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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 10, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXItl Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 1957 This Paper Consists of Two Ona Nt Ike Raps Criticism by Conservatives House Stands Ground Refuses to Restudy Bill FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES DES Iowa House beat down an attempt Wednesday to force reconsideration of a bill to shift property taxes away from farm buildings The measure now in the Senate would shift from 12 to 15 million dollars in property taxes away from the buildings As described on the House floor it would ex empt all farm buildings but the house itself from property tax ation and shift the burden to the land I The effort to reconsider the bill was voted down 5133 Talked to Erbe Rep Robert Nadcn RWebster who voted for the bill when it passed March 29 said he had changed his mind after talking with Ally Gen Norman Erbe Erbc said there was nothing in the bill calling for the shift Naden said The only way the lost revenue can be replaced is to increase the millage levy throughout the taxing he said The loss would have to be borne by home owners both in the city and country industry and other personal property if the bill be comes law he said In Ofher Business The House approved a 16 mil lion a year budget to run Board of Control institutions during the next two years The major ap propriations bill went to the Sen ate 1000 The million figure was more than the 14 institu tions have been getting but less than Gov Herschel C Loveless recommended Little Debate The House also took up the same legislative reapportionmenl it passed in the two pre vious sessions defeated three major amendments but failed to reach a final vote before the noon recess The House bill passed in the 195355 sessions but died in the Senate Altogether 10 re appor tionment measures have been in troduced in the Senate and House this session but the House bill is the first to come up for debate The bill debated would amend the state constitution to increase the membership of t h e Senate from 50 to 60 and apportion the seats on a population basis It would reduce membership in the House from 108 to 99 so as to give each county one representa tive It is the socalled Stevens bill UP 16 IN 10 YEARS Food Prices to Be Probed WASHINGTON UP Congressional investigators have drafted a report showing that retail food prices increased 16 per cent in the last decade while prices paid farmers for the same items fell 14 per cent The report not yet made public was prepared by the newly created consumer study subcommittee of the House Agriculturei Committee I Subcommittee Chairman Victor L Anfuso DNY said Wednes day it will be the basis for a new round of investigations of food industry prices Anfuso who resents a Brooklyn district wilh TOM RUNYON HE CAN GRIN NOW C B Lewis Oklahoma City can smile now at his new daughter through the window at the hospital nursery But waiting for his second child proved too fainted in the corridor and bashed his head Note He was hospitalized four days because of the fall a out a single farm is the only big city member of the congressional farm bloc The groups first report it was learned will say that the annual food costs of the average city family rose from in 1947 to in 1956 Of the increase farmers received or about 9 per cent the report adds Food processors iiandlers retailers and other mar keting agencies got S400 or about 80 per cent The remaining went for imported foods and fish Demands Probe of McLeod WASHINGTON Sen Hum phrey DMinn demanded Wed nesday that the Senate inquire into State Department security and refugee operations before if acts on President Eisenhowers nomination of Scott McLeod as ambassador to Ireland McLeod now head of the de partments Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs nomi nated Tuesday to succeed William Howard Taft III in Dublin Sen Knowland of California the Republican leader expressed confidence the appointment will be approved by the Senate A number of other senators agreed About Good Record The Weather Mason City Light snow Wednes day night low in lower 30s Rain or snow and colder Thurs day high in upper 30s Iowa Scattered showers Wednes day night and light snow northwest with rain or snow southeast Thursday Low Wed nesday night in 30s Minnesota Clearing colder GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 44 Minimum Tuesday night 24 At 8 Wednesday 36 YEAR AGO Maximum 51 Minimum 25 Some Republicans Push Loss for Highway Post DES MOINES least three Senate Republicans are for the nomination of a Democratic state representative for a highway commission post The House member who is get ting this support is Casey Loss Algona Loss himself reports embar rassment by the various stories public service and he will be con Knowland said McLeod now is in Geneva Switzerland at tending a meeting of the Intergov ernmental Committee for Euro pean Migration Pie said he will return to the United States after the meeting ends next week New Tax Measure Argued DES MOINES UP A tax bill which its Republican sponsors said would raise enough revenue to finance virtually in its entire ty Gov Herschell Loveless budget came before the Iowa Senate Wednesday After only a brief discussion the senators became tied in parlia mentary knots over consideration of these questions 1 How much money will it take to pay in full the state agricultur al land tax credits 2 How much money will the state sales tax produce each year if it is retaned at its present per cent level Senate Rules 3 Since the measure would ear mark some funds for capital im provements at State Board of Regents institutions didnt the measure under Senate rules have to go to the Appropriations Com mittee On the latter point Lt Gov William H Nicholas ruled that the measure did have to go to the Appropriations Committee Sen X T Prentis RMounl Committee Rules Against Dolliver in Coad Case WASHINGTON House Administration Committee decid ed Wednesday no contest exists i linking him as a possible ap Ocn Humphrey said in an