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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 22, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSFAPfl THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI Auoulated Press and United Prem full Wlrei Sevea CenU Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 22 1955 Paper Consists of Two One No Iff Reach Compromise on Tax Increases Refuse to Revoke 8 Licenses Clinton City Council Rules CLINTON tf The City Coun cil after a sevenhour session Thursday night refused to revoke Class B beer licenses of eight Clinton tavern operators whose places were raided last month on orders of Iowa Ally Gen Dayton Countryman The council held that the state had failed to establish evidence of liquor violations and that revoca tion of licenses was not manda tory but optional The unanimous vole was taken at 2 Friday after state and defense witnesses testified at length The hearing was held after com plaints were filed by State Agent Gifford Strand against the eight tavern operators charging them with liquor law violations 201 Bottles Eight state agents and nine Clinton policemen directed by Asst Atty Gen George West seized 201 bottles of liquor at the places on March 18 Four days later when the state had failed to file notice of for feiture Justice of the Peace Don Sagers of DeWitt ordered the liquor returned to the owners Counsel for the tavern owners argued Thursday night that the state had no liquor to place be fore the City Council as evidence The defense also stated that at the time of the raids the authori ties made no chemical analysis of the bottles none of them tasted the contents or poured any out to save as evidence Six state agents and five police men testified for the state Kermit Kruse special assistant attorney general presented the states case He was appointed last month by Countryman after Countryman had declared that liquor law enforcement in Clinton County had broken Continue Fight After the hearing Kruse said he will continue his fight to enforce liquor Asst Atty Gen West who also was present at hearing said the attorney generals office is determined that liquor control shall be uniform in Clinton County as in every other county in Kruse added that the evidence concerning the eight tavern raids will be presented to the grand jury which he has called into special session next Monday Prentice W Shaw a defense at torney declared in his closing argument that the attorney gen eral had no power to prosecute a case such as this in Clinton County He said this is a per sonal matter between two persons not The City Council should not be asked to wash someone elses dirty he added In Conflict County Attorney Warren Johnson and Countryman the two per sons referred to by Shaw as not present have been in conflict over the enforcement of liquor laws in Clinton County The appointment of Kruse to en force the state liquor laws in the AP Wlrephoto CRAZY HONEYMOONEmmet Kelly 57 the famed and woeful clown with Rbgling Bros and Barnum and Bailey circus puts on a ball and chain skit with his bride the former Elvira Geb hardt 22yearold German acro bat during a New York City per formance The two were married Thursday at Edgcwatcr N J Parley on Polio Set at Capital WASHINGTON Elmer presidentelect of the Ameri can Medical Friday recom mended that Americans in the reatest danger of getting polio be given top priority in distribution of Salk vaccine Hess made the proposal as the national polio conference got under way here in an effort to draft a voluntary distribution and priority plan Hess told reporters that the age roups known to produce the most jolio cases statistically should get irst call on Salk shots while sup plies are short He also said pref erential treatment should be given to areas where epidemics may be suspected or where they have oc curred witu unusual frequency in he past Hess said the AMA recommend ed the age group priority system to the conference Not being an expert he said he couldnt specify he ages But the group in most danger is known to be children 5 to 9 years old Oveta Hobby secretary of icalth education and welfare old newsmen that great hearts and minds had assembled to cope ivith the vaccine supply situation Basil OConnor president of the National Foundation for Infantile 3aralysis said he hopes some solution to this problem would come out of the conference Pleasant Weekend in Store for lowans DES MOINESWlAnother pleas ant weekend is in prospect for Iowa the weatherman said Friday Except for scattered thundershow ers in southern counties Saturday evening the Weather Bureau fore county works touched off all the f irej cast calls for mostly fair weather Sunday Seek Court Relief in Strikes Wolfson Says Ward Control Drive Failed Assured of Three Seats on Board CHICAGO WlLouis E Wolfson virtually conceded Friday that his drive to gain control of Montgom ery Ward Co had fallen short of its goal As the balloting for directors of the huge mail order house began a reporter asked Wolfson How does it look to you now We came in with three Wolfson said and the rest de pended upon