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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 4, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LIV Associated Press United Press Full Leased Wires rive Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4 This Paper Consists of Two One No 22 IOWA MAY LOSE MILLIONS GOVERNORBLUE ASKS PROBE OF CONSERVATION Starts 7Man Committee Investigation Into Commission Friction Des Moines Robert D Blue has asked a special com mittee to make a sleeping in vestigation of friction and abuse in the state conservation commis sion He said if he made such a survey himself he would face criticism of politics Gov Blue Monday told the committee about a critical letter from Commission Director G ZieinfeiVitO commission members auestfonW their trust in him told the commit tee about the commissions deci sion to have an open season on pheasants this year against its chiefSHblogists recommendation aimers letter Blue said sug gested that if Ziemer was not trusted he should be replaced Blue declared the letter said Ziemer had considered firing 3 of the commissions higher rank ing personnel 7man committee is ex pected to start work late this month It will have the help of Dr Ira N Gabrielson of Wash ington formerlowan and presi dent of the Wildlife Management Association of America Don Kern of Waterloo will serve as chair man Thecommittee also includes State Rep L J Kilpatrick of Ran dolph and State Senator J T Dykhouse of Rock Rapids Other members of the commit tee are Robert Beck Centerville newspaperman Harry Zigrang Llvermore implement dealer H L T Frazer Lost Nation farmer and Glen Jjaw Des Moines for mer radio newscaster in reasons for setting up Blue said that it has been apparent for sometime that the work of the commission has not been going as smoothly as should and there is friction between employes or factions that seemed detrimental to the best functions of the de partment Blue said the situation has reached a point where if there is friction and abuse and if the governor makes any attempt to correct it almost certainly one group or the other would yell law specifically says th commission shall not enter int politics and the governor shal not interfere with the commis Safety First for Soft Head Wilmington Del Thirtyfive year old Linwood TSlan told po I wasnt taking any chances after he was nabbed climbing up he wall of a 4story school building here with a pillow tied to his Winant ExEnvoy to Britain Sommits Suicide by Shooting Private Secretary Says American Diplomat Had Not Been in Good Health politics The Because of the friction Blue According fo the laws of gravity if you fall from a high place usually land on your head he explained Monday to police court Intercepted on the 3rd floor while astonished pupils watched from windows Elan said he was practicing so that he could scale the wall jf the 15story DuPont building tallest in Wilmington He was fined and costs on a disorderly conduct charge said he had discussed with the commission some time th idea ofa survey with recom mendations as to what changes if any should be made Because of the importance o the survey the results should b made known to the public anc representative groups of citizen should sit in and if the survey i successful there undoubtedly will be recommendations to the legis lature Blue said Blue then read excerpts from Ziemers letter in which Zieme said individual commission mem bers were assuming administra tive duties instead of taking up suchmatters at commission meet ings I regard the primary function of the commission to be the adop tion of departmental policies programs and budgets and to protect the department from po litical patronage deals and pork barrel projects the letter said The letter said Ziemer had seri ously considered discharge of 3 employes to improve the morale of the organization The governor declined to name the 3 employes Blue commented that the let terindicates substantial proof of departmental politics The decision to hold a pheasant season against the advice of Bi ologist W W Aiken the gover nor said indicated that there must be some friction in the bi ology department I dont know who is right and Im not attempting to say Blue Concord N H G Winant 53 former ambassador to the Court of St James committed suicide Monday night by shoot ng himself in the head with a ullet fired from a 32 calibre Belgium pistol His private secretary J Ber nard Teulon said in a statement ssued early Tuesday that the death weapon was one of 2 pistols in the bedroom where his body was discovered The other a 32 German Luger apparently had been thrown against the wall when he couldnt find ammuni ion Teulon said that Winant had not been in good health since the sum mer but that he had continued work on his memoirs even com pleting a section of the 2nd vol ume Monday He ate lunch downstairs but bad dinner