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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 17, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE I OWANS NEIGHBORS MASON PITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 17 1949 ThU Paper Consists of Two Communist Troops Go Into Hankow Another Red Army Reported in Strong Push Toward Canton tral Canton The communists were reported Tuesday walking one army into the evacuated cen China industrial center of 1 Paging another miles Canton na refugee The reds were building up a new threat to embattled Shanghai stnkmg mto Pootung dock and warehouse area facing the famed Bund across the Whangpoo river A nationalist communique said the reds were concentrating on area after assaults on the Woosung ship channel and Lunghwa airport had been beat en back Reports from Hankow said red Gen Lm Piaos 4th field army of Manchurian veterans was taking over Chinas greatest inland port th Yangtze river 600 miles west of Shanghai and about the same distance north of Canton Other reports said the commu nist 2nd field armys southeast drive through Kiangsi province had carried to Liuchin 225 miles northeast of Canton The main of Gen Liu PoChengs 70 000rnan army was reported at Nmgtu 275 miles from Canton This apparently is the same red force the communist radio said Monday has swept 300 miles south of the Yangtze The Peiping broad cast gave few positions and did not mention either Liuchin or Nmgtu If the reports about the progress of the red 2nd army are correct indications are it is headed for Ku kong in northern Kwantung prov ince and the East river area which is infested with local communists They may eventually join red forces moving down the railway from Hankow for a final drive on Canton Neutral military men here say there is little between the reds and Canton except mountains and space They have revised time estimates for the redV arrival in Canton downward from 6 months to 2 months at the outside Farm Plan Is Sent to Capitol Hill Washington Truman administration Tuesday sent con gress its controversial farm pro gram aimed at giving consumers a price break on food surpluses Drafts of proposed legislation were sent to Vice President Bark ley president of the senate and Speaker Rayburn of the house There was no immediate indica tion as to whether the measures will be introduced The bill follows the general out line of the program which Secre tary of Agriculture Brannan sketched before a joint meeting of the house and senate agriculture committees April 7 So far the proposal has won little support in either committee It has drawn sharp opposition from several major farm organiza tions including the powerful American Farm Bureau federa tion and the National Grange Only the National Farmers Union has come out for it CGW Train Run Continues received here from the Iowa Commerce Com mission Tuesday stated that Great Western passenger trains Nos 35 and 36 between Oelwein and Clar ion will continue to run The company had petitioned the commission for permission to re move these trains and a hearing was held at Hampton 10 days ago attended by 100 persons from towns along the line protesting the removal of the trains1 Towns represented at the hear ing were Readlyn Waverly Shell Rock Allison Clarksville Du mont Hansell Hampton Coulter Rowan and Clarion Honors Clay for German Service Washington Lucius D Clay retiring American rmli tary commander in Germany re turned home Tuesday and re ceived from President Truman a decoration for services of su preme value to his country and to humanity At a white house ceremony Mr Truman awarded Clay a 2nd oak leaf cluster in lieu of a 3rd distinguished service medal The citation read by the presi dent said that Clay as U S military governor in Germany added new and imperishable luster to his record ELECTROCUTED Carlisle UR Lyle Rush 32 was electrocuted Monday when his foot wet from rain came in con tact with a 440volt electric line at the Carlisle Brick and Tile com pany where he worked JOHN L LEWIS Lewis Offers to Negotiate on Contract Pittsburgh U S Steel Corp Tuesday announced receipt of a letter from John L Lewis president of the United Mine Workers in which he offered to meet on a new coal contract A spokesman for Big Steel said the letter was received by Harry Moses president of the H C Frick Coke Co a subsidiary In the past Moses has been a prin cipal figure in negotiations be tween the UMW and the steel companies which own coal mines The U S Steel spokesman said he had no further information Moses was not immediately avail able for comment UAW Rejects Request to End Strike Detroit Ford Motor company Tuesday asked the CIO United Auto Workers union to call off its strike and permit all workers not directly involved in the speedup dispute to return to their jobs immediately The UAW promptly turned down the request We realize that our proposal is unusual and perhaps without precedent the company said But we believe it offers a square deal to aH parties involved di rectly or indirectly in this trike The companys square deal plan was presented to the union bargaining team as negotiations were resumed for the 7th day The international union author ized the strike May 5 to protest alleged