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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 28, 1956, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home Though a Century Old Mason City Maintains a Youthful Outlook MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THf NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXII Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 28 1956 This Paper Consists o Two One No 174 Senate Certain to OK Highway Bill Schools Are No 1 Problem Center of Tax Study By DWIGHT McCORMACK DES MOINES UP The first and foremost problem the Iowa Tax Study Committee has faced is property taxation for schools it said in a preliminary report this week The report was written by W G Murray of Iowa State lege committee research direc tor It was intended to be a first draft of parts of the committees final report The committee has not yet reached the stage of making de cisions on major proposals The preliminary report was open to discussion of the members and amendment or change later The committee was created by the 1955 Legislature and asked to study the states tax situation and make recommendations for revi sions The final report is not ex pected until about Sept 15 Special Session Gov Leo Hoegh has said he will call a special session of the Legis lature to consider the committees program Indications are that the lawmakers will meet after the Nov 6 general election In a proposed letter of transmit tal of the report to the governor the preliminary report said Unanimous approval was not reached by the committee on all recommendations nor should it have been expected Many of the issues are so highly complex that it was impossible to find a solu tion that all could support Moreover no pressure was ex erted to get unanimous agree meent Instead provision was made for minority and dissenting Leading into the subject of property taxation for schools the preliminary report said With equity as its guiding prin ciple the committee made a de tailed study of Iowas taxes and found that there were not many gross inequities in the system The committee however did find important situations which on the basis of equity demanded atten Critical Nature Then the report added The first and foremost prob lem was property taxation for schools Throughout this reporl this problem will be considered first because of its critical nature The major reason for this is that the state has indicated its de sire to provide good schooling for its rapidly expanding group oi school children and the property lax alone is not adapted to the task of providing the revenue needed Highways on the other hand although they are also like school a major expanding item are be ing financed with reasonable sue cess Consequently the changes recommended in this area are no major The Weather Mason City Mostly cloudy through Sunday Occasiona light rain mixed briefly with light snow or light freezing drizzle changing to a few snow flurries and ending Saturday night with cooler Saturday night low 2628 Continued coo Sunday high 4245 Iowa Mostly cloudy through Sun day Scattered showers and thunderstorms extreme south east Saturday evening Consid erably cooler southeast Satur day night Continued cool Sun day Low Saturday night 2 northwest 33 southeast Minnesota Cloudy and cold GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Saturday Maximum Friday 59 Minimum Friday night 32 At 8 a m Saturday 33 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 77 Minimum 51 BIG MOMENT violin quartet from Charles City High School tunes up before auditioning at the state high school music contest at Clear Lake Paula Ervin is seated the others left to right are Rosalie Morris Betty Buckley and Janeane Tjaden Taking Part in State Music Contest CLEAR than students are participating here in he state contest for soloists and small groups They are audition ug at 10 centers in Clear Lake schools and churches The con icsts continue through Saturday afternoon Cedar Rapids three high schools led the way in the Fridaj judging They took 16 Division 1 ratings on 41 entries Mason Citys 22 entries Friday night took 8 Division I ratings Top Rating The top ratings were announced by the judges as follows Piano Merrill Har an Charles City Diana Smith Rapids Franklin Gisela Sielaff Cedar Rapids McfKinley Mary Jane Dyyrt Cedar Rapids Roosevelt Jane Anderson Spen Bridegroom 3 Others Hurt in PREWEDDING BUST DAYTON Ohio homemade bomb enclosed with some wedding gifts exploded in the midst of a prewedding gathering Saturday morning seriously injuring the bridegroom and three women relatives The puzzling explosion took place in a residence already hit by sadness Donald Dixon 27 University of Dayton student and a chil drens home basketball coach was hurt seriously in the blast He was to have been