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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 4, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME EMSTMENT CF ANS AfiC BCS MINES I A COMP I V THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APKIL 4 1947 This Paper Consists o Two Ono TRUMAN HAS PHONE SEIZURE POWER HOUSE PASSES S1U4190IFOR IOWA AGENCIES Departmental Support Higher Than Committee Proposed Des Moines appropria tion of a year for the 194749 biennium for support of most state departments was ap proved by the house late Thurs day by a unanimous vote The amount was 5691709 high er than recommended by the ap propriations committee The mil was sent to the senate by a vote of 85 to 0 with 23 members ab sent or not voting The house then went on an Easter recess until Monday afternoon and left the senate to finish its week Friday The house had spent the entire day on the measure the last big appropriations bill before the house except those of more rou tine nature The senate stillhas not taken up any major appro priations bill although talk of final adjournment has set the date at April 18 to 25 The provided in the measure which covers 42 pages and includes 50 sections com pares with 59011799 per year ap propriated for the same depart ments by the 1945 legislature for the current biennium ending June 30 However in addition to the 011799 about was sup plied some of the departments by deficiency appropriations and emergency grants by the legisla tive interim committee to finish out thepresent 2year period Compared with the the departments had asked 087752 and Gov Bobert D Blue bad recommended eral of the1 department allotments but the highpoint of the day was the reversal of its position on the amount for the state department of public instruction for supple mental school aid In the morning the members had voted 61 to 37 against in creasing the amount from the present a year to 000000 In the afternoon the house voted 50 to 37 to make the amount a year School aid pro gram advocates had asked about a year It was the only instance in which the advocates of increased school aid did not get practically what they asked for from the house Although the house boosted the amount recommended by the ap propriations committee it did make one reduction That was in the proposed salary increase for the state insurance commission er The committee had recom mended a raise from to 000 a year The house adopted an amendment to make the salary Aside from the contestover sup plemental aid the biggest argu ments came over department of agriculture appropriations and the attorney generals salary Increases over the amounts rec mended for the department by the committee were asked in amend ments involving funds for live stock breeders associations and for soil conservation work The increases were approved after spirited arguments which both called attention to recent large appropriations voted by the house and attention to the so called large state treasury balance or surplus The amount of the de partment of agriculture increase was The committee had recommend ed that the attorney generals sal ary of a year be left un changed Other constitutional of ficers had been slated for in increases of from to 000 a year The house adopted an amendment to give the attorney general a similar raise to a year Other increases over the amounts recommended by the committee were for the of fice of the clerk of the supreme court S10000 for the historical department for the phar macy board 52499 for the library commission for aid to the blind and for the Spanish American war veterans The bill would raise the salary of the governor from to 512000 a year beginning next July 1 The boost could take effect at that time because the increase would be part of the departmental appropriations measure which makes the money available July 1 The secretary of agriculture state auditor state treasurer and secretary of state would get in creases from to a year A boost for the slate superin tendent of public instruction would be from to a year Senate Foes of Lilienthal Expect Defeat Washington foes of David E Lilienthal conceded de feat Friday in their weekslong effort to block his confirmation as chairman of the atomic energy commission A 52 to 38 test vote Thursday was generally accepted as deci sive The 14 vote margin killed a motion by Senator Brickcr R Ohio to send all the atomic nom inations back to committee for an FBI check The senate is taking an Easter recess and the final vote cannot be had until next week But the fight was gone out of most of the antiLilienthal forces Senator Taft ROhio who charged that Lilienthal was too soft toward communism and So lowa Vote Split Washington JP Iowas 2 republican