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Fort Dodge Messenger And Chronicle (Newspaper) - December 16, 1949, Fort Dodge, Iowa A COMPLETE NEWSPAPER For All Hie Family FORT DODGE M. C. No. 142 FRIDAY EVENING, DEC. 16, 1949 MESSENGER Irte HOME Edition THE MESSPiNUEB 94TH YtAR TIIF rHRONtfili b6TH VEAB 20 PAGES PER COPY FIVE CENTS SAYS CONGRESS WON'T HIKE TAXES U.S. Steel Boosts Price Others Expected To Follow Sen. O'Mahoney Will Ask Congressional Probe- Claim Increase Is Threat to Country's Economy PITTSBURGH, Big V. S. Steel Corporation hiked its steel prices about S4 a ton today. Other top basic steel producers arc expected to follow the leader. However, congressional Investigators are trying to head off aj general steel price increase because they say it threatens America's economy. Senator O'Mahoney chairman of the joint congressional economic committee, said he expects the committee to approve open- ing" a probe of bic steel's action after Christmas. O'Mahoney declared the FIND GIRL LOST IN WASHINGTON WILDS ALSO Order Crack Down price i is unjustified and will have II an Inflationary effect on the na- IN U I I U 11 Ul 151 b tion's economic system just when i I business leaders should be stvue-] I AA n I H I fl H H gling to hold the lid on prices. LU J I (VI U I 11 I U 11 U Autos to Go Up Watching the developments sil-j cully is the consumer. He'll ul-j timately have to pay more lor. hundred of articles if a general Mch things folding far west Sikang pfovinc How much but as_ their on yremammgrnamlan. Base Toppling By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nationalist Chinese hopes of iiulos increase? No one k: uuesscs range from S7 to SOU. And will the price increase re- sult in more wage demands from thc CIO United Steelworkers? That seems almost certain. Big steel's action wasn't a sur- prise. Expected Move Such action has been expected ever since the industry ended base for guerrilla action against the communists were blasted to- day. An uprising was reported in Sikang and it looked as if it would go over to the reds. Thc government struggled to re- store the situation. The Sikang defection followed closely the re- volt in Yunnan province. Nationalists now are confined retty well to thc Island of F.or- p._ 42-day strike Nov. 11 by where they hope to hold! to give monthly awaiting weaknesses to de- inciuding social security, and to velop inside communist China be- pay half the cost, of a five cents fore resuming the offensive. per man hour welfare program. A veteran observer of China, U. S. Steel President Benjamin! Associated Press Correspondent Fred Hampson, said these weak- nesses are already apparent. r........... Hampson, enroute to Hong Kong, And referring to the said the communist New China new contract won by Phillip agency has admitted the ray's Steelworkers, declared I communists are in serious econo- f mic and financial CORN ALLOTMENTS TO BE ANNOUNCED EARLYJIN 1950 DBS MOINES, Dec. 16. Corn allotments on the 1950 crop for Iowa farmers probably will be announced some time after 'the F. Fairless said the new prices -reflect actual and approaching changes in the cost of production." mounting expenses of operation include "the substantial higher costs to results when our new in- surance and pension program? be- come i Murray said he had no com-! inent until he sees the full list of price changes.' But when the strike-ending contract was signed; last month, the veteran labor, leader said he did not believe steel price boost was justified. ROCKEFELLER GIVES PARK LAND TO U.S. WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. A gift of acres, of land in Grand Teton national park and Jackson Hole national monument in Wyoming was made to the gov- ernment today by John D. Rocke- feller, Jr. A deed to the land was present- ed to Secretary of Interior Oscar Chapman by Laurence S. Rocke- feller, son of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and president of Jackson Hole Reserve, Inc. TRUMAN AND IKE ARE_STJLL PALS KEY WEST, Fla., Dec. 16. "President Truman today made it o matter of record that be and General Dwight D. Eisenhower are "good friends and always have been." I Apparently concerned i first of the year, Otto Liittschwag- !er, stute PMA committeeman, said today. He said thc needed 1950 acreage will be determined after the final report on the 1949 crop which is due next Monday. Liiltschwager said the program is not so rigid that farmers in every case will be held strictly to that three-year acreage history in determining their allotment for 1950. K a farmer has an unusually high corn history, in terms of acreages in that area, he said, the PMA can cut it down in figuring rtis allotment. On the other hand, if a farmer for some reason hasn't grown the corn during the base years that lie normally would, that will be. taken into consideration in figur-i ing his allotment. NEW YORK MAYOR TO MARRY MODEL Charles G. Ross fold reporters: "The president wants i! to go on record that he and Genera Eisenhower are good friends anc jilways have been." WEATHER IOWA Increasing cloudiness ami a little warmer tonight. Sat- urday cloudy and mild, followed by rain, changing to Know and be- coming colder Saturday night or Sunday. Low tonight 30 to 35, High today and Saturday -10 to 45. Southerly whirls. 