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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 25, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER fDlTED FOR THE HOMS Associated Press and United Pr MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Wants Ouster of AEC Chief Congress Unit Continuing Atomic Probe Mc Lilienthal chairman of that Davic will be ousted as the atomic committee because I think unworthy of the place sanwhile 3 republican senators more than just a loyalty oath is needed to keep communists from getting AEC funds fm stu dent research work Senators Wherry Of Nebraska Hickenloo of Jowa and Saiton itall of Massachusetts took this seParate interviews as commissioners were hill for called back to Capitol more questioning Wherry Hickenlooper and Sal install said the commission has not gone far enough to weed out subversives by agreeing to require a loyalty oath from those receiv ing pay for study in nonsecret fields Withdraw Fellowship Referring specifically to Hans Freistadt University of South Carolina student who got a fel lowship Wherry said that if he wont quit the communist party then his fellowship should be withdrawn There must be an FBI inves tigation of these people Wherry declared Any communist who was keeping his connections un der ground wouldnt hesitate to sign a loyalty oath That wont keep communists out Freistadt has said he is willing to sign the loyalty oath but wont quit the communist party Starts Scrutiny It was disclosure of Freistadts communist party membership that started the lawmakers on thei scrutiny of the commission fellow ship program The University of North Caro lina said Tuesday that Freistad has been dismissed as a parttime physics instructor effective Jun Hickenlooper a member of the aenatehouse atomic committee said he wants enough of an ex amination of fellowship applicants to show what the facts are abou any connection they imiy have with subversive organizations Matthews In as Navy Chief Washington Francis P Matthews of Omaha Nebr was in Wednesday as secretary of the navy In the same ceremony Gordon Gray of WinstonSalem N Car took the oath as undersecretary of the army and Dan A Kimball of Los Angeles Cal was inducted as undersecretary of the navy Judge Edward A Tamm of the U S district court administered the oath to Matthews lawyer and leader of Catholic lay activities Then Secretary of Defense Johnson swore in Gray formerly assistant secretary of the army who has been acting as head of the department since the resigna tion of Secretary Royall Stephen T Early undersecre tary of defense gave the oath to Kimball who moved up from as sistant secretary of the navy for air The wives of the new officials watched the ceremony Present too were the Matthews 6 Francis Jr Mrs J Robert ODon nell and Mrs William Rosser atl of Omaha Miss Marguerite Mat thews of Manhattanville college N Y Mrs David Howard of Lin Pest Weed Controls Told to Farmers for By THOR J JENSEN GlobeGazette Farm Editor Forest of DDT fly control on dairy farms farmers were told here Tuesday is to be governed by just ore consideration The U S pure food and drug administration has ruled that nf nrvr traces LDDT wi11 be considered con unfit for human taminated and our coin Nebr Erie Pa Mrs John Dwyer consumption That ruling does not ruin the fly control program Doctor Har i Iowa State col lege extension entomologist re assured the farmers at the weed and pest control field day DDT can still be used outside the dairy barn and the basis of the fly control program always has been and still is sanitation Blamed DDT Last year some of us forgot i sanitation program and put all our hopes on DDT he sug gested When Program wls he DDT6 SUCcessful we blamed Actually every failure I in vestigated was a human failure and not a chemical failure Re moval of fly breeding places must oe a continuous program Thousands of tons of DDT have been used in the United States he entomologist pointed out lever yet has there been any re port of either a human or an mmal becoming ill from it nrt mild however ind therefore the pure food and Irug people made their ruling s a precautionary measure Not For Dairy Cattle lry Cattle with n spray fat cattje 30 days of slaughter he Commended and dont feed DDT treated forage of any kind to dairy cattle in production u properly used 2 4D has possibilities for increasing MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection On 2nd Reuther Brother Shot Tho i weeds corn I hey heard control methods the college extension department equipment exhibited by commercial firms dozen sprayers being shown on the school grounds across street trom the municipal auditorium of Turn Dnwn Victor Also urn Down Return of Potsdam Pact BULLETIN Paris The 3 western powers Wednesday demanded the political unification of Ger many as a condition for Ger man economic unity French sources reported of the shows clay left to right Paul E Han a ova State college Doctor Harold college Lewis Eymann chairman of the Chamber of Corn 4 COUnty director S A L Brown Kossuth Wil St Glair Worth and Marion E Olson Cerro Gordo i The way appeared clear Wednesday for the western powers to seize the initiative from Kussia and offer Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky a set tlement of the German problem on western terms This possibility opened up dur ing Tuesdays session when U S Secretary of State Dean Acheson backed by Britain and France formally rejected a Russian pro posal to return to the Potsdam agreement on Germany This dcision marked a milestone in the history of the German con troversy By it the western powers formally discarded the Potsdam theory of 