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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 18, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LIV Asiodatcd Frew nod United Fnu Full Lined Wlra Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 18 Paper Coiulita of Two SectlooiSectlw One NO 34 GOP COLD TO TRUMAN POWER PLEA EXPECT TARIFF CUTS TO TRIM PRICES IN U S Government Will Make 3500 Reductions in Duties Under New Pact Washington govern ment hoped Tuesday its whole sale tariff slashes set for Jan 1 will save Americans money with out arousing a storm among in dustries left with less protection against foreign competition Under terms of the Geneva trade and tariff agreement made public Monday niffht this country will make more than 3500 cuts in import duties as part of a 23 nation pact affecting half the worlds commerce The general effect should be to ease the burden on the con hope for a substantial benefit said one state depart ment official commenting on pros pects for lower prices At least one such drop of 30 cents a 5th bottle in the retail price of Scotch and Cana Idian forecast by the ll JNational Association of Alcoholic Beverage Importers But officials said that in gen the effect on prices and on I Volume of imports will be slow to some since few foreign countries ISre producing enough goods to ihip them overseas I Also many of the thousands of fc foreign tariff cuts which should JS ividen the door for American ex 1 borts will be nullified for a time by other types of control such as currency restrictions bnd restrictive import I ManyEuropean and other na tions will continue the quotas of ficials said in order to keep out junessential goods and conserve Jtheir dwindling supplies of dol ilars for essential food fuel and i reconstruction materials i The administration braced It iself for complaints from several industries against lithe tariff reductions It was re pealled that wool producers were ft that congress write a increase even while the jCGeneva conference was negotiat ilg the cuts last summer Con Vess first voted a permissive in but when this ran into a esidential veto the lawmakers i vived the governments price iipport program for Z production years The U S wool duty now 3t cents a pound on fine raw wool will drop to 25i cents on January 1 as a result of the Geneva pact Duties on woolen and worsted fabrics also will be 25 per cent lower Cuts of 50 per limit allowed by take effect on all softwood lumber gasoline Portland cement wheat and wheat flour lime beef bauxite aluminum burlap photo film higherpriced furs and numerous other items Such cuts are permissible with out congressional approval un der the reciprocal trade act of 1934 However a general outcry from industry could threaten the whole administration nolicy if the op position spread to congress The trade agreements act expires in June If congress were to refuse to extend it the new rates would continue for the 3 year life of the Geneva agreement But then the rate structure could be dis mantled t Already there was cri ticism on capitol hill Senator But ler RNebr declared the cuts may seriously injure many vital domestic industries and their evil results are likely to be with us for many years to come Butlers statement contended the agreements prove conclusive ly that the state department has lost all touch with the realities of foreign trade 42 Dead or Missing in Store Fire Christchnrch New Zealand persons were countet dead or missing Tuesday in a spectacular fire which the 4story Ballantyne Bros de partment store largest retail es tablishment in this south island city The bodies of 28 including shoppers and employes were re covered mostly from the area about the doors A 29th person died in a hospital Thirteen others were listed as missing The cause of the fire was nol determined The fire was heralded by a sudden Durst of dense blacl smoke pouring from the roof anc windows of the upper stories Then great sheets of flame en veloped the structure The whole interior of the building collapsed The heat was so intense rescue workers were forced to curtai their search A crowd gathered in the streets heard the screams of the victims above the roar of the blaze Firemen made frantic attempts to place ladders against the top story windows to rescue those trapped there but the heat and smoke drove the men back Some persons jumped from the upper floods QUIZ IOWAN IN WIFE STABBING Jennings Davenport Held Without Charge Davenport IP Police Chief Reed Phillips said Tuesday that Kenneth E Jennings 29 was be ing held for questioning in con nection with the stabbing early Tuesday of his wifs Alberta Jen nings also 29 mother of 4 chil dren ranging in age from 2 to 7 No charges have been filed against Jennings The stabbing occurred in a res aurant across the street from the city hall where Mrs Jennings is employed as a waitress and her lusband as cook the chief said Mrs Jennings has 3 stab wounds one in the arm and 2 in he chest At a hospital it was re larted her condition was fair The chief said the Jennings were separated about a week ago They formerly