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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 12, 1951, Mason City, Iowa North lowai Doily Newspaper Edited fee tlw CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVm and Unifed Prtw Full Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 12 1951 This Paper Consists of Two Congress Agrees on Big Tax llf Per Cent Increase for Most By FRANCIS J KELLY WMhinrton 000 tax increase which among other things would boost the levy on most individual incomes by about HJ per cent was approved Thursday by a senatehouse con ference committee The nations sec ond largest revenue sched uled for house action next Tues day It then will go to the senate Approval by both is anticipated Excises In addition to the income tax rise Nov I the bill calls for sharp increases in the exj cise taxes on whisky beer wine cigarets gasoline automobiles and a number of other articles Corporationtaxes are jumped by upward of retro active jolast April 1 In particularly in estimated revenue yield the bill is closertothe meas ure passed by the senate than the version voted by the house Nevertheless a number of keyhouse provisions were includ ed in the compromise worked out after sessions spreading over days provides only a little more than half the additional income which President Truman said represents the gov ernments minimum needs With enactment of this bill the tax load will have been increased since the start of the Korean war A record breaking increase went on the istatutebooks in Sep tember 1950 a ex cess profits tax act in January 1951 Integrated The individaul income tax in creases are integrated into the reg ular bracket rate Asa result of rounding off the figures to pro duce even numbers in the rates theincrease for most1 taxpayers actually varies from 111 per cent to about 12per cent A single person earning a 2 Prisoners Saw Bar Flee Omaha Jail Omaha Two prisoners with long police records escaped from the 6th floor Douglas coun ty jail in downtown Omaha Thurs day night by sawing through a bar in a jail corridor and sliding down ropes left by workmen who have been cleaning the courthouse The pair last seen running west ward from the courthouse were identified as Raymond C Ellis a transient held on a federal kidnap charge and Ralph Jenkins 37 of Omaha charged with possessing burglar tools and being an habit ual criminal Their flight was the secrad es cape from the jail this year an 3rd from the courthouse Ahead of Kitts in March Dewey Battershaw 21 of Omaha and Victor Swee of Hartington Nebr wer reed by Battershaws guntotin 17yearold brother Clifford Th trio got as far as St Johns Ariz where Dewey Battershaw was killed in a gun battle with officer and the other two were captured Last month Kenneth Kitts con victed Omaha bank burglar witl one escape already charged agaihs him slipped away from a court house wash room in the basemen of the same building while in custody of a penitentiary guard He was captured a week later Chief Deputy Sheriff Gordon Falkenburg said Ellis and Jenkins sawed through a bar on a window in a corridor adjoining the where 22 other prisoners wer kept They crawled out on a ledge took ropes left by workmen anc slid to the ground Had Visitors Falkenburg said apparently both year after deductions for interest taxes contributions etc but be fore his personal exemption wiH pay a yearin federal in come taxes instead of his present A married couple with two dependents and an in come of will owe instead of An alternative tax increase is offered persons in the higher in come brackets They have an op tion of paying an additional 9 per cent on the amount of their income remaining after payment of taxes at existing rates This alternative is advantageous to single persons with an income of or more and marriedcouples above For ithe first time single per sons who are heads of households are granted half the tax benefits available to married couples un der the income splitting provisions of the Some Loss The net increase in individual men had visitors during the after noon and had been locked in the corridor but not in their cells He said no record of the visits was made contrary to jail regulations He speculated the tools were smuggled in to the two men A saw was found on the ledge outside the window some time after the break He said the jail had been search ed for knives and other forbidden articles Wednesday Ellis had been returned from Indianapolis 3nd after being in dicted by a federal grand jury here He was accused of telling a 14yearold Council Bluffs Iowa girl he needed z baby sitter and then taking her to his trailer bouse just outside Omaha