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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 4, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THENEWSPAPCBruirt T H I N E W S P A P E R THAT MAKES ALL VOL LXIII NORTH 1 0 W A N S NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Associated Presi United Prew Full Lease wires Seven Cents a Copy SATURDAY MAY ThU Paper ConsUU ol SeciUmsSectloa ature Closes Overtime Session M flood Menaces Wichita Falls WICHITA FALLS Tex UK Several bridges were covered by flood water here Saturday as steady rains creeks and lakes and police and civildefense units evacuated more floodthreatened lanniies the night and water in the south section of whici of the main streets that crosses Ho liday Creek the stream that ha poured its water into the home of dozens of residents He quoted Officer John Loftir as saying This flood will b worse than the one in 1950 whe thousands were evacuated Edmonds said I think well get quite a bit of trouble Wich ita Lake is pouring into Holliday Creek and the lake is rising ai the time This is the 17th day that flood have raged through parts of thi state that went through seven years of scorching drought North and Central Texas Fridaj was hit by cloudbursts dropped more than 6 inches o ram in some sections and causec other flood threats The Weather Bureau forecas for the next four days calls for heavy rains from the Pecos Val ley in the far west to Louisiana on the east Rains of more than 6 inches fell on the upper Brazos where some communities werevevacuated dur ing pearly floods Waterrose in Dennis and Bennett and nearec Tin Top whichhassuffered flood damage earlier Upjtd 6 inches of rain atIre 3ell7south of Fort Worth in Cen tral Texas baused someflooding at Valley Mills Meridian and be tween Meridian and Blum High way 174 between Meridian and Blum was closed and some farm families were evacuated W Under Nicaragua in Warning to Honduras MANAGUA Nicaragua presidents brother Gen Anasta sio Somoza Jr says Nicaragua has thrown an umbrella of planes over a disputed border re gion to ward off any more Hon duran attacks By Nicaraguan account all is quiet on the frontier after Nicara guan troops drove off a Honduran force which for a day occupied a tiny village in the area both coun tries claim President Luis Somoza said his government wants to give a five nation truce team that arrived in Central A m e r i c a Saturday a chance tq settle the differences peacefully But the presidentwarned Hon duras another attack on the faor would mean total NATO in Answer to Red Threat Vow Nuclear Retaliation BONN Germany MVThe Atlan tic allies declaration that they will meet any aggression with nuclearbarked might was ex pected Saturday to bring new on slaughts from Russia and from political opponents in their own countries Their stand was reaffirmed Fri day night in a communique which served notice that NATO mem bers stood ready to use all avail able nuclear aggressor The statement came at the end of twoday session of foreign min isters of the 15nation alliance Clearcut Answer In a clearcut answer to the LV lltC Kremlins recent threats against atomic guided missile bases icandinavia West Germany reece and Turkey the commu nique said Pending anacceptable agree ment on disarmament no power can claim the right to deny to the alliance the possession of the modern arms needed for its de ense If Russia really fears Western defense preparations the com munique said it need only ac cept a general disarmament right for the are Oeft to SalonsNot Finished on Sales Tax Matters der region war Honduras told a different story The rankingofficer of the three man military junta ruling that country said continuous hard fighting is going on between Hon durans and Nicaraguans along principally in the the border mountains GenRogue Rodriguez denied in Tegucigalpa that the Honduran troops had lost Mocoron the In dian village of 110 population which has been the center of fight ing He threatened to bomb Mana gua Nicaraguas capital if Nica raguaris drop any bombs on bor der towns claimed by Honduras Frost Possible Saturday Night Temperatures dropped to near or below freezing over much of Iowa early Saturday Readings of 30 degrees were reported at Spencer Mason City Lamoni and Ames Lows ranged up to 39 at Council Bluffs and Sioux City Highs Friday ranged from 54 at Dubuque to 66 at Council Bluffs Temperatures will drop into the 30s or high 20s Saturday night the Weather Bureau said but low humidity will limit frost to scattered sheltered places w wmttit igreement embodying effective measures of control and inspec lon within the framework of the sroposals made onnumerous oc asions by the Western powers Touching on the explosive Ger man question the declaration ailed for early reunification of he former Reich Decision Delayed The NATO