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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 29, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME o MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a CopyC MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One No 173 I U N Governments Cold to HooverRevised Plan NOW ITS A of Gulfport 111 are shown removing furniture and belongings from the Ben Bell AP Wircphoto home by boat as water began creeping into the homes in that area Hunt New Taxes to Balance Cut House Group Votes Excise Slash Again By FRANCIS M LeMAY Washington House tax writers started a search Saturday lor almost billion in new taxes to balance cuts they have voted in present excise levies They too optimtistic Unless members of the house ways and means committee can strike such a balance they are courting a presidential veto of the proposed excise cut they came up with Friday after days of chopping Says Hell Veto President Truman has said hell send back to congress any bill which cuts excises without making up the revenue loss to the govern ment In Fridays action the commit tee voted cuts in the imposts on night clubs travel tickets tele phone and telegraph service and babybottle warmers It previous ly had approved reductions for movie tickets furs jewelry pocketbooks luggage and many other items As it reached the foot of the ex cise list the committee found it self with a figure about 000 above the limit Mr Truman proposed on excise cuts At the time he suggested that ceiling the president said con gress might make up the loss of add a billion to the federal coffers impos ing higher taxes on corporation income inheritances and big gifts and by closing tax law loopholes Fear Election Year Some of the democratic tax writers are taking a dim view of the prospect for picking up 000000 by increasing these taxes being an election year They already have abandoned any idea of producing the extra revenue Mr Truman suggested The committee apparently has decided not to cut the a proof gallon impost on whiskey or the various levies on tobacco It ap peared too to be ignoring Mr Trumans request that a new 10 per cent tax be levied on television sets It slowed down the chopping when it got near the end of the excise list after bursting out of the presidents limits at the start In the travel transportation and communication items the president had suggested cuts of The committee held them to 000000 Predict More Tornadoes in Southwest Area By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Twelve more as savage tornadoes dipped over Oklahoma and West Texas Friday and Friday night The threat of more black funnels hung in leaden skies over both states A forecaster said late Friday night that conditions over the stricken areas are just right for more twisters Oklahomas forecast was for strong shifting winds Saturday and Saturday night Some 35 persons were injured seriously by the wrecking blasts of twisters which blew death and de struction in at least 7 spots Friday In Texas hail added its bombard ment to the wind and swelled the damage toll Six were reported dead and 100 injured there Three members of one family died in the wreckage of then crumbled home at Clyde Texas 16 miles east of Abilene Two or 2 other families were saidto be missing late Friday night and at least 5 other persons were injured Austin Fire Ends Lives of 3 Children as Rescue Fails Austin Minn fire in their home claimed the ives of the 3 small children of Mr and Mrs Donald McAl Ster early Saturday as their parents rescue attempts failed The parents returned from a visit with grandparents of he children about 11 p m and went to bed They apparently vere awakened by the the biaze They woke early Saturday morn ng with the house ablaze The Austin iire department was sum moned but the house was almost destroyed when firemen arrived about a m The bodies of 2 children Wanda 3 and Linda 2 were found in bed The body oE Patricia 8 months was in a baby buggy Mr arid Mrs McAlester were rushed to St Olaf hospital with 2nd degree burns suffered when hey tried to rescue the children The Austin fire department said the fire started from an oil burn ing stove but firemen said they could not learn whether it ex ploded or was overheated The small 2room house is 6 File Charges on Driver in Death Crash Ames collision of a truck and a car loaded with high school girls claimed its 2nd life Saturday and authorities filed manslaughter charges against the Manly Father of 8 Dies at Hospital Manly Tony Botello 52 em ploye of the Great Western rail road a resident of Manly for 21 years died at a hospital at Mason City Friday after a long illness Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a m at the Botello home the Rev Leo E Derga of ficiating Burial In Sacred Heart cemetery with Brides funeral home in charge Surviving are the widow and 8 children Festino Carmen Bea trice Rosie Bonnie Mary Lou and Joe at home and Mary at Cedar Rapids Snow Carpets West Prairies