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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 1, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOKTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS J0 N VOL UV AMoetetid Pntt ud United fiat run Lencd Wlm MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 1 Thii Piper Consist of Two No 29 STEELWORKERS UMW IGNORE NLRB PUSH DRIVE ON EXTRA SESSION FOR IOWA TAX Legislators Asked to Sign Pledges to Vote for Half Rate Return Des Moines drive fo a specialsession of the Iowa legis lature to reconsider the state in come tax law gathered momentum Saturday State legislators attending th annual Iowa Taxpayers associa tion meeting Friday agreed tha the possibilities of reconvenin the Iowa assembly were decided better than at any time in th past 6 months Legislators in many districts said they were being asked to sign pledges that if a special sessio were called it would be limited t the income tax question only an that they would vote for return o the tax to half rate Rep Wilson Reed RFairfield said all legislators in the first cnn gressional district had signed such pledges However several legis lators in the sixth district sail they had not been contacted for written pledge Those in favor of a special ses sion pointed out that a poll of th 52 Club freshman members o the legislature showed this week tbat 17 answering the question nsire favor a special session am half rate income tax and 10 op posed such a move Meanwhile Rep Albert Stein presented a new proposal for increasing income tax exemptions in lieu of continuing the halfrate collection The state income tax which hat been at halfrate since 1943 wil i be returnedto the full rate on 1 Jan 1 unless there is legislativi Thelast leg islature over administration ob return the tax to lull Vate Jan 1 Representative Steinberg pro poied that instead of granting de duction of 520 and from the total net tax as provided now for single persons married per ions and for each additional de pendent thai an exemption o for single persons for married persons and for each dependent be allowed The present rate of tax is a graduated scale from 1 per cen for the first of net income 2 per cent for the 2nd i per cent for the 3rd 4 per cent on the next and 5 per cent on all above after which deductions for single per sons married persons and depen dents are permitted Under the halfrate plan those paying in come tax pay only 50 per cent of the total tax after it has been computed I think the proposed tax ex emptions more nearly reflect the ability to pay principle of taxa tion and if put in operation would not wreck the economy of the state nor jeopardize any appropri ations Steinberg said I believe that they can be agreed to by all persons and groups who have resisted the flat 50 per cent reduction but have felt that the present tax is unfair to those in the lower income tax brackets Governor Blue repeatedly has said that he would not call a spec ial session unless he was assured that it would be limited to income tax only There is a feeling among some of the legislators that if the rep resentatives and senators do not pledge to hold the session to the single issue that it would be wide apen As one legislator who asked that his name not be used said If there is a special session one question to be asked will be why he governor appointed a man to iie highway commission after the senate rejected the appointment He referred to the appointment jf Lee Watts of Corning who was lamed after the legislature ad iourned LOOK f Railroad Unions Ask or Wage Increase Now See page 2 inance Report Reveals State Funds Not Flush See page 7 0000 NarneTListed y Credit Bureau Here See page 14 Wait for Houdini Produces Halloween Call New York UR Seven men waited in total darkness for 50 minutes past midnight Saturday for the ghost of Harry Houdini to return All they received was a telephone call from a Halloween prankster The greatest magician of them all died 20 years ago on Hallo ween but before he died he had promised to return on the anni versary of his death Houdini left a secret list of 10 words and said those would be the key to prove he had unlocked the barrier between the spirit world and the living The waiting for Houdini com mittee headed by Magician Jos eph Dunninger met for the an nual seance in a secret office in one of Manhattans skyscrapers There was a buzzer sensitive enough for the pressure of spirit hand a delicate scales under a glass dome which could be set off balance by the touch of a ghost and a blackboard with a piece of