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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 21, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS i United Full Leued Wire MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 21 1947 HOME EDITION niiiir Paper Consist of Two SccUonsSecUpn OnNo 138 ACHESON WARNS AGAINST RED TIDE Banking Subcommittee Approves Controls Through Feb 291948 Washington A senate banking subcommittee Friday unanimously approved legislation continuing rent controls through Feb 29 1948 without a general increase The subcommittee discarded provisions of a previous bill which would have wiped OPA out of the rent picture and handed the con trol program to the courts The new measure authorizes state governors to set up advisory rent committees in each of the 600odd areas under rent control It also provides for removal of Spring arrived officially Friday at 51322 a m Mason City it looked more like Chdstmaswith a frSh i SENATE GROUP Spring ArmesWrfhSnowfall FORRENTCURBS WITHOUTBOOST lhC dayS he next 5 days averaging 3 to 5 degrees above commission said snow from a trace to 3 inches 3 throuSh Emmetsburg Boone Newton when the sun crossed the equator into tumn in September the com of a House Group Votes to Slash U S Conciliation Service Appropriations Body Also Cuts in Half NLRB Spending Request new houses for or rent ceilings on dwellings renting more a month accommodations which were not rented between Feb 1 1946 and Jan 31 1947 hotels and motor courts The local advisory committees would have authority to recom mend 1 Removal of rent ceilings on an area basis 2 Increases of an area basis 3 Special adjustments in hard ship cases Chairman Buck RDel said the subcommittee will decide next on how the rent program will be administered after OPA goes out of business next June 30 German Steel toUSSRZone Is Cut Down Berlin A joint British American announcement said Fri day that British and American authorities had sharply reduced shipments of German iron and steel to the soviet zone and were considering a total embargo be cause the Russian zone has failed to fulfill terms of a trade agree ment The joint statement said the soviet zone was lagging far behind its commitments under the agree ment with the combined Ameri canBritish zone to deliver food stuffs and various other materials in exchange for steel and iron On the other hand the state ment said deliveries of iron and steel up to the end of February had fulfilled 95 per cent of the BritishAmerican commitment This failure of the Russians has placed the United States British zone in an extremely dif tUn i Washington house ap propriations committee voted Fri day to knock the financial props from under the United States con ciliation service by refusing pay for Director Edgar L Warren and a number of top aides Climaxing a long feud between Warren and Rep Keefe the action highlighted a 586780 bill to finance the labor department and the federal se murity agency for the year start ing July 1 The measure will be debated in the house next week Keefe is chairman of the sub committee which drafted the bill He has accused Warren of having been affiliated in the past with communistinspired fronts and of having advocated the right of government workers to strike The conciliation chief denied knowledge of any communist sponsorship of the groups when he joined them and told the commit tee he has changed his mind about the right of federal workers to strike In addition 16 Its Wow lo the conciliation service which pro vides federal mediators in labor disputes the committee also cut by nearly 50 per cent the money President Truman asked for the national labor relations board In granting the NLRB only 033700 of the requested the committee said it was split over a suggestion that the board be abolished because it has made no real contribution to industrial peace The NLRB administers the EDGAR WARREN 0 Pap Is Turned Down Wagner collective bargaining act While carrying than comparable 170277 more appropriations ficult serted Areport from Minden head quarters of the BritishAmerican economic control group for the 2 western zones said an embargo on all shipments of pig iron steel and standard iron and steel products to the Russian zone had been or dered effective Friday CHILD SUFFERS LYE POISONING Nashua Infant Taken to Iowa City Hospital 15 months old son of Mr and Mrs Forrest Sim erson was in a hospital at Iowa City Friday for treatment of a condition resulting from eating lye Mrs Simerson had been away from the house last Tuesday and when she returned she saw 3 year old Connie Simerson feeding the infant some lye which she found in a can in the bottom of a cabinet The lye had been used for making soap The child was taken to a physi cian but failed to show