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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 21, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CF A N S A ft C K 1 V t E IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Lin AnodiM Pim ind United Pieu Full Lund Wirei Ccnti Copjrl MASON CJtV IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 21 1947 This Paper Consists of Two Ont N01M STASSEN URGES PEACE PRODUCTION CONGRESS PUTS OK ON FOREIGN1 RELIEF 28886 Senate Completes Action on Setup Measure Goes to Truman Washington sent to President Truman Wednesday legislation authorizing a 000000 foreign relief program Action was completed when the had held out for approved compro mise legislation fixing the pro gram at that figure It acted min utes after the house giving up on demands that the program be held to approved a 000000 bill by a vote of 288 to 86 Senator Vandenberg told the senate it is his under standing that for administrator of the new program President Tru man has under considerationa man of wide Red Cross experi ence There have been reports that the president has in mind Richard Allen Red Cross vice president for this post The big test in the house came on an attempt to send the meas ure back to a senatehouse com mittee with instructions for the house members to hold out fot Rejection of the effort came on a roll call vote of 205 to 170 The conference committee had recom mended the house accept the full 5350000000 sought by the ad ministration and approved by the senate Senator Asks Deferment of Tax Cut Bill Washington IP Senator George DGa told the senate Wednesday the tax reduction bill is a fairly good approach but urged its defer ment until June 10 in order to determine what final appropria tions cuts are made by the house Taking the floor after Chair man Millikin DCoIo of the fi nance committee opened tax de bate by declaring a reduction in the tax burden is justified under present budgetary conditions George said he is thoroughly committed to a reduction in iimc taxes But he contended the acid test will be in the final appro priation cuts George said all ma jor appropriation measures will be sent to the house by its appro priations committee by June 12 when you can get a picture of expenditures for the fiscal year 1948 As the senate debated the telephone industry asked that congress repeal the taxes on com munications charges This would save taxpayers an other The excise is levied on telephone telegraph and other communications service The recommendation was placed before the house ways and means committee in statements submit ted by the American Telephone and Telegraph company A T and Ts associated companies and the United States Independent Tele phone association It was the first recommendation for a new tax cut in the commit tees move toward general revi sions of the tax structure which Chairman Knutson RMinn said should mean substantial tax re ductions beyond the current 000000000 bill The committee plans to write the general revi sions into law next year The telephone industry asked that the communications excise repealer be made a part of the 1948 revision The industry de scribed this excise as a tax upon a necessary business and social service and not a luxury tax Meanwhile Chairman Knutson RMinn of the house ways and means committee predicted a 2 year freeze of social security taxes at one per cent each on employers and employes This he said would prevent an automatic increase January 1 to 2J per cent on wages and payrolls and save taxpayers about annually He also predicted that the com mittee would vote to bring 10000 000 selfemployed persons under the old age and survivors insur ance provisions of social security and might increase the maximum federalstate grants to the needy aged from S45 to a month Hold Legion Conference Indianapolis 2day con ference opened Wednesday to de velop understanding and coop eration between religious groups in the American Legion and var ious religious groups throughout the nation Its SoulSatisfying Waitress Boss With Pie Jackson Miss Diana Guance a former waitress knows what it feels like to slap a pie in the boss face Its soulsatisfying Miss Guance told reporters Tues day night as she contemplated charges of assault filed against her by Chris Costas operator of the Ritz cafe I considered it for several days and then Monday I got the impelling urge she related I held the pie in my left hand and tapped him on the shoulder with my other hand He looked up I slapped the delicious mess in his face The trial is set for Friday AP Wlrephoto FAMILY COMPLETES BIKE and Mrs R K Parker arrived in Seattle Wash on these attached bi cycles which brought them and 3 children 3429 miles from Florida since Nov 13 CIO Notifies Leading Meat Packers of Pay Hike Demand AFL Plans Talks With Armor and Swift for 15Cent Hourly Boost Chicago leading meat packers including the John Mor rell company of Ottumwa Iowa were notified Tuesday by the CIO United Packinghouse workers of reopening of contracts with the aim of obtaining a 15 cents an lour wage increase for 80000 workers The compahiescovered by mas contracts are Swift Armour 3udahy Wilson and Hygrade Food Products corporation in addition o Morrell The reopening notices the union said were served under provisions of the present agreement which allow for 2 wage reopening pe riods exclusively on wages In his letters to the companies Ralph Helstein union president recommended that arrangements e made at the earliest possible ime for negotiations on this question The union said its action was n accordance with the unanimous decision of the organizations con vention in Cleveland this month The AFL Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen announced that they would begin alks with