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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 27, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 27 1949 This Paper Consists ol Two One No 94 Truman Says Landlords Will Not Get Away With Eviction GlobeGazette Photo LATE C4pt Wren McMains right pilot and Harry Willis copilot are shown at the Hotel Hanford having a late breakfast Thursday after landing their TWA Chicago bound plane at the Mason City airport at 2 a m Miss Lucille McNalley hostess was still asleep Forecast 2 to 6 Inch Snowfall Strong North Wind Colder Is Warning Des Moines A special weather bulletin lor Iowa was is sued Thursday afternoon It warned that snow which is falling in northern and western Iowa would mount to from 2 to 6 inches in depth by morning and that sleet and freezing rain now sweeping southeast Iowa would change to snow and bring a 2 to 4 inch fall Strong northerly winds are pre dicted lor late Thursday night and Friday with snow flurries and colder weather indicated for Fri day afternoon Critical Condition for 2 Victims of AutoTruck Mishap The condition of Mr and Mrs R O Elefson Mt Pleasant was slightly improved at Mercy hos pital Thursday but remained crit ical Mr Elefson was semi conscious but his wife had not re gained consciousness Thursday afternoon The couple was in i cartruck accident near Rockwel Tuesday night in which theii daughter Mary Jo 6 was killed Elefson suffered 7 broken rib and multiple bruises Mrs Elefson was thrown from the car and is suffering internal injuries James E Coonley Hampton who was driving alone and Don Browning Clear Lake driver of the truck were only slightly injured Highway patrolmen are making a further investigation of the mis hap The Elefson car was de molished after it collided headon with the truck Plane Finds Refuge at Mason City A Chicago bound TWA airliner on a nonstop flight from Kansas City Wednesday night was unable o land at its destination and fi nally wound up at the Mason City airport at 2 a m Thursday The plane carried 17 passengers bound for Chicago After circling the Chicago airport for an hour but unable to land because of low ceiling the plane proceeded west ward and was able to land at the Burlington airport There it de posited the 17 passengers who were then put on a train to com plete their trip The planes crew of 3 then planned to return to Kansas City but got only as faras Kirksville Mo when they were radioed that they would be unable to land at Kansas City Circling various air ports including Des Moines and unable to land the plane finally found landing at Mason City Thursday the crew was still waiting in Mason City lor weather conditions to clear so it could pro ceed back to Kansas City Washington of tenants as a protest against rent controls is a poor approach Pres ident Truman said Thursday He added that he does not believe landlords will get aVay with it He also told his news confer ence 1 His proposal to help build up the worlds backward areas by sharing American technical knowledge originated with him and other government officials 2 or 3 years ago It will be a part of administration policy in the next 4 years he said and will have to develop gradually Hits Opinion Polls 2 He has no more confidence in public opinion polls than he had before the even the ones indicating 69 per cent of the people now approve his policies 3 Prime Minister Louis St Laurent of Canada has accepted his invitation to visit Washington in FebruaryIt will be a brief friendly visit of 2 days Rent control came up when a reporter mentioned that St Louis property owners are considering eviction of renters as a protest against further rent control The president said the idea originated in Tulsa Okla and he did not believe it could be carried out Foreign Affairs He said his proposal to help build up underdeveloped areas economically originated about the time of the GreekTurkish aid program He has asked the state agricul ture commerce and other inter ested agencies to work out pre liminary plans for the project which Secretary of State Acheson described Wednesday as a 2way street with emphasis on private investment Ouster Move Goes to GOP Committee Want Million for Relief in Storm Area Munger to Keep Seat Vote Contest by Demos Unsuccessful Des Moines The house Iowa Congressmen Ask Representation on GOP Committee Washington ff Two Iowa congressmen were among 28 re publican house members who pe titioned the republican national committee Wednesday for congres sional representation on the com mittee The group signed a telegram to National Chairman Hugh D Scott Jr urging that the national com mittee membership be expanded to include the republican congres sional committee