what happened here It looks as if theyll the Avery management stay in Five seats are necessary for con trol of the nineman Board of Di rectors Start to Go However addressing a stockhold er a few moments later Wolfson declared This company is going to start to go from now Assured of a directorship for himself at least on the basis of minimum estimates from both sides Wolfson said he will work to increase dividends improve worker morale and bring in more customers Wolfson grasping a mobile mi crophone turned to Avery seated at a desk about 40 feet away and said I respect you as a man and I respect your He added that Avery did a swell job when he took over con trol of the company during the de pression years of the 30s Avery sat impassively Later he said he was unable to hear Wolf sons words over the amplifying system I have listened to a jum ble I cant understand I find my self unable to he said Wolfson spoke out on his chances after the crucial annual meeting of company shareholders got off to a stormy squabbling start Rival Forces There was squabbling over pro cedure and quips from the gallery when the rival forces nominated their director candidates The count of the vote which will determine whether 81 year old Sewel Avery retains the dominant control he has held over the com pany for 24 years or loses it to Wolfson will not be known for two or three weeks Averys management group won the first skirmish over procedure The Wolfson forces tried to block voting by shareholders while dis cussions were under way However John Barr Wards vice president ruled that balloting could proceed during the debate as scheduled These Two Are Candidates for MEANEST OF YEAR NEW YORK robbers disregarding the pleas of a re cently widowed Brooklyn woman Thursday night looted her home of in jewelry and in cash The armed thugs pushed their way into the home of Mrs Shirley Stark whole husband Dr Julius Stark was killed April 7 in an auto mobile accident One guarded her two children Allen 15 and Tobey 10 The other gathered up the gems and cash Mrs Stark pleaded Im widow Ive just lost my husband Cant you leave us alone She pointed to the mourning candles burning on a sideboard The bandits ignored her plea URGES NEUTRALISM Nehru in Blast at NATO Pact BANDUNG Indonesia UP Prime Minister Nehru assailed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Friday as a protector of colonialism He urged his own neutralist policy jupon other delegates to the 29nation AsianAfrican con ference Watered Milk Is Cause for Charge DES MOINES Iowa Department of Agriculture Thurs day charged Louis Reese Pres cott farmer with selling watered down milk Reese operates a farm owned by his father Harry Reese The son at a hearing here this week admit ted adding water to the milk with out his fathers knowledge Officials said tests showed the milk was diluted as much as one fourth with water KRUSE ADDRESSES Kruse special assistant attorney gen eral for Iowa in Clinton County makes Ilie openinp statement Thursday nipht before the Clinton City Council At ritfht is Mayor Don Allison wlio presided At his right is Allen Mayer Clinton city attorney Plan to Combine Both Bills Eight Agree on Proposal Four Major Concerns Hit by Walkouts Train Derailed Near Louisville By Tbe Associated Press A big strikebound electronics firm on Long Island N forced to close its three plants after two days of mass picketing and vio lence sought court relief Friday against the mass picketing The Sperry Gyroscope Co peti tioned for an injunction and a State Supreme Court hearing in New York was scheduled Friday Production at the companys three plants on Long Island was halted after more violence Thurs day at the companys milelongj Sperry plant at Lake Success Some workers were made idle in cluding striking members of the CIO International Union ofvicted Thursday night for advocat Electrical Workers They strucking overthrow of the U S governconference committee progress he midnight Monday in a dispute over ment by force and violence JUNIUS SCALES Red Party Chairman Convicted GREENSBORO N C munist Junius I Scales was con Frora Our Wire Service DES MOINES 0i The Senate House conference committee on taxes has agreed on a bill to com bine the House plan for increasing income taxes and the Senate pro jposal for boosting sales and use taxes a spokesman for the group said Friday He said the combined measure which makes no provision for ex tending the sales tax to services would raise an additional 16 mil lion dollars a year in state reve nue He related that the committee expected to have the report ready for submission to the Senate and House late Friday Combination Bill Asked bv newsmen about the wages Minor Disturbances There have been minor under the conviction could We should not take any sides in the cold declared the Indian leader who has been trying to keep the first international conference1 ances at the Island plants argument List of Must Legislation From Hoegh DES MOINES PI With only about one week remaininig in the current legislative session Gov Leo Hoegh Friday listed several bills he considers very important which