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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 15, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Leaso Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 15 1949 Thla Paper Consists of Two HOME EDITION inmr NO 119 AP Wirephoto AFL HEAD Green president of the American Federation of Labor Tuesday tells the senate labor committee that the TaftHartley act should be promptly repealed He termed the law impracticable un workable and destructive of the common elemental rights of labor The men in the background are unidentified Green Attacks ToftHartley Measure as Impracticable Washington Presi dent William Green said Tuesday the TaftHartley act is imprac ticable unworkable and destruc tive to the common elemental rights of labor He urged its prompt repeal The resentment of labor in the United States to the TaftHartley law Green told the senate labor committee is as uncompromis ing and rigid as was the opposition of our forefathers to Great Bri tain when it imposed upon them government without representa tion The senate committee is holding hearings on a bill offered by the Truman administration to replace the republicansponsored act which congress passed in June 1947 Green said the American Fed eration of JLabor after stvSSsing the Truman bill closely liked its general objectives But he said several features could be sharp ened to the benefit of organized labor He suggested some technical changes which would protect labor unions from any court action aris ing under provisions of the Taft Hartley act in the last 2 years Senator Morse ROre who opposes both the TaftHartley and administration measures said theres a good chance neither of them will stand as the nations labor law if he and Senator Ives RN Y can get together on a substitute which might give re publicans a balance of power in the senate Bachelor Forgets Valentines Day Boston day of hearts and stand out in the niind of bachelor Governor Paul A Dever Ready to sign a measure Mon day Dever looked at the calen darto check the date then com mented wryly Imagine a bachelor having to look to see what day this is Coke Plant Blast Rocks Manhattan Kearny N J terrific blast at the Koppers coke plant here shortly before noon Tuesday shook Manhattan and New Jer sey communities along the Hudson river Ambulances and emergency fire and police units were dispatched to the sprawling plant which em ploys some 800 persons There were no immediate re ports of casualties although Hud son county police said prelimin ary word was that at a couple of people hurt Ten persons were killed at the company plant last May when va pors in a tar processing vat ex ploded Damage was estimated at House Group Approves Pension Bill But Body Torn by Dissension Over Veterans Measure Washington mem bers of the house veterans com mittee Tuesday walked out ot a stormy session at which the com mittee approved a veterans pen sions bill The bill would give pensions to all veterans of World wars I and II at the agz of 65 Dictatorship The story of the squabbling came out after the closeddoor meeting broke up The fight later spread to the house floor where cries of Dictatorship were raised against Chairman Rankin D Some committee members told reporters after the meeting they did not see the final draft of the measure until Tuesdays meeting One member who asked that his name not be used said Rankin was defeated on one issue by a vote of 14 to 5 but demanded a roll call The walkout followed Compromise The committees measure was a compromise of a proposal by Rankin to start pen sions at the age of 60 The bill also sets up a a month pension for total nonser vice connected disability in cases where an attendant is required This pension would be paid re gardless of age At 65 and there after it wuold be in lieu of the pension Russians Holding American as Spy AP Wirephoto FLYERS TRAMP MESSAGE IN planes spotted this light airplane Tuesday after it was forced down in deep snow near Failfield Utah Occupants had tramped the message OK NEED PROP in the snow upper right to indicate they were unharmed but needed a new propeller A truck from a nearby ranch also reached the men X n East Basks in Springlike Weather as Snow Hits West Weather Report FORECAST and Mason City Clear Tuesday night warmer Cloudy and warm Wednesday Low Tuesday night about 12 High Wednes day near 30 Iowa Fair and warmer Tuesday night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night 1520 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will be near nor mal for the next 5 days After noon highs averaging about 31 north to 36 south and morning lows from about 11 above north to 18 south Warmer Wednes 1 day Becoming colder about Fri day Onefourth to onehalf inch of rain and snow about Sunday Jttinnesota Cloudy light snow be ginning west central portion by Wednesday morning over spreading most of south and central portions Wednesday Colder northwest and warmer southeast Tuesday night Colder Wednesday except little change In temperature extreme south east IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 11 Minimum 2 At 8 a m Tuesday No New Troops for MacArthur Army Turns Down Replacement Request Washington army has turned down a request by Gen Douglas MacArthur for more troops Secretary of the Army Royall said Tuesday the supreme