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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 13, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS E HOME EDITION NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associated Pressand United Press Full Lease Wirca Republicans to Battle Demo Quiz Object to Shifting Crime Investigation to Select Group Washington Republican senate leaders have decided to come out fighting against a demo cratic move to shift a crime inves tigation into the hands of a 5man special committee T2e policy committee reached this decision late Wednes day at a conference which boomed the investigation into a major po litical issue Senator Taft ROhio made it clear the republicans are suspi cious of the democrats motives in proposing that the crime inquiry be taken from the judiciary com mittee He said the move apparently was made to keep 2 republicans off the committee who know most about it and are most inter ested in it He was referring to Senators Ferguson of Michigan and Donnell of Missouri both ju diciary committee members Wont Bar GOP But Democratic Leader Lucas of Illinois retorted thats just poli cal propaganda He declared no one was trying to bar anyone from committee membership Lucas insisted the special com mittee was proposed as a sensible means of merging separate inves tigations by the judiciary and commerce committees The GOP decision made it cer tain there will be a fight when a Resolution is offered to set up the group Five Cents a Copy MASOIJf CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 13 1950 Ulffll This Paper Consists of Two One No 15t i II UMJllll VKI UU 111 9 andat the head of the lake near Ventura 2 deal fake guls from taking the first spring splash Wants Reduction in Butter Support Chicagro American butter institute wants the gov ernment to reduce butter support prices by about 3 cents a pound to halt accumulation of surplus stocks The institutes board of direc tors urged Agriculture Secretary Charles F Brannan to lowerim mediately the price paid by com modity credit coporation to the legal minimum established in the agriculture act of 1949 Simultaneously it asked con gress to consider a longer range plan to set support prices no higher than necessary to assure protection against disaster A spokesman said reduction of the support price to the legal min imum would bring wholesale 92 score butter down from 60 cents a pound to approximately 57 cents Congressional approval of the second recommendation he said would further reduce butter prices The institute said it believes a lower support price would give dairy farmers greater sales out lets and increase butter consump tion But it didnt stop hese Enthusiastic swimmers Norma latter the maximum was 32 of 16 degrees on April 5 1945 But on the Wednesdays high was 30 Iowa Tops Nation in Total Farm I 77000000 By DILLON GRAHAM AP Special Washington Service Washington Texas boosted its farm income in Senate Okays Spending Curbs in Resolution Washington JP A resolution aimed at curbing federal spending was approved by the senate rules committee Wednesday The resolution long advocated by Senator Wherry provides for a senatehouse com mittee of 20 members to estimate by Feb 15 of each year the gov ernment expenditures and income for the next fiscal year It is intended to pump new life intq a requirement of the congres sional reorganization act of 1946 This act called for such a legisla tive budget early in each session as a guide to appropriations sep arate from the presidents budget recommendations The 1946 act directed that the estimate be made by the senate and house committees handling appropriations and taxesIt has not worked out successfully how ever and no estimate has been made for the last 2 years One objection was that the joint committee was unwieldy because of its size Wherrys resolution would cut down the size by limit ing membership to 20 NOW ITS DES MOINES Des Moines round disc silvery and shiny was reported seen in the air Wednesday by Dick Williams a Des Moines at torney Fbryary by 72 Per cent over the first 2 months to Jead all states in percentage of increase The Lone Star states cash receipts from marketing for ELECT WATERLOO STUDENT Ames Miller Wa terloo was elected president of the Iowa State college student body Wednesday ftaf Iriffla 24 Up Liquor Prices in Iowa on May 1 Des Moines Increases of about 5 to 17 cents a bottle in hard liquor prices will be made at state liquor commission stores May 1 Items involved are whisky brandy and other hardliquors The commissions markup will be from 36 to 40 per cent On blended whisky this will amount to about 10 cents a fifth On more expensive items such as Scotch whisky it may amount to as much as 17 cents a fifth The in crease on pints would be about 5 or 6 cents The commission is reported to have voted the price increase to boost state revenue There has been no general increase in the wholesale price of liquor Some of the liquor revenue is used for refunds to taxing districts for veterans exemptions and some goes to cities and towns The vote on the price increase was reported divided Commission Chairman George Scott