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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 2, 1961, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Idittd for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL 99 Associated Press and United Press International Full Lease Wires The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2 1941 7o a Copy Paper Consists of Two No TM Erbe wants million budget Antirecession program outlined Eyes still on crown jewels Golden age of pageantry By MEL DOUBLES WASHINGTON A modern Raffles would be hard pressed to realize the dream of his pro fession stealing the crown jewels f With the decline of monarchy a few collections of royal gems remain intact or in public view the National Geographic Society says The fabulous hoard of the Russian Tsars is one notable exception it lies in Aladdin caves in the heart of the Kremlin Denmarks gems glitter in supersafe glass cases in Rosenberg Palace Copen hagen Britains Regalia dis played in the Tower of London are protected by ingenious rays and every other appropriate re source of science KEEPERS OF Britains Jewel House have long been amused by known burglars who come to feast upon the sight their faces reflecting with equal intensity avarice and frustration Despite all precautions how ever imperial treasures are oc casionally hijacked Hitlers henchmen made off with many royal jewels Part of the famed Rothschild Collection d i s a p peared during the Nazi occupa tion of France but was later found in a Frankfurt bank vault At wars end three American Army officers one a woman lifted the Hessian jewels from a castle In 1953 thieves scaled the walls of the Hohenzollern castle in southern Germany and snatched the Prussian crown jewels none of which was insured Curiously the burglars left behind the Kaisers crown POLITICAL STORMS of the 20th century also have dispersed the royal symbols amassed through the centuries Not long ago gems that once adorned Queen Geraldine of Albania went on sale in New York reportedly for funds to help Albanians in exile Blue bloods since the onset of the golden age of monarchy have found their diamonds not only to be comfortable friends but as negotiable as bluechip stocks Crown jewels have helped build palaces outfit armies and navies and pad the dowries of princesses Though Britains present Regalia can hardly be equaled in richness and splendor they are not particularly old Original pieces were destroyed under the Commonwealth in 1649 OLIVER CROMWELL in his frenzy to rid England of all traces of monarchy tossed diadems swords vestments bracelets and other insignia in to the melting pot Lost for all time were such irreplaceable objects as the Crowns of Ed ward the Confessor and Alfred the Great New regalia had to be made for the restoration of Charles II Many old gems notably the Black Princes ruby were fortunately recovered The Im perial State Crown worn by Elizabeth II at her coronation contains the eggsized ruby as well as the Second Star of Africa and 2800 lesser dia monds It is the worlds most valuable single piece of jewelry Even in a world that has little time for pomp an aura of romantic intrigue surrounds surviving crown jewels In the Russian diamond treasury is the 200carat Orloff once the eye of a Mysore idol Passing from hand to hand amid violence and decit it was finally bought for by the exiled Prince Orloff to regair favor with Catherine the Great His thoughtful little present failed to win Catherines hand as he had but she consoled him with the gift of a marble palace AP Photofat GROUND HOG IS Dudi a pet ground hog hedges a bit on this Ground Hog Day He stays inside the house where his shadow cant get to him Rudy surveys the weather through the window of his mistress Lois Woodford Atlanta Ga Ground hogs in Iowa certainly didnt see their shadow what with the snow blowing a good sign among the superstitious who now say spring cant be far away No evidence of foul play in death here To continue inquiry Mason City authorities Thursday said there was no ex ternal evidence to indicate a 57yearold woman met death here in March 1958 through foul play A report from Pine City Minn indicated that Minnesota authorities plan to investigate the death in Mason City of Eva Hunter alias Eva Hentes alias Eva Henter Minnesota authori ties believe that Eva Hunter was the wife of Levi Henter ar rested in Bainbridge Ga in connection with the death of an un identified man at Pine City Jan 18 Investigation already has shown that Renters two other wives both died under cious circumstances Eva Hunter died in Mason City while she was sitting in her husbands car at 22nd and S Federal The couple was driving through the city from Ypsilanti Mich to Alexandria