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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME WillPliHKW»)af8lll»ai^ MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE "THfe NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" VOL. LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires (Five Cents a Copy) MASON CITY IOWA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 1948 HOME EDITION uimi AP Wirephoto SPEAKERSHIP CHOICE—G. T. (Gus) Kuester, Gviswold farmer, takes time out to tie a shoe at the republican party caucus in Des Moines Saturday where he won renomina- tion for speaker of the Iowa house of representatives on the first ballot. ******* * * * * * * Iowa Republicans Nominate Kuester as House Speaker DCS Moines, (U.R)—G. T. "Gus" Kuester, Griswokl, was nominated for speaker and Harry Weichmann, Newhall, was named majority floor leader in first ballot victories at a republican house caucus Saturday. William Kruse, Charles City, was nominated for speaker pro tern, and A. C. Gustafson, Des Moines, was nominated for his 17th term as chief clerk of the house. Because of republican domination of the legislature, nomination of Kuester and Kruse virtually assured their election when the lawmakers open the 1949 session Monday. 49 Votes Kuester got 49 first-ballot votes —9 more than needed to win—to 20 for M. F. Hicklin, Wapello, and 5 for Fred Schwengel, Davenport. There were 2 votes apiece for Weichman and Theodore Klemesrud, Thompson, and one of the 79 GOP house members did not vote. The 79 members at the house caucus divided into 8 congressional districts and named one member each to a steering, committee and a patronage committee. The latter will pass on clerical em- ployes of the house. To Steerinsr Group Named to the steering committee were Reps. D. A. Donohue, Tipton; J. C. Davis, Oelwein; Lawrence Putney, GJadbi-ook; Carroll L. Brown, Rose Hill; Charles H. Everett, Ames; Theo. Klemesrud, Thompson; Warren A. Wells, Council Bluffs, and Laurence Boothby, Cleghorn. Named to the patronage committee were Reps. W. C. Hendrix, Muscatine; Harvey J. Long, Clinton; A. E. Rankin, Hampton; Mrs. Edna C. Lawrence, Ottumwa; Ted Sloane, Des Moines; John A. Walker,' Williams; Elmer A. Bass, Red Oak, and Harold F. Nelson, Sioux City. WILLIAM KRUSE Asks Big 3 to Medjote Chinese War Chiang Reported Ready to Go on Extended Vacation Nanking, (/P)—A usually reliable source said Saturday the Chinese government had asked the United States, French and British governments to attempt to mediate the civil war. Ambassadors for the 3 powers here were asked to relay the request to their governments, this source said. The 3 ambassadors were called to the foreign office by Foreign Minister Wu Te-Chen late Saturday. None of the 3 foreign office officials would comment on the subject. Mediation Request Reliable sources, however, said they were asked to present to their governments a request that "The Big 3" attempt to mediate and obtain a negotiated peace with the communists. (United Press Thursday quoted a highly-placed source as saying Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek was scheduled to leave Nanking within the next 3 days for an "indefinite vacation" in Formosa. He would cease his active direction of national affairs, handing over the government to Vice President Li Tsung-Jen, the report said.) It was apparent, from the actions of various officials that the question either of mediation or an appeal to the United Nations was under consideration. Speculation Raised Failure to include the soviet member of the "Big 4" in the summons raised considerable speculation here. It was understood that the Russian ambassador has been shying away from any possible participation in either mediation or discussion of negotiations apparently on orders from Moscow. This latest devolpment coincided with reports from Tientsin that a heavy red attack on that besieged city had ended abruptly at noon Saturday after the communists had occupied sections of the old "Chinese city." This Paper Consists of Two Sections—Section On* No. Tt AP Wirephoto INAUGURAL PHOTO—Melvin D. Hildreth, chairman of the 1949 inaugural committee has announced that the above photograph of President Truman, made by the army signal corps, will be used in the official inaugural program. VA, ISC to Confer Over Disagreement Ames, (U.R)—Government officials and representatives from Iowa State college will d.scuss a disagreement over veterans education payments Jan. 25 in Washington, D. C., the veterans administration said Saturday. VA officers said they asked college representatives to meet with them at a central VA office in Washington in an effort to arrange a new contract and discuss government claims against the college of a $551,000 over-charge. The federal government accounting office, a separate agency from the veterans administration, charged in an audit last summer that Iowa State's veterans education costs were too high. Payments from the VA were stopped. College officials have entered a counter-claim for $920,000 to cover education costs for veterans since government payments were stopped, but the VA says it has withheld only $82,700 on vouchers submitted by the institution. Bury Mother, 3 Children in Single Grave Otranto —A mother and her 3 children, victims of a fire which destroyed their home here, will be buried in a single casket following services in the Community church Monday at 2 p. m., not more than 100 feet from where the tragedy occurred. Funeral services for Mrs. Harold Wells, 24; Harold Gary, 4; Barbara Ellen, 3, and Leslie Keith. 