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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 12, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 12 1949 This Paper Consist ol Two One No 2SS Vote to Ask Return of MacArthur General Has Said He Does Not Wish to Return to U S AP Wirephoto PAVING RIPPED BY some withort shoes examine a hole in the paving of a street in a residential section in Des Moines Thursday night after a record breaking rain inundated several areas Des Moines Hit by Record 2Hour Rain Des Moines A 3i inch downpour in Des Moines Thurs day night clogged storm sewers knocked down many tree limbs and temporarily flooded streets in some sections of the city The rain moved across the state from eastern Iowa where Daven port was deluged earlier In the last 2 days ending at Friday morning Davenport had 672 inches of rain the weather bureau reported Most of this fell Thurs day morning when streets and basements were flooded and 15 families forced toevacuate a housing project City crews were out in Des Moines Friday cleaning up the stormbeaten streets A recordr breaking amount of rain fell in a 2hour period Thursday night PICK UP xziJH The Iowa weather bureau measured the rain between and p m in downtown Des Moines at 346 inches The previ ous record for a 2hour rain in Des Moines was 344 inches the weather bureau files showed The water caused flash floods in some sections of thecity Storm sewers became overloaded and manhole covers were popped off Geysers of water spouted 3 to 4 feet in the air from the uncov ered manholes Bomb Wrecks Automobile of American Official in Prague Prague Czechoslovakia bomb wrecked the car of Assistant U S Air Attache John Childs Thursday mid night some 45 minutes after he parked it in front of his apartment house The blast awakened the 25yearold assistant attache and broke windows in several nearby buildings on Lodecka street To Take Arms Cut Fight to House Floor No Bonus Tax Levy Needed for Next Year Des Moines are not going to have to pay in taxes in 1950 that they had to pay this year State Treasurer John Grimes said Friday he has informed the tax commission it will not be nec essary to levy a tax for the sol diers bonus for 1949 and payable Washington Advocates of cutting President Trumans 450000000 arms aid bill gave up the fight in the house foreign af fairs committee Friday They de cided to make their stand on the house floor instead The bill is due to reach the floor next week after the foreign af fairs committee votes on it Mon day Representatives Vorys ROhio and Richards DS who had been spearheading the drive for cuts told newsmen they plan no further committee action but will make their fight when the bill comes before the house Their decision to toss in the sponge in committee followed de feat Thursday by a tie vote of a Richards amendment to reduce the amount of arms aid for At lantic pact nations to and rejection Friday on a techni cality of a similar amendment The amendment offered Friday would have trimmed the bill by the same amount but it would have done it by percentage Chair man Kee DW Va ruled it out of order on the ground the com mittee already had rejected the same proposal the center of Prague A U S embassy spokesman said Prague police had been asked to investigate The embassy will take no further steps until the investi gation has been completed the spokesman said Childs had returned to his apartment at p m after driving a dinner guest home Childs said the bomb appeared Washington fp The senate foreign relations and armed serv ices committees voted 13 to 12 Fri day to ask Gen Douglas Mac Arthur to return from Japan for a report to congress Senators reported this vote priv ately as they came from a closed door session of the 2 committees They said the vote followed a long and angry debate It was re ported an effort might be made to get the committees to recon sider the action Truman Willing President Truman told his news conference Thursday he would order MacArthurs return when ever the general himself requested it MacArthur said in Tokyo Fri day he does not want to return at this time Two of Vir ginia and Russell of were said to have joined 11 repub licans in supporting the move to summon MacArthur as a witness on the administrations foreign arms aid bill One senator said the republi cans who planned MacArthurs re turn were Vandenberg Wiley Smith N Hick enlooper Lodge Bridges N Gurney S Saltonstall Morse Baldwin Conn and Knowland Cal Against Return Democrats voting against he said were George Thomas Pepper Green R McMahon Fulbright Connally Chap man Johnson Ke fauver Hunt and Tydings Md Knowland said he regards the vote as an indication that a large segment of the committee wants to hear its own witnesses and doesnt want to be spoonfed from a white paper about conditions in China Say First Lady Given Gift of Deep Freezer Republicans Hit Trumans Charges of GOP Filibuster Washington Trumans assertion that republican filibusterers are delaying money bills in the sen ate brought GOP counter charges Friday that the democrats are stalling congress adjournment Senator Morse told a reporter he thinks there is a democratic plot to keep congress in session and thereby teep republican