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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 2, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                1 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMC Of HISTORY AND ARCHIVE DES MOINES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL UH Associated Press and UnitedPress Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copyl MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 2 1947 This Paper Consists of Two Onft No 71 ADVOCATE BARRING BILBO AT DO HOUSEPROBERS DISCLOSE VOTE LAW VIOLATION Cite 60 CIO Unions and 12 Corporations to Justice Department Washington h e special house campaign investigating committee Thursday turned over to the justice department evidence it said indicated that 60 CIO un ions and locals and 12 corpora tions violated the corrupt prac tices act in the recent congres sional elections Chairman Priest DTenn told a reporter the committee has recommended that the department take whatever action it believes necessary against the unions and the corporations all in New York The committee also gave to the attorney general evidence which Priest said shows that the com munist party of the United States violated the law by failing to file a report of receipts and expendi tures as required of political par ties Priest said the unions and cor porations were cited to the de partment for violating the law prohibiting any corporation or labor organization from making a contribution in connection with an election The unions he said contributed approximately to greater New York political action coordinating committee and the New York American labor party campaign committee Robert B Barker the commit tees chief investigator told a re porter the principal unions in volved are affiliates of the Na tional Maritime uriionthe Ameri can Communications associations the United ElectricalRadio and Machine workers the Amalga mated Clothing Workers the American Newspaper guild the Workers the Transport Workers union and the Teachers Union Public Workers of the United OFFER SALVAGE AT ALGONA CAMP Building Material to Be Sold for Vet Homes Omaha sale of salvage building materials for use in vet erans emergency housing will r start Monday at Algona Iowa the Omaha regional office of the war assets administration an nounced Thursday The material was salvaged from the Algona prisoner of war camp Weather on Skids Again Over State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Light snow which began falling during the night at some points was fairly general throughout Iowa Thursday and more subzero weather was in sight for Thurs day night and Friday Shortly before noon the weather bureau reported light snow at Davenport Iowa City Atlantic Council Bluffs Burlington Ot tumwa Mason City Sioux City and Des Moines The snow was not expected to be of much depth the weather bureau said snd skies would be clearing Thursday night The Iowa highway patrol said roads were good over most of the state ex cept in the Clinton Burlington and Ottumwa areas where they were slippery Temperature readings in Mason City Thursday indicated zero weather may be on the way At 8 a m Thursday it was 7 degrees above zero at noon it was 11 de grees and at p m had dropped to 8 degrees Temperatures were expected to drop to about 15 below in north west Iowa to 10 below in north east Iowa and to about 5 below in the southern half of the state Thursday night Heavy snow freezing rain and sleet and a new cold wave ex tended over much of the country Thursday as the new frigid blasts moved into the Dakotas and Mon tana from the northwest sending temperatures to 20 below at Mi not N Dak The cold wave was expected to move eastward and forecasts were for temperatures of from 15 to 30 below in Minne sota Thursday night Snow fell in many parts of cen tral west Texas and Oklahoma Freezing rains chilled parts of Texas Arkansas and spread through portions of Illinois In diana and lower Michigan Power and communication lines in many cities were disrupted by the ice storms The sleet and freezing rains made travel on highways hazard ous but federal forecasters said the new cold wave moving east ward from Montana and the Da kotas would bring clear skies The northern Rockies the Pa cific coast and Florida were the only parts of the country which escaped the inclement weather Wage and Hour Dispute May Keep University of Minnesota Closed Minneapolis UR A dispute over wage and hour demands of maintenance workers Thursday threatened to keep the University sf Minnesota closed union spokesmen said Monday University employes members 3f the Public Building Service jnion voted Dec 4 to strike unless satisfactory progress n negotiations between the union 3 md the university was reported 3 jy Jan 3 1 The university was scheduled o startits winter quarter Mon lay following the end of the j lobday recess The central labor union policy ommittee was scheduled to meet 3 rnday and the university dispute vas to be discussed with the union it that time a union spokesman 1 aid The service workers are de a general 181 cent an l lour wage increase a 40hour and various adjustments of he present contract LaFollette Looms as Successor to Winant Washington IP