lived in Wash ngton Iowa i I Court Orders Removal of All Children in Ottumwas Tent City Ottnmwa court order calling for removal of all children under the age of 13 years was served on residents of tent city here Tuesday by Sheriff Everett Orman Seven families part of a group whose homes were destroyed early last summer when the floods washed through this city remained in tent city because of inadequate and insufficient housing Under the law the parents must appear in court within 5 days to show cause why the court action should not be taken Of the re maining families there are 22 children 14 of whom are under 12 years of age Meanwhile the American Red Cross continued efforts to find housing for the stranded families Friendship Train in Review Past Statue of Liberty New York fl Thirtythree teight cars of the Friendship Train its 3 sections now in New York were placed on floats Tues day for a symbolic review past he statue of liberty in New York jarbor where a colorful ceremony welcomed the flagdraped train Planes circled overhead the whistles of harbor craft shrilled and 2 fireboats shot plumes of water up into the suns rays as be freight cars passed the great tatue Watchers along the shore ossed confetti One section of the Friendship Drain with 26 cars arrived at nearby Jersey City N J on Sun day night and 2 longer sections Tuesday Fail to Find Clues to Missing Iowa Woman Ottumwa re ported Tuesday they still were without clues in the Nov 6 dis appearance of Mrs Frances Mc Daniel 29 Mrs McDaniel left her 2 year old son in his crib Nov 6 went on an errand and has not re turned She last was seen later that day in the lobby of a bank Her absence was discovered when a 6 year old son returned from school at noon Her husband is an electric welder here Wide spread search has been under way Hughes Says Probe Ends Military Plane Building Los Angeles UR Howard Hughes said Tuesday that his tes timony on air corps dealings be fore a senate investigating com mittee probably finished him as a military plane builder The army probably wouldnt accept a plane of mine now if it had gold wings he said I dared to attack Wright Field brass and thats fatal He said loss of military con tracts made his whole airplane business uncertain The millionaire plane builder returned Monday night from Washington and said as far as he knew the committee was through with him AP Wirephoto SLAYERS Robert Winslow 2nd from left and Buford Sennett 2nd from who surrendered Monday afternoon on a farm near Neilsville Wis after a widespread hunt for the 2 men who raped a Michigan university coed and killed her brotherinlaw stare glumly in the jail at Neilsville Monday night under the watchful eyes of officers Reveal Kickback to General by Aviation Electric Firm No Allowance Hike for Elizabeth From British Government London told parliament Tuesday that Princess Elizabeth could getalong during Britains economic crisis without an increase in her annual government allowance of 15000 The princess income was in creased from on her 21st birthday last April The king said any additional funds the princess will need as the wife of Lt Philip Mountbatten will be urnished from savings made of royal family annuities during the war Parliament had scheduled for priority consideration the matter of increasing financial provision for the princess upon her mar riage to Mountbatten Thursday Freedom Train May ByPass Memphis in Racial Tangle New York Freedom Train will bypass Memphis un less the Tennessee citys mayor reconsiders his announced inten ion of setting separate hours for white and Negro visitors the American Heritage Foundation an nounced Monday night The announcement followeda statement by Memphis Mayor James J Pleasants3r who said that people and Negroes should seethe train separately on its scheduled January showing giving equal opportunity to everyone to see it Asserting that racial segregation of visitors to the train was a vio ation of the letter and the spirit Df the foundations purpose in sponsoring the tour Louis A tfovins executive vice president said We trust that the mayor will reconsider and that the people of Memphis will still make it pos sible to exhibit this traveling shrine in their city Study Statistics for owa Freight Rate Hike Des Moines pre sented to the state commerce com mission by 23 railroads designed o justify a temporary 10 per cent ncrease in freight rates in Iowa were under study by the com mission Tuesday The railroads have asked for the same rate of increase recently granted by the interstate com merce commission on interstate per cent on all items except coal coke and iron and a flat 10 cents a net ton boost on hose items The statistics presented Monday y Glenn Vivian Chicago of the itatistical bureau of 10 railroads ihowed Vivian said that net op erating income of the lines dwindled from in 1945 to for the first S months of 1947 Company President Testifies Meyers Got Salary and Padding Washington IF BJerietL H LanTarre fold senate investigators Tuesday that Aviation Electric companypaid Maj Genj Bennett E Meyers in and padding from expense ac counts in 