have not been passed I hesitate to call these bills must the governor said But I think they should bej passed for the good of the people of Heading the list named by the governor were four measures he said were designed to improve gov ernmentaal efficiency They in cluded measures to set up a judi cial statistician consolidate mo tor vehicle law eneforcement under one agency enforce provisions that no motor vehicle can bring more than 20 gallons of gas into its gasoline tank and placing under the attorney generals jurisdiction legal advisors of the State Com merce Commission Insurance De partment Unemployment Security Commission and the State Board of Public Instruction Other measures he mentioned in cluded Scales Friday was sentenced to The bill is a combination of six years in prison The maximunijan income tax and a sales tax increase The 16 million dollars a have been 10 years and a year it will produce will be the Mineola and was denied further freelbare minimum required to bolster idom on bail jup current receipts to meet ap Second Person jpropriations as tentatively pre Scales 35yearold in bills which have come chairman in the CarolinasJout of the House Appropriations ie second person Committee and we would not an individual under the Smith The field of service taxes is at this conference today if Railroad The other was Claude Lightnot involved in the committee rec not Nehrus blast came in response to a statement from Turkish Dele gate Fatin Rustu Zollu that Turkey would not have survived Russian1 iment to the U S armed forces no j some worke thVfootalso an admitted CommunistJommendation The committee also thern Bell Teiephone Co workjLigh ri H fv stoppage affecting an January That is one side of the case The We have heard what Turkey jSouthern Bell Teiephone Co workjLightfoot was convicted in Chicagoireeommcnded that the increases affectin an January and given five years roposed be on a twoyear emer case here But India does not stand iori either side We do not approve the f miU3 m four land stales j At Louisville Ky nine cars of a tn mployeSj nd the strike b and a fine gency temporary basis The com CIO textile workers For nine days a jury of nine nuttee recommended that an inter three women heard testi Communist or the antiCommunist powers We think that they are freight train were derailed The Communist party advocates Friday and officials of the Louisoverthrow of the government by ville Nashville Railroad said apforce and violence Scales was a of the 1955 session Friday but to 1 il i V it it I J J A iJI both wrong and that their policies are leading us to the brink of The IndianeieaderepnntpndPrt that pearances indicated sabotage member knowing this to be tv t contended that officials a switch was partv goal and he worked to bring the 14nation organization djo a was F by the United States Britain and tnrown under the wheels of the ll To Continue DES MOINES The House decided not to suspend business thej France is one of the most power of colonialism it was created for self de intolerable humilia he said for any nation of Asia or Africa to degrade self by slowmoving train Major Incident This was the first major incident here in the 39dayold strike Some members of four Scales grandnephew of a for mer North Carolina governor maintained the calm manner he hold adjournment until next week at the earliest The action on a voice vote turning down a resolution which had proposed adjournment at noon Friday craft unions quit work Thursday at 24 companies in the Bedford itBloomington limestone u wm appealed becomin had throughout the trial as the im tax study committee go over jury filed in after hours dejthe entire tax structure between liberation and announced its verjthis and the next session of the diet His lawyer said immediately The House bill called for an in Did Not Testify i crease in the income tax rate Scales said to reporters I rejfrom 75 to 80 per cent The Sen ing a camD folnegotiations The unions are seek to porters i rearum o 10 per lower of one or ing pay hikes of 7 to 37 cents my He did not a e substituted a plan wh ch also NEHRU the other of the power blocs We will not join either bloc be cause that means losing our hour The quarry and mill workers n his have a pay base of an hour The management offer was not anjroom after 40 called for raising the sales and court I use tax rate from 2 to 2Vi per minutes deliberalcent nounced tion to hear part of the testimony the At Miami Beach an eighthireadThe excerpt was from hotel the Algiers was of charles B Childs strongly in favor of coexistence The only way to bring peace into the world is to reduce the area of tension through he said The conference ran into its first Eight Agreed Rep Oppedahl a committee member said all eight Thursday as theAmerican Federaone of Uvo government witnessesmembers of the conference com Nehru s p o k e tion of Labor continued efforts said they were undercover mjmittee had agreed on a proposal Legislative Research Council deadlock Friday in a bitter i A i t t S rPli mpni1 nv or nh or croc night time speed limit reappor tionment Korean bonus permit ting check