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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 5, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MAKE EVERY DAY SAFE DRIVING DAY VOL LXM Associated Press and United Press Full Wires Seven Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 5 1956 This Paper Consists of Two No Balanced Budget Put Before Tax Slash State of Union Message to Congress FIRE work to put out the remains of a fire which swept the in terior of the Ray W Whorley home 23 12th SE Most of the house contents were de stroyed or badly damaged by the fire which started in Christmas decorations near a lighted fireplace Firemen called it one of the worst fires in months in Mason City S Judge Throws Out McCarthys CHARGE OF CONTEMPT BOSTON W A federal judge Thursday threw out contempt of Congress charges brought against a witness by Sen Joseph R Mc Carthy ruling that McCarthys Senate Subcommittee on Investiga tions never had authority to investigate anything but the operation government departments United States Judge Bailey Aldrich ruled the presence of Com munists in defense plants could a matter of legitimate congres sional But he said the McCarthy subcommittee in asking former Harvard University research assistant Leon J Kamin 27 questions relating to privately operated defense plants was beyond the scope of its granted Judge Aldrich brushed aside Kamins contention that his constitu tional rights had been violated but acquitted him on the ground Mc Carthys committee was operating beyond its though the defendant did not raise this point when called before the com Kin Held in Slaying of Baxter Farmer NEWTON Warner 31 farmer near Baxter was shot to death Wednesdayevening and his brotherinJaw Robert Price 31 was held here for the slaying Sheriff Ed Scoville reported No charge had been filed Scoville said Price a farm laborer admitted shooting Warner twice with a 410 shotgun but gave no motive except to indicate there were hard feelings between the men Price was arrested at the home of his fatherinlaw Merle Warner eight miles west of Baxter The shooting occurred on Gerald War ners farm five miles northeast of Baxter x The sheriff said questioning of Price and others indicated this se quence of events Price quit his job on the William Fitzgerald farm north of Baxter on Christmas Day He left home and told his wife he was going to Minnesota to hunt work He re turned said he had a job and left again Wednesday evening Price stopped at the Warner farm saw that Warner was in the chicken house and waited When Warner came out he was shot twice Price told Warners wife he was going to the Merle Warner farm 1 and drove off Mrs Warner dragged her husband into the War ner car and drove to Baxter where Warner was pronounced dead on arrival at a physicians place Warner is survived by his widow and one child Price has a wife and two children Chain Store Tax Enforcement Asked DBS MOINES secre tary of the Iowa Retailers Assn told the Tax Study Committee Thursday the state would get considerable amount of new rev enue if it enforced its chain store tax laws Phil Jacobson Mason City said only was collected last year He said the tax ranging from to per chain store unit was not applied on a broad scope Jacobson said many chain stores pay no tax at all He also recom mended nte an increase in the tax Flames Wreck Interior of Whorley Home Yule Decorations Accidentally Ignited A fire which began about 10 Thursday almost completely de stroyed the contents and interior of the Ray W Whorley home 23 WASHINGTON UP President Eisenhower said Thursday the budget will be in balance this fis cal year and next He declared however a tax cut would be justi ciable only if it would not put the government into the red again Eisenhower told Congress the Soil Bank Included in Plans WASHINGTON Eisenhower Thursday said a soil bank plan will be the heart of his imaginative new program to save farmers from declining prices and rising costs Eisenhower said in his State ol the Union message that he also wil ask Congress in a special farm message Monday to approve meas ures to bolster the surplus disposa program step up research anc promote new farm markets Although he did not say so spe cifically he indicated the adminis tration will stand solidly behind the flexible price support program which has come under heavy fire from many farm congressmen of both parties Cash for Reduction Eisenhower did not spell out the details of the new soil bank pro posal But he said it will call fo acreage reserve to reduce sair pluses and a conservative re serve Dennis the Menace Maybe YUMA W A note was thrown out of an automobile as it was driven away from the state inspec tion station here An inspector picked it up It read I am being kidnapt in a blue 53 Buick bearing Iowa licencs Sheriffs deputies highway pa trolmen and FBI agents rolled into action They stopped the car and its startled occupants near Well ton 32 miles east of here In the car were four children their mother and their grandpar ents The family was taken back to the Yuma sheriffs office The children