Mason City Globe Gazette, October 27, 1955 : Front Page

Publication: Mason City Globe Gazette October 27, 1955

Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 27, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Ntwspoptr tor fe Horn MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NiWSPAFIR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH I 0 W A N N I I C H I 0 R S HOME EDITION VOL LXII ud UttlUd FitM Full LMM rtB CeaU Ccpy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOIIR Four OM 14 Big Four Open NotTooHopeful Talks TaxFree Groups Examined Tax Officials in Crackdown WASHINGTON HVThe Internal Revenue Service is examining a least the more controversial cases among more than organiza tions it lists as taxfree This was learned Thursday from an informed source in contact with Revenue Service headquarters here Revenue Service officials and their Treasury superiors said they could not discuss the matter at this time However it was learned tax officials are giving increasing con sideration to the question of what yardstick to apply to an organiza tion with possible political interests when it asks for tax exempt status Not Whether this will result in whole sale review of all past exemptions is not yet decided according to available information Meanwhile it also was reported that the Justice Department has told the Treasury it should get au thority from Congress before car rying out a longrumored plan to open to public inspection docu ments filed by organizations to which the Revenue Service grants tax exemption The federal government accords taxfree status to religious educa tional and charitable organizations A person famfliar with the plan said removing the secrecy curtain from tax exemption applications and tax returns of such organiza tions would show their aims back ers and details of their finances The returns this source said would reveal activities of the or ganizations Exempt organizations are in most cases required to ffle returns although they pay no taxes No Comment Treasury officials declined to comment on this report too The Internal Revenue Service re cently revoked taxfree privileges involving two controversial organ American Institute of Pacific Relations and For America The IPR was investigated by the Senate Internal Security Subcom mittee in 195152 Afterward the Senate group said in a report the IPR had been infiltrated by Com munists and that its activities had adversely affected the interests of the United States This was denied by officials of the IPR who describe their or ganization as a nonpartisan insti tution for scholarly research and discussion of far eastern problems No Reason The Revenue Service said Oct 13 it had taken the IPR from its tax exempt rolls The service said the law barred giving any reason for the action The IPR protested the move The service also recently denied contributors to For America the right to deduct such contributions for income tax purposes Ike Working on Message to Congress DENVER Eisen hower began his first work Thursday on the State of the Union message he will submit to Congress in January The President was sitting up in bed when two of his top legis lative aides entered his hospital room for a conference on the legislative program he will ask next year They were retired Maj Gen Wilton B Persons who is in charge of White House liaison with members of the Congress and Kevin McCann the Presi dents chief speech writer The President quite likely wont be back at his White House desk on a fulltime working basis until after the time the annual message goes to the lawmakers But associates said he wanted to get the ball rolling on a pre liminary draft on the document which wfll go to the Congress controlled as last session by Democrats Persons and McCann will re turn to Washington to begin the actual writing of the message after getting the Presidents ideas Aides said it still is too early to tell whether Eisenhower will be able to deliver the lengthy message in person The Presidents recovery has progressed to a point where be now is doing more and more un assisted walking from his bed to an easy chair and back again in bis room at Fitzsimons Army Hospital Eisenhower wfll resume a series af Cabinetlevel confer ences Saturday when he meets at the hospital with Secretary of Agriculture Benson for a discus sion of farm probably the politically hot issue of what to do about failing farm prices On Monday the President will confer with Postmaster Gen eral Summerfield Mason Cityan Hurt in Car Accident Ruth E Balfanz 11 River Heights Drive was injured in an auto mishap at about Thursday when her car ran up over the curb in the 600 block on 4th and into a parked truck She was taken by Snells ambu lance to Park Hospital It was re ported she was suffering from chest injuries and bruises Authorities said they believed the woman must have fainted and lost control of her car The impact broke a denture in her mouth and she was choking on the pieces when Thomas A Pattee 666 4th S E arrived on the scene He ex tracted the broken pieces before the ambulance arrived Godfrey