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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 13, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE ONE EDITION THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEICHtORS VOU LV Associated and United Press Full Least Five Cents Copy I MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 13 1949 ACHESON AT SENATE Acheson President pomtee as next secretary of state talks with Senator Arthur H Vandenberg RMich left and Chairman Tom Connally DTex of the senate foreign relations committee before the opening of a hearing Thursday into his qualifications for the cabinet post Measure Asks Extension of Rent Controls bill to ex tend rent control for 27 months and to stop chiseling arbitrary evictions and gray market prac tices was introduced in the sen ate Thursday Senator Francis J Myers who introduced the bill said it also was designed to stop other slick tricks used by a small minority of landlords Although the measure lacks final approval of the white house it may beciome the administrations rent control extension law Presi dent Truman asked that controls be continued for at least 2 years Present controls expire March 31 Myers said the answer to the inequity of the present rent control law is not to turn all rental property to regu late all property owners in the same way Break Off Talk on Tug Strike Walkout Deadline Is Extended 24 Hours New York Negotiations seeking to avert a crippling harbor strike were broken off at a m CST Thursday by an AFL union after it had extended its walkout deadline until midnight Thursday Joseph E OGrady representing 3500 harbor crewmen declared negotiations terminated in order to comply with a TaftHartley law provision that no strike can start during negotiations Postponement of the deadline came within a half hour after Mayor William ODwyer told em ployer representatives that the city would go into the fuel busi ness to avert a crisis if a strike was called because of their refusal to meet overtime pay demands Mayor ODwyer who had led allnight negotiations at city hall said when the sessions ended that he hoped his special conciliation committee would be able to get both sides together again later Thursday The strike deadline had been set for last midnight At the time the deadline post ponement was announced by Wil liam J McCormack chairman of the mayors mediation committee overtime pay was the only issue reported in dispute Operators of the larger harbor fleets reportedly were leading opposition to meeting union demands on this issue POLIO HITS 3 Minneapolis of Minnesota hospital officials re ported Thursday that Oscar Holden about 30 and his daugh ter Shirley 7 and son Harley 3 all had been stricken with polio KILLED BY BUS Des Moines James W Sherwood 4 was killed Wednes day when he was struck by a city bus shortly after he had alighted from the bus He was with his aunt Mrs Minnie Sherwood with whom he had lived the last 16 months fla trmffU tm yast Knudson Named Chairman of Control Board Committee Des Moines Gov Ken neth Evans Thursday assigned the chairmen of 35 senate com mittees including J Kendall Lynes a foremost supporter of Gov William S Beardsley to be head of the im portant appropriations committee All of the committee chairman ships went to republicans 12 ReAppointments Twelve of the committee heads were reappointments Head of the ways and means committee through which all revenue raising bills must pass is J C Colburn Chairman of the first section of the judiciary committee will be Alden L Doud of Douds Iowa a reappointee The heads of these 3 committees are auto matic appointments to the 10 member legislative interim com mittee Lynes who was chairman of the agriculture committee last session will be succeeded as head of that committee by Harlan C Foster 62 Mount Pleasant farm er There is one more committee this session than pharm acy committee which will be headed by Luke Vittetoe 62 Si gourney druggist Other committee chairmen are E Benson Jefferson a reappointee Banks Buildings and Faul Des Moines a reappointee Board of Knud son Mason City Cities and Towns H Henningsen Clinton N Skourup Burl ington Compensation of Public Officers and T Prentiss Mount Ayr Conservation T Dykhouse Rock Rapids a reappointee Election J F Miller Humboldt Enrolled Risk Independence Governmental Vere Watson Council Bluffs Highways N Hultman Stanton a re appointee K Bek man Ottumwa a reappointee In terstate cooperation W Eldon Walter Beaman Iowa develop Elthon Fertile Judiciary Byers Ce dar Rapids a reappointee Frank Martin Davenport a re appointee Manufacturing com merce and C Myrland Onawa Military affairs Earl Fishbaugh Jr Shenandoah Mo tor Hattery Ne vada E Whitehead Perry Private corporations W Zastrow Charles City reappointee Public Acheson Says hie Remains Hiss Friend Likely Successor to Marshall Undergoes Inquiry by Senate Washington IP Dean Ache son nominee for secretary of state estified Thursday that he and Alger Hiss are friends and we emain friends Chairman Connally DTex of he senate foreign relations com mittee quickly led a hearing on the nomination into the ques ion of Achesons relations with iiss his former subordinate in the state department Hiss is under perjury indict ment in connection