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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 21, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                COMP V A N ARCHIVES NORTH IOWAS 3E8 DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS I VOL Lin Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires FiveCents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 21 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One No 87 STUDENTS SEEK TALMADGE OUSTER MARSHALL PIKES RUMORS ON PRESIDENCY Takes Over Secretary of State Post States I No Possible Draft Washington George K Marshall took office as secre lary of state Tuesdayafter bluntly quelching speculation that he night be available later as a dem liicratic candidate for president Some democrats had discussed he idea of drafting him if Presi dent Truman should not run in I 948 j Before taking his new post Marshall in an unsolicited state I lent to reporters declared I cannot be drafted for any po ijtical office v 1 In addition to squelching presi e n t i a 1 speculation concerning im Marshall also said that he onsidered the secretaryship of ate to be a nonpolitical job And he added I amgoing to overn myself accordingly Marshalls statement was per aps the most explicit and unam iguous disavowal of political am ition since another general took imself out of politics after the livil war At that time Gen Wil iam T Sherman declared that he not run lor president if iominated and not serve elected I am being explicit and em jhatic Marshall said in order j terminate once and for all any iscussion of my name in regard Ij political office Whatever his feelings about po tical office the moment Marshall bok oath as secretary of state he fecame heir to the office of pres jlent should anything happen to Truman in the next 2 years i There being no vice president jae secretary of state is now first a the line of succession Marshairtbok theoath ofoffice js successor rom Chief Justice Fred M Vin ion in Mr Trumans executive of fice Present at the ceremony in iddition to Mr Truman were Syrnes the cabinet high govern inent and congressional officers friends of the general The former army chief of staff irrived here by train from Chica o at a m completing a tourney from China which was in errupted by several days of rest in Honolula and by a brief layover it Chicago where his plane was grounded by bad weather Agriculture Body Favors jSugar Ration i s Washington depart of agriculture advised a con fessional committee Tuesday it fill ask for continued rationing ieid price control of sugar through put this year lames H Marshall head of the Bcpartments sugar branch told She house food shortage investi gating committee he hopes the ration for individuals might increased by 10 pounds this f He indicated however there Ivillbe no increase before April 1 Despite improvement in world he said the supply is till far short of demand If sugar rationing and price ontrol were lifted at thistime Marshall said it is my opinion hat the price easily would go to cents a pound j In such a situation he said the bulk of the available sugar rnight be bought by industrial Misers and the housewife might much less ij The authority to ration sugar viexpires April 1 and the price con ijjtrol powers end July 1 Marshall the department will request that both powers be extended through Dec 31 as they relate to sugar In a move aimed at maintaining supplies of sugar the house passed and sent to the senate Friday a bill to let alcohol plants produce sugar or syrup for an additional 15 months j Under a temporary law the splants can use their facilities for such production only until Feb 1 frhe bill first to be passed by the aouse since the new congress con Vened would extend that time un il April 30 1948 Rep Curtis RNebr author of jhe measure said the 2 principal slants affected are at Omaha Kebr and Muscatine Iowa Afik New Bridge 1 Clinton Clinton bridge ommission Monday asked the Sock Island engineers office to ipprove plans for a new bridge vhich would be erected between Clinton and East Clinton 111 Seek Survey by Hoover of German Food Washington Presi dent Herbert Hoover has been asked to undertake a survey of food problems in the American and British zones of occupied Germany This was disclosed Tuesday by a war department official who asked that his name not be used He said Mr Hoover has not yet given his answer Presumably the proposal to the 72 year old former president has the approval of the British gov ernment and President Truman as well as the highest war depart ment officials concerned with oc cupation politics The British zone was coupled with that of the United States in the proposal officials said be cause of the recent agreement to unify them economically As a world authority on food problems since World war I days Mr Hoover was asked to make a personal survey expected to re quire several weeks and then to submit recommendations on means to increase food output and to as sure its most equitable distribu tion Those familiar with