Mason City Globe Gazette, May 13, 1955 : Front Page

Publication: Mason City Globe Gazette May 13, 1955

Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 13, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Ntwfpaptr Edited tor Ow MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI NIWSPAPIt THATMAKIS ALL NOfcTH IOWANS M I I a M 0 E i HOME EDITION Ainriilil fntt IteilH fnm IMH MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 13 IfSS CMukito licttM OM MtVltS Austrians Begin National Celebration AP Wirephoto HEIGHT OF SOMETHING OR Jo Mi chael 25 says goodby to Pretty Boy a pet parakeet after a judge Thursday awarded custody of the bird to Mrs Michaels estranged husband pending their divorce suit The Michaels had agreed on division of all other property but each wanted Pretty Boy The husband won but Mrs Michael was granted visitation rights PROSPEROUS YEAR State Tax Receipts to Hit Record High DES MOINES loafing along at current rates Iowa tax collections should hit a new alltime high by the end of the present fiscal year June Thats the estimate of State Tax Commission officials who add tha the substantial gains being made indicate that the year has been a highly prosperous one in Iowa At least two million more doEars will be taken in by the stafr for this year over last fiscal years record 102 million dollars says Louis H Cook research for the tax commission Sales tied to retail business in the worth of that busi ness in Iowa the previous fiscal year Collections amounted to millions dollars Already for this last July to Thursday sales tax collections were million dollars Somewhat Higher Since the fiscal year has a month and one half to go Cook is certain that the total collected will be materially higher this Individual income tax collections should equal last years 000 and possibly go a bit higher Cook foresees Up to Thursday the total this year was A boom in new car sales should push the use tax collection total Cook adds There is a two per cent levy on retail sale of new cars and some other kinds of tangible prop erty This tax has brought the state treasury million dollars this year For all last year the total was millions No Changes Here are some other tax collec tions to date compared with last fiscal years totals in millions of dollars Corporation income and Beer per 000 and Cigarette and There were no changes in the tax rates during the two years compared The socalled special noted above have been producing new collection records regularly for a number of years Des Moines Woman States Oldest Dies DES MOINES Kru ger 108 who may have been Iowas oldest resident died Thurs day at a nursing home She was born Oct 8 1846 in northern Germany and came to the United States in 1871 She lived most of her life in Iowa IAMI DATEW41W itttk M Dulles Arrives to Sign Pact Governor Signs 5 Big Bills One Measure Remaining 3820 VOTE House Passes Manpower Cut WASHINGTON ngly approved by the House Pres dent Eisenhowers program to military manpower during the new fiscal year Friday headed for a new fight in the Senate Despite outspoken criticism from some senators advance indica ions were that the President would be upheld also by the Sen ate when it gets around to voting on the subject some weeks hence The House 3820 the bill to Department in new funds for the fiscal year starting July 1 Amendments which would have boosted the bills money total and maintained military power during the new year at levels projected for June 30 of this year were beat en on voice votes The program approved without change calls for an overall cut of from this years figure by June 30 1956 The Army will be trimmed the Navy and the Marine Corps and the Air Force increased by DES MOINES fl Bills to in crease the appropriations for agri cultural land tax credit supple mental and transportation aid to schools and pay bonuses to Iowa veterans of the Korean War were signed Friday by Gov Leo Hoegh In this connection the governor told his news conference that state aid to schools including agricul tural land tax credit would be in creased for the next biennium by a year Hoegh has not yet signed the general school aid measure but indicated he would do so soon The general aid appropriation is included in the total of increase Hoegh said that these various schools aids now total a year New Money The new appropriations will amount to The governor also signed a bill to require municipalities and in dustrial plants to obtain State Health Department permits before dumping sewage industrial waste liquids gaseous matter or solids into streams or lakes As he signed the agricultural land