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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 27, 1947, Mason City, Iowa IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MAKK ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS NEWSPAPER THAT This Paper Consists ot Two SectionsSection MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 27 VOL PTH and United Prre Full Leased Cent TRUMAN PROPOSES HOUSING SETUP SENATE FAVORS PROPOSED TAX CUT ON JULY 1 Action on Reduction Measure Is Subject to Later Balloting Washington IP The senate tentatively decided Tuesday to make the proposed incomelax cut effective next July I rather than last Jan 1 as specified by the house The to a later by unanimous consent during consideration and approval of amendments to the 000 tax reduction bill as recom mended by the finance commit tee The bill remained open for a wide variety of other proposed amendments many of them deal ing with proposals to permit hus bands and wives in all the states to split their income lor tax pur poses This advantage now is granted only to residents of states with community property laws The socalled process of per fecting the bill was starled after republicans beat down Monday a democratic move to delay action one of the committee amendments aroused any objec tion Senator Lucas DI11 took exception to terms of a provision which would allow an extra S500 personal exemption to taxpayers over 65 and likewise to their spouses if they reached that age Lucas said it seemed unfair and inequitable to grant such an extra benefit to one class of per sons regardless of need Senator Millikin floor manager for the bill argued in rebuttal that it is part of this na tions social and economic phil osophy to give special assistance to aged people who in general are not able to compete on even terms with younger earners Senator George DGa senior democrat on the finance commit tee came to Millikins support and Lucas cast the only audible nay vote 3 Persons Are Injured as Passenger Train Jumps Tracks Near Charles City nhpad nf it were tilted at a pre of clothing belonging lo sornebod Charles City Three passen gers were injured early Tues day when a Milwaukee passenger train left the rails a half mile west of Bassett 7 miles east of here The injured 2 women and a man were taken to Cedar Valley hospital here Sister Mary Char lotte St Josephs hospital Ann Arbor Mich was released after receiving emergency treatment for t back injury A O Grubbcl 48 117 16th St Wilmcte 111 sus tained a neck injury and Mrs Eliza Mctoxen 67 2520 Marion St Milwaukee a fractured rib None was hurt seriously The accident occurred shortly after 3 a m The westbound pas senger train The Sioux was en route from Chicago to Rapid City S Dak The sleeping car which left the rails overturned on its side and the 2 coaches tilted heavily Two baggage cars and a mail car remained on the tracks The wreck apparently was caused by a mishap to one of the driver wheels of the locomotive which caused the rails to spread The engine later proceeded into Charles City Art Peterson of Ma son City was the engineer The wheels on one set of trucks under a car near the engine gouged the earth alongside the tracks for a distance of 2 blocks producing a ditch almost 2 feet deep The sleeping car carrying about a dozen passengers went clear over on its side and the 2 coaches ahead of it were tilted at a pre carious angle Considerable confusion pre vailed in the Pullman with pas sengers on one side of car being dropped unceremoniously on their neighbors across the aisle With the electric current cut off the search for clothes was con ducted under difficulties A check up after all had climbed up of clothing belonging to somebody else A shout of one passenger Ive lost my leg created consternation This came from Ed Giles Mason City stockbuyer and the leg he had lost was artificial Later he found the missing leg Sister Mary Charlotte suffering a back injury caused by falling on the separating boards of the berths below her was taken out of the car I QCJUW 11171 UUL through a broken window dis1 stretcher through a window closed that several of the pas ingraham of Evanston 111 sengers had shoes and other Hems on it Only At the start of the debate Ma jority Leader White Maine told the senators that if they finished with the bill Thursday he would propose a recess until Monday covering the Memorial day holi day The community property pro posal appeared to be headed for tough opposition Millikin pre dicted it would be beaten Senator McClellan speaking for his community prop erty amendment said its adoption would eliminate what he called injustice and discrimination against taxpayers in the 38 states where the formula is not in effect He told his colleagues that these taxpayers are at a disadvantage because they are required to bear a heavier burden by paying considerably more than persons in other states Senator Wherry RNebr agreed saying there is no answer to McClellans argument Wherry said he understood how ever that both the senate