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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 26, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                HOME EDITION MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXI Associated Press sad United Press Full Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 24 WJ This Paper Consists ot Two m Capitol Behind Schedule Both Houses in Recess By WILLIAM EBERLINE DES MOINES law makers are making haste slowly in their consideration of Gov Leo A Hoeghs legislative program When they adjourned for a 10day recess Friday both houses were lagging behind the 1953 session in number of bills introduced total bills passed and in new laws sent to the governor for approval The governors program one of the most ambitious ever formu lated by an Iowa chief executive hadnt even achieved a good start Hoeg proposed a sweeping program of expanded state services to gether with a record budget for the biennium totaling He also suggested new taxes and other measures to increase state revenue by 31 million dollars a year Heres how various parts of the governors program have fared so far only major tax bill so far passed by either house is a Senate measure to increase the state sales tax to three per cent but exempting certain foods It is estimated it will produce about 17 million dollars a year in addi tional income A bill to put a sales tax on serv ices is on the House calendar but as written it would produce only about 10 million dollars a year in stead of the 20 million dollars Hoegh suggested Bills also are pending to extend the sales tax to cigarets and beer and to gross re ceipts of bowling alleys estimated to have a potential of about four million dollars a year in added in come School measure to appro priate 10 V2 million dollars a year for full payment of the agricultural land tax credit is on the Senate calendar with approval of the Ap propriations Committee Most other school aid bills still are awaiting the blessings of the appropriations committee But on file in both houses are socalled one package school aid mea sures They would lump general supplemental and other types of aid into one fund with the proviso that all general and supplemental aid shall be paid before any money is used for equalization aid This is to be used to encourage school district reorganization Board of Control Funds for board institutions also must be set up by the Appropriations Commit tees But Sen Harry E Watson R Sanborn chairman of the Senate committee says appropriations must be increased by at least a million dollars to cover increased personnel cost brought about when the Legislature in 1953 put institu tion employes on a 40hour week Highways Bills are on file in both houses to make permanent the fifth cent of gasoline tax for pri mary road construction enacted for two years by the 1953 general as sembly A bill in the Senate also would increase the gasoline tax to six cents a gallon for a twoyear pe riod to speed modernization of pri mary highways as recommended by Hoegh On the Senate calendar is a measure to set up a state toll road authority It carries a appropriation Traffic to in crease drivers license fees from to S3 every two years and chauffeurs licenses from S2 to a year are on file in both houses The proceeds would go to expand the State Highway Patrol Other measures filed in both houses provide for fixed speed limits and a House measure calls for compulsory inspection of auto mobiles twice a year both steps advocated by Hoegh The House has killed a bill requiring all high schools to offer driver training courses Hoeghs labor proposals have made more prog ress than most other sections of his program The governor has signed a bill guaranteeing working per sons three consecutive hours of time in which to vote and both houses have passed increases in ment compensation and workmens compensation Still in a Senate committee are bills designed to permit union shop contracts repeal the requirement that a spouse must agree in writ ing before union dues can be checked off and changing other provisions of Iowas so called right to work law F 6 Robinson Families In DOUBLE TRAGEDY SANTA MONICA Calif marriagti of the Edward G Robinsons both Sr end have hit the rocks Robinson the movies Little was sued here Friday by Gladys Robinson 59 after 28 years of accused him of destroying my happiness and destroying the legitimate ends of She charges mental cruelty A few hours later the wife of Edward Frances Chrisholm Robinson 24 instructed her attorney S S Hahn to bring suit for divorce next Monday on grounds of incompatibility The 1yearold actor stated through Warner Brothers Studio this is a tragic occurrence after many years of marriage there is a possibility that we may resolve our differences At least that is my Tax Cut Facing Doubtful Future SEN HARRY BYRD S Returns 7 Chinese WASHINGTON UVA new ef fort to obtain the release