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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 7, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NIWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy HOME EDITION mm MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 7 1949 Thli Paper Consisli of Two No and was ordered held without bond Clad in jail overalls and a red lumber jacket Miller wept at his parents funeral He entered the funeral home with his sister Mrs Glenn Crippen who kissed him when they met At one point during the service Miller supported his estranged wife as she sobbed uncontrollably The murdercharge was filed only a ifew Sheriff Howard Reppert with the shotgun found near the Millers bodies cast some doubt on his earlier theory that the deaths could nothave been murder and suicide The sheriff said the ex periments proved Frank Millers assertion that the weapon because of its age would break open when fired or dropped on the floor ejecting a fired shell Prices Cut on Steel Products Pittsburgh price re ductions in several finished steel products Thursday accentuated an overall shrinkage in the nations steel bill The CarnegieIllinois Steel Cor poration and the National Tube company announced price reduc tions of and a ton in gal vanized steel products The IT S Steel Corporation subsidiaries said the reductions stemmed from a a ton decrease in the price of zinc used in steel coating The drops amounted to approximately a ton de pending on gauges involved on Carnegies galvanized sheet pro ducts and a ton on National Tubes galvanized pipe The National Supply company also announced a cut on its galvanized pipe of onehalf inch and larger sizes Price been appearing in an increasing number of steel products lines recently marking the return of competition to the steel market Furloughing of workers was re ported by a number of fabricators the firms that turn raw steel into finished products The layoffs have resulted from lack of orders Prussian Princess Now American Wife Springfield Mo Prus sian princess granddaughter of Germans World war I kaiser was just plain Mrs Kirby K Patter son American citizen Thursday Mrs Patterson took 2 oaths Wednesday before Federal Judge Albert A Reeves One was the standard oath of citizenship The 2nd renounced her Marina Countess of Lingen and Princess of Prussia Reports Agreements on West German Statehood Problem Washington For eign Minister Robert Schuman said the foreign ministers of the western big 3 Thursday reached important accords in principle on the future of western Germany Schuman spoke briefly to re porters after a 2hour meeting Thursday morning with Secretary of State Dean Acheson and Brit ish Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin at the state department He said texts are being drawn up on the agreements that were reached The ministers will meet again Thursday afternoon and possibly Thursday night as they drive to ward early conclusion of their talks Their talks are aimed at establishing a western German state reportedly by late summer Acheson was said to have told the foreign ministers in 4J hours of talks Wednesday that the 3 powers must speedily resolve their differences on the German ques tion One official said the big pre liminary question is control of the dollars that will finance occupa tion of the 3 fused zones Fusion of the French zone with the AngloAmerican bizone must be achieved before the projected state can be set up The U S must bear the major cost of the result ant trizonal occupation For that reason American negotiators have contended that final ecnomic au thority must rest in American hands LEAVES JAIL TO ATTEND PARENTS FUNERAL Frank Miller exreme stands beside the graves of his parents Mr and Mrs Claud Miller during burial at Hubbard Wednesday Standing beside Miller is his estranged wife Thelma Miller later was charged with murder in connection with the death of his parents and was returned to Polk county jail M Miller Facing Murder Charge DCS Moines Miller 34yearold Polk county road em ploye faced a first degree mur der charge Thursday in the shot gun slaying of his parents The charge was filed Wednes day night shortly after Miller re turned from the Hubbard funeral of his elderly father and mother Mr and Mrs Claud Miller They were slain early Monday at their home north of Des Moines Miller who has denied any con nection with the shootings during 3 days of questioning pleaded in nocent when arraigned before Justice of the Peace Alvin Hoard He waived preliminary hearing Beardsley Okays Auto Fee Boost Des Moines William S Bearsley announced Thursday he has signed a bill raising auto registration fees The bill one of the latest 11 signed by the governor requires fees to be fixed on the basis of gross weight instead of manu facturers weight and postpones the reduction of the fee until the 6th renewal It is designed to help finance a 20year road im provement program Other bills signed by Beardsley Thursday fix the standard weight of soybeans at 60 pounds a bush el make all service men who re ceived discharges with honor eligible for military tax exemp tion and provide for fingerprint ing and photographing of persons received at state penal institu tions and state schools for boys and girls Bloodhounds have been known to follow a trail more than 4 days old Man Dies When Struck by Car c o r o n e rs jury Thursday morning ruled the death of Andrew Mammen 75 of Ken sett who was killed when struck by an automobile driven by Wil liam Kruse of Northwood Wednes day night was accidental The aged man was attempting to cross U S highway 65 in Ken sett when the accident occurred Coroner Robert C Bride of Man ly was called and he ordered an inquest Surviving are 4 sons Carl Ed win Walter and Marion all of Kensett and one daugher Mrs Nick Legethitis of Kensett