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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 15, 1959, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited lot Hi VOL M AnocUUd tad OmiUd Iiterutiaul fan LMM Tht Newspaper That Maker All North lowons Neighbors MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 15 HOME EDITION 7e i Copy Paper CooiUtj of Four I Moscow Improves Youll Note Many Changes in Walk on Gorky Street By GEORGE SHERMAN New York Herald Tribune News Service in Mos cow is a planned expedition where a wellp laced elbow j counts as muchas knowing which goods will arrive where and when Shops are no longer the bleak reminder filled needs The shopper can find what he wants even if the quality does not always please h i m and the price may be above him ERROL FLYNN Laughing si on DBS of ficials had under study Thurs day a report of audit saying that in the past Iowa has been doing a poor job of collecting all of the fuel taxes due from all those who use the roads Poormanagement of the state motor vehicle fuel tax division was cited in port delivered to Gov Her schel Loveless late Wednesday by the threeman commission vset up to conduct the audit Affairs of the division have been kicking around in public circles for several years and boiled to a peak while the 1959 Legislature was in appropriated for the thoroughgoing check ordered by the Governor In general the accountants found There is mv evidence of wholesale eva sion of taxes by distributors and special fuel dealers On the other hand there is no way to tell how much money the state lost through failure to collect it from truckers and others State Treasurer M L Abra hamson who has jurisdiction over the motor vehicle tax di vision Said many procedures critifcized in the audit have been corrected and that he still had under study the 82 page report The threeman commission also said that through joint efforts of his employes and the auditors administration of the gas tax law will be improved letter to the Governor accompanying the report the commission saidj Many of the problems of the motor vehicle di vision stemmed from inade quate proce dures which resulted in a loosely controlled operation which in turn failed to util ize properly the personnel and equipment of the Members of the commission were Clifford Rugger Mason City Albert Augustine Des Moines and Dean Sidney Winter of the State Universi ty of Iowa college of business administration Their report said that be cause records were not avail able in interstate truck opera tions and other fields it could not be determined the amount of taxes that had gone uncol lected during the audit period from Jan 1 1958 to March 31 1959 Some private esti mates had put the figure in the millions of dollars Iowa law prohibits any mo tor vehicle from bringing more than 20 gallons of fuel into the state without paying the Iowa tax on it The tax is 6 cents a gallon on gas and 7 cents a gallon oh fuel oil In some cases truckers have been found to turn in ifraudalent receipts in other cases the receipts covered fuel actually bought at sta tions in a neighboring state which maintain Iowa mailing addresses and occasionally receipts purported to show fuel bought at nonexistent Iowa stations Affairs of the motor vehicUr fuel division came into pub lie view several years ago when George its director He said he found instances of apparent laxity and inefficiency before he took over Then the treasurer fired Marchi Abrahamson said Marchi had been hired to straighten out the division affairs and during the 22 months he was in charge he failed to do so On the winters night I first walked down a Moscow main street four years ago I saw onl two neonlight sighs shin ing out over the dim street lamps on to the dirty advertised the virtue of a sav ings account at the State Bank the other the virtue of drink ing a soft cherry drink same main streets are changed out of recognition Gorky Street is alight with signs for meat deli catessen and barber shops A shop selling glass sports a huge tulip and daisy in pink green and white neon The variety of signs now proclaims that the dawn of consumer choice has arrived FOUR YEARS AGO there was only one kind of drganiza ton in the shops Overworked Heart Attack Fatal to Errol Flynn 50 VANCOUVER B C UP Errol Flynn whose reallife ad ventures often outdid his swashbuckling movie roles died Wed nesday night in an apartment where he had dropped in for a drink He suffered a heart attack He died said Mrs George Caldough Flynns hostess during a visit here He was having a good time and enjoying The graying 50yearold actor was en route to the airport with Mr and Mrs and his 17yearold protege Bev erly Aadland We just dropped in to see some friends for a Mrs Caldough said sajd hecomplained of a pain in the back and the doc and irascible salesgirls showed wares to equally irascible tomers who first had to push and talk their way the crowded counters There hav ing decided what he wanted the customer had to force his way back through the crowd and join a long queue to the cash iers box There he paid the price a n d received a ticket With this he had toreturn to the other end of ter and vie chithold ers to receive riis He lucky if all this took less tor they were visiting took him into another room for relief He lost consciousness while the doctor was out of the room for a moment she said An inhalator crew worked over Flynn for 57 minutes and then he was taken by ambu lance to a hospital where he than an hour This basic system but the shoppers time has been halved More supplies and more shops have thinned he crowds If the salesgirls are still not quite polite they at least have time to think about it and the customers have more opportunity to choose what they like EVERY S O V I E T shopping center is dominated by Uni a large general de partment store and Sunday the only workfree