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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 10, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ad United Press Full Leased Win Five Cnta a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 10 1947 This Paper Consists ot Two One No 78 Truman Hands Budget to Congress SETS SPENDING AT AUSTRALIA IS LONE HOLDOUT OVER TRIESTE Countrys Delegate Says No Charter Right for UN Administration Lake Success N Y tralia appeared Friday to be the only holdout against the big I power foreign ministers decision to place Trieste under the admin f istration of the United Nations se jcurity council 1 The council was scheduled to nmeet Friday afternoon to ac cept responsibility for the Adriatic p port as its first peacemaintenance project under a governor to be P appointed by the council after the f signing of the Italian peace treaty Jin February The big powers now have aban fdoned hope for unanimity on the decision on Trieste debate on f which began last Tuesday with dissenting on principle At that time the new members I of the Colombia land for more time Ho study the proposal but since Ijhave indicated that they would I vote for the project I Australian Delegate Norman J I 0 Makin the current chairman of jjthe 11national council argued jtbat there was no specific charter I provision for an administration I such as that arranged for Trieste Britain the United States Rus Ijsia France and China all perman jent members of the council joined liin the counter argument that the council had broad powers under charter to work for the main Ijtenance peace to indicated lieprnTght abstain from voting The big powers were as Isuredof at least 8 votes on a pro an affirmative ma 7 and they probably mustera total of 10 The Trieste problem was put over on Tuesday until Friday aft rernoon in the hope that the vote acceptance would be unani mous In the meantime the council Thursday began a prospectively long and stubborn debate center ling on the United States and Rus Isia over the worldwide arms re duction program recommended by the general assembly inDecember Theopening round of debate f developed on a familiar pattern Soviet Delegate Andrei A Gro Imyko contended the American delegation is seeking to stall on larms reduction and American Del legate Herschel V Johnson stood I firm for priority of atomic con Btrol discussions as the basis ofdis armings 11NJURED IN ROCHESTER FIRE 50 Persons Routed by Early Morning Blaze Rochester Minn llR Fire caused unestimateddamage to rooms of the Wagoner Ihotel here early Friday routing about 50 guests only one of whom Iwas injured 1 Mrs John J Pargen Shawnee SOkla suffered minor burns on the I legs arms and face when she was itrapped in her room after being awakened by smoke Her husband nyho had thought she was follow ling him through the halls di I reeled attention of firemen who f rescued her by ladder from her perch on a window sill The fire was discovered about a m by Charles Symons fMuskegon Mich who occupied the room next to Mrs Pargen and I her husband He said he found a fire in the hall when he came in and tried to put it out with a fire extinguisher Unable to prevent its spread Symons whose wife is a patient at St Marys hospital said he called out his window to an unidentified taxicab driver to turn in an alarm Firemen said they believed the blaze started in Symons1 room They were unable the cause to determine Baby Sitter Joins Portal Pay Parade Des Moines sitting has joined the portaltoportal pay parade One sitter here announced Thursday her hourly pay for tend ing children while parents are out will begin hereafter the moment she leaves home to board the streetcar and continue until she reaches home again Court Asked to Reject Portal Suits Detroit National As sociation of Manufacturers Friday asked the federal court consider ing the original portaltoportal suit to reject all claims for back pay prior to June 10 1946 That was the date when the su preme court made the decision up holding such claims The NAM filed a brief as friend of the court contending that courts have the power arid discretion to make their decisions apply only to the future and to eliminate any retroactive applica tion The brief was filed in the case of the Mt Clemens Pottery com pany now back before District Judge Frank A Picard on instruc tions from the supreme court to determine what money may be due the firms workers for walk ing time and preliminary activi ties under the wagehour act Other worker groups have since filed federal court suits claiming in excess of from employers Some suits ask pay back to 1938 when the work week was fixed by law by the Fair Labor Standards Act The Michigan Manufacturers Association and the Employers Association of Detroit joined the NAM in filing the brief 4 CHILDREN DIE IN CHICAGO FIRE 75 Families Are Made Homeless by Flames Chicago Members 75 were left homeless Fri day by a fire story apartment building on Chi cagos South Side and resulted in the deaths of 4 children The interior of the building was completely destroyed late Thurs day by the flames which were preceded by several explosions Families occupying the 20 apart ments jammed into the structure were forced info the streets home less Fire Marshal Rudolph Goetz said he would investigate reports that the explosions had been caused by 3 stills operated in the basement One of the youthful victims Clarence White Jr 6 a Negro was carried alive from the burn ing building but died later at a hospital The charred bodies of his sisters Magnolia 5 and