chalk for a wraith to write upon Not a thing happened Dun ninger reported Our sensitive buzzer didnt buzz a set of deli cate scales didnt move and the blackboard remained blank At one point during the seance Dunninger said the phone rang Hello this is Harry a mans voice said over the phone But it was just a prankster Dunninger said Whoever it was didnt know the secret words Gasoline Ban Forces British to Give Up Private Motoring Estimate Petrol Curb to Save in Dollar Credits Yearly CENTRAL PERU HIT BY QUAKE 1 Known Dead and Several Are Injured Lima Peru o central Peru were thrown into panic Saturday by a strong am longlasting earthquake At least one person was known to have been killed and severa were believed injured Hundreds of persons attending religious services in Limas man churches rushed into the open when the quake began at about 10 a m EST They sought safety in plazas and other open spaces The center of the quake ap peared to have been located nea the towns of Tarma and Acorn aamba The one known fatality oc curred in Tarma where falling walls crushed a baby in its crib Admits Series of Robberies in 5 States Des Moines Chie Paul Castelline announced Satur day that a fugitive from custody n Tennessee who left a trail o jurglaries in 5 states including owa has been arrested here Castelline said the man gave his name as Bob Edwin Ritchey 22 alias Terry Anderson alias Bob Anderson A companion of Ritchey Spen cer Springer 18 is being held in he city jail at Cedar Rapids Cas elline said Castelline said Ritchey has made a 19page statement admitting a series of burglaries check forger es and a car theft The statement Castelline said listed burglaries of 3 homes anc a high school in Des Moines a ligh school and junior high schooj in West Des Moines and homes and business establishments in 7 ither Iowa cities including Osce Ja Oskaloosa Burlington Fort Madison Cedar Rapids Marshall own and Ottumwa Brazilian Ambassador Released by Russians Moscow of the Brazilian embassy staff released rom weeklong internment in le National hotel were pushing lans Saturday for an early return o Rib De Janeiro The foreign office informed Am assador Mario De Pimentel Bran ao Friday night that his staffwas o longer restricted to the hotel Exit visas would be available henever the Brazilians had de ided on the route by which they vish to leave the country the for ign office said Man 0 War Dies on Kentucky Farm Lexington Ky O Var Americas best known thor ughbred died at the Faraway arm of Samuel D Riddle Satur ay afternoon Patrick ONeil manager of the arm said a heart attack caused e death The famed horse beaten only nee in his races completed ca eers as a runner and as a stal on siring the winners of more loney than any other horse Dummy Dead Man Washington UR Two tele lone maintenance men entering apartment to repair a phone eported out of order discovered a deadman on the floor a knife rotruding from the back Police urrying to the scene discovered he man was made from a red edspread They blamed prank ers London grudging ly gave up another of their plea sures Saturday foregoing private motoring to save dollars by sav ing gasoline Under the British government latest austerity Friday midnight a private citi zen cant drive his car at all ex cept on essential business Officials estimate the ban will save approximately 9000000 pounds a year of dwindling dollar credits A few hours before the dead line with cans saucepans and even filling stations determined to get every drop of their ration They tell me one attendant said they are going to take the last drop they are entitled to and intend to put the petrol in bottles when they get home Effect of the travel ban will be to confine the Briton more close ly to his unheated home where once he could find some solace in an extra serving of tea Now there isnt enough tea either That ration recently was cut to half a pound a month inadequate for the inhabitants of this nation of traditional tea drinkers Surprisingly the people ac cepted the cut in tea supplies with only a mild amount of grous ing Reductions in bacon fresh meat and other food allowances brought no organized protests But abolition of the basic petrol to drive 180 miles a a storm of op position Automobile clubs circulated pe titions nationally gathering well over 1000000 signatures and carried the fight into the house of commons last week to give the government its severest test since it came to power more than 2 years ago Treats for Europe Santa Monica Cal was a new variation in this com munity Friday night on the Hal loween trick or treat