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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 14, 1959, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited tor OM GITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL 1J The Newspaper That Makes Xjl North I o wans Neighbors UnJUd Full MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 14 COPJ o rwo OM UT Pillars of Capitol Tell Story Must Dispose of Several Hundred Tons of Them 1 By DON IRWIN York Herald Tribune News Service WASHINGTONSeveral hun dred tons of eroded but historic sandstone lie carefully crated on the grounds of the United States Capitol looking for a new home The sandstone is the dismem bered remainder of the build ings old East Front which has been systematically but care fully razed over the past five months Now as workmen clear the site for the proj ect that will duplicate the East Front inmore durable gray white marble authorities are brooding about what to do with the old stones FEELERS HAVE been put severalmuseums includ ing Washingtons Smithsonian Institution but proposals to make the old one or more exhibits are hung up on two obstinate facts It is very big even in parts and is s u f f i c 1 ently deteriorated by weather so that at least one school of experts warns that it must indoors if it is to be used safely in any perma nent display The deterioration of the sand stone Jed originally to the deci sion to rebuild the front It may block various proposals to re erect the old pillared portico in some appropriate outdoor set ting among them Arlington Na tional If the portico isto be rebuilt indoors it will require special treatment for it is 48 feet high and 61 feet across the front Each of its 24 columns con sists of a nineandonehalfton shaft that is 24 feet long With base and Hellenistic capitol in place each column stands 35 feet high With the pediment added the facades height is about that of most fourstory buildings Carious plans for dis playing it have been discussed A DECISION on what to do with the remnants now num bered boxed and piled behind a greenvstockade near the Capitol will be put up to a meeting of the Capitol Extension Commis sion tentatively scheduled for early next month The commis sion is headed by House Speak er Sam Rayburn Texas Demo crat Its other members are Vice President Richard M Nix on Sen Everett M Dirksen minority leader of the Senate Rep Charles A Hal leck minority leader of the House and J George Stewart architect of the Capi tol Stewart is cataloging the va Russian Jets Harass Another ane AP Photofax THE CAMPAIGN IS Joan Norris Den ver displays some of the campaign gadgetry the Republicans are featuring at the annual GOP Womens Conference in Washington A Young Re publican National committeewoman Miss Norris is all decked out in buttons hats and pennants even though the presidential election isnt until next TARGET SLOWPOKES DES MOINES dont belong oh the states superhighways according to members of the Iowa House The House Monday passed a bill whichwould make it il legal to drive under 40 miles an hour oh fourlane fully con trolled access highways The proposal was in the form of an amendment to a bill passed earlier by the Senate setting maximum speeds on such highways at 75 miles an hour in the daytime and 65 miles an hour at night The bill now goes back to the concurrence in the House amendment Satellite in Orbit of Poles But Vanguard Shot Fails VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE Calif II a satellite was in polar orbit Tuesday carrying in its nose cone a space capsule the Air Force hopes to catch in the air near Hawaii The recovery experiment may be attempted later Tuesday The capsule was described as a miniature of the type that someday may be used to return men froni space stations Discoverer II was launched by a Thor rocket from this mis sile base Monday while across the nation fellow scientists were experiencing a disappointment AT CAPE CANAVERAL the Air Force tried unsuccess fully to put two satellites into orbit from a single launching vehicle Vanguard III Flying off balance the Van guardrocket three minutes after blastoff and plopped into the Atlantic Ocean The trouble was in the tem peramental second stage which houses the complete guid ance and control system of the Vanguard Authorities said the first stage performed well boosting the rocket to aheight of 138 miles in a little over two minutes But shortly after ignition of the sec ond stage a jolt shook the 72 MONUMENT TO arrivals begin to fill the seats before the start of dedication ceremonies at the Robert A Taft Memorial in Washington The beli was built with public subscriptions in honor of the late Ohio senator AP Pholofnx ried plans thus far submitted for decision by the commission Most of them contemplate placement with one or more mu seums of the monumental por tions of the East Front the por tico the carvings from the Tym panum and walls and the bad Revision of Iowa Income Tax OKd DES MOINES Iowa Senate Monday revised the ly weathered statues that flanked the steps This still leaves a lot of his toric but nondescript stonework and other miscellaneous relics for disposition Most are not of museum caliber but arc of po tential interest to patriotic anc civic groups Various plans for their dispersal among the states