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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 1, 1960, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDIT I OK VOL M The Newspaper That Makes All North lowans Neighbors United Prew Full Wirw MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 1 1940 Copy ContUtf of Two Taxes and how we volunteer 700 extra agents needed to jog our memories By FRANK ELEAZER WASHINGTON UPI Our top many Dana Latham keeps reminding us we have the great est voluntary income tax sys tem in the world Thats why he wanted 100 extra revenue agents this year It seems we volunteer best when somebody is watch ing Congress thought this was rea sonable and told him to go hire the agents So I got to wonder ing how this has worked out Wellthere was the case of the baldheaded salesman His tax offering seemed shy to the agents They wondered especial ly about a big deduction for cost and upkeep of a hairpiece JUST A NECESSARY and normal cost of his business the salesman explained What he sold was vitamins to help hang onto youth Lathams agents re gretfully knocked the claim in the head About 60 million of us volun teered something on or before last April 15 as the voluntary tax law requires But the ex panded staff of revenue agents every day now turns up fresh indications we werent always enthusiastic enough in our fil ings Take the question of casualty loss Thats what you suffer when a tree falls on the roof or a hurricane smashes the win dows These are acts of God and you can claim deductions for em when you figure your taxes The Sixties are Peace hopes bright Bj THE ASSOCIATKI PRESS A highhearted world cheered i960 Friday with buoyant hopes that good days lie ahead In most countries it was one the gayest celebrations in years Many national loaders saw prospects for mounting pros perity and a more stable peace In such a mood millions made merry with shouts songs and shenanigans while church bells lolled and bands played Thousands turned New Yorks Times Square into a reveling ea of humanity In Rome howers of pots and buckets cas caded into the streets at mid light Auto horns blared on the ave lues of Paris and fireworks jnnged a salute in German cities Scottish bagpipes wailed Champagne flowed in the res taurants of Vienna It was a spirited farewell to the old decade and a gladsome greeting to the Sixties Optim ism was the dominant note British Prime Minister Harold Ready to act on payola Rogers asks two changes TIME FOR THE CHANGE Edith GlobeGazette Photo by Musser Jean 6 and 59 as a new decade dawned year at midnight Thursday but they made note of Jean and Edith are the daughters of Mr and Mrs the occasion at a more sensible hour Friday Here Max Sowers 1112 W State lows Snow or rain Fri day night and Saturday ex cept possibly rain along south ern border Increasing south erly winds east Friday night Strong shifting wind west late Friday night and over re mainder of staleSaturday Wanner southeast and ex Macmillan in a special mes sage looked forward in I960 to relief from the heavy burden of arms U S Secretary of State Chris tian A Hcrtcr noted despite un altered conflicts anew atmos phere of hopefulness for the so lution of world problems In both East and West there were predictions of economic health and growth The pro jected spring summit conferences underlined Hie outlook for peace PresidefttrBisenhower y relumed from his memorable world tour observed the holiday with friends and family at his Augusta Ga retreat ACROSS THE NATION com munitics welcomed the new year wlih traditional festivities frolic and church services Pa rades and football games were the highlights in several places For the Soviet Union the Another bad weather trend It develops a s have been Itlairiiitfgdeductions for the loss their husbands Lathams helpers are sympathetic of coursed But the fact a man has been killed oh the highway does nt make him a casualty loss in the eyes of the tax man But keep trying ladies Times change Consider the matter of ter mites Home owners for years have been claiming termite damage as a casualty loss In ternal Revenue agents just as regularly have been bouncing the claims back disallowed Now comes the U S T a x Court with a ruling which blows the tax man at least half out of the water In the case of a Win ter Park Fla fellow it said re cently that under some circum stances termite damage can too qualify as a casualty loss THESE circumstances may not be too clear in every case Im afraid The question of suddenness seems to be cru cial And when the termite claims start winging in next April 15 Lathams extra tax men may wish they could crawl right into the woodwork this year I guess theyve been busy A lady taxpayer unfortunate ly not otherwise described in re ports to the revenue boss thought her three great danes might qualify as dependents She said they were necessary to her health and safety She explained they kept away wolves A male volunteer sought to deduct from his income for his several purchases of bourbon He termed these outlays civic contributions He said local au thorities during a drouth had asked residents to go easy on water DIES OF INJURIES OTTUMWA Gran by 57 Ottumwa who was in jured when struck by a car here Christmas Eve died in a hospi tal Friday Police said Mrs Granby walked into the path of a car driven by Sybil Carr Ot tumwa