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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 27, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE 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 WEDNESDAY JULY 27 1949 This Paper Consists Two One No SHED CRUMBLES 9 concrete roof was being poured on a shed at the Union Equity Cooperative exchange in Enid Okla Tuesday when it collapsed Nine work ers were injured when they fell 40 feet to the ground The accident was blamed on a flaw in a steel truss Damage was estimated at Says Truman Favors Small Armed Force Grand Rapids ident Truman according to his military aide favors a small welltrained active military force with the difference made up by reserve contingents Maj Gen Harry H Vaughan quoted the president at a news conference here Tuesday night to bulwark his own stand The mili tary aide contended that during times of reduced expenditures em phasis should be put on the re serve program The president said Gen Vaughan believes that you can get more for your defense dollar by training the reserve Gen Vaughan came here to at tend the national convention of the reserve officers association The generals remarks came at a news conference scheduled hast ily Tuesday night after a previous announcement that none would be held Newspapermen made repre sentations for a conference to Gen Vaughan after he apparently be came miffed over a reporters questioning in a brief interview at the airport here A reporter for the Grand Rap ids Herald asked him about 5 percenters in Washington and the medals on his uniform Gen Vaughan cut short the interview by telling the newsman not to be stupid Election of 4 Senators Is Upheld by Senate Committee Washington senate rules committee Wednes day upheld the election of 4 senators from West Virginia Texas Oklahoma and Michigan whose seating had been con ested Committee Counsel Turner Smith said the committee ac ion is final in the Texas contest between Senator Johnson and his defeated opponent former Governor Coke Stevenson and in the Oklahoma mary contest involving Sen ator Kerr and Gomer Smith democrats Algona Reports 325 Inch Rain Des Moiiies More good rains fell at scattered Iowa points Tuesday and Tuesday night with Algona reporting a fall of 325 inches Warm and humid weather hung on in the state however and the weather bureau said it would con tinue through Thursday with more occasional thundershowers likely Iowas highest temperature Tuesday was 94 at Burlington anc the low Tuesday night was 65 a Onawa The community of Mallard meanwhile reported the heavies single downpour recorded in the state this summer Mallard had j deluge Monday night which mea sured inches The committee recommended ienate adoption of its findings in he contests involving Senator Kilgore DW and Tom Sweeney republican dating from he 1946 general election and in he Michigan contest involving Senator Ferguson R and former Rep Frank Hook Smith explained committee ac ion is final in the Texas and Ok ahpma contests since no formal petitions were filed Johnson de eated Stevenson by the close margin of 87 votes in the 1948 jrimary Complaints were filed individual residents of that state Complaints by individual citizens also were filed in the KerrSmith contest in Oklahoma in which Kerr won in the 1948 runoff primary In the West Virginia contest growing out of the 1946 general election Sweeney charged vote buying and other irregularities In the Michigan contest hook complained of voting irregulari ties and miscounting of ballots after Senator Ferguson was de clared the winner in the 1948 gen eral election BROWN TRIAL TO BE SEPT 1 Marshalltown for Brown Tulsa Okla will stand trial Sept 19 in connection with the hitchhike slaying of William Muldoon Mason City on June 6 Judge B O Tankersley set the date for the trial Wednesday Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy warm and humid Wednesday night and Thursday with occasional afternoon or evening thunder showers Low Wednesday night 68 to 72 High Thursday 84 to Okay Million Loan to Oliver Chicago loan agreement under which Oliver Corporation borrowed from an in surance company has been ap proved by its board of directors This was announced Tuesday by Alva W Phelps president o Oliver makers of farm machinery He said the loan bears per cen interest and is due July 1 1969 Half of the proceeds Phelps said were used to pay off in bank loans due Nov 1 1956 and the balance to increase workin capital The firm announced an extr dividend of 50 cents and a regu ar quarterly dividend of 50 cent n common stock both payable Aug 25 to holders of record Aug 5 88 degrees Iowa Partly warm cloudy continued and humid Wednesday night and Thursday with scat tered afternoon or evening thun dershowers Low Wednesday night 7075 Minnesota Occasional scattered showers or thundershowers Wednesday night and Thurs day No decided temperature change in IN MASON CITY GIobeGazetta weather for the J4 hours ending at 8 am Wed nesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Wednesday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 83 70 74 44 88 5ft Mil Confer VVith Larson on Rent Issue Des Moines William Beardsley said Wednesday he vould take no further action re arding rent decontrol until he las conferred with Attorney Gen ral Robert L Larson Two requests to decontrol rents lave been made