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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 26, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North lows Doily Newspaper Edited far to MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE I M I NIWSrAPIft THAT MAKfS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI Uiitcd Prcii Full CcnU Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 24 1955 Paper ConiiiU of Two 144 Attack on AAatsu Feared Next Month Progress Noted on Major Items in Legislature By WILLIAM L EBERLINE DES MOINES some of the thorniest prob lems ever to beset an Iowa Legislature the current Genera Assembly has made considerable headway in important leg islation The go slow sign has been out on bills calling for expenditur of state money This is because the state now is spending about nin million dollars a year more than it is taking in The financial headaches of how much money the state should spend and where the money is coming from cant be solved unti the appropriations bills come out But they are expected to reach the floor in both houses possibly next week Both houses have passed though in slightly different form a pro posal calling for a special tax study committee to look into the states entire tax structure anc possibly make recommendations for overhauling it The measure now awaiting Senate concurrence in some House amendments con templates a possible special ses sion to consider the committees recommendations Several Passed Several tax bills have passed one house or the other These in clude Senatepassed measures to increase the state sales and use tax to 3 per cent but with certain foods exempted and to extend the sales tax to beer and cigarets II is estimated these measures will produce about 20 million dol lars more fund a year for the general The House has passed a bill sub jecting gross receipts of bowling alleys to a 2 per cent sales tax estimated to be worth about a year in added revenue The governor has signed into law a socalled retaliatory insur ance tax measure permitting the state to tax outstate insurance firms doing business in Iowa at the same rate Iowa companies be charged in other states It is estimated this will produce about a year Meanwhile the Legislature has devoted most of its time to non money matters Gov Leo Hoegh said he thought his program is coming along nicely in both houses and indicated be hadnt ex pected the Legislature to enact many major measures before the last four weeks of the session Top Bills Heres the status of top bills in various classifications LABOR Both houses have passed and the governor has signed bills Increasing workmens com pensation benefits from a maxi mum of to and the mini 32 Bills OKd Friday Speed Gets Criticism DES MOINES UP An low lawmaker charged some member mum from to unemploy ment compensation from for 32 bills Friday 20 weeks to for 24 weeks and guaranteeing working persons three consecutive hours in which to vote The House also has pend ing a bill to permit checkoff of union dues without the signature of a workingmans spouse but has killed a proposal to legalize union shop contracts made a mockery of the session Friday afternoon as the House Representatives passed 26 bills a twohour period Not a single nay vote was cas as about 70 representatives repre senling the full 108member House ped through a non controversial calendar Rep Russell Patrick RHawar den specifically objected to the ac tion of Rep Ernest Kosek RCe dar Rapids and others who con sistently moved to halt the readini of bill titles after only a few word were spoken Some Controversial I dont know what Im voting on in some of these Patricl said He also charged some of th measures were not of a non con troyersial nature A slate of legalizing acts and mi nor bills was reserved for Fridaj saw the House drastically be cause several representatives lef or home at noon It was the firs louse afternoon work session o his assembly Kosek took exception to Pat ricks remarks I think thats a reflection on the steering commit he said The steering com mittee prepared the non contro versial calendar Kosek said he thought the dig nity of the House had not been injured Several Subjects The non controversial meas ures dealt with several subjects in eluding the legalization of an Ames school election affected by burglary The House also ap proved several changes in Iowa corporation laws It was during the latter discus lion that Patrick voiced his objec ions saying were making a mockery of the session this after afternoon which membership cut All together the House passed LIQUOR AND BEER The House killed a local option liquor bythedrink proposal The gover nor has signed a law permitting members of private clubs