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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 25, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 25 1949 This Paper Consists of Two NO n North Iowa Ice Cover Remains Many Schools Still Closed on Tuesday The ice sheet remained in North Iowa Tuesday and many schools still were closed particularly those whose pupils arrive by bus from rural areas Only Osage and Charles City announced resump tion of bus service Travelers reported gravel roads particularly hazardous not be cause they were more or less slip pery than the paving but because most have more crown and those not riding the center were likely to slip off the grade Light snow falling in the Mason City area made the going even more slippery on the ice Buses however were reported traveling pretty much on schedule Roads Slippery The Iowa state highway patrol reported the highways slippery at least in spots throughout the state except for the southeastern tip In Minnesota the highway depart ment said the ice sheet across the southern part was being broken off in spots The Northwestern Bell Tele phone company still fought the heavy coat of ice which broke down wires whenever the wind put extra tension on them A spokesman in Des Moines said longdistance communications had been restored to 22 of the 50 com munities whose lines broke down over the weekend A company spokesman said a total of 480 circuits failed during the storm and that crews totaling 350 men although hampered by cold weather and slippery roads have restored about 200 of them Shortwave radio circuits were set up to give longdistance service tq Rockwell City and Sac City he said Circuits Restored Most telephone circuits out of Mason City had been restored by noon Tuesday it was stated at the local office Lines to Emmetsburg Estherville Spencer and other points west were back in oper ation Onlycircuits out of Mason City still down at noon were the lines to Decorah which were broken Monday night North Iowa schools closed Tues day included those at Rockford Mclntyre Ventura Rudd Nora Springs Carpenter Kensett Hay field St Ansgar Grafton Marble Rock Alexander Meservey Cry stal Lake Orchard Floyd Bel mond Hanlontown Chapin Manly Rockwell Sacred Heart at Manly Plymouth Thornton Rock Falls Thompson Swaledale Klemme Greene and a number of rural schools Some of the larger towns had their schools open but no bus serv ice They included Lake Mills Clear Lake Northwood Garner Forest City and Sheffield John Deere Plant Scene of Walkout Ottumwa walkout of 1200 workers closed down the John Deere company plant here Tuesday and representatives of management and labor met to dis cuss the controversy Officials of the CIO United Auto Workers union representing the employes were not available for comment They were scheduled to meet with company representa tives iate Tuesday Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and cold with light snow Tuesday night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night about 5 above High Wednesday near 15 Iowa Mostly cloudy and contin ued cold Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy with rising temperatures Low Tues day night zero to 5 below north west and 812 southeast Iowa Fiveday weather Outlook Continued cold Wednesday Warmer readings Thursday ac companied by snow and freez ing rain mixed Turning colder Friday Warmer again over the weekend with more rain or snow likely Sunday Tempera tures will average near normal Normal high 35 low 15 Precipi tation generally will average i inch water content Minnesota Cloudy light local snows Tuesday night and in portions Wednesday not quite so cold south and west Tuesday night Slowly rising temperatures Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 5 Minimum 3 below At 8 a m Tuesday Zero Precipitation Trace Snow Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 15 Minimum 1 Hay Lift Is Stepped Up by Air Force By ED OLSEN Ely Nov U S air force stepped up the hay lift Tuesday for 180000 snowma rooned Nevada move already hailed as a plumb MMM good deal by stockmen With pinpoint precision the first of the huge flying boxcars dumped their cargoes of alfalfa hay to 10000 sheep on 3 ranches in a 200mile radius Monday The results were so successful that stockmen at all efforts would be made to make direct drops from the air wherever possible 17 Planes Seventeen huge C82 planes from McChord Field Seattle were available for the hay lift from Fallen in Western Nevada to Ely 260 miles to the east Take offs were scheduled at daybreak from Fallen All possible efforts were made to speed the loading of the planes to keep them all in full operation Stockmen have predicted that probably half of 45000 cattle in a tricounty area snowbound for 2 weeks face starvation The losses among 135000 head of sheep are expected to run even higher if the feeding operation is not a speedy success The hay lift so far is a 100 per cent success George Swallow United Stockmens