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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE ONE EDITION "THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEICHtORS" VOU LV Associated Prc$» and United Press Full Least Wire* (Five Cents » Copy I MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 1949 ACHESON AT SENATE HEARING— Dean Acheson (right), President Truman's^ap- pomtee as next secretary of state, talks with Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg (R-Mich ) (left) and Chairman Tom Connally (D-Tex.) of the senate foreign relations committee, before the opening of a hearing Thursday into his qualifications for the cabinet post. Measure Asks Extension of Rent Controls •Washington, <U,R)—A bill to extend rent control for 27 months and to stop "chiseling, arbitrary evictions, and gray market practices" was introduced in the senate Thursday. Senator Francis J. Myers, (D.-Pa.), who introduced the bill said it also was designed to stop other "slick tricks used by a small minority of landlords." Although the measure lacks final approval of the white house, it may beciome the administration's rent control extension law. President Truman asked that controls be continued for "at least 2 years." Present controls expire March 31. Myers said the answer to the "inequity" of the present rent control law "is not to turn all rental property loose^but to regulate all property owners in the same way." Break Off Talk on Tug Strike Walkout Deadline Is Extended 24 Hours New York, (/P) — Negotiations seeking to avert a crippling harbor strike were broken off at 5:45 a. m. (CST) Thursday by an AFL union after it had extended its walkout deadline until midnight Thursday. Joseph E. O'Grady, representing 3,500 harbor crewmen, declared "negotiations terminated" in order to comply with a Taft-Hartley law provision that no strike can start during negotiations. Postponement of the deadline came within a half hour after Mayor William O'Dwyer told employer representatives that the city would go into the fuel business to .avert a crisis if a strike was called because of their refusal to meet overtime pay demands. Mayor O'Dwyer, who had led all-night negotiations at city hall, said when the sessions ended that he hoped his special conciliation committee would be able to get both sides together again later Thursday. The strike deadline had been set for last midnight. At the time the deadline postponement was announced by William J. McCormack, chairman of the mayor's mediation committee, overtime pay was the only issue reported in dispute. Operators of the larger harbor fleets reportedly were leading opposition to meeting union demands on this issue. POLIO HITS 3 Minneapolis, (U.R)—University of Minnesota hospital officials reported Thursday that Oscar Holden. about 30, and his daughter, Shirley, 7, and son, Harley, 3, all had been stricken with polio. KILLED BY BUS Des Moines, (/P) — James W. Sherwood, 4, was killed Wednesday when he was struck by a city bus shortly after he had alighted from the bus. He was with his aunt, Mrs. Minnie Sherwood, with whom he had lived the last 16 months. •AME DATE—1949—11 fla< »e«ni trmffU 4*»lk tm yast £4 Knudson Named Chairman of Control Board Committee Des Moines, (U.R)—Lt. Gov. Ken- ' neth Evans Thursday assigned the chairmen of 35 senate committees, including J. Kendall Lynes, (R-Plainfield), a foremost supporter of Gov. William S. Beardsley, to be head of the important appropriations committee. All of the committee chairmanships went to republicans. 12 Re-Appointments Twelve of the committee heads were re-appointments. Head of the ways and means committee, through which all revenue raising bills must pass, is J. C. Colburn, (R-Harlan). Chairman of the first section of the judiciary committee will be Alden L. Doud of Douds, Iowa, a re-appointee. The heads of these 3 committees are automatic appointments to the 10 member legislative interim committee. Lynes, who was chairman of the agriculture committee last session, will be succeeded as head of that committee by Harlan C. Foster, 62, Mount Pleasant farmer. There is one more committee this session than last—the pharmacy committee, which will be headed by Luke Vittetoe, 62, Sigourney druggist. Other committee chairmen are: Aeronautics—Ralph E. Benson, Jefferson, a re-appointee. Banks, Buildings and Loans—George Faul, Des Moines, a re-appointee. Board of Control—Herman Knudson, Mason City. Cities and Towns —O. H. Henningsen, Clinton. Claims—W. N. Skourup, Burlington. Compensation