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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 9, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 9 1949 Tills Paper Consists of 7wo One No GOD SAVE MY LITTLE GIRLIDavid Fiscus center turns his eyes to daughter Kathy trapped deep in a 12ofoot wel shaft in San Marino Cal Firemen m the foreground work to keep the child alive with cavation 10n bulldozers and wel1 Aggers dig out a rescue ex Tof Caught in 230Foot Well What May Be Girls Dress Is Sighted San Marino Cal ff Con struction Engineer Don Metz said rescue workers looking through a window of the 230foot pipe line in which 3yearold Kathy Fiscus is imprisoned had sighted what appeared to be a dress The dress said Metz seems to be at about the 95foot level of the pipeline The rotary drill began opera tions at once on the north side of the pipe line Engineers will drill the smaller of the 2 rescue shafts toa depth of 95 feet where Metz says it appears Kathy is wedged The window through which a rescuer saw the dress was at 57 feet He used a powerful flash light There is no hope however of reaching the little girl before 6 or 7 oclock Pacific coast time Sat urday night the rescuers said Opinions Differ Opinions differ whether the lit tle girl is still alive A physician among the hundreds of curious who were roped back from the vacant lot said he did not believe Kathy could survive this long Under the circumstances I think the longest she could have continued to breathe would be 4 hours said the doctor who de clined use of his name Fire Chief Jimmy Bolz said he thought there was some hope I dont want to be unduly opti mistic said Bolz but we have been pumping warm air into that abandoned well since oclock Friday At that time Kathy was alive and she may be still The well is 230 feet deep said Don Metz construction engineer in charge of the rescue operations Metz produced a log of the well The log was made in 1903 when the well was drilled The well was used said Metz until 1932 when the pipe parted at a depth of 230 feet The original well he said was 784 feet Gradual Drift There is a gradual drift normal In well operations of about 8 inches per 100 feet Metz said The drift is to the south Actual ly there is no sharp bend At the 100 foot level of the well pressure has made it slightly elliptical Metz speaking of the rescue op erations said No company would send its men down on a job like that The rescue shaft is very dangerous without timbering If the big res cue shaft should cave in the men would be trapped in a smaller res cue shaft that parallels it They would be able to get air but op erations would have to be diverted toward getting them up A thermometer lowered into the casing showed the temperature near where Kathy may be as high as 90 degrees Crew Anxious Over the microphones from the pit of the rescue shaft the anxious crowd could hear the crew talking and shouting This stuff is pretty soft watch It someone said Look out theres a slide The rescue crew said they dad not believe they would run into water in their operations They the well apparently is dry at low level TIES FOR 7TH PLACE Dec Thomson 1J Crcsco tied with a New Mar girl for 7th place in the writ ten section of the Iowa state spell Ing contest Saturday AP Wirephoto CAUGHT IN worked frantically Saturday to release Kathy Fiscua from a 120foot vertical well pipe near her home in San Marino Cal ExGI Dies Before Name Is Cleared Davenport Walker lost his race with death but the fight to clear his army record will go on The Davenport veteran of World war II who had clung tenaciously to life in the hope that the stigma a dishonorable discharge could be removed before death suc cumbed to the ravages of tubercu losis in Pine Knoll sanatorium at a m Saturday Death came as papers from the Veterans Bureau in Des Moines were enroute to Washington D C where a special clemency board was reviewing his case This date was all that was needed to com plete his record for the purposes the board There was a possi bility it was learned that a deci sion could be reached sometime next week Efforts to have the dishonorable discharge removed were started by the veterans parents Mr and Mrs W Irwin Walker working through the Davenport American Legion post and Rep Thomas E Martin They were based on the convic tion that the discharge was unde served because Donald was suf fering from a mental ailment that grew out of battle fatigue and wounds incurred during the Battle of the Bulge while fighting in the line with Pattons army in the European sector Returned to this country for hospitalization in 1945 the vet eran even then suffering from tu berculosis according to the fam ily went AWOL during a leave period from a hospital in the east Attacks West in Debate on Italian Land Lake Success Russia charged Saturday the western powers had set up powerful mili tary bases in Italys prewar col onies and said they were