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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 16, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                C j M r1 NORTH DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL JUtV Ptcn Md United Pita Full Lused Win Five Cento Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 16 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One No BLUE OFFERS METHODS TO CUT TAX House Rules Body Favors Limiting Session to Tax Talk LARGE RESERVE CUT APPROVED BY HOUSE BODY IN STOPGAP AID Appropriations Group Votes Slash in 2 Programs Washington UR The house appropriations committee Tuesday voted to cut 348000000 out of 2 foreign spending programs Committee Chairman John Tabcr took the occasion to tell the administration it had better stop what he called its shenanigans with foreign aid money The committee in a supple mental appropriations bill recom mended only lor carrying out the emergency stop gap foreign aid program Con gress had authorized of which would be for China and the rest for France Italy and Austria The committee cut out China and trimmed slight ly funds for the other nations The other cut slashed an army request for additional in occupation nd relief money to 5230000000 It wanted the money for spending in Germany Japan Korea and Austria In recommending its cuts which may be restored later In the house or senate the committee ques tioned the soundness of the for eign aid program Taher said the United States should help the worlds needy But he added that this country should not bail out everybody else and then let them laugh at us The senate engaged in only rou tine business Tuesday while the house work on the supplemental appropriation bill Other congres sional developments PRICES Senate republicans decided to go ahead with the GOP antiinflation bill despite lack of any assurance the house would act on it this year The bill failed in the house Monday when demo crats defeated a proposal that it be passed without amendment Chairman Robert A Taft R Ohio of the senate republican policy committee announced the goahead decision Senate Democratic Leader ben W Barkley introduced meas ures to carry out 3 administra tion antiinflation proposals that were left out of the GOP bill He would authorize the administra tion to undertake foodsaving programs at home and foodpro duction programs overseas His bills also would give President Truman the commodity exchange control powers he has requested But Berkleys bills did not include price wage and rationing powers that Mr Truman asked SPECULATION Sen Homer Ferguson RMich said he would ask the senate appropriations committee to subpena govern ment lists of big speculators in food and other commodities The administration has refused to give these lists to congress on the grounds that it would be against the law to do so LUCKY James DeYarman Iowa City dentist shows part of the he found in a downtown alley Tuesday A lucky kick uncovered the find Iowa City James H JeYarman Iowa City dentist ticked S403995 down an alley lere Monday On his way to his office in downtown Iowa City DeYarman noticed a long black purse lying n an alley Thinking it empty I gave it a he said and it felt like there was something in it Examination revealed the purse Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night near 10 High Wednesday near 25 Iowa Partly cloudy south cloudy novth Tuesday night anc Wednesday Slightly warmer southwest and extreme wesi Wednesday Low Tuesday nigh 510 northeast 15 southwest High Wednesday 2025 north east 35 southwest Minnesota Mostly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday casional light snow north por tion Tuesday night Not so cold Tuesday night slightly warme extreme west Wednesday Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 2 de grees below normal Norma high 27 north to 34 south Nor mal low 10 north to 16 south Rising temperatures Wednesday Colder Friday and continued cold Saturday Warmer again Sunday Little or no precipita tion indicated IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending a 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 13 Minimum zero At 8 a m Tuesday 13 YEAR AGO Maximum 27 Minimum 23 contained in cash and the balance in checks endorsed by the Racine Cigar store The find was reported to the police and the cigar store reported the loss shortly after It was the 2nd such incident for DeYarman this year He found and returned to its owner a purse con taining in cash In Muscatine last March Marshall Rules Out Chance of Separate Germany Treaty Believe Only Course Left Is Unification of Western Section By K H SHACKFORU UP Staff Correspondent London of State Jeorge Marshall confronted with a world split by failure of the Big Four conference ruled out as impossible Tuesday proposals to make a separate peace with western Germany Soon after Soviet Foreign Min ister V M Molotov hurried off to Moscow without saying good bye to anyone Marshall discussed the significance of the collapse of the council of foreign ministers with his delegation Marshall and his advisors were reported to be agreed generally that the wests only course now was to complete the unification of western Germany That would be done by extending the economic arrangements for the Anglo American zone to the French zone and then proceeding to some form of provisional political unification Tuesday night Marshall will discuss the crisis with French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault at a private dinner may determine to France will join The meeting what degree