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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 25, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOR S AssocUted and United Press Full Lease Five Cento a Copy LAKE MILLS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 25 1949 ThU Paper of Two One HOME EDITION iiiiiir T MASON CITY MASON CITY CONSIDERS MODERN are pictures of the main business streets of 2 North Iowa communities the top one of Lake Mills and the other of Federal avenue in Mason City They reveal how Mason Citys street lights which were installed in 1927 compare with more modern lighting installed in Lake Mills New lights have also been installed in a number of other North Iowa communities much smaller than Mason City These pictures are being run to give Mason Cityans as accurate idea as possible of how its present lights compare with others as the time nears for a public hearing on pro posed new lighting which will be held at p m Fri day March 4 The hearing will be held in order to give all GlobeGazette Photos parties concerned a voice in deciding if and to what extent new lighting should be provided The city council has voted a resolution of necessity pro posing modern business street lights after a survey in other cities of corresponding size In proposing new lighting city councilman called atten tionto a number of benefits that accrue with modern light ing Modern lighting has proved a big help in bringing night safety to main traffic thoroughfares It has served to reduce fire losses and aided police in reducing law viola tions It has proved a big help in bringing night safety to main traffic thoroughfares GM Makes Price Cut on Automobiles Auto Workers Take Wage Reduction on Living Cost Scale Detroit Motors cut all its passenger car prices Friday as it prepared to place in effect a cost of living wage reduction for 341000 employes The wdrlds largest operating corporation reducing prices of its cars for the first time since the wars end said it meant to pass on its wage savings to car buyers The price reductions on Chev rolet trucks as well as GMs pas senger cars will run from to President C E Wilson said GM said the price cuts were effec tive immediately With Wage Cut Its action came almost simul taneously with the governments announcement of a drop in the cost of living resulting in a 2 cents hourly wage reduction for GMs 273000 production workers Effective for the MarchtoMay quarter it is the first wage slash under GMs novel contract with the CIO United Auto Workers GM has put the same policy in effect for its 68000 salaried work ers They will take a cut in the lump sum cost of living allowance which has been paid them quarterly To Consumer Wilson said the price reductions were intended to pass along to consumers the savings resulting from both the downward adjust ment of wage and salary payments and the lowered cost of certain material items In effect GMs action was an answer to a CIO United Auto Workers demand for a price cut to go with the wage reduction The union had accepted the wage cut as an indication of falling prices and proposed that GM follow through by cutting its car prices The only previous postwar price cut in the auto industry was Fords 2 years ago Buick announced its reductions will range from to Other reductions Pontiac off on all models Oldsmobile off or the 76 series and off on the 88 and 98 series Cadillac off on the 61 and 62 series off on the 60 Special and off on the series 75 Chevrolet reduc tion on all passenger cars and trucks Agree on Bill for Extending Rent Control Washington UR Democrats on the house banking committee agreed at a hushhush meeting Friday on a bill to extend rent control for 15 months and to put new teeth in the present law the United Press learned House Democratic Leader John W McGormack and Housing Ex pediter Tighe E Woods sat in on the meetinr One democrat said everyone came away satisfied Weve united on a very fair and stronger rent control bill said Rep Frank Buchanan D Buchanan declined to discuss details of the bill But from other sources it was learned that the administration request for a 2 year extension of rent control was trimmed to 15 months The present law expires March 31 Named as 1st Ambassador to Israel Washington resident Truman Friday chose James Grov er McDonald to be the first United States ambassador to Israel McDonald has been special rep resentative of the United States in Israel since June 22 It had been understood that he would be made ambassador after full recognition of the new Jewish state That rec ognition was extended some time ago The nomination must be ap proved by the senate At the same time Eliahu Elath was named as the first Israeli am bassador to the United States Elath who recently changed his name from Epstein has been serv ing as special Israeli representa tive to the United States since May 14 when the United States gave the Jewish state de facto recog nition He Is a 45yearold native of the Russian Ukraine who went to Palestine at an early age He has been