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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 14, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Presi and United Press Full Five a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 14 1949 This Cotwirt erf Two Congress Is Cool Toward Tax Proposal Senator Taft Says He Opposes Any Increase in Levy Washington fP Capitol hill gave a chilly reception Friday to President Trumans implied sug gestion that individuals making a year and up might pay more federal income taxes E c o n o m yminded lawmakers shouted again for less instead of tax bal ance the federal budget Mr Truman asked congress last week for in new taxes He said new levies against corporations should collect most of it but he suggested that con gress consider a tax boost on in dividuals in the middle and up per income brackets Senator Taft opposed to any increase in taxes Chairman George DGa of the senate finance Its obvious that if we are to raise in taxes about half of that amount will have to come out of corporation levies and about half out of personal income taxes to get more in personal income taxes we will have to go down to incomes of or even less GlobeGazelte Photo ANOTHER and Mrs Arnold Coe were without a home Friday after their home at 1017 16th N E burned to the ground Thursday night Coe said he be lieved insurance covered most of the building and contents The upper photo shows the angry flames on their way and an hour later the remains are seen below The family has no children The 3 room home was 3 years old 2nd North Side Home Burns Senate Committee Approves Acheson Coe House Near Scene of Other Fire Fire like lightning can and al most did strike in the same place Thursday night the Arnold Coe home 1017 16th N E burned to the ground Its i block beyond the city limitA and like the Lloyd Haag homl 1145 15th N E which burned to the ground Monday night it has no city fire protec tion Bucket Brigade Again Hastily organized bucket bri gades formed before and after a KGLO bulletin for help could do nothing to prevent the complete loss of the 3 room home and all of its contents But they did help stop the blaze from spreading to Coes garage a pump house near by and 3 other homes all belong ing to relatives close by The Arnoid Goes Mrs Don Coe 1021 16th N E and Mrs Clyde Lantz 1011 16th N E had gone to the Park hospital about p m There they visited 6 year old Jimmy Coe who had his tonsils removed Thursday Then Arnold Coe and Mrs Don Coe returned to their respective homes about p m while the others went to the movies Arnold Coe attempted to enter his home out was rebuffed by smoke pouring out of the door The draft vvas apparently all the fire of undetermined origin needed It spread rapidly and Coe was warned by neighbors to leave the house as he tried in vain to save furniture and valuables No explosion appears to have taken place Mrs Arnold Coe said the circu lating oil heater in the home which has no basement or attic had been turned off since early in the afternoon She also said she had checked the gas cooking stove carefully before the family left still thinking of the Monday night disaster at the Haag home Tempers Flare City firemen did not answer the first call for help but later took one rig out and stood by at the city limits Whan the truck moved over in front of the home several residents of the area gathered around to discuss their plight of no protection with Chief James Kelley The conversation grew tense and Sheriff Cal Dwan stepped in as tempers flared in the crowd In addition to the Lantz and Don Coe homes that of Ray Dumbrow ski 1015 16th N E was threat ened It is the closest of the 3 and sits just back of the Arnold Coe residence Arnold Coe a car wrecker for the Milwaukee road built it out of salvage lumber anc rents it to the Dumbrowskis Mrs Lantz Mrs Dumbrowski and Mrs Arnold Coe the former Mary Jane Lambert are sisters Hauge Quits as Member of Control Board Des Moines JP Herbert H Hauge of Des Moines resigned Friday as a member of the state board of control and Gov William S Beardsley announced he would make an appointment next week to fill the vacancy It was reported that Robert C Lappen Des Moines attorney would be Beardsleys choice to succeed Hauge Lappen has been active in private social welfare work throughout Iowa Hauge tendered his resignation in a letter to the governor in which he outlined a long list of recommendations for improve ments in the operation and admin istration in board gf ccntrol ingti tutions Beardsley at his first news con ference since his inauguration Thursday afternoon said he ac cepted Hauges resignation with regret Hauge appointed to the board by former Gov Robert D Blue Feb 1 1946 to fill a vacancy had said recently that he would re sign to return to his private law practice in Des Moines GlobeGazette Photo HEATED Chief James Kelley and several persons living in the area of the Coe home out side of the city limits and city fire protection discussed the situation Thursday night In center is G S Randall 324 York S E contractor who has several properties in the area and at right Elmer Grant 1143 15th N E who lives next to the site of the Lloyd Haag home which burned Monday night Sheriff Cal Dwan later stepped in as tempers flared in the course of the talks Kelley and resi dents had Randall said places are listed under his name but actually they are owned by contract purchasers Government Wonts to Sell Western Electric Washington JP The justice department filed suit Friday to divorce the American Telephone and Telegraph company and Western Electric corporation Western Electric is the manu facturing subsidy of A T T Attorney General Tom Clark announced that the action in the form of a civil antitrust com plaint was filed Friday morning in federal district court at New ark N J It charges A T and T and Western Electric which is a whollyowned subsidiary with conspiracy to monopolize the telephone business in the United States Clark said he Js asking that