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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 16, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME Associated pltst and Unlted Press MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 16 1949 Took While Truck Driver Slept Iowa City Saturday were looking for a man acussed of stealing from the pants pocket of a trucker while he was asleep Sheriff Milford Englebert of Marengo said a wanant had been sworn out for the arrest of Thom as Calhoun 25 of Benton Har bor Mich by A D Brink Ben ton Harbor trucker The sheriff said Brink told him that he was enroute from Cali fornia to Michigan and that Cal houn was riding with him Brink said he had known Calhoun pre viously in Michigan Engelbert said Brink told him this story The 2 stopped at a rooming house at Victor Friday night They retired for the night About mid night Brink awoke to discover that Calhoun was gone Also missing was which Brink had in his pant hanging nearby Hall Makes Last Minute Plea for Easter Seal Sales Des Moincs Earl Hall Iowa chairman of the Easter seal campaign appealed Saturday for lastminute contributions Hall editor of the Mason City GlobeGazette said contributions may still be made despite the fact that the campaign formally ends Sunday I want to thank all lowans have purchased Easter seals this year and want to remind the public that the amount of work that can be done by the Iowa So ciety for Crippled Children and Adults is gauged entirely on the response of the public to the Easter seal campaign Hall said Wallace Beery Dies at Home After Heart Ailment Siege 2nd Son of Head of Safety Group Killed in Crash Montclair N J B Jackson 26 killed Thursday in a Washington Ind auto crash was the 2nd son ofHarold P Jackson chairman of the National Com mittee for Traffic Safety to die in a traffic accident in less than 10 months His brother Ralph 21 was fa tally injured last June 26 when his motorcycle collided with an auto in Montclair Charles Jackson w a killed when a wheel of his auto caught in the soft shoulder 01 the wet highway 5 miles south of Wash ington Ind and collided with a milk truck the family reported Truman Proclaims Child Health Day Washington P r e si d e n t Truman Saturday proclaimed Sun day May 1 to be Child Health day His proclamation invited all cit izens and agencies interested in the physical and mental wellbeing of children to consider on that day how best to promote programs of child health tttMf K UHftS W KW 120 trttrUi to M By VIRGINIA MacPHERSON Hollywood Wal lace Beery who recently cele brated his 34th year as the lov able old rascal of Hollywoods rough and tumble movies died at his home Friday night of a heart attack He was 65 It was the last of many seizures suffered by the lusty character actor since he strained his heart last summer cranking an outboard motor He had been under constant care of his doctor ever since and for the past several weeks a pri vate nurse had been at his home to make sure the onceactive Beery lived quietly The end of one of Hollywoods longest careers came at 10 p m midnight Confined to House He has been confined to the house for the past 2 weeks a sobbing nurse said We allowed him to do nothing strenuous He couldnt even go out in the garden and putter around He ate a fairly large dinner Friday night and was resting He was reading a book and seemed m very good spirits Then sud denly he seemed to crumple be fore our very eyes He collapsed to the floor and died immediate ly There wasnt time to do a thing for him Present with the jumbosized actor when he collapsed were his adopted daughter Carol Ann her mother Mrs Reta Beery Beerys brother Will and his wife and his nephew Actor Noah Beery Jr They said the hard boiled actor passed away suddenly It all came so fast they said He apparently felt no pain or fright Elephant Trainer Thus ended a Hollywood career that began 45 years ago when a huge lumbering young man crashed show business as an ele phant trainer But he liked to shock interviewers with the story he entered the entertainment field as a piano player in a Kansas City bawdy house As a young man he was a chorus boy and a railroad wiper in a roundhouse As the gray haired hard boiled movie actor he made more than 250 pictures and kept the nation alternately chuckling and weeping for almost 4 decades Only Lionel Barrymore boasted a longer Hollywood career His death brought to a tem porary halt the headline making charges of a willowy movie bit player that he was the father of her yearold son Honey blonde Gloria Schumm 33 sued him for