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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 23, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NfWS PAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated PTCM and United Pren Full Lease Wirw Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 23 1949 DEATH CAR FOR FOURWTwo young engaged couples met death Friday nfeht w their car was struck by a train at a country crossing near Fort Dodge The Illinois Cen tral passenger train was westbound to Fort Dodge 4 Youths Die When Train Strikes Auto Fort Dodge Atraincar collision at a country road cross ing near here claimed the lives of 4 young people Friday night The dead were Lois Becker 18 her sister Frances about 19 and William L Clabaugh 20 all of Fort Dodge and Ronald W Ful ler 21 of Kalo Webster County Coroner Welch Lauffersweiler said the accident occurred about p m 3J miles southeastof Fort Dodge The Illinois Central passenger was westbound to Fort Dodge The coroner said the train struck the rear of the car and all the young people were thrown clear The 2 girls and Clabaugh were killed outright Fuller died about 2 hours later at Fort Dodge hospital Laufersweiler said he under stood Fuller was engaged to Fran ces Becker and Clabaugh was en gaged to Lois U S Offers Compromise on Reich State Washington The United States Britain and France held out an offer of broader selfgov erning powers to the western Ger mans Saturday in an urgent ef fort to get a federal state startedv in the former enemy country With a possible cold war victory for Russia hanging on the out come the United States rushed its top trouble shooter on German affairs Ambassador Robert D Murphy overseas to sey the com promise proposal to balking lead ers of the German social demo cratic party The powerful socialists had claimed that the original 3power plan for a German state in the western occupation zones would impose too great a limit on the proposed government especially in financial matters The new concessions are aimed at meeting some of the socialists demands which have blocked ap proval of the plan by the German parliamentary council working at Bonn on the draft of a constitu tion for the new state first reaction to the pro posals from Bonn was favorable Some political leaders there pre dicted the compromise offer might break the present stalemate German rejection of the self government plan would be re garded as a hard blow to the west in its struggle with Soviet Rus5 sia to keep Germany from com munist control Bode Woman Receives Driving Permit at 84 Bode Beata Kinseth 84 of Bode is the oldest woman in Humboldt county to be granted a drivers license license was granted with these restrictions She must wear adequate glasses she must not drive after dark and she must not drive more than 10 miles from Health Program Outlook in Congress Not Too Bright Washington Tru mans national health insurance program to provide medical and hospital care for millions of Americans faces rough and slow going in congress But some critics of that plan predicted that the general idea contained in the rest of Mr Tru mans farreaching health pro gram probably will be translated into law after study a thoroughgoing Besides the national insurance plan the program the president sent to congress Friday calls for 1 Special financial aid to help medical schools expand 2 Increased aid for construction of hospitals and other medical fa cilities and 3 More money for the public health preventive and disease control services The administration is expected to send a bill covering the whole program to the capitol Monday Persons familiar with it said the program would work this way Wage earners and salaried workers generally would be taxed about li per cent of their income up to a year Employers would have to match that amount Hence a worker making a year would have a year de ducted from his pay His em ployer would be taxed an equal amount A worker who made only a year would be taxed only half as a year The employers contribution would be halved too The selfemployed would have to pay the entire 3 per cent on the first of in come While only the breadwin ners of a family would be taxed the insurance protection would apply to every member of the family Social security officials who drafted the program estimated the cost of the insurance feature at between and 000000000 a year Senators Taft ROhio and Smith RNJ sponsors of an aid tostates substitute for the ad ministration bill said it is prac tically certain that congress wont get around to final action on a general health program until next year Workers at Ford Vote for Walkout Detroit work ers at the Ford Motor companys River Rouge plant overwhelming ly voted a strike Saturday to pro test union claims of an assembly line speedup Approval of the strike came as the Bendix Aviation corporation strike at South Bend Ind furth er crippled auto production by shutting off 4he supply of brake equipment to major producers Thomas Thompson president of Ford Local 600 of the UAW CIO said workers approved the strike action by a vote of 32290 to 4400 More than half of the 62000 local 600 workers voted in the election The strike action was taken to protest union claims of a speedup on production lines in the sprawling River Rouge plant Only executive board approval now is required before a strike can be called The board meets next Thursday Thompson