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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 17, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV and United Prw Full Wire Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 17 1949 WAR ORPHANS ARRIVE FROM GERMANYWar orphanspart of a group ofP 67 from the Russian dominated countries of Latvia Lithuania and Estoniabound from a plane at LaGuardia field in New York Wednesday after a flight from Germany are being housed at the shelter of the U S Committee for the Care of European Chil dren in the Bronx All eventually will enter foster homes European School Head Would Be Appointed Des Moines state su perintendent of public instruction would be made appointive instead of elective under a bill now being drafted a member of the house of representatives said Thursday He said the measure which otherwise would provide for re organization of the department contains the ideas of Miss Jessie Parker department supejinten dent The house member who declined use of his name said Miss Parker does not plan to seek reelection when her present term expires at the end of next year The principal idea of the bill to take the department out of the house member said The superintendent now is elected for a 4year term on a party ticket fvrT Find Secrets on Atom Safe Probe Continues on Reported Leaks Washington atomic energy commission was cleared Thursday of charges that it dis 4 closed atomic secrets in a recent annual report on its operations Chairman Brien McMahon D of the joint congressional atomic energy committee said mil itary experts had assured him they found nothing objectionable in the publication of photographs and maps contained in the report McMahons committee planned to meet later Thursday however to look into other charges that secret atomic information may have been contained in an article in the January issue at Fortune magazine Like the atomic com missions report the article con tained maps and photographs of atomic installations House Democratic Leader John W McCormack Mass said on the house floor Wednesday that the Fortune article was a breach of national security He said some of the highest people in the govern ment are greatly concerned about it By studying the article he said a potential enemy would 4 know just where to drop bombs to cripple 11 S atomic production McCormack spoke during house debate on legislation to authorize the air force to build up its strength to 70 groups The measure Is assured of passage Final action was postponed until Monday how ever when Rep Vito Marcantonio Alp N Y in a delaying parlia mentary maneuver demanded the reading of the complete en grossed copy of the measure During debate on the legislation McCormack and other lawmakers called onmilitary experts to ex plain how the press found out about an air force report that its giant B36 bombers could bomb 70 strategic Russian targets in the event of war between the Soviet Union and the United States 40TH ANNIVERSARY Des Moines and Mrs Heck Ross celebrated their 40th wedding anniversay Wednes day night with a reception at tended by nearly 400 guests SAME tnnu M Want Interior Department to Control Government Building Washington h e Hoover commission recommended Thurs day that the interior department be given full control of the gov ernments building construction and water development projects It proposed that the depart ment take over the flood control work of the armys corps of engi neers In the 14th of 18 contemplated reports on ways to improve the executive branch of government the 12man commission rejected a task force report urging that in terior be transformed into a fed eral department of natural re sources Instead the commfcsions majority rule the interior depart ment as presently set up should be strengthened This report brought numerous dissents by the minority from such proposals as that to transfer rivers and flood control from the army engineers Four commission ers took issue with the proposal to give interior control of all federal building construction Another 4 dissented from the commissions proposal to place consolidation of land management in the depart ment of agriculture instead of leaving it in interior We propose the commission told congress that the depart ment of the interior be given more clearly the mission of development of subsoil and water resources As these activities require large pub lic works we recommend that other public works also be man aged by this department The report noted that interior reform had been sugested during the tenures of Presidents Harding Hoover and Franklin D Roosevelt Herbert Hoover only living for mer president is chairman of the group known formally as the commission of organization of the executive branch of the govern ment Tour Nears End for 30 Farm Women Amsterdam farm women from the American mid west will wind up a 3day visit to Holland Thursday then return to London where their European tour began almost a month ago The women visited various countries for a firsthand view of Europes people are living and to observe the effects of the Marshall plan Wednesday the women