of Public Officers and Employes—X. T. Prentiss, Mount Ayr. Conservation —J. T. Dykhouse, Rock Rapids, a re-appointee. Election Reform— J. F. Miller, Humboldt. Enrolled Bills—Don Risk, Independence. Governmental affairs—De Vere Watson, Council Bluffs. Highways —O. N. Hultman, Stanton, a re- appointee.' Insurance—E. K. Bekman, Ottumwa, a reappointee. Interstate co-operation — W. Eldon Walter, Beaman. Iowa development—Leo Elthon, Fertile. Judiciary II—Frank Byers, Cedar Rapids, a reappointee. Labor— Frank Martin, Davenport, a re- appointee. Manufacturing, commerce and trade—E. C. Myrland, Onawa. Military affairs — Earl Fishbaugh, Jr., Shenandoah. Motor vehicles—John Hattery, Nevada. Printing—G. E. Whitehead, Perry. Private corporations r—Ralph W. Zastrow, Charles City, reappointee. Public health— # * Acheson Says hie Remains Hiss' Friend Likely Successor to Marshall Undergoes Inquiry by Senate Washington, (IP) — Dean Acheson, nominee for secretary of state, estified Thursday that he and Alger Hiss are friends "and we emain friends." Chairman Connally (D-Tex.) of ;he senate foreign relations committee, quickly led a hearing on ^^^^^^^^^ the nomination v""""™""^Ml. into the ques- ,ion of Acheson's relations with iiss, his former subordinate in the state department. Hiss is under perjury indictment in connection with his denial that he ever gave any secret state department information to Whittaker Chambers, who has admitted he served as a communist courier. Completely Loyal Acheson. told the committee that Donald Hiss, brother of Alger, served as Acheson's assistant when ;he latter was assistant secretary of state. He said Donald Hiss 'served me and the country with complete fidelity and loyalty." The nominee said Alger Hiss was employed in other departments and did not report directly to him until Acheson became undersecretary of state in 1946. Hiss leaded the division which handled relations with the United Mations. Denies Influence The questioning turned to Al- *er Hiss after Acheson had denied ais law firm had any influence in :he state department's approval of a $90,000,000 loan to the communist-controlled Polish government in 1946. At the time the loan was approved, Acheson was acting secretary of state. The law firm of which he f ox-merly was and now is a member was representing the Polish supply mission. Acheson sai4 he resigned from the firm—Covington, Burling, Rublee, Acheson and Shorb—when he first went into government service in 1941. HERMAN M. KNUDSON John P .Berg, Cedar Falls. Public lands and buildings — Stanley Hart, Keokuk, reappointee. Public libraries—William Ldnnevold, Decorah. Public utilities—Arthur H. Jacobson, W a u k o n, reappointee Railroads—R. R. Bateson, Eldora Rules—Richard V. Leo, Dysart, re- appointee. Schools and educational institutions—Fred Maytag, Newton. Social security—Herman Lord Muscatine. Tax revision—F. E Sharp, Elkader. Race Horses Are Killed in Stable Blaze Saratoga Springs, N. T., (U.R)— Fire department officials sale Thursday they "believed 24 or 25 thoroughbred harness race horses' were destroyed when fire leveled a new winter stable at the Saratoga raceway here. The stable was built recently officials said, and was used to quarter horses during the winter months. Four or 5 stable hands were in the building when the fire broke out but were believed to have escaped. Police said the fire broke ou shortly before dawn and "completely destroyed" the new stable Surrounding buildings were saved All the city's fire fighting ap paratus was called out, Citrus Fruits in Price Rise After Freeze in California Chicago, (U.R)—A few cities reported food price reductions Thursday in line with recent wholesale price cuts but grocers in several cities marked up citrus fruits because of the California freeze. Egg and butter prices were lower at New York, Chicago and Salt Lake City. But prices on most fresh vegetables rose sharply at San Francisco as a result of the big freeze that wiped out much of the California citrus and truck crops. Tomatoes Up Broccoli was up 1 cent and cauliflower 2 cents. Tomatoes were marked up 8 cents in the last 2 days and cucumbers 7 cents. Prices on grapefruit, cabbage, celery, avacadoes and lemons were expected to rise shortly. Salt Lake City retails said prices would be marked up "soon" on California lemons and oranges. Lemons were expected to be boosted 4 cents a pound and oranges 5 cent*. At New York, th« A. & P. itores cut large grade A. brown anc white eggs from 69 to 65 cents anc the Grand