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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 21, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXI MASON CITY STORES Open Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday Nights Dec 212223 Until 9 Oclock Associated Press and Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy I MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 21 1954 This Paper Consists o Two One Ask Study of New State Tax Sources PREVIOUSLY REPORTED GlobeGueHe Newspaper Boys Clear Lake GlobeGazette Car rier GlobeGazette Business Office Em Hardlnf Girl Scouts Troop 57 North PiHrljWigjly Store Pack No 11 Cub Scouts of Amer O P Barbara David t Jeanne C By Office Employes Fork Trim at Deckers Lucretla Michael Clapper La MMOJI Cltr Rotary Club Mason City Millwork Em ployes Bttt Metalcraft fareway Store It Marshall Swift Employes Mrs Jean R Lour From From a Ventura Farm Friend Clear Lake Mrs E D Mauck Christie Mommy Mummy t Bop A Friend The Mrs J D Paul A Rudd Friend Past President Parley American Iowa Young Demo Raps Neal Smith Furor Over Note to More From Our Wire Services DES MOINES The president of the Iowa Young Democrats has accused Neal E Smith president of the Young Democratic Clubs of America of political indecency and demanded that he resign The demand was contained in a letter from Richard L Pinegar to Smith Monday Both Pinegar and Smith live in Des Moines Smith said he does not intend to resign his post Pinegar said he had read the let ter over the telephone to all offi cials of the state Young Demo crats organization and to some of the Young Democratic district committeemen Few Objections He said only two or three he dozen contacted objected THE DAYS TOTAL TO CASH STILL t GG People Help Boost Cheer Total OULL NOTE THAT THE LIST ABOVE LEADS OFF WIT H THREE CON TRIE U TIONS FROM THE GLOBE GAZETTE ORGANIZ A TION This was done for one purpose To let it be known that in this solicitation we are asking you to do what we merely what we say We believe in our own product As in other years the total from GlobeGazette source is going to be more than a tenth of the grand to tal And the part of which we are proudest is the contribution from our carriers That represents true sacrificial giving in many cases That same land of spirit will in sure success for this the 29th a nual Christmas Cheer solicitation Theres a balance of to be raised and only three days in which to do it But it CAN be done Please bring your gift to the GlobeGazette office or mail it to Christmas Cheer Mason City Iowa Albia Area Church Burned Loss ALBIA which broke out from a defective chimney as chil dren were rehearsing for a Christ inas program destroyed the Ebe nczer Lutheran Church 10 miles north of here Monday Damage was estimated at about All the children escaped without injury Parents 2nd neigh bors carried out much of the church furnishings of to portions of the letter and only one advised against sending the letter at Smith Sunday had called for the resignation of Jake More as Dem ocratic state chairman and also criticized Clyde E Herring 1954 Democratic nominee for governor In a letter to members of the Democratic State Central Commit tees Smith said the party needs a lot of new blood and that More unfortunately is identified with the perfect record of six suc cessive defeats in Iowa The Dem ocrats have not won a state elec tion in Iowa since 1936 Smith said in his letter that he and not Herring is entitled to be 5th District representative on the State Central Committee Pinegars Letter Pinegars letter to Smith said Once again you have wilfully done harm to the Democratic party this time for the purpose of realizing your personal ambition to be a member of the State Cen tral Committee Your past performances even including the manner in which you obtained the presidency of our na tional organization have been mat ters of political indecency Your conduct at the last state convention clearly pointed out that party welfare is secondary to your personal ambition That you should allow that personal ambition to lead you to prostitute pf the high office we labored to secure for you is despicable We will not acquiesce in your use of our organization as a soap box from which dernogogic tirades can be issued for the sole purpose of furthering your own personal Party Campaign More Monday questioned Smiths contribution to the party campaign was Neal Smith and what contribution did he make in the campaign he asked But Smith retorted that he travi eled in 30 states in the campaign and helped establish a trend that