off the stump this fall A Senator Lucas of Illinois the democratic leader retorted that this is only a figment of the senators imagination Senator Wherry of Nebraska the GOP floor leader and Senator Taft of Ohio chairman of his par tys policy committee took issue with the president on the money to have been homemade It con sisted of a lead pipe inserted in a tin canof powder He said he thought it probably had been shoved under his car after he parked it He said he had not received any threatening letters and knew of no reason why an attempt should be made on his life Childs a native of Lewiston Maine came to Prague about 5 months ago He is single The car was a 1948 Pontiac A fragment of the lead pipe penetrated an iron shutter and broke a shop window Another Triplets Born to Iowa Woman Omaha Nebr triplets born to a 37 year old window across shattered the street also in 1950 Grimes said the 195 mill tax levied for 1948 and payable this year will provide enough money to pay the interest and retirement on the soldiers bonus bonds that will become due in December of this year Bids on the first tot of bonds valued at will be opened at the state treasurers office Aug 17 The first group of these bonds mature Dec 2 1949 Their matur ity value will be plus interest The maximum amount the state could pay out this year would be 625000 That would be 000 maturity value plus interest of on the total possible bond issue ol The state treasurer last Decem ber informed the state tax com mission that would be required to pay off bonds and in terest under the bonus law ap proved by the voters The 1949 state legislature pro vided for the bonus from thegeneral fund and pro vided up to in bonds should be sold in 4 lots Duluth Invaded by Hungry Bears Duluth Minn UR Hungry bears are invading Duluth daily because of a shortage of berries in the surrounding woods police said H V At least 7 bears have been killed or found dead in and near city officers said One cub was found starved to death in the basement of a sub urban home It had ent through a coal chute and died lore the residents found it Citizens have become so jumpy the Invading bears that thej fcave started taking pot shots a dofis by mistake 12 DIE IN AIR CRASH London air ministry said Friday 12 British service men were killed by the crash of a royal air force passenger plane Thursday near Aden Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Pleasant Saturday Low Friday night 65 High Sat urday 84 Iowa Partly cloudy warm and humid with scattered thunder showers extreme southwest Fri day night and Saturday Cooler northeast half Friday night Low Friday night near 70 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average near normal in northeast to 2 to 4 degrees above normal in south west Normal highs 84 to 86 normal lows 59 to 63 Warmer Saturday Turning cooler north portion Sunday and in entire state Monday Warmer west Tuesday General warming Wednesday Precipitation will average i to i inch occurring as showers West Saturday and in south Sunday Scattered showers over entire state Tues day and Wednesday Minnesota Partly cloudy with lit tle change in temperature Fri day night and Saturday Pos sibly a few light showers in the See Rail Bid for Hike in Freight Rates DCS Moines op erating in Iowa are expected to make a bid soon for a 9 per cent increase in freightrates on ship ments within this state the Iowa Commerce Commission said Fri day If granted it would mean the roads have been given increases totaling 53 per cent in 3 steps since 1947 A 3rd round increase would be prompted by the action of the In terstate Commerce Commission in Washington It granted the roads operating nationwide what amounts to a permanent 9 per cent increase on shipments be tween states The Intelstate Commerce Com mission Thursday made perma nent an interim 5 per cent In crease granted last December It also added a new 4 per cent in crease for a total of 9 per cent The roads had asked 13 per cent The usual procedure is for the roads to make application to the Iowa Commerce Commission for the same increases on within lowa shipments as the Interstate Commerce grants on between states hauls The Iowa Commerce Commis sion declined previously follow ing a hearing to grant the interim 5 per cent increase until the In terstate Commerce Commission ruled finally on the requested 12 per cent increase The Iowa Commerce Commis sion said it expected the roads op erating in Iowa would now amend their request for an interim 5 per cent increase and make the bid for the full 9 per cent boost Council Bluffs woman Thursday afternoon are doing fine atten dants at St Catherines hospital said Friday Mrs John Gardner was speech less when she learned she had given birth to 2 boys and a girl doctors said The newcomers to the family increase the couples children to 1C Gardner an inspector with the U S army engineers said He had 12 children by a former marriage he said Ten children now are liv ing at home 125 Pledge Money for Rutledge Appeal St Louis than 125 persons pledged money Friday to finance an appeal to the Iowa sup reme court for Dr Robert C Rut ledge who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for slaying his wifes alleged seducer Charles