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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 16, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS AMoctaUd Presa and United Press FuU Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 16 1949 LITTLE WHITE is the little white house at Key West Fla Stri dent Trumans vacation retreat where news photographers were invited to cover Gen eral George C Marshalls visit with President Truman Tuesday The president It his quarters Starts Probe of Reported Secret Leaks Washington Vin son DGa of the house armed services committee said Wednes day he has started a formal in quiry into reported leaksof secret military information He told of the move after Rep Mahon DTex in a house speech had accused military officials and the atomic energy commission of permitting release to the press and our potential enemies of im portant military secrets Rep Case RS Dak followed Mahon with a demand for a con gressional investigation of the source of such material and of means to cut off the flow Democratic Leader MqCormack Mass joined in Cases demand and set off a generaluprising in the house against ipossible dis closure of secrets Then Vinson told a reported the matter already a under inquiry Seek Arson Evidence in Dock Blaze Oakland Cal of sabotage was sought Wednesday In the embers of a fire that destroyed a huge dock ware house at the Oakland army base FBI agents and army officers sought to determine whether the fire was caused by arson The flames consumed supplies of every description destined for Japan and Okinawa The supplies included barrels of oil auto parts and tires The fire broke out shortly after midnight Tuesday and raged for more than 3 hours Harry S Thompson 61 Berke ley Cal was cleared of suspicion after intensive questioning He was found sleeping near the debris and in his possession were newspaper clippings telling of recent fires here Thompson told questioners he just loved fires Dies of Injuries After Car Wreck Council Bluffs Ethel Ondracek 35 Randolph died in a hospital Wednesday of injuries suffered Tuesday night in an auto truck mishap on Highway 275 south of here Mrs Ondracek suffered fatal in juries when the car in which she was riding collided with the rear of a truck driven by Frank Feser 50 Dunlap Her husband Otto who was driving the car escaped injury A son Lonnie 8 suffered a head in jury His condition was described as good at a hospital here KILLED IN CRASH Monona Qelke 20 of Monona was killed about mid night Tuesday night when his car went out of control on highway 52 about a mile south of Monona He was the son of Mr and Mrs Gay lord Oelke Wording Out Compromise on Farm Price Support Issue Washington Truman administration is expected to come up soon with a compromise plan on ways of preventing a new farm depression and vast crop sur pluses Farm leaders in and out of con gress are divided sharply as to what the government should do The split centers around the ques tion of whether there should be a return to prewar crop control methods Secretary Brannan and his agri culture department aides arc working on a program aimed at bringing the conflicting views to gether Measures being studied by the not yet nec essarily use of flexible price supports for non perishable crops consumer sub sidies forperishable foods and marketing programs aimed at keeping low quality and low grade fruits and vegetables off food markets Some farm leaders want to keep indefinitely a wartime system of rigid price supports for such stor able crops as cotton wheat corn tobacco rice and peanuts This system directs the department to support producer prices of these crops at 90 per cent of parity Parity is a legal standard for measuring farm prices designed to be equally fair to farmers and nonfarmers This system will be replaced next year with a setup of flexible supports ranging between 60 and 90 per cent of parity unless con gress directs otherwise Under this system supports would be highest in periods of crop shortages and lowest in times of surpluses Critics contend the rigid sup ports would force use of rigid production and marketing quotas to prevent surpluses which they say could cost the government billions of dollars Foes of the flexible supports argue that these would permit farm income to drop to ruinously low levels They also contend low price guarantees would be more likely to promote surpluses be cause growers would tend to plant more land in order to offset loss of returns which from lower prices would result Expect End to Rail Strike St Louis of 4 striking railroad brotherhoods were expected to send then mem bers back to work on the Wabash railroad Wednesday and officials of the line said they were pre paring to resume operations im mediately Action toward ending the strike which tied up traffic over the Wabashs 2500 miles of right of way came swiftly after President Truman appointed a 3man emer gency factfinding board to in vestigate the dispute A F Whitney