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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 17, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CF H I I T H Y ANS A i N v E Pnm MM Oniud Pm rull Ltued THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIOftS HOME EDITION GREATER MASON CITY DAYS June 192021 centi Cop MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 17 Ulis Paper Consists of Two One Old Sol Peeks at North Iowas Queens THOUSANDS ATTEND BAND FESTIVAL House Killsjjjx Slash Bill by 2 Vote Margin TAKE ROLL CALL TWICE TO MAKE SUREOF BALLOT Defeat of GOP Measure Stops Any Chance of Tax Relief ThU Year Washington a 2 vote margin the house Tuesday sus tained President Trumans veto of the republican in come tax reduction bill This killed any chance of tax relief this year The by an un usual double roll 268 to override and 137 to uphold the president The party breakdown on the voting showed that 35 democrats joined 233 republicans in favor of Iowas Vote Washington IP Iowas 8 members of the house of repre sentatives all republicans voted unanimously Tuesday to over ride President Trumans veto of the tax reduction bill overriding Voting to uphold were 2 republicans 134 democrats and 1 minor party Vito Marcantonio Alp N Y If Hull of Wisconsin and Ander sen of Minnesota had cone along with the rest of their GOP col leaeues the veto would hmve been overridden They were the only republicans who voted agniiut the bill With 405 members voting 270 twothirds would have been necessary to override the veto The fateful decision came after perhaps the tensest balloting ses sion since 1940 when the house voted peacetime draft law bya single vote A bill must be passed by a two thirds majority of both the house and senate to be enacted over a veto Since the house failed to override the senate will not even take a vote After the first roll call in the house Tuesday Speaker Joseph W Martin announced the vote as 268 for overriding and 137 against He said the veto was sustained But Republican Leader Charles A Halleck immediately demanded a recapitulation The clerk of the house then went through the list again to check each vote The recheck showed no changes from the vote as original ly announced Martin apparently sensing that defeat was imminent for the GOP bill told reporters a few minutes before the balloting that this will be the last say on taxes this year He said the republicancon trolled congress may have to wait until there is a republican presi dent before trying to do anything further about reducing taxes But Mr Truman promised Mon day in vetoing the bill that he would recommend the right kind Coronation of 47 Queen Climax of 9th Annual Event Sec Pictures Stories on Page 2 and 13 With the 9th North Iowa band festival parade success fully concluded thousands of visitors in Mason City Tuesday looked forward to the climax of the event at the evening festivities crowning of Miss North Iowa of 1947 Speculation as to which one of the 45 candidates would win the coveted honor Rained momentum throughout the day as spectators had their first glimpse of the contestants in the parade and another chance to choose as the girls paraded across the stage in Central park during the afternoon EarJy morning showers throughout much of North Iowa failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the teenagers to whom the day is dedi cated The parade started in a drizzle rain but the queens smiled through it and before the march was ended the sun came through to smile back at them The youngsters and their chaperoncs began arriving by bus and car in the early morning HERE THEY stretched for a good look at the start of the parade Immedi ately after the national guard colors came Karl Elman Thurman and Mary Evelyn Thurman national champion twirlers from Brookfield Mo then the Mason Cityhigh school band fol GlobeGazette Photo lowed by the reigning queen Marilyn Fowler of Greene Miss North Iowa of 1946 of tax legislation at the right time Republicans have said that the right time for Mr Truman would be elec tion year The defeat Tuesday was a bit ter pill for the republicans who had made income tax reduction a major party promise in the 1946 congressional elections It came as something of a sur prise too inasmuch as GOP lead ers felt least until just before the roll they had enough votes to override the president But even if they had succeeded in the house the senate had been expected to sustain the president and that would have killed the bill Wednesday instead of Tues day It was the first time in the na tions history that a president has vetoed a tax reduction bill and thus the first time that congress has sustained his judgment House Passes Extension of Rent Control Washington house ac cepted Tuesday a joint congres sional committees recommenda tions on the terms of a measure tc extend rent control until Feb 29 1948 The action came on a standing vote of 163 to 73 after the house by a standing tally