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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 17, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NIWSPAPER THAT MAKES A L NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 17 1949 REUNITED WITH Anna Payer Jones of Pittsburgh smiles as she is reunited in Macomb 111 Wednesday night with her baby daughter who was kid naped almost a year ago Capt Rose Kennington Pitts burgh policewoman said the baby is one of 5 kidnaped by Mrs Jean Brokus 21 a wandering mission worker Editor Hall Again to Head State Campaign for Crippled Des Earl Hall editor of the Mason City GlobeGazette has been reappolnted chairman of the annual Easter Seal campaign which opens March 17 and con tinues through Easter Sunday April 17 Mrs Dorothy Phillips executive director of the Iowa So ciety for Crippled Children and Adults announced Hall well known in Iowa for his work with the State Safety council and the state board of edu cation is vice president of the National Safety council Under his chairmanship the 1948 Easter Seal drive netted a 22 per cent increase over the sale for 1947 Not Duplicated This years campaign marks the 12th anniversary of the cam paign which is sponsored bythe Iowa Society for Crippled Chil dren and Adults in conjunction with the National Society for Crip pled Children and Adults The sale of Easter Seals with their plea to Help Crippled Children provides the major source of in come for this organization whose services are not duplicated by any other agency These services for the handi capped include programs in spe cial education speech correction home employment camping and recreation and many others which help crippled children and adults lead more normal lives The amount of help we are able to give these handicapped who dont want charity but a chance depends on the response of the people of Iowa to our Eas ter Seal campaign Hall said Needs More Money The Iowa Society for Crippled Children and Adults needs more money to carry out its program of aid to the handicapped The so cietys cerebral palsy school sum mer speech clinic the rehabilita tion project which provides em ployment summer camping where crippled children learn to play and have fun special equipment which helps them learn to all of these are paid for largely by your purchase of Easter Seals You can see why we ask you to support our campaign wholeheartedly Hall said He pointed out that contribu tions can be made directly to the Iowa Society for Crippled Chil dren and Adults 291 Grand ave nue Des Moines if Easter Seals cannot be procured from county organizations or do not come through the mail Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness Thursday night and Friday Turning colder Friday after noon Low Thursday night about 26 High Friday forenoon about 36 Iowa Increasing cloudiness Thurs day night Warmer Thursday night Mostly cloudy and turn ing colder Friday Low Thurs day night 20 to 30 Minnesota Light snow northwest cloudy and warmer south and east portions Thursday night Snow f 1 u r ri e s overspreading state Friday and turning colder with considerable blowing and drifting snow attending strong northwesterly winds northwest portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 16 Minimum I At 8 a m Thursday 12 Y1AR AGO Maximum 48 Minimum 29 W EARL HALL Charity but a Chance Osage Doctor Dies 4 Hurt in Collision This Paper Consists of Two No 11 Floods Cut Off Towns in Far West Snow Slides Block Highway Travel in Parts of Washington By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mountainous snows and flood waters in some areas of the storm stricken west isolated several com munities Thursday stranding thousands of persons Food and fuel shortages in some of the snowbound Wyoming towns became more acute The misery of ranch families mounted At least a dozen small towns and sev eral ranches in the Elko Nev area were marooned Residents declared an informal state of emergency and private and army pilots flew food into the area Flood waters in Pysht valley on the Olympic peninsula isolated 5 northwestern Washington com munities Several other towns were threatened Snow slides roared into Pacific Northwest mountain passes impeding rail and road travel across Washington For the 2nd time in a week the mining town of Burke in northern Idaho was isolated by a slide which cut its only road to the out side A landslide in Port Angeles Wash killed a woman Wednesday night Flood waters spilled over 20 blocks in the community of 10800 Planes from the Port Angeles coast guard base planned to food and mail to some of the iso lated Washington towns The coastal highway was under 4 feet of water in some places Generally weather over most of the western blizzard states was fair Wednesday but new falls of snow and strong winds appeared headed for stormbattered Wyo ming the Dakotas and Nebraska Temperatures moderated Wednes day and there were no heavy snowfalls But strong winds whipped across the isolated sec tions Cvf Wyoming for the 13th straight day Frederic Stearns 33 of Osage died at a hospital in Ma son City at 10 a m Thursday from injuries suffered in an auto mobile collision in which 4 others