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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 13, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSIER THAI MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy I MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13 1948 This Paper Consists at Two One No AP Wirephoto ENDURANCE FLIERS MISS Vinmont left and Bert Simons relax in their hotel room in Longview Tex Friday night after their light plane was crash landed near Longview The pair had remained aloft 529 hours before the engine of then plane froze during cold rainy weather They had hoped to better the world endurance flight record of 726 hours Vinmont suffered a broken nose in the crash Says Grain Should Be Put Aside for War Willmar Minn G Patton president of the National Farmers union said Friday night a billion bushels of wheat and corn should be put aside by the government as a safeguard in case Sheffield Bank Robbers to Be Tried in Federal Court The 2 men who robbed the f ield Savings bank on Sept 25 are I both to be tried in federal court U S District Judge Henry N Graven ruled Saturday Bernard Delbert Morgan Hamp ton now in federal custody in the Humboldt county jail was arrested by FBI Agent William C Hopkins Mason City and the United States has never since waived or lost jurisdiction of him the judge ruled Robert Franklin Safford now in Franklin county jail also is gov erned by Judge Cravens ruling under an agreement made between state and federal attorneys during presentation of the Morgan case the opinion states Identified as Robber Morgan was arrested it contin ues after he had voluntarily ac companied Hopkins another FBI agent and State Highway Patrol man Lynn Evans to Sheffield and purchase program should be estab had there been identified as one of lished in such a way that it would the bank robbers not act as an influence on the pres ent market of another war Patton told the annual conven tion of the Minnesota Farmers union that the 2 grains should be stored similarly to present gov ernment stockpiling of vital re sources including rubber metal and petroleum products The grain should be paid for out of war department funds rather than agriculture department funds Patton said Patton urged that the govern ment start the purchases immedi ately storing the grain on farms and in grain elevators He said the charges and conviction under on would not absolve him of th other Both UN Rejects Soviet Bid on Arms Cut Vishinsky Asks If U S Prepares Pearl Harbor for Russia Paris United Nations Dolitical committee rejected Satur day night a Russian proposal for a onethird cut in the air land and sea forces of the big 5 powers and or prohibition of the atom bomb The vote was 6 votes for the resolution which was introduced oy Andrei Y Vishinsky of Russia at the opening of the UN assembly last September and 36 votes against Seven nations abstained and 9 were absent or not recorded as voting The vote came only a short while after Vishinsky asked the United States in open meeting You are preparing a Pearl Harbor for the Soviet Union arent you He declared heatedly the European part of heart of being aimed at The western powers opposed the Russian disarmament proposal on the ground it called for arms re ductions without sufficient pro visions for control Only Saturday Vishinsky told the committee it is none of your business how many men Russia has under arms 65000 Pier Hands Are Taken Off Jobs Morgan and Saffod now must be brought before a U S commissioner fora preliminary hearing on the charge The 2 probably will be brought i before Commissioner Levinson in Mason City Tuesday according to M L Mason attorney for Safford He conferred by telephone Sat urday with the U S district at torneys office and with Ralph Stewart Hampton Morgans at torney Stewart said that County At torney Harvey Uhlenhopp planned to request an order from district court at Hampton releasing Saf ford from state custody there so that he may be turned over to ederal authorities May Execute Jap Leaders on Dec 7 Tokyo UR The men who made the date Dec 7 live in infamy may hang on the anni versary of their crime Unconfirmed reports circulating in both Japanese and allied circles here said executions of war criminals would take place in the early morning hours of Dec 8 the 7th in the United 7 years after Japanese planes and midget submarines blasted the American fleet and bases around Pearl Har bor to touch off the Pacific war The reports were given cred ence by the fact that Gen Douglas MacArthur allowed only one week for the filing of appeals from the allied tribunals verdict Head quarters officials would not com ment on reports that such a plan fitted in with MacArthuvs ap preciation of historic symbolism Hideki Tojo has announced through his attorney he will not appeal but at least 3 of the 25 convicted Japanese have indicated they will ask for clemency 2nd Victim of Car Crash Dies Rock Rapids Rose Ol son of Sioux Falls S Dak died Friday in a hospital here of injuries suffered in a cartruck accident near Lester Iowa Monday She never regained