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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 8, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME AN ARCHIVES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION imiir VOL tin Aoodntwl Pita UnlUd Pnu full Wins Fin MASON CITY IOWA FKIDAY AUGUST 8 1M7 Thii Piper Consists at Two One No 257 CREDIT CONTROLS ON NOV 1 BRITISH HOUSE VOTES ATTLEES CRISIS POWERS SocialistDominated Commons Approves Bill For Drastic Action London socialist dominated house of commons ap proved Friday the governments sweeping crisis powers bill described by Winston Churchill as a blank check for totalitarian government The house gave the bill a 2nd it in principle a record vote The gov ernment hoped to push the mea sure through all remaining par liamentary stages before the com mons scheduled adjournment next Wednesday An amendment to reject the measure was defeated 251 to 148 The socialist government says the bill is necessary for effective dealing with the British economic crisis It would empower the gov ernment to tell men and women where they must work and to take over the management of firms considered to be operating ineffi ciently Home Secretary Chuter Ede backing the bill said We believe that this is a crisis likely to move forward with such rapidity that we should have power to deal drastically and swiftly with awk ward situations that may arise Churchill snapped Hitler said that Launching an allout conserva tive attack on Prime Minister Att lees Spartan plans for meeting the economic labor spokesman asserted were appro priate and declared The governments proposals will mean the abrogation of par liament and of all our long cher ished rights Government requested legisla tion to implement theAttlee pro gram wrould extend and strengthen government powers dating from wartime to direct labor into nec essary industry and intervene in inefficient industries The pro gram itself was aimed at cutting down imports and boosting pro duction for export Speaking just before Churchill took the floor Deputy Prime Min ister Huerbert Morrison declared We are not going to be cross examined in advance as to exactly what we will do with the powers when we get them Churchill maintained that the labor and industry controls asked by the government would destroy British freedom and added These powers are the negation of British freedom and way of liv ing in time of peace He said the socialist ministers would be the absolute masters of the country while parliament was in recess It is scheduled to adjourn for the summer next week Is this necessary to the life of the country he asked It would mean a state of alarm and dis couragement and paralysis Churchill declared that Attlees speech which the prime minister outlined his work more eat less program forBritain universally judged to be inadequate Source of Oil in Water Found to Be Filling Station Calmar Benda didnt strike oil or natural gas when he sunk a water well here Public Health Engineer R B McAllister said Eriday the source of fuel saturating the water from the well is a gasoline station across the street Combustible qualities qf the water from the well hadstirred speculation about natural gas or oil An early check at the filling station disclosed no losses but Mc Allister said the ground around the well was so permeated with gasoline it is unlikely the well ever will produce drinkable water U S Movie Exporters Ban Films to Britain New York Johnston president of the Motion Picture Association of America an nounced Friday directors of the Motion Picture Export association had voted to discontinue imme diately shipments of American feature films and short subjects to England Johnston said the Van would continue indefinitely The action came after the Brit ish government had authorized the imposition of an import tax on films which the organization estimates will absorb 75 per cent of the earnings of American films in Great Britain Poll Reveals Legislators Favor Tax Gut By DWIGHT MCCORMACK A P Staff Writer 1 DCS Molnes a session of the were called to reduce the state income tax a 50 per cent cut probably would be made an Associated Press poll indicated Friday However the big question is whether an extraordinary assem bly will be convened Only Gov Robert D Blue can call a special session And he is not expected to retuin to his of fice from a navysponsored excur sion to Hawaii for governors un til next Monday Even soif it were left up to the legislators it apparently would be a close decision The poll showed 39 members of the house favor a special session and 34 oppose it out of the 108 members Fourteen senators favor an extraordinary meeting and 4 oppose it out of the 50 members But the poll showed if a special session were called 40 house memr hers would vote for a 50 