Britain and America in converting all of west ern Germany into a workshop for the Marshall plan Before the London conference opened sources close to Marshall said he rejected the whole con cept of a separate peace as un workable He admitted some kind of accommodation would have to be found for western Ger many in case of the councilfail ure but ruled out a separate peace The same sources were asked Tuesday whether the events of the last week had changed Marshalls mind The answer was There has been no change on that issue Something else must be worked out for truncated Ger many but we cant do it with a separate peace treaty The council of foreign ministers appeared doomed A headline in the London Daily Mail expressed the sentiments of many of the delegates to the conference It was dead done damned Each ot the 3 foreign ministers of the west felt that the council should be abolished under the present circumstances although none of them was likely to make a specific move to do it formally The only formal ti left after the ministers broke up Monday night ending one of the angriest meetings of diplomats in recent history was the Austrian peace treaty deputies They will meel Wednesday to consider the com plicated Russian proposal that Austrian oil deemed by the Soviets to be German assets be used as German reparations CHARLES GITYAN DIES IN CRASH Companion Injured as Auto Skids on Ice Miller 54 o harles City was killed and Har old Guenther Charles City was in an Osage hospital Tuesday with injuries sufferedat 8 pm Mon day when their car struck a slip pery spot on highway 218 5 miles southeast of Osage and was com pletely demolished in the ditch Dr Roy Whitley of Osage Mit chell county coroner saifl Millers deah was due to a fractured skull and probably was instantaneous The men were found by Ernii Gilles of Osage one mile south o the junction of highway 9 Botl were taken to Osage where Mill ers body is at the Champion fun eral home Guenther was reported resting comfortably Tuesday morning in the Mitchell County Memorial hos pital He was reported suffering multiple lacerations bruises anc shock Both men were employes of the Charles City Motor company had been at Osage on a business tri and were returning home wit Miller driving when the acciden occurred No funeral arrangements hai been made Tuesday pending th arrival from Indianola of Mi Millers only child Mrs Jolrr Harrison who has been notifiec and was expected to arrive Tues day The wrecked car is a 1946 Fore belonging to the company Guttenberg Man Dies Under Wheels of Truck Elkadcr J Heider scheit 23 of Guttenberg wi killed Monday afternoon when th brakes of the truck on which h was putting chains slipped an crushed him beneath the wheels 1400This Tree Grow With Your Gift eOCT 600 400 200 BEVIOUSU REPORTED i niversal Mothers Club 5W aryMartha Class First Chris tian Chnrch 500 rdis Dlanne Holstad 1 Ken selt JOO Red 500 andeVi Cheer nollar 300 r and Mrs Iver Bldne Norlb wood 200 B Circle First Methodist Church 500 BE DAIS TOTAL 2100 OTAL TO BATE S COJ3U MOUNT YET NEEDED Sl39180 OAl OF CAMPAIGN 5200000 Gifts Must Be Speeded Up to Hit Our Goal ONESTLY folks it would require a microscope or some other pre cision instru ment to detecl growth in that Christmas tree pictured above Its growth is dependent on gifts to the Christmas Cheer Fund and Tuesdays addition to the previous total was only The goal is 2000 and the daily average from now until next Wednesday when he solicitation formally closes must exceed Administration of the fund lo cally to make sure there are no empty stockings on Christmas morning will be in the hands of Miss Doris Bruce of Family Serv ce Inc formerly the Social Wel fare League To make sure that the part ol the fund devoted to the allevia tion of suffering by children in Europe is wisely invested the services of CARE have been en listed With such a double appeal i would seem that contributions ought to roll in a bit faster than they did Tuesday Dont you agree Either bring your gift to the GlobeGazettes business office or mail it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Mild Earth Tremor Shakes Sections of 3 Southern States Memphis apparent ly was a mild earth tremor shook parts of this city and sections o southwestern Tennessee north eastern Arkansas and northwest ern Mississippi Monday night No damage or injuries resultec A telephone operator at Le panto said lines from her switch board were shaken loose SAME Black flaf meani traffio death In psst 24 AP Wirepliotq TEENAGE ELOPERS Smith and his bride Mary both 15 sit in his fathers home in Des Moines Tuesday after their return from a honeymoon dur ing which they eluded searchers for 2 weeks AP Wircphalo Des Moines ld Henry Dutch Smith and his bride Mary Howe Smith also 15 were back home in Des Moines Tuesday telling about iheirhon eymoon trip during which they eluded searchers for 2 weeks They went as far as Las Cruces N Mex with another pair of oung elopers obtained jobs here and said they had started mying a home Search for the 2 couples began when Mrs Anna Howe mother if Mary reported to police Nov 29 that she had seen notice of ler daughters marriage license in a newspaper Smith said that he and mary and his sister Leah 14 and wil iam Ellis 20 of Corydon had no trouble getting licenses and blood tests The 2 couples had a double wedding at a Des Moines church Nov 29 he said While in Arkansas City Kans Mary lost her wedding band in a washroom drain and they re ported prowlers took the Rills watches and coats and Ellis wal let from their car Dutch said he telephoned parents from