Union stores reducec grade A white eggs 4 cents to 1. cents. The A & P also reduced price on 38 meat items, slashing sirloin steak from 65 to 59 cents and pork loin from 49 to 45. Eggs Reduced At Chicago, a large grocerj chain announced that grade A egg would be reduced from 65 to 5 cents. It also reported a 7 cent re duction on chuck roast and sirloin The National Tea company wa calculating similar reductions an Jewel Tea company said it woul cut egg prices 4 to 5 cents thi week. A spokesman for National sai it would "be reasonable to expec further reductions as wholesal markets continue downward." Butter prices at Salt Lake Citj dropped 2 cents this week to 7 cents a pound for 92 score and 7 cents for 93 score. Thl« Paper ConiteU of Tv.'o Sections—Section On« Promises to Seek Lift of Food Tax *#** •*### Legislators Cannot Get Salary Boost Des Moines, {U.R)— T h e 1949 Iowa legislature legally could vote $500 expense money for each lawmaker—but the law couldn't take effect until 1951. Attorney General Robert L. Larson held Thursday that legislators can't increase their own compensation now, just as they couldn't in 1929 when the supreme court threw out an act to give the members of that legislature $500 and made them return the money. The salary of legislators now is $1,000 a session. Rep. Harold F. Nelson, (R.-Sioux City), on behalf of the house patronage committee, had asked for an attorney general's ruling because of the current high cost of living. Rep. John L. Duffy, (D.-Dubuque), has said he will introduce a bill to raise salaries from $1,000 to $2,500 a session—starting with 1951—because the members now are all losing money. NORRIS E. DODD Dodd to Make Tour of Europe To Get information About Agriculture Washington, (JP) — Norms E. Dodd, director general of the Jnited Nations' food and agricul- ure organization, expects an ar- ;ument over prices at the coming nternational wheat agreement conference. But Dodd says, he hopes that the pact will be put into operation as a result of the conference be- inning, in Washington, Jan. 25. Dodd is a native of Nashua and 'ormer undersecretary of agricul- :ure. His comments were given informally at a meeting Wednesday at which he discussed plans for a 3-month world tour to gather agricultural information. He will begin the trip Saturday. The wheat agreement of last March, signed but never ratified, will be the basis of the conference here. This agreement would have provided that the United States, Canada and Australia would supply 500,000,000 bushels over a 5 year period at prices ranging from a $2 maximum to minimums of $1.50 in 1948-1949 and $1.10 in 1952-53. Importing nations •— 33 signed the agreement—now are expected to seek a $1.80 maximum with minimums ranging downward to 90 cents. Start Move for Pay Hike Would Put Foxes on Bounty List Des Moines, (JP). —A bi-partisan move to raise the pay of legislators- by $1,500 a session was launched Thursday. Rep. John L. Duffy (D-Dubuque) and 22 others including several republicans introduced the bill to raise salaries. If passed it • could not take effect until the next regular session. The salary bill proposes to raise the pay of lawmakers from $1,000 per session to a new level of $2,500 per session. Another house bill would admit blood tests as evidence in intoxication cases. In the senate, meantime, Senator Ernest L. Humbert '(R-Cor ing), asked the legislature to declare war on foxes and groundhogs. He put into the hopper a measure to add both animals to the list of predators on which bounties must be paid by county boards. Humbert's bill would require a bounty of $2 each on red or grey fox and $1 on groundhogs. Des Moines Tavern Destroyed by Fire Des Moines, (U.R)—Fire early Thursday destroyed the Blue Mirror tavern, and forced 20 residents of 2nd-story apartments to flee in their night clothing. Firemen were able to prevent damage to the apartments because a passing cab driver noticed the flames and turned in an alarm before they spread. Franks in Talk With President Submits Views of Great Britain on Palestine Situation Washington, (JP) — President Truman received Thursday from Sir Oliver Franks, the British ambassador, an outline of Britain's views on the Palestine situation. Mr. Truman and the ambassador conferred for nearly a half hour at the white house. Franks said afterwards that he submitted "the views of my government on the Palestine situation." < He told reporters these were the same he had expressed Wednesday at the state department to Undersecretary