spent the morning sightseeing in Am sterdam in the afternoon they vis ited Vbelendam and Marken 2 picturesque villages where the natives still wear the traditional Dutch costume including wooden shoes Mrs E MacMullar 78 of Stella Nebr wanted to tour the network of canals throughout the capi tal but there was not enough time She said she was surprised at the heavy farm tools Dutch farmers use and suggested lighter American equipment would save them work Probers Find Blackmail in Wire Tapping New York blackmail ring which tapped phones in hotel rooms and extorted more than a year from wealthy and prominent victims was re ported uncovered Thursday as a result of the inquiry into a plot to tap the wires of city officials The New York World Telegram said it had learned of the black mail ring in high police quarters and that Mayor William ODwyer would confirm its existence at a conference of the citys democratic congressmen summoned for city hall this Saturday morning by Rep Emmanuel Celler The blackmail gangs activities were uncovered when police started an intensive inquiry into wire tapping as a result of the discovery that some official phones in New York Ctiy had been tampered with and that there was an apparent plot to extend this wire tapping to Detroit and Chi cago The smoothly functioning ex tortion gang operated mainly on the basis of information provided by staff members by leading ho tels and private clubs the World Telegram said Bellhops desk clerks maids and other employes in a position to determine an illicit romance or a shady business ven ture provided the leads on a fee basis Sports Bulletin IOWA FIELDHOUSE field took a thrilling 2nd round game from Waverly 5045 here Thursday afternoon coming from 9 points behind at one time in the 2nd half The Wav erly club led 2117 at the half and had a 3524 advantage when Winfield suddenly caught fire to outscore the Gohawks 151 Waverly could not regain the lead in the 4th period though the count stayed close all the way This Paper Consists of Two Mo Italian Reds in Filibuster Against Pact Talks Delay Vote on Proposed Treaty With Westerners Rome communist fili buster held up a chamber of dep uties vote on Italian adherence to the North Atlantic pact Thurs day after an allnight talking mar athon Demanding their right to speak as they the chamber communist and extreme left wing member launch ed into a harangue against the North Atlantic agreement The question up was a vote of confidence on the governments proposal to become a member Goinff Strong At 4 a m CST Thursday some 19 hours after the filibuster started it was still going strong in a boring repetitious fashion An estimated 150 nist and extreme left wing socia remained to speak If each averaged the 15 to 20 minutes consumed by those who argued through the night and early hours of the dawn the vote could be drawn out until Friday Terms of the sent to the Italian government for to be made public throughmit the world Friday Rightist Majority Approval by the chamber is foregone since the Christian demo cratic party of Premier Alcide de Gasperi holds a majority of 305 in the chamber of 570 At a recent caucus the party voted almost unanimously for the western de fense agreement One of the most bitter commu nist criticisms during the 4day debate has been that the govern ment has not given any clear indi cation of what is in the pact Wabash Rail Strike Goes On 4 Union Chiefs in Cleveland Meeting St Louis rail road officials warned that they may be forced to start laying off 8500 workers Thursday Unless 3500 men who run the trains end their strike immediately The striking engineers firemen conductors and trainmen put off a decision to end their walkout while thechiefs of the 4 unions met in Cleveland for a 2nd day to discuss the issues In Washington the white house was expected to announce the names of membexs of a special factfinding board appointed by President Truman to investigate the dispute The strike was beginning to af fect industries which ship over the Wabash or rely on its facili ties for supplies A Ford Motor company spokes man here said that the Lincoln Mercury assembly plant in Rob ertson a St Louis suburb may lay off some of its 1500 workers The plant receives supplies over the Wabash J H Rodgers of Louisville Ky vice president of the order of railroad conductors said he ex pected no decision to end the strike at Thursdays meeting of union heads in Cleveland TO SPEAK ON PACT Washington of State Acheson has arranged to make an address on the Atlantic Pact Treaty Friday night on a na tionwide radio broadcast begin ning at p m The state department said it will be carried by the Mutual Columbia and American networks Approval Predicted on Senate Rent Bill GOP Wants Civil Rights Bills Called Challenge Lucas Charges Against Gag Compromise Washington UR Republican leaders Thursday challenged ad ministration senators to call up civil rights bills and see if the ad ministration is right about its charges that the antifilibuster compromise kills the chances foe this legislation They called for such a test as the senate moved toward a vote on the GOPsouthern democratic