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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 19, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ANft ARC MflNES I A NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION iiiinr VOL LID Anodatcd Pro and UalUd Pnn Full five Ccfito a MASON CITT IOWA SATURDAY JULY 19 1947 No 240 TERMINAL PAY GASH UP TO TRUMAN ROBERT P PATTERSON KENNETH C ROYALL Senate Unit Okays Royall to Succeed Secretary Patterson Wartime Secretary pf War Resigns Because of Unification Bill Washington senate armed services committee Satur day approved the nomination of Kenneth C Royall to be secretary of war RoyaE was named by President Truman Friday to take the place of Secretary of War Robert P Patterson who resigned Patterson satisfied that his fight to unify the armed forces is won will leave his cabinet post next Thursday and return to pri vate law practice in New York after 7 years of service in the war department His successor Royall is a North Carolinian a veteran of both World wars and a former brigadier general The shift left Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal as the only wartime cabinet member still in the government service This aroused new speculation that For restal might become head of the army navy and air forces as the new secretary of national defense proposed in the pending merger bill Relief Bill Passed Omits Soviet Stdtes By ALEX H SINGLETON Washington by alarm over strife inGreece and a widening split between Russia and the western powers the house shoved along to the senate Satur day a appropriations measure carrying to finance this nations foreign poli cy Bouse night by passage came Friday voice vote in just an hours a peacetime record for a measure of its magni tude and international implication cries for halting all aid to countries under Russian domina tion Assurance that such ban is in tended came from Chairman Taber of the house appropria tions committee speaking against the background of some secret some high ranking army and diplomatic chiefs He told the house that aid will be denied to countries ideological ly and economically associated with the Soviet Union unless they turn over a new leaf and show that they are willing to cooperate with nations which believe in freedom The foreign funds included the full previously autho rized to bolster Greece and Tur key against communism 000 for foreign relief to pay the costs of the armys re liefgovernment occupation pro gram in Germany Korea and Ja pan and for the Unit ed States share in international refugees organization Consideration of the omnibus aid measure came in the midst of several developments bearing di rectlyon the administrations pres ent foreign policy program and upon future diplomatic moves in which congress will have a ful voice They include 1 A decision by a house Judici ary subcommittee to pigeonbole until next year a measure which would authorize immigration of 400000 European war refugees over a 4 year period Instead house and senate committees will study the problem this fall 2 Approval by the house rules committee of 2 congressional in quiries into long range American foreign policy and its impact upon ttie nations by a special 19member committee the other by the standing committee on foreign affairs 3 An assertion by Chairman Baton RN J of the house for eign affairs committee that we are in sight of a shooting war at this minute in Greece Eaton declared The Russians as a result of the Marshall plan have taken off their masks There are alien armed forces now in Greece Either America will stand firm and hold the fort or Russia E will take over If Russia takes over the destiny of mankind is once more at stake 4 A decision by ranking repub lican leaders to put over until next session a measure laying the groundwork for military coopera tion and arms standardization be tween the western hemisphere na tions The measure was approved by the foreign affairs committee Friday 5 Plans by the houseleadership to push along to President Tru mans desk a measure to bolster Italys economy against commun ist pressure by releasing control of a large part of in warseized Italian assets The bill would also return 13 Italian ships now in American hands and make good from surplus Liberty ships 18 other vessels which were sunk after being taken over by the United States SAY 110 DEAD 70 CAPTURED Athens Greek army reported officially Saturday that it had killed 110 guerrillas and cap tured 70 others since Sunday Ad ditional casualties were inflicted by the Greek air force a spokes man for the Greek general staff said He set Greek army casualties at 9 killed and 11 wounded His fig ures on guerrilla losses were con siderably lower than those claimed by rightist political sources and his account of the fighting varied from that given by Defense Minis ter Napoleon Zervas The army spokesman who could not be named said there was no evidence that an international brigade participated in the guer rilla attack He said the assault beganfrom Albanian territory but was made by Greek guerrillas who previously had fled into Albania The Greek army spokesman said that the antigovernment guerril las who fled into Albania received all the food and ammunition they could carry and exchanged their brokendown weapons for better Britishmade arms He estimated that guerrillas now in Greece totaled 5000 or 6000 Under the present circumstances he said these guerrilla bands would not have a chance against an organized army SENATE VOTING SUSTAINS VETO OFTAX CUT BILL Truman Decision Goes to Voters in 1948 Campaign Solons Say By EDWIN B HAAKINSON Washington of the senate to override President Tru mans veto of the GOP taxcutting bill tossed the issue into the 1948 political campaign Saturday Both sides expressed willingness to let the voters decide who was right Prospects for tax reductions at this session of congress died Fri day night when backers