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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 16, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL N ORTH IOWAN5 NEIGHBOR S HOME EDITION VOL LXIH Associated Pleas and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 16 1957 JThJs Paper Consists ot Two Eisenhower Submits Record Budget Would Veto Bill to Continue 21 Sales Tax Loveless Says World Around Us Future of Singapore Is Clouded Number 51 By W EARL HALL DES MOINES Ml Herschel Loveless said Wednes day that he will veto any bi passed by this Legislature to con tinue the half per cent sales tax increase enacted in 1955 as a two year measure The state sales tax rate was in creased from 2 per cent to 2VJ pe cent in 1955 but the half per cen increase will expire June 30 if th present Legislature does not pas an act continuing it Such an ac would be subject to veto Immediate Repeal His statement came on th only thing I know of thats more complex than this areas present is its future Those in best position to talk about the matter Ive the ones leas fixed in their opinions Theres gener al agreement that the people of Singapore have been af fected by the worldwide trend toward indepen dence or may is a somewhat more accurate word But theres no meeting of minds on how this fact is going to express it self Foremost of the complicating factors is the unbelievably wide assortment of races creeds and ideologies to be found in this crossroads of the Orient There are tensions and dislikes which take priority over this desire for national independence to which I have referred Tiny Island Of the two million people sar dined on this tiny island roughly 70 per cent are of Chinese ex tractions But they arent the same kind of Chinese in Ian W Earl Hal be nationalism Chinese dialects are spoken here The really big rift however centers about Communism Its stated on rather good authority that for every two followers of Chiang Kaishek among the Sing apore Chinese there is one follow er of Mao Tsetung No Unity Clearly there is no unity among the Chinese plurality and there is unity among the other 30 per cent of the Singapore population Malayans Moslem Indians Bud dhist Indians and Europeans on only OHC question They wouldnt welcome Chinese domination Here as in all of Indonesia there is a pronounced lack of enthus iasm for the Chinese Their gen ius for banking and merchandis ing is resented AH of this to an obvious need for an umpire That is pre cisely the role Great Britain has been playing here for a century and a half Therein lies the one greatest likelihood that Singapore will retain a colonial status or its equivalent as long as any part of the vast territory which once went to make up the British Empire 100 Religions In Singapore there are 100 dif ferent religions with from one to a half dozen churches each Curiously enough the Christian faith has the largest following because a majority of the Chinese residents have been drawn to it Methodist and Seventh Day Ad ventist churches seem most num erous Johove the rubberproducing Malay state to the north is al most 100 per cent Moslem Its Sultan Abraham I is 83 years old He spends two years in Lon don one in Johore His children consist of a 51yearold son who may or may not succeed him and a sixyearold daughter born to the last of his four wives My visit to the Sultans mosque in Bahru yesterday took me back in memory to the famous Blue Mosque in Istanbul five years ago There were the same urns for ablutions before worship the same incense burners the same elevated altar for the high priest One difference Turks face east Johores Moslems face west Mecca lies almost squarely be tween them on heels of a series of sales tax de velopments in the Legislature Tuesday Republican Gov Le Hoegh whose term expires Thurs day recommended immediate re peal of the half per cent increas in his final message to the Legis lature This message Tuesday after noon was followed immediatelj by House and Senate Republican caucuses which rejected the recommendation for immediat repeal Leaders said that whether the sales tax increase can permitted to die June 30 or wil have to be continued depend upon the amount of money which this session appropriates for eacl of the next two years Justify Veto Financial estimates by Hoegh that the sales tax increase is no required for state financing might be used by Loveless to justify a veto if the Legislature tries to continue the increase The Democrats with 10 out of 50 votes in the Senate and 36 ou of 108 in the do not have enough strength to block the sales tax increase in the first place or prevent it being passed over a veto in the second Republican legislative leaders indicated following the Tuesday afternoon caucuses however that hey do not look with favor on Hoeghs proposal that the addi repealed Alan Vest RSac Senate pro tern said whether the ZVz per cent sales tax has served its purpose may or may not be substantiated by the budget to be set up during the session If the incoming governors rec ommendations call for equal or greater appropriations the money will have to come from Senate GOP floor leader D C Nolan of Iowa City told reporters Tuesday after the senators cau cuses that no hasty action on repeal will be We dont think it can be done at this added House Re publican floor leader Robert Car son Independence some The