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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 12, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                EMSTMENT OF HIST8RY ANS ARCHIVE BES K9INE3 In NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Lm Associated Frew United Press Pull Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 12 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One No 106 BRITAIN PUT ON EMERGENCY BASIS Talmadge Receives Nod From Judge GOVERNOR RIFT GOES TO STATE HIGH TRIBUNAL Ruling by Superior Judge Clashes With Previous Court Verdict McDonough Ga Judge Walter Hendrix ruled Wed nesday that Herman Talmadge is the legal governor of Georgia In a 2000 word decision Judge I Hendrix said the legislature was within its constitutional rights when it elected Talmadge Jan 15 jj to the 4year term of the late Eu j gene Talmadge his father a The court sustaineddemurrers I of Herman Talmadge and dis ij i missed a suit of Lt Gov M E Thompson which had asked a dec aratory judgment ousting Tal j nadge from the governorship The judge said it is clear that he general assembly has the right D decide when there was no elec on by the people It did decide lat on account of the death of the Dvernorelect there had been no ection by the people In our jinion the constitution then put ie duty and responsibility on it elect and install a governor his duty and responsibility it de i ded as it saw fit When it the gislature acts within its author i i y courts cannot interfere Judge Hendrixs decision ren j ered before about 200 spectators n Henry countys rural court oow was in direct opposition to Jic finding of another superior circuit judge last Friday at florae Ga There Judge Claude 1 Porter took a conflicting view that he legislature had unquestionably exceeded its authority and ruled Talmadges election was invalid i Counsel for Thompson said f Judge Hendrixsdecision would be appealed at once to the Geor gia supreme court Before the courts decision Lt Gov Thompson authorized the following comment which he said stands as my comment before the decision and which will still be my cision comment after the de Said Thompson Both Judge Hendrix and Judge Porter are honorable men and highly re spected as judges throughout the state The next decision rests with the state supreme court The people are entitled to the earliest possible final decision on this is sue Talmadge TV hen informed at Atlanta by the Associated Press said he was not surprised at the decision He added that lie had felt confident from the start that the decision would be in his favor inasmuch as many of the law yers of Georgia had take the same position He said he now hoped those who have been obstructing our program in the general assembly would now join forces with us to carry out the program laid down by his father whose death pre cipitated the gubernatorial suc cession controversy Iowa House Votes Control Board Powers Des Moines Gene Poston DCorydon Wednesday defended the actions of Republi can Governor Robert D Blue and the state board of control in con nection with state institutions His statement preceded the pas sage of the first 2 of 3 bills which would increase the authority of the board in matters of appoint ments salaries and personnel The first bill passed by a vote of 104 to 0 would take from the governor and give to the board authority to appoint institution business managers The board now appoints only the institution su perintendents while the governor names the business managers The division of responsibility has caused confusion and dissension in numerous instances The 2nd measure was sent to the senate by a vote of 102 to 0 It would give the board authority to set salaries of all ofits em ployes As it stands now a large number of the employes salaries are set by law The 3rd bill which did not come up before adjournment would au thorize the board to hire a quali fied psychiatrist to supervise the care of patients in state mental hospitals These bills are to correct a sit uation which has been criticized in general Poston said I have no criticism of the governor My firm belief is that the responsi bility for these conditions is the fault of half a dozen legislatures interimcommittees and the public in general You cant blame any one in particular Preceding passage of the 2 board of controlbills the house approved 3 minor measures One went to the seriate and the other 2to the governor One of those sent to the gover nor would make the use of a label Made in Iowa subject to per mission of the Iowa development commission The vote was 97 to 0 The other measure which went to the governor would increase the rate paid for publication by newspapers of laws passed by the legislature from J the legal rate to the full rate The vote was 97 to 0 Wanf to Examine Man for Tossing Away Bills Los Angeles Stone who started a riot 2 weeks ago b throwing away nylon stockings was sought Wednesday for startin another one by scattering bills Police wanted to give him a mental examination The first time the selfstyled wholesale confectioner tied up tral fie he just mounted