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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 29, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS rOL IJtV ud United fan rull Leued Wina Flvt Cent CoprI MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 29 1947 SscttoutSecUoa On No 17 OUTRIGHT GIFTS IN MARSHALL PLAN 2 MORE MOVIE FIGURES CITED FOR CONTEMPT Film Director Joins 6 Others in Refusing to Answer Red Questio Washington Direc tor Edward Dmytryk jointed other filmland figures Wednesda in declining to tell the house com mittee on unAmerican activitie whether he is a communist The committee took no immc diate action against the 33year old Canadianborn director It has cited for contempt o congress the others who refusw to answer its questions Two were cited Wednesday morning and 4 earlier The committee acted against Samuel Ornitz a writer Herbert Biberman a produce and director Called as witnesses in the com mittees redsinHollywood inves tigation these figures refused t answer questions They took th same stand 4 writers had taker the committee hac no right to inquire into their af filiations or political beliefs The 8th day of the committee hearings was launched with a statement from Chairman Thoma RN J that it wont stop until all the communists in Hollywood are exposed but immediately ran into difficulties Before calling Ornitz as the firs witness Thomas read a prepare statement in which he referred to powerful influences which he said have sought In evejy man ner to divert this committee from its main course of Inquiry Ornitz is one of 19 writers and workers represented by Kobert W Kenny Los Angeles attorney Ornitz worked on It Can Hap pen to The Man Who Declaimed His Head Kenny called before the com mittee Tuesday declined to say whether he had advised his clients not to answer certain inquiries jie said it would be unethical for him as an attorney to disclose what he and a client had told each other Ornitz was dismissed from the stand after a few minutes when he refused to say whether he be longs to the Screen Writers Guild He left the stand shouting vain ly at the committee as Thomas beat with his gavel to restore order His refusal to answer questions followed the pattern set by the screen writers who had been called previously Ornitz a short heavy man asked permission to submit a statement before he testified Thomas looked it over and refused the request After Ornitz left the stand com mittee Investigator Louis J Rus sell produced aphotostatic copy of a communist party registration card No 47181 dated Dep 2 1944 andmade out in the name Sam O identified as a motion picture writer Russell said a code he ob tained with the card showed that Sam O was the community party registration of Samuel Ornitz The committee then called Di rectorProducer Biberman also represented by Kenny Biberman who produced and directed TheMaster Race and directed a number of stage plays including Green Grow the Lilacs was on as briefly as Ornitz When asked ii he is a member of the Screen Writers Guild he offered a statement instead Thomas rejected it Then he was asked if he is a communist Biberman started making a long statement Thomas banged his gavel furniously and then ex cused the witness Tot Smothers to Death Iowa City Kath leen Cassidy 2 month old daugh ter of Mr and Mrs James Cas sidy Iowa university students from Tacoma Wash smothered early Tuesday in its bed Coro ner Frank Love reported The child was pronounced dead on arrival at the university hos pital LOOK INS IDE Danish Reds Lose Ground in National Elections See page 2 Mexican Loop to Quit Baseball Raids in U S See page 17 Iowas Net Treasury Balance See page 16 URGE CHANGES TO END RACIAL EVERYBODY BENEFITS EVERYBODY GIVES With that slogan the gen eral solicitation for the 1947 Community Chest got under way in Mason City Wednes day The quota is the largest peacetime goal in history it was pointed out by H E Van Essen campaign chairman who warned workers that we cant raise a post war inflation budget with prewar depression giving The budget covers the yearly needs of the citys 8 welfare organizations See story on Page 19 Rain Ends Forest Fire Hazard in Stricken Eastern States Short Story Philadelphia Phila delphia city treasurers office re orted Wednesday a bill ha een received with the followint message written across it in pen cil This is the last of wine women and races Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Generally fair Wed nesday night and Thursday ex cept for early Thursday Low Wednesday night near 40 High Thursday near 70 owa Generally fair Wednesday night with scattered f r o s 1 and cooler east portion and not quite so cool extreme west portion Thursday partly cloudy and warmer Friday increasing cloudiness followed by showers west portion Friday night or Saturday Temperatures Thurs day will range from average lows of 38 to average highs of 70 west and 34 to 65 east On Friday from 45 to 72 west and 44 to 70 east Minnesota Fair Wednesday night somewhat warmer north por tion Thursday increasing cloud iness and warmer Becoming cooler with a few scattered showers in the afternoon in northwest portion t IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis ics for 24 hour periodending al oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 52 Minimum 42 At 8 a m Wednesday 45 Precipitation 02 fEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 