were injured a mile and a half east of Osage at a m Wed nesday Dr Stearns suffered head and chest injuries and was brought to the hospital here after first aid at the Mitchell County Memorial hos pital at Osage Supt and Mrs Lester B Brede son and 2 children of Little Cedar also taken to the hospital at Osage and later Mrs Bredeson and son William 4 were taken to Mercy hospital Found Unconscious Highway patrolman said Stearns was unconscious when he arrived and was lying in the ditch where he had been thrown from his car near the Bredeson car which was overturned The Stearns car was crosswise of the road and both vehicles were badly damaged Dr Stearns was a son of the late Fred and Sadie Tupper Stearns prominent Osage family He was graduated from Osage high school Carleton college Northfield Minn and the Uni versity of Iowa school of medi cine and was interned at Okla homa City Okla He took special training in ob stetrics at Chicago and at Johns Hopkins Baltimore Md While in school he was prominent in ath letics but at Northfield Minn he suffered arthritis which made it necessary for him to return home to convalesce before he could re sume his school work Since that that time he had been afflicted with arthritis Never Married Dr Stearns never married He was prominent in community af fairs was a member of the Jun ior Chamber of Commerce the Rotary club the Sunny Brae Country club and was active in tuberculosis and cancer campaigns He is survived by a brother William of Battle Creek Mich and 3 sisters Maizie Grace Stearns Mrs Claire French and Mrs B A Bradford all of Osage At Osage he practiced in partner ship with Drs John and Merrill Eiel since 1946 Supt Bredeson and daughter Maryi were dismissed from the Osage hospital and the other pa tients were reported doing nicely Finds Husband After 2 Years tif Searching New York Elsie Lan ning 38 found Thursday her missing husband whom she spent 2 years and looking for and with no show of emotion he agreed to return with her to their Chicago home Harry Lanning 42 sat in the of fice of an assistant district attor ney with his wifes sandyhaired head on his shoulder and said he just walked out 2 years ago with no particular reason I left home with But Ive managed to save up I have it with me he said Asst Dist Atty Larry Gresser suggested that was enough for a 2nd honeymoon Lanning said nothing Mrs Lanning was very excited and affectionate as she sat beside her husband waiting for him to be cleared of a technical charge of forgery growing out of his use of the name Harry Manders to obtain a cabaret workers license He was working as a dish washer in the Jackson Heights section of Queens when he was recognized Wednesday night from one of the thousands of circulars distributed by his wife Food Cost to New Record During 1948 Washington average family paid a record amount of for its market basket of food in 1948 the agriculture de partment said Thursday This is 7 per cent or more than it paid in 1947 the previous record year The market basket contains quantities of farm food products equal to the 193539 average an nual purchases per family of 3 consumers Marketing charges accounted for of the market bas ket The farmer got the remain ing The department said however that a decline in farm and food prices in the latter part of the year brought the cost of the marke1 basket to the annual average of in December Farmer Dies After Airplane Accident Mount Pleasant UR Ralph Beattie 39 of near Olds a flying farmer died Wednesday in a Bur lington hospital of injuries re ceived in a takeoff accident The pilotfarmer received mul tiple fractures and other injuries when his small plane cracked up last Feb 3 at the scene of an Olds community fox hunt Beattie had agreed to act ae a hunting spotter COMES PREPARED FOR STRIKE Nelson Sturgeis consultant engineer from Arlington Mass came to Phil adelphia Wednesday prepared for the transit and taxicab strike He brought his bicycle with him and parked it out side a midcity hotel when not using it to get to and from various jobs Promises News on Bus Strike Philadelphia Union Plans Demonstration Philadelphia MP Governor James H Duff Thursday promised some very important news short ly in Philadelphias weekold transit strike This announcement came as ne gotiations broke down between the Philadelphia Transportation company and the CIO Transport Workers union The governors comment was made to a Harrisburg news con ference in response to a question regarding pending legislation aimed at ending the strike Mayor Bernard Samuel called PTC and union officials to his of fice for a strike conference The union arranged a downtown mass demonstration Michael J Quill international president of the striking CIO Transport Workers union who earlier had walked out of a nego tiation meeting told a news con ference Negotiations in the transit strike will not continued until the Philadelphia Transportation companys presi dent and other responsible com pany executives sit down at the bargaining table Ashford Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charge Francis M Ashford 36 pleaded not guilty before Judge William P Butler in district court here Thurs day afternoon