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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 30, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 30 1949 Paper Consists of Two No 14T PLIES COAST TO COAST IN RECORD De Bona steps from Actor Jimmy Stewart s souped up P51 Mustang after flying from Burbank Gal to LaGuardia 1 record time of 5 hours and 5 seconds Tuesday The former record 101 the 4477 mile flight was 6 hours and 7 minutes for nonjet planes Flood Waters Hit Town in North Dakota Mandaii N Dak 2nd residential section of Mandan was under flood water from the swol len Heart river Wednesday and all residents of that section were evacuated to higher ground Water from a 150foot break in the dike system southeast of the city backed into the southwestern residential district during the night despite the blasting of a dike 5 miles below the city to re lieve pressure here Residents of the flooded south eastern and southwestern sections of the city moved into emergency quarters at the World War Me morial building or into the homes of relatives or friends U S highway 10 was blocked by water from the blasted section of the dike An emergency dike was thrown up across the highway to prevent water from backing into the citys business district through an underpass on the highway as it did in the disas trous 1943 flood A slight drop was noted in the Hearts stage Wednesday morning School Cost Rise Reported Student increase Also Is Shown Des Monies fP The average per pupil cost of operating 113 Iowa City school districts during the 194748 fiscal year was 34 This compared with 514602 in the previous year These figures were reported Wednesday by the Iowa Taxpay ers association which said its re port was based on official reports in the state department of public instruction The 113 school districts main taining high schools spent a total of for operating costs in the year ended last Tune 30 This was or 1817 per cent more than the same districts spent in the previous fiscal year the associations report showed While costs went up attendance also increased from an average daily attendance of 184102 to 187598 There were 8766 teach ers employed by these districts last year an increase of 437 The 10 low districts and their per pupil costs were On aw a Centerville Albia Tama Humboldt Mari on Colfax Bel mond Council Bluffs and Mystic The 10 high districts and their per pupil costs were Dubuque Cresco 28 Waukon Emmets burg Iowa Falls Davenport Oelwein 68 Washington Carroll and Ida Grove Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Light rain mixed with snow Wednesday night Cloudy Thursday Low Wednesday night 30 High Thursday 42 Iowa Rain Wednesday night prob ably mixed with snow north west portion Wednesday night Colder west portion Wednesday night Minnesota Cloudy rain sleet or snow south and extreme eas portions Wednesday night and Thursday diminishing Thurs day No decided change in tem perature IN MASOlM CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 41 Minimum 35 At 8 a m Wednesday 35 Precipitation 49 TEAR AGO Maximum 40 Minimum 25 Iowa House Moving Toward County Assessor Law Debate Des Moines Iowa louse moved Wednesday from the ouchy county option issue to the equally controversial problem of what to do about the 1947 county assessor law Shortly after the house reached republican bill that would amend the 1947 law by limiting he assessors term to 4 years and changing the method of his ap Dointment Rep G T Clark D moved that his bill o repeal the law entirely be sub stituted for the GOP measure Clark also wanted to substitute a companion democratic bill that would reestablish the township assessor system in force before 1947 No Action The house went to lunch with out acting on the motion During debate Rep C J Burris D said there are a lot of new faces in the legislature of the 194 Before it reached the assessor Dill the house concurred in a sen ate amendment requiring strip coal mines to replace as nearly as practicable topsoil removed during their operations The amendment was attached o a bill providing for voluntary creation of special tax levy dis ricts for drainage soil conserva ion and flood control under pres ent drainage laws The measure jassed by both houses now goes o the governor Little Hoover Group The house passed a senate bill etting up a a little Hoover commission to study reorganiza tion of the state government but amended it to direct the commis sion also to study the possibility of consolidating state judicial dis ixicts The measure which now goes back to the senate for concurrence in the amendment would set up a 9man commission to make the reorganization study and report to the next legislature It carries a appropriation By a 76 to 10 vote the house sent