4power control through the allied control council which collapsed more than a year ago when Russia walked out They also rejected a long standing Russian demand for a voice in the management of the grat industrial Germany Ruhr in western rop yields from 10 to 15 per cent by controlling weeds Doctor E P Sylwester told the farmers Recommendations for have changed little in 1Sto its use the last The rule Communists March Into Shangh Nationalists ai watch dosage w e Watch the mixture concentration the speed and pressure he Try Retreat to Woosung Shanghai o m m u n is I marched into Shanghai Wednes day and a roaring battle far on the warned because an error m any one can cause an overdose Follow the directions label he emphasized Sees Loss Increase Corn borer losses probably will continue to increase throughout the corn belt Doctor Gunderson forecast The 1948 loss in Iowa alone was more than he declared He gave 2 suggestions for com batting the pests 1 Grow high yielding adapted varieties with strong stalks and shanks About half the loss from borers is in broken stalks and dropped ears Check Corn corn when borers are reported to be flying If the tallest corn is 35 inches high with the eaf extended look for egg masses f there are 50 egg masses on 100 Jlants spray with 1 to H pounds per acre in 40 to 50 gal Repeat the spray worse than the siege developed Retreating nationalists trying to light their way back to Woosung and escape were blowing up ev erything they could At 9 p m the whole horizon to the nortli seemed to explode Apparently the government sol diers pulling back before the ad vancing communists blew up the fuel dumps bombs and ammuni tion installations at Kiangwan airfield Blasts Shake City Jhe while cannonading shook the city as the reds smashed at Woosung fortress The com munists were determined to make the nationalist escape corridor a bloody avenue if they can not close it The reds worlds most Overrunning the populous country ons of water trom 7 to 10 days later if there are still 50 egg masses per 100 ilants Stone implements were widely used in areas during all of the bronee age and well into the iron age Weather Report FORECAST Matron City Fair Wednesday night Low Wednesday night 40 to 45 Thursday increasing cloudiness with high in 70s Iowa Fair Wednesday night Thursday increasing cloudiness scattered showers northwest portion in afternoon or night Low Wednesday night 5055 Minnesota Fair east and south and cloudy with scattered light showers northwest portion Wed nesday night Thursday consid erable cloudiness and occasional iight showers northwest half Not much change in temper ature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the J4 ending at 8 a m Wed nesday Maximum 64 Minimum 46 At 8 a m Wednesday 61 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 40 The egg masses will be in plain ignt he emphasized on tha stalk n7T top and of the leaves If the spraying is timed right cant lose he declared Oliver Earnings Fall 10 Per Cent Springfield Ohio JP N a t earnings for the first 6 months of tne Oliver corporations fiscal year were down 10 per cent despite a sizeable increase in net sales President Alva W Phelps re ported Tuesday to the firms ex ecutive officers and board of di rectors the decrease in net earn ings despite increases in net sales indicates a significant change in the pattern of business Certain favorable selling conditions present in 1945 to 1948 he added do not now exist The estimated earnings of the farm machinery manufacturing firm for the 6 months period ended April 30 were as com pared with for the same period in 194748 gave communism its largest city by occupying almost all of Shanghai Stubborn nationalist rear guards held fast at bridges across Soo chow Creek Red mortars smashed up the main city postoffice near the SzeChuan road bridge Small Arms Fire Towering Broadway mansions an apartment building where sev eral Americans and British are trapped behind the nationalist lines was shaken up Even in the old international settlement in the downtown area small arms fire crackled as the reds hunted down small groups of nationalists still holed up buildings in Spurn Compromise in Oskaloosa Tree Case Ames state highway commission Wednesday rejected a compromise the stately proposal for shade trees saving which angry housewives defended last summer in Oskaloosas battle of the trees The compromise proposal sug gested widening the street only in the business district and ng the entire street TAKES MAYORS JOB Leclaire E Ford served as acting mayor here Wednesday following the resignation of Earl Pitsenbarger Pitsenbarger re signed Tuesday and said he planned to leave for California on an extended visit 4 State Witnesses Testify in Trial of Dr Rutledge tookthf sSdW rebuttal witnesses took the stand Wednesday in the murder trial of Dr Robert U Rutledge Jr and two of them said the defendants wife was markedly attentive to the man he is accused of slaying e Rut 23 continued to the T h t WOrk for several the July 31 occasion when she claims he forced his timacy upon her while too ill from liquor to re in sist These witnesses were Juanita Lewis 27 and Ray Strother both fellow employes of Hattman and Mrs Rutledge in the Emerson plant at St Louis A 3rd witness Detective John Sinclair of St Louis Lt serted Rutledge told him Hattman tried to flee during the Cedar Rapids hotel room fight last Dec 14 during which the 28yearold St Louis pediatrician is accused of fatally stabbing Hattman Rutledge told me Hattman got into the hallway and that he Rutledge pulled him back into he room and hit him and Hatt man never moved after that Sinclair said This varied