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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 20, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                Nortfc lews Doily Ncwspopcr Efttod far MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NIIGHIORS HOME EDITION GREATER MASON CITY DAYS Thursday Friday and Saturday VOL LXI ud PrtM rull Seven CcnU Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 20 IMS ThU Paper CooiliU of Two tecUoM Section m Southwest Dust Bowl Sea Water Soles Tax Increase Discussed Report Set on May 27 DES MOINES tfl Representa tives of major retail associations In Iowa urged the State Tax Com mission Friday to adopt promptly the retailers plan for applying the forthcoming sales tax increase At the close of a twohour hear ing Chairman Martin Lauterbach said the commission would decide the matter and present it to the re tailers at another meeting May 27 He said it also would look into their contention that the law provides that the retailers shall devise the used The 1955 Legislature passed an act increasing the sales tax from the present 2 per cent to 2V4 per cent effective next July 1 It was left to the commission to deter mine where to set the various col lection brackets Sales Basis Under Iowa law the retaflers collect the tax from the consumer on a sales basis and remit it to the commission quarterly on a gross business basis The commission had under con sideration a plan proposed by Louis H Cook commission research di rector as well as the plan pro posed by the retailers The present plan imposes the first cent of tax on sales of 15 cents or more The second cent is applied on purchases of 65 cents or more Thereafter the tax amounts to 2 cents per dollar of purchase Here is the plan proposed by the retailers On sales of less than 15 cents no AP Wlrephoto A FAMILY her trophies after winning the National Spelling Bee in Washington D Thurs day 13yearold Sandra Sloss Granite City is sur rounded by her parents and sister and brother Left to right are her sister Nancy 12 her mother and father Mr and Mrs William Sloss and her brother Tommy 6 tax 15 to 50 cents one cent tax for each 40 cents of sales over 50 cents an additional one cent The retailers submitted this il lustration of how the schedule would work One through 14 cents no tax 15 through 50 cents one cent 51 through 90 cents 2 cents 91 through 3 cents through 4 cents through 5 cents and adding one cent tax for each additional 4D cents of sales Up to The proposed tax rate would ap ply to purchases of up to The retailers recommended that a schedule be printed and made available in adequate numbers to all retailers For purchases above the rate would be computed by multiplying by 025 or dividing by 4 and mov ing the decimal point one place to the left Cooks plan submitted at the time the Legislature was about to pass the income tax increase would set up the following sched ule One through 14 cents no tax 15 through 55 cents one cent 56 cents through 2 cents and an other cent through each additional 40 cents of sales This would mean sales of through three through 4 cents through 5 cents and so on Philip H Jacobson Mason City secretary of the Iowa Retail Hard ware told the commission that research conducted on the Cook plan showed it would cost the retailer a year Aerial Power Debate Heard WASHINGTON Iff The administrations laconic an nojincement a week ago on Soviet air its original has brought on a jumble of conflicting statements by virtually everyone interested except the Russians Friday an Air Force intelligence officer was insisting he was mis quoted in reports on his speech which seemed to differ from a news conference comment by Eisenhower The officer is Brig Gen Wood jury M Burgess chief of intelli gence for the Continental Air De fense Command He was reported as saying in an address at Selfridge Field Wednesday night that Russia has fighters and bombers equal to the best planes and has more of them that the Russian air force is currently at least as good as ours possibly and that one of our troubles is that we Girl Kidnaped by ExSuitor But Rescued underestimate the Scouted Idea It was only Wednesday morning that Eisenhower scouted the idea set forth by Sen Symington D Mo that the United States may have lost control of the air to Russia Thursday Gen Nathan F Twining air chief of staff told newsmen that Burgess did not tell the and that in speaking to some Ground Observer Corps people Burgess had Burgess was summoned hurried ly to Washington Thursday mak ing two appearances to explain once to Twining and later to a Senate Appropriations subcommit tee Officer Kidnaped Taken at A L bam a Bank JACKSONVILLE Ala WFour armed