to the senate a drastically amended version of a bill origin ally killed in the lower chamber The bill now requires retailers who collects a sales tax on auto mobiles in excess of the tax due from the purchaser must send all of the amount collected to the state tax commission Iceland to Join Atlantic Treaty Rekjavik Iceland Ice lands althing parliament Wed nesday approved this strategic island republics membership in the North Atlantic pact The vote to join in the alliance was 37 to 13 Louis Budenz Testifies for 5th Day New York UR Communist leaders in the United States wera prepared to go underground and wage civil war during the Hitler Stalin peace pact Louis Budenz former editor of the communist Daily Worker charged Wednes day Budenz testified for the 5th day as the first government witness at the trial of 11 top communists for conspiracy to teach and advocate the overthrow of the U S govern ment by force The former communist official said that Eugene Dennis general secretary of the party and one of the defendants told a communist rally in a Chicago cellar in 1939 to be piepared to go underground in case the United States went to war against Germany Meanwhile the communist de fendants rejected a gift from Anna Louise Strong for their defense Miss Strong deported from Russia as a spy had do nated the money to the communists from the payment she received for newspaper articles revealing de tails of her arrest in Russia 14YearOld Girl Mother of Twins Plainweft Mich par ents of a 14yearold girl reported Wednesday that she gave birth to twin sons last Sunday and is do ing The babies who weighed about 5 pounds each were born prema turely to Mrs Edwin W Schwab Her parents Mr and Mrs Frank Hall of nearby Shelbyville said the father is a soldier Mrs Schwab became 14 3 weeks ago Catch Speeders After Chase of 30 Miles Des Moines Moines police and state highway patrol men captured two 18yearold boys in a stolen car near Osceola Wednesday after a 30mile chase at speeds over 95 miles an hour A highway patrolman said he fired 4 shots when the boys re fused to stop No one was hurt Tne chase began when polico tried to stop the car in Des Moines It sped away and police broadcast a general alert The youths finally were overtaken on Highway 69 north of Osceola Nourse Hands in Resignation But Says He Plans to Go on With Job Washington Edwin G Nourse said Wednesday he had handed in his resignation as chair man of the presidents council of economic advisors But he said he plans to stay on the job as far as Ive heard Nourse talked to reporters after a call on President Truman He said the resignation had been in Mr Trumans hands for at least a couple of months but he had never discussed the matter with the president Nourse has been at odds with his 2 colleagues on the council Leon Keyserling and Dr John D Clark over handling of the ad ministrations antiinflation pol icy However white house inform ants said they regard the resigna tion as a routine affair in line with the practice of top govern ment officials turning in resigna tions at the start of a presidential term Nourse who has called recent price declines a healthy disin flation talked with Mr Truman for half an hour Wednesday He was reporting he told newsmen later on conditions he found in 4 weeks of travel in the west The trip did not change his mind about the countrys condi tion he said New Health Plan Offered by Senators Called Substitute for Proposals of President Truman Washington senators Wednesday offered a new vol untary health insurance bill in tended to make hospital and med ical care available to all persons Senator Hill one of the sponsors said the new plan based on state and local controls is a substitute for what he called compulsory System advocated by President Truman and some members of congress Besides Hill the measure is backed by Senators OConor With ers Aiken RVt and Morse ROre Bill Provisions This is what the bill provides 1 Persons unable to pay would get medical and hospital care through governmentsupported membership in nonprofit pre paid health insurance programs 2 Such persons would be is sued service cards entitling them to the same type and quality of hpsiptal and medical services pro vided regular subscribers to health insurance plans They would not be identified as re cipients of government assistance 3 The state health insurance agency would reimburse the health insurance plan for the full cost of hospital and medical care provided under the plan plus a reasonable administrative e x pense The state may collect par tial payment based on ability to pay from persons unable to pay full subscription charges 4 When any person enrolled in a prepayment plan becomes un employed his health insurance subscription charges would