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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 2, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Copy Associated and United Press Full Wire MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 1949 STRIKEBOUNDTaxicabs idled by the citywide strike of union drivers are Seed bumpertobumper in the National Cab company lot in New York City Saturday The strike emptied the streets of most of the citys 11510 cabs Local 35 Taxi Workers Or gamzmg committee a unit of John L Lewis United Mine Workers called the strike in a bid to win recognition as bargaining agent for the cab firms employes Stiff Terms for Violence in Cab Strike New York taxi cab drivers convicted of violence in the citywide taxi strike face jail sentences of up to 6 months a city magistrate warned Saturday Magistrate Hyman Bushel sen tenced 4 strikers arrested Friday to 10 days in the workhouse and warned that stiffer penalties would be given future offenders The 4 given workhouse sen tences were accused of trying to force a nonstriker to quit driving Four more strikers were arrested early Saturday bringing the total to 22 in strike The striRe proved1 90 per cent successful Friday but taxi opera tors promised they would have more cabs on the streets during the weekend They said many non striking drivers were waiting to see if there would be violence and others merely had taken Friday joff to go to the first day of racing at Jamaica racetrack Ends Hunt for Way to Spend Her Last Year Oklahoma City UR Mrs Heart gave up her search for ad vice Saturday on how to spend having fun during her last year of life The 51 year old anonymous widow left town re portedly to rest at a sanitorium She said she was disappointed because most 600 letters she received Friday were grasping scornful almost hateful The earlier messages she said were full of hope and encouragement She said she would not open the remaining stacks of mail but would solve her problem herself The thing got out of hand she said Some of the letters were so upsetting Im going to leave town and give up trying to read them Mrs Heart worked hard for 17 years and amassed a small person al fortune in business Then heart specialists told her she had serious heart trouble and only a year to live Through the news columns of the Daily Oklahoman Mrs Heart appealed for aid in making those final months enjoyable She re tained to spend on herself Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy Saturday night with low near 38 Cloudy most of Sunday with possible light rain showers in afternoon Iowa Increasing cloudiness and warmer with light rain in ex treme west Saturday night Sun day cjoudy occasional rain and a little warmer Low Saturday night 3642 Minnesota Fair Saturday night not quite so cold northwest and extreme west Sunday increas ing cloudiness light rain or snow by night over most of southwest portion slightly warmer north portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 44 Minimum 24 At 8 a m Saturday 32 Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum 46 Minimum 25 Senate Passage on Tax Is Washington of a house approved bill to repeal all federal taxes on oleomargarine said Saturday its senate chances look good despite the promise of bitter opposition from dairy state lawmakers Senators from butterproducing states readied a substitute meas ure and said they are prepared to talk at length to prevent passage of the repeal bill which the house passed Friday by a 287 to 89 vote In stamping approval on the bill to erase the 63yearold taxes the house rejected all efforts to o u 11 a w intersta te shipment of yellow oleomargarine However the measure stipu lates that yellow oleomargarine sold in public eating places must be triangular in shape and iden tified as oleomargarine The bill does not affect the laws of 18 states including Iowa that pro hibit the sale of the yellow prod uct Hardly had the house voted when Senator Wiley RWis an nounced that he and 20 other sen ators are ready to introduce a states rights bill to 1 Repeal the oleomargarine taxes 2 prohibit interstate ship ment of yellow oleomargarine Against Tax Repeal Washington of Iowas 8 representatives Saturday voted against a bill to repeal federal taxes on oleomargarine The house passed the measure and 3 let the individual states de cide then whether they will per mit the sale of the yellow prod uct The house passed an oleomar garine tax repealer last year but it died in the senate near the ses sions end when Wiley made known he was ready with a long speech Since sale of colored margarine is already prohibited by Iowa state law the bill would have lit tle direct effect on oleo market ing procedures in Iowa except for eliminating the cent per pound federal tax on uncolored oleo However Rep Hoeven RIa said in a speech against the meas ure that it may virtually destroy one great segment of our agricul tural dairy indus try Hoeven said over 70 per cent of Iowas milk is sold for butter and that if there is no market for Iowa milk farmers will simply have to sell their herds Cream eries will have to close of Repeal Predicted Killed When Car Leaves Highway Rippey