Ver nolia 18 months and his brother Walter 3 were discovered later by firemen Woman Says Light Plant Shakes Home Des Moines Jeanette Friedman of Forest City told the supreme court Friday the Forest City municipal light plant was practically shaking her house down She asked the court to abate the nuisance and award her damages of 84000 or as an alter native let the plant continue and award her permanent damages of Mrs Friedman appealed from a Winnebago county district court jury verdict in favor of the city She said vibration caused by the plant built in 1939 across the street from her home disturbed and damaged the dwelling cracked the foundations walls plaster and ceiling caused plaster to fall and otherwise injured the property and the injury is in creasing The vibration causes the lights lamps dishes furniture and other articles in the home to move and shake her appear added Mrs Friedman said she com plained to the city and that the city informed her the contractor who built the plant said nothing could be done to remedy the sit uation The city said further she added that it would do nothing about it Drop Butter Prices in Illinois Indiana Chicago prices in Atlantic and Pacific Tea company stores will be reduced 5 cents a pound Saturday the company said Friday The Atlantic and Pacific price reduction will apply in 450 stores in northern Illinois and Indiana It will bring butter now selling at 79 cents a pound to 74 cents AP Wircphoto CAFETERIA workmen and 2 wait resses were injured Thursday afternoon in a blast that oc curred during remodeling work in a Portland Ore cafeteria Investigators said a jackhammer might have hit a gas line House Threaten Leaders Unveil Plans to Write Strike Curb Measure Before March 1 Washington republi cancontrolled 80th congress ended its 1st week of business Friday with the house threatening to take the ball away from the senate on labor legislation Looking ahead house leaders privately disclosed plans to have their branch write a comprehen sive strike control measure before the March 1 date Chairman Taft R Ohio has set for his labor committee to send one to the sen ate for debate It is possible the new house labor committee headed by Hep Hartley H N J will use as the basis of its considerations the allinclusive measure introduced Thursday by Rep Frances Case R S Dak We arent going to wait for the senate we can pass a bill much quicker in the house a highplaced republican told re porters He smiled broadly when asked whether he thinks the house pre fers not to have a labor bill named after Taft an all but avowed as pirant for the partys 1948 presi dential nomination The new labor measure pro posed by Representative Case is far broader than the Case bill vetoed last year by President TrumanIt includes more than a score of labor law revisions one of which would make it possible for the government to delay a coal strike or a strike in any equally important industry through fed eral court injunction Senate republicans had planned to concentrate at the outset on the 1946 Case bill with slight re visions and to tackle more com prehensive legislation later Competing with labor legisla tion for congressional interest and assured of almost eauallyprompt attention are bills to cut taxes and to dole out the various government agencies the funds they need for the fiscal year starting next July 1 In the background but likely to erupt into the fight stage at any time are such issues as uni versal training armynavy mer ger and removal of rent controls RITES SET FOR RAY SPERBECK Swea City Editor Dies at Home After Illness Swea City Funeral services for Ray Sperbeck editor of the Swea City Herald for about 40 years will be held Sunday after noon at the Baptist church the Rev Peter Peters pastor officiat ing Burial will be in the Harri son township cemetery Mr Sperbeck died at his home here at 1 p m Thursday after an illness since Christmas eve He was past 60 years old One of the best known weekly newspaper editors in North Iowa Mr Sperbeck spent his entire life on the newspaper in which he suc ceeded his father Fred Sperbeck as editor He received his educa tion in the local schools and at Parkers college at Winnebago Minn Surviving are his wife the for mer Mamie Bruce and a daughter Mrs Robert Schwartz both of whom with the latters husband an exGI of Ames have been edit ing the newspaper during the ill ness of Mr Sperbeck Two sons died in infancy Mr Sperbeck was a member of the Masonic lodge and was promi nent in community and church af fairs Your National Debt Share Only Washington to gel rid the national debt quick just fix it so each man woman and child in the country turns into the treasury Thats the way it figures out when you divide the population estimated at 140000000 into the 5260200000000 national debt forecast for the end of next year The same folks could take care of next years government spend ing too by handing in apiece POLAND CLAIMS BRITISH ENVOY TOOK SECRETS Link Ambassador With Outlawed Organization Attempting Coup detat Warsaw British am bassador to Poland was named Friday before a military tribunal as having received state and mili tary secrets from the outlawed un derground WIN organization ac cused of attempting a coup detat against the Polish government The charge was disclosed 9 days before the scheduled parliament ary elections Both Britain and the United States have protested that arrangements for the elections did not insure free voting The British ambassador is Sir Victor CavendishBentinck The key figure in a sensational high treason trial