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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 25, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME m AUCHIVM AiiV THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION iiiinr VOL ua Amcltlti PrtM Jnd United Pitts Full Wirw Five Copy MASON CITT IOWA FRIDAY JULY 15 1M7 This Paper Coiutats at Two One No 245 WAR OVER FOR VETERAN BENEFITS SENATE PASSES FUND BILL FOR FOREIGN RELIEF Includes MiDion for GreekTurkish Aid Program by U S Washington The senate Fri day passed a bill providing 530361000 to finance Americas foreign policy operations includ ing the GreekTurk ish aid program It goes back to the house for action on senate ad ditions The house had trimmed the ad ministrations request for 364000 by 126 per cent but the senate voted to restore most of that cot The foreign aid fund is con tained in a general deficiency ap propriation totaling as passed by the senate This is more than the house allowed Besides the to help Greece and Turkey to combat communism the same amount voted by the bill pro vides for relief in Italy Austria Trieste China and Greece It also carries to pay the occupation relief costs in Japan Korea and Germany for 15 months as compared with for 12 months ap proved by the house There were these other congres sional developments in the ad journment push senate labor com mittee recommended confirma tion of 3 presidential appoint ments to new NLRB jobs created by the TaftHartley labor act But Chairman Robert A Taft said it was doubtful whether the sen ate would have time to vote on the nominations before adjourn ment Consumer house passed and sent to the senate a bill to end federal controls on in stallment buying by Nov 1 The bill would do away with present requirements under which con sumers have to pay down at least onethird on such things as auto mobiles washing machines and refrigerators Vote A hectic 18 hour and 12 minute senate session ended at sunrise Friday with re publican leaders conceding defea in their demands for an investiga tion into Attorney General Clark handling of Kansas City vot fraud charges Determined to carry out their plans to adjourn congress for the year Saturday night GOP chieftains bowed be fore unbending democratic oppo sition After the chamber had been in session nearly 17 hours Sena tor Wherry the republi can whip conceded to his col leagues that GOP forces would be unable to press the Kem pro posal to a final vote this session Military training The house armed services committee Frida approved a universal military training bill by a vote of 20 to 0 Chairman Walter G Andrews R N Y told reporters immediately that there is no intention of bring ing thebill to a house vote this year He said the committee action is intended solely to get a bill be fore congress The biU drafted by a subcommittee goes on the house calendar and will be ready for consideration early next year house Friday approved and sent to President Truman the armynavy unifica tion bill creating a single de partment of defense There will be 3 separate branches for army navy and air Flood joint confer ence committee went to work Fri day to resolve differences in sen ate and house versions of a bill appropriating funds for nation wide construction of projects The senate passed an army civil functionsappropria tion measure Thursday night car rying for flood con trol work This included 625 for the Mississippi basin Social security The senate passed and sent to the white house Thursday a bill freezing social security payroll taxes paid by employes and employers at one per cent through 1949 leaders con privately that President Truman is in a good spot to force them to change their plans about income tax reduction next year Republicans now plan to forego tax reduction at the next session of congress and make a 1948 cam paign issue of Mr Trumans 2 tax vetoes this year But GOP leaders said that if the president himself recommends tax reduc tion to the new congress they will be under great pressure to change their plans AP Wircphoto SWITCH IN Godsil holds tightly to the top of a pole on a switch in a railroad yard in Estherville to escape the wrath of a heifer on the loose from a stock truck The animal led a crowd a merry chase through Estherville streets and finally wound up in a railroad yard where it cornered Godsil on the switch until captured Dtitefr Report 1st Phase W Java Operations Completed Drive Is Aimed at Isolating Central Area of Republic A total of 2075880000 pounds of peanuts were produced in the United States during 1946 Batavia fully qualifier Jutch source said Friday the firs hase of Dutch operations agains the Indonesian republican aimed at isolating central Java from the riceproducing east anc been completed Reporting from the republican capital of Jogjakarta deep in the interior Associated Press corres pondent Harris Jackson said of ficial republicans obviously fore