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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 11, 1947, Mason City, Iowa H I S T li 1V A N t A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LEU Associated Pica tnd United Prrai FuU Five Cent Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 11 1947 This Consists of Two One No 129 KEEP CHINA OFF AGENDA OF BIG 4 Mason City Rejects Bond Issue for Lighting L VOTERS ELECT ff CRABBAMENTO SCHOOL BOARD Bond Issue for School Building Is Approved at Garner Mason City school district vot ers reelected Dr George M Crabb and Curtis Amen to the board of directors Monday virtually with out opposition but defeated a 000 bond issue to provide new lighting equipment for Roosevelt baseball field and stadium The bond issue lost by a vote of 867 No to 784 Yes Dr Crabb received 1277 votes and Amen 1197 while only 2 writein votes were cast 1 each for Lester Milligan and Roy Bai ley The total vote was 1678 as compared with 1573 last year when there was a 6man slate for 3 directorships The bond issue was defeated by a vote in which 524per cent of the ballots were against the proposal as compared with the necessary 60 per cent favorable vote for ap proval under Iowa law The proposal received a major ity in only one ward the 3rd Here is the vote by wards Ward Yes No Total 1st150 231 386 2nd225 261 495 3rd 281 233 521 4th 128 142 274 Totals 784 867 1676 In other North Iowa school elections Monday measures re quiring bond issues or special leviescarried in 3 communities andlost in one Voters at Garner favored an bond issue for construct ing equipping additional school facilities Out of 339 votes cast 215 were Yes 124 No At Clarksville a 2J mill levy for 10 years to develop a school build ing fund carried by a vote of 156 Yes and 55 No There were 229 ballots cast A school bond issue at Fayette for building an addition to the present structure including a gymnasium and rooms for classes carried by a 2 to 1 margin At DUmont a 21 mill levy for a reserve building fund was de feated by a margin of 113 to 92 The fund liad been proposed to be used for building an addition to the school at some future time The regular ballot for school director at Dumont contained only the name of H C Allen The term of William Alexander also ex pired but he was not a candidate for reelection Running as stick er candidates Lloyd Faber with 167 votes and Lloyd White 133 votes were elected Allen re ceived but 70 votes In the election for school direc tors at Clarksville D A Davis and Dr E M Mark won over Harold Martin and Paul Voss Mark was reelected Davis Is new on the board For Z places to be filled on the board at Garner Dr C V Hamil ton and Mrs Anna B Williams were elected Scattering votes went to writein candidates At Lake Mills T M Shawhan and John Paulson were reelected opposition Howard Taylor was reelected to the school board at Hayfield for the 2nd term receiving 81 votes with no opposition Rudy Uricfc was elected to succeed Men no Eenhuis by a vote of 48 to 44 Eenhuis has been a member for one year One hundred and fortyeight votes cast at the school elec tion at Whittemore A D Brogan with 70 votes and William Roeber with 51 votes were both reelected There were scattering votes for other names written in Robert Bernatz with 254 votes and Dr R M Dahlquist with 232 defeated the incumbents C N Evanson who received 78 votes and Dr A J Heddington who re ceived 59 at the school election at Decorah E R Haines with no opposition was reelected treasurer At Cresco what had previously appeared to be an election with out contest turned out to be a live ly battle when 2 names that had not been filed for election were written in There were 256 ballots cast compared with an average of 65 in recent years Dale Elwood and Lellis Lowry incumbents were reelected to the 3 year lerm Their opponents were Dr J L Craig and Mrs D E Rathert Only 68 ballots were cast in the election at loxva Falls The only candidate were Mrs E Z Welden and E H Sproat incumbents B Labor Head Attacks Red Party in U S Washington of Labor Schwellenbach Tuesday protested against any recognition of the communist party in this country and its right to elect pub lic officials He told the house labor commit tee that firing communists from positions of leadership In unions doesnt so far enough Why should we recognize the communist party in the United States Schwellenbach asked Why should they be able to elect people to public office and theo retically elect members of con gress The secretary appeared to dis cuss an assortment of bills to change the labor laws He predict ed that strikes will be drastically curbed this year but said some of the proposals before the com mittee might promote industrial chaos and strife instead Whats wrong with giving em ployers the right to fire commun ists or subversive individuals Rep Landis RInd remarked Theoretically Schwellenbach said I agree with you entirely He recited difficulties he said the government has in pinning down communist charges against its own workers even when the FBI presents a case to the depart ment involved He said 6 people have been dis charged by the labor department but that it is almost impossible to learn when a man is a communist One of the first things a com munist learns he said is to deny he is one Now when the U S government cant find out The secretary said he doesnt see why unions should be singled out to expel communists when it is possible for the party to elect members to congress IOWAN HELD FOR MURDER OF WIFE Ottumwa Man Pleads Innocent to Charge Ottumwa IP Lee Ninemire 32 Ottumwa ice cream plant em