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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 22, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 22 1949 HOME EDITION umy This Paper Consists of Two lit TSINGTAO REFUGEES REACH last of Tsingtaos population will ing to be evacuated 265 persons of 24 nationalities were taken aboard the LST 846 and carried to Shanghai where they will be processed for further transshipment The refu gees are gathered on the deck of the LST as the vessel approaches Shanghai Parades Mark Washingtons Birthday Washington The capital observed the 217th anniversary of George Washingtons birth Tues day with parades and wreathlay ing ceremonies at the first presi dents tomb event of the day was the ceremony sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars at Mount Vernon where Washington lived and was buried President Truman sent a wreath to be de posited at the tomb The District of Columbia Ma sonic clubs laid a wreath at the Washington monument in another of the days ceremonies Both houses of congress were called together at noon for the traditional reading of the first presidents farewell address The reading chore went to Senator Margaret Chase Smith RMaine in the senate and to Representa tive Corbett RPa in the house Li TsungJen Tells Reds Not to Cross Yangtze River Line Compromise on Civil Rights Labor Is Seen Washington arose in the house Tuesday of a possible compromise which would scuttle most of President Trumans civil rights program in return for re peal of about i of the TaftHartley labor law While party leaders remained silent both northern and southern democrats gave that version of an agreement as tentatively ac cepted by Dixie lawmakers who hold of voting power in the house Republicans told of counter proposal The GOP house mem bers would vote against the entire civil rights program if the south 1 erners agreed to help them smash efforts to repeal the TatftHartley law Under the democratic agree ment only an antilynch bill would get through the house There would be no action on Pres ident Trumans request for anti poll tax and antijob discrimina tion measures In exchange the southerners would vote for a Taft Hartley repealer which actually would keep about of the law Administration democrats nave made no secret of their concern over 12ie fate of new labor legisla tion even after forcing a change in house rules to prevent a repub licansouthern democrat coalition from bottling up a labor bill in the rules committee May Attempt to Return to U S Munich Kuhn for mer fuehrer of the German American bund was set free Tuesday by a denazification ap peal court and in his elation over the verdict he hinted that he might try to go back to the United States The court sentenced Kuhn to 2 years in a labor camp as a nazi offender but ordered him freed at once in consideration of the time he already has served I intend to get my family out of this country as soon as pos sible he said I shall try to get my citizenship papers back Kuhns American citizenship was cancelled when he was con of embezzling bund funds in the United States and he was deported to Germany in Decem ber 1945 The court ordered confiscation of 20 cent of Kuhns prop erty The original conviction by a denazification court which carried a 10year in a labor camp called for confiscation of his wtrsonal msceta except for about poo Canton President Li TsungJen Tuesday warned the communists must not cross the Yangtze river if they want peace Li then took off for Kweilin The acting president said a red attack on Nanking and Shanghai south of the river would end ef forts for peace negotiations Lis departure was much more cordial than his reception He came here to try to persuade Pre mier Sun Fo and the cabinet to return to Nanking At first Sun appeared cold toward Li But he and the cabinet saw the acting president off at the airfield To Go With Sun Fo In Hong Kong Professor Wu YuHao spokesman for an unof ficial Nanking peace delegation said he and 2 companions hoped to accompany Sun Fo back to Nanking within 3 days The 3 were in Hong Kong to try to lay before South China communist leaders Suns ideas for peace Any ex change of ideas resulting from the Hong Kong visit will be reported to Li and Sun Fo Wu said The acting presidents warning that a communist river crossing would prevent any peace negotia tions was made at a reception Later Li presided over a cabinet meeting at which he expressed confidence the government could stabilize the national economy Could Be Redeemed All we must do is strive for better governmental administra tion Li said He added that the entire gold yuan issue now in cir culation could be redeemed with U S Right Wing Kuomintang Boss Chen LiFu who came here re portedly to bolster Sun Fos Can ton bloc said he would depart for his home at Wuhsiang near where retired President Chiang Kaishek is resting It was presumed he would report to Chiang on the re sults of his visit in Canton BULLETIN Cairo informed source indicated Tuesday night that the Egyptian government had accepted the terms of a proposal for a truce in Palestine clearing the way for a final agreement between Egypt and Israel Will Fight for Strong Pact Stand 5 Senators Want Strongest Pledge Short of War By JACK BELL Washington group of senators prepared Tuesday to fight any move which might water down the terms of the proposed Atlantic defense treaty in senate debate Five members of the senate for eign relations committee said pri vately they are ready to demand individually the strongest sort of pledge of an au tomatic war this country will back its friends in Europe if they are threatened by communist aggression It is their view that the tenta ve treaty language on this point s shown the senate foreign rela lons committee