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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 6, 1947, Mason City, Iowa DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 6 Constate of Two One No 24 VOL UV Pre Ml ct Copy SPEAKER MARTIN OPPOSES TAX CUT BLUE TO MAKE EXTRA SESSION DECISION SOON WHI Give Verdict on Legislature Call in 10 Days or 2 Weeks Des Moines Robert D Slue whose only comments to date on a possible special session of the state legislature have been no comment has now disclosed that he will make his decision on such a session in the next 10 days to 2 weeks Blue who declined to comment on a proposed income tax reduc tion session at his regular news conference Wednesday morning said later in the day that he would make his decision in the next days to 2 weeks The statement came with the governors disclosure of the rea son for calling Henry W Worm ley counsel for the state tax com mission to his office Since his return from Burling ton where he referred in a speech to a flexible state income tax bill the governor has moved to gather official estimates on state revenue from now to June 30 1949 The governor asserted that he believed the half payment was adequate while the 1947 legisla ture was in session I still believe the half payment is adequate The 1947 legislature voted to collect full payments of state in come tax for 1947 income There has been considerable talk re cently favoring a special session to return payments to the half rate Blue said he had asked Worm ley to provide him with figures on the states financial condition that could be used in his message to the special session if one were called If any bai were drawn to re turn income tax payments to the halt rate for presentation to a spe cial session Wormley would be the one to draw it During discussion of income tax legislation during the last session a flexible payment amendment was offered by Ed ward J Morrissey This amendment which was de feated would have provided for retaining the half rate for both 1947 and 1948 with the provision that full collections would be re turned in any year that income would not meet outgo and leave a working balance Search Made for Missing Graf ton Man Graf ton Search continued Thursday for Dr Leo Kirchgat ter Grafton veterinarian who has been missing since Saturday and his relatives have received no word of him according to Sheriff Carl Sheimo of Northwood Kirchgatter was last seen at Grafton about 6 p m Saturday His car was found in a corn field a short distance west of Grafton Sunday morning The car had run through a grade and fence A search was made for him by townsmen Sunday but no trace of him could be found Footprints that led from the car were lost All the cornfields in the vicinity were searched to no avail Friends here thought he had probably gone to visit relatives at Clear Lake Nora Springs or Car penter Kirchgatter is described as 50 years old 5 feet 8 or 9 inches tall ancl of medium build His father August lives at Nora Springs and brothers Emil and Frank at Car penter Man Killed in Car and Train Collision Denison ff Roeh 24 was killed Thursday 3 miles east of here when his creamery truck and a Northwestern passenger train collided The truck was thrown against the passenger cars and Roehs body was badly mangled He is survived by his widow and a 7 month old daughter 1st Snow Is Forecastfor Mason Cityans Mason City may get its first sight of snow this fall mixed with rain on Thursday evening ac cording to the weather forecast for Iowa but the snow or rainfall will end late Thursday ivith cloudy and colder weather fore cast for Friday with northerly winds of from 20 to 25 miles an hour The low temperature Thursday night was expected to be from 25 to 30 with a high Friday of near 40 in Mason City Shippers fore cast for the open country temper atures in Iowa Thursday night were 25 to 28 in the northwest 28 to 30 in the southwest 32 to 35 in the southeast and 28 to 30 in the northeast Iowa received its first real touch of winter Thursday on the heels of a killing frost Thursday morn ing at Cedar Rapids with heavy frost at Iowa City and Ames and scattered frost in the Des Moines area The minimum temperature for the state Thursday morning was 28 degrees at Mason City and Iowa City Other temperatures Thursday morning included Spencer Ce dar Rapids and Burlington 30 Charles City 31 Ames Davenport and Oskaloosa 32 Fort Dodge 33 and Atlantic 34 The coldest weather and heavi est snowfall of the season hit the northern and central Rocky Mountain regions and parts of the plains states Thursday Temperatures dipped to around the zero mark in Montana Idaho and Wyoming and colder weather moved into the midwest Fallsof snow measuring from one to 8 inches were on the ground from Salt Lake City to central South Dakota The freezing temperatures ex tended from the Rockies eastward across the northern plains into the upper Mississippi valley with the mercury dropping to below the 32 mark in some sections as far