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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 13, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Doily Newspaper EOtod for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NOtTH IOWANS NIICHIORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI FTCM to4 United Htcu Kull Wlrts MASON CITY IOWA WIDNESDAY APRIL 13 1955 This Paper of Two Truck Bill Gets OK in Senate Bigger Tax Is Wanted Ktrrltei DES Iowa Senate Wednesday approved a bill which would levy a one million dollar an nual tax on outofstate trucks us Ing state highways The bill now goes to the House The move was the latest in an Interstate scrap over reciprocity The tax would be a slap at states which now tax Iowa trucks for using their highways The Iowa Commerce Commis would have power to waive the tax on trucks from states which have reciprocal no tax agreements with this state Annual The bill would levy an annual filing fee and registration fee on all foreign trucks passing through the state which weigh pounds or more The bill would replace a compensation tax ranging from to a year depending on weight which now brings in about a year Meanwhile the Iowa House de feated 5648 a proposal to make participation in the state public employes pension program optional Instead of mandatory Rep Dewey Goode RBloom House majority leader said none of the employes now In the program should be forced to contribute 3Vi per cent of their wages to the program if they dont want to But other members said the program would be endangered If it were made optional The House unanimously ap proved a bill to pay to John Mbrrell for its losses in a vesicular exanthema eradication program among hogs last July Research Croup The House also passed a resolu tion to create a sixman research committee to examine ways of implementing a report of the Iowa Little Hoover Commission of 1950 which recommended ways of streamlining the state govern ment In business Tuesday afternoon the Senate rejected 3413 a motion to reconsider its passage of a bill designed to eliminate confusion be tween Iowa and Federal income tax laws and to boost state revenue by about The bill sets up a new simplified Iowa income tax filing form It also provides for adoption by the state of federal definitions for income tax purposes of such terms as taxpayers and adjusted gross and insofar as possible adopts federal provisions for de ductions Question Remains Sen Schroeder In moving to recall the bill for further study said it was of far reaching importance to Iowa tax payers and that there was a ques tion as to its constitutionality This bill not only changes the form used for reporting the Iowa income tax but changes the entire tax structure of the Schroe der said It includes a five per cent capi tal gains tax we want to go as far as to impose a state capital gains tax in addition to the heavy federal capital gains tax He said the doubts about whether the bill was constitutional arose from the fact that the measure in effect would delegate taxing authority to the federal govern ment It is the capital gains tax which automatically would be collected in Iowa if the measure becomes law which would account for the increase in revenue There is na state capital gains tax now Argued Motion Sen OMalley DDcs Moines argued against the motion to re consider He said the measure had not been rushed through the Legis lature but had been studied thor oughly by both House and Senate committees then debated fully in both houses Theres no question about it this is a tax increase OMal lay said In the House four secondary bills were sent to the Senate and one Senate bill was killed The bill defeated was designed to permit federal agencies to pay fees for recording chattel mort gages by the month instead of Opponents said this is per missible now The bill got a vote of 49 to 45 against but it takes a Wlnimum of 55 votes to pass a bill to the House ClobcGazette by Funeral complete arrangements The Major are in Funeral Home is in charge About The Weather Mason City Showers warm Iowa Clearing mild Minnesota Rain cooler Globe Gazette weather data up o 8 Wcd lay Maximum 59 Minimum 47 At 8 49 Prcc Trace VEAR AGO Maximum 7ft Minimum 41 INSPECTS Cookman and Engineer Merle Mahaffey inspect the front pilot of the threeunit diesel freight train which struck and killed Mrs Wohltman COVERS Joe Cookman covers the body of Amelia Wohltman as Detec tive Joe Madden looks on Mrs Wohltman was killed Tuesday when she ran into the path of an Albert Lea bound freight train Aged Woman Killed When Hit by Train Mrs Wohltman Dies Instantly Mrs Amelia Wohltman 85 629 6th Place Tuesday afternoon was killed when she ran into the Dath of a freight train at a cross ng near 8th and Carolina Place Dr J E Christopherson Cerro ordo County coroner attributec death to extensive crushingof the chest He said death was instan taneous No inquest is planned It is believed Mrs Wohltman confused attempted to cross the tracks but was hit by the front of the threeunit diese freight