25 to 35 mph, this afternoon and tonight. FORT cloudiness, windy and a little warmer this afternoon and to- night. Saturday cloudy and mild, followed by rain, chang- ing to .snow and turnin.c cold- er Saturday niglit or Sunday. Low tonight .10. Temperatures ipson art, Fla., next Tuesday. The announcement was made by William J. Donoghue, executive secretary to the mayor, after a telephone conversation with the city's chief executive. O'Dwyer is convalescing in Florida from a recent illness. The mayor, 59 and a widower, and Miss Simpson have been the subjects of romantic speculation for some months. Miss Simpson, in her 30s. is a fashion stylist. Ruth Aberlc .Found Bloodhounds and more than 500 searchers scoured wilds near Kelso, Wash., for Ruth Aberle, 16-year-old Girl Scout who became separated from a party of other Girl Scouts on a Christmas tree hunting hike. She was found safe though hungry after four days with- out food. LONGVIEW. Wash., Dec. 16 plucky Girl Scout who had waited patiently in a wilderness cabin Xovn; wintery nights for her rescue was resting today in a warm hospital bed. A physician said 16-year-old Ruth Aberlc of Kelso was re- sponding quickly to nourish- ment and needed only a few days of rest before rejoining her family for the holidays. Her safety has been almost a Christmas present to this entire southwest Washington area, Ruth said herself last night "1 never thought I'd be a Christmas pres- Bloodhound retc Ruth's scent from an article ol her clothing. SEES CUT IN EXPENDITURES On Fraternities At State University r-n i Frat Loses Social Privileges-All Told Gil ette Predicts Little; to Remove u Bars f_om aTyr Change, in Present Chapterhouses Farm Program ___.___ IOWA CITV, la., Dec. University of Iowa fratern- B1T GRAHAM ity's social privileges have been suspended and bars in fraternity AP Special Washington Service i'10115" ordered removed as a result of Coed Margaret Anne Jackson's 'stranculation death. Dean of Students Walter It. Goctsch announced the suspension WASHINGTON, Dec. (AP) Senator Gilleiie ID- order against Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity last nielli after a meetlne T uifeina 1111 ajfjauuii uawiiiiij lasi iiifiiu uitcr a mceuni; Iowa) predicted today con- with lhc Hc amiounced that bar, and MOTHER OF FOUR WHO DIED IN FIRE THANKS MANY WHO GAVE HELP "People Sure Have Been Says Mrs. Robert Clayton. ent." Extensive Sfarclt mountains here. The search had been the most extensive for a missing person in the history of Cowlitz county. Businessmen, loggers, stevedores, hoys and had joined the.hunt. Some, of ,theip had risked their jobs to remain.in the woods. Townspeople. at Kejso Imed the roads arid the ambulance drove out of the toward the hospital The girl had disappeared from a group of teen-agers cutting Christmas trees Sunday. Since then, while half, a thousand men combed the mountain. country northeast of here, Ruth had been alone and without food 'in the snow and rairi. But when found yesterday she calmly identified herself and said "Will you take me Later she told'Rescuer Charles F. Smith "I.knew I'd get out. I wasn't scared. But 1 hope no one else ever gets lost." Found Cabin "I realized I was lost about an iiour after I became separted from the rest of the Ruth said. ''I got on a long road and walked for a while. Finally I found the cabin. It was fairly dry. I found an old door that was off its hinges in the corner. I crawled in be- hind the door and didn't gel too cold." PLANE WITH 17 ON MEXICO CITY, Dec. 16 Mexican plane with 17 passengers aboard was reported four hours overdue today at Veracruz. The plane left here at a.m. CCST) for Merida by way of Vera- cruz, where it should have arrived at a.m. It last was reported near Nautla, 80 miles north Veracruz on the gulf coast, at a.m. "People sure have been won- derful to "I wish I knew how to say it better, but all I can say Is declared Mrs. Robert Clayt'on, whose four youngest children were burned to deatli Nov. 30 when the; family's home at Kalo was Destroyed by fire. .Mrs. Clayton was--referring--Ho the Ilocd of clothing rinci House- hold ".'