Saturday, April 23, 1955

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 23, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North lowof Doily Newspaper Edited fat UM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NIWSPAPIt THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI AMocUtcd Pnu and United rull Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 23 Thli Paper ContUU o Two Vote on Tax Hike Bill Slated Monday AP Wlrepboto SUPPORTING ROLE Swedish screen star Marta Toren loses billing to her daughter Christina as they blow out can dles at a party marking her sec ond birthday Marta married to writer Leonardo Bercovici is currently making a movie in Rome Woman Dies in Crash at Decorah By The AssocUted Press Four lowans were killed Fri day and Saturday in separate parts of the state Mrs Roy Gjctley 50 Decorah was instantly killed at p m Friday when her car collided headon with a gasoline transport truck on Highway 52 north of De corah The car was forced back nearly 200 feet from the point of impact The transport was driven by Robert Sunday Osceo who told authorities he drove on to the road shoulder to avoid the oncom ing car but was unable to avoid the collision Lost Control Mrs Gjetley who apparently lost control of the car was crushed back of the steering wheel and death was believed to have been instantaneous The crash was investigated by Patrolman Garland Morse and Deputy Robert Hitesman The body is at the Steine Funeral Home in Decorah Mrs Gjetley was the wife of the operator of the Decorah Auto Body Works She leaves her husband and five sons Ivan S Steenhoven 20 Le Mars was killed Saturday when his car went out of control The accident occurred about a m on High way 5 a mile east of Cherokee Two companions Louis Borch ers 25 and Harvey Kirk 25 both of Le Mars were hospitalized 15Foot Creek Highway Patrolman Lyle Tell said Steenhovens eastbound car left the hurled a 15foot creek landed on the other side and overturned Mrs Anna Marie Hausser Clau sen 57 Davenport died enroute to a hospital Saturday of in juries suffered in a twocar crash in east Davenport Miss Florence Miller about 55 of Newton died shortly after ar rival at a hosiptal Saturday of in juries suffered when she apparent ly stepped directly into the path of a car in downtown Newton OVER FORMOSA Reds Offer fo Ease Tensions BANDUNG Indonesia Chou Enlai of Red China Saturday offered to negotiate with the United States on tensions in the Far East including the Formosa area In a move interpreted as the launching of a new Communist peace offensive in Asia Chou issued formal statement at the Asian African conference The Chinese people are friendly to the American people The Chi nese people do not want to have a war with the United States of America The Chinese government is will ing to sit down and enter into ne gotiations with the United States to discuss the question of relaxing ension in the Far East especially the question of relaxing tension in the Taiwan Formosa Own Ideas Premier Mohammed Ali of Pak istan said he bad forwarded Chous statement to Washington with some suggestions of his own I think it is a great move for relaxing tension particularly in the critical Far Ali added It was my understanding that the negotiations would wait for an an swer from the United The Chou statement was issued after an informal luncheon confer ence that included representatives of the Colombo powers sponsors of the AsianAfrican meeting Thai and China and The Philippines The five Colombo powers are In dia Indonesia Pakistan Ceylon and Burma Chou had told the luncheon con ference the Peiping regime was ready to negotiate on Formosa but did not specifically single out the United States as he did in the for mal statement delegates present said Burmas Premier U Nu who has assumed the role of an EastWest negotiator and plans a trip to the United States called Chous state ment A good step toward ending world No Comment Prime Minister Nehru of India refused immediate comment The statement was not issued at a regular conference session and many delegates did not know about it American officials reacted with extreme caution Saturday to Red China Premier Chou Enlais expressed readiness to negotiate on Formosa They said however it may be bis most determined ef fort so far to break out of diplo matic and economic isolation Formal State Department com ment was withheld Officials waited for a cable from Bandung Indo nesia where Chou declared his country ready to negotiate with the United States to relieve tension in Williams Hurt in Milk Truck Mishap Hits Culvert Near Rockwell Gerald W Williams 2823 Carolina N was injured Saturday morn ing when a milk truck he was driv ing plunged off Highway 65 near Rockwell Williams was taken to Mercy Hospital in Mason City where be was treated for chest injuries and cuts about the head His son Terry 11 also was hospitalized The boy who xvas riding with his father was held for observation He re ceived a bruised hip in the mishap Williams was returning to Mason City in an empty Mason City dairy truck when it left the road on a stretch of highway under construc tion The truck skidded over 200 feet on wet grass and into