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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 11, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wire CITY GLOBEGAZETTE WSPAPER THAT AAAifcc AII t HOME EDITION K THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAYJFEBRUARY 11 1949 20 Hurt in Riot Between Rival Unions 300 Stage Fight Over Handbills at Harvester Factory East Moline 111 20 persons were injured Thursday in a pitched battle between some 300 members of rival unions and one union official declared his men would return and do Ihe job next time The bloody brawl occurred at the gates of the East Moline works of the International Harvester company Two top officials of the CIO United Auto Workers were of men gather around the passing out handbills Witness May Be Asked to Declare Party New York Judge Harold R Medina was to rule Fri if the star defense witness in the trial of 11 communist leaders must answer whether he is a com munist himself mem State Department Orders Hungarian to Leave Country Washington States Friday I retaliated United against V Gohey sought to ask the question of Prof Doxey A Wilkerson Ne gro educator who has attempted to prove the federal jury selection system is prejudiced against mi nority groups McGohey who was hoping to prove Wilkerson has an interest in the outcome of the case already has drawn admissions from the professor that he was a communist party official in 1943 and that he had been associated with all the defendants for periods from one to 5 years Judge Medina said he was puz zled why in view of Wilkersons admissions that the defense law yers objected so strenuously to his answering about his present affil iations with the party It makes me think the judge said there must be something here affecting his interest I ought to know about There must be something more to this than meets the eye Hungary for expulsion of 2 Ameri can officials irom Budapest by ordering a top Hungarian diplo mat out of this country The diplomat ordered to leave soon as possible is John G Secretary of the U S Attorney John F X Me gation here The state department notified Minister Andrew Sik Thursday that Florian is no longer persona grata or acceptable as a repre sentative of his government The notification gave no rea son for the demand that Florian leave State Department Press Of ficer Michael J McDermott told reporters it was pure coincidence that Florians expulsion followed the ejection of the American of ficials from Budapest in the last 2 weeksi Diplomats however accepted the move as being at least in ef fect tit for tat The state department in an nouncing this action also de nounced the filing of spying charges by Communist Bulgaria against 15 leaders of the United Evangelical church in Bulgaria Development of Africa Is Planned Washington multimil lion dollar BritishAmerican plan for development of darkest Afri ca was unveiled Friday by Mar shall plan officials Getting the program troit UAW vice president and director of the unions agricultur al implement department said Will Return We will be back to give our message to the East Moline Har vester workers very soon and there will be enough of us to do the job next time Pat Greathouse of Chicago UAW regional director who also was injured likewise said the fracas will not halt the CIOUAW or ganizing campaign at the plant Some 70 UAW organizers clashed with nearly 200 Harvester workers members of the CIO United Farm Equipment Workers union The 2 unions have been en gaged in a jurisdictional dispute Sta 30Y Sees Lower Costs in Building Foley in Testimony Before Joint Economic Committee Thla Paper Consists of Two No 107 Could G Jail Tei Washington Evidence of a since union the was Equipment ordered by Workers the CIO started Foul Play Not Seen in Death Helen Seivers Husband Released From Jail Charles Seivers 42 was at liberty Friday after a pre liminary examination showed no evidence of foul play in the death of his wife Helen Seivers 35 who found dead in their trailer horrte in a camp here Thursday morning Seivers was released from jail Thursday night when Dr Harold W Morgan of Mason Ctiy made his report following an autopsy The contents of the stomach how ever were sent to Iowa City for analysis and this report is being awaited before the cause of Mrs Seivers death can be determined Son Finds Body Marvin Seivers 7 son of Mr and Mrs Seivers was the first to find his mother Thursday morning He went to the home of his uncle Harold Zubrod and said There is something wrong with mother Zubrods aunt Mrs Russell Vette of Waverly who was visit ing at the Zubrod home went to the Seivers place with the boy found the woman was dead and notified Zubrod who called the au thorities Sheriff B F Atherton said Seivers admitted writing a note which he found in the trailer home Text of Note The note said I have taken all I can So do as you want to as I am leaving for good this time Drink to your hearts content and get your lawyer as I am going to get a divorce Seivers told authorities he had been working on a farm but had been unemployed recently Atherton said Seivers told him that he and his wife had had dif ficulties before and had quarreled over her drinking The sheriff said Seivers also stated that he and his wife had visited several night spots Wednesday evening and later separated Private funeral services for Mrs Seivers will be held Saturday at 4 p rh at the Hauser funeral home with burial in Riverside cemetery Besides her husband and son Mrs Seivers leaves her parents Mr and Mrs Charles Zubrod the lather living in Charles City and the mother in Chicago lowan One of 6 Hurt in Navy Air Accident Washington An was one of 6 persons injured Thursday in the crash of a 4mo tored navy privateer plane over the Patuxent Md