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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 28, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMP HIiTtlHY AMD fl rC H I VE 3 MOIhES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL un Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 28 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One No 9S JEWISH GANG RELEASES 2 BRITONS SOLONS DEFEAT DELAYING MOVE ON TAX ACTION House Turns Down Bill for More Rigid Rules on Lobbyists in Iowa Des Moines a flurry of important action the Iowa senate Tuesday 1 Defeated by a 3018 vote the Lynes resolution which sought to delay action on the half rate state individual income tax bill until after major appropriations 11 had been made 2Passed by a 443 vote with out debate a measure which would increase the sales tax on liquor sold in stateowned stores from 2 per cent to 10 per cent in order to make an estimated a year available to cities and towns for law enforcement I The house meantime defeated G645 a measure which would jhave required more rigid regula tion of lobbyists T The bill would have required lobbyists to register It would have them to report the amount if money spent to whom it was liven and in the interests of what egislation it was spent With 44 members listed as spon sors a bill was introduced in the Iowa house of representatives jFuesday which would in effect jive municipal authorities virtual local option powers in issuing beer licenses The bill was 1 of 8 introduced In the house which also passed 4 tninor bills Tuesday and sent them the senate One of the bills passed would ermit cities and towns to levy ixes for parking lots and parking eters Hep Charles S Van Eaton il Sioux City said the legisla was needed to meet serious rking problems in many Iowa ties The new bills introduced in the juse included one to pay prop sy taxes of old age assistance ints out of the state funds ler than collect from the sale he property after the death of clients as at present he senate passed and sent to Z bills introduced by its Sfing committee at the request Iowa Bankers association e would allow banks to lend y on city and town real estate a the first 2 tiers of counties adjoining state This priviT s now restricted to loans on Probe Train Wreck Caused by Wire Jamming Switch 4 Dead Walton Ind Police Detective John R Fisher said Tuesday that the derailment of a fast Pennsylvania railroad pas senger train which killed 4 per sons couldnt have been an ac cident Fisher said a large bale of wire which the train struck could not have rolled on to the track of its own accord The wreck occurred at 6 oclock Monday night as the flyer sped through this small town enroute from Cincinnati to Chicago The railroad previously had placed the number of dead at 6 A representative of the railroad at Chicago said Tuesday that 2 bodies had been counted twice State Detective Fisher said that a state police investigation showed the accident was either sabotage or larceny Someone either placed thi wire on the track or it caugh there while they were attempting to steal it he said The state police were orderec intothe investigation by Gov Ralph Gates after the wire wa found jammed beneath the loco motives pilot wheels The federa bureau of investigation joined thi inquiry The locomotive struck the wire WRECKING CREWS DIG crews begin cleanup work on the locomotive right and tender of the Pennsylvania passenger train which was wrecked at Walton Ind Monday night In the background are the smashed coaches Schwellenbach Lashes Labor Bills Wants Trumans Plan Secretary of Labor Strikes Out Directly at Proposal by Ball and other bill would formally Jize banks to make G I l Senator George Faul R chairman of the committee said there was oubt about this authority ent law which limits loans of 50 per cent of value if the loan ex qyond 10 years enate again deferred action judiciary committees so portaltoportal pay bill Jfoeasure was designed to pro pit Iowa State courts from en IJrtaining suits to collect 100 per Icent penalties for failure to pay i wages or overtime as is allowed under federal law Senators dis agreed over the language and ef fect of the proposed bill Among new bills introduced in the senate were the following Increasing the compensation of county recorders in 11 population brackets by annually Revising and broadening the state law governing the weight ehgth and speed of motor vehicles to conform with the laws of other states Permitting county boards of su Epervisors to contract for the use I of county equipment for grading I lanes and other drainage work in Washington o Labor Schwellenbach urged sena tors Tuesday to approve Presiden Trumans proposal for creation o a commission to study labor prob lems but criticized most other pending bills designed to iron out abormanagement trouble He told