to the governor The governor approved the pe ition of Lone Tree to decontrol ents there The other request came from Council Bluffs and j o v e r nor Beardsley previously lad said he would appoint an in vestigator to study the rental sit Win Farm Victory on Foreign Aid Final Test on Surplus Purchase Will Come Later Washington of a move to force the economic co operation administration to spend for surplus Amer ican farm products in the Euro pean recovery program won a firstround victory in the senate Wednesday The initial test on the hotly dis puted amendment of Senator Mc Clellan DArk came on a tech nical parliamentary question and gave a 54 to 32 vote edge to back ers of the proposal A final decision will come later when the amendment itself which would require the army to spend an additional on sur plus farm goods is voted on The senate accepted without a fight the 10 per cent cut in re covery funds voted by the approp riations committee The amend ment to the housepassed bill was approved by voice vote In approving a 10 per cent re duction the senate voted to pro vide for the eco nomic cooperation administra tion for the year which began July 1 The house voted 470000 with authority to spend it in 10i months if necessary In addition the senate bill con tains another in loan authority for aiding Europes re covery That item comes up for action later After approving the overall ap priation figure the senate moved into a major battle over the pur chase of worth of surplus American farm products in the foreign aid program Economic CoOperation Admin istrator Paul Hoffman has told senators the vote on this issue may decide the success or failure of the European recovery program in the coming year Acheson for Delay on Arms Judgment To Go Before House Group on Thursday Secretary of State Says Congressmen Seem Misinformed Washington of State Acheson appealed to a balk ing congress Wednesday to sus pend judgment on the 000 foreign arms aid bill until all the evidence is in Acheson told a news conference that points raised on the program by several members of congress are sound in theory but that they talked in the facts a misapprehension of British Make Request for More Marshall Plan Funds Paris critical dollar shortage has ex ploded into an economic crisis for all the Marshall plan coun tries The unexpected British request for more American aid than had been tentatively allotted to her broke like a bombshell among other countries This was especially true since the others had become resigned to a slash in available funds Leaders of the democratic party in the United States congress agreed Tuesday to an appropria tion of about 16 per cent below what the European countries had hoped to receive One French official said Tues day the British request could break the Marshall plan wide open uation there Last Monday a district court udge in Chicago held the federal act which gave a state gov ernor the authority to approve or disapprove local decontrol peti ions was illegal In view of the Monday ruling Governor Beardsley said he would not even appoint an investigator for Council Bluffs until he had discussed the situation with the attorney general Contract Signed at Indiana Oliver Plant South Bend Ind senatives of the CIO United Farm Equipment Workers union and Oliver Corp Wednesday signed a new 2year contract which did not include a wage increase Local No 112 of the UFEWCIO however won improved insur ance benefits to be financed by the company 3 week vacatipns after 15 years service 6 paid holi days and seniority rights after 90 days service Lewis Spurns Extension of Contract White Sulphur Springs W Va John L Wednesday rejected an offer of northern and western soft coal operators for a 2year extension of his present contract in exchange for dropping the 3day work week The mine owners offered to give Lewis the same terms and condi tions until March 31 1951 These include a provision that the miners work only when they are able and willing The union described the offer as ridiculous With the rejection of theop erators offer negotiations be tween United Mine Workers and the northern and western soft coal men recessed until Aug 11 Similar contract talks with the Southern Coal Producers associa tion were recessed Tuesday at Bluefield W Va until Aug 10 George H Love president of the Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal company and chief spokesman for the northwest group said they still consider the old contract in force until Aug 14 That was be cause on June 14 Lewis gave them the 60day notice required by the TaftHartley act before terminat ing a contract Evidently referring to the sug gestion of Senator Vandenberg that only an interim plan should be adopted now Acheson said it is a good idea to have an interim program To Appear Thursday But he declared that is exactly what the administration has pro posed The evidence of which Acheson spoke will be presented to con gress beginning with his appear ance before the house foreign af fairs committee Thursday Discussing that appearance the secretary refused to answer di rectly a reporters inquiry as to whether the United States govern ment has information that the Russians are actively preparing for war Loaded Question Acheson said that was what he called one of those loaded num bers If he replied yes the reporters would make a lot out of that