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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 28, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER gTED FOR THE HOME NiWSrArtft Associated Press and United Press FulJ Lease wires 3 new AY iTr V T 4JXy Haaiia home in Greene early Tuesday AtMelt Arthur Lindell of Greene who acted as t Tf It f Jf Jfc Jt Ji j interpreter for the family upon arrival is ahowS them tneir new quarters With Mr and Mrs Lamhpvf fhoii o TT emu JILLQ L die tneir 2 boys Harold 5 and Arne 2V Latvians Find Home in Greene to America in Small Boat By RICK MEREDITH Staff Representative Butler county community took on an unofficial population 1604 early Tuesday with the arrival of the John Lam bert family of 4 transplanted Lat vians who mistyeyed surveyed their new surroundings and friends with thanks and astonishment Papa and Mama Lambert were happily looking over the furnished apartment readied for them Their 2 youngsters Harold 5 and Arne 2J pawed into comic books ex plored the rooms The trail the family left in the wake of a 64foot ketch had been eventful and re sources of 6 families to buy the easing out of Sweden from underneath the iron the 46day haul to Dover Eng land thence to Bermuda and Bos patient waiting since July to get immigration clearance kind offer of a Greene busi nessman via Life offer became a reality Dec 28 Felt Soviet Heat It all started when a group of Latvians who had fled their own country to Sweden in 1944 real ized the soviet was breathing down their necks in 1948 to get them to return to their native land as soviet citizens Mechanic John Lambert organized the group He sold his car to help pay for the Gundel a 50year old sailing craft smaller than the Mayflower When the group set out May 22 it included 6 families totaling 29 persons The equipment was mea ger and so was the food supply A 2nd hand Japanese sextant and one withered chart were the navi gation aids The stop at Dover was completed June 8 Bermuda was the next land stop and then Provincetown After a days spar ring the strange assemblage was allowed in Boston harbor largely through the influence of Latvian friends in Boston and sympathetic congressmen The contingent ar rived with and no food Appeared in Life MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER as Ruhr Control Authority Is Established Russia Not Admitted as Member Nation of Internationa Board London fl The western powers set up Tuesday a strict international control system to bar Germanys industrial Rhur valley from war production The Ruhr was ordered to pro duce solely for peace Their decision was announced in a formal communique as the cli max of a 6week conference here attended by representatives of the United States Britain France the Netherlands Belgium and Luxembourg It contained no admission of Russia as a partner in the inter national control board to be known as the Ruhr authority Slated to Begin An American spokesman told a news conference at the embassy the agreement probably will go into operation in 2 or 3 months He said a military security board provided for in the agreement also will begin functioning with in that time The spokesman said the Americans regard the pact as an executive agreement which will not need congressional ap proval as a formal treaty would The agreement offered Ger many a place on the board as soon as it develops a legal government The Germans will have 3 the same as the United States Britain and France will have and 2 more than each of the Benelux countries which it overran in World war II Inspection System It set up an international sys tem of framework of an industrial keep the Ruhr from becoming once again a warmaking industrial machine as it did under Hitler and Kaiser Wilhelm It left unsettled the dynamite CoodsU of Two SectionsSection On No 12 Rescued From Greenland Icecap PA YE EMERSONS WRIST CUTElliott his wife Faye Emerson of the stage and screen were all tmiles when this picture was made last June at New Yorks Stork club Monday in Poughkeepsie N Y Dutchess County Sheriff C Fred Close said Mrs Roosevelt had been treated overnight in a hospital for a slashed wrist Close said he was informed Elliott would appear Wednesday at the district attorneys office to provide details The sheriff quoted a saying he understood the cuts were selfinflicted Charter Plane Carrying 30 Persons Feared Down at Sea laden question of ultimate owner ship of the Ruhrs industries plain concession to France The agreement was for an in definite term leaving open the possibility the Ruhr might forever continue under international su pervision Miami Fla A charter plane carrying 30 persons includ ing McKellar in Fight With Publisher Nashville Tenn reports of a oneblow incident between U S Senator K D Mc 2 infants was long overdue a and feared down at sea Tuesday on a flight from San Juan Puerto Rico to Miami Fortythree aircraft conducted an areial search for the missing