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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 30, 1954, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I 0 W A N S NEIGHIORS VOL LXI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires iSeven Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 30 This Paper Consists of Two One No 44 LohnMay Be Heard by Jury Tax Cases Are Probed OMAHA federal gram jury reportedly looking into ta cases in St Louis dating back t the administration of former Pres ident Harry Truman reconvene Tuesday But whether Frank W Lohn Omaha regional commissioner wh has tendered his would be heard wasnt known Lohn waited outside the jury room most of Monday but wasn called The Omaha WorldHerald said i had learned the probe by agents o the Justice Department and thos of the Internal Revenue Servic had been a continuing one of tb alleged whitewash in connection with James P Finnegan a forme revenue collector in St Louis Finnegan and members of hi staff were cleared by a grand jurj in March of 1951 but later on the basis of investigative reports in the files he resigned was indicte and convicted of misusing his of fice as internal revenue collector 1952 Sentence He was sentenced to two year In prison in 1952 The St Louis PostDispatch said Monday the Justice Departmen was reopening old income tax cases in St Louis San Francisco Boston New York New Orleans Chicago Philadelphia and Wash ington The newspaper said the cases were those which were no prosecuted when they first were studied Revenue Commissioner T Cole man Andrews announced in Wash Ington late Monday that Lohn hac tendered his but did not amplify on the statement His office declined to give a reason for the resignation or say whether i had been accepted Andrews said Lohn had been re placed by Claude F Salter who would serve as acting regional commissioner pending selection a permanent appointee Salter has been assistant regional commis sioner for audit at the Omaha headquarters covering nine Mid west states Government Veteran Lohn has been in the revenue service since Feb 7 1927 most of the time in the intelligence divi sion where he handled many fraud investigations He was in charge oi that division in Kansas City at the time of the Finnegan investiga tions His salary was an nually Wyllis S Newcomb Martin Rich man and David Luce investigators from the Justice Department re portedly questioned Thomas E Scanlon district director of inter nal revenue at Brooklyn N Y and G Elmer Brown executive assistant of regional inspection at Philadelphia before the grand jury Monday Brown was supervisor in charge of collections in the eighth district with headquarters in Chicago at the time of the Finnegan investi gations St Louis then was in the district Newcomb was named by the Justice Department to look into a complaint by Sen John J Wil liams DDel of whitewash in connection with initial reports sub mitted on Finnegan in 1950 All About The Weather Masen City Snow drifting Heavy snow warning for northern Iowa Snow accumulat ing to 3 to 6 inches by Tuesday night Colder Fiveday Iowa Temperatures will average near normal Wednesday through Sunday Normal highs 34 north to 40 south normal lows 17 north to 23 south Warmer Thursday and Friday Cold over the weekend Precipitation will Average twotenths to four tenths ofan inch as snow or snow flurries Wednesday and snow or rajn Friday or Satur T MinnvMta Heavy snow cold Globe Gazette weather data up to Tues day Maximum 29 Minimum 15 At I 23 YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum IS AP Wirephoto HAND M Cohn who recently resigned as counsel to Sen McCarthys investigating subcommit tee holds the senators wifes hand at a New York rally Monday protesting the censure resolutions Some people heard Cohn and Mrs McCarthy speak The senator was not present Short 23 Senators at Hearing WASHINGTON Senate assured of a possibly Thursday on the McCarthy cen sure controversy had trouble Tuesday rounding up enough sena tors to conduct business Only about 25 anfwered the first roll call and Republican Leader Calif had to ask the sergeant at arms to invite the attendance of absent senators be ore a quorum of 49 was on hand Sen McCarthy himself was among he missing 40 Minutes It was 40 minutes after the 9 a m CST meeting hour before Sen Brown an opponent of censure swung into the days first speech By unanimous consent the Sen ate agreed Monday night that it vpuld proceed to vote at 2 p m CST Wednesday The agreement allows an hour of debate divided equally between the two sides on each amendment and four hours if debate on any proposed substi ute for the resolution of censure This promises the f i r s t vote around 3 Wednesday Knowland and McCarthy both old reporters they thought a inal vote would be reached some timeThursday Knowland