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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 7, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                r NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LIU Associated Press and United Press rull Leased Wires Five Cents R Copyp MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 7 This Paper Consists oJ Two One No 75 MARSHALL LASHES CHINAS PARTIES Congress May Get Billion Budget TRUMAN PLANS STAND AGAINST ANY TAX CUTS Presidents Budget to Clash Headon With Republican Estimates Washington Tru man was reported ready Tuesday to send congress a budget and simultaneously take a strong stand against any tax cuts This speculative figure clashes head on with estimates already given reporters by the new repub lican chairman of the house appro priations committee Rep Taber of New York He told reporters the needs of government can be met with about Also the presidents view that any revenue surplus should go to reduce the public already indicated in his state of the union into a determined taxcutting drive by Chairman Knutson of the house ways and means committee Knutson contends cbrigress can reduce levies on incomes up to by 20 per cent and still balance the budget by cutting ex penses Thus the budget and taxes join labor law revision as Hie hottest issues of the neV republican domi nated congress Usually well posted administer tion men say they expect the presi dent in his budget messageFriday to anticipate the republican econo my andtax drives with these ar guments i 1 Thesonlly way government speildingcan be reducedis by cut ting down on servrcesandbejae fits to veterans aid to and similar programs voted by congress in the past and therefore not sub ject to reduction by presidential action 2 When the time comes that the government can afford to re duce taxes first consideration should go to the lower income brackets plus such tax relief as will provide incentive to expand business and employment oppor tunities Meanwhile prospects for a slash in the wartime liquor tax faded the outlook in other excise levies appeared in a of confusion and opposition grew Jouder against the republi can proposal for the 000 slash taxes in individual income That was the picture on capitol hill following Mr Trumans state of the union message in which he put first emphasis on debt retire ment avoided any mention of the GOP tax slashing bill and called for continuation of high wartime excises Some members privately inter preted Mr Trumans speech Mon day as a determined stand against any tax cuts and some actually discussed the possibility of a veto battle if congressional tax cutting goes too far in the presidents opinion The usually well posted govern ment informants indicated the president will estimate next years tax receipts at around 000000 and will insist that all present taxes including the war time excise rates be rnaintained so that a substantial payment may be made on the debt Expenditures in the current fis cal year are running ata rate of about while rev enue is slightly below that figure If the budget is balanced in the 12 months beginning July 1 it will be the first time in 18 years Appoint McCormack as Democratic Whip Washington Minor ity Leader Rayburn of Texas an nounced Tuesday the appointment of Rep John W McCormack of Massachusetts as democratic whip McCormacfc was succeeded by Hayburn as democratic floor lead er when republicans organized the house last Friday His job as whip is to keep members on the floor for important votes and to keep them informed of minority plans Fined for Biting Dentist Over Price Chicago M Lang hout 53 was fined Tuesday on a charge of biting his dentists finger Dr Barnett Midlin appearing in court with the wounded digit in bandages told Judge William V Daly he had asked for repair ing Langhouts teeth and made the mistake of setting the price while his finger was in Lang houts mouth Rationing of Iowa Whisky Ends Monday Des Moines Iowa liquor control commission an nounced Tuesday that rationing of blended whiskies would come to an end when state stores open at 10 a m Monday morning Whisky rationing has been in effect in Iowa since Jan 1943 Straight whiskies and imported scotch and whiskies will remain under ration at a rate of one quart or fifth a month when available The commissions decision reached at a meeting Tuesday morning was announced by Chairman Dick R Lane Lane explained the action could be taken because the supply of blended whiskies has been much improved He said he did not know how long it would be necessary to keep straight and bonded whis kies and imported Scotch under controls but added they probably