are under consideration THE EAST FRONT project has turned up some interesting sidelights on the nearlyforgot ten art of monumental stone construction with hand tools Using techniques little changed since Roman days it took from 1793 to 1829 to complete the sandstone portion of the Capitol that lies between the newer state income tax structure It passed 3114 a bill which is ex pected to bring in an additional million a year in slate rev enue Under the bill taxpayers would figure their state income tax by multiplying their federal income tax by eight per cent For example a person mak ing a year presently pays in federal taxes and to the state By taking eight per cent of the federal tax the taxpayer would pay un der the Senate plan THE EIGHT per cent tax bill was endorsed by Gov Herschel Loveless It was passed and sent to the House over a plan offered by Sen Jack Miller R Sioux His bill would have used the federal exemption structure in figuring state in come taxes Opponents of the eight per cent bill argued that it would lit the lower income brackets foot rocket and knocked it off course Unable to withstand the stress a shroud protecting the two sat llites broke away and feoth of them popped out prematurely at a height of about 200 miles The entire assembly then plunged into the sea It was the seventh Vanguard failure in nine tries Another marblefaced House and Senatejby making them pay equal Mason City Generally fair and warmer Tuesday night lows in the low 40s Wednesday in creasing cloudiness and slight ly warmer with the high in the mid or upper 60s Iowa Generally fair and warm er Tuesday night lows in the 40s Wednesday increasing cloudiness a little warmer south highs in the 60s north east to 70s west and south Further partly cloudy and a little cool er Minnesota Mostly fair pleas ant Highs Wednesday 5565 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Tuesday Maximum 59 Minimum 32 At 8 45 YEAR AGO Maximum 63 Minimum 33 wings The wreckers have turned in to the architects office manj mementoes of past construction methods a doubleended iron template used by stonecutters to assure the symmetry of the lit tle columns that supported the old balustradeatop the build ing lead stonebolts used to se cure slabs in the steps rusted shovels and plumbbobs One of the most appealing relics is an oversize pancake of lead feet in diameter and a quarter of an inch thick The lead pancake is a by U S income Tax Deadline at Hand WASHINGTON UPI Wed product of methods archaic building million Americans April 15 the law says is the deadline for getting your income tax return into the offices of Uncle Sams tax collectors taxes in effect with those wilhjnesday is TDay for nearly 61 higher The House already has passed a bill which would boost state income taxes by about 6 per cent lowans now are paying state income tax of 75 of one per cent on the first of tax able income per cent on the second and so on up to per cent on all income above over It was estimated this bill would bring in 000 a year to meet rising appro priations The pight per cent measure in the form of an amendment THE HOUSE approved billidraftcd by Sen Lynn Potter would boost rates to 80 of one per cent on the first er cent on the second and on up to four per cent on all would knock out about no pay returns presently filed with the state backers of the bill said three or four remain to be fired IF DISCOVERER II achieves proper stability its instrument ed nose cone is scheduled to be kicked loose on command from ground tracking stations and float earthward beneath a para chute Eight Hawaiibased C119 Fly ing Boxcars are awaiting orders to swoop on the achute and try to drape it across a 30footlong trapeze bar sus pended beneath each plane The parachute and capsule would then be reeled into the pfjane The parachute would come into range of the Air Force C 119s at about feet The planes would have 10 minutes to snatch the parachute from the air If they failed the buoy ant capsule would be fished from the ocean by Navy vessels patrolling the recovery area The capsule contains instru ments fo supply oxygen and con trol heat and atmospheric pres sure Other instruments will check how effective these envi ronmental systems are designed to keep small animals alive in future satellites There is no animal in Discoverer II REGARDLESS of the outcome of the recovery attempt spokes men said they were elated by the second successful orbit in the Discoverer series Discover er I fired Feb 28 circled the earth 17 days before falling jack into the atmosphere and jurning up Seven hours after Mondays launch spokesmen announced the satellite was whirling around the earth northtosouth every minutes Its path from pole to pole Look it as far out as 243 miles and brought it as close as 156 miles It was travel ing miles an hour With this orbital pattern es tablished by tracking stations in Alaska Hawaii and Vanden berg the satellite is expected to remain aloft at least 30days It will continue sending radio beacon signals during Us Jife trme i Memorial to Sen Taft Dedicated WASHINGTON ent Eisenhower Tuesday dedi atcd a lofty bell tower of white marble as an enduring monu ment to the late Sen Robert A Taft a man who gave himself unslintingly for the good of all The President standing before a 10foot bronze statue of Taft