Wednesday, January 4, 1950

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 4, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS E VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 4 1950 HOME EDITION unui MASTER PAINTERJack Frost paints with ice a medium not hmns naturally his designs are unique These 4 were not the panes of a sash originally They all are portions of the large front window of the Mason City Battery and Electric com pany 116 W btate as it looked in the early morning Wednesday with the mercury 8 be low zero Low during the night at the KGLO weather station was 10 Shutterbugs note AlLexposedatllO second at122 developed 6 minutes in DR60a and printed oira contrasty paper The patterns show up better if there is a dark area beyond the glass such as an auto or building 8 Democrats on Steering Committee Washington senates democratic steering committee has voted unanimously to seat 8 democrats instead of 7 on the strategic finance committee which will consider administration pro posals on taxes and social secur ity The committee also voted to take a 13th seat on the 21mem bcr appropriations committee Democratic whip Francis J Myers Pa will take over the new seat on the 13member finance committee and Senator A Willis Robertson Va will get the va cancy on the appropriations com mittee Senator Herbert H Lehman N Y was voted a seat on the pow erful labor committee and the in terior and insular affairs com mittee Senator William Benton Conn was made a member of the ex ecutive expenditures committee and the rules committee Other democratic committee changes involved Senator Garret L Withers Ky who resigned from the labor com mittee to take a post on the ju diciary committee Senator Glen Taylor Idaho replaces Miller on the interior committee Senator EdwardL Leahy R I who left the interior committee to join the expenditures committee Britain to Recognize Red China London has told the United States it will recognize communist China on Friday or Saturday an informed source said Wednesday This was done as a prelude to formal notification to both nation alist and communist China This source said Britains deci sion one of the few major breaks from close cooperation with the United States since the end of World war was made weeks ago Only the question of timing was in doubt and that was settled before Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin left Dec 27 for the Colom bo conference of dominion foreign ministers First step in the chain of events designed to establish British di plomatic contact with red China is expected to be a formal break ing in relations with the national ist government of Generalissimo Chiang Kaishek Temperatures Below Zero General Throughout State Des Moines temperatures were general throughout most of Iowa Tuesday night and Spencer re corded a reading of 15 below zero The weather bureau said it may get even colder Wednes day night with zero readings likely at some northern Iowa points At midmorning Wednesday the temperature still had not risen above the zero point in most of Iowa and 20mileanhour winds were general The bitter cold caused house holders to make sharp inroads on supplies in their coal bins Lim ited supplies in the hands of many dealers caused some apprehension No outright coal crises had been reported to state officials how ever Snow ranging generally from an inch to 2 inches fell in much of the state in the 24 hours ended at a m Wednesday Generally the anew had stopped although Davenport Mason City and Atlan tic had a light snow early this morning and light snow was re ported at Iowa City at midmorn ing Low readings during the night as reported to the weather bureau included Primghar 14 Mason City 10 Sioux City 10 Ames 9 Atlantic 8 Des Moines 6 Daven port 5 above Burlington 2 above The lowest Iowa temperature during the current winter was 21 below at Decorah on Dec 23 The state highway patrol said that highway conditions over the state range from normal to snow covered icy and slippery In gen eral the patrol said drivers should proceed with caution No reports of closed roads due to drifting snow had been received By The ASSOCIATED PRESS WINTER HITS HARD IN MIDDLE OF NATION Winter let loose with a triple punch of snow cold and strong winds Wednesday landing solid blows across the nations midsec tion The Rocky mountain region still reeled from the impact of the sea sons most severe weather The central states and south into the Texas panhandle braced for the frigid attack Blizzards howled across the Da kota prairies and into neighboring Minnesota Highways and country roads were blocked Airliners were grounded Hundreds of rail and bus passengers and motorists were stranded in parts of the storm belt Snow plows in sections of Minnesota quit work because of poor visibility Winds of 35 miles an hour velocity whipped newly V fallen snow and highway travel in many areas was virtually halted Snow fell on Texas and the mer cury slid down under the zero mark in the Lone Star state The mercury tumbled sharply over the midcontinent as the pold front out of the Rocky mountain region moved across the great plains The cold mass moved slowly eastward the great lakes region and southward through Texas Subzero readings were re ported in the northern plains the northern