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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 12, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Cents a Copy THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION mmm MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 13 1949 Tills Paper of Two No 184 r f AR HEADS WEST FROM BERLINCrqwds in Berlin give a sendoff to the first motor car to move westward over the autobahn territory from Berlin to the British zone following the lifting of the blockade Truman Says He Will Not Try Purge Washington Tru man said Thursday he is not in terested in trying to purge con the people will take care of that He made that observation in a news conference discussion touched off by questions about his reported assertion that there are too many Byrds in congress American Veterans Committee officials quoted him as making that remark in reference to Sen ator Byrd when they vis ited the white house earlier this week There was wide interpretation ofthe report as a hint that Mr Truman may try to purge con gress of democrats who oppose his program President Still Firm on Tax Demands Washington UR President Truman insisted Thursday that in new taxes will be necessary this year to avoid a federal deficit This was the request Mr Tru man made of the congress in Jan u a r y The would be in general revenue In addition the administration wants some in additional social security taxes Chairman Robert L Dougnton of the taxwriting house ways and means committee expressed hope Wednesday that government spending could be cut sufficient ly to avoid new taxes this year Doughton even expressed doubt that a bill calling for new taxes would be considered at this ses sion of congress Thursday at a news conference Mr Truman stuck firmly to his January position which appeared to be in direct opposition to the feeling expressed Wednesday by Doughton The president told reporters he is in complete agreement with Doughton on the necessity for rigid economy in the government He said he had followed the prin ciple of rigid economy in drafting the budget for the 1950 fiscal year which Begins this July 1 But under succeeding ques tioning the president said he does not believe it would be possible to avoid a deficit without new taxes And he said he anticipated no change in his original request for in new revenue Waterloo Workers Favor Strike Move Waterloo than 6000 members of the CIO United Auto Workers Union Local 838 voted Thursday to determine whether a strike should be authorized if necessary at the John Deere plant here The union members have been working since last Thursday with out a contract Carl Dahl presi dent of the local said negotiations with management at Moline III are deadlocked and recessed until Friday Gillette Votes Against Postoffice Expense Cut Washington Gil lette DIowa voted with the majority Wednesday when the defeated 45 to 33 an amendment by Senator Knowland RCal to lop 5 per cent off the tmsurypostoffice spending bill Senator Hlckenlooper RIowa in favor of the amendment Maid Says She Saw Rutledge in Room of Murdered Man Cedar Rapids prosecution witness said Thurs day she saw Dr Robert C Rutledge Jr in hotel room of Byron C Hattman a few hours before the St Louis elec trical engineer was stabbed to death Miss Margaret Bell 22 Negro maid at the Roosevelt hotel here said he went to the room while she was cleaning it at about p m last k cember 14 The state charges that Hattman was killed in a fight with Dr Rutledge at about p m that day A later witness said he put some gasoline in Rutiedges car here at about p m Another wit ness said she was told by the doc tor that he arrived in St Louis about in the evening The highway distance from Cedar Rapids to St Louis is approxi mately 300 miles Tried for Murder The 28yearold St Louis pedi atrician is on trial for first de gree murder in the death of Hatt man bachelor admirer of Dr Rut ledges wife Sydney The de fense claims that Hattman 29 seduced and debauched Mrs Rutledge 23 The maid witness No 26 for the state pointed out Rutledge in the court room as the man who she said went to room 729 and asked her how long it would take me to clean the room She said shetold him it would take about 10 minutes In response to a question from Assistant County Attorney David Elderkin Miss Bell said Rutledge then left and returned a short time later What was his appearance when he returned Elderkin asked Kind of Tired Well he seemed kind of tired she said Defense Counsel R S Milner moved that the reply be stricken and District Judge J E Heiser man sustained the motion Did you observe whether or not he was breathing hard El derkin asked Yes she replied He said something about walking being hard work Miss Bell said she returned to the room at about unlocked the door and opened it about 6 inches She testified that she saw a mellow light in the concluded the window shade was drawn and said I thought he might be resting In the first attempt at coloniza tion of Arcadia 1598 the French Janded 60 convicts on Sable