theme David Benjamin found out about it when he answereda loud rap ping at his door There stood a junior high school youth loaded down with an overflowing sack of canned food Tricks or for the starving people of Europe said the boy adding that rice would be preferred Benjamin didnt have the rice but he produced a large can of corn The youth said he and his class mates at Lincoln junior high school had decided to celebrate Halloween by gathering food for people abroad rather than sweets for themselves Tosses Typewriters as Explosions Jar Rockefeller Center New York ff A series of sharp explosions jarred the Rock efeller Center area Friday night and early Saturday as an accom panying underground fire poured clouds of oily smoke into the streets jammed by theater crowds and the lobby of the 70story RCA building The blasts continued intermit tently for more than 2 hours be fore the blaze confined to the fire prciofivault of a giant transform er burnt itself out shortly before midnight Unrelated to the fire but adding considerably to the excitemen were the activities of a man who police said tossed 2 typewriters to the street from a window on the 41st floor of the RCA building anc ihen smashed other equipment in thfbffice where he was employed One of the machines police re ported narrowly missed 2 pedes trians as it ripped through a can vas marquee in Rockefeller Plaza Take No Chances Falls Church Va officials took in all of the towns 56 parking meters for safekeeping Triday night HUGHES GIANT SET TO in the pilots seat of his giant 8engine flying boat which he will taxi for the first time Sunday at Long Beach Cal Long Beach Cal Suilder Howard Hughes made eady Saturday for water tryouts f his 400000pound flying boat he worlds largest and said he xpected to subject it to 7 hours f taxiing Sunday in the harbor Hughes said at a press confer nce that there would be no phony christening of the ship unday that it is known to him nly as the Hughes flying boat nd that he doesnt know why it as been referred to as the ules Her Im not going to fly it to Wash ington Sunday Hughes said That answers the rumor that I senate investigating resumes its hearing planned to take it there when the Brewsters committee Wednesday I plan no circus stunts If I did I feel Id be fol lowing the tactics of Senator Brewster Hughes said it would be next March or April before he takes the ship into the air AP Wirephoto GOING men climb into a transport helicopter hovering 40 feet above the ground in a demonstration of the possibilities of mass rescue at Morton Pa Morton Pa U S navy now has a transport helicop ter capable of carrying a load of one ton at a speed of more than 100 miles an hour or 6 litter patients Lt Cpmdr P B Bass bureau of aeronautics representative re ceived the tandem type day from Trunk N Piasecki pres ident of the Morton helicopter plant The craft which has room for a crew of 2 and 8 passengers is known as the Piasecki HRP1 Res cuer Bass turned the ship over to Capt Clayton C March Lander Wyo commanding offi cer of the helicopter developmen squadron at Lakehurst N J The helicopter hovered 40 feel in the ahwhile 5 men simultane ously climbed a rope ladder sus pended fromits cargo door in a demonstration oi how it could be used for rescue work oh sea or land Company officials said the plane powered by a PrattWhit ney 600 horsepower engine has 400 cubic feet of space available either for passengers or cargo Disclose Atomic Bomb Effects May Be Inherited by Japanese Scientist Sees Human Deformities for Next 1000 Years From Blast Pasadena Calif tory tests with com by California Institute of technology scientists indicate that from the 2 atomic bomb explosions in Japan may result in inheritable defects producing human deformi ties for tha next 1000 years says Dr Ernest G Anderson biologist and professor of genetics Dr Anderson in an interview Friday announced that the tests were made at the institutes plant genetics garden with corn grown from seeds exposed to last years Bikini operations crossroads Al though it is impossible to conduct experiments with humans the same biological laws apply to them as apply to corn he said These testshe said were the Eirst laboratory confirmation of the theory that atomic bomb ex posure can lead to inheritable de Eects and revealed that exposure to radioactivity disturbs chromo somal genes the inheritance fac tors in cell tissue Affected genes and chromo somes in some Japanese people may result in the birth of morons cripples and deformed progeny in iuture generations said Dr An derson adding that the