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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 5, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME r MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copyl MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 5 1949 This Paper Consists of Two No 101 GlobeGazette Photo FOUND Reed 47 409 4th S W was found unconscious in the garage where he keeps his car about Vi block from his house slumped over the wheel Friday afternoon Doctors said he was in serious condition for several hours after he was taken to Mercy hospital but he was reported much improved Saturday He apparently started his car with the garage door closed about 7 a m Friday to go to work at the Mason City Rendering com pany was poisoned by the fumes and later threatened by exposure He was found at p m by his stepson Junior Ward 10 after Mrs Reed discovered he had not reported for work Friday Reed told police he remembers starting the car but he had presenceof mind enough to turn off the switch shortly before overcome When he was found the switch of the car was turned off but the heater fan was and the choke pulled out Mason City police and firemen gave emergency treatment until an ambulance arrived Soy Tofts Statement Propaganda GOP Senator Claims Labor Law Will Be Changed in Name Only Washington UR Two demo crats on the senate labor commit tee said Saturday that GOP Sen ator Robert A Taft was indulging in propaganda when he forecast the TaftHartley act would be re pealed in name only Senators James E Murray D Mont and Claude Pepper D Fla accused Taft of being ab surd They made their comments to a reporter as the committee pre pared to hear more witnesses in day and night sessions on the ad ministration bill to replace the TaftHartley law with an amended Wagner act Denham Testifies One witness on Saturdays list was Robert N Denham counsel for the national labor relations board His testimony is not ex pected to support the administra tion bill TSft told a news conference Friday that the administration is more interested in getting rid of the TaftHartley label than in re pealing its provisions He said ad ministration spokesmen had ap proved about threefourths of the TaftHartley law in their testi mony No Repeal No one Saturday is proposing to repeal the TaftHartley law in in form he said Murray said the Ohio republi cans statement sounds absurd its propaganda I think there will be no seri ous change in the administra tion bill in the committee and I think we can hold it on the floor he said Claim Price Drop Is Not Alarming New Storm Sweeps Eastward to Threaten Relief Drive By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New snow arid wind storms on the Pacific coast moved into the plateau states Saturday and threatened to curtail relief opera tions in parts of the western bliz zard areas Generally however hay lift op erations and the big job of clear ing snowclogged roads to ranches and Indian reservations continued The5th army reported that since operations started in the Nebraska South DakotaWyoming area a week ago rescue crews had reach ed 7846 snowbound humans and more than 224000animals Planes Not Grounded Overcast skies failed to halt the transport planes from flying their mercy errands in Arizona Army national guard and civil air patrol planes carried food andmedicine to the snowbound Navajo Inidan reservation At Ely Nev Col Adriel Wil liams commanding officer of the air force groups flying hay to stranded livestock in Nevada said It touch and go with the weather The haylift was halted by driving snow Thursday but flights were made Friday despite high winds and snow Cold weather is general over most of the nation again Saturday Temperatures in nearly every sec tion except southern Florida are below normal Mercury Drops A subzero belt early Saturday extended from the northern Rock ies to northern Illinois The read ings ranged from 18 below at Bis marck N D to 7 at Bradford 111 The mercury touched around zero at Chicago The mass of cold air moved east ward into the Ohio river valley and headed for the Atlantic sea board Lower temperatures were forecast for most of the eastern half of the country Saturday night Some warming up was predicted for the belowzero regions Des Moines Man Is New ISEA Head Des Moines Harvey L Hill a classroom teacher at North High in Des Moines was elected Satur day as the new president of the Iowa State Education association Hill succeeds Dr E L Ritter of Iowa State Teachers college at AP Wirephoto separated by nearly 7500 miles not even an ocean could keep Miss Shiuymg Yang and her SUI fiance Tiento Siao apart They will be married late Saturday The wedding will take place in the home of Dr L L Dunnington pastor of the First Methodist church who will perform the ceremony A few close friends have been invited Cedar Falls The election was by the ISEA delegate assembly A E Laurit zen of Algona who is county