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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 16, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS IVOL UD Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 16 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One No 83 BLUE ASKS END TO CONTROL BOARD Seizes Governors Office TOLL BARRED CAPITOL IN SURPRISE MOVE Court Suit Is Filed to Decide Dispute Over Georgias Leader Atlanta Ga Tal legislatureelected gover lor of Georgia seized the state kecutive offices and official resi ence Thursday barring the doors 1 Gov Ellis Arnall and state were told to use force i to keep Arnall out o ie mansion Arnall who denounced Tal padge as a pretender intruder usurper said he went to work morning and found his appropriated by the new vcrnor and later went to the kecutive mansion in Atlantas felusiveAnsley Park for lunch Sfhere he found 4 burly troopers pted around the door and they refused himentry am not going to try to enter I respect law and order men stand for law anc ier Arnall said In time you will respect those things Bfaul Smith Talmadgeappointed fcjector of the slate patrol said an ill order was issued to him by jfjlmadge keeping Arnall out ol IV mansion bmith said the order was to the Ject that no one but Herman Imadge could be allowed to en the governors official resi Ihce JAs Arnall turned away from j mansion remarked to Vsmen who accompanied him Iire for lunch that This com the capture of the state gov fhment troopers commanded by iSt J F Jones and Sgt J T avis said they had been in JAUcted by their superior officer jjjiing on Talmadges orders to fe force if necessary to bar Ar fill from the mansion gTalmadge admitted that he had instructed the troopers to keep persons out of the executive pnsion until the governor and family saw fit to move in already had moved from I Ie mansion to his home in New but still took meals there the latest develop jients in the state government cri fe precipitated when 2 governors j iied to hold office at the same Young Talmadge elected 30 jurs ago had taken over Arnalls i Alices lock stock and barrel while was away for the night in jSgewnan Arnall had filed legal action JSgeking to invalidate Talmadges ipfaims to the office on the grounds jUat hewas not elected by the people 55 3 In Washington Secretary of Bar Robert P Patterson disclosed Vfcat the war and justice depart jShents were consulting to deter the federal govern jlaent should do anything in con with the Georgia political jrisis 4 Arnall warned stale finance 1 tfficers that he will bring suit gainst them if they defy the aw and obey the orders of Tal nadge 5 Shortly after noon a tear gas jjiomb was released by an uniden Ijified person in one of the outer near Talmadges executive Chambers Men Killed 9 Hurt Detroit Explosion fi Detroit fP Two men wefe itcilled and at least 9 injured Thurs 5 May a gasoline storage tank i xploded beneath the rear of a i tire station on Detroits West Side The blast occurred as a city truck was unloading gasoline into the tanks from an alley in the rear of the building A man identified as Charles iParrish and another unidentified fiman were killed Buildings adjacent to the fire Station appeared undamaged but i authorities cordoned the area after inspectors expressed fear of Additional explosions Gas lumes mng heavily over the neighbor Kood j The rear of the fire station was out and part of one side Collapsed V1 British Cite Winant IjLondon George pre the insignia of an honor iy member of the Order of Mer l Thursday to John G Winant mer U S ambassador to ihe iiited Kingdom AP Wlrepboto ARNALL SETS UP OWN Arnall center with arm upraised barred from the executive chambers in the Georgia statecapitolat Atlanta Thursday morniiig waves from behind his desk in the capitol rotunda A crowd of curious spectators surround the glass enclosed space Socialist Leader Is Elected President of French Republic Vincent Auriol Polls EVANS REVEtS SENATE LEADERS Standing Committees Are Reduced by Only 1 Des Moines Gov Ken neth Evans Thursday announced senate committee chairmanships and assignments for the 1947 ses sion reducing the number of standing committees by only one Through the dropping of 4 old committees and the creation of 3 new ones on election reform in terstate v cooperation and Iowa development the number of com mittees was reduced from 35 to 34 Senator Robert Keir RSpen cer heads the important senate committee on appropriations Other important senate chair manships include Irving D Long special tax re vision O H Henningseu RClin ways arid means C V Find ay RFt schools and educational institutions J Ken dall Lynes agri culture Edwin C Schluter R of control Pres dent Protempore Richard V Leo chairman of the rules committee The 4 senate democrats received extensive committee assignments ut only one of their number was riven a chairmanship He was senator Robert C Keilly DDur who heads the committee on enrolled bills The 4 committees eliminatedin he streamlining process were hose on special school codes spe cial court procedure mines and mining and national defense Senator Ralph W Zastrow R harles City was named chair man committee on private cor porations Weather Report FORECAST Hason City Fair Thursday night and Friday low Thursday night about zero Not so cold Friday owa Fair Thursday night colder east Friday fair and not so cold Low Thursday night ranging from zero along Minnesotabor der to 812 south High Friday 2025 Hinnesota Partly cloudy Thurs day night and not so cold north and west portions Friday mostly cloudy and warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for