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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 20, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME Associated Presg and United Press Full Lease Wires MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Fiva Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 20 1949 W DEMONSTRATION UAWcToSesi dent Walter P Reuther right uses a scale model of an assembly line complete with toy cars to show what the union means by its speedup charges in the Ford Motor com pany strike The demonstration took place at Thursdays negotiations in Detroit Rutledge Relates Confession of Wife in Hattman Affair Cedar Rapids at times in a whisper Dr Robert C Rutledge Jr Friday related his wifes confession that she was se duced by the man he is accused of slaying The young doctor said his wife told me the whole story of the affair with Byron C Hattman which the defense alleges re sulted in her dishonor last July Dr Rutledge is charged with Hattman to death in a Cedar Rapids hotel room fight last Dec 14 After testifying calmly as to his early life the defendants demean or changed when questioning turned to his love for blond Syd ney Rutledge and the troubles which came to them His voice sank low and broke at times Professes Love When you first met Sydney Goodrich while he was on navy duty did you fall in love with her Defense Attorney R S Mil ner asked Well almost the first time Dr Rutledge said He said he loves her now and has loved her at all times since their marriage in 1946 The young doctors wife left the courtroom when he began his tes timony Hears Conversation He told how he overheard a locker room conversation at the Norwood Country club in St Louis last Aug 10 In substance he said the re marks were that my wife had been out with Mr Hattman and from what I heard Mr Hattman had been bragging about it When he and Mrs Rutledge re turned home he said she told him the whole story The doctor said he called Hatt man the very next day and told him to leave Mrs Rutledge alone Rutledge also testified that Hattman continually called him and Mrs Rutledge indecent names and threatened him Demanded Money Questioning then turned to de mands for money which Rutledge claims Hattman made on him After first offering to leave the Rutledges alone for the doc tor testified Hattman later raised the price He said if Id give him hed go to Caliiornia Rutledge said He said he had a girl out there I said that amounted to blackmail and he said he didnt think it did but he needed money to pay some bills around St Louis and for his train fare to California and to run him until he got a job The demand for Rutledge aaid was renewed fay Hattman several times in November and fi nally he agreed to meet Hattman in Cedar Rapids on Dec 1 and AP Wircphoto REENACTS knife slaying of Byron C Hatl maii was reenacted in court in Cedar Rapids Thursday with Dr Edward H Files in the role of Hattman Files demonstrated how the wound might have been selfinflicted Files is a Cedar Rapids physician This Paper Consists of Two NO in CIO Leftists Refuse to Resign Hickenlooper Sees Deficit of Billion Schenectady N T tor Bourke Hickenlooper R Iowa in an attack on President Truman here Thursday night predicted that the federal government will have a 7billion dollar deficit for the fiscal year beginning July 1 Hickenlooper who spoke to a local republican club placed the blame for the predicted deficit on what he called Mr Trumans fi nancial folly He declared that American economy cannot stand a budget of more than billion that would be required if President Trumans legislative proposals are followed Hickenlooper sounded a repub ican battle cry for 1952 when he lid The majority of American vot ers basically republican have be come sufficiently aroused to elect a GOP congress next jrear and a epublican president in 1952 Plan Forcing Ouster Issue at Meeting Executive Board Asks Resignations by Vote of 296 Washington UR CIO left wingers Friday defied an order of the executive board to resign im mediately They indicated they will force CIO President Philip Murray to bring up the ouster issue at the annual CIO convention in Cleve land Murray said he will ask that the leftwingers be expelled at the October meeting It is a communist situation he told reporters It must be met and dealt with Unquestionably the convention will remove those members who violate CIO policy Board Votes In the most drastic action in its 14year history the CIO executive board Thursday night voted 296 to demand the immediatae resig nations of those leftwing mem bers who are unwilling to follow national CIO policy The board acked the rank and filers of the 11 unions involved to insist upon their leaders removal Murray indicated that the CIO will oust the leaders but expects to retain almost