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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 15, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS N 11 t H I 0 ft S HOME EDITION Copy NEW ENDURANCE FLYERS Dick Riedel and Bill Barris leaning out of plane are con gratulated by Wes Carroll left and Clyde Schlieper Thursday minutes before they set a new world endurance flyingrecord Carroll and Schlieper set the previous rec ord in 1939 flying for 726 hours over Long Beach Cal Kiedel and Barris Fullerton Cal airport employes to keep going 1000 hours Flyers Stay in Air After Setting New Flight Record Fullerton Ca a new worlds endurance record on their log Dick Riedel and Bill Barris droned on Friday toward their goal of 1000 full weeks aloft They sailed past the 726hour mark established in 1939 by Wes Carroll and Clyde Schlieper of Long Beach Cal and radioed to their home field here We feel wonderful and the en gines purring as smoothly as it did on takeoff 30 days ago Riedel and Barris however did not officially receive credit f pr a new record until they hit the 727 hour mark at p m PST Thursday Barris was at the con trols of the little Aeronca mono plane Sunkist Lady and swooped low across the field to salute the crowd Well see you in a couple of weeks or a month the pilots told their wives over a loudspeaker on the field Barris estimated the Sunkist Lady had traveled nearly 65000 miles since taking off from Ful lerton at a m last March 15 On this their 4th try at the rec ord Barris and Riedel added a new twist to endurance flying by heading crosscountry to Miami with their refueling crew traveling in a 2nd plane Their best previous mark was 568 hours The flight so far 1 as cost 000 It is sponsored by the Cham ber of Commerce of this little city of 18000 whose businessmen chipped in for the expenses Pur pose of the flight is to point up the need for better airport facilities for the city Parole Given Man Serving Arson Term Des Moines The state parole board announced Friday it had granted a parole to a man con victed 32 years ago of starting fires at IowaFalls so hecould join in the excitement of putting them out The man paroled is W H Mc Clure now 75 and formerly a member of the Iowa Falls volun teer fire department His life sen tence was commuted to 65 years last December by former Gov Robert D Blue The parole board said McClure would leave Fort Madison peni tentiary Monday He will be re leased to relatives in Wisconsin Under the commutation of sen tence he would have been eligible for automatic release in July 1950 Court records showed that Mc Clure pleaded guilty to starting fires in1 14 Iowa Falls buildings including an inhabited dwelling a church and a livery stable Mc Clure would take his post with bhe volunteer department and help put out the fires Republicans in Drive to Cut Expense Wherry Wants to Start Slashing on Foreign Aid Expense Washington IP Democratic Senator George of 1 tax authority in the senate of fered Friday to support a drive to slash government spending The drive has been started by 2 repub lican senators George told a reporter that he agrees with Senators Wherry and Bridges RN H that congress must start using a knife on spending bills if it is to avoid a tax increase or inthe red financing The acid test will come on our appropriations for foreign spend EGA the Atlantic Pact and similar measures said the veteran chairman of the senates finance committee Start on Foreign Aid Nobody can expect members of congress to cut down on our do mestic programs unless we first make a reduction on foreign spending George continued U were going to pare down any where we must start there Wherry GOP floor leader called reporters to his capitol of fice Thursday evening to an nounce the republican drive to slash both foreign and domestic spending First he expressed agreement with President Truman that the nation may spend more than it is taking congress continues its present spending rate without raising taxes Wherry said republican senators feel that it looks like the spend ing situation is getting out of hand 10 to 15 Per Cent Wherry said that personally he favors a general cut of 10 to 15 per cent in the presidents spend ing plans but he added it would be silly to try to slice everything that comes along As appropriations committee men Wherry said he and Senator Bridges former chairman of that group will aim first at the 580000000 European recovery au thorization just cleared by con gress If congress is forced to vote additional requested by Mr depression and hard times would result Wherry MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 15 1949 said Iowa Man Is Named to Education Post Washington I Grigs by of Iowa has been named deputy commissioner of education A member of the office of edu cation staff