east TRUMAN SEEKS ACTION ON AID BEFORE PRICES Wants Special Session of Congress to Study European Problem First Washington ff President Truman said Thursday he wants congress to act on emergency aid for Europe before taking up anti inflation legislation But he considers inflation con trols and European aid equally important and both should be pursued with vigor Mr Truman told a news conference He said it would do no good to make an appropriation to buy 100000000 bushels of wheat if the money appropriated would actual ly buy only 25000000 bushels be cause of a rise in prices At the capitol Senator Ball R Minn said the aid program should be tailored to give the bulk of help to those countries which do most to help themselves Ball a member of the appro priations committee which will pass on funds to pay for the ad ministrations proposed European recovery program proposed that economic rebuilding materials be Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy wWi rain or rain and snow mixed early Thursday night ending late Thursday night Mostly cloudy and colder Friday with north erly winds 20 to 25 miles an hour Low Thursday night 25 to 30 high Friday near 40 Iowa Cloudy with rain over spreading state Thursday night and probably becoming mixed with snow in northwest and north central portions and end ing over most sections late Thursday night or Friday morn ing colder Friday and in ex treme west Thursday night colder Friday night Saturday generally fair and rather cold Sunday considerably cloudiness AP WIrepholo BABY GETS and Mrs Bernard Bragdon standing were able to rent an apartment in Portland Me from Gunder Rasmussen only because they had 6 months old Nornia Ellen seated in the landlords lap Rasmussen said in a for rent given to families with I or 2 babies The Bragdons were selected from more than 100 applicants Omaha American Legion Post Expels Communist Member Batterson Identifies Temperatures Friday will range from average lows of 30 to aver age highs of 42 west and from 34 to 45 east Saturday from 26 to 44 west and from 26 to 45 east Shippers Forecast Prepare per ishable shipments for the fol lowing open country tempera tures in Iowa Thursday night 25 to 23 northwest 28 to 30 southwest32 to 35 southeast 28 to 30 northeast Minnesota Mostly cloudy with snow south and east central portions Thursday afternoon and Thursday night except mostly rain in extreme south east Rather heavy snow with 3 to 6 inches accumulating in a 100 to 150 mile band from Lin coln and Big Stone counties eastnortheastward across state to Pine county southward to the Twin City area ending late ORDER CHANGE IN DCe AIRPLANES Fibre Glass Insulation Must Be Taken Out Washington civil aer onautics administration has or dered certain alterations made immediately in all Douglas DC6 planes the type of aircraft that caught fire and crashed recently in Utah killing 52 persons aboard The alterations which must be made by 6 p m C S T Friday consist of the removal of fibre glass insulation from the bottom of the baggage compartments The CAA also ordered a gen eral inspection of equipment on the planes and said the check must be completed by Dec 1 Charles Dycer director of CAAs aircraft and components service said that removal of the insulation which itself is fire proof is intended to prevent it from acting as a wick in event of an oil or fuel leak which would permit inflammable cloudiness Friday colder most sections Slightly er in the ments fluids to compart The order specifies an immedi ate inspection of DC6s to de termine whether insulation is oil soaked and immediate removal of the insulation if it is soaked Oth erwise it may be removed at the next convenient stop within 41 hours of the issuing of the order Wednesday The fire which occured on the plane that crashed in Utah 2 weeks ago was centered in the after baggage compartment which is under the floor of the cabin about amidship IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 43 Minimum 28 At 8 a m Thursday 34 YEAR AGO Maximum 52 Minimum 28 SAME Black fUi muni riffle doth In put 24 hours U S Correspondent Arrested in Berlin Berlin ff telephone mes sage from a German translator for the U S army newspaper Stars and Stripes said Thursday Joseph Fleming Berlin correspondent of that newspaper and Henry Bur roughs Associated Press photog rapher had been arrested in the soviet sector of this city Fleming and Burroughs had gone to the soviet sector to obtain a feature story on the Russian barter center A U S liaison officer was as signed by the provost marshals office to investigate Bad Weather Grounds Flivver Plane Pilots at Anchorage Alaska Anchorage Alaska flying weather and Anchorag hospitality prompted Flyers Clif ford Evans and George Truman t postpone their takeoff Thursda on the next leg of their journe around the world The weather bureau warned th flyers that a low ceiling and 30 MPH headwind would rende their 1300 mile jump from her to Annette field near Ketchikan perilous leg of their journey