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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 5, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THAT MAII A L U NORTH OWANJ H 0 R HOME EDITION and United Prew Full Wires a copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5 Wo Likelihood of Tax on Services ThU Paper Consists of Four By DWIGHT McCORMACK DBS MOINES UP The possi bility of the 1957 Legislature ex tending the state sales tax to serv ices appears pretty dim as o now Those who will serve in th r The World Around Us Housing Is Needed in Wellington Number 16 EDITORS NOTE It will be around the world in 80 days for our editor unless unrest in cer tain areas precludes air travel This is one in a series of ports on his experiences and ob By W EARL HALL IITELLINGTON New Zealand The things they say abou the rival city of are not true Its far from the untidy back woods hamlet painted by our driver just before we boarded a New Zealand National Airlines plane for the 200 mile flight from Auckland to this capital city After two days of exposure to the place Im ready to list it i a m on g the most beautiful j capitals of the worid Its down town section is I both sizable and Iw e 11 ordered and its terraced mountain sides I offer a spectac I ular view of the I island do tted W EARL HALL harbor for the thousands whose homes are perched there Our aerial trip was half over coastal waters along the shoe string North Island of New Zea land half over volcanic moun tains so heavily carpeted with giant pines that one in a plane cant even see through to the ground Its green and more green Only in the open country is there any real color contrast Heavy Stress Wellington is breaking out at the seams More houses are its greatest need even though in the past five years whole new resi dential additions have been carved out of the bush The So cialist in the hands of the right put heavy stress on building homes for those with largest families But the demand has outrun the supply by long odds In the wholesale and industrial sections of the city one encount ers numerous American names Perhaps more than in any other member of the British Common wealth the doors have been left open here to our industry There is an unmistakable friendliness toward the United States born in part at least from the large number of Americans stationed here during the war Tram Cars Noisy little tram cars vie with motor vehicles on the nottoo wide streets of downtown Welling ton Theyre real fun to ride One of my most pleasant experiences was riding a cable car to the summit of a mountain overlook ing the business district to watch a spectacular fountain spouting its water high into the air while ingeniously arranged lights add an impressive color element to the phenomenon From 10 miles away the fountain has the ap pearance of an open hearth steel furnace lighting up the night skies One black mark against Wel lington is an airport 34 miles from the city A full hour is re quired for the trip when traffic is heavy But the situation is be ing remedied with a facility al most within sight of downtown with runways long enough to ac commodate the largest commer cial carriers even jet planes Sports Events Nothing stirs the pride of a Wellington resident more than the citys recreational facilities There are large open places for cricket I saw my first game soccer rugby tennis and Softball But most popular of all are the botanical gardens and the zoo At the latter I had my first closeup contact with the famous kiwi bird which like our whooping crane is threatened with extinc tion It mustnt New Zea ianders announce in chorus next regular session which will convene Jan 14 have indicated a sizable number prefer to lei the sales tax rate return to 2 per cent But a considerable num ber have expressed favor for re taining the present per cent rate This is the outlook for the pres ent based on answers by the legislators to the biennial preses sion survey conducted by the Associated Press The sales tax matter was one ofmany subjects taken up with the lawmakers The sales tax and particularly the possibility of extending the levy to cover most services was a prime issue in the November general election campaign Both Herschel Love less the first Democrat chosen to be Iowas chief executive in 20 years and Republican Gov Leo Hoegh who sought a second term opposed in the campaign both a service tax and retaining the per cent sales tax They said they wanted to go back to 2 per cent Several Proposals The Iowa Tax Study Commit tee which recently made its recommendations for equalizing the states tax structure offer without recommendation several proposals for gaining more rev enue if necessary One was to extend the sales tax to services Another was to add another per cent to the sales ax to make the total 3 per and earmark one per cent for ed ucation A few of the legislators ex pressed approval of the educa ional sales tax plan The sales