Reports in state department circles Thursday said Senator LaFollette prog Wis will succeed John G Winant as U S representative on the I United Nations economic and so House Group Approves Report on GI Part in European Black Market Washington UR The house military affairs committee Thurs day approved a report asserting thatmany American officers and men in the European theater are guilty of black market dealings and sexual promiscuity The committee raised the pos sibility of checking bank balances and income tax returns to deter mine the financial condition of some officers and men who were serving in Germany a year ago report was published pre viously as the personal conclusions of a committee investigator who toured the European theater It now has been approved formally ay the committee Regarding morals the report said it is suite evident that both enlisted men and officers are rather promiscuous in their as sociation with German women This it said has given rise to a serious venereal disease problem Report Move to Boom Farley as Mate for Truman in48 Race New York New York Daily News said Thursday that a movement to boom James A Far ley former postmaster general as President Trumans vicep r e s i dential running mate in 1948 will be openly launched at the Jeffer son day dinner here sometime in April At the same time a group of prominent progressive business men will get behind Farley the News said adding Among them it is expected will be Bernard Baruch and Charles H Silver woolen execu tive and vice president of the Al fred E Smith Memorial Founda CONGRESSMEN FACE QUESTION OF PORTAL PAY Several GOP Senators Believe Quick Action Needed to Stop Suits Washington Senator El bert Thomas coau thor of the law on which portal toportal pay suits are based said Thursday congress should keep hands off the issue until the courts have had their say But several republican senators expressed the opinion that the new OOPcontrolled congress will have to come to grips with the snowballing suits in which un ions now seek more than 000000 from employers On the house side Rep Hoff man RMich said he will pro pose amendment of the fair labor standards act to define a work week as the time actually spent in productive labor Thomas told a reporter there should be no legislative action until there is some firm decision in the courts on the matter He said the courts can settle this thing better than anyone else The Utah democrat said he takes this stand despite the su preme court decision which started the run of suits The high court ruled that workers should be paid for all time during which an em ploye is required to be on an em ployers premises I was one of the authors of the fair labor standards act the law involved and I know that portal toportal pay was not even thought of when the bill was dis cussed Thomas said Just what constitutes a 40hour work week is the matter that has to be de cided now But I am not going to pass judgment on something that is before the courts And my opin ion is that it will be difficultto get congress to do so judging from 150 years of precedent On the other side of the politi cal fence Senator Flanders R Vt said it would seem that the matter is serious enough so that congress would take it up among AP IVIrrpholo HOME IS WHERE YOU FIND 11 Smithan OPAstock clerk plays with his daughters Judy 4 left and Barbara 2 in the OP A office stock room at Wilming ton Del where they are making their home The sink in the water is their bathtub for the present Mrs Smithan sleeps in a nearby railroad station while 3 other children are with North Carolina relatives Rayburn of Texas Drafted as Democratic Floor Leader the first subjects of legislation Republican Senators Brewster of Maine and Donnell of Missouri said also that they expect some thing will have to be done but along with Flanders they with held comment on just what form it should take TRUCE ENDED IN PALESTINE Pamphlet Bomb Blasts Reveal Jewish Warning Jerusalem pamphlet bombs exploded in Jerusalem late Thursday marking the end of a shaky truce which brought peace to the Holy Land during the Zion ist congress in Basel and the Christmas holidays The explosion of the bombs in south Jerusalem soon after sunset showered the neighboring streets with announcements by Irgun Zvai Leumi that its 21day truce with the stern gang had ended The renewal of violence came soon after British troops had searched the town of Behovot for suspects in the flogging of 4 Brit ish soldierslast Sunday ACCUSE WAA OF BAD BUSINESS House Group Charges Favoritism in Programs Washington If A specia house committee investigatin surplus disposal accused the wa assets administration Thursday o sloppy business methods and favoritism if not downright cor ruption The committee declared WAA cost of doing business is stupen dous in fact prohibitive and said the whole surplus property dis posal program may end up show ing a net loss to the government The group headed by Rep Slaughter said in its fi nal report the investigation should be continued through a successor committee Meanwhile it recommended congress should eliminate priori ties for the purchase of all prop erty except real estate exempt ing only government agencies buy ing for their own use The