council delayed a de ision on the future balance of NATOarmament between c o n entionaU a n d nuclear weapons pending a report from its military authorities The council reported new ele ments which promise to limit ammunist expansion and subver sion inthe Middle East an ap parentreference to theEisenbow er doctrine and developments in Jordan King Hussein has ousted a proEgyptian regime Observers believed the confer ence stand basing Western de fenses largely on the deterrent of hydrogen bomb power spelled plenty of trouble forthe govern ment of West German Chancellor Korirad Adenauer His ruling par ty is campaigning for general elections next September Adenauer and his conservatives want to remain tightlytied with the Western allies Victim of Car Crash IOWA FALLS Darleen Stevens 15Geneva died early Saturday at a hospital here from injuries suffered in a ohecar ac cident at the south edge of Iowa Falls about m Friday Rex Ratcliff 16 Hampton be lieved to have been driving was injuries hospitalized here His were not serious Authorities said the car failed to make a curve on Highway 65 just north of the viaduct and rammed into a service station Miss Stevens was born March 25 1941 at Coal CityShe was the only child of Mrs Ernest Stevens of Geneva She was a ninth grade Funeral services will be con ducted Monday at 2 p m at the Methodist Church inCoal City with burial in Hilltown Cemetery The Roe Community Chapel of Iowa Falls will be in charge ERA OF PREtifeLS WHITE HAVEN Pa WjTfae national retail value of pretzels will spiral to this year an industry spokesman estimated Saturday The drama ofthis A bou t The Weather Mason City Clear and cold with frost or freezing temperatures low 2528 Saturday night Sun day sunny and continued cool high 5860 Iowa Generally fair and quit cool through Sunday Low Sat urday night 3035 northeast 35 40 southwest Minnesota Fair very cool Frost Saturday night GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Saturday Maximum Friday 59 Minimum Friday night 30 At 8 am Saturday 47 Death Claims Third Son of North Iowa Couple m 10 Months CYLINDER Nock 18 was killed Friday in a headon collision between Sterling and Rock Falls 111 Richard the third son of he Frank Nocks Cylinder to die accidentally in less than10 months Edwards Nock was drowned on July 9 1956 Eugene Nock was killed in an auto acci dent last Sept 5 EARP KIN DIES VALLEJO Calif f faCt thtEarp Wells Si niece of famed Were frontier marshal Wyatt Earp died at Solano County Hospital Friday J J Hopkins One of Top Builders Dies i WASHINGTON M John Jay Hopkins described as one of the great builders in American dustry died in a hospital Friday night of cancer He was 63 Hopkins was chairman of the board of General Dynamics Corp one of the nations largest indus trial complexes which last year had net sales of more than one billion dollars Injuries Fatal to Aged Clinton Man CLINTON MWLouis Ayou 86 died in a hospital here Friday of injuries received when struck by a truck here April 26 ANNOUNCING A Change In Subscription Hates Effective Monday May 6 the price of your GlobeGazette in Mason City and Clear Lake and within the carrier limits of these two cities will be 40c PER WEEK Your carrier salesman will receive a fair share of the 5c per week increase for faithful service The increase becomes necessarybecause of a steady increase m the expense of publishing a newspaper The cost of newsprint which except for payrolls is our biggest exPense has advanced m since World War II 30 jc of it since the last increase in subscription price The first collection on the new rate will be the week finding May 11 Plane Clips High Wire Power Cut SAN FRANCISCO UP Thou iands of washing machine dryer and refrigerator motors lay dead n San Francisco peninsula omes Saturday burned out in Fridays freak power fadeout A Navy attack bomber hedge lopping through a canyon in the Hast Bay near Niles cut two 220 KX volt power lines strung 500 feet above the canyon floor Im mediately power sagged or failed n San Francisco and south 50 miles to San Jose through an area of 1100000 people The dimout asted more than an hour Landed Safely NavyLt Harry M Nyberg 26 erlceley Calif on a routine owlevel practice mission said here was an explosion when his cut the lines It affected he trim of his plane but he flew tto nearby Alameda Naval Air ation Nyberg was not injured Across the bay the effects were onfusion compounded Motors topped or slowed Radio sta lons broadcast slowmotion gib erish as turntables slowed TV tationswent off the air after pic ure trapsmissionsfaded Elevators Stopped Elevators stopped between oors but enough power came hrough to get them to floor lev Is Dentists drills slowed then ie motors started smoking So id motors in hundreds of home lectrical appliances Traffic sig als blinked off and police rushed o strategic