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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 1, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Associated and United Press Full Wlrw MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THE NIWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 1 1949 SNOW GROUNDS PLANESEmployes of Pan American World airways uTe dozer to tow one of the lines large clippers from a LaGuardia field apron to the protec tion 01 a hangar as a heavy snow storm swept the New York area Monday Air hijrh way and harbor traffic was disrupted Judge Called as Witness in Trial of Reds New York Judge John C Knox of the southern dis trict federal court was called Tuesday as a witness by 11 com munist leaders in their challenge of the jury selection system Knox appointed to the federal bench more than 30 years ago by President Woodrow Wilson was characterized by the communists attorneys as the father of the rich mens jury system which they al lege discriminates against Negroes women Jews and workingmen The stern outspoken judge was ordered to bring with him a copy of a speech he made on Jan 22 at Allentown Pa in which he de fended the jury system The communists charged with conspiracy to teach and advocate the overthrow of the U S govern ment challenged the constitution ality of the grand jury which in dicted them when they were brought to trial 6 weeks ago Since then attorneys for the communists have paraded wit nesses before Federal Judge Har old R Medina in an attempt to prove that the method of selecting jurors in the district is discrim inatory against minority groups Family Flees Burning Home 8 Lose Everything as Fire Destroys House father mother and 6 children were snug and warm in the Bloxham hotel here Tuesday after fire destroyed their 2room river road home south of Mitchell late Monday afternoon Mother and children fled from the burn ing building and walked three quarters of a mile to Mitchell where they reported the blaze Mrs Cecil Everly was outdoors and had just completed the fam ily washing when June 5 ran out and told her mother the house was afire When she entered the building the ceiling of tar paper wood beams and cardboard was ablaze and quickly spread to the entire house Nothing was saved Mrs Everly wrapped blankets around Carole Sue 3 Gordon 4 and June 5 and walked to Mitch ell for help there being no tele phone nearby She met her hus band at the edge of town He had been looking for employment Oiher children in the family are Melvin 6 Jay Louise 8 and Lor cn 9 Mrs Everly believes the fire started from the stovepipe in the kitchen The only clothes she has were the overalls and jacket sue was wearing The Osage fire department and Red Cross were busy Tuesday providing clothing for the fami ly An sffort was also being made to find living quarters Mrs Everlys mother Mrs Ray mond Smith of Greene is serious ly ill at University hospital Iowa City KILLED BY TRAIN Ml Pleasant True blood 76 of Mt Pleasant was killed Monday when his car and a Burlington train collided at the east edge of town here means traffic in 14 Thousands Become Characters of Dreams at the Mardi Gras New Orleans Orleans quit work Tuesday and played Lets pretend It was Mardi Gras For glorious hours the problems of the rest of the world and of the other 364 days were solved simply by making believe they didnt exist By scores of thousands the peo ple stepped out of the normal humdrum lives into the characters of their dreams and fancy They appeared as acrobats bal let dancers clowns devils elves fakirs gypsies highwaymen In dians jockeys knights lifeguards minstrels nymphs orangutangs pirates queens roustabouts souses tramps Uncle Sam va queros witches yeggs and just plain zanies General Holiday There would have beensome beginning with X too if anyone a xinca or a had known what xosa is The carnival season has been celebrated since Jan 6 with balls and for the past 10 days with pa rades But Tuesday only Mardi Gras Shrove Tuesday the day be fore Lent the whole city joins in a general holiday of public mask ing and frivolity Visitors estimated roughly at 100000 joined the uncounted resi dents who went out to have fun or to watch others having it Monarch of the Rex king of carnival and lord of Lester F Alexander industrialist and boat builder His queen was a beautiful petite de butante with blue eyes and light brown hair Dolly Ann Souchon daughter of Dr and Mrs Edmond Souchon High Point Traditional high point of the revelry was the passage of Rexs parade of muledrawn painted canvas floats through the streets at midday Climax of Rexs ride was the champagne toast to his queen as she sat among her maids in a bunt ing draped stand at the swank Boston club on Canal street Tuesday night the celebration ends with the torchlit parade of the krewe of Comus balls of Rex and Ccmus at the municipal auditori um and various smaller affairs U S Convicts 5 for Espionage Munich Germany U S military commission Tuesday con victed 5 Europeans of espionage and sentenced them to prison terms ranging from 12 to 30 years The 5 three Germans and 2 Poles were convicted of obtain ing information for a foreign pow er Confesses to Slaying of Widow Baby Byron Center Mich dug the bodies of a young widow and her daughter out of a crude basement grave Tuesday and