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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 31, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                NofHi lows Doily Newspaper Edited fat OM MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAFlft THAT MAKIS ALL NOtTH IQWANS N 11 C H 0 R I HOME EDITION VOL LVU Opposed to Extension of Probe Kefauver Votes Against G 0 P W a s h i n g t o n ff Senator Kefauver DTenn said Satur day he expects to propose a meth od of continuing inquiry and of crime conditions ex posed by his senate investigating subcommittee He did not elaborate But he told a reporter flatly that he is opposed to a drive by two re publican members of the commit tee to extend the investigation until next Jan 15 While that issue remains to be fought out on the senate floor the committee won unanimous senate backing for its contempt charges against such bigname gambling figures as Frank Costello Frank Erickson and Joe Adonis Dozen Cited The trio were among an even dozen balky witnesses cited by the senate Friday for contempt of con gress because of their refusal to answer some of the committees questions Others on the list included Jacob Greasy Thumb Guzik re puted treasurer of Chicagos Ca pone mob and Morris Kleinman and Louis Rothkopf former Cleveland bootleggers linkedby the committee with interstate gambling operations Three others William G OBrien and Ralph J OHara both of Chicago and Stanley Cohen of San Francisco were involved in the committees investigation of race wire services Croft Named Alsocitedfor contempt wer John Croft linked by the com mittee with plush gambling place in northern Kentucky George S Bowers a Miami gamblingfigure and John Doyle of Gary Ind whc was questioned about slot ma chines and other gambling opera tions there The contempt charges will b turned over to U Sattorneys fo presentation to grand juries in th cities where the witnesses wer heard Conviction carries maxi mum penalties of a year ihjai and a fine on each count Church Gain Piwi end Unittd Full Copjrl MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 31 Wl Thli at Two TRAILER TRUCK SMASHES CAR tractorSler truck which was trying not to hit a stalled auto on route 30 near Lancaster Pa Friday swerved off the highway and overturned on a parked auto in the driveway of a diner No one was injured Outdoes Births New York mem bership increased 513 per cen while the nations population in creased only an estimated 30 pe cent between 1926 and1949 the National Council of Churches re ported Saturday The cquncil said church membership is at an al time high not only in terms o actual numbersbut in proportion to the population A councilsurvey for the 24 year period showed that tota membership of religious bodies including a number of eastern orthodox churches rose from 53 203413 in 1926 to 80682575 o more than 54 per cent of thi total population in 1949 Despite the upsurge there an also more people not church rolls than ever on before Doctor Benson Y Landis asso ciate director of the councils re search and survey department said The council said its survey tabulated membership of 54 re ligious groups all with member ship over 50000 Combined these groups account for about 97 per cent of total church membership in the U S the report said Protestant groups adding 16 954322 new members for a 56 per cent growth showed the larges percentage gain But the Roman Catholic church which increased by 9005305 for a 484 per cen rise showed the largest single in crease in membership among the 3 major faiths About The WEATHER Mason City Cloudy Saturday night with low near 25 Cloudy Sunday with a high near 38 Iowa Clearing south and wes Saturday night Partly cloudy in the northeast Sunday parti cloudy with higher afternoon temperatures Rain developing in the southwest by night Low temperatures Saturday night 22 to 28 High Sunday 40 to 45 Further outlook Occasional rain in southeast half Monday end ing and becoming colder by Tuesday Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness Sunday with snow flurries northeast portion Sunday No much change in temperature Low Saturday night 1520 northwest 2025 extreme south High Sunday 338 GlobeGazette weather statistics lor the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday March 31 Maximum 30 Minimum 28 At 8 a m 30 Precipitation Trace Snowfall Trace County Pay Bill Sent to Committee Iowa Senate Refuses to Erase Amendments Des Molnes bill giving pay increases to county officers was in the hands of a conference committee Saturday The senate refused Friday to rub out amendments it had made in the house bill and which the house had rejected That auto matically sent the measure to the conference group Lt Gov William H Nicholas named as senate members of the committee Senators Weichman R Byers R Cedar Myrland ROnawa and OMalley DDes It was thefirst bill to go to a conference committee this ses sion Differences The major differences between the senate and house were on county attorney salaries and cost of living adjustments A few other minor matters also will have to be compromised The senate also passedand sent to the