plane A blimp was ordered to prepare to join the hunt The missing twinengined DC3 charter airliner carred 27 pas sengers and a crew of 3 the coast guard reported It was approxi mately 9 hours overdue at 2 p m and its fuel supply would have been exhausted for nearly 8 hours at that time Coast guardsmen listed the and Publisher Silliman of the Nashville Tennes MEET THE PUBLICThe Lambert family got an early reception at Greene when they amved m the wee hours Tuesday morning after motoring from the train n 11S iinddl Lambert Fred Van Dyke soninlaw in partnershfrTwith Harry Downs who made the connection possible Chuck Hilton KGLO news editor and Harold Lambert 5 Hilton first heard of the arrangements a week ago and kept in touch ures PagS the SPOt WheU the 6Vent Other pic This was where Life magazine picked up the cue A 3page spread appeared in August One page length picture showed Mrs Lam bert and the 2 youngsters reflect ing a look of weariness but not futility The brief mention also said Mr Lambert owned an auto repair shop in Latvia hoped to enter the same type of work in America Garageman Harry Downs of Greene was attracted He sat down and wrote Life an Inquiry Who were these people Would they like to come to to settle What would be the procedure Quick Response Machinery whirled fast Life acted as a gobetween at first But Lambert was quick to respond to the Hawkeye offer and after that all that kept the deal from com pletion was clearance and sale of the Gundel The group of Latvians decided to spend Christmas together prob ably for the last time and then the Lamberts were free to make their new connections Correspondence had been very fatisfactory Downs found that Lambert had not only run an auto repair in Latvia he had been both mechanic and body man for a large Ford dealership in Sweden Downs is a Ford Dealer The benefactor was confined to his home with influenza Monda night and Tuesday but the Greene delegation which received the Lamberts was highly impressec with the man who engineerec the flight of freedom and his family Met Train at Waterloo They were met at Waterloo as they stepped off the train at p m Monday by Fred Van Dyke Downs business partner and son inlaw Harry Downs jr 16 high school student Arthur Lindell and Robert Fischer Greene editor Lindell of Swedish descent manages the Tyden farms here and volunteered to act as interpreter He found his job made easy how ever as the Lamberts were able to converse in English almost as well as in their native Latvian and adopted Swedish tongue The drive to Greene found Mrs Van Dyke and Mrs Downs wait ing with a welcome in the large furnished apartment earmarked for the Lamberts Its an entire upstairs of 5 rooms above the Van Dykes The kitchen is completely mod ern with equipment the Downs and Van Dykes installed including a new electric range near new re frigerator and large cupboards Papa Lambert a squat trim man who if he had any failed to show the fatigue of travel from Boston joked with the gathering and left no doubt that this was one of the happiest moments of his life Give Away His wife said little but smiled appreciatively at her hostesses and the gleam in her eye was a dead give away of joy The youngsters frolicked until early morning ignoring slumber time as they eagerly awaited a look at their new surroundings From Latvia to Sweden to Bos ton to Life magazine to new horizon had come at last to a family which made its breaks and got them Believe Student Assassin of Egyptian Prime Minister UN Orders Release of Indonesians Paris united nations security council ordered the Neth erlands Tuesday to release cap tured leaders of the Indonesian republic within 24 hours The council acted on a resolu tion of Chinas delegate Dr Hsia ChingLing who said there was no reason for the Dutch to delay even for a day the release of Dr Soekarno president of the repub lic and members of his cabinet The leaders were taken when the Dutch seized Jogjakarta in their newest police action in Java and Sumatra Council members were critical of the Dutch for their provisional refusal to obey the council order to halt fighting in Indonesia Roads in Mason City Area Are Hazardous The state highway patrol ported Tuesday that sleet made highways in the Mason City area slippery and hazardous The patrol issued the following road summary Cherokee Spencer Rock Rapids and Estherville snow falling highways slippery Humboldt Algona and Webster ty icy and hazardous Waterloo slippery TAKE PACKAGES Berlin German police Tuesday confiscated packages of Germans traveling from the Russian zone to the west ern sectors without Russian export permits or food ration cards re has Cairo rime Minister Mahmoud Fahmy Nokrashy Pasha was assassinated Tuesday morn ing Police said he was shot by a student disguised as a police offi cer They declared the assassin was a member of the Moslem Brotherhood association a nation alist group recently outlawed by the prime