mutations changes did not appear in first corn plantings but were of a re cessive nature appearing in the second generation of the plants It is quite possible that these recessive genes will gradually spread throughout Japan and many years hence probably not in our lifetime it would follow that much hnman deformity would be apparent in the offspring of that country said Dr Anderson Here is the story of the Bikini corn tests which Dr Anderson says bears out the theory The corn was shelled and sealed n moistureproof bags before ex posure to the Bikini bomb Sam iles were flown to Washington in uly and then sent here in time or the fall planting at the schools arden at nearby Arcadia Some effects were noticeable in seeding plants but they grew to normal size and produced a rela ively normal yield of corn The plants then were crossed with healthy normal ears and in the second generation scientists found that different types of ab normalities appeared Changes in cluded pale or albino seedlings and ears with small seeds shrunk en seeds offcolor seeds or ears on which half the seeds did not form at all About 600 of the 2500 cultures showed gene defects said Dr An derson while nearly as many showed chromosomal defects The tests conducted in cooper ation with the U S department of agriculture produced little evi dence that the atomic bomb could be a positive help in growing crops Anderson declared Taking cognizance of reports of improved crops in the Nagasaki and Hiro shima areas the Caltech scientist ventured the opinion they were due to better fertilizing under di rection of U S advisors Protest Barring of Negro Children in Baby Contest Casper Wyo Ladies of the Moose in Casper were swamped with indignant protests Saturday because 2 Negro moth ers charged that the auxiliary banned their children from a baby contest Mrs Roscoe Howard and Mrs Effie May Gray said their babies had been barred Protests began to pour in as the ban became pub licized One white mother whose baby was entered in the contest said she planned to organize other mothers to pool votes fpr 3year old Ronald Gray and demand his reinstatement in the contest Waldo Hurley president of the Casper United Veterans Council said the organization would in vestigate the alleged discrimina tion Believe It or Not St Paul Minn youve got to see to believe de partment The state railroad and ware louse commission Saturday grant ed an outstate bus firm permis sion to reduce rates Final Rites Are Held for Wesley Henke Charles in pub lic life from throughout the state were here In large numbers Fri day afternoon to pay final tribute to Wesley G Henke prominent Charles City attorney and past department commander of the American Legion The funeral rites were con ducted in Central Methodist church with the Rev Charles Dwight James in charge Mrs A A Stiehl was at the organ and Mrs Jack Hart was soloist Representing the states offi cial family were Chet Akers state auditor and Rollo Bergeson sec retary of state The republican party which Mr Henke served as member of the central committee was rep resented by Harrison Spangler of Cedar Rapids national committee man Willis York of Madrid chairman and a number of other members The American Legion depart ments representatives included 5 past state Webster Vic Sieverding Ralph Stewart Harold Gaunitz and W Earl Al Faber editor of the Iowa Legionnaire A large section of the church was given over to judges and lawyers from this and neighboring counties professional colleagues who had known Wes Henke as one of the ablest trial lawyers ever developed in northeastern Iowa Along with these from the out side were scores of Mr Henkes neighbors who gave fullhearted assent to the sentiments expressed by Mr James in his high praise of the service to community state and nation performed by Mr Henke down through the years Military rites were conducted in a drizzly rain at Riverside cemetery by a detail under the direction of Commander Ander son oi ShannonWilson post By his own special request Mr Henke was buried in his Ameri can Legion uniform Active pallbearers were Boyc Hayes R W Zastrow T G Vol lum Judge T A B e a r d m o r e Forbes McRobert and Earl Price with C H Cordes Alfred Burnham E L Walleser A R Eggert Roscoe Markle and George Blake named as honorary bearers Death came to Mr Henke Wed nesday morning in his sleep caused by a heart ailment Sur vivors are the widow 2 brothers a daughter Kathryn and a son Edward William associated only recently with his father in the law practice following his gradu ation from the University of Iowa Former Iowa