would be in short supply for a long time to come Rationing of liquor was im posed in Iowa after the commis sions supply was virtually cleaned out in December of 1942 follow ing enactment of new federal liquor taxes During the 4year period the ration limit on dis tilled spirits has ranged from as much as 4 fifths a monthat the outset to as little as 1 fifth a month The ration limit for this month had previously been set at 2 fifths of whisky SUBMIT BILLS ONPORTftLPftY Measures Designed to Curb Flood of Suits Washington tP Legislation designed to curb the current flood of portal pay suits reached both chambers of congress Tuesday With 2 measures already pend ing in the senate Rep Gwynne RIowa introduced a house measure limiting back pay claims to one year Under Gwynnes proposal em ployes could collect no more than one years back pay on any suit now filed and in the future would voaraea lae cal nBiuu have to file such suits within as W0men screeched AP Wircpholo JOCKO AND MASTERS DAUGHTER Hi jinks Jolt Trolley Crew Detroit the straphanging Simian never again will ride on a department of street railway car Thats orders from the department of street railways Jockos first and last excursion on the DSR began during Monday mornings rush hour and ended 10 hours later when he was reunited with his master at the city pound It was like this At 7 a m a young man boarded a Grand Beltcar On his shoulder perched straphappy monkey The motorman with old world courtesy engrained in al DSR employes said monkeys were not permitted on streetcars Thats all right said the young man Ill pay his fare As the young man strolled into the car towards the conductor to pay the double fare Jockos beady eyes fasted on the swaying straps The temptation was too much and for a riotous 15 minutes he leaped and swung Tarzan style up and down the car Then the young man got off whistled and Jocko followed like a faithful puppy The DSRs troubles had just begun however On thereturn trip the young man and his Simian friend again ioarded the car Again Jocko year The entire philosophy of col lective bargaining is being jeop ardized Gwynne declared in a statement to the house The amounts claimed in ac tions already begun run into bil lions of dollars In view of the number of employes now subject to certain federal statutes the fi nal amount may reach fantastic proportions and do serious dam age to our entire economic struc ture The senate bills were introduced by Senators Wiley RWis and Capehart HInd as amendments to the fair labor standards act of 1938 Sometimes a water spot on a silk garment may be removed by stretching the material over a lighted electric bulb and brushing with a brush that has fine bristles Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday with no import ant change in temperature Lowest Tuesday night about 18 Iowa Generally fair with no de cided change in temperature Tuesday night and Wednesday Lows Tuesday night 1823 Highs Wednesday 3237 Iowa 5day Weather Outlook The mean temperature will av erage 8 degrees above the state normal of 22 degrees Slow ris ing trend Wednesday and Thurs day little change Friday colder Saturday and Sunday No pre cipitation of consequence indi cated Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness Tuesday night and Wednes day A few snow flurries north Wednesday Somewhat colder Tuesday night Little change in temperature Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 31 Minimum 19 At 8 a m Tuesday 23 YEAR AGO Maximum 29 Minimum 21 This time the young man forgot to whistle when he alighted The motorman and the conduc tor no Tarzans panted in vain The cops and firemen didnt They had the car shunted to the car barns rounded up Jocko and stuck him in the pound There Jocko brooded sulkily until his master claimed him at 5 p m Bilbos Son May Be Candidate for Senate Jackson Miss Theo dore G Bilbo loses his fight for admission to the senate his son may become a candidate for the office in the states November general election The senators former wife pre dicted here Tuesday that their son Lt Col Theodore G Bilbo Jr would not be opposed if he decided to make the race He is now with army occupation force in Germany We hadnt until Monday told Theodore Jr of his fathers ill health because we know he would worry Mrs Bilbo said I know he is disgusted with the unfair treatment the senator has received at the hands of the republicans Supreme Court to Rule on Dance Band Leaders Washington em ployers of dance bands for the purposes of collecting social se curity taxes should be considered the leaders of the bands or the proprietors of ball rooms will be ruled on by the supreme court The case which the nations