Count Grochol ski told the military tribunal that he had delivered to the ambassa dor information obtained by the underground and through a for mer employe of the Polish foreign ministry who also is a codefend ant The indictment charged Gro cholsky and 3 others specifically of conspiracy to overthrow the government in supplying state se crets to a foreign ambassador in Warsaw One of the codefendants Wald mir Baczak 24 formerly attached to the Polish foreign ministry identified in his testimony the English ambassador Trumans Budget at a Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Year Ending June 30 1947 1948 ncome S 40230000000 37730000000 Outso 42523000000 37528000000 Surplus 2293000000 deficit 202000000 Year end debt 260200000000 Defense cost 15150000000 11587000000 Veterans benefits 7601000000 7343000000 Heres where each dollar the federal government spends during he 12 months beginning next July 1 would gp under the budget pro posed by President Truman Friday National defense armynavy 30 cents Veterans services and benefits 195 Interest on thenational debt 13 nternational affairs and finance 9 Tax refunds 5 National resources includes atomic energy work 3 Education and research 25 Housing and community facilities 15 Commerce finance and industry 1 Colossal Budget Washington ble with your budget Well you should see the one President Truman handed con gress almost too big to lift let alone balance This budget is as big as the Washington telephone directory has 1434 pages weighs 6 pounds 3 ounces has more figures than Hollywood and more tables than a bridge tournament There are 20 pages of index for those who dont merely wish to browse around t Colossal thats what it is IOWAN DEFIES TRAINLOSES Killed in Stalled Car on Railroad Tracks Ludlow 111 UW Master Sgt Gernon I Ivory 34 Clinton Iowa was killed Friday when a speed ing train he thought would stop smashed into his stalled automo bile north of here Martha Snyder Paxton who jumped from the car as the train approached told authorities Ivory said the train will stop and re mained in the automobile Miss Snyder escaped injury Miss Snyder said Ivorys car stalled on the Illinois Central rail road crossing A passing motorist volunteered to get a wrecker to move the car and told the couple that he would notify railroad offi cials about the car on the tracks She said she and Ivory re mained in the car waiting for the wrecker She said she asked Ivory to leave the machine when she saw the train approaching but thai he refused Ivory was stationed at Chanute Field 111 Fire Hits Packing Plant Storm Lake swept the Kingan and company packing plant here and caused an esti mated damage Thursday Fire Chief Harold Stanton saic damage to the building was slight but a carload of cork insulation ignited when a kerosene heater tipped over was a total loss Executed Slayers Eyes May Save Sight of 2 Carson City Nev con victed murderer whose eyes may save the sight of an Indian man and woman died at dawn Friday in the Nevada state prison gas chamber The slayer Paul M a y n a r d Skausv 24 formerly of Oshkosh was executed for the 1944 murder of a Reno housewife who surprised him while he was loot ing her home The executed mans eyes were removed shortly after he was pronounced dead In the death house Thursday Skauc scribbled a will in which he bequeathed his eyes to his only prison guard Bert Deady The guard lost the sight of one eye in a shotgun accident at the prison a year ago and sub sequently his vision was partly impaired in the other eye But Skaugs gesture of friend ship was In vain Dr S T Clarke who has treated the guard since the accident said the pellets from the shotgun blast destroyed the retina of Dcadys left eye and thnt a cornea puld neither correct nor strengthen the vision of either eye Skaug made a supplementary provision in his will specifying that if the eyes were of no use to Deady they be made available to another person in need of a cor nea Clarke has chosen 2 persons both Indians who will benefit by the prisoners decision As soon as possible Clarke wil try cornea transplants on Willian Dixon 50 of Falionog Nev and an Indian woman from Lyalton Cal GOP THREATENS TO CUT FIGURE BY Total 100 International WEIGHING A WEIGHTY Kenneth Wherry R of Nebraska a member of the Senate appro priations committee ponders the new budget which weighs in at about 8 pounds and calls for Pepper Wants Minimum Pay Boosted to 75 Cents Hourly Republicans Indicate Agreement for Some Kind of Pay Increase Washington resident Trumans twicestated bid to boost the national minimum wage brought from Senator Pepper D Fla Friday a proposal to shove it up 35 cents to 75 cents an hour And the general idea command ed enough republican sympathy to indicate at least a fair chance that congress may pass some kind of bill to hike the pay base The new chairman of the house labor committee Rep Hartley R N J told a reporter that person ally Im very much in favor of it The present rate set in the 1938 fair labor standards law is 40 cents an hour All firms doing business in more than one state have to pay their help at least that much Pepper said in an interview that new standard is vitally neces sary He pushed through the sen ate last year a bill to set it at 65 cents The measure however got snagged in the house committee The Florida senator saying his new bill would be ready Friday added that it calls for a dime more an hour than his old one be cause conditions have changed and the cost of living is Mr Truman didnt say how high he wants to go But in 2 messages to congress