be paid by the state agency for the same period that unemployment compensation is paid 5 Prepaid health insurance coverage would be broadened by providing for payroll deduction of subscription charges for em ployes of federal state and local governments who request it Centers Clinics 6 Diagnostic centers clinics and other facilities in the United States would be surveyed and a plan developed for providing ad ditional needed diagnostic serv ices 7 Facilities and services for treatment of mental tuberculous and chronic diseases would be surveyed and a plan developed for strengthening and improving the financing of such services where needed 8 Areas lacking adequate med ical care would be surveyed and plans developed to encourage phy sicians to practice in these com munities This need is greatest in rural areas 9 Existing enrollment in vol untary prepayment plans would be surveyed and methods develop ed for encouraged enrollment of all persons able to pay subscrip tion charges particularly in rural areas Tornadoes Kill 2 in Towns in Oklahoma 4 Arrive in America to Sign Alliance New York group of vol uble western European foreign ministers arrived Wednesday aboard the liner Queen Mary to sign the North Atlantic pact A fellow traveler was Russian Dep uty Foreign Minister Andrei A Gromyko still saying no Eggs and tomatoes were hurled from a crowd of 500 pickets at a car bearing British Foreign Sec retary Ernest Bevin from the pier to Pennsylvania station where he boarded a train for Washington He was one of 4 foreign officials who will sign the pact there next week Three pickets were arrested in a pushandpull scene with po lice The pickets marched in noisy protest of Britains policy toward Israel Gromyko who arrived to attend the United Nations assembly had no prediction on what would transpire there He answered No comment to reporters other questions Other foreign office chiefs be sides Bevin who arrived were Belgian Premier and Foreign Min ister PaulHenri Spaak Dutch Foreign Minister D LT Stikker and Luxembourg Foreign Minis ter Joseph Bech The pickets representing the joint committee to combat anti Semitism protested Bevins al leged antiSemitic statements and hostile policy to Israel At a news conference aboard the liner after she had docked Bevin declared the alliance was a pact of solidarity which should pre vent war for many generations to come Beardsley Names 2 to Commission Post Des Monies William S Beardsiey Wednesday ap pointed State Rep Warren Wells R Council Bluffs to the state tax commission and named A A Coburn Cherokee to the liquor control commission If the senate confirms the ap pointments Wells will fill out the unexpired term of W A Gran tham DeWitt who resigned March 15 The term runs until June 30 1953 Coburn would succeed Dick Lane Davenport republican who has been on the liquor commission since 1934 Lanes term ends June 30 this year The senate confirmed Beardsleys reappointment of Carl B Stiger Toledo democrat to the employment security commission Nebraska Is Covered by 12 Inch Snow Chnaha fP The blizzardous winter o f 1948 49 already a legend in Nebraska was back for a curtain call Wednesday Up to 12 inches of snow blanketed the central and west central parts of the state Schools were closed at North Platte Hershey Sutherland and Cozad Some roads were closed in the North Platte Broken Bow and Stapleton areas and even where roads were open low visi bility and snow made travel dif ficult Weather and road conditions were blamed in part for an auto truck collision near Brady Nebr late Tuesday in which Mr and Mrs Charles W Barada of San Francisco Cal were killed Broken Bow received 12 inches of snow Burwell had 10 and North Platte 9 In eastern Ne braska the precipitation came as rain ranging up to more than one inch Streams were rising and some northeast Nebraska com munities were isolated by mud AP Wirephoto TWISTER tornado struck Canton Okla early Wednesday killing one person This air picture shows how the twister unroofed houses The tornado was one of a series which struck Oklahoma overnight killing 2 and injuring 18 Forecast Crackdown on Rent Slackmarket Under New Bin Sports Bulletin San Jose Cal JP Boxer Billy Cormvell knocked uncon scious in a bout Tuesday night died Wednesday at OConnor hospital The 25yearold lightweight from Los Angeles and D t s Moines never regained con sciousness To Discuss Major German Problems Washington Secretary of State Dean Acheson said Wednes day major German problems will be discussed with western Euro pean foreign ministers coming here to sign the North Atlantic treaty Acheson told a news conference the talks on Germany will be highly informal But he said he hopes they may bring further progress on problems such as formation of a German