signs of improvement and when his mouth became badly swollen Thursday it was decided to take him to Iowa City It is not known how much of the lye he had eaten Mr Simerson is an employe of the Oliver plant at Charles City and drives back and forth to and from work for the current year the total of Fridays bill is less than 5 per Mr Tru mans budget estimates However except for one large item the funds recommended for next year generally are below those allotted for this year The outstanding exception Is an in iui crease of in the rail tatanent asroad retirement board fund an statement as uncontorllable aUotment that does not come out of general revenues Another exception is the 328000 granted to the national institute an increase of over budget estimates to allow for more aid to states and more research work The labor departments share of the total is 590864200 a cut of from budget figures and from this years allotments The total includes 728000 to grants to states for pub lic employment offices The federal security agency re ceived a budget cut of and a reduction of from current funds North Iowa Girl Was Not Formally Engaged to Soldier Ionia Klassen said Thursday night that she and Air Force Lt Robert L Wilson of Plymouth Mass who was found dead in a hotel room near Tokyo with a Japanese girl were not formally engaged Wilsons parents earlier were reported to have told the Boston Evening American that Wilson SEE MURDER IN SHIP EXPLOSION Youth and CoEd Face Charges of Murder Santa Ana Cal theory that Mr and Mrs Walter Overell wealthy socialites were slain with a ball peen hammer aboard their power cruiser before an explosion wrecked the craft in fashionable Newport harbor Saturday night wasadvanced Friday by the sher iffs office Sheriff James Musick said he planned to file a murder charge Friday against George R Gollum 21 fiance of the Overells coed daughter Beulah Louise 17 heir ess to their reported for tune and possibly against the TAX SLASH GETS APPROVAL OF HOUSE BODY Ways and Means Group Favors Bill for Big Cut to Small Taxpayers Washington The house ways and means committee Fri day approved 16 to 9 the repub licanbacked bill to slash income taxes by 30 per cent for the small taxpayers and by 20 per cent for most others The legislation thus was headed for the house floor for a show down next Thursday The com mittee vote virtually followed party lines Before approving the measure the committee rejected 15 to 10 a motion by Hep Doughton CDNC to postpone tax consid erations until we know what our foreign and other commitments will be in connection with recent world developments The tax cut under the legisla tion authored by ways and means chairman Knutson would be effective as of last January 1 Withholding from wagesand salaries under the payasyougo system would be slashed to con form with the tax reduction ef fective June 1 Taxpayers would get rebates for any overpayments between January and June under the new rates t The bill provides an overall slash from the pres ent individual tax collections of about annually Knutson predicted the house will approve the legislation by a comfortable margin although democrats on the committee or ganized their ranks for a last ditch battle They met with democratic floor leader Sam Kayburn as the re publicancontrolled committee went into session to approve a bill callingfor a 30 per cent slash for small taxpayer and a 20 per cent cut for most others Rayburn told newsmen following the democrats meeting that they Kill Bill to End Aid for Farm Bureau Des Moincs bill to abol ish the estimated a year county aid to Iowa Farm Bureau federation units was definitely killed Friday after being recom mended for indefinite postpone ment by 2 different committees The measure introduced by Rep M F Hicklin RWapello and others first was indefinitely postponed by the committee of and township affairs got the house to refer AP Wirepholo LEGISLATURE TIME CROPRep Harold Nelson RSioux City waters his crop of corn wheat and oats with which he hopes to hurry the Iowa legislature toward adjournment The cigar box which sits on his desk in the house chamber in Des Moines is filled with earth and sprouts are visible When the corn gets a couple of inches high the farm members will become restless and want to go home Nelson predicts girl The young people who were aboard the yacht until shortly be fore the explosion were arrested Wednesday booked for murder without the filing of formal charges and were still held in jail Friday Beulah Louise a freshman journalism student at University of Southern California and Gol lum premedical student at Los Angeles City college had planned to be married April 30 her 18th birthday The explosion was first attrib uted to gasoline but after the yacht the Mary E was raised in