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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 20, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMF EMRTMENT 9f AND ARCHIVE Ct I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOftTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION GREATER MASON CITY DAYS June 192021 VOL LID Associated Prn United Press Full Lttsea Wlrei Five Ccnti Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE This Paper Consist ol Two One No 214 HOUSE OVERRIDES LABOR BILL VETO SENATE DEMOS SEE APPROVAL OF RENT BILL Believe Truman Will Sign Control Measure But Reluctantly Washington dem ocrats predicted Friday that Pres ident Truman probably would sign the rent control bill into law that he would do it reluct antly Administration lieutenants on Capitol Hill said they have advised the president that the bill is the best he can get Mr Truman had asked for a 1year renewal of ef fective rent and eviction controls to replace those that expire June 30 The present bill which passed the senate Thursday on a voice vote extends federal rent ceilings to March 1 1948 scraps the gov ernments special eviction con trols and authorizes 15 per cent voluntary rent increases in ex change for leases running through 1948 The measure had won house approval earlier and now goes to the white house The measure would 1 Continue federal rent ceilings to March 1 1948 under supervi sion of the housing expediter 2 Permit individual landlords and tenants to sign voluntary agreements raising rents 15 per cent when a lease is given extend ing through Dec 31 1948 3 End rent controls June 30 on newlybuilt newlyrented and remodelling dwellings and hotel accommodations 4 Direct Housing Expediter Frank R Creedon to set up volun teer rent boards to do the main job of rent control on a neighbor hood basis Boards would be au thorized to recommend area de controlareawide rent increases and special hardship rent hikes for hardpressed landlords Their recommendations would carry con siderable weight 5 Put eviction cases back tinder state law thereby scrapping spec ial safeguards set up by OPA In most cases this means landlords could evict tenants on 30 days no tice instead of the present 6 months 6 End government building con trols June 30 except for curbs on construction of theaters bowling alleys and similar amusement projects Hungry Fella Seattle a bit hun gry at 6 p m and unable to wait for an eating contest Police Pa trolman Bill Hill polished off a snack of 2 hamburger steaks 4 platters of spaghetti 5 cups of coffee and 2 dishes of ice cream A couple of hours later he steak eating derby wrapping himself around 7 steaks and a strawberry sundae I could have eaten more Hill said but everybody else quit and I didnt want to show off Muroc Army Air Base Cal UR ol Albert Boyd who set an of icial worlds air speed record of 5238 miles per hour in a Lock iced P80 Shooting Star said Fri day he noticed no adverse effects on himself or his plane as he ap sroached the speed of sound Boyd chief of the air material command flight test division smashed the speed record Thurs day when he sent his jet plane skimming over the dry prehistoric lakebcd 4 times to break the British mark of 616 miles per hour set Sept 7 1946 in a twinjet loster Meteor IV The success we experienced on his flight positively demonstrates hat speeds well over 600 miles an hour are practical in todays airplanes Boyd said Boyd wearing a Buck Rogers type crash helmet to protect his Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy Friday night and Saturday with showers and thunderstorms Saturday Con tinued cool Low Friday night 55 to 60 High Saturday 64 to 68 Iowa Cloudy with showers in west and south Friday night and showers and thunderstorms over the entire state Saturday Cooler in northeast portion Sat urday Lows Friday night near 60 High Saturday about 66 Iowa 5day Outlook The mean temperature will be 2 to 4 de grees below the state seasonal normal of 71 The normal max ima and minima for the period are 85 and 62 It will be con Saturday and Sunday with the rising trend Monday and Tues day turning cooler again Wednesday Precipitation will average 2 to 3 inches occurring probably as heavy showers Sat urday and Sunday and scattered showers again late Tuesday or Wednesday Minnesota Mostly cloudy with scattered showers increasing west and southwest portions Fri day night Saturday cloudy with showers and occasional thun derstorms Cooler Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 72 Minimum 54 At 8 a m Friday 61 YEAR AGO Maximum 54 Minimum 48 Pilot Felt No Adverse Effects as He Neared Speed of Sound balding head from the desert sun took 21 minutes to make the 4 passes over the 3 kilometer 1863 miles course laid out on the desert I was busy as hell he said There are so many things to do so many instruments to watch The sleek superstreamlined plane barely skimmed the ground the 40 year old Asheville N Car pilot guided the craft down the short course to reach a top speed of 6325 miles per hour on one run Bursting pink smoke bombs at each end of the run served as guideposts to help him keep on the blackoiled course laid out on the parched Adobe desert He streaked across the course on his first run at 6171 miles per hour then dropped down to 6147 mph on the return run On the 3rd trial he boosted the tiny planes speed to 6325 mph and made 6305 mph on the last run His record of 6238 was an average of his 4 runs Boyd said he would have gone Bevin Vows No Delay in Europe Plan London Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevjn vowed Friday that in