R Jones of Perry was killed Friday night when the car in which he was rid ing went off a steep embankment on Highway 144 near here Sheriff William Davis said the accident occurred on a straight stretch of road at about 10 p m Jones who was alone in the car was thrown clear the sheriff said SAME BlMk fUf 4uUfc M MRS HAZEL V CHAPPELL Named Head of Northern Iowa Teacher Unit Mrs Hazel V ChappeU Mason City Cerro Gordo county superin tendent of schools is the new president of the north central di vision of the Iowa State Educa tion association She was elected at the annual meeting of the division Friday at Fort Dodge to succeed Margaret Clark Estherville More than 1300 educators attended the session Other officers elected by the north central division are C M Gillespie Renwick vice president Elna Grimes Emmetsburg secre tary R E Nyquist Mason City reelected treasurer Leonora Lar son Fort Dodge executive com mittee member and J H McBur ney Webster City delegate to the National Education association Supt Lawrence H Shepoiser Mason City was elected president of the administrators group and Supt T G Burns Clear Lake vice president Miss Esther Ahrens Mason City was elected president of the classroom teachers group The 1950 convention will be in Mason City Approximately 220 teachers and administrators from Mason City attended Among the speakers at the general sessions were Hartzell Spence former Mason Cityan who discussed problems and methods of authorship and Alex Dreier net work radio commentator Czechs Reply to American Protest on Gl Sentences Prague llR Czechoslovakia has replied to an American pro test against the secret trial of 2 American soldiers sentenced to prison as spies the U S embassy announced Saturday The embassy refused to disclose the contents of the reply Officials said the reply was delivered to the embassy late Friday and cabled immediately to Washing ton The 2 soldiers recruits George R Jones of Owensboro Ky and Clarence Hill of Jackson Miss were sentenced to 10 and 12 years prison respectively for espionage by a Czech state court last Satur day The 2 soldiers were arrested in Czechoslovakia after they had gone AWOL from their units in Germany last December Says Britain Not Sending Jets to Reds Senate in Debate Over Passage of European Aid Biil Washington The senate heard Saturday that Great Britain was sending jet airplane engines to Russia as late as 1947 but stopped such sales before the start of the Marshall plan The information came in a let ter from Secretary of Defense Johnson during debate over the European recovery bill Senator McCarran DNev had Johnsons letter read to the senate The secretary said Englands sale to Russia of these to power the fastest new combat air been halted since De cember 1947 The Marshall plan was started in 1948 Complete Refutation McCarran called the statement a complete refutation of reports that England and other European countries getting Marshall plan help were selling jet engines to the soviet and her satellite nations Senator Hickenlooper RIowa told McCarran he was unable to agree that it the letter is a com plete refutation of the jet engine situation between Russia and Eng land Manipulations Hickenlooper pointed out that the engines had been sold prior to Jan 1 1948 He said this indicated some manipulations in British Russian relations McCarran had asked Johnson to check reports that western Euro pean nations benefitting under the aid plan had been selling muni tions and other such goods to Rus sia and her satellites Exports of potential war mate rials of this type from the United States to the iron curtain area are prohibited Condition of Monson Reported to Be Unchanged Forest Monson in MunicipaL 2 gunshot wounds from the gun of Constable Cecil Aspenson was re ported unchanged Saturday Meanwhile Aspenson has been temporarily relieved of his duties according to County Attorney Nels Branstad and his place is being filled by W J Gamble who pre viously has served as a special constable The shooting occurred last Wed nesday evening when Aspenson attempted to arrest Monson at Tom and Opals tavern on a charge of disorderly conduct Feels Most of Truman Program Will Go Through Des Moines The major portion of President Trumans pro gram will be passed by this con gress before it adjourns a high strategist in Trumans election campaign predicted Saturday I am very confident that the major portion of that program will be passed Oscar L Chapman undersecretary of the interior said in a news conference here Chapman in the department of the interior for 16 years was in Des Moines to address the Jack sonJefferson day victory dinner Saturday night Paper Consists of Two No 12 Nations Reject Russ Pact Protest Congratulate Pope Pius on Anniversary Vatican City tory messages poured into the Vatican Saturday on the 50th an niversary of the ordination of Pope Pius XII as a priest Papal flags flew from Vatican buildings and church institutions throughout Rome in silent com memoration of the occasion Pius XII is the first pontiff who has sought deliberately to avoid spe cial celebrations of his Golden Mass which will take place Sun day It was 50 years 3 he said his first