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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 19, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Five Cents a Copy Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 19 1949 Thii Consists of Two No 13S INJURED IN THIS MISHAPCharles Curran 25 wKmTf miles south 01 Portland was seriously injured when this convertible he was driving side swiped a truck on a hill intersection 2 miles south of Portland at p m Friday At the Park hospital Curran was reported in satisfactory condition Saturday but suffer ing irom multiple rib fractures a broken left arm smashed left hand head and internal chest injuries Driver of the 2ton truck loaded with feed was Richard Fullerton Rock lord both men were alone Curran was coming over the hill from the south and his car struck the truck box sheering the entire left side of the convertible off a deputv sheriff who investigated reported The truck was only slightly damaged and Fullerton escaped injury The hill is about mile south of the C W Files farm Beardsley Signs Flood Control Bills Des Monies William S Beardsley announced Saturday he has signed another of the more important bills in the series of 11 proposed by the special state flood control study committee It provides for allocation of federal reimbursement for tax money lost through flood control projects The allocation will be on the basis of 30 per cent to sec ondary roads and 70 per cent to school district general funds of affected counties and school dis tricts The first counties to be affected by the act will be Johnson Iowa and Linn in connection with the Coralville flood control project most of which will affect Johnson county The governor also announced he had signed a bill providing funds for building improvements at board of control institutions The amount is for use in the 2 years beginning next July 1 It is the same as the board got for the present biennium Two other bills both legalizing acts also were signed Atomic City Opens Doors to Visitors Oak Ridge Tenn burst of white fire set from an atomic pile 15 miles away burned the ribbon to the gates of Oak Ridge Saturday It took a millionth of a second for the impulse to travel over tel ephone wire and go off with a sound like an air rifle Now the public can enter the town unre stricted Immediately souvenir hunters rushed to salvage fragments of the red and blue ribbon Hun dreds standing just outside the 4 newly opened gates broke through Long lines of cars started the Slow movement down a long turnpike into the city The crowd had 2 hours to in spect the town before the start of a parade and Oak Ridge traffic officers with the help of Atomic Energy commission patrolmen had their hands full to guard the citys traffic record The chairman of the joint con gressional committee on atomic energy Senator Brien McMahon took the occasion to hope that the day will come when through international control of atomic energy all fences are removed from the city of Oak Ridge McMahon said that if the soviet union had accepted American plans for sharing atomic secrets under effective control there would be no need for us to lock up our secrets or barricade part of our liberties Lucas Invites Southerners Back Into Democratic Fold Washington Lucas j DI11 Saturday invited southern democrats to come back into the party fold and vote ior President Trumans domestic and foreign legislative programs But DLxie lawmakers made it clear any return will be a tenv j porary arrangement leaving them j free to walk out when they dont i like what the administration pro civil rights bills Lucas the senate democratic leader told reporters he doesnt think there is any serious feel ing between the who filibustered a senate rules change for 15 their northern and western party col voted against the GOPDixie compromise which ended the battle Get Along I dont think their coalition with republicans will continue said Lucas I think well get along pretty well The Illinois senator said there is no question in his mind that southerners will support many of Mr Trumans legislative proposals For example he said Senators Maybank DS Car and Spark man DAla will be in the fore front of the fight for a rent con trol bill when it is brought before the senate Monday Lucas noted that Senator Con nally DTex will lead the forces urging passage of European re covery legislation and Senator George DGa will be at the helm when the administrations re ciprocal trade agreements bill is brought before the senate No Prediction He would not predict however whether there will be any sub stantial southern support for the Truman labor bill being offered as a substitute for the TaftHartley act Lucas attitude on the chances of the legislative program dupli cated that of the president him self Mr Truman told a news con ference Friday that he doesnt re gard the rebuffs he has received in congress as the beginning of a groundswell to override his entire program INJURIES FATAL Algona Larson 48 farmer and stock buyer living near Wesley died Friday of in juries suffered Wednesday in a cartrain crash here SAME flat