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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 24, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                DAILY PAPER NORTH IOWAS FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTHIOWANS NEIGHBORS HOMEEDITIO VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 24 1949 TUls Paper Consists of Two NO m AP Wlrcphoto JOHNSON ANNOUNCES LAYOFF OF 135000 Defense Secretary Louis Johnson standing right announces to a group of congressmen at the Pentagon Wednesday that 135000 civilian workers for the armed services will be laid off in his drive to slash military spending Beardsley Speaks in Home Town New Virginia Wil liam Beardsley told his hometown reunion that iowans would be wise to adhere to the principles of the pioneers but should not hes itate to meet change and make progress The Iowa governor spoke Tues day at the 54th old settlers day celebration here Although New Virginia now is Beardsleys home town it is traditional for Iowa governors to address the reunion Beardsley said the early Iowa pioneers were Godfearing hard working unafraid to endure hard ships in their pursuit of a simple but full and wholesome life He said present Iowans were fortunate to draw upon their the pioneers experiences and would be wise to adhere to their prin ciples of revering the past but not hesitating to meet change and make progress Beardsley located in New Vir ginia 27 years ago and operates a drugstore here and a farm nearby He stepped behind the counter of his store to mix soft drinks Tues day for friends who dropped in to say Hello Bill or Hello Wil Government Employe Tells of Consultations With Mar agon Washington R Major who said Maj Gen Harry H Vaughan got him his government job told the sen ates 5 per center investigators Wednesday that 1 He obtained appointments for 2 ly at their James V Hunt Washington man agement counsellor 2 John Maragon had consulted him a number of times at the war assets administration on behalf of clients who wanted to buy goods from the government Maragon has been represented to the committee as having had at one time free entry to the white house as a friend of Vaughan the presidents military aide No Arrangements William P Rogers counsel for the sentte investigating commit tee commented that Maragon had stated to ihe committee that he never talked with Major about ar ranging purchases from the gov Admits Writing Letter About Super Bomber Washington C e d r i c R Worth special assistant to the undersecretary of the navy ac knowledged Wednesday that he wrote the mysterious document that brought on tha investigation of the B36 bomber I wrote it Worth when Chairman Vinson testified DGa called him before the house armed services committee in the inquiry The writers identity came out quickly after the committees counsel had threatened to resign unless the author of the document was named immediately The counsel Joseph B Keenan said everybody seemed to know who authored the mysterious let ter except the committee staff Would NOt Continue Under such circumstances he said he did not wish to continue his work with the committee un less the authors name was brought forth When Worth was called before committee Chairman Vinson asked hin did you deliver any document relating to the B36 to Congressman Deane Deane is a democratic member of congress from North Carolina Worth said he did Where did you get if Vinson asked I wrote it Worth replied Testimony Held Up The flurry over the document held up for a time the testimony of high armyand navy officers called to give their opinions on the giant atomic bomb carrying plane Vinson asked Worth what his motive was in preparing the docu ment I was greatly concerned and concluded that the defenses of the country were going in the wrong direction he replied and were being weakened by propaganda that is not true The navy and the air force have disagreed over the relative merits of long range bombers and big air craft carriers ernment Major replied I just got through telling you he did Mr Rogers Major onetime member of Pres ident Trumans battery D of World war I is now special as sistant for congressional liaison for the war assets administration Hunt has described himself as a close friend of Vaughans Both are central figures in the inquiry to determine whether improper influence has been used to get government contracts McCarthy Question Senator McCarthy RWis asked Did Maragon ever indicate to you that he got a fee for his services Major He didnt have to I knew these people were not working for nothing Rogers said he wanted to bring out in all fairness that the war assets administration had investi gated all the instances in which Marajjon had dealt with the agency on behalf of clients and only one of the cases resulted in the sign ing of a contract Rogers said There is 110 indica tion that Maragon was given spe Atlantic Pact of 12 Nations Now in Effect Washington 12nation Atlantic pact binding North Amer ica and western Europe in a com mon defense alliance went into force Wednesday The historic moment came at a m CST when President Truman signed a proclamation declaring the treaty to be in effect Topranking officials of this country and most of the 11 other pact nationswitnessed the sign ing at a white house ceremony Although the alliance was frankly formed under the threat Services to Cut 135000 Off Payroll Johnson Announces Layoff of Civilians in Economy Move Washington of Defense Johnson anncdimced Wed nesday that 135000 civilian work ers for the armed services will be laid off in his drive to slash mili tary spending Navy installations were the hardest hit in the civilian cut They were ordered to re duce by 76000 the army by 41000 and air