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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 1, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS AILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Associated Press and United Pres Full Leas Wires MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS to Likely Five Cents a Copy Feeder Line May Come to Mason City Likelihood of a direct airline j between Mason City and Chicago before June 15 was reported Friday by E Emil Koer ber chairman of the Mason City airport commission The Mason City stop will depend on approval by the civil aeronautics board he said Koerber said that he had been assured by Paul J Rodgers East St Louis 111 traffic manager of Parks Air Transport Inc that the airline would request an ex emption order from the CAB for a stop at Mason City in lieu of Fort Dodge The telephone conversation be tween the 2 followed an an nouncement by Oliver Parks that the airline planned to start flying the ChicagoSioux City feeder line between June 1 and June 15 The route includes stops at Fort Dodge Waterloo and Dubuque in Iowa as certificated by the CAB Fort Dodge does not now have an airport adequate to handle the airliners Koerber said and could not have one completed by June For that reason he contacted the airline with the request that Mason City be included on its schedule The Mason City stop would add only 24 miles and would permit it to tap the business in the North Iowa community of 167400 pop ulation Koerber pointed out He called attention also to the survey made in April 1948 which showed a potential eastwest traffic of 277 passengers monthly from Ma son City The Parks line looks like the opportunity that we have been waiting for ever since we first be gan thinking of Mason City as an airline stop said the airport commission chairman Mason Citys primary interest always has been in a direct connection with Chicago He called attention also to the record set during March with fi passenger tickets sold by the airlines in Mason n the 31 days The sales ex i even the 350 estimate of mmission at the beginning jmonth Koerber said employment Fall After Month Rise Washington The govern ment Friday reported the first drop in unemployment in 5 months The number of people out of work and hunting jobs de clined 54000 from February to March after rising steadily in each of the previous 4 months At the same time the number of people at in fac tories and on 479000 This checked a 2month decline in employment The census bureau in reporting Oiis Friday explained that the total civil labor is people at work or hunting increased from 60388000 in Feb ruary to 60814000 in March The gains in the number of job and the decline in job ssness were explained by the jreau in these words A seasonal expansion in em uloyment in agriculture and some ther industries apparently coun iayoffs in other sectors of the Shooting Probe in Forest City Is Continued Forest City condition of Ruthford Monson 23 was re ported satisfactory Friday by Municipal hospital attendants here as County Attorney Nels Branstad continued his investiga tion of the shooting of Monson by Constable Cecil Aspenson The constables version of the shooting was given Friday by Mayor Roy Schram The mayor said Aspenson told him that he went to Tom and Opals tavern Wednesday evening in answer to a call that an intoxicated man was creating a disturbance He intended to arrest Monson for disorderly conduct Aspenson told the mayor but Monson re sisted arrest and was shot as the 2 reached the door The mayor said Aspenson told him he was trying to take Monson to jail at the time Also investigating the shooting was Sheriff Maurice Monson a cousin of the wounded man who is a son of Nick Monson asd oper ates a farm east of Forest City Ruthford Monson is married The county attorney said one of the constables bullets went through his stomach A dozen or more persons were in the tavern at the time of the shooting Branstad said MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 1 1949 This Paper Consists of Two One No lit CHURCHILL ACKNOWLEDGES APPLAUSEWinston Churchill stands on a platform at Boston Garden waiting for applause from an audience of 13000 to die down before speaking at the convocation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Thursday night In the background is Ber nard Baruch financier left behind who stands in front of a large photomural of M I T See story on page 2 Guard Against Violence in Taxi Strike New York of taxi drivers went on strike lor union recognition Friday and Mayor William ODwyer ordered S250 extra police on emergency duty to prevent expected violence A few minutes after cab drivers walked off the job at a m Leon Zwicker regional di rector for John L Lewis newly organized taxi union charged that company hired strikebreakers were carrying guns to intimidate strikers About half the citys 5000 indfc pendent owneroperators have said they will continue to man their cabs Major fleet operators said they will do everything in their power to keep their 6500 cabs rolling Police who were ordered to 24 hour duty for the duration of the strike were stationed along taxi safety lanes on the citys busiest avenues and cross streets to pre vent