.'goo.dsTtliat "'poured people in Webster county learned of the ;tragic fire. Their new house, located on a hill above the Kalo Brick and Tile company plant where Mr. Clayton works, is almost com- pletely furnished, .she, said, and clothing for the six older children, Mr. Clayton and herself was more adequate for their needs. The house made available for the Claytons has seven rooms and is quite a bit larger than the 'one destroyed by fire. Lonely wouldn't think "You house could be lonely with six kids in Mrs. Clayton said, "but this one is. It seems every day some- thing reminds us of those four kids and we start talking about them. You can't forget something like that. "Cathryn Joe was she said, "and as lively as they-come. She was smart, more sense than a lot of kids, twice her age. George was three. He never said much, but he had a smile that didn't need any words. Rose was just 18 months old and just learning to walk good.. She was kind of the pet of the rest "of the kids and tagged around after them. "Calvin, he was just'born in August and hadn't started to do much yet. He'd just lie there and yell." Mrs. Clayton thought back to the day of the fire. She was work- ing at the home of Mr. and Mrs.. Dona Schnurr in Olho, she said, and was in the basement washing when Mrs. Schnurr came down. She could tell' something was wrong, Mrs. Clayton said, but it wasn't until they got out in front of the Schnurr home that Mrs. Schnurr told her her home was on "Somehow, she said, felt sorrier for Mrs. Schnurr having to tell me than I did for myself Sees Fire. -When..Iheyvreached'1 Kulo, 'Mrs Clayton-sator the downstairs bed- rcoin where the children sleeping was engulfed in flames. She closccMicr eye's-a moment. "I can see it she said. After that..she said, the neigh- bors, and 'the Red Cross took over and then H seemed as if everyone wanted to help. Thc Claytons stayed for the next few days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Johnson in Fort Dodge, while an appeal went out for clothing and furnishings. Two days after the fire it was necessary to quit accepting dona- tions as offers of assistance flood- ed the Red Cross office in Fort Dodge. Mrs. H. W. Stpwe, home serv- ice chairman for Red Cross here, .said that the response was the most generous she had ever seen in her 30 years association with the organization. Contribu- tions for the family included beds, davenports, chairs, tables, a stove, washing machine, refrigerator, cooking utensils and clothing for the mother and father as well as the six surviving children rang- ing in age from six to 14 years. The Kalo Brick and Tile com- pany furnished a truck and sev- eral workmen to take the gifts to the .Claytons' new home. Large quantities of furnishings and clothing was also donated hy resi- dents in the Olho and Kalo vicini- ty and this was stored at the Otho Mercantile store until the Clay- tons were ready to use it. "People sure have been won- derful to Mrs. Clayton said again. gress would not increase taxes next session. "I also conjecture that there will strong and prob- ably successful support of ra-L I I due lion in he J. J. added. Looking ahead to the next! session, Gillette told porter foresees: 1. Little likelihood of any general revision of present farm laws. Z. Enactment of additional Hoover commission recom- mendations for governmental reorganization. 3. A long filibuster if the administration tries to pass the fair employment practices commission bill. 4. Senate passage of thc oleomargarine tax repeal bill. There is at least a possibility, ie said, that some excise taxes will be repealed. "There will be strong opposi- the, mili- programs on'the scale that they have been he said. Social Security Gillette expects attempts to ex- pand social security coverage and rates., 'This will meet determined op- position by the .economy, he said. seriously doubt .thai there will be any substantial ex- tension along these lines." The first measure to be taken up in the senate will be the oleo- margarine tax bill. Support Dairymen "My own position will be to sup- port the dairy interests as strongly as I Gillette said. But, he added: any other "facilities that can be used for violation" of the university anti-liquor rule, must go. The dean's order also said: In Community, Is Dead Funeral Services to be Tomor- j row Morning in Corpus i Christi Church. CLEAR WRECKAGE OF SIOUX CITY BLAST .ion against continuing .ary assistance and J. J. BARTON .a leader in For bodge yesrs. anri.a -be loved figure in community life died Inte yesterday afternoon. Mr. Barton had reached the ad- vanced age'of 9'4 years, bu't'only