and rap ing her He had been working as a dental technician in Omaha tax liabilities was estimated at 52480000000 and me excise tax boost at Some of the miscellaneous provisions of the bill will result in loss of rev enuesto the treasury The excise sales tax increases go into effect Nov 1 if President Truman signs the bill by OcL 21 They include the following in creases Whisky and other spirituous liquor from 59 to a 100 proof gallon or about 26 cents a 5th for ordinary liquor Beer from a barrel to Wine taxes up aii average of 12i per cent Cigaret taxes increase from 7 cents a pack to 8 The tax on chewing and smoking tobacco goes down however from 18 to 10 cents a pound Gasoline Up Gasoline tax up from i to 2 cents New automobiles are taxed 10 per cent of manufacturers price instead of the current 7 per cent Tax on trucks and buses up from 5 to 8 per cent Several ad ditional electrical appliances made subject to 10 per cent manufac turers tax Bowing to protests from moth ers of small children the law makers took off the 20 per cent retail tax on baby oils powders and lotions The excise tax increases are to remain in effect until April 1 1954 when the rates are supposed Cheverton Subpoenaed on Gambling Dick Cheverton newscaster for radio station WMT Cedar Rapids has been subpoenaed to appear be fore the Cerro Gordo county grand jury Tuesday at 10 a m County Plane Plant Strikes Imperil National Defense President GlobeGazette photo by Musser Pair Demonstrate Timing Beats Idaho Slot Machines BUSY TIME FOR was a busy stop for Carey in Central park Thursday afternoon when he signed as many autographs as he could before being rushed off to the Community Chest dinner He appeared in the park as a representative of Movie time U S A thrilled a large group of also disillusioned a few glamor seekers by his picture of the actual work it takes to make a movie star Carey Signs Autographsin Central Park Macdonald Carey native of Sioux City and one of Holly ivoods current stars who repre sented Movietime U S A in Ma son City Thursday was greetec at Central park by the high school jand and several hundred bobby oxers who swamped him for au ographs It was a short visit at the park or Carey who was enroute tc he Y M C A as guest of honor at the kickoff of the Community Chest campaign Answers Questions After a short introduction by Charles J5 Corawell chairman of he Community Chest campaign Carey answered a few questions feager bobbysoxers and gave a hort review of his working in Hollywood Pm up at 6 and at the studio y 8 when my day begins said arey We start shooting at 9 and continue until about 12 or 1 hen we go to lunch We then loot until about pm uhen see the rushes of the shots taken the day before I have dinner about 8 and icn have from 6 to 8 pages of cript to memorize for the next ays shooting before bedtime But ou girls who are thinking of go ing into the movies will have to Lewiston Idaho Pugh and Danny Foster put on demonstration Thursday of ho to beat the slot machines with their timing system In less than an hour Pugh an Foster obtained S140 from a 50 cent onearmed bandit in a Lew iston club and they called their shots While a mouthsagape crowd o 75 watched the two former resi dents of Las Vegas Nev got their Attorney James Friday Any decision R Brown said concerning the calling of other witnesses by the grand jury Brown said wLU be made after Chevertons testimony has been heard Cheverton charged in a news cast over WMT on Sept 26 that gambling and illegal liquor sales were rampant in Mason City The Iowa attorney general subsequent ly asked the county attorney and grand jury to investigate et up two hours earlier than I o The girls have to have their air done every day Changes Mind Whereat one bobbysoxer groaned Guess I wont do i now Tve changed my mind Carey said he was making onlj two movies a year for Fox and one other outside of his company and added that the movies are getting better all the time In the few moments the Junior Chamber of Commerce gave him ie signed as many autographs as could write before being whisked off for his dinner engage ment jackpots drained the tube an only had to invest S20 We just wanted to show can do it said Pugb The two men who have taken this slot machine conscious cit by storing said they are willing to prove that the onearmed bandits actually are a game of sMIL Both men said they would wel come a test case in court to prove heir point Their system which nvolves timing can be learnec by anyone they declared The two heatedly denied they were hired by the Lewiston slot machine operators to demonstrate that the machines can be beat A local option election on sloi machines