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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 23, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV Associated and United Press Full Wires tfwe Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 23 1949 HOME EDITION umu This Paper Consists of Two No Ill Iowa House Approves Measure on Building Code Both GOP Demos Against 3Senofor Plan But McGrath Still Favors His Proposal Says Increase in Size of Senior Chamber Is Move for Efficiency Topeka Kans proposal to give each state 3 U S senators took a verbal spanking Wednes day from both republicans and democrats But Senator J Howard Mc Grath DR I who suggested tlie plan said the opposition didnt faze him Hes going to keep plug ging the proposal McGrath chairman of the demo cratic national committee said in a Washington day address to Kan sas democrats he would present his proposal to congress this session He said 3 senators instead of 2 would create a more efficient or ganization and speed legislative process Opposition rolled in al most immediately Some Comments Comments from Washington in cluded these Senator Morse It is obviously a suggestion without merit Senator McKellar dean and president pro tern of the senate I am one of those old fashioned people who believe our form of government is the best in the world I have confidence in the senate and house of representa tives as they stand Senator Edwin C Johnson D I would be more in favor of cutting it down to one senator per state Senator Ferguson I dont see how increasing the size of the senate would increase ef ficiency Distribute Load McGrath also contended his pro posal would distribute the load now being handled by senatorial committees Heavy work is placed on too few committees under the present setup slowing progress he said He also said 2senators from the same state often take opposite views but 3 senators would en able each state to be recorded on important issues Another factor would be a sena torial election every 2 years Mc Grath said this would create a healthy situation and make po litical organizations more alert to the nations wishes One senator told of the pro posal said Dont give me that stuff You must be joking No Comment When informed the reporter was serious he declined further com ment The proposal would require a constitutional amendment To be come law it would have to be adopted by the legislatures of of the states in addition to passing in congress Senator Lucas of Illinois the democratic floor leader said As much as I love and respect Sena tor McGrath I wholly disagree with him Its the first time I ever heard of the idea and Im com pletely against it One objection voiced by some members of congress was that some of the least populous states would have 3 times as many sena tors as they have house members Four states have only one repre sentative apiece Several others have only 2 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy Wednesday night with low 25 to 30 Thurs day mostly cloudy turning cold er in afternoon and high mid 30s Iowa Fair and warmer Wednes Thursday mostly turning somewhat Wednesday night Truman Raps Drew Pearson President Defends Gen Harry Vaughan Washington of his administration had personal and blunt notice Wednesday from President Truman that no s o b is going to influence his appoint ments Some 200 of he reserve officers association and their Mr Truman deliver that startling pronounce ment in an earthy matteroffact talk Tuesday night at a dinner honoring Maj Gen Har ry H Vaughan his military aide Loyal to Aide Now I am just as fond and just as loyal to my military aide as I am to the high brass and I want you to distinctly understand that any s o b who thinks he can cause any of those people to be discharged by me by some smart aleck statement over the air or in the paper he has got another think coming No commentator or columnist names any members oi my cabi net or my staff I name them my self and wnen it is time for them to be moved on I do the moving else The official transcript of Mr Trumans offthecuff talk re leased later by the white house omitted any reference to the term s o ID Mr Truman used only the initials Truman drove 5 miles to the ArmyNavy Country club in Arlington Va to join other speak ers in praise of Vaughan Difficult Job v Maj Gen Edward F Whitesell adjutant general of the army said the military aides job was diffi cult and not all parades and balls Drew Pearsons and decora tions Pearson radio commentator and columnist has criticized Vaughan for accepting a decoration from President Peron of Argentina He stood outside the Argentine em bassy the night the medal was pre sented taking down the names of those attending Afterward Pearson said thai while this country is spending bil lions abroad to help democracy and while President Truman has spoken thousands of words abou saving democracy his military aide partly nullified accepting a high dec oration from a military dictator who has ridiculed all the thing that Truman talks about SURVEY TRIP OF for EuropTtostlidy economic agricultural and educational conditions in 9 countries these Iowa women among 30 from the middle west wait to take off en a flight from LaGuardia field in New York Left to right are Mrs Louise Pitka of Monte zuma Mrs Elia Meyers of Carroll Mrs Florence Steffy of Montezuma Mrs Marie Ricke of Williams Mrs Clara Knutsen of Graettinger Mrs Genevieve Olsen of Ells worth Mrs Hattie Giese of Dunlap and Mrs Helen Mit chell of Council Bluffs day night cloudy and colder Low 3233 Minnesota Cloudy and colder Wednesday night and Thursday Snow flurries north portion Wednesday night and near Lake Superior Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 