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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 18, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H I 5 T 3 Y A K S A H C Si V E Z KB I I A HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH tOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL IIV Anodittd Fna United FTMJ full Leued Wires Copyt MASON cmr IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER is 1947 This Paper Conilsti at Two One No 59 IOWA SOLONS VOTE TAX SLASH BILL SENATORS BEAT DEMO ADDITION TO TARS BILL Amendment Called for Truman Authority to Ration Scarce Goods Washington The senate Thursday batted down a demo cratic proposal to grant President Truman mandatory authority to require industry to parcel out scarce costoMiving commodities The senate defeated an amend ment by Democratic Leader Bark ley Ky to a 3point antiinfla tion bill sponsored by Senator Taft The action may result in democratic opposition which could prevent passage of the measure in the special session of congress The vote against Barkleys amendment was 47 to 32 The senate then defeated by an announced vote of 48 to 35 a sim ilar Barkley amendment which Iowas Vote Washington re publican senators Hickenloop er and Wilson voted with the majority Thursday when the senate rejected an amendment to put into the Taft antiinfla tion bill mandatory powers for President Truman to parcel out scarce commodities would have conferred the some mandatory power on the presi dent but give congress authority to veto any of his orders within 30 days after issuance The Taft bill would authorize the president to consult with in dustry on voluntary agreements designed to hold prices in line under temporary suspension of the antitrust laws Barkley wanted to give Mr Truman power to issue orders and regulations which would compel such agreements Taft opposed Barkleys amend ment on the ground it would change the entire nature of his bill and impose compulsory con trols over all industry The Ohioan said adoption would have made it impossible to pass the republican bill before adjournment of the special session Friday Barkley disagreed and said he does not believe the president of the United States ought to be re quired to huckster among busi ness Three senators crossed party lines in the test vote on the Bark ley amendment Senator Morse ROre was the only member of his party to support Barkleys proposal Senators Byrd and Rob ertson of Virginia both demo crats voted against the amend ment Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy Thurs day and Friday Light snow or freezing rain likely to begin Fri day evening Colder Thursday night Little change in daytime temperatures Low Thursday night 10 to 15 High Friday 30 to 35 Iowa Mostly cloudy Thursday night colder east and north central portions Thursday night Cloudy Friday followed by light rain south and snow or light freezing rain north portion beginning late Friday afternoon or evening Low Thursday night 8 to 12 northeast and 20 to 25 southwest high Friday 25 to 30 northeast and 35 to 40 south west Minnesota Cloudy Thursday night and Friday with occasion al light snow north portion General light snow Friday night Not much change in tem perature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 33 Minimum 18 At 8 a m Thursday 19 YEAR AGO Maximum 18 Minimum 1 SAME Blxeb tiff meant traffic deitb ta put U houi Senate Body Will Restore Relief Cut Washington UR Chairman Styles Bridges RN said Thursday his senate appropria tions committee would restore at least part of the which the house cut from the emergency foreign aid appropriation Other influential committee re publicans promised their support The house late Wednesday ap proved by voice vote for stopgap aid to France Italy and Austria and for military government and relief in the occupied areas President Tru man had asked for the European countries and 000000 for additional occupation costs Bridges said his committee would meet in closed session Thursday afternoon and might approve a revised bill by night fall He said he expected the group to make some restorations But he declined to predict how much Sens Homer Ferguson R and William F Knowland RCal also said they thought the house cuts were too drastic I dont want to quibble over dollars Ferguson said We must appropriate enough to do the job Knowland said the house cuts were pretty heavy He said some house members undoubtedly voted for the flash in occupation funds without knowing of the new BritishAmerican agreement for financing their bizonal area in Germany The agreement which was an nounced Wednesday calls for the U S to pay threequarters of the occupation costs The 2 countries previously had been splitting the bill 5050 Knpwland said the supplemental appropriation approved by the house would not be sufficient to meet this new obligation The senate committee also may add funds for interim aid to China Its members heard Wil liam C Bullitt former U S am bassador to Russia Lt Gen Al bert C Wedemeyer and other wit nesses urge immediate funds to help China in its struggle against communism The supplemental appropriation bill as approved by the house to taled It included for relief of Navajo and KNUTSON SAYS TAX CUT BILL IS VETO PROOF Measure Would Exempt 7400000 Low Income and Elderly Persons Washington 000 income tax cuttidg bill which would strike 7400000 low income elderly persons from the tax rolls was introduced Thursday by Rep Knutson For the 47000000 other tax payers the measure referred to by its author as veto proof pro poses tax reductions ranging from 58 per cent in the lowest bracket to 10 per cent on higher