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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 12, 1947, Mason City, Iowa i T L it1 M j i V E NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS OH No 55 Pna tad United Prns Full Leased Wires Five Centi Copyf MASON Cmr IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 12 1947 This Paper Consists cf two SectionsSection One DAY STRIKE ROME SETTLED CABINET HEAD ASKS ROLLBACK IN PRICE BILL Schwellenbach Seeks Return to June Level of Essential Goods Washington UR Secretary of Labor Lewis B Schwellenbach submitted a price control bill to congress Friday calling for a roll back of essential commodity prices to the levels of last June Schwellenbach said he would submit a proposal for wage con trols later Friday His letter did not indicate whether President Truman indorsed the price control proposals Under Schwellenbachs formula the price control program would be restricted to commodities basic ally affecting the cost of living or the costs of agricultural or indus trial production or essential to U S foreign policy He did not list any specific commodities Schwellenbachs proposals were sent to congress as house republi can leaders applied a speedup to their own antiinflation bill which does not contain the wage and price control authority requested by Mr Truman The GOP leadership it was learned has decided to try to run its bill through the house Monday under suspension of the rules That would bar amendments and limit debate to 20 minutes on each side Schwellenbachs proposal pro vides that a maximum price may be placed on a commodity only when it is scarce or when the price has risen unreasonably above both the June price or an other month of 1947 determined to be representative The proposed legislation pro vides that any maximum price es tablished for a nonagricultural 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 400 This Christmas and its btflniiinj to look just slightly Uke one fs a community project When the 52000 yoa1 set for this years Christmas Cheer Fund Is reached it will he presented complete in this all the appropriate trim mings How fustft grows Is up to YOU and the other generous hearted people of this community Singer Climaxes Bout With Polio in Concert GOAL OF J847 CAMPAIGN GIFTS PREVIOUSLY LISTED THE DAYS CONTRIBUTIONS GRAND TOTAL TO DATE AMOUNT STILL NEEDED C U Huntley W It C No The Schwandt Family Brotherhood of Painters Dec orators and Faperhangers 344 Bath Township Homemakers Club Lewis M Peterson Emmoiis Minn Karenay Enjravinr Company The R C Patricks Minneapolis Sara Jean Ffummer T North wood First Christian Church Mis sionary Fund Dorcas Circle ot Kensett S 2WXIIIO 34150 C400 40130 159450 400 300 100 1000 looc 300 commodity shall be no lower tnan the lowest price between June 11 18 1947 However a lower price than this could be established if allowances are made for a decline in costs of production transporta tion or distribution or to take into account market price declines Schwellenbach recomm ended that if there were no prevailing price scale in June or if that month was not generally representative because of abnormal or seasonal conditions the nearest comparable oneweek period when prices were representative should be used In establishing the price levels Schwellenbachs proposal said due consideration should be given to equities of producers distributors and consumers To suspend the house rules for their own bill house GOP leaders must have the support of of those voting when the bill comes up Monday Administration democrats were expected to balk vigorously how ever and offer amendments to bring the 4point GOP measure more into line with President Tru mans recommended 10point anti inflation program Mr Truman asked among other things for standby wages and price control power THE DAYS TOTAL 6400 Is Needed Daily to Reach Goal Chicago Law rence climaxed a long fight to recover from infantile paralysis Thursday night when she stood up throughout her performance while singing the title role in Strauss Elektra It was the first tune the so prano had stood before an audi ence in 61 years Tremendous ap plause filled Orchestra hall when she finished the difficult role in the concert version of the opera She stood on a small platform on rollers and held a handrail lightly When the concert ended she was wheeled to the wings by her husband Dr Thomas M King Her triumph over polio was as much Kings as hers During her recovery he was her chief medi VERY YEAR about this time those of us charged with re sponsibility for reaching the Christmas Cheer Fund goal be come seized with a bit of anxiety That time is here again Contribu lions listed above total only and the average daily addition for the re maining 10 giving days must be if the goal is achieved Our concern however is re lieved when we reflect on the fact that in the 22 years since this project was established in 1925 there has never been a failure to reach the objective set Always there has been a generous over subscription This year should be and were confident will be no exception to the rule The need is greater than ever before Along with taking care of our own the fund will re lieve the suffering of a large num ber of children in distant lands through CARE Word comes to us from a num ber of industrial plants and bus iness places that steps are being taken for groupgiving This has proved extremely important in the past One person to take the lead is all thats needed A goal of for this week has been set You