white men robbed the First National Bank of Jacksonville of between and Friday after kidnapinga bank official from his home The bandits surprised Jess N Wood assistant vice president and cashier at his house and forced him to accompany two men to the bank while the other two guarded his wife and two children At the bank they waited inside meeting employes as they arrived for work tying them up and put ting them in a back room When a time lock opened the bank vault they scooped up be tween and and car ried it off in a bank car Dan W Gray bank vice president made the estimate of the amount stolen He said the loss was covered by Committee members said Bur gess contended he was misquoted that his prepared speech was cleared by Defense Departmenl Security review but that he die answer some questions after the formal speech Newsmen who heard him said they were sticking by their stories To Check Strength Sen Chavez DNM told report ers his Appropriations subcommit tee will inquire into the relative air strength of the United States and Russia It all started a week ago when the Pentagon issued a twopara graph statement saying prepara tions for a recent air Moscow established a new basis of our estimate of Soviet produc tion of the heavy jet bomber and of the medium There also has been an appear ance of a turboprop bomber and a new allweather fighter has ap peared as the Pentagon statement said adding that this was evidence of the modern tech nology of the Soviet aircraft indus try and the advances which are ieing made by insurance WHATS UP BOYS ATLANTA UP who Thursday rushed to the home of Mrs R J Mucha where smoke was billowing from a kitchen win dow found the woman talking on he telephone while a roast burned DETROIT UP State police Friday broke into a motel south of here early and rescued a shapely brunette from a lovesick exsuitor who kidnaped her at gunpoint when she spurned his advances Detectives said the pretty 21 year old girl June Dallen was roughed Her husky abduc tor Murray Sinuk 28 surrendered meekly when troopersbroke down the door of the motel near Flat Rock Sinuk a 220pound salesman who was pointing a revolver at the ter rified young woman when the troopers burst into the room was returned to Detroit Tins definitely was not an Maxon said Sinuk forced that girl to leave Detroit while threatening her with the Miss Dallen said she was happy her ninehour ordeal turned out the way it did Now at least he wont keep pestering she said Toll Road Decision Awaited Appointments Are Studied From Our Wire Service DES MOINES Gov Leo A Hoegh Friday ducked questions about his possible choices of thre1 appointees to the newly created Iowa Toll Road Authority Im not ready to make an ap pointment Hoegh said Im still looking for people to Frank Miles a Des Moines pub He relations man has been men tioned as a possible appointee But Hoegh refused to be pinned down when a reporter asked if a Polk county man would be picked I may have to go either east or west of Polk Hoegh said Along Hoegh said he probably wil choose persons from counties along the route of the toll road be cause the plan still needs im petus before it can become reality The authority will consist of five persons including the governor a state highway commissioner anc three persons to be appointed by the governor The three appointed members will get a day for each day actually served Hoegh also proclaimed a slow down and live campaign designed to save lives on the highways be tween Memorial Day and Labo Day All other states are cooper ating in the drive Stress Safety In his proclamation the governor urged mayorsof all communities to issue similar proclamations anc ministers to set aside some time in their church ceremonies the week of May 22 to stress traffic safety The governor told his news con ierence that a year ago this com ng weekend there were 20 traffic fatalities on Iowa highways to make it the worst weekend in Iowa history During the Memorial Day weekend last year the toll was seven SAME DATEl954201 Boy Dies in Accident at Northwood A Northwood boy was among four persons who were killed Thursday in state motor vehicle accidents The dead Donald Wogstad 6 son of Mr and Mrs Clayton Wogstad of near Northwood Howard T Meeks 54 and Merle C Luze 33 both of Daven port John Michael Glasgow 3 son of Mr and Mrs Rolley G Glas gow Jr of Iowa City Run Over by Bus The Wogstad boy was run over by a school bus in front of his parents home about six miles northeast of Northwood Driver Howe R Pacey 39 Northwood said Donald and two older broth ers alighted One brother crossed in front of the bus and the other stood at the roadside waiting for it to pass Pacey said he started pulling away not