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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 4, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT LJ m LI r j d HE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES E ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBO RS HOME EDITION VOL LXIII Aisociated Press and United Press Full Seven a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 4 Property Tax Repeal Passes FROM OUK WIRE SERVICES DES MOINES The Iowa Senate Monday voted repeal of th personal property tax levy on household furnishings including elimi nation of the tax on TV sets The measure however touched off a spirited debate as t such a move would per Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection No r The World Around Us Agriculture in India Is Primitive Number 67 EDITORS is one of a series of daily reports by our editor on a trip by air around the world How people live and how they feel toward America are more em phasized by Mr Hall than scenic features By W EARL HALL EW India Interior India presents a more pleas ant side to the visitor from Amer ica than dirtyfaced Calcutta This was evident from the air as we winged our way over re cently harvested fields and giant hydro electric and irrigation dams on our way to this 25 year old cap ital city It was evident as we made our way from the airport this plush W Earl Hall Imperial Hotel where we have a suite of four rooms them large enough for public meetings But most of all it was evident on our 125mile motor trip to Agra site of the worldfamous Taj Mahal Agra itself has a his tory dating back a thousand years before Christ The panorama which spread out before us on this treearched semipaved high way was a generally pleasant throwback to those centuries long past Supply Power Bullocks and one humped camels the largest I ever saw supplying the power needs of an unbelievably primitive ag riculture The 16 inch annual moisture total is too little for Indias favorite cereal rice It even has to be supplemented by irrigation to nurture wheat sugar cane cotton and vegetables And therein lies a story Water is lifted from shallow wells in one of three ways The commonest is a woman with a rope attached to an earthen con tainer After the filling process she puts two of these on her head one on top of the other and takes off for home with the days supply of water Leather Bag Under Plan 2 bulls and camels jog down an inclined runway pulling a huge leather bag oi water out of a well over an ele vated pulley Its that simple Under the third waterlift plan the camels or bullocks move in a circle all day and provide the power for an endless chain with metal containers These dip the water from the well elevate it and dump it into a small res ervoir from which it moves by gravity to all parts of a field Primitive Indeed But so is everything else about Indias ag ricultural economy Its planned that way The foremost consid eration as President Rajendra Prasad pointed out in a speech this very day is to give employ ment to the countrys staggering supply of manpower Its no ac cident therefore that I havent seen a single tractor in India Much Erosion Under the circumstances youd expect to find every foot of land utilized to the fullest extent as I found it to be in Java and Bali Even the loftiest highlands in BaJi are terraced and cropped for a maximum production But alas that isnt the case here Even in this pancakelike valley of the Jumna river water and wind erosion has progressed to an alarming extent And nothing beyond the planting of a few trees is being done about it Everything is being taken from the soil nothing is being put back Even the cow dung is the principal almost the sole fuel On the whole it isnt pretty picture But as Ive already noted it isnt as jarring to the eye or the nose as what one encounters in Indias largest city and former capital Calcutta mit some lowans to escape anj taxes whatever The vote was 3710 The senators balloted after Sen Jack Miller City de scribed the present law as one o the most impractical from z standpoint of fair and uniform en forcement in the country In practice it is hard and ex pensive to administer and it pro duces very little Miller said To a question by Sen George OMalley DDes Moines Miller said that in most counties the levy produces so little revenue that there is no need to replace it He said the levy brings in only about one per cent of tota property tax revenues No Other Tax Sen Laurence Boothby R said he feared that if the measure were passed some people who buy expensive furni ture and high priced carpets anc yet pay no other tax will escape taxation entirely I think we should put more teeth in the law so it can be en Boothby added Sen Wilbur Molison RGrin nell reminded the senators that the bill was one of the recommen dations of the Iowa Taxation Study Committee I dont think the people of Iowa like the present law under which distress warrants can be issued and their television sets seized taken out and sold for nonpay ment of Molison said The revenue is so is not worth the cost