super intendent of Kossuth county was elected vice president Under cus tom Lauritzen probably will move up to the presidency a year from now Mrs Dorlhea Fort Madison teacher in Lee county was elected as an executive board member at large B Vandepete of who is a rural Farmer Killed in Auto Crash Osage Glen E Koethke 26 farmer near Toeterville was kill ed about a m Saturday when his car crashed into a bridge on highway 218 a mile and a quarter southeast of Lyle Minn just south of the Minnesota line Koethke was alone in the car going east and no witnesses to the crash could be found but investi gation showed chat the car hit the bridge on the left side started to climb up the steel girder and fell back on to the bridge out of the car and underneath it when found Sher iff Ted Horn of Osage said he might have fallen asleeo at the wheel Death was attributed to head injuries Horn also said there was evidence that another car had the wreckage after the ac cident took place Koethke was single The body was taken to St Ansgar and pre pared for burial 2 lowans Are Dead After Car Wrecks By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two lowans died Friday night as the result of trarric accidents The latest death to be reported was that of Earl L Dodds 55 of Des Moines He was killed Friday night in a collision of a stock truck and his car on highway 64 just west of Melbourne The state highway patrol re ported the accident occurred near a railroad overpass The patrol men reported the car heading to ward Des Moines and the truck apparently met and sideswiped In Des Moines Walter R Whit fetch 55 Columbia trucker who had been unconscious for 17 days since a collision of his truck and a Rock Island freight train here Jan 18 died at Broadlawns Gen eral hospital Oppose Move on Filibuster Approval of Debate Limiting Rule Seen Washington demo crats Saturday voted unanimously to oppose a republican move Mon day to force an immediate deci sion on a proposal for curbing fili busters The democrats agreed in caucus to oppose a move by Senator Wil liam F Knowland RCal to force a debatelimiting proposal out of the rules committee The proposal would enable twothirds of the senate to limit debate on any measure motion or other sen ate business Senator John L McClellan D told reporters that all dem ocrats supported the move to op pose Knowlands resolution on grounds that any other decision would give republicans control over the senate leadership Senator Harry F Byrd said that despite the democratic decision he believed the rules committee would approve the de bate limitation amendment Wed nesday Administration leaders and re publicans believe the proposed rules change is a necessary fore runner to enactment of the civil rights program Southern demo crats oppose the plan to cut off debate In the past they have used the filibuster to block civil rights legislation Congregational Group Votes for Merger of 2 Churches Cleveland Congrega tional Christian churches general council voted Saturday to proceed with a merger with the Evangel ical and Reformed church The councils 929 voting dele gates favored the union 757 to 172 The 2 denominations have a membership of nearly 2000000 persons The combined churches would be known as the United Church of Christ Opponents of the merger had attempted to block the union on the ground the council had no au thority to act This move was beaten by a decisive vote Friday The Rev James W Fifield Jr of Los Angeles a leader of the antimerger group said a meeting would be held later Saturday to discuss steps to be taken by con gregations opposing the union He said legal action might be consid ered Saturdays vote came on a rec ommendation by the churchs com mission on interchurch unity thai the council declare a sufficient percentage of churches in the de nomination had approved the plan and that consummation oi the union was warranted Papas Named to Post at Eldora School IN 2DAY MEET Iowa City 2day meet ing of school directors of audio visual programs opened at the University of Iowa Saturday with an address by Dr Edgar Dale Ohio State unviversity Stanleys to Face Trial on Tuesday Petit jurors in the U S district court for northern Iowa Saturday were summoned by Judge Henry N Graven to report at the fed eral courthouse in Mason City Tuesday at 10 a m Two jury cases are scheduled for trial William Stanley and his wife Minnie Marie Dora Stanley are scheduled for trial at 10 a m on a charge of transporting across a state line money obtained b fraud They were charged by T E Diamond U S district attor ney with defrauding Curtis Lar son Kasson Minn of and transporting it across 3 state lines The other case involves the suit of Ray Kittleson Mason City against the American District Telegraph company It will get under way as soon as the Stanley trial is completed Kittleson sued originally in Cer ro Gordo district court for dam ages of because of in juries suffered when a