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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 24, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH OWANS N E G H 0 R V E HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 24 1949 ATOMIC LABORATORY CHIEF QUESTIONEDDr Walter H Zinn left head oflhe Argonne atomic with Senator Brian McMahon DConn center Sat 10 c and Senator Bourke B Hickenlooper RIowa Order Reds to Abandon Rail Depots Berlin S Brig Gen Frank L Howley gave an ultima tum to sovietemployed railway police to withdarw from all Amer ican sector railway stations in Berlin Tufesday The police were given until 7 p m 11 a m CST to comply Howley said west Berlin police will take over to restore order fol lowing bloody rioting Monday night which resulted in 2 deaths The violence erupted suddenly after a comparatively quiet day A howling mob of about 3000 strik ing railway workers and their sympathizers tried to storm the Zoo elevated railway station Sovietcontrolled German rail way police fired on them A 45 yearold man shot in the head died instantly A 16yearold youth also was reported killed Two oth er persons were wounded and hos pitalized buPiater released Decides in Favor of Defendants in TaveVn Case Charles City i s t r i c t Judge William P Butler Mason City Monday handed down a de cree for the defendants Mr and Mrs Orvie Blunt Rudd in an eviction suit brought by Blunts father Lewie Blunt also of Rudd Concerned in the suit was a busi ness building in Rudd owned by Lewie Blunt and leased to his son for use as a tavern The elder Blunt had sought to have the lease cancelled because of alleged use of the building for illegal purposes Judge Butler held that no evidence was offered by Lewie Blunt that beer had been sold on Sunday as the elder Blunt charged and that the elder Blunt had likewise failed to prove that punch boards or other gambling was permitted in the tavern dur ing March and April f949 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear Tuesday night with low 36 to 40 Scattered light frost Tuesday night Wed nesday increasing cloudiness and warmer with high 65 to 70 Iowa Fair Tuesday night Warm er extreme west Tuesday night Wednesday increasing cloudi ness and warmer with scattered showers by afternoon or night Low Tuesday night 4050 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 2 to 5 degrees below seasonal normal with highs averaging 72 and lows around 50 Cool Wednes day Thursday and Friday Near normal Saturday Cooler again Sunday Precipitation will aver age onequarter to onethird of an as thunder showers late Wednesday and again about Saturday Partly cloudy with a few scattered light showers northwest Tuesday night and in north and central portions Wednesday warmer except lit tle change extreme southeast Tuesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tues day Maximum Minimum 37 At 8 a m Tuesday 49 Precipitation 02 YEAR AGO Maximum 3 Minimum 38 2 Uranium Bars Taken by Officers Without Detection Washington atomic energy commissions own security officers filched 2 bars of uranium from the rlanford Wash atomic plant and kept them for months withoutdetection This story of a test of security loopholes was given Tues day to a senate appropriations subcommittee The senators also were told that an AEG decision last fall in favor of ship ping countries around the perimeter of Russia was en over the objections of one member The commissioner who objected because he was apprehensive on security grounds was Lewis Strauss AEC Chairman David Lilienthal said the other 4 commissioners voted to permit the exports after scientists said unanimously that they could not be used in attempts to develop the atomic bomb Lilienthal appealed to the com mittee not to let the question of foreign shipment of isotopes get to the point of engendering pub lic fear He suggested that Dr James B Conant president of Harvard uni versity and other scientists on an AEC advisory committee be called to testify Lilienthal said the answer to the question of whether any fission able which bombs are made has been shipped abroad is a flat no Carroll L Wilson commission general manager related the story of the Hanford plant test which he said showed lack of sufficient se curity protection He said steps had to correct this Heros Burial Being Planned for Forrestal Washington V For restal who committed suicide early Sunday morning will be given a heros burial Wednesday with members of President Tru mans cabinet as pallbearers The list of mourners will be headed by Mr Truman who said the former defense secretary was as truly a casualty of war as if he had died on the firing line Forrestals tragic leap from the 16th floor of Bethesda Naval hos pital came at a time when doctors recorded that he was recovering from a breakdown caused by overwork in public service The funeral service will be held Wednesday morning at 9 a m CST in the memorial amphithe ater in Arlington National ceme tery The 57yearold Forrestal was the nations first secretary of de fense He was succeeded by Louis Johnson State Officials to Meet in Davenport Davenport ranking state officials from 14 midwestern states will meet here July 24 to 26 for the annual regional conference of the council of state government The dates for the session were set Monday by the committee on arrangements Gov William S Beardsley and Gov Adlai Steven son Illinois are among the gov ernors expected to attend General sessions and roundtable discussions of interest to state leg islators or executive departments will make up the program More Cancer Clinics Needed Washington UR