last week by Sec etary of State Acheson is satis it is not weakened in enate debate The exact language has re mained secret but an influential emocratic senator said it will give ignatory nations assurances the United States will not stand idly y in case of attack Some other senators said they ear the drive to get approval of he treaty by the necessary two hirds senate vote might bring ome betweenthelines interpre ations that would destroy its use as a psychological wea Change Is Propose in Agriculture Body Sees End to Operation Snowbound Omaha snow bound may end activities in 3 states by the end of this week Maj Gen Lewis A Pick said Tuesday If the weather permits and we dont get any new snow or severe wind conditions we hope to get Nebraska Wyoming and South Dakota cleared by the 26th the operations commander said He added that favorable weath er might also permit the windup of snow clearance work in a large part ofsouthwestern North Da kota very soon Demobilization al ready has been recommended for Adams county North Dakota Up to Tuesday the army has de mobilized or recommended demo bilization in 100450 square miles of the 177031 square mile 4state disaster area ulness pon Senator Vandenberg RMich already has told the senate what ie thinks about the psychological value of the proposed agreement between this country Canada reat Britain France Belgium he Netherlands and Luxem burg DELEGATION TO MOSCOW Geneva Switzerland executive board of the world health organization is planning to send a delegation to Moscow to seek Russian reconsideration of her announced withdrawal frten the United Nations agency Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy Tues day night Low Tuesday night 25 to 30 Wednesday partly cloudy and warmer with after noon highs in mid40s Iowa Cloudy Tuesday night Wed nesday partly cloudy and warm er Low Tuesday night 2530 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 3 to 6 degrees above the seasonal normal with average highs 36 to 40 north and 44 to 48 south average lows 17 to 21 north 23 to 27 south Warmer with above normal readings Wednesday and Thursday Somewhat colder Friday and Saturday Precipita tion will average less than one tenth of an inch of moisture oc curring as scattered light rain or snow about Friday Minnesota Partly cloudy not so cold northwest and north central portions Tuesday night Wednes day partly cloudy and warmer with light snow likely near the Canadian border IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Tuesday Snow Precipitation Heavy fog YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 31 25 25 Trace 04 29 12 Ask Funds for Military Aid Request to Be Part of Alliance Bill Washington adminis tration is planning to ask congres for authority to spend from 200000000 to on military aid to free nation throughout the world it was learned Tuesday A special interdepartmenta committee headed by Assistan Secretary of State Ernest A Gross is now working on such a bill I will be submitted to congress as a trailer to the North Atlantic security pact Under the tentative measure the government would be au thorized to spend about 000 on military aid to nations par ticipating in the proposed North Atlantic security pact Present ne gotiators include Canada Britain France Belgium The Netherlands and Luxembourg Another to 000000 it was said would be ear marked for Greece Turkey Ko rea LatinAmerica and possiblj China There is strong sentiment within the administration to ask congres to give President Truman thi right to determine when wher and how this aid is to be given out Such a check ar rangement it was saici would al low the administration to keep the air program pliable Floyd Youth to Attend National Rural Meet DCS Moines lowan will attend the national rura youth training conference March 79 at Paducah Ky The Iowa Farm Bureau federa tion said its delegates will con sist of the newly elected member of the rural youth board The are Creighton Miller West Potta wattamie Fred Cobler Wapello John Woline Henry Doris Me Cormick Jefferson Lois Eyerly Madison Homer Ferguson Mahas ka Norman Hall Poweshiek Merle Miller Floyd Mae Zarr Cherokee and Kenneth Smalley Johnson North Iowa Wins Road Fund Fight 60 Per Cent Now to Be Provided on Area Basis DCS Moines Iowa forces in the house won their bat tle Tuesday over distribution of farm to market road funds A portion of the bill under con sideration provided that future farm to market road funds should be divided half on an area basis and half on a need basis An amendment to give 60 per cent on an area basis and 40 per cent on a need basis was successful by 4 votes The northern Iowa forces gave Stover Raps Meeting of Farm Institute Des Moines Stover of the Iowa Farmers Jnion said Tuesday representa ives of free and independent farm organizations were not invited to speak last week at the national farm institute here The institute was dominated by a farm organization boondoggled by government charged funds Stover He did not name the farm or ganization American Farm Bu reau federation officials gave principal addresses at the insti tute The farmers union was not represented at the institute Stover said advocates of 60 per cent parity for agriculture had made the institute an exclusive 30 per centers club He said they gave lip service to the shadow of democracy and to the concept of parity while denying the sub stance of both strong support to the amendment Southern Iowa legislators opposed it Immediately after settlement of the northsouth controversy the house then passed the key mea sure in the longrange proposed state road program by an over whelming vote Running Battle This ended a running battle which began on the house floor last Friday The measure setting up a formula for distribution of an estimated