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Publication: Mason City Globe Gazette January 29, 1947

Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 29, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMP OF AND A3CSIVEP 3La KOINES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL un Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 89 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One No 94 SOLONS FAVOR 2 RATE INCOME TAX U S Abandons China Peace Efforts EXPECT EARLY EVACUATION OF MARINE FORCE Delaying Tactics by Both Chinese Parties Cause U S Decision Washington United States irked by the delaying tac tics of both sides Wednesday formally abandoned its long ef ij forts to mediate the bitter civi strife between Chinese commun ists and the central governmen of Generalissimo Chiang Kai Shek The American ing early withdrawal of American marines from re vealed by the state department in an announcement issued simul taneously here and in China Specifically the department saic that this government has decided to terminate its connection with the committee of 3 which was established under American au spices on Feb 10 1945 to seek ac cord between Chiangs Kuomin tang and the communist party Secretary of State George C Marshall organized the committee during his long stay in China as President Trumans personal en voy and served as chairman The other 2 members represented Chi ang and the communists The state department said il dismantling the civilian and ilitary staff it had assembled in hina for the purpose of snper ising in the field the execution f the agreement for the cessation hostilities and the ion and reorganization of the forces in China Such an agreement never was ched and Marshall pinned the ame on the obstructionists tac fjts of extremists elements of th sides The American personnel in Ived in executive headquarters the committee of 3 will be idrawn as soon as possible state department announce ht said The headquarters were seiping state department official said lific plans for withdrawing ties would be announced soon arine corps spokesman indi it would include all marines i e announcement acknowl this governments belief it would be futile to expend energy in trying to end fckering between the 2 fac is also a tacit acknowledge hat past American efforts tten nowhere lugh the announcement no mention of the issues in there was no doubt that United States held both the lunese nationalists and commu ists to blame for the breakdown in the mediation efforts Shortly before leaving China to assume his new duties as secre tary of state Marshall issued a scathing statement condemning extremist elements of both sides for frustrating his mission Marshall said reactionaries in the Chiang government opposed almost every effort I made to in fluence the formation of a genuine coalition government He also attacked irreconcilable communists for deliberate mis representation and abuse of U S policies He said communist propaganda had given plain evi dence of a determined effort to mislead the Chinese people and to arouse bitter hatred of Americans 14000 Hudson Auto Workers Back on Jobs Detroit 14000 pro duction workers returned to their jobs at 3 plants of the Hudson Mo tor Car company Wednesday end ing a 2day strike called to protest suspension of a shop steward The walkout occurred Monday after the steward J Bommaraito was given a 2day disciplinary lay off for directing a male worker to ignore management orders that he replace a woman employe on the chassis line 5151000 for Book New York copy of the original edition of The Bay Psalm Book first book printed in the AngloAmerican colonies passed to the hands of Dr A S W Rosenbach New York book dealer Wednesday Rosenbach paid 000 for it at a charity auction Tuesday night outbidding Cornel ius V Whitney whose family had it since 1879 Roads Open to Traffic After Snow Weather in Iowa Wednesday was of the kind the weatherman should do something about for it ranged from high winds anddrift ing snow in the north to freezing rain and fog in the south Snowfall over the state ranged from 10 inches at Sibley and 8 inches at Decorah to 2 inches in central and eastern Iowa Mason City had a total of 6J inches heav iest for the year here with tem peratures in the 20s It was snowing heavily in many parts of the state Wednesday Iowa City and Des Moines reported heavy snow by 10 a m and the Iowa State Safety patrol reported heavy snow generally in the north east southwest and central areas of the state All highways in North Iowa were reported open Wednesday morning according to the High way Commission railroads were running nearly on time but the MidContinent planes did not land at the Mason City airport due to winds The Highway Commission said that by noon Wednesday the snow generally had stopped north of a line running from Le Mars to Waukon but that drifting was bad in the northeast In the 3 southern tiers of counties roads were ice coated and hazardous the com mission reported According to the Iowa State Safety patrol snow was falling heavily in central Iowawith vis ibility from J of a mile to a mile There