married at 10 a m to Miss Sara Louise Pfarrer daughter of Dr and Mrs Richard Allen Pfarrer of suburban Oakwood Counfy detectives and Police Chief D C Underwood of Engfe wood said they had not been able to determine a motive The funeral services for Dixons father who died in his sleep of a heart attack Thursday were scheduled Saturday afternoon Members of the family said the funeral services would go ahead as scheduled DURING BRITAIN VISIT Plot Against Lives of B and K Foiled LONDON W A government source said Saturday two anti Communist underground groups had plotted to assassinate Nikolai Bulganin and Nikita Khrushchev during the visit of Soviet leaders to Britain One of the organizations was reported to be centered on the continent and the other in the source said Both Scotland Yard and the Foreign Office were tipped off the source added He said niad identified the plotters as Scotland Yard declined com ment We do not discuss se curity matters for then they cease to be a Scotland Yard official said A spokesman said the Foreign Office had no knowledge of a plot but added The Russian security officers and our people took logical ac tion against the large number of people hostile to the Soviet No Big Incidents Two British newspapers said the vigilance of Scotland Yard had blocked the plot There were no major incidents during the visit of the Soviet chiefs The Daily Express and Daily Sketch said secret agents on the continent tipped British security officials on the reported conspi racy long before Soviet Premier Bulganin and Communist Party head Nikita Khruschev arrived here on their good will mission As a result Scotland Yard set up the tightest security screen in British history during the 10 days of negotiations partying and sightseeing by the Russians in England and Scotland Boarded Ship The famed British force didnt relax until the Soviet chiefs boarded the Russian cruiser Ordzhonikidze at Ports mouth Friday and Khrushchevs shouted Stay healthy good bye good luck echoed across the docks The Daily Exprsess said the plotters were members of a small but effective underground and reserve seat accommodation antiCommunist continent Rain Snow Cover State Soaking rains fell in much of Iowa Friday night and Saturday For a number of points it was the heaviest precipitation since last fail In an unusual development for this late date the State Highway Commission said highways north and west of a line through Akron LeMars Sheldon and Sibley in ex treme northwest Iowa were 50 per cent ice and snowcovered Snow amounts ranged up to inches at Alton Eastern Iowa specially north east Iowa got the most rain but parts of southwest and south cen tral Iowa which need moisture so badly also got some precipitation Moisture totals for the last 48 hours mounted past the twoinch mark at some points Clarence added another inch to inches received the previous day Brook lyn reported inches of rain and WaJford in the 24 hours ended at a m Saturday The rain was accompanied by a sharp drop in temperatures I was cool throughout Iowa Satur day in contrast with high read mass moved in RATES UPPED WASHINGTON In terstate Commerce Commission T j ji vr ma VUUHL WlrtSUIl Friday authorized the nations city B group clear Lake A railroads to increase sleeping car group reserve seat accommodation Drum A on the charges by 7Va per cent effective and B groups Charles City next Tuesday Rapids Franklin Kristin Miller Cello solo Cedar Rapid franklin Carl Herkner Ceda Rapids McKinley Michael Spos ton Misc Group Strings Ceda Rapids Roosevelt Mason City Cello Quartet Cedar Rapid Franklin Mixed String Rap ids McKinley String City String City String City Cedar Debunks Sailors Claims Solons Hear Testimony By WARREN ROGERS JR WASHINGTON A soviet seaman spurned his am assadors appeal to return home Saturday labeled as lies state ments attributed to five other Russian sailors who were whisked out of the earlier this month Michael IvankovNikolov one of four Soviet seamen who tolc Russian Ambassador Georgi Za rubin Friday in a dramatic face toface meeting that they want to stay here rforever testified at Bearing of the Senate Interna Security subcommittee Speaking through an interpre ter before an overflow audience that spilled into the corridors IvankovNikolov was asked abou statements made in Moscow two days ago by the seamen who were flown home April 7 Threats Cited Subcommittee Counsel Rober Morris quoted the seamen who returned to Russia as saying tha after the piratical seizure o their ship the Soviet tanke Taupse by the Chinese National ists they were threatened and systematically beaten in ordei to make us betray our Is that statement true asked Morris From beginning to end thi statement is a replied Ivan kovmkolov There is not a drop of truth in the whole state The words of the 35yearold