force 18000 This program going into effect immediately will result in an es timated saving of in the current fiscal year ending next June 30 Then it is calculated to bring a saving of a year thereafter A total of 50 installations will be closed down many will be cut severely These savings were worked out by the individual serv ives themselves the army navy and air force Practically Closed The navy shipyai at Long Beach Calif was ordered prac titally closed down to a custodial basis Its civilian employment was reduced from 5800 on July 31 1949 to a proposed 400 Brooklyn naval shipyards civil ian on July ordered cut by 3385 Some of these reductions will go into effect and others will start in bout 3 months But the full effect is not ex pected to be felt until the next fiscal year beginning July 1 1950 Johnson is reported to be aiming to hold defense spending in that year to That States Righters Are Ousted by Demos Finns Oust 4 Unions Run by Reds Helsinki Finland lands central trade union feder ation voted Wednesday to kick out unions which their wildcat 4 communistled refused to stop strikes The federations executive com mittee voted 8 to 6 in favor of the action The committee de cided however to let the dele gate conference of the TUF make a final decision Sept 4 Observers predicted that the ac tion might split the Finnish trade union movement wide open The unions expelled were the transport workers the union of forestry workers and log float ers the food industry workers and the building construction work ers Their combined member ship was estimated by a govern ment source at about 80000 AF a result of the expulsions social democratic workers are ex pected to form new unions This cleavage may cost the federation some 40000 members No one seemed certain how many workers still are out on strike Estimates ranged from 13000 to more than 30000 At the would be Less than proposed for the current fiscal year 336000 Employes The 41000 cut in employment for the army will bring its total civilian force down 336000 for J military and civilian functions including rivers and harbors work The navy reduction of 76000 will lower its civilian employment to 283000 The air force slasVt of 18000 will leave 151000 At the time the reductions were made public Johnson met with congressmen to tell them how their home district will be af fected He said there is no plan to use military personal to fill the civilian jobs The number of reserve officers peak of the 6dayold offensive an estimated 45000 were out 3 Towns Are Threatened by Forest Fires By UNITED PRESS Raging forest fires threatened o destroy 3 towns in South Da kota California and Quebec Wed nesday forcing almost 2000 per sons to flee for their lives The greatest danger was at Ter of Russian aggression Mr Tru now on active duty also will be n na In thr In 3 months cial consideration Iowa Cannot Get Housing Bill Benefits Des Moines attorney generals office ruled Wednesday that new legislation will be neces sary if Iowa is to qualify for funds and federal housing act congress benefits under the passed recently by man said in a statement no na tion need fear the results of the cooperation of the western powers This is a momentous occasion not only for all the signatories of the treaty Mr Truman said but for all peoples who share pur pro found desire for stability and peaceful development By this treaty we are not only seeking to establish freedom from aggression and from the use of force in the North Atlantic com munity but we are also actively striving to promote and preserve peace throughout the world Senate Turns Down Holiday for House Washington senate re fused Wednesday to give its con sent to a proposed 25day house vacation By a roll call of 58 to 25 the senate rejected a housepassed resolution that provided for the house to recess Friday until Sept 21 The seriate action will not force all house members to remain in Washington Under congressional rules the house will have to meet every 3 days But with advance agreement to transact no business the chamber need not have any set numberof members on hand reduced In the next 2 to 3 months 12073 will be returned to inactive status Of these 5787 are in the army 3157 in the navy and 3129 in the air force 2000 fire to stop a before it AP Wirephoto MOTHER TENSE IN HUNT FOR MISSING Kenneth Coleman pays rapt attention as Pvt Paul Hansen listens in on one of the many 2way radios Minnesota na tional guardsmen are using in the hunt for her son 3year old Larry who disappeared into the swampy wilderness Saturday from his grandparents home 30 miles north of McGregor Minn Lt Col William Johnson Commanding the 300 troops said they would be withdrawn Wednesday night if Larry is not found W M Boyle Chosen to Be Chairman Purge includes Members in 4 States in South Washington The demo cratic national committee Wednes day ousted states rights members from Alabama Louisiana Missis sippi and South Carolina As expected William M Boyle Jr was elected national chairman succeeding Senator J Howard Mc Grath DR The committee involved in a longstanding family row over the desertion last year of states right ers shouted its approval of rec ommendations for punishment handed down by a credentials committee The party purge was executed by voice vote Then the committee started de bating whether to retain Wright Morrow as Texas national com mitteernan as proposed by the credentials committee When the argument was over the committee kept Morrow by a voice vote It tabled a motion to unseat him offered by Byron C Allen of Minnesota The national committee went along with only half of a South Carolina compromise It made sure in the process that the name of Gov J Strom Thurmond the states rights presidential candi