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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 18, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press nod United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 18 1947 MasondtyTeachers TRAFFIC SAFETY Voted Pay Increase See Page 13 for other school board action A new teachers salary schedule based entirely on train ing and experience and involving increases totaling a year was approved tentatively by the Mason City school board at its monthly meeting Monday evening The board took action with the provision that the sched ule is subject to voting of substantial state aid by the state legislature If not voted this schedule will have to be substantially reduced The schedule was accepted as recommended by the teachers committee of the board which worked it out together with representa tives of the Mason City federations The teachers are sup porting it enthusiastically it was stated The salary increases will range from to a month for teachers under contract a year ago according to Secretary B L 3p Main and will average a 3 month on a 12 month basis i Total increased salary cost of would be borne princi j pally by the state aid which it is estimated would ac I crue to the Mason City district from the bin now on the floor of both houses of the Iowa legisla ture according to R F Clough gf chairman of the teachers commit JJh tee who presented it to the board The remainder of the cost would j require an increased tax levy he f admitted and the teachers have i been warned that the schedule 1 could be made effective but the salaries would have to be reduced if no state aid is voted The dis I trict is now within of its legal taxing limit j Equal pay for equal qualifica 4 tions in elementary classrooms as well as the high school was re quested by the teachers it was 1 stated It would tend to increase j the educational qualifications of particularly in the ele grades it was pointed out Salaries of principals and spe j jcial teachers are yet to be worked j jout by the committee 3 The monthly pay on a 12 month j salary basis was approved as fol Eisler Cited for Contempt by Lawmakers Washington UR The house cited Gerhart Eisler alleged Rus sian secret agent for contempt of congress for refusing to be sworn in as a witness before the house unAmerican activities committee The committee told the house that by refusing to testify the be spectacled German communist de prived it of necessary and per tinent information of subversive activities in this country congressional develop BILL APPROVED BY IOWA HOUSE Measure Is Aimed at Halting Growing Toll of Deaths on Highways DCS Moines bill with sweeping provisions aimed al halting the growing toll of deaths on Iowa highways was approved by the house Tuesday The measure was sent to the senate by the vote of 103 to 1 The dissenter was Rep Mel M Graham R The bill is known as the motor vehicle financial and safety re sponsibility act A somewhat sim ilar measure failed to pass 2 years 3rd j Hth M Jeth v 3 7th llth 2Year Collrse EA MA 517500 S21D 206 216 212 218 224 230 236 242 248 254 260 17875 18250 18625 13000 19375 19750 20125 20500 20875 21250 222 228 234 240 246 252 258 264 270 MEN BA MA 220 230 230 240 250 260 270 280 290 300 310 240 250 260 270 280 330 300 310 320 Other ments President William Green Tuesday expressed blanket opposition to pending strikecon trol bills But members of the sen ate labor committee told him to drop his negative attitude and cooperate because congress is going to do something at least about curbing jurisdictional strikes house rules com mittee barred any attempt to alter Fifty per cent of credit may be al lowed for years of teaching experience outside of the Mason City independent school district but not to exceed 5 years All teachers will be reclassified as of Sept 1 1947 on their training and ex perience Teachers advancing to a B A degree will enter the next highest salary bracket of that degree over salary at the time of acquiring the degree ACHESlBACKED BY MARSHALL Russia Told He Was Acting in Line of Duty Washington of State Marshall told Soviet Russia Tuesday that Undersecretary Dean Acheson spoke in line of duty in describing Russias foreign policy as aggressive and expanding This governments reply to a protest by Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov said Under our standards a re strained comment on the matter of public policy is not a slander Therefore I know that on second thought you will not attribute hos tility to frankness Marshalls reply to the protest made by Molotov last week against testimony given the senate atomic energy committee by Undersecre the republicansponsored 000000 budget ceiling when the measure goes to the house floor Monday This ceiling represents a cut in President Trumans spending recommenda tions for fiscal 1948 Thus any change apparently will have to be