per cent cut in the Income tax and 27 would vote against it Fifteen sen ators expressed favor for such a cut and 4 opposed it A sizable number of the 83 house members and some of the 20 senators who either answered the poll or were contacted at the last weekend Governors day cel ebration at Clear Lake declined to commit themselves on either ques tion Although some declared they opposed a special session they said they would vote for a 50 per cent cut if an extraordinary as sembly were called Of the house membersheard from 17 said they had changed thenminds on the income tax rate since the house voted 76 to 30 in the regular session last winter to return the rate to 100 per cent said they would vote now for the half rate However if the 17 along with the original 30 who wanted the half rate voted for a cut they still would need 8 more or a total of make the re duction effective With only 6 of the 30 not heard from the others said they would maintain their original position When the senate voted on the income tax rate question last win ter the count was 26 to23 for re turn to the full rate next year The 23 who wanted the half rate continued would need 3 more votes to effect a cut The poll showed 4 had changed their minds and now favor the half rate The greatest variation in ex pressions of the legislators was on the question of when any special session should be held House members preferences extended all the way from Sept 8 to next winter The senators agreed it should be before the first ol the year Some said any extraordinary assembly should be called any time Others said October one said not later than Nov 1 and not a said before corn picking time V Gun Toter Found Insane After Senate Episode Washington R H Spires 38 year old South Caro lina veteran who was arrested carrying a pistolin the capital shortly after President Truman visited there July 23 has been judged of unsound mind and com mitted to St Elizabeths hospital for mental treatment A municipal court jury took only 10 minutes Thursday to rule Spires mentally unsound Dr Ami no Perretti psychiatrist said he was suffering from a persecution complex HUGHES AGREES TO SURRENDER PRIVATE FILES Subpoena Issued for Mftyer After Failure UP Appear at Hearing Washington Hughes agreed Friday to make available to the senate war inves tigating committee private pa pers which Chairman Ferguson RMich had ordered seized un der subpoena The millionaire plane builder announced his readiness to pro duce the papers when the commit tee met Friday afternoon after a luncheon recess In a forenoon session of the committees hearings on his 0000000 warplane contracts Hughes had steadfastly insisted he would turn over only such papers as his attorney advised should be surrendered Ferguson then issued the sub poena for the papers As Hughes strode into the com mittee room in shirt sleeves car over his arm for thebeginning of the afternoon session testimony both com mittee officials and Hughes at torneys said they had been unable to locate Johnny Meyer Meyer pudgy free spending publicity man for Hughes failed to appear at the hearing Friday and Ferguson issued subpoena for him William P Rogers committee counsel will go over Hughes pri vate papers with Noah Dietrich head of the Hughes Tool com pany and any the committee wants will be made available and over Meyers absence oc cupied so much time that the com mittee only got started during the forenoon on questioning as to circumstances under which Hughes got his war contracts Hughes received 2 wartime plane one for a flyiing boat and a one for photo reconnaissance planes When Hughes went back on the stand he told the committee he wanted to emphasize that the 000000 worth of contracts under investigation constituted only a part of his wartime all told he and his companies handled war work amounting to Senator Williams commented that he noted the net income of the Hughes Tool com the parent organization more than doubled in the year following award of the flying boat contract I assure you the Hollywood planebuilder rejoined that it did not come from this contract x x x No profit has been derived by me from this contractin any way shape or form Senator Brewster said Friday he regrets making a press statement that an airline hostess was afraid to travel alone with Howard Hughes I am not proud of Ay comment on that affair the Maine senator told a news conference Brewster made the original statement 10 days ago after Hughes multimillionaire plane builder had asserted that Brew ster accepted worth of free air transportation from him A sudden truce Thursday night ended a side inquiry into charges by Hughesthat Brewster offered to call off the cantract investiga tion if Hughes would merge Trans world Airlines which he largely controls with Pan American Air ways Slain Girl