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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 3, 1956, Mason City, Iowa Nature REALLY on Mason Cityland North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE HIWItAtl THAT MAKES All N I H I 0 t HOME EDITION Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Seven Cents s Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 3 Perish Paper ol Two One No Hickenloopers First Talk on Farm Bill Slated at Cerro Gordo GOP Parley Sen Bourke B Hickenlooper will fly out of Washington imme diately following the final vote on the farm bill next week and ap pear at a Republican candidate meeting in Mason City Wednes day April 11 Sen Bourke B Hickenlooper Tax Group Hears 18 Proposals Wl Eighteen increase DES MOINES proposals which would state revenue by from 70 to 85 million dollars a year have been submitted to the Iowa Tax Study HermaiTlCnucU son of Clear Lake committee secretary reported to the group Tuesday His report showed also that 12 other proposals would increase annual revenue at the local level by more than 32 million dollars Another portion of Knudsons report showed that five proposals would decrease annual state rev enue by about 52 million dollars and similar proposals would re duce local revenue by about million dollars a year No Decisions The committee was set up by the 1955 Legislature to make rec ommendations for overhauling the states tax structure Com mittee members have said that they expect to finish their job about Sept 1 The committee has made no decisions on any of the proposals so far The suggestions for increasing state revenue include legalizing the sale of Knudsons report said this would add seven to 15 million dollars a year in state revenue Elimination of homestead tax credits agricultural land tax credits and veterans exemptions are among proposals suggested Discontinuing homestead credits would save an estimated 26 mil lion dollars a year dropping agri cultural land tax credits would save 10A million a year and eli mination of veterans exemptions would save 2 million annually Other Ideas Other proposals which would in crease state revenue by large amounts include Service tax 10 million dollars discontinuance of diversion of 10 percent of state sales tax reve nue use tax fund GVb mil lion filing fee on state income returns three million re moval of exemptions from use tax two Largest single item suggested to increase local revenue was as sessment of motor vehicles as personal property The estimated increase from that should be 20 million dollars a Other large items for local rev enue include A tax on municipal utilities five million service fee onmotor vehicles five million tax on rural electrification lines million dollars Included in the local revenue section but without yield esti mates were proposals to limit or remove exemptions on education al and religious properties a withholding tax on payrolls and commercial and professional earnings raising assessment ra tios to a higher per cent of statu tory levels The senator will join a caravan of state Republican candidates here and continue with the group to Waterloo the next day The caravan is sponsored by the Iowa Council of Republican Women The meeting in Mason City is sponsored by the womens council in cooperation with the erro Gordo County Central Com mittee Appearing with Sen Hicken looper will be Gov Leo A Hoegh and most of the Republican can didates for state office Cerro Gordo County candidates will be introduced Buffet Dinner The meeting is to be held at the Holy Family Church Auditorium starting with 6 buffet din ner Heading up the arrangements are Wanda Kennedy Clear Lake 1st vice president of the 3rd dis trict of the Iowa Council of Re publican Women and vice chair man of the Cerro Gordo County Central Committee Mrs William Nicholas Clear Lake Cerro Gordo County president of the council and Mrs Don Adams Mason City council president Everyone attending the gather ing will receive a Thank You Mr President membership a at JssEonsoredby the Injur d Republican women Each mem ber will receive a card which mailed to the President with name and address will bring back from the White House a picture of the President and Mrs Eisen hower Talk by Hoegh Interest in the meeting will focus on what Sen Hickenlooper will have to say about the farm bill A brief talk is also to be given by Gov Hoegh who is un opposed for the Republican nomi nation for reelection Brief re marks by the other state candi dates may also be given Leo Sweesy chairman of the county LIBRARY WRECKEDThe public library at Drumright Okla was andumuch of its contents