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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 12, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited for Home MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE M MIWSPAfltt THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH I 0 W A N S NIIOHIOftS HOME EDITION VOL LXI ud United Prtu Full MASON CITY IOWA WIDNtSDAY JANUARY 11 IfSS Costa Rican Capital Attacked by Air Battle Brewing Over Sales Tax on Beer AP Wirephoto LEGISLATORS HEAR of the Iowa Legislature in a joint session Tuesday afternoon in the House chamber listen to Gov Leo Elthon as he delivers his State of the State address Comment on the speech generally was favorable Want State Curbs on Sleeping Pills DES MOINES bill to control the possession of barbituates or sleeping was introduced in the Iowa Legislature Wednesday Meanwhile the lawmakers studied Gov Leo Elthons state of the state message that warnedlowans more tax revenue will be needed to provide any state services The second major address of the infant legislative session will be given Thursday by Leo Hoegh at afternoon inauguration ceremonies A House bill drawn up by Rep Clark McNeal RBelmond and several others would make it ille gal for anyone to possess several drugs commonly known as sleeping pills except under doctors pre scription Exemptions Listed Pharmacists doctors dentists nurses and those engaged in trans porting or wholesaling drugs would be exempted Violators would be subject to a fine ol100 to and imprisonment up to one year in jail Several lawmakers were study officials bled ing a bill calling for a 100 per cent payment of agricultural land tax credits a recommendation made by Elthon The credits amount to a state refund of taxes collected on large chunks of farm land for school purposes The present appropriation is five million dollars annually but school have urged that be dou Speech Praised Several leaders praised Elthons Speech Rep Arthur Hanson speaker of the House said the governor did a good job of call ing attention to Iowas resources and the problem being faced in De Were Watson RCouncil Senate president pro tern said Elihon handed us several patterns We have to Senate Majority Leader Duane Dewel RAlgona called it an ex cellent job which brought out the Rep Dewey Goode RBloom field said the message was statesmanlike and About The Weather Mason City Fair and cold Iowa Clearing much colder Minnesota Cold wave Globe Gazette data up to 8 Wednes day 27 23 23 02 Maximum Minimum At 8 Prec YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum C 14 COiB Cold Wove to Cover State DES MOINES is due for a cold wave by early Thursday the Weather Bureau advises After two weeks of temperatures ranging from 8 to 10 degrees above normal the temperature is expect ed to drop to below zero along Iowas northern border late Wed nesday night Scattered light snow and freez ing rain fell in Iowa Tuesday and highways were slippery in many areas The Weather Bureau said an ad vance cold front was moving across Iowa Wednesday accompa nied by light freezing drizzle in southern Iowa and light snow in northern Iowa A severe cold front stretched Wednesday morning from southern South Dakota through central Min nesota It was moving into Iowa and was expected to spread across the state by nightfall accompa nied by snow flurries The Weather Bureau said read ings from zero to 5 below in ex treme northern Iowa and zeroto 8 above in south and central Iowa could be expected early Thursday Prisoner Flees After Sentence for Bad Check ALGONA Brenda Johnson 15 Algona was sentenced to one year in the reformatory at Rockwell City in Kossuth County District Court Tuesday on a charge of uttering a false check When Judge G W Stillman passed sentence the girl made a dash through the courtroom ran out the door and outside the build ing She had reached a point about lf a block from the courthouse Before she was caught by Sheriff Ralph Lindhorst and a deputy Rockefeller Gives Aid to Seminaries NEW YORK w In a casually worded twosentence letter John D Rockefeller Jr has given 20 million dollars worth of securities to aid Protestant theological edu cation in the United States The gift was made Tuesday to he Sealantic Fund a philan thropic corporation Rockefeller es tablished in 1938 By ROBERT HOGAN DES MOINES IDPA Iowa beer ere voicing their complete disagreement with some official remarks made recent ly by the director of research of the owe state tax commission The director is Louis H Cook The dispute the amount of collar known in the trade foam on e glass of beer served over the in the state It ell started when Cook was by the tax commissioners to report how much money could collected by the state if