knowing Donald was crossing in front of the bus An inquest was slated Friday Car Hits Train The Davenport men were killed Thursday night when the car in which they were riding collided with a Rock Island switch engine in Davenport Fred J Meder 61 Davenport and Richard G Misner 29 Rock Island driver of the car were injured The Glasgow boy was struck and killed by a car in front of his home in the State University of Iowa married students hous ing area Weaver Case Goes to Trial OSAGE Witnesses were being leard in district court here Friday n the case of the state againsl Francis D Weaver former attor ney at Forest City on a charge of embezzlement The case was being ried before Judge C H Wild Alii son and a jury Weaver is charged with embez Eling from Sophia Tschirki McGregor formerly of Forest City unds which she alleges he fraudu ently converted to his own use Ames Mart Dies After Wright County Crash DES MOINES police hursday reported the death of William L Rouze 75 Ames who injured in a car mishap in Vright County Sunday Rouze ied Tuesday in a Belmond hospi al Manhunt Called in South Minnesota for Jail Escapees FARIBAULT Minn A wide spread manhunt was under way Friday in southern Minnesota for three prisoners who broke out of the county jail here Thursday night after beating a deputy sheriff Deputy Henry 0 Sanders said tie was jumped by the three as he opened a cell door to give an as pirin to one of the trio who feigned a headache Sanders said Darrell Lee 21 Faribault and Arthur Hirdler 21 and Ray Lawton 30 White Bear Lake took his keys after a scuffle locked him in a cell and fled Lawton and Hirdler were being held for grand larceny Lee was serving a 90 day term for drunk enness BANKER DIES JEFFERSON A Mc Donald 82 vice president a Jin the oven irector of the Jefferson State Id Bank died of a heart ailment at a hospital here Thursday AP Wirepholo DUBTJQUES Dubuques tomb is shown on top of the bluff which overlooks the Mississippi at the mouth of the Catfish Creek shown here The tombs loca tion is about a mile south of Dubuque and is the center of a current argument Hope to Settle Dubuque Rift 6 Perish as Rain Continues Two Cities Evacuated DES MOINES hint of compromise was apparenf in the storm controversy over establishing a state park at the Julien Dubuqu gravesite near Dubuque Herman Loft Dubuque whose land surrounding the gravesite the state seeks to acquire reluctantly assured Gov Leo Hoegh Thursdaj By TheAssociated Press Flooding rivers surged through towns and farms in parts of four states Friday in one of the most destructive floods in years in the Southwest At least six persons were dead Four school boys were killed dur ing a thunderstorm at Kingsville when a lightning bolt struck down 42 youngsters A Colorado woman and a boy drowned Rain started again in Texas and more showers were predicted for southern Colorado and northern New Mexico where rain has been falling since Tuesday night Mass evacuation was in progress at two southeast Colorado cities where the state civil defense direc tor declared an emergency Scores of homes and business stores were abandoned to rising waters else where in Colorado Oklahoma and Texas Northeast New Mexico also was hit by torrential rains Cleared Authorities in Colorado estimated at least persons were isolated or have been evacuated An addi ional 300 persons were removed rom their homes in scattered Okla loma communities Despite the destructiveness of the fourday storm it brought the first substantial moisture of the year to oncerich agricultural and ranching areas Texas logged up be would look over proposed for the park The noisy sometimes argumen ative hearing was held before th State Executive Council Lott owns acres The grav s on a five acre tract owned b he city Lott said he would look at th completed plan and see what thi monster is going to look H reviously had said be did no vant to sell the property Definite Action The governor suggested Lot meet with the State Conservation ommission on the matter of com promise and assured the lan iwner of definite action by thi executive Council Monday I admire you Mr Lott fo agreeing to seek a loegh said The recent Legislature appropri ted for the Conserva ion Commission for lakes parks nd projects such as the Julien Du uque proposal Although the bil does not specify any amount for the Dubuque park Rep Andrev G Frommelt DDubtique saic there was an understanding was to be used The land the state wants lies TRIP IS Marilyn Musser 4 thinks a trip to downtown Mason City is necessary during Greater Mason City Days She is getting Boots ready to accompany her as she tours the stores for bargains The special snies event got under way Thursday and continues