report said use of priorities has been abused especially through the practice of having veterans front for other people and in giving the United Nations relief and rehabilitation adminis tration an advantage over Ameri can business The committee said congress also should act to insure thai speculators cannot in the future set up schools under a nonprofit charter which will make them eli gible for enormous discounts in the acquisition of surplus proper y As a case in point it cited the a 100 per cent of Thunderbird No 1 airfield in Arizona to the American Insti tute for foreign trade Indiana Officials Hunt for 4 Escaped Convicts Terre Haute Ind of the federal penitentiary here searched Thursday for 4 inmates who slugged a guard Wednesday evening and broke through a barred window kitchen in the prison cial council After 21 years in the senate LaFollette ran for nomination as a republican in the last Wisconsin primary and was defeated by Joseph R McCarthy Informed officials said Winant submitted his resignation from the U N body several days ago The Queen Elizabeth 83673 on liner the worlds largest has 35 elevators on board Commenting on the story Ba ruch told the Associated Press I dont know a thing about it and I am not having anything to do with politics Farley declined comment Licensed Flyer at 16 Scarboro Me of New Englands youngest licensed wom en flyers is 16yearold Theresa S King of Scarboro She received much of her flying instructions from her father Police Lt Robert King Warden J Ellis Overlaid said the guard Roy Guenzel 36 of Terre Haute was beaten severely and was then locked in a garbage room He was taken to a hospital for treatment The warden identified the fugi tives as Ray Anderson 20 As sumption 111 serving 3 years under the Dyer autotheft act William C Owens 22 Sioux City Iowa serving 4 years under the Dyer act Walter P Szelepski 24 Detroit serving 2 years for mail theft and Ronald R Riser 22 Stockton Cal serving 2 years under the Dyer act 88 Chooses to Quit Hartsville Pa War ren Company for the Arrest and Conviction of Horse Thieves and Other Villains had to elect a new president at its 121st annual meet ing because Ezra P Carrcll 88 head of the organization for the last decade didnt choose to run this year 20 Men 1 Woman Hold Annual New Years Dip in Icy Waters of River Fort Wayne Ind men and one woman defied a temperature of 24 degrees for a New Years day swim in the icy St Joseph river The Polar group members Bear club cut of the a hole through 2 inches of ice and swam for 7 or 8 minutes It was the clubs 13th annual swim Lone woman in the group was Mrs Effie Gebhardt 40 who told onlookers the only reason we got out was that the ice started to freeze over again John B Henninger 43 the vet eran Polar Bear said the dip was mild compared with other years He recalled when the group chopped through 10 inches of ice in 1942 Barkley Heads Minority m Senate With Lucas in Party Whip Position Washington last pros pect of a scrap over organizing thi new house dissolved Thursday Sam Rayburn of Texas wa drafted as democratic floor lead cr and all candidates who had op posed Charles A Halleck of Indi ana for the republican leadership The new republicancontrolled congress convenes at noon Hayburns election at a morning caucus of democrats was unani mous and came after he yielded to pressure from colleagues to ac cept the post in the interest of har mony In rapid order representatives Everett M Dirksen of Illinois withdrew from the republican race and Rep Thomas Jenkins of Ohio called a news conference at which republican leaders said he also would withdraw Eariier Rep Clarence J Brown of Ohio hac pulled out of the race The democratic minority of the senate reelected Senator Barkley of Kentucky as their floor leader chose Senator Lucas of Illinois as their whip and then discussed at tempts to bar Senator Bilbo of Mis sissippi from his seat according to reports coming out of their closed door meeting Lucas succeeds Senator Hill of Alabama as party man who rounds up the votes for the party and who keeps track of his olleagues comings and goings Hill did not ask for reelection to the post Lucas a strapping 6footer has served in thesenate since 1939 His home is Havana Illinois With leadership difficulties vir tually solved all around labor legislation held the spotlight on Ihe eve of the first republican dominatcd congressional session in 15 years Rep Joseph W Martin Jr of Massachusetts who has been re jublican floor leader takes from layburn Friday the speakers gavel Rep Leo E Allen Illinois re publican slated to head the pow erful house rules committee pre licted that a large majority of democrats on both sides of capitol lill will support GOFproposed abor legislation The republicans were expected o hold back until President Tru man outlines his views in his tateoftheunion message to a ointsenatehouse session next Monday However party heads in the louse have leaned strongly to vard a law which would prevent strikes in industries affecting the ublic health or welfare Some of lem advocate compulsory arbi ration Bernardo OHiggins led the hilean revolt from Spain and be ame the nations first president SENATE GROUP MAY PROBE RFC Debate Investigation of War Plants Deals