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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 31, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N1IGH10RS HOME EDITION Associated Pren and United Press Full Lease Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 31 1949 Paper Consists of Two CHAINED TO BEDTeny earold John C Franklinton shows here how he was fo by officers while chained to his bed in Ferriday La Chief Deputy Sheriff James Hart said would in 75t officers he feared the boy would run and would lose monthly in state welfare payments The boy was found Saturday Hart said charges have been filed against his father During Parley Is Not Legal Washington supreme court held Tuesday that a union must be notified before a wage boost can be granted during con tract talks unless the increase has been rejected by the union Specifically the tribunal held that a Georgia textile mill com mitted an unfair labor practice because it raised wages 12 days after contract talks with the CIO Textile Workers union had be come deadlocked The firm CromptonHighland Mills Inc of Griffin Ga con tended the increase was necessary to keep a working force Say Pay Hike Lilienthal to Be Called in Atom Hearing on Wednesday Washington E Lilienthal will be called before the joint congressional committee on atomic energy Wednesday to meet the charges of incredible mismanage ment leveled against the atomic energy commission by Sena tor Hickenlooper Chairman McMahon of the joint committee made the announcement after a 2 hour closed door meeting of the com mittee The public hearing bringing Lilienthal face to face with Hickenlooper who has demanded his ouster will start at 8 a m in a highly competitive labor market Justice Burton delivered the opinion which was unanimous on the principle issued involved Jus tices Douglas Murphy and Rut ledge disagreed on a question of procedure Vote Inquiry on Bombers Big McMahon saicThe plans to the initial questioning of Lilienthal to Hickenlooper the next ranking member McMahon said Hickenlooper did not present any bill of particu lars against Lilienthal to the committee Tuesday But he did press his demand that he be per mitted to confront the AEC head who Monday accused the lowan of Washington h e house armed services committee voted Tuesday to investigate the na tions air power policies and plane purchases It approved unanimously a res olution by Chairman Vinson D for the inquiry and decided to ask the house for a expense fund Let the chips fall where they will Vinson told reporters This will be no whitewash investiga tion Vinson said the investigation involves big issues and deals with the reputation of the entire national military establishment We are going to find out what is going on He sponsored a resolution or dering a study of All phases of the B36 bomber including specifically all facts relating to when this bomber was purchased why it has been pur chased how it was purchased any cancellations of other aircraft procurement that may have re sulted from such purchases and any and all other collateral mat ters that such inquiries may de velop Vinson said the investigation will be started at once and he assigned a committee staff expert to begin assembling information on aircraft purchasing plans of the armed forces making un American and smear charges Hickenlooper said after the committee session that I will pre sent my facts in an orderly way but I am not saying in advance how going to proceed He The case will go directly and solely to management control and policies of the commission under Lilienthals direction McMahon said Hickenloopers charge of incredible mismanage ment means that all management must be examined and he pre dicted that by the time the 18 committee members get through all matters relevent and irrele vant will have been studied He expressed hope the inquiry could be completed in 3 weeks but in dicated he was not too optimistic about this Soviet Spurns Parleys With Rail Workers Berlin UR The sovietcon trolled railway administration re fused Tuesday to negotiate with Berlin workers whose strike all but paralyzed rail traffic here soon after the yearlong Russian block ade was removed Mayor Ernst Reuter of West Ber lin had invited Willi Kreikemeyer president of the East German railway administration to negoti ate with leaders of the 16000 strik ing rail workers Kreikemeyer brushed off the proposal as superfluous the sov ietcontrolled Berlin radio an nounced But it said Kreikemeyer would negotiate with the non striking communist union of rail way workers The radio did not explain how the Soviets and their German rep resentatives hoped to settle the with a union were not Infant Crushed Under Wheel of Automobile Muscatine Marie Etter 3yearold daughter of Mr Mrs Bert Etter of Muscatine was fatally injured late Monday when crushed