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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 11, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Associated Press and United Pr THE NEWSPArER THAT MAKES All HOME EDITION HOKTH IOWANS NIIGHIOKS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 11 1948 Jury Finds Bouline Guilty of Assault in Hayseth Case This Paper Consists of Two One No M ij home to his wile for Christmas was trying Walker Does Not Appear in Police Court Topeka Kans Star Robert Walkers latest escapade is closed Saturday Walker a patient at the Men ninger clinic failed to appear in police court Friday and his cash bond was forfeited He had been charged with drunkenness and destroying city property after smashing 3 win dows and injuring an officers shoulder in the Topeka police sta tion last Sunday Government Troops Push Reds Back in Try to Break Trap open Fear Appeal for Help to China Futile Washington UR Diplomatic observers Saturday expressed the belief that Mme Chiang Kai sheks mission to Washington has thus far been a failure They said Chinas first lady ap parently is still without assurances that this country will answer her emergency appeals for large scale aid to her husbands nation alist government These sources said it was highly unlikely that either President Truman Friday or Secretary of State George C Marshall last week had made any major com mitments to Mme Chiang Following her meeting with the president the white house said only that she had stated her case and that Mr Truman had listened sympathetically As Mme Chiang left Blair house temporary presidential living quarters she said she had no comment on the meeting Mme Chiangs case was re ported reliably to amount to a plea for U S underwriting of the nationalist governments fight against the communist armies Nanking coinmunI ists encircling the 12th army group gave ground on the south Satur day before a spirited government column which is trying to the jaws of the red trap The relief column is from the 6th army group It is fighting north from the Hwai river line and its anchor of Pengpu 105 miles northwest of Nanking Forces to Meet Nationalist high command sources predicted the relief col umn would make contact with the 12th within 72 hours about 45 miles northwest of Pengpu They said a junction of the 2 forces Sign Jst Pact in 5 Years at Tractor Plant Milwaukee UR The CIO United Auto Workers union and the AllisChalmers manufactur ing company buried the hatchet Friday night and signed their first new contract in 5 years The agreement calling for 300 in wage increases and covering 11000 production workers at the main West Allis plant marked the end of an era in which the 2 foes waged one of the longest and most strifetorn strikes in U S labor history The UAWs local 248 last signed a contract with the farm machin ery firm in 1943 An extended dis pute over a new agreement led to the bitter 11month strike of 1946 47 That strike ended with a deci sive defeat for the union and it was not until Friday night that it was again formally recognized as the employes bargaining agent would permit the 12th to take up positions in the Hwai river de fense line The government admitted the 12th had suffered heavy casualties during its more than 2 weeks of red encirclement A spokesman estimated the losses at about 40 per cent of the original force of 100000 Meanwhile 2 communist col umns were reported crossing the Hwai river east of Pengpu and moving toward Mingkuang only 65 airline miles northwest of Nan king Red columns each contain from 15000 to 20000 men Cut Railway Earlier the reds cut the rail way between Pengpu and Nanking at 4 points but the government said repairs were made quickly The new threat to the rail line apparently in much heavier force seemed to be aimed at forcing the nationalist 6th army to divert some of its forces would slow down the attempt to relieve the 12th In the battle for North China communist pressure continued prompting authorities in Peiping to proclaim that the city is facing a critical situation Citizens were told to prepare for an emergency as the army prepared an escape route Some Layoffs Are Disclosed by Survey By UNITED PRESS Scattered industrial layoffs and production curtailments were dis closed in a nationwide survey Sat urday The census bureau reported that the nations total employment dropped below 60000000 persons last month for the first time since last May Total employment in November was reported at 59893000 com pared before A survey by United Press dis closed a sprinkling of layoffs in some areas but most of them were ascribed to localized conditions By contrast many areas reported no curtailment and some reported increased employment Production of Eggs Is New Record DCS Moines busy hens produced a record breaking 262000000 eggs last month the highest November estimate of record It was the same production fig ure as estimated for