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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 19, 1955, Mason City, Iowa Noith Newspaper Edited MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI NIWSPArit THAT MAKIS AIL NORTH IOWANS HOME EDITION Full LMM MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY It GREATER MASON CITY DAYS Thursday Friday and Saturday rf OM President Vetoes Postal Too Much Ram Is Cry in Dust Bowl Area Trinidad Colo Hit Hardest 30 Hours of Rain By The The Purgatoire River Thursday spread over Trinidad as cries of too much rain came from widespread drought areas of the Southwest where dust storms raged only a fortnight ago Both business and residential sections were inundated by the flooding river which bisects the railroad mining center just on the north of Raton Pass N M This is in an area from which some of the worst dust storms of the year have blown across the Southwest Rain continued after more than 30 hours at Trinidad The river which runs eastwest through the city flooded the main line tracks of the Santa Fe Railroad knocked out phone lines and threatened wa ter mains on the citys west edge Schools Closed Some 75 National Guardsmen evacuted families from the threatened area Schools were closed Water was two feet deep in thd railroad station Highways were closed to the west and south of Trinidad and near Hoehne a farming communi ty to the east Meanwhile flood threats around three Texas cities bursts that caused mem minimized the danger to the Texas communities although residents were evacuated from low areas highways and railroads washed out and many areas flooded At Ballinger Brady and East land they said It looks now as if weve got it whipped It House Group Trims Request for Subsidy WASHINGTON WVThe House Appropriations Com mittee slashed deeply into administration requests for air line and ship subsidies Thursday in cutting the Commerce Departments new budget 18 per cent It also trimmed sharply funds for ship construction federalaid highways and the interAmerican highway the amount federal airport aid It recom Big Jump in New Cases of Polio in U S FARM HOME FLOODEDThis farm home near Hale Center about five feet of water after 30 hours of incessant rain The farmers late m o d e 1 car arrow is almost covered with water The rains followed a long period of drought con ditions Evidence by Rubin Retail Sales in Mason City Set Record Retail sales in Maton City hit a high in 1954 of based on official state ialti and WASHINGTON D Kubm a contact man for military uniform makers Thursday turned down a chance to change his sworn testimony and was promptly con tradicted by another witness Jerome Schlesinger Woodhaven ST a former Army auditor tes tified that Rubin paid him and v of his expenses for a trip to looks now as if well make It Puerto Rico to straighten out rec ords on a contract for Army gar comparts was still raining however at East land where more than 11 inches of rain fell in 12 hours Minor Flooding In southern Oklahoma water ran over curbs and minor flood condi tions were reported Wednesday night at Temple Waurika Lawton Frederick Comanche and Walters Okla Colorado received up to 16 inches of snow in the mountains and up to 3 inches of rain across its droughtravaged eastern plains A dozen tornadoes skipped over Texas and Oklahoma was under tornado alert much of Wednesday night but little damage was re ported and there were no injuries as the lethal twisters failed to touch ground or struck in thinly populated rural areas A tributary of Leon River out of its banks east of Eastland cut transcontinental Highway 80 with flood waters and halted traffic on the heavily traveled route Trains on the Texas Pa cific railroad were also halted east of the west Texas city Forecasts indicated more rain and turbulence over the threestate area Water ran over curbs in south ern Oklahoma and rain snow and high waters combined to give Col orado its wettest period in months of drought Steady rains soaked Colorados eastern plains where croplands and ranges suffered for months in landeroding sandstorms AU over the threestate drought area the rains were welcomed but cries of too much came from farmers whose fields resembled sinall lakes rison caps ministerin Army Rubin denied Schlesinger was ad the contract for the that he paid Schlesinger the money Meanwhile the Navy announced it has suspended Julius Goldman a Navy material inspector who told the Senate investigators Rubin paid him a week for three months in 1952 Goldman said he got the money while he was re iecting some raincoats made by one of the firms Rubin represented the Ansonia Conn Garment Co Goldman had testified that Rubin once talked of making him man crease of tVi per cent It includes all retail sales except beer gaso line and cigarettes on which sales tax is not paid Increased auto sales were a major factor in the record Taxes paid to the county treasurer show that sales jumped from in 1953 to in 1954 an in crease of ISVi per cent Biggest factor was the booming Christmas business however The final quarter of 1954 sur passed the previous year by or 12V2 per cent It also was S per cent above the previous high quarter the 1952 Christmas period Clear Lake sales tax collections also were up 6 per cent from 1953 indicating retail sales of for 1954 Retail sales tax for the state were up less than 4 per cent the State Tax Commis sion reported Gravesite Purchase Argued DES MOINiSf SO per sbns attended a hearing by the State Executive Council Thursday on the of whether the state should acquire land and ex pand the Julien Dubuque gravesite near Dubuque into a state park On May 9 the council authorized the State Conservation Commission to condem 124 acres of land for the park if it could not be ac quired by outright purchase from Herman Lott the owner The hearing was ordered after