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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 6, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ROME EDITION VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY G 1949 Start Push for Truman Goals Brush Off Charges of Socialism By JACK BELL Washington Democratic leaders shrugged off republican cries of socialism Thursday as they opened a drive to rush the bulk of President Trumans tax welfarelabor program through congress With the idea that the first 100 days are the easiest administra tion lieutenants charted swift ac tion They intend to have some of the wide range of white house pro posals ripening into final form about the time Mr Truman takes the oath for a full 4year term January 20 Senator Lucas DI11 the up coming majority leader in the senate keynoted the hurryup re frain With Speed The senate Lucas said will proceed with all convenient speed Republicans saw threats of na tional bankruptcy in the Truman spending proposals They blasted the presidents idea for govern mentbuilt steel plants as social ism They bemoaned his failure to ask for any savings in govern ment costs The GOP will get another crack at this latter subject Monday when Mr Truman submits to con gress a budget expected to reach for the year begin ning July 1 But general congressional reac tion indicated that Mr Truman stands a good chance of getting many of the things he proposed Wednesday in his personallyde livered state of the union message The chances for passage in some form looked good for A tax increase but possibly not the full he asked largely from big business and in a form that may suit congress but not be fully pleasing to the presi dent Labor Law Repeal TaftHartley labor law repeal with the modifications of the Wag ner act that Mr Truman sug gested and possibly some including the noncommunist affi davit in some form Economic controls but possibly not the standby pricewage auth ority or the steelplant building power he requested Welfare legislation such as aid to education social security ex pansion housing and raising of the minimum wage level His plan for prepared medical insurance however remains in the doubtful class Introduce Measure for Law Repeal Washington to repeal the TaftHartley law anc restore the Wagner labor relations act was introduced in the senate Thursday Senator Elbert Thomas D chairman of the senate la bor committee offered it Thomas told the senate that his measure would retain only 1 fea ture of the TaftHartley section which increased the na tional labor relations board from 3 to 5 members Thomas said however that re peal of the TaftHartley law wil call for enactment of other new labor legislation He noted tha the president in his state of the union message asking for repeal also called for other legislation HONORS NEWSPAPERS New York UR The United States lines named one of its new cargo vessels American reporte Thursday as a tribute to the news paper profession BULLETIN Jeffeison City Phil M Donnelly Thursday re fused to grant immediate extra dition of Dr Robert C Rutledge wanted in Cedar Rapids Iowa for the slaying of his wifes al leged lover Truman Visits Congress as Votes Counted Washington UR Truman unexpectedly visited the louse of representatives chamber as a joint session of congress counted the electoral votes which officially made him president Mr Truman at the capitol to attend a birthday luncheon for Speaker Sam Rayburn walked into the rear of the chamber just as members were informed of Icially that South Carolinas 8 ilectoral votes went to Mr Tru mans states right party oppon ent Gov J Strom Thurmond Mr Truman stood behind the at the rear of the Chamber and shook hands with members and page boys as they filed by Hte remained inside only a few minutes and then left the cham 3er Some members joked that he had come to the house to make sure of an honest count of the votes cast by the electoral col lege He had a big smile on his face and joked with the members as they shook his hand His attention was so diverted by wellwishers that he had little chance to find out what was going on This Paper Consists of Two No ITS SKATING TIME IN nights cold spell in California hadlts bright side for these Pasadenans Warned that it would be below freezing again they flooded a badminton court Tuesday night and Wednesday enjoyed a rarity in parts ice skating Left to right Jean Dunham Mary Knight Emily Bridges Roy Knight J Seeks Ideas From Labor Des Moines Iowa Re publican Veterans league is about to do something one of its spokes men said has never been done be fore in G O P politics throughout the nation The leagues resolutions com mittee has invited Iowa labor spokesmen to tell the organization what labor expects of the party The league also wants to know what labor expects from the 1949 legislature After a meeting here Satur day we will have some labor legislation recommendations to make to the lawmakers early in the session said William R Kendrick vice chairman of the leagues resolutions committee He also is assistant chief clerk of the house of representatives The committee was set up re cently to revitalize the party in Iowa The committee already has made veterans legislation recom mendations to the Iowa lawmak ers who will convene next Mon day Were not going to be mealy mouthed about our recommenda tions either Kendrick continued Were either going to be for or against repeal of the closed shop and union shop act of the 1947 legislature Or were going to be for or against amendment of the act We believe we owe labor something politically Labor now is an