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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 19, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 19 1949 ACHESON MEETS WITH SENATORSSecretary of State Dean Acheson ceeco fers with Senator Tom Connally DTex chairman of the senate foreign rela tions committee and Senator Arthur H Vandenberg RMich Friday before the start a closed door session of the committee Discussed were the final critical issues of the proposed North Atlantic security treaty UAW Plans to Return to East Moline Chicago CIO United Automobile Workers union said Saturday it would return to East Moline 111 Monday to resume a membership drive among mem bers of a rival CIO union Thirteen persons were injured Feb 10 at the East Moline works of the International Harvester company when some 300 members of the rival unions clashed at the plant gates Fists crowbars and brassknuckles reportedly were swung in the 20minute melee The rioting resulted from efforts of the UAW to take over the mem bership of the CIO Farm Equip ment Workers union which repre sents about 3000 production em ployes in the East Moline works John W Livingston UAW vice president and Pat Greathouse UAW regional director said union organizers would appear at the Harvester plant at 3 p m CST Monday to distribute literature among workers Both Livingston and Greathouse were injured in the Feb 10 outbreak Planned Jewel Robbing Spree in Hollywood New Rochelle N Y suave Gerard G Dennis described by authorities as one of the greatest jewelry burglars on rec ord is said to have admitted Hol lywood notables were his next in tended victims The 28yearold Canadian is suspected of looting wealthy homes on the east and west coast and in Canada of in jewels and furs He was arraigned here Friday on charges of firstdegree burglary and felonious assault and held without bail for grand jury ac tion District Attorney George M Fanelli of Westchester county said Dennis told him he had been planning his next forays at homes of various screen figures includ ing Jack Benny Bette Davis Eddie Cantor Edgar Bergen Olivia De ttavilland Dorothy Lamour Har old Lloyd Mary Pickford William Powell and other film stars and Dennis was arrested in Cleve land Wednesday with in unset diamonds and in cash in his possession He was re turned here Friday Search for Bandit Who Robs Doctor of Steals Auto Davenport ff Peace officers were searching Saturday for a bandit who Friday night abducted Dr A B Kuhl Sr 71 Davenport physician and forced him to drive to a highway several miles west of Davenport where he robbed mm of about and his automobile Dr Kuhl was picked up on the highway by the Iowa highway pa trol 5 minutes after being released by the bandit The physician told authorities that the bandit held a cold metal object against the back of his neck and that he be lieved it was a revolver The doc tor said he was abducted after making a night call at a hospital The car was found abandoned u Rock Island 111 TONS OF ONIONS SPILLED Ottumwa tons of were spilled on highway 63 north of here early Saturday when truck driven by J M Kulff of Lyle Minn skidded on ice and overturned Wants Labor Law to Drive Reds From Union Control Washington spokesman for the American metal mining industry asked congress Saturday to write a labor law which would oust communists from control of unions Howard I Young president of the American Mining Congress urged the senate labor committee to retain and strengthen the anti communist provisions of the Taft Hartley labor act Would Drop Provisions The committee is considering the administration labor bill which would drop the noncom munist affidavit provision in re pealing the TaftHartley law and re enacting a strengthened Wagner act Young described the Mine Mill and Smelter Works union CIO as a communistdominated or ganization which is creating tur moil in industrial relations Unless you can devise an even more effective means of ridding the labor movement of commun ism I strongly urge you to retain and strengthen the anticommun ist provisions of the present law Young said For Employers Too I think it would likewise be advisable to make these provisions apply to employers so as to elim inate the complaint that labor is being discriminated against Young testified that his own company the American Zinc Lead and Smelting company had re fused to deal with the CIO Mine and Smelters union until its offi cers signed the noncommunist affidavits Four of its plants were struck 6 months ago he said and 3 are still on strike 28 Killed in Train Crash Headon Collision Occurs in France Port DAtclier France Police said Saturday that 28 per sons were killed and more than 150 injured in a headon collision between the NancyDijon passen ger express and a single locomo tive here Friday night Thirtyfour of the injured were hospitalized It was feared that additional victims still were trapped in the wreckage Force of the collision telescoped 2 passenger cars over turning them on an embankment Sixteen bodies were recovered from the wreckage Five of the in jured died on their way to the hospital at Vesoul 9 miles from here Hospital authorities said many of the injured were in seri ous condition The locomotive struck the ex press obliquely at a switch Wil liam Fauzre a 26yearold student engineer at the throttle of the lo comotive was held by polica pend ing an investigation Boy Killed When Hit by Truck Denver Iowa iP Martin Wintz 12 son of Mr and Mrs L R Wintz living near Denver was killed about a m Friday when