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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 24, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER THE HOME Pr United Pres Full MASON CITY IOWA fKIOta ThU of TWO On Solons Spy Hearings End Until 1949 At Least 4 New Members Slated on New Committee The congres sional spy hearings are over lor this year Whether they will start the ew wn de The present members are going to pass along some advice to the tee But the commit tee isn t going to recommend any reforms in its operations Reps Mundt RS Dak and Nixon RCal are working on proposals along that line and expect to issue a joint statement But idea of getting the com 2 the suggested changes lost on a tie vote Reps McDowell RPa and Rankin DMiss were said to have voted against it McDowells reasoning was that tne 4 members now in town arent majority of the whole committee and have no business trying to tell the incoming committee what it should do Mundt said he still intends to urge that the committee Give every accused person a hearing before any report is is about him Question witnesses privately so as to prevent unexpected accusa tions against innocent people in public hearings Allow witnesses to submit ques tions to be asked by the commit tee to their accusers The commit tee already has done this to a lim ited extent Withhold all subcommittee re ports until the whole committee has passed on them The committee now is in the process of fixiing up some reports One be on the spy hearings Another will deal with commun ism in the government A 3rd SCENE OP M Mit fru v CMH1I1CH L fl OJLCL will review the committees 1947 48 operations and suggest some lines of investigation for 1949 GOP Chiefs to Meet in Omaha Soon Washington h a i r m a n Hugh D Scott Jr Friday called the republican national committee to meet in Omaha Jan 2627 Among other things the com mittee will take up suggestions for a party policy conference some time in 1949 Scott said in a statement the committee also will consider plans for organization work in the 1949 local elections and the congres sional elections of 1950 as well as a budget for operating national headquarters in Washington dur ing 1949 In addition at Omaha the statement said Chairman Scott plans to lay before the committee numerous suggestions for calling a republican program and policy conference during 1949 with a recommendation for action on this proposal Scott said that prior to or during the Omaha meeting he will an nounce the appointment of a 15 member executive committee A 1 day before the meeting he said the partys national finance com mittee and state finance chair men will meet in Omaha Ashford Held in Stabbing of Wifes Former Husband A 9yearold boy shopping with his father was in1 directly the cause of a stabbing admitted by the youngsters step also Beardsley Asks Revitalized Safety Council for Iowa Des Moines JP GpvElect William S Beardsley has indicated he would like to see the Iowa State Safety council revitalized during his administration Beardsley said Thursday he believes such an or ganization could be valuable in teaching the importance of safe t7The in 1935 ford 2 years ago has been less active the last 4 years than previously Harry C Brown Mason City insurance man if council president The councils first president was also a Mason Cityan W Earl Hall Highway safety is a leading goal but the councils activities would not be limited to that field There gjgo would be programs on home farm school and industrial safety A vvhich has left Arthur Ashburn 44 20 4th N E the father m critical condition at Park hospital Chief of Police Harold E Wolfe said he obtained a confession Fri day from Francis Ashford 36 119 Connecticut N E the stepfather in which he admitted using a par ing knife for the stabbing in front of his residence late Thursday night Ashford is the husband of Ashburns divorced wife who has custody of their son Billy Youth Separated Ashburn and the youngster were downtown shopping Thursday evening and the youth became separated from his father in the crowd Chief Wolfe said he was told Ashburn phoned the Ashford home about 11 p m to inquire if Billy had returned home In the course of his phone talk with Ash ford the 2 became angry Chief Wolfe stated and Ashburn said Im coming down Ashford then dressed and went to the kitchen where he picked up the paring knife when he heard Ashburn honk his car horn outside Cief Wolfe said he learned and the scuffle ensued about 10 feet in front of the house Ashburn was wounded just below and a little to the left of the breastbone Drove to Station The wounded man was able to drive to the police station where he gave his version of the alterca tion as he was rushed to the hos pital by police at p m Christmas Snow Brings Joy Dismay Highways South of No 30 Slippery Others Normal Des Moines A Christmas blanket of snow has fallen over much of Iowa bringing joy to youngsters with sleds and dismay to motorists The new snow ranges from a trace in northern Iowa to about 6 inches in the southwestern Iowa counties More snow is predicted for southern Iowa Saturday and early Sunday Highways in practically all of the area south of Highway 30 were perilous Elsewhere thev were virtually normal H Afl 1948 motor vehicle death toll mounted to only one less than the figure for all of 1947State Safety Commit adviceAlfred Kahl issued this 1 Dont travel by car in areas where highways are slippery if you possibly can avoid it 2 If it is essential to make a trip make every effort to travel omy m the daytime 3 Be extremely careful of your rate of speed use chains and be sure your windshield wiper is working There have been 46 Iowa high way deaths so far this month compared