formu la for changing senate rules Lucas Charge Senate Democratic Leader Scott W Lucas of Illinois charged that the coalition compromise will make it impossible for the senate to break up future filibusters and pass civil rights legislation Nettled by these charges Senate Republican Leader Kenneth S Wherry of Nebraska and Senator Arthur H Vandenberg of Michi gan challenged the administration to test the compromise by calling up antipoll tax or antilynching legislation The compromise formula pro vides that debate on any matter before the anotheu rules be halted only by vote of 64 senators 48 Hours Vandenberg arguing that it would take only 48 hours to test the compromise said I demand that sometime in the next 4 weeks the majority leader pick out one of the civil rights probably the antilynching and bring it up It can be totally considered within 48 hours under this he said If it doesnt prove that I am right I am willing to reopen consideration of the rule American in Seoul Korea Assassinated Seoul masked men Thursday assassinated Mrs Hor ace G Underwood wife of one of Koreas most prominent Ameri can missionaries Mrs Underwood was shot as she answered the door of her resi dence near Chosen Christian uni versity on the outskirts of Seoul She was entertaining college fac ulty wives at tea She died enroute to a hospital One bullet fired by one of the masked men struck her in the side Korean police and U S army au thorities began an immediate in vestigation Police said they be lieved the assassins were Koreans No motive was established imme diately Dr Underwood whose late mis sionary father H H Underwood came here from New York City in the 1880s was not at home The family friends said was re lated to the American Underwood typewriter company founder Farmer Dies in CarTruck Crash Clarion R Z Claude 52yearold Wright county farm er was killed late Wednesday in a cartruck collision near his home 11 miles southwest of Clarion The acident occurred at the in tersection of a gravel road Deputy Sheriff Bob Brecker said Claudes car and a truck driven by Lyle G Duncan 24 Indianola collided Brecker said Duncan told him he did not see Maudes car until too lote to avoid the collision It was Wright countys 2nd 1949 traffic fatality COMMODORE William S Beardsley received a from the delegation which flew to Des Moines Wednesday to invite him to Governors Days at Clear Lake Aug 6 and 7 From left to right are Senator H M Knudson Clear Lake J R Gilruth chairman of the committee Mayor W H Ward Rep A M Schanke Mason City A W Schultz president of the Clear Lake Chamber of Com merce Dr Harold Jennings Mason City commodore of the Clear Lake Yacht club and R Gossman Des Moines a Clear Lake south shore summer resident GlobeGazette Pholo GREETS ST PATRICKS Michael Callanan is shown above greeting St Patricks day at the Mercy hospital in Mason City where he arrived 6 days ago His happy mother Mrs Ed Callanan Clear Lake is glad Michael arrived in time to celebrate the great Irish fes tival Appropriation Bills for Control Board Are Passed Des Moiues UR Iowa senate Thursday passed house approved bills appropriating 654235 a year for operation of the 14 boards of control institu tions and for capital improvements at the institutions during the next biennium The senates 48 to 0 vote on both measures sent them to Gov Wil liam S Beardsley The operating appropriation was about more than Beardsley recom mended The house passed 89 to 0 and sent to the senate a bill to raise the ceiling on state aid to any one county fair from to a year The house passed and sent to the governor 89 to 5 a bill set ting an open season on beaver from Nov 10 to Jan 10 Also passed in the house was a bill to allow either chamber to extend the tenure of its officers and employes by resolution The measure designed to make the house chief clerk a permanent employe has been killed fay the senate in past sessions Debate started in the lower chamber on a bill to authorize county assessors to require prop erty taxpayers to file returns list ing their taxable property Fur ther debate and action were de ferred however in order to get information asked by several law makers Find Mexican With Uranium Say Refined Sample From United States Mexico City leak in U S atomic security through which at least one piece of refined uran ium was smuggled to Mexico is under investigation by American and Mexican secret agents the United Press learned Thursday Mexican authorities found the cylindrical slug about 2i inches long an inch in diameter and weighing 220 the possession of a Mexican detained by a highway patrolman on a rou tine matter It was not known whether any other atomic material has been smuggled out of the United States It was learned that FBI agents in the United States are working on 2 leads which they hoped would disclose origin of the leak Scientific analysis of the con traband uranium found here indi cated that it probably was stolen from a laboratory somewhere in the chain of U S atomic energy production The case of the smuggled urani um one of the principle ingredi ents of the atomic bomb included alleged torture of one wouldbe seller