deter mined to hold those territories at all costs for aggressive purposes The charges were made by Rus sias No 1 deputy foreign min ister Andrei A Gromyko in his first major speech at the present session of the United Nations as sembly Gromyko brought the newly signed North Atlantic Pact into the Italian colonies debate indirectly but he did not refer to it by name British Minister of State Hec tor McNeil quickly took the floor to reply to what he called Gro mykos violent and undignified propaganda attack He said the stream of sneers inuendoes vio lent attacks and selected facts were directed to suggest that any delegation except the soviet del egation has a wicked purpose New President for Air Network Chicago White for many years an executive with the Columbia Broadcasting System is the new president and director of the Mutual Broadcasting System His election to the post was an nounced at a meeting of the net works board of directors Friday White a director of CBS and president of Columbia Records Inc a CBS affiliate will assume his new duties on May 1 Pick 11 Champions at Waterloo Stallion Show Waterloo in 11 classes were chosen at the national stallion show here Friday The winners include Charles W Willhoit Batavia Spotted Salmon Ottumwa Shetland Volney Diltz Des Moines Palo E W Paul Osceola Goode and Son Ogden Has Pin Taken From Stomach Clinton Fenton 111 grandmother who swallowed 3 safetypins over 2 years ago when changing her small granddaugh ter is recovering from major sur gery performed this week in Jane Lamb hospital here for removal of the last pin Mrs Carl Larson was holding the pins in her mouth and swal lowed them in her fright when the child almost fell from the couch She suffered no ill effects until last fall when Xray revealed the 3 pins in her stomach Two of the pins were removed without sur gery Says Slavs Will Deal With West Tito in Defiant Speech Against Cominform Nations Belgrade Yugoslavia mier Marshal Tito defiantly served notice Saturday that Yugoslavia feels free to deal economically with the west Suntanned and dapper in a blue uniform Tito spoke for 2 hours and 12 minutes before the Peoples Front Congress in the great hall of suburban Topchidars and It was his first major address since New Years eve Then he barked harshly at the cominform neighbors who 10 months ago de nounced him for pursuing nation alist and Trotskyite policies Saturday Tito hit back again He was in an independent and de fiant mood He charged that Rus sia and her soviet satellites in the cominform communist informa tion bureau were attempting to promote a civil war in Yugoslavia by attempting to persuade his countrys mixed population to throw out his regime That the decision publicly announced of a plan to trade with the west if suitable ar rangements can be the basis of the greater part of his speech He told the congress delegates there is more truth than gossip iq the stories spread by the com iriform agents that the west today is selling Yugoslavia everything it desires Then he asked Are we going to is to buy everything we need and sell everything we can in order to pay for imported machines Of course we will he said It would be a crime against our so cialist country if we failed to do so They will give us machines and plants and we shall give them what we have and what we can give money for goods and vice versa Thye Calls for Oleo Controls Washington Ed ward J Thye R Minn said Sat urday the removal of all restric tions on colored margarine will be a step backward in the contin uance and growth of family farms In a statement prepared for de livery to the senate finance com mittee he said that destroying the butter market will put out of business thousands of small cream eries all over the land The committee is considering legislation to abolish the present federal taxes on oleomargarine and to permit the interstate ship ment of precolored yellow oleo The measure already has been ap proved by the house despite the bitter opposition of dairy state lawmakers Thye Senator Guy Cordon R Ore and Senator Karl E Mundt R S Dak are urging the senate committee to approve a substitute bill sponsored by 26 dairy state senators which would lift federal oleo taxes but forbid the inter state shipment of precolored yel low margarine Thye said passage of the house bill would bring serious economic results stemming from destruction of the butter market and in the inevitable rise in the price of the substitute He said Dairy farms are family farms and that dairy lands build the soil House Has Specia Session on EGA Bill Okay Huge Money Bill for Defense House Unit Approves Appropriation Higher Than Truman Asked Washington 116800 national defense money bill was approved Saturday by the house appropriations committee with a blunt statement that America must prepare for trou ble and thereby seek to avoid it The record postwar military budget more than half a billion dollars