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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 22, 1957, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THE NEWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS E NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXIII AMOcUted Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Seven Cents a Copy fThe World Around Us Stockholm Is Venice of North Number 107 EDITORS NOTE This is a series of daily reports by our editor on a trip by air around the world By W EARL HALL TOCKHOLM SWEDEN Why this is called The Venice of the immediately ap parent to one who glides in over the city to a landing at an airport within the city limits and almost within sight of the downtown sec tion There are 14 major islands separated by ribbons of water suggestive of Venices famed canals From my room on the sixth floor of Stockholms bestknown hotel the Grand I can look down on as many a 50 wild swans an1 a larger number of mal lards muclhens and other wa terfowl They remain here as long as the weather is con genial and it has been that in a special W EARL HALL his winter If there Is another city in the world whose attractions include a flock of wild swans I havent heard about it Another phenomenon almost equally interesting about the view from my window Ive had a ter rible time driving myself to break away for the writing of this re port is the sharp line of de markation between the fresh wa ter of Lake Maleran and t h e salt water of the Baltic Sea which meet under a bridge leading from a point in front of the hotel to an island containing the kings palace and the Swedish parlia ment building Doesnt Make Sense Dont ask me why but I have it on the best of authority that the line of separation between the fresh water and the salt wa ter under his bridge one of a dozen major spans in Stockholm is almost as sharp as if an im penetrable wall were separating them It doesnt make sense jmary highway portion of the road but who am I to argue with lheuse tax hind Plus a portion of the scientists extra two cents of lax on pri The high spot of our road in cities f i i anrilj MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 22 19S7 This Paper Consists oi Two 149 AP Wirephoto SET SPEED FLIGHT Pilot Cmdr Dale Cox Jr left and copilot Russeil Baum emerge from their twinjet Navy bomber at Los Angeles after settinga record for the round trip between their California base and New York They made the hop in nine hours and 14 minutes more than two hours faster than the previous mark set m 1955 In so doing they also clipped 10 minutes off the old easttowest record Extension of Gas Tax Approved DES MOIRES Iff The House wrangled at length Friday over whether to extend the fifth and sixth cents of the state gasoline tax for four years or two and ended up making it two years on a vote of 1004 The Senate voted 387 on Feb 27 to extend the two cents of tax for four years This means the iieasure now must go back to the Senate for its decision on the change made by the House An amendment also was adopt ed It would prevent he Highway Commission from spending up to 25 per cent per year of the pri rAll About The Weather of the city today was our hour in the royal palace which has served Swedens kings since 1750 a quarter of a century before our Revolutionary war It was well broken in back in 1810 when the Swedish parliament with some suggestive help from Napo leon called a French field mar shal named Bernadette to throne as King Charles XIV Meets With Cabinet We roamed through the spa cious halls where a score of kings have lived and ruled The present King Gustav Adolf has the and towns The first four cents of the six cents a gallon lax goes into the road use tax fund Fortytwo per cent of the money is allocated to primary highways The fifth cent of tax is earmarked for hard surfacing of graveled primary roads The sixth cent goes for modernizing primary highways Present law permits the high way commission to spend up to 25 per cent per year of the pri mary highway allocation for ex tensions in cities and towns The fifth and sixth cents of the tax is now restricted to rural primary roads only Each cent of the gas tax produces about aircraft guns near here in was recovered Friday with skele tons of five men who died in the crash his Stockholm quarters in this same palace on the ground I visited the a vcar room where every Friday he meets with his cabinet of 15 head WRECK FOUND ed by Tagc Erlander head of thei TRIESTE Italy UP The Socialist Democrat Party wreck of a U S Flying Fortress Sweden has five political parslot clmvn by tlie German anti ties Strongest is the Socialists weakest the Communists Because Erlanders party has only 46 per cent of the popular support it has been necessary for him to form a coalition with the Farm ers second from the smallest party Pub Visited Our guide was insistent on showing us Stockholms enor mous City Hall where 100 Coun cilmen under the chairmanship of a Burgomeister give their services to the city without pay But I must confess I was more in terested in a department store called the Thats where Greta Garbo was clerking when she started her movie career We also saw the school of drama where both she and Ingrid Berg man once were pupils It probably wont happen again Ive seen the sites of two Olym pics this day We passed Hel sinkis stadium early this morn ing site of the 1952 games and this afternoon we entered the Stockholm Stadium seats where in 1912 an Indian athlete named Jim Thorpe stamped him as the greatest allaround athlete of his day and