under the front wheel of an automobile on a farm near Edgington 111 The child and her parents were visiting at the farm of Mr and Mrs Marion Preston The car had been parked in a driveway and the brakes were accidentally released while Nancy was playing near the front wheel The child died in her mothers arms while enroute to a Musca tine hospital Sees Political Activities of U AW Widened Estes Park Colo Ralph Helstein urged the CIO United Packinghouse Workers Tuesday to broaden their political action to local and county elec tions We have learned through last years strike of the tremendous help or detriment the offices of mayor sheriff or governor can be to our cause Helstein said He made the recommendation in his report to the unions 6th annual convention The principal business of some 500 delegates will be to map wage and contract demands The unions contracts with the big packers expire Aug 11 Helstein criticized the 81st con gress saying it follows closely on the record of its dismal pred ecessor strike by dealing whose members strike on Iowa Holiday Death Toll Reaches 16 9 Persons Drown 5 Killed in Auto Wrecks 2 in Plane By the Associated Press Over a Memorial day weekend dedicated to the memory of the dead 1C persons died violent deaths in Iowa The worst holiday tragedy for the state came off Green Island when 6 persons 4 of them chil dren drowned Sunday in the Mississippi river when a fishing boat carrying 11 persons capsized All told 9 persons drowned 5 were killed in traffic accidents and 2 were killed in a plane crash Tommy Seymour 9 months old son of Mr and Mrs Allen Sey mour Cedar Rapids was killed Monday while his family was holding a picnic in a Cedar Rapids park Police Sgt Leonard Bruce said George Lane 28 Cedar Ra pids who was having a picnic with his family at a neighboring table drove his car up to the table to load the picnic things and drove over the child who was lying on a blanket On a county road near Pleasant Prairie in Muscatine county Wal ter Eis 23 of Muscatine was killed Monday Sheriff Fred Nes per said Eis car apparently hit a soft spot in the road It went out of control and turned over on its side Services Set Funeral services have been set for Wednesday at Andrew for 5 of the 6 victims of the Gieen Is land drowning Rites will be held at the Lutheran church for Har ian Keeney 30 Davenport his son Gale Ronald Milton and Del bert Keeney sons of Mr and Mrs Raymond Keeney Andrew Serv ices for the 6th victim Mabel Chrest 30 Davenport will be held at Preston la Tuesday after noon A father and son Plon Over man 36 and Richard Overman 7 drowned Sunday in a pond on the farm near Mediapolis of Claude Overman father of Plon The boat in which they and 2 other persons were riding over turned Robert Jaspers 23 of Union was killed near Grundy Center early Sunday when his car went off the road throwing him into a nearby creek A plane crash took the lives of Clarence Carter 27 and Chester Ferguson 50 both of Charlotte The plane crashed and burned on a takeoff from a Davenport field Sunday The other traffic fatalities were Howard L Kuehler 33 of On awa killed near Salix Friday night in a 2car collision and Mrs Gertrude Alexander 52 Wa terloo struck by a car The 9th drowning was Eugene Brown 27 of Clinton who drowned in the Mississippi river Friday night Spurn Plan to Hear East Zone Germans At Least 413 Die in U S on Holiday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS At least 413 persons were killed in accidents over the 3day Me morial day weekend traditional opening of the summer resort and travel season The score 253 killed in traffic crashes 87 drownings 73 deaths in fires falls airplane mishaps and other accidents The period surveyed was from 6 p m in all time zones Friday until last midnight The toll on the jammed with some 30000000 au tomobiles over the extended holi day the esti mate of 215 deaths by the na tional safety council Sunny skies lured millions to outings in the first long weekend of the spring season Truman Will Not Go to Conference Washington Tru mans trip to the annual reunion of the 35th division at Little Rock Ark will be an overnight affair the white house said Tuesday The president a veteran of the division in the first World war will fly to Little Rock June 10 for a speech and will fly back to Washington the next day This excludes officials said any possibility that Mr Truman might go to Des Moines Iowa for a democratic party farm conference June 12 and 13 To Consider Labor Law Before Pact Washington 7P The senate democratic policy committee de cided Tuesday that the senate should take up the administra tions substitute for the Taft Hartley labor law ahead of the North Atlantic security alliance Chairman Lucas DI11 said he advised the group that Presi dent Truman had raised no ob jection to delaying action on the pact Lucas