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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 21, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL IJLV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Centi a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 21 1948 This Paper of Two One No 272 AP Wirephoto WHERE 17 entire 17man crew of the B29 shown above diedwhen the big plane crashed taking off from the Rapid City air force base Friday A ground crew had just finished spraying the fire with foam and 3 bodies still were in the wreckage when the picture was taken The tail assembly was the biggest portion of the wreckage Army Warns ors Military Data Believes Red Agents Seeking Information Washington from all over the country Saturday underscored army warnings that Russian intelligence agents are combing theUnited States for data essential to strategic military planning A United Press survey of chambers of commerce and busi nessmen disclosed that suspect inquires have been pouring in from overseas to industrial cen ters which would be prime targets in event of war Many of the communications were suspicious enough to war rant turning them over to the FBI or military intelligence And one chamber official said supplying the information sought would be like pinpointing important tar gets to the Russians A number of others however regarded the inquiries received as entirely innocuous Army intelligence asked the commerce department here and businessmen throughout the country to be wary of information requests from overseas no matter how harmless they seem It did so after learning that inquiries ol seemingly innocent origin but following a set pattern had been sent to more than 80 chambers ol commerce and to several score industrial concerns The bulk of these queries ask for maps information about ter rain and transportation telephone communications data and indus trial facts of many kinds Such information the army says could find its way into order of battle plans for strategic bombing sabo tage or invasion 77 Die as South Dakota Bomber Base Parents Get Sentence for Child Beating Dubuque UR Mr and Mrs La Verne Mesch were given 30 day suspended sentences Friday by District Judge Milton Glenn after pleading guilty to beating and neglecting their 2 sons Officials said the charge was filed after a hearing before Judge Glenn in which the parents were charged with whipping their 11 yearold and 13yearold sons with a cato9 tails Glenn ordered the boys placed in a childrens institution The judge said the case became known when the 13yearold boy ran away from home He was found in Galena 111 and told his story The couple have 4 other child dren Pursuit Ship Crashes in South Dakota Rapid City S Dak P51 plane believed to belong to a na tional guard unit crashed miles south of New Underwood S Dak Saturday Capt Tom Segler pub lic relations officer at the Rapid City air force base reported Segler said there was no word about the fate of the pilot or the cause of the crash He said na tional guard planes are conducting gunnery practice in the South Da kota badlands near Scenic At Sioux Falls South Dakota national guard officials said all o its planes were on the ground am that the plane possibly belonged to the Iowa national guard which has practicing gunnery in the badlands Crashes at Rapid City S Dak een men died late Friday when a 329 crashed and burned a few seconds after taking off from a 15th air force base near here At the Smoky Hill Airforce base Salina Kans Lt R W Bry ant public relations officer iden tified 4 of the victims as Lt C M Thorp Lt R K McClurg Tech Sgt R L Mason and Staff Sgt P J Cubilla Bryant said the 4 men and 3 others on the plane were members of the 22nd bomb group at Smoky Hill Bryant said all 7 were passen gers on the plane A board of officers was to open an investigation Saturday in an attempt to determine cause of the crackup the 1st fatal crash since he strategic bomber base was re activated in April 1947 Captain Thomas Siegler base jublic relations officer said the 3omber had just cleared the field when one of the left engines caught fire The engine was stop ped and the plane short of crucial akeoff power banked to the left and nosedinto a wheat field a short distance from the end of the runway Mrs Lawrence Tietz in whose field the plane came down said she saw an engine drop shortly be fore the ship plunged A deafening roar followed she said Officers and men of the base occupied by the 28th bomb wing worked into the night attempting to identify the burned bodies many charred nearly beyond rec ognition GOP Campaign to Start Sept 10 DCS Moincs Gil lilland G 1 e 11 w o o d republican state chairman says the GOP campaign will get under way in Iowa Sept 10 Gillilland told the 5th district conference here Friday that both Gov Thomas E Dewey and Gov Earl Warren would make speeches m Iowa and that Harold E Stas sen also would make a speech in the state Schedules still are being worked out he said ESCAPES PRAGUE London Jaroslav Stran 5ky former Czechoslovak minister of education arrived in London Friday night after escaping from Prague He was accompanied by his wife and daughter Westerners Disagree on KremlinTalk Moscow Meets Strike Snag as Envoys Confer Yanks Russians in Berlin Street Parley Release of Yanks Refused Russians Want Guilt Admissions Heidelberg Germany S army headquarters disclosed Fri day night that a Russian offer to