Brides funeral home of Manly is in charge of arrangements Sees Hope of No Need for Atom Bomb But President Says He Would Order Its Use If Necessary Washington Tru man held out hope Thursday that world peace can be maintained without the need ior dropping another atomic bomb And his administration leaders hoped at the same time that his heavy emphasis on foreign af fairs Wednesday night in a talk with democratic freshmen in con gress might bring new peace to the party The president said he made the decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan in the interest of saving 200000 American lives and per haps 300000 to 400000 of the en emy Now I believe that we are In a position where we will never lave to make that decision again declared But if it has to be made for the welfare of the United States and the democracies of the world are at stake I wouldnt hesitate make it again I hope and pray that that will never be necessary The the cocktail par ty and buffet dinner was the same room of the Carlton hotel where the president enterlaiiied the sign ers of the North Atlantic pact Monday night There was no mention in his offthecuff in those of Vice President Barkley and Speaker differences within the party on domestic legislation There was nb talk of civil rights labor or other con troversial issues Instead the president told some 100 representatives and senators he wanted their support for peace and the welfare of every nation and every race in the world Kirk May Be Successor to Gen Smith Washington GKirk now American ambassador to Bel gium was reported Thursday to be the best bet to succeed Gen Walter Bedell Smith as ambas sador to Moscow There were indications that President Truman and Secretary of State Acheson were near final agreement on the 60year old re tired admiral as the man to take over the tough assignment to the soviet capital In fact Mr Tru man may already have given his final consent to the selection In the new job Kirk may have either many months of relative quiet and isolation from the out side world or he many find him self in a hot spot of negotiation in the cold war General Smith resigned as Pres ident Trumans envoy to tha kremlin on March 25 He has re turned to army service as com mander of the first army with headquarters at New York GETS FORGERY RAP Des Moines C Jewett 46 of Des Moines was found guilty by a district court jury Wednesday of uttering a forged instrument He was charged with forging a check and cashing it in Des Moines recently Judge Tom K Murrow sentenced Jewett to not more than 10 years in Fort Madison penitentiary Iowa Senate Gives Approval for Hike in Aid to Schools Her husband lawyer is a Springfield SAME Omt MMUU to U Des Moines school aid totaling approximately 500000 a one fourth of all local school virtually assured Thursday The Iowa senate joined the house late Wednesday in approv ing 2 bills which will provide the bulk or the annual appropriation The general goal of having the stiiic share 25 per cent of total school expenditures was sought by Governor William S Beards ley the Iowa state education as sociation and the Iowa Farm Bu reau federation The total compares with a year appropri ated for school aids during the current biennium The senate took action to ap propriate of this total It passed 47 to 0 a house bill in creasing the general aid paid to all school districts from to annually This aid is distributed on the basis of av erage pupil attendance Junior colleges included for the first time will get more than a year It also passed 46 to 1 a bill raising the annual allotment for agricultural land tax credits from to Before passing the general aid bill the senate defeated 30 to 19 a socalled one package school aid program proposed by its ways and means committee The one package bill would have made a year available to reimburse local prop erty taxpayers for one half of all local school taxes in excess of 15 mills The senate attached several technical amendments to the gen eral aid and agricultural land tax credit measures The bills then were returned to the house for final action before they go to the governor Senator B a t e s o n REldora voted for the one package bill while Senators Knudson RClear Elthon RFertile and Zastrow RCharles City voted against it GlobeGazette Editorial Gets Solon Reaction Des Moines legisla tors Thursday were discussing a recent editorial in which W Earl Hall managing editor of the Mason City GlobeGazette and member of the state board of education took issue with Gov William S Beards leys budget recommendations for Iowa state educational institutions Hall whose term as a member of the board will expire June 30 unless he is reappointed described the governors attitude toward higher educational institutions as niggardly Hall declared These are things that need to be said It is far more important that they be brought to the at tention of the people of Iowa than that as a member of the state board of education we should have reappointment If acquiescence through si lence to such an assault on the foundations of higher education in Iowa is the price for continuation in this public service we want no part of it Hall said in the editorial that in recent years and at present our governors in their attitude toward statesupported higher education appear to have been motivated by the question How cheaply can these institutions be never how well He said that if Beardsleys rec ommendations were to prevail doors would literally have to be closed on some important areas of instruction at IowaCity Ames and Cedar Falls He said Beards ley has underestimated the will ingness of lowans fbVafford the best in schools Early Named to New Defense Post Washington Tru man Thursday nominated Stephen T Early long time former white house secretary to be undersecre tary of defense The appointment