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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 26, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 26 1949 This Paper Consists of Two One No 248 Big Foreign Aid Battle Faces Senate Debate Centers on Appropriation for 2nd Year of ERP Washington shorttem pered irritable senate waded deeper Monday into a bitter dis pute over the for eign aid program The strain of the long session was beginning to show in the de rate which centered on money for the 2nd year of the European re covery program Senators snapped at each other angrily late Monday over an Issue hat few had thought would cause a ripple The major issues were T7 ATTTrj ttr i Wirephoto CLEANUP sweep up piles of May flies in downtown Muscatine Tuesday morning following a heavy invasion of the insects Attracted by the street lights the flies fluttered around the lamps during their last day of life fell to the street when they died making a thorough cleanup necessary the next morning Dead flies piled on sidewalks and streets make the going hazardous for pedestrians and autos Burlington recently closed 2 bridges temporarily because the dead t flies de stroyed traction until swept up Brannan Cool to Farm Plan Compromise Washington Elmer Thomas DOkla reported that Secretary of Agriculture Brannan cool Tuesday to all ideas of compromise on the secretarys farm plan But Thomas said something still will have to be worked out to keep flexible farm price supports from going into effect at the end of this year Brannan appeared at a long closeddoor session of the senate agriculturecommittee this fore noon but referred reporters to Thomas committee chairman He Brannan did not have any suggestions to make as to a com promise Thomas told reporters iater adding that the senate com mittee must work out some sort of a compromise Last week the house crushed Brarmaivs proposal to let some food and farm prices drop on the with consumers benefit ting while farmers collected treasury subsidies if these ara necessary to maintain farm in come GOP Needles Demos to Set Congress Adjournment Date Washington republicans demanded Tues day an end to the uncertainty over the date for adjournment of congress And if things arent cleared up in a hurry they hinted they may fight any move to keep the senate and house in session after July 31 That is the adjournment deadline fixed by the 1946 congressional organization act I rh O Fined on Charge of Exposure Ferdis E Smith 29 634 Penn sylvania S E vtis fined and costs by Judge M H Kepler ii district court Tuesday on a count attorneys information charging him with indecent exposure Smith paid the fine Maximum penalty on such a charge is up to 6 months in jail or a fine Smith was arrested by Mason City police July 17 in Forest Park after a chase through some shrub Asks Curb on Labor Unions Washington Trust buster Thursman Arnold declared it is a very dangerous thing to peFrmit labor unions to monopolize the labor supply with out any curbs whatsoever He urged that congress take steps to bring unions under the antitrust statutes and let the decide the issue of each case Arnold head of the justice de partments antitrustdivision dur ing the New Deal days and now in private practice in Washing ton outlined his views to the sen ate banking committee The committee at the request of Senator Robertson DVa is looking primarily at the opera tions of the coal industry and the activities of John II Lewis United Mine Workers The miner chief tain last June 30 declared a 3 clay work week for the coal fields which Robertson has called a bold and over act to fix prices and restrict production Arnold said the 3day week was called to create a situation of coal scarcity to place the union in a more favorable position in the next strike Wife Dies After Stove Blast Soldier A 20 year old farm wife and mother of 2 chil dren died in an Onawa hospital Monday night of burns suffered when a can of kerosene she was using to light a kitchen stove ex ploded Monday afternoon The mother Mrs Frank Ray mond of near Soldier was alone in the kitchen at thetime of the explosion Her clothing in flames she ran outside and rolled on the grass to extinguish the fire neigh report and then ran to the Lyle demons home nearby NEW POLIO PATIENT Iowa Akers Iowa Falls is reported in fair con dition after beini admitted to University hospitals as a poliomy elitis patient Kosta Bakas 4 also oC Iowa Falls has been discharged Republican Leader Martin of Massachusetts told reporters he would demand a showdown Wednesday by publicly asking the democratic leadership what it in tends to do Specifcally Martin said he will ask Speaker Rayburn if it is the ntention of the democrats to fol ow the July 31 deadline set in the eorganization act If they dont ntend to follow it Martin will vant to know why and how much onger the session will last Martins question wont take Rayburn by surprise For several veeks the house leaders have been debating whether the