saw the possibility that the Dutch would capture the main parto Java but insisted the Indonesians would render the Dutch position continuously precarious with guerrilla warfare The Dutch informant here said the next step for Dutch troops would be to mop up zones of re sistance in the eastern and west ern parts of the island arid install new administrations Whether Dutch troops then would drive on Jogjakarta in an attempt to smash the remainder of the republic was undecided the informant said A Netherlands army communi que said mopping up already was begun in the eastern part of the island An Indonesian army communi que reported that republican forces in central Java had pene trated Dutch defenses at Semer ang on the north coast jumpofl point for a Dutch drive on Jog jakarta The city is 60 miles north of Jogjakarta Our forces received the full support of the population sur rounding the city the Indonesian communique said A Dutch communique said Dutch forces which swept past 6 more western Java towns including an mportant former republican army leadquarters found much evi dence of Indonesian scorched earth tactics The communique said 2 rubber estates captured in West Java suf fered badly and there was much destruction and burning at Tjit alengka and Madjalaja Air re connaissance showed the import ant west Java radio station at Malabar was ablaze the bulletin added Report Nicaragua Quakes Managua Nicaragua UR Earthquakes were along Nicaraguas as Volcanic Mt Cerro tfegro again erupted The volcano lad been relatively quiet for 24 lours but burst out with greatest clouds of smoke ishes so far reported reported all Pacific coast the and Prospective home builders are dvised by insurance experts to include in their construction plans iches or cabinets for fire extin guishers Stricken Woman Fears Hiccoughs Will Break Neck WinstonSalem N Car Miss Wayne Ferguson 28 year old book store clerk was living Fri day in hopes that she wouldnt get the hiccoughs Miss Ferguson is the victim of a strange ailment Asshe relates it she yawned on June 25 anc her mouth wouldnt close for hours When it finally snappec shut she found that she couldn1 open it for more than a quarter inch Since then shes been examinee by 15 physicians and has triec numerous remedies including head harness Friday she was gnawing balsa wood the latest suggested cure Despite a loss of 33 pounds in weight shes taken it all good naturedly But she says Im afraid Ill get the hiccoughs and break my neck Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Considerable cloudi ness through Saturday Ijghi showers probable Friday night and Saturday A little warmer Saturday Low Friday night 62 to 66 High Saturday 85 to 87 t o w a Considerable cloudiness with widely scattered light showers Friday night and Sat urday Slightly warmer Satur day Low Friday night 62 to High Saturday 87 Iowa 5 Day Outlook Mean tem peratures will average 9 degrees above the state normal of 74 degrees in the north to 6 de grees above normal in the south The normal maximum temper ature for the period ranges from 89 degrees in the north to 91 degrees south and the normal minimum from 65 degrees north to66 south portion Warm Sat urday slightly sboler Sunday followed by a warming trend Monday through Wednesday Precipitation will average one fifth inch occurring as scattered showers Saturday and Sunday Minnesota Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday with widely scattered showers or thunder storms Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or 24 hour period ending at 8 clock Friday morning Maximum 80 Minimum 57 At 8 a m Friday 65 fEAR AGO Maximum 70 Minimum 57 LEWIS ARRIVES AT MINE BLAST SCENE 27 DEAD U S Safety Head Says Inspectors Suspect Explosion Caused by Gas PICTTOE ON PAGE 2 West Frankfort 111 cue crews brought out the las bodies from Old Ben coal min No 8 early Friday and a few hours later John L Lewis ar rived to conduct his own investi gation of the underground explo sion which killed 27 men Lewis president of the AFL United Mine Workers drove hen from Springfield HI where hi had been visiting his mother when the blast ripped through the deep tunnels Thursday after noon He conferred at a hotel with Gov Dwight H Green of Illinois who had hastened here from Chi cago and then talked to a small group grimfaced miners Im here to Help facilitate pay ments of benefits to the depen dents of the disaster victims Lewis said We want to see that the claims are paid as quickly as possible Like all other folks I am deeply concerned over this tragic affair I came here to find ou what I can about the disaster Lewis then went down Into the mine on an inspection tour His brother Howard is the assistant general underground superinten dent for the Old Ben Coal Mine corporation He aided In the res cue work There were more than 200 men in the mine when the explosion rumbled through one section oj he mine 500 feet below the sur