consciousness Frank Hobson also of Sioux Falls who was driving the car in which Mrs OJson was riding died of injuries Wednesday Morgan then told officers who his accomplice was and Safford was arrested at his home on the outskirts of Mason City Both were then taken to the Cerro Gordo county jail in Mason City and booked in the jail calendar Hold for FBI On Monday the day after the arrests warrants for the arrest of both men were prepared in the office of U S Commissioner Na han H Levinson Later the same forenoon according to the opinion preliminary information charging Morgan and Safford with bank robbery were filed by Sheriff Charles W Nolte of Franklin county before Justice of the Peace George D Patterson at Hampton who issued warrants for their arrest Sheriff Nolte went to the sher iffs office at Mason City with the warrants arriving there early it the afternoon the opinion states He exhibited the warrants to Sheriff Cal Dwan and requestec that Morgan and Safford be turnec over to him under the warrants Sheriff Dwan told him he woulc have to wait Serves Warrants A short time later Deputy U S Marshal Albert Halbach arrived om Fort Dodge to serve the issued by Commission Levinson He requested access Morgan and Safford for the urpose of taking them before the ommissioner under the warrants heriff Dwan refused him access o the prisoners The next day Halbach again as refused access and in the af crnoon Sheriff Dwan turned the men over to Sheriff Nolte The conflicting demands of Franklin county authorities nd the federal authorities for 2 Arraigned for Breakins in Iowa Towns Cedar Rapids Good 26 and Arnold Biock 19 both of dar Rapids were arraigned in Linn county district court late Fri day on a charge of breaking and entering They were given until Tuesday to enter pleas They are accused of a series of breakins in Center Point Swish er and Cedar Rapids The county attorneys information under which they are being held charges them with breaking into a Cedar Rapids tavern Police said the men have ad mitted stealing 2 cars Oct 30 when they allegedly broke into 8 Center Point business establish Want Hawaiian Governor Out Demos Say He Gave Party Cold Shoulder Honolulu demo cratic leaders Friday night asked President Truman to remove Gov Ingram M Stainback immediately for favoring republicans and ig noring the party The partys territorial central committee approved a resolution i complaining that the governor a former federal judge gave the democrats a cold shoulder The resolution also asserted the governor 1 Openly supported false and fancied charges of communistic in AP Wirephoto CARGO HELD UP BY LONGSHOREMENS WORK cargo destined for overseas is piled up in pier 61 in New York unable to be loaded on ships because of the work stoppage of members of the AFL International Longshoremen s association A complete tieup of the nations shipping industry became a certainty when 6o000 east coast dock workers rejected a proposed settlement Union Starts MajorScale Walkout Railroad Group Puts Embargo on Coast Shipments New York east coast longshoremens strike swelled to fullscale proportions Saturday immobilizing a large part of the nations oceanborne commerce Some 65000 dock workers at ports along 700 miles of coastline from Portland Me to Hampton Roads Va were ordered off their jobs as of midnight Friday night The official strike call was sent out by Joseph P Ryan president of the AFL international long lorcmens association after he aid members had voted over to reject proposed age terms Embargo Shipping With port operations numbed y the strike the American asso iation of railroads clamped an mbargo on the shipment of near y all export freight destined for Boston and the huge port of New Make Plan to Demilitarize Desert Area Paris security council committee approved Saturday a Plan apparently intended to de filtration in the democratic party militarize virtually all of southern Evatt Lie Appeal to Big 4 to Settle Berlin Dispute 2 That the governor openly lent his sympathy to attempts to de stroy labor unionism in Hawaii The resolution said statehood for the islands was jeopardized by Stainbacks retention in office merits They Wednesday were arrested late TO HOLD POSTMORTEM DCS Moines Iowa Re publican Veterans League wil meet here Monday to hold an election postmortem Richarc Mason deputy secretary of state who is secretary of league saic Saturday SAME flat troffU tfnm Im M bsvra Worgan and Safford had placed Iheriff Dwan in a very difficult nd troublesome position He re eased the prisoners to the Frank in county authorities only after being advised by an assistant at orney general of Iowa and the county attorney of Cerro Gordo hat the Franklin county author ties had superior rights to their custody The next day the 2 were brought before Justice Patterson he opinion continues and he sound them over under bond Safford did not furnish bai and is still in Franklin county jail Morgan was released on bai some time later and by direction of the U S district attorney wa arrested on Oct IB by Halbach and placed in the Humboldt coun ty jail Judge Graven points