the pro posal said that among specific problems which need solution are the extent of government controls of crops black markets food col lection calculation of require ments and stock levels Describing the food situation as among the most pressing of Ger man occupation problems offi cials noted the war department is asking congress for a deficiency appropriation for the occupation of Germany Japan and Korea A group of congressmen who visited Germany last summer re ported on their return that food conditions were bad Senator Thomas 0 one of them said he feared rioting unless there was improvement 8 IN AUTO MISHAP Basketball Players Injured Near Joice Joice Vernon Bang Joice grade school boy was in a Forest City hospital with a broken pelvic bone Tuesday and 6 companions all 12 and 13 years old suffered cuts and bruises when a car in which they were ridinig look to the ditch to avoid a collision with an oncoming car at the crest of a hill near the Winnebago church west of Joice Monday afternoon The boys were returning home froma basketball game at Le land in a car driven by Carroll Aamodt discharged war veteran when the accident occurred oh a narrow icy road Uersholt Tweed was thrown through the glass of a rear door of the car and suffered bruises and cuts about the head He was treated at Lake Mills Both Carroll Aamodt and his brother Donald escaped with mi nor bruises Richard Abraham received a se vere bump on the head Donovan Johnson a few cuts and Leonard Nappe and Arden Lindflott minor bruises UNITED STATES WONT RETURN USSR OFFICIAL Rejects Red Request to Surrender Alekseev Who Criticized Russia Washington The United States Has rejected Soviet Russias request to surrender Kyrill Alez seev former Soviet trade official who criticized dictatorship in his homeland The Russians are seek ing his arrest in this country The state department announced Tuesday the rejection was handed to the Soviet embassy Monday The announcement said it was based on the absence of an extra dition treaty between Russia and the United States The Russians said he is a for mer employe of their embassy in Mexico City and charged him with embezzlement The U S reply said that the su preme court has stated that under the domestic law of the United States power to provide for extra dition is not confined to the exe cutive branch of the government The reply said that because of this and the absence of an extra dition treaty the government lacks power to surrender Alekseev The Russians criticism of his home government was contained in a statement issued by his lawyer in New York In asking Alekseevs surrender Jan 4 the embassy asserted he had embezzled state funds when he was an employe of the trade section of the soviet embassy in Mexico City and was wanted for trial on this charge Bilbo Fine New Orleans at Touro infirmary reported early Tuesdayrihat Senator GL J5iK bo of was reacting fine from his 2nd mouth opera tion Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and continued cold Tuesday night with lowest temperature about zero to 5 be low Wednesday fair and not so cold Iowa Fair and continued cold Tuesday night Wednesday fair and not so cold Low Tuesday night zero to 5 above southwest and 5 to 10 below northeast High Wednesday 25 southwest and near 20 northeast Iowa 5Day Outlook The mean temperature will average about 5 degrees below the state normal of 20 degrees Rising temperature Wednesday and Thursday colder Friday warm er Sunday Precipitation will averagelittle or none IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather stastics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 28 Minimum 6 At 8 a m Tuesday 6 Snow Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 24 Minimum 4 Draft Bill to Create Iowa Legislative Council Setup Des Moines bill to create an Iowa legislative council which would conduct research and make studies between sessions is being drafted at the request of Rep Carl A Anderson R Swedes Anderson said Tuesday he was thinking of introducing the meas ure Patterned after the Kansas legislative council the organiza tion would take over the work done in recent years by special legis lative study groups The council would not be a substitute for the present interim committee because the committee does an entirely different type of work Anderson said The mittee which Gov Robert D Blue speda surveys between the last has recommended be abolished serves largely to handle emer gency financial matters between sessions Anderson said quite a number of legislators have told me they think a legislative council would be a good idea As yet no one has asked permission to join An derson as introducers he added There now is an independent legislative council made up of citizens and headed by Carroll Lane of Carroll a former member of the house The independent council is interested largely in public welfare matters Hardly a session goes by but what we establish committees to do the very same thing a legis lative council would do declared Anderson a farmer serving his 3rd consecutive