launching a co operative effort for European eco nomic recovery under the Mar shall plan he intends to brook no delays such as those which stymied the recent foreign min isters conference in Moscow Eagerly awaiting a response from Russia to a joint British French request that the Soviet Union participate in drafting an aidtoEurope program Bcvin de clared in the house of commons Thursday night that the guiding principle I shall follow in any lalks I have on this matter will be speed I spent 6 weeks in Moscow try ing to get a settlement he as serted I shall not be a party to holding up the economic recovery of Europe by the mess of pro cedure terms of reference or all the paraphernalia which may go with it The reply of the soviet govern ment is Awaited he continued and the house will understand that until it is received there is nothing I can usefully say on the subject Friday I know the great interest of the house in the U S proposals and I wish very much it was possible to say more about the position The British Press gathered from the tone of Bevins speech that Britain and France definitely in tended to go ahead with work under the suggestions made 2 weeks ago by Secretary of State George C with or without Russian participation Marshall said in a speech at Harvard university that future American dollar aid to Europe should be based on a continental program outlining the economic requirements of the situation drawn up by a number if not all European nations Russian sources in London said Soviet Ambassador Georgi Zaru bin left London secretly 3 or 4 days ago to discuss the Marshall proposals in Moscow Bevjns cry for speed won gen eral endorsement from the press except the Communist Daily Worker which called it an ulti matum All noted the earnestness with which Bevin described the Marshall plan as a chance the British shall not miss and An thony Edens description of it as the 2nd chance that so rarely comes The comparatively late hour at which Bevin made his speech a major pronouncement on foreign affairs was taken generally as an indication that he expected the Russian reply at any hour and wa even hopeful that it might come before or during the address But the absence of an answer did not deter hi n from denouncing communist maneuvers in soviet dominated central and eastern European states and he served oblique notice on the Russians that the western world never would stand for suppression of liberty If there is to be a conflict be tween ideologies he declared I shall regret it but it is forced upon us we must lace it I am quite certain that if there is a desire to interfere with the free expressions and all the other things that go to make up the soul of man it will fail again I know all the theoreticians I have read all of them and in the end I rel on the awkward squad who dont obey them He charged that in Hungar and Bulgaria there is a determination to wipe out opposition It is most unfortunate he added I am against a oneparty state I have always been against it It is developing over a very wide area in eastern Europe not by desire If it came about by de sire or opinion I would say noth ing about it but I think is the wrong approach to the whole problem He blamed the communists for the trouble in Greece declaring In Greece the lifting of a finger could stop the civil war 3 or 4 miles per hour faster if it hadnt been for a 10mile breeze He had reached a speed of 6471 mph on a trial run last Tuesday when he was getting ready for Thursdays test The plane was powered with an Allison jet engine which de veloped approximately 7500 horsepower at 600 mph Boyds plane had been groomed for the test for more than a year The previous speed mark made by an American plane was 611 mph set by a Republic P84 last fall The new speed mark brought he worlds record back to the United States for the first time since 1923 The only time the Jnited States ever held the worlds record previously was in 1923 when a Lt Williams flew a Curtiss Racer at 267 mph AP Wirephoto COL ALBERT BOYD Air Speed Record Attorney General Rankin 74 Dies in Des Moines Hospital Held Iowa Office for Last 1 Years 111 More Than 6 onths Des Moines Gen eral John M Rankin 74 Iowas attorney general for the last 7 years died Friday after an illness of more than 6 months The Judge as he was known among his friends and associates was a veteran of Iowa republican politics Before becoming attorney general he had served 3 terms in the house of representatives 1921 25 and had been a district judge at Keokuk his home city more than 13 years beginning in 1925 Rankin had been critically ill in the Veterans hospital since May 17 and had spent most of his time there since his successful cam paign last fall for a 4th term as attorney general Death came at m Mrs Hankin was at his bedside but their daughter Mary Ann 16 was not They are the only immediate survivors Rankin a past president of the National Association of Attorneys General entered the hospital last Dec 2 by virtue of being a vet eran of the SpanishAmerican war He was suffering from lobar pneumonia He left the hospital Feb 14 on leave but after his condition took a turn for the worse he returned on March 10 The records showed further that he had suffered from various complications since He is survived by the widow and one daughter Rankin was born on a farm in Fulton county Illinois on June 9 1873 He was educated in the rural schools there and at Western Normal college at Bushnell 111 Later he studied law at Kent College of Law Chicago Rankin served in the Spanish American war with the 6th Illi nois infantry Rankin moved to Keokuk