70 53 owan Killed in Track railer House Collision Oakland UR Bernle Chap mn Massena was killed instant near here Tuesday night when is truck collided with a trailer ouse Chapman was returning from maha with a load of seed when le accident occurred Leland Fletcher also of Mas ena was badly bruised in the ccident SAME lack means traffic deatb la put 2 honn Elect Moderator Indianola The Rev W uy Hamilton pastor of the Mon e United Presbyterian church as elected moderator of the Des oines Presbytery here Tuesday But No Appreciable Rainfall in Sight for Nations Breadbasket By UNITED Rain Wedensday ended the for est fire hazard in New England and helped control the remnants of woodland conflagrations tha during the past 10 days had cost 23 lives destroyed more than 000000 in property and left 7000 homeless Light to moderate rain first In the 6state area in 29 days be gan falling before dawn and was expected to continue intermittent ly Wednesday Wednesday night and Thursday Heaviest rain the Boston weath er bureau said would occur in Maine and New Hampshire the hardest hit states in the area At Portland Me Weather Fore caster Ernest Kliemann said the rains would mean the end of the fire hazard in the state They willnot break the droughl or put out the major fires he said but they will help to bring them under control New Englands worst drought in 33 years caused the Connecti cut river to flow backwards Weather bureau officials ex plained that the river is so low that with each tide the water flows upstream The weather bureau reported that no appreciable rainfall was in sight for the nations bread basket In many parts of the mid west drought has retarded the winter wheat crop and caused fears for the 1948 harvest The rain now moving into New England came from the midwest but a forecaster said it fell only lightly in eastern Kansas Nebras ka and Oklahoma Unless ade quate rain falls over this area within the next 2 weeks crop ex perts maintain it Will be too Jate for much of the winter wheat to set in and develop properly The middle Atlantic states got heir first heavy showers in more than a month Tuesday Rainfall in Washington and surrounding areas measured slightly more than an inch New York City which had been threatened with its driest October on record got about 4 inches Showers were general from North Carolina to New York In New Brunswick N J JYancis Higgins a former navy aerial photographer got tired of waiting for rain so he bought limself worth of dry ice pel ets and dumped them into a wall of clouds Shortly afterward it poured in New Brunswick and nearby Princeton Biggins isnt sure he was responsible but he said it was worth it anyhow The weather bureau in a re of the past week reported hat rain in many parts of the country had brought about a gen eral improvement in crops par icularly winter wheat But it added that many sections includ ng the heart of the wheat belt in western Kansas had not yet re eived sufficient moisture Where moisture was received eeding was progressing rapidly he weather bureau said Still af licted by drought the report said re the far southwest western ansas and Oklahoma OREGON STATE OFFICIALS LOST Hunt Plane Carrying Governor 4 Others Falls mander Hugh Tolley of the Klam ath air search and rescue unit re ported Wednesday morning that an air search has been started for a private plane which left here Tuesday night carrying Governor Earl Snell Secretary of State Rob ert Farrell State Senate President Marshall Cornett and Cliff Hogue local pilot Tolley said the plane was sched uled to arrive late Tuesday night at Adel in Lake county where the party was going on a hunting trip at the Kittridge ranch but failed to arrive The rescue unit dispatched 7 planes early Wednesday morning and others were scheduled to leave immediately Cloud condi tions in the Lake county area were said to be very unfavorable for an air search The possibility the party may have gone to some other destina tion was considered but it was understood Oscar Kittridge joint owner of the plane with Cornett drove from his ranch to the Cole man lake landing area a few miles away and waited for the party Tuesday night GHISOX OFFICIAL IS SUSPENDED Action Against OConnor for Failure to Pay Fine Cincinnati Mulbry secretary of baseball said Wed nesday that Leslie M OConnor general manager of the Chicago White Sox had been suspended from baseball for failure to pay a fine for violating the rules in con nection with the signing of a high school player OConnor has beeff denied the privileges of the rules Mulbry said in a telephone conversation The White Sox general manager was fined recently for sign ing George Zoetteman a high school player in Chicago Mulbry added OConnor in declining to pay the fine maintained that he did lot violate the rule which pro libits the signing of boys to pro essiona contracts as long as they are in high school Mulbry added Trumans Committee on Civil Rights Submits 35 Recommendations Washington committee appointed by President Truman proposed Wednesday that racia segregation be wiped out of Amer ican life now Mr Trumans committee on civil rights headed by Presiden Charles E Wilson of the Genera Electric company made 35 rec pmmendations on explosive sub jects in the whole civil rights field It urged the enactment of fed eral antilynching antipoll tax and fair m e n1 practice issues which