date came off its membership rolls Senator Burnet Maybank was approved in his place The com promise worked out in South Car olina had called for retention of Mrs Anne A Agnew as national committeewoman Fail to Get Action on Education Bill Washington llth hour attempt to blast loose the aidto education logjam in the house la bor committee collapsed for lack of support Wednesday A democratic revolt to force hairman Lesinski to call together the committee for action on compromise legislation izzled out when the rebels failed o round up a majority necessary for a formal call by the chairman They were able to get only 11 the committee room This was 2 short of a majority of the 25member committee Acceptance of and authority to 2 North Iowans Put on Inactive Polio List North Iowans were transferred to the inactive polio case list at University hos pitals Wednesday morning They Dennis Stoddard 4 Northwood and Robert Dunlap 10 Ventura Thirtyfive active cases re gained under treatment Wednes day Wednesdays opinion was writ ten by Assistant Attorney Gen eral Oscar Strauss in response to a request from State Rep George E OMalley DDes The opinion of Strauss said federal grants accept federal loans is a prerogative of the legis lature Without an enabling act the state of Iowa is not qualified to accept the grants make the loans or undertake the slum clearance or low rent housing projects providedby the congres sional housing The state has no authorized agency or authority to match the federal capital grants nor are there any funds available for matching such grants the opin ion said Strauss pointed out that Iowas legislatures have exercised the prerogative of accepting federal assistance several times inthe past He cited state participation in federal aid for vocational ed ucation federal social security and spil conservation aid from the government GORED BY BULL DIES Fort Dodge Harry W Schwendemann 58 Lehigh farmer gored by a bull at his farm Mon day tued Wednesday morning a Lutheran hospital here Schwen demann suffered severe chest in juries when the enraged anima charged him and crushed hin against a wooden fence Margaret1 Truman Has Membership in WCTU Philadelphia Truman Wednesday membership in the national Wom ens Christian Temperance Union The WCTU said her name and a contribution required for life membership was received from the Arlington county Va union and the Virginia Youth Temperance council at the WCTUs 75th anni versary dinner Tuesday night Convicts Well Read Moundsville W Va Virginias penitentiary library now contains approximately 10000 vol umes which are used by the in mates in an educational and rec reational program rebonne Que where fighters were trying windwhipped blaze swept through the little town of 1500 residents The fire was creeping toward an ammunition depot at nearby St Therese Que and Canadian army officers feared the stored explosives might blow up Winds of 40 miles an hour swept a timberandgrass fire out of the Black Hills national forest and fingers of flame invaded the little town of Tilford S Dak un til rangers backfired a narrow safety strip around the commu nity The fire swept around the town and telephone operators who tried to reach the community aid apparently all 150 residents tad fled In California a fire burning over 3000 acres on the marine corps Camp Pendleton n e a r Oceanside threatened a tiny ham et after destroying a set of ranch buildings Six hundred marines and 300 civilians were trying to lalt the fire The outbreak of fires stretched across the continent from the Pa cific to New England Although no official figures were available it was estimated that J 0000 men were engaged in trying to quell the fires Volunteers and rangers man Margaret aged to control a big fire that rav haa a life aged 12000 acres in the Modec and Shasta national forests of California and Oregon but 3 blazes sweeping through 18000 Slav Military Forces Are Prepared to Support Tito Belgrade Marshal Tito Wednesday re ceived assurances from important segments of his military forces that they were ready to defend Yugoslavia against all attacks The pledges came after Tito put the possibility of easing tension in the communist family feud squarely up to Moscow by offering to negotiate all disputed questions between Yugoslavia and Russia Yugoslavias air force and militarypolitical school of the corps for national defense of Yu Ifl A goslavia KNJO sent Tito the as surances of support Leaders of crack military units are trained at the QNJO school Foreign observers thought there was in Belgrade little likeli hood that Russia will accept the Yugoslav bid for an acrossthe table settlement The soviet army newspaper Red Star pictured Tito Wednes day as a blood thirsty dog of fas cist gestapo breed The paper ran a cartoon depict ing the premier as a dog its paws dripping blood begging for a sack of American dollars from a pot bellied individual labeled Wall Street The communist party newspa per Pravda and the government organ Izvestia carried 4 columns of foreign comment on the recent soviet note to Yugoslavia includ of Car and Truck Ashton J Trem mel 19 year old farm youth who lives near Ashton was killed in a collision between his car and a truck early Wednesday Osceola county Sheriff Lloyd Wilson said young Tremmel had passed another car on an Ashton street and collided with a truck driven by Doyle Roth of Sioux City Sheriff Wilson said there wovld be no inquest Wealthy Widow of Big Game Hunter Missing Los Angeles nesday investigated the disappear ance of a wealthy widow missing since last Thursday Mrs Mimi Boomhower 48 widow of Frank Boomhower in ventor and African big game hunter was known to have worn jewelry valued at Detective Sgt Jack Ferges said There is every