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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 13, 1955, Mason City, Iowa NOfffc IOW4I Doily Newspopcr tor fe HMM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NIWSPAPIt THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NIICHIOKS HOME EDITION VOL LXI wtd Halted Futt Cw MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 11 WS Paper ot tecUm Out Congress Gets Ikes Military Program Better Education Top Goal for State Hoegh TRUCK SMASHED BY rear wheels and frame of the truck driven by S Levisay were torn from the chassis as shown in this photo taken shortly after the Kellofig photo machine was struck by the Milwaukee Road train The arrow points to the rear wheels 300 feet down the tracks Highway 18 is at top Street Commissioner at Lake Killed When Struck by Train CLEAR LAKEStruck by a Mil waukee Road passenger train while driving a Clear Lake street department truck H S Snow Levisay 73 was killed Thursday forenoon Street commissioner for 30 years for the City of Clear Lake Levisay was northbound toward Highway 18 from Garner Beach when his truck was hit The train had left the Clear Lake station at and the crossing is about 2Vz miles west U S May Have to Do Fancy Persuading to Get Release of Airmen Held by Chinese UNITED NATIONS N Y China has given Sec retary General Dag Hammarskjold some encouragement that it will consider United Nations demands it free H American airmen jailed as spies diplomatic sources said Thursday But the official report on Hammarskjolds success or failure will not come until after the Swedish diplomat returns to New York late Thursday from his trip to Peiping where he held a series of conferences with Red Chi nese Premier Chou Enlai Hammarskjold arranged to con fer with U S Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge Jr on results of his mission when he reaches New York in the Super Constellation put at his disposal in Tokyo by Gen John E Hull Far East ern commander D R Mankekar New Delhi resi dent editor of the Times of India who is on a special assignment in Peiping for United Press cabled that the Chinese had made a num ber of reasonable proposals and might be ready to release the men on a quid pro quo basis Mankekar said he was convinced the 11 Americans would be released before expiration of their terms if Lows in southeast Iowa ranged up Peiping is persuaded there are signs of the United Stated contri buting to the easing of tension in this part of the He said the Communists were believed to have demanded the United States agree to cease such hostile acts as espionage against Red China Guarded official belief that the Communists would reconsider the cases of the 11 imprisoned fliers and other personnel held in violation of the Korean armistice agreement apparently was based on a report to Washington from U S Ambassador John M Allison in Tokyo Hammarskjold briefed Alli son and Hull in Tokyo before he left for New York OPPOSE TAX HIKE DES MOINES The Retail Merchants Bureau of the Des Moines Chamber of Commerce was on record Thursday as op posed to increasing the state re tail sales tax from its present 2 per cent Cold Wave Is Not Severe DES1 MOINES got its predicted cold wave Wednesday night but it wasnt as severe as anticipated Lowest reading reported to the Weather Bureau was two above zero at Estherville and Spencer Temperatures as low as five below zero had been forecast for north west Iowa Winds which reached occasional gusts of 45 brought the cold Levisay was thrown from the truck His body was found on the north side of the track beside the truck cab The truck box and chassis were scattered about 300 feet westward along the right of way all north side of the track Wendell Wilcox Clear Lake wit nessed the said the truck was struck between the cab and the rear wheels with Levisays body being thrown about six feet from the impact point He declared Levisay apparently failed to see the train since the truck was trav eling slowly Dr J E Christopherson Cerro Gordo County coroner ruled death was caused by a fractured back and internal hemorrhage He said death was almost instantaneous The findings were made follow ing an autopsy ordered by the cor oner The body was taken to Wards Funeral Home in Clear Lake Levisay is survived by his wife who has been an invalid in a wheel chair for many years Also sur viving are four sons Carrel De troit John Princeton Lester Rockford and James Colo rado Springs and three daughters Mrs Clarence Cook Colorado Springs Mrs William Zobel Blue Earth and Mrs Oliver Mc Grady Roseburg Ore er weather Iowa had a to Iowa Northeast few snow flurries to 15 at Davenport Iowa lows Thursday night are expected to range from 8 above in northeast Iowa to 15 above in the southwest part of the state The northern border of Iowa may get some light snow Friday The State Highway Patrol said Thursday that roads in the state are mostly normal Nixon Kin Gives Nevada NEVADA WVThe grand aunt of Vice President Nixon has be queathed this Story County town mostly in real estate for use in construction and mainte nance of a community building Mrs Mabel Gates Wadsworth bequeathed the money in a will she drew in 1933 She had lived her early life here Nevada was to receive the money upon the death of her husband Frank Wadsworth of Longmont Colo Wadsworth 92 a grand uncle of Nixons died there Tuesday SAME DATE195417 BUek flat knn About The Weather Mason City Warmer snow Iowa Partly cloudy cold Minntsota Light snow CONTINUCO COIO Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 Thurs day Maximum 23 Minimum 3 At 8 3 Precip Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 9 Minimum 7 H S LEVISAY Womans Plea for