made in the senate where there is bipartisan opposition to such a big slash Excise house ways and means committee refused to accept senate amendments to a bill indefinitely extending war time excise taxes on furs cos metics transportation tickets and other items Thesenate amend ments would exempt from excise taxes furtrimmed coats costing less than 5150 and tickets pur chased in this country for foreign travel House and senate differ ences will have to be ironed out in conference Foreign of State George C Marshall told con gress that this countrys offer of a 40year 4power pact for polic ing Germany still stands He made the statement after privately dis cussing with the house foreign af fairs committee every sore spot in the world admitted former communist denied he wrote a let ter boasting of communist suc cesses within the TVA while David E Lilienthai was TVA chairman Henry C Hart Jr said he was the only TVA employe who attended a communist meeting at Chattanooga Tenn Opponents of Lilienthals nomination to head the atomic energy commission contend that communists were active in TVA tary Acheson was delivered Molotov Tuesday in Moscow Ambassador Bedell Smith The text was released here by the state department Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly fair Tuesday night and Wednesday some what colder Tuesday night with lowest temperature near zero Iowa Partly cloudy and colder Tuesday and Tuesday night ex cept cloudy with light snow ex treme west portion Tuesday Wednesday mostly cloudy and rather cold High Tuesday 15 north to 25 south Low Tuesday night 510 north and 1015 south Iowa 5 day weather outlook The mean temperature will average 5 to 7 degrees below normal The state normal is 23 degrees Wednesday below normal be coming slightly warmer Friday with little change Saturday and Sunday Precipitation will aver age less than of an inch Minnesota Fair and continued cold Tuesday night and Wed nesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 3 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 35 Minimum 6 At 8 a m Tuesday 6 Precipitation 11 YEAR AGO Maximum 43 Minimum 21 Accident Injuries Prove Fatal to lowan Des Moines suf fered in a trucktrolly collision Friday proved fatal Tuesday to Gerald Kling 24 Kling was driver of the truck Two others were in jured Kling was Des Moines fifth fatal traffic accident victim in 1947 SAME DATE Black flag means traffic death In past 24 hour ago The measure would require a motorist who figures in an acci dent involving death or injury to persons or property damage of more than to pay the cost if he was at fault or lose his motor vehicle and drivers licenses until he paid It further would require a per son responsible for the accident to take out liability insurance or post evidence of future financial responsibility The bill names the state com missioner of public safety as ad ministrator of the proposed act and would give his office the duty of determining who was respon sible for an auto accident In the case of suspension or re vocation of a license or licenses for nonpayment of damages the motorist could not be issued new licenses until he paid the damages and took out insurance or pre sented evidence of financial re sponsibility The bill which failed 2 years ago made it compulsory for a mo torist responsible for an accident to carry insurance The current bill provides that if insurance is taken it must pro vide for coverage in case one person is killed if 2 or more persons are killed and to cover any property damage Alternatives to carrying insur ance under the bill would be Pre senting security sufficient to cover the protection given in such an insurance policy outlined in the bill or presenting a certificate of deposit showing funds held equal to the insurance policy outlined The bill was introduced by Rep C A Bryson RIowa Falls and 12 others It includes 40 sections covering 35 pages In the opening discussion of the bill Bryson obtained adoption of 10 clarifying amendments and 2 minor ones offered by others also were approved The pros and cons on the pro posed Iowa veterans bonus bill were placed before the house military and veterans af fairs committee at a public hear ing Tuesday afternoon On the eve of the hearing vari ous house members received peti tions listing the names of a total of about 2000 lowans They asked that the house pass the measure The petitions came from several sections of the state They were turned over to the chief clerk and the attention of the house mem bers was called to them in the house journal Rep Carl A Burkman RDes chairman of the military and veterans affairs committee called the hearing to give both sides a chance to present their ar guments after the subcommittee which studied the measure voted 2 to 1 for indefinite postponement The committee cannot act on the bill Tuesday A house rule pre vents action by a committee on measure on