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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 10, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Associated Press and United Pres Full Lease Wire MASON CITY IQWARIDAY ZETTE HOME EDITION AP Wlrephoto stand by under blownout at the mam power plant of the Kansas Power and persona aftM blast Wiled 9 Power Plant Blasts Kill 9 Injure 76 in Topeka Kans Reds Attack UN Freedom Declaration Try to Block Approval on Human Rights Move Paris UR Russia attempted Snay United appioval of the universal declara tion Of human rights as the gen eral assembly went into its last 48 hours of the Paris meeting Smiet Delegate Andrei Vishin itterly attacked the clause everywhere the to freedom of opinion and expression in a long debate on the declaration which kept the gen larL in sesslon until early Friday morning T Demands Delay Vishinsky demanded that the assembly postpone discussion of the human rights declaration un til next Septembers session How ever the assembly was scheduled to continue the battle when Says Papers Are Hidden for 10 Years House Spy Probers Hear Testimony of Chambers Relative This Paper Consists ot Two SectionsSection Om Decl ares Martial Over China it Topeka Kas men were killed and 16 injured in a series of blasts that shook a huge power and light plant near this state capital for almost 45 minutes Thursday Rescue crews still groped through debris Friday seeking other possible victims The explosions occurred in the Kansas Power and Light com panys main plant and left Topeka a city of 90000 without elec tricity for several hours Emergency Basis Hospitals were forced to operate on an emergency basis elevators were stalled in downtown build ings and many shops and offices closed early No serious accidents were reported although traffic was snarled at busy intersections when signal lights went out Theaters were blacked out Fire broke out during the ex Agrees to Free 1200 Egyptians Paris United Nations of ficial said Israel agreed Friday to I 1 T r flirt lift the Jewish siege of 1200 which rocked a large plosions area The plant is in the little town of Tecumseh 5 miles east of here Cause Undetermined The exact cause of the ex plosions had not been determined but several workers reported they had smelled gas in the building The explosions pulverized con crete and twisted and ripped heavy steel The plants basement was badly wrecked The external walls of the structure a part 8 story and part 5story building were not damaged although most of the windows were blown out Killed When Car Hits Abutment Lake City William Eugene Helm 26 of Walker Mo was killed when his car crashed into a concrete bridge abutment Thursday The acident happened 4 miles west of Lake City on highway 175 Egyptian troops trapped at Faluja m the Negev desert of southern Palestine The Israeli government notified the acting Palestine mediator Dr Ralph J Bunche that it is ready to negotiate a stagebystage with drawal of its troops from the Negev the official said This would permit the Egyptian force at Faluja besieged almost since the start of the Israeli Octo out ve in the Negev to get The Israeli reply brought can cellation of a scheduled meeting later Friday of the security coun cil s special committee on Pales tine which is considering the Negev situation Aubrey S Eban of Israel had been expected to tell the committee the Faluja forces would be freed declaration it is scheduled to take up Palestine and Korea in that or fe were grave doubts auH0ri be taken on ni ht adjournment Satur subit UN submitted formal amendments to the Anglo American Palestine conciliation plan Friday which would junk all references to the recommendations of the late Count Folke Bernadotte WateredDown Plan The amendments were designed to water down the AngloAmeri can plan so that it could obtain the necessary two thirds majority in the hostile assembly They were submitted by Aus tralia Brazil Canada China Col ombia France and New Zealand This group is representative almost to guarantee two thirds support in the assembly Jhe amendments are expected to come up for action late Friday or Saturday PREVIOUSLY REPORTED S Masnn ritv i1 i Mason City Elks Club Mason City Printing Pressmen Union Friendly Birthday 6iiii Local Industrial Union Social Hour Club W S C S Circle 10 II Ebee Womens Auxiliary to Ct ntral Labor Union I W Chapter P E Q Sister hood 0778 10000 500 2nil 2011 1000 200 300 Washington spy investigators Friday got a story that the now famous pump kin papers lay hidden for 10 years in the dumb waiter shaft of a Brooklyn house It was related by Nathan L Levme Brooklyn lawyer and nephew of Mrs Whittaker Cham bers Produces Papers Chambers confessed courier for f spy ring of the 1930s produced the papers last hiding on his identified sec MJ Maryland farm