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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 26, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 36 1949 HOME EDITION mrrn SS 01 tne annual spimg conference of the 4th district of the American Legion Wednesdav wth a large group state and district officials attending Seen in a pailey here are i Jewe11 Mason City state baseball chairman Frost foiiiPrlv M departnf65t commander R J Laird Des Moines department adjutant f01 mery oi Algona and Karl Hass adjutant of the host Stafford p6st 222 of uiear Lake back row Marshall F Camp of Creston state legislative officerFred Rosenthal commander of Decorahs BernatzSymonds post and his father C H Rosen SSrt PaUl 65 Vet Bonus Applications Not Accepted Des Moines state bonus board official said Thursday that only 65 applications for the World war II veterans bonus out of 17 450 already processed have been recommended for disqualification Executive Secretary Ed Kalle mynof the bonus board said however that all of the claims recommended for rejection must be acted on by the bonus board If the board approves his recom mendation he said the veteran will foe notified by registered mail and have the fight to appeal to district court within 30 days aft er receiving the notice Kallemyn said about 150000 ap plications have been received and 17450 have been processed Army veterans claims represent more than twothirds those processed but he1 emphasized that does not mean the army is getting prefer ence Claims are processed as they came in he said Kallemyn said most of his rec ommendations for disqualification were for reasons of residence or because the veteran had not served the required 120 days in the armed services between Sept IK 1940 and Sept 2 1945 Veter ans have until Dec 31 1950 to file bonus claims Claims AEC Now Showing ReaJ Gains Washington Atomic en ergy commission Chairman David E Lilienthal testified Thursday that atomic energy development has come up from a position of being bogged down to where it is really rolling Lilienthal spoke out as the joint congressional committee on atomic energy opened hearings into charges of incredible mis management in the AEC The charges and a demand for Lilienthals removal as chairman came from Senator Hickenlooper a member of the com mittee and its former chairman Hickenlooper said he was par ticularly concerned by 1 the handling of AEC one of which at least went to a communist and 2 the facts surrounding the disappearance of a bottle of uranium235 from an atomic laboratory Lilienthal said the commission is happy that this committee pro vides an opportunity for the AEC to render a full and complete ac counting of its important and seri ous stewardship Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair through Friday with not much change in tem perature Friday afternoon 70 to 75 Low Thursday night 44 to 48 Iowa Fair east partly cloudy west Thursday and Friday with scattered light showers extreme west Thursday night Low Thursday night near 40 north east to 50 southwest Minn esota Variable cloudiness Thursday night and Friday Warmer north and west Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 84 hours ending at 8 a m Thurs day Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Thur TEAR AGO Maximum Minimum To Question Ford Employe in Victor Reuther Shooting Detroit Barabash 47 of suburban Dear born a striking Ford Motor company employe was held for questioning Thursday about the attempted assassination of Victor Reuther a CIO United Auto Workers official Barabash was arrested by police after a tipster reported hearing him babbling drunkenly in a barroom about Reu ther being shot more than 24 hours before twin shotgun House to Probe B36 Purchases Washington h a i r m a n Carl Vinson said Thursday that his house armed services com mittee will launch promptly a thorough and searching investi gation into air force procure ment of B36 bombers The Georgia democrat said he will the committee Tuesday to undertake a complete inquiry into all phases of the B36 bomber Specifically I shall ask the committee to look into such facts as to when this bomber was pur chased why it has been purch ased how it was purchased and any and all other collateral mat ters that such inquiries may de velop Vinson said in a state ment Vinson had said earlier his com mittee would look into the B36 controversy only if the senate armed services committee failed todo so The senate group has asked De fense Secretary Louis Johnson for a full explanation of big air force orders for the 6engined bomber manufactured by Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp of which Johnson formerly was a director Vinson told reporters he under stands the senate committee will not carry out the investigation were fired at the union official Police said he was too drunk to be questioned im mediately While police squads tried to lift the drunken fog from Barabashs past 48 hours other