minister The slaying occurred in the ministry of interior where the prime minister was on the way to his office Witnesses said the as sassin emptied his revolver at Nokrashy Pasha and that 5 bullets struck him One went wild He died 5 minutes later without ut tering a word Other persons in the building at the time said the assailant ap proached Nokrashy Pasha and shook hands with him before drawing the gun The killer was arrested imme diately In outlawing the Moslem Broth erhood the prime minister charged the group with respon sibility for violence which caused several deaths The order followed a series of explosions in Cairo business establishments Kellar Evans sean were confirmed Tuesday by the participants Columnist Robert Allen reported McKellar and Evans met in a Washington hotel recently and quoted Evans as saying Senator we have differed politically but there is no reason why there should be any enmity between us McKellars reply Allen said was a smashing blow to Evans face In Washington Monday nigrt Senator McKellar was quoted as saying that All I can is that something like that happened but I dont want to say anything about it In Nashville Evans was quoted as saying that I simply folded my hands behind my back and did not return the blow as I had no desire to strike the senator in view of his age will be 80 on Jan 29 Ruthven Farmer Held for Assault With Intent to Murder Emmetsburg Mason 72 Ruthven farmer was held in county jail here Tuesday after he allegedly attempted to shoot Harry Kummerfelte 47 Monday Police said Mason pulled a 22 caliber revolver and put it in Kummerfeltes face Monday as the climax to an argument They said the gun failed to fire when Mason pulled the trigger because of a broken spring Man Is Killed When Hit by Automobile Davenport Muhs 74 a Davenport street sweeper Oskaloosans Will File Appeal Bond DCS IVIoines for Oskaloosa property owners fight ing to save several blocks of shade trees have notified the Iowa su preme court they will file appeal bond late Tuesday The court set Dec 28 as the deadline for posting a surety bond if the property owners appeal from a district court decision favoring a streetwidening project That would mean destruction ol the trees was killed early Tuesday struck by an automobile downtown intersection when at a Robert P Achenbach 24 driver of the car told police he did not see Muhs who was pushing cart across the street until his he was nearly upon him Achenbach was not held crew as Capt Bob Linquist Fort Myers Fla pilot Ernie Hill 22 of Miami copilot and Miss Mary Burke Jersey City N J steward ess The coast guard airsea rescue service said the last contact with the plane was made by overseas radio at New Orleans at a m The plane at that time gave its position as 50 miles south of Miami Overseas radio a unit of the civil aeronautics authority read the position report back to the plane and asked for confirma tion No answer was received Continuous calling by radio brought no further response v Claim Priest Admits Guilt Budapest Hungarian government announced Tuesday that Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty Catholic primate of Hungary has confessed that he plotted to over throw the communist regime and restore the Hapsburg monarchy in Hungary A ministry of interior commu nique said that the primate who was arrested Monday on treason and espionage charges admitted that he planned restoration of the Hapsburg monarchy in conversa tions with Francis Cardinal Spell man of New York and Otto of Hapsfaurg during a visit to the United States last year Cardinal Mindszenty admitted the communique said that he conducted a 1hour confidential negotiation with Otto in a monas tery near Chicago on June 21 1947 at which he told Otto about the Hungarian royalist movement under his leadership The cardinal further con fessed the communique said that at this secret meeting he and Otto agreed that after an expected 3rd World war the United States would support a federated central European kingdom The 1600word communique said that Mindszenty confessed sending secret reports regarding Hungarian internal affairs to western power envoys Minneapolis Gas Explosion Kills 1 Man Minneapolis man was killed and 7 Minneapolis Gas Co workers were hospitalized Tues day when a gas main exploded at a south Minneapolis intersection Three other workers were treated at Deaconess hospital and released Flames shot into the air burn ing the 7 injured Malker Smith died when he was trapped in the excavation authorities said Heavy gas fumes prevented res cuers from entering the excava tion immediately The fire depart ment was called to the scene to extinguish the fire No cause was given for the explosion Ashford Is Freed on Bond Francis M Ashford 36 119 Connecticut N E was free on bond Tuesday on a charge of assault with intent to commit murder Preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan 6 Meanwhile the victim of the midnight stabbing