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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 19, 1959, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspapei Edited tor ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THt N k W S P A P I K T HAT M A K I S ALL NORTH IOWANS N I I G H 0 R S HOME EDITION VOL 97 Associated Frew im Full MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 19 Connlilt H rwo eup in Iowa Fuel Tax Division Ike Submits Billion Budget to Congress One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE JSOU SuncU WOI Anns UIO TuesiU Qiilncy Thursda WSUl Cily Sat Urdu Dishonest Dollar Is Real Culprit pVER SINCE those dim distan days when man began sup planting some form of money for the simple Barter which had pre viously prevailed there has been an uncontrollable disposition lo pay off in shrunken values I seemingly is a temptation too great for man to resist My story with a litUe more re search than I am prepared to de vote to it could be drawn from those days when money took such primitive forms as beads salt and a dozen other items But Im go ing to stick pretty much to our own era mostly to our own day 1 might of course start with France which at this very time is going through the painful or deal of giving guaranteed value to its unit of currency the franc Russia China and many other countries have had like experi ence but France will serve best as an example because its story is now being featured in news paper headlines BACK IN THE DAYS of World War just 40 years ago the franc was valued at 20 cents Our tdhBgbboys in France fectly willing i can dollar for myself on my first visit to WHttt It COMES f KOM THE BUDGET DOLLAR Asks Increase in Postal Rates Gasoline Taxes to Help Balance the Treasury WASHINGTON Ml President Eisenhower Monthly Congress a hillion budget forecasting a spending ut of nearly four hillioii dollars and a precarious snrnlus of 70 million lie called il a confident budget that as sumes a surge of prosperity Eisenhower said Ilia hudgcl aims to restrain inflationary forces hat our money and erode our lo also said t paves the way for a lax cul in the reasonably foreseeable No tax cuts were proposed for Ihc present to help achieve the first balanced budget in three years he 1residonl is GEORGE MARCHI Job Redistricting Resolution to Legislature DES MOINES first ros Intion of the 1059 Legislature pro iding for rcapporlionmcnl of the Assembly was introduced i the House Monday by lcp ohn Mowry The resolution would provide Congress lo boost postal rales and gasoline taxes He also wants some ax loopholes plugged Any added postal revenues and proceeds from loophole plugging would increase budget receipts Gas lax money would go inlo n sepaiale trust fund which Eisen hower said would otherwise have lo be replenished out of he bud gel EISENHOWER said his fiscal blueprint for all ils emphasis on economy promises o increase AFTER 150 PERFORMANCES France The German dentally was valued at 25 cents in As Frances national character disintegrated and who doubts that Frances national character has disintegrated value of the franc has steadilydropped People knew that if they held their currency over night they were likely to see a depreci ation in ils buying power Conse quently they have tried to con vert it into material things at the earliest possible moment When I was in France some nine or ten weeks ago the going rate of exchange for tourists was 450 francs for oneAmerican dol lar But I knew and so did every body else that this wasnta re flection of the francs true value Lynn Winthrop Paroo Potter Backfh His 4fh Grade Glass or a House of 113 members a Senate of 55 members and our military liudgct calls The for hiking Defense By CARL B WRIGHT GlobeGaifnjL Staff Writer Lynn Potter the lad who Ml Mason City for the bright lights and glamour of showbiz follow ing the NorthIowa Band Feslival last June was back in his fourth grade class at McKinley School Monday He took his solo curtain call as Winlhrop Paroo in Meredith Will sons The Music Man at the KRNT in Des Moines Saturday night to thunderous ap plause It was the climax of a trip that Included several hundred Maso Cityans that Lynn had found be ing with his family at this tim meant more to him than being slar in the theatrical world A GREAT OVATJON was give the 10yearold performer wh took him through performances in more than 150 Los Angeles The person making the exchange was getting his cut THIS WAS DEMONSTRATED in the De Gaulle effort lo stabilize the French money system In the governments approach to the as Dallas San Francisco Denver Omaha and Des Moines WHEN FORREST Tucker who plays the title role in the hit musical introduced Lynn to the audience he said the company signment it was conceded thai Ihe francs value was no more than onefiflh of a cenf Thats another way of saying that one American dollar was worth 500 francs arid that todays franc is worth only onelOOlh of the franc known and used by the American doughboy in France in 1918 This condition would have been evenmore shocking to me if I hadnt seen an even worse de preciation of money in some other countries And Im thinking par ticularly of little Greece where the drachma had sunk lo such an extent that one needed either an adding machine or an abacus for the simplest transaction involving currency BUT NOT FEEL too su perior to France Greece or any other country in this money busi ness We too have seen a shame ful shrinking of money value with the brutal chealing of helpless people which always attaches to such depreciation Those wilh fixed incomes based on dollars widows pensioners and the like have been