support of her baby charging the actor was intimate with her many times in his Hollywood home and on his cattle ranch in Wyoming WALLACE BEERY Rent Control Law Is Upheld Minneapolis UR Municipal Judge Theodore B Knudson Sat urday upheld constitutionality of the new federal rent control law The action in what was be lieved to be the first test of the recentlyenacted law halted more than 2000 eviction actions in the city Court aides said thousands of similar tenant evictions through out the country might be affected by Knudsons ruling Knudson said in a 10000word memorandum that congress has the authority to legislate protec tion for renters because the hous ing shortage was warborn and congress still retains many emer gency powers He also said such legislation may be retroactive The decision applied specifically to the case of Mrs Luella Rebens dorf a landlady who is trying to oust Mrs Helen Moffat a tenant in one of the plaintiffs apart ments Mrs Rebensdorf used the old rent control law in notifying Mrs Moffat to vacate an apartment by April 1 The landlady said she wished to use the apartment her self the new rent law became ef fective April1 and its terms gave the federal rent director power to draft eviction regulations BALLOON STRANGLES GIRL Spokane Wash old Betty Rie Berryman of Butte Mont died of strangulation when a toy balloon lodged in her throat She was visiting at the home of an uncle Howard E Casey Record Load Into Berlin Via Airlift Western Planes Put on 24Hour Show for Soviet Russia Berlin UR AngloAmerican planes smashed all airlift records Saturday by flying 12941 tons of food and coal into the city in a dramatic 24hour display to Rus sia that its blockade has failed The 4enginecl aerial freighters roared into each of western Ber lins 3 airfields at 3minute inter vals from noon Friday to noon 4 a m CST Saturday They topped the old airlift record of 8 246 tons set only 5 days ago by more than 4500 tons In final hour of the big push some planes were landing only one minute apart Air au thorities estimated the total num ber of flights in the 24 hours at 1364 compared with the previous high of 922 The planes came in such a con tinuous stream through clear sunny skies that a harrassed so viet controller at the Berlin air safety center refused to accept a 3power protest against soviet ma neuvers in the airlift corridors Your flight pattern is changing 0 fast I cant keep my records straight he complained Even Maj Gen William H Tun ner American commander of the airlift felt the fever pitch of the successful record attempt When he asked an airlift pilot at Tem plehof airfield for a ride back to western Germany the pilot just glanced at the regulation jacket which hid Tunners rank and shouted Youll have to shake your tail and get aboard Were in a hurry Tunner grinned and climbed aboard Thli Paper Consists of Two NO m Says GOP to Force Discussion on Pact Blood Test Can Reveal Cancer Early Detroit blood test that an reveal cancer early anywhere n the body was announced Satur day by Dr Charles B Huggins University of Chicago surgeon The test is simple cheap and reasonably sure Dr Huggins president of the American Associ ation for Cancer Research de clared It is a step toward solving one of the biggest problems in can cerdetecting the hidden disease early Earl treatment saves lives The test still is somewhat and not perfect he said It doesnt tell where the cancer is Also a positive result can mean cancer or sickness from pneumo nia tuberculosis or meniingitis But other tests can show whether he patient has these ailments The test could best be made in ancer detection clinics or other aboratories It would take time before the methods can be in stalled in detection clinics The test was developed in work hat found new clues to uncter tanding cancer Dr Huggins said hese findings may be even more mportant than the new test The work was done by Dr Hug jins Dr Elwood Jensen and Ger ald Miller a medical student at Chicago It was aided by a grant rom the American Cancer society Doubt Move for Economy Will Go Far Washington top re publicans in the senate expressed doubt Saturday that their drive to cut government spending will get far One GOP leader asking not to be identified by name said flatly that this session will see no slashes that will amount to anything He said that might make necessary a boost in taxes Another Senator Taft ROhio said he is hopeful that congress will trim federal expenses bu added I am not optimistic A 3rd who has led many eco nomic drives in the past said he will go along with any cuts sug gested