1941 and footed a 000 bill for decorating the gen erals apartment The 35yearold president of the Dayton Ohio concern previously had testified to toe senate war investigating committee that Meyers was the real owner and that he kicked back to the gen eral all but of his 000 salary as head of the com pany Meyers was wartime deputy chief of air force procurement purchasing and the senators are investigating his relations with companies which received war contracts The senate group recessed until afternoon without clearing up the question of vvhether there was any overlapping in the various amounts Lamarre testified were paid to the general Under committee questioning Lamarre identified 3 series of checks which he said went to the general 1 A group aggregating 48272 paid in 194041 Lamarre said this was repayment of 31024 which the general advanced the concern plus of in terest 2 A series amounting to 97214 Lamarre said this was sal ary at a month tothe gen eral less social security taxes plus listed astravel and enter tainment costs He agreed when Senator Ferguson RMich de scribed the entertainment as padding 3 A series to Neta Davis in 1941 a Washingtonin terior decorator Lamarre said this was for decorating the gen erals Washington apartment and was listed on the companys books as selling expense But later Lamarre said both the travelentertainment costs and selling expenses were listed as partofhis salary when auditors protested they could not be justi fied The chubby balding Meyers has followed the practice of giving to reporters his reply to testimony immediately upon a committee cess This time he acknowledged that Aviation Electric paid for dec prating and furnishing his Wash ington apartment Mr Lamarre paid for thisdec orating as a gyt to me he said Silent Guest Plan Boston Robert F Bradford of Massachusetts whose great great great great great r e a t grandfather founded Thanksgiving said Tuesday he will sponsor a silent guest plan for Americans to share Thanks giving mealswith Europes hun gry Bradford said he will ask the governors of all states to call upon their citizens to contribute the cost of a silent guests Thanks giving dinner to a national fund to uy food parcels for Europe i 5 ARE KILLED IN PLANE WRECK TWA Airliner Crashes While Making Landing Wilmington Del trans airline Constellation plane crashed coming in for a landing a NewCastle airport Tuesday and TWA officials said 5 persons were killed A TWA spokesman said the plane on a training flight for pros pective overseas pilots undershot the northsouth runway bounced off and crashed bursting into flames There were no survivors The spokesman said there were four crew members and a civil aeronautics authority inspector aboard The plane was on a transition training flight at TWAs overseas base The spokesman pointed out that domestic pilots are trained at the base for foreign operations The wings were ripped from the plane and the gas tanks ruptured in the crackup The TWA spokes man pointed out that there was no fire until after the crash Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with Occa sional snow Tuesday night and Wednesday Little change in temperature Low Tuesday night 28 High Wednesday 35 Iowa Cloudy with occasional light snow Tuesday night and Wednes day becoming mixed with light rain extreme south portion Wednesday Little i change in temperature Low Tuesday night 28 to 30 High Wednesday 30 northwest to 36 southeast Shippers forecast Prepare perish able shipments for the foUowing open country temperatures in Iowa Tuesday night 10 to 20 northwest 20 to 25 southwest 25 to 30 southeast 15 to 20 norm east Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 3 to 5degrees below normalNormal highs 40 northern Iowa 46 southern Iowa Normal lows 22 northern Iowa 28 southern Iowa Colder Wednesday and Thurs day and continued rather cold Friday Slowly rising tempera tures Saturday and Sunday Precipitation will average J of an inch occurring as snow Wednesday and again Saturday or Sunday Minnesota Cloudy with occasion al light snow Tuesday night and Wednesday No decided change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 32 Minimum 7 At 8 a m Tuesday 29 Precipitation Trace Snow Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 34 Minimum 27 2 MEN CONFESS RAPE SLAYING FOR NO REASON 2 ExConvicts Charged With lit Degree Murdei After Capture by Posse See picture and story on page 2 Madison Wis degree murder charges were filed here Tuesday against 2 youthful ex convicts who confessed killing a University of Wisconsin student and raping his sisterinlaw for just no reason at all The 2 men pleaded guilty to the murder charges here Tuesday Dane County District Atty Ed win Wilkle at Madison said rape and car thefts probably would be filed against the pair later The United States district attorneys of fice here said federal charges against them of transporting a stolen car across state lines would be dismissed so the state could take them over The federal charges were issued to enable the federal bureau of investigation to take part in thecase The accused murderers are