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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 21, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Associated Pres and Uolted Press full Wires THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH OWANS N I G H B 0 R MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 21 1949 16YearOlds Held for 14 Burglaries Two 16 year old Mason fcity youths are being held by the sher iff at Lexington Mo who said they admitted to him the burglar izing of 14 business places in Iowa and Missouri Chief of Police Harold E Wolfe was informed Saturday The pair gave their names as LeRoy McClemons and Edward Sharron both of 1102 S Federal Chief Wolfe said he was in formed they had broken into 3 oil stations and a root beer stand at Tama 5 stations at Moiitezuma and 5 stations at Lexington No charges have been filed Both boys denied any connec tions with breakins in Mason City Chief Wolfe said Hardest hit was Oklahoma But twisters flicked out at scattered communities in Colorado Kansas and far across the Mississippi val ley caught 2 small eastern Tenj nessee communities Low Pressure The Kansas City weather bureau blamed the mad May disturbances ui was Oklahomas 4th straight State Dean Acheson cautious and night of a deep low tightlipped about the crucial con through Continues to Stay Execution of 6 Nazis Washington Army Secretary Gordon Gray has con tinued the stays of execution for 6 former nazis sentenced to die for their party in the Malmedy mas sacre He also postponed the executions of 8 other Germans sentenced to death by the Dachau court for other alleged crimes These exe cutions were held up Gray said because of the possibility that the senate may investigate conduct of these trials too A state judiciary subcommittee already has been looking into charges that the army used 3de gree methods to obtain confessions from German soldiers accused of the Malmedy crime The new stays were included in a blanket order which covers all condemned German war prisoners except those sentenced in the Nur emberg trials The order was sent to Lt Gen Clarence R Huebner acting U S military governor in Germany Worth of Jewels Stolen at Sioux City Store Sioux City worth of jewels watches and other valuables were taken by burglars who early Saturday smashed their way into Bens jewelry store Ben Rosenblum reported Detectives said that plate glass in the front door of the store had been shattered by the thieves who then pilfered the valuables from display cases and adisplay win dow A preliminary check showed that among the items in the loot were pocket and wrist watches diamond earrings cameo pins costume jewelry pen and pencil sets tlectric razors alarm clocks and cigaret lighters District Tourney at Dumont Called Off Dumont The district high baseball tournament here Saturday was called off because of rain after one inning of play The same schedule as for Satur day with 4 games Will be played on Monday traffic 4 Killed as Tornadoes Go Through 4 Midwest States By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tornadoes whiplashed 4 states across the nations mid section Friday night Two persons were killed Nearly a score were iniured Property damage was timated Acheson in Arrival for Paris Talks Paris UR U S Secretary of v d UCCJJ JUVV wkjJM1 LIIC LlUlrfi trough running up Terence on Germany starting Mon i anjved here Saturday and northwestern to Nebraska Most of the communities Oklahoma hit were small In Oklahoma there was damage reported at Balko Beaver Catesby Cherokee Gage Jet Nash Shattuck Wayoka Woodward and Yewed Far away in Tennessee an iso lated storm injured 3 persons in the small communities of Coin and Barn Creek Crushed to Death Charles Sykes 55 was caught on the highway near Yewed Okla however and took shelter in an old wheat elevator The storm toppled it on him crushing Sykes to death Mrs Kathryn Haight about 43 was killed in the destruction of a farm home near Catesby Okla Her husband Ed was injured se riously Harold King about 17 of Solo mon Kans was killed and his brother William about 16 was injured seriously when their au tomobile was demolished in a tornado near Kipp 4 miles east of Salina Three other youths were injured when their car turned over near New Cambria M W Hanna was killed by touching a high power line blown down in an electrical and wind storm near Petrolia Kans River Floods Acres of Texas Farm Land Rosser Tex rampag ing Trinity river broke through its levee near Rosser Tex early Saturday and flood waters rolled out over 11000 of the richest acres in Texas C F Swenson of the U S en gineers in Fort Worth said a 38 foot rise spelled curtains for the levees that hundreds of farmers and volunteers had worked so hard to defend The levees at Rosser are about 37i feet WOULD LOSE MONEY White Plains N y Mary Alves of Scarsdale was ex cused from jury duty when she explained the a day she paid for a baby sitter for her 3 chil dren exceeded a jurors pay by plunged immediately into prepara tory talks with his western col leagues The French foreign office set 4 p m Paris time for the first meet ing of the 3 western foreign min isters They will attempt to com plete a common policy on the major German questions and on issues the Russians are likely to raise Acheson accompanied by his wife his republican adviser John Foster Dulles and Mrs Dulles arrived at Orly airfield shortly after 9 a m in President Tru mans personal plane the Inde pendence It was Achesons first visit to France in 11 years He confined his arrival remarks to expressing his pleasure and