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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 10, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NE1GHIORS VOL LV Associated United Press Full Lease Wires HOME EDITION irrTTTTi Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 10 1949 A Shenff Mason tion both of DeMoines M Cl este T Of the local the Iowa State Federation of Labor at the av the speakers at the opening ses the Iowa State Federation of Labor of the Chamber of Commerce Lee Maaon Citv who the invoca and Sue assistant office secretary AUXILIARY OFFICERSDaisy White Sioux City state president of Auxiliary is presenting the gavel to the incoming president Edith Beebe Des Moines at the etection ofjpfficers Monday preceding the opening of state convention in Mason City Tuesday Gwen McEIroy Boone the newly elected secretarytreasurer is next to the president In the back row from left to right are Daisy Leake Mason City organizer Gertrude Beck Council Bluffs vice president and Marie Baner Burlington chaplain AFL Delegates Applaud Keenan Talk State Convention Opened at Armory by J W Griebling Joseph D Keenan Washington D G director of labors league for political education and the special representative of President William Green gave a rousing political action talk that brought the delegates of the 54th annual convention of the Iowa State Federation of Labor to their feet in applause Tuesday All we want out of this life it a decent living and we want the highest standards possible in the economic structure said Mr Keenan If we dont have enough votes today to repeal the Taft Hartley bill we will by 1950 and make it possible in this country to develop the greatest standard of living known to man Opens Tuesday The convention was opened at the Mason City armory by the chairman of the local convention committee James W Griebling The Rev Marvin O Lee asked the invocation and Lester Milligan of the Mason City Chamber ofCommerce gave the address of welcome Sheriff Cal Dwan welcomed the group for the sheriffs office police and high way patrol Mr Griebling then turned the convention over to A A Couch Des Moines president of the Iowa State Federation of Labor who introduced Mr Keenan Labor went to sleep in 1946 Mr Keenan pointed out and he warned the group it is apt to meet the same pattern of action that trade unions found in Europe un less it wakes up Identical Pattern He discussed the pattern he found in Germany for doing with the trade unions first of all and said that plan in America is identical in pattern Captured nazi records showed the nazi planned to destroy first the trade unions then the Jews and the influence of the church then the communications and fi nally eliminate the right of all assembly according to Mr Keen an In this country they are attempt Ing to destroy trade unions with the promise of reduction of taxes reduction of the cost di living the promise of housing at a price a veteran can afford to pay a min imum wage of and schools enough ao that children can be educated We are destined to see this ding through said Mr Keenan They have put us into politics we are in politics to stay We want a strong itate organization for the greatest amount of coop eration will bring about the best results Kirkpatrick Speaks Ray C Kirkpatrick director of Labor Relations Federal Works Agency Washington D C also spoke at the opening session Tues day stating that as the result of postponements which circum stances have made necessary over the past decade and more an urg ent and often desperate deficit of public works construction exists in all parts of the country In large and small communi ties public works construction has fallen far behind present needs and future requirements City county state and federal govern ments have not been able to ex pand their facilities for necessary public services said Mr Kirk patrick Included are schools hospitals sewer and water systems streets and highways airports and land ing strips parks and playgrounds bridges viaducts and grade sep arations Not Luxuries I think youll agree with me that these are not luxuries but the urgent necessities of modern life They are part and parcel of the high standard of living in this country Upon our ability to keep abreast of our growing needs in this field of construction depends the health education safety and general welfare of both children and adults All during the years of post ponement our public works plant continued to wear put And the population has continued to grow Taken in the aggregate our needs add up to an estimated 100 billion dollars The size of this figure speaks for itself Maintain Stability Used as a balance wheel to maintain stability in the construc tion industry public works con struction can help to maintain our economy at high levels of employ ment and production Public con struction tends as a matter of course to increase when private building falls off However if this balancing force is to be employed to full advantage it is necessary to have an adequate reserve shelf of completed blueprints to be drawn on as necessary The build ing trades delegates here will tell you that unless plans and specifi cations are prepared in advance it takes from 18 months to 2 years to get men to work on the site The school situation is a case in point The need for school fa cilities is particularly acvite Sev entynine