the same day that a public hearing is held Action of the committee was not expected until next week Under the bill bonuses ranging from to would be paid Iowa veterans of World war II through a bond issue to be paid off in 20 years All Surplus Lamps Washington o m e 5315 lamps suitable for home use were offered for sale to priority claim ants on a sealed bid basis Tuesday by the war assets administration The lamps were made for use in the field during the war at a cost of but WAA said they could be converted into general purpose floor lamps Bids may be submitted from March 10 to 31 Mason City Rates Among 10 Cities With Perfect Speech Mason City is among the 10 U S cities having the most perfect speech according to the Linguaphone Institute of America and even if da Brooklyn Bums dont give a hoot New York ranks way down in 30th place A citation is to be presented to Mason City by Max Sherover New York president of the institute because its residents have done most toward leading us to a eons speech That oughta stop Death Toll in Train Wreck Mounts to 20 100 Hurt 2Engine Express Jumps Off Track Altoona Pa Pennsylvania railroads Red Arrow fast Detroit to New York passenger train plunged from the tracks near famed Horseshoe Curve Tuesday killing an estimated 20 persons and injuring close to 100 Coroner Daniel Replogle said 17 bodies had been removed from the wreckage and that the death toll would run to at least 20 including 3 train crewmen The railroad said it didnt know the cause of the accident one of the most serious in Pennsylvanias history which oc curred 2 miles west of Horse shoe Curve at a spot known as Bennington Curve at a m Eastern Standard Time A spokesman for the railroad said the speed at the place of the wreck was 35 miles an hour The Hed Arrow was running 50 minutes behind time when the accident occurred 13 Are Killed in Collision of Bus Train i See Picture on Page 2 Michigan City Ind nesses who saw a speeding one car electric train knife through a bus load of railroad workers kill ing 13 persons and injuring 16 others said Tuesday they could see no cause for he accident The bus driver Glenn Morris Michigan Citj had an unobstruct ed view for miles cither way down the track but apparently did not see the train as it bore down on the bus at 65 to 70 miles an hour at a grade crossing 5 miles east of here Monday afternoon Ten of the Irjured still were in serious condition at Clinic hospital here All of those killed and It of the injured were riding in the bus They were members of a railroad section gang mostly Ne groesand Mexicans who nadjust completed work on another sec tion of the companys right of way Morris stopped the bus witness es said and then started slowly across the tracks in the path of the Chicago South Shore and South Bend passenger car The collision sliced the bus in two strewing bodies of the dead and the scream ing injured along the track Mor ris body was found 500 yards from the crossing W E Willard 45 South Bend motorman on the suburban train and one of his passengers were treated for injuries at a hospital and released The other 25 train passengers cont iucd on their way after transferring to another South BendloChicago suburban train Willard said he had no time to stop He said the bus stopped then slowly moved into the path of his train The dead were identified as res idents of Michigan City Gary and Chicago John Steinhagen Waterford Ind a truck driver employed by the railroad said he waved to the driver to indicate the train was coming and then turned and walked to his truck Suddenly he heard a crash wheeled around and saw several bodies thrown into the The 2 engines used to pull the train over the scenic Allegheny mountains a combination coach and baggage car one diner and 3 sleepers were scattered down a 150 foot embankment Another coach and a combination baggage car and coach toppled over on their sides on the tracks while 3 other sleepers derailed but re mained upright The last 4 cars of the sleepers a coach and an express car stayed on the rails Most of the people aboard the illfated train were asleep when the tragedy occurred Many suf fered exposure from the cold in addition to their injuries includ ing a group of sailors enroute to the Bainbridge Md training sta tion and a troupe of midget enter tainers Listed among the dead were M E McCardle engineman of Scott dalc Pa and E If Henry fire man of Derry Pa On the 2nd loco motive and J M Parasok fireman from Altoona on the head engine M E Billig of Altoona at the throttle of the first locomotive was badly scalded McArdle had served 47 years 37 as an engineer with the Pennsylvania railroad A hospital train was rushed to the scene and the injured were brought to Altoona where the Penn Alto hotel and the USO were turned into The Mercy emergency hospitals and Altoona general hospitals reported handling nearly 100 cases in the first few hours with