TEARS AFTER Margarethe Schmidt 24yliarolclAIGeSn brunetteand former student wipes away tears as she is escorted from a West Berlin courtroom She received a 5year sentence for spying on the German Beauty Gets 5 Years for Spying on US Forces Pleads Guilty to 2 Charges A QUIET DAY CHICAGO prophet of doom who had predicted cataclysms would engulf continent before midnight said there will be no disaster Tuesday Mrs Dorothy Martin who had predicted tidal waves would sweep over much of the land between the Arctic Circle end the Gulf of Mexico said that by intervention on the part of the God of earth disaster has been Mrs Martin said she and 13 of her disciples in her home in sub urban Oak Park had sat for the fathers message the night through and God has spoken Dr Charles A Laughead who lost his job on the student health staff of Michigan State College by acceptance of Mrs Martins prophecy was among the 14 at her throughout the night Pinegar said he had some con ferences with party leaders before writing the letter but had not talked with More and Herring DATflfSSM Say Decision Near on Sam CLEVELAND Sheppard murder trial jury ended Tuesdays morning session still wordless but hope persisted in the courtroom that this will be day of the verdict The jury passed the 100th hour since it took the case It has been in actual deliberations 33 hours and 24 minutes Although jurors gave no sign again when they appeared in the courtroom after returning for lunch optimism continued for a de cision Tuesday in the drawnout trial It was based mainly on the Forces since September of 1950 fact that in answer to Judge Ed ward Blythins question Monday night they requested more time to consider the complicated case Dr Samuel H Sheppard the ac cused man stands charged with firstdegree murder in the bludg eoning death of his wife Marilyn Sheppard as usual was present Tuesday when the jury reported back from lunch Iowa Draft Calls May Reach New Monthly Low Next Year DES MOINES upon Iowa for men for the armed forces probably will reach a new monthly low next year This outlook is based on a Defense Department statement in Washington that draft calls will be halved in 1955 While State Selective Service System Headquarters declined to estimate what the Iowa would be under the change it said this states total usually has been about two per cent of the national call That would mean monthly quotas of about 200 men for Iowa The national call was for for sev eral months then for February it was reduced to Half of that would be and two per cent of it for Iowa would be about 200 The lowest monthly quota for Iowa would be about 200 The lowest monthly quota for Iowa since selective service re sumed inductions in September of 1950 was 225 in June of 1952 The high was in January of 1952 The call for February is for about 370 men For the previous four months it was 400 each and for the three months before that it was about 425 Through Febru ary Iowa will have furnished about men for the Armed BULLETIN lUtfKA JfVThis city was shaken by the nmt in a qvcrttr f V waf impeirtel MM brkkt Exlowans Die in Plane Crash PEORIA Two former lowans were among three persons killed Monday in the crash of a light airplane about 12 miles north of here Dead were Clinton McNear 30 M S Carver and Carvers 10year old son Steve all of Peoria Carver was head of the Carver Lumber Co here He and his fam ily formerly lived in Spencer and Des Moines Iowa McNear was the son of George P McNear ownerpresident of the Toledo Peoria and Western Railroad who was shot to death March 10 1947 His slayer never was apprehended M S Carver was the brotherin law of Elmer T Ellison 509 Madi son Mason City and the brother of Lawrence Carver of the Carver Lumber Company Waver ly Mrs Carver widow of the plane victim and sister of Mr Ellison was enroute to Texas with her eld est son Dick to make arrange ments for entrance into Texas Christian University at the time of the accident BERLIN UP A German beauty who became so friendly with American officers she was given an intelligence departmenl job Tuesday was sentenced to five years imprisonment for spying for Russia Brunette Irmgard Margarethe Schmidt 24 wearing the best clothes obtainable in the American Post Exchange pleaded guilty to spy charges in a High Com mission Court which passed the sentence Tears streamed down her face and sobs shook the shapely body that attracted the caresses cf the officials who whispered to her the secrets her Communist bosses wanted to know Used Beauty Irmgard in pleading guilty to two of the charges against her ad mitted she used her