senators split on the motion to return the nom inations of David E Lilienthal and others for the atomic con trol commission back to the senate atomic committee Sena tor Hickenloopcr voted with the majority as the senate defeated the motion while Senator Wil son voted for it viet Russia said he saw no rea son why the final tally should be much different from Thursdays vote He claimed that outcome was just about what he thought it would be The rest of it is just a routine matter said Sen ator Wherry of Nebraska the re publican whip who took an ac tive part in the fight to block the confirmation Eighteen republicans teamed with 34 democrats to beat Brick ers motion Thirtyone republi cans and 7 democrats voted for chairman of the r atomic energy committee which recommended Liiienthals confirmation looks for a greater margin on the final vote Like many other members heviewed Thursdays test as the oppositions biggest show of strength Hickenlooper who led the fight against Brickcrs motion was sup ported by Senator Vandenbcrg another member of committee Vandenberg declared he found no basis for the charge that Lilienthal had either sympathy for communism or too easy toler ation of it He praised the Baruch plan for international control of atomic energy and noted that Baruch supports Lilienthal Taft replied that if the LilienthalAcheson re port which preceded the Baruch plan were followed atomic plants would be built in Russia for them to operate and produce atomic bombs Senator McKellar said he had not decided what if anything to do about carrying on his opposition to Liiienthals confirmation He blocked an at tempt by Hickenlooper to set a vote on the confirmation at 5 p m Monday but said he might be agreeable to some such re quest if it is made next week Close to 50000 U S schools serving from 7 to 8 million chil dren will participate in the Na tional School Lunch Program this year CRACK ZEPHYR RAMS DEPOT 2 DEAD 34 HURT Train Is Derailed by Tractor Which Fell Off Passing Freight Chicago persons were killed and approximately 34 per sons injured when the Burling ton railroads streamlined Twin City Zephyr jumped the tracks after being derailed by a tractor at suburban Downers Grove Thursday night Edith Holland of Minneapolis died Friday at Hinsdale sanitar ium where she had been taken after the wreck wlth both legs fractured a fractured rib and in ternal injuries Instantly killed was L W Wright of suburban Oak Park Wright about 50 a passenger was trapped in a coach after the speeding train crashed into the Downers Grove railroad station Doctors at Hinsdale sanitarium said approximately 30 persons slightly injured in the crash had been treated there and released The others were in hospitals in the vicinity The tractor had fallen off a westbound freight train that had just passed on an adjoining track and into the path of the stainless steel streamliner eastbound from Minneapolis to Chicago The crash in a flash of flames and shower of falling bricks ripped up 3 sets of tracks 9 miles east of Naperville 111 where 45 persons died last April 25 in a collision of 2 Burlington passenger trains The train which the Burlington said was traveling at its usual 75 miles an hour clip through the suburb 21 mileswest of Chicago smashed into the side of the un occupied brick depot partly wrecking it The diesel engine was thrown on its side but the 7 derailed coaches remained upright and were not badly damaged thus holding down the number of cas ualties in the crowded train The dead passenger was identi fied by police as Lloyd W Wright 48 of Oak Park 111 He was a salesman for the Philadelphia Quartz company Eyewitnesses said a large farm tractor fell off a passing freight train shortly before the Zephyr hit it at the main street crossing in the Du Page county community and careened from the rails Two coaches behind the engine wedged in a Vshape into the one story station Flying bricks and mortar poured on to some of the passengers through a hole ripped in the side of one coach Police said the crash occurred at p m The Zephyr was due in Chicago at 11 p m It left Minneapolis at p m C R Gross 23 of 1 Wolf Ave Iowa City Iowa a senior at the University of Iowa said the lights in the lounge car went out and he was knocked to the floor suf fering a slight cut over his left eye Property damage of was estimated by John P Falk Chi cago division superintendent of the Burlington who said some traffic was resumed early Friday through the wreck site Senate Victory Looms for U S Aid Plan for Greece Turkey Washington critics of President Trumans 000 GreekTurkish aid proposal divided Friday into 2 determined to fight the program to the end the other ready to accept it if given no other choice Senator Edwin C Johnson