mass in the church of St Mary Major in Rome Instead of any personal cele bration the pope has made Pas sion Sunday a day for prayers for the expiation of sins of enemies of the significant ob servance of the present troubled times for the Roman Catholic church in countries behind the iron curtain Churchill Off on Return Trip New York i n s t on Churchill said Saturday that it was his dear wish that the western nations could become friends of the Russian we could only get It is a great grief to the British and American people that the val iant soviet soldiers who fought so bravely have been misled into the position their government has put them in at the present time minister held a piess conference aboard the Queen Mary before sailing for England Puffing con tentedly at one of his long cigars he chatted informally with the press Churchill who arrived after an overnight train ride from Bos ton wore one of his famous siren suits Speaking of Russia he said It would make a great differ ence if they opened their borders and let people come in and go out freely like other countries Its extraordinary to have this communist paradise They are afraid to open the doors for fear all the cherubs will fly at least as many as have got wings Chickens Killed by War Surplus Charcoal Des Moines Iowa de partment of agriculture warned Saturday against the use of a war surplus charcoal which apparently has been killing chickens Mrs E M Johnston acting state chemist said the charcoal was being sold in 50pound bags stenciled vyar department Pitts burgh chemical warfare procure ment department She said she had been informed that this charcoal had been orig inally intended for use in gas mask canisters It had ben treated she said with silver oxide silver nitride and cuprous chloride ren dering it highly toxic GlobeGazette Photo NO what these 2 Clear Lake gals Myrna Jean Miller left and Carol Garvin found when they sauntered down to Witkes beach on the north shore in their bathing suits on the first day of April They arent the only ones casting eyes lakeward these days All Lakers are watching to see whether the ice will go down or out It may honeycomb and go down or a strong wind may blow it shoreward and out Be that as it may theres already a large area at the north shore all water as shown here Rent Controls Are Lifted for 20 Areas in 4 States Washington ceilings were lifted Saturday on 36500 dwelling units in 4 states Housing Expediter Tighe Woods said more than 80 other areas in 23 states will be decontrolled within a week Woods accompanied theremoval of ristrictions with a sharp warn ing that ceilings will be slapped on again if an unreasonable in crease in rents results from the move Twenty areas in Alabama In diana New Jersey and Texas are affected by the initial decontrols The move resulted from a pro vision of the new rent control act which empowers Woods to remove ceilings anywhere in the nation but to put them back on if unusual rent boosts result The housing director made it clear that his agency will continue to police rents in decontrolled areas He said local advisory boards have been told to stay in existence and keep intact the ma chinery to enforce new ceilings should the need arise Information now available Woods asserted is inconclusive as to whether the demand for rental housing has been reason ably met in the areas involved in the present series of actions AP Wirophoto STASSEN AND CHURCHILL E Stas sen featured speaker at Friday nights session in Boston of the MidCentury Convocation of the Massachusetts In stitute of Technology shakes hands with Winston Churchill as they respond to applause just before Stassen began his address See story of Stassens speech on page 2 Violations of Treaty Charged Washington UR The United States and Canada Saturday for mally accused Bulgaria Romania and Hungary of violating the hu man rights clauses of their World war II peace treaties U S envoys handed notes con taining the charge to govern ments of the 3 former German satellites which are now under communist control Canada does not maintain dip lomatic relations with the 3 coun tries but in each instance the American representative was au thorized to state that Canada as sociated itself with the charges The notes quoted the pertinent sections of the treaties and stated specific examples of violation Under the treaties the exenemy states guaranteed freedom of speech political association and religion The note to Hungary cited the trial of Cardinal Mindszenty and other church figures and the strict government control of the Hun garian press It said denial of freedom of political opinion is complete in Hungary The note to Romania said the communist government had de liberately and systematically de nied to the Romanian people the rights which the treaty guaran teed them It listed perversions of the judicial process and charged that large numbers of Romanian citizens have been seized and held for long periods without public Trying to Get Areas Rents Decontrolled Davenport in 4 cities joined forces Saturday in efforts to faring about local rent decontrol measures with private legal advice for oroperty owners F J Callihan Davenport