can help achieve this by either bringing your con tribution to the GlobeGazette business office or mailing it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa AP Wirephoto SINGER BEATS Lawrence Australian soprano of the Metropolitan Opera association who was stricken with polio in 1941 stands on her mobile platform during a performance in Chicago Wednesday night It was the first time she had stood during an entire concert since she was stricken North Iowa Towns Are Ratec in Priorities for Hospitals Jury Decides Weathe Damage Suit Ends in Draw r FORECAST Charles deliberat ing for 16 hours a jury in dis trict court Friday brought in a verdict that neither side recover in an automobile damage suit brought by Eugene Sellon against Devere and Herbert Hartwig All parties in the action are farmers living near Nora Springs Sellon asked for dam ages and the Hartwigs brought in a counterclaim for as the result of a collision April 28 1946 one mile north of Nora Springs The same case was tried at the April term of court this year and the jury was dismissed when an agreement could not be reached evening Slowly clearing Friday night Becoming The largest cattle market east of Chicago is the Lancaster Pa stockyards Mason City Cloudy and foggy with occasional light snow Fri day late partly cloudy Saturday Little change in temperature Low Friday night 15 to 18 High Sat urday near 30 Iowa Fair in west and partly cloddy in east with occasional light snow extreme northeast Friday night Saturday partly cloudy Little change in tem perature Low Friday night 10 southwest to 15 to 20 northeast High Saturday 25 to 30 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average near normal Normal north 35 south Normal 11 north 17 south Little change in temperature Becoming warmer Monday colder Tues day Precipitation will average onetenth of an inch or occurring as brief snow flurries Saturday or Sunday More gen eral snow late Monday and Tuesday Minnesota Partly cloudy Friday night with occasional light snow southeast portion Saturday partly cloudy occasional snow north portion little change in temperature IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 23 Minimum 22 At 8 a m Friday 22 YEAR AGO Maximum 55 Minimum 29 1 32 Iowa Communities Ask Government Aid Under Federal Plan Des Moines fl Thirtytwo Iowa communities were listed Fri day for top priority in the con struction of an expected 000 in new hospital facilities under a federal aid program Also proposed by the hospital division of the state department o health were 7 other groups o priorities The proposal was made at a meeting of the Iowa hospital advisory committee The priority system is part of a plan proposed under the 5 year health facilities program The plan must be approved by the advisory committee and then the tf S surgeongenerals office before counties municipalities and non profit organizations can qualify for the federal aid Under the program the federal government will put up one dollar1 for every 2 dollars contributed by the governmental subdivision or nonprofit organizations The priorities were given as a result of an intensive survey by the hospital division of needs of additional health facilities The top priority was to those communities which the sur vey showed have the greatest need for general hospitals Those com munities having less than 10 per cent of the needed capacity were given the highest priority Mt Ayr was given the highest of the top priorities Keosauqua and Bloomfield were 2nd and Guthrie Center was 3rd Other communities in the top priority group and their order in some cases 2 or more com munities were given equal stand ing in the list of Adair Winterset and Green field Algona and Whittemore Manchester Missouri Valley Post ville and Waukon Onawa Deni son Maquoketa Grundy Center McGregor Guttenberg and Elka der Marengo Belle Plaine and Williarnsburg Clarion Belmond Eagle Grove and Humboldt Fairfield Harlan and Sac City Alta and Storm Lake The group of class B nrinritiec on which no ranking was given called for health centers Class C calls for psychiatric units classes D E and F call for general hos pitals depending upon the per centage of need Group G calls for chronic dis ease hospitals separate from gen eral hospitals and group H call for tuberculosis hospitals separate from general hospitals Lawmakers Call for Diligent Prosecution of Petrillo and Union Washington The house labor committee Friday called for diligent prosecution ot Music Czar JamesC Petrillo and the American Federation of Musicians AFL for violation of the Lea act which prohibits feather bed ding in the radio industry The committee in a report writ ten by Rep Carroll D Kearns D Pa accused Petrillo of having successfully created a small kingdom within our republic over which he rules The Lea act is aimed specifically at Petrillos practice of requiring a radio station to hire a given number of musicians regardless of its needs Its constitutionality has been upheld by the supreme court Western Union Workers Turn in Strike Ballots Cedar Rapids bal lots of 600 Western Union em ployes in 5 midwest states were arriving Friday in Cedar Rapids where they will be counted Sat urday night E S Frantz chairman of the Rapids local Commercial Telegraphers union said Thursday he will count the bal ots Saturday and wire the re sults to national headquarters in Washington and regional head quarters in Decatur 111 He said ballots of 700 more Western Union workers in Omaha 3es Moines Sioux City Minne apolis and St Paul will be