naval base Two navy enlisted men were killec in the crash The lowan listed by the navy as severely injured was Guthrie of Newton Iowa G E More than twothirds of Spains land area is either arid or semi arid and part of the rest is too mountainous for cultivation Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness with snow flurries Friday night turning much colder Saturday partly cloudy and colder with light snow beginning in after noon Low Friday night about 5 below zero High Saturday about 5 above Northerly winds Friday night Iowa Cloudy with snow flurries Friday night and turning cold ei much colder northwest por tion Strong shifting winds will cause some drifting Saturday partly cloudy and much colder with slowly diminishing north erly winds Low Friday night zero to 5 below northwest to 10 15 southeast Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook High temperatures during the next 5 days will average 25 de grees north to 32 south Lows from 5 above north to 14 south or about 5 degrees below nor mal Much colder Saturday Warmer with light snow late Sunday Snow Monday and turning colder late Monday Cold Tuesday and snow late TuesdayRising temperatures Wednesday Onetenth to two tenths of an inch of precipita tion falling as light snow Minnesota Blizzard overspreading state Friday night but diminish ing in intensity as it reaches southern portions Considerable drifting and blowing snow with snow flurries and strong north west to north winds Friday night diminishing Saturday Clearing north and snow flur ries south portion with a cold wave Saturday Lowest temper atures Friday night 5 toi 15 below northwest and 5 to 10 above southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 15 Minimum 2 At 8 a m Friday 15 YEAR AGO Maximum 24 Minimum 17 would cost about most of it supplied Ipy the economic co operation administration The idea is to tap fresh sources of scarce minerals and improve transporta tion in Britains 2000000 square miles of African colonies Details of the proposal were laid before congress by Thomas K Fin letter chief of ECAs mission to the United Kingdom Skilled American manpower as well as U S dollars would be used to help unlock huge deposits of natural resources in theAfricajj colonies Finletter told congress Pollsters in Defense of Their Methods Iowa City nationally known public opinion samplers who picked the wrong man for winner of last Novembers presi dential election did some explain ing Friday It came in a symposium in which Archibald Crossley of Crossley Inc New York and George Gal lup director of the American In stitute of Public Opinion took part The panel was part of the conference on attitude and opin ion research sponsored by the University of Iowa Both Crossley and Gallup ad mitted mistakes in judgment in predicting the 1948 election Both vigorously defended the polls and sampling methods used Both stressed the problem of determin ing who will vote The polls performed according to Gallup said An error of approximately 4 per cent is a good performance but not good enough in a close election We would have needed an allow executive board to turn over its membership to the UAW 1 in Hospital AH but one of 13 persons hos pitalized after the riot were re leased Friday Disorderly conduct charges against Greathouse and Livingston were continued in East Moline police court Friday to Feb 21 The 2 union officials were released on bonds Com plaints against them were signed by Arvid Sheets president of Local 104 of the Farm Equipment Workers union Sheets said he would seek ad ditional warrants from the state charging the UAW officers with inciting a riot 2 Are Blown From House by Explosion McCook Nebr blast caused by gas from a faulty water heater leveled all but the kitchen of a 4room house here late Thurs day throwing Mr and Mrs John Mitchell into the yard and drop ping their daughter Dolores 17 into the basement All escaped serious injuries The blast blew the roof of the house into nearby trees Neighbors said it sounded like a dynamite explosion The family had just finished supper and Dolores had started out of the kitchen when the blast occurred Mitchell was stunned when his head hit a tree in the yard But he and neighbors rushed into the flaming ruins to rescue the screaming girl Dolores was hospitalized with burns on her arms and legs but doctors said she will recover Her parents were treated for burns on their legs and arms turn toward lower home construc tion costs was laid before the sen ateh o u s e economic committee Friday Raymond M Foley housing and home finance administrator re viewed the period of rising costs since the war with this conclusion There is some evidence that construction costs may be stabil izing and that a turning point may have been reached This is reflected he said in small drops in lumber prices and in other construction cost indexes during October and November 1st Decline This he pointed out is the first decline in home building costs since May 1943 Nonetheless con struction indexes for residential building still are more than double the 1939 level This possibility of a turn in the tide is encouraging Foley told the committee but it is clear that we still have a long hard way to go to bring new house prices within the reach of the potential mass bracket Foley said the cumulative effect of growing buyer resistance is beginning to be evident The mar ket for expensive houses has be come sluggish he said Repeats Forecast Foley repeated his forecast pre some 17000000 new housing units will be needed before 1960 Of this number near ly 15000000 will be nonfarm homes He said that by 1960 the bureau of census estimates some 7000000 more nonfarm families will re quire housing than in 1947 The rest of the 1500000 units would be replacements