this week he empha sized that he considers an increase necessary Belt Saves Life of Man During Holdup Chicago bandit stood close and fired The victim stag gered took a step forward and made a grab for the gunman Un nerved the bandit backed away firing 3 times and missing Then he turned and ran The wouldbe holdup victim Otto Hartwig 62 sighed with re lief and plucked the bandits first slug from the heavy folds of leather at his belt buckle Dam aged as it was Hartwig said he would continue to wear the belt his Christmas present to himself as a good lurk 3 Trainmen Killed by Locomotive Boiler Blast Crary N Dak Iff trainmen were killed Three Thursda night when the locomotive boiler on the Pullman section of the Great Northern railways west bound Empire Builder explode 2 miles west of here derailing 4 of the 11 cars and badly shaking up the passengers although nom was hurt Victims were Reginald Bennett engineer and Wilbert Hoff fire man both of Grand Forks N Dak and E A Zinter distric roadmaster who had boarded the engine at Grand Forks enroute to his Larimore N Dak head quarters Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Friday1 night an Saturday with rather mild tern peratures Lowest Friday nigh about 32 Iowa Generally fair Friday nigh and Saturday rather mild tern peratures Lows Friday 30 to 3J Highes Saturday 40 northeas to 50 southwest Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Th mean temperature will averag about 4 degrees above the stat normal of 20 degrees Colde late Saturday and Sunday Somewhat wmer Monday an colder late Tuesday and Wed nesday Precipitation will aver age about onelOth inch occur ring as light snow late Monda and Tuesday Minnesota Mostly cloudy Frida night and Saturday with occa sional light snow north portion Colder north portion Saturdaj Colder Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic lor 24 hour period ending at oclock Friday morning Maximum 35 Minimum 27 At 8 a m Friday 32 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Democrats Are Divided Over Presidents Stand Against Slashing Taxes Washington resident Truman Friday asked congress to pprove government spending of 37528000000 in the fiscal year tarting July 1 Republicans promptly Ihrcat ned to cut the figure by as much s Mr Truman told the congress n his budget message that his irpposal is the product of hard lolled figuring Senator Capehart said he presidents request is at least 5000000000 more than congress vill sanction Hep Taber RN head of the house appropria ions committee which gets the irst congressional crack at whack ng it thought it ought to be cut 0 Democrats generally expressed atisfaction with Mr Trumans ecommcndation but divided over lis stand against a tax cut Senator Murray de icribed the proposed expenditures as rockbottom and expressed he opinion that republicans would have a hard time cutting the total Senator McKellar chairman of the senate appropria ions committee last year said he lad hoped taxes could be reduced 3ut Senator Elmer Thomas D told reporters he favored seeping levies at present levels or even increasing them if necessary Mr Truman earmarked nearly a third of he total for national jain ignored republican demands taht this item should be held to or less But the chief executive calling his budget realistic and tight nsisted that he had been more lardboiledthan I like o enforcing his own econ omy demands on federal agencies His recommended total of 528000000 is 34995000000 under lis revised estimate on what it is costing the government to operate his year and higher than the budget he submitted just a year ago Even so the president said the reasury will close its books on June 30 1948 with its first bal anced budget in 18 with a surplus to boot there are no tax cuts in the next 18 months He placed es timated income for the coming year at drop of from the current fiscal period In addition to reiterating his plea for congress to leave wartime income tax rales in effect Mr Truman prodded the lawmakers to 1 Prevent a year cut now scheduled to take effect July 1 in excise taxes on li quor beer wine furs jewelry cosmetics movie admissions night club bills telephone service and other items 2 Increase postal rales suffici ently to wipe out the postoffice departments 5352000000 operat ing deficit The president did not specify the rates to be raised but said he has instructed Postmaster General Hannegan to prepare sug gestions There were indications that these suggestions will apply prin cipally to 2ndclass mailing privi leges of certain newspapers and magazines on the ground that the present low rates constitute a subsidy to If congress accepts the recom mendations on excise taxes and postal rates the president said it can increase the mar gin of he termed very In contrast he added that he now expects the current fiscal year which ends June 30 to wind up with a deficit worse than he esti mated last August In October Mr Truman said twice he ex pected this years budget to be in balance by the end of tipping his 1947 figures for the 2nd time since his record peace time estimates in last years bud get message the president said expenditures this year will reach a gain from his August estimates He ascribed this largely to veter ans programs citing as an ex ample the fact that many more veterans than had been expected went to college or enrolled for job training Revenues this fiscal year will reach 540230000000 a gain ot 5600000000 over August estimates and a jump of 58717000000 from his forecast of a year ago Better thanexpccted tax collections re ;