stoutly denied they had written the note FBI agents ordered a handwriting test It betrayed the 12yearold son He admitted it was his work The family resumed its trip to Mesa where the grandparents from Iowa were visiting their daughter and grandchildren The notewriter was in very poor standing License 1716107 was issued by the Cerro County auto li cense department to Mr and Mrs Ralph E Hofer 204 6th Ave Clear Lake Congressional leaders who wer briefed Wednesday said the pro gram involve cash payment to farmefsT who a 12th S E readyallotted acreage on the fou x big surplus corn Firemen were still working on cotton ancrrice the building at tearing r of the not shar to get at the remains of the fire Whorley said the fire began in a large onestory living room on the east of the house Mrs Whorley lighted a fireplace in the room and a Christmas tree and other Christ mas decorations nearby burst into flame from the filled fireplace Flames Spread Flames apparently were pulled into the eightroom main section of the house by draft through the connecting hall Whorley said Mrs Whorley who was the only one in the house turned in the alarm was working in Kem bles Greenhouse a few feet south of the home when the fire began The greenhouse owned by Whorley was not damaged by the fire The exterior walls and roof of the house were left standing after firemen brought the fire under control Only a few articles were carried from the house before fire swept the interior Clothes Burned Not familys clothes were removed from the home and furniture and appliances were de stroyed or badly Antique furniture glass and pot ery ware with which the home vas furnished were included in the oss Old glassware stood cracked and blacked on scorched shelves Fine antique furniture not de stroyed was wet and scorched and upholstery burned Whorley estimated the loss at He continued to carry on operations at the greenhouse while firemen fought the blaze in the burning house Serve Salvation Army workers at noon were serving coffee to firemen who continued the work of snuffing out the last burning embers The house was an old building but was remodeled about 10 years ago according to Whorley The home and its contents are in sured he said The Whorleys three children were in school at the time of the fire Whorley said the family has not made plans as to where they wiU live The Whorleys do have a vacant apartment into which they can move for the time being he said MISTINGUETT DIES PARIS UP Mistinguett 82 French music hall star for half a century whose legs were once among the worlds most famous died Thursday after twoweek illness ing as they should in the genera Eisenhower s a i c They alone of all major group have seen their incomes declin rather than rise They are caugh between two millstones risin production costs arid declinin The President blamed the situa Lion mainly on policies of previou Democratic administration B u steps to solve the problem he said should be above and beyond poli Farm Policy Our national farm policy s vital to the welfare of farm peopl and all of us must not become field for political he de clared Too much is at What is needed he declared i a bipartisan manysided assaul on the stubborn problems of sur pluses prices costs and markets and a steady persistent imagina tive advance in the relationship be tween farmers and their govern Basic to his new program th President said will be a new a tack on the surplus problen through the soil bank plan an measures to strengthen the gov ernments surplus disposal pro gram SENTIMENTAL TYPE LITTLE ROCK Ark WVWilliam Shelton Wednesday waived his right to contest a divorce sought by his wife Peggy Lou but he asked chancery court to force her to give him half of their wedding picture ations outlook is bright with romise even though Soviet lead rs have shown they are not yet illing to create the indispensable onditions for a secure and lasting In his annual State of the Union I e s s a g e Eisenhower declared Russiahas shifted from violence and the threat of violence to re liance on division enticement and To meet the Russian threat the President called among other things for a stepped up foreign aid program and asked Congress to grant limited authority to make longer term commitments for as sistance to such projects to be ful filled from appropriations to be made in future fiscal Eisenhowers legislative program also called for 1 A 25billiondollar program of Continue Red Hunt in Press WASHINGTON Wl The Senate Internal Security Subcommittee called another employe of the New York Times Thursday while dis puting that newspapers contention it has been singled out in the groups current search for subver federal aid to highways such ai Congress failed to approve at the ast session Eisenhower suggested merely an adequate plan of fi nancing rather than insisting on the long term borrowing program which caused the highway plan to bog down last year 2 Farm legislation including a soil bank program as part of a manysided assault on the stubborn problems of surpluses prices costs and The program will be detailed in a special