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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 29, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North lowai Doily Newspaper Edited far tht MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THf NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI AwocUM Pttu tad United Ireu rull Seven CVnu a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 29 1955 Paper ConiUti of Two 3 School Bills Get Approval Adjournment Is Near DES MOINES impor tant school bills passed the House Thursday afternoon in its drive to ward final adjournment of the Leg islature The House also made sev eral other decisions This summarizes the afternoons work 1 Sent to the governor the Sen ate bill to increase the annual ap propriation for agricultural land tax credit from 5 to lOVz million dollars Vote 891 with Rep Mil ler RCedar Falls dissenting 2 Sent to the Senate a bill to es tablish the principle of equaliza tion aid from the state to local school districts No appropriation was asked Vote 5933 School Changes 3 Passed the Senate bill 950 to provide a single method for submitting school reorganization elections with an amendment which the Senate refused to ac cept and from which the House declined to recede This will mean the appointment of the third con ference committee on controver sial bills this session 4 Sent to the governor a bill to provide that the Board of Parole shall interview life term prisoners after they have served 15 years and make recommendations for commutations to the governor The bill as passed 870 is a conference committee compromise proposal The other conference committee compromise was on a tax bill which previously was accepted by both houses 5 Accepted a minor Senate amendment to a bill to provide support for Board of Control in stitutions 6 Accepted Senate amendments to a bill to set up the office of statistician in the Supreme Court clerks office to study possible re vision of the states judicial sys tem Transit Systems 7 Accepted a Senate amendment to a bill which would permit mu nicipalities to acquire and operate street transit systems Under the amendment a board of trustees would be in charge of the system 8 Accepted a Senate amendment to a bill which would appropriate a year in the next two years to meet if needed state pub lic employe pension system retire ment benefit payments The Sen ate reduced the amount to per year 9 Refused to take from the Sift Ing Committee a Senate bill to ex empt from the state income tax the first of military pay to a person in the armed forces in the years 1955 and 1956 The Senate meanwhile had two major appropriation bills remain ing as it began work Friday The two bills involved funds for the Board of Control and for social welfare programs Little Debatt At a Thursday afternoon session marked by a minimum of debate the Senates actions included An amendment to raise to the ceiling of put by the House on aid to dependent children was defeated 3113 A resolution by Sen Dewel R Algona directing governor to name committee to study public employes and judicial retirement systems was passed The Senate also confirmed re appointment of Mrs Virginia Be dell RSpirit Lake to the Board of Parole and okayed appointment of Gerald W Smith RCreston as a new member of the State Liquor Control Commission Midnight Saturday Is State Income Tax Filing Deadline THIS MIGHT TAKE A LITTLE TIME LETS SEE IF I USE THE SHORT FORM SURE MAKES A PROFUSION OF CONFUSION GREGORY FITTS IS GLAD HES JUST AN EXEMPTION Governor Signs Tax Boost Bill DES MOINES Leo Hoegh Friday signed into law the omnibus tax bill which will bring about an increase in both state sales and income taxes He said however that he was dedicated to repealin the sales tax boost after two years Also signed into law was a bill providing for a toll road authority for the state The omnibus tax measure boosts the state income tax from 75 to 80 per cent increases the tax from 2 to 2Vi per cent reduces from to the income tax ex emption for lowans but raises the deduction for children from to per child and increases the corporation tax from 2 to 3 per cent The governor said he signed the tax bill which will raise about 16 million dollars a year in new state revenue for these reasons 1 The needs to improve educa tion in Iowa 2 In order to balance the budget and eliminate deficit spending 3 To provide some relief to property taxes He pointed out that most of the new revenue will be returned to local communities through the various state aid pro grams 4 The tax law will be in effect for only two years Opposed It The governor said his reluctance to sign the bill was based on the sales tax increase He said he was opposed to it However I am dedicated to re pealing the increase in the sales lax two years the gover nor said We now have a tax study com mittee which will thoroughly ex amine the entire tax structure I hope the committees report will be made before the next general ses sion And I further hope that it will be returned in time so that we can consider our tax problems in a special legislative session before the next general Tax Study The governor said he was con vinced the tax study committee vould come up with some alterna tive to increasing the sales tax I want to assure the people that the money from the increased tax es will be carefully and conscien tiously expended in the interest of a greater Iowa and to promote our program of expanding industrial and agricultural road of the the governor said Regarding the toll road Hoegh said the bill was one of the real forward taken by the cur rent Legislature It doesnt mean we will have a toll road next year or even the year after Hoegh declared But it means that we are in a position to go ahead whenever a oll road reaches our Few Hundred Lost in Boyden Bank Holdup BOYDEN more than a few hundred dollars was taken Fri day by a robber who held up the cashier and three employes of the Farmers Savings Bank of this Sioux County town He fled by car Cashier Henry Van Houte said that the man came into the bank empty except for Van Houte and three other employes