means truffle deatK In put 21 haurs Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday Occa sional light snow Saturday night Low Saturday night 25 30 High Sunday about 40 Saturday night and Sunday with showers southwest portions Low Saturday night 30 northeast 35 southwest Minnesota Mostly cloudy Satur day night occasional light snow west portion warmer Saturday night with much warmer north east portion Sunday mostly cloudy and warmer with light snow extreme north IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 30 Minimum 12 At 8 a m Saturday 20 Precipitation YEAR 4GO Maximum 56 Minimum 40 Senate Group Asks Approve I of Rent Bill Washington rent controls at this time would result in rent increases of from 25 to 100 per cent the width and breadth of our land the senate banking committee said Saturday The group added that removal of controls also could touch off a new inflation spiral cause strikes and perhaps result in restoration of price controls The committee made this pre diction in a report to the senate in support of the banking units bill providing for a 12 to 15 month extension of rent controls beyond March 31 The present law ex pires then Senate debate on the bill will start Monday The measure allows some rent increases up to 10 per cent but none could be put into effect until October 1 and the maximum then would be a 5 per cent boost An additional hike of up to 5 per cent would be per mitted in some cases April 1 1950 Meet on Wire Tapping Case New York Ten of New York Citys 20 democratic con gressmen met at city hall with Mayor William ODwyer Saturday to hear about the politicallyex plosive wiretapping case Rep Emanuel Celler of Brook lyn who sent out invitations for the meeting declined comment as the session began He had said in Washington the congressmen would attend for the purpose of getting information and to de termine whether anything should be done The closed meeting was in ODwyers private office The un usual city hall session has aroused speculation that a congressional inquiry into the alleged plot to tap telephones of public officials may be under consideration Meanwhile ODwyer made no comment on the latest jab by mlultimillionaire Clendenin J Ryan selfstyled reformer and arch foe of the city administration Ryan after testifyinig Friday for the 4th time before a grand jury probing the eavesdropping affair said he had proposed that ODwyer himself be indicted in the case Time Extended on Tax in Counties T Where Lists Late Des Moines Gen eral Robert L Larson notified all county attorneys Saturday of an extension of time for payment of 1948 taxes due this year in cases where tax lists were late due to revisions occasioned by the soldier bonus levy Larson said taxes do not be come delinquent until 91 days after the county auditor certifies the tax list to the county treasur er The deadline will vary in the counties The attorney generals letter to the county attorneys cited a 1940 opinion of the attorney generals office Numerous inquiries had come to him regardirfg the situa tion Larson said Reds Adopt East German Constitution Unanimous Vote Virtually Completes Partition of Reich Berlin communist con trolled peoples council adopted Saturday a constitution for the 20000000 Germans living under soviet rule The 400man by the sovietpicked politicians of eastern Germany rubber stamped a basic law embodying communist principles for the en tire Russian zone and also the Rus sian sector of Berlin The vote was unanimous The action was taken as a re joinder to the western German government being established at Bonn Professor Herman Kastner cochairman of the peoples coun cil declared the action was one of the most important and decisive in German history It made the partition of Ger many virtually complete Wilhelm Pieck cochairman of the communist social unity SED party told the council that a seri ous political situation grips Ger many He blamed it on the west charged that the west had pre vented a just peace treaty Obviously hitting at the Atlantic pact he said the west had adopted recent measures aiming at a new war Pieck instructed the party to is sue a call for a full meeting of the peoples congress This is a 2000 man body which sits as a parlia ment to approve the decrees handed down by the SED polit buro and the council The con gress probably will be given the new constitution for its sanction Date for the meeting was not im mediately disclosed Astronomy Comes Under Red Claims London Russia claimed Saturday that it was a Russian who first learned about the at mosphere on the planet Venus Following up recent claims that Russians invented the telephone radio electric light airplane and sundry other items the soviet news agency Tass let it out that Astronmer Mikhail Lomanosov discovered the atmosphere of Venus back in 1761 from Peters burg Certain foreign authors the agency said are ascribing the honor of this discovery to X X X German scientists Senators in Genera Approval of Treaty No Atomic Bombs Go to Pact Nations Washington a single U S atomic bomb will be given to North Atlantic Pact countries oi even be stored