vestigators found 31 sticks of un exploded dynamite a detonator and a wired clock aboard it Sheriff Musick said reports by Capt Thomas McGaff chief of the Orange county sheriffs bureau of identification and Dr John Montanus autopsy surgeon led to his theory that Overell 62 finance company operator and his wife 57 were slain Ford Motor Company of Canada Cuts Prices Windsor Ont Ford Motor company of Canada Lim ited announced Friday that a reduction in the retail delivered prices of all Ford Monarch and Mercury passenger cars and trucks will become effective throughout Canada Saturday morning was planning to marry the 22 yearold Iowa girl The Boston newspaper also said Miss Klassen when contacted by telephone had said when informed of Wilsons death I cant believe it He had such plans for us He wrote me every week He was going to come here as soon as his ship came in Miss Klassen also said she was not an army nurse as previously reported but was a government employe 160 Dfe in Ship Collision Shanghai collision be tween the Chinese navy gunboat Foo Po and the government owned ship Haimin Wednesday 100 miles from Amoy cost the lives of more than 160 officers and men from the gunboat the Central News Agency reported Friday The Foo Po sank CIO ASKS GM FOR PAY HIKE Union Wants Cent Hourly Wage Increase Louisville Ky CIO United Auto Workers Friday for mally asked General Motors cor poration for a 23i cent hourly wage increase for an estimated 225000 GM production workers Union spokesmen said the pro posed boost would cost GM about a week UAW sources based their com putation on reports that GM workers now average an hour Some other sources set the earnings at GM was asked to grant the wage increase effective as of March 19 although the UAWGM contract provides that no wage increase can be put into effect be fore May 31 without mutual con sent of the 2 parties Walter P Reuther UAW presi dent and codirector of the unions GM department pre sented the proposals to GM offi cials at Detroit Friday by proxy felt the entire matter of tax re duction should be deferred until congress has a better idea of the nations fiscal situation and how much money will be appropriated The republicans counted on their 5man majority in the com up of 15 republi cans and 10 drive through the income tax cut bill As approved by the republican house steering committee Thurs day the bill gives a 30 per cent income tax slash to lowbracket taxpayers and a 20 per cent cut to most others The original tax cutting legislation was proposed by Chairman Knutson of the committee The revised tax bill provides 1 An overall tax slash this year of with the cuts retroactive to last Jan 1 2 A 30 per cent cut for persons with taxable income whats left after personal exemptions and de ductions up to 3 A 20 per cent slash for per sons with taxable incomes between and Taxable in come above would get a 105 per cent cut 4 A flat cut for each tax payer with taxable income be tween and This is intended to avoid an abrupt jump in tax for persons with taxable in come slightly above as com pared with those on the border line Britain Has in Reparations From Germany Marshall and Bevin DRY BEER BILL TO CONFERENCE Iowa Senate Refuses to Approve Revision Des Moines a vote of 42 to 1 the Iowa senate Friday re fused to concur in the house ver sion of the senate dry beer bill which had been drastically revised by the lower chamber The house on promptly refused voice vote change its version of the measure and it was sent to a conference committee Named to this committee by the house were W R Fimmen R author of the house substitute Albert Steinberg R William S Beardsley R New Virginia and Gene Poston The senate was expected to ap point its conferees shortly As the measure originally was passed by the senate it gave city and town councils the option of refusing to issue permits for the sale of beer and restricted the lo cations of taverns to city and town business areas thus eliminating rural taverns outside oj incor porated municipal boundaries It also prohibited the sale of beer in public restaurants Submit Programs for Government System Moscow Secretary Ernest Bevin revealed in the council of foreign ministers Fri day that the United Kingdom had received reparations ot more than from Germany since the end of Ihe war These reparations according to Bevin were divided as follows industrial capital equipment 4400000 reichmarks at the 1938 40 cent value shipping 350000 tons of vessels valued at German external as county Hicklin It to the tax revision committee Then the tax revision committee recommended indefinite postpone ment Hicklin attempted Friday lo get the house to refer the bill to an other committee to be designated by the speaker In making his re quest Hicklin askedunanimous consent