ruined when a tornado tore through the north central Oklahoma town At left is the AP Wirephotos destruction caused to the outside of the building At right thousands of volumes are buried in debris on the inside High Winds Sweep Across State Stinson in Flat Denial of Guilt From Our Wire Servlc Republican committee will be master ofceremonies E L D O R A UP Franklir County Atty Keith J Stinso flatly denied Tuesday that he con spired to swindle an elder widow out of Stinsons denial came durin direct examination by his counse on deeds he prepared for th widow He was followed to the stand b three character witnesses Th three Gerald Lemming an attor ney the Rev Ralph Baker Meth odist minister and Arthur Ran kin former superintendent o schools at Hampton for 21 years All three are from Hampton All three testified that Stinson had a splendid reputation Tickets for the buffet dinner and rally are each Reserva tions must be in by 9 next Tuesday They may be made by mail or telephone to Bernice Tait at the courthouse tel 159 in the daytime and at her home 416 9th tel in the evening Reservations may also be made with Mrs William Nicholas 1105 North Shore Drive Clear Lake tel Fleetwood Boy Fails in Try to Save North lowan IOWA FALLS 69year old Iowa Falls laborer apparently drowned Monday despite heroic rescue efforts of a 13yearold newsboy authoritiessaid Sam Boyer fell 20 feet from a bank on the Iowa River while trimming a tree The newsboy Craig Peters saw the man fall into the river and ran about four blocks to the scene Authorities said he jumped into the river and held Boyers head above water before the fire de partment arrived and hauled the two out The ice on the river had melted on Sunday night Authorities didnt know whether Boyer suffered a heart attack died in the fall or drowned An in quest was pending Boyer is survived by his widow and two sons Slinsons testimony was con cerned mostly with his dealing with the widow and other clients Two Abstracts Stinson testified that at no time did Mrs Miller show any reluct ance to sign deeds or mortgage loans which went to George B Dewey church lecturer with whom Stinson is accused of con spiring He told of having abstracts brought down on two of Mrs Millers farm and of the fees he received for this work He said Dewey asked him to get the first abstract and Mrs Miller asked him to get the second one He said Mrs Miller sent him a check for Blarch 5 1955 to pay for the abstracts Stinson said he also received total of as finder fees from the Mutua Benefit Insur ance Ames for arranging two loans for Mrs Miller He said bo nuses given Abstractors Rex Robinson Hampton and T C Strack Grun Omaha Man Dies of Crash Injuries IOWA CITY P Cole 26 Omaha died Mon day of injuries he received in an auto accident near here Friday in which Kve other persons were injured STINSON dy Center for hurrying up work on abstracts were not out of the ordinary Two Motels Stinson said he also offered E P Gutz Ames loan agent for the Mutual Benefit to speed through a loan Mrs Miller was anxious to get He said he knew nothing about involving two motels in Florida which Mrs Miller said she gave Dewey the money to buy He also testified he never saw the checks Mrs Miller gave Dewey to buy church bonds which she claims she never saw RETURNS TO CAPITOL TOKYO UP Gen Lyman jcmnitzer commanderinchief of forces and Far command left Tokyo Tuesday for consultations in Washington Kefauver Gambles on New Challenges by Ike in Wisconsin Souths Attitude BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen Estes Kefauver gambled Tuesday on new challenges to A the popularity of the Eisen hower administration in Wiscon sin and B the argument that he himself is not acceptable to the South Voters in Wisconsins presi dential preference primary Tuesday may give an indication of how they regard the first challenge Kefauver in effect asked them to choose between him and the sorry perform ance in office of the present ad The Tennessee senator has no opposition in the Democratic Smith Attacks Decision by High Court WASHINGTON ffi Rep How ard W Smith author of he Smith Antisubversives Act called Tuesday for a law to allow state prosecution of persons who seek violent overthrow of the gov ernment Both Smith and Rep Velde senior Republican on the Committee on UnAmeri can Activities voiced disappoint ment at Mondays Supreme Court decision which voided the convic ion of Steve Nelson a veteran lommunist leader in the Pitts burgh area under a Pennsylvania antisedition law The courts 63 decision nullified edition laws in 42 states Alaska nd Hawaii Mondays ruling had no effect n a separate