a soap box on Main street and threw stockings dollar bills candy and bubble gum in the air One woman was in jured in the stampede Police had to rescue Stone from the crowd The 2nd time Tuesday he collected 100 unemployed from the stat employment office in a fleet of taxicabs and stood them in line at hi office door while he passed out bills The crowd stampeded for the bills and Stone put in a riot call fo police He disappeared while police dispersed the mob but turned up un discouraged at the employment office in a few minutes to try to eiv more money away I feel sorry for poor people he explained Secretary Krug Will Fly to Tokyo to Talk to MacArthur Purpose of Trip Is to Study Administration for Pacific Islands Truck Driver Dies in Collision With Train Denison Armendariz 22 year old Omaha truck driver was killed almost instantly early Wednesday when his truck struck the side of a halted Chicago and Milwaukee passenger train at the Arion crossing on highway 30 Sheriff N P Cavett and Sgt Al Sterzing of the Iowa highway patrol said heavy fog was respon sible for the accident in which 3 trucks were involved and which tied up traffic on 3 rail lines and highway 30 for approximately an hour The sheriff said a truck driven by Harmon Fulton Denver Colo first bounced off the moving train forcing the train to be stopped Thereupon Armendariz truck coming from the other side hit the train Armendariz brother Virgil Armendariz who was following in another truck rammed the truck driven by Paul Virgil Armendariz and Fulton escaped injury SAME DATE 24 hour Slick flsj means traffic dctlh In put A bill to lighten the load of the small salary bracket and the small state income taxpayer in antici pation of the return of fullrate payments next year was intro duced in the house Wednesday The measure would make sub stantial increases on the deduc tions allowed all along the line The measure was sponsored by Reps D A Donobue M F Hicklin RWapello and Charles S Van Eaton RSioux The house on Monday passed and sent to the governor a bill providing for halfrate payments this year and return to the full rate next year and thereafter While Gov Robert D Blue had expressed opposition to the meas ure before its passage he declined comment on whether he would sign or veto it after its passage He now is studying the bill A bill introduced Wednesday would increase in deductions as follows For a single person from to for a married to for each dependent to and for persons wholly sup porting their parents or grandpar ents from Rep A H Avery RSpencer introduced a bill which would substitute county health boards for ihe present approximately 1800 township boards of health The county boards would have juris diction outside cities and towns thus permitting present city and toivn boards to continue where desired The proposal is an old one in the legislature Previously it has been unsuccessful because the earlier proposals would have required elimination of city and town health boards The state health department has been anxious for the change on the grounds it would improve the health program f the state A bill to prevent voiding state professional licenses or permits without a hearing was filed Wednesday for introduction in the house of representatives The measure by Rep Harvey J Long also would require a hearing before renewal of a license or permit could be denied Washington Secretary of the Interior J A Krug announced Wednesday he will fly to Tokyo to confer with Gen Douglas Mac Arthur on United States responsi Dilities in Pacific islands Krug will visit Samoa Guam and Okinawa on the way to Japan Be will leave next Tuesday in an army transport command plane Krug will be accompanied by army and navy officers and b several interior department exec utives including H Rex Lee as sistant director of the division of territories and island possessions Assistant Secretary C Girarc Davidson and Carlton Skinner director of The United States Is currently preparing to submit to the United Nations security council a trustee ship agreement which would give this country continued control over some of the Pacific islands wrested from Japan Secretary of State Marshall an nounced last week that it is Planned to submit the agreement to the council Feb 17 Great Britain and Australia have suggested that action be post poned until after a formal peace treaty with Japan but Marshall told reporters that this govern ment sees no reason for such a delay The islands specifically covered by the proposed trusteeship agree ment are the Marianna Caroline and Marshall groups which Japan had administered since Worldwar I Prior t9 that they were under the German flag An interior department aide told reporters the purpose of Krugs tour is to consider the pos sibilities of civil administration for Guam Samoa and other Pa cific islands Dumais Crossed Off List of Suspects in Black Dahlia Murder Los Angeles de tectives have crossed the name of Cpl Joseph Dumais Fort Dix N J military policeman from the list of suspects in the Elizabeth Short mutilationmurder case and written off his reported admission as another in the series of