Decides Jump From Plane Impractical Shannon Ireland Hill fabulous girl friend of the slain Benjamin Bugsy Siegel was to the United States Friday insisting that Im just a farm girl at heart She discarded her usual glamor clothes for a simple chocolate colored suit and a white blouse What she wanted she said was peace and auiet Before boarding her plane in Paris Virginia said she would seek peace by jumping out the plane By the time the plane landed at Shannon however Vir ginia nad concluded that jumping was impractical I dont see how I could jump out of one of those theyre all inclosed Virginia said I felt depressed in Paris but now I feel fine I wouldnt take one of their Frenchmen if he was handed to me on a silver platter Vir ginia said in Paris Im just a farm girl at heart and I want to go back to the country and away from these filthy newspaper people When reporters of all nation ality approached her in Paris she screamed kicked and punched at the newsmen She aimed oneblow at United Press Correspondent Dorothy Russell but missed Ill knock your block off Virginia shouted Then Virginia calmed down and confided I dont want to be mean to you I am an orphan Now that theyve killed Bugsy Im completely alone in the world I have no home and life isnt worth living AT Wlrephoto TRUCE IS and crowd around at the close of Thursdays senate subcommittee probe session as Howard Hughes right listens to Chairman Ferguson left Senator Owen Brewster center stands with hand on microphone After this session the probers agreed to close its inquiry into Hughes charges that Senator Brewster offered to call off the investigation SET WHITEHEAD RIP MONDAY Memorial Service at Church for Mason Cityan A memorial service for the Rev C Burnett Whitehead rector of St Johns Episcopal church who died Thursday at a local hospi tal following an illness will be held at 2 p m Monday at the church with the Rt Rev Steph en E Keeler bishop of the Dio cese of Minnesota of Minneapolis officiating The Rt Rev Elwood L Haines bishop of the diocese of Iowa of Davenport who has just re turned from Liberia may also be here for the Memorial service Father Whitehead had been rectorof the local church con tinuously from Feb 1 1938 when1 he returned to Mason City from Winona Minn He had also been rector of St Johns parish for 2 years before going to Winona and served here during the successful launching of a church and parish hall building program He also served as president of the Rotary club president of the Mason City Ministerial asso ciation and in various commu nity and church activities Surviving are his wife and 4 sons C Burnett Jr in Califor nia and Winston James and Robert at home The Major funeral home is in charge CORN SOARS TO Chicago if Corn soared to new record highs oh the board of brade Friday on buying induced by continued dry weather in much of the midwest particularly in the major producing state of Iowa A car load of corn sold in the cash market a bushel exceeding the previous high of established in August 1917 Several other cars also brought a higher price than the 1917 peak Corn for future delivery set a new record when the September contract touched up cents from Thursday Other corn deliveries spurted 53t to 6 cents Wheat and oats were strong Lift Price Consols on Molasses and Syrups Washington agricul ture department announced Fri day that price controls on edible molasses and edible syrups will be lifted effective at p m CST Friday night Likewise import and export controls on edible molasses edible syrups including corn syrup corn sugars and all sugarcontaining products will be removed at the same time The department emphasized however that cane and beet sugar will continue under price import and export controls Weatherman Says Warm Dry for lowans Through Tuesday Precipitation Will Be Little or None During 5Day Period in State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It was fair dry and warm in Iowa the weather man says its going to stay that way at least through Tuesday The Des Moines weather bu reau in a 5day outlook for the state forecast temperatures av eraging 6 degrees above normal and added Precipitation will be little or none Temperatures ranging from 95 to 100 were predicted for western Iowa Friday Somewhat lower readings were forecast for the eastern hall of the state High Thursday was 97 at Sioux City and the low for the night was 60 at Iowa City Other top readings included Council Bluffs and pskaloosa 96 Spencer and Atlantic 95 Iowa City 94 Burlington 93 and Wa terloo 89 Three deaths were reported Friday as a result of the current hot spell raising the toll to 5 Ira V Watson 70 was found dead in his room at Council Bluffs and his death was attrib uted to heat apoplexy Raymond C Johnson 34 of Cedar Rapids died of a heat stroke as he was being taken