the senate labor com mittee the trouble is that the ar I rural areas when no I equipment is available private The beer regulation measure in troduced in the house was the 2nd to come Before the legislature The measure similar to one in troduced in the senate last week with 32 sponsors would prohibit booths and partitions in places where beer is sold prohibit serv ing food in such an establishment and raise the beer tax from 4 to 8 cents a barrel The 44 house members represent almost 40 per cent of the member ship The 32 senators who spon sored the senate bill represent more than 60 per cent of the mem bership of the upper house It takes 55 votes in the house and 25 in the senate for passage of a bill Principal sponsor of the house bill is Rep Gene Poston RCory By changing the word shall to in the present law as the nouse bill proposed city and town councils would be given discretion on issuing beer licenses even the applicants met pres mt requirements There was a record number of nfantile paralysis cases in the Inited States in of collective bargaining has been forgotten Given a reasonable op portunity management and labor can relearn the process and work out their problems between themselves he said Schwellenbach struck out di rectly at one bill introduced by Senator Ball RMinn to out law industrywide collective bar gaining But the secretarys pre pared testimony took no notice ol another Ball thai would permit the firing of strik ers It was introduced only Monday and drew from Senator Elbert Thomas DUtah the description most reactionary Both Ball and Thomas are mem bers of the labor committee Turning to the sheaf of legisla tion before the group Schwellen bach in his text 1 Declared that creation of a mediation board either inside or outside the department of labor would impede industrial peace rather thanfurther it 2 Oppose abolition of the labor departments conciliation service 3 Said it would be a serious blow to the bureau of labor sta tistics to force it to make public all agreements and arbitration awards which have been obtained through the voluntary coopera tion of employers Opposed elimination of the checkoff system of collecting union dues through payroll deduc tions is nothing immoral about it Schwellenbach said 5 Declared supervisory em ployes are entitled to organize and bargain collectively provided that they do not belong to the same union as production em ployes or a union dominated by such a production employes union 6 Criticized the language of a proposal to make it easier to sue unions 7 Urged that a provision to out law secondary boycotts be modi fied in line with President Tru mans recommendations to ex empt boycotts intended to pro tect wage rates and working con ditions S Asked for safeguards in a proposal requiring registration of labor organizations so as not to force creation of a new bureau in the labor department to handle them 9 Declared that a substantial advance in industrial relations would be destroyed by enaci I ment of legislation outlawing the closed shop union shop and main tenance of union membership 10 Opposed Balls bill to ban industrywide collective bargain ing Martyr Death Try Stopped by Mac Arthur Tokyo Japanese car penter hoping to be shot as a martyr was seized by Gen Doug las MacArihur Sunday when he rushed up to the general and tried to hand him a package contain ing a wooden sword it was dis closed Tuesday An official an nouncement said the man was seized by a mem ber of MacAr thurs honor guard as he ap prqached the su preme command er outside the MacArthur headquarters building An eye witness said MacArthur person ally grabbed the mans arms and handed him over to the guard In the package were a wooden sword and an attached letter stat ing the carpenters desire to die Erom an American bullet to pro test the miserable condition of Ihe Japanese MacArthur ordered the military police to lecture the man 58 yearold Ichijiro Adatchi on good manners and release him The ieneral kept the sword which he is giving to his son as a souvenir Adatchi rushed up to MacAr hur from the crowd watching him enter his office building Sunday morning Hundreds of spectators ather close around him daily as enters The carpenters letter said I am determined to commit suicide by a shot from the rifle of a U S oldier while making a show of nolestin him an American sol I have no intention of com mitting any crime The Japanese are in a miser able condition living in dugouts and shacks as the result of the unexpected defeat in the war I vorry for them and wish to peti ion aid from the United States for hese unfortunate people General MacArthur and Ameri ans I intend to die without fear I have one child 19 Please VlacArthur take him in your care mploy him in any capacity even s a messenger or janitor British Banker Dies London Fisher 63 haitman of Barclays Bank