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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 24, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME i iiini mm mi i MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAPII THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS N EIG H 0 R S HOME EDITION VOL LV and United Prew Full LMM Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 24 1949 This Paper Consists of Two lit County A Amendment Jane Casey Named Miss Mason City 4sV 4sV JL it Jt u A MISS MASON Junior Chamber of Commerce believes the time has come for a Miss Mason City and here she is just after receiving the crown from President Ed Foster She is Miss Jane Casey Miss Lundbeig daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Casey 820 Jefferson N W with other queens and sponsoring personnel on stage GlobeGazette Photo at the Surf From left to right they are the Misses Theo Dixie Hunt Jane Taylor Annell Mineart Miss Casey President Ed Foster Darlene Huegerich Marilyn Miller Carol Button Jean Madden and Master of Ceremonies Lloyd Loers Photo WINS Jane Casey winner of the Miss Mason City contest at the first Mason City Night at the Surf is a freshman at Lindenwood college St Charles Mo where she is majoring in art and dress designing She is 5foot5 has auburn hair blue eyes weighs 116 bust 34 waist 24 and hips 34Vij After college she plans to attend a modeling schobL Senate Group Approves Bill on HousingCuts Amendment Washington The senate banking committee Thursday ap proved a broad multibillion fed eral housing bill 9 to 3 It is to be introduced in the senate Fri day as a bipartisan measure The action was announced by Chairman Maybank DS following a closed door meeting of the committee He said Sen ators Bricker Cain R and Robertson voted against the bill The committee also smacked down 10 to 2 an amendment by Bricker to require that there be no segregation or discrimination In the public housing projects which the bill authorizes Senator Sparkman said the bill is substantially the same as approved Wednesday by his subcommittee Sparkman had told reporters earlier that such a proposal as Brickers could kill the whole bill Both he and Maybank said they expected a number of republicans to join with the democrats in presenting an agreed measure to the senate Friday Maybank noted that the senate steady has decided to take up a filibustercurbing rule change and added that any decision to con sider housing ahead of that will left up to the democratic lead ership The wasps paralyzing sting has keen known to keep the prey sjive but motionless for more than five weeks Man Arrested in Charles City for Automobile Theft Charles City ff Wayne Starkey 30 Charles City was in the county jail Thursday follow ing his arrest by officers Wednes day night after a 2 hour chase Starkey was reported to have stolen a 1949 ford belonging to Lyle Knohler Charles City auto dealer at p m which he wrecked on highways 18 and 218 about 3i miles west of here at p m He was taken into custody following the accident Convicted in 1945 of car theft Starkey had been released on pa role to a Mason City firm about 2 weeks ago He suffered a cut on his head a bruised forehead and cut on his hand The last of several sentences he received was at Charles City in 1946 when he was given 10 years in the state penitentiary for auto theft He was later paroled from the prison He had been working in Mason City the last several weeks and told his employer he was living at 621 Delaware S E in Mason City No such address exists His is in Charles City Israel in Armistice End Warfare in Holy Land Rhodes and Israel signed Thursday an historic ar mistice hailed by the United Na tions mediator as an epochal event foreshadowing the early return of peace to the middle east The mediator Dr Ralph J Bunche said the agreement vir tually eliminates the possibility of a future armed conflict between Egypt and Israel He called it a significant contribution to world peace Now said Bunche the concen tration will be on peaceful settle ment of all outstanding questions political territorial and economic between Israel and her Arab neighbors The conciliation commission already has started to work for this Egypt and Israel by their agreement blazed the path for the other Arab states Iraq already has decided to approve whatever agreements are reached by the other neighbors of Palestine who 9 months ago had vowed to de stroy the dynamic Jewish state Talks with Transjordan the most formidable of Israels foes begin Monday The IsraeliEgyptian armistice leaves Israel in possession of nearly all the southern Negev des ert which she hopes to colonize including Beersheba mother city of the Arab race It outlines broad demilitarization