govern are already under discussion in conferences in Eur Sokolovsky Is Removed as Soviet Governor in Berlin ope FARM HOME BURNS Knoxville farm home of the Merle Oliver family 6 miles northeast of Knoxville burned to the ground Tuesday while the family was in Harvey getting groceries Berlin UR Russias appoint ment of a new military governor and commander for Germany touched off renewed speculation Wednesday that the Soviets are preparing a peace offensive in Germany perhaps including the lifting of the Berlin blockade Radio Moscow announced shortly after midnight that Mar shall VasBily D Sokolovsky had been relieved of his duties as gov ernor and commander in Germany to become first deputy minister of the soviet armed forces Succeeding Sokolovsky in Ger many Moscow said will be Gen Vassily I Cuikov veteran of the Russian civil war and one of the heroes of the battle of Stalingrad Chuikov at present is soviet mili tary administrator in the German state of Thuringia A Moscow dispatch to the United Press said Moscow news papers carried the announcement without comment on their back pages American occupation officials declined immediate comment on the transfer to Moscow of Sokol ovsky The man who has enforced the soviet blockade nf Berlin and relentlessly prosecuted the cold war in Germany Brig Gen Frank L Howley American commandant in Berlin expressed surprise when told of the shift But he declined com ment on grounds that such a change was above my level The immediate reaction in al lied circles was that Sokolovskys departure from Berlin might set the stage for a new soviet peace offensive in Germany The more optimistic speculated that the Russians might make a new offer to lift the blockade of Berlin They pointed out that the Russians have dropped their har rassing tactics against the allied airlift even wavingfr i endly greetings and dipping their wings m salute as they fly past the sup ply planes Washington Capitol hill heard predictions Wednesday that the new rent control extender will set off a government crackdown on a rent blackmarket President Truman was expected to sign in plenty of time the home rule legislation that con tinues rent controls for another 15 months Just 2 days before the present controls are set to die at mid night Thursday congress late Tuesday tossed the new compro mise bill to the white house by overwhelming votes Then 1 Rep Patman DTex said it will mean a rollback of illegal rents as well as increased rents on some properties where land lords are not now showing a profit He said it will put an end to the rent blackmarket that Tighe Woods rent administrator reported to be growing through out the country 2 House Democratic Leader McCormack Mass said inhis opinion there wont be any big increases in rent for anyone and most rents probably wont be in creased at all No Decontrol 3 Paul V Betters executive di rector of the U S Conference of Mayors predicted no major city will drop rent controls under the home rule provisions of the bill that allows states or localities to throw off the controls Governor Thomas E Dewey of New York has said he will not approve resi dential rent decontrol in that state without clearest proof that con trols are neither necessary nor The senate approved the bill 78 to 11 and the house stamped on a 262 to 143 vote after weeks of bitter debate Here are the major provisions of the bill Home legislation sets up a process for removal of rent controls by states cities or other local areas Individual legislatures could remove controls throughout a state or in parts of a state The governing body of a city or other locality could pass a resolution calling for decontrol and if the state governor approved then rent controls would send there Landlord rent ad ministrator is required to fix rents at levels to assure landlords a fair net operating income so far as practicable Evictions Restores old OPA powers for the rent expediter to control evictions This some con gress members said would pre vent any mass evictions of ten ants Sue Landlords rent administra tor is authorized to sue landlords for 3 times the amount of any charge made against a tenant above the legal rent ceiling Con gress decided this was a better en forcement method than fines and imprisonment recommended by the president Tenants now have power to sue for threble damages but few use it The rent adminis trator says they fear eviction un der the present law if they do administrator is authorized to put back under con trol any areas he decontrols after March 31 Administrator Woods says this will enable him to de control more than 100 of the 600 control areas since he would have power to slap controls back if rents jump unreasonably Miscellaneous The new act authorizes no further 15 