Ltd lied Monday night of a cerebral Tpmorrhage BURZETTE GETS 6 MONTHS IN JAIL Admits Forgery to Judge Who Held Murder Trial Melvin Burzette who pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder be fore Judge M H Kepler on Jan 19 1927 appeared before the same judge Tuesday and pleaded guilty to a charge of forgery Judge Kepler noting that Bur zette now has a wife and 5 chil dren sentenced him to a 6 months term in the county jail on the forgery charge Maximum sentence for the offense is 10 years in the penitentiary Burzette ad mitted forging a check on a former employer M H Davis County Attorney James Brown recommended a pentiary sentence When Burzette pleaded guilty 20 years ago to being an accom plice in the murder of Morris C Van Note Lime Creek school di rectori he was sentenced by Judge Kepler to serve 12 years in the penitentiary The judge noted that Burzettes cousin Everett was given a life sentence for the ac tual shooting during a school rob bery but declared that there was a distinction between the 2 which led him to impose the lighter sentence Burzette was paroled from the mens reformatory Oct 31 1931 after serving less than 5 years of his 12 year term On Sept 22 1937 he was again committed to thereformatory in connection with the theft of a pig He was released a 2nd time on Aug 21 1940 Judge Kepler asked Burzette from the bench Tuesday if he had ever before written a bad check and the prisoner answered that he iiad not and pushed it ahead until the wire caught and threw a switch The locomotive spun end to end whipcracking 6 of the 8 cars off the track Only a diner and a parlor car remained on the rails Thirtysix persons were taken to hospitals Monday night but 13 were released after treatment for minor injuries Of the 23 remain ing in hospitals Tuesday only 2 were reported in serious condi tion The bale of wire measuring 2 feet across the top and weighing approximately 400 pounds was one of several stacked alongside the track at the outskirts of town The engineer of the speeding train N J Lamertine 55 Rich mond Ind said that just before the train approached Walton he felt a heavy bump and applied the air brakes but that the locomo tive already had left the track and was tearing up wooden ties and bouncing crazily along the road bed Uninjured Lamertine direct ed his own rescue by crews cut ting through the pipes and heavy engine plates AUSTIN FAVORS TRAINING PLAN Says Military Setup Necessary for Security Washington R Austin United States representa tive to the United Nations said after a white house call Tuesday that the basis of the nations whole security program must be universal military training The world Austin told report ers must have the knowledge we have the trained men in the back ground Austins statement after talk ing with President Truman came at a time when military men are urging theUnited States to adopt some form of universal training Leaders in congress have indi cated extreme reluctance to take such a step While Austin was at the white iiouse Chairman Andrews R N Y of the house armed serv ces committee announced at the capitol that the senate and house armed services committees will lear the United Nations represen ative at a closed session Wed nesday Later Andrews said Secretary of State Marshall and former Sec retary Byrnes probably will be ieard by the joint group or by he house committee itself AP TTlrepholo MRS DIXON AND HER Opal Dixon 35 left talks with her 2 daughters Mrs Louise Asplin 18 center and Mrs Jewell Coultis 16 in district court in Des Moines Tuesday Mrs Dixon pleaded innocent to bank robbery charges Mrs Dixon Pleads Innocent to Charges of Robbing Bank Judge Sets Trial for Monday Accused of Holdup in Des Moines Des Moines IP Dixon 35 pleaded Mrs O p a innocent in Jackpot at Headquarters Houston Tex workman n police headquarters was push ing a confiscated slot machine on a cart A man stopped him and dropped a nickel in the oee armed bandit He caught 60 nckels n his hat and walked away Weather Report FORECAST tfason City Cloudy with snow end ing Wednesday afternoon Low Tuesday night about 25 Much colder Wednesday night Iowa Cloudy snow will over spread state Tuesday night and continuing Wednesday Much colder Wednesday night Low Tuesday night 25 to 28 Highest Wedensday 28 to 33 owa 5day Weather Outlook The mean temperature will average 510 degrees below the state normal of 18 above Little change Wednesday colder Wednesday night and Thursday Little change Friday and Sat urday warmer Saturday night and Sunday Precipitation will average from i to i inch occur ring as light to moderate snow Wednesday night and Thursday General snow flurries Sunday Mostly cloudy snow Tuesday continuing in most of south portion Tuesday night and Wednesday Continued rather cold north portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24hour