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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 9, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THfe NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 8 1948 HOME EDITION uimi AP Wirephoto SPEAKERSHIP T Gus Kuester Gviswold farmer takes time out to tie a shoe at the republican party caucus in Des Moines Saturday where he won renomina tion for speaker of the Iowa house of representatives on the first ballot Iowa Republicans Nominate Kuester as House Speaker DCS Moines T Gus Kuester Griswokl was nominated for speaker and Harry Weich mann Newhall was named ma jority floor leader in first ballot victories at a republican house caucus Saturday William Kruse Charles City was nominated for speaker pro tern and A C Gustafson Des Moines was nominated for his 17th term as chief clerk of the house Because of republican domina tion of the legislature nomination of Kuester and Kruse virtually assured their election when the lawmakers open the 1949 session Monday 49 Votes Kuester got 49 firstballot votes more than needed to 20 for M F Hicklin Wapello and 5 for Fred Schwengel Davenport There were 2 votes apiece for Weichman and Theodore Klemes rud Thompson and one of the 79 GOP house members did not vote The 79 members at the house caucus divided into 8 congression al districts and named one mem ber each to a steering committee and a patronage committee The latter will pass on clerical em ployes of the house To Steerinsr Group Named to the steering commit tee were Reps D A Donohue Tip ton J C Davis Oelwein Law rence Putney GJadbiook Carroll L Brown Rose Hill Charles H Everett Ames Theo Klemesrud Thompson Warren A Wells Council Bluffs and Laurence Boothby Cleghorn Named to the patronage com mittee were Reps W C Hendrix Muscatine Harvey J Long Clin ton A E Rankin Hampton Mrs Edna C Lawrence Ottumwa Ted Sloane Des Moines John A Walker Williams Elmer A Bass Red Oak and Harold F Nelson Sioux City WILLIAM KRUSE Asks Big 3 to Medjote Chinese War Chiang Reported Ready to Go on Extended Vacation Nanking usually reliable source said Saturday the Chinese government had asked the United States French and British gov ernments to attempt to mediate the civil war Ambassadors for the 3 powers here were asked to relay the re quest to their governments this source said The 3 ambassadors were called to the foreign office by Foreign Minister Wu TeChen late Satur day None of the 3 foreign office officials would comment on the subject Mediation Request Reliable sources however said they were asked to present to their governments a request that The Big 3 attempt to mediate and obtain a negotiated peace with the communists United Press Thursday quoted a highlyplaced source as saying Generalissimo Chiang Kaishek was scheduled to leave Nanking within the next 3 days for an in definite vacation in Formosa He would cease his active direction of national affairs handing over the government to Vice President Li TsungJen the report said It was apparent from the ac tions of various officials that the question either of mediation or an appeal to the United Nations was under consideration Speculation Raised Failure to include the soviet member of the Big 4 in the summons raised considerable speculation here It was under stood that the Russian ambassa dor has been shying away from any possible participation in either mediation or discussion of negotiations apparently on orders from Moscow This latest devolpment coincided with reports from Tientsin that a heavy red attack on that besieged city had ended abruptly at noon Saturday after the communists had occupied sections of the old Chinese city This Paper Consists of Two No Tt AP Wirephoto INAUGURAL D Hildreth chairman of the 1949 inaugural committee has announced that the above pho tograph of President Truman made by the army signal corps will be used in the official in augural program VA ISC to Confer Over Disagreement Ames offi cials and representatives from Iowa State college will dscuss a disagreement over veterans edu cation payments Jan 25 in Wash ington D C the veterans admin istration said Saturday VA officers said they asked col lege representatives to meet with them at a central VA office in Washington in an effort to arrange a new contract and discuss gov ernment claims against the college of a overcharge The federal government ac counting office a separate agency from the veterans administration charged in an audit last summer that Iowa States veterans educa tion costs were too high Payments from the VA were stopped College officials have entered a counterclaim for to cov er education costs for veterans since government payments were stopped but the VA says it has withheld only on vouchers submitted by the institution Bury Mother 3 Children in Single Grave mother and her 3 children victims of a fire which destroyed their home here will be buried in a single casket fol lowing services in the Community church Monday at 2 p m not more than 100 feet from where the tragedy occurred