face and 2J miles back from the main shaft Most of the miners es caped through an air shaft Rescue crews groping through ioTsonbus Birdc 3amp Brought out he last 3 bodies Friday morning At Washington Daniel Harring on chief of the safety branch ol he U S Bureau of Mines said hat inspectors suspect the dis aster was caused by a gas explo sion Lewis strode grimly into the union office a half hour before any of the local union officials ar rived Friday He was greeted by a girl secretary and a few miners stood in awkward surprise One of them stuckout his hand and said Pleased to meet you ttr Lewis Then they talked for a half lour about the disaster Meanwhile Green conferred vith Harold Walker director of he state department of mines and minerals Afterward he said It apparently was a model mine and wellventilated The explo ion was confined to one small area of the mine In a spontaneous work stoppage about 7000 miners in 12 Franklin county mines stayed away from he diggings Friday Many of them came to West Frankfort milling ibout the streets f Lewis conferred briefly with mine officials and then went to he hospital where he visited pri vately with each of the 3 men in ured in the blast STEEL COMPANY BOOSTS PRICES Middletown Ohio ff The jnerican Rolling Mill company Friday was the first member of le steel family to boost basic teel prices President Charles R Hook an ounced Thursday night that mco intended to meet rising osts by getting and more a o Revised prices which Hook said ecame effective Thursday quoted basic figure of a ton for hot oiled steel compared with reviously and against or cold rolled steel the 2 finished teel grades Armco produces It has long been possible to in tsall a television set in combination ith telephone so that each speak r can see the other but the de ices are too costly for general use Whirling Rotor Hurls Tons of Steel Through Eastern Plant Pittsburgh generator at 1100 revolution a minute in a test run at Westinghouse Electric Corpbroke up Friday sending tons of steel hurtling through the test section of the firms east Pittsburgh plant The company reported one woman was killed At least 5 other persons were reported injured An 800pound pole of the retor crashed through the roof of the plant soared high into the air struck the EastPittsburgher hotel across Electric Ave from the plant Three other poles also let go but remained in the plant The entire rotor weighedmore than 5 tons Striking the hotel the flying pole smashed the front wall of the buildings 4th floor Crashing into the crowded street below the heavy metal strucka water main crushing it The gushing water flooded the street and poured info the plan according to the reports The rotor broke up with a sharp report but the sound was dwarf ec by the rending crMhes of the fly ing steel as it ripped through the roof and smashed into the hotel 400 feet from the plant Westinghouse said that thi test block on which the rotor was being operated was de stroyed ExLawmaker May Garsson Brothers Get Prison Terms Trio Is Sentenced to 8 Months to 2 Years for Wartime Bribery Washington man Andrew J May was sen tenced Friday to a term of from months to 2 years in prison on charges of accepting i bribes while he was wartim chairman of the house military affairs committee The 2 men accused of paying May the mak ers Murray and Henry also were given prison terms wit a minimum of S months and a maximum of 2 yean The maximum penaltx tha could have been imposed on each by Judge Henry A Schweinhau was 6 years in prison and fine of The sehtenc ing was delayei for nkorV than hours while th defendants law yers pleaded fo a new trial am May beseeohec the court fo mercy The 72 year old former Ken tucky democrat ic congressman insisted that hi had never taken M GARSSON a singie dime dishonestly during his long service n congress None of the defendants had anything to say to newsmen after hearing their sentences All were released on bail each pend ing appeals In a quivering voice May tol ichweinhaut Regardless of the verdict oi he jury regardless of what has een said regardless of what may happen in the future I have no ear of my conscience and I am not guilty The government he federal jury agreed after an 1week trial ending he Garssons had paid May for using his influence to get con racts for Garsson munitions plants Defense attorneys already fcave erved notice that they intend to the supreme court i necessary develop Tearless Jnion to Eliminate Sniffles in Cooking Davis CaL UPJ An almost tearless onion has been devel ped to take the sniffles out of ooking Dr Glen N Davis professor at he University of California col ege of agriculture Friday an ounced successful production of he smiling onion California hy rid red No 1 which he said is exceedingly mild has an extra rdinarily sweet flavor and is es ecially good for eating raw in alads He explained no onion can be ompletely tearless and still re ain flavor