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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 29, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS HOME COITION VOL UV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 29 1948 This Paper Consists ot Two One No 308 AP Wirephoto THE GUESTS WERE empty seats look bad on President Trumans plat form in Oklahoma City but they dont mean a thing politically Late on arrival the president was raced to the state fairgrounds at nearly 60 miles an the welcoming party trailing far behind Ladies and gentlemen distinguished theyll be along he interjected raising a big laugh Husband of Mason City Woman Dies Des Moines Parker Hession 28 of Des Moines died at a hospi tal here Tuesday night of injuries received in a truckauto collision Friday night The accident oc curred on highway 6 east of Wau kee Hession was the husband of the former Nancy Halsor daughter of Mr and Mrs A M Halsor of 11 Rock Glen Mason City Mrs Hession was sales promo tion manager of station KGLO in Mason City for 2 years later be came assistant to the manager of station WTAD at Quincy and more recently served as traffic mana ger of station KOIA in Des Moines Funeral services will be held at a m Thursday at the Mcllhof funeral home at Des Moines Bur ial will be at Des Moines Truman Challenges GOP to Show Proof of Red Threats Last Witness Is Examined Rath Trial Soon to Be in Hands of Jury Waterloo Lasley the last scheduled defense wit ness continued his testimony Wednesday as the Wilbert War ren riot conspiracy trial neared its conclusion After rebuttal testimony and the state and defense summaries the case was expected to reach the jury sometime Thursday Lasley former chief steward of the CIO Packinghouse Union at the Rath plant here testified Wednesday that prosecution wit nesses had misinterpreted his re marks when they quoted him as saying a court injunction didnt mean a damn thing Lasley told the jury he only said that a court injunction served on the union at 3 p m May 19 shortly before the Rath riot didnt mean anything to him until it was explained He said he went to Sheriff H T Wagners office to inquire about the injunction and to raise bonds for 2 CIOUPWA members who had been arrested He said he sought to get the injunction modi fied to remove a ban it placed upon union use of a loudspeaker at the plant entrance Lasley said he told the sheriff the speaker was needed to con trol the crowd As he was leaving Lasley continued the sheriff said he had just received word the crowd was getting out of hand and he urged Lasley to do all he could to restore order FARMERS MEET Des Moines 300 and 400 persons were expected to attend the annual convention of the Iowa Farmers Union opening here Wednesday afternoon Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday Lit tle change in temperature Low Wednesday night 45 to 50 High Thursday 74 Iowa Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday Little change in temperature Low Wednesday night 4550 Minnesota Partly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday Copier north and west central portions Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 77 Minimum 41 At 8 a m Wednesday 53 YEAR AGO Maximum 7 Minimum 45 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Truman challenged the republicans Tuesday night to furnish real evidence instead of speeches on communist dan gers in this country On a different theme Gov Thomas E Dewey served notice that there will be no compromise of American principles and unity in the dispute with Russia over Berlin Mr Truman striking back at GOP attacks on his administra tions handling of subversive ac tivities charged in an Oklahoma City campaign address that as the unwitting ally of commun ists ihe republican party has hurt national security Want GOP Victory The president added that the communists Want the republicans to win the November elections because they think confusion and strife will follow Utterly ridiculous retorted republican Senator Ferguson oi Michigan who heads an investi gating committee looking into the governments loyalty program Ferguson said it is his party that has been leading the fight against communism in America The New York governor laid heavy stress on world affairs in his speeches Tuesday in Spokane Wash and Missoula Mont Shoulder to Shoulder As a united people he said we stand shoulder to shoulder with American representatives at the United Nations meeting in Paris laboring mightily against great odds to bring about a peace ful settlement even at this late hour Mr Truman told his Oklahoma listeners that this country is strong enough to resist and over come all the forces of commun ism But he said republicans ought to realize that their reckless tac tics are not helping national se curity they are hurting national security He declared GOP con gressional spy investigators have impaired our nations atomic en ergy program by their intemper ate and unjustifiedattacks on our atomic scientists Gives Answer on Atom Inquiry Justice Department Raps House Group Washington justice department told the house un American activities committee Wednesday that it will not in stitute prosecutions to justify pub licity seekers The committee in a preliminary report of its atomic espionage in vestigations had demanded Mon day