bound for Albert Lea from Marshalltown Returning Officers said the elderly womans body was lying approximately 20 feet seven inches from the point of impact The train estimated to have been going about 18 miles an hour was stopped about 281 feet from the crossing Mrs Wohltman was returning home after visiting the Clifford Mott residence at 686 8th Engineer Merle Mahaffey Marshalltown said he first saw her walking on the south side of 8th going west on the side walk When between 30 and 40 feet from the crossing she started to run with her head lowered Ma haffey added He declared he was unable to stop the train in time He said he had just got the train under way after stopping it shortly before about 100 feet down the tracks Story Mahaffeys statements were sub stantially verified by A L Lam phre brakeman and Charles Stone fireman who were in the cab with the engineer Two stu dents Roger Mott 13 686 8th and Mary Noe 11 911 Carolina Place related the same story Mrs Wohltman was born Nov 25 1869 at Saxon Germany She came to the United States when 6 months old She was married to William Wohltman Sept 8 1921 at Webster City They came to Ma son City in 1922 and she had lived hi her present home since then She was a member of St James Lutheran Church Mrs Wohltman has no surviving relatives She was preceded in death by her husband Jan 23 1949 in Mason City HUNDREDS MAROONED 8Foot Snow Drifts in Southwest Block Roads Salk Serum Rushed to Crucial States Young People Get First Shots CLAYTON N M tf Snow carried on brisk winds was piled highways up to eight feet deep here Wednesday isolating towns and stranding hundreds of motorists The spring blizzard extended from Wyoming to Nebraska and south into the Texas Panhandle where Dalhart also was ported cut off from highway communications Skies cleared over the area Wednesday and snow churned in towards the isolated towns A Greyhound bus with 15 passen gers and 2 drivers aboard was dug out of 8foot drifts Wednesday morning after one of the drivers H D Prater Amarillo stag Sift Ordered Into Crash of Airliner Peiping Sends Caustic Note HONG KONG Kongs government ordered a full police investigation Wednesday into the crash of an Indian airliner char tered by Red China But the Brit ish colonial authorities said the possibility that the plane was sabo taged Peiping Radio charge extremely re officials in Washington and Hong Kong dismissed the Commu nist charges as ridiculous and utter The planes own ers Air India International con firmed that mechanical trouble had delayed its departure from Bombay for Hong Kong for sev eral hours In London a British Foreign Of fice spokesman expressed regret at the unfortunate He added that it was clear authorities in Hong Kong took adequate pre cautions to safeguard the plane after a warning from Britains dip lomatic representative in Peiping that Chinese Nationalist sympa thizers might stir up trouble there 19 Aboard The Constellation went down Monday night in the China Sea be tween Borneo and Malaya Nine teen persons were aboard includ ing eight Chinese Communists en route to the AfricanAsian confer ence in Indonesia next week Only three Indian crewmen have so far been reported rescued A Peiping broadcast Tuesday night charged the crash was pre arranged by secret agents of the United States and Nationalist China The airliner came here on a reg ular flight Monday with passengers from India After discharging them it refueled during an hours stopover and then took off for North Borneo and Indonesia with the party from Peiping Not Airworthy gered into a filling station at Capu lin The bus was trapped in the drifts for 24 hours becoming stuck at 6 a m Tuesday All pas sengers were removed at a m Wednesday Good Condition H C Haddock Greyhound dis pitcher at Raton said all were n good condition Prater collapsed after giving directions as to the ocation of his bus Haddock said Prater was suffering from exhaus ion from bucking the drifts for about 10 miles The storm covered an area com oscd of parts of Colorado New Mexico Texas and Oklahoma in vhat was apparently the final as sault of a twoday blow Snow in the ClaytonRaton area vas 8 to 10 inches deep with drifts closing all highways up to 7 and 8 feet Clayton Police Dis patcher Wayne Curry estimated at east 75 motorists were stranded n Clayton itself Many others were spending the night in their cars on he highways No National Guard crews worked out of Clayton and some of them were trapped in the drifts Curry said There were no reported in juries from the storm Sheriff W J Joscy of Raton said crews working toward the strand ed bus found several one containing a mother and icr two in the Irifts They were freed by snow ilows and made their way to town Ask Removal of Alexander CHARLOTTE AMALIE Virgin Islands of Gov Archie Alexander want President Eisenhower to recall him Republi cans and Democrats here joined in the move one year after Alexander took office The governor a Negro is at his home in Des Moines The concerted attack had been expected for some time He has been feuding