of 15 American fliers jailed in Red China is being made by the United setting an ex ample It is returning to Red China seven fishermen rescued by Air Force planes after they were stranded on a reef about 200 miles off Indochina The fisher men came from Hainan Island just off the Red China Coast American officials reported the incident to Dag Hammarskjold secretary general of the emphasizing the United States behaves in a civilized way and sends castaways home as quickly as possible Hammarskjold made an unsuc cessful effort last month to per suade Red China to release the American fliers captured dur ing the Korean War Eleven of them have been sentenced to prison terms as Officials said Friday the Red Chinese fishermen were rescued last May and taken to an Air Force base at Manila Grand Champions Named at Albert Lea Barrow Show By ROLF HOFSTAD GlobeGazette Farm Editor ALBERT LEA Minn Earnest Klukow Albert Lea showed the grand champion animal Saturday at the Minnesota Spring Barrow Show Brown and Brown Hamp ton Iowa took the reserve grand championship Klukows 210 pound gilt previous ly had won the junior championship and then the lightweight champion ship to gain the championship ring The Iowa animal was the reserve ightweight champion Heavyweight champion of the show was the barrow exhibited by Don Drescher Alden Minn Keith Thurston Madelia took the heavyweight reserve championship ribbon Odean Jerdee Hayward who showed the grand champion ship pen last year showed the re serve junior champion individual animal this year Judging of the pens continued Saturday afternoon at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds Pay Raise Bill Goes Back to Conference WASHINGTON UP The Senate triday rejected 627 a com promise bill to give Congressmen a pay raise a taxfree expense allowance and ive extra free round trips home Senate objections were raised to he expense allowance feature The compromise bill already approved by the House now goes back to a HouseSenate conference committee Humphrey to Testify in Senate Fight Byrd Believes Move IllFared WASHINGTON UP A proposed income tax cut voted by the House Friday now is head ed for an uncertain reception with in the Senate Finance Committee Chairman Byrd DVa called for testimony Monday by Secre tary of the Treasury Humphrey Byrd who opposes the reduction announced he would try to get a committee vote on the bill then to bring it before the Senate next week In addition to the proposed slash effective next Jan 1 for each taxpayer and each of his de pendents the measure would con tinue corporation income taxes at 52 per cent instead of permitting them to drop to 47 per cent on April 1 It also would extend ex cise levies on liquor tobacco gaso line automobiles and other items at present levels Close Vote Byrd said he believes the com mittee will strike out the Demo craticsponsored income tax cut which survived a 210205 prelim inary House vote before that cham ber passed the bill 242175 But Sen George on whom Byrd was counting heavily as an ally said in a separate in terview that he wants to canvass the situation thoroughly before he decides what steps to take This statement represented an apparent change in views by the Georgia senator since President Eisenhower last Wednesday de nounced the income tax cut as reaching some kind of heights in fiscal Lines Tightened House Democrats headed by Speaker Rayburn of Texas tight end their lines after Eisenhowers statement and won what many of them considered a political vic tory over the administration On the key 210205 vote the tax cut was supported by 205 Democrats and 5 Republicans and opposed by 16 Democrats and 189 Republicans He told newsmen while visiting at Gettysburg that the very closeness of the House vote en couraged him to believe the Senate will kill the proposal Aged Ames Man Dies in Crash Near Boone BOONE William Cole 80 Ames was injured fatally Friday in a twocar collision on Highway 60 south of Boone Two occupants of the other car escaped injury ALL HOPES Lake Mills cheerleaders plus followers of the Bulldog basketball team have imposed expressions of defeat in the Class A district game Friday night against Belmond Lake Mills lost 6656 Situations such as this will have repetition throughout the state un til March 19 when the state winner will be crowned at Des Moines 72 New Measures Are Introduced in House DES MOINES set of bills to levy sales and use taxes against a number of items which the courts have declared exempt under present law was among 72 new measures introduced in the House Fri day The cascade of proposed legislation came on the final day for introduction of bills by individuals Only committees may introduce after the lawmakers return March 7 from their usual spring recess One of the tax measures is ex pected to produce an additional million dollars in state revenue It would levy the sales and use taxes Cold Front Hits State DES MOINES cold