since 1939 he served as acting commissioner of educa tion from last July when John W 8rudebaker resigned until March 18 when Earl J McGrath over the office took Dies of Injuries Received in Crash Maquoketa Small 47 farm laborer of Otter Creek died at a hospital here Thursday night of injuries received earlier in an mtomcblle accident Small was injured when the car to which he was riding overturned on highway 61 about 7 miles north of Maquoketa KILLED IN WRECK Missouri Valley Emil Wehrli 33 of Missouri Valley was killed Thursday when his tractor overturned f of a mile east of Bee beetown on a township road Lila Leeds Hurt in Car Accident Hollywood Leeds 21 yearold actress recently con victed with Robert Mitchum on marijuana charges suffered a broken wrist and bruises in an collision Thursday automobile night California Highway Patrolmen R E York and Don Johnson said they found Miss Leeds in a doc tors office several miles from the scene of the accident on Sunset Boulevard The officers said she left the scene before their arrival Actress Marie Allison 22 another occu pant of the car in which Miss Leeds was riding suffered head injuries Truman Wants Washington Freedom Fair Washington resident Truman said Friday he wants a Freedom Fair held here next year to celebrate the capitals 150th birthday Mr Truman conferred with the National Capital Sesquicentennial commission which is planning ob servance of what the president called this important event in our American history Mr Truman urged all elements of our national life to demonstrate the achievements of our free en terprise system at the proposed fair I hope that all our states and territories industry labor and all government agencies and depart ments will respond wholehearted ly to our invitation to participate he said Lever Brothers Makes Price Cuts Cambridge Mass Lever Brothers company announced a price reduction of 6 per cent Fri day on the wholesale prices of its major soap products This was the companys 5th suc cessive cut in its soap prices in little more than a year Proctor Gamble Co followed suit with a 4 to 8 per cent re duction in the wholesale prices of its principal household soap prod ucts School Board Withdraws Resignation Petition New Hampton of the public school faculty have withdrawn a petition asking the board of education to reconsider the resignation of Superintendent F J Moore The faculty had petitioned the board last Monday High school Principal L H Shil linglaw who acted as spokesman for the faculty said the petition was withdrawn at Moores request Mrs Ybarbo Is Released Frankfurt Germany Lucius D Clay Friday freed Mrs Wilma Ybarbo who had been serving a 5 year sentence for kill ing her American soldier husband The American military governor ordered the Maiden Mass mother returned to the United States by earliest possible transportation to be released I do not believe Mrs Ybarbo to be a vicious person and I am sure that the remorse of conscience will prove punishment enough in the days ahead Gen Clay said in a statement Therefore I propose to exercise the power of clemency which vests in me as military governor to com mute the sentence and to order Mrs Ybarbo to be returned to the United States by earliest possible transportation leased Paper Consists ot Two No 161 More Than 6 Inches of Snow Falls in North Iowa POPULAR highway patrol was kept busy from early Thursday afternoon on directing traffic on blocked roads This spot on highway 18 near Clear Lake found GlobeGazette Photo many cars stalled some in the ditch and others barely able to move under hazardous conditions which variously in cluded snow mixed with rain and sleet hail and fog IOWAS APRIL was the scene on most Iowa highways Thursday night and Friday morning The car at left was on highway 106 between Mason City and Clear Lake where the highway patrol reported dozens of cars were stalled over night At right this deserted scene JrlpbeGazette Photoa was one of many along the roadway The auto belonging to Father H T McManus of Camp Pendleton Cal upset early Thursday afternoon when the back wheels slipped off the road Neither Father McManus nor Father Francis Churchill of Mason City riding with him wereinjured Lower House Members Get 10Day Rest Washington IP Most house members headed home Friday for a 10day breather before re urning on April 25 to start a cnockdown fight on labor legisla ion The prolonged Easter recess started Thursday night after the louse ran its record of appropria ions since Monday to 100 a peacetime high for one week The senate delayed earlier this year by a filibuster over civil rights and long arguments on for eign aid had to stay the job ts members will return Monday to debate on a longrange housing bill As house members started home Democratic Leader McCormack of Massachusetts