interviewpointee for any state job TwoLVvr chairman of the Senate he is confident the Senate ago some support was evkWay and Means Committee K Relations Committee of which for him for a hislnvavjplained thai the bill The Increase in marketing charges was attributed to two services for con sumers in the form of more pre pared and frozen foods and high er marketing costs No Evaluation The report did not evaluate the factors which have increased retail Nor did it go into related market activities such as the use of trading stamps cor poration mergers and other re cent food industry developments These investigations will be the next phase 01 the subcommit tees the report said Other highlights of the subcom mittee report prices of cereals and bakery products rose 34 per cent between 1947 and 1956 while farm wheat prices dropped 7 per cent Milk Prices prices of milk are off 16 per cent from their 1952 peak while retail prices of dairy prod ucts are down only 3 per cent prices on the farm fell 29 per cent from 194750 while re tail prices fell 5 per cent the rise in family food spending the average city family last year spent about 3234 per cent of its afterlaxes income for the same as 10 years earlier Rising wages apparently kept pace with the rise in food costs and a trend toward more expensive foods Parried Area Youth Hit by Truck Dies IOWA CITY J Tom Runyon 51 Serving Life for Slaying at Britt Is Dead of Heart Attack FORT MADISON W Tom Runyon 51 Iowa prison lifetermer who was nationally known as a writer died unexpectedly of a heart attack at 6 Wednesday Authorities said Runyon was removed to the hospital during the night when he became critically ill A member of the Barker and Gibson gangs of 30 years Runyon was serving a life term for the murder of James Zrostlik Britt farmer Runyon was one of three men who stopped Zrostlik and his family as they drove to church the morning of Nov 2 1935 After Zrostlik and leaving him Draft Plan to Change Tax Forms DES MOINES UP A move was made by the Senate Ways and Means Committee Tuesday to bring the Iowa individual income tax forms more in line with the federal returns The powerful committee drafted a bill which would adopt the federal exemption structure anc provide for an optional 10 per cenl standard deduction The present standard deduction in Iowa is 5 per cent The bill also would increase the income tax rates However Sen Jack Miller R Sioux who prepared the bill said the revenue from the in come tax would remain about the same because the higher rates would be counterbalanced by the higher exemptions and deduction He said the Iowa income tax would continue to bring in an es timated a year Miller said the bill would elim inate most of the nopay returns which are filed annually He said of the persons who file the nopay returns would not have to file returns and 222 would have to pay some to die beside the road the men fled in the Zrostlik car The killers earlier had wrecked another car they had stolen After a search which took of ficers several times into Minne sota and South Dakota Runyon w a s captured Feb 28 1937 at Wichita Kans He was returned to Iowa aud stood trial at Garner for the Zrostlik slaying Judge Henry Graven sentenced Runyon to life in prison after he entered a plea of guilty to second degree murder Eunyon later stood trial for a b a n k robbery at Eyota which took place four days after the Zrostlik slaying He re ceived a second life sentence for his part in this case Sensational Escape On Sept 13 1943 Runyon es caped from the Iowa prison by digging his way tinder an electri cally charged fence He hid in a barn on the Earl Vincent farm near West Point and then abduct ed the Vincents using a pitchfork as a weapon When the Vincent car had a flat tire Washington Iowa Run yon commandeered another car and continued his flight which ended with his capture after a running gunfight in a Fort Dodge residential area four days after bis escape During his flight Runyon had abducted five persons and also engaged in a brief exchange of gener in the State Department Overly Slow He said that among other things McLeods policies in hand ling the European refugee pro gram should be scrutinized Some congressional Democrats com plained that McLeod was overly job as is the case this year Alsolall taxes at plCaciiL his name was linked with a liquorllevel This would include the sales commission session TT ay AIU L ATI v uvuvi w a o UVCllV in the challenged election of Rep slow in getting the program under if Atlantic for confirma Coad DIowrn wav tlon as highway commissioners Coad Hep Burleson commit tec chairman said a resolulioniis a job earlier in this Max at per cent the individual income tax at its present 80 per cent rate and the corporation in come tax at three per cent Total Revenue Prentis said the bill would pro duce a total of a year in revenue which he said would come within a few thousand dol lars of covering the governors Northern Iowa senators are hoping Loss might be considered for the post now held by Emery L o o m i s Waterloo Governor Loveless has sent the names of Robert Brice Waterloo and Ce will FBI agent and a adopted by the committee outlinmcr administrative assistant to i the House for aclion cither Wed nesday or Thursday Coad Boone minister defeated the then incumbent James I Dol liver Fort Dodge Republican by 198 votes last November Dolliver challenged the official count of votes Coad contended Dolliver did not properly notify him required by House rules of the planned contest The committee resolution adopted by a unanimous vote declared the unsigned paper by which attempt was made to con test the election is not the notice ing its view will be submitted to Chairman Bridges NH of their WCIC ng baCk by Thn P the House for action cither WedSenate Republican Policy who has cheated he would earmarkj i will not recede from his stand n pioceecis 01 one cent of sales IOWAN WOUNDED TOKYO WPvl Cecil M Mc Dowell 21 son of Mrs Regenia McDowell Dubuque Iowa was identified by the Army Wednes day as the soldier seriously wounded in an attempted escape from an Army guardhouse near Tokyo v o Malone would