active in Jewish affairs since 1934 when he joined the Jewish for Palestine McDonald whose home is in Bronxville N Y is 62 years old 2 of 15 Churchmen Plead Guilty in Bulgarian Trial Sofia Bulgaria Bulgaria began a trial of 15 Protestant churchmen on treason charges Friday and the first 2 to take the stand pleaded guilty Nikola Naumov 49 secietary of the union board of Baptist churches coupled his plea of guilty with a statement that the time of communism has come He expressed regret for his acts Yanko Ivanov 48 supervisor of the Methodist church announced calmly and clearly I am guilty arid then like Naumov began a long recital of testimony He told the court he had spread German and American propaganda and had supplied intelligence to a rep resentative of the United States Ivanov was still on the stand when the days session ended Spying Charged All 15 defendants who are ac cused of spying for Britain and the United States were in court for the opening ceremonies They sat on 5 front benches with 15 un armed lor each defendant Prosecutor Dimiter Georgi and his assistant Tudor Tsakov first came into the crowded little court room Then Judge Constantin Undjiev and the 2 jurors Luka Lulchev and Veayo Vjevizelv took their places on the bench The defendants were asked to stand state their names national ity occupations and whether they had previously been convicted of a crime In turn each of the 15 announced his name stated that he was a Bulgarian citizen and a Protestant minister and never had been convicted of a crime The accused men then filed from the room Begins Testimony Dressed in his black clerical suit Naumov returned and began his testimony He said he had worked for American espionage agents and had delivered military and other information to Cyril Black then secretary of the U S political mission He said Black was the center of American es pionage activities in Bulgaria after 1944 Black is a professor at Prince ton university He previously has declared the charges were fan ANNOUNCES AR1VIY DAY Washington Tru man Friday asked observance of April 6 as Army day Seek Increase in Salaries for Judges Des Moines bill to in crease the salaries of Iowas 21 district judges to 500 was passed by the state senate Friday 46 to 1 and sent to the house The senate sent to the governor a bill making a deficiency appro priation of to the state board of social welfare to carry on its aid to dependant children pro gram until July 1 The bill was passed 44 to 0 Lt Gov Kenneth A Evans Fri day appointed a sifting committee which will make up a senate cal endar after the legislature returns from its spring recess March 7 The senate had received 460 bills when the deadline for intro duction of measures by individual senators passed Thursday Com mittees have reported out approx imately 190 measures Senator Leo Elthon of Fertile republican floor leader in the sen ate was named chairman of the sifting committee Hog Parity Price to Be Continued for Another Year Washington The govern ment acted Friday to boost meat supplies next fall and winter by continuing 90 per cent parity price supports for hogs through March 1950 The move also is aimed at a more even supply then Under the law the government is required to provide price floors at the 90 per cent level only through next December Parity is a legal standard for measuring farm prices designed to be equally fair to producers and consumers The action was taken by the ag riculture department at a time when hog prices are about 30 per cent lower than last fall Some farmers have been debating whether to increase production for next winters slaughter market Dies After Being Struck by Auto Last December Davenport by an automobile last Dec 16 Car Schreiber 76 of Davenport died at his home here Thursday night Police said the accident occurred as Schreiber was running across a street attempting to catch a bus while enroute to work The auto mobile which collided with Schrei ber was driven by Eugene Rogers 28 also of Davenport Schreiber spent 5 weeks in a hospital Coroner Frank C Kepp said he will conduct an investigation be fore determining whether an in quest will be held Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and rather cole Friday night with low about 15 Cloudy and warmer Saturday and high about 32 Iowa Fair and rather cold Friday night Saturday cloudy and warmer with light rain south east portion Low Friday night 1525 southwest 1218 north east Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 2 to 4 degrees below the seasona normals with average highs ranging from 33 north to 40 south and average lows from 12 north to 18 south Rising tem peratures Saturday and Satur day night becoming colder Sun day and Monday and warmer again Tuesday Precipitation will average less than onetenth of an inch of moisture occur ring as very light rain or snow mostly in the southeast Satur day or Saturday night No pre cipitation of consequence Sun day through Wednesday Minnesota Fair not quite so cole Friday night west and central portions Saturday mostly cloudy and