that the justice department undertake immediately the prose cution of 4 persons accused of tampering with atomic secrets In a statement the departmenl accused the committee of indulg ing in political gymnastics It said the committees report together with excerpts of testi mony by some witnesses does nol offer evidence necessary to prose cute The committee headed by Rep J Parnell Thomas RN had said the 4 persons should be pros ecuted on charges of conspiring to hand over atomic secrets to soviet agents 4 TAKE EXAMS Allison Examinations were conducted by Mrs S B Dailey a the city hall for postmaster a Kesley Four persons who took the examination were Mrs Florence M Uhlenhopp Mrs Jeanette Men nen Mrs Doris Greiger and John Greiger all of Kesley Sheriff Atherton Testifies in Murder Trial of Burns Bars Unions From Atom Plant Jobs 2 CIO Groups Officials Refuse Communism Stand Washington govern nent Wednesday barred its A 3omb plants to unions whose offi cers refuse to disavow commun sm This the heels of congressional charges that a net work of soviet spy rings tried dur ng the war to feed atomic secrets to from a double barreled atomic energy commission order It a posted keep out signs for 2 specific CIO unions and b opened the way for official rec ognition of others only if they can qualify for certification by the na tional labor relations board Except at Oak Hidge union ac ivity in all atomic plants has been sharply curtailed since the Abomb project was launched But a num 3er of unions have been active in he hope that these curbs would be eased Wednesdays new policy de cision however ruled out any hope of those whose officers have failed to submit noncommunist oaths These are required by the TaftHartley act for NLRB cer tification The unions singled out in the commission announcement are the CIO United Electrical workers and the CIO United Public workers Powers File Protest on Action of Soviet Not Guilty Plea Entered by Mitchum Los Angeles Handsome Robert Mitchum and 2 of his co defendants pleaded innocent Wednesday to narcotics charges after his attorney failed in an at tempt to have the indictment dis missed on a legal technicality Jerry Giesler noted criminal lawyer representing Mitchum asked dismissal with the argument that a portion of the indictment is not in the English language and is therefore unconstitutional He referred to the section which charged the defendants with pos session and conspiracy to possess flowering tops and leaves of In dian hemp cannabis Superior Judge Thomas L Am brose overruled the demurrer and ordered the defendants to plead All 4 are at liberty on bail each Blames U S for Split of Germany Spokesmen for Red Bloc Answer West in UN Speeches Paris Delegate Dimitri Manuilsky accused the United States Wednesday of split ting Germany and Europe in 2 in order to enslave them more easily Manuilsky one of the original Bolshevik revolutionaries fol lowed Yugoslav Delegate Eduard Kardelj to the rostrum in the final day of general debate in the United Nations general assembly Supports Soviet Kardelj in a speech that fer vently supported soviet policy de spite his excommunication by the cominform accused the west of tiying to wreck the United Na tions The unrelenting soviet satellite attack came only a few hours be fore the western powers were scheduled to place their formal complaint against Russias Berlin blockade before the security council Attacks Bevin Manuilsky in his address also attacked British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin accusing him of rattling an atomic arm at the soviet union from this rostrum Kardelj chief aide to Marshal Tito hewed strictly to the soviet line of attacking the west and ap pealed to the United Nations gen erally assembly for adoption of Russias proposal for a onethird cut in big 5 armaments Robbers Waive Preliminary Hearing State Files Charge Charles witness on the stand in the Orin Lee Burns murder trial here Wednesday was Sheriff B F Atherton who testi fied concerning a statement signed by Burns in the Cerro Gordo county sheriffs office on the day following the murder of Charles Gallup 60 Nora Springs farmer July 18 The sheriff said he asked Burns if he had hit Gallup and Burns replied I hit him with my left fist and knocked him down Sheriff Atherton said he also asked Burns if he was intoxicated and Burns said No but we were all feeling good John Leslie Reams a neighbor of the Gallups testified he heard Gallups voice on the night of the murder say Get the hell out oE here Im on my own ground Reams said that when the car backed out of the driveway he heard someone say Dont turn on the lights till we get out of here Gallup on Ground The witness also testified that when the car left he went to the Gallup driveway and saw Gallup on the ground He did not see him hit Robert Garlock 19 who was with the party of 6 in the car which drove into the Gallup driveway testified that he is a mechanic in the garage of Arthur Ubben of Thornton who was also in the car Garlock was driving the car when it entered the driveway which he said looked like a coun try road Garlock said he saw Gal lup walking rapidly from the house saw him stoop down but did not know whether he picked up anything Garlock was still on the stand when the court adjourned for the noon recess Defendants Testify The state