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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 26, 1956, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper EdiUd for Horn MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE fApv APfR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NflGHIORS HOME EDITION PICK ud United PreM Full Lease Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 26 1954 Paper ConsUU ot Two 1700 Rescued When Liners C Ul t ft Sinks 4 D M House also must pass on the Sen ales action in eliminating some 16W million dollars for Talos guided missile installations President Eisenhower vetoed the original military construction authorization because it required defense officials to come into agreement with Senate and House Armed Services commit tees before spending any of the funds for the Talos missile or mil itary housing Constitutional Powers He said this was an effort by Congress to take over the consti tutional powers of the executive On public housing the Senate looked to the House to give ground on other features of a bill to continue the governments vast program j The passed the bil only Wednesday after a long stalemate now may either accepl the Senate changes or send the measure to a conference commit tee By a standing vote Uie Senate Wednesday night accepted House fixed limit of units of low rental public housing to be started in the next two years The House had served notice it would not go beyond that figure which was the total the adminis tration had requested Low Income Senate Defies a Veto Housing Bill Is Repassed WASHINGTON iff Defying a presidential veto the Senate Thursday repassed without debate or opposition a bill authorizing more than two billion dollars worth of military construction but tying a congressional string on money for military housing proj ects The measure now goes back to the House for action on the proj vision for a congressional check before the money is spent The ANDREA bORIA LISTING The Italian liner Andrea Doria lists badly to starboard Thursday eight hours after colliding with the Swedish liner Stockholm The accident took place 45 miles south of Nantucket Island off the eastern coast of the U S The Senate had voted previous ly for construction of fed erally subsidized units a year un til a total of had been built for persons in low income brackets plus units of ad ditional public housing units spe cially designed for elderly occu pants These were to have been buiH at a rate of a year for five years with no overall dollar1 limit spelled out Study Revision of State Income Tax DES MOINES The Iowa Tax Study Committee discussed Thursday without decision several proposals to revise the state income tax system The plan considered most was one to bring state regulations into general conformity with federal income tax rules The conclu sion after citation of hypothetical cases was that such a plan would cost a married couple with two or more children less state income than at present For single persons the tax would be more than at present The proposal under discussion would provide for split income between husband and wife al y Hurt Historys Biggest Rescue Ships Hit in Fog Clarion Girl Dies in Cor Truck Crash 21yearold Clar ion girl died Thursday morning in an autotruck collision at a street intersection here She was Betty Jane Kuehn daughter of Mr and Mrs Harry Kuehn Dale Walrod Wright County deputy sheriff said Miss Kuehn a telephone operator was killed instantly when she was thrown from the car driven by her moth er The girl suffered a broken neck Mrs Kuehn was taken to the larion Memorial Hospital where she was reported in satisfactory She suffered multiple was unhurt The accidsnt occurred less than a block from the Kuehn home one suiierca mujtiole Hbruiscs and abrasions and shock billion dollar omnibus housmg Claude Dishman Jr Clairon I bill however the Senate refuseddriver of a stock truck owned bv Th lhe H L Jenkins Truck Ihc bill carries authority forj the whole vast Federal Housing Administration mortgage insur ance program Revised Social Security Bill Passes House WASHINGTON tfi The House passed and sent to the Senate Thursday a compromise social se curity bill allowing qualified wom en to draw retirement benefits at age 62 and disabled workers to receive payments at age 50 Plea of innocent Entered by Hodge SPMNGFIELB 111 UPvOrville E Hodge former Illinois state au ditor pleaded innocent Thursday to charges of embezzlement for gery and confidence game Hodge was accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars by cashing fake slate checks Hodge who has taken full blame for the scandal stood by in lowance of a 10 per cent standard deduction a exemption for husband wife and each child and somewhat higher state rates than exist at present No Decision Sen X T Prentis RMt committee chairman said he an ticipated that the committee would not reach a decision on any of the plans Thursday Prentis said he personally would like