period ending at 8 Oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 36 Minimum 20 At 8 a m Tuesday 26 YEAR AGO Maximum 29 Minimum 9 Remove 2 Pounds of Assorted Metal from Bulls Stomachs Freeport 111 a prize bull stood in his stall and chewed hay in comfort Tuesday Inka had good reason for his comfort He had undergone an opera ion which rid him of 2 pounds of assorted scrap metal and pebbles in lis 2 stomachs The operation performed by Dr T H Ferguson Lake Geneva Wis produced this loot 13 pieces of baling 1 bolt a dozen stones of assorted sizes one of sheet metal one by 3 inches an 8penny nail part of a 16 penny nail and some smaller odds and ends Inka caused widespread concern i few weeks ago when his weight ell from 2000 to 1700 pounds Veterinarians examined the pride of the W T Rawlcteh farm with similar o hose used in Y locating mines on battlefields and found the metal They also dis covered Inka had a liver ailment and administered penicillin to save the bulls life Dr Ferguson performed the ma jor operation quickly after ad ministering an aneasthetic Inka awoke before a fresh pile of hv H ronfcnfedly district court Tuesday to charges of robbing the Des Moines Bank Trust company of last week Judge Russell Jordan set jury trial of the case for next Monday Mrs Dixon appeared calm as she entered her plea before the courtroom which wasjammed to overflowing While standing before the judge she turned and smjjed at her 2 teenaged married daughters who were standing at the side of the courtroom A personal attorney appeared to represent Mrs Dixon replacing a courtappointed attorney named ast week He moved to 1 Make the information against her more definite 2 Ask that the court order the sheriff to permit a medical ex amination to be made of Mrs Dixon by a physician appointed by herself or her counsel The attorney also told the court he had not been given a copy of a signed statement in which Police Chief Jack Brophy said Mrs Dixon admitted the robbery as well as the holdup of a St Louis bank Judge Jordan said he would rule on the motions before the trial Mrs Dixon was returned to jail under S50000 bond The formal charge against Mrs Dixon that of entering a bank with intent to rob carries a mandatory life sentence upon con viction J Indian Trouble i Roswell N M e x Chester H Bohart B29 Super fort pilot at the Roswell army air field said he thought the shooting was all over Now hes not so toward the runway sure Taxing Bohart noticed a tire going flat Inside the tire mechanics found an Indian arrowhead British Agree on Plan to Free Burma London British gov ernment announced Tuesday it had reached an agreement with Burma that will permit the Asiatic dependency to attain independ ence Lord PethickLawrence secre tary of state for India and Burma said that an interim government similar to that established for India would administer affairs during the transitory period for the 262000 square mile region and its 17000000 inhabitants Burma lies just east of India It was a battleground in the war against Japan Lord PethickLawrence an nounced the accord in the house He said a constituent made up entirely of Burmese nationals would be elect ed next April Minister Attlee was due lo report the agreement to the louse of commons later Tuesday The accord was reached after 2 weeks of discussions with Bur mese nationalist f of lords assembly PROBE DEATH OF IOWA YOUTH 10 Boy Fatally Injured in Rifle Accident Berwick authorities were investigating Tuesday the death of Sam Whidby 10 who was faially injured late1 Monday afternoon in an accident with a 22 caliber rifle at his home Mr and Mrs Lester E Pollard the mother and stepfather of the boy said they were unable to de termine immediately how the ac cident happened They were not at home at the time Russell Davis also of Berwick took the boy to a Des Moines hos pital where Polk County Coroner A E Shaw pronounced the boy dead The bullet Dr Shaw said en tered the right side of the chest and traveled to the left either puncturing the aorta or going di rectly through the heart Dr Shaw said Pollard asserted he owned a 22 caliber rifle but that it was not in working order Judge Upsets OPA Industry Sugar Ration Washington Judge F Dickinson Letts Tuesday issued an injunction immediately up setting OPAs industrial sugar ra tioning program He rejected a lovernment plea forstayof judg ment OFA attorneys said the Injunc tion would require an entirely new system of rationing sugar to ndustrial users They annonuced they would ask the U S court of appeals to take jurisdiction of the case and stay execution of the judgment OPAs industrial sugar ration orders for January already have jeen issued But Judge Letts said le saw no reason why an illegal ration order should be continued even for a month So he issued he injunction in1 a way that for jids OPA to issue