in 1917 and soon afterward entered political life as a state legislatoi After leaving the district court bench he became an assistant at torney general and upon the death of the late Fred D Everett Rankin was appointed attorney general by former Gov George A Wilson on June 17 1940 JOHN RANKIN JULY CORN HITS NEW PRICE HIGH Chicago rose above S2 a bushel on the board of trade Friday but the recordbreaking price failed to hold as farmers and country grain elevators sold large supplies of the grain for shipmenl here The July future hit dur ing the first hour of trading peak level for any corn future in the boards 39year history The pre vious high was on July 10 1919 Cash handlers sending out bids to the country on the basis of this price obtained nearly one mil lion bushels of corn which will be delivered here over the next sev eral weeks Veteran Comes Back Fitchburg Mass Hose 3 a 32yearold fire truck was wrecked in an accident it was replaced by a 33yearold truck which previously had been retired from service Mississippi Flood Crest 2nd Greatest By UNITED PRESS The second greatest flood crest n its recorded history surged down upon the central Mississippi river valley Friday and residents fought desperately to save their crops and homes Hundreds of families who had refused to leave were ordered out of endangered areas Thousands of men fought on the levees with hands and shovels to barricade the rich farms and rivertowns from the flood Ten miles north of Quincy 75 men worked to save 17000 acres of crops protected by the Indian graves levee The men worked on the run for nearly 3 hours during the night carrying 3000 sandbags 750 feet to stop 2 sand boils anc build up undermined sections ol the embankment Army engineers said the rate o the rivers rise at Quincy hac slackened but thatia 24focrt crest was expected Saturday South of Quincy 111 where the flood passed 23 feet Thursday night authorities faced an evacu ation problem Despite warnings that the flooc crest would be as high or higher than the alltime 241 foot recorc set by the great flood in the same area 10 days ago some 2500 die hard residents refused to move Sheriff Clifford W Windsor of Pike county issued a flat order to evacuate promptly and promisee that he would post guards to pre vent looting Most of the diehards were leav ing the area Friday the predicted zero hour for the flood crests surge against the weakened SNY levee protecting the area was moved back to Saturday morning Army engineers said it would pass Keokuk Iowa Friday An estimated 20000 persons al ready were homeless in floodec areas as the mighty Mississipp spread over fertile cornbelt farm lands and washed into the Mis souri river towns of Canton anc Hannibal Col William N Leaf district en gineer arrixing at Quincy to su pervise the flood fight in that area conservatively estimated Mis sissippi and Iowa flood damage this year at His estimate covered the Missis sippj from Dubuque Iowa to thi lower end 6f the SNY district some 70 miles below Quincy It di not include the destruction wrought by the Missouri whicl army engineers said had floodec more than 1000000 acres The floods have ravaged and de laycd planting in Illinois Iowa Nebraska and Missouri reducing estimates of the 1947 corn crop Corn future prices on the Chicagi board of trade Thursday soared to within less than a cent of their all time record Army engineers said frankly that some of the flood fighter were fighting a losing battle on th IllinoisMissouri levees in th Quincy and Hannibal areas One or 2 of these levees an going to have to go said A A Kowert chief engineer of the Quincy district It depends upon which of these drainage district fights the hardest on which wil survive When 1 or 2 of the levee go the others will be relieved On the Missouri side the Mis sissippi over which Mark Twain once piloted steamboats washec over the business district of hi beloved Hannibal Rodents Sabotage River Dikes Rock Island III and groundhogs threatened ti sabotage the work of flood fighters along the Mississippi river Thousands of the burrowing rodents live in the earthen levees army engineers said and now are tunneling upward to escape home dampened by the rising river On the outside a levee may look Rood and strong an army en gineer said but inside it may be a catacomb of tunnels 2 inches wid to give way against the waters pressure The animals have started serious levee breaks in the past am probably always will he said They like to live in levees Men patrolling a good levee will gas them out But you cant always fim them EXPECT SENATE TO FOLLOW SUIT BY CLOSE VOTE Truman Says Measure Will Cause Discord for Years to Come Washington URJ The house friday overrode President Tru nans veto the republican labor ontrol bill despite his declaration hat the measure will cause dis ord for years to come The house vote was announced s 331 in favor of passing the bill vcr the veto and 83 against This vas 55 more than the necessary wothirds majority Supporters of the bill piled up Jmost a 4tol majority The senate is expected to com jlcte enactment of the measure by to override Saturday Even lemocratic supporters of the AP Wirephoto STEEPLE TOPPLED BY CHURCH 50foot spire atop St Teters church falls during a fire that gutted the 102yearold Catholic edifice at Chillicothe Ohio Thursday afternoon with damage estimated at Two Dayton Ohio visiting clergymen wrapped wet cloths around their heads to recover sacred altar vessels Favor Turning Over Schick Hospital Clinton to Iowa House Group Approves Recommendation If VA Fails to Take It Over Washington house vet erans subcommittee