important part of the party since the election of William S Beardsley as governor We want to know how labor expects to be paid back KILLED ON ERRAND Detroit Twelve year old Clara Ann Jodoin tripped off to a drug store Wednesday night to buy a get well card for a relative who was ill On her way home she was struck and killed by an automobile DeIcing Test on Highway Is Satisfactory Detroit nations mo torists soon may enioy safer win ter driving due to a highway de icing experiment now being con ducted here Michigan now has a 500foot section of hot road which has melted snow as fast as it has fallen this winter Operation costs have been about per hour The Detroit public lighting com mission and the state highway de partment installed the electrically heated sections last fall on a heavily traveled highway at the edge of the city Harold F Wall PLC assistant general manager said the heating element used was 98foot 14gauge wire installed in 2 tracks 18 inches wide As a further test one track was imbedded in blacktop and the other in concrete Wall saiti he had discovered no appreciable dif ference West Digs Out After Storm Frost Stays in California Young Turk Republican Is Named to GOP Policy Group Jews Agree to Cease Fire But May Refuse to Withdraw Troops Tel Aviv UR The Israeli cabinet has agreed to accept the United Nations ceasefire order but will refuse to withdraw Israeli troops from positions along the Egyptian frontier reliable sources reported Thursday These sources said the cabinet agreed to give Foreign Minister Moshe Shertok full power to reply to the security councils order The reply will be forwarded to Lake Success within 24 hours Authoritative sources stressed that the reply would be sent by the foreign office and not by the Israeli government The note will contend that it is impossible for the Israeli command to evacuate territory from which the Egyp tians might renew the battle These sources said the cabinet also heard a report on the recent American note which reportedly warned Israel against any invasion of Egypt and the reply sent by Shertok The cabinets decisions were taken Wednesday night while enemy planes were reported over both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem There was a 20minute alert in Tel Aviv and later a 2hour alert in therfewish sector of Jerusalem when 4 planes passed overhead No bombs were dropped on either city By The ASSOCIATED PRESS Distress signals flew over wide areas Thursday on the nations weather map The worst victims of weathers elements were the Rocky moun tain and western plains states 4 southern states and the rich citrus area of California and Arizona The snowbound Rocky moun tain and plains states struggled against seemingly insurmountable odds in dramatic manner in at tempts to recover from the winter seasons worst blizzard Floods in South Flood waters spilled from rain swollen rivers in 4 southern states Alabama Tennessee and thousands from their homes and isolating several communities More subfreezing weather hit areas in ihe CaliforniaArizona citrus belt and losses in the in dustry were estimated at 000000 There also was the threat of new floods in the northeastern section of the country Heavy rains fell from the Carolines northward along the Atlantic coast to New England Blizzard Ended The blizzard had finally blown out of the Dakotas and western Nebraska No fresh snow fell winds diminished and tempera tures were in the 20s The coldest areas in the country Thursday were in Utah and below at Milford Utah and 10 at Ely Nev The cold air from UtahNevada spread into Arizona and Cali iornia and sent the mercury to jelow freezing in some areas for the 3rd straight day Washington Republican senators Thursday named one of their young turks and the only woman senator to the powerful GOP policy committee They are Senators Ives of New York and Margaret Chase Smith of Maine Ives was one of those who led an unsuccessful revolt against continuing Senator Taft of Ohio as chairman of the policy group Taft was reelected as chairman on Monday The membership of the policy committee was completed at a meeting Thursday of all republi can senators Want More Members Senator Millikin of Colorado chairman of the republican con ference said the republicans will propose to the democrats that the size of several major senate com mittees be increased in order to give freshman senators a better break Most senate committees are re itricted to 13 members An excep tion is appropriations which has 21 The republicans have been par ticularly upset by the democrats decision to claim 8 of the 13 places on the foreign relations committee The 85 party division froze out Senator Morse who was to be the 6th republican if the com mittee was divided 76 as it was when republicans controlled the senate Quick Opposition The idea of increasing the size of some senate committees met with quick opposition from Sena tor Lucas who will be dem ocratic leader when Senator Barkley DKy is inaugurated as vice president Lucas commented I am un alterably opposed In addition to Mrs Smith and Ives the GOP elected Senators Bridges N H Cordon Ore Hickenlooper Iowa and Van denberg Mich to the policy group Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear Thursday night with a low of 22 to 26 Friday warm and sunny with a high of 40 Iowa Generally fair Thursday night with low temperatures 2228 Friday fair and warmer Minnesota Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday Light snow near the Canadian border late Friday Warmer Thursday night and south and central portions Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 