whic take them down the Alask 0coast over the stormbeate islands of southeastern Alaska an into the Annette island field Muscatine Fire Chief Dies Muscatine UR Fire Chi Harold Bierman 48 Muscatin died Wednesday night ol a hea attack at his home Appointed fir chief in 1941 Bierman had bee on the force since 1932 services were pending Himself as Secretary ofMidwest Red Party Omaha 19000 rriem er Omaha post No 1 of the largest in the orld Wednesday night expelled ommunist Warren Batterson con nding the Legion is a private rganization and has a right to t up its own membership rules The expulsion was voted in a ecret ballot by the executive ommittee after a 3hour hearing charges that the 37 year old nrmer army combat engineer was nilty of disloyalty and conduct abecoming a member of the Le ion Battersons attorney Max R aiman of Chicago who said he Iso had unsuccessfully defended ames Ballinoff Jr of Chicago n a similar case said the cases f both Ballinoff and Batterson be appealed to civil courts Legion officials said the case an be appealed to the state ex cutive committee and to the civ courts Batterson identified himself as o w aNebraskaKansas district ecretary of the communist party nd testified I am proud to be member of the communist party He denied the Legions charges lowever and declared the Legion onstitution and bylaws do no jermit expulsion for political be iefs but on the contrary ex iressly prohibit such discrimina tion Batterson contended no specifi charges of disloyalty had been wrought against him and that the executive committee therefore haf no valid complaint on which tt act He also testified he was be ng evicted from his office in th Baum building here and tha threats of violence have beer made to him frequently by tele jhone since the charges wer Drought There were frequent clashe between the post judge advocat Joe Vinardi who presented th Legion case and Naiman wh termed the entire proceedin highly improper and irregular WORK STARTED ON BIG 4 TALK Deputy Ministers Meet in Pessimistic Air London foreign ministers of the Big Four met furnished on an basis incentive quota As he explained the plan coun tries which could show increases in their home production in semi yearly surveys would continue to draw full American aid while those who indicated less inclina tion to help themselves would be Molotov Says Atomic Bomb Secret Known London Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov declared Thursday the United States was establishing new naval and air bases close to Russia as a prepa ration for aggression Ke declared in a Moscow ad dress the secret of the atom bomb has long ceased to exist and then assailed the United States for try ing to keep the secret A Polish official attending the United Nations general assembly at Lake Success said the secret of the atom bomb had been known for some time but the technic producing the bomb putting it to a secret Molo tov did not specify whether Rus sian scientists had learned this technic Molotov said Britain was col laborating with the Americans in the acquisition of bases which were not designed for defense purposes but as a preparation for aggression It is also clear that if up to now the combined BritishAmeri can general staff created during the war has been maintained this is not being done for peacelov ing purposes but for the possibil ity of new aggression tBe soviet leader asserted in a speech broad cast from Moscow on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Rus sian revolution Ruling circles in the United States no longer hide the fact that the United States of America not infrequently together with Britain is acquiring naval and air bases in all parts of the globe and even adopts whole states for such like aims especially if closely penalized The Minnesota senator made an atmosphere of tackle the tough eadlocked problems involved in writing peace treaties for Ger many and Austria ThewiepuUes charged with do ng the spadework for a meeting f the council of foreign ministers e on Nov 26 convened amid eports that Britain France Rus ia and the United States were as adly split as ever on the major ssues in the 2 treaties Some informants unofficial but usually reliable said the rift had eveloped so far that the United States already had drafted a plan Arhich would amount to a peace pact with that portion of Germany outside the Russianoccupied east rn region Britain was pictured as ready o adopt the role of moderator between Russia and the United States in any disputes which de velop and as being more hopeful than confident that accord could e reached France appeared ready to play ts traditional role in nvolving Germany One official French informant said his coun ry would oppose any strong cen tral government for Germany such as Russia demanded last spring in Moscow and would hold out for internationalization of the Ruhr The customary question mark hungover the attitude of the Rus sians There was speculation that they might relinquish their de