tax rate will revert o 2 per cent next July 1 unless he 1957 Legislature reenacts the half per cent increase 43 Opposed One of the questions the law makers were asked in the AP sur vey was Would you support ex panding the sales tax to services or would you prefer to continue he sales tax at per cent or et it return to 2 per Of the 62 legislators who have cooperated in the survey thus ar 43 said they would oppose a sales tax on services Only 4 said would support such a plan Thirty said they would prefer he rate go back to 2 per cent and only 6 said As to retaining the per cent 24 opposed it and 11 ap proved A considerable number of the 2 legislators were rumcommittal n all three subjects From their omments it was clear that they vanted more time to study the matter PLANS TRIP AP iVirephoto U N Under secretary Philippe deSeynes Frenchman tells newsmen out side U headquarters about tentative plans for his depart ure Sunday for Budapest Hun gary He would represent U N Secretary Dag Hammar skjold in the Hungarian capital until the latters expected ar rival a week later Approval of Hungary for the visit by the two U N representatives is expected momentarily Allies Launch Egypt Pullout PORT SAID Egypt vast rmada of shipping converged on ort Said Wednesday and a peedup in activity suggested British and French forces were ireparing to disappear from gypt even quicker than the two or three weeks predicted or their withdrawal As the cloudy day broke over gypt a line of ships stretching rom Port Said to the distant arbor already was moving out he crowded harbor indicated hat shipping already was on land to take away most of the ccupation troops The best estimate in Port Said vas that the two to three eeks withdrawal estimate had een announced mainly to avert ny premature demonstrations y local Egyptians and that Part aid would wake one morning oon to find the last of the Britsh nd French troops suddenly gone Laborites in Clash With Eden Group LONDON Iff The Eden gov eminent challenged its Labor ite opposition Wednesday to dis put that British action in the Middle East stopped war from spreading there The challenge voiced by For eign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd drew a quick rejoinder from Aneurin Bevan the Labor Partys foreign policy spokes man On the contrary the gov ernment connived at the Bevan declared The clash came in rhe midst of a House of Commons de bate in which the future of Prime Minister Edens govern ment was at stake The Labor opposition is demanding his downfall Even some in Edens Conservative Party are oppos ing him because of his policy in the Suez crisis Lloyd charged Bevan with be ing clever and refusing fo answer his challenge Lloyd said It is quite plain that the opposition are not prepared to face up to the question I have put because they know quife well in their hearts that what stated is Lloyd argued that because of the invasion the magnitude of the Soviet penetration of Egypt has been Lloyd denied that Britain col laborated with Israel in the in vasion but admitted it is true that we were well aware of the possibility of NONFARM JOBS DIP DES MOINES UP Non arm employment in Iowa in Oc ober totaled a drop of from record set in Sep ember the Iowa Employment Security Commission said Wed nesday Segregationalist TroubleMakers Sought Mass Arrests Promi Budapest U n rest Remains BUDAPEST UP AntiCornmu nist demonstrations flared acros Budapest Wednesday The atmosphere s e e m e c charged as it was at the heigh of the revolution callec for a new general strike Thurs day Oral demands were heard again for a national Riflebearing Hungarian police acting under Russian orders iroke up a mass demonstration n front of the U S Embassy Russian tanks were moved up to nip a similar gathering before the British legation Second Day Women assembled in the streets For the second consecutive day to mourn the dead in the October November uprising Hungarian writers issued E proclamation stating We have o declare with an aching heart hat the Soviet government made historical mistake by suppres sing the Hungarian revolution vith bloodshed The lime wil come when this power which has blundered The police used their rifle butts n an assault on a crowd of about women and vho had gathered before the em bassy shouting Down with the AVH secre1 jolice No more deporta tions Down with the gov jrnment American officials estimated a least two truckloads of the dem onstrators were carted off by th police Witnesses said some wer children Several Hungarian were seen to fall to the ground The Russians moved more anks and armored cars into the ity as a precaution but ordered lungarian soldiers and police to andle the job of dispersing he vomen Stack Wreaths Most of the demonstration was rderly It involved about vomen made up of groups of bout 200 each Tuesday about demonstrated and one voman was wounded by gunfire fter an altercation with a Soviet fficer The women again marched with ouquets