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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 13, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME UV Associate Pnta and United Presa Full Leased Wires NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Five a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 13 1948 HOME EDITION iiiiiir Conalsta of Two One SIASSEN TOPS IOWA STRAW VOTES SENATORS TACK FARM SURPLUS SUBSIDY IN ERP Approve Fund to Aid Exports of Products in Program Washington for aiding exports of surplus larm products was tacked on the European recovery program by the senate Saturday after a lengthy argument Action came on voice votes aft ter Senator William RDel pro tested that it was a subsidy by indirection lie also said it would increase total of the bill by 000000 for this year Backers of the measure dirt not dispute this Senator Aiken RVi aided by senators from tobacco fruit po tnto and egg producing areas scored the victory What the senate decided to do is this Take in customs re ceipts congress already has voted to give to the treasury this year and make it available to pay half of the cost of exports and surplus farm products The other half the cost would have to come out of money di rectly appropriated for the recov ery prof ram The vote came after Senator Wherry RNebr told senators they may be held In session far into Ihe night in an effort to com plete senate action on the Euro pean aid bill He advised senators to plan to take their meals at the capitol and stay available lor cmorum calls By a 56 to 31 vote late Friday night it blasted aside a determined effort led by Senator Taft R chairman of the senate re publican policy committee to shave off the 300000000 Marshall plau figures ot Lhe programs cruel sponsors in j congress predicted its overwhelm ing passage by Saturday night The bill is designed to speed funds to 10 western European nations to bolster thorn against communism Elated backers said the resound ing defeat suffered by Tatts fund cutting proposal insured senate ap proval of the bill without major changes Well pass it by a vote than we had against thc Taft amendment Comially told re porters That would be a victory for Sen ator Vandenberg chairman ofthe senate foreign re lations committee and chief capi tol hill exponent of the biparti san foreign policy Vandenberg stood his ground firmly as Taft led 22 other re publicans and 8 democrats in a roll call assault to batter the fund down to The Mich igan senator carried 23 other re publicans and 32 democrats with Anderson in Demo Race for Senator Washington of Agriculture Anderson announced Saturday he will run for the dem ocratic nomination for U S sena tor from New Mexico Anderson said he will remain in President Trumans cabinet un til congress adjourns probably in July Eben Ayers Avhite house press aide gave reporters this state ment The president will accept Sec retary Andersons resignation with great reluctance when it is offered But he is very glad that Mr Anderson will remain in the cab inet until the summer adjourn ment of congress Anderson will be a candidate for Ihe office now held by Senator Hatch Hatch said last week that he will not be a candidate again in order to accept appointment to the federal district court in New Mexico if it is offered Anderson did not speculate on who might succeed him as secre tary of agriculture A couple of days ago Mr Tru man praised Andersons work in the agriculture department An derson said Friday that the presi dent had asked him to remain in the cabinet The secretary added then that whatever decision he reached he had no plans to go to New Mexico to campaign The primary there is in June and under his plan to stay in the cabinet until congress recesses he would be tied up in Washington perhaps until July He told a news conference lie has been promised the support of 5 prominent New Mexico men who he said have been gen erally discussed as candidates for the office Anderson named them as Henry A Kiker W A Keleher Everett VI Grantham U S district at orney 1ov New Mexico former HORSE FED BY AIR of Small bales of hay are dropped by plane to stranded horse to dry land not venture out on the ice which formedafter TfYoocl the ice thickened enough to allow the owners to lead the uovernor Dow Dempsey and Hiram BENES WEEPS AT MASARYKS BIER Premier Gottwald Makes Main Funeral Oration Prague Masaryk