He THE DAYS TOTAL TOTAL TO DATE AMOUNT YET NEEDED 14100 31878 Gifts From Groups Lift Cheer Total Man Dies After CarBike Wreck Cedar Rapids Joseph Ku cera 67 of Cedar Rapids died in a Cedar Rapids hospital Thursday of injuries suffered Oct 13 when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a car Driver of the car was R Cedric Anderson music director at a Ce dar Rapids high school Charged with failure to have his car under control Anderson paid a fine in police court Oct 16 Succeeds Berry as Pressmens Head Knoxville Tenn H De La Rosa of San Mateo Cal Friday was named to succeed the late George L Berry as president ot the International Printing Pressmen and Assistants union De La Rosa moves up from his post as union vice president which he has held since 1944 He will take up his headquarters as union president at Pressmens Home Berry former U S senator from Tennessee who was associ ated with the union for more than 50 years died at Happy Valley Tenn Saturday Hiss Wife in Testimony Appears Before Grand Jury in New York New York Priscilla Hiss wife of former state depart ment employe Alger Hiss testified for an hour and a half Friday be fore the New York grand jury in vestigating communist espionage Mrs Hiss leaving the federal building with her attorney Ed ward McLean declined to answer reporters questions Shortly after she left it was announced that the grand jury will meet Saturday thus appar ently blocking efforts of the house committee on unAmerican activ ities to have Hiss appear in Wash ington Saturday Hiss was subpoened Thursday to appear before the house commit tee at 10 a m Saturday But he still is under grand jury subpena Lne conflicting claims on him were a further step in the bitter tug of war between the depart ment of justice and the house com mittee HE extent to which organiza tion giving fig ure s in the Christmas Cheer Fund is well brought out in the list of don ors which ap pears above Out of the days total of only was from an indi them as microfilm copies of ret government documents slipped to the red spies Levine was called to the com mittee s witness chair against this background of immediate devel opments 1 Authoritative sources said vital military secrets of friendly nations were among the stolen government papers Resigns Post 2 Chambers resigned as a sen ior editor of Time magazine He said Time had hired in 1939 in full knowledge that he was an ex communist but without knowing mat espionage was involved 3 The committee announced it has located what the members called suspect No 3 in Appleton Wis He was identified as a former employe of the national bureau of standards f w Clil vidual donor All the remaining came from organizations and groups Thats all right We wouldn want to discourage group giving heaven knows But we do sub mit that the cause is one which ought to carry an appeal to the individuals generosity sense of Chrisima The contribution from the ks club is enormously appreci ated Down through the years this fine organization has been one o the Cheer Funds principal sup porters But the important fact is that individual members of the lodge have been generous donors too Without organization support obviously the Christmas Cheer bund would never reach its goal But equally obviously it would never reach goal without gifts from individuals to supplement the organizational contributions This all adds up to the sugges tion If you havent sent YOUR contribution you should do so now while its on your mind The address The committee Thursday night brusquely refused a justice de partment request that it stop ques tioning witnesses who appear be fore the grand jury To Hold Funeral for Well Known Composer Los Angreles serv ices for Composer Frederick Al len Mills 79 will be held here Friday Mills owner of the Mills Pub lishing company of New York from 1910 to 1920 died Sunday Meet Me in St Louis was his best known composition SAM 52S dtAlk U M Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with slowly rising temperatures through Saturday Low Friday night 1 to 15 and high Saturday 25 Iowa Partly cloudy and warmer Friday night and Saturday Low Friday night 510 east to 1520 west Day Weather Outlook Rising temperatures Saturday and Sunday Little change Mon day Colder Tuesday Very little precipitation indicated but snow flurries late Monday or Tuesday Temperatures will av erage near normal Normal lows 12 north 18 south Normal highs 28 north 36 south Minnesota Cloudy with slowly rising temperature Friday night and Saturday Light snow north and central portion Some drift ing and blowing snow with moderately strong southeasterly winds north Friday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Friday Precipitation Snow YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 18 8 below 3 below trace trace 20 17 3 Inmates of