by the democrats but I wont stick my neck out and pro pose any He too asked to re main anonymous President Truman in his Jan uary budget message estimated expenses for the year beginning next July 1 at as against estimated receipts of 985000000 That would mean a deficit o counting items which have come up since then like the rearming of westerr Europe a project which reported iy would cost between 000 and Mr Truman asked congress to keep the government out of the red by approving in new taxes That met with a cool reception from the lawmakers Earlier 2 ranking Floor Leader Wherry Neband Senator Bridges NH top GOP member of the appropriations committee had proposed a repub lican drive to slash both foreign and domestic spending Great Day for Irish TO MARK INDEPENDENCE FROM BRITAIN MONDAY Dublin becomes Ire land again Monday There will be great fireworks and celebration but for most Irish the dream is not yet fully realized The independence for which the Irish fought the English for 780 years will be proclaimed in 26 the 6 counties of the north will remain in the United Kingdom and bitterness over this partition still ran kles in the Irish heart It was on Easter Monday 33 years ago that the Irish struck their historicblow for freedom An heroic school teacher Patrick Pearse climbed atop the Dublin post office and hoisted the green white and gold flag of Ireland That same flag flies there today The Irish rebels then flung this challenge to the might of Britain We hereby proclaim the Irish Republic as a sovereign indepen dent state Ireland supported by her exiled children in America and by gallant allies in Europe but relying in the first on her own strength strikes in full confidence of victory Rebellion began Ten days lat er Pearse was dead Most of the other original leaders of the re volt were condemned to the fir ing squad Their flag lay in a pile of rubble But the events of that cold Monday morning now celebrated in song and legend paved the way toward eventual independence The last tie with England was cut away in February when the dail parliament repealed the ex ternal relations act which gave Britain the right to approve Irish diplomats Proclamation of the Sovereign Independent State was nut off purposely for Easter Monday as a fitting commemoration of the bloody rebellion Many of the men who battled the British that day have lived lo see this triumph vlrs Ybarba Takes Off for America Frankfurt Germany Wilma Ybarbo freed husband layer took off in an American irmy passenger plane Saturday or the United States She is scheduled to reach West iver Field Mass Sunday The 23 old Maiden Mass mother lad been sentenced to 5 years im jrisonment for killing her hus band The sentence was vacated Friday night by Gen Lucius D Clay U S military governor in Germany Iowa Seaman in Jail for Smuggling Try Liverpool England An American seaman Robert Henry Rial 25 of Fort Dodge Iowa pleaded guilty in a magistrates court Saturday to attempting to smuggle 1090 pairs of silk stock ings and 16000 cigarets into Bri tain Rial a membtr of the crew of the American Clipper was fined with the alternative of 6 months imprisonment He began serving his 6 months sentence Saturday UAW Wins 1st Test in Battle With FE Springfield 111 United Auto Workers Saturday emerged victors in the first major battle with the United Farm Equipment Workers as the 2 rival CIO unions fight for supremacy in the farm implement field The UAW won a national labor relations board election at the Springfield Allis Chalmers plant 1974 to 722 The election had been requested by the UAW Elections in other farm imple ment manufacturing plans will be held to determine which union shall represent the workers Make Drive on Hoodlums Des Moines ff Police with orders of dont spare your club Friday night opened a drive on hoodlums in East Des Moines Chief of Police Lorin Miller is sued his orders following a series of fights a shooting and the beat ing up of a policeman in the east side business district Miller told his officers and plain clothes men to make hourly check of taverns and night spots deliber ately seeking out any trouble mak ers If you see anybody who wants to make trouble you know what to do he said Put them in jail and dont spare your club Harold Lloyd Weatherly 39 was free on bond Saturday after pleading innocent Friday to charges of assault and resisting ar rest after Patrolman Charles Lindquist 57 was beaten up In connection with the same beating a warrant was issued for the arrest of Leroy Weatherly 21 Davenport halfbrother of Har old Lindquist said both men at tacked