front pushed across Iowa Saturday send ing temperatures sharply down ward Readings were in the teens throughout northwest Iowa and Spencer reported a low of 11 above Rain showers were reported over the southeast half of Iowa and amounts ranged up to a quarter of an inch in the extreme southeast The forecasting agency also said readings early Sunday would range from zero to 5 below at the north west corner up to the 20s in the southeast Admitted Murderer Gets 40Year Term FORT DODGE Wl Dillard Brown 48 who boasted it was the best days work Ive ever done after he admitted killing his for mer wife and her husband has been sentenced to 40 years in prison Brown was sentenced Friday aft er pleading guilty to two charges of second degree murder in the deaths of Mr and Mrs Clifford Anderson on Feb 5 District Judge G R Hill sen enced Brown to two 40year terms o be served concurrently against Equipment not readily available in Iowa and the sale of electricity coal gas or other fuel used in the generation of electric power or in the process of manufacturing Sponsors of the bill are Rep J Henry Lucken RAkron and 14 others Among the other bflls which arise out of court decisions adverse to the state were these To remove the use tax exemption on tangible personnel property used in interstate commerce or in the performance of a construction con tract By Rep Henry Stevens R Jefferson and 16 others To remove the use tax exemption on tangible personal property brought into Iowa which had not been purchased for use in Iowa By Rep Henry Nelson RForest City and 16 others Another of the new bills would abolish the military service tax credit fund effective next Jan 1 It would permit the approximately 2 million a year the State Liquor Control Commission has been put ting into the fund to go into the stale general fund War veterans however would still continue to get property tax exemptions The difference is that taxing bodies no longer would be reimbursed for the exemptions given the veterans GIobcGamto photo by Olbbf HOUSE IN THE youre not seeing thinps it actually is a house in the ditch Raymond Hildman was movinp the 22 by 12foot structure from Rockwell to Plymouth Friday when the trailer slipped off an icy incline on the road a mile west of its destination The house was loaded with furniture at the time West of Des Moines Plane Explodes 2 Reservists Die Woman Is Victim of 218 Crash Four Others Are Injured CHARLES CITY Mrs Char lotte Johnson 73 Beloit was injured fatally Friday in an acci dent involving three cars on a curve of U S 218 about 10 miles south of here Four persons were injured Mrs Johnson died in a hospital here about two hours later Authorities said Mrs Johnson was in a car driven by her brother Herbert R Cleophas 71 Forest City Serious Condition Cleophas was reported in scri ous condition at the Cedar Valley Hospital Saturday suffering compound leg fracture and possible internal injuries It was reportec he had not fully regained con sciousness Mrs Johnson and her brother were on their way on a vacation to California Mrs Homer Zuckc 36 Nashua was driving north to get her hus band who was employed at Charles City when she saw the Cleopha car coming from the north appar ently out of control Forced Off Road A car driven by Kenneth Lines 38 Plainfield his wife riding with him passed Mrs Zuckes car and collided with the Cleophas ma chine the impact forcing th Zucke car off the road and into th ditch where it rolled over severa times All three cars were almos totally wrecked Lines suffered bruises and Mrs Lines 38 facial lacerations Mrs Zucke was the least injured suf fering only bruises Deputy A B Coon said there was snow blowing across the highway at the time and this may have in terfered with Cleophas vision Rules Death a Suicide OSAGEDr R L Whitley Mitchell County coroner revealed late Friday that the death of Ed Grinstead 74 was due to suicide The frozen body was found hang ing from the rafters of his garage Thursday There were three bul let holes in the body from a 32 caliber revolver The death was investigated by Sheriff Lewis Haberkorn a stale agent and county authorities Dr George Joyce of Mason City per formed the autopsy Mr Grinstead had been afflicted with arthritis and it is believed that this may have been the motive Funeral services were held Sat urday afternoon at the Champion Funeral Home Six grandsons were pallbearers Burial was in the Osage Cemetery He is survived by a son John Harvey Grinstead of Orchard 1 grandchildren six great grandchil dren and two sisters His wife died in July 1949 and he had lived alone since Mr Grinstead farmed in Burr Oak Township and East Lincoln Township until 1944 when he moved to Osage because of his wifes ill health About The Weather Mason City Cloudy colder Iowa Much colder snow Minnesota Continued cold Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Satur day Maximum 3d Minimum 25 At 8 25 YEAR AGO Maximum 42 