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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 14, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH E HOME EDITION IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 14 1949 Left and McAuley who furnished RlarrViaWI T J 1 7 vjiuueUrclZeiie COmpOS enthaler representative of the Mergenthaler son said ntrj f T xirn T vjaAdie macnimst and mnmnrr TU Agreements Reached by Four Powers Western Allies Okay SelfRule Program for Berlin Zones Berlin first 4power talks in Berlin since Mast spring yielded Saturday what American sources described as almost com plete agreement with the Bus sians on the mechanics oi renew ing eastwest trade The Russian blockade and the western counter olockade halted the trade for nearly a year At the same time the United States Britain and France ap proved self rule for western Ber lin under limited allied supervi sion and the Russians declared their intention of resuming speed ily deliveries of goods owed to 18 nations for past reparations to the Soviet Union The 4 economic advisers of the military governments wound up a series of conferences late in the day after which the American representative Lawrence F Wil president of the Hnecasters and Mechanical Meeting Delegates Arrive 300 Expected to Attend Conference KENNETH W A U G H T A President of general conference Iowa Daily Newspaper Me chanical now with Boldt Engraving Denver Colo BERT dent Iowa Linecastiu Machinists Association GlobeGazette ma chinist Exira Youth Is Killed in Crash Des Moines Dtlahe Nelson 18 year old Exira high school student was fatally in jured Friday night in an auto ac cident on a country road near Exira the state highway patrol re ported Saturday The patrol said George Weeland a farmer discovered the wrecked car and Nelsons body about a m Saturday The car apparently went out of control and into a ditch 6 miles south of Exira the patrol said Nelson was alone in the car so far as is known 3 North lowans Get 1STC Scholarships Des Moines Award of 2 year Teachers college scholarships to 18 Iowa high school seniors was announced Saturday by the Iowa Farm Bureau womens com mittee The scholarships are part of a program to achieve higher educa tional levels in rural schools All of the winners of the cash awards are from farms and all plan to study at Iowa State Teachers col lege North Iowa winners include Luella Meyer Lime Springs Joan Lent Rockwell and Betty Svenson Joice CHARLES CITYANS HONORED Ames Two Charles City stu dents were honored at tapping ceremonies at Iowa State college Saturday Joan Breckenridge a junior was tapped by Mortar Board and Dean Laun a senior was tapped by Cardinal Key Mason City Saturday trotted out a welcome mat dormant for 16 years when it began greeting some of the 300 expected delegates to the Iowa Daily Newspaper Me chanical and Linecasting Ma chinists conference It was 16 years ago that Mason City last entertained the event now in its 22nd year The sessions will be held at the Hotel Hanford Saturday Sunday and Monday Making arrangements for the program have been Bert DuSold president of the linecasting ma chinists and GlobeGazette ma chinist W D McCauley Globe azette composing room superin tendent and W Earl Hall host managing editor General confer ence president is Kenneth Waugh tal formerly with the Kayenay Engraving company here and now of Denver Arrive by Plane Waughtal and several repre sentatives of leading newspaper mechanical houses Hew in Fri day afternoon The general assembly is to be called to order at 4 p m Satur day Lee P Loomis publisher of the GlobeGazette and president of the Lee group of papers will give the welcoming address and City Engineer Cliff Hamblin representing Mayor Howard E Bruce will present the keys to the city Hall will address the group in the afternoon using for his sub ject Interesting dents to Screwballs To Hold Funfest The supplymen will be hosts at a funfest and gettogether in the Pine Room Saturday evening Sundays conference will be held for linecasters photo engravers composing room heads and stereo type and pressroom men An open house will be held at Ihe Globe Gazette from 10 a m to noon Sunday and at the Kayenay En graving company and the Globe Gazette Engraving plant from 1 to 4 p m Women attending the session will meet in front of the hotel at 11 a m Sundayto go to Clear Lake for a luncheon at the All Vets Social Center and boat ride on the lake The trip is courtesy of the GlobeGazette Speaker at the Sunday night banquet will be Laurence C Mar tin associate editor of the Den ver Post His topic is A Free Press in a Democracy A general business session Monday morning will wind up the convention We are making very good progress The position is that both