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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 13, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 13 1949 This Paper Consists of Two One No 237 GlobeGazette Photos HARVESTING oats harvest is on in North Iowa as these pictures taken on the Melvin Ferrier farm 5 miles north of Cartersville show Ferrier is shown scoop ing the golden grain in picture below Operating his own combine on the farm is Dick Marsh of Dougherty The oats was yielding close to 60 bushels to the acre To Run for ReElection in New York New York William ODwyer announced Wednesday that he will run for reelection The mayor said at a news confer ence I deem it my duty in the best interests of the city to run for reelection The announcement came a day after the democratic mayor con ferred with President Truman in Washington and just after Man hattan District Attorney Frank S Hogan had been promised the nomination by 3 of the citys 5 democratic leaders Twice before ODwyer had been offered the democratic nomination and turned it down In his statement Wednesday he specifically rejected the support of the sinister elements of Tam rnany Hall and said my appeal is to the decent citizens of every party He was backed by Tammany when he ran for his first term of office His relations with the powerful democratic organization have deteriorated in recent months Tammany Leader Hugo Rogers was one of the 3 county bosses who backed Hogan In his statement ODwyer did not make it clear whether his de cision to run again meant a pri mary race against Hogan Claims Few Negroes Are Communists Washington house un American activities committee re ceived testimony Wednesday that only a fragment of American Ne groes are communist but that the reds plan to set up a soviet re public among Negroes in the south And from Rep Walter DPa came a proposal that Negro Sing er Paul Robeson be called before the committee to explain some of his recent statements The com mittee took no immediate action Robeson on a recent European tour described Russia as the coun try he loves above all others and predicted that in case of a U S soviet war American Negroes would not fight Russia Leading Negroes had asked the unAmerican activities committee to provide a forum to answer Robeson and testify that most American Negroes are loyal to their country Jackie Robinson 2nd baseman of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the first Negroto break into the ma jor leagues was billed as a star witness But his appearance was postponed until Monday Instead of hearing Robinson the committee heard Alvin Stokes a Negro investigator on its staff say that about 1400 Negroes or barely more than a 10th of one per cent of the Negro popula tion of the country are reds He did not identify any individual Negroes as communists He said the Negroes of this country appreciate the blessings of America And he said the communist party has a program camouflaged for the time being for setting up a soviet repub lic in the socalled black belt of the south Wants Arms Left Out of Treaty Wherry Proposal Would Leave Aid Program Separate Washington Senator Wherry proposed Wed nesday tlaat the senate specify a policy of no arms for Europe to back up the Atlantic pact unless there is an actual attack Wherry said such a proviso would leave the administrations military aid the state department has described as wholly separate from the to stand on its own merits The senate has been in angry debate for 6 days over whether the treaty commits the United States to supply arms for Europe Pact friends say no But treaty critics insist it will Following Terms Wherry claiming support from other senators said he will ask the senate to adopt this agree ment That it is the intent of congress no arms will be furnished to im plement the North Atlantic treaty until action is called for under Article 5 of the treaty to meet an attack This is the article states an attack on one shall be considered an attack on all The proposal Wherry said will be offered as an amendment to the resolution to ratify the not to the treaty itself In this way he said the senate could spell out its stand on arms with out renegotiation of the treaty No Commitment Senator Watkins RUtah has offered a reservation to the treaty which says there is no legal or moial commitment in the treaty to furnish arms to Europe But if the senate should accept this reservation the treaty would have to be taken back to Canada and the 10 European nations to get their agreement to the reser vation Ca Stri Against Steel Companies Charles City Man Is Charged With Drunken Driving Fred Mugan 38 Charles City was charged with operating a mo tor vehicle while intoxicated on county attorneys information and was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon Mugan and his brother Edward L Mugan 35 Charles City were injured when their auto went over an em bankment south of the Great Lakes Terminal on highway 106 early last Friday The OMVI charge was with held temporarily until it was de termined which one of the bro thers was driving Fred Mugan has admitted he was the driver of the car a deputy sheriff who investigated said He was previ ously fined for intoxication and disorderly conduct in con nection with