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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 12, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME AMI A HI VES TNI NEWSPAFER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION IMIIII Auodited and Unlttd Prut Full Ltutd Ctota Copy MASON CITT IOWA SATURDAY JULY 12 1947 WAITS JFOR PAYOJWVTeddie Weberling waits in a restaurant in Chicago for a free round of drinks he won a bet with the owner James Chapralis who was 25 pounds short on guessing Weberlings weight of 525 pounds 47 CRASH FEARS PUT ASIDE Million Military Aid to Turkey Signed by US By DONALD J GONZALES Form Bureau Opposes Session to Cut 48 Iowa Income Tax Des Moines B president of the Iowa Farm Bu reau said Saturday that if a spec ial legislative session were calle to reduce state income taxes w certainly will go out with a ver aggressive campaign against an such action now Rep David F Ainsworth S Spirit Lake said Friday he ha written Iowas state senators an 1 representatives asking their opin on whether a special legisla session should be held ent Iowa income tax col from returning to the full year TUB VK assertedihat governmen jt grow up that it has to col Shit the money for its operation ojjhen the money is present If you collect just what yoi need in good times he said i forces you to collect all you neei in bad times when the govern ment needs more money for relie and similar activities Any special session would have to be called by the governor Kline said the report of a high cash balance in the state treasury suggests that a good deal of mon ey is changing hands at high prices these days He said tha the collection of taxes would help fight such inflationary tenden cies If a special session were called Kline said the federation woulc tell the people legislators and edi tors that it believed now was the proper time to collect taxes Kfine predicted that such a campaign would result in the in come tax reduction proposal be ing resoundingly defeated In a letter to the legislators Fri day Ainsworth called attention to the recent release of informa tion on the special tax collections for the 194647 fiscal year which he said certainly went away be yond what we were led to believe those taxes would produce I havent discussed it with anyone but I do believe some in come tax not a 50 per cent in or der Amsworths letter said I believe the governor would not have to be urged too strongly to call a special session for income tax revision if he thought the at titude of the legislature would be favorable Ainsworth noted that personal income tax collections were about above expectations and that sales taxes were about 000 above anticipated figures giv en the legislature last April Other figures were fionately high he said The state treasurers office in a fiscal yearend report listed the states balance of expendable cash at more than on July propor Gov Blue and other republican leaders during the last session of the legislature sought to continue the half rate income tax for 2 more years They were voted down by the legislature which passed bills providing increases in state aid to schools The bills were backed by state education inter ests SAME Slick flat muni infill death is put M hnn Nicholas Says His Tax Bill Would Pass Passage of his community prop erty bill would reduce the tax load for the people of Iowa 3 times the amount that would be saved bv the proposed 50 per cent reduc tion in the state income tax W H Nicholas Cerro Gordo county rep resentativestated Saturday This was the Cerro Gordo coun ty Solons response to the canvass of legislators by Rep David G Ainsworth of Spirit Lake on a special session of the legislature to restore the income tax to the orig inal 50 per cent level Representative Nicholas intro duced a community property bill in the last term of the legislature which failed to pass If you are really sincere in wishing to reduce the tax burden of the people of the state of Iowa you should get behind my com munity property bill which you opposed so strenuously in the last session and do something reaDy worth while for the taxpayers Nicholas stated in a letter to Rep resentative Ainsworth The 50 per cent reduction would mean possibly 8 to 10 mil lion dollars The community prop erty bill would reduce the tax oad 3 times as much or 25 to 30 million dollars If there is a special session called I shall introduce the com munity property bill asan income ax measure and feel confident hat I have help enough to pass Washington United States in another move to im plement the Truman doctrine Saturday signed the military aid agreement with Tur key to guarantee her freedom and independence against Rus sian pressures The agreement signed in An kara said the project complied with the basic principles of the United Nations charter and In augurated an auspicious chapter in relations between the 2 conn tries It added that the project would give Turkeys security forces the strength to protect her freedom and independence and at the same time to continue to maintain the stability