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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 19, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Associated Press nd Unjted NEWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 18 1949 HOME EDITION too new to have a name Nurse Doloris Heidenreich is holding this baby Schedule 75 Corn Borer Field Trips The equivalent of can be earned by each Cerro Gordo farm er who controls corn borers in his fields this season Marion E Olson county extension director de clared Saturday He announced that 15 field meetings will be held in the county Monday and Tues day to help farmers with corn borer egg counts and other spray ing information If weather conditions continue as they are you will need to spray next week the extension direc tor warned If you do not already haveDDT on hand buy immedi ately enough to treat your corn acreage at least once Besides Olson 5 others will as sist with the field meetings They are Lewis Lauterbach Ventura vocational agriculture instructor Frank Neely soil conservation ser vice fieldman Floyd Thomas Rockwell chairman of the soil conservation district Dan McAr thur member of the soil conseiva tion committee and Lyle Abra hamson Plymouth vocational agri culture instructor The schedule of meetings fol lows Monday meetings at Melvin Abrams farm 1 mile south of Ventura James Barragy farm miles west of North Iowa fairgrounds on highway 106 D Gaspers farm on east edge of Swaledale Melviri Hawke school 4 miles south and miles west of Rockwell Wayne Stevens farm 3 miles north and 1 mile east of Ma son City Emil Schmidt farm 4 miles south of Plymouth Monday meetings at William C Pueggel farm 4 miles north and 1 mile east of Ven tura the Hazar Hall farm li miles east and 5i miles north of Clear Lake Earl Lage farm miles north and 1 mile east of Me servey Harold Alleman farm east edge of Burchinal and R C Sei berling farm 5 miles east of Ma son City Tuesday Cur ran farm i mile south and li miles east of Hanford Tuesday C Top pin farm 2 miles south and 2 miles west of Clear Lake Art Firgard farm 1 mile north and 2 miles east of Rockwell Tuesday pm E G Dougherty farm 1 mile north of Dougherty 3 Boys Now for Gregory Pecks Los Angeles 3 boys now for the Gregory Pecks The actors wife Greta gave birth to 7pound 13ounce Carey Paul Friday He was named for Harry Carey the late actor The couples other 2 boys are Jonathon 5 and Stephen 3 Mrs Peck and latest son are doing fine at California Lutheran hospital Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and cool Saturday night and Sun day Low Saturday night 54 High Sunday 72 Iowa Turning cooler Saturday night Sunday fair and cool Low Saturday night 5055 ex treme north and 5864 south Minnesota Fair and cool Satur urday night some scattered light frost in extreme north Sunday fair warmer west and north central IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 14 hours ending at 8 a m Satur day Maximum 90 Minimum 66 At 8 a m Saturday 75 Precipitation 10 YEAR AGO Idaxlmum 82 Minimum M 4 lowans Victims of Plane Crash Near Truman Minn Truman Minn victims of an illfated aerial ishing trip near here Saturday have been tentatively iden ified as 4 lowans All 4 were killed when the plane crashed Iowa and Minnesota authorities said the twinengined essna airplane was flown by Elmer Lee Wright 32 of Grin lell Iowa who also was owner of the plane They said the 4 broken and charred bodies had been identi fied as those of Wright and the ollowing 3 companions Raymond Ferguson about 45 a rinnell carpenter whose wife is executive housekeeper at Grin nell college Howard Raymond Walton of Jrinnell a lieutenant junior rade in the naval reserve With Highway Unit M L Goslin of Ames Iowa a jermit engineer with lighway commission the state Eye witnesses said the plane a twinengined Cessna apparently exploded while flying low over the Arthur Sehlemme farm about 11 miles northwest of Fairmont Bodies of the victims were so bad y mangled as to be unrecogniz able The bodies were charred al though the wreckage was not con sumed by fire Count Parts Bits of wreckage and parts of jodies were strewn over more lian an acre of ground It was a count of the parts which led heriff A R Batterman and Cor oner M H Martin to the conclu sion 4 persons were in the plane ev M H Martin to the conclusion 4 persons were in the plane Stanley Madsen a farmer saw he mishap It occurred at am Se said the plane was flying low and suddenly disintegrated Metal fishing tackle boxes were among the largest pieces found in the debris Walton and his parents formerly lived in Charles City Iowa Gill Given 4 Years as Embezzler Madison Kenneth