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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 3, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME iif i T 4 M Y A N v A I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION UJlllI VOL LIU Asfodited Pnu ind United PICB Full Lcucd Onto i Copyl MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 3 1S47 This Paper Consists of Two One No 201 TAX SLASH BILL GOES TO TRUMAN INDIAN LEADERS ACCEPT BRITISH PARTITIONPLAN India Will Be Divided Between Moslems and Others in New Setup New Delhi Indian leaders advised the viceroy Tues day they would divide the vasl country between Moslems and nonMoslems and take over power trim the British as peacefully as they knew how This would mean the creation ol 2 nations each among the largest in the world in population But in resources it meant the creation of one relatively powerful nation composed mostly of Hindus and one far less powerful nation con taining the vast hulk of the Mus lem population of India Leaders of the major Indian po litical parties declared over a na tional radio hookup Tuesday night the plan was unsatisfactory but was the best available solution They appealed for a cessation of the bloody civil strife the past 10 months between Hindus and Moslems Congress party leader Jawahar lal Nehru vice president of the interim government Moslem league president M A Jinnah and the Sigh leader Sardar Baldev Singh spoke in that order after Lord Mountbatten the viceroy had addressed the millions of India on the plan Leaders of both major political factions had yet to submit their agreements to their huge party memberships for approval But the leadership of both the allIndia national congress party and the Moslem league has been so pow erful in recent years that all rec ommendations have been ap approved with little difficulty The unity preserved by British troops and civil officials for more than 100 years thus was brought near an end with the acceptance of divisions as the only means by which power could be transferred from the king to the Indian peo ple Under the independence plan there will be a temporary period of dominion status with a British governorgeneral undoubtedly Lord Mountbatten the viceroy acting as technical head of each state while the problems div iding the subcontinent and dense population are started toward so lution Some politicians predicted that when tempers and tension were calmed both the Hindu state and the Moslem state might ask to re main in the British Common wealth on a par with Canada Aus tralia and the other dominions But leaders of the 2 opposed factions who in the past have fought the British as hard or hard er than each other have indicated that when the British were ready to quit in June of 1948 the In dians would be ready to have them quit While the Hindus and Moslems of Britishcontrolled India had agreed to divide the princely states which contained almost half of the countrys territory stood by largely as spectators But their fate was inevitably linked with the decision of the major party leaders Except for perhaps 3 stars none had the resources or the promise of stability which W9uld permit them to carry on independent existences after the British with drew their protection Never Too Old Kansas City have about as much fun as the kids riding a miniature train in Swope park The city council learned Mon day night that 100041 tickets for children had been sold in 1946 For the same period there were 79182 tickets for adults Accident Injuries Are Fatal for Woman 62 Chariton J A Coons 62 died in a hospital here Sunday of injuries suffered in an auto ac cident on highway 34 near Albia May 18 Her husband was killed in the accident and 10 other persons were injured SAME BUck muni trifflo death In put Si period Police Play Nursemaid to 14 Heifers After Night Roundup Hastings Minn Hastings police department was nurse maid Tuesday to H Guernsey heifers and if their owner doesnt show up pretty soon they may be turned into juicy steaks Under the watchful eye of the law the heifers were grazing on slim pickings in a nearby pasture and they had better stay put they have caused enough trouble already Officers and a good share of the townsmen went on a round up with all the trimmings Monday night in corraling the mysterious herd which suddenly popped up out of nowhere Eventually believing that pas tures were greener elsewhere they descended on the spacious garden of Fred Nearing and Tuesday Nearing made plans to replant the garden The roundup intermingled with cuss words some rock throwing and a few wellplaced kicks final ly ended about midnight after half of the town joined in the chase Police could not locate their owner but said he had better make an appearance pretty soon The heifers were doing no good and with water and grass low the local constabulary was not sure how long it would be before they would attempt to wander else where Hell said one cop If we could only milk them it wouldnt be so bad UN Committee Ignores USSR Warning