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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 10, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LIV AMOdated Press and United Press full Lease Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 10 1948 This Paper Consists of Two No HOOVER ENTERS GATE OF FORMER HOME Former President Herbert Hoover enters the gate of his former home in West Branch smiling and surrounded by townspeo ple Hoover returned Tuesday to celebrate his 74th birthday Hope to Cut Excise Taxes GOP Leaders Look Toward Reduction Washington UR Senate re publicans set their sights Tuesday on cutting excise taxes next year Chairman Eugene D Millikin R Colo of the senate finance committee said he hopes the next congress can make such tax re ductions early in the session He said he is confident it will be done if prospects are for a substantial surplus of government income over spending Excise taxes include levies on longdistance telephone calls tele grams transportation amuse ments jewelry cameras and the like We were hoping that we could cut excise taxes this year but the increases in foreign and military spending upset our little applecart Millikin said He joined Senator Robert A Taft R Ohio in scoffing at ad ministration predictions that the treasury may end up the 1949 fis cal year in the red because of the republicansponsored cut in per sonal income tates this year Chairman Styles Bridges R N H expressed confidence that fur ther tax reductions would be made provided the international situation doesnt get substantially worse and necessitate a stepup in both military and foreignaid spending Iowa Traffic Death Toll Up to 284 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas motor vehicle death toll mounted Tuesday to 284 only 10 less than on the same date a year ago The latest victims included Thomas Francis Neagle 29 of Des Moines Neagle a Bcs Moines Register and Tribune pho tographer died late Monday night of injuries suffered in a 3 way collision 24 hours earlier Stanley Anderson 34 of Fort Dodge The highway patrol said Anderson was injured fatally when his car left the road at the junction of highways 17 and 5 north of Pomeroy Monday night Robert Lloyd Shanke 21 of In dependence Shanke died of injur ies suffered in an Aug 2 auto ac cident on highway 20 4 miles north of Jessup Richard Reese 18 of Castana Reese was crushed when a trac tor with which he was filling holes in a road near Castana over turned Woman Has 170 Day Siege of Hiccups Waynesbnrsr Pa cians at Greene County hospital continued their efforts Tuesday to find a cure the hiccups that haVe worn Pauline Lucas down from 129 pounds to 78 in the last 170 days Miss Lucas 31 year old clerk started hiccuping Feb 23 Part of the time she hiccups 75 times a minute with the rate slowing down occasionally to 10 or 15 Hoover Back in West Branch for Birthday Celebration West Branch idenf Herbert C Hoover returned Tuesday to a tiny white frame cot tage with its wooden pump out side the back door for a homespun celebration of his 74th birthday Under the willows in the yard back of the 2room house where he was born to Quaker parents Aug 10 1874 he lunched heartily on corn on the cob and country fried chicken which he had spe cially requested A huge birthday cake from which 74 candles flickered pro vided portions for the more than 100 guests at the ushaped table with its red and white checkered cloth Elsewhere on the grounds the Hoover birthplace shrine and on lawns throughout the village thousands of other lowans joined in the picnic It was the first such formal cel ebration since Hoover launched his successful presidential cam paign here in 1928 Hoover himself was the sched uled climax speaker with a pre pared address in which he voiced his love for America as a place where those moral and spiritual qualities in free men flower in freedom and beauty Alpine Troops to Recover Bodies of Plane Crash Victims Milan Italy Alpine troops were to begin efforts Tues day to bring down the bodies of a score of Americans lost in a plane crash last November in the Alps south of Cuneo The air rescue center at Milan said it would take 5 or G days to get the victims down from the 9000foot craigs where their C47 crashed The rescue center said 23 per sons were aboard but U S army earlier announcements had set the number at 20 including Lt Al fred H Martinson Williamsburg Iowa copilot Contents of Burled Package Investigated Hagerstown Md ex cited woman called the police station Monday and said she had seen a man stop his car near the city limits dig a hole beside the road bury a package and drive off Patrolmen Raymond Hoover and J F Wigfield grabbed shovels and sped to the spot They dug and found the pack age Garbage Reds Win at Danube Parley Smother Try for River Freedom Belgrade Yugoslavia ern Europes solid communist bloc beat down Tuesday a western power effort to win freedom of navigation guarantees on the Dan ube By vote of 7 to 3 a conference called to write a new convention governing