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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 29, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy HOME EDITION Limm MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 29 1945 Drys Get First Victory on Local Option Beer Proposal MR AND MRS HOWARD E and First Lady of Mason City Bruce and Ticket Sweep All Mason City Offices See complete returns on page Mayor Howard E Bruce and 4 members of the Mason City coun cil were reelected to 2 year terms at the municipal election Monday The other 4 are Councilmen at Large Henry Rheingans and Ed Kelly S W Lock 1st ward coun cilman and Fred Steffen 3rd ward councilman Also elected were the 4 other candidates on the associated citi zens ticket Oscar L Jewoli 2nd ward councilman Lloyd McGee 4th ward councilman Police Judge B R Dunn and Ross Pot ter city treasurer Mason City voters cast 4958 ballots 88 per cent of the record total of 5661 in 1945 when Mayor Bruce first was elected to office Defeated were the candidates on the independent voters ticket headed by Mac Ryan for mayor It included a complete slate for council except in the 2nd ward The candidates were Ray Seney Jr and Miss Dorothy Dunn for councilmen at la r g e Clifford Doc Eslick 1st ward Clifford Oeschger 3rd ward the Rev Joel Dobbe 4th ward and Robert Pat tee police judge Also defeated were the 2 in dependent candidates C D Mose Squier for 2nd ward councilman and Bert Sharff for 4th ward councilman Mayor Bruce issued the follow ing statement upon learning that the ticket he headed had been elected We of the associated citizens party are very grateful to the people of Mason City for their vote of confidence We do not consider this pri marily a victory but rather the assumption of an obligation to the people of this fine community We hope that during the next 2 years we continue to merit the confidence which voters gave us at the polls today Our thanks to til the good citizens who voted Here are the unofficial totals For 3003 Ryan 1925 For councilmen at large 2 to be 2659 Rhein rans 2600 Miss Dunn 2219 Seney 2179 For 1st ward 80S Eslick 513 For 2nd ward councilman Jewell 847 Squier 283 For 3rd ward councilman Steffen 787 Oeschgrer 647 For 4th ward Gee 464 Dobbe 355 Sharff 160 For police 2785 Pattee 2104 For 3273 British Claim Largest Commercial Seaplanes London British will put into service in late 1950 or 1951 the largest commercial seaplanes in the world it was an nounced Tuesday An air ministry spokesman said progress on the 157ton Saunder Roe flying boats was progressing satisfactorily and that govern ment approval for construction of 4 more giant seaplanes already had been given The allmeial SaunderRoes are dwarfed only by the 200ton How ard Hughes flying boat an experi mental plywood craft and are de signed to haul as many as 140 pas sengers Sermons Stolen But Parson Sees a Moral Huntingdon H Brady Jr hopes his sermons will do the thief who stole them some good Brady Altoona Pa pre ministerial student at Juniata col lege had 120 sermons to try out at the Grier School lor Girls near Tyrone Pa Monday he reported all of them were stolen And a dollar was taken from bis room F Padgett Haddon field N J Wronr Judge Chicago Fogel went to the wrong judge for an O K to reduce his alimony pay ments The judge case hand He sentenced Fogel to the jail after finding that his alimony was short Mrs Lawrence Is Elected at Othimwa Two Iowa state representatives Tuesday had new jobs as the re sult of city elections Mrs Edna Lawrence ROt tumwa was elected commissioner of public finance and safety be coming Ottumwas first woman city council member Rep George Robb REsther ville was elected mayor of Estherville Mrs Lawrence will take over her new job next Monday with no illusions but with hopes that I can make a good showing she said Tuesday Herschel C Loveless who served as flood director in the 1947 floods was elected mayor over David Nevin a former hold er of the office The vote was 7304 to 3440 in Ottumwa Mrs Lawrence said she will re sign as state representative ef fective Friday but Robb said he plans to finish out the present legislative session Robb is sched uled to be named chairman of the powerful house sifting committee Mrs Lawrence who contends se did not actively seek the Ot timiwa public safety commission ership sai dof her new office For one thing there will be no professional gambling That def initely will be out Mrs Lawrence wife of Matt L Lawrence advertising manager of the Ottumwa Courier also is the mother of 2 children Neala Kay 11 and Matt L Ill 7 At Creston Arnold W Cook running as an independent was elected mayor defeating Mayor Ray Taylor seeking reelection for a 3rd term Another incumbent lost out at Fort Madison Louis F Alberts 65 defeated 27yearold Mayor Thomas Tipton Tipton was one of the countrys youngest mayors when elected to that office 2 years ago At Independence a citizens ticket headed by Don Dunlap for Mayor ousted the incumbent pro gressive ticket Dunlap will re place Mayor Charles Jones Fort Dodge voters elected a new city council and voted down a pro posal to establish a city airport commission At Brayton a husband and wife opposed each other for election to the city council and both failed to win election Gail Kay and his wife Gladys were 2 of a field of 9 candidates The top 5 were elected Kay finished 6th and his wife 7th Surprise winners all running on the Citizens ticket came through in 5 races at Shenandoah W R Day defeated incumbent Mayor C F Clarke who was seeking re election on the Peoples