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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 17, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT E THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associated and United Full Lease Wires Five Cents Copy MASON CITif IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 17 1950 HOME EDITION UUUf IOWA BOUNDWieland Week 4 seems a about which way to turn following his arrival at Interna tional airport in New York Sunday from Schweinfurt Germany by plane But the tag Wieland is wearing tells the story He is enroute to Grinnell Iowa where he will joinms parents Mr and Mrs Roland Week Army Orders 72000 Persons to Get Out of Low Flood way BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The army engineers and the Red Cross ordered 12 000 persons to get out of a low floodway Tuesday as emergency plans went into effect to fight the biggest Mississippi river flood threat in 13 years Fortyatmy trucks from Charleston Mo rolled to the extreme north end of the floodway situated between New Madrid and Birds Point They topickflipi resi dents of that area That is where a levee plug may be blasted out Muddy river wa ters then will flow into the low basin area This will relieve the pressure on the river dikes down stream v The decision to dynamite the plug was yet to be made Engi neers said the evacuation order was precautionary The Wabash and the Ohio rivers were rising Tuesday Sweating crews sandbagged in southern In diana and Illinois to keep their levee walls above the lapping river crests Vincennes Ind expects a flood crest of to 29 feet by Friday Army engineers say they save the town from inundation if the crest doesnt go above 30 feet Hundreds are of them quartered in box in Illinois Indiana and Arkansas The yictims are from the banks of the Wabash the Little Wabash and the Illinois shore of the Ohio Snowshoed residents of northern Michigan plodded around in 28 inches of fresh snow Dense fog clouds and drizzle covered most of Texas but temperatures there were from the upper 40s to the 60s Elsewhere in the nation rain and snow plagued northern Cali fornia and the downpour is ex pected to reach as far south as the San Joaqiiin valley of central Cali fornia Intermittent snows contin ued in the snowblanketed Pacific northwest Colder weather swept into parts of the southland Below zero cold still held northern bor der states in their grip Woman Found Dead in Her Apartment Cedar Rapids Mc Cullough 53 was found dead in her apartment Monday night by a friend who had come to visit An autopsy was scheduled for Tues day but officials indicated death probably was due to a heart at tack Thefriend Walter Glass told police he found the door open and walked in to find Mrs McCullough lying on the floor Coroner Robert Brosh said he believed Mrs Mc Cullough had been dead about 20 hours General Motors in Record Profit New York Mo tors Corp earned more profits last any other company ever made in a similar period Alfred P Sloan Jr chairman of the board re vealed Tuesday Addressing 500 leaders in in dustry finance and civic affaairs at a Forward From Fifty lunch eon preliminary to his companys annualauto midcen tury Thurs day Sloan termed 1949 a satis factory year for the industry and for General Motors Last years profits he stated are likely to move up to over Such a figure is well over per share on out standing common stock oil which 1949 dividends totaled per share In 1948 net income amounted to or a common share while common dividends that year aggregated Death Is Blamed on Brain Hemorrhage Mann Jr 76 found unconscious in a street died as the result of a btain hemorrhage caused by a blow on the head Coroner Robert Brosh reported Monday Mann died a few hours after he was found in the middle of a littleused street said an autopsy showed the head injury could have been by a fall a blow with a blunt instrument by a car or by being Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and windy Tuesday night Turning colder by morning with falling tem peratures and snow flurries Wednesday Iowa Snow flurries and turning colder Tuesday night Wednes day snow and colder Low Tuesday night zero to 10 below northwest to 1525 southeast Iowa 5day weather outlook Cold with light snow Wednesday and temperatures considerably below normal Rising tempera tures by the end of the week with more snow indicated about Friday Temperatures will aver age near 8 degrees below nor mal Normal high near 32 nor mal low near 12 above Precipi tation will be light averaging near onetenth inch moisture content Minnesota Light snow south and central portions Tuesday after noon and in extreme south and near the Mississippi river Tues day night becoming partly cloudy to fair Wednesday Cold Low Tuesday night ranging from 18 to 25 northwest to 5 to 15 below southeast High Wednes day zero to 10 below north zero to 10 above south portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 21 7 21 Dairy States Oleo Repeal Measure Dies Senate Action Also Kills Riders to Ban Excise Taxes Washington senate Tuesday killed a dairy state sub stitute for the administration bill to repeal federal taxes on oleo margarine The vote was 48 to 37 The sub stitute would have repealed the taxes on oleo but banned inter state shipment and sale of colored oleo Defeat of the substitute appar ently cleared the way for passage in the the bill to repeal all oleo taxes and permit unrestricted interstate shipment Major Victory It was a major victoryfor sen ate forces which have been press ing for repeal