23 Minimum 9 At 8 a m Thursday 22 Trace Trace Precipitation Snow YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 38 12 Reds Break Lull in Chi n Hearing for Ashford Is Continued Preliminary hearing for Franci M Ashford 36 119 Connecticut N E in connection with the stabbing Dec 23 of Arthur Ash burn 44 of 20 4th N E was con tinued from Thursday to Jan 22 at 9 a m The continuance was requested by County Attorney James R Brown and his assistant Murray Finley representing the state It was made in belief that Ashburn now hospitalized may be able to appearat the later date A charge of assault with intent to commit murder was placed Dec 27 against Ashiord who is free on bond He is repre sented by M L Mason Ashburn former husband of Ashfords wife and father of a 9 year old boy in Mrs Ashfords custody was not expected to live for several days after the scuffle in which he was stabbed twice with a paring knife in front of the Ashford residence He is now re ported in fair condition and past danger of pneumonia 3rd Test on Land Tax to Go to Court Extension on Motion for Rehearing of Case to Be Asked Des Moines agricul tural land tax credit case is on its way back to the Iowa supreme court for the third time it was learned Thursday A source who declined to be identified by name said the court would be asked first for an exten sion of time to file a motion for rehearing The motion itself would be filed later The source said it was custom ary with the supreme court to grant an extension of time when asked by an attorney involved The present deadline for a peti tion for rehearing is next Thurs day The supreme court last month by a 63 decision held the act of the 1945 legislature is constitu tional The court thus reversed it self on a 53 decision handed down last February in which the act was held invalid The act provides for state reim bursement of school taxes on agri cultural lands of 10 acres or where the levy is more than 15 mills The 1945 legislature appropri ated for refund on such axes paid in 1947 The 1947 legislature appropri ated for refunds on such taxes paid in 1948 and 1949 j Opponents on Price Supports Both Happy Washington warring camps in a congressional battle over government farmprice sup ports claimed President Trumans backing Thursday Chairman Elmer Thomas D Okla of the senate agriculture committee favors changing present farm laws to assure a per manent high level of government price supports said Mr Trumans state of the union message could not be better Senator Aiken RVt who as previous agriculture chairman wrote the existing legislation call ng for flexible supports com mented The presidents message SKATER DROWNS Oregon City Ore Wayne Keeney 18yearold ice skater who came here recently rom Chariton Iowa drowned Wednesday when he plunged through the ice A passerby tried to throw some boards to Keeney but he sank before he could get a grip upon them Airline Plane in Hew Speed Record Chicago UR An American airlines plane Thursday held what was believed to be a new unofficial commercial record for a sched uled airline flight from Dallas to Chicago A DC6 flagship aided by 100 mileanhour tail winds made the 960mile flight in 2 hours and 12 minutes Wednesday night The transport piloted by Capt Charles Curray Fort Worth Tex aver aged 430 miles an hour The scheduled time for the flight is 3 hours and 5 minutes AP Wirephoto WITH MY smiling President Tru man hands copies of his address to Wednesdays joint ses sion of congress to House Speaker Sam Rayburn arm out Texas democrat and Senate President Pro Tern Kenneth McKellar at Rayburns Tennessee democrat Taft Thinks Housing Plan Is Too Big Washington Taft a leader of the fight n congress for public housing Thursday called President Tru mans program for 1000000 low rent dwellings in 7 years too big So did another republican ad vocate of public housing Senator Flanders But 7 democratic senators put heir names on an administration bill designed to give Mr Truman just what he asked for on hous ing in his state of the union mes sage They introduced the meas ure 15 minutes after the president outlined his program to a joint session of congress Wednesday doubt about it at per cent parity will be approved Said Aiken There is no surer way to guarantee a bust than 90 er cent of parity Stockpiling Grain Planned See Something Like Ever Normal Granary Washington adminis ration is rushing plans to build a luge government storage system for stockpiling surplus grains it was revealed Thursday Administration sources said the project calls for rebuilding on a nammoth scale a system similar to the evernormal granary de veloped in the 1930s by former Secretary of Agriculture Henry A Wallace This would provide a place for the government to hide away pricedepressing grain surpluses and hold them against the day oJ grain shortages from crop failures Administration sources said President Truman soon probably within the next few days will ask congress to approve the idea At present the government owns storage for only 50000000 bushels of grain This compares with its prewar storage potential of 300 000000 bushels Car Crash Fatal to Ruthven Man Spencer One man was killed and another injured when their automobile went out of con trol 8 miles east of here Wednes day on Highway 18 Dead was Norman Broadwell Ruthven In a Spencer hospita with injuries described as not se rious was Floyd Smith 50 Spen cer Muscatine Man Dies in Wreck Muscatine Figgv about 50 operator of a Muscatine tavern died early Thursday from injuries suffered Wednesday when his car struck a pole Figg was alone at the time of