of the house The lowans signing were Cun ningham and Dolliver 1 Killed 3 Injured in CarTruck Crash Council Bluffs Clyde de Vault about 57 Council Bluffs was killed and 3 others injured in an autotruck crash 2Jf miles south of Missouri Valley on U S highway 75 late Wednesday night The injured to Mercy hospital in Council Clyde de Vault Jr Milliare His erote and his wife Bernice all of Council Bluffs The officers said the driver of the truck George G Sutherland 26 Ute Iowa told them the amo in which the de Vaults and His erotes were riding skidded on the icy highway and that his truck struck the car broadside Suther land was not injured Examiner Raps County Books Charges Funds Are illegally Handled Toledo county offi cials have been charged with ex tremely poor management and il legal handling of funds in a state examiners report made public Thursday The report was filed with C B Aker state auditor following an audit of road and construction funds during the JanuaryOcto ber 1948 period Funds dropped to the point where it was necessary to sell of road equipment get a emergency transfer hold a hearing on an sup plementary budget cancel con tracts and lay off help according to Paul Loomis the examiner He said the board of supervisors paid too little attention to the needs of the county as a whole while favoring their own districts the engineer failed to sign claims and implied that materials and equipment were sold to individuals without board action That fact had been admitted according to C H Yerkes county auditor The report also cites letting of bridge contracts without advertis ing for bids voted 75 to 28 Thursday to let Rep Robert P Munger RSioux City retain his seat It was un successfully contested by James R Naughton Sioux City demo crat The vote was taken afteran all morning debate on whether one or both of 2 Sioux City precincts votes should be thrown out Decision on the matter was strictly along party lines There are 80 republicans and 28 demo crats in the house The debate which preceded the vote seating Munger was a full blown party scrap Earlier the house had defeated by voice vote a democratic move to delay the decision until Friday The final vote accepted the con test committees majority report which recommended that the votes of precinct 15 in Sioux City be thrown out because of irreg ularities and fraud Had this pre cinct been included on the com mittees recount of 4 contested precincts Naughton would have won by 190 votes With it elimin ated Munger won by 248 votes The democrats challenged the republican move and asserted their action was depriving more than 1000 persons of their ballot In addition the democrats said if precinct 15 were eliminated then precinct 17A should be thrown put because of similar irregularities Writh both 15 and 17A deleted Naughton would have won by 637 votes France Offers Resolution to Replace Scott Omaha forces took their fight for the ouster of Republican Chairman Hugh D Scott Jr to the floor of the na tional committee Thursday with a resolution to declare Scotts chair manship vacated Jacob France Maryland com mitteeman offered the resolution It was seconded by Harrison E Spangler Iowa comraitteeman Under the France resolution if the committee voted to oust Scott it proceed immediately to elect a new chairman Backed by Dunn The antiDewey forces opposing Scott are backing Roy E Dunn for the post Rising in defense of Scott Harry Sommers committeeman from Georgia charged proponents of the resolution with assuming po liteness while knifing him Scott in the back Sommers said Spangler set tip a contest in Georgia and Carroll Reecu of Tennessee as national chairman aided and abetted him Statement Deleted Scott interrupted to ask that the statement about Spangler and Reece be stricken from the rec ords and this was done In offering the resolution France told the committee that a great many republicans think Dewey may seek a 3rd nomination for the presidency He accused Scott of packing an executive committee with supporters of Dewey John Deere Workers End 2nd Walkout Ottumwa ff Workers at AP Wirephoto CARS STRANDED IN WORST ARIZONA STORM SINCE Shirley left and Wilbur Wolfington start the job of uncovering Shirleys car in downtown Flagstaff as the city shivered through its worst snows since 1895 More than a hundred inches had fallen since Jan 1 with the worst coming this week They didnt get the car out John Deere Ottumwa Works were back on their jobs at 7 a m Thursday ending the 2nd oneday walkout this week Fred Strong president of local 74 United Auto Workers CIO said the dispute causing the walk out has been submitted to arbitra tion Strong said neither walkout was authorized by officers of the union nor