line speed up in one Duilding of Fords huge Hiver Rouge plant and the Lincoln Mercury plant John Bugas chief Ford negotia tor said pi eduction could be re sumed in other Ford plants while the speed up issues were being negotiated at the bargaining table About 5000 workers directly in volved in the alleged speed up would not return to work under the company plan OSTEOPATH REELECTED Des D Meyer Al gona Tuesday was reelected vice president of the Iowa Society of Osteopathic Physicians and Sur geons Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and continued warm through Wednesday Occasional brief showers Low Tuesday night 60 to 65 High Wednesday about 80 Iowa Considerable cloudiness with an occasional shower or thunder shower Tuesday night and Wednesday Warm and rather humid Low Tuesday night 6065 Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will be 4 to 8 de grees above normal Highs aver aging 76 to 80 and lows averag ing 50 to 55 Showers and thun derstorms Wednesday with no change in temperature Cooler Thursday with possible showers extreme southern portion Warmer Friday with widely scattered showers becoming general on Saturday Clearing Sunday Rain for the period will average i to 1 inch Minnesota Frequent showers and thunderstorms Tuesday night and Wednesday somewhat cool er northwest Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tues day Maximum 73 Minimum 60 At 8 a m Tuesday 63 Precipitation 42 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 38 eating in German Election Sticks to Testimony in Murder Trial Mrs Rutledge Under CrossExamination by States Attorney Cedar Rapids cross examination Mrs Sydney Rut ledge stuck determinedly Tuesday to her story that she did not know she was consuming double portion highballs the night she says she was seduced by Byron C Hattman Her husband Dr Robert C Rutledge Jr of St Louis is on of Hattman in a hotel room fight here last Dec 14 The defense claims the fight grew out of the 28yearold doctors efforts to get Hattman to leave Mrs Rutledge alone County Attorney William Criss man attempted to bring out from tier that she was close enough to Hattman at all times to hear him place the orders for the drinks Crowded Noisy The 23yearold blond insisted however that the St Louis Hotel cocktail lounges they visited the night of last July 31 were so crowded and noisy she couldnt The waiter heard the order didnt he Crissman asked Mrs Rutledge was prevented from replying by a defense ob jection which District Judge J E Heiserman upheld Another medical witness was placed on the stand Tuesday in a continuation of defense efforts to repute the states contention that Dr Rutledge stabbed Hattman a knife thrust expertly placed possibly while Hattman ay unconscious from a head blow Dr Philip I Crew Marlon Dhysician and surgeon said in re ponse to a defense question that rlattmans fatal hear wound could have been selfinflicted assum ng that motion was occurring and a struggle was in process Dr Crew also the wound could have been caused by a jacknife with a blade 3 or 4 nches long An expert state wit ness had said it would have taken a blade at least 5 inches long Mrs Rutledge was on the stand ror additional crossexamination ollowing 30 minutes of it before court adjourned Monday Became Dizzy She had testified on direct tes imony that she became dizzy and nauseated from her drinks which he said she did not know until ater had been double portions The witness said that when Hatt nan took her to her apartment he orced his way in and was inti mate with her despite her pro ests Crissman brought out Tuesday hat she did not scream during he alleged intimacy nor did she call the police after Hattman left After that occasion you were not pregnant were you the pros ecutor asked Mrs Rutledge paused several noments before she replied No There was a short time I thought might be Declare Bonds Eisler Posted Are Forfeited Washington The bonds posted by Communist Ger hart Eisler in 2 criminal cases Tuesday were declared forfeited by the U S district court here At the same time the court is sued a bench warrant for Eislers arrest as a person ineligible for further freedom on bail while the eases are pending The actions in volve contempt of congress and passport fraud The government plans to use the warrant issued Tuesday as a principal exhibit in getting Eisler extradited from England where he fled as a stwwaway on the Po lish ship Batory U S District Judge James W Morris entered the orders in the local court in response to a series of motions offered by the United States government through Wil liam Hitz assistant U S attorney for the District of Columbia GETS SENTENCE Des Moines Dale Ryan 17 of Lovell Wyo ar rested May 2 at Boone Iowa was given a 2year sentence Monday by Federal Judge Charles A Dewey in connection with the interstate transportation of a stolen car Because of his age he was prosecuted under the federal juvenile delinquency act TRIES TO PREVENT PICTUREDr Howard B is shown trying to keep a picture from being taken as his daughter Mrs Sidney Rutledge left the courtroom in Cedar Rapids Monday after being on the witness stand where she testified in the murder trial of her husband Dr Robert C Rutledge Jr On the left is Mrs