allied commander in Japan had been told it would be impractical to send him any more Royall made the statement to reporters on returning from an inspection trip to Japan where he conferred with MacArthur At the time of Royalls visit there dispatches from Tokyo said MacArthur had submitted a secret report on the American military situation in Japan in view of com munist victories in China These dispatches said MacArthur was believed to have asked for more troops and airplanes Royall was asked about the re ports He replied that MacArthur previously had expressed hope he could have more troops and brought up the request again He was told it would be im practical to put more troops over there Royall said Senate Kills Bank Measure Would Give State Authority on Reserves Des Mosnes The senate Tuesday killed 24 to 21 a house approved bill which would have given the state banking board au thority to order state banks to in crease or lower their cash re serves according to federal reserve requirements Thebill had the indorsement of the Iowa Bankers association but senators who opposed the bill said many small banks did not favor it The measure would have given the banking board the power to fix the cash reserves of state banks at any figure required by the fed eral reserve board for national banks Senator Arthur Jacobson R Waukon said he interpreted the bill as one in which national banks were seeking to eliminate a con dition in which state banks are not required to maintain the reserves as national banks Senators Ralph R Charles City and LeRoy Mercer DIowa City said the state banking department feared that if it were not given the discretionary authority to control the cash re serves congress would pass a law requiring states to comply with federal reserve board require ments By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wind whipped snow again plagued the storm battered upper mountain states Tuesday and heavy rains pointed up flood threats in the midwest In the east record high temperatures brought springlike weather Pitts burgh had a record 68 Syracuse N Y 61 Buffalo N Y 59 Rochester N Y 54 Baltimore 70 at 10 a m with near 80 predicted A heavy rainfall Monday night covered a wide section of the Ohio river valley the midwest and southwest In some sections a hard freeze left layers of ice on the ground Heavy rains followed by sub freezing temperatures left ice in Kansas Oklahoma northern Texas Illinois Iowa and lower Michigan The ice depth ranged from 1lOth of an inch to more than an inch Nearly 2 inches of ram was re ported m many cities including Terre Haute Ind St Louis Mo Dayton and Cincinnati Ohio Some snow fell in the upper mountain states in the northeast and in the northern Great Lakes region Rain fell in a narrow banci from western New York south westward to Mississippi Sporadic ground blizzards vir tually halted road travel in southern W3roming and southern Idaho The high winds over the northern plains states diminished giving relief workers a brief res pite in pushing supplies to storm locked animals and humans In Washington fresh falls of snow blocked Snoqualmie and Blewett passes in the Cascade mountains and crossstate motor travel was halted Snoqualmie pass the states major eastwest highway had been open only 2 days when a new blizzard blocked it Monday Trains moved with difficulty across the Cascades To Require Lobbyists to Register DCS Moines The house adopted Tuesday a rule requiring lobbyists to register with the chief clerk The rule would make the same requirement of any state em ploye attempting to influence leg islation The rule requires lobbyists to include in their registration the name of their company or cause Previous attempts to require registration by lobbyists have been made in the form of bills and have been defeated each time This time the house has okayed the move to achieve the same end by a rule The house also adopted a rule involving both the senate and house The provision previously approved by the senate requires that when one conference commit tee has been unable to compromise on a controversial bill a new con ference committee with all new members shall be named Ray burn Sees Tax Increase as Necessary Comes From Meeting of Top Democrats With President Washington Speak er Rayburn DTex said Tuesday in all probability well have to have an increase in taxes He made the statement shortly after a group of top democrats left a white house conference with Pres ident Truman Rayburn told reporters he was making the to deny re ports that tax legislation has been pushed aside because the house ways and means committee de cided to take up social security legislation ahead of taxes The president requested that social security be considered ahead of taxes he said And nothing was pushed over on him He said he expected the presi dent himself to make a statement Thursday to try to dispel this fog about tax legislation Mr Truman has requested 000 in new taxes Rayburn did not mention this figure specifically I dont see how anyone can be wise enough now to say there should be no new tax legislation Rayburn said If there is a probability of us running into the red I think it would be a reflection on all of us for us to do deficit financing AP Wirephoto ARRESTED T A S S Anna Louise Strong1 one of 8 accredited A m e ri c a n corre spondents in