No Changes in Inoculated Class WASHINGTON sharp jump in new cases of polio was reported Thursday by the U S Public Health Service For the week end ed May 14 new cases totaled up 30 per cent over the previous week The number compares with 151 mended in new funds for the Commerce Department and related agencies for the bookkeep ing year starting July l This is less than President Eisenhower requested The reduction is the largest per centagewise to be recommended by the committee this year All but of the total was allotted to the Commerce De partment whose request for was shaved to The committees recom mendations are subject to approv al by the House and subsequent action by the Senate No Comment Secretary of Commerce Weeks request for a fund to en tertain important visitors from DEANNA DOERR in the second week of May last year and an average of 116 for the last five years However for the first time since the antipolio vaccination program ran into difficulty the number of polio cases among inoculated per sons remained unchanged at 77 confirmed cases Close Contact In another development the health service announced that 21 re abroad was turned down without comment In a report drafted by a sub committee headed by Rep Pres ton the committee called for more careful verification of Deanna Doerr Named Queen at Riceville e a n n a Doerr Riceville High School student Wednesday night was named cen tennial queen She will reign over festivities here May 28 29 and 30 Deanna was chosen from a field of 11 candidates Others were Au Boost Objects to Hike in Deficit Veto Message to Senate WASHINGTON UP Eisenhower Thursday vetoed a pos tal pay increase which would have given postal workers an average per cent wage hike Eisenhower objected to the bill because it would substantially in crease the postal deficit and create new pay inequities affecting thous ands of postal employes The measure would cost treasury 179 million dollars In a veto message to the Senate the President said the measure also created grave administrative prob lems in the establishment of thou sands of individual pay rates and forced awkward and unfair ad ministrative practices on a gov ernment department 5 Hike Originally Eisenhower proposed a 5 per cent pay increase which along with adjustments in classifi cations would have brought the total increase to 6V4 per cent That would have cost the government about 129 million dollars a year It was the second time Eisen hower had vetoed a postal pay in crease Last year he vetoed a 5 per cent pay increase The veto ager of the Ansonia plant He said DI L he thought the payments reore vQnCCl rlORS TO DlOCK uc tuuugui LUC payments represented an advance on his salary for the promised job Rubin said the he said it amounted to about was a loan to of Federal Aye Plans have been cancelled to reroute traffic from five blocks on Federal Avenue in downtown Mason City Thursday through Saturday It was originally planned to block traffic at those points during a threeday auto and farm implement show The show was cancelled BOND ISSUE OKD LOGAN UP Voters Wednesday approved a bond issue to finance a school addition objections arose No formal legal steps have been taken by the state Gov Leo Hoegh said the council would take the matter under fur ther advisement after the hearing Access Road Lester J Schuster Clinton who is financially interested in Letts limestone quarry near the grave site area said all of those present except Lott himself and Arthur Mosle of Dubuque favor the park project They contend part of the land the state seeks is needed for an access road to the quarry Each side was given an hour to present arguments Those favoring wuavus inoculated themselves who came in dose contact with children giv en vaccine made by Cutter Lab oratories of California In these in stances the inoculated children themselves have not contracted the disease These reports were all in the hands of the Wed nesday night when it suddenly an nouncedthat for several days at least there would be no further clearance of antipolio vaccine The result was to add uncertain practices and costs of subsidized Miles ship lines It said this should suit in substantial reductions future subsidy payments For subsidy payments to air car riers the committee Leist Square Dance 40 million dollars 900000 less than was appropriated this year and 23 per cent pay increase bill Nita Nelson W0uld have risen close to 180 mil Zobel andjuon dollars He said the increase was sub stantially greater than necessary fair level of pay Aeronautics Board Ship Lines The celebration gets off to i cost of living Regrets Action regret the necessity of the s the park were first to speak Before noon recess Lott Man Hospitalized After Accident OSAGE Delphine Freund 22 Adams who was found un conscious in a car in a ditch near Johnsburg at Tuesday was taken to the Mitchell County Memorial Hospital where his in juries were undetermined It was believed he fell asleep at the wheel He is a recently discharged and was employed at the Oliver plant at Charles City Mrs Kenneth Blaser of Osage is a sister News in Brief LAUNCHING DATE NEAR WASHINGTON worlds second atomicpowered sub marine with a newer type power plant than the first will be launched in two months The Navy announced Wednesday that the submarine Seawolf will be christened in midJuly SETS FILIBUSTER RECORD AUSTIN Tex Kilmer Corbin Lubbock poohpoohed his national filibuster record Thursday but said he thought he had achieved his purpose That purpose Corbin said at the end of his 28hour 15minate speaking effort Wednesday was to make Texans aware of what he considers a poor plan for financing water con servation The old filibuster record was 28 hours 6 minutes set by Senator Wayne Wagonseller Bowie March 31 A WONDERFUL GUY LONG BEACH Calif 44th birthday party that the women on mail carrier Joseph