and central Rockies and in some points in Kansas and the Upper Mississippi valley Below zero marks were forecast for most of the north central states Wed nesday night Coldest spots Wednesday included 31 below at Minot N Dak 10 at Moorcroft Wyo 27 at Philip S Dak and 22 at Pembina N Dak Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Diminishing winds clear and colder Wednesday night with low near 15 below zero Increasing cloudiness and cold Thursday with high near 10 above Iowa Partly cloudy and quite cold Wednesday night Partly cloudy and continued cold Thursday with snow by night Low Wed nesday night around 10 below and locally 20 below in north portion Minnesota Clearing and very cold Wednesday night Thursday in creasing cloudiness and con tinued cold with light snow most sections by evening Low Wed nesday 25 to 30 below extreme north and near 15 below ex treme south High Thursday 10 below north to near zero south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 9 Minimum 10 At 8 a m 8 Precipitation 07 Snow i inch YEAR AGO Maximum 35 Minimum 32 Tbis Paper Consists of Two One No 74 Senate to Jump Into Oleo Fight Seek to Erase Federal Taxes on Margarine Washington The senate headed Wednesday into a session opening fight over a housepassed bill to erase federal taxes on oleo margarine Supporters of the measure pre dicted they had the votes to win but admitted the outlook was clouded by proposals to link other excise tax cuts to the bill Senator Fulbright DArk ready with the first major speech for the bill said he had heard re ports that an attempt also would be made to tie a civil rights rider to the legislation Denounces Plans He denounced any such plans along with moves to attach a gen eral reduction in excise levies to the oleo measure as subterfuges intended to snarl up the situ ation Democratic Leader Lucas of Illinois moved to forestall any filibuster against the bill by sen ators from dairy states whose constituents dont want their but ter market hurt by competing bread spreads Lucas announced in advance that the issue would be fought to a showdown vote The legislation passed by the house last year would wipe out the 10centsapound tax on yel low colored oleo It also would remove the onequarter cent a pound levy on the uncolored var iety as well as occupational taxes on manufacturers wholesalers and retailers Would Ban Shipment Senators Wiley RWis and Gillette DIowa are sponsoring an amendment to ban the inter state shipment of yellow colored margarine Gillette in arguing for banning interstate shipments of yellow margarine said the senate will become a party to a fraud and deception of almost unrivaled pro portions if it passes the house bill He said a national survey made for the dairy industry shows that 4 out of 5 persons who serve or use yellow oleo admit they call it butter at the He announced a 6ir dairy leaders was being held here simultaneous ly xvith opening of senate debate on the oleo bill Hampton Man Put in Jail After Long Ride in Taxicab Des Moines trip to Fort Madison and return in a taxicab has brought Robert Walljasper 41 of Hampton a 10day jail term here Walljasper pleaded guilty Wed nesday to a charge of refusing to pay a taxicab bill to Nor man Grandquist driver for the Yellow Cab company Grandquist had charged that Walljasper hired him to drive to Fort Madison and on their return declined to pay the bill 2 Newspapers in New York to Be Merged New York of the New York Sun by the New York WorldTelegram was announced Wednesday The transaction was regarded as the most important move in the New York newspaper field since the merger of the World and the Telegram in 1931 Simultaneous announcements of he purchase were made by Roy W Howard president and editor of the WorldTelegram a Scripps tfoward newspaper and Thomas W Dewart president and pub lisher of the Sun The WorldTelegram and the Sun will be published under a joint titleline begining with Thursdays editions in which the Suns outstanding features and columns will be added to those of the WorldTelegram Dewart in an accompanying itatement said he announced the end of the Suns journalistic ex stence with profound regret He said he hoped the sale would give New York the best and strongest afternoon newspaper in he nation Mounting costs of production unaccompanied by comensurate increases in advertising revenues made the sale inevitable Mr Dewart explained Chief among the rising costs he said were those of labor and newsprint Our working force is almost wholly organized and our relations tfith the workers have always seen friendly and cordial Dewart said But the simple truth is that union demands have become too jreat for us to meet in the face of serious losses in income In this ime of rising costs we are com pelled to protect the interest of our bodn holders most of whom are our employes Demands of unions in New York Mr Dewart asserted have caused an unprecedented and in creasing number of casualties nmong newspapers which once were great and strong Moderate Tax Hike Asked by Presiden Reaction to Truman Talk Is Varied Washington UR Administra tion democrats Wednesday cheered President Trumans state of the Union message as a cour ageous statement of foreign and domestic problems Republicans denounced it as a political speech Rep