Armour here Wednes day and with Swift Thursday seeking a 15cent hourly hike for claimed membership of 40000 employes of the 2 concerns Earl W Jimmerson president if the meat cutters said his union and the CIO packinghouse work ers had agreed to cooperate in negotiating with the packers Jimmerson said he had notified Armour and Swift April 23 of his unions intention to reopen ne gotiations under terms 6f their resent contract MOTHER TRUMAN IN COMEBACK Physician Says She Has Chance to Recover Grand View Mo Trumans personal physician Wed nesday gave his 94yearold moth er a chance for recovery if she maintains her present gradual im provement Brig Gen Wallace H Graham said everything depends on Mrs Martha E Trumans will to live The presence of the president at her bedside he said has been an important factor in the slight im provement noted in the past 48 hours Graham in a news conference in nearby Kansas City emphasized over and over again that he was an He said the elderly patient had a very tired heart and a generally weak body and that she was fight ing a terrific uphill struggle against overwhelming odds He said that if the present rate of progress can be maintained for another 2 days the possibility of the presidents return to Washing ton might even be considered However he emphasized the matter has not been discussed with Mr Truman who is directing the affairs of government from his mothers home here and from a hotel suite in Kansas City Last year an airborne magne tometer carried by a cable under an airplane was used to survey for oil and mineral deposits HOUSE BODY IS URGED TO CUT FARM SPENDING Slashes Recommended Will Reduce 48 Budget by Nearly 40 Per Cent Washington house ap propriations committee members reported Wednesday additional cuts have been recommended to reduce the agriculture depart ments 1948 budget of 000 by almost 40 per cent The subcommittee in charge of the bill met in closed session Wednesday Members told report ers privately they were asked by party leaders to find new places in which to make cuts The house republican steering committee met early this week and Speaker Martin reported some members had complained that pre liminary recommendations for re ductions in the agriculture bill were inadequate The house took an 11 per cent whack out of President Trumans estimates in passing a 100 navy supply bill Tuesday Members who attended Wednes days meeting said the overall cut in agriculture departments budget for the year beginning July 1 would be more than The budget calls for approxi mately including about in customs col lections which the department has used in the past for its various programs This fund has been known as section 32 money In addition to recommending cancellation of this fund commit tee members said the subcommit tee has voted to cut around 000000 from new appropriation requests of Certain recurring appropriations fixed by law make up the remainder of the The subcommittees recommen dations go before the full appro priations committee Friday with the bill scheduled for house de bate next week Minister Found Sane Will Face Trial for Setting Church Afire Milwaukee UR A board of psychiatrists Wednesday found Dr John Lewis 72yearold Presby terian minister sane and compe tent to stand trial on charges of attempting to destroy his fashion able parish church by fire Municipal Judge Herbert J Steffes set June 9 as the date for Lewiss trial Lewis smiled as the board of 3 mental experts headed by Dr John L Garvey returned its ver dict They reported he was able to confer with counsel knew right from wrong and was in adequate physical condition to stand trial Lewis was arrested Feb 21 on a warrant that accused him of set ting fire to his church the Cal vary Presbyterian in Milwaukees downtown areaHe pleaded in nocent and bond was set at S25000 for Pig Study Brookings S Dak grant of approximately has been received by South Dakota State college from the John Morrell and Company packing plant at Ot tumwa Iowa The money is to be used for a study of cost man agement and marketing compari sons of spring and fall farrowed SAME White lag means no Iratfio dtuh In Dfcst hour AP Wlrepboio 7 DIE IN ARMY PLANE look over the wreckage of the army B25 airplane which crashed in a cornfield near Champaign 111 Tuesday night killing 2 army officers and 5 other soldiers The plane crashed 250 yards from a farmhouse and was not discovered until early Wednesday morning Foremen of Ford Motor in Walkout Detroit in De troit area plants of the Ford Mo tor company struck for new con tract concessions Wednesday in the first unionauthorized walk out at Ford since the end of the war President Robert H Keys of the Foremens Association of America which called the strike said the stoppage of 3800 supervisory workers would shut down the plants idling some 90000 produc tion workers in 3 or 4 days at the most A company spokesman said that thats probably as good a guess as anyone can make He added however that the union would have to achieve 100 per cent suc cess in its strike to close the plants Keys said foremen in other Ford plants had been asked to remain on the ob but that its possible some of them may walk out on their own A company spokesman noted that most foremen in smaller Ford plants are not organized The walkout began promptly at 10 a m Foremen cleared the small Lincoln plant first and filtered slowly from the larger Highland Park truck plant and the giant River Rouge plant Picket lines were set up in a driving rain Production workers members of the CIO United Auto Workers re mained on the job President Tom my Thompson of UAW Ford local 600 said the men probably would pass through FAA picket lines but that they definitely will do no supervisory work Pickets were posted at all en trances used by