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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 19, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV HO ME EDITION Press and United FuU Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 19 1949 STATE CAPITOL governors chair from the new main capitol building at Olympia Wash Monday in an evacuation of all state of fices Safety inspectors said the cupola had shifted in the last earthquake making the structure unsafe until it can be repaired Mundt Would Bar Americans From Paris Peace Congress W a s h i n g t o n Mundt RS Dak said Tuesday that U S citizens should be barred from going to such gather ings as the World Peace Con gress in Paris this week The Parismeeting was branded Monday by the house unAmeri can activities committee as a communistarranged affair in tended to line up especially atomic hind a world plan for civil dis obedience Mundt a member of that com mittee until he left the house last year to run for the senate told reporters he is urging the com mittee to1 propose such a ban to state department visa authorities No committee members were available for comment The statedepartment following Its secrecv regarding passport to say whether any had been granted to Americans destined for the Paris meeting However a depart ment official said Passports will be granted to all applicants wishing to attend the Paris congress except to those who for legal reasons are pre vented from receiving a pass port The committee said in a special report made public Monday that ideological confusion of meetings like the one in Paris can easily pass over into outright treason The report quoted Frederick JoliotCurie whom it identified as the French communist and atomic scientist who is in charge of arrangements for the Paris con ference as saying American delegates would include Charles Chaplin O Jqhn Rogge Rockwell Kent Louis Untermeyer Howard Fast Johannes Steel Artie Shaw and Rabbi J X Cohen The conference is scheduled to ftpen Wednesday and run through Saturday 18 DPs FOR IOWA Washington The army transport General Haan with 884 displaced persons including 18 bound for Iowa is due to dock at Boston Wednesday the Interna tional Refugee organization here has announced Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Slowly increasing cloudiness Tuesday night and Wednesday Warmer Tuesday night Low Tuesday night 35 to 40 showers Tuesday spreading eastward over state Wednesday Low Tuesday night 4045 I0wa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 2 to 5 degrees above normal Highs averaging near 82 and lows near Mild Wednesday Cooler Thursday Little change Friday Warmer again Saturday Precip itation will average about one quarter inch occurring as show ers Wednesday and in the ex treme west portion Tuesday night Minnesota Increasing cloudiness and warmer Tuesday with some scattered light showers extreme west portion Wednesday partly cloudy with a few showers west and north Warmer southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 41 Minirmim 24 At 8 a m Tuesday 39 AGO Maximum 88 Minimum 54 Hearings on Church Trials Begin in UN Lake Success N Y UR The trials of Gatholic and Protestant churchmen behind the iron cur tain come up Tuesday for anoth er series of hot eastwest debates in the United Nations Initial hearings on the church issue began in the UNs special po titical committee in the face of futile eastern European efforts to steer the UN away from any action The general assembly however already has voted committee con sideration of the Hungarian and Bulgarian trials over bitter so ciet bloc objections Certain to meet strenuous east ern complaints was a proposal by Cuba that the UN appoint a spe cial 15nation commission to make an investigation of church trials in Hungary Bulgaria and Yugo slavia The cases concern action against Joseph Cardinal Minds zenty and Lutheran Bishop Ordass by Hungary trials of 13 Protest ant churchmen by Bulgaria and the trial of Archbishop Stepinac by Yugoslavia Cuba may seek to expand the lineup to include sim ilar cases in Romania The Cuban proposal does not meet with the full favor of the United States and Britain in view of their endeavors to bring pri mary pressure on Hungary and Bulgaria through peace treaty ma chinery But the western powers are ready for the UN vote con demnation of the eastern Europe an church trials as violations of human rights and freedoms pend ing the peace treaty action which will take months Saves Life of Small Girl Who Falls in Well Des Moines JP A neighbor woman who modestly discounted her action Tuesday saved the life of a 4 year old girl who fell into a 40foot well Mrs B C Jamison the neigh bor kept the head of Betty John son above water even after the rope holding the woman broke Both were then pulled out of the well by firemen The child was trapped an estimated 25 minutes Betty was screaming hysteri cally and only her head remained above the icy water when reached her Mrs Jamison said The surface of the water was about 10 feet below the top of the pump type well and there was an estimated 30 feet of water in the well Mrs Jamison said If Betty hadnt been partly wedged between the well pipe and the side of the shaft she