association president commented after Mon days initial operations Plumb Good Deal And Albert Fallen district grazier added Its aplumb good deal Loyd Sorenseri owner of one ranch where aerial drops were made asserted This is the only way we could have gotten feed to the stock These flights are going to prove the salvation of eastern Nevadas livestock industry We saved thousands of sheep Monday and a considerable num ber of Give Up Nanking as Site of Capital AP Wirephoto LOAD HAY FOR C82 planes in Fallen Nev are loaded with hay which is to be flown to staiving cattle and sheep marooned on eastern Nevada ranges Some 185000 animals are threatened with death on snowbound ranges 7 Killed in Plane Crash in Germany Berlin authori ties late Tuesday informed British officials that 7 persons were killed in Monday nights crash in the soviet zone of a British plane on the Berlin supply run Eighteen persons aboard the plane which was evacuating ail ing women and children from the blockaded German capital sur vived according to the Russian re port The sovietlicensed news agency ADN and German police at Scho enberg near the crash scene had reported that 8 were killed and 19 survived Russian reports said the plane a C47 t w i nengined transport crashed in a forest near the vil lage of Chattin about 3i miles in side the Russian zone and about 10 miles east of Luebeck which is in the British zone Truman Asks Congress for Additional Acts to Avert Rail Walkout Board Appointment Would Delay Strike Washington white house source said Tuesday President Truman will interfere sometime this week to head off a threat ened strike against 15 western railroads The walkout is set for Monday This source who asked not to be named said Mr Truman will a p p oi n t a factfinding board Thursday or Friday to investigate the dispute between the railroads and the Brotherhood of Locomo tive Engineers Appointment of such a board automatically would postpone a strike forat least 60 days The 6 month old dispute be tween the railroads and the en gineers is over the unions demand for 2 engineers on each diesel en present only one engineer gme At works on an engine and the rail roads contend that one is enough The union maintains that a 2nc engineer is needed for safety purposes The railroads have re fused to arbitrate the issue and so far all government mediation at tempts have failed A strike by the engineers union would halt most railroad service in the west and midwest Buljdpzers Needed in Blizzard Area Lincoln Nebr Gov Val Peterson declared Tuesday 300 Dulldozers are needed immediately in the northern Nebraska blizzard area The governor said cattle in the 27500 square mile area were weakening rapidly and the need for getting feed to them was criti cal He said feed was available if farmers and cattlemen could only get to it The governor estimated the cost of operating 300 bulldoz ers around the clock at a day Typical of conditions snow re moval crews face was a 32inch Washington resident Truman asked congress Tuesday for to pay government expenses not anticipated when appropriations were made for the current fiscal year ending next July 1 Nearly all of the 60 items were included in his revised es timates for this fiscal year sub mitted to congress 2 weeks ago with the 1950 budget The largest items in Tuesdays request 1 For grants to states for pub lic assistance aid to the aged indigent to meet the federal share under social security law changes which became effective October 1 Vets Insurance 2 For National Service Life In surance for veterans largely to meet unanticipated claims origin ating in the 000 3 Veterans miscellaneous bene fits including higher costs of tui tion supplies and equipment for disabled veteran trainees and aid to disabled veterans in acquiring special Decreases in the 1950 budget the president said will be submit ted later to offset part of the addi tional veterans requests for fiscal 4 Mail transportation and mail messenger L Other requests included for a new automobile for Vice President Barkley Power Deficiencies The presidents requests includ ed funds for purchase of power to meet deficiencies in supply for the Colorado Wyoming and west ern Nebraska area Among these was 517500 for the North Platte project in Nebraska and Wyoming An additional was asked for the Missouri river basin to meet progress payments on go Urges More Lard Exports Under ERP Des Moines UR The Iowa Farm Bureau asked the states 8 congressmen to help obtain addi tional lard exports under the Eur opean relief program Farm Bureau President Howard Hill wrote that not only is the present price of 13 cents a pound one of the cheapest food sources the Europeans could purchase but additional export would en courage livestock production Hill said allocations for export this quarter are 72000000 pounds compared with 96000000 pounds a year ago But he said cold storage supplies of lard have jumped from 74000000 pounds on Dec 1 to 112 000000 pounds Jan 1 decreasing