Weather Mason City Rather cloudy and windy with some light snow through Thursday not so cold Low Wednesday night near 5 below High Thursday 1520 Iowa Clear to partly cloudy through Thursday Not quite so cold Wednesday night low 5 below zero to 5 above east 510 above west Rising tempera tures Thursday FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 15 to 20 degrees below normal Thursday through next Monday Continued cold throughout the period except for slight moderating trend Thurs day and Friday Normal highs lower 20s north to lower 30s south Normal lows 2 to 5 north to near 13 above south Precip itation will average onetenth of an inch or less occurring as intermittent light snow Minnesota Moderating tempera tures through Thursday with light snow Wednesday night Partly cloudy with snow flur ries Thursday Low Wednesday 5 below to 5 above High Thurs day 1020 north 1525 south GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 Wednesday Maximum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday night At 8 Wednesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum SNOWY ARRIVAL William A Blakley Eisenhower Democrat appointed to the unexpired Sen ate term of Price Daniel is greeted at Washington by Sen Lyndon Johnson Senate majority leader In background are their wives Republicans had hoped that Blakley would vote with them in organizing the Senate and thereby creating a 4848 deadlock but Blakley told reporters he would stick with the Demo crats in that one respect at least Some Relief From Cold Spell Promised by Weatherman Although promising some re lief from the bitter cold on Thursday and Friday the Wea ther Bureau predicted tempera tures during the next five days would average 15 to 20 degrees below normal The mercury dropped below zero in all sections of the state Wednesday as lows ranged from 7 below zero at Des Moines to 14 below at Spencer Mason has 12 Lows of 5 below to 10 above were expected Wednes day night Highs of 10 to 20 above were predicted for Thursday and readings were expected to be mostly in the 20s Friday after noon The cold weather the bureau explained is coming from a large mass of arctic air over western Canada that has been dividing and sending some of its subzero air southward The cold air mass was wedged over southwest Canada Wednes day and milder air with tem peratures in the 20s in northern Saskatchewan was coming around this cold front How ever the AVeather Bureau warned there was a lot of cold air left in southwest Canada and it was expected to move southward later HARKEMA IS VICTIM Dows Man Killed in Klemme Accident KLEMME John Harkema 52 Dows was killed when his ivestock truck plowed into the rear of a stalled semitrailer truck n Highway 69 2Vi miles south of Klemme at about 1230 am Aednesday Authorities said an air line on a truck driven by Larry Hanson 7 Klemme broke locking the brakes and forcing him to stop on he highway in front of Harkema Before he had time to put out lares Harkema rammed into the trailer Harkemas vision was blocked by a truck in front of him That ruck swerved around Hansons stalled vehicle The first truck was riven by James Groom Rowan who had been traveling in a cara an with Harkema They eturning from Albert Lea The victim was thrown out of his truck to the pavement He uffcred a broken neck and was tilled instantly Shelled Corn The Hanson vehicle which was 6 12 12 12 3 arrying a load of shelled com vas hit with such force that the motor of the Harkema truck was driven back into the frame about Vfe feet and about 200 bushels f shelled corn was spilled on he pavement Hancock County Coroner Ken eth F Boughton Deputy Coro er M G Finer and Highway atrolman Elmer Angle who in estigated said that no inquest vould be held Harkemas body was taken to he Erickson Funeral Home at ows where arrangements are ncompletc Second Fatality Boughton said that this was the econd fatality inHancock Coun y within eight days Harkema vas the 24th person killed on ighway 69 between Garner and GoodeH in 15 years Harkema is survived by four ons Raymond Richard John nd Robert and a daughter all of Dows His wife died two weeks ago EARL DIES LONDON Earl of Athlone 82 a greatuncle of Queen Elizabeth II died in his London home Wednesday LiquorbyDrink is Opposed by Church Council DES MOINES W The Iowa Council of Churches was on rec ord Wednesday deploring liquor bythedrink and urging the Legis lature to enact only such laws as will decrease the use of The oneday meeting of the council also brought forth an ap peal to church people to become fully informed on the persona and social aspects of this evil of liquor The councils Social Action Com mittee was asked by delegates to study racial integration and em ployment in loiva Sixty representatives of 14 Prot estant denominations attended the meeting The Rt Rev Gordon V Smith Bishop of the Iowa diocese of the Protestant Episcopal Church was reelected council president Billion More for Military TIT A O1 j n i WASHINGTON UB President Eisenhower Wednesday proposed to Congress a fightifwemust budget for next year calling for a boost of more than billion in military spending and a record peacetime outlay of in federal funds Eisenhower said his budget for the fiscal year 1958 beginning next July 1 was balanced and provided for a surplus for the third straight year But once again he came out against any tax cuts except