Glenwood Are Indicted Glenwood A grand jury Friday returned indictments of 2nd degree murder against 3 in mates of the state school for the feeble minded here Those charged were Ed Pruitt 28 Thomas William Price 18 and Wayne Chase 18 The 3 and Dale Allen 22 had been charged with murder in con nection with the death of E B Mcllnay 77 an attendant at the school who died Nov 20 after be ing struck with a piece of marble slab at the institution The grand jury did not return any indictment against Allen The grand jury was impaneled Thurs day and reported at p m Friday Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Spend Million for Auro Repairs Chicago spokesman for the automobile servicing industry Friday estimated the nations 1948 auto repair bill will reach 000000000 by the end of the year of Casper Wyo chairman of the automotive service industries annual show which ends Friday estimated the public has spent so tar this year for automobile parts alone President to Meet With Mme Chiang Washington resident Truman meets Mme Chiang Kai Shek late Friday to hear her ap peal for greater American com mitments for nationalist Chinas fight against communism The white house said earlier this week that Mr Truman would meet Mme Chiang at tea But the president swept this social label aside Thursday with the observa tion that Chinas first lady wanted to talk aid He said he did not know if he would meet again with Mme Chiang before she leaves the United States Emphasizing the unofficial na ture of her mission Mr Truman will meet Mme Chiang after reg ular hours at 4 p m CST at Blair house where the Trumans are liv ing while the white house is being renovated Mrs Truman and Mrs George C Marshall were invited High Chinese officials have let it be known that Mme Chiang is pressing for a 3year program of in militaryeconom ic aid an interim military proj ect a flat statement of U S sup port for the nationalist govern ment and dispatch to China of a highranking American military officer to advise Chiangs forces Invitation to Lunch Not Good Business Law No 51 Order Covers All Except West Edge Report Red Troops Trying to Cut Nationalist Lines Ruth Lad her daughter Nancy 2 are what ExParatrooper Edw J Lada set out to reach when he broke through the Berlin blockade his mother said Thursday night The German SS eldeMrs Lada secret h2Rv 1 e the 28 year old Newark N J veteran She said he set out m n try to bring his wife and child out of encircled Berlin His mother said Lada told Berlin authorities a story about visiting his girl friend to avert possible reprisals against his wife and child Manslaughter Case Against Bouline in Hands of Jury San Francisco Bard who has Bill a photographic studio went put to lunch he put this sign in his door Im at the Bellevue for lunch Wont you join me there After the llth person sat down t his table and ordered he went ack and took down his sign CONDITION FAIR Iowa City Nagle 23 vlason City Thursday was re sorted in fair condition at Uni A district court jury Friday afternoon began considering a verdict in the manslaughter case against Charles A Bouline Clear Lake after hearing the states case take shape in arguments by the attorneys Bouline still in a rage after Ole Hayseth was lying unconscious in a Clear Lake alley as the result of a blow by Bouline according to Assistant County Attorney Murray Finley banged hit kicked or jumped on the body inflicting the multiple skull fractures found later by 4 doctors How else did Hayseths body get moved from one side of the loading platform to the other asked the attorney How did Hay seths clothes get wet unless he was dragged or bumped through the ng treated for polio the water tinued Testimony Same Reuben Olson Hayseths com panion when they encountered Bouline in the alley and Gay lord True 16 who happened through the alley a moment later Finley pointed out both testified definitely that Hayseth fell back of the SnoWhite market and east of the loading platform back of the Ward furniture store The officers who were called to the scene later all agree he con tinued that when they arrived the body of Hayseth was on the west side of the loading platform some 15 or 20 feet from where Olson and True located it Theyre desperate and they want you to guess and base a ver clared Defense Attorney M L DAYS LEFT Mason in attacking Finleys argu ment If someone beat dragged jumped on or moved Hayseth in the alley he asked why were not the victims clothes brought in to show their condition Why was there no evidence as to the dirt debris or bruises on the back of his head True was mistaken about the type and color of Boulines shirt Mason pointed out and could also have been mistaken about the location of the body Olson was so drunk that the officer said he mumbled when he came for help the attorney continued so his testimony