Mason City Globe Gazette, April 2, 1957

Mason City Globe Gazette

April 02, 1957

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 2, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the r1 MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXIII and United Full Seven CenU Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 2 1957 Thlt Paper Consists ot Two No 14f The World Around Us Hatred of Germany Remains Number 116 EDITORS NOTE This Is of a serias of daily reports by our editor on a trip by air around the world By W EARL HALL ABOVE NORTHERN E N G LAND APPROACHING PRESTW1CK SCOTLAND getting and forgiving isnt an easy assignment for residenls of a small nation who saw their land despoiled by Hitlers hordes 17 years ago This fact impressed itself upon me as an observer in Norway Denmark and Holland this past week The atti tude toward Germans a p proaches pretty close to hatrec among Norwe gians and Hol landers who submitted to the Nazi tyranny only after their military forces had been sub W EARL HALL dued by sheei force of numbers In Denmark where Hitler with such suddenness that resistance wasnt possible there was less of uncivilized cruelty in connection with the invasion anc occupation Among the Danes therefore there is quite under standably a little less of open bitterness in the current feeling toward Germans particularly the Adenauer type of German Ride From Airport My first contact with the hat red of which I speak occurred when on my ride from an airport nearly 50 miles from the Oslo port was fogbound I had as my seatmate on the bus a 70 yearold shipbuilder named Ar vid Hiis Bergh He lived in Ber gen To my question What hap pened to you when the Hitlerites I got a quick con cise answer and a clearcut in dication that my newmade friend would rather discuss something more pleasant He had been made a prisoner in his own shipbuild ing plant for two years with his family escaping to the north country and near starvation Im an invalid for the rest of my he stated Thanks to our German he added with an ill concealed contempt Another Aspect Later in the day an Oslo resi dent recalled another aspect of those unforgettable five April 1940 to May 1945 We couldnt go to sleep at he recalled until we heard a distant explosion We knew our underground had blown up a Nazi ship or ammunition dump That was our curfew a sort of nightly In Copenhagen we were shown the ruins of what used to be a wonderful Yacht Club It had been dynamited by the Hitlerites in reprisal against the resistance of Danish resistors under the banner of a saint out of legend Halgar the Dane Rotterdam Holland first Eu ropean city after Warsaw to feel the might of Goerings air force has all but removed the last ves tige of that unprovoked attack The city has sprung Phoenixlike from its rubble Amsterdam was not hardhit because Hitler had a place for that lovely city in his plans He didnt want to have to clean up his own rubble Suffered Heavily But the Dutch in Amsterdam as everywhere else suffered every known indignity They subsisted on a diet of leaves and roughage generally reserved for livestock while the invaders slaughtered choicest milch cattle for meat As a parting gesture the Nazis in 1945 blew up dikes and flooded thousands of acres with salt wa ter These are some ofHhe things stamped indelibly on Norwegian Danish and Dutch memories Offsetting them however is a recognition that there can be no virile European economy without a strong Germany Its a conflict amounting al most to a headon collision But I think reason is going to prevail over emotion It MUST SEN KNOWLAND BAN LIFTED Ike Wins Surplus Sale Fight WASHINGTON Eisenhower has won a fight in the Senate for power to barter U S farm surpluses to Russian satel lite nations in return for strategic materials The authority was contained in overall legislation to increase from to billion the amount of farm surpluses which may be sold abroad for foreign curren cies The measure which passed the Senate Monday by voice vote now goes to the House Amendment Defeated Before the final vote the Senate defeated 5423 an amendment by Senate Republican Leader Wil liam F Knowland that would have eft in effect a current ban on such barter deals with Iron Cur tain nations Foreign currency sales to such nations still wouk be prohibited The bill also would raise from million to million the ad ministrations authority to give farm surpluses to nations hit b disaster The present law scheduled to expire June 30 Two Democrats and 21 Republi cans voted for Knowland amendment to continue the prohi bition against barter with Iro Curtain countries Voting agains it were 35 Democrats and 19 Re publicans Opening Skirmish Knowland contended that re moval of the prohibition was only the opening skirmish in a figh over whether U S aid would b extended to Iron Curtain coun tries in an effort to woo them a least partly away from Russia The Senate GOP leader said he would oppose all attempts to us money of taxpayers to bol ster any Communist regime be hind the Iron Both friends and foes of th Knowland amendment assumec that Poland would be the onlj Iron Curtain country which wa likely to derive any immediat benefit from the barter proviso New Tax Scheme Questioned by Iowa Grocers