Goodrich and in the center background Mrs Rutledge The man on the rijrht is unidentified B A Big Boy Now Berkley Refuses Protection Happier With His Freedom Philadelphia President Alben W Barkley is a living example of democracy in action The nations No 2 man goes where he wants when he flatly refuses protection of any sort W Says Barkley Im a big boy now And besides who would want to harm a young man like me anyway Hell be 72 in No vember Declines Offer Barkley told newsmen that President Truman tried to get me to accept a few secret service men The V P turned him down Secretary of the Treasury Sny der also offered to provide body guards So did FBI Chief J Edgar Hoover But Barkley wanted his Im happier this way The vice president came to Philadelphia Monday night to ad dress an allied Jewish appeal dinner seeking funds for Israel He came alone rode in a rail road coach after scorning Pull man accommodations I carried my own bag off the train too Barkley said After all Im not a sissy He was met at the station by several of his hosts At the hotel he mingled with some 50 persons at a cocktail party A photog raphers flashbulbs popped con stantly Everybody wanted to have a picture shaking hands with the vice president Mr Barkley obliged Each time however he put aside his Kentucky bourbon and soda to pose Barkley claims hes just a common man nothing fancy In fact he a kick out of peo ple trying to figure out how to address him Still Senator I still call myself senator a habit after 22 years in congress but the kids call me veep he says I like that All in all he showed his Phil adelphia hosts he was a regular ont of the boys They loved it Where else could this hap pen but in America commented one man who said he had immi grated from Europe WANT OLEO CONDEMNED Des Moines of 24 cases of Delrich Cudahys Color Pak vegetable oleomar gerine shipped here by the Cud ahy Packing Co Omaha is be ing sought by the U S district attorneys office The government contends the oleomargerine is misbranded in that it contains less than fat the required percentage of i of Votes Cast With No Mark Communists Hold Bock Figures for Nearly Full Day Berlin Eastern Germany has dealt communist a smashing blow in sovietcontrolled territory Official figures in the congress election showed Tuesday a surprising snub by a 3rd of the voters Of 12024221 valid ballots 4080272 were marked no The communists had hoped to roll up a virtually solid yes vote for their handpicked single slate of candidates so that they could go to the foreign ministers confer ence in Paris next week with a government for eastern Germany which would match that of the west Withhold Vote So shocked were the communist officials that election returns were withheld 20 hours after the polls closed and the sovietcontrolled press cried double cross at their political allies in the eastern zone There were 13533071 persons eligible to vote Of these 12 887234 cast ballots or 952 per cent The valid ballots totaled 12024221 66 Per Cent This was the vote Yes In favor of the hand picked single slate 7943949 or 661 per cent No 4080272 or 339 per cent The soviet zone election bureau announced the figures The communists playing upon German nationalism had thrown heavy propaganda artillery into the campaign to give them a vir tually unanimous endorsement in the yes or no vote for the screened slate of 2000 delegates to the congress The bitter disappointment of the Russians and their commu nist leaders was reflected in Tae glische Rundschau newspaper of the soviet military administra tion which blamed lying propa ganda for the big no vote Board Members Elected Chicago members of the board of directors of the Chi cago and North Western railway company were reelected Tuesday at the annual meeting of the com panys stockholders Five of these were reelected for terms of 3 years each They are Frederick W Walker vice president Milwaukee Fred N Oliver New York Meyer Kestn baum Chicago Harold W Sweatt Minneapolis and William C Frye Milwaukee Fred Bohen Des Moines was reelected for a one year term COVERED WAGONS IN BOND OPENING PARADE An 1849styIe covered creaks its way around a street corner as President Trumans home town of Independ ence Mo inaugurates a nationwide savings bond campaign Thirty covered ap peared in the parade and beginnjng Tuesday they will be flown to other cities for other bond drive AP Wirephoto ROOSEVELT lin D Roosevelt votes Tuesday mornlnff in the congressional election for the seat of the late Sol Bloom Young Roosevelt in a bitter campaign against Benjamin Shallek reg ular democratic nominee and William H Mclntyre republi can candidate Voters Will Decide Fate of Roosevelt New York of Man hattans 20th congressional district Tuesday pass judgment on Frank lin D Roosevelt Jr first Roose velt of his generation to seek pub lic office A bitter monthlong rampaign ended an estimated 70000 or al most 50 per cent of the 141000 registered voters were expected to cast ballots in the 4way contest to choose a successor to the late Rep Sol Bloom D The polls will close at 7 p m Immediately thereafter the police department will take the unusual actionof placing a 24hour guard on all voting machines until the recanvass is held May 23 The board of