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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 22, 1950, 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 LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Kive Cents a Copy Senate Chills Extension of Rent Control Compromise Plan Likely to Emerge in Election Year BY WARREN DUFFEE Washingftm gave a chill reception Saturday to President Trumans appeal for a oneyear extension of federal rent controls About the best Mr Truman could hope for some congressional leaders said would be a watered down compromise leaving the final decision on extension of rent ceil ings up to individual cities In a special message to congress Friday the president urged con gress to continue present controls for a year beyond their present June 30 expiration date He said that removal of ceilings would mean serious hardship for mil lions Wont Change Minds Sen John J Sparkman D Ala chairman of the senate banking subcommittee on housing said he doubted that the presidents appeal would change the minds of many congressmen most of whom have displayed little sympathy for outright extension Most likely Sparkman said the administration would have to set tle for an electionyear compro mise that will leave extension of rent ceilings entirely up to local governments or to the vote of lo cal residents Under this com promise he said federal regula tions would automatically end unless the local communities de cided otherwise Many other influential legisla tors already have said congress vill not pass a strong rent con trol bill this year A Tougrh Fight Democratic National Chairman William MBoyle Jr conceded that the presidents appeal is in for a tough fight In the nation al committees weekly publica t i o n Capital Comment he warned that the real estate lob by will be conducting a lavishly financed allout campaign to get rid of rent controls now Many republicans in congress he said will go along with the lobby The senate banking committee opens hearings Monday on a one year extension bill by Senators Scott Lucas and Francis J Myers The house banking committee is not expected to act until after the senate finishes hearings MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 22 1950 This Paper Consists Two One No 167 Say National Phone Strike a Possibility AP Wircphoto e only dry ROAD BECOMES FLOOD short strip of narrow road is t h c Ul ground available to livestock on the pictured farm near Oslo Minn on the North Da kota side of the flooding Red River Similar conditions prevail in a 60mile area extend ing from Grand Forks N Dak northward to the Canadian border North Dakota River Stands 16 Feet Above Flood Stage Bismarck N Dak battleship Missouri could have sailed down the floodswollen Red river of the North Saturday without fear of running aground as it did in Ches apeake bay In fact the Big Mo could have steamed right into the Dakota town of Grand than 1000 miles rom the nearest a omfortable 7foot clearance un er her keel The river which becomes Sports Bulletin The Mason City high school baseball team gained its 6th win without defeat by stopping Waverly 80 Saturday morning on the Gohawks diamond Rex Bartell limited the losers to 2 singles and cracked out a pair of triples sending in 3 runs to highlight the victory Mason City had a total of 8 hits and a home run by Charley Murr was nul lified when he failed to touch 2nd base Want Support From Editors on Council By STERLING F GREEN Washington A Marshall Plan spokesman Saturday sought the support of American editors for a North Atlantic Political Council to strengthen the cold war effort of this country and its democratic allies Roscoe Drummond European information chief of the economic cooperation adiministration sug gested that such a hampered by the United Nations be created at the London foreign ministers meeting next month He told the American Society of Newspaper Editors also that there should be as well as a Voice of America sending broadcasts overseas a United Voice beaming the message of freedom in behalf of all the nations of the Atlantic P wV In this Drummond seemed to be offering a followup to Presi dent Trumans announcement on Thursday of a coming greatcam paign of truth to convince the world of this countrys peaceful aims Tax Experts Cut Trumans Proposals Washington UR H6use tax writers made it clear Saturday that they will recommend federal excise tax cuts well in excess of those proposed to congress by President Truman Mr Truman asked for excise re ductions totaling with of this to be made up by a new 10 per cent excise tax on television sets The house ways and means com mittee which has had Mr Tru mans tax revision program un der study since early February already has tentatively agreed to excise reductions of about 000000 Committee members said there is little doubt that this figure wiL be increased to around 000 before they get through with the