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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 24, 1957, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for th MASON CITY GLOBE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I 0 W A N S N I I G H I O R S GAZETTE VOL LXIII Associated and United Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY rOWA FRIDAY MAY 24 1957 Land Sale Slated Iowa Probers Hear Beck DBS MOINES of an Iowa Highway Commission trans action involving a land purchase in Waterloo w i 11 ie aired publicly next Wednesday by the legislative committee investi gating commission affairs Rep Clark McNeal RBelmond said Friday McNeal is committee chair man He said at Belmondthat the committee is processing sub poenas for appearance of the parties concerned He declined to name them At Waterloo however Emory Loomis Democratic member of thecommission appointed by for mer Gov Leo Hoegh RChari said he is perfectly willing when the time comes to tell the story to the whole world Dis closures havelinked Lopjnis to the transaction but Loomis has stressed he did not gain in any way t Referred to Erhe At Centerville Com mission Chairman Robert K i Beck said the Waterloo matter was discov ered by one of the commissions own employes a nd referred to Atty Gen Norman Erbe by the commission In a statement Beck This Waterloo property matter was first discovered by one of the Highway Commissions own em ployes Lloyd Rouze He was in the recorders office in Waterloo when the difference in the sale price of the landin question was called to his attention Mr Rouze conducted a prelim inary investigation and reported it to his superiors in Ames who promptly reported it to John But ter chief engineer at his first op portunity Butterreported the en tire matter to the fuU commission Complete Disclosure The very same day I went to the attorney generals office ac companied by Loomis and made a complete disclosure of all known facts to Mr Erbe He urgentlyrequested a full and com plete investigation should be pur sued Commission sources said that recordsshow the commission bought the 76 acres within the Waterloo city for last winterirom Mrs Wilfred Prentice wife of a Water loo real estate broker The land is to be used as the site of a high way maintenance garage Prentice has his office with Commissioner Loomis who also is a real estate man Mrs Grace Helsel 62 Waterloo widow said she sold the land to Mrs Prentice last winter for 500 minus commission Records in the Black Hawk County recorders office at Water loo show that on Nov 16 1956 Mrs Helsel sold to Mary Pren tice Route 4 Waterloo seven and a fraction acres of land at a total price of approximately as indicated by federal revenue stamps affixedto the deeds The records also show that on Jan 8 1957 Wilfred and Mary Prentice sold thesame tract to the highway commission for ap proximately according to revenue stamps on the deeds At Waterloo Friday Commis sioner Loomis declared the entire transaction was conducted in good faith by the parties concerned He said Prentice had no advance in formation when he purchased the tract that it might be needed by the commission Thli Paper Consists ol Two SectionsSuction Ona No 194 DBS MOINES h e Iowa pany the applications There is National Resources Council said no renewal fee Friday it is proceeding to take control of the use of water in the state for the first time This was Adenauer Lands in New York NEW YORK ft Konrad Ade nauer West German chancellor said Friday West Germany knows its alliance with the West offers the bestguarantee for the peace of the world and the reunification of Germany Adenauer arrived from Bonn in a chartered plane for talks with American officials The 81yearold Chancellor de clined to be interviewed on his arrival at Idlewild Airport but he issued a formal statement Sunday morning Adenauer will fly to Gettysburg to be President Ei senhowers personal guest Later the two will go to Washington STRIKE OKD EAST MOLINE 111 cal 1304 United Auto Workers Thursday authorized local leader to call a strike against the Inter national Harvester Co plant here COOLING OFF HIS TOOTSIES Harold Speed McKenzy SfoifVM says since hes a Mason City mail man MeKenzy does his bit to emphasize National Foot Health Month by removing one of his brogans and fanning away the perspiration with his cap following the days Iowa Proceeds to Take Control of Water Usage authorized in a legislative which became effective May bill Forms for applying for permis sion to use water have been pre pared and may be obtained from the council office in State house A fee of must accom Herikel Given Contract for LargeSchool The Henkel Construction Co Mason City Thursday night was awarded the general contract for the construction of the Southwest Junior High School in the Inde pendent Consolidated School Dis trict No 38 