false leads which have beclouded in vestigation of the slaying Capt Jack Donahoe of the po lice homicide detail said he had unimpeachable evidence that Dumais who confessed the slay ing during a mental blackout Was at his New Jersey base at 5 p m Jan 15 only 7 hours after discovery of the Black Dahlias body Blue Signs Transfer Law Des Moines bill provid ing a uniform stock transfer law for Iowa was signed Tuesday by Gov Robert D Blue The law is similar to one used in most states SECRETARY KRUG See MacArthur Caught Short London Ann Fynn is going to watch the clock the next time she gets into an elevator She was riding between the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Oman Court apartments when power house employes pulled the electric switches at 2 p m Tuesday She was suspended in the elevator un til the current came on again at 4 oclock just in time for tea Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday Somewhat warmer Thursday Lowest Wednesday night about 22 Iowa Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday Somewhat warmer Thursday and north west portion Wednesday night Lows Wednesday night 22 northwest to 28 southeast High Thursday 36 northwest to 41 southeast Minnesota Partly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday with occasional light snow north portion Thursday and in north west portion Wednesday night Colder north portion Thursday afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or 24 hour period ending at 8 iclock Wednesday morning Maximum 32 Minimum 15 At 8 a m Wednesday 20 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 27 23 Hot Problem of Palestine May Go to UN London Secretar Ernest Bevin announced Wednes day Birtain probably would tak the Palestine problem to the Unit ed Nations if Arabs and Jew failed to agree among themselve or accept Britains latest plan fo the troubled Holy Land In Jerusalem RAF spotte planes roved the skies above th eastern Mediterranean Wednesda amid unofficial reports that i Jewish refugee ship bearing th name Blue with 600 uncertified immigrants aboard had left Al giers Sunday lor Palestine Th ship has not yet been sighted in Palestine waters The British navy declined te comment on whether the spotte planes were searching for th It was reportedpreviously tha the ship was in Marseilles harbor where port authorities were saic to have refused her permission tc sail on the grounds that she wa not equipped with adequate safety devises These reports said she was late authorized to sail and made he way to Algiers where she wa said to have weighed anchor Sun day Reliable sources said at leas 12 persons were injured Tuesday night when Jewish extremist clashed with antiterrorist Jews in Tel Aviv in the first struggle of JewagainstJew in Palestine since the British army began its drive to stamp out underground violence The fight which broke out ai aolice and military shemselves for expected new out sreaks of violence was said to lave begun when youths pre sumed to be adherents of Irgun Zvai Leumi Jewish undergrounc group attempted to storm the clubrooms of Hashomir Hatzair ewish political party openly op posed to terrorism Informants said the attackers hurled Molotov cocktail bombs filled with tarted several fires which were quickly extinguished At least 5 if the attackers and 7 occupants if the clubrooms were reported njured in the fracas BODY OF STORM VICTIM FOUND Farmer Near Thompson Frozen in Snowdrift Thompson Funeral arrange ments were incomplete Wednes day morning for Roy Burke about 0 years old whose body was ound frozen to death about 50 eet from his farm home by a earching party Tuesday The ody was partly buried in snow nd Burkes dog remained faith ully by his side Burke who was a bachelor liv ng about 8 miles northwest of hompson was last seen in hompson last Thursday evening vhen he started home in a raging lizzard with Leon Kingsbury ho had been staying with him The 2 men became separated vhen their car stalled in a snow rift on a side road and Kings ury made his way to a nearby arm house while Burke started or his own home Burke was not missed until Monday when a group of men rent out to hunt for him The earch continued all day Monday avail and the following lorning with a much larger earching party the frozen body vas found in a grove a short dis ance from the farm house The body was taken to the butter funeral home at Buffalo enter Burke leaves his mother Mrs arah Burke at Thompson 4 rothers and 3 sisters LONDONERS DRAW in freezing temperatures Londoners wait to draw their coal ration at a London coal depot Notice the baby carriages which are used to carry away the small ration of coal Fear Billion Budget Cut to Weaken Military Strength Republican Gurney SaysJ Slash Will Undermine U S Washington OIR Bipartisan declarations were voiced Wednes day that a GOPproposed 000000 budget slash would weak en the nations defenses and un dermine its foreign policy A republican Chairman Chan Jurney of the senate armed se ces committee said any military pending cut of more than 00000 would make the navy im potent and the army and ail orces inadequate Gurney and a