all of the 600000 members they represent Harry Bridges president of the International Longshoremen and Warehousemens union and one of Murrays principal targets during the 3day executive board meet ing said his union will not with draw from the CIO Other Heads The others are Presidents Don ald Henderson food tobacco and agricultural workers Joseph P Selly American communications association Hugh Bryson marine cooks and stewards Abram Plax er public workers and James Durkan office and professional workers In addition Murray said the leaders of 5 other unions have been unwilling to follow CIO pol icy on endorsement of the Mar shall plan for aid to Europe and other issues They are Presidents John Clark mine mill and smelter workers Ben Gold fur and leath er workers Grant Oakes unitec farm equipment workers A Jur ich allied fishermen Albert J Fitzgerald and SecretaryTreasur er Julius Emspak unuited electri cal workers pay him could as much money as I Rail Workers to Go on Strike in West Berlin Zone Berlin union head quarters announced Friday that 15000 rail workers in west Ber lin would go on strike at midnight The strike would cripple traf fic on the intracity elevated lines and on the railroads in and out of Berlin It was decided on after the collapse of negotiations be tween workers and management The railroads are operated by the soviet zone German administra tion Workers living in the western sectors of Berlin demanded pay ment in western currency The railway administration normally pays its employes in eastern marks worth about onefourth as much as the western marks HEADS FILM GROUP Hollywood tr Charles Brackett Friday as sumed the presidency of the Acad of Motion Picture Arts and l r Jlv4nM T Sciences Hersholt succeeding Actor Jean Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and cool Fri day night Low Friday night 48 Warmer Saturday with chance of brief showers High Saturday 78 Iowa Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday with showers or scattered thunderstorms Satur day Warmer Saturday Low Friday night 5055 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 3 to 6 degrees above normal highs averaging 77 to 82 and lows av eraging 53 to 60 Warmer Satur day with showers and scattered thunderstorms Clearing and cooler Sunday Rising tempera tures Monday and Tuesday Showers again Tuesday Rain fall for the period will average i to j of an inch Minnesota Cloudy and warmer Scattered showers west portion and over most of the state Sat urday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Fri day Maximum 55 Minimum 45 At 8 a m Friday 50 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 8 Minimum 52 Probe Young Atom Scholar Washington young med ical student in Boston holds a atomic fellowship it was disclosed Friday although he has been denied clearance on security grounds for secret work The student was named before a senate appropriations subcom mittee as Isidore S Edelman of the Peter Brent Brigham hospital Boston Senator Wherry RNebr brought up Edelmans name after a list of some 500 fellowship granted by the atomic energj commission AEC had been given to the committee and AEC Chair nan David E Lilienthal had ac cnowledged there may be a many as 3 in the 500 about whon questions of loyalty had been aised Wherry asked Lilienthal if Edel nan is a communist He denies he is a communist1 ilienthal replied Wherry then asked if Edelman lad been refused security clear ance for access to secret informa 5on Lilienthal said this was trui oecause of derogatory evidence against him EXCHANGE IDEAS AT of the most important things to come from the regional conference of the Association of American Motor Vehicle Administra tors is an exchange of ideas Administrators from 12 mid western states here for the 2day session were told by Iowas Attorney General Robert L Larson Thursday night that they are the most important group there is in form ing motor laws One of the most interesting things brought to the conference was the Ohio state highway patrol plane a successful experiment for more than a year Lt E P Webb head of the aeronautical division of the Ohio patrol is seen here explaining the uses of the plane to Sgt Lou GlobeGazette Photos Krieger head of the Mason City office of the Iowa high way patrol The plane is used to direct heavy traffic in field surveys for emergency transport of serum and blood plasma to return outofstate prisoners bring in from a distance trial witnesses needed quickly for aircraft acci dent investigation and enforcement of state aeronautical laws and of course in many types of criminal work Lt Webb and one other member of the department pilot the 4passenger Beechcraft Bonanza Webb and Frank Quinn Ohio registrar of motor vehicles and U C Felty state highway patrol inspector flew here in the plane Try Again fo