violence such as has marked previous taxi strikes in the metro politan area Hoover Group Urges Merger of Federal Business Units Man Who Fired at Officers Sent to Hospital Toledo Elliott 55 o fired at officers a month ago en they came to arrest him for vanity hearing was a mental pa ient Friday at the Independence jtate hospital rlliott was declared insane rsday and ordered transferred i a Marshalltown hospital for f at the state institu tion He had been under guard at Marshalltown while being treated for gunshot wounds Highway Patrolman John Wil son received a cheek wound in an exchange of shots March 2 at El liotts homein Tama Elliott was hit by a policemans bullet and re ceived another self inflicted wound police said inttto ta Governor Signs Highways Bill DCS Moines William S Beardsley Friday signed sev eral major acts of the 1949 legis lature Two were key measures in the water control program which marks a new Iowa policy toward floods and water use The governor approved the bill which will create a state natural resources council with authority over streams and other waters of the state Another bill he signed will give the state health depart ment more powers to prevent or end stream pollution The governor also signed a major highways bill which appro priates from the state general fund to the primary road fund With already available in the highway fund the money will match worth of federal aid for Iowa pri mary road construction Altogether this provides 000000 for a current primary road construction program The governor also approved the temporary appropiiation to launch the activities of the World war II bonus board Washington Hoover commission said Friday that the government should scrap some of its 100 business enterprises merge others and strengthen what is left In its 18th and final report to congress the commission said government business activities such as lending guaranteeing loans and deposits writing life insurance operating railroads and ships and buying and selling farm products add up to about 000000000 It said they also add up to con fusion unnecessary duplication and unnecessary multiplication of effort particularly in the agri cultural field Recommendations The commission made these 3 general types of recommenda tions 1 Strengthening of government should review the power to make direct loans and in nonemergency periods Vote Veto Power Washington UR The senate executive expenditures commit tee Friday voted to give either house of congress veto power over all government reorganiza tion plans As requested by the adminis tration and approved bythe house the presidents reorgan ization proposals would go into effect unless both houses of con gress disapproved But the sen committee voted 9 to 2 to let either house alone kill such proposals by a simple majority vote should place restrictions on direct loans so that normal private channels of credit are utilized to the fullest extent possible 2 commission task force committed recom mended liquidating the recon struction finance corp which performed a useful and neces sary function in the days of the depression and during the war But the commission itself be lieves it preferable that the cor poration be reorganized to guar antee loans by commercial banks The inland waterways corpora tion should be scrapped imme diately and the Puerto Rico con struction administration a relief and rehabilitation project should be liquidated and it activities dis tributed among other agencies Merger Urged 3 housing activ ities should be placed in one agency under a single administra tor and farm credit organizations should be merged Three task lending agencies revolving funds and business enterprises and water resources to the report of the commission headed by former President Her bert Hoover Toft Asks Billion Expense Cut Answers Presidents Request for Boost in Federal Taxes By JACK BELL Washington Taf ROhio offered his propose slash in federa spending Friday as the answer t President Trumans argument tha a federal deficit would hurt mor than a tax boost Taft who heads the senat GOP policy committee com merited If we can cut 10 per cent ou of most of these appropriatiot bills that are coming along w can save and hav a comfortable surplus of mor than to apply on th debt Predicts Deficit Mr Truman has predicted tha the government will run 000 in the red in the year begin ning next July 1 unless taxes ar increased His warning that sucl a deficit would do more damag than higher taxes came at his new conference Thursday But Taft contended this wouk be only a book deficit To pu on new taxes in a time of falling prices would do more harm than good the Ohioan added Chairman George DGa o the senate finance committe agreed with Taft that the way t keep the budget balanced is to cu raise taxes Sees Peculiarity Senator Wherry of Nebraska the GOP floor leader said i sounded a little peculiar to have a democratic president say tha deficit spending might bring on a depression Thats what democratic ad ministrations have been engaging in for 16 spending Wherry said I think such spend ing will help avoid a depression temporarily but of course it wil wreck the economy in the long run Syrian President Refuses to Quit Damascus Syria UR Presi dent