from the story Rut edge had told the jury The doc or said he was the onewho tried flee and that Hattman blocked he door The defense claims Dr Rutledge was irrational from he effects of poison when Sin clair and other officers talked to day of his arrest last iim the Dec 17 The 4th witness was Mrs Hat ie Steinke Hattmans St Louis andlady She said Hattman never eft her house before a m any weekday during last October nd November A St Louis private detective Aho said Rutledge had engaged lim to get Hattman to leave the Rutledges alone had testified he held 2 7 a m meetings with Hatt man last October and November At one of these meetings Detec tive John Wilkerson said Hatt man pulled a large knife and threatened to use it on the de tective and on Rutledge Mrs Steinke said she did not believe Wilkerson ever telephonec Hattman at home to make an ap pointment with him She also said if was her opinion Rutledge tele phoned Hattman several times during August Rutledge had test ified he called Hattman only once Says Military Pay Increase Issue Is Dead Washington UR The chief sponsor of the military pay raise bill said Wednesday such legisla tion is dead for this session of congress and probably for sev eral years to come Rep Paul J Kilday D Tex said the house action late Tuesday in sending the bill back to com mittee was tantamount to killing Kildays hpuse armed services subcommittee had spent 3 months on the bill It was based on rec ommendations of the Hook com mission which in turn had worked more than a year drafting the pro posed new pay scales The house voted 227 to 163 against the bill that carried the biggest pay hikes for generals least for the privates and nothing at all for the lowly recruit Presi dent Truman had urged passage of the measure as a most important part of the defense program it Berlin Rail Strike Will Be Continued Berlin West Berlin rail workers Wednesday turned down a peace feeler by the Russian sponsored railway system and said they would continue their strike now 5 days old Willy Kreikemeyer president of the system had offered to pay the workers in west marks But this was only 1 of 3 main demands made fay the 12000 UGO inde pendent labor organization mem bers The strikers also want recogni tion of UGO as the legal bargain ing agent for the rail workers and the rehiring of employes fired for political reasons in the past year Kreikemeyer said workers would be taken backexcept those the company considered guilty of dam aging property This obviously left the rail system wide leeway in levying proposals Says 10 May Die Over Holiday in Auto Accidents DCS Moiues Ulish state safety department safety ed Jcation director said Wednesday that statistics show 10 persons may be killed in Iowa traffic ac cidents during the coming holiday weekend But driver caution could make the 1949 Memorial Day weekend one of the safest on record Ulish said Everything he added de pends on our drivers His traffic fatality prediction was based on last years record vhich showed 8 killed and 195 in ured in 369 accidents Ulish said n 1941 Iowas worst highway atality year 7 persons died on Decoration Day weekend Last Honors Paid Forrestal Washington h e nation to paid last honors Wednesday James V Forrestal Led by President and Mrs Truman high officials of the gov ernment and leaders in the United States business life gathered where the unknown soldier lies in funeral services for the firs secretary of defense Bright sun shine bathed Arlington Nationa cemetery for the ceremonies Forrestal died in the earl hours of Sunday in a leap from a tower at the Bethesda naval hos pital where he had been under treatment after a collapse from overwork The 57year old former secre tary of defense was buried with high military honors The boom of a saluting gun sounded when his body reached the main gates and continued as it was slowly conducted to the cemeterys amphitheater Diplomats in top hats govern ment officials and high dignitar ies sat in white marble boxes The cabinet was with President Truman and Vice President Barkley The Right Rev Wallace E Conkling bishop of the Episcopal church diocese of Chicago and a close friend of the Forrestal family read from the 46th and 130th psalms No Statement on Party Ties Washington David Bohm Princeton university physics pro fessor who worked on wartime development of the atomic bomb Wednesday refused under oath to say whether he was or was not a member of the communist party Bohm told the house unAmeri can activities committee that an answer might be selfincriminat Most of Trumans Program May Be Put on Shelf Washincrton TI r seemed about ready Wednesday to shelve until 1950 most of the polit ical hot potatoes of President Tru mans program Marked for delay until next most of the members will be beating the bushes for re measures involving civil rights farm subsidies health insurance tax increases and social security expansion Congress may be voting on some of these while primary campaigns are under way It probably will have written its record one way or the other on all of them by the time the voters decide in No vember of next year whether to iceep the democrats in power or give the republicans control of one or both houses Senator Lucas of Illinois the democratic leader indicated to re that the administration will consider it a job well done if senate action can be finished by July 31 on 3 major items House approved reciprocal trade legis lation a substitute for the Taft Hartley laborlaw and the North Atlantic treaty But he made it clear that he wont be disappointed personally if the democrats have something fresh to talk to the voters about next year We had a program