a cul vert The highway at the point of the mishap is being widened Work jmen were in the process of chip ping away a section of gutter when the truck appeared Hampton Tot Dies When Swing Set Falls Upon Her HAMPTON Ben son 16monthsold was killed here late Friday when a swing set on which she was playing with her older brother and sister tipped over and struck her across the abdo men She was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Milford Benson She died in a hospital here after attempts to re vive her failed The swing had not been an chored and as the children played it upset falling on child It ap peared at first that she had mere ly lost her breath She was taken to the hospital where she died a few minutes later from internal hemorrhage The body was taken to the Green field Funeral Homo where rilrs were incomplete Resides her par ents she leaves n sister Linda and brother Joseph i tnc rar tasi esptuauv in me Formosa for Avery CHICAGO How bad a beating Sevvell Avery gave Louis Wolfson in the battle for control of Montgomery Ward and Co was the only question remaining Saturday Election inspectors began counting the votes cast at Fridays annual stockholders meeting The final decision will not be known for about three weeks Sewell Avery won Louis Wolfson lost The only point vas how many friends Wolfson would have with him at Wards director meetings All The Weather Mason City Rain cooler Iowa Clearing cooler Minnesota Showers Globe v weather data up to 8 a m day Maximum 70 Minimum 48 At 8 a m 48 CD Maximum 55 Minimum MOINES HOLDUP DES MOINES W A lone gunman held up the Globe Loan Co in the heart of downtown DCS Moincs at closing time Saturday and fled with about in currency Taker of Bank in Grc GRAND JUNCTION WA small mustachcd gunman who looked like a gentleman was sought Saturday in the robbing of the Peoples Trust and Savings Bank Friday afternoon The bandit carried off an estimated in currency in a brown paper sack after ordering the bank president and four employes to lie on the floor The man ordered the five not to move for three minutes or Ill spray thp front window with He then fled in in Holdup rnrf Junction Part of the currency taken included and bills The FBI asked that citizens report anyone seen spending bills who answers the description of the Claus Loof 55 president of the bank said the bandit refused about in silver and failed to get a considerable amount of money in the bank safe Loof and four employes were alone in the bank when the bandit entered about p m 1 Toll in Fire Rises to Five CHICAGO WVTbe death count in a fire Monday in the Humboldl Park Hotel rose to five Saturday with the discovery of three more bodies Firemen probed the wreckage oi the West Side hotel for other pos sible victims The hotel normally boused 150 persons but only 50 were inside when the daytime blaze destroyed the threestory brick structure Many of them fled by fire escapes One of the bodies recovered Sat urday was that of a woman Only one of the bodies that of Arthur Hack 39 a resident of the hotel was identified Only Counting of Ballots Remain in AP WUephoto RUBBLE CLEARED AFTER QUAKE clear rubble in Volos Greece after earthquakes which killed 6 injured 100 and left homeless Volos is about 150 miles north of Athens Government Moves to Give Serum to Children in Need WASHINGTON government Saturday moved by voluntary means to assure that the Salk polio vaccine goes first to those who Toll Road Measure Amended House Adds Restrictions need it most DES MOINES m The Senate Loll road bill cleared the House late Friday on an 84 to 17 vote But it must be returned to the Senate for consideration of amendments including one to delay the project Under a House provision ap proved 924 the selffinancing turnpike between Davenport and Council Bluffs could not be built until it is certain that a neighbor ing state will construct one to the Iowa border The House also added these amendments Livestock and ma chinery underpasses would have to be provided toll road bonds would be subject to income and property taxes and any buildings built along the toll road for rental pur poses by the agency would be sub ject to the property tax No Promotion Another House amendment pro hibits use of state funds to pro mote a toll road project Under the bill a fivemember toll road authority would be cre ated to have charge of construc tion of a 180milliondollar four lane 300mile turnpike closely par alleling Highway 6 Toll road bonds would be paid off out of tolls paid by those who use the road Arguments voiced in the House against a toll road included these There already are 10 eastwest roads in Icrwaand all are carrying longdistance traffic these high ways arent congested few lowans woidd use it Those who supported the bill con tended A toll road would bring in industry commerce and tax revenue the state would not be Secretary of Welfare Hobby said she will name a national advisory liable for any of the costthere is f i i i j n committee of seven or nine but as broadly repre sentative as suggest allocations by states Each state is expected to set up its own system of priorities for handling its share of the vaccine Salk Honored in Ritual