of her economy Though the Turkish aid pro that of aid to Greece has been approved by congress no specific appropriations have yet been made Some congressmen have stated their belief that the administration has not justified the total requested for the GreekTurkish aid projects The accord was signed for the United States by American Am bassador Edwin C Wilson who will administer the program and Turkish Foreign Minister Hasan Saka All of the envisaged in the program would be spent for military equipment training and related purposes such as rehabili tation of the Turkish railroad sys tem to permit swift movement of troops and supplies This is in contrast with the 5050 division of the Greek aid pro gram between military and civil ian projects A provision specifying that American press and radio corre spondents be permitted to observe and report fully on the program carried the as may be consistent with the se curity of the 2 countries Turkey agreed to provide Amer ican officials with complete data on use of the funds None of the money can be used to make in terest or principal payments to any other foreign government Details of the program have not been worked out A statewar navy mission is in Turkey now and will make its recommenda tions soon 47 Zane Grey Writings o Be Published for irst Time 1 a Year Altandena Cal Zane Grey widow of the author of western and nature stories agreed Saturday to publication of 47 nov ds short stories and articles which have never been published before A publishers agent who nego iated the contract with Mrs Grey ind her 3 children said the fee was ne of the largest ever granted for n authors unpublished works The provides for publication of one a year Before his death in 1939 Grey saw 20 00000 copies of his works sold by ublishers ies as Car Turns Over or 7 Times on Road Cherokee Toland bout 28 Cherokee was killed laturday in an auto accident 12 miles west of Meriden on high way 5 Highway Patrolmen David Her ick and Tom Soppeland said To and apparently lost control of his ar The auto left the highway urned over 6 or 7 times and came o rest on its top with Toland inned beneath they said Toland was extricated by a assing motorist but died en route o a Cherokee hospital by ambu ance Dave McGruder Cherokee who ras riding with Toland suffered a ompound leg fracture and a brok n nose but his condition was re orted satisfactory Toland a mechanic was the son l Mrs Elizabeth Toland of Cush KILL 6 NEGROES IN ESCAPE TRY Georgia Prison Camp Quells Mass Break Brunswick Ga 8s Guards shot 6 Negro convicts to death and wounded 7 others Friday after of ficers said they attempted to Es cape from a prison camp Coroner J D Baldwin announced an in quest would be held Coincidentally the Brunswick chapter of the national association for the advancement of colored people asked for a grand jury in vestigation of the affair which had its inception when 40 road gang prisoners refused to work The shooting melee began War den W G Worthy said when one of the convicts attacked and sought to disarm him He said the police officers had been called to the camp earlier to aid prison guards in quelling a disturbance Major C A Williams head of the state department of prisons sent 2 investigators from Atlanta to make an inquiry intothe shoot ing Warden Worthy said the offi cers and guards opened fire with shotguns and rifles when a group of 27 Negro convicts raced toward a 12foot fence enclosing their prison camp The gunfire felled IS Five were killed by the blast Eight were wounded 2 critically one of whom died late Friday night in a Bruns wick hospital Fourteen convicts their hands raised high surrend ered The warden said none of the men was armed either with fire arms or knives but that several carried short iron bars and sticks The convict who incited the break for freedom was identified by the warden as Willie Bell whose assault upon him was a prelude to the blast of gunfire Bell was wounded inthe leg The wounded convicts were taken to a Brunswick hospital where 2 were released to jail after first aid treatment Those who re mained hospitalized were under heavy guard Worthy said the trouble began at the camp with the arrival Fri day of new prisoners who refused Soviet States Told Door Is Open in Paris Paris Foreign Sec retary Ernest Bevin told Russia and her 8 satellites Saturday that the door will remain wide open for countries of good will to change their minds and join the Marshall plan Bevin was unanimously elected chairman of the Marshall plan conference by the 16 countries of wetsern and southern Europe at their opening session He quickly started organizational procedure In an obvious reference to Sov iet pressure that forced the sat ellites to reject invitations Bevin said he regretted that some Eur opean countries are unable to at tend In reading the news I am sure they regret It as much as we re gret their absence But we folly understand and express our sym pathy The voices of all countries here and outside of Europe are raised to assure that the door will re main wide open to those with good