incomes Knutson chairman of the tax writing house ways and means committee said he expects the bill to be the first major business when congress reconvenes in Jan uary The rductions be ret roactive to January 1 They would slash tax revenues by more than the Knutson measure which President Truman twice killed with vetoes earlier this year Here is what the new bill would do 1 Increase the present 5 0 0 personal exempetion to thus freeing 6000000 low income per sons from tax paying and provid ing some reductions for all other taxpayers This would reduce rev enues by about 2 Apply the community prop erty principle to all states per mitting married couples to split the family income equally for tax reporting purposes in order to take advantage of lower surtax brackets This principle now is applicable in a dozen states by local law would cost 3 Provide in addition to the added exemption and com munity property split 10 to 30 per cent graduated reductions as follows A 30 per cent for those with General application the treasury about 4IUUUUUU LdJCl Ui CU1U t Hopi Indians for recla after deductions and ex emptions not exceeding mation projects for the federal security agency and 000 to cover senate and house members expenses traveling to the special session The house approved amount compared with an administration request for HOUSER FINED ON LESSER CHARGE Assault Case Ends in Worth District Court trial of the state against Orville Houser for intent to murder ended in district court at noon Thursday when Judge Tob Boynton of Forest City acepted a plea of guilty to the les ser charge of assault with intent to commit manslaughter Houser was sentenced to pay a fine of and was given a sus pended sentence of a year in the Worth county jail He was paroled 0 the Iowa state board of parole The fine was paid and the de endant released The sentence followed a lengthy deliberation among the attorneys Thursday morning when the court was informed that one of the jur ors Oilman Sorbo of Saver Lake ownship was ill with a temper ature of 104 and unable to appear in court No testimony was heard Thurs day the state still having wit nesses to introduce when the de cision to accept a plea on a lesser charge was reached The case was an outgrowth of an altercation outside of a tavern at Manly on the night of Sept 12 n which Albert Pokorny of De corah suffered 3 knife wounds In the latter half of the 17th Century and most of the 18th when Unglish taxes on tea were high it s estimated that at least half of the tea used by the English was smuggled into the country There now are 29200000 tax payers in this group B 30 to 20 per cent on a slid ing scale for those with taxable incomes between and 396 This would affect 14500000 persons C 20 per cent for those with incomes between and 000 There are 9100000 such tax payers D 20 per cent on the first 000 of taxable income for all oth ers plus 10 per cent on the tax applicable to the remainder of their income There are 1700000 taxpayers in this group The total revenue cut from these percentage reductions would amount to 4 An additional personal ex emption of meaning a total exemption for persons 65 years of age or over This would affect an estimated 3700000 per sons remove about 1400000 of them from the tax rolls and cost the treasury about 5 Blind persons now have an extra personal exemption of This would be increased to making their total exemption 200 The number involved is small and would reduce revenues only slightly 6 Make minor revisions in the payment of estate and gift taxes This would reduce revenues by about All reductions would be effec tive next Jan 1 and taxpayers would be refunded any overpay ments between then and the date of enactment Knutson said his bill would give 77 per cent of the total tax reduc tion to persons with taxable in comes under and 23 per cent to those with incomes above A married couple with 2 chil dren now pays on a net in come of Under the Knut son bill there would be no tax at all If the income were the tax would be trimmed from to at the tax would be cut from to a reduction from 1045 to 000 a cut from to He estimated that government revenue collections in the current fiscal year ending next June 30 will reach and said that with a budget of 000000000 next year and a tax reduction of the government would have over 000000000 to pay on the debt or probably give to Europe Iowa Minister Killed Bethany Mo Rev Fenton Merdith about 50 Ollie Iowa Baptist minister was killed and Oscar Stuart Terrell 73 of Ollie severely injured in a 2 car collision on highway 69 north of I here Wednesday KINGSIZED KRIS year old Dino Giana peeks into Santa Glaus gift Mg at a New York store Thursday as Carolyn Lee Bally also 5 goes over her Christ mas list with Santa Dave Ballard 7 foot 7 inch 350 pound giant Iowa House Votes Measure for Interim Emergency Fund Also Passes Resolution Calling for Study of Flood Control Problems Des Moines bill to ap propriate a emergency fund for the legislative interim committee and a resolution call ing for a study of flood control problems in Iowa won quick ap proval in the house of representa tives Thursday Both measures now go to the senate The appropriation bill would be in addition to a appro priation given the interim com mittee by the legislature last winter The fund would be uses to meet emergency and deficiency expenditures The state board of control has indicated it will neecj an addi tional 8280000 to finish out the current fiscal year and the state board of education has said it will need for the same pe riod The vote on the measure was 98 to 0 The flood control resolution calls for appointment of a 12 member