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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 11, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North towas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I 0 W A N S NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXIfl Associated Press and United Prew Full tease SVires Seven Coots a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 11 1957 This Paper Conilsts of Two One No It3 Loveless Decision Awaited Action Seen Next Week By DWIGHT McCORMACK DBS MOINES many Iowa taxpayers would like most to know right now is what will be the rate of the sales tax and other basic state levies beginning July i x What Gov Herschel Loveless would like most to know is wheth er the state could make financial ends meet maintain a reasonable treasury balance and avoid a state property tax if the levies dropped to their 195455 levels The Governoi has promised to give at least partial answers to these questions next week He has said his decision will be based on a close check being made by the state comptroller of anticipated revenue in ttie next two years Also a factor is how Atty Gen Norman Erbe rules on the Gover norsquery on whether he Love less could legally trim or pro rate appropriations without prior levyingof the first state property tax since 1941 More Confusing The situation lias become more confusing by the daysince the Legislature adjourned officially a week ago Friday The lawmakers in the face of the Governors vow of a veto approved as one of its final acts continuing the sales tax at 2 per cent It also voted to maintain present rates for the use tax individual income tax and corporation income tax Loveless had warned that he would veto any sales tax measure calling for a levy of more than 2 per cent The Republican con trolled Legislature the Senate more so than the House insisted the present tax rates must be continued to meet expenses Dem ocratic Loveless said those rates would yield more revenue than necessary The Governor said repeatedly he would veto the legislative measure and call the Legislature back into a special session to en act a tax program more accept able to him He even mentioned such a call for an early June ses sion That was as of last week Fbrmtr Levels Early this week he told his news conference he might not call a special session after all He said he still would veto the legislative tax bill butperhaps not callthe lawmakers back and let thetax rates go back to their former levels This he related would depend on whether the revenue estimate would assure covering expenses and maintaining a state treasury balance of about million as has been generally agreed to be the satisfactory minimum In this connection Loveless said he might find it advisable to trim some appropriations or prorate them so as to maintain the 24 million balance He indicated he might veto all capital improve ments appropriations Incidentally while the Demo cratic governor has been battling the Republicandominated Legis lature he hasnt had a quibble so far as is known with the GOP majority on the council No Tinkering Statehouse sages say that if the attorney general rules a state property tax must precede any al teration of the appropriations there wont be any tinkering with appropriations This is because it is considered that levying a state property tax after the absence of one for 16 years would mean certain political death for the governor It would not be so much a question of how much that kind of tax might figure of about three mills has been men tioned but the psychological effect of a renewal of that kind of levy when there has been repeat ed insistence on relief from the county property tax It is the unanimous opinion of observers that Loveless will be a candidate for reelection in 1958 The Republicans want to beat him the first Democrat to be elected governor in 20 years Some observers described the leg islative tax bill as an attempt to consolidate in the measure some things the governor wouldnt want to veto along with the 2Vt per cent sales tax rate SAFE AT ROCKWELL LOOTED Burglars were successful in breaking open this safe at the Geer and Strahorn Grocery at Rockwell Friday night after they had entered the John Deere Implement Co for tools Kcllogg photo and had been foiled in an attempt to crack a safe at the Farmers Elevator They got at the grocery Here Deputy Sheriff Don Sturges looks over the bat tered safe and the tools the yeggs left behind TO UNVEIL DEMANDS ON FRUEHAUF CO Benson Ponders Fund Cut Economy Move Fight Likely WASHINGTON UP Secrc tary of Agriculture Ezra T Ben son may decide to battle the con grcssional economy bloc for his farm budget Benson pondered whether to do so after the economybent House Appropriations Committee Friday cut deeply