out tha the penalty for bank robbery un der Iowa law is mandatory lif imprisonment while under the federal law the penalty is a fine of not more than or not more than 25 years imprisonment or both He adds that a convicted bank robber is subject to punishment under both state and federal Superfort Crew Safe 10 Men Are Taken From Small Island Guam 10man crew f an air force B29 which crash anded on the lonely atoll of the ais while searching for another uperfort was brought safely to jiiam Saturday The navy said the 10 men who vere uninjured when their plane vent down Friday were picked ip by a Martin PBM from the fleet air wing in Saipan It was understood that the air men were assisted to the Island of ais 330 miles east of Yap Island ay natives who are expert canoe Says Blockade Could Be Ended Berlin soviet army organ Taegliche Rundschau said Saturday the Berlin crisis could be settled any time the vestern powers agreed to withdraw their currency from the city The currency withdrawal would mean the simultaneous lifting of the blockade the organ said If the western powers really want an agreement and not just talks about an agreement they can have it any time on the basis of agreement already twico made it said New reports of Russian troop concentrations came from the German news service Dena Crediting its report to high Ger man officials from Thuringia it said about 50000 soviet troops were stationed near Eisenach 100 miles northeast of Frankfurt at the American Russian zonal bor der Palestines Negev desert The United States Britain China France Belgium and Col ombia supported the plan sub mitted by the acting mediator Dr Ralph J Bunche Russia abstained The Negev desert originally as signed to the Jews under the United Nations partition plan of a year ago has been the scene re cently of fighting which resulted in Israeli victories over the Egyp tians Count Folke Bernadotte the assassinated mediator r e c o m mended before his death that the Negev be given to Arab Palestine Dr Philip C Jessup of the United States was the first mem ber of the 7nation committee to express his approval of Saturdays Bunche plan Other committee members except Jacob A Malik of Russia said it would provide an equitable solution of the tangled situation in the southern desert Paris president of United Nations assembly and the U N secretarygeneral made an urgent personal appeal Saturday to the chief executives of the United States Russia Britain and France to settle the Berlin dis pute at once Dr Herbert V Evatt Australian foreign minister who is president of this assembly session and Try gve Lie the secretarygeneral of fcred their good offices to the 4 big powers in efforts to solve the dispute Their action was without precedent in the U N The 2 invoked the recent Mexi can resolution approved unani mously by the assembly which had called upon the big 4 to do all possible to settle all their differ ences The troops are supported by tanks and heavy artillery the agency said and they arrived in that area within the week Movie Firm Lays Off 1000 Workers Hollywood broth ers has laid oft 1000 employes in recent weeks and the slowdown says the studio is expected to last until Jan 1 The studio declares it hns a rec ord backlog of 23 pictures Another studio re cently closed down until Jan 15 The appeal vas sent to the chief delegates of the 4 powers with the request that it be sent to Presi dent Truman Prime Minister Stalin Prime Minister Attlee and Premier Qucuille Evatt and Lie asked the 4 to give this appeal urgent considera tion They said they believed the first step toward settlement of major differences would be a so lution of the Berlin case Soviet Russia has blockaded western Berlin by land since June 23 and attempts in the U N se curity council to resolve the issue have failed thus far Think Session of Congress Not Likely Key West Fla sourc lose to President Truman sai Saturday there was little possi bility he will call the 80th con gress back into special session t consider emergency aid to Chin This source who would not al ow the use of his name said Mr Truman would likely submit his proposals for meeting the deterior ating situation in that country to the democraticcontrolled con gress which meets early in the new year His differences with the GOP dominated 80th lured his give congress em hell fea cam paign for election to a white house term in his own right The proposal was advanced by Senator Bridges RN H who said the communists would take over the whole of China in the absence of emergency action York Extend Embargo Washington railroads Saturday extended to 4 other east coast ports the embargo on movement of freight intended for export The hew embargo order by the Association of American Rail roads affects the ports of Balti more Philadelphia Hampton Roads Va and Wilmington An embargo on export freight through the ports ot New York and Boston was ordered Friday The walkout threatened to paralyze the niultimilliondollar Atlantic shipping industry and stem the regular flow of Marshall plan aid to Europe Foreign ves sels also were affected National Calamity