delight at being back again Air Lanes to Shanghai Are Cut Off Shanghai Satur day was cut off by air her sea lane was menaced and great fires blazed across the river to the east and north where red besiegers are on the attack One of the fires burned at the Standard Vacuum depot on Gough Island 8 miles north of downtown Shanghai At least one tank was ablaze at this biggest oil installa tion in East Asia Lungwha airport 5 miles to the south suspended operations The menace of nearby red artillery was too great Officials said how ever flights might be resumed later Despite the suspension a Chi nese National Aviation Corpora ition plane Irom Tokyo made a 2 minute landing to the crackle of small arms fire nearby It hastily discharged A S Brown Peekskill N Y a new fiscal officer for the U S consu late John Stutesman Mendham N J the vicnconsul then got aboard and the plane roared off for Hong Kong Stutesman is headed for home on leave Door May Be Left Open for Talks on Greek Situation Washington JP Diplomats said Saturday the United States and Britain may hold the door open to further behindthescenes discussions of the Greek situation with the Soviets are still interested They said there is some doubt Russia would engage in such talks following the flat stand taken by the 2 western nations on soviet proposals for settlement of the Greek civil war And they pre dicted further that the west will reject any Russian suggestion which could give the communists a strong new foothold in Greece The state department stressed Friday that any actual settlement will have to be handled within the United Nations where Greece can sit in on ths discussions But western officials apparently are ready to hold informal talks on the matter any time the Russians want to do so In any case the next step is up to the officials here and in London devise some new move to resume the 3power talks which were disclosed Friday The possibility was not entirely ruled out that Soviet Foreign Minister Vishinsky might raise the question with British Foreign Minister Bevin and Secretary of State Acheson at Paris Specifically the United States said it will not settle the affairs of Greece behind the back of the Greek government The British foreign office took the same stand It appeared however that if the Russians want to explore the situation further informally the western powers remain ready to talk things over keeping the Greek government informed Fridays reports brought out that the Greeks had not been kept abreast of the 3cornered talks in New resented the fact This Paper ot Two One Rail Strikers Battl in Communists e Berl Hundreds Are Hurt in Melee 12000 Workers Off Job Citys Railroad Idle Berlin ip Twelve thousand striking railway workers fought young communists cast in the role ot strike breakers Saturday in nearly a dozen stations of Berlins elevated railway Hundreds were injured during the fighting which raged through the morning The outbreak shut off rail shipments to western Ber lin and threatened to force the city back to the austerity of the block ade period An elevated passenger train was set ablaze during one melee Cloth ing was torn from women who got into the fight Western Berlin police said Maj Gen Pavel Kvashnin transport chief of the soviet zone was in sulted and threatened by a group of strikers at the Tempelhof ele vated station in the American sec tor The police said they gave Kvash nin protection from the strikers and he was able to drive away in his staff automobile without phy sical injury Another soviet trans port officer of junior rank was stoned by strikers at the Her mannstrasse station also in the American sector police said He was reported not seriously injured This is the crux of the situation The sovietappointed reichsbahn management controls both zonal railroads and Berlins entire ele vated line Railway workers went out on strike early Saturday to enforce their demand for payment of Wages in west marks instead of east marks West marks are 4 times as valuable as the soviet zone currency East marks are banned in the west Fighting broke out when the Russian controlled management sent squads of militant young com munists including teen age girls into the western sectors of the city to recapture elevated stations seized by the anticommunist strikers Teachers Dress as Bobby Soxers Salem Ore faculty of the J L Parish junior high school turned up in class Friday dressed like the pupils and puff ing bubble gum The schoolmarms wore bobby sox and short dresses while the male teachers hung out their shirttails Principal Carl Aschenbrenner clad in overalls explained We wanted to show the stu dents how they looked Davenport Sheriff to Demo State Committee Des Moines Walter H Beuse of Davenport was chosen a member of the democratic state central committee Saturday The selection was made by other com mittee members on the recom mendation of democrats in Beuses first district Beuse will succeed William R Hart of Iowa City who resigned recently to accept the post U S district attorney for southern Iowa Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy through Sun day Little change in tempera ture Rain ending Saturday night Low Saturday night near 50 High Sunday 65 to 70 IOWA Cloudy Saturday night with showers north and east Sunday clearing west and show ers east followed by clearing in afternoon Low Saturday night 4555 Minnesota Cloudy Saturday night with rain south and cen tral portions Sunday mostly cloudy with showers extreme east in early forenoon not much change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sat