served in his room No one saw him after dinner Teulon said he died at p m about an hour after the diplomat had fired the fatal shot into his head He did not regain conscious ness passing away while his per sonal physician Dr James W Jameson was administering to him Mrs Winant who was notified in New York of his death arrived at Concord airport in astate of collapse in a chartered plane early Tuesday She went immedi ately to the family home Medical Referee Clarence E Butterfield pronounced Winant a suicide and said he had shot him self while alone in a bedroom of one of his sons A single shot had been fired from the Belgium wea pon Notification went to 2 sons John Jr of Princeton N J and Rivington a student at Oxford England and a daughter Mrs Carlos De Velando of Lima Peru Miss Irene Mason secretary to the thrice governor of New Hampshire told officials he had been suffering mental and physi cal fatigue while Miss Oro Mears a maid in the Winant home said he seemed to be in low spirits Winant returned to private life last December when he askec President Truman to relieve him of his post as permanent U S representative on the United Na tions economic and social council to which the president had named him in 1946 after he left his am bassadors office He wanted he said to pick up life again as a private citizen in my own country Change in Times Army Provides Cake for Gls Birthday Avalon Va GFi may find it hard to believi but Mrs Almeda C Hundley o Avalon thought it would be nice if her son James Hundley of Camp Crawford Japan had a cake for his 21st birthday So she wrote the army and asked how about it Tuesday she got a letter from her son reporting that the armj had provided him with a triple decker chocolate cake with 2 candles declared But the worthy of study situation is I know you will go into this with an open mind be absolutely impartial and make recommen dations and findings based sole ly on the best interests of conser vation in Iowa Thats what I want and Im sure thats what all sportsmen want ProfitMaking Theft Mexico City owners of a slaughterhouse whose safe was robbed of did not par ticularly care Tuesday whether police ever caught the 2 thieves The thieves while forcing a clerk to open the safe put down a brief case containing of their own money and forgot to take it when they fled Tama School Teacher Dies of Crash Injuries Des Moines serv ices were being planned Tuesda for Rosemary Jacobson 19 Tarn school teacher who died at a hos pital here Tuesday of injuries suf fered in an auto accident Sunda 4 miles north of Ankeny on High way 69 Four other persons were in jured SAME DATE Black muni traffic duth In pu it inure JOHN WINANT Suicide Sports Bulletin OCONNOR PAYS FINE OF Cincinnati Ohio ball Commissioner AvBi Chand ler Tuesday lifted the suspen sion of Leslie OConnor from the game after the Chicago White Sox general manager paid the fine imposed on him for signing a high school player to a contract Walter Mulbry secre tary of baseball announced that OConnor and the White Sox had been restored to good standing in oiganized baseball shortly after it was revealed at the American League office in Chicago that the fine had been paid Krug Advised to Rest Washington o Interior J A Krug has been ad vised by his physician to take several weeks rest an interio department official said Tuesday Che youthful cabinet member who observes his 40th birthdaj his month suffered a faintini spell while addressing the Nation al Reclamation Associations an nual convention Thursday in Phoenix Ariz Associates attribu ed Krugs illness tooverwork Weather Repon FORECAST Mason City Showers beginnin Tuesday night and continuin Wednesday Little change i temperature Tuesday night be coming cooler late Wednesday Low Tuesday night near 45 High Wednesday near 48 owa Cloudy with showers Tues day night and in east portio Wednesday Cooler west por tion Tuesday night and wes and central portions Wednes day Low Tuesday night 40 wes and 45 to 48 east High Wee nesday 40 to 45 west and 45 1 50 east Minnesota Cloudy showers Tues day night and in northeast por tion Wednesday Cooler south west and extreme west portio Tuesday night and in most sec tions Wednesday Iowa 5Day Weather Ontlool Temperatures will average 5 8 degrees above normal Da time temperatures somewha above normal and night tim temperatures considerabl above normal Normal highs north 54 south Normal lows 2 north 33 south No imperial temperature changes throug Friday becoming colder Satur day and Sunday Rain Wed nesday and again Friday o Saturday Rainfall will aver age onehalf inch eastern low to onefourth inch wester Iowa IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statisti for 24 hour period ending at oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 61 Minimum 46 At 8 a m Tuesday 49 YEAR AGO Maximum 44 Minimum 26 ADVISORY BODY ROPOSES CUT N INCOME TAX Urge Consideration