said Order Halt of Super Carrier Construction Washington Secretary of Defense Johnson Saturday or dered the navy to stop construc tion of its giant aircraft carrier United States The keel of the 65000ton flat top was laid at the Virginia yards of the Newport News Shipbuild ing corporation last Monday Johnson said in a memorandum to Navy Secretary Sullivan that he acted to stop construction of the vessel after studying the views of the joint chiefs of staff and conferring with President Tru man Neither the president nor John son had given any previous word as to whether the controversal carrier should be built Considerable controversy had developed between the navy and the air force over plans to build the big carrier The air force contended the navy was attempt ing to invade the field of strate gic bombing by building a ship that could launch bombers almost as big as B29s Significance is in the fact that Johnsons order was to dis continue and not just to suspend construction This indicated that the plan fofc the great carrier which could handle atom bombers has been abandoned permanently Kline Attacks New Farm Plan New York B Kline president of the American Farm Bureau Federation Saturday branded the democratic adminis tration farm price support bill a political move and said his group would oppose it Kline told the National Editori al association here Saturday that the program proposed by Secre tary of Agriculture Charles Bran nan proposes to continue infla tionary price relationships by government administered prices He said federation still supports the Aikeh flexible price support bill passed by the republican 80th congress assatisfying the Amer ican farmers desire to fit his in dependent operations into a dy namic free and prosperous econ omy Kline warned consumers to take another look before they buy the bill of goods offered by the Brannan proposal Nothing in our analysis so far changes the first impression that it is a political move he said Kline charged that if the idea of supporting farmers incomes by direct payments instead of the parity price principal had been used for the last 28 years farm ers would not have received much help The income support standard would have been below actual cash farm income in 19 of the years Kline said Dimitrov Named Bulgaria Premier Sofia Bulgaria Georgi Dimitrov although offi cially reported sick and absent in Russia was named to head a new bureau of the cabinet Saturday by the Bulgarian government As a result of this reorganiza tion the announcement said the cabinet had decided to dissolve the present government committee for natomal defense and foreign policy The announcement was made by Acting Premier Vassil Kolarov who said the new bureau would direct current affairs decide ques tions of and exact and timely government decisions watch for the fulfillment of Legislative Session for 1949 Ends But Adjournment Is Delayed by Clerical Details By DWIGHT McCORMACK Des Moines 1949 ses sion of the Iowa legislature ended late Friday for all practical pur poses Clerical details will delay official adjournment until late Saturday or possibly Monday Most ofthe legislators returned home leaving more than 50 bills disposed of by both houses Fri day The measures must be copied in their final form for transmis sion to the governor When that work is completed the few members still remaining will witness the official end of the session Friday was the 103rd day since the session began Jan 10 Normally the sessions run about 100 days However the legislature has met on only 67 of the 103 days The last major acts of the law makers were acceptance of con ference committee reports on 2 bills One will provide appro priations for state department support in the next 2 years The other will furnish fundt for build ing improvements at state edu cational institutions Million The departmental bill calls for about a year It will provide salary raises of about a year for elective officials It also will increase by about a year the salaries of those state employes now receiving or more annually The figure compares with recommended orig inally by the house proposed by the senate and 474022 appropriated for the same purpose 2 years ago The building improvements measure appropriates Included is an additional 000 for a state hospitalschool at Iowa City for severely handi capped children The 1947 legis lature provided for the structure which was not begun because of insufficient funds Also included was a provision calling upon the University of Iowa to enlarge its medical school so as to accommodate 120 fresh man studentsnext fall instead of the usual 90 Funds for the ex pansion were not specifically ear marked Less Than Last Year The figure compares with as originally ap proved by the senate as recommended by the house and appropriated for the same purpose in 1947 As the legislature eased toward the end Gov William S Beards ley sent a mesage to the house and senate in which he said I wish to take this means of extending greetings to all of you 1 am deeply appreciative of all the courtesies and consideration which you have shown me during the session There are some problems of public concern which I would have liked you to have acted upon However I am conscious of your Legislative prerogatives Although all our goals were not achieved progress has been made and the future holds prom ise of even greater progress SUE LANDIS ESTATE Los