the 24 hour period ending t 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 27 Minimum 3 At 8 a m Thursday 0 recipitation 08 now i inch EAR AGO Maximum 24 Minimum 3 Parliament Election Paris Auriol so cialist leader and speaker of the national assembly was elected president of the fledgling 4th French republic Thursday The 2 houses of Frances parlia ment met in joint session in the gilt and crystal Salle de Seances at the palace of Versailles and elected Auriol to the presidency As president Auriol will ap point a premier to succeed Leon Blum who accepted the office on an interim basis to tide the nation over s grave economic crisis Auriol received 452 of the 883 votes cast 10 more than the ab solute majority requiredfor elec tion There were no blank voting slips The election of Auriol as first president of the 4th republic was announced to parliament in the historic Versailles palace by Jac ques Duclos communist party sec retary and vice president of the national assembly The election putFrance back on the road to a stable constitutional setup for the first time since Pres ident Albert Lebrun and the gov ernment fled Paris before the on rushing wave of nazi troops in 1940 Auriol rose to acknowledge a standing ovation by the entire congresswhen he was proclaimed president He was seated in the 3rd row of benches among the socialists Occupants of the jam packed diplomatic and public gal leries also stood and applauded Votes cast were Vincent Auriol socialist 452 Auguste Champetier de Eibes popular republican 242 Jules Gasser left republican union 122 Michel Clemenceau PRL 60 Other candidates 7 Total vote 883 Auriol thus received 10 more votes than the absolute majority of 442 required for election The meeting of the national congress was declared closed immediately after the vote was announced The 2 houses of parliament sat in joint session for the presi dential election It will chart the course of the warimpoverished nations struggle to lift itself out of a morass of economic and po litical troubles Premier Leon Blum returned from London in time for the elec tion He had won an agreement to negotiate an AngloFrench alli ance promising powerful new bul warks for French economy and political prestige Steers Bring 56000 Denver Colo Hoff man Ida Grove Iowa received more than from the sale of lis grand champion carload of steers which went for a wndredweight Wednesday at the Mational Western stock show The 15 head averaging 1034 pounds went to the Lindner Packing com pany of Denver FARMER DIES OF FIRE INJURIES vjBlaze Follows Blast at Floyd County Home Charles Ross 64 bachelor farmer 3i miles southeast of Charles City died at a local hospital Wednesday night from burns received earlier in the day in a fire following the explosion of a kerosene stove Neighbors noticed smoke com ing from the farm house investi gated and found Ross severely burned He was taken to the hos pital Ross lived alone at the farm He leaves 4 brothers and 2 sisters One corner of the farm home was damaged by the fire Milk Prices Cut in Several Iowa Cities By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Milk price reductions of 1 to 2 cents a quart became effective in several Iowa cities Thursday At Davenport most dairies re duced the price 1 cent a quart from its previous 18cent level In Boone a reduction of 2 cents a quart became effective The price there also had been 18 cents A 1cent cut was made at Ce dar Rapids bringing most deliv ered quarts down to 16 to 18 cents a quart for various grades A 1cent cut was announced by 1 Creston dairy Another large dairy said it expected to make a similar cut soon OFFER BILL IN LEGISLATURE INCOME TAXES Designed to Cut Down Processing Returns Where No Tax Is Paid Des Moines bill to ex empt lowans in certain cases from filingstate income tax re turns if their gross income is less than was introduced Thurs day Those exempted are those who despile a gross of or less would nol have to pay a tax any how because their net income after deduclions is less than 51 000 for a single person or Jl500 for a married person At present such a provision ap plies incases where the gross in come is or more The measure was sponsored by Senators A K Bekman ROt tuma and Edwin C Schluter R The state tax commission which had recommended the bill said its purpose was to eliminate the task of processing returns on gross incomes of or less where no tax is paid because the net in come after all deductions is be low the single and married The measure does not change the rate of tax liability or make any other revision except to boost from to the gross in come maximum for persons who would have no taxliability any how rThe house disposed ofminor routine and the senate passed 2 more minor bills and sent them to the house The measures passed make a technical clarification in birth registration statutes New bills introduced in the sen ate included A controversial proposal spon sored by Senator Schluter to al low state agents to exercise their powers in municipalities without awaiting a request from local au thorities Measures to increase pharma cists annual fees from to to require registered pharmacists to supervise sale of all drugs and medicine and veterans from physical examinations in re turning to fire department jobs they formerly held The joint session at which Gov Robert D Blue and Lt Gov Ken neth Evans received their oaths of office preliminary to the gover nors annual address was held in the house The lower chamber was deco rated with fiowers and greenery for the ceremony and throughput the capital there was a festive air Flags flew at either side