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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 8, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME I MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 8 1949 S2E ADMINISTOATION FARM PROGRAMRep Harold D CooW E1Tr ThTf Utah right with Agriculture Se ties at whlph Mn a ng house and Senate commit School Age Rule Has No Effect Here Des Moines bill to allow a child to enroll in kindergarten if he is 5 years old on or before Nov 15 of the current school year has been sent to Gov William S Beardsley The measure also provides that a child 6 years old on or before Nov 15 may enter the first grade An amendment adopted in the house Thursday provided that nothing in the bill would prohibit a board of education from requir ing a greater age than set forth in the measure Mason Citys school superinten dent Lawrence H Shepoiser pointed out that the new law would have no effect on the rule set by the school board here a year ago To attend Mason City public schools a child must be 5 years old on or before Sept 15 in order to enroll in kindergarten and must be 6 years old on or before that date to enroll in first grade 16 Subpenaed for Inquest on Slaying Des Moines wit nesses have been subpenaed for the coroners inquest into the shotgun slaying of Mr and Mrs Claude Miller of Grimes Deputy Jack Lilly has announced The inquest is set for p m at the Polk county courthouse Fri day night Lilly said Thursday witnesses subpenaed include Frank Miller 34 son of the couple who is charged with their murder Sheriff Howard Reppert Deputy Sheriffs James Mosier Donald Newquist Wilbur Hildreth Robert Tarton and Lucius Ashby and Virgil and Ted Miller who operate a farm near the Claude Miller acreage Virgil and Ted Miller are no re lation to the slain couple Earlier County Attorney Ed S Thayer said he would have the May term grand jury investigate the murder charge filed against Frank Miller The investigation Thayer said will take place re gardless of the verdict the coro ners jury brings in Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and Friday night with morning lows near 28 Advise protection of delicate new plants Increasing cloudi ness Saturday with high near 55 Iowa Fair Friday night A little warmer northwest portion Fri day Saturday partly cloudy and a little warmer Low Friday night near 35 east to 40 west Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook Warmer Saturday with light rain likely Saturday night and Sunday Turning cooler by Sun day Warmer again by Tuesday Turning cooler with more rain likely by Wednesday Precipi tation will average i to i inch Temperatures will average 2 to 5 degrees above normal Normal highs near 60 and lows near 36 Minnesota Fair Friday night slightly warmer northwest Sat urday mostly cloudy somewhat warmer south and west central portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistici for 24 hour period ending at 8 a in Friday Maximum 56 Minimum 30 At 8 a m Friday 37 YEAR AGO Maximum 69 Minimum 30 Farm Plan Critics Charge It Would Mean Economy Control Washington adminis trations new farm program ap peared Friday to be in for tough sledding in congress Farm experts on capitol hill were sharply divided in the plan for permanent high price supports combined with government sub sidies to let food prices go down for consumers Critics charged that it would lead to a controlled economy and would require a terrific job of OPA Sup porters held that it would be a more equitable solution to the farm problem than the Aiken law passed last year by the republi can congress Secretary of Agriculture Charles F Brannan who unveiled the new program Thursday at a joint meeting of the senate and house agriculture committees will ap pear before the house committee Monday to testify A scheduled meeting Friday was postponed be cause of previous commitments of some c6mmittee members Lukewarm or Hostile Members of the senate agricul ture committee which last year sponsored the Aiken plan of flex ible price supports appeared downright to the new administration pro gram Members of the house agricul ture committee however were generally more agreeable to Bran nans proposals Chairman Harold D Cooley D N Car said he is in favor of them Brannan told the committees Thursday that he could not esti mate the cost of the new system He said though that he believes it would be less than the current programs Under these programs the gov ernment has obligated 000 in price support loans and purchase agreements But it ex pects to get back most of this money During the past year however it has lost in potato support prices alone Committee Comment Comment on the program from senate agriculture committee members Senator Bourke B Hickenloop er R Iowa The farmer might have far less freedom of opera tion Senator George D Aiken R Vt It would be a controlled economy with a vengeance Senator Kenneth S Wherry R Nebr I agree with the objectives but I just dont agree with the ap proach at all It would require a terrific job of regimentation a police job like OPA Draft Registrants Must Tell Boards of Whereabouts Des Moines draft reg istrants are required to keep their iocai boards informed as to their whereabouts even if their summer vacations take them outside the country Brig Gen Charles