the mishap Edward Mugan was released from Park hospital Wednesday He received a broken jow in the accident Give Ouster Warning to Catholic Reds Vatican City Vatican announced late Wednesday that 11 Catholics who attach them elves to communism will incur he automatic excommunication the Roman Catholic church The Vatican holy office in an inprecedented denunciation con demned communis as a material stic and antiChristian doctrine followers no longer would 36 permitted to remain within he church The statement on communism was contained in a decree pub ished in the minutes of the apos olic see It said The faithful Christians who make profession of the material stic and antiChristian doctrine of the communists and those who defend and propagate it incur ip so facto as apostates of the Cath olic faith the excommunication reserved in a special manner to he holy apostolic yee Youth Drowns While Swimming in River Quasqueton Kuhn 18 son of Mr and Mrs Cecil Kuhn of Rawley drowned in the Wapsipinicon river here Tuesday at about 9 p m Jack Freeman of Independence told authorities he and Ronald had been haying and had gone swim ming to cool off in the river be hind the store building here He caid he saw Kuhn was in trouble and tried to save him but was al most pulled under himself There are 102 CAAlicensed Aircraft mechanic schools in the Report Mindszentys Health is Failing Vienna Austria rank ing Catholic church official said Wednesday that Joseph Cardinal Mindszentys health was reported rapidly deteriorating He said the Hungarian cardi nals mother was profoundly shocked by her sons deathlike appearance when she visited him in prison recently Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Wed nesday night with low near 62 Little change Thursday Iowa Fair northeast and parti J cloudy south and west through Thursday Not much change in temperature Low Wednesday night near 60 northeast 6065 southwest Minnesota Partly cloudy north and east mostly cloudy with scattered showers southwest portion Wednesday night Thursday fair little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wed nesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Wednesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Try to Expel UAW Left Wingers Milwaukee left wing opponents of President Walter P Reuther will be recommended for expulsion from the CIO United Auto Workers for treasonable ac tivity it was learned Wednesday Members of the UAW national convention grievance committee revealed they have voted unani mously in favor of kicking out Tracey Doll and Sam Sage leader of the antiReuther progressive unity caucus They will make their recom mendation to the convention Thursday or Friday The commit tee reached its decision after hold ing hearings Monday and Tues day In his state of the union report Sunday Reuther unleashed a blistering attack on the 2 former leaders of the once leftist CIO Wayne county council in Detroit He accused them of betraying the UAW by releasing a sup pressed report that delegates to the 194G convention had been in timidated This slanderous and untruth ful report charges our union with gangsterism racketeering and col loboration with employers he said He then added We are confi dent that the delegates will take what steps are necessary to pro tect the union and its members against this kind of treasonable at tack More Church Leaders Face Czech Purge Prague Czechoslovakia UR Reliable sources reported Wednes day that some members of the Catholic hierarchy in Czechoslo vakia would be charged with trea son against the communist gov ernment No word was forthcoming a once as to when the predictec charges would be made or agains whom specifically Archbishop Joseph Beran of Prague has been the chief target of a governmen campaign church against the Catholic Informants quoted from wha was described as a communis party circular dated June 28 which said We have the impression tha the priests and the ecclesiastica hierarchy are courting punishing in order to become national mar tyrs We shall handle them as we handled our own political reac tion in February 1948 when th communists seized power in Czechoslovakia and immediately set about eliminating all opposi tion elements Jennifer Jones David Selznick Are Wed on Yacht Portofino Italy UR Jennifei Jones and David O Selznick American movie star and her pro ducerboss were married Wed resday aboard his yacht off th Italian Riviera Capt Ernest Stround skipper o the yacht Menona performed th ceremony It climaxed months o speculation over when the actres and the producer would be mar ried Their offagain onagain plans had kept the gossips guess ing Acheson Is Against Cut in Arms Aid Washington Secretary oj State Acheson Wednesday flatly opposed any cut in the adminis trations projected foreign arms aid program He said this figure represents the absolute minimum needed foi Aestern Europe and other areas The secretary stated his posi tion at a news conference while opposition led by Senator Tait R Ohio was wiping out prospects for a quick senate vote on the North Atlantic treaty The small group opposing the defense agreement centered their fire on the military aid program and the commitments carried in the pact Acheson also commented on another issue which has arisen on capitol