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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 14, 1946, Mason City, Iowa MO I CRT I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Lin Associated Press United Press Full LeasedWires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14 1946 This Paper Consists ol Two One No 31 URGE HALF RATE IOWA INCOME TAX TRIESTE ISSUE IS TESTING NEW BIG 4 ATTITUDE Russia Demanding 14 Changes in Plan Made at Paris Conference New York A firstclass struggle was developing in the foreign ministers council Thurs day over the issue of who should rule the proposed free city of Trieste and it appeared certain to put to extreme test the mildly con ciliatory attitude which has grown between Russia and the western powers Secretary of State Byrnes and British Foreign Secretary Bevin already were confronted with 14 Russian demands for changes in a Paris peaca conference decision that would vest wide powers in a governor responsible to the United Nations security council Byrnes and Bevin got together early Thursday presumably to discuss the changes in the Trieste plan demanded by Kussia There was no definite information asto the nature of their talks but persons in a position to know said it was unlikely that they discussed the explosive issue of Palestine Byrnes also had an appointment with the Greek ambassador Ciraon P Dianiantopoulous Soviet Foreign Minister Molo tov assailing the Paris plan as undemocratic insisted on limiting the governors power and shifting more authority into the hands of a popularly elected assembly and a council of government respons ible to it Molotov declared his amend ments to be a minimum essential of change in the Paris draft statute for Trieste and when last nights BigFour session ended after 3 hours of argument his list of tdtilrngT41lVwasIstai incomplete Meanwhile Byrnes Bevin and Deputy French Foreign Minister Couve Miirville werestudy ingtheir own next moves evi dently to determine which if any of Molotovs points they might accept and which they would stand steadfastly against Western power diplomats not ing that the Russians had raised much the same arguments at j Paris foresaw a strong Anglo AmericanFrench stand for pow ers which would enable the gov ernor to take all necessary measures in event of an upris ing in Trieste and if necessary to declare a state of siege The western powers likewise were reported strongly opposed to fixing any deadline for the with drawal of troops from Trieste They stuck to the argument that during the transition inthe new international zone the security council should have a free hand to make this decision Russia ar gued for a deadline of 3 or 4 months On another point Molotov ar gued that the Big 4 foreign min isters should retain direct au thority for setting up a transition al government in the Trieste ter ritory while Bevin and Byrnes held that as decided at Paris the security council should have this task from the first Truman Wants Price Decontrol Board to Carry On With Work Washington The white house announced Thursday that President Truman will ask the price decontrol board to carry on despite removal of virtually all price ceilings Press Secretary Charles G Ross gave newsmen this informa tion in releasing a letter from the 3man board to Mr Truman We wish to advise you the board wrote that the 3 members I of this board are prepared if you so desire to hold themselves avail able for any business which may properly come before the board for as long as the present price I control law remains on the books Ross told reporters that Mr Tru man does desire the board to stay and that he will so advise the 3 members i Unknown Persons Fire I Machine Gun at B29 Circling Clark Field Manila S army head quarters announced Thursday that unknown persons fired ma chine gun bullets at a B29 of the 6th bomber group Nov 7 while it circled Clark field gj There were no casualties Revolt Flares on Britains Foreign Plan London lab or members of parliament joined a revolt against the Attlee gov ernment Thursday demanding a socialist foreign policy to prevent what a resolution called an otherwise inevitable conflict be tween American capitalism and soviet communism The labor party rebels number ed at least 53 Another 20 labor MPs were opposing the govern ment over peacetime military conscription Labor holds about a two to one majority over the conservatives in the 640seat house Each group of dissidents con stituting the first real crack in labor solidarity since Winston Churchill was forced to resign from office 15 months ago after a general election offered its ob jection as an amendment to the speech of King George VI Tues day There appeared little chance that either amendment could muster a majority and thus un seat Attlees cabinet The British press association called the rebellion a labor party crisis and reported The cabinet will give immedi ate consideration to what now amounts to a determined and de fiant throwing down of the gant let by quite a substantial body of government MPs If either the foreign affairs or the conscription amendments was carried in the commons it would mean the im mediate resignation of the govern ment because technically such an amendment constitutes a cen sure motion Thelongsimmering revolt against Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevins conduct of foreign affairs found no sympathy in the ranks of the conservative opposition and was condemned sharply Wed nesday by Prime Minister Attlee HENDERSON GETS 15 YEAR TERM Wife Is Paroled on Hidden Aims Sentence Joe 32 identified by Kansas officers as one of a gang of midwest car thieves pleaded guilty in district court here Thurs day to a charge of possession of burglar tools and Judge William P Butler immediately sentenced him to serve 15 years in the state penitentiary at Fort Madison Mrs Henderson pleaded guilty to a charge ofcarrying concealed weapons and was