had called 3 witnesses before court adjourned at 5 p m Tuesday They were 3 of the 5 men who were with Burns on the night of the murder All of them are to be tried on a murder charge The 3 to testify Tuesday were Harold Riekens 31 Johnny Just 21 and Kenneth McClemons 19 all of Sheffield All 3 of the men on the stand Tuesday testified they had driven into the Gallup driveway to use it as a toilet and each said Gallup came from the house using profane language saying Get the hell off my property Riekens said he saw Gallup pick up rocks as he came towards the car and that he got back into the car when he saw Gallup make a motion as if to throw a rock He said he saw Gallup fall in front of the car but Burns strike him denied seeing Just testified Gallup had some rocks in his hands but he did not see Burns strike Gallup nor did he see Gallup fall He said that after Burns got back into the car Burns said I hit him Saw Gallup Struck McClemons said he saw Burns strike Gallup with his fist on the right temple just after Gallup with a rock in his upraised right hand had told Burns to get out On crossexamination McClem ons said he saw Gallup pick up and throw rocks and that a rock thrown by Gallups young son LeRoy struck the left front door of the car 20 Witnesses for Spy Probe Thomas Says Sessions to Be Held in Secret Washington house unAmerican activities committee Wednesday lined up 20 new wit nesses for its atomic spy investi gation Chairman J Parnell Thomas RN J said the inquiry will last for several weeks He stressed that all hearings will be held in secret session The committee also authorized a subcommittee to hold hearings in Milwaukee Wis on Friday and Saturday Rep Richard B Vail RI11 will preside and will be assisted by 3 staff officials Thomas refused to name the witnesses who wiE appear before the committee in the next few weeks He indicated however that he may put out brief sum maries after they testify Meanwhile staff officials were preparing evidence which they believe justifies a perjury indict ment against a man accused of associating with a notorious sov iet spy The letter written by the man go to the justice department Says Strike Is Causing Oil Shortage Saa Francisco A Knight president of the CIO United Oil Workers claimed Wednesday that the unions strike against California oil firms has cut production much more than reported by the industry He said that oil companies were grossly exaggerating reports of gasoline production On a personal tour of California he said he found much evidence of a defi nite scarcity Knight spoke Tuesday night be fore a public meeting in Rich mond He told an audience of 2000 that there was no back to work movement among CIO work ers Tuesday Standard Oil and un ion leaders agreed to resume ne gotiations in Richmond next week Meetings continued in southern California for an agreement cov ering that part of the state Dominy Mr and Mrs E J Schneider and Bob attended an Aberdeen Angus sale at Marshalltown Monday Hampton Bernard Delbert Morgan 26 Hampton and Robert Franklin Safford 23 Mason City waived preliminary hearing be fore Justice of the Peace George D Patterson here Wednesday aft einoon and were bound over to the grand jury on state charges of bank robbery Bond for each was set for 000 and the 2 mens attorneys Ralph Stewart of Hampton for Morgan and M L Mason of Ma son City for Safford indicated bond would not be furnished Handcuffed The 2 men were brought in by Sheriff Charles V Nolte of Frank lin county They were handcuffed together and showed no emotion as Justice Patterson read the charge against them including the section from the Iowa code which provides upon conviction you shall be imprisoned in the peni tentiary at hard labor for life Each of the defense attorneys spoke in turn after the justice con cluded State Wins The squabble between federal and state authorities over who should try the 2 Sheffield Savings bank robbers was settled in favor of the state late Tuesday after noon The bank was robbed Sat urday afternoon of short ly after closing time Sheriff Cal Dwan of C e r r o ordo county held custody of the men from the time of their arrest at their respective homes Sunday until Tuesday evening when they were turned over to Sheriff Nolte This was done in compliance with an order signed by Don Hise Des Moines first assistant attorney general of Iowa Hises order directed Sheriff Dwan to turn over the prisoners and all evidence against them to Sheriff Nolte on presentation of warrants signed by Justice Pat terson Follows Order The attorney general is the chief law enforcing officer of the state Hise replied to a question concerning the authority to issue such an order Sheriff Dwan com plied with the order on the ad vice of County Attorney James R Brown County Attorney Harvey Uhlen hopp of Franklin county accom panied Sheriff Nolte and Deputy Sheriff Ralph Jones to Mason City to arrange for the removal of the prisoners He set the time of the preliminary after consultation with Mason and Stewart Preliminary for the 2 was or iginally set for 4 p m Monday before U S Commissioner N Levinson in Mason City At that time however state authorities and FBI agents were unable to agree on whether the 2 should be tried in a state or federal court and Commissioner Levinson post poned the hearing REFUSES TO Ralph E