to a charge of first degree murder No time was set for the trial Ashford has been free on S10 000 nd following his indictment on the charge here Monday He was arrested Dec 23 after Arthur Ashburn 44 former hus band of Mrs Ashford was stabbed in an altercation in front of the Ashford home Ashburn died later in a local hospital Senate Spurns Beardsleys Bonus Plan Des Moines Iowa sen ate stood by its guns Thursday and refused to accept Gov Wil liam S Beardsleys plan for fi nancing of the state soldiers bonus The senate by a vote of 27 to 23 declined to concur in the action of the house last week in approving the governors recommendation As a result of the deadlock the controversial payment bill now will go to a conference commit tee of the house and senate to settle the dispute The crux of the argument is how much money of the states 5100000000 surplus should be devoted to bonus fi nancing The senate has taken the stand by a slim majority that of the surplus should be used to retire without interest an equal amount of soldier bonus bonds which would have to be issued to conform with a law approved by the voters last Nov 2nd Governor Beardsleys proposal was that only be used for immediate bond retirement and that the remainder be issued in interest bearing bonds for sale to the public through private bidders Ministers to Go on Trial Feb 25 Sofia Evangelical ministers accused of treason against Bulgaria will go on tria Feb 25 in the Sofia district court the government announced of ficially Thursday The ministers are charged with spying for the British and Ameri can intelligence services and with black market activities They were arrested last December but the case was announced only last week Included among the defendants are the leaders of the Congrega tional Methodist Baptist and Pentecost churches in Bulgaria Advises Reforms in US Postoffice Vote Tax Cut for Owners of Property Bill for Reduction on Income Payments Is Passed in Senate DCS Moines fi The Iowa senate by a vote of 33 to 12 Thurs day passed a bill under which most Iowa real estate taxpayers would get a 50 per cent reduction in their state income taxes beginning in 1950 The bill was sent to the house Senate sponsors of the measure said it was their understanding that if the house approves and the bill Becomes law the income tax rate of collection will return to a 100 per cent basis next year with provision for the real estate tax deduction Under the bill if an individuals property tax equals or exceeds the amount he would normally pay in state income tax then he gets a 50 per cent reduction in his in come tax If his property tax does not equal his income tax he gets an offset against the income tax equal to half the amount he pays in property tax Senator Ralph W Zastrow R Charles leader of the group which sponsored the bill estimated that property taxpayers would save about under the bill The state would lose this amount of money in income tax collections under the present 75 per cent col lection basis but the loss would be almost entirely offset by higher returns under a 100 per cent basis he said DR CHAIM WEIZMANN Zastrow Named to Group to Study Succession Fight Des Moines Gov Ken neth Evans Thursday appointed 4 senators to a conference com mittee which will iron out a sen atehouse wrangle on a proposed constitution amendment Evans appointed Senators Ralph Zastrow Charles City George Faul Des Moines Herman Lord Muscatine and A L Douds Douds All are republicans House conferees have already been ap pointed The disivuie is whether the house speaker or the senate presi dent pro tern shall be first in the line of succession in the event of death of the governor and lieu tenant governor TransJordan Israel to Open Peace Parley Amman TransJordan peace delegation will begin ne gotiations with Israel at Rhodes next Monday it was learned here Thursday It was disclosed that represent atives of King Abdullah were scheduled to leave Amman Sun day the same day that the United Nations conciliation commission arrives in TransJordan on a swing through the Arab states AP Wlrephoto FIGHT HIGH at the Spokane weather bureau struggle against gale winds to get a heliumfilled balloon away from buildings before releasing it Gusts up to 72 miles anhour were recorded at the nearby Geiger air tower The balloon is equipped with transmitters to report temperatures and wind velocities back tJb the station Sworn In as President of Jewish State Jerusalem Chaim Weizmann 74yearold elder Jew ish statesman was inaugurated Thursday as the first president of the new state of Israel His right hand raised the presi dent of the first Jewish state in 2000 years solemnly intoned I Chaim Ben Ozer Weizmann as president of thestate swear allegiance to the state of Israel and its laws Thousands of spectators cheered shouting Long live the president as Dr Weizmann drove through the streets of the Holy City to the ceremonial session of the as sembly He had been provisional president since May when the British surrendered tlieir league of nations mandate and Israel proclaimed herself an independent nation Weizmann is expected to desig nate David BenGurion prime minister of the provisional gov ernment to form