Minn Henter stopped the car after the blowout of a tire Dr J E Christopherson Cerro Gordo County medical examiner at the time declared the probable cause of death was a heart attack Dr Christopher son said Thursday there was no evidence externally of foul play and no external injury was apparent Minnesota authorities indicate Henter had two wives before marrying the woman who died I Minnesota Variable cloudiness M J O T4l rfh r The Weather North Iowa M o stJ y cloudy through Friday with occasion al snow accumulating to 1 to 3 inches southeast portion by Thursday evening Continued cold Lows Thursday night 5 12 Highs Friday 1218 Iowa Mostly cloudy with snow early Thursday night and again late Friday New snow accumulating up to 3 to 4 inches in the southeast Lows Thursday night 5 northeast to 1015 southwest Highs Friday 15 north to 2025 south in Mason City The first woman diedin 1955 or 1956 after a heart attack Pine City officials are now in jvestigating her death to de termine whether she had con sumed poison The second woman died after Henters car was sideswiped on a county road The woman was thrown from the car according to the story Henter told at the time and was pinned in the ditch where she drowned The car that supposedly hit the Henter car never was found Guided missile may be named honoring Iowa DES MOINES IDPA The Iowa Daily Press Associa tion has learned that there is a distinct possibility a U S guided missile will be named for the state of Iowa If this occurs it will be the first time any state has so been honored Its reported the missile will be nicknamed the Hawkeye in honor of Prof James Van Al len of the State University of Iowa who has received world wide acclaim for his work with missiles and in particular the snow flurries Highs Friday 15 to 25 GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 am Thursday Maximum 20 Minimum 9 discovery Belt of the Van Allen 4010 vote Iowa Plan approved by Senate DES MOINES UP The so called T o w a P 1 a n amendment to the state con stitution to reorganize the method of naming judges of Iowa courts weathered a storm in the Senate Wednes day and was approved 4010 The proposal is the same one sanctioned by the 1959 Legislature and needs approv al without change by the 1961 Legislature before it can be submitted to the voters THE SENATE completed its phase of the legislation and sent it to the House for final approval The constitutional amend ment affects both Supreme Court and District Court judges Jurists instead of standing for reelection when their terms expire would have tenure but also could be replaced by popular vote Any judge voted out of of fice would be replaced by nominating commissions The plan does not upset the present justice of the peace setup THE SENATE defeated six amendments offered by leg islators who contended that the proposed system would re move the peoples control over the judiciary P r o p fl uents said any change in the amendment would delay the time when it could go into effect When Sen D C Nolan R lowa City who headed the opposition was faced with the apparent certainty he could not block passage of the bill he said This is bad legisla tion but if you can live with it I can live with it Nolan a lawyer had pro posed four amendments in an effort to make the bill work able Three of his amend ments were defeated and he withdrew the other Other amendments were proposed by Sens Lyn Potter DCresco X T Prentis R Mount Ayr John A Walker RWilliams and R G Moore DDunlap NEW SUB LAUNCHED NEWPORT NEWS Va UPI Navys newest and largest Polaris submarine the atom powered Sam Houston was launched here Thursday SAME DATE196043 N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES YASSIADA ISLAND Turkey Adnan Menderes was convicted of misusing up to 13 million lira million in public funds during his 10 years in office Sentencing of the ousted premier was put off until the end of the current mass trials of leaders of his regime now in progress VIENTIANE capture of the impor tant road junction of Sala Phou Khoun was viewed by military observers here as the most significant success by Laotian government forces against the Reds since Prince Boun Oum was installed as premier in midDecember Kennedy announced that Britains Prime Minister Harold MacMillan would visit him at the White House during the week of April 2 r WASHINGTON Key lawmakers doubt that President Kennedy would be able to persuade Con gress to boost postal rates or gasoline taxes How ever they figured Kennedy might be able to stop a reduction of 1 cent a gallon in gasoline taxes that is scheduled to take effect on July 1 JFK asks higher pensions WASHINGTON W resident Kennedy Thurs ay handed Congress a weeping anti recession program built on