on Atomic Decision Working Group Passes Over Russian Proposal for Convention on Bjtn Lake Success a Russian warning that a decisibn must be made sooner or later the working committee of the United Nations atomic energy commis sion passed over Tuesday without a vote a Russian proposal for a convention prohibiting atomic weapons immediately Andrei A Gromyko soviet rep resentative told the delegates that they must take a vote at some stage on the question of an in ternational convention outlawing the use of atomic weapons which is wrapped up in an amendment now before the working com mittee Gromyko agreed to delaying the decision when he pointed out that most of the delegates had not expressed themselves on the idea Gen A G L McNaughton of Canda pressed Gromyko for just what kind of inspection Russia wanted in an international atomic control setup but Gromyko said he would discuss that later David E Lillienthal chairman of the U S atomic energy com mission told the United Nations Monday this would remain the purpose of his country until in ternational machinery for control was established by the world agency With this warning before them delegates of the U N atomic energy commis sion met to con tinue their ef forts at bringing Russia and the United States into agreement on whether the veto can be used in the security council if a coun try commits an atomic crime The United States is insist ing that the veto must not be used to prevent pun ishment of a yioLILLIENTHAL ator of atomic controls from es caping punishment Russia wants an international atomic control agency to come under the juris diction of the security council where the 5 major powers have he privilege of a veto vote Lilienthal told the commission delegates that their task of chari ng a program for international control was of supreme im portance to the peace of the You can have no jut only interna ional cooperation he declared during a closed session of the commission at which he had been invited to speak Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei A Gromyko was absent xom the session The purpose and firm inten ion of the United States atomic energy commission Lilienthal said is to develop atomic energy and atomic weapons in the United States in such a way as to main tain and increase the preemin ence of the United States in the field of atomic energy and atomic weapons Lilienthal explained that the purposes of the V S group and any international atomic authority were quite different He defined the aim of any worldwide organization as elim ination of national rivalries and dangerous aspects in the devel opment of atomic energy The American people recognize the high importance of having not simply an international agree ment Lilienthal said Taut an international agreement that has some effectiveness and puts an end to national rivalries in the field He told the commission it was struggling with the most difficult problem human Intelligence ever sought to find an answer for During a period of questioning following his statement to the delegatesLilienthal was asked how the veto power over manage ment decisions would effect an international setup Such a rule he declared would be quite impossible in managerial decisions Lilienthal told the delegates that until they have agreed on the purposes functions and kind of a job an international agency is to carry put it is impossible for me to discuss in detail kinds of management organization OOps Boston UR Featherweight Dom Saia of Boston hopped off his stool Monday nightat Boston Garden as the announcer intro duced him to the fight fans and started to peel off his robe to be gin boxing in the opening pre liminary There were shouts from the audience Saia glanced down modestly and discovered he bad neglected to don his trunks Robe clutched around him he hastened to a dressing room amid the crowds catcalls completed dressing and returned to halt his opponent in 2 rounds of a 4 round bout Search for Boy 13 in Raccoon River Adel JP Search continued Tuesday for William Billy Gil lis 13 who is believed to have drowned in the flooded Raccoon river here Monday afternoon Sheriff Evan A Burger said Billy and 4 other boys were at tempting to swim across the swirling stream and that al though no one saw him go under the boy had not been seen since He was the son of Mr and Mrs Fred Gillis of Adel US Plans Another Economic Blow at Red Hungarian Rule Washington United States plans to level another eco lomic blow at the new communistdominated Hungarian government y holding up a exportimport bank credit for raw cotton t was learned Tuesday Secretary of State George C Marshall an exofficio board mem er of the bank has already suspended in credits with which Hungary intended to buy war surplus equipment for industrial and agricultural rehabilitation Marshall said the department is considering the situation which las arisen in Hungary Sources close to the state department expected he United States to protest Russia charging the USSR with engineering the recent coup dtat n