is scheduled here Nov 14 It is on a proposed ordinance which would outlaw the slot ma chines The devices now are lega in Lewiston under Idahos local option slot machine law The pair said they received of fers to leave town from oper ators Facts About Christopher Columbus Ran Ship Aground Kept 2 Sets of Records Accused Stabber of Girl Indicted Des Moines Polk coun ty grand jury has indicted John A Masterson 24 a rejected suitor accused of stabbing his girl friend during mass at St Ambrose ca thedral here The Des Moines man who is be ing held at the Anamosa state re formatory is expected to be re turned here early next week to enter a plea to the charge of as sault with intent to commit mur der authorities said The stabbing victim Theresa OConnor 24 was released this weekfrom Mercy hospital here and has gone to her Reinbeck home Minneapolis Hotel Aides Vote on Strike Minneapolis em ployes of 9 of the citys bigges strike hotels planned a strike vote Fri day that could send them on walkout at the beginning of Evacuation ofWounded is Delayed Output of Jet Engines Halted Washington JP President Truman Friday asked the wage stabilization board to try to set tle two defense plant strikes which have halted production of jet en gines and of transport planes used for evacuation wounded from Korea The plants involved are the Wright Aeronautical Corp at Woodridge Is7 J which makes jet engines and the Douglas Aircraft Co at Long Beach CaL produc er of the C124 Globemaster transport One of the Globemas ters recently evacuated 127 Ko ean casualties in a single flight Serious Effect In turning the disputes over to the wage board Mr Truman said Defense Mobilizer Charles E Wil son has reported that the strikes are hayinga serious effect on the mobilization program Members of the CIO United Auto Workers have been on strike since Sept 5 Mr Truman said in a letter tc Nat Feinsinger chairman of th wage board indirecting him t attempt settlement of the Wrigh 11 Official Cars Chase Hot Number FJeven automobiles of the Ma son City police department sher iffs office and state highway pa trol were involved in running down a car reported stolen from in front of the Cerro Gordo coun ty courthouse Thursday after weekend when thousands of visa tors would surge into the city Conventions were expected fc draw several thousand Additiona housands were to arrive for the NorthwesternMinnesota football Saturday Hotels involved were the Nicol et Badisson Curtis Dyckman Iroveland Sheridan Leamington Andrews and Minnesoian The employes represented by 3 A F L unions demanded 25 cen lourly pay raises a 40hour week loliday pay and other benefits The hotel management had offeree a 3cent hourly raise Earlier in the week a hotel spokesman hac insisted they could not and would not go higher Unions involved were the cooks and waiters bartenders and mis ellaneous hotel workers to go back to the present provided congress doesnt change its mind Despite stiff opposition from house members the conference agreed to apply corporate taxes to nowexempt farm coopera tives mutual savings banks and building and loan associations ESTATE FAVORED Fairflcld outof court settlement has been reached here in favor of the estate of Wil bur George Shirkey and his son Richard who were fatally injured la an auto crash near Fairfield last year By ED CREAGH Washington iP Christopher Columbus was a tall goodlooking man with sad eyes His eyes may have been sad because he suffered from goiit He was possibly the greatest sailor in history but on his first Sip to the new world he ran his flagship the Santa Maria aground like a novice Columbus was a truthful man but he saw no need to tell every body all he knew On that first voyage he kept two sets of rec for the crew and one for himself The men were fretful already and he figured what they didnt know wouldnt hurt him Birth Year Questioned These and other ohisthatsos about Columbus were supplied by the library of congress Friday in connection with a special exhibit marking the 459th anniversary of his discovery of America and the 500th anniversary of his birth Theres a question about this 2nd figure Some authorities say Columbus was born in 1446 not 1451 The library of congress is inclined to think it doesnt make a great deal of difference and goes along with the majority Anyhow its exhibition is pretty fascinating and features a number of the maps that persuaded Colum bus the world was roundreven though they led him to think there TSTSS ao such place as America The spotlighted exhibit is a beautifully colored map published in 1482 from an original by Ptol emy a second century Greek whose notions of geography were still