No charges were filed Heavy snow moves into Iowa WASHINGTON The new year prospect for the muchin vestigated broadcasting industry Friday was a close of federal law against such things as pay ola and quiz rigging A sterner enforcement of pres ent laws and regulations ap peared an even more immedi ate probability A day after President Eisen made public a special re port he had asked from Ally Gen William P Rogers most discussion was not about wheth er laws against fakery are need ed but how should be moving into Iowa from thewest Friday and the Weather Bureau warned that heavy snow will fall in the ex treme northwest The snow was expected to spread eastward over western and central sections The forecast called for strong shifting winds in the west and over the rest of the state Saturday Warmer readings were pre dicted for the southeast and extreme south with lows rang ing from 25 in the north to 35 in the south The Weather Bureau said the snow heralds the approach of colder weather starting this weekend and continuing into midweek The fiveday forecast says temperatures willaverage 3 to 6 degrees below normal Friday night through next Wednesday Highs in this pe riod are expected to average around 20 northwest and in the upper 20s in the southeast Average lows pre dicted for the 5 days are from near zero in the northwest to 10 to 15 in the southeast Rain or snow was forecast for Saturday and Sunday and again about Wednesday Meanwhile icy snowstorms reaching blizzard conditions in some areas lashed a dozen Western slates At least eight persons were reported killed in thefirst assault of the mas sive Storm front Howling winds whipped snow across the plains to make holiday automobile travel extremely hazardous Blizzard warnings were posted in Montana Souih Da Nebraska Kansas and northeastern New Mexico by the US Weather Bureau Winds as strong as 50 miles an hour were giving the plains states a cruel hammering Woman celebrant suffocates in Sioux City fire SIOUX CITY on A woman died of suffocation early Friday in a fire that broke out after a New Years Eve party in an I apartment here Dead was Ada Glazis 35 1959 total WA MFKTT DEPARTMENT FIGURES who shared the apartment with her husband Rudy 32 The fire which Assistant Fire Chief Ed Higrnan said probably started from a cigarette in an overstuffed chair was discov ered about am Glazis escaped with slight burns Two other persons who were in the apartment Airman Donald Cramer 22 of the Sioux City Air Base and Mrs Marilyn House 18 Sioux City were no injured Police said Glazis told them a New Years Eve party started about 9 pm Thursday night Of ficers said the evidence showed the participants had been drink ing and playing cards Occu pants of eight other apart ments located above the Gar vey Appliance Store were forced out of the building Citizens police force set up at Albert Lea ALBERT LEA Minn The National Guard is expected to be removed from striketorn Albert Lea Monday and a citi zens police force take over G o v Freeman announced Thursday he hopes to send the guard home the first of th week The Governor said condi tions at theWilson Co plan have improved enough to war rant the removal of the Guard At the same time Ally Gen Miles Lord left Albert Lea afjc helping set up the home polic force Carl Lindahl forme Frceborn County sheriff ha been named to head the 50ma citizens police group TOKYO planned isit of Russian Premier Nikita Chrushchev to Indonesia next month may pay off big dividends or the f President Eisenhower skips he uncommitted nation on his expected visit to Asia this pring It has been expected in west ern diplomatic circles in the ndonesian capital for some time hat the Russian premier would isit Indonesia But the an nouncement Friday of his plans stillcame as a surprise Firstr e a c ti o n was that Khrushchev beats Ike to punch on Indonesia Khrushchev might have decided to rush his visit to the big island nation to try to patch up the steadily deteriorating relations between Indonesia and Commu nist China The Communist Chi nese and Indonesia have oeen at odds for some time over an Indonesian government ban on all alien retailers in rural areas The ban affected hundreds ofi thousands of Chinese But probably the best guess is that talk of a visit to Asia by President Eisenhower has caused Khrushchev to speed up his visiting plans sweeping they IN GENERAL Rogers recom mended some additional law principally more vigorous en forcement by the Federal Com munications and Federal Trade Commissions Several congressmen who have played prominent parts in last years investigations said however they are ready now to go well beyond Rogers recom mendations for changes in the Ireinc south Friday night lows 25 north to 35 south Cold er west and central Saturday Fiveday Iowa Temperatures Friday night through Wednes day will average 3 to G de grees below normal Highs will average from around northwest to the upper 20s southeast Lows xvill average from near zero northwest to 10 to 15 in the southeast The weather will turn colder Sun day and Monday with little change thereafter Precipita tion will average moderate to heavy with amounts from onefourth to onehalf inch oc curring as rain or snow Sat urday and Sunday and again about Wednesday celebration was mostly in homes but Moscows streets were crowded and sparkled with decorations Premier