the 1955 legislature imposed e two per cent sales tex on cigaret end beer sales His report said six ounce glass of beer sometimes has substentiel top layer of This Cook conjectured cushioned somewhat the loss re sulting from shrinkage wastage treating Of course the stete couldnt collect e sales tax on that But it was on the subject of coders on six ounce stein where the experts sey Louis really tipped his amateur hand or bent his amateur elbow One high ranking beverege of ficer declared I dont know anyone in the stete who sells a six ounce glass of beer They are either or 10 ounces As a matter of the breweries ere pushing greater use of 15ounce And es to collars which ap parently even in this instance is subject that one can get hot under here are the reliable fig ures from the industry A 14ounce glass has 12andan eighth ounces of beer end one end seven eighths ounces of foam 12 end 10ounce glasses have the same foam content and the Bounce confainer has seven and onesixteenth ounces beer and fifteensixteenths of an ounce of foam Cook told the commissioners that e gallon of beer is equiva lent to 10 end twothirds ordinary cans or Folks who han dle the beverage suggest that a better yardstick and one hell come out even on is the num ber of glasses of the beverage in a barrel The ordinary barrel of beer they expertly report will fill 541 eightounce glasses or 321 14ounce steins Theyve got it Figured out for 10 and 11 ounce too but not for six ounce glasses They dont have them The tax expert did report that there are 21 sixounce glasses of beer in a gallon by his own figures but pointed out consid erable wastage due to consump tion by the handlers or in the form of treating which although forbidden by Iowa law is not et all an extinct practice on the part of Nobody questions the quaffing by the handlers but folks in the trade defy Cook to tell them where there are bartenders in this day and age who set em One fellow said hed get in line for the free ones him self DCS Airliner Collide 15 Die President Has No Judgment on Ladejinsky Says Stassen to Take Any Blame WASHINGTON UP President Eisenhower said Wednesday he has reached no judgment personal ly in the Wolf Ladejinsky case and that Foreign Operations Ad ministrator Harold E Stassen must take full responsibility for whatever is the eventual outcome of keeping Ladejinsky in govern ment service The President discussed the con troversial security case at his news conference and emphasized that he had only one side of the story when he once remarked to Secretary of Agriculture Benson that Ladejinskys background was the sort that would scare him Dtcition Uphtld But Eisenhower said he upholds the decision by Stassen to hire Ladejinsky despite the Agriculture Departments ousting of the man on security and technical grounds Ladejinsky 55yearold Russian born naturalized American be came agricultural attache in Tokyo as a State Department employe Benson refused on security and technical grounds to accept Lade jinsky when a new law transferred jurisdiction over agricultural at taches to Bensons department Stassens organization then hired Ladejinsky for a land reform job Communist threatened Viet Ladejinsky previously had been cleared twice under the State Departments security program Seven Topics This was Eisenhowers first news conference since Dec 15 and the discussion ranged over several top ics They included praised Vice President Nixon who is under fire from Democrats for his campaign tactics The President said Nixon is loyal and patriotic and has as sured him that Nixon never made any sweeping condemnation of any political party during the 1954 con gressional campaign Eisenhower said Nixon had raised questions about the judg ment of individuals He certainly believes in the loyal ty and patriotism of Nixon and admires him the President added Political Eisenhow er said he personally believes it would be a good idea to shorten the 1956 presidential campaign as now planned by the Republican National Committee Instead of lidding the national party conven tion in June or July as in the past the committee is proposing a September session The Demo crats have tentatively set Aug 27 or their convention n SAME DATE1tS417 Buck iettk hi UH M hwn This Lady Sir Is Just A DREAMER DENVER much fix is due on income the anonymous woman caller asked government tix expert Tuesday by telephone About not counting deductions she was told Well whet about she asked The bill jumped to the experts slide rule showed Asked why she inquired the woman replied Im just deciding whether to buy one or two tickets on the Irish SEN SHORT Hammarskjold on Way Home After Talks in Japan TOKYO al Dag Hammarskjold Wednesday briefed Americas two top officials hi Japan on