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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 7, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THS NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Five Cents a Copy Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 7 1949 This Paper Consists at Two No AUTOMOBILES UNDER WATERCars are shown as they were trapped a Wednesday JpSworS of peoplew SP fy 41 Jt kroke 5 minutes after the water crews quit for the day The water pressure lor greater Dayton was cut for several hours July 18 Set for Hearing on Feeder Lines Mason City has been advised that the civil aeronautics board CAB has set July 18 for re consideration of its award of a network of feeder routes to Parks airlines of St Louis CAB originally Had set July 18 as the date of a hearing on pro posed merger of Parks and Mid Continent airlines That hearing however has now been postponed pending the reexamination of the feeder route award to Parks Several other airlines have re quested CAB to reopen the pro ceedings which awarded the routes to Parks Pegler Says Unions Under Red Control Washington UR Columnist Westbrook Pegler charged Wednes day that despots criminals and communists have taken control of American labor unions from the rank and file members This situation did not come about by chance Pegler told a house labor subcommittee He ap peared as a principal witness in the subcommittees investigation of undemocratic trade unions prac tices In a prepared statement Pegler said that clever labor lawyers have connived at keeping rank and file members from controlling labor organizations He said they have done this by placing the necessary provisions in union con stitutions So despotic is the rule of many of the leaders that we have had cases where no convention of the union was held for over 20 years Pegler said Members in other in stances had no candidate to vote for except the incumbents or their selections They received a Hitlerian ja ballot At Least 753 Deaths Are Attributed to Hot Weather By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It was more hot and humid weather for most of the east ern twothirds of the nation again Thursday No widespread relief was in sight from the weeklong heat wave Showers and cool air brought a measure of relief to some of the hot spots but the U S weather bureau didnt expect a general break in the steaming heat immediately Mean crop losses in the TO REPLACE Foster Dulles veteran foreign affairs adviser to Thomas E Dewey was appointed by the New York governor Thursday to the United States senate as successor to Robert E Wagner Dulles will serve an interim term until Dec 1 Wagner 72 a democrat author of the Wag ncr labor relations act resigned June 28 because of ill health after nearly 23 years in the senate Dies as Result of Auto Crash Mare 11 o California agent for the Southern Pacific railroad died in a hospital as the result of injuries suffered in a traffic accident on highway 6 Wednesday He was Carlton W Wheeler 51 of Manteca Cal Sheriff Chris Engelbert said the car was driving collided at the west edge of Ladora with a wrecker driven by Ben York of Ladora York was not seriously hurt Schmolke Bound to Jury on Charge of Driving While Drunk Norman Schmolke 21 Nora Springs waived preliminary hear ing in justice court in Mason City Wednesday afternoon and was bound to the grand jury on a charge of operating a motor ve hicle while intoxicated Schmolke posted a bond He was ar rested by Clear Lake police early Wednesday when his auto went out of control and careened into a residence in Clear Lake when he was driving at an excessive rate of speed police said gAME mcn death In 24 BULLETINS New York Alger Hiss perjury case went to the jury at p m CST Thurs day Pittsburgh of contracts with 72 small steel companies employing 40000 steelworkers was announced Thursday by William J Hart director of district 19 of the CIOUnited Steelworkers of America drought stricken northeast em states mounted daily and no heavy rains were forecast Deaths attributed to the hot weather mounted to at least 153 Deathsfrom heat prostration and heart attacks aggravated by the hot weather showed 57 in Illinois the most reported Other deaths reported Ohio 20 Minnesota and Pennsylvania 1 each Missouri 10 Michigan 8 Iowa and New York 6 each Maryland 5 Indiana 4 Nebraska 3 Virginia and Wisconsin 2 each and Connecticut and Tennessee one each Cool air fanned out over the drystricken areas of New Eng land and York state Wed nesday and rain fell in some parts of the eastern states New York City got its heaviest wetting in weeks a half inch rainfall That was more than fell in the metropolis during the en tire month of June The mercury was a pleasant 81 Wednesday and dropped to 71 early Thursday Scattered showers brought relief to other parts of New York state New Jersey where crops have suffered millions of dollars dam age from 45 days of drought also got some rain but not enough to help the wilting crops A heavy downpour hit Philadel phia Wednesday night and sent temperatures down from 89 to 75 But readings in the 90s were forecast Thursday Wednesday nights rainfall measured one inch There also were some scattered thundershpwers in the Great Lakes region the Ohio valley and and the Rocky Mountain area But no rain none was pre in the drought area of southern New England Get Atomic Fellowships Spurn Oath Letter Telling of 2 Fellows Read at Hearing on AEC Washington UR Two recipi ents of atomic fellowships have refused to sign oaths of loyalty to the United States the atomic energy commission disclosed Thursday This was revealed when Sen ator William F Knowland Rep Cal read a letter from Commis sion Manager Carroll L Wilson about the response of 497 fellows to the requests for the loyalty oaths Nineteen of the 497 fellows a j still to be heard from All others except the two who refused have signed the oaths One of the fellows who refused has resigned his fellowship while the other according to Wilson has been notified of the cancellation of his fellowship Commission officials declined to tell newsmen the names of the pair involved The letter was read