and Sen Lyndon B Johnson of Texas theJDemocratic eader were authorized to appor ion the debate time between Tues days meeting and Wednesdays deadline Line Up Speakers This was not a proandcon divi sion but rather a matter of con Knowland will keep rack of the number of Republi cans who want to speak and see hat they get an opportunity John son will do the same for the Dem ocrats Knowland said the Senate would run as late Tuesday night as neces sary to take care of all those who want to speak and cannot be ac commodated in the five hours of eneral debate that will be avail able Wednesday between 10 and 3 The morning session largely was i duel between Sen Jenner RInd nd Sen Flanders Jenner ook Flanders to task for a short vave broadcast recently in which enner said referred to be Soviet peoples as Handers snapped that Jenner has aken leave of his Lee Pleads Guilty to Murder Charge DES MOINES M Lee 40 pleaded guilty to an open harge of murder Monday in the Sept 27 slaying of his estranged wife was set for ext Monday attorney said two of the children have been placed with Mrs sister Mrs Virginia ackson of Sidney Three others re with Lees brother George Dkkerson of Maquoketa AP Wirephoto BUlingsley 18 daughter ofthe owner of New Yorks famed Stork Club has been missing since her father Sherman suspects she may have eloped Miss Bil lingsley Is a studentat the fash ionable Bennett School in Mil brook New Hampton Firm Damaged NEW HAMPTON Firemen in subfreezing temperatures Tuesday afternoon reported that a fire in the H W Anderson furniture store a brick veneerbuilding was virtually under control No esti mate of the damage had been made The blaze started about in the building at the corner Main Street and Locust Avenue t is owned by William Larkin tfew Hampton who has a funeral lome The building is about 22 by 100 feet in size On the second floor of the bufld ng is the Edward Sheakley law offices at the front and the offices of J P Wilson railroad mainten ance labor relations man Both will e extensively damagedby smoke and There were display rooms on the irst and second floors of the buiid the basement W the struc ure was used for storage of furni ure The cause of the had not leen determined BULLETIN BERLIN north east Airlines DC with seven persons abeerd Tuesday was everdve at Berlin and presumed kst twmenfinsrf DC1 had three crew members pet and cefitstaity repre sentative SAMC DAT IfBMI Britain Toasts Winnie on 80th Birthday LONDON Sir Winston Churchill celebrated his 80th birthday Tuesday with the fer vent hope he still has some service to The prime minister always a man of many sides was both jo vial and somber as the nation paid tribute to him and millions of admirers at home and over seas marked the anniversary as a personal affair Looking especially fit for his age Churchill heard eulogies from all factions in the House of Commons at a new session of Parliament opened by Queen Elizabeth II with a speech from the throne his world survival de pends on a continued intimate as sociation of Britain and Uie United States He accepted the eulogies with pride and And to those looking for a hint of his future plans the old war rior described himself as a par ty politician who has not re tired and may at any time be come involved in He made only one reference to his age in the House Ladies and gentlemen I am now nearing the end of my jour ney I hope I still have some services to render However that may be and whatever may be fall I am sure 1 shall never forget the emotion of this this wonderful honor done Churchill was in his best ora torical form in accepting gifts from members of the House in ancient Westminster Hall before a television audience He was presented a portrait of himself painted by Graham Sutherland and a book signed by most of the members of the House Churchill who prides himself as a painter took a look at the portrait and then remarked imp ishly that it was a remarkable example of modern While former Prime Minister Clement Attlee leader of the op position Labor Party lauded him Churchill shifted restlessly in a chair almost like an em barrassed schoolboy Lady Churchill beamed proudly and patted Sir Winstons hand Visibly moved by the birthday reception tended him by Con servative friends and Laborite foes Churchill called it the most memorable public occa sion of my And then in typical Churchillian style quipped I must confess however that this ceremony with all its charm and splendor may well be found to have seriously affected my controversial value as a party Pausing he went on I shall get over this reaction and come around after a The pubs rang with happy A special threeroom office in Londons Charing Cross Road was swamped with presents and bags full of letters many of them with checks and coins for Churchills 80th birth day presentation fund