governor two bills to in crease benefits for workers One of the bills increases from to the maximum week ly benefit under the unemployment compensation law for a worker who loses his job At the same time by keeping unemployment low in his plant or office the employer can earn a lower payroll tax rate Ranee of Rates Under present laws these rates range from 18 to 27 per cent of the payroll The bill would re duce this range to 45 of a per cent to 18 per cent If the states compensation reserve fund ever falls below the old rates would be resumed The re serve fund now stands at about The bill increasing the amounts paid under workmens compensa tion increases the maximum al lowance for permanent total dis ability from to a week It also boosts the number of weeks it may be paid from 400 to 500 also increases the allowances for various kinds of permanent partial disability such as the loss of a finger or foot by varying amounts Both bills have the approval of both labor and employers organ izations Rule Television Set Not Furniture DCS Moines UR television set isnt a piece of furniture in Iowa The Iowa attorney generals of fice ruled that a television set is a complex instrument or appli ance and cant be exempted from state property taxes as furniture lndonesiaf Burma Sign 5Year Treaty Rangoon Burma sia and Burma signed Saturday a 5year friendship treaty the first such pact made by Burma since achieving independence 3 years ago Foreign office sources said Bur ma probably will make similar pacts with other nations SAME Black mtmii put U bran AP Wirephoto MARY LOUISE CORDINGLEY Woman Golf Champion of Iowa Drowns Mary Cording ley Lost in Flood By ASSOCIATED PRESS Mary Louise Cordmgley 31 Iowa womens golf champion drowned Saturday when the car which she was riding was swept from the highway at the south edge of Des Moines Search for her body continued in more than 20 feet of swirling watei Miss Cordingleys escort Boyd Chambers 25 son of Mayor A B Chambers of Des Moines was res cued from a tree about 150 yards south of the highway The two were returning from a formal dance at the Wakonda Country club when the tragedy occurred about a HI Police Patrolmen Russell War ren and Kenneth Lutz whores cued Chambers byboat said Chambers told themMiss Cor ding ley also had been clinging to the tree but she slipped and is gone1 Drove Through Barricade Police Capt Steve Seward said a witnesstold him Chambers car Lincoln belonging to the may a barricade on the flooded highway and drove through itafter stopping briefly Seward saidit was necessary for Chambers to drive through a lighted barricade and then a sec ond barricade before reaching th point where the car was swept away MissCordmgley was the daugh ter of the late W A Cordihgley former circulation manager of the Des Moines Register and Tribune She won the state womens golf ti tle in 1947 1948 and again last summer when she took perma nent possession of the trophy She is survived by her mother and a brother Ben DeBonis another witness to the tragedy sounded the alarm for help Rampaging floods swirled over many parts of the country Satur day inundating towns damaging property piling up transportation and driving hundreds from their homes At least 5 others diedin the swollen torrents New York Trajredy In an accident similar to the Des Moines tragedy a 91yearold manufacturer William B Chant died when he was hurled into surging waters after an automo bile hit a culvert at Port Jervis N Y Two men drowned in an auto mobile that was swamped by the rampaging Cooga river near Childersburg Ala They were C R New 28 and James E Ford 32 both of Talladega Ala Their deaths raised to 4 the toll in the deep south A fifth man was missing and believed drowned Some 1200 persons already have been driven from their homes in Mississippi with two deaths reported due to high waters Scores of families were fleeing their Alabama homes with one man reported missing Y anks Hit North of 38th Line By EARNEST HOBERECHT Tokyo IIP At least two American tank columns plunged across the 38th par allel into communist North Korea Saturday Elements of two U S di visions carried the war back to the enemy homeland in the same area that red Chinas New Years eve offensive smashed allied lines on the parallel exactly 3 months ago The American armored col umns drove across the pre war communist frontier north and northeast of Seoul to close with the weakened but still unbeaten communist armies 4 Days Behind They were 4days behind their South Korean allies who lunged up the east coast and crossed the border in force last Tuesday Two dayold reports put the South Ko rean Capital division 8i miles north of the parallel Other UN forces all along the 140mile front across the Korean peninsula were expected to cross the frontier within the next few days The first American spearhead to enter North Korea in 3 months lunged up one of the two main SeoulPyongyang highways due north of the South Korean capital to the Hantan river a halfmile north of the parallel and 18J miles above Uijongbu Plans ttarevealed There was no immediate indica tion whether the Americans would halt and dig in along