and rehabilitation of older units MR AND MRS WILLIAM STANLEY Winds of 70 Miles an Hour Followed by Cold in West ance of less than one per cent of error to pick Truman in 1948 I doubt if polls ever reach that de tree of accuracy Crossley expressed doubt about he justification of pollsters ever forecasting election results Crossley and Gallup admitted failure to take a late poll as a major reason for their getting the wrong answers in November Gal up said another major error was n eliminating the large group of voters undecided in October from Gallup poll on the assumption hey would not go to the polls Yoshida ReElected as Japans Premier Tokyo An overwhelming conservative majority F ri d a y night reelected Shigeru Yoshida as prime minister of Japan The leader of the democratic iberal party which is ultra con servative received 350 out of 451 louse of representative votes He had resigned Friday morning to comply with constitutional proce dure Communists threw newly acquired total of 35 votes to Ine iro Asanuma a right wing social democrat who was making a token ace He received 86 votes HORN SAVES LIFE HuntsvIHe Ont VTeredith was saved from burning o death by his automobile horn Thursday His car skidded on an cy pavement turned over 4 times nd burst into flames Meredith was knocked unconscious but the lorn jammed and aroused him in ime to escape Blues Singer Faces 2nd Narcotics Charge San Francisco Sing er Billie Holiday had more troubles Friday Already at liberty on a narcotics charge the torch singer was indicted by the coun ty grand jury for possession of opium Her bail was raised from to Miss Holiday was given permis sion to fill a night club engage ment at Vancouver B C and will return next month for trial Say XRays of Wrist Bones Disclose Ills Chicago UR Xrays of chil drens wrist bones can disclose mental retardation thyroid defic iency lead poisoning and other abnormalities 3 pediatricians re ported Friday Drs M G Peterman W B Frey and J D Raster of Milwaukee said that a study of 684 films showed that such pictures are a valuable aid in diagnosis and that every child should be Xrayed Delayed ossification was noted to be associated with mental re tardation and congenital heart disease cerebral birth injury disease of the pancreas and de fective brain development with hyperthydroidism and allergy the doctors said Other conditions which Xrays of childrens wrist bones disclose are syphilis tumors rickets and scurvey the doctors said They made their report in the Journal of the American Medical associa tion By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Winds up to 70 miles an hour shrieked out of the snowstacked Rockies and south across Wyoming Friday And right behind it in the wests paralyzing parade of bad weather came an Arctic cold wave biting into Montana and heading toward Nebraska In addition a new blizzard howled down on northern Minne sota It was expected to overspread the state Friday night Avalanches of snow and minor floods Pacific meanwhile northwest harassed the Heavy rain Chambers Said He Recruited Americans for Red Spy Ring Washington Com munist Whittaker Chambers has testified that he recruited Ameri cans for soviet espionage in Ja pan during the mid1930s it was learned Friday Chambers told house spy inves tigators he provided these agents with an operating base in this country The base a fictitious news feature syndicate was dis mantled in 1936 he said The testimony was given to the house unAmerican Activities com mittee at a secret session last Dec 28 It created little stir at the time and was mentioned only as a line in a report which said To Other Countries Mr Chambers said the espion age ring recruited its personnel primarily in the United States for operations in other countries in cluding Japan Germany France Finland and China A person who was connected with the committee at the time said it was not clear whether the Chambers ring was linked with the soviet spy ring in Japan iden1 tified by the army Thursday That ring described as perhaps oneof the most successful of all time kept Russia informed of Japanese plans for 9 years before Pearl Harbor the army said The army report was to be dis cussed by the unAmerican Activ ities committee at a meeting later Friday Representatives of the justice department and army and navy intelligence were invited to sit in on the discussion Might Follow Up There were some indications that tne committee might follow doused the coast Light snow piled new layers on inland drifts At Laramie Wyo Fridays wind reached nearly 70 miles an hour At Cutbank Mont the mercury shot down from 52 above to 11 be low zero within 12 hours Nebraska expected a new cold wave snow squalls and gale force winds by Friday In the east light snow whitened northern New York southern New England and western Pennsyl vania The temperature dropped 10 to 20 degrees from the Missis sippi river east to the Atlantic but southerly winds hoisted the mer cury 10 to 30 degrees from the river west to the east slope of the Rockies Strong winds continued to swirl the mountainous snow in the western plains hampering the re opening of highways and clear ing of rail lines An army troop train remained stalled at Rawlins Wyo Want Robert Mitchum to Finish Film Hollywood Mitch urns lawyer goes to court Friday to try to spring the film star from jail long enough to finish his cur rent movie Shrewd Criminal Lawyer Jerry Geisler filed a motion for tempor ary release of the actor serving a 60day sentence on marijuana charges The hearing was set for Friday Giesler asked that the sentence be postponed until April 1 plead ing that hundreds of workers at RKO studio will be out of work unless Mitchum finished the film The Big Steal The sleepyeyed actor who spent Thursday mopping his cell