counted cal adviser and kept careful watcl over her exercises and singini practice while encouraging her to fight off the disease Thursday night he pushed thi little platform back and forth from the flyings for 5 minutes as the audience demanded one cur tain call after another When the curtain finally dropped King looked more weary than his wife who was radiant and smiling The many sudden changes in Elektras range and volume make it one of the most rigorous scores in opera Nevertheless Miss Lawrences voice was strong and clear to the last note As the applause thundered through the huge auditorium Miss Lawrence appeared as happy asthough she had just made her operatic debut Wonderful its wonderful she said between curtain calls The singer was stricken by polio in 1941 while she and King were on their honeymoon in Mexico City Most doctors critics and opera goers believed that it was the end of her career But it wasnt Under the direc tion of King she spent month practicing and exercising At last she gave a recital in Town hall Mew York from a wheel chair In 1944 she made a 50000mile concert tour among troops in Aus ralia and the southwest Pacific She also appeared that year in he Metropolitans Tristan and solde which was altered slight ly so that she could remain seated Iowa Falls Film Actress Found Guilty Los Angeles Actress Madge Meredith convicted of 3 felonies awaits sentencing Mon day on charges of kidnaping anc assaulting her former career ad viser Nick Gianaclis A superior court 11 ivomen and one man returned the verdict Thursday after 6 hours deliberation Besides kidnaping and assault it convicted her of conspiracy and found 3 men co defendants guilty of various iharges after the 4 week trial They are Albert Tucker 29 a nurseryman convicted of kidnap ng assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy Damon Klink enberg 32 a cook assault con spiracy and possession of a black jack James Hatfield 33 former Beverly Hills policeman posses sion of a blackjack Penalties prescribed under Cal ifornia law are 5 years to life for conspiracy one to 25 for kid naping 5 to 10 years for assault with a deadly weapon and one to 5 for possession of a deadly weapon Miss Meredith 26yearold Iowa Falls Iowa girl whose real name is Marjorie Massow and whose career progressed swiftly from a Hollywood delicatessen counter to stardom in 2 pictures had this to say Well no matter what my sen tence may be I am no worse off than I was before under the in fluence of that domineering Greek Pauley Says He Lost in Job Change Washington Edwin W Pauley testified Friday that neither President Truman nor Secretary of Agriculture Ander son could have known when they criticized speculators that Pauley wasoperating on the commodities market Fauley a special assistant to Secretary of the Army Royall made the statement before the senate appropriations committee as he testified he is worse off because he started selling his holdings in commodity futures after taking over the post lasl Sept 3 Mr Truman in a radio address Oct 5 criticized the greed of speculators who gamble on what may lie ahead in our commodity markets Later in laying his 10 point antiinflation program be fore congress the president asked legislation to regulate speculative trading on the exchanges Pauley testified he held some thing less than a million dollars worth of commodities when he took the army post In a statement to the commit tee he said that he had liquidated approximately 90 per cent of those commodities reducing my hold ings of grain from 500000 bushels to approximately 50000 bushels Later he told the senators that he did rather well in commod ities trading this year But he denied under question g by Senator Ferguson R that President Truman could have known of Pauleys activities on Oct 5 when Mr Truman declared that the cost of living must not be a football kicked around by gam blers speculating in the market I have no reason to believe that in any conceivable way the presi dent knew that I was in the mar ket Pauley testified Earlier he hadsaid that I dealt in every I jould make a profit in in the1 good old American way Pauley also testified hehas not had any conversation with Secre tary Anderson about the grain market He said Secretary of the Army Royall was wrong in saying that Pauleys grain trading was in wheat Pauley said he held futures on a half million bushels of 200000 bushels of corn and 300 00 bushels of similar future contracts on 300000 pounds of cottonseed oil 500000 pounds of lard and 43 contracts on lides E R STEINBERG Supervisor PICK STEINBERG FOR SUPERVISOR Succeeds Himself in Cerro Gordo County Job E R Dick Steinberg will suc ceed himself as supervisor for the 1st district in Cerro Gordo county when his term expires Jan 2 He was reappointed by Stanley H MacPeak clerk of court Arthur Harris county auditor and Miss Lola Mason recorder The appointment followed sub mission Thursday of the resigna tion of Tim Phalen former sheriff who was elected to the office of supervisor a year ago and was to have taken office Jan 2 Steinberg will serve under the appointment until he or a suc cessor is elected next November to fill the vacancy The term runs until Dec 31 1950 The 3 officers who made the appointment are republicans Steinberg and Supervisor Henry Hitzhusen both democrats were a majority of the board last spring when Miss Ethel Ridgeway a re publican was appointed county treasurer to succeed the late L L Raymond whom she had served as 1st deputy Male Supremacy Sydney Australia ck