Minimum 25 GEN JOHN E HULL Gen Hull on Retired List WASHINGTON UP The Army Saturday announced the retire ment April 30 of Gen John E Hull U S and U N commander in chief in the Far East His successor was not named im mediately Hull will leave the Army after more than 37 years service and a month before he would be subject to compulsory retire ment after reaching GO on May 26 Hull is the fourth Army genera to hold the top command in the Far East starting with Gen Douglas MacArthur Nationalist Planes Hit Red Shipping TAIPEI Formosa Iff Nation alist warplanes Saturday attackec Chinese Communist craft north west of the tiny island of Wuchiu in the Formosa Strait and de troyed two air force headquarters reported The communique did not de scribe the type of tonnage of the Red ships It said all Nationalis planes returned safely Earlier the Defense Ministry re ported Chinese Red gunboats shelled Nationalist held Wuchiu but said it was not regarded as preliminary to an invasion at Icmpt The Nationalist Ministry said the exchange of gunfire at tiny Wu chiu 80 miles west of Formosa and less than a half square mile in area broke out when 11 Com munist gunboats and armed motor zed junks happened to pass by A communique said two of the Red craft were damaged heavily Stuart Woman Dies in Highway Crash STUART Charles Mi ner 65 was killed and her hus and was injured seriously in a cartruck crash Saturday morning The accident occurred miles west of Stuart on Highway 6 Miner well known Adair County farmer was hospitalized at Green field with serious injuries Men Were on Way to Nebraska Second Crash in 3 Days DES MOIRES UP Two Des Moines men were killed Saturday when their light plane apparently exploded in the air It just seemed to blow apart in a bright flash above some tree said Gene Lash Commerce a witness to the tragedy The two men in the plane had eft the Des Moines Municipal Air port only a few minutes before the accident which occurred about They were en route to Ne braska for military reserve train ng work The victims were identified as M Sgt Max Hinkle 43 a Ma rine reservist and Carl William Thulin 23 a Naval reservist Hinkle was the pilot and owner of the plane Both men were tele vision specialists employed by the Onthank Des Moines They were making a regular monthly flight to Lincoln for reserve meetings Parts of the demolished plane were scattered for about 200 feet over a farm hillside along High way 90 just north of Commerce Commerce is about six miles west of Des Moines The plane was a twoplace sin gle engined Swift Flying condi tions were described as only fair when the pair took off There was light mist and fog with a 900foot ceiling A group of Boy Scouts camping overnight in Walnut Woods State Park near Commerce also saw the tragedy They said they saw the plane falling and saw it ex plode Lash said he was just leaving home for work in Des Moines when he saw the plane He said it seemed to be circling and sounded as if the pilot was gunning the Then he said there was a flash The plane did not burn after it was on the ground however The plane formerly was owned by Philip Eugene Carey of Des Moines Hinkle who was in the Marines in World War II is survived by his wife Maxine and two children Mary Kay 10 and Tommy 7 Thulin an aviation technician 2nd class in the Navy reserve served during the Korean War He is survived by his mother Mrs Breda Thulin and a sister Joanne It was the second light plane tragedy near Des Moines within Ihree days On Wednesday night a single engined craft carrying hree Grand Island men crashed south of Des Moines when t was unable to reach the airport for a landing It came down after running out of gas killing all hree C H Wild Sworn in as District Judge DES MOINES If Wild 15 Allison was sworn in by Gov Hoegh Friday to fill the un expired term of District Judge M H Kepler 84 Northwood who died Feb 7 Wild was recommended by the 2th Judicial District Bar Assn His term will run until the 1956 general election Superior Man Dies in Farm Home Fire SUPERIOR Iowa Ut Andrew Walsh 44 burned to death Friday n a fire which destroyed his one room farm home near here A nephew of Walsh noticed smoke coming from the house and ailed the Spirit Lake Fire Depart ment but the firemen were unable o save the man or the house Ozark Offers to Start Service at Clinton Rockford WASHINGTON UP Air ines has offered to start service at Clinton Iowa and Rockford March 10 pending a possible court lest of the Civil Aeronautics Board ruling adding the two cities 0 its route The CAB has ordered the two cities shifted from Braniff Airways to Ozark It authorized Braniff to continue service until Ozark takes over A similar CAB order awarded other parts of Braniff s route in Iowa and Illinois to United Air Lines United like Ozark has in dicated it will seek a court ruling as to the legality of the CAB ac tion SAME DATE1954M   

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