about ostensibly seeking help on an insurance deal for a new car While Van Houte was talking to him the stranger indicating he had a gun in his pocket said Lets get this bag He held a large size grocery style paper bag in his hand Under threat of shooting Van Houte and the others began stuf fing currency into the bag from three cages The gunman did not ask about the vault Persons outside the front of the bank which is on Main came to the front door the ban dits attention was temporarily di verted Van Houte and the others swept considerable of the cash on hand into a waste basket and cov ered it up Then the bandit decided to run The people at the front of the bank saw him running and started to chase him It was the second successive Fri day bank robbery in Iowa Atom Blast Postponed Sunday Is Earliest LAS VEGAS Ncv big Civil Defense open shot was post poned for 24 hours for the fourth time Friday The elaborate test subjecting a model city tanks and weapons to nuclear fury now can not be held until Sunday at least HOME WRECKED STORM LAKE explosion and fire destroyed the William Sandburg home here Thursday Back in the halcyon days of the Aztecs you could do one of two things with your money You could spend it or you could eat it The Aztecs used cocoa beans for money Nowadays you can do three things with your money You can spend it turn it over to Uncle Sam or mail it to the Hawkeye State treas ury It used to be you could save it too but that went out with the introduction of the state income tax return They put it off a month but its just as tough Saturday night a lot of people still will be wrestling with state income tax forms just like this young lad It used to be March 31 and was moved back a month this year Now hes used those 30 extra days and the heats really on Gregory Fitts 5 above decided to help out his folks Mr and Mrs 0 N Fitts 712 15th N E Probably a lot of people feel you should start at his age if you are ever going to understand the states system of figuring income tax But if you need help Henry Thomas the field auditor at the courthouse is available from to a m Sat urday Its a bet most people end up the same way Gregory did when its all on their backs Maybe even a little more on the flat side The Aztecs had the right ate their money and buried their gold AP Wirephoto NEW PRESIDENT Giovanni Gronchi 67 leader of the left wing element of Italys major Christian Democrat Party was elected Italys second president Friday Gronchi a World War II resistance leader was elected on the fourth ballot About The Weather Mason City Clear warm Iowa Fair warmer Minnesota Pleasant FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average near normal from Fri day night through Wednesday Normal highs 6769 Normal lows 4246 Warmer Saturday turning cooler late Sunday Globe Gazette weather data to 8 Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum WARM Man Asks Policemdn for Directions But Gets Trip to Jail DES MOINES Van Tassel 37 Temple walked up to Patrolman Stanton Rodgcrs who was directing traffic in down town Des Moines Thursday and asked him where he could buy a newspaper Rodgers promptly arrested him us a suspect wanted by police and the FBI on false check charges at Kansas City Mo Hodgcrs had boon given a picture of Van Tassel when he started his shift Von Tassel was last arrested in Iowa near Panora in 1949 after a iixhour manhunt and was sen tenced to 10 years in prison on false chock and aulo theft charges He was Inter paroled Probe Into Serum Is Continuing By the Cnited Press Six more youngsters who ceived inoculations of Salk antipoj Uo vaccine have come down with infantile paralysis They raised the total across the country to 16 The new cases coincided with government plan to set up a polio intelligence network to check on all new polio outbreaks Most areas were going ahead with their mass inoculation pro grams reassured by statements from health officials that the Salk vaccine is safe and effective New Supplies Diem Says Hes Indispensable SAIGON South Viet Nam Ngo Dinb Diem Friday claimed victory in bloody civil strife and defied the authority of chief of state Bao Dai to remove him Diems Americanbacked government in the second day of a show down battle with the Binh Xuyen Society said the premier was in dispensable to the country Despite the victory claim fighting which had caused casualties of killed or wounded continued in the area between Sai gon and its Chinese suburb of Cho Lon One clash flared only four blocks from the Embassy Fires raging the past 24 hours made Clinton Beer Issue Will Go to Court thousands of persons homeless Government troops destroyed the headquarters of the rebel Binh Xuyen gang and drove its corn DES MOINES attorney imandos back to a river island The generals office has decided to loyal troops try to District Court its attempt to moving under cover of heavy mor obtain revocation of the beer pertar barrages shattered the rebels mits of eight Clinton taverns The Clinton City Council last AP Wirephoto WHATS HIS of course its Davy Crockett The young man in the coonskin cap is Davy 7weekold son of Mr and Mrs E D Crockett Indian apolis Road Worker Dies in AutoTruck Crash at Carroll CARROLL UP Arthur William Peters 59 an itinerant road worklm anv of the week refused to cancel the beer li censes after a lengthy hearing at which state agents told of raids conducted on the taverns in March New Complaint The action in Clinton County Dis trict Court will be filed as a whol jly new complaintand will be tried as a novo action a spokes man for Atty Gen Dayton Coun tryman said Friday The state will be represented by Hermit Kruse special assistant at torney general for Clinton County in liquor matters Kruse was ap pointed by Countryman in the wake of a sharp divergence in views be tween Countryman and Warren Johnson CJruoa County attorney over procedure in liquor enforce ment matters No Indictment Kruse also handled the states attempt to indict the eight tavern operators on liquor charges A Clinton County grand jury this week refused to return indictments California where 11 of the new cases have