high court Monday agreed to rule on originated in the U S district court in Des Moines whereit was ruled that band leaders were in dependent contractors and within the meaning of the internal reve nue code should be regarded as employers This ruling was re versed by the U S circuit court in St Louis The appeal to the supreme court was taken the proprietors of the Crystal ballroom at Dubuque Iowa and the Larry Greer ball rooms at Fort Dodge Iowa JEWISH GROUP WARNS BRITISH j Says Retaliation to Bring More Violence London ff The moderate Jewish underground organization Haganah urged the British to avoid large scale retaliatory op erations in the troubled Holy Land as tanned tommies veterans of desert warfare in Egypt poured into Palestine Tuesday ready for whatever may come Haganah largest of the Jewish underground groups declared in a broadcast over the secret Pales tine radio station Voice of Is rael Monday night that retalia tion against recent outbursts of violence in the Holy Land would only tend to create more terror ism It reiterated its oftstated ap peal to Irgun ZvaiLeumi and the socalled Stern gang the most ex treme underground organizations to cease their attacks against the British t Nevertheless British army of ficers were reported ready to launch a fullscale offensive against Jewish extremism if cab inet permission is granted at crit ical sessions either Tuesday or Wednesday If approved government sources said this offensive would be the greatest in the modern history of the Holy Land and would be aimed at smashing extremist groups which have bombed pub lic buildings causing many deaths which have mined highways rail ways and bridges and which have kidnaped killed and flogged Brit ish officers and soldiers There are 100000 British troops already in Palestine and the new arrivals from Egypt were intended to reinforce this number Jerusalem dispatches indicated the Holy Land was quiet Monday except for the explosion of a road mine 2 blocks in front of an army truck in Tel Aviv the 4th near miss in 24 hours Iowa Shippers in Hearing on Freight Rates DCS Moines rep resenting all sections of Iowa ap peared at a hearing before the state commerce commission Tues day to scrutinize the application of railroads operating in Iowa for a general increase in freight rates on commodities hauled exclusive ly between points within the state The carriers contending that their operating costs have risen sharply petitioned the state agency for increases equal to those on interstate shipments which were allowed by the interstate commerce commission for all rail roads effective Jan 1 These general increases are 25 per cent on general carload and less than carload lots shipped to and from the east per cent to and from the southeast and 20 per cent to and from the west southwestand northwest Outlining the position of the carriers Attorney A B Howland of Des Moines said they had been required to operate in Iowa for 8 years under the same schedule of rates until certain increases first granted in 1941 and then suspended during the war were put into effect July I 1946 He said that wages and costs of materials and supplies were the principal factors in asking for a boost in intrastafe rates Howland told thestate commis sion that the railroads in 1940 had 27000 employes and a payroll of but during 1946 the number of employes had increased 20 per cent and total payrolls rose to approximately Thestate commission accepted its records all evidence intro duced before the interstate com merce commission and because of the complexity of the issues in volved the hearing was expected to be a prolonged one Hemming Bound to Jury on Bad Check Count Columbus Ohio H Hemming 42 year old exconvict who has been accused of kidnap ing Mary Virginia Kimberly Ohio State university coed was bound over to the grand jury Tuesday after pleading innocent to 2 charges of executing and deliver ing checks without sufficient funds The kidnaping charge filed Monday in suburban upper Ar lington before Mayor E Forrest Tefft by the girls mother Mrs Emerson Kimberly will remain in abeyance until it can be consid ered by the grand jury Searchers Fail to Find Lost Antarctic Plane Aboard U S S Mt Olympus With Byrd Expedition UR Martin Mariner flying boat has found no trace of a sister plane missing since Dec 30 with 9 men aboard after searching 11100 square miles in the area of the planes last reported position it was announced Tuesday Administrative headquarters of task force 68 in this Antarctic ex pedition announced that the search plane found no indications of the missing plane A navy error in transmission to the United Press earlier had left out the word no