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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 12, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME t A T V C N 1 Cf H I ii r S t Y A N C A DE3 MO I I A I V THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION n VOL im elated Pn id Dulled Full Leued Wires live Cenu a Copy I MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 12 1947 This Paper Conxldts of Two TRUMAN ASKS GREECE TURKEY AID Iowa House Approves Fimmen Beer Measure VOTE 77 TO 27 FORSUBSTiniTE TO SENATE BILL Compromise Measure Leaves Issuance of Licenses Undisturbed Des Moines house passed 77 to 27 Wednesday the Fimmen compromise beer bill Passage of the bill which now goes to the senate culminated a day and a half of sharp and ex tended debate The anticlimax was the house action late Tuesday in substituting the Fimmen bill for the senate approved dry beer bill Final passage came following several amendments and defeat of several others The compromise bill was writ ten by Rep W H Fimmen R Bloomfield in what he called an attempt to get a bill which would satisfy most of both the wets and the drys The prime question following house passage of the bill was whether the senate would accept it The Fimmen bill liberalized 2 major provisions of the senate bill but added several other more restrictive provisions Before the house discarded the senate bill Tuesday Rep Elmer A Bass REmerson warned that if the substitution were made there probably would be no beer legislation this session He explained he didnt believe the senate would accept the Fimroen bill v Had the house approved the senate bill it would have gone to the governor The major points of difference 2 measures were these The senate bill would have given city councils discretion in issuing beer permits The Fim men measure left undisturbed the present system under which councils must issue permits if the applicants meet the legal require ments The senate bill generally would have prohibited the sale of beer where food is sold The Fimmen bill with 2 exceptions would permit sale of beer and food in the same place Other provisions of the Fimmen bill In cities of less than 5000 popu lation there would have to be at least one restaurant which didnt sell beer before beer permits could be issued to other restau rants If there were a nobeer restaurant and it closed then the other restaurants holding beer permits would lose them would be restricted to the business areas of cities and towns However there would be no change in the present system which permits county supervisors to issue beer permits to rural taverns Any restaurant serving beer at a bar would have to have the bar in a room other than the dining room Restaurants where beer was sold would have to label that por tion of the building housing the bar as a tavern Taverns also would have to have outside signs bearing the word Tavern There could be no dancing and no minors would be permitted in taverns Injunctions could be issued against taverns violating the beer laws the same as injunctions now can be issued against places violat ing the prohibition against sale of hard liquor by the drink State bureau of investigation agents would be permitted to go into cities and towns to enforce the beer laws if that was not be ing done locally Taverns would have to have front windows which would per mit a clear view of the interior There could be no booths screens or partitions which would ob struct a clear view The beer tax would be doubled with half the revenue going to the state and the other half to cit ies and towns 200 Jewish Refugees Slip Into Palestine Jerusalem fP Two hundred llegal Jewish immigrants disap peared into southern Palestine near the barren Negev Southern desert early Wednesday after es caping from a refugee ship which ran British blockade and drove aground near Gaza The British army announced that 400 of the estimated 800 ref ugees aboard the vessel were rounded up on the beach and placed in a hastily erected com ound near Isdud a few miles rom Gaza while another 200 was said to be still aboard the craft dentified as the 400ton Susanna out of Italy Authorities said those held would be trucked to Haifa during the day and transshipped Wed nesday night to Cyprus detention camps Extraordinary precautions were taken to guard the route to Haifain order to prevent a pos sible attempt to free the immi grants Unofficial sources said every Jewish settlement in the area bor dering on the Negev had been cor doned off to prevent the refu gees still at liberty from finding heir way into those settlements The army was continuing its search for those who escaped A source in Tel Aviv said the Hebrew name of the beached snip was Shabetai Lojinsky in honor of a Jewish settlement worker from Atarot near