who heads the bitterenfl opposition said he will carry to the senate floor next week his thus far unsuccessful fight to knock out any aid to Turkey and give Greece only relief assistance Johnson said he cant vote for the legislation approved 13 to 0 by the foreign relations committee Thursday with an amendment giving the United Nations a ited veto on the American pro gram But Senator Pepper whose proposal to turn the whole communism situation over to the U N was defeated in com mittee told a reporter he will vote for the bill even if he and others are unsuccessful in amend ing it in the senate Im no isolationist Pepper declared I think this sort of as sistance should be extended by the United Nations but I wont agree to do nothing as an alter native This division of opponents re inforced a prediction by Senator ConnaJlv that ihe sen ate will give it overwhelming approval after a week or more of talk The state department mean while supplied some ammunition for supporters of the measure with a 46 page printed document replying to 111 questions sub mitted by members of congress Throughout its carefully worded answers the department insisted that while the aid program is di rected at saving Greece from fall ing into the hands of communist directed guerrillas and Turkey from succumbing to pressure from without there is no threat to any legitimate interests of the Soviet Union To those who wondered wheth er the aid program would by pass the United Nations the de partment said in response to sev eral questions that it would keep the U N fully informed of de velopments The U N would be given un der the amendment approved by the foreign relations committee the right to call a halt to Ameri can aid when it was prepared to take over such an assistance pro gram itself Close EarlyMiss Crackup Chicago Draper station agent at suburban Downers Grove and his wife said Friday they probably saved their lives by closing the Burlington depot an hour early Thursday night for no reason at all Draper said he and his wife Ellen usually stay at the depot until 11 p m but closed Thursday night at 10 p m About 40 minutes later the Burlingtons Twin City Zephyr pas senger train was derailed and coaches smashed into the depot de molishing part of the one story brick structure Heiress Released on Bail After Pleading Innocent to Charges Santa Ana Cal Louise Overell 17yearold heiress was ordered released under bail Friday on a grand jury indict ment accusing her of the mur der of her parents by a judge who said he found no sufficient presumption of guilt A few minutes earlier she and her boy friend George Gollum 21 had pleaded innocent to the indictment Superior Judge Frank lin G West set their trial to start May 26 Attorneys for the pair said they expected a trial lasting 5 to 6 weeks Judge West granted permission for her release after her attorney Otto Jacobs argued that the in dictment contained an insuffici ent presumption of her guilt and that a California statute forbid ding release on a charge of mur der did not apply because she is under age 2 Children Perish in Crowded Ohio Home Columbus Ohio 5room foster home crowded with 9 chil dren was swept by flames Fri day and 2 of the youngsters per ished Seven other children suffered burns and the proprietors who boarded them for a weekly fee were injured severely The state welfare department launching an investigation said the home had been licensed to care for only 2 and was warned Feb 26 that it violated the law by housing more Rotary Back in Italy Chicago fP Rotary Interna tional announced Friday reestab lishment of clubs in Italy after an absence of more than 8 years The city of Venice stands on a group of mud banks in the middle of a lagoon The earth is so soft that buildings can be constructed only by piledriving Weatker Report FORECAST Mason City Showers and mild Friday night Lowest temper ature 42 to 46 Saturday occa sional showers and becoming colder Iowa Showers and mild Friday night Scattered showers and becoming colder Saturday Colder Saturday night Low Friday night 42 to 46 High Sat urday 55 except 4045 extreme northwest Minnesota Rain Friday night ex cept changing to heavy snow in northwest portion Snow north and occasional rain south por tion Saturday changing to snow in southwest portion Colder Saturday and Saturday night Iowa 5Day Outlook The mean temperature will average near the state normal of 45 degrees over most of Iowa except 2 to degrees below normal extreme northwest portion Colder Sat urday and Sunday Rising tem peratures Monday and Tuesday becoming colder again Wednes day Precipitation will average onehalf to one inch occurring as rain Saturday and again late Monday and Tuesflay IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 