mands for 000000 was the figure they men tioned at be paid from current production and might suggest general withdrawal of oc cupation forces In any event the deputies will concern themselves primarily with drawing up an agenda for the later meeting of their chiefs and with charting the agreements and dis agreements which must be faced Threefourths of the active vol canoes of the world are in the Pacific half of the globe this proposal after conferences with Chairman Vandenberg R Mich of the senate foreign rela tions committee Vandenberg who has declinea specific comment on the impend economic assistance program since his return to Washington is expected to announce later Thurs day a time schedule of committee hearings on emergency relief pro posals and the longrange Mar shall plan Indications are that he will rec ommend that the committee listen to witnesses on the full recovery program but concentrate its ef forts on clearing before Christmas legislation authorizing an emer gency outlay of for food and fuel to tide France and Italy over the worst of the winter Also included in this program is an additional to meet rising American occupation costs abroad This schedule would postpone until after congress meets in reg ular session in January any final decision on the Marshall plan As suggested by Secretary of State Marshall that plan calls for the United States to back up with American dollars and goods a selfhelp program drafted by co operating European nations Six teencountries of western Europe decided at Paris they will need some in outside of it from this coun bring about their economic recovery during the next 4 years When the time for congressional action on the Marshall plan comes Ball told a reporter he will sueeest that the United States situated to the soviet union he said In saying the atom bomb secret no longer existed Molotov added that one should understand that the refusal to prohibit the atomic Weapon covers the imperialists with shame and sets them against all honest all peoples JMoIotov said Russia was intent upon lasting peace While he de scribed capitalism as on its last leffi he suggested collaboration was possible between the soviet union and capitalist countries Speech for Calming Fear Washington ff Initial reac tion here to Soviet Foreign Min ister Molotovs speech Thursday was that it was designed mainly for home consumption Some importancewas attached by officials to the generally calm tone of Molotovs remarks on the occasion of the Russian revolu tions anniversary in spite of the fact that he brought in a refer ence to the atomic bomb and claimed that the secret of the bomb no longer exists The construction attached by responsible authorities here is that the remark was intended to calm any rising fears in the Sov iet Union about Russias own knowledge of and presumably its ability to manufacture the bomb Actually the conviction of of ficials here is that Russia does not JOINS TRUMAN AGAINST EXTRA SESSION SLASH Favors Consideration of Reduction During Congress in January Washington Mar tin lined up with President Tru man Thursday in opposition to any tax reduction legislation at the special session congress starting Nov 17 Martin RMass told a news conference he believes the special session will be kept too busy con sidering foreign aid and price legislation to take up taxes But he said it was his own per sonal inclination that tax reduc tions should be considered as the first order of business at the regu lar session starting in January Shortly before Martin gave this opinion 1 President Truman had in formed a news conference that his message to the special session will contain no suggestions for re vision of taxes 2 Officials in a position to know had said the Truman ad ministration is definitely planning to offer its own tax program to congress some time next year Martins views ran counter to those previously expressed by Chairman Knutson RMinn of the house ways and means com mittee who is demanding that the special session pass a quipkie tax reduction bill The speaker emphasized that his views are strictly his own He said the republican house steering committee which will meet short ly after Nov 17 may have dif ferent ideas President Truman declined to say whether he would veto a tax reduction bill if the special ses on the amount of aid to be ex tended to any single nation REJECT CHICAGO RENT INCREASE Housing Expediter Says Hike Need Not Proved Washington Acting Hous ing Expediter Tighe E Woods Thursday rejected a proposed is per cent rent increase fortheChi eees a mattng a final commitment atomic bomb and not Used Car Markef Soars to High as Model T Brings Houston Tex used car market in Houston rode along in high gear Thursday when a 62 year old farmer counted out in cash for a 1927 Model T i K L Thacker of San Augustine first noticed the car in a classi fied advertisement in a Houston newspaper He said he had been looking for a Model T for 3 years ever since my last one wore out And his last one