a year in road funds now goes to the senate One of its major provisions calls for the establishment of a road use tax fund The bill was the main proposal growing out of the special state road study committees 2 years of research The bill removes the annual ceiling on primary road fund expenditures It calls for dis tribution of the on the following percentage basis 42 Per Cent Fortytwo per cent to primary roads 35 per cent to secondary roads 15 per cent to farmtomar ket roads and 8 per cent to streets The farm to market road funds as a result oi Tuesdays vote will amount to about a year Under the 6040 basis written into the bill today about a year will be distributed on an area basis and about a year on a need basis AP Wircphoto TUCKER ARRIVES FOR INVESTIGATION Preston Tucker president of the Tucker corporation waves his hat from one of his rearengine autos after using a fleet of the cars to deliver records and files to the federal grand jury in Chicago which Monday began an investigation of his concern Soy Truman Has Hypnotic Eyes Los Angeles President Truman Premier Josef Stalin Singer Rise Stevens Actress Jane Greer Actor Kirk Douglas and Senator Margaret Chase R Me have the most hypnotic eyes in the world the national institute of hypnotism said Tuesday The national group said it found compassionate understanding in Senator Chases eyes smouldering promise in Miss Greers spirit ual radiance in Miss Stevens sudden thunder in Douglas and sinister brutality in Stalins President Truman has laugh ing eyes the hypnotists said FOLLOWS SON IN DEATH Audubon Delia Scott 91 died at her home here Mon day 3 days after a son Forest 68 was buried The son died last Tuesday of a heart attack Woman Happy Over Choice of Husband Seattle Hertis Sug den 26 an amnesia victim who forgot the family she had ac quired since 1944 took another look at her husband Tuesday and said she didnt see how she could have made a better choice My husband is such a nice man she said Hes so kind and affectionate Mrs Sugden a bride of 3 months lost her memory when she was hit on the head with a davenport cushion hurled from a motion picture balcony She re members nothing since 1944 Her husband Will 33 a bus driver said he was delighted with the progress he had made in mak ing his wife fall in love with him all over again He confidently looked forward to taking her on a 2nd honeymoon in a few weeks Legislators Feel Some of Security Proposal May Pass Washington IP Lawmakers gave this answer Tuesday to President Trumans request for a vast expansion of the social se curity system Some of it may not the whole thing The bill Mr Truman sent to capitol hill Monday proposed A providing direct home relief to all needy persons B blanketing 20000000 more persons under old age insurance C greatly in creasing the benefits D raising some cases tax on paychecks and payrolls It was the home relief idea which ran into the closest scrutiny in congress No Position Top democratic managers of security Doughton DN Car of the house ways and means committee and chairman George DGa of the senate finance no position on the bill The program calls for an in crease in payroll taxes from the present for old age and survivors insurance to aboul It would boost individual pay roll taxes 100 per cent or more The tax on a person making or more could be increased from a top of to a year 50 Million The expanded insurance pro gram would cover a total of 50 000000 persons Members of con gress said they had no idea how far the unprecedented home relief program could go or what the overall cost would be Under this phase the maximum payment in which the federal gov ernment would participate would be a month for one person for the first additional person in a home and for each addi tional person States would con tribute 40 to 75 per cent of the cost according to state wealth The new bill proposes one other departure Disability insurance under which employes covered by old age insurance would get short time sickness benefits Soys Labor Law Makes for NLRB and Counsel Friction Commission Submits Its 6th Report Says Department Should Fight Overlap Waste Washington Hoover commission Tuesday proposed a thorough overhauling of the ag ricultural department at the state county and local levels to avoid duplication and weed out unnec essary employes The commission also suggested a regrouping of the departments organizational activities to elimi nate overlap conflict and waste In the 6th of 15 reports it is making to congress on way of streamlining the executive branch of government the com For Flexible Support Washington Hoover commissions agriculture ad visers Tuesday warned congress against extending high rigid wartime price supports for an other year They endorsed the new system of flexible and lower price sup ports which go into effect on ihm 1950 crops unless congress amends the law They said the present system exposes the gov ernment to large financial losses Washington national abor relations board chairman said Tuesday the TaftHartley law las brought friction between the board and its general counsel Paul M Herzog the NLRB chairman cited examples of fric tion delay uncertainty and un necessary litigation in a letter to Senator Morse ROre Put in Record Morse put the letter into the senate labor committee record The committee is holding hearings on the administrations bill to re peal the TaftHartley law and re store the old Wagner labor rela tions act with some changes At the time Morse produced the letter Gerhard P Van Arkel a former NLRB counsel was in the committees witness chair He had just testified that he believes the TaltHartley law has positively discouraged collective bargaining Van Arkel quit as NLRB coun sel in 1947 in protest against the TH law He was succeeded by Robert