ploye was held without bond after pleading innocent to a first degree murder charge in police court Tuesday Ninemire was arrested by police in the death pi his wifeDelores Ninemire 30 in a tavern Monday night Second degree murder charges were filed at the time but were changed to first degree Tuesday after a post mortem examination Coroner Gor don Traul said death was due to a cerebral hemhorrage Chief of Police Charles Kapp said Ninemire admitted striking the woman A few minutes later a doctor pronounced her dead Kapp said the couple had argued over financial matters after having been in the tavern for several hours Kapp said the defendant re quested and was granted permis sion to kiss his wife before her body was removed to a morgue for the autopsy Sheriff Weds Deputy Greenville m was a flurry of eyebrow raising when Sheriff David E Blankenship an nounced he had married one of his deputies All was well when he explained his bride was 21 yearold Delores I Meskie an of fice deputy SAME fWhlte flBg muni no traffic death In put t4 hour L Johnson was reelected treas urer At the election in Bradford Jake Miller was elected director for 3 years to succeed Nelson Lord Irwin Jepson and Lowell See liger defeated A L Riley and J P Snyder for 2 offices as school director at New Hampton Six hundred and eight ballots were cast H W David was unopposed for the vacancy created by the resignation of Robert A Moor head Snyder and Riley both served more than 2 terms HOUSE REFUSES TO KILL DRY BEER MEASURE Iowa Representatives Turn Deaf Ear on Plea for Delay in Debate Des Molnes house de feated 62 to 38 Tuesdaya motion to kill the senateapproved dry beer bill The motion was made by Rep M F Hicklin RWapello and under house rules could not be debated Hicklins motion came a short time after Rep Gene Poston D Corydon had taken the floor in behalf of the senate measure which the house voted to substitute for its own similar beer bill The house turned a deaf ear to a plea of Rep W R Fimmen R Bloomfield for a delay so mem bers could study a proposed com promise he drafted Monday at the request of a group of house mem bers Fimmen then preesnted the compromise as an amendment and debate on the alternative proposal proceeded Rep Fred Schwengel RDaven who said he also had amend ments he wished the house to con sider formally moved for a delay until Wednesday but the motion was rejected 6733 Poston chief sponsor of the sen ateapproved bill described it as a middle of the road measure for which there was an insistent public demand The house galleries were lilled with the largest crowd to hear a debate this session The bill which Poston cham pioned would give city councils discretion in issuing beer permits would divorce beer and food would ban rural taverns and would restrict city taverns to busi ness district locations The meas ure also contained other sharp re strictions Foston disclaimed assertions that he had gubernatorial ambitious as the debate proceeded The Corydon democrat asserted that for 6 years the public had been demanding improved en forcement of Iowa liquor laws attention has been paid to the demands Potson declared But the demand is now so insist ent that something must be done Poston said that while the sen ateapproved bill was not perfect legislation it was a compromise between factions and groups who were honest in backing their cause Rep E J Morrissey RVale was presiding in the absence of Speaker G T Kuester R who is ill Before the beer debate the house voted 49 to 47 to recommit to committee a bill to eliminate county aid to Farm Bureau Federation units The com mittee had recommended the bill be killed As the beer debate proceeded Rep Fimmen went into a discus sion of the compromise proposal for which he had sought consider ation He said it included some provisions of the senate bill dropped others and added some new provisions as well HOUSE VOTES END OF OPA Washington IP Compromise legislation liquidating the office of price administration next June 30 passed the house Tuesday by a vote of 341 to 49 The OPA liquidation provision is part of a deficiency appropriation bill which the sen ate and the house had passed pre viously In different form It now goes back to the senate The legislation cancels 000 of current OPA funds and provides for the agency to pay terminal leave compensa tion to its employes and close up shop RAIL HEAD IS SHOT IN AMBUSH Police Seek Killers of George P McNear Jr Peoria 111 P Mc Near Jr president of the strike bound and strifetorn Toledo Peoria Western railroad was slain Monday night by a burst of gunfire from a speeding automo bile The 55yearold executive who since 1941 had defied 13 striking brotherhoods in one of the nations longest and bloodiest labor dis putes was shot from ambush in gang style near his residence in a fashionable Peoria district He died a half hour later As police searched for the as sassins they said the slayers identity and motive were not de termined The 239rnile feeder railroad across Illinois from Effner Ind to Keokuk Iowa has been crip pled continuously for the last 17 months by a strike The company union dispute has been marked by litigation shootings fires and obstruction of trains Two pickets were killed and 3 were wounded at Gridley 111 Feb 6 1946 Four railroad guards later were ac quitted of manslaughter in that shooting McNear father of 4 children was wounded by 6 shots Police said peasized pellets from an au tomatic type weapon were found in the chest neck and right arm of the 6 foot 4 inch railroad presi dent Orchestra Began in 1842 The New York Symphony or chestra began its activities in 1842 