Shukri AlKouwatly report edly was refusing to resign Friday thus stalemating the armys at tempts to set up a new govern ment AlKouwatly was said to have defied all demands for his resig nation from army leaders who de posed Premier Khaled El Azams government in a bloodless coup Wednesday A Beirut dispatch said army leaders were understood to be preparing to try AlKouwatly on charges of violating the constitu tion because of his refusalto quit GET SCHOLARS AWARDS Iowa City Brisben Council Bluffs and Mary Louise Anneberg Carroll are among winners of the University of Iowas University Womens asso ciation scholarship awards They received savings bonds Torn Clark Will Resign Officials Say Washington UR Attorney General Tom C Clark has in formed the white house that he intends to leave the cabinet July 1 administration officiSs said Friday These sources said that like top government officials Claifr submitted his resignation before President Truman his new term in January Mr Tru man has taken no action on it They said that Clark will fol low up his January letter with a more formal letter of resignation probably in June He will tell Mr Truman it was said that he wants to reenter private law practice Speculation about his successor has centered around Clark Clif ford the presidents special coun sel Rock Island Wants to Raise Funds for 10 Diesel Engines Washington Chicago Rock Island and Pacific railroad company Friday asked Interstate Commerce Commission authority to issue of equipment trust certificates The proceeds will be used in connection with a pur chase of 10 new Diesel locomo tives Hart Sworn in as District Attorney for Southern Iowa Des Moines William R Hart of Iowa City was sworn in Friday as federal district attor ney for the southern Iowa district Federal Judge Charles A Dewey administered the oath in the courtroom of the federal building at 10 a m Hart an Iowa City attorney succeeds Maurice F Donegan of Davenport who has served since 1940 INTRODUCES BILL Washington bill to ap prove and implement an interna tional agreement for nature pro tection and wild life preservation in the western hemisphere was introduced in the senate Thursday I by Senator Gillette ATT A A nrk t tf i GlobeGazette Photo ALL your eyes dont deceive you it will not be necessary to go a half mile to the Rock Island station to catch the afternoon Rocket For the benefit of out of town shoppers Chuck Sorlien GlobeGazette photographer by a trick all his own brings this crack train right to the corner of First N W and Federal where the park provides an ample depot But dont let the photo fool you on April 1 The auto traffic signals are still in effect i I See Rejection of Red Pact Protest UNWRAPPING PROBLEMA repairman In vlncoTver B C puzzled Thursday over Andrew Al lens automobile after it smashed into a metal pole The car was wrapped around the pole so completely that the front and rear wheels overlapped Allen although not thrown clear was only slightly shaken Iowa House Defers Action on Labor Bill Compromise Des Moines ac tion on the highly controversial labor bill was deferred abruptly until next week when the house of representatives reconvened Friday afternoon Rep Harry E Weichrhan R majority party floor leader moved for deferment be cause a considerable number of members already had left for home The house then turned to several legalizing acts Labor scored 4 victories in a row in the house Friday First Rep M F Hicklin R leader of the manage ment forces south to have the ompromise ruled out of order Speaker Gus T Kuester RGris wold ruled that the compromise was in order The compromise would legalize union shops but retain the ban on closed shops placed by the 1947 legislature Next the management side noved for adjournment It was de feated 66 to 26 Then Rep Dewey Goode R Bloomfield sought to force a sep aration of the compromise bill so that the house could vote on it section by section Kuester said hat the attorney generals office ield that the compromise was ust one amendment The speaker hen ruled that the compromise must be voted upon as a whole Another attempt by the man agement side for adjournement until Monday lost 59 to 35 Rutledge in Innocent Plea Cedar Rapids Robert C Rutledge pleaded innocent Fri day to a charge of first degree nurder in the slaying of Byron C 3attman in a hotel room here last December The plea was entered before District Judge J E Heiserman by rlutledges attorney R S Milner Heiserman Thursday had denied a bill of particulars in the case and held that the murder indictment against Rutledge was adequate Rutledge was in the courtroom or the brief session Friday but the only time he spoke was to give his name After the plea was entered Rutledge was returned to jail No attempt was made to free the St Louis pediatrician on bond The case goes automatically to the April term of court Rutledge has been in jail here ince he surrendered voluntarily ast week to the Linn county sher ff His extradition to Iowa had been sought for 3 months The body of Hattman was found n a Cedar Rapids hotel room last Dec 15 The indictment against Rutledge charges that Hattmans laying was wilful and premedi ated Says State Defender in Iowa Needed Fort Madison Presi dio magazine published by state