because the volatile ulphur which makes the house burst into tears is respons le for the sharp flavor find Lost House 9 Miles Away Cleveland Z Papps wayward house Friday was found n suburban North Olmsted 9 miles from where he left it The man who carted it away was Herman Kawraan who told oliee he had permission to do so from the owner of the lot Kascman auled the 12 by 21foot structure to North Olmstead where he runs frozen custard stand It was standing on skids in the lot next to a house Papp owns on est 4th street He bought it for moved it in from Bcrea and planned to add a room and maybe sell or rent it Thursday in broad daylight 2 men drove up hooked up a winch ragged the cottage aboard the truck and drove out Detroit avenue aid a neighbor girl Margaret Tonta 15 Thursday night Papp went out the avenue asking people whether ey had seen his cottage going by He finally found it 9 miles away ANDREW MAY to Prison Find Plane Debris Lost for 7 Months Longmire Mt Rainier National Park tattered fragment of a marines uniform a weathered piece of a servicemans health record and a few bits of wreck age Friday ended the 7month mystery over the fate of a ma rine transport plane which disap peared with 32 men aboard Members of a party of 8 Rainier National park rangers found the articles new the 10000foot level Of Mount Hauliers treacherous south Tahoma glacier Navy offi cers said they were from the long missing plane lost from a storm harassed formation on a San DiegoSeattle flight Forest rangers camped Thurs day night at a baseabove the mile ievel and planned to return Fri day to the area where the plane apparently crashed into the face of a sheer 3000foot cliff Capt A O Rule commander of the Sandpoint naval air sta tion said the rangers reports in dicated the plane exploded scat tering wreckage and personnel over a wide area Convicted Socialite Will Ask for New Trial in Slave Case San Diego motion for a new trial for Mrs Elizabeth In galls 62 former Boston socialite convicted of holding her Negro maid a slave will be heard in fed eral court here next Tuesday Mrs Ingalls is scheduled to be sentenced the same day Motion for the new trial was iled Thursday by her attorney Clifford Fitzgerald He asked for he retrial on grounds that Federal Judge Jacob Weinberger mis directed the jury He also claimed hat the verdict of guilty was contrary to the evidence and the aw Suggest U S Prisoners o Strip Scrap Ships Washington that navy shipscrapping program will yield only about one cent on a dollars original cost led to a suggestion in congress Friday that ederal prisoners be used to strip the vessels first of critical metals Rep Stefan told a eporter he has asked the bureau f prisons maritime commission nd the navy to consider putting military and civilian prisoners to vork removing scarce metal from urplus navy ships before they are old for scrap Russian No to Visit Irks 2 Lawmakers Washington to a Russian visit by 3 American lawmakers rubbed raw Friday a new point of irritation between congress and the soviet union The turn down produced 1 A proposal that hundreds of Russians be expelled from the United States 2 A curt letter to Soviet Am bassador Nikolai V Novikov abou diplomatic deterrents 3 Complete junking of plans for the trip t A rise in congressional tem peratures especially that of Rep Kersten Kersten is chairman of a 3man house labor subcommittee which was supposed to go to Russir in September to study education anc labor to determine the amount of freedom allowed students teach ers and workers The state department issuec passports to Kersten and to Reps Owens and Kennedy D Mast But Moscow refused visas The reason Kersten was told in a letter from Yuri M Bruslov chief of the consular division ol the soviet embassy Lack of hotel accommodations and some other shortages both in Moscow and in the big educational and industrial centers caused by the war As a result the letter said trips of foreign tourists are not yet pos sible for the time being Kersten got off a letter Thurs day to Secretary of State MarshaU and another to Ambassador Novi kov He told MarshaU When a congressional subcom mittee is refused visas by the Russian embassy because of lack of hotel accommodations I sub mit it is entirely in order for you to request the immediate remova of all excess Russian nationals registered and unregistered re siding in our country because of the acute housing shortage in the United States Further he asked Marshall to put into effect strict reciprocity and authorize the residence in this country of only that number of Russian nationals as is per mitted to citiiensof the United States in the soviet union To Novikov1 Kersten wrote that he people of the world hunger for objective truth father than diplomatic He said the subcommittee had not intend ed to travel as tourists and was prepared for plenty of hard ships But fingering his American passportminus soviet chairman