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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 31, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION uimf VOL LJV Associated Prea and United Press fuU Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 31 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No 253 REMINGTON AT NEWS W Remington left Com merce Department official talks to newsmen at a conference Friday night Remington said flatly that allegations of Elizabeth Bentley before a senate committee Friday were untrue Miss Bentley who said she became a Russian spy told the committee a story of collecting wartime militaiy information from Remington Krupp Gets 12 Year Term Convicted on 2 War Crime Counts Nuernberg Germany fried Krupp von Bohlen Und Halbach was convicted on 2 war crimes counts and sentenced Sat urday to 12 years in prison Krupp 41 year old heir to the Krupp munitions works was con victed of exploiting slave labor and plundering nazi occupied lands The U S military court convicted 10 other Krupp direc tors on the slave labor count 5 of them on the plunder count and acquitted 1 of the 12 defendants Judge H C Henderson of Jameson Tenn who presided over the 3man court sentenced the other 10 convicted directors to terms ranging from 12 years to 2 years and 10 months Plan Meet on Univis Strikers Company Heads to Confer Dayton Ohio union ists have agreed to meet with Gov Thomas J Herbert and company 51 officials Sunday in an attempt to g iron out the difficulties which have resulted in violence at the Univis Lens company plant during a back to work movement Union officials and company heads agreed Saturday to meet here Sunday afternoon in city commission chambers and invited Gov Thomas J Herbert to attend The governor who had threat ened to call out national guards men to maintain order after 5 days of strife at the plant gates agreed to attend Gov Herbert Friday agreed to attend a of company and union officials Monday after noon but both company and union agreed Saturday to advance the meeting to Sundaj EC A Tel Is of Plan to Open Trade Logjam Washington plan officials announced Friday a new system for breaking a European trade logjam with a lever of 1 American dollars J Paul G Hoffman economic co operation administrator called it a milestone in real cooperation among the European countries for economic recovery Hoffman just back from Paris said the 16 EGA countries and the U S had agreed to start the new plan Oct 1 It will work this way The U S will supply dollars to European countries which sell more goods to other countries than those countries buy from them Belgium for instance sells more to France than France sells to Bel gium The result is that France runs short of Belgian money and cant buy all the Belgian goods it wants Under the new system after Belgium gets U S dollars it will make Belgian francs available to France so that the French can buy from Belgium In this way currency clearance handled through the bank for in ternational settlement in Switzer land should be rescued from the paralysis that has gripped it for j about 2 years Iowa Democrats Favor 50 Per Cent Sales Tax Cut Des Moines demo crats were on record Saturday as favoring a 50 per cent cut in the state sales tax and outright re peal of the 1947 county assessor law Both proposals were part of a 20plank platform adopted Friday by the partys state convention The platform pledged the cut in the sales tax without any reduction in state allotments for homestead tax credits which have been paid out of sales tax collections The convention also reelected all but 2 of the 16 members of the state central committee In 2 dis tricts incumbent members retired The committee then reelected Jake More Harlan chairman and Mrs Benona Young Bloomfield vice chairman No Liquor Indorsement The platform did not include an indorsement of liquorbythe drink Other planks said the democrats would Not permit any new state taxes and would use the surplus from income tax funds for replacement of school taxes on general prop erty Lower Age Limit Lower the eligibility age for old age pensions from 65 to 60 Study and analyze the labor employer problem on a sound and fundamental basis The plank made no reference to the Tatt Hartley act or the anticlosed shop laws passed by the 1947 legisla ture Provide all necessary facilities and personnel for state board of control institutions Appropriate larger state aid for public schools The convention also named 10 presidential electors and urged adoption of the soldiers bonus law to be voted on in November LUPINO TO Santa Monica Cal Star Ida Lupino 30 said Saturday would be married to Collier Young 39 year old studio execu tive on Thursday at La Jolla Cal Deadline on Insurance for Veterans Washington veterans administration warned exserv icemen Saturday that midnight Saturday is the deadline for some 8000000 World war II veterans to reinstate their GI life insurance without physical examinations Officials said there was every reason to believe that thousands of veterans would be unable to pass the required physical check up if they permit the deadline to slip by They said workers will be on duty all day at the 83 VA branch and regional offices and at most subregional offices to accept re instatement applications Two monthly premiums must accom pany the applications Applications also may be mailed directly to the veterans adminis tration if they are postmarked not later than midnight Cedar Fails Youth Gets Scholarship at University of Chicago Chicago Noble De Foldessy Fisher Cedar Falls