through Saturday across the access to other proper ty Lott owns and on which there is a quarry The Executive Coun cil has taken steps to condemn the acres First Settler Julien Dubuque has been de scribed as the first white settler west of the Mississippi River J D Reynolds chairman of the Conservation Commission invitee Lott to attend the commissions June 2 meeting at Decorah to see if we can formulate some It was proposed to cut the size of the land condemned to 80 acres This idea was approved by the commission and the large Dubuque delegation here to express them selves Mayor Charles Kinlzinger of Du buque said I think your alternate plan giving Mr Lolt an alternate road would be a fine thing for the City of Frommelt said the people of Du buque nearly to the man and woman are for this park Freeman to Speak at Glenville Meeting Or ville Freeman of Minnesota will speak here at 9 Saturday at a program sponsored by the Free born County Farmers Union The sponsor has asked he governor for a legislative also a report on efforts to end economic barriers to Minnesotas dairy products New School Is Dedicated at Swaledale new Swale dale school building was dedicated lere Thursday on the closing day of the school year with a fitting ad dress by M C Martin Mason City superintendent of the Cerro Gordo to 15 inches of rain and Oklahoma 12 Highways were closed throughout much of the fourstate area as ng streams reached flood stage lounty schools Martin discussed the principles of education and told how they vere linked up with the new bulki ng He said that the real dedica tion of a new building was its use Cooperative Spirit The speaker commended the co operative spirit of the community vhich made the new school possi ble The building was erected at a cost of with an additional expenditure of for equip ment During the full days program here was also the presentation of awards and recognition of the top tudents Music was provided by he Swaledale High School Band under the direction of Ray Mueller Big Features One ofthe big features of the ay was the community picnic and baseball game between junior igh school teams Earlier in the week the 50th an iversary commencement was held with Dr Gordon Rhum of Iowa tate Teachers College Cedar alls addressing the graduates Calvin Rice was valedictorian Jim my Rule salutalorian Bridges were washed out or threat ened Communications were dis rupted At Luffcin Texas a wind torm partially unroofed a super market while 80 persons scurried to afety Flood warnings were issued for the North Canadian and Cimarroa rivers in Oklahoma and for the Canadian River in New Mexico The Canadian knocked out one bridge and closed state Highway 58 Thursday near Springer N M Critical Areas Most critical flood area how ever was in southeast Colorado At Trinidad the Purgatoire Riv er which normally courses at one to two foot depth reached 25 feet and closed four bridges linking the citys northern and southem halves Three homes were swept away by the raging torrents and 10 rail road cars toppled over at the citys inundated Sante Fe railroad yards Ten blocks of property were under water Four miles south of Trinidad the village of Starkville was swamped when Raton Creek overflowed its banks It washed away three homes and the Sacred F e a r t Church To the northeast LaJunta ami Las Animas residents were await ing the Arkansas Rivers crest A dike bounding the Arkansas crumbled late Thursday at La Jun ta and sent up to three feet of wa ter swirling into small industrial buildings and private homes The citys two bridges were closed One resident estimated La Juntans had moved to higher ground Viet Nam OK Withdrawal SAIGON South Viet INam UV rance and Viet Nam have cached agreement on the with rawal of all French forces from ie capital city of Saigon a Viet Sam official announced Friday ight Tran Trung Dung deputy de ense minister in the government Premier Ngo Dinh Diem said etails were being worked out by iem and Gen Paul Ely the rcnch commissioner in Indochina The announcement came on the eels of the disclosure that Ely ranees top man in Indochina ad asked to be relieved of his ost About The Weather Mason City Continued fair Iowa Fair warm FiveDay Iowa Temperatures Fri day night through Wednesday will average slightly above nor mal Normal highs 74 north to 77 south Normal lows 50 north to 54 south Turning cooler Satur day Rising temperature trend Monday and Tuesday Rainfall will average around onetenth of an inch occurring as scattered showers Saturday night Minnesota Fair cooler Globe Gazette L j weather data to 8 a m day Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 29 WARM   

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