beauty and brains as a modernday Mata Hari to wheedle secrets from American intelligence officers High Commission Judge Ambrose Fuller stonily disregard ed her plea for pity She told him she was forced by the Russians to use her charms to get informa tion She also sobbed of her love for a man identified in the court as Herr Bausche The Russians forced her to work for them she said by arresting him She said the Russians arrested Herr Bausche in East Germany and then offered to free him in ex change for the secrets she gathered Twe Charges Fuller found her guilty of two of the three espionage charges against her He sentenced her to five years imprisonment on each charge but directed the sentences should run concurrently No witnesses were called in the trial and the names of the Amer icans who gave her secrets were not disclosed in court She was arrested Dec 1 when a German tay friend became jealous of the Americans and turned her in Analysis Is Needed for More Funds Want Action Next Year From Our Wire SurvicM DES MOINESThe Iowa Legb alive Interim Committee Tuescla said the state is spending almos 19 million dollars more every tw years than it is taking in and rec ommended a special study po tential tax sources The committees biennial repoi io the Legislature said the stat is spending for eac year of the current biennium bi he Legislature appropriated on a year It said the cas on hand for which there are n claims will have dropped froir more than 38 million dollars o July 1 193 to about 20 millio dollars on June The committee then recom mended the 1955 Legislature crcat a special study committee t make a thorough analysis ol th states tax structure its method of levying taxes and its potcntia ax resources with particular ai iention to exemptions now author The report suggested that th governor call a special session o the legislature after Dec 1 1955 to consider the report of the spe cial committee if the report s Need More Revenue In a reference to the states f nancial condition the committe said It is a fair conclusion tha any increase in appropriations b the next Legislature will call to additional revenue or a state prop erty The committee did not rccom mend any increases in taxes or state property tax The state ha not collected a property tax fo many yearsand most Republican eadcrs have opposed one The committee recommendec hat veterans be required to U or property tax exemptions eac ear instead of only once That i he method followed for bomesteai ax exemptions Leo A Hoegh rccom mended in the Nov 2 election cam aign that veterans be required o file for the exemption eacl car He said many homeowners vere getting veterans exemption Ithough they are not veterans be ause the original owner filed for xemption as a veteran and it was till on file in county treasurers ffices Charges Suggested The committee also recommend d the Legislature study the pos ibility of getting more money for lie state by charging patrons o tate parks for special services nd selling dock and boat licenses The committee said it will not ecommend that Iowa adopt a sys em of permanent license plates which the plates stay with a motor vehicle as long as it is pcratcd Other recommendations 1 That special ernphasis be laced on vocational or trade ourses at the Eldora Boys Train ng School the Mitchellville Girls Training School and the Toledo uvenile Home 2 That the 1955 Legislature con ider consolidating fire inspection csponsibilities in the state fire marshals office Some of the fire nspectipn work is now done by e Agriculture Department 3 That the Conservation Com mission give more attention to a more equitable apportionment of ic cost of operating combination shing and recreational 4 The 1955 Legislature consider mending present laws tor give con rol of public roads adjacent or butting and through stateowned rcas to local authorities RIVIR TO CLOSi KEOKUK traffic on upper Mississippi Kiver will closed Friday JAMES HILTON Cancer Is Fatal to Hilton 54 LONG BEACH Calif MV James Hilton screenwriter and novelist who wrote such books as Mr Chips and Lost died Monday night in Seaside Hospital after a long ill ness He was 54 His former wife Alice who had maintained a vigil for days was still at the bedside Hilton had lived here in Long Beach for 10 years while writing for the movies He entered the hospital Nov 21 suffering from an infection of the nature of which was not closed His physician Dr David Wigod Tuesday said that he had had cancer of the liver for a longtime Ililton was born Sept 9 1900 in Leigh Lancashire England Shangrila was a distant misty Utopia in