was some drifting snow plows were operating and high ways were slippery In Northeast Iowa it was snow ingheavily inmost visibility limited and highways slippery Northwest Iowa reportec 3 to 5 inches of snow in the vicin ity of Spencer Fort Dodge Sioux City and Storm Lake All high ways were slippery with the ex ception of No 30 from Carroll to Dunlap There is one way traffic on No 75 from Le Mars north Highway No 10 to Storm Lake was reported blocked It reported snowing Heavily north and east of Atlantic bul bad stopped north of Le Mars and Waukon Mist was reported a Garner and the 3 southern rows of counties in Iowa were experi incing sleet and freezing tem peratures Buses were running late on many north and south routes across Iowa but east and west bus travel was near normal Rail road schedules had not been no iiceably affected Iowa tempera iures were in the 20s and low 30s jut the Des Moines weather tbu reau predicted colder Wednesday night Highways were reported blocked n some sections of Minnesota and air travel from Minneapolis to Chicago was temporarily halted by Northwest Lines MidContin ent Lines said flights would leave Minneapolis as scheduled International Falls Minn re ported 11 below as a cold wave noved in from Canada destined o hit with full force throughout 3 states by Thursday Winds and much of the snow was to subside by Wednesday night according to he Minneapolis weather bureau Rain falling in Los Angeles Tuesday night turned to snow in he mountains and whit ened the mountain peaks in the San Francisco Bay region Federal forecasters in Chicago iredicted clearing conditions over he show and rain belt and a drop n temperatures Thursday with near zero indicated in the North Central states by Friday Gl Toupee Newark N J war vet eran who lost his hair in the serv ce of his country applied to the administration for aid in ehabilitation He had his applica ion back Wednesday stamped with a brand new toupee Report 25 Killed as Chinese Plane Explodes Shanghai Chinese com mercial airliner carrying Metho ist Bishop and Mrs Schuyler Ed vard Garth Madison Wis among ts 26 occupants exploded aloft 00 miles west of Hankow and the ifficial Central News Agency said Wednesday 25 persons were killed The agency said the sole sur ivor was a very seriously in ured foreigner who was being ushed to a hospital The surviv rs identity was not reported The gency said its report came from i Chinese Civil Air authoritiesc AP Wirepholo 3 WIVES 1 HUSBAND THE WOMEN Welch 36 right was held in bail for further hearing Wednes day in Philadelphia by Magis trate Joseph A McDevitt on a charge of Digamy brought by the father of Mrs Thelma Ganther Welch 19 upper Thelma testified she married Welch last January 20 Mrs Antoinette Pizzl Welch 22 next to Thel testified she and Welch were married in November 1944 Mrs Augusta Owenby Welch 34 testified she married Welch 10 years ago Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Heavy snow Wednes day night with much blowing and drifting Snow and winds gradually diminishing Thurs day Colder Thursday Clearing and much colder Thursday night Low Wednesday night about 18 Iowa Heavy snow Wednesday night with much blowing and drifting snow Snow and winds gradually diminishing Thurs day Colder Thursday Clearing and much colder Thursday night Low Wednesday night 20 north to 25 south Highs Thurs day 20 north to 25 south Minnesota Snow south portion Wednesday night becoming heavy in extreme south portion Considerable blowing and drift ing snow Snow changing to flurries and ending Thursday Partly cloudy and rather cold north portion with snow flur ries near Lake Superior Cold south portion Wednesday night much colder entire state Thurs day and Thursday night Slow ly diminishing winds IN MASON CITY GolbeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 27 Minimum 22 At 8 a m Wednesday 23 Precipitation 47 Snow 6J inches YEAR AGO Maximum t 32 Minimum 19 Dewey Happy With House He Has Now Albany N Y Thomas E Dewey a potential candidate or the 1948 republican presiden Jal nomination says he is very sappy with the house I now have I am not looking for another louse he said Tuesday night at he annual legislative dinner of the New York Department of the American Legion STRIKE CLOSES LOCAL GROCER Wholesale Firm Joins Statewide Walkout The Mason City branch of the Western Grocer company was closed Wednesday to incoming or outgoing merchandise by a strike of warehousemen and truck driv ers reportedly caused by failure of vage negotiations The strike involves 15 or 16 employes The walkout followed similar action by Western Grocer em ployes in other Iowa cities At Marshalltown one of the points involved company officials said the walkout involved Des Moines Dubuque Carroll Otlumwa and Cedar Rapids as well as Marshall town and Mason City The spokesman for the Marshall town strikers said the general drivers union contract with the company expired Jan 1 and that the union and management had been unable to agree on a wage increase demanded by the work ers Only 10 workers were in volved at Marshalltown In Des Moines the Western Grocer company Wednesday