Dulles Opposes Blockade of Red China Gains Support Many Oppose Tax Hike on Urban Areas AP Survey Reveals Legislative Ideas By DWIGHT McCORMACK DES MOINES MPVConsiderable opposition prevails among those who will serve in the 1955 Iowa Legislature to increasing taxes on urban property But a substantial number favor either adding to or paying in full the state agricultural land tax credits These aid farmers in pay ing their school taxes The legislative outlook is based on an Associated Press survey The question of increasing urban property taxes arises froman Iowa Farm Bureau Federation pro posal to boost these levies so as to equalize school taxes as between rural and urban property The fed eration advocated placing a limil on homestead tax exemptions anc increasing the agricultural land tax credits Tax Credits The state now allocates ahoul 24 million dollars a year for home stead exemptions and 5 million an nually for land tax credits The latter pays about half the claims Each home owner now gets a tax credit of a year The Farm Bureau said that un less the agricultural land tax cred its are paid in full the state should provide that nonfarm property should pay toward school costs on a twotoone basis compared with farm property ia support of the schools Also the Farm Bureau said arm property in general is as sessed higher than urban property and pays more toward education n comparison with the and the number of children to be it produces There will be 158 members of he next Legislature and 88 have cooperated in the AP survey Twelve said they support increas ing taxes on urbanproperty 46 ex iressed opposition and 30 said they ladnt made up their minds about t As to adding to or paying the ag ricultural land tax credits in full 27 of the lawmakers favor the plan 16 said they are against1 it and 45 were undecided The division of sentiment was about the same among members of both the House and Senate Another Question The homestead tax exemption was dealt with in another question to the legislators in the AP sur vey Several of those who answered he questions about urban property taxes and agricultural land tax credits said the latter should be ncreased if the money can be ound and that they should be paid in full if possible One House member commented It is my opinion that we could get the proper tax assess ment along with a higher income ax this problem might be solved tut if we cant get that done we hould continue to increase agri cultural land tax credits to pay the A senator said I am not convinced that real estate taxes are out of line Per sonal property may require adjust VtTO ANKARA Turkey Turkey has tuned down Knifes tion to RedtposMored Euro This Little Lady Is PEPPY AT 100 CLEVELAND Jennie Rupert who says she was born puny littU thing nobody ever paid much mind got a Ittttr from the President of the United States The occasion was her 100th birthday Mrs it tried out in lift a bundle of only MUM pounds that included my flannel But grew up to bo 78pound bride of a Yankee who fought in Civil War Right now she 70 pounds Still able got around houte to watch televiiion and knit she lives with a daughter in nearby Hickley Gathered Mon day woro 31 of her 33 and their spouses President Eisenhowers letter she said really popped me Everyone Likes Manly Girls Steer Favored for Grand Champion Award BULLETIN CHICAGO exhibited by Janice Hullinger H Manly Tuesday advanced the finals of competition for the grand championship of the International Live Stock Exposition by winning Angus open contest CHICAGO A 16yearold Iowa farm girl whose AberdeenAngu calf was named junior champion steer Saturday Tuesday was stil in the race for the International Live Stock Expositions most coveted award or grand champion steer Petite Janice Hullinger Manly Iowa already has beaten some 45 adult cattle raisers in the open classes to go on SOT top honors am the rich rewards which usually go to a young winner Last years grand champion steer a Hereford shown by Sue White 18 of Big Spring brought the young woman when it was sold at auction for a pound an all time record at this show Janices steer named still was regarded by some cattle men as the favorite to win this year after A D Weber of Kansas State College had narrowed the field of more than 800 steers to around 50 The grand champion was to be named later Tuesday In other contests decided Tues day Hilldale Louise shown by W T Bennett o Oakville was named grand champion fe of breeding polled shorthorn cattle The reserve grand cham pion is Nonpareil Coronita 18 shown by Lewis W Thieman of Concordia Mo The grand champion bull of reeding AberdeenAngus Ei eenmere was shown by J Barrett Tolan of Pleasant Plains Iowa Heavy Snpw Enters Area DES MOINES moved into northwest Iowa Tuesday anc by midmorning it was coming down in all of the area north