urday Maximum 59 Minimum 49 At 8 a m Saturday 51 YEAR AGO Maximum 84 Minimum 59 Senior Girl Drops Dead at Church Party Swea here Saturday attributed a heart attack as the cause of the death of Phyl lis Kluger 16 who dropped dead at a church party at Reynolds park Friday evening She was a mem ber of the high school senior class and would have been graduated next Thursday Miss Kluxer was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Roy Kluger She collapsed suddenly at the party and members of the group thought she had fainted A physician was called and firemen were summoned with the respirator They worked on her for a long time without success Miss Kluger was a member of the Baptist church was very ac tive in young peoples work and in the choir Besides her parents she leaves a sister Barbara and a brother Jerry From Heiress Gets Divorce Young FDR Minden Nev Frank lin D Roosevelt Jr Saturday di v o r c e d her congressmanelect husband described by her attorney as a future president of the United States Mrs Roosevelt the former Ethel Du Pont of the munitionsmillion aire family drove with Attorney George Springmeyer from Reno to this small town 50 miles to the south in a vain attempt to es cape reporters District Judge Harry Watson granted Mrs Roosevelt the divorce from the son of the late president on grounds of simple incompati bility or as it is referred to in Nevada extreme cruelty entire ly mental in nature A sealed agreement was ap proved by the court covering a property settlement and providing for custody of the couples 2 chil dren Franklin III 10 and Chris topher 7 Former Inmate of Asylum Resists Cops McHenry N Dak for mer inmate of the state insane asylum armed with a shotgun and a rifle was under siege in his home here Saturday nearly 24 hours after he broke away from officers who tried to take him in to custody for a sanity hearing Merle Hoggarth about 45 was the subject of a continuing talk athon as police sought to per suade him to give himself up Hoggarth broke away from Sheriff George E Aljets about a m Friday and has fired at least 4 times at the sheriff State Motor Patrolman Victor Hanson and other officers Al jects and Hanson escaped death by inches Hoggarth barricaded in his 2nd floor living quarters above the cafe operated by his wife was not affected by a tear gas bomb fired through a window and authori ties believe he has a gas mask More bombs were ordered from the state penitentiary at Bismarck Hoggarth obtained water by novel means late Friday He set fire to a bundle of rags after shouted requests for water brought no response The Mc Henry fire department was called because it was believed Hoggarth had set fire to the building When a stream of water was di rected at his window Hoggarth cupped his hands and took a drink then tossed the burning rags out of the window 1 of 6 Escaped Convicts Caught Milledgeville Ga of 6 escaped convicts who shot their way to freedom here Friday was captured Saturday near Madison Ga the state highway patrol re ported Ed Parker lifer from Rome Ga was picked up while walking on the tracks of the Georgia railroad outside Rutledge a small town 10 miles east of Madison He was believed to be Hue one member of the escape gang who was left at the scene by his com panions Search for the other 5 was centered at Danville Ga AP Wircphoto GIRL Lavinia Ross 22 of Southamp ton England climbs over the rail of the tanker British Genius to face hearing before the immigration authorities in Miami The captain of the vessel turned off his course from Southampton to Beaumont Tex Friday to quell a fight among crewmen over the girl Senators Rap Lilienthals A EC Regime Upper House Group Now Investigating Fellowship Program Washington republi can senators voicing grave fears over atomic security Saturday blasted the administration of the atomic energy program under Chairman David E Lilienthal They spoke out in the latest of a long series of developments cen tering around the commissions multimillion dollar scientificed ucational program and the loss of a small quantity of uranium235 from the Argonne national labor atory Chicago The whole lack of security is shocking asserted Senator Bridges Senator Wherry R GOP floor leader said in a sepa rate interview that Im still ap prehensive of leaving the atomic energy secrets in the hands they are now in Both senators are members of a senate appropriations subcom mittee investigating the commis sions fellowship program Both opposed Lilienthal when the sen ate confirmed him for the chair manship on April 9 1947 I believe the evidence vindi cates right up to this minute my vote against Mr Lilienthal Wherry said The congressional criticism of the commissions security prac tices didnt keep the senate from confirming Dr Henry De Wolf Smyth Princeton University physics professor and Gordon Dean Vista Cal teacher and at torney as members of the atomic agency Friday Tries to Get Doctor to Soy He Deposited Hattman Money Cedar Rapids prosecution attempted Satur day to have Dr Robert C Rutledge Jr who is on trial for murder admit that he deposited in his bank account money belonging to the man he is accused of slaying Dr Rutledge 28 year old St Louis pediatrician is charged with first degree murder in the fata stabbing of Byron C Hattman 29 of St Louis in hotel room fight here last Dec 14 As was the case Friday Rut ledges tall blond wife was absent from the courtroom while he testified In addition to the prosecution questions about money Satur days special session at the end of the 3rd week of the trial brought forth these developments Called