but commented at the out set that he did not expect to get Rep Henry H Stevens R Scranton objected to rereferring the bill on the grounds that 2 committees recommended indef inite postponement Rep William S Beardsley R New Virginia termed the meas ure a grudge bill and moved that it be laid on the definitely postponed Speaker G T Kuester R Grisswold ruled the motion out of order because the rules pro hibit making any statement in connection with such a motion Hicklin denied that the meas ure was a grudge bill Rep Elmer A Bass REraer son then made a motion to lay the bill on the table The motion was adopted 63 to 25 Hicklin and the others Intro duced the measure soon after the state income tax payment rate measure was passed by the house The Farm Bureau federation had been active in seeking return of the payments to full rate The measure passed retained the half rate this year but returned pay ments to full rate next year and thereafter At the time the Farm Bureau measure was introduced Hicklin said the county aid to the Farm Bureau units amounted to an outright subsidy He added that the Farm Bureau is a wealthy or ganization and not in need of the county aid Fraulien Hostesses Frankfurt UR Selected German girls will be appointed dance hostesses at the Palmgarten Red Cross club in the U S army headquarters compound army of ficials announced Friday Crosby Allen Listed Among 10 Worst Dressed Men in Radio Bing Crosby Friday was named number one among the 10 worst dressed men in radio by Designer Ray Dris coll who has cited the sartorial deficiencies of lead ers in virtually every entertainment field The list with DriscollV reasons for selection 1 Bing must secretly want to be a nudist Otherwise how could he do the things he does to clothes 2 Fred Allen Fred looks like he dressed in Allens a blackout 3 Phil Phils take it or leave it attitude shows in his bringing back baggy pants to stay 4 Ed Eds je ne sais quois in his sponsoring of the potato bag silhouette makesl even Vogue sit up and take notice I 4 Red Reds reckless spiritl is brought out in his look of careless CROSBY I but how abandoned can one get 6 Fibber from Wistful Vista to Hollywood Fibber still dresses like a refugee from a fire sale 7 Phil Philsies socalled attire went out with medicine shows and cigar store Indians 8 Arthur with Blondie is pretty harassing but not as harassing as Dagwoods ver sion of the great unpressed 9 Bob Bobs esquirish attempts make him look like what the well dressed man won t wear 10 Kay Kay looks like hes just siipped into something loose And I do mean loose ALLEN sels seized in the United Kingdom territory under the January 1946 agreement at Paris from 000000 to 000 to U S Secretary Marshall called on the council JFriday to set plans for the creation of a German gov ernment in motion at once and both he and Britains Ernest Bevin presented programs for the or ganization of a federalized Ger man nation The council in a brief session agreed to invite representatives of the Austrian government here im mediately for discussion of the Austrian peace treaty Bevin laid before the council a 6step plan for the creation of a federalized government structure intended to make Germany a self governing democratic state How far the British and Amer ican ideas will go in agreeing with soviet and French ideas for Germany was not at once clear Molotov and French Foreign Min ister Georges Bidault will intro duce Iheir plans Saturday The Russians have been talking about a tightly centralized German gov ernment Marshall laid down a 3point Plan of procedure for setting up a German government First he said there should be establishment of a provisional German government composed of Ihe heads of the governments of the now existing states and laenders including Berlin and clothed with necessary powers to create and operate central admin istrative agencies To this end he said the laender or state governments should be completed throughout Germany at an early date Second Marshall called for a drafting and acceptance of a con stitution which shall be German in origin and which shall be con sistent with demicrstic principles and the decentralization of gov ernment authority All powers not assigned the central govern ment would remain in the state governments Third Marshall said there should be the assumption of the governmental authority by the central government created by Ihe constitution and by the stale authorities recognized by the con stitution Alarm Bell Burns Tokyo alarm bell at Camp Drake rang so vigorously summoning American soldiers to a routine fire drill Friday that it caught fire an electrical overload was the cause Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing Friday night Lowest Friday night 25 lo 28 Saturday increasing cloudiness