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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 14, 1955, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for DIM CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS t HOME EDITION MAKE EVERY DAY SAFE DRIVING DAY VOL LXII Associated Press Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 14 1955 This Paper Consists of Two No 57 Question Mark Posed Over Tax Cut I 1 Hungry to Get Surplus Government OKs Plan WASHINGTON gov ernment Wednesday announced it will give thousands of tons of sur plus grains and other foods to re lief agencies to feed the hungry in other lands Secretary of Agriculture Ezra T Benson announcing the action called it an appropriate step for the nation to take in this period between Thanksgiving and Christ mas Wheat flour corn meal rice dried beans dairy products and cottonseed oil will be included Start Jan 1 Church leaders who had strong ly urged the share our surplusjj jnove called it the answer to our The shipments will start moving abroad about Jan 1 Although the foods will be sup plied free and shipped overseas by the government relief agencies must raise funds from private con tributions to handle the cost of distribution overseas Bcnscn set no limit on the amount of surplus foods to be pro vided by the government He said the amount shipped will depend entirely on how much the relief agencies ask which in turn will depend on how much money they can raise from public contributions to cover their overseas distribution expenses Small Part Since these expenses represent a comparatively small part of the overall cost church leaders esti mated that each dollar of private contributions will make it possible to deliver about worth of food to needy families abroad Religious leaders made the appeal in a meeting with Benson last month They argued that the Agriculture Department had placed too narrow an interpretation on a aw enacted byCongress last year It authorizes free allocation of sur plus farm product to voluntary re lief agencies for distribution to the HEADS British La bor Party Wednesday elected Hugh Gaitskell as its leader This made him a potential prime min ister In balloting by Labor mem bers of Parliament Gaitskell re ceived 157 votes Leftwing Leader Anevirin Bevan got 70 votes and Deputy Leader Herbert Morrison 40 The 49yearold Gaitskell thus succeeded former Prime Min ister Clement Attlee who stepped out as party leader seven days ago and accepted a peerage REALISTIC VIEW MONTREAL construe tion firm Wednesday was reportcc to be making sure its night watch men stay awake by installing tele vision sets in their shacks Tenneson Spends Day Sightseeing Before Trip Home HONG KONG R Tenneson 22 Alden turn coat American soldier Wednes lay spent his first day out of Red shopping and sightseeing Tenneson one of 23 American var prisoners who refused repatri ation after the Korean War re urned from China Tuesday He was to leave Wednesday night by Northwest Airlines for Tokyo and Seattle Tuesday night he visited several night clubs and dance halls and said the experience was disgust Asked if a Christmas homecom ing stirred him in any way Tenne son said Sure it does After all its been about five years I did a bit of Christmas shopping I bought pres each mem ber of my immediate family in eluding my His mother and others in the family will be on hand to greet him when he reaches Minneapolis about 8 a m Friday Air Johns Return BONN Germany lor Konrad Adenauer and his Cabinet Wednesday discussed the sensational return to West Germany of former Intelligence Chief Otto John An Interior Ministry spokes man said John meanwhile was still under interrogation here He said the questioning could last four or five days John is giving information he said There has been nothing revealed so far that would justify the filing of any charges against Nothing of what John was tell ing was announced There was no confirmation of the report by a West German News agency that he had said a West Berlin physician Dr Wolfang Wohlge muth had drugged him and kid naped him from West Berlin Wohlgemuth left West Berlin with John and still is in East Germany Interior Minister Gerhard Schroeder Johns boss when the turncoatheaded the West Ger man counterespionage setup re ported to the Cabinet on Johns surprising return to the West Although authorities maintained silence on Johns questioning and his future official quarters doubt ed that he would be tried for treason The government labeled him a traitor when he defected Now many believe he could not be convicted because of the diffi culty of proving he betrayed any secrets to the Communists RECONSIDER RUSS ASK U N Studies New Course 750 500 250 PREVIOUSLY REPORTED S m EARLY CLOSING DES MOINES UP The Iowa Liquor Control Commission Tues day announced its retail liquor stores throughout the state will close at 6 Christmas Eve and New Years Eve needy abroad Previously the department had released only farm products which were in danger of spoiling in stor age mainly dairy products and cottonseed oil And it had served notice that the availability of dairy products for relief agencies would be sharply curtailed next year be cause surplus stocks were dwin dling Singer Asks Trial on Drunk Charge VAN NUYS Calif Singer Gordon Macrae has pleaded inno cent to a misdemeanor charge of STATE REVEALS Delinquent on Income Taxes By ROBERT HOGAN DES MOINES lowans their state income taxes on the installment plan have failed to make good on their lasthalf payments this year Tax officials said they dont know