Island Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and mild Thurs day night and Friday Low Thursday night 45 to 50 High Friday near 80 fair Thursday night and Friday except for widely scattered thunder showers west portion Friday afternoon or night Not much change in temperature Low Thursday night 43 northeast to 55 south west Minnesota Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday with a few light local showers in north portion somewhat warmer northwest Thursday night and in east and south portions Fri day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 9 a m Thursday Maximum 78 Minimum 46 At 8 a m Thursday 62 Precipitation 08 YEAR AGO Maximum 49 Minimum 45 Eisler Takes Leave of U S as Stowaway Washington UR Justice de partment officials said Thursday they will move immediately to put Communist Gerhart Eisler be hind bars if it turns out that he tried to jump his bond and flee the country A department spokesman said that we certainly wont let this fellow run around loose again if we get our hands on him The department announced Tuesday night that it had re ceived reports that a man iden tified as Gerhart Eisler had stowed away on the Polish ship S S Batory when it left New York last Friday for Gdynia Po land Eisler once characterized by the House UnAmerican Activities committee as the No 1 com munist in this country is free on bond pending the outcome of his appeals from court convic tions for passport fraud and con tempt of congress and from de portation proceedings Under such circumstances he must stay with in the jurisdiction of U S courts Carol King Eislers New York attorney said his 6ond had been posted by the Civil Rights Con gress If Eisler has fled the bond probably will be forfeited The Batory is due to dock at Southhampton England Friday or Saturday The justice de partment has asked Scotland Yard to take Eisler into custody Since Britain has an extradition treaty with the United States gov ernment officials anticipate no serious trouble in having him shipped back to this country Pledges United Nation Support Washington IP President Truman pledged his administra tion anew Thursday to full sup port of the United Nations despite disappointment at that organ izations failure to achieve greater security foxthe world He submitted to congress a re port on the UN which placed blame for the failure on Russia At the same time he cited the de velopment ofthe North Atlantic treaty now awaiting senate rati fication as a means of bolstering the world organization Of Americas role in the UN Mr Truman said We have tak en the lead in many fields of in ternational relations We can be proud of what we have done His report including a letter from Secretary of State Acheson covered the year 1948 and reflect ed the bitter political which divided Russia and the west during that 12 months Acheson declared that both hope and disappointment marked American participation in the UN KILLED IN CRASH Clinton J McClimon Clinton county farmer was killed about a m Thursday in an automobile accident near his home 7 miles north of DeWitt His death is the 2nd automobile fatality in Clinton county this year P yD f Labor U Gen Clay in Farewell Appearance Berlin in Carnival Mood as Traffic Flows in From West Berlin Berliners celebrating the lifting of the sov iet blockade heard a sober warn by Gen Lucius D Clay Thursday that they still had to fight for the freedom they earned with the help of the airlift The retiring U S military gov ernor made his farewell appear ance before the west Berlin city assembly as trains trucks and cars floodd into the city for the first time since the Russians im posed the blockade 328 days ago The incoming traffic marking Russias biggest setback in the cold war found Berlin in a carni val mood Flags fluttered in a hot spring sun Schools were out for a holiday For the first time in a year Russians smiled at Ameri cans Britons French and Germans along the zonal boundaries Brass Tacks After the first mad rush of traf fic between Berlin and west Ger many the occupation powers and the Germans got down to brass tacks They started pouring sup plies especially fresh vegetables and equipment into the city to re pair the ravages of nearly a year of skimping under the soviet shackles The first 2 food trucks bring ing 28 tons of fresh cucumbers and leeks arrived at and a m The first freight train of 43 cars loaded with coke arrived at the Lichterfield station in the American sector at noon The driver of the first truck to arrive with fresh vegetables was given K bottles of schnapps The first interzonal buses left Berlin for Helmstedt the check point at the AngloSoviet border at 7 a m It was jammed to ca pacity with 110 standing room left Airlift Continues The Berlin airlift roared on even though it had defeated the main Russian tactic in the cold war Western officials said the parade of transports between west Germany and Berlin would con tinue until a stockpile of 200000 tons of foodstuffs had been built up here The future only can determine the exact date when the