Friday, February 25, 1955

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 25, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North lowcs Doily Newspaper Edited far tW MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI AiwiciaM and United fnu Full Ltw StvrB a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 25 IMS Thti Paper CoMlutt tf Two lit House Passes Tax Cut 242175 Order Probe Into Death of Farmer Lewis Haberkorn of Mitchell County was awaiting the result of an autopsy Friday before com menting on the probable cause of the death of Ed Grinstead 74 retired farmer whose frozen body with three bullet holes was found Thursday hanging from a rafter in the garage at his home There were three bullet holes in the body and a gun nearby The autopsy was being made by Dr George T Joyce Mason City An inquest into the death was begun Thursday under the direction of Dr R L Whitler coroner of Mitchell County but it was postponed pending the result of the autopsy The body was found in Grinsteads garage by a neighbor Oliver Haugen who reported to authorities Dr Whitley from the condition of the body estimated that Grinstead probably died Wednesday The coroner said there were two bullet holes in the chest and one In the head Grinstead lived alone in his home at the corner of 9th and Mechanic Streets He leaves a son John of Orchard Funeral services have been set for Saturday at at the Champion Funeral Home North lowans in Talk With Dewel DES MOINES Duane Dewel RAlgona told a North Iowa delegation that the Senate passed the bill to increase sales and use taxes to wake the people The purpose was to alert the people to the taxation Dewel commented in reply to protest voiced to him and other legis Thursday He added If the people continue to ask for more and more appropriations they are going to have to pay more and more Wont Become Law The senator expressed his belief that the tax increase measure probably would not become a law The measure was sent to the House for consideration It would increase the sales and use taxes from two to three per cent each and exempt the sales Conference at Bangkok Ends in Optimism Way of Aggressor Made Harder BANGKOK eightnation Manila Pact Conference ended Fri day on a note of optimism tha progress has been m e in strengthening the area against ag gression Secretary of State Dulle told the closing session of th threeday meeting The way o the aggressor has been jtnadi Gathered to implement the treaty signed in Manila last Sep tember the delegates established a permanent secretariat in Bang kok and set up committees on inili tary antisubversion and economic matters to put teeth into the pact Eight Nations The eight nations are Pakistan the Philippines France Umtec States Great Britain New Zea land Australia and Thailand Dulles told the delegates We have taken decision which will make the council of repre sentatives an effective working party within the three areas deali Fuel Offered BANGKOK UP The United States Friday offered to share 220 pounds of nuclear fuel with Ma nila Pact nations interested in building atomic research reac tors Our Department of State and Atomic Energy Commission are ready to discuss with inter ested countries the negotiation of agreements for cooperation un der which some of this nuclear fuel could be made Secretary of State Dulles said The United States late last year announced it would make 220 pounds of fissionable material available to nations for research Democrats Ask Full Check Into Highway Commission with by the pact namely defense against open armed aggression defense against subversion from without and promotion of eco nomic and social well In what seemed a reference to the touchy Formosa problem Dulles said We have exchanged opinions about the overall position in Asia There has been recog nition of the gravity of the danger that confronts us and of the urgen cy in dealing with it Discuss Formosa I am confident that sense of urgency will be carried into the work of our permanent representa tive and of our political military and economic Dulles and British Foreign Sec retary Anthony Eden discussed Formosa at length Thursday night Unofficial sources said Eden pressed the belief Red China would nas not Invade Formosa I A appropriation to fi NATIVE DANCE FOR MRS Panamanian patients at a lepTosSm in the Canal Zone clap their hands in rhythm to the tamborito a local dance as Mrs Richard Nixon joins in The Vice President and his wife are in the Caribbean area oh a goodwill tour tax certain staple The delegation of 30 included representatives from Spencer Es therville Swea City Ledyard La kota