excise schedule The committee has readily agreed to the presidents recom mendation for cutting in half the present 20 per cent tax on furs jewelry and toilet preparations II also has voted to eliminate com pletely the present 20 per cent tax on standard baby oils powders and lotions But it turned down the presi The president addressing the dents request that the 20 per cent editors annual meeting spoke of the need to pool our efforts with those of the other free peoples in a sustained intensified program to promote the cause of freedom against the propaganda of slav ery Drummond said a multination Information program if brought into being by a compact attached to the North Atlantic Treaty could become another tool of the pro posed political council Few Americans he said grasp the size of the effort which will be needed to halt the soviet ambitions for world domination it will take a total coldwar effort to do it nm tttlflt 24 luggage tax be cut to 10 per cent Instead the committee tentatively agreed to this alternative 1 Re move the luggage tax entirely from such items as womens hand bags and mens billfolds but 2 to leave the 20 per cent tax intac on suitcases trunks and brie cases Mr Truman made no recom mendations for changing the pres ent manufacturers excise taxes which are passed along to con sumers But the committee has gone into this anyway and rec ommended a series of reductions on many items It has tentatively agreed foi example to cutting the 25 per cent tax on cameras to 10 per cent and the 15 per cent tax on film and photographic plates to 10 per cent It also has tentatively agreed to repeal the present 20 per cent tax on electric light bulbs and the 10 per cent tax on householdtype cooking stoves water heaters anc electric irons Committee members expect to complete their review of excise taxes next week Then they wil take up Mr Trumans recom mendations for closing tax loop holes and increasing corporation taxes a luggish shallow stream in the ate summer stood at 4303 feet 65 feet above flood stage The naximum draft of the Missouri is 6 feet With its tributaries the river al eady had forced almost 7000 per ons to abandon their homes for ngber ground Relief agencies Saturday istribution of the allo ated by President Truman to re ieve suffering in the area Declared a Disaster The entire state of North Dakota vas declared a disaster area by he Reconstruction Finance Cor aoration The move made in dividuals businesses and organiza ions eligible for emergency loans or rebuilding and repair purposes At Grand Forks where the wa ers washed over half the town 275 families were homeless To the southwest the James rose 7 inches overnight as melted snow and ice poured into t At Jamestown more than 500 families fled their homes and the army flew in 5000 sandbags to protect the city from further flooding In neighboring Minnesota Brig en Joseph E Nelson alerted the Minnesota national guard for im mediate movement into the flood stricken parts of the state should the situation warrant it Nelson and Carl R Myers a Red Cross official Saturday flew over the Red river valley Sometimes it looked as if we were flying over Lake Superior Nelson said The ice in the rivers is break ing up in chunks a quarter to halfmile long The ice is lifted up by the water which is pouring out from under it Flood Sipns in Iowa Flooding conditions also were reported along the portions of the Red river which stretch into Can ada In Iowa the treacherous Mis souri river showed signs of kick ing up Farmers near Blencoe Iowa about 40 miles south of Sioux City evacuated livestock as the Missouri burst its banks anc spread over several hundred acres In Minnesota Cedar Brook and the Rice river tributaries of the Mississippi forced 20 families to abandon their homes in the low lands A 20man crew worked all night to repair a leak in the Sylvan dam near Brainerd Minn at the junc tion of the Gull and Crow Wing rivers Sand bags were expected to keep back the waters unless heavy rains pushed the streams up again Photo BUYS CIIILLICOTHE Leonard Simmer of Manly who recently sold out the Manly State bank revealed Saturday that lie had purchased the con trolling interest in the Cbilli cothe State bank at Chillicothe Mo The bank which is cap italized at and has de posits of will be tak en over by Mr Simmer May 15 Mr Simmer who purchased the interests of Truman Richards in the bank was elected president at the meetingr of the board last Tuesday Chillicothe has a pop ulation of 13000 and has only one other bank Mr Simmer stated Air Searchers Hunt for 35 Lost on Plane Bad Weather Forces Rescue Craft and 2 Helicopters Down Tokyo big air force transport crashed Friday night with 35 persons including one of Gen MacArthurs key officials Presumably it was down in this rainswept mountain country southwest of Tokyo A wet fog settled thickly shrouding from searchers the fate of the 27 passengers and 8 