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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 17, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                Eft IA NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL UD Frcn United Press Full Lcajrt wlia Ccnu Copy MASON crnr IOWA THURSDAY JULY IT HOME EDITION niiiir Thli Paper Conatsu of Two One No POLAND AND RUSSIA DLAME GREECE Iron Worker Saves Ground After Leg Pals Life High Above Is Smashed by Girder AF Wirephoto INJURED WORKER firemen lower Frank C Ryan an ironworker from the steel structure of a razedbuilding after a swinging girder smashed his leg Congress Set for Quick Vote on Trumans Income Tax Veto set Thursday for a final and un doubtedly futile effort to reduce personal income taxes at this ses sion The white house said President Trumans 2nd tax bill veto defin itely will go to capitol hill Friday Speaker Joseph W Martin Jr predicted the house would over ride the veto within 2 hours after it is received There were these other congres sional developments Natural senate com merce committee voted 6 to 5 to pigeonhole a houseapproved bill that would bar the federal power commission from exercising jur isdiction over production and use of natural gas Flood republi cans charged that President Tru man had reversed his position of last January in asking congress for now to start a 10year Mississippi basin flood control program Universal high army official told a house subcommit tee the armed services will train 850000 teenagers a year if con gress approved the universal mil itary training program requested by President Truman Hemisphere armaments the house foreign affairs committee approved a bill to authorize Mr Truman to go ahead with his pro gram for modernizing and stand ardizing the armaments of west ern hemisphere nations of the state and commerce departments assured senators that shipments of steel and other scarce commodities un der the Marshall plan for rehabil itating Europe would be limited to the severest hardship cases abroad Tru man signed the emergency bill permitting government depart ments and agencies to nay their employes pending final action on appropriations bills Many of these measures are tied up in confer ence committees Labor Fred A Hartley of the house labor committee authorized a special subcommittee to investigate any labor racketeering in the motion picture industry Hartley said hearings will open Aug 4 in Los Angeles Air senate commerce committee it was learned has en dorsed the finding by a staff ex pert that a dozen different causes contributed to the May 29 United Airlines accident at La Guardia field in New York The commit tees expert found that weather runway pilot plane and loading all entered into the crash which killed 44 persons Vote Fraud Senate republi cans were determined to take up the Kansas City vote fraud case again even at the risk of a long drawnout political row The is sue was whether the senate should overrule its judiciary com mittee and order an investigation into reports of a justice depart ment whitewash of the alleged voting discrepancies in last sum mers Missouri democratic pri mary CIO called on congress to set up a lonerrange program to keep some 3000000 farmers down on the farm so they will not be forced to move into cities and compete for factory jobs CIO Educational Director Hermit Eby told the house agri culture committee the time has come to develop an overall pro gram to replace the 10yearold A A A Displaced persons Supporters of amove to admit European refu gees to this country rallied behind a measure that would permit im mediate entry of 100000 DPs This legislation was offered as a sub stitute for the Stratton bill to ad mit 400000 DPs over a 4year pe riod Detroit quick heroic action of an iron workman labor ing high above the ground on a downtown building was credited Thursday with saving the life of a fellow worker whose leg was smashed by a moving steel girder While horrified passersby in the citys financial district watched Wednesday afternoon the swing ing beam struck and mangled the leg of 32 year old Frank Ryan father of 2 children But as the injured man nearly toppled from the tiny 3 foot square platform where he was working with Alfred Finck his companion pulled him to safety and held him on the platform for an agonizing half hour until help arrived Physicians at St Marys hos pital where taken after first being rushed to Receiving hospital were forced to amputate the crushed leg but attendants reported early Thursday that the seriously hurt worker was rest ing comfortably Officials of a fire department rescue squad which lowered Ryan to the ground in a harness said Fincks deft movements in ap plying a tourniquet to the leg were responsible for keeping the injured man conscious Ryan and Finck both steel con struction workers for 10 years were employed as members of a wrecking crew which was raz ing the building Other workers report Ryan had cut the steel beam away from the wall with a blow torch and signalled the crane operator to pull it down However the beam broke its connection too suddenly and swung back against the workman FLOOD CONTROL DELAY IS LIKELY Committee Chairmen Say It Will Wait to48 Washington resident Trumans request for now to launch a 10year 000000 flood control and river de velopment program bumped into stern and powerful opposition Thursday It is a scatterfire and poorly conceived plan Chairman Taber RN T of the house appropria tions committee which must pass on the request told reporters There is no possibility of leg islation this year added Chair man Dondero RMich of the house public works committee which has jurisdiction over river programs up to the point where the appropriations committee takes over With that opposition to start with and congress