with his de nial that he ever gave any secret state department information to Whittaker Chambers who has ad mitted he served as a communist courier Completely Loyal Acheson told the committee that Donald Hiss brother of Alger served as Achesons assistant when he latter was assistant secretary of state He said Donald Hiss served me and the country with complete fidelity and loyalty The nominee said Alger Hiss was employed in other depart ments and did not report directly to him until Acheson became un dersecretary of state in 1946 Hiss leaded the division which han dled relations with the United Mations Denies Influence The questioning turned to Al Hiss after Acheson had denied ais law firm had any influence in he state departments approval of a loan to the commu nistcontrolled Polish government in 1946 At the time the loan was ap proved Acheson was acting sec retary of state The law firm of which he f oxmerly was and now is a member was representing the Polish supply mission Acheson sai4 he resigned from the Burling Ru blee Acheson and he first went into government service in 1941 HERMAN M KNUDSON John P Berg Cedar Falls Public lands and buildings Stanley Hart Keokuk reappointee Public Ldnnevold De corah Public H Ja cobson W a u k o n reappointee R Bateson Eldora V Leo Dysart re appointee Schools and educational Maytag New ton Social Lord Muscatine Tax E Sharp Elkader Race Horses Are Killed in Stable Blaze Saratoga Springs N T Fire department officials sale Thursday they believed 24 or 25 thoroughbred harness race horses were destroyed when fire leveled a new winter stable at the Sara toga raceway here The stable was built recently officials said and was used to quarter horses during the winter months Four or 5 stable hands were in the building when the fire broke out but were believed to have escaped Police said the fire broke ou shortly before dawn and com pletely destroyed the new stable Surrounding buildings were saved All the citys fire fighting ap paratus was called out Citrus Fruits in Price Rise After Freeze in California Chicago few cities re ported food price reductions Thursday in line with recent wholesale price cuts but grocers in several cities marked up citrus fruits because of the California freeze Egg and butter prices were low er at New York Chicago and Salt Lake City But prices on most fresh vege tables rose sharply at San Fran cisco as a result of the big freeze that wiped out much of the Cali fornia citrus and truck crops Tomatoes Up Broccoli was up 1 cent and cauli flower 2 cents Tomatoes were marked up 8 cents in the last 2 days and cucumbers 7 cents Prices on grapefruit cabbage celery avacadoes and lemons were ex pected to rise shortly Salt Lake City retails said prices would be marked up soon on California lemons and oranges Lemons were expected to be boosted 4 cents a pound and oranges 5 At New York A P itores cut large grade A brown anc white eggs from 69 to 65 cents anc the Grand Union stores reducec grade A white eggs 4 cents to 1 cents The A P also reduced price on 38 meat items slashing sirloin steak from 65 to 59 cents and pork loin from 49 to 45 Eggs Reduced At Chicago a large grocerj chain announced that grade A egg would be reduced from 65 to 5 cents It also reported a 7 cent re duction on chuck roast and sirloin The National Tea company wa calculating similar reductions an Jewel Tea company said it woul cut egg prices 4 to 5 cents thi week A spokesman for National sai it would be reasonable to expec further reductions as wholesal markets continue downward Butter prices at Salt Lake Citj dropped 2 cents this week to 7 cents a pound for 92 score and 7 cents for 93 score Paper ConiteU of Tvo Promises to Seek Lift of Food Tax Legislators Cannot Get Salary Boost Des Moines T h e 1949 Iowa legislature legally could vote expense money for each law the law couldnt take effect until 1951 Attorney General Robert L Larson held Thursday that legis lators cant increase their own compensation now just as they couldnt in 1929 when the supreme court threw out an act to give the members of that legislature and made them return the money The salary of legislators now is a session Rep Harold F Nelson RSioux on behalf of the house patronage commit tee had asked for an attorney generals ruling because of the current high cost of living Rep John L Duffy DDu has said he will introduce a bill to raise salaries from to a with the members now are all losing money NORRIS E DODD Dodd to Make Tour of Europe To Get information About Agriculture Washington JP Norms E Dodd director general of the Jnited Nations food and agricul ure organization expects an ar ument over prices at the coming nternational wheat agreement conference But Dodd says he hopes that the pact will be put into operation as a result of the conference be inning in Washington Jan 25 Dodd is a native of Nashua and ormer undersecretary of agricul ure His comments were given informally at a meeting Wednes day at which he discussed plans for a 3month world tour to gather agricultural information He will begin the trip Saturday The wheat agreement of last March signed but never ratified will be the basis of the conference here This agreement would have provided that the United States Canada and Australia would sup ply 