crew men A daylong air and ground hunt failed to spot the 4engined C54 which was flying to Japan from the Philippines Bad weather forced 6 search planes and 2 helicopters to earth Saturday afternoon Ground searchers kept slogging over the designated search area of 14 miles square that ranges upward into the Tanzawa mountains Frank E Pickelle Chicago head of MacArthurs foreign trade di vision was 1 of the passengers Witlj 3 other occupation workers he was returning from a trade conference at Manila They were James Torrens Washington Ber nard Adams New York and Mrs Teresa Krossner home town un The little village of Toya 35 miles southwest of Tokyo is on the east of the main search area plotted by American officials Six miles away Hirugatake reaches up 4800 of the foreboding mountains that stretch along the northern boundary of the search area It is here in this fogdraped country that the Japanese think the plane will be found Police Chief Shigeru Fukuda an intense little man returned tc Toya with his party of 34 Japanese police and firemen They had spent seven hours in the search climbing about half way up the northeast slope of Hirugatake through shifting fog and clouds Fukuda said his party will go to the top He estimated the climb would take 7 hours State Department Weighs Red Incidents Breaking Off of Diplomatic Relations Unlikely By JOHN M HIGHTOWER Washington department officials weighed several courses of action Saturday to meet a serious new crisis created in sovietAmerican relations by the Russian fighter attack on an American plane The Baltic incident which cost 10 U S airmen their lives prompted demands for dras Al Cardarelli Caught After SpeedingChase An 80mile an hour chase with in the Mason City limits by a dep uty sheriff resulted in Alfred Car darelli Clear Lake night club op erator being charged with reck less driving Saturday and post ing a bond of 10385 Hearing was set for Tuesday at a m in the court of C R Servison jus tice of the peace The deputy said he chased Car darcllis 1950 Cadillac Friday from the city limits well into the city and that the Clear Lalce car passed 3 others on the way in and forced 2 cars coining from the opposite direction off on the shoulder The 80mile an hour clocking was in a an hour zone from Pierce at the corner of the V F W club cast to Polk on 4th S W the deputy stated Following the arrest Cardarel lis auto enroute to the sheriffs office struck another car stopped at an intersection a deputy said SURVEY DES MOINES RIVER Washington The house public works committee has au thorized the army engineers to make a flood control survey of the Des Moines river in Iowa Southern R R Will Stop All Train Service Washington southen railway system said Saturday i will meet a strike threat of loco motive firemen next Wednesday by closing down all its freigh and passenger traffic operations Ernest E Norris the systems president announced that the em bargo will be ordered Monday if the strike threat of the brother hood of firemen and enginemen is still pending The embargo would bar any freight or passenger traffic move ment which cannot reach destina tion or clear the southern systems lines by 6 a m local time nex strike deadline The brotherhood has colled the strike on its demand for an extra fireman in multipleengine diese locomotives The locomotives now are operated by a 2man crew ar engineer and a fireman Two fact finding boards have ruled agains the unions claim that an extra fireman is needed for safe opera tion of the locomotives ORDAIN DAVENPORT PRIEST Davenport Rev Rob ert W Kem curate of the St Paul Episcopal church in Des Moincs will be ordained priest at serv ices there May 1 It will be the first ordination to be conducted by the Rt Rev Gordon V Smith newly consecrated as the 6th Episcopal bishop of Iowa tic action from congress possibly including a break in dip omatic relations While administration leaders shied away from any such an ex reme step several other lines of action remain open These include sending a strong new note to Russia denouncing he soviet version of the Baltic in cident recalling Ambassador Alan Kirk for consultation and car rying the case either into the United Nations or to the interna ional court at the Hague Diplomacy Breach Russias latest note bluntly re jecting the United States position on the Baltic affair evidently fore closed the possibility of working out any kind of a settlement through normal diplomacy be tween Washington and Moscow The note brought a prompt re action from Secretary of State Acheson at a news conference Fri day while at the capitol there were immediate demands for se vere action by the American gov ernment House Democratic Leader Me Cormick of Massachusetts said either Kirk should be called home or soviet American relations should be broken The Russian note restated the Kremlins claim that on April 8 an American B29 flew over soviet Latvia opened fire on