New Mexico Thurs day and they said to come righ home Ellis and Leah remained in Leon Iowa where their car broke down Monday but Dutch anc Mary hitchhiked to Des Moines The parents of the newlywed Smiths have agreed to let them try the marriage Federal Mediators Attempt to Stave Off Strike in WU AFL Unions Schedule Walkout Date for Next Tuesday 6 a m Philadelphia mediators met UP with Federal union and company officials Tuesday in an attempt to stave off a threatened holiday strike of 50000 Western Union telegraph employes The commercial telegraphers the telegraph workers union and the telegraph employes union all AFL announced Monday that their members will strike against the company at 6 AM EST next days before Christ mas Adolph Brungs director of the Western Union division of the commercial telegraphers said We are not at all optimistic abput the meeting in view of the companys stubborn refusal to ar bitrate or make any counterpro posal to our demand for a 15cent hourly wage boost The strike will affect the entire country except for New York City where the 7000 employes of Western Union are represented by a CIO union The Unions said a poll of their members showed that the over whelming majority were in fav or of striking if their wage de mands were not met Under the TaftHartley labor law the president is authorized to begin inquiries into strikes af fecting national communications and if necessary order an injunc tion against such a strike Union officials predicted the strike would close 3000 Western Union offices across the nation would end weather report tele graph service of the Civil Aero nautics authority would block ov erseas cable communications to inland points and would close stock grain and cotton exchanges The American communications association which repre sents the New York employes has demanded a 20centanhour wagi increase from the company anc has threatened to strike Jan I against three cable companies al though it has made no strike threat against Western Union The aluminum industry ha risen from fiftieth position ii American industries before th war in the number of wage earn ers employed to a place amont the nations top ten employers Senate GOP Holds Caucus on Subjects Des Moines ff The house rules committee voted to recom mend adoption of a rule limiting consideration of the special ses sion of the legislature which convened Tuesday to revision of the state income tax and any appropriations that the interim committee might ask The senate rules committee was not expected to act until late Thursday afternoon on the ques tion of restricting the subject matter of the session The senate defeated by voice ole an attempt to provide for djournment after Blues speech rithout any action on tax pro osals A possibility remained hat the motion might be renewed ater in the day The senate republicans caucused or 45 minutes withbut reaching decision on limiting the subjects o be considered and Senator Leo Ithon of Fertile majority leader aid the caucus would not be re umed until after the governors ddress He said he hoped the aucus would result in rules vhich would expedite the ses ion Rep Edna C Lawrence KOt umwa told the house she felt revision should be made for ap pointment of a special committee o study flood control to avert in he future the catastrophe which 3ccurred in our state last House leaders estimated the ength of the session at 4 to 7 days and at a meeting of the house rules committee Monday night the majority said they favored con fining the session solely to the in come tax issue Immediately after convening the senate went on record by a voice vote as objecting to intro duction of any resolution calling lor a sine die adjournment im mediately after the governors ad dress Such an adjournment woulc jrevent any legislative action by he assembly Senator Arthur Jaeobson R Waukon offered a motion to per mit such a resolution saying tha the legislators were summoned to meet by the governor and tha hey were obligated to hear wba he has to say However if after hearing him hey decided they wanted to ad lourn and return home they shouk be allowed to do so Jacobsoi said His motion was defeatec without a record vote A projected report on the states financial position as of June 30 1949 showed Tuesday there woulc be a balance of i the state income tax is collected at the full rate and a balance o if the collections an at half rate On the basis of the half rate thi report estimated overall revenui for the current biennium ending June 30 1949 would total 520000 On the full rate basis the repor estimated overall revenue for th biennium would total The half rate income tax woul bring in and the ful rate would produce in the current biennium the repor estimated Houser Assault Case Begins at Northwood trial of Orville E W Houser of Newton on a charge of assault with intent to commit murder opened in district court here Tuesday afternoon when attorneys began empannel ing a jury The case is an outgrowth of an altercation outside of a tavern at Manly Sept 12 in which Albert Pokorny 30 of Decorah suffered 3 knife wounds The state is being represented by L E Plurnmer Worth county attorney Appearing for the de fendant Houser are Leslie Boom hower and John Seneff of Mason City and L A Baken of North wood POSSIBLE WITH SLASH IN LEVY 3 Other Bills Are Presented as Iowa Legislators Convene Des Moines Robert X Blue declared Tuesday most owans want the state income tax educed that it can be done and till have a very large reserve nd that any one of 3 methods meet with public approval He said in an address to a joint