re ceived the last rites of state Sat urday as President Eduard Benes wept at his bier him Once past the senate the recov ery bill faces further action by the house The republican leadership has set April 10 as a tentative target date for action on all foreign aid programs That is only 8 days be fore the Italian elections which tire expected to provide a new test oE communist strength in Europe Let Contract for Dry Run Flood Control St Paul W K Wilson Jr St Paul district army engineer said Saturday a contract for the first stage of work on the Dry Run flood control project at Decorah Towa has been awarded 10 Mc Crce and company of St Paul The company bid j Thc project provides for diver sion of Dry Run into the Upper Iowa river and a levee system and channel realignment on the Upper Iowa to provide flood protection to Decorah r The first stage of is ex pected to start early in April It includes a major portion of the channel improvement on the Up per Iowa river and a of the diversion work for Dry Run EYE ULTIMATUM Prepare Showdown With Truman on Rights Plan Washington gov ernors were reported ready Sat urday to tell President Truman to abandon his civil rights program or forfeit support of the south A member of the Dixie gover nors civil rights committee who declined to be quoted by name said such a statement would be considered by the committee at an afternoon session A meeting of Dixie leaders was post poned from Saturday morning to permit preparation of a policy statement One member of the committee told a reporter the proposed notice to the president would be a sort of compromise of feelings of some of the governors on the civil rights issue He said some governors still would like to see Mr Truman out ol the race for the partys nomination while others appeal willing to lake him without his cui rights program Administration officials mean while were reported seeking to stave off a civil rights showdown until the democratic convention in July In the vaulted pantheon of the National museum draped in black Communist Premier K 1 e m e 111 Gottwald made the main funeral oration berating the critics of I tnrvryk T th VTST and irsliTi iy accusing them of the forcigi ministers death The frail ailing president who helped Masaryks father mold this republic dried his eyes as a eulogy by another government of ficial recalled episodes of Jan Masaryks life The president stood with head bowed into the fur collar oli his overcoat He seemed to be trying to maintain his composure Then the lights went down and a childrens choir sang the fav orite folk song of Czechoslovakias first president Thomas G Mas aryk Bcncs broke into tears The president mopped liis face and mouth with a handkerchief He rubbed his eyes with his fingers It was Benes first public ap pearance since the government crisis began in Czechoslovakia See No Food Price Markup as GovernmentEntersWheatPit Feb 21 The song that brought tears Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Saturday night increasing cloudiness and slightly warmer Sunday Low Staturday night near 22 High Sunday 40 45 Iowa Fair and warmer Saturday night Sunday increasing cloudi ness slightly warmer Low Sat urday night 20 northeast 3035 southwest High north 50 south Sunday 42 Shippers Forecast Low Saturday night 22 north 25 south Minnesota Increasing cloudiness and warmer Saturday night Sunday mostly cloudy and mild IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o clock Saturday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Saturday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 27 2 below 4 38 32 welling to the old presidents eyes was Plough Your Land My Son It was sung at the funeral of Thomas G Masaryk in 1930 FALLINGTREE KILLS FARMER William Torkelson 79 Dies Near Forest City Forest arrange ments were incomplete Saturday for William Torkelson 78 North Iowa farmer for many years who was killed Friday when struck by a tree he was cutting down on thc 1arm of his son Wallace L Tor kelson south of here in Hancock county His body was found by a grandson Larry Tovkelson 14 who went to look for him after he had been gone from the house for nearly 5 hours The aged man was working P M on thc trcc and apparently it Icll in a direction he was not expecting He slipped and fell for ward onto his ax which cut trouser leg Mr Torkelson leaves 12 chil dren His wife died in 1926 Mrs Carl Zwcrneman of Hn