E Morgan St Louis said a meeting would be held in the First Christian Fundamenta church Friday night to organize drive for money to pay for Rut ledges appeal Rutledge a St Louis baby doc or was convicted in Iowa of kill ng Byron C Hattman also St ouis in a Cedar Rapids hote room Rutledges father a Hou ston Texas optometrist said tha I the fund drive hadnt bee started he would have had to sel home to finance further lega action on behalf of his son Wirephoto MARGARET MITCHELL Author of GWTW Hit by Automobile Atlanta Mitch ell one of the worlds most famous writers on the strength of one nov With the lay in critical condition after be ing struck down by a reportedly drunken driver The author of one of fictions biggest sellers was knocked un conscious as she was crossing Peachtree street the main thor oughfare of this city whose Civil war fall she reported in vivid prose She and her husband John R larsh wexegrossing Peachtree to ttend a motion picture when the ar bore down on them its brakes creaming and throwing it to the vrong side of the street Early Friday she was reported o be conscious at times and ould remember her name and re lize that she was in a hospital At Grady Memorial hospital ihysicians said she was in critical ondition A preliminary report said she uffered a brain concussion nu merous bruises and possible in ernal injuries She was placed in in oxygen tent immediately on ar at the hospital Marsh was unhurt when the car driven by TaxiDriver Hugh D Gravatt 28 struck his wife pprove Nomination of Clark bill question Wherry View Wherry called reporters togeth er to tell them his belief that Mr Truman in complaining at de lays was actually reflecting on the democratic leadership The president made his filibust erdelay statement at a news con ference Thursday At the same time he brushed off the statement by former President Hoover that the nation is on the last mile toward collectivism be cause of government spending and taxation Asked about this Mr Truman replied It sounds funny to me I dont know what that is but I dont think it is so Truman Disagrees Man Electrocuted by Charged Phone Wire Elkader Lofts gaard 50 farmer living about 12 miles northwest of here was elec trocuted Thursday when he cam in contact with a charged wire Loftsgaard was repairing a tele phone wire which was charged by an electric wire which crossed i nearly from his farm GAMBLERS PUNISHMENT Nanking resi dents were surprised Thursday ti see 10 smartly dressed shop own ers sweeping the streets Com munist police said the sweeper were being punished for gambling They had been arrested in a polic raid On another point the president disagreed with a statement by larence B Randall president of nland Steel that presidential cre tion of a factfinding board in le steel labormanagement dis ute means that wages will be ixed by the government and col ective be ended VIr Truman said such boards have 3een set up for 15 or 20 years and hey will not end bargaining Senator Taft said forcefully that here hasnt been any republican ilibuster Former Fenton Resident Dies of Bulbar Polio Leland Anderson 20 year old Estherville woman and former Fenton resident died of bulbar polio Thursday in a Sioux City hospital Mis Anderson the mother of a year old daughter was stricken with the disease Tuesday She was born in Fenton and was graduated from the local high school Mrs Anderson is survived by her husband and daughter both of Estherville her parents Mr and Mrs Fred Kuecker of Fenton 2 brothers Arnold Kuecker Fen ton and Art Kuecker Dows and one sister Mrs Earl Wallace of Washington senate judiciary committee Friday rec ommended confirmation of Attor ney General Tom C Clark to he an associate justice of the supreme court The vote was 9 to 2 The committee also recommend to confirmation of Senator J Howard McGrath D R I to be attorney general suc ceeding Clark Chairman McCarran DNev told reporters that Senators Don nell RMo and Ferguson R Mich opposed confirmation McCarran said he would report the committee action to the sen ate at once but would not ask unanimous consent required to act upon the high court appointment Friday Unless some other sena tor does this and it is accepted there will be no senate action on the matter until Monday In additoii to McCarran other senators voting for Clark included Kilgore DW Magnuson McGrath Miller CD OConor Gra ham DN Wiley DWis anl Langer RN Dak Vinson Also Named as Recipient Vaughan Ready to Testify in Probe of 5 Per Centers Washington Harry S Truman and Chief Justice Vinson were reported Friday to have been sent home freezers by a company figuring in the senates 5 per center inquiry The white house officially denied any knowledge of the matter Vinson said hell let the come out in the course of the con gressional investigation But for the moment the inves tigation raced down another track It brought a charge by Senator Mundt RS Dak that President Trumans military aide Maj Gen Harry H Vaughan appeared to Fenlon Funeral services Will be con ducted Saturday afternoon at Es therville FIRE RAZES FARM HOME Anita The farm home of Richard Rourick 8 miles north west of here was destroyed by fire Thursday while Rourick and his family were away from home southwest and