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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 29, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE Associated Frew and United Press THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHB ORS HOME EDITION irrrrm MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 28 1949 Lilienthal Gives Congress Paper on Atomic Security Washington E Lilienthal has given con gress an important document on the security of the atomic W military disclosed limestone He has wmpSted o of and is chiseling them from Bedford More Trouble for Global Hop Flyers Chicago were get ting rough Saturday for Mrs Ri MorrowTait the 25 year old English mother who wants to be the first woman to fly around the world First the civil aeronautics ad ministration grounded her be cause it said the papers on net plane Next Thursdays Child werent correct Then she had to move out of the downtown hotel where she had been staying for free because it wouldnt be right to stay any longer without paying you know She was embarrassed financial in a radio broadcast had helped her buy her gasoline for her plane The pretty flyer admitted she made an error on the registration form for her plane It shows her as an American citizen Manhunt in Des Moines Ends Again Des Moines enforce ment officers halted their search of an area southeast of here Sat urday for 2 men who slugged a Des Moines police sergeant last Monday night The search which had been all but given up earlier this week after several days of fruitless search was started again Satur day after a woman reported an abandoned car in a ditch similar to one reported stolen shortly aft er the slugging The woman told police she heard a crash Saturday morning and when she and her family went to investigate found the car aban doned in a ditch She told police footprints around the car led into a nearby wooded area Detective Chief Paul Castelline said there was no proof the men in the abandoned car were Negroes Police Sgt Millard Thomas was slugged by 2 men he said were Negroes last Monday night while attempting to stop a breakin The men stole Thomas gun Castelline said the men they are looking for apparently have the stolen car Congressional sources said that Lilienthal chairman of the civilian atomic energy commission presented the data CAayS lgo to the lolnt congressional atomic energy com mittee But McMahon D Conn has re fused to make it public as yet McMahon explained that he has not yet read the document to other members of the committee so that therefore it is not now a part of the committee record The committee is investigating charges by Senator Bourke B Hickenlooper RIowa that Lil ienthal has been guilty of incred ible mismanagement of the en tire atomic energy program Lilienthal has been trying to convince the committee that it should judge his administration by comparing if with the armys handling of the atomic program before his civilian took over in 1947 McMahoirs committee was recess over the weekend commission in Rent Free White House Site Offered Council Bluffs Truman Saturday was offered a rentfree site here for his white house enlooper is scheduled to present a committees investigation Some congressional sources believe he intends to defend himself by bringing out some inefficiencies in the pre1947 administration of the atomic program by the Manhattan engineering project of Maj Gen Leslie R Groves DIES IN CRIB Atlantic Anderson 4 months old son of Mr and Mrs Walter Anderson was found dead in his crib at the family home here Friday The child had pulled a rubber sheet over his face while he slept Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Satur day night Low about 52 Cloudy Sunday with a chance of show ers in the afternoon High about 78 Iowa Scattered light showers most of state Saturday night Sunday mostly cloudy with scattered showers east portion Turning slightly cooler late Sunday Low Saturday night 5058 Minnesota Scattered showers or thunderstorms and warmer Sat urday night Sunday clearing and turning cooler north IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the J4 hours ending at 8 a m Satur day Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Saturday 58 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 47 Try All Night for Settlement of Ford Strike Detroit negotiators stroye grimly for a settlement of the Ford strike Saturday After a nightlong tussle the company and CIO United Auto Workers were still trying beyond daybreak to untangle the dispute On the efforts of the conferees in the strikes 23rd day hung the chance of an early return to work of 106000 Ford employes idled in the speedup fight Chief Negotiators John S Bugas of Ford and Walter Reuther of the union made no comment as they left the sessions for brief rests Both were wan Reuther the union president slumped in a chair when he took one breathing spell from the protracted meeting in a midtown hotel It seemed evident however that they were determined to reach a verdict Lutheran Groups to Meet at Lake Okoboji Lake Okoboji tives from 119 Iowa district west Lutheran Walther league groups opened a 3day convention here Saturday The meeting was under the direction of Miss Eunice Herr mann of Lidderdale Iowa first girl president of the Missouri synod or ganization A new rustic chapel and recreation