what the total amount of taxes due from taxpayers represents but said the amounts range from two or three dollars to two to three hundred dollars The tax payments are due in 1955 on 1954 income Secondhalf payments became delinquent Nov 1 The tax commis sion sent out letters early this month notifying delinquent tax payers that if the payments were not made by Dec 15 the cases would be turned over to the legal department for collection About individuals made their original returns this year without making a remittance for the amount of tax due commission officials said but report that about twothirds of these folks now have made settlement Tax payments which become de linquent are subject to a six per cent interest charge plus a fee if a lien is filed by the state and if a distress warrant is then issued another fee is added Next year taxpayers may not use the installment payment plan un less the amount owed the state in income tax is or more Then the total can be split and paid in two installments Did The 25 year olds included Jack McCoy Ottumwa in the 1955 ses sion John Peters Fort Dodge in 1953 Jack Schroeder Davenport n 1951 and Leo Hanna Corning drunk driving and asked a jury trial It was set for Jan 9 Macrae 34 was jailed after be ing involved in a fourcar collision early Tuesday He was released on bail The crash was he told newsmen I dropped a lighted cigarette on the floor of my car and the accident happened when I leaned over to pick it up I had exactly two drinks during the evening which I spent rehears ing for a new night club Dingells Son Wins in Special Election DETROIT ifi Democrat John Dingell Jr swamped Republican Thomas E Brennan in a special election Tuesday to succeed his ate father as representative from Michigans heavily Democratic 15th Congressional District Unofficial final returns from the districts 322 precincts gave 29 yearold Dingell votes to for the 26yearold Republi can attorney Beam a veteran state n 1949 Walter employee and historian advises hat the youngest legislator in the states history was Will King Hub Darcl who served in the House in 1919 King was 21 when elected Number of partpay returns made this year was the highest on rcc orcl A total of taxpayers made their payments under the twoinstallment plan Five years ago the total was just How ever the number of persons filing state returns has jumped too for a total of filed returns this year on 1954 income compared to in 1950 Six Closed Parley legislators three Republi cans and three Democrats got to Farm Home Burns Near Rockwell home on the Albert Bielefeld farm five miles southeast of here burned to the ground Tuesday afternoon The fire which was discovered about was of undetermined origin The Rockwell fire department an swered the call The farm is tenanted by Mr and Irs Emory Van A very He was orking at the time and Mrs Van was away from the farm ith her monthold baby Their ther children are 10 7 and 5 years f age and were in school Some of the furniture was saved r o m the farm home but the lothing was lost Red Touring Twins Head Back Home NEW DELHI Bul ganin and Nikita Khrushchev So viet traveling salesmen of Commu nist cooperation and discord left India Wednesday after a month of warming up the cold war with bitter attacks on the Western na tions They left behind pledges of closer political economic and cultural cooperation between Russia and this key nation of Southern Asia The Russians planned to fly di rect to Tashkent in the south of Soviet Asia to wait out a snow storm raging at Kabul Afghanis tan final stop on their tour through nonCommunist Asia Final Report In a final communique Biilgan in and Indian Prime Minister Neh ru called for unconditional pro hibition of nuclear and nuclear weapons along substantial reduction of tional armaments coupled with ef fective international But in a separate statement to newsmen Bidganin and Khrush chev said the Soviet Union could not disarm unless the other big powers did Until atomic and hydrogen weap ons are banned completely and they declared the Soviet Union is compelled to and in the future will take care to strengthen its defensive capacity and produce atomic and hydrogen Goodby Ovation huge enthusiastic thermo vvith a conven The crowds SAME Itch flif meani hi put Xi gether last week in DCS Moines for a conference Afterwards they refused to tell newsmen what was under discussion and advised that they had pledged one another to temporary secrecy on the subject matter Duane Dewel Algona Republi can floor leader in the Senate dur ing the last session apparently called the meeting Other Rcpub licans in attendance were A C Hanson Inwood speaker of the House and State Rep Clark Me Ncal Bclmond Democrats in eluded Stale Sen Edward J Me Vlanus Keokuk and State Reps Merle Hagedorn Spencer and Scott Swisher Iowa City Young Candidate Lt Donald Kimball Oelwein who has announced for the Fay ette County GOP nomination fo state representative is 22years old If nominated and a 23 Kimball would be one of th youngest legislators in state his tory In the last four legislative ses sions the youngest lawmakers each has been 25 year which greeted the Russians every where on their fourweek tour of India and Burma again were out to give a goodby ovation I am leaving part of my heart behind in said Khrushchev echoing Indian Prime Minister Nehrus statement when he wound up his visit to Russia last June For India the chief concrete re sult of the visit appeared to be an agreement announced in the joint communique to expand trade between the two nations There was nothing