Puglieses route held for him was the mostl Pughese kissed every one of thert are 521 women on the In addition to the kisses he got a cart on which to tow his mail bag plus in cash TIGHTEN BLOCKADE BERLIN border guards Thursday fired on a West Berlin taxi and East Germany further tightened its baby blockade on the Western half of this divided city deep in Red terri tory Red police pegged seven shots at the taxi as it drove along a border road on the boundary of the British sector of Berlin and the Soviet Zone of Germany Schuster presented their argu ments opposing the project In summing up his case Lott said My answer is no sale I dont tiave any property for sale I don1 want the citys money or the states money I want to build up something industrially that Du buque and Iowa can be proud of I hope we can work it Speakers in favor of the project included Mayor Charles Kintzin ger City Manager La Vern Schiltz Rep Audrey Frommelt all of Du buque and Father Albert Hoffman Dyersville Father Hoffman sketched the history of the area back to 1746 when it was a French fort He said it was the capital of the history of the whole state of Bought in 1941 SchDtz said Lott purchased the ty to the whole vaccination pro gram The only explanation was a state ment by a public relations spokes man for the health service that the delay was ordered for an other looksee at this whole very confusing No Change Surgeon General Leonard A sas trimmed to 90 millions a 25 millions below this years ap Other events May 28 include Scheele said however This de lay should not be inferred as re flecting in any way on the vac cine of the companies whose man ufacturing and testing processes are under Although the health service said there was no change in its figure ana of for the number of polio cases among inoculated children it said it does have a new suspect case under investigation in Ne braska That makes seven or more suspect cases under study There have been five deaths among vac cinated persons A health service spokesman esti mated that inoculations with the Salk vaccine are now pushing the six million Special The Bureau of Public Roads was ernoon and a 9 dance at the allotted 600 millions of the 680 mil1 Rota lions it sought for the federalaid highway program The committee said the reduced sum would fi nance all commitments without slowing down the program For the interAmerican highway a joint United StatesLatin Ameri can project the committee recom mended 8 millions a f who giant centennial parade in the test the President said new legislation should provide for a reasonable increase in pay postal field service workers and u present jobsto eliminate A horse show softball game mequities without discriminating SAME DATE1954199 ices and historical pageant complete the Sunday events The closing day features Memo rial Day services at two ceme teries and a ceremonial tribal dance staged by Indians from the Tama Reservation A baseball game will follow the dance Estheryille Man Dies in Ohio Car Crash MEDINA Ohio UP James M Farrell 24 Estherville Iowa was killed early Thursday when his car left U S 42 four miles north of Medina and crashed against some groups The House and Senate both passed the postal pay increase by more than a twothirds vote which would be necessary to override veto But some members of Con gress said privately it was un likely the same margin could be mustered to override Mr Eisen howers veto property in 1941 five years after for an expanded present plans monument site were made The City of Dubuque owns the grave site proper and a small tract im mediately surrounding it E H Jones Des Moines at torney for Lott described Lott and his associates as a small band of gallant men who came to Des Moines to protect their interests Jones referred to the proponents case as a stirring emotional pre BUTLER REELECTED DES MOINES Emmett F Butler Newton was reelected president of the Tall Corn Area Council Boy Scouts of America Wednesday night William Q John son Iowa Falls was reelected a vice president 200 Bankers From Nine Counties in City for Meeting Some 200 bankers from nine North Iowa counties gathered in Mason City Thursday afternoon The annual meeting of Group 3 of the Iowa Bankers Assn was sched uled to continue through the eve ning Headlined speaker was J H Christenson St Paul assistant to Ihe president of Quality Package Envelop Co His subject for the banquet session was Personal Power in the Atomic Afternoon speakers included roa McKee Muscatine president of the Iowa Bankers M P Black Des Moines State Superin tendent of Banking King R Pal mer state sales director of the savings bond division of the U S Treasury L F Gericke president of the Iowa Junior Bankers and Paul W Brechlcr Iowa City director of athletics at the Univer sity of Iowa Fickbohm Charged in Accident Which Killed Daughters EMMETSBURG Maurice Fick bohm of near Rodman Thursday was charged with a second of fense of driving while intoxicated as the result of an accident in which his two small daughters were killed late Tuesday The charges were filed by the State Highway Patrol in the court of Justice of the Peace Elmer Ellis in Emmetsburg The children Janice May Pick bohm 3 and Jean Marie 2 fell from the cab of their fathers pick up truck when it went out of con trol and into a ditch along a county road about two miles north of Rod man Palo Alto County Coroner John R Hyde has called an inquest for Monday DOWNBEATThe Frisco Lines last water tower o7ffi West TulsaMonett division balances upright as it crashes to the earth during demolition Supporting beams were removed and the wooden tank then was pulled down by a winch The Weather Mason City Pleasant Iowa Fair cooler Minnesota Fair cool Globe Gazette weather data to 8 Thurs day Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum
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