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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 7, 1958, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for the Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LXIV Associated Press and United Press Full Wlrei Seven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7 1958 Thit Paper Consists ol Two No 104 Delay in PayTV Wanted House Group Cites Protests WASHINGTON BA House committee Thursday asked the Federal Communications Com mission to hold off on its plans for ajrial of pay television unti Congress can act on the issue Rep Harris DArk told re porters that the House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Commit tee of which he is chairman had passed 177 a resolution to that effect in closed session Such a resolution Is not binding it ex presses the committee desire only Rep Leo W OBrien a com mittee member told reporters that if the FCC should go ahead with a pay TV trial he assumed members with bills to prohibit pay TV could press for quick committee action flood of Protests The committee has been flood ed with protests against pay TV An aide said 50000 letters had come in during the past two and estimated that about 999 out of 1000 were against pay TV Committee sources said some television stations apparently had asked their watchers to write Most pay systems so far devel oped involved scramble broad casts made viewable by a decod ing device attached to the re ceiver and activated by deposit of a coin or through a telephone connection The FCC announced last Octo ber that it would consider applij cations for pay TV on a three year trial basis but would take no action prior to March 1 According to Harris the resolu tion said it was the feeling of the committee that the public interest would not be served by the test because such operations might lead at least to a partial blackout of the present system in particu lar communities if not throughout the United States Not Satisfied Also the committee was not satisfied that the FCC had au thority to license pay TV opera tions the resolution said For these reasons the resolu tion said It is the sense of the committee that the FCC should not grant authorizations for pay TV as contemplatedunless and until it is specifically empowered by Congress to grant such author izations Harris said the committee Will Launch Work on Summit Parley Failure Tracedto Wiring FROll OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTONVanguard sci entists have traced the cause of Wednesdays misfire to a sim pie wiring defect Naval officials said it now ap pears there was no actual mal function of any device in the sat ellitecarrier itself A wire mis match simply kept electronic im pulses from flowing properly to the rockets brain or control center It was this that kept the ile f r n m rptnrnincr jig PERPLEXING EVEN FOR A Think youve got troubles with your in come tax report Take a look at Buttons a highlypaid Chimp under contract to a Denver TV station At top left Buttons reflects on the overall total and heads AP Photofax for the instruction book top right to avoid a call from the Internal Revenue Service The book doesnt really explain it Buttons complains bottom so off he goes bottom right to a coffee break Feel any better Break Up Both GM Ford American Motors Suggests wanted to go into the matter thor oughly but couldnt hold hearings until possibly i a t e summer or early fall The committee held a series of hearings month on pay TV FCC officials said the issue had been pending for years and the FCC decided to let pay TV dem onstrate what it could do Television networks opposed the idea saying it would under mine the present system by siph oning off topprograms They said Congress should decide the pol icy on pay TV Proponents said the public should have a chance to decide whether it liked pay TV Father Takes Own 3 Life 10 Orphaned AUDUBON UP Funeral services were held Friday for Wilmer Nielsen 51 rural Audu bon whose death orphaned his 10 children Nielsens wife died three months ago His body was found in his car Coroner W H Halloran recorded the death as suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning Keokuk Girl Hurt in Gun Accident KEOKUK Robert son 12 daughter of Mr and Mrs Leland Robertson Keokuk shol and seriously wounded herself at her home Thursday while playing with a loaded shotgun She was taken to Grahm Hospital with wounds in the head and eye WASHINGTON LK The presi dent of American Motors Corp urged Congress Friday to break ur General Motors and Ford into smaller companies and split the bargaining forces of the United Auto Workers Otherwise the spring auto wage bargaining may send another blockbuster chain reaction wage price spiral across industrial Some lowans Jittery on Tax Status DES MOINES W J i 11 e r j lowans threatened with crimina prosecution for evading state in ome taxes are turning them elves in to the Iowa Tax Com mission The commission said Thursday t received more than 100 tele hone calls from persons seeking nformation on their taxes An Oskaloosa woman who Irove to Des Moines said she lad never paid any state income America said George Romney His testimony was delivered be ore Senate Antitrust Subcommit tee studying auto industry price policies Romney whose company is one of the two comparatively small independent producers surviving declared that economic power in the automobile industry should be limited and divided To curb what he called union monopolies he proposed that the ppwer to bargain with big firms in any basic industry be lodged with unions exclusively representing the employes of a single employer Breakup Point Romney suggested that any company which approaches dominent place in a basic indus try be compelled to split itself jThe breakup point he suggest SAM ax Officials nve any found she didnt ceeds 35 per cent of the tota salein its industry or if it is engaged in more than one basic industry 25 per cent Frankly this proposal if adopt ed would make several nev companies out of the big three said Romney referring to Fore Motor