at White House WASHINGTON I and conquering generals have received less attention than the White House gave Friday to Dr Jonas E Salk and his family as they arrived to receive from President Eisenhower the thanks of a grateful nation In the rose garden outside the Presidents office the 40yearold Salk greying at the temples and a little stoopshouldered stood be tween President Eisenhower and a chance for federal reimburse ment of the outlay Against Bill Those who voted against the bfll Friday were Ballhagen Baumhover Bloedel The plan developed in a conferJBriles Carlsen Christophel Cov ence here Friday and approved Ehlers Freed Hagedorn President Eisenhower Hoover Johannes Novak Stephenson Van Zwol and Han night will have no effect on the immunization of first and second grade school children already un der way under auspices of the Na tional Foundation for Infantile Pa ralysis It applies only to the furn ishing of supplies to doctors for ad ministering to those not covered by the free program First Shipments In a formal statement after the conference Mrs Hobby said sta tistics showed that an estimated children can be vacci beaming Secretarv of Hobby Eisenhower had a handsomely gotup citation for Salk his oric contribution to human wel a benefactor of man nated by July 1 but that almost no commercial supplies are available e arejnow The free school program i getting the first quantities These are the simple inescap fare There was another for Basil 3Connor president of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis a tribute by the Republican President to his new deal prede cessor Franklin D Roosevelt or starting the Foundation and or personal courage in overcom ng the handicap of Standing behind the group at the microphones were Mrs Salk in a springlike mauve outfit and their hrce boys able facts about the supply situa she said It is a situation which will re quire very great patience on the part of She said the conference of doc tors public health workers drug manufacturers and others which developed the allocation plan ac complished all that we hoped for there was not one dissenting note in the days Three Suggestions The recommendations were 1 Establishment of a national advisory committee to recommend voluntary allocations on a stateby Later in his office Eisenhowcrstate basis aimed at assuring gave a fountain pen and a pocketjavailability to children 1 through cnife to each of the Salk boys Vaccine for Iowa to Arrive Sunday DES MOINES W Every Iowa county should receive its supply of alk polio vaccine for the free school inoculation program by ealth Depart ment said Saturday Iowas shipment of vaccine for first and second grade pupils is scheduled to arrive Sunday It will be transshipped at once to coun ties The vaccine is being paid for by the National Foundation for Infan tile Paralysis The shipment will meet virtually all Iowa needs for the first Dr Ralph Hccrcn of the State Health Depart ment said 19 years of age at the time it is most needed 2 Creation of state committees composed of health medical and drug industry representatives to handle immunization plans within each state and establish such age group priorities as may be deemed necessary In the absence of speci fic slate plans priorities should be considered for children 1 to 10 years of age 3 A continual check by technical experts on the use of the vaccine to consider whether any changes should be made in the dosage schedule and to study most effec tive ways of utilizing the vaccine DST DEFEATED CLINTON UPWVotcrs Friday tnrmd down a proposal to RO on daylight saving time in special election i son Those absent or not voting were Frey Hailing Howard McReyn olds Nelson of Newton Riehm and Vermeer All others voted for the bill Fireman Rescues 2 Tots From Burning Home at Postville POSTVILLE UP A fireman rescued two children Friday after they were overcome by smoke inj a fire that destroyed the interior of their home Patty Jones 3 and her brother Steve 6 children of Mr and Mrs Charles Jones were overcome in their beds where they were con fined with mumps They were revived by artificial respiration and taken to a hospital Fireman Burr Cook got the chil dren out of the smokefilled one story house after an older brother Robert 12 called the fire depart ment Thousands Converted by Graham Special to the GlobeGazette GLASGOW at Evangelist Billy Grahams All Scotland Crusade are being drowned in a sea of incredible attendance and more than decisions for Christ But as the skeptics go down for the last time they gur gle one final question Will it last A Glasgow mother gave a par tial answer to the question in a recent letter to Billy Gives Thanks I give thanks to God for send ing you to she wrote She told bow her son a 13yearold had gone forward at one of Billys meetings and had never gone back on the decision which brought such peace and happi ness to their home The deci sion referred to by the mother was not made during the All Scotland Crusade It was made at a church service in 1947 when Billy an unknown evangelist held a series of meetings in Glas gow Added the mother He has served for nearly two years in Her Majestys forces and he is still taking