with 42 in the same ag0 Last over the holiday week from Christmas through New Years eve there were 18 Iowa traffic deaths UN Unit Orders End i Indonesia Snow is reported over an area south of a line through Sioux City Carroll Marshalltown Iowa City and Burlington Heaviest snow was in the southwest where 5 to 6 inches fell Highways in this area are covered with packed snow and are quite silppery Highways are ArfL PPI7 ln the areas around CO Bluffs henandoah and Coun Ashburn was being given blood transfusions throughout the dav Friday The 2 men had at one time worked together at the Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant Ashburn is presently employed there and has been much of the time in the last 15 years He has u CONDITION thur Ashburn 44 was in very critical condition at the Park hospital Friday after a fight in which he was stabbed by Fran cis M Ashford late Thursday inffht in front of Ashfords home Ashburn was able to drive to the police station and give his version after the scuffle and police rushed him to the hospital Arrest Texan for Murder of Soldier From Greene Iowa San Antonio Texas Hussung 33 charged with the murder of Glen A Jones of Greene Iowa was arrested by police here Friday He had been the object of an intensive search since the body of the 4th army criminal investiga tion division sergeant was found Cheer Fund Total Passes Mark HEN the 2 oclock deadline arrived Friday afternoon the 1948 Christmas Cheer Fund to tal stood at This was over the goal set for this years solicita tion and above the received ast year when was earmarked for CARE packages The largest single cash contri bution in this years campaign came from the Mason City Ki wanjs club It was for and sets an alltime mark for a service club gift A merchandise gift of from Gildner Brothers also helped to swell the last days to tal addition of to the fund Only once in the 24 year his tory of the during the war when food packages were sent to Cerro Gordo countyans in the total been high er than this year Miss Doris speaking for THAT GLORIOUS SONG OF rnmP n photo 1948 GOAL J200000 PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Mason City Kiwanis Club 118 Jan in me iasc 10 years He has vnvtoiun aeigeam was louna been a cement contractor j Wednesday morning near a shrub rd and his Viatro i T mcf ior Family Service Inc administra tor of the Cheer Fund joinek with the GlobeGazette in an expres sion of deepest appreciation to all who helped make this years solicitation the complete success it has been vUJJ H dU Ashford and his wife have been operating the Dew Drop Inn 1613 S Federal The Ashburns were separated more than 4 years ago and Mrs Ashburn married Ash DIES UNDER TRACTOR Denison death of Otto Meyer 52 Westside farm worker whose crushed body was found under a tractor wheel was due to a heart attack Crawford county authorities said Previously his death had been listed as a tractor accident covered fence here Jones had been shot at close range through the left chest The fugitive was arrested by Police Officer Myles Hirsch after he had been recognized downtown street Hussung was charged on a with T gCL4 WJ III murder Thursday when a report of a ballistics test in Austin es tablished the bullet found in Jones body had been fired from a 25 caliber automatic pistol which had been surrendered to the CID by a brother of the slayer according to Lt Joe Hester of the San Antonio homicide division Canada Recognizes New State of Israel Ottawa recog nized the state of Israel and its provisional government Friday The recognition was of the de facto same previously given by the United States and the Union of South Africa This means that a new government is recognized as existing in fact Such recognition is not so far reaching as de jure recognition which calls for full exchange of diplomats on an equal footing Soviet Russia and various other countries have granted this latter type of recognition to the Jewish regime Unnamed Friend From a Friend S A Younkers Mason AUEPenn and llimmir From 2 From he 410ers From the Vonnkerilcs Franklin Larry and Dixie Spencer James fi and Janice 1 Schrandt Manly Rockwell Friend Garner Madison Livewire Girls 4HGar ner E L C Mason City Amalgamated Clothing Local 568 C I O Tht Hobert Duncans Mason City Postofflce Clerks and Officials Jeffrey Alan Dahlstrom In Memory of Anna Vivian J and N Rockwell F L H United Cement Lime and Gypsum Wnrkers Local No 106 In Memory of Duane Grandpar ents Mason City Junior College Col legiale Club From Iowa Hardware Mutuais Randl and Linda Hvattnm Mason City Police Department Payne Plumbing and Heating Glldners Mason City Merchan In Memory of Joseph Klein Oregon Friend Sharon Kathy Cralr Paula Kaliiope and Anthony 100 100 100 jo fin Joo 100 fion 1560 100 150 200 150 100 llfl lM 100 300 IDO 1000 300 1200 900 200 1000 1000 20000 ROO 2SOD 200 300 2 Die 5 Hurt in AutoTruck Crash Davenport TWO youths were killed and 5 persons injured when an automobile and a semi trailer truck collided at the inter section of Brady street and Kim berly road here early Friday Killed in the crash were William Block 20 son of Dr and Mrs Lawrence A Block and Frank Stevenson 24 both of Davenport The injured included Clarence Fullam 57 Des Moines driver of the truck Eileen Weir 19 Arthur Sears 22 and Susan Mueller 19 ail of Davenport and Nancy Stock 19 of Pleasant Valley Iowa Driver Kilted When Oil Transport Skids Coon Rapids Des Moines truck driver was burned to death Thursday after the oil transport he was driving skidded off the highway and struck a tree east of here Greene County Sheriff William L Davis said the driver had been identified as Mike Salisbury 41 Des Moines Davis said the frailer tanks were empty A