19 months, \vill be conducted by the Rev. Howard Root of Northwood, pastor of the Christian Missionary Alliance church, assisted by the Rev. Milton Nothdurft, Methodist pastor of Waterloo, who formerly served the Otranto church. Burial will be in the St. Ansgar cemetery. Eagle Grove Man Fined $4,000 for Evasion of Taxes Des Moines, (U.R)—Harold Chr-is- tensen, 48. Eagle Grove poultry and egg dealer, was fined $4,000 and placed on 2 years' probation Saturday when he pleaded guilty to evading federal income taxes. Federal Judge Charles Dewey fined Christensen and placed him on probation, in lieu of a one-year jail term. A similar charge against Christensen's wife was dismissed on the recommendations of the U. S. district attorney. The government accused Christensen of evading $20,982 in income taxes from 1943 to 1945, inclusive. Claim Genes Photographed 2 Californians Make Discovery Los Angeles, (U.R)—Two University of Southern California research workers announced Saturday that they have isolated and photographed the elusive gene, tiny, long-sought carrier of heredity in every living thing. Drs. Daniel C. Pease and Richard F. Baker, 2 modest, slender assistant professors at USC's medical school, used an electron microscope to enlarge cells of fruit flies 120,000 times in making their dramatic photographs. Genes, first mentioned in the 19th century in Gregor Mendel's laws of heredity, determine in human beings such inherited traits as height, weight and coloring. The researchers predicted that the ability to see genes, along with disease-carrying viruses already isolated, would speed medical research, especially in the field of inherited maladies. "But it may be a long-time before there is a practical application of this discovery," Pease warned. British Protest Jewish Attack 5 RAF Airplanes Are Shot Down London, (U.P.)—Great Britain protested to Israel Saturday against the shooting down of British planes in the Egyptian-Palestine border area, reserving the, right to any further action which may be deemed advisable. The protest was directed through the British and Jewish representatives on the United Nations security council. Britain has no diplomatic relations with Israel never having recognized the Jewish state. Moving with unusual speed after the London and Tel Aviv announcements that Jewish force, had shot down British planes in the Middle East Friday, the foreign office announced: "His majesty's govern men have instructed Terence Showne British representative on the se curity council, to present immedi ately a memorandum to the Jew ish representative at the Unite< Nations against the attack by Jew ish aircraft over Egyptian terri tory on aircraft of the RAF or reconnaissance from the Cana Zone, resulting in the loss of British aircraft." Democrats Assure No OPA Return Truman Stand on • Flexible Price Support Protested Washington, (/P) — Democrats eeking an answer to high prices assured business Saturday there vill not be "another wartime OPA." At the same time one party eader called for the investigation of "middlemen" to see if they are Tveeping the cost ol living high. These developments came as Resident Truman's capitol hill lieutenants confidently oiled the egislative machinery for a quick drive to write into law major parts of his economic program aimed at 60,000,000 jobs and continued production peaks. Dubious on Controls But democrats appeared far from certain new price controls would be wise, even on the selective and standby basis called for by Mr. Truman. And a noisy bi-partisan protest came from some farm state lawmakers over the endorsement by the president's economic advisers of flexible farm price supports, which might permit declines in price floors next year. They said the president himself is committed to "full parity" for farmers. Wants Inquiry Chairman Maybank (D.-S. Car.) of the senate banking committee proposed a far-fung inquiry into middle-man operations—to find out what causes the wide spread between what a producer receives and what a consumer pays. He told reporters he wants to know why, for instance, cotton print cloth at the mills is below 1946 OPA celings yet "the consumer is paying a hell of a price." Maybank said "I don't think another OPA is the answer," but he added that "some stand-by controls may be necessary-" Vandenberg Asks Acheson Inquiry AP Wirephoto PARK BENCH CONFERENCE—Dean Acheson (left) and James E. Webb converse on a park bench in Lafayette square, across Pennsylvania avenue from .the white house, Friday. Acheson has been named secretary of state and Webb undersecretary by President Truman. Another Blizzard Threatens Plains and Mountain States FATALLY INJURED Dubuque, (#>)—G. L. Hoverter, 62, a salesman from Littleport, was fatally injured in ftn auto collision on highway 20 Saturday morning. It was Dubuque county's first 1949 traffic fatality. iAME DATE—1948—7 ;k fl»r «je»n» traffic d*»lh In pMt 2i ho«ri> Beardsley Says Rehabilitation Is Aim at Eldora Marshalltown, (/P) — Gov.