to keep liquor in lockers on the club prem ises even though the club holds a Class B beer permit The socalled warm beer bill increasing the power of the State Beer Permit Board and prohibiting sale of refrigerated beer for con sumption off the premises of a beer permittee has passed the Senate and is awaiting House ac tion Also killed by the House were proposed legislation banning sale of beer at the State Fair and re quiring a person convicted of drunk driving to carry a large red letter X on the windshield of his car TRAFFIC SAFETY Bill to es tablish a speed limit of 65 miles per hour in the daytime and 55 miles per hour at night is pond ing in the House The governor has signed a measure permitting a new type multiple beam headlight on automobiles said by traffic engi neers to be safer than present lights because of a nonglare Ions RtAPPORTIONMENT The Senate has rejected n measure to the Scnale only Three Buildings on Corydon Square Wrecked by Flames CORYDON major fire de stroyed three business buildings on the Corydon town square early Sat urday Described as burned out shells1 were the R R Roush dnig store the P M Place variety store and the Glines Co mercantile store operated by Frank Glines The fire broke out about 2 a m and firemen fought for more than four hours in near zero weather before bringing the flames under control Firemen from A 11 e r t o n and Chariton aided the Corydon volun teer fire department in fighting the blaze Near the end the Corydon town water tank went dry as a re sult of the large amounts of water poured on the flames Preliminary estimates of dam age ranged from to 000 Dickenson Case to Get Court Review WASHINGTON Wl The U S Court of Military Appeals agreed Friday to review the conviction and sentence of Cpl Edward S Dickenson found guilty by a court martial of unlawful communication with he enemy while a prisoner of war in Korea GRIM Albertson 21 Ottumwa lies dead arrow under the rear wheels of the stolen car he was driving He was killed instantly Friday afternoon AP Wirephoto when his car collided headon with another near Linn wood west of Davenport The impact threw Albertson from the car and the wheels passed over his body Bulganin Likes Idea for Meeting City Mercury Drops to I New Low Record low temperatures for March 26 were reported in Mason City and many other Iowa points Saturday as unseasonable cole hung on in the state Lows during the night ranged rom 1 below at Mason City to above at Davenport Highs Fridaj ranged from 10 above at Mason iity to 20 above in the extreme southeast The high of 20 how ever was recorded Friday morn ing before the full force of the cold vave was felt in the southeast Coldest on Record Mason Citys minus reading for he day was the coldest on record according to the GlobeGazettes weather data which goes back to 1925 The coldest previous reading vas 1 above in 1940 At DCS Moines a low of 2 above early Saturday was the lowest ever recorded for March 26 and the was true at many other oints Snow squalls continued in Iowa nto the early evening hours Fri lay Fresh snow showers were re ported Saturday morning in both western and extreme eastern owa Slightly Warmer The Weather Bureau said scat ered snow showers and squalls vould move eastward across the tale during the day together with lightly warmer temperatures Except for Montana and the Da otas Iowa was one of the coldest reas in the nation the Weather ureau said The unseasonable old was reported all the way the Northern Rockies to outhern New Mexico on the west nd eastward across the nation ex ept for the Atlantic Coast states nd New England Melvin Brittain Is Auto Victim OAKLAND UP Melvin Brit ain 22 Council Bluffs was killed arly Saturday when the car he as driving crashed into a truck n highway 6 about six miles west f here Brittains wife Nora 20 and armer Breakfield Council Bluffs owned he car were injured Irs Brittain suffered hip and ack injuries and Breakfield only ruises Nine Shirts Beats Wearing a HEAVY COAT HUTCHINSON Kin temperature was 15 in Hutchinion Friday and when fifthgrader Harold Stover 10 showed up at school without coat the teacher was puzzled Dont you have a heavy coat at home she asked Harold nodded Why dont you wear it I dont need And with that he showed his teacher he was wearing nine shirts Testimony Conflicts in Union Shortage Probe WASHINGTON tffl operation of union testimony about whether there funds were any discrepancies in union insurance premiums handled by Louis B Saperstein was offered Friday before a Senate Labor Sub committee Francis K Plant a subcommit tee investigator said he found a discrepancy of in the amount of premiums paid by the International Laundry Workers Union to Saperstein a Newark N J insurance agent and