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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 28, 1955, Mason City, Iowa Doily Ntwspoptr MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TM I N I W T N IOWAMS HOME EDITION VOLLXI MASON CITY IOWA WIONISOAY SIPTIMUR tt IfSl Two OM Jtt Ask Fund for New Buildings Educators at Tax Meeting DES MOINES Tax Study Committee should consider relaxing the state policy of par to permit borrowing money to meet the deficit in edu cational institution capital in the Iowa Board of Regents said Wednesday This was the highlight of a pre the board made to the committee which is holding hear ings of various organizations pre paratory to recommending a re vision of the states tax structure The board made the same pro posal to the committee that it made unsuccessfully to the 1955 Legislature The plan is this The board would be authorized to allocate a portion of tuitions and fees paid by students to a special fund at each of the three state institutions of higher educa tion The money would be used to build and equip needed buildings Mwwy The board also would be author ized to borrow money pledging these funds to complete improve ments The Legislature later would appropriate funds to replace the tuition and fee income pledged for buildings This appropriation was estimated for the three to amount to annually for the 1955 57 biennium It would increase to annually for the H7173 biennium The three institutions are the State University of Iowa Iowa I State College and the Iowa State Teachers College j As we face the double problem of a current 1955 deficit in capital the board said and the unprecedented demands of the next 15 yean it teemi dear that a strict payasyougo policy cannot be fair and equitable an undue tax burden be placed on the taxpayers for tbe next 15 years to construct adequate for the instruction of the rising of students or young people will not be admittet to our institutions of higher learn ing because of the failure or inabfl ity of the taxpayers during the nexi 15 years to provide the physical facilities required for their educa Ptlicy The board said a payasyougo policy is a sound fiscal policy for providing current consumable goods and services but an entirely different situation prevails as to capital improvements It added that the committee might well study the equitable character of such policy as far as capital im provements are Another organization which also made a presentation to the com mittee was the Iowa Association of School Boards It suggested that the committee investigate the raising and use of funds by the many school dis tricts to determine whether the funds are being raised in a proper manner whether they are being spent efficiently and whether the formulas used in distributing state are the proper The association said the commit tee also should determine whether state funds are being used to equalize educational opportunity and to promote the reorganization of school Local Taxation There is some irreducible mini mum of local taxation that every property owner should be willing to and be required to pay toward education before the local district receives state aid the associa tion said The organization proposed that the committee recommend pass age of a measure which would re quire every school township dis trict and every rural independent district which doe not have a fouryear high school to be in such district by Jan AP Wlrsphoto REUNION WITH MISSING Sanford Marcus and his wife Hanna hug their 11dayold son Robert after the child was returned to them at Stockton Calif The baby was kidnaped from a San Francisco hospital when it was only 2 days old Woman Surrenders Jot She Kidnaped Humphrey May Seek Vice President Job LOS ANGELES Hu bert H Humphrey indicated Wed nesday he is a candidate for he vice presidential nomination on the Democratic ticket in 1956 Tbe Minnesota Democrat said he would consider it signal honor if his party nominated him for the No 2 spot on its 1956 ticket He said there had been no sugges tion or suspicion that he was a presidential candidate but he be lieved be could contribute to the office of vice president i BETTY BENtOICTO STOCKTON griefstricken woman who kidnaped a baby be cause she deceived her husband with a story of motherhood sur rendered 11dayold Robert Marcus to a priest Wednesday Officers said she confessed steal ing the baby from the nursery of a San Francisco hoipital nine days Police Chief Jack OKeefe said Betty Benedicto 27 Stockton de livered the baby to the Rev Allen McCoy at St Marys Parish after telephoning Dr Sanford Marcus the infants father in San Francis co and instructing him to meet her here The baby is in excellent condi tion and police said there is no