will who want to contribute to the good life of Europe The opening session lasted slightly more than one hour then adjourned until Sunday A work ing committee was set up to pre pare a conference program and report Sunday French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault welcomed the delegates with a sharp retort to Soviet at tacks on the conference He said the purpose was not to form an antiSoviet bloc but to put an end to the state of economic an archy Tomorrow numerous countries will no longer be able to meet purchases of essential products they are compelled to make by reason of the present distress of our continent Bidault said without possessing corresponding resources in foreign exchange Bidault praised the noble in itiative of the United States for offer of aid to a unified European program made by Secretary of State George C Marshall He called Marshall a great man Flying Disk Ornamental in Limited Way Salt Lake City flying that fell with a thud in the of a Twin Falls Idaho disk yard housewife was found Saturday to have been manufactured by 4 teenage boys from the parts of a rundown juke box Discovery of the disk was an nounced Friday by an agent of the federal bureau of investigation who turned it over to army offi cers at Twin Falls They in turn put it aboard a plane and rushed it to Ft Douglas near here for ex aminationby experts The examination showed that the fancy with plexiglass dome 3 radio tubes chromium plated edges and nu merous a hoax Capt B B Zacharias Ft Doug las officer said the 4 unidentified boys admitted they made the disk and tossed into the housewifes yard It was 30 inches in diameter and according to the army it had no other function than to be or namental in a limited manner and to cause considerable expense to federal agencies investigating it SENATE PUSHES INCOMETAXCUT FOR FINAL VOTE Sweeps Aside Attempts by Senator Morse to Get Trumans Changes e senate Saturday rapidly swept aside 8 attempts of Senator Morse R to change the bill cutting income taxes and pushed on to ward passage In Z overwhelming roll calls and 6 voice votes the senators rejected the Morse amendments Senator Wherry as sistant majority leader said the leadership will hold the senate in session Saturday night if neces sary to dispose of the bill President Truman has prom ised to veto the legislation which would reduce income taxes 000000000 a year beginning Jan uary 1 Its passage was conceded the only question being whether the majority would be large enough to override his veto The house ap proved it Tuesday 302 to 112 The republican leadership is opposed to any further change in the measure which delays until next Jan 1 the tax cut which con gress originally approved for last July 1 The house sustained the chief executives veto of that bill Other congressional develop ments Homer Ferguson R Mich called for immediate prosecution of the 2 former army sergeants who are accused of stealing atomic bomb data He scoffed at the claim that a court hearing wouldforce the govern ment to reveal supersecret atomic information Universal house rules committee will not act this session on the universal military training legislation according to Chairman Leo E Allen Since Al lens committee must clear all bills for floor consideration bis pro nouncement apparently put the measure in moth balls for another year RESCUED FROM WRECKED woman passenger is shown in the picture lower right being removed from a bus which overturned into Clear creek near Lebanon Ohio Friday killing one man and injuring 29 Truman ap parently has won his battle with congress over wool import fees Chairman Clifford R Hope R Kans said his house agriculture committee had decided to take up immediately a compromise senate bill to revive the wool price sup port program Rent Jesse P Wolcott R Mich of the house banking committee which drafted the recentlyenacted rent law suggested that tenants refuse to pay 15 per cent increases unless they feel they are justified prom ising a further extension of the controls if needed Labor soften ing the TaftHartley laws restric tion on political activity by labor unions has been introduced by Sens George D Aiken R Vt and Carl A Hatch D N Mex They proposed to continue the pro to work on the Jesup highway and were returned to the prison camp about 4 p m Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and warm with scattered thunder showers Saturday night Sun day fair and a little cooler Low Saturday night 60 High Sunday in low 80s Iowa Clearing northwest and scattered thundershowers south and east portions Saturday night ending by Sunday morning be coming fair and a little cooler Sunday Low Saturday night 62 to 66 High Sunday middle 80s Minnesota Clearing west and scattered thundershowers east portions early Saturday night Partly cloudy and somewhat cooler Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Greek Soviet Leader Asks Free State By L S CHAKALES Athens fugitiv communist leader called Saturda for the creation in free demo cratic areas of Greece of a free democratic government Government