the outcome of his freethefliers mission to Red China and then took off for New York to give a full report to the United Na tions Hammarksjold conferred with Gen John E Hull supreme commander in the Far East and Ambassador to Tokyo Allison for 15 minutes after landing in Tokyo from Hong Kong The short conference took place in Hulls private plane Planes Down in Flames at Cincinnati TWA Craft on Trip to Dayton BURLINGTON Ky WlTwo air planes collided in the air several miles southwest of the Greater Cin cinnati Airport near here Wednes day killing 15 persons The airport is located in Boone ounty 12 miles from Cin innati Ten passengers in a TWA plane and three crew members were tilled The other two persons were in a Douglas DC3 plane Just what happened to cause the wo planes to collide may never be learned The airport manage ment said the TWA ship had cleared the place only a few min utes earlier and that the other McCarthy Short Homes Are Guarded After Two Threats WASHINGTON Wednesday guarded the homes of Sen Joseph R McCarthy and Rep Dewey Short RMo after a man calling himself Bimbo telephoned twice that the lives of the two awmakers were in The calls were made to Capt William Broderick head of the Capitol police force McCarthys nextdoor neighbor Mrs George W also received a call from a man with a foreign voice who threatened to blow up the sena tors house Broderick said Bimbo sounded like a crackpot and that police were not particularly alarmed Such calls are not uncommon other Selmer Voldahl of Frost Killed When Struck by Auto ELMORE Mian Selmer Vol dahl 64 of rural Frost Tuesday night was killed when he was struck by a car as he crossed Highway 169 about two and one half miles north of here The driver of the car Don Stick er 49 Elmore told authorities he to see the darkclad man Voldahls death brought Minne sotas highway death toll for the year to more than a year ago at this time police officials said McCarthy was not disturbed by the threat The leftwingers screwballs and crackpots couldnt murder me he said I am not worried about anybody doing it He talked with reporters at his home in northeast Washington three blocks from the Capitol Short also was unperturbed He entered the Bethesda Navy Medical Center Wednesday for minor surgery Soy Theyll Release Pyt Verdine Held 5 Years WASHINGTON MVPvt William Verdine a prisoner of the Russians tor five years may soon be back in Starks with the happiest mother there ever The State Department an nounced late Tuesday that the So viet government had agreed to urn over the 28yearold soldier to authorities in Berlin The date or Verdines repatriation will be set later Less than two weeks ago the Russians said blandly Verdines whereabouts were not known But since that time two other Ameri cans freed by the Soviets after years in captivity have reported seeing Verdine at the notorious Vorkuta slave labor camp in arctic Russia One of these newly freed Amer icans John H Noble 31 Detroit told a Berlin news conference Tues day he believes eight American Navy airmen shot down over the Baltic Sea nearly five years ago may be alive in Soviet prison camps The Navy has listed them as dead Noble who spent 9Vi years as a Red prisoner and Pvt William C Marchuk 30 of Norristown who like Verdine was held for five years were freed by the Russians last Saturday PHOTO ON PAGE 2 ship was not known to be in the vicinity Headed For Dayton The TWA plane was en route to Dayton and Cleveland Ohio The other one containing Pilot Arthur Slim Werkhaven Stur gis and Copilot Edward Agner Battle Creek was said to be owned by Mr and Mrs Frederick L Lennep and came into Kentucky from Battle Creek Mrs Lennep is the former Frances Dodge The pilots were scheduled to pick up he Lenneps wealthy Detroit race horse own ers in Lexington Ky Capt J W Quinn was pilot of the TWA plane and R K Chil dress was the first officer The hostess was Patricia Ann Stermer The company said they worked AGNER WERKHAVEN out of Detroit but that Childress ived in Ann Arbor and Miss Stermer in Ypsilanti Mich The local office of TWA released the following list of passengers Joseph Cohn Cleveland Ralph Emig Cincinnati R H Leler Highland Park C W Neu Mariemont a part of Greater Cincinnati John L Hague Cin cinnati H C Reinwold Chica go H Rooney Lewiston Idaho Robert Sobul Columbus Ohio J Zint Fort Thomas Whar ton first name and address not available The TWA Skyliner landed in a gully Miss Betty Dallwick who lived on the farm where it went down said she first heard an ex plosion House Shaken It shook the house and after it crashed it caught she told a reporter Nearly three hours afterward a portion of it still was smoldering Paul D Strahm Columbus Ohio TWA passenger representa tive said it was the