Jerusalem who was killed in a road accident near Rome 6 weeks ago while on a mission to a displaced persons camp in Europe There were reports that the British navy had overtaken the vessel at sea during the night and put a boarding party on her only to have it thrown off by the pas sengers but this was denied of ficially Also denied was a report that there had been skirmishes be tween Arabs living in the area and some of the escaped Jews Earlier a party of 5 or 6 Jewish undergronnders striking In commandolike raid under cover of heavy machine gun and revol ver fire an hour before dawn blasted the headquarters of Jeru salems martial law area killing a British soldier and wounding 8 3 of them seriously Brig Edmund F Davies mili tary governor of the citys Jew ish Mea Shearim section said the attackers blasted a hole in a 15 foot stone wall and then placed explosives against a building in which royal pay corpsmen fi nance department were quar tered The attackers left 2 rucksacks filled with celignite explosive at the scene and also a cap which the British used in an effort to give the scent to bloodhounds The dogs were unable to pick up the trail however Body of Cedar Rapids Man Is Found in River Cedar Rapids body of a man tentatively identified as Ivan Sankot 47 of Cedar Rapids was recovered from the Cedar river here Tuesday night by Cedar Rapids police The body was discovered about 10 feet offshore with all but the head concealed by a patch of ice Sankot had been missing since last Nov 15 Cigaret Flipper Hits Target Lands in Jail Minot N Dak OBrien 20 is serving a 10 day senience in jail here because his aimwas good OBrien was sentenced for dis orderly conduct after flipping a cigaret butt coffee urn at local cafe Bush Pilot Picks Up Passenger in Flight Fairbanks Alaska Bush Pilot Don Emmons took off from Central Alaska on the Yu kon river he had 2 passengers When he arrived here he had 3 A baby boy was born to Mrs Willie Juneby Tuesday just 2 minutes before the plane landed at the local airport The child was delivered by it father a miner while the plane was in the air Mother and child were reported doing fine in St Josephs hospita here SAME IWhlU Ilai muni no infllo duth put U hoar period BEVIN CHARGES RED FAILURE IN POTSDAM PACT Accuses Russia of Not Reporting POWs Held Outside of Germany By JOHN M HIGHTOWER Moscow Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin accused Russia Wednesday of failure to live up to agreements to destroy major German naval vessels under he Potsdam agreement and to treat Germany as an economic unit The Briton accused the Soviet Union of failure to report the number of German prisoners of war held outside Germany and demanded to know whether Russia was transferring German property in the eastern zone to Soviet own ership Bevins long statement before the 4power foreign ministers council was made in answer to Russian charges Tuesday by Foreign Min ister V M Molotov that Great Britain and the United States were maintaining German armed forma tions and dismantling German war plants too slowly Molotovs reply to Bevin was surprisingly mild He agreed to furnish data on the number of German prisoners of war held in the Soviet Union if other countries would do the same He acknowl edged that the Russians had been a party in the agreement to de stroy fully German naval ves sels assigned to them for such destruction Secretary of State George C Marshall was authoritatively re ported Wednesday to be develop ing a much sterner American pol icy toward Russia in the council of foreign ministers Informed diplomats here looked to PresidentTrumans message in Washington Wednesday to rein force effectively the secretarys position The fact that the president asked for United States economic as sistance to faltering middle east countries in evident support of a British bulwark against feared soviet expansion was regarded here as a very strong development of the American line which is bound to affect the success of the current Big Four conference Some diplomatic sources said the action was timed to coincide with Marshalls presence here so as to tell the Russians in effect that if they want to do business on that basis now is the time to get to the outlook may be gloomy Marshalls plea for Big Four unity at the outset of the talks on the German problem was stressed by American diplomats Marshal is described as being determined to avoid the usual quibbling al Big Four conferences over whal he considers minor points raised by Russian propaganda The attitude seems to be one of serious business in which the United States has the power to ignore if necessary pinpicking attacks Another underscored point was Marshalls assertion that German economic unity is necessary before he can determine the level of in dustry on which depends soviet