of collection and the com mittee thought this was one tax that could be eliminated to give people some relief Equalize Pay The House meanwhile passed a bill which would equalize the pay of city county and school countyemployed auditors at a day Another measure calling for the compilation of a statewide direc tory of school administrators and teachers and their experience and salaries also was passed The di rectory would be used by the state to determine county school needs A bill by three House members which would legalize the union shop also was filed The measure would go around Iowas present right to work laws by letting union representatives negotiate for a union shop agreement Youth Wounded in Both Legs in Gun Mishap ALTA VISTA Everett Webb 13 suffered gunshot wounds in Doth legs late Sunday afternoon when the gun of his companion accidentally discharged Billy Buchholtz 11 was carrying a 410 gauge gun when he slipped and fell on a patch of ice and the gun went off Webb was taken to a doctoi and was returned later to the AP Wirephoto ACROSS THE Gov Robert Meyner of New Jersey carries his bride the former Helen Stevenson across the threshold of the states new gubernatorial mansion at Princeton N following con clusion of their West Indies honeymoon The Meyners are the first to live in the 18room home since it was given to the state by the late Gov Walter Edge Girl Burned When Can of Gas Ignites Gas Touches Off Underground Tragedy 37 KilledlrTAAme Blast Entire Crew Is Trapped BISHOP Va Uf A rumbliu0 gas explosion trapped and killec 37 miners Monday in the cavern ous Bishop Coal Mine that strad dies the mountainous Virginia West Virginia line Rescue teams said this numbe of bodies had been counted belov ground Apparently the enthi crew working in a section of thi sprawling tunnels fell victims to the whistling dusty blast The blast jammed the elevato that had carried the men in on the Virginia side and rescue work had to be routed through anothei entrance 2Va miles away on the West Virginia side Hope Abandoned The workers who pushed through to the explosion site had all but abandoned hope for an survivors by the time the firs nine found Identification went on below ground before any bodies were brought to the surface The blast site was described as about a five minute walk from the bot tom of a 337foot shaft Word of the disaster brought anxious friends and relatives oi VIr and Mrs Edwin Marxen 923 was in Mercy Hospital iunday following treatment foi second and third degree burns on DOth legs Her condition was de scribed as satisfactory The girl was injured when she ricked over open can of gaso ine on the basement steps o the Marxen home The gasoline struck a basement heater anc gnited sending a wave of flame up the steps Marxen told firemen he had een using the gasoline to clean some paint brushes The girl ran down the stairs through the fire and into the basement Marxen said he was at the top of the stairs and ran around the house o a basement window which he entered to reach her Firemen extinguished the blaze jut not before most of the rooms n the house had received ex ensive smoke damage The en ire stairway and several doors vere burned Fire Chief Boyd Arnold renewed against using gasoline or any purpose inside a house He said It is the most danger tus practice there is as far as reating fire home of his grandparents Mr and Mrs John Webb with whom he lives The accident occurred in the yard at the Webb home after the boys returned from hunting Buchholtz is the son of Mr and Mrs Art Buchholtz Three Indicted on Spy Charges NEW YORK UP Two men and a woman were indicted Monday on charges of peacetime spying for Russia The charges carry a possible death penalty under previously unused provisions of the law Named in the sixcount federal indictment were Jack Soble 53 alleged kingpin of the group his wife Myra 52 and Jacob Al bam 64 All live in New York They were arrested by the FBI 10 days ago They are accused of conspiring to transmit national defense information to the Soviet Union inviolation of the U S es pionage statutes Damage in Burlington Blaze BURLINGTON W The Best Supermarket in West Burlington was damaged extensively by fire Sunday night Joseph Naifeh own er estimated damage at in the neighborhood of Sigourney Driver fs Victim of Crash OSKALOOSA un A onecar crash on Highway 137 two miles south of here claimed the life of one man and critically injured another Sunday Raymond Baird 28 of near Si gourney died several hours after the crash in a hospital here His passenger Robert R Kerr 33 Delta was injured critically 5500 THiFT MANCHESTER h e r i f f George Ponsford Monday was in vestigating the theft of about S500 worth of equipment and merchan dise from a grain elevator at Ma sonville Sunday their vigil was eight hours old joint company and West Virginia Mines department statemenl dashed most hopes 184 Underground Fewer than 40 of the total 184 underground were involved in the explosion and of this number there are no the join statement said A spokesman for Fuel Co owner of the mine said he thought the