sentenced to 5 years in the womens reformatory but was then paroled to her fath er Fred Kobertson Klamath Falls Ore and to the sheriff there The judge was informed by County Attorney M L Mason that the couples 3 year old son was with them when they were arrested here by a state highway patrolman on suspicion of driving a stolen car that Mrs Henderson s expecting another child and that she has no previous criminal record Injured in Accident Creston ff Mrs Clifford Meigs 35 mtoher of eight chil dren was reported in a critical condition at a hospital here Thurs day following the headon collision of two automobiles Wednesday on highway 169 south of Mt Ayr The Meigs farm near Redding Iowa SMALL NATIONS LAUNCH BATTLE TO CURB VETO Australia Delegate Says Big 5 Has Failed to Discharge Trust Lake Success N Y tralia kicked off the little nation fight to curb big power use of the veto Thursday with an angry charge that the Big 5 members of the United Nations security council had failed to discharge the trust which has been confided in them What the exercise of the veto means is that great power unani mity has broken down Aus tralian delegate Paul Hasluck told the general assemblys political and security committee Hasluck claimed that his at tack was directed against all the great powers but he singled out Russia for most of his attack and detailed 10 instances where the veto had been used by the Soviet union The Australian said there were 2 clear cases where Russia had used the veto wilfully to ob struct action by the security council In other instances he charged the threat of a veto was enough to stall the security coun cil Hasluck stressed that Australia was not trying to change the charter and thus restrict or elimi nate the great powers right to prevent security council action by a single negative vote But he ap pealed to them to come together to achieve infact that unanimity which they profess to hold so sacred and to use moderation in their use of the veto Continue Search for Missing Airline Plan Burbank Cal and ahrescue teams searched snow covered foothills near here Thurs day for a clue to the fate of a West ern Airlines transport carrying 11 persons which vanished more than 24 hours ago in ablinding rain storm A daylong search by land and air was called off at nightball It was resumed at daybreak by a ground force equipped with walkietalkies and a motor fleet carrying medical supplies food and stretchers DRUG RING IN IOWA SMASHED Arrest Score of Men Women in Sioux City Sioux City Chief Harry Gibbons said Wednesday night that he believed that a drug traffic ring which had contem plated working in this area had been smashed with the arrest of nearly a score of men and women Gibbons said 28 onepound cof fee jars of marijuana had been confiscated Names of the persons who Gib bons said had been arrested in a series of secret raids this week were not revealed No charges had been filed The detective said the mari juana was found in the backyard of a home in east side Sioux City by the owner who had reported his discovery to the police OPA Considering 75 Per Cent Rent Increases for Landlords Washington the first time in four and a half years OPA expressed willingness Thursday to consider an acrosstheboard in crease in rent ceilings OPA promised full consideration of a request by its rent industry advisory committee for a general 15 per cent boost in rents through out the country It refused however to say whether or when it might accept the proposal OPA has withstood pressure for a general increase ever since rents were put under control in 1942 although it has granted more than 900000 individual adjustments to landlords claiming hardship President Truman said last Sat urday that further rent adjust ments may be necessary but whether they will be general or individual remains to be seen OPA doubtless would favor the indi vidual method but there was fresh evidence Thursday the decision may be taken out of its hands Informed sources said the budget bureau was now working out details of a plan to set up a new liquidation agency to take over the remaining functions of OPA the civilian production ad ministration and the office of con tract settlement The office of war mobilization and reconversion headed by John R Steelman will remain inde pendent of the new agency it was said so it will be free to settle interagency rows which otherwise might require the at tention of the president Steelman who recommended much speedier decontrol than OPA thought wise will not figure in the rent decision except on an ap peal basis a spokesman for his office said The rent advisory committee coupled its request for a general rent increase with a proposal to eliminate rent ceilings on new construction and on property be ing converted from nonresi dential use These ceilings are fixed by Housing Expediter Wilson W Wyatt who was expected to announce within the next week AP Wirephoio SCENE OF SCHOOL Families and relatives swarm aroundthe wrecked sectionof the school building in Baroda Mich awaiting word about the chil dren who were trapped when a boiler exploded Wednesday afternoon killing 1 child and injuring at least 18 others Aerial view shows the wrecked portion Lower picture Res cuers working from the inside of the building attempt tOCut through the debris in search of victims Baroda Mich au thorities Thursday credited a new schedule which emptied a first floor classroom 10 minutes before a boiler exploded at the consoli dated school with holding the toll to one pupil killed and 18 others injured one critically The blast occurred while 260 children were in the school but most of them were in undamaged sections of the 2tsory structure Walter Ruppel 13 dLd less than 3 hours after the blast Alice Johns 13 was critically injured and hospital attendants described her condition as The boiler blew up at a m Wednesday School authorities said that un der a changed schedule a score