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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 2, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THi NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Associated Presa and United Press Full a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 2 1949 This Paper Consists of Two Ona No 205 f F1LES ON SUBVERSIVESAttorney General Tom Clark Senator Pat McCarran DNev left and Assistant i w E ri2ht a hearing of the senate judiciary sub committee Wednesday at which Clark refused to give the group the secret government ines on io4 otticials of foreign countries suspected of subversive activities Pension Bill May Go on Senate Shelf Washington UE The house approved veterans pension bill appeared headed Thursday for a senate pigeonhole at least for this session Senate Democratic Leader Scott W Lucas 111 and other influen tial senators declined to comment publicly on the politicallypotent measure But informed sources predicted privately that the legis lation would time being be shelved for the The house approved the pension bill Wednesday by a vote of 365 to 27 It would authorize pensions for needy 65 year old veterans of World wars I and II The veterans administration esti mates that it would cost over the next 50 years The senate assigned the bill to its finance committee Chairman Walter F George D Ga is un dergoing a physical checkup and other members were slow to com ment on the measure Power Lines Knocked Out by Thunderstorms in North Iowa North Iowa reeled under the torrents of a thunderstorm for several hours Wednesday night and though light and power lines wore knocked outin many places the remainder of the damage reported was minor Parts of southwest Iowa however were hit by a tornado which meandered in sections of 4 states Mason City had 93 of an inch of rain in a 2 hour period beginning shortly after 8 p m The near 2000 patrons at tending the state finals of the Iowa high school baseball tournament at Roosevelt field poured out of the stands en mass at the start of the 3rd inning of the clash between Dav enport and demons championship mix was re scheduled for 2 p m Thurs Hold GMan in Custody Chicago top G man was ordered placed in the custody ofthe U S attorney gen eral Thursday for refusing to sur render his records on Roger The Terrible Touhy prohibition era gangster Judge John P Barnes of the federal court imposed this punish ment on George R McSwain chief of the Chicago FBI office after holding him in contempt of court The court directed that McSwain Is to remain in the custody of At torney General Tom Clark until he produces FBI records as ord ered by Judge Barnes He is scheduled to be taken into cus tody at 1 p m Judge Barnes set the penalty after a brief hearing at which Touhys attorney Robert B Johnstone argued that McSwains refusal to yield the records con stituted disobedience to the lawful order of the court Otto Kerner Jr United States district attorney told the court he could not deviate from the po sition he outlined Wednesday in a conference in chambers He did not say what was discussed in chambers but McSwain had told the court he was acting on orders from his superiors in refusing to hand over the records The records sought concern the FBI investigation of the kidnap ing of John Jake the Barber Factor in 1933 Touhy is seeking day 5 Fire Calls The fire department started off the month with a busy night by answering 5 calls all as a result of weather conditions in 2 hours All power crews of the Peoples Gas and Electric company were kept busy during the evening an swering trouble calls as far east as Rudd because of lightning and wind Lights in parts of Mason City were knocked out for more than hours Most of the north part of the city from 5th street north was without power after a tree fell on lines near the Waterworks plant 13th and Elm drive Lightning hit the main substation serving the south part of the city and lights were out there for 25 minutes un til emergency service was placed in operation Scattered Trouble The Northwestern Bell Tele phone company reported no seri ous trouble here but there was scattered difficulty over the state the worst at Red Oak where much of the service was cut off for a time The temperature in Mason City reached a high of 81 Wednesday and a low of 59 was reported Clarinda reported the heaviest rainfall in the state 342 inches The weather bureau said most sec tions of the state had at least 3 of an inch of rain Waterloo reported 133 Sioux City 116 Cedar Rapids and Perry 113 each Des Moines and Burlington 99 of an inch each 14 Injured Fourteen persons were injured and several farm homes were de stroyed as tornadoes skipped over areas in 4 midweststates causing an estimated one million dollars damage The small twisters hit rural areas