return 2 Americans picked up at the soviet zone border Aug 5 had been refused because the Russians demanded admissions of guilt The officials said the Russians had produced the pair at the AmericanSoviet zone border Aug 10 and said they would free them if an American liaison officer would sign a receipt drawn by the Russians admitting that the 2 men Moscow kremlin ne gotiations on Germany have struck a snag by the temporary inability oO the 3 western powers to agree on a united front toward Russian demands it was reported Saturday Nothing was scheduled for Sat urday and a meeting with Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov appeared doubtful leading to be lief that the western envoys have been forced to seek new instruc tions from their governments be fore asking for another kremlin conference U S Ambassador Walter Bedell Smith carried out a series of in tensive consultations with British Envoy Frank Roberts and French Ambassador Yves Chataigneau Friday which stretched out on past midnight Russiancontrolled radio Ber lin said the negotiations on Ger many were about to break up The soviet controlled ADN news agency said the western powers could not reach agreement on soviet demands for a voice in the Ruhr There was a possibility that Molotov might call the envoys to the kremlin for another confer ence without awaiting a request from them for a new meeting but this was considered unlikely A week end lull seemed in prospect unless new instructions from the western capitals should arrive sud denly had 1 Entered Russian without authority territory 2 Carried a camera and took pictures of the border while in Russian territory The liaison officer refused on the ground that he was empowered only to sign a simple receipt The Americans Lt Sherman S Turner Jr of Council Bluffs Iowa and Roland M Myers of Brooklyn both members of the U S military government have not returned since to the American zone The American officer who saw Turner and Myer on Aug 10 said they were in good condition 3 Governors Review 34th Division Parade Fort Riley Kas 34th infantry divisions 7500 troops and rolling equipment passed in review Friday before the gover nors of 3 states The parade marked the end of the 2week summer field training of the national guard from Iowa and Nebraska Govs Frank Carl son of Kansas Robert D Blue of Iowa and Val Peterson of Nebr raska were present TO HEAD EAGLES Seattle Wash Watson Council Bluffs Iowa was the only man nominated Friday for grand worthy president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Wat son formerly was grand worthy vice president The formal elec tion is Saturday Phone Unions Make Plans for Strike Washington UR Telephone unions representing 423450 work ers Saturday set in motion a pro gram that could bring a nation wide strike in 60 days or less The unions voted at a meeting Friday night to set up a joint com mittee which would be authorized to set a strike date if a walkout is deemed necessary to win a 3rd round pay increase from Ameri can Telephone Telegraph com pany and affiliated Bell stystem companies One high union official said that the walkout could come with sur prising suddenness if the Associ ation of Communication Equip ment Workers CIO decided to call a strike and the other unions agreed to honor its picket lines Injured When Auto Upsets Condition of Evanoff Reported to Be Fair John Evanoff 22 610 Jackson S W was reported in fair condi tion at Mercy hospital Saturday with indeterminable injuries suf fered in an auto wreck on high way 106 4 miles west of Mason City at a m Saturday Evanoffs car apparently wen out of control a deputy sherifj said when it was passing over concrete bridge It hit the side o the bridge twice before careening into the ditch upsetting and com ing to rest 182 feet away Evanoff was taken to the hos pital by ambulance and treated for shock The extent of his in juries will not be known until after Xrays an attending physi cian said There was no one with Evanoff who was headed west at the time The car was badly damaged Red Consul to Sail for Homeland Has Passage Booked on Swedish Liner Sailing Saturday New York Consul Jeneral Jacob M Lomakin whom he state department has expelled las booked passage aboard the SwedishAmerican liner Stock iolm sailing next Saturday The steamship line said that Lomakin had made reservations for himself and his wife and 2 children It said it could not dis close when the discredited envoy had booked his passage The Stockholm plies between New York and Gothenburg Swe den No Comment Lomakin was not available for comment on his scheduled depar ture However Soviet Vice Consul Zot I Chepurnykh said he knew a couple of months ago that Lomakin planned a trip back to the soviet union although he had not known the date Meanwhile Lomakin met with a new rebuff in his efforts to Dring Russianpicked doctors into the case of Mrs Oksana Kosen kina central figure in the diplo matic dispute which touched off House Investigators Hope Peters Will Break Open Russian Espionage Case Washington UR House in vestigators hoped Saturday that the mysterious J V Peters will prove to be the witness who final ly will crack open their soviet spy inquiry Peters whose exact whereabouts are unknown has been named as the former leader of the commun ist underground in the United States The house unAmerican ac tivities committee has drawn up a subpena for him Peters Now Free is now free on 2 