robbed by Iheir gov ernment Theres no nice way of slaling il The dollar today in lerms of what il will buy is worth less lhan half as much as it was in 1939 The aclual shrinkage has been 58 which wasplaying on Broadway Lynn was selected for the Win liirop Paroo role which was be ing played by Eddie Hodges New York When Wiilson came to Masoi iity he saw Lynn liked him ant dsked for an audition Lynn liac never acted before but he picker up the part a shy lisping boy ol he 1912 era Mrs Potter who has five other hildrcn saidLynn has mixed motions about quilling Die show he said he loves the cast and kcs lo play the role but docs ot like lo be away from his rothers and sisters LYNN CRIED when the cast resented an inscribed idenlifica on said Mrs Potter reads To Lynn from the Men nd Maids of The Music She said lie cried again when ic stagehands and wardrobe gave him a football aulo raphed with their names Mrs Potter said Hes just a ofthearlcd AllAmerican boy like the boy lie plays in the i Lynn has had a successful six sven many show onjmontbs of showbiz and plans now lucker told the audience which the road jon gojng lo collegc and His family was there lo see hisjdramalics but he has a few final performance and bring and high school o finish first As for The Music it has gone on lo Cincinnali It will be had set an attendance record for a tourmg company The Music Man played eight seli out performances in Des Moines for a gross Every seat inIhe seat LYNN POTTER theater was sold for every per forma nee gave his best performance at the i closing night he hadf persons to ride on a float in th North Iowa Band Festival parade The to rcsembl hit show EACH COUNTY would have a least one representative he fiv most populous counties wouli have three each and Ihe fou ndxl most populous counties we each The measure provides thai In five counties wilh the largest pop ulation would elect two senators each and the remaining 45 wouk be equitably apportioned amon Ihe other The Iowa Supreme Court woiili ute dutddrtnc counties entitled to more than one representative or senator THE MEASURE which since it calls for a constitutional amend ment would have to pass two con secutive sessions of Ihe Lcgisla ure and approved bythe voters contained no provision lo orce legislative action on reap portionmcnt after each federal census but provides that the Lcg slalure shall rcapportion itself each 30 years The amendment differs from the proposal of the Governors Action ommillee on Reapportionmcnl vhich provides for a Senale of 4 members and a Mouse of aboulj 25 represcnlatives each reprcl cnling as nearly as possible f Ihe stales population leparlmcnl military spending by 115 million dollars but projects a cul of HiH millions in arms aid lo other nations Democrats in Congress general ly were critical of the budget Re publicans Welcomed Ihe plans for a budget balance and said the al ternative is more inflation Sen John Sparkman DAla called the figures unrealistic say ing he found it hard to believe lhat congress will increase gaso line taxes or postal rates House Speaker Sum Hayburn DTcx said he hopes for a bal anced see Presidents p FOR THE I OP Leader the Republicans Charles A Ilallcck BARN BURNS AMES MVA fire of imdetot lined origin Sunday night de troyed a barn on Ihc R lien Packer farm just south o ere home LYNNS CAREER as an actor was launched last summer when his mother wife of George Potler a retired Navy man saw a notice in the for three Mason City Fair and cold Mon day night and Tuesday Highs Tuesday 59 Low Monday night 6 to 10 below Iowa Considerable cloudiness ex treme west fair central and east through Tuesday Colder south and east Monday night Continued cold Tuesday highsj 5 above north to 16 south Lows Monday night 10 below north lo near zero soulh Minnesota Sunny conlinued very cold Highs Tuesday 5 below to 10 above remembered by Manager Henry Wiemann of KRNT Theater as the biggest week in his memory of the theater SAME DATE IOWA SAFKTV IIKFAKTMKNT GlobeGazette weather data to 8 Monday Maximum Minimum At 8 up per cent Put another way to days dollar was 1939s 42 cents What this has meant in the practical working out of things can be best illustrated by consid ering the case of a person who CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum in 28 5 5 snow 28 24 GlobeGazetteweather data up to 8 Sunday Maximum 5 Minimum 10 RJnd p r a i s e d Eisenhowers Jtidgcl which he said will1 pro idc for a strong defense for pro gress in meeting human needs ind for a prosperous and expand ng Secretary of the Treasury Rob rt 13 Anderson indicated that if Congress boosts spending in Ihc cw budget a tax r than a become a eal possibility Anderson said revenue estimates or fiscal I960 assume personal in come in calendar 1959 will rise more lhan 20 billion dollars to 374 billions He said Die Treasury be lieves corporate profits will in crease lOVi billions to 47 billions and that the gross national product will advance nearly 20 billions to billions THE PRESIDENT disclosed Ihe current fiscal year which ends June HO the govcrn L ABRAHAMSON Over TV Program to Initiate County 4H Gamp Drive The Iowa 411 Camp Fund Drive jets under way in Cerro Gordo iinlv Monday with a1 15mlnulc nformalive program over KGLO Marchi 5 Others Removed Action Result of Discord DES MOINES ffi Stale rcasurcr M L Abrahamson Monday removed George Marchi as director of the motor vehicle fuel tax division and assumed personal charge of the depart incut Marchi said intolerable condi lions existed in the division and lie declared he whs never given full aulhorily to run it At Uic same lime he dismissed Marchi he treasurer fired five other employes