investigators 70 37 S7 74 43 Head of Iowa Light Power Firm Is Dead Des Moines A Leland 62 president of the Iowa Power Light Co fell dead in down town Des Moines shortly after 1 p m Wednesday His body was found in an alley just west off 8th street between Locust and Walnut streets Officials at Broadlawns Gen eral hospital where the body was taken said Mr Leland appar ently died of a heart attack He had eaten lunch at the nearby Des Moines club as was his custom W J McElree a truck driver who was sitting in a truck parked in the alley said he saw a man stagger into the alley fall against a building and then crumple to the pavement He first joined the Iowa Power Light Co in 1927 when he was appointed a vice president and general manager He was elected president of the firm in 1933 He is survived by his widow and 2 children Cyrus Austin III and Christine Kessler Funeral services will be Friday said they would look into charges of international implications in the shooting Other teams oE the 40 detectives assigned solely to the case worked on possibilities that a crackpot or a person having a personal grudge against the Reuther family fired the nearfatal shots Reuther educational director of the union and brother of UAW President Walter Reuther was re ported resting comfortably Henry Ford hospital Court Finds for P G E in Gas Case Holds Fritz Not Entitled to Space Heating of Home E J Fritz Mason City home owner Thursday was enjoined from using natural gas supplied by the Peoples Gas Electric company for the heating of his residence at 122 15th N W until and unless a permit for that pur pose is issued by the utility com pany Judge Tom Boynton ruled following a hearing last week in Cerro Gordo county district court The Peoples Gas Electric company had brought action against Fritz alleging illegal use of natural gas for heating of his home in that he had not been granted a permit for such use un der company regulations Regulation Lawful The judge held that the plan and regulations by the Peoples Gas Electric company for sale and distribution to Us customers ring a period of shortage of pply in 1948 were lawfully made and promulgated by plaintiff and are in all respects reasonable fair proper and not unduly dis criminatory The preference given to em ployes the judge stated is not material because the number of applications ahead of Fritzs which were not granted substantially ex ceeds the number of employe ap plications approved Fritz is not entitled to use na tural gas for space heating under the plan and regulation of the P G E and use of such gas by said defendant for space heat ing purposes at his said residence is unlawful and should be re strained the decree stated It was held further that if plaintiff permits use of gas for space heating purposes in excess of the quantity of firm gas allo cated to plaintiff and which plaint iff is permitted to purchase from the Northern Natural Gas com pany it would constitute a viola This Paper Consist ot Two One in ests Cas f Rutledq tion of plaintiff the and contract between the Northern Na tural Gas company and an in fringement of the rightsof other communities servedby the North ern Natural Gas company and would place in jeopardj the rights of customers in other communities served by said Northern Natural Gas company Called Public Danger That if the defendant is per at i mitted to continue the use of na tural gas supplied by plaintiff for Doctors removed his right eye in a 3hour operation Wednesday as a result of the blast which felled him in the living room of his home as he was reading a newspa per near midnight Tuesday Labor and civic leaders put the blame squarely in the laps of com munists but the Michigan com munist party denounced the shoot ing as a despicable and depraved act by cowardly enemies of or ganized labor Nationalist Resistance Weakening Shanghai Nationalist re sistance in the heart of Shanghai appeared to be collapsing Thurs day and reports swept through the citythat the fortress of Woo sung to the north had fallen These reports which could not be confirmed said that 15000 na tionalist troops were captured on the Woosung front Woosung es cape hatch for the Shanghai gar space heating at his said residence delivery of gas to other firm gas customers of plaintiff lawfully en titled thereto would be placed in jeopardy and such unlawful use of gas for space heating would thereby seriously endanger the public health safety and welfare and result in irreparable damages to plaintiff and to consumers of gas lawfully supplied by plaintiff Evidence at the hearing last week showed that Fritz had been refused a permit to use gas for space heating ever since the sum mer of 1947 He moved into his new home Oct 1 1947 and heated it that winter with coal When ad ditional gas was allocated by the pipeline in April 1948 Fritz again applied and was refused a permit Finding the furnace inefficient because the chimney had been planned for gas as fuel Fritz last winter