fills a new post created by a law Mr Truman signed on Saturday The idea is that the undersecre tary will in effect be general manager of the military estab lishment handling many details and leaving Secretary of Defense Louis A Johnson more time for dealing with policy matters Early 60 is now vice president of the Pullman company and of its manufacturing affiliate Pullman Inc Blaze Damages Auto Driven by Fire Chief to Firemens Meeting Garner While Fire Chief Ed Ziesmer was driving to a meeting of the fire department in the car of his soninlaw Del Arnold the motor burst into flames The chief found it necessary to send in an alarm for the firemen to come and extinguish the blaze Consid erable damage was done to the car New Farm Program Is Sent to Congress AN ARMY MAN Truman 2nd from a World war I artil lery captain reviews an army day parade Wednesday from a stand on Constitution avenue in Washington In the line with the president are left to right Col Van Rensselaer H Sternbergh commander in chief of the Order of World Wars the presi dent Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson Gen Omar Bradley U S army chief of staff Behind them is an unidentified aide Johnson Asks One Day for Armed Forces Washington nation may have observed its last army day Secretary of Defense Johnson wound up army day ceremonies Wednesday night by announcing that with President Trumans ap proval congress will be asked to junk the special days for each service and substitute one cele bration on armed forces day Besides the April 6 army ob servance there is now an air force day Sept 18 navy day Oct 27 and marine day Nov 10 Johnson named no date for the proposed armed forces day but Admiral Louis E Denfeld chief of naval operations had this sug gestion Make it Sept 2 the anniversary date of the Japanese surrender which ended World war II Iowa Landlords Hold Session Des Moines UR Landlords from a dozen Iowa cities formed a statewide organization here Wednesday night to press for an end of rent controlsbefore the leg islature adjourns Harry Hansen counsel for the Property Owners Association of America who called the meeting said results of surveys being taken among property owners in Iowa cities under rent control will be submitted to Gov William S Beardsley and the legislature There is a surplus of new houses everywhere Hansen said Of course the houses are not for rent But thats because of rent controls The landlords planned to flood legislators with letters and per sonal calls Hansen said the gov ernor is for controls now but he thought Beardsley can be con vinced The meeting was called follow ing enactment of the new federal law permitting statewide decon trol through the legislature or da control by city councils with ap proval of the governor C A Holvik was named to the board of directors as a represen tative of Mason City property owners Des Moines Man Named as Labor Commissioner DCS Moines L Gilbert of Des Moines a retired streetcar man was appointed by Governor William S Beardsley Thursday as state labor commissioner The post pays a year His nomination to replace Charles W Harness of Ottumwa was sent to the senate for con firmation Gilbert was named for the regular term beginning July 1 1949 Gilbert was born at Bussey and received his schooling at Chari ton He has lived in Des Moines since 1022 He formerly was sec retary for the streetcar mens union Separation of Farm Bure and Extension Unit Hailed A program of separation be tween the Iowa Farm Bureau fed eration and the extension service announced Thursday by Howard Hill federation president in Des Moines was hailed by the Cerro Gordo Farm Bureau president as a step in the right direction Thursdays announcement was interpreted here as a victory for county organizations such as those in Worth and Cerro Gordo county who have contended for years that public funds shouldnt be so closely related to an organization engaged in commercial activities as it was expressed by President Earl MDean Mason City The Cerro Gordo Farm Bureau pulled out of the state federation for 7 years to emphasize its atti tude Dean pointed out returning to the state affiliation in 1945 The state federation includes insurance serum and other commercial branches Any separation program such as proposed by Hill will have very little effect in Cerro Gordo be cause we have attempted to do that as much as possible in the past Dean said Hopeful Sign It is a hopeful signrand a step in the right direction even if it is being forced on the Farm Bu reau by the extension department as seems to be the case he added The Farm Bureaus insurance representative in Cerro Gordo county Russell C Amidan already maintains his office in his own home separate from the extension office in the postoffice building Dean noted Dr Sterling Barber Cerro Gordo county central committee chair man sought to include the provi sion of separating the Farm Bu reau from the extension service in the state democratic platform last summer but his resolution was voted down Although the Iowa Federation is definitely working toward a separation program Hill stressed that this is not a complete di vorcement plan The maintenance of separate fi nancial accounts for the 2 groups is one of a number of separation suggestions made to county Farm Bureaus during the last 18 months at district meetings he said Oth er suggestions call for separation of duties and functions of the 2 organizations he said and for separate office space This in no sense means divorce ment as recommended by the de partment of agricultures study committee Hill said The coun ty Farm Bureau boards still wxmld direct county extension work There has been considerable criticism in recent months of the close partnership between the Farm Bureau and the extension service of the department of agriculture The study group