33 Minimum 22 At 8 a m Wednesday 29 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 31 Minimum 18 Estherville in 4643 Win Waldorf Bows Out of Jaycee Tournament Webster City Estherville junior college stopped Marshall town J C 4643 in the opening game of the state jaycee tourna ment here Wednesday morning In the 2nd contest Grand View 01 Des Moines nicked Waldorf o Forest City 5248 One of the pre meet favorites the once beaten Des Moines team will face Esther ville in a 2nd round encounter Thursday afternoon at Six more games were on tap Wednes day Mason City will face Ells worth of Iowa Falls at 8 p m HEADS WELFARE GROUP Des Moines Rev A J Seegers of Fontanelle was electee president of the Lutheran welfare society of Iowa at a meeting here Tuesday Soy Moves Against Church by Reds Part of Careful Plan Geneva Switzerland hrottling of church influence in church and religious life in east he iron curtain countries is mov ng with the precision of a time able western church officials here said Wednesday Some churchmen who have maintained contacts in eastern Europe say the whole pattern is so rigid carefully planned and exe cuted it appears to have been dic tated by a central authority pos sibly the cominform communist international information bureau They say the whole structure of Poison Meat for Dogs Is Seen as Threat to Kids Kansas City Mo lantes and extra police Wednes day patrolled Kansas Citys south side in a 24hour search for a mad dog killer who scattered patties of strychninetreated ham burger throughout the area The patties coated with white animal fat and resembling cook ies apparently were intended to kill household pets But parents and school officials were afraid a child might eat one of the deadly meat balls Authorities planned Wednesday to visit the 4 schools in the affected south side area to warn students Boy Scouts and other organiza tions of the danger At least 15 dogs have died since Saturday and scores of dogs and cats became sick from sampling the poisoned meat Police said the patties contained enough poison to kill 3 or 4 persons AP Wirephnto THE MIRACLE bors call David Dempsey of Mi ami Fla the Miracle Kid be cause the doctors have given him a year to live and twice before he has recovered when his case seemed hopeless He recovered from a form of leukemia and an automobile accident This time his stomach adhesions are block ing his blood supply ern Europe is being altered by communist pressure The life sen tencing of Josef Cardinal Minds zenty of Hungary and the forth coming trial of 15 Protestant lead ers of Bulgaria are only the head line developments in this burrow ing into the foundations of estab lished religious life according to these informants Forced Retirement Churchmen in this international vantage point say hundreds of church officials and pastors are either in prison or living in en forced retirement Christian schools are being forced under state sponsorship NonMarxist youth movements are being dis solved relationships with foreign churches or religious organizations broken abruptly Churchmen here who have had direct contact and correspondence with eastern Europes religious leaders say the campaign follows these rigid rules 1 Churches are not persecuted openly as in the early days of the Russian revolution 2 Influence of the church on public life must be eliminated the church must be brought under government control 3 Any vital personal religious opposition must be eliminated by getting rid of the responsible church leaders on civil or moral charges Land Reform 4 The backbone of the church must be broken either by separat ing it from the state and state funds by offering a church sub sidy and thus freeing the people of responsibility for supporting the church or by seizure of church properties through land reform thus depriving the church of reve nues 5 A suitable church or group of churches must be made the tool of the government 6 All contacts with the west must be cut Roman Catholics are regarded as particularly danger ous because of Romes internation al influence and Protestants also to the extent that they maintain contacts with western churches 1st Tour Stop Made in London 32 Midwest Women to Look at Europe London wom en community leaders from mid western United States arrived here Wednesday on a 30 day tour to see how Europeans live They left immediately for Paris where they will spend 5 days be fore touring southern France It aly Austria Switzerland Ger many Belgium Holland England and Ireland Most of them never had been east of Chicago before they left on this tour They are paying their own way at a minimum of They want to find out what life is like in Europe determine how the Marshall plan has affected the average European family and hear what Europeans think of the United States With Farm Families Farm wives will stay with farm families in Europe while city folk will live in urban homes and ho tels The visitors ranged in age from Miss Jean Sullivan 30 6316 Williams St Omaha Nebr only single woman in the group to Mrs Eleanor McMullen 79 Stellat Nebr who never had been in a plane before the transAtlantic flight The tour resulted from a radio interview conducted by Miss Sul livan who broadcasts as Mary Foster over a group of midwest ern radio stations She asked Lawrence Youngman 7825 Shirlej St Omaha Nebr whether he believed the world ever woulc find peace Loveland to Speak at Meeting of AAA Des Moines UR An lowan undersecretary of agriculture Al bert J Loveland will speak at the annual meeting of 300 county AAA committeemen which opens here Thursday Loveland speaks at Fridays clos ing session on Can We Live With Abundance Other speakers