explosion occurred in one of the mines three section where 42 men were at work At the time the blast seat dust laden air whistling through the tunnels The last company officials heard from the miners was by telephone at when Ray mond Owensby called with the in formation his section was all right providing the smoke and fumes died The mine is located in Tazewell Bounty one of six mountainous southwest Virginia counties de clared a disaster area by Presi dent Eisenhower last week after the sections worst flood ram paged through the area The mine however was not flooded The explosion rocked the mine about two hours after the mid night to 8 shift rirst shift into the mine since all left Friday midnight MEXICAN HONEYMOON ACAPULCO Mexico Elizabeth Taylor 24 and Mike Todd 54 honeymooned Monday at a seaside estate following their wedding Saturday SAME DAMAGED IN FOURCAR ACCIDENT Three of the four cars involved in an accident on Highway 18 east of Mason City are lined up in a farm yard awaiting Guard Leaders See Ike WASHINGTON UP Nation al Guard leaders said Monday hat President Eisenhower has assured them he will not permit the Guard to be destroyed or re duced materially in Officials of the National Guard Assn called on the President to ask him to reverse an Army deci sion requiring all new Guard en listees to take six months of basic training starting Aprii 1 Opposes Plan The association opposes this plan claiming it would hinder Suard enlistments Representa ives of the Guard urged the Pres dent to adopt their alternative ilan requiring only 11 weeks of basic training Both the President and Secre tary of Defense Charles E Wilson are strongly behind the six months GlobeGazelle Photo removal by a tow truck The fourth machine still was m the ditch when this photo was taken jlan Recent Criticism National Guard officials pres Mystery Patient in Moscow NOT KAGANOVICH MOSCOW Soviet officials and diplomatic sources day discounted a report that a mystery patient in a Moscow hos Pita I Soviet First Deputy Premier Larar M Kaganovich But there still was no disclosure of the stricken mans identity Dr Hans Joachim Schulten eminent German blood specialist flown here to help treat the patient presumably a high Soviet official described him as in critical condition The doctor said was not informed of the ailing man identity and did not recog nize him a member of fht 9ra Siberian t MCrman thatth unidenti patient had been ill for at east two weeks The opening Tuesday of the Supreme Soviet Russias Parlia ment may give an opportunity to find out who is 2 Teenagers Charged in Theft of Kegs of Beer 12 Juveniles Implicated Two 19yearold Mason City youths were charged with larceny nda Monday mormng Wallace Kaye Fiala 1416 Pennsylvania S E l CUy preliminary the Sfv t n nfe uesay m Police Judge B R Dunn ordered bond set at for each being hed in Tuesday morning from fiom yOIlg ent at the White House meeting said Wilsons recent criticism of he Guard did not come up Wil son caused a furor by charging a sort of scandal developed in he Guard during the Korean in a car He said many youths used it for Eisenhower has termed Wil ons remark very Acting as spokesman for the group Maj Gen Milton L Reckord adjutant general of Maryland said the President was very receptive and assured us ic would not permit the Guard to be destroyed or reduced materi ally in with 12 juveniles whose ages ranged r i accusecl of stealing full kegs of beer on several occasions from the Standard Distributing 640 39th S E Saturday night after two of the 1 youths were caught inside warehouse which they had en ered after breaking open a door More of the youths were waiting i 11 i lii M rt Radio Commentary Carried on Page 2 One Mans Earl Halls weekly radio commentary usually car ried on page 1 for this edition can be found on page 2 feature will re turn to its customary posi tion oncompletion of Edi tor Halls series of articles about his world trip AFLCIO CRACKS DOWN 3 Unions Face Graft Charge MIAMI BEACH Fla m The AFLCIO charged three of its own unions Monday with corruption and failure to re form in a precedentmaking ouster move Leaders of the merged AFL CIO pushed for a showdown on charges against the Laundry Workers Distillery Workers and Allied Industrial Workers The latter union has been the target of recent Senate investi gations The AFLCIO Ethical Prac tices Committee accused the three unions claiming a com bined membership of of looting welfare funds of mil lions of dollars The commit tees reports were placed be fore the AFLClOs lop Execu tive Council for action The council was reported div ided between those disposed to give the three unions another chance to correct matters and another council group believed dominant determined to make an example of the trio for other AFLCIO unions The reports said this of the three unions Distillery com mittee said an insurance brok er Louis B Saperstcin New ark N kicked back about to an indicted union official Sol Cilento Laundry Workers It was charged thai Eugene James suspended secrelarytrca surer diverted almost a million dol lars of