faster fed iral spending higher old ige pensions and an emer gency extension of unem ployment pay Kennedys tightly packed 500 word special message wrought the news that jobless ness rose by 900000 in January o a total of 54 million The President said he woulc ubmit further proposals to Con gress within 75 days if busines does not improve KENNEDY DID NOT provide Congress with cost estimates o any of his proposals as he 1 Called for quick approval of higher Social Security benefits or some 4Va million Americans Deluding a boost in the minimum monthly pension wostep twoyear increase in he minimum wage to and then amhour a speed up in federal contractletting am construction government ak to depressed areas federal re lief payments for the childre of jobless fathers Kennedy proposed paying fo Social Security expansion b adding another of one pe cent to the tax on both employ ers and workers The increas would go into effect Jan 1 1963 along with the rise of V4 of on per cent already scheduled fo that date 2 ANNOUNCED executive ac tions beside those disclosed in his news conference Wednes day to stimulate credit re million of highway funds to the states at once and start a quickie expansion of urban renewal local public works and college housing 3 Disclosed he shortly will send Congress tax reform pro posals to spur business invest ment and close tax loopholes and another message demand ng permanent measures to revise and strengthen the un employment compensation sys em presumably by setting ome form of federal standards or the states to to extend the coverage to several mil ion more workers in the re ail and other trades The Presidents economic pol cy recommendations and an nouncements included the fol owing on Social Security Five improvements in bene its would begin on April 1 if Congress gives quick approval They would be financed by tax ng workers and employers an additional V4 of 1 per cent each starting on Jan 1 1963 when he next regular increase cent each is due to take sffect The five proposals are RAISING THE minimum old age pension from to a month this would help more than 22 million persons in the first year Permitting men to start col lecting retirement pensions at age 62 as womennow may do Then pensions would be smaller than are available when pay ments start at age 65 This would benefit some 600000 men and save some men from go ing on the relief Increasing the widows bene fit from 75 percent to 85 per cent of the amount of her hus bands benefit This would in crease payments to 1550000 widows Broadening disability insur ance Such benefits are paid now only if the disability is ex pected to result in death or last for a long indefinite period Kennedy urged that payments start when the worker has been totally disabled for six months Liberalizing eligibility Pen sions may be paid now only if the retired person worked in jobs covered by Social Security in one out of every three quar ters since 1950 The proposal would reduce this to one quar ter year out of every four Budget at a glance Gov Norman A Erbes budget proposals ata glance Total per year about 105 per cent increase Average cost for every lowan a year Recommends No increases in taxes Biggest increase State aid to schools Total education a year Total capital improvements a year Major budget recommendations Board of Regents a year up 10 per cent Board of Control a year up 103 per cent Public safety a year up 126 per cent Administrative departments up 11 per cent Social welfare up 312 per cent Seized vessel finally docks ROM OUR WIRE SERVICES RECIFE hijacked Portuguese liner Santa Maria mlled up to the docks at Recife Thursday and began landing he exhausted passengers who had been held captive 12 days Two oceangoing Brazilian tugs moved alongside the 20000 on liner and a stream of doctors and medical authorities went aboard to check the condition of the passengers The first passengers boarded the tugs for transfer to shore ere Red Cross ambulances waited to take the more seriously 11 most from nervous disorders to hospitals Buses were on land to take the other passengers into the town The passengers had been held captive by Capt Henrique Galvao who seized the ship Jan 22 in a revolt against the gov ernment of Portugal US citizens in Recife threw open their homes for the 45 o so Americans aboard Police kept crowds back from the dock Bulletin Galvao had been holding ou or freeing the passengers o his own terms The price was that his ban of self styled revolutionists BOWIE Md passen ger train cnroute to Bowie race course derailed Thurs day and State Police said sev en persons were killed and at least 50 injured On the inside Editorials Page 4 Comics 6 Clear Lake News 7 Society News 89 Mason City News 1011 North Iowa