penitentiary inmates said Friday that Iowa needs a public defender Much needed in Iowa is a pub lic defender who will make justice available to anyone who is unable to hire an attorney to defend him the article said It charged that the upper accused of crime re ceives at best perfunctory justice The public defenders office should be established in the state government with as much pow er in his own field as the attor ney general the Presidio said He would defend only those unable to secure an attorney otherwise In Chicago last year the article said the public defender won 23 acquittals in 39 contested jury trials olice Investigate Safecracking Menace Police Friday were investigating the latest in a eries of salecrackings here R E Graham owner of the Ot umwa laundry reported that bur lars broke a padlock on his of ice safe Wednesday night and ook in cash and checks Woman Is Killed When Automobile Overturns Osceola Orville Staut 55 of Leon was killed Friday when an automobile inwhich 4 women were riding overturned on highway 69 11 miles northeast of here Mrs M M Painter 63 Leon driver of the car and Mrs Frank Boies 50 Leon were hospitalized The 4th passenger Mrs Grace Wallace 63 Leon was not in jured Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and cold Friday night with low 20 to 25 In creasing cloudiness and warm er Saturday with high 45 Iowa Fair Friday night Saturday increasing cloudiness and warm er with rain south portion by night Low Friday night 2530 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average near highs 55 to GO lows 34 to 38 Fair Friday Increasing cloudiness and warmer Saturday with rain in south portions by night Rain Sunday and again Monday nighl and Tuesday Warmer Sunday Minor temperature changes un til turning colder Tuesday Pre cipitation will average about i inch not quite so cold northwest Friday night Satur day partly cloudy and warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum 34 Minimum 24 At 8 a m Friday 28 Snow Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum inches 11 37 25 Soviet Fears Alliance as Aggressive Acheson Schedules New Series of Talks on Treaty Proposals By JOHN M HIGHTOWER Washington JP Diplomatic authorities predicted Friday that the United States and other At lantic powers will reject outright Russias protest against their se curity treaty The only question that occurred to them was Shall the turndown be by an official diplomatic note or by a public statement Russias protest was delivered late Thursday having been sent around to the state department bjlP the Russian embassy The text as released in London by the Russian news agency corn plained that the Atlantic defense pact due to be signed here Mon day by 12 nations is aggressive in character and is directed against the Soviet Union Russia had pre viously taken this stand in a less formal way No Comment There was no immediate offi cial comment here but there ap peared no slightest chance that the protest would affect the treaty signing schedule Secretary of State Acheson scheduled a round of conferences with western European foreign ministers Friday They included a talk on Germany with Robert Schuman of France Schuman arrived here Thursday night Diplomatic authorities added that there was no doubt that issues involved in unifying and governing western Germany would play a large part in their discussions Arrange Talks Acheson arranged talks later iri the day with the foreign of Belgium Luxembourg and Por tugal They all fit into the pattern of a determined effort by the At lantic powers to iron out all their major differences The unity ef fort will be formalized in the At lantic treaty to be signed here Monday The vast range of problems was dramatically demonstrated Thurs day Acheson discussed then the German and Greek situations as well as other European questions in a 2 hour talk with British For eign Secretary Bevin then went immediately into a conference with Dirk U Stikker the Nether lands foreign minister with whom he talked mostly about Indo nesia In connection with Indone has been a sore point in Netherlands American rela urged Stikker to take quick steps to call a peace conference with the leaders of the Indonesian republic Senator Raps Churchill as Propagandist Washington uproari ous senate battle over Winston Churchills connection with the SpanishAmerican war appeared at an end Friday at least for the time being But before the debate reached its noisy conclusion Thursday night Britains wartime minister was characterized vari ously as a world leader of great stature and a coldblooded propagandist Churchills sole detractor was Senator William Langer R N Dak who startled the senate lier this week by charging that Churchill took up arms for Spain during her war against United States In a telegram to Senator Tom Connally D Texas Churchill promptly dismissed the Langer statement as utterly devoid of truth Langer took the floor again Thursday in an effort to back up his charge He said that a 193334 issue of the International Whos Who stated that Churchill entered the army in 1895 and served in Cuba with Spanish forces against the Americans Churchill he roared himself in a cloak of propaganda and 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