ot the bill marshalled only 57 senate votes against 36 supporters of the short of the neces sary twothirds majority Earlier the house had voted to override with 27 votes to spare 299 to 108 Im not unhappy Senator Millikin floor manager for the bill told reporters There are 49000000 taxpayers who would have had some relief ex cept for 2 vetoes by a democratic president and administration House Majority Leader Halleck said wait tax relief apparently must until the country elects a republican president next year who will cooperate with a repub lican congress Rep Rayburn of Texas the house democratic leader already had accepted the challenge If the republicans want to throw this kind of tax bill into the cam paign he said Well welcome the issue Although the senate failure to override the veto was foreshadow ed by its 60 to 32 vote on passage last also was less than the necessary the actual test was a lively politi cal show Galleries were packed as the bill reached the senate and house members crowded in the back of the chamber Millikin bald and deepvoiced made a pointbypoint reply to the presidents veto whch termed the tax cut the wrong kind at the wrong time unsound and unsafe an If premature and faulty Senator Taylor DIdaho pointed out that the president had promised lower taxes at the proper time The people cant eat proper time Millikin shot back Democratic Leader Barkley of Kentucky warned of a possible blow up In Europe and said it would be wise to have some sur plus funds available He declared the second republican move to cut taxes was just an attempt to make political hay Then Senator Tydings D who had voted for the bill when the senate passed it Mon day rose to announce that he would support the veto He said that small nations near Soviet Russia are under fear and direction of Moscow and that he favored keeping a gun behind the door in the form of some extra cash in the treasury When the roll was called 1 other democrat tlmstead of North Carolina and 1 republican Aiken of Vermont joined Tydings in reversing earlier votes for the bill The presidential forces picked up still another backer in Sena tor Elbert Thomas who was out of the country on the earlier vote Altogether 47 democrats democrats and 3 republicans to sustain the veto Anticipating the defeat repub licans were ready with a rain of statements House Speaker Martin said the veto means that the takehome pay of millions of workers will be smaller x x x It is unfortunate this all comes about because of a political veto Halleck promised that republi cans will keep on fighting for tax relief and for economy republicans and 10 voted to override 33 NO COAL freight trains of the New York Central railroad were derailed at Fonda N Y Friday blocking the 4track right of way At least 24 cars were de railed or telescoped when an eastbound coal train struck a AP Wirephoto motorpowered track car and caromed into a passing west bound freight strewing tons of coal over the tracks The wreck occurred at the main midtown crossing of Fonda 6 miles west of Albany TRAINING BILL TO COMMITTEE TeenAge Conscription Voted by Subcommittee ff A house armed services subcommittee Sat urday approved a universal mili tary training bill following closely the plan advocated by President Trumans special commission The committee action is sub ject to review by the full armed services committee at a meeting next Tuesday The full 33member commit tee reportedly is topheavy in favor of the bill although house republican leaders said it will not be acted on by this session of congress The bill approved by the sub committee calls for 6 months of basic training for qualified male youths between their 18th and 20th birthdays followed by 6 months of membership in an ROTC national guard or other reserve component A youth would be allowed to have his in duction deferred until he becomes 20 or completes his high school education The bill provides for depend ency allowances of monthly for one dependent and for 2 or more Trainees would receive monthly during their basic training period regardless of their dependency situation Dies in 40Foot Dive From Tree Limb Into Des Moines Sand Pit Des Moines attempted 40foot dive from atree limb into the water of a sand pit resulted Friday in the death of Gerald All red 19 of Des Moines Witnesses said the youth climbed a tree on the bank and edged out on to a limb about 40 feet above the water to make the dive The limb broke and he fell head first striking the bank and rolling into the water River Patrolman Arthur Bar tholomew recovered the body from 30 feet of water by using a boat Coroner A E Shaw said death was due to a broken neck Mason Cityan Injured in Bus Truck Crash Near Superior Ariz One of 12 persons hospitalized at Superior Ariz Saturday for minor injuries received in a col lision between a Greyhound bus and an ice truck gave her name as May Overland Mason City Iowa The accident was 3 miles west of Superior One man was killed UN Balkan Committee Moves Into N W Greece for Check Seek OnSpot Facts of International Brigade in Guerrilla Warfare Lake Success United Nations Balkan subsidiary com mission moved into northwestern Greece Saturday for an onthe spot investigation of Greek charges that an international brigade had invaded from Al bania The move was reported to U N headquarters Friday as the se curity council recessed hearings on the Balkan problem until next Tuesday when the U S will at tempt to force a showdown with Russia on establishing a watch over Greeces northern borders The subsidiary commissions de cision to move into northern Greece came after its investigat ing team reported from the field that it had heard little first hand evidence that detachments of an international brigade coming from Albania had invaded Greek territory The field team flew to the bor der area from Salonika upon re ceiving a message from the Greek government of a new border in cident on July 13 The