Hungary in violation of the armistice terms and the Yalta pact Announcement of the protest nay come Wednesday if Marshall lolds a press conference then The ousting of Hungarian Pre nier Fercnc Nagy in favor of La os Dinnyes who enjoys Russian support was generally regarded in diplomatic circles as turning Hun gary into a Russiandominated communist police state Meanwhile there was the an nouncement Monday that about would be extended within 2 weeks to Iran for equip ping her army and Marshalls promise that Italy which has ousted communists and socialists from her new cabinet will con tinue to get U S aid CLARK ORDERS U S PROBE OF FREIGHT CARS Investigates Violations of AntiTrust Laws by Building Industry Washington Gen eral Clark said Tuesday he has asked a grand jury to investigate alleged violations of the antitrust laws in the railway freight car building industry Clark said in a statement that certain corporations and Individ uals are alleged to have engaged in restraints of trade and viola tions of the antitrust laws but mentioned no names His announcement comes after an acute freight car shortage in the country for many months The justice department said that subpoenas are being issued for the production for a District of Columbia grand jury of certain documents and records of the freight car building companies railroad and car building trade as sociations and others This action Clark said Is the result of investigation by the federal bureau of investigation of complaints that railway freight car building companies have en tered into agreements with each other to fix noncompetitive prices for freight cars built by them for railroads and other purchasers and have allocated prospective railway freight car manufacturing business among the various com panies in the Industry according to percentage quotas assigned to various members of the industry From that investigation it ap pears that 4 freight car building companies have in recent years secured approximately 80 per cent of the freight car building busi ness Congressional committees have conducted lengthy investigations of the shortage of freight cars The testimony ofrailroad offi cials was to the effect that it was due largely to wartime suspension of building of new cars and the heavy strain the war placed on railroad rolling stock They said that since the war cars have been wearing out fast er than they could be replaced In view of the continuing car shortage governmentindustry conferences were held early this year in effort to get production up to 10000 new cars per month Col J Monroe Johnson direc tor of the office of defense trans portation told a news conference last week that the steel industry is more than making good on its promise to deliver sufficient steel to the car builders but that the output of cars is still lagging Johnson said that the railroads which currently have in orders for some 100000 new freight cars would probably get April deliv eries of about 4000 cars Pair Sentenced to Hang for Murder of Father and Son in Robbery Kinsman Kans UR Two young exservicemen who be came itinerant workers after their discharge Tuesday faced execu tion by hanging for the murder of a father and son during a rob bery that yielded Cecil Tate 22 Jacksonville Texas and George P Gumtow 21 Battle Creek Mich pleaded guil ty and were sentenced Monday No date was set for the execution Wilbur W McClelland 60 Qal ista Kans grain elevator opera tor who had given them a job and McClellands son Arnold 35 were slain May 12 with guns bor rowed from them by Tate and Gumtow Vets of 35th Division Plan Reunion to Help Build St Lo Hospital Kansas City of the 35th infantry division Presi dent Harry S Truman among them will reunite here Thursday to relive their war experiences and to help build a hospital for a French town they liberated in World war II All the money they spend for Eun in their first postwar reunion is going into a fund for a new hospital for St Lo the town re captured by the 35th and the breakthrough point of the allied drive out of the Norman peninsula after Bloody Omaha Beach The mayor of St Lo Georges Pierre La Valley flew all the way from Paris to be here for the di visions 3day post mortem of gratitude to the heroic men of the 35th who helped liberate my city from the nazis AT WirepJiolo IOWA TRUCK CRASH KILLS look over the damage caused when a large army semitrailer in a convoy of 38 vehicles crashed into this building in downtown Ottumwa Tuesday morning The driver Alfred Scott 20 Negro soldier from New Orleans La was killed and William Powell 18 Negro soldier from Marietta Ohio was injured Considerable damage was done to the corner building as the truck failed to make a curve Several Highways Closed as Iowa Rivers Overflow Banks 2 8 South of Waterloo Closed by Washout of Culvert and Paving By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Flood conditions were abating at some Iowa points Tuesday but other points prepared for over flows as turbulent waters de posited by torrential weekend rains moved