ticket At Iowa City Earl Raymond republican city treasurer for 22 years lost to Milo Novy demo crat All democratic candidates led their republican opposition in 5 of the 7 precincts Mayor Pres ton Koser was reelected over Mrs Howard L Beye Des Moines drys in the Iowa house of representatives scored their first victory Tuesday in the wrankling debate over a highly controversial local option beer bill Defeated by vote of 5538 was an amendment by Rep Ted Sloane RDes It would have resulted in sharp increases in the license fees for offsale of beer by stores and hotels The drys have objected to any amendments whatever to the bill After disposing of 5 more of the many amendments the house re cessed until midafternoon appar ently still far away from a final vote on the measure The largest crowd at any meet ing this session was present in the house when it resumed Tuesday on the bill Occupying much of the available space in the various galleries were high school stu dents A considerable number of middleaged to elderly women also in the galleries At one point in the debate there was considerable hand clapping over the ruling of the chair on a minor point of order Kuester warned that should there be fur ther demonstration visitors would be forced to leave Kuester ruled out 2 of the other amendments One would have provided for a boot legger license The other would have exempted root beer and bock beer from the provisions of the bill Rep James Armstrong RWa terloo then withdrew an amend ment It would have required that a petition requestinga county op tion election be signed by 50 per cent of the number of voters in the county who voted for governor in the last previous general elec tion The bill requires the petition to be signed by 25 per cent of the voters Senate Appropriates Bonus Board Funds By the Associated Press House Passed and sent to the senate a bill for screening pros pective inmates to the states men tal institutions Sent back to the senate for concurrence of amend ments a bill appropriating admin istration funds for the state board of control Passed and sent to the senate a resolution calling upon congress to require price support of frozen and shell as well as dried eggs Resumed for the 4th time a hot contest over nu merous amendments to a county option beer bill Senate Passed a house bill ap propriating to the state bonus board Passed a house bill which would transfer from the state general fund to the state highway commission Governor Vetoed his first bill a measure dealing with financing Killed When Auto Collides With Truck Des Moines Berry 60 killed Monday when the car in which he was riding col lided with a truck at a Des Moines intersection Guy Deardruff 48 driver of the car was injured The truck driver Paul Mason 25 was unhurt All are of Des Moines SAME BUok Means irmfflo IB pul of sewage treatment plants cities or sanitary districts by KaiserFrazer Makes Drastic Cut in Prices Detroit ff KaiserFrazer Corp slashed its car prices Tues auto industrys 2nd price cut within a months time Simul taneously K a i s e rF r a z e r an nounced a change in top manage ment The price cuts ranged from up to on KFs various models by far the largest of any cuts in the industry since the end of the war The company announced this new price schedule effective im mediately Was Re duced Now Kaiser Special Kaiser Traveler A New Model 2088 Kaiser Deluxe 2509 314 2195 Frazer 2593 198 2395 Frazer Manhattan 2856 261 2595 Kaiser Virginian 3311 316 2995 All prices include federal taxes and factoryinstalled accessories Transportation from factory state and local taxes if any are addi Anamosa Escapees Free for Hours Anamosa UR Three youths were back in their cells at Ana mosa reformatory Tuesday after a taste of freedom which lasted less than 2 hours Warden Foss Davis said that Robert Hanrahan 17 Shenandoah Lenny Gray 19 Shenandoah and Norman Griffis 19 Davenport walked away from a milk detail Monday night at the reformatory farm The youths were captured about hours later at Dubuque They drove from Anamosa to Dubuque in a stolen pickup truck Davis said ii Sentence Priest for Hostile Slandering Warsaw Poland Rev Jozef Danson a Catholic priest was sentenced Tuesday by a Lodz court to 4 years imprisonment on charges of using his pulpit to spread hostile and false news slandering the national adminis tration of communistdominated Poland World Peace Delegates Get Strong Rebuff Washington state de partment Tuesday threw up a blockade against any tour of American cities by sovietand satellite delegates to the World Peace conference It circulated a notice to em bassies of their home countries reminding them that the delegates were granted admission to this country only for the purpose of attending the controversial con ference in New York Now that the conference is over the department announced the United States assumes the del egates will leave within a reas onable time The notice was sent to the Rus sian Czechoslovakian polish and Yugoslav embassies The delegates from those coun tries have a different position from the delegates from other countries American laws forbid admission of communists to this country That law was waived so that the delegates from the com munistcontrolled nations could attend the conference But the waiver extended only to the con ference Plans for a tour of U S cities by many of the visitors were an nounced in New York Monday after conclusion of the 3day con ference sponsored by the Nation al Council of the Arts Sciences and Professions Reports said the tour would last 2 weeks and