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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 16, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAK2S ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION nmu T tii VOL LV Associated Press anrt United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 16 1949 This Paper Consists Two One No AP Wirephoto PRESIDENT LEAVES FLYING Tru man leaves the air forces YB49 flying wing bomber dur ing an inspection tour at Andrews field Tuesday At left is Brig Gen Robert Landry presidential aide Plan Space Ship With Speed of 70000 an Hour Washington ff Government scientists are working on a space ship which would flash through the stratosphere at nearly 10000 miles an hour While bare hints of such an earth staellite vehicle program have appeared before the first scant details have just been dis closed in a chart issued by the Curtiss Wright Corporation long time builder of military planes engines The chart shows that secret government research is being conducted on both the 10000 M P H satellite and a 3000 4000 M P H rocket plane Also under the secret classification is a guided ramjet missile able to speed P HcNo other details were given New Satellite Scientists have speculated on shooting a rocket to the point where its speed counterbalances the earths gravity where it could circle like a miniature moon The first official announcement that military men areplanning such a satellite was tucked away in the first annual report of Secretary of Defense Forrestal Forrestal said in 2 cryptic sen tences that the earth satellite vehicle program had been put under the central guided missiles project and Lhat all 3 armed ser vices are working on the research problems Dominate Earth Some scientists believe that the nation which first creates an outer space platform for guiding or launching atomic rockets will dominate the earth Such an outpost on the frontier of interplanetary space would have both military and nonmili tary uses As a military direction post it could control long range rockets dropping them anywhere on earth It also could be used in peacetime for navigation as a reflector for radio television and radar waves and for study preparatory to travel between planets Bus Strikers in Attack on 3 Motorists Philadelphia V io 1 e n c e flared on Philadelphias strike front Wednesday as weary work ers plodded to their jobs despite the walkout of subway bus trol ley and taxi workers Police reported 3 motorists were attacked by roving gangs of men Detectives said they did not estab lish who the assailants were but that in each case the victims said ithey were accused of haulihg pas sengers for fare The men attacked one of whom was hurt seriously denied the accusation The outbreak came on the 2nd day of a strike by 3500 AFL taxi drivers and the 6th day since 1000 CIO transport workers union members quit their jobs on sub ways trolleys and buses Public transportation facilities in the na tions 3rd largest city virtually are paralyzed One of the injured motorists Clair Reed 33 is in a hospital where attendants said he is threat ened with blindness Detectives said Reed picked up a group of sailors and took them to the navy yard They said that he was over taken by 2 carloads of men who heaved a heavy object through the car window striking Reed in the eye Wag No Stand on e Floor Gillette Washington Senator Gil lette DIowa said Wednesday he would not take a stand on ad ministration proposals for 75 cents to an hour minimum wages un til he has heard committee reports The senators statement was re layted through his secretary to a reporter The secretary said a pub lished report Tuesday in Iowa that Gillette considered the proposed minimums too high came from letters the senator had addressed to constituents Qualifying portions of the let ters did not appear in the press re port the secretary said The senator is not a member of the committee which will con proposed wage minimums and he will not make a decision on this important question until he has seen all the evidence the sec retary added 9 EXECUTED Athens Nine persons were in Athens Wednesday They had been convicted by a military tribunal at Larissa of par ticipating in or aiding communist guerrilla bands Another 7 of Whom 2 were women were exe cuted Lamia Tuesday for the reason Green Raps Injunctions AFL Head Testifies in Labor Hearings Washington If the govern ment had jailed John L Lewis in the 1948 coal strike the miners would have stood like the rock of Gibraltar and never moved AFL President William Green told senators Wednesday Green made the statement to the senate labor committee in oppos ing the TaftHartley law provision which lets the government get 80 day injunctions against national emergency strikes The government did get an in junction last year