500000000 bushels over a 5 year period at prices ranging from a maximum to minimums of in 19481949 and in 195253 Importing nations 33 signed the are expected to seek a maximum with minimums ranging downward to 90 cents Start Move for Pay Hike Would Put Foxes on Bounty List Des Moines bipartisan move to raise the pay of legisla torsby a session was launched Thursday Rep John L Duffy DDu buque and 22 others including several republicans introduced the bill to raise salaries If passed it could not take effect until the next regular session The salary bill proposes to raise the pay of lawmakers from per session to a new level of 500 per session Another house bill would admit blood tests as evidence in intoxi cation cases In the senate meantime Sen ator Ernest L Humbert asked the legislature to de clare war on foxes and ground hogs He put into the hopper a measure to add both animals to the list of predators on which bounties must be paid by county boards Humberts bill would require a bounty of each on red or grey fox and on groundhogs Des Moines Tavern Destroyed by Fire Des Moines early Thursday destroyed the Blue Mir ror tavern and forced 20 residents of 2ndstory apartments to flee in their night clothing Firemen were able to prevent damage to the apartments because a passing cab driver noticed the flames and turned in an alarm before they spread Franks in Talk With President Submits Views of Great Britain on Palestine Situation Washington JP President Truman received Thursday from Sir Oliver Franks the British am bassador an outline of Britains views on the Palestine situation Mr Truman and the ambassa dor conferred for nearly a half hour at the white house Franks said afterwards that he submitted the views of my gov ernment on the Palestine situa tion He told reporters these were the same he had expressed Wednes day at the state department to Un dersecretary Lovett Lovett disclosed to a news con ference Wednesday that the United States had expressed con cern to the British government over troop movements in the Pal estine area Lovett emphasized at the same time that American policy is di rected toward putting across an effective armistice in the Jewish Arab fighting Bomb in Cairo Kills 2 Persons Explosion Blamed on Moslem Group Cairo time bomb con cealed in a brief case by a mem ber of the outlawed Moslem brotherhood exploded in down town Cairo Thursday killing 2 persons injuring 22 others and damaging the court of appeals building The briefcase containing the bomb was left in the bureau of investigation in police headquar ters in the Cairo governorate on Bad El Khalk square apparently as part of a plan to destroy crim inal records against the Moslem brotherhood in police files An alert office boy suspicious of the weight of the briefcase averted a major tragedy by rush ing the briefcase into the street and causing the arrest of the man who left it Police experts said the govern orate and the adjoining court of appeals building almost certainly would have been destroyed with a much higher casualty rate had the bomb exploded inside Police identified the terrorist as a youth named Annas and said he admitted being a member of the outlawed Moslem brotherhood which was charged with respons ibility for the assassination of the late Premier Mahmoud Fahmy Nokrashy Pasha Alexander Girl Victim of Polio Iowa City JP Eleanor Wil kans 11 Alexander was put on the active list of poliomyelitis cases at University hospitals here Thursday Admitted Wednesday she is reported in fair condition Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Thurs day night with low 18 Friday partly cloudy with high 35 Iowa Partly cloudy and a little warmer Thursday night Friday cloudy and warmer Low Thursday night 1824 Minnesota Cloudy north and fair south portion Thursday night and Friday Somewhat colder extreme north Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 28 Minimum 16 At 8 a m Thursday 20 YEAR AGO Maximum 22 Minimum 2 ADA Plans Campaign for Civil Rights Washington Hu bert H Humphrey was expected Thursday to d i r e c Americans for democratic action on a fresh campaign to push through President Trumans civi rights program Humphrey 37 a freshman sena tor and one of ADAs founders 2 years ago was chosen by the na tional board as acting chairman until the ADA national conven tion in Chicago in April He prob ably will be named chairman a that time He succeeds Leon Henderson also an ADA founder who quit to spend more time in private busi ness Humphrey former Minneapolis mayor led the fight at the demo cratic national convention to get Mr Trumans civil rights plank into the party platform In the Nov 2 election he beat Sen Jo seph H Ball republican Union officials opposed Ball WILLIAM S BEARDSLEY Asks Power for President Hoover Asks Added Authority Be Granted Washington Herbert Hoover asked congress Thursday to give President Truman broad power to overhaul the govern ment declaring that present dis order is costing the nation heav ily The former republican chief executive chairman of a com mission on government reorgan ization urged that Mr Truman be granted even greater reshuffling authority than that which con gress reluctantly gave President Roosevelt in 1939 Under the old reorganization act which expired last March 