zones binds Egypt to surrender all territory she holds in Palestine except Gaza and its 5milewide coastal strip and to withdraw to a defen sive line 17 to 30 miles inside her own frontier The armistice is dearly described in its preamble as a prelude to a permanent peace In Cairo Prime Minister Abdel Hadl Pasha told newsmen the agreement was on purely military questions and did not deal with the political future of the Holy Land But in Tel Aviv Israeli For eign Minister Moshe Shertok said the armistice would prove a mo mentous event in the life of the middle east He added that Israel was confident Egypt would regret her initiative in ending the shoot ing war Dr Bunche given the credit for the agreement by the Israeli dele gation said the armistice incor porates in its first article a dec laration which is very much akin to a nonaggression pact It pro vides for a substantial withdrawal of troops and reduction of armed forces by both sides He called the agreement a fair and honor able one While cameras ground out the story the delegates signed their names 24 times to the 5 imitation leather bound copies of the agree ment When finished Bunche banged his gavel on the square conference table I thank you from the bottom of my heart he said After the ceremony ended Bunche issued a prepared state ment complimenting the 2 delega tions for their patient efforts of the past 6 weeks Valiants Best Wins at Fort Dodge Show Fort Queen won only 3rd prize in the Iowa Spotted Poland China associations show here but brought top money of in the auction that fol lowed Exhibited by Clifford Pit stick of Jolley Iowa she was pur chased by Elmer Hrttig of Laurel Nebr First prize in the show went to Valiants Best shown by Leland B Dillinger of Shell Rock Iowa end sold for Tax Refund List Is Made Public Washington than 2000 Iowa taxpayers received fed eral tax refunds of more than in the year ended June 30 1948 The list of such refunds was made public Thursday by congress as required by law The list was prepared for congress by the in ternal revenue bureau The John Deere Dubuque Tractor Co was listed for the largest Iowa refund The firm re ceived for overpayment of income taxes The F W Fitch Co of Des Moines got back a total of 626 Of this amount was in excess profits taxes and 880 in income taxes The associate firm F W Fitch Manufacturing Co received in excess profits taxes Refunds all for overpayment of income taxes included the fol lowing from North Iowa Mold Bran Co Eagle Grove Margritte E Thompson Belmond Charles City Western Railway Co Charles City William F and Cora A Douglas Hampton 645 and the Annie F Russell es tate Lake Mills 2 Are Killed in Crash at Carroll Carroll persons tenta tively identified as Ted and Sophia Czech of Chicago 111 were killed outright in a cartruck collision near here Thursday Both were about 40 years of age Three other persons were hospi talized in St Anthony hospital here with injuries suffered in the crash Sheriff Al Thorup said the east bound Illinois car in which the Czechs and 2 companions were riding collided headon with a westbound produce truck driven by Ray Schroeder 23 of Carroll Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and colder Thursday night Low Thursday night 10 to 15 Friday clear and cold with afternoon high 20 to 25 Iowa Partly cloudy Thursday night and Friday Colder Thursday night rising temper atures west portionFriday Low Thursday night 1520 north 2228 south Minnesota Snow flurries contin uing east central and northeast portions easterly Thursday night clearing elsewhere Colder Thursday night with low tem perature 1020 below northwest to 515 above southeast Friday partly cloudy IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 38 Minimum 30 At 8 a m Thursday 30 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 39 Minimum Chosen by Applause at Jaycee Dance Lundberg Candidate Is Choice of Crowd From Field of 8 By CARL WRIGHT Miss Jane Casey Lundbergs candidate for the title of Miss Mason City in the Junior Cham ber of Commerces Mason City Night Wednesday at the Surf ball room captured the coveted crown amidst applause that made even the simulated sky of this north Iowa fun spot ripple with vibra tions Selected on the merit of the crowds metered registration of applause the battle of the queens was relegated toward the close to those on the sidelines who had the most voice left after three rounds of cheering But everyone was happy all around when the show was for about 2000 persons when all noses were counted stayed with their candidate to the last cheer Climax at Midnight And when Lloyd Loers master of ceremonies announced near mid night We have a winner the suspense of the evening had reached a climax that even the newest member of