warmer with lighi snow near the Canadian border IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 30 Minimum 10 At 8 a m Friday 11 YEAR AGO Maximum 17 Minimum 82 Will Use Half of Surplus on Bonus Man Hit by Taxi Dies in Emmetsburg Verwiel 73 died Thursday night of injuries suffered when he was struck by an Emmetsburg taxi as he was walking in a street of a resi dential section According to Richard Miller Palo Alto county sheriff no charges will be filed against the driver as witnesses said the man was walking in the center of the street and the taxi not going fast Verwiel formerly of Chicago is survived by the widow and several children by a former marriage including Father Verwiel of the Servite monastery at Chicago Sis ter Teresian of St Josephs con vent Dubuque Bernard Chicago John Tucson Ariz and Mrs E H Mannan Phoenix Ariz Funeral services will be held at the Assumption Catholic church at Emmetsburg at a m Mon day Waterloo Man Is Killed in Crash North of Nashua Charles City Waterloo man was killed Thursday night when his truck skidded on an icy hill and was struck by a semi trailer truck 2i miles north of Nashua on highway 281 The driver of the car was Irvin William Richtsmeier 50 Highway patrolmen said the car he was driving skidded sideways down the hill into the path of a truck driven by James Laverne Ryan 40 of Iowa City Ryan was not hurt Richtsmeiers body was thrown from the car He was dead when highway patrolmen reached him TRUMAN TO SPEAK Lake Success JP President Truman will speak in New York April 10 at a cornerstonelaying ceremony on the site of permanent United Nations headquarters the U N announced Friday SAME 5S AP Wirephoto PRESIDENT TRUMAN SEATED AT dent Truman is seated at Thursday nights JeffersonJack son dinner assisted by Senator J Howard McGrath D R and Wilson Wyatt dinner chairman left to right behind the Diners top at the Mayflower hotel applaud and photographers bottom record the event Secretary of the Treasury John Snyder far left by flag applauds Mrs George Mesta 2nd from dinner co chairman takes her place Others are not identified GOP Gives Blessing to Idea of Truman NationWide Tour By JACK BELL Washington Tru mans notice that he may sturnp the country for his legislative pro gramdrew a hop to it response from republicans Friday Mr Truman in the downto earth lingo he used successfully in last years campaign told en thusiastic democrats at Jefferson Jackson day dinners Thursday night that republicans are trying to cripple labor unions and hold minimum wages to a starvation And the capacity crowds cheered as he declared that special in terests on Capitol Hill may com pel him to board a train again soon to tell the people how their government is getting on Do Nothing The republicans the president charged want to destroy the farm price support program and force upon the government a do noth ing policy which would let the American economy slide into a depression To this most republicans had one answer Let the president first find out how he stands with his own party then let him appeal to the people Senator Brewster of Maine chairman of the GOP senatorial campaign committee said the president seems to forget that he has a democratic congress Where Is Majority Whats become of his majority in both houses Brewster asked The 81st congress must be worse than he said the 80th was Senator Taft ROhio said Mr Truman is all wrong in attacking the TaftHartley labor law Taft said he thinks Mr Truman will find that out in any check of the country Senator Bricker ROhio said it seems to him that the president recognizes that his own party doesnt agree with him He is just building up a straw man of special interests and bat ting it around Bricker said and added that Mr Truman can try his luck with the country on that if he chooses Chopin Arrives From Hungary Says Trial Reaction Annoys Government New York Chapin American minister whose recall was demanded by Hungary said on his arrival here Friday that the Hungarian government seems an noyed and troubled at public re action within that country to the trial of Josef Cardinal Minds zenty Chapin arriving with his wife on the Queen Mary after being re called to Washington for consul tations asserted that the police terror which the Hungarian gov ernment has created has prevented it from getting a true measure of reaction to the trial Never before has the Statue of Liberty meant as much to me with all that it stands for as it does today coming from a land where police oppression is imposed by a small group of powerconscious men carefully trained in the Mos cow school and allegiance only to the kremlin Chapin said in a prepared statement The minister said it would be inappropriate for him to discuss at this time the circumstances of his return Report Russia Strengthens Garrisons on Norway Border Compromise Is Passed by Legislature Okayed by House After Vote of 481 in Senate BULLETIN Des Moines Iowa leg islature Friday approved a com promise hill for financing the state soldiers bonus The senate passed the bill 481 The house