the amount received by the insuring com panies H R Manwaring general coun sel of Security Mutual Life Insur ance Co of Binghampton N which provided most of the cover age said a spot audit of premium ayments at the unions Indianapo is headquarters in May 1954 showed no discrepancies The subcommittee headed by Sen Douglas is studying million dollars Manwaring testified the spot au dit was made hurriedly by two company employes because he said union officials indicated they wanted it completed in about two hours He said a check was made on 129 premium payments received from union locals at the Indianapolis headquarters and they coincidec with the payments forwarded to the company by Saperstein Plant told the subcommittee tha in his examination of the record he found discrepancies in 54 o these 129 premium payments He said committee investigators hac been unable to interview Saperstein about the which he said was in addition to commissions re ceived by Saperstein Frederick Russell president of Security Mutual testified the com missions amounted to more than a BULLETINS WASHINGTON Former Secretary of State Cordell Hull suffered a stroke Saturday and was taken to Bethesda Naval where he was reported In critical condition SEATTLE m The Coast said Saturday that a Pan American Airways fourengine plane ditched IS miles off the coast of Oregon It said carried U persons AP Wlropholo TITLE Bowman Newport and Mary Cullcn Maysville recognized as the oldest twins in the country Saturday had their title chal lenged August and Fred Schulze Brussels said their 02nd birthday was last sisters were 92 in January Views of Ike Approved by Russ Premier MOSCOW Nikolai Bulganin said Saturday he takes a positive attitude toward views expressed by President Eisenhow er concerning a Big Four meeting Bulganin granted a special in terview to a Tass correspondent in which he said the Soviet Union approved Eisenhowers idea if there is in view a conference which would contribute to lessen ing of tension in international re In this said Bul ganin it must be pointed out that the Soviet government has already proposed to conference in hold the a great power near future at which the question of an Austrian peace treaty could be No Comment In Washington a State Depart ment spokesman said the United States welcomes Bulganins state He said however it would take careful study The Soviet premiers statement did not specify whether he en visioned three four or more pow ers at the conference A press conference was called at the Soviet foreign ministry to re veal the text of Bulganins reply to an unidentified Tass correspond ents question The correspondent asked the attitude of the Soviet government toward President Eisenhowers March 23 press con erence statement on a possible jig power conference Bulganins reply said Military Report From Far East from Our Wire Services WASHINGTON A Red Chinese attack on Matsii Island carrying with it the threat of a major conflict in Asia may come around April 15 high military sources said Saturday The grave view held by Washington military leaders paralleled the views reported in press dispatches from Tokyo They said United military leaders in the Far East believed that a major war in Asia might be only weeks away The intelligence evaluations based on reports from the Far East have been passed to top au thorities in Washington They are likely to become the basis for ex tensive discussion when President Eisenhower talks over foreign pol icy with Congress members of both parties at the White House Wednesday and Thursday A Red Chinese attack on either Matsu or Quemoy Island 150 miles to the south in the Formosa Strait would call for the gravest decisions in which ul timately could be reached by no protesting a proposed governmentjone but President Eisenhower him cut in financial aid to church self Catholics Riot in Brussels Over Aid Cut No Casualties Are Reported BRUSSELS Belgium ft Mounted police charged with swing ing swords Saturday to disperse surging crowds of Roman Catholics schools Riot troopers on foot brandished Indefinite Policy The United States is bound in batons to break up groups of shoutjthe event of Red attack to come ing demonstrators No casualties to the assistance of either Formosa were reported but hundreds were hauled away to a military bar racks for screening The center of this capital city of was in an uproar as dem onstrators were pushed back into side streets and for the time being kept from staging a scheduled March through Barbed Wire Masses of people attempted to converge on the Place de Brouck ere Brussels Times Square which police had cordoned off with barbed wire Two mounted policemen were thrown from their horses attempt ing to force the solid