could assure told their them they constituents there to be re Mrs Ybarbo 23 has been de tained at Bad Wildungen Her son Jimmie aged 6 left Germany in January for the United States to live with relatives in Massachu setts Mrs Ybarbo was sentenced to 20 years in prison late last year for killing her husband Sgt John Ybarbo of Goiiad Tex during a bedroom quaiTel She was con victed under both German and military government law by a U S military government district court A court of appeals reduced the sentence to 5 years that they have done a remarkable job Legislation covering most ma jor points in the presidents State of the Union message either has been favorably reported by committees is in the hearing stage or already has been enacted into law he said Ford Workers in Detroit Walkout Detroit strike by some 300 CIO United Auto Workers closed the pressed steel plant of the Ford Motor companys River Rouge operation Friday and caused the layoff of 8300 others The company said that 4 men were sent to the labor relations of fice late Thursday for quitting work too soon and lining up at the punch clock This resulted in the walkout of 275 others in the gas tank department Ford said that the stoppage would not affect other plant op erations until Monday at the earliest Swimmers in the 14th Century wore special cramps rings which they thought would stomach cramps ward off Iowa Legislature to Start Sessions Again on Monday By KENNETH HOPPING Des Moines Iowa leg islature was in recess Friday for the Easter weekend and will re sume work Monday to complete the business of the 1949session The house will reconvene form ally at 10 a m Monday The sen ate will have only a skeleton ses sion and will resume bill passing Tuesday How many more days it wil take before final adjournment could not be determined but in dications are that the lawmakers will clean up their work by the end of the week Bill Introduced One of the last of the appro priations bills still to be passed was introduced in the senate late Thursday It allots a year to the state board of educa tion for additions to its capital im provements fund The total is a year higher than had been recommended by Governor William S Beardsley The departmental of fices appropriation bill previously introduced in the house also was offered in the senate so that body could study the voluminous fig ures Before starting the recess the house passed 3 pay bills Two were house measures which were sent to the senate They would Raise Salaries Raise the salaries of state con servation commission officers or game wardens from to 700 a year Increase the pay of grand jur ors from to a day and grant them 7 cents a mile for travel The house reduced to a pro posed pay increase for each of the municipal court clerks and bailiffs at Waterloo Clinton Burlington Marshalltown Des Moines Coun cil Bluffs Ames and Sioux City The bill as it had been passed by the senate allowed the clerks and bailiffs a raise of a year After amending the measure to cut the amount in half the house returned it to the senate 2 OF A KIND Vancouver B C Schick and Leroy Shaver Friday announced they will be married on May 28 Papers Honored by Safety Council Chicago UR The Nationa Safety Council Friday honored 3 newspapers for service in acciden prevention during 1948 The newspapers named includ ed Beaver City Nebr Times Tribune Beaver Dam Wis Daily Citizen Brideport Nebr News Blade Milwaukee Journal Min neapolis Star and Tribune Omaha World Herald and Scottsbluff Nebr StarHerald and Seattle Times Weather Report IN MASON CITY Mason City Slow clearing and cool with high today 43 Hard freeze Friday night with low 23 Sunny and warmer Satur day with high 48 Iowa Clearing with freezing tem peratures Friday night Saturday fair and warmer Low Friday night 2632 5Day Weather Outlook Tempera tures will average 2 to 4 degrees below normal with average highs of 57 to 60 and average lows of 34 to 37 Warmer Saturday and Sunday Turning cooler with showers on Monday Continued cool Tuesday Warming Wednes day Rain Monday will be less than onefourth inch Minnesota Fair and continued cold Friday night Saturday fair and warmer FORECAST GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum 40 Minimum 28 At 8 a m Friday 27 Snow 6 inches Precipitation 7 YEAR AGO Maximum 72 Minimum 39 Pope Pius in Message for Good Friday Vatican City Pius XII made a Good Friday appeal Friday for true peace in Pales tine and called for an interna tional regime for Jerusalem In an encyclical on this anni versary of the death of Jesus Christ the pontiff welcomed the Palestine armistice but said real peace had not yet been achieved in the Holy Land He asked for free access to the citys holy places in his redemptoris nostri from Our Redeemer letter addressed to all Roman Catholic bishops throughout