N Denham and it was to relations between the board and Denham that Herzog referred Power Separated However Herzog was talking not of personalities but what he regarded as inevitable difficulties stemming from separation of the powers of the board and the coun sel under the TH measure Morse said Herzogs letter makes it clear that ami cable the general counsel and tfie board does not exist in fact Wants Larger National Guard Recommend Draft to Bring It to Strength Washington UR A special civilianmilitary committee rec ommended Tuesday that the army expand the national guard and the organized reserves and use the draft to bring them up to full strength In a report to army secretary Kenneth C Royall the committee proposed a 154300man increase in the combined authorized strength of these units to boost the guard to 475000 men and the re serves to 579300 Under President Trumans new military budget the guard would be limited to 350000 men and the reserve corps to about 550000 The committee said that in order to build up the guard and the reserves to the new ceilings the provisions of the selective service law should be made applicable to the reserve components It did not specify how the draft law should be applied The committee was headed by former Secretary of State James F Byrnes Its members included Charles E Wilson president ol General Electric Co Gen Mark W Clark commander of the 6th army Maj Gen Julius Ochs Ad ler vice president and genera manager of the New York Times and commander of the 77th reserve division and Brig Gen John A Harris adjutant general of Mis souri Recommends Communism Investigation Des Moines joint con gressional FBI committee to in vestigate communism was sug gested Monday night by Perry Brown Beaumont Texas national commander of the American Le gion He addressed the final session of an Iowa Legion service school Brown also advocated a unified armed force U S Senator Bourke B Hicken looper of Iowa told the 800 Legion officials he favors the principle of the proposed North Atlantic pact but said that it should not auto matically commit America to a war to help another country Ray Murphy New York a for mer lowan and former national Legion commander said It is high time we called Stalins hand Once Thought of Robbing Bing Crosby White Plains N Y ard G Dennis 28 the jewel thief has admitted he once entered the estate of Bing Crosy near Hollywood but changed his mind about robbing the singer be cause he admired his singing po lice said Tuesday But that was about all Dennis was admitting The 30 police of ficials and FBI agents who came here from numerous cities were unable to get any confessions from the suave Raffles Capt Emmet Jones chief of Los Angeles detectives who ques tioned Dennis for several hours said he was unable to obtain any direct confession but that he def initely hadlinked the Canadian to worth of burglaries in and around Los Angeles including the burglary of Actress Lor etta Youngs mansion last July 31 District Attorney George M Eanelli of Westchester county N Y said he would ask a grand jury here Wednesday to bring indict ments in the 16 burglaries Dennis has admitted mision headed by former Presi dent Herbert Hoover recom mended consolidation of the ma jor land agencies and a tighten ing of conservation payments Because of the widespread ac tivities of the state governments in agriculture the commission urged that services to individual farmers should be administered in the field by departmental em ployes through offices based on the states as units 5 Million The Hoover group noted that a multitude of county advisory com mittees of farmers has been creat ed at a cost of more than 000 a year Our task force recommendi that only one committee be set up in each county the report said It estimates their annual cost for the entire nation need not exceed The commission also proposed 1 Regrouping of the depart ments organizational activities in to these 8 major serv ices research service extension service agricultural resources con servation service commodity ad justment service regulatory serv ice agricultural credit service and rural electrification service To Interior Group 2 Transferring the land activi ties of the interior department chiefly the public domain except mineral matters to the agricul ture department and transfer of water development activities ex cept local farm supply of water to the interior department 3 Strengthening and simplify ing the agriculture credit structure to bring about a reduction in ad ministrative costs of these 9 credit agencies of more than 4 Restricting conservation pay ments to farmers who will bring about the adoption of complete and balanced conservation pro grams 5 Transferring to the agricul ture department all regulatory functions relating to food prod ucts Three agencies now jurisdiction in this field SAME PENALTY Des Moines senate Tuesday approved a house bill which would make a person con victed of operating a motor boat while intoxicated subject to the same penalties applied against drunken automobile drivers The measure now goes to the governor PEDESTRIAN KILLED Waterloo Kelly 73 died in a hospital Tuesday of injuries suffered in a carpedes trian accident while he was cross ing the street in downtown Wa terloo last Saturday It was Wa first 1948 traffic fatality Military Training in Home State Seen as Saving Measure Des Moines com mander Perry Brown of the Amer ican Legion said Tuesday that nations military budget could be cut by a third if high school grad uates were given military training in their own states Brown told a joint session of ths Iowa legislature that such a plan would save annu ally by letting the U S have small regular army backed by a large reserve V   

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