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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 18, 1963, Mason City, Iowa The newspoper that mokes oil North lowons neighbors MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION VOL 1ft MASON CITY JOWA SATURDAY MAY 18 1943 UOc a Paper ol Two Sect ionsSett ion Associated Prtsg and United International Full Lease Wires No 15 Tax battle rages Legislators shoot adjournment r DES MOINES Iowa Legislature gripped by adjourn ment fever lined up Saturday to do battle over a conference com mittees compromise tax increase and property tax relief proposal The tax bill and numerous ap propriations measures remained to be acted upon as the lawmak ers launched an allout drive to make Saturday the final day of the longest legislative session in Iowa history It was the 125th day of the 1963 session a full week longer than the 118 days of the 1961 session previously the longest ever The compromise being drafted by the eightman SenateHouse conference committee was a last chance effort to push through a measure in this session to replace a substantial portion of local pro perty taxes with revenue raised by other means The committee after a meeting late Friday reported it had reach ed general agreement on several major issues in regard to the tax bill It met Saturday to put the finishing touches to its compro mise plan Committee members declined to talk about the provisions of their proposal But Sen David Shaff RClinton one of the conferees said I think it will be accepta ble to both houses and to the governor The conference committee plan was understood not to contain a provision for withholding of state income taxes listed by Gov Har old Hughes as a must in any property tax relief proposal if it is to escape his veto Committee members indicated however that they believe the other features of their plan will find favor enough with Hughes to Will Slid CIPPL OV ell and Republican Sens John Shoe1 with a 2 per cent surtax on di man of Atlantic D C Nolan of vidends Iowa City and Robert Rigler of New Hampton and Reps Maurice Baringer of Oelwein Floyd Ed cu u Vii tr agiiiuuuidi r i n JdV Elm5Verlocation of meer of Pella and Ivon Wells of The Senate added for a million annual increase in agricultural land tax credits al C e U11V4 A V Wll It CHS Many Republican legislators exBedford All the representatives pressed the view that they should adopt a plan acceptable to both houses and let the Democratic governor take the heat for veto ing the measure if he finds it un acceptable The House version of the tax bill called for withholding but the Senate Friday refused to go along with House changes in a bill passed earlier by the Senate Both measures called for an in crease in the sales tax from 2 to 3 per cent The House Friday declined to back down from its stand on with holding and the bill was sent to except Wells are Republicans The House started action on the tax bill early in April but after a long hassle approved a measure calling only for an increase in sales and use taxes from 2 to 3 per cent application of the sales tax to motel and hotel services a onecentapack increase in cig arette taxes and raising the ag ricultural land tax credit base from 15 to 17 mills The Senate kept the sales tax increase and the tax on motels and hotels but tossed out the cigarette tax boost added a cor poration income tax increase from million for ad ditional aids and a pro perty tax credit fund of up to million The Senate voted down the conference committee J3 to 4 per cent and replaced most Committee members were Shaff 0f the monies and credits tax i Liquor books are out DES MOINES WJ If you want to buy a bottle of potables at a state liquor store and the clerk asks lor your permit book you can say none is needed Chairman Homer Adock of the Iowa Liquor Con trol Commission also says so Adcock said he rushed letters to all liquor store managers that the law passed by the legislature has been officially published at Sioux City and Fort Dodge and is now in effect The legislature repealed the law requiring permit books a pro posed system for withholding o state income taxes When the House received the bil again it kept the sales tax in irease but approved withholding of income taxes and repealed al of the monies and credits tax anc the household personal propertj tax It also earmarked million a year for additional agricultura land tax credits boosted state aid to schools by million and se up a property tax relief fund o up to million