Killed 3 Injured in Headon Crash Army Troops Concentrate on Boundary Tense Situation Result of Police Seizures by Reds stern demand the United States for his recall Refuse Request Roosevelt hospital officials Fri day refused Lomakins request that 2 doctors he had named be allowed to examine the Russian teacher critically injured when she leaped from a 4thfloor con sulate window The hospital said the doctors were not surgeons and therefore not acceptable to enter the case When informed of this by tele phone Lomakin was quoted as re plying If you do not let our 2 doctors examine Mrs Kosenkina we will hold the hospital authorities re sponsible for the result bond awaiting a deportation hear ing He was arrested in October under a 1918 law which forbids aliens to belong to an organiza tion that seeks to overthrow the government by force and violence Immigration Commissioner Wat son Miller said he does not have the authority to produce Peters for the committee He said he can call the man only for a deporta tion hearing But Rep Richard M Nixon a committee member said that Miller intends to hold such a hearing within a week or so He made it clear that the com mittee will serve its subpena on him at that time Subpena Served If of course Peters is located before the hearing committee members said the committee subpena will be served on him without delay Peters name was first brought before the committee by Whit taker Chambers reformed com munist and a senior editor of Time magazine who identified him as prewar head of the American com munist underground Red Oak persons were killed and 3 injured in the headon collision of 2 automobiles early Saturday on highway 34 7 miles west of here Dead were Joseph W Sobbing 46 and his son Ivan Albert Sob bing 21 both of Emerson Sheriff George Christenson said the Sobbing car was attempting to pass a stock truck and did not make it back into its own lane in time The Sobbing automobile and one driven by Edwin C Andrews Jr 22 of Corning Iowa collided headon the sheriff said The injured none critically are Andrews who was alone in his car and 2 hitchhikers riding with the Sobbings They are Mrs Letha Stiff 21 of Farmington 111 and Richard Basile 18 New Castle Pa Man Killed When Auto Leaves Road Ccnterville Joseph J Frankel prominent businessman here for many years was killed outright at p m Friday night when his auto went out of control on wet paving here Frankel was a partner in the DRIVER HURT IN Evanoff 22 610 Jackson S W was riding alone in this auto when it apparently went out of control and landed in the ditch 182 feet from a concrete bridge it struck Evanoff was taken to Mercy hospital where he is reported in fair condition The car was badly damaged GrinspanFrankel store here from 1905 to 1910 and since 1910 had operated the Frankel store here There also was a branch of the store in Ottumwa for several years Authorities said Frankel driv ing alone had entered the city on highway No 60 when the car went out of control at the north edge of the city veered across the yard of the William Stuart home and crashed into a tree There was a nail in a rear tire and this condition apparently com bined with the wet pavement to send the car out of control auth orities reported Frankel long was prominent in Centerville public service enter prises His late wife Minnie was fatally injured in a 1936 auto col lision in which 4 persons met death A daughter Helene Feldman of Philadelphia survives him Weekend Talks on Wage Dispute Slated at HarvesterPlant Chicago United Auto Workers and International Har vester company officials sched uled weekend negotiations Sat urday but officers of the firm said they had little hope for settling a strike by 24000 UAW employes Officials said that none of the big problems in the dispute had been discussed The strike began last Tuesday Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cooler Sat urday night Sunday partly cloudy and moderately warm Low Saturday night 55 to 60 High Sunday 80 to 85 Iowa Clearing and cooler Satur day night Sunday generally fair with little change in tempera ture Low Saturday night 60 65 Minnesota Fair Saturday night cooler east portion partly cloudy Sunday with little change n temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 94 Minimum 64 At 8 a m Saturday 74 YEAR AGO Maximum 84 Minimum 70 Reject Bid From Israel Britain Disapproves Admission to UN Lake Success A British spokesman said Saturday his gov ernment can not approve Israels admission to the United Nations under present conditions His comment followed an appeal from the new Jewish state to the 11 members of the security coun cil for votes In sending the mem orandum to the council Israeli delegate Aubrey S Eban ex plained that a formal membership application will be filed probably at the opening of the general assembly in Paris Sept 21 The British spokesman said the situation is too obscure in Pales tine now for London either to rec ognize Israel or vote for admitting the new nation to the U N He added that unless the situation clarifies considerably between now and the time of the voting Britain can not cast an affirma tive ballot Rites Set for Crash Victim 5YearOld Grafton Boy Killed in Upset Osage Funeral services for David Pahl 5 who was killed in an automobile upset east of Graf ton Friday will be held Monday at p m at the home and at 2 p m at St Johns Lutheran church the Rev Frederick Ide pastor officiating Burial