recommended discontinuance of any formal op eratifag relationships between tha two groups No Official Action Hill stressed that the Iowa Farm Bureau board of directors has tak en no official action nor formally made any recommendations in the matter He expressed belief that the county Farm Bureaus would accept the separation suggestions and move to effect them Public disclosure of the separa tions moves came in the Iowa legislature with a Farm Bujeau supported bill to place the county appropriations for extension per sonnel in a special county agri cultural extension program fund The bill introduced by Rep Harry E Weichman provides for additional county ap propriations to the extension serv ice to be paid directly into the extension fund These would in clude each per year for counties having home economists county youth assistants and soils assistants i Would Do Away With Price Floors Farmers Would Be Protected by Use of Subsidy Payment Washington Truman administration offered a new farm program Thursday aimed at giv ing consumers a real break on food prices and farmers a stable fair income It would use many of the eco nomic devices now employed by the government But it would make a major change designed to put more meat milk other dairy products eggs and poultry in re tail stores at lower price tags Secretary of Agriculture Bran nan outlined the plan before a joint meeting of the house and senate agriculture committees It is the administrations substitute for the Aiken farm law passed by the republican 80th congress The new the present use the mech anism of government price or in come guarantees to farmers No Floors But unlike the present program the government would not attempt to hold up or put a floor under market prices of foods making up 75 per cent of the farm output Instead it would allow prices to move freely under influence of supply and demand It now buys and holds off the market enough of these to keep prices at farm guaranteed levels In times of big supplies of most items prices would drop below present levels The farmer would get government payments to sup plement money he received from sale of his products For example under the present program the government strive to keep prices of eggs from drop ping below 35 cents a dozen It does this by buying and removing from the market enough of supply to keep prices from going below 35 cents Under the new plan the gov ernment would not interfere with the price movement Get Payment The farmer would get a pay ment from the government cover ing the difference between market price and the return which the program said he should re ceive in this case the payment would be 10 cents a dozen This new support system would be used for meat animals milk butterfat eggs poultry fruits and The present system of support ing prices of nonnerishable and storable wheat and other grains cottons tobacco pea nuts soybeans flaxseed dry beans and peas and be kept This system provides for government removal of the price depressing surplus from the mar ket by means of loans and pur chases APPROPRIATE FUNDS Des Moines William S Beardsley Thursday signed a bill appropriating to pay Iowa State colleges share of re maining costs in construction of a sewage disposal plant being built jointly by the college and the city of Ames AGED WOMAN DIES Fairfield services will be held Friday for Mrs John P Manatery 96 She died Wed nesday at her home She had lived in Fairfield 67 years UN Group Orders Debate in Assembly on Church Trials Success United Nations steering committee beat down bitter Russian protests Thursday and ordered wideopen general assembly debate on the communist prosecution of church men behind the iron curtain The Russians thus suffered a sharp defeat in their first major clash with the western powers at the spring session of the assembly which opened Tuesday The test was on a joint Austra lianBolivian proposal that the as sembly act on the trials of Josef Cardinal Mindszenty in Hungary and 15 Protestant clergymen in Bulgaria The vote was 11 to 2 with Iran abstaining Russia and Poland cast the negative votes The United States suggested Wednesday that the trials be con sidered by the assembly as viola tions of the Hungarian and Bul garian peace treaties but the U S agreed before the vote to support the joint AustralianBolivian pro posal Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Jakob A Malik insisted that Hun gary and Bulgaria and acted prop erly in the and demanded that the U N keep handsoff Malik said the charter of the world organization specifically forbids interference in the domes tic affairs of nations This ought to be remembered by those who are wont to stick their noses in other peoples back yards he said Malik added The charter does not contem plate shielding criminals and trai tors and renegades Groan in Court Costs Defense Witness Corpus Christi Tex courtroom groan cost J R Duncan of San Antonio Duncan was a witness Wednes day in a damage suit He inter rupted Federal Judge Allan B Hannay If you speak out of turn again Ill fine you said the judge Duncan groaned Ill fine you for that unnhh Judge Hannay ordered Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Low Thursday night near 32 High Friday 64 to 68 Iowa Generally fair Thursday night and Friday with little change in temperature Low Thursday night 32 northeast to 33 southwest Minnesota Generally fair Thurs day night and Friday except cloudy with some very light rain or snow Thursday night near Canadian border from Interna tional Falls eastward Not much change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistios for 23 hr period ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 83 Minimum 32 At 8 am Thursday 41 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum M Minimum   

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