overseas for possible use in a hurry by Amer ican forces it was learned Satur day Neither will the number of U S troops overseas be increased In stead the United States will be called upon to furnish an esti mated to 000 of nonatomic munitions in the first year of the pacts operations Most of the munitions probably will be artillery tanks antitank guns and similar heavy military equipment used by ground forces Under present plans the United States will not be asked to con tribute any strategic bombers such as the B36 and the B50 England and France are ex pected to furnish a large part of the planes including jet fighters required in the western European defenses Evidence in Red Trial to Start Monday New York court battle which may decide the legal status of the American communist party finally will get down to brass tacks the 10th week of the trial With a jury at last in the box and countless defense motions dis posed of the government will out line in an opening statement the case it seeks to prove against 11 top U S communist leaders De fense counsbl are expected to fin ish their statements fay Tuesday Then the government will start to offer its evidence It is the first such case against the high command of the com munist party ever tried in this country Federal Judge Harold R Medina has insisted the defendants are be ing tried as individuals not as communists or communist party members AP Wirephoto A STERN Tom Connally chairman of the senate foreign relations committee char acterizesthe proposed North Atlantic security pact as a stern warning against aggression and armed attack as he discusses the treaty Friday at the capitol Russia Has More Manpower Than Pact Nations Combined Washington ff If every western European country joined the United States and Canada in the North Atlantic treaty their present armed strength probably would total only slightly more than the soviet blocs If the western alliance con sisted only of the 8 nations which too part in the negotiations Rus sia and her satellites would have a lead of almost a million and three quarters men The figures for the pact nations and all Europe west of the iron curtain come to about 5508000 men now under arms The esti mated total for Russia and her satellites 5171000 Neither fig ure includes reserves which might be called upon in time of war Edge on Naval Power In naval power measured in ships and men the Atlantic pact nations would have a tremendous edge even if there were only 8 of them In air power the picture isnt known While the balance might be close in total numbers of planes the western could muster more farreaching bomb ers And they probably could hit harder than anything Russia has These comparisons are based on estimates both official and un official And even some of the official estimates notably those on the communist nations are little better than guesses West Would Lead They do not involve the compar ative industrial production capaci ties of the 2 blocs in which the western probably would lead The manpower figures include army air and navy The bulk of the strength of course is in the United States 1668000 and Bri tain France reportedly has about 655000 men under arms the Netherlands 175000 some of these probably pinned down to far eastern Belgium per haps 85000 Canada about 40000 Norway 15000 Luxembourg a tiny force Russia is estimated to have with in the red army air force navy and MVD security troops a total of 4050000 men The Russian satellite Hun gary Bulgaria Yugoslavia Al bania and 1121600 in the only official es timate published in the United States GlobeGazette Photo OFF FOR Gallagher 1116 West State waves gopdby as he boards a MidContinent airplane at the Mason City municipal airport Saturday forenoon bound for Ireland where he is scheduled to land at Shannon air port Sunday at p m hardly 29 hours later Mr Gal lagher plans to spend a month at the home of his broth erinlaw and sister Mr and Mrs Barney Doohan in County Donegal Mrs Doohan has been ill and that is the purpose of his visit The last time Gallagher visited his native land was in 1937 It took him 10 days by boat on the Scythia and 4 days coming back on the Queen Mary Navy Brass to Return Salutes Bareheaded Washington navy in an effort to make the armed serv ices just one big happy family has ordered its officers to return the salutes of army and air force personnel even when bareheaded This upsets one of the navys oldest traditions Since Revolu tionary war days navymen never have to salute when they have their hats off Army and air force officers do KILLED IN CAR w Sioux Rapids Clarence Ivan Johnson 23 of Cherokee was killed about a m Sat urday when his automobile over turned on a county road about a block east of the city limits here Truman Ends Florida Stay on Saturday Key West Fla Truman wound up his Florida va cation Saturday and headed for Washington where his fair deal program took a beating in his ab sence The president took off from Boca Chica naval air station in his white house plane the Independ ence Mr Truman still felt that his program or most of it will get through congress despite the re