into his farm budget for next year Aides said Benson who was severely criticized in the com nittees report may issue a slale nent next week before the House votes on the pared downbiH Rep Jamie L Wlrittcn chair man of the House Agricultural Appropriations suid the committees action was sound and predicted it would be upheld by the House The Democraticcontrolled com mittee lopped from Bensons request for 757 Informants said committee Republicans made little protest Most of the cuts were made in soil bank funds The group ap proved 765 million of the one bil lion dollars requested contending the program had notfielddown farm output appreciably Other congressional news MidEast Ended AP Wlrephoto OLD FRIENDS dent Eisenhower and his old friend nnd wartime assistant British Field Viscount Montgomery alight from the Presidents personal plane for a weekend at his Gettysburg Pa farm The President is playing host to the British war hero who is on a speaking tour in this country No Letup in Beck Inquiry WASHINGTON WkSenate rack ets probers saidSaturday they plan hearings next week on al leged demands by Teamsters Union President Dave Beck on an employer Beck aided with loansfrom unionfuncJs Robert F Kennedy counsel for the investigating Senate commit Rain Eases East Forest Fire Crisis By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ramfall heavier and sooner than expected put a virtual halt Saturday to forest fires that have seared the northeast for the pas week All the fires were reported ou or well under control in New Eng land New York and New Jersey Boston hadan inch of rain over night Occasional showers hac been predicted but there hac been doubt they would be suffi cient to wipe out the fire hazard Ban Lifted In NewYork Gov Averell Har riman lifted the ban on public us of forests in all but the state southern section which had onl a trace of rain At historic Plymouth Mass fire swept to within a few hundre yards of Jordan Hospital A army of 3000 firefighters con tained the flames 200 Evacuated In New Jersey nearly 200 pa tients were evacuated from a tu berculosis sanitarium for childre near Farmingdale when smok wreathed the buildings Firefigh ee said Roy Fruehauf president f the Fruehauf Trailer Co De roit and later Beck himself ould be quizzed on what Ken edy said were Becks demands n the company in the wake of e loan The committee previously eloped testimony that Beck oaned Ite million dollars in eamsters funds to Fruehauf Fruehauf faced lossr of con rol of his firm unless he got more capital The loans were re aid the senators were told Needed Money There has been testimony thai ater when Beck needed money he Fruehauf firmgot a trucking irm the Brown Equipment Co o lend Beck 5200000 Kennedy ndicated there were other de mands on Fruehauf by Beck and hat he intends to try to develop evidence along this line The committee has gathered a rowing mass of evidence alleg ng that the 62yearold Teamsters oss diverted vast sums of hi unions money for his persona use and profited from investin he unions multimillion dolla iunds Donol F Hedlung Seattle mort age banker associated with Beck n a series of complicated trans actions testified Friday he and Seek shared an profit rom raised y widow Bjecks best and closest eheney an official of the old AFL Fund Trustee Beck was trustee for the me morial fund Kennedy and Chair man McClellan DArk said Becks profiting from funds over which he was trustee was un ethical and abuse of a trust Absent from Senate hearings ior the past few days Beck fired back with a statement that finan cial wisdom in handling union funds had reaped a handsome profit for the Teamsters Beck said that during his five years as Teamsters president the yield on the unions investment portfolio had increased from 25 per cen to a present rate of 406 percent Beck said he also cleared with fellow Teamsters Union officials more than three years ago the handling of mortgage purchase with union funds through a firm ic National Mortgage Co Inc n which Becks nieces husband oseph A McEvoy was a stock holder McEvoy is one of a group in ers checked the blaze short of th hospital In Middleboro Mass 35 pa tients were evacuated from a nursing home in the path of a woods fire Mrs C Roberts Fort Dodge News Executive Dies FORT C A Roberts 83 president of the Fort Dodge Messenger since 1933 died Friday evening She had suffered a stroke 10 days before Mrs Roberts the former Helen Vincent wag a lifelong resident of Fort Dodge She was the widow of C A Roberts publisher of the Messenger from 1902 until his death Jan 1 1933 She was the daughter of the late Webb Vincent who came to Fort Dodge in 1855 and was a co founder of the first gypsum com pany here Mrs Roberts and her late hus AH About The Weather eludingDjivg Beck Jr the com mtteenasjbeep