will state production marketing chairman Hervey Hazen Art Thompson former agricultural attache to Ar gentina and Dean H H Kildee of Iowa State college A panel of county AAA com mitteemen will discuss methods that should be used to establish farm acreage allotments it allot ments become necessary Many Replies Youngman replied that the world needed man to man meet ings to promote better under standing What about women to women meetings demanded Miss Sulli van I received so many replies tha we decided to go ahead with this tour Miss Sullivan said Wednes day at London airport The women want to find ou how the average European house wife lives and what her problems are We especially want to learn how the Marshall plan has affect ed the average housewife and what we as women can do to help in the future Margaret OBrien Refuses to Kiss New StepFather Palm Beach Fla year old screen star Margare OBrien sobbed and refused to kis her new stepfather for photogra phers Tuesday night after wit nessing the marriage of her moth er to orchestra leader Don Sylvii here Mrs Gladys OBrien mother p the child actress married Sylvio in a private ceremony at the Colonj hotel The rites had been post poned 3 times Newsmen did not witness th marriage but as they stood out side the door of the hotel suit they heard sobs from inside ap parently from Margaret Earlier reports said the chil star opposed the wedding Afte the ceremony she cried with emo tion and embraced her mother but would not kiss Sylvio for pho tographers Armistice to Be Signed on Thursday Israel Egypt in Agreement After 42Day Negotiation Rhodes and Egypt will sign an armistice agreement at a ceremony here Thursday end ng their war in Palestine and opening the way for an overall peace between the new Jewish state and the Arab world The Egyptian delegation which legotiated for 42 days with the Israelis brought from Cairo Wed icsday its governments favorable answer to the armistice worked out under United Nations auspices The agreement already ac cepted by the Israeli cabinet at Tel Aviv calls for demilitarization of all Egyptianheld Palestine and eaves the Israelis in possession of most of the barren Negev desert which Israel hopes to dot with lettlements The armistice paves the way for legotiations between Israel and states at war with her for 9 months To Start Monday The U N mediator Dr Ralph 3unche has announced that talks between Israel and TransJordan will begin Monday Thursdays signing ceremony will take place at a m a m CST A dinner for 50 persons is sched uled for Wednesday night to cele brate the agreement The Egyptian delegation me with Bunche for 40 minutes When they emerged they were smiling and affable There was other evi dence of Egyptian affability Th plane which brought the delega tion back from Cairo also carried a cargo of refreshments presum ably for use at the banquet If Israelis and Egyptians should sit down together at a joint cele bration it would be a historic af fair Demilitarization The armistice agreement which the Jewish cabinet at Tel Aviv al ready has accepted provides fo demilitarization of all Egyptian held Palestine it was authorita tively reported The demilitarization zone on the Egyptian side of the border ex tends to but does not include E Arish the big Egyptian military camp on the coast 30 miles inside Egypt The demilitarization line run through but does not include Beersheba the strategic Arab town in the southern part of the Negev which the Jews capture last October The town is jus south of that part of the Negev al lotted to the Jews under the United Nation assemblys parti tion resolution of November 1947 Would Be Effective in All Cities Over 15000 Population Des Moines UP The Iowa house Wednesday ap proved a measure setting up a state building code council and providing for a statewide building code The 91 to 7 vote sent the bill backed by a legislative committee that studied the matter since the 1947 session to the senate The 7member council would draw up a uniform build ng code to be effective in all stateowned buildings and in cities over 15000 population on March 1 1950 and in all communities and in counties on July 4 1951 A community could adopt the code earlier if it wished The code would replace all local codes except those with require ments stiffer than the state regu lations Appointed by the gov with senate approval the HONOR WRESTLER Des Moines Olive H De Groote and 3 others introduced a joint reso lution in the Iowa house Wed nesday to name a park in Beave township Humboldt county th Frank Gotch Memorial Park in honor of the famous wrestler Protest Arrest of Churchmen U S Denounces Bulgarian Action Washington The United States has protested against Bul garias arrest of 15 Protestant churchmen as a blatant terror istic effort to intimidate reli gious denominations The state department said Wednesday a formal note of pro test was delivered to Bulgaria on Monday at Sofia It was rejected outright by Bul garias communist government al most immediately the department reported Accused as Spies The Protestant churchmen are accused of spying for the U S and Britain and are scheduled to go on trial Friday at Sofia The ernor council would include one build ing contractor one representative of the building and construction trades 2 registered architects and 3 professional engineers They would be paid a day up to a year Name commissioner Subject to approval of the state executive council the new council would appoint a state building commissioner and any necessary assistants The code would be en forced locally but a community could ask the state building com missioner to serve as its enforcing agent if it wished A 26 to 15 senate vote sent