president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Train men said orders would be issued immediately sending members of his union back to thenjobs George Hooper chief clerk of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers said he expected his union and the firemens and con ductors unions to follpw suit Wabash President Arthur K Atkinson said we hope that the men will return to work today He said the road was prepared to lift immediately an embargo placed on freight shipments when the 3500 workers struck at 6 a m Tuesday Alvanley Johnston president of the engineers brotherhood said he would meet with the chiefs of the other 3 unions at Cleveland as soon as word is received officially Wednesday that Mr Truman has appointed the factfinding board fa Sports Bulletin Iowa Daven port its legions gain momentum as the game moved on turned in a 5029 victory over Newton in a first round game of the Iowa state high school basket ball tournament here Thursday afternoon The Blue Devils were by far the most impressive team to appear with 3 first round games remaining They streaked to a 2114 halftime and there was never any doubt as they drove steadily forward in the final periods Ed Lindsey had 13 points and Bob LeBuhn 11 for the victors Lonely Heart Killers Taken to New York Mineola N Y here from Michigan 2 alleged lonely hearts slayers were in jail under heavy guard Wednes day Nassau County District At torney James N Gehrig said ho hopes to present their case before a grand jury next week The pair balding Raymond M Fernandez 34 and his 200pound girl friend Mrs Martha Beck 29 were flown here Tuesday from Grand Rapids They are accused in Nassau county of slaying Mrs Janet Fay 50yearold Albany N Y widow in Valley Stream Her body was found buried in a basement in Ozone Park Queens The 2 waived examination when arraigned court In nuii a ucaiit JLU a charged with killing another wi sion of rent controls dow Mrs Deliphine Downing 29 and her infant daughter Rainell NURSERY SCHOOL to a litter of 7 pups Senate Group Starts Work on Rent Bill Stronger Measure Seen Than That Passed by House Washington UR Chairman Burnet R Maybank of the senate banking committee Wednesday gave a subcommittee the signal for full speed ahead on legislation to extend rent controls The South Carolina democrat got senate permission for the sub committee headed by Senator John J Sparkman D Ala to meet and work on a rent bill while the senate is in session Wednes day afternoon Sparkman said there was a slight chance the subcommittee might finish its rough draft late Wednesday He and Maybank are members of group of Dixie democrats whose filibuster had kept the senate tied up since Feb 28 Finish Action Maybank told a reporter he thought the full banking commit tee could finish action on the bill this week and have it on the sen ate calendar for floor considera tion by Monday Previously he had warned administration lead ers there would be no action on a rent bill until the filibuster was cleared up Sparkman predicted that his subcommittee will approve a stronger rent bill than the 15 month extension voted by the house Tuesday The Alabama democrat said he would suggest to the subcommit tee a substitute for the controver sial houseapproved local option provision Under that provision any local governing body could lift rent controls in it own area even though the federal govern ment opposed such action Disappointed Housing Expediter Tighe E Woods forecast terrific adminis trative difficulties if the local option feature finally is written into law Woods said he was dis appointed in the bill that passed the house 261 to 153 Sparkmans substitute proposal would authorize Woods to decon trol any state when its governor requested it and certified that state rent control machinery had been set up The senate approved such a provision in 1947 but the house knocked it out Truman Silent on Reversals Legislative Plans Suffering Setbacks Key West Fla Truman maintained a strict si lence Wednesday over his revers Thls Fcper of Two HOME EDITION unnr 131 als in congress The summer white house had nothing to say about a series of rebuffs which included A losing antifilibuster fight in the senate as a prelude to his civil rights program The senate armed services com mittes tabling of his appointment of his friend Mon C Wallgren to be chairman of the National Se curity Resources board Difficulties in the house of rep m j in laic injuoc UJL Tuesday in district resentatives with the administra Michigan they are tions desire for a strong exten The president apparently was jiic jJiciiuciiL dypdieuiiy was jeueiai AIUII ii jmu aeieuieu leaving the whole thing up to his the following from a list of 23 congressional leaders for the time candidates being But it could lead to anoth William F Riley Des Moines Mesa Ariz stray Collie er crosscountry tour on behalf Edward Halbach Clinton John C Tiro n ri a i 4lt n li T i i i i vu onajr vujnc er crosscoumry tour on oenaii Kawara Jtiaioacn