October The lev crop and livestock re porting service said rates of lay continues to break all records and at 972 eggs per 100 layers for the month of November the rate is 108 eggs per 100 layers ahead of last year Iowas November milk produc tion was 394000000 pounds a drop of only one per cent from the 1947 figure For the year to date the drop is approximately 7 cent below 1947 Soviet Ties Up Reich Workers Labor Councils Join Communist Unions Berlin UR Russia cracked down on restless labor elements in the soviet zone of Germany Sat urday by abolishing factory work ers councils formed under allied control council law Functions of the workers coun cils were transferred to commun ist controlled labor unions which cut off the last legal means of German workers to express their opposition to soviet policies The move was announced by the soviet army newspaper Taegliche Rundschau which said it was made to assure success of the 2 year plan in the soviet zone The plan the paper said can only reach its goals if clear con ditions and uniform workers rep resentation are created The paper admitted that Ger man workers hacl protested plans to abolish the councils on grounds they were formed under an allied control council law A district court jury Friday evening found Charles A Bouline guilty of assault with intent to commit great bodily injury in con nection with the death July 11 of Ole Hayseth Clear Lake fol lowmg a fist fight in a downtown alley there Bouline was tried on a man slaughter charge and the verdict returned was one of the lesser offenses included under Iowa law The penalty is 1 year in the coun ty jail or fine or 1 year in the state penitentiary Judge William P Butler an nounced that he would pronounce sentence at 10 a m Dec 20 Bou line meanwhile remains free under the bond previously posted The jury received the case at 2 p m and remained out approxi mately 3 hours before returning the verdict They retired after hearing final arguments by at torneys for the state and the de fense and the judges instructions Goes Before Grand Jury Negro Widow Blames 2 White Men for Murder Lyons Ga Negro wom an sobbing hysterically save tes timony to a grand jury Friday that brought murder charges against 2 white men for the am bush slaying of her husband Rob ert Mallard Amy Mallard the widow blamed the Nov 20 shooting on a band of 15 or more robed and hooded men She said they were Pumpkin Papers Go to Grand Jury FUNERAL for Frank Trigrgr 76 former Kockford editor have been ten tatively set for Tuesday He died Friday in an Independence hospital He was the son of Joseph and Laura Triffff early Rockford settlers His father preceded him as editor of the Rockford Register Mr Trigs is survived by his wife not wearing masks She cried out her story to a special Toombs county grand jury Friday The jurors placed murder charges against William L How ell 32 and Roderick Clifton 36 both Lyons farmers Widespread publicity given the case led Governor Herman Tal madge to declare it had been seized upon in a campaign to de stroy states rights through the proposed civil rights program of President Truman The Truman program includes an an tilynch law Howell and Clifton may be tried at a special session ofthe Toombs county superior court previously called for Jan 11 Challenge to Turkey Meet Is Accepted St Paul Luther Youngdahl Saturday took up the challenge of Iowas Gov Robert D Blue for a showdown turkey contest between their 2 states Said the governor of Iowa to the governor of Minnesota Send us your best to compete with our best to see which state can pro duce the bigger bird Said the governor of Minnesota to the governor of Iowa Thank you for thisopportunity to again demonstrate that Minnesota tur keys are not only bigger but bet ter Blue sent his challenge on be half of Iowa turkey growers GETS APPOINTMENT Sgt James R Sanders Engle Grove has been appointed a warrant officer junior grade in the regular army the national military establish ment announced Friday Wants Bill to Help Fight Corn Borers Cherokee S Senator elect Guy M Gillette said Satur day he is thinking about intro ducing a bill in the next congress to give farmers direct government help in fighting the corn borer Gillette who hopes to be as signed to the senate agriculture committee said government con trol appears as a possible solu tion to the corn borer menace despite the opinion of department of agriculture officials that the problem is one of educating corn growers instead of direct govern ment action The Cherokee democrat said he would not know exactly what kind of legislation he will intro duce until he goes to Washington and gets more information from various federal and farm agencies However he indicated that the bill might be patterned after a 1940 measure that dealt with con trol of the Mexican fruit fly The corn borer cost Iowa farm ers last year an in crease of about over 1946 Gillette said NonDrinking Hubby