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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 30, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES A NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOR S and United Press Full Lease Wires MASOy TV IOWA MONDAY MAY 30 1949 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Our No 1 Problem Living Within Income rather universal that the federal government of our nation should live within its income Faced with a national debt of billion nobody in his right mind thinks it desirable to let it become larger Here however the agreement ends On the question of how that national debt shall be kept from increasing there are just about as many opinions as there are people And this is particularly true of official Washington President Truman speaking for the administration thinks that federal taxation ought to be upped to the tune of billion annually to care for additional government expenditures which he regards as highly essential At the other extreme is the economy bloc in congress for which Virginia Senator Harry Byrd and New York Rep John Taber are the principalspokes men Theyre insistent on a cut in both spending and taxation Those in the Middle And in between the extremes are the several hundred members of both houses of congress who are caught in the whirlpool of conflicting pressures some for in creased spending others for a reduction in taxation A Washington writer recently described their plight by point farmers want aguarr anteed income the unemployed A TIGHT SQUEEZEPolice said Lawrence Crutcher 82 was crossing an intersection in Nashville when hecol lided with the bus on the left Swerving to the left the bus swept Crutchers Chevrolet convertible into the parked bus on the right Crutcher was killed and 8 bus passengers slightly injured Motion of Another Trial Indicated in Rutledge Case want bigger benefits veterans want increased pensions poor states want rich states to finance their education Lately there has been a propos al to cut all appropriation bills by 5 per cent It had the backing of the economy bloc naturally but it was a bit surprising to see some congressmen not usUally re garded as economyminded line up behind the plan One of these was Paul Douglas of Illinois In the actual out of things however such a 5 per cent paring of expenditures wouldnt have a great importance This is because about 34ths of aUexpen ditures by our federal govern ment are for 4 items generally considered immune to an economy wave Some Areas are Immune One of these is the national military establishment which ac counts for 35 per cent of the total budget With ournational secur ity in the balance few are suf ficiently economyminded to want to pare expenses in this field Another of these items is in the field of veteran benefits which constitute 17 per cent of the to tal federal expenditure picture Not many want to be niggardly in their dealings with those who fought and won the war The third of these items is in the field of foreign economic co operation which takes about 10 per cent of the governments spending Even a small reduction its reasoned might well jeop ardize the success of the program Still another item which doesnt lend itself to reduction is the in terest on public debt That totals 11 per cent of the governments spending picture To cut in this field would be to breach contract with millions of investors in gov ernment securities That of course is unthinkable So when youve eliminated these items which are more or less immune to economy youre left with the proposition of cut ting 5 per cent from the remain ing l4th of federal expenditures This would mean an overall cut of H per cent of the total budget Confllctinr Emotions This brings us to this general situation on Capitol Hill Most senators and representatives are for reduced government spend ing as an abstract proposition But when they get down to cases its different One senator recently expressed himself in this frank manner I think were spending too much money But I cant vote to cut down on federal projects in my state when senators from states around me are voting to give their people more govern ment money What can I do but go along Right in the presidents own household there is open opposition to his program of in spending and increased CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 I Cedar Rapids 7P Another round in the battle for the free dom of Dr Robert C Rutledge Jr was being plotted Monday by his attorneys The handsome 28yearold St Louis childrens specialist was convicted Saturday night of 2nd degree murder for the stabbing of Byron CHattman 29 St Louis aircraft engineer in a Cedar Rap ids hotel room fight last Dec 14 The defense had contended in the monthlong trial that Hattman se duced the doctors pretty 23year old wife Sydney Rutledge Sunday conferred in his jail cell with his attorneys his father and fatherinlaw Wife Leaves His tall blond wife center of considerable testimony and argu ment in closing addresses to the jury left Cedar Rapids Sunday without seeing her husband Sher iff James Smith said the doctor did not want his wife to see him while wearing his jail clothes She and her father Dr How ard B Goodrich returned to the Goodrich home at Hannibal Mo Rutledges parents