at Albert Lea Minn The contract was for Work on the construction is to start immediately Two sections of the school are scheduled for completion Aug 15 1958 and the third section by Nov 1 1958 Bernard J Hein of AlbertLea and Hamel and Greene of St Paul were the architects will be employed as soon as per s o n s who can qualify can be found he added The law setting up the water control code provides that the employes must be qualified by training and experience We wont know whether the four will be adequate to handle the work until we have had some experience in the operation of the 5aw Bullard commented The water code also provides that the membership of thecoun SAME White meani no traffic death In past Si hours R Gf Bullard acting director of the council said also it is planned to add about four more persons to Sarne Pattern handle the the council staffto added duties They Government May Buy Turkeys cil be increased froni its presen seyentQninerThe additional ap are to be made by Gov Herschel Loveless i Adverse Ruling After an application for wate use is made it is scheduled fo hearing before a water commis sioner one of the additional pel sonnel to be added by the coun Cil In case of an adverse ruling th applicant may appeal to the coun cil There also is provision for ap peal from a council ruling to th District Court The law requires approval fo the use of water in excess of 500 gallons a day with four primarj exceptions Municipalities or their supplier need not have a water use permi unless the use is increased bj 100000 gallons or 3 per cent pe day whichever is greater over f I f thefm fhA outbreak of emotion WASHINGTON governPrior to th ment may have to go into the act the highest per day beneficial us effectiveness of th market in the fall to buy turkeys to help keep producer prices from own source of supply within th f 11m IVTin rt t tumbling A record crop of turkeys is beipality will regulated when ing raised on farms this year and such use exceeds 3 per cent o experts are predicting the pro ducer much prices may average as the time the measure became as four or five cents a pound below last year Such a de cline they said would put many farmers into the red The agency currently is buying eggs in an effort to support prices which are running sharply below a year ago BULLETIN DALLAS Tex UP Ator nado struck the town of Olton Tex in the southern pfains shortly after 1 pm Friday First reports said that about 25 houses were blown away and that ambulances had been called in from surrounding towns from border rivers or ground wa ter on islands or former islands located in those rivers 3 Existing beneficial use of wa ter within the territorial boundar ies of municipalities 4 Any other beneficial use of less than 5000 gallons of water per day Cost of Living Rises Again Food Prices Are Big Factor WASHINGTON The gov ernment reported Friday thai liv ing costs rose to another record level in April for the eighth straight month A sharp rise in food prices was a major factor The Bureau of Labor Statistics said its index increased from March to April by threetenths of one per cent This was enough to give auto matic pay boosts of two cents an hour to 1400000 workers in the auto electrical and farm equip ment manufacturing industries Wage rates of these workers are partly geared by union contracts to changes in the government liv ing cost index The more than one million autoworkcrs will also get a sixcent hourly boost on This was previously negotiated In addition to the rise in food costs prices of most other major groups of consumer goods and services also rose in April Cloth ing was the only major group showing a decline for the month apparently due to the post Easter price declines Food alone rose onehalf of one per cent with meats fresh fruits and vegetables all showing in creases Industrial users who have thei territorial boundaries of a munic law Action Is Unprecedented overnor Sales Embassy at Taipei Attacked 9 Americans Are Injured TAIPEI Formosa Wl Chinese mobs went on an anliAmerican rampage Friday ravaging the U S Embassy and information of fice besieging a military head quarters and chasing Americans on the street Nine Americans were injured The American flag was hauled down from the embassy flagpole and torn to shreds Thousands of Chinese worked up to a frenzy by the acquittal of a US Army sergeant whokUlec a Chinese peeping torn stormec the embassy and spent most o the afternoon tossing broken fur nit u r e and torn documents through the windows The disorders spread and the mobs tried to invade the US mil ttary communications center in the Sugar Building About 100 Americans slammed down the storm gate and were besieged in side Veto Action Criticized by GOP LEADERS y UNITED PRESS Republican leaders in the Iowa criticized Gov Herschel C Loveless Friday for vetoing the per cent tales