when the United Mine Workers headed by Lewis struck in a dispute over a pension fund Green told the committee how ever that the miners went back to the pits only after the mine op erators met their duty The committee is studying the administrations labor bill It would repeal the TaftHartley law and replace it with a New Social Security Bill Under Draft Would Give Federal Aid to Needy of All Age Groups Washington tion experts are drafting a broad new social security program under which needy persons of all ages would be eligible for federal fi nancial help it was learned Wednesday The administrations recom mendations are to be presented to congress on Feb 28 when the house ways and means committee starts hearings on all phases of the social security program At present the federal govern ment pays a portion of the cost of relief for the needy or blind and dependent children But it makes no contri bution toward the cost of general relief Gives Hint Federal Security Administrator Oscar Ewing gave a hint of ad ministration plans earlier this week when he told the joint con gressional economic committee Public assistance should be available to persons who are des titute no matter what the cause of their destitution rather than to those who are needy because they are aged blind or dependent children Ewing said furthermore that public assistance should be ad justed to the economic needs of the various states In other words a state with relatively low per capita income would get a bigger chunk of federal aid than the states with higher incomes Warns of Slump Ewing warned that if such a program does not come about we face the certainty that experience in the last depression will be re peated in any future se ries of improvised shifting unco ordinated programs Democratic members of the ways and means committee went over various social security proposals at a white house meeting with Presi dent Truman Altmeyer and Ewing Tuesday Committee Chairman Robert L Doughton D N Car or some other democratic member of the committee ultimately will propose a measure along the lines recom mended by the administration Oklahoman Gets Steak From Rupert Des Moines UR Gov Roy Turner of Oklahoma will dine on portions of T Royal Rupert 99th his frustrated bull Joe McCarthy manager of the meat market which bought the blueblooded hereford said Wed nesday that he has sent Rupert steaks to Turner and to Gov Wil liam Beardsley of Iowa Rupert hamburger is on its way to the lieutenant governor of each state and the rest of the bull is destined for bologna McCarthy said The prize animal was slaugh tered here last week after a pituitary gland transplant failed to make him fertile His selling price in 1944 was the high est ever paid for a bull until that time POPE PIUS XII 33 Diplomats Go to Vatican Express Sympathy Over Cardinal Case Vatican City Diplomats of 33 nations Wednesday expressed to Pope Pius XII their condolences on the sentencing of Josef Cardi nal Mindszenty of Hungary to life imprisonment The Pontiff in an address oj gratitude termed the mass audi ence unique in the history of the Holy Sees diplomatic relation ships Speaking in French he saic he awaits the hour when all na tions put forth friendly hands to collaborate for the restoration o humanity at present torn by ha treds and discords Of the diplomats accredited to the Vatican who were in Rome Wednesday only Yugoslav Charge DAffaires Petar Benzon failed to attend He pleaded illness Two years ago Yugoslavia sentenced for 1G years another high Catholic Archbishop Alojzijc Stepinac on charges of collaborating with the Germans Minister Arthur Maixner of Czechoslovakia the only other iron curtain country maintaining a dip lomat at the Vatican was not in Rome The diplomats including Frank lin C Gowen special assistant to Myron C Taylor President Tru mans special representative were in full dress with decorations Little Hope for Slave Probe Seen Russians Say U S Makes Charge to Get Spies to USSR Lake Success western powers continued pressing Wed nesday for an investigation of slave labor in Russia but with no apparent hope of getting behind the iron curtain The Russians say outsiders are really intent on getting spies into their country 3rd Day That was the situation facing the U N economic and socia council as it assembled for morning session to debate the slave labor issue for the 3rd day There appeared little or no doub that the United States would ge the necessary votes for approval of its resolution calling for an investigation by the international labor organization Delegates acknowledged with resignation that the ILO could send investigators into Russia only with Moscows consent And Sov iet Delegate Semen K Tsarapkin indicated Tuesday such consent was hardly likely Press for Vote Tsarapkin told the council the aim of