was questionable Turning to the defendants timony Mason noted that Bouline admitted having 8 or 9 bottles of beer during the evening and a tavern owner put the number at 11 or 12 Is not Boulines testi mony the more obviously true he asked since he admits that half intoxicated and in a dark alley he does not remember exact distances He also attacked Olsons testi mony that the only blow struck one by Bouline which felled Hayseth Officer A N Michaels admitted seeing Bou lines cut chin he said and Mrs Bouline testified that as soon as he came home after giving bail he told her of having lost a tooth and showed her which one and also the cuts and bruises on his chin knee and elbow County Attorney James R Brown replied that there could be no doubt that Bouline inflicted the terrific injuries which caused multiple fractures of Hayseths skull and that they were inflicted after Olson and True left the scene Claims Body Is Moved The blood spots on the alley paving the puddle and Hayseths wet clothing proved that the body was moved Brown declared The victims clothing was not brought m he explained because there was plenty of evidence as to its condi tion It is evident that Boulines story was not true he charged because that story was changed after he was questioned by the sheriff and his deputy the morning after the fight At that time he told the officers Brown said that there was no argument and that he could not remember anyone hitting him Referring to testimony by Br A B Phillips R D Robbins F f TirtO i ff TT l li Huntles that Boulines President Chiang KaiShek Friday night extended martial law to all China under na tionalist control except for the far western provinces and Formosa The generalissimos action was taken amid the deepening civil war crisis Both Nanking and Peipmg north China metropolis are threatened by Chinese com munist armies Extends Jurisdiction Chiangs proclamation extends military jurisdiction to areas thus far remote from the fighting Shanghai Nanking and Peiping were placed under martial law several weeks ago Meanwhile red troops were be lieved trying to cut nationalist communications behind the Hwai riverNankings last defense line north of the Yangtze Government sources said the communists are attempting to cross the Hwai at a bend in the river 90 miles northwest of Nan king This is at a point where the river is lightly defended Try to Break Loose This threat arose as the bulk of the government armies of east China still strove to break loose from 2 big traps north of Hwai A crossing of the Hwai in any force would cut off Nanking from the new base at Pengpu 105 miles of the capital along the 80000 troops manning the defenses along the river of red troops com the 0Peration was not indicated But they would be only 15 easy striking from the railway supply line be tween Nanking and Pengpu Gunman Slays 4 Then Turns Rifle on Self St Paul Minn argu ment over steam boilers Thurs day resulted in shooting deaths of 5 Northern Pacific railway shop workers Four of the men were owl life a 5th the The slayer was John J Hill 54 r3 Williams L Butler 44 Arthur Buhr A company official said Hill had been instructed to replace covers of several steam boilers following a check by state inspectors He de S do so and an argument shooting followed Hill shot his fellow workers and him self with a deer rifle Takes Bonus Board Post Kallemyn Will Be Executive Secretary Des Moines XP The Iowa World war II bonus board Friday announced appointment of Ed KaUemyn 34 state house custo retar executive sec The position will pay eective 2 The board made the announcement at the ing36 lts first organization meet State Auditor C B Akers was chosen chairman of the board State Grinies Adjutant n f H GrahlEd Mc Neil of Montezuma and State Sen V Musmaker of GreeS Si EJyn Tand all of Clear Lake Akers said the boards next job spacet cant be m the statehouse he added be cause of the already overcrowded condition there chosen from 4 V1 reputation for moral character was bad Brown added that such a person did not make a credible Mason in that connection com mented that the evidence of the 4 was received according to the in structions of Judge William P Butler only as bearing on Bou hnes truthfulness Three of the 4 witnesses he reminded the jury said on cross examination that they considered Bouline truthful en rom 4 can aidates has been statehouse cus todian since 1947 Before that he nad been with the bureau of in vestigation 2 years Kallemyn served 3 years and 7 months in World war II The board said it would again early in January at a date to be set later DIES OF BURNS Red Oak Ander son 25 died Thursday of received In a railroad dining car fire Wednesday Anderson was waiter on a dining car for workert in railroad yards here VC   

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