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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 8, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North lows Doily Newspaper Edited tor UM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI N I W J P A H THAT MAKIS ALL H 0 I T H 10WANS NilCHIORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI Prew United Full vM Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL I IMS This Paper CoinuU of Two US Morals Law in State Said to Be Inadequate DBS MOINES state has a new law to deal with Bex offenders but at least one lowan who has made a special study of the subject thinks it falls short in several impor tant particulars He is William Crissman Cedar Rapids former Linn County attor ney and widely remembered as the prosecutor of Dr Robert Rutledge slayer of a man accused of stealing his wifes affections Crissman headed a state group which studied the problem of sexual psycho paths when he was county attorney The fundamental fault of this said Crissman of the signed into law this week by Gov Leo Hoegh is that it em powers the courts to commit sons who commit sex crimes to mental health institutes instead o sentencing them to the tory or His views have evoked strong defense of the new legislation by some of the state representative who sponsored it They include Reps Van Zwol a life insurance man who had introduced similar meas ures unsuccessfully in the last two sessions of the Legislature anc three lawyers Milroy RVinton Pendleton RStorm and Carson Milroy believes the new law fills a Criminal Law he said a courl has no means of taking care ol sexual psychopaths except under criminal law Actually there is reason to be lieve there is some mental defi ciency or quirk that needs to be taken care of in the psychopathic field and that treatment is avail able at state mental health insti tutes I very definitely think the measure is a good Crissman had said that no one is opposed to legislation which could reasonably be supposed to reduce the number of sex crimes But the new law is he contends illad Vised and In committing aperson who has perpetrated a serious sex crime to a mental health institute Criss man says the state is placing Mm in an institution which has in adequate security facilities to pre ventbis Therefore the public instead of being protected by such com Crissman added is in constant danger of the criminals escape and perpetration of further crimes Rep Carson takes another view I he commented that Crissman missed the boat The new law is permissive not mandatory It does change existing crimi nal law in any Called Permissive Rep Pendleton also emphasized that the new law is permissive It doesnt he explained that a person who has committed mur der rape or any heinous sex crime will not be prosecuted to the full extent of the It does provide a method where by a man who has not committed a serious crime but who has demon strated inclination to sex deviations which might be of violent nature may be examined and screened and confined if he is actually a sex Two Iowa Men Die on Roads Bj The Freit Two Iowa men were killed Thursday and early Friday in sep arate accidents William E Neifert 36 Sioux City was killed early Friday in a collision of two trucks on Highway 30 about 11 miles west of Cedar Rapids Authorities said Neifert was driv ing a semitrailer loaded with hogs which apparently hit the rear of another large truck driven by Charles White of Colo White was not injured Zeno H Schmidt 41 Blairstown tavern operator was killed Thurs day afternoon when his car rammed a railroad underpass on Highway 6 two miles west of Stuart It was the fourth fatality in the past six weeks on Highway 6 near the underpass Schmidt is survived by his widow a 3yearold daughter NO CALLERS WASHINGTON Eisenhower saw no callers Friday in observance of Good Friday AP Wlrephoto THEDA DIES Theda Bara siren of the silent screen died Thursday night at a Los Angeles hospital at the age of 65 In a coma since she first was hospi talized in February she was a victim of cancer 3 TOTS STRICKEN Death at Hand Again for Family at Colfax NEWTON are going hard for the Daryl Warner family near Colfax this Eastertide A rare malady of the pancreas which previously took the lives of two of their six children now has afflicted three of the remaining youngsters for whom death may not be far away The Warners live on a farm near Colfax and the father works on the nightshirt at the Maytag Co in Newton The rare malady is known in medical terms as a fibrocystic disease of the pancreas It causes a shortage of juices in the stomach eventually causes the lungs to dry out making the victim suscep tible to pneumonia The first Warner child Linda Joyce died in October 1948 at the age of 5 months Jerry Marcene died in December 1953 when she was 3 days old The children who now have