tax bill Sen D C7Nolan City said the veto was abuse or the executive powers Hes usurping the power of the to declare what Sen XT Prenti RMount one of the proponents of the sales tax extension said he could not understand Gov ernors action but added If rhfs the way he wants to run th SfvV lTeuf said u lf know addltional Avenue and Weve got to go back to the 2A per cent seles tax Rep Robert Carsen House Republican floor WUe UP With Ifernatve rather than repeat his request for transferring 7 mil lion dollars in road funds to the general fund About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy with ah occasional shower or Ihun deistorm Friday night and Sal urday High Saturday 7478 Low Friday night around 50 Scattered thunderstorms showers ant w e s I Friday their highest per day use prior to middle cordon and troops in an the time the measure became a inside lmewhite armored cars ffit Information Service office and ransacked it in the same pattern as at the embassy Furniture pa pers typewriters and equipmen were wrecked and tossed out o the windows Later amob of 20000 or more besieged police headquarters de manding the release of agitators seized in the antiAmerican riots law was declared Fri day night and three divisions of Chiang Kaisheks troops poured into Taipei to maintain order The Nationalist government the recipient of millions of dollars worth of US military and eco nomic aid and the protective arm of the 7th Fleet hastened to ex press regrets Its ambassador Hollington K Tong told Washing ton officials the riots were and denoted antiAmerican sentiment Defense Lines Friday night three lines of de fense were set up around the American Embassymilitary po lice in a handtohand chain in the outer ring civilian police in a middle cordon and troops in an Primary Exemptions The primary exemptions from regulation are 1 The use of waterfor domestic and livestock purposes were stationed at strategic points Guards were rushed to other American installations and to American homes especially in outlying areas Two of the Americans injured ia livestockpurposes in the attack on the embassy were 2 Any beneficial use of water hospitalized Thev IHP hospitalized They were the press attache Alexander Boase who was seriously but not critically beaten and security officer Carl Ackerman who was hit on the Young Mother Loses Bet With Lloyds NEW YORK UP A young mother ji two sets of twins Thursday night tost a 525000 bet that she could do it again Jean Blechman 29 Free port N Y gave birth to a now will have to pay Lloyds of Lon don Mrs Blechman and her husband David 33 had a bet with Lloyds that the housewife would again have a multiple birth Uloyds in sured the Blechmans for at 141 odds that she would not head but not seriously injured Marine Sgt William Sutton was sent home after receiving six stitches The riots started after M Sgt Robert R Reynolds of Color a Mo and Coatesville manwhose acquittal stirred the left with his wife and 7yearold daughter by chartered plane for Manila A US court martial found the sergeant inno cent Thursday of charges of vol untary manslaughter of a Chinese caught looking through a bath room window while his wife was taking a shower night and over state Saturday CoolerSaturday Low Friday night mostly in 50s Fiveday p w Temperatures will average near normal Sat urday through next Wednesday Normal highs 75 north to 78 south Normal lows 5inorth to 55 south Cooler over the weekend Warming trend abdti Tuesday Precipitation will av erage onehalf inch to one inch m thimdershowers over the weekendand again Tuesday Minnesota Increasing cloudiness Friday jiight with scattereti showers and thunderstorms Saturday partly cloudy north cloudy with showers and thun derstorms south High Saturday from around 50 extreme north to 60s south GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Maximum Thursday es Minimum Thursday night 42 At am Friday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 70 44 Warmer Air Begins to Move Into Iowa Warmer air began moving into Iowa Friday the Weather Bureau predicted temperatures would average near normal dur ing the next five days Precipita tion was expected to average onehalf inch to one inch in showers and thunderstorms over the weekend and again on Tues day The warming trend was ex pected to continue Friday night when lows in the 50s were pre dicted Cooler weather was fore cast for Saturday with afternoon highs in the upper 50s and lower Refuge Is Granted to Jewish Pair fc TALLAHASSEE Fla iRTh Governor ofPlorida Thursday re fused to hand Mr and Mrs Mel vin B Ellis over to the Stale o Massachusetts as kidnapers o their foster daughter Hildy Gov Collins denied the reques of Massachusetts GovFoste Furqolo to extradite the Ipwis touple tofacecharges they kic naped the 6y e a rod girl the have raised almost from birth Massachusetts courts hav