term Several study committees nota bly the tax revision group made 2 sessions Some of the commit tees prepared bills others didnt Governor Blue has recommended that at least 2 study committees be set up at this session Under Andersons legislative council plan the organization would be made up of 15 members of the house and 10 senators with a fulltime research director an assistant director and a stenog rapher The legislators would be ap pointed by the lieutenant gover nor and speaker of the house to serve from one session until the next one Serving on the council would be some minority party representa tives Anderson said he had not specified the number from each party The research director and his staff would be given perma nent office space in the statehouse AI IVirrpholo PROTEST TALMADGE is the overflow of the crowd which met at the Dekaltt county courthouse in Decatur Ga Monday night to attend a meeting at which protests were made against the action of the Georgia legislature in electing Her man Talmadge governor last week Decatur is a suburb of Atlanta RAMADIER NEW FRENCH Her riot Is Elected President of Assembly Paris national as sembly confirmed Paul Ramadier socialist by a vote of 577 to 10 Tuesday night as premier in the first government of the fourth French republic Radicalsocialist leader Edouard Herriot 74 was elected president of the assembly Herriot who was unopposed headed the old chamber of depu ties from 19361942 He is in his 42nd year as mayor of Lyon Frances 3rd largest city A protege of Aristide Briand Herriot was 3 times premier of France before the war He suc ceeds Vincent Auriol recently elected president of the republic Before the voting began the leg islature heard a message read from Auriol calling upon France to maintain and develop her alli ances and to insist upon just reparations and a full security from Germany Needing 310 votes for the abso lute majority Herriot received 428 CANCEL HAVANA PLANE TRAVEL General Political Demonstration Planned Miami Fla travel to Havana was cancelled effective at p m Tuesday because a general political demonstration against the high cost of living is scheduled to be held in Cuba be tween p m and 7 p m air transport officials reported The airlines were told that there would be no workers at airports to handle passengers baggage and mail during those hours Pan American airways reported that 4 Clipper schedules in each direction had been cancelled and about 150 passengers reassigned to planes scheduled to resume service after the demonstration ends An official of another airline said he understood the demonstra tion would be simultaneous in every city in Cuba Bless Em All Marietta Ga Rev J C Collum opened superior court Monday with the usual prayer for divine guidance of the leaders of the nation and stale Then in conclusion he added And God bless all our gover nors The Creek Indians were so named from the numerous creeks running through their land Half Rate Income Tax Bill Put Before Iowa Legislature 34 Are Tossed l Into Hopper as Sjate lawmakers Go to Work Des Moines fP Thirtyfour bills including the 20 proposals of the state tax study committee were introduced in the house when the Iowa legislature con ened Tuesday afternoon for its 2nd week The tax measures also were ex pected to go into the senate hop per Tuesday House sponsors of the revenue proposals were Reps Arch W McFarlane RWater loo and A G Redman RSac City Among the 20 bills whose con tents were reviewed previously were measures which would Continue the state individual income tax at half ratewith auth orization for the state executive council to return it to full rate in emergencies in order to avoid levying a state property tax Place a 5 per cent sales tax on state liauor store retail transac tions for the benefit of cities and towns Reimburse local taxing bodies for veterans property tax exemp tions Among bills introduced in the house were measures By Rep Charles S Van Eaton RSioux City to adjust the state individual income tax so as to re move about low income bracket taxpayers from the rolls By Rep Ted Sloans RDes Moines to increase the salary of municipal court reporters from S8 to S10 a day By Reps J C Davis ROel wein and Ernest T Smith R Volga to increase from S300 to SI000 the maximum for small loans and to reduce interest rates on a graduated basis By Reps Wilson Reed RFair field and 0 C Williams Rep Keosauqua to give mail and school bus routes priority in im proving secondary roads By Davis to increase the salary of township assessors from S4 to a day Plows Rush Relief to Snowbound Village Browning Mont through drifts 10 to 15 feet high bulldozers and rolary plows Tues day had traveled 9 miles along a snowblocked road leading to the marooned town of Babb in north west Montana The 40mile road from Brown ing to Babb is the only highway supply line for Babbs 300 inhabi tants whose fuel and food supplies are dwindling With good weather crew mem bers hope to open the road by Friday Telephoned reports from Babb said fuel oil and coal supplies were