supervisory em ployes despite a heavy rainfall Keys said the strike was called after breakdown of negotiations seeking to avert the stoppage He said he met with President Henry Ford II and other top Ford officials Tuesday but that they re fused to move from their insist ence that a contract terminated by both parties 5 weeks ago be re instated without change Find Paste to Keep Bread Fresh 7 Days Kansas City of the American Association of Cer eal Chemists in convention here learned that soon weekold bread may not worry the housewife Research chemists H H Favor and H F Johnson of East Nor walk Conn reported discovery of a paste solution known as polyox ethylene stearate a fraction of an ounce of which will keep bread fresh for 7 days Shortage of raw materials for the paste has prevented wide spread use so far Champaign HI top army flying officers and 5 other soldiers were killed Tuesday night when a B25 crashed in a corn field during a violent thunder storm the army announced Wed nesday The dead included Col Ray mond E ONeill 52 a 30year army veteran of both wars and AAF balloon expert and Col George A Whatlcy 45 who had served in the army since 1925 and headed the mobile training unit at Chanutc field near Champaign ONeill who was a brigadier general in World war II com manded Chanute field from 1940 to 1944 and later was executive officer He was born in Port Town send Wash Whatley was a native of Texas Their ship was bound for Cha nute field from Cheyenne Wyo at the time of the crackup Stassen Says Stalin Still Has Clear Eye Steady Hand Tells Newsmen Former Soviet WarFactories Making Civilian Goods tn rumor that Josef Stalin is not a well man Harold E Stassen avowed presidential candidate and form er Minnesota governor told news men Wednesday that although Stalins hair is thinning and that he is not as fleshy Stalin still has a clear eye a steady hand and a quick step Speaking at a formal press con ference in Jefferson Iowa as part of the American Legions United Nations celebration Slassen said also that he had seen factories all over Russia which formerly made war goods now were producing civilian goods such as tractors oil well equipment rolled steel and textiles Mr Stassen assured newsmen that he had seen all he wished to see in Russia according to the program mapped out in advance between himself and Russian au thorities In relation to American farm production Stassen went on rec ord as being not in favor of con trolled production Stassen said he favored only a moderate price floor The former governor said that if he loses his bid for the 1948 GOP presidential nomination his decision to accent a vice presi dential spot if offered him would depend on who the presidential nominee was and what kind of program the republican party adopted I believe that the issues facing the country and the way the coun try meets them must come first Stassen said Secondly I am in terested in building up a strong republican party Stassen said I dont function according to the usual political rules and expressed the hope that party leaders would await results of presidential preference primaries in the states before committing themselves to any contestant for the nomination The Minnesotan who recently returned from a tour of Europe voiced qualified support of the state departments foreign lan guage broadcasts program Planes take only a hundredth part of the time to cross the At i lantic ocean that Columbus did Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Wednesday night scattered showers Thursday forenoon Partly cloudy Thurs day afternoonNot much change in temperature Low Wednesday night 4045 Iowa Fair followed by scattered showers west portion Wednes day night and east portion Thursday forenoon becoming partly cloudy Thursday after noon Not so cool west and cen tral Wednesday night Low Wednesday night 4548 High Thursday 6870 Minnesota Occasional showers Wednesday nigh t gradually clearing Thursday with a few showers extreme east portion in forenoon Little change in tem perature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 67 Minimum 38 At 8 a m Wednesday 51 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 57 Minimum 35 Tot Scalded to Death When Mother Leaves Children in Bathtub North Bellmorc N Y Mrs Mary Carlson put her 2 daguhters Cynthia 3 and Pa tricia Ann 23 months in the empty bath tub and went into the other room Cynthia didnt want to wait for her bath She turned on the hot water Patricia Ann was scalded to death and Cynthia was in Mea dowbrook hospital Wednesday with 3rd degree burns Hollow vessels were made en tirely of glass as early as 3000 B C Trusting Iowa Amanites Paid for Steel Last Summer and Still Havent Got It By FREDERICK C OTHMAN UP Staff Correspondent Washington UR What big lusiness has done to the Amana ociety of Iowa shouldnt happen o an infidel Since 1854 the pious members lave been tilling their 26000 fer He acres worshipping God ac ording to their own lights and effecting credit upon Iowa and ic nation They clipped the wool from heir sheep and turned it into lankets of superb qualify Their at hogs each fall became West haliastyle bacon and hams for the premium market The Aman ites cut lumber from their own stand of walnut trees and made by hand some of Americas finest colonialtype furniture Fifteen years ago they started making frozen food lockers this business also flourished All was as prosperous as it was peaceful in the township of the Amana society where the Golden Rule prevailed and no man cheated an other Came the war The patriotic members expanded their freeze factory and expanded it again producing refrigerators for the army and the navy Steel took the place of wood the clank of machinery drowned out the low of the cattle and wars end found the society with