in its waning days even the most optimistic backers of the presidents plan privately gave up hope for action this year Theres nothing we can do un til next year and it will he a fight even then one of them said In a special message to congress Wednesday Mr Truman said the recent devastating floods in the Missouri and Mississippi valleys make it imperative that something be done quickly Accordingly he said he would send to the lawmakers promptly a formal request for the 000 to start the work That money would augment a sum of between and be ing considered by senatehouse conference committees trying to compromise differences in pend ing appropriation bills DDKE OF EDINBURGH London Philip Mount batten will be named the Duke of Edinburgh on the eve of his wed ding to Princess Elizabeth the Daily Express reported Thursday Philip would have to be addressed as your royal highness Eliza beth would be known as the Duchess of Edinburgh until she becomes queen GUERILLAS FAIL IN ATTEMPT ON EPIRUS CAPITAL Believed Withdrawing Toward 2nd Group of 2000 on Mt Gamila By L S CHAKALES Athens circles expressed belief Thursday that survivors of the 2500 who the government said in vaded Greece from Albania Sun withdrawn successfully eastward toward the towering Mt Grammes range near the frontier Only scattered minor clashes were reported in the Mt Gamila area The rebels retreat was noted Wednesday when Greek army units attacked north of loannina but failed to contact the main force Military informants said they believed the insurgents were trying to reach their comrades on Mt Grammos where national forces were harrying another group of 2000 The larger party failed in an attempt to capture loannina capital of Epirus Greek troops watched closely for developments along the Yugo slav and Albanian borders from Fiorina to Konitsa an area preg nant with possibilities of new eruptions of border battle Despite their apparent reversal the guerilla chieftain Markos Vi fiades was reported in the com munistdominated newspaper El eftheria Ellada to have issued a proclamation over a guerilla radio asserting it was absolutely neces sary to create an independent communist government in what he termed the free regions The purported broadcast was said to have proclaimed that the guerillas were willing to come to an agreement hut that estab lishment of a free state was neces saryOne of the aims ofthe free state was to free Greece from Intervention whose aim Is to turn Greece into the starting point for war in the Balkans The communist newspaper Rizospastis said headquarters of the Greek democratic army guerilas had established the radio station within Greece and that it broadcast 2 hours a day Foreign ministry sources said the station had been heard for 2 days and that because of its power it was believed to be outside Greece perhaps in either Belgrade Yugo slavia or Sofia Bulgaria where facilities have been allocated for propaganda The broadcast contained no in dication that the guerillas in tended to lay down their arms under conditions of current am nesty for political offenses The proclamation was quoted as say ing the guerillas would abstain from activities and would recog nize free elections The government said that dur ing the first week of July 210 guerillas were killed 150 wounded U captured and that 50 surrendered Meanwhile Napoleon Zervas minister of public order declared in Athens that statements made by leftist prisoners indicated that 2 of the 8 battalions comprising the invading guerilla forces were composed of foreigners Zervas did not specify the na tionality of the foreigners Gov ernment sources previously had charged however that the force said to have struck across the Al banian border contained elements of an international brigade OVER THE DAM The 3 little fishes that swam over the dam had living counter parts at Rockwell City last week when thousands of carp went over the dam into North Twin Lake during the recent floods This lake had recently been cleaned of rough fish such as carp which destroy vegetation and make lakes uninhabitable for game fish Now it will have to be done all over again FOOD FOR STRIFETORN load foodstuffs including bags of flour and canned goods aboard the U S American Victory at Staten Island pier in New York for shipment to Greece Monona Club Ruled Ineligible for Legion Play Mononas Junior Legion base ball team has been ruled ineligible for competition in the Iowa tour nament series and therefore all of their play going back to the Clay ton county championship will not count and a new series must be held to determine the 4th district titlehblder The decision was made known Thursday afternoon as a result of an investigation by the American Legion state athletic committee Mqnona was foundto be in the wrongon several counts mainly involving the filing of birth cer tificates of their players Protests had been made by the Mason City and Lansing team managers The rules specified that players must have been registered with a state agency prior to Jan 1 of this year and that copies of certificates be on hand at the time of district tournament play The Monona team was given a period of grace on the latter count but could not make good on the initial rule Elkader the other participant from Clayton county has decided not to participate Independence the Buchanan county representa tive will come to Mason City to meet the Mason City juniors at Roosevelt field at 2 p m on Sat urday The winner of that game will play Lansing for the 4th dis trict championship on Sunday aft ernoon at The Waterloo Mer chants presenting a revised lineup from the team which lost here last Sunday will meet the Mason City Senior Legion club in the 2nd game of the Sunday doubleheader The winner of the 4th district championship will meet Waterloo the 6th