DES MOINES Iowa grocer have some questions they wan the Legislature to clarify befor it passes a new sales tax law ex empting food Directors of the Iowa Retail Food Dealers at a meeting here Monday listed these among the questions Are candy and soda pop foods Would clerks in supermarkets have to sort out purchases into separate taxable and nontaxable piles Chairman X T Prentis R MountAyr of the Senate Ways and Means Committee said it will have ready for introduction soon a bill raising the sales tax from to 3 per cent but exempting food entirely Lawrence Baron Sioux City president of the grocers group said the proposal sounds highly The checkout counter is our biggest bottleneck said Keith Rushing Ames chairman of the associations legislative committee Schools Proposal Adopted Final Action by House DES MOINES W The House dopted Tuesday a controversial mendment and then passed 9510 he mandatory school reorganiza ion bill it had debated four times ince last Thursday The measure known as Senate rile One would declare it state policy that all areas in the state in high school districts by July 1962 Any unattached district vould be attached to a high school district by the county board of education on approval of the State Board of Public Instruction Vot ers in the affected unattached dis rict would be given the right to vote on the proposal There also vould be an appeal from the re sult of the attachment or the vote The controversial amendment vas by Rep Curtis Riehm R jarner and was adopted 5741 It would prevent attachment of one district to another unless the ag ricultural land tax credit had been aid in full for at least one year n the district to which the other was to be attached Back ot The measure now goes back to he Senate for consideration of the Riehm amendment and other adopted during the more than six iours of debate on the measure The Senate passed the bill Feb 6 on a vote of 446 Several other proposed amendments were de feated One of the most controversia amendments defeated would have classified rural and urban prop erty separately prorated the cos of the school between the two classifications of property anc required a school levy of at leas 15 mills a year Last Friday the House removei from the bill a provision for vote by the people in the unat tached district The House re versed itself Tuesday and rein serted that provision Another amendment lost woul have taken out of the measur the mandatory provision for re organization or attachment Court of Appeals Another of the amendments in serted would provide for the cour of appeals Riehm in support of hi amendment said its purpose is re affirmation of a basic principl that farmers and those who liv in town have given lipservice to to have equality of taxation be tween rural and urban areas He said that in school district the proportion of the valuation i in the rural area for the S in the urban area He added iha there are four pupils in the urba area for every one from the run area Riehm argued that the purpos of the agricultural land tax cred is to equalize school taxes an that if the House members be lieve in the agricultural land ta credit as a tax equalizer the the amendment is a good one Rep W E Whitney RAurelia said in opposing the amendment that he didnt believe the agri cultural land tax credit ever had been paid in full that it was prorated at 89 cents on the dollar this year and that the proration next year probably would be SCENE OF DEATH little left of the car of Kenneth E Smith 34 Prairie du Chien aftei it collided Monday with a heavy truck on Big AP Wlrephoto Creek bridge a mile west of Springville Iowa Smith a magazine writer was fatally injured in the crash Governor Exercises First Veto Farm Sales Tax Relief Bill Killed by Loveless DES MOINES WVGov Her schel Loveless Tuesday vetoed a ll to exempt from the state sales tax motor vehicle fuel and farm chemicals used in crop pro duction He said Iowas tax struc ture is already overburdened with It was the governors first veto of the session The bill passed by the Senate last week had been hailed by pro ponents in the Legislature as a measure to help alleviate the plight of farmers Opponents had argued that the measure was class legislation designed to give farmers about it 4 Loveless Nominees Rejected DES MOINES Four nomi nees of Gov Herschel Loveless for state jobs including two for the State Highway Commission were rejected by the Iowa Sen ate Tuesday The Senate refused to confirm the nominations of Robert L Brice 35 Waterloo engineer and Cecil Malone 45 Atlantic hybrid seed corn grower for the High way Commission Also rejected were Polk County Auditor Homer R Adcock 47 Des Moines for the Liquor Com mission and Irene Mae Smith 52 Ottumwa for the State Board of Social Welfare All four appointees are Demo crats The appointees were the first named by Loveless to be killed by the Senate and came only an hour after Lovelss vetoed a bill to exempt Iowa farmers from paying sales tax on farm chem icals and gasoline All About Premier of Iran Ready to Resign TEHRAN Official sources said Prime Minister Hussein Ala resigned Tuesday in a cabinet shuffle resulting from the murdei of three Americans by Iranian bandits The sources said Ala who is GlobeGazette weather