airlift will Lt Gen John K Can non commander of U S air forces in Europe said An imposing array of firsts was accumulating in the wake of the formal removal of the blockade at a m Thursday The first vehicle to traverse the soviet zone and arrive in Berlin was a convertible driven by Wal ter G Rundle United Press man ager for Germany He sped in at a m at the head of the par ade strung out 110 miles to the Helmstedt checkpoint at which the Russian barriers were re moved at one minute after mid night Perry Man Dies in Truck Crash Des Moines ff Charles C Welder 33 of route 1 Perry was fatallyinjured in a truck accident here Wednesday night Welder suffered a broken neck and a crushed chest when his truck overturned on a littleused road along the Des Moines river bank at East first and Willow street A passerby came upon the scene of the accident about 1 am but authorities said the mishap may have occurred as much as 4 or 5 hours earlier The road is ex tremely roughWelder was dead on arrival at a hospital and he may have been dead at the mo ment of the accident authorities said Pontiac Indian chief who fought 2 British expeditions in the North west Territory prior to 1765 was shot down in Cahokia III in 1769 by an Indian agent of the English SAME M GOVERNOR URGES William S Beardsley between labor and management in his before the delegates to the Iowa State Fed eration of Labor Thursday From left to right on the speakers platform are George Hartnet operating the recording machine Ernest St Germain and Austin Finnessy of the committee to welcome the governor Gov Beardsley J J Brown Dubuque sec A A Couch Des Moines state president of A F of L OTHER SIDE Moll Des Moines who ested in both sides receives the American Medical Associations side of the story on Na tional Health Insurance This display which F M Wood Jr center manager of the Park hospital and Dr John P Darling pathologist at the same hospital set up gives the other side of this vital issue and the importance of the growing question Truman Still for Repeal of TaftHartley Washington resident Truman said Thursday he still stands for full repeal of the Tafl Hartley act He said that he had not dis cussed concessions with labor leaders and that his own position is well known Throught the presidential cam paign last fall and since the president has called for repeal of the whole TaftHartley act and restoration of the old Wagner la bor law with minor revisions He was asked at a news confer ence about reports that labor leaders have agreed to some con cessions on a new labor bill in or der to get repeal of the present law He said specifically that he did not talk about concessions Wednesday during a conference with President William Green of the American Federation of La bor House Unit Okays Housing Program Washington IP The house banking committee approved 14 lo 7 Thursday the administrations proposal for a multibillion dollar program of slums clearance low rent housing and farm housing aids The bill provides for construc tion of 1050000 lowrent housing units in 7 years as President Tru man requested The senate re cently passed a housing bill cut ting the number of these units to blOOOO in 6 years Banking Chairman Spence D y said the legislation will come o a showdown vote in the house next week and it will pass be yond any doubt Senate Spy Probers Holding Secret Meeting With Mr X Washington investigators of communist spy activities arranged a hushhush meeting behind closed doors Thursday to question a mystery witness they call Mr X Senator McCarran chairman of the judiciary subcommittee conducting the inquiry refused to give the slightest clue to the Mount Rainier Washington is an extinct volcano 14408 feet identity Subcommittee aides said the witness summoned to the secret session is in danger of his life and cannot be named because of his connections abroad McCarran said only If he wasnt important he would not be brought before us if he was not very important he would not be brought before usin closed session The witness was called in con nection with hearings on a bill by McCarran which calls for the de portation of any alien found to be engaged in subversive activities against the United States It also is designed to strengthen the im migration barriers Aimed at Agents The bill McCarran has said is aimed particularly at foreign agents who come into the country under the guise of representa tives to the United Nations and other international groups At a public session late Wed nesday the subcommittee was told that Dr J Vilfan Yugoslavias chief delegate to the U N is the main the top man for espionage in this country concerning the Yugoslavs The sworn testimony came from Bogdan Raditsa a former in formation officer at the Yugoslav embassy in Washington Raditsa said he broke with the govern ment of Marshal Tito in 1946 and later reentered this country as a displaced person Sent Slavs to Death Earlier Raditsa had testified that Vilfan in Europe sent hun dreds of thousands of innocent Yugoslavs to their deaths The witness also said Vilfan