of Living Costs for Lower Bracket Groups Washington tax ad sory committee Tuesday recom ended to the house ways and eans committee a reduction in dividual income tax rates for 11 with consideration given to ving costs for those in the lower income groups The committees report was gned by 9 ol the 10 members of ic adrisory committee created by ic house ways and means com mittee to recommend revenue law langes The full text of the report was istributed to the waysand means ommittee and reporters but pub cation was set for newspapers of ednesday morning In presenting the report advis ry committee Chairman Roswell Vlagill New York lawyer and for mer undersecretary of the treas ury read one paragraph fromit o support the committees con ention that the equitable adjust ment of tax rates and exemptions was a number 1 federal tax prob em today We recommend the reporl aid a reduction in individual ncorae tax rates for all with due egard for the cost of living of hose in the lower income groups nd for the needs of the balance f the economy Sole dissenting member of the 0man advisory group was Mat hew Woll a member of the American Federation of Labors executive council whp submitted a minority report which was re ceived by the committee and made a part of the record of its tax iearihgs The Woll report also was o be published Wednesday Chairman Harold Knutson R of the ways and1 means committee thanked the specia committee for its work He said i will be the basis for the commit ees study of a longrange tak rill Knutson said that his group hopes to conclude hearings on his major tax bill before the en of the year and secure passage o t in the house not later than March 15 Knutson also plans to intro duce a quickie tax reduction ill when the special session con on Nov 17 Action by Cop Saves Burning Youth Ottumwst action on the part of W M Hicks chief o detectives on the Ottumwa polic department was credited Tues day with possibly saving the lif of Jackie Wagner 12 Monda night Hicks was driving past th youths house when he saw Jacki running up the walk his clothe in flames The officer stoppe and ran to the rescue throwin lis own jacket over the boy extinguish the fire Hospita authorities describe the boys con dition as serious Jackie had been pouring gaso line on a bonfire when his cloth ing caught fire Hand Carved Clocks of Bily Brothers Deeded to Spillville Spillville nationall famous collection of Bily brother hand carved clocks has bee deeded to the town of Spillvill The brothers retain a life interes and will continue to conduct th museum The building in which th clocks are housed also was deede to the town and the brother Frank and Joseph have pledge all future carvings to the town AP Wlrcphoto SET FOR to evict her Mrs Andrew McDonald 42 mother of 9 children peers out of a basement window of a New York building which has been condemned as unsafe A policeman stands guard as her husband and 4 of the other 7 children who have been denied admittance by the police watch from the outside Mikolajczyk Plans Trip to America London Mik olajczyk who fled from Poland because he said the communists planned to shoot him announced Tuesday he was going to the United States Mikolajczyk was flown to Brit ain Monday from the British zone of Germany He arrived there Sat urday after a dramatic flight across the Soziet zone of Ger many I have not yet decided whether to join the international peasant arty organization in Washington DUt I shall be going to the United States to see friends he said in a statement issued at his wifes cottage in Kenton Middlesex Still worn out by his hasty and secret journey Mikolajczyk did not say when he would leave Brit ain for the United States He said his native country was under in creasing communist pressure and outright terror What is happening in Poland means the country wil come more and more under communist con trol and more pressure will be put on the people following the com ing of the Comintern comin he said Mikolajczyk was leader of the peasant party chief opposition to the communists in Poland He said that in a free election the communists probably would get no more than 5 per cent of the vote but there has been a steady increase of terror and it has grown more since the comintern Real terror has existed there all the time and we have been re sisting it as much as we were able in the past 2J years he said Feelingis very intense now He charged that theofficials of Poland were trying to rush com munization of the country by po litical as well as economic means The London Star said he already had reported to British officials and dispatches from Berlin indi cated a special AmericanBritish intelligence team had helped him to escape Mikolajczyk flew from the Brit ish zone of Germany Monday to Britain ending 12 days of specula tion as to what had become of him The British government gave him full permission