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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 29, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME TMi NIWSPAMft THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWAM4 HOME EDITION Associated Press and United Press Full WJres Five Cents a Copyi MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 29 1948 Governments Indian Policy Is Attacked Washington UR A Hoover commission task force said Wed nesday that the governments duty is to help the Indian become better American by becoming better landowner The committee on Indian affairs it was revealed has prepared an extensive report for the commis sion which takes the government sharply to task for taking care of its Indian wards like forgotten stepchildren The report says in essence Since we have told the Indian that he is an American who can vote lets at the same time help him to become selfsupporting It recommends that the Indian be given by the proper govern ment departments better technical instruction on crop production soil conservation irrigation and ero sion He should be educated the report says in how to till his land for maximum produotion how to care for his grazing lands and how to conserve his timber holdings A comprehensive study by the committee headed by Prof George Graham of the political science de partment at Princeton university concluded that the United States has given its Indian wards gener ally poor land This has been an added handicap to the Indian who is not a natural farmer Czech Papers Make Attacks on Catholics Prague round of attacks on the Catholic church hierarchy in Czechoslovakia was carried in the Prague press Wed nesday The chief theme of the stories is that workers councils large organ izations andCatholic individuals are voicing demands that the Catholic bishops and clergy an nounce publicly their real atti tude toward the peoples demo cratic order in Czechoslovakia The campaign resembles in many respects an inspired popular campaign in Hungary which has just been climaxed with the ar rest of Josef Cardinal Mindszenty Letters to editors commentaries and leading articles charge here that priests have been convicted of antistate activity but that the hierarchy does not denounce them Instead they say the church has deprived Minister of Health Rev Josef Plojhar of his functions as a priest because he worked along with the communist leaders in the government Woman Dies Man Injured in Car Train Accident Cedar Rapids Marengo woman was fatally injured and her husband hurt critically early Wednesday when their car was in collision with the North Westerns crack streamliner City of San Francisco at a Cedar Rapids cross Ing Mrs Katherine Yearian 30 died In a hospital following the acci dent which occurred about a m Her husband Byron 32 re mained in critical condition at University hospital in Iowa City several hours later Melvin J Peters 25 of Maren go driver of the car in which the Yearians were riding received a broken nose cuts and bruises He was reported in fairly good con dition in a Cedar Rapids hospital Berkley Optimistic on European Situation Paris President Elect Alben W Barkley ended an 8day tour of Europe Wednesday with the observation that he didnt think communists were going to take the place over during 1949 Crops are better he said living standards are rising and the Mar shall plan is working These things he said contributed to eco nomic stability Economic stability brought political stability Barkley will leave Wednesday alght by air for Washington to be present Dec 31 he said for the final groan ol the 80th congress ON THE SCENEGlobeGazette Photographer ST Mus ser looking for a snow scene Wednesday morning happened by 7th and South Federal when this semitrailer truck struck a 7 year old boy The youngster James Follmuth son of Mr and Mrs D E Follmuth 24 7th S W is shown in the arms of John Hostetler 124 12th S E while Don May 207 8th Place S E hails a passing motorist to take him to the hospital The boy got off the city bus May was driving and ran in front of the truck driven by D F Luecht 1627 Wilson S W police said The youth was treated at Park hospital for minor scratches and bruises Quake in Western Nevada Cuts Power Phone Lines Reno Nev rumbling earthquake struck heavily throughout western Nevada Wed nesday breaking power and trans continental telephone lines The nearby town of Verdi was shaken into a welter of broken glass chimney bricks and fallen plaster Despite the widespread but rela tively minor damage to Verdi small mountain community 10 miles west of Reno no one was injured The earth shocks rattled dishes and windows in Reno and across the Sierra into northern Cali fornia They were felt as far west as San Francisco and southward into the San Joaquin valley to Fresno and Merced A light shock was recorded as far south as San Diego Cal A reporter from the Reno Ga zette telephoned from Verdi that Everything in town is damaged to some extent One wall of a 33yearold build ing which once housed the Verdi General store was knocked down Elsewhere house frames were twisted chimneys down wall plaster fallen and windows and dishes broken Overhead transcontinental tele phone lines of the Bell system were snapped southwest of Verdi in the Truckee river canyon but service was maintained