against it and Commissioners A A Coburn and Russell Swift for it Wine prices were increased re cently Condition of Oglesbys Is Reported Improved Mr a nd Mrs Bryon Oglesby 911 Van Buren N W were both reported improved at Mercy hos pital Thursday from severe in juries receivedin an auto mishap Sunday afternoon Mr Oglesby while still remaining in a serious condition showed some signs of regaining consciousness a physi cian reported He is suffering from severe head injuries Mrs Oglesby was listed as in satisfac tory condition Thursday and a leg fracture which she suffered in the accident showed improvement the doctor stated chest injuries She also has 1rthis years first 2 months to taled as com pared with during the same 1949 period the agri culture department said Thurs day The department also reported that 11 other states showed larger cash receipts Florida farmers and growers revenues jumped about 40 per cent to 000 Top place in total income how ever went to Iowa with 000 as against for the 1949 period The Hawkeye farmers big bundle of cash was roughly 80 million dollars more than was pocketed by Texas After Texas came Illinois Cali fornia and Minnesota to form the customary first five Illinois farm ers income added up to 000 as against in Jan uaryFebruary last year Cali fornias was down from and Minnesotas up from Nebraska in Gth place had farm income of for the 2 months as against last year Then came Kansas with this year and 062000 in the 2 months last year Wisconsin and 156000 Kentucky and and Missouri and Ernest Grove of the agriculture department told a reporter The 1949 cotton crop was larger than the 1948 crop and a larger than usual portion of the crop was marketed in January and February And Floridas increase Higher fruit prices Grove said JanuaryFebruary farm income for other states followed by last years totals included South Dakota and 1STC Erects New Womens Residence Cedar Falls new wom ens residence hall which will ac commodate 300 students is to be constructed at Iowa State Teach ers college The hall to be located on West 23rd street will be built without state funds Price said It will cost approximately Rent Control Lifted Lake in Pentagon Wont Arm Our Patrols Love land Calls 49 Farm Act CrowBait Fort Dodge J Love land says the agricultural act of 1949 is a crowbait horse Loveland seeking the demo cratic senatorial nomination told an audience here Wednesday night Farm income and the farm standard of are the issues at stake in this campaign Are we going to enact legislation that will put a solid floor under agriculture Or arc we going to try and finish out the race with that crow bait horse known as the agricul tural act of horse that flexes down when you want him up and flexes up only when you dont need him at all The Janesville Iowa farmer and former U S undersecretary of agriculture is a strong supporter of the Brannan farm plan There are those Loveland as serted in his prepared address who say give farmers flexible supports based on the law of sup ply and demand The trouble with flexible price floors the way theyre set up now is that they only flex in one di Loveland who is one of G demo crats seeking the senate seat of Re publican Senator Hickenlooper said farmers had lost in net income in the last 2 years He said the loss this year would be another billion and a third Where is this going to stop he asked He declared the Brannan plan at any given level of price sup port will cost the treasury no reorc than the program weve got and it will cost consumers far less Copenhagen Denmark Search planes were called in Thursday night after failing for the 5th rlay to find any trace of a U S navy patrol plane that disappeared in the Baltic Satur day with 10 men aboard A new report of possible plane wreckage off the Swedish island of Oelancl raised hopes that some clue might be fount to the fate of the missing plane But planes sent to the area saw nothing By EDDIE GILMORE Moscow declared Thursday that the U S naval patrol plane missing in the Baltic since Saturday violated the so viet frontier and engaged in a pursuit of knowledge over soviet territory This was the first hint by the Russians that the missing navy plane might be the same one which the Russians charged flew over Latvia Saturday and ex changed shots with soviet fighter planes American officials have ex Dressed fear that the navy plane which they said was unarmed was disabled by gunfire and crashed in the Baltic An editorial in Pravda official organ of the soviet communist party charged that by conducting a widespread search for the 10 crewmen American authorities are trying to hide their traces A representative of the Amer ican air force in Wiesbaden Ger said the editorial de clared on April 11 for example that an American plane was miss ing allegedly during a normal training flight over northern Ger many and Denmark He was si lent however about the fact that the plane violated the soviet frontier and engaged in a so called training exercise over so viet territory The editorial described crew men oC the plane sighted near Lapaya as American spies and repeated the charge made in the soviet note to the United States