committee to make a study of flood problems and make recommendations to the 1949 leg islature The resolution calls for an ap propriation of to pay the expenses of the committee Four of the committee members would members of the state senate 4 of the house and the other 4 would be appointed by the gov ernor Rep Edha C Lawrence ROt in presenting thereso lution said last Junes floods had caused shocking loss and damage in the loss of life and destruction of property She said some pro gram of prevention should be en acted The vote on the resolution was 107 to 0 BUTTER SOARS New York grade but ter reached the highest wholesale jrice in history on the Mercan tile exchange here Thursday when it advanced J cent to 92J cents a pound Dealers reported limited offer ings even at the higher prices Receipts amounted to 324437 sounds compared with 534513 Wednesday Political Stuff Boston the mayoralty elections in Greater Boston com munities this year candidates went allout for the mothers vote by furnishing babysitters Catch AWOL Soldiers Scranton Iowa r e e n e County Deputy Sheriff Harold Harper said 2 AWOL soldiers were captured on highway 30 east of here after they escaped from a passenger train halted temporar ily near here He identified the soldiers as Irving Chaffee 18 and Joseph Sylvia 19 who were route from New York to Fort Ord Cal HOUSE ORDERS PROBE OF U S MARKET DEALS Senators Decide to Call Off Demands for Anderson to Show List Washington The house Thursday ordered an investigation by a special committee of gov ernment and private speculation and activities on commodity mar kets The senate appropriations com mittee dropped Thursday its de mand that Secretary Anderson give it names of big traders in grain and decided to ask senate and house votes on whether it should have them In a closed door session lasting 2 hours and 35 minutes Anderson told the committee he would give it the names if it insisted and would also make them public But he argued that the committee should not it was questionable on both legal and moral grounds The upshot was that the com mittee voted 11 to 8 not to insist thus in effect cancelling the order it issued Wednesday for Ander son to bring it the list of names Chairman Bridges RN who voted to insist that Ander son supply the names said the senate would be asked during the afternoon to adopt a resolution calling on Anderson for the names If the senate does approve it the resolution would go to the house 1 hope the congress will pass the joint resolution Bridges told reporters If they dont I intend to call the committee into session again after the first of the year to see what can be dfone about making the information public Bridges started to tell them about the votes but Senator Sal objected Then Bridgeshad a stenographic re porter read chonologically the en tire proceedings It all added up to this Anderson repeatedly contended that the law forbade him to make public names of traders gathered by the agriculture department un der its authority over commodity exchanges But said he was not refusing and would make the names public and give them to the senators if they insisted Bridges and Ferguson argued Anderson had legal authority to supply the names and that the committee should insist on them But in the end they lacked the committee votes to make their view stand up One of the most unusual fea tures of the Anderson session with the committee members was the way information about it was given to news reporters YouCanHelp 1600 This Tree Grow 1400 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 With Your Gift PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Wa Tan Ye Club Patricia Ann S R Chevrolet Co An M Friend Barbers Local No IIS The Breeses Cliautauqui Club Mason City Anonymous Friend Myers Beauly Studio Iowa National Hairdressers Cosmetologist Assn Unit Al Gertie Lake Township Oweso Club Danny Djurcn Home Room Roosevelt Jun ior The Ilarlan Proctor Jr Las Vegas Nev M W A Caran Rock Falls Bristol Sunshine Circle Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Nameless Friend Currency From Prince Mary First Methodist W S C S Cir cles l and ii Mary Anne Duncan Congregational Womens Guild Home Koom 3118 Roosevelt Jun inr HI Social Hour Club Monroe Jr Hi Home Room Mil Roosevelt Jr Hi Home Room I Roosevelt Jr Hi Home Room 2ir Roosevelt Jr Hi Home Room 216 Mrs H C Mueller iThrough KGLO THE DAYS TOTAL S 74310 2142 Oil 2IIIH 300 300 100 100 rno ritm ino 300 500 100 liOII 100 500 200 7011 Mill ion 173 ioo lliHJU TOTAL TO DATE S 1524 GOAL OF CAMPAIGN AMOUNT YET NEEDED Long Way Yet to Reach Goal of Cheer Fund HE LIST OF DONORS 10 the Christmas Cheer Fund you see above comes under the head of good news to 2 groups of peo ple 1 The needy homes in our own c o m m u n i ty who otherwise would face the prospects a cheerless Christmas 2 hundreds of hungry children in Europe who will be reached with a half of this fund through the in strumentality of that renowned voluntary relief organization known as CARE Of course theres a long way to go yet to reach the goal But theres good evidence in this list that the generous hearted peo ple of Mason City and our neigh boring communities are now on the ball It is the hope of those in charge Of the Cheer Fund solicitation that the total by Saturday will GlobeGazette Photo YOU AND YOUR BIG Shenvin is tell ing Stan Torgerson KGLO announcer just what the 2 are in for when it snows again They have contracted to shovel the walks of the city library in return for a S10 donation to the GlobeGazette Christmas Cheer fund by an anonym ous Friend oft1ie Library Now Torgerson whom Sher win credits with285 pounds is