through underground circuits Dies of Christmas Eve Crash injuries DCS Moines Raymond Dawson 57 of Des Moines died Tuesday in a hospital 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 pital attendants said Dawson lost control of his car and it hit a bridge abutment or pole LOS ANGELES GROWS Los Angeles Californ ia taxpayers association which makes a yearly census estimate said Wednesday that Los Angeles county has a population of 3 951 500 people The figure is 42 per cent above the official U S census of 1940 which gave a population of 2785643 SAME Black flar IrafMs death in pail 21 Lovett Calls Arrest of Priest Sham Washington Secre tary of State Robert A Lovett said Wednesday the arrest of Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty climaxed a long series of oppressive actions by the communist Hungarian gov ernment against personal human and religious freedoms Lovett said the cardinal was ar rested on patently false charges The acting secretary described Hungarian assaults on freedom as a sickening sham He predicted that the arrest would affect the attituie of all free nations toward Hungary The cardinals arrest and what he described as other examples of this type of behavior in commun ist countries interfere Lovett said with efforts to establish world peace Such actions he said make peace an aspiration rather than a reality The cardinals arrest he added was another link in an un happy chain of events which be gan when the communists seized power in Hungary Fortune Teller Leads Man to Murder Try Emmetsburg 70 year old man who said a fortune teller told him a neighbor was poisoning his cattle was in jail Wednesday ac cused of attempting to kill his neighbor Fred Mason Ruthven was charged with assault with intent to commit murder in the attempted assault on his neighbor Harry Kummerfeldt Mason accused Kummerfeldt of poisoning his cattle County At torney Joseph Hand said He con fronted Kummerfeldt Monday night and demanded from him Hand said The county attorney said Mason pointed a revolver at Kummer feldts head and threatened to shoot if he wasnt paid When Kummerfeldt refused Hand said Mason pulled the trigger the gun failed to go off Mason was quoted as saying that his cattle were dying of poison and that a Clay county fair fortune teller last fall had told him that his neighbor was poisoning his stock The word restaurant was first applied in America to dining rooms of the better hotels and to a few high class a la carte dining places 6 to 10 Inch Snow Covers North Iowa Say Highways Are Passable But Difficult Highway commission plows were clearing a 6 to 10 inch fall of snow from North Iowa highways in the face of biting winds Wednesday following an all night fall of snow fanned into drifts by heavy winds Snow was still drifting Wednes day In places it piled up on the highways almost as fast as the plows cleared the pavements workmen reported to the local of fice in Mason City Highway engineers said most roads in the Mason City area are open to 2way traffic but that snow is still drifting All high ways are snowpacked and drift ing The state police reported that roads in the northwest section are open to oneway traffic only in many places All roads there are snowpacked and slippery The snowfall which continued Wednesday in eastern Iowa fol lowed Tuesdays freezing rain In most sections roads were snow packed and slippery where there was no drifting The police radio said roads in the Red Oak area are almost im passable and that highways in westcentral area are hazardous The snowfall varied from 6 inches in Cerro Gordo county to 10 inches in Worth Emmet Hancock Kossuth and Winnebago Floyd re ported 7 inches and Mitchell 8 inches Buses and some trains were late in arriving Wednesday morning The west bound Milwaukee trains were 2 hours late and other rail road passenger trains also experi enced some delay By Wednesday afternoon operations were nearing normal See Debt of Million 5 Firms Present Claims on Tucker Chicago amended creditors petition filed under fed eral bankruptcy laws charged Wednesday that liabilities of the Tucker Automobile Co may run as high as The petition was filed with Fed eral Judge Michael L Igoe by 5 companies which presented claims totaling The original pe tition filed by the 5 companies sought appointment of a receiver and reorganization of the firm The amended petition filed Wednesday asked appointment of a trustee instead of a receiver but it asked that the trustee be given the power to operate the business and manage it The petition charged that the Tucker Corp has sustained enor mous losses through its inability to get into production of rearen gine automobiles As of Oct 1 1948 the petition said the com panys cash items totaled only while its liabilities were 1690842 The petition said that pledged assets might increase the total to and that an inspection of the firms books might uncover still more indebtedness West Union Brothers to Inactive Polio List Iowa City West Union brothers Robert Cook 23 and Gerald Cook 26 were transferred Dec 21 Speeders caught going 75 miles per hour in North Carolina auto matically forfeit their drivers li censes for 6 months This Paper Consists ot Two No Agree to End War Against Indonesia SHOVEL typical Wednesday morning scene in Mason City and elsewhere throughout