question he is Robert Marcus Dr Marcus 34 grinning for the of Leon Iowa Bernard Known as Oom the Omnipotent11 Is Dead at 80 NEW YORK A Bernard a selfstyled mystic of the roaring twenties who as Oom the Omnipotent charged society no tables but gave police a pain in the neck is dead at 80 His death occurred Tuesday at French Hospital in quiet contrast to the three decades of flamboyant activity which made him the darling of the newspaper writers Bernard was bom plain Peter Coon at Leon Iowa By dint of much igenuity and plenty of tug ging at his own bootstraps he rose from the humble pursuit of lemon picking to a position of wealth and Cite Emotion on Stock Mart NEW YORK UP Financial experts said Wednesday the re influence It was a rough road he traveled at times though His first with fameand the lawcame in Ionda s Plme the sell f it from 1905 He and a San Francisco pal Martin L Bacchante Hargis Club formed the to instruct 3oung women in the mysteries of soul charming They apparently had more police callers than stu dents In succeeding years after adopt ing the Oom title Bernard set up various cults Some were for love some health and for yogi rebgious exercises talks for girls and tired business Police described him in other ways and staged frequent raids on his New York Temple of Mys his later Sanskrit College and even his plush country club suburban retreat in succeeding years Various charges were brought against Oom but none ever stuck One was that he abducted two girls and held them captive Sanskrit Another was Jiat he soaked relatives of World War I soldiers each to look irough a mystery glass and see that their loved ones were faring safely on the battle front Eventually though Oom gained greater respectability largely hrough high society figures who took a fancy to him INCORRIGIBLE DAVENPORT Paulsen as Fort Dodge admitted to Davenport police Tuesday he stole a car here while he was on us way home after being released from a federal penitentiary ing was greatly overdone by the emotional fringe The market Tuesday recovered 24 per cent of its Monday losses which were the worst for a single day since Oct 28 1929 and the second largest in history Bargain hunters were quick to enter on the buying side Tuesday The net result of Tuesdays ses sion was a recovery of more than two billion dollars of the Monday loss which amounted to 11 billion dollars The rise in the DowJones in dustrial average of points was the widest gain for any day since Oct 6 1931 and it restored 33 per cent of the Monday loss to that figure Railroad and utility groups recovered 11 per cent each first time since his son was stolen said We feel in our hearts he is ours We are 99 per cent certain But we will await footprint checks and blood Marcus and his griefstricken wife Hanna 29 who has been in a state of near collapse since the kid naping made the 80mile trip to Stockton in a San Francisco police car in 75 minutes Mrs Benedicto sobbing and near hysteria when taken to the Stock ton police station was booked on a technical holding charge Chief OKeefe said he understood San Francisco authorities would charge her with kidnaping Dr Marcus in appeals to the kidnaper for safe delivery of Rob ert had promised he would not prosecute Asked about that Wed nesday he said I myself have no further con cern with the woman other than to offer my thanks for the babys Chief OKeefe quoted Mrs Ben edicto wife of a prosperous pub lisher of a Filipino weekly news paper as saying she took tie chfldi because she had convinced friends including her husband she was pregnant The husband Marcus Benedicto 52 didnt know of the ruse the chief said and didnt become sus picious until Tuesday night Then Ike Continues to Show Improvement May Be at Capitol in 30 Days No Serious Problems Seen Nixon GOP Chiefs in Confabs WASHINGTON Vice Presi dent Nixon said Wednesday opera tions of the government are go ing smoothly and we see no seri ous problems involved in Presi dent Eisenhowers illness Nixon thus appeared to be sub scribing to the reported decision by other members of Eisenhowers team against delegating to Nixon or anyone else any presidential powers This decision was said to stem from confidence that within 30 days at the most Eisenhower aim self again will be able to guide the nation Optimism spread in the wake of increasingly encouraging medical reports from Denver One presi dential aide said that if a matter of transcendental importance should arise it could be taken to the president even now Mwts WHfc Knowland Nixons comment on the smooth functioning of the government was made to reporters as he left his home early for breakfast at the Capitol with a fellow Californian Sen Knowland Nixon described bis breakfast with Knowland at com menting that