Cook 19 of Portland Maine drew a 2year federal prison sentence Tuesday for re fusal to register for the the first meted under the selec tive service act of 1948 Cook who as a predivinity student would be exempt from service pleaded guilty Rail Ruling Due in Month 47 Roads Charged With Rate Fixing Lincoln Nebr UR Federal Judge John W Delehant said Wednesday he will rule sometime next month on the defendants plea that further action in the governments railroad antitrust suit be delayed The 4yearold suit charges railroad associations 47 railroads banking firms and numerous in dividuals with conspiring to re strain trade Defense attorneys want to await a ruling by the interstate commerce commission on the le gality of ratefixing combinations among the railroads The ICC wns authorized by the recently en acted BullwinkleReed bill to le galize the rate bureaus and At torney Douglas Smith Chicago said applications for such approv al may be filed by Nov 1 The motion was opposed by Justice Department Attorney Jos eph McDowell who contended it virtually was a request for in definite postponement The gov ernments charge of conspiracy invloves services and facilities as well as rates he said Say Russia Threatens World Peace Appeal to UN to Brand Blockade Illegal Coercive Paris western big 3 formally accused Russia Wednes day of threatening world peace and appealed to the United Na tions security council to brand the soviet blockade of Berlin as il legal and coercive The complaint the most serious ever filed against a UN member was delivered to Secretary Gen eral Trygve Life at his office in the Palais de Chaillot by 3 mes sengers The messengers delivered sep arate but identical letters from Secretary of State George C Marshall Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin and Foreign Minister Rob ert Schuman acting on behalf of the United States Great Britain and France Chief Documents Each letter was accompanied by appropriate annexes including the chief documents in the wests charge that Russia is a threat to the peace The delivery of Uie formal com plaints set in motion machinery expected to produce several weeks of the most bitter debate ever heard in an international forum The filing of the complaints made formal the break between the western powers and their wartime break which has in fact existed for a long time Walkout Seen The consequences were expect ed to be serious A soviet veto at least and possibly a soviet walk out was expected Both possibili ties were accepted by the west as calculated risks when the deci sion to hail Russia before the UN was made last weekend Even the future of the UN was at stake with the west hoping that a public trial of the Russians would oblige them to revise their attitude But if they do not au thorities saw a likelihood that the UN as it now exists will FIRE PREVENTION WEEK Des Moines Robert D Blue Wednesday proclaimed Oct 39 Fire Prevention week in Iowa He said Iowas 1947 fire loss of more than was the highest since 1931 BULLETIN Washington agri culture department indicated Wednesday it will support the price of this years record corn crop at about a bushel at the farm maybe not at once but at least a lingering death Prods Soviet for Settlement U S Wants Lend Lease Account Paid Washington United States has prodded Russia anew to settle up its lend lease account but with little suc cess State department officials dis closed Tuesday that a new note was sent to Moscow earlier this month urging new facetoface ne gotiations for the overdue agree ment Russian and American negotia tors have talked about lendlease off and on without much success since April 30 1947 The last meeting was in March Government officials said the 2 sides are still pretty far apart TOBIN TO IOWA Washington Labor Tobin will speak Oct 14 The site of his not been of Communists Blockade City in China War Peipinjr troops were reported Wednesday to have blockaded Chinhsien major base of the Chinese government in South Manchuria Shelling by the reds preceded the move to encircle the city press dispatches said Supplies from Hulutao Man churian port held by the govern ment have been cut off these dispatches said Hulutao is 30 miles south of Chinhsien which had served as a vital link in Chinas airlift to besieged Muk den Farmer Grandson Killed in Crash Iowa City Riverside farmer and his grandson were kill ed Tuesday in the collision of their car and a loaded gravel truck 9 miles south of here The victims were Joseph J Klein 65 and Wayne Keeler state highway patrolman Joseph Smith reported Close relatives identified Kleins grandson as the 3yearold son of Mr ahd Mrs Stanley Keel er of Lone Tree Smith said the accident occur red as Klein drove his car onto the road from a schoolyard about 4 miles from Kleins home Smith said the truck was driven by Fred P Owdn 26 of near Iowa City The truck shoved the car about55 yards into a ditch and toppled upon the car the patrol man said AP Wirephoto SCRAMBLE FOR 20000 was first come first served as the Cleveland Indians presented orchids to the first 20000 women to arrive for the Good old Joe Early night celebration before the ChicagoCleveland game Tuesday night The orchids were from Hawaii at a cost of about for the occasion SAME DATE Blick aitani traffU In   

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