him after he stopped a fight between one of them and a 3rd man An east side tavern last month was the scene of a shooting in which Clarence McFarland 27 was critically wounded by a dance hall supervisor He is still critical condition in Permit Douglas to Return Home London S Ambassa dor Lewis Douglas returned to his London home in an ambulance Saturday for further treatment of his left eye snagged by a fishhook 12 days ago Surgeons said the condition of the eye remains seri ous He had been undergoing treat ment at the Free eye hospital in Southhampton Torchlight Procession Marks Good Friday Vatican City torchlight procession wound its way up Pal atine hill Friday night in celebra tion of Good Friday It was the first Good Friday procession since the war in which Pilgrims from foreign countries have participated Pope Pius XII spent the day at the altar Butter Cheese Milk Off Ration in France Paris cheese and milk went off the ration in France Saturday for the first time in near ly 10 years The only important items still rationed are gasoline coffee sugar rice margarine lard and olive oU SECOND TRY Niles Cal stunt man using a parachute nears the water jumping off the Golden Gate bridge Friday His jump was successful and he suffered no serious injuries It was Niles 2nd attempt On March 26 he was arrested by bridge police before he could go over the side He received a 10day jail sentence for disturbing the peace Friday he eluded police and made his jump Story on page 2 Sunny Easter Forecast as lowans Recover From Snow Des Moines brought by Aprils sneak blizzard was dis appearing rapidly under clear skies Saturday and the weather bureau said Iowa would have Easter Bonnet weather Sunday Fair and warmer with temper atures in the 60s were predicted Meanwhile most cars stalled in the storm of Thursday had been freed and highways generally were open There was oneway traffic in some places and a few thoroughfares in east central and northeastern Iowa were to be opened during the day Shortly before noon the high way commission at Ames reported all primary highways were open and road surfaces normal The Iowa high temperature Friday was 46 at Council Bluffs and Sioux City In eastern Iowa the mercury failed to get out of the 30s Davenport and Iowa City had a Friday high of only 34 The low early Saturday was 17 above at Iowa City With the com ing of sunrise however the mer cury began to climb steadily Mason City had a high of 39 Thursday and the mercury dipped to 20 during the night A steady rise in temperature was in pros pect for the weekend Highway 18 east of Mason City was practically all clear Satur day It had been the worst hit of any main road in the area Noi mal traffic was flowing on high way 65 and between Mason City and Clear Lake One auto went in the ditch east of Nora Springs Friday night when a rear wheel slipped off in the snow but no one was injured TO POSTMASTERSHIP Washington U S sen ate has approved the nomination of John R Bahne as postmaster of Eldora Iowa Rejected Suitor Kills Girls Dad Merrick N Y 22 year old rejected suitor killed the fath er of his former girl friend Satur day then held off police with a shotgun while pleading for her forgiveness in a teargasfilled bedroom The exsuitor DeWitt Combs of Wantagh N Y finally surren dered to police after he had bar ricaded himself in the girls home and pleaded with her to forgive me and be my girl again Police said the handsome youth felled the girls father Francis S Fay 53 witha blast from his shot gun in the course of a furious gun battle in the kitchen of the dark ened home Fay died immediately Police surrounded the house but were held at bay by the youth who shouted from the upper story of the residence that he would kill the first man that comes near this house Tear gas bombs were pumped into the residence Finally a police man crept near a window and shouted assurances to Combs that neither he nor the girl would be harmed if he surrendered Combs then tossed the weapon into the yard and gave himself up Toft Gives Answer to Demo Rumor Sr McGrath Suggests Republicans May Plan Long Debate By JACK BELL Washington Senate Re publicans will force full discus sion of the North Atlantic Se curity pact Senator Taft R Ohio said Saturday His statement came in answer to a suggestion by Senator Mc Grath of Rhode Island the demo cratic national chairman that re pubjicans may be planning to use debate on the treaty as a legisla t i v e roadblock against other measures on President Trumans program Writing in the weekly party pamphlet Capital Comment McGrath charged the