he and Knowland often get together But the two men are regarded strong potential rivals for the 1956 Republican presidential nomination should Eisenhower de side to step aside Knowland who flew here Tues day night from California said he is confident party can win in 1956 with Eisenhower as its nomi nee or with any other choice of the As for the business of govern ment Eisenhowers top aides were reported to be settling down to a 30day holding During bis period the source said the byword in the government on ma jor policy matters will be Leave t where Ike last saw it Topic For the time being at least the problem of how if at all essential residential policymaking powers could be delegated to others a wrime topic in Washington Monday las been pushed into the back ground Cabinet officials were reported to eel that the administration could should roll along for at least the next 30 days on policy decisions already made by Eisenhower be bre he was stricken After that FBI Promised to Help Out in A STATE DILEMMA WASHINGTON FBI Wtdmtday to father frtm an embarrassing dilemma father Stanley Kline Davtnport cant till hit 9monthold apart until Monday when hit fytirold ton Larry took tht identical twin from thtir cribs Larry got them mixtd up and couldnt rtmtmtwr which way had to Carry and Gtrry apart by their cribi taid planned atk FBI to him hit twine Local iiid they would tend of children FBI to compared with footprint on their birth certificates An Outright Prediction Is Avoided BIG 3 STATEMENT Move to Keep Berlin Open NEW YORK Western Big Three in a joint statement said Wednesday they do not recognize any East German move apparently intended to keep Berlin accessible to the West They said the Soviet Union remains responsible for carrying out obligations previously made with the three powers on the subject ofj Germany and Berlin The statement issued in conjunc tion with the Big Three foreign ministers meeting here was aimed at agreements reached Sept 20 by Wont Be Pressured DENVER j President Eisen howers doctors reported Wednes day the Chief Executive had a second comfortable nights sleep with satisfactory progress toward recovery A medical bulletin from Maj Gen Howard M Snyder White House physician and Col Byron E Pollock chief of heart services at Fitzsimons Army Hospital said For the second consecutive night the President slept comfort ably throughout the night He went to sleep Tuesday night at oclock and awoke refreshed at oclock Wednesday morning His progress continues to be satisfactory without complica The Presidents physicians or Law Officers Interchange is Pondered DES MOINES Atty Gen Dayton Countryman said Wednes day through his office that he is c o n s i d ering an interchange of peace officers between adjoining states so that state lines may be come less of a barrier in the field of law Countryman is attending an Air Force reserve training school at Offutt Field near Omaha He said is considering the possibility and feasibility of such an inter change so that there would be no difficulty in law enforcement where state lines cut off isolated areas The attorney general said the specific area which gives rise to lie problem at this time is Carter Lake Iowa located near Omaha on the Nebraska side of the Mis souri the Soviet Union and East Ger many The foreign ministers reaffirmed the view of their governments that final determination of German frontiers must await a peace set tlement for the whole of Ger Government They reaffirmed also theirstand that the Federal Republic of Ger many West Germany is the only German government freely and le gitimately constituted and there fore entitled to speak for Germany as the representative of the Ger man people in international af Berlin is located in the Soviet returned he goes to sleep Wednesday night In Washington reports such as this were the basis of confidence within the Eisenhower team that the President will be able to take over the helm of government with in 30 days In the interval Eisen howers top aides reportedly were ready to carry on business as usual on the basis of policy decisions the Chief Executive had laid down be fore Saturdays attack Still Cautious Even so the medical experts at tending the President still cautious ly avoided outright predictions that recovery is absolutely certain and that no complications now need be expected The first 10 days or two weeks are the critical time in heart at tacks such as the one Eisenhower zone of Germany The road to it suffered last Saturday from West Germany once was cut off by the Soviets precipitating the famous airlift to keep the Al sectors of Berlin sup plied with food and fuel Tuesdaynights medical com munique reporting that the Presi dent had had another satisfac tory day devoid