transport on central Europes major waterway re jected a French attempt to substi tute a preamble of their own for one prepared by Russia for the new pact The controversy centered chief ly around the French effort to omit from the preamble a Russian clause which would place the con ference on record as recognizing the sovereign rights of the Dan ube states 10000 Die in Accidents 1947 n Chicago UR About 10000 per sons died accidentally in 1947 Na tional Safety council statistics re vealed Tuesday Home accidents accounted for most of the deaths 34500 The total also included 32300 traffic and 17000 occupational fatalities The council said the total acci dent toll was 2000 deaths higher than in 1946 It also said 1 More people died in disasters last year than in 1946 550 in the Texas City oil blast 167 in a TexasOklahoma tornado 111 in the Centrali III mine blast and 198 in air crashes 2 Rural traffic accidents ac counted for 20900 deaths while city traffic accidents resulted in 11400 fatalities 3 More accidental deaths per 100000 population occurred in Ne vada than any other state Wy oming Idaho Montana and New Mexico followed in order 4 There were 250000 finger 60000 toe and 75000 eye disabl ing injuries in 1947 Housing Bill Is Signed by President Says Measure Far Short of Needed Legislation Washington resident Truman signed the housing bill into law Tuesday with a blast at the republicancontrolled congress for deliberate neglect of people most in need of adequate living quaiters Mr Truman said the measure falls far short of the legislation which could and should have been enacted He said in a statement that he was signing the bill be cause it would be of some help in meeting the critical housing shortage The president accused the house leaders of blocking consideration of another bill which would have provided de cent housing for millions of fam ilies Mr Truman referred to the Taft Ellender Wagner measure which included public housing slum clearance and rural housing provisions This bill was shunted aside by the GOP leadership in the closing days of the extra ses iion of the 80th congress In his message Mr Truman had referred to the TEW bill as the bill which the country needs Housing and antiinflation topped the list of proposals the president Dffered in calling the congress back for the session which ended last Saturday The GOP bill lacks public hous ing and slum clearance provisions It provides chiefly for greater fi nancial backing in the form of insurance for private construction Oskaioosans Win Victory in Tree Fight Oskaloasa resi dents looked up Tuesday at the 137 stately trees tossed about by a le gal storm over the widening of A avenue and breathed easier in the belief the trees have been spared for this year at least District Judge R G Yoder Mon day denied a state highway com mission request that he set aside his order last week halting the removal of the trees Yoder also cancelled the Aug 16 hearing set for making his tem porary order a permanent one and did not set a new hearing date However he gave the Oskaloosa propertyholders who had askec for the order until Wednesday noon to raise their bond from to The highway commission had asked that the bond be raised to to compensate contractors for possible damages suffered by them if the widening of highway 63 which forms A avenue should be delayed IN FAIR CONDITION New York Ruth was reported in fair condition Tues day at Memorial hospital where he has been under treatment inter mittently for a year and a half for a throat ailment 1st Draft Questionaires to Be Mailed About Sept 7 Washington o c a 1 boards have been instructed to mail out 1st questionaires to the nations new peacetime draft registrants on or before Sept 7 Registration of men 18 through 25 starts Aug 30 Men 19 through 25 will be drafted for 21 month hitches First questionaires will go to 25 year old single men who are not veterans The local boards will begin classifying the men for pos sible military service as soon as the questionaires are returned Draft Problem In any event selective service officials said it will be impossi ble to induct any draftees before Oct 20 because of administrative problems The actual date of inductions however depends on when the army issues its 1st call for draft ees and the date actually colild be much later Some officials be lieve the 1st men called up wont be in uniform much before Nov 1 Registrants questionaires must return their 10 days after they receive them Already Shipped Officials said the 1st of some 10000000 questionaires already have been shipped to state draft directors in such distant states as California and Oregon The state directors will send the question aires to local boards About 9600000 men are ex pected to sign up in the 1st regis tration which runs from Aug 30 through Sept 18 Thereafter about 100000 youths a month who reach 18 will have to register on their birthdays The army expects to draft about 250000 men during the next months Met Leaders to Meet With Union to Find Basis for Opening New