Grounds for Divorce Cleveland UR Mrs Elsie Douglas 55 was divorced Satur day because her husband was a teetotaller Judge Burt Griffen agreed the couple was obviously mismated when Mrs Douglas complained rier husband Robert 66 swore off liquor at a New Years eve party soured an unspiked eggnog down drain and left in a huff pray for the poor sinners to TAKES COPS BADGE Kokomo Ind travel ing salesman paid a fine for stealing a policemans badge 3enry Borella 41 Berwyn 111 told the judge he found Patrol m a n George Berrymans coat hanging in a restaurant He said badge for a sou Westerners Push Plan on Palestine UN General Assembly Delegates in Drive to Adjourn Session Paris western powers warned the united nations general assembly in the closing hours of its Paris meeting Saturday that the only hope for peace in Pales tine was a watered down Anglo American plan for a new concili ation commission The United States Great Brit ain France Canada and China implored the assembly to do something to promote a lasting settlement of ArabJewish strife Too Much Fighting John Foster Dulles of the United States told the assembly that the conciliation plan would provide the key for a settlement He said there already had been too much fighting in Palestine and there must be no more Hector McNeil of Great Britain urging passage of the plan which fell far short of the original Brit ish goal admitted that as now constituted it was not a strong resolution and in the circumstan ces cannot be French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman said it would be a great if the UN neglected to act on Palestine and allow the conflict to continue Must Act Now Lester Pearson of Canada warned the assembly that it must act now to bring peace to Pales tine before new violence disordor and disaster visits the feastl The assembly opened the last day of its Paris meeting at 11 a m 4 a m faced with a strug gle to finish debate on Palestine and settle another half dozen issues before dawn Sunday Delegates planned to adjourn late in the afternoon for a recep tion given by French President Vincent Auriol and then return to sit all night if necessary to meet the Sunday morning adjournment deadline The assembly will meet for the 2nd half of this session April 1 in New York GOAi tS00000 PREVIOUSLY REPORTED 34g7g Mason City Business and Profes sional Womens Club L R Hartwcjl Amvets Post No 92 Ladies Auxiliary National As sociation of Letter Carriers Larry Boyce 26G6 100 IiO00 f00 200 Athenian Club 300 Lake Township Oweso Club b 00 Myrna Kelly Gi Waverly 100 THE DAYS TOTAL TJUJG TOTAL TO DATE S 42244 AMOUNT STILL NEEDED SI5175C Bandit Holds Up Davenport Tavern Davenport bandit held up a tavern here Friday night and escaped with Orval Loving bartender at the New Moon tavern in West Daven port told police the man armed with a nickelplated revolver en tered the tavern and ordered be tween 15 and 20 customers to place their hands on the bar He then went behind the bar and looted the cash register The bartender said the man wore a stocking cap over his face with holes cut in it for eyes per DAYS LEFT CHRISTMAS SEALS DEATH TOLL RAISED DCS Moines state ac cident records division said Fri day it was adding the death of John Culbert 26 of Waterloo to its list of motor vehicle deaths Culbert died Dec 1 as the result of a fall from an automobile SAME Black traffic U SAVED BONDS Chicago body of a 60yearold woman was found Friday night in her dingy a week room Authorities said Miss Katherine Gavin died of malnu trition In her dresser drawer po lice found in war bonds Weatker Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and mild Saturday night Colder Sunday afternoon and night Low Saturday night 25 high Sunday near 37 Iowa Partly cloudy and mild Sat urday night Sunday cloudy with likelihood of some rain east portion Low Saturday night 2532 Minnesota Light snow and blow ing snow north portions and cloudy south portion Saturday night and Sunday colder Sun day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 28 Minimum 3 Below At 8 a m Saturday 23 YEAR AGO Maximum 25 Minimum 10 If Everybody Gives a Little It Cant Fail WELL authenti cated rumor of great import ance to the fu t u r e of this years Christ mas Cheer Fund reached the Globe Ga zette news room Saturday fore n o o n It was that in a num ber of plants stores and where large numbers for giving every worker a chance to chip in on a group contribution to the Cheer Fund are already taking shape In the past gifts of this charac ter have accounted for approxi mately a third of the ultimate to tal This year because the start is being made earlier and because a larger number of groups will be participating this ratio could well be appreciably larger Experience has demonstrated that the one thing needed for this type of giving is SOMEONE TO TAKE THE LEAD Unless the ball has been started rolling in the place where you work why dont YOU be that