Friday ap proved a special investigating committees recommendation that Schick general hospital at Clin ton Iowa be turned over to the state of Iowa if the veterans ad ministration fails to take it over Schick was an army general hospital It was declared surplus and now is in the hands of the war assets administration The committee urged that the veterans administration consider use of the institution as a re cuperative hospital for longterm patients for all parts of the coun try calling it an ideal location for this purpose It recommended that the war assets administration not dispose of any additional property or equipment at the hospital until a definite decision is made as to the future use of same Should Iowa obtain the hos pital the committee said there should be no restrictions what ever on its use by the state At present the committee said the state has found it impos sible to meet the requirements placed upon the use of the hos pital and has refused to accept it Onawa Man Is Killed in Automobile Accident Onawa F Liddell 24 employe of the U S engineers of fice at Onawa was killed in an automobile accident on highway 75 south of the river Sioux Thurs day night Harrison county Coroner Har old Hennessy of Missouri Valley and Don Dustrup highway patrol man who investigated said Lid dell apparently had fallen asleep and his car ran off the road Liddells home is at Boone SAME Blirk flijt tialftt rleatb in put 34 hfiit nrtindi THE VERY REV P J BEHAN Named NAME NEW DEAN AT ST JOSEPHS Dubuque list of pastora assignments and appointments in eluding the selection of the Ver Rev Patrick F Malone Garr Owen to be pastor of St Joseph church Mason City and dean o the Mason City Catholic deanery was announced Friday by the Mos Rev Henry P Rohlman arch bishop of Dubuque Father Malone succeeds th Very Rev Patrick J Behan wh had resigned because of ill health it was announced by the arch bishop Succeeding Father Malone Garry Owen is the Rev James E Flowey Forest City The Re Maurice J Tracy formerly a ma jor in the U S army chaplai corps succeeds Flowey Other assignments were The Rev Robert J Saundcrs Lorns college faculty to assistant pastor Mason City The Rev Robert V Swift as sistant Holy Family Mason City to assistant Anamosa The Rev Ivan Boyd assistant Anamosa to assistant Holy Fam ily Mason City The Rev Robert M Hirsch to assistant at Calmar Iowas Vote Washington the roll call in the house on the labor bill Friday Iowas Ren Dolli vcr was paired for overriding President Trumans veto The 7 other representatives from Iowa voted to override it All are re publicans jresident conceded that senate lackers of the bill could muster he necessary twothirds margin The house wasted no time in overriding the veto The roll was called immediately after the presi dents 5000word message was ead to the crowded chamber The house ignored Mr Tru mans assertion that the Taft Bartley measure would cause more strikes not fewer and put the country a long step on the dangerous road toward a totally managed economy With the senate still to act the president did not let the house re buff him He will address the na tion on the labor bill at 8 p m C S T over all networks Senator Robert A Taft R O coauthor of the measure will answer him at p m C S T over the Mutual broadcasting sys tem In an effort to mobilize senate support for his veto President Truman invited 13 senators to lunch with him at the white house Only one of those invited sen ate democratic leader Alben W Barkley had voted against the bill Only one Senator Milton R Young N D was a republican Most of the others were southern democrats If Mr Truman could persuade 7 of the 12 to switch so close is the senate vote expected to be his veto could be sustained But this possibility was discounted by republican leaders Mr Truman said the measure would discriminate against labor and moreover would harass man agement by opening up immense possibilities for employe elections which would disrupt plant produc tion And administratively the pres ident said the complicated bill would be entirely unworkable Contrary to frequently expressed wishes of both labor and manage ment he said it would inject the government into fields tradition ally occupied by free collective bargaining The result he said would be government dictation Mr Truman selected a series of fundamental considerations and weighed against each the probable effects of the bill In each case I find that the bill violates principles essential to our public welfare he said The 9 basic objections to the bill raised by the chief objective 1 The hill would substantially increase strikes 2 The bill arbitrarily decides against the workers certain is sues which are normally the sub ject of collective bargaining and thus restricts the area of volun tary agreement 3 The bill would expose em ployers to numerous hazards by which they could be annoyed and hampered 4 The hill would deprive xvork ers of vital protectoin which they now have under the law 5 The bill abounds in provi sions which would be unduly bur densome or actually unworkable 6 The bill would establish an ineffective and discriminatory emergency procedure for dealing with major the public health or safety 7 The bill would discriminate against employes 8 The bill would disregard in important respects the unanimous convictions of employer and labor representatives at the national la bor management conference in November 1945 9 The bill raises serious issues of public policy which transcend labormanagement difficulties Mr Truman said he applied to   

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