age Mason City Mostly cloudy with no important temperature change Chance of occasional showers or thunderstorms be ginning late Friday and con tinuing Saturday Low Friday night 2833 High Saturday 45 Iowa Considerable cloudiness with no important temperature change through Saturday Rain northwest showers and thun derstorms southeast Saturday Low Friday night 25 northwest 35 southeast FiveDay Iowa Temperatures will average 3 to 6 degrees be low normal Saturday through next Wednesday Normal highs 48 north to 55 south Normal lows 27 north to 31 south Cool ing trend over the weekend Warmer Monday or Tuesday Colder again Wednesday Pre cipitation will average three tenths to onehalf inch as rain or snow over the weekend anc again toward the end of the period Minnesota Flurries colder Tabulate Unions Shortage Is Missing WASHINGTON fft The Senate Rackets Investigating Committee Friday declared its investigation of the Teamsters Union in the west has shown of union funds either lost or mis appropriated and slill unac counted Chairman McClellan D Ark ut this accusation into the hear ing record He said it marked the completion of this phase of an nvestigation which has covered 16 days of public hearings Frank W Brewster chairman of the Western Conference of Teamsters was on the witness stand the last five days He was the last witness Brewster testified his handling of union funds was not But he denied vigorously and re peatedly that he had any knowl edge of or any part in an alleged attempt by some Teamsters offi cials to muscle in on rackets profits in Portland Ore To Call Beck The committee plans as its next move to question Dave Beck globe trotting international presi dent of the Teamsters Union in a showdown public hearing Tues day Friday along with testimony from Brewster the senators heard a staff mine Bellino testify he found nothing in the unions records to reflect loans to Beck until 1954 when he said the Internal Reve nue Service began investigating Becks affairs Bellino said reports to the gov ernment by the Seattle Team sters Joint Councils building as sociation showed accounts re ceivable at the end of 1953 as but next annual statement showed accounts re ceivable of Bellino said this was the first notation he could find in Team sters organization accounts reiFROM OUR flcHincr KOM OljR WIRE SERVICES Little Hope for 67 Aboard Lost Plane will live in the U S CARSON MILLER SUBMIT PLANS Big Budget Slash Urged fleeting anything about loans to Beck Receipts Book The staff accountant said the GlobeGazette weather data up to 8 a m Friday Maximum Thursday 39 Minimum Thursday night 23 At 8 a m Friday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 30 41 19 union building associations cash receipts book then reflected a repayment from Beck in August 1954 and a later payment Bellino was called to the wit ness chair after Brewster testi fied he had no knowledge of any loans by the Western Conference of Teamsters to Beck And he said I would disap prove if Beck borrowed several thousand dollars of union funds without interest or security Beck has said publicly that he did has since repaid to of union money without paying interest or offering security DES MOINES Rep Robert with the governor in recommend ing the sales tax revert to 2 pet majority party was still divided into thirds about a tax program Apparently the only final deci SAME IBUck lac means traffic death in 24 hours BULLETIN SAN FRANCISCO UP A strong earthquake shook the downtown section of San Fran cisco at CST Fri day sending people streaming into the streets It was the third quake of the day to hit the mid dle of the San Francisco Bay area Carson Repubcent July 1 lican floorleader in the House Th i ucti Friday proposed a of at f lemeJ1J by parson wasjsion made by House members leasl S7 million in the S152 lion budget of Democratic Gov Hcrschel C Loveless seen as an outgrowth of several GOP caucuses held m recent weeks Although members report was not to give Loveless a sales tax bill to veto At the same Carson sided theie was much Re V VI I i v rfJM4 1 Jl Living Costs Climb Sixth Month in Row WASHINGTON cost of living jumped 4 of 1 per cent publican sentiment to retain the per cent rate or even boost it to 3 per cent it was felt there is not enough support to override a veto Loveless has promised to veto t 11 Carson did not spell out how ploycs both men and million additional revenue in million budget should be raised For the S152 million budget Loveless asked for higher cor poration taxes the transfer of road money to the general fund Search Sea Off Japan i TOKYO mounled Fri Iclay night for the lives of 67 Americans aboard a huge U S military transport plane which disappeared early Friday off Japan as it neared the end of Us transpacific flight Little hope was held out for their safety Low clouds and rain squalls hampered the air search through out the day and towering 30foot swells reduced visibility almost zero for searching ships of the U S Navy and Japanese Coast Guard Air Force officials said how ever that throughout the night an evergrowing force of aircraft and ships would crisscross the pacific corridor stretching 300 jmiles southeast of Tokyo and 120 miles wide in which the plane was believed to have gone down Volcanic Islands Some Japanese aviation ex peris speculated the plane might have crashed on one of a chain of volcanic islands in the vicin ity One of them is Ml Mihara a active volcano into which a Japan Air Line plane crashed April 9 1952 killing all 37 persons aboard The fourengine C97 military version of the Boeing Strato