by ambulance to a hospital Otto Henning 66 of Davenport was found dead in his room late Thursday It was the2nd death at Davenportattributed to the heat The forecast predicted scattered thundershowers for northwest and extreme west Iowa but H C S Thorn of the Des Moines weather bureau said chances of sufficient rainfall during the next 2 weeks to help the corn crop are not good Agricultural experts have de clared the corn crop will be sharp ly reduced if the rainfall short age continues that long Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck by Auto Fairfleld William Allen Crumley 87 died at a hospital here Thursday night after being struck earlier by a car on a Fair field street County Coroner Jack Raymond said an inquest would be held identified the driver of the car as Laverne Padgett of Ottum wa Iowa SAME Bluk Oat teatk In put M hnn WeaiherReport FORECAST Mason City Fair and slightly warmer Friday night and Sat urday Low Friday night 68 to 70 High Saturday 96 to 100 Iowa Fair and somewhat warmer Friday night and Saturday Low Friday night 74 west to 67 east High Saturday 95 to 100 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook The mean temperature will average about 6 degrees above normal of 73 degrees Normal maxima 84 in north Iowa and 87 in south Normal minima 60 north to 64 south Warmer Saturday and continued warm through period Precipitation will be little or none Minnesota Partly cloudy north and fair south portion Friday night and Saturday with scat tered thundershowers northeasi and extreme north portions Warmer north portionSaturday IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at oclock Friday morning Maximum 90 Minimum 61 At 8 a m Friday 75 YEAR AGO Maximum 78 Minimum 62 Prices Are Boosted for Nash Automobiles Detroit increase on Nash automobiles ranging from to have been an nounced by NashKelvinator Cor poration President George W Mason The boosts which went into ef fect at midnight Thursday fol lowed increases in recent days by General Motors Corp Packard Motor Car Co and KaiserFrazer Corp Probe Jewish Youth Beating at Iowa City Iowa City County Attorney Jack C White said Fri day he had started an official in vestigation of the beating of a Jewish University of Iowa student in a hotel lobby May 6 The story of the incident was reported in the Iowa City Press Citizen in an editorial It Hap pened in Iowa City in 1917 White said he had not been informed of the incident until Wednesday The victim whose name was not disclosed was hospitalized after the beating the PressCiti zen said C Woody Thompson dean of students who also condemned the attack said the victim told police of the incident but would not press charges The PressCitizen in its edi torial said in part We still remember the days when Hitler persecuted the Jews We can read any day of the same thing happening now in many countries throughout the world We thought we were too well educated too wellfounded in democracy for the same thing to happen here Butit has happened here The PressCitizen said the beat ing occurred after the 2 men had made insulting remarks about Jews in general The paper said The victim wishing to soften the loud talk which was attract ing attention spoke to the 2 sug gesting that if they had remarks to make about Jews why not dis cuss it quietly with him Whenthey walked aside with him he thought they were go ing to talk rationally with him until one said Dont talk to him Knock him down He was knocked down kicked and trampled HUNT MISSING PLANE WITH 20 Navy PBY Is Lost Over Alaska Waters Kodiak Alaska whipped waters along the Alaska peninsula and the adjacent Aleu tians were the center of a second days air and ship search for a missing navy PBY5A with 20 men aboard Seventeenth naval district head quarters said the Kodiakbased plane with 15 passengers and a crew of five last reported by radio at a m Wednesday It said it was 150 miles from its Dutch Harbor destination with enough gasoline for 6 hours flying It had started the 600mile flight at a m Searchers held the hope the plane might have made a safe landing in sheltered waters along the route with its radio damaged But the navy Thursday notified next of kin of navy personnel thai they were missing Names were being withheld it was reported until all army personnel kin were notified At the time of the planes last radio report visibility was abpui a mile but the plane was bucking heavy head winds Hot Cooler Des who were installing air conditioning equipment at the insurance ex change building here Thursday were surprised to find the tem perature growing hotter instead of cooler They investigated and founc that the cooling equipment hac set the building on fire Firemen extinguished the blaze after it had caused about damage The fire apparently was started by a short circuit in the