Speech Causes Buzz WASHINGTON unidenti fied woman walked on to the floor of the House Thursday and asked Speaker Rayburn for permission to make a speech Turned down by the flabbergast ed speaker she was escorted from the chamber and departed with out anyone apparently learning her name The woman clad in a red coat and black beret entered the House through the members cloakroom and walked briskly down a side aisle to the speakers rostrum None of the members or House attendants tried to intercept her although she violated a number of House rules including a prohi bition against wearing a hat in the chamber House Clerk Ralph Roberts said she came to the rostrum and asked Rayburn to let her make a speech and that the speaker refused in forceful language The house sergeant at arms es corted her from the floor The incident caused a buzz among members of the House who were fired on by armed Puerto Rican terrorists from the gallery last March 1 Two Minnesota Men Given Five Years CLINTON Minnesota men were sentenced in District Court Wednesday to five years each in Anamosa Mens Reforma tory on charges of assault with in tent to rob Lars Aasland 21 Minneapolis and Bruce D Appieton 19 Cambridge admitted striking Frank Sillman with their fists and a gun during a robbery of an im plement store at DeWitt Dec 18 New Governor Addresses Joint Session of House Senate After Inaugural By DWIGHT MCCORMICK DES MOINES Leo A Hoegh a few minutes after he was inaugurated as Iowas 33rd gover nor Thursday sketched to the leg islature his sweeping legislative program in which he described better education as our number one His outline covering 11 sections and about half a hundred separate recommendations was presented to a joint session of the Senate and House The House chamber was jampacked for the colorful cere mony Hoegh who described his recom mendations as only called for Twentyfive per cent stale aid to public schools an accelerated road program with a one cent increase over the present gasoline tax es tablishment of highway speed lim its an increase in the State High way Patrol immediate considera tion of a toll road Permitting union shop provisions in labor contracts legislative reap EIthon Liked Office But HeLostMoney DES MOINES past S3 diyt havi cott Lto E Ithon iomt tnonty but its worth it Hi Itivit tht office of governor Thursday afttr tht shorttst in cumbtncy on rtcord with inauguration of Lto A Hotfth E Ithon btcimt fovtrnor Nov 21 whtn Coy William S Btardt was killed in an auto acci dtnt Afttr tht first two wttks as governor E Ithon says hts tn Ioytd bting tht states chitf tx tcutivt He was paid at tht ratt of per month and thus his total takthomt pay amounted to around But ht paid out daily for a hottl room or for his timt in of fice Then ht had car and garagt exptnst and other outlays in eluding meals for himself and wife There is no qutstion but that bting governor cost mt commented Elthon who now be comes lieutenantgovernor but I am not Weekends Elthon drove to his home town of Fertile where he teaches a Sunday School class Ht didnt miss a Sunday portionment reducing the voting age to 18 increasing the salaries ol state officials and judges paying a bonus to Korean War veterans requiring annual filing for veterans property tax exemptions An interim study of the states entire tax structure some govern mental reorganization creating z legislative council tightening the homestead credit law broadening the sales and use tax bases pay ment of the agricultural land tax credit in full and giving state and county officials fouryear terms The new chief executive did no1 mention specifically his campaign plank calling for an increase in the income tax if necessary In that he differs from the position expressed by Lt Gov Leo Elthon Elthon who was inaugurated lieutenant governor after serving out the term of the late Gov Wil liain S Bcardsley has expressed a preference for an increase in the sales tax Both declare however they are not at odds on this anc that each has a right to his own opinion After advocating substantial to moderate salary raises for state officials and judges Hoegh said Im not urging a spending spree Im urging you to make it possible for our good citizens to serve in public office withoul undue Later an he de clared v There must be no deficit spend ing It is my expectation to pre sent to you for your consideration by the first week in February a detailed outline the financial and taxationneeds of our Eltbon had said in presenting the State of the State message to the Legislature Tuesday that he opposes any further deficit spend ing The 1953 Legislature appropri ated about nine million dollars a year more than current state reve nue The difference is being made up by a 30 million dollar reserve fund set up at Bcardsleys request in 1949 At the close of his address Hoegh told the lawmakers I have full confidence in your judgment It will be a pleasure and a rich experience to work with you Your counsel and cooperation will be most welcome at al He thanked the legislators for the opportunity to make sugges tions for our future needs Note that they are only Earlier he had said It is my duty to However he listed many of his points as COSTA RICA eifrc Oceon JTATUtl ftMUi AP WlriphotO WHERE FIGHTING map of Costa Rica underlines communities involved in the air and ground attacks blamed on exiles from neighboring Nica ragua An invasion column arrow was said to be moving down the InterAmerican highway AP WIrephoto SNOW BLANKET Glines furcoaled against the cold weather gets set to toss a snow ball on the Capitol grounds after the heaviest snow in a year blan keted Washington D C Miss Glines is a staff worker for a Senate comniittee