the U S proposal was merely to get U S intelligence representatives into soviet areas on which the United States wanted information The western strategy was to press ahead for a vote and get the council oft the record for an in quiry Russia then would be put in the position of refusing to co operate with the U N Denies US Backs Down on Alliance 5 Are Injured in Crash Near Osage Osage Five persons were in ured in an automobile collision a mile and a half east of Osage on highways 218 and 9 shortly before noon Wednesday Dr Frederic Stearns of Osage suffered head injuries and was iaken to Mercy hospital at Mason City following first aid at the Mitchell County Memorial hos pital in Osage Supt and Mrs Lester B Brede son and 2 children of Little Cedar also were taken to the hospital at Osage and later Mrs Bredeson and son William 4 were taken to Mercy hospital Mr Bredeson and Mary one year old the latter suffering minor cuts will remain under observa Wagner act The AFL dorsed that program modified has en A T T Announces Dividend of New York IP Directors of American Telephone Telegraph Co Wednesday declared the usua quarterly dividend of a share on the capital stock payable Apri 15 to stock of record March 15 The dividend has been main tained at this rate since 1922 The payment will go to some 765000 stockholders scattered al over the world and calls for ex penditure of The com pany has outstanding around 23 475800 shares of capital stock 1st Czech Spy Trial Secret Security of U S Given as Reason Munich Germany Strict secrecy surrounded the opening Wednesday of the first of 5 Czech spy trials before an 8 man U S military commission The chairman of the military commission which is empowered to impose the death penalty has ruled that revelation of the tria testimony or even of the identity of the accused would endanger the security of the United States The chairman Brig Gen John L McKee said the court would not make public its verdict The charge is sale of important secre information to the communist dominated Czech government He said the same rules would apply to the 5th case but that the 2nd 3rd and 4th trials would be public The series of trials have been known in Germany as the Czech spy trials When the U S arm reported the arrest of about 20 al leged agents last fall they were identified as members of a Czech intelligence ring although mos of them were not of Czech nation ality AP Wirephoto SPRINGLIKE WEATHER COMES TO temperature rose to 77 degrees in Tuesday prompting Mrs Eileen Maschin of Arlington dabble a foot in the reflecting pool near the Lincoln memorial while having an openair lunch with Mary Panicp of Wash ington In the background are others lunching in the sun shine Railroads in Hearings on Rate Increase Des Moiiies op erating in Iowa began presenting e9timony to the state commerce commission Wednesday on their request for a 13 per cent increase n intrastate freight rates The roads are asking that 5 ler cent of the increase be granted rnmediately and the remaining 8 per cent be granted following the current hearing Commerce commission officials said the roads have been given increases totaling 44 per cent in the last year and a half The 5 per cent increase asked immediately was granted by the interstate commerce commission recently on interstate shipments The nationally operating railroads also have before the interstate commerce commission the same request for the additional 8 per cent increase Flood Control Bill Passes Iowa House by Vote of 948 SAFETY FIRSTS 2ND Santa Monica Cal UR Safety First 54 was cited for his 2nd traffic offense Tuesday Police tagged him for driving 57 miles an hour in a 35mile zone Government Rests Case on Axis Sally Washington govern ment completed its treason case against Axis Sally Wednesday The chief prosecutor John M Kelley Jr arose in court after the jury had heard 2 more Cormei soldiers and the playing of another German propaganda record Your Honor the governmen rests he said Kelley decided at the last min ute not to call 2 other former sol diers who had been summoned to testify concerning refusal of American prisoners of war to make recordings for Axis Sally to be broadcast on the nazi radio The trial of Mildred E Gillars 48 began Jan 28 The defense has indicated that it may take as much or more time in presenting its side tion in the Thursday hospital here until Highway patrolman said Stearns was unconscious when he arrived and was lying in the ditch where he had been thrown from his car near the Bredeson car which was overturned The Stearns car was crosswise of the road and both vehicles were badly damaged Plan Program to Aid Farmers in Grain Storage Expansion Des Moines UR The Iowa house Wednesday passed a bill setting up an Iowa water control and resources council to coordin ate a longrange flood control