ruled the Ellises must give up th child under a law requiring adoptions within religious faith where possible Natural Mother The natural mother of Hildy i a Roman Catholic Mrs Frances Ellis tearfully ap pealed to the Governor at a mbin ing hearing to help her keep Hildy Mr and Mrs Ellis stood si lenlly holding hands when the de cision was announced at a jam packed hearing room Both were crying and neither could answe thequestions of reporters very happy wa all Elliscould say His wife sa in a chair beside him and mur mured Thank God thank God Deeply Touched Collins took the unprecedented step of presiding personally be cause the decision involves so deeply the lives of the blonde ilueeycd child and the many pco le who love her Eliis said deeply on ernors office Wednesday to find rhere huge stack of letters telegrams and pctilions carrying as many as 10000 signatures trom people interested in Hildy The mother Marjorie McCoy said she did not know the Eilises were Jewish when she signed adoption papers when Hildy was 10 days od he was ftouched visiting the Gov Pleven Expected to Get Premiership PARIS Rene Coly was expected to nominate a premier Z3rd since World War II i Political observers expected him to call on former Premier Rene Pleven 56yeSiroId head of the Central Resistance Party to succeed Socialist Guy Mollet Mol let fell Tuesday night when he re quested a giant tax increase to fi CAN STAY IN FLORIDA Mr and Mrs Melvin Ellis andthen adopted daughter Hildy 6 are all smiles after the Governor of Florida refused to return them to Massachusetts to face alleged kidnapingcharges Hrldy 4 iv n iciut alleged KicirirUjinc cnarcre iinct nance the costly Algerian war has lived with the Ellises since she was 10daysold i Special Session in Fall Also Rejects Money Bills ROM OUR WIRE BEKVlCSi DBS MOlNESGov Herschet Loveless Friday vetoed a bill o extend the 2V5i per cent ax past July 1 fulfilling a se he mado soon afler taking of ice in January Historians said they could re all no time in the 111 year his ory of the state the governor has vetoed a major tax bill The veto means the sales and use lax will return to 2 per cent midnight June 30 Vetoes Money Bills Loveless also announced his veto of five bills to spend more than 16 million dollars for capital improvements al institutions of the Board of Regents Board of Control and Ihc State Conserva tion Commission Loveless said he would call a special session of the Legislature next deal specifically with a new program of capital improvements The Governor read his mass veto message at a news confer ertce of newspaper men and tele vision and radio representatives He gave four reasons for vetoing the total of six bills 1 Appropriations made by the recently adjourned General As sembly do not require the amount of revenue that would have been raised by the tax bill during the next two Greater Tax Burden 2 The retail sales tax imposes a greater tax burden on low in come with large numbers of children and retired people relative to their income 3 The tax puts merchants in onethird of Iowas border counr ties at a disadvantage in compet ing with adjoining states where there is no sales tax or the tax is lower thanthe2V4 per cent rate 4 The way the tax bill was written 15 million dollars would have been dissipated to school districts without promoting reor ganization or reducing local propi crty taxes The veto also meant income taxes will drop 6 per cent and corporation taxes 33 per cent The Republican Legislature tied exten sions of the present rates into the sales tax bill in an effort to make t veto proof Take Effect in 58 Without the extensions thost axes will revert to 1954 levels That means lowans will pay nstead of on the first of axable income with proportion ate reduction all the way up the scale Corporations will pay a ax of only 2 per cent on the net ncome of business done in Iowa They now pay 3 per cent The income tax reductions will o into effect on taxes paid in on tfiis years earnings owans who split their payment his year as is permissible for sums more than will not get a second half reduction The Legislature set up a budget if before it went home May 3 The veto of the capital improvements bill reduces that budget to S143 million a year for he biennium that wilt begin July By the same token Slate Comp roller Glenn Sarsfield estimated evenue during the same period vould amount to at least S151 mil ion Loveless action will reduce cvenue to million No Handicap The Legislature sought to pro tect an estimated million in the reserve fund of the state treasury Loveless said his veto will mean that fund will be re duced to million He repeated a stand he has taken for some time that is there is no need for such a large sum to be idle Loveless maintained the veto will not handicap long range im   

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