equipment Recipient of Perpetual Rose in Gls Will Doesnt Want It NorfSlk Va Harold Sutton an attractive brunette who was willed a perpetual rose by Valentine Lawless a GI killed in bat tle said Friday she didnt want the flower Im happily married now and I wouldnt want the rose Mrs Sutton said Mrs Sutton was identified as the girl Valentine loved before he went overseas and to whom he bequeathed one perfect rose for life Valentine who had a premonition that he wouldnt come back had asked that a florist to the girl he loved one rose every week after his death I learned of Valentines last wish only a few days ago Mrs Sutton said Its very sad but he was that sort of person Valentines sister Margaret said thatMrs Sutton before her mar riage had regarded Valentine only as a good friend Mrs Sut ton described Valentine as a hope less suitor Valentine loved her for 3 years before he went into the army Margaret said Im afraid maybe the arrival of the rose every Saturday might break tip her marriage It seems to me it would come to no good end Margaret in court action has tied up Valentines estate esti mated at She said that the money should revert to Valen tines family TRUMAN SIGNS BILL TO DROP BUYING CURBS Regrets Congress Did Not Follow Reserve Board Recommendation Washington Truman Friday signed legislation ailing all controls on installment buying Nov 1 1947 The president said he regretted that congress did not follow the recommendation of the federal re serve board and of the council of economic advisers by enacting egislation to provide for continu ng as long as necessary regula lon of consumer credit as a means of helping to promote economic stability Mr Truman had asked for spe cific peacetime authority to regu ate the American institution chown as the easy payment plan as a bulwark against infla ionary tendencies But congress instead sent him a bill intended to force an end to he credit curbs in 3 months In a statement criticizing the legislation the president said It is unfortunate thai the con gress did not provide for restraints m overexpansion of Installment credit in order to diminish infla tionary pressures arising from this course Mr Truman observed that con tinuation of present controls for the next 3 months has been per mitted and implied by the con gress and he added that this Is preferable to immediate abandon ment of these restraints For that reason the president continued I have signed the joint resolution The restraints on installment buying1 were instituted In war time under economic control au thority within the tradlngwtth theenemy act The president said that under the circumstances he felt there should be specific peace time authority from congress if the curbs were to be continued Existing controls which con tinue until Nov 1 require one third down payment with the in stallments running no longer than 15 months on automobiles stoves mechanical dish washers ironers refrigerators washing machines radios and some other goods A 20 per cent down payment with installments limited to 15 months is required for furniture and rugs Under the new legislation the president could restore the con trols after NovJ 1 in the event he declared a new national emer gency or in time of war PILOT DOOM IS ON INDIA LEG Heads for Karachi After Refueling Stop at Cairo Cairo IP Pilot William P Odom a 3rd of the way along on his effort to set a new solo rec ord around the world left Cairo Friday at p m a m CST for Karachi India The former British ferry com mand airman now living in Ros lyn N Y was only 22 hours 4G minutes out of Chicago his start ing point as he headed down the leg to Karachi He was trying to cut to 90 hours or less then 186hour record for a solo flight around the world set by Wiley Post in 1933 Odom spent only 55 minutes in Cairo refueling He arrived from Paris at p m and said he had averaged about 350 miles an hour on the hop from France in perfect weather Gander Nfld was his only stop before he hit Paris Tail winds were promised to help on the India leg The 6 foot 2 inch flier 27 years old left Paris at a m Cairo time a m CST after a stop of 81 iriinutes to take on 2000 gallons of gasoline He got 1200 gallons of gasoline in an hours stopover last night at Gander his first landing after leaving Chi cago at a m CST Thurs day His flying time to Cairo was 19 hours 20 minutes The trip here covered about 6500 miles of the 19600mile route he charted around the world He flew around the world last April in 78 hours 55J not alone Mil ton Reynolds Chicago manufac turer and T Carroll Salee ac companied him then in the same planet Oldest Globe Flyer Los Angeles Esther Dower 81 was on her first trip around the world Friday the old est passenger ever to circle the globe on a scheduled flight   

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