A T and T be required to dispose of all its holdings in Western Electric and that the latter be dissolved and reorganized into 3 separate competing manufacturing concerns Stock of in Long Drop New York common stock of American Telephone Telegraph company dropped to the lowest price since 1943 fol lowing news the department of justice had filed a monopoly suit against the huge company A decline of a share put the price at a share Not since 1943 when the stock dropped to a share has the market price been so low In the price reached and in 1932 plunged to The 194849 high was a share The government suit asked that dispose of its holdings in Western Electric Corp a manu facturing subsidiary Odom Hoping for 2nd Try Forced Down After 2900Mile Flight Oakland Cal UR Capt Bill Odom Friday hoped for another chance to fly nonstop from Ha waii to New York not content with the world lightplane distance rec ord he set before wind and weath er forced him to land here Thurs day night The lanky 29yearold round theworld speed flyer turned back when he ran into icing conditions and stiff headwinds over the high Sierras He already had com pleted a hazardous 2900mile overwater flight from Honolulu Odom brought his scarlet anc silver Beechcraft Bonanza Waik iki Beach down on the runway at Oakland airport at p m CST after 22 hours of continuous fly ing part of it through a turbulen thunderstorm between Hawaii and the mainland Although he covered about 2900 miles before ice and dwindling fuel brought the flight to an end under international air rules he will be credited only with the 2401 miles from Honolulu to Oakland That distance breaks a record o 20617 miles set fay 2 Russian pilots in 1937 in a plane of th same piston displacements 397 tc 594 cubic inches I want a big steak and then want to go to bed he announced Then Id like to go right back tc Honolulu and try again Its a fin little plane Britain and Doland Sign Trade Pact Warsaw and Brit ain signed Friday a 5 year trade agreement callingfor arrexchange of goods worth It was the largest trade deal etween countries of eastern and western Europe since the war The British agreed to release all Polish assets amounting to about 000000 frozen during the German occupation The Poles agreed to use these resources by paying them nto a special Bank of England ac count towaid liquidation of pre war debts to British creditors Members of the British trade mission said the accord fixed a pattern for deals with other east ern European nations The figure for the trade was described as a conservative minimum Reginald Stacy undersecretary of the British board of trade said Britain will get mostly foodstuffs and timber from Poland and send ler wool rubber crude oil tires tractors farm tools machinery and other capital investment goods Rail Worker Is Killed by Train Woodburn Bassett 64 section worker for the Bur linton railroad was killed Friday when struck by a Burlington mau train Bassett was killed as he wa crosing the tracks to his horn here 58 REUTER REELECTED Berlin Reuter fiery foe of communism wa elected to a new 2term term a Berlins lord mayor Friday by unanimous vote The city assem bly session which elected him i boycotted by the communists AP Wirephoto INFORMALITY IN RECEIVING to his vow to wear a business suit to the inaugural reception in Des Moines Thursday night Speaker of the House Gus Kuester center stands in line with Mrs Kuester to his Speaker of the House Pro Tern pore William Kruse left of Charles City lends support to Kuester by wearing a dark business suit and black tie Contrasting President of the Senate Pro Tempore Richard V Leo right wears formal attire beside his smiling daughter Mrs M G Mickelson Iowa Legislators Reaction to Beardsley Talk Favorable GOVERNMENT RESIGNS London UR The Exchange Telegraph agency reported Fri day from Istanbul that the Turkish government has resigned SAME tltg means no traffic death put 24 hoars Des Moines Iowa leg islature may not give Gov Wil liam S Beardsley everything for which he asked but they seemed to like the way he asked Reaction to the new governors inaugural address Thursday in which he outlined his legislative program was generally favorable Republicans and democrats alike had nice things to say Republican Floor Leader Harry E Weichman of Newhall termed it a very progressive and states manlike message If all of his policies are carried out it will be one of the most progressive ad ministrations we have had in years Took Courage Dean of the senate democrats A E Augustine of Oskaloosa de clared It took a lot of courage for the governor to look some of the con servatives in that audience in the face and make the kind of a speech he did To me his program seemed sound That isnt what I usually have to say about repub lican governors Certain to run into trouble how ever are Beardsleys proposals for exemption of food from the state sales tax and his opposition to paying the entire sol dier bonus out of state treasury surplus He wants a tax stabili zation reserve set up first within the general fund Received Favorably His recommendations for new legislation in the field of labor re lations were generally received favorably Senator Frank D Martin R chairman of the sen ate labor committee said he was in favor of Beardsleys proposal on labor adding you cant legis late good will between labor and management but you can do a lo oward encouraging it Rep M F Hicklin RWapello who supported the 1947 anticlosed hop law said that the new gov xnor pretty well reiterated his ampaign pledges He left labor matters in the open He didnt make any demands Quick House Approval Seen for Hiking Presidents Pay Washington bill hiking the pay of the president vice pres ident and speaker of the house is headed for house action Monday after overwhelming senate ap proval Passage in the house seemed virtually certain The measure cleared the senate by a 68 to 9 margin Friday night the first major action in the 81st congress The bill was shorn in the senate of provisions for raising