of he division IN ANNOUNCING missal Abrahnmson said in a slaleincnl he director failed o perform Ihc duties assigned to him Marchi said intolerable condi tions have been developing in the division a period of many years because of improper admin istration of Ihe Last week a slate audit report sharply criticizedthe Ireasiireri office for failure to collect gaso line taxes due Ihc state It de clared the working relationship between Abrahamson an1 Marchi 5 was far from accord and THE FUEL TAX division if of the stales most important tax collecting arms Its receipts amounted to over 65 million dol ars and refunds tola led 15 million dollars fiscal year according audit Abrahamson said the dismissal of the five other employesof the TV being ono of the The starting at will consist of a panel dis cussing the camp and how its ac tivities fit into Uic 111 program of Ccrro Gordo County Al farm director at KGLOTV will be the panel mod erator Other members will CJair Ifein assistant county ex tension director Mrs William Eno 4H leader from Sheffield E V Rucker past president of the Ccrro Gordo County Farm Bureau George Bnchnke assis lanl slate Boys 4H Club leader Ofose and W Earl the Jowa 411 Hall Club a member of Foundation connected with the Jt was a coincidence that he other five were included in Mondays action by Abraham son office officials qdded The five were not identified Abrahamsons statement said Jial when Marchi was chiployed months ago he was instructed to orgmize and administrate the MVFT division in an competent His failure to properly perform has been shown further by the stale audit report released last wek THEREFORE I decided to personally lake c o m p le mentis finances will be even deep er in red than hnd been pre licted He said recessionhit reve nues will fall short of matching indicated spending of He sHid this whopping he biggest ever in viil make necessary another re uest to Congress for an increase the legal ceiling on he na ional debt For fiscal Eisenhower orccast revenues 01 rise of nearly nine billion ollars Me said ax receipts will e swelled to nearrecord levels y a rapidly advancing econ The goal for the county drive s More lhan has been raised in 62 other towa coun ties Inward Die com pie Lion of the S15 acre camp south of Uoonc 66Day Harvester Strike Concluded CHICAGO UPI About International Harvester Co em ployesbegan returning lo work Monday following ratification of a new threeyear contractto end a Widay strike The United Auto Workers said locals at 15 Harves ter plants in six slates voted over whelmingly during the weekend lo ratify Ihe pact and end Ihc walkout which began Nov 13 The pact calls for annual pay in creases of 6 centshourly or icrccnl whichever is greater IMPORTANT PARLEY Republican National Chairman Mcade Alcovn cen ter chats with Anna Lomas Red Oak AP Pholofax and Charles VfiUenmeyer Davenport on Alcorns arrival in Des Moines for a lop level strategy meeting Story on page BY THE Presidents calcuU ons present revenue laws alope ouldnt produce a balanced idgct He is asking Congress pass legislation hat would in crease budget by 600 million dollars in fiscal Eisenhower proposed raising 350 millions by again boosting postal rales which went up only last August He will submit de tails on this and other revenue proposals later The federal gasoline tax would he hiked lo cents a gallon from the present 3 cents The added lhan 600 million dollars the first year would go into a special trust fund to finance roadbuilding Eisen hower said the increase designed lo keep the in the black should go into effect July t and expire on June 30 along wifh revised ptnsion vaca tion health and welfare clauses DIES AT 100 FORT DODGE wi The Rev Edward G Saundcrson who cclc chargc of the Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax Division and I am on this date requesting C B Akers audi tor of stale to assign one of his auditors full time tothis division until it is well established that Ibis division is operating accord ing lo the policy and practices ac ceptable by the Slate of Iowa and the slate auditors office The other five employes were dismissedfor various An additional comment from the treasurers office said lhat the five additional lo Marchi were offenders only against absentee and other office discipline regula tions MARCHI he without notice and was fired added It as a sur didnt come exactly He said that in politics such actions were not unexpected braled his 00lh birthday Ihrcc weeks ago died Sunday at a home for the aged here In Marchis case it also hap pened two years ago when he was dismissed as stale personnel di rector by Gov HerscheJ Loveless The Loveless act was considered a party move Both Abrahamson and Marchi iare Republicans Mother Relents in Murder Try When Children Scream PARTOW F J a 21 yearold woman was charged Mcnday wilh pouring gasoline on her two tiny children and setting them on fire because they were gelling on my nerves and in lerfering wilh her love life J u a n i t a Irene Hamil told sheriffs deputies she locked her daughlcr Sharon Kay 4 and son Olin Vivian 3 in the bath room of their home at Polk City Sunday and waited for the flames lo end their lives But she said their screams ofJTenn agony caused her to relent and send for neighbors who battered down the bathroom door Little Sharon Kay was reported in serious condition in a hospital from burns over 25 per cent of her body The boy escaped with minor burns The sobbing woman told Sheriff Hagan Parrish the children were ruining her romance w i th a foot 5inch pipe worker William Ernest C a b o 40 Sieverville   

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