Washington A sweeping inquiry into the HFCs handlinig of war plants and contracts was under discussion Thursday by re publican members of the senate war investigating committee The republicans talked of un dertaking the inquiry into the Re construction Finance corporation as the 1st of several car ried out if the life of the group is continued by the GOPcon trolled senate If RFCs war activitiesare probed a committee member said it is likely that Jesse Jones for mer head of the agency and for mer secretary of commerce will be the 1st witness The organization provided much of the financing for wartime in dustrial development either di rectly or through an interlocking maze of subsidiaries Also high on the list of pros pective witnesses would be George E Allen who resigned last week as an RFC director after laying before President Truman a com prehensive plan to streamline the agency and take away many of its wartime powers There were indications that the republicans have been looking critically at the RFC for some time1 with the idea of shearing off much of its authority before de ciding whether to give it a new lease on life Its present congres sional authorization expires June 30 Senator Brewster R who is i expected to head the new war investigating committee told a reporter that Allens suggestions seemed to be an invitation for he new congress to look thor oughly into the agencys opera ions Under a resolution passed by he last senate the committee will be continued until Jan 30 National Association Urges Lewis Method or School Teachers Washington Nation al Education association Thursday urged public school teachers to enforce their higher pay demands by methods quite similar to hose of John L Lewis United Mine Workers president Willard E Givens NEA execu ive secretary told a press con erence the NEA disapproved of eacher strikes The NEA recommended a mini mum annual wage of for ualified beginning teachers It stimated that about half of ele mentary and secondary school eachers received less than 52000 194546 Substandard salaries t said mean substandard instruc ion 5 Abandoned Child fen Gef Warmer Homes St Paul Minn chil dren who had to burn their pre cious Christmas tree to keep from freezing in a drab little flat where their mother according to police had left them alone for 3 days were under warmer roofs Thurs day Authorities found the 5 rang ing in ages from 15 to 5 huddled about the wavering flame of a gas oven shivering and hungry An inch of ice covered the win dows Their widowed mother had left them Monday they said and they had fought off winters severest cold snap only by burning a few pieces of their Christmas a coal burner Mrs Ann C Murphy 43 was found by police in front of a downtown cafe She admitted lo police that she had abandoned her children but said she was sorry She offered no other explanation Police called by neighbors bundled the children in their heavy coats and took them to headquarters Hardbitten cops brought them a delayed New Years day dinner and then turned them over to their grandparents and a friend 1 Death Mars Iowa Record for Holiday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS There was only 1 traffic fatalit on Iowas streets and highway during the New Years holidaj preliminary reports showed o Thursday The lone fatal accident reporte when a car skidded on an icy roa near Casey Iowa and overturne killing Millard Taylor 37 of Sa Francisco Although there were few aut accidents a rash of fires left number of lowans homeless Virginia Vinson 13 was credit ed by Davenport firemen with sav ing the lives of her parents Mr and Mrs Harold Vinson and he brother Allan 14 when fire de stroyed their 2story home The escaped in their night clothes am lost all of their belongings The first floor of a 2story bricJ business building at Baxter wa damaged by fire early Wednesday Bachelor apartments which house 7 men on the 2nd floor were dam aged by smoke The Rev and Mrs Oliver Carl son lost all of their furnishing when fire destroyed the Friend church parsonage at Arnolds Park in a midnight blaze New Year Eve In anolter New Years Eve blaze Mr and Mrs W E Hester an el derly Des Moines couple lost their home along with all of their fur niture clothing and personal pos sessions A sharp reduction In the num ber of violent deaths throughou the nation over the New Years holiday compared to the heav toll on Christmas was indicatei in a survey Thursday From 6 p m local time to Wednesday midnight at least 113 persons suffered violent but in the sameperiod last week at Christmas there were 297 fa talities Traffic deaths led with 79 while 34 persons died from miscellaneous causes including fires fails shootings and asphyxia tion Over the Christmas holiday there were 213 traffic fatalities Incitement weather in many Darts of the country curtailed mo or travel and was believed a 3ig factor in holding down the number of traffic deaths The National Safety council estimated that 130 persons would e killed in traffic mishaps on New Years eve and on the holi day The council predicted the inal total including persons in iured during that period but who died later would be much higher 1 California1 which led the na ion in the number of traffic deaths over the Christmas