Make Spending Cut Senators for Economy Not Giving Up Washington Economy talking senators bounced back for another try Friday after suf fering 3 straight defeats in their drive to cut federal spending One undaunted democratic senator in the economy group proposed by far the deepest cut 39 per cent slash in the army civil functions bill Sponsored by Senator Douglas the amendment would whack out of the measure up for sen ate debate Friday Predict Defeat Even those backing the econo my move most vigorously pre dicted privately that Douglas proposal would be scuttled One reason they cited is that the bill carries for development of rivers and har bors and for flood control proj ects scattered throughout the country Dozens of senators are plugging for projects in their own states In addition to the Douglas amendment the senate had before it the now standard proposal sponsored by Republican Sena tors Ferguson Mich and Bridges N H to cut the bill by 5 per cent Standard Offer They have offered that one on all 3 money bills passed by the senate so far and each time the idea was rejected The 3rd defeat came late Thurs day on the agri culture department bill The mea sure passed the senate by a voice vote and went back to the house which allowed less Before the final action there were 2 attempts to whittle the senate total They both failed by votes of 52 to 32 and 50 to 32 Report Lewis Dickering to Get Union Back Into AFL Cleveland leaders said Friday that John L Lewis is dickering to return to the American Federation of Labor If he does he will face strong opposition to any effort to TULIPS STOLEN Des Moines Schiitz Jr reported the theft of between 300 and 400 tulip bulbs and plants to police They werent taken in an easy manner Schiitz said The thieves had to dig them up Girl Less Than One Year Old Whistles Des Moines UR Jeannine Elaine Arlaud who is less than a year old puckered up her lips Friday and whistled for her din ner Other babies exercise lusty little lungs when its time for a meal but when Jeannine gets hungry she just whistles Detective Jack Arlaud Jean nines father first whistled said last his daughter March when she sat on his lap at a high school band concert Right now Jeannine is just 11 months old come into power again in AFL these influential men predict President William Green re ported to the AFL executive coun cil on a meeting with Lewis 2 weeks ago Green had indicated earlier that the session with the mine workers leader had been de voted principally to the fighl over repeal of the TaftHartley act But one top AFL leader said that Lewis was anxious to come back to the organization on any terms now because of the imminence of his own contract showdown with the soft coal industry July 1 Also any new labor law enacted in the next 2 months may carry provi sions directed squarely at Lewis the AFL leader thinks Lewis took his 600000 miners out of the AFL in December 1947 after he lost a convention fight in San Francisco to persuade the fed eration to boycott the TaftHartley act He has done so himself but other AFL leaders decided to com ply with the act where they had to including the filing of non communist affidavits Those who say Lewis is making peace overtures think he wants to become head of the AFL on re tirement of 75 year old Green a former mine worker who has held the post since 1924 Lewis many times has denied any such ambi tion But members of the AFL exec utive council who previously were willing to make peace with Lewis say now they will fight any new return to power in the federation for the shaggyhaired mine leader Clinton Boy Falls From Boat Drowns Clinton Lathrop 6 drowned Thursday evening when he and 2 other boys fell from a boat in which they had been play ing His 2 playmates managed to scramble ashore The boat was tied to shore and several other children were on the bank as Larry his brother Billy 8 and a neighbor John Melvih 7 were climbing about the boat All 3 fell into the deep water of Beaver slough which stems from the Mississippi river Larry was a son of Mr and Mrs Marion Lath rop BULLETIN Munich Germany Western Germany Friday night ratified a constitution uniting11 states outside the soviet zone into a federal republic Ratifi cation was completed by the parliamentary action of 8 Trucks Still Rolling Along Berlin Road Berlin west German trucks rolled through the Soviet highway checkpoint at Helmstedt without interference Friday Russian threats to reimpose the little blockade voiced Thursday night failed to develop As a result trailer trucks rum bled along through the morning with food wines and other sup plies The Russians lifted their 2day ban on truck traffic along the 110mile 4lane autobahn from Helmstedt to Berlin Thursday night to open the bottleneck al Helmstedt But at the same time they indicated they would