42 Minimum 38 At 8 a m Friday 42 Precipitation 28 YEAR AGO Maximum 63 Minimum 33 AT Wirepholo ZEPHYR CRASHES INTO DE picture Two men look over the wrecked cars of the Burlington railroads twin city Zephyr which smashed into the station at suburban Down ers Grove Thursday night These cars were jammed into the side of the depot At men look over a portion of a farm tractor which fell from a passing freight and caused the derailment of the speeding streamliner Bottom Map locates Downers Grove a Chicago suburb where the de railment occurred lowan and 16th Wife Are Back Together Cedar Rapids J F Wil iams Iowas most married man and his 16th wife were back to ether Friday After a daylong search Thurs day Williams found her sitting in he Union station where she saic she had been visiting Police Sergeant Leonard Bruce said Williams 65 reported his wife left home after they quar relled when he asked her to ge up and fix breakfast Their mar riage was disclosed last month Mrs Williams the former Mrs Louise Parker 60 of Cleveland aid they were married October at Kansas City after a mail ro mance Williams was first married in 1904 One marriage lasted 24 years but the others were rela tively short in duration One wife married and divorced him 4 times REAL SHORTAGE Salem Ore ar really scarce here Newsmen try ing to call Elmer Berglund learnec no number was listed for him Berglund is sales manager for th telephone company Phone Union Rejects Offer of Arbitration Omaha represenla ives Friday rejected a 2nd offer y Northwestern Bell Telephone ompany to arbitrate the unions vage demands The Northwestern Bell area in ludes Iowa Nebraska Minnesota North and South Dakota Roy S Anderson general pres cient of the Northwestern Union if Telephone Workers said The iroposal made by the company is till unsatisfactory because the anguage continues to make this limited form of arbitration In a letter to the company the jnion said the proposed board of rbitration would not be empow red to determine the amount of nadequacy of wages and that the Company offer included only vagef Full arbitration1 the letter said would include other issues pesidcs wages which have been highly controversial for many ears The letter said the company proposaK had included a provision hat the union withdraw its strike notice The union objected that to accept the offer would mean we could not at any time arbitrate any issues which remain unset led C D Gietzcn vice president and general manager of the North western Bell Telephone company said that in the event of a strike the company will provide service or all matters o government public health welfare and safety That he explained would include service on press association wires wires police and fire calls and matters of a similar nature Omaha union officials were un certain whether Fridays an nouncement that President Tru man can seize the telephone in dustry will forestall a strike in Lhe 5state area served by the Northwestern Bell Telephone company Roy S Anderson president of the Northwestern Union of Tele phone Workers expressed sur prise at Attorney General Tom Clarks announcement and saic We had no information it seizure couldnt be done Asked if he thought the an nouncement might forestall work stoppage Anderson said 1 dont know We have nothing of ficial yet Sheet Metal Workers and Electricians Here Still Are Off Jobs Mason City electricians anc sheet metal workers still were of their jobs Friday for the 4th straight day after their contracts with members of the Mason City Contractors association expired Five other unions of the Mason City Building Trades counci reached agreements with the em ployers and have remained a work A federal conciliator Roy B Shaffer Des Moines left Thurs day evening after meeting with both groups had developed no progress toward a settlement H said that he would return here Wednesday Both electricians and metal workers were offered cents an hour but are asking CLARK REVEALS PRESIDENT HAS FEDERAL RIGHT Attorney General Says Authority Exists in Communications Act Washington cral Tom Clark said Friday dent Truman has the right 0 seize the telephone industry in he current labor dispute Clark told reporters at the ivhite house after a cabinet meet nc that seizure authority exists under the federal communications act He said Mr Truman did not asfc lis opinion but that Secretary of Tabor Schwellenbach did ask hith o say whether the government las seizure powers Clark said he gave the ruling to Schwellenbach President Truman told his news conference Thursday that he had asked the labor department to de crmine whether a legal basis ex ists for taking over the industry n the event of a strike of 287000 elephone workers Monday Clark said he looked