the Junior Chamber would not have been guilty of missing Ed Foster president of the sponsoring organization placed the golden crown on the flaming locks that had helped to carry Miss Caseys popularity with the crowd to a winning point And the queen stepped forward with a gracious thank you for the audi ence with the poise that cornea from assurance All eight queens proved that Mason Citys stores have popular girls who ik turn have ever so many The cheering was so close that the selection was cut to three and finally two candi dates Miss Darlene Huegerich Younkers candidate was runner up when all was said and done and Miss Annell Mineart Barons candidate was third Workcut for Audience It was a workout for the audi that decision The picture that will stand out in the memory of those present was the entire ensemble of queens on stage with a variety of gowns in pale blue vibrant green pink and black dark blues and of course the ever popular black all outlined against the soft green background of the draped stage That background was a perfect setting for Miss Casey and the 7 other contenders for Miss Mason City Annell Mineart of Barons Theo Dixie Hunt of Damons Jane Taylor of Batons Jean Madden of Stevensons Carol Button of Wards Marilyn Miller of and Darlene Huegerich of Youn kers There was a parade of queens to stop the music of Lynn Kerns popular as was his orchestra for here was something new Given To each of the candidates who had helped to make the evening such a success President Foster also gave a compact from the Junior Chamber Miss Mason City was awarded a jeweled wrfst watch set with diamonds as her special gift Each of the sponsoring stores also gave the girls the gowns modeled Steve Stahl general chairman announced the program giving credit to his cochairman John Burt to Jerry Alderman dance chairman and to Arnold Bruch in charge of tickets Glen Wright engineer of KGLO Lynn Kerns leader of the orches tra and Dr C O Adams were the judges at applause meter But topping even the gracious ness of 8 of Mason Citys out standing girls was the affableness of the made for one of the best parties at the Surf in many months Everyone had a good time If you see toadstools or other peculiar growths on trunk or limbs of a tree a tree doctor may be needed The odds are a fungous disease is working inside the tree SAME M DECORATION FOR MAJ GEN Ambassador Rafael de LaColina right holds the lapel of Maj Gen Harry Vaughan military aide Presi dent Truman just after he pinned on Vaughan the Mexi can decoration of military merit first class Vaughan and 26 other Americans were honored by Mexico at the em bassy in Washington Wednesday for their demonstrations of good neighborliness Truman Is Not Taking Back What He Said in His Speech Washington President Truman declared Thursday that the Marshall plan should be pushed forward until European recovery is full 4 years if necessary but with due recognition that it may take less time He expressed pleasure over the IsraelEgypt armistice And he in dicated at a news conference that he isnt taking back a a hisdenunciation of critics of his official family Whenreporters asked what re action had been received to his Tuesday night speech declaring that no SOB was going to tell him whom to hire or fire in the government Mr Truman grinned The reactions he said were very satisfactory to him Drew Pearson columnist and radio commentator had critized Mr Trumans army aide Maj Gen Harry H Vaughan for ac cepting a decoration from Presi dent Peron of Argentina Britons Statement The Marshall plan comment was called forth by questions about Wednesdays statement from a British spokesman in the United Nations to the effect that Britain has reached the point of ceasing concerned with recovery to be and now is interested in long range concerns of the United King dom When Mr Truman was asked whether he felt the United States should curtail foreign aid ac cordingly he replied seriously that he was very happy over the Brit ish progress toward recovery But he said he could not answer the question whether aid should be continued In general he went on the Marshall plan should be continued until recovery is as sured Work is being pressed he in dicated on his plan for compul sory health insurance Within 2 or 3 weeks the president said a detailed message will be sent to the capitol Conference Crowded The news conference was because of the controversy aroused by the S O B remark at Tuesdays din ner of the reserve officers asso ciation at nearby Arlington Va It opened in laughter as the president bandied wisecracks with the correspondents One reporter handed him a copy of the Wash ington Daily News which devotee its entire front page Thursday to a cartoon of a man biting a dog The president