downstream Important Iowa streams on which flood waters remained a menace to lowland areas were the Iowa Cedar lower Des Moines Racoon and Skunk rivers Although the Iowa river was re ceding in the Mfrshalllown area and highway No 14 was open again Iowa City anticipated high water considerably above the flood stage sometime between midnight Tuesday night and and Wednesday noon The Iowa institute of hydraulic research said indications were that highway 218 north of the Iowa City parg bridge would be sub berged and that the river reached a 16foot flood stage it probably would overflow No 6 between Iowa City and Coralville The Iowa highway commission at Ames said Tuesday that only 3 main highways had been report ed as closed These were U S Z18 5 miles south of Water loo closed due to washout of cul vert and 70 feet of paving Traf fice being detoured over 18 miles of surfaced roads between La Porte City and Waterloo U C 63 closed 7 miles north of Traer due to culvert washout Traffic being diverted over a 5 mile gravel detour Iowa 58 closed getween Hudson and Jowa 67 due to bridge wash out Traffic being detoured over U S 63 218 and Iowa 57 The Hock Island the Milwau keeand the Chicago and North Western railroads reported mean while that operating conditions were normal Tuesday following interruptions due to igh water or waschouts at some points over the weekend The weather bureau said that 4 inch rains at Bayard had sent the lower Raccoon river to a crest of 177 feet at Van Meter and that it would continue rising at Des Moines throughout the day The Des Moines river below Des Moines was expected to range from 1 to 3 feet above bankful in the next 3 days At Marshalltown the Iowa riv er had dropped 106 feet since cresting Monday noon but it still remained afoot and a half above a flood stage of 13 feet Marshall town police Monday evacuated Charles Brown an elderly bache lor by boat from his flooded home At Iowa City the anticipated flood was based on heavy rains in the Belle Plaine area which sent the Iowa river to a crest of 165 feet at Belle Plaine Flood stage of the Iowa river at Iowa City is 9 feet At Cedar Rapids the Cedar riv er stage Tuesday morning was 132 feet Only damage reported was a few flooded basements Flood stage there is 13 feet The river still was rising but slowly hief damage at Cedar Rapids came when Little Indian creek went on a rampage and over flowed the golf course Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and warm with Scattered thundershowers Tuesday Wednesday partly cloudy and continued warm Low Tuesday night 55 High Wednesday 7580 Iowa Cloudy and warmer wilh scallered thundershowers Tues day night and Wednesday morn ing Partly cloudy and warmer Wednesday afternoon Low Tuesday night 60 southwest to 53 northeasl High Wednesday 75 to 80 Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook The mean temperature will average near or slightly above the state normal of 67 degrees Warmer most sections Wednesday Cool er Friday and warmer by Sun day Precipilalion will range from aboul one half inch in the northern portion to threequart ers inch in southern Iowa Showers most likely Wednesday and Friday Minnesota Cloudy and warmer Tuesday night with scattered thunder showers Wednesday partly cloudy with early morn ing showers Somewhat warmer east portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 69 Minimum 45 At 8 a m Tuesday 57 YEAR AGO Maximum 63 Minimum 34 Lions Hold TriState Meeting Keokuk Keokuk Lions club was host to a tristate Lions meeting Tuesday with members from Iowa Illinois and Missouri honoring District Governor Gar rett Lenhart of West Des Moines District GovernorElect Charles Frazier Keokuk and Internation al Director H E Johnson Daven port BRITISH ENVOY IN EAGLE GROVE Hopes to Milk Cows and Run Farm Machinery Eagle Grove Inver chapel British ambassador to the United States was vacationing Tuesday on an Iowa farm and he said he hopes to be allowed to rim some farm marchinery and milk some cows The ambassador arrived at the farm of Mr and Mrs Francis Ncwburn late Monday afternoon after a luncheon at Ames Iowa as guest of President Charles E Friley of Iowa Slate college Mon day morning he visited wilh Gov ernor Robert D Blue at the state capitol in Des Moines He is scheduled lo address a public meeting Tuesday night in Eagle Grove Mrs Newburn confirmed Mon day night that he had arrived at the farm but declined to allow a photographer to see him The ambassador also visited the Newburn farm last fall He plans to stay 3 days on this visit Southern Soft Coal Operators and UMW Recess Negotiations Washington sqlt coal operators and John L Lewis United Mine Workers conferred for 2 hours Tuesday on a new con tract and then recessed until Wed nesday Shortly afler Ihe session broke up Conference Chairman Laur ence E Tierney Jr announced the producers would hold a news conference later in the afternoon Lewis is not conferring with the southerners but the union is un derstood to have called for the same wage concessions which he sought