clamp down on German transport again Friday Appeal on Discharge Is Turned Down Davenport plea by the family of the late Donald Walk er that his dishonorable discharge be set aside has been turned down by the clemency board of the war department Walker died in a sanatorium here several weeks ago In a letter received from Con gressman Thomas E Martin first Iowa district by W Irwin Walk er father of the deceased veter an and Art Sunderbruch service officer of the Davenport post of American Legion the boards ac tion is made known through the report of Lt Col Henry J Som mer of the board The contention that Walker was mentally affected by his com bat expeiiences and therefore not fully responsible for his acts is re futed by the records of medical examinations both prior and by the fact that the misconduct which resulted in his dishonor able discharge appears to have been a repetition of similar be havior exhibited prior to his combat experience Lt Sommer points out The family had based its re quest for correction of the record made before the son died on the contention that he had been af flicted with tuberculosis which caused his death prior to his dis honorable discharge sentence im posed Feb 5 1946 and that the disease plus combat wounds suf fered in the European theater early in 1945 had affected his mind Former Regent U S Rejects of Greece Dies After Illness Athens Dam askinos former regent of Greece died suddenly Friday He was 58 The archbishop who ruled Greece as regent from 1944 to 1946 had been in poor health for the past several months He suffered from heart trouble Damaskinos who was Greek or thodox primate took over the reins of troubled Greece after its liberation from the Germans to serve until a plebiscite was held on the return of the monarchy When Greece voted for the return of the king Damaskinos relin quished the position West Goes to Paris Talks in Strengthened Position By WES GALLAGHER Berlin Britain and France will go into the Paris foreign ministers conference in their strongest positions since Yalta This is the situation of the Big 4 as seen Friday in Berlin where France Britain the United States and Russia wrangle daily The Soviet Unions bargaining situation has been considerably weakened economically and politi cally since the Moscow and Lon don conferences In both previous conferences the west was in a defensive position trying to seek agreements from Russia In the Paris conference for the first time diplomats believe the west can take the offensive or sit tight and let the Soviets seek to break the deadlock In a nutshell the comparative positions on Germany are seen in this light politically and economi cally Western advantages 1 Last year and 2 years ago western Germany was poverty stricken and economically stag nant Today its industry is boom ing living standards have been raised its money has been re formed and put on a stable basis and recovery is well under way 2 Last year and 2 years ago west Germany was a political vacuum There was no govern ment nor did anyone care much about one Today the Germans pre busy setting up their own west German state and Germans as a whole have taken an interest in politics again They have defi nitely aligned themselves with the west and communism has sunk to its lowest levels since preHit ler times 3 Last year and 2 years ago the western powers were split on their German policy Britain and the United States wanted to re build Germany until it could sup port itself France fearing Ger man aggression opposed every such move With security fears largely alleviated by the Atlantic pact France is now closer to Brit ain and the United States and united in a common German pol icy Russias position 1 At the end of war the Soviets had the only zone which could support itself economically particularly in food Its standard of living was far higher than the industrial west Today stripped by reparations and shipping vast quantities of goods to Russia the eastern zone is a deficit area 2 At the end of the war the Russians had a chance to win German support by a lenient oc cupation policy Today there is no hope for such support except by force of arms Ruthless suppres sion of all anticommunist oppo sition the installation of a small communist minority as the ruling class and reduction of the popula tion to serfs of the state has aroused widespread opposition Bid on Greek War Parleys Washington United States has told Russia that if it wants peace in Greece it should get the communist satellite states to stop aiding the Greek guer rillas Until such government help is ended this will not relax as sistance to noncommunist Greece These 2 points were disclosed in a lengthy statement issued by the state department Friday The statement brought out that the department has rejected soviet ef forts to get the