industrial ra ion orders for February OPA sources said however the decision does not mean that in dustrial users are free immediate ly to buy sugar without ration certificates They said an OPA requirement that ration evidence be surrend ered to cover all sugar purchases is not invalidated by the injunc ion The industrial sugar rationing srogram applies to candy makers jakers soft drink makers and other such users Carl Auerbach OPA attorney said the system of rationing to housewives will not e affected by the injunction al hough if OPA is unable to ration ndustrial sugar the rationing pro gram for domestic consumers un doubtedly would suffer The challenge to the industrial program was brought by the Mo berly Mo Milk Products Co The firm contended that OPAs method of rationing sugar on an historical jasis was unfair and discrimina ory Under this method an industrial user was given a percentage of he amount of sugar he used in a previous base period New com anies such as Moberly were al otcd arbitrary amount KIDNAPED MEN FREED IN FACE OFARMY ACTION British Judge Banker Were Held as Hostages for Condemned Irgumst Jerusalem UFB The Jewish underground confronted with preparations for stern British mil itary action Tuesday night re leased 2 kidnaped Britons held as hotsages for a condemned Irgun ist authoritative sources reported Judge Ralph Windham who was abducted from his Tel Aviv courtroom Tuesday was found near the Kessem film house on the Tel Aviv seashore the public in formation service reported The Jewish agency announced that Maj H A I Collins who was seized Sunday had been set free on the outskirts of Jerusalem Windham was reported picked up near the movie in Tel Aviv by a car searching the area Police cars were shuttling through the slum area of North Jerusalem in search of Collins whom the Irgunists said had been freed late Tuesday Gershon Hirsch Jewish agency spokesman said Collins was somewhere on the fringe of Jeru salem walking until police patrols found him Police headquarters dispatched cars to shuttle around the edge of the city in search of Collins Collins was kidnaped Sunday and Windham Monday on the eve of the scheduled hanging of Bov Gruner convicted by a military court of participation in a rob bery The United Press at Tel Aviv received a handwritten note say ing Collins and Windham would be released Stamped with the Irgunist mot to By blood and fire Judah has fallen and by blood and fire Judah shall rise the note said We have decided to release both Collins and Windham They will be released immediately But not because we are frightened of the military but because our pur pose has been achieved Our pur pose was to save Dov Gruner Dov Gruner is saved He will not be hanged Au thorities know what we are talk ing about They know that if Gruner were killed they would pay a high price Gen Sir Miles C Dempsey commander in chief of British forces in the middle east arrived in Jerusalem on the eve the scheduled imposition of statutory martial law over parts of Pales tine He was expected to remain here only for consultations with Gen Sir Evelyn Barker commander in Palestine But responsible quar ters believed he was likely to command personally the start military operations if martial law were decreed One Jewish prison attendant was killed and 7 Arab prisoners were wounded when fighting broke out in the central prison of Jerusalem Officials said the trouble was over rations and had no ostensible relation to the coun trywide crisis Police reinforce ments restored order Mayor Israel Hokah of Tel Aviv acting for the responsible Jewish leadership demanded that the un derground free H I Collins and Judge Ralph Windham At his re quest the British suspended the Tel Aviv curfew until 5 p m Wednesday to facilitate any re sponse to his request In London Colonial Secretary Arthur Creech Jones told com mons Tuesday that the govern ment was considering evacuating British women and children from Palestine and concentrating civil personnel there in a security area North Iowa Gets Snowstorm Instead of Near Zero Mark North Iowa which had been promised near zero temperatures Tuesday got a snowstorm instead The temperature in the morning reached a low of 20 degrees and then climbed to 26 at 8 a m A low of 0 to 10 above had been predicted The snow began at Sioux City during the morning and spread across the state at first missing the Mason overspread City area while it Hardin county and that vicinity Shortly before noon however it began to snow in Ma son City and gained in intensity until there were several inches on Ihe ground by middfternoon The Des Moines weather bureau said the snow would continue Wednesday and that temperatures would drop to much colder by Wednesday night The low Tues day night however was pre dicted from 25 to 28   

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