approved 1041 Rep Dewey E Goode R Eloomfield cast the only vote against the measure in the house In the senate Senator A E Aug ustine D Oskaloosa dissented Senator Herman Knudson R Clear Lake was absent because of illness and was not recorded Des Moines JP The senate house conference committee Fri day reached an agreement on a method of financing the state sol diers bonus The agreement to be submitted immediately for the approval of both houses calls for this financial arrangement Use of out of the states cash surplus to help meet bonus claims Immedi ate issuance of in in terest bearing bonds to be offered for public sale Issuance of 3 more blocks of bonds in the sum of each if more money is needed to meet all bonus claims Under this plan the state bonus fund would start with a total of Only Estimated Since the total amount of bonus claims can only be estimated now the issuance of future blocks of bonds would take careof a total cost up to if necessary This is the amount authorized by the voters last Nov 2 when they approved payment of a bonus to war veterans and authorized the levy of any necessary property taxes Upon order from the state treasurer county treasurers are collecting this year an initial prop erty levy of 195 mills per thou sand dollars valuation This is ex pected to produce The proceeds from the property levy will be used to pay the prin cipal and interest on the first block of bonds to be issued Senate and house chairmen of the conference committee said that under this arrangement it would not be necessary to levy any prop erty tax in 1950 and that the next legislature meeting in 1951 may find it possible through further use of state funds to avoid any future property tax Joint Statement The conference committee chair men Senator Leo Elthon RFer tile and Rep Harry Weichman RNewhall issued a joint state ment on the agreement They said that the 8 members of the commit from each mously approved the settlement In coming to terms the senate and house conferees both had to yield ground on the amount of money that should be taken from the states cash surplus The dead lock developed originally when the senate insisted upon taking from the surplus which has been estimated as tlie total amount that will probably be needed to satisfy all bonuc claims By GUSTAV SVENSSON Helsinki Finland has moved additional troops to Norways Arctic border according to an authoritative Finnish source The informant said the troop movement was observed last week and apparently was in connection with Norways stand on the pro posed North Atlantic pact with the United States The source who refused to per mit use of his name had no esti mate of the number of troops but said they had been moved close to Norways 122mile border from the Murmansk area Russia gained a common frontier with Norway in the peace settle ment with Finland in which Fin land ceded the Petsamo region to the Soviet Union No Similar Sim The informant said there was no sign of similar troop move ments to the Finnish border Nor way has a 450mile border with Finland in the north also Last year Finland and Russia con cluded a friendhsip and mutual assistance pact Finlands leaders have inter preted the pact as excluding the possibility of Russia sending troops into their county unless Finland agrees there is a threat of aggression against the Soviet Union Moscow dispatches recently re ported considerable critical com ment against the Finnish govern ment in the Moscow press At about the same time Russia was making her allout attacks on the projected North Atlantic alliance This alliance would link the United States and Canada with the Brus sels powers of Britain France Belgium the Netherlands and Luxembourg Off en Pact Russia first reminded Norway of their common frontier and warned her to stay out of the al liance and then offered the Scan dinavian country a nonaggression pact In reply Norway declared it was not her intention to grant any peacetime military bases to for eign powers Foreign Minister Hal vard M Lange this week declared his country pins its security on the North Atlantic alliance So far Norway has not replied to the preferred nonaggression pact But informed sources at Oslo have made it plain the offer will rejected Truman Nominates Hanford MacNider for Promotion Washington Truman Friday nominated Han ford MacNider for promotion from brigadier general to major gen eral in the officers reserve corps Say Kuhn Cannot Return to U S Washington UR Justice de partment officials said Friday Fritz Kuhn former GermanAmer ican bund leader will not be al lowed to come back to thia country These officials said Kuhn to far has made no formal request to re turn to the United Statei But if he does they said his application will be turned down INTRODUCES HOUSING BILL Waahinfton Elleu der DLa Friday introduced in the senate a broad new multi billion dollar homing bill spon sored by 11 democrats and 11 re publicans It ii the rewritten meas ure which got banking approval Thursday 93   

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