conviction against Velson under the federal Smith ct which prohibits knowing ad oca cy of the overthrow of the overnment by force and vio ence The high court has agreed o hear arguments next fall on kelsons appeal in this case leanwhile he is at liberty on ond Smith interviewed by telephone t his Warrenton home ailed the courts majority dcci ion in the Nelson case very adding I think it is very ad because it deprives the states f the right to protect against edition and primary President Eisenhower has only token opposition on the Republican side Kefauver in an appeal issued from Washington and directed primarily at farmers seemed to be gambling on a good show ing which might demonstrate how he would run against Eisenhower if he wins the Dem ocratic nomination There is no party registration in Wisconsin so voters may cast ballots in either party pri mary Kefauver himself was stump ing for votes in Floridas May 29 primary where again he wil clash directly with Adlai Ste venson the 1952 Democratic nominee and the only active candidate thus far in 1956 In a speech at Orlando Ke fauver described as hogwash and political propaganda the contention that I am not ac ceptable to the He said he regards the Florida voting as a testing ground for senti ment in the entire The senator has said the Su preme Court decision outlawing racial segregation in the public schools is the law of the land He was one of a handful of southerners in Congress who did not sign a recent mani festo pledging all lawful ef forts to reverse that decision No Severe Conditions Develop Washington Girl Is Victim of Accident IOWA CITY WlCharloltc hodes 18 Route 4 Washington wa died at a hospital here early uesday of auto accident injuries ie had been admitted to the hos ital here Monday evening Albert Troyer 18 Well man so injured in the accident was escribed as in good condition uesday morning rAII About rains The Weather Mason City Cloudy with strong west to northwesterly wind and colder Tuesday 3035 Wednesday mostly cloudj and colder with slowly dimin ishing northwesterly winds High Wednesday 3742 Iowa Showers east gradually changing to snow wes and colder Tuesday night Wed nesday mostly cloudy and cold er Low Tuesday night 30s northwest 40s southeast FiveDay Iowa Iowa tempera tures Wednesday through Sun day will average 3 to 8 degrees below normal with trends for cooler at the start warmer Thursday and cooler again Fri day and Saturday Normal high temperatures range from 5 north to 60 in the south Norma lows range from 32 north to 37 south Precipitation will average 20 to 35 inch northwest por tion to 60 to 80 inch southern and eastern portions occurring mostly in the middle of the period as rain changing to snow in western and northern Iowa and thunderstorms in southern and eastern Iowa Minnesota Snow and colder GlobeGazette weather data up o 8 Tuesday Maximum Monday Minimum Monday At 8 Tuesday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum night 80 51 57 19 72 37 SAME Blank traffic death in past JM hourif Two Barns Destroyed by High Wind NEW HAMPTONHigh winds destroyed two barns and eight government grain storage bins near here Tuesday morning A barn 68 by 40 feet on the farm tenanted by Henry Schvvick erath was destroyed about when high winds struck the farm Several small buildings were destroyed also The farm three miles south of New Hamp ton is owned by Mrs A C Pierce Another barn which was com pletely destroyed by wind is v an mm cated on the LaVerne Roths Bluffs 47 Waterloo 33 a mile south of here There was no estimate as to the cost of the damage to the building a 50 by 50 foot structure Eight government storage bins were damaged with two bins completely destroyed miles southeast of here The BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Violent weather moved acros Iowa late Monday and early Tues day bringing thundershowers scattered hail and strong winds The Weather Bureau special storm warnings for east ern Iowa in the early morning lours but it appeared that no ex tremely severe conditions devel oped A deepening storm center which vas in southeast Colorado Mon day was moving due north through eastern Nebraska Tues day morning Council Bluffs had vind gusts up to nearly 50 miles an hour at midmorning Tuesday Inch of Rain Rainfall ranging up to nearly an nch at Spencer was reported in owa for the 24 hours ended at 30 Tuesday Mason City had 19 Abnormally warm temperatures ranging up to a high of 86 at Red Oak were recorded in Iowa Mon day afternoon with Mason City ranking close with 80 The Weather Bureau said the torm center to the west of Iowa vould continue to give the