to carry on in exile his fight against the com munists in his native land New York for vhat she called a long siege a 2 year old mother of 9 children ocked herself and 2 of her off pring in their a month home VIonday resisting all attempts by iolice and building department nspectors to evict her because tie building has been condemned is unsafe for occupancy Police turned back the father Andrew McDonald and the chil dren who were attending school Nebraskas New Admiral Plans Biggest Navy Between 2 Oceans Washington OConor recently appointed admiral of the Nebraska navy forecast Tuesday that the cornhusker state spon will boast the greatest fleet between 2 oceans That fleet would already be plying Nebraska waters were it no for material shortages and design problems he said in an interview You know how hard it is to get things these days he added OConor voiced enthusiasm over his new post He said his fellow admirals have come up with a new idea in design that may bear watching They plan to concentrate on shallow draft vessels on the theory there will be less hull for the enemy to shoot at Some feeling alsr exists the senator said that flat bottom craft may prove more adapt able to Nebraska OConor said he was told by Attorney General Walter Johnson o Nebraska who announced the senators appointment at Boston las week that he could assume his command the moment he finds a ship that satisfies him I will be happy just to find a ship OConor declared when they returned home Monda afternoon But Mrs McDonald am the 2 other children held the for inside Mrs McDonald told reporter through the window the holiday are coming and I want my familj together City officials have offered t help the family find living quar ters if it would consent to sep arate into smaller groups U1 edar Falls Man Confesses to Setting Series of Fires Griffith 47 Admits Lighting Homes Cars Feed Mill and Boxcars Waterloo H T Wagner announced Tuesday that Charles Griffith 47 of Cedar Fails had signed a statement ad mitting he set the series of fires which kept residents of Cedar Falls and Parkersburg in a state of near terror for nearly 3 months Wagner said Griffith admitted he set fires to several businesses and homes to 10 cars and 2 trucks n Cedar Falls and to 2 box cars and a feed mill at Farkersburg in the period from July 10 to Sept 29 The series of incendiary fires led to one of the most intensive manhunts in this area in many years as city county and state au thorities including the fire mar shals office and the highway pa trol unsuccessfully tried to trap the perpetrator Wagner said Griffiths confes sion came 3 days after he had been sentenced to 10 years in Fort Madison penitentiary on a forgery charge He said the confession covered 16 fires in Falls and 2 in Parkersburgand that Griffith also admitted obtaining loot exceeding more than In the burglary of 2 Waterloo taverns and a state liquor store at Parkersburg Dam age in the fires was estimated at in the neighborhood of When the series of Cedar Falls fires reached its peak in late Aug ust the apprehension of local resi dents reached such a point thai local officials there had to take special action to keep order So many persons swarmed the streets when fire alarms sounded that it hampered the efforts of firemen On a single night in late Sep tember 4 cars were set ablaze within 6 blocks of each other ir Cedar Falls On another nigh1 damage resulted when an apartment house a vacant resi dence and a car were fired within a few minutes of each other Gas oline soaked paper and rags were used in setting some of the blazes Stale Fire Marshal John Strohm has described the Cedar Falls case as one of the most difficult we ever have encountered Sheriff Wagner saVi the confes sion was signed in Waterloo lat Monday Griffith is a native o Ottumwa but had lived in Ceda Falls with his wife and 2 chil dren for several years Four othe children are married Wagner sai he had served a larceny term a Anamosa Fire protection authorities say that it is a matter of statistica record that 90 per cent of all fire are preventable US REVISES KOREA PROPOSAL Favor Foreign Troop Withdrawal by Jan i Lake Success Unite tales submitted a revised pro posal Tuesday calling for with drawal of American and sovi iroops from Korea within 90 daj if possible after establishmen of a proposed independent Korea overnment Under the new II S plan foreign troops would he out iorea by next summer instead jy next Jan 1 as proposed Russia The U S proposal also calle for the creation of national s curity forces in Korea and tl dissolution of all military semimilitary formations such those set up bythe Russians m northern Korea The revised resolution was sub mitted to the United Nations as semblys 57member political committee by U S Delegate John Foster Dulles Under the Ameri can proposal the national govern ment would be set up immediate ly after