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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 3, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspaper Edited MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI PNM UilM Pnm WltM MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 3 1955 CouUU tt Two Sells Solons on Foreign Aid Bill Serum Supply Hearing Near Not Sure If Control Is Necessary Both Houses Get Bills WASHINGTON UP Measures that would provide federal con trol over distribution of Salk polio vaccine were introduced in both chambers of Congress Tuesday Ten senators joined with Sen Ives RNY in sponsoring a Sen ate bill to control distribution Reps Fogarty DRI andBo land DMass joined in a House resolution calling for federal con trols for a limited time on the distribution sale and use of the new vaccine Ives said federal action is essen tial at once The two House mem bers said that since demand for vaccine far exceeds supply and black markets are beginning to develop an emergency exists which requires speedy federal ac tion Hearings Soon The measures appeared headed for hearings soon The Eisenhower administration has thus far recommended against such controls Secretary of Wel fare Hobby said Monday night she will recommend curbs to the White House if it appears on the basis of our findings and discussions or developments that the fight against polio will best be advanced by such A special goveramentsponsorec advisory committee comprised chiefly of private medical and health officials Monday recom mended voluntary controls to deal problems of supply distribu tion and priorities Controls Several members of Congress have called for federal controls to assure that the vaccine goes first to those who need it ly children from 5 to 9 Chairman Sperfee DKy said the House Banking Committee will hold hear ings on the question as soon as Mrs Hobby planned to make a plea as part of a full review of the vaccine situation which she was to present to the governors at a closed conference here The Presidents recent national polio conference recommended tha each governor play a role in the distribution program It suggested that governors name state commit tees of leading medical authorities to handle the situation Fewer Cases In New York the National Foun dation for Infantile Paralysis said fewer children have been stricken with polio this year than in recent years but a spokesman said You cant draw any conclusions at al at this point concerning the effec of the vaccination still too The foundation said that of the nine million first and second grad ers due to get free shots abou four million have received the first of two injections Government officials meanwhile Continued their silence over inquir ies they are making into some 35 cases of polio which developec after children had received at least one shot Haffa Counsel Wants Sentence Set Aside DES MOINES for Dr Frank A Haffa 74 retired Waterloo dentist argued Tuesdaj afternoon that the Iowa Supreme Court should set aside his eight year prison sentence and fine Attorneys for the state urged the court to affirm the sentence The court took the case unde advisement Dr Haffa was con victed of manslaughter in th of Arvey Leeper 56 Wat erloo painter June Sentence was handed down in the Blacl Hawk County District Court Nov 25 1953 STIFF SENTENCE PAINTSVTLLE Ky Baldridge 24 was sentenced to life for taking 45 cents from a nan in an armed robbery He hac previously served a term for steal nig and cashing money orders News in Brief LONDON Ben is going to take a rest after having taken note of each passing hour for more than a century The great four faced clock high in one of the towers of the Houses of Parliament is going to be stopped for worth of major repairs late this month Big Bens voice will be silent for about two months BALTIMORE WAfter a colorful campaign featuring a parody of the Davy Crockett ballad references to baseball and charges of bossism Baltimoreans choose their mayor today About half of the eligible were expected to vote on whether Democrat Thomas DAlesandro should get a third straight fouryear term or be re placed by Republican Samuel Hopkins WASHINGTON Eisenhower sought the support of state governors today for his 701billiondollar 10year roadbuild ing program which a Senate subcommittee voted last week to scrap The subcommittee substituted for the administration proposal a five year plan The White House looked to a conference of state governors here for help in putting the administration plan back on the track VIENNA Radio announced Tutiday that Russia and her seven East European satellites will meet in the Polish capital May 11 to set up a unified military command CHICAGO Thursday will offer a oncein11years op portunity Youll be able to write the date by repeating one numeral Next chance for such a feat comes a little more than 11 years from now 6666 Or according to mathematician Lewis Gal graith you can wait 267 years for the jackpot 222222 New Federal Tax Blanks Higher Ceiling on Short Form Possible Next Year WASHINGTON Revenue Service is considering a number of plans for new tax forms next year but it is all in the thinking and planning stage right now Just one thing has been firmly more color stripes this years on mailed tax forms identifying and under incomes Two other changes however are pretty sure to be made 1 Some shorter basic taxpayers form will probably emerge per haps having just two pages 2 The ceiling on the use of short form 1040 will probably be lifted to somewhere or This year the Internal Revenue Service had only two months after the completely revised 1954 tax code was signed by Pres dent Eisenhower in midAugust to revise nearly 500 income tax orms and write instructions for their use The effort was ham pered by lack of experience with he new law and lack of ad ministrative interpretation of its debatable points Biggest Job Printing tax forms and instruc tion pamphlets each year is the worlds biggest single printing job So the new forms and in structions had to be in the hands of the government printing office late October for mailing to start just after Christmas The 1954 tax law made