Mr and Mrs Robert C Rutledge also left for Houston Tex Sunday It was believed that the doctors attorneys would seek to have bond posted for him Tuesday There were indications they would file motion for a new trial Verdict Saturday Judge J E Heiserman in an nouncing the verdict Saturday night gave defense attorneys until July 1 to file such a motion Rut ledge will not be sentenced until the motion is disposed of Conviction of 2nd degree mur der in Iowa carries a penalty of 10 years to life But under the states parole system he would be eligible under a 10year sentence for a parole for good behavior at the end of 70 months Weather Report FORECAST showers or thun dershowers Monday night and Tuesday Not much change in temperature Low Monday night 5565 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a in Sunday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Sunday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 73 50 61 70 51 GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Mon day Maximum 80 Minimum 53 At 8 a m Monday 67 YEAR AGO Maximum fiO Minimum 50 4 Persons Die in Suicide Triple Murder East Grand Rapids Mich UR persons were shot to death early Monday in what po lice said was a triple murder and suicide East Grand Rapids Police Chief Howard Coleman said Richard Peppier 47 shot and killed his estranged wife at her home fa tally wounded a married couple who were her guests and then turned the shotgun on himself The wife Frances 30 who had separated from her husband about a month ago was found dead in the driveway of her home where Peppier ended his own life Cole man said The other victims were Richard Sieswerda 32 who was await ing admission to the bar and his wife Stella 30 RUBBER MAGNATE DIES Westfield N J F Bass 89 retired vice president and general manager of General Rubber company subsidiary of U S Rubber company of New York died Friday night at his home Iowa Holiday Death Total Soars to 14 6 Persons Drown in Fishing Party on Mississippi By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With one day still to go in the Memorial day holiday weekend 14 persons had suffered violent deaths in Iowa Six persons 4 of them children when a fishing boat in which a party of 11 were fishing capsized in the Mississippi river southeast of Green Island Three children of one family drowned The dead were identified as Harlan Keeney 30 Davenport his son Gale 9 Mrs Mabel Christ 30 Davenport and Ronald Keeney 13 Milton Kenney 10 and Donald Keeney 8 all sons of Mr and Mrs Raymond Keeney of Andrew Nearby fishermen helped rescue the 5 survivors Burned Fatally At Davenport 2 Charlotte men were burned fatally when their light plane crashed Sunday just after a takeoff from the Cram field airport Clarence Carter 27 burned to death when the crash occurred Chester Ferguson 50 Nations Toll 238 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nations death toll in traffic and other accidents for the Memorial Day weekend had climbed to 238 Monday several hours before the homeward bound rush of millions mo torists even began Traffic mishaps Accounted for 150 of the fatalities There were 51 drowningrs and 37 deaths from other miscellan eous accidental causes dragged from the flaming shop died later in a hospital Robert Jaspers 23 of Union was killed when his car turned over on highway 114 north of Grundy Center early Sunday Jas pers was thown frrom the car and nis body landed in 5 feet of water in a nearby creek Two more persons drowned in a farm pond near Mediapolis Plou Overman 36 and his son Rich ard 7 drowned when a boat in which they were riding with 2 other persons capsized The acci dent happened on the farm of Claude Overman father of Plon Victim Identified Sunday A Waterloo traffic fatality of Saturday was identified Sunday as Mrs Gertrude Alexander 52 Wa erloo a widow She was struck by a car as she walked along high vay 218 south of Waterloo The earlier holiday fatalities were Eugene L Kuehler 33 Ona wa killed near Salix Friday night n an automobile crash and Eu gene Brown 27 Clinton who drowned in the Mississippi Friday night Ratify Constitution for Soviet Germany The tiger is terrifically strong t rarely attacks groups of armed men However it frequently preys upon women and children SETTLEMENT REACHED IN FORD STRIKEJohn S Bugas Ford clent in charge of labor relations and Walter P Reuther president of the CIO United Auto Workers shake hands Sunday after a settlement was reached that will send 107000 Ford workers back to their jobs Arthur C Viat regional director federal mediation and conciliation service who helped bring management and labor together joins in the handshake Senator Lynes Son Loses Legs Plainfield Plainfield youths lost legs Sunday when the motorcycle they were riding and a car sideswiped near Pearl Rock 5 miles north of Plainfield They are Wallyn Lynes 19 son of State Senator and Mrs J Kendall Lynes and Lloyd Koob son of Mr and Mrs Fred Koob Both are in a Waverly Iowa hospital Lynes left leg was severed at the hip and Koobs at the knee Fire Destroys Cabin caused by a de fective gas stove destroyed one of several cabins owned by Thomas Lofstuen Monday morning causing a loss of The occupants of the cabin sustained no loss 1200 Ford Workers Return to Work as Strike Is Ended Detroit 1200 Ford