for the nexl two years The House also threv out the corporation income ta hike Hughes said he probably wouL accept the House bill but contend the Senate version stinks On f he inside Editorials pmg9 4 Newman Surveyor 5 Church News 47 Society News 89 Sports News 1112 Comics 13 Mason City News 1415 North Iowa 20 Family will reunite Cooper heads for home ABOARD USS KEARSARGE APPROACHING HONOLULU AP Gordon Cooper comes home to Honolulu Saturday and the first of a series of welcomes honoring his heroic feat of orbit ing the earth 22 times in a 34 hour tour through space On the agenda were parades and receptions in Honolulu at Cape Canaveral Washington and New York including a meeting with President Kennedy and an address to a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday First in both time and impor tance for the quietspoken 36 yearold Oklahoma airman was a reunion at Hickam Air Force Base at 1 pm Honolulu time his wife Trudy and daugh ters Camala 14 and Janita 13 The Cooper family arrived in Honolulu late Friday The 41000ton carrier Kear sarge which plucked Major Coop er ovit of the Pacific 96 miles southeast of Midway Thursday afternoon plowed along at 25 knots to keep the appointment in Honolulu where the Coopers met and married in 1947 when they were University of Hawaii stu dents After a downtown parade and receptions at lolani Palace the L stalehouse that once was the seatj of Hawaiian royalty and at the home of Gov John A Burns the Coopers were scheduled to leave by jet plane at pm for Cape Canaveral It was from Cape Canaveral that he rocketed off to glory last Wednesday morning Civic ceremonies at nearby Co coa Beach Fla and a day of rest will precede the visit to Washington Tuesday President Kennedy laid on a reception in the White House rose garden and congressional lead ers invited Cooper to speak to a jtint meeting John Glenn the first Ameri can to go into orbit addressed a joint meeting last year Cooper will be flanked by Glenn and the other five original astronauts of Project Mercury Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana who an nounced the invitation to Cooper said it was arranged both to sa jlute his outstanding space ac complishment and to mark the presumed conclusion of the Mer cury space project Next after Mercury will be the Gemini project to put two men into orbit in a single capsule The goal beyond Gemini will be manned flight to the moon New York will honor Cooper and his family Wednesday with a I traditional ticker tape parade The prospect of so many public honors had no visible effect on the calm object of it all as he bounced cheerfully about the Kearsarge submitted to protract ed physical examinations and re ported on the wonderful scenic views from 110 to 166 miles above the earth GIVING A CLOSE LOOK Debbie Fischer 4 of Des Moines is giving a real close look at a 17year cicada commonly called a 17year locust The locusts have given indication of a morethanusual threat to vegetation inIowa this year The locust is just over an inch long has green eyes and greenyellow striped transparent wings It is the longestlived in sect known to man Debbie found the locust near a tree Locust grubs feed off roots of trees for 16 years beneath the ground then emerge COOPER EXPLAINS tronaut Gordon Cooper gesticulates while describing to NASA officials his experiences while orbiting the earth 22 times in his scorched tpace capsule Photofav resting on a deck of the carrier Kear sarge Cooper was headed for Honolulu for the first of a series of parades and receptions to be accorded him in the next few days Trip to south for JFK NASHVILLE Term dent Kennedy ventured into the restive South Saturday to appeal or public rejection of the temp tations of prejudice and violence at a time of tragic disorder In a major address prepared for citizens of this city where racial violence has flared sporadically in recent weeks Kennedy made no effort to duck the powderkeg de segregation issue Still his words were moderate n tone and represented a plea that community leaders work to ward the day when all Ameri cans enjoy equal opportunity and liberty under the law While noting a continuing de aate about civil rights Kennedy said he would speak not of your as Americans but of your And in this connection he em phasized respect for the law Kennedy reasoned that one mans defiance of he law or a court order inspires defiance by others leading to a breakdown of all justice and order Kennedy flew to Nashville to help celebrate the 30th anniver