to the house a bill exempting from the sales tax industrial materials Bulgarian government says it has and equipment used directly in confessions from some of the ac the manufacture or servicing of cused The strongly worded American protest asked that Bulgaria permit representatives of the U S lega tion to attend the trial Bulgarias decision has not been received of ficials said It was announced in Sofia Wednesday that the trial wiE be Note Delivered The protest note was delivered by Sidney E ODpnoghue Ameri can charge daffaires The Bulgarian response was to summon American 2nd Secretary Raymond Finley Courtney to the foreign office less than an hour after the note was delivered He was handed back the note and told that Bulgaria rejected all the rep resentations outright Nothing was said about the request to permit American officials to attend the trial Reach Stalemate in Rail Parleys Chicago negoti ations between the Railway Ex press Agency and the AFL Broth erhood of Railway Clerks report edly were stalemated Wednesday Robert Morgan chairman of tho unions negotiating committee and vice president of its express di vision said that his group and agency spokesmen have met with Federal Mediator Thomas E Bick ers federal mediator from Wash ington since Jail The main issues to be settled are the unions demand for a 40 hour week with 2 consecutive days off and an hourly wage boost of 25 cents Morgan said A M Hartung chairman 01 the agencys negotiators said that management has offered the clerks a wage hike of 7 cents an hour retroactive to Oct 1 1948 a property to be sold at retail Sen ator Fred Maytag the sponsor said it would elim nate a double sales tax Tax Exemption The bill also would exempt materials and equipment used to produce gas electricity water leat or communications service By a 35 to 2 vote the seriate sent to the house a series of amendments to Iowas general drainage imti leyee law the first of the interim flood control study committees proposals to pass in the upper chamber The amend ments provide 16 changes in law One provides that 2 land owners in a proposed drainage and levee district may petition for es tablishment of the district Twen tyfive per cent of the landowners must sign such a petition at present Another amendment would per mit district trustees to make re pairs without a hearing but would require a hearing before improve ments or enlargements involving 25 per cent or more of the original cost of the project could be un dertaken The legislatures c o n f e r e nee committee on the dispute over fi nancing the veterans bonus met with Atty Gen Robert Larson but reached no agreement Senator E K Bekman ROt introduced a bill to raise the maximum weekly unemploy ment compensation payment from to staggered staggered Sept 44hour week and a 40hour week after U S Officer Says Nazis Had Deadly Spray Didnt Use It Mountain View Cal quite possibly has the secret of a naziideveloped liquid death spray potent enough to wipe out whole divisions of men in the open says an American officer who helped destroy the weapon But Germany didnt use the spray and Russja probably wouldnt for the same contaminates the area for too long a the opinion of Maj James M Graham a U S army engineer The 2 German scientists who formulated the spray were in Ber lin when the Russians took over and more than likely were taken in hand by the Soviets Graham says Disposed Spray Whether chemical analysis of the liquid by its American captors yielded the secret Graham didnt know Graham had charge of dis posing of the spray named Tabun after the names of its 2 inventors He disclosed some of the details in a Chamber of Commerce speech at San Jose Graham now lives in Mountain View Hidden stocks of 000 tons of found by American intelligence officers in Bavarian cavs built huge fires in pits to destroy the liquid They poured it over the coals Tabun didnt burn but the heat broke it down and rendered it harmless Graham described Tabun as a nerve poison not unlike snake venom in its effect Only quicker A spot of it the size of a dime dropped on the skin would kill a man in 2 minutes unless wiped off quickly It would penetrate most clothing even some gas masks Faint Odor Tabun has such a faint odor it can hardly be detected The ex perienced nose can detect a slight fruity smell In appearance it looks like crankcase oil The liquid was a military secret until about 6 months ago when some informa tion about it leaked out About 1000 tons of it was saved from destruction and shipped to Aber deen Md Graham expressed belief the Russians probably wouldnt be in terested in manufacturing Tabun even if they obtained the formula from the captive scientists It is so potent and clings so long that the army using it might not be able to move ahead for months through the area sprayed Skull and Crossbones Would Be Liquor Label Des Moines bill to re quire that all liquor sold in Iowa be labeled with a skull and cross bones and marked poison was introduced in the house of repre sentatives Wednesday Sponsor of the measure is J Oliver Lands ness RSioux The measure is labeled an act to protect the youth of the state of Iowa against the use of liquor Antidote Pour contents of bottle in the sewer and place bot tle in ash can Fire in Hotel Drives William Green From Bed Washington hotel firs early Wednesday routed some 30 guests including AFL President William Green and Rep Wagner Firemen said the fire in the Hamilton hotel started in a 5th floor utility closet It was put out in about 5 minutes Wagner said he dressed and walked down to the lobby There I met my old friend William Green and we chatted for about 45 minutes he said Both Green and Wagner in the hotel SAME ;