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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 1, 1963, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Doily Newspaper for tfw Horn MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL in United Prcw newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 1 1943 ICe Paper Consists of Two 271 Guerrilla fighting in Congo feared Another tax bite in effect m Butt little publicity By RICHARD SPONG GlobeGazette Editorial Research Bureau WASHfNGTON While the nation is rife with speculation about a tax cut in 1963 a billion tax rise is going through with a minimum of publicity I will mean a considerable differ ence in takehome pay for most families The boost is in the form Social Security tax rates votec at the 1961 session of Congress The rise in payroll deduction is from 3Vs per cent to 3 per cent on the first of earn ings This is matched by the employer so the total rise is 1 per cent The maximum tax for the year thus goes up from to or 16 per cent The effect of the rise will be felt most by employes earning substantially more than the base They will have paid up their 1962 tax early year so the resumption of Social Se curity deductions amounts in a sense to a double cut in take home pay For selfemployed people the rate will rise by per cent to 5 per cent Their max imum tax goes up from to This is the ninth boost in Social Security tax rates since the system was voted into law in 1935 As rates have increased of course so have benefits The maximum benefit for a worker retired at age 65 will be a month in 1963 As the lew now stands further rate rises for employes employers and the selfem ployed arc scheduled for 1966 and 1968 And although the rate is approaching the limit the tax payer will stand for further rises may be expected The medicare plan defeated at the 1962 session of Congress would have raised the rates on em ployees and employer by Vt per cent each and on the selfem ployed by per cent It also would have applied the entire tax on the first of earn ings a boost of in the base The Socfal Security omnibus measure of 27 years ago was described at the time as more complex than any other ever considered by Congress and as the most comprehensive single piece of social legislation ever enacted by the legislature of any country But its status re mained in doubt for almost two years The Supreme Court de cision upholding the Social Se curity Act was handed down in ilay 1937 Since then coverage has been expanded regularly Social Se curity sweeteners were enacted in five consecutive election years up until 1962 The even tual universal coverage original ly intended is approaching But Social Security is a good deal more than a vast welfare umbrella Because the benefit checks are cashed and the money quickly spent the effect on the national economy is akin to that envisaged in the old Townsend Plan The system keeps money in circulation con tributes heavily to consumption of goods and indeed has become a major prop under the economy Social Security long ago ceased to be controversial though it remans the target for occasional potshots as for ex ample this one included in a recent business letter It the rate rise means a tax boost for employes a Bells in Iowa Japan Exchange of greetings DES MOINES UPI The now yr ushered in here by the clanging of a 1000pound Japanese temple bell on the Statehouse grounds A group of Japanese mostly students from Iowa State University at Ames struck the bel 108 times in a traditional homeltnd new years ceremony JoyaNoKane designed to drive away evil spirits The temple bell and bellhouse were gifts from Iowas state of Yamanashi prefecture in Japan in tion for a herd of purebred hogs lowans sent to Yananashi after that area of Japan was ravished by a typhoon in 1M9 In a similar ceremony at Tokyo at midnight New Years Eve Buddhist priests of the Shojuin Gankoji rang a temple bell which was returned after a 20year visit to Iowa after LEOPOLDVILLE the Congo President Moise Tshombe gathered remnants of wnicn was returned after a 20year visit to Iowa after gatnerea remnants of being carted off as a souvenir by U S occupation force his battered around him hi World War II ocewpnon wees after thp It stood for several years on the campus of Iowa State Uni versity but eventually Japanese living in Iowa persuaded the university to return it to Japan N ews in a nutshell FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES Destructive celebrators RENO Nev Riot squads arrested about 20 New lear revelers in Renos downtown casino area but not before they and other celebrators did 000 m damages mostly by tossing cocktail glasses Po lice dogs were used to clear the center of the streets after the revelers started throwing their glasses at gigantic neon signs Azores lease runs out LISBON The lease of the strategic U S air base m the Azores expired last midnight but U S forces were permitted to stay on under temporary arrangements pending ji new agreement My thats nice INDIO Calif thats nice said the elder ly scientist when told President Kennedy had just named him the first recipient of the National Medal of Science Dr Theodore Von Karman 81 father of supersonic flight was in an intertube floating iri the swimming pool of a friend when