trying jo jquestibn months Several of them vere last reported in Canada Mason City Partly cloudy anc cool Saturday night low near 45 Considerable cloudiness no important temperature change Sunday high 6065 Iowa Mostly cloudy southeast partly cloudy weather north west Warmer central and west Saturday high 50s east to 70 west Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday with chance of showers and occasional thun derstorms south and west Sun day Warmer northwest Satur day night and southeast Sunday Low Saturday night in 50s Minnesota Mostly fair warmer Globe Gazette weather data up Probe Fires Poisonings at College PARKVILLE Mo UPI Investi gators tried to determine Satur day whether there was any con nection between recent fires on Park College campus and what college officials described as the arsenic poisoning of two students arid a nurse The victims who became ill aft er eating a meal on campus were reported recovering after treat They are Mrs Lucila Mat thews nurse and Miss Shirley Flint TDow City Iowa and Jon PorterGreenf ield Mo students Six fires broke outat the college this week The worst one heavily damaged Alumni Hall a class room building last Monday Atoms Sens John W Bricker ROluo and John J Sparkman DAla said they still are not convinced that the Ignited States should join a world organization to carry out President Eisenhow ers alomsforpoace program They made the remarks after Sec retary of State John Foster Dul les defended the organization be fore the Senate Foreign Rela tions Committee Friday The com mittee called Atomic Energy Cojnmission c i s L Strauss to testify Tuesday4 Civil Sen ThomasC Hennings Jr DMo complained that live Senate Judiciary Com mittee is working at a snails pace on a civil rights bill Hen nings Senate manager of civil rights legislation said he will of fer a motion Monday to have Uie committee meet in morning noon and night sessions until it acts on the bill Queen Ready to Approve Trip to U S WASHINGTON Eliza beth of Britain and Prince Phillip are due to visit the United Stales for about 10 days in carJy Oc obor according to plans which lave been worked out between Washington and London Persons close to tho negotia tions reported Saturday that the Queens formal acceptance to an invitation Eisen hower to come to Washington probably will be received hero in two to three weeks It has been pending for months offl cials worked out details Not Known Elizabeth and Phillip are ex pected to visit places other than Washington but diplomats said they did not know what towns and cities would make up the itinerary Arabia Iraq Now Friends THE UNITED THESS Two Arab of Saudi Arabia and Fcisal of Iraqmet in Baghdad Saturday for what may be the start of a powerful Western alliance in the East The visit of the Saud to young Fcisals home grounds signaled the formal end of a feudbetween the two kingdoms that stemmed from just after World War II when Sauds father threw Feisals grandfather out of the Arabian desert But more important to Ihe West it opened the door to an alliance between two oilrich Arab nations whose rulers hate and fear Communism v The slate visit will last four days Then it is possible that the two kings will invite young King Hussein of Jordan to join probably at a less conspicuous spot than King Saud conveivably could go to Jordan himself Mora Bond This would tic the three nations together with a moral bond if not by an actual pact r U S Secretary General Hammarskjold left Jerusalem for Dew Lint The Air Force has told a Senate appropriations sub committee that the Distant Early Warning Line will be substantial ly completed in another seven weeks and ready for operation soon The Dew Line stretched across the top of North America to provide alerts of any Russian bomber attacks will cost lion dollars million more than previous estimates except that it seems cetUiu Jamestown Va would be In cluded Talk of an invitation to the Queen was started originally by sponsors of this years celebra tion of Jamestowns historic past Handltd by Embassy So far all exchanges between New York Saturday alter smooth ing over somewhat his rough re lations with Israeli Premier Dav id BcnGurion Tho two mpn Issued a slaloment Friday saying their talks had clarified the situa tion in the tindcrbox Middle East Israeli sources said BenGurjon frankly told Hammarskjold he was displeased with the secre tarygenerals handling of the Mideast situation and that Israel would not permit United Nations troops on Us side of the armistice line with Egypt JIammarskjolcCin turn was re ported to have told BcnGurion to retract his statement that the 1949 armistice with Egypt was dead and lo renew the cease flro agreement negotiated by the sec retarygeneral a year ago Syrian At United Nations headquarters in New York