Newling a motion picture the ater employe qualified Thursday night to enter the grand final of a lovely legs quest in the country own of Goulbourn New South Wales He beat 11 girls in an elimina ion round Thursday night The judging was based on ap plause by an audience which saw mly the legs of the contestants In recent years annual flood osses in the United States xceeded have ACTRESS CHEERFUL AFTER Actress Madge Meredith cheerfully embraces her mother Mrs Frank Massow after she was found guilty Thursday afternoon in a Los Angeles Cal court Extend Time in lowaU S Health Tangle Des Moines of ficials have approved an Iowa state health department plan to bring the practices of the state department into harmony with federal practices and have agreed to give the state time to put its plan into effect The agreement followed a 3 hour conference of federal and state officials in the office of the attorney general Thursday The government had threatened to withdraw from the health depart ment annual aid as of Jan 1 unless the state agreed to live up to merit system require REDLED LABOR BOWSTOTOUGH COUNTER STEPS Italians Began Mass Back to Work Movement Before Walkout Ended Rome of a 2 day general strike in the city and province of Rome was announced Friday night alter the Christian democrat government had thrown its full resources into tough coun termeasures against the commun ist leadership The chamber of labor local unit of the communistdominated gen eral labor federation announced the settlement after a day of wel ling violence and steadily mount ing back to work movements by hundreds of thousands of workers The bloodiest of hundreds oE skirmishes between police and troops against flying squadrons of communist strongarm squads were fought in parliament square and around a road block in sub urban Albano Two communist deputies among 3000 demonstrators before the parliament building were beaten by police and 9 persons were wounded in the Albano fighting where Carabinieri fired into the air The end of the strike was fore shadowed in turbulent debate in the national assembly Leftists leaders first voiced hope that it would be over by midnight and government officials joined in the forecast a little later Small scale and shortlived skirmishes were fought at hun dreds of points Police routed the communist strongarm bands with jeep and truck charges and swinging clubs The outstanding communist cas ualties were 2 deputies me them a famous leader of the war time partisans in the flareup out side the parliament building The deputies mauled by police were Giuliano Pajetta who suf fered a bloody nose and Vincenzo Moscatelli former leader of 16 partisan brigades They and other members of parliament were in the restive crowd which tried to prevent pri vate transportation trucks from operating in Parliament Square in defiance the strike order Man 60 Found Weak From Hunger in Hayloft Knoxville 60 year old man was hospitalized at the Vet erans hospital here Friday after he was found in the hayloft on the Frank Loynachan farm weak from hunger and exposure Isaac T Foster 60 of Musca tine a veteran of World War I told Loynachan he had been in the loft 3 days without food or heat When Loynachan found him Thursday he was too weak to climb down from the loft Foster said he was on his way to the Iowa Soldiers Home in Marshalltown and did not know ments in hiring of health depart how he gotto the Loynachan ment employes The state officials present at the conference agreed to present their plan in writing to the Un i t e d States public health service Attorney General Robert L Larson said There is no immedi ate danger of denial of federal benefits for the JanuaryFebru aryMarch quarter He said he had named a committee which will begin work on the details of the states plan Monday The state officials agreed to present a new and comprehensive pay schedule Federal officials in Washington have termed the health units payroll a hodge podge The conferees said the health departments records are incom plete and must be brought up to date i The matter of examination ques tions for professional people in the department also was discussed and it was agreed to offer the problem to the next meeting of the state executive council The merit council some time ago obtained a set of more than 1000 examination questions from the American Public Health as sociation Gov Robert D Blue disapproved using the questions and also objected to paying a fee of a question or total of 100 The questions were designed or examinations to be given to nurses engineers and others farm Wrong Question Baltimore else was apparently the wrong question to ask the welldressed customer who purchased a fifth of rye from Samuel Orman 41 yearold liquor dealer The man answered yes I want your money produced a pistol and made off with approximately Department Store Sales Show Increase Washington UR Departmcn store sales were 7 per cent higher during the week cndinfl Dec G han in the same period a year ago the federal reserve board re ported Friday Iowa Farmer Killed in Traffic Accident Oskaloosa Ver haaf 24 a farmer near Rose Hill was killed Thursday night on a 5 miles east of here when the car he was driving left the road turned over several times and pinned him under the wreck age in a corn field Dale Sillc 28 of Oskaloosa a passenger in the car was thrown clear and was uninjured He flag ged a passing car anci summoned help SAME Black fli nicni tntflo duth In put 24 boon
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