that the American plane opened fire on the Russian fighters be fore being fired at POLICY NONAGGRESSIVE Washington offi cials made clear Thursday that they have no intention of sending armed patrol planes over the Baltic Sea or of committing any other act that Russia could call aggressive Navy air force and defense de partment spokesmen declined di rect comment on the proposal by Senator Styles Bridges RN for Baltic patrols by the best U S warplanes armed to the teeth But spokesmen said that defense officials do not intend to change their nonaggressive air policy in Europe even though it is feared that Russian fighter planes shot down an unarmed U S naval Privateer patrol bomber in the Baltic area last Saturday The soviet government told the United States Tuesday that an American bomber of the B29 type opened fire on Russian fighters over Latvia The Russians returned the fire it said and drove the U S plane out to sea The soviet protested vigorously to the state department over the incident But the department does not intend to reply until defense officials have gathered all the data possible ROB ROY CERNEY Board Chairman E STEWART ULRICH Rent Director TRAMPED TO DEATH DCS Monies Powers died at a hospital here Tuesday night of injuries suf fered when a horse trampled him The accident happened on Pow ers farm near Indianoln last Sat urday Truman Cites Our Prosperity Takes Credit for Farmers Standing By D HAROLD OLIVER Washington Tru man said Thursday the United States is more prosperous than in any postwar period in its history He said he intends to take credit for it He said too there has been a gradual improvement in the world wide situation since 1946 which he described as the worst period since the last war ended In his first white house news conference in more than a month Mr Truman also whether it is pos sible to libel Senator McCarthy RWis who has charged that the state department is a haven for communists Mr Truman was commenting on a statement by Senator Taft ROhio that the president had libeled McCarthy by describing him as the greatest as set the kremlin has in this coun try Do you think thats possible Mr Truman asked he had ordered federal grand jury action against crime rackets on a nationwide scale the Brannan plan as the answer to the farm surplus problem He said this is not a po litical issue since it would benefit all farmers He said more people are at work than in any other country despite the fact there is snme unemploy ment The country has a prosper ous setup he continued if Wall Street reports can be believed Farmers are better off than ever before except the top point of 1948 he said adding he cant see any thing serious the matter with the country as a whole Mr Truman said he disagreed with some parts of the press who he said contend there would have been prosperity even if a moron was on the job as president He declared that the president can take credit and that is what he proposes to do The president referred to the Brannan plan when a reporter from the potato growing state of Maine suggested that surpluses are endangering farm prosperity Mr Truman said that the principal brought about by Maines senators Blame Both Crews in HeadOn Bump of CNW Trains Des M o i u e s Iowa commerce commission report Thursday on a headon collision of a Chicago and North Western railroad passenger and freight train at Ames Feb 26 1950 put blame for the accident on of both trains The accident resulted crews in minor Never Knew Frank Costello Alleged Gambling King Binaggio Was Good Husband Gentle Man Says Wife EDITORS NOTE Mrs Ce cilia Binaffgio widow of slain politician Charles B i n a g f i o granted this her only interview since her husband was killed on the hour a week after Binaggio was shot to death in his Truman Road clubrooms in Kansas City By SAM MELNICK United Press Staff Correspondent Kansas City Mo Binaggio was a gentle husband who was unacquainted with a na tional crime syndicate indulged in embroidery for a hobby and ap parently had no idea he was slated to be killed his widow said Thurs day Pretty Mrs Cecilia Binaggio 28 granted her only interview since Binaggio and his lieutenant Charles Gaigotta were killed to this reporter Wednesday night ns the clock ticked toward p m A week ago at that time gun men shot the 2 men in Einnggios Truman Road headquarters The day he was murdered he took his motherinlaw to town the pretty widow said Then he ordered Easter candy for our daughter Anita He picked her up after school and then worked on the garden the rest of the after noon Not Worried Mrs Binaggio said her husband left home for the last time about p m saying he was just go ing down on the boulevard for a short time He did not appear to bo worried and did not mention any meetings He wasnt afraid of anything she said This talk about his hav warrnnt ing been given a death somewhere around St thats ridiculous Binaggio did not know Frank Costello alleged prime minister of the underworld the griefstricken young woman said He told me he wouldnt know Costello if he saw him He never had any dealings with Costello Mrs Binaggio said her husband never carried a gun and often teased her for