finance committee and the house ways and means committee plan to study the community property formula and bring it before con gress early next year IfUOiOESWTAL FOR NORTH 10WAN Livermore Man Was Hurt in Auto Accident Fort Dodge Mc Kenzie 58 of Livermore died at Mercy hospital Tuesday morning of injuries received early Sunday when his automobile overturned on the highway west of Liver more Humboldt County Sheriff E H Bradley said McKenzie was driv ing alone when his car went into the ditch McKenzie was pinned under the machine for 3 hours before passing motorists saw him He is survived by his wife and 4 children 2 daughters and 2 sons House Group Votes Hike in Vet Benefits Washington house vet erans committee voted Tuesday for an increase from to SI05 a month in the living allowance for married veterans going to school under the G I bill of rights but decided against any increase in the S65 allowed single veterans Legislation approved by the committee provides also for S20 monthly allowance for the first child and S15 for each additional child of married veterans The committee put into the bill what some members called an anticommunist provision This declares that the rights to pay ments will be forfeited by any person who advocates overthrow of the government by force or vio lence or belongs to an organization certified by the FBI as advocating such overthrow Any such person would be guilty of a felony and subject to fine and a jail sentence if he accepted the payments anyway While the committee was act ing Rep Crow RPa introduced in the house legislation which wouid deny all veterans benefits to communist party members or persons in sympathy with the general aims of the communist party His measure would require from a veteran applying for bene fits an affidavit disclaiming such membership or sympathy Making a false affidavit would be punish able by a fine of a years imprisonment or both The veterans committee also ap proved a bill to provide specially equipped cars or other convey ances for veterans of all wars who are blind paralyzed or have lost a limb Present law provides cars only for veterans of World war II who have lost or lost the use of one or both fet It sets a limit of on the amount the government will pay for a car I SAME Blick flat means traffic dtalh In past 24 hour period Farm Budget Slash Wins 1st Test Vote Washington of the appropriations committees 32 per cent cut in agriculture funds for 1948 won the first test vote in the house Tuesday A roll call of 183 to 170 upheld the procedure the appropriations committee used in trimming S183 000000 of the it chopped off President Trumans 51188000000 request for the ag riculture department The vote sustained the commit tee on a technical parliamentary point Had the vote gone the other way any house members could have restored the to the bill on a point of order that the committees procedure was not in accordance with house rules The committees action must come to a direct vote later The procedure was sustained over solid democratic objection despite the opposition of farm state republicans Rep Sabath DI11 told house republicans Tuesday that they will be committing political sui cide if they support a 32 per cent cut in agriculture funds for 1948 as recommended by the house ap propriations committee Opening debate on the 000000 farm supply bill which is 5383000000 less than the budget bureau requested Sabath assailed the measure as ruthless and as representing a complete and tragic disregard of the best in terests of agriculture and of our country Auto Accident Injuries Fatal for Iowa Couple Sioux City ser vices were held in the Correction ville Methodist church and the Congregational church at Whiting Iowa Tuesday for Mr and Mrs Charles Pohlman of CotTection ville who died in a Sioux City hospital Sunday of injuries suf fered in a highway accident last Thursday evening near Ute Iowa BELIEVE RAPIST IS IDENTIFIED 2 Persons Say Photo of Man Is Attacker Milwaukee UR Det Capt Adolph Kraemer said Tuesday that 2 persons had positively identified the rapist who attacked and se verely beat a 5 year old Milwau kee girl Sunday Kracmcr said the identification was made from a rogues gallery photograph of an unnamed Mil waukee resident with a record of sex offenses He added that the man was sought after the identi fication authorities said he had disappeared from his home Ten men were booked as pos sible suspects since Sunday and Kraemer said that 6 were being held for further questioning Twentytwo detectives were as signed to a housetohouse inves tigation which began Monday within a 5 mile radius of the girls home Meanwhile the 5yearold vic tim is reported to be rallying1 at the county emergency hospital FAMED MARINE LEADER DIES General Carlson 51 Heart Attack Victim Portland Ore Gen Evans F Carlson 51 famed leader of the marine unit known as Carl sons Raiders in the Pacific war died in a Portland hospital at Charlds Clly Press Photo PASSENGER TRAIN LEAVES above is Milwaukee westbound passenger train No 11 after it left the rails