he was struck by a truck near the school he attended 2 miles east of the highway 633 junction 9J miles east of Waveriy The highway patrol said the truck was driven by Charles West cott 53 of Oelwein According to the highway patrol Martins father had taken Martin and his twin Marvin to school and Martin ran around the car and directly into the path of the on coming truck Courts Asked to Intervene in Bus Strike Philadelphia The courts were asked Saturday to force set tlement of Philadelphias 9day transit strike Philadelphia T r a n s p o r tation company promptly was ordered to show cause why 3 temporary re ceivers should not be appointed to conduct unhampered negotia tions and make peace PTC and the striking CIO Transport Workers union mean time arranged another meeting with Mayor Bernard Samuel later in the day in an effort to break the deadlock The 11000 PTC subway trolley and bus operators have been on strike since Feb 10 costing busi ness and industries The union and company have got ten within 7 cents of a settlement PTC offered a 7cent hourly boost while the union is demanding 13 They originally were 23 cents apart Workers now draw to All 15 Boys in High School Are Excelled Marshalltown boys in the Liscomb high school were suspended indefinitely by Supt Samuel Tyler following a series of depredations at the schoolhouse including wrecking of plumbing and destruction of equipment in the manual arts shop and the elec tric classroom signal system it was learned Saturday There are 15 boys in the high school Tyler said the action wSs discussed at a board meeting earlier in the vyeek He indicated boys not involved would be al lowed to resume classwork when those responsible for the damage had been identified As a result of the wholesale suspension a scheduled basketball game between the school and the Lamoille high school Friday night was cancelled The suspension took effect Friday Tyler said he expects the boys responsible to come forward and confess Liscomb is about 14 miles north of here CarPedestrian Collision Kills Des Moines Man Des Moines M C Bird 54 of Des Moines was killed Saturday in a carpedestrian col lision Police said Birds wife said he was enroute to his job as a fire man when the accident occurred as he walked in the street prepar atory to catching a bus Police Inspector John Gill said Carl Ray Williams 25 was the driver of the car involved in the accident and that Williams was being held for questioning SAME Black Mar Irafrte death in part 24 Acheson in Conference on Alliance Sees Representatives of North Atlantic Nations in Pact Talk Washington of State Acheson held an informal and unannounced conference Sat urday with representatives of the countries seeking to form a North Atlantic alliance Presumably Acheson discussed with them the results of his meet ing Friday with the senate foreign relations committee Acheson is trying to work out a defense clause in the proposed se curity treaty which would be ac ceptable to the U S senate and reassuring to western European nations concerned over future American military support Ambassadors of Britain France Canada Belgium the Netherlands and Luxembourg were called to the state department in midmorn ing and met with Acheson They were not accompanied by their usual advisors on the treaty It was learned that officials con sidered the session informal and preferred to be off the record as far as possible Senator Lodge RMass said the 3 hour meeting of Acheson with the senate foreign relations committee Friday was encourag ing Lodge is a member of the committee which presumably sug gested means to get around a deli cate spot in the proposed treatys wording In any report to the representa tives of the other nations involved in the pact making Acheson was expected to remind them that the United States cannot go to war unless congress says so This Paper Consists ot Two One No 114 Soy Protestant Leader Admits Guilt as Spy Sofia Bulgaria Sofia newspapers said Saturday that one of 15 Protestant leaders held on treason charges has confessed be traying Bulgaria in testimony given during a preliminary inves tigation The defendant Vassil Ziapkov was quoted as saying his role in the high United Evangelical church council was most important and responsible He added I was the link between the AngloAmericans and the high council I received espionage in formation from my colleagues and transmitted same We betrayed our motherland we revealed her se crets before enemies Indictment of the 15 on charges of treason spying and illegal for eign exchange dealings was an nounced earlier this month just after the trial in Hungary of the Roman Catholic Josef Cardinal Mindszenty on similar charges Their trial has been set down to begin Feb 25 All the defendants here are members of the United Evangeli cal church which includes the Methodist Baptist Congregational and Pentecost denominations Some if not all have been under arrest for more than a month on charges of spying for Britain and the United States ADMITTED TO BAR The following North lowans are among 64 lowans sworn in as members of the Iowa bar Friday at the State University of Iowa John T Comstock Eagle Grove Charles F Fitzgibbons Armstrong Joe Lynch Algona Thomas C Lynch Decorah John H Moodie Waveriy Kirby J Smith Burt Donald A Wine Oelwein Says Prosperity for Farmers Not Ended LONGRANGE BOMBER FLIES LOWOVER B36 bomber flies low over the U S capitol Friday during a demonstration flight of new air force planes Deaths of 7 Planned in Revenge Plot Beverly Hills Cal