flags and black wreaths of Wednesdays was P e t o e f i f mourning The center emonstration quare on a bank of the Danube i the ecnter of town where lere is a monument to the Hun arian poet of the 1848 Revolu ion Sandor Petoefi School Still Is Closed area participate each year Purpose of the fund Is to make certain that Hungarian Farmer Pleads in Vain for Wife fo Join Him in America By THOMAS WEYR SCHUETZEN Austria UP A young Hungarian fanner stood n the nomansland of the Austro Hungarian frontier and leaded in vain for his wife and Jiildren to join him in seeking a new life in America The farmer was Ignoc Habet er 30 He enacted the onehour domestic drama with his wife Maria within earshot of Hun garian border guards standing by with their gurts at the ready and in view of passing Soviet soldiers Habetler begged his wife to ac company him to New York In the end Maria turned back to Hungary with tears in hoi eyes She said she feared even shattered Hungary would be a SAME President to Tour Areas Hit by Drought AUGUSTA Ga ff President Eisenhower will tour drought areas of the Midwest and South west in midJanuary Eisenhowers vacation head quarters said there has been no decision yet on the specific states to be visited But White House Press Secretary James C Hag erty listed among areas hardest hit by drought problems New Mexico southern Colorado south ern Kansas Missouri Oklahoma Texas and Arizona Cold Wave Moves Into Iowa Rain Snow to Follow Arctic air which had been trapped to the north of Iowa be gan moving into the state Wed nesday accompanied by drizzle freezing rain and some snow The Weather Bureau said the colder air would overspread all of Iowa by nightfall Wednesday Cold wave conditions were pre dicted for northern Iowa by Thursday morning with lows ranging from 10 above north to the mid20s in southern Iowa Light snow was reported in parts of northwest Iowa early Wednesday and there were scat tered showers in the southeast High readings Wednesday after noon were expected to be about 15 degrees below Tuesday highs which ranged from 46 at Mason City to 66 at Burlington and Dav enport The 66 at Burlington was a new alltime high for Dec 4 better place to live than York if war comes New If war breaks out it will be worse in America than she laid Habetler fled across the border one dark night two weeks ago NATION GOES BEGGING AGAIN Britons Shuddering at Cost of Invasion leaving his wife and two children behind in the oneroom shack they called home He returned to the Austrian border post Tuesday afternoon and asked for help in getting word to Maria to join him He had received a letter from s sister Anna Grubpr New York containing money and the promise of financial aid to bring the Habetler family to New York Hungarian speaking Austrian border guards hailed a horse drawn cart on the other side of the Iron Curtain and asked the driver to tell Mrs Habetler Soon afterward the Austrian guards a woman running across the flat fields toward the large Austrian flag marking the safest Dorder crossing Habetler pleaded with her to bring the children to the border so they could leave for the United States She refused During their argument two Hungarian soldiers dressed in k h a k h i topcoats walked up Habetler tossed a cigarette r All About The Weather Mason City Occasional freezing drizzle or light snow ending Wednesday night Much colder Wednesday night reaching cold wave conditions low 58 Con tinued cold Thursday high 22 25 Iowa Snow ending northeast r VIV 1ICIIJ treezing drizzle extreme south The Red soldiers were not the officials of Anderson Wednesday night Freezing however and HabetleriCounty or or drizzle extreme south over two more lighters Clement sent state troopers and FROM OCR WIRE SERVICES CLINTON Tenn The was set here Wednesday for a I mass federal roundup of tionalist troublemakers The FBI was said to have plans for the arrest of as many as 18 persons by nightfall These per sons are suspected of having taken part in the organized molestation of negro students and of having tried to intimidate their parents U S District Court Judge Rob iert L Taylor said he will decida whether to issue contempt of court warrants for persons ac cused of taking part in violence which caused the Clinton High School to close indefinitely Tues day A Baptist minister a white man was beaten after he escort ed six Negro students to chool past a jeering crowd In de the school a teacher was ostled by one of two youths who ppeared at her classroom door nd asked Wheres the ers Explosion Heard An explosion shook the Negro section of Oliver Springs six miles west of here Tuesday night No injuries and little dam age were reported The explosive apparently tossed from a moving car exploded in the yard of Ar vil Hall 49 a Negro house paint er In the midst of this racial tur moil Clinton residents turned out in record numbers Tuesday to vote 41 against prosegregation candidates ia a municipal tion Former Mayor T L Seeber