replace Mel Grarecommended budget and leave a balance S24 million in the state general fund at the end of the Theyve been rc the Senate but lhe weiler 7 son of Mr and Mrs Marion Detweiler of near Parnell was injured fatally Tuesday when struck by a gravel truck as he rode his bicycle onto a rural road in front of his house HEADS UNION OSKALOOSA Mrs Hershel Mendenhall Fairfieid Tuesday was elected president of the Womens Missionary Union SCOTT McLEOD Minnesota Girl Is Iowa Senate Queen DES MOINES Minne sota girl has been picked as Queen of the Iowa Pages working for the Iowa up per chamber chose Nadine Brown 19 Fairmont She is sec retary for Sen John Walker SAME BUck fU means traffic death In pint U one cent of tax for a property tax relief fund from which state aid to schools of S22la million and agricultural land tax credits would be paid Any balance in the property tax relief fund would go for capital im provements at board of regents institutions Flames Burn Out High School Shops DES MOINES of un determined origin burned out the shops building at Lincoln High School early Wednesday and seri ously damaged the heating plant quarters Both are in the same building Classes1 wcrc cancelled for Wednesday pending investigation to determine whether the heating plant could be put back into serv ice Firemen prevented the flames from spreading through an annex into lhe main school building shots with a farmer Falls Edited Publication Defends Present Policies Claims 1890 Theories Out FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON President Ei senhower Wednesday strongly de fended his administration against riticism from conservatives The President told his news conference that this country cant back to the political theories of 1890 Another Republican Ben jamin Harrison was president in 1890 Eisenhower defended himself against criticism by conservatives of both and Republican Eisenhower said he accepts honest criticism and ignores per sonal criticism He said criticism does not affect his health Betrayal of Trust The President was asked if he was aware that Sen Goldwater RAriz had characterized Eisen howers budget as a betrayal of Republican trust Eisenhower said members of Congress have a right to their opinions He said historically there has always been a clash of ideas and of methods of promot ing these ideas Without any direct reference to Goldwaters criticism of the modern Republicanism which Eisenhower has been advocating the President said in this day and time the government cannot limit itself to the processes of 1890 Todays Conditions He said the government must adapt the principles of the Consti tution to the inescapable indus trial conditions of today Eisenhower said he believes profoundly in the programs he to Congress A reporter noted that Eisen howers budget represents only 18 per cent of the national in come The reporter said this is the lowest percentage since World War II Eisenhower replied that busU ness friends have told him their own budgets are going up 6 8 or 10 per cent a year He said they are astonished that the federal governments budget has in creased only per cent Nevertheless Eisenhower said S72 billion is a terrific amount of money to be put to purposes that will not provide new jobs He said it is all right with him if some cuts can be made but he added the outlay cannot be reduced to any great extent except by elimina tion of some of the programs No Indication Outwardly at least there was no indication in the news confer near Iowa cnce tnat Eisenhower was ready to come out fighting hard person ally for his legislative program Advice that he take that course vi j v L11C1 I VULJlOC Runyon had served as editorjwas reported to have been given of The Presidio publication ofihim by GOP congressional lead the Fort Madison institution was widely known for his short stories and other writings includ ing a biography In for He recently had been working on another book Since h i s recapture in 1943 ers The President made these other points at his news conference said critics of defense cut backs in Britain should under stand that the British have had trouble keeping their economic TO WINNER AP Wircphoto Robert Strom 10 has taken over the lead in the battle for top money given by TV quiz shows Strom displays some of he scientific symbols he had to identify in a complex question which shot his earnings to He appeared on the CBS Question show Mo deponed Theodore Nadler winner of on as the big gest winner to dale Runyon had benn described bv nose above water since World Warden Percy Liamon as H model prisoner He had attracted still hopes for a satisfac wide attention by his writings conclusion to negotiations Erie Stanley Gardner the EfiJpt on the Suez Canal iauthor of mystery novels has said that if there are so ladvocatcd a parole for him ThisinP to bS cuts in his rec proposal drew sharp budget there will have to be from tho State Parole Board restudy of major government Kunyon was a native of ka ifis survivors include a sister and a son in the Navy Funeral arrangements w ere pending but Warden Lainson said it is expected that Runyon will be buried outside the prison Herbert Hoover Gets Radio Industry Award CHICAGO Former Presi dent Herbert Hoover Tuesday won the highest award of the National Assn of Radio and Tele vision Broadcasters The broadcasters gave Hoover the 1957 Keynote award and Senate Approves Measure to Ease jQ Load of Bus Firms DES MOINES A bill ex empting city transit companies certain state and local taxes was before Gov Herschel Love less Wednesday The Scnale approved the meas ure 3911 Tuesday with Demo crats opposing the bill as they have other tax exemption legisla tion The bill would Eliminate registration fees and compensation taxes and replace CMIU joined by President Eisenhower these with a S25 annual fee for lauded him for helping the radio1 each bus industry in its infant days Hej Do away with local gross re was the first person not profesjceipts or franchise taxes sionally associated with ho in Exempt the companies from dustry to receive the groups top gasoline tax on fuel used by iir 1 award iwithiu cities ;