looking forward to some reducing exercise and trying to keep Shenvin from tearing out his hair of which Torgerson says Sherwin can ill af ford to lose any more It started Wednesday on Torger sons Farm Tips program over KGLO from 6 to a m He offered to shovel the next snow off the walks of any person who would send him the donation for the Cheer fund On the afternoon Mail Bag program Sher win added that he would help Torgerson shovel the walks for every donation after the first one Torgerson capped that by promising to shovel the walks all winter for anyone giving to the Cheer fund which this year is sharing with Europe by spending half of the fund for CARE packages Staff members of the GlobeGazette are actually hoping for a lots of snow NOT RIVALS The Salvation Army is con ducting its annual Christmas solicitation for funds in down town Mason City It is an ex tremely worthy cause and this is to assure readers that there Is nothing competitive between it and the Christmas Cheer Fund While naturally we hope youll have something for both let us say this If you can give to only one and must decide were ask ing you to give first choice to ttyse corner kettles In short we do not want our cause to prosper at the expense of the Salvation Army pass the mark leaving S600 to be raised in the remaining 3 day period of next week before the campaign is brought formally to a close at 2 oclock p m Dec 24 If this venture in applied Chris tianity appeals to you you will probably wish in determining the amount to be given to consider that it will do double duty as sug gested above Gifts should be either brought to the GlobeGazette business of ficer or mailed to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa House Leaders Agree to Adjourn Friday Washington lead ers agreed Thursday to support a resolution to adjourn congress Friday until Jan 6 when the reg ular second session of the 80th congress is scheduled to convene Republican leaders said they had the concurrence of House Democratic Leader Sam Rayburn of Texas SENATORS FOR m RATE CUT IN COLLECTION Measure Also Calls for Increase of 50 in Levy Deductions DCS Moines senate to day passed 37 to 13 a tax revision bill increasing personal deductions 50 percent and providing for col lection of 75 percent of the total computed tax The bill was substituted for a measure aproved by the House late Wednesday The House pro posal called for 100 percent col lection of the tax provided for a doubling of deductions The Senate bill was returned immediately to the House for con sideration by that body Tuesday afternoon In the House Speaker G T Kuester RGriswold predicted the House would not accept the Senate plan Shortly after the senate acted two spokesmen for the Iowa Farm Bureau which has oposed any change in the tax law said the Bureau preferred the House bill over the Senate bill The Senate plan presented by Senator George Faul RDcs was explained as pro viding income tax relief both in the upper and lower brackets whereas the House bill would have benefited chiefly those tax payers in net taxable income brackets of and less The following 13 senators voted against the Senate bill Republicans Barkley Moul Bateson Hawkins Jacobson Jones Kcir Limievold Decorah Lynes Plain Al Miller New some Rockhill Mar shalltown and Zastrow Democrats Klein All other members of the Sen ate voted in favor of the bill Members oil the senate republi can majority who previously had indicated their preference for a straight 50 per cent collection rate backed down during a party cau cus Thursday morning and agreed to accept a bill embodying both a cut in rates and an increase in de ductions The bill as it now stands would apply to income taxes payable in 1948 and 1949 on income earned in 1947 and 1948 The senate bill would produce an estimated a year as compared with 515500000 un der the housepassed bill The total estimated annual sav ing to taxpayers would be 000 under the senate plan and under the house pro posal The following are examples of how a married man with 2 chil dren would fare under the 2 pro posals A net income would have no tax under either plan A income would have tax under the senate bill and nothing under the house bill Four thousand dollars would pay under the senate bill and under the house bill Five thousand dollars would pay under the senate bill and under the house bill A 10000 income would pay under the senate bill and under the house bill A married man with 1 child and a net taxable income of would pay nothing under either bill The same man with a income would pay under the senate plan and nothing under the house bill With respect to unmarried per sons no tax would be paid on an income of On an income of a single person would pay under the senate bill and nothing under the house bill Senator Faul said that the com promise proposal had been worked out in the hope that the house would be willing to make some concessions and arrive at a deci sion which would benefit the greatest number of taxpayers at all levels This bill docs not represent what I personally believe should be done but in the light of circum stances and conditions prevailing at this session I believe it will ac complish the greatest benefit for all he said Harold Lloyds Father Dies Hollywood of the film capitals most famous fa therson teams was broken up Thursday with the death1 of J Darsie Lloyd 83 father of Mo vie Comedian Harold Lloyd Lloyd succumbed Wednesday at Presby terian hospital after a weeks ill ness He was vice president and treasurer of Harold Lloyd Corp and handled his sons business af fairs for many years X   

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