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Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 8, 1965, Mason City, Iowa the watch showdown I Will LBJ lift j the tariff By JOSEPH RSLEVIN New York Herald Tribune News Service WASHINGTON The Tariff Commission is approaching a showdown vote in the contro versial watch case President Eisenhower boostec watch duties by 50 per cent 10 years ago and the commission now is trying to decide whether the increase should be revoked Elimination of the penalty levy would save the American consumer an average of on each foreign watch that he buy and would mark a signal victory for the freer trade forces The commission is announce its findings within the next few weeks It will send its conclusions to President John son and he then will have to decide whether the 1954 j boost is to be repealed j Other countries are keeping a close eye on the watch case jj The Eisenhower increase aroused deep resentment I abroad It was the first major I boost under the escape clause provisions of the tariff laws and t its repeal now would be a I particularly welcome gesture The watch duty is the longest lived special assessment still on t the books If Mr Johnson can eels the boost it will be a precedentsetting move that will mark the first such cutback if since the 1962Trade Expansion Act became law f The trade measure makes it more difficult for an industry to justify a request for extra tariff j protection It provides that any Si such relief is to be temporary and says that existing penalty duties are to expire within four years unless the President orders an extension Watches are one of six cases y that the Tariff Commission is S investigating The others are S lead and zinc flat glass stain less steel table flatware safety H pins and clinical thermometers The chief pressure for lowe duties is coming from the US jig watch importers There ar more than 50 of them in th M American Watch Association and they include such firms as Benrus Gruen and Witnauer There are four big American producers who benefit from the penalty duties Bulova Elgin Hamilton and Timex The big argument going for the importers is that the US producers are doing exceedingly well and do not need special tariff protection Total US watch sales soared from 206 million in 1954 to more than 26 million last year while the American watch makers share simultaneously jumped from107 million to 157 million time pieces But the importers are selling no more watches now than they sold in 1954 Their share of the market last year came to al most exactly 10 million watches and that is the same number of watches that they brought in 10 years ago The US watch industry today is a very different industry from what it was in 1954 and that un doubtcdly will impress the com mission too burglar leads detectives to priceless gems mt rQmo Kiiiin and the detectives came NEW YORK Detec tives returned the priceless Star of India to New York Friday along with the accused cat bur glar who helped recover the sto len quarterpound star sapphire from a Miami bus depot locker There the icy blue fire of the fabled stone worlds largest of its type glinted through a rot ting bag which appeared to have been buried or exposed to dampness The recovery climaxed two days of secret calls and night time rendezvous in the Florida beach resort Allan Dale Kuhn one of three playboy aquatic acrobats swapped the Star of India and other precious gems stolen Oct 30 from the American Museum of Natural History in hope of lighter sentences for the trio While waiting for the Florida flight to land Manhattan Dist Atty Frank S Hogan an nounced with a grin that the recovery mission had been com pleted Ofthe 22 jewels stolen in the burglary eight and the Star of India were recovered Hogan said Among them was the Midnight Star a 117carat deep violet sapphire The cache did not include the DeLong star ruby a 100carat gem that is the largest and most perfect of its type in the world Also missing is a 15carat dia mond crystal called the Eagle Diamond Both the Star of India and the bloodred ruby carried price tags of but this was mostly for bookkeeping pur poses since authorities regard them as priceless With the New York detectives and Kuhn 26 was Hogans as sistant district attorney Mau rice Nadjari Nadjari had telephoned Hogan at 5 am to report success He spoke cryptically and said the results were fair Ho gan said He said they had completed their mission and were leaving Only a few hours earlier the shadowy negotiations had paid off Just after midnight accord ing to a Miami source the tele phone rang in the motel where the New York party was stay ing An anonymous voice di rected them to the locker and hung up The telephone call came shortly after midnight A voice gave the location of the locker and hung up The detectives raced for the bus station and found a bag partly