of southwestern Iowa north western Missouri northeastern Kansas and southeastern Nebras ka Eleven persons in the vicinity of Tarkio Mo were injured 2 Are Killed in Albert Lea Auto Crash Albert Lea Minn men were killed and 3 others in jured early Thursday when a cat tle truck crashed into the rear of a bus carrying members of a Mankato Minn orchestra The dead were Frank D Clare 26 St James Minn driver of the truck and Richard A Thuilen 18 St James who was riding with Clare Three of 9 persons riding in the bus were injured Paul Morris Omaha a bass player was hos pitalized at Naeve hospital here in serious condition The other 2 were treated and released Highway Patrolmen Harry Har ber and Ed Lamping quoted an eyewitness Truck Driver Donald Mackin of Des Moines Iowa as saying he saw the westbound bus stop for a traffic signal Mackin saw the truck approach ing swiftly from behind he told officers and flashed the spotlight on his own truck in an effort to signal Clares machine He added that Clare apparently made no effort to halt or swerve Harber said Clare apparently fell asleep at the wheel The bus carrying members of the Cliff Keyes orchestra was en route to Albert Lea from Austin Minn where it played for a dance Wednesday night The truck had been to Austin with a load of stock and was returning to St James Present Plan For Control Over Berlin Westerners Demand Accurate Definitions of Veto Power Matters Paris The west handed Russia Thursday its plan for re toring 4power control in Berlin A French informant said the American British and French erms were placed before the Sov et Union in a 90mimite meeting 1 the foreign ministers council he shortest of this 10 day old ses ion The ministers will meet again in a secret session presum ibly to get down to business on he opposing plans of the east and vest for Berlin They are agreed hus far only in principle that the divided German city should be re inited under a single governing xdy Limited Powers The American British French plan is said to provide for rees tablishment of the 4power kom mandatura governing body in Berlin with limited powers Some of the functions it exercised be fore it foundered a year ago on the rocks of eastwest disagree ment would be transferred to a Berlin City magistral of Ger mans serving as a governing coun cil for all Berlin The city now has 2 governments 2 police forc es 2 currencies and a cold war barrier between the Russian and the western sectors The an American informant said was presented by Secretary of State Dean Ache is said to call for city wide elections with 4power su pervision in all sectors free and democratic in the western sense to choose a new provisional city magistral Wants Veto The western powers are report ed to demand accurate definitions of the matters in which the allied kommandatura would retain the right of veto and those in which a simple majority vote would rule Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y Vishinsky Wednesday insisted Hickenlooper Aims More AEC Charges that the veto principle be re tained in all matters under the kommandaturas jurisdiction CONGRESSIONAL ATOMIC PROBE UNDERWAY AEC General Manager Carroll Wilson smoking cigaret upper right and David Lilienthal AEC chairman bow tie upper right listen to questioning by Senator Bourke B Hickenlooper RIowa lean ing forward lower left as a joint congressional committee probe of atomic energy op erations gets underway Committee members top to bottom left are Senators McMahon chairman Richard B Russell Hickenlooper Arthur H Vandenberg and Eugene D Milliken RColo Berkley to Be Keynoter for Demo Meeting Washington President Barkley will keynote the demo cratic partys midwest farm con ference at Des Moines June 13 President Truman said Thursday he will be unable to attend The central theme of the 3day conference starting June 12 will be the administrations new farm proposal advanced by Secretary of Agriculture Brannan He will ad dress the meeting Midwest politics will be dis cussed June 14 by Democratic Na tional Chairman J Howard Mc Grath and Executive Vice Chair man William M Boyle Jr with party leaders of 16 states his release on corpus from FILE FORRESTAL ESTATE New York V For restal former secretary defense left an estate of more than 000 his will filed for probate dis closed Thursday The will estab lished a trust fund for his widow Youth Drowns in WaistDeep Water Tama 14yearold youth drowned in waistdeep water here Wednesday He was George Jensen son of Dan Jensen of Tama The boy fell from a dock into Lake Cherry a popular swimming place here An unidentified man reported he saw the boy fall and sum moned help vhen the boy did not Tells Budget System for Fa rrfiBu reads DCS Moines midsum mer Farm Bureau conference Wednesday heard of a new system for handling county Farm Bureau budgets