31 congress kept the right to vetc changes proposed by the president and almost a score of agencies were labeled do not touch But Hoover asserted that the power of the president to prepare and transmit plans of reorganiza tion to the congress should not be restricted by limitations or ex emptions Once the limiting or exempt ing process is begun he said it will end the possibility of achiev ing really substanial results FIRE WELL TEWED Oak River Man board of trade meeting formally peti tioned the Canadian government for a new postoffice Hours later the old postoffice burned down Now residents feel sure theyll get a new one Assessors Want Laws Clarified county asses sors from 8 North Iowa counties gathered at the Hancock county courthouse Wednesday and dis cussed matters pertaining to their office in the interest of uniform ity on real and personal valuations for the 194Sassessment Assessors were present from Franklin Cerro Cordo Mitchell Worth Winnebago Kossuth anc Hancock counties The group urged clarification of what constitutes an average in ventory by the state tax commis sion or the legislature Certain other changes in the present law were recommended to the legisla tive committee and state tax com mission for study AP Wlrephoto JOURNEYS more than a year of unwinding red tape the 2 children of Mrs 0 N Rowe of Cedar Falls arrived Wednesday night by plane from Vienna Austria Involved in a happy embrace at the Waterloo airport are Mr and Mrs Rowe and her children Erika Pitzmann 12 and Herbert Pitzmann Mrs Rowe and her present husband an exGI met abroad and she came to this country more than a year ago Her children traveled alone by plane from Austria Weather conditions made the trip take 3 days from New York Beardsley Takes Oath as Governor Recommends Office for Mediation in Labor Disputes By DWIGHT McCORMACK Des Moines William S Beardsley in his inaugural ad dress Thursday coupled his cam paign pledges with several other suggestions into 21 recommenda tions to the legislature Beardsley sworn in shortly be fore the address as Iowas 30th jovernor stood pat on his promise o seek removal of the sales tax on food However most surveys indicate the majority of the law makers are opposed to Mediation Service The new governor recommends establishment of a mediation serv ce to soolve labor troubles He nad strong labor support in his de feat of former Gov Robert D Blue in last years republicanprimary Beardsley told the joint session a decision on the amount of state treasury surplus to devote to pay ment of the veterans bonus should be delayed First hesaid a sub stantial tax stabilizing reserve should be set up in the treasury Next appropriations should be made Then is the time he added to take up bonus financing He made no mention of such things as the state income tax rate the county assessor act and pro posed enactment of a presidential preference primary law Beardsley also recommended 1 Elimination of all unneces sary bureaus and commissions and consolidations of offices and departments engaged in related functions 2 Consolidation of the labor de partment industrial commission and mine inspection departments 3 Conversion of road plans into actual roads 4 State reimbursement for 25 per cent of the schools costs on a permanent basis 5 A study of the entire tax system 6 Promotion of a broad flood control 7 Establishment of a state coun cil of natural resources 8 Creation of a pilot program under the board of education to train management and labor Bargaining Act 9 Enactment of legislation to permit labor and management to bargain as equals 10 Legislative consultation with leaders in labor industry and the citizenry for suggestions 11 Finding means of providing additional funds for highway con struction and maintenance 12 Making sure that adequate funds are earmarked for secondary roads 13 Taking steps to make teaching profession more attrac tive 14 Enactment of legislation to prevent dumping sewage into streams 15 Taking steps to prevent de lay in soil conservation district ex pansion 16 Providing better adminis tration and advanced practices in board of control institutions 17A review of the old age as sistance and aid to dependent chil dren programs and adequate pro vision for them The new governor made his ad dress after formally receiving tha oath of office from Chief Justice H J Mantz of the Iowa supreme court He told the legislators You as the representatives of the people have received a di rective from the electorate on these issues It is my duty to suggest not to direct I want to be on your team and that of all of rny col leagues in office I shall cooperate with you seek your counsel and be readily accessible at all times to discuss with you the problems of the people which are your problems and mine King George to Hold Ceremony Despite Illness London George VI wiil hold an investiture in Buck ingham palace on March 1 for some 300 persons named in the new years honors list including 50 persons to be knighted it was an nounced Thursday The king will break precedent by carrying out the ceremoniex from a sitting position because of his leg ailment The ceremonies will be held in the ballroom on the first floor of the palace near the kings apartments rather than in the grand hall on the ground