and playing solitaire had been scheduled to leave this week for Mexican location work on the pic ture up the whether army report the Japanese to learn spy ring could be traced to this country Chambers in his secret testi mony said a news feature syn dicate was set up as a facade for the Japanese operation The syndicate provided the agents with passports credentials and funds he explained He said the apparatus was dismantled with in 24 hours in 1936 because of a fallacious report that an agent had been arrested an Japan Fatally Injured as Tractor Overturns Rolfe year old Gary Leadley Rolfe farm boy was fa tally injured Thursday night when the tractor which his father Elmer was driving slid off the road east of here and overturned Gary riding on the machine and his father were pinned under the tractor for an hour before a mo torist discovered them Leadley es caped with a fractured leg and cuts SAME While flat meant no traffic 4eatk pail 24 NLRB Calls for Wilson Plant Vote Washington fP The national labor relations board has upheld the CIO Packinghouse Workers local at the Cedar Rapids Iowa plant of Wilson and company in connection with a union repre sentation dispute The board in a unanimous de cision released Friday ordered that an election be held by March 10 at the plant In the election all production and maintenance employes will vote solely on the issue of whether they wish to be represented by CIOUPWA local No 3 for collec tive bargaining purposes The board rejected the attempt of the Independent International Association of Machinists to set up a separate bargaining unit for cer tain employes at the plant The board also dismissed the move of the AFL Amalgamated Meat Cut ters unit to gain representation for employes of the plant ONLY 1 JUDGE Des Ittoines the popula tions of Burlington and Clinton increase above the 30000 mark in the next census they wouM still continue to operate with one municipal judge under a bill pro posed in the Iowa senate Thurs day ms Jury Begins Considering Fraud Case Each Also Could Be Fined William Stanley and his wife Minnie Marie Dora Stanley face a maximum of 30 years in the penitentiary and fine each if found guilty by the federal court jury which Friday afternoon be gan consideration of theic case The case went to the jury right at noon after Judge Henry N Graven had instructed the 3 wom en and 9 men to return a verdict against each of the 2 defendants on each of 3 counts The counts are 3 Counts 1 Transporting across the Iowa Minnesota state line ob tained by fraud from Curtiss Lar son Kasson Minn 2 Transporting the money from Cedar Rapids to Detroit 3 Transporting the money from Detroit back to Iowa U S District Attorney T E Diamond outlined the govern ments case to the jury in his ar guments Friday forenoon He in sisted that the Stanleys are a pan too dangerous to let loose on the public and you should retire them permanently from circulation He accused Mrs Stanley of making her own character worse than it was painted by any wit ness No one else claimed that she had immoral relations he said and the government witnesses denied it but she in front of her husband brazenly claims it to discredit the government wit nesses Equally Guilty Diamond tied Stanley to the casa by pointing out that under the law he is equally guilty if he aided abetted or assisted his wife He recalled that Bernard Morgan now serving time for robbing the Sheffield bank testified that while ihey were in jail together Stanley told him of dictating his wifes movements in her affairs with other men Stanley who is free under bond and living at a Mason City hotel during the trial denied Thursday light on the witness stand that he cnew anything about his wifes af airs Mrs Stanley who has not jeen able to furnish bond is being held in the Mason City jail She also testified that her husband knew nothing of her dealings with other men and that he never saw arsons money until they were in Vlason City Diamond accused Mrs Stanley 3f trying to hide behind her chil irens high chairs Their chil dren should not create any sym athy for them the prosecuting ttorney contended because I lonestly believe their children are etter off without them Their many aliases are proof hat the couple schemed to defraud veryone with whom they came n contact Diamond continued in is argument to the jury Bachelors Not Stoves Theirs was a survey for bache lors not a survey for stove he said in commenting on their al business of repairing stoves Why would it be necessary to make a legitimate survey under assumed names he asked Diamond called attention to the fact the Stanleys always got there together and left together Points to Quarrels He pointed out the couples claim that in between times they had terrific quarrels and neither knew of the others activitiesand then Diamond asked Does any one believe that kind of rot John H Mitchell of Fort Dodge the defense attorney told the jury m his closing argument that Mrs Stanleys sense of morals is dif ferent than ours and I say to you before her that I do not approve of it But that is not what she is charged with He emphasized that the Curtiss Larson case was the which the jury has only one to decide transporting money obtained by fraud Story Not Rigged If there ever was a case where a story was not rigged up it must be this case declared Mitchell for even the government admits she told things they didnt know He explained to the jury that he was not a lawyer with a great deal of experience in criminal aw He got into the case he said because the Stanleys eldest daughter was graduated from Fort 3odge high school together with his daughter and they were riends Some Juries might convict this ivoman on some of the things shm   

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