Commission Arrives for Warfare Probe Nervous Guard Fires at Plane SAN JOSE Costa Rica tf fivenation commission arrived in a U S Air Force plane from Panama Thursday to conduct an onthespot investigation of spreac ing warfare in Costa Rica A short time later the Armj Command announced the captur of Carlos Alara Hine and said h was one of the Rebel leaders who started the uprising at Villa Quesada that set off the warfar on Tuesday The announcement said he wa captured uninjured in fierce fight ing Wednesday at Rio Peje a tow near Villa Quesada The announce ment gave no details on Lara background It added that larg stores of ammunition includin seven Browning machineguns ani many Mauser rifles were scize from retreating Rebel forces Firei Shot A nervous airport guard gave a trigger happy welcome to a U S Air Force transport plane tha landed in advance of the commis sion from the Organization o American States Arrival of the commission in an other Air Force plane from Panama a short time later wa without incident But a single sho was fired at the transport by a guard apparently still nervous ove Wednesdays air attack on Sar a single plane The plane was a considerable distance away and the shot was aimed low so no damage was done Wants Duel Across the border Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza con tinued to deny the Costa Rican accusations classing the fightin in Costa Rica as a civil He said he had ordered all rebel crossing his borders disarmed and all Costa Ricans in the country rounded up for questioning At a news conference in Man agua Somoza also challenged Fi guercs to meet him at the border and settle their longtime feud with a duel between the two of them Somoza must be a source close to the Costa Rican president commented in San Jose Fighting flared at half a dozen points Wednesday and planes strafed nine towns including the capital Unofficial estimates placed the rebel force at 400 men Extension of Draft Pay Hikes Reserve to Be Stronger WASHINGTON U President Sisenhower Thursday asked Con fess to extend the draft law four ears grant pay increases to ca reer servicemen and create a powerful military reserve to deal vith any aggressor so criminally unwise as to attempt an atomic The President set out the ad ministrations military manpower jrogram in two special messages to the lawmakers saying the measures he proposed would give this country the proper military posture for the first time in peace time Onpay he proposed increases only for men willing to serve longer than a minimum time say ing it is necessary to maintain the experienced hard core of a modern fighting Calling for a selective rise Eisenhower said there should be no increase for officers in the first three years of their service and none in the first two years for en listed men Hoover Foundation Sets First Meeting DES MOINES first annual meeting of the trustees of hc Herbert Hoover Foundation will be held here Feb 11 Vincent Starzinger Des Moincs foundation secretary said the 57 rustees arc leading professional and business leaders from all parts of the country Lewis L Strauss Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission is president i Not For All This would mean no pay rise for twoyear draftees or for young reserve officers putting in only their obligated time The President said the aggregate increase he proposed would hike the present service pay roll by about per cent for salary and allowances At present the government fa paying out about hit those purposes On that basis the added cost would be about mil lion a year Eisenhower devoted one message of words to the pay question and a second of words to his request for continuation of the draft law and establishment of an improved reserve program He said extension of the Selec tive Service Law due to expire June 30 is necessary because ex perience demonstrates that active armed forces of the size we must maintain cannot be raised by vol untary enlistments He said too an effective reserve program to provide a pool of trained fighting men is necessary because We cannot possibly keep armed and in uniform the total forces that might ultimately be required in an allout war The inescapable bur dens would endanger the liberties and the economic system we are determined to Major parts of the proposed re serve program had been disclosed late last year by the Pentagon The chief feature is a plan for six months training each year of about young men who would go directly into the reserve Manifold Penalties In bis manpower reserve mes sage the President told the law makers The penalties of our unreadi ness have been treas ure in blood in the heartbreak of a mighty nation buying time with the lives of men Now in an un easy peace we can and must move toward this proper tol erable cost with due regard for tradition without disruption of human plans or the material econ omy Korea and Indochina are bitter reminders of the everpresent threat of aggression The masses of armed men and the vast array of warmaking machines main tained by the Soviets and their sateliites along the frontiers of the free world sharpen the reminders The first purpose of our de fense planning remains the main tenance of a just secure peace If however unwanted war should come it should find us ready with every resource at our command to repel and defeat the enemy And at home we must have forces trained for every emergen cy should an aggressor be so criminally unwise as to attempt an atomic attack In seeking to attain these goals we must remember that the ac tive military forces are only the cutting edge of our nations full strength A vigoruos economy a strong mobilization base and trained citizens arc UM iaviociblt ;