current in Columbus time Ptolemy underestimated the size of the earth and overestimated the extent of Asia explained Richard Murphy head of the li brarys map reference section Thus it seemed entirely feasible to reach the far east by sailing west Namesake Here Columbus of course thought he had reached the far east when he caught sight of the West Indies He never budged from that belief either In fact he later had all his crew members sign an affidavit that Cuba was part of the Asiatic mainland One more thing you ought to about Columbus day in Washington A direct descendant of Colum bus 17 generations removed is placing a wreath Friday on the statue of his distinguished ances tor in front of Union station Hes an hereditary 5star Spanish gen eral 26 years old here on a visit His name Christopher Colum bus Trolley Motorman Dies at Controls Boston motorman died at the controls of a moving trolley car Friday but alertness and stant action ofthe pilot of an other car averted further mishap John L Gale 65 veteran em ploye of the metropolitan transit authority was taking his empty car to a terminal for minor re pairs when he succumbed M F Hatzimanolis 43 motor man of a car approaching on the opposite tracks realized some thing was amiss stopped his own car and leaped on thefront of the slowly moving trolley Hatzimano lis smashed a window reached in and shut off the power Sheffield Soldier Is Wounded in Action John H Jukon r has been wounded in action in Korea it has been learned His wife lives in Sheffield About The Weather Mason City Partly cloudy and mild Friday night and Saturday Low Friday night 45 High Sat urday 75 before the strike engini deliveries from the plant rwere be hind scheduleSince Wright Aero nautical Corp is the sole source of supply for the type jjf engine it produces the stoppage is ttsviag a serious impact on the progress of the defense program Sole Producer Referring to the Long Beach strike the president told the WSB chairman is the sole producer of C124 transports and the air force has no other type which is capable of performing the mission of this aircraft Air force operations are al eady being seriously impaired by he loss of production Continua ion of the stoppage would mean the loss of more planes and impose n even more serious disadvantage n the air force Mr Truman expressed hope the trikers at both plants would re urn to work immediately The wage boards first act will e to relay the presidents back owork request to the strikers and then if the men go back to old hearings in an effort to settle disputes If this effort fails president can invoke the in unction or other provisions of the artHartley act noon Officers in police squad car No 3 finally caught the elusive car and riders 4 miles east and 4 miles south of RockwelL Donald Haworth Krone 19 of 1621 Delaware N E and John Joseph Jimenez 19 of 809 Penn S Ewhowere in the car are be ing held for investigation A number of shots were firec in the high speed chase but no evidence was found that the car had been hit according to police The car is owned by Paul A Stevenson route 3 who had park ed it in front of the courthouse shortly after 3 p m He discov ered it was gone about p m At p m police reported ii on S Federal and the chase be gan with other officers joining in Officers reported a brown leather suitcase was found at thi Krone home which had been stolen from another car reported stolen Tuesday A car owned by Charles Frymark Rock Islanc ni was reported stolen abou p uvthat day from in iron of 212 S Federal and was re covered by police on 16th N W at m the same day Krone has admitted stealing that car police said No charge have been filed pending investi gation Stacyville Soldier Is Wounded in Action department of ef ense in Washington Thursday nnouneed that Cpl Marvin J i Mueller son of Mr and Mrs John Will Slice Production of Automobiles By WARREN DTJFFEE Washington consumer durable goods will be ut another 10 per cent beginning an 1 and automobile output will e slashed somewhat more it was announced Friday The defensedictated cuts were announced by Defense Production dministrator Manly Fleischmann ho said there also will be further Dinches in other civilian output Fleischmann and Defense Mo bilizer Charles E Wilson told a joint session of 4 congressional committees that civilian produc tion in the first 3 months of 1952 will be moderately lower33 than in the last quarter of this yearbe cause the rearmament program is beginning to hit its stride Fleischmann also warned that he nation Witt be lucky if sup plies of steel copper and alumi num for the first3 months of 1952 come up to estimates And Wilson said that the firs