to the joint atomic energy committee hearing Commission Chairman David E LilienthaPs defense against mis management charges Brig Gen James McCormack Jr director of the commissions military application division as sured the committee that the management problems involved in producing weapons have been licked and means found to assure the performance of technical work Mum on Home State Election Washington r e s i d e n Truman said Thursday he in tends to speak his opinions freely about the 1950 election in Mis souri But he added at a new conference he may not take any part in any democratic primary fight A reporter had asked whether Mr Truman planned to express any opinions in the 1950 election in Missouri Saying that he would Mr Tru man noted that it was his home state and that he would say freely what he thinks in the Novembei election Senator Forrest Donnell repub lican comes up for reelection next year Mr Truman has been reported to feel particularly irked that his state has republican senators James Pendergast leader of a democratic political faction in Kansas City told reporters earlier this week that Mr Truman was keeping hands off the democratic senatorial primary That primary will decide who is to fun for the democrats against Donnell runs again TRACE OF RAIN A heavy shower which lasted for several minutes occurred in Mason City Wednesday afternoon At the KGLO transmitter how ever a mere trace of rain was recorded ENROLLMENT DROPS Iowa City regis trars figures show State Univer sity of Iowa summer session en rollment totals 4862 students This is a drop of 141 from last year Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy con tinued warm and humid Thurs day night and Friday Thursday night about 70 High Friday 90 to 94 Iowa Partly cloudy continued hot and humid Thursday night and Friday Local thunder showers west and south por tions Friday Low Thursday night 70 to 75 Minnesota Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday with scat tered light showers northeast Little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thurs day Maximum 95 Minimum 72 At 8 a m Thursday 76 At 2 p m Thursday 87 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 103 Minimum 69 The earths population in 1940 was over 2 billion or more than double that in 1800 President Is Feeling Bull on Economy Uses Art in Job as Soils Technician Glenwood Felix Sum mers a former big city cartoonist it was a long way back to the farm but he made it Now hes a Mills county soils technician and he also makes good use of his art in his job Summers was born and reared on the farm of his parents Mr and Mrs Strayer Summers near Malvern He comes from a long line of farm folk His ancestors first settled in Mills county in 1854 After graduating from high school he decided to follow up his natural inclination toward draw ing Accordingly he enrolled in the Yale School of Fine Art from which he was graduated in 1935 For the next 7 years he was a country boy in a big city doing murals and displays on a free lance basis Although his heart was still back on the farm his work was in New York The en forced absence only made him all the more determined to find some groove into which his 2 interests might both be fitted In 1942 the army took over the direction of his interests and he wound up with the combat en gineers By the time he was dis charged in 1944 he had located a medium which would allow him expression of both his art and ag ricultural interests He entered the Mills county soil conservation office that same year and since then has divided his time between laying out true con tour lines and telling a conserva tion story with his cartoons Fairfield Republican Heads Road Commission Ames Sanford Ziegler Fairfield republican is the new chairman of the state highway commission Ziegler was elected by the new 5 member body which took over July 1 He has been a member of the commission since 1943x Former StateSenator Robert S Keir Spencer republican appointed to the commission by Governor William S Beardsley was named vice chairman Dies in Wisconsin Mclntire The Grace families here received word of the death of Matt Theilen at his home in Jef ferson Wis Mr Theilen formerly lived here To Look Into Communism in Hawaii Washington JP The house unAmerican Activities committee voted Thursday to look into com munism in Hawaii particularly any such activity in key unions Committee members said a staff investigator will be sent to the islands after the present crip pling dock workers strike is over The investigator willreport back and the committee then will de termine whether to hold hear ings One member said there is 110 question about Hawaii being a fertile field for an inquiry of thi type He said there are reports that perhaps 200 communists in the islands are in a position to injure the economy of all Hawaii The committee feels that no in vestigation should be made while the dock workers strike 5s on so as not to encounter charges o strikebreaking The Hawaiian Bar association recently petitionec congress to look into the strike and the petition eventually was referred to the unAmerican Ac tivities committee DIES IN CRIB Cumming C Webb 3monthold son of Mr and Mrs Charles E Webb of Cumming wa found dead in his crib earlj Thursday Death was caused b suffocation Funeral services wil be held here at 9 a m Friday AP Wircphoto BACK TO THE Summers a former big city cartoonist is now using his drawing ability to promote good soil conservation practices Born and reared on a farm Summers spent 7 years in New York City where he drew murals and displays on a free lance basis He is now employed in Glenwood as a Mills county soils technician Truman Still Interested in Fight for Repeal of TH Law Washington Truman said Thursday that he has left up to the democratic leadership in congress the decision whether to continue the fight for repeal of the TaftHartley act at this session The president said he is still interested in making the fight for of campaign pledges He said he discussed with con gressional leaders earlier in the week whether to take up labor leg islation in the house The senate has passed a bill dominated by