Kenneth Thatcher secretary of the state organization explained that under the plan budgets of equal amounts would be provided for county extension or education al activities and for Farm Bureau organization and legislative work Suppose the Farm Bureaus ap propriation from the county board is he said Say the coun ty has 1250 members At a member this source would produce The first step is to place the in the extension budget and then transfer enough from the membership fund to bring the 2 budgets to 37750 each The salaries and expenses of extension personnel would be paid out of the extension budget plus rent and other incidentals The ex penses of running the county Farm Bureau organization would come out of the budget regular organization corne up immediately The Library of Congress is now the largest library in the world occupying two buildings providing 414 miles of bookshelves and cov ering almost 36 acres of floor 1 space a writ of habeas Stateville prison where he is serving 99 years for the Factor kidnaping Platinum was called unripe gold thrown back into the streams to ripen by early day Indians in South America Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and cooler through Friday Low Thursday night 50 High Friday 70 Iowa Partly cloxidy cooler south and east portions Thursday night Friday fair and cooler Low Thursday night 5055 Minnesota Mostly cloudy Thurs day night with occasional show ers southeast Cooler except lit tle change near Lake Superior Partly cloudy and rather cool Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the J4 hours ending at 8 a m Thurs day Maximum Minimum At 8 a rn Thursday Precipitation YEAR AGO jfaximum Minimum Iowa District of American Lutheran Church in Meeting Waverly Rev Arthur Langholz Sumner has been re elected 2nd vice president of the Iowa district of the American Lu theran church The elections were held in connection with the dis trict meeting here Wednesday Dr John Hiltner professor of Christianity at Wartburg college was reelected 3rd vice president A paper was presented by the Rev G E Melchert Waterloo conductor of the Sunday morning Christian Crusader radio hour Dr Gerhard Doermann Mendota 111 urged that parish education programs be betterintegrated and more comprehensive intensive and extensive 81 59 64 93 85 52 Worker Files Suit Against Railroad Chicago injury suit has been filed in superior court here against the Chicago and North Western railway by John Vargo former Clinton Iowa sec tion worker Vargos suit says he was per manently disabled Feb 8 when a railroad motor car used by sec tion workers was derailed west of Clinton He asks damages lor loss of his right leg a fractured skull and internal injuries Vargo now lives in Pennsylvania AP Wlrephoto MAINTAIN UNEASY VIGIL AT OIL FIRE continues to rise and fire men containue to play water on oil tanks Thursday at the scene of a fire which destroyed more than a half million gallons of oil in a storage yard of the Searle Petroleum com pany The fire continued to flare up intermittently during early morning hours as ad ditional oil tanks burst into flame Thursday firemen ended their vigil as the fire ap peared to be burning itself out Truman Orders Government Drivers to Take Safety Lead Washington Truman has ordered driv ers of government vehicles to take the lead in accident pre vention the presidents highway safety conference learned Thursday A conference committee report said motor vehicle acci dent suits against the government since 1944 have averaged a year awards have averaged a year and claims pending more than The report quoted Mr Truman The federal government is not operating its motor vehicles with the degree of safety which should reasonably be expected I want to see the concerted use of all facilities of the federal gov ernment to reduce accidents to the level that will demonstrate our leadership in safety Governor Sherman Adams of New Hampshire called in the con ference for elimination of traffic ticket fixing Wants Sincerity A sincerity and uniformity of purpose on the part of every law enforcement official from the commissioner to the corner police man will do more for highway safety than any other single factor this convention can drumup Adams said A committee headed by Rep Bosone DUtah said accomplish ments toward getting uniform state motor vehicle laws have been disappointing It added that while 7 states took steps during the year to adopt chemical tests for intoxication jilis have been passed in 3 states and are pending in 2 others to re duce penalties for drunken driv ing Other committee reports identi fied by chairmen Hall Makes Report W Earl Hall managing editor Mason City Iowa GlobeGazette 3 years 10 states still have not complied with the first recom mendation of the presidents con ference by holding a state highway