the world The United Nations has en dorsed a policy of internationali zation for Jerusalem At present the old city is under Arab control and the new city under Israeli control Neither side likes the in ternationalization idea The popes letter was issued as Federico Cardinal Tedeschini archpriest of the basilica of St Peter led a 3hour long Good Friday service in the huge Vati can church It was the solemn mass of pre sanctification an ancient rite In which the canons and clergy of St Peters receive communion wafers consecrated the day before and deposited overnight in a spe cial altar of repose The encyclical on Palestine said many pleas from innumerable refugees come to the pope as well as protests against the grave damages undergone by religious institutions Austin Makes Cut in Price of Cars New York UR Price cuts ranging from to on all models on sale in America were announced by the Austin Motor company LTD effective Friday James F Bramley acting vice president in charge of American sales said the cuts were made pos sible by increasing production volume supported by demand un precedented for a foreign car Heaviest for This Season Since 1893 Hard Freeze With Low of 23 Forecast for Friday Night By RICK MEREDITH Groggy from lifting heavy snow shovels and pushing autos out of drifts North lowans looked around for Santa Glaus Friday He wasnt in sight but more than 6 inches of imow was in Mason City and a total of of an inch of pre cipitation was reported East and west roads in the Mason City area were reported impassable by early Thursday eve ning Many autos were stalled some in ditches as traffic became increasingly snarled The traffic situation was easing up Friday and by midafternoon however Only highway 18 east of Mason City remained blocked No 18 west had one way traffic in places and 106 was clear There was still oneway traffic on scat tered parts of highway 65 both north and south of Mason City Warmer Saturday The weatherman surveying his only pupil said the snows weVe over but the cold wasnt Friday A hard night freeze with tempera tures dropping to 23 was forecast Saturday its supposed to get warmer with a high of 48 and Easter Sunday shows promise of warm sunshine with readings up to 65 Highways in scattered parts ot the state mostly in the northern half were either closed or open to one waytraffic only Included were heavily traveled Nos 6 and 30 east and west Worst Since 93 The official weather station at1 Charles City reported that the snowfall on the area was the heaviest in the area this late in the year since 1893 Heavy wet snow and ice dam aged 28 long distance telephone circuits out of Mason City pri marily east beginning at 3 p m Thursday Repairs were being made as rapidly as possible and it was expected that all lines would be in normal operation by 5 p m Friday A total of 164 circuits were out of service in the state Friday Most of the trouble centered in the Sioux City and Fort Dodge areas Crews from the Peoples Gas and Electric company worked throughout the night hampered by drifts on streets to repair a number of damaged power lines Normal operations were reported Friday Many farm homes had unex pected guests for the night It reminded Mr and Mrs Claude Lucas of a predicament April 12 1945 Then they had 18 stop at their home Thursday night a total of 12 stopped at their home on highway 18 a mile west of Nora Springs Included were Mrs Charles Bauman and children Karen Kirby and Marcia of Ma son City Mrs Harold Toe and 2 children and Mrs Toes mother Mrs City Charles Howe of Charles Plows in Mothballs Snow caught highway commis sions by surprise as most of them had put their snowplows into re tirement for the summer The snow area was general in the mid west with northern Iowa and Wis consin apparently bearing the brunt Snow was reported as far south as St Louis Two snow bound trucks blocked traffic ona Mississippi river bridge at La Crosse for hours Near the KSMN towereast of Mason City on highway 18 the highway patrol said 15 cars and a bus were still stalled Friday Five cars went into the ditch along highway 18 west of Mason Ci and one upset Many were stranded along the roadway Patrolmen Thursday spent night untangling traffic in the area sut reported no serious accidents Most autos were proceeding cau tiously at snails pace Central Iowas boxing tarn which came to Mgpon City for m card Thursday night only to find the bouts were postponed joined about 50 other motorists stranded in the snow in Hardin county M for in charge of he team said the can in which the team was traveling became stalled at the junctions of high ways 65 and 57 watt of fidora with about 30 Most of the motorists spent night at the farm of Don Balvanr Russell said M were in the farm at time   

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