a wide variety of basic changes that had to be reflected in the personal tax forms This together with the nec essary haste produced the most complex form the U S taxpayer ias had to deal with and the longest and most involved set of instructions There is little prospect of fur ther major revisions in the tax law this year So next years forms must reflect the same law New Forms To get around this the revenue service is thinking in terms of getting up a new basic tax form which would serve the needs of the majority of people who do not have the special kinds of income that now complicate the retirement pay dividends rents interest capital gains and so on One presently developed plan contemplates a twopage affair consisting of about what is now on pages 1 and 3 of form 1040 A study of past returns turned up the finding that about 60 per cent of some 47 million taxpayers who use form 1040 showed virtually no income aside from salaries and wages Dust Storm Blamed in Death of Iowa Woman HUGO Colo blowing dust storm near here Monday was blamed for the death of an Ottum wa Iowa woman Mrs Sylvia laldweU Pettigrew 68 was fatally injured in a threecar crash thai occurred about four miles west of Genoa Colo on U S 24 during a severe dust storm 1ST COMING HOME FRANKFURT Germany The U S 1st Infantry Division which went into action in North Africa in 1942 has started bad home after 13 years overseas An advance party left by plane for New York Monday night Voters Approve School Merger FOREST proposal for merger of 17 school districts in the Forest CityLeland school area car ried at a special election here Mon day forming the Forest CityLe land Community School District Of the 17 districts 13 voted in favor of the merger giving the 7 per cent required by law Districts voting against the measure were Mount Valley Nos 5 and 8 Elling ton Township and Madison Town ship Four State Cities Hit by Strikes Wage Boost Is Issue By UNITED PRESS Hundreds of workers were off heir jobs Tuesday with unionman agement negotiations under way in at least four Iowa cities Work stoppages were reported at Des Moines Waterloo and Cedar Rapids The Electro Metals Co at Keo cuk said it would close down Wed nesday because of labor trouble The plant employs more than 600 persons Local 148 of the Operating Engineers Union has been nego tiating with ElectroMetals more than a month on a new contract Major Strike At Des Moines electricians and iruck drivers two of the citys 19 trade unions were still without contracts and a major strike was threatened More than 400 electricians were off their jobs but truck drivers were still working The electri cians planned to set up picket lines a union spokesman said A third union Cement Finishers Local 21 accepted a hourly wage increase in negotia tions with the Des Moines Master Builders Monday night 14 Unions Contracts with 14 Des Mqines trade unions expired Sunday night Five other contracts are not up for renewal until later in the year Operating engineers employed by two Waterloo construction firms walked off their jobs Mon day over demands for a 25cent hourly wage increase The engi neers were employed by the John G Miller Construction Co and Jens Olsen Sons A similar strike by operating en gineers was in progress at Cedar Rapids where a requested 25cent raise would increase the pay scale to an hour Confab Held at Capitol Amount Is Only Issue SAME AP Winphoto TANK soldiers supervise German workers as they remove the wire cage around a Soviet tank memorial in the sector of Berlin The memorial symbol of the first Russian war machines to enter the city in World War II is being returned to the Soviets AP Wlrephoto BLAZE BRINGS Mrs Ralph Henwood Lancaster Ohio is framed by her kitchen window as she looks about the ruins of her kitchen which was wrecked by fire Monday A pan of grease on the stove started the blaze which destroyed half of the Henwood home Revocation of Beer Permits at Clinton Seen Impossible CLINTON of the state in its attempt to serve no tice of suit on owners of eight raid ed taverns appeared Tuesday to have blocked plans of the attorney generals office to seek District Court revocation of their beer per mits Monday was the May 2 deadline y which Atty Gen Dayton Coun trymans office said the state planned to appeal the Clinton City Councils refusal to revoke the eight beer permits The office of the clerk of Dis trict Court in Clinton said Tues day morning no appeal had been filed Countryman said Tuesday he was aware of the new development at Top General in Viet Nam Shot to Death SAIGON South Viet Nam Gen Trinh Minn The top Cao Dai General and one of the chief sup porters of the Free Viet Nam Revo utionary Committee was killed in action Tuesday night His death was disclosed a short time after hardhitting troops of he Cao Dai religious sect joined the nationalist army of Premier STgo Dien Diem in an offensive against the Binh Xuyen rebels Once Allies Gen Thes Cao Dai forces were once allied with the Binh Xuyen Society and the Hoa Hao sect in a united front demanding Diems resignation But the general switched sides three months ago when Gen Le Van Vien the Binh Xuyen leader rejected demands that armed struggle be avoided Gen The had thrown four battal ions of his troops perhaps men to Diems support in mopping up Viens battered force of men on Saigon outskirts He died directing the bat talions in this action Armored Boat The Cao Dai general was fired upon by Binh Xuyen commandos in an armored motorboat and died instantly This blow to the armed forces supporting Diem came as the Pre mier was marshalling all his sup port for a political victory over Chief of State Bao Dai 88 Degrees Monday in Mason City Hottest in Books Monday set a record as the hot test May 2 in Mason City weather history The 88 degrees recorded compared with a previous high oi 85 on May 2 1952 Sundays high as shown by the thermometer at the KGLO trans mitter was 83 Highest April temperature ever recorded on official records was 91 on April 28 1910 The early sea son record high was a 90 on April 10 1930 HEADS B Hoi lister former Congressman and law partner of the late Sen Taft of Ohio has been nominated by the