with the legislature and vetoed the islands budget Daniel Ambrose former govern ment secretary and now president of the Democratic Club in the islands criticized the governor severely Ambrose said something must be done to end chaotic con ditions here Roy Gordon national committee man for the Republican Club blast ed the governor over the radio He urged the people to petition the President for Alexanders removal The Unity Club addressed an open letter to Mr Eisenhower say ing in part One year after the inauguration of Gov Alexander there is an at mosphere of fear and uncertainty among all the elements of our community We ask you in good faith to recall STATE MEDAL HARRISBURG Pa un Dr Jonas E Salk discoverer of the antipolio vaccine will receive Pennsylvanias Medal of Meritor ious Service the states highest award Gov George M Leader an nounced One of the passengers from In dia Luigi Pirola Milan Italy said in Tokyo Wednesday that the planes captain had complained heatedly in Bombay that the craft was not airworthy The aircraft pilot D K Jatar is still missing There was no imme VACCINE BRIEFS WASHINGTON government Wednesday slapped export controls on the Salk polio vaccine The Commerce Department said the controls will be maintained until production of the vaccine is sufficient to meet both anticipated domestic and foreign demands Under the control system licenses would be required for any ship ment abroad except to Canada ANN ARBOR Mich Jonas E Salk who developed the Salk antipolio vaccine said Tuesday night science should now turn its efforts against mental disease as the next major target of preventative medicine Dr Salk made the recommendation in an interview with Edward R Murrow on the CBS television program See It The area of mental disease is one of the largest by far and particularly desperately in need of quantitative measures that tell us precisely what we are dealing Dr Salk said ty ryf WASHINGTON the stroke of a pen Oveta Gulp Hobby Tuesday put the governments approval on the new Salk antipolio vaccine Her signature gave the goahead to release of longawaited vaccine to the general public Mrs Hobby secretary of health edu cation and welfare licensed six drug firms to make and sell the vaccine through regular commercial channels She signed the licenses at p m The six licensed firms are Cutter Laboratories Berkeley Eli Lilly Indianapolis ParkeDavis and Detroit PittmanMoore Zionville Sharp and Dohme Phila delphia and Wyeth Laboratories Marietta Pa NEW YORK and Daniel Salk with humility and quiet pride saw over a closed television circuit Tuesday night their Virginia scientist son take an honored place in medical history The 65year old parents of Dr Jonas E Salk were part of an audience of cajjf watched the story of the development of the Salk vaccine to conquer polio Earlier in the day at their five room West Side apartment Mrs Salk cried a little when reporters and photographers invited them She was visibly moved over the world admiration her son had won Assault on Disease Is Opened Up 57 Million Are Readied lowans Polio Drug 1 Stricken DES MOINES of Iowa children who received the Salk polio vaccine in the 1954 tests in Linn Scott and Woodbury counties only one contracted polio She is Janet Spencer 10 Cedar Rapids She was hospitalized three times last September with three different diagnoses before it finally was determined she had paralytic polio She still is a patient at Uni versity Hospitals Iowa City Four other victims received the placebo a harmless but ineffectivelpiing disease may be speeded up solution They are Melvyn Hiesterman 7 Davenport who is still weariby Dr Jonas E Salks announce a back brace as a result of jment that two shots backed up by a booster seven months later By the Cnittd Prett Tons of Salk antipolio vaccine were rushed to points throughout the country Wednesday and public health authorities planned to start inoculating 57million American youngsters almost immediately Crates of the cherry red vaccine left pharmaceutical houses by air and truck as the biggest mass as sault on disease in history got under way Many states and communities planned to start administering the shots to first and second graders as soon as the vaccine arrived In parts of Pennsylvania West and New Mexico the was Friday San Diego planned to start Saturday Rock Island children will roll up their sleeves for the first of their shots Sunday Millions of children in other parts of the nation will accompany their grateful happy parents to distribution centers Monday Other states planned to start a little later and space the shots through the spring Schedules Drawn The National Foundation for In fantile Paralysis which ordered the mass inoculations hoped that 57million children would receive free vaccinations with their par ents consent before the end of summer when polio usually hits hardest The blitz attack against the crip McCarthy Foe Trial Begins LAS VEGAS Nev Greenspun publisher Vegas Sun went on M Hank of the Las trial Wednesday on a federal charge of mailing copies of