reparations from the western zones This does not refer to ob vious armament plants which must be torn down but it does cover the borderline cases of vast plants useful for peacetime pro duction The trend of U S policy on Germany which closely paral leled that of the British became apparent as the council began probing the enormously compli cated problem with the eastern and western powers badly split at the outset Foreign Minister V M Molo tov of Russia launched an imme diate attack onthe American and British conduct of the western zones of occupation in Germany when detailed discussions began Tuesday night asserting flatly that demilitarization and destruc tion of the German war potential meaning heavy un satisfactory in those zones Foreign Minister Georges Bi dault of France limited himself to a statement stressing his countrys special interest in rendering Ger many permanently powerless and Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin of Britain said he thought demilitari zation had really gone ahead very well AF Wlrephoto RESCUE pic ture Leo Kuhn left assistant fire chief and Louis Ostrov make contact with Delmar Rudd 19 hidden behind the debris Wednesday after tunnel ing into the wreckage of the 5 story building which collapsed Tuesday in Cincinnati Ohio At Rudd is put on a stretcher after he was pulled from the wreckage BOOK 2 MEN IN SEX SLAYINGS 2 More Women Found Dead in Los Angeles Los Angeles sheriffs office booked 2 men on suspicion of murder early Wednesday after fingerprints identified the 2nd of 2 women found brutally slain Tuesday the 3rd and 4th such vic tims in Los Angeles and vicinity in 2 months Sergeant Robert F Carney of the sheriffs bureau of investiga tion said fingerprints sent to the FBI in Washington identified the redhaired woman found along the San Gabriel river near Nor walk strangled and with her head battered as Mrs Mae Lorena Preston 46 of nearby Bellflower Cal He said the prints were ob tained in 1943 when she worked in a steel plant Sheriffs inves tigators however learned that she was known recently as Mrs Mae Lorena Lund of the same Bellflower address Sheriffs Capt Gordon Bowers said he had booked Frank Funk 52 a cement contractor and his son Myron 23 a foundry mould er of South Gate near Bellflow er and Norwalk on suspicion of murder after they told of being friendly with Mrs Preston al though denying they knew how she was killed Deputies checking Mrs Pres tons residence found it unlocked and encountered the elder Funk there Bloodstains were in the house tending to confirm an earlier theory that the woman was killed in bed then taken to the river btttoms The other woman slain Tues day was Miss Evelyn Winters 42 for years a film studio legal sec retary who of late had been drift ing without permanent residence Her mother Mrs Harriett Win ters frail 70 year old baby sitter said her daughter had become a barroom habitue Miss Winters body nearly nude and the head beaten was found near a string of freight cars along the railroad right of way only a short distance from the city hall The automobile industry turned out worth of re placement parts in 1946 as com pared with worth in 1941 UN Probers Seek Zividades Salonika Greece The United Nations Balkan commis sion left Wednesday to make con tact with Gen Markos Zividades guerrilla leader who is in the mountains north of Salonika 4 Rescued Alive 1 Dead and 1 Still in Building Debris Nothing Heard From Remaining Trapped Man Since Structure Fell Cincinnati 5th of 6 men trapped in the twisted wreck 2 of a collapsed downtown building was brought to the sur face Wednesday by rescue work ers 27 hours after ihe 5story structure roared to destruction in a cloud of dust Latest to be pulled to safety was Wally Peskin 47 who grinned at sweating firemen and shouted I feel like a million Three other men have been taken alive from the splintered beams and crumbled bricks They are Delmar Rudd 19 Covington Ky rescued Wednesday morning Sam Ostrov 42 owner of the Western Fixture and Bar Supply company which owned and oc cupied the building and Roy Bell 38 Rudds father AI 42 was found dead Still in the dark gasfilled re cesses of the rubble was Fred El saesser 75 Nothing had been heard how ever from Elsaesser since the building collapsed Sam Ostrov 42 owner of the Western Fixture and Bar Supply company and Roy Bell 38 were rescued Tuesday All of the men were employes of the supply company Fire Chief Barney J Houston estimated property loss in the wrecked building at He said the main cause of the collapse was that the building was overloaded with stock but added that flooding of the build ings basement apparently weak ened its foundation Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Rain Wednesday night and Thursday changing to snow Thursday Somewhat cold er