GOP had delayed passage of the 000 European recovery bill by a slowdown in the senate This strategy will not fool the American voter McGrath said but it will cause him to scan closely the republican record on ratification of the North Atlantic treaty to determine whether the republicans will continue to use the peace program as a legislative roadblock Taft who heads the senate GOP policy committee replied tartly that the administration had bet ter get ready for plenty of discus sion of the security treaty He denied the slowdown charge on foreign aid and added I think there is public demand for full and comprehensivedis cussion of the pact and all of the problems which arise out of it in cluding the issue of furnishing arms to the signatory nations It seems to me that this treaty is far more important as far as the country is concerned than Mr Trumans proposed economic con trol measures which have no pub lic support whatever CARE Reaps Benefit Troy N Y bidding particularly for slide rules marked a studentconducted auction of un claimed lost articles at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute here and net ted for CARE packages for needy Europeans Form Plan Change BRANNAN SEES NO NEED FOR LIMIT ON SUPPORT Washington UR On 2nd hought the administration has re vised its proposal that congress fix t so no farmer would get a gov ernment guaranteed price next on more than about worth of commodities Secretary of Agriculture Charles v Brannan now says the limit houid not be imposed on crops hat are under production con rols The original proposal for an acrosstheboard limit on supports yas contained in the adrmnistra ions new farm program which Brannan presented to congress last week The limit was designed to promote familysized farms It would have limited price sup port for any one farm to 1800 production units amounting to bout worth of crops mea ured by todays prices Support or a wheat farmer would have jeen limited to about 14000 bush Is a cotton farmer to about 180 lales and a hog farmer to about 85 hogs of 200 pounds each A armer who produced more than one crop could divide his support over various crops taking support for example on 342 hogs and 90 bales of cotton Faced witha barrage of congres sional questions Brannan then discovered an inconsistency in the proposal The question arose What about crops under produc tion controls If a largescale pro ducer stays within his acreage allotments and marketing quotas shouldnt he get support on all of his production of those crops even though they exceed the 1800 units Brannan decided he should He said it would be inconsistent to limit price supports for B crop on which the producer already had voluntarily accepted a production limit to avoid surpluses Under the modified plan pro ducers who complied with con trols would get support on aU of the output of the controlled crops He would get support on addition al crops only if he had not already received support on the maximum number of production units Rail Express Employes End Stoppage New York thousand Railway Express employes voted Saturday to end their 5weekold work stoppage and return to work Monday Upon their action the agency im mediately lifted its embarEo on less than carload lots of freight in and out of New York effective at a m Monday The vote was taken at a meet ing of clerks and freight handlers employed by the agency in the metropolitan area About 3000 drivers idled in the long dispute also will be affected Daniel J Sullivan district gen eral chairman of the AFL Brother hood of Railway and Steamship Clerks declared the vote for re turning to work was unanimous He ignored 2 or 3 hands raised in dissent About 3200 union mem bers attended the meeting The ballot was binding on all 7000 clerks and freight handlers SPRING IN JAPANr Tokyo spring at last in Tokyo as anyone can tell by the cherry blossoms But on the northern half of Honshu island snow blanketed the west coast Saturday It was the latest spring snowfall there since 1928 Weather Report IN MASON CITY Mason City Clear and cool Sat urday night with low of 32 Fair and warm Sunday with high of 60 Iowa Clear and cool Saturday night Sunday fair and wann er LowSaturday night 3238 Minnesota Mostly cloudy Satur day night showers north and central portions wanner except little change extreme north west partly cloudy Sunday turning colder north portion FORECAST GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending 8 a m Saturday Maximum Minimum 28 At 8 a m Saturday 34 YEAR AGO Maximum 75 Minimum 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