ession of the senate and house on he opening day of a special ses ion called to consider reduction f the tax that the 3alternatives vhich he presented in bill form are 1 To return the rate to 50 per cent on payments made next year m this years income then let the 1949 legislature decide on any changes in deductions and rates on taxes payable in 1949 and there after 2 To increase deductions 25 per cent and decrease the rate 25 per cent effective on payments in 1948 and 1949 A single person would not have to make a return in those years if his income the previous year was or less Presently he need not make a re urn if his income is or less A married person would not have to make a return if his income was or less Presently he need not make a return if his in come is or less A single person would get a deduction of instead of A married person would get a deduction of instead of and be would get a deduction of instead of S5 for each child The deduc tion for a parent would not be changed The rale of tax which would be reduced 25 per cent now is one per cent for the first of taxable income 2 per cent for the 2nd 3 per cent for the 3rd 4 per cent for the 4th and 5 per cent for all above 3 To establish a flexible and automatic rate depending upon the expendable balance in the treasury effective on the tax pay able in 1949 and thereafter On Oct 15 of each year the balance in the treasury would be certified If it was more than the rate would be 50 per cent on pay ments the nextyear Ifit was and not more than the rate would be 60 per cent If it was and not more than the rate would be 70 per cent If it was and not more than the rate would be 80 per cent If it was less than 000000 the rate would be 100 per cent Copies the bills and 3 others along with a statement of the states present financial position and projected revenue for the re mainder of the current biennium ending June 30 1949 were laid upon the members desks The other 3 bills are 1 To Increase reductions The increase would be the same as in bill No 2 and would apply to payments made in 1948 and 1949 only 2 To make the 1948 payment rate 50 per cent and to apply the flexible rate outlined in bill No 3 thereafter along with a 25 per cent increase in deductions as in bill No 2 3 To apply the flexible rate in bill No 3 but use a different Find Typical City Family of 4 Needs Over Yearly for Modest Living By LAURENCE GONDER United Press Staff Correspondent Washington govern ment reported Tuesday that a typical city family of 4 needed between and a year to maintain a modest but ade quate standard of living at June 1947 prices The result of a 2V year study of living costs in the nations 34 largest pre pared by the bureau of labor stat istics It was submitted to a sen atehouse economic subcommittee by Ewan Clague commissioner of labor statistics At last Junes price levels the report said 4person families in each of the largest cities surveyed would have had to spend more than annually to live mod estly Clague told the subcommittee it was safe to say that retail price increases have boosted city fam ily expenses across the nation at least another 3 per cent since the budget estimates were made The government report was in the form of a city workers fam ily budget An explanatory state ment said the budgets were an attempt to describe and measure a modest but adequate American standard of living The budgets are a list of goods and services that according to the prevailing standards of the com munity are considered essential the statement said It said the cost figures were based on the needs of a 38 year old working man his 36 year old nonworking wife a daughter 8 and a son 13 Clague said this family was chosen as typical because most American families tend to pass through this stage at one time or another Separate dollar estimates were given for each of the 34 cities but no national average was estim ated The cities and how much the necessary annual budget would cost in each last June in cluded Washington Seattle Wash New York City 53347 Milwaukee Wis 53317 Minneapolis Minn Chi cago 53282 San Francisco St Louis Mo Denver Colo Jacksonville Fla Indianapolis Ind and New Orleans In the 34 cities surveyed an nual food costs for the typical family ranged from in New York City to in Los An geles and in Cincinnati Annual clothing costs for the typical family in the survey ci ties ran between and The survey found that rental for housing ranged from a year in Washington D C to in New Orleans method computing the amount of the treasury balance on Oct 15 of each year Indications were that there would be at least one and possibly several other proposals introduced by individual members Rep Al bert Steinberg RAmes has pro posed a series of exemptions pat terned after the federal income tax system At another point in his address he said a conservative estimate of receipts in this biennium in dicated that with the half rate all appropriations and operating ex penses could he paid and there still would be an unencumbered balance of on July 1 1949 If the full rale should be col lected the unencumbered balance on July 1 1949 is estimated at the governor said The legislature last winter pro vided that the rate of collections on this years incomepayable next year should be 100 per cent At that time however there were many and varied estimates of the states financial position Since then state revenue has been far greater than expected primarily due to increases in in come lax collections and rcpeatec records for sales tax collectionf   

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