building for the West Lake Okoboji camp will be dedi cated during the Memorial day weekend William Zeiter of Chicago pres ident of the International Walther league will report on the leagues New York Chinatown mission A feature of the convention will be the 100 voice choral union directed by the Rev Martin Seltz of Boone Alderman Joe B Katelman said he had offered the president the top of a hill in the citys park after Frank Lloyd Wiightpr6minent architect suggested to man that the white house should be west of the Mississippi river The alderman said the govern would have to build the house but do Council Bluffs said Katelman is in tlle center of America The against Lilienthal hill in the park he said would be Hickenlooper s accusations were ideal because among other things prompted in part by the commisit is high enough to permit con sion s admission that suspected struction of bombproof shelters communists have infiltrated its science fellowship program and that a small amount of uranium 235 turned up missing in February at the Argonne National Labora tory in Chicago Lilienthal has approved the 20 Planes to Fly From Iowa Falls to Marshalltown Marshalltown 20plane caravan of Iowa Falls business men will fly here Sunday to at tend the final day of the first farmair fair in Marshalltown it was learned Saturday as the fair opened at the Neiderhauser air port Demonstrations of crop pest control work by airplanes were being given Saturday afternoon under direction of Harold Gun derson Ames state extension en tomologist The fair opened at noon with a luncheon for flying farmers and other pilots Many national and state farm and aviation leaders are here from half a dozen states for the event sponsored by the Moose lodge and other organizations West Urges 1 Government for Germany Propose Plan to Be Based on Present Bonn Constitution Paris western powers baturday proposed establishment of a federal government for all Germany including the soviet oc cupation zone based on the Bonn constitution That document now the basic law for west Germany contains democratic guarantees similar to those of the American and British systems of government The United States Britain and France also called for the endin of military government by the en actment of a 4power occupation temporary oeace I treaty I 6th Meeting Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y Vishmsky received the western proposals at the 6th meeting of the Big 4 foreign ministers con ference There was no immediate hint as to his reaction Two Ger man communist delegates to the convention which drafted the Bonn constitution refused however to sign it early this week Under the western plan Russia was invited to link the eastern zone of Germany with the federal lepublican arrangements evolved at Bonn The Bonn constitution has been approved for the 45000 000 Germans living in western Germany Residents of eastern Germany number less than half that many Following Principles The western powers proposed that the following principles should apply in a unified Germany 1 Freedom from arbitrary ar rest Freedom of association Free dom of speech press and radio 2 Freedom for all democratic political parties and of elections 3 Independence of the judiciary It was suggested that applica tion of those principles should be supervised by the 4 occupying powers Further the western plan asked for the prohibition of all police formations exercising political activity This was in indirect ref erence to what the United States Britain and France think is going on in the Russian zone of occupa tibnr Thii Paper Consists of Two No 191 Unidentified Woman Hit by Auto Killed Waterloo were ini vestigating an early morning accii dent in which an unidentified woman was killed as she walked along highway 218 about 3 miles south of the city limits Police Chief Harry Krieg said the accident occurred about a m Saturday and that the woman died at in a Waterloo hospital without regaining consciousness Krieg said Homer A Edwards of Scanlon Minn driver of the car which struck the woman made a full report of the accident and was not held The woman believed to be be tween 50 and 55 carried a black purse with little money and no identification Death Not Asked for Dr Rutledge Bodies Arrive From Overseas Fortyfive lowans are among the remains of 2554 Americans who lost their lives in World war II whose bodies were due to arrive from the Mediterranean area Sat urday aboard the army transport John L McCarley Armed forces dead originally in terred in temporary military ceme teries in North Africa and Italy are among those brought back North lowans in the list together with the next of kin are listed be low Pvt Theodore E Anderson Ar thur Anderson Decorah 2nd Lt Wayne O Bjustrom Roy O Bjutsrom Algona Cpl Arthur P Clemitson Hal vor A Clemitson Graettinger i Virgil L Ebough Fred Ebough Waverly Pic Roy J Schultz Walter T Schultz Mason City 1st Lt Donald G Stubbs Glenn C Stubbs Mason City FIRE HITS FARM Decorah An evergreen windbreak and help from the De corah rural fire crew prevented serious damage Saturday in a fire at the Howard Masters farm near here The flames were confined to a brooder house and 250 chick ens were saved 70 Per Cent of Body Burned Boy Lives On Vernon Tex year old i Donnie Woodward 70 per cent of his body covered with deep burns 