ranks of the demonstrators back Several other policemen lost control of their horses Stores in the area quickly pulled down their shutters Riot police drenched the crowd with high pressure fire hoses bui it was a summery day and thej didnt seem to mind standing stolidly and taking the wetting Mass Movement Cheers countered jeers when Catholics raised on their shoulders aged bearded Franz Van Cauwe laert former president of the House of Representatives and a leader of the Social Christian Party Public transportation throughout the country was thrown into chaos by the mass movement of people into the city Trains and buses were jampacked and at many sta tions ticket windows closed when all space on all trains for the day had been sold Liquor Raid at Dubuque Taverns or the nearby Pescadores through its mutual assistance treaty with Nationalist China It has how ever followed a keep em gues ing policy toward the Quemoys and the Matsu Islands In the event the United States should become involved both Pres ident Eisenhower and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles have in dicated they would not hesitate to use tactical atomic weapons against specific military targets on the Red China mainland The weapons would be small and aimed so as to destroy military tar gets only and not wipe out cities Military officials here speculated that the attack on Matsu would come first because of the north south pattern the Communists have followed in taking over other off shore islands formerly held by the Chinese Nationalists Stepping Stone The Communists first seized Yi kiang forcing the Nationalists later to evacuate the Tachen Islands to the south and then Nanchi Island Matsu lying off the mainland port of Foochow is considered the next stepping stone before Quemoy which blocks the port of Amoy The speculation that the Red at tack on Matsu might come in mid April is based both on weather and on the pace of the Red buildup on he mainland Military sources in Taipei have ivarned repeatedly that April could je the month of decisions because t is in April and extending through August that the turbulent waters of the strait quiet down enough to permit Chinese junks to operate in argescale operations The reports indicate that unless he Reds are given a very rough time in an assault on Matsu they DUBUQUE L5VSheriffs deputiescould be ready for a heavier blow and city police raided two taverns against Quemoy by May Friday night and reported seizing The Soviet government as quantity of liquor las done previously takes a posi ive attitude toward the idea of a ig power conference as expressed by the President of the United States if such a conference could contribute todecreasing tension in nternational Austrian Treaty Bulganin added In this connection it might irst be pointed out that the Soviet Union has already proposed call ng in the near future a four power conference at which the No arrests were made and no charges were filed immediately Three Dubuque policemen raided the Airport Inn and said they seized a quantity of whisky and wine Two sheriffs deputies said they found five bottles of whiskxv and gin at the El Paso Club tavernjured in a collision at the fourmHlj just north of the city limits j corner east of Osage Friday i A car going north driven by Mrs FOUR PERISH George H Richardson 49 of Alia neapolis collided with one going CAGLIARI Sardinia wA tuneast driven by Robert W Minnis 4 Injured in 2Car Crash persons were in nel being bored through a moun Wi tu cl 111UUI1 tain north of here to alter the course of the Flumendosa River question of an Austrian peace j treaty could be i Those two paragraphs constitucaved in Saturday and killed four ed the complete text of Bulganins workmen statement Final Arguments in FHA Fraud Completed j About The Weather DES MOINES argu ments were completed Saturday at he trial of seven defendants onj charges of fraud and conspiracy n FHA loan deals The case was o go to a federal court Jury Mon day Federal Judge Henry N Gra said he would give the jury up 0 men and 2 women final instruc ions Monday Mason City Windy warmer Iowa Fair warmer Minnesota Not so cold Globe Gazette STICKUP IOWA CITY LipTwo men one I to 8 Satur day Maximum 13 Minimum i At 8 4 Prec Trace rmcd with a pistol robbed Johns YEAR AGO Market St Grocery of an csti Maximum mated Friday night Minimum 37 20 41 of Riceville With the Richard sons were Mr and Mrs Alfred Burt of Minneapolis Mrs Burt the most seriously in jured of the group was taken to a Rochester hospital for treatment Her husband was not badly hurt Minnis suffered two broken Icgi and numerous cuts Mrs Richard son seven cracked ribs a shat tered kneecap and cuts son 60 cuts and bruises SAM I Black flic truffle 14 kmrif ;