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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 22, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS a Copy Press and United Press Full Lease Wires HOMEJDmO MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 22 1949 This Paper Consists of Two One No 219 AP Wirephoto Wvpr0 o XT v 20stabbed m a clash at a St Louis park where white and Negro boys went swimming together gets first aid and is fanned with a newspaper at the scene Tuesday night An unidentified policeman tries to comfort him Erbars condition was described as critical Says Bomb Security in AEC Okay Washington J Wil liams production manager for the atomic energy commission said Wednesday the security of the country as far as making bombs is concerned is O K His remark at the congressional investigation of the AEC was a strong hint that ABomb output is at a rate considered satisfactory by those concerned with it The rate isa closely guarded secret Williams is a former army of ficer who was assigned to the atomic project when the military controlled it during the war He continued on it when the present civilian commission took over in 1946 He said the army did a re markable job in organizing the project and accomplished its task of getting atomic bombs to help end the war 77 Injured in Race Fighting at St Louis Swimming Pool St Louis racial clash between Negroes and whites flared in a St Louis park Tuesday over a nonsegre gation order Eleven persons were injured 2 seriously Police redoubled their watch Wednesday to prevent a Returns After Vain Search for Con Man Chicago Reseda Cor rigan rested Wednesday from an unsuccessful pursuit of her 73 yearold suitor and told how he wooed her continentalstyle He kissed me on the lips she said Then he kissed my ears my neck my shoulder and my arms There still was no word from Sigmund Z Engel identified as the veteran smoothie who bilked her out of of her late hus bands insurance money Police wanted him even more than Mrs Corrigan did Reports were coming in from over the country on the fabulous fellow who for 50 years and un der 42 aliases has left a long line of penniless widows in his wake while his frauds netted him 000000 Mrs Corrigan 39 flew home to her 3 children Tuesday night and promptly fainted into the arms of her 21yearold son John He carried her 300 feet into the air port office where representatives of the states attorneys office took charge She explained she had been widowed for 3 years and helped support her children by singing at clubs and private parties It was her voice she said thatfirst attracted the man known as Engel He told her he was a movie pro ducer she said and offered her a job in pictures Not adverse to haying her name in lights the redhaired Mrs Cor rigan fell for the smooth line ahd after 3 weeks of armkissing he proposed Because he appeared rich she said she wasnt afraid to lend him her late husbands insurance money new outbreak The series of fights started over whites and Negroes using the same swimming city owned pool in a north St Louis park The Negroes were swim ming in the pool under a new rule that opened the gates to them At the peak of the outbreak an estimated crowd of between 4000 and 5000 was at the scene It has been the citys policy to segregate races in playgrounds and pools The city has 2 outdoor and 4 indoor pools for whites and 3 indoor pools for Negroes After the first report of violence Mayor Joseph M Darst rescinded the order allowing Negroes and whites to swim together 250 Whites 50 Negroes About 250 white boys and 50 Negro youths went into the pool at the opening time in Fairground blocks north of Sports man park home field of the St Louis Cardinals and Browns base bali clubs After about 45 minutes several Negroes left the pool Police said white boys armed with clubs and knives attacked the Negroes One Negro was cut on the head in the fight Police escorted the rest from the park and told them to go home Toward evening large groups of teen agers and adults gathered around the park Several bicycles cars and trucks belonging to Ne groes were damaged Ten persons suffered injuries in the 2nd outbreak More than 400 police were rushed to the park to break up the scattered fights The park is in a white neighbor hood Crowd Disperses By 10 p m police reported the crowd was dispersing and under control The order to open all city pools to Negroes was issued Monday by John J OToole director of pub Jic welfare He said the city could not prevent anyone from lawfully using a swimming pool and added that Negroes are citizens and tax payers Mayor Davst said he rescinded the order in the interest of the general public and in line with the timehonored policy of sep arate facilities for Negroes and whites The mayor added If the Negro pools prove inadequate it is my purpose to expand them Dolio Down Half From ast Year DCS Moincs olio isnt ialf as bad in Iowa this year as ast year the state health depart iient