rapidly dwindling and a food shortage might occur unless the road is opened soon Babb has no railroad cniVo 4 CHILDREN DIE IN HOME BLAZE Young Mother Seriously Burned m Flash Fire Chesaning Mich small children burned to death and their young mother lay in critical condition in a Saginaw hospital Tuesday as the result of an explosion and flash fire which leveled their farm home 3 miles northeast of here Monday night Mrs Mary Courtier 25 was suffering with burnes over her entire body Dead were 3 of her 4 daughters Marjorie 5 Carol Jean 4 and Bonnie Lou 8 months and 1 of her 2 2 The fatherLeonard 36 suf fered minor burns in aiding the rescue of his wife and 8yearold Genevieve who also suffered burns on the hands The other child Donald 6 escaped with only singed hair Sheriff William A Munroe said the family had returned from the funeral ot a friend in Saginaw Mrs Curlier wrapped the smallest children in blankets and laid them on a couch before kindling the fire in a coal stove the sheriff said One of the chil dren apparently had put gasoline in the kerosene can he added causing the blast as she poured the contents into the stove Courtier in another room of the 5room frame house at the time said he first carried Genevieve outside the flaming building and then removed his wife but was unable to reenter a third time Mason Citys 6 Below Is Low in State Mason City with 6 degrees be low zero had the lowest tempera ture reading in the state Tuesday morning as the new cold wave roared into Iowa with indications that it is going to hang around for a few days Iowa roads were reported nor mal or near normal throughout the state by the Iowa highway patrol The highways were a little icy in protected areas in the vi cinity of Cedar Rapids and slip pery in spots in the southeast scc lor of the state The Iowa weather bureau pre dicted that the states mean tem perature would average about 5 degrees lower than the state nor mal of 20 at least until Sunday A an hour wind swept the state Monday nightand tem peratures plummeted after mount ing into the high 30s and low 40s during the day Monday Light snowfall was fairly gen eral over the state and was heaviest at Dubuque and porl where the fall measured slightly over an inch The new frigid blasts struck quickly Monday and spread rap idly through the plains stales east ward across the north central re lion i Temperatures plunged as much as 42 degrees in Minnesota within a few hours and Tuesday the mer cury dropped to more than 20 de grees below zero in that state Subzero readings also were re ported in the Dakotas and parts of Wisconsin Iowa and Illinois Strong northwest winds added to the chilly discomfort The cold weather headed to ward the Atlantic seaboard where Monday many cities reported mild est temperatures in many years for that date Federal forecasters predicted a moderation in the frig id belt starting Wednesday Although rains have ended throughout the southern stales the steady falls the last 3 weeks brought warnings to many low land dwellers io evacuate to high er ground There were scattered evacuations in Mississippi while Rome Ga the Oostanaula river flooded into the west section of the community and threatened 500 families Rising floodwaters of the Tombigbee river sent many residents of lowlying areas in southeast Alabama scurrying for higher ground Federal forecasters predicted passing of flood crests at some points on the Tennessee river by midnight Tuesday nighl but they warned it would be several days before rivers in South Carolina would stop rising Streams many sections of North Carolina however have begun to recede Miamis 87 was the highest point on the nations weather map Monday General Eisenhower Goes to Hospital for Stomach Disorder Washington Dwigh1 D Eisenhower army chief of staff entered Walter Reed hospi tal Tuesday for treatment of a stomach disorder A war department statemen said General Eisenhower suffered a digestive upset this morning He drove out to Walter Reed hospital about 10 a m in his car and en tered hospital for observation Eisenhower returned 10 days ago from Florida where he rested and underwent treatment in Pratt general hospital for bursitis dis order the nerves in his arms Disarmament Atom Debate Postponed by Security Body Lake Success N Y Nations delegates took their disarmament maneuvers backstage Tuesday amid growing speculation that the United States was preparing to alter its policy All disarmament and atomic discussions have been postponed until Feb 4 in the security council because American Delegate Warren K Austin requested more time for further study by American officials The postponement approved by 9 of the delegates over the op position of the Russian and Polish representatives late Monday accomplished 2 things 1 It saved the United Slates from an embarrassing defeat in the security council and gave Gen George C Marshall the incoming secretary of slate and Austin the new American UN delegate time to consider American tactics 2 It enabled the council to plunge into Ihe dispute between