act ing chairman said that property owners in Davenport Rock Island 111 Moline 111 and East Moline 111 had retained an attorney and formed an organization called a Landlords League The Landlords League has adopted n program calling for de control on rent ceilings and formed a blackball list of undesirable tenants Callihan said The leagues attorney will repre sent landlords in rent cases and help interpret regulations Calli han said He said the league plans to issue a monthly bulletin on rent control laws Expansion for Gas Firm Slated for Next Year Omaha ex pansion program for which the Northern Natural Gas company asked authorization this week is not scheduled to be undertaken until next year for the most part B R Bay company president said i The umaha iirrn Thursday asked the power commission to authorize construction to increase the capacity of the companys system north of Kansas by 60 0000000 cubic feet of gas daily The company contemplates build ing 327 miles of pipe line in Kan sas Nebraska and Iowa a dehy dration plant at Garden Cify Kans and additional compressor units Bay said the pipe manufacturer has promised delivery sometime between September 1949 and Feb ruary 1950 The pipe laying pro ject generally is expected to start early in the summer of 1950 and be completed by the end of Oc tober the company president said Erection of the dehydration plant at Garden City also is scheduled for 1950 he said TO PACIFIC FLEET Washington President Truman Saturday nominated Vice Adm Arthur W Radford as com mander in chief of the Pacific fleet and high commissioner of the Pacific islands If confirmed by the senate Radford will succeed Adm Dewitt Clinton Ramsey who is retiring on May 1 Treaty Text Is Approved As It Stands Foreign Ministers in 1st Meeting on Defense Alliance Washington 12 Atlan tic pact foreign ministers rejected outright Saturday Soviet Russias charge the treaty is aggressive in intent and directed against the So viet Union In their first formal meeting they also unanimously approved without change the text of the treaty to be signed here Monday A statement adopted by the group as its first action said that the treaty text refutes the charge Moscow made Friday The west ern representatives said that com plaint from Russia included mis representation Not Offensive The text makes clear the com pletely defensive nature of this pact its conformity with both the spirit and letter of the charter of the United Nations and also the fact that the pact is not directed against any nation or group of na tions but only against armed ag gression the statement concluded In a separate communique the western representatives here for the treaty signing said that at their meeting Saturday they gave pre liminary consideration to the na ture of the council to be set up to carry out terms of the treaty The council is to meet immedi ately after the treaty goes into ef fect for the purpose of setting up a defense committee which also is provided for in the pact The council it was decided will be composed of eign or other representatives of ments First Meeting The 12 foreign ministers in cluding Secretary of State Ache son had their first point meeting in the departmental auditorium where the signing ceremony is to take place Reporters were told byMichael J McDermott state department press officer that the decision for a council meeting after the past goes into effect means after it is ratified It must be ratified by the 7 na tions which took the initiativein drafting the treaty among them the United States Others are Brit ain Canada France Belgium Netherlands and Luxembourg U S ratification involves senate ap proval which might take months Deny Disease Caused by DDT Washington UR Government agencies have denied thrft DDT in secticide is responsible for causing virus X disease In a joint statement the agri culture department U S public health service and the food and drug administration also assured the public that there is no reason to get alarmed about contamina tion of the U S milk supply by DDT Statements that DDT is re sponsible for causing the socalled virus X disease in man and XLdisease of cattle are totally without foundation the official statement said Both of these dis eases were recognized before the use of DDT as an insecticide Some concern was aroused re cently when the agriculture de partment recommended precautioa in the use of DDT at dairy farms ilic Said that 37715 ii quantities of DDT had been de tected in milk after the insecticide was used for a fly control in dairy barns But the joint statement pointed out that the agriculture depart ments warning was merely a cautionary measure Beardsley Okays Bill for Survey of Government Des Moines William S Beardsley Saturday signed a bill providing for a study of reor ganization of the state government by a 9member commission The commission is directed to report to the 1951 legislature It will consist of 3 senators appointed by the lieutenant governor S rep resentatives chosen by the speaker of the house and 3 citizens named by the governor Under a house amendment commission also will study the pos sibility of consolidating state judi cial districts Ji ;