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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 17, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME fcENT OF i i r i Y A N s A n s v EG KOINES i A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL Lm Associated Press and United Press FuU leased Wires Five Cents a Copy One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO Musati City Snnday p m WTAD Quincy III Hon p m WOI Ames Tuesday m W5U1 Iowa City ThiiMday p m Lets Give Crippled Children a Break I start this commentary with a little story that has the virtue of being true It goes back to a hot August afternoon about 20 years ago when a smallish woman with a weary but determined expres sion on her face stepped into the office of a Chicago physician Youre the 97th doctor Ive seen she observed Isnt there something you can do to help me teach my son to walk Thats what I want to know After the widely renowned medical man looked at the help less 9 year old lad seated in a wheel chair he frowned sympa thetically I am sorry he said I am MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 17 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One No 110 IOWA TAX BILL BECOMES LAW forced to admit that I am the 97th T doctor that cannot teach your II son to walk But please stay and talk with me I may be able to i offer something helpful to you After all there are things more important than walking Your son is almost hopelessly crippled He cant walk thats true But neither can he talk nor use his hands I cant help him to per haps I can help him learn to talk rpHE little mother stayed for 3 days When her consultations were over the doctor began his tedious task Today 20 years later that boy is a young man He has learned to talk Not only that he can feed himself He can bathe himself He can move about by himself in his wheelchair He can even go to the corner store for foodstuffs And when he returns home he is able to cook his meal No longer is he a helpless bur den He can live a fairly normal life young man is a 1 the name commonly applied to sufferers from cerebral palsy This disorder is generally caused by injury to the brain before or during birth Sometimes it is caused by scar tissue on the brain produced by encephalitis or men ingitis It results in 3 types of disabil ity One type of victim has loose uncontrolled movements A sec ond type has tense muscles and rigid movements The third type lacks a sense of balance Until recently the spastic child has been kept in a hushhush world in which his handicaps were seldom mentioned in public Some assume that a spastic is feeble minded or insane because of his facial grimaces lack of coordin ated speech and the other mani festations Such an assumption is now known to be wholly erron eous rrHJE truth is that of all sufferers from cerebral palsy are on par mentally with normal children merely need spe cial educational helps and instruc tion in musclecontrol plus en couragement of their selfreliance to become educated useful citi zens Within the past 10 years in con nection with commencement talks to high school graduates I have on 2 occasions thrilled to the sight of a spastic child being cited as the class valedictorian On another oc casion a girl with body gnarled by MOVES TO STRENGTHEN CHINAECONOMY Soong Takes Charge of Emergency Measures to Ward OK Collapse Shanghai V Soong president of Chinas executive yuan arrived Monday to take per sonal command of President Chi ang KaiSheks drastic emergency economic measures to strengthen the disintegrating Chinese finan cial situation Chiang issued farreaching de crees covering 5 broad areas of financial activity that once again placed the Chinese economy under the most rigid of wartime controls On the success of the measures Chiang told the Chinese business community depends the survival of the Chinese nation The decrees Soong will enforce include measures designed to 1 Establish the exchange rate at 12000 Chinese dollars to one American dollar the former offi cial rate was 3350 to 2 Ban all transactions in gold and U S dollars 3 Outlaw all strikes and lock outs 4 Reimpose wartime price con trols 5 Slash government expendi tures to an absolute minimum 6 Rigidly enforce tax collec tions 7 Force the conversion into Chinese currency of privately held Chinese foreign currency holdings abroad 8 Sell at auction all stateowned enterprises except heavy industry 9 Punish speculators hoarders and profiteers 10 Raise 5472519000 U S to finance essential imports 11 Abolish the recently author ized export subsidy and import surcharge Byrd Drops UN Flag at Pole Aboard the U S S Mt Olympus in the Antarctic Ad miral Richard E Byrd flew over the South Pole Sunday and droppe the flag of the United Nations at the pole dispatches