rotted as if it had been buried or exposed to dampness A glint of fire shown through the rotting fabric It was the fabled Star of India Nestling next to it was the midnight sap phire Kunn and the detectives came to Miami Tuesday in search of the gems For a while Kuhn and hii conspicuous companions led reporters on a chase through a bar a hotel and Kuhns fancy oceanfront apartment Early Thursday the quintet disap peared A search of Kuhns fa GEMS Continutd on 2 The newspaper that makes all North lowans neighbors Home Edition VOL 104 MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 8 1965 UOc a Paper Consists of Two Associated Press Full Wlrei No 286 Urges reform of courts 1 m N Iowa on the move Towns reveal projects Communities in the area to be busy EDITORS is the first of fwo articles dealing with community projects planned by North Iowa towns and cities in 1965 along with major projects completed in 1964 This article fakes a look at the communities wesf of Highway 65 By CHARLES W WALK North Iowa News Director North Iowa is on the move If there is any doubt of this a quick phone call to just about any one of the mayors of the areas leading communities should alleviate it in a hurry As usual among the top prior ity projects planned by these communities during 1965 are street resurfacing additions park facilities and improve ments to power systems Following is a and sewage detailed list of projects each of the communi ties has on the get done pro gram for the year along with major 1964 projects completed Belmond The most dramatic change has come in the production of the relatively cheap pin lever watches that are a specialty of massproducing US Time Corp Production has shot up from 55 million in 1954 to 103 million at the present The US companies have be come international producers They have factories in Europe and in the Virgin Islands Of every four watches brought into the US last year one was im ported by the socalled domestic producers Liz attempts to give up her citizenship PARIS AP Elizabeth Taylor has attempted to re nounce her American citizen ship and sources here said Fri day the action is pending The informants who refusec to be identified by name said the Londonborn actress had planned to adopt British nation ality Her husband actor Rich ard Burton is a British citizen The sources said Miss Taylor attempted one formal renuncia tion during the filming of a new movie in Paris last October but balked at the phrases Abjure all allegiance and fidelity to the United States a mandatory part of the oath of renunciation Miss Taylor later was advised that the renunciation was inval id since the phrase to which she objected was deleted North Iowa Weather outlook Occasional light snow strong northerly winds and cold wave Friday night 5 below to above Considerable cloudi ness diminishing winds and colder Saturday highs 712 The big community project for this Wright County commu nity of 2500 still is just in the talking stage according to Mayor Robert Misner This project calls for a big expansion at the Belmond C o m m u nity Ho s p i t a 1 which would include a new laboratory and improved fa cilities for the technical room and would cost about Were extremely proud of our hospital Misner points Focus Nortfc Iowa Statewide system of fines asked As part of the court revision The legislative court study ommission is proposing a uni brm traffic summons Under this proposal the state safety commissioner would be charged with the responsibility of providing a uniform summons to all state and local law en forcement agencies The study commission is sug gesting that each District Court Would dropJP system Changes asked after study DES MOINES AP Ths Legislative Court Study Com mission made public its report to the 1965 legislature Friday recommending abolishment of all courts below the District Court The lower courts such as justice of the peace and munici pal courts be replaced by parttime magistrates in all but the six Iowa counties having cities of than 50000 popu lation The seven metropolitan coun ties would have full time legally and each city and town in municipalities over 1 000 population shall constitute a clerk clerk trained metropolitan judges serving as an arm of the Dis trict Court with jurisdiction similar to that now held by SEARCH FOR CAUSE Lt John Holt of the Mason City Fire Prevention Bureau searches through the charred ruins of the bar at Stacys Golden Horn Restaurant following a Thursday night fire Actual fire damage was confined to the bar area but extensive smoke damage was reported in the rest of the Golden Horn and the adjoining Stacys Restaurant There also was heavy smoke dam age on the second floor of the building The cause had not been de termined at noon Friday See story on Page out It is the smallest accredit ed hospital in the state and we want to keep it up to date Winter threat