have torn congress with bitter struggles It recommended that congres and the state legislatures outlaw segregation and discrimination based on race color creed or na tional origin in such places as trains buses schools hospitals theaters hotels restaurants the armed services and private em ployment It proposed that the states out law restrictive covenants by which property owners bind them selves not to sell or lease to un desirables The 15 member committee saic these measures and many others are needed to bring the natior nearer to full realization tha American way of freedom anc equality We need to guarantee the same rights to every person regardless of who he is where he lives or what his racial religious or na tional origins are the report said It declared the time is now fbf 3 reasons economic and international view of the in ternational aspect was that the United States is not so strong the final triumph of the democratic ideal is not so inevitable that we can ignore what the world thinks of us or our record Concerning segregation the separation of a minority from other committee said the separate but equal idea as when a state has one school sys tem for white persons and an other for Negroes is one of the outstanding myths of American history because It is almost always true that while indeed separate these fa cilities are far from equal The committee criticized with out naming names what it called irresponsible opportunists who make it a practice to attack every person or group with whom they disagree as communists It said We cannot let these abuses deter us from the legiti mate exposing of real communists and real fascists and added that the same zeal must be shown in defending our democracy against one group as against the other The committee said public ex citement about communists has gone far beyond good judgmenl and calmness and a state of nearhysteria now threatens to in libit the freedom of genuine democrats Concerning federal employes the committee said the govern ment has a duty to dismiss dis loyal workers but their civil rights must be protected and pro cedures should be worked out for this protection The 178page report was made public by the white house President Truman set up the committee last Dec 5 to study how present laws and govern mental agencies may be strengthened and improved to safeguard the civil rights of the people In the group are 2 industrialists 2 labor leaders 2 college presi dents 4 church leaders 4 law yers and the director of an edu cational fund Much of the report deals with toe south and with the Negroes of America But the committee said he other regions also have their interferences with the rights of ndividuals The worlds 10 largest islands cover oneeightieth of the total area of the earth Wants in Doghouse But Lands in Jail Chicago Denielwietz wanted in He wanted in the dog louse but he landed in jail Early Wednesday Denielwietz 50 knocked unsteadily at the door of Miss Viola Larson who runs a shelter for stray dogs Im in the doghouse anyway he told her How about letting me come in If rgo home at this hour what will my wife say Im sorry Miss Larson replied Im all alone here with my 45 dogs I dont give shelter to stray men She slammed the door Denielwietz went around to the side door and knocked again If you dont go away Ill call my 8ogs Miss Larson threatened Iwo hours later with Denielwietz still trying to get in and the dogs still barking Detective Tom Kelly came and took him to the police lockup BASES Of JOB DISCRIMINATION TO Yf At ALIENS THOSE CHARGED WITH DISCRIMINATION AP Wircphoto DISCRIMINATION means of the pie chart at upper right causes of complaints of job discrimination are traced by the presidents committee on civil rights Percentages of complaints against business government and labor unions are shown in chart below W G Henke 3rd District GQP Chairman Charles City Dies Former State Legion Commander Succumbs Due to Heart Attack Charles City W G Henke 56 third district republi can chairman and state command er of the American Legion in 1935 died in his sleep at his home here Wednesday morning Death was believed due to a heart ailment Funeral arrangements are in complete Mr Henke is survived by the ividow a son Edward Wil liam who was associated with his father in the practice law a daughter Joan Kathyrn and 2 brothers Dr Frederick G Henke Charles City and the Rev Arthur W Henke West Branch SWITCHMAN IS HURT IN YARD John Corbett Victim of Railroad Accident John M Corbett 19 909 N Fed eral switchman for the Chicago Milwaukee St Paul and Pacific railroad was seriously injured when switching cars in the yards near the Crescent Electric com pany building 107 8th S E at p m Tuesday Corbett was hanging on the left side of a moving freight car when his head struck a car sitting on an adjacent track He received a skull fracture and chest injuries according to a report at the Park hospital where he was taken His condi tion is reported as serious Families Move With Apartment Building New York housing shortage being what it is 35 fam lies living in an apartment house will go along for a several days ride when the 4story building is moved soon to a new location The trip with more than 1000 steel rollers being used to shuttle he building across Van Wyck oulevard has been approved by Construction Coordinator Robert Moses One family occupants of the asement apartment