Convict Held for Ax Murders Tacoma Wash wish of Jake Bird 45yearold Negro transient and former Iowa convict charged with a womans ax mur der to ease his conscience led officers Saturday to hope he might tell about other similar slayings over the country but first inquiries brought no response He only shrugged his shoulders and declined to answer when ask ed about them late Friday Police Lieut Sherman Lyons said He was charged Friday with first degree murder for the death ofMrsBertha Kludt 53 who was hacked to death at her home early Thursday Her daughter Beverly June 17 was also slain He was captured by police running from their house and later signed a con fession saying he had attempted burglary police said Waterloo Man Dies of Accident Injuries Waterloo Heide mann 23 Waterloo died in a hos pital here Friday night of injuries suffered when the motorcycle he was driving was struck by a car Driver of the car was Clifford Burton 40 also of Waterloo The youth a navy veteran was the son of Mr and Mrs Louis Heidemann of Cedar Falls Heide manns death was the third motor cycle fatality here in the past 3 months SAME Black auu tnflio death In put 24 boon STRONG UNIONS TO CHALLENGE NONRED OATHS UAW Barely Gets Under Deadline for Agreeing With Boards Ruling Murrays steelworkers and John L Lewis miners held out stubbornly against the requirements of the Taft Hartley law Saturday as most of the nations major labor unions qualified for national labor re lations board privileges The United Steelworkers CIO served notice that they would fight in court the NlRBs dis missal of pending cases because of a unions failure to file noncom munist affidavits before Friday nights deadline Another powerful CIO affiliate United Electrical also challenged the constitutional ity of the noncommunist provi sion of the new labor law Just under the wire was the big CIO United Auto Workers union whose executive board re versed a previous stand and ad vised the NLRB the necessary papers would be filed as soon as possible But NLRB sources indicated that the holdout unions are fighting a losing battle unless the U S supreme court overturns the boards clearly defined policy In all rulings so far the board has held that union officers must sign the affidavits if they want NLRB services The steelworkers filed a peti tion with NLRB asking a public hearing on the boards right to dismiss any election cases in which the union is involved The electrical workers raised the same question last week before the board in a specific dispute with the General Electric Xray Corp Chicago Both unions based their actions on constitutional aspects thus laying the groundwork for su preme court tests The NLRB gave an almost cer tain indication that it would stick to an undeviating policy requir ing unions to file the necessary information before processing their cases It filed in federal dis trict court here a motion to dis miss a suit brought by the Fore mens Association of America Ind to prevent the board from throwing out the unions cases The board and NLRB General Counsel Robert N Denham told the court that congress nowhere conferred upon private parties a right to obtain judicial review of NLRB administrative decisions They added that congress gave no court any jurisdiction to com pel the board to issue any unfair labor practice complaint or to commence an investigation of any alleged question of representa tion Though this argument was stated in only one case legal ex perts said it was so broad that it could be applied to the steelwork ers and other unions Halloween Tragedy Salt Lake City Ballsteadt 2 was burned to death Friday night when a fire started by a jackolantern gutted her familys house Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and slight ly warmer Sunday Low Satur day night near 40 High Sunday near 60 Iowa Decreasing cloudiness Sat urday night No important change in temperature Sunday partly cloudy and somewhat warmer A little cooler Sunday night Monday partly cloudy and warmer with scattered showers likely Tuesday decreasing cloudiness and a little cooler Temperatures Sunday will range from average lows of 38 to av erage highs of 60 northwest and 48 to 60 southeast On Monday from 42 to 65 northwest and 45 to 67 southeast Minnesota Partly cloudy Satur day and Sunday with cooler temperatures IN MASON CITY weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 51 Minimum 45 At 8 a m Saturday 48 Precipitation 52 YEAR AGO Maximum 59 Minimum 34 4 FINAL Illinois Michigan FINAL 1 Notre Dome Navy 3 4 FINAL Ohio State Indiana 3 FINAL Princeton Penn 3 4 flNAl ;