-elect William S. Beardsley told the Times-Republican Saturday in a telephone conversation he will make the state training school for boys at Eldora a rehabilitation center and not operate it as a penal institution. Beardsley emphasized he does not favor "mollycoddling" the boys, but neither does he favor rule by an iron hand. The governor-elect said he would subject the training school problem to a complete investigation as early as possible in his administration. Officials at the school had remarked recently one trouble with the place was they didn't know whether they were running a penal institution or a rehabilitation center. Airlift Plane Crash Kills 6 Americans Warrington, Eng., (JP) —Six men were killed when a U. S. airlift plane crashed Friday in Lancashire swampland. The plane, a cargo-carrying C- 54 Skymaster, was enroute from Frankfurt to the Burtonwood air base for inspection. It dropped out of sight after establishing radio contact with the base and asking for clearance to land. An American air force medical search and rescue team reached the crash scene early Saturday from the Burtonwood base, near Warrington. A U. S. air force spokesman said the names of the dead will not be released until 48 hours after next of kin are informed. Gillette to Try to Revive Senate Group Washington, (/P)—A resolution to revive an agriculture sub-committee he once headed is being prepared by Senator Guy M. Gillette, the newly elected Iowa democrat. The committee for several years prior to the war concentrated on development of new industrial and commercial uses for surplus farm products. The committee was credited with production early in the war years of synthetic rubber from alcohol. Gillette indicated he would seek to revive the sub-committee after he was again named this week to the senate agriculture committee. The Iowa senator also disclosed Friday that he was forwarding to the white house letters and telegrams which he has received protesting the proposed appointment of John W. Gwynne, former Iowa GOP congressman, as a member of the federal trade commission. The protests were filed by a number of Iowa labor unions. Files Claim on Estate of Chrisfensen Harlan, (JP) —A paternity claim has been filed here against the estate of a man who was shot and killed by his brother last fall at Ruthven. Marie Gaul, bookkeeper in the furniture store formerly owned here by Julius Christensen, filed the claim. The case will be tried during the March term of court. Christensen was shot by his brother, Nels, at a public auction in Ruthven, which he attended with Nels' former wife. Nels was acquitted on a charge of murder in connection with the shooting. Miss Gaul's attorney, Bennett Cullison, said Miss Gaul went to California last summer at the suggestion of Julius Christensen so her baby would be born there. When she returned, Cullison said, she did not have a chance to contact Christensen before his death. BULLETIN Washington, <U,R)—Because of the high rate of voluntary enlistments, the army announced Saturday it will draft no men in February and March. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The western and mountain plains states, slowly recovering from a 3 day severe blizzard, braced for a fresh onslaught of snow, wind and sub-zero weather Saturday. A new storm roared out of central Canada into Montana, Wyoming and North' Dakota arid headed" for sections in Colorado, Nebraska and South Dakota. This is the same general area which was paralyzed earlier this week by the Winter season's worst weather. Twenty persons lost their lives in the blizzard and thousands were marooned in autos and trains which were stalled by the huge snow drifts over the plains. However, the federal weather bureau said they did not expect as severe a storm as the blizzard earlier this week. The new snow and cold was expected to halt the sno\v plow operations in some of the areas. Early Saturday snowplows smashed through huge drifts in the vicinity of Rapid City, S. Dak., and rescued 71 motorists who had been stranded for 5 days in Wickesville, S. Dak., a hamlet of 13 population. Federal forecasters, in predicting blizzard conditions, cautioned highway travelers to seek shelter. Below zero temperatures were forecast for most of the storm belt. The federal weather bureau said the snowfall was not expected to be as heavy as the recent falls, which in parts of Nebraska measured as much as 40 inches. However, heavy, drifting snow was predicted for Nebraska. New Earthquakes Hit Near Reno Reno. NPV. F (yp) — Fo u r new earthquakes, 2 of them "with a noise "like a rumbling explosion" were reported in Verdi, 9 miles west of Reno Friday night. At least one was felt sharply in Reno, but Ihere were no reports of damage in either city. The Reno vicinity was shaken by a long series of earth shocks beginning Dec. 27 and continuing more than a week. AP Wirephoto NURSE'S DILEMNA—Born at Green Cross hospital in Akron, Ohio, within 10 hours of each other David Dale Russell, II, and Fred Arron Russell each weighed the same and the mothers have the same name. Left to right are: Mrs. Katherine Bernard, supervisor in maternity at the hospital, trying to keep the charts straight, Mrs. Mary E. Russell of Kent, Ohio, with David and Mrs. Mary E. Russell of Ravenna, Ohio, with Fred. The families are not related. Mason City Faces Snow, Zero