per cent of our schools were constructed before 1930 Twenty per cent were built be tween 1870 and 1899 Eight of every 10 of our school buildings according to a survey made by the New York Times are only in fail or good condition Serious Situation Recognizing the seriousness of the situation the United States Conference of Mayors at a recent meeting adopted a resolution urg ing congress to enact legislation providing for lowinterest loans and grants to local public agencies for school construction Many communities are with out adequate hospital facilities Sewer and water improvements and extensions serious enough to raise questions of health protec tion are long overdue in other communities Before the convention ad journed at noon committees were appointed by Mr Couch Gov William S Beardsley who was scheduled for Tuesday will be at the Thursday morning session ac cording to revised plans Bandit Gets Loot of From jowa City Firm Iowa City armed ban dit who paid an earlier call look ing for a friend robbed the Household Finance company of Monday The robber knocked out the companys manager after first forcing him to gag and tie up his secretary and a customer Manager Robert Lund 27 said the bandit whose age he esti mated at 25 to 30 forced him at gun point to bind his secretary and a customer with a clothesline which he handed Lund The rob ber also provided Lund with chamois skin for gags Lund said he was then slugged with the gun Episcopal Conventior Starts in Davenport Davenport 97th an nual convention of the Episcopal diocese of Iowa opened Tuesday About 500 delegates and con vention visitors were expected to attend the 2day session and the meeting of the womens auxiliary of the Iowa diocesan branch held in connection with it The Rt Rev Elwood Haines was the opening speaker after a Holy Communion service in Trin ity cathedral marked the start of the session Election of diocesan boards and officers will be held during the convention Paper Consists of Two No Both GOP Demos Favor Expense Cut Economic Advisers Say Spending Slash Better Than Tax Hike Washington fi Democrats and republicans alike in congress threw support Tuesday behind a reported recommendation by Pres ident Trumaps council of econo mic advisers for a cut in govern ment spending The council was said to have held that because of unsettled bus iness conditions it would be safer to trim spending than to try any sharp tax increase Responsible officials said the economists went even further to suggest the possibility of cutting some excise taxes and of delaying 6 months a social security pay roll tax boost scheduled for July Each of these proposals got con siderable backing from the law makers But the final decision on which way to turn in the face of obvious ly increasing financial pressure on the nations economy rests with Mr Truman Thus far he has re fused to back down on his re peated demands for in new taxes The economic advisers were said to have urged the president to accept a lesser goal than this Chairman George DGa of the senate finance committee said thR advisory to the white house last week but not yet formally made firms the position he has taken If the national income is shrink ing because business is shrinking it would be nonsense to clap more taxes on a falling economy George told a reporter Our only hope is to cut expenditures Reds Renewing Shanghai Push Shanghai com munist forces estimated at 200 000 men renewed their drive on Shanghai Tuesday while other communist columns reportedly foiTftd forced withdrawal from Hankow in cen tral China Press reports said that Gen Pai ChungHsi commander of the Hankow garrison had started to move his 300000 troops south ward toward Canton to avoid be ing trapped by the communists The renewed communist drive on Shanghais approaches started Monday night and was reported still raging furiously 12 hours later The communists were re ported hitting hardest at Kaiting only 22 miles northwest of Shang hai and Kunshan 30 miles west At Kaiting the communists were only 15 miles west of the Woosung forts guarding the Whangpoo river Shanghais only outlet to the sea Military authorities ordered the Shanghai population to prepare for a state of siege by laying in emergency food supplies sufficient for several months City police were placed on a wartime footing Reports relayed through Hong Kong said all civilian passenger traffic on the rail line from Han kow south was stopped Monday to make way for the military Etiquette on Road Discussed by Emily Post New York A gentleman will no more cheat a red light or stop sign than he would cheat in a game of cards Emily Post speaking A courteous lady will not scold raucously with her auto mobile horn any more than she would act like a fishwife at a party Primitive irresponsible dis courteous and impatient behavior behind the whpel of an automo bile has no place in society The wellbred person will see courtesy and wellmannered hu man conduct in practically every traffic rule These are quotes from a traf fice safety booklet Motor Man ners issued Tuesday by the na tional highway users conference Mrs Post whose nama has been synonymous with rules of etiquette for many years wrote the pamphlet free of charge Its to be distributed free to individual motorists SAME WkiU Umt mnuf traffic u Electricity Restored to Sections of Berlin Britain Iron Steel Bill Is Sent to Lords London