from Littl America announced Monday Byrd duplicated his feat of Nov 29 1929 by flying over the pol The dispatches announcing the exploit did not state how far his plan had flown into areas never before beheld by human eyes Byrd returned to Little America after a flight of nearly 13 hour His plane took off accompanied by a 2nd craft and returned wit it but it was not immediately announced whether both had flown ove the pole Byrd sent a personal message to Admiral Chester Nimitz U S chief of naval operations written while he was circling over the poll The temperature at the pole was reported to be 40 degrees belo zero at an altitude of 12000 feet Mrs Ben A Webster Rites to Be on Tuesday Afternoon Services to Be Held at Congregational Church at p m polio was named salutatorian So please lets not add insult to injury already too greatly com pounded by assuming that our spastics are per se mental incom petents That just isnt true in 3 out of 4 it might not be true in the case of the 4th if fullest medical and educational aid were extended T OSS of muscular control is characteristic of cerebral palsy It has been likened to the situa tion that would exist in a tele phone switchboard if the electrical impulses traveling in the wires were uncontrolled because the in sulation had been worn through In such a case if a ping were to be inserted in the switchboard in stead of one phone ringing or one light flashing there would be many phones ringing continuously and many lights flashing In a somewhat similar manner the impulses which the brain of the cerebral palsied person sends to Ms muscles are controlled and may result in exaggerated move ment to a variety of undesired and unexpected movements TT will probably come as a sur prise to it did to to learn that there are 96 spastics below the age of 16 in every 100 000 population Few of us have seen Ihem because so many are absolutely helpless and confined to their homes Actually though persons crip pled by this malady are approxi mately equal io those crippled by the much more widely publicized polio Its true that damage dorie to CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 YOUTHS HELD FOR CAR THEFT Mason Cityans Taken After Rudd Accident Charles City Three 16year old Mason City boys were being held in the Floyd county jail Mon day morning following their ar rest early Sunday morning by Sheriff B F Atherton who said a charge of larceny of a motor ve hicle would be brought against them Atherton said the boys Bert Kaptus Jr Richard Steeve and Ernest Bud Dutcher signed confessions which contained sub stantially the following informa tion The boys left Mason City about 8 p m for Rudd They got into a car near Lapiners garage at Ma son City owned by a Mr Gibson of Rockwell They drove the car to Rudd parked near the high school building arid went to a dance While 2 of the boys were at the dance Dutcher took the car and went for a ride He got stuck in a snowdrift ran the battery down and returned to the dance afoot At a m Sunday all want ed to get back to Mason City and began looking for a car with a key They finally found a panel truck got in and started north out of Rudd Onehalf mile north of Rudd they ran into an auto containing Paul Brown and Gerald Dawley also 2 young women The men were returning to Charles City from the military service Both the car and the truck we wrecked the truck landing in a field Sheriff Atherton said the occu pants of the Brown car ran back to the truck to see if anyone was injured They found no one in the truck The sheriff was called at 2 a m Sunday investigated and found the truck had been stolen from Art Roy of Rudd The officer said he found a cap in the truck with Steeves identification Atherton said the boys after leaving the wreck went back to Rudd where they loitered until daylight The officer took all 3 to Charles City questioned them and obtained the confession MRS BEN A WEBSTER Weather Report FORECAST Mason colder Monday night and Tuesday Low Mon day night 5 above Iowa Colder Monday night aric Tuesday with near cold wave conditions extreme north Fre quent light snow Lows Monday night from 10 above north to 20 above south Highs Tuesday 15 north to 25 south Minnesota Cold wave with low temperatures Tuesday morning ranging from 15 below north to zero south Blowing light snow with strong northwesterly winds MoncTay night Tuesday occa sional snow flurries Diminish ing winds and continued cold IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday moning Maximum 34 Minimum 27 At 8 a m Monday 33 Precipitation trace Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum 15 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 33 Minimum 27 At 8 a m Sunday 27 Precipitation Trace Snow Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 