cruiser left Wake Island Thurs day afternoon for Tokyo on the last leg of a flight from Travis Air Base near San Francisco Calif The Air Force said 57 passen gers and a crew of 10 were aboard the plane with the pas sengers including 27 Air Force personnel 7 Army and 10 Navy men 2 civilian government em a woman any sales tax higher than 2 per cent L working balance Republicans have split on the treasury questions of whether the figure should be pared and how any in military dependent presumably Ihe wife of a serviceman sla lioned in Japan The crew which included at least one woman all were mem bers of the Air Force The plane was operated by the Military Air creases should be raised through axation caucus DROWNS IN RIVER CEDAR RAPIDS Donald McNabb 15 son of Mr and Mrs Edward S McNabh drowned Thursday when a canoe o v e r hirned in Cedar River n February setting a new record Following a secret for the sixth straight month thelThursday one member government reported Friday Higher prices for food housing costs gasoline and a number of other items boosted the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index to per tent of average 194749 prices The index stood per cent higher than in Fcbruarv 1956 Pope Liberalizes Communion Fast for Catholics andean million cut in Service of the state Last Position Tie planes last reported posi At the same time Carson wasition was 200 miles southeast of making his statement Sen Jack Miller RSioux City presented an His recommended expenditures of the big MATS terminal in Tokyo at a m CST The radio report gave no indication of any trouble and The BLS also reported that lheipi nf XII Friday revised centuries regulations of he Roman jCatholic Church governing fasting Communion to meet chang cost of living jump brought aiocj slight decline in the buying power tof the average factory check It said the rr r i prices more than offset a small f iCondltlons nf ilfc irise in the average factory work I1GW insulations cut Ihe iers takehome pay period of the fast from solid foods Hmimpr dm in u tn tmcc hours before receiving would be about thejlhc plane was expected in Tokyo same as the final figure rccomon schedule two hours later mended by Carson The Air Force said the plane Miller suggested a S31million llui fuel for onlyabout 3a slice off operating increasesilloms flvng its scheduled ar askcd by the governor and a S2rival timc million cut in capital outlavs i As soon ai thz plane was over His budget too would allow the sales tax to revert to 2 per cent Corporation income lax rates would be cut one half per due a sea and air search was launched in the predawn dark ness Life rafts aboard the plane were equipped with flares and cent but applied to a broariertfastlIgllts and most rafts aboard base producing million rlolUansPatific Pities carry emer lars more each vear New Storm System Approaching Iowa Forecasters pay increases nf i to 2 cents anTTT T eudhLTS said a hour for worker mostVu Water mayjslorm system approaihins from in the aircraft industrv any timC Wf likclv jwage contracts carry escalator former regulation northwest and shuwcrs jgency radio transmitters for SOS signals Throughout the day however monitors picked up no distress j fa Us By nightfall more than 40 and ships had joined in jlhcsearch and dozens of Japan ese fishing boats wore asked to keep a lookout clauses tied to the index for February The takehome pay average reported at a week a total from midnight tintiliniK thunderstorms in iho soulh the administering of the Saturday Precipitation hul mcnl at regular morning Masses DCon predicted for Ihe slate and Thursday night but most of it passed to the south factory workers in February wasj Ihc new had applied previously to evening Masses At Ihe same time the Pope Tcmperatur Lhorizcd evening Masses for clays as well as Sundays feast days and of a downtown section of Stockholm shows Woman Killed in CarTrain Crash CEDAR FALLS W Ada Mensch 62 Mitchell S was killed Friday morning ami her John 64 was injured when their car collllalpin 60 said Friday he has ap hded with an Illinois Central pasplied for retirement as Iowa dii ffain nl t K c i n it Af ir Halpin to Retire as Iowa Revenue Chief DES MOINKS iff Frank M drop as storm system moves across state Saturday night and Sunday Theres a chance of rain in her southeast and rain changing to snow in the northwest Sunday Marshalltown Man Killed in Accident VINTON Lam toreux 43 Marshalltown farmer was killed Thursday in a fwocar Scandii Europes mildest tn warmer winter quarters Northern Th Jf Stained horn in iho Swedish capital for Inniror the left Rre P1M dealt With by EdiLor Earl Hal1 in article to scnger train at the crossing onjrcctor of Internal Revenue cffec Highway 218 here llive April 30 WnnH Tii collision on 218 about 5 miles Wood who Ualpm said he feels 38 yearsisoulh of here Irar i u hct sorvicc is enough His sal Authorities said his car iol connection with their migration hcadon into the sideiary recently been a lidccl with one driven bv Mrs of Ihc tram U was no year lie was appointed Iowa rlifiernard Boison Van Homo as who was rlnvinp roclor in October 1952 whin thcishc attempted a left turn offthe was taken to a Codar Internal Revenue Serviin was rciliiKhway Lamoroux was thrown i ails hospital will with directors replacfrom his car by thr impact Mrs hnusea and internal injuries ing slate colltfclors I Boison escaped injurv Pofific S CHAM TRUK 500 STATUTt Mflf S AP SViicphoto SEARCH AREA Cross and dotttd lines indicate Ihc search corridor in which a U S mils lary piano with aboard is believed clown ;