Iowa was the one shown above Snow shovelers found the 8 inch layer of wet snow heavy shoveling The picture was taken looking north Federal av enue from 5th street 9 Japanese Officers to Be Hanged Yokohama JP Death on the gallows was decreed Wednesday for 9 Japanese officers including 3 generals for the beheading of 33 American fliers Seventeen of the airmen were killed after Em peror Hirohito broadcast his sur render speech Sixteen other Japanese were as sessed prison sentences ranging from 5 years to life by a U S 8th army commission Seven other de fendants in the mass trial were acquitted Witnesses testified the U S airmen were decapitated after they were told their executions were in retaliation for the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nag asaki Russians LashOut at Royall London official Rus sian news agency Tass said Wednesday in a Moscow dispatch that United States Army Secre tary Kenneth Royall lied when he reported recently that 13000000 persons were confined to Russian concentration camps Tass is authorized to deny this absurd fabrication of Mr Royall as a downright lie and a foul cal umny against the Soviet Union Tass said The agency added that This is SU w Cl LL CUlMdLCQ dUUCU LUdL JLU15 IS to the list of inactive poliomyelitis the first time American intel cases at University hospitals ligence has misled the government 91 of the United States with ridi culous information of this kind Royall made his statement in Berlin during his tour of Ameri can military establishments over seas Soy Closed Shop Ban Will Be Lifted by New Congress Washington People on both sides of the labormanage ment fence are predicting that the 81st congress will make the closed shop legal again If this happens great numbers of workers will be brought under contracts requiring them to be union members in order to get or hold their jobs Labor leaders are taking it for granted that the closed shop ban in the TaftHartley act is doomed Officials of the chamber of com merce of the United States say this seems likely Senator Taft one of the sponsors of the TaftHartley law told a reporter Change Likely It is safe to say that the ab solute prohibition of the closed shop is likely to be changed But Taft quickly added that its impossible to predict exactly what congress will enact on this general subject He hinted he will seek a closed union ban as a substitute for the closed shop ban If we are going to permit the closed shop we can hardly have the closed union he said By closed union he means a union that bars people from membership on grounds other than nonpayment of reasonable dues or initiation fees Ought to Go Taft predicted flatly that con gress will eliminate the Taft Hartley provision which prohibits a union from writing a union shop contiact unless a majority of the employes authorize it in an election This provision ought to go he said Heres how the union shop dif fers from the closed shop A closed shop contract prevents the employer from hiring a worker who isnt a member of the union A uniori shop contract per mits the employer to hire any worker he pleases but the worker must then join the union or get nv VA e w Hit nfii kil JlCi QLfli JL UCJoUctJ fired Under either contract if a night when she joined a studio worker quits the union the em ployer has to fire him UN Orders Jews to Withdraw From Negev Desert Region Paris United Nations ordered Israeli troops Wednesday to retire from the Negev desert of southern Palestine The security council also ordered both Israel and Egypt to end hostilities there The council adopted a British sponsored resolution by 8 votes with 3 abstentions No negative ballot was cast The United States abstained on all sections of the resolutions as it was put to vote by paragraphs Russia and the Soviet Ukraine abstained from all sections except the preamble and the order to cease fire During thedebate on the reso lution British delegate Harold Beeley said he had just received a cable from the British embassy in Cairo reporting that Jewish forces had penetrated Egyptian territory and attacked an Egyp tian town just inside the border He did not say when such an action took place Beeley said this in the course of a statement that the Israelis were conducting operations outside territory al lotted them under partition The council afterwards ad journed its Paris meetings Its next session will be at Lake Suc cess N Y on Jan 6 The British resolution as amended by France and Egypt in cludes an order to both sides to cease fire and obey instructions given them by the acting medi ator Dr Ralph J Bunche in the councils Nov 4 truce resolution Hold Rites for Slain Premier Authorities Close Egyptian University Cairo o r e than 70000 Egyptians gathered in the streets of Cairo Wednesday to witness a state funeral for assassinated Pre mier Mahmoud Fahmy Nokrashy Pasha Even while the funeral was be ing held the new Egyptian govern ment headed by Premier Ibrahim Hadi Pasha launched an intensive drive against the underground terrorists responsible for Nokra shys assassination Nokrashys body was carried to a mausoleum at Abbassia several miles outside Cairo in a gun car riage drawn by 6 horses The mausoleum was built for former Premier Ahmed Haher Pasha who was assassinated Feb 24 1945 The bodies of the 2 slain premiers will lie side by