reported Wednesday Up to ast Saturday there had been 33 ases reported this year At the orresponding time last year the ase count was 70 The cases re ported thus far this year have een scattered At the same time ast year nearly all of the cases vere in western Iowa In the 2 week period ended last Saturday there had been 10 cases for each week In he same period last year there had been 17 cases for he earlier week and 11 for the ater week The 5 cases of last week were reported as follows Cerro Gordo county 2 and Cal voun Grundy and Tama 1 each 1rundy county reported no cases at all last year The 5 cases of week before last came as follows Webster county 2 and Calhoun Poweshiek and Greene 1 each Last year set a in the number of cases re sorted There were 1236 for the ull year That compared with 176 in 1947 and 929 for 1940 the previous record Poverty Plea Fails Tacoma Wash Hughes was E fined on 2 speeding charges You might be willing to take the car I can t pay Hughes suggested No deal He was taken to a cell to start a 63day jail term tltf BO traftlt 34 hcurst Find Improper Movement of 1C Train in Crash DCS Moines Iowa commerce commission Wednesday held that failure to properly con trol movement of an Illinois Cen tral freight train caused a 2 traiii collision near Waverly las May 26 in which an engineer was killed The report also indicated however that location of an 1C signal at the point could be im proved The collision which occurret at an X crossing of 2 rail lines near Waverly involved an Illi nois Central freight and a Chica go Great Western freight E C Bradfield 60 of Waterloo engi neer of the 1C freight was killed when his train crashed into a CGW freight Several trainmen were hurt in the crash The commissions report was based on an investigation by TI A Franklin its safety engineer in conjunctionwith repvesenta tives of the Interstate commerce commission A joint hearing wa held on the matter at Waterloi on June 2 The ICC report ha not yet been issued Must Deny Support for Archbishop Beran Fights Red Attempts to Gain Control of Church Prague employes n some Czechoslovak government ffices said Wednesday they were being required to sign statements declaring they did not support Archbishop Josef Beran The archbishop is fighting at tempts of the nations communist regime to get control of the church The government has accused Beran of trying to wreck national peace and economy and has threat ened to take legal action against linn Some laymen who signed the tatements told their priests they did so in fear of losing their jobs and dwellings Churchmen said this was another move in the com munists stepbystep campaign to whittle down the archbishops support and crush his resistance No Comment Official sources would not com ment other than to claim new gains for the communistsponsored Catholic action movement a separatist body That separatist roup has been called a fraud by The Vatican and the Czech Cath olic hierarchy Archbishop Beran was believed Lo be still in his palace He has been silent since Sunday when demonstrators interrupted services he was conducting in St Vitus cathedral One informed diplomatic source expressed belief the archbishop soon might be formally arrested on charges of antistate activity and incitement to unrest Beran now is in semicaptivity in the palace Accuses Beran Communist Premier Antonin Zapotocky in a radio address Tuesday night accused Beran and other church officials of attempt ing to disrupt the peace ol the nation and thwart fulfillment of its economic plans Zapotocky declared his regime would not tolerate violations of law by the Catholic hierarchy He added Legal action will be taken against all saboteurs provo cateurs and instigators of discord and unrest Acheson to Senate With Big 4 Report Frankfurter Defends Hiss New York S Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter testified Wednesday at the perjury trial of Alger Hiss that Hiss re KILLED BY LIGHTNING Ute Wilfred Waderich armer near here was killed by a Dolt of lightning during Monday nights thunderstorm Waderich and his brother Ralph were stand ng beneath a tree when the same bolt felled them both Ralph is ecovering Waderich is survived y his widow and 3 children putation is excellent Asked by Defense Counsel Lloyd Paul Stryker about Hiss reputation for loyalty to his gov ernment integrity and veracity Frankfurter replied I never heard it called into question Asked to describe Hiss repu tation Frankfurter answered I would say it is excellent The supreme court justice ap peared as the llth defense wit ness in the perjury trial of the former state department officia who denied he filched secret de partment papers for transmission to a prewar soviet spy ring Frankfurter testified that he recommended Hiss for the post o law clerk to the late Justice Olivei Wendell Holmes in the spring o 1929 when Hiss was in his las year at Harvard law school House Floor Is Scene of Fist Fight Sabath Cox Swing Fists in Fight