Angeles Eagle Lion studios is suing the estate of Car ole Landis for which the studio claims was paid in advance to the actress Miss Landis com mitted suicide last July 4 Paper Consist erf Two No Nationalist Troops From Nanking Claims Ship Shelled From Both Sides London fP A foreign office spokesmen said Saturday that Chi nese nationalist guns as well as communist artillery had fired on a British ship in the Yangtze river He indignantly denied a com munist radio charge that British ships on the river had joined the nationalists in an attack against communist position on the north bank The ships were fired on by nationalist guns too the spokes man said Under questioning by a news man he said that only one the cruiser London was shot at by na tionalist troops The London was one of 3 vessels which unsuccess fully went to aid the crippled sloop Amethyst The Amethyst and the ships which tried to rescue her only fired in self defense and did not fire until fired upon the spokes man said Confer Over Possible Lift of Blockade Lake Success soviet and American diplomats are car rying on informal talks here in ef forts to find some formula for lift ing the Berlin blockade United Nations sources said Saturday Jacob A Malik permanent so viet delegate recently approached U S AmbassadoratLarge Philip C Jessup and suggested the possi bility of Big 4 talks looking toward lifting the blockade of the German capital reliable informants said Both Jessup who since has been shuttling backandforth between here and Washington and Malik refused comment on the reports UN officials reported that As sembly President Herbert V Evatt has not yet taken a hand in the preliminary negotiations although the possibility of his later partici pation was considered likely To Inquire Into Fats Oils Price Washington Guy M Gillette said Friday that a special senate inquiry into falling prices for fats and oils will begin next Wednesday A 5man subcommittee headed by Gillette will conduct the hear ings Agriculture department wit nesses will be heard followed by representatives of soybean and cottonseed interests Gillette has introduced a bill to stabilize fats and oils prices by a fee on imports with a similar off set on exports The hearings are expected to produce information in connection with the bill EXCEEDS QUOTA has exceeded its quota to the cancer drive A total ot has been sent in and its quota was AP Wirephoto TRAPPED BETWEEN Ann Russell 3 is shown right wedged between the walls of 2 buildings in Providence R L befoie she was rescued Friday The small girl fell 14 feet from the top of one wall At left the anxious mother Mrs Lois Russell peers down the crevice through which the child fell Firemen saved Carol by cutting through the side of one building AP Wirephoto THE GENERAL TAKES A Wang Yu Chi commander of nationalist forces defending Chinkiang China inspects the citys defenses from a pill box where a Chinese infantryman stands guard This pic ture was taken last week by Harrison Forman American explorer and author Innocent Verdict Returned in Ashford Murder Trial A verdict of innocent was re turned just before noon Saturday by a jury of 10 women and 2 men which had deliberated for 23 hours the fate of Francis M Ashford 36 charged with murder Ashford admitted the stabbing of Arthur Ashburn on the night ofvDec 23 but testified that the blow was struck in self defense when the other man came to his home just before midnight follow ing an argument over the tele phone Ashburn died on Jan 10 of infection of his wound Bailiff John Hogan reported Saturday that the jury worked un til 2 a m when they indicated they would like to retire Cots were set up in the womens room for the 10 women jurors and 3 other cots in the main courtroom for the 2 male jurors and bailiff At about a m the wom en pounded on the locked door of their room the bailiff said to tell him that they wanted to get back to work to see if they could reach a verdict Death Comes to Rooster Without Head Los Angeles the headless rooster dropped dead just after a humane inspector told his owner to get rid of him It was 3 weeks after his head was chopped off Lazarus had just been returned to the custody of Mrs Martha Green by a justice of the peace Friday when Patrick Flynn Los Angeles county humane inspector came to her home to order her to get rid of the bird Flynn still was at her home when Lazarus died She had bought Lazarus 3 weeks ago for her Sunday dinner When she opened the package at her home the headless bird stood up and gave a feeble crow Veterinarians said enough of Lazarus brain had remained when his head was chopped off to let him live Mrs Green fed him through the opening in his neck with an eyedropper Fiancee Gives Up Job to Veteran Ruffeley Eng Douglas Crutchley 20 just out of the royal air force went to the town council and asked for his clerks job back The council said all right but it would have to fire the girl who had been filling the job The girl turned out to be Crutchleys fian cee Miss Muriel Davis also 20 She resolved his dilemma by saying Its more important to our future that Doug should have a job Thieves Take New Car From Showroom Council Bluffs ot a new custombuilt automobile from a showroom floor has been re ported to police here Auto Dealer Carl Kuber re ported Friday the car1 worth was taken some time be tween 6 pm Thursday night and 8 a m Friday There were no sighs of forcible entry Huber