half of next year will be a periw of acute shortages in scare metals But he expressed hop WOUnded m aChOQ m tbat hs for too long a period tie cooler extreme northwest Saturday Low Friday night 48 to 55 High Saturday 72 to 80 South to southeast winds Satur day 1525 JYLPJ3 Further out look Partly cloudy and cooler with a few showers Sunday Clearing and cool Monday I Iowa Fair and mild Friday night Saturday partly cloudy turning a little cooler extreme west por tionv Low Friday night 4855 Iowa Fiveday outlook Tern1 peratures will average two to 4J degrees above normal Normal high 67 normal low 53 Mostly warmer Saturday changing to cooler Sunday and Monday then warming up Rainfall will av erage onefourth to onehalf an inch occurring as showers most ly in middle of week Minnesota Generally fair east partly cloudy Vith scattered showers beginning west portion Friday slight Saturday consid erablc cloudiness with scattered showers turning cooler west portion Low Friday night 42 to 48 High Saturday in north1 70 to 75 south GlobeGazette weather data upj to 8 a m Friday Maximum 72 Minimum 46 At 8 a m 53 SAME flat means truffle death In put 4 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 63 41 AP Wirrphoto PRINCESS Elizabeth square dances at Government House in Ottawa Ontario Thursday night Fierce Fighting Continues Yank Pilots Claim Victory By JOHN RANDOLPH TJ S 8th Army Headquarters Korea bayonets ot American and French infantrymen Friday cleared the reds off the last peak of Heartbreak ridge climax ing the longest and most costly hill battle of the Koreanvwart Fierce fighting continued on the northern slope below the crest U S 8th army officers referred to it as mopping up The allies captured two other nearby peaks in the rean mountains Tanks Outnumbered In a blazing air battle over northeastern Korea U S F86 Sabre jet pilots reported they shot down one red jet and damaged 6 The 5th air force said the Sabres were outnumbered 100 to 32 It said no American jets were lost in the 20minute fight Along the western front Chinese reds hurled 3 attacks at the United Nations line Two were beaten back The 3rd forced elements of the IT S first cavalry division to withdraw The pullback was inthe Yonchon sector roughly25 miles northeast of Allied war planeswere put In force Friday Landbased planes mounted 1045 sortiesi Tfibrsday the highest 4months Four carriers sent their planes aloft including4 90 sortiesoff the AustralianEscort CamerSydneyi The navy said this was possibly a record for an escort carrier All battle action wasover hadowed by the capture of the northernmost peak of Heartbreak ridge Night Attack A little bandof haggard French men and Americans ina nightlong attackAt 8 in they stood looking across the crest at he climax of 31 days of incredi ble fighting for Heartbreak ridge At their feet were theburned and twisted bodies of NorthKo rean communists whosefanatical defense was equaled only by the courage that won the bitterad miration of the men who kiHed them in handtohand struggle Thereds1 dogged defense made the monthlong battle for the 4 mile ridge probably the costliest allied regimental attack of the whole Korean war Some companies almost disap peared Some battalions were cut down to little more than1 com panies The devilmaycare French bat talion which fought for the ridge with the IT S second suf fered terribly Tanks had blastedthe northern peak of Heartbreak from either side Thursday Then fighter bombers and artillery smothered it with another barrage At 4 p m the final assault be gan It was carried by the ranks of the first battalion of the IT S 23rd infantry regiment and the French volunteer battalion All night long the storm troops worked their way up two narrow ridgelines toward the towering crest They used every weapon in the infantry recoilless rifles machineguns flame throwers rifles carbines and hand grenades By dawn they had cleaned out of 22 earth and log bunkers Then came the climactic dash with fixed bayonets The close quarter fight on the crest lasted until 8 a m Friday A colonel almost beside him self with joy screamed into a field telephone Weve got it Weve got it The colonel James Y Adams of Monterey CaL said it was the oughest fight in the more than 100 year history of the 23rd regi ment He commands it Hopes Shaken for Talk Resumption Munsan Korea of esuming the Korean truce talks were shaken Friday by a commu ist charge that 3 American planes trafed both the Kaesong and Pan munjom areas killing one Korean oy and wounding another The reds declared in a broadcast rom Peiping early Friday Observers here in Kaesoing that this new serious pro ocation created by the American ;