blanket of snow and 9 inches of ice covering runways at the ONeill Nebr municipal airport It retarded efforts of the army air forces to open the field foruse as a base for airlift operations Col Ashley Packard command ing officer of the Kearney Nebr air base reported it probably will be another 48 hours before the ONeill field can be used for a C47 transport the air force hopes to use Work has been in progress since Saturday and so far not even light planes have been able to land In the event the field cannot be opened light planes from Kear ney will drop supplies and cattle feed to snowbound farm and ranch homes in the ONeill area ing work lard prices to bargain rates None Critical After Wreck 8 Still in Hospital From Train Collision Charles of the 8 per sons hospitalized here after the crash of a freight and streamliner at Marble Rock Sunday was re ported in critical condition Tues day The 8 were among 19 treated at the Cedar Valley hospital The others were released and more than 30 other persons given medi cal aid did not require hospital at tention Engineer Warringtoii Streeter 68 Cedar Rapids will not undergo surgery as first believed He suf fered a concussion and possible skull fracture His fireman F B McClure 49 Cedar Rapids has chest injuries and a bruised hip but showed no broken ribs as first reported Most seriously burned is James P Hill Minne apolis chef who has both 2nd and 3rd degree burn s on his back arms and chest caused when a steam pipe in the galley broke Reception of Budget Talk Is Favorable Say Beardsley Charted Sound Financial Course By KENNETH HOPPING Des Moines legisla tors were studying Gov William S Beardsleys budget recommen dations Tuesday and leaders in both parties expressed the view that he had charted a generally sound financial course for the state government during the next 2 years The governors requests for ap propriations of for the biennium leaving a usable bal ance of met with ap proval among legislative leaders But there were signs that a considerable number of law makers particularly in the senate would not agree with him on all the steps he proposed for obtain ing the desired results This was particularly true of financing the state soldiers bonus Another potential source of dis agreement was in the amount of money the state should store away into a tax stabilization fund for use when revenues run low Gov ernor Beardsley recommended for this purpose Figure High Some members of the senate including those who want to pay off the soldiers bonus without any kind of property tax thought the governors figure was too high Beardsley proposed to issue in bonds for the bonus half of which would be taken up by the state at once The remaining of bonds would be sold with interest o the highest bidder They would e retired by a property tax The governor would xise up most f the state cash surplus of 50000 by paying half of the lonus cost depositing n the tax stabilization fund and evoting the balance to budget ap AP Wirephoto WILL LEAVE COUNTRY Walter Gicseking German pi anist who played before Adolf Hitler was picked up Monday by immigration officers shortly before his scheduled concert in New York Monday night Jus tice department officials in Washington reported that he has agreed to leave the U S Air Crash Brings Suit for Damages Moines Des Moines woman has filed a damage suit as the result ot an airplane crash near St Marys Kans last June 17 in which her husband and Smith 2nd cook sustained HOME BURNS Waterloo of unknown origin caused damage estimated at to the home of Len T Bry ant here late Monday INDUSTRIALIST DIES Elgin 111 Albert Potter 64 chairman of the Elgin National Watch company and former presi dent for about 16 years died Mon day night in Philadelphia Pa Word of his death was received here Tuesday 3 other Des Moines men were killed The suit was filed by Mrs Her 3ert D Ridgley against Mrs ilichard C McDoJe whose hus band was piloting the plane Mrs Ridgley contends that McDole was he promiate cause of the crash because he allegedly flew into an irea of thunderstorms Russell C Churchman 46 and Adam R Clopton also were killed n the crash GOP Leadership Controversy Due to Break Out in Meeting Omaha Republican na tional committeemen gathering here Tuesday had more to say about the committees chairman ship than about matters of party policy The committee is to hold its first postelection meeting Wed nesday and Thursday The controversy over leadership centered around Rep Hugh D Scott GOP chairman Prominent in the opposition to Scott were 2 former national re publican committee chairmen Carroll Reece of Tennessee and Harrison E Spangler of Iowa Tragic Errors Spangler declared that regard less of what Scott says or does he still will be identified in the minds of 25000000 republicans as one of those responsible for the tragic errors of the 1948 campaign Reece criticized Scott for hold ing both congressional seat and the chairmanship At least one possible contender was