be came the 3rd wholesale grocer supply firm to cease operations because of a strike of employe members of the warehousemen inside workers drivers and help ers union Union employes of the Grocers Wholesale CoOp Inc and of Winston Newell at Des Moines left their jobs Tuesday Japs Curb Building Tokyo Japanese gov ernment placed a ban Wednesday on all construction except residen tial asserting too many restau rants black market shops and movie houses were being built HOUSE SET TO EXTEND RATES ON EXCISE TAX Representative Engel Warns Income Levy Cut May Spell GOP Defeat Washington UR The house was set Wednesday to pass the 1st major bill of the new measure to continue the high war time excise tax rates on such items as jewelry liquor cosmetics the ater tickets communications and luggage The extension bill was requested by President Truman and was ex pected to pass easily The excise rates were to have dropped back to prewar levels on July 1 but the president said this would have cost the government a year in badly needed revenue Other congressional develop ments 1 Rep Albert J Engel R Mich warned his fellow republi cans that plans for an acrossthe board cut in income taxes may spell defeat for the GOP in 1948 He said tax reduction should be concentrated in lower income brackets 2 Theodore R Iserman a New York attorney attacked the Wag ner act as a strikebreeder Testi fying before the senate labor com mittee has asked congressto enact a broad program of remedial labor legislation including a ban on the closed shop 3 The congressional atomic en ergy committee planned an over all review of atomic bomb secrecy and the activities of foreign agents The group intended to question civilian and military atomic of ficials possibly next week to learn how well atomic secrets are being kept 4 It became apparent that leg islation for universal military training still faced rough going despite the administrations latest plea for action A poll among a 10man house armed services sub committee on universal training showed only 2 members now flat ly in favor of such a program The majority indicated they would back it only if it were proved vital to national defense 5 It was learned that President Truman has asked Senate Presi dent Arthur H Vandenberg R Mich and Sen Tom Connally D Tex to accompany Secretary of State George C Marshall to the Moscow foreign ministers confer ence to help prepare German peace terms Both senators helped former Secretary of State James F Byrnes at past peacemaking conferences On the income tax front Engel sharply attacked policies of the house republican leadership He said the GOP proposal for a 20 per cent tax cut across the board would bring little real benefit to small taxpayers and hence give the democrats a potent campaign ar gument in 1948 Warren RAustin U S repre sentative to the United Nations went before a joint meeting of the senate and house armed services committees to outline this coun trys world obligations under the UN It was Austin who said after a conference with President Truman Tuesday that universal military training is a must for national security until world atomic con trols have been set up Elsewherein congress Chairman Edith Nourse Rog ers R Mass of the house veter ans committee said congress should overhaul the veterans disability pension system to wip out flag rant inequalities Hearings on recent air crashes resumed in both the house and senate The house commerce com mittee summoned David L Behncke president of the Pilots Association A sen ate commerce subcommittee heard testimony from Rear Adm J W Reeves commander of the naval air transport service and strong advocate of radar landing aids ExGI Loses British Fiancee to Miner After Paying Trip Superior W Va Buesirig Waterloo Nebr ex serviceman lost his pretty English fiancee to a Superior coal miner but shes promised to return the transAtlantic passage money he forwarded her Buesing located Eiieen Edwards 17 year old London blonde here Tuesday after a cross country search from Yadkinville N Car and found her engaged Theodore Crabtrce Said she on Buesings arrival Hell be reimbursed financially Buesing sadly recalled he had become engaged to her 2 years ago when he was stationed in England Shipped home 6 months later he continued the romance by mail forwarded her fare and was waiting on the dock with a wedding ring when her ship ar rived in New York last Thurs day Three hours after they arrived at his sisters home in Yadkin ville where they were to be mar ried she disappeared and he learned she had taken a bus to WinstonSalem and thence to West Virginia Of her new fiancee whom she met in London a year after Bues ing left Miss Edwards said It was not love nn first sight as I grew to know him I fell in love with him She plans to marry him in a few days Man Held After Confessing Slaying of Black Dahlia Police Book Voorhees on Suspicion of Murder After Signed Statement Los Angeles S Voorhees curlyhaired and husky was booked Wednesday in the county jail on suspicion of mur der after police said he signed a confession to the sadistic mu tilation slaying of beautiful Eliz abeth