workman for the company fell on him through a skylight at the Jacob E Decker and Sons plant The workman John K Cunningham Mason City was helping to in stall an automatic fire alarm sys tem at the time Cardinal in 15Minute Final Plea Prosecutor Asks Hard Sentence for Defendants BULLETIN Budapest trial of Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty ended Saturday night Sentence will be passed next Tuesday the court announced Budapest Hungary Cardinal Mindszenty facing a pos sible death sentence for treason aid Saturday night in his final plea May the Lord give wisdom o the court when they pass their sentence which may help a settle ment at home and abroad His 15minute plea came aftei he prosecutor of commumstdorn n a t e d Hungary demanded a haid death by the Roman Cath olic primate and all 6 of his as sociated defendants I brought the love of my church to this courtroom and beg for this love for the Hungarian state to which I have shown my obedience here the cardinal said I also beg for this love for myself and may the Lord give wisdom to the court when they pass theii sentence which may help a settle ment at home and abroad The cardinal spoke slowly and simply but his language is diffi cult to translate A freer transla tion of his actual vords would in dicate that he meant that he hopec the church would show its love t the state and also confer its love on himself its humble servant Gyula Elapi the state prosecu tor asked the 5man peoples court to brand the defendants as traitors He said It is not Josef Mindszenty head of the Roman Catholic church wlio was indicted It was Josef Mindszenty the Hungarian citizen he wear the purple of a cardinal or is clad in rags AP Wircphoto SHAH shah of Iran was shot by a newspaper photo grapher Friday and slightly in jured in Tehran Iran Martial law was declared immediately Stocks in Drop Again on Saturday Market in Biggest Average Loss Since Truman Election Washington Stock and commodity prices hit the skids again Saturday but the drop failed to shake official reassurances that neither the price trend nor an up surge of unemployment is causa lor alarm Corn and cotton leading actors on the market stage resisted sell ing and got back part of their losses The wheat market was described as steady on covering On the anniversary of the mar ket break of 1948 stocks fell steeply for the biggest average loss since the selling wave that fol lowed the presidential election Share losses ranged up to and many issues sold at the lowest Boy Charged With Murder of Uncle Caruthersville Mo ald Scott 13 was charged Satur day with the first degree murder of his 14 year old uncle Ronald confessed that he killed Henry Jackson Jr last Tuesday while on a hunting trip accom panied by Ronalds 10 year old brother The boy claimed at first that his uncle shot himself accidentaUybut later admitted the shooting He said they got into an argument and I just got mad I shouldnt have done It he said Ban Leftwing Party in Iran Shahs Condition Good After Murder Attempt Tehran Iranian gov ernment outlawed the leftwing Tudeh political party Saturday after angry crowds wrecked Tu deh clubs throughout Tehran in the wdke of Fridays attempted as sassination of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi The Shah 30 was wounded twice Court attaches said his con dition was satisfactory The Shah was shot in the back and through the face late Friday on the steps of Tehran university Thre bullets passed harmlessly through the Shahs hat even though the assassin fired at point blank range court attaches said They said the Shah was hit in the mouth but that the bullet did no injure any bone The wound in the back was superficial they said Martial law and a curfew wai imposed immediately in Tehran Similar measures were expected to be imposed in the provinces The gunman who shot the Shah died of the beating he took from royal guards and police authori ties announced Identified as photographer for the Moslem newspaper Parcham Islam he pre tended to be taking a picture of the Shah and instead fired 5 shots at him Fourteen leaders of the leftist Tudeh party were arrested More arrests were expected prices of 194849 This came on top of Fridays break which brought drops of as much as Metals rails oils industrials and utilities were represented on tho osing side Cotton Lower New York cotton futures re overing from earlier lows closed 95 cents to a bale lower At one time all corn soybeans ye and lard futures and July and September wheat in Chicago were at seasonal lows Every wheat con ract except May was under Wheat finally closed with rises up to 1 cent a bushel and corn as much as a cent down Altogether the dollar was buying more than it did a few months ago The Associated Press index of 35 wholesale commodities dropped nearly a full point reaching the lowest mark since Feb 6 1947 Loose lard was offered on Chicago board at a hundred pounds the lowest point in 6 years The