theriver bank or push on toward Pyong yang nearly 100 miles to the northwest The second column of tanks and infantry a dozen miles to the east jumped off at midday fought off snipers and two concentrations of communist rearguards and roared across the parallel with its heavy guns blazing The tanks killed an estimated 45 to 50 enemy troops at two points on its advance After shooting up surrounding terrain north of the parallel this column withdrew to strong posi tionsforthe night Infantry Moves Behind it American infantry men of the 24th division moved up in strength to within 3imiles of the parallel against only token enemy resistance and occasional sniper fire British forces confronted by a high hill on the right flank of the American sector were held by small arms fire from dugin reds on the crest The second American invasion of North Korea cameless than 6 months after U S troops first crossed the parallel Oct 8 1950 On that occasion they kept going until at least one division reached the Manchurian frontier Com munist Chinas intervention sent the8th army reeling back to points more than 60 miles south of the parallel by January however This tune however U S De fense Secretary George C Mar shall has said that Gen Douglas Mac Arthur is not empowered to make a general advance toward the Manchurian frontier Marshall added howeverthat MacArthur ould cross the 38th parallel to as iure thesecurity of his forces Solid Line The 8th army is advancing north this time in a solid line across the peninsula instead of sending spearheads racing scores of miles ahead with the conse quent risk of flank attacks The communists have been put ting up increasing rearguard re sistance on the approaches to the parallel and digging in along and north of it They were believed to lave 180000 or more men avail able for a counteroffensive but so far the 8th army has not given a chance to recover their aalance B29 superfortresses struck another blow Saturday at com munist efforts to bring in rein forcements and supplies from communist China Ten B29s smashed the bridge across the Yalu river border be tween Manchuria and the north central tip of Korea at Linchiang with 70 tons of bombs Pilots re ported fair to excellent results The raid came only 24 hours after 38 other Superfortresses dumped 280 tons of bombs on 4 more vital bridges across the Yalu river frontier in northwest Korea Cadet Faces 5Count Murder Indictment Edwardsville 111 UR A 17 year old Western Military acade my cadet faced a 5count murder charge Saturday of shooting the schools quartermaster The Madison county grand jury returned the indictment against Paul H Baker Jr Friday He is accused of shooting Maj Henry E Suhro 61 at the Alton 111 school Jan 23 Students Are Deferred 4 Put Off Aluminum Ban May Ease Controls on Copper But Clay Sees Huge Shortages Washington national production authority NPA Sat urday postponed for 30 days its ban on the use of aluminum in more than 200 products for civil ians It had been scheduled to take effect Sunday At the same time NPA an nounced it is studying the possi bility of relaxing present prohi bitions on the use of copper Consideration Will be given to appeals from consumersrelief in hardship cases the agency said The use of copper in many prod ucts for civilians has been banned previously effective in some cases March 1 And in others April 1 No Details on Copper No details on the possible re laxation copper use bans were disclosed immediately Suspension of NPAs previously announced ban on the use of aluminum in more than 200 prod ucts was urged recently by Sen ater Sparkman DAla on be half of the senate small business committee Sparkman said manufacturers felt many small the ban was ill considered and some believed it represented a deliberate effort to put them out of business In announcing the postponement NPA pointed ou t that affected manufacturers will still be limited to using 65 per cent as much aluminum as they used on an av erage during the first 6 months of last year In addition the manufacturers will have to compete with de fenserated orders for aluminum supplies Early this week NPA ordered aluminum producers and fabricators to reserve increased amounts of their production for defenserated orders For some types of aluminum therproducers and fabricators were required to reserve 75 per cent for the de fenserated orders Aluminum for The postponement will allow continued use 6f aluminum in such products as ashtrays auto mobile hardware and trim bi cycles cigaret lighters furniture jewelry toys Venetian blinds aric storm windows NPAs order also permits alum inum fabricators to accept defense rated orders from the armed serv ices for about 40 aluminum prod ucts on the previously prohibited list These items include boxes for matches cigarets and type writer wall brackets buckles burglaralarms and pro tective systems buttons kitchen and medicine coil and motion picture humidor cans chutesfor coal package and waste foillined containers copingscor nices cups doors windowscreen frames certain furniture ware metal letters and numbers mouldings and trim certain plates nonengineering rulers screening