reorgaiiiza ion acts provision is binding this because technically the na ion is at war The reorganization act says con ress shall adjourn not later than uly 31 of each year except in ime ofwar or national emergen y or unless congress extends the ession by affirmative action While Rayburn has not publicly disclosed his views those close to represent him as believing hat no extension resolution is nec essary since peace treaties ending he war have not been signed 2 Pedestrians Killed in Iowa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two pedestrians were killed Monday night in separate acci dents in the business sections of 2 Iowa cities Thomas Fitzgerald 85 of Du buque was killed when he was struck by a car in downtown Du Duque Police Captain William Trentz said a car driven by Ger ald Lynch 26 Dubuque struck the elderly man Lynch was not held In Iowa City 5yearold George Lumsden son of Mr and Mrs Ralph Lumsden was killed when run over by an automobile Republicans Move or Arms Aid vet to come The senate voted 8344000 to ceep a congressional watchdog committee checking on recovery spending But not before Majority Leader Lucas of Illinois stirred up a wordy scrap by trying and have the funds cut to On top of this Senator Ellender DLa had his colleagues buzz ing over his report that the Marsh all plan is threatened with failure Because of a reported feeling that Fear for Safety of Key Witness Los Angeles launched a statewide manhunt Tuesday for a key witness in the gangland shooting of mobster Mickey Cohen in fear that he may have met with foul play State Attorney General Fred N Howser said he was much con cerned over Edward Johnsons failure to arrive here since Friday when he was due Johnson is a San Diego Cal sporting goods dealer who sold one of the shotguns which mowed down the dappeer little gang leader and 3 companions on the American policy in Europe is dom swank Sunset Strip early Wednes inated by Great Britain El lender is just back from a trip o Italy where he attended a world health congress He told friends his trip con vinced him Europe cant recover jnless 1 Germany is pulled back to recovery 2 Europe produces goods at prices the people can af ford to pay 3 and currencies are made convertible from one European country to another The rest of Europe is willing to work out stabilized convertible currencies Ellender told a re porter but Britain wont go along d Baruch Says U S Should Buy More i Foreign Products New York Ba ruch said Tuesday on his return from a month in Europe that the United States should buy more of the worlds products with its money irtstead of lending it to for eign governments Baruch commenting on Brit ains financial difficulties said one thing that I noticed about them is that they are spending too much of their time on nationali zation and not devoting their en ergies to production and develop ing their country Theelder statesman declaring he felt fine and appearing in the pink of health spent an hour with reporters and photographers as the Queen Mary docked ay Investigators hoped he could identify pictures of possible sus pects as having bought the gun Howser said Johnson was con tacted last week at Lassen Volcan ic National park where he was vacationing in the bigtimber country of northern California He promised to catch the first bus for Los Angeles and should have been here Friday Howser said Suspect in Numbers Racket Is Tied to Lindbergh Case More Polio Now Than Last Year Des Moines the first time this year the total number of poliomyelitis cases in Iowa has surpassed last years total for the same date The state health department said Tuesday that up to this week 124 cases had been reported On bery Complaints of clothesless windowpeeker had been received by police several times When ap prehended Smith had in his car several pieces of womens under garments which he told police he had taken from clotheslines Man Dies After Auto Collision Cherokee fP Theodore Franks 74yearold Anthon farm er died at a hospital here Monday of injuries suffered when his car and a truck collided near here Sunday night Pinned in the wreckage for 30 minutes Franks suffered a fractured hip and other injuries Franks 15yearold grandson Bob Woods of Sioux City suffered minor injuries and was scheduled to be released from the hospital Monday State Replies to Motion by Dr Rutledge Cedar Rapids a 51page filing the state Tuesday chal lenged the effort of Dr Robert C Rutledge Jr 28 of St Louis to get a new trial in the knifeslay ing of Byron C Hattman In 12 pages of argument and 39 pages of affidavits the state an swered points raised by the de fense as follows 1 The state argued there was no basis for the defense claim that Emil Novotny one of the 12 jur ors who May 28 found Rutledge guilty of 2nd degree murder was prejudiced against the defendant before he ever was chosen for jury duty 2 The state claimed its climac tic demonstration of the way it be lieves Hattman was slain was per fectly proper as an