load of gas had just been delivered in Coon Rapids The accident occurred half a mile east of the CarrollGreene county line on highway 141 Davis said the truck apparently started to skid as it approached a nar BIG FEE Estherville Peterson Farm Bureau fieldman for Emmet county gulped when he opened his monthly light bill from the city It was for His friend Atty F E Rosendahl of fered to settle the matter for him for 10 per cent of what he could save Peterson on the bill Explan ation City Clerk Glenn Story said the billing machine went haywire The amount should have been Fire Drives 200 From Chicago Loop Hotel Chicago fire in the base ment of the 6story Lorraine hotel in the loop district drove more than 200 persons from their rooms early Friday Although firemen said the blaze was confined to the basement thick smoke continued pourin through the 235room hotel more than 3 hours as the guests shivered m temperature Cause of the fire had not been determined Lat Days Totalj 4780s GRAND JTOTAL I8fl7780 IOWA WOMAN KILLED Amarillo Tex Har vey William Helms 66 of Elgin Iowa was killed and her husband seriously injured Thursday when 2 cars collided on a fogshrouded highway at Groom Tex Five other persons including 2 children also were injured in the accidentI vmAiCVi C row bridge struck the bridge and skidded across the highway and off the shoulder into a tree DIES ON TRUCK CAB Ottumwa Threeyearold immerson Aalsburg was crushed to death Thursday when his father drove a truck into the garage not Knowing that Emmerson was on top of the cab His father Tunis Aalsburg said the boy had been in the back of the truck and must have climbed up onto the cab just before he started the truck The child was crushed between the cab top and upper portion of the garage door Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cioudy Friday night and Saturday Little change in temperature High Saturday near 20 Low Friday night 4 to 8 above zero SAME 555 Black mean i trafflt death la fcour Iowa Saturday partly cloudy lit tle change in temperature Low Friday night zero northeast to 20 above southwest High Sat urday 15 northeast to 25 south west 5Day Weather Outlook Temper atures will average 3 to 6 de grees below normal Normal highs range from 26 north to 34 south normal lows from 8 north to 15 south No great tempera ture changes indicated Water content of snow will average onetenth inch and occur in southern sections Christmas and early Sunday Light snow over the entire state again Monday or Tuesday Minnesota Generally fair with lit tle change in temperatures Fri day night and Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum jg Minimum Refuses to Ask Dutch Withdrawal Security Council Votes 70 But 4 Nations Abstain Paris United Nations ordered a halt Friday in Indones ian fighting and told the Dutch to release at once the Indonesian leaders they seized There was no indication the Netherlands gov ernment would comply An immediate ceasefire order to the Dutch and Indonesian forces was voted by 7 members of the security council with 4 abstaining Uvted States and Australia made the proposal The demand for the release of President Soe karno Premier Mohamed Hatta and other republican heads was proposed by Australia and spon sored by Syria A Russian demand that Netherlands be condemned as an aggressor was defeated when it mustered only 5 votes 2 short of the needed 7 Also defeated was a clause in the American resolution which directed Dutch troops to retire to positions they held before the attacks started by land air and sea Saturday Egypt Accuses Israel Before the security council had disposed of the Indonesian crisis it was confronted with a new out break of fighting in Palestine kgypt accused Israel of flagrantly violating the U N truce by at tacking in the Negev desert of southern Palestine The council decided to wait for reports from its own men on the scene before taking any action Russia abstained in voting on all sections of the American and Aus tralian resolutions on Indonesia Jne proposals were watered down considerably before the affirma tive actions were voted Russiai delegate Jacob A Malik ex plained the sections duplicated items m a soviet resolution which later was rejected entirely 5 Nations Abstain Beaten down also was a Cana dian proposal to instruct a truce commission in Indonesia to rec ommend a means of settling the dispute between the Dutch and Indonesian republic It mustered only 6 votes with 5 nations ab staining The council order was based on the AmericanColombianSyrian proposal as amended Delegates made their decisions m a series of ballots on separate paragraphs of the 3power proj ect and 2 AustralianSyrian amendments France Argentine Canada Bel gium the Soviet Union and the boviet Ukraine defeated the with drawal proposal of the resolution oy abtaming All other council members voted for it The Ukrain ian delegate was not present and the Ukraine accordingly abstaining was bal Argentina and the Ukraine abstained on the pro posal to issue the cease lire order France Belgium Russia and the Ukraine abstained on posal to order the release of cap tured Indonesian leaders though a Russian resolution had proposed the same thing Maximum Minimum 21 UNSTUCK Goshen Ind no longer true kids that Santa Claus is un avoidably detained in Goshen Things did look bad for a while It was plain to see that St Nich olas was stuck in a chimney on the home of Mrs Maynard Miller Upside down too with only his baggy pants and black boots show ing The yammering of small fry zot that MrsWilier who thought she had a novel Yule dec oration relented She got Santa out of the chimney so he could get back to his chores   

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