uiinton Jonn u dog wandered into the CherryLyn of his legislative program such as Pryor Burlington James Leary nursery school Tuesday jumped he mentioned recently in a speech Fort Madison Glenn Kelly Dav on one of the beds and gave birth to a fundraising democratic din enport E O Newell Burlington t l T ikTi ner in Washington Compromise Bring End to Big Filibus Says Miner Halt Violates Contract Coal Operators Ask Lewis to Call Off Work Stoppage Pittsburgh hard coal operators official Wednesday called John L Lewis current mine shutdown a contract viola tion Chairman Ralph E Taggart of the Anthracite Operators confer ence said miners were breaking their contract by obeying the UMW presidents call for a 2 week memorial and protest work stoppage Lewis replied that the statement was untrue Telegram Text Taggert president of the Phil adelphia and Reading Coal Iron Co Philadelphia released the text of telegrams exchanged with Lewis Earlier the directors of the An thracite Operators association at WilkesBarre sent Lewis a tele gram saying the work stoppage was seriously affecting the health and welfare of the entire anthra cite region of eastern Pennsyl vania The telegram said Homes hos pitals schools and other public in stitutions are now short of fuel Furthermore present and future anthracite markets are being seri ously jeopardized For the wel fare of our employes our com munities our consumers and our industry your no work order should be rescinded as it applies to anthracite No Comment There was no immediate com ment at United Mine Workers headquarters in Washington Meanwhile a district leader of the UMW said he saw no reason why the work stoppage wont end as scheduled on March 28 Some operators have expressed fear the shutdown might continue past the deadline set by Lewis for affected mineseast of the Missis sippi river 7 Recommended for Judgeship of Southern District Washington Iowa lawyers were recommended Wed nesday for a federal judgeship in the states southern district The American Bar associations committee on judicial appoint ments said in a letter to Senator Gillette DIowa and Attorney General Tom Clark it had selected and P J Siegers Newton GlobeGazette Photo FARM LOAN DIRECTORS 400 members of the North Cen tral National Farm Loan association Wednesday noon reelected 2 directors W A Alitz Manly and Lloyd Swann Osage Shown in the picture are the officers and direc tors left to right standing W L Jackson Rudd R J Brown Rockford Swann and Alitz seated left Secretary W F Wahrer and President R M Hall Clear Lake The annual meeting included a noon dinner at St Josephs parish hall followed by speakers and entertainment THE SENATORS William F Knowland Kenneth S Wherry republican lead erand Scott Lucas democratic leader left to smile Tuesday night after a compromise proposal halted the 15day Dixie filibuster They hold a tally sheet used to mark up the 780 vote on the maneuver The com promise plan sponsored by Senator Knowland is subject to debate Want to Postpone Bill to Legalize Liquor by Drink Moines house liquor committee Wednesday rec ommended indefinite postpone ment of a bill to legalize liquor bythedrink in Iowa The committee voteon the measure by Rep Edward A Bur lingame Jr to 11 It followed a closed meeting that lasted almost 90 minutes The committee recommendation fol lowed the recommendation made to it by a subcommittee Defeat Motion The senate deferred considera tion of the board of control ap propriations until Thursday after defeating a motion by Senator Earl C Fishbaugh RShenan that all general appropria tions be considered at the same time The house passed and sent to the senate a bill requiring each county to appoint a fulltime weed c o m m i s s i oner Commissioners would be appointed for oneyear terms by county boards of super visors Without Permission The measure would commissioner or his deputies to enter any land within the county to destroy noxious weeds with or without consent of the land owner However actual destruc tion of the weeds could not start less than 5 days after written no tice was given the owner Money bills were slated for more attention in thelegislature Wednesday Bills to appropriate over 000 a year for operation of the 14 board of control institutions during the next fiscal biennium and during that period for capital improvements at the institutions had the approval of the senate sifting committee Actress May Appeal Case N in High Court Angeles kidnap beating conviction of Actress Madge in an appeals will be taken to the California supreme court Jerry Ralston her counsel made this statement after the up holding of the conviction Tues day by the district court of ap peal Miss Meredith formerly of Iowa Falls Iowa who was sentenced to 5 years to life was released from prison last Oct 22 on bond pending the appeal She has served 11 months of her sentence She was convicted of instigat ing the kidnapping and beating of her former manager Nicholas Dan Gianaclis cafe supply man and his bodyguard