Gill 45 former assistant cashier of the Bank of Madison pleaded guilty Friday to embezzlement of of the banks funds and the making of false entries and was sentenced to 4 years in the federal penitentiary Federal Judge Patrick Stone denied a plea for probation with Archbishop Leaves Palace After 4 Days Prague Archbish op Josef Bernan emerged Saturday light from his palace where he has een under secret police surveil ance the last 4 days He left to participate in religious services at Strahov monastery Catholics by the scores entered the monastery as the archbishop drove up with other priests Many doubtless came to hear whether he would make any new pronouncement against the com munist government in the contin uing churchstate feud A close friend of Bernan had pre dicted earlier in the day that the prelate would test the intentions of watchful police by leaving his residence the comment You did about everything a bank employe shouldnt do Con sidering your past record the case does not merit probation I am at a loss to understand how you could carry on without the other bank officers knowing about it Gills father Norman T Gill is president of the bank and his brother Charles is a cashier The judges comment on his past record was a reference to a statement made in court by United States District Attorney Charles Cashin indicating Gill had previously been involved in 2 fund shortages of other firms Cashin said that in 1943 Gill then employed by the First Wis consin National bank of Milwau kee was responsible for a short age of He borrowed funds from relatives to make good this shortage Cashin said but the matter was discovered by bank officials shortly afterward and Gill was discharged Cashin said Gill later was dis charged by an oil company at Mason City Iowa because of a shortage This charge denied however by Gills attor ney Carl Hill who said Gill quit that job After leaving Mason City he returned to Madison and the bank position here BUREAU GETS AWARD San Diego Cal bet ter business bureau has awarded the DCS Moines bureau the Cleve land cup The award was made to the bureau showing the great est improvement in its bulletins MticNider in Appeal for New DP Law Washington prominent lowans are among 250 signers of an appeal to congress to liberalize the displaced persons immigration laws The group protested delay in senate handling of legislation to increase the number of European homeless to be given haven in the U S The appeal made public by former Postmaster General James A Farley listed among its signers W W Waymack and Forrest W Seymour of the Des Moines Regis ter and Tribune Maj Gen Han ford MacNider Mason City W A Klinger Sioux City William B Quarton radio station WMT Cedar Rapids and Oscar Heline Marcus of the Farmers Grain Dealers as sociation of Iowa In America the appeal said the voice of the people has called out to help the displaced persons But the senate of the United officially chosen voice of the American re mained silent Unless the senate will speak the net result is a si lence which becomes the shame of all Americans The message demanded enact ment of the McGrathNeely bill to ease restrictions on the entry of displaced persons The measure is before a senate judiciary sub committee 2 Shot in Rioting of Rival Unions Strikers Wives Are Included in Mob of About 300 Failmount City 111 union men were shot and 2 mem bers of a rival union were beaten in a melee that broke out Friday night among a crowd of striking American Zinc company em ployes The men who were shot were Joe Petroski former financial secretary of local 82 CIO Mine Mill and Smelter Workers union which called a strike at the com panys plant here last August and Colmaro Rodriguiz a member of the locals strike committee Both were taken to an East St Louis hospital for treatment Roughed up by a crowd of about 300 which included wives of the strikers were Angelp and Joe Verdu brothers who led a revolt of midwestern locals in June 1947 from the Smelter Workers union The Verdus led the CIO Pro gressive Metal Workers council which last Tuesday lost a na tional labor relations board elec tion to the Smelter Workers un ion by 34 votes Joe Veru and Eddie Martinez were arrested and booked sus p e c t e d of carrying concealed weapons Also arrested by Illinois state police in connection with the shooting was Palmer Ryan 33 who police said admitted firing 2 shots in front of the city hall where the trouble took place 7 Missing After Flood Brtdgewater Va least 7 persons were missing Saturday after a flash flood poured a swol len river through the heart of this college town of 1000 Fire Chief Allen Harvey Sr said theentire town was in a