over the state Belmonds city fathers also are studying a proposal to put a stop light at the intersection of Highway 69 and the towns Main Street The project which nas the approval of the highway commission now is under study In 1964 the town constructed a new maintenance shed and street im downtown By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Winter was whipping up what might turn into a messy storm for Iowa Friday Snow freezing drizzle and colder air were being pushed across the state by icy north west winds of up to 35 miles an hour Snow was falling in northwest and northern Iowa and freezing drizzle was turning highways and streets in the central part of the state into icy stretches of concrete and asphalt Temperatures began plunging as the colder air moved south completed a major provement program Garner The completion of major con struction projects started in 1964 will mark the progress of this Hancock County community in 1965 according to Mayor A G To be completed are the new1 Garner Hayfield High School and the Prairie View Retirement Home Both are be ing built in the southeast part of Garner Garners street improvement program for 1965 will depend on he results of a community meeting Jan 18 At that meet ing residents will petition the city council for improvements ward across the am Spencer had state At 10 6 and Sioux GOP needed miracle to win election WASHINGTON AP Re publican National Chairman W1 iu 0 Dean Burch insisted Friday he lows rangjng fr0m 10 below ze can help build a GOP comero in thc northwest to 10 above but his foes claimed the 1hp snutheast Results of rail merger vote not due till Saturday CHICAGO of stockholder vote on merger o two western railroads will not be known until Saturday at thc earliest Jervis Langdon Jr chairman of the Chicago Rock Island anc Pacific Railroad reconvenec the meeting Friday then said the counting of ballots was fa from complete Thc session on proposei merger with the Union Pacifi was recessed until 4 pm Sa urday City 10 In contrast it was 59 at Burlington which tied the rec ord high for this date there Cold wave conditions were forecast for Friday night with Langdon said he hoped to b able to report the complete count at that time Counter worked late into Thursda Guilty plea in oil case NEWARK NJ upt vegetable oil king Antho The council will approve street projects only if 60 per cent of the residents of a particular block request the improvements The city fathers also plan to study the traffic situation on Main Street The highway com FOCUS Continued on 2 back votes to oust him and put Ray Bliss in his place I seek to remain as chair man because this nation needs a woparty system Burch said n an address given for the National Press Club Only a olitical miracle he said ould have elected a Republican president in 1964 Bliss the Ohio State GOP chairman was silent But one top Republican Sen Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania said the forces opposing Burch lave the National Committee votes to demand his ouster He said they have settled on Bliss as the man to succeed him VISITS TEHRAN TEHRAN Iran UP King Olav of Norway arrived In Teh ran Friday for a twoweek state visit to Iran in the southeast The wintry blast ended sever al days of unseasonably mild weather High temperatures Thursday varied from 58 al Burlington and Lamoni to 38 at Vlason City The Weather Bureau said it was uncertain just how much snow Iowa may get But it ad vised motorists to be on the alert for near blizzard condi tions in parts of the state Fri day night If heavy amounts of snow do fall the strong winds should cause some drifting Thick fog again covered much of eastern Iowa during the night The Weather Bureau said the night he said and the expecta ion that the result might b cnown Friday was based on in experience with the size of the ounting job ny Tino DeAngelis changed lis plea from innocent to guilty Friday to three counts of a 19 count federal indictment involv ng him in a conspi racy He also pleaded guilty to i new conspiracy charge the gov ernment filed against him Fri day and he waived his right to grand jury hearing on that count US Dist Judge Reynier J Wortendyke Jr accepted the lapse set off a chain reaction of bankruptcies or reorganizations involving at least a dozen other firms Told son in Viet is alive Death report a mystery traffic violations office of the municipal courts District Court The report for Harold R Winston judge of simplified procedure for ban Mason Citys Police Court said dling civil cases involving Friday he is in favor both of the or less and traffic violation bu uniform fines and the uniform reaus for voluntary payment of traffic ticket f os for minor traffic offenses He believes that the uniform One judge in each district raffic ticket may be able to would be primarily responsible ower the costs of obtaining arfor