Armstrong Spirit Lake and Mason City Clinton was also rep resented and there was a strong wire from Bancroft Substantial Loss Legislators contacted along with Sen Dewel included Reps W R Christiansen Worth C R Burtch Mitchell Fred J Ehlers Emmet Henry Nelson Winnebago Roy Smith Dickinson William H Tate Cerro Gordo Curtis Riehm Han cock and John Carlsen Clinton Even with present sales tax rate it was contended at the meeting held in a Statehouse office there is a substantial loss of North Iowa business to the Minnesota border counties This would be aggra vated by a 3 per cent levy it was predicted Alternatives suggested for rais ing the million sought for state expenditure included boosting iquor prices increasing cigaret and income tax levy setting a minimum on all adult lowans and taxing stocks and bonds which now escape levies Grinned Professor in Shoplifting Conviction WATERLOO Otto Jel inek 44 head of the Grinnell Col ege music department was con victed of petty larceny in munici pal court Thursday night Judge George J Sager set sentencing for 0 Tuesday Jelinek also director of the Wa erloo Symphony Orchestra was Iraq Enters Defense Pact With Turkey BAGHDAD Iraq took up a post in the Western defens lineup Friday after signing a mu tual defense pact with Turkey Sh was the first Arab state to forsake a neutral role in the EastWes cold war In Cairo a high governmen spokesman promptly declared Egypt would call a meeting of al Arab League nations except Iraq and demand the expulsion of the Baghdad government and revision of the league agreement May Withdraw If the demand is not heeded he added Egypt will either withdraw rom the eightnation group or re nounce any commitment to defend Iraq The Arab League is a col lective security alliance Egypt generally acknowledged as its leader has insisted the Arabs should stick to their neutralist po sition and depend on themselves for defense Defying Egyptian threats Iraqi Premier Nuri Said signed the agreement with Turkey Thursday night after six hours of almost continuous discussions with Turk ish Premier Adnan Menderes NATO Member Turkey is a member of the ttorth Atlantic Treaty Organiza tion Her pact with Iraq is the first to link an Arab state spe cifically for defense against any Communist aggression in the Mid die East The other Arab League mem jers are Egypt Syria Lebanon Jordan Saudi Arabia Yemen and Libya itamin pills and a deodorant stick from a drug store here with out paying for them Wellsburg Man Dies in Road Accident WELLSBURG WVJohn Geiken 64 was killed Thursday night when his car struck an embankment at accused of taking a bottle of the dead end of a gravel road four miles northwest of here He was a seed corn salesman and lived on a farm near Wellsburg DES MOINES GPl Democratic members of the Legislature want a ull scale investigation of the Re lublicancontrolled State Highway ommission The lengthy point resolution rafted in a party caucus Thurs ay was expected to be introduced m both houses Friday The minority party members esolution called for Appointment of a bipartisan com mittee of nine with power to hold bearings and issue subpoe nance the investigation A deadline of Jan 1 1956 as the time for filing the proposed com mittees report Avith the governor Chances of the resolution ever re ceiving legislative approval are doubtful since the Democrats are heavily outnumbered ia the House and Senate This is the second highway com mission probe proposed in the Leg islature this week Two representa tives on Wednesday asked the House to investigate certain ques tionable purchases by the commis sion I Over the World Its the DAY OF PRAYER NEW YORK may seem no different than the rest The same sounds and movements in the streets the same routines in offices homes and workshops But something special will be going on This is the World Day of Prayer and Christians in nearly every of in most towns and cities in the United than of joining in At various hours of the day in various churches hospitals colleges and will gather to bow their heads to kneel to give voice to the worfdless universal language The praying began at daybreak in the Fiji and Tonga islands just beyond the international dateline Youth Rescued From Air Shaft After He Plunged 12 Stones NEW YORK in pain a 20yearold youth was rescued Friday from a narrow airshaft down which he had plunged almost 12 itories 12 hours earlier Get me out of he cried as police emergency squadsmen Personal Injury Suit Filed Against Railroad FORT DODGE UP A personal injury suit was filed in J S District Court here Friday y Marshall Wyrum against the Mason City and Clear