AP Wirepholo BUILDING digin the wreckage of this 5stbry building which collapsed Tuesday morn ing in Cincinnati Ohio Five men are believed trapped un der the debris of bricks wood and twisted steel Vandenberg Sees U S Policy for World in Greek Problem Legislative Leaders Expect Truman to Ask for Loan Washington assertion by Senator Vandenberg that the United States may shoul der worldwide obligations by helping Greece sharpened con gressional attention Tuesday on President Trumans promised re port on the Mediterranean diplo matic crisis The president goes before a joint session of the house and sen ate at 1 p m Wednesday for a policy statement which members seem certain to weigh word by word before they reach any decision to pump American dollars and prestige into Greece and Turkey There were strong indications that the form in which Mr Tru man couches any proposal to help the 2 countries may tip the scales for or against American interven tion at the strategic backdoor of Europe From what they learned at white house conferences legisla tive leaders have concluded the president will recommend a loan of 8250000000 for Greece and a credit of S15000000p for Turkey to bolster those 2 nations economy at home help meet the cost of maintaining their armed forces and pay for military equipment they need Vandenberg who heads the senate foreign relations commit tee and has served as a state de partment adviser at world diplo matic conferences pointed up present congressional indecision The Michigan senator twice a visitor at white house talks in which Mr Truman discussed the critical situation with legislators said he is withholding any judg ment until a full statement is made to the country by the presi dent Vandenberg told a news con ference after a meeting of the senates 51 republicans Monday night he hopes the total impli cations of any American eco nomic intervention in the Medi terranean will be explained to congress and the people by the president So far as the Greek loan is concerned he said I simply in dicate to my colleagues my opin ion that it is not an isolated phase but may prove to be symbolic of a general policy which may have to be pursued around the world inasmuch as the same fundament als are involved in so many situa tions Vandenberg did not elaborate on these fundamentals but other legislators said they involve a decision whether the United States is to offer economic possibly indirect military governments which are threat ened from within and without by communist forces Airplane Navigator Is Popped Out of Astrodome Into Ocean New York navigator sighting on the stars from his plastic bubble atop Trans World Airlines Star of Hollywood was tossed through the dome and dropped 4 miles into the Atlantic ocean 500 miles out of Gander Newfoundland Monday night TWA officialshere announced Victim of the freak accident was George Hart of Sag Harbor long Island N TWA officials said The pilot of the plane was 0 F Buddy Hamilton of Richmond Va a check pilot on the flight J T Miller of Alexandria Va the regular pilot also was aboard The plane which was flying at an air speed of about 250 miles an hour at an altitude of 19000 feet made a safe return to the Gander airport at p m The accident occurred at 728 p m The coast guard sent a message to all ships in the area to be on the lookout for the lost navigator The guard said there was scant possibility he could have survived the long fall Officials of Lockheed Aircraft company manufacturers of the Constellation plane said their service man at Gander advised them that the 21 passengers hard ly knew anything had happened until the plane landed at Gander The Lockheed officials said parts of the plastic bubble or astrodome which rises about 18 inches above the top of the plane over the for ward flight dock were still in its frame The flight deck is separate from the passengers compartment Reports received here did noi state whether other members of the 10man crew saw Navigator Hart leave the plane or what hat caused tbe plastic dome to break and the navigator to be thrown upward through the opening The arrangement of the navi gators section of the flight deck permits him either to stand or sit under the dome while sighting on the stars with his instruments Fear Fate of 5 Men Buried Under Debris Cincinnati men trap ped under the debris of a five itory building which collapsed Tuesday early Tuesday afternoon ceased talking to firemen who were tearing through twisted steel crumbled bricks and splintered wood to reach them Three and a half hours after the structure crashed with a roar that shook surrounding buildings in the downtown bottoms area firemen sawed their way through fallen imbers to rescue Sam Ostrov owner of the building Fire Chief Barney J Houston expressed doubt the trapped men could be reached in time to save heir Chief Houston said the work was slowed because portions of the building still standing threat to fall and because gas from broken mains filled the basement making rescue work hazardous The fire chief estimated the workers must burrow through 30 cct of debris to reach the next of the Imprisoned men second man was removed four lours after the structure crashed as rescue workers sawed Iheir way hrough fallen timbers to reach Roy Bell 35 Houston whose firemen still were digging 2 hours after the collapse of the brick structure said I talked with 2 oE the men who are trapped on the 1st floor but their voices are getting faint er by the moment I believe there are 4 others under the wreckage in the basement The fire chief said all buildings in the area had been weakened by recurring Ohio