that couldnt possibly be enacted by any congress in 7 months he said We have toleave a lew good things until next year Indications that the house may move soon to try its hand again xvith a TaftHartley repealer brought a comment from Lucas that the senate will not debate a similar bill at the same time Chairman Lesinski DMich said the house labor committee will have another repealer ready for floor action in 2 or 3 weeks Rep Powell DN Y said a subcommittee will uend to the full committee within 10 days a bill to set up a fair employment prac tices of the key points in the presidents civil rights program But Lucas said he doubts that the always bumps into a southern filibuster on such find any time to take up civil rights bills in this session Nor can he find room on the schedule he added for legislation to carry out Mr Trumans pro posal to set up a compulsory health insurance system financed by payroll taxes Leaders of both houses teemed in agreement that nothing will be done in this session about the new administration farm plan Ad vanced by Secretary of Agricul ture Brannan it is aimed gener ally at keeping perishable food prices low while keeping the farmers income up with sub sidies The presidents repeated de mands lor in new taxes have met stony silence on capitol hill The time has about passed when congress could do anything on that score unless it wants to stay in session all sum mer and most of the leaders dont Expansion of social security coverage apparently is bogged down in the house wayi and means committee The senate fi nance committee has not even looked into the subject and prob ably wont until next year ing Committee Chairman John S Wood announced that Bohm had declined at a 35minute closed session to answer the ques tion about communist party mem bership Bohm confirmed the an nouncement Wood said that Bohm will re turn to the witness stand to be heard in open session next Friday Bohm who was stationed at the radiation laboratory of the Uni versity of California at Berkeley during the war was the first scheduled witness of the day The committee is investigating charges that a soviet espionage ring oper ated at the laboratory Joseph Weirrberg a physics in structor at the University of Minnesota is scheduled to appear before the committee Wednesday afternoon He also was stationed at the Berkeley radiation labor atory during the war UAW Faces Eye Loss Detroit A stealthy gun man firing through a window shot and wounded Victor Reuther of the CIO United Auto Workers union at his home Tuesday night Badly hurt the 37yearold unionist faces the possible loss of his right eye pierced by a shot gun pellet Thus for a 2nd time within 13 months police Wednesday sought a man or men apparently bent on murder in the UAWClOs Reu ther family The unions president Walter Keuther escaped death at the hands of a mysterious assailant the night of April 20 last year Attack Unsolved That attack remains unsolved despite one of the most painstak ing investigations in Detroits po lice records Walter called his brothers shooting another dastardly and unAmerican trick Later Walter charged that the attacks on himself and Victor were carried out by men who were paid to do it in a cam paign of terrorism He said this was directed against proAmeri can and prodemocratic trade unionists In a formal statement issued at am from the hospital where TT A ther was confined the UAWs top man said Same Reason I believe the same people who paid to have me shot paid to have my brother Victor shot for same reason They are people who are op posed to decent clean American trade unionism They could be die hard elements among employers or communists or fascist agents1 Like his brother Victor holds high office in the UAW HP 1000000member unions educa tional director The assault on Victor was strangely similar to thai on Wal ter la each the gunman crept a window and fired a shotgun blast through a glass then fled witnesses said in a car In bushes near the Victor Heu ther home police found a 12 Override Veto of Nebraskas Decontrol Act Lincoln Nebr legis lature Wednesday overrode Gov Val Petersons veto of the Nebras ka rent decontrol bill The vote was 30 to 9 Twentysix votes were required The bill had passed originally by a 2313 vote T h T Senator John McKmght chairman of the judiciary committee which intro duced the bill said he believes opponents of decontrol are imag ining the suffering which they claimed would come with decon rol Senator J V Benesch of Oma ia who was among those speak ng against overriding the veto said he objected to legislators from all over the state coming in o tell a city like Omaha what to Couple Killed as Train Hits Auto Le Grand A man and woman were killed Tuesday aft ernoon in the collision of their automobile and a North Western railroad train at a crossing just south of here Le Grand is 9 miles east of Mar shalltown A highway patrolman identified the couple as Mr and Mrs C F Munday of Carthage S Dak He said thtse names were obtained from vehicle registration card Davis Named as Minister to Hungary Washington resident nominated Davis as minister to jary where this country has had no representation since the trial of Cardinal Mindszenty fhTthefction set at rest reports mat this government might not restore its legation inHungary Davis now ambassador to Costa Rica will succeed Selden Chapin who returned to Washington for consultations following the Mindszenty case I a letter to Chapin released with Wednesdays announcement Mr Truman said he expects to as sign Chapin soon to an important diplomatic post SAME ftef MICMI traffic ta M   

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