Funeral services for Mrs Har old Wells 24 Harold Gary 4 Barbara Ellen 3 and Leslie Keith 19 months be conducted by the Rev Howard Root of North wood pastor of the Christian Mis sionary Alliance church assisted by the Rev Milton Nothdurft Methodist pastor of Waterloo who formerly served the Otranto church Burial will be in the St Ansgar cemetery Eagle Grove Man Fined for Evasion of Taxes Des Moines Chris tensen 48 Eagle Grove poultry and egg dealer was fined and placed on 2 years probation Saturday when he pleaded guilty to evading federal income taxes Federal Judge Charles Dewey fined Christensen and placed him on probation in lieu of a oneyear jail term A similar charge against Christensens wife was dismissed on the recommendations of the U S district attorney The government accused Chris tensen of evading in in come taxes from 1943 to 1945 in clusive Claim Genes Photographed 2 Californians Make Discovery Los Angeles Univer sity of Southern California re search workers announced Satur day that they have isolated and photographed the elusive gene tiny longsought carrier of hered ity in every living thing Drs Daniel C Pease and Rich ard F Baker 2 modest slender assistant professors at USCs med ical school used an electron micro scope to enlarge cells of fruit flies 120000 times in making their dramatic photographs Genes first mentioned in the 19th century in Gregor Mendels laws of heredity determine in hu man beings such inherited traits as height weight and coloring The researchers predicted that the ability to see genes along with diseasecarrying viruses already isolated would speed medical re search especially in the field of inherited maladies But it may be a longtime be fore there is a practical applica tion of this discovery Pease warned British Protest Jewish Attack 5 RAF Airplanes Are Shot Down London Britain pro tested to Israel Saturday against the shooting down of British planes in the EgyptianPalestine border area reserving the right to any further action which may be deemed advisable The protest was directed through the British and Jewish representa tives on the United Nations se curity council Britain has no dip lomatic relations with Israel never having recognized the Jew ish state Moving with unusual speed after the London and Tel Aviv an nouncements that Jewish force had shot down British planes in the Middle East Friday the for eign office announced His majestys govern men have instructed Terence Showne British representative on the se curity council to present immedi ately a memorandum to the Jew ish representative at the Unite Nations against the attack by Jew ish aircraft over Egyptian terri tory on aircraft of the RAF or reconnaissance from the Cana Zone resulting in the loss of British aircraft Democrats Assure No OPA Return Truman Stand on Flexible Price Support Protested Washington Democrats eeking an answer to high prices assured business Saturday there vill not be another wartime OPA At the same time one party eader called for the investigation of middlemen to see if they are Tveeping the cost ol living high These developments came as Resident Trumans capitol hill lieutenants confidently oiled the egislative machinery for a quick drive to write into law major parts of his economic program aimed at 60000000 jobs and con tinued production peaks Dubious on Controls But democrats appeared far from certain new price controls would be wise even on the selec tive and standby basis called for by Mr Truman And a noisy bipartisan protest came from some farm state law makers over the endorsement by the presidents economic advisers of flexible farm price supports which might permit declines in price floors next year They said the president him self is committed to full parity for farmers Wants Inquiry Chairman Maybank DS Car of the senate banking committee proposed a farfung inquiry into middleman find out what causes the wide spread between what a producer receives and what a consumer pays He told reporters he wants to know why for instance cotton print cloth at the mills is below 1946 OPA celings yet the con sumer is paying a hell of a price Maybank said I dont think another OPA is the answer but he added that some standby controls may be necessary Vandenberg Asks Acheson Inquiry AP Wirephoto PARK BENCH Acheson left and James E Webb converse on a park bench in Lafayette square across Pennsylvania avenue from the white house Friday Acheson has been named secretary of state and Webb undersecretary by President Truman Another Blizzard Threatens Plains and Mountain States FATALLY INJURED Dubuque L Hoverter 62 a salesman from Littleport was fatally injured in ftn auto collision on highway 20 Saturday morning It was Dubuque countys first 1949 traffic fatality iAME k traffic In pMt 2i Beardsley Says Rehabilitation Is Aim at Eldora Marshalltown Govelect William S Beardsley told the TimesRepublican Saturday in a telephone conversation he will make the state training school for boys at Eldora a rehabilitation center and not operate it as a penal