H Grahl state director of selective service said Friday Departure from the country does not relieve them of these ob igations even though selective service is inducting no men at present General Grahl said General Grahl said this obliga tion was being pointed jut because a recordbreaking number of stu denttourists is expected this sum mer Studenttourists should re sort either personally or by mail o their local board giving the date of departure approximate itin erary and expected dateof return the general said Truman Will Face Fight on Arms Plan Washington resident Truman said Friday that com munities must revive wartime en tertainment and services for the nations biggest and peacetime armed force youngest IONIA COMES THROUGH Ionia IP Residents of this community who were the victims of a tornado a year ago contrib uted for the 1949 Red Cross drive in Chickasaw county nearly 100 per cent more than Ionias quota of Chickasaw coun ys quota of was exceeded by Arthur Boettcher county chairman said He declared that individual civilians as well as the military authorities must face this obliga His statement was issued after he received a report on the prob lem from the presidents commit tee on religion and welfare in the armed forces The committee suggested ing a in shington call to o launch a nationwide program of community services such as dances sports recreation and re ligious services Mr Trumans statement said there is an immediate and long term need for expansion of such services to support the spiritual and moral well being of person nel in the armed forces Of the more than 1600000 per sons involved he said nearly half are 21 years of age or under and of the 700000 who entered service last year over 500000 were under 21 years of age It is clear that Ihese are not mature professionals he said Some Rents in Cerro Gordo Decontrolled Washington Expe diter Tighe Woods Thursday or dered rent controls removed from 17985 dwellings in 6 scattered states Areas of California Iowa Ken tucky Minnesota Ohio and South Carolina are affected by the move It was the 4th of 5 decontrol ac tions scheduled for this week Woods said that by Saturday rental ceilings will be lifted from 148000 rooms apartments and houses in 27 states Total dwellings and locations of areas in Iowa covered include Nine hundred thirtyseven in CeiTO Gordo county except the cities of Mason City and Clear Jefferson county except the city of and Web ster county except Fort Pact Nations in Request for Arms Aid State Department Prepared to Make Appeal to Congress By JOHN M HIGHTOWER Washington fl Eight of Americas European allies urgently appealed Friday for both guns and dollars to build up their military power for defense of the west under the North Atlantic treaty They were told in reply that the United States government is pre pared to recommend that con gress enact a program of military aid covering both arms and finan cial assistance Secretary of State Acheson de scribed this program as in the highest interest of the American people But he said he cannot yet estimate its total cost He said the appeals for help are consistent with the spirit of the alliance signed here only last Monday The treaty still awaits ratification by the United States senate and the 11 other participating governments 8 Requests The 8 requests were submitted by Britain France Belgium the Netherlands and Luxembourg acting jointly as members of the western European union they set up under the Brussels treaty ISst by Norway Denmark and Italy No plea for help was voiced by Portugal Iceland or Canada the other alliance mem bers The official appeals and the American reply set the stage for President Trumans forthcoming formal request to congress for western European military assist ance which may amount to 000000 and for aid to other coun iries Together these may raise the total foreign arms cost of the United States next year to around This Paper Consists ot Two Ona No 155 Agree Upon Details of Reich Federation The Brussels pact countries acted as a group Their request was presented by Luxembourg on behalf ot all 5 nations The 5 Brussels treaty countries laid down this 4point statement of principle in their note A The armed forces of the European participating countries should be developed on a coordi nated basisin order that in the event of aggression they can op erate inaccordance with a com mon strategic plan Maximum Efficiency B They should be integrated so as to give the maximum effi ciency with the minimum neces sary expenditure of manpower money and materials C Increased military effort Deluding increased arms produc tion should be consistent with eco nomic objectives and the main tenance of economic viability Ad iitional local currency costs should be met from noninflationary sources D Arrangements concerning he transfer of military equipment and supplies for such production among the European participating countries should permit transfer nsofar as possible without regard to foreign exchange problems and without disrupting the intraEur opean payment scheme AFTER BLAIR HOUSE VISITSecretary of State Dean Acheson on Minister Robert Schuman and British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin left to right converse on the steps of Blair house President Trumans temporacy residence meeting