answer to 2 demonstrations conducted by the defense 3 The state asserted its refer ence in closing arguments to the apparently limitless funds pos sessed by the defense was proper as a retaliation to a defense at torneys statement that the state had been spending money like a drunken sailor to convict the young doctor Judge J E Heiserman has set next Monday for the hearing on the defense motion for a new trial If the motion should be overruled following the hearing Dr Rut ledge then will be sentenced 5 Airlines Apply for Parks Route Washington fP Five airlines to date have applied to the civil aeronautics board for midwestern routes certified 2 years ago to Parks Air Lines The CAB said Monday the Chi cago and Southern Air Lines of Chicago had applied Others seek ing the 2800mile 41city route through 8 states including Iowa are MidContinent Air Lines Kansas City Ozark Air Lines Springfield Mo Central Air Lines Oklahoma City and Con tinental Airlines of Denver Parks an East St Louis never began operations firm year there also listed 6 Iowa counties as polio epidemic were 118 cases The department areas There has been a marked in SAME Black flag mean trifflo death in Get 1st Entry for Wheelbarrow Race Dccorah Grothus of Dovenport is the first entry in a wheelbarrow race to be held over the newly completed Locust black top road here Originally set for July 31 the race has been postponed to Aug 7 by Stanley Scar vie the sponsor Iowa Fugitives Are Caught in Missouri Fort Madison fP Warden Percy Lainson of the Fort Madi son state penitentiary said Tues day that 2 prisoners who escaped from the prison last Sunday have been captured at Clayton Mo Warden Lainson said the Clay ton chief of police informed him Tuesday that Jerome Osborne 33 Des Moines and Cecil Adkins 34 Jeellicoe Tenn were captured in the Missouri town Monday night Lainson said the police chief told him the 2 escaped prisoners are being held in connection with a burglary there crease in polio in Iowa in the last 2 weeks Dr Ralph Heeren director of the division of pre ventable diseases said For the week ending last Saturday 45 new cases were reported and the week before that 30 new cases were re ported Prior to that sudden upturn there were about 4 to 8 new cases each week Previously only single cases were being reported from counties scattered over the state Dr Heeren said adding but now epidemic centers have appeared in several communities The counties he listed as epi demic are Calhoun with 7 cases Webster with 10 Hardin with 7 Guthrie with 6 Polk with 7 and Dubuque with 10 He said cases in the other coun ties are scattered with quite a few in and around Cowrie Panora Alden and Iowa Falls Dr Heeren advised keeping away from crowds as much as possible and stressed that adults can carry the virus as well as chil dren New York of 6 men booked here Tuesday in a 3state roundup of an alleged ayear numbers racket ring was identified by police as once prom inent in the Lindbergh kidnap ping case Irving Bitz 16yearold circu lation inspector for the New York Journal American was decribed in the police lineup by Acting Captain Harry Hanley as t h e celebrated Bitz vho was mixed up in the Lindbergh kidnapping Col and Mrs Charles A Lind bergh named Bitz and Salvatore Spitale as go betweens in nego tiating the return of their kid napped baby on March 5 1932 The 2 withdrew from the Lind bergh baby hunt the following April 28 The 6 booked after allnight questioning by District Attorney rank S Hogan and aides dented n the lineup that they partici pated in the alleged racket 9 Arrested Nine persons were arrested Monday in New Jersey and Cin cinnati and 2 were seized here previously Tuesdays batch of ncluding 2 newspaper circulation employes were charged with conspiracy and contriving a lot tery The cheating was done by ma nipulating the reports on the daily totals of the Cincinnati Ohio Clearing House association Dennison Duble secretary of he association was reported to lave admitted he had juggled the figures for a year and a half so that the players normal 1000in 1 chance of winning would be re duced enormously The Cincinnati bank clearing figures were a factor in determin ing the winning numbers on which suckers in many states bet their pennies dimes and dollars Top Figures One of the prisoners Anthonj Strollo alias Tony Bender was described by New York County District Attorney Frank S Ho gan as one of the top underworld figures in the east Strollo was arrested Monday in Cliffside Park N J as the 3 state crackdown hit Duble who was arrested in Cincinnati will be brought to New York to face charges Seven persons were arrested in Newark N J after New York and New Jersey officers raided the alleged headquarters of the racket in a fashionable home 18 Are Killed in Munitions Explosion Toledo Spain explo sion in an army munitions dump Monday midnight killed at least 18 persons and injured 27 The blast at Tarancon 50 miles southeast of Madrid destroyed many houses in the town