mentioned for Scotts post He is Ralph F Gates former In diana governor and national com mitteeman from Indiana who re portedly was getting some back ing from friends of Senator Rob ert A Taft and Harold E Stassen Not a Candidate While Gates only comment was I am not a candidate friends of the Indiana man showed reporters a telegram from Russell Daven port head of the Wendell Willkie campaign in 1940 The wire said Think Gates has strong chance and that your move is practical Seems to me all important to re move Scott so that he will not be able to dictate committee on ar rangements 4 years hence Another early arrival Mrs F Peavey Heffelfinger Minnesota national committeewoman saic she had a unanimous resolutior from her state central committee calling for Scotts removal Found Dead in Wrecked Auto Clearfield Polsley 21yearold farmer was found dead in his wrecked car Tuesday morning after he apparently skidded on an icecovered hill The car had crashed through the railing of a bridge at the bottom of the hill and overturned as it fell into the bed of a small creek His neck was broken The accident occurred 4 miles southeast of Clearfied near the farm home where Polsley lived with his mother and 2 sisters 2nd degree burns Mrs Cora Nollimier 53 St Paul Park Minn was one of 2 passen gers who are still in the hospital She has a concussion and possible internal injuiies The other pas senger hospitalized is O N Gjelle feld 59 Forest City contractor suffering from chest pains L C Redfield 35 Excelsior Minn who stayed in a hotel here Sunday night was treated for facial frac tures and released Monday Other rail employes in the hos pital are M H Watts Parsons Kans broken leg cuts and bruises and R H Smith Chicago abdominal injuries Rail traffic on the Rock Island route through Marble Rock wa opened late Monday afternoon bu wrecking crews were still at work The freight steam engine and i coal cars were badly damaged The diesel engine of the south bound ZephyrRocket and th trains mail and baggage cars wet derailed More than 200 feet o track was torn up The acciden happened when the freight faile to make the siding in time afte a knuckle on a coupling broke i and the Rocket was unable to stop in time after seeing a flagmans signal R B Bullemer Marble Rock station agent said he be lieved ropriations Road Building1 With the use of the latter sum nd expected revenues during the oming biennium he would fin ance his budget recommendations f and have left about 542230000 which he said could be ased in part for road construc ion Senator Leo Althon of Fertile floor leader said he nought the governors program vas sound and if followed by the egislature would leave the state n good financial shape Senator J C Colburn RHar chairman of the ways and means committee and a member of the group which believes the state should pay all of the bonus cost described the governors Dudget estimates as conserv ative Self Defense Indicated as Roberts Plea Waterloo fP Defense ques tioning of prospective jurors indi cated Tuesday that Fred Lee Rob erts 55yearold Dunkerton Ne gro will plead selfdefense in his manslaughter trial Selection of a jury was begun Tuesday morning in District Judge Shannon B Charltons court and indications were that opening statements would not be given un til Wednesday Roberts is charged in connection with the death of William Chuck Farrell a striking CIO Packinghouse union member last May 19 during the Rath Packing company work stoppage The shooting occurred at the plant gates as Roberts a nonstriking worker drove up to the parking lot entrance Defense Attorney Frank Ed wards asked prospective jurors if it would prejudice them against Roberts if it should appear that the defendant shot a revolver in defense of his life and property and the shot happened to kill Far rell r Government Evacuates Post There Communists Agree by Radio to Peace Talks at Peiping Nanking Chinese gov ernment headed southward Tues day a few minutes after the com munists offered by radio to meet national peace envoys in Peiping A foreign office spokesman re vealed the southward move with out giving the governments desti nation which presumably will be Canton Some ministries already have left for Canton The government and communist announcements both came as red patrols arrived on the north banks of the Yangtze river not far from the capital Removal of the seat of the gov ernment was expected to be com pleted by the middle of next month an official spokesman said The peace offer was broadcast as the capitals populace poured out of the red periled city which was raped in 1937 by the Japa nese The formal foreign office state ment said With reference to the transfer of the seat of the government southward the ministry of for eign affairs in accordance with the decision of the government has this evening Jan 25 sent identical notes to foreign em bassies and legations in Nanking Reds Establish Eastern Union Yugoslavia Excluded From Soviet Project London UR