welfare funds Saper stein figured as insurance agent in this case too being accused of making rebates to James Allied Industrial The Ethical Practices Commit tee charged that Angelo Inciso head of the unions former Chi cago local took proceeds from an increased employers insur ance payment for employes without increasing benefits The reports said Inciso and his bodyguards spent the money in lavish gifts 0 Recovered Statements from the first two implicated others and police spent Sunday in the process of rounding up the juveniles and re covering 10 of the stolen kegs By Monday the list of those in volved had reached M and Chief Leo F Risacher said the inves tigation was not yet complete Several of the youths admitted in statements given police that they had taken the beer and also that they had taken part in drink ing parties AH of the juveniles were re leaserl in he custody of their par ents and will be turned over to juvenile authorities for action on charges of breaking and entering and larceny Under 18 Those involved under he age of 18 were James Boyd and Peter Saenfter Arnold each 16 643 Four Men Youth Admit Thefts in 14 Iowa Towns CLARION A scries of rob beries in 14 Iowa towns has been solved with the arrest of four men and a 15yearold boy Sheriff Robert Blecker said Monday The five are being held at var ious locations on charges of rob bery The case was broken Saturday night when two of he men were picked up by highway patrolmen north of Belmond in connection wtih a robbery at Renwiek 4 Injured in 4Car Collision Four persons were hospitalized as the result of a fourcar col ision Saturday night one and a lalf mile east of Mason City on Highway 18 Hospital authorities said all were in good condition Deputy Sheriffs who investi gated the accident said a car driven by Raymond L Joos 38 Route 2 Mason Cily stopped on Die highway while driving east said he intended to make a left urn across the road and into the farm drive at he home of Roy Smith Another car driven by Harlan Arthur Young 18 Rockford also headed east struck the rear of the Joos car Neither Young nor Joose was injured A third car which was headed east driven by Archie Raymond Elsbury 45 Nora Springs struck the rear of the Young car and bounded into the opposite lane of traffic striking the fourth car which was headed west and was being by Dean William Kiefer 20 Greene Kiefer was hospitalized with head lacerations and a brain con cussion Two passengers in his car also were injured Darlene Baldwin 16 Aredale received facial lacerations and contusions Eugene Rague 24 Greene re ceived lacerations and contusioni of the face and throat Elsbury received a broken knea cap and several cuts in the acci dent rAll About The Weather of robberies and implicated the others Bleck three involved all are Gcorgia Glenn Ernest and Gerlad Eugene Wikc 15 16 119 18th Paul Alan Richey 16 Route 3 Mason City David Glenn Stcenhoven 16 17 Crescent Drive Robert Allan Erbe 17 1048 2nd Raymond John French 15 415 Adams Ar manrl Doocy 16 12Vl 1st Clifford James Rcublin 16 227 25th Robert Doyle Hart ley 17 119 Hampshire and er said The othe from Rowan Albert Sturm 18 was held at Dakota City and James Day 19 was held at Web ster City The 15ycarofd who was not identified was being held here Joseph Nicholas Malfcro 14 4lh 126 Decorah Couple injured When Car Hits Tree Mr Hovdcn Decorah and Mrs Joy arc reported j Monday night t low 812 Tuesday cloudy lered snow flurries high in low 20s Iowa Generally fair through Tuesday Little change in tem perature low Monday night 1020 Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average near normal Tuesday through Saturday Colder Thursday Warmer Fri day Colder again Saturday Normal highs 29 north to 37 south Normal lows 10 north to 18 south Precipitation will be light amounting to about one tenth of an inch occurring as light snow mostly Wednesday and Friday following a serious auto accident Richey questioned also in Hospilal rShiLr1Monday Minnesota Ligh snoxv warmer GlobeGazette weather data to 8 Monday Maximum Sunday 25 Minimum Sunday Night 3 At 8 Monday 9 connection with a set of red fender skirts found in his aulo at at Sunday the time of his arrest A set of fender skirts of that description ni Hovdcn was dvmg were reported stolen Friday night FignWay 9 2Vi miles from the car of Jay Donald CravL She appamuly Oil control of the car on a curve The auto went off the road and hit a tree Mr Hovden suffered a brain concussion and very severe lacer ations and Mrs Hovden has a broken jaw and severe facial lacerations According to investigating offi cer Sheriff Robert Hitcsman the 1952 Buick was a complete loss up en Delaware The Crav n auto was parked in the city Jot at 1st and Connecticut SEATON TO SPEAK DES MOINES Seaton U S Secretary of the Interior will be he principal speaker at he National Farm here Feb 5 Institute ban YEAR AGO Maximum 15 Minimum 13 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Sunday Maximum Saturday 25 Minimum Saturday night 4 At 8 Sunday 4 Precipitation oi   

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