said about the many millions in gifts grants or other economic aid which many Indians had expected to materialize WAYNE A McGOWAN Heart Attack Is Fatal to W McGowan Wayne A McGowan 54 native Mason Cityan and vice president and general manager of the Ideal Sand and Gravel died early Wednesday morning at his home of a heart attack He had rccov ered recently after long treatment of tuberculosis He is survived by his wife and son Richard Alan attending the University ents Mr Gowan and two brothers Earl and C B McGowan all of Mason City The Major Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements which are incomplete Mr McGowan was born April 3 1901 at Mason City He attended Membership Problem Is Deadlocked UNITED NATIONS UP Russia Wednesday called for an emergency meeting of the U N Security Council to reconsider the deadlocked membership problem Soviet Delegate Arkady A Sobo lev asked the council president Sir Leslie Monro of New Zealand to call the 11nation body into ses sion at once There was no immediate indica tion whether the Russians had an new proposals Vetoes by Nation alist China and Russia Tuesday killed a package deal which would have admitted 18 new members to the N Word of the Russian move came angry sponsors of theveto Just a Friend Maria Mitchell Club Jimmy and Cathy Mr and Mrs E E Bushnell Mrs ietcr Erlcksun Mason City 1rinting Pressmen Assistants Union No 20 YouGoIGo Club Geneseo Town Mrs Caroline Malek Cerro Gordo County Industrial Un ion Council Friend Osaee wcnticth Century Club fMi ram adles Auxiliary 201 Defense Spending to Rise But George Is Optimistic From Our Wire Services House lead some day posed a big question mark over prospects for cutting taxes next THE DAYS TOTAF S TOTAL TO DATE fi GOAL OF CAMPAIGN CASH STILL NE13DED GIVING DAYS LEFT ONLY fl Your Help Is Needed Why Wait year In sepaiate talks with newsmen Speaker Rayburn and Representatives Martin RMass and Cannon DMo voiced doubts that any substantial tax relief would be forthcoming Senators Byrd DVa and Bridges RNH said a balanced budget is more important than a tax cut Chairman Cooper DTenn of the House Ways and Means Com mittee where tax legislation nor mally1 is originated declined to comment on the tax outlook for next Tells of Pressure Rayburn is boss Democrat in the House Martin is the top Republi can and Cannon heads the Ap propriations Committee In the Senate Byrd is chairman of the Finance Committee and Bridges is senior Republican on the Appropri ations Committee Their pessimism over v tax outlook differed from the attitude as riddled package deal demanded a full airing of the problem in the GOnation General Assembly which previously had called upon the council to act favorably on the package plan Not on Agenda Assembly President Jose Maza of Chile told the Assembly that it would get a chance to debate the problem again before the current session ends later this week He said however he would nqt place it on the agenda until after the council has concluded its efforts to find a solution IN E DAYS in which to rais quite an Thats order of Michigan his and Mrs Grant par Mc Except for the fact that in the 30 years since Christmas Cheer was inaugurated there has been no failure we might be in clined tow ard doubt But thats a comforting background Family Service adminis trator of the fund is proceeding on the assumption that its needs will be met in the program of seeing that there are no Empty Stockings in our community this Christmas Season Doris Bruce and her as sociates are making such commit ments as must be made in advance if the task is to be accomplished Chief U S Delegate Henry Cabot Frflm mlmbcr o schools comc country schools and was grad uated from Mason City High School He was married Jan 1 1925 to Delia M Rudd Mrs Mc Gowan is a past presicient of the Mason City PTA Council He was a member of 1st Congre gational Church Kiawnis Club and the Elks lodge He was a past mas Lodge Jr said he had no objections to the Soviet request I shall renew my appeal to the Soviet Union to accept the he said This was a reference to previous U S appeals to Russia to agree to the admission of all nations in the package except Out er Mongolia In Washington State Department Press Officer Lincoln White de clared that Russia had taken a position that the will of the ma jority be damned when it cast 15 vetoes Tuesday Will of Majority After White denounced lie ve toes a reporter asked whether encouraging reports about solici About The Weather NAason City Fair to partly cloudy through Thursday Colder Wed nesday night with low zero to 5 below Continued cold Thursday high near 15 owa Partly cloudy to cloudy north cloudy south with light snow extreme south Wednesday night Partly cloudy Thursday Colder Low Wednesday night zero extreme north to 8 15 extreme south Minnesota Cloudy cold snow Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Wed nesday Maximum 31 Minimum 4 At 8 5 Prec Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 27 Minimum 17 Lausche Willing to Run as a Favorite Son COLUMBUS Ohio Gov Frank J Lausche of Ohio Wednes day announced his willingness to become favorite son candidate for president at the Democratic national convention in Chicago next August The said in a letter to Rudey E Stapleton Ful ton County Democratic committee chairman who asked permission to run as a delegate pledged to Lausche I will allow my name to be used as the favorite son to whom you and others so disposed will be initially o ter of Harding past high wlljlc th0ught Nationalist China had thwarted the will of the