37 Minimum 24 Say Barbara to Wed St Moritz Switzerland UR Friends of Heiress Barbara Hut ton confirmed Monday reports that she would take Prince Igor Tru betskoi as husband number 4 The date of the wedding has not been set because of a delay in obtaining a French marriage license which in turn depends on the princes pending application for French naturalization Mrs Ben A Webster 54 diei at her home at 110 S Carolin avenue at a m Sunday fol lowing an illness of about months She had been a residen of Mason City for the past 2 years Mrs Webster was born Gather ine Dean Leland May 2 1892 a Wells Minn the daughter o Muret N Leland and Libby Town send Leland pioneers of Wells They moved to Minneapolis ir 1901 and she attended the Wes high school of Minneapolis late entering the University of Minne sota from which she was grad uated in 1914 She was very activt in student affairs received man honors and was a member o Kappa Alpha Theta sorority On Nov 17 1914 she was mar ried to Bennett A Webster at hei home in Minneapolis They movec to Waucoma Iowa Mrs Webste resided in Minneapolis during thi time Mr Webster was in Worlc war I however and then they both moved back to Waucoma in 1919 and came to Mason City June 23 1923 A member tional church of Mason City Mrs Webster was very active in church work and was also active in thu Mason City Womans club and on the Y W C A board Surviving are her husband Ben A Webster 3 children Mrs F A Weber Spirit Lake Iowa Mrs N H Kendall Mason City and Bennett A Webster Jr now 2nc year law student at the Univer sity of Michigan Two sisters Mrs J C Haudy and Mrs D F Bull both of Min neapolis also survive She was preceded in death by her parents a brother Dr M N Leland Min neapolis and 2 sisters Mrs T G Skinner Los Angeles Cal and Mrs D A Odell Minneapolis Funeral services will be held at p m Tuesday at the Congre gational church with the Rev Roy C Helfenstein pastor of the church officiating Interment will 36 at Elmwood cemetery The Major funeral home in charge Babe Bisignano Begins 6 Months Jail Sentence Des Moines W Alphonse Babe Bisignano Des Moines night club operator Monday was erving a 6 months county jail erm on a contempt of court harge Bisignano surrendered himself early Sunday and was assigned a ell Beginning of the term marked he end of a long legal fight by Sisignano whose last recourse was xhausted when the U G supreme ourt refused to review his appeal Bisignano was sentenced and ined in connection with an Itercation with Municipal Judge Harry Grund There are approximately 200 ounds of steel in the average household refrigerator U S SEEKS JAP GROUP OF ISLES MIDPACIFIC Sends Request to UN for Administration Over Chain of Islands LakeSuccess N Y UR United States asked the Unitei Nations security council for ex elusive custody of the strategic Japanesemandated islands of thi Pacific Monday brushing asidi British and Russian requests tc let the matter rest until the Pacific peace conference It was learned authoritatively however that the United State will not press for prompt action on the issue if Great Britain and the Soviet Union express publicly the views they already have ex pressed in private notes to the U S department of state Both gov ernments have suggested that thi American plan for sole trustee ship of the Marianas Caroline am Marshall islands has been brough forward prematurely Chief American Delegate War ren Austin sent the American pro posal for sole U S trusteeship over the islands to UN headquarters He asked that it be placed on the already crowded docket of the se curity council whose approval is needed because the United States wants a strategic trusteeship over he islands American officials here and in Washington have made clear however that if the trusteeship plan is vetoed by any of the big 3owers in the security council his country intends to maintain custody of the islands in some other manner The agreement under which the United States wants exclusive control of the I200by2500inile erritory in the Pacific would al ow the U S navy and army to build on the islands whatever air naval and military bases and other fortifications they desired They vould be empowered to close off all or any part of the area to all visitors including the UNs trus eeship inspectors Simple trusteeship agreements require provision for more direct UN inspection of the way the ter itory in trust is being handled But strategic agreements may if approved by the council rule out uch inspections and merely place he territorys trustee on its hon ir to follow provisions of the UN harter for dependent areas 2 NORTH IOWANS HURT IN WRECK Two Hanlontown young men in Mercy hospital Monday morning with severe cuts and ruises and possible internal in uries following an accident just est of