in the.last.few years didiage seem to. lake its toll.. Prior to that his stalwart' figure and his unfailing, gentlemanly .courtesy never wav- ered. Often were the' comments about the erectness of his carri- "My frank opinion is that thejuge and his continued keenness combined oleo interests will pro-iand friendliness despite liis-years. duce enough votes to secure a najority." The oleo bill has passed the onse. Gillette said ho would support Mr. Barton hart been in declin- ing health during the past few years and death came at p. in., yesterday at his residence, 1017 Second avenue north. an equal rights for women amend- Long a prominent figure in Cor- ment to the constitution, for which le has been spokesman and spon- ar. Set Short Session The lowan said he expects the lext session to be short, because t is an .election year. Efforts will ie made, he said, to pass all ap- iropriation bills by June 30, with :ongress likely to adjourn soon afterwards. For these reasons, Gillette said, pus Christi church, funeral serv- ices will be held there tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock, with burial in Corpus Christi cemetery. Lauf- ersweilcr's funeral home is in charge. Rosary Service The Knights of Columbus, an organization with which Mr. Bar- ton had been actively identified for many years, will have a rosary service at the residence this eve- ning at 8 o'clock. And at Gambling Is Hit "Thc participation in games o( chance or gambling by any student on or within the premises of any dormitory, fraternity chapter- house or rented room may be cause for dismissal from the university." "The university does not' con- done the practice of 'party-hop- ping'." (This is the practice where- by students move from one party to another during an evening.) Robert Bednasek, 24, senior psychology student, and Mils Jackson, 20, attended a winter formal dance at Sigma Phi Epsilon last Saturday night. A few hours later her body was 1'cund in a men's roomlnff house known as the "Empty Arms." Bednasek, charged with murder n connection with the girl's death, las entered a formal plea of in- locent and waived preliminary hearing. Dean Goetsch announced no reason -for the discipline against Sigma Phi Epsilon. Admits Drinkliw However, in a signed statement released earlier this week by County Attorney Jack C. White. Bednasek .said he had taken a bottle of scotch to-thc fraternity dance and. checked hVthcre. The young man.said.he. and Miss Jack- son had drinks from it during the party. Denn Ooetsch said Sigma Phi Epsilon and its members will be on probation "with respect [o con- duct for the remainder of the academic year." He added: Tlcht Lid Slapped On "The fraternity's social privil- eges are withdrawn for the re- naindor of the academic year ex- ept for such chapter functions icld in the chapter house as end iy p. m. and which have )cen approved by the house- nother and the office of student ffairs before a social func- ion is scheduled." In regard to liquor, the state- lent said the university "does not undone thc presence in student evidences or quarters ot any fa- ilitles which can be used for the 'iolatipn" of the university rule prohibiting liquor in student resi- lenccs. 'there would be great rcluclimce o'clock, the Catholic Daughters to take up measures that are cs-l America pecially controversial and influence certain large blocks of votcrs" Scnaior and Mrs. Gillette aiid' their son, Mark, sail from Jvas ptiucaled in Seneca, Wis. will conduct n similar 'he Barton home. Mr. Barton was born in Milwau- son Mr- "nti Mra- Thomas Barton. WARD TELLS OF RED ARRESTS FOR WAVING AT HIM WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 Consul, General Angus Ward and his staff were held under such York today on a two weeks holi- day cruise to Venezuela. Change Rules For Collecting Garbage in City! During his early manhood he spcntlcl.osn SMartl by Chinese commu- a number of years as a school- al Mukden for more than n tcarhcr, in rural schools in ll'at "passcrsby were even cousin and Inter was principal of. arrested for waving greetings." thc grade school in Hemscn. Iowa.; Ward, now on his way to Japan Oh June 1, 1880. Mr. Barton was married to Miss Ellen Mclvin in Rising Sun. Wis. Theirs was a long and happy marriage. Mrs. DEMOS CHALLENGE ARVEY SPRINGFIELD, iTi., Dec. democrats were faced today with a demand by former Gov. John Stelle for an open pri- inary next year and a challenge to the leadership of Jacob M. Arvcy, Cook county party chairman. Stelle, who has had many splits Thursday "lc democratic state organi- This morning 24l'.alion, declared in a statement Year ago high ...............26 j yesterday that Illinois democrats Year ago low ...14 Raromclcr Readings in Fort Dodge Thursday at 10 Today at 10 FIVE-DAY FORECAST windy and warmer today. Increasing cloudiness and warmer tonight. Saturday cloudy f and mild with rain likely in thej northwest and extreme north por- tions. Rain or snow overspreading slate Saturday or Saturday night and continuing Sunday. Gradually turning colder Sunday and Mon- day with temperatures remaining below freezing through Wednes- day. Additional snow likely Tues- day. Temperatures will average 5 to 10 degrees below the seasonal normals. Normal maximum 31, minimum 1C. Precipitation ranging from one tenth to one hllf inch. 