ma jority by its action The reporter said a majority in the was willing to take Outer Mongolia along with four other Communist states in order to get the Soviet Union to accept the long list of priest of Benevolence Royal Arch Chapter past eminent commander of Antioch Commandery and a member of the Shrine He was active in the Red Cross and Community Chest and in 1948 49 was chairman of the Cerro Gordo County Republican central A Suggestion nnHIS is to suggest that JL individuals a or ganizations planning Christmas baskets get in touch with Family Serv ice administrator of the Christmas Cheer Fund for a clearance of names This will protect against both duplication and omission Either call No 161 or drop in at 19 West State Street of Sen George an influen tial member of the Senate Finance Committee He predicted that pres sure for cut will be too great for Congress to i George said earlier this jelieved taxes could be cut from to 3Vfe billion dollars next year Rayburn said he was far from convinced that taxes can be cut n the light of present world condi ions On the contrary he said we may need Rayburn Martin and Catinort linted at the possibility of in reased defense spending next car which would make both a ax cut and a balanced budget dif icult despite record high income They were interviewed after a Vhitc House conference at which resident Eisenhower reportedly alked of a billiondollar boost in defense spending next year Spending to Increase Despite his belief that we are tirther away from war today than we were a year Martin said Defense spending likely will in crease and that well may prevent any tax The increasing cost of weapons and men will push defense spend ing next year about one billion dol lars higher than the present level Congressional leaders who have been briefed on the new defense budget reported that it calls for an outlay of It is expected that defense spending for the current fiscal year will total about Nearly all the increase will go to the Air Force Sources reported that Air Force spending in the coining fiscal year will total 700 mil lion dollar increase over the prcs PARTLY ClOUOY SHOPPING DAYS LEFT Fight TR committee He was an ardent hunter and member of the North Central Iowa Rod and Gun way of reply White recalled that Secretary of Slate Dulles said last week that the United States had advised Nationalist China that it would not veto Outer Mongolia and that Dulles had also said he did not know what action Nationalist China would take There are many While said who seemed to think that Nationalist Chinn is a satellite of the United States PARLEY SET CORNING More than farmers from Iowa Illinois Nebraska Missouri Colorado Kansas and Montana arc expected here Thursday for the first annual meeting of the National Farm Three Youths of Thefts in f IOWA FALLS Three 16yearold Marshalltown boys were arrested a mile south of here on 65 Tuesday and taken to in Wave our Counties seen at Union but outdistanced a car that chased them They slipped past a road block south of here But a motorist told Hodgson he ent fiscal year Most of the addi tional Air Force money will go into juicled missiles and accelerated production of the new B52 inter continental jet bomber and new supersonic fighter planes such as the F104 tations by home rooms and like groups Likewise theres hearten ing news from stores factories and other places where collective giv ing to Christmas Cheer has become almost traditional This latter prompts us to re peat a suggestion If nobody else has started the ball rolling in your group why dont Y 0 U be the somebody needed Your associates will appre ciate it and youll find satisfaction from a good deed But the individual donor is still needed So either bring your tribution to the GlobeGazette busithreecar collision at Bettendorf ness office or mail it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Davenport Woman Is Victim of Accident DAVENPORT UP Mrs G Decker French 64 Davenport died in a hospital here Tuesday of injuries suffered in a Chrittmot J Hardin County jail at Eldora to be questioned about 18 to 20 breakins in four counties Sheriff Paul Hodgson identified the boys as Howard Stanley Jerry Gear and Milton Harrell The sheriff said the boys were believed to have broken into a farm house in Grundy County early Tuesday He said Ihoy were had seen the boys changing a tire on their car and he and Iowa Falls authorities drove to the scene They caught the boys just as they were driving away One of the boys had a 32 caliber revolver Hodgson said He said they will be questioned about brcnkins in Marshall Tama Ifardin and Grundy 101st Division Set to Become Combat Unit WASHINGTON The Army announced Wednesday that the 101st Airborne Division now a training unit will become the third major paralroop combat out fit of the Army This will total Army combat strength by the end of Ihis fiscal year will be 19 a net loss of one from the present strength There are now twonir borne combat divisions the 82m and the nth Dec Authorities said Mrs French attempted to turn onto a side street and her car collided with two olhcrs going in the opposite iiruction The drivers of the other wo cars were hospitalized but are recovering Wholesale Prices of Food Dip to 50 Level NEW YORK food prices as measured by the Dun Bradstreet index are back where they were when the Korean War started Dun Bradstreet reported Wednesday that its index this week stands at the same as on June 20 1950 Last week the index was at and a year ago at   

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