Drops LuAnn Simms From TV Show NEW YORK OW Arthur God frty dropped another of his TV Thursday Lv Ann pctitt tinging star Sht tht 20th mtrnbcr of his cast to go Thm other mtmbtrt includ ing Coproducir Larry Puck firtd 80 Acres of Corn Ruined by Flames A stubborn fire in the cornfield of Arthur Gilbert 1 miles east of here Wednesday burned for more than seven hours before it was brought under con trol Gilbert said the fire started about 7 when he proceeded to burn a cob pDe in the field A stiff wind fanned the blaze and Gilbert was compelled to call the Ventura Volunteer Fire Depart ment Nearly 20 men fought the spread ing fire until it was finally extin guished at about Gilbert estimated the loss on the 80acre tract at between S600 and in cattle feed and said he just completed his corn picking on Tuesday He farms 486 acres In addition to members of the fire department a number of neighbors volunteered their serv ices to bring the fire under con trol At times Gilbert said the thick smoke slowed traffic nearly to a standstill on Highway 18 about a quarter mile from the burning field About The Weather Mason City Cloudy Thursday night few light showers low 48 Cloudy and colder Friday occa sional showers high about 60 Strong northern winds Friday Iowa Showers and colder Thurs day night Cloudy with showers Friday scattered thunderstorms east portion Gusty northwester ly winds Friday Low Thursday night 3645 extreme northwest 48 55 elsewhere Minnesota Cloudy cooler Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Thurs day Maximum 82 Minimum 44 At 8 50 YEAR AGO Maximum 53 RAM Minimum 31 AP Wirepboto DISGUISE a difference a uniform makes Doris Fanning a Philadel phia policewoman at 22 made a pretty convincing girlabouttown in a sweater and slacks left she wore to get an inside line on narcotics users and sellers in citywide raids this week Back in her office she admitted she was plenty scared during the expose but she helped round up more than 100 suspects Philippines Yugoslavia Still Tied in U N Vote Thursday battled more deadlocked UNITED NATIONS UP Philippines and Yugoslavia through three ballots in the race for the United Nations Secur ity Council before Britain forced an adjournment of the voting for 10 days The General Assembly has gone through 12 ballots without filling the third vacancy which will occur in the Security Council Jan 1 Cuba and Australia were elected on the first ballot Oct 14 Thurs days was the third session devoted to seeking to break the deadlock for the third seat The United States pointing out that a trend toward the Philip pines was developing in the voting opposed Britains motion and sug gested that the assembly hold at least three more ballots Thursday The assembly vote for adjourn ment was 2118 with 15 abstentions In its closest approach to elec AP Wlrepboto Cravens 18 Uni versity of Kentucky football play er and his bride of two weeks the former Jane Ayer look at photos sent out in a multistate search for them They eloped from the campus on Oct 12 with out telling anyone and their fam ilies believed them victims of foul play However they turned up at Tucson Ariz Thursday morning Mad at Bank He Wrecks It LOS ANGELES UP A dis gruntled exAir Force pilot Wed nesday killed himself when he ap parently deliberately crashed his small rented plane into the airport bank branch where he was fired as a teller Tuesday The only injured person was the bank official who fired the crash victim Benjamin Fauth He apparently tried to get even with the said A L Wagnon one of the investigating officers tion in the three ballots the Phil ippines leading Yugoslavia each time needed at least six more votes A twothirds majority of countries present and voting is re quired for election and the neces sary margin may change on each ballot To Vitif Tito West Set to Unveil Strategy Expect Russ to Hold Line GENEVA WVRussia and the Vestern Powers opened another listoric and not too hopeful con ierence here Thursday to see whether they can agree upon a tormula for unifying Germany and securing permanent peace in Eu rope Foreign ministers of the Big Four nations settled down to work in the Council Koom of the Palace of Nations at p m Secretary of State John Foster Foreign Secretary Harold HacMillan of Britain and French foreign Minister Antoine Pinay lad agreed beforehand to press lussias V M Molotov to accept erman unity on Western terms They were prepared to confront he Soviet diplomatic chief with a twopart program offering to guar anteeRussia against German ag gression in future if Russia will agree to merge East and West ermany through nationwide free elections The Western ministers are convinced a free German vote be overwhelmingly anti Communist Win Unity Dulles told Molotov that to win German unity the United States is prepared to join in security guar antees which wfll preclude any revival of German Molotov in his opening statement to the conference hit hard on the Soviet theme that what is most im portant now for the peace of Eur ope is creation of a European se curity system In two World wars unleashed by German he said Observers