radio technician were translatec into English by Natalie Von Meyer a strikingly pretty em ploye of the U S information agency The senators met Saturday t hear from IvankovNikelov Be Ermenke and Vkiter Tatmikox The subcommittee which i looking into Soviet activities in cer Richard Sorenson Cedar the United States already ha Rapids Roosevelt Baritone Solo Cedar Falls Jim Shoemaker Decorah Dave Duniavy Mason City Emanuel Potiriades Decorah Bob Pfister Clear Lake Robert Harfan Es therville Larry Schenck Choral Conducting written test Estherville String Quartet String Quartet Cedar Rapids Franklin Boone Violin City Violin Solo Cedar Rapids Roosevelt Therese Popelka Ce dar Rapids Roosevelt Sherry Gregory West Waterloo Joan Brown Mason City Nor ma Rlarr Cedar Rapids Franklin Kristin Miller Mason City Kath erine Rumeliote String Bass Rich ard McCoy Viofa City Norma Klarr Violin Duet Cedar Rapids Roosevelt Student Conducting Band and Orchestra written test Cedar Rapids McKinley Janet Bohlan der Marion Harvey Sollberger Among the results Saturday morning Division I ratings went to Alto Clarinet Ju die Olson Snare Drum solo Marion Bruce Davis Spencer Russell heard from the fourth seaman 20yearold Viktor Soloyev Pleaded in Vain The four met at an immigra tion hearing Friday with Am bassador Georgi Zarubin H pleaded in vain with them to re turn to Russia Immigration Commissioner Jo seph Swing said in a statemen Friday night that Zarubin had re quested the seamen to return bu had been turned down twice Swing also said the seame were advised that they should ca immediately on the immigratio service or their sponsor t h hurch World Service if anybod ried to bully them into leavin their sanctuary Swing thus served notice on th Russians that the immigratio service which is responsible un der the law for such aliens in parole status would not permit a repetition of what some have called the kidnaping April 7 of HE MUST STAND TRIAL West German High Court Refuses to Release John KARLSRUHE Germany UP West Germanys Supreme Court Saturday refused to open the jail doors for Otto John the double turncoat and former West German intelligence chief Court experts said this almost certainly meant the 47year old John would have to stand trial on charges of suspicion of treason He has been in jail four months The ruling came on an ap peal that John be released on the grounds the state had in sufficient evidence to hold him any longer for trial The court proceedings were closed Officials called a news conference to explain the ver dict The court said suspicion of treason as well as danger that John might flee the country still remains Therefore it added the arrest order issued last Dec 23 cannot be lifted John fled to East Germany in July 1954 then slipped back to the West last December and surrendered to West German authorities Western officials said at the time he was taken into custody to prevent his leav ing the country possibly for England where he made many friends during World War II Shortly after he made his dash to East Germany John appeared at a news conference in East Berlin He said he went over to the Reds volun tarily to work for peace and against a revival of militarism and Nazism in West Germany When he fled back to the West he reportedly told West ern authorities he had been drugged and taken unconscious into East Berlin Janitor Found Innocent on Assault Count ALGONA Wayne Obermeyer 26 a school janitor who slapped two boys in the assembly hall of Grant Township Consolidated School near Ledyard was found innocent Friday of a charge of assault and battery The charge had been preferred by the fathers of the boys Lonnie Skaar 17 son of Mr and Mrs Lars Skaar and James Johnson 16 son of Mr and Mrs MyrI Johnson Both are farm families Long Hearing Obermeyer was freed by Justice of the Peace C H Ostwinkle fol lowing a lengthy hearing Ostwin kle said the custodian had been provoked by the boys According to the testimony the argument developed when Ober meyer asked the boys tcarry a few folding chairs The custodian testified he slapped young John son when the boy said he was tired of doing the janitors work Kicked in Thigh Young Johnson said he was slapped five or six times anc kicked in the thigh The Skaar boy said he tried to keep Ober meyer from slapping Johnson Defense Attorney H J McNert ney declared that the boys first refused to carry the chairs then threw them down on the floor anc made wisecracks to Obermeyer School Supt W F Brouwer tes tified he had told Obermeyer to keep order five other Russian seamen ings Friday before the cold air Shaw West Waterloo John Stocker Spencer Russell Blanch field Marimba Xylophone son City Sharon McDonough Flugel Horn City Doug Trudeau Girls Quartet vocal Mason Spencer AP Wirephoto four Soviet seamen SEAMEN AFTER who sought sanctuary