district champ with the winner of that game to play West Bend the 8th district winner for the right to enter the 4team state tourney in Mason City which opens here on Aug 1 Half of the receipts from the championship game will be given to the Lansing team to help defray expenses for medical attention re quired for Catcher Ray Meyer who suffered a broken leg here last Sunday SAME White Hat meant no traffic death In past 24 honrs 1948 Full Collection of Tax Would Put Iowa at U S Top Des Moines returns to full rate collection of state income taxes next year it will send Iowas rate to levels higher than in any other state for many persons in income brackets up to an Iowa Taxpayers association compilation showed Thursday The association said that in some brackets the rate in some other states is higher than Iowas and the Iowa State Education as sociation reported that In some states the rate runs up to as high as 15 per cent in higher brackets Iowas maximum is 5 per cent on taxable income inexcess of There is current discussion of the possibility of a special legis lative session to return collections to half rate in view of mounting state income from various rev enue sources Such a session would have to be called by the governor if it were to be held The governor opposed returning to the full rate but the legislature overrode his recommendations The Taxpayers association com pilation showed that on a full rate collection basis a married lowan with 2 dependents and a exemption will pay in taxes next year This is more than in Oregon which is 2nd high and which collects in such a situation The compilation also showed that Iowas full rate tax collection will be the highest of any state in the following categories Married person with tax able income 2 dependents and full rate tax Second high state is Idaho with Married person with tax able income 2 dependents and de duction of tax at full rate Second high state is Vir ginia with The study prepared by the as sociations research department also showed that Iowas rate on single persons is near the top of the list although exceeded gener ally by Oregon Idaho and North Carolina Iowas 1947 income tax rev enues at the half rate basis have been reaching hew highs and thus farhave brought in910266046 or more than a year ago CHURCHILL IN COMMONS London URMCarTime Minis ter Winston Churchill appeared in commons Wednesday night for the first time since he underwent an operation June 11 He expects to resume his full duties as a mem ber of parliament in October The 10 largest steel producers in the United States have over 80 per cent of the nations steel mak ing capacity of which the 2 larg est share more than half 2 FARM YOUTHS DROWN IN GREEK Swept by Current to Death Near Hansell 9 and Jackie 8 sons of Mr and Mrs William Rule farmers near Hansell were drowned Jin West Fork creek late Wednesday afternoon and their parents narrowly escaped a sim ilar fate in an effort to rescue them The bodies were at the Greenfield funeral home at Hamp ton Thursday awaiting funeral arrangements The accident occurred at a point in the stream which runs through the Rule farm Mr Rule and his 2 sons had been wading in the creek seining for minnows Mr Rule had stepped into a deep hole and had just warned his sons to beware of it when they became caught in a swift current and were carried into the hole Mrs Rule who was some dis tance away on the bank saw her husband and sons were having difficulty in the water and she also waded out in an effort to rescue them Neither Mr nor Mrs Rule could swim In the meantime Robert Rule brother of Mr Rule went out into the water and succeeded jn sav ing Mr and Mrs Rule but both boys were beyond reach The bodies of the 2 boys were recovered about half an hour later by Dean Frederick 19 One of the bodies was in 15 feet of water The Rule farm is located north west of Hansell He Knows Discs Fly He Made and Flew One Margate England Councillor A Lovell really knows that flying discs made one and it flew Lovells revolving disc is rub berpropelled and 14 in chips across It has an 18inch stabiliz ing rotor and a triangular stabil izing vane In Thursdays first tests it flew 100 feet HEDY LAMARR DIVORCED LaMarr Thursday divorced her 3rd hus band Actor John Loder 47 charg ing he caused her great and grievous mental suffering Sh received custody of their 3 chil dren John Anthony 4 months old Denise Hedwig 2 and adopted James LaMarr 8 ASK FORMATION NEW COALITION STATE AND VOTE Ask for Immediate Withdrawal of Foreign Military Personnel By MAX HARRELSON Lake Success IP Poland oined Russia Thursday in blam ng Greece for the current Bal can disorders and demanded for mation of a new coalition govern ment in Greece new elections and he immediate withdrawal of for eign military personnel Polands views were stated by Dr Oscar Lange United Nations security council president as the council met in extraordinary ses sion in an atmosphere intensified y the fighting in northern rreece It is necessary lhat Greece be extricated from the network of international power politics Lange said in demanding the withdrawal of foreign troops Lange said the primary trouble in the Balkans must be attributed to the internal situation in Greece aggravated by the presence of foreign troops The present gov ernment in Greece is a coalition of the major parties with the communists and other leftist groups excluded Lange vigorously opposed the American proposal for a semi permanent U N commission in the Balkans on the ground that this seemed to be based on the assumption that the 3 soviet Bulgaria and to blame for the Balkan trouble The council plunged again into the Balkan question after post poning until Aug 5 any discus sion on Egypts demand for the withdrawal of British troops from Egyptian soil As the session began Herschel V