he said and if he replied no they would make a lot out of that so his decision was to make no com ment at all in direct response He did say that all the informa tion the department has on the Russian situation will be placed at the disposal of congress But he declared emphatically that it will not contain any hush hush or frightening stuff An American economist com mented that the other European nations will never stand for it the British The British request was trans mitted Saturday in a secret note to the organization for European economic cooperation This is the organization which splits up the Marshall plan funds Contents of the note leaked out to the press Tuesday The British said revised calcu lations showed the sterling area would have a dollar deficit of 547000000 for the year starting July 1 It implied that Britain would need that much dollar aid or would have to cut its imports and undergo a drop in living standards For 19481949 Britain received When the requests originally were submitted for 194950 Britain estimated she would need She pointed out that this was a 10 per cent cut from the previous year AP Wirephoto PICKED FOR FARM POST Kiiox T Hutchinson dirt farm er has been nominated by President Truman as assistant secretary of agriculture Hutch inson runs a 600acre farm near Murfreesboro Tenn Louisiana is the only state whose laws are not based common law on English GETS POLIO TREATMENT Des Moines Mrs Maxine ONeel 32 oC Clarion entered Iowa Lutheran hospital Tuesday night for polio treatment French Assembly Okays Pact After Fist Fighting Paris North Atlantic treaty was approved Wednesday by the French national assembly The pact now needs only the ap proval of the French and Dutch upper houses of parliament before it goes into effect The French assembly approval was by a vote of 395 to 189 It came after an allnight session marked by heated debate which at one point boiled over into fist fighting between communists and rightists The treaty provides that it will come into force as soon as the ratifications of the majority of the signatories including Belgium Canada France Luxembourg The Netherlands Britain and the United States are deposited This means that only final action by the French and Dutch upper houses is awaited Military Chiefs to Go to Europe Washington United States military high command will fly to Europe Friday to discuss the arms aid program with the mil itary chiefs of the Atlantic Pact nations The national military establish ment said the commanders of the army navy and air force will dis cuss matters of mutual interest including the proposed military organization under the North At lantic Pact with the military chiefs of European signatory na tions of the pact and will acquaint themselves with current condi tions in Europe They also will gain firsthand information on the status of United States forces in Europe the announcement said The 3 military General Omar Bradley Admiral Louis Denfeld and Air Force General Hoyt S Vandenberg make up the joint chiefs of staff They will appear before con gressional committees considering the military assistance program on Friday before taking off They will visit Frankfurt London Par is and Vienna before returning in about 10 days Iowa Leads Nation in Sealed Corn Washington leads all of the states in the amount of corn it has under seal Of 532574190 bushels of sur plus 1948crop corn under gov ernment price support programs by June 30 Iowa had 191636000 bu shels under price support the agriculture department reported yesterday The total amount under seal for the nation was valued at about The largest amount ever before put under similar programs was 302000000 bushels of 1939crop corn The government is offering a storage fee of 10 cents a bushel to farmers who reseal their 1948 instead of turning it over to the government when the loan or pur chase agreement is due However the agriculture de partment expects to take delivery on a considerable quantity of this corn With storage space already for 45000000 bushels the depart ment has asked for bids on bins capable of storiqg 100000000 bu shles Some department experts be lieve however that the depart ment will have to buy even more storage bins than the 100000000 bushel capacity Mrs FDRs Letter Is Made Public Denies Spellmans Accusations of Bias Against Church Hyde Park N Y JP Mrs Franklin D Roosevelt denying any bias against the Roman Catholic church said Wednesday she would continue to stand for the things in our government I think are right She made the statements in a letter to Francis Cardinal Spell man who assailed her last Friday in a letter for a record of anti Catholicism xxx unworthy of an American mother I assure you wrote Mrs Roosevelt that I have no sense of being an unworthy American mother The final judgment my dear Cardinal Spellman of the worthiness of all human beings is in the hands of God The controversy stemmed from Mrs Roosevelts opposition to fed eral aid to parochial schools Cardinal Speliman said Mrs Roosevelt aligned herself with backets of the Barden bill in her June 23 column and 2 others The Barden bill would permit federal aid only to public schools Mrs Roosevelt mentioned Cardinal Spellmans opposition to the Bar den bill in her column No Reply In New York a secretary to the cardinal said there was no immedi ate reply In his letter of last Fri day