York Metropoli tan Opera association agreec Tuesday to meet with heads of 11 unions to try to work out a plan to rescind cancellation of the 1948 49 opera season The association had said it had a deficit of about las season despite packed houses I said new demnnds by the union forced cancellation of the coming season Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday with no decided change in tempera ture Warm nights and nea normal days Low Tuesda1 night 62 to 64 High Wednesda 82 to 85 Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday Not much change in temperature Low Tuesday 6268 Iowa 5 Day Outlook Tempera tures for the next 5 days wil average one to 3 degrees above normal Normal daily maximum temperatures are near 84 and normal minimum temperature range from 59 north to 62 in south Iowa Little change in temperature until cooler abou Sunday Scattered showers o thundershowers will o ecu Thursday and again about Sat urday Precipitation for the 5 days will average J inch ove the state Minnesota Partly cloudy Tuesdaj night and Wednesday Warme north portion Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 82 Minimum 65 At 8 a m Tuesday 72 YEAR AGO Maximum 91 Minimum 68 Record Corn Crop Predicted for Iowa Subpena on Red Teacher Delivered Elizabeth Bentley Duncan Lee Tell Conflicting Stories Washington house unAmerican activities committee announced Tuesday that it has served a subpena on Mikhail Sa narin Russian school teacher who says he does not want to return o his native land Committee Chairman J Parnell Thomas RN J said a subpena also was served on Samarins wife Both were served at a m EOT he said The announcement was made as ihe committee resumed its investi at ion of communist espionage ac tivities Thomas did not say when Samarin would be brought before the group to tell what he knows about soviet activities in this country Called Liar The committee earlier heard a couple of its witnesses call each other a liar under oath Miss Bentley repeated charges against Duncan Lee wartime lieutenanl colonel in the secret office of stra tegic services Miss Bentley followed Lee be fore the house unAmerican ac tivities committee after he hac denied under oath her previous charges that he gave her wartime secrets for Russia In OSS Lee was a lieutenant colonel in the super secret OSS He said he never was a communist and never gave Miss Bentley any confiden tial information He said he and his wife knew her socially as Helen Grant frustrated woman who became an emotional around our necks Miss Bentley composed and smiling said on her recall to th stand that Lee had given her sev eral kinds of information out o OSS files As she testified Lee sat tensely about 6 feet behind her She contends she was courier during the war for a red spy ring Lee she has said was not a mem ber of the ring and a free lance supplier of information New Talk Scheduled on Meat Contract Ottumwa of John Morrell Co and United Packinghouse Workers Union CIO were to meet for a 2nd time Tuesday in an attempt to negoti ate a contract to replace one which expires Wednesday The negotiators met Monda1 but neither side would commen on the progress of the talks The company had notified th union 60 days ago that it woulc not renew the present contract Predictions Based on Aug 12 Million Bushels Over 1 Conditions Former Hiah Washington agricul WllllVnIIilVJIi AP Wirephoto SOVIET AMBASSADOR DIS CLOSES DEMAND S o v i e t Ambassador Alexander S Pan yushkin disclosed at a news conference Monday night that he has demanded that the Uni ted States government hand over to Russian officials Michael Ivanovitch Smarin Russian teacher who talked to the FBI Sunday ture department Tuesday forecast this years corn crop at 3506363 000 bushels and the wheat crop at 12843230000 bushels These fig res were based on conditions pre ailing Aug 1 The corn estimate is 177501000 ushels more than the record of 328862000 indicated a month go It compares also with last fears small weatherplagued crop if 2400952000 and the 10year 193746 average of 2813529 00 The previous record was 3249950000 in 1946 The wheat figure is 42572000 bushels more than 1241751000 orecast a month ago for the 2nd argest of record Last years crop was a record one of 1364919000 The 10year average is 942623 000 ONeil Blasts Communists in Legion Speech Des Moines JP James F ONeil national comamnder oJ the American Legion said Tues day he disagrees with President Truman on the seriousness of the communist exposures by congress ONeil speaking to the Iowa American Legion convention cri ticized one of Mr Trumans phrases without naming the presi dent by name ONeil told the Iowa Legion naires how seriously the legion takes the question of communists in government First we recommend a down theline tightening of the loyalty check on government employees he said The convention will end Wed nesday with election of officers The nominating committee wil report then With the decision of a group o World war II veterans to war until 1949 to try for the position of state