Twice Dr Rutlcdgc asserted that after he found out about Hattmans af fair with Mrs Rutledge he called Hattman twice to protest and that thereafter all the calls originated with Hattman The defendant denied that it was through a private detective he found out about his wifes friendship with Hattman He testified he had never heard of Hattman before Mrs Rutledge confessed last Aug 10 that Hatt man had forced his intimacy upon her The jury was given a chance to handle an medical in strument which Dr Rutledge said he always had with him to examine ears of his patients One section of the otoscope resembles what a state witness had described as a piece of pipe he said he saw in Rutledges hotel dresser drawer Asks Questions Cross examining Rutledge County Attorney William W Crissman asked repeated ques tions about a Rutledge deposit of on Dec 16 1948 Crissman asked whether deposit did not include money Rutledge admitted picking up after the fatal fight with his wifes alleged seducer Rutledge testified Friday that he did pick up money belonging to Hattman while confused and sick but claimed he threw it away while driving back to St Louis Hopper Goes on Witness Stand Waterloo Hopper World war II veteran and de fendant in a conspiracy trial in progress here took the stand Sat urday as the first witness for the defense The state rested in a session Friday night after having called 87 witnesses in the first week of the trial A defense motion for a directed verdict was overruled Defense counsel said 70 more witnesses would be called Hopper was chief steward of the Waterloo local CIO United Packinghouse workers union at the time of a strike at the Rath plant a year ago Out of the strike arose a riot in which a union man was killed Hopper testified that on the night of the riot May 19 1948 he telephoned Sheriff H T Wagner saying All hell has broken loose For Gods sake get us some help The defendant said also he went up and down the street telling Strikers to go away from the Rath thisJTplant He added that he had Told the pickets to be orderly Sees Either Tax Hike or Spending Cut Washington Dem orcratic Leader Lucas said Satur day there will have to be either a tax increase or a cut in federal the latter But he made it clear he still ij against the republicanled drive so far each appropriation bill by at least 5 per cent Lucas opposing what he called piece meal cuts told reporters the democrats on the senate ap propriations committee have in dicated to me they will work cut some formula for economy He added The republicans have no mon opoly on economy There is a great opportunity to work out some thing before we are finished I would hope that some way can be found so we can stay within the budget and not cuss at workers entering from the floor of the hotel room the plant Fire Destroys Nearly a Block in Mallard Mallard one entire block of the Mallard business dis trict was wiped out by a fire Fri day night which destroyed 4 buildings J G Fogerty an insurance agent here said the loss would be at least Firemen from 5 neighboring towns helped fight the blaze They were hampered by a strong east wind which threatened for a time to wipe out all of the business district and by a lack of water When the towns water supply ran low water was hauled in from a nearby gravel pit Chem icals also were used in fighting the fire The spectacular fire interrupt ed high school graduation exer cises being held in the theater across the street from the blaze The program brought abrupt ly to a the diplomas could be it was felt the fire was getting too close Buildings destroyed were a hardware and implement store the towns postoffice a produce market and a meat market and locker plant The mail and pa pers in the postoffice were saved A temporary postoffice was being set up Saturday at the school house Five new tractors were rolled out of the hardware store and saved The fire started here about 9 oclock and was brought under control about 2 hours later All of the buildings were one story and all but the hardware were frame The northwestern Iowa town of 500 persons has 4block business district Deny Elizabeth Is Expecting Another Child London Circles close to Princess Elizabeth poohpoohed Saturday a report published in Sydney Australia that she may become a mother again by the end of the year The report got an even brisker dismissal from a Buckingham pal ace spokesman He declared stiffly The story arose without any assistance from anyone here Persons close to the said she will be riding horseback on June 9 at the trooping of the colors in honor of the kings birth day Man Is Buried in Huge Rock Slide Pen Argyl Pa huge rock slide buried one man at a slate quarry near this eastern Pennsylvania town Saturday Four other men working in the 475foot deep pit were injured 2 critically Six workmen scrambled to safety as tons of fine rock and slate tumbled suddenly from the side of the long narrow quarry in this slate belt about 20 miles from Bethlehem There was no indication of whether the buried man is alive Witnesses said there is little like lihood he escaped The buried man was identified as Joseph Heatter 34 Wind Gap Pa TO PRESBYTERIAN OFFICE Back Hill Falls Pa J Campbell Newton la attorney has been elected moderator for the 91st general assembly of United Presbyterian church ot North America Campbell elder in the church for 40 years was elected Friday YOUTH DROWNS Oitwnwa McCall 17 drowned Friday while ming in a pood near farm home south of here He was son erf Mr and Mrs Herschell Mc Call v   

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