informed by a news man of the honor Fatalities mount slowly continued to mount slow ly in the final hours of the fourday New Year holi day weekend and safety officials held out hope for f1 record At latest count there were 254 traffic fatalities 66 in fires and 90 from miscellane ous causes for a total of 410 w ushers in new year Br THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The New Year was welcomed jubilantly by a shivering wind whipped crowd of 300000 in New Yorks Times Square at midnight and greeted in a traditional man ner in other parts of the world The New York celebration was described as the smallest crowd in many years and probably the coldest It took the heavily clothed New York revelers just nine minutes to eave the scene of their chilly owa Mostly cloudy Tuesday night with some light freezing drizzle east and north central portions Wednesday partly cloudy little change in tem peratures Lows Tuesday in the 20s Highs Wednesday generally near 30 Thursday Partly cloudy and nyid GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 am Sunrise Sunset fact which might be pointed out YEAR AGO to them in a stiiffer enclosed in Maximum 4 forthcoming pay envelope Minimum 21 9 20 23 6 celebration Winds lashed the square with gusts up to 30 miles around the heads of women uieasuu Japanese inrongea snnnes and temples to welcome the Year y r endurinS il TT Easter UN gives ultimatum to Katanga Unity talks advocated the stronghold ofKolwezi Tuesday and prepared for possible guerril la warfare against the United Na tions Congo Legion Kolwezi 150 miles northwest of the Katangan capital of Elisabeth ville is the main base for Tshom bes small air force a force which the UN command had given until noon Tuesday to sur render or face destruction The secessionist leader reached Kolwezi from a temporary haven in Britains Southern Rhodesia Monday as UN Secretary Gen eral U Thant declared in New York that the time has come for a solution to the division of the Congo Thant suggested he was setting a time limit of two weeks for putting his national reconcilia tion plan into effect Britain disclosed it has urged Tshombe who has had close re lations with British diplomats in Elisabethville to return to his capital at once to lend his author ityto the making of the necessary arrangements fora peaceful solu tion of the Katangan problem However Tshombe showed no immediate inclination to comply The British advice was given to him weekend visit to Salisbury Southern Rhodesias capital Instead of going to Elisa bethville he flew to Kolwezi The Rhodesian federal govern ment asked UN authorities in Katanga to provide emergency re lief for several thousand African refugees who have fled across the border hungry and destitute Thant noted that Elisabethville was firmly in UN hands and said last weeks fighting could prove decisive in opening the way for a solution of the Congo rift Tshombe has indicated that he would give the signal for scorched earth warfare rather than bow to any forced reintegration of his mineralrich province into the im poverished rest of the Congo Previous negotiations between Tshombe and Cyrille Adoula pres ident of the Congolese central gov ernment proved fruitless with one or the other hedging when ever a solid agreement seemed coldll dePaulHenri Spaak told T to that Tshombes presence is essen negotiations As Spaak put it To negotiate you need some one fit to talk with Tshombe indicated Sunday he The birth of 1H3 was hailed u VTL joyously in other cities of the the United Nations mil world itary operation aimed at a forced solution saying that it had been dressed Japanese thronged shrines of the Hare The New Years holiday in Ja pan is a combination of mai mas the Fourth of July and United Natlons is seeking no XirAl ftrV UTirl With the nation more growing bombardment from Ka tangan forces Thant said in his statement that prosperous than ever the Year of the such by the Oriental calendar of the zodiac looked good In Palm Beach Fla President and Mrs Kennedy celebrated the arrival of the New Year at a mid night champagne party with friends Their hosts were Mr and Mrs Charles B Wrightsman Palm Beach neighbors and close friends In Rome Kalians by tens of thousands welcomed the New Year by breaking the law Exactly at midnight they hurled old pots pans dishes and other rubbish from their windows a symbolic way of throwing out the old year The midnight crockery shower was against the law But that didnt stop the celebrating By two minutes after midnight al most every street in Rome was a motorists nightmare j victory and no surrender in Ka tanga His main objective he de clared is to bring about unifica tion of the Congo according to di rectives given him by the UN SEARCH CALLED OFF SAN DIEGO Calif The 13 crewmen of twinengine Navy seaplane that crashed into the ocean off the coast of Mex icos Baja California peninsula last week have been given up tor lost On the inside Editorials Page 4 Comics North Iowa Mows S Society News 1011 Mason City Ntws 1213 Latest Markets 13 Sports 1504 Farm Features 17 Ckar News U Big New Years blowout SHE PUFFED AND HE PUFFS Sentenced in drag race deaths John son 22 Lake Mills was sen tenced by Judge Larry Piummer to two 8year terms in prison at Anamosa The sentence was suspended on good