message next week 3 A fiveyear program of fed eral aid to school building This too will be outlined in greater de tail in a later message 4 A twoyear slum clearance program calling for public housing units in each of the two years 5 Creation of a bipartisan com mission to investigate charges that in some localities Negroes are be ing denied the right to vote The President said We are proud of the progress our people have made in the field of civil seems quite the AP Wirephoto TWO MOST ELIGIBLE TO Rainier III of Monaco 32 described as the worlds most eligible bache lor Thursday revealed he has become engaged to Grace Kelly 25 currently riding at the top of the American movie world She is the daughter of John B Kelly wealthy Phila delphia contractor Actress Grace Kelly to Wed Prince Rainier From Our Wire Services sion It Times said in an editorial in Thurs days editions that the Eastland investigation has been aimed with particular emphasis at the New York New York Times denies when no one has accused re plied Sen Eastland the subcommittee chairman The New York Times is not under in Seems Obvious The newspaper said it seemed obvious it had been made a target because of its condemnation of such things as school segregation and McCarthyism and all its works which it declared Eastland and two associates stand for The subcommittee Wednesday resumed public hearings in a series which has centered on the press radio and television East land has maintained that the in rights We must expand this effort on every front We must strive to have every person judged and measured by what he is rath er than by his color race or re 6 Statehood for some thing the President has repeatedly MONTE CARLO Rahiier HI of Monaco Thursday announced his picture Kelly through a palace The prince 32 long considered Europes most eligible royal bach elor is now visiting the United States He met the American star when she was on the French Riviera making a film When the prince left for his visit to the United States all his sub pects fervently hoped he would bring back a bride But at that time the prince was noncommittal to reporters who talked tohim as he boarded the ship Rainier is a Roman Catholic and rules over a milesquare principal ity on the Mediterranean Coast His subjects have been anxious for him to marry because the prin cipality reverts to French the sovereign dies without an heir Monaco has a voting population of about but visitors and French residents swell the popu lation to about There are no personal taxes with the govern ment drawing its revenues from the famous Monte Carlo Casino An official communique issued by the palace said His serene highness Prince Rainier III of Monaco is happy to announce his engagement to Miss Grace Kelly daughter of Mr and Mrs John B Kelly of Phila delphia The news has caused a lively enthusiasm in the principality The official and private buildings have been decorated with flags and M Paul Noghes director of the Cab inet has informed the high au thorities of MissKelly 25yearold Philadel phia beauty who already has grabbed off some of the best roles and highest honors Hollywood has to offer even caught her studio officials by surprise by inviting the Prince home to Philadelphia for the Christmas holidays Miss Kelly is believed to be the first American girl who will occupy a European throne SAME Black flac means traffic detth in pail 24 bourn Policeman Slain by Parolee in Gunplay at Independence INDEPENDENCE An Inde pendence policeman was shot to death as he stood in the sheriffs office here early Thursday A young Illinois parolee was seized in a manhunt and held for the killing Sheriff Emery A Hart of Bu chanan County said Warren Nutter 18 Freeport probably would be charged with first degree murder in the shotgun slaying of Patrolman Harold Pierce 52 Authorities described th e se quence as follows Early Thursday Patrolmen Pierce and Henry Funk stopped a car carrying three boys and two girls They took the five to the Buchanan County sheriffs office for questioning Nutter was given permission to go to a He jumped from a window went to the car and ob tained a 12gauge shotgun He re turned to where Pierce was in an outer office Pierce was felled by a shotgun blast through the heart Nutter seized Pierces pistol Lossed the shotgun into the court house basement and disappeared on foot into the darkness The two girls fled from the outer office but were picked up in an Independence park The other two youths grappled with Patrolman Funk in a rear room of the sheriffs office but he subdued them A dragnet was spread for Nut ter About four hours later Nutter was seized without resistance as he was standing along the highway south of Independence trying to hitchhike a ride Nutter was de scribed as a parolee from a St Charles training school Sheriff Pierce Anderson De corah and his deputy Bob Hites man along with the Vinton police chief and Deputy Vcrnon McClurg of Benlnn County made Ihe arrest It was the second fatal shooting in Buchanan County in two days Early Wednesday Gordon Merritt 32 Walker was fatally shot in Win throp as