Greek liai son officer with the subsidiary group saidhis government had re ceived information that detach ments of an international brig ade had invaded from Albania July 13 in the region of Konitsa The field team was composed of representatives of Australia the United States Russia Brazil and Syria Information thus far received here did not make it clear whether the team was able to make an eyewitness investiga tion of the area where the fight ing was reported The teams report only said that it had talked with Greek of ficers who had described the movement of large groups of uniformed oth ers in civilian clothes Meanwhile both the U S and British governments were under stood to be getting a few reports from their officials in Greece on the guerrilla fighting American and British sources said they ex pected to have information over the weekend that might clarify the situation General debate on the Balkan problem in the security council was closed Friday thus clearing the way for a sibly late next a TJ S proposal to establish an interna tional watch on Greeces north ern borders Dr Oscar Lange of Poland president of the security council told delegates that the U S reso lution would be taken up first when the members meet Tuesday in the first of 5 sessions sched uled for next week Also before the council 4s a Russian resolution turning down the commission idea and demand ing that the Greek government take measures to end the strife The soviet delegation demanded that all foreign troops be removed from Greek soil UN IS WARNED BY BULGARIANS Not Responsible If Greeks Violate Border Prague ttlPJrThe official Yugo slav news agency reported from Belgrade Saturday that Bulgaria had advised the United Nations security council she would not be responsible for possible eventu alities if alleged Greek border provocations were repeated The Tanjug agency circulated a dispatch which said the Bulgar ian government had announced that it had sent the security coun cil warning regarding the situa tion on the border fronting Greece The agency quoted the Bulgar ian statement as referring to a charge that Greek troops crossed into Bulgarian territory in pur suit of Greek rebels on July 13 Authoritative Bulgarian sources in Sofia had charged earlier that 200 Greek troops thrust about a mile into Bulgaria and indulged in considerable gunfire Father Neppel Kossuth County Pastor Killed When Car Hits Culvert Humboldt Rev John Neppel 72 pastor of the Catholic church at St Benedicts in Kos suth county was killed and his sister Miss Emma Neppel 68 suf fered severe injuries Friday when the car in which they were rid ing struck a culvert on highway 69 5 miles north of here Miss Neppel was taken to a Fort Dodge hospital The Neppels had visited relatives in Dakota City and Humboldt and had started home when the accident occurred SAME Black tec muni traffic teitb la put 24 hottn HOUSE REJECTS 1948 SOIL FUNDS Adds Million for Current Payments Washington IP The house went through 7 rollcall votes without breaking its deadlock with the senate over the nearbillion dollar agriculture department ap propriation bill for the fiscal year which started July 1 It compromised to the extent of almost on soil con servation payments but stood pat on other major items in dispute as it returned the measure to the senate Saturday to see if that body would yield The house refused to go along with these senateamendments to the bill originally passed by the house in May 1 Providing for fed eral meat inspection by the agri culture department Instead it in sisted that the meat industry foot the bill for inspections by paying fees to federal inspectors 2 Providing for the federal school lunch program in stead of voted by the house 3 Appropriating for farm tenant loans after the house had refused to appropriate any thing 4 Authorizing for conservation payments for 1948 The house voted an additional 562385710 for soil conservation payments for the current fiscal year By a vote of 218170 it added that amount to the it had recommended in May for con servation payments to farmers The senate had voted 000 in conservation benefits in cluding in carryover funds The house applied to the present crop year a limitation on individual soil conservation pay ments 6 Burmese Executive Council Members Die in Terrorist Attack London Aung San deputy chairman of the Burma executive council and 5 other Burmese council ministers were slain Saturday in Rangoon by ter rorists who sprayed the counci chamber wjth machinegun bul lets the British governments Burma office announced The announcement said 5 armed men sprang from a jeep Saturday morning before the council building in Rangoon ran up the steps to the chamber and unloosed a hail of bullets Rangoon itself apparently was under a censorship blackout IN BONDS COULD BECASHEDSOON Senate Approves 85 to 0 Bill Passed by House in Vote of 386 to 0 Washington senate passed and sent to the white house Saturday a bill permitting veter ans to cash worth of terminal leave pay bonds Passage was by a vote of 85 to The bill was passed by the louse 386 to 0 about 2 weeks ago The bonds are held by approx imately 9000000 veterans most of whom are former enlisted men They were issued last year after congress voted to pay enlisted men for unusued leave which they md accumulated in service Offi cers were paid in cash for accrued leave The bill sent to the white house would not cashing of the bonds any time aft er Sept 1 At present the bonds lave a maturity date 5 years from their issuance Previously the senate passed by voice vote and sent to the house another bill to increase living al lowances to veterans attending school under the GI Bill of Rights The living allowance bill would increase subsistence pay as fol lows Single veterans from the pres ent a month to married veterans without children from to married veterans with children from to Senator Taft ROhio told the senate the bill will