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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 26, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS E Associated Press and United Pres Full Lease Wire Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 26 1949 LOWLANDS FLOODEDThis air view shows one of several large ice iams in theTes are the and causing some tood nver are causing a serious flood threat to downstream areas The view looks southeast and shows the Eddyville bridge and town in the upper part of the picture Operation Snowbound Is Closed Down Omaha Nebr job of digging 3 great plains states from a blanket of snow and ice was fin ished by the 5th armys operation snowbound Saturday All snow clearance activities in Nebraska South Dakota and Wyo ming were completed one month after the army disaster relief force was created Demobilization of the worlds greatest bulldozer force was underway The only disaster area remain ing was a small section in North Dakota where an emergency was declared last week after a blizzard Maj Gen Lewis A Pick bowed out as commander of operation snowbound at noon He will leave for Washington Sunday where he will become chief of the corps of engineers He will be succeeded as relief commander by Brig Gen George Stewart Col Louis W Prentiss will of the Missouri river division of the corps of engineers a job Pick held since 1942 with time out dur ing the war to build the Ledo road Fireman Hurt in Fairfield Blaze Fairfield fireman was severely injured and severalper sons were homeless as the result of a fire which gutted the Dale Woodsmall home Friday night Mr and Mrs Thomas Penn par ents of Mrs Woodsmall who also made their home in the large frame house discovered the fire while Mr and Mrs Woodsmall were at a movie They got out safetly and 2 Woodsmall children were at a neighbors home Glenn McClure who roomed at the place also was away when the fire occurred Fireman Peter Burke suffered 2 fractured vertebrae when he fell from a porch roof while fighting the blaze He was taken to the Jefferson county hospital Says Agreement on Atom Is Necessary Chicago can be no force to back up the United Na tions until the United States and Russia can agree on atomic energy according to Mrs Eleanor Roose velt In an address before the Chicago Executives club Friday she the Russians will not show any to compromise until it has been proved to them that We are as sure of our democracy as they are of their communism Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday with some light rain or snow Saturday night No important change in temperature Low Saturday night 25 to 30 High Sunday 30 to 35 Iowa Cloudy Saturday night with very light rain or snow east portion Somewhat warmer Saturday night Sunday cloudy east and clearing west portion Low Saturday night 3035 Minnesota Light snow ending Saturday night partly cloudy somewhat colder Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 30 Minimum 20 At 8 a m Saturday 22 AGO Maximum Minimum 37 23 Rising Temperatures Bring Flood Threats to Midwest By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rising temperatures and rain over some of the flooded areas in the midwest threatened new over flows Saturday Below freezing temperatures overnight over much of Nebraska Iowa and Missouri stemmed the rapid flow of most of the streams and no serious floods were reported However several thousand acres of lowlands were inundated after several days of thawing Temperatures in the 40s were forecast for Nebraska and rain was predicted for the southeastern section In that area Friday new flooding was reported on the Ne maha river several miles below a point where an ice jam broke up earlier relieving an overflow con dition near Falls City Ice jams also caused overflows of the Re publican river in south central Nebraska and on Salt creek near Lincoln Hain also was forecast for west ern Missouri and western and cen tral Iowa Rain fell Saturday in southwest Kansas western Okla homa and most of Texas and Louisiana The heaviest falls were associated with thunderstorms near the Texas coast Corpus Christi had 116 inches and Hous ton 118 inches Temperatures dropped over the central states but the only sub zero areas were in upper Michigan and northern Wisconsin The low est reading was 11 at Grand Ma rais Mich Some of the colder air extended eastward and south and ended a spell of mild weather in some areas Fair weather was reported in the northern Rockies and along the Pacific coast 3 Crewmen Injured as Train Derailed Springfield Mo loco motive and 4 mail cars of the Fris co railroads Will Rogers passen ger train were derailed and 3 crewmen were injured early Sat urday Frank Fulton 60 of Newburg engineer was the most seriously injured Fulton a mail clerk and another crewman were brought to a hospital here The wreck of the westbound train occurred about 40miles east of here BOND ISSUE FAILS Clinton bond issue to help build a Clinton county hospital in Dewitt failed to get the required 60 per cent vote in a special election Friday The vote was 4057 for the bond issue to 4026 against Wants Pact Obligations Made Clear Washington Wal ter F George D Ga Saturday asked the State department to make crystal clear the extent of the nations obligations under the North Atlantic defense pact As Secretary of State