to know what the ef fect would be on various taxpay ers of different income brackets whether the plans would get those who are not filing state re t u r a s as they and whether the various plans would yield state revenue equal to the present 24 million dollars a vear evel In the hypothetical cases cov ering a married couple with two children it was shown that if the husband had a a year gross income he would pay a year under the plan discussed whereas he pays now Gross A gross income would make the tax under the pro posal as compared with now A gross would make the tax compared with now Prentis said the committee GOES TO THE BOTTOM The Doria her screws pointing skyward rolls completely over on her side and begins settling to the bottom of the Atlantic Debris litters the water This graphic photo was made by Harr Trask of the Boston Traveler Des Moines Taken Over7 by Marines DES MOINES Marine reserve sergeant and 51 compan ions took over Des Moines for 15 minutes late Wednesday forcing all but one local television and radio station off the air They had no official authorization The reservists who had at tended their weekly meeting Wed nesday night said the purpose of their mission was to blacken the city prior to a simulated A bomb attack They carried dummy rifles and hand grenades with them Reserve officials indicated that no disciplinary action would be taken against the group who kept their plans from officers Led by Don E Plato members of the 20th Rifle Com pany took over the filter center t 24Hour Delay in Signing of NEW STEEL CONTRACT oJlfWTRK T on a new contract ending the ttdayold steel strike was put off at least 24 hours Neither steel nor union spokesmen would go into details of the causes of the delay It was understood however that while general outlines of the new contract have been accepted the negotiators are having trouble putting detailed provisions into contract language Officially the fourman teams from both sides were merely making progress a phrase that has been used to mask details of the discussions since Tuesday However John A Stephans of Steel chief industry negotiator and David J McDonald president of tbe United Steel workers of America have not denied the accuracy of widely circulated reports that threeyear nostrike contract was all but signed of the ground observer corps thej Congress fill tl Postal Rate Hike Bill is Killed WASHINGTON Of A Senate Post Office Subcommittee Thurs day killed the administrations iostal rate increase bill for this About The Weather would renew its discussion of sales tax rates and whether to drop the levy from the present 2V4 per cent back to the former telephone company offices thej and Mason City Partly cloudy through Friday thundershow ers Cooler Friday high 8488 Low Thursday night 6770 owa Partly cloudy through Fri company orrices anaic equipment the water plant and announced the fivemember an emergency unit of the Air Na tional Guard Stations Silenced In addition to these activities the Marines raided KRNTTV and radio WHOTV and radio KWIM radio andKIOA radio stations Broadcasting and telecasting was discontinued for a brief peri od of time Plato said they failed to silence one remaining radio station in Des Moines because the door was locked and the men didnt want to cause any property damage i UQU mt aujlKl UY IT The House acted by voice voteSangamon County Circuit Courl as Judge DeWitt S Crow grantee a motion for permission to with draw the plea any time within the next 30 days and without debate The bill is a compromise of dif fering measures previously passed by the Senate and House It calls for an increase of one half of one per cent in payroll taxes of employers and employes effective Jan 1 1957 The tax is levied on the first of annual earnings It is now two per cent BULLETIN WASHINGTON E Stasscn announced Thurt will launch a poll the Vice President Richard M Nixon and Gov Christian of iv ujc luijuer A two per cent rate but expand it to the cover at least certain services Prentis said he did not expec Thursday on this poin Chairman OHn D Johnston Dj day scattered showers and thunderstorms north and cen tral Cooler Friday in extreme north Low Thursday night mid group had decided unanimously it could not complete hearings on the bill and act on it before ad journment The subcommittee de cided to let the whole problem go over until next year he said The bil proposed an increase from three to four cents for let ter mail It would also boost rates on other classes of mail The House passed the measure 60s north low 70s south Minnesota Cloudy showers GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Thursday Maximum Wednesday 84 Minimum Wednesday night 63 At 8 Thursday 73 Precipitation 07 inch Compromise Foreign Aid Bill Passes WASHINGTON House uickly passed and sent to the Senate Thursday a compromise bill appropriating in new funds for the foreign aid pro gram The bill cleared the House by almost unanimous voice vote Several members complained