told a reporter he has abandoned any plans for the trip now Certainly he said we are not going to beseech them And I intend to insist that excess Rus sians in this country be politely and firmly invited to leave He said he thinks Secretary Marshall has the necessary power o get them out through controji of passports and visas Marshall lad no immediate comment neither did the Russian embassy Kersten said there are about J8 Americans with passports in Russia and 810 registered Rus sians in the United TRUMAN ACTION MARKS TDAf FOR Gl RIGHTS Sets Beginning of End of Educational Loan Unemployment Benefits Washington Truman Friday declared the war over insofar as veterans benefits and a batch of other war and emergency statutes are concerned The chief executive signed a senate joint resolution making inoperative some 175 laws whose effect was based on the states of war and emergency But he sad some other extraor dinary powers must be retained for a time and announced that he has asked Attorney General Clark to continue his studies on the ending of the remaining war statutes In interpreting the 175 acts the resolution says the proclamations of World war II the limited emer gency and the unlimited emer gency shall be construed as term inated and peace established It is therefore tionofwar about 16 000000 war veterans and service men It marks the beginning of the end of the educational unemploy ment and loanguarantee benefits of the Gt bill of rights Veterans benefits will no longer be available to 1 New enlistees Men and wom en who enter the services after the presidents signature will be considered peacetime personnel When they leave the services they will be considered only fexservice men not war veterans As such they will not be entitled to unem ployment allowance educational or jobtraining assistance or gov ernment loanguarantees If they have serviceincurred disabilities they will be entitled to compensa tion at about 75 per cent of the wartime rates Z Men and women who before the measure was signed have served less than the 90day period required for eligibility to veterans benefits or who have been dis charged before serving 90 days because of disabilities For veterans of World war II and for men and women in service more than 90 days as of Friday ihese benefits will be affected 1 Education and Courses must be started not later than 4 years after the date of the signing and must be completed not later than 9 years after TDay 2 Unemployment will cease 2 years after TDay They range up to a week for not more than 52 weeks 3 Loan be made any time within 10 years after TDay Protest Ban on Playing Cards in UN Waiting Room Lake Success W R lodgson of Australia protested to he United Nations security coun cil against a secretariat order for bidding chauffeurs of U N dele Sates from playing gin rummy in heir waiting room Hodgson asked permission to raise the issue at the opening of Tridays Balkan debate He said These chauffeurs must wait in a small room without air condi ioning without water without jooks And now they cant even lave a 5cent gin rummy game Thats not democratic Assistant Secretary General van Kerno said he would see what could be done about it Woman 74 Dies of Auto Accident Injuries Humboldt Alvin Sop eland 74 died here Friday of in uries suffered in an automobile accident near here Monday SAME DATE Black llnf muni Irafflo 4uUi la put tt bottri STRIKE CURTAILS FORDS OUTPUT Mercury and Lincoln Production Suspended Detroit strike at the Vlurray Corporation of America Friday forced the Ford Motor com pany to suspend indefinitely its iroduction of Mercury and Lin coln cars Murray supplies Ford with frames and bodies Fords action raised to 11500 he number idle as a result of the Hurray stoppage Lincoln and ilercury workers will be laid off n Detroit plants at the end of op erations Friday Earlier attempts to end the 3 dayMurray strike had been jalked when conciliators post poned until probably Monday a scheduled meeting between com any negotiators and officials of he CIO United Auto Workers Jnion Some 4500 employes will be aid off at Lincoln and Mercury M L Bricker Ford vice presi dent and director of general pro duction indicated that the com panys operations would be af ected still more U the Murray itrike was not settled soon Continuance of the strike will orce more drastic cutbacks in iroduction within a few days he aid He did not enlarge on the itatement Bricker said the Murray shut down hit Mercury output at a time when it barely was recovering rom a previous strike in plants of he parts maker He said branch Ford plants would continue to assemble Mer cury cars until their stocks are depleted Plane and Truck Collide Buenos Aires of an airliner and a truck at Moron airport here Thursday killed 4 men and injured 5 The plane was oming down from a test flight when it hit the truck Both burned   

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