from western and northern operators Barbara Britton Is Mother Hollywood Actress Barbara Brillon gave birth to her first child late Monday night a 6 pound 7 ounce boy she and her husband Dr Eugene Czukor named Theodore Brilton Czukor Watchdog House Body Sits in on Probe of Plane Crashes Washington watchdog house committee was set Tuesday to keep congress fully informed on Ihe invesligalion of last weeks tragic air crashes Five members of the house interstate commerce committee were assigned the job of sitting in on the formal investigation by the civil aeronautics board If they arc dissatisfied they may be given the authority to conduct their own probe of the 2 airline crashes in New Tork and Maryland in 95 persons lost their lives Despite assurances by the CAB that the 2 crashes were coinci dental demands for a legisla tive investigation were mounting in congress Rep Robert T Ross RN charged the CAB and the civil aeronautics authority with gross negligence CAB Chairman James M Landis said there was no evidence of safety violations involved ip either crash He summed up the information available to the CAB thus far as indicating that 1 The crash of a United Air lines DC4 which killed 42 people at LaGuardia field last Thursday night was due to an unexpected shift in winds as the plane took off down the norlhsoulh runway 2 The crash of an Eastern Air lines DC4 near Bainbridge Md which killed 53 others the follow in nipht in all probability1 was due lo a structural defect in the tail assembly SENATE CLEARS BLLION CUT IN INCOME LEVY Compromise Measure Fails to Get Vote Necessary to Beat Veto Washington 000000ayear income tax cut cleared the senate Tuesday and leaded for the white house where its late is uncertain The compromise bill worked out by a housesenate committee passed the senate by a 48 to 28 vote short of the twothirds ma jority which would be required to override a veto It won house approval Tuesday 220 to 99 move than the required wothirds But each house would Iowas Vote Washington W Senators Wilson and Hickcnloopcr of Iowa both republicans voted with the majority Tuesday when the senate approved the income tax re duction bill 48 to 28 and sent it to the while house have to run up a twothirds tally to make the bill law over Presi dent Trumans disapproval Some of the democrats opposed to the legislation expect a veto in the next few days Mr Tru man repeatedly has expressed his opposition to a tax reduction this year The measure calls for cuts in individual income taxes ranging from 105 to 30 per cent effective July 1 Before the senate acted Senator Taft ROhio declared that Mr Truman cant ajford to veto the bill The republican policy com mittee chief asserted that such a step would put the chief executive definitely on the side of high taxes and high expenses Taft declared in a statement that all the spenders want to keep the lax receipts up to 000000000 in order to maintain a high standard of government spending The quicker we can revise our sights downward the lower we can keep expenditures Taft said lie added Furthermore the determina tion of lax policy has always been peculiarly the funclion of con gress and the house of represen tatives just as foreign policy is peculiarly the function of the president The president ought not to velo Ihis bill unless he regards it as a dangerous threal lo Ihe war fare of the country which it ob viously is not Truman Talks to Argentina Ambassador Washington resident Truman received Argentine Am bassador Oscar Ivanessivich Tues day and the white house said the chief executive indicated willing ness to consult anew with other American governments on United SlatesArgentine differences Secrelary of State Marshall and Undersecretary Acheson attended the meeting after which the white house issued this statement The Argentine ambassador who has just returned from Argentina reviewed with the president and the secretary of slate the steps which his government has taken and is continuing to take in ful fillment of its commitments un dertaken in the final act of the InlerAmcrican conference on prob lems of war and peace He expressed the view of his government that no obstacle re mained to discussions looking to ward the treaty of mutual assist ance contemplated by the act of Chapultepec The president indicated his willingness to renew the consulta tions with the governments of the other American republics inilialed by the Uniled Stales memorandum of April 1 1946 on this subject The act of Chapultepec called for elimination of nazi influences in this hemisphere The United States has demanded that Argen tina fulfill these cornmilmenls be fore Ihis counlry will negotiate a proposed InterAmerican mutual defense pact Aircraft Firm Founder Dies London Charles Car rick Allom 81 founder of the Gos port Aircraft company died Tues day at Potters Bar Middlesex Allom a promincnl yachlsman Ihrealened lo Ihrash Herbert Morrison govcrnmcnl leader aft er commons debate in 1940 in which Morrison made charges re garding commissions on war con tracts ;