labor gov ernments iron and steel national ization bill went from the house of commons to the predominately conservative house of lords Tues day for final approval Commons passed it by a vote of 333 to 203 Monday night The con servatives had anticipated defeat Declaring passage of the bill was a tragic interlude conserva tives promised to repeal it and re turn the industry to private own ership the moment they return to power Laborites said they were merely doing some wishful thinking They said despite an expected rejection in lords the laborites would bring it out before the next general elections in 1950 through use of the recentlyenacted parliament bill 61YearOld Man Dies in Home Blaze Ceiiterville Gorman 61 was burned to death early Tuesday in a fire which swept his 6room house here It was the 2nd fatal fire in Iowa in less than 24 hours Gorman was alone in the house when the fire was discovered at a m Firemen said the fire apparently started on the main floor of the onestory house and spread to the basement The in terior was destroyed Gorman apparently ran into the bathroom when he discovered the fire firemen said They said he if he climbed out his bedroom window The fire was reported by neigh bors across the street from the Gorman house Gormans wife a registered nurse was in Cincinnati about 9 miles west of here when the fire occurred She was on a call Princess in Visit With Pope Pius Vatican City Mar garet of Britains Protestant royal family and Pope Pius head of the Roman Catholic church met Tues day and talked for more than a quarter of an hour in the papal library The princess somberly garbed in a long sleeved high necked black frock entered the papal li brary at p m p m EOT 8 minutes before the ap pointed hour Margaret and the pope were alone in the highceillnged book lined room for 18 minutes Then she called in the small retinue which accompanied her to the Vatican and presented them to the pontiff The 18 year old princess called at the seat of the Roman Catholic church despite expressions of dis approval by representatives of tens of thousands of English Pro testants Mason City Native Dies in Air Crash Stillwater Minn Col Ott6 H Peterson commander of the 133rd fighter squadron Min nesota national guard was killed Monday night when his F51 plane crashed and burned 4 miles north of here on a training flight Peterson a native of Mason City Iowa lived in Minneapolis He was a graduate of the Eau Claire Wis high school and Teachers college as well as the University of Wisconsin where he took up law His widow Harriet survives He was a veteran of World war II Witnesses said Peterson was flying in a 3plane formation when it appeared to explode in midair and crashed in a farmers pasture Prefers Yacht Los Angeles husband preferred his yacht to her Actress Eva Gabor testified in obtaining a divorce from Charles Isaacs 38 sportsman and real estate in vestor The beautiful blonde was awarded a decree Monday A set tlement gave her monthly for 11 years or a month in the event of his death They mar ried in 1943 Isaacs kept his yacht the Sere nade AP Wirephoto RUTLEDGES AWAIT COURT Dr Robert C Rutledge Jr sits by his tall blonde wife during the noon recess at the murder trial of the young St Louis pediatri cian in Cedar Rapids Monday Mrs Rutledges alleged rela tions with Byron Hattman with whose death Dr Rutledge is charged weie outlined in opening statements Monday morning Pictures Stricken by Court in Rutledge Trial Cedar Rapids pic tures of the stabbed body of By ron C Hattman were stricken by the court Tuesday in the love triangle murder trial of Dr Rob ert G Rutledge Jr The photographs were among 17 introduced by the state in its effort to cast the young specialist on childrens diseases in the role of a deliberate killer They had drawn defense fire The defense contended the pic tures were enlarged distorted and unnecessary Several oth Arends Sees Purge Move Washington Arends RI11 told the house Tuesday that President Trumans reported crack that there are too many Byrds in congress is a jump from patronage to purge and indicates a 3rd term attempt A republican leader in the house Arends made a short speech that reflected the glee the GOP is finding in the statement attributed to the president Mon day The republicans look on it as hardening the differences between the president and other southern democrats as well as Senator Byrd only Byrd in senate or house He cant purge the Virginia senator until 1953 Arends said and he cant purge if he isnt around so it looks like he is get ting set for the race in 1952 And it may be Mr Speaker that the patronage to purge ma neuver will turn out to be quite a hurdle and the warbles from the mocking con gress wont be sweet to his ears Actually Mr Truman has been elected to only one presidential term He went to the white house as the successor of the late Presi dent Roosevelt Also while Senator Byrds present term does not expire until January 1953 he will come up for reeltction in 1952 if he decides to seek another term Says Reds Trying to Undermine Reich State Berlin UR Gen Lucius D Clay charged Tuesday that Rus sias supporters in Germany were conducting a sly campaign to un dermine the west German govern ment The American military governor said in his monthly report for March that soviet emissaries had buttonholed west German officials businessmen and plain citizens to