occurred asked for new supplies of the vaccine to continue its program Vaccine manufactured by the Cutter Laboratories of Berkeley had been widely used in the California vaccinations But 15 children have come down with po lio after receiving Cutter vaccine shots and the government has placed a temporary ban on the lab oratorys product The National Foundation for In fantile Paralysis said it would air express doses of Salk vac cine to California to replace the withdrawn Cutter vaccine One Died In addition to the 11 California cases 2 children who recei vedj as he drove on to Highway 30 from fiSure prominently in the inoculations have become afflictedja country road Peters car in Idaho and 1 each in broadside into the truck Colorado and Georgia One of the causing it to jackknife the sheriff er was killed Friday in the colli sion of his car and a semitrailer truck Countrymans office said a trans cript of Clinton City Council pro ceedings would not be necessary in The accident occurred at theconnection with the District Court Ralston corner on U S 30 about action Deadline for initiating the 11 miles east of Carroll court move is May 2 Testimony by main strongpoints in a twoday battle that killed several hundred persons and wounded nearly Virtual Dismissal Bao Dai who lives on the French Riviera summoned Diem to con fer with him there by Tuesday This was regarded as virtual dis missal for Diem Bai Sai also ordered military authority transferred from Gen Le Van Ty who as army chief of staff is directing the war against the Binh Xuyen to Gen Nguyen Van Vy a Frenchsupported general opposed to Diem Diems cabinet issued a commu nique saying There are no competent per sons who might replace the pre mier in the direction of the gov ernment if he should be absent For the same reason the trans fer of the functions of chief of staff to Gen Nguyen Van Vy would be deleterious to the nation The cab inet has thus unanimously decided that both generals Ty and Vy will remain in their present functions Vy is inspector general and Ty chief of staff Actual Position At the same time it instructs the premier to expose the actual state of affairs to the chief of state at govern seeking In Paris the French ment which has been Idaho children died The 16 afflicted children became ill within from four days to two weeks after receiving inoculations Health authorities were quick to point out that the youngsters had received only one of the two shots in the series and that Salk vaccine needs from 10 to 14 days to give protection In the Georgia case and others the authorities said there were indications that the children al already had polio when they re ceived the shots Sheriff Al Thorup said Peters state agents who participated in thej apparently was blinded by the sun March liquor raids is expected tojDiems replacement for some statesjtime apparently was supporting Bao Dai in his efforts to get Diem out of Viet Nam Premier Edgar Faure told a news conference it was evident Diems government was no longer equal to its tasks said Peters apparently was formerly of Kansas but carried a drivers license issued at Garner Iowa the sheriff said Mrs George Motto 38 Fair mont wife of the truck driv er was hospitalized in Carroll She was thrown from the truck by the impact Her husband suffered lesser injuries Man Draft Call for May WASHINGTON U The Army Thursday issued a draft call for men in June The quota is the same as that previously announced for May The April call was for men lowest of any month since draft resumed shortly after the outbreak of war in Korea The June call brings to jthe number of men drafted or ear marked for induction since the re sumption of Selective Service AP Wirephnto roared off an HOUSETOHOUSE aulo haulaway truck expressway exit at Detroit and crashed into a twostory home The driver who said his brakes failed jumped from the cub and escaped with bruises CONGRATS FROM IKE IOWA FALLS Ei senhower has sent a congratula tory telegram to Iowa Falls in connection with its centennial cele bration June 1618 Senate Wants Auto Plates Each Year DES MOINES U Tabhappy Iowa motorists are going to bo treated to the luxury of new auto license plates for two years run ning if the Senate has its way The upper chamber Thursday to provide new in both 195G and 1957 and sent the bill to the House The House had voted for new plates in 195G and the familiar tabs in 1957 SAME Slack ueani deatb In pait 2t hoard BACK IN TOPS BOSTON avActress Diana Bar rymore returned to her role in the play Pajama Tops Thursday night She said the overdose of sleeping pills which put her in the hospital Wednesday night was taken to calm my Two Men Burned to i Death at Des Moines DES MOINES TP Two men were burned to flenth early Friday in a fourroom shnrk near the city dump They were identified as Ira Jackson 29 DCS Moines and Wayne Wilder 27 Runnells Police said the fire apparently started from a cigaret dropped by one of the men who was smoking in bed News in Brief WASHINGTON LThe Justice Department will try to negotiate an agreement with publisher and advertising representatives to end what it considers antitrust law violations in fixing advertising agency commissions Ally Gen Brownell said Thursday his department has invited the American Newspaper Publishers the American Assn of Advertising Agencies and other affected groups to discuss the situation NEW YORK HVHenry Ford II announcing a 625miIliondolIar threeyear expansion program for the Ford Motor says he favors a new kind of prosperity insurance for workers based on a reasonable businesslike payasyougo plan with limited and predictable costs MADISON Wis bill requiring Jjvern keepers to sign a loyalty oath is before the Wisconsin Legislature Assemblyman Eugene Toepel said he introduced the measure because In most cloak and dagger stories subversive elements gathered in taverns WASHINGTON American Medical Association Friday complained to Congress the armed services are using too many doctors for nonmilitary duties like delivering babies It said Is one reason the repugnant doctor draft law should be allowed to expire as scheduled on June 30 ;