tax credit measure which in creases that appropriation from five to millions annually the governor commented This legislation in my opinion should help tremendously in the program of school reorganization It also will enable some equaliza tion of taxation for school pur The Korean bonus act requires the approval of the voters in the 1956 general election before it can become effective State officials have estimated that even if the voters approve it will be mid1957 before bonds can be sold and the set up to pay the Thursday passed give the Defense bonuses Sale of Bonds The bonus act calls for sale of 26 million dollars worth of bonds The bonds would be paid off by a state property tax similar to the one now levied for payment o principal and interest on bonds is sued to pay bonuses for Iowa World War II veterans The maximum payment under the Korean bill would be in case of death in action The aver age payment has been estimatet at Sponsors of the measure said that probably close to Ko rean veterans could qualify for bonuses PARLEY DELAYED LINCOLN Neb UK The inter state highway conference plannee by Missouri Basin governors wil be held at Denver June 1 instea of at Omaha next Tuesday News in Brief NIEMOELLER QUITS DARMSTADT Germany Martin Niemoeller notified German Evangelical Church leaders Friday that he is resigning from all his duties in the churchs governing organization In a letter to Bishop Otto Dibelius head of the German Evangelical Church Niemoeller said he is taking the step because of criticism of his work by the general synod of Protestant churches now meeting in Weimar East Germany NEWSMAN KILLED WASHINGTON United States Friday ordered an im mediate investigation of the death of Gene Symonds United Press manager for Southeast Asia as a result of a savage beating in Singa pore The investigation is expected to develop some explanation of why police cars passed by Symonds as he lay in the street after he had been beaten by rioting Chinese students JUST A SORE HEAD CANON CITY Colo C Smith 74 won divorce Thursday when he testified that every time he beat hit wife at cards the give him a tonguelashing threw the deck in his face It was very disconcerting and took away the desire to Smith said LION TALES CHEROKEE Iowa Johnson Cherokee said Thursday he threw his rod and reel into the Little Sioux River and ran when he saw a large animal crouched near his favorite fishing spot Johnsons report plus that of an Aurelia farmer gave further cre dence to stories that mountain lions have been roaming northwest Iowa MAXWELL TAYLOR Gen Taylor Chosen for Army Chief WASHINGTON Mat thew B Ridgway critical of ad ministration decisions to cut back the ground forces has asked to be retired June 30 and will be succeeded as Army chief of staff by Gen Maxwell D Taylor 54 Ridgways decision to leave on the day before the new military budget becomes effective was disclosed when President Eisen hower sent the Senate a nomina tion of Taylor to succeed him White Home Press Secretary James C Hagerty said Ridgway wrote a letter to Secretary of the Army Stevens asking for re tirement on June 30 Ridgways term had until Aug IS to run Ridgways rweyear term at chief of staff would have expired next August He reached the mandatory Army of 40 last March 31 but the Army retained him on active duty with approval of President Eisenhower Ridg way will retire on leaving as chief of staff ouble check of vaccine made arke Davis Detroit has icen completed It is likely that word is now t my office regarding the findings f the group which visited cheele testified and that we will e able to announce the release of arke Davis materials as soon or hortly after I return to the Pub lic Health Service Scheele indicated that than merely some batches of arke Davis vaccine which has een under scrutiny will be re eased However he was not pre ise on that point Clear Way Release of any or all of the arke Davis product probably vould involve hundreds of thou ands of shots of the antipolio vac cine It would clear the way for almost immediate resumption of inoculations in areas which have arke Davis vaccine on hand Scheele also advised the com mittee 1 There is every reason to be lieve all children in ages most usceptible to polio will be vacci nated before the height of the sea son That usually begins about mid August 2 There is no national health emergency He said the country Rider Hamilton Reappointed to State Board Jobs DES MOINES Wl Leo loegh announced Friday the re appointments of Dwight G Rider Fort Dodge arid V B Hamilton Hampton to the State Board o Education The Senate in the recent legis