possibility of foul play in her disappearance Ferges said police found lights in her Bel Air mansion burning and her car in the garage She lived alone He said her home con tains a big game collection valued at acres In the Payette forest of soviet note TO xugosiavw THahn were still destroying some mg opjmon from China Idaho were still destroying some of the nations finest timber Police Get Wise Chicago experiences prompted police to schedule a strip routine of pickpocket sus pects in the future They were about to free one suspect when they found a victims wallet un der his garter Another they found had secret pockets in his i shorts containing TRAMPLED BY COW Allison Fleshner of Parkersburg is in a Waterloo hos pital with injuries suffered Tues day when an 850pound cow knocked down a ramp and broke a railing at a sales barn Fleshner fell about 12 feet He was knocked unconscious and trampled fay the cow after the fall 2 Iowa Women Hurt in Accident Form Price Supports to Help Balance U S Economy GETS APPOINTMENT Iowa City W Deegan has been appointed associate pro fessor of industrial engineering at the University of Iowa President Virgil M Hancher announced Tuesday By JAMES MARLOW Washington for the experts probably by this time no one knows the difference between the various farm plans kicking around in congress The Gore plan The Aiken plan The Anderson and Brannan plans What do they mean They differ only in details but all are aimed at one thing Giving farmers some assurance lhey11 have a steady income even if the government has to step in and help them get it This may seem like special treatment for farmers and it is but the purpose behind all the plans is to try to keep the complex American economy on a balanced plane For example When farmers have money they can buy what factory workers turn out This teeps factory workers employed and when they have money they can buy what farmers raise The present plans are all out growths of a plan that was put into operation back in depression days farmers were having a hard time Money was scarce then and when fanners overproduced and their products flooded the market the price they could get for their crops went down So did farmers income Yet farmers needed buying pow er to buy what factories made If they had money factories could hire men to make what the farm ers needed This would spread em ployment Congress decided that if crops somehow could be controlled and within demand farmers might get better prices And if they didnt the government would help So in 1933 congress passed the agricultural adjustment act the riple A program It worked this way The government set quotas by announcing how much of each crop should be raised Farmers who agreed to cut down their production and stay within the quotas got guarantees of help from the government if they needed it If the farmer couldnt get in We open market what the government decided was a fanprice the gov ernment would take over the farmers crop either by buying it up from him orgiving him a loan which in many cases was really puying the crop anyway The government did it this way Dies as Result of Crash Injury Oclwein E Jami son 42 of Minneapolis Minn died at Mercy hospital here Tues day of injuries received in an auto accident Jamisons car went over an em bankment about 10 miles west of here on highway 3 He was alone in the car and apparently was thrown out of the car as it turned over after leaving the highway There were no witnesses to the accident Gallup N Mex Iowa women are reported in very seri ous condition in a Gallup hos pital They are Mrs William F Petersen of Davenport and Mrs Harry Lamaack Bennett Iowa who were seriously injured in an auto accident The accident claimed the life of William Peter sen Mrs Petersens husband The hospital Tuesday reported Mrs Petersen slightly improved and said she occasionally regains consciousness The hospital said the others injured in the acci dent remained unconscious production kept down to stay By guaranteeing a farmer that no still matter what happened hed get for iis crop between 52 and 75 per cent parity That needs explain ing In 1933 the government wanted the farmers purchasing power to be fairly close to what it was in some prosperous period It picked the period 190914 as a compar able or base period meant that in 1933 the gov ernment wanted them to getfor their crops enough money to en able them to buy the same amount of factory and other things that they were able to buywith their crop money in the period 1190914 Ever since 1933 the government has been guaranteeing the farmer some percentageof parity The comparable or base period is Gabrielson Suffers Virus Infection New York Gabrielson republican national chairman is suffering a vivus infection of tl throat and ears He is confined to his suite at the WaldorfAs cor ia hotel Gabrielson cancelled a sched uled broadcast Wednesday night at the republican state commit tees school of politics at Hamil SAME U 14 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear Wednesday night with low near 62 cloudy and warm most of Thursday with a high 92 low Thursday 55 Iowa Fair and warm Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy Scattered thundershcwers ex treme northwest turning cooler west portion Low Wednesday night 6570 Minnesota Partly cloudy through Thursday with scattered show ers north portion Wednesday afternoon and northeast portion Wednesday night Somewhat warmer near Lake Superior Wednesday night and Thursday cooler northwest night and in westand central portions Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 90 Minimum 58 At 8 a m Wednesday 71 At p m Wednesday 89 YEAR AGO Maximum 102 Minimum 75   

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