sides give a little and take a little and well probably come out with a solution somewhere in the mid dle He referred to the western stand that the old trade agreements are outmoded violate todays current supply and demand market and are based on a single reichsmark currency for all Germany where as actually there are 2 Wilkinson said the meetings would be resumed next Wednes day at which time he said it is likely there will be full agree ment Military government au thorities praised the atmosphere of agreeable discussion with the Russian economic delegates They added that problems which ap peared most vexing after the lift ing of the blockade last Thursday now appear solvable Eisl of This Consists at Two One No er Is Taken Off Single Civil PAUL KAMLER Secretary treasurer of conference Com posing room superintendent of Clinton Herald HOWARD RED LEE vice president of conference Composing room superintendent of Ottumwa Courier Decorah Barn Burns in Electrical Storm Decorah A severe electrical storm here late Friday night de stroyed one large barn and dam aged another farm building Dam age was estimated at Lightning set fire to a large arn on the Theodore Iverson arm near here It was destroyed ightning also hit a granary on he Frank Frye farm 2 miles north of here The building was wreck ed but it did not burn Left in towa Des Moines lowans pre pare for Memorial day 1949 only one Civil war veteran remains in their midst He is James P Martin of Sutherland who was 101 years old last Nov 10 On Memorial day last year 2 Iowa boys in blue paid tribute to the 76240 other lowans who had served with them in the Grand Army of the Republic more than 80 years ago Ebenezer McMurray who was senior Vice commander and assist ant adjutant general of the Iowa department died last June 20 in Iowa City He was 103 Martin who became state com mander in 1947 lives with a daughter Mrs Elsie Hill in Su therland Mrs Hill said her father has been very weak for the last several months Martin was born in Scotland and served with company H Wis consin heavy artillery division in the Civil war Miss Amy Noll secretary of the Iowa GAR said the last veteran to enlist from Iowa for the Civil war died during 1948 He was Michael Bon Doll who enlisted in February 1865 He died last Dec 24 at Beatrice Nebr Bon Doll 99 formerly was an Atlantic GAR member and he was buried at Wiota Ask U S Aid in Defense of Europe State Department Has Program for Arms Washington state de partment declared Saturday that he present defenses of western iurope are so weak they invite rrilitary aggression It said the United States must assist in rebuilding those de fenses with a first year arms aid program of and nore later In an official peace paper the lepartment disclosed in compre lensive detail for the first time a Spoint plan for helping free na ions strengthen their defenses This program will be presented to congress soon by President Tru nan At the same time the depart ment went as far as it could in ommitting the United States to the policy of preventing any invasion of western Europe Only in this way it said can the United States count on our friends in western Europe to resist an at tack The paper latest in a series on building the peace brought out that officials expect American arms aid to these nations to con tinue for a number of years The nations which would bene fit chiefly under the program are the 5 European members of the Brussels Pact France Belgium The Netherlands and Norway Snd Italy Outside the Atlantic treaty na tions the official paper named only Greece and Turkey and cer tain other nations which it is understood will include Iran FOUND INNOCENT Centerville Lewis 30 was found innocent by a district court jury Friday of a charge of manslaughter The charge was filed in the death of Merle Jones killed in a headon collision of 2 cars March 7 Proposes New Government Lending Unit Washington Stephen Raushenbush United Nations eco nomic consultant proposed Sat urday that congress set up a new lending agency the national re sources corporation The agency would be author ized make lowinterest loans totaling over a 10 year period to enable farmers foresters and other owners of natural resources to practice ap proved methods of conservation There would be per cent in terest on loans up to 20 years for farm conservation and 2i per cent interest on loans up to 60 years for forest and woodlot con servation Raushenbush a former interior department economist told the national emergency conference on resources With NRC loans plus 000000 in private bank loans on similar conservation job could be done on 405000000 acres of potential cropland 270 000000 acres of forest land and 60000000 acres of rangeland WINTER ITEM Ames state highway