holiday with 70 also ranked first among he states with the most violent deaths over the New Years holi day Sixteen of the 23 violent deaths n California resulted from traffic ccidents Ohio was 2nd with 13 ncluding 12 traffic Nebraska did not report any violent deaths Woman Shames Thief nto Leaving Loot London What would four mother think That said housekeeper Nora iarke 5 feet tall was what she sked an armed burglar about to eave her employers house with n armload of furs He looked at me then and said omething like all right and put hem down and left Mrs Clarke elated to police TBe shame however police said id not stop the thief from get ing away with about 4000 vorth of other valuables From the declaration of a na ional emergency in the summer f 1940 through early 1946 nearly 6 million American men and omen served in uniform Weather Report FORECAST Hason City Clearing and cold Friday Lowest Thursday night 14 below hippers Forecast Northwest 15 below northeast 10 below southern half 5 below owa Clearing and colder Thurs day night and Friday Lows Thursday night 0 to 10 below northwest and 10 above south east Highs Friday 5 to 10 above and very cold Thursday night and Friday with low Thursday night ranging from 15 to 30 below north to 10 to 15 below south IN MASON CITY lobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 13 Minimum 4 At 8 a m Thursday 7 TEAR AGO Maximum 20 Minimum 17 GOP SENATORS EYE PROPOSAL BY COMMITTEE Steering Group Puts Recommendation Before Republican Membership Washington republi can steering committee recom mended Thursday that Senator Theodore G Bilbo DMiss be barred at the door of the senate when he attempts to take the oath for a new term Friday Chairman Taft ROhio said the committees recommendation would be laid before the full re publican membership of the ate at a meeting Thursday after noon Bilbo has been accused by an investigating committee mis using his office and breaking the law in his relations with war contractors Trouble piled up for Bilbo in another direction too Senator Bridges RN H and Hicken looper RIowa announced that he Mississippi lawmaker would 36 charged with violation of at east 3 federal statutes in a report they will file Friday with the sen ate Bridges and Hickenlooper are minority members of the special campaign investigating committee which conducted hearings in Mis sissippi on charges that Bilbo in timidated Negro voters Chairman Ellender DLa previously an nounced that majority report would clear Bilbo Hickenlooper and Bridgss told a news conference that in their opinion Bilbo violated these fed eral statutes 1Section 1 of the Hatch act which prohibits intimidation threat or coercion of any voter 2 Section 19 of the federal criminal code which prohibits 2 or more personsconspiring to in ure any citizen in the exercise of his federal rights 3 Section 20 at the federal crim nal code which prohibits any Jerson from denying another cit zen any federal rights because of color or race Penalties under these laws ange from a fine to 10 years in prison Taft indicated the possibility of n agreement with the democratic eadership under which a threat ened filibuster which would delay rganization of the senate would e avoided The Ohioan told a news confer ence that the possibility of setting a date shortly after the presidents state of the union message is re by congress Monday for ull discussion of the Bilbo case lad been talked over with Sena or Barkley of Kentucky the dem Cratic leader Taft said no agreement had leen reached with Barkley yet but ndicated the republicans hope to orne to an understanding with he democrats on this point Fri ay Taft told reporters a resolution night be offered to deny Bilbo lis seat temporarily with the un derstanding that this would have 10 bearing on the senates final ecision Previously senators often have seen seated without prejudice vhile their cases are discussed The barring of Bilbo at the loor would prevent the Missis ippian a lusty filibusterer from aking any part in senate discus ton of the charges against him however he would be represented by some other enators acting as his unofficial ounsel The steering committees rec mmendation was expected to be ccepted by the full republican conference later in the day Taft in answer to reporters questions said that the move to iar Bilbo will be open to debate nd so subject to filibuster but I ont know of anybody planning o filibuster The report is nonpartisan Taft said referring to the report f the senate war investigating ommittee condemning Bilbos re ations with war contractors It vas signed by 2 democrats Taft said the Bilbq case in a lot of legal questions hat will take some time to de ate A report signed by a bipartisan majority of the senate war investi ating committee declared the evi ence of its investigation clearly ndicates that Senator Bilbo im roperly used his high office as fnited States senator for his per onal gain in his dealings with ar contractors Committee Chairman Kilgore DW Va asserted that in view f the scope of the findings the rtiole record is being laid before le attorney general whose agents ere previously disclosed to be tudying the Bilbo transactions   

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