said They must have driven right out the front doors Huber said Reject Plan for Church Trial Probe Lake Success United Nations has turned down demands for a U inquiry now into the trials of Hungarian Cardinal Mind szenty and churchmen Bulgarian Protestant Instead a big majority in the U N assemblys 58nation special po litical committee gave its blessing to efforts of the United States Britain and other peace treaty signers to settle the dispute by di rect contact with the 2 soviet sat ellites The Soviet Union and her 5 communist neighbors in the U N voted no America and Britain already have accused the eastern European countries of violating peace treaty guarantees of human rights by prosecuting churchmen That is the first step under peace treaty machinery in efforts to solve the stormy issue outside the U N Britons Try to Throw Communist Into Dart River Dartmouth Eng UR Harry Pollitt secretary of the British communist party was forced to flee from Dartmouth early Sat urday when an angry crowd threatened to throw him into the Dart river for defending Chinese communist shelling of British warships in the Yangtze Friday night Pollitt was saved by police from another angry crowd which threatened to man Jiandle him when he made an openair speech defending the communist action Police led Pollitt away from the threatening crowd Friday night and he spent the night behind locked doors at the home of local communist party secretary Er nest Oltham Pollitt was accom panied by Peter Kerrigan a com munist organizer Girl Wounded in Shooting Mishap Oakaloosa 6yearold girl was critically wounded Sat urday when a 32 caliber bullet entered her forehead in an acci dent which occurred when she and her brother were playing with a pistol The girl Janet Jeffries was taken to the Mahaska county hos pital She is the daughter of Mrs Eileen Sille John Eihberger grandfather of the children said Janet and her 5yearold brother Jimmie were up early and playing about the house when he went downstairs to fire the furnace He heard a shot and went upstairs to find Janet wounded The children he said had somehow located his pistol which he always kept carefully hidden CROWN STUDENTS Storm Lake Floyd Latta of Storm Lake and Edna Bomas of ElginTil were crowned king and queen of the traditional Buena Vista college hoboday at the an nual dance Friday night Communists Plan Formal City Entry Widespread Looting Reported Soldiers Destroy Rail Station BULLETIN Nankin Communist troops Saturday crossed to the south bank of the Yangtze river 3 miles from Nankings west gate formal communist entry was scheduled for 7 a m Sunday 5 p m Saturday the emergency committee announced Nanking Chinese gov ernment abandoned Nanking Sat urday and departing nationalist troops blew up the big railway station just outside the undefended walls of the capital All along the Yangtze demoral ized government troops gave way before the red assault that breached the great river barrier Four nationalist armies totaling probably 100000 men retreated southward They left Nankings waterfront in flames and the city unprotected from the fury of Loot ing mobs The communist radio said Sat urday night red troops were pour ing across the river according to plan in key sectors of a front 310 miles long This operation ex tends from Kiangyin 80 miles southeast of Nanking to Kiuki ang 230 miles southwest Weak Defense The Peiping voicecast heard in Shanghai said 350000 men would be across the riverbetween Kiukiang and Saturday night Between Anklng and Wuhu 60 miles southwest of Npnking 300000 reds have broken through very weak government de fenses the radio claimed Iri the sector eastward from Nanking the reds reported 350000 troops have occupied Chingkiang Yangtsung and Kiangyin includ ing a Kiangyin fort which gives themcontrol of the river Kiangyin is only 85 miles upstream from Shanghai The capital awaited the entry ol the communists Crowds stood in the glum some curi the sight of the triumph ant reds Parleys Begin Negotiations for turning the city oyer to the communists already were reported under way Gen Ma ChinYuan chairman of the Nanking emergency peace preser vation committee had said earlier he had made contact with the redsfor this purpose How soon the redswould take over no one would they knew There was only one reason they had not yet come they had not yet chosen to do it The communist 35th and 37th armies about 40000 strong faced the capital across the Yangtze There was nothing to stop them Flames and smoke billowed up all along Nankings river port from fires set by government troops as they pulled out Mobs surged through the area looting everything they could lay hands on CHENAULTS TO U S Canton Major General Clair Chennault accompanied by his wife and infant daughter left here Friday for the United States Friends said he would try to arouse a great American interest in China Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Satur day night with low of 38 to 40 Pertly cloudy Sunday with a high of 60 to 65 Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday with some chance of a few showers Sun day Not much change in tem perature Low Saturday night 4045 Minnesota Partly cloudy Satur day night cooler south and cen tral portions partly cloudy Sunday warmer northwest cooler extreme south portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 79 Minimum 39 At 8 a m Saturday 4 YEAR AGO Maximum 57 Minimum 47 ;