read significance into the Nov suggested by Britain for resuming the voting Secretary of State John Foster Dulles is scheduled to visit Yugo slavias Marshal Tito in the latters country Nov 6 Their discussion might have some effect on the election here In drive for approval of an international atoms for peace con trol agency Indias V K Krishna Menon and Russias V V Kuznet sov threw stumbling blocks in the way of the Western powers by in sisting on provisions the sponsors refused to accept China Membership Kuznetsov made a bid Rail Traffic Transfer to West Upheld CHICAGO Federal Court refused Thursday to interfere with plans to shift some railroad traffic to the West from the Chi cago and North Western Railway to the Milwaukee Road The changeover will be made Sunday Major railroad brotherhoods had asked Judge Julius H Hoff man of District Court to prevent the transfer contending it would take jobs from 700 to workers The Milwaukee Road will take over the ChicagoOmaha haul of Union Pacific streamliners serv ing the West Coast from Chicago For 75 years this leg of the run had been handled by the North Western Judge Hoffman said that in denying the injunction he was aware that the changeover would be a serious blow to the North Western workers who would lose their jobs But that is not the only the judge said If the injunc tion were granted the railroads particularly the Milwaukee Road would suffer a great for place on the projected international atomic agency for Red China de manding that membership should not be restricted to members of the United Nations He also wanted to predicate the Fauth 29 of nearby Inglewood agencys existence on abolition of was killed mstantly in the crashjnucWar weapons and make it sub of the smgleengined Aeroncaiservient to the General Assembly plane into the Bank of Americas International Airport branch Po lice and Civil Aeronautics Admin istration investigators said Fauth apparently turned off the engine and glided the plane directly into the bank Although there were several em ployes and customers in the bank no one was injured except the chief clerk Robert J Work man 37 who fired Fauth The building was heavily damaged Benson Under Fresh Fire as He Cancels Trip to Europe WASHINGTON W Secretary of Agriculture Benson came under resh fire Thursday as he aban doned plans for a European tour in order to work on farm program recommendations to Congress next year Sen Olin D Johnston picturing Benson as unpopular with farmers throughout the coun try said he thinks the Eisenhower administration will dismiss Benson as agriculture secretary next year n an effort to save face with the farmers 1 havent found one farmer in South Carolina who is for five billion dollars a year it would be better to return to the Demo cratic sponsored high price sup port system than let farmers go under as he said is happening to them now Benson announced after a White House conference Wednesday that he will remain in Washington next month to direct the continuing preparation of recommendations to Congress designed to strength en improve and refine the present agricultural Vice President Nixon was under stood to have been at the White House at the same time as Ben the senator added in an interview son leading to speculation that A member of the Senate AgriculNixon had a hand in Bensons ure Committee he has long critichange of plans Benson had said cized Benson and the administra tions flexible price support pro gram for farm goods Johnston said that even If it cost less than two weeks ago he still expected to go on a European tour next month in an effort to promote U S farm exports and the Security Council where Russia holds the veto Krishna Menon insisted that the atomic resolution should call for the conference to be convened on establishment of the final to eliminate even an inference that the 84 countries would have noth ing to do but approve the work of the 12 sponsoring powers New Wrinkle to Bread Price War BURLINGTON new wrinkle was added to the bread price war here Thursday Some stores were giving away loaves of bread while another store advertised it would redeem its competitors free bread at the regular retail price Another store continued to give customers five cents with each loaf of free bread Persons close to t h e situation saw no early surrender in the bat tle which began last weekend SAME DATE19S4513 Rlirk flat airini M kntt III W Beck Jr Buys Paper at Clear Lake CLEAR Clear Lake MirrorReporter owned and pub lished by B Dayton Merriman for the past 10 years was sold this week to W E Beck Jr Beck pub lisher of the semiweekly Whiteside Sentinel at Morrison takes possession Saturday Beck has been in the newspaper business at Morrison since 1945 His paper took the Loomis Trophy as the outstanding newspaper in the nations of Europe have endured j 1949 in its class and won 18 awards untold suffering and destruction in Illinois Press Assn competition which have not yet been made There appeared to be no pros pect of a compromise here be tween the Western and Soviet ap proaches to the German problem Piiuy Chairman The conference