the president Friday Earlier in the day the 3 diplomats reached an ac cord in principle about the future of western Germany Story on page 2 Found Guilty of Conspiracy on Passpor Ottawa jury Friday con victed Sam Carr of conspiring to utter a forged passport for a Rus sian agent The jury of 11 men de liberated for 90 minutes Sentence Agree on Vote at Oliver Plant Charles United Auto Workers Farm Equipment Work ers of America and the Oliver Corp agreed Friday morning to lave the National Labor Relations Board call an election May 3 to decide on the bargaining union for he Oliver plant Three representatives of the NLRB will be here to conduct the election in the Charles City West ern station The hours for voting vill be from a m to 1 a m was deferred Carr took the verdict calmly His wife appeared stunned Cour was adjourned by Judge A G McDougall until later in the day when he will hear a final plea from defense counsel Carr 43yearold Russianborn former organizing secretary of the laborprogressive party the name the communists use in Canada testified Thursday that he lef Canada in January 1946 a month before the big Russian spy probe broke He said he had a passport to attend a socialist convention in Cuba He was arrested in New York 2 months ago Judge McDougall told the jury the crux of the case lay in the evidence of Dr John Soooloff o Toronto who testified that Can had asked him in 1945 to sign a passport application for a man whom he did not know namec Ignacy Witczak Against this was Carrs flat denial House Kills Bill to Require State Inspection of Autos Halifax Seamen in Wharf Battle Halifax UR Two hundred seaman of opposing unions in maritime strike clashed in waterfront battle Friday and firsl reports said 6 men were wounded Three men were felled by bul lets fired from a ship alongside the pier on which the riot took place One man was wounded in the stomach The fighting broke out when 100 seamen believed to be mem bers of the Seafarers International Union broke through picket lines of the Canadian Seamens Union to board 3 Canadian national steamship line vessels IVAN INVENTS VIDEO London the soviet news agency relayed from Mos cow Thursday a claim that tele vision was invented by a Russian TEST MYSTERY TRAINThe Talgo mystery train built by an a bpanish railroad stops at Bloomsburg Pa while on a test run Construction details are secret Cars are smaller than conventional size and ride on only 2 wheels the front being supported by the car ahead It is reported that the train is made of light weight metals has a low center of gravity and that its cars are connected by a zippered fabric A top speed of 120 miles an hour is estimated Des Moines UR The Iowa house Friday killed a bill to re quire state inspection of motor ve hicles As the house defeated the meas ure by a 60 to 33 vote Gov Wil liam S Beardsley told a news con ference he hoped the legislature would remove the sales tax from food before it adjourns Removal of the 2 per cent tax from food was one of Beardsleys major campaign planks last year and he told newsmen Friday he still hopes the lawmakers wil carry it out Bill in House A bill to do so has been in the house for some time and now is in the hands of the sifting commit tee which will decide whether it will be brought out for action Referring to a dispute over how much money should go to state board of education institutions which has tied up an appropria tions measure in the senate ap propriations committee the gov ernor said the University of Iowa would have an estimated free balance of at the end of the fiscal year June 30 com pared to on June 30 1947 Beardsley said the figure was re ported by state auditors who vis ited the university recently He said the increase was possible de spite an increase of in university expenses Measure Killed The house killed the inspection bill despite adopting an amend ment to require inspection of cars and trucks twice a year instead of once annually The senate before recessing for the weekend passed and sent to the house a bill to make the state superintendent of public instruc tion an appointive officer instead of an elective one The bill provides for a 9mem ber board of public instruction 8 of whose members would be elected and the 9th named by the governor The board ap point the public instruction super intendent as its executive officer 71 Known Dead in Hospital Blaze Effingham HI The hunt for bodices in the ruins of St Anthonys hospital was nearly ended Friday with 71 known dead and 3 persons still missing The official toll of 74 was fixed by Msgr Jesse Gatton diocesan superintendent of the institution which was destroyed early Tues day by fire His list showed 61 identified dead and 10 unclaimed bodies The count of dead and missing was lowered from 75 to 74 late Thursday by hospital officials They decided not to count an in fant they said was stillborn to a woman who escaped from the hos pitals prematernitv ward To Take Bandages Off Douglas Eyes Southampton England UR Doctors will remove bandages from the injured left eye of U S Ambassador Lewis Douglas Satur day and probably will be able to determine whether his sight has been affected a family spokes man said Friday Dougles eye was pierced by a ish hook Monday while he was casting on the Fiver Test near here His condition