his newspaper containing an article al legedly tending to incite the mur der of Sen McCarthy Greenspun pleading innocent has suggested the indictment wasjScott and Wood politically inspired His chief atbury a total of torney Edward P Morgan pupils in bulbar polio contracted last Sept 12 Michael Pena 9 Cedar Rapids who had a light case of nonpara lytic polio Leonard Schaeffer 10 Marion who suffered paralytic po lio Leonard Willis 9 Cedar Rap ids who had nonparalytic polio Specific figures summarizing the 1954 tests in Iowa were on record Wednesday from the Salk test Evaluation Center at the Univer sity of Michigan These figures showed that along with the children who ceived the Salk vaccine in Linn diate from Air India on Washington D says the conthe same three ft 1 Pirolas report India Prime Minister Nehru sent a sympathy message to the Communist Chinese government he heard of the Peiping sabotage the crash had some very unusual SAME White flag meirn no truffto dentil In past 24 hours stitutional rights of freedom of the press and speech are involved This is the first time in his Morgan contended that a newspaper publisher has been in dicted for a simple expression of Greenspuns article said the chances are that McCarthy c o u n t i es re ceived placebo shots All these children will be eligible for free Salk vaccine shots when the new inoculations JANET arc given later eventually be laid to rest at the this month There also were children in the gun and blast rnons received The indictmentjmixec injections in connection with hands of some poor innocent slob who would get Joe to says 874 copies of the paper which it appeared were mailed w Jan countis who received no sts children also Greenspun said the column also The Iowa State Health Depart mcnt Wednesday had not yet re ceivcd the wire which will advise expressed the hope this fate wouldjof time or arrival of this states not befall McCarthy Ive said ashipment of Salk vaccine for more lot worse things about heithan first and second grade said school children Thief Priest Returns Loot DENVER W Part of the taken by a reptnant bank robber has betn returned by a Denver priest to whom be con fessed but authorities still dont know his identity A Roman Catholic priest with sacred obligation to reveal nothing heard in the confessional Tuesday returned to authorities in bills he said was part of taken in a daylight robbery here Feb 17 Questioned by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents he said the money was given him by the bandit who confessed the crime U S Attorney Donald E Kel ley quoted the priest as saying My lips are sealed I have a sacred obligation by which I must abide even if it means my Kelley refused to identify the priest He said the churchman asked that he not be named and I respect that The priest approached officials of the Colorado State Bank earlier and disclosed he had some of the money taken in the robbery They notified the FBI and Kelley The U S attorney said the priest promised to relay a sage that partial return of the money would not absolve the rob ber of criminal I hope now that he will de cide to clear his conscience en tirely by coming to the proper said Kelley The money included six bills and was in different de nominations than the stolen cur rency The bills wit be held as evidence Kelley added would be sufficient The polio foundation and health authorities throughout the nation had based their plans on three shots based a week apart Most health officials said they would go ahead with plans for the three shot program unless they get a change in orders from the polio foundation But Pennsylvania offi cials said their entire planning would be revised on the basis of the Salk statement Authorities in Pennsylvania Texas and Okla homa said a twoshot program w6uld boost the number of children eligible for immediate inoculations by the hundreds of thousands Shipments on Way Pharmaceutical houses began shipping out tons of the vaccine within hours after it was pro nounced a success Tuesday Many states were poised to speed the vaccine throughout the country side by dramatic air and highway relays Ohio was geared to start inoculating first and second graders within 12 to 24 hours after the vaccine arrives in the state Hundreds of doctors and regis tered nurses stood ready to begin the stupendous task of inoculating the millions of children throughout the country Some hitches developed how ever In Marylands Montgomery Coun ty parents flatly refused to their youngsters receive the vaccine Two counties in Indiana objected that the plan smacked of socialized medicine The same objections to mass In oculations had arisen in Chicago but the citys Medical Society called them off at a lastminute meeting Tuesday night The deci sion cleared the way to start in oculations of Chicago first and second graders within a week ISC Will Host Miss America May 1214 AMES Ann Merf wether 19 Los Angeles MUft America of 1955 will appear at the Iowa State Collcga spring lival May and 14 She will crown the Vcishea Queea May 12 ;