Nikita Khrushchev toasted in the new year at a Kremlin parly with government officials scholars and artists A Moscow radio commentator said in a broadcast beamed to sTorth America 1960 is dawn ng under happy auguries Al though the path to peace may be rough and thorny mankind is nevertheless marching forward nlong hr path wilh s tc ady strides West German Chancellor Kon rad Adenauer predicted Western strength will hold firm and said the acute threat to Berlin has been beaten back for the mo ment FRENCH PRESIDENT Charles dc Gaulle foresaw ex pansion and progress as the keynotes of 1960 Even in trouble spots there wasjubilance Every amuse mentplace in Taipei on For HVCIH UldCC HI 1 lUULJ Ull i Ul GlobeGazette weather data up mosai Vas packed Ajj was qujet to 8 a m Friday Maximum Minimum 31 22 Long New Years weekend starts off on safe pace Traffic73 Fires9 Miscellaneous 3 Total 85 By The Associated Press The nations motorists ap peared to have started the New Year weekend at a safer pace than in the first hours of last Misunderstanding just typo error KEOKUK of communications and criminal the Keokuk City Council were n the spot Thursday when a eport showed they spent n a pair of slacks for a para act But the matter was leared up when the misunder standing was found to have een caused by a typographical rror The council had paid the noncy for slacks for a parkette w e e ks Christmas period Travel was lighter on New Years Eve and in the early lours of 1960 than for the com parable period at Christmas Early reports showed traffic deaths running about 50 per cent lower But police throughout the country planned allout accident preventive measures during the long holiday period which laws Rogers advocated two imme diate changes in existing law 1 TO MAKE it a federal crime for an employe of a broadcasting company to plug a product for payment on the side payola Present law ap plies only against the station 2 To give the Federal Com munications Commission a wid er choice of penalties to assess against errant members of the broadcasting business He said the present law expressly pro vides only one punishment ban ishment from the air This is so drastic he said it is rarely in voked He suggested as lesser alternatives the temporary sus pension of licenses or the grant holiday ing of conditional licenses Then without advocating ofthe citys parking meter maids them the attorney general sug gested two other possible changes that might be consid ered later Putting networks themselves under federal regulationas in dividual stations now are anc broadening the power of the Federal Trade Commission to move against false advertisin started at 6 pm Thursday deceptive trade practices in ends at midnight Sunday Jany area of the economy Its The vigilance stemmed to seek injunctions i the heavy accident death tollijmvted now to food drugs de during the 78hour Christmas holiday period The final count showed 493 persons killed in raffic accidents The National safety Council estimated 320 persons may lose their lives oni he highways during the New Year holiday AP Photofax TWINS RETURNED TO FOSTER PARENTS Mark and Mike Evans 2 are reunited with their fos ter parents Mr and Mrs Fred Dixon Dallas Tex Their natural mother is under indictment for kid naping the boys Nov 8 from their courtappointed wards the Dixons She took them with her to Los Angeles after a visits but law enforcement agents tracked her down vices and cosmetics on the offshore islands the Chi nese communist guns silenced for the holiday In Cuba despite government warnings of a possible yearend invasion attempt by antirevolu tionary forces the country was in an exultant mood It was the first anniversary of the banishment of dictator Fulgencio Batista and Havanas plush casinos and night spots swarmed with celebrants In Tokyo Japanese launched the new year by scrubbing their homes polishing their streets and stepping out in new hairdos and tradition symboliz ing a fresh start in body and spirit 2 men perish in Wisconsin blast Young nonstriker at Cedar Rapids plant attacked CEDAR RAPIDS young nonstriking worker at Wilson Cos meat packing plant here was in a hospital Friday with injuries he said were in COLBY Wis ruins of fluted by two men who fol a feed mill and grain elevator ripped by two violent explosions lowed his car and beat him William Pityer 22 was re were sifted today for the bodies ported in fairly good condition of two men believed dead in theiwilh a head concussion and wreckage The building a tooth that had been shattered Thursday and sweptj knocked out by flames that continued to burn pilyer told police that he and in isolated areas past Arnold Iowa City an Damage was estimated at nonstriker drove off aft 000 Three men were hospital ized SINGER WEDS HOLLYWOOD Jul ieLondon and musician Bobby Troup were married N7ew Years Eve cr leaving work at 8 pm Thursday and later were stopped by a car containing the men and a woman He said he did not know any of the three Arnold said he was not at tacked but the men called him a scab YOU SAID A MOUTHFUL Sultana a handsome Bengal tigress proudly holds aloft for all to see one of the five kittens she gave birth to at the Seattle Wash zoo It was the second time in hernine years shes given birth to quints The average litter for tigers is three   

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