Lovett. Lovett disclosed to a news conference Wednesday that the United States had expressed concern to the British government over troop movements in the Palestine area. Lovett emphasized at the same time that American policy is directed toward putting across an effective armistice in the Jewish- Arab fighting. Bomb in Cairo Kills 2 Persons Explosion Blamed on Moslem Group Cairo, (U.R)— A time bomb concealed in a brief case by a member of the outlawed Moslem brotherhood exploded in downtown Cairo Thursday, killing 2 persons, injuring 22 others and damaging the court of appeals building. The briefcase containing the bomb was left in the bureau of investigation in police headquarters in the Cairo governorate on Bad El Khalk square, apparently as part of a plan to destroy criminal records against the Moslem brotherhood in police files. An alert office boy, suspicious of the weight of the briefcase, averted a major tragedy by rushing the briefcase into the street and causing the arrest of the man who left it. Police experts said the govern- orate and the adjoining court of appeals building almost certainly would have been destroyed with a much higher casualty rate, had the bomb exploded inside. Police identified the terrorist as a youth named Annas, and said he admitted being a member of the outlawed Moslem brotherhood which was charged with responsibility for the assassination of the late Premier Mahmoud Fahmy Nokrashy Pasha. Alexander Girl Victim of Polio Iowa City, (JP) — Eleanor Wil- kans, 11, Alexander, was put on the active list of poliomyelitis cases at University hospitals here Thursday. Admitted Wednesday, she is reported in "fair" condition. Weather Report FORECAST Mason City: Partly cloudy Thursday night with • low 18. Friday partly cloudy with high 35. Iowa: Partly cloudy and a little warmer Thursday night. Friday cloudy and warmer. Low Thursday night 18-24. Minnesota: Cloudy, north, and fair, south portion, Thursday night and Friday. Somewhat colder, extreme north, Friday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum 28 Minimum 16 At 8 a. m. Thursday 20 YEAR AGO: Maximum 22 Minimum 2 ADA Plans Campaign for Civil Rights Washington, (U.R)—Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (D-Minn.), was expected Thursday to d i r e c Americans for democratic action on a fresh campaign to push through President Truman's civi rights program. Humphrey, 37, a freshman senator and one of ADA's founders 2 years ago, was chosen by the national board as acting chairman until the ADA national convention in Chicago in April. He probably will be named chairman a that time. He succeeds Leon Henderson also an ADA founder, who quit to spend more time in private business. Humphrey, former Minneapolis mayor, led the fight at the democratic national convention to get Mr. Truman's civil rights plank into the party platform. In the Nov. 2 election, he beat Sen. Joseph H. Ball, republican. Union officials opposed Ball. WILLIAM S. BEARDSLEY Asks Power for President Hoover Asks Added Authority Be Granted Washington, (/P) — Herbert Hoover asked congress Thursday to give President Truman broad power to overhaul the government, declaring that present disorder is costing the nation "heavily." The former republican chief executive, chairman of a commission on government reorganization, urged that Mr. Truman be granted even greater re-shuffling authority than that which congress reluctantly gave President Roosevelt in 1939. Under the old reorganization act, which expired last March 31, congress kept the right to vetc changes proposed by the president and almost a score of agencies were labeled "do not touch." But Hoover asserted that "the power of the president to prepare and transmit plans of reorganization to the congress should not be restricted by limitations or exemptions." "Once the limiting or exempting process is begun," he said, "it will end the possibility of achieving really substanial results." FIRE WELL TEWED Oak River, Man., (/P)—A board of trade meeting formally petitioned the Canadian government for a new postoffice. Hours later the old postoffice burned down. Now residents feel sure they'll get a new one. Assessors Want Laws Clarified Garner—Deputy county assessors from 8 North Iowa counties gathered at the Hancock county courthouse Wednesday and discussed matters pertaining to their office in the interest of uniformity on real and personal valuations for the 194S'assessment. Assessors were present from Franklin, Cerro Cordo. Mitchell Worth, Winnebago, Kossuth