Friday was re posted unchanged BULLETIN Norfolk Va coast guard said Friday the missing schooner Keewatin object of a widespread seaair search had been sighted off Pensacola bay in the British West Indies 17 Injured by Blast in Cafe Sioux City per sons were injured Thursday night as an explosion ripped through a cafe while firemen were fighting a fire None of the 15 was serious ly hurt Fire Chief Charles B Kuhl and 8 other firemen were among the injured The other 4 were spectators Thirteen of the injured were treated at a hospital mostly for cuts from flying glass Four of the firemen were held in the hospital Chief Kuhl was released after treatment but was told to return Friday for a checkup The explosion came about half an hour after the blaze was dis covered in the basement of the Vita Seald restaurant The force of the blast knocked a number of spectators off their feet Forest Thorpe one of the oper ators of the cafe said he noticed smoke coming through the floor and located the fire in the base ment He then told the half dozen or so patrons in the place at the time to leave Firemen estimated damage to the cafe at more than Three adjoining places and a hotel upstairs above the restaur ant suffered smoke damage Firemen said they had not de termined the cause of the But said it might have blast been caused by a back draft of smoke and gasses into the basement Fire damage was not serious in itself they said Wafer Breaks Through Levee Near Blencoe Omaha A levee on the east side of the Missouri river 5 miles north of Blencoe Iowa broke Thursday night inundating 3500 acres district army engineers said Friday Three families were Eorced to leave their homes Engineers also reported that volunteers were working on the Weldon levee west of Mondamin Iowa to prevent the river from cutting back undermining and breaking through They denied a report that the levee was in dan ger of going out but said all pre cautions were being taken Two days ago engineers said they discovered that Big Muddy was cutting into a bend near Mon damin and that heavy ice earlier this year had knocked down some of the piling near the levee A wil ow mattress at the river bend designed to protect the bank also had been damaged Engineers explained that pre cautions were being taken since heWeldon levee is at a critical spot If it were to go out it would inundate a large section of land nearly all the way down to Mis souri Valley Iowa they said Control of Army Would Come to End 3Power Move Leaves Way Open for Russia to Join in Project Washington 7P The United States Britain and France an nounced Friday they are ready to end military control over western Germany as soon as a proposed German federal republic is set up Occupation forces would remain m Germany under top civilian control A joint communique said com plete agreement on the whole range of outstanding German is sues was reached in conferences here among the foreign ministers of the 3 of State Acheson Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin of Britain and For eign Minister Robert Schuman of France EastWest Split The pronouncement appeared certain to harden further the dif ferences between the 3 powers on the one hand and Russia on the other over Germanys future Diplomatic authorities here antici pate it will touch off fresh pro paganda blasts from the Soviets French Foreign Minister Robert acnuman said the 3power agree ment leaves the way open for Rus sian participation and that it is now up to Russia at a uews conference that the accord on Germany is an excellent basis forthe future nf our action in Germany What the 3 countries have dis cussed is not incompatible for the 4 nations1 Schuman saidiand Possibilities are open from that point of view Ready to Talk We have always said that if the Berlin blockade were lifted we are prepared to resume discussions on Germany We maintain this posi tion and Russia knows it With the establishment of the German republic the communique said the military governors in Germany will be replaced by high commissioners and military com manders will remain only to head the occupation forces It was added that the functions of the allied authorities will be come mainly supervisory Agree on Total Education Budget Des Moines subcommittees of the senate and house agreed Friday on a total budget of approximately 000 a year for the next biennium to cover operating costs of board of education institutions This is approvimately higher than the subcommittees had previously been discussing The budget bill however can not be introduced until the full appropriations committee of the senate and house approve it There was some possibility that the full committees might raise the sub committees figures before submit ting a bill Change Judges in Rutledge Trial Cedar Rapids Judge Floyd Philbrick said Friday that he had changed assignments and named District Judge J E Heiserman Anamosa to hear tht Dr Robert C Rutledge murder trial Earlier District Judge G K Thompson Cedar Rapids was as signed to the trial opening here May 2 but since Heiserman has worked on the case previously it was decided to make the change Philbrick said Rutledge 27 a St Louis baby specialist is charged in the knife slaying of Byron Hattman St Louis last Dec 14 in a Cedar Rapids hotel room He pleaded innocent SAME a 14 ;