into the communications act after reading in the papers that there was a question as to federal authority He said the in 1940 I based on the war emergency but is still in ef fect The attorney general said the authority will continue until 6 months after the official termina tion of the war That leaves the date of expira tion indefinite Laws expiring 6 months after termination of hos technically different go out of existence June 30 John J Moran chairman of the National Federation of Telephone Workers policy committee said Thursday the phone unions would obey a legal seizure although he knew of no existing authority for one If hey seize and theres a law against striking Moran tolrt re porters well obey the law Union leaders declared the strike scheduledfor G a m local time Mondayin the various time zones appears inevitable As its own last resort the union appealed directly to members of the American Telephone and Tele graph company board of directors for help in negotiating a new con tract The union bypassed the Bell system management asking A T and Ts board to order system of ficials to seek a reasonable com promise Joseph A Beirne president of the National Federation of Tele phone Workers disclosed he had asked A T and Ts 19 directors in a letter Tuesday to review ihe entire labor relations program and policy in the Bell system The union went ahead with strike plans Beirne asserting that apparent lack of collective bar gaining indicates that a strike is inevitable And the telephone companies began storing food and cots iij exchanges to accommodate skeleton supervisory forces in event the walkout begins as sched uled at 6 a m Monday in each time zone Virginia Field to Wed Hollywood Vir ginia Field said Friday she will marry Composer Howard Grode in Carmel Cal Saturday if they can get a chartered plane to fly to the northern California resort Tallc to Carlo Washington IP Rep Talle Friday was enroute to the world conference of the in terparliamentary union at Cairo April 713 This is the 2nd trip to the conference for Talle who at tended the 1939 Oslo Sweden meeting the last held until this year Molotov Doubts U S Plan Will Restore Democracy in Greece Moscow Foreign Minister V M Molotov said Friday he saw a danger that American proposals for the political organiza tion of Germany would lead to Germanys dismemberment Molotov made the statement in answer to questions submitted by Johannes steel an American writer and former radio commentator The Soviet minister also said it was his opinion that the results of such a development would give German militarists and revanch ists an opportunity to take the affairs of Germany into their own hands In the first official Soviet com ment on President Trumans pro posed aid to Greece Molotov went on record with the declaration he doubted the plan would restore democracy in Greece The best way to restore democ racy to Greece would be to do away with foreign intervention Molotov commented The implication that Greece was no democracy at present was an assumption advanced by Steel who put the question to Molotov in this way Do you believe that President Trumans policy on Greece will restore democracy to Greece Molotov stated a compromise was possible between Russias proposal for a unified Germany and the United States plan for a federal Germany if the questions could be decided by a German plebiscite Meanwhile the council of for eign ministers meeting scheduled for Friday night was cancelled when a special committee work ing on an agenda for German po litical principles bogged down and failed to reach an agreement Deputy foreign ministers work ing on the Austria treaty also made little progress Friday in their efforts to hammer out agreements on remaining treaty clauses All 4 deputies agreed that Ger man assets taken over as repara tions in Austria should be sub ject to Austrian law but the Rus sians insisted against alienation of such prop erties by Austria and this pro duced a stalemate Iowa Traffic Deaths in 1947 Mount to 113 DCS traffic fa talities rose to 113 Thursday as 2 men died of injuries suffered in auto accidents Paul Kurth 30 farmer near Halbur died in a Carroll hos pital Thursday night of head and chest injuries suffered when his car and another automobile col lided at an intersection near his home Tuesday Dillon Carmichael 68 of Omaha was fatally injured at Council Bluffs Thursday night when he was struck by an automobile driv en by Robert Steinheider 22 Gochner Nebr SAME White tin mcani no Iraftlo duih In past 2J boor Double Red Cross Quota Waterloo IIP Robert Buck master chairman of the Red Cross drive for funds in Black guarantees I hawk county has announced county collections totaled 543208 nearly double the quota of 340 ;