now is developing a secret police net work from a luxurious 5th ave nue apartment in New York In New York Vilfan described Raditsa as an unimportant man whose charges are absurd Another witness William H Smyth told the subcommittee that the YugoslavAmerican home on West 41st street in New York appears to be without any doubt the center of Yugoslav communist activities on the eastern coast Fire Victim Still in Fair Jerry Dean 5 207 7th SE re mained in fair condition at a lo cal hospital Thursday suffering from severe burns received Tues day afternoon He was one of 2 youths injured when a flash fire started in the garage in back of theClaia Matthes residence 715 Pennsylvania NE The condi tion of Carl Matthes 9 was given as good Thursday but he too is still hospitalized The younger youth dropped a match in an un determined substance in a tin can to set off the fire firemen said but the exact content of the cau has not been determined Fire on Open Road and Mrs Gene Culver of Oskaloosa lost most of their household goods by fire re cently whiJe on the open road The trailer in which their furni ture was being transported to La Porte caught fire and vehicle and contents were badly Governor in Talk Before AFL Group Says He Believes in Union Right to Bargain Collectively We in Iowa are justly proud of our labor movement and of the accomplishment of the workers of our great state Gov William S Beardsley told the delegates of the Iowa State Federation of Labor at the armory Thursday I am not here to give a diag nosis of the tremendous problems facing labor or management I firmly believe in the right of col lective bargaining and I believe in the right of labor and manage ment to bargain collectively ai equals I believe the working people of this nation are entitled to un ion security We have reached the stage when there must be un derstanding of these facts Both labor and management must as sume their rights and responsi bilities and work Urges Cooperation The governor told the delegates that sound business can come about in this country only through the cooperation of all of its seg ments We have grown to be an old nation Our frontiers have van ished If we are to continue in our system of free enterprise we must have that cooperation It is the greatest factor in maintain ing our economic stability Anything conducive to fur ther development of the econom ic stability of our nation is wel come said Gov Beardsley The governor saidhe was con vinced that in order to meet the problems in the years to come the people of this country would have to have the finest coopera tion the broadest understanding and the highest type of states manship obtainable Must Have Balance He pointed out that there must be a balance between 4 major groups agriculture labor indus try and transportation When this balance is maintained the country has a sound business con dition When these major groups are unbalanced then there is stress and disaster Iowa is getting to be a great industrial state said Gov Beards ley Those engaged in industry and farming must understand that they are tied up together Farm income and payrolls bear direct relationship to each other As one goes up or down so goes the other The challenge of our timers to attain a high rate of commodity value which is difficult when in a transitory period such as we are now facing If this nation is keep sol vent we must havei a high rate of employment high wages and an adequate high rate of business to service the national debt Recognizes Individual The governor said that cogni zance must be made of the individ ual in the scheme of things for the individual has been raised to the highest standard of living of any country in the history of the world We must recognize the stark necessity of working together in good faith We can find the solu tion to our problems by being fair just and considerate and by recog nizing community intsrest I am satisfied that we have the leader ship that will make greater ac complishments in the future Rep George OMalley Dei Moines told the delegates of ex periences in the last legislature concluding that the cause of labor is thoroughly represented in the legislature and that in the days to come labor is going to have a more effective voice in politics Representatives of the Cerro Gordo Counfy Medical society were very interested when they observed the picture Wednes day in the Mason City GlobeGa zette of David J Garwin Wash ington D C distributing litera ture for the National Health In surance at the A F of L conven tion Present Other Side Feeling that should also hear the official atti tude of the American Medical as sociation through its local mem bers a display also was prepared and material was distributed Thursday by Dr John P Darling pathologist and F W Wood Jr manager of the Park hospital Mr Garwin remarked that this was the first time in his wide ex perience that his efforts in be half of the National Health Insur ance had provoked a similar re sponse In any community   

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