installed a conversion burner and hooked it to the gas line without a permit He had pre viously been using gas for cooking Hoover Unit Urges Power for Truman Commission Gives Final Report on Reorganization Washington The Hoover commission Thursday wound up 2 years of work with an urgent appeal to congress to give Pres ident Truman the fullest possible power to reorganize the govern ment We cannot afford to lose this opportunity to put the operation of the federal government on a sound and efficient basis the 12 man bipartisan commission de clared in its final report to con gress The tremendous financial bur den of government on our people today makes it imperative that full value be received for the tax payers dollar 3 Requests The group headed by Formei President Herbert Hoover asked the lawmakers to 1 Let the president present plans for a thorough moderniza tion of the huge federal estab lishment without hampering him by exempting certain agencies 2 Let his proposals take effect unless the senate and house both disapprove them within 60 days Lift Restrictions 3 Take the hand of congress out of administrative fields thus freeing the executive branch of present restrictions In the past few months the up by congress in offered some 277 re commendations with aid Irom some 300 task force experts Hoover has estimated that the groups proposals might save the taxpayers a year Loras College Dean Succeeds Msgr Murphy at Holy Family The Rt Rev R P Murphy pastor of the Holy Family Cath olic church in Mason City since Aug 18 1918 is being transferred to another parish according to an official announcement by the Most Rev Henry P Rohlman arch bishop of Dubuque appearing in The Witness Catholic church pub lication Monsignor Murphy is to be suc ceeded here by the Rt Rev Msgr Arthur J Breen dean of men at Loras college Dubuque The parish to which Monsignor Murphy is being assigned has not been announced Ordained in 1901 Monsignor Murphy who is leaving Mason City on the eve of a large church construction pro gram was ordained to the priest hood Dec 21 1901 in the same class vith Archbishop Rohlman The Mason Cityan obtained his theological education in Montreal an Monsignor Murphy succeeded the Rev E J Dougherty as Holy Family pastor coming here from Clarion on appointment by Arch bishop James J Keanp Among his achievements in Mason City was the construction of the Holy Family school com pleted at a cost of and dedicated on the feast of Epi phany Jan 26 192G with Arch bishop K e a n e officiating It opened in the fall of that year with an enrollmnet of 143 The Holy Family pastor was elevated to the rank of inonsignor in March 1946 On the following April 9 the investiture ceremony was held at St Raphaels cathe dral at Dubuque for Father Mur phy and 14 other priests of the archdiocese who were elevated to the papal household The cere mony was presided over by Arch bishop Rohlman miles to the north of cannonading no rison is 10 The sound longer could be heard to the north The battle inside Shanghai surged across Soochow creek bridges where nationalist defend ers had made a 24hour stand It swept on into the northern dis trict Nationalists remained in some buildings along the creek refusing to surrender but they withheld their fire Woman Killed and Husband Hurt as Auto Overturns Council Bluffs Brook lyn N Y woman was killed Wednesday and her husband in jured when their car overturned on highway 30 two miles north of Honey Creek in Pottawattamie county The dead woman was identified as Mrs Gloria Tabershaw about 30 Her husband Harold also about 30 was injured and taken to Mercy hospital in Council Biuffs Slate Hearing on Purchase of Parks Airline Washington civil aero nautics board Thursday scheduled a hearing here July 18 on Mid Continent Airlines application to acquire Parks Airline The date was agreed upon at a prehearing conference before Examiner Ralph Wiser attended by representatives of the 2 lines involved Ozark American TWA Eastern and Braniff Ozark and Eastern opposed the application The other lines re served opinion until information is available on whether such a plan would in effect give MidContin ent a trunk line Representatives from several Iowa and Illinois cities told the examiner they want better air Service and that the MidContin enlParks proposal might bring this about They included Paul Meyers and Harry M Reed of Waterloo Ray E Clough of Mason City Harold L Murphy and C M Cor belt of Sioux City Iowa and Hugh J Dobbs and Edward S Perry of Springfield 111 Mason Citys interest in the mat ter it was explained here lies in the possibility that the Parks line certified from Sioux City to Chi cago might use Mason City as a stop in place of Fort Dodge No airport is available at Fort Dodge The date of the hearing would preclude any eastwest airline operations here until late summer It was pointed out 3 Trains Are Stranded in Soviet Zone Berlin transport officials prepared Thursday to rescue 70 passengers