cers hunted Saturday for 200 pounds of dynamite hidden by a crazed boiiermaker who marked 7 persons for death in a fantastic revenge plot William Joseph Ward 55 was held in General hospital on sus picion of attempted murder after he blasted a mansion without in juring anyone He told police he was trying to get even with personnel of the state industrial accident commis sion whom he blamed for his fail ure to win compensation for a 1944 war plant injury The front of the home of Her man D Hover playboy owner of Giros night club was ripped apart by a crude dynamite bomb early Friday The blast rocked the en tire West Los Angeles area Model Husband Runs Away on Valentines Day Chicago UR Mrs James F Wernes 42 said she would forgive her more or less model husband if he returns despitethe fact that he absconded with their life sav ings of on Valentines day at that Mrs Wernes said I just dont understand why he lett They had been looking forward to a party in August to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary Wernes 48 a retired elevated train motorman didnt smoke drink or gamble Mrs Wernes said and he was more or less a model husband Heavy Snow Bad for Cattle But May Be Tonic for Crops Chicago wests heavy snows have been bitter medicine for livestock but it may do a of good for this years crops And the experts say cattle and sheep emerge gaunt and bony from winters rigors should find lush foraging Grasses and hay should thrive on ample soil moisture from the snows The pas ture prospects were poor in many grazing areas after last falls drouth And lack of snow this winter would have left skimpy grazing this spring and summer A survey of states most affected by the severe snow and cold showed little worry about next seasons prospects for wheat and other grain crops which are grown predominantly in the plains Floods a Threat The chief worries are that freezes of long duration may come after the thaw sets in and that floods may be so extensive this spring that large acreages of fallseeded gains may be drowned or washed away An extremely wet spring would delay planting of corn and other crops too Ice sheets on the ground after crops have sprouted could kill off young grains in a few days There is some concern now over the effect of ice beneath southern Minnesota snow on the legume crop there Gradual melting of the snow would have the best effect on soil moisture reserves the state crop experts say But in some of the more southerly areas of the plains surface and subsoil water is already ample This is the case in Oklahoma Most of Missouri and Kansas also have a good start due to sufficient fall rains and absorption of earlier winter mois ture Snow Good News The heavy mountain snows are good news for such states as Utah and Colorado which benefits from the slower runoff of the thick high altitude snow deposits A Utah observer said excellent grazing conditions should develop there In Colorado where a rec ord 3134000 acres of winter wheat have been seeded develop ment prospects were reported fine The mountain snow also assures full reservoirs for crops in the west coast states particularly California which depends heavily on dam stored water Therell be plenty pf water to operate the hydroelectric plants which sup ply most west coast power 3 Americans Among 14 Killed in Collision of 2 Airplanes Coventry England teen persons including 3 Ameri cans perished Saturday when an RAF training plane and a British airliner collided and crashed in flames near here British European Airways said the Americans were among 6 pas sengers who died with 4 crew members of one of their Dakota twinengined planes enroute from London to Renfrew Scotland The air ministry said 4 RAF men were killed in bomber the trainer an Anson BEA listed the American dead as Mr and Mrs J E Michaels and Henry C Aitken Aitken was listed as being from Rhode Island and was described as an employe of the Chase National bank in London Business papers and a passport found in the scattered wreckage gave Michaels home address as Highland Park 111 The planes crashed in flames at the rear of a hospital A police constable and a fireman who saw the collision said wreckage was strewn over a wide area Ship Messages Plead for Help Signals From American Vessel Are Incoherent New York incoherent series of messages one of them saying They are trying to kill me was flashed over the Atlantic ocean Saturday apparently from the American ship William Phips The coast guard said here the cryptic signals began with an SOS picked up at a m CST by the army transport Gen Stuart Heintzelman near the Azores Later on the transport informed the coast guard it received an other message Partly garbled it was pieced together to form the words Trying to kill me Please get a bearing The coast guard said British shortwave listeners confirmed the mystery signals quoting one of them as saying Got Pierce radio operator locked in radio Theyre trying to kill me Help smoking me out The William Phips a 7176ton vessel registered at Portland Me passed Gibraltar at p m CST Friday It was enroute to Galveston Texas An American destroyer left Gib raltar at full speed Saturday in response to the message Trucker Found Dead in Garage Greene body of Clar ence Raymond Clellan 37 a trucker was found early Saturday in his truck in a service station garage here The motor of the truck was still running and Coroner Frank F McKean said the death appar ently was accidental McKean said it appeared that Clellan who stored his truck in the garage drove it in