Ameri can Cancer society lists New Hampshire as the leading state in cancer treatment with one clinic for every 45000 persons in the state The 400 clinics in the coun try would have to be increased to 2400 to extend comparable clinic service to the rest of the nation 1 the society said House Okays CGC Storage Bill 15828 Washington house ap proved 158 to 28 Tuesday compro mise legislation giving the com modity credit corporation power to acquire storage facilities for crops on which it makes loans to maintain farm price supports Administration leaders voiced hope that quick senate action wilt send the measure to the white house Secretary of Agriculture Bran nan said the legislation is urgently needed for the government to meet the storage needs for the new bumper grain crop The bill permits the CCC with resources of more than 000000 to use a part of its funds to provide trackside and other central storage facilities It also empowers the agency to make loans for farmers to build storage on their own land Rita Aly Cannot Marry in Chateau Paris The French ministry of justice said Tuesday a special dispensation to allow Prince Aly Khan and Rita Hayworth to be married at the princes chateau has been refused The ministry said as a result the marriage would take place in the city hall at Vallauris near the princes Riviera chateau The ministry said it had ap proved a waiving of banns so that the marriage could take place as scheduled May 27 See 4 Power Control of Reich Again Russia Also Calls for Authority in Ruhr industrial Area Paris called Tues day for restoration of 4power control throughout Germany and establishment of a German state council with economic and ad ministrative functions Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y Vishmsky in a long statement to the council of foreign minis ters also proposed that the in dustrial Ru h r valley be placed under the control of the big 4 and countries bordering Ger many Vishinsky named the 3 Bene lux the Neth erlands and Poland and Czechoslovakia and representatives of German eco nomic bodies for a Ruhr control A British source said the United States opposed all Vishin skys proposals The soviet minister also asked reintroduction of a 4power con trol system in Berlin He said a German state council ought to function under the allied control council The allied council first set up in 1945 under the Pots dam agreement expired at the height of the Berlin crisis last year when the Russians walked out Vishinskys policy statement came after British Foreign Secre tary Ernest Bevin presiding at Tuesdays meeting of the council called on him for a statement of Russias position on the issue of Germanys political and economic unity French sources said Rubber Union Chief Ousted Philadelphia L S Buck master was suspended indefi nitely Tuesday as president of the CIOs 180000member United Rubber Workers union Action to remove him from of fice was taken by the 13 other members of the unions general executive board during a month long trial here The deposed president may appeal the executive board de cision atthe unions next con vention in Toronto in September He was tried on these charges 1 That he conspired with cer tain individuals to deprive local union officers of their rights 2 That he issued public state ments falsely attacking the char acter of local officers 3 That he was responsible for a riot that broke up a meeting of local 336 Pottstown Pa last march 4 That his conduct was part of a general plan to deprive the Pottstown local of its rights and democratic privileges 5 That these actions consti tuted malfeasance in office Ford Rejects Proposal for Arbitration Detroit Ford Motor company Tuesday rejected terms self of a union tion of Ford proposal for arbitra the company a satisfactory instead of FAST FOR FOOD Copenhagen Denmark hundred enlisted men at Vordint borg barracks southern gjaelland have gone on a hunger strike Their complaint They dont get enough food The United States has more than three million miles of rural roads ings to work out plan for arbitration Ford Vice President John S Bu gas said company officials were 31 particularly gratified that the union had agreed to arbitration However he added We are not in agreement that you have properly stated the ques tion to be submitted to a compe tent 3rd party and therefore sug gest that you meet with us lc Wednesday to discuss your letter foreign service and its implications Bugas reply was sent to Presi dent Walter Reuther of the CIO United Auto Workers who made the proposal late Monday night This Paper Consists of Two One NelH See No Action Now on Health Program Communists Push Almost to Shanghai Nationalists Seem to Be Prepared to Abandon City Defense By FRED HAMPSON Shanghai The communists smashed almost into Shanghai Tuesday At nightfall evidence mounted that nationalist forces were on the verge of abandoning tne city The hardest red blows were di rected at the southwestern sec tion where the red drive pulled up at the famed 35 mile wooden fence a smash that carried the reds through Shanghais defenses there in some spots Vessels were sunk deliberately in the Whangpoo Shanghais ship ping lifeline The channel to the Yangtze was blocked a move likely to be made as a last resort before the nationalists pulled out Troops in large numbers seemed to be heading for Woosung logi cal point to board outward bound ships A Canton dispatch quoted a Chinese flyer from Lmighwa as saying he saw a large concentra tion of Chinese ships Tuesday morning near Shanghai was rife with rumors One said the reds were in the old French concession