Lake Rail road Co Wyrum claimed he suffered per manent injuries when he came in contact with a power line while employed at the companys plant at Emery last June 7 He charged hat the firm failed to provide rea sonable care for his safety According to the suit the Emery lant was used to convert AC into C power to operate motors About The Weather Mason City Cloudy mild Iowa Somewhat warmer Minnesota Not so cold Temperatures Fiveday Iowa will average about at walls of the shaft be tween the first and second floors I think my arms and legs are broken theyre all wailed the wedged youth just as the emer gency workers finally broke through to free him some three hours after they began their ef forts The youth who identified himself as James Anderson was wedged behind pipes in the tiny 18 inches by 5 his plunge about 9 Thursday Black Space He said a companion bent on burglarizing the office and storage building had forced him at gun point to jump through a skylight atop the building which they had reached by way of fire escapes But instead of landing on a floor underneath the skylight he said he hurtled downward in black space Near the bottom he stuck between some pipes and the air shaft waD For hours no one heard his cries for help Finally at dawn a building work er Michael Reedy unlocked a door on the ground level and heard An dersons muffled pleas for aid Summoned Reedy raced to a hotel next door 5 degrees be ow normal Friday night through ext Wednesday Normal high emperaturcs 36 north to 44 south Sormal lows 16 north to 21 south Varmer Friday night gradually urning colder Saturday and Sun day Warming trend by Tuesday or Wednesday Possibly some rain or snow Saturday or Saturday night precipitation 10 to 20 inch Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Friday CONTMUtD COU Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 11 3 8 47 29 and employes there summoned po lice Emergency squadsmen went to work with sledgehammers axes and chisels They guided their efforts by the sound of Andersons voice the only way they had of pin pointing his location Halfway Mark at Capitol Both Houses in Recess DES MOINES Iowa Legislature hit the halfway mark of its 1955 session Friday and moved to speed up the handling of mportant legislation by banning introduction of individually spon sored bills Both houses adjourned for a weeklong recess but before doing so they appointed special commit ees to steer the course of legis a lion In the House Speaker Arthur ianson Rlnwood picked Rep W L Mooty RGrundy Center to head the House Steering Commit ee Lt Gov Leo Elthon appointed Sen Duane E Devvcl majority leader of the Senate as chairman of the Senate sifting Committee Prepares Calendar The Senate committee prepares he calendar which sets the order if debate on proposed legislation culling out bills which it thinks lave little chance to pass The louse committee docs not kill bills lulright but shuffles the order of ills on the calendar so that pre erred legislation gets moved head while others may die at the oot of the list Friday was the final day for in roducing bills in the House ex ept for committee bills The Sen te deadline was Thursday In other action Friday the louse Killed 7017 a bill which would ave allowed persons under 21 into ool rooms which do not sell beer he Senate Thursday passed 3116 bill to permit high school stu ents between 14 and 16 to work as in setters in bowling alleys that ont sell beer Notice to Depart Abolished the states notice to epart law described by Rep reel Voightmann RMarengo as IG last remaining one in the rra on The vote was 777 The law Hows counties to serve within two ears a notice to depart on new esidents they fear may become ounty charges Passed 960 a bill giving state mpioyes three weeks paid vaca on after five years continuous em loyment The current maximum two weeks for two or more years ervice Adopted a Senate resolution sel ng March 10 as the deadline for ling claims against the state Income Taxes Among a flurry of bills intro uced in the House were three af ecting state income taxes One ould set a individual and orporate fee on each return filed would bring in about three rnil on dollars a year Another would eliminate install ent payments of state income xcjs The third would extend from vo to three years Uie period dur g which the state can investigate come tax returns Weaver Case Sent to Mitchell County on Venue Change FOREST CITY Judge Tom oynton Friday sustained a motion r change of venue in the embez ement case of Frances D Weaver a ruling in Winnebago County istrict Court here The case will ome to trial in Mitchell County