the Good Friday Services Mark Christs Death By The Associated frtti Christians around the world made pilgrimage to Good Friday services Friday commemorat ing the death of Christ on the cross In village church and vast ca thedral the faithful marked the crucifixion with centuries old ceremonies More than from many lands converged on St Peters Basilica in Vatican City to at tend the solemn mass of the pre sanctified host In the Holy Land some pilgrims many of whom had to pass through the no mans land dividing warring Israel and Jordan flocked into Arab Jeru salem Once again they followed the narrow twisting cobblestoned via way of the cross Gathered according to na tionality each group bore at its head a massive cross as they halted briefly at each of the 14 stations of the cross The procession formed a few hundred yards inside Jerusalems east wall where Christ was tried before Pontius Pilate Its route followed the path which tradition says Christs burdened steps took to Calvary the site now of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre In the United States churches from coast to coast threw open their doors for Good Friday serv ices Many scheduled threehour sermons commemorating the hours on the cross disease are Karen Kay 5 Donna Ray 4 and Carolyn Irene 3 Neither parents ever was afflict ed with the malady and the oldes child Harlen Lee 8 does not have it Pint Week At one time the three girls were being administered each week one pint of a new developed drug which costs a pint Don Ringler member of the stafl of the Newton Daily News visited the Warner home to inquire about the children As I walked into the home which was neat and well kept failed to notice even one doll something rather rare in a family of three Ringler wrote The Warners have received some aid from the state and from Jasper County and the girls have been taking treatments off and on at University Hospitals at Iowa City Blood Changed Karen the youngest and most seriously ill reentered the hospital at Iowa City Friday and probably will remain there for about two weeks Warner said doctors have changed the blood in her body three times in an effort to help her Mrs Warner said the strange ill ness does not keep the youngsters from acting like ordinary except that they do a lot of cough ing SURGERY FOR GIESLER HOLLYWOOD Jer ry Giesler southern Californias famous criminal lawyer under went surgery for acute appendicitis Friday at Cedars of Lebanon Hos pital Tax Bill Reaction Studied Lawmakers in Short Recess DBS MOINES mem bers went home late Thursday for the Good Friday long weekend ex pecting to receive the reaction o the people to their income tax bill which would raise individual rates from 75 to 100 per cent When adjournment time came the House had completed action as a committee in thoroughly re writing the measure It will be open to changing any or all of its provisions when it is taken up for mally Monday The House voted 6537 to recom mend passage of the bill as now written But it is virtually certain that attempts will be made to change some of the provisions now approved No Guesses It was estimated that the in crease in the rates for individual income tax payers would yield an additional 7 million dollars in state revenue The members agreed tha the figure would actually be higher than that But no one would hazard a guess because of the uncertainty about just how certain provisions would work out Here is what the bill would do if enacted in its present form 1 Raise the individual income tax rate from 75 to 100 per cenl effective on returns filed in 1956 on 1955 income 2 Retain the present 2 per cent tax rate on corporations 3 Reduce the exemption allowec single persons from to Re duce the exemption for married persons from to Increase jhe exemption for children anc other dependents from to Net Income 4 Require married persons hav ing a joint net income of in stead of the present to file a return Require a single person with a net income of insteat of the present to file Re quire married persons filing sep arate returns and having an aggre gate income of instead of the present to file 5 Require corporations to pay a filing fee whether or not any tax is due Defeated along the way were proposals that 1 A filing fee of be required of individuals whether or not any ax is payable 2 The state sales and use taxes be increased from 2 to 2Vi per cent each except on new motor ve ucles trailers accessories and automotive equipment 3 Subject cooperatives to taxa tion the same as corporations ex cept to allow deductions for dis ribution of patronage dividends Amendment Dropped The amendment to tax coopera ives lost on a voice vote This amendment was sponsored by Rep esentatives Frank Thompson Guthrie W H Tate Mason Jack Miller Sioux City and ohn Carlsen After the House had virtually completed work on the bill as a