Greek situation put of the United Nations and into the hands of the great powers for what amounts to a compro mise settlement The statement declared We are prepared to discuss any mat ter with the Soviet Union in the proper the case of the Greek government it is the United Nations SAME meiini traffic dmlfci Z4 Kahl Named Committeeman for AAMVA Alfred W Kahl commissioner of the Iowa department of public safety was elected to a 3year term as a national executive com mitteeman by the region 3 group of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators in session here Kahl has been for the last year president of the regional unit comprising 12 midwestern states which ended its 2day conference at Hotel Han ford Friday Elected to succeed Kahl as president of region 3 is B L Mar cus Wisconsin safety commission er Elected first vice president is Frank H Quinn Ohio registrar of motor vehicles 2nd vice president Annamae Riiff South Dakota sec retary of state and secretary treasurer Col David Harrison chief of the Missouri highway pa trol Earl W Merritt director of the Illinois state automobile depart ment and retiring regional AAMVA secretarytreasurer was recommended for the national AAMVA post of 2nd vice presi dent The recommendation is tan tamount to election at the national conference in Oklahoma City in September Discuss Conference Delegates heard committee re ports and a detailed discussion of The Presidents Highway Safety Conference to be held in Washing ton early in June Louis Morony of the Automotive Safety Founda tion and Basil Creighton assistant AAMVA director both of Wash ington D C led the discussion Friday afternoon and evening was to be spent at Clear Lake A picnic lunch was given at the lake by the Iowa Motor Truck as sociation Fishing cruising and golf were offered for afternoon activity The Clear Lake and Ma son City Chambers of Commerce were to be hosts at an evening fish fry at the All Veterans Social Center and the evening was to conclude with a dance at the Surf A representative from each state told what his states legislature had passed or was still on in the way of automotive laws especially those which affect sur rounding states They were ILLINOIS legisla ture still in session Nothing passed but bills up to 1 issue perma nent license plates 2 raise gas tax from 3 to 5 cents 3 increase drivers license revenue and 4 give birth certificates to go with car INDIANA had 4 major bills pass They were 1 issuance of special plates and privileges to disabled veterans 2 demand pur chase of plates in county of resi dence 3 new rate schedules for passenger cars up and trucks and commercial vehicles to be as sessed on declared gross weight 4 amended safety responsibility law and to start the keeping of elaborate individual records on every driver in the state to better enable the commission to single out the 5 per cent who cause most of the accidents IOWA had 35 bills passed effecting the depart ment of public safety The de partment was disappointed that 2 bills failed one to make Iowa a title state for auto ownership and the other for periodic motor ve hicle inspections Iowa now re quires farm tractor operators to have regular drivers license un less driving from farm to adja cent farmland This is aimed to eliminate children and drivers whose license is under suspension from operating the vehicles Re newal of chauffeurs licenses to be on birthday basis same as drivers licenses Both houses passed a strong highway patrol retirement bill Nighttime bus speed stepped up from 45 to 50 and daytime from 50 to 55 MICHIGAN has passed entire new motor vehicle code MINNE SOTA increased vehicle registra tion fee increased gas tax to 5 cents a gallon increased license charge and changed truck flare laws to conform to Inter state Commerce Commission standards MISSOURI passed new permanent and staggered registra tion law Legislature is still in session and 2 bills are up one to increase gas tax from 2 to 4 cents and another to toughen drivers license examinations NEBRAS KA increased gas tax one cent per gallon provided for drivers learn ing permit when 15J years old if accompanied by licensed driver increased mileage allowance on state cars from 5 to 6 cents and made alcohol blood tests admiss ible in court NORTH DAKOTA voted to in crease gas tax 2 cents per gallon but will put it to vote in June 1950 primaries The state passed a high way patrol retirement bill and made a stricter used car dealers law Testimony from intoxication Usts may be used in court with permission of the defendant OHIOS legislature is still in ses sion but has 2 important bills up for consideration One to re quire compulsory accident and the other for compulsory hicle inspections Much effort been spent to beat down screw V   

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