for possible re lief for small business involving minimum loss of In obvious reference to stepped BUDGET AT A GLANCE 1957 Income Outgo Yearcnd Debt 1958 5 up spending for defense the Pres ident said two of the major guide lines he used in drafting the fi nancial blueprint were designed to assure Peace justice and freedom for our own and other peoples and powerful armed forces to deter and if need be to defeat aggres I am he s a i d that the defense programs and funds for their support as recom mended in this budget provide a wise and reasonable degree of protection for the The budget message estimated that or 63 per cent of the entire federal outlay wit be for national security programs Toscanini Is Dead at 89 Ike Requests Emergency Drought Aid WASHINGTON UP President Eisenhower says he is asking Congress Wednesday for an addi tional million for emergency drought relief Plans to include the request in the administration budget going to the lawmakers during the day were announced by the President at a conference in Wichita late Tuesday Immediately after that meeting with representatives from 15 droughthit Great Plains states Eisenhower flew back to the cap ital ending a sixstate aerial and ground inspection tour which started Sunday Greater Responsibility Although he called for contin nation and expansion of emergen ARTURO TOSCANINI cy aid he told his about 700 audience o I am convinced that the state and local governments should as sume greater responsibility in lelping solve the recurring prob ems of agriculture including dis In addition to proposing a sup plemental million in emergen cy aid for the drought areas Eisenhower called for a reapprai sal of the credit policies of both ederal and private lending agen cies to determine whether loans can be extended to farmers and anchers under more libera erms Secondary Role But in this case too he urged a secondary role for the federa overrun ent I want to see private lending nstitutions continue to be the principal source of credit with ederal programs merely supple menting as he said In that pattern he said he agrees there is need for cheap redit good He was ailed upon to help make it avail ble all along the way on his tour nto Texas Oklahoma New Mexi o Arizona Colorado and Kansas YOUNG AND SENSIBLE SANTA ROSA Calif UP A young man walked into a liquor store leveled a revolver at Mary Capitam and demanded whisky and money Youre too she said as she handed him but refused to let him take a bot tle of whisky He fled with carton of cigarettes instead SAME Black means traffic death In past hnurs Fire Fatal to Riceville Man RICEVILLE Robert Kapka 73 Ricevilie was burned to death about Wednesday when his coal stove exploded after he apparently poured kerosene on it Howard County Coroner N A Bradley Cresco said that Kapka died ot suffocation and third de gree burns His oneroom home was destroyed by the fire Kapka was a day laborer Fu neral services are pending at the Riceville Funeral Home ExConvict Dies of Heart Attack After Release From Prison CEDAR RAPIDS H Sampica 59 died Tuesday just one day after he was re eased from a 17year stay in prison An autopsy showed he died of a icart attack Sampica got out of the state prison at Fort Madison Monday ending a sentence he received on a robbery charge in 1939 Sam pica fell asleep in a chair while isiting with a brother He was dead when the brother tried to awaken him the next morning Wholesale Prices of Food Climb Again NEW YORK food prices bounced back up again this veek according to the Dun Bradstreet index At the index was back it stood two weeks ago ast week it was and this veeks figure was per cent ligher than a year ago Stroke Takes Life of Famed Conductor NEW YORK UP Maestrc Arturo Toscanini world renownec symphony and opera conductor died Wednesday at the age of 89 He suffered a stroke while asleep The beloved Italianborn musi cal genius died at his Riverdal home in the Bronx His health hac declined steadily since his retire ment from the podium in an he was reported nearly blind Toscanini suffered a stroke on New Years Day but had recov ered enough to get about hi house A spokesman said he wa found dead in bed at Last Opera Friends said he had been so il that he was not told of the death of his protege young Italian con ductor Guido Cantelli in an air crash in Europe shortly before Thanksgiving Toscanini conducted his last opera at La Scala of Milan in 1954 ending a 68year career that began when he con ducted Aida at the age of 19 in Rio de Janeiro He last wieldec his baton in New York at a broad cast concert of the NBC Sym phony Orchestra April 4 1954 Critical Advice Toscanini returned to the United States for the last time in March 1955 and had not left the country ince He spent much of his time ince giving critical advice on re cordings and rerecordings of his symphonic and operatic aibums ic devoted several hours a day o work almost to the day of his death Toscanini was the last survivor 3f the Golden Age conductors a man who had known as an qual most of the towering musi al figures of the 19th and 20th His memory was phe lomenal and he kept the scores f more than 100 operas and many cores of symphonies in his head A family spokesman said Tos These include for he armed forces of this country for economic and military foreign aid and lesser i mounts for atomic energy re search and development