program The measure which now goes o the senate was passed by a 94 o 8 vote after the house turned down a proposal that 6 exolficio members from state agencies be added to the 6member council provided by the bill The house and senate found they could not agree Wednesday wheth er the senate president pro tern or speaker of the house should come next after the lieutenant governor in line of succession to the gov ernors chair under a proposed constitutional amendment which would take care of cases when the governorship became vacant dur ing a governors term The ques tion was referred to a conference committee of 4 members from each house Other Action Other legislative action Wednes day Social welfare The house passed and sent to the senate 85 to 0 a deficiency appro priation to the social welfare board to run the aid to dependent children program for the rest ot the fiscal year Introduced in the house were measures repealing the requirement that anyone earning or capable of earning more thar a year be ineligible for olc age assistance and repealing the a week maximum for poor re lief County welfare boards woulc fix relief payments on a need basis School Bus Bill School senate passed and sent to the house a bill per mitting school boards to require parents to have their children neet school buses on approved routes instead of having the buses call for the children at home Par ents would be paid according to the distance their children had to travel to meet the buses Auto senate also sent to the house a bill authoriz ing the public safety department to revoke or suspend licenses of auto dealers convicted 3 times of failing to notify the county treas urer of the transfer of ownership of motor vehicles handled by them Taft Comes Out Against Control Bill Washington Taft ROhio said Wednesday that the administrations antiinflation bill proposes a completely planned and controlled economy The chairman of the senate re publican policy committee told re porters he is not condemning ev erything in the measure But he said he can see no reason for entering a completely planned and controlled economy now Taft spoke out against ttie pro posal for standby wage and price controls and other economic curbs as Senator OMahoney DWyo defended it OMahoney told newsmen that congress is face to face with question whether the government shall act or drift On the overall he said the bill represents the positive view toward conditions in which the country finds itself Unless the purchasing power of the people is maintained it will be impossible to avoid serious results when gov ernment expenditures for defense and foreign economic aid taper off Acheson in Statement on Treaty Says Country Will Make North Atlantic Agreement Effective Washington A3 Secretary of State Acheson insisted Wednes day that the United States intends to make the proposed north At lantic pact an effective security alliance He denied that country is backing away from its declared policy to do that At his news con ference Wednesday Acheson cited as a principal statement of Ameri can policy President Trumans in auguration speech of January 20 In that speech Mr Truman said the primary purpose of re gional defense agreements under the United Nations charter is to provide unmistakable proof of the joint determination of the free countries to resist armed attack from any quarter Seek Same Thing Acheson said he thinks the sen ates foreign policy leaders Sena tors Connally DTex and Van denberg and the state department are all seeking the same thing in the Atlantic treaty project In a statement Acheson de clared With regard to the north At lantic pact now under discussion I should like to emphasize that there are no real differences in regard to the objectives which this government is seeking to accom plish To Be Public The secretary also reported that he hopessoon to have a completed treaty text He said the text will be made public Discussions going on simultaneously with Sen ate leaders and with representa tives of key European countries Tiie question whether the United States has backed down from the idea of giving the west ern European countries an effec tive promise of American military help in event they are attacked arose as a result of debate in the senate on the defense clause of the treaty project On Monday Senators Connally and Vandenberg declared that the American government could not enter into an automatic commit ment to go to war Connally also challenged the idea that the United States would have a moral obligation to fight in case one of the alliance members was attacked SAME tltg IB 34 Washington govern ment mapped plans Wednesday for an emergency grass roots drive to help farmers expand storage to house mammoth grain crops ex pected with the coming harvest A program under which the gov ernment would