which began here Thursday is an outgrowth of the Geneva summit meeting in Julj when heads of the four govern ments spent a week of cordial but highly generalized talk about Ger many and other world problems It is also a continuation of nego tiations carried on at a foreign ministers meeting on Germany at Berlin in JanuaryFebruary 1954 Pinay whose government at Paris is threatened with dissolu tion Friday because of internal French problems was chairman for the No Shift in Cost of Pork Consumers Await Drop By JIM OWENS Sagging hog prices have upset the farmers and brought govern ment concern and action But average shopper is a little be wildered Is the slump going to be reflected in butchers if so when In the last year farmers selling logs in the Mason City area have the price for each hundred pounds of live pig decline from Oct 27 1954 to Thurs day In the same period the Ma son City consumer saw little or no decline in the price of pork in local tores Grocery advertisements for Thursday and the same day last ear show the following average prices pork cutlets 39 cents a round both years sausage from 35 to 49 cents a pound generally ower this year pork roast 30 to 45 cents a pound also somewhat cheaper this year and lard dropping from around 19 to 15 cents a pound These advertised prices probably tend to represent sale values and may be slightly below normal day today prices Consumers impatient for onthe shelf pork prices to follow declin ing onthehoof payments to farm ers may get some satisfaction from the figures for 1947 That year saw the highest October hog irices since the end of wartime price controls No hogs were sold in Mason City on Oct 27 that year but the fol lowing days top hog price was 24 a hundred pounds The market at the time was in what was des cribed as a slight slump and by the end of the week top grades were up to While the price to farmers hai been cut in half from those lush marketing days the price of pork products to consumers also has dropped a good deal although not quite as much percentagewise Todays 15 cent pound of lard cost 30 cents in that October eight years ago Pork cutlets which have iung around 39 cents a pound the last two years were priced at 49 centsapound in 1947 Prices on pork roast and other pork cuts also dropped about 10 cents a pound ia the eightyear period Actually until the recent drop in hog prices the decline has been fairly steady since 1947 with slight drop in fall sales in 1952 and J HEAD LAKE G Anderson editor of the Whiteside Sentinel at Morrison looks over a copy of the Clear Lake MirrorReporter sold this week to W E Beck Morrison 111 Anderson becomes the new Beck who is also publisherown er of the Beacon at Spirit Lake will move his family to Spirit Lake in the near future The Clear Lake MirrorReporter will be operated by John G Ander son manager and editor and Dav id Norman advertising manager both of Morrison Anderson a grad uate of the University of Iowa journalism school and Norman plan to move to Clear Lake in the near future Merriman came to Clear Lake from Wisconsin purchasing the Clear Lake Reporter from J C Davenport in 1945 In 1951 he bought the Clear Lake Mirror from T J Farnan and operated the two newspapers until Jan when the two weeklies were combined alairiy sharp rise in The Merriman is undecided as to slump which has forth protest from farmers came on quickly The price has dropped since the first of the month Exactly two months ago 100 pounds of pork on the hoof brought in the Mason City market 9Month Plan Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson Monday announced an estimated ninemonth plan for gov ernment purchase of pork and lard Whether the million worth of pork products to be taken off the market by the government will help the farmers greatly remains to seen Benson himself said price sup ports for pork will always be The present drop in hog prices being laid to overproduction by farmers Pigs farorwed this year are expected to reach 101 million head an allpeacetime high An alltime high production of nearly 95V2 million head at the first of the added pressure to the hog sales problem When hog prices recently dropped below a hundred pounds in midwest markets the farmer turned to the government Recommenda tions for Bensons action were made by the hog and pork industry advisory committee in Washington Farmers groups in general re flected the agricultural unrest set off by the sinking pork prices The shopper who watches hog prices fall with no sign of a lowered cost in pork cutlets does not find it as easy as the farmer to 0 T j J M loolt for products mova editormanager of the Clear Lake weekly and David Nor swiftiy from tnc farmers market man also of Morrison becomes advertising man ager B Dayton Merriman Clear Lake publisher gives possession Saturday to the table but rearranging of prices up and down the line taken time It is not likely that ;

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Publication: Mason City Globe Gazette

Location: Mason City, Iowa

Issue Date: October 27, 1955

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