Verne Davis June of 1947 in 5 HANGARS BURN Giessen Germany of undetermined origin destroyed 5 hangars of supplies and damaged 2 other hangars at an army quar termasters depot Tuesday Sev eral American soldiers were in jured slightly fighting the blaze Damage was estimated at 000 BLIND FORMER SENATOR Pry or Gore 78 blind former senator from Okla homa died Wednesday at his home in Washington D C He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage 3 weeks ago and became uncon scious Sunday night He has practiced law in Washington since he left the senate where he was one of the original mem bers from Oklahoma after it be came a state in 1907 er To Call Roll on All Issues of Gag Rule Chamber to Vote on Proposal Allowing Unlimited Debate Washington dem ocrats whipped in the fight over changing the senates rules bat tled Wednesday to put all sen ators on record in the wind up of the great f ouster row We are going to demand a rec ord vote roll call on every issue democratic leader Lucas of Illinois said We have to find cut just who has surrendered His view is that Republicans sold out on the antifilibuster issue and made a deal with south ern democrats opposed to curbing the right of unlimited debate Republicans who worked out a compromise with Dixie demo crats say it offers gains from the antifilibuster viewpoint and is a practical solution for ending a sit uation which had the senate tied in knots for 15 days End Debate The plan would let the affirm ative votes of 64 of the 96 senators end debate on most issues It would not apply to any new pro posals to change senate rules Before the senate can act on this GOPDixie proposal it must dispose of a series of counter pro posals including one which would permit when a constitutional sen for it Lucas decision to demand a call of the roll on each of these vari ous proposals raised the prospect that it will take several hours at a minimum to dispose finally oi the matters In Control But the alliance of republicans and southern democrats appeared to be firmly in control It was that assurance of control that brought the southern filibuster to a dra matic end at 10 p m CST Tues day night At that hour bipartisan circu lators of the compromise an nounced they had the pledgesof 52 members to support it and it alone The 52 included 30 demo crats and 22 republicans At a signal Senator Olin John ston DS Car ended a 4 hour and 20 minute speech He was the 14th Dixie lawmaker to hold the floor since the controversy began last month Sits Down Johnston sat down The filibus ter was over Senators were sum moned by a quorum call When they had straggled in some of them sleepyeyed from cots in nearby President Barkley called for a vote on the motion Lucas had made 18 days before The vote was 78 to 0 to take up a resolution offered by Senator Wherry of Nebraska the GOP floor leader and Senator Haydea DAriz Senator Hickenlooper RIowa is one of the 52 senators who signed the compromise plan woodpile They said scores of let ters were found there some of them containing large checks and money orders The boy said he threw away at least 5 others but could not re member where police said The boy was caught in an at tempted grocery robbery Satur day and was told to report to the police station Monday However he was picked up when the par ents of a Fargo N Dak boy re ported that their had come home with a check which YEAR AGO got from a Moorhead boy WOULD STOP TRAINS Hampton jowa com merce commission will hold a hearing here April 21 on the Chi cago Great Western railroads ap plication to discontinue passen ger trains Nos 35 and 36 on ths Oelwein to Clarion run These trains represent the last remain ing passenger service on that Mailboxes Postoffice Robbed by Boy Moorhead Minn UR A 10 year old boy was held Wednesday after confessing thefts of checks and money orders from the office and private mail boxes which police said might amount to thousands of dollars The youngsters loot reportedly included checks or money orders of to Some were re covered in a woodpile where he had hidden them after he launched his one boy crime wave last week Authorities said the boy told them he raided the postoffice by entering through a package chute He also said he rifled home mail boxes and sometimes followed Iowa Considerable cloudiness and mailmen on delivery routes He allegedly crept through the package chute Sunday night filled a bag with letters and fled Officials said he cashed several Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy through Thursday Light snow Wednes day night and continued cold Thursday Low Wednesday night 10 to 15 High Thursday about 25 warmer Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy and turning colder Low Wednesday night 20 northeast to 2530 southwest Fair north and mostly cloudy south portion Wednes day night Light snow south portion colder fair and continued cold Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum M MiniauEn IS At 8 a m Wednesday 22 Snow jBi Maximu 41 ;