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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 6, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION mm VOL LV Associated Press and United Press FuH Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 6 1949 This Paper Consists of Two One No 231 EARLY MORNING Schmolke of Nora Springs happened onto the Art Johnson property 600 N 4th in Clear Lake rather unexpectedly at 230 a m Wednesday Clear Lake Policemen Tom Hartin and Bill McGill said they were in pur suit of Schmolke at from 50 to 55 miles per hour when he missed a turn Then came his crash visit to the Johnson residence His car was doing fine as it slithered be tween the tree and the house until the back bumper caught on the porch The porch was moved about a foot the car damaged and Schmolke escaped with minor scratches Hartin is seen surveying the damage Schmolke was to have a preliminary hearing Wednesday afternoon on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated Clear Lake police said Unification Bill Okayed by House Unit Washington IP The house armed services committee tenta tively approved Wednesday a mil itary unification law amendment to prevent establishment of a single chief of staff or an armed forces general staff The proposal was made by Chairman Vinson DGa He urged the committee to act as speedily as possible on a senate approved bill which would tighten up the 1947 unification act but to put that new rule in it Calling the attention of the committee to the law for reor ganization of the executive branch of government signed by Presi dent Truman 10 days ago Vinson said Wed better do the reorganiz Weve got to dp something or else will do some thing British Will Not Devalue Pound Despite Low Reserve London Stafford Cripps Wednesday banned further commitments for purchases in the dolar area except where urgent national interest is proved He reported the sterling areas reserves are down to Sl 624000000 after dropping radically in 6 Hiss Counsel in Defense Summation New York rn Alger Hiss perjury trial ended Wednesday and the former state department officials eloquent at torney began his summation by telling the federal court jury that the question it had to decide was whether or not to believe Whit taker Chambers Gripping the rail in front of the jury of 10 men and 2 women whitehaired Lloyd Pawl Stryker said there was only one man in the whole world who says thai Alger Hiss furnished transmitted and delivered secret state depart ment documents in the late 1930s to a soviet spy ring That man is Whittaker Cham bers he added it is necessary for you to this determine whether facing case in your minds and con sciences you believe beyond a reasonable doubt that Whittakei Chambers told the truth Stryker began his summation shortly after he had rested the defense case in the 25th day o the trial The case is scheduled to go to the jury Thursday afternoon Waives Arraignment in Muldoon Slaying Jun ior Brown Tulsa Okla charged with the hitchhike slaying of Wil liam Muldoon of Mason City June 6 waived formal arraignment in Vandenberg Asks Senate to Okay Pact Says United States Is Final Target of World Communism Washington denberg of Michigan Wednesday asked the senate to ratify the North Atlantic Pact as a shield for free men against embattled greedy communism He opened the 2nd day of de bate on the 12nation alliance with the doublebarreled statement that is the sole threat to world peace and 2 its final target is the United States The treaty will be a warning to wouldbe conquerors Vanden berg said in his preparedinad vaiice text that 300000000 people will resist aggression Adds Weight As republican leader in foreign affairs headded the weight of his prestige to that of Senator Con nally DemTex who led off in the debate Tuesday As Vandenberg spoke senate leaders saw a good chance to win final approval of the treaty in less than a week of debate They were encouraged by a general lack of opposition to the pact and its stated purpose of heading off any Bruntlett Hangs for Farmer aying Seek Cause of Mystery Shooting Jesup highway pa trolmen and Buchanan County Wednes mystery nit he said Britain has the slightest intention of de valuing the pound Existing contracts for dollar area purchases will stay in force Cripps told the House of Com npns but the treasury will per mit further spending only where a clear case of urgent national in erest is established Cripps chancellor of the chequer a n d Britains chief declared Britain ex economic must re duce the price of her products to encourage exports He said this can be done thiough efficiency of production and we have no de sireto see wages cut The standstill in dollar buy ng which Cripps ordered will continue at least until September 3y then ERP funds for the com ing year will be distributed and a new scheme of payments among luropeah nations will be in effect New Program We shall get out program a new ma in the light of which then exist portant circumstances ripps said The chancellor said he and John W Snyder U S secretary of the treasury will discuss the whole matter this weekend in confer ences here Canada which like the United States is a dollar coun try will be represented at the talks Then next Wednesday the finance ministers of the British John Boettiger Seeks Divorce From Anna Phoenix Ariz Boet tiger sued Anna Roosevelt for di vorce Wednesday charging the daughter of the1 late President Franklin D Roosevelt with men tal cruelty Acomplaint filed Ttiesdaysaid Mrs Boettiger humiliated her husband repeatedly and continu