Commission re jected by the State Senate Called Ridiculous Sen J Kendall Lynes RPIain a prominent Senate leader said when told of Hoeghs com ment that it was Anyone who knows anything about politics has to know Hol he said The new developments came on the heels of an Elthon statement Tuesday that he had been warned to expect an attack if the Senate didnt approve Hoeghs nominee Ive never heard cf such unscru pulous action in my 24 years in the he said Hoegh said he chose his candi dates on the basis of honesty in tegrity capability and he de fended Lundys association with Hollett I had some good paying clients that were gypsies once but that didnt mean I turned into a when she was sent to Vienna to take part in the 1955 World Ice Skating Championships last week Big Chance It was my big she said because I was not consid ered politically reliable and had not been permitted to perform ia the West since She said she made her final de cision to flee less than 24 hours before she was due to return to Prague Sunday On a lastminute shopping expedition she made an excuse to break away from other team members She took a street car to her hotel near the Czech Legation picked up her bags and took a taxi to the U S Embassy No tieing her Czech accent and ner vousness and suspecting her pur pose the cabbie took her insteac to the U S escapee center in taking off last Saturday CLAUDEL DIES PARIS Claudel a diplomat and Wednesday He was 86 reasons for seeking political asy lum in the United States At a news conference in the American zone of Austria Mis Nachodska told how she mad her way to freedom in Vienna a few hours before she was due t return to her homeland The ice star said she had been considering escape to the Wes for years Her opportunity came Vienna where asylum she applied for In Czechoslovakia she said I might be considered as having had everything a person could hope for Like few others in the country I was well paid could travel I could sometimes buy things abroad I was nation ally had everything bu freedom and security Bird n Cage 1 felt like a bird in a cage who had the freedom to move about the cage but not Miss Nachodska told newsmen the Czech people feel the Kremlin shakcup that cost Georgi Malenkov he Soviet premiership means a new course which may lead to They are afraid of a return to the poltical course of the Stalin era she said SAME D AT E195478 Black tratflc demtb In 21 honri Dismembered Two Children Mother Says HOUSTON Tex attrac tive 28yearold woman Wednes day admitted she killed her two young sons kept the bodies a week dismembered them and hac them buried as spoiled venison Mrs Ann Williams clerk in a ive and tencent store in suburban Pasadena told Sheriff C V Kern she killed the boys Calvin 9 and Conrad 8 by giving them big sleeping pills I bought in She said she kept the bodies in a Houston apartment nearly a weel before dismembering them with razor blades She gave no reason for her ac tions Mrs Williams who had been missing six days was arreslec early Wednesday about six hour after four neatly wrapped pack ages containing the bodies had been unearthed near Algoa Her husband Hoyt J Williams 33 was sentenced in January to a hreeyear federal prison sentenc for car theft Mrs Williams said she and her husband a welder lave been married 10 years Hampton Airman Guides Two Lost Fliers to Safety KANSAS CITY WJA newly in stalled direction finder was turned on at Grandvicw Air Force Base an hour ahead of schedule Tues day night to guide two lost airmen o a safe landing Capt Edward C Schriner and Capt William J Sitzman Jr said inly three to four minutes of fuel emained in their T33 jet trainer when they landed Stationed at Langley Air Force lase the men were flying rom Viclorville to Olatbe Naval Air Station when heir radio compass failed Roger S Maier Hampton Iowa randview airman heard their adio distress call He switched on iic new direction finder located he jet in clouds 50 miles north of ansas City and guided the fliers o nearby Olathc Arnold Utzig D Dubuque and DeVere Watson R louncil Sens Samuel Burton DOt umwa and Ted Clark RMystic id not vote The Senate Tuesday passed 3118 nd sent to the House a bill call ng for an increase in the state ales tax from two to three per ent but removing the levy from ertain foods A daylong debate receded the final vote on the measure The beer bill would give the State Beer Permit Board permission to leny a state permit to sell beer vcn though a local license had icen issued Other provisions of the measurt nclude Prohibiting sale of chilled beer y either a Class B or Class C permittee for consumption off the Demises It is this feature which ave the warm beer title to the bill Increase the license fee of a Class C permittee from to a year The bond of a permittee would not be forfeited even if his icense is revoked unless he is convicted of violating the beer laws Several Exchanges There were several spirited ex changes during the debate on the sales tax increase Chief opposi tion came from senators of the border counties who contended any sales tax boost would drive busi ness into neighboring states Wis consin Minnesota and Nebraska have no sales taxes The measure it is estimated would produce about million ad ditional revenue for the state gen eral fund and about million more for the road use tax fund Sen Thomas J Dailey DBur inglon called the procedure a cart before the horse proposition He argued that no major tax measure should be considered un til after appropriations are fixed He added that the tax increase not only will drive Iowa business to Illinois but will prevent Illinois business from coming to Illinois has a two per cent sales tax Much Opposition Sen George OMalley DDes Moines in his six years in the Senate I have never seen anything that had as much unanimous opinion against it in Polk County as this He de clared the Senate Ways and Means Committee which sponsored the bill should consider an income tax increase and such economy meas ures as reducing the number of state employes and stricter en forcement of present tax laws be bre urging any revenue bill Another Democrat Sen Edward J McManus Keokuk referred to William Jennings Bryans famous statement Thou shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of About The Weather Mason City Snow colder Iowa Light snow colder Minnesota Much colder Globe Gazette veather data up o 8 Wednes lay Maximum Minimum At 8 Snow YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum SHOW 3 New Income Tax Bills Filed DES MOINES iffi A plan to raise an additional three million dollars a year in state revenue was contained in one of three in come tax bills on file with the House Wednesday Rep T J Frey RNooIa pro posed that every individual and corporation whose income tax re turn showed no payment due be required to pay a filing The fee would be for an in dividual and for a corpora tion Frcy estimated the yield would be at least three million dollars annually The bill also would re quire every taxpayer to file with his return a copy of the asses sors depreciation schedule so that the State Tax Commission could check on whether the fig ures agree with those listed in the return Frey joined with Rep Frank Thompson RGuthrie Center in sponsoring a bill which would re peal provisions for installment paying of income taxes Under the measure all tax due would have to be paid at the time the return is filed Thompson said the present sys tem of installment payments where the tax is more than S10 is both costing the state money and losing it money He said some taxpayers pay the first installment but when the second and last is due they arc sick have moved away or arc on a lower salary and the additional amount due cannot be collected He said he could not estimate the amount the state loses in rev enue in this way The bill also would avoid the necessity Thompson said of paying about half a dozen persons to check on whether the last installments are paid Frey also joined Thompson In sponsoring the third income tax measure It would extend from two to three years the time the tax commission would have to audit income tax returns and make the period the same as for audits of federal income tax re turns Since the commission relies heavily on the federal audits sponsors ot the bill commented the measure would give the state more time to collect taxes due   

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