was one of 175 students throughout the nation awarded scholarships to the college of the University of Chi cago Chancellor Robert M Hutch ins announced Saturday Fisher who has completed his Junior year at the Cedar Falls high school received a honor entrance scholarship He will enter the 2ndyear of the col lege and should receive his bachelors degree after 3 years of study Radio Time to Democrats Get Air Use for Evening Hours By THE UNITED PRESS The democratic national com mittee revealed Saturday that the National Broadcasting company has agreed to give the administra tion another chance to tell the people what it thinks about the republicans It said the network had offered democratic spokesmen free time during the popular evening listen ing hours to answer republicans who have been broadcasting bitter denunciations of President Tru mans antiinflation proposals The GOP had obtained radio time on the grounds that the net work had broadcast Mr Trumans original speech before the joint session of congress last Tuesdaj The democratic national com mittee protested that Mr Trumans talk came shortly after noon when most of the listening public was at work They demanded some night time hours too The national committee said that the American Broadcasting company which also gave free time to the republicans hasnt made any new offer to the demo crats 2 Sentenced in District Court 1 Stole Cattle Other Chickens From Farms Charles City Two men were sentenced by Judge T A Beard more in district court Saturday one to prison and one to the coun ty jail for thefts of cattle and chickens Lester E Anderson 38 of Wa terloo pleaded guilty to the theft of cattle from the B B Blunt pas ture near Charles City July 9 and was given an indeterminate sen tence of 5 years at Fort Madison Anderson admitted taking the cattle to Hormels at Austin Minn where he made arrange ments to sell them but Sheriff B F Atherton interrupted the deal Claire LeRoy Arhart 17 of Marble Rock was sentenced to a year in jail for the theft of 126 chickens at Marble Rock After Arhart has served 6 months he is to be paroled for the remaining 6 months to Sheriff Atherton The young man stole chickens from several farmers over a period of several months Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair skies and moder ate temperatures Sunday Clear and cool Saturday night Low Saturday night 53 high Sunday near 82 Iowa Fair Saturday night becom ing partly cloudy Sunday with scattered showers likely south west portion Sunday afternoon or night Low Saturday night 5864 Minnesota Fair and cool Saturday night Sunny with moderate temperatures Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 81 Minimum f2 At 8 a m Saturday 70 YEAR AGO Maximum 89 Minimum 55 Republicans Object to Tax Proposal Say Truman Program Would Mean Doubled Drain on Incomes Washington IP Republicans injected income taxes into the bit ter cost of living debate Saturday saying President Trumans special session program would mean doubled tax payments Congress itself took a weekend siesta irom its heated disputes over whos to blame for high prices and what to do about them and the poll tax controversy Sen ator Taft ROhio said maybe it will go home for good a week from Saturday GOP leaders meanwhile sched uled strategy ing talks with Gov Thomas E Deweys campaign manager which may bring a decision on how far the republicans will go toward meeting Mr Trumans de mands for antiinflation powers New Restraints New restraints on bank credit and installment buying appeared likely limits to what the republi cans may concede But the GOP answer was still no to the presi dents request for some price and wage controls revived rationing and a long range housing bill Republican opposition was pointed up anew Friday night by House Speaker Mariia Mass who told a radio audience This congress will never rub berstamp leftwing schemes for more spending and more govern ment control of everything in America Martin said that if all Mr Tru mans program were enacted it would mean doubling the income taxes That he said would sink Interrupts Talks Taft who heads the GOP policy committee interrupted the edu cation campaign the southern democrats are conducting against antipoll tax bill to lash out at Mr Trumans antiinflation plan He said in effect that Mr Tru man is only fooling and doesnt want costs to come down at all be cause it might cost him votes with the farmers and workers But Senator Barkley of Ken tucky the democratic vice presi dential candidate said Mr Tru man should be praised for trying to take the inflation issue out of the campaign If the president felt in all sin cerity that congress ought to take these matters out of the realm of political controversy by enacting legislation he is to be commended for making that sincere effort rather than allowing things to drift along until they got worse in order that we might have a campaign issue Barkley said Officials Named in Soviet Spy Inquiry v Former Des Moines Man Named to Post in Methodist Church Chicago G Ben nett of Chicago has been named executive secretary of the general board of lay activities of the Methodist church Bennett who has been an as sociate secretary was chosen at the boards annual meeting Fri day night He succeeds Dr George L Morelock Bennett is retired former vicepresi dent of Drake university in DCS Moines Envoys From West Confer With Zorin Meet With Communist Called Preliminary Step to End Crisis Washington The United States Britain and France have taken in Moscow a preliminary step toward renewing their de mand for an end to the Berlin