intersections to han le jams Street cars and trolley uses were immobilized A Pacific Gas Electric Co DES MOINES Repub licancontrolled 1957 IowaLegis lature ended officially late Friday an overtime session which fash ioned a recordhigh state budget and a tax program Democratic Gov Herschel Loveless declared he would veto The Governor said lie would call the lawmakers back into a spec ial session nextmonthto produce a revenue plan more acceptable to him He indicated he also Loveless GOPm Conflicts DES MOINES Mi Despite pre session pledges of cooperation be tween Republican legislators and Democratic Gov Herschel Love less a number of interparty bat tles enlivened the 1957 Legisla ture It was the first time in 20 years that the General Assem blys Republican majority had a Governor of the Democratic Parly to contend with and that was the situation that led to the political sniping The most spectacular fireworks of course was generated in the clash of political philosophies re garding financing of state govern ment with the Republican com mitted to a per centsales tax and Gov Loveless as solidly de termined to pull therate back to would ask for legislative reappor llonment The highlights of the crucial fi nal hours ot the 1 The House reversed itself and approved continuing the sales tax rate at 2 per cent The Sen ate had on that point 1 U Vf All all along Loveless had warned re peutedly he would veto any sale tax plan above 2 per cent 2 Senate and House com pleted action on overriding the LEGISLATURES BOXSCORE DES MOINES it Legislatures boxscort Bills introduced 1142 Bills Jlgntd207 New laws without tore 8 Bills passtd gover nors veto 3 Bills passed out not yet signed 111 Bills killed 76 Bills passed one house but not bther 135 Bills passed neither house 602 Total 1112 pokesman explained why so many mbtores burned out When pltagc drops amperage kicks igher than normal This pro uces the heat that burns out an ppliance Fire Destroys Corn Crib Near Calmar CALMAR Fire mined origin late of undctcr Friday de stroyed a corn crib on the Sid ney Stenseth farm east of here the Camar however en salvage bushels Prompt work by Fire Department abled Stenseth to quantity of the 600 of 2 per cent Sales Tax Bill The Republicans pushed through he 2V4 per cent sales lax bill and Loveless promptly promised o veto it and call the Legislature back for a special Session to enact a different measure Other clashes involved the state personnel director appointments by Gov Loveless to state jobs governmental reorganization tax exemptions charges concerning approaches to the State Highway Commission and the makeup of the road use tax fund The first skirmish of the session was precipitated in the opening weeks when Gov Loveless discharged George Mar chi Fort Dodge Republican as state personnel director and hired a Democrat Rex Weddle Knox yille for the post The State Re publican Central Committee ac cused Loveless of seeking to con trol the employes state officials by naming a Denir ocrat to the post veto threat House Balked making The Senate later passed a bill to abolish the personnel directors job The House never approved the measure but the state depart ments and Board of Control ap propriations bills carried riders removing employes from the di rectors control The upper house also banged heads with Loveless in consider ing his nominations forpositions on the State Highway Commis sion the State Department of So cial Welfare and the Iowa Liquor Control Commission mined Probably the biggest headlines came from charges by Highway Commission Chairman Robert Beck that a commission member Mel Graham of Audubon had been asked to tamper with the commissions contract lettings Upshot of the charges was a reso lution to set up a legislative group to investigate the commission and also look into election procedures and laws political parties cam paign practices and campaign funds GOVERNOR Only Three Good Bills Approved SIOUX CITY Her schel C Loveless said Friday the Republicancontrolled Lcgis ature passed only three bills that arc good for all of the people of Iowa He singled them out as A measure to permit cities and towns to take part in federal slum clearance and low costhousing projects A bill to regulate the use of water from rivers lakes and streams A measure to require all areas of the state to be included in a high school district by July 1962 He blamed the failure of the 57th General Assembly to pass progressive legislation on a core of hardshelled reactionaries who resistany sort of change Up until the time the Legisla ture adjourned Friday in its aioth day Loveless fought the GOP over what he called special in terest legislation Republican leaders accused him of using his three vetoes the Governor already issued The bills exempt farmers from paying the sales tax mitractor cals grant ands6me tux