ally by statement and actions making it impossible to live to gether It impaired his mental and physical health the complaint said Mrs Boettiger who shares a radio program with her mother Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt said she is not happy about the suit Any kind of family bustup is a very sad thing of course she said attack on the western noncom munist world A 3 vote of ap proval by the senate is needed to bind the U S to the treaty Vandenberg called the treaty the best available implement to discourage armed aggression and thus to stop another war before it starts In Jeopardy And then he turned to com munism He said the worlds pre vious values are in jeopardy in todays tortured world This jeopardy does not stem from us he went on no Mr President it stems from em battled greedy communism abroad and at home Vandenberg declared that open conspiracies are aimed ultimate ly at the United States We cannot run away from it he told the senate There it is pact or no pact we are the final target though other inde Sheriff Emery A Hart day investigated the shooting of Elmer Horner 46 In dependence Horner was shot in the left shoulder with a 22 caliber bullet Tuesday while driving a county lime truck threefourths of a mile east of here Horner said a car passed his truck about the time he felt the bullet However his position in the truck was higher than that of anyone in the car Horner was taken to a hospital at Independence by a county shop foreman after he stopped at a nearby farm The bullet was re moved and turned over to Hart pendent peoples jeopardy are in nearer will meet with Cripps to give their views The sterling area consists of all British countries except Canada and the AngloEgyptian Sudan and also Burma Iceland and Iraq Previously the danger point of sterling reserves has been consid ered as around The reserves now have sunk nearly below that Tells Commons Cripps told The problem of the relation ship between the sterling and dol lar worlds is not one to which the United Kingdom alone can find a problem It is a problem in which our friends and partners of the United States and the Common wealth are especially involved We must seek together along term remedy for the stubborn problems of the balance of trade between the western hemisphere and the rest of the world of which Dies of Auto Crash Injuries Marshalltown Leslie Kilmer 76 Ft Lauderdale Fla died Wednesday morning in a Marshalltown hospital of injuries received in an auto accident near Le Grand June 25 His wife Alma Cora and Mrs John E Gustason 27 Tama were killed in the crash which hap pened on a sharp curve on high vay 30 The cars met headon John ustason was injured in the crash and is in a Des Moines hospital The Gustasons were on their vay from Wyoming to Tama and he Kilmers were on their way to isit relatives in Eldora when the crash occurred district court Wednesday and was j the sterling area forms an im given 10 additional days to plead portant part Do you have a CARTOONISTS TWIST You may have the stuff that makes a work funny and not know it Heres your chance to find cut how funny you canhe by in the fascinating new contest FINDATITLL which starts soon in this newspaper All you have to do is write cartoon captions by clipping phrases from the headlines and stories in this newspaper The funniest captions win The whole family can play Dont miss the first cartoon FINDATITLE starts Monday July 11 in the GlobeGazette 2nd Victim of Car Crash Dies Newton r s Minnie Schermerhorn 57 of Newton died Tuesday in a Newton hos pital the 2nd victim of a motor vehicle accident near here Mon day night The other death was that of VIrs James Schermerhorn 32 icr daughterinlaw also of New on She was killed when the pickup truck in which both women were riding with others went off an embankment The elder Mrs Schermerhorns death brought to 3 the traffic fatalities in Jaspercounty this year Government to Stole Cose on Tokyo Rose San Francisco gov ernment makes its opening state ment Wednesday againstMrsIva Toguri DAquino the American born Tokyo Rose charged with treason for wartime broadcasts Chief Prosecutor Thomas De Wolfe will outline the govern ments case to an allwhite jury of 6 men and 6 women Selectionof the jury was com pleted Tuesday with Defense Counsel Wayne M Collins using only 10 of his 21 challenges and De Wolfe using only 8 Collins questioned the venire men closely about their knowl edge of published commentaries on the case He asked each one Have you lost any relatives or close friends during the war The governments challenges were all exercised on persons of Indian Negro and Oriental extrac tion The entire panel of prospec tive jurors previously had been questioned by Judge Michael J Roche on the racial prejudice issue The 33yearold defendant fid geted during the tedious jmy se ection but made no comment She listened silently as De Wolfe recounted the wartime broadcasts in which the govern ment alleges she betrayed her na ive land by telling GIs in the Daciiic that their wives were un faithful or that they faced certain death on invasion beaches Talk on Steel Contract Starts Pittsburgh i t h the strike deadline 10 days away U S Steel Corp and CIO Presidenl Philip Murray resume contract talks Wednesday Big Steel was expected to give its formal answer to the CIO United Steelworkers demands for a monthly pension an un specified wage increase and im proved insurance benefits The USWs newspaper Stee Labor revealed that the corpo ration so far skipped over th legal arguments presented by tin union that pensions are