safety conference Nine states now hold such conferences on an an nual basis William J Scripps Detroit News and radio station WWJ papers published more than 1000000 column inches edito rials cartoons and advertisements on highway safety measures in 1948 a new record Radio safety programs not including spot an nouncements totaled 10000 hours Progress was made but the job is far from done Senator Hunt are still important weak spots in the driver licensing program One state does not require licensing 3 do not require driver applicants 7 are without centralized driver license administration 4 do not give a driver applicant any kind of a vision test Says Atomic Energy Law Is Violated Police Record of Uranium Guard Is Subject of Inquiry Washington Hills atomic investigation Thursday brought stories 1 That 3280 per sons got access to secret data or workvwithout full loyalty investi gations and 2 a guard in the missing uranium case had a police record Senator Hickenlooper fierce critic of the atomic energy commission produced the figures on the number of persons cleared to atomic secrets without a full FBI check first on their loyalty AEC Chairman David Uilienthal did not dispute the figures but argued vigorously that the was justified in granting these emergency clearances Rep Elston ROhio extracted the story of the guard from Car roll Wilson the commissions gen eral manager by a series of ques tions concerning a hypothetical case Grand Larceny Elston asked Wilson to suppose a guard had been arrested in his past for grand larceny didnt re veal this to the AEC was put in charge of a vault containing uranium and then something dis appeared from the safe You are referring to a situation at the Argonne national labora tory Wilson broke in We are submitting a whole report to the committee Thursday afternoon About an ounce of uranium235 disappeared last February from the Argonne laboratory at Chi cago Commission officials say that most of it has been recovered or accounted for They insist no espionage was involved Violate Law On the emergency clearances the argument between Hicken looper and Lilienthal largely came down to this Hickenlooper contended the commission had violated the atomic energy law with brazen effrontery by letting so many people haye access to secrets without prior FBI checks Lilienthal said the atomic en ergy commission could not have produced the number of atomic bombs that the country now has if it had not cleared worker without a full FBI check THE RT REV R P MURPHY Reception for Msgr Murphy Sunday Night A reception is being planned at the Holy Family Catholic school hall Sunday evening at 8 for the Rt Rev Monsignor R P Murphy in recognition of his 3i years service to the parish Plans for the reception are in charge of the Holy Family Ladies Aid and the many friends of Monsignor Murphy of all faiths have been invited to attend Monsignor Murphy whose achievements as pastor of Holy Family include the building of a school and the raising of funds for a new church soon to be erected has been transferred to a new as signment He was elevated to the rank of monsignor in March 1946 GET DIAL PHONES dial system has been installed and is now in op eration in the Central Iowa Tele phone company exchange here The company also plans dial service at its exchanges at Little Sioux Mondamin and Modale Traffic Toll Jumps by 5 During Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The names of 5 more lowans were listed Thursday on the state3 mounting 1949 traffic death roll The latest deaths were those of HaroldMcCorrriick 19 Dudley Cubbage 15 and August Claussen 18 all of Davenport were fatally injured Wednesday night in the crash of a car and panel truck 5 miles west of Davenport on high way 22 MariJyn Stutzman 2 year old daughter of Howard Stutzman coach at Boone high school She died at a hospital Wednesday night as a result of injuries suf fered earlier in the day when her fathers car accidentally ran over her as he was backing out of the garage Robert R Jamison 22 Altoona filling station operator who died at Broadlawns hospital of injuries suffered in a motorcycletruck crash Tuesday night Two other youths were injured in the Davenport accident Dies in Hospital of Wreck Injury Creston Eartrem 17 of Lenox died in a hospital here Wednesday night of injuries suffered in a Sunday night auto mobile accident The car in which Bartrem was riding went out of control on highway 25 near Kent and rolled ever several times Bartrem son of Mr and Mrs Lloyd Baiirem had finished his junior year at Lenox high school In May Name Charles City an Editor of Law Review Charles G Hu ber of Charles City senior in State University of Iowa college of law has been named editor of the Iowa Law Review SAME Black MORI mint Z4   

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