commander the contes this year appeared to be narrow ed down to F P Patterson o Fontanelle and George White o Marshalltown war veterans both first World Marilyn Cotlow Weds Symphony Violinist New York Singe Marilyn Cotlow was married Mon day to Eugene Altschuler of De troit concertmaster of the Orleans symphony orchestra The brido a native of Minne apolis was the 1948 Metropolitan opera auditionsoftheair winner She is a former resident of Lo Angeles Soys Romania Would Not Join Soviet Rome ff Nicola Dinulescu Romanian press attache here de nied Tuesday foreign reports that Romania Union would join the Soviet Referring to an article Monday in the Istanbul Turkey newspa per Cumhuriyet quoting Roman ian refugee sources in Turkey as saying a plebiscite on joining the U S S R would be held in Ro mania Aug 23 Dinulescu said This is an obvious absurdity from a newspaper which has al ways been against our country Also it comes from refugees who are against the present regime Tobin to Decide on Labor Post Within 48 Hours Washington Maurice J Tobin told President Truman Tuesday he will decide within 48 hours whether to accept appoint ment as secretary of labor Mr Truman nominated the for mer governor of Massachusetts for the job Saturday night just prior to adjournment of the senate Tobin came here Tuesday and con ferred for nearly 30 minutes with the president Forecast Based on Yield of 60 Bushels an Acre Same as 42 Des Moines biggest corn crop in history was forecast for Iowa Tuesday A record total yield of 646140000 was predicted on the basis of Aug 1 A crop of this size will place 1948s Iowa corn harvest nearly 12 million bushels ahead of the previous alltime crop of 634638 000 bushels in 1946 A month ago Iowas corn crop was estimated at 58 bushels an acre on 10769000 acres for a total estimated yield of 624602000 bushels Iowas 1947 harvest from 10 355000 acres of corn averaged only 32 bushels an acre and yield ed 331360000 bushels of corn The latest 1948 forecast is based on an expected Iowa yield of 60 bushels an acre This ties the previous per acre yield also 60 in 1942 In 1942 however fewer acres were planted to corn than this year and consequently the overll total har vest was not as large Iowas 1948 oats crop was esti mated at 45 bushels an acre for a record total yield of 273375000 bushels This was the same as the estimate a month ago This first yield estimate on Iowas 1948 soybean crop placed it at 31262000 bushels for har vest as compared with a soybean harvest of approximately 26000 000 bushels last year Tyrone Power to Marry Actress Linda Christian Rome UR A spokesman for Tyrone Power said Tuesday that the Hollywood star would marry Actress Linda Christian The wedding probably will take place here during the next 4 months the spokesman said Both arrived in Rome Sunday night for the filming of the pic ture Prince of Foxes Uniyis Strike Brought to End Workers Return After 97 Days Dayton Ohio of the United Electrical Workers union CIO started a backto work movement Tuesday endins R 97 day strike at the Univis Lens Co The membership of the Univis local 768 Monday night accepted a company offer which provided that all strikers except the 11 the company refused to take back without arbitration will be re turned to their old jobs or ones with comparable rates of pay Previously the company said returning strikers must take whatever jobs were ayailable when they applied for reinstate ment Strikers will have until 4 p m EDT Wednesday to ask to be re turned to the payroll The 11cent hourly wage in crease the company granted all workers 2 weeks ago was 3 cents less than demanded by the union when it went on strike May 5 PICKET MEAT MARKETSMrs Robert Grant right was one of several lakeland Fla women picketing meat markets Monday in a protest against high meat prices An unidentified mother and chibfeen look at meat sign i Invite Truman to Detroit President May Start Campaign Labor Day Washington UR President Truman may embark on his form al campaign for election with a Labor day address on the short comings of republicans in congress Mr Truman has been invited to speak in Detroit on Labor day and some of his top advisers are urging him to accept They want him to start hitting the GOP while the record of the recent ex tra session of congress is still fresh in the public minds At present Mr Trumans cam paign plans are indefinite But it is considered a good bet that he will undertake an extensive speak ing tour in the 2 months before the voters go to the polls on Nov 2 The white house announced Monday that Mr Trumans special train is being overhauled pre sumably in preparations for the campaign Some highplaced democratic sources said Senator Alben W Barkley of Kentucky Mr Tru mans running mate will make joint appearances with him at strategic points throughout the country ACKLEY MAN NAMED Moines depart ment of public instruction Tues day announced the appointment of Supt Thomas C Green of Ackley as a supervisor in the department He succeeds W H McFarland who died recently ;