preach the dangers of a separate western state These private con versations augmented public prop aganda blasts against the west German regime er pictures to which it objected were permitted to stand as ex hibits Another exhibit entered was Hattmans Ijotelroom key The state says it was found beside the slain mans body The state introduced the pic tures in support of its attempt to prove that the 27yearold St Louis physician lurked in wait ing for his wifes seducer and expertly drove a knife into him Police identification expert Charles Shepard who was on the stand to identiwy the picture ex hibits underwent sharp crossex amination The defense was par ticularly critical of photographs showing gouges in the wall and bathroom door of the room where the men fought a bloody duel Shepard also said on the stand that although fingerprints were found on 3 doors and a magazine in the rbom these fingerprints had not been identified The defense indicated there had been opportunity for the state to establish if it so desired whether these prints were left by Dr Rutledge The trial moved slowly and it appeared it might be some time before the state reaches testimony by which it hopes to show Rut ledge went to room 729 with mud der in his heart and stabbed Hatt man from motives of jealousy and robbery Son of Bank Head Faces Money Charge Madison UR A bank presi dents son who gave himself up to the FBI to face charges of mis handling sat glumly in his jail cell Tuesday and refused to talk about his escapade Normal T Gill president of the Bank of Madison said worth of bonds would cover the losses of John K Gill 44 his son and formerly the banks assistant cashier The loss of his reputation as a prominent civic leader and the possible loss of his wife who sued him for divorce when he fled still faced Gill however Gill told FBI agents that he left home the day bank auditors found errors in the books of the bank He wanted to think things over he said He wandered about the country for 7 weeks STOLE MOTOR SCOOTER Danville HI Price 29 Tuesday began serving a 3 year federal prison sentence for stealing a motor scooter and driv ing it across tht state line to Cov ington Ind Blockade to Come to End on Thursday 16 Allied Trains a Day Will Roll Into Reich Capital Berlin authori ties began lifting the Berlin blockade 40 hours before the deadline Tuesday when they re stored electric power to parts of the western sectors The soviet action gave Amer ican sector housewives unrationed electricity in the middle of the morning for the first time since power rationing was forced upon western Berlin by the soviet blockade last July 9 Radios played and electric stoves glowed as the power flowed into American sector lines from the soviet sector All of Berlins major power generating stations are in the soviet sector Gradual Restoration German electric power author ities said the restoration of elec tricity to the western sector would take place gradually Full service such as existed before the Russians cut off the power during the first weeks of their blockade will not be ef fected until some time Thursday they said Restoration of power was started 40 hours before the offi cial time set for ending the block a m Thursday 401 p m CST At that minute the first of 16 allied trains a day will begin to roll into Berlin for the first time since the Russianscut off allsur face transportation 11 months ago Limit on The number of trains a day was set under an order by Gen Vas sily C Chuikov new soviet mili tary commander providing that traffic regulations between the east and west zones return to the status of March 1 1948 The 16 trains will supply the western sectors with about 10000 tons a day somewhat less than the Anglp American airlift achieved at its highest point All freight and passengers on the train will be passed without restrictions However the Rus sians still will retain the privilege of licensing freight shipments go ing westward out of Berlin Cop Spots Cash New York big blob of grease fell on the windshield of a police car from an El track Tues day forcing Patrolman Gilbert Orr to get out in the rain He spotted a pink rag in a gut ter and picked it up to wipe off the grease He noticed the rag was knotted at 4 corners and felt heavy He took it to the car and opened it Out spilled an even in cash There were seventyeight bills seventy five and many smaller ones Police higherups were mysti fied by the find No such loss had been reported anywhere in the metropolis recently Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Sunny and mild Wednesday Clear and cool Tuesday night Low Tuesday night 40 to 45 High Wednes day 70 to 75 Iowa Fair Tuesday night Wed nesday fair and warmer Low Tuesday night 45 to 50 except near 40 extreme east 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 4 to 7 degrees above seasonal nor mal Normal highs average about 69 normal lows about 46 Fair and warmer Wednesday and Thursday Showers and cooler Friday Possible showers Saturday Warmer again Sun day Precipitation will average about onehalf inch Minnesota Fair south and partly cloudy north portion Tuesday night and Wednesday Showeri near the Canadian border this evening warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tues day Maximum 75 Minimum 42 At 8 a m Tuesday 49 YEAR AGO Maximum 4T Minimum 4j i itinj J
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