of 114 to 87 rejected a move to send the mea sure back to a housesenate con ference committee for further study The legislation now goes to the senate Included in the bill is a con troversial provision permitting a 15 per cent hike in rents when landlords and tenants voluntar ily get together in good faith and agree to the boost in exchange for a lease through 1948 The measure also would free building materials from controls except for amusement and rec reational construction Rent controls would expire au tomatically June 30 unless con gress point which Rep Monroney DOkla made in terming the bill thoroughly bad but adding that he was going to vote for it June Haver to Divorce Mate After 2 Weddings Hollywood Blaming in compatibility for causing their separation only 3 months after their marriage Actress June Hav er 21 has announced she shortly will file suit for divorce from Musician Jimmy Zilo 23 They were married in Las Vegas Nov March 9 and were remarried here 2 weeks later The word apron evolved from the old cloth French word for table SAME Buck flit traffic dttifc tn pttt 24 bottr Iowa Supreme Bench Upholds Gas Tax Law Des Moines of the A entire Iowa gasoline tax law in Vy Band Festival Grand Finale Regular stadium seats reserved fo visiting bands and their chap erons Bleachers for public 01 north west and south sides Platform for bands queens vis iting notables on north end o field visiting bands gather or baseball field to the east p field opens to public p entry of the visiting bands p of the twirlers majors majorels directed by the Thurmans They form a lane through which will enter at p The candidates for queen of the festival and theii hostesses and the color guarc and the colors for a moment o silence dedicated to the heroes of our history and The Star Spangled by the Chamber Choristers the Cham bers male glee club direction Steve Hobson which will fol low immediately with 2 num bers p twirling demon stration p high school band in marching demonstra tion p Elman Thurman and Mary Evelyn Thurman twirling exhibition p high school band in marching demonstration p crowning of the festival queen as Miss North Iowa In this ceremony all girls are introduced and presented gifts findings of the judges are announced and the queen is crowned p band numbers directed by Dr Frank Simon noted American bandmaster Military Escort Bennett Thundered MarchSousa American BoyWells Officer of the DayHall Star Spangled Banner DamroschSousa ROCKWELL TRIPLETS AT FESTIVALThe Rockwell triplets right Jene Jerry and Jay Hmrichs were among the 2000 band members who attracted attention in the festival parade Tuesday Norwegian Garrison on Spitzbergen Will Leave Oslo Norwegian gar son on Siptzbergen the Arctic cean island above the northern ip of Norway will be withdrawn efore the end of 1947 Defense Minister Jens Christian Hauge told the Storting parlia ment Monday night that mili tary forces are serving no purpose p there during peacetime Russia raised the suggestion of oint SovietNorwegian defense or Spitzbergen last year but l Norway did not agree Auto Shoves Man Into Window Charles Webster about 23 Charles City suffered severe injuries to both legs and minor cuts during the noon hour Mon day when he was pushed through a plate glass window by a car he was admiring in a showroom when it was inadvertently put into mo Webster was rushed in a dazed condition o a hospital by Dr B V Anderson Greene who had called at the Knipschicld Motor Sales for delivery of a new Studebaker car Dr Anderson got into the while he was waiting for last minute minor checkups and stepped on the starter garage em ployes said When he did so the car jumped ahead and pushed Webster who had been standing in front of it through the window coming to a halt after a front wheel had cleared the window ledge floor about 2i feet above the The extent of Websters injur ies was not immediately learned He is employed by the Adrian Im plement company and is married eluding the 4th cent of tax levied by the 1945 legislature for cities and towns was upheld Tuesday by the Iowa supreme court The tribunal in a unanimous decision written by Justice John Mulroney affirmed Johnson County District Judge H D Evans in dismissing a suit brought by Stanley W Plank Kalona imple ment dealer Plank challenged the entire gas tax law after the supreme court had ruled last July in the L V Carlton case that the tax increase from 3 to 4 cents was constitu tional Tuesdays decision ruled out Planks contention that the gas tax was a levy on property and pointed to a 1934 U S supreme court ruling that it was an excise tax The law has been amended since 1934 but it general character has not been changed since then the opinion said Another of Planks contentions was that the tax was illegal be cause it amounted to taking tax money from one district and using it in another The opinion described this argu ment as unsound Plank also had challenged the provision of the 1945 4th cent law on grounds