Co General Motors Corp and the Chrysler Corp Only Two Affected Actually he explained only UA A Des Moines man was at thejand Ford would bc affected a commissions office before Hmo niu am to confess he hadnt this time GM because of its Pald standing success in the out success in the automo bile and several other basic in any tax in 1952 1953 and 1954 As t turned out he owed more than i its importance in autos and farm The commissions drive againstmachinery would become th ax evaders began with the prose cution of a northwest Iowa farm er who was fined 3500 and costs for ducking in taxes The attorney generals office ruled Thursday that lowans who ail to file state income tax re turns must prove they didnt mean to or else pay a 50per cent fraud penalty However the sources for at least two or thre new companies Romney said After crossing the 35 per cen line Romney explained the com pany would be obliged to subm fo the government a plan fo splitting off of its operation as a new and going concern General Motors and stockholders executives em rould lift the auto producers from underdog status and restore hem to equality at the wage bar proper course once it veered off and thus caused the Vanguards ultimate destruction The announcement came shortly after Navy divers recov ered the battered first stage of he Vanguard from the ocean 3ottom near Cape Canaveral The goldplated miniature sat ellite in its nose apparently was not found however Tremendous Strain Missile test center rocket ex perts said that despite the tre mendous strain on the Vanguard when it broke apart 20000 feet above its launching site 60 sec onds after getting into the air the 44footlong first stage re in a i n e d essentially i n t a c throughout its tumbling descent It apparently broke open only upon striking the water Parts of the second stage also have been recovered from shal low waters just off Cape Cana veral The Navy said flight records showed that after 57 seconds the missile developed some small irregularities in the firststage engine control system for three New Red Arrives AP Phototax SHES WILLING Jean Rodgers thirtyish Wash ington divorcee wears a diamond ring she says Rep Usher Burdick RND gave her Burdick 78 who pres ently is confined to Bethesda Naval Hospital said he would marry Miss Rodgers who has a 4yearold son by a previous marriage if shes foolish enough to have me Miss Rodgers said she was willing to marry him that is aining table Already Romney contended ie lag rn auto sales and the influx f small foreign cars have pro ided evidence that a continued uto wageprice spiral will price American car manufacturers out f the markets Keokuk Bike Riders to Get Test Before Obtaining Licenses KEOKUK City Coun cil would require Keokuk chil dren to take drivers tests before they can get licenses to ride their bicycles An ordinance to that effect will come up for final action before the council next Mon day night Preliminary ap proval has been given ordinance was proposed as a safety measure officials said to make sort children are acquainted with genera traf fice laws before using bicycles Adults who have no auto drivers license but who ride bicycles also would have to take tests seconds Automatic Pilot Normally the Vanguards auto matic gyroscope equip ment only seven feet from thetip of the missile Have sensed any irregularity and trans mitted corrective commands to lie rocket engine at the rear of the main stage Charts showed that the correct ing signal failed to reach the first stage mechanism that woulc correct the engines position ant provide a change in direction The huge rocket was forcec sharply to the right The strain broke it in two The the misfire was caused by a human error rather than a mechanical malfunction heightened hopes The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and cold through Saturday Low Friday night around 10 below High Saturday about 10 above owa Fair and cold Friday night 1 o w zero 10 below Partly cloudy and continued cold Sat urday ive day Iowa Temperatures Saturday through Wednesday will average 4 to 8 degrees be low normal Normal highs 30 north to 38 south normal lows 10 north to 18 south There will be intermitten light snow flur ries but no precipitation of consequence Minnesota Fair very cold High Saturday 10 north to 10 above south GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Friday Stassen Not to Quit His Post Now WASHINGTON Harold E Stassen said after talking with President Eisenhower Friday that he is continuing for now as Eisenhowers special disarma ment adviser Stassen said however he still is considering running for gover nor of Pennsylvania He said he m Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 12 6 6 42 20 Joseph Piper to File for Congress Race DES MOINES that another launching attempt pPer Corydon a special attor can be made in the near for the Imva Tax Commis must soon whether to make a quit his decision on present job and seek the governorship I did not submit my resigna tion he told newsmen I was not asked for it 45Minute Talk WASHINGTON UP The United States and the Soviet Union ap peared ready Friday to open the diplomatic negotiations which may eventually lead to an East West summit conference A new Soviet ambassador Mik hail A Menshikov arrived to take command of Moscows embassy here He is seeking prompt meet ing with Secretary of State Dulles and President Eisenhower to pre sent his credentials and thus clear the way for active work r Dulles joined with Meashikov in an unusual display of friend liness at the State Department Dulles said he was sure Men shikov would be received by President Eisenhower as soon as a conference could be arranged indicating it would be in the im mediate future Thompson Leaves Ambassador Llewellyn Thomp son who has been home for two weeks of consultation on US Soviet relations and summit con ference problems left Washing ton Friday and will get back to Moscow early next week Thompson is expected to meet soon with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko to find out how the Soviet government wants ta