Dean G Acheson pushed pact negotiations toward early completion he faced mounting questions in congress on an American arms supply pro gram to put teeth into the treaty George a ranking member of the foreign relations committee told a reporter that he suggested several changes in a topsecret U S treaty drafts and had alrgadjr been assured the changes were under consideration His concern the senator said related particularly to article 5 the pacts operating clause which would pledge the 7 nations to take immediate action to meet any at tack on any one of them Just what form this action would take would be left up to the individual nations to decide Acheson Friday reported excel lent progress on treaty negotia tions He expressed the hope that negotiations would reach definite conclusions by the end of next week A draft of the treaty would then be submitted for preliminary approval to the powers concerned and to the senate committee Loveland Speaks of Revisions in Farm Program Des Moines ff The present farm program says A J Love land undersecretary of agricul ture is the best in the world But he told agriculture leaders here Friday that it should be recognized that certain revisions should be made in line with past experience Loveland former director of the Iowa Production and Market ing Administration was one of the speakers at the AAAPMA meeting here He made no men tion of what the future level of supports should be In making needed adjustments in farm pro duction however the production of the entire nation must be con sidered to get the proper balance he added Greased Wooden Ramp Knock Out Drops Used to Free Cow U Yukon Okla drops cup grease and a strong pushandpull freed Grady the cow from her silo prison at a in Saturday It was a triumph for the Denver Post which invaded Oklahoma to rescue this bovine damsel in dis tress Gradys captivity ended just 5 days after she bolted into the silo through a by 254 door She was running away from Dr L J Crump Yukon vet who was treating her She left the silo with great squirming and clatter of hoofs with Ralph Patridge farm editor ot the Post pushing her from behind with the help of 3 others Doctor Pnllinr Dr Crump was pulling along with Bill and Charles Mach Gradys owners More than 40 ear ly risers gathered in the raw gray dawn to watch the solution ol a problem that stirred North Ameri ca When it came down to cases the liberation was a lot easier than expected and took everyone by surprise A truck with a power winch was standing by 100 feet a long cable leading through a shed to the little door The plan was to tie a heavy rope around the cow and drag her lubricated with the winch Gets Mickey To get Grady ready they pulled her fore feet through the door and the doc gave her a massive shot of same stuff they us in sleeping tablets Then they gave Grady a tentative heave At this moment the athletic cow apparently decided she wanted out There was a sudden scraping of hoofs on the greased wooden ramp underneath her and the Hereford burst out much as she had burst in ToFightGog Rule With Filibuster Southerners1 Plan Would Halt Activity in Senate Committees Washington sen ators mapped a maneuver Satur day to virtually paralyze senate activities during their expected filibuster against a change in the rules of debate Senator Russell DGa said the Dixie group will halt commit tee meetings while the senate is in session That would throw a heavy block on some top administration bills Normally senators are busy working on bills in committees while the senate meets But this can be done only by unanimous consent of the members Stay on Floor We will insist Russell told re porters that the members remain on the floor to hear our arguments against a rules change Most of President Trumans legislative program is now in the committee stage If the southern ers go through their plan the committees would have only Ihe morning and evening hours left for their work Russell said Senator George D a veteran of 26 years in the senate will lead off the debate when a motion is made to bring up an antifilibuster resolution Gag Debate This resolution due for action Monday would permit the senate to gag debate at any time by a twothirds vote of the members That would threaten the southern ers with the loss of their main anticivil rights weapon The fil ibuster After George has concluded his arguments Senator Connally D Texas will take up the Dixie banner Connally has 20 years in the senate Thla Paper of Two HOME EDITION innii No 3rd Pastor Pleads X Guilty to Treason Says Italians Should Help Reds in War Rome communist chief Palmiro Togliatti declared in a published interview Saturday that the Italian people would have the duty to aid in the most ef ficient way any Russian army which might be required to pursue an aggressor on Italian soil Togliatti did not specify what form he thought this aid shoulc take His statement however wenl further than last Tuesdays dec laration by French Communist Leader Maurice Thorez who said French communists would wel come Russian soldiers if they ever had to chase an enemy onto French soil The French chamber of depu ties voted a condemnation Thurs day night of French communist leadership in connection with the statement There were reports Fri day that the French government had instituted legal action against the 84man