crisis Disclosing this the state depart ment said Saturday that the American and French ambassa dors and British representatives had called separately on Deputy Foreign Minister Valerian A Zor in at the soviet foreign office Fri day night Orders The western envoys are armed with new instructions to seek a settlement at Berlin and leave open a way for general negotia tions with Russia The western allies previously had been told that Foreign Min ister Molotov was on vacation They were referred to Zorin as the next ranking official No Demands From Saturdays announcement it is evident that they did not take up with Zorin the western powers demands or discuss any major business What they did do was not disclosed here but the state department described it as a pre liminary step McDermott declared that he could not say what was the nature of the preliminary step nor what it is were asking for Russia Offers Electricity to West Berlin Industries Ford Announces Car Price Boost Detroit Ford Motor company plans to increase its pas senger car prices within a few days it was learned Saturday The amount of the boost is not determined General Motors Corp raised prices on its passenger cars by 8 per cent a week ago The company recently granted its 116000 CIO production work ers a 13cent an hour wage in crease Ford raised prices about 9 per cent last June 7 when it intro duced the new models The last previous price boost was Aug 24 1917 Berlin offered the lure of electric power and raw materials to the blockade strang led German industry in western Berlin Saturday in exchange for cooperation with the Soviets The offer was made by the sov iet operated Trade Company of Greater Berlin and announced through the soviet licensed ADN news agency The agency said the soviet com pany would assure necessary sup plies to industry in the American British and French sectors of Ber lin including electric power if they would throw in their lot with the Soviets Markets Found Assurance also was given that markets for products would be found in the soviet zone of Ger many and other Russian con trolled areas The war of nerves in Berlin was kept going by Maj Gen Al exander Kotikov the soviet com mandant Kotikov warned anti communist Mayor Frau Louise Schroeder that she would have to answer for her alleged respon sibility in helping to move police headquarters out of Russian hands Move to U S Zone The Berlin city police under Police President Johannes Stumm moved into the American sector earlier this week lo escape the communist control exercised by Russian troops and Russian con trolled German police High ranking American officers in Munich meanwhile disclosed that Americas best air power in Germany has been on the alert for the past few days prepared for any eventuality The AngloAmerican airlift climbed steadily in its delivery of freight tonnage to Berlin In the 24 hours ending Friday night the planes flew 571 flights carry ing 3189 tons Truman Dewey Join n Calling Airfield Peace Hope Symbol New York Tru man and Gov Thomas E Dewey united Saturday in calling the gi gantic New York International airport a symbol of Americas faith in lasting peace The meeting of the rival can didates for president on the same speakers platform highlighted the dedication of the 5000 acre land ing field and preceded the might iest air parade of the United States aii strength in peacetime Long before Mr Truman and Dewey spoke spectators expected to number 100000 before the day was over streamed into the huge field on the shores of Jamaica bay Eight hundred police guarded the area In the spectator stands were members of the cabinet and rep resentatives of 30 foreign nations Bronk to Head John Hopkins University Baltimore Md Det lev W Bronk worldfamed physi cist and chairman of the national research council will become pres ident of Johns Hopkins university next Jan 1 He will succeed Dr Isaiah Bow man noted geographer who said last March that he wanted to re tire at the end of the year Urges Phone Workers to Fight for Pay Rise Washington Presi dent Philip Murray Saturday urged the telephone workers or ganizing committee to use every means at its disposal to win a 3round wage increase in the telephone industry He pledged his own and CIO support to overcome the stub born and unwarranted refusal oi the American Telephone Tele graph Co to meet it moral re sponsibilities to its employes by granting them wage increases which will permit them to main tain a decent American standard of living Murray stated his position in a letter to the executive board o the organizing committee as it opened a 2day meeting Says Purges Mean Soviet Prepares War Washington Nagy former Hungarian premier said Saturday that communist purges of noncommunist leaders in east ern Europe mean that soviet Rus sia is preparing its satellites for a possible war with the west Its obvious that the Soviet Union is getting ready for a for eign policy for which it is impera tive xthat all of the leading politi cal positions in the eastern Eur opean countries be in the hands of tried and true communists Nagy said in an interview He said that soviet moves dur ing the past year indicated a growing tendency of aggressive ness toward the west He said Rus sia is mustering all the force it can get from its eastern satellites and all of the support it can ob tain from communist parties of western Europe Suspected of Giving Secret Information i Elizabeth Bentley Confessed Red Spy Gives Testimony Washington Currie one time aide to the late President Roosevelt and Harry Dexter White former assistant secretary