day is shopping day In Ivanovo a textile town 200 miles east of Moscow along the TransSiberian Railway the Univermag squats on the main street As in every other Soviet provincial town the hurrying crowds and roughhewn build ings create a frontier atmo sphere But inside this old wooden store the pace has become more leisurely In the cloth depart ment customers niove among 15 stands of woolen samples carefully fingering each one be fore going to a counter to buy Four years ago there was noth ing like this j Prices range from 60 to 75 rubles for a yard of cloth The average monthly wage in Rus sia is 800 rubles at the qffi cial rate of exchange about but at the tourist rate of exchange which is considered closer to reality about In the shoe department they can now sit down on chairs to try shoes before they buy them at for an average pair of wom ens shoes about 150 rubles or MOSCOW ITSELF now has more than 150 self service stores mainly for groceries and small personal things They were started as an experiment in 1955 And over in GUM the great department store on Red Square opposite the Kremlin a weary shopper can buy himself a refresher at a standing cham pagne bar The newest and biggest tion to Moscows shopping cen ter caters exclusively for chil dren and the Russians claim that Detski World is the biggest childrens itore in the world It covers about square yards on the corner of Dzerzhinsky Square and a big addition will be made to U next year was pronounced dead on ar rival said Flynn on his arrival here six days ago WelLJthat speaks for itself I like young women because they give you a feeling of He came to negotiate forthe sale of his Zaca Caldough reportedly was inter ested in the luxury vessel Flynns dashing manner both on and off the screen raised the blood pressure of feminine ad mirers and male rivals It also brought him headlines and law suits remains actor was married three times He was separated from his current wife Patrice Wy more who is appearing at a Washington night club U S to Have Its Own Disarm Plan UNITED NATIONS Word circulated Thursday that the United States will present a rival arms plan when Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchevs total disarmament proposal goes before the 10nation East West committee in Geneva Sources close to the dele gation to the said Ameri can disarmament experts are working quietly with the State Department on a plan covering the whole arms question as well as the thorny problem of ade Flames Still Loose Near Los Angeles LOS ANGELES officers started evacuating resi dents in the lower end of Ar royo Seep Canyon as a foothill brush fire Thursday moved toward suburban communities north of Los Angeles The caused by a reckless flip of a has covered about acres of watershed along a 30mile per imeter The blaze is about a mile from the town Altadena north of Pasadena This was on the southeastern front of the flames ON THE NORTHERN perim eter the blaze made another major breakthrough seared 500 acres of a FOR MEDICINE Nobel Prize to 2 Americans STOCKHOLM Sweden Uft Two American scientists awarded this prize in medicine for pioneer research into the basic mechanisms of heredity They are Dr Severno Ochoa of the University Medical York and Dr Arthur Kornberg of Stanford Uni versity California The decision was taken by the Swedish Royal Caroline In of Medicine and Physiol Alice former badyvocalist of the Law as it picnic area known as Oakwilde and raced toward Angeles Crest Highway a major thorough fare Although the winds had sub sided in the fire area prospects TV show gets a congratu latory kiss from comic Red Buttons af ter her Opening night as a solo perform er at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles AP Photofax She left the Welk band last summer af ter a spat over the type of sing Friends expected her to kick off her shoes and do a sexy night club act but she surprised them and strictly fol lowed her TV format quate controls for controlling the blaze stil were dim One county fire captain said It looks like itll take a couple of days at least We havent had much rain at all the last few years and Ive never seen the brush so dry STUFF doesnt burn it Only a few homes had been damaged since the fire broke out Tuesday along the Angeles Crest Highway above the foot hill suburb of La Canada But flames were only a mile or so from other expensive homes and a burst of the whimsical wind could put them in genuine peril Death in Crash Ruled Suicide STUART Joint 35 Menlo committed suicide Thursday by deliberately smash ing his car into a railroad over pass abutment near here Guth rieCounty Coroner E A Star ling ruled Joint died in an am bulance enroute to a Dexter hospital Joint earlier had threatened to take his life in that exact manner the coroner said This and other circumstances led him to rule the death a sui cide BLAST KILLS 4 LOS ALAMOS Four men unloading conventional high explosive scraps at a dump near this atomic laboratory city vere killed Wednesday when he material exploded KEEP ANTARCTICA FOR Peaceful Purposes WASHINGTON UP Secretary of State Chrrstian A Her ter pledged Americas dedication to the principle that Ant arctica should be used for peaceful purposes only and not become ah object of political conflict Herter set out the U S position at the opening of a 12 nation conference aimed at insuring peace over the cast and still unsettled regions of the South Pole This country hopes the 12 nations the Soviet Union in cluded will agree on a treaty banning military of the cast subcontinent The aim is to dedicate it to cooperative scientific undertakings Agreement on an antarctic treaty U S officials believe could improve the atmosphere for negotiations on the other EastWest issues The proposed inspection system to make sure there are no Antarctic military violators could serve as a pilot system for a future disarmament plan THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON TO THE NEWSPAPERS THE NAT ff jt S J v f f J v ji pleasure to take part in the twentieth annual observance of National Newspaper f S f 1 Your Freedoms Textbook is afine theme for this observance To it stands for the American journal ism report daily affairs of their communities wiin zealand accuracy they helpto supply our citizens with the lessons of history to gether with the information which is required to make history move steadily forward in the direction of freedom and justice I am delighted to add my best wishes forthe success of National Newspaper Week Mason City Increasing cloud ness warmer Thursday nigh with low in the lower 40s Mostly cloudy and mild Fri day high in lower 60s Iowa Partly cloudy warme Thursday night lows in the 40s Considerable ctoudincs Friday continued mild south east but colder and windy northwest highs upper 50 northwest to upper 60s south east Further cloudy and colder Saturday Minnesota Partly cloudy show ers High Friday 3555 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Thursday Maximum 62 Minimum 30 At 8 a m 38 YEAR AGO Maximum 82 Minimum 45 SAME On the Inside Editorials Page 4 SocietyNews 67 Latest Markets 10 Clear Lake News 1314 Mason City News 1617 North Iowa 18 Comics 21 Tractor Overturns Iowa Farmer Killed LOVILIA Hutchin son 51 died of a broken neck Wednesday wnen his tractor overturned on his farm near here while he was trying to pull Chance for Strike Agreement WASHINGTON W The hea of President Eisenhowers in quiry panel on the steel strik Thursday urged the industr and union to resume direct ne gotiations and seek an agree ment before Sunday to avert TaftHartley law injunction Both the industry and unio seemed to accept the suggestio made by panel Chairman Georg W Taylor at the windup of th panels hearings But no imme diate negotiating arrangement were made THE NATION wants a settle ment soon of the damaging strike Taylor lectured both sides He said that if they are unable to reach agreement by negotia tion they should consider sub mitting their differences to ar bitration or a decision by out side neutrals R Conrad Cooper U S Steel Corp executive and Union President David J McDonald replied that they preferred ne gotiations rather than arbitra tion TAYLOR SAID there are two main road blocks thwarting a settlement HP said these are the work rule changes demanded by thi industry designed to promote operating economy and the matter of wage and benefit in creases for the strikers The Federal Reserve Board j ogy The reward signaled an ex plosive biochemical advance in the basic scientific level of heredity The prize this year is worth Swedish The money comes from trusts set up under the will of Alfred Nobel Swedish inventor pf dyna mite The prizesfirst were awarded in 1901 and are given for chemistry physics litera ture as well as in the field of medicine and physiology In ad dition there is the Nobel Peace Prize AMERICANS ALSO won prize for medicine last year They were George Beadle Ed ward Tatum and Joshua Leder work in genetics The work Ochoa and Dr centered on the chemical structural pattern of iereditjv notably the key sub stances of Acid and RNARiboNu cleic Acid The Caroline Institute said in ts official citation that the two American scientists were award OCHOA KORNBERG meanwhile reported that indus trial production declined only slightly last month despite the steel strike Its index fell one point to 148 per cent of the 394749 averages The board in dicated however that the steel walkout is having impact this month a greater SWEET REVENGE NEW YORK UPI Sweet ed the prize for their discov eries of the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of RiboNu cleic Acid and DesoxyriboNu cleic DR OCHOA 54 is a of Luarca Spain Kornberg 41 was born in Brooklyn N Y The Caroline Institute which gave half the priie to each man said it was honoring two of the best biochemists of the present time in their most active In reporting findings in 1955 Dr Ochoa head of biochemis try at New York Universitys college of medicine and head of a team of experimenters in that school said the process involves oining small molecules info another tractor out of a ditch revenge for Detroit A sign seen I chains like beads on a string on a new rearengine American Ochoas group vas believed to economy car Volkswagen go j be the first to put them together I in a chain Society Must Face Problem of What Goes On in Prison EDITORS NOTE This is the fast in series of articles ori prisons by Erie Stanley Gardner famous writer of mystery stories who also is a respected authority on prison reform and prisoner rehabili tation The were writ ten for tha Lee Papers of Mon tana a state in which there have been recent prison inci dents By Erie Stanley Gardner Society overlooks the fact that ftcr a man has been in prison or a certain time much as he hates prison it nevertheless be comes the normal background of his life When he gets out he is lost He knows how to get along in prison but he doesnt know how to get along in society The re sult is that much as he dislikes to return to prison he goes back Of course he goes back All of tiis friendships have been formed with criminals all of his oppor tunities once he gets on the out side are illigitimate Sooner or later he to be caught After several terms of imprison ment he becomes vicious and embittered or simply a total loss to society a man who is at home only in prison a man who regards being apprehended and resentenced to prison as an oc cupational hazard of the life is forced to lead WE ARENT GOING to any answers until society faces the problem and society cant face the problem until it knows what is going on in prisons It lias to know what the problem is before it can face it Percy Lainson retired Iowa warden had the idea that
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