of complication brought word from heart specialist Soviets eventually Paui Dudley White in but it remained a source that whfle Eisenhower was com ing along nicely he still was not out of the woods Nevertheless tension over the Chief Executives illness continued to ease a bit here Hopes bright ened for the Presidents recovery before any crisis arises over shift ing of his powers to other officials Get well messages continued of friction The Big Three statement was is sued by Secretary of State John Foster Dulles British Foreign Sec retary Harold MacMillan and French Foreign Minister Antoine Pinay Second Day Soon afterward they sat down time it was felt Eisenhower will state this week only 72 per cent of State Tax Districts to Receive Only 72 Return on Exemptions DES MOINES day of meetings to pour into to a Big Four foreignjpital from all over the worldone districts are receiving from he went to police almost at the be in shape to consider and de moment his wife was telephoning Dr Marcus about Wed nesday Mrs Benedicto said she began gaining weight several months ago and people began teasing her about being pregnant To stop the kid ding she kidnaped the baby policy matters barring complications which might delay his recovery Nixon moved from one confer ence to another Tuesday at least partially in preparation for formal meetings of the Cabinet and the National Security Council over which he will preside later this PROOF ON THE PLATE IONIA Mich Ken nedy cashier at the Ionia National Bank said she cashed a check Tuesday for a man who showed his upper plate engraved with his name for identification SAME ftlttk inffM 4iMk M M ROUTINE MEETINGrVice President Richard Nixon right and Sen William Knowland Senate minority leader pose at the Capitol Wednesday after having breakfast together The meeting was described as the amount they lost in property tax exemption for war veterans during the last half of 1954 In announcing this Tuesday the State Tax Commission explained that profits from state liquor stores were not sufficient to make pay ments in full State law earmarks five per cent of the state liquor income to re imburse the taxing districts for the tax exemptions Louis Cook prop erty tax director said veterans ex emptions claims for the last half of 1954 totaled However five per cent of liquor profits came to only mak ing it necessary to prorate reim bursements ministers conference with Russia starting Oct 27 at Geneva Sitting in with them was Hein rich von Brentano West German foreign minister It was presumed he had seen the statement and had approved of it prior to its issuance Wednesdays conference was an other step in the task of mapping strategy for the forthcoming Big Four parley The problem Get Russia to agree at Geneva on German uni fication and a continuing member ship in NATO in exchange for a security pact to curb Soviet fears of future German aggression and for some formula to ease Soviet armaments burdens About The Weather Mason City Showers warm Iowa Scattered rain Rain warmer Globe Gazette weather data up to 8 nesday Maximum Minimum At 8 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Wed RAIN Louis Swift Kills Self at Ranch CORONA Calif a Suffering from cancer Louis F Swift 60 grandson of the founder of the Chicago meat packing company killed himself with a shot through the heart at his ranch home Tues day Swift hid been suffering from throat cancer for several months Last January part of his vocal cords was removed He had been unable to speak since the opera tion Besides his wife the former socialite Elizabeth Libby Chase Lake Forest Swift leaves a son Louis F Swift III of the latest from Eisenhowers old friend and World War II com radeinarms Soviet Marshal Geor gi Zhukov Having been on vacation far from Russias defense minister cabled Tuesday night I have just now learned of your ill ness and received this news with the deepest feelings of sorrow With all our hearts my family and I wish you a speedy recovery and long Moving Slowly As the Presidents physicians cautiously continued to report him moving slowly along the recovery road after Saturdays heart attack tie political impact of his illness came in for more attention here The general feeling has been that the attack would cause him to de cide against running for reelec tion Personal friends of the President have a growing conviction in the light of his medical progress that he will be able to complete his term expiring in January 1957 But they also feel he then will retire to the role of elder They are convinced he will not be pressured into running for a second term FORCED LANDING LONDON Soviet Jet plane presumably on a reconnais sance mission made a forced land ing Wednesday in Turkey thf An jkara radio reported ;