he sat in his car with his former wife The womans presenl husband Charles Tudor 27 Win throp is held in the case Sheriff Harts deputy identified Nutters four companions as Bob Wright 16 Rockford Dave Jenkins 17 Foreston Betty Zwiefel 16 Freeporl and Joan Saur 16 Rockford III Officers said Wright was on pro bation in Winnebago County 111 and that the shotgun which killec Pierce had been taken fron Wrights father The filling station holdup attrib uted to the quintet occurred at EarlviUc about 30 miles east of Independence The teenagers told officers they left Rockford about 2 p m Wednesday and were driv ing to California quiry is not aimed at newspapers nor at any particular newspaper but rather at seeking out Commu nism wherever it can be found The only witness named in ad vance of Thursdays session was Otto Albertson described as an employe of the New York Times Subcommittee aides declined to say what his job is In a daylong session Wednes day three of the seven witnesses were employes of the Times Three others were former Times em ployes Eastland who has bitterly criti cized the Supreme Courts decision outlawing racial segregation in the schools commented that the Times is not under investigation Bad Mistake Times Reporter Clayton Knowles told the subcommittee he had made the bad mistake of joining the Communist Party in 1937 and quit it sometime in ihe spring of 1939 a little before the mass exodus that followed the HitlerStalin pact After the hearing Eastland said Knowles had made a very fine very fair and very helpful witness and I think he is a credit to his The two other New York Times employes who testified Wednesday were Jerry Zalph a proofreader and Samuel Weissman an employe for 20 years in the editorial index department CORN SALES CLIMB TOKYO is gaining favor with young Japanese movie goers a survey of theater owners showed Previously movie fans had favored dried octupus About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and colderThursday night low 1522 Mostly cloudy and colder Fri day high 2532 Iowa Increasing high cloudiness and warmer Thursday night Partly cloudy and colder north west colder southeast Friday Low Thursday night 2530 north 3035 south Minnesota Cloudy colder Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Thurs day Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 37 15 20 31 25 CLOUDY asked and Congress has refused to approve Eisenhower said he hoped progress toward statehood for Alaska also could be made at this session 7 Revision of the immigration aw so the number of persons ad mitted to this country each year could be based on the 1950 census rather than that of 1920 Eisenhow er also asked amendment of the 1953 Refugee Relief Act so more immigrants can come from Greece and Italy and from the ranks Iron Curtain escapees Balanced Budget In his message delivered to Congress while the President con tinued recuperation in Key West from his heart attack Ei senhower declared I expect the budget to bein balance during the fiscal year end ing June 30 1956 I shall propose abalanced bud get for the next fiscal year end ing June 30 The President said present bur densome taxes should be re duced when we prudently He added however under con ditions of high peacetime prosper ity such as now exist we can never justify going further into debt to give ourselves a tax cut at the expense of our Eisenhower said in present state of our financial af fairs I earnestly believe that a tax cut can be deemed justifiable onlywhen it will not unbalance the budget a budget which makes provision for some reduction even though modest in our national Eisenhower began his message with a review of progress he said had been made in the three years since he took office In summary he said Our country is at peace Our security posture commands re spect A spiritual vigor marks our national life Our economy ap proaching the billion mark is at an unparalleled level of pros perity The national income is more widely and fairly distributed than ever before The number of Americans at work has reached an alltime high As a people wa are achieving even higher stand ards of more pro ducing more consuming more building more and investing mora than ever before Good Times Virtually all sectors of our so ciety are sharing in these good times Our farm families if wa act wisely imaginatively and promptly to strengthen our pres ent farm programs can also look forward to sharing equitably in the prosperity they have helped to create War in Korea ended years ago The collective security sys tem has been powerfully strength ened Our defenses have been re inforced at sharply reduced costs Programs to expand world trado and to harness the atom for the betterment of mankind have been carried forward Our economy has been freed from governmental wage and price controls Inflation has been halted the cost of living stabilized Government spending has been cut by more than 10 billion dollars Nearly three hundred thousand po sitions have been eliminated from Ihe federal payroll TaxCH have i I   

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