Eugene E Cox a leader of the southern wing of the party said Its for the president but Im against his whole civil rights program House Democratic Leader John W McCormack des cribed it as a courageous mes sage which internationally shows his determination to stop communism and aggression and from the domestic side the strengthening of family life in America Campaign Opens Republican Whip Leslie C Arends said the 1950 po litical campaign opened Wednes day with the presidents state of the unionmessage to congress Chairman Harold D Cooley D N Car of the house agriculture committee said Mr Trumans rec ommendation of the Brannan farm plan of direct subsidies to produc ers to bolster farm prices has no chance in the present congress Other comment Rep Clifford Hope Kans rank ing republican on the house agri culture committee Believed con gress will again turn down the Brannan farm plan Draft to Die Rep Dewey Short R Mo Con gress can be expected to let the draft die in June despite Mr Tru mans request for continuance Rep John Tataer R N Y rank ing GOP member of the house ap propriations committee President Trumans optimistic prediction of a trillion dollar national economy sounds good but in actuality it means inflation higher prices and diminishing returns Rent Control Bid Faces Tough Going Washington resident Truman was warned by key democrats Wednesday that his re quest for a one year extension of rent control faces rough going in congress Both house and senate banking committees will consider the pro posal but neither will be in much of a hurry Chairman Burnet R Maybank DS Car of the senate group said there might be some need for rent control for certain large cities of more than 100000 But some consideration shouldbe given to making these areas pay for its administration he said Prasent controls expire next June 30 Mr Truman urged a 12 month extension Tuesday in a 40 minute white house conference with Maybank House Banking Chairman Brent Spence and Senator John J Sparkman who leads a subcommit tee on housing and rents It was learned that at least one of the legislators told Mr Truman chances of an extension are slim PRESIDENT ADDRESSES CONGRESS fair deal and revised tax levies President Truman ad dresses a joint meeting of the 2nd session of the 81st congress in the house chamber Wednesday Order Passenger Service Cut on CoalBurning Trains Washington interstate commerce commis sion Wednesday ordered a general 13 cut in railroad passen ger service on lines using coal as fuel The reduction is ef fective at p hi local time Sunday Jan 8 The order applies to all rail lines having 25 or less days supply of fuel coal for passenger services and not having available a dependable source of supply The ICC said the action was made necessary by the dwindling supplies of coal due to the recent disturbances and curtailments in the coal mining industry It was the 2nd time in recent months that the ICC has taken such action as a result of the vir tually deadlocked coal dispute be tween John L Lewis United Mine Workers and mine operators across the nation The order was drawn to re main in effect for 2 months It will automatically expire at mid night March 8 unless the ICC it self takes further action The Association of American Railroads said from 36 to 40 rail roads which are in short coal sup ply will be affected immediately These lines are principally in the east and south So far railroads in Mason City which might be affected by the curtailment have received no di rective to that effect stated by 6fficials here it was Rails Ask 95 Mail Rate Boost Washington UR major railroads Wednesday asked for a 95 per cent increase over their January 1947 rates for carrying U S mail Railroad sources estimated the increase as presented to the inter state commerce commission would give railroads an additional 000000 a year in government mail pay This is the 3rd time the rail roads have revised upwards their request for an increase The orig inal request in February 1947 asked for a 45 per cent increase The ICC granted a 25 per cent increase temporarily at that time pending outcome the case Sev eral hearings have been held but no decision on a permanent in crease has been reached The railroads said they needed a 95 per cent increase in mail rates to offset a 95 per cent in crease in operating costs due to labor the 40 hour week fuel ma terials depreciation and retire ment Japans 1949 rice crop is esti mated at 9828000 metric tons the largest since 1942 Dies in Auto Charles G Martin 62 a stoker salesman for many years a resident of Charles City died of a heart attack in his car as he was going south of town on highway 14 sometime after a m Wednesday The car had left the road passed through a ditch and a woven wire fence and landed upright in a field Sheriff B F Atherfon was no tified by a nearby farm woman and investigated with Coroner Carl Hauser who declared death due to a heart attack Martin leaves the widow and a daughter Mrs Paul Garthwaite ofCharles City a grandchild and his mother Mrs Elizabeth Martin who lives with him Funeral arrangements were in complete Wednesday Government Debt Above Billion Washington The govern ments debt bounded above 000000000 on the final day of 1949 as the current deficit mounted to at the midway point of the