and warmer Iowa Clearing Friday night Sat urday increasing cloudiness and warmer with a brief period of showers in the northeast half Saturday afternoon Low Friday night 25 to 28 High Saturday near 50 Minnesota Light snow beginning northwest by Friday evening and spreading over south and east Friday night and early Sat urday Clearing by Saturday afternoon Warmer northwest and extreme north Friday night and southeast in extreme south Saturday Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook The mean temperature will average 3 to 5 degrees above normal The state normal is 37 degrees Little change Saturday or Sun day becoming somewhat warm er Monday Slightly cooler Tuesday Warmer again Wed nesday Precipitation will aver age one tenth inch or less oc curring as light snow Saturday and late Monday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Friday Snow YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 36 29 29 1 inch 60 42 SEES DANGER IN REDDOMINATED GOVERNMENTS Undersecretary Will Reveal Secret Data on Foreign Situation Washington Secre tary of State Acheson said Friday the existence communistdom inated governments any place in the world is dangerous to the se curity of the United States Acheson made that reply when Rep Judd RMinn asked whether a communistdominated government of China would be a danger to United States security For the second straight day Acheson testified before the house foreign affairs committee on Pres ident Trumans request for au thority to use plus military advice and materials to help Greece and Turkey resist communist aggression Before Judds question Acheson said that a communistdominated government in Greece be considered dangerous to this coun trys security A moment later he commented that c o m m u n ist organizations throughout the world appear to act with a high degree of disci pline and unanimity which is be yond the probability of coinci dence Judd had asked whether the state department knew of any communist government in the world that is not soviet domin ated At that point Rep Merrow R N Hamp interjected that he fav ored a show down with the com munists He added Mr Stalin and his associates wont stop their program of ag gressive expansion until the United States takes a firm stand Merrow asked whether the United States would be abandon ing its world leadership by deny ing aid to Greece and Turkey Acheson replied If the United States will not accede to the re quests made on it there will be a strong conviction throughout the world that a great deal of our professions are merely words At the outset of Fridays testi mony Acheson quickly settled one issue which had developed be tween him and the lawmakers He said he would arrange to make public later secret back ground documents concerning the situation in Greece and Turkey Acheson discussed the presi dents proposal generally in 2 hours of public testimony before the house group Thursday When he returned for further testimony Friday morning Chairman Eaton RN J inquired about the mysterious secrecy of the docu ments which were handed to com mittee members Thursday for their personal information Eaton said the documents have seemed to create more interest than the grave issue before that of a major shift in American diplomatic policy Acheson said Eaton had called his attention to a demand within the committee that copies of the document be furnished the press He said the slate department now planned to do just that with the likelihood that hey would be made public later in the day Acheson also had another tenta one with American delegate to the United Nations Austin has been reported deeply disturbed over the possible effect this countrys decision to go it alone in the case of Greece and Turkey may have on smallnation members of the world organiza tion Speculation was rife on capitol hill that Austin might urge upon President Truman a facesaving gesture for the U N This possibly would be a formal report of the situation to Secretary General Trygve Lie with the explanation that the U N was bypassed this time only because it is not yet equipped for action This point already has been stressed by Acheson in his first appearance before the house com mittee live date Warren Austin chief The sapwood of all species of trees is light in color and in some species is practically white SAME Bliek flaf means traffic death In put 34 hour lowan 24 Is Killed in CarTrain Wreck Cedar Rapids Me Cormick 24 of near Vinton was killed and his brother Robert 22 was critically injured when their car was struck by a train at a Cedar Rapids crossing early Fri day Roberts injuries were listed as head injuries and possible internal injuries The impact hurled the auto 150 feet from Ihe crossing and both men were thrown from the car police reported ;