Short Detective Ed Barrett displayed a sheet of paper on which was written I did kill Beth Short It was signed Dan Voorhees Voorhees 33 and blueeyed surrendered to homicide detail of ficers late Tuesday night after telephoning them he would be waiting on a downtown street corner Barrett said he announced Im so sick I cant stand it any longer I killed the Black Dahlia Take me to jail I want to get it over with Miss Short 22 was known to her friends as the Black Dahlia because of her penchant for flow er headdress and black raiment She was found dead in a vacant lot Jan 15 Her nude body had been battered and bisected at the diaphragm After signing the onesentence confession Barrett reported Voor hees declined to discuss the case further saying Ive talked too much already I want to see a lawyer Det Lt Charles King said ques tioning would be suspended until he recovers from his bewildered and befuddled state Dr Paul De River police psychiatrist report ing on a brief examination said he could come to no definite conclusion The shocking slaying of the young film hopeful from Medford Mass has in recent days brought police and newspapers a deluge of crank notes But among the messages were some officers be lieved authentic One contained the girls address hook and social security card Another said the slayer would give himself up at 10 a m Wednesday Voorhees ar rest came less than 12 hours from the deadline but Barrett quoted him as saying he had no part of any of the communications Police began an immediate check of several hotels where Voorhees reported he had been living and police were notified in Phoenix Ariz where Voorhees said he has a wife and daughter 9 The Phoenix police identifica tion bureau reported that one Dan Voorhees had been arrested there 5 times and in 1942 was ques tioned in connection with an as sault to commit rape Phoenix rec ords showed no disposition Voor hees said he was released on the charge The other arrests Phoenix po lice reported were in 1936 when he gave his age as 22 on a charge of disturbing the peace in 1939 1940 and 1946 on drunk charges Phoenix records gave Voorhees home address as Kelso Cal Rifle Death Accidental Des Moines death of Sam Whidby 10yearold son of Mrs Lester E Pollard Berwick in an accident with a rifle was termed accidental Tuesday by Coroner A E Shaw Gl Brings Aussie Phone Bride Home for Rites New Him Minn Robert Bloodsworth of St Paul tept his promise Wednesday to Municipal Judge Russell Johnson 3e brought his transPacific tele phone bride back to the judge for an inperson ceremony Bloodsworth was married last Sept 1 by telephone from New Jim to Pat Harnan in her home Australia Judge fohnson officiated Bloodsworth promised hed bring Miss Harman o New Ulm to be remarried when she got to the U S Boy do I feel good Bloods worth said Tuesday night just be fore leaving St Paul to join his bride at an undisclosed meeting place He wanted to keep the ren dezvous a secret Lets just say Im going to meet her some place south of New Ulm he said The pair was married by tele phone in hope of getting army transportation to the U S for the bride But the army and the state would not recognize the marriage and she had to wait tor other transportation She arrived in the U S last Saturday but Bloodsworth could not meet her because he was on duty at WoldChamberlain air field They had not seen each other for 2 years The soldier said he met his bride when he was on leave at Sydney during the war He said he con sidered the first marriage legal but the immigration officials didnt and theyre the boys who count Tirtsrc hrcnmc an au thority on transPacific marriages when he united Howard Auftder heidc New Ulm and a girl last summer He said he con sidered telephone marriages legal He said he was tickled to death that the Australian girl got to the U S but that he thought they picked a bad day to get married because of the weather After the ceremony the couple was 1o go on a 2 week honeymoon Bloodsworth had a 15day fur lough from his flight engineer du ties at thf AP Wiropholo DANIEL VOOKHEES Stand It Any Longer Reds Reject Proposal to Curb Austria London United States proposed Wednesday that the Austrian peace treaty contain a clause forbidding Austria from making any agreement with any other country which might affect Austrian independence directly or indirectly Russia rejected the American proposal insisting that it was far too general The Soviets have con tended that the only check on Austrias international relations should be a provision against an other union with Germany The U S recommendation would re elude a cramping alliance by Aus tria with any power Gen Mark W Clark advanced the independence proposal at the meeting of the deputies of the Big Four foreign ministers which are considering the Austrian peace settlement Feodor Gusev the Soviet crele ate turned down Clarks sug jestion He objected to it taking in so much ground with regard to any future commitment by Aus tria In a 3 hour meeting Wednesday the deputies failed to agree on any one article of the Austrian treaty Robert Murphy American mem ber uf the council informed Nor