maintenance workers returned to their jobs Monday at the conclu sion of the CIO United Auto Workers 24day strike But the Ford Motor company estimated it may be 2 weeks be fore full production is resumed in all its plants and 106000 employes are back on the job An agreement leaving the main issue in the speedup dispute to arbitration was reached early Sunday after days steady nego tiations About 65000 UAW mem bers employed in the struck Rouge and Lincoln plants ratified it by big margins at meetings later in the day No Decision Ironically neither company nor union will know for sometime who IN across the nation paused wherever they were Monday to think back to former days Some were fond memories others brought recollections of war time tragedies especially in gold star homes of war II Mason City had its traditional morning services in Central GlobeGazette Photo park Participating was this firing squad from company H of the national guard left to right Capt Bill Skluzacek 712 Madison N W Sgt Bernard A Davis 903 Fillmore N W and Sgt Robert Leath 1017 Jersey N E actually won the strike that cos Ford and theworkers an esti mated Attempts to select either a sin gle arbitrator or a 3man board will begin Tuesday But it may be weeks before any decision is handed down on the main allocation of manpower While production is getting un derway again 3man subcommit tees from the company and union will try for 3 days starting Tues day to select a single arbitrator to settle their differences 3Man Board If they fail each side will name one member of a 3man board The 2 selected then will try to choose a 3rd party within a limit ed time Should they be unable to agree the post will go to Dr Harry Shulman impartial um pire under the Ford contract In the settlement Ford also agreed to rescind disciplinary ac tion against 35 strike leaders in the union To Meet Wednesday on Berlin Rail Strike Berlin German cials of the east and west zones will meet Wednesday to discuss a settlement of the Berlin railway strike Mayor Ernst Reuter of West Berlin announced Monday Reuter said he had received a letter from Willi Kreikemeyer transport chief of the soviet zone calling for an end to the strike Wednesday on the basis of an of fer to pay 60 per cent of the wages of West Berlin railway men in west marks Reuter said he would meet Kreikemeyer at 10 a m Wednes day to discuss a settlement SAME Black jneini traffic U 24 K Eisler Named as Candidate for Council Delegates Told Reds Love of Peace Keeps New War From Flaring Berlin Russiancon trolled German peoples congress ratified by a show of hands Mon day a sovietized constitution it wants to make the basic law for all Germany Only oneof the 2000 delegates abstained offi cially There was no debate The ratification comes as the windup of a 2day meeting in the east Berlin opera house The con stitution of a German d e m o cratic republic is the soviet zones answer to the west German constitution recently adopted at Bonn andratified by the 11 Ger man states of the 3 western oc cupation zones Earlier the congress named Gerhart Eislory communist leader who fled States to a list of 400 candidates for the Rus sianapproved German peoples council for eastern Germany To Reach Germany The 52yearold Germanborn communist leader is expected to reach here via Poland in a few days Eisler who was freed by a British court which refused a United States request for his ex tradition last week has not lived in Germany since the nazi era The list drawn up by the com munists described the alleged top communist agent as a professor at Leipzig university Sunday the delegates heard speaker declare the Berlin railway strike would have flared into a 3rd World war but for the Soviet Unions love of Blasts Howley Dr Otto Nuschke chairman of the sovietlicensed Christian Dem ocratic party in east Germany charged that U S Brig Gen Frank L Hpwleys recent expul sion of sovietcontrolled railway police from the American sector yards could have been the spark to touch off an explosion Sovietzone police guarded west sector railways under a 1945 4 power agreement We should be grateful to tht Soviet Union for its love of peace and restraint in the face of this provocation Nuschke told 2000 delegates to the congress Treasurer of U S Killed in Car Crash Washington UR Police n nearby Bethesda Md Monday in vestigated the circumstances sur rounding the death of William A Julian publicityshy treasurer of the United States for the past 18 years Julian was killed instantaneous y early Sunday when his car collided head on with an auto driven by William Ellis a 37 yearold Negro Ellis suffered se vere lacerations At the time of the accident the elderly financial expert was on his way to the Burning Tree Golf club for his weekly Sunday mooi ng game Police said Julian apparently ran into Ellis while making a sharp left turn into the club grounds They said it would be rp to the states attorney to decide any legal action is warranted after they place all the facts be ore him for review His associates said that Julian robably will be buried in Cfn innati Ohio adopted home own He was born in Kentucky Many students believe that pri mitive men sometimes called sav ges are predominantly religious n their outlook
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