and other democratic congressional leaders conferred with Mr Truman Tuesday morn ing Lucas said he expects the labor bill to come up before the end of this week He said he thought debate on it would not last more than 2 weeks The state department had been urging speedy consideration of the treaty Lucas noted that the senate foreign relations committee has not yet completed its formal report on the treaty United Lutheran Leader Dies at 71 New York Rev Dr Samuel G Trexler a leader in the United Lutheran church in Amer ica died Monday at 71 after spending what he called the hap piest day of my whole 50 years in the ministry He made that comment to friends Sunday night as he re turned home from a church cele bration of his halfcentury as a clergyman Dr Trexler a bachelor appar ently had recovered from an at tack of pneumonia last month and a subsequent abdominal operation Saves 7YearOId From Drowning Des Moines action by Lupe Rivas 26 of Des Moines saved his 5yearold son from drowning here Monday Rivas told police he was asleep when his wife awoke him crying that their son David had fallen into Arrowhead lake The lake is at 24th and Scott streets Rivas said he dashed out of the house and ran the block and right into the water where David was struggling about 25 feet from shore I can only swim a little but I managed to get to him okay the father said FALLS 3 FLOORS Des Moines Lou ise Randolph 9 months old daugh ter of Mr and Mrs fidward Ran dolph died at a hospital here Monday of injuries suffered lasl Wednesday when she fell from 3rdfloor apartment porch In astronomy the Metonic cycle in a period of 19 years after the lapse of which the new and full moon returns to the same days of the year Alger Hiss Trial on Perjury Opens New York Hiss went on trial in federal court on per jury charges Tuesday after 6 post ponements of his case The former state department official is accused of having lied in denying before a federal spy hunting grand jury that he gave secret state department papers to Whittaker Chambers confessed soviet spy ring courier Federal Judge Samuel H Kauf man ordered the jury box filled with talesmen to begin the selec tion of a jury k flM traffic U 14 Get Evidence by Back Slapping Montreal fP Backslapping got the goods on Edouard Belland Monday night Arrested while attempting to swallow a capsule of heroin Bel land was slapped on the back for 5 minutes He coughed up the evidence MEMORIAL DAY TRAGEDY AP Wlrephoto Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion mem bers gather around Vincent Hildreth district chaplain for the VFW who died of a heart ailment as he ended a speech dedicating a monument to the dead of World war II at San Rafael Cal GlobeGazette Photo WHODAT aglow these children of Mr and Mrs K J Merriss 109 24th S W didnt miss a dog in the kennel show sponsored by the Mason City Kennel club at the North Iowa fairgrounds Monday Left to right Ken neth Jr 4 and Marcia Raye 8 months inspect this entry of Mrs Edward Olson Austin Its a Sealyham Terrier which took 3rd in the Terrier group More than 350 dogs from 21 states competed for the 60 trophies in the show Top dog was an Irish Setter owned by Hayden Martin of Crown Point Ind Story on Page Peter Steil 85 Pioneer Cerro Gordo Farmer Dies Peter P Steil 85 died at his arm home east of Mason City Sunday evening He had been a resident of the Mason City com munity for 77 years breaking the soil of the home farm with his Bather in 1872 Mr Steil was born Sept 12 1863 at Rockford 111 and came with his family to Iowa in 1864 settling near New Hampton They continued to live there until 1872 when the family purchased the lome where they now live On July 13 1892 he was married to Amanda L Wopschall in Mason City Surviving are his wife a daugh ter Mrs Alma Thogerson a son Clarence W Steil all of Mason City and a sister Mrs Lena Krusemark Hastings Minn Nie ces and nephews also survive Ha was preceded in death by a daughter Delia 2 brothers and 2 sisters Funeral services will be Thurs day at p m at the chapel of the McAuley and Son funeral home with Doctor Lloyd A Gus tafson officiating Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery The body will lie in state at the McAuley and Son funeral home until time for the services 5 Cars Derailed Near Charles City Charles City cars of an eastbound Milwaukee railroad freight train No 68 bound from Mason City to Marquette were de railed 5 miles east of here Tues day No injuries were reported One of the 5 cars which left the rails overturned and the others were tilted or remained upright The engine did not leave the tracks Cause of the derailment was nol known immediately A wrecker from Mason City was brought to the scene and traffic was sched uled to resume by 9 p m Tues day night Australia May Have Huge Uranium Field Melbourne Australia ernment geologists Tuesday