signs soap dishes tentpoles frames and pegs thermostatic containers toothbrush and tum bler holders towel bars and Clay Sees Heavy Shortages Soon Washington if Gen Lucius p Clay leaving his high mobil ization job toreenter private in dustry predicted Saturday that shortages will economy hard ihis year hit the civilian and heavy late Makers of cars refrigerators and other durables whose steel sup ply willbe cut 20 per cent start hg Sunday probably will be rimmed another 10 per cent or more in the 3rd or 4th quarters Clay told a reporter The cutbacks have been cau tious so far he said partly be cause defense leaders want to AP Wlrephoto TRAIN TRAPPED BY EARTH SLIDE landslide trapped this locomotive of an Illinois Central freight train near Ackerman Miss The huge engine plowed into the mass of earth on the track as the train rounded a curve A hill prevented the engineer from seeing the dirt until it was too late to stop The locomotive and 4 cars were de railed but nobody was hurt Heavy rains caused the slide Moscow Fectrs British i Naval Force Near Iran Moscow Moscow press reported Saturday large and steadily growing concentrations of British naval f orces in the Persian gulf area near the strikeswept Britishownec oil fields of south Iran A story from Tehran by the official soviet news agency Tass said the latest development was the dispatching by the British admiralty of two aircraft carriers into the region The Tass dispatch printed in Pravda Izvestia and other newspapers said also thai Iranian government troops are moving toward the oil centers Ordered There The British last Wednesday or dered the cruiser Gambia to th area Two Britishfrigates and survey ship are anchored in tin avoid widespread layoffs These would scatter the labor force in industries which later will be loaded with defense work Clayforecast a strong showinj through the next 3 months by passenger car producers despite theonefifth reduction in steel The bulk of needed materials al ready is on hand he1 explained Clays decision Jo quitWash ington was announced Saturday He was one of the two special as sistants to Charles E Wilson di rector of the office of defense mo bilization The other is Financier Sidney Weinberg Clay will resume the boarc chairmanship of Continental Can Co New York from which he took leave in December He re ceived Wilsons thanks fotr an outstanding contribution to de fense His departure was expected to ease Wilsons problem of making peace with organized labor Unior leaders who have pulled out oJ the defense agencies in protesl against mobilization policies aimed much of their criticism at Clay Decision Monday on Rubber Allocations Washington ff Secretary of Commerce Sawyer Saturday indi cated a decision by Monday on the controversial question of civilian rubber allocations lor April Sawyer and officials of his na tional production authority re ceived arequest Friday from Sen ator Gillette DIowa of the sen ate small business committee that a proposed cut be held up The secretary met Saturday with Manly Fleischmann the NPA ad ministrator In response to a re porters inquiry he sent word through an aide that Senator Gil lette will have an answerby Mon day The NPA informed representa tives of the rubber industry late last week that the amount of rub ber available for civilian use in April would be cut 7500 Idng tons below the monthly average of 39500 long tons in the first quar ter of this year FIND BODY SLUMPED Ashton body of Ralph 35 of Ashton was found Triday slumped in his car in a garage here Coroner Wilson Du ven said the death was accidental Senator Has Baby Ending Deadlock in Legislature Providence R I baby Saturday broke the 2222 demo craticrepublican tie in the Rhode Island state senate and nobody knows what the historical consequences will be With the Rhode Island legislature straining hard toward an April 17 adjournment and with many important measures pending that tne Russians Sen Florence K Murray told her colleagues late Friday Im going to the lyingin Persian gulf port of Abadan Iranian government sai this week it had not sent troop to the southern provinces wheri martial law was decreed in places last Monday Tehran the capital also is under martial law The Tass dispatchalso reported the growing strike wave through out the oil fields It quoted an Iranian paper a saying the British in Huzistan were trying to picture the situa tion as threatening the lives o Britishers in order to have grounds to land British troops for intervention in Iranian affairs Fear Intervention The Tass article appraised tin situation in Iran as one in which the British might intervene with armed force and that they migh meet strong local resistance Diplomats in Moscow note tha the Soviet Union under a treaty signed with the Iranian govern ment in 1921 could intervene in Iran with armed forces under cer tain conditions notably the entry of military forces of another na tion in Iran This treaty was invoked in the soviet governmen in cooperation with theBritish government It is considered here Dne of the most important po litical facts about the presen Iranian situation Report Russ Paratroops in Albania