in the pose after an immigra tion service hearing Friday which was also attended by Soviet Ambassador Georgi Zarubin Left to right are Michael IvankovNikolov Viktor Soloyev Ben Ermenko and Viktor TaLamikov THEODORE COLTON Teacher Who Also Tends Bar Debated Promise Prompt Action Billion in New York By JOE HALL WASHINGTON WSeveral Sea ate leaders predicted Saturday that Congress will compose Sen ateHouse differences and send a giant highway construction bill to President Eisenhower this ses sion Ignoring a different highway bill passed by the Senate last year the House passed 38819 Fri day its own bill calling for 51 Vj billion dollars worth of new roads over the next 13 years and pro viding new taxes to help pay for them Senate Democratic Leader Lyn don B Johnson DTex told re porters The Senate will go to work on this promptly and 1 am confident we will have a good road bill before Congress ad Good Shape Sen Edward Martin leading Republican spokesman on highways in the Senate said in a separate interview I think wa are in pretty good shape on this now It will take a little time but we will work out a satisfactory Sen Gore chairman of the Senate Public Works sub committee on highways and au thor of the road construction measure passed by the Senate a year ago had this prediction I am confident we will be able to merge the two bills into a vig orous highway improvement pro Sen Byrd DVa said the Fi nance Committee which he heads will hold limited hearings on the tax features of the House bill These include a one cent in crease to three cents a gallon in the federal gasoline tax along with boosts in other taxes motor ists must pay No Delays PUEBLO Colo m Should a junior high school teacher be allowed to teach by day and tend bar by night Theodore Colton 27 believes so So do 700 of the 925 students at Corwin Junior High School where he has taught science for three years Their opinion is shared by the Pueblo Teachers Federation But Homer C Thompson and two other members of the School Board apparently disagree without offering a have notified Colton his 195657 contract would not be renewed Suit Threatened That created a furor unprece dented in local school history The Teachers Federation has threatened suit against the School Board to gain reinstatement for the young war veteran Spokesmen for employes of the public school system second larg est in Colorado say teachers have threatened to resign at the rate of oneaday until Thompson quits However Byrd said the hear ings will not cause any undue de lay adding I am for a highway program and I am sure we will get it enacted into law Gores bill provided for a five year 18 billion dollar federal state road building program It would have greatly increased U S allotments for all four federal aid programs the interstate primary secondary or rural and urban systems The program in the House bill includes in federal money with the rest coming from the states The great bulk of the total op would be applied to completion of the mile in terstate key highway network of the nation The fed eral share would be 90 per cent of this The House bill would levy an estimated of new taxes over the next 16 years on gasoline diesel fuel tires and rubber and trucks buses and the School Board or until Colton trailers There also is a special is reinstated Three Quit Through Friday three teachers at an elementary school and a third at a different junior high school h a d submitted resigna tions effective June 7 at the end of the current term The student body at Corwin J H S threatened a mass walkout Friday but was deterred by Prin cipal Edwin Blood Instead 700 of their number signed a petition asking that Coltons situation be given extended Colton married and the father of a young daughter has been in conspicuous in all the excitement He slill is tending bar at a fash ionable hotel cocktail lounge and he still is teaching science He has said he offered to quit bartending if there were objec tions This offer he said was made before he received the boards notice levy for heavy trucks NEW FOREIGN CHIEF WARSAW Poland UP Polish government Saturday ap pointed a new foreign minister Adam Rapack PROCEDURE CHANGED WASHINGTON UP The White House Saturday announced plans to put businesstype cost accounting into effect throughout the government It said the new system would save millions ofj dollars within a years j HOW Long Does a Worker Hove to Pay into Social Se curity to Become Eligible for Retirement Pension Most workers must have paid during at least half of the calendar quarters since Dec 31 1950 or since they reached 21 whichever is later There are other facts re garding eligibility under Old Age and In surance of Social you can find out about them by reeding SECURITY FOR YOU Facts on Social Security Retirement and Pensions STARTING NEXT ;