of pupils in the classroom directly above the boiler had filed out at a m for a lunch period Un der the former schedule they would have remained in class until noon Just above the emptied class room a room full 7th grade pu pils was dropped to the basement and buried beneath debris Authorities questioned Eldon Nitz IB who according to school superintendent Howard Walter was substituting for his janitor uncle who was away Nitz said he had received in structions from his uncle on firing the boiler He said he was not in the boiler room when the blast occurred and didnt know what happened The youth yas not held and Prosecutor Karl Zick said there would be no criminal inquest He added however that state police would conduct an inquiry into the mechanical causes of the explosion Scientists Claim Successful Test in Producing Snowstorm Schenectady N Y UR Scientists from the General Electric laboratories said Thursday they had succeeded in producing a snow storm by sprinkling an ordinary cloud with pellets of dry ice dropped from anairplane The process is sosimple explained Dr Irving Langmuir associate director of the GE laboratory that a single airplane flying through an overcast sky could blanket large area with several inches of ITT i T j Weather Report FORECAST snow Langmuir said the experiment is important because It probably can be applied in winter to produce snow in re gion there are clouds which fail to produce precipita tion thus storing up a supply of moisture to feed irrigation and waterpower projects during the spring months Snow might also be produced at mountain resorts for the bene fit of winter sports enthusiasts Clouds destined to produce snowfall over urban areas could possibly be made to drop snow in areas instead thus eliminat ing the problem of snow removal It could be used to clear areas of clouds that produce dangerous icing conditions thus reducing riazards to aircraft Langrnuir said the first man made snowstorm was produced Wednesday when a small airplane flying over Greylock mountain in western Massachusetts flew through a cloud 3 miles long and turned it into snow Retail Prices for Cane Syrup Up 1 Cent Washington OPA an nounced Thursday that retail prices on cane syrup will go up 1 ent for the most popular sized The producers ceiling has raised 10 cents a Georgia can ocen gallon effective immediately whether he plans to keep them I reflect parity to Mason City Fair Thursday night followed by increasing cloudi ness Friday Low Thursday night 2530 Iowa Fair Thursday night Friday increasing cloudiness little change in temperature Low Thursday night 25 northwest 2832 southeast High Friday 50 northwest 58 southeast Minnesota Increasing cloudiness Thursday night sometvhat warmer north and west portions Friday mostly cloudy with showers west central and ex treme north portions Colder northwest portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 49 Minimum 23 At 8 a m Thursday 28 Frost YEAR AGO Maximum 31 Minimum 17 SHOT IN FOOT Newton was ac cidentally shot in the foot recently while hunting coon He is recov ering satisfactorily but at present with the aid of crutches 2 Killed and 7 Injured in HinduMoslem Clash New Delhi persons were killed and 7 injured Thurs day in renewed clashes between Hindus and Moslems in scattered bazaar areas bringing the death toll to 19 since the recent wave of communal violence broke out inthe capital Poisonslike lye insectsprays and disinfectants should be kept on high shelves where children cannot reach them 6 Killed 3 Are Injured in Explosion Columbia S Car ter rific gas explosion shattered a Columbia curb market wholesale building Thursday causing six deaths and injuring at least three other persons according to police Firemen said the blast origina ted in the N W whole sale produce building where a gas appliance was being used in ripening bananas The one story brick structure about 100 feet by 2o feet was shattered How many persons were inside was not immediately known Hospital attendants listed 3 of the dead as N W Wessell opera tor of the produce company using the building Arvie Gantt of nearby Pelion and J C Aber nathy Gantt was reported to have been fatally injured by flying de bris as he sat in his parked truck across the street about 30 Xeet from the rushed 8 persons to hospitals including the reported dead Firemen and po lice began digging into the wreck age to Ascertain if any one else were buried in the rubble The Wessels building was at Pendlelon and Assembly streets one block from the state capitol building SEEK TRUCE IN GOAL DISPUTE Government Wants 60 Day Delay of Strike Washington IP The ment Thursday was reported seek ing a 60day in the na tions strikethreatened soft coal fields while John L Lewis and the mine owners negotiate a con tract to speed release of the fed erally operated pits Secretary of Interior J A Krug planned to meet the United Mine Workers chief again Thursday after 2 highly secret conferences Wednesday Friday Lewis may serve notice he intends to terminate the gov ernment contract in 5 days Almost inevitably this would lead to a walkout of his 400000 soft coal dig gers on November 20 since the miners do not work without a contract While Lewis kept silent the op erators told Krug they were will ing to meet with the miners boss in an effort to avoid a crippling new strike Krug was reported by one operator to be seeking a commit ment from Lewis to keep the miners for a 60day agreement can be reached on a private contract that would permit early return of the mines to the operators The owners have been serving as mine managers since the gov ernment seized the pits in last springs 59day strike Efforts by the operators and miners to come to terms failed at that time After the government stepped in Krug made a contract with Lewis which ended the shutdown Lewis contends that the government breached the agreement by mis interpretations of the vacation pay provisions