man Robertson Canadian high commissioner that the deputies could not promise to hear Can adian arguments in favor of full participation by the small pow ers in the German peace settle ment Murphys action was interpreted by political quarters as repre senting a victory for Russia in a campaign to block the efforts of small countries to gain a full voice in the treaty reparation The American British and French deputies all favored in creased participation for the smaller belligerents but Gusev had held out TRUMAN PLANS TOUR IN MEXICO Washington resident Truman plans to fly to Mexico City early in March for a good will tour of the neighboring Latin American republic While House Press Secretary Charles G Ross said detailed plans had not been completed but that Mr Truman would be the guest of Mexicos new president Miguel Aleman Ataman will re turn the visit later Mr Truman plans to remain in Mexico about 3 days It has not been decided whether Mrs Tru iman will accompnny him BUT WANT 100 PER CENT LEVY FOR NEXT YEAR Approve Preliminary Amendment on Measure Final Action Thursday Des ftloines Iowa senate voted Wednesday in favor collecting individual income taxes due March 31 at the half rate but provided that the rate should go back to 100 per cent next year The vote came on a preliminary amendment with final action on sending the measure to the house expected Thursday Later action in cither house could change Wed nesday mornings decision Compromising on the tax study committee bill which proposed to establish the 50 per cent tax rate on a permanent basis the senate adopted 30 to 20 an amendment by Senator Robert A HockhiH R Marshalltown to make the half rate applicable only to the 1947 collection on 1946 income The effect of the senates ac tion il finally written into law by both houses would be to re store the income tax to the 100 per cent rate in 1948 unless the legislature acts otherwise before the end this session Adoption of the R o c k h i 11 amendment indicated the senate would pass the bill in its revised form after it reconvenes Wednes day following the noon recess The amendment produced the first concrete test on the income tax rate and was supported by senators who have been holding out for a 100 per cent collection of this years taxes to provide an es timated extra a year for higher school aids and other pur poses During the debate Senator Al den L Doud raised a question whether the legislature after once limiting the 50 per cent rate to this years collection could act later in the session to make the rate for 1948 and future years ap plicable at 50 per cent Lt Gov Kenneth A Evans who was presiding ruled that it could Before the tax debatet opened the senate defeated 38 to 11 an at tempt by a group of senators who sought to recall a bill passed Tues day which would increase the state sales tax on liquor from 2 per cent to 10 per cent with the revenue from the extra 8 per cent going to cities and towns for law enforcement The bill now goes to the house The unexpected recall move led by Majority Leader Leo Elthon sought to accomplish the same results by merely in creasing the price of liquor sold in stateowned stores Elthon argued his method would be simpler but Senators George Paul RDes and Devere Watson RCouncil who led the unsuccessful fight against the recall contended a sales tax boost was the fairest and surest way to raise the funds Senator Ralph W Zastrow R Charles City proposed Wednes day to return the Iowa premium tax on insurance companies back where it was before the 1945 gen eral assembly established a uni form rate of 2 per cent on both Iowa and foreign outofstate insurance corporations The last legislature enacted the uniform rate on the threat that a U S supreme court decision holding that different rates on domestic and foreign companies amounted to discrimination and might result in a large loss of state revenue Before 1945 Iowa companies paid a tax of 11 per cent on gross premiums or assessments and for eign companies 21 per cent Zas trows bill also backed by Sena tors William Linnevold RDe Richard V Leo RDy Kathlyn Kirketeg RBed ford and J F Miller RHum would restore the former rates It was filed for introduction Also filed with the senate were these bills requested by the Iowa Bankers association Permitting banks to go on a S day business week under rules prescribed by the state banking department Increasing the salaries of the deputy state banking superintend ent from to annually and bank examiners from to S6000 a year Other new senate bills would permit insurance companies to in sure all kinds of risks withoutJim itation if they maintained a 000 surplus and authorize life in surance companies to invest in urban real estate The FauIBerg bill exempting war veterans from payment of in terest and penalties on any general property taxes not paid in 1945 and 194S was recommended for passage by the senate ways and means committee ;

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Publication: Mason City Globe Gazette

Location: Mason City, Iowa

Issue Date: January 29, 1947

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