Weather Des MQines,,.yP)—A cold wave will spread over Iowa Saturday night to end a 3 day period of spring-like temperatures. The weather bureau said the mass of cold air moving from lanada would be accompanied fay light snow. There will be blowing and drifting conditions. Strong northerly . winds . and blowing and drifting snow are forecast for Mason City Saturday night and Sunday. Temperature is expected to be near zero early Sunday and rise to about 10 above in the afternoon. Friday's high in Iowa was 56 degrees at Oskaloosa and the low was 25 at Spencer. There was no precipitation. Regret Over Resignation Is Expressed Connatly Forecasts Senate Approval of Marshall Successor Washington, (JP) —Senator Vandenberg (R-Mieh.) called Saturday for full exploration of the views of Dean Acheson, President Truman's choice for new secretary of state. The senator, ranking republican on the foreign relations committee which will pass on Acheson's appointment, was one of the chief authors of the bipartisan foreign policy which has headed off party- line splits on international affairs. Indicating that he is not opposed to Acheson, Vandenberg said in a statement issued through his office here: Distinguished American "The president's personal choice of Mr. Acheson to be secretary of state nominates a distinguished American with wide experience in foreign affairs and with many proven qualifications for this critical responsibility." But Vandenberg added: "I expect the senate foreign relations committee will fully explore his viewpoints when it considers the nomination." Vandenberg said he "deeply regrets" the retirement of Secretary of State Marshall "who is one of the great Americans of all time." Regrets Resignation The Michigan senator also expressed regret that Robert A. Lovett, under secretary, also is quitting. He said Lovctt had given "devoted service to the national welfare in superlative degree." Vandenberg made no mention of the statement of President Truman's choice of Budget Director Webb to be under secretary of state. Vandenberg gave no indication he will actually oppose Acheson. Senator Connally (D-Texas) who succeeded the Michigan senator as foreign relations chairman, confidently forecast confirmation despite some signs of republican coolness. .. Freedom Train Returns to Philadelphia Philadelphia, (ff) — T h e red, white and blue freedom train returns to this birthplace of liberty Saturday where its priceless cargo of documents started a nationwide tour 16 months ago. The train, called America's History on Wheels, criss-crossed the 48 states in a tour that covered more than 35,000 miles. Impressive ceremonies are planned. The train began its nationwide tour from the Quaker city —home of Independence Hall and the liberty bell—on Sept. 17, 1947. A group of disabled war veterans, escorted by color guards, bands and drum corps, open the formal rededication service with a brief march from city hall to the train platform at Broad street station. Weather 'Report FORECAST Mason City: Cold wave with strong northerly winds and blowing and drifting snow Saturday night and Sunday. Low Sunday forenoon near zero, high Sunday afternoon about 10 above. Iowa: Cloudy Saturday night with light rajn southeast, light rain changing to snow and colder west and north. Sunday snow and much colder. Low Saturday night 10 northwest to 35 southeast. Minnesota: Cold wave with strong northerly winds blowing and drifting snow Saturday night and Sunday. Temperatures Sunday morning, ranging from 10 below to zero, south. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Saturday morning: Maximum 43 Minimum 28 At 8 a. m. Saturday 28 YEAR AGO: Maximum 38 Minimum 23 Youth Charged With Robberies Charles City Police Arrest John Mercer Charles City—Police early Saturday arrested John Mercer, 21, son of a Charles City clergyman, for Waterloo officers who charge him with robbing 3 filling stations at LaPorte City a short time before. Waterloo officers came and got him late Saturday afternoon. Sheriff B. F. Atherton said Mercer admitted taking cash and checks at a station on highway 213 at LaPorte City and a cash register, generator and voltage 'tester at 2 Waterloo stations on highway 63. Loot officers said they found on Mercer and in his car consisted of $391.59 mostly checks on the Brown Transfer company of Waterloo. Cash included $65.40 taken at LaPorte City. Mercer was caught when he stopped his car on St. Mary's bridge and was about to throw the cash register and machines into the river, police said. He told officers he found the cash register in a ditch near Nora Springs. The young man is a son of the Rev. H. F. Mercer of Charles City, formerly of Greene. The charge breaking and nighttime. against entering him is in the Recommended as District Attorney of Southern Iowa Des Moines, (U.R) — Democratic State Chairman Jake More said Saturday the party's state central committee has recommended appointment of William R. Hart, 55, Iowa City, as U. S. district attorney for southern Iowa. More said the recommendation has been forwarded to U. S. Senator Guy Gillette in Washington. He said there was "every reason to believe" Hart would b« appointed. If appointed, Hart will succeed Maurice D o n e g a n, Davenport, whose term h«e expired.

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