informed said debate in Israels troubles with its Middle East may erupt next week on a Syrian complaint to be presented to life Security Council A male student was taken to Neurological Hospital Kansas ity for observation after the poi soning episode came to light Dr Robert E Long Park president he nor investigators would disclose the youths name He said the student under ob servation had suffered three men tal seizures at the college Dr Long told the student body Friday the fires were incendiary Albert Lea Boy 6 Hit by Train Dies ALBERT LEA Minn A six yearold Albert Lea boy Saturday was run over and killed by a train The victim was Jimmy Donahue son of Mr and Mrs Earl Donahue Jimmy and two companions were riding their bicycles across arailroad crossing when a Mil waukee freight train started back ing onto the crossing The two other boys made it across Jim my was hit by the train and sufl fered a crushed skull I Washington and London on the Queens projected visit have been iiandled primarily by the United States Embassy in the British capitol and have been covered with as much official secrecy as the authorities could muster This is normal in the ease of an invitation by the President to the chief of another State Neverthe less word usually gets around and reports have been current for about a year that the President would invite Elizabeth and Phil lip to Washington and that she would accept SAME In other Middle East develop ments first of a series of mili tary trials for persons charged with distributing Communist and antigovernment leaflets in Jordan started in Amman and the Jor danian section of Jerusalem Sat urday The charges were tively minor ones but involved some army officers arid leftist pol iticians rightwing protest started building up in London against Prime Minister Harold MacMil lans reported plans to tell Parlia ment next week the government will tell British ships to go ahead and use the Suez Canal on Egypts terms DP STRIKE ENDS SALZBURG Austria Some 3000 Hungarian refugees who ended an anti American hunger strike Friday warned they will resume the strike if immi gration to the United States is not continued in the near future In New York most state parksoanci were married in September were closed to the thousands who 1903In the erlv dvs after hc to 8 am Saturday planned a weekend of outdoor took thc newspaper she recreation An order from Gov Averell Harriman also suspended open season on hunting and fish ing and prohibited tenting hiking and camping in the woods CONVICTION UPHELD NEW YORK US Court of Appeals has upheld the perjury conviction and fiveyear prison sentence of Harvey Matusow ad mitted former communist Atomic Reactor Put Into Use at ISC AMES UP subcritical atomic reactor has begun opera tion on the Iowa State College campus college officials said Saturday The reactor is being used in the colleges graduate program of re search and study in the field of worked with her husband in put ting out the Messenger Survivors include two brothers Dr Beth Vincent a member of the board of Massachusetts Gen eral Hospital Boston and Don ald Vincent owner of Vincent Clay Products Co here and two nieces Private graveside committal rites for members of the family will be held in Oakland Cemetery he re Monday Albert Lea Host to Beauty Pageant ALBERT LEA Marian Ann Maximum Friday Minimum Friday night At 8 am Saturday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 56 44 55 05 64 51 Five Workmen Killed by Gas Fumes in Pit PEPPERELL Ala Iff Five workers were killed by gas fumes at the Pepperell Mills Inc bleaching plant Saturday Police Chief Floyd Mann reported Mann said one of the men dropped his spectacles through a nuclear engineering Nineteen McKnight Miss America of 1956hole in the floor and was over students presently are enrolled including officers of the armed forces who are taking graduateurday night A 70float hourlongjalso when they went to his res study as part of their continuingparade inaugurated the Firemen chopped through will crown Miss Minnesota in when he crawled after annual beauty pageant here Satthem He said the other men died military training cccdings Saturday afternoon line floor to recover the bodies EARLY CATCH These three fishermen are shown with an early morning catch at Clear Lake consisting of a walleye a silver bass and a crappie Saturday was the opening of the season for walleyes and northerns From left to right are Mrs Gerald Rafferty Andy Over beck and Mr Rafferty all of Mason City The catch was made off the point at Mclntosh Woods State Park Only scattered catches of walleyes were reported by midmorning on Saturday but most of the fishermen still were out on the lake trying their luck and for better success during the day   

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