of the north entrance to the building The inaugural reception will be held in the chief executives pri vate office starting at 8 p m Leg islators and appointive state of ficials and theirwives will be es corted from the senate chamber to the executive suite by the gov ernors military aides and the public will be next in the receiv ing line London Transport Strikers Vote to End 10 Day Walkout Sudden Decision by Workers Assures Halt to Sympathy Actions London 10day strike of London Transport Workers was settled Thursday when delegates of the strikers voted to return to work Saturday The backtowork vote of the strikers representatives broke the deadlockbetween the Transport union on ihe one hand and the em ployers and government negotia tors on the other Thursdays sudden decision as sured an end of the paralyzing walkout of the transport workers and the thousands of workers who struck in sympathy after the gov ernment put troops to work to dis tribute foodstuffs It was understood that the de mands of the workers will be con sidered by the newly formed joint industrial council of employers and trade unions The employers were understood to have offered ihe men an 8hour day and over time pay lor all work over 8 lours The strike originally was called in protest against refusal of the workers demand for a 40 hour week Approximately 60000 workers had joined the strike and sym pathy walkouts before he settle ment Altogether 22000 waterfront workmen were on strike along the Thames waterfront Only a few hundred men of the Port of Lon don Authority staff were working Ninety ships carrying food to London were lying idle in the Thames without men to unload them The swelling strike force tying up truck and river traffic into London presented the labor gov ernment with the worst labor cri sis of its 18 month old existence Thousands more workers in Lon don and the provinces threatened to strike unless a quick settlement was reached The government told the strik ers they must go back to work be fore its new joint industrial coun cil will consider their pay and work week grievances The strik ers refused demanding first a guarantee that their grievances will be settled The government said it had made its last conces sion SURVIVOR OF MINE BLAST AND Miles center receives a grateful welcome from his wife Rachel and their children intheir Plymouth Pa home after Miles escaped uninjured in the mine blast which killed 15 workers and injured 2 15 Miners Killed in Blast of Pennsylvania Coal Pit 2 Workers Injured 1 Escapes Unscathed Out of 18ManCrew Plymouth Fa accu mulation of dust or gas was be lieved Thursday to have caused the explosion which killed 15 min ers in the Nottingham colliery of the Glen Alden Coal company Two other miners were injured in the blast which occurred 800 feet below the Susquehanna riv er aMut Wednesday Only 1 member of the 18man crew escaped unscathed Bodies of the dead were re moved from the shaft about 5 hours after the explosion All were believed to have been killed in stantly Officials of the State Bu reau of Mines began an immedi ate investigation Samuel Reese 35 and Andrew Bolinko 54 both of Plymouth who were injured in the blast said the men were working in a gangway or tunnel which Dranched off from the main shaft The 3 survivors were working in a chamber off an adjoining gang way The blast was discovered by a lender working at the foot of the shaft He noticed a cloud of dust creeping through the tunnel and sounded the alarm Rescue crews trained especially for such emergencies moved into action immediately Equipped with gas masks air drills and land shovels they went down into he mine and began digging through the debris Relatives and friends of the men working in the pit took up a lonely vigil at the tipple awaiting word Erom below Priests also stood in the throng waiting to administer the last rites of the Catholic church The bodies of the victims were found close together at a point just beneath the river which flows through this small mining com munity in the heart of the an thracite region Edward Griffith president of the coal company who directed rescue operations said the cause of the explosion would not be de termined until an official investi gation was made However he ex pressed the belief that it was caused by gas or dust which occa sionally forms pockets deep in the pits Mrs Roosevelt Loses License to Drive Car Albany N Y York state has revoked the automobile driving license of Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt as the result an acci dent at Yonkers last August but lie former first lady may apply br reinstatement after 30 days Notice of revocation was re ceived by Mrs Hoosevelt Wednes day Howard P Miles deputy com missioner of motor vehicles said the penalty was the usual one for such cases Five persons including Mrs loosevelt were injured in the ac cident involving 3 automobiles on he Saw Mill River parkway Contractor Dies Kansas City George F Stringer 56 Topeka Kans gen eral superintendent of Koss Con struction company of Des Moines died Wednesday of a heart attack while attending a contractors as iociation meeting here He had ived at Topeka since 1942 TAX EXTENSION BILL SUBMITTED Excise Levy Measure Takes Top Priority Washington bill to con tinue wartime excise taxes in definitelyonsuchthings asliquor luggage jewelry and furs was in troduced Thursday by Rep Grant of the ways and means committee Intended at least in part to make it easier to cut individual income taxes Ihe measure won priority over all other tax legislation It conforms with a recommend ation by President Truman and it passed will block an