indicating traces of the plane had been found The search for the missing plane was centered on a spot just off Thurston peninsula between the Franklin D Roosevelt and Bel lingshausen seas Truck Jumps Curb and Goes Down Cellar Steps Des Moines light panel truck struck 2 parked cars jumped the curb and crashed down ap proximately 10 cellar steps of a west entrance to the Iowa Na tional Esther hall here Monday Its driver Leonard Bolden 51 was treated for rib fractures and possible head and internal in juries He told traffic investigators that he swerved to avoid hitting a pedestrian struck the parked cars and then lost control of his ma chine 190 Flee Flames in New York Hotel Fire New York in a third floor ballroom sent 190 guests at the Capitol hotel fleeing into the lobby early Tuesday The fire was discovered at a m and smoke spreading throughout the building caused some panic among the guests The police emergency squad was dis patched to the scene but no one was injured The flames were brought under control Asks Coal Probe Washington Francis Case R S Dak Tuesdayturged the house and senate labor com mittees to make a joint investiga tion of the coal industry He in troduced a resolution which would order such an investigation with special attention to safety hous ing wages and comfort International Pbotp FACED BY DIREAPER little ladies staged a dishabille demonstration in New York to impress upon everyone in general the necessity for diaper conserva tion It seems theres been a bit of a shortage in 3cornered pants and little Judy Werner 15 months Florence Bennett 18 months and Elise Rubin 15 months are fearful that theyll have to wear old potato sack or leopard skin diapers like those above See Pattern for Wages in Steel Talks Pittsburgh U S Steel Corp and the ClOUnited Steel jvorkerST of r America beginneto tiations Jan 16 for a new contract that may once again set the wage pattern for the steel industry A year ago the steelworkers de mand for a 52aday increase re sulted in a monthlong nationwide steel strike It was settled by an 181 cent hourly wage boost The present contract expires Feb 15 This year the steelworkers wage demands remain undis closed Steelworker and National IO President Philip Murray however has announced he ex pects a substantial boost with out a corresponding rise in prices The 40man executive board of the steelworkers meets here Thursday and Friday to map its strategy against big steel U S Steel in announcing the start of negotiations said the meeting was requested by Murray A steelworkers spokesman said the union will make its formal demands Jan 16 including an un specified wage increase portalto portal pay revised insurance plan and premium pay for Saturdays Sundays and holidays The negotiations will cover 5 U S steel subsidiaries employ ing approximately 175000 CIO workers They are CarnegieIl linois Steel Corp American Steel and Wire Co National Tube Co Columbia Steel Co and the Ten nessee Coal Iron and Railroad Co Meanwhile the Aluminum Com pany of America and the steel union Tuesday began the 2nd day of negotiations lor a contract cov ering 20000 CIO workers in Alcoa plants at New Kensington Pa Alcoa Tenn Baden N Car Bridgeport Conn Edgewater N J Bauxite Ark Mobile Ala and Detroit Veterans Buy Worth of Goods at Ordnance Plant Sale DCS Moines IP Conf i n i n g their buying chiefly to such con sumer items as shoes and cloth ings veterans purchased worth of goods Monday at the 2nd Des Moines ordnance plant surplus sale Tuesday was the final day for veterans exclusively Most popular among the bar gain hunting veterans nearly all of whom were lowans were wool blankets The biggest single sale was 5 tons of rags sold to Raymond Chrenen Des Moines for Small businessmen can do their buying Wednesday Thursday the state and local government units will be the purchasers and Friday nonprofit institutions All other buyers can take whats left Jan 1317 Dies Fighting Fire Davenport veteran of the Davenport fire department for 40 years Capt Conrad Connie Frey 65 died Sunday of a heart attack suffered while he was fighting a fire 10 CENT STORE FOUNDER DIES Woolworth Opened 1 st Store 65 Years Ago Scranton Pa Charles Sumner Woolworth 90 who was a founder of the Woolworth chain of 5 and 10 cent stores G5 years ago died Tuesday at his home Woolworlh who had been in ill health for several weeks opened his first store here 65 years ago and later formed the F W Wool worth company with his brother the late Frank W Woolworth and the late Fred M Kirby of Wilkes Barre Woolworth was born Aug 1 1856 at Rodman Jefferson coun ty New York the son of John and Fannie McBrier Woolworth The 5 and 10 cent store idea was credited