Rhode Island NW Mason City daughter Set Buying at Million Bushels Daily on Trial Basis in Grain Market Chicago government began buying wheat Saturday for the first time in 5 weeks but agri culture department and market analysts agreed that it probably would not cause a markup in food prices at the corner grocery store The production marketing ad mmLstration Eaid ffovernirsent buy ing of wiieat would be rcsunied Saturday but strictly OH a trial basis It said the government would buy about 1000000 bushels of wheat a day lor export The gov ernment needs only 8000000 bu shels to fill April commitments but is expected to continue buy ing for May The PMA issued a stern warn ing to grain traders however that purchases would be suspended if agriculture department experts be lieve government buying is push ing prices out oi line However all quarters seemed agreed that the governments re turn to thc nations wheat pits would cause only a flutter Tax Hangover Washington internal revenue bureau swears to this A man feeling no pain walked into a midwestern revenue office and paid his income tax about n The next day sober he walked to do Told he had paid up the day before the prices in The agriculture department dis closed that thc commodity credit corporation has accepted i 454 000 000 pounds of thc equiva alent of 10200000 bushels of for shipment overseas Those flour purchases filled not only the the governments require ments to meet April allocations of flour to foreign nations but even part of the May requirements Thc government buys wheat on the various boards of trade and purchases Hour from who submit bids at the o the department of agriculture Prices the government pays the millers for flour usually have an effect on the price of wheat at thc grain exchanges b In view of thc fact that thc iclalively large current flour pur chases have not unduly disturbed the market thc department of ag riculture feels that commodity prices have stabilized sufficient ly to permit the resumption of purchases of wheat for export man remarked 1 but I didnt know good LEWIS TOSSES OUT THREAT OF COAL WALKOUT Claims Operators Have Dishonored 1947 Wagt Pact in Past 8 Months Washingion L Lewis hurled an Implied threat of a soft coal strike at the government and mine owners Saturday then wait ed for something to happen The United Mine Workers chief declared in a letter to the unions 400000 members that their em ployers in the past 8 months have dishonored the 1947 wage agree ment and defaulted under its pro visions affecting the welfare fund That contract signed last July 8 pledged the miners to stay on the job as long as they are able and willing Lewis told a news conference Friday he did not know longer theyll be how much willing The runs un til June be ended by either miners or operators on 30 days notice The fiery mine leader did not say flatly that his miners will stop work Instead he asked the puWic to persuade the millionaire coal operators to break a deadlock over how the welfare fund is to be used Money for the fund is raised by a 10 cent royalty on each ton of coal produced Operators say Lewis wants a monthly pension for every miner over 60 who has been in the pits at least 20 years That they argue would raise coal prices 40 cents a ton Fantastic snapped Lewis The fund alone is big enough to pay for it he said u Liaiiai it vas one that Iowa Fanner Finds rooms tick in Cow See Fight on Local Power in Rent Bill Washington A house battle shaped up Saturday on a plan to give local boards full power to raise rents or lift rent ceilings The house bankingcommittee voted 12 to 8 late Friday to strip lederal officials of major authority over rents and transfer the deci sionmakine power to local boards named by state governors After writing this provision in the senateapproved rent bill the committee approved the measure 13 to 3 The bill would continue the modified controls until March 31 1949 The house will debate itMon day with a showdown vote due Tuesday Rep Monroney DOkla ques tioned the constitutionality of the proposal to confer virtually un limited powers on local boards He said he will ask the house to restore the senate provision continuing the federal rent ad ministrators powers to decide whether local hoards are justified in asking rent increases or de control of an area The local board amendment was reported to have been ap proved at the closeddoor banking