data be rcplacecl by Dr Ma The Weather Mason City Considerable cloudi ness and cooler Tuesday nighl and Wednesday Low Tuesday night 2528 High Wednesday 35 38 Iowa Partly cloudy to cloudy and cooler Tuesday night and Wednesday with occasional showers extreme south Tues day night Low Tuesday night 25 northwest 38 southeast Minnesota Fair cooler a year in tax windfall The measure now goes back to he House which originated the Dili The Legislature may override the governors veto by a two hirds vole of both houses How ever indications were that the House probably would not vote to pass the bill over the veto Gov Loveless in his veto mes age listed five reasons why he thought the bill should not become law He commented It constitutes an additional set of exemptions and thus brings about a further deterioration in tax base The seriousness of ex emptions and the effects of ex emptions on the adequacy and equity of the tax system have long been No Recommendation The governor added that it was to 8 Tuesday Maximum Monday 51 Minimum Monday night 29 At 8 Tuesday 34 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 62 52 CarTrain Crash Claims Life of Livermore Man nouchehr Egh 49yearolcl court minister to Shah Moham med Pah levi Informants said the change would give the government stronger hand in dealing with banditry and tribal defiance HUSSEIN ALA A n n o u nce ment specialist for the Near East pectcd after a final meeting with his cabinet The outgoing prime minister will replace his succes about 83 cents STUDENTS DES MOINES UP Drake University announced Tuesday its spring enrollment totaled LIVERMORE W Henry Anism as court minisler Reuther 3 Others Cleared No Union Funds Used WASHINGTON McClel lan DAik said Tuesday h i rackets investigators have found nothing to indicate any impro priety by Walter Reuther and three other labor union in dealing with Nathan Sheffer man McClellan heads the Rackets Investigating which has received evidence that Teamsters Union President Dave Beck used of union funds to buy rich clothing and other items at a discount through Shef ferman a Chicago specialist oa labormanagement relations In his testimony Shefferman had named Reuther president of the United Auto Workers and several other labor leaders as among the several hundred busi ness and labor executives for whom he said he had made dis count purchases Names Mentioned McClellar said he was releas ing the report only to be fair to them because the four names had been injected not by myself into the public hearings Beck meantime returned quietly to Washington and pre sided Monday over a secret meet ing of the Teamsters Unions Executive Board There was no immediate official announcement of the meetings purpose or of the action taken The Washington Post and Times Herald reported Tuesday the board had rejected Becks plan to set up a milliondollar publicity fund James R Hoffa a vice presi dent of the union said Monday night that only routine business was discussed He said Beck planned to issue a press state ment or hold a news conference soon The Post and Times Herald story said only two members of the 13memher union Executive himself and Einar Mohn a vice president and Becks executive for Becks milliondollar proposal Opposed to Plan The story said opposition to the plan was led by SecretaryTreas significant that the State Taxation urer John F English English Study Committee after years of study of the Iowa tax struc ture did not recommend exten sion of the already extensive list Hoffa under indictment on was said to have told his fellow board members he would sign no checks for such a purpose Loveless may now wait untiliderson 70 who farmed near here the Legislature adjourns many years was killed Mon he fills these vacancies on when his car was struck by of The governor noted I hat the Iowa Farm Bureau in 1955 urged that the sales and use tax laws be revised to sharply limit exemp tions from these taxes It is my considered the governors statement said that the tax structure of the state of Iowa is already overbur dened with exemptions I respect fully suggest that in the interest of equity and an improved tax structure the 57lh General Assem bly take action to reduce the long list of exemptions including ex emptions of industrial fuel and interim basis The government meanwhile stepped up its search for Dad shah the desert outlaw blamed REFUGEES REPORT CAMP KILMER N J till 411 I I J Vs i V I V VSVIllCIll a westbound Rock Island freightjfor he amhllsh soulh Uam east Iran of U S Point Four i The crossing is only a short Kevin Carrol his wife A Lance from Andersons home jand Brewster Wilson a clevelop i bribery charge for an alleged ef fort Lo plant a spy on the investi gating committee staff was re ported to have voted against Beck McClellan said the staff search showed Reuther had made two purchases totaling through Shefferman He said it also showed 13 purchases by William F Schnitzler secretary treasurer of the AFLCIO totaling about four purchases by the late Matthew Woll an AFLCIO vice president totaling and two purchases totaling S224 by Herman Winter former president power which have already tnc Bukery Workers Union He paired the revenue of the state said most of the purchases repre and created