will be in the church cemetery The lad was instantly killed when the car in which he was riding with his father George Pahl and younger sister Dorinda overturned when it struck loose gravel Coroner Roy Whitley of Mitchell county said death was due to a skull fracture and crushed chest The car went into the ditch and the boy was caught underit The father crawled through the wind shield He received only minor bruises and cuts The sister was not injured Surviving are the father and mother the former Dorothy Pagel of St Ansgar sister Dorinda in Berlin Russian officers told American officials Saturday night they would keep armed so viet troops concentrated in uneasy central Berlin as long as the United States keeps its military po lice there The Russians made the state ment during a 10minute street conference on the civil war be tween Berlins rival police forces Russian soldiers kidnaped 4 more western sector German po licemen earlier Saturday 2 with violence The conference took place just off Potsdamer Platz the huge in ternational crossroads which now resembles an armed camp The British have erected barbed wire along their sector boundary Russians British and Americans have reinforced their patrols A Russian jeep with 2 senior lieutenants rolled up to where the U S deputy provost marshal Lt Col E R Kelly was standing and behind them was a jeep loaded with Russian tommygunners Ask Cooperation The Russians began by asking for cooperation between soviet and western controlled police to clear out German crowds gather ing along the sidewalks of the American sector Kelly told re porters Kelly said he responded No If there is any action to be taken it will be done by the Amer icans without soviet assistance As long as they commit no offenses we will take no action fant brother grandparents Norman Mr and and the Mrs Ed Pahl Grafton and Mr and Mrs Henry Pagel St Ansgar The mountain bluebird is the Idaho state bird SAME Black flat means traffic death In put 21 hours Man Dies in Burning Truck Bus Also Catches Fire After Crash Muscatine man identi fied as Gerald Stephen Potgeter 21 of Hudsonville Mich driver of a refrigerator truck burned to death early Saturday on highway 6 east of Wilton when the truck he was driving was in collision with the rear end of a Greyhound bus The truck burst into flames aft er the collision and it was several hours before his charred body could be removed None of the passengers on the bus suffered serious injuries offi cials of the company said An other bus picked them up and all were able to continue eastward Potgeters body was removed to a Wilton funeral home Air Force Scientists Will Investigate Fires on Farm Macomb 111 U S air I force sent its scientists here Satpowerful high frequency or ex urday to find out what is raising the blazes on Charley Willeys farm Lewis C Gust chief technician at Wright Field Ohio said the scientists would try to check whether radio waves or radioac tivity touched off the mysterious fires which have burned down the farmhouse and 2 barns But Willey wasnt much inter ested He packed his belongings and fled after his 2nd barn burned down Friday The 67 year old farmer and his family couldnt keep up with the tiny fires which first appeared as brown spots on the wallpaper then burst into flame His farmhouse and 2 barns have burned down within the last 2 weeks Suspect Sabotage Gust intimated that the scien tists would check whether some one was rying out a new form of sabotage Ho said scientists believe that tremely short radio waves could touch off fires For example ra dar waves set off photographic flash bulbs in planes in fligfct A Chicago scientist agreed that radioactivity or radio waves might cause such disturbances but said it was highly unlikely because there had been no other reaction in the area Lot of Hokum Another physicist said the whole idea was a lot of hokum And he didnt think even solar disturb ances could produce the fires Most of Willeys neighbors were convinced the sun or its heat had something to do with the fires They pointed out that the blazes occurred on days when the sun shone brightly The National Fire Underwriters laboratory said it tested samples the wallpaper and found no ma terial Ihiit could have set the fires However the laboratory said that did not mean parts of the wallpaper were not contaminated Government Gets Injunction Against AFL Dock Workers New York The federal gov ernment Saturday obtained a temporary injunction barring a strike of 45000 east coast dock workers set for midnight Satur day night Federal Judge Harold R Medina issued the injunction against the International Longs h or e mens association It will be ef fective until Aug 31 Rubber Workers Vote for Strike in Des Moines Des Moines George D Palmer president of local 164 of the United Rubber Workers CIO Saturday announced workers at the Armstrong Rubber Co had voted 432 to 14 in favor of a strike One blank ballot was cast in tha strike vote taken Friday night Palmer said A total of 447 out of 609 union members voted he said No strike date has been Palmer said as negotiations still are goingon with the company Operations Normal at Morreli Plant OUumwa con tinued on a normal basis at the Mprrell Packing plant Saturday between the com pany and the CIO Packinghouse union for a new contract still were in progress Neither side had any prospect of early agreement   

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