surely would have gone under before I got down there Mrs Jamison ex plained The neartragedy occurred while Betty daughter of Mr and Mrs Everett Johnson and 2 neighbor children were at play Mrs E R Minnick said the wel was located on the lot line in the Minnick back yard It was covered with boards anc I cant understand how in the world the children ever got them off she TAKE FROM SAFE Perry crackers took in a weekend robbery at the Globe Loan company here Sher iff Evan Burger said Monday He said the dial and knob were knocked off the safe and the money removed Spurn Reds1 Bid on End of Blockade Report Soviet Ask Drop in Plans for West German State London UR Diplomatic sources reported Tuesday that the western Big 3 had rebuffed Rus sian feelers toward ending the Berlin blockade but had left the way open for further negotiations Informed quarters said a soviet representative had been told in formally thatthe west would agree to 1 The simultaneous ending of he Berlin blockade and the west ern counterblockade of soviet oc upation areas in Germany Big 4 Meeting 2 A meeting of the Big 4 coun il of foreign ministers on the en ire German situation after the blockade is lifted The west was said to have made it clear to the Soviets that plans o set up a western German gov ernment would go ahead despite Russian objections Gen Lucius D Clay said in Berlin that he did not know of any Russian offer toward lifting the blockade Any preliminary negotiations he said would be at overnmental level Carries on Talks The eastwest negotiations over Berlin were reported carried on through Jacob Malik soviet dele gate to the United Nations secur ity council Malik was understood to have suggested originally that the west drop its plans for a west German government in return for the lift ing of the blockade He hinted hat would clear the way for a meeting of foreign ministers on Germany which Russia long has sought The soviet suggestion inform ants said was relayed to the west ern Big 3 foreign ministers then meeting in Washington 75 More Called as Prospective Jurors in Murdgr Trial Fifteen additional persons from Mason City were called Tuesday afternoon by Judge Tom Boynton as prospective jurors in thetrial of Francis M Ashford 36 on a charge of murder Attorneys for the state and de fense by noon had exhausted the entire panel of 35 names without having picked the necessary 12 jurors and 1 alternate which will hear the evidence Calling of witnesses in connec tion with the stabbing of Arthur Ashburn 44 on the night of Dec 23 was expected to begin in the late afternoon Ashford is charged with 1st degree murder in connec tion with the stabbing which he admitted to Mason City police 6 Morrell Workers Go Back to Jobs Ottufwa are re newed for settlement of the labor management dispute which has threatened to tie up operations of John Morrell Co meat packing plant here An agreement a s reached Monday afternoon by which sus pension of 6 skilled beefkill em ployes were lifted and the beef kill gang is to try again to meet new work standards This was confirmed by both sides The executive board of the CIO Packinghouse Workers local un ion meanwhile is holding in abey ance plans to take a strike vote among members of the entire bargaining agency This Paper of Two No 164 AP Wlrephoto MRS INEZ BRENNAN Woman Admits Lonely Hearts Slayings of 2 Dover Del stocky 43 yearold brunette tearfully ad mitted Tuesday she and 2 of her sons killed 2 men she met through Lonely Hearts club letters Since Friday night Mrs Inez Brennan had steadfastly denied any knowledge of the slayings to which first her son Robert then Raymond confessed But Delaware state police under Col Edgar Barnes continued questioning her about the deaths of Wade N Wool dridge 70 of Bedford Va and Hugo Schultz 66 Epson N Hamp Finally they played for her re cordings of the sons telling how the men were shot in the head buried in a pigpen on the Bren an farm later the bodies were dug up burned and scattered on the city dump Mrs Brennan fainted Revived she sobbed to Col Barnes The way the boys said it thats how it was Earlier Barnes announced the 2 con fessions Mrs Brennan and one of hex sons Robert 16 already have been charged with the murder in the slaying of Wooldridge Similar charges will be filed tomorrow in the Schultz killing he said The other son Raymond 23 is charged with murder in the slaying o1 Wooldridge Similar charges wiL he filed Wednesday in the Schultz killing he said The other son Raymond 23 is in custody as an accessory i Beardsley to Tallc to Bond Leaders Des Moines William S Beardsley will address more than 100 United States savings bond leaders here Tuesday nighl at a dinner meeting called to dis cuss plans for a sales campaign Herbert L Horton state chair man of the U S savings bonds division said that state regional and county chairmen will be briefed on plans for an oppor tunity drive in coordination with a nationwide campaign A national dinner will be held at Washington D C Signs Bill to Extend Marshall Aid Plan Is Renewed for 15 Months at Billion Plus Washington UR President Truman Tuesday signed into law a 15month renew al of the Marshall plan Mr Truman put his signature to the bill at a white house ceremony witnessed by