Bu ford Sennett 22 and Robert Wins low 23 were captured Monday by a posse that trapped them in a farm house near Longwood Wis about 150 miles north of here The body of their victim Carl L Carlson 25yearold senior at the University of Wisconsin was found Tuesday morning in the Wisconsin river near the Blue riv er bridge 80 miles west of here That was the spot where Carlsons sisterinlaw told officials Wins low and Sennett dumped it after hiding it in the trunk of their car for several hours The two ex convicts claimed the body was thrown into the river atBoscobel Wis 15 miles west of Blue river Carlsons sisterinlaw Janel a 19yearold University of Michigan student from Cleveland Ohio told police that the men raped her several times during the 12 hours they held her captive after they killed Carlson Winslow Tuesday admitted his part in another shoot ing of 2 teenaged girls at Phil lips Wis last August He named Sennett as the man who fired the shots however Clark County District Attorney Bruce Beilfuss said Winslow ad mitted that on Aug 15 he and Sennett shot Betty Kudrna 16 and her sister Irene 14 and at tempted to kidnap Dorthy Vey 15 as the girls walked along a high way near Phillips Officials at Madison said Jeffer son county authorities also want ed to question Sennett and Wins low about the disappearance of Georgia Jean Weckler 8yearold girl who has been missing from her farm home in southeastern Wisconsin since last May Miss Vey escaped Irene Kudrna has recovered but Betty had the 32 caliber bullet removed from her lung at a Madison hospital last week Winslow and Sennett surren dered meekly Monday at a farm where they had stayed for 11 hours while police closed in upon them cautiously in anticipation of a deadly gunbattle As it was the men gave themselves up without resisting as soon as authorities told them over a loudspeaker that they would be hurt unless they came out with their hands up The men confessed shortly after they gave up They told Deputy District At torney William J Coyne of Madi son that they didnt plan the kill ing and rape until they actually happened They gained just 40 cents and Carlsons watch Coyne said they told of picking up their victims on a highway just outside of Madison last Fri day Carlson had just met the girl in Madison where she intended to see the WisconsinMichigan foot ball game Saturday Carlson and the girl were hitch hiking to Badger Vijlage student veteran housing project near Bar aboo Wis where Carlson lived with his wife and 3monthsold daughter Carlson a World war II veteran was attending the Uni versity of Wisconsin Memory Recovers in Back Pay Massena N Y UR Wilfred otes memory recovered for him Tuesday He asked the payroll department of the Aluminum company of America to check to if he didnt have some back pay com ing The duty records proved the company owed Cote for the week of Aug 28 1918 I just happened to remember hat I missed my pay check that week Cote said 1 enlisted in the army that pay day Senators Ask Inventory of Food Supplies Washington senate appropriations committee called Tuesday for an inventory of American food supplies before congress acts on President Tru mans request for emergency aid to France Italy and Austria Chairman Bridges KN H told a news conference the com mittee had decided unanimously to make an exhaustive inquiry into domestic food supplies to learn how much can be spared for expofc Complaining that the adminis tration is demanding speedy ac tion on a stopgapprogram with out laying down detailed esti mates Bridges said There is an effort here to stampede the country and our committee into action without the proper background of informa tion We are not going to be stampeded into action without knowing what is available in this country We dont want to de liberately short change the Amer ican people The New Hampshire senator said that the committees action should not be considered as indi cating opposition to the emer gency aid proposal He said the senate group simply wants to know all of the facts before it acts He said Secretary of Agriculture Anderson will be asked at hear ings beginning Thursday to bring in all information available on crop prospects Secretary of Commence Harri man and Secretary of Interior Krug will be asked later to supply information on supplies of other commodities such as coal petrol eum and fertilizer hesaid Before hearings are concluded Bridges said the committee will hear from representatives of farm organizations and grain marketers from Minneapolis Omaha Kansas City Chicago and Sldux City and from major grain users Senator Reed RKans a com mittee member told reporters that it has become obvious that the present date of wheat exports can not be maintained after June 30 Girl 5 Plunges Into Open Sewer Swept to Death Seattle 5 year old girl walking between her father and an aunt across a rainswept resi dential street intersection Mon day night plunged into an open sewer manhole and was swept away by the swift waters 12 feet below No immediate trace of the youngster Sharon Irene Roth rock was found in a blockby block search of the sewer