But at 4 p m I visited the defenses on Hungjao road other city entrances along the railroad and Lunghwa airfield The whole arc was a scene of crowded confusion But national ist defenses while battered had not broken The reds definitely were not inside Shanghai Roads into the city were thronged with broadfaced cqun carried er farm tools household belongings arid in some cases half formed vegetables they had grabbed as they fled This may be the only food for some Wonts Chief of Police Job in Mankato Mankato Minn UR Police Sergeant Joseph Brenner was de termined to be chief of police Tuesday even if he had to sue the mayor and the city council to make them give him the job He said he didnt have any thing personal against Acting Chief William Kruse under whom he is serving He just thinks that the smartest man ought to get the job Brenner claims that Kruse made a lower score on the civil service examination for the job than him So he got a district court writ ou uc gut a uiiuiui cuuil w day of mandamus ordering Mayor A Hodapp and members of the a Priti rs o e asked the union for further meetcity council to put him in the job tn rtt or tell their rea sons why The writs were served Monday and hearings set for May DIPLOMAT TRANSFERRED Washington Daw son Des Moines has been trans ferred from Washington to San tiago Chile as embassy counsel or the state department has an nounced in reporting changes in The English languageis spoken today by more than 270 million people of whom more than half are Americans RUTLEDGE TRIAL din court reporter leafs through the 700 pages of testi mony she has recorded so far in the trial of Dr Robert C Rutledge St Louis pediatrician accused of the hotel room slaying of Byron C Hattman in Cedar Rapids last Decem ber Says Doctor Wanted Money From Hattman for Abortion St touis attorney testified Tues day that Div Robert Jr demanded to from the late Byron G Hattman last August for an illegal operation on the doctors wife The testimony was given Tuesday by Milton Moldafsky called bythe state in the 28 year old St Louis physicians trial on a charge of Hattman Moldafsky said Hattman en gaged him as an attorney the morning of last Aug 20 That same evening at home Moldafsky said he got a telephone call from a man who identified himself as Dr Rutledge an intern or assistant resident physician at Barnes hos Dr Rutledge told me Hattman had sexual relations with his wife and that she was pregnant as a result the lawyer testified He said he felt Hattman was responsible for her condition and did not want any child that was not his own He said that some times a reputable doctor would perform an abortion to help out another doctor tout that an abor tion would cost in any case to I said I felt he had no right to from Mr Hattman and sug gested that he call a lawyer to learn his legal rights in the case Mrs Sydney Rutledge 23 wept bitterly in the courtroom as Moldafsky testified Tears ran down her cheeks and dripped off intoher lapHer handsome doc tor husband reached over and held her hand consolingly Moldafskysaid Rutledge told him the next morning he had con sulted a lawyer had been informed he had no legal right to demand money from Hattman and that he was dropping the whole matter Rutledges alleged fears of preg nancy later founded proved un Threatens to Oust Catholics Who Follow Red Line Prague Josef Beran threatened Tuesday to ex communicate all Catholics collab orating with Czechoslovakias communist government against the church The archbishop charged that an attempt was being made to set up a new Catholic church without its current bishops and its princi pal head in Rome The statement was the sharpest the archbishop has made in a mounting churchstate conflict here It was contained in a person al letter to Alois Petr minister of transport and head of the commu nistapproved Catholic Peoples party The letters contents were dis closed by a well informed and re liable source It accused Petr of sins and of distorting information in the press about Catholic activities1 The archbishops latest blast fol lows disclosure last Friday of a letter written by him to the clergy on April 29 citing oppressive acts against the church by the senate That letter said negotiations be tween the government and the church were broken off in March when recording devices were dis covered in the conference room The peoples party was purged of its most active anticpmmu nist elements after the commu nist revolution in February 1948 and Petr once read out of the pEfrty climbed back into power The archbishop has consist ently refused to see western newsmen since the conflict be tween church and state began but the source of todays infor mation had every proof of its au thenticity How is it possible to speak about the good will of the na tional front the political coali tion dominated by the communist party when practically a radical divorce between church and state is being undertaken the letter demanded Or dont you know at all what is being done against the church it asked Petr Are you aware of the fact and are all Catholics of your and other parties aware that they are accomplices in all antichurch measures Are you aware of the if you are still all direct or indirect collaboration and cooperation with laws and orders which restrict the rights of the church or destroy them cause excommunication For participation in these measures all collaborators are excommunicated from the church and so deprived of all rights which they had as members of the Catholic church Do you now know what a sin you are committing when you mislead the faithful by inaccurate