of the 64yearold federal margarine taxes Killed with the substitute were provisions to repeal wartime ex cise tax rates Taxes on furs jewelry admissions telegraph and phone charges and other items would have been reduced by the defeated excise tax provisions The administration plans to seek a re duction in excise taxes in separate legislation A possible flurry over amend ments to write civil rights pro posals into the bill could delay the final vote on the repealer Senate democrats agreed earlier Tuesday to oppose the civil rights amend ments as a rider to the bill Gillette Is Sponsor The defeated substitute was sponsored by Senator Guy M Gil lette DIowa and Alexander Wiley Twentyfour other dairy state senators joined in introducing it They had warned that the oleo repealer can plunge us into an economic tailspin The substitute bill in effect would have barred the sale of col ored oleo except in states which have oleo plants within their bor ders Seventeen states now have such plants Senator Walter George DGa had warned that inclusion of ex cise tax repeal in the oleo bill probably would kill any possibility of action on separate excise taxes legislation at this session Truman Urged to Seek Atom Pact With Reds New York New York Times says President Truman is being urged strongly by adminis tration officials to make another attempt to reach an atomic agree ment with Russia before he de cides whether to produce a hydro gen atomic bomb The hydrogen atomic bomb is estimated to be 1000 times as deadly as the original atomic bomb The Times in a special dispatch from Washington by James Reston says David E Lilienthal chairman of the atomic energy commission is understood to be among those who are arguing that the United States must reopen the interna tional negotiations for control of all weapons of mass destruction before it assumes responsibility for producing the new weapon President Truman who asked Lilienthal to delay his resignation as head of the atomic energy com mission to take part in discussions about the hydrogen bomb is ex pected to make his decision within the next 2 or 3 weeks both about producing the new weapon and reopening negotiations with the Russians the Times says At the presidents direction the scientific political arid moral im plications of producing a hydro genatomic bomb are under urgent study by the state and defense departments and the atomic energy commission The new weapon theoretically would be capable of destroying targets oyer an area of 50 to 100 square miles Nervous Father Has Big Night Baltimore Fleming was pacing up and down the waiting room outside City hospi tals maternity ward Monday night The prospective father got to the stage where he couldnt stand it any longer He decided he needed a breath of fresh air So he walked out the front door A moment later he was looking down the barrel of a pistol Two men relieved him of his wallet con taining When he ran back inside he found he had gained a son But Fleming could not stay around to meet the newest member of the family Police hustled him off to headquarters to look through the rogues gallery INCUBATOR BABY THRIVES Des Moines Mentis who weighed less than 2 pounds when she was born a month ago now weighs 4 pounds ounces an Iowa Lutheran hospital nurse reports The baby daughter of Dr and Mrs Speros Mantis has been in an incubator since birth Tnls Paper Consists ot Two No S5 HENRY J ALLEN Allen Former Senator From Kansas Dies Wichita Kans J Allen 81 former United States senator and former governor of Kansas died shortly after 6 a m Wednesday He had been ill for several weeks and critically ill the last 10 days A leading party orator at the height of his political career Allen had been less active the last 20 years A newspaper editor and pub lisher in Kansas for half a century he was chairman of the board of the Wichita Beacon at the time of his death He died at his home in the Hill crest apartments here Seek Vote on Power of Rules Group Washington The house rules committee Tuesday moved to force a quick vote on a reso lution to give back to the rules committee its old power to pig eonhole legislation Thecommittee voted to take the matter out of its chairmans hands and put a southern mem ber in charge There was some question though whether the move will stick in of the way it was made Chairman Sabath DI11 an nounced adjournment of the com mittee at noon when the house met However enough committee members remained to approve a resolution directing Rep Cox D Ga to take immediate steps for a vote in the house on the pro posed rules change The move could come Wednesday Sabath previously had disclosed that heplanned to delay a show down for several weeks by not putting before the house the res olution to change the rules The effect of Tuesdays vote was to take the matter out of Sabaths hands and put it in Coxs Cox is the ranking democrat on the committee behind Sabath President Truman may move into the fight if there is time Gambling Money in Next Campaign Seen by Larson Cedar Rapids Gen Robert Larson said Monday night that gambling money would be poured into the next election campaign accompanied by ma neuvering behind the scenes Larson told the East Central Po lice Officers association that his office demanded respect for all laws However Larson said gambling was singled out for the statewide drive because it was so flagrant so vicious and so widespread it commanded atten tion 3 More File for Iowa Legislature Des Moincs UR Three more republicans Tuesday requested nomination papers from the secre tary of