central committee ol the French communist party Some Frenchmen regarded the Thorez statement as next door to treason Togliattis interview appeared Saturday in the rightist newspa per Giornale Delia Sera The com munists of both France and Italy number about 5000000 Nashuan Killed in Auto Mishap Car of John Emmons Driven Off Viaduct Maude Emmons received word Saturday morning of the death of her son John 31 m an automobile accident near Mitchell S Dak The car had evidently been driven off a viaduct and the body was found at 2 a m Emmons was a salesman for the Dr Salisbury laboratories of Charles City His mother left at once for Mitchell and will bring his wife and 3 year old son back to Nashua The body will be brought to Nashua in the Chenoweth motor hearse and funeral services will be held here Traffic Crashes Are Fatal to 3 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic accidents have claimed the lives of 3 more lowans Two men Edwin Jorgenson 27 of Hawkeye and Arnold Hurd 28 a farmer near Oelwein were killed instantly Friday when a Milwau kee railroad train and the truck in which they were riding collided on a country road near Arlington James Spinden 32 of Des Moines was killed early Saturday when his car and a semitrailer truck collided Chester Hurd the father of Ar nold was hospitalized at Oelwein with critical injuries suffered in the crash near Arlington The 3 men had been to a farm sale and were taking home a cow they had bought Ledyard Boy Dies in Auto Accident Koestler 16 was killed and his parents Mr and Mrs E V Koestler farmers near here were injured when their car hit an icy spot on the highway a mile southwest of here at a m Saturday Deputy Sheriff Don Wood of Algona who investigated the ac cident said the senior Koestler was driving when the car hit ice just after leaving a gravel road The car got out of control and ran across a ditch hitting a tele phone pole which sheared off and crashed through the top of the car killing John in the rear seat The deputy said Mr and Mrs Koestler were injured but they didnt think it necessary to go to a hospital and asked to be taken home SAME 53 Black traffic 24 Dutch Plan Freedom for Java State The Hague Nether lands government decided Satur day on an ambitious effort to set tle the Indonesian conflict by granting sovereignty to a federal regime in the rich East Indian islands by midyear It issued a call to all parties including the Indonesian republic and the United Nations to meet here March 12 at a round table conference It also ordered Indo nesian republican leaders impris oned since Dec 19 freed Purpose of the conference the government announced would be to discuss conditions for any ways along which the earliest possible transfer of sovereignty could be effectuated Dispatches from Batavia quoted political sources as expressing doubt the Indonesian leaders would attend unless there is con siderable more clarification of what the Dutch intend To Hold Hearings on Conservation Districts Des Moines on petitions proposing establishment of 3 more Iowa soil conservation districts have been set by the state soil conservation commission as follows At Emmetsburg p m March 14 on Palo Alto soil con servation district At p m March 14 on Clay soil conservation district At Sioux p m March 15 on Sioux county dis trict After the hearings the state committee will determine wheth er to conduct elections by which farmers may signify whether they wish a district established Iowa now has 92 such districts Killed When Car Runs Into Rear of Truck Des Moines J Spin den 33 a Des Moines carpenter was killed in an auto accident early Saturday when his car hit the rear of a parked semitrailer truck in the northern part of the city Patrolmen James OConnell and Clifford Cunningham found Spin den pinned behind the steering wheel They said the front end of Spin dens car was driven under the rear of the semitrailer by the force of the impact J Parnell Thomas Rushed to Hospital Washington J Par nell Thomas RN J suffered another attack of a stomach ail ment Saturday and was rushed to the armys Walter Reed general hospital Thomas office reported he was stricken in his room at the Shore riam hotel Thomas is a member and former chairman of the house unAmerican activties committee S I BURIED BY ICESAVED BY Fletch er of Avon Lake rests in bed frith only sprains and bruises Saturday after 2 of his friends saved him from drowningor smothering beneath a pile of ice and snow The boys were investigating ice caves made by melting snow along the shore of Avon lake when one of the caves collapsed on Fletcher His 2 friends lifted the ice cakes and released him Army Plans to Keep About 127000 Soldiers in Japan Washington army in tends to keep about 127000 sol diers in Japan for the next mainly to keep the peace but ready to fight tftne former enemy country is attacked This is the number of soldiers the United States had there last year Plans for distributing the 677000 men the army would have under appropriations proposed for the year beginning next July 1 were announced Friday In a news conference which fol lowed Gen J Lawton Collins army vice chief of staff made clear just what was meant by a reference to the tactical mission for occupation troops in Japan and Germany Would Fight If Japan were attacked and our troops were there he told a