versals it suffered during his 13 day vacation in the sunshine at the Key West submarine base The president was tanned and rested and said he was holding his weight to an even 176 pounds Berlin Off on Buying Spree West to Halt Use of Soviet Marks Berlin impending new move in Berlins cuirency war sent west Beiiiners off on a buy ing spree Saturday Authoritative sources said the U S Britain and France will halt the use of soviet sponsored east marks in their blockaded sectors of Berlin Sunday and make the west German mark the only legal currency So west Berliners rushed to get rid of their east marks A counter move by the Russians also was rumored The British licensed newspaper Mittags Echo said the Russians will issue new money next Wednesday to replace the 9month old east mark in their entire occupation zone as well as in east Berlin The report was denied by the finance chief of the east German economic commission but it added to the confusion Ever since last Junes currency reform when the Russians and the western allies issued rival new currencies for their areas both the soviet east mark and allied west mark have circulated in west Berlin Rudy Vallee Sued on NonSupport Charge Hollywood House keeper Julia Ericksson charged Saturday in a damage suit that Singer Rudy Vallee fired her despite an oral promise to support her in her old age The widow filed suit Friday saying she cooked Vallees meals fed his dogs and received his guests but was discharged last Nov 1 ACCIDENT FATAL Spencer D Brown 79 died in a Spencer hospital Fri day of injuries suffered in a car pedestrian accident at a Spencer intersection last Sunday night The retired traveling man had lived Spencer 30 years Looking for Request for Ratification Soviet Commentator Makes Attack on Western Alliance By JACK BELL Washington A cautious senate aware that it soon will be asked to underwrite a historic change in American policy gave general signs of approval Satur day for the proposed North At lantic security pact Presented by Secretary of State Acheson as an answer to the in tolerable threat which would be posed by an aggressors control of Europe the proposed agree ment earned some senators who will help decide whether it ever be comes effective Many of them taking their first look at the in strument designed to bind the western world together against at tack by Russia or any other na accepted it as about the last hope for world peace Some like Senator Douglas D 111 predicted that if it becomes binding Russia will never move aggressively against a member na tion Others reluctant to depart from the American tradition against European alliances indi cated they will go along with fingers crossed No Commitment Some like Senator Byrd D Va said the proposed treaty must not carry with it any com mitment that this country will pay for rearming western Europe Others like Senator Malone R Trumans Pact View Key West Fla Truman took the view Saturday that the Atlantic pact will strengthen and support the Uni ted Nations Presidential Press Secretary Charles G Ross made public a telegram to Secretary of State Acheson in which Mr Truman also said the proposed treaty would be in complete harmony with the constitution charged the agreement would take out of the hands of congress the decision on when this country will go to war Acheson tried to answer some of these arguments in advance in a radio speech Friday night in which he declared that control of Europe by a single aggressive unfriendly power would consti tute an intolerable threat to the national security of the United States The secretary making his first major policy pronuoncement said that if free nations do not stand together in some such agreement as that proposed they will fall one by one As expected while the test of the treaty generally was hailed in the western nations as an im portant safeguard against future wars first reaction from Russia and from communists in other countries was bitter and violent Russian Attack An Englishlanguage broadcast from Moscow by Commentator J Lemin said the pact is designed to unleashwar against the Soviet Union and the peoples democra cies The Russian army news paper in Vienna said it is in tended for aggression against Soviet Union Other communist statements took up the same theme which has been repeatedly and emphati cally denied by Acheson and other western officials Like Acheson the foreign sec retaries of the other nations which negotiated the alliance had noth ing but praise for it British For eign Minister Bevin called it most famous historical under taking French Foreign Minister Schuman said it provided country with an effective shield against aggression Runs Against Hubby to Get Out Womens Vote Brayton Gladys Kay is a candidate against her band Gail in the municipal elec tion this village will hold March 28 Kay is running on the Peoples ticket for the town council and his wife is on the slate Mrs Kay says there isnt any specific difference in views be tween her husband and she just wants to arouse voting interest among Eraytonj wom enfolk   

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