of a line from Sioux City to Fort Dodge Snowfall throughout northern Iowa was expected to measure 3 to 6 inches in depth by Tuesday night with lesser amounts in other sec tions of the state The Weather Bureau said winds would shift to a northwesterly di rection by Tuesday night and pos sibly cause some drifting and blow ing of snow in northwest Iowa The storm bringing Iowa its snow was from Colorado Wyoming Ne braska and the Dakota s Says Action May Amount to Full War 3 Democrats Back Secretarys Views Our WASHINGTON Secretary o State John Foster Dulles Tuesda received bipartisan support for hi firm stand against an air or se blockade to try to force Red Chin to release 13 American prisoners Three Democratic foreign polic spokesmen Sen Walter F George John Sparkma Ala and J William Fuibrigh up with Dulles i opposition to the blockade proposa advanced by Republican Senat Leader William F Knowlam Two Influential Republicans H Alexander Smith NJy an Homer Ferguson Mich als sided with Dulles although Fergu son said he would not rule out us of a blockade at some time Proposal Rejected In a major foreign policy ad dress at Chicago Monday night Dulles bluntly rejected Knowland proposal declaring that an air o naval blockade of Red China wouk amount to war We have agreed by the United Nations Charter to try to settle international disputes by peacefu means in such a manner that in ternational peace is not endan Dulles said Therefore our first duty is to exhaust peace ful means of sustaining our inter national rights and those of our The secretary did not spell ou what he meant by peacefu But administration off i cials said Wednesday the prin cipal American effort will be to marshal world opinion against the Chinese imprisonment of the i Americans Dulles gave his far ranging re xrt on foreign policy before he National 4H Club congress Before returning to the capita shortly afterward he went to i studio lo repeat his words for i nationwide TVradio hookup George Echot Duties George who will be chairman o he Senate Foreign Relations Com mittee next year said he thor oughly Dulles in nil ng out a blockade of Red China He said a blockade would invite war and retaliation on our own people and lead to the speed death of all Americans held bj the Smith the secondranking Re wblican member of the commit ee said he too generally agrees with Dulles but was disappointed did not make i more definite statement on wha steps will be taken to free he 13 Americans Sen Irving M Ives RNY raised Dulles speech as beinj fundamentally sound and agreec Out a blockade might lead to all it Sparkman said We ought to re member that a blockade is an act of war and that with blockade wed be inviting Fulbright aid Dulles remarks make good ense and as far as I can see upport his INDIAN CHARGED IN Jefferson 24 a resident of the Tama Indian reservation is shown with Sheriff Russell Kern of Toledo after he was arraigned at Marshalltown on a charge of assault with intent to commit murder He is accused of shooting Henry Halvoraon Dunbar last Saturday TO WORK NASSAU Bahamas Vice resident Richard M Nixon and Nixon who have been va cationing here for 19 days left uesday to return to Washington flying by of Miami Wirepbote BIRTHDAY GIFT British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill addressed Parliament members in Westminster Hall he accepted an 80th birthday portrait back ground of himself The presenta tion was televised to the British people Avert Strike j atChrysler i Corp Plants DETROIT tflA Chrysler was averted Tuesday making cer tain a fullscale automobfle market battle among the industrys Big Negotiators for Chrysler and the CIO United Auto Workers reached an agreement in the dawn hours after 19 hours of marathon ses sions The settlement preserved Chrys lers place in the 1955 car market race A strike could have shut down all Chryslers operations idling men and leaving the big competitive battle to Ford and General Motors alone Last Hour The Chrysler settlement came in the literal last hour actually 50 minutes before the 6 CSf deadline At issue were contract terms for 550 office workers at Chryslers key automotive body division Robert W Condcr Chrysler vice president in chargeof industrial relations announced the agreement jointly with Emil Mazey secre tarytreasurer of the UAW Their statement said The notice of strike has been definitely Office Workers The agreement said salaried of fice workers at the automotivedi vision will he covered by appli cable provisions of the agreement salaried engineers negotiated jy the Briggs Manufacturing Co jefore Chrysler purchased the Briggs automotive plants earlier this year The modifications coyer bargain ng procedure and seniority Other contract provisions in effect when Chrysler purchased the automotive division from Briggs will be con tinued ;