cost 000 a year but I believe it is jus tified and that it will enable more veterans to continue their educa tion He added There is no doubt whatever that the cost living has increas ed 15 per cent over the cost at the time the present allowances were fixed Taft told the senate that con gress should restudy the onthe job training program which is affected by one of the pending bills Taft said the training pro gram for veterans is subject to tremendous abuse and offers the greatest opportunity for a racket of all GI proposals The bond bill already passed by the house would but not veter ans to cash their terminal leave bonds any time after Sept 1 At present they may not be cashed until 5 years from the date of is sue Other veterans bills on the senate calendar would 1 Renew and liberalize the program under which the govern ment provides new automobiles for amputees The program which expired June 30 included only veterans who have lost a leg The pending bill would cover those who have lost the use of one or more arms or legs or who were blinded This bill also would per mit veterans to pay the difference if they wanted a car costing more than Z Raise the salary ceilings for onthejob training from a month to S200 for single veterans and from to a month for married veterans Subsist ence allowances for these veterans would remain at a mouth for single men and for those who are married Under the onthejob training program the government pays the difference between the salary paid to a veteran and the pay ceiling if the proposed higher scale goes into effect a single veteran making a month for example would be eligible for a month in subsistence allow ance New Yorkers Pass Up Farm for Seashore and Country Cousin Has Vacation at Home By HAL BOYLE New York is a little tale behind the following note from a newspaper society column Mr and Mrs Ronald Chatfield Clutch and their charming chil dren Gloria and Junior have passed up the country this season and are vacationing at Bidea LongWee on the Jersey coast No Mrs Clutch wife of the popular young 43 upandcom ing Manhattan securities salesman wont be able to regale her Park Avenue chums this year with a humorous account of the familys annual summer month on the farm of her husbands odd cousin Eg bert The Clutches changed their plans and left for the seashore after receiving this letter from Egbert Dear Ronald What I have to say in this let ter has nothing to do with the fact the worth of oil stock you sold me a year ago is now cheaper than mail order house wallpaper But if yon and Sandra Ellen and the kids are planning to come here this month as you have for the last 10 years I would like to put it on a sound basis as yon fellows say in the big city I dont want you to think from this that I am still mad at your wife Adeline Mae jokingly calls him The Plague shooting 6 of my best hens with his ahrifle Nor do we really mind that our 4 cows quit giving milk for 3 days last summer after Sandra Ellen and Gloria walked out into the pasture in thensun suits It was worth the milk we lost just to tell that story to our neighbors at the church social after you left And I bear no grudge because our hired man after watching you lie in bed till noon got big ideas and quit me and went to the vil lage to open an insurance business right in the middle of harvest Hes back now No Ronald family ties are strong and you are always wel come But I know it must have been worrying you that we have never accepted any contribution from you toward our household expenses in the 10 summers your family has come here As a matter of fact I dont believe we have been offered a chance to accept So this year I want to relieve you of any embarrassment by suggesting that you pay us the you get for subletting your New York apartment while youre out here Adeline Mae and I will give you the bedrooms as usual as we really never have minded sleeping in the attic during your visits Since food has gone up and farmers have to buy most of their stuff from the stores nowadays I think about a for the be about right for the meals There is also the matter of a repair bill for the tractor Junior ran into the barn I was able to fix the barn myself Incidentally old Dr Mc Thrombis said to tell you that the check you promised him for setting Juniors arm 2 years ago after he fell out of the cherry tree and ruined my only beehive has been lost a long time in the mails If that figure seems pretty high to you for the month here I have another proposition When you first came here 10 years ago our daughter little Trellis Ann wanted to study home economics and marry a boy on the next farm But after listening to Sandra Ellen and Gloria all these sum mers shes decided to go to New York and become a model I know shes bowlcgged and her front teeth never quite straightened out but shes determined So if youll let her go back to New York and bed and board with you for 6 months or so while shes going to a fashion mode school Ill waive any charges for your month here Trellis Ann is such a card She just said Who knows maybe Cousin Gloria wil help me snatch off one of her rich Park avenue beaux what do you say Ron ald Well sure be glad to have you and the family out here again Summer wouldnt be right with out you Your country cousin Egbert So the Park avenue Clutches went to the seashore and the country Clutches had a wonderfu restful vacation from them on th got the corn cared for on time Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair with near maxi mum sunshine through Sunday Warmer Sunday High Sunday 80 to 85 Iowa Fair through Sunday Warmer Sunday High Satur day 7580 low Saturday night 5560 Minnesota Partly cloudy with little change in temperature Saturday night and Sunday Scattered light showers north east portion Saturday night and east central portion Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 68 Mimimum 48 At 8 a m Saturday 65 YEAR AGO Maximum 99 Minimum ;