first domestic accident experienced by the com pany since Dec AP Wirephoto WANTS TO Snow den a shapely blueeyed blonde from Memphis is going to get that chance shes been dreaming about a chance to really act Leigh seen only on TV to date in wolfwhistle roles on the Jack Benny and Robert Cummings shows has been signed by Uni versal for a role in All That Heaven Hormel Freed on Dope Count LOS ANGELES jury Wed nesday found George Geordie lormel II heir to a meat packing ortune innocent of charges o marijuana possession There was a burst of applause n the courtroom after the verdict was announced and Superior Judge Charles Fricke immediately or dered the bailiff to hold the dem onstrators in the room I warned those people there should be no Fricke said This is a courtroom not a public Hormel grinned broadly at the verdict His mother Mrs J C Hormel Austin who became ill twice during the trial left the courtroom in tears She was aided by Mrs H H Corey wife of the president of the Hormel Co The young scion asked what his uture plans arc said he has no plans to reorganize the night club rio he headed before his arrest Men Draft Call for March WASHINGTON DC ensc Department Wednesday is iued a March draft call for men all for the Army Nicaragua Rebels in Uprising Commission Gets Orders SAN JOSE Costa Rica air raider described as a Vene zuelan pursuit plane which from Nicaragua machinegunned San Jose Wednesday and then was shot down by antiaircraft fire the ivil Guard announced The raider which looked like the Americanbuilt P47 Thunder bolt of World War II vintage buzzed the downtown area of this capital city and loosed machine gun bursts at a residential sector This came as government troops battled in the north to clear Rebel band from the Villa Quesada area about midway between San Jose and the Costa ragua frontier Three bursts were aimed Into the section surrounding the Costa Rican White House the home of President Jose Figueres The planewas climbing rapidly as it passed the San Jose Airport Control tower A lumbering DCS of the Lacsa Airlines armed with machineguns in its side doors took off in useless pursuit Raider Downed A Civil Guard communique said the raider was downed by anti aircraft artillery and fell in a river called Los Ahogados The Drowned near Liberia a town of about 100 miles northwest of San Jose Though the plane approached San Jose from the south the com mand said it came from a raguan airfield The command recommends that the inhabitants remain at home and keep it said because the antiaircraft defend ers will give a good account of attacking planes knocking them down just as was done in Costa Ricas delegate to the was informed from San Jose that invading forces captured two small port cities on the Pacific Coast The delegate Ambassador Benja min Nunez identified the cities as Puerto Soley near the Nicaraguan border and Puerto Cortez in the southern part of Costa Rica He said also invading planes had machinegunned Turrialba and Cartago To Investigate The 21nation Organization of American States ordered a five nation commission to fly here Wed nesday to investigate Costa Rica blamed neighboring Nicaragua for the uprising a charge denied by the Nicaraguan government Col Rodolfo Quiros Costa Rican chief of staff announced Tuesday night that two government soldiers were wounded in an initial clash with the rebels who he said also seized several villages in the Villa Quesada area Costa Rica has long charged neighboring Nicaragua with shel tering and arming opponents to Figueres regime along the border between the two countries There were unconfirmed reports how ever that some of the Rebel force at Villa Quesada had left San Jose the night before the attack and been joined by other dissidents north of the capital A general staff bulletin said ref ugees from the area reported that the revolt brpke out shortly after a twomotored plane with no lights or visible identification flew over Villa Quesada A group of about 40 men drove into the town in a truck and a station wagon and took over the mayors office From North The report said the men came from the north the direction of the Nicaraguan border Villa Quesada is about 40 miles from the Nicaraguan frontier and has a population of about Climaxing a long quarrel be tween the two Central American neighbors Costa Rica accused Ni caragua of direct In a message to the OAS Counci the San Jose government said it expects to receive military aid Tom the other American states to repel the forces of osta Ricas only military force is its civil guard a kind of citizens militia with a reserve es timated at to men Nicaragua promptly described the charges as foolish and de nied that the attacking force had come from its territory ;