stranded aboard 3 U S military trains in the soviet zone outside Berlin The trains were among 36 stranded in the soviet sector when soviet controlled switchmen abandoned switches on the rail roads The officials said the trains would be pushed over the switches to the American sector frontier station of Wanseev where the pas sengers will be removed The action was decided upon when American army officers aboard one of the trains reporteil to Berlinby radio that they run out of drinking water and had only enough food for a meager lunch Transport officials said the Soviets had ignored all requests for permission to get the passengers into Berlin by rail or road over soviet occupation territory Prison Term in Arson Case Peter O Lynne 62 was sen tenced to 2 years inthe state pen itentiary at Fort Madison Thurs day when he pleaded guilty in district court to county attorneys information charging him with at tempted arson Sentence was pro nounced by Judge Tom Boynton of Forest City Lynne gave himself up to local police shortly after a fire was dis covered in an upstairs hallway of a rooming house at 222 1st S E May 13 Police said he had been evicted a few days before from the room ing house by theowner William E Maynard who has since died Say Vets Hospital Planned at Iowa City Washington office of Senator Hickenlooper said Thursday someone at the veterans administration informed the senators office that bids on a VA hospital at Iowa City Iowa will be asked June 27 The army engineers office is handling the project the VA said The engineers office said the date for asking bids would be set by the district engineers office at Rock Island 111 Bran nan Makes Billion Missouri Basin Proposal Washington Secretary of Agriculture Brannan proposed Thursday a program for speeding up development and conservation of agricultural re sources in the Missouri river basin He said the program would do in 30 years what otherwise would take 100 very much more the present rate of progress The program would supplement a floodcontrol plan for the Missouri river and its main tributaries already authorized by congress and known as the Pick Sloan plan In a report Brannan said his program is imperative if we are to preserve the resources with which the basin is richly endowed and assure their full employment for the continuing good of the people The bulk of the proposed fed eral expenditures would be used to make payments to farmers for carrying out government recom mended measures for protecting the land from erosion A major objective would be a return of much cropland to pastures for livestockgrazing The area which would be cov ered by the program includes all of Nebraska most of South Da kota large parts of North Dakota Montana and Wyoming about half of Missouri and Kansas and smaller parts of Colorado Iowa and Minnesota The report was made public here and at Rapid City S Dak where the Missouri basin inter agency committee an advisory group to the secretary was meet ing The committee is composed oC representatives of the agricul ture interior and commerce de partment the army engineers the federal power commission and governors of Missouri basin states Brannan said he expects to submit the program to congress after it has been checked and approved by the budget bu reau The secretary said the program would contribute greatly to the problem of controlling floods be cause it would be designed to help hold water back on the land where it is needed to grow crops ranges forests and the like He said it also would help pro tect the public investment in the 105 big flood control reservoirs envisioned by the PickSloan plan by reducing the rate at which they would fill up with soil sedi ment Major phases of the program in clude Improved land management on a large part of the basins 113 000000 acres of cropland to as sure their employment in the best adapted uses to control erosion and halt depletion and to retard flood waters at their very source This would mean the report said seeding of grass and legumes on 20000000 acres of land now being depleted by continuous use green manure and cover crops ev ery year to protect 13000000 acres of barren land stubble mulching 34000000 acres of grain crops to prevent erosion strip cropping and contour farming on 63500000 acres and 1900000 miles of terraces to retain water or to dispose of it in safety Similar treatment was proposed for 157500000 acres of range and pasture land I THE RT REV R P MURPHY BULLETINS Waverly engineer was killed and 3 other train men were injured in a collision of 2 freight trains near here afternoon E C Bradfield of Waterloo engineer on an Illinois Central freight on the Albert Lea to Waterloo run was killed Washington house Thursday passed a 000 foreign aid bill after going most of the way to meet Presi dent Trumans lastminute ap peal for more money State Gives Arguments in Hopper Trial Waterloo for law and order had gone that day out side of the Rath plant Rober Buckmaster