and other matters Explosion Kills 6 Bombay persons were killed and many injured Thursday in an explosion at a police ammu nition depot in Limbi capital of Limbi state in East Kathiawar a hundred miles from Ahmadabad Arrest Big Time Black Market Dealers In German Camp Raid Zeilsheim Germany troops raided the Zeilsheim UNRRA displaced persons camp Thursday and seized 8 persons de scribed as bigtime black market dealers Saccharine worth an estimated 550000 at illegal prices was found in the camp along with caches of American dollars gold coins mili tary scrip valued at and a 6inch stack of German hundred mark bills Lt Col Redmond J Connolly Brooklyn N Y Frankfurt pro vost marshal who directed raid said We found 8 of the men we were looking for Four of them were big time ring lead ers and the other 4 were large scale independent operators One hundred American soldiers and 25 army criminal investiga tion agents took part in the raid No hostility was encountered Some of the 3500 Jewish in habitants of the carnp were still in bed when the raiders began prowling through the camp Provost marshal investigators had been watching the camp for some time in an effort io identify leaders of the reported illegal dealings Army agents had been planted in a German bakery at Zeilsheim and had learned of largescale black market trading Wednesday the Occupation Chronicle a weekly newspaper published for the dependents com munity in Frankfurt charged that UNRRA goods were sold in side walk booths at the camp and that counterfeiters at Zeilsheim were turning out unlimited quantities of money food ration coupons and clothing certificates Following publication of the story the was sched uled for next hurried ly arranged for Thursday Con nolly said however that his raid ers had found no trace of coun terfeiting equipment and that he had no indication that counterfeit money was being used at the camp GROUP FAVORS MONEY CREDIT LEVY REMOVAL State Committee for Virtual Elimination of Home Goods Tax DCS Bloincs of the state income tax at half rate abandonment of the tax on moneys and credits and state re imbursement to local tax bodies for veterans exemptions were rec ommended Thursday to the 1947 legislature Other recommendations and suggestions among more than a score made by the state tax study committee were Placing a sales tax on iuke boxes and pinball machines to help finance any soldier bonus Levying a 5 per cent lax on all state liquor store sales Virtual elimination of the household furnishings levies and Taxing rural electrification dis tricts the same as other public utilities The recommendations high lighted the preliminary report the committee which was author ized by the 1945 legislature and instructed to recommend revisions in the slate tax structure to the next assembly which convenes in January The committee declined to make recommendations to the legisla ture for use of funds on hand It cautioned however against con tinuing pledges on the basis of present collections offered a tab ulation of anticipated revenue from special taxes through 1949 and suggested if substantial in come is needed later there are 3 good sources for it These the committee said were a 1 per cent increase in the 2 per centsales iax a third cent tax per package on cigarets and extension of the sales tax to cover many types of services The committee said also that with retirement in 1950 of the primary road bonds here would be available funds now averaging a year that are being used for principal and interest on the bonds The committee said the most pressing necessity for legislation was in the general property field The present system has many faults the committee said and should not be permitted to con tinue The report then recom mended 1 Creation of a county assessor in every county to replace town ship and local assessors except in cities of 10000 or more wanting a city assessor 2 Giving the state tax commis sion increased authority in re gard to the standardization and equalization of assessments throughout the state 3 That no increase be made in state revenues for purposes of supporting the general govern ment of the state The commit tee said however if any addi tional commitments such as greater school aid are made they should be accompanied by enact ment of taxes adequate to finance such commitments on an endur ing basis 4 The present condition of state finances would warrant continu ing the 50 per cent cut in individ ual income tax payments 5 The state which has not im posed a state levy on real proper ty since 1941 should definitely withdraw from that field as a source of revenue except in the direst emergencies Should emer gencies arise the committee said instead of levying a property tax the state executivs council should have the power to change the in come tax rate to obtain the funds required 6 There is a need for further study and revision of the field of exemptions the privilege of tax exemptions has been widely abused the committee said and a general household furnishings exemption should be granted ex cept in the case of the more pala tial homes In this connection the committee referred to large amounts of exemptions on federal church hospital association and fraternal organization property 7 With the exceptions of banks building and loan associations insurance companies and certain classes of financial corporations the tax on moneys and credits should be abandoned 8 There should be a registra tion fee for mortgages on real estate the receipts to be appor tioned to local taxing districts to reduce property levies This would compensate in part for losses due to repeal of the tax on moneys and credits 9 The state should assume in very considerable degree losses of revenue to local taxing bodies because of soldier property tax exemptions The total this year was 551669008 The committee said it was estimated the total
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