the cardinal said I shall not again publicly acknowledge you Mrs Roosevelt wrote the card Justice Murphy Leaves No Estate Detroit late Associate Justice Frank Murphy of the U S supreme court left only his good will his brother said Wed nesday Recorders Judge George Mur phy said the late jurist left only a small amount of personal prop erty and made no will Murphy said his brother who earned annually had devoted his lift to public service rather than amassing a fortune 12YearOld Drowns in Mississippi River Burlington Kenneth For rester 12 drowned in the Missis sippi river Tuesday night when a Salvation Army swimming party boat swamped and overturned near OConnell island north of here Eight other youngsters in the flatbottomed rowboat which was being towed at the end of a 40 foot rope by a launch were res cued by members of a nearby pic nic party Ristine Quits at Mt Pleasant Mt Pleasant Leonard P Ristine for 13 years head of the Mt Pleasant state hospital for the insane has resigned that po sition Dr Ristine announced Tuesday his resignation effective July 31 He said he had accepted a posi tion with the Topeka Kans state hospital I am not leaving because of any dissatisfaction here the su perintendent said The present setup in Iowa is good However there is a better situation at To peka and I cant refuse it A former University of Iowa track and crosscountry runner Dr Ristine was superintendent of the Cherokee state hospital prior to assuming his position as head of the institution here Appoints Pair to Cosmetology Board Des Moines William S Beardsley Wednesday made 2 appointments to the state board of cosmetology examiners to fill vacancies caused by resignations on the 3member board The governor said he had no comment on the resignations of Mrs Nina Schneider of Council Bluffs and Mrs Mae Davenport of Glidden The 2 women said they signed because the governor did not consult the board in arranging appointment of Mrs Helen Ver non of Des Moines as new execu tive secretary of the board The new appointees are Mrs Bernice Wickard of Des Moines and Mrs Inga Jepson of Clinton Mrs Jepson is a previous member of the board The 3rd member is Mrs Alice Graf of Stuart inal I have no intention of attack ing you personally nor of attack ing the Roman Catholic church but I shall of course continue to stand for the things in our gov ernment which I think are right They may lead me to be in op position to you and to other groups within our country but I shall always act as far as I am able from real conviction and from honest belief Federal Aid Advocate In her reply Wednesday Mrs Roosevelt declared I have never advocated the Barden bill nor any other specific bill on education now before the congress I believe however in federal aid to educa tion Mrs Roosevelt said in her let ter I believe that there should be freedom for every child to be ed ucated in his own religion In public schools it should be taught that the spiritual side of life is most important I should be happy if some agreement could be reached on passages from the Bible and some prayer that could be used The real religious teaching of any child must be done by his own church and in his own home Equality Question Cardinal Spellman stating that Americas Catholic youth fought equally with those of all other faiths in the recent war asked in his letter to the late presidents widow Would you deny equality AP Wirephoto SAD DAY IN of a Washington bank including a uniformed guard stand outside weeping Tuesday after an employe accidentally tripped a release on a tear gas bomb intended to foil burglars Five Passenger Cars Derailed Alma Fla cars of the northbound FloridatoChicago train the Southland were derailed here early Wednesday when a switch was thrown accidentally as the train passed over it No one was seriously injured Bill Burns yardmaster for the Atlantic coast line railroad at nearby Thomasville Ga said the derailed cars included 4 Pullman cars and a diner KILLED IN CAR WRECK Denison Miller 23 of Omey 111 was injured fatally Tuesday when the car in which she was riding ran off the high way near here The accident oc curred 3i miles east of Denison on highway 30 SAME Black fU J4 to these Catholic boys Dur ing the war years you visited the hospitals in many countries Then how is it that your own heart was not purged of all preju dices by what you saw these our sons suffer Mrs Roosevelt replied I have never visited hospitals and asked or thought about the re ligion of any boy in any bed I have never in a military ceme tery had any different feeling about the graves of the boys who lay there It is not my wish to deny chil dren anywhere equal rights or benefits It is however the deci sion of parents when they select a private or denominational school whether it be Episcopal Wesleyan Jewish or Roman Cath olic NEW EDUCATION BILL INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS Washington house republicans Wednesday brought out a new and limited aidtoedu cation proposal minus parochial school limitations which have been the target of Catholic de nunciation Introducing the bill in the house were Reps Morton who first disclosed the idea Kearru and Werdel Cal The bill contains strict prohib itions agains federal control of education and would lesve un disturbed the relations existing between the states and private and parochial schools V t n ;