Johnson deputy U S delegate told newsmen the United States was standing firm on its proposal for a border watch in the troubled area but was willing to accept amendments as long as they did not change the heart of the pro posal Johnson thus knocked down re ports that the United States would offer a revised resolution to meet objections of some delegations Lange attacked the majority re port of the Balkan investigating commission which found the 3 soviet satellites primarily respon sible for the Balkan trouble He complained that the majori ty conclusions read like a state ment of opinion and sounded as if they were drafted for political purposes The big question was Will Russia veto the U S proposals Rain Drops Temperature After Record The mercury hit 89 by mid morning in Mason City Thursday to approach the years high ol 91 set Wednesday before a cooling rain of 15 of an inch sent the reading tumbling to 75 by noon North Iowa farmers made the best of the sizzling workday weather and watched with pleas ure as their corn crops gained another notch in their attempt to catch last years August growth Wednesdays high in the state was 96 at Ft Dodge while Sioux City and Onawa each reported 95 The low early Thursday was 65 at Spencer Davenport Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Full Story of Evacuating 330000 Troops From Dunkerque Told 7 Years Afterward London IP The British ad miralty released Thursday 7 years after the event the full epic story of the British and French evacua tion from the bombed bloody beaches of Dunkerque between May 26 and June 4 1940 Even the matteroffact lang uage of the dispatch from Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay who directed the operation failed to hide the magnificence of the achievement Ramsay disclosed in his dis patch written on June 18 1940 that of the 176 British ships used in the operation 35 were sunk and 42 others damaged Those ships ranging from destroyers and hos pital ships to trawlers and drift ers were supplemented by approx imately 700 little boats which put out from British fishing points to rescue the battered troops Three hundred and thirty thousand of the British troops who had been driven out of Eur ope by the victorious Germans were brought back to Britain The admiralty Ramsay wrote had expected at the utmost to res cue 45000 The French navy too suffered heavy losses among the 196 ships which it flung into the task of evacuating French troops from the beaches Nineteen of them were sunk and 2 others damaged but they brought 20525 French troops to Britain In all 123095 French troops were transported across the channel in British and French ships Through intensive air attack minelaying by plane action by motor torpedo boats coast artil lery gunfire and submarine oper ations the Germans tried to block the evacuation Ramsay reported All their operations succeeded in part but the air attacks were the worst he said Heavy air attacks started on May 29 Ramsay wrote From then onwards the scale and vigor of the air attack increased and during June 1 all ships in Dunk erque off the beaches or in the approach channels were subjected every 2 hours to an unprece dented scale of attack by aircraft in such numbers that the Royal Airforce were unable to deal with the situation A footnote reported the RAF de stroyed 262 German planes over the beaches between May 26 and June 4 The actual evacuation started on May 26 with the signal Please send every available craft to beaches east of Dunkerque Ger man armor it was noted was then operating to the south of the beaches From the signals received it appeared the situation was des perate that little could be lifted direct from the port of Dunkerque and that the maximum effort must be made from the beaches Ramsay wrote Heavy air attacks by more than 100 bombers started soon after dawn on June 1 and it be came evident that a very serious threat to daylight evacuation again was in being The toll of casualties among the ships during the day was mounting particu larly among the destroyers On June 2 this signal came from the beaches Wounded sit uation acute and hospital ships should enter during day Geneva convention will be honorably ob served it is felt and that the enemy will refrain from attack ing So 2 hospital ships were started out and both Ramsay reported were attacked by Junkers planes One the Paris was badly dam aged and it subsequently sank and the last attempt to evacuate the wounded by hospital carrier from Dunkerque was brought to nought On June 3 and 4 the small boats joined the evacuation fleet in in I creasing numbers despite con tinuous bombing attacks Ram say wrote that the number of soldiers taken off the beaches by motor boats cannot be estimated One 35foot motor launch how ever ferried off 600 men to trans ports and carried 420 direct to England On the final night after the last 2 destroyers had left at a m a number of power boats continued to work in Dunkerque harbor and only left when they came under small arms fire from German troops who had pene trated into Dunkerque at certain points Ramsay said Ramsay was killed Jan 2 1945 when his plane crashed on a trip to Belgium Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing and cooler Thursday night Fair and cool Friday High Friday near 80 Iowa Partly cloudy scattered showers or thundershowers cen tral portion Thursday afternoon and in extreme east late Thurs day afternoon or early Thursday evening Friday fair Cooler Friday and in west and central portions Thursday night High Friday 76 to 80 Thursday afternoon Fair Thursday night and Friday Cooler Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 91 Minimum 67 At 8 a m Thursday 77 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 79 68   

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