hill He agreed with Sen ator Dulles RN Y that the United States delegation at the Big 4 foreign ministers meeting in Paris had considered whetlpir the American people should be kept artificially alarmed and had re jected the idea completely The matter came up Acheson said in discussion of whether the Russians might try to create a false sense of peace and security by making a show of cooperation The U S delegation he added decided that it should not reject any possible avenue of coopera tion with the soviet union merely because acceptance of the avenue might relax tension in the world Walkout to Begin on Friday Murrays Union Accepts 60Day Truce Proposal Expected to Be New Belgian Ambassador Washington Truman is expected to nominate Robert D Murphy political ad viser to Gen Dwight D Eisen hower during the war to be the next ambassador to Belgium ad ministration Wednesday sources reported Murphy a career diplomat and a native of Milwaukee is anting director of the state departments office of German and Austrian af fairs He is touring Germany following the recent Big 4 meeting in Paris Informants said Murphy prob ably would go to Brussels in the fall He would succeed Vice Adm Alan G Kirk who recently be c a m e American ambassador to Russia Gas Tax Refund Up to U S High Court 88 59 74 93 6 By DWIGHT McCORMACK Des Moines up to the U S supreme court now whether Iowa farmers get in refunds for school taxes paid and to be paid In other words the long litiga tion over the validity of the 1945 agricultural land tax credit act now has been taken to the high est court in the land The tribunal is not expected to announce until sometime after Sept 1 whether it will accept the case If the court refuses the lawsuit begun in 1945 is finally ended If the court accepts the case full scale arguments and briefs will follow with a final de cision later The United States supreme court now is taking its usual sum mer vacation Attorney General Robert L Larson said There is no telling how soon after it re convenes on Sept 1 the court will rule on the case The court has been asked to accept the case And we have filed our resistance The rest is up to the court The 1945 legislature enacted a law providing for the rtatc to reimburse owners of agricultural lands of 10 acres or more for school taxes paid in excess of 15 mills a year That legislature ap propriated for reim bursement of school taxes paid in 1947 The 1947 legislature appropri ated a year for reim bursement of taxes paid in 1948 and 1949 And the 1319 legislature appropriated a for reimbursements of taxes paid in 1950 and 1951 The last 2 appropriations were made despite the fact that the litigation began late in 1945 Mrs Laura Dickinson of Epworth brought the suit She lost the casa AP Wirephoto SCOTT ARRIVES AT Scott 16 arrives at Virginia state penitentiary Tuesday night to start a 99 year term for slaying his classmate Dana Marie Weaver 16 at Roanoke Va on May 8 in a church parish house Gov Beardsley Favors Lower Tax Rate for Sealed Corn Des Moines William S Beardsley said Wednesday that in his opinion governmentsealed corn should be taxed at the lower grain handlers rate than on the regular personal property basis He told his news conference he had asked Attorney Gen eral Robert L Larson for an opinion on the question He added that he hoped it will be forthcoming in a few days Pittsburgh Mur ray president of the CIO United Steelworkers issued a strike call Wednesday against all steel com panies who have rejected Presi dent Trumans 60day truce plans The strike will be effective at midnight Friday when contracts expire Murray said the strike would be against the giant U S Steel Corp and the nations 2 largest independents Bethlehem Steel and Republic Steel These 3 com panies employ approximately 315000 workers The United Steelworkers wage policy committee voted to accept the white houses plans for a 60 day truce while a presidential factfinding board investigates the pension wage and insurance The truce would apply how ever only to those companies who likewise agree The big 3 re jected the plan contending that it circumvents the TaftHartley law Youngstown Sheet Tube Co Jones Laughlin Steel Co and Wheeling Steel however agreed to work under provisions of the pending contract Wednesdays action averted a nationwide strike call originally planned for the end of this week After meeting with Murray the wagepolicy committee left for their homes to carry strike in structions to the rankandfile Murray said had not heard from any of the companies and the strike call applied to them un less they agreed with the presi dential proposal Murray said the strike call applied to 61 basic steel producing companies in cluding their subsidiaries in the Dubuque county district court On appeal to the Iowa supreme court she won But on rehearing the court reversed itself The case iho taken to the U S su preme court Claims for taxes paid in 1947 totaled nearly How ever since only is avail able if the claims are paid the refunds will be at the rate of about 17 per cent Claims for taxes paid in 1948 totaled more than If those are paid refunds will be at the rate of 38 per cent from the available No tabula tion has been made of claims for taxes paid this year for which another is available