off of union dues and the 18year old vote argument over charges of Com munist Adjournment OKd A subcommittee after arguing on the Communist issue for more organize the citys workers 1 JOJUC 1U1 JliUl C The governor also mentioned as than two hours adjourned i t major legislation which should be adopted the toll road bill and a measure providing for suspension of a drivers license upon convic tion of reckless driving or three speeding violations About The Weather Mason City Local showers Iowa Fair warmer Minnesota Warmer Fiveday Iowa Temperatures Friday night through next Wednes day will average 2 to 5 degrees above normal Normal highs 59 north to 63 south Normal lows 38 north to 41 south Becoming cool er early next week Precipitation will average onehalf inch in oc casional showers Globe Gazette WARMER Iweather data to 8 a day Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum until Saturday The issue at stake was a move by nonCommunist powers to put the conference on record as condemning subver sion as well as old style colonial ism Red Chinese Premier Chou En lai earlier had answered a Ceylo nese antiCommunist blast with an appeal for harmony at the 29 na tion conference His tactic ordi narily preferred among Asians to a spirited answer failed to halt the developing deadlock The meeting of the ninemember subcommittee was closed to the public but delegates said the dead lock came over the resolution pro posed by a group of nations headed by Iran which wanted condemna tion of colonialism in any School Bond Vote Passes at Chester a special election up hore Tnursday voters favored a m bond issue for the construc tion of a gymnasium and tworoom 72 grade school addition The vote 35 was 122 in favor and 8 opposed 29 The proposal also provides that be transferred from the 59 general fund into the building fund 311 for this purpose To Vote May 2 on Merger of Schools FOREST A special elec tion will be held May 2 on a pro posal to establish a Forest City Leland Community School District The proposed new district would have approximately 125 sections of land The law requires that 75 per cent of the districts in the area must favor the project before it can pass This means that at least 13 districts must vote favorablv witmn the Party for said the compromise plan as FBI The jury wanted to go overjbeing drawn up for signatures of his story of a school for committee members ing young Communists he saidj u js anticipated Oppedahl con was held under Scales that the plan will be signed on the farm of William and Eleanorjup and submitted to the House and Binkley near Walnut Cove N C Senate Friday afternoon The House refused to accept the Senate version and the Senate de jclined to reverse itself This situa tion required the appointment of the conference committee Lt Gov Leo Elthon appointed jthe Senate representatives They are Sens Lucas Lynes Knudson RClear and Prentis RMount Speaker Hanson R Inwood named the House members They arc Reps Pendleton Oppedahl jR Kuester R Gris and Colburn If the committee cannot agrco or if its recommendations are re jected by either House a new con SAME News in Brief T r nu i T v 1 fcrcncp committee will be appoint LONDON Western Big Three proposed to Russia fnday Th d t hm IT Tvi KireiH m uilh iltclfinn r that their four ambassadors in Vienna meet with Austrian repre tatives May 2 to complete negotiations for an Austrian independence treaty A British Foreign Office spokesman said the United States Britain and France delivered notes to the Kremlin accepting its proposal for a foreign ministers conference to complete the long deadlocked treaty TT PARIS government and Tunisian nationalists laid down a sixpoint plan Friday to brinq eventual home rule and pos sible peace to the troubled North African protectorate The agree ment in principle reached after midnight by French Premier Edgar Faure and Tunisian Premier Tahar Ben Ammar must still be worked out in detail before a final text is drawn up OKLAHOMA CITY Okla bill was before the Oklahoma Senate Friday to force objectionable beer taverns to close up or clean up Oklahoma is a dry state where it is illegal to sell beer or any other alcoholic beverage WASHINGTON UPTho White House refused Friday to permit presidential assistant Maxwell Rabb to testify on the ouster of Etl ward 1 Corsi former administration refugee adviser An invitation for Rabb to testify was issued by Son William Lmcer chairman of a judiciary subcommittee investigating the Corsi cast peated until a plan is proposed which would be acceptable to both houses Both Houses Before the committee can make a recommendation its plan must be approved by a majority of both the Senate and House members Meanwhile the House by an 838 vote insisted on an amendment to the bill permitting the Iowa Parole Board to free lifers and the bill went to a conference com mittee The Senate refused late Thurs day to accept the House amend ment The House version was passed 7723 after heated debate in which the controversial mcnt was adopted Hep RUey Dietz RWalcotl filed the amend ment   

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