side As part of the war on terror ists the government closed Fuad university in Cairo for an indefi nite period to help stamp out stu dent agitation Egyptian politicians asserted that the terrorism and demonstra tions which have wracked Egypt lor the past 3 years were caused by communist agents attempting to overthrow the authority of the Arab states ELIZABETH GOES OUT London Elizabeth made her first public appearance since the birth of her son Tuesday audience at a British Broadcasting Corporation variety radio show BULLETIN Washington JP President Trumans plane The Independ ence landed safely at National airport Wednesday after nearly an hours delay caused by had weather Death Takes Old Citizen of Dougherty Dougherty John Jack Dougherty 86 first white child born in Dougherty township son of Daniel Dougherty for whom the town was named died at a Rock well hospital Tuesday night He had been in poor health for several years For many years he was in the farm machinery business with his brother James the partnership being known as the Dougherty Grain Co He retired more than 10 years ago Mr Dougherty in recent years made his home with his 3 sisters Miss Margaret Miss Theresa and Mrs Mary Wade Other survivors are the follow ing brothers Msgr E J Dough erty pastor of Sacred Heart Cath olic church at Waterloo Barney who lives on a farm south of Dougherty and Joseph of Butte Mont Funeral arrangements were in complete Wednesday morning Dave Roses Off on Honeymoon Las Vegas Nev Conductor David Rose was honey mooning Wednesday with his 3rd wife 21yearold model Betty Big el ow The 2 were married Tuesday night at El Rancho Vegas hotel Rose 38 formerly was married to Actresses Martha Raye and Judy Garland Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and cold Wed night winds and low of zero to above Thursday fair and sunny with rising temperatures High Thursday 23 Iowa Clearing and much colder Wednesday night Thursday fair Low Wednesday night zero to 5 above northwest and 10 to 15 southeast oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 32 Minimum 22 At 8 a m Wednesday 22 Snow 62 inches YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 21 14 Also Will Release Prisoners Statement Follows 24Hour CeaseFire Deadline by UN Paris Netherlands told the United Nations security coun cil Wednesday the Dutch will or der an end of hostilities in In donesia at Midnight Friday The Dutch representative Jan Herman Van Royen also an nounced that the Netherlands soon will release President Soekarno of the Indonesian republic and mem bers of his cabinet who were cap tured at the outset of Dutch op erations The release will be on the un derstanding that the persons con cerned will refrain from activities endangering public security he told the council The statement came within an hour of the end of a 24hour dead line served by the council on Hol land Tuesday for the liberation of the Indonesian republican leaders The councils deadline for the release of the leaders was adopted Tuesday in a resolution proposed by China The council ordered a cease fire Christmas eve but the Dutch had failed up to Wednesday to give any assurance that the order would be obeyed It was thought the Dutch wanted to have their police action against the re public virtually completed before agreeing to end the fighting in Java and Sumatra Plan NSLI Dividends Payments Will Begin in 1949 Washington IP ranging from a few cents to sev eral hundred dollars will be paid out in 1949 to veterans who took out national service life insur ance The veterans administration said in announcing this that 16000000 veterans may share in the pay ments Unofficial estimates of the size of the surplus fund from which the dividends will be paid range from to Officlals said that veterans who took out the minimum pol icy and held it a short time will receive only a small dividend But the GIs who got into the pro gram early and for the maximum amount of probably will receive up to several hundred dol lars The VA plans to make refunds on all policies on which premiums were paid for 3 or more months This includes policies that have lapsed or matured as well as those now in force At Least 4 Killed in Hotel Fire Twisp Wash UR Firemen searched the ruins of the 40 year old Campbell hotel Wednesday for the bodies of at least 4 persons killed in an explosion and fire that destroyed the building Tuesday Nine hotel guests escaped with out injury by jumping from win dows into snow banks The exact number of persons in the hotel could not be determined because the hotel owner Tom Campbell was among the missing Assistant Fire Chief Walter Gor ley said there were at least 4 ies in the wreckage Joe Louis Faces Alienation Suit Chicago Minnesota Fair and warmer Champion Joe Louis has 30 days northwest Wednesday night Thursday generally fair and warmer I IX I T CHlCplCalHG U1C III for 24 hour period ending at 8 superior court Tuesday and said in which to file a reply to a 000 alienation of affections suit brought by a Negro minister Attorney Truman Gibson Jr filed acceptance of the suit in the action in effect meant that the boxer would accept in the suit The Rev Matthew Faulkner At lanta charged that Louis stole affections of his wife Carle 26 a former professional model   

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