claimed a woman confessed help ing kill them in a lonely hearts ruse she and a partner had worked around the nation Prosecutor Roger C McMahon said the woman Mrs Martha Beck 29 admitted in a formal statement that she and a male ac complice had killed an earlier vic tim in Albany N Y last January The bodies of Mrs Delphine Downing 28 and her 20months old daughter Rainelle were found in concretefilled graves in their cottage basement here after neigh bors reported they had not been seen since Saturday Police arrested Mrs Beck and Raymond Martinez Fernandez 34 who had been living in the Down ing home Prosecutor McMahon said Mrs Beck a divorcee told him she met Fernandez through a correspond ence club in 1947 Together they embarked upon a scheme whereby Fernandez met and married lonely widows defrauded them of their money and then disappeared Student Protest of Dismissal of Coach Is Ended Fayette trustees of Upper Iowa university agreed Tuesday to meet Sunday with a committee of 6 students to discuss grievances in connection with the discharge of Basketball Coach Joe Fortunato After the trustees agreed to the special meeting the students agreed to call off their stayawayfromclass movement effective Tuesday morning The board members met with students at 10 a m following 24 hours of protest demonstrations Earlier reports that some students had picketed buildings on the campus denied The incident followed the re lease by college officials tf Joe Fortunato basketball coach School officials said the reason for the dismissal of Fortunato was of a masters degree This Paper Consists ot Two NO in NO QUAKE DAMAGE Tokyo earth tremors within 5 minutes of each other shook Tokyo and Yokahama Tuesday but caused no damage Legislator Pops Important Question on Floor of House Boise Idaho Edwin Snow RAdams arose in the Idaho house of representatives and asked if the lady from Ada would yield to a question Pretty redhaired Rep Edith Miller RAda replied Ill yield but only to the ques tion And I wont guarantee the answer I was wondering if the lady from Ada would consent to marry me Snow said Retires Blushing The house roared with laughter Miss Miller disappeared blushing furiously She returned a few min utes later and announced that on a point of personal privilege I ac cept Mr Snows proposal Miss Miller is 32 Snow is 35 Details of their legislative romance was entered in the records of the house following the proposal Mon day Snow made the proposal when Rep Walter Averill announced that he had married during the weekend Snow noted that the marriage left him as the only bachelor in the house Then he popped the question to the lady from Ada Needed No Answer The speaker Rep Larry Mills hammered for order and ruled that the question needed no answer as Miss Miller fled to regain com posure before answering Snow Miss Miller said Tuesday that she wasnt sure that cupid would be able to make her see eyetoeye with Snow on several important matters before the legislature For example Eds in favor of slot machines and Im vigorously opposed to them she said Hes stubborn about his views and Im just as doggone stubborn Im afraid Ed and I are going to have to talk this matter over before we ever get around to wedding plans Connolly in Attack on Gag Proposal Says AntiFilibuster Measure Is Strictly for Political Purpose Washington Con nally DTex declared Tuesday the administrations attempt to put an ironclad limit on senate debate is for political purposes and political classes Opening the 2nd day of opposi tion to the proposed antifilibus ter rule the 71yearold Texan said it was being pushed in the senate to pass 3 bills These are antipoll tax anti lynch and the socalled FEPC Connally said He labeled all of them unconstitutional Harmful Laws He told the senate the contro versial rules change would be used to pass obnoxious and harmful legislation Democratic Leader Lucas III called for republican help to end the filibuster and laid out a time table for a showdown early next week Before the senate is his motion to take up a resolution which would alter the senates rules so that twothirds of those voting could clamp a limit on debate at any time Oppose Measure Southerners oppose this as an opening wedge for passage of President Trumans civil rights program Lucas who heads the adminis trations forces in the senate said the southerners will be allowed to talk along until Thursday in their effort to prevent the sen axe from passing on this proposi tion He predicted that a petition to invoke the debatelimiting clo ture procedure will be filed then Up to Barkley It will be tip to Vice President Barkley to rule whether there can be any limitation of debate on a motion such as Lucas to take up a resolution Thats the point at which Lticas said he wants some republican help Last August Senator Vandenberg RMich ruled as presiding of ficer that the debate limitation didnt apply in a similar case This was in an effort by Senator Wherry RNeb to call up the antipoll tax bill Wants GOP Vote But if Barkley rules that the debate limit does apply in this there are indications that he will because he disputed Vandenbergs decision last Lucas saidhe wants the republi cans to vote with him to uphold Barkley He conceded that some of them are on the spot politically be cause they favor civil rights leg