the sal aries of cabinet members and other high government officials Admin istration leaders feared that other wise it might not be passed before the inauguration of President Tru man and Vice PresidentEIect Barkley on Jan 20 To As passed by the senate the measure would increase the presi dents salary from to 000 and would give him a new taxexempt expense al lowance on top of his present 000 travel and maintenance allow ance The salaries of the vice presi dent and the speaker would be boosted to an increase of They also wouldget tax exempt expense allowances o Raise Protests Protests against the exemption were raised by several senators But the longest battle was over whether the president should be forced to account for his expense money Senators Donnell RMo anc Morse ROre offered an amend ment to force the president vice president and speaker to submi itemized vouchers for their ex pense money It finally was defeated 61 to 22 after Senator Lucas of Illinois the assistant democratic leader saic it would be preposterous to ask the president to account for each time he bought a ham or sent a messenger on an errand Tells Views on Foreign Relations Endorsement for Post in Cabinet Expected Next Week Washington Acheson won unanimous approval of senate foreign relations committee Friday to be secretary of state Quick confirmation is expected in the senate Chairman Connally DTexas of the foreign relations committee has announced that nomination will come up there next week denied he ever was an appeaser of a clean bill after a secret session with the committee Friday morn ing in which he discussed in de tail his views on foreign affairs Members had said before vote that they expected to know just where Acheson stands on continuing the cold war with Rus sia Vote Solidly Connally announced that all 13 members were present and voted solidly for the appointment The chairman made public the following excerpt from testimony he said Acheson gave before the committee Friday It is my view that communism as a doctrine is economically fatal to a free society and to human rights and fundamental freedoms Communism Fatal Communism as an aggressive factor in world conquest is fatal to independent governments and free peoples Except for that quotation mitteemen were under a Fire Destroys Church at Rake 3 Departments Aid in Fighting Flames Lutheran church at Rake and a new addition which was to have been completed in about 2 weeks was completely de stroyed by fire which broke out about a m Friday Fire departments from Rake Buffalo Center and Frost Minn ought the blaze all forenoon but nothing could be saved The build rfg was completely filled with smoke and fire when the first firemen arrived The church a frame structure 60 years old was heated by an oil Durning furnace The fire is be lieved to have started in the choir loft The Rev R L Holleque is pas tor of the church He had recently announced a special service at the church Sunday at which 25 adults were to be confirmed and a group baptized The church had recently been decorated inside and the new 000 annex was to have provided the congregation with one of the most beautiful churches in tHe community Pastor Holleque says the loss will exceed The original building was remodeled in 1927 There are more than 630 members in the congregation pledge Connally said the will meet next Tuesday to take up the presidents nomination of James E Webb former budget di rector as undersecretary of state The Acheson nomination will be officially reported to the senate Monday but cannot be taken up until later in the week Connally said He added that he will try to it Tuesday Agenda for Peace Talks Is Adopted Rhodes adoption of a 4 point agenda emphasizes pressipns of hope for peace by both Israeli and Egyptian spokesmen at the Rhodes armistice talks Authoritative sources said the program for the talks approved unanimously at the opening con ference late Thursday dodges no major military issue between Cairo and Tel Aviv A dispatch from Tel Aviv however said the Israeli foreign office now fears little more than a redrawing of truce lines may result An authority close to the government said Jewish hopes lor broadening of the negotiations to include other Arab nations had been hit hard by recent British activity The government was pic tured as believing Britain pressed Egypt to resist peace over tures and pressed not to resume informal she has had with Israel Reds Give Terms to End Chinese War Shanghai JP The Chinese communists Friday night an nounced terms on which they are willing to end the civil 8point program amounting to outright surrender of the Chiang Kaishek government Simultaneously they announced communist troops had broken into Tientsin in an allout assault on that great northern city The peace terms were contained in a long statement by Mao Tse Tung communist chairman broadcast in both Chinese and English by the communist radio Mio rejected Chiangs new years peace proposal as sheer hypocrisy His own terms in cluded abrogation of treaties with the United States and he lashed out at length against American support ment of the Chiang govern Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Friday night with low of 23 Saturday with high of 33 Iowa Increasing cloudiness Fri day night followed by light rain or drizzle late Friday night and Saturday changing to snow flur ries and becoming colder north west portion Saturday after noon Low Friday night 3035 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 4 to 8 degrees above normal Normal highs24 north 32 south Normal lows 5 north 13 south Onequar ter inch of precipitation Satur day through Wednesday Friday fair and mild Saturday light rain or drizzle changing to snow flurries and colder Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy and colder Monday cloudy and warmer Tuesday light rain and warmer Wednesday light rain with little change in tempera ture Minnesota Mostly cloudy Friday night Saturday cloudy and turn ing colder with snow extreme north ;