automatic rollback of the excise rates on July 1 thus continuing a 000000 annual yield to the treas ury Prospects of a direct 20 per cent slash in individual income taxes appeared to be fading although some tax with principal relief for low income likely Ways and Means Chairman Knulson RMinn said the com mittee may approve the excise continualion bill at its first meet ing Friday sending it to the house floor Monday Grant issued a statement saying Ever since it became known that these war rates were due to expire on June 30th there has been stagnation in the marketing of covered items It is imperative that this situation be remedied and it must be done promptly If the individual is to have direct tax relief and the country a balanced budget together with substantial payments on the na tional debt then there seems no alternative except to continue these present excise taxes on so called luxury items in effect BigBiH Tilden Gets Sentence on Road Gang Los Angeles T Tilden 53 famed Big Bill of the worlds tennis courts Thurs day was sentenced to 9 months of labor with a road gang for con tributing to the delinquency of a 14 year old boy Judge Scott who said This has been a great shock to sports fans sentenced Tilden to a Los An geles county road camp sus pended a one year jail term and placed him on 5 years probation The court also ordered Tilden placed under the care of a com petent psychiatrist after he fin ishes his road gang work ExConvict Indicted on Kidnaping Charge Columbus Ohio H Hemming 42 was indicted by a T r a n k 1 i n county grand jury Wednesday on a kidnaping charge the disappearance on New Years day of 20 year old Mary Virginia Kimberly a professors daughter and Ohio State univer sity senior The jury also indicted Hemming an exconvict and former state mental hospital ward on 6 counts of issuing worthless checks Miss Kimberly returned to her iiouse 3 days later She said she had been unharmed WANTS INTERIM BODY REMOVED BY LAWMAKERS Iowa Governor Offers Plan to Legislature for ReOrganization Des Moines Robert D Blue asked the legislature Thursday to abolish the board ot control This suggestion headed an 11 point program of governmental reorganization advanced by the governor in his inaugural ad dress He also urged that action be taken to meet the liquor housing and school problems The gov ernor suggested that the essential needs of the state should be con sidered ahead of payment of a vet erans bonus But he dwelt at length on his reorganization program in a 29 page address to a joint session immediately after he was sworn in for a 2nd term Here is the governors reorgan ization plan 1 Abolish the 50 year old board of control and create the office of commissioner of public insti tutions 2 Abolish the legislative interim committee 3 Make members of the com merce commission appointive in stead of elective 4 Make the stale superintendent of public instruction appointive instead of elective 5 Make the governors term 4 years instead of 2 and limit the chief executive to one term G Transfer the department of public safety to the attorney gen erals office I Transfer fire inspection work from the department of agricul ture to the fire marshals office and strengthen the authority of the fire marshals office 8 Create a department of vet erans affairs 9 Consider creation of a public utilities commission under the jurisdiction of the commerce com mission 10 Merge the State Historical society with the Slate Historical department II Create a stale personnel di rector He recommended hiring 3 ex perts to serve respectively as su perintendenl ofmenial hospilals superintendent of penal and cor rective institutions and superin tendent of industries I recommend that these super intendents be under the direction of a single commissioner of public institutions and that the present 3member board of control sys tem be abolished he declared adding 1 also recommend that the in terim committee be abolished It has operated primarily to super vise the actions of the board of control Under the reorganization proposed it is doubtful that they could be of material aid in bet tering the administration of the institutions With reference to liquor Blue declared There appears to be a growing lack of respect for the law by citi zens and a weakening of the en forcement of the law by officers rsome communities It is the duty of the legislature to initiate new legislation and to amend the old laws in such a manner as to reflect the majority sentiment of the people they rep resent The merefact that the subject is difficult and fraught with con troversy is no excuse for avoiding its consideration As to schools the governor as serted The slate should be and is willing to assume a share of the cost of educalion The amount of support for our schools can and should be increased A sound assessing system and a good re organization law will do much to meet our school needs On housing the chief executive said I especially urge you to study the plans which have been de veloped and placed in operation in other states for the clearing of blighted areas and drawing upon their experience adopt those fea tures which you find desirable into our law The coming year holds a prom ise of substantial relief as to those who want to build homes and those who want to rent Regarding the bonus Blue said The last session of the legisla ture passed an annual tax ex emption law for which is in effect a yearly bonus Doubt less you will have presented to you for consideration legislation providing a cash bonus for the veterans of the last war You can initiate such legislation Its ap proval in the last analysis ;