anc Hancock counties.' The group urged clarification of -what constitutes an average inventory by the state tax commission or the legislature. Certain other changes in the present law were recommended to the legislative committee and state tax commission for study. AP Wlrephoto JOURNEY'S END—After more than a year of unwinding red tape, the 2 children of Mrs. 0. N. Rowe of Cedar Falls arrived Wednesday night by plane from Vienna, Austria. Involved in a happy embrace at the Waterloo airport are Mr. and Mrs. Rowe and her children, Erika Pitzmann, 12, and Herbert Pitzmann, 4V&. Mrs. Rowe and her present husband, an ex-GI, met abroad, and she came to this country more than a year ago. Her children traveled alone by plane from Austria. Weather conditions made the trip take 3 days from New York. Beardsley Takes Oath as Governor Recommends Office for Mediation in Labor Disputes By DWIGHT McCORMACK Des Moines, (JP} —Gov. William S. Beardsley, in his inaugural address Thursday, coupled his campaign pledges with several other suggestions into 21 recommendations to the legislature. Beardsley, sworn in shortly before the address as Iowa's 30th jovernor, stood pat on his promise ;o seek removal of the sales tax on food. However, most surveys indicate the majority of the lawmakers are opposed to thi^v Mediation Service The new governor recommends establishment of a mediation serv- ce to soolve labor troubles. He nad strong labor support in his defeat of former Gov. Robert D. Blue in last year's republican-primary. Beardsley told the joint session a decision on the amount of state treasury surplus to devote to payment of the veterans' bonus should be delayed. First, he'said, "a substantial tax stabilizing reserve" should be set up in the treasury. Next, appropriations should be made. Then is the time, he added, to take up bonus financing. . He made no mention of such things as the state income tax rate, the county assessor act and proposed enactment of a presidential preference primary law. Beardsley also recommended: 1. Elimination of all unnecessary bureaus and commissions and consolidations of offices and departments engaged in related functions. ••-.••• 2. Consolidation of the labor department, industrial commission and mine inspection departments. 3. Conversion of road plans into actual roads. 4. State reimbursement for 25 per cent of the schools' costs on a permanent basis. 5. A study of the entire tax system. 6. Promotion of a broad flood control program» 7. Establishment of a state council of natural resources. 8. Creation of a pilot program under the board of education to train management and labor. Bargaining Act 9. Enactment of legislation to permit labor and management to bargain as equals. 10. Legislative consultation with leaders in labor, industry and the citizenry for suggestions. 11. Finding means of providing additional funds for highway construction and maintenance. 12. Making sure that adequate funds are earmarked for secondary roads. 13. Taking steps to make th* teaching profession more attractive. 14. Enactment of legislation to prevent dumping sewage into streams. 15. Taking steps to prevent delay in soil conservation district expansion. 16. Providing better administration and advanced practices in. board of control institutions. 17.A review of the old age assistance and aid to dependent children, programs, and adequate provision for them. The new governor made his address after formally receiving tha oath of office from Chief Justice H. J. Mantz of the Iowa supreme court. He told the legislators: "You, as the representatives of the people, have received a directive from the electorate on these issues. "It is my duty to suggest, not to direct. I want 'to be on your team and that of all of rny colleagues in office. I shall co-operate with you, seek your counsel, and be readily accessible at all times to discuss with you the problems of the people which are your problems and mine." King George to Hold Ceremony Despite Illness London, (U.R)—King George VI. wiil hold an investiture in Buckingham palace on March 1 for some 300 persons named in the new year's honors list, including 50 persons to be knighted, it was announced Thursday. The king will break precedent by carrying out the ceremoniex from a sitting position because of his leg ailment. The ceremonies will be held in the ballroom on the first floor of the palace, near the king's apartments, rather than in the grand hall on the ground

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