Ryan who said the need lor sailing the strike was a nation al calamity said stevedores would refuse to load or unload any cargoes except mail and sup plies for army ships Ordinary mail commercial freight and foreign aid shipments will not be handled he said add ing As long as were having a strike lets have a strike Start of the strike confronted the maritime business with a 2 coast shutdown West coast ports have been tied up for more than 2 months by a strike of CIO long shoremen men Aerial searchers who saw the airmen on the pinpoint island where they made a crash landing said they were walking around and no sign of any casualties was visible Their superfort had been miss ing since Friday It disappeared while taking part in a sweep over the Pacific in search of a B29 lost Tuesday on a flight from Okinawa to Guam German Workers Go Back to Jobs Frankfurt of the 7 000000 or so German workers in the AngloAmerican area trooped back to work Saturday after a 24 hour strike in protest against the high cost of living Scattered coal mines and steeel plants in the Ruhr reported an absentee rate about 5 per cent above normal The men only work a half day on Saturday and of ficials said some of them appar ently decided to skip it Jury Selected for Trial of Christensen Emmctsburff jmy of 9 men and 3 women was selected Friday in the murder trial of Nels Christensen 50 charged with the fatal shooting of his brother Julius Testimony will begin Monday in Palo Alto county district court before Judge Fred Hudson County Attorney Joseph Hand said he will introduce testimony that Nels once said he was going to kill his brother Defense Attorney Leslie Prit chard told the court in opening remarks he will prove the shooting was done in heat of passion aroused by adequate provoca tion The shooting allegedly followed a disagreement over Nels divorced wife at a public auction last sum mer at Ruthven Kitty Hawk Being Shipped to Washington Halifax N S U S aircraft carrier Palau will arrive here Monday to bring the airplane Kitty Hawk used by the Wright Brothers on their first flight to Now York The famous plnne was brought icre from London by the liner Mauretania which was diverted from its scheduled landing in New York by the longshoremens strike The Kitty Hawk will be shipped from New York in a navy motor van to its new home in the Smith sonian institutions air museum in Washington AP Wirephoto Robert CROWNED MOST ELIGIBLE BACHELOR Schultz State University of Iowa basketballer is crowned University of Iowas Most Eligible Bachelor by Joan OShaughnessy at the Spinsters girl takeboy dance held at Iowa City Friday night Gillette Speaks at Demo Victory Dinner Iowa City OJR SenatorElect Guy M Gillette said Friday night President Truman won the recent election because the people liked a little man who wouldnt ac knowledge defeat Gillette spoke at a democratic victory dinner He said the demo crats won a majority in congress because most people support the principles we have advocated since our party was founded 150 years ago Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and cold Sat urday night Partly cloudy and warmer Low Saturday night 24 to 28 High Sunday 46 to 50 Iowa Mostly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday Occasional rain north portion Sunday warmer Sunday and in west portion Saturday night Low Saturday night 2632 Minnesota Light snow in north and central portions cloudy ex treme south Saturday night warmer Sunday Low Saturday night 24 to 28 High Sunday 46 to 50 IN MASON CITY Wins Battle With Red Tape Truman Helps Widow to Get Payments Washington an assist from President Truman a widowed mother of 3 children Saturday won a 10month battle against government red tape Mrs John S Power of Wash ington D C was notified by the Veterans Administration that she would get her first payment Mon day on a insurance policy held by her husband A civilian economist with the army Power was killed in a plane crash in France last Jan 6 Since then Mrs Power whose husbands job ironically was to cut red tape called on the Veter ans Administration and the army about 50 times to straighten out his insurance travel expenses and back pay She got the runaronnd until a Washington newspaper printed her story Thursday It was called to President Tru mans attention in Key West Fla where he is vacationing Im mediately the president ordered Defense Secretary James Forrestal and Veterans Administration Carl Gray 1o investigate At first VA said it couldnt do anything for Mrs Power because she hadnt filled out the proper GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 43 Minimum 24 At 8 a m Saturday 24 Precipitation 04 YEAR AGO Maximum 26 Minimum 11 forms Anyway it added the army hadnt notified agency that her actually dead the veterans husband was The Chicago fire of 1871 killed more than 200 made nearly 100 000 homeless destroyed 17450 buildings and caused damage es timated at FINAL FINAL Iowa Minnesota 1 2 3 4FINAL Michigan BIO Indiana 1 3 4 FINAL 3 4 FINAL Notre Dame 1 Northwstrn Corned Dartmouth   

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