Hiltons most famous novel Lost The 1984 bestseller and the 1935 movie version which Hilton came here to help film had made the word famous the world over In 1934 when Ronald Colman appeared in dramatization of Lost Robert Donat and Marlene Dietrich costarred version of his 1933 novel Knight Without Later Colman appeared in his 1941 Random Harvest and Do nat won an Oscar for the film version of Goodbye Mr After his 1985 trip to Hollywood Hilton returned in 1937 the year he and his first wife Alice Brown Hilton were divorced That same year he and the former Galina Kopinck were married Their di vorce came in 1945 6 Changes Sought by GOP Group Ask Hike in Jobless Pay DES MQINES Iowa Re publican Labor Council recom mends several changes in Iowa labor laws including an increasa Lo a week in maximum job less benefits The council dratted the recom mendations at a meeting hers Monday night GovElect Leo A Hoegh met with the council after its suggestions were drawn and members said he approved the proposed change in unemployment compensation benefits The councils proposal is that maximum weekly the jobless be increased to a week plus 10 per cent additional for each dependent child under 18 years of age Other Changes These other changes in the law also were recommended 1 That a worker be protected against losing all his credits for unemployment compensation be cause he voluntarily quits his job 2 That the State Bureau of La bor be given limited regulatory powers and the power to seek in junctions against repeat violators of labor laws 3 That women and child labor laws be strengthened to at least conform to minimums found in federal lair labor standards 4 That penalty requirements be toughened In safety regulations in child labor laws 5 That the present state labor laws be amended to legalize tha union shop in Favors Legality The law at present forbids mak ing union membership a condition of employment but the council ar gues that management labor should be permitted to bargain on whether a union shop should be a part of a labor contract Hoegh has said he favors legalizing the union shop The State Republican Labor louncil was created last summer to give party officials some liaison with the labor movement It is headed by Norman Miller presi dent of Des Moines Typographical Union Local 118 MARKET ROBBED OTTUMWA UP Burglars escaped with between and Monday from the Triangls Supermarket Britain Rejects Russ Warning on New Pact LONDON W Britain Tuesday rejected the Kremlins warning that Soviet Russia will scrap their 1942 treaty of alliance if this coun ty ratifies the Paris agreements to free and rearm Western Germany Her Majesys government would much regret it if the Anglo Soviet treaty of 1942 to which they have always attached importance were to be canceled or annuled by the Soviet For eign Office statement said At the same time they deplora both the manner and the context in which that government now threatens such annulment One of Andrews Sisters Said in Suicide Attempt HOLLYWOOD UP Singer tfaxine Andrews one of the famed Andrews Sisters of recording fame ittempted suicide early Tuesday t her home in nearby Chatsworth jolice reported Police said they were sum moned to the home by Mr and to William Zciga caretakers at residence They said Miss An rcws 37 apparently had taken lecping pills She was taken by mbulance to Valley Receiving Hospital where her stomach was umpcd Hospital officials said she was resting well and out of danger The Weather City Little warmer Partly cloudy warmer Cloudy warmer Globe Gazette reather data up i I Tues ay Maximum 32 Minimum 26 At ft 27 fEAR AGO Maximum 40 Minimum 32 They cannot accept the argu ment used in the Soviet The note which Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko handed to British Ambassador Sir William Hayter in Moscow Mon day warned that the treaty would be denounced if ratification of the Paris agreements is completed A similar note was addressed to France on Dec 16 threatening to denounce the FrenchSoviet treaty of 1944 Both treaties pro vide for mutual assistance in tha event of a revival of aggression by Germany or her World War II allies The British Parliament already has approved the Paris accords But the process of ratification will not be complete until they have received the signature of Queen Elizabeth II and the instruments of ratification have been forward ed to the 14 other governments concerned NEW COUNSIL WASHINGTON Rep Alan Oakley Hunter California Republi can who last month lost a third term bid will be the new general counsel of the Housing and Finance Agency ;