Radio Moscow File Simultaneous Suits ior Divorce Representing the state were spe cial prosecutors Allan Herrick and Robert Buckmaster as well as County Attorney Blair Woods Chicago father and Jiis son have filed simultaneous di vorce suits here Roy LaPearl 63 and his son Roy Jr 41 advertising execu tives both charged desertion in their suits filed in superior court Monday Egyptian Israeli Governments to Hear Peace Talk Reports Rhodes and Is raeli representatives left for Cairo and Tel Aviv Tuesday to report to their governments on armistice negotiations here The talks are in suspension until Thursday The United Nations mediator Dr Ralph J Bunche has ex pressed hope each government would ease its demands for settle ment for their war in Palestine so that failure of this conference will be averted The snag appeared to be over boundary lines in the disputed Negev desert area of southern Palestine disclosed Tuesday that Russia has established her own Marshall plan for 6 iron curtain countries of eastern Europe Yugoslavia was excluded The Moscow announcement termed the plan a council for eco nomic mutual assistance Mem bers are Russia Bulgaria Poland Romania Hungary and Czecho slovakia The council was organized the bioadcast indicated so the eastern European satellites could pool their resources and technical knowledge in an effort to match the successes of the American sponsored European recovery pro gram Representatives of the 6 coun tries met this month in Moscow to organize the council the broad cast said Conspicuously absent from the discussion was Yugo slavia shut off from trade with ron curtain countries because of Marshal Titos excommunication the cominform The broadcast said the new council would be open to any other European countries providing they share the principles of the council and desire to partici ate in broad economic coopera ion with the soviet bloc This phrasing was seen as leav ng the door open to Yugoslavia providing Marshal Tito would confess his sins and pledge al legiance to the Moscow party line Iowa Senate Confirms Lappen to Post on Board of Control SAME fUr death ta Zi Blast Kills 3 of Salvage Crew Trieste persons were killed and 3 injured Monday when a workers blowtorch ignited ex plosives in the hold of the former UNRRA ship William Hume The workers were salvaging the vessel which struck a mine and settled to the bottom in Trieste water a few years ago Des Moines Iowa sen ate Tuesday confirmed Gov Wil liam S Beardsleys appointment of Robert Lappen Des Moines at torney to the state board of con trol The senate action came as the house passed 4 bills and received republicanbacked legislation for a presidential preference primary and a bill to change the method of distributing gasoline tax receipts IQ counties The senate vote taken in execu tive session was not announced Confirmation required a twothird majority Passed By House The bills passed and sent to the senate by the house would Allow members of future legis latures but not this one free post age during legislative sessions exempt local taxing bodies from payment of sales taxes on goods for public use require operators of hotels apartments and tourist camps to keep records of guests to help trace fugitives and missing persons and authoi tze the state to sell Mississippi river bottomland near Davenport to the Aluminum Company of America for The senate adopted a report of the state office building commit tee headed by Senator Stanley Hart recommending appropriation of an additional 500000 to complete the new state office building in Des Moines A bill introduced to appropriate the money which would raise to tal cost of the building to 000000 Gasoline Bill The gasoline tax distribution bill was introduced by Representatives H A Moore RNew Hartford and John A Walker RWilliams Under the present law the state gives the first of re ceipts to the highway commission the next to counties on an area basis the next to counties on need basis and the remainder to counties on an area basis The MooreWalker bill woulc provide that the first after the allotted tothe highway commission would be dis tributed to counties on a basic of 10 per cent for need and 90 per cent for area Crissman to Go Back to St Louis Cedar Rapids County Attorney William Crissman is scheduled to leave for St Louis Tuesday to renew his fight to re turn Dr Robert C Rutledge to Cedar Rapids to stand trial for murder The bond undfr which the doctor is free is returnable for the 3rd time Wednesday in the St Louis court of criminal correction Crissman obtained extradition papers for Dr Rutledge from the Missouri governors office Jan 18 Former Adviser to Hirohito Dies Tokyo Count No buaki Makino 88 once the closest advisor to Emperor Hirohito died Tuesday of pneumonia Although in retirement Makino was a powerful influence in post surrender Japan He kept in touch with political affairs through soninlaw Premier Shifcru shida   

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