state of confusion and nearhys teria At midmorning water stood 10 feet deep in some parts of town Harvey said the flood reached a crest of 15 feet between midnight and 1 a m The flood came after torrential rains following a prolonged dry spell swelled the waters of Dry river and the north fork of the Shenandoah river so that they overflowed and joined Houses were reported inundated and swept away For several hours the entire town was without elec tricity telephone communication or drinking water Telephone communication and electric power were restored early Saturday to portions of the town Sheriff S H Callender of Rock ingham county a neighboring Shenandoah county area called out company M of the national guard to assist nearexhausted rescue crews The Red Cross dispatched assistance from several areas Youths Held for Extortion Try Fort Dodge for juve nile authorities Saturday were youths 16 and 17 years of age said by police to have admitted a 2 weeks reign of terror against an elderly couple The youths admitted telephon ing threats to the couple and throwing a brick through the door of the couples home Attached to the brick was a note signed Red Spider They also admitted an attempt to extort money from the couple threatening damage to their home unless they place cash for the youths in the locker of a Des Moines railroad station Thlj Consists of Two No Flash Floods Rage Into West Virginia Sees Outside World After 36 Years Muscatine Ful ler freed after 36 years secluded away in a reformatory took a look at the outside world Saturday and decided he wasnt so sure he liked it Fuller now 60 lias been con fined in a ward for the criminally insane at Anarnosa reformatory since 1913 when he was 24 years old During all that time he caught only one glimpse of the world out side That was 20 years ago when he made a trip from the reform atory for a medical examination Looking at the world around him today Fuller wasnt so sure but what hed rather be back in the snug safe ward It seemed wonderful at first to be free he said but now Im not sure What can I do in this new world Frightened The atomic age frightened him he said When he left the world the horse and carriage still was just about the most dependable means of transportation He was amazed and dismayed by speedy streamlined trains fast bombers flying overhead the rush of big trucks over the highways and the sight of skyscrapers tow ering over prairie cities En route here from the reform atory Fuller was driven by De puty Sheriff Fred Nespern Nes pern said Fuller ducked every tune another car approached Scared by TrailerTruck Once he tried to jump out of the car when a huge tractordrawn trailer roared past them Good cried What was that Fuller said the last car hed driven was a 1910 model He was surprised that there werent more horses to be seen on streets and highways Once they passed a tractor where a farmer was cultivating a field What in the world is that Fuller asked Composition roofing and siding on houses also interested him In the days before he entered the re formatory shingles were the thing 6 North lowans Admitted to Bar The following North lowans are among 57 new attorneys sworn in at the University of Iowa Friday after 4 days of written and oral tests William J Douglas Mason City Donald L Goranson Clear Lake Robert E Knowlton Decorah William C Smith Oelwein Keith J Stinspn Hampton James P Cashman Elma NOT MERE MAKEUP Delores EnglanT Kans a member of the Clyde Miller rodeo troupe which putting pn a 3day rodeo at Osage finds Iowa whiskers are real Pictured above she is stroking the beard of Mar vin E Rex president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce at Osage at the opening Friday night of the rodeo attended by an estimated 3500 More pictures and story on page 8 House Unit Tells Educators No Book Censorship Planned Washington house unAmerican activities committee formally assured the nations educators Saturday it doesnt intend to censor textbooks or interfere with academic freedom The assurances Avere distributed by letter They were in tended to quiet some of the furore that broke out among Explains Motive Seattle Wash grocery clerk admitted in justice court Friday that he stole more than from his employer during the past 6 months His reason I like to drink beer he said Hold Funeral Sunday for New Hampton Man New Hampton Funeral serv ices for John H Blethen 65 will be held at 2 p m Sunday with the Rev Robert Davies pastor of the Methodist church at Plainfield of ficiating He died Friday morning after an illness of several months Mr Blethen was born Oct 8 1883 at Maynard son of Fred and Carrie Blethen He was married to Loretta