Russian fighter planes and was in turn iired which it disap peared That was precisely the po sition which the kremlin had taken in a previous protest to Washing ton last week Plane Not Military Between the 2 Russian commu nications the United States hac sent a note declaring that there were no military aircraft in the Baltic on April 8 other than an un armed navy privateer that it wa this plane which soviet fighters had attacked and that the plane was lost as a result This country took the position which Acheson reaffirmed Friday that Russia should pay indemni ties for the loss of American lives and property AVHITE HOUSE ATTACHES WORRY ABOUT BIG STICK By MERREWAN SMITH Eglin Field Fla UR White house officials worried Saturday that President Trumans curren military inspection tour might be interpreted as shaking a big stick at Russia But there were reports from those who should that the chief executive regards the war training exercises as proof to the world that this country would not get caught napping by the Soviets Mr Truman since leaving Wash ington Friday morning talked re peatedly about his desires anc hopes for peace Bwt these pacific statements were made before a thundering backdrop of murderous infantry weapons pouring live am munition into the peaceful Geor gia hills around Ft Benning Ga Saturday the president was to see the newest manandmachine killers of the air force in actioi over the Gulf of Mexico with th latest war planes firing everything from machine gun bullets to th newest and most secret rockets Then the president was sched uled to fly back to Washington Friday night with something more than casual inference the word got around that the presiden regarded the GeorgiaFlorida war games as something significant in times when the week rarely passes hat he does not denounce soviet lussia for its international ambi ions Not one word had been printed nbroadcast about this reported eeling on the part of Mr Truman Jut Friday night in the wake of Russian rejection of this countrys complaint about the recent plane ncident over the Balkan sea some of Mr Trumans closest advisers angrily denied that his current trip lad any deeper motives than those on the surface Young Elected ASNE President Washington fi D w i g h t Young editor and publisher of the Da3rton Ohio Journal Herald Saturday was elected president of the American Society of News paper Editors Alexander F Jones executive editor of the Syracuse N Y HeraldJournal was chosen first vice post which puts him in line for the presidency a year hence in accord with ASNE tradition As second vice president ASNEs board of directors electee Bryan editor of the At lanta Journal Bryan thus joinec the usual line of succession to the presidency Young succeeds Ben M McKel way editor of the Washingtoi Star as president McKelway wil surrender the office at Saturday nights dinner closing the societys annual 3day meeting Youth Injured in Cycle Crash Heimer 26 soi Tony Heimer of Stacyville was in Mercy hospital at Mason City Sat urday with a skull fracture and chest injuries which he suffered in a motorcycle accident a mile north of Stacyville at 11 p in Friday Hospital authorities Saturday de scribed his injuries as very seri ous Hcimers motorcycle got out o control hit a concrete culvert on the left side of the road and cata pulted 30 feet according to Deput Lewis Haberkorn who said Heim er was thrown from the cycle an additional 40 feet The injured young man wa found by a passing motorist Haberkorn said a large stone had been moved in the ditch wheri Heimer was found and it i thought the head injuries were caused by contact with the stone CWA Union May Walk Out Monday Negotiations at South Bend Stir CIO Boss New York nationwide elephone strike before expiration of the Wednesday truce deadline appeared possible Saturday Ernest Weaver president of di vision 6 CIO Communications Workers of America said a strike call would be issued to 10000 tele ahone installation workers within 24 hours if Western Electric Co did not change its position in a South Bend Ind dispute Weaver did not indicate what time he would set for start of the strike but his 24 hour time limita tion suggested a Monday possibil ity If division 6 struck and estab lished picket lines at telephone buildings other telephone unions in conflict with the huge Bell Tele phone System over wages presum ably would observe the lines Truce Date Near The other unions have threat ened to strike date set 2 months ago when President Truman obtained a truce from the unions and the company In St Louis Frank P Lonergan vice president of division 20 CWA which represents 50000 employes of Southwestern Bell Telephone company in 5 states said all our people have instructions torespect all legal picket lines Asked if that would mean a work stoppage throughout the large southwestern territory Lon ergan said wherever there are picket lines The South Bend