with low Wednesday nigh1 3236 Iowa Rain Wednesday and Thurs day changing to snow over we portion Wednesday night and over central portion Thursday and ending in northwest Thurs day morning Precipitation be coming moderate to heavy over most of the southeast half Somewhat colder west Wednes day night and in east centra portion Thursday Low Wednes day night 30 northwest to 35 southeast High Thursday 3236 Minnesota Cloudy snow Wednes day night quite light north anc west portion some rain mixec extreme southeast early Wed nesday night Thursday cloudy snow northeast extreme eas portion gradually falling tern peratures IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at f oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 40 Minimum 30 At 8 a m Wednesday 34 Precipitation 03 YEAR AGO Maximum 43 Minimum 36 More than 90 per cent of the f is and game animals in Wyoming ar on federal land either in nationa forests and parks or on the publi domain Pair Lose Home Because They Saw Movie Indianapolis UR A young couple with twin babies went house hunting Wednesday after the preacher with whom they lived asked them to move because they had gone to a movie instead of to church Mr and Mrs Lester Likens left the twins with friends while they tramped the streets in search of a home They said they were evict ed from a sleeping room In the home of the Rev Edward Stewart when they returned from a movie Sunday night Stewart pastor of the Holmes Avenue Free Methodist church said he ordered them to move be cause they stayed home from serv ices at his church and went to the motion picture My church takes a definite stand against movies because of their low moral standards Stew art said He charged that the Likenses violated an agreement he said was understood when they answered his newspaper advertisement of fering to share the parsonage with a holiness church couple Stewart said the Likenses went to his church several Sundays bu stayed home March 2 because on of their 3monthold twins w sick The Likenses were evicted Mon day They said they were stayin with friends temporarily but tha they might have to put the babie Danny Kay and Diana May in boarding house while they loo for a new home I know they havent a plac to go Stewart said but I thin they arent trying They want t play on my pity Congressmen Reaction Is Split on Talk Washington eaction to President Trumans ddress Wednesday ranged from m endorsement to sharp dis greement and some legislators aid they wanted tohear still more efore making up their minds For the most part democrats ned up with the presidents view ut individual opinions followed o clearcut party lines What they said House Democratic Leader Ray iurn of Texas I think the presi ents reasoning is unanswerable think we must do this if we are o maintain a democratic peace in tie world Senator Capehart Are ve going to fight the ideology of ommunism wherever we find it hroughout the world or are we oing to observe the time honored Monroe Doctrine If I interpret he presidents message correctly is his sincere belief that we must again take the part of the in Europe this time in irder to prevent Stalin from dom nating Europe Africa Asia and China Rep Bloom of New York ranK ng democratic member of the louse foreign affairs committee The president has given us a clear and courageous picture of he world situation today and we can no longer escape facing the act that in the future the people of the world must be either all ree or all slave House Republican Leader Hal eck of Indiana The recommen dation has farreaching implica ions and presents questions oi rave importance to the American jeople and they are entitled to mow all that is or may be in volved in the step we have been asked to take The presidents pro posals merit most earnest ap praisal not only by congress bu by every taxpayer Senator McCarran DNev This is the cross roads where wi decide whether we are to strength en Americas position in a demo cratic world by refraining from conflicts abroad or whether we are to go the other way Money alone wont be enough to sustain Greece and Turkey We will have o go in there with men and mate rials if we go at all Senator Brewster Im interested in having the admin stration define the subtle differ ence between Chinese communists and Greek communists TRUMAN GOES TO KEY WEST Off for 4Day Rest on Doctors Orders Washington Tru man left the capital at p m EST Wednesday for a four days rest at Key West Fla after de livering a historic foreign address to congress He was accompanied on his personal plane the Sacred Cow by Adm William D Leahy per sonal chief of staff and severa aides Another plane carried 39 other members of the party including secret service and newsmen The chief executive is makin the trip on orders of his persona physician CIVIL WARFARE