shut the garage doors and climbed back into the cab of the truck He was found by Leonard Morey when he opened the station Saturday morn ing 2 Men Killed in Crash of Navy Plane Macon Ga men were killed early Saturday in the crash of a navy divebornber which had been turned awayfrom a field here because of weather condi tions the sheriffs office reported Deputy Sheriff Obie Calhoun said the plane crashed in a woods about 7 miles northeast of Macon The bodies of 2 flyers were re covered from the wreckage but were not immediately identified Calhoun said a farm woman a Mrs Harris reported at a m EST that she heard a plane pass over her home at a low altitude and shortly afterward heard it crash Calhoun and another dep uty were dispatched to the scene by radio and located the wreckage He said the plane was flown here from a field in North Caro lina and was scheduled to land at Cochran field Because of mist conditions and the fact that tRe pilot did not hold an instrument rating he said he had learned the field advised a landing at Augusta Truman Nominates North lowans for Postmasterships Washington P resident Truman has spent to the senate these postmaster nominations for North Iowa Francis L Porter Clarion and Mattison L Swaney Garner Price of Spry Takes 2nd 2Cent Reduction Cambridge Mass Brothers company Saturday posted another 2centsapound reduction in the cost of Spry its allvege table shortening The price prev iously had been been cut by 2 cents a pound on Jan 29 Both cuts were prompted by lower raw material costs The latest price reduction is effective immediately Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and cold through Sunday with occasional light snow Saturday night and Sunday Low Saturday night near 5 High Sunday 15 Iowa Colder and cloudy with oc casional light snow Saturday night and east portion Sunday Minnesota Cloudy Saturday night and Sunday with light snow No decided change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 33 Minimum 9 At 8 a m Saturday 13 YEAR AGO Maximum 50 Minimum 13 Bran nan to Talk Before Farm Group Jessup Asserts Pact of Atlantic Nations Would Be Within UN Des Moines of Agriculture Brannan asserted Sat urday that the period of relative farm prosperity has not reached its end Demand for most agricultural commodities should be strong through 1949 he said in a speech prepared for delivery Saturday night before the national farm in stitute Brannan coupled his prediction with a warning that our agricul tural economy has weak spots and a reaffirmation of his belief in an adequate price support program and a crop storage program Bold New Program Brannan joined H R Tolley an American United Nations official in emphasizing what they de scribed as the importance of Pres ident Trumans call for a bold new program of American aid to other nations A great many people in the world still live in misery Bran nan said We can pool our knowl edge with that of other peacelov ing peoples We can foster capital investment in areas that need de velopment Brannan said such a program far from raising up dangerous competitors for American farm would increase world and domestic markets for agricultural products Tolley director of economics for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization said bold new programs are needed if there is to be a market for all the things American farm ers can produce He said total world food production is far be low the level needed but declared it would take international plan ning to make Americas food sur pluses available to needy areas Manufactures Fear Americas new ambassadorat large says Russia is manufacturing fear behind the iron curtain At the same time Dr Philip C Jessup said in an address to the institute Friday night the 52 other United Nations are building peace Dr Jessup said soviet tactics and refusal to cooperate with majorities in the United Nations had neither poisoned our policy nor succeeded in wrecking the U N Dr Jessup defended the pro posed North Atlantic pact and said it was a device which would not conflict in any way with the aims of the U N or the letter of the U N charter provisions for regional alliances It does not by pass substitute or weaken the U N he said Says Labor Now Has Additional Responsibility By THOR J JENSEN GlobeGazette Farm Editor Des United States like other countries of the world is moving toward a government in which labor will have increasing responsibility according to Kermit Eby associate professor of social sciences at the University of Chi cago and until recently for 12 years a national labor leader Eby speaking at the National Farm Institute Saturday credited labors grass roots approach to politics in 1948 with winning the election for President Truman Informed observers in labor ranks tell me that 4 times as many persons worked at getting out the vote in the 1948 election as did in former elections he reported Trumans election probably means the end of any immediate formation of a labor party Eby conceded explaining that labor now is likely to hold an increas ingly important place within the democratic party Labor should use that policy making place in Ebys opinion to implement the full employment act of pointed out the need for planning a dynamic eco nomic program at a time when our economic prosperity rests on war preparations He warned that labor In order to hold a place of leadership in government must not insist on power without democratic sion or leadership with criticism V   

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