Moscow has been arrested in the Soviet Union on a charge of spying a broadcast Tass dispatch said Monday night It is reported she will be deported in a few days Tass added Miss Strong 64 has been in Moscow for many years Snowfall Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 14 inches 01 inches 14 1 below Experiment on Cancer Cure San Antonio at the Southwest Research Institute disclosed Tuesday the start of an experiment that may result in a new clue to the cancer problem It is an experiment in which an unknown substance given out by the germ that causes pneumonia will be tested against leukemia cancer of the blood stream for which there is no known cure The experiment will be carried out on mict into which leukemia has been induced These scientists emphasize that even if the substance is successful in mice that would not insure it would work in human beings However as in most cancer re search trials must be madefirst in experimental animals The substance first was discov ered in a joint project with the Worcester foundation for experi mental biology Worcester Mass and has shown some results in the treatment of a certain type of can cer in mice At the intemational cancer cpn ference in St Louis last year it was reported that the substance diminished cancer in 55 per cent of mice treated Truman Names Board to Hear Rail Dispute Washington resident Truman Tuesday created an emergency board to investigate a dispute between the railroads and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Involved is a demand by the union for additional firemen on diesel locomotives The diesels canbe hooked together and oper ated integrally The firemen want an extra man to each 4 units or less The same board is now investi gating a dispute between the roads represented by the eastern western and southeastern car riers conference committees and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers involving a demand for an additional engineer on multiple unit diesels The board is composed of George W Taylor Grady Lewis and George E Osborne It has 30 days to report Jailed 3rd Time Since November Waterloo Coul tier 34 was in jail Tuesday for the 3rd time since last November when he and his wife served 30 days for leaving their baby with a babysitter and forgetting him In December the couple was sentenced to 30 days for intoxica tion Monday Municipal Judge George Sager sentenced Coultier and his fatherinlaw Emery Ogle to 30 days for larceny of a camera and tire gauge from a parked car Livestock in Sharp Advance Chicago fi Prices on live stock rose as much as a hun dred pounds Tuesday following sharp advances up to and in the previous session In hog trading on the lowest Tuesday supply since Nov 2 price climbs amounted to 75 cents to all along the line The top reached highest of the month Re ceipts were estimated at 8000 head Traders had expected 11000 Actual arrivals a week ago were 11325 head Cattle prices ranged from steady to higher with the important steer and heifer group showing 50 cents to increases Receipts were no factor here since the 6000 on hand were just as expected and compared with 5176 a week ago Good and choice steers sold be tween and a hundred pounds when the national income such a high level is at ROOF COLLAPSES Oelwein said Tuesday that the roof of a motor company building collapsed Mon day from the weight of snow and ice Damage was estimated at 000 Wants U S Stand Against Aggression Washington Hick enlooper RIowa said Tuesday the United States should be mor ally committed to act under the North Atlantic alliance only in cases of unprovoked aggression against a member Hickenloopers observation came after Chairman Connally DTexas of the foreign rela tions committee and Senator Van denberg RMich had made it plain the senate wont approve any treaty language which would mor ally commit this country to go to war The ConnallyVandenberg state ment made in response to questions Monday by Senator Donnell It generally was regarded on capitol hill as involv ing a setback for the state depart ment in its efforts to negotiate the proposed alliance with friendly European nations Later the 2 senators went to the department for a conference with Secretary of State Acheson last ing nearly 2 hours Neither would comment afterwards Hickenlooper a foreign rela tions committee member told a reporter he agreed that this coun try ought not to make a blanket commitment to fight Barcelona is Spains largest city with a population of more than 1500000 persons Sun Fo Makes Offer to Quit But Resignation Not Accepted by President Shanghai Sun Fo reportedly offered to resign Tues day The Shanghai newspaper Hua Mei Wan Pao said the pre miers offer had not been accepted by Acting President Li Tsung jen The offer said the newspaper followed mounting demands for nationalist unity to talk peace with the communists The news paper hinted that the growing rift between the Nanking and Canton branches of the nationalist gov ernment might result in accept ance of the resignation of Li In Nanking evening newspa pers said Sun had submitted his resignation but that Li had urged him to retain his post There was no official confirmation from the presidents office Meanwhile Gen Ho Yingchin former defense minister report edly went to Nanking to take a responsible position During a 1937 retirement of