special assistant pros ecutor told the jury in the first of final arguments for the state in the Everett Hopper conspiracy trial Thursday Whenever respect for law and order is gone you dont have gov ernment any more You have an archy Buckmaster declared The police could have set up machine guns and shot them down like dogs But they dont operate that way I think they showed good judgment The police had been ridiculed and booed over the loud speaker until all respect for them was gone among the strikers This was before William Far rell was shot and before Bert Fleming a striker was hit by a nonstrikers these acts of violence were not spontaneous Buckmaster explained the law of conspiracy to thejury It comes down to this he said the generals dont march The people who have charge of the strategy the high command are not in the front ranks The state doesnt charge that Everett Hop per beat any heads or committed any acts of violence It charges that he conspired to do the things mentioned in the indictment Has Only 3 Witnesses in Rebuttal Wife of Doctor Denies Courting Hattmans Attention I Cedar Rapids SydS ey Rutledge 23 firmly deniel Thursday that she was friendli with Byron C Hattman after thf date she claims he forcibly seduce ler Mrs Rulledge was one of 3 rel auttal witnesses who testifiel ariefly as the defense abruptlj rested its Case in the trial of he husband Dr Robert C Rutledgd Jr 28 on a charge of slayinl Hattman Earlier a boyhood acquaintancj of Hattman testified the St Louif engineers reputation as a peacefi citizen was bad Reply to Testimony Mrs Rutledges testimony wa in reply to that of 7 coworker of Hattman that the tall attrac live wife of the defendant wen to Hattmans drawing board sev era times after last July 31 whe she claims he was intimate wit her against her will Under questioning by Defens Attorney H S Millner Mrs Rut ledge firmly denied she stoppci to talk to Hattman at work an time after Juiy 31 The 7 fellow employes of Hatt man and Mrs Rutledge at th Emerson electric plant in S Louis had told the jury the de feridants wile seemed on goo terms with Hattman as late a August 11 One said the rensoi herctictd her chatting with Hatt man was because she sometime wore a tight White sweater On the stand Thursday Mr Rutledge said Im sure I neve wore a sweater in the sum me time During the summer I alway wore cotton dresses 1st of Witnesses The witness who said Hattman character was bad was Phillips 29 of Coraopoiis Pa H was the first of 3 rebuttal wit nesses who gave 36 minutes of test timony before the defense rested at a m PreviouslJI the state had rested at a m The last defense rebuttal wit ness was Richard Everett Sn Louis StarTimes reporter whJl said Hattmans landladytold hinjl in a telephone conversation las I Dec 18 that Hattman had a knit with a blade 3 or 4 inches long The defense contends this was thtfl knife that caused Hattmans fata wound The state denies he hac such a knife Bunche Named as Father of Year New York Dr Ralph Bunche was named father of the year Thursday for his achieve ments as acting United Nations mediator for Palestine Bunche has 3 children Alvin Austin executive direc tor of the national Fathers Day committee who made the an nouncement said Dr Buncnes successful mediation efforts dem onstrated the U N is the road to peace Others named as fathers of the year in various fields John Gar field screen Alfred Drake stage Connie Mack sports Gabriel Heatter radio Ed Sullivan tele vision Nelson Rockefeller broth erhood Herbert Hoover govern ment planning Bernard Baruch statesman Arthur Miller play wright Spoiled Cream Sauce Poisoned Soldiers Frankfort was spoiled Germany It cream sauce on bread pudding which sent 116 U S soldiers to a hospital here May 19 the army disclosed Thursday It was the 2nd time in 7 that mass food poisoning of sol diers was caused by spoiled cream sauce The first time was April 1 when 300 soldiers were hospitalized All recovered soon Do Not Want Death Penalty for Rutledge Cedar Rapids the jurj convicts Dr Robert C Rutledge Jr of killing their son the parents of Byron C Hattman dont wan the death penalty imposed The death penalty would no bring Byron back John C Hatt man 62 year old dairyman from Coraopolis Pa said We are perfectly willing to lei him Rutledge live with his owii conscience Hattmans 52 year old wife added The prosecution has not yel asked the death penalty and Coun ty Attorney William Crissman who will make tire closing argu ment for the state declined Thurs day morning to say whether he would demand it One member of the jury has said he opposes the death penalty Fails as Robber Hull Qae UR Police said Thursday that Patrick Murphy 19 was a failure as a robber Murphy held up Blanche Gendron in her restaurant took and locked her up while he made his getaway But police caught him a few minutes later He had locked the woman in a telephone booth SAME Black traffic in M   

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