using a cigaret lighter shaped like a pistol Finest Father Binaggio was the finest hus band a wife could have and the finest father a child could have she said They said a lot of dirty things about him she said I want to tell you and show you some of the good things he did Mrs Binaggio and her mother Mrs Anthony Bondon brought out several samples of Binaggios em broidery work He had his own special brand of thread and needles Mrs Bi naggio said He embroidered nu merous articles for our child be fore she was born Why he made a blanket for her oven Binaggio was a soft touch she said He had 15 to 20 calls n day for favors and never turned any of them down I learned by accident that he personally paid for medicine for an invalid woman for years she said He bought a phonograph and radio combination set for the sisters of St Agnes convent No body knew about it until we got letters from the sisters thanking him ROONEY A POP Hollywood Roo ney now has 3 sons His wife the Former Actress Martha Vickers gave birth to a boy at Valley hos pital Wednesday night Rooney said the boy has been named Ted not Theodore he emphasized injury to one employe the report said This accident was caused by failure of the crews of a passen ger train to observe and obey re strictive indications of automatic block signals and the failure of the crew of a freight train to properly register and to provide flag protection against the move ment of a superior opposing train the report said The report was signed by the commissions safety engineer H A Franklin Discuss Set Aside to Aid ACP Program Des Moines move is un der way in some Iowa counties to set aside cultural funds for 5 per cent of conservation the agri program use by the soil conser vation service to help farmers carry out the ACP program Hervey Haze n stale PMA chairman said that to date no county has adopted such a pro gram but that several have if un der consideration Under the ACP program the government pays farmers for car rying out good soil and water conservation practices Iowa has been allotted for such work in the 1950 crop season The law provides that 5 per cent of ACP funds may be set aside for use by the soil conser vation service in hiring techni cians to aid in installing such practices Board Still in Charge of Scales Can Reimpose Curbs on Unreasonable Demands Ulrich Rent control in Mason City and Clear Lake in effect for the past 4 years was lifted Thursday by order of Housing Expediter Tighe E Woods in Washington D C The new ruling made on the recommendation of the local rent control board is effective immedi ately Announcement of the housing expediters decision was made Thursday in Mason City by E Stewart Ulrich Waterloo area rent control director who was here for his weekly visit in con nection with rent control prob lems Mr Ulrich was in consultation part of the day with Rob Roy Cer ney chairman of the rent control board Board in Authority It must be understood by ev eryone that this board is still in authority said Ulrich If atany time the board feels that landlords are asking unreasonably high rents it can recommend that rent con trol be reimposed and 9 times out of 10 the recommendation will be acted upon favorably Other members of the rent con trol board are J G Hanson Mrs Stuart N Grummon and Bernard E Manley Mason City and Thor kel E Sondrol Jr Clear Lake The move to decontrol rents in Mason City and had its origin last Dec 8 when the housing expediter in a letter to the local board suggested rent de control here unless the board took sction to the contrary Urged Delay The board decided at that time decontrol in midwinter might work a hardship and suggested that action be delayed until about Feb 15 In response to this the housing expediter asked that the board meet on or about that date to take action on the matter As result the board met on Feb 16 and voted to recommend de control of rents in Mason City and Clear Lake Delay in action on the recom mendation by the Washington of fice was in part due fo the fact that the expediter wished to note the results of a survey in Charles City following decontrol there Mr uInch explained Besieged with Calls The lengthy delay caused Mr ylnch to urge upon the Washing ton office the importance of mak ing a decision one way or the other mmediately as the local board being besieged with calls on what the outcome was to be Rent control was first imposed here in May 1946 and in August 194 a rent control board was named Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear a n cl cold Thursday night with low about 18 Friday partly cloudy and warmer southerly winds 20 miles per hour high about 50 Iowa Forecast Friday partly cloudy and warmer Low Thurs day night 14 to 18 High Fri day 50 extreme west 40 ex treme east Minnesota Friday partly cloudy and warmer High Friday 4045 west 3540 east portion IN MASON CfTY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 30 Minimum 18 At 8 a m 24 Precipitation Trace Snow Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 7fl Minimum 37 WORLD Davis selfstyled dtKTS the world with Audrey Peters Los Angeles professional dancer whom he will marry in Ellsworth Maine Friday ;