'will question the potential in- tegrity" ot a democratic slate chosen by Arvcy. SWIFT PLANT WILL REOPEN JATURDAY SIOUX 16 Swift Co.. huge meat packing plant here, scene ot an explosion which took 18 lives will resume operations Saturday. Thc company issued an urgent call this noon for all men to re- port to their regular department! Saturday at their usual starting j times. All women employes, ex-1 cept those in thc table-ready meats and smoked meats departments, also were told to report Saturday, In a move to reduce street dc- parlmcnt expenditures, thc cilv aboard an American vessel, ra- dioed the stntc department yes- terday that for months the com- munists denied' him and his staff medical services and kept them under threat of firearms. For 30 hours after the consul- Nov. kerosene liehts. Barton dictl in 1934. Came Here In 1889 The nartons moved to Fort DodRC in 1889, where Mr. Barton a entered the insurance business, in I 22 persons were cooped fire, accident and life insurance.! his office with one council announced today that ,wast .associated with the nf D'nd withou-t cvcn ginning Jan. 1. garbage collections company jvlllta made only at ground St.tW .Honed lo-KM B-29 HITS WINDMILL, linrbage collection are limited mclnbcr of thc city civil aw, thc council said that it and in past become imuowiblo for the city nwn in ___f___ go_ to the time ami expense ot jjgr Of Commerce affairs. He look! HOSWELL N M Dec intense interest in civic mat- _A hil'a windmill and tum- uppei flouih of apartment build- lcrs as nc jn na- lo the ground in flames yes llSts multiple dwelling ijonal roix.iRll ..onlay, killing six of the U crew- addition lo the Knights of-mcn nboard. SIX CREWMEN KILLED Ttn-nrt Crewmen were seriously s walked away with cuts and of the council said Columbus, of which in- wii.- that other have found. fourth degree member and had themselves in the same prcrlica- also served us Brand knight of the mcnt with insufficient money council. Mr. nnrtnn was' jlhe job and have slopped identified with the Fnrt collections altogether. If this even- Doclpc Elks for many years. Hc! The air force bomber was com- luality is to be avoided in Fort had served ns exallcri rtilrr of the m? in tor a landing at Walker air Dodge, their announcement said. Elks, was a deputy in base where it wjis stationed, every method of cutting garbage and secretory nf the Fort Dodge' 'l sheared off the windmill which collection costs compatible with j organization 'for twenty-one years, j stood near one of thc runways, health and safety must be cm- Some years back when asked, to, ployed. -give his hobby, he stated it wns Pointing to thc increase in P. O. E. activities." bagc collections that go with the.i Preceding Mr. Barton in death! holiday season, the council urged I in addition to Mrs. Barton were] that as many perrons as porsiblo.two children. Mrs. George H.' begin bringing their garbage tojCrowl. a daughter, who died in hmslin" Wound floor levels during this! 1047. and a son. Thomas E. Barton. ltto xctcians 'vcrc O0ililin- periotl. although collections on who also passed away in 194 upper floors will-continue lo be made up to thc -Tan. 1 deadline. Today's Chuckle CITY SUBSCRIBERS Plant werken anil volunteers f'r at the tang let wreckage o( the Swift eomianr bulldint In Stoux City, temolbhel bj an explMian to natural Badles nf II victims have bttn recov-1 end. A are In aerlini .tf iniurta received In the Wait If mined hy jour rrgular carrier rail Mfssenjrr ptfice 2121 between and about Surviving children'arc James I-'.! "wl'-v- ullr i-omp.m.y was so well Barton, of Indianapolis, Ind.. "that whcn, wo ;P. Barton. Fort Dodge: Mrs. Maud 'pn-senicd arms all you could hear Gaughen, Fort Dodge: Joseph click- ;E. Barton. DCS Moincs: Mrs. "Pic-tty fair." said the other, "but Thomas B. Toohcy, Salom. Oregon, uhcn our company presented arm> and Dr. Paul M. Barton. Daven- you could hear slap, slap. Jingle." port. There arc thirteen grandi-hil-' said thc other. "What
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