M Dugan in 1907 at Oel wein In 1919 they moved here from Waterloo He operated a plumbing and heating business since Surviving is his wife 3 children Charles Blethen and Mrs E B Forkenbrock both of New Hamp ton Mrs G O Aeling of Mason City schools and the committee a re quest for lists of text books All the committee is trying to do the letter said is check up on serious allegations made about textbooks by the National Sons of the American Revolution These allegations intimated that com munist propaganda has been in jected into some books The committee started the flurry by writing to various state and city boards of education and to something over 70 colleges and universities picked at random asking for A list of textbooks and supple mentary reading together with authors which are being used by your institution fields of sociology geography economics government philosophy history political science and American literature There were roars from tional organizations and a number of college presidents Some mem bers of the committee were dis turbed So a followup letter went out over Chairman Woods signa ture It vound up this way The foregoing request of the committee should not be construed as having the slightest unfavorable reflection or criticism upon your school or any person connected therewith Sports Bulletin New York000 001 9 0 Pittsbgh 6 1 Sheldon Jones Andy Hansen Dave Koslo 9 and Wes Westrum Elmer Riddle Hugh Casey 8 and Phil Masi Winning pitcher Jones losing pitcher Riddle New York 6 Cleveland 3 Brooklyn 2 Chicago 0 New House Farm Bill Employs Brannan Principles Washington the highest overall farm price sup ports ever attempted by the gov ernment have been proposed for next year in a bill drafted by farm state lawmakers The new bill whipped into shape Friday by a house agricul ture subcommittee would repeal outright the 1948 law due to set up a flexible price support system at 60 to 90 per cent of parity starting next year Instead it would adopt a new parity system proposed by Secre tary of Agriculture Brannan and set price supports at 100 per cent of that standard The government now supports prices at 90 per cent of parity Parity is a price set years ago by a complicated formula intend ed to be fair to both farmers and consumers There has been some fear expressed that in coming months under this formula the government might have to pay put huge sums meanwhile getting stuck with great crop surpluses The plan proposed by Brannan which the administration is back ing strongly would let prices of perishable crops drop on the mar ket with the government paying farmers direct subsidies to make up the difference The new house bill besides us ing the Brannan parity formula would permit a 3crop trial run for this controversial production payment principle with the crops to be selected by the secre tary of agriculture Subcommittee Chairman Pace DGa took the wraps off the new bill but exyplained it may be amended before it is approved finally and turned over to the full committee for action One leading republican said privately it may get bipartisan support Under the new measure sup port levels would be boosted for such major crops as corn cotton rice tobacco whole milk and but terfat hogs chickens and beans There would be slight lowering of the support standards in compar ison with present law for wheat peanuts eggs and potatoes Based on the parity index as of March 15 support standards would be Wheat a bushel under the new bill as against under the present law corn and cotton a pound and butterfat a pound and whole milk a hundredweight and and hogs a hundredweight and Supports would be set at 100 per cent of the new parityfor farmincome standard for wheat cotton corn rice tobacco pea nuts hogs milk butterfat and shorn wool Eggs chickens flaxseed soy beans dry edible beans and pota toes would be supported at one to 100 per cent of the new parity with rigid standards for determin ing the percentage of support Props would run from zero to 100 per cent for other agricultural commodities depending upon the availability of funds Unlike the administration plan the bill would not require farm ers to use certain good farm prac tices before they could receive price supports Pace called that regimentation The bill also ignores the admin istration plan to set a limit on price supports for each farm Ruth Doesnt Want to Face Eddie Again Chicago UR First Baseman Eddie Waitkus rested more com fortably Saturday following re moval of congesting blood from his lungs while the lovesick girl who shot him said I never want to face Eddie again A spokesman for Illinois Ma sonic hospital said the infield king of the Philadelphia