general elections which would be held not later than next March 31 The original U S resolution had set no time limits for troop with drawals but had merely speci fied that such withdrawals should take place at an early date Acquit Former Warden and 4 ExGuards in Slaying of Convicts Brunswick Ga G Worthy former warden and 4 former guards at the Glynn coun ty convict camp were acquit ted Tuesday of federal charges that they violated civil rights of prisoners in the slaying of 8 Negro convicts last July 11 Worthy and the former guards previously had been cleared o blame by a coroners jury a Glynn county grand jury and an investi gating committee of the Georgia legislature Judge Frank M Scarlett had warned against any demonstra tion and the small crowded court room remained quiet when the verdict was announced AID FACES LOSS OF SOPPORT OVER MERIT SYSTEM Federal Health Chief Says State Has Failed to Comply With Rules Des Moines IP Unless the state administration agrees to ermit the merit system council o handle salary matters and ypes of job qualifications 4 state gencies partly supported by fed ral funds face loss of several mil on dollars in federal support he state health department said uesday Involved Dr Walter L Bier ing state health department ommissioner said is a ear in health department aid lone Also involved is federal aid ue next year at the rate of 45000 a year for 5 years This is or assisting communities in the stablishment of more hospital acilities In Washington Dr Estelle War ner of the U S public health ervice said Tuesday that Iowa has failed for the past 10 years o follow regulations of a grants naid merit system and will lose ederal funds at the rate of about 12000000 annually unless it com plies Dr Warner chief of the divi sion of states relations told a re porter that no public bureau or childrens bureau funds will be furnished to Iowa after Dec 31 unless it lives up to its own reg ulations which had received fed eral approval I conferred with Governor Sobert D Blue of Iowa Septem ber 15 and went over the situa ion regarding noncompliance Dr Waarner said Later I sent him a letter re stating our Position and he re plied that he was looking after the matter That is Use last I have heard from him She explained that Iowa set up its own merit system of personnel policy in following the federal state public health program and agreed to follow it after various federal agencies had approved it She added It is entirely their own sys tem but they have not seen fit to follow it We have no recourse except to withhold federal funds which are matched by state funds for such things as general public health cancer control mental hygiene hospital construction dental hygiene industrial hygiene and such until they do It would not take any time at all to get this straightened out if they would only do it I told the governor that these federal funds would be withheld after Decem ber 31 unless this was done I also told the governor that they can follow their own plan or ask for a revision which in turn would have to receive approval by the federal agencies Governor Blue was out of town Tuesday and unavailable immedi ately for comment His secretary Ed Hill said so far as he knew the governor had not received no tice of possible withdrawal of fed eral support next Jan 1 Hill explained however that a representative of the federal gov ernment had called on the gover nor last summer and possibly that was considered notice But Hill explained further the governor had asked the federal government to iurnish correspondence on the Clean blotting paper and a hot iron can be used for removing soiled spots from wallpaper matter covering a long period and that this had not been received Its their the federal govern ments move next Hill com mented The agencies involved besides the health department are the de partment of social welfare the unemployment compensation divi sion of the state employment se curity commission and the crippled children service operated in Iowa City Dr Bierring said Dr Bierring said the merit sys tem rules in the last year required both written and oral examina tions before appointments where federal aid is involved The Iowa merit system council however was excused from the written tests he added We have tried to follow the general qualification rules and we have had no interference from the federal government Dr Bier ring said The federal government s merit system rules which must be fol lowed as a condition of aid are not difficult to follow Dr Bier ring said But we couldnt get the state administration to agree to salary increases and types of job qualifi cations he continued The state administration has refused to ac cept the merit system SCI Man Elected Chicago trusteesat large of the National Society for Crippled Children elected Mon day at a meeting here include Dr Dean M Lierle University of Iowa Iowa City ;