By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A snowstorm spread a whit carpet across western prairie land and Rocky Mountain states Satur day as springs delayed entry con tinued to cool the central part o the nation The late April snowfall meas ured as much as 9 inches in parts of Montana and Wyoming There were falls from Montana south eastward across Wyoming west ern South Dakota and Nebraska and as far south as central Colo rado Falls over most of the area ranged from 1 to 5 inches The heaviest were at Livingston Mont and Sheridan Wyo Valentine Nebr was blanketed with 5 inches of new snow There were freezing rains in parts of Nebraska and Kansas and showers and thunderstorms ex tended over areas from Texas and Oklahoma eastward into Arkansas and Louisiana Rain and cool weather apepared in prospect over the weekend for must of the midwest which has been hit by unseasonably cold weather most of April A rain belt extended Saturday from eastern Nebraska eastward through Missouri Iowa Illinois Indiana Ohio and into Pennsyl vania Some sleet was reported along the northern border of the wet belt miles south of Austin on U S Highway 105 Hospital authorities said the par ents were too stunned to talk about the tragedy Firemen could give no indication as to why the parents were unable to rescue the children All of the familys possessions were destroyed by the blaze ANOTHER FATALITY Panora UR Ned Brown Guthrie Center was killed shortly before midnight when his car left the Panora city limits Friday night highway 64 at Missouri Reaches AllTime Level Rulo Nebr Missour river disgorging flood waters tha originated mostly in the Dakotas reached an alltime recorded high level here Saturday The morning reading of 2146 feet compared to a previous high of 2144 recorded June 26 1947 according to Mrs Gertrude Burke official recorder In Omaha where the district of fice of army engineers coordi nates flood information the 7 a m reading was listed as 215 fee and the crest appeared to be near ing truck driver Story County Attorney Ed Junior College Groups Discuss Foreign Policy Forest than 50 stu dents including neighboring junioi olleges participated in the Wal college International Rela ions discussions at a session here riday W Earl Hall editor of the Ma on City GlobeGazette spoke on The Editor Looks at the World iis address being followed by a question period Other speakers were President L O Nilssen of Waldorf college and Dean N T Tosseland Miss Fohanna Hemmingson is advisor of he group The Austin Minn jun or college sent the largest num ber of delegates There were 4 discussion groups The general topic was the U S oreign policy with relation to Russia Germany the far east and atin America Kelley filed a preliminary infor mation in municipal court here against J E Burns Des Moines No date for hearing on the in formation was set Richard G Gorman 27 Maxwell high school principal died in Lutheran hos pital here at attt Marilyn Maxwell 17 one of 6 seniors at the Maxwell school whom Gorman was driving to Omaha on their skip clay Friday died in the same hospital at 4 p m Friday Another girl remained in critical condition At Nevada Story County Sher iff Ivan Shalley said reckless driving charges had been prepared against J E Burns Des Moines the truck driver but that they might be changed to manslaughter because of the deaths No charges had been filed early Saturday however Authorities said Burns failed to stop at a stop sign before his truck collided with Gormans car at the intersection of highway 210 and a gravel road one mile south of Cambridge One of the 8 persons injured in the crash remained in critical con dition at Lutheran hospital She was Norma Jean Sesker 16 who suffered a brain concussion and fractured pelvis Jackie Law 17 listed as critical Friday was described as fair and semiconscious Saturday AllNight Labor Talk Fails Again Deadlock on NonEconomic Issue in Chrysler Dispute By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Another allnight session by negotiators in the long and costly Chrysler strike failed to bring a settlement Saturday but federal and state mediators reported progress Were going to keep on pound ing until we reach a settlement the mediators said after the lengthy session between represen tatives of Chrysler and the CIO United Auto Workers End at 6 a m The allnight talks ended at 6 a m 5 a m Another ses sion was planned Saturday The negotiators apparently still were deadlocked over noneconomic issues Neither side commented on the possibility of an agreement over the weekend that would end the 95 day strike of some 89000 workers Federal mediators also were busy in other labor disputes And one strike after 2 days was postponed In Washington labor conciliators were assigned to confer with the Continental Baking company and spokesmen for 2500 AFL Bakery Workers who have threatened to strike next Tuesday for company wide instead of local bargaining The baking chain one of the coun trys largest has plants in 83 cities A federal mediator plans to