committee session on party lines supporting it and democrats opposing But in a later hearing before the house rules committee Rep Cox DGa asked why rent con trol should not rest with the states instead of the federal government Chairman Wolcott RMich of the banking committee replied My own opinion is that this would be very dangerous If we turn rent control over to the states we will have rent control forever under state law MAKE PLANS FOR Airplane With 30 Reported Missing Anchorage Alaska char tered ShanghaitoSt Paul North west Airlines DC4 plane with 30 persons aboard vanished over Alaska Friday night and a search plane took off Saturday to check on a mountain lire report The civil aeronautics adminis tration search plane headed for 10208foot Mt Sanford where the Gulkana CAA range station re ported a fire had been sighted during the night The plane was carrying 24 pas sengers and a crew of 6 over thc great circle route from the orient Cedar Itapids An ton farmer living northwest of LaPorte City was astonished Thursday afternoon to find 18 inches of a broomstick protruding from between the ribs of one of his Holstein cows The cow purchased at a sale last fall had not been doing well and a short time ago developed an abscess on her side It ruptured Thursday and the broomstick popped out Dr H G Lames Dysart veter inarian cut off the stick and plans to remove the rest of it by surgery as soon as the weather warms up He said thc broomstick must have been introduced into the cows paunch in some way and had punctured the stomach and ab dominal walls announcement said Experts associated with ffrain traders here agreed They said the to ihe in market following closely on the lour purchases was bound to have a stimulatlnjr influence on c price of wheat Most experts said they expected is a SAME f Lana Turner Injured Hollywood Turner was in the hospital Saturday with a possible broken arm from a too strenuous movie scene The blond actress tripped and feil Friday as she was whirled through a door for her latest movie Meti wynMayer said her back jured and her swollen and Czech Government Fires Papanek as Delegate to UN Lake Success Czecho slovak government in Prague Sat urday fired Dr Jan Papanek as Us delegate to the United Nations but Papanek refused to recognize the dismissal rJKfUrltcd Nalions announced receipt of a communication from n faylng tliat ceased to be Czechoslovak dcle attacked the communist coup Warmer Weather Moves Into Iowa Des Moines predicted warmer weather for Iowa was At Atlantic in southwestern Iowa the weather bureau re ported a 27 degree rise in tem peratures in 3 from 17 be at a mto 10 above tlL HoO Atlantics reading was the low for the state Other early morning sub zero readings included 6 be iT 1at SPfnccr 5 below at Ames 3 below at Fort Dodge 2 below at Mason City and 1 below at Iowa Slightly warmer weather is fore cast again for Sunday Belgium which is about half the about 1000 miles navigable inland waterways TO PRISONCarrying e neath his arm James Hartmann open 15 year old convicted slayer leaves the county jail in ChicLo to t0 35 t0rn at t at thc penitentiary ri c youth was sentenced for the knife slaying of Mrs Bh E mteis wife He also received la 1 to 10 year sentence on charge of committing nature a crime against Call Mass Meeting of Packinghouse Workers Preparations ior the scheduled strike of packinghouse workers in Mason City include a mass meet ing under the sponsorship of local 38 in the Wedgewood room of the Hotel Hanford Monday evening at 8 it was announced Saturday by Art Costello chairman of the strategy board The meeting is open to the public The strategy board will also meet Sunday at 11 a m be said Cattle already in the plant will be slaughtered Monday a man agement spokesman said and shipping will continue until Mon day No more livestock is being received however We have contacted hospitals and nursing homes and assured them that passes will be provided so they will get their requirements of meat during the strike period Costello said The strike is to go into effect at Tuesday morning unless negotiations for a settlement of the wage dispute before then arc successful Jackson New Head of National Group for Traffic Safety Washington Harold P Jackson president of the Bankers Indemnity company of Newark N Y Saturday was elected chairman of the National Com mittee for Traffic Safety Jackson succeeds W Earl