that the final amounts agreed on by SenateHouse conferees Wed nesday were excessive Rep Gross RIowa said there shouldnt be any new funds as long as the aid program has a carryover from previous appro priations This amounts to 240 million dollars The compromise was ham mered out in conference after the Senate and House disagreed on how much money was needed during the fiscal year which started July 1 to help friendly na tions get on their feet economi cally and militarily The compromise figure is about one billion dollars less than President Eisenhower wanted It represents an almost 5050 split between the original Senate and the House figures It retains a Senate ban against using any of the new money for military aid to Yugoslavia NEW YORK tfflTwo great transAtlantic liners laden with thousands of carefree passengers collided with a rending crash in fog off Massachusetts Wednesday night Italian liner Andrea over and plunged to its doom in the ocean depths at midmorning Thursday But before the luxurious An drea Doria vanished beneath the gentle swells of the relatively calm sea 45 miles south of Nan tucket Island its passengers and crew were snatched to safe ty fay other ships in greatest rescue operation Four Dead At least four persons died as a result of the smash and an unde termined number were injured There was a possibility the toll might go higher Four died later An undeter mined number were injured The disastrous smash occurred AP wirepbotos at p m Wednesday some 200 miles northeast of New York when for some inexplicable rea son the Andrea Doria and the Swedish liner Stockholm crossed paths The Andrea Doria carried mod ern radar equipment which should have enabled it to spot another ship miles away even In the densest fog At p m came the elecS trifying radio message from the Stockholm We have collided with another ship Please stand A few moments later the Stock holm added Badly damaged Full bow crushed Our No 1 hold filled with water Helpif you Then ascertaining the identity of the other vessel the Stockholm told the Andrea Doria Lower your lifeboats We caa pick you Lifeboats Wanted Back came this message We too are bending Impossible to put boats over side Please send lifeboats immediate Other ships in the vicinity in cluding the majestic French liner lie de France began picking up the exchange and raced from all points of the compass with every ounce of power available As they came near the Andrea Dorias veteran skipper Capt Piero Calamai ordered all pas sengers and most of his crew to abandon ship Then began the greatest sea rescue of all eclips ing that when the mammoth Ti tanic went down in 1912 Only 690 were saved from the Titanic Fif teen hundred perished Willard Musser Hurt in Fall From Haymow CHARLES CITY Willard B Musser 72 is in critical condition in the Cedar Valley Hospital here suffering from head injuries re ceived when he fell from the hay mow of a barn He was working on the Fred Thurow farm south of here FOSTER RECLECTEO SPIRIT LAKE UP George foster Ottumwa was reelected Wednesday as chairman of the Iowa Conservation Commission cither MRS ROSENFELD DIES AMES UftMrs Carl Rosenfeld s wife of a prominent Kelley Iowa Aberdeen Angus cattle breeder died Wednesday after a long illness SAME OATE1W5317 mcani feath A squad of 10 men captured Fighter Interceptor Squadron which has been on ai standing alert since July 1 The Marines clambered over a fence and surprised an armed guard in the operations room They in formed the squadron that they were the 20th Special Aggressor Operation Biiko Plato said the noncommis sioned officers of the group planned the maneuver labeled Operation Maj James Bradley the groups immediate superior said the operation was the biggest surprise to me just as it was to everyone else in the town How ever Im pleased with the boys because I understand the oper ation was a complete Asked if he would take any disciplinary action against the men Bradley replied No in act Ill defend them against any one who docs put up a Lifeboats left the converging rescue craft and sped with frantic haste toward the fogwrapped An jdrea Doria Down the dangerously leaning Italian vessels sides on rope lad ders and other devices her pas sengers and crew scrambled Life boat crews gathered them in by ithe dozens then by the hundreds One man was plucked out of the water The epic scene went on through the early morning mists and haze hours were aboard the hovering mercy shipg Some Hope Capt Calamai and a handful of his senior officers and crewmen courageously remained aboard their stricken queen of the Ital ian merchant fleet calling on all their experience in a final effort to save her For a time it appeared there was some hope They managed to start pumps and halt the ever growing angle of list which had reached about 45 degrees But then the great vessels end began to appear certain Under orders from his company not to remain if tbe situation   

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