Saturday extreme west IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Friday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 89 71 72 02 90 10 Men Hospitalized With Food Poisoning Des flVTen men em ployed at Meredith Publishing company here were taken to Iowa Methodist hospital early Friday suffering from food poisoning Hospital officials said the men apparently became ill after eating some food at the plant about 6 a m Some of the men are expected to be released during the day with a few probably being kept over night the hospital said Greek Planes Smash Convoy From Albania Athens Greece UR Ameri canmade rocketf i r i n g dive bombers of the Greek air force have smashed a 25truck ammuni tion and troop convoy entering Greece from Albaniapress re ports said Friday The reports passed by Greek censorship said a majority of the 25 trucks were burned The convoy was reported en route from Koritsa Albania to guerrilla territory on the Greek side of the border where it was spotted by Greek airmen flying former U S Navy Helldivcr fighterbombers The attack was part of a new summer offensive launched against 5000 guerrillas in the Grammos mountains along the Albanian frontier and another 7000 in the 300squaremile Vitsi area to the north near the junction of the Al banian Yugoslav and Greek bor ders Reports reaching Kastoria in northwestern Greece Thursday said that Albanian regular rmy roops had moved up to the Grtck rentier to give moral support to Greek guerrillas in danger of be ng trapped by the offensive Kas oria is about 12 miles from the Al anian frontier A Greek general staff commu ique said government forces ad into the Vitsi pocket by bout 5 miles in the first 24 hours f the attack Thursday night an jther communique said they pen etrated in great depth during night attacks have entered into an ingenious plot to cut the throats of 8 officers in the running for a top army job Vaughan Silent Vaughan so far has been silent But word at the white house Fri day was that he has indicated he is ready to be sworn and testify before the committee whenever it wants to hear him The committee is looking into the activities of socalled 5 per who seek out government contracts for others at a fee Vaughans name has entered the hearing on several as a reported close friend of James V Hunt former army officer sur plus property sales consultant and more recently a management counsellor Hear Testimony Friday the committee heard testimony that Hunts secretary delivered to Vaughans office in the white house last spring a memorandum from Maj Gen Al den H Waitt on the fitness of cer tain army officers to succeed Waitt as army chemical corps chief No replacement was made at the time Waitt on July 16 was suspended as chemical chief by Secretary of the Army Gordon Gray along with Maj Gen Her man Feldman quartermaster gen eral Gray said in a statement that the senate inquiry had turned up evidence which indicates that General Waitt improperly fur nished personal data to an individ ual not in the military service and who was not entitled to receive such data AP Wirephoto AIRLINER BURNS AS ALL ON BOARD attempt to fight flames which destroyed a new Northeast airlines Convair Thursday night from which all 27 persons on board escaped safely The airliner crashed coming in for a landing at the Portland Maine municipal airport West Berlin to Get Aid Under Marshall Plan Washington JP John J Mc Cloy United States high commis sioner for Germany said Friday the administration has decided that western Berlin is eligible to re ceive Marshall plan aid McCloy told a news conference his 10day visit here has clarified this point and that he hopes to an nounce a grant to the western sec tors of Berlin soon Berlin js not officially included as part of western Germany and until now has never received Marshall plan assistance despite urgent appeal from west German political leaders Declare Audubon Polio Epidemic Audubon Audubon board of health Friday asked par ents to keep their children from public gatherings because a polio epidemic exists in the city The board did not issue an or der forbidding children to attend the gatherings but asked parents cooperation The 3rd case of polio in 2 days was reported here Thurs day They were the first cases in 2 years SAME ftof IrmlfU 24 ktart See Full Recovery for Over 70 Per Cent of Polio Patients Iowa City at Uni versity hospitals here believe that more than 70 per cent of the polio patients treated there this year will recover completely the phy sician in charge of the polio ward said Friday Dr W D Paul said the hospitals have handled approximately 40 per cent of the states polio pa tients this year Naturally since we have the largest medical center in the state most of these are the more serious cases he said Nevertheless we feel that more than 70 per cent of our patients will have complete is with little or no permanent damage from the disease TO INACTIVE LIST Iowa Joerger 10 Cresco was transferred to the in active polio case list at University hospitals Friday During 1948 at least one resident on every 6th American farm had an accident involving one day or more lost from regular activities   

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