istrict Court at Osage at the April SAME DATE195484 BUrk meant death la 24 bourtl Weaver is charged with embezz ling from Mrs Sophia Tschirki a charge to which pleaded not guilty in court here last Saturday Howard Dresser Mason City is representing Weaver and County Attorney Harry Slife will represent the prosecution The signatures of three disinterested ley Beck Delia Halvcrson and Os kar put on a state ment that Weaver could not re ceive a fair trial in Winnebago County DR EDWARD TELLER More Atom Surprises Possible BERKELEY Calif Wl The atomic scientist credited with ram rodding development of the H bomb says it may not be the ulti mate in atomic energy achieve there might be a sur prise in store Dr Edward Teller professor o physics at the University of Cali fornia made the prediction in an article written for the magazine He wrote that the scientific skil and teamwork which developed the hydrogen super weapon shoulc continue working in new directions Other Dangers The very size of our progress has opened up other he said We may be led to think that this accomplishment the Hbomb is something ultimate I do not be lieve that this is so Where the next steps will leac to I do not know It is not likely that it will be just bigger bombs again world is full of sur prises and great rarely go in straight He added We shall fail if we rest upon our Teller observed that he had been given loo much credit and per haps too much blame for events in connection with development oJ the Hbomb His article entitled The Work of Many named more than a score of scientists who de served credit for the work He re peated that Dr J Robert Oppcn heimcr former director of the Los Alamos Laboratory which devel oped the Abomb encouraged him to continue research in the thermo nuclear field when scientific opin ion doubted if a super weapon could be made Vital Interests Less than a year ago Teller tes tified at an Atomic Energy Com mission hearing that Oppenheimer the Abomb was completed in a way which was for me exceedingly hard to under As a result of the hearing the AEC cancelled Oppenheimers security clearance and denied him access to further secret material Teller said everyone who worked on the Hbomb felt ment was necessary security its develop for national Bill Now Goes to Senate Tough Fight Predicted Wl The House Friday passed a Democratic bill to cut income taxes a person starting next Jan 1 The measure also continues present corporation income and excise tax rates for one more year The vote on final passage was 242175 The bill now goes to the Senate where the tax cut faces an uncer tain future Package Bill House Democrats in the crucial vote nailed the tax cut into the package tax bill by a roll call of 210205 The margin of five votes defeated a Republican motion to kill the income tax cut The roll call confirmed an ear lier standing vote of 197132 Sixteen Democrats joined 189 Re publicans in support of the motion to kill the tax cut Against it were 5 Republicans and 205 Democrats The politically hot issue was de cided in the last few seconds of the roll call after the first unofficial count showed the two sides neck andneck Then about eight mem bers arose to switch their votes and the Democrats forged ahead on the switches Tough Fight The taxcutting drive facesan uphill fight in the Senate Power ful opposition will come from Chairman Harry F Byrd DVa of the Senate Finance Committee and his senior committeeman Sen Walter F George Should the Senate reject the tax cut the bill would be sent to a conference between Senate and House tax writers Negotiators for both sides would be under some pressure to com promise or back down since fail ure to get the tax extension bill to the White House by April 1 would mean an automatic reduction in corporate income taxes and in ex cise taxes on some items Another Isle Is Abandoned From Oar Wire Servlcet TAIPEI Formosa Nationalist China Friday abandoned tiny Nan chishan to the Chinese Reds giv ng the Communists another blood ess victory in their civil war The Defense Ministry said the evacuation was carried out with out U S assistance and with no ntcrference by the Reds The ministry refused to divulge he number of troops involved but he garrison of regulars and guer rillas totaled perhaps A ministry spokesman said the slands fortifications were blown jp before the withdrawal and all upplies and equipment were brought to Formosa RED CROSS MONTH WASHINGTON W President Eisenhower has designated March as Red Cross Month FORMOSA STATUTI MUIS AP Wlrophoto WITHDRAWAL symbol indicates the Chi nese Nationalist evacuation route from Nanchishan to Formosa