HITS PARAGUAY Report Soldiers Are Revolting Against Rule Asuncion Paraguay veiling soldiers of the Paraguay an armys first infantry division have plunged the nation into i fullscale civil war the Nationa Radio said Wednesday A loyal army expeditionary force was reported on its way to ward the northern city of Con cepcion headquarter of firs military district and stronghold o the rebels Large scale fightin has been reported All the northern region of th nation has been declared a wa zone according to a governmen radio broadcast The same broadcast repeate appeals to the residents of th northern area warning them no to aid the revolutionists NBC reported Tuesday nigh from Asuncion that thousands o troops including airborne divi sions are converging on Con cepcion to enforce a governmen ultimatum to surrender Tanning of leather is one of th oldest industrial processes know to man probably dating bac more than 12000 years MILLION CALLED FOR IN CONGRESS TALK Says Foreign Policy National Security of U S Are Involved Washington IP President ruman asked congress Wednes ay to supply and American military advisers to reece and an bulwarks against spreading ommunism In a momentous personal ad ress to a joint senatehouse ses Mr Truman told the legis ators that the foreign policy and ic national security of this coun ry are involved He said the gravity of the sit ation had brought him before e joint session Should Greece disappear as an ndependent state he went on it would have a profound effect pon those countries in Europe whose peoples are struggling gainst great difficulties to main ain their freedom and independ nce while they repair the dam ges of war As for Turkey he said its fu je is clearly no less important o the freedomloving peoples of he world than the future of Greece Maintenance of its national in egrity Mr Trilman added is es ential to the preservation of or er in the middle east Mr Truman did not say how he would divide the ietween Greece and Turkey It las been reported however that 250000000 would go to Greece and to Turkey The president added In addition to funds I ask the congress to authorize the detail of American civilian and military personnel to Greece and Turkey at the request of those countries a assist in the tasks of recon struction and for the purpose of supervising the use of such fi nancial and material assistance as may be furnished I recommend hat authority also be provided or the instruction and training of selected Greek and Turkish per ionnel Finally I ask that the congress provide authority which will per nit the speediest and most effec ive use in terms of needed com modities supplies and equipment of such funds as may be author zed As congress received Mr Tru mans message Russia recalled her ambassadors to London and Wash ngton for consultation This sudden order Tuesday night for return to Moscow of Nikolai V Novikov soviet ambas sador in Washington and Georgi Zarubin diplomatic chief in Lon don remained officially unex plained Lacking such an explanation the move could be explained by a possible desire on the part Pre mier Stalin for a first hand report on the AngloAmerican attitude in he light of Britains decision to cast off some of her longstanding commitments in the Mediter ranean area Or it could have stemmed from need for Novikovs and Zarubins advice at the current Moscow meeting of the council of foreign ministers Mr TruniSn at no time men tioned Russia directly in his ad dress But he attributed the Greek governments difficulties to com munists in these words The very existence of the reek state is today threatened by the terrorist activities of sev eral thousand armed men led by communists who defy the gov ernments authority at a number of points particularly along the northern boundaries A commis sion appointed by the United Na tions security council is at present investigating disturbed conditions in northern Greece and alleged border violations along the fron tier between Greece on the one hand and Albania Bulgaria and Yugoslav on the other Meanwhile the Greek govern ment is unable to cope with the situation The Greek army is small and poorly equipped It needs sup plies and equipment if it is to restore the authority of the govern ment throughout Greek territory Greece must have assistance if it is to become a selfsupporting and selfrespecting democracy Then the president emphasized that the United States must sup ply that no other nation is willing and able to pro vide the necessary support for a democratic Greek government Mr Truman replied to those who have suggested that Greece is a problem for the United not for United States action alone He said the need for immediate action is so urgent that there is no way at this time for the United Nations to extend help Should the United States fail ;