modern ized refrigerating factory The hardworking members went aft er business and soon had the big gest output of commercial food lockers in the country Sheet steel was scarce by last summer The price was a ton but the mills were selling only to old customers and alloting them only what theyd used before the war George C Foerstner the young ish manager of the plant told the senate small business committee how highbinders offered him steel at double and triple prices how they made promises they didnt keep and how one of them took his money but still hasnt even delivered a needle In accents almost as thick us his eyeglasses Foerstner told a tale of an Amana lamb among the wolves Brokers in Chicago and Detroit mysterious voices on tele phones and firms with fancy let terheads but no permanent ad dress all had their part in clip ping the devout refrigeratormak er He paid several dealers a ton for steel he should have got for Last July he signed a contract with the Stakes Steel Supply Corp of Detroit for 1300 tons of steel and sent a check for or a ton to bind the deal Then he waited and waited some more He got no steel Nor money either This February he sent his law yer R E Hatter of Marengo Iowa to Detroit The booming voiced Hatter who sat with him in the senate caucus room took up the story AH these deals were what the trade called daisychain opera tions Hatter testified Thercd be commissions to give to people whod done nothing to earn them and this Detroit thing didnt seem to be much different from the others So I got in touch with the at torney for the Stakes company and we said he could either have our check back or hed force these men to give us steel We were desperate I said let us have the steel Did you get it asked Sen Ed ward Martin of Pa We still dont have the steel they still have our Hatter replied And thats what big business did to the Amana society Makes me a little sad to toll about it WANTS GOODS SENT ABROAD FOR 10 YEARS Advocates Devoting 10 Per Cent of US Total Output to Plan Jefferson Gover nor Harold E Stassen of Minne sota candidate for the republican nomination for president in 1948 advocated Wednesday that the United States devote 10 per cent of its total national production goods and food for the next 10 years to building for worldwide peace and plenty and freedom It should not be a sharpster lending program It should not foe a lightheaded giveaway program It should be a practical sound longvisioncd businesslike ap proach to the situation that exists in the world today and to what we can foresee in the years ahead Stassen said The former Minnesota gover nor who recently returned from a tour of Europe during which he interviewed Russian Prime Minister Stalin released in ad vance the text of a speech he pre pared for delivery before an American Legion day celebration here His address was scheduled for 8 p m Stassen said We must become a nation of courageous pioneers blazing the postwar world trail toward peace and plenty and freedom We must recognize that these and plenty and indivis ible The funds for United States support of his proposed program he said would equal 10 per cent of the production value of goods and foods but not ot our gross national product He added We should requestthe views of the social and economic coun cil of the United Nations as to the manner in which we should administer this fund and should welcome their continuing advice But we must ourselves actu ally administer the program and control the rate and type of pro duction supplied so as to safe guard against inflationary effects at home or diversion from our purposes abroad We should also require that each government that joins with us gives steady and unwavering support to the United Nations or ganization and its objectives United States production for his proposed worldwide program he said should not be scattered or dispersed as handouts to those who cry wolf or communist the loudest It should be based on a careful worldwide evaluation of the best longterm basis on which we can rebuild after the war Stassen said It should not expect repayment in dollars or in manufactured goods because the rest of the world cannot repay in either one of them and we do not need either one of them Stassen said extremes were ad vocated in America as to all major phases of our interrelated foreign and domesticpolicy And with reference to the for eign policy phases in particular one extreme of policy is currently advocated with greatest attention by Mr Henry Wallace now edi tor of the new Republic maga zine he said The other extreme is persist ently presented most powerfully by Mr Robert McCormick pub lisher of the Chicago Tribune One is a other a republican I refer to them specifically not to personally at tack them for they both have and must have completeright to speak and publish their views and I give each of them and their sup porters full credit for sincerity I reject both extremes As I see it the Wallace doc trine would make of America a nation of fellow travelers down the wrong road It would place America hand in hand with those elements in Europe who would decrease individual economic freedom and subsequently dim other liberties It would dissipate our domes tic assets centralize our economic authority in America and bring about lower and lower production at home It would repeat the er rors of appeasement of the 1930s The McCormick doctrine would make of America a nation of cold hearted misers passing by on the other side It too would lead to tragic results for our country It would make us hated around the globe It would lead us to boom and to bust and finally to a de fensive war In between is a very broad area in which I am optimistic that we can find the course of a strong and wise and humanitarian world policy ;