stock piling of strategic goods home civil defense and the U S Infor mation Agency As an offset to his overall high spending plans Eisenhower fore cast continuance of the countrys booming prosperity with the gov ernment collecting a record in revenue in the new fiscal year Such income he said will per mit the administration to ring up a surplus of to be applied toward reduction of the massive national debt As a result he said it should not be necessary to ask again this year for an increase in the per manent billion debt limit now temporarily raised to 278 billions Present Rates Emphasizing his opposition to tax reduction at this time he said such a surplus can be achieved only if present tax rates are kept in force and the nation continues to have a high level of business activity with increasing national income Secretary of the Treasury Hum phrey echoed even more emphat ically Eisenhowers opposition to tax reductions at this time The Treasury will fight any and all tax reductions that will moan loss of Humphrey told the first general news confer ence he has held here in about a year He said that also applies to Ei senhowers suggestion that Con gress should consider some tax relief for small business He said he thinks tax cuts should not be made piecemeal but should wait until the budget can afford a gen eral reduction with sharing in the relief Further Paymenf Further Humphrey said he sees no reason why proposed higher spending in the new budget cannot be trimmed If this is done he said we can a year hence give consideration not only lo some further payment on the pub ic debt but also to further tax re Humphrey said the administra tion will put all the pressure we can on Congress to raise postal ates and put the postal service on a payasyougo A boost of million in postal was one of many legislative Eisenhower in corporated in his budget message w placed his legislative requests a section of the budget this ear rather than listing them in bis State of the Union message as n previous years Among the Presidents propos 1s were A fouryear program of federal id funds to help build broughout the nation This was esigned to make up some of the when a fiveyear pro he proposed last gram f his wife Carla Egypt Assumes Control of British French Businesses nurses While CAIRO President Nassers government has ordered all for eign banks insurance companies and trading firms in Egypt con verted to Egyptian management and ownership British and French concerns were Egyptianized as of Wed nesday being classed as enemy property Other foreign firms were given five years to convert themselves to Egyptian joint stock companies The series of Egyptianization decrees announced by the Nasser regime stopped just short of the government control of foreign owned concerns through a new economic organization which will be given shares in the firms The degrees affect hundreds of foreign concerns including some owned by Americans They spell the end of a middle class Euro pean community that has pros pered in Egypt for a century as importers of Western produced consumer goods and bankers and insurers for Egyptian economic life Despite the fiveyear breathing spell for citizens of countries oth er than Britain and France the net effect probably will be to kill the possibility of any considerable U S or Western investment in Egypt so long as the present re gime remains in power Former Director of TB Group Dies at Lansing Frances Bro phy 73 retired director cf the National Tuberculosis Association suffered a heart attack and died in her home here Tuesday Born and reared in Lansing she was graduated from a Chica go nursing school and was one of the first Allamakee Countv a member of the state board of the Tuberculosis Associ ation she lived in Des Moines for several years She retired about ten years ago from the national directorship but had continued active as an organizer for the state association She was the na tional director of the Christmas Seal program Two sisters services will morning in Lansing survive Funeral be held Friday Accident Injuries Fatal to Iowa Man STORM LAKE Wi Jen sen 70 Storm Lake injured in a twocar accident on Highway 20 west of Schaller Jan 4 died Tues day at a Schaller hospital Passage of a new natural gas bill aimed at the same purpose as the one he vetoed last to exempt gas producers from the Public utility type of price regula tion but with safeguards to insure that the price to the public will be Approval of statehood for both Hawaii and Alaska It was the first time he has suggested this move for Alaska and he qualified it by saying there should be area limitations and other defense safeguards An increase to 5 per cent from the cent limit now fixed by law on home loans made or guaranteed by the Veterans Ad ministration designed to make more money available for GI loans Amendments to the Constitution to insure equal rights to women and to lower the voting age in federal elections Flames Destroy Cook Paint Store Ames AMES UP Fire destroyed the Cook Co paint and varnish store in downtown Ames early Wednesday as firemen fought the flames in 12below zero weather The flames shot high into the air after they broke through the roof A brisk northwest wind blew the sparks and smoke away from the business district Two adjoining shops were damaged by and water I
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