by membership vote termed them wildcat Expect More Witnesses in Roberts Trial Waterloo UR Indications Thursday were that the state will call about 14 more witnesses in the manslaughter trial ol Fred Lee Roberts charged with the fatal shooting of a picket during the May 19 1948 riot at the Rath Packing Co plant here Conflicting testimony was pre sented Wednesday as the trial opened in district court The first 3 state witnesses testified that only one person laid a hand on Roberts car as he drove up to the plant parking lot entrance May 19 They were Mrs Leo Guynn wife of the president of CIO United Packinghouse Work Attacks GOP Campaign Role Spangler in Speech Before Republicans Omaha The republican party by unmistakable inferency in its 1948 presidential campaign offered a continuance of the new deal Harrison E Spangler Iowa national committeeman said here Wednesday The former national chairman of the GOP committee asserted in a statement that voters did not leave the party They were driven He ers Local 46 and Mr and Mrs Donald Young Rath employes They also testified that William Farrell 38 the slain picket reached for the door of Roberts car but did not open it before he was shot and that they did no recall hearing any threats shouted at Roberts Hobart Mastain Waterloo de tective testified that a crowd o 75 to 100 persons shook Roberts Literally of Course San Francisco sign on a downtown Market street barber shop says Clip Joint Announce Soviet Romanian Pact London UR Radio Moscow said Thursday that a SovietRo manian trade agreement had been signed in Moscow Monday where by each will exchange products and raw materials worth 465000 000 rubles during 1949 fowo House Gets 5 Bills on Flood Control to Consider SAME 4talk IB put car up and down He said he heard shouts of tip him over anc kill him Mastain also testified that Farrell opened the car door before he was shot Temperatures Are Milder in Snowbound States in West Des Moines house of representatives Thursday received a long series of bills which have won committee approval Among the measures recom mended for passage by various committees are 5 of the 11 bills proposed by the state flood con trol study committee Under the rules the various measures will be eligible for consideration by the chamber Friday The roads and highways com mittee Wednesday listened to spokesmen for the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation present their road improvement proposals In another of the committee meetings the public health group voted 15 to 8 against recommend ing passage of a bill designed by the state cosmetology board to prevent women giving each other cold wave permanents Flood Control The flood control bills recom mended by the conservation of re sources committee would 1 Give the state health depart ment authority to prevent stream pollution 2 Increase membership of the state soil conservation committee from 5 to 7 3 Authorize special assessments for construction of sewage treat ment plants 4 Eliminate some types of drainage district elections and boost the pay of drainage district trustees to a day Reimbursements 5 Allocate federal reimburse ments for tax money lost through flood control projects on the basis of 30 per cent to secondary roads and 70 per cent to schools in the affected areas The major bill in the flood con trol series would create an Iowa water control and resources coun cil The committee is expected to decide on its recommendation on that measure later Farm Bureau spokesmen said special emphasis in any new high way program should be placed on secondary roads They recom mended of allocation of farmtomarket road funds on a 50 per cent area and 50 per cent need basis He declared that after the na tional GOP convention last June the duties of the national commit tee were usurped by men who owed allegiance to Gov Thomas E Dewey rather than to the party In the postconvention meeting he said we abdicated our trust and supinely sat by while our duties were usurped our official functions taken over by persons not members of this committee not chosen by us and who owed their personal allegiance to the candidate not the party as a whole From then on from our seats on the sidelines in the precincts we watched the gentle me too campaign develop into a debacle which in the last 3 weeks of the ampaign became a veritable Adm Sellers Dies in Naval Hospital Washington UR Adm David Foote Sellers retired former com manderinchief of the U S fleet died Thursday in the naval hospi al He was 74 Sellers who is survived by his vidow had been ailing for some ime He was first admitted to the hospital in September Sellers saw action in the Span shAmerican war in the 1899 Sa moan campaign