Belgrade Yugoslavia viet paratroops and war planes have landed in Albania and the country is in astate of unrestre ports circulating here said Satur day The reports could not be con firmed but informed sources saic t was not unlikely that sovie jlanes had reached the airport a Tirana capital of Albania where Russian air force technicians have seen reported working on mili ary installations These sources said the confused situation in Albania the turbu ent Balkan soviet satellite neigh bor of Yugoslavia was probably not distasteful to the Russians They can use later any rightist agi tation as a pretext for armed in And this morning the slender quiet studious lady senator had a fine baby first child And the democrats for the time be ing had lost control of he senate For with the senate deadlocked the senates presiding officer Lt Gov John S McKiernan a democrat has been able to cast the deciding vote BabyMurray Saturday took away McKifmans vote In the meantime researchers on such matters furiously thumbing doKeared record books and saying Nothing like this has ever happened before in American legislative history ervention informants said There was no indication here intervened in any Albanian unrest An observer recently returned from Albania said there is wide spread dissatisfaction over the sovietdominated communist re gime He confirmed reports that a bomb was thrown at the soviet embassy in Tirana last month and repression followed including the shooting of several persons who were arrested I Tests Will Determine Draft Status Affects Million in Colleges Washington JP President Tru man Saturday authorized defer ment from the draftrot colleg students who make good grades or pass an aptitude test The order to mately 1000000 students now in college and is applicable to the 195152 school year r Along with the white house au thorization Draft Director Lewis B Hershey announced plans lot nationwide test which will afford registrantsthe opportunity uto demonstrate their aptitude for their present college or university work Unspecified Hershey did not specif test scores which a student for draft deferment nor the scholastic standing that wduld be required These are expected to be determined later The test scores or scholastic standing Hershey be used by local boards in determin ing the eligibility of registrants Jo be considered deferment as students Some lawmakers expect ttie new policy to defer almost who have entered college fall allsophomores tically in the upper half of their freshman year1 aUj union1 who were in the upper their second year andalTcehiori who were in the fourths of their third three lourms 01 meir TQira y Hershey saidthereVareJapproxi mately 1000000 an students it would be impossible atthii time to estimate how many w ferred About 570000 deferred oy during the present school year to continue theirstudies The new aptitudetests given on May 26 i June 18 and June 30 01951 to and others contemplating entrance into graduate or schools and to other plan to continue college studies they have already J High school seniors and other prospective college entrants not be permitted test until after they havecommenced their first year of The heart of thepresidenfsor der says a draft registrants ac tivity in study may be considered to be necessary to defer him if he bas maintained a required scho lastic standing or has attained on a qualification test a score or both such standing and to be prescribed by the director of lective service with the approval of the r Advantage in KnowHow Hershey recalled that military leaders recently testified before congress committees that since wej cannot hope tomatch the iron cur tain countries in manpower our advantage lies in our superiority in scientific and technical know how He said congress took cognizance of this and made provisions to permit the deferment of college and university students In such numbers as may be necessary to ibe maintenance of the national health safety or interest Under the new plan he ex plained student deferments will be basedupon either capacity to learn as demonstrated by results the aptitude test or upon scho lastic performance as evidenced by class standing These two criteria he said are variables which may be raised or lowered to either increasev or diminish the number of students in training as the national inter est may require Hershey said the aptitude tests will be given at approximately 1000 examination centers through out the U S and its territories They will be administered by the educational testing service of Princeton N J Printed instructions concerning the test and application blanks will be available through the 4000 ocal draft boards about April 12 or soon afterward J To be eligible to take the quali fication test an applicant 1 Must be a registrant who ends to request occupational de erment as a student 2 Must be under 26 years old at the time of taking the test 3 Must have already begun and plan to continue his college orunii versity studies the applicant needl not be in a 4 year college but his entire course must be satisfactory   

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