questioning reporter they cer tainly would fight I can assure you Secretary of Army Royall when recently said American forces in Japan are prepared to meet all comers and would not be cut went a step further Friday night Royal said in a radio program Mutuals Meet the that he didnt think a Japanese peace treaty would be signed in tfrs very near future in view of the Soviet attitude Less Tension He added however that there was less tension with Russia than there was a year ago That seemed to dispose finally of published rumors that the United States intended to pull out of the exposed forward position in Japan if there should be a war with Russia Truman Signs Bill to Extend Export Control Washington Tru man Saturday signed a bill ex tending to June 30 1951 the gov ernments power to control ex ports The measure among those re quested by Mr Truman in the stabilization program set forth in his state of the union message ex empts surplus farm commodities except where controls are needed for national emergency and for eign policy requirements Says Husband Married Her to Get to America Seattle Nellie H Poldmets 39 was granted a di vorce here Friday after she told a judge her Estonian husband mar ried her to gain entry into the United States Alfred Poldmets thought Seattle was part of Washington D C she said and was very dissatis fied when he discovered it wasnt WAVES POUND RESORT AGAIN pound Redondo Beach Cal again Saturday as the dam age estimate from the high waters is set at Five homes are considered completely wrecked and others bad ly damaged Dozens of residents fled the area to Red Cross and Salvation Army centers Ziopkov Key Figure in Church Case Conspiracy With High British and American Officials Is Charged Sofia Bulgaria Rev Vassil Georgiev Ziapkov main de fendant in the treason trial of 15 Protestant churchmen pleaded guilty in court Saturday to charges of treason and espionage He was the 3rd defendant to plead guilty in 2 days Ziapkov 48yearold Congrega tional church pastor was religious representative of the United Evan gelical churches made no of sev eral Protestant denominations in Bulgaria The government accused him of being the principal conspirator with a nulhber of high British and American figures and political representatives Charges of black market money dealings also were placed against all the defendants Ziapkov was preceded to the stand by the Rev Yanko Ivanov Methodist church head Ivanov the 2nd defendant to testify de nounced himself for 7 hours and ended by declaring he had seen the light and no longer feared communism The first was Nikola Naumov Baptist church head who testified Friday at the opening of the trial Small bald and crippled the 48 yearold Ivanov began his testi mony Friday and continued it Sat urday in a calm detailed recital before the 3rran Sofia district court of years of spying for British and Americans Naiunov Wept His demeanor was in contrast to that of Naumov who wept several times during his confession that was climaxed with the statement that the time of communism has come a new world is being created Like Naumov Ivanov said the Bulgarian state security police treated him well and no pressure had been placed on him to con fess He added I am not pleading for mercy I cannot find any ex tenuating circumstances Ivanov said he collected infor mation through church channels from various pastors and delivered it to Mellony Turner former prin cipal of the American Methodist sponsored Lovech School for Girls in Sofia He said the information was to aid in waging a fight against com munism and Bulgarias communist regime Reports on Economy He said he had reported that economic life is almost stagnant in Bulgaria and that he had sent information on the movements of Russian troops facts on Russian families in Bulgaria and industrial information such as the capacity of factories His recital stuck closely to the 177page confession which the government said he gave in a pre liminary examination conducted by judicial investigators In addi tion to Turner Ivanov mentioned 3 other Americans with whom he said he had dealt They were Rob ert Strong Robert Tobias and Reuben H Markham Ivanov said Strong was former secretary of the U S political mis sion here Tobias an official of the World Council of Churches at Geneva and Markham a former missionary in Bulgaria once act ing president of the American school in Bulgaria and later the Balkans correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor SEES USE OF FORCE TO OBTAIN CONFESSIONS San Francisco weep ing hysterical statements made ay Nikola Naumov are not in keeping with the man of staunch conviction I know him to be Thus did Dr W Earle Smith executive secretary of the San FranciscoBay Cities Baptist union describe the confession in court Friday of Naumov standing trial at Sofia Bulgaria on espionage charges Dr Smith who said he is a jersonal friend of Naumovs said ic had communicated with Presi dent Truman asking the president to take steps to prevent further jersecution of religious leaders behind the iron curtain It seems to be well Dr Smith said that the same dia olical methods of coercion for obtaining confessions as were used n the recent case of Cardinal Hindszenty have also been used n the case of this Baptist min ster   

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