states office for posts in the Iowa house of represent atives State Rep John E Young Afton would seek reelection to a 2nd term from Union county Others requesting nomination papers were Frank E Shipley Lenox in Taylor county and Har vey Uhlenhopp Hampton in Franklin county Dies as Fire Razes Council Bluffs Cabin Council Bluffs OJR Rocefus Williams 31 died Monday as fire destroyed his oneroom cabin near here Firemen said Williams appar ently was overcome by smoke An overheated stove appeared to have caused the blaze APPEALS CAT CASE DCS Moines Starr 73 yearold streets employe dis charged in a controversy over a cat has appealed to the city civil service commission Starr accused of spending on food for the cat repaid the money to the city Truman Turns Down Coal Action Appeal Demos Back U S Policy on Formosa George Sees Soviet Hand in Treatment of Yanks in China Washington demo crats united Tuesday behind President Trumans handsoff policy on Formosa V Senator Lucas of Illinois the democratic leader said a party caucus showed that all of the democrats support the stand of the president and Secretary of State Acheson is refusing to give mili tary aid to the Chinese national ists on the island The democrats think the state department and the president are definitely right in the actions they have taken Lucas told re porters The democrats are fear ful that any intervention there ultimately will mean war Republicans have taken the lead in sharp criticism of the presi dent for refusing to move to For mosa an island 100 miles off the China coast secure against attack by Chinese communists The reported agreement fol lowed a suggestion from Senator George that Moscow may be calling all the signals for the Chinesecommunists treat ment of American diplomats And a republican senator who asked that he not be identified by name said of the previous intern ment of Americans and the recent seizure of the Peiping consulate I dont think these are isolated incidents I believe they are part of a pattern Another democrat Senator OConor of Maryland denounced the communist seizure of the American consulate as outrag eous OConor demanded that the U S block admission of communist China into the United Nations He also urged in a statement Monday night a forthright announcement that the United States has no in tention now or in the future of giving recognition to the Chinese communist regime No Atheists on Runaway Locomotive Milwaukee Milwau kee railroad men know there are no atheists on runaway Diesel lo comotives Engineer William Jordan and Fireman Benjamin Fuelleman took a wild ride 22 miles through Mil waukee and came home safe on an upgrade and a prayer Jordan and Fuelleman were taking the Milwaukees crack Hia watha train toward Milwaukee Monday when they smashed into a trailer truck on a long down grade The impact tore their loco motive loose and sent them whiz zing down the grade Railroad of ficials cleared the tracks ahead of the engine and made plans for a rescue with the use of another lo comotive But the 2 men didnt know that Jordan 69 said I prayed out loud and shouted for the fireman to pray loud too Our prayers were answered The locomotive ran through Milwaukee until it hit an upgrade on the trestle over the Kinnikin nick river There it came to a halt and the 2 men stepped down shaken but staunch in their new proven belief in the power of prayer Gas Blast Kills Sioux City Man Sioux City officials Tuesday studied possible causes of an explosion that killed Harry Borden 25 Sioux City as he was pumping gas from a rail tank car into a gasoline transport truck Fire Chief Charles Kuhl said after the blast Monday that its cause had not been determined However Kuhl eaid a gasoline motor on the rear of the truck was used to pump the fuel and may have ignited the gas No one witnessed the explosion but an unidentified bystander re ported to firemen that Borden ran towards him then collapsed The man said fire in Bordens clothing had been extinguished before he collapsed and died SCHOOL BUS CRASHES INTO were injured none seriously when this school bus crashed through a wooden bridge on the Tallapoosa river near Heflin Ala The river is about 3 feet deep at this point Asks Congress to Expand Social Security Program Washington Truman administration Tues day asked congress to expand the social security program to cover practically all employed broader exten sion than the house voted last year It also asked that benefits be increased more than the house bill provides These desires were outlined to the senate finance committee by Arthur J Altmeyer the social se curity administrator He was the first witness at hearings expected to last 60 days Altmeyer also urged a bigger tax take for social security He recommended that the tax be lev ied on the first of a work ers annual income Under present law the tax now is li per cent but will rise in later years and applies to the first of income The house bill would apply it to the first On coverage the pertinent fig ures are these The present law covers about 35000000 workers The house bill would add 11000 000 bringing the total to 46000 000 Altmeyer in his prepared state ment did not mention any speci fic number of additional persons the administration wants cov ered But he said that by covering practically all ployed persons gainfully em the program would carry a much greater part of the cost of providing for the aged the disabled and the de pendent survivors of deceased breadwinners The census bureau figures there are about 60000000 gainfully employed people Altmeyer