for refunds None of the claims will be paid unless the U S supreme court refuses to accept the case or decides he act is valid Farmers Get 2 Offers on Corn Storage By THOR J JENSEN GlobeGazette Farm Editor New Iowa corn storage problem involves nearly 200 million bushels under govern ment loan seals with CCC storage bins for 25 million bushels and the 2nd largest corn crop in Iowa his tory a 3rd of the way toward har vest The state PMA committee con sequently is bending every effort to urging the farmers to provide new storage space for the coming crop so the sealed corn can stay on the farms Herve Hazen state PMA chairman explained here Wednesday The government is making 2 offers to the farmers to encourage the building of new storage space and to keep the old corn on the farms he said 10 Cents a Bushel 1 Ten cents a bushel for stor ing the old corn under the reseal ing program 2 A government loan up to 85 per cent of the cost of new stor age bins or 45 cents a bushel on the rated capacity whichever is the lesser The loan will be for 5 years at 4 per cent interest It may be had either under government guaran tee from a bank or directly from the Commodity Credit corpora tion he added Either wooden or steel fains which are up to specifi cations will be eligible Hazen spoke at a meeting which Otto Brandau PMA field man had called for the county AAA committees and office vork ers from the 11 counties in his district They included Mitchell Floyd Butler Bremer Black Hawk Chickasaw Howard Win neshiek Fayette Allamakee and Clayton Brandau explained the provisions of the corn resealing program Every County Similar meetings are being held in every county in Iowa this week said One will be held Fri day at the I O O F hall in Clari on beginning at a m ac cording to Clarence E Ulum of Swaledale PMA fieldman for that district The district includes Worth Winnebago Cerro Gordo Franklin Wright Po The matter arose out of the fact that 1948 corn under government loan will become taxable next Jan 1 under the personal prop rety statute The Iowa production and mar keting administration is fearful that if the grain is taxed at the personal property rate farmers will not reseal 1948 corn The PMA is seeking to keep the grain off the market by resealing it be fore next Jan 1 The question of a special legis lative session also has arisen out of the matter Beardsley said that if Larson rules the tax shall be at the hand lers rate there will be no need for a special session Chairman Warren Wells of the state tax commission and I have canvassed the tax matter and we are in general agreement that the handlers tax properly ap plies to grain in storage the gov ernor said adding In reading the chapter the provisions are broad enough to include government sealed corn The tax rate on grain handlers is onefourth mill per bushel Beardsley said the Iowa personal property rate last year averaged 377 mills per township It would be unfair and dis criminatory to tax farmers on corn held in storage at a higher rate than that charged a private individual or corporation the governor said Russia Attacks MacArthur Washington Russia charged Wednesday that Gen Douglas MacArthur and the Jap anese government are carrying on a brutal campaign against the democratic forces in Japan Soviet Ambassador Alexander S Panyushkin told the 11nation far eastern commission also that American policies have brought the Japanese economy to a state of total collapse Panyushkin called on the com mission to rule that workers in Japanese government enterprises may bargain collectively and go on strike MacArthur and the Japanese government have forbidden strikes on government enterprises Panyushkin declared that all the Pacific allies but the United States favor giving strike rights to government workers He charged the United Stats has tried by all possible means to keep the commission from adopting a policy on this issue First President of Eire is Dead Dublin Ireland o c t o r Douglas Hyde 88 first president of Eire died Tuesday night A scholar and poet Hyde was chosen president by acclamation and took the oath of office June 25 1938 A Protestant he headed a predominantly Catholic nation Ill health forced him to an nounce his retirement as his 7 year term drew to a close He was succeeded by Sean OKelly after the presidential election of June 1945 cahontas Webster and Calhoun counties Manager Roy Calwell and Bob Warren of the North Iowa Steel Building Corp showed a sound moving picture on farm storage buildings at the New Hampton meeting and were asked to bring it to the Clarion session also Killed Under Truck Wheels Leon Hagard 39 a driver for the Auto Transport Co at Oklahoma City Okla died at a Leon hospital Monday night of injuries suffered when he fell under the wheels of a semi trailer Hagard slipped and fell when he stepped off a 2nd transport truck while attempting to check whether the vehicles load would clear a railroad trestle GETS FFA POST Columbus Ohio UR Donna Winegarden Wellman Iowa was elected a national vice president of the Future Homemakers of America at a 13state FHA con vention here Tuesday The or ganization is made up of high school home economics pupils SAME DATE fBlmck flat traffic IB   

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