near Bassett early Tuesday morning Three cars were derailed and 3 persons injured Youth 16 Confesses Slaying 4 Young Playmates ight Frost Is lue in Mason City A warning of scattered light Tost in the Mason City area was ssued for Tuesday night by the F S weather bureau Those with fruit trees almost 11 in full floom now were hoping hat the blossoms would escape in ury The frost of May 1011 last ear wiped out practically the en ore crop of tree fruits in North owa Those with early tomatoes and ther tender vegetables already veil up were warned to protect hem The frost was not expected o be severe enough to hurt crops a m Tuesday Carlson was admitted to the hospital Monday night after a heart attack He was stricken at his mountain lodge retreat in the foothills of Mount Hood where he has made his hotee since retire ment from active service in 1946 Carlson suffered 2 earlier hear attacks both critical and had been released from the Astoria Ore naval hospital Jan 3 where he was a patient for 2 months The general won recognition in the Pacific warfare leading ma rine battalions behind enemy lines and in preinvasion exploits firs at Makin island the summer o 1942 and then at Guadal canal Tarawa and Saipan His retire ment was due to wounds received in the Saipan campaign CAffLSON a brother of Supt W F Ingraham of Mason City was one of the passengers It was he who broke the window through which the passengers all made their escape A heavy piece or mirror glass was used for this Mr Ingraham is a professional camera man For many years as sociated with Burton Holmes famed traveler and later with In ternational News Service Mr Ingraham has made 4 trips around the world One of fhcsc was in a 98 foot schooner Although his travels have been somewhat in excess of a million miles this was the first wreck he ever experienced W T Dunnctl of Jersey City N J representative of the Amer ican Locomative company was one of the passengers who found himself in a berth across the aisle that of J C Matchett of Chicago vice president of the Illinois Engineering company His case however was just a bit different from the that he is one who never did be lieve in wearing pajamas His task of finding sufficient clothing to 22 Germans Are Executed for Atrocities Landsbcrg Germany S army hangmen working with machinelike precision through the first day of the allies biggest mass execution in Germany Tues day put to the noose 2 of 49 Ger mans condemned for mass atroci ties at the Mauthausen concentra tion camp At minute intervals 22 of the men who helped run the death mills at Mauthausen marched to the twin black sallows here where Adolf Hitler wrote Mcin Kampf Two Polish murderers were ex ecuted together by a 10man fir ing squad in a lettuce patch out side the gray prison just before the hangings began raising the loll to 24 for the day with 27 to come Wednesday Twentyone of the Mauthausen men died stoically in the shadow of the Landsberg prison The 22nd Anton Kaufmann apparently broke the bonds which held his hands behind back as he plunged through the trap Three American hangmen on theplatform were shocked into momentary paralysis by the sight of Kaufmanns fingers creeping up the taut rope at the level of the trap The condemned man had grab bed the rope and was climbing back up His hands were torn from the rope and relied behind his make himself extra difficult presentable was NEW PROPOSAL WOULD SCRAP EXISTING NHA President Wants Body to Handle Almost All Activities in Field Truman Tuesday proposed to con gress the creation a completely new housing and home finance agency to handle virtually all ovcrnmcnt activities in that field In a special message Mr Tru man said such an agency will un questionably make for greater ef ficiency and economy His plan would scrap the exist ing national housing agency NHA which coordinates present housing functions It was created under the presidents wartime powers and will go out ot exist ence 6 months after the declared end of the war Mr Truman said the proposed new agency should be a perman ent part of the government White house aides forwarded Mr Trumans message to congress during his absence in Missouri It transmitted to capitol hill reorganization plan No 3 pro viding for bringing into one agency mosi of the governments housing Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing and cooler with scattered light frost late Tuesday night Wednesday part ly cloudy and cool Low Tues day night about 36 High Wed nesday near 55 owa Considerable cloudiness with scattered showers Tues day night except clearing with scattered light frost extreme north portion late Tuesday night Cooler north and west portions Tuesday night Partly cloudy and somewhat cooler Wednesday Low Tuesday night 36 north to 42 south High Wed nesday 55 north to 60 south Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 4 to 6 degrees below the state normal of 64 Cool most of the period becoming near normal by Sun day Precipitation will range from onehalf to threefourths inch in western Iowa to about onehalf