provide storage construction loans to farmers will begin as soon as congress approves an agrictulfure department official said The senate agriculture com mittee began hearings on the stor age problem Wednesday With big crops in prospect on top of an anticipated recordhigh carryover of feed grains from last years harvest the official told the United Press that a minimum of 250000000 bushels of new stor age space must be built Corn Belt Problem The departments campaign will concentrate on the corn belt he said because thats where the storage problem is going to be seri ous He said however that ef forts would be made to prepare for wheat storage trouble spots pected in the Pacific northwest and the southwest Officials said the department would encourage farmers to build and buy storage by 1 Helping to finance the new construction with loans and 2 Guaranteeing that the government will rent the new storage to hold grain collect ed under price support loan pro grams if the farmer himself doesnt need it In addition an official said the government itself if necessary will buy some bins for farmers to use in storing surplus govern mentowned corn See Fast Action Department and farm bloc spokesmen predicted speedy con gressional action on administration bills to empower commodity credit corporation to get back into the storage provide storage construction loans to farmers Eventually officials said the government may have to own large quantities of storage to han dle larger and larger stocks governmentowned grain of Child Killed 3 Injured in Blast St Paul Minn child was killed and 3 other persona were injured seriously Wednesday in an explosion and fire at a home in St Pauls midway district po lice reported Dead was Darlene Bakke 11 Her mother Mrs Laura Bakke 47 was rushed to Ancker hospital in critical condition with second degree burns over 80 per cent of her body In serious condition were Marion Marcotte 25 and William Miller 74 All lived at 192 St Anthony blvd Authorities were investigat ing cause of blast TO TALK TO CANNERS Ames Amihud Kra mer of the University of Mary land will speak at an annual can ners conference next Monday and Tuesday at Iowa State college it was announced Wednesday Seeds men growers and canners will at tend the conference Clay Orders Russians to Leave U S Zone Frankfurt Germany Lucius D Clay has requested the official soviet repatriation mission in the U S zone to leave Ameri can occupied territory it was an nounced Wednesday The request virtually amount ed to an order it was said Army authorities said Clay U S mili tary governor in Germany had asked the Russians to leave but Ihey had contended the mission was indispensable Following this the army an nounced Because the voluntary repatri ation of displaced persons who are soviet citizens has virtually ceased the Russian repatriation mission in the U S zone will not operate after March 1 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Wednesday night and Thursday Warmer Thurs day Low Wednesday night 5 to 10 above High Thursday around 30 Iowa Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday Colder south and east Tuesday night Warmer west and south Thurs day Low Wednesday night 10 15 northwest to 1520 southeast Minnesota Fair Wednesday night and Thursday Colder southeast Wednesday night Rising tem peratures Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 26 Minimum 5 At 8 a m Wednesday 5 YEAR AGO Maximum 40 Minimum 32 Mother Baby Reunited After Nearly a Year iMacomb III mother cried hysterically with joy Tues day night at being reunited with her baby daughter kidnapeti al most a year ago The reunion of Mrs Ann Payer Jones of Pittsburgh and 18 month old Bonita Ann Jones took place in the home of States Attorney W Hayes who is prosecut ing an itinerant mission worker on a kidnaping charge Mrs Jones tearfully fondled and kissed the child for 2 before she would let Bonita leave her arms The child undernour ished and weighing only 15 pounds was distant toward her mother at first then finally chuckled at her caresses The mother came to Macomb from Pittsburgh with Capt Rose Kennington a policewoman of the Pittsburgh force Captain Kennington said the baby is one of 5 kidnaped by Mrs Jean Brokus 21 a wandering mis sion worker in various parts of the country Bonita Ann was only 6 months old when her mother last saw her Pope Pius Will Speak on Sunday Vatican City Pius XII will deliver a brief address a demonstration in St Peters Square protesting the sentencing of Joseph Cardinal Mindzenty of Hungary A Vatican source said followers from all of Romes parishes wojild mass in the square as a tohtn ef solidarity About 200000 ire re expected to attend The will speak at noon His address will be broadcast throughout the world   

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