higher than President Truman requested finances the army navy and air force for the yearstarting July 1 The air force got the biggest total while both the army and navy got less than Mr Truman wanted for them Nowhere in the thousands of printed pages of testimony on which the bill was based was there any suggestion that the United States is on the verge of war but top military leaders agreed that some unpredictable event might suddenly start a con flict at any time Gen Omar N Bradley army chief of staff told the committee he does not anticipate war within the year ending June 30 1950 and added without elaboration Last year I was more worried thanrl am at the present time The total in the bill compares with cash voted by congress last year when each ser vice was financed separately It is in cash and contract author ity more than President Truman requested Falls to Death While Trying to Enter Hotel Room Through Window Kansas City Arthur Thompson 42 plunged to his death Saturday as he was at tempting to enter his 3rd floor hotel room from an outside win dow near a fire escape A friend Alcid Naill 32 said Thompson lost his grip on the brick window ledge and fell 45 feet landing on his face in a brick alley Naill reported Thomp son climbed out of the window ledge after he was unable to lo cate his key Later at the hospital where Thompson died of multiple head injuries attendants found the key in his pocket He had overlooked it REELECT JOIJNSTON New York UR The Motion Picture association of America an nounced Saturday the reelection of Eric Johnston as president of the association Burns Fatal to Small Boy in Centerville Centerville King 3yearold son of Mr and Mrs Orville King died of burns suf fered Friday at the family home south of here The child died in a Centerville hospital Friday afternoon Mrs King said she heard the boy screaming and found him in the yard with his clothes aflame She said most of his clothing had been burned off when she reached him AP WIrtphoto PRESIDENT DINES WITH PARTY WORKERS President Truman talks with Mrs Pearl Mesta prominent capital hostess as he sits between her and Wilson Wyatt former housing expediter at a democratic party workers dinner in Washington Friday night Mrs Mesta and Wyatt were cochairmen of the JacksonJefferson day dinner In a brief talk Mr Truman said the 1950 elections must be won by the democrats AP Wirephoto NO PLACE TO CALL a cute little number Barbara Diane year is having dif ficulty with Chicagos housing problem The tots grand mother Mrs Beatrice Allen who cant take care of the little girl asked police to help her find the babys par ents Mr and Mrs Morton Foster Police checked an or phanage but it had no room the juvenile home couldnt help because Barbara is under 3 Finally a relative offered to take Barbara to his home temporarily 2 Farm Leaders Do Not Agree on Farm Program Merit Estherville Iowa farm leaders disagreed on the merits of Secretary of Agriculture Branrians proposed new farm program dur ing a panel discussion here Friday night Iowa Farmers Union President Fred Stover said he was heartily in favor of the plan Iowa Farm Bureau Secretary Kenneth Thatch er said he saw danger of regi mentation in it He withheld a final decision on the proposal however The American Farm Bureau has announced it will poll itsmembers before taking a final stand on the Brannan plan Thatcher asserted the Aiken flexible farm price support law passed by congress last year should be given a chance to work before discarding it in favor of a new scheme Stover called the Aiken act a semblance of a farm pro gram without substance The 2 men disagreed most sharply over the provision in the Brannan program for imposition of production controls Its going to be regimentation right down to the end Thatcher said of the new proposal He called it a socialist threat Stover said he thought farmers would accept acreage allotments if a high support level was assured Thatcher argued that the Aiken law regulates farm price levels without imposing extra controls Both men agreed that farmers should receive full parity for their produce but Thatcher contended this didnt necessarily mean that the government should take on the responsibility of guaranteeing full parity Alfred Josten regional PMA field man from Garner also par ticipated in the panel but he was largely noncommittal He did say that acreage allotments would have the indirect value of promot ing soil conservation Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Brief light showers Saturday night Low Saturday night 38 Clearing and cooler Sunday with the high 52 to 55 Iowa Cloudy with light rain Sat urday night clearing slowly Sunday Not so cool east portion Saturday night Minnesota Clearing northwest and occasional rain south and east portions Saturday night followed by clearing Sunday warmer south and east portions Satur day night little change Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 