commission Friday advertised foi bids on 3000 pounds of snow fence tie wires JJOTBED OF Cliff PJercrftheMason Uty fire department investigates this pile of linen taken irom a bed in a rooming house at 222 1st S E Friday af ternoon to start a fire The pile was ablaze in an upstairs hallway when discovered A few minutes later Pete Olaf Lynne gave himself up at the police station Charged With Arson Attempt After Rooming House Fire A charge of attempted arson and setting fire to a dwelling was levied against Pete Olaf Lynne 62 in police court Saturday Lynne W8ivedprelimmaryhearing anr j was bound to the grand jury Bone was set at Conviction car ries a 2year penitentiary sen tence Lynne alias John Hancock and Pete Olaf Paulson calmly walked into the police station Friday aft ernoon a few minutes after po lice started a search for him in connection with a fire in a room ing house at 222 1st S E He had been evicted from the house 3 days ago I was mad at him Lynne said in answer to a question by Chief of Police Harold E Wolfe The reference Lynne made was to William Maynard crippled owner of the house where 8 el derly persons reside Did you want to burn the house down the chief and Fire Chief James Kelley asked Lynne replied I didnt care what happened Id just as soon the whole thing would burn the chief said he was told Firemen answered the call at p m The fire hadbeen started in some linen in an up stairs hallway and efforts by Henry West another roomer to put it out had not been success ful before firemen arrived Lynne had gone to the house only a short time before and one roomer said he had tried t knock a door down to get in f room PETE OLAF LYNNE Experts Forecast Deficit of Billion Next Year L T TOMMY 2nd vice president of confer ence Stereotype superintendent of Cedar Rapids Gazette SAME traffic death hi put 12 Injured as Stands Collapse at Indianapolis Indianapolis Ind persons were reported injured Saturday when a section of a grandstand collapsed at the In dianapolis motor speedway The stand an old wooden structure on the southwest turn of the big 2J mile track was crowded with approximately 5000 fans watching the opening of qual ification trials for the May 30th race Washington tax experts estimated Saturday the government will go into the red about in the fiscal year starting July 1 This estimate is sharply higher than President Trumans own budget estimates of a deficit However there had been earlier reports the congressional experts might estimate the deficit for the next fiscal year as high as The staff of the joint senate house tax committee said it based its 3 billion deficit estimate on a belief that tax revenues due to reduced business activity will be around less than President Truman has anticipated The report said that under Pres ident Trumans budget estimates the treasury will take in 000000 that expenses will run to and deficit will be Since that time however ad ditional budget requests have been sent to congress which would increase the spending total And some money the military ap propriations measure passed by the house seem likely to in crease it even more The senatehouse committee report is expected to show that receipts arent keeping pace with spending in the present year and are likely to fall even further behind in the 12 months ending June 30 1950 Current receipts are running about under what they were at the same time last year Income for instance tax are withholdings short of the total for the same date in 1948 The senatehouse committee report thus may give new impe tus to a faltering economy move ment which has developed in the senate It also may furnish fuel for the relatively few capitol hill supporters of President Trumans repeated demand for 000 in new taxes COUNCILMAN DIES Washington Ora Fran cis Boiler 63 who had served as a city councilman for 3 terms died at his home here Friday He had practiced as a dentist here for 28 years until his retiremen a year ago Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Occasional thunder storms Saturday night Lou near 50 Partly cloudy Sunday with intermittent showers High Sunday near 80 Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday Cooler Sat urday night Somewhat couier south portion Sunday A local thundershowers Sunday beginning in west portion late Saturday afternoon or Satur day night Low Saturday night 45 northeast to 55 southwest Minnesota Fair Saturday night warmer north and cooler ex treme south portion partly cloudy and warmer Sunday with scattered showers west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sat urday Maximum 00 Minimum 50 At 8 a m Saturday 55 Precipitation 18 YEAR AGO Maximum 155 Minimum 43 Red Forces Drive Closer to Shanghai Shanghai communist wedges plunged closer to