state bowers throughout Tuesday vhile in the extreme west light but fairly steady rain was ex lected to develop and change into now Tuesday night High Winds Iowa rainfall figures in the 24 hours ended Tuesday morning in cluded Sioux City 57 of an inch At Atlantic where a quarter of an inch of rain fell thunder storms were accompanied by high winds which broke a couple of plate glass windows in the down town area Cedar Rapids reported an elec trical storm which caused some minor damage to power circuits u u i iiuutM uamage 10 pc bushel capacity bins were empty in a few The loss is estimated at 9Day Milk Strike in Detroit Is Ended DETROIT of De troits milk strike Tuesday called off their nineday old tieup The order from the striking Fair Share Bargaining Assn said all ticketing was to end at 1 p m Tuesday End of the violence marked strike came as Detroits milk sup ply rose to more than 75 per cent of normal A sudden windstorm between Colfax and Newton Monday night was blamed for a traffic accident which injured six persons Ken neth W Patterson Des Moines trucker slopped when a flurry of dense dust obscured his vision A following car rnmmed into his truck and a second car rnmmed the first one highway patrolmen said No serious injuries were re ported FARMER KILLED NORTHBORO Iowa ompton 70 who farms near icre was killed instantly iate Monday when his tractor ran off county road near his home and iverturned in a deep ditch au horitics said Savings Loan Group Sets Mortgage Mark DES MOINES UP Iowa savings and loan associations set a new record in mortgage finan cing during 1955 State Auditor Chet B Akers said Tuesday Fiftyfive statesupervised as sociations made mortgage loans for n total of The year before loans were made for 3 States Are Hit Hardest Casualty List Not Complete DRUMRIGHT Okla WA rash of tornadoes struck two dozen towns in Oklahoma Kansas and Missouri overnight killing at least cven The most furious twister hit Drumright leaving five dead and a hundred houses smashed in this town of about 40 miles south west of Tulsa Two were killed in southeast Kansas where weather observers said they had reports on 14 torna does Four twisting funnels hit the ex reme southwest corner of Mis souri with police reporting two persons injured and worth of damage at Joplin 50 Injured The Oklahoma casualty list along a path from Drumright to Miami in the northeast corner of the state included 50 injured Four members of the C V Bev el family were killed in Drum his wife and two daughters Gloria Jean 17 and Virginia 18 A teenage son at a movie when the storm hit is the only survi vor Mrs Elmer Weaver 81 died la ter in a hospital Ethel Whited about 70 was killedby a twister which hit just south of Grenola Kan Another splintered the home of E E Reek near Toronto killing Reek and blowing his wife and da ugh ter out of the house They were not injured seriously A dozen were hurt in the storm vhich hit Miami and wrecked a fourblock area Lesser Storms Lesser twisters were reported at Hopeton Skeedee near Pond Creek Davenports Jacktown on he edge of Tulsa and Freedom all in Oklahoma A tornado also was reported in he small community of Sobel in County of Southeast rn Oklahoma The tornado struck about mid night and two persons were in ured not seriously Two homes and a 3room frame ichool were destroyed and a church damaged by the twister The Oklahoma Highway De partment which sent a disaster rew to Sobel said that many oads in the county were blocked jy uprooted trees and wrecked lower lines The Miami tornado also struck uapaw and Baxter prings Kan 100 Houses Hit Other points hit in Kansas in luded Attica Maple City Otto Florence Strong City Fredonia Howard Radium and Ellinwood The Drumright blow came at 36 An estimated 100 houses in a 25 block were demolished or badly damaged by the twister as it dipped down at the southwest corner and cut a blockandahalf wide swath diag onally across the town The First Christian Church was leveled as were some six busi ness buildings The front of the city library caved in and the Sal vation Army hut adjoining it col lapsed Sloan Resigns Post With GM NEW YORK A 1 f r e d P Sloan 80yearold pioneer auto maker has resigned as board chairman of General Motors Corp Albert Bradley 64 English born member of the GM Board of Directors and executive vice president succeeded Sioan in a series of t o plevel personnel changes announced Monday Sloans 38year career with GM began shortly after the birth of the automobile industry In the 1930s he led GM through the de pression The firm grew into the worlds greatest auto maker and the worlds largest industrial cor poration ;