Britain and Albania over the min ing of the Corfu channel in the Adriatic where 44 British seamen were killed Oct 22 as the result of 2 mine explosions The Brilish say Albanians planted the mines in violation of all kinds of ethics and regulations The Albanians deny the charge The Albanian case comes up for treatment as soon as the Albanian government sends expcrls to Lake Success to sit in the council with out any vole during consideration of the British complaint When that will be was not certain but the delegates agreed Monday again over Russian objections to inves tigate the British charge as soon as possible Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei A Gromyko of the soviet union probably with an occasional boost from Dr Oscar Lange of Poland was pxpected to help Albania answer the British charges The British were bent on Ret ting the council to make Albania apologize for the alleged mine planting and to pay damages for the 2 British destroyers hit and the seamen killed and injured in the Corfu explosions STAGE MARCH WHILE HERMAN OFFERS TRUCE Talmadge Willing to Put Squabble to Vote If Thompson Agrees Atlanta Herman Tal madge was hanged in effigy Tues day from the arm of a statue on the stale capitol grounds by some 2000 jeering university students who marched on the capitolto de mand that he get out of the office he took over last week The crowd joined by scores oE citizens in a march through down town Atlanta hoisted the gro tesque swastikamarked figure to the statue of the late Tom Watson It was the same spot where 5 years ago other students had hanged young Talmadges father in effigy during a protest over his firing of 2 university professors which led to disaccreditation of Georgia colleges The chanting mob of students descended on the capitol lawns shortly after Talmadge had told the state legislature that he was willing to resign and run for the office in a statewide election if acting Gov M E Thompson would also agree to do so The effigy Talmadge was at tired in bright red hallmark of the Talmadge white supremacy political faith lor many years The students chanted as they marched Open the door Her man Open the door Herman At least i of the marchers were coeds Many of them helped hoist aloft placards One of the signs read It cant happen here with the word cant marked out and replaced by the word did in bold letters They carried placards reading Georgia does not want a nazi government One banner had the figure of a lock and key a pistol and a swastika and the words These Must Go Talmadge offered In siibmit the controversy over the governorship of Georgia to the people in a democratic while primary elec tion as soon as the legislature completes its session Speaking to the general assemb ly as governor of Georgia upon its invitation Talmadge said If the lieutenant governor will resign your governor will re sign The speaker of the house of representatives will assume ex ecutive authority Under the slate constitution then the house speaker must call an election within GO days The legislative session is expected to end in March Talmadges offer came as a last minute revision in his prepared text Earlier Lt Governor M E Thompson who contends he is the acting governor following resigna tion of Ellis Arnall had chal lenged Talmadge to meet him in an election I have statedon 3 previous oc casions prior to my election as governor of Georgia and when I made my inaugural address that the office of governor of Georgia belongs to the people of Georgia Talmadge said I am anxious for the people of Georgia to have an opportunity to express their choice through a democratic while primary at the earliest possible moment Talmadge recommended that the legislature remain in session to institute a democratic white primary and strengthen the elec tion laws regarding qualification of voters There is one way and only one legal way thai the people can de termine this issue at the polls Talmadge said In the event of the death disa bility or resignation of the gov ernor and the lieutenant governor the executive authority of this state is vested in the speaker of the house of representatives who must call a special election within 60 days to elect a governor of Georgia Earlier Talmadge in his address had said the majority of the white people of Georgia are be hind us in this fight and threat ended if his opposition persisted to call for this majority of the white people to come to Atlanta and show them a real demonstra tion Thompson in a prepared state ment handed newsmen earlier at a morning news conference said lie would become a candidate for governor at the earliest time that an election for governor by the people can be held under the con stitution Thompson in his statement also urged that the state legislature adjourn until the present contro versy over the executive office can be adjudicated by fhe courts The students decision to organ ize a march on the capilol rame Monday at a meeting of leaders from a colleges here S   

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