committee Rep Goode RBloom ield withdrew a proposed amend ment to extend the sales tax to about 50 services Rep Miller RSioux City with drew an amendment to repeal a rovision in the law requiring any one with a gross income of o file a return SAME DATEW4141 truffle In punt 24 TRUCKER City trucker was crushed to death Friday when his truck rammed into another semi near Cedar Rapids It was necessary to pull the cab and trailer apart to remove the body About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy Iowa Continued mild Minnesota Fair mild iveDay Iowa Temperatures Fri day night through Wednesday will average 9 to 12 degrees above normal Normal highs 57 north to 63 south Normal lows 33 north to 39 south Mild through Monday Cooler Tuesday and Wednesday Precipitation aver aging about 25 inch in showers Tuesday or Wednesday Globe Gazette veather data up o 8 Friday Maximum 56 Minimum 33 At 8 47 YEAR AGO Maximum 49 Minimum 24 AP Wirephoto MY TWIKES Warden 4 Nashville tells a patrolman how he held out for before settling with a Georgia motorist who knocked him off his tri cycle Thursday Johnnie who wasnt hurt much said he didnt want to press he was just glad he had money to have his vehicle repaired Akers Tactics Criticized Conservation Leader Cites OneMan War SAC CITY tf The head of the AH Iowa Conservation Council charged Friday that State Auditor Chet Akers is carrying on a one man campaign to abolish the present Iowa Conservation Com mission LeRoy L Kruskop council pres dent issued a statement refer ring to a report from the auditors office earlier this week which crit cized certain commission practic s and recommended that a full time three member conservation agency be created by the Legisla ure Called Unwarranted The continued attacks on the State Conservation Commission by State Auditor C B Akers are un warranted and grossly misleading o the people of our Krus kop said He added The findings of the auditors office do not justify the highly critical reports that are being is sued with ever growing frequency by that office The Conservation Commission as a department operates as effi ciently and effectively as any of our other state departments and any questionable actions or irregu arities in the commissions opera ions are no more serious than sim ilar actions and irregularities that are to be found in other state de partments The sportsmen of Iowa are be coming increasingly disturbed by he auditors crusade to disrupt the resent Conservation Commission organization We are of the firm opinion that the auditors office is ermitting personal resentment to its judgment and recommen dations Such grudge recommen dations have no place in state Crippling Setback Akers recommendation that a ulltime threeman commission be established would if followed re ult in a crippling setback to the conservation program in vruskop said Ewald Trost Fort Dodge mem ber of the state commission also charged that the attitude of tlie mditors office has been vindic tive and said it dates back to 946 Trost said that a former em loye of the auditors office was irrestcd that year for shooting pheasants from a car and that a riend of Akers was arrested at he same time for the same viola ion Commenting on Trosts accusa ion Akers said It is too silly and asinine to reply EDWARD CORSi State Department to Abolish Post Held by E J Corsi WASHINGTON B The State Department is abolishing the job t gave only three months ago to Idward J Corsi who since has become the target of repeated at acks by Rep Walter Corsi confirmed Thursday night hat be is being dismissed effec tive Sunday as special consultant o Secretary of State Dulles on ref ugee and immigration problems le said he was told Wednesday the job was a temporary one and that it was not being renewed Walter has based his attacks argely on charges that Corsi had associated with Communistdomi nated groups Corsi has strongly lenied the allegations Corsi had been industrial com missioner in New York States abor Department under Repub lican Gov Thomas E Dewey for 11 years Massachusetts Man Gets Parsons Post GR1NNELL Howard R Bowen 46 professor of economics at Williams College Wllliamstown was appointed Friday as president of Grinnell College Bowen succeeds Dr Samuel N Stevens who resigned last June He was chosen from among 100 applicants Pleasant Weather for Easter Weekend DES MOINES tfl lowans will have good weather over the week end to show off their Easter togs the Weather Bureau predicted Fri day The forecast calls for clear skies and afternoon temperatures in the GOS and lower 70s through Sunday Driver Loses Shrimp Load in Card Game HOUSTON agents Fri day sought a truck driver they saj lost 12 tons of frozen shrimp in a poker game Robert W Brewer Sikeston Mo was charged with unlawfully con verting merchandise in interstate commerce for his own use George Burton FBI