to Frank Woolworth but the success of the enterprise was largely attributed to Charles who began his career sweeping floors and tending fires at Watertown N Y for S4 a week CHARLES WOOLWORTH FARMER DIES OF CRASH INJURIES Herman Ax Killed When Truck and Car Collide Garner Herman Ax farmer south of Garner died at Mercy hospital in Mason City about mid night from injuries suffered in an autotruck collision 3 miles south of Garner on U S highway 69 at 8 p m Monday It was the first highway fatality in Hancock county so far this year Ax was coming out of the drive way to his farm driving a 1932 truck when he collided with a car driven by Walter Cast 18 Gast lives 4 miles east of Garner Both drivers who were alone in their vehicles were taken to Mercy hospital Gast suffered a double fracture of one knee and other injuries The accident was investigated by Sheriff L M Brower of Gar ner GENERAL PUTS BLAME ON BOTH SIDES FOR RIFT Trumans Special Envoy Summoned to U S for Full Report on Strife Washington George C Marshall in a blistering criti cism of both Chinese nationalists and communists declared Tuesday that efforts to settle Chinas in ternal strife had been frustrated by extremist elements at both sides Marshall asserted on the eve of his return to this country that Generalissimo Chianc KaiSheks party members were interested only in preservation of their own feudal control of China The communists on the other hand are thoroughly Marxist antidemocratic and are deter mined ultimately to impose a communist form of government upon China Marshall said Both sides Marshall declared are hopelessly suspicious of each other Only Chinas as yet unorganized liberal groups can save the situa tion he said Marshall has been summoned home by President Truman after failure of his mission to bring Chinas warring elements together in a representative democratic government He is expected to leave Nanking by plane Wednesday His return will signal a complete review 01 this countrys far eastern policies In a long statement released by the state department here Mar shall said ostensible agreements between communists and national ists at a conference arranged by him a year ago could have put China the road to internal peace But nationalist reactionaries and communist extremists wrecked those agreements he said The salvation of the situation Marshall saifl would be assump tion of leadership by liberals in the government Kuomintang and minority parties Marshall said he believed that successful action by liberals un der Chiangs leadership would lead to unity through good gov ernment He expressed the that while Chinas constitution is being reorganized the door will remain open for communists or other groups to participate if they see lit to assume their share of re sponsibility for the future of China Marshall asserted that agree ments reached at a political con sultative conference a year ago between Chinas 2 warring parties were a liberal and a forward looking charter which then of fered China a basis for peace and reconstruction However irreconcilable groups within the Kuomintang party the party of Generalissimo Chiang interested in the preservation of their own feudal control of China evidently had no real intention of imple menting them Marshall said The tenor of Marshalls state ment indicated a possibility that he considered his work ended in China But his long review of Chinas political affairs did not specifically say so Referring to the intricate and confused situation of Chinese political affairs Marshall said the greatest obstacle to peace has been the complete almost over whelming suspicion with which the Chinese communits party and the Kuomintang regard each other At the same time in ponder ing the situation in China Mar shall added one must have clear ly in mind not the working of small communist groups or com mittees to which we are accus tomed in America but rather of millions of people and an army of more than a million men Iowa General Mames Pretty London Showgirl London Gen Harold Hughlin of Fairfield Iowa and Desiree Cooper one of Londons most attractive showgirls were married Tuesday They met here during the war The 39 year old general flew in from Wiesbaden Germany where he is stationed with headquarters of the United States army air force and hastened to the registry office in Norbiton Surrey near London where the marriage cere mony was performed Miss Cooper 25 was chosen by C B Coochran veteran theatrical producer as the prettiest waitress of 1939 thus starting her on a career which landed her in some of the west ends most popular shows including the famed Peek ABoo   

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