ative session had refused to con irm Hoeghs appointments o Rider and Hamilton The present appointments are re cess appointments and must be confirmed by the Senate at thi next regular session Both Rider who is president o the board and Hamilton will com plete their first sixyear terms June 30 Rider is an attorney a Repub ican party leader for many year and a former district judge Hamil ton is a Democrat and a business man Wolfson Gets 3 Places on Wards Director Board CHICAGO WTLouis E Wolfso apparently landed three places o Montgomery Wards ninemembe board of directors a tabulation votes cast at the April 22 electio showed Friday Wolfson received proxies for 1 shares of Ward stock Th Ward management slate receive proxies for shares This totals up to shares To obtain three directors Wolfson would need 30 per cent of the total vote cast plus three shares That would be However stockholders attending the annual meeting in person also cast votes for individual directors These votes could conceivably pro vide a margin of difference be tween two and three seats on the board for Wolfson Ready to Lift Vaccine Curbs WASHINGTON government is likely to re ease the first batches of embargoed polio vaccine Friday fternoon and resume the nations stalled vaccination pro gram according to Surgeon General Leonard A Scheele Scheele told the House Banking and Currency Committee that a SPENCER and ex plosions Friday destroyed the in erior of the Bjornstad drug store and smoke damaged three adjoin ing stores in a twostory brick wilding in the downtown district Damage was estimated at more than Several firemen were injurec slightly when paint exploded in the drug store A million dollar fire began in th same drugstore in July 1931 from firecracker and virtually de stroyed the entirebusiness section The fire led to the state law ban ning firecrackers still in effect Holtc in Floor The fire which began in th basement was discovered abou and the congressmenshould be calm 3 Despite some disappointments and reverses the Salk vaccination jrograms ultimate success is not iireatened Other Firms Government experts have yet to doublecheck shots produced by four other firms Therefore full resump tion of the nationwide mass im munization program could not be expected immediately Scheele also disclosed that the first phase of the investigation of the temporarily banned vaccine iroduced by Cutter Laboratories Berkeley has been com pleted Investigators have arrived lere from Berkeley with a large volume of 5 Taverns Raided at Fort Dodge DES MOINES Gen Dayton Countryman Friday said iquor was found in four of five Fort Dodge taverns raided Thurs day night by 1 i c e and state agents Countryman seeking cracker dry enforcement of Iowas liquor aws said the Traid was directed jy Webster County Atty Arthur Johnson The places raided were Andys Cavern the Brass Rail the 12th Street tavern and Ralphs tap room No liquor was found at the Hiho tavern Four Spencer Stores Have Fire Damage Bjornstad Drug Store Wrecked Two trucks and 22 fire men rushed to the scene The firemen were forced to cu holes in the concrete floor to pour water on the flames because th heat of the fire kept them from go ing downstairs to the basement The first blast occurred at th rear of the store and knocked fire men back several feet A secon explosion hit on the side and fron of the building Several firemen were cut by flying glass Ralph Miller required four stitches for a leg gash Cleuds of Smoke Clouds of smoke billowed throug the adjoining stores and over th street but the fire was limited t the basement of the corner drug store Fire walls in the modern building remodeled only two year ago prevented the flames from spreading Offices on the second floor of th building also suffered smoke dam age Otto Bjornstad owner of th store conservatively estimate contents and interior of his stor at His father owned th drugstore destroyed in the 193 fire HARMFUL PUBLICITY CLINTON HI 370 o an expected 500 children submittec to tests of an improved Salk vac cine and health officials said Fri day the small number was cause by harmful publicity about th vaccine LOT OF AP Wircphoto 000 pounds of canned hamburg ers part of the Navys con troversial supply of pounds is checked at the supply base in Bayonne Attention was focused on the hamburger situation by a Hoover Commis sion report which said the Navy had enough to last 60 years The batch in the photo is enough to last about two weeks Truck Driver Dies in Highway Crash SPIRIT LAKE Ku chel 23 Irwin was killed Frida when a truck loaded with sand an cement turned over on him in twotruck