democratic col eague Sen Theodore F Green R I said cutting the armed forces vould weaken Secretary of State eorge C Marshalls hand in his orthcoining mission to Moscow In addition to republican plans o cut President Trumans fisca 948 budget from o congress also vas concerned with Atomic energy Sen E H iloore R Okla joiped the risini pposition to David E Lilientlm s chairman of the atomic energy omrnission by demanding tha resident Truman withdraw the omination Sen Kenneth Mc Cellar D Tenn who until re ently was fighting a lone battle gainst Lilienthalsconfirmation sserted that he now has enough enate votes to block it Lilien lals supporters conceded a close ote but still asserted they would in Labor Sen H Alexander mith R N J warned against egislation that might set off a est of might between labor and management He voiced the warn ng as the Weirton Steel Co asked ie senate labor committee for egislation restricting employe ghts under the Wagner labor re ations act Universal de artment spokesmen asked for un versal training in order to assure fighting force of 5500000 within year after any future mobiliza on day They said the regular rmy could be cut to 875000 after ccupational obligations are over ut should be held higher than that ntil then Air W Arnold the Air Transportation Associa on told house investigators that ovemment inspectors had buit a a psychology of fear among ilots which made them hesitate o make emergency landings lest The bill provides that a license or permit issued by a board or officer cannot be suspended re voked cancelled or renewal de nied without notice and a hearing before the board or officer which issued the license or permit The mammoth inhabited cen tral Europe during glacial and postglacial times United States Pauses to Honor Memory of Abraham Lincoln Springfield III peo ple came to lay wreaths Wednes day on the tomb of Abraham Lin coln a prairie lawyer who could split rajls with his hands and with hisheart bind a divided na tion together It was Abes 138th birthday an niversary and Springfield proudly led the nation in honoring the memory of the Great Emancipator who taught that freedom is a thing for all men There were wreaths sent from President Truman from the vet erans organizations and from the plain people Four score and 7 years ago Lincoln celebrated his last birth day in Springfield and went on to the white house and martyrdom Wednesday the people rubbing elbows with distinguished visitors visited his tomb and wandered about the places where the living Lincoln once stalked and toJd jokes that sent his prairie audi ence into shoops of laughter Shortly before noon Gov Dwight Green was scheduled to introduce Paul Griffith national commander of the American Legion to the people gathered at the tomb in Oak Ridge cemetery Griffith will deliver a speech and place a wreath on the tomb for the leg6n The ceremonies will be broadcast to the nation Later Brig Gen Homer Kiefer of the fifth service command rep resenting President Truman will place another wreath on the tomb Nilton Richraan national com mander of the Jewish war vet erans placed the first wreath on the tomb Tuesday as the annual pilgrimage began In Washington President Tru man put down his official tasks to lead the nation in tribute to Abraham Lincoln on the 138th anniversary of his birth Shortly after noon the president will motor to the Lincoln memor ial the colonnaded shrine dedi cated in 1922 to the Great Emanci pator and the union which he saved There near the bank of the Potomac river Mr Truman will lay a wreath before the huge marble statute of Lincoln which faces east toward the Washington monument and the capitol Congress too paused to eulo gize the somberlooking man who first came to Washington 100 years ago as a member of the house of representatives from Illinois and who returned 14 years later as the 16th president of the United States they be fined and deprived of thei license Strategic W Pehrson of the bureau of mine told a house committee the Unites States is in a very vulnerable po sition for lack of metals and min erals it would have to have to figh another war Meat C Wilkins Iowa economist said the Mexicai outbreak of hoof and mouth dis ease would cost U S consumers millions of dollars in increasec meat prices because of the neces sity of keeping out Mexican cattle The budget battle found con gressional republicans sharply di vided The 56000000000 cut was recommended by a joint legislative budget subcommittee to make pos sible a 20 per cent income tax re duction and a 53300000000 pay ment on the national debt But Gurney and some other re publicans objected to proposals to cutmilitary expenditures by 000000000 for the army and air forces and for the navy Rep Clarence Cannon D Mo former chairman of the house ap propriations committee was among democratic critics of the budget plan He said republicans reached into the stratosphere for their re duction figure British Urge Deadline on Police Setup Lake Success N Y ain urged the United Nations se curity council Wednesday to set an April 30 deadline for a Big five agreement on the basic rinciples of the