News 12 Sports 1314 DOTTED PRINCE LONDON Charles 12 has measles allowed to keep the ship the seized at sea and be given fuel food and water to carry on their fight against Portugals dictator Antonio de Oliveira Salazar The 20906 ton luxury liner gingerly straddled the three mile limit of Brazils territorial waters off Recife as the rebel eader bargained with Brazilian government officials With land in sight some of he passengers had been report ed at the point of unarmed re bellion against their captors Helio Leite captain of the ort of Recife after a visit to the hip said several women were becoming hysterical and screamed at the armed rebels Aid for schools pushed No new tax program Budget graphs on 3 DES MOINES Iff A ecord state budget of more tian million a year ailing for sharply in reased spending for educa ion but no tax boosts was roposed Thursday by Gov Gorman Erbe He recommended expendi ures in the two years starting ext July 1 of about million year more than the present tate budget of an ually In his budget message to the egislature Erbe said his pro osed budget will provide all ssential services and a capital rogram new buildings that help us gain in many areas vhere we have lagged IT IS MY btlief that it will be possible to carry out the pre ailing sentiment of our Iowa people regardingrevenues and ax relief and still move ahead n all essential areas Anticipated revenues esti mated at an average of 380 per year will cover the re curring appropriations of tha budget which totals 850 annually In addition he suggested tak ing for new buildings during the twoyear atrolling the cruise ship AP Photolax ABOARD SANTA passengers ap parently enjoying their stay aboard the hijacked liner Santa Maria wave from the deck of the cruise ship as it docks at Recife Brazil Left to right are Mr and Mrs Douglas Patton Las Vegas Nev and Mrs Martin Yunker Darien Conn Incident not too exNorth lowan jokes RECIFE Brazil Dorothy Thomas 60 a former lowan who now lives in Los Angeles was one of the first Americans to leave the hijacked liner Santa Maria when it docked and said the experience really wasnt too bad Mrs Thomas is formerly from Algona Iowa and her brother JohnCronin is a Nashua attorney Mrs Thomas joked that the ship had shilly shallied so long over so much ocean without putting into port we called the ship the Santa Manana Mrs Thomas traveling with a woman com panion had been to Europe to visit a son Capt Peter Thomas stationed at Frankfurt Germany Cronin said his sister had planned to visit rela j tives at Nashua on her way back home and was con sidering remaining in Iowa where she owns some property average of a fromthe state treasury surplus which will total around mil lion by next June 30 Erbe said this would reduce the treasury balanceto 848 on June 30 less than the million working balance the state comptroller says Iowa needs to maintain in the treasury He said this difficulty could be resolved however if the 10 per cent of sales tax receipts that go to highways are transferred to the road use tax fund in the last three months of each fiscal year ERBE PROPOSED annual expenditures for state school aids agricultural tax credit and Board j Regents institutions of 816630 an increase of nearly million That is 49 per cent of his total budget The future of our state de jpends upon our youth he said that future will be bright only if we give our young people the best education possible If we fail to provide as much state assistance to education as is humanly possible we shall be failing the future generations and encouraging outward mi gration of our youth He called for operating funds totaling a year for State Board of Regents institu tions including the State Uni versity of Iowa Iowa State Uni versity and Iowa State Teachers College against the current ap propriations total of He also allotted the Regents in stitutions for capital improvements during the bienni um Erbe recommended that ap propriations for state aid to lo cal schools be increased from the present to 131530 a year HE ALSO proposed an in crease from million to million a year in the ap propriation for the agricultural land tax credit and suggested a sandwich plan for paying the credit The land tax credit now is supposed to pay the school tax on agricultural land above 15 mills but the appropriation cov ers only 44 per cent of the cost Erbe suggested that the credit pay only the levy between 15 and 20 mills The former would pick up the tab for the first 15 mills and all over 20 mills Board of Control institutions under Erbes proposed budget would receive n year in operating funds up from for new buildings during the cnnium Erbe recommended appropri   

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