1 continued to cling to life Saturday j and his doctor said It is a most unusual such victims die within 6 to 12 hours but Donnie has survived now for 18 days I have heard of a case where a person with 60 per cent of the skin area burned away pulled through Donnies burns cover 70 per cent of his body On May 10 an older brother ac cidentally tossed a bucket of flam ing gasoline on Donnie while the 2 were burning weeds When he was brought to a Vernon hospital physicians at first thought he didnt have a chance His head and face were a charred pulp For a while it was thought he was blind he wasnt The dramatic case has stirred this whole west Texas area Citi zens have contributed almost to give the boy the best of care Donnie knows that his condition is grave I know they say I cant live but gee I sure want to live he said And his physician said His vigorous youth is doing most of the job of keeping him alive Ammonia Plant Blows Up No One Is Injured No one was injured when the ammonia plant at the Gamble Robinson wholesale grocery ware house 502 Delaware S E blew up at p m Saturday Manager Huston Peterson said the plant is situated in the base ment and that no persons were in the immediate area at the time Peterson also said a small quan tity of merchandise in the immedi ate vicinity was moved to safety Mason City firemen expected to work several hours to get the fumes out of the building with smoke ejectors Okay Fleming for Maritime Position Washington nomina tion of Maj Gen Philip B Flem ing to head the U S maritime commission was approved by the senate Friday Fleming is a retired army offi cer who formerly headed the fed eral works agency DIES AFTER WRECK Oskaloosa Kinncy of Des Moines died Friday in a hospital here of automobile acci dent injuries A few hours previ ously his car plunged off the high way just east of Oskaloosa He was alone Rail Strike May Go to Higher Level Berliners Feeling Pinch as 1st Week of Dispute Ends V Berlin spokes men said Saturday Berlins para lyzing railway strike which has become involved in the told war may have to be settled at higher government levels by the 4 pow ers If there is no settlement in the next few days it may have to go up to the government level said James W Riddle Berger the U S state departments chief ad viser in Germany The Paris con ference plan of course is to step in any time and take action He added that another try for a settlement is being made here Policy an Issue C A Dix American transport expert said so many questions of high policy have crept into the picture that neither the Russian nor western officials here can take a positive stand The Russians es pecially bump up against their higher policy all the time Dix asserted The people of Berlin pinched by the weekold strike and recogniz ing its place in cold war maneu vering are getting blockade jit ters Called by west Berlin anticom munist railway workers against their Russian bosses the strike has been described by the western allies as justified Saturday however Brig Gen Frank S Howley U S comman der in the American sector of Ber lin charged that Its quite clear the communists wanted this situa tion to develop They engineered it that way He asserted they hoped it would help Russian nego tiations in the big 4 meetings at Paris which seek to settle the en tire German problem CounterCharge The Russians have contended that the western powers are back ing the strikers with the same idea 4 The Russians came up with a new angle Friday night warning the western allies to narrow one of their airlift corridors to Berlin because soviet gunners would start airtoground target practice Sat urday in that area American and British authori ties said they would not change the corridors because it would hamper the lift which the strike has made the chief supply line to this beleaguered city Search for Body in Mississippi Clinton searching party was still looking Saturday morn ing for the body of Eugene Brown 27 Clinton mechanic who drnwned in the Mississippi river early Fri day evening while helping to re pair a motor boat His companions said the repairs had just been completed and were being tested when he fell into the water near one of the buoys which mark the main river channel BLACKIES week Blackie an Angus owned by Ed McKinley of near Chariton gave birth to twin bulls the 2nd multiple birth to her in leas than a year Ten months ago quadruplet calves all heifers were AP Wlrephoto born to Blackie The cow is shown above surrounded by her family McKinley is holding the young calves Others pic tured arc left to right Mrs Ed McKinley Bob Irving and Lester Lewis vf AP Wirephoto SURPRISE DEFENSE WIT NESS The surprise defense testimony of Agnes Schamberg 65 of St Louis interrupted final arguments in the trial of Dr Robert C Rutledge accused of the hotel room murder of Byron C Hattman isler to Ask Compensation for Detention London fP Gerhart Eislers ing to ask the British government to compensate the Germanborn communist for his arrest and de tention in England Eisler lumped bail and fled from New York on the Polish liner Batory May 6 He was re moved from the ship at Southamp ton by British police at the request of the United States A British court rejected the American extradition plea anc freed Eisler Friday on the grounc he had not committed the extra ditable offense