troops continued heavy drive against guerrillas i the northwest where the war min istry said insurgents sought to se up a communist state The war ministry said loyalist and artillery units were inflicting heavy casualties on leftist guerril las on Mount Grarninos near thi Albanian border Greek War Min ister George Stratos said Friday the insurgent objective in tha sector was ultimately to set up a separate state Nicholas Zachariades commun ist chieftain facing sentences o from one to 5 years for criminal libel said in a signed article in the Athens communist newspaper Rizospastis that the communists had come to an open break with nonsympathetic political parties The article said the materia break could be effective only with the creation of a free demo cratic government Rizospastis said Zachariades who has been in hiding more than 2 months returned to Athens last week Athens police said if he had it was to take part in a communist uprising Government authorities announced 3 days ago with the Maximum 84 Minimum 66 At 8 a m Saturday 73 Precipitation 19 AGO Maximum 81 I Minimum SO hibition on political or persons ttort a tions by labor unions but to do away with the ban on political expenditures by unions FIRES SHOTS AT OHIO SENATOR Disgruntled Patronage Seeker Is Blamed Washington wild pistol shots were fired at Senator Bricker in the senate subway Saturday and a few hours later officers arrested a suspect they described as a former mem ber of the capitol police force Senate SergeantatArms Ed ward L McGinnis identified the suspect as William Kaiser The arrest was made by metropolitan police in the northwest part of the city Kaiser told reporters with a shrug of his shoulders and a wry smile I was just trying to refresh his memory Bricker previously had de scribed his assailant as a dis gruntled patronage seeker Bricker the 1944 republican vice presidential candidate was not harmed Investigating police said they discovered a fresh chip on the subway wall apparently caused by a bullet from the gun fired near where the senator waited to board a car to take him from the senate office building to the capitol Bricker himself had expressed belief the shots were blanks say ing he did not hear the bullets strike Kaiser described by senate of ficials as an Ohion declined to say whether the gun was loaded with real bullets communist revolutionary plot had been thwarted Minister of Public Order Na poleon Zervas said he did not be lieve Zachariades had returned If the communist minister is found in Athens he will be arrested in connection with the revolutionary plot the minister said Unconfirmed press dispatches said an international brigade unit of 120 members had appeared in action on the guerrilla side in the Kozane region east of Mount Grammos The communist press throughout Europe has been pre dicting the formation of such an outfit for some time In Washington Friday Dwight Griswold chief of the American aid mission to Greece said that military supplies valued at 000000 were enroute to equip loyalist forces in Greece on an antibandit basis Griswold said the equipment was largely from U S army and navy The United Nations security council at Lake Success N Y has under consideration a demand for a border commission with full powers to investigate and watch over Greeces frontiers with Al bania Yugoslavia and COW HAS OPERATION St Helens Ore a guernsey cow owned by Harold Arrowsmith was recuperating from a major operation Saturday With the aid of a spinal block Veterinarian Dr C W Howarth removed a cupful of nails wire and assorted chunks of iron from Imogenes double stomach Negroes Entitled to Vote Charleston S Car S District Judge J Waties Waring ruled Saturday that Negroes are entitled to be enrolled to vote in the South Carolina democratic i primaries FLOOD CONTROL MESSAGE PLAN Truman to Send Report to Congress in Midweek Washington ff President Truman will send to congress next week a special message recom mending a comprehensive flood control plan for the entire middle west the white house announced Saturday The message is expected to go to both houses about the middle of the week Press Secretary Charles G Ross said the flood control pro posal will embrace not only the Missouri valley where recent floods have done extensive dam age but the whole area from the Rockies to the Appalachians Ross would not go into detail as to the cost of any other fea tures of the plan at this time He said the president is working on the message Saturday and expects to spend more time on it next week The message will precede the presidents message based on the latest report from his economic advisers JEWS KIDNAP 2 BRITISH TROOPS Threat of Martial Law Spurs Search of Coast Jerusalem British sergeants were kidnaped from Na anya early Saturday by Jews po ke believed to be extremist un derground fighters and later a Jewish source said Hagana mod erate Jewish underground army was searching for the 2 under hreat of British martial law if hey were not found The Jewish informant said Ha ana socalled Jewish national de ense army and