56 Minimum 27 At 8 6 m Saturday 42 YEAR AGO Maximum 44 Minimum 21 Frqak Snows and Icy Winds Lash Europe London snows blan keted budding blossoms and icj winds howled across Europe Sat urday on the eve of Holy Week Winds and waves pummelled ship ping from the North sea to the Mediterranean At least 3 ships sank and dozens ran aground Five persons were killed and 9 injured in the bomb ruins of Ger many as galedriven snows blan keted Berlin and other parts o the former reich Sleet and snow were reported throughout Scandinavia and Swit zerland had its heaviest snowfal in 20 years Cold winds swept ou of the Balkans to put northern and central Italys temperature down around freezing Northern England reported a inch snowfall Weather in most o southern Europe was sunny anc moderate New York Taxi Strike Is Ended New York e w Yorks weekold taxi strike ended Friday when the union ordered all strik ers back to their Walter Brock acting regional di rector of local 35 of the taxi work ers organizing committee issued orders to the strikers to report t their garages for the next shift We have proved that the union is so overwhelmingly organizec that the owners cannot refuse us a contract and that was the main purpose of the strike Brock said The effectiveness of the strike had dwindled steadily after the first 3 days By noon Friday 8 993 cabs were on the streets Tha was only 625 fewer than the 9 618 cabs which normally woul have been operating at that hour Million Aid Cut Is Threatened Recovery Measure Passes in Senate by Vote of 707 Washington European program shifted into the louse Saturday coupled with the threat of a fight to cut it at least Rep Lawrence H Smith R Wis said he will try to whack at least half a billion dollars from he 2nd round Marshall aid plan At the same time Smith got in a slug for more help for China omitted altogether from the house bill Administration leaders pre dicted in advance of the scheduled 5hour debate that they could stop any drive to cut the European pro gram Both democratic and re publican chiefs forecast approval f the measure to keep American help flowing to noncommunist western Europe until July 1 1950 These included Speaker Rayburn DTex and Republican Leader Martin Mass Passes Senate A bill passed the senate Friday by a topheavy vote of 70 to 7 The house was called into an unusual Saturday meeting to con sider a somewhat different bill ap proved by its foreign affairs com mittee Smith said in a prepared speech that he is going along with the extension of aid to Europe But because of economic conditions he said the program ought to be re duced Smith said that according to the federal reserve board the country is in a recession Predicts No Cut Rayburt predicted at a news conference that Smiths proposal or any like it to cut down the money in the EGA bill will be defeated decisively in the house He said this will be pretty easy to handle The tentative house timetable Rayburn added is to complete general debate today dis pose of amendments Monday Passage by Monday night is prob able he Admits Theft of New York J Mur phy 25 a clerk in the KLM Roy al Dutch Airlines office at Inter national airport confessed Satur day that he stole an envelope containing in bills destined for shipment to Europe Police said they recovered the money from a vacant lot about a mile from the airport where Mur phy said he had buried it Police said Murphy a former paratrooper confessed after be ing questioned almost continuous ly since Friday afternoon when the money was reported missing After hi3 confession Murphy took police to the vacant lot and showed them where he had buried the money The money destined for ship ment to Adler Company Zur ich Switzerland had been missing since Thursday night when it was delivered to Murphy at the airlines office Will to Parrot Is Ruled Invalid Los Anreles the res of her days Polly Di Rolli a 54 yearold talking parrot will have all the crackers she can eat even though a superior court has rulet her inheritance invalid Pollys late owner bequeathet to keep her in crackers bu Friday the judge ruled that be cause the codicil was not dated i is invalid But Mrs Grace Mott who in herits the bulk of a es tate left by her birdloving hus band George A Mott came to Pollys rescue Mott was a retired Hampton Iowa farmer Youth Dies After Bicycle Collides With Automobile Lake City Riedesel 15 of Lanesboro died Friday in a hospital here of injuries received Thursday night when his bicycle was in collision with a friends car northeast of Lanesboro in Greene county The sheriffs office at Jefferson said the driver of the car was Don ald Kock 16 of Lanesboro Lyle had gone to visit a friend Edward Henrichs Meantime Edward had gone in Kocks car to home to visit Lyle The accident occurred as friends were returning from the respective homes the sheriffs of fice said SAME   

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