SOMEONE With the close of the first weeks solicitation the total cash turned over to Family Service Inc for the use of our communitys needy stood at just a little more than a fifth of the goal There are 10 more giving days left before the fund comes to a formal close at 2 oclock on the afternoon of Friday Dec 24 This means that from this point on the daily average contributions must exceed Can it be done Thats up to YOU Contributions should be either brought to the GlobeGazette of fice or mailed to Christinas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa House Group Agrees to Examination Pigman Testifies in Answer to Spy Activity Charges New York The spyhunt ing federal grand jury will take a look at the famous pumpkin microfilms of vital government documents on Monday a U S at torney announced Saturday U S Attorney John F X Mc Gohey said the house unAmeri can activities committee had auth orized bringing of the films here Whittaker Chambers confessed onetime communist courier led committee investigators to the films in a hollowedout pumpkin on his Maryland farm last week Renewed Probe This action touched off the re newed probe of alleged communist espionage by the jury and the committee Chambers alleged the documents recorded on the films and others which he produced were given to him by government employes for delivery to Russian agents McGoheys announcement was Truman Will Meet Dewey at Press Dinner Washington resident Truman and his GOP rival Gov Thomas E Dewey will meet for the first time since the election made after William W Pigman of Appleton Wis a former U S bu reau of standards official had ap peared before the jury The U S attorney said he had talked by telephone with Rep Richard M Nixon an unAmerican activities committee member who had given permis sion for the films to be brought to New York Arrives for Questioninr Pigman arrived at the federal building Saturday shortly before the grand jury began an unusual Saturday session Other pricipals in the investiga tion including onetime state de partment officials Alger Hiss were on hand for Saturdays special ses sion which caused the house un American activities committee to cancel a scheduled hearing Demand Recall of Diplomats US Action Follows Note From Romania Washington ff The United States has demanded that Ro mania recall 2 of its topranking Romanian diplomats from this country The American action follows a demand by Romanias communist government for the removal of 2 American and 2 British diplomats from Romania Romania accused them of being linked with espion age and sabotage against the com regime The state department announc ing the exchange of diplomatic notes Saturday said the 2 Ameri cans would be withdrawn from Bucharest But the department said the United States rejects as ridiculous and entirely contrary to fact the charges on which Ro mania based its recall demand The 2 Americans who were in effect ordered out of Romania are Col John R Lovell U S mili tary attache and Henry P Lev erich counselor of the U S lega tion in Bucharest The 2 Romanians ordered out of this country are Grigore Preoteasa the minister counselor who had been actually running the Ro manian legation in the absence irpm the U S of the minister and Alexandru Lazareanu the Ro manian counsel V Saturday night clubs dinner at the gridiron Both scheduled to address newspapermen re CHRISTMAS IPostal Clerk Joe Dooley clambers through a pile of several dred Christmas boxes in Boston in an effort to locate a particular package which the sender has asked to be withdrawn Joe isnt making any promises but the postoffice said they would make an effort to locate the parcel Right now they are handling 250000 par cels daily at the start of the Christmas rush and expect about 100000 more daily in a the gathering of and their guests But their marks will be off the record Dewey met here Friday night with the Castle Rock survivors club newsmen who covered his 1944 and 1948 compaigns The group got its name from the oc casion in 1944 when Deweys train was involved in a mishap at Castle Rock Wash Most of the Castle Rock meet Ing was devoted to election wise cracks which the New York gov ernor took goodnaturedly Dewey acknowledged that he did not foresee his defeat but said he guessed he was in the same boat as everyone else Report Costa Rican Rebels Cross Border From Nicaragua San Jose Costa Rica Rican rebels were reported Sat urday to have crossed the Costa Rican frontier from Nicaragua and to have taken the town of De La Cruz Former President Rafael Angel Calderon Guardia was said to be leading the in surgents The Costa Rican government an nounced that constitutional guar antees had been suspended It said it was preparing to move against the rebels Dennis Day Becomes Father of a Boy Hollywood ff Irish Tenor Dennis Day is crooning lullabies now a father Day and Friday Patrick   

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