wont make he trip however The basement s being left behind Set Up Vets Entertainment Hollywood entertain ment industry Wednesday organ zed a permanent entertainment irogram for permanently disabled veterans in the nations hospitals Actor George Murphy who an nounced formation of Veterans lospital Camp Shows Inc said t would replace USOcamp shows fter Dec 31 i W G HENKE Wills to Boy for Kindness Union Center Wis be paid to 7 year old Ronny Markee for his kindness to Mrs Effie Mc Namara the elderly neighbor woman for whom he ran errands Mrs McNamaras will filed in Vernon county court at Viroqua Tuesday disclosed she divided her 22000 estate in half one share going to Ronny and the other to the caretaker at the Mc Namara home Ronny the youngest of 4 chil dren of Mr and Mrs Loey L Markee will receive his share within 6 to 9 months said Harry Jordan attorney for the Mc Namara estate He estimated it would amount to Mrs McNarnara at one time sought to adopt Ronny Mrs Mar kee said but she was refused Markee operates a sorghum mill Admiral Kimriiel Shot During Pearl Harbor Pasadena Cal UR Adm Husband E Kimmel former navy commandant at Pearl Harbor was shot superficially above the heart during the Japanese sneak attack that cost him his command a marine officer revealed Wednes day Brig Gen Omar T Pfeiffer who was standing beside Kimmel when he was hit told a Navy day gathering the admiral had never told anyone about the wound Fortunately the bullet was nearly spent and the admiral was not hurt seriously Pfeiffer said I saw the wound afterwards and it was an ugly bruise that just barely broke the skin LOVETT STATES EUROPE AID TO INCLUDE LOANS Snyder Says Program Must Come Ahead of Any Tax Reductions Washington Sec retary of State Robert A Lovett said Wednesday that the Marshall plan to be presented to the spe cial session of congress Nov 17 will include outright gifts for hardpressed European countries This was the first official on thcrecord disclosure that the longrange plan contemplates out right gifts as well as loans to the 16 countries participating in the Marshall plan At the same time Secretaryof the Treasury John W Snyder said the Marshall plan must be taken care of before tax cuts can be made He said financing of the plan should be on a payasyou go basis without unbalancing the U S budget Lovett did not give any specific figures on the amount to be loaned or given away He said final decisions have not been made yet But he told a news conference that the final decision will be made by Nov 7 when the pro gram is placed before the budget bureau Disclosinga speedup time table on foreign aid Lovett said the emergency or stopgap aid program will be ready for pre sentation to the budget bureau Oct 31 and the Ions range Mar shall plan soon thereafter He said the state department will be pre pared with full details on both for the senate and house foreign re lations and appropriations com mittees when they meet Nov 10 Unofficial estimates place the amount of emergency aid at and the Marshall plan at to 000 over a 4year period Lovett said final administration decisions on foreign aid will be made under the direction of Sec retary of State George C Mar shall who is returning Wednesday from the United Nations meeting in New York He emphasized that the ultimate decisions rest of course with congress Lovett said 3 types of long range aid probably wiH be in volved 1 Outright grants 2 Loans and 3 an intermediate field Involving both loans and grants Snyder told a news conference that President Truman would dis cuss taxes in his message to the special session of congress Nov 17 Snyder indicated that this is not the proper time yet for cut ting taxes Tax reduction cannot be considered until the govern ment knows what its revenue needs will be He said it would be impossible to set a scale of tax reductions when government needs for fiscal 1949 are not known yet Meanwhile the United States it was learned Wednesday has slowed down the flow grain exports to hungry Europe for fear of sending too much too early U S grain is being shipped to Europe this month at only a slightly faster rate than the presi dents food committee claims to be saving extra bushels for export through its conservation program Officials said the export slow down was inspired chiefly by fear that the government would find itself short of grain when Europe needed it most just before the harvest in late spring and early summer Meanwhile the 60day nation wide distillery shutdown to save grain ran into a legal block A Kentucky judge upheld a liquor sales agents suit to compel a dis tillery to continue producing and delivering whisky Austin Fisher committee vicechairman com mented that the shutdown was strictly voluntary House Family of 12 Hunting New Home St Paul Minn UR Gail House was looking for a house Wednesday So were Mrs House and 10 little Houses ranging from one to 18 years of age The Houses face eviction from their home Friday because the owner Martin Lynch wants to move in Lynch who has 4 chil dren became overcrowded in a basement apartment I expect said Mrs House that well all be out living under the trees Victim of Fire Allerton Mrs Miner Chase about 80 victim a fire in which she and her husband were overcome at their home Sunday died at a Leon hospital Monday Chase remained In a cri tical condition A   

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