juvenile matters rest forms used phe report consisting of more Adding that he believes that than 100 pages and weighing fines now are fairly uniform one pound three ounces was across the state Judge Winston prepared by a 13member com said he has imposed higher mission created by the 1963 leg fines for running a school stop Nature and headed by Justice sign passing a stopped school w C Stuart of the Iowa Su bus or speeding in a school area preme Court because the offense is more seCommission members earlier Dus L made public some of their rec In Police Court the standard ommendationS including tne speeding fine has been a mile elimination of justice the plus costs for highway speeding e CQUrts and reduction of on highway patrol arrests and U number of judiciai district3 plus a mile and costs for a t 1Q city speeding Judge Winston Fom lo 1U said the difference is because The major shift the commis he believes speeding in the city savswould be from what is more serious basically a threelayer court The commissions recomendasystem to a twolayer system tions for a minimum fine sched The two layers would be ttia le compared with Mason Citys District Court for trials and re the Iowa Supreme Court for ap ProM peals The magistrates and met vioution of HOP ntn ropolitan judges appointed to i lhandle minor cases and small civil claims would be arms of Ithe District Court rious Fail to yield Illegal parkins s Registration violation 10 Tmproper lights 10 Defective equipment Excessive speed over 10 in Excessive speed 1020 30 Improper passing turning 15 10 Length width Court costs above fines iolati in 15 in 10 The metropolitan counties now have municipal or police I courts for minor litigation the WASHINGTON AP The On the inside Garner man hurt in fatal wreck GARNER A Garner man was seriously injured in a crash near Manchester which claimed snow should begin ending grad ually southeastward across the state Saturday and the norther ly winds should diminish slow the life of 62yearold Raymond Oberfoell of Dubuque James Howie 40 of Garner was injured when his car smashed headon into one driven by Oberfoell on Highway 20 I1 miles west of Manchester Oberfoells wife also wa seriously hurt Authoritiei said Howie wa trying to pass a gasoline true Thursday in heavy fog when th accident occurred new pleas from the stocky 49 yearold DeAngelis after asking him if he had received any promises of favor Your honor I have been romised nothing he said DeAngelis had been indicted ith four other men last March n charges of conspiring to cir ulate million in fraudulent r forged vegetable oil ware louse receipts The five allegedly conspired o use the receipts as collateral or loans for the Allied Crude Pentagon says Air Force M Sgt Donald H Killer serving in South Viet Nam is alive and well Killers mother Mrs LeRoy Hiller of Richmondville NY u y courts for minor iiugation tne ln District Court for trials and the Supreme Court for appeals The three layers in other counties usually are 1 justice of the peace mayors and police courts 2 the District Court and 3 the Supreme Court Vegetable Oil Refining Corp of Bayonne NJ of which DeAn jelis was president The firm filed for bankruptcy in November 1963 and its col DARBYOOIUL DIES DUBLIN Ireland Wl Jimmy ODea 66 Irish comedi an who played the king of the leprechauns in the Walt Disney movie Darby OGill and the Little People died Thursday after a long yincss said Wednesday night that she lad received word by telephone rom a casualty control officer that her son had been killed in action A spokesman at the Pentagon said Thursday night however he knew of no title of casualty control officer and said next o kin almost always are notifiec in person or by pages 1415 DRAFT DOCTORS WASHINGTON fl The Defense Department has cited an insufficient number of volunteers for its draft call Thursday for 851 doctors to enter the Army Navy and Air Force next summer Medicare ac in Hoyse wit WASHINGTON AP Mos members of the House Way and Means Committee favo sending the health care plan to the is likely hin 60 days t The 25member committee for 5 years was the graveyard of r health care legislation But now the survey found 15 of the Clear Lake need for the present Ma on City news court sy mBefore Society news 8tne days of high speed It said the threelevel system inefficient because there are wo complete sets of trial c rts nd supporting officials The lower set of trial courts being regarded as inferior does often attract superior udges the report said There s growing belief that small liti gants are entitled to have their COURT Continued on 1 lacaivii cait jJion fcw f j r i i for a vote an Associated Press members cither definitely or survey showed Friday Final probably favor action to send House action may come in 60 such a bill to the House for days vote DATE1H4nl9
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