last week showed slight improvement Given little chance to recover Arthur Ashburn 44 20 4th N E im proved somewhat both Monday and Tuesday The altercation started after a phone talk in which the 2 became angry and Ashburn came to the Ashford residence Mrs Ashford is the former Mrs Ashburn and has custody of a 9 year old youth over whom the quarrel is alleged to have developed Flyers Are in Good Condition SkiEquipped C47 Makes Landing on Snowy Plateau Washington air force fliers outraced the navy and the arctic cold Tuesday to rescue 12 marooned comrades from the Greenland ice cap The dramatic rescue was achieved at a m GST by a twinengined C47 transport plane flown by Lt Col Emil G Beaudry and 1st Lt Charles H Biackwell both of the Westover Field Mass air base They skiied their big plane into a landing on the icy 7700foot plateau where 3 other rescue ships had crashed or been stranded loaded the castaways aboard and zoomed off again with the help of rocket boosters Land at Bluie West Air force headquarters here announced that the rescue plane landed the men at Bluie West 8 field at a m CST Beaudry and Biackwell radioed back to the air force rescue base at Goose Bay Labrador that all the marooned men were in Rood condition Seven of the castaways had been stranded since Dec 9 when their transport crashed on the Plateau Five more flyers joined them during the ensuing weeks in 3 separate rescue attempts that failed Air Force Victory It was a spectacular victory for the air force whose Greenland rescue crews had gone allout in an effort to remove their comrades from the cap in the face of howl ing gales that reached velocities of 100 miles an hour Beaudry and Biackwell effected the rescue at almost the same time that Col Bernt Balchen tha air forces top Arctic expert was ar riving in Greenland with a picked crew of specialists from the Alas kan command to lend a hand in the operation And they beat out by a full 72 hours the oncoming navy carrier Saipan which put out from Nor folk Va last Saturday with 5 helicopters it planned to land on the ice cap SAME Black flat traffic 24 baun Dies of Christmas Eve Crash Injuries Des Moines Raymond Dawson 57 of Dea Moines died Tuesday in a horpital here of in juries suffered in an automobile accident near Dallas Center Christmas eve Mrs Dawson also is in the hos pital in critical condition Hos jpital attendants said Dawson lost control of his car and it hit a bridge abutment or pole Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Snow flurries Tues day evening Low Tuesday night 20 High Wednesday 20 Iowa Snow flurries early Tuesday night Clearing and colder late Tuesday Wednesday fair Low Tuesday night 10 northwest to 20 southeast Iowa 5day weather major temperature changes until Friday night when turning colder again Rain changing to snow likely again Friday Warm er Sunday Temperatures will average 3 to 5 degrees above normal Normal highs near 33 lows near 15 Precipitation will total near onequarter inch water content Minnesota Generally fair colder south and east central portions Tuesday night Wednesday fair IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 34 Minimum 22 At 8 a m Tuesday 30 YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum 11 CutTradeWith Eastern Europe Yugoslavia to Send Materials to West Belgrade Yugoslavia goslavia cut off all food exports to eastern Europe Tuesday and prepared to begin trading her rich stores of copper zinc iron ore and timber to the west in return for industrial machinery The trade break with Russia and soviet satellite countries was an nounced in a major policy speech before the Yugoslav parliament Monday by Marshal Tito Tito said Yugoslavia no longer will export any meat wheat oils and other items to eastern Europe because those nations have vio lated trade agreements with Yugo slavia as a result of the comin forms excommunication of the Tito government Concrete economic pressure from eastern Europe is increas ing Tito told parliament in pre senting the 1949 budget of 161 000000000 dinars If our allies in the countries of the peoples democracies do not want to help us if they violate agreements and various obliga tions they have with us then of course we must sell our raw ma terials elsewhere to capitalist countries in order to buy the machines needed for mechaniza tion of our mines and heavy in dustry Patricia Ferris Condition Improved Ferris 20 daughter of Mr and Mrs Wayne Ferns was reported improved here Tuesday She was seriously in jured in an auto accident near Rockwell Sunday morning Clarke Bradwell 20 Eldora driver of the car escaped injury The auto which hit a bridge guard rail lelt the road and was demolished ACTOR DIES Hollywood Westley 70yearold former Broadway leading man died of a stroke Mon day A favorite of the early 20s he appeared with the Dolly sisters and Lynn Fontanne and later played minor film roles   

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