institution Beardsley emphasized he does not favor mollycoddling the boys but neither does he favor rule by an iron hand The governorelect said he would subject the training school problem to a complete investiga tion as early as possible in his ad ministration Officials at the school had remarked recently one trouble with the place was they didnt know whether they were running a penal institution or a rehabilitation center Airlift Plane Crash Kills 6 Americans Warrington Eng men were killed when a U S airlift plane crashed Friday in Lanca shire swampland The plane a cargocarrying C 54 Skymaster was enroute from Frankfurt to the Burtonwood air base for inspection It dropped out of sight after establishing radio contact with the base and asking for clearance to land An American air force medical search and rescue team reached the crash scene early Saturday from the Burtonwood base near Warrington A U S air force spokesman said the names of the dead will not be released until 48 hours after next of kin are informed Gillette to Try to Revive Senate Group Washington resolution to revive an agriculture subcom mittee he once headed is being prepared by Senator Guy M Gil lette the newly elected Iowa dem ocrat The committee for several years prior to the war concentrated on development of new industrial and commercial uses for surplus farm products The committee was cred ited with production early in the war years of synthetic rubber from alcohol Gillette indicated he would seek to revive the subcommittee after he was again named this week to the senate agriculture committee The Iowa senator also disclosed Friday that he was forwarding to the white house letters and tele grams which he has received pro testing the proposed appointment of John W Gwynne former Iowa GOP congressman as a member of the federal trade commission The protests were filed by a number of Iowa labor unions Files Claim on Estate of Chrisfensen Harlan paternity claim has been filed here against the es tate of a man who was shot and killed by his brother last fall at Ruthven Marie Gaul bookkeeper in the furniture store formerly owned here by Julius Christensen filed the claim The case will be tried during the March term of court Christensen was shot by his brother Nels at a public auction in Ruthven which he attended with Nels former wife Nels was acquitted on a charge of murder in connection with the shooting Miss Gauls attorney Bennett Cullison said Miss Gaul went to California last summer at the sug gestion of Julius Christensen so her baby would be born there When she returned Cullison said she did not have a chance to con tact Christensen before his death BULLETIN Washington of the high rate of voluntary en listments the army announced Saturday it will draft no men in February and March By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The western and mountain plains states slowly recovering from a 3 day severe blizzard braced for a fresh onslaught of snow wind and subzero weather Saturday A new storm roared out of cen tral Canada into Montana Wyom ing and North Dakota arid headed for sections in Colorado Nebraska and South Dakota This is the same general area which was paralyzed earlier this week by the Winter seasons worst weather Twenty persons lost their lives in the blizzard and thousands were marooned in autos and trains which were stalled by the huge snow drifts over the plains How ever the federal weather bureau said they did not expect as severe a storm as the blizzard earlier this week The new snow and cold was ex pected to halt the plow op erations in some of the areas Early Saturday snowplows smashed through huge drifts in the vicinity of Rapid City S Dak and rescued 71 motorists who had been stranded for 5 days in Wickesville S Dak a hamlet of 13 population Federal forecasters in predict ing blizzard conditions cautioned highway travelers to seek shelter Below zero temperatures were forecast for most of the storm belt The federal weather bureau said the snowfall was not expected to be as heavy as the recent falls which in parts of Nebraska meas ured as much as 40 inches How ever heavy drifting snow was predicted for Nebraska New Earthquakes Hit Near Reno Reno NPVF yp Fo u r new earthquakes 2 of them with a noise like a rumbling explosion were reported in Verdi 9 miles west of Reno Friday night At least one was felt sharply in Reno but Ihere were no reports of dam age in either city The Reno vicinity was shaken by a long series of earth shocks beginning Dec 27 and continuing more than a week AP Wirephoto NURSES at Green Cross hospital in Akron Ohio within 10 hours of each other David Dale Russell II and Fred Arron Russell each weighed the same and the mothers have the same name Left to right are Mrs Katherine Bernard supervisor in maternity at the hospital trying to keep the charts straight Mrs Mary E Russell of Kent Ohio with David and Mrs Mary E Russell of Ravenna Ohio with Fred The fam ilies are not related Mason City Faces Snow Zero Weather Des cold wave will spread over Iowa