dispute in volved 104 men and a rnuddy field The men struck March 27 when 6 of them complained the company wanted them to walk a half mile across a muddy field to work on a new television center Work or Else Western Electric has ordered the men to return to work Mon day or be discharged Weaver who made his threat as he was about to resume negotiations with the company did not say what position he wanted Western Elec tric to take Weaver appeared certain there would be a strike Wednesday at least Asserting that division 6 mem bership had authorized a strike call on the wage issue indepen dent of the South Bend grievance Weaver said I feel there will be a strike Wednesday on the wage question regardless of the South Bend sit uation which has aggravated the picture Farmer Near Garner Found Dead in Bed Garner Hall 52 a fanner 7 miles northeast of Gar ner was found dead in bed by members nf the family Saturday morning He had been ailing for a couple of years but retired at 11 p m Friday apparently no worse than usual Mr Hall was born in Illinois son of Mr and Mrs Gerdman Hall came to Garner when he was 6 years old and lived here since Surviving are the widow sons Carroll Irving Lyle and Gordon at home sisters Mrs Conrad An derson Garner and ter Berg Rochelle Mrs Ches 111 and a brother Ben of Garner The body is at the Bohn funer al home where rites are pending Call Talks Hopeless in Auto Strike By GLENN ENGLE Detroit mediators reported a hopeless deadlock in the 88 day old Chrysler strike Saturday and threatened to call off peace talks for a while Arthur C Viat regional director of the federal mediation and con ciliation service made the bleak report after a long bargaining ses sion broke up after midnight It put a damper on latest hopes for a quick return to the job of 89000 Chrysler workers whose strike already is the 2nd longest in the auto industry Its cost is estimated now at a billion and a quarter dollars Hope Fades The deadlock developed over a series of noneconomic contract matters after a general agreement had been reached in the pension dispute from which the strike stemmed Mediators had hoped for a weekend settlement Viat said another meeting would be held Saturday afternoon and unless the company or the CIO United Auto Workers union is prepared to give ground at that time he said mediators will call for an indefinite cooling off pe riod of perhaps several days Viat said lie was hopeful that a meeting of the UAWs full Chrysler negotiating committee Saturday might provide some change in the unions position He also said he was hopeful that the company might come up with a new approach at Saturdays session The full union committee has been standing by in a separate room in the hotel where stream lined 4mnn teams have repre sented each side at the bargaining table Viat said such noneconomic contract issues as grievance pro cedure union security and senior ity rules produced the deadlock Agree on Pensions Chrysler and the UAW have been in agreement at least in principle for several days over the financing of pen sions companypaid except for the part covered by federal social se curity Final agreement on this and other issues has been held up however pending settlement of numerous contract matters Federal Mediator E M Scon yers and Chairman Noel Fox of the Michigan labor mediation board have led mediation efforts Viat attended the long session which began at 10 a m Friday He said he wanted to see for him self whether or not we should continue in these negotiations I find that the situation at this moment is hopelessly deadlocked he told reporters later Mediators agreed that a settle ment still could come within a day or 2 with a few compromises Local Mercury Rebounds From Freezing Mark The mercury rebounded from the freezing mark Saturday morn ing and hit a high of 65 degrees at 2 p m at the KGLO transmit ter station west of Mason City The weatherman meanwhile promised showers for Saturday night North lowans were enjoying the spring weather even though the temperature was well below the top mark of 74 degrees registered on both Sunday and Monday Fri days high at Mason City was 57 Temperatures were rising across state and no moisture was re ported anywhere in Iowa during the last 24 hours Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and warm Saturday night and Sun day Low Saturday night 40 High Sunday 70 Iowa Partly cloudy and a little warmer Saturday night Pos sibly a few showers near Mis sissippi river Low Saturday night 28 to 42 northeast 45 to 50 southwest Sunday partly cloudy with highs of 68 to 76 Minnesota Partly cloudy Sun day little change in tempera ture Low Saturday night 34 38 north 3840 south High Sunday 55 65 except 45 ex treme north IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 57 Minimum 32 At 8 a m 46 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 49   

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