Hanlontown when their ar collided with southbound orth Western passenger train No 6 at p m Saturday at the ntersection of Iowa highway 9 The car a 1946 Ford was ragged nearly a quarter of a mile almost into town In the car were Richard Haagen on son of Earl H Haagenson mail carrier at Leland and Ver on Nyhus son of Henry Nyhus E Leland Haagenson who was wedged back of the steering heel which had to be bent to ct him out Both young men suffered severe icerations and it was believed lat Haagensons chest was ushed U S ASKS cludes former Japanese mandated islands in the western Pacific north of the equator includingthe Marianas Car olines and Marshalls which the United States asked the UN to be made a UN trusteeship with the U S as admin istrator Guam already is under U S control Budget Tangle Forces Delay in Income Tax Cut Hearings Senate Judiciary Body 0 Ks Plan to Limit Presidential Terms Washington UR Republica differences over a proposed 6 bil ion dollar budget cut Monda forced postponement of hearing on a GOP plan to cut personal in come taxes 20 per cent Chairman Hafold Knutson of th house ways and means commute said his group would not start ta icarings until congress votes on resolution to reduce Presiden Trumans budge or fiscal 1948 to 3150000000ff Senate republicans were s iharply at odds over how much th budget should be cut that a partj aucus was called for Tuesday t hresh out differences There also were development n Excise senate Mon lay passed its first major bill o his 1130000000 ta measure to extend wartime excis axes indefinitely Because the enate adopted 2 minor amend ments the measure must be re urned to the house before its fina iassage Atomic control Chester I iarnard of the New Jersey Bel elephone Co told senate atomic nergy committee members tha lis country must get world agree ment on atomic controls or use otalitarian means to handle this ottest of all hot potatoes Barnard rongly endorsed David E Lilien lals nomination as chairman of e atomic energy commission Presidential senate udiciary committee approved a ouse resolution to limit presidents 2 4year terms The vote was to 1 house appropriations committee turned down an OPA request for an extra and proposed instead that it give back it already has The com mittee proposed to chop 600 from President Trumans re cent request for to keep the veterans administration OPA and other agencies going un til June 30 Legislative labors Senate re publicans considered the possi bility of holding night sessions in a few weeks when the legislative load grows heavy For the first time in 14 years U S farm population was larger m 1945 by 800000 than the previous year Read The United States Army Message Today on Page 2 LOOKING IT shows bystanders appraising the damage following the crash of a car in which 2 Leland young men collided with a southbound North Western passenger tram just west of Hanlontown Saturday night In the car were Richard Haag enson the driver and Vernon Nyhus who were taken to Mercy hospital at Mason City with bruises and lacerations The car was dragged for about a quarter of a mile U S Beams Harmony Broadcast to Russians Washington IP The United the Russian people by radio in their own lan Monday full har mony exists in this country be tween the federal government and the 48 states The first broadcast beamed to the Soviet Union by the state de partments Voice of America shortwave station presented a 2 000 word dissertation on states rights and a summary of world news interspersed with such folk tunes as Turkey in the Straw and Git Along Little Dogies The program marks this coun trys initial effort to hurdle Rus sias iron curtain by means of radio A translation of the script for the hourlong program was re leased by the state department It led off with an introductory statement quoting Secretary of State Marshall as saying the United States will attempt to give the peoples of the world the pure and unadulterated truth ACCIDENTS TAKE 5 IOWA LIVES 47 Traffic Fatalities Behind 1946 Toll By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas 1947 traffic deaths de spite a toll of 5 during the past days were behind the 1946 tota Monday The 1947 death total stands at 65 compared with 66 a this time last year Traffic deaths for 1947 fell be hind 1946 for the first time sine Jan 13 as only 3 deaths were re ported in the state over the week end Sioux City police were looking Monday for the hit and run drive whose car Saturday struck and fatally injured Mrs Minnie Hughes 55 The 2nd fatality was Richarc Eugene Williams 7 who diec early Sunday in a Des Moines hos pital of injuries suffered when he walked into a 3wheeled motor cycle Saturday evening The 3rd death that of Mrs Russell Gray of Woodburn Iowa occurred early Monday She diec at a