Hall managing editor of the Mason Cily Iowa GlobeGazette The committee holding its an nual meeting here is composed of 85 organizations working to prevent accidents and reduce the traffic toll of deaths injuries and property loss Meyers Faces Prison During Appeal Move Washington Counsel for Maj Gen Bennett E Meyers said Saturday he would most as suredly appeal the officers con viction on subordination of per jury charges But it appeared that Meyers would have to go to jail in the meantime Tho 52 year old wartime pro curement expert will be sentenced Monday He faces a possible max imum penalty of 30 years impris onment for persuading a former business associate to lie to senate investigators Judge Alexander Holt for thc bond but said he would not grant bail pending an appeal This apparently means according to counsel for both sides that Meyers will have to go to jail shortly alter sentence is nounced pro OPEN MOVE FOR BALLOT AT GOP STATE MEETING Minnesotan 1st Choice in 17 County Sessions by Strong Margins By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Possibility of a move to have the Iowa state republican conven tion take a straw ballot on presi dential preferences arose Satur day in the wake of fairly wide in dications favoring former Gov Harold Stassen of Minnesota In 17 county GOP conventions at which straw ballots were taken Friday Stassen was the first choice candidate one county Dewey was first and in another Stassen and Taft tied for first In a number of cases Siassens margin was an extremely wide one A Story county GOP spokesman said that a resolution was adopted there instructing its state conven tion delegates to use their utmost efforts to obtain a straw ballot at the fifth congressional district cau cus and on the convention floor itself Stassen placed first in straw votes taken in Cerro Gordo Wright Floyd Ilardin Story Dallas Johnson Greene Jasper Des Moines Winnebasro Osceola iUahaska Poweshiek Sac Warren and Dickinson counties Stassen tied with Taft in Linn county and ran third in Jefferson county The Greene county convention instructed its 15 state convention delegates for Stassen Dallas county republicans did not instruct their 21 delegates but called attention to the straw bal lot for the delegates guidance Results of the various straw votes Des Monies county Burlington SJ rrrrir I Q V M Jl and Trfi 45 each Dewey 36 Mac Arthur 20 and Warren 3 points based on 5 points lor 1st choice and 3 fur 2nd Dallas county 57 votes Dewey 26 Vandenberg 8 Taft A Eisenhower and Rep Halleck RInd 1 each Story county 76 Dewey 19 Taft 9 Johnson county Iowa Stassen 35 Dewey 31 Jasper county sen 92 Dewey 22 Taft 16 MacAr thur 3 Warren and Martin 1 each Linn county Cedar Stassen and Taft 20 each Dewey 12 Vandenberg 4 Eisenhower 2 MacArthur Martin Warren 1 each Jefferson county Fairfield Dewey 2G Taft 23 Stassen 18 Cerro Gordo Mason Stassen 28 Taft 10 Vandenberg 10 Dewey 7 Warren 3 MacAr thur 2 Martin 1 Winnebasro Forest n 11 Dewey 1 Wriffht Clarion Slassen 44 Vandenberg 12 Dewey 8 Mac Arthur 5 Tnit 2 Floyd Charles 28 Vandenberg 11 Dewey 8 Tart 1 Warren 1 MacArthur 1 Martin Hardin Iowa 38 Taft 18 Dewey 17 Vandenberg 4 Brickcr 1 Mahaska 28 Dewey 18 Vandenberg 10 MacArthur 4 Taft 1 Martin 1 Gov Green of Illinois 1 Ptmeshiek sen 88 Dewey 15 Taft 10 Vanden berg 2 Saltonstall 2 MacArthur 1 Eisenhower 1 Martin 1 War ren 1 Sac Sac SLasscu 35 Dewey 4 Taft 2 Vandenberg 1 Warren I Martin I Warren Knoxville Stassen 22 Taft 7 Vandenberg 5 Dewey 4 Brickcr 1 MacArthur 1 Dickinson Spirit sen 18 Dewey 7 MacArthur 2 Taft 2 Vandenberg 2 Han ford MacNidcr a candidate for delegate at large to the na tional convention ivill head the Cerro Gordo delegation to the GOP state convention Gov Hobert Blue was the key note speaker at the Wright county convention and was among the delegates named to the state meet ing Kossulh county republicans met at Algona and Hancock members convened at Garner but polls on the presidential hopefuls were not taken State Sen W N Skourup R Burlington told the Des Moines county gathering that Henry A Wallaces 3rd party strength may be greater in Iowa than most re publicans think If we dont get out a big GOI vote a Jot of unpleasant things could happen in the next 4 years he said The Dallas county convention also approved a resolution calling for universal military training   

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