at the base of the fluted bell tower rising more than 100 feet above a small Capitol Hill park said the late Ohio Republican was many things to many While Taft described himself as a Eisenhower said an admiring nation now acknowledges that he was in finitely was a liberal in his championship of individual rights and opportunity but he was also the very symbol of in formed and responsible conser vatism in everything affecting the nations economy Eisenhower who defeated Taft for the Republican presidential nomination in 1952 said one time political foe who later be came a staunch friend was a vital link in his own relations with Congress si jap fishermen Increasein Return Loaded With Red Propaganda TOKYO W Fiftyone Jap anese fishermen returned from five months detention in Com munist China Tuesday in fishing Doats plastered with proCom munist signs and slogans The fishermen were cool to heir welcoming families and II praised the Peiping govern ment Signs on their boats said Foster friendship between Japan and Communist China Abrogate the JapanUnited States security treaty Down with the Kishi cabinet Protect Peace Road Patrol Size Granted DES MOINES bill in creasing Iowa Highway Patrol strength from 275 to 325 men was given Senate approval Tues day The Senate passed the bill 39 6 after defeating an amendment Chinese patrol boats captured the men off the Shantung Penin sula last November which would have increased the patrol by only 25 men Sen John Walker RWil liams said he thought a 25man increase was sufficient since it would he rrfany years before the interstate highway system is completed and the need for additional patrolmen exists We dont need patrolmen at every four square Walker said and surely some consideration must be taken of the man who pays the Sen Jack Schrocdcr RDav one of the proponents of the bill said During this SAME 159 IOWA SAFKly DEPARTMENT FTGDRESi TfBUck i means traffic death In past 3J houn session we have imposed many more duties on the patrol such as enforcing new speed limits and there is a need for addition al men in Chairman Frank Hoxie R Shenandoah said that at pres ent each patrolman is responsi ble for about 900 miles of road and about population AP Photofax Jim and Lynn born April 10 1957 It WHAT A PARTY rMr and Mrs Ed ward Cunha Rurnford play the role of supervisors as theirtwosets of was the firstbirthday party for all twins have a joint birthday party since one planned a year ago for Jim From left are yearold Patricia and Bill and Lynn was interrupted by the ar born April 11 1958 and twoyearold rival of Pat and Bill Altitude Ceiling1 Disputed Cargo Craft Not Attacked BONN Germany planes have buzzed an Ameri can Air Force transport other incident in an air corri dor to Berlin the Embassy disclosed Tuesday An embassy spokesman said two Soviet jet fighters harassed anAir Force doubledecker pro peller transport on its way back from a routine cargo delivery flight to Berlin April 3 The embassy spokesman gave this account of the April 3 incident THE BIG MILITARY version of the Boeing Stratocruiscr was lying at about feet when two Soviet MIG jets came up from behind and began cruis ing each about 100 feet from a wingtip of the American plane Then without notice the two MIGs shifted position in a dan gerous maneuver One fighter crossed over the top of the American plane the other crossed just under the Ameri cans belly The American pilot reduced altitudea little This seemed to satisfy the Russians for they flew away The whole encoun ter lasted only a few minutes The spokesman charged the Soviet jets with very danger ous He said American and Soviet officers at he fourpower air safety center n Berlin had exchanged verbal jrolests each accusing the thcrs fliers of dangerous air actics J W B E B U R 0 V chief spokesman of the Soviet Em bassy in East Berlin comment ing on the incident indicated the Soviet Union is standing by its demands that American planes fly below feet in the corridors The Soviet standpoint is known and has not Beburov told a reporter The United States Monday re jected the limit the Russians are trying to put on the corri dors and said planes will fly as high as they need to whenever they want to A for mal American note was deliv ered to the Soviet Foreign Of fice in Moscow The Soviet Union has warned the United States that it cannot be responsible for the safety of American planes flying above feet With the new turboprop and jet transports coming into full service the Allied powers have been determined to establish clearly their right to fly in the corridors at any height The jet type planes operate more efficiently at altitudes above feet 2 Iowa Men Killed When Car Overturns VINTON UPI Two men were killed instantly about mid night Monday when their car crashed off a county road four miles west of here The victims were Alfred L Blair 45 the driver and Roy C Dedrick 43 both of Vinton Blair apparently lost control of the car on a curve and it rolled over Tractor Overturns Iowa Farmer Killed HA WARDEN UP Aljie Lar son 67 waskilled Monday when he tractor he was operating on ns farm near here tipped over nd crushed nim CRASH INJURIES MUSCATINE Ober y 21 Wapello died in a hos ital here Tuesday of injuries eceivcd in an auto accident unday   

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