the 1903 Philip sine insurrection and commanded he battleship Wisconsin in the At ahtic during World war I rout Spangler assured reporters he doesnt want Chairman Hugh Scotts job FBI Arrests Former Canadian Communist Washington The justice department said Thursday the FBI has arrested Sam Carr form er organizing secretary of the Canadian communist party The announcement said Carr was arrested in New York It de scribed him as a key figure in soviet spying in Canada He played an important part the department said in the spy network which was exposed in September 1945 after some testi mony by Igor Gouzenko a Rus sian embassy cipher clerk FBI Director J Edgar Hoover said Carr is wanted in Canada for violation of the official secrets act By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Temperatures moderated and skies were mostly clear Thursday n the snowcovered western states where disaster relief crews worked to save thousands of stranded livestock and marooned ranchers and Indians With no heavy falls of snow over the western plaifis and Rocky Mountain region airlift operations were increased easing the feed crisis in Nevada and Utah But there was snow sleet and freezing rain over many other sec tions of the country The cold weather eased over the subzero belt although the mercury was be low zero early Thursday in Min nesota the Dakotas Wyoming and Utah St Cloud Minn reported 13 for one of the lowestreadings A blanket of new snow covered the southern New England states and portions of New York state Albany N Y had a white carpel of 8 inches Syracuse N Y inches and Burlington Vt 4 inches Freezing rain and sleet spread over southern Iowa and northern Missouri during the night and con tinued in parts of Kansas Okla homa and southeastern Nebraska Light freezing drizzle continued in central and northwest Texas Rain started again Thursday in the flood sections of southern Il linois where some 1000 families j already have been driven from I their homes Rain also fell in Ar kansas Tennessee and western Kentucky Memphis reported a fall of 140 inches Temperatures were around nor mal in California and in the Pa cific northwest there was a freez ing drizzle in northern Oregon and light snow in eastern Oregon and eastern Washington Most o the south had mild temperatures The countrys highest reading on Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Snow mixed with freezing rain or sleet becoming heavier Thursday night contin uing into Friday Turning cold er with snow flurries Friday afternoon Low Thursday night near 15 High Friday about 25 Iowa Cloudy west and light rain or snow continuing east portion Thursday night Cloudy with a few snow flurries Friday Some what warmer north portion Thursday night otherwise little change in temperature Low Thursday night 1015 north and 1825 south Minnesota Clearing northwest cloudy with occasional light snow east and south Thursday night Friday partly cloudy and colder IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 12 Minimum Zero At 8 a m Thursday 9 YEAR AGO Maximum 1 below Minimum 16 below tie U S weather map was 80 at acksonville Fla Five air force planes planned to drop supplies and livestock feed n the remote Navajo mountain re gion of northern Arizona Thurs lay The planes were summoned o the reservation by a report that 5 persons were missing Most of he estimated 2500 Navajos in the area were reported in no danger Charges U S Evades FEC in Japan Decisions Washington Am aassador Alexander S Panyush dn Thursday charged the United States with evading the 11nation far eastern commission in order ing new measures for building up the Japanese economy Panyushkin termed the recov ery measures in direct contradic tion with policies of the commis sion the top allied governing group for the Japanese occupa tion The soviet envoy called upon the commission to adopt its own decision on ways to assist Ja pans recovery Panyushkin voiced his criticism in a statement sub mitted to the commission at its weekly closeddoor meeting He later made public the statement in Cash Is Provided Authorization Now Goes Back to Lower House for Action Washington pro vided cash Thursday lor digging isolated ranchers and their livestock out of monthlong snows in the west and the senate voted to let be srent if needed Unanimous votes in both houses sent the half million dollar appro priation bill to the whitekouse The senates authorization measure awaits house action probably next week Emergency Fund Actually the appropri ation goes into President Tru mans emergency iund That cash drawer has been all but emptied for snow relief operations already going on Senator McKellar chairman of the appropriations committee called the appropria