President to head the for eign aid program The new International Coop eration the present Foreign Operations Administration About The Weather Mason City Showers Iowa Warm showers Minnesota Rain cooler Fiveday Iowa Temperatures Tuesday night through Sunday will average 8 to 12 degrees above normal Normal highs 67 north to 70 south Normal lows 43 north to 47 south Cooler Wednesday Warmer Friday Turning cooler again Saturday and Sunday Precipitation wil average near one inch occurring as showers Wednesday and Sat urday Globe Gazette weather data up Clinton and that his office was studying it to determine what re course the state might have Sheriff Marvin Bruhn of Clinton reported he was unable to serve the states notice of appeal be cause all eight beer permit hold ers were reported to be out of he city on He said the notices were handed him Sat urday for service The complaints vere signed by State Agent G M Strand who led the raids la Des Moines meantime Sec retary of State Melvin D Syn horst a member of the State Beer Permit Board said Tuesday the oard had received no request either official or it consider the Clinton matter Synhorst said the state board had never found it necessary to initiate an action of this sort because such jroblems usually could be straight ened out at the local level State Auditor Chet Akers and Martin Lauterbach chairman of the State Tax Commission are the other members of the board The aoard met Monday Its next reg ularly scheduled meeting is the first Monday in June The Clinton situation has not been the State Beer Permit Board in any Syn tiorst said Synhorst indicated strongly that he doubted the state would pro c e e d with a revocation action where the weight of local authori ties was against it He said the state boards power to initiate such an action had never been tested in court State agents led a raid on the eight taverns the night of March 18 They said the 200 bottles they seized contained liquor The tav ern owners got the 200 bottles back Justice of Peace Don Sagers ruled the bottles could not be held as evidence because the state did not serve forfeiture notice as re quired by law SHOWERS to 8 day Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Tues 88 64 71 46 27 WASHINGTON UP President Eisenhower Tuesday apparently sold congressional leaders on tha need for continuing foreign aid but got no promise as to the amount The President briefed Demo cratic and Republican congres sional leaders for 90 minutes on the foreign aid pro gram for the coming year He had called them to a bipartisan White House conference to express his deep personal concern about the necessity for the program Some of the leaders left the White House predicting that the ad ministration will get a foreign aid program in this session of Con gress But they would not fore cast whether it will be as big as he would like The leaders said foreign aid was the principal topic But they said Secretary of State John Foster Dulles gave them a rundown on latest developments not only in the Far East the area emphasized most strongly in the aid bill but also on Europe They would not go into details of Dulles remarks Expect Aid to Continue Concerning foreign aid House Re publican Leader Joseph W Martin Mass said he thinks theyll get what they need because theyve demonstrated that until we get stability in the world weve got to Say Mountain Lion Seen Along Highway 75 North of Le Mars LE MARS mountain lion was reported sighted along High way 75 about three miles north of here early Tuesday Sioux County Sheriff Harry Dyk stra said a newspaper delivery route driver for the Sioux City Journal reported seeing the lion about a m After receiving the report in Orange City the sher iff contacted Le Mars police who checked the area but were unable to spot any lion It was the first report of a lion in this area though lions have been reported sighted in the Chero kee area about 35 miles east of here and in the Correctionville area about 35 miles southeast An intensive search in the Chero kee area a week ago Sunday failed to flush out the animals spend for a Chairman Walter F George D Ga of the Senate Foreign Rela tions Committee agreed that Con gress will continue foreign aid But he said he doesnt know exactly what the programs final form may be Speaker Sam Rayburn asked whether the administration did a good sales job said the briefers handled themselves very Among those at the briefing was Senate Republican Leader William F Knowland Calif who has dis sented from Mr Eisenhowers de cision to sound out the possibility of bilateral talks with Communist China Among members of the adminis tration team at the conference were foreign aid chief Harold E Stassen and Kohn B Hollister who becomes director of the Interna tional Cooperation Administration Holds Conference Dulles conferred Monday with Assistant Secretary Walter S Robertson and Adm Arthur W Radford chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who returned from Formosa last weekend Those two were to report to Eisenhower in the afternoon A high administration official said the congressional conference was set up primarily to let Eisen hower express his deep personal concern about the need for the foreign aid program One of the invited Democratic leaders said he believed that the administration is worried about the outlook for the program because opposition in Congress has been growing yearly Eisenhowers request of for the fiscal year beginning next July 1 is about 700 million dol lars above the amount Congress voted for the current fiscal year Doctor Draft Law Extended to 57 WASHINGTON House Armed Services Committee Tues day voted 275 to approve a two year extension of the doctor draft law until July 1 1957 The bill also provides for fed eral scholarships for a limited number of medical and dental students It also continues the a month extra pay for doctors den tists and veterinarians who take commissions in the armed serv ices whether as volunteers or draftees Truck Hits Tractor Woodbine Farmer Dies LOGAN UP Sherman Get Hornbeck 39 Woodbine farmer was killed Monday when his trac tor collided with a gasoline trans port truck miles north of here ;