every opportunity to witness for his By the end of the campaign on April 30 Billy will have ad dressed in person almost 000 Scots with decisions ex pected to reach about Other unnumbered millions will listen to the Kelvin Hall services on a special relay system Not All Last Billy readily admits that not all of the decisions will last The Bible clearly he says that not all of the deci sions during the days of Christ lasted Some of the seed fell on rocky ground and were blown away Some of it fell on poor soil and failed to take root But other seed fell on good earth and Unlike many evangelists of the past who left converts to flounder for themselves after a campaign was over Billy has a followup organization which keeps in touch with each person making a deci sion for at least six months Men women and children are pro vided materials and encouraged to read the Bible pray regular ly witness for Christ and get ac tive in a church When a decision is made at the services the person writes down the church of his choice News in Brief WASHINGTON of a group of the nations leading editors predicted Saturday that President Eisenhower would defeat Adlai Stevenson again if the two run against each other in 1956 The fore cast came from members of the American Society of Newspaper Edi tors ASNE who participated in a poll conducted by the Washington professional chapter of Sigma Delta Chi national journalism frater nity Seventy editors said Eisenhower would win while 20 picked Stevenson MEMPHIS Tenn Busse 61 nationally known orches tra leader and trumpet player died of a heart ailment at a hotel Saturday PORTLAND Ore WfA Portland electrician told police Friday night that he and Mrs Marjorie Smith had plotted the bomb death of her attorney husband Victor L Wolf 45 signed a confession that he wired the fatal bomb in the car of Oliver K Smith 35 so the wife could collect insurance Dist Atty William Langley reported NEW YORK boost in margins later confirmed by the Federal Reserve Board forced stock prices down sharply on Friday almost wiping out all of the gains registered earlier in the week After all the security markets were closed throughout the nation the FED announced that it was boosting margins from 60 per cent to 70 per cent The last change in margins was made last Jan 5 when they were boosted from 50 to 60 per cent Peoples Opinion Sampled Income Boost DES MOINES Houst members Saturday were sampling home town opinion on a bill to increase sales and income taxes annually The House adjourned Friday after refusing to consider final action on the bill Members of an eightman HouseSenate com mittee had completed work on the inal draft only four hours earlier Proponents of the measure blends separate bDls passed jy the House and Senate were loping the House wouldnt react the same way it did two weeks ago At that time the House tentative y agreed to a income tax raise during a Friday session After talking to constituents during h e weekend the lawmakers chopped the bill to the following Monday Democrats Object Democrats raised the most vio lent objections to immediate con sideration of the committee bill Rep Andrew Frommelt Dubuque Democrat said the idea of ram ming this bill down our throats was concocted in a halfhour Re publican caucus late Friday Were experiencing steam roller he charged He told Republicans Youre doing something youre going to be sorry for Its a disservice to the state of Frommiet and four other Demo crats filed a call of the It would have required the ser geant of arms to round up all House members not officially ex cused from the chamber so they would be present when the vote on the bill was taken The call never came to a Rep Verne Lisle RClarinda was one of several Republicans who sided with the Democrats He reminded everyone of the hot reception House members re ceived when they went home after approving the 10millioa dollar income tax bilL Defer Action Lisle asked support of a motion by Rep Jack Miller RSioux City to defer action until Monday Rep Wendell Pendleton Storm ake Republican chairman of the House delegation to the confer ence committee asked imme diate consideration of the com mitee bill It takes guts to vote for a tax Pendleton said But you and I were sent down here to do job If were going to be responsible general assembly iweve got to raise the money to ran the Pendleton explained the bill as a simple combination of a House income tax measure and a 2Va cents sales tax bill voted by the Senate He said even a schoolboy could understand the completed bill and asked Why postpone action The Senate cant act until we After voting down one motion to adjourn however the House accepted a similar motion by Rep William Tate RMason City by a narrow 4746 margin Half Cent Boost As reported by the committee the bill calls for a half cent increase in the two per cent sales and use tax Motor vehicles would be exempted from the half cent i It also would increase corpora tion income taxes from two to three per cent raise the general income lax rate from 75 to 80 per cent and standardize personal deductions at Pendleton estimated the sales tax hike would bring in annually the income tax changes SAME DATE1J54HT M