include Philadelphia Baltimore Detroit St Louis and Los Angeles The state departments action amounts to a notice that no dele gates from behind the iron cur tain should take part in such a tour Michael McDermott depart ment press officer said the de partment has requested the justice department to bring the facts and considerations to the atten tion of the visitors Thts Paper Consists of Two No Government Reform Aim of New Group Philadelphia A national citizens committee supporting farreaching enduring reforms in the federal government was formed Tuesday under the direc tion of Dr Robert L Johnson president of Temple university Dr Johnson said the new or ganization which will work for the principles set forth in the Hoover commissions report to congress will be a assemblage nonpartisan More than 700 prominent citi zens from all parts of the United States have been enlisted by the committee Dr Johnson reported Active in the committee will be some 300 members of the research units which prepared data for former President Herbert C Hoovers study of the federal executive department Hoover is known to be support ing the Johnson committee His commission is to give con gress the last phase of its re organization plan shortly Thus far the Hoover commis sion has recommended merger of about 65 independent federal agencies into 4 of that number drafted new lines of authority throughout the government and proposed mergers Hoovers says will save as much as 000 within a few years SING SING SOUP Ossining N UR Warden William W Snyder said Tuesday the cost of feeding prisoners at Sing Sing prison has dropped from 48 cents a day in 1947 to 44 cents a day at the present time Government Eases Control on Inflation Johnson Asks Quick Unification Scraps 2 Year Schedule for Immediate Shuffle Washington Sec retary Johnson set out Tuesday to unify the 3 armed forces com pletely and quickly As the first step of this crack down he told a news conference he is ordering the army navy and air force to move at once to the Pentagon Some agencies of those departments are scattered through out the city They were already under or ders to move to the Pentagon but the approved moving schedule stretched out over 2i years John son has told them to scrap the schedule and move now Johnson said he also intends to abolish many of the 800 boards and agencies set up by the army navy and air force over a period of years He declared Too Many There are too damned many for efficiencys sake and were going to abolish and coordinate some of them It probably will be possible to abolish 30 or 40 right at the start he said A reporter asked Johnson if he has made up his mind what the respective roles of the air force and navy should be The 2 services have quarreled over what bombing duties each should have in event of war Johnson replied I do have a pretty fair convic tion The 3 services are going to have a chance to argue me out of that conclusion in the next couple of days Plans Confabs He said he plans to go to Key West Fla with the commanders of the 3 armed forces within the next week to confer with General Dwight D Eisenhower the tem porary chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Eisenhower went to Key West Monday to recuperate from an illness Presumably the talks there will concern the roles of the services under unification Johnson was sworn in Monday with probably the most elaborate ceremonies ever accorded a cabi net member He succeeds James Forrestal who resigned Marooned Bush Pilot Female Passenger Are Rescued From Wreckage Dillingham Alaska Dil lingham bush pilot and his attrac tive female passenger marooned for a week following the crash landing of a plane in rugged ter ritory near here were reported in good condition Tuesday Pilot Jim Scott and Passenger Mary Nicholson were enroute here from Clark Point when the engine of the 4place Monoplane conked out causing a forced landing near Portage Creek that wrecked the landing gear Scott and Miss Nicholson lived in the wreckage eating emergency rations and melting snow to pro vide drinking water Another bush pilot rescued them AP Wirephoto TO EACH HIS house divided still standing in Wewoka Okla was split after an irreconcilable argu ment between 2 landlords each of whom owned part of the land the house was built over The owner of the larger por tion sliced off his chunk and moved it to a new lot several blocks away Senate Passes New Rent Bill Beats Down Brickers Motion Standard Oil in Midwest Fuel Oil Price Reductions Chicago Oil com pany of Indiana Tuesday an nounced tank wagon price cuts of hall a cent a gallon on kerosene range oil and diesel fuels and of a cent on furnace oil The reductions will be effective Wednesday to consumers in Illi nois Indiana Iowa North Dakota South Dakota Kansas Minnesota Missouri Nebraska Wisconsin and upper Michigan a c o m p a ny spokesman said 10Man Patrol to Make New Rescue Attempt Tokyo 10man patrol will make a new assault on snow covered Mount Fuji Tuesday night to remove the bodies of 4 Ameri can airmen killed when their light bomber crashed into the mountain side Sunday The patrol led by 1st Lt Marsh all McClure of Chicago will carry stretchers to the 9500foot height along a trail broken by a rescue crew that reached the scene Tues day morning Air force headquarters here said the names of the victims would be withheld 48 hours pending notifi cation of kin Washington UR The senate Tuesday approved the final com promise rent control extension bill after defeating a republican move to send it back to conference com mittee