a new govern ment BenGurion is the leader of the Mapai labor party which holds 44 seats the largest bloc in the assembly Dr Weizmann received 83 votes to 15 for the only other candi date Prof Yosef Klausner 73 a retired professor of Hebrew liter ature when the assembly voted on a president Klausner was the candidate of the Herut freedom party headed by Menachem Bei gin former leader of the extrem ist Irgun Zvai Leumi Scott Says GOP Wars Are Over Urges Defense of 80th Congress Record Washington h a i r m a n Hugh D Scott Jr of the repub lican national committee told the United Press Thursday that the republican wars are over The republican party has had a good cry Scott said The time has come now for a vigorous de fense of the 80th republican congress and a coordinated effort to contrast its achievements with those of the present 81st demo cratic congress Scott was the center last month of one of the roughest party brawls in recent republican his tory It took place in Omaha Nebr where an effort to oust him from the chairmanship was de feated by a 5450 committee vote Shortly thereafter Gov Thomas E JJewey of New York Lincoln day speech in which he said republicans might as well face up to the fact that the party was split wide open Scott discussed party prospects in response to an inquiry about how he planned to unify the re publican party He said he had felt that the party row at Omaha had to come I feel there has been a clear airing of the division within the party he told the United Press Now I feel strongly that the time is here for cohesion and the closes ccfoperataon between the national committee and the party leaders in the senate and in the house Hoover Says to Do Away With Politics Commission Makes 4th of 15 Reports on Administration Washington Hoover jommission said Thursday the postoffice department should be taken out of politics and placed on a strictly big business basis In its 4th report to congress on ways to make the executive branch of government more ef ficient the commission said the postoffice administrativet structure is obsolete and overcentralized A maze of outmoded laws regulations and traditions freezes progress and stifles proper admin istration the commission said Lacks Freedom Although the postoffice is a businesstype establishment it lacks the freedom and flexibility essential to good business Po litical appointment of first 2nd and 3rdclass postmasters and certain other officials produces in efficiency and militates against the incentives of promotion To cure these ills the commis sion headed by former President Herbert Hoover recommended that 1 The postmaster general should remain in the presidents cabinet and be subject to senate confirmation but should not be an official of a political party such as chairman of a national committee Career Man The present postmaster gen eral Jesse M Donaldson is a ca reer man and the first postmaster general inyears who has not also doubled as chairman of the demo cratic national 2 Confirmation of postmasters by the senate should be abolished and their selection should be far as possible from the local community and in consultation with community leaders 3 There should be a director of posts under the postmaster general to be the operating head of the post office This executive preferably chosen from the serv ice would relieve the postmaster general of all except policy re sponsibilities in the department 4 The postal service should be decentralized into 15 regions un der regional directors of posts and district superintendents 5 The president should appoint a board of 7 advisers represent ing different segments of the pub lic to recommend methods and policies for the post office 6 Congress should authorize the postmaster general to fix rates for registered mail insured mail money orders postal notes postal cards special delivery and col lectondelivery mail which would make each of these services self supporting On the basis of 1948 estimates the report said this would increase postal reve nues by a year Names Keir Graham to Road Group Des Moines Senator Robert Keir Spencer re publican and Melvin Graham Audubon democrat were ap pointed to the state highway com mission Thursday by Gov William S Beardsley Their names were sent to the senate for confirma tion Keir was nominated to Lee R Watts of Corning who was given an interim appointment tc the commission by Former Gov Robert D Blue Keir will take over immediately and serve out the remainder of the term which ends June 30 1951 Watts name had never been presented to the senate and thus Beardsley was sble to replace him Graham was appointed to fill one of 2 posts now held by demo crats H J Ahlers LeMars and John Swaner of Iowa City The terms of both Ahlers and Swaner expire next June 30 The gover nor did not specify which Graham would replace The highway commission hat 5 members 2 of whom under present republican control must democrats SAME traffic hi Si KILLED IN CRASH Farminrtcn man wai killed and another injured serious ly in a truckautomobile crash near here Wednesday Raymond Yates 51 Farming ton died at a Fort Madison hos pital In a serious condition was Robert Wallingford 26 driver of car h X ;