meet with company and union of ficials in New York over the weekend to attemptsettlement of the strike of 10000 installation workers in the nationwide tele phone wage dispute No comment was made after Fridays discussion between representatives of the CIO Communication Workers union and the Western Electric company of the Bell Telephone system Postpone Rail Strike The 2 day strike by some 125 workers against the Chicago and Illinois Midland coalhauling rail road was postponed Friday night Union and carrier spokesmen saic the strike was postponed pending hearings and report of President Trumans emergency board Avhich is expected to meet Monday The walkout started Thursday in a dispute over grievances extra pay discipline and rule changes There appeared no quick settle ment of the strike of 12000 AFL elevator operators Janitors and other service workers in New York City The national railway mediation board was in session in Chicago seeking to avert a strike by rail road firemen against 4 key car riers A strike originally set for April 26 was postponed until May 10 AP Wirephotos OL ROCKIN CHAIRS GOT to figure out what makes the rocker rock is Kenneth Holladay 15 son of Mr and Mrs Floyd Holladay The Holladays report their 8yearold platform rocker started rocking over a month ago and has been going strong ever since Over 200 persons have witnessed the phenomena Just Keeps Rockln Along Californian Dies on Iowa Highway Estherville Morton of Glendale Cal was killed Fri day when his car went off the highway 3 miles south of here on highway 17 Mortons car ran off the shoul der of the road and then plunged down a 25foot embankment SAME Black meant traffic death In 21 Kouri Ministry Student Killed in Crash Dewitt 23yearold min istry student at Wartburg college Waverly Iowa whose wife gave birth to a baby Friday was killed instantly in a truckautomobile collision 2 miles east of Wheat land on highway 30 at 2 a m Saturday Dead is Robert J King of Rock Falls 111 driver of the car Al bert Shiery of Belle Plainc Iowa operator of the Union Freight ways Truck Cedar Rapids es caped injury State highway policemen said the truck was going west and Kings car east when the crash occurred Kings body was taken to a Dewitt funeral home Kings wife gave birth to a son at a Waverly hospital and King was on his way back to Rock Falls 111 to get his moihcrin law and the couples other child a 2 year old daughter He was going to take them back to Wiv erly Besides his wife and 2 children King is survived by his parents and a brother Tydings Cites Contempt on Earl Browder Washington Tyd ngs ordered a start Saturday on contempt proceedings against Biowder and Frederick Vander bilt Field for refusal to answer questions before his communist in vestigating committee The Maryland democrat chair man of a senate foreign relations subcommittee directed Edward P Vlorgan committee counsel to orepare contempt citations He said hebelieved there had seen an affront to the dignity of the senate and the government in the refusal of the witnesses to answer certain questions Browder is former head of the American communist party and Field has been identified in testi mony as an acknowledged com munist Before court action could be brought against them on charges of contempt of congress the sub committee the full foreign rela tions committee and the senate itself would have to approve the citations The subcommittee under Tyd ings is looking into charges by Senator McCarthy RWis tha the state department is honey combed with communists and other bad security risks DIES WHILE DRIVING Oehvein F Burke 58 of Rock Rapids suffered a fita heart attack while driving his car on Highway 3 about 11 miles eas of Oclwcin Friday The car ran nearly 00 yards into a pasture be fore it slopped Platform Rocker Goes Into Act Every Time We Talk Muscatine and Mrs Floyd Holladay and their 3 sons said Saturday they wished their sen chair would take a holiday For 36 days they said its rocked every time someone alked about it And sometimes when it was being ignored The Holladays have moved jrdinarylooking redupholstered platform rocker into every one of he 6 rooms in their frame house Theyve turned it upside down Theyve weighted it Theyve poked into the upholstery Old rocking chair just kept rock ng For more than 8 years the Hol adays said their chair was just mother rocker It rocked only when someone rocked it The person who liked best to it Mrs Holladay said was loyd Brossart her brotherinlaw e sat in it whenever he visited them On March 1 the Holladays moved into the house previously occupied by the Brossarts who moved to a farm On March 17 Brossart died following 2 opera tions Six days after my uncle died said Kenneth Holladay 15 we noticed something funny about the chair It seemed to move a little bit every now and a whole lot Now it rocks every time you talk about it Is it rocking now a reporter talking to Kenneth on the tele phone asked Its moving a little bit Ken neth said Other reporters said they had watched the chair