Phillies was breathing much easier aft er the operation to remove the blood released into his chest cav ity by the 22 caliber bullet But 19yearold Ruth Stein hagen who shot him Tuesday night after adoring him from afar for 2 years said she couldn stand the thought of facing him June 30 when she comes to tria on charges of assault with inten to murder She and Waitkus never me before she lured him to her hote room with a note saying she hac something important to t e 1 him I bet hed like to strangle me she said She said she dreamed of Ed die almost every night since she has been in county jail Miss Steinhagen said she hopes they put me away for a long long time I like it here she said Th people seem to like me and like them They dont under stand me outside The tall pretty girl grabbed eagerly for newspaper pictures o her hero Darn him she said Why is he always smiling Thats whats the matter with him always smiling I know just why I did it she said and ticked the reason off on her fingers First for revenge for every thing that ever happened to me Second I liked him so much I didnt want anybody else to have him Third I know I couldn have him forever so I wantec him for those few minutes Thousands of Persons Homeless Police Investigate Reports That 8 or 10 Are Missing Va ands were reported homeless Saturday as flash floods swept this valley region of the Potomac river sasin State Police Capt Basil E Wright said at Elkins that the sit uation was pretty bad and that some residents in the lowlands nay have lost their lives NeXv rains dispelled hope of im nediate abatement of the flood waters Among the missing were State Police Cpl A M Hurst his wife and 2 children Hursts home on the river bank near here was wept away during the night Meanwhile the crest of the flood whirh struck Friday night after torrential rains rolled north eastward toward Romney W Va Police had unconfirmed reports that 8 to 10 others were missing in the PetersburgMoorefield W Va region No Confirmation They were unable to confirm a report that at least 5 persons were lost in the Moorefield area Downpours Friday drove the Potomac rivers north and south branches out of their banks iso lating entire communities and sweeping away smaller dwellings Police said there was 4A inches of rain in 24 hours Some 400 persons were moved out of the south side of this town of 1800 as water cut it off com pletely It is located on the Po tomacs south branch between the Shenandoah arid Alleghenv moun tains At Moorefield 25 miles north east the town could only be en tered by a roundabout route through Gore Va Police said that some of the towns 1300 inhabi tants had to be evacuated Disaster Units Red Cross disaster units were due in Petersburg Saturday Here the south side went under water first and then the floods blanket ed the north fringe At both Petersburg and Moore field however police said ter was falling Sgt H R Shields said there would probably be no additional evacuations there At Romney with a population of 2000 the water i was still ris ing and several homes along the southern branch may have to be evacuated Shields said that a number of the 300 to 400 persons at nearby Greenspring also would have to be moved SAME MMk flir 34 Cedar Rapids Gets 4 Firsts at VFW State Convention Olluimva Cedar Rapids entries won 4 firsts Saturday in band and drum corps unit and in dividual contests at the Veterans of Foreign Wars state convention That citys entries won the band contest the senior drum corps competition and the ladies drill team contest Bob Smythe of Cedar Rapids was first in the military drum major competition Second in the senior drum corps contest was Clinton Fort Madison won the junior drum corps com petition and also the competition for the best color guard Eastern Star Will Hold 40th Conclave Waterloo 40th annual communication of Electa Grand Chapter Order of Eastern Star and a oneday meeting of Iowa Grand Court Royal Exalted Order of Amaranth are scheduled to oc cur here next week The latter order will have a oneday session Monday and the OES meeting will occur Tuesday through Thursday One hundred persons are expected including state officers from Burlington Des Moines Davenport Marshalltown Ft Madison Mason City Clarinda and Cedar Rapids 4F GOOD SPECIMEN Madteon UR Augustus Marcellus Staub Weaver was re jected for service in the Civil war because of physical disability He died Friday at 103 RUNS INTO TRUCK Tftma WVShirley Alston 11 yearold daughter of Mr and Mrs Ray Alston of Waterloo was killed here Friday when she ran into side of a truck The girl was visit ing her grandmother   

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