Over Housing Debate Time Washington punch swinging encounter between 83 yearold Representative Sabath DI11 and Representative Cox DGa took place on the house floor Wednesday touched off by dispute over the administrations lousing bill An eye witness Representative Walter said Cox who is n his 60s slapped Sabath in the mouth and knocked off his glasses He said Sabath countered with a one2 right and left to Coxs face before they were parted The unbilled onerounder came during a quorum call to get more members to the floor for the start of debate on the housing bill Walter said it began in an ar gument over whether Sabath would give Cox time to talk There had been a bitter pre vious debate with Sabath jump ing on the real estate lobby and pleading with the house to help deserving American citizens who are crying for housing Then came the quorum call That stops business and reporters in the gallery over the chamber went outside to write The scrap between Sabath and Cox sent them rushing downstairs to the floor Neither Sabath nor Cox would leave the floor to talk with re porters at first Cox has been one of the leading foes of the housing He was the only one to make a speech against it at a democratic caucus Tuesday Spanish War Vets End Encampment Fort Dodge UR Ferdinand King Clinton was elected com mander of the Iowa department of the United Spanish War Veterans at the closing session of the groups 4day Wednesday encampment here Other officers elected included Lloyd Thurston Osceola senior vice commander and Dr John R Gardner Lisbon junior vice com mander Other Auxiliary officers elected included Mrs Stella El liot Des Moines senior vice presi dent and Mrs Evelyn Fischer Eagle Grove junior vice presi dent GET PROMOTIONS Grinnell D Loyell chairman of the psychology de partment and William C Oelke a member of the science staff have been promoted to full professor ship at Grinnell college AP Wirephoto congressmen get a swimming les CAPITOL KIDS GET SWIM Children son at East Potomac park pool in Washington from Les Durloo Red Cross in structor The session started the summer Learn to Swim program of the Red Cross Left to right are Bill Kerr 11 son of Senator Robert S Kerr DOkla Jeanene Wat kins 18 daughter of Senator Arthur Watkins RUtah David Hickenlooper 17 son of Senator Bourke Hickenlooper RIowa Durloo Mark 8 David 5 and Foster Jr 4 sons of Rep Foster Furcolo CDMass AP Wirephoto MISSING WIDOW GOES Reseda Corrigan heads for an airplane which carried her to Chicago after she turned up Tuesday at Newark N J She had been re ported missing for 9 days Police said she left then to search for the man who wooed her and then walked off with her Mrs Corrigan shown talking to a news paper reporter said she had come to New York to meet the man but he didnt show up Predict 1949 Hog Crop to Be 96 Million Most Since 43 Washington Bearing out earlier forecasts of bigger pork supplies to come an agriculture department survey Wednesday put the 1949 spring pig crop at 59040000 head This is an in crease of 15 per cent over last years spring crop Spring pigs will provide the countrys pork supply during the coming fall and winter The larger supplies of pork will be offset to some extent however by smaller supplies of beef and lamb At the same time the depart ment forecast a 1949 fall pig crop of about 37000000 head This compares with the 1948 fall crop of 33995000 head Fall pigs will go to slaughter market in the spring and summer of 1950 If the fall crop forecast is borne out the total production of pigs for 1949 would be about 96000 000 the largest since 1943 when a record crop of 121800000 was produced Last years produc tion was 85261000 head In showing a spring crop of slightly more than 59000000 head the survey supported predictions by Secretary of Agriculture Bran nan that heavy fall and winter marketings of hogs may force pro ducer prices below an average level of for 100 pounds guaranteed by the government Government livestock experts have said that if Wednesdays survey indicated a spring crop of more than 58000000 head the sup ply of pork later in the year prob ably would be larger than con sumers would buy at prices essaiy to assure farmers the price guarantee Under existing law the govern ment would have to buy and re move from the market enough pork to keep hog prices at the guarantee level OutofState Visitors Die in V 2 Auto Crashes By The ASSOCIATED PRESS Two outofstate visitors lost their lives in separate automobile accidents in Iowa Mrs Daisy Nungesser 64 of Las Vegas Nev was killed Tuesday when her car went out of control and overturned on highway 75 near Loveland Herman Miller 36 of Vail Ore died in a hospital at Postville Tuesday of injuries suffered the previous night in an automobile accident He was injured when the car in which he was riding skidded on a hill on the north edge of Clermont Vandenberg Behind Plea for Pact OK Secretary of State Urges Quick Action on Atlantic Treaty Washington Secretary of State