behavior Johnson was the driver of the car in which two young persons were killed the night of Oct 20 during a drag race on the Rice Lake blacktop road south of Lake Mills Johnson lost control of his car on a curve and Rob ert S Escherich 22 Lake Mills and Connie Perkins 14 North wood were killed Two manslaughter werefiled in the court of Justice of the Peace EafrChnsten For est City by highway patrolman Alfred Buckmer Britt Johnson has been ordered by Judge Piummer not to own nor operate a motor vehicle while oh probation Her heart belongs to Frankie Avalon HOLLYWOOD UPI Sing er Frankie Avalon 22 has an nounced plans to marry model Kay Diebel in June Avalon currently appearing at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas Nev said he and his 24yearold bridetobe became engaged at a party attended by his parents Dick and Mary Avallone Phila delphia Stay out of our spat K Admits all isnt rosy Blizzards again hit England LONDON AP Howling bliz zards struck Britain again Tues day cutting off more villages in the countryside Some areas were hit by food shortages Police followed a snowplow at tempting to bring food to the vil lage of BisleyWithLypiatt in Gloucestershire Six hundred peo ple in the center of the village were cut off by ninefoot snow drifts Their food is running out and the position is getting pretty des perate said Constable David Willett Some hilltop villages in the west country have been isolated since Sunday The telephone was their only link with the outside world A sudden run on supplies hit Vil lage stores whose shelves already were depleted by Christmas buying Fifteen thousand Londoners got no milk After a week of driving on icy roads milkmen declared a strike Customers were told they could have milk if they went to collect it Road conditions rarely have been worse Ten main highways in Kent County southeast of London were blocked and others threatened by drifting snow Some Kentish vil lages were cut off by 20foot drifts Many towns and villages in Ire land were isolated Snow had drift ied as as the telephone wires SEASONS GREETINGS Tin some places MOSCOW Soviet Pre mier Nikita Khrushchev in a ialfpeaceful halfbellicose New Years toast warned the West to stay out of his spat with Commu nist China The premier also said the Cu crisis proved that the So viet army should be given new modern weapons He did not elaborate but he warned that any Western attack on the Soviet Union would trigger a retalia tion causing the wests destruc tion in a matter of hours short hours Khrushchev made his com ments to 1500 members of the Soviet elite and the Moscow diplomatic corps at the annual Kremlin New Years eve ball He was in a gay and expansive mood and did not give the sig nal for the party to break up until am Prior to the lavish banquet in the modernistic Palace of Con gresses and the grand ball in the St George Hall of the Krem lin Palace Khrushchev and So viet President Leonid Brezhnev sent a New Years message to President Kennedy expressing the hope for a great improve men in relations during 1963 The message one of many sent to world leaders said the two Soviet leaders hope it will be a year of joint effort radical BALLOONS TELL A STORY Jody inflate a pair o 7 and Paula 4 children of Mr and pass along their holiday greetings Mrs James Luther 1222 Kentucky SE Happy New Year everyone ly to improve the international situation in the interests of all humanity The message wished Kennedy his family and all Americans best wishes in the new year In a message to Cuba Khrush chev and Bezhnev praised Pre mier Fidel Castro and pledged Russias full support to his na tion In his rambling toast at the ball Khrushchev admitted were differences in the Commu nist world but he said the Com munist nations will stand togeth er if capitalists try to butt in Yes there are differences tie said But when some capi talist tries to put his nose in our differences then we will fight against him together He said Communist differences do not require outside help for settlement But without naming names Khrushchev disputed Commu nist Chinas hardline policy of nuclear war He claimed it would be and not MarxismLeninism to kill mil lions of working class people in the West to eliminate two capi talists The premier dwelt on the need for peace in the new year We want peace he said We proposed disarmament But all the capitalists do is talk about disarmament Khrushchev said he did not want his words to sound like a threat but a realistic warning His tone was considered rela tively calm by Western observ ers The premier wore a dark blua suit and his usual array of med als He appeared in good spirits and exchanged toasts with scores of guests He did not dance but he chatted with many persons The Communist leader had a word of praise for US Secre tary of the Interior Stewart Udall who talked with Khrush chev during a visit to the Soviet Union last fall He complimemed Udall for writing the things he had said to Khrah chev noting that many people change their tune after they leave MAN OF YEAR LONDON UPI The Lon don Daily Mirror Tuesday named President Kennedy i t s man of the year because of his leadership of his own coun Iry and the Western alliance SAME DATE W2 0 41S 31 mi 411   

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