inequities among household goods that Shefferman could buy at a clis payers Argument count special conference of the slate The train engineer Clayton ment of Alas resignation is ex Hungarian refugee relief commit tees heard Tuesday that all but of the Hungarians who fled their homeland are settled in various parts of the country JOHNSTON DIES COLUMBUS JUNCTION UP 92 Colum bus City a former member of the Iowa Fair Board died at a nurs ing home here Monday SAME Black meant truffio tfeilh la put 24 boon Decision Near on Operation of Suez WASHINGTON of State Dulles said Tuesday he should know in the next 24 to 48 hours whether there is any se rious prospect for a satisfactory with Egypt whether the Egyptians will ac cept any of the changes he sug gested or whether there is any change of successful negotiations r New Spring Storm Hubbard Estherville said that Foundation he saw Anderson coming along slowly and figured the motorist was about to stop at the cross ing Anderson is survived by his widow DENVER blinding spring snowstorm approaching disaster second in 10 across the Rockies Tuesday paralyzing Colorados second largest city causing two DES MOINES lowajdealhs and disrupting transporca Tuesday passed 7618 anrljtion sent the Senate a bill that would j The sprawling permit counties to levy extranf Pueblo with House Approves Tax Levy Plan One of the arguments advanced There is nothing significant by the legislators backing the about the senator said in property taxes to meet dayby tion was without electric power measure was that industries paid no tax on fuel and power used for processing manufactured goods and that farmers therefore should not be required to pay sales and use tax on fuel used for produc ing crops The other points the governor cited as reasons for his veto in cluded Create division and mutual distrust between our urban and rural citizens without significantly affecting any lax savings for the farmers Provide no real solution industrial cilyjsince the burden of taxation on popula view of there being nothing in our file at present to indicate these purchases were paid out of the funds of any clay expenses as the storm snapped lines settlement with Egypt on the operation of the Suez Canal Dulles told a news conference he thinks the nations which use the canal should have a much greater voice in its operalion than is provided in proposals made by Egypt last week He also is seeking in counter proposals to Cairo to get Egypt committed firmly on any Suez Canal plan it may agree to The reply to Egypts pro posal went to Cairo Sunday Dulles marie clear that as of Tuesday he does not know Dulles also told his news con ference 1 The United States fully sup ports Israels right to send ships through the Suez Canal and also to move them through the gulf of Aqaba He said he had no official word that Israel might be planning to send a test ship into the Suez 2 The United States has no intention of trying to shoot its way through the Suez Canal or of boycotting the waterway Dulles said the United States has no pressures to bring on The extra tax would vary from Downtown buildings wore cn onehalf mill to one mill dependfiangercd by the weight of accu mg upon the valuation of propmillntcd snow Two buildings erty m a county Counties hurriedly evacuated when ow evaluation would be ed undpr eighl ted to levy the larger tax Rep Kenneth Owen DCenter ville said 57 counties including the 11 for which the House passed a special bill last week were re lying on emergency levies to meet general operating expenses PLANS DIVORCE HOLLYWOOD Dorothy Towne 26 the estranged wife of Webb says she has filed inches of snowfall Roofs of others were endangered Move to Boost Gl Loan Rates Vetoed WASHINGTON The House Veterans Affairs Committee Tues day voted 116 against an Eisen hower administration request to Egyptian President Nasser vision star in Mexico City suit for divorce against the GI homo loan interest rates from to 5 per cent the farmer stems primarily from low levels of farm income rather than discrimination in taxation Merely apply pressures for British Strikes Are Called Off LONDON Union bosses Tuesday called off costly strikea in Britains shipbuilding yards and factories pending thc out come of a government inquiry into their pay demands The IVi million in the factories and in thc ship ordered to go back to work on Thursday The Confederation of Shipbuild exemptions and cause them to i ing and Engineering unions made grow at an accelerating 11 Killed in Crash of Navy Seaplane CIIINCOTEAGUE Va Navy patrol bomber crashed and exploded in flames at the Chinco teague Naval Air Station Tuesday and the Navy reported 11 persons were killed The twinengined P2V6M plane struck the ground a short distance from the base which is located six miles east of up of 40 unions which has been running the strikes decided to call them off after a recommendation by its executive body Rep Howard Suffers Slight Heart Attack DES MOINES Rep James W Howard DCrcsco was reported in good condition Tuesday at Mercy Hospital where he was taken after suffering a mild heart attack Sunday How ard 72 was stricken while driv here on Virginias eastern to Des Moines from Cresco ;

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