Chariton hospital of injuries suffered about midnight when thi car in which she was riding wen out of control H B Thoren Pocahontas coun y farmer living near Rolfe was nstantly killed Monday morning 4 miles north of here when his uto and another driven by H D 3rinkman also of near Rolfe col ided at an intersection Thorens wife and 1 daughter vere fatally burned in a fire sev ral years ago at Mason City Ivan Cawiezell 35 who was njured in an automobile collision Saturday night died in a hospitai Monday GOVERNORBLUE DOES NOT ACT ON LEVY RATE Law Will Restore FuU Amount Collections in 1948 for Taxpayers DCS Moines Gov Robert D Bliie advised the senate Mon day that he had allowed the state individual income tax bill restor ing full rate collections in 1948 to become law without his signature With the end of the period in which the governor had to make a decision he sent a letter to the senate saying he had decided neither to veto it nor sign it The governor did not go into de tail to explain the course he pur sued merely stating that a yeto would have imposed the 100 per cent tax upon 1946 incomes pay able March 31 The bill which the chief execu tive returned was senate file 37 which as originally drafted by the special tax study committee would have allowed the 50 per cent rate to continue indefinitely exceptin cases of financial emer ency The senate amended the hill to allow the halfrate on this years taxes only The house turning down an appeal from the governor who favored a permanent 50 per cent rate concurred in that action The socalled 50 per cent in come tax passed by the 51st 1945 general assembly was a temporary act providing for the Payment of 50 per cent of the full rate for the 1944 income tax due n 1945 and the 1945 income tax due in 1946 the governors letter said It in no way covered the 1946 income tax due in 1947 and did repeal or permanently alter Hfie provisions of the socalled 100 per cent income tax law Senate file 37 by dealing only with the 1946 tax due in 1947 and failing to consider the 1947 taxes due in 1S48 has the effect of au tomatically restoring the present dormant 100 per cent income tax Senate file 37 retains the 50 per cent income tax upon incomes earned in 1946 and by inaction has the effect of imposing the 100 per cent income tax upon incomes earned in 1947 which tax is due in 1948 A veto of the bill presented would have the effect of immedi ately imposing the 100 Per cent tax upon incomes earned in the years of 1946 and 1947 I have not approved senate file 37 by signing it Neither have I vetoed it I have permitted it to become a law by lapse of time as provided by article 3 section 16 of the constitution After the senate passed the amended bill the governor had held conferences with administra tion leaders in the house who nade a futile last minute effort o continue the halfrate until any period in which the balance in the states general fund dropped The governor did not comment jpon the overwhelming refusal of he house to accept this compro SAME DATE 194666 Black flue means raftfc death tn past 24 hour VIrs Dixon Testifies iusband Wanted Her to eturn to Prostitution Des Moines fP Mrs Opal ixon 35 testified Monday that er husband threatened to kill her nd injure her children if she didnt return to prostitution Testifying in her trial on bank obbery charges Mrs Dixon said ixon followed her from St Lou where she had practiced pro itution to Chicago in 1942 and here demanded she return to St ouis He beat me in the face and nocked some teeth out she told courtroom jammed with spec ters nearly all of whom were omen She also told of her marriages 5 men and said she spent 2 ars in linois a house of infamy in I 35 White Men Lynch Negro in Carolina Greenville S Car mob of 35 white men armed with shot guns overpowered the jailer at nearby Pickens Monday seized a egro prisoner and bloodily ynched him by stabbing and hooting The Negros body with 3 slab vounds in the chest and 2 gaping loles in his head from shotgun ilasis was found between Pickens nd Greenville after dawn The mob seized the Negro at 5 a m Sheriff Wayman H Mauldin vho investigated the lynching aid the Negro was not tied up but hat his body lay crumpled at the ide of the road when it was dis overed The Negro was identified as Villie Karlc 35 xvho had been eld as a suspect in the assault nd robbery of a Greenville taxi river Jailer Ed Gilstrap who lives at ie 2story red brick jail in Pick ns said the mob quietly drove p about 5 a m and knocked When he opened the door he aid the mob rushed in ovcr owcrcd him and stormed up lairs to the Negros cell He said mob was armed with shot uns Mauldin said he had been un ble to learn the identities of the mobsters and that he knew of no mass meeting or demonstration preceded the lynching ;