the accident He received a skull fracture anc other injuries Figgs death was the first fa tality from an automobile acci dent in Muscatine since Dec 20 1947 Dies of Injuries After Car Crash Davenport fP Injuries re ceived Dec 27 when his automo bile collided with a switch en gine here proved fatal to Henry Puls 60 of Davenport Puls died in a hospital early Thursday o internal injuries Coroner Frank C Keppy said an inquest will be held next week SAME Black truffle death part U homri very reassuring Said Thomas There is no Navy Helps Soldiers on Furloughs Des Moines navy lent a hand to a group of 51 soldiers stranded here enroute to For Lewis Wash after a 14day Christmas furlough The virtually penniless teenage recruits from east coast states weredelayed here after their C46 plane was grounded Wednesday night in Des Moines because o weather conditions farther west A 2day delay in Pittsburgh had sapped the reserve funds o many of the soldiers Lt Com E C Edrington in charge of the naval reserve train ing center here was notified o their plight He ordered the men quartered at the reserve center The national guard providec blankets The soldiers left New York City Monday morning but their plan was grounded at Pittsburgh 3 hours later The plane is one of a group of chartered ships which flew servicemen to the east coas for the holidays Fight Barrage on Tiensten Is Peace Reply General Fu Rumored Seeking Separate Settlement in North Nanking Communist roops turning a deaf ear to na ionalist peace pleas Thursday light reportedly poured shot and hell into besieged Tientsin in the north and into encircled govern ment armies southwest of Suchow The firing broke a 2 weeks lull Jeace overtures including a mes age from President Chiang Kai ihek at years end offering to negotiate if the communists are sincere had flooded he country The latest was made by the 3eiping city council which voted to ask communists surrounding hat city for terms The north 3hina commander Gen Fu TsoYi gave permission for an air drop of the Peiping peace plea He has been rumored seeking a separate settlement of the north China wax Nanking sources heard that red roops commenced shelling Gen Tu Li Mings surrounded armies southwest of Suchow from 2 sides after vocal barrages from loud speakers failed to persuade the nationalists to surrender The Independent Nanking Peo ples Daily said that Gen Sun YuanLiang commander of the 16th army group under General Tu had reached the Honan prov ince temporary capital of Hsin yang on Jan 4 after passing through the communist lines in disguise The newspaper said Gen eral Sun reported the encircled troops numbering between 150 000 and 250000 had eaten all of their horses and other animals and that hundreds of men were de serting General Tu This account was in contrast with the statement of government military spokesman Teng WenYi who said General Sun and some of his men broke the encircle ment and reached Hsinyang Reverse Nazi Convictions 3 Faced Death 8 Others Life Terms Frankfurt review board has reversed the conviction of 11 Germans sentenced to death or life in prison for the Malmedy massacre of 71 American prisoners of war during the battle of the Bulge it was learned Thursday A memorandum from Washing ton dated Oct 27 1948 said American Military Governor Gen Lucius D Clay had approved the findings of a review board that evidence did not sustain their convictions which is in effect equivalent to a finding of not guilty Although the verdicts against them apparently were reversed last year the Germans still are in Landsbtrg prison it was learned Three had been sentenced to death and 8 to life terms The information that Clay had approved the reversal of the United States war crimes tribun als verdicts was confirmed by re sponsible officials here Education Health Housing Program Tiny Part of Budget Washington resident Trumans new education health and housing programs will ac count for less than of his nearly bud get for fiscal 1950 administration officials said Thursday The trio constitute key items in the renew deal program Mr Truman set out in his presidential campaign and hammered home to the friendly 81 st congress in his state of the union address Wed nesday Although they make up only 1 per cent of the spending total they are enough to account for around onethird of the budget deficit the president is expected to forecast for the fiscal year starting next July 1 Seeks Tax Hike He already is seeking a 000000 increase in taxes prin cipally from corporations to wipe out the deficit outlook and permit about a 1 per cent reduction in the federal debt His budget message next Mon day is said authoritatively to call also for a raise in some postal rates particularly those applying to magazines and newspapers a further means of keeping the government out of the red Biggest factor in the budget total is combina tion of military and foreign aid items that will make up over half of the budget total Military Costs Legislative leaders said after a white house conference Wednes day that military costs including a revived proposal for universal military training and the cost of stockpiling strategic materials will come to Administration officials said the presidents proposal for education to the states for gram mar and high school the big renew deal item at a cost of around in 1950 and in each subsequent year The longrange housing pro gram which the president said should provide 1000000 lowrent public housing units over the next 7 years reportedly will carry a firstyear price tab of under 000000 though the cost would go up later as the program ;