accident 9Vi miles wes here on Iowa 9 Kuchel and the driver of th other truck Jack Vaughn 3 Council Bluffs both were workin for Booth Olson Constructio Sioux City on a highway r building project About The Weather Mason City Mostly fair Iowa Scattered rain Minnesota Showers FiveDay Iowa Temperatures Fr day night through Wednesda will average near normal Nor mal highs 70 north to 73 south Normal lows 45 north to 48 south Somewhat cooler Sunday an Monday Only minor tempera ture changes are expected the re mainder of the period Rainfa will average onehalf inch nort to threefourths of an inch south with shower conditions Saturda night and Sunday and again th first of next week Globe Gazett weather data u to 8 Friday SHOWERS Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 71 46 65 HIDDEN YET MEXICO CITY Ce dillo Hernandez Friday was under arrest for cattle rustling Police said a neighbors missing cow was found hidden in Hernandez one room fiat Big Day for Diplomat To Withdraw Men VIENNA Austria IfMJ S Sec etary of State Dulles arrived in ubilant Vienna Friday to sign tht Austrian treatyof independence It was a gratifying moment for he American diplomat who had nsisted the ambassadors of the Big Four powers reach agreement n treaty terms before the foreign ministers meet for the actual sign ing Late Thursday the Russians ac cepted a compromise solution of ered by the West on a key issue of economic concessions and the way was cleared for the signing on Sunday of a treaty to give Aus rias seven million people full freedom after 17 years of military occupation Airport Statement In an airport statement Dulles said I have traveled to many capi als on many missions Never have I felt more satisfaction than now feel in coming to Vienna o sign the treaty which at long ast will make Austria free and in Among Dulles welcomers was Austrian Foreign Minister Leopold Figl It has been particularly due to American help that we are now in a position to sign the treaty for which Austria has been waiting for 10 Figl said in greeting Dulles Austria will now be free and Dulles was in good spirits as he arrived from Paris at the U S Air Force base at TuUn in the So viet Zone of Austria 20 miles from the capital Some Viennese began to cele brate Thursday night But most of this Alpine nations seven million population reacted slowly after 17 years of military un der the Nazis and 10 under the war time Allies Withdraw Troops Within three months of the treaty ratification the occupation troops of the Big Four will be withdrawn and Austrias freedom will be complete East and West haggled for years over the treaty As late as Monday the Russians precipitated a last minute deadlock by refusing to write into the treaty reparations concessions they had promised earlier Thursday night they finally yielded to Western insistence The treaty provides for Austrian independence and sovereignty and the withdrawal of occupation forces It sets the nations bound aries at those existing before the 1938 anschluss the forced union with Hitlers reich The economic concessions Mos cow finally agreed to put in the treaty include return of the great Zisterdorf oil fields and the Danube Shipping Co of Austria As repara tions Austria will supply Russia with a million tons of oil annually for 10 years She will also pay the Soviets 150 million dollars in goods instead of cash for 300 concerns which like the oil fields and the shipping company were seized by the Nazis and taken over by the Soviets at the end of World War II AP Wirephoto RAIN GREETS TULIP rain Friday spoiled the opening of the annual Tulip Festival at Pella but not until the street scrubbing activities were completed Shielding herself with an umbrella is Mrs W H Grootveld Holding a broom is Mar lenc Hugen while Ann Kuiper has the water Want Improved Radar Station at Des Moines for Storm Detection WASHINGTON UP The Weather Bureau has asked Con gress for to install more powerful radar for storm detection at four stations Including Des Moines Iowa The Des Moines Weather Bureau now has a radar antenna with a maximum range of 100 miles The new equipment would have a range of 150 miles and give complete coverage for Iowa as well as parts of southern Minnesota south western Wisconsin western Illinois northern Missouri and eastern Ne braska the Des Moines bureau said Des Moines officials said they hoped to have the new ment in operation by next spring ;

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Publication: Mason City Globe Gazette

Location: Mason City, Iowa

Issue Date: May 13, 1955

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