move Postma Hurls 3Hit Shutout in Mohawk Postma hurled a 3hit shutout as the Mason City VIohawks blanked West Waterloo 50 in the opening game of the Big Six tournament Saturday morning Elmer Starrs crew picked up 2 runs in the 3rd on 3 walks and a single by Rod Wright They added 3 more in the 6th without benefit of a hit Three Waterloo errors and a wild pitch accounted for all the scoring in the inning Postma collected 4 strikeouts and issued no walks Bob Miller West hurler fanned 6 and walked 8 The game was played in a light rain Mason City was scheduled to meet East Des Moines Saturday afternoon R H F Mason City 002 003 4 2 West Waterloo 000 000 3 3 WORTHINGTON SOLDIER DIES Tokyo army identi fied Saturday a soldier killed in a Tokyo auto accident as Pvt Alber L Edwards 20 of route 2 Worth ington Minn The soldier a mem ber of the Tokyo quartermaster depots companj A Thursday when his was killed automobile struck a telephone pole DAYLIGHT TIME BEGINS Chicago UR Fifty million Americans will set their clock ahead Saturday night and begir living on daylight savings time for the summer Proposal by ExPresident Is Criticized Romulo Says Russian Membership Bridges a Wide Chasm By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Former President Hoovers pro posal that the United Nations be revamped without Russia gained little approval throughout the world an Associated Press sur vey revealed Saturday Hoovers speech was not prom inently played by most newspa pers Most responsible govern ment officials refrained from comment saying that the former president spoke only as a private citizen At Lake Success Mrs Franklin D Roosevelt a United States dele gate to the U N said she believed in doing the best we can with the U N as it is organized Only Workable Bridge Assembly President Carlos P Romulo said the U N with Rus sia in it is the only workable bridge that we have today be tween the 2 hostile camps on eith er side of the chasm Vladimir Houdek permanent delegate from communist Czech oslovakia said the Hoover plan was not the best way to secure world peace He said the Russian bloc countries who have been boycotting the U N over the question of Chinese nationalist representation are not going to quit the U N Houdeks statement at a press conference was the 1st reaction from one of the countries which Hoovers proposal would exclude T F Tsiang chief delegate of nationalist China said the world is not quite ready for such a drastic proposal but the pressure of world events will eventually drive us to accept Mr Hoovers proposal In Washington President Tru man would not comment Reaction an other Washington quarters was mixed Senator George DGa said Ultimately we will have to come to that Senator Hickenlooper RIowa said congress should give pro found and immediate considera tion to Hoovers views But John Foster Dulles repub lican adviser to Secretary of State Dean Acheson said there is no occasion to destroy the universal ity of the United Nations No Moscow has not commented on Hoovers suggestion British diplomatic sources said the idea would not be looked on favorably in that country They said the U N still serves a useful purpose as a point of contact among all nations The French foreign office after studying Hoovers suggestion for 6 hours decided not to comment From Cairo came one of the strongest expressions of disap proval Ousting the communist nations from the United Nations would be the surest way to transform the cold war into a shooting war said an unofficial but representa Says Farmers Should Redeem Loans by May 1 DCS Moines UR Hervey E Hazcn chairman of the Iowa Pro duction and Marketing Adminis tration committee said Saturday that farmers should redeem crop warehouse loans with a maturity date of April 30 by May 1 He said such loans may be re deemed in the county PMA office May 1 if payment is made before the close of businesson that day No warehousestored loan notes due April 30 will be forwarded for collection by the Chicago of fice after April 28 he said tive source In New Delhi Indian officials said the proposal was inoppor tune and undesirable Weather Report FORECAST Mason Cily Cloudy cool rather windy through Sunday Occa sional periods of rain changing to snow Low Saturday night 35 High Sunday 40 Iowa Cloudy and cool and rather windy through Sunday Occa sional periods of rain with rain changing to snow northwest por tion Low Saturday night near 35 High Sunday near 40 North easterly winds 25 miles per hour Sunday Further Outlook Most ly cloudy and continued cool Monday with some chance of rain Partly cloudy and cool Tuesday Minnesota Mostly cloudy and con tinued cold through Sunday Some snow likely southwest por tion and occasional rain extreme south portion Low Saturday night 25 north 33 south High Sunday 3840 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weatherjptatistics for the 24 hours ending Jrc 8 a m Saturday Maximum 47 Minimum 35 At 8 a m 38 YEAR AGO Maximum fi9 Minimum 37   

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