river floods Sam Ostrov head of the West ern Fixture and Bar Supply Co was trapped in the basement and pinned by debris Me was able to tell firemen that another man was near him and alive A search was being made for Wallie Teskin slockkeeper Ray Bell and Al Rudd of Covington Ky after fellow workers said they were missing Police said they were told that among the persons believed to be trapped were several men work ing in the basement which had been flooded by a major water main break earlier Tuesday The building was occupied by the Western Fixture and Bar Sup ply Company It was not known immediately whether any employes of that company were in the brick build ing The structure was located at Pearl and Race streets Sammy Passes Suckers for His Baby Brother Menlo Park Cal Yates showed up in the eighth grade at Central school w i t h a cigar box He opened it and passed out all day suckers explaining Tm a brother Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with occasion al light rain Tuesday night and Wednesday little change in tem perature Low Tuesday nighl 3236 Iowa Cloudy with scattered lighl rain Wednesday and in west and central portions Tuesday night little change in temperature Low Teusday night 3236 Towa 5Day Weather Outlook The mean temperature will average 2 to 5 degrees above the state normal of 33 degrees Some what colder late Wednesday rising trend Friday and Satur day Little change Sunday Pre cipitation will average onetenth to onefifth inch Light rain or snow Wednesday and again late Friday or Saturday Minnesota Occasional light rain or snow Tuesday night and Wednesday warmer near Lake Superior Tuesday night ant colder in the Lower Red River valley Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 37 Minimum 29 At 8 a m Tuesday 31 Precipitation 01 Snow 7 YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum 15 RUSSIAN MOVE IS STOPPED BY WESTERN BLOC U S British French Against Exchange of Chinese Information By JOHN M HIGHTOWER Moscow United States Trance and Britain Tuesday locked at least temporarily So viet Russias proposal to place discussion of China on the agenda of the 4power council of foreign ministers A conference spokesman said the western powers pressed during a session of more than 3 hours and inally won the point that nothing should be done concerning the so viet proposal without China being represented here Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov had asked that the United States Britain and Russia ex change information on China say ng the situation had not improved since the foreign ministers meet ng in Moscow in December 1945 Chinas foreign minister Wang ShihChieh issued a formal state ment in Nanking announcing that his nation will not in any manner agree to inclusion of its problems n the agenda Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov brought up the Chinese question Monday In an attempt to save his pro posal he suggested that the minis ers meet informally and then put out a communique since this ques ion was of such great importance o public opinion British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin opposed issuing any com munique on the subject He said his country was willing only to exchange information on it Bevin added that he doubled the pro priety ofMolotovs suggestion un der the circumstances Both Marshall and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault support ed Bevins stand The British minister said that even the present discussion of China around the conference table must be embarrassing to China and he asked Molotov outright to withdraw the proposal Molotov then agreed to go on to the next subject An official spokesman said that it appeared that the foreign min isters might exchange information on an informal basis but added that nothing official would be done without China being repre sented at the conference table Marshall chairman of Tuesdays conference then renewed his pro posal of Monday that the confer ence put on the agenda the ques tion of limiting occupation troops in Europe Molotov as Monday requested more time to consider the propo sal The question was held in suspense The ministers decided to hear a report of the interallied repara tions mission Molotov sug gested be included on the agenda Bevin however suggested that it be considered with the whole question of reparations and this was adopted The 4 then took up the allied control councils report on Ger many dealing first with demili tarization Germans May Get Seized Property Back Stuttgart Germany IP The German council of states of the U Soccupied zone approved Tues day a law which will restore up to worth of properties to persons whose possessions were confiscated during the nazi regime The measure required a full year to draft and must have final ap proval of the United States mili tary government before it is pro mulgated The Germans announced they believed the law should be ex tended throughout Germany and that it did not leave enough dis cretion to restitution courts More than 15000 Jews in the American zone of Germany who now see strangers running their businesses will benefit So will hundreds of refugees who fled Hit ler Germany to escape racial re ligious and political terrorism Property of dozens of persecut ed or dissolved church trade un ions and cooperative organiza tions and Germans whose posses sions were seized for their activ ity in the July 20 1944 bomb plot against Hitler will be restored un der the law Heavy prison sentences will be meted out under the law to Ger mans failing to report possession of property that was not theirs before the nazi regime ;