foreign aid admini strator Paul G Hoffman and W Averell Harriman special aid am bassador to the Marshall plan countries The measure approved by over whelming majorities in both houses of congress is a 2nd in stallment on the 4 year European recovery program It aims to carry the program through what Hoffman has termed the critical1 period between now and mid 1950 The bill authorizes continuation of the Marshall plan through June 30 1950 It provides for spending up to until June 30 1949 plus for the following 12 months Theauthorization must be fol lowed by an appropriation bil putting up the actual cash for the program And economymindec members of congress have servec they will use a micro scope on spending requests in an effort to save money In its final form the extension contained few changes from the original Marshall plan bill passec by the 80th congress in 1948 The major changes were Authorization of an extra 000000 fund to guarantee that American individuals who inves in approved European recovery projects would be able to get their earnings in American dol lars That provision was intended to encourage private American investment in Europe Fiftyfour million dollars in previously appropriated but stil unused funds could be used for American civilian relief work in China The Netherlands would be de nied further Marshall plan help if the United Nations should order sanctions against that country for defying UN ceasefire orders Indonesia Gordell Hull Is Released From Naval Hospital Washington Hull former secretary of statet was re leased Monday from Bethesda na val hospital after more than 2 years of treatment Announcing this Tuesday the navy said the elderly statesman has made an excellent recovery and has been discharged and has returned to his home permanent ly An official explained that the home referred to was in Washing ton The hospital said he had suf fered a severe physical collapse as the result of overwork for severa years Sharp Wits Needed by German Doctors Hamburg Germany your feet please said a polit thief as he rolled up the rug in doctors waiting room When the receptionist discov ered the rug had been stolen she accepted the offer of a woman pa tient who said she would catch the thief if loaned a bicycle Net loss to the doctor One rug and one bicycle AP Wirephoto FIRE DAMAGES IRON pour a stream of water into the twisted wreckage of fallen window casings in a walj of the HanselElcock Iron Works pattern shop in Chicago Monday The fire which ignited 2 large oil storage tanks did heavy dam age to the shop but 50 employes of the firm escaped unharmed Fire Marshal Anthony J Mullaney estimated the damage at See Adjournment Date Wednesday AP Wirephoto BUNCHE GREETED ON RETURN FROM PEACE MIS Ralph J Bunche acting United Nations media tor for Palestine is greeted by his wife and 5yearold son Ralph Jr on the liner Queen Mary in New York Monday as he returned from his peace mission He said the armis tice agreements thus far concluded between Israel and Arab nations are working well Hopkins Not Named to New Term on Board of Control Des Moines William S Beardsley Tuesday sent 17 ap pointments to the state senate for confirmation In addition to nam ing 7 new members of the new Iowa natural resources council state flood control agency the governor made the following ap pointments Richard H Plock Burlington republican to succeed himself as a member of the state board of education George D Reynolds Clinton a democrat to succeed John J Swaner of IowaCity on the state highway commission Robert Jones of Chariton a democrat to replace Chairman P F Hopkins Mason City on the state board of control J Frank Hamilton of Maquoke ta a democrat to replace D L Murrow Corydon on the state tax commission Elmer P Corwin of Fruitland to succeed himself as state in dustrial commissioner To Succeed Beard Rep Luke L Caffrey DCres co to succeed H C Beard Mt Ayr on the state board of social welfare These appointments were for fulltime positions on the various departments and agencies In addition the governor named members of the state aeronautics commission the board of control and the state soil conservation commission The Iowa natural resources council is the new agency created by the legislature to handle all flood control problems affecting the state Named to the council were H Garland Hershey state geologist at Iowa City L C Craw ford Iowa City Roswell Garst Coon Rapids Mrs Addison Par ker Des Moines Dr J Harold Ennis Mt Vernon Chris Jensen Audubon and Ewald G Trost Fort Dodge Others Appointed Others appointed by the gover nor are Virginia Bedell Spirit Lake to succeed herself as a member of the state board of parole Harry Tyler Villisca to replace J Rapp Shenandoah on the Iowa acronaxitics commission Harry Coffie Estherville to succeed Robert G Starritt of Spencer on the aeronautics com mission Kenneth M Wagner West Lib erty to the state soil conservation committee Reynolds new member of the state highway commission is a restaurant owner at Clinton and had been well recommended for the highway commission post the executive office said The governor had intended to reappoint Hopkins to the state board of control but was unable to do so because of a law forbidding 2 members of