Administration forces beat down a republican move to send the 15 months extension law back to con ference committee only 2 days be fore controls expire The move by Senator John W Bricker ROhio was defeated 5333 Senator John J Sparkman warned the senate that if this bill goes back to confer ence I think you can write rent control off The 15 month extension bill now requires approval by the house possibly late Presi dent Trumans signature to be come effective It would continue in modified form the present con trols which expire Thursday mid night After Brickers move was beaten down Vice President Alben W Barkley overruled a point of order raised by Senator Harry P Cain RWash that the conference went beyond the senates instruc tions With the Bricker and Cain mo tions out of the way the final vote was little more than a for in favor of the bill All 11 opponents were republicans The days principal debate was on Brickers effort to send the bill back to conference and rewrite it to give landlords a better break Brickers chief target was a pro vision to give landlords a fair net operating income He charged that it was obscure and unfair to landlords NIMITZ GETS NEW Admiral Chester W Nimitz left newly designated ad ministrator of the United Nations plebiscite in Kashmir points to that area on a map as he confers with Trygve Lie UN secretarygeneral in the latters office Tuesday India and Pakistan have agreed on a truce in Kashmir while the UN supervises a plebiscite to determine which dominion the princely state will join Catalina Ditched Because of Leak and Engine Failure Honolulu Lt Comdr William C Hartman ditched his navy Catalina patrol bomber in the Pacific because an oil leak caused his port engine to fail it was reported here Tuesday Hartman and 10 others were res cued Monday 650 miles southwest of Johnston island They spent nearly 12 hours in the crippled plane before they were rescued They are now enroute to Kwaja lein by ship Word received here said that Hartman was not able to feather the propeller and maintain his al titude of 3000 feet even though the crew jettisoned wing tanks and all excess gear The report said that Hartman sent a distress message giving his position and then landed in a heavy sea damaging the planes hull Survivors had to bail con stantly to keep the afloat report said Eccles Sees Taper ing Off of Boom Era Cash Requirements for Stock Purchase Cut to 50 Per Cent New York tremor of excitment ran through Wall Street Tuesday as nationwide price cuts and statements by banking of ficials indicated that inflation was on its death bed The stock market opened with a flurry of buying that sent stocks from one to 3 points higher The situation at a glance soon after the opening American Telephone and Tel egraph up a full point United States Steel up points General Motors up f Standard Oil of New Jersey up Mongomery Ward up Santa Fe leading the Rails up On the curb market Kaiser Frazer which announced it was cutting the prices on its various automobile models from to advanced f of a point Even bonds edged upward in the market flurry and commodi ties held firm Cotton futures were unchanged to 2 points higher Margin Cut The increased buyers interest was attributed to the announce ment in Washington by the Fed eral Reserve Board that effective Wednesday only a 50 per cent down payment would be required of investors and speculators in se curities A margin of 75 per cent had been required since Feb I 1947 and a full 100 per cent was required for the 11 months pre ceding that to guard against in flation However Marriner S Eccles senior member of the Reserve Board told a television audience that deflation and not inflation was the problem now facing the country The price cuts by KaiserFra zer which ranged from on the Frazer to on the Kaiser Special were the largest in the auto industry since before the war Simultaneously in Cambridge Mass Henry Ford II president of the Ford Motor company pre dicted a general price reduction for automobiles this year Some Steel Down Other price cuts included a to slash by Westinghouse on 9 radio models to cuts by the Gibson Refrigerator Co on refrigerators and gas ranges a 2 per cent price reduction by sev eral rug and carpet manufactur ers because of lower wool prices an 8 per cent cut by the Electric Storage Battery Co and a cut by the Willard Storage Bat tery Co on their batteries In Pittsburgh the Jones and Laughlin Steel Corp announced price cuts of to a ton on cer tain types of steel In New York and Philadelphia dairy companies announced cuts on milk ranging from one to 3 cents a quart and in Indiana kerosene and other fuel oils were reduced from i to f a cent a gal lon Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and cooler Tuesday afternoon with light rain or snow showers High Tuesday afternoon 35 to 40 Light rain Tuesday night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night 30 High Wednesday 40 Iowa Mostly cloudy occasional rain Tuesday night and Wed nesday Colder southeast and extreme east Tuesday night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night 35 to 40 high Wednesday 40 to 45 5day weather tures will average near normal Normal highs 48 north 54 south Normal lows 26 north 31 south Precipitation will average to 1 inch Rain Tuesday night and Wednesday Clearing Thursday Additional rain Saturday Turn ing colder late Saturday and Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Tuesday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 55 38 37 05 M V   

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