Acheson appealed Wednes lay for action at this congress ession on the Atlantic treaty and he arms assistance program He jot backing from Senator Van denberg RMich Vandenberg republican leader on foreign policy matters said congress cant adjourn without acting on both Acheson told the senate foreign elations committee at a closed session that the outcome of the 3ig 4 foreign ministers conference at Paris Reemphasizes the need for action at this session of con ress on these key administration measures This is necessary in order that we may continue our firm policy in Europe and maintain the mo mentum which has been stimu lated by that policy Acheson said Blockade Lift This momentum in my opinion was responsible for the lifting of the Berlin blockade the con vening of the council of foreign ministers and the accomplish ments at that meeting A day after his return from the Paris meeting Acheson gave a re port to the senate committee at a 2 hour session Achesons return from the Paris meeting Tuesday was followed by an appeal from President Tru man for no slackening in vital phases of American foreign pol icy In a statement issued after a meeting with Acheson Mr Tru man said It must be frankly admitted that despite the forward looking program sponsored by the west ern powers as a basis for unifi cation of little prog ress was made Correct Policies The results of the meeting he added reveal the correctness of the policies this government has been following in our foreign af fairs The results again underline the necessity of pursuing these poli cies with calmness and determi nation as the only sure road to up shortly after taking off from the establishment of conditions in Report 22 Injured in Plane Crash Memphis Tenn 40pas senger American airliner cracked Municipal airport Wednesday and at least 22 persons were reported injured First reports said no one was killed American airlinesidentified the twinengined Convair as The City of San Antonio bound from Memphis to New York First reports were that the plane crashed and burned But the air lines could confirm only that it was down in a wooded area One witness said the crafts mo tor failed and it was unable to gain altitude He said it zoomed downward and cracked into a tree Firemen arrived on the scene shortly after the crash and quickly extinguished flames about the craft Witnesses said only the en gines caught fire It was reported the plane had 44 persons aboard Will Restore Normal Berlin Freight Traffic Berlin western Ber lin railway strikers decided Wed nesday night to restore interzonal frieght movements to normal with out calling off their walkout The union announced that workmen would report to the west Berlin marshalling yards Thursday morning to make the technical preparations for untang ling the chaos brought by 5 weeks strike By Friday freight trains from west Germany to Berlin will be moving through the yards and to ward the unloading stations the union said Earlier leaders of the strike voted to reject the latest proposal to end their walkout and drew a stern admonition from an Amer ican official Its time they start consider ing whats best for Berlin not purely for their union said W T Babcock U S deputy command ant in Berlin He told the union leaders to subordinate their union to the welfare of the city Subsequently the strike leaders sent letters to the 3 western com mandants toMayor Ernst Reuter of western Berlin and to the po lice outlining their decision re garding interzonal freight move ments Lhe world where peace and free dom can live and endure Administration leaders are known to have been concerned during the 4 weeks Acheson was in Paris about the congressional timetable for action on the pact and the program to rearm west ern Europe Genuine Progress Mr Trumans summary of the 4 power Paris session noted that genuine progress was made to ward completion of a treaty to give Austria complete indepen dence The president called that very gratifying and added that he hopes the treaty may be signed before the end of the year THROWN FROM BIKE Des Moines Hen essee 6 of Des Moines died Tuesday of injuries suffered when he was thrown from his bicycle last Saturday while coasting down a hill Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and warmer through Thursday Some chance of thundershowers Wednesday night or Thursday Low Wednesday night 65 High Thursday 88 Iowa Partly cloudy warmer Wednesday Scattered thunder showers over most of state Wed nesday night east and south sec tions Thursday Low Wednes day night near 70 Minnesota Partly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday with scattered showers or thunder showers Wednesday night and west portion Thursday Slight ly warmer Wednesday night turning cooler north and west portions Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 82 Minimum 58 At 8 a m Wednesday 75 YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 65   

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