tion up immediately after it came over from the house Under it the funds could be used for transporting feed pro viding food and fuel for Indians and reimbursing government agencies lor money already spent during the monthlong storm in the west Truman Acts At the white house President Truman also was taking steps to get more federal relief funds for the blizzardswept areas He asked that congress vote him a new emergency disaster fund and said part of the money would go for blizzard relief did not say how much The approved by house appropriations committee would be supplementary to any funds the president turned over from his emergency disaster ac count NAME MARSHALL Washington senate judiciary committee Thursday ap proved the nomination of Fred erick Elliott Biermann Decorah Iowa to be U S marshal northern district of Iowa for In the late summer of 1948 a dollar bought only 20 to 30 per cent as much butter beef pork and corn as it did before the war 3 Housing Programs Up for Inspection by Congressmen Washington fP Congress Thursday has a choice of 3 multi billion dollar programs designed to provide homes mainly for low income families Two are republi canbacked the other is an ad ministration measure The 2 GOP bills designed as substitutes for President Tru mans housing program are being introduced Thursday The demo cratic measure was submitted early this month Fourteen republican senators are sponsoring the new bill being presented to the senate Eleven GOP house members are backing the other new measure Scope Different Those 2 bills and the adminis trations are alike in that they all call for public housing slum clearance farm homes and re search to cut building costs The scope of the public housing program is different in each It ranges from 1000000 units in the next 7 years in the administration measure to 810000 in 6 years in the house GOP bill to 600000 in 6 years in the senate republican program And the house bill but not the other 2 provides for 000 m government loans to spur Rain Sleet Hitting Iowa From South Temperatures moderated a little in Iowa Thursday but there wasnt a dry spot reported on any highway in the state Rain and sleet moved into state from tTie south about night The weather bureau said the new ice sheet covered the en tire area south of a line from Council Bluffs through Moines to Davenport At dawn it was raining sleet ing or snowing in every major Iowa city except Mason City ac cording to the Associated Press report The temperature at Mason City dropped to zero during the night but by 2 p m it had climbed to 16 above and all other cities still reported warmer marks The forecast was for cloudy skies and snow flurries and slightly warmer temperatures Fri day Nine North Iowa schools re ported Thursday morning to radio station KGLO Still closed They were FrankKn consolidated Rock well Marble Rock Rocklord Al exander Carpenter Crystal Lake Swaledale and Greene Clear Lake Garner and Forest City still reported no rural pupils Rudd had buses only on trunk lines and Orchard had no buses on high graded roads All Thursday morning United Airlines flights in and out of Moines were canceled MidCon tinent Airlines canceled its morn ing flight to Minneapolis and wai holding back 2 others for better flying conditions private construction of 360000 homes in the next 6 years for families with incomes of from to a year Those dwellings would rent for about a month For Middle Incomes That section of the house GOP measure is designed to meet the shelter needs of families whose incomes are too high to qualify them for public housing and too low to afford the private housing now available Senator Taft ROhio is one of the sponsors of the senate re publican bill He estimated at a news conference Wednesday that the overall senate GOP program would be less than half as ex pansive as the administration program Senator Ellender chief sponsor of the demo cratic measure has calculated the total cost of that plan at around over 40 years Most of that would go for public housing A senate banking subcommittee plans to start hearings on oil 3 bills Feb 2 House hearings will get underway after the banking committee there acts on legisla length of the usual acre strip in tion to extend rent controls the medieval manorial syitem Milwaukee Train Gets to Rapid City For the first time since Jan 1 the Milwaukee train got through to Rapid City S Dak Wednes day night No II which came through Mason City early Wednesday morning was the first train to make the through run after giant drifts had been cleared away throughout South Dakota Snowand storm had made it impossible to go beyond Mitchell S Dak during this period The word furlong originally meant a furrow long ;