Pennsylvania railroad said it was laying off 2500 of the 45 350 men in its maintenance of equipment department They will be furloughed for an indefinite pe riod Altogether reported in the census bureau Washington there Eldora Aristotle Papas a WEDS PRODUCER j Hollywood UR Australian born actress Ann Richards 30 married former Broadway produc er Edmond Angelo Friday night at the First Methodist church They will honeymoon in Carmel Cal and later in Europe trained psychologist has been ap pointed assistant superintendent at the Iowa training school for boys here Hollis Miles acting su perintendent announced Satur day Papas 35 has been chief psy chologist at the Cherokee state hospital He received his B A degree at the University of Illi nois in psychology education and sociology and is completing work for a doctors degree from the University of Chicago He was a clinical psychologist and physical trainer in the army and a coun sellor and psychologist in Chi cago settlement houses Miles said he believed Papas accepted the job because the prob lems at the Eldora school present a challenge Papas succeeds H J Malone who resigned Thursday Malones wife has been dietitian at the school Black liar means truffle death in put houri Hampton Flyer Claims Airlift Speed Record Frankfurt Germany navy flyers claim the speed rec ord for the Berlin airlift Lt K R Miller of Hutchinson Kans and Ensign J L Keenan of Hampton Iowa reported they flew a round trip lift haul in 3 hours and 32 minutes The previous record was 3 hours and 48 minutes AP Wirephoto EXPLOSION RIPS OUT man stands in the rubble on the floor of a barracks apartment at the municipal airport in Des Moines Friday after an explosion caused by a leaking gas pipe sent tenants fleeing from the building and blew off the buildings sid ing A mother and her 2 small children were in the exposed room at the time of the blast but were uninjured and stepped through the opening in the wall made by the explosion Gov Beardsley Signs 2 Measures Des Moines William S Beardsley Saturday signed 2 more bills passed by the legisla ture One bill makes it possible for dock boards in cities and towns to acquire land along a water front by condemnation The bill was introduced into the legislature by the 2 representatives from Du buque and is to take care of a local situation The other bill would allow the state to sell some land along and under the Mississippi river at Dav enport to the Aluminum company of America for were 2000000 more unemployed in January than in December Only 700000 Actually the true drop was only 700000 Officials said the other 1300000 reported as jobless real ly arent part of the nations nor mal working fare they were probably holiday employes stu dents or others seek jobs Officials saw about however Secretary of Labor Tobin said the present unemployment level bears careful watching but he added that the situation is not alarming Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy Sat urday night and Sunday with occasional light snow beginning Saturday night and continuing Sunday Slightly warmer Sat urday night Low Saturday night 15 to 20 High Sunday in low 20s Iowa Cloudy with occasional light snow Saturday night and Sun day Colder west and central Sunday Low Saturday night 2025 Minnesota Light snow and warm er Saturday night Sunday mostly cloudy Snow flurries east portion turning colder east and south portions IN MASONCITY Globe Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 10 Minimum 13 Below At 8 a m Saturday 8 YEAR AGO Maximum 12 Minimum 3 Below who no longer little to worry Says Report of Strokes of FDR Untrue New York The daughter Of the late President Roosevelt says that a doctors claim that her father suffered 3 strokes before the one that caused his death is absolutely and completely un true Mrs Anna Roosevelt Boettiger replying to a statement by a Dr Karl C Wold St Paul Minn said in her regulai broadcast over the American Broadcasting company network Friday My father at no time had a stroke or anything like it until he suffered the cerebral hemorrhage which caused his death on April 12 1945 In a book part of which is re printed in the current issue of Look Magazine Wold said that Iioosevelt suffered his first stroke a light one in 1938 After a 2nd and serious stroke in 1943 the doctor wrote the presi dent was given only 6 months to live by a group of doctors Mrs Boettiger said she was living in the white house and working closely with my father at the time of this 2nd supposed stroke and was in constant touch with Admiral Ross Mclntire who was caring for fathers case of in fluenza I repeat again he did not have a stroke FILES FOR DIVORCE Des Moines The wife of Elmer G Croft former Des Moines garage operator now serving a 7 year prison sentence on a of defrauding Polk county filed suit for divorce on grounda that her husband has been con victed of a felony   

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