elections requested the special guard in anticipation of a close contest All sides had a record concen tration of watchers and workers at the polls following charges by Roosevelt backers that Tammany Hall would attempt to steal the election by using floaters from rooming houses in the cheaper sec tions of the polyglot district Vote to End Rent Control in Nebraska Lincoln Nebr h e Ne b r a s k a unicameral legislature Tuesday voted to end rent con trols in Nebraska by Nov 1 The vote was 23 to 13 with 7 senators not voting If the bill is signed it would be operative 90 days after the ad journment of the legislature The governor could then declare rent controls ended in the state at any time but at least by Nov 1 In the event the governor ve toes the bill local communities could discontinue rent control by adoption of a resolution by the city council which would then have to be approved by the gov ernor and certified to the federal housing expediter Pickets Fight Police Who Enter Plant South Bend Ind carrying baseball bats Tuesday attempted to keep 20 policemen of the strikebound Bendix Avia tion company from entering the plant ami fighting broke out After what police called skir mishing 14 policemen made their way into the plant Six others were prevented from entering but were rescued by South Bend police At 6 a m South Bend radio station WHOT broadcast a paid advertisement calling upon all Bendix strikers members of the CIO United Automobile Workers to report to the plant Observers of the 4weekold strike believed the union might try to prevent office personnel and maintenance crews from entering the plant 3 Drowned in Flood at Fort Worth Drinking Water Supply Cut Off After Cloudburst Fort Worth Tex ff persons were drowned 3 were missing and Fort Worth was without drinking water Tuesday after rains measuring above 13 inches deluged this area Monday night The rampaging Trinity river knocked out levees in 4 major breaks Damage from the onimous waters of Trinitys clear fork could not be estimated The Sbodies recovered by mid morning were not identifed Three persons were known to have been swept away by the rag ing waters Homes ranging from shanties to a 6ropm house were swept down the river Tuesday morning to smash into a viaduct swirl under the partially flooded structure and emerged on the north side reduced to kindling The citys water situation pre sented the gravest problem City Manager Jones said pumps filter plant and all other equipment at the Holly pump station were under water At Austin Gov Beauford Jes ter offered all facilities of state government to Fort Worth officials Republican Women Plan May Meeting Marshall town for a meeting of the 3rd district federa tion of the Iowa Council of Re mblican Women at Charles City Vlay 24 were announced Tuesday y Mrs Fred Benson of Marshall town 3rd district president Principal speaker will be Mrs Helen Mitchell of Council Bluffs recently returned from a Euro pean tour who will discuss politi cal conditions abroad Reservations ior the convention uncheon will be addressed to Mrs E H Schroeder 306 Blunt street Charles City until May 23 Mrs Benson said Nomination of Wallgren Withdrawn m Washington ff President Truman Tuesday withdrew Mon C Wallgrens nomination to be chair man of the national security re sources board The president withdrew nomination at the request of Wall gren former governor of Washing ton state At the sametime he wrote hit warm personal friend and former associate in the senate I want you to know that my faith in you is undiminished Wallgrens M o m i n tabled many weeks ago by the Sen ate armed services committee un der a procedure which did not permit a vote on confirmation by the entire senate Senator Byrd DVa cast the only democratic vote against Wallgren in commit tee assuring bottling up of the nomination It was the 2nd important nomi nation Mr Truman has withdrawn at the request of an appointee He took a similar action in the case of Edwin Pauley after naming the latter as undersecretary of navy early in his administration Pauley like Wallgren ran into stiff opposition in thesenate Philip Adler to Succeed Father on Board of Trustees Iowa City University of Iowa School of Religion filled 13 positions on the board of trust ess Monday 11 of them by re election F C Waples Cedar Rapids wax elected president of the board for the 194950 term Philip Adler Davenport elected to serve in the class of 1952 on the board replacing his father the late E P Adler Also elected on the nomination of United Presbyterian Synod of Iowa was the Rev Alfred E Parsons Those reelected included Fa ther L J Brugman Iowa Cityj The Rev A L Drake Waterloo Prof F C Ensign and Dean C A Phillips of the University Arthur Poe Cedar Rapids Prof Walter R Goetsch Iowa City F L Saw yers Centerville and Waples Wants Free Ship Washington Guard headquarters received a letter from Cambridge Neb Tuesday which left it completely baffled Dear Sirs the letter read Will you please send me of your free airplanes and I would appreciate it very much The signature on the hand penciled letter was not made pub lic The Coast Guard promised to reply as soon as it can think up a good answer SAME fUf HMMM   

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