reports in your press whilst the bishops are prevented by any means whatever from informing the Catholic public Lastly according to a recent report the task of the peo partjr is to louad a new Catholic church without its cur rent bishops and principal head in Rome The archbishop disclosed that he had sent a copy of his April 29 letter to the clergy to Petr with a request for an answer Besides the charge of recording devices in churchstate conference rooms that letter cited the closing of church schools censorship of prayerbooks and banning of church collections by the state Until today no answer has been received the archbishop said The newest letter was written May 17 but was revealed only Tuesday It charged that terms for reconciliation following an original conference Feb 17 were known beforehand to be unacceptable It challenged Petri statements that the coalition na tional front had shown good will in the negotiations declaring just the opposite Lucas Says Legislation Must Wait List 3 Measures as Must Business for This Session Washington demo cratic leader Lucas said after a white house conference Tuesday it will be impossible for congress to act on President Trumans national health program at this session As for any part of the civil rights program Lucas told report ers I just dont know At the same time Lucas said he thinks President Truman is defi nitely satisfied with the progress being made on the legislative pro gram he submitted to congress in January We are going to have a pretty good record by the time of ad journment he said Adjournment Date Lucas said there is a possibility of adjournment by July 31 Lucas had been to the white house for the regular weekly con ference that President Truman has with democratic congressional leaders House Speaker Rayburn agreed that congress possibly can quit by the end of July Both asserted however that it the legislators are not finished with must measures by then well go right on in to August Lucas labeled as the 3 must pieces of major legislation 1 Extension of the reciprocal trade program Labor Law Repeal 2 Repeal of the TaftHartley act Approval of the North Atlan i v Lucas and Raybkrn said possibility of a special session of congress has not been discussed with the president Talk of an ex tra session is pure speculation they added When he listed the must measures Lucas said all would require considerable time The president he reported is also very anxious for speedy enactment of legislation author izing him to reorganize the gov ernment Hearing on Eisler in 3Day Delay London JP An extradition hearing for fugitive communist Gerhart Eisler was postponed Tuesday until Friday at the re quest of the United States Meanwhile Home Secretary Chuter Ede sent the U S requi sition for Eisler to the Bow Street court with an order to proceed a home office source reported The informant declined to say whether this meant Ede had de cided Sisler is not as he claims a political refugee Britain considers political refu gees exempt from extradition un der the AngloAmerican treaty of 1870 Ede told the house of com mons last week he would halt extradition proceedings if he rearhed a conclusion that Eisler was a Ijenuine political refugee The coiimunistleader whofled the United States while under I sentence on 2criminal convic tions was brought into court Tuesday for a hearing on a U S request that he be returned to America But F Graham Maw British lawyer representing the American embassy at the hear ing said the United States needed more time to against Eisler prepare the case Drop Suit on Eating Rules Cedar Falls The suit of restaurant operators here against the state board of education scheduled to open Tuesday has been dismissed The attorneygenerals office in Des Moines reported the suit was droppedat the requestof the op erators District Judge Ralph Has ner granted the motion of attor neys for the operators to dismiss the action The restaurant operators in the suit sought to enjoin the board of education from enforcing eating agreements for students at Iowa State Teachers college The stu dents living in dormitories are re quired to eat at the college MIGHTY BASHFUL Seattle UR Bashful Roy M Rediield 18 was top shy to knock at the home of a neighbor and ask if his brother and sister were there so he set fire to the barn he told police so I could telJ everyone ran out Testifies He Saw Roberts Drawing Gun Waterloo Patter son 24 who served variously ai officer of the day and insurance collector for local 46 of the United Packinghouse Workers during the Rath strike testified at the Everett Hopper conspir acy trial Monday night that he saw Fred Lee Roberts draw a gun on an occasion prior to the day that William Chuck Farrell union picket was fatally shot Patterson a large Negro who was on picket duty at the time near the plant entrance said he saw Roberts pull the gun Patter sonsaid that he made a dive for the picket shack happened to the picket shack C I McNutt defense at torney asked doorwas smaller than I was so It broke when I came through Patterson said Patterson testified that he saw theshooting of Farrell and that nobody was lifting the Roberts car as Roberts had claimed Pat terson said that only one man had his hand on the car before the shooting Patterson said that he sent the St Paul men home when he dis covered that they were making signs in the union office on the evening of May 19 Upon objec tion to this as being the opinion and conclusion of the witness Patterson said he talked to St Paul men and that they then left SAME M MM   

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