that the state treas jrer was authorized to pay in formers rewards for reports of violations The decision said payment of such rewards was part of the ad ninislrative expense of collecting he tax and did not violate the 1942 constitutional amendment re quiring that all motor vehicle rev enues be used solely for road pur poses Silver tea caddies duced into England reign of Queen Ann were intro during the FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with thunder showers or showers occurring Tuesday night and Wednesday ending late Wednesday after noon Cooler Wednesday night Low Tuesday night 5860 High Wednesday about 80 Iowa Cloudy with scattered local showers Tuesday night ending in west by noon Wednesday and in east early Wednesday night Cooler Wednesday afternoon Low Tuesday night 58 north to 62 south High Wednesday 80 to 88 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook The mean temperature will av erage 3 to 5 degrees above the state normal of 70 degrees in southern and western Iowa and near normal the remainder of slate Cooler late Wednesday and Thursday Warmer western sec tions Friday and all sections Saturday Little change Sunday Precipitation will average near onehalf inch occurring as gen eral showers Wednesday and scattered thunder showers Sat urday Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness Tuesday night and Wed nesday Occasional showers in south portions Tuesday night and in south and east portions Wednesday morning Cooler Wednesday afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 74 Minimum 57 At 8 a m Tuesday 65 Precipitation 151 YEAR AGO Maximum fls Minimum 70 the first musicians to show up being those from Cresco Others followed soon after and grey skies couldnt hold back the smiles of the visitors Three motorcycle policemen from the Masbn City force led the way down Federal avenue prompt ly at 11 a m followed by the National Guard color bearers Next came the Thurmans national champion twirlers immediately before the Mason City high school band First float was that of the Chamber of Commerce sponsors of the festival carrying the throne of the festival queen on which sat Miss Marilyn Fowler Miss North Iowa of 194fi who will assist at the coronation of her successor Tuesday evening Then followed the first of this years candidates Miss Wellsburg and the other candidates in the reverse order of the alphabet each at the head of her high school band The parade stretched well over 2 miles long with the early ones among the 113 units reaching the finishing point before the last units began the 12 block march The Junior Chamber of Com nerce responsible for marshaling he parade received favorable omment from the crowd both for he fact that the march got under way exactly on time and also for he steady flow of the units The day got under way at 7 a n so far as music was concerned Tirst on the scene were the men of the Iowa division of the Na ional Association of Fife and 3rum corps Including the oldest musicians of any organization in he parade they nevertheless were playing on Federalavenue before any of the visiting high school ag regations arrived The fife and drum corps includ d members from Corydon Des Moines Charilon Russell and Icar Lake as well as Mason City o it also had the distinction of lavingmembers come the farthest distance Only band forced to cancel out the parade was the one rom Anamosa which started out or Mason City at 5 a m and ailed at from Manchester to eport they were on the way At they called again however and reported that the band had been forced to turn back having encountered high water and fear ing that they would be cut off and unable to return home in the eve ning Plymouth and Rock Falls led off with the concerts in Central park starting at followed by the St Anssar band First marching bands were Nashua and Monroe junior high of Mason City which helped o while away the time for those waiting for the parade to start The Thurmans drove in from Brookfield Mo just after mid night They reported having driven through rainstorms so heavy that vision was practically obscured Besides Karl Elman Thurman and Mary Evelyn Thur man the champion twirlers who are scheduled to lead the grand entrance to Roosevelt field at First special appearance for the queen candidates after the parade was the one scheduled at 2 oclock in Central park Concerts on the special stage there also were scheduled to continue throughout the afternoon with the Monona Marble Rock Blairsburg Hum boldt and Clear Lake bands on the program In addition Hamp ton Rudd and Kicster Minn bands were scheduled to play over KGLO Climax of the day of course is the evening program at Roose velt field where 5000 bleacher seals were set up to accommodate the expected crowd in addition to the 2000 band members and their chaperones in he permanent sta dium seats The stadium is to be opened at 6 and the program starts at including the coronation of the queer and a massed band concert ;