UNs world po ice force Accusing Russia of holding up he agreement so far Sir Alex ander Cadogan said the tune had come for action in the UN military itaff committee The committee is the Big Five military group which is supposed o determine the type and size of armed forces which each of the 55 Jnited Nations should make avail able to world organization Cadogan proposed that the April 10 deadline be written into a dis irmament resolution which has leen stalled in the security coun 11 for 6 weeks by an American Russian deadlock Han Has Hard Time Returning Los Angeles Rubin ight club owner was a bit ap rehensive of a following strang r as he walked toward his club rom the bank where he had withdrawn 2 bills Reaching his establishment with ie stranger close behind he unched the alarm bell Was he mbarrassed when the man tapped im on the shoulder said you lose hese and handed him the 2 bills Fifi DOrsay to Wed Hollywood be wed ing bells next month for viva ious Fifi DOrsay and Peter La licos both film players BLACKOUT RULE IS EXTENDED IN COAL SHORTAGE England Scotland and Wales Get Power Cut Army Navy Called In London government assumed dictatorial powers Wed nesday to get the coal moving and avert a national industrial break down in the face a fuel and power crisis now embracing the entire country Acting under wartime emer gency powers the government ex tended restrictions on the use of electricity throughout England Scotland and Wales At the same time it announced a series of drastic measures to mobilize manpower and transport for movement of coal As the crisis intensified in di rect ratio to the suffering of Brit ains millions the government for the first time made it plain that it would tolerate no temporizing with its efforts to find a solution to the problem Those who use electricity in their homes during the forbidden hours now specified for the entire nation will be treated as offenders against defense regulations No 10 Downing street announced Government ministers were vested with sweeping powers to deal decisively with the crisis threatening to paralyze all of Brit ain The ministers of fuel and power were authorized to take all steps including the calling in of service personnel and transport to move the coal The labor ministry was ordered to mobilize additional civilian la bor to heip unload coal cars It also was empowered to call out troops for the same service if nec essary Coal trains were given the right of way on British railroads Pas senger trains even including the crack night expresses were or dered cancelled or sidetracked to whatever extent was necessary to speed the coal cars on their way The fuel ministry announced that the restrictions on electricity consumption in the home were be ing extended from the originally affected industrial belt across England o the entire main island of the United Kingdom The British army and navy joined transport workers Wed nesday in a race to move an esti mated 1000000 tons of coal through snowstorms and prevent a complete breakdown of the na tions faltering electric system Army trucks skidded over icy roads to the coal mines Radar equipped warships escorted coal ships through the stormy North sea toward London with supplies which may keep the power plants running on a minimum basis It was a race to prevent what officials warned might develop into a breakdown of essential services that would threaten the nations life and health A government statement said the country was barely holding its own in the battle of the power stations despite a complete power shutoff to I of industry and dras tic curtailment in homes Freezing weather and snow blanketed the country The air ministry forecast at least 4 more days of extreme weather Approximately 1000000 tons of coal are aljove the ground accord ng to unofficial estimates Only a ricfcle has been reaching the hun gry power plants because the movement of trains trucks and ships has been hampered by bliz zards Furthermining operations lave been curtailed because stor age space above grouiid at the mines is overflowing Ten colliers carrying about 40 100 tons of coal sailed from New astle for London Tuesday night vith naval escorts Another 100 oal ships waited at Newcastle or naval assistance Army tractors and bulldozers lattered against snowdrifts Tech nical experts made tests with lame throwers against 15foot nowbanks coal shipments got op priority on railroads and pas enger service was reduced Some midlands industries clas ified as essential and thus elig ble to receive electricity were orced to close by lack of fuel Al most everywhere coal piles were windling The sugar and chocolate indus ries were classified as nonessen ial and thus Ineligible for elec ricity Newspapers were reduced o their wartime 4page size There were painful new blows t the Englishmans daily life The ountrys 3rd largest cigaret mak r announced it had stopped ship icnts to retailers because its pro uction was halted and reserve tock exhausted Bakers were told hey could use electricity to bake read but not for cakes biscuits and other pasicias   

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