a part o wages The union paper said tha corporation it stand The publication stated flatlj that the union is authorized ti strike to force the corporation ti negotiate a pension program a well as a wage increase and so cial insurance plan The outcome of Big Steels contract talks will be a big facto in determining the nations econ omy in the next year Present negotiations usually set a pattern for more workers than 1000000 steel The results however will go a long way in determining whether the nations workers are to re ceive a fourth postwar wage in crease or will settle for pensions improved insurance plans and other socalled fringe benefits TJ S Steel even before nego tiations opened made it plain that it would not negotiate on pensions under the wage reopening clause of its present contract The steel workers president has insisted however that pensions are a part of wages and are proper subject for negotiations at this time SINATRAS FATHER HURT Hoboken N J Capt Martin Sinatra the father of Singer Frank Sinatra and 4 other firemen were injured slightly Tuesday night fighting a general alarm fire in a loft building Sin atra was returned to duty after being treated for smoke poisoning SAME Black im put 24 Traveler Doesnt Complete Journey From Ft Madison Almost but not quite Thats the TRAPPED IN STRAW STACK Blencoe a y Gahms 35 farmer was buried under an oats straw stack which toppled on him Tuesday It took neighbors 35 minutes to rescue him Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly fair hot and rather humid Wednesday night and Thursday with some chance of local thundershowers Thurs day afternoon or evening High Thursday in the middle 90s Low Wednesday night 68 to 74 fair and rather hot and humid Wednesday night and Thursday Widely scattered evening thundershowers Low Wednesday night 7075 Minnesota Showers and scattered thunderstorms Wednesday night and Thursday High humidity little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wed nesday Maximum 91 Minimum 70 At 8 a m Wednesday 80 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 68 story of George Forest City He C Gilbertson of told Sheriff Cal Dwan who arrested him in Mason Dity Tuesday afternoon that he lad been released from the state penitentiary at Fort Madison Man lay and that he was on his way nome to Forest City He temporarily found a new ionic in the Cerro Gordo county jail pending a check charge Dwan said he cashed a bad check at the E and W market 715 N Fed eral about 2 hours before his ar rest His time at Fort Madison A year for writing bad checks AP Wireplioto BRUNTLETT ON WAY TO Brunt lett dark suit leaves a prison building on his way to the gallows in Ft Madison Wednesday morning where he was hanged for the December 1947 slaying of Percy Smith Council Bluffs farmer Left to right are Deputy Warden B Nelson Bruntlett Deputy Warden J E Bennett the H V Bongers prison chaplain Lilienthal Claims Atom Unit Has Always Gotten Job Done Washington E Lilienthal said Wednesday the United States was virtually unarmed atomically in 1947 when the atomic energy commission was created Formally answering charges of incredible mismanage ment by Senator Hickenlooper Lilienthal said the AEC couldnt be poorly managed if its production of Abombs was as good as Declines to Make Final Statement Tells Deputy Warden He Was Sorry for Killing of Smith Fort Madison R Bruntlett was hanged at the state penitentiary here his 52nd birthday Bruntlett sentenced to hang for the admitted slaying of a Council Bluffs livestock dealer was pro nounced dead at a m The trap was sprung by Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jack Tyler at a minute and a half after 6 a m Bruntlett declined when asked if he had any last statement In Death Room After spending the night in a death room near the indoor gal lows Bruntlett was led out at a m The Rev H V Bongers Catholic chaplain at the peniten tiary led the death march Bruntlett walked steadily The only sign of nervousness he showed was the continuous clasp ing and unclasping of his hands Wednesdays was the first hang ing in the penitentiarys new in door execution room and the 39tli hanging in Iowa history Admits Slaying Bruntlett admitted the slaying of Percy Smith Council Bluffs on Dec 8 1947 Although he made no last statement Deputy Warden J E Bennett said Bruntlett told him he was sorry he killed Smith Penitentiary Warden Percy Lainson and Tyler led about 30 witnesses into the execution room Iowa senator admits it is Lilienthal said the commission whole program was directed toward giving this country un questioned and unqualified leader ship in the atomic field For that reason he said the commission had to ignore many useful things it might have done and had to putup with some care less stupid and negligent per sonnel at times Pursuing a policy of letting nothing stand in the way of arm ing the nation atomically has meant sticking our necks out and disregarding bureaucratic pro cedures the AEC chairman went on but it has also gotten a job done And drawing on the Bible Lilienthal declared By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them Lilienthal was in the witness chair of the senatehouse atomic committee formally replying to Hickenloopers charges For the last 5 weeks the com mitte has heard Hickenlooper cite specific matters which he said supported his charges The AEC has defended and replied as these matters were brought out but is now launching into a more de tailed defense The flag should be displayed during school days in or near every schoolhouse Mercury Hits 95 Then