of perjury He hac been convicted in the Unitec States of making false statements in applying for an exit visa and sentenced to 1 to 3 years in prison The attorney Stanley Moore estimated that Eislers legal ex pense here had been He also listed Eislers loss of part of his passage to Gdynia Po land his loss of time and the treatment Eisler was subjected to in being hauled off the Batory Eisler reported he had only about 540 or of his own but hoped to get back the Brit ish are holding He expressed the hope the Brit ish home office would give him travel documents since he has no passport so he could leave in a few days for Leipzig in the soviet zone of Germany where he plans to lecture at the university on current social and political prob lems One Killed 3 Hurt in Car Crash Salix first fatality of the Memorial day weekend oc curred here Friday night when one man was killed and 3 persons in jured in a headon collision of 2 cars Howard I Kuehler 33 of Onawa was killed The injured were Mrs Helen Wells 25 her 20 months old son John Edward and her husband David Wells all of Omaha Mrs Wells was described as the most seriously hurt They were in a Sioux City hospital Deputy Sheriff George Grime sey said thecar in which Kuehler was driving alone and the Wells automobile hit headon on highway 75 a mile and a half south of here of Spring Strong for Japanese Students Tokyo has come to Japan and the old swimming hole is calling loudly according to the education ministry So loudly in fact that more than 1300000 students are skipping school daily Aphrodite goddess of love is believed to have been adopted by Greece from a Semitic cult SAME BlMk ftef traffic ta M hmra State Ends Its Plea in Murder Case Crissman Derides Plea by Defense of Unwritten Law Cedar At torney William Crissman com pleted the states plea in the mur der trial of Dr Robert C Rut ledge Jr Saturday without spe cifically demanding the death penalty But he left no doubt that he believes the jury should choose it He reminded the jury that if they convict Rutledge of first de gree murder in the death of By ron C Hattman as the state re quests they must choose between death by hanging and life im prisonment Crissman said I dont pretend to urge either penalty on you You have heard all the evidence and you are able to determine what the sentence should be Deliberate Killing But if ever there was a planned deliberate cruel sadistic futile and useless killing without justification the killing of Byron C Hattman by Robert C Rut ledge Jr was such a killing as deserves the dealth penalty Earlier Crissman had derided an eloquent defense plea for 3 verdict of innocent on the basis of the unwritten law with the re mark Oratory is no substitute for evidence As the monthlong case neaved its close Defense Attorney Wal ter J Barngrpver told the jurors a verdict of guilty would make womanhood the bare and open prey of the libertine Calls for Guilty County Attorney Williarh Criss mah as he began the states final summation promptly called for a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree A killing because of revenge is murder and its nothing else Crissman said Oratory is no substitute for evidence As Barngrover stepped asidfe for the states final argument he told the 9 men and 3 women May you be guided by yie wis dom of Him that counts the spar rows fall and bring in the whole some and gladsome verdict of not guilty Dr Rutledge 28 year old St Louis specialist in childrens dis eases is accused of the knife slay ing of Byron C Hattman 29 al leged seducer of the doctors 23 year old wife Sydney The jury was expected to get the case by nightfall Hold Hands The defendants tall blond wife held her husbands right hand cupped in both her own as Barn grover spoke Before Barngrover closed tes timony was reopened briefly for one state rebuttal witness The state was given special permission to call Christopher Efthim of St Louis in rebuttal to testimony of a surprise defense witness Friday The defense witness was Mrs Agnes Schamberg 65 a cleaning woman at the CutlerHammer Electrical company in St Louis She claimed Hattman made death threats in her presence last Aug ust She said the incident occurred after a man who said Im Barney from the just down the street came in and asked to use the telephone Rebuttal Testimony Efthim said he had worked at the Emerson Electric where Hattman also was employed February 1947 At no time since then Efthim said had Emerson operated in a building anywhere near the factory where Mrs Schamberg worked He said one of several buildings in which Emerson operated during the war was near the CutlerHammer firm Emersons present plant is about 11 driving miles away he said Mrs Schamberg testified Fri day that a man whom she identi fied from pictures as Hattman twice used the telephone at the CutlerHammer company last August The defense surprise witness srd that on the first occasion joked with him following his tele phone conversation in which seemed angry asking him if seme one stole his girl He said yes and he showed me a knife He ssid I could thisthrough his heart clear to his back she testified BOY WUWNS Widick 14 son of Mr and Mrs Clifford Wid ick drowned in the swift of the Des Moines rivernear here Friday He ww swimming with several companions   

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