fiscal year ending June 30 The treasury reporting this Wednesday showed a burst of spending for final operating day Dec 30 Big items that day included spent by the veterans administration by the air force by the agri culture department by the navy and a pay ment of interests on the debt In overspending its income by nearly in the first half of fiscal 1950 the government moved well on the way toward the deficit President Truman has estimated for the 12 month period A further deficit of more than is expected to shape up in the presidents budget mes sage next Monday for fiscal 1951 figuring revenue prospects at cur rent tax rates Presidents First Piano Teacher Dies Kansas City Mo UR Presi dent Trumans first piano teacher Miss Florence A Burrus died al her home Tuesday at the age of 82 Miss Burrus gave the president 20 lessons when the Trumans were her neighbors in Independence Mo in 1898 or 1899 She always recalled that after Mr Truman completed his 20 lessons he was composing music himself Rayburn Says 1951 Budget to Be Cut Washington Ray burn said Wednesday President Trumans budget for the fiscal year 1951 will call for a cut of 800000000 from this years spend ing Rayburn told a news conference the new budget to be presented next Monday will reflect cuts of around in foreign aid and defense spending and an increase of about in domestic spending The budget will be Mr Tru mans spending proposals for the 12 months beginning next July 1 Spending for the current 1 2 months ii running at the rate of about a year Since congress members got back to town for the new session there has been an increasing clamor for a cut in spending In advance ofRayburns state ment Chairman Cannon DMp of the house appropriations com mittee told reporters his group was going to slash spending no matter what recommendations the presi dent made Cannon said he is aiming at a balanced budget for the new fiscal year Since revenue is now run ning about a year that would require heavier cutting than Rayburn else higher taxes i Gives Annual State of the Union Talk Sees Income of a Year for Average Family Washington Tru man asked congress Wednesday for a moderate amount of new taxes and called again for the domestic program he dubs the fair deal In a 6000word state or the union message Mr Truman told the legislators the country is in good at home and succeeding in its foreign poli cies aimed at checking commu nism But is is no time to rest on past achievements the president said He urged congress to go ahead with expansion of social se curity the Brannan farm plan his civil rights program and compul sory health insurance Continued Aid Speaking into microphones that carried his words around the world Mr Truman called too for continued United States aid to other nations opposing commu nisnu He addressed a joint senate house session in the newlyreno vated house chamber Seated in a reserved section were 28 diplo mats including Soviet Ambassa dor Alexander S Panyushkin If America keeps growing as it has in the last 50 years he told congress the total national pro duction 50 years hence will be nearly 4 times what it is now or at the rate of more than one thou sand billions of dollars a year Free Prosperous In a mixture of humility ahd pride Mr Truman said Today by the grace of God we stand a free and prosperous nation with greater possibilities for the future than any people have ever had before The president read his speech in a clear strong voice with fre quent interruptions for applause Deviates From Text For the most part he stuck to his text But he deviated while dscussing foreign affairs to tell the lawmakers No one appreciates more than I do the bipartisan cooperation in foreign affairs which has been enjoyed by this administration This was an obvious effort to bolster 2party cooperation on international under fire from a group of republicans in the senate Looks Into Future The presidents message was one in which he 1 looked far into the he said the average family may make the equivalent of more than a 2 dwelled on what he called the present day needs for such things as continued rent controls and re peal of the TaftHartley labor law 3 asked extension of rent con trol for another year from next June 30 The president gave no inkling of how much new revenue he wants now or where he would turn to get it Nor did he disclose what existing taxes he would drop or lower to as he put it reduce present inequities and stimulate business activity He simply said there should be some changes in the tax system to produce these results Tax Message Later His tax proposals willcome later in a special message He is expected to yield to demands for an end to the bulk of the wartime excise levies on such things as transportation fares and telephone bills provided the loss is more than offset by taxes from corpor ation profits and other sources Mr Truman said the budget he will submit Monday for the fiscal year starting July 1 holds spend ing to the lowest levels consistent witn cold war requirements and essential economic needs at home He declared that his fiscal policy offers the quickest and safest way of achieving a balanced budget but he did not hold out any hope that government spending can be held within income during the forthcoming fiscal year SAME mtKns Si