agentin charge said Brewer 29 left the Brownsville Shrimp Exchange April 1 with the shrimp aboard a ruck and trailer owned by the Querner Truck Lines San Antonio Tex Brewers destination was De troit Mich Burton said Brewer got into a poker game in Houston with four men and apparently lost the entire shipment of shrimp Winners of the cargo Burton said attempted to market a por ion of their winnings to cafes in Houston and Beaumont but the FBI recovered of the sales money Four men were charged with re ceiving the pounds of shrimp valued at and con cealing stolen merchandise The four were released under bonds of each FOUR PERISH FACKLER Ala mother and her three small daughters were killed Thursday when their car was hit by a freight train The dead were Mrs Mary Venable 22 Etta Mae 2 Linda 4 and Mary Frances 6 Secrets Released by Press Ikes Views Made Public WASHINGTON W The louse said Friday President Eisen ower believes technical military ecrets have been made avail ble to the enemy through pub ication of such information in this ountry James C Hagerty presidential iress secretary told newsmen hat Eisenhower is disturbed about he situation Hagerty declined however to discuss the question whether Eisenhowers views are related to new Defense Department nformation control directives put into effect last iweek by Secretary of Defense Wilson Hagerty said he was not going o discuss the situation in the Pen tagon Deeply Concerned Hagerty was asked at a news conference for comment on a New York Herald Tribune story saying the President is deeply concerned over what he regards as an ex cessive flow of military informa ion from this country to the So viet The dispatch by Walter Kerr of the newspapers Washington bu reau added He the President hinks the United States is telling he Russians too much He thinks the Russians are profiting from it This is the explanation for the strict directives issued at the Pen agon last week by Secretary of Defense Charles E Wilson in effect banned release of any information without prior clearance through his office where ae directed that it was to be checked both for security and for whether it was in accordance with policy Some reporters have pro tested it is a virtual blackout on information Change in Mind A reporter asked Hagerty wheth er the Pentagon directives repre sented a change of mind on the part of the President with respect to past statements that he does not believe in censorship The newsman noted that the President shortly after he took of fice stated that information re strictions were intended only to protect national security data and should not be administered in any way which would Staount to cen sorship of legitimate news I think I could say Hager ty said The President never has Delieved in censorship of legitimate news At his press conference and his executive order on security matters he has expressed that be ief and has translated it into action No Reason However he has also always believed there is no reason to make available to the enemy tech nical military secrets which by their issuance could do nothing but hurt the interests of the United States To that extent and only to that extent would we ask that that sort of information be withheld from general circulation He does not believe that in oth er instances security or security regulations should be used by any branch of the government to cover up the publication of legitimate Asked whether Eisenhower feels that technical military secrets have been made available to the enemy through publication of such data in this country Hagerty re plied We have felt that such technical information has been made News in Brief WASHINGTON Defense Department Friday said It will make public relevant information concerning Gen Douglas MacArthurs views in February 1945 on Russian entry into the war against Japan The department said release of the material would be made but set no specific date for public disclosure The department said it might not make full disclosure of official documents as MacArtbur has insisted should be done LAS VEGAS Nev WVDetonation of perhaps the most powerful atomic device of the 1955 400foot tower post poned Friday Conditions were not acceptable for the explosion the Atomic Energy Commission said The detonation may come Satur day if conditions are right MIAMI Ben C Willard Thursday sentenced Andrew John Ciak to 60 days in jail for taking power lawn mower from a store display for a stroll along the sidewalk Im letting you light because I could charge you with drunk Willard told Czak TAIPEI Formosa UVThe Nationalist Chinese Ministry mid Friday the Communists began using their big newly built air base at Luchiao Lukiao 200 miles north of the Matsu Islands on April 3 The base is reported the largest and best in the whole of Red and is usable by evary type of plane from jets to heavy ;