relief to urban Flames Destroy Storage Building in Mason City Fire late Friday destroyed the interior of a large twostory stor age building just east of Commer cial Alley north of 13th N E Fire Chief A Boyd Arnold said rhe cause of the fire was not deter transit systems and permit gar nishment of part the pay of the head of a household Loyeless had described the first two measures os undesirable tax exemption Plans and said the third would create hardships without giving definite benefits This was the first time in Iowa history that the Legislature overrode a governors veto The appropriations total ran up to approximately million a year Thats an Increase of about million annually over the present cost of state government operations Loveless had recom mended million The largest yearly expenditures will include million for sup port of Board of Regents institu tions 26 for homestead credit 175 for public welfare IB for Board of Control institutions 14 6 for general aid to public schools 13 for state departments and 105 for agricultural laud tax credits Million Capital improvement appropria tions total million for the next two years of which would go to the Board of institutions The MarshaUtown Soldiers Home would get a new milliondollar dormitory This fiscal setup will cost an average of about a year for every man woman and child who live in the state in the twoyear period beginning next July i That means a rise of about per the present annual costlevel v r Thereyeniie plan in liddttionto calling for a continuation the sales tax at jfereent would keep the usetax at 24 per cent the individual income tax at 80 per cent of full and the cor poration tax at 3 per cent If the Governor vetoes this plan and nothing more is done about t the sales and use taxes would io back to 2 per cent each on July i the individual income tax to 75 per cent and the corpora tion tax to 2 per cent Proptrfy Tax Iii that case the Governor said he would veto the capital im provement measures to prevent the first state property tax sines 194ir A special session would be first one since 1947 At that time the Legislature cut back the in dividual income tax from the full rate to 75 per cent But also at that time the state had a pJus of around 110 million a stir CarTruck Crash Takes Two Lives LA PORTE CITY Frank Christie 55 Cedar Falls nursing home operator and her 36yearold daughter were killed Friday night when their car rammed into the side of a truck near here Her daughter was El1 eanor Christie Hcnkle Traer Police said the driver of the apparently was olinded by sctn said the crib was covered the setting sun as the car pulled by insurance onto rjs 21S from a side road The center section of the long building was completely destroyed with considerable heat and smoke damage in other portions The blaze was well under way before firemen were called and the fire fighters worked for 45 minutes before the fire was controlled Nick Netzel owner of the build ing said he could not estimate his loss but said it would be high The frame and cement block buiiding was partially insured he said NeUel said be had a good deal of personal equipment and goods in the building Soft drinks stored in a portion of the building were not badly damaged SAME The session officially lasted 110 days It will take until next Thursday to finish clerical work and reach actual adjournment Meanwhile the legislative clocks have baen stopped because the Senate and House agreed that the official dosing time would be 4 pm Friday May 3 The tradi Uonal work time is 100 days lawmakers get no overtimepay New Laws Nexv lawswill total about usual 300 by thetime the Gover nor disposes of the bills left with him when most of the legislators went Airong themvis ona which establishes a highway speed limit for the first time in Iowa It will be 60 miles per hour at night only beginning July 4 Also under the heading of safe tyinspired legislation is an in crease in the numberof highway patrolmen They also will get pay raises To finance the twofold changes the cost of driers and chauffeurs licenses will be dou bled The patrolmen wont be the sniy ones to get salary increases Higher pay also is due to go to olate officials elected in 1958 fu ture legislatorspresent county officers and some others Highwayusers will continue to pay a state gasoline fax of six cents a gallon for accelerated road improvements The Highway Commission was authorised to dip deeper into the primary road fund for maintenance and ad ministration Two License Piates Car owners will get Uvo new license plates each year Farm ers wont have to pay the tax on gasoline used in tractors travel ing ihe highways Also they may file for refunds before instead of after using uptheir gas pur chased for nonhighway uses In the field of school   

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