per cent voluntary increases in rent and recontrols any dwellings decon trolled under such voluntary leases at the rent figure contained in such leases trailer camps are recontrolled the housing expe diter can decontrol socalled lux ury apartments nont r a n s i ent hotelapartments in New York and Chicago are recontrolled at rents of March 1 1949 levels veterans priority for first change to rent or buy a new property is continued Government of Syria Seized bye Military Amman TransJordan UR The Syrian army took over the government of Syria Wednesday in a lightning coup apparently designed to prevent any peace with Israel The Syrian radio announced that the army overthrew and jailed Premier Khaled ElAzam and his cabinet ministers Tues day night Syrian President Shuk ri AlKouwatly was reported var iously to have been jailed and to have fled the country Reports from Beirut Lebanon said the coup was bloodless They said AlKouwatly was arrested along with other government leaders deputies and politicians who supported the regime Faris AlKhoury Syrian dele gate to the United Nations was reported in touch with the army leaders with a view to forming a constitutional government Emir Adil Arslan also a UN dele gate was said to be forming a new government Gen Husni AlZaim army chief of staff and commander of the Syrian gendarmarie led the coup and heads the antiZionist mili tary junta which now rules the country the Syrian radio said Twisters Strike in 4 Localities 18 Are Injured Heavy Damage to Property Reported Canton Okla Tornadoes struck 4 times in northwest Ok lahoma Wednesday killing 2 in jurying 18 and causing heavy property damage Canton Longdale and Blackwell were hit A tornado also dipped down 5 miles north of Enid and wrecked a small airport The greatest damage was to the first a town of 1200 and nearby Longdale 400 The dead were in Canton and Long dale In Canton the storm hit hardest in the northwest residential area and the business district but the entire town was damaged Streets were littered with trees boards bricks and wrecked autos At least 16 residences were destroyed and more than 25 others were very heavily damaged Nearly ev ery business building was knocked down or damaged At Longdale the damage was not as great as first feared Two business buildings were demol ished and many houses but none was flattened Soutlnyest Areas The tornado in Blackwell struck the south and southwest residen tial areas of that city of 12000 Six persons were taken to hos pitals in Blackwell and 2 were soon released None of the others were reported in critical condi tion One large home in Blackwell was unroofed a half dozen small er houses were damaged and a 1story frame school house flat tened The north bleachers at the high school athletic field were flattened the dressing room wrecked and football equipment scattered No Warning The first tornado started wind ing up in the farmlands southwest of here ripping open some isolated ranch buildings It smashed into Canton a town of 1200 at a m CST without warning and went right through the home and business sections Moments later it crashed into Little Longdale located 7 miles northeast of here with 400 people Less than 3 hours later another twister of lighter force struck the south side of Blackwell population 12000 and injured 6 The canton area is 75 miles northwest of Ok lahoma City and Blackwell i near the north central border The 2 dead were 12yearold Larry Arnold son of a widow storekeeper at Longdale and Charles Stowers 32 Canton Fans Greet Mitchum as He Leaves Jail Hollywood Robert Mitchum was released from the county jail and was greeted by a cheering crowd The husky actor who has spent the past 50 days behind bars on a marijuana conviction dashed past the spectators to a county car arnd sped to his wife and 2 young sons who were waiting for him at home He was tanned and had shaved off a moustache he grew after serving his term Select Slogan on Farm Safety Ames key to reducing accidents on Iowa farms summed up in a 5word slogan Be alert dont get hurt a safety expert said Wednesday Norval Wardle secretary of the Iowa farm safety committee said that Be alert dont get hurt was selected as the slogan for a farm safety campaign connected with official cleanup week from April 11 to April 26 If Iowa farmers keep alert they will have fewer accident Wardle said The slogan stressing alert ness was selected from 500 sug gestions he said Prince Harold of Denmark Dies Copenhagen Denmark Prince Harald 72 uncle of King Frederick IX of Denmark and brother of King Haakon VII of Norway died Tuesday night He had been ill for several years Prince Harald married Princess Helen of SchleswigHolstein SonderburgGlucksburg in 1903 and had 5 childVen SAME ftaff MMM M bran ;