proceed on negotiations for a top level meeting Premier Nikolai Bulganin ad vised President Eisenhower in a message last Sunday that the Soviet Union agreed to an ex change of ideas through diplo matic channels to prepare the way for a conference Eisenhow er has insisted that very careful preparation offering hope of pos itive agreements is essential be fore a conference can be ar ranged Major Issues Although the Soviet Union and the Western powers are tightly deadlocked on such major issues as the future of Germany and basic disarmament problems some officials are known to feel that prolonged negotiation even tually may make some headway Another rocket was ready in a hangar at Cape Canaveral await ing the outcome of the study into Wednesdays failure jsion Friday asked for nomina tion papers so he can run for the Republican nomination for the 4th District congressional seat Rep BOMB THREATS NEW YORK mous telephoned bomb toward initial arms control ar rangements and measures to pre The 50yearold Stassen reportjvent surprise attack edly on his way out as U S dis Menshikov who speaks English arament negotiator met withwell arrived aboard a Soviet jet Eisenhower about 45 minutes Hejairliner He immediately pro left the White House by a side claimed himself as an ambassa door and ran into a crowd of newsiren In reply to tions he said he would meetrelations especially mutually again with the advantageous trade Presidents request He said the Menshikov is a former ambas time for such a meeting has notjsador to India and an expert in been yet but that it will beeconcmic affairs He once served before March 17 filing deadline as Soviet minister of foreiga for gubernatorial candidates in Pennsylvania dor of peace friendship and cooperation He expressed a a flurry of queshope for normalized economic Piper is a neighbor of Karl LeCompte who announced recently he will not anonyseek reeiection in that district threats john H Kyi 38 Bloomfield al Thursday night delayed 18 Eastso a Republican already has an era Air Lines flights No bombs nounced he will seek nomination greeted by Pennsylvania GOP We are approaching the time Stassen said Little Enthusiasm Stassens talk of seeking the trade After World War II he spent three years in Washington as an official of the U N Relief Rehabilitation Administra when 1 must make a decision j and tion A handsome and personable man he is likely to be much c K V v iemore active in Washington than Republican nomination has been rnrcri 7r his predecessor Georgi N Zaru found for LeComptes seat VICTIM RECOVERING She Sleeps With Eyes Open DAVENPORT Mrs James Fox Davenport cant close her eyes and she no longer can pucker up and whistle as a re sult of a bout with polio in 1954 Im lucky I lived she says and adds Once I opinion did not have the completepi0yes and customers could reai couldnt even smile I wore a agreement of George Eischeidsonabiy be expected to benefit death mask Every muscle of income tax director i Romney predicted He said he doesnt believe the And a dispersal of the AUWs taxpayer has to prove there wasnt an attempt to evade the tax He said the commission will use a certain amount of discre tion in following the opinion i HEART VICTIM WICHITA Kan F Balentine Jr 25 died of a heart attack within an hour after his newborn son was shown to him bargaining power he argued 4 MORE CANDIDATES DES MOINES more candidates for state representa tive have taken out nomination papers They are Clark McNeal Bclmond Cecil V Lutz Osceola Otto Baasch Clinton and Blair E Hunter Reinbeck all Republi cans my face was paralyzed Now I have regained every thing except my wink and my whistle I cant close my eyes and I cant quite pucker up my lips enough to whistle a tune Otherwise I think Im almost good as new Mrs Fox whose husband is wrestling and physical educa tion instructor at Davenport High School says sho has learned to sleep with her eyes open She relates where I was a patient six months a new nurse would get quite a start when shed check on patients at night and see me snoozing away with my eyes wide open After you get used to it the whole thing is not dif ficult I sleep soundly Mrs Fox says such things as sunlight and strong winds are more of a problem than sleep ing She wears dark glasses out side because she cant squint She has sides on some of her sunglasses for protection leaders with a lack of enthusi asm Stassen laughingly declined to comment on a published report which named White House Chief of Staff Sherman Adams as the source of news stories saying Ei senhower had decided Stassen must go Stassen has been feuding back I stage with Secretary of State i Dulles over the kind of disarma iment proposals to be offered the Russians in any also is known to new talks He have criticized bin who did not speak English Another Layoff at Rath Plant WATERLOO UP The Rath Packing Co Friday announced it will lay off 136 more workers as it continues to curtail production The layoff was the second in less than a week The current cutback will become effective at the end of this week One week Dulles attitude toward 133 olhcr workers were laid tions with the Russians as live nega MRS FOX SON BILLY When T was at the Univer sity Hospitals in Iowa City Sputnik I Will Be Visible Over Iowa AMES State College physicist Dr Percy Carr said Fri Once downtown she laughs Sclav that weather permitting Sput nik II may be visible as it crosses overhead over Des Moines at am Saturday and in the north western sky as it passes northwest of Sioux City at pm Sunday third born in the Iowa City hosThc Russian satellite will travel pital ifrom southwest to northeast of A company spokesman said the decision to lay off the additional workers came because of a con tinued shortage of hogs and the early arrival of the seasonal shortage of livestock a little boy looked at me in my sunglasses with sides and said Get a load of the lady from outer space She has three children the BULLETIN WASHINGTON UP fense Secretary Neit H Me Elroy Friday named Roy W Johnson General Electric Co executive tft run the new outer space agency ;