Dean Rothrock the father told police Sharon had begged to go along as he accompanied her aunt Mrs Ambrose Smith to a bus stop Clutching their hands the tot walked directly into the uncov ered manhole which none of them had in the darkness In ner sudden plunge the girl tore a ring from her fathers hand The 20 inch manhole cover was found 12 feet away from the opening Iowa Sleepwalker Dies in Fall From Window Sioux City Har old Bryam 20 Treynor Iowa was killed instantly early Tues day in a fall from a 3rd story window at a hotel here Detec tives said he fell through the win dow while walking in his sleep Coroner R W Perkins reported that the victims mother Mrs Kenneth L Bryam of Traynor said in a telephone call here that her son was subject to sleep walk ing and suffered a fractured leg a few years ago while walking in his sleep Bryam came here from Sioux Falls S Dak and was employed on a building project He and his companion R L Brooks and William F Anderson had retired about 11 oclock and Brooks and Anderson were awakened later when they heard the crash of glass Bryam fell to the sidewalk at the side of the hotel Hold Funeral Rites for Victim of Car Accident Richmond serv ices were held Tuesday for Mrs Carl Einde 54 of Kalona victim of an automobile collision early Sunday Mrs Emde died at an Iowa City lospital Sunday morning of in juries suffered a few hours ear iier when cars driven by her hus band and Charles Judd collided on No 22 east of Wellman Four persons were injured in the crash CONTROL PLAN IS MARKED FOR CERTAIN DEATH Taf t and Martin Open Bitter Attack Against Presidents Program Washington repub licans Tuesday marked for almost certain death in congress Presi dent Trumans plea for standby power to invoke limited price wage controls and rationing Led by Senator Taft of Ohio an avowed presidential aspirant and House Speaker Martin of Massa chusetts GOP legislators launched such a bitter attack on these Z ot the presidents 10 cost of living proposals that they appeared cer tain to become top issues in the 1948 political campaign Republican opposition flared up on the house floor Tuesday with Hep Frederick C Smith R Ohio declaring that the plan seems to be to enslave the Amer ican people The white house said Tuesday that the presidents message on the Marshal plan would be sent to congress within 10 days to 2 weeks Taft replying to the president by radio 8i hours after Mr Tru man addressed a joint session of congress Monday sounded this re publican battle cry This is the police state con demned by the president himself only a month ago This is the end of economic freedom The white house however said public reaction to Mr Trumans proposals were favorable Presi dential Secretary Charles G Ross said 47 of 50 telegrams received overnight were favorableW the presidents program Mr Trumans message to con gress on the IbngriangetfSelfhelp recovery plan for Europe will fol low his proposals on emergency European aiij and domestic infla tion control within 10 days or 2 weeks Ross told reporters Taft said there will never he a time when an emergency can not be summoned up and de manded to know whether this country should abandon its phi losophy offreedom for the po lice state methods which have brought the rest of the world as seekers for charity at our door Even before Taft who heads the senate republican policy com mittee as well as the senatehouse economic committee tore into the presidents program other GOP leaders voiced their own sharp criticisms Martin told reporters Mr Tru man was asking for a more co lossal OPA and added the eco nomic program has little chance for enactment during the special session House Republican Leader Hal leck of Indiana said the president had asked congress to grant him dictatorial powers Even Democratic Senators El mer Thomas of Oklahoma and Byrd of Virginia said the program spells regimentation Taft charged that political strategy was involved in Mr Trumans speech Declaring that the presidents proposals repre sent a final surrender to the left wing the Ohio senator added We stand at the crossroads today between a Free America and a planned economy This Is the last stand on the planners who think they know how to run the peoples affairs better than the people can know themselves Taft rejected what he said were proposals by some of bis party colleagues that the republican con trolled congress enact the presi dents program in order to gain political benefit from the con fusion and chaos he said would result Instead of the presidents pro gram Taft said the way to con trol the cost living is to slash government expenses cut taxes curtail private credit control ex ports and modify the cost of the longrange Marshall plan for eco nomic recovery of Europe The Ohio senator said there is no serious congressional objection to the stopgap pro posal to furnish food fuel and fertilizer to France Italy and Austria this winter The senate foreign relations committee be gins writing a bill on this pro gram Tuesday SAME Click flat meini traffic la part at boon 6 f   

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