re eived votes to 343 for ames C C Meredith who had he backing of the White ouncil Seeber told newsmen he pre fers separate but equal school facilities but that doesnt change the fact that the recent decision of the courts provide He said he was go ing to abide by the law and ex pects everyone else Two alderman candidates sup ported by the Citizens Council also were defeated In answer to a demand for help Atty Gen Herbert Brownell wired the Anderson County School Board Tuesday night that federal agents would investigate the Clin ton situation and prosecute those responsible for willful violation of court He told the board however that the primary responsibility for keeping law and order upon state and local authorities lighter across the ditch The light er is worth more in Hungary than a weeks pay for a soldier No Request Frank Clement agreed privatej with view and said I had no official request for help ing drizzle or snow central and north Thursday Much colder Wednesday night reaching cold wave conditions northern bor der Colder southeast Thursday Low Wednesday night north 1826 south FiveDay Iowa Temperatures Thursday through Monday will average near 8 degres below normal with lowest tempera tures beginning of period and and a harmonica on a promise they would help escape At last Habetler shouted to his wife If you dont come Ill go national guardsmen into Clinton Labor Day weekend after admis sion of 12 Negro pupils among 800 whites at Clinton High led to a to America anyway I dont disorders LONDON Britons faced up with a shudder Wednesday to the bill for the inyasion of Egypt The countrys morale was hitsquarely by fears of mounting inflation unemployment wage strikes higher taxes and crippling fuel shortages Another bitter pill to many was the thought that the nation had once more gone begging for help from the United States widley blamed here for Britains emptyhanded withdrawal from the Suez Canal Zone The House of Commons continued the big postmortem on the Egyptian military adventure with the start of a twoday foreign policy debate due to reach a climax Thursday night when the Conservative government asks for a vote of confidence But the political furor was all but drowned in a chorus of groans from the man in the street as his immediate future struck home A quick rise in the cost of living was accepted on all sides as inevitable On With The Job was the headline in the masscircula tion Daily Mirror even though it opposes the Conservative govern ment The time has come for a massive united The British people had read headlines like that before during the dark days of World War II for thev just shuddered The Daily Telegraph the Daily Sketch and the Daily Mail all Conservative government supporters expressed regret that in its need to conserve dollars Britain had asked Canada and the United States to waive the in interest payments due them Dec 31 Better to tighten our asserted the Sketch We have no sympathy with the unthinking antiAmericanism that is so prevalent today But after the heavily strained rela tions of the last few weeks the time is wrong for such a request It will be interpreted as a confession of weakness It will not improve our standing in the vital negotiations that lie ahead Chancellor of the Exchequer Harold MacMillan hinted in the House of Commons Tuesday he would have to increase the in come lax in his budget next April The talk around London was that he was thinking in terms of a five per cent increase 1018ito go back to Judge Taylor who had ordered She wept as she turned Negroes admitted last Janu ary issued a permanent injuries I tion in September prohibiting a ny lOWO Youth Killed in ibody from domS anything which might tend to cause interference with peaceful integration of school Minnesota Accident south Precipitation will aver age from around 20 in the northwest to in the south and east occurring intermit tently throughout period Pre cipitation will occur as snow northern portion and freezing rain and snow southern sec tions with most significant amounts Friday and again about Sunday Minnesota Very cold snow GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 46 Minimum Tuesday night 32 At 8 Wednesday 32 YEAR AGO Maximum 16 Minimum o night in a nine miles north of here in Minnesota i Young Elser died at a Lake field hospital about an I hour after the accident Reportedj in good condition were three companions Ronald Johnson 19 and Larry Mumm 17 both of Lake Park and Carol Johnson 14 of Sioux Valley Minn All jwere thrown from the car PATROLMAN INJURED IOWA CITY Highway Patrolman J A Bertramsen suf fered a fractured arm and cuts and hniises Tuesday night when the patrol car he was driving hit the rear of a semitrailer truck MEAT OUTPUT UP DES MOINES UP Commer cial meat production in Iowa in October set a monthly record of pounds the Iowa Crop and Livestock Reporting Service isaid Tuesday TO CHRISTMAS
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