islation but dont like to overturn the ruling of Vandenberg Anna Strong Excused From Jury Appearance Because of Illness New York ff Anna Louise Strong 64yearold writer ex pelled from Russia on espionage charges has been excused be cause of illness from appearing Tuesday before a federal grand jury investigating subversive ac tivities Miss Strong testified be fore the jury last Friday a day after she arrived by plane from Russia Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness and warmer Tuesday night Wednesday mostly cloudy Low Tuesday night 18 High Wednes day 32 Iowa Mostly cloudy Tuesday and Wednesday Light rain or snow overspreading state Tuesday and Wednesday Warmer Low Tuesday night 22 east to 30 west Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook Light snow southwest Tuesday night Low Tuesday night 1828 Wednesday light rain or snow west and extreme south Low Wednesday night 25 to 30 Thursday clearing west and central with light snow east Turning colder Thursday High Thursday mid30s Friday fair with rising temperatures Warm Saturday Turning colder again Sunday Precipitation will aver age l10th to l5th inch Tem peratures will average 2 to 5 degrees below normal Normal highs 36 north 44 south Normal lows 16 north 21 south Minnesota Mostly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday Light snow northeast portion Wednes day Warmer Tuesday night and central and south portions Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Tuesday morning Maximum 16 Minimum 1 At 8 a m Tuesday 9 YEAR AGO Maximum 27 Minimum 21 Guilt in Mindszenty Case Is Denied by 5 DISCUSS FILIBUSTER John C Stennis George and Russell Long left to right Monday discuss the fight they and other southern senators plan against a proposed filibusterkilling change in the rules of the senate The southerners are prepared to talk indefinitely to keep the rule change from going through French Seize 10 Reds as Spy Suspects Paris government police have arrested a total of 10 communist spy suspects in then drive to eliminate seditious ele ments within the armed forces and the drive is continuing it was reported Tuesday The latest arrests include 2 more army officers and 2 civilians bringing the total to 4 army offi cers and 6 civilians these reports said The drive was reported under direction of Interior Minister Jules Moch tough hard boiled police director who elimi nated communists from the mobile guard and other national militia forces after the autumn strike war of 1947 The drive was launched when Maurice Thorez secretary general of the French communist party declared the French people would welcome an invading soviet army in case of war Official information on the most recent arrests was expected to be released in the due course of time Moch reported on the campaign before a special cabinet meeting Monday night He was understood to have assured the cabinet the campaign would continue Chinese Lose Biggest Ship Apparently Goes to Communists Nankin China threshing about for a peace for mula Tuesday was deeply con cerned with 1 The appaient desertion of her biggest warship the British do nated cruiser Chungking re portedly at a north China com munist port 2 A reported attempt to kidnap Acting President Li TsungJuii balked by wholesale arrests 3 A newspaper report that the reds were dropping their demand that war criminals be punished as a condition of peace The Chungking the former Bri tish cruiser Aurora disappeared from her anchorage at Nanking Shecarried a complement of 450 British trained The best information was that she sailed on spurious orders She was one of the navy ships not sup posed to move without orders from Adm Kwei YungChing Chinese navy commander in chief Shen Pao Shanghais 2nd larg est newspaper reported wholesale arrests balked a plot to kidnap Acting President Li Underground workers of Li ShiSen south China opponent of Chiang and communist agents sought to seize Li and other leaders including Gen Tang EnPo garrison com mander in Shanghai and Nanking and Mayor Teng Shih of Nanking The newspaper said the plot was thwarted on Feb 18 by the arrest of ringleaders The Nanking newspaper Yishih Pao giving its source as the Shanghai unofficial peace delega tion to the communists in Peiping said the communists no longer in sisted on the punishment of war criminals as one of the stipula tions for peace Lost of 75 Churchmen Gives Confession in Treason Trial Sofia Bulgaria last of the 15 Protestant churchmen on trial for treason went to the stand Tuesday and tearfully confessed The state then began the calling of witnesses The clergymen are accused of spying and black mar ket dealings and treason Only one of the 15 deviated from a full confession Ladin Popov 36 a Pentecostal pastor denied he had been a spy but said in a quaking voice that he was guilty of illegal currency dealings Mitko Dimitrov a Baptist pas tor accused one of the leading defendants Nikola Naumov su pervisor of the Baptist church in Bulgaria of saying from the pul pit that Stalin is a bloodsucker Accuses Superiors Angel Dinez 40 a Pentecostal preacher accused his superiors in the church of being leaders of the alleged spy ring He ended his tes timony with the standard utter ance of repentance He asserted he was converted to what he called the rightness of communism dur ing the 3 months