the board from the same congressional district One of the other recent appointees to the board Henry Burma of Allison resides in the same district as Hopkins Dies at Mclntire services for Joseph Huddleston 74 will be held Wednesday at 2 p m at the Meth odist church with burial in the Wayne cemetery He died at his home Sunday Survivors include the widow 3 sons and a daughter P F HOPKINS Arrest Youth in Connection With Prowlings Mason City police are holding Roger Clausen 15 22 Adams S W for investigation in connection with the prowling of several homes and apartments in Mason City in recent weeks Clausen was arrested in front of a local theater Monday afternoon on a description given by Mrs E G Morse 28 Carolina S E Mrs Morse said she was in an upstairs room of her home when the youth came to the door ofthe room ap parently not realizing she was there and said he was selling tickets to a ball police said they were told After the youth had left Mrs Morse discovered that was missing from a pocketbook in a downstairs room Clausen also admitted he was the one who took from an apart ment of Mrs A B Goerdt 223 2nd N W on April 9 Chief of Police Harold E Wolfe said A sophomore in Mason City high school the youth had not attendee school in recent weeks He has done some amateur boxing here At the time of his arrest he was on parole from the Eldora state training school for boys He was sent to Eldora in connection with the theft of a motor scooter in Ma son City and a subsequent joy ride on it to Ames Des Moines where he was arrested for house prowling SAME 113 White tUr M Legislature May Have to Stop Clock Reapportionment Amendment Ruled to Be Out of Order Des Moines move to re vive the hot legislative reappor iiohment issue withered in the nouse Tuesday as the Iowa legis lature voted to stop its clocks at 4 p m Wednesday Speaker Gus T Kuester ruled out of order an amendment filed ay 4 republicans and a democrat to a pending house measure in an apparent effort to get last minute action on a proposal to give cities more power in the legislature by redrawing legislative districts in proportion to present population Kuester said the amendment was out of order because the house already has acted on the question this session and because it was attached to another proposal which also would require a con stitutional amendment The other proposal would provide that a ma jority of the members of the legis lature could by petition require the governor to call a special ses sion The house then passed the spe cial session resolution after amending it to require a petition by of the members of each house instead of a simple major ity Goes to Voters If passed by the senate the pro posal will have to be approved by the next legislature and the voters before becoming part of the con stitution Democratic Floorleadcr v Gene Poston handling the measure in the house said it was not aimed at Gov William S Beardsley Rep M F Hicklin Rlpffcllp said he approved of the resolution but opposed it on the ground that in practice it would permit a lame duck legislature to call a special session The house began debate on a proposal to keep the present 75 per cent collection rate on the state income tax for another 2 years but deferred it until later Tuesday when a parliamentary question was raised A move to lift the sales tax from food was expectedto be attempted during debate on the income tax legis lation Stop Clock A resolution adopted by both houses called for final adjourn ment at 4 p m Wednesday the 101st day of the 1949 session But it was apparent that the lawmak ers would have to stop the clock at that time and work a day or 2 longer to clean up remaining business The senate adopted a house resolution asking congress to in clude topgrade frozen and shell eggs in the price support program Late Monday the house passed a bill to exempt the first oE bank or checking accounts from the 5mill moneys and credits tax The house passed the measure only after stripping it of much more farreaching provisions ap proved by the senate The sen ate version would have exempted in moneys and credits in practically any form and not only bank or checking accounts A drivehas been started in tha house to end rent controls in Iowa next Nov 1 Rep James Arm strong filed an amendment to the rent control bill passed by the senate to declare the housing emergency in Iowa at an end and decontrol all rents in the state The senate bill would allow local and decontrol rents with the approval of the governor Report Red Peace Terms Are Rejected official source said Tuesday night the Chinese government had decided to reject the latest communist an act which is expected to touch off the battle of the Yangtze The communist radio warned that a veteran red army of 400 000 men is ready to across the Yangtze in the Nanking Shanghai area unless the gov ernment gives in reds demand an answer by Wednesday They insist the gov ernment must grant them an un opposed crossing of the Yangtze as a prelude to final peace talks The red peace terms amount to surrender The communist radio boasted that the seasonedEast China ar mies of General Chen Yi had fin ished preparations for crossing   

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