Shang hais heart Saturday Tho thunder of artillery resounded through the tense city The roar of a battle less then 20 miles to the north rolled over Shanghais lifeline to the sea all the way to Woosung It is the fortress guarding the confluence of the Whangpoo and the Yangtze To the southwest of Shanghai another communist thrust drove within 20 miles of the citys cen ter In the path less than 15 miles away was Lungwha airport This is the last air link with the outside Britons in Shanghai were given a final evacuation warning Dead line for passport clearance was fixed for 8 p m Sunday There was no new warning to Ameri cans The U S consul general said all who intended to leave had gone Dhce Resistance Offered by Red Leader Taken by British to Face American Extradition Trial Southampton England UR Fugitive communist leader Gerhart Eisler kicking screaming and try ing to wrench himself loose was taken off the Polish liner Batory Saturday night by British police to face proceedings for extradi tion back to the United States Eisler put up a fight when po lice served a warrant on him aboard the vessel on which he had fled the United States in an effort to get behind the iron curtain He resisted all the way down the gangway to the tender that brought him ashore from Cowes Road where the Batory was an chored Quiet Again By the time he reached shore however the former No 1 com munist agent in the United States was quiet again Scotland Yard inspectors re boarded the Batory Saturday night with a warrant for his arrest after Eisler had refused Saturday afternoon to leave the ship and the captain of the vessel had backed him in the decision The inspectors came ashore phoned the home office in London for further instructions and re turned with the warrant Board Ship British police boarded the Ba tory Saturday afternoon at the re quest of the govern ment and asked Eisler to come ashore for proceedings to extradite him to the United States The fugitive communist leader skipped bail of pending appeals on convictions for pass port fraud and contempt of con gress Eisler according to an inform ant who came ashore from the Ba ory refused to leave the snip Farmer Killed by Lightning St Groth 50 armer was killed when struck jy a bolt of lightning while plant ng corn with a horse drawn lanteron his farm northwest of own at p m Friday The fatality occurred about 100 ods from farm buildings His wife vas attending a brooder stove bout 4 p m but couldnt see her usband in the field Investigat ng she found him dead The horses had also been struck y the bolt but were recovering he planter tongue was shattered The body was at the Schroeder loug funeral home at St Ansgar pending arrangements He is survived by his wife Family Friends to Visit Eugene Condon Davenport family and friends of Donald Eugene Condon 20yearold youth who is being held by police on extor tion charges are expected to visit him Saturday in Scott county jail to discuss posting of the SI000 bail bond Condon was captured by Dav enport authorities Thursday night following an attempt by himto extort from Ray Loving 2501 East Locust street cigar store and tavern operator UN Assembly Okays Pact on World Press Freedom New York The United Nations assembly approved Dearly Saturday the worlds first pro posed treaty affecting press free dom and thereby set a problem for the press of the United States The pact is entitled convention on the international transmission f news and the right of correc U S Delegate Erwin D Can han editor of the Christian Sci ence Monitor told reporters just before dawn the question now is whether the U S really wants to oin it Canhan said the U S press distributors would have Russiandominated o Decide Only the Slav block opposed the pact in a inal vote shortly before 2 a m 1 a m CST endine a mars u j u i endinS a mara hon debate which began Friday The roll call showed 33 nations n favor 6 against 13 absten tions and 7 countries absent Provisions in 23 articles of the proposed treaty would extend to news radio and film correspond ents in all countries adhering to the convention the rights and privileges they now enjoy in the u S and other democracies The terms also provide for an international r i g h tofcorrection for the first time in history Under this a member country could ask another member gov ernment to deliver to news agen cies in its territory corrective re plies to news the first country considered injurious to it The pact will not be open for signatures for several months The assembly will take up a broader companion draft treaty on freedom of information at its next session opening in September and pre sent both for signature after the 2nd pact ic completed   

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