of the treasury were named by exsoviet agent Eliza beth T Bentley Saturday as 2 from whom the Russians got secret wartime information In a sensationstudded congres sional hearing Miss Bentley tick ed off one name after another of government officials she said wece sources of political and mili tary information gathered by the soviet spy ring she was in Her testimony was under oath to the house unAmerican aciiv ies committee which picked up vhere a senate group left off nriday in hearing the blonde Vas ar graduates story Startled com nittee members said they would ask for a special grand jury to ook into the question of whether here should be prosecutions Miss Bentley Swore Currie was not a communist ut lie gave us some informa ion he had inside on govern ment policies It was through Currie she said that information Scarsdale N Y urrie said Saturday that to his cnowledge he never knew nor as sociated with a communist agent Currie onetime aide to the late President Roosevelt was described at a congressional hearing Satur day by exSoviet Agent Elizabeth T Bentley as the source through which information reached the Russians that the United States was about to break the soviet code Currie said My work never brought mein contact with mili tary codes and said he did not pass information about them to anybody Sports Bulletin London Cocliran Sat urday charged to victory in the 400meter low hurdles setting a nciv record of 511 seconds in the Olympic games i A GIobeGnzcttc Photo fire of undetermined origin swept through the main barn on a 330 acre farm owned by Hanford MacNider and rented by Joe Cahill located on the river road just south of highway 18s Taylor bridge Saturday morning totally de stroying all but the stone foundation and the silo of the structure Mrs Cahill first ob served the blaze as she was going to the milk house at approximately at which time she called the Mason City fire department Firemen drew water from the nearby Winnebago river to combat the flames and prevent high winds from spreading the fire to other nearby buildings Fire Chief James E Kelley reported that a bull the only ani mal m the barn at the outbreak of the fire was rescued by firemen who broke down the barn door Bales of hay contained in the barn and a mechanical milker were de stroyed by the blaze SpiMville Man Dies in Crash 3 Decorah Men Are in Hospital Bernatz 3 Spillville feed dealer was in stantly killed and 3 Decorah men were in a Decorah hospital Satur day following an automobile col lision 2 miles north of Spillville at p m Friday Bernatz who associated with his father Fred Bernatz in the feed business at Spillville had just delivered feed to the Stanley Phillips farm and was on his way home when the headoncrash oc curred about 150 feet from the Phillips driyewaj Driver of the other car was Harley Joszenger and with him were Herbert Ford and Roger Halse all of the Decorah vicinity Officers were of the opinion that Bernatz was blinded by the lights of another vehicle The extent of the injuries of the 3 Decorah men had not been fully determined Saturday morning bu it is believed they were serious Bernatz leaves the widow ant 3 children 2 sons and a daughter Accident injuries Fatal to Waterloo Pedestrian Waterloo Alvin Wil liams 51 Waterloo who was crit ically injured Wednesday nigh after he was struck by a taxicab as he walked on highway 20 abou 3 miles west of Cedar Falls died Friday morning in a Cedar Fall hospital He suffered a fractured skui and double compound fractun of both legs in the accident and never regained consciousness SAME TVhlU fUr meant no death In put lit hears reached the Russians that the United States was about to break the soviet code means learn to decipher This would have permitted the United States to read secret Russian dis patches to the soviet embassy here Code breaking was pna of the greatest of wartime secrets White was a member of what she called the Silvermaster group and gave information to Mr Silvermaster which was re layed 011 to me and eventually to the Russians She said she referred to N Gregory Silvermaster and called him a communist and Russian se cret police agent who worked for the farm security administration at that time He is no longer with the government Question Remington While Miss Bentley was testify ing to the house committee sen ate investigators were question ing William W Remington com merce department official Miss Bentley told the senators Friday that Remington was a ave her secret American plane communist and information on production during the war Remington under oath told the senators he would have left the government long ago except for a firm conviction in my inno Remington Explains How He Got Government Jobs Washington Wal ter Remington youthful govern ment official questioned by sena tors Saturday about his associa tion with a onetime communist agent explained how he gets a government job Chainnan Ferguson RMich of the senate inquiry wanted to know how Remington got various jobs In the past I called up a friend and said I turned down the last job you offered but Im interested and available now Remington said it always had worked and he now holds the top professional rating in government service TO BAPTIST POSTS Iowa Falls of the Iowa Baptist assembly were re elected Thursday They include the Rev W R Yard of Iowa Falls president the Rev Clark M Crowell of Iowa Falls vice presi dent Mrs W E Schultz of Boone secretary Miss Edda Mason of Iowa Falls treasurer the Rev Victor O Wik of Des Moines dean   

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