many of those injured being discharged after examination air by the impact The injured were taken to hospitals in Michi gan City and La Porte AP Wircphoto RAIL WRECK SCENE Top picture General air view of the Pennsylvania railroads Red Arrow passenger train after it left the tracks near Altoona Pa Tuesday Two locomotives and several of the badly damaged cars line the steep embankment along the tracks At left Workers help an injured man from a wrecked coach which rests on top of a coal tender in the ravine Lower picture This map locates the scene of the crackup at Gallitzcn Pa da Bums The 10 cities named as having the most perfect speech and the reasons given in the institute poll are Mason City least influenced by outside speech Dallas Tex large floating population Los Angeles greater conversation alists Chicago uses the most typical Atlanta Ga least affected by traditional Southern speech Montclair N J most cultural influence New Or leans due to its holdover of Ro mance language influence Ashta bula Ohio high moral influence on speech Providence R I Yankee terseness and Washing ton D C most representative of all towns and cities in the U S Hands Full Portland Ore Leo Sutler shipped aboard the Matson freighter Marguerite Le Hand they told him he would have his hands full He does Hes chief dispenser for 72 dairy cows being shipped to Hawaii And its a tough job on the high seas with the vessel pitching and rolling After all Sutter sighed have you ever milked a cow on the bias Traffic Violators Get Movie Tickets Kansas City Kans Earl J Thomas in police court this week is handing theater tickets to traffic violators The tickets furnished by a lo cal theater are for a safety film which the judge believes reckless drivers should With the Devil The city of Charlotte N Car was named for Princess Char lotte wife of George III Mother Truman to Have Broken Hip Set Without Help of Anaesthetic Independence Mo Martha E Truman the presidents 94yearold mother was ready for the doctor to set her fractured hip Tuesday No anaesthetic will be used It wont hurt her very much said Dr Joseph W Green attend ing physician The fracture suffered when Mrs Truman fell in her bedroom last Thursday night will be set at Mrs Trumans home where she las been resting comfortably since the accident FIRE AT DES MOINES Flames Sweep Laundry Building None Injured Des Moines swept the Troy laundry late Monday night causing damage estimated at 5150000 Thousands of persons watched 12 fire companies battle the blaze for 4 hours No one was injured F E Corbin owner of the laundry estimated the value of the building at and the equipment at Most of the equipment was said to have been nearly new The laundry is located near the main downtown business district of Des Moines Firemen wanagcd to keep the flames from spreading to the ad jacent St Ambrose cathedral Bob Knisley 18 relief night watchman said he had left the laundry for a few minutes and had just started back when the entire front burst into flames No one else was in the building Corbin said he had no estimate of damage to customers laundry but several employes said an ex ceptionally large amount had been taken in during the day None was saved OFFER MEASURE lowan Is 100 Years Old Ames Clarissa J Ellison resident of Iowa the last 84 years Tuesday observed her 100th birthday anniversary She was born in Ohio Bill Would Affect Clear Lake Fishing Des Moines to permit trolling from motor and sailboats in Iowas 4 largest lakes and to license operators of steam boiler and refrigeration plants were among several new measures filed for introduction in the house of representatives Tuesday The bill to license operators of steam boiler and refrigeration plants was filed by Rep Harold Nelson R Sioux It pro vides for the setting up of a state board of power engineering ex aminers within the state depart ment of labor and gives the board power to adopt rules and regula tions for the operation of such plants The bill on trolling was filed by Rep Theodore Klemesrud R It would allow troll fishing from motorboats or sail boats in West Okoboji Spirit Storm and Clear Lake The state educational institu tions committee filed a bill to re quire the University of Iowa and Iowa State college to establish in dustrial and engineering libraries within their regular college li braries and make such libraries available to the public without charge The house1 received a report from its public lands and building committee recommending passage of a bill to appropriate for purchase of construction of a state owned governors mansion Pick Mardi Gras Kulcrs Council Bluffs W Keller and Miss Barbara Brown have been crowned king and queen of the 26th annual Mardi Gras ball Council Bluffs top social affair They succeed Dr Abbott Dean and Gere Chandler Bock Spent 5200000 a Minute At the peak of World war II spending the U S government was disbursing a lainuts ;