was a 1910 Sure it was pretty high Thacker said but I wanted a Model T and I had the money Thats all there was to it He explained he never drove anything but a Model T in his life I dont go for all these wheel shifts and things like that and I dont guess Id know how to drive anything else if I wanted to the welltodo farmer added Thacker said he once drove his 19JO model in low gear for 160 miles not knowing about high gear He said it didnt burn out and Tve been a Model T man ever since The operators of the used car lot said it was one of the quickest sales on record cago metropolitan area Woods said the Chicago rent advisory board which proposed the increase had failed to prove its case The proposed increase would have boosted ceilings on from 500000 to 600000 dwelling units in Cook Du Page Kane and Lake counties Woods notified Chicago Board Chairman John J Ryan that since your recommendation does not contain any substantiating evi dence or data as required by the housing and rent act it must be disapproved Woods pointed out that his dis approval does not prohibit any future recommendation that is properly substantiated The Chi cago boards full proposal was contained in a 15line letter Woods cited of the law requiring him to approve local board recommendations which are appropriate capable of producing such an ex ceedingly intricate weapon Molotovs references to his countrys entering on a new pe riod of expansion were generally taken here to mean internal rath er than external expansion IowaFed Steers SetPrice Record Chicago IP A load of 18 Iowafed beef steers grading highchoice set a new high price mark for 1947 late Wednesday when they sold for a hun dred ppunds Average weight was l383 pounds This was a nickel higher than the previous best for the year reached several times early last month Highest price on rec ord for normal loadlot sales in the Chicago market is reached several tunes in October and No vember last year after removal of government price controls Wednesdays load of steers was sold by Harvey and William Hink house West Branch Iowa Iowa Sends Iron Lungs to Boise Idaho to Aid in Polio Battle In general most crops grow and produce best when the soil is slightly acid to neutral Des Molnes Two 1000 pound respirators were flown to Boise Idaho to help that city in its battle against polio national infantile paralysis foundation of ficials said here Thursday The iron lungs were sent to the Idaho capital because facilities in Boise are limited sion would send one to him However he told a news cpn ference his own message would be confined strictly to the pur poses for which he has called con gress back into session These pur poses he said are European aid and curbs on inflation Told that Rep Doughton D N Car had predicted a veto for any tax reduction bill at the Nov 17 session Mr Truman said he will take care of that situation when it reaches him However it was learned that the administration is definitely planning to offer its own tax pro gram to congress next year Officials in a position to know made that clear Thursday But they added that details are still to be decided Indications are that the program will stress revision and re form of the tax system over out right cuts l The biggest certainty is that there will be no proposal resemb ling the twicevetoed 000 bill which republican sponsors have promised to revive at the outset of the special session of congress opening November 17 Those 2 measures would have cut individual income taxes by from 30 per cent for low income groups to 105 per cent for those in the top brackets Wellposted authorities cite as public tipoff to the adminis trations intentions to come up with its own tax proposals in 1948 the treasurys performance at a house ways and means committee hearing Tuesday on tax treatment of farm cooperatives Republican committeemenwere seeking first a treasury recom mendation of some kind on coop taxation and then even a commit ment to supply a recommendation by Dec 15 But the GOP law makers got from Undersecretary ALee Wiggins only this 1 A noncommittal summary of an equally noncommittal 69 page study of the coop tax ques tion 2 A polite but firm refusal tofpresent a recommendation this ytar and 3 Advice to do noth ing until the treasury has fin ished reviewing the whole tax system Significantly however Wiggins said the treasury will finish its lengthy review sometime between next January and the congressional session breaks off for the presidential nominat ing conventions Sheriff Sheimo has contacted all known relatives of the veter inarian in this area and none of them had seen or heard from him Skunk Breaks It Up Savannah Ga fail ure of this resort citys 1947 au tumn festival street dance was due to a skunk The striped visitor not only scattered hundred of danc ers but sent festival participants at a local hotel scurrying when the odor was whipped into the hotels airconditioning system The first Diesel locomotives went to work on U S railroads 13 years ago ;