an offer to procure more than worth of the mate rial and a cloakanddagger type investigation involving agents of the U S inents and Mexican govern Invite 4 More Nations Into Atlantic Pact Washington UR Four more noncommunist nations were in vited Thursday to join the North Atlantic security pact and diplo matic quarters looked for prompt The bids were presented to the foreign ministers of Italy Den mark Portugal and Iceland by American envoys who acted on behalf of the 8 nations now in volved in the pact The 4 prospective members were told that if they accepted the invitations they could partici pate in the formal signing cere monies ttfe first in ApriL The treaty text will be made public Friday at 10 a m CST Announcement of the move to broaden the North Atlantic alli ance to a 12natioh bloc was made simultaneously here and in west ern Europe Arrest of 3 Youths Nips Holdup Plans Des Moines arrest of three 16 year old youths police said Thursday has nipped in the bud a series of planned holdups in Des Moines and outlying towns Lt Ralph Brophy head of the police juvenile bureau said the boys had admitted they planned holdups at Ankeny Carlisle and Johnston and at 2 Des Moines loan agencies The youths have been turned over to juvenile court on burglary and theft charges Brophy said The boys were arrested for ques tioning in connection with the theft of 2 guns from a locked box on the stage of North high school auditorium Lt Brophy said The guns were to be used in a school play A 4th youth who police said was 17 and married pleaded guilty in municipal court Wednesday to a cHarge of receiving stolen prop erty He received a 30 day sus pended sentence Police said he admitted buying a revolver and a pistol from the other youths Irish Have Day in State Legislature Detf Moineo UR The Iowa senate took note of St Patricks Day Thursday Senator Robert C Reilly D was called to the presi dents chair to preside temporar ily And Senator Alden L Doud presented Lt Govj Kenneth Evans with a green neck tie Would Hike Some Rents 15 Per Cent Measure Was Okayed on Wednesday by Bank Subcommittee Washington IP Chairman Maybank DS Car predicted senate banking committee approv al Thursday of a 15month exten sion of rent controls with provi sion for boosting some rents 15 per cent over 1947 levels A bank ing subcommittee okayed the bill late Wednesday An ofiicial of the housing expe diters office told reporters the rents on about half the nations tenant dwellings would be hiked 5 per cent October 1 under terms of the measure Further increases are provided later for a lesser number Maybank called a closeddoor session of the full banking com mittee to study the smaller units work He forecast a favorable vote by nightfall and said he expects to have the bill on the enate cal endar Friday Next Week However senate action prob ably wont come until next week and in any event not until the current row over changing the senate rules has been settled President Truman had asked for a 2year extension of rent controls j beyond March 31 when the pres ent law expires He also asked for a general tightening up of controls The subcommittee measure cuts the extension short and loosens some rent restrictions but it doet tighten some others 15 Months The house already has approved a 15month extension but it too falls short of Mr Trumans re quest For one thing it authorizes state and local officials to removt controls whenever they see fit The senate measure contains1no such provision but it would let the individual states take over the control program whenever the governor certified that his state had an adequate rent control law on the books Expect Truman to Speak Out News Conference Is Scheduled for Friday Key West Fla President Truman was expected Thursday to break his silence about congres sional reversals within 24 hours The president has scheduled news conference for a m CST Friday It will be his first public utterance since he came to Key West naval station March 6 for a 2 week vacation Reporters on the vacation as signment expected he would have something to say about the rebuffs the 81st congress has handed him since that time They include House passage of a watered down version of rent control A prolonged antifilibuster fight in the senate in which adminis tration forces have admitted de feat A senate committees refusal to confirm the appointment of Mon C Wallgren his friend and for mer senate colleague to a top flight defense job The vacation white house has had nothing to say about such things so far Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and continued rather cold through Friday Low Thursday night 8 to 12 High Friday 30 to 34 Partly cloudy continued cold Thursday and Friday with occasional light snow extreme south portion Friday Low to night 1520 Minnesota Fair and continued cold Thursday night and Fri day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistia for the 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 31 Minimum At 8 a m Thursday 17 Precipitation 01 Snow YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 48   

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