Chiang Kaishek Ho and Li formed a junta that kept the gov ernment going with the aid of Lis Kwangsj partner in arms Gen Pai Chunghsi now head man at Han kow and Sun Fo who might be out of any such deal Tuesday Reds Plan Deportation for Woman Anna Louise Strong Has Lived in Soviet Union Since 1921 Moscow Moscow presi announced Tuesday that Anna Louise Strong well known Ameri can author and correspondent has been arrested on charges of spying and will be deported Miss Strong who has been in Russia most of the time since 1921 writing books and articles which reflected a strongly prosoviet viewpoint is one of the 7 Ameri can correspondents in Moscow She was listed as representing the Allied Labor News The soviet newspapers disclosed her arrest in the following an nouncement Is Arrested The well known intelligence operator the American woman journalist A L Strong who got into the U S S R as a conse quence of the carelessness of cer tain foreign relations officials yesterday was arrested by state security organs Miss Strong is accused of es pionage and undermining activity against the Soviet Union They re port that in the next few days she will be sent outside the bound aries of the Soviet Union The deportation of the 63year old writer leaves the following American correspondents In Mos cow Eddy Gilmore and Thomas P Whitney for the Associated Press Henry Shapiro for the United Press Joseph Newman New York Herald Tribune Edmund Stevens Christian Science Monitor and Andrew Steiger Overseas Newi agency Visa Authorized A visa for a 7th correspondent Harrison E Salisbury who will represent the New York Times was authorized by soviet authori ties about 3 weeks ago The Times has not been represented here since the spring of 1947 when Drew Middleton left on home leave and was not granted a re entry permit Miss Strong who married RECORD ENROLLMENT Iowa City University of Iowas enrollment now is 10 largest 2nd semester en rollment in history figures re leased Monday by President Vir gil M Hancher indicated SAME means traffic S4 AP Wirephoto MARCIAS BIG Szafranski of Buffalo N Y one year old Mon day admires a 32squarefoot valentine thats all for her i V Klquer Quits GOP Position To Go Into Private Business in South DCS Moines Republican state headquarters announced Tuesday the resignation of Robert L Bob Klauer its publicity di rector and author of the weekly column Left To Write Klauer who has held the posi tion about 2 years resigned ef fective Feb 1 to go into private business in some southern state Headquarters said he had not de cided on 2 or 3 possibilities but that his new location would be in the south partly for health rea sons His successor has not yet been chosen Until someone else takes over the column will be con tinued under the supervision and direction of the central commit tee Klauer had been associated with the Davenport Daily Times for 33 years prior to taking the GOP position He succeeded the late Lou Gardner H A Tex Grantham who re signed recently as a member of the state tax commission origin ated the column in 1939 when he was the committees publicity di rector Russian in 1932 but continued to use her maiden name is the 2nd American correspondent in a year to be charged with spy activities Robert Magidoff was ordered to leave Russia in April 1948 when Izvestia published a letter from his secretary Cecelia Nelson of Michigan accusing him of spying Larson Files Suit Against Stanley Pair Curtis E Larson Kasson Minn wants his money back Larson defrauded of S5600 by Mrs Wil liam Stanley in a betrothal swindle last fall has filed suit in Cerro Gordo district court to re cover the money from Mr and Mrs Stanley The Stanleys were found guilty last week in federal court here of transporting the money across 3 state lines and were sentenced to serve 10 years each and pay 000 fines Larson claims in his petition Funeral Rites to Be Held for Sayre Des Moines serv ices will be held at Guthrie Cen ter for Charles H Sayre 63 di rector of the state income tax di vision who died Monday after a long illness Sayre was deputy treasurer of Guthrie county and clerk of the district court there until he joined the state tax commission in 1931 He was a vice president of the First National bank in Guthrie Center and an authority on income tax matters that the money was obtained un der false pretenses and that the Stanleys are about to remove their property from Iowa with intent to defraud their creditors He filed a bond to guarantee attachment of worth of property The sheriffs office however found only a portable typewriter 3 suitcases and some mens and womens clothing when they served the attachment at the U S marshals office What happened to the 2 cars the Stanleys owned here or the re mainder of the found on him in jail is not known Approx imately of the money was used to pay a woman in Carroll county who accused Stanley of defrauding her and attorney fees would be due John H Mitchell Fort Dodge Verne Mettler Mason City and M L Mason Mason City all of whom represented the Stanleys at various 70 Persons Die in Peru Floods Lima Pern waters swept over 200 houses in Sondon do 250 miles southeast of here killing 70 persons it was reported officially Tuesday The report was contained in bulletin from the civil guard post that reached Lima
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