he has been im prisoned by the secret police I want to thank the security police for showing me for the first time the human communist Di nez said Zahariev Last Alexander Zahariev 73 a Methodist was the last and oldest of those on trial He accused his soninlaw Yanko Ivanov the Methodis supervisor of duping him into collectting spy data The old man said he didnt know the in formation was wanted by foreign interests as the communist state alleges He said he never was paid for his work and concluded his confession in a burst of tears and sobs All defendants have followed the routine of making long con fessions pledginig full repentance and begging a chance to redeem themselves by working for the government Clay Favors Blockade on Red Mission Frankfurt Lucius D Clay recommended Tuesday that the army blockade a red sand stone house near U S headquar ters in which an 8man Russian repatriation mission was holding out against his order to leave the American zone of Germany Defying Clays order the Rus sians said they had no intention of leaving Last midnight was the deadline set by Clay for their de parture Clay said the next move was up to the Frankfurt post com mander Brig Gen R E Duff But he added If I were General Duff Id throw a guard around their place until they get tired of it and want to go home Setting up such a blockade would reproduce in miniature and in reverse the situation of the western garrisons in Berlin which have been blockaded by the so viets since last summer NOT GRANDMOTHER TYPE DCS Moines Carl C Grund 28 testified in her suit for divorce Monday that she and her husband had no children because his mother did not want to be a grandmother RED CROSS Truman rehearses his speech in the white house Monday night just before actual broadcast of the 5minute talk helping to open the Red Cross fund campaign for Standing beside Mr Truman is Basil OConnor president of the Red Cross Intimidation by Police Is Charged 6th Defendant Also Withdraws Part of Previous Admissions Budapest Hungary of the 14 men on trial charged with black market dealings for Josef Cardinal Mindszenty withdrew Tuesday their pretrial confes sions They charged instead that police intimidated them A 6th defendant also withdrew part of his confession The men were accused of illegal dealings in foreign currency and of political conspiracy with the cardinal and others already Cardinal Mindszenty was sen tenced to life imprisonment 21 days ago on charges of treason seeking to overthrow the com munistcontrolled government in favor of the Hapsburg monarchy and with illegal speculation in American dollars Usual Questioning The original confessions were made during the usual questioning by police after the arrests Zeig mond Deutsch a broker started the chain of withdrawals of the confessions He pleaded he was only par tially guilty of the charges and referred to his broken nerves He declared he had named 4 per sons as his business partners in currency trading after he had been kept alone in a cell for a month He named them as Mrs Jozsef Forgacs Ede Dukesz Vik tor Kukesz and Pal Csonka Deutsch said he referred to these names at random He ad mitted he had changed dollars but declared he never had had any business with those defendants Each of the 4 defendants named then went to the prison ers stand Each withdrew the confession and charged police in timidation 5th Follows A 5th defendant Gyorgy Nagy a former employe of Hungarys na tional bank followed He with drew his previous confession de nied with emphasis the charges against him and also referred to the alleged intimidation The defendants had followed on the stand Banker Deszo Tolnai and Broker Karoly Foldes Both have acknowledged they were guilty of trading illegally in mon ey with the court to the prince primate Cardinal Mindszenty The defendants were charged with having been part of banking dealings whereby the cardinal and 6 codefendants who were con victed Feb 8 obtained a stock of dollars and other foreign cur rencies Television to Be Available by Late 7950 Des Moines tele vision programs probably will available here by late 1950 tha Northwestern Bell Telephone Co announced Tuesday The company has obtained op tions for 13 towers on a radio relay route from Chicago to Des Moines The television channel will transferred here from radio relay to a 6channel coaxial cable be tween Des Moines and Minne apolis which was started in 1947 and is nearing completion Sites for tower locations be tween Des Moines and Omaha have not been selected and no definite plans have been made J H Wilson district manager of Northwestern Bell said The radio relay route from Chi cago to Des Moines is now being tested It will pass through Prince ton where television signals will be beamed to the telephone build ing in Davenport Other tower sites will be lo cated near Lowren Morse Ox ford Chelsea Gilman Collins and Enterprise and on the tele phone building here Dewey Steps Down as District Judge Dts Moines 21 year tenure of U S District Charles A Dewey 71 ended Tues day with his retirement Fifteen democratic candidates to succeed Dewey are still under consideration in Washington The republican central committee said President Truman should give a great deal of care and study to the appointment   

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