probed a region of central Australia in the belief that they were on the trail of a vast uranium field The area 200 miles northeast of the town of Alice Springs has been found to be highly radioac is too early to size up the tive It importance of the discoveries Supply Minister J I Armstrong said but it is apparent there are good prospects Reds Want Delegation at Parley Russia Proposes Case Be Presented to Foreign Ministers Paris western powcn voted down Tuesday Russias pro posal to invite a delegation from the communistdominated German peoples congress to appear before the foreign ministers council French sources reported Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y Vishinsky made the proposal during a 24 hour speech in which once again he denounced the West German state established in the American British and French zones of Germany In anticipation of Vishirtskys re quest to the council the peoples congress of sovietoccupied Ger many Monday had named a 22 man delegation which was to pre sent a case to the foreign min isters Oppose Request In turn U S Secretary of State Acheson British Foreign Secretary Bevin and French Foreign Minis ter Schuman opposed Vishinskys request They contended the peo ples congress is not really repre sentative of all Germany as it claims to be French officials observed that if the east Germans were invited here west Germans would have to have an equal chance This he said would turn the present conference of allied vic tors into a debate between 2 sec tors of the defeated nation The French foreign ministry had held up action on o request of the east Germans for entry visas saying these would be granted only if the delegation were invited Thus the east Ger mans will not be permitted to come here at all No Reason There is no reason for them to come here now the official said Before Tuesdays meeting the 3 western ministers held an un scheduled meeting to consider how to meet Russias rejection of their plans for a political union of east and west Germany Pre sumably they wanted to decide well in advance what to do if the 4power talks collapse PETER P STEEL Eisler Makes Prague Arrival Prague UR Gerhart Eisler fugitive American communist agent flew Tuesday from London to Czechoslovakia where foreign communist chieftains were re ported holding a top level secret conference Eisler stole furtively away from London boarded a Czech airliner at the last moment before itstake off and flew to Prague His hop to eastern Europe climaxed a dramatic flight from American justice The squat balding communist agent who jumped bail in the United States was welcomed in formally at the airport by a num ber of Prague communist leaders Among them were representatives of the Czech ministry of informa tion A regularly scheduled Czech air lines plane arrived from London with Eisler early Tuesday after noon soon after he sped in a closed car to the London airport and boarded the plane with Czech embassy officials sparing him the usual routine of departure Eislers departure from England was entirely legal despite the stealth A Bow street court magis trate last week freed him when he was given a hearing on a United States request that he be deported The magistrate held that the charge of perjury on which the request depended did not comply with the British specifications for perjury By coincidence or otherwise Eis lers arrival coincided with specu lation that a big communist meet ing was going on somewhere in Czechoslovakia Make Haul at Used Car Let Sioux City smashed their way into the office of Noltze Bros Inc used car lot Monday night or early Tuesday took switch keys and then stoie 24door sedans valued at about a shotgun valued at about and an automatic revolver valued at about The burglars also forced the door from a 5foot strong box and scattered papers records and files throughout the office They selected 1941 sedans al though the lot contained nearly 30 cars some nearly new Switch keys for all cars in the lot except 4 were taken Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and warm through Wednesday High Wednesday near 85 Low Tues day night 60 Iowa Partly cloudy and warm Tuesday night and Wednesday with a few local thundershow ers Low Tuesday night 5865 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 2 to 5 degrees above normal Highs averaging 75 to 85 and lows averaging 57 to 64 Scattered showers Wednesday turning cooler Thursday Warmer again Saturday and Sunday with showers Precipitation will av erage 4 inch Minnesota Partly cloudy with lit tle change in temperature Tues day night and Wednesday with scattered showers or thunder showers IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tues day Maximum 70 Minimum 60 At 8 a m Tuesday 74 Precipitation tract YEAR AGO Maximum ft Minimum 4i   

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