laughed in obvious enjoyment and remarked that H had been a good strong bite Then another correspondent noting that Mr Truman shortly will receive a degree from Rollins college Fla asked whether as a result of the speech the degree would be doctor of letters Again Mr Truman burst into laughter and said he couldnt answer that one At the windup one columnisi said hed heard that Peron and Pearson were nominees for the Nobel peace prize The question er wanted to know whether they had been nominated by the United States government Mr Truman said they certainly had not been maybe they nominated themselves Mr Truman announced he is appointing Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney as undersecretary of commerce Whitney is now assist ant secretary of the air force Term Would Be Reduced to 4 Years New Committee Is Named to Consider Vets Bonus Issue Des Moines Iowa sen ate Thursday passed and sent to the house 44 to 0 a bill to amend the 1947 county assessor law by cutting the assessors term from life to 4 years and providing for his appointment by a group of county and city officials The senate development came as the legislature made another stab at breaking the housesenate deadlock over how to finance veterans bonus by naming a new conference committee weighted 6 to 2 in favor of Gov William S Beardsley Speaker Gus Kuester and Lt Gov Kenneth Evans appointed the new conference group after the original committee in which Eeardsley supporters also held a 6 to 2 edge reported it was un able to agree Try to Agree It was indicated the new com mittee would try to reach an agreement before the legislature begins its 10day recess scheduled to start at the end of session Named to the new committee were Senators George Faul Des Moines J Kendall Lynes Plain field E C Myrland Onawa and Leo Elthon Fertile and Reps Harry Weichman Newhall Har old Nelson Sioux City Hanry Siefkas Osceola and Carl Ander son Wellman All 8 are El thon and Weichman the majority leaders in their sll except Faul and Myrland have supported the position of Beards ley and the house that only 125000 should be taken from the surplus to finance the bonus Faul sponsored the senateadopted pro posal to double that amount and Myrland supported him Adopt Proposal The senate adopted the republi canbacked county assessor propo sal after rejecting proposed amendments One would have made the assessor an elective of ficer and the other would have required property owners to file returns listing their property for assessment Under the bill present assessors would hold office until Jan 1 1952 They could then be reap pointed or counties could make appointments from a list of candi dates certified as eligible follow ing examinations by the state tax commission Appointment would be by a con ference group of county super visors county board of education members and mayors The bill also provides for similar appointment of deputy county assessors fol lowing examinations WRITER STRONG ADDRESSES Anr Strong expelled from Russia aa an alleged American spy makes use of newareel microphones as she makes a state ment to newsmen on her arrival at New York early Thurs day by plane On leaving the plane Misi Strong was served with a federal subpena to appear before a New York fed eral grand jury In her statement to the press Miss Strong said she did not consciously do anything againat JM curity of soviet or any other Says Lover Forced Her in Nazi Role Washington Axis Sally Gillars testified at her trea son trial Thursday that her nazl lover simply forced her io make propaganda broadcasts for the German radio Seeking to convince the federal court jury that she made the broadcasts against her wilL she said You couldnt refuse to do work that was offered to you in Germany There was nothing I could do about it I was simply forced to Got Her in Trouble Earlier the Maineborn defen dant testified tearfully that her love for the late Prof Max Otto Koischwitz a wartime nazi radio official got her into the trouble for which she is now fighting for my life Of course I loved him she said of who taught her at New Yorks Hunter college Denies Red Cross Sole Chief Defense Counsel James J Lughlin asked her if Koischwitz finally prevailed upon her to do broadcasts of a propaganda and a political nature Yes she replied She denied she ever told pris oners of war or anyone else that she represented the International Red Cross Several veterans tes tified earlier that she identified herself as a Red Cross worksr NAMED TQ BOAKD Des Ernest Peters of Cresco and E F Bock of Garner were among 15 named to the board of director of the Iowa In dependent Oil Jobbers association at a here Thursday It requires man hoars per faomend board f from a sixtneh HMM k does tram Utoch ;