inch in eastern Iowa Significant amounts of precipi tation most likely Tuesday Tuesday night Thursday and Saturday Minnesota Generally fair with light to heavy frost Tuesday night Cooler south portion Tuesday night Fair and contin ued rather cool Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at 8 66 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Minimum 50 At 8 a m Tuesday 54 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 5 Minimum 44 Army Approves 335 Marriages Between GIs and German Women Frankfurt Germany IP U S army has approved 335 mar riages between Americans and German fiirls since the ban on fraternization was lifted last De cember it was announced Tues day Nearly 900 applications in that period were not granted the an nouncement added Says He Always Kinda Wondered What It Would Be Like to Kill Someone Imlay City Mich slen er 16 year old farm youth who aid he had always kinda won ered what it would be like to kill omebody admitted Tuesday ac ording to state police that he hot to death 4 young playmates I dont know I just dont know vhy I did it Oliver Terpening r was quoted by State Police Commissioner Don Leonard Ive always kinda wondered vhat it would belike to kill some body Leonard said the boy con inued Ill tell the truth I did it The officer said Terpening who vas arrested earlier Tuesday at Toledo Ohio told of turning his 2 caliber rifle on his friend Stanley Smith 14 and then walk ng over to the latters 3 sisters and shooting them down as they ilucked wild flowers The bodies of Stanley Barbara 16 Gladys 1Z and Janet 2 were ound late Monday near a gravel pit The girls lifeless hands still clutched small bouquets Two physicians examined the girls and said there was no evi dence of rape The boys statement was taken on a wire recorder at state police leadquarters in East Lansing where he was questioned before being returned to Imlay City Leonard said he began his reci tal calmly and dryeyed Later the officer said the darkhaired youth bowed his cropped head and tears escaped his eyes as he talked After Stanley was shot Leonard quoted Terpening Gladys had her back turned and was walking away from me I shot her first through the back of her Barbara looked around and screamed and I shot her I shot Barbara 3 times but I dont know why Janet was old enough to talk so I shot her The youth described by his par ents as a problem child had ex pressed admiration for Barbara who was regarded in the neigh borhood as his girl friend As state police took the boys statement Justice Albert Perkins signed a warrant here charging Terpening with the murder of Barbara the eldest of his 4 vic tims Terpening was arrested near Erie Mich after a motorist turned him over to ToledoOhio authorii ties to end an allnight search that spread throughout Michigan Leonard quoted the youth as saying that he and Stanley set out Monday to shoot crows and to fool around He said he shot Stanley without warning for some reason Leon ard said but was unable to en large on the motive The 3 girls picking flowers about 40 rods away were not aware of the shooting the officer quoted Terpening but he walked over to them and shot them one at a time Sgt Carl Siem of the Michigan state police post at Erie Mich said the high school boy appeared to be in n foK Sgt Seim said Terpening told of coins to Port Huron Mich Another passenger of the sleep ing car was J H Botsford a repre sentative of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber company in Chicago Allpassengers on the wrecked train as well as the mail and bag gage were transferred to the later train out of Chicago arriving in Mason City at a little before 9 oclock Tuesday morning Severalexpressed their admira tion of the manner in which the train crew including the engineer performed underslress A fortunate coincidence in con nection with the wreck is that it occurred within the village of Bassett where there is a siding Otherwise the damaged track on the main line would have forced an extended detour for other trains between Mason City and Calmar Tuesday about 36 miles east of here There he abandoned his fathers car and set out hitchhiking He rode to De troit in a truck and got a second lift to the vicinity of Erie Norman Dombrosky a passing motorist from Erie gave the youth a ride and began questioning him when he noted his resemblance to a broadcast description of the wanted youth Sgt Seim said Dombrosky told him that Terpening admitted he was wanted for murder in Mich igan back while he kicked furiously Kaufmann once was in charge of the Mauthausen stone quarries where prisoners were deliberately beaten and worked to death ac cording to evidence at the trial of the guards and officials of the camp As the bodies were cut down they were placed in coffins made by 12 of their former cellmates who were sentenced to life for atrocities at Mauthausen AH of the men were found guilty of war crimes by a U S military court at Dachau The ver dict was returned May 13 1346 Up to Monday night 45 war criminals had been executed at Landsberg A