Senator Taft he question raising whether a bill ac ceptable to the administration can go through The democratic leaders the president went on are considering whether to take up the measure in the house and they will make the determination of it As to whether he would like them to continue the fight he said tie certainly would He would not comment on whether he would accept a com promise along the lines of the Sims bill The Sims measure was a com promise backed by administration forces in the house in an effort to save some features of the admin istrations TH repealer It made some concessions to forces which want to retain most of the present law After it failed the whole matter of labor legislation was referred back to the house labor committee Mr Truman said he would have to pass on any legislation alter it reached his desk Child Drowns in Stock Tank Garner Funeral services will be held at St Boniface Catholic church Friday at 8 a m for Dan iel John Schleusner nearly 2years old son of Mr and Mrs Bernard Schleusner who drowned in a stock tank on the farm shortly be fore 6 p m Wednesday When Mr Schleusner came in from the field at 6 p m his srhal son didnt run out to meet him as lie usually did He went to the bouse and was told by Mrs Schleusner that the child wa AP Wlrephoto FLAMES SWEEP BANGOR large section of the Bangor Maine waterfront is shown engulfed by flames which early Thursday morning caused extensive damage Passage of Demo Housing Bill Hears Washington admin istrations vast housing bill Thursday hit the final lap of its long trip through congress Democratic leaders confidently expected to hand the trimmed down measure to President Tru man before the day was over following its approval in com promise form late Wednesday by a housesenate conference com mittee The bill marking the first ma jor success for Mr Trumans fair deal program was passed in differing versions by the sen ate and house It calls for a mul tibillion dollar program of public housing slum clearance and farm housing aids All that was needed before Mr Truman could sign the compro mise into law was its approval by the 2 chambers of congress Administration leaders who had barely snatched the bills public housing feature from de feat in the house were jubilant over the prospect of seeing it fi nally enacted The percentage of Americans 65 years old or older has nearly dou bled in the last 50 years probably at the sand pile where lie often played Not finding the lad at the sand pile Schleusner conducted a fur ther search and found the body in the tank Efforts to revive him were fruitless It is believed he had been in the tank 20 minute or less The child was born Aug 28 1947 His mother was formerl Janet Haan of Crystal Lake Services will be conducted by the Rev M J Manternach witi burial in the church cemetery Cites Stock Market Rise to Reporters Truman Indicates He Sees Little Chance for Higher Taxes Washington resident ruman declared Thursday he eels bullish about the economic ituation The president made this omment during a news confer ence Questioned about the economic message he will send to congress next week he told reporters to vait for it But when he was asked if he felt bullish or bear sh on the economic situation he said he was bullish Then he sug ested that newsmen read up on Prices in Dip New York prices declined a few cents to around a share Thursday soon after President Truman said he felt bullish about the economic situation Before the president spoke quotations had advanced slightly The late in the day demand revived and the market closed with a fairly even mixture of gains and losses stock market developments of the last few days A rally has been under way in the stock market since midJune Wednesday prices hit a 6weeks high Optimistic In the language of stock trad ers a bull is one whoexpects the market to go higher andis generaliy optimistic A bear is one who is on the pessimistic side While Mr Truman would not give any hint of what his eco nomic message is to say some of ficials are predicting it will be built on proposals he made in January One point of particular spec ulation is what the president will say about taxes In January he asked tax increases to faring in of new revenue On Tax Rise Mr Truman did not say at his news conference what his new message will propose in that field but he gave the impression that he is not optimistic over chances for higher taxes this year This came when a reporter said House Democratic Leader McCor mack Mass has reported he doesnt think there will be any tax bill at this session The president said that John ought to know The democratic leader should be in a position to know Mr Truman added since tax billi must originate in the house TO ATTEND CLINIC DCS Moines than 8 Iowa band directors are expected to attend the 2nd annual band di rectors clinic at Drake universitj July 1516 The clinic is spon sored by the Iowa High Schoo Music association the Centra Iowa Bandmasters association an Drake university Teenager Admits He Strangled Small Boy Chicago 15yearold boy told police Thursday he stran gled and hanged a neighbor child He gave the statement a few hours after his younger brother re tracted a story in which he said he was the killer Police Sgt John Trinka an nounced that Robert Munday gave an oral statement of the slaying of the 3yearold Thomas Whit ey Laux who lived in the same south side flat building with the Mundays Robert said his 13yearold brother Charles knew about the killing and had made the state ment to police to protect Rob ert Both boys are held without charge ARE YOU A BORN WIT Some people are just naturally amusing Others have to work a little harder Whichever classifi cation you belong to you have a good chance to win some of the big prizes offered to the winners of the fascinating new contest FINDATITLE which starts soon in thin newspaper All you have to do is supply the missing cartoon captions by pasting in phrases taken from headlines and other parts of this newspaper The funniest co bination of gags wins Maybe theyll be FINDATITLE starts Monday July 11 in The GlobeGazette   

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