military organiza ion of the Jewish agency was mnting through between 30 and 0 Jewish coastalplain settlements north of allJewish Tel Aviv and lad thrown several hundred men nto the search Natanya itself with a Jewish population of 10000 lies 40 miles north of Tel Aviv Officials said Jews in a taxicab cidnaped the 2 sergeants shortly fter midnight from a public side walk only a hundred yards from a atanya police station The sol iers identified as members of the rmys special investigation detail were reported hurried off toward he Tel Aviv highway 5 miles way A Jewish civilian clerk at an rmy installation near Natanya vas seized with them but was left ehind tied in an orange grove be ore the group had gone far Police said they believed the idnapings might have been a Jew sh underground act to get host ges for the lives of 3 Irgun Zvai jeumi gunmen under sentence to ang for the May 4 Acre prison aid The hanging sentences were onfirmed by the Palestine mili ary commander this week and ow are awaiting possible commu ation by the high commissioner Curiosity Does It Boston curious cat in estigated an electric motor in he basement of a South Boston rug store Curiosity does kill cats INFLATION FEAR OF ECONOMISTS FOR EARLY FALL 60000000 Jobs Now Reality Instead of Wallace Book Title By STERLING F GREEK Washington adminis tration Saturday put aside fears of a mid1947 business setback to study instead the question wheth er the nations highriding econo my is headed for an inflationary crackup Instead of the mild dip which most government economists once predicted after July 1 many now forecast a new and higher plateau of prices in August and Septem ber Sixty million jobs Friday be came a reality instead of the title of a book by Henry A Wallace The census bureau reported that 60055000 civilians were working in June an all time high for peace or war This drove the last nail in the coffin of the highly discussed summer slump some of the econ omists say Actually the working force exceeds Wallaces full em ployment goal for he included men in military service If these are added todays total is 61 453000 The earnings and purchasing power of this army of jobholders is one of the economic forces which President Truman must consider in his special midyear report on the state of the economy The message goes to congress next week The presidents council of eco nomic advisers which Friday gave Mr Truman and the cabinet the facts figures and forecasts on the problems of prosperity is de scribed reliably as worried lest the country is relaxing its resistance to the inflationary mood At this moment one official close to the council reported pri vately the advisers feel it would be unfortunate and unjustified if sizeable price increases are slapped on steel and consumer goods made from steel as a result of the wage increase won by John L Lewis coal miners Neither should the coal settle ment set off a general demand for another round of wage boosts the council believes because the min ers daily wage increase is lot much bigger than the 15cent jourly pattern set in other indus tries in the spring At the commerce department some economists see at least 3 fac ors which may jack up prices and Business activity in August and September They mention 1 The full impact of the spring and summer wage merely in coal but in the steel auto telephone maritime arid oth er show up by hen in the form of greater buying power and heightened demand for goods 2 The cash payment of veterans erminal leave bonds may put over a billion dollars of spending money in veterans pockets In September 3 Controls on consumer he onethird down and 15month payment be lifted in August thereby enlarging every bodys credit resources for the pur chase of autos refrigerators wash ers and other goods The bonds and credit depend on congress The house already has voted 386 to 0for the cash redemption of the GI bonds As to credit curbs federal re serve board chairman Marriner S Eccles has indicated he will lift them soon after congress adjourns late this month unless he gets stat utory authority for further control Congress now seems unlikely to give it There are some counter infla tionary influences With most industries now over the hurdle of wage disputes unin terrupted production can better the supply of goods for sale Exports may fall off late this year as for eign countries run low on dollars and this may curtail factory pro duction End of the harvest season will bring unemployment to many farm and cannery workers Iowa Falls Actress Faces Court Monday Los Angeles Actress Madge Meredith 26 will have to wait until Monday to find out whether she and 3 men must face superior court action on charges of kidnaping robbery and assault Miss Meredith formerly of Iowa Falls Iowa was accused by her former manager Nicholas Giana clis 38 and his bodyguard Verne Davis 32 of engineering a beating they allegedly received from the men near her Hollywood Hills home as preliminary hearing be gan Friday and was continued un til Monday   

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