prison official who commented on the hangings emphasized that he wanted no publicity because I dont want my wife and kids to come floating down the river in reprisal The first man to go to the gal lows was Willy Brucning He was pronounced dead 11 minutes after his body shot through the trap He had been given a 2minute re prieve to have his picture taken The black hood was removed from his head while a photog rapher snapped the shutter and then the hood was replaced and the trap was sprung Two hours and 24 minutes later all 22 had been put to death Jo seph Riegler 24 shouted wieder sehen so long as he dropped Guards reported that Willi Eck ert who had been a guard himself in 3 different concentration camps The driver immediately pro ceeded to the office of Justice R O Stevens in suburban Toledo where he turned the boy over to authorities He was taken to the Toledo county jail and then back to Erie said Death means nothing All Americans go to hell and all Ger mans go to heaven MOTHER TRUMAN HOLDING OWN Grandview Mo Truman said Tuesday that his mother was holding her own after a slight setback Monday night While Mrs Martha E Truman had a bad night Mr Truman said she came out of the setback in fairly good shape and at a m was sleeping comfortably President Truman was quoted by Press Secretary Charles G Ross as believing his 94 year old parent was holding her own at the time He expressed the feeling that the situation is about the same as Monday when the elderly pa tient rallied surprisingly after a succession of days in which hn saw no improvement and his mother grew weaker activities Under a law enacted by the last congress Mr Truman has author ity to propose such consolidations or reorganizations of the govern ments bureaus and agencies Such plans become law automatically unless congress adopts a resolu tion disapproving them within 60 days after they are submitted Congress last year rejected a different Truman proposal which would have established the pres ent temporary national housing agency as a permanent unit for the supervision of housing func tions When NHA dissolves Mr Tru mans new message told the legis lators the housing programs of the government will be scattered among some 13 agencies in 7 de partments and independent estab lishments He continued I need hardly point out that such a scattering of their inter related functions would not only be inefficient and wasteful but also would seriously impair their usefulness Therefore he said he asked es tablishment of a permanent agency at the earliest possible date His plans call for 3 agencies operating in and under the hous ing and home finance agency as follows 1 A home loan bank board 3 members to administer the Fed eral Savings and Loan Insurance corporation the Home Owners Loan corporation and the func tions of the Federal Home Loan Bank board 2 A federal housing adminis tration with the same functions now held by that agency One of FHAs major functions is insur ance of mortgages on new homes 3 A public housing administra tion to take over functions of the federal public housing authority and some remaining emergency housing activities Top officials of the new housing setup Mr Truman proposed would be an administrator to head the housing and home finance Sacasa Takes Over Nicaragua Presidency New York Nicara guan congress has declared Presi dent Leonardo Argucllo unfit and Benjamin Lacayo Sacasa took over the presidency the state de partment was advised Tuesday The American embassy at Ma nagua reported by telephone that Arguello ousted in a coup by the OLIVER TERPENING 4 Playmates army has taken refuge in the Mexican embassy along with his wife It advised that 11 loyal officers of the national guard are with Argucllo Some 20 ndior officers of the Kunrrl loyal to Argucllo are scat tercd nmons other foreign em bnssics nnd legations the depart ment was advised by the charge L11U agency the 3 members of the home loan bank board and one commissioner each for the FHA and the public housing adminis tration All would be appointed by the president but his selections would have to have senate approval The plan would vest in the new administrator considerably more power than as is presently exer cised by NHA Administrator Ray mond M Foley who has declared his function to be one of merely coordinating the lesser agencies under his general supervision The plan also proposes a na tional housing council to wrap up a few housing activities which do not fit into the main pattern All the housing agencies as well as other departments and bureaus have housing functions would be represented on the council Billfold With Takes Ride on Fender St Paul still could not figure out Tuesday how a bill fold containing stayed on the fender of a squad car as it made its rounds Monday night over the citys streets The billfold was accidentally left there by William G Freier muth who had been involved in an accident When he later called headquarters to inquire about the wallet the patrolmen found it daffaires Maurice M Bcrnbaum perched on the fender ;