Bobs The thermometer hit a highof 95 degrees shortly after noon Wednesday and then the mercury began bobbing up and down every time the sun went under a cloud or came out again over Mason City It was 90 at 1 oclock 88 at and back up to 92 at 2 p m There were thunderstorms in scattered spots throughout Iowa Tuesday and Tuesday night Sev eral nearby North Iowa towiia got nice showers but none came to Mason City There was a torrential down pour at Dubuque during the night which brought 213 inches of rain and some damage In an 8minute period 65 inch fell Water ran curb deep in the streets and some paving bricks washed away Elec tric and telephone circuits were knocked out A barn was struck by lightning and destroyed by the fire which followed Other rainfall reports included 132 of an inch at Fairfield 69 at the Des Moines airport 84 at Cedar Rapids 38 at Lamoni 22 at Creston 12 at Charles City 80 at Waterloo 12 at Keokuk and 10 at Iowa Falls Iowas highest temperature Tuesday was 95 at Spencer and the low was Wednesday 67 at Creston early BrtihtlettTyesday had requested to see the gallows Was turned down He did not see them until he was brought in Wednesday morning He wore a new brown suit striped shirt and dark flowered necktie Led Up Steps Bennett and Bernard Nelson assistant deputy warden took Bruntletts arms and led him up the 16 steps to the gallows They removed Bruntletts glasses strapped his hands and arms placed the hood and fixed the noose The trap was sprung as soon as the noose was in place The state charged Bruntlett lured Smith to the Bruntlett farm near Council Bluffs on the pre text of selling Smith some cattle Bruntlett was arrested after he cashed Smiths check for following Smiths disappearance Bruntlett maintained his inno cence claiming that he had sold Smith 60 head of cattle Find Knife The exconvict farmer was charged with murder wnen state and county investigators found a bloody corn knife and recovered some bones from an ash pile in a feed lot on Bruntletts farm The hopes were identified as human Bruntlett then confessed that he lured Smith to his farm with a story that he had cattle to sell He said he forced Smith to write the check because he needed the money to repay gambling debts Dies After Bike Truck Accident Council Bluffs Palen 13 of Council Bluffs died at a hospital here Tuesday night about 2 hours after he was in jured in a bicycletruck accident Police said young Palen rode his bicycle i n t o the side of a truck driven by Francis J Ros een 26 of Council Bluffs Roseen was booked by police for investi gation and released under bond It was the llth traffic fatality in Pottawattamie county and the 2nd in Council Bluffs this year Iowa Weatherman Sees No Heat Relief This Week By KENNETH HOPPING Des Moines heat wave which has plagued Iowa for days can be fatal annoying and seem ingly neverending The weatherman says that ex cept for the temporary cooling ef fect of an occasional thunder shower the heat can be expected to last until Saturday without letup High temperatures have been directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of 6 lowans during the current siege Latest victims were Evelyn Louise Pettie 4 who died from prostration at Daven port and Victor Johnson 50 Oma ha vho was overcome while play ing golf at Council Bluffs Mon day Mrs Matt Ernessie 72 Mc Intyre died of a sunstroke Mon day Sunstroke and exhaustion are 2 common effects of blistering heat and require almost opposite meth ods of treatment according to state health authorities Certain elementary rules have been laid down to avoid being overcome and to minimize the physical discomforts of hot Most important of these says State Health Director Walter L Bierring is to avoid undue ex posure to the sun or any unneces sary strenuous exercise A sunstroke victim usually be comes unconscious and has such symptoms as hot dry skin red face strong and rapid pulse and very high temperature The treat ment is 1 call a doctor 2 cool the patients body by bathing or cold applications 3 lay him with head elevated no stimulants 4 give him The symptoms of a person suf fering from heat exhaustion are nearly the opposite of sunstrcie and so is the treatment He will have a pale face moist cool skin weak pulse and low temperature and will sweat profusely The vic tim may faint but likely will not remain unconscious except Ior a few minutes To treat for heat exhaustion 1 call a doctor 2 keep the patients head level or low give salt Coffee or tea may help and external heat may be needed in severe cases The heat and the humidity can do funny as well as not so funny things to you Take the 5 Du buque policemen who went dash ing off to a local Jewelry store to answer a burglar alarm The only culprit they could find to blame was the heat Electric wires in the store had expanded and closed a contact that started the burglar alarm ringing Also at Dubuque 30 members of the CIO Communication Equip ment Workers union got so mad at the heat last Saturday that they walked off the job at the Northwestern Bell Telephone company They said they wouldnt return until fans were provided The men went back on the job Tuesday but there still were no fans Among the elementary rules to stay alive and as comfortable as possible during a heat wave is to stay out of deep water if you cant swim avoid too many ice cold drinks dont eat too much and take salt tablets if your per spire freely The best way to beat the heat says Health Director Bierring ii to keep cool Thats it Just keep you can   

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