sary of the Tennessee Valley Au thority and the 90th anniversary of Vanderbilt University whose 34000seat football stadium he used as his forum Ahead lay speaking stops in Muscle Shoals and Muntsville Waiting to join him in hose communities was Alabama Gov George C out spoken Kennedy critic who has promised to physically bar an ex pected desegregation attempt next month at the Huntsville branch of the University of Alabama Vanderbilt has a biracial policy with Negroes attending its gradu ate and divinity schools No Ne groes however are enrolled in the undergraduate school Kennedy in his Nashville ad dress aimed his remarks at Vanderbilt alumni and other edu cated citizens who he said bear a particular obligation to pursue learning serve the public and up hold the law In these moments ef disorder he said a special burden rests on the educated men and women of our re ject the temptations of prejudice and violence and to reaffirm the values of freedom and law on which our society depends News in a nutshell OUR WIRE SERVICES Soys US plans space war MOSCOW The American project which launched 400 million copper needles into outer space this week is a criminal experiment the Soviet Un jon says and shows the United States is preparing to use outer space for war Want return of Yank pilots PANMUNJOM Korea The United Nations command said Saturday it is making every possible effort for the return of twoU S army officers whose helicopter landed in Communist North Korea Friday The fate of the two pilots was not known Wallace plea to top court North Iowa rartly cloudy with chance of showers Saturday and Sunday Cooler Saturday lows in the 40s Continued cool Sunday with high in the 60s Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday and Sunday Widely scattered showers spreading over most of the state Sunday Low Sat urday in the 40s High Sunday 60s north to 70ssouth Minnesota Chance of showers Sunday Cooler with lows in the 40s and highs in the low 60s GlobeGazette Weather Data up to 8 am Saturday WASHINGTON Gov George C Wallace of Alabama asked the U S Supreme Court Saturday to find that President Kennedy violated the Constitu tion by sending federal troops into Alabama for possible use in the Birmingham racial dis pute The governors formal chal lenge of the Presidents action came only a few hours before the two men were to meet at Muscle Shoals Ala where Ken nedy was speaking at ceremon ies marking the 30lh anniversa ry of the Tennessee Valley Au thority Both also were scheduled to appear al an Armed Forces Day observance at the Redstone Ar senal at Huntsvillc Ala Kennedy announced last Sun day night that Army units had been alerted for possible riot duty in Birmingham About 3 000 men were moved on a standby basis into Army and Air Force installations at An niston and Montgomery Ala Wallaces suit filed directly in the Supreme Court Saturday asked for both temporary and permanent restraining orders against the use of federal forces It named as defendant the United Stales of America and Secretary of Defense Robert S McNamara Court attendants said that un der normal procedure Ally Gen Robert F Kennedy and his subordinates probably would be given time to answer the Al abama petition Then the court would consider the matter at one of its closed conferences host at open house Sunday The members of the staff ef the Mason City GlobeGosette invite you to with them the pleasure of honoring Mr and Mrs W Earl Hall and welcoming Mr and Mrs Robert H Spiegel at a public reception for oil of their North Iowa neighbors Mr Hall is longtime editor and Mr Spiegel the new editor of the Globe Go xette Open house for all North lowans will be from 2 to 4 pm in the Georgian Room of the Hotel Honford Maximum Minimum At 8 am Sunrise Sunset 73 48 55 Rolvaag can make yellow oleo legal ST PAUL Minn A compromise bill legalizing the fale of yellow oleomargarine for the first time since was approved by a bare ma jority in the Minnesota Sen ate Friday and sent to Gov Karl Rolvaag The House had approved the measure Thursday end ing a perennial battle around the question of ending the ban If the bill is signed Wisconsin will be the only state remaining which pro hibits sale of colored oleo The measure removes the present 10cent a pound tax on uncolored oleo and a 10cent a pound levy on yel low margarine Max Shulmans wife is dead WESTPORT Conn ft Mrs Carol Shulman 41 wife of best selling author and humorist Max Shulman died in her home Fri day after an illness of a few days SAME OATE1H2UI ;