did recommend spe cifically that the program be tended to 5500000 fanners and farm workers who have been under the program never 4 Iowa Towns Get More Coal DCS Moines Needs of 4 Iowa towns for more coal were met Tuesday Rodney Q Sclby Iowa fuel coordinator said We had calls from Hampton Adel Stuart and Ute Monday for coal but Tuesday we were able to locate stoker coal for all ofthem Selby reported He said the coat would be suiit to them from south ern Iowa mines The needs were mostly for homes and schools Selby said Dealers were just out of coal but if the southern Iowa coal gets to them before they are com pletely out their needs will be taken care of he added PLAN PARKING BUILDINGS DCS Moinei offering of a bond issue to finance the construction of 2 muncipal parking buildings has been authorized by the city coun cil Set Time for Hearing of Mrs Epperly Davenport time of p m has been set for the opening Wednesday of a hearing into the mental condition of Mrs Elnora Epperly 22 who is charged with murder in the Mercy hospital fire whichtook 41 lives County Attorney Clark Filseth said that if the county sanity com mission finds Mrs Epperly insane the murder charge against her will remain dormant Mrs Epperly described by psy chiatrists as a schizopherenic was a patient in Mercy hospitals men tal ward and Filseth said she had admitted setting the blaze If she is found insane she prob ably would be committed to the Mt Pleasant state hospital Fil seth said that if us state board of control then wished to seek her transfer to an Illinois institution he would raise no objection She is a resident of Rock 111 across the river from Davenport It was believed the sanity com mission may issue its ruling on Mrs Epperlys mental condition soon after it completes Wednes days scheduled hearing 2 Found Dead at Scene of Crash Vinton persons were found dead Tuesday morning at the south edge of Garrison where their car crashed through a bar ricade where a creek bridge was out Deputy Sheriff Ed Thompson said the victims were identified as Cyril Rommann 38 of Mt Au burn and Mrs George McCloud of La Porte City Thompson said the car over turned in the creek after going through the barricade Rom manns body yvas pinned beneath the steering wheel and death ap parently resulted from drowning The woman either was thrown from the car or managed to crawl out Thompson said She had frozen to death FALSE PRETENSES Berlin young Berliner filed suit for divorce from his bride of one day and accused her of false pretenses and nonexist ing facts because she wore falsies the newspaper Der Abend re ported Tuesday Brewsfer Wants TH Law Used But Denham May Be Moving to Tackle Problem Washington Truman rejected Tuesday another republican plea for emergency action against John L Lewis but a separate government move was in the making to tackle the coal shortage by another kind of in junction The president turned down a personal appeal from Senator Owen Brewster that he invoke the national emergency provisions of the TaftHartiey law to end the current wildcat and twiceaweek strikes in the soft coal fields Brewster said the president told him what he has told other republicans who have made the same plea in recent there is no national emergency in coal The TaftHartley law per mits the president to seek 80day injunctions against strikes which imperil the national health and safety But a crackdown on Lewis ap peared to be in preparation on another front Aides of Robert N Denham general counsel of the national labor relations board said he plans to issue a formal complaint probably Wednesday accusing Lewis and the United Mine Workers union of unfair labor practices in violation of the TaftHartley law That would clear the way for Denham to ask a temporary court injunction forbidding Lewis and the minersto continue those prac tices pendiffg a hearing by the NLRB A principal charge raisedbythe coal operators is that the 3day work week ordered by Lewis is a form of coercion intended to make them sign a new wage contract on his terms Denham could ask the court to order an end of the 3day week Denham insisted for quotation that he has not yet reached a fi nal decision on what action if any to t a k e on the operators complaints He said his decision will be reached Wednesday aft ernoon at the earliest if then U S S Missouri Runs Aground Off Virginia Norfolk Va battleship Missouri ran aground in Chesa peake Bay H miles from Old Point Comfort Tuesday Naval spokesmen had no expla nation for the accident The 45000ton Missouri grounded on the edge of the channel near Thimble Shoal light She was out bound for Guantanamo Cuba for routine operations The Missouri on whose deck the formal Japanese surrender took place is the only United States battleship in active corvice A dozen tugs were dispatched to her assistance immediately after she went aground shortly before 9 a m They were unable to pull her off the bottom however and a spokesman for Atlantic fleet headquarters said there was little hope of floating her before the next high tide at p m The Missouri had just left the Norfolk naval shipyard at Ports mouth where she had undergone limited repairs Poland Orders 21 Frenchmen Expelled Frankfurt Germany land has ordered the expulsion cf 21 more Frenchmen the official Polish news agency said Tuesday The move was the latest in the feud between France and Poland which was touched off several weeks ago when Poland arrested a French diplomatic official on charges of espionage SAME meant la UH V   

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