Saturday night to end a 3 day period of springlike temperatures The weather bureau said the mass of cold air moving from lanada would be accompanied fay light snow There will be blowing and drifting conditions Strong northerly winds and blowing and drifting snow are forecast for Mason City Saturday night and Sunday Temperature is expected to be near zero early Sunday and rise to about 10 above in the afternoon Fridays high in Iowa was 56 degrees at Oskaloosa and the low was 25 at Spencer There was no precipitation Regret Over Resignation Is Expressed Connatly Forecasts Senate Approval of Marshall Successor Washington Van denberg RMieh called Satur day for full exploration of the views of Dean Acheson President Trumans choice for new secre tary of state The senator ranking republican on the foreign relations committee which will pass on Achesons ap pointment was one of the chief authors of the bipartisan foreign policy which has headed off party line splits on international af fairs Indicating that he is not opposed to Acheson Vandenberg said in a statement issued through his of fice here Distinguished American The presidents personal choice of Mr Acheson to be secretary of state nominates a distinguished American with wide experience in foreign affairs and with many proven qualifications for this critical responsibility But Vandenberg added I expect the senate foreign re lations committee will fully ex plore his viewpoints when it con siders the nomination Vandenberg said he deeply re grets the retirement of Secretary of State Marshall who is one of the great Americans of all time Regrets Resignation The Michigan senator also ex pressed regret that Robert A Lov ett under secretary also is quit ting He said Lovctt had given devoted service to the national welfare in superlative degree Vandenberg made no mention of the statement of President Tru mans choice of Budget Director Webb to be under secretary of state Vandenberg gave no indication he will actually oppose Acheson Senator Connally DTexas who succeeded the Michigan senator as foreign relations chairman confi dently forecast confirmation de spite some signs of republican coolness Freedom Train Returns to Philadelphia Philadelphia ff T h e red white and blue freedom train re turns to this birthplace of liberty Saturday where its priceless cargo of documents started a nationwide tour 16 months ago The train called Americas His tory on Wheels crisscrossed the 48 states in a tour that covered more than 35000 miles Impressive ceremonies are planned The train began its na tionwide tour from the Quaker city of Independence Hall and the liberty Sept 17 1947 A group of disabled war veter ans escorted by color guards bands and drum corps open the formal rededication service with a brief march from city hall to the train platform at Broad street sta tion Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cold wave with strong northerly winds and blowing and drifting snow Sat urday night and Sunday Low Sunday forenoon near zero high Sunday afternoon about 10 above Iowa Cloudy Saturday night with light rajn southeast light rain changing to snow and colder west and north Sunday snow and much colder Low Saturday night 10 northwest to 35 south east Minnesota Cold wave with strong northerly winds blowing and drifting snow Saturday night and Sunday Temperatures Sun day morning ranging from 10 below to zero south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 43 Minimum 28 At 8 a m Saturday 28 YEAR AGO Maximum 38 Minimum 23 Youth Charged With Robberies Charles City Police Arrest John Mercer Charles early Sat urday arrested John Mercer 21 son of a Charles City clergyman for Waterloo officers who charge him with robbing 3 filling stations at LaPorte City a short time be fore Waterloo officers came and got him late Saturday afternoon Sheriff B F Atherton said Mer cer admitted taking cash and checks at a station on highway 213 at LaPorte City and a cash reg ister generator and voltage tester at 2 Waterloo stations on high way 63 Loot officers said they found on Mercer and in his car consisted of mostly checks on the Brown Transfer company of Wa terloo Cash included taken at LaPorte City Mercer was caught when he stopped his car on St Marys bridge and was about to throw the cash register and machines into the river police said He told of ficers he found the cash register in a ditch near Nora Springs The young man is a son of the Rev H F Mercer of Charles City formerly of Greene The charge breaking and nighttime against entering him is in the Recommended as District Attorney of Southern Iowa Des Moines UR Democratic State Chairman Jake More said Saturday the partys state central committee has recommended ap pointment of William R Hart 55 Iowa City as U S district attor ney for southern Iowa More said the recommendation has been forwarded to U S Sen ator Guy Gillette in Washington He said there was every reason to believe Hart would ap pointed If appointed Hart will succeed Maurice D o n e g a n Davenport whose term expired ;