of 60 000 DIES IN WASHINGTON Fort Dodge H Black former Fort Dodge resident diec last week in Washington D C friends here have learned Black who has lived in Washington since 1918 has been associated with the U S department of agriculture AP Wirephoto NAMED IN NUMBERS Dennison Duble secretary of the Cincinnati Clearing house was named Tuesday toy New York District Attorney Frank S Hogan as having admitted jug gling clearing house figures to make it harder for players to win in a SSOOOOOOO numbers racket Duble was taken into custody in Cincinnati and 7 other persons were arrested in New York and Newark N J Emaciated Bull Swoope Va JP Elmer the bull lost 600 pounds in 21 bull Elmer got trapped in a railroad culvert pipe where hed gone to escape the heat Rock washed up behind him blocking the way out and there Elmer stood for 3 weeks up to his shanks in water Railroad workers found him in the 36inch pipe a mere shadow of himself at an undernourished 300 pounds Around his famished waist they wound a rope hauled away and out came Elmer Elmers astonished owner read ily identified him as the li year old Angus which had disappeared July 1 from his farm where work ers pulled him out Thursday Then he put Elmer on a buildup diet of milk eggs wheat bran cornmeal and other such delectables 2 World Federation Plans Drafted Washington Two dif fering proposals to underwrite world peace with force were drafted for submission to the sen ate Tuesday Chances are slight for consideration of either until after this session of congress Each has the backing of a sub stantial bloc of senators Senator Tobey RN with pledges of support from 13 others led support for a resolution which would declare it American policy to transform the United Nations into a limited world federation with power to enforce peace Sixteen senators headed by Senator Kefauver DTenn backed a proposal to combine the signers of the new North Atlantic Pact into an alliance of free states The 16 senators included Gillette The Kefauver resolution asks the president to call a convention of the treaty nations Kefauver said the idea is to establish real co operation among the Atlantic Pact nations not only in military mat ters but in foreign policy trade currency and other matters A 3rd proposal already is pend7 ing Sponsored by Senator Spark man it would seek to bi pass the Veto power wielded so frequently by Soviet Russia and set up an atomic arms security force to make the U N supreme Hoping for Cut of More Than Half Trumans Proposal Is Greeted by Storm of Criticism by GOP Washington Republican backers of military aid for west ern Europe moved Tuesday to cut by more than hall President Tru mans foreign arms program Greeted with a storm of critic ism the presidents proposal seemed to have headed the bipar tisan foreign policy toward one of its severest tests in congress Senators Vandenberg Riyiich and Dulles RN who have taken active parts in trying to keep that policy alive were ob viously irked that the state de partment had ignored their advice to submit only a token arms pro gram to a congress already fret ting about foreign spending Open to Attack They left themselves open to at tack from GOP colleagues on the ground that the administration seemed to be making cooperation a oneway street Nevertheless the 2 were re ported working with Rep Vorys ROhio on an alternative plan Under it congress might be asked to approve a outlay to forward in surplus military equipment to North At lantic pact signers and make about more available to buy new equipment for them at home and abroad This would be in addition to about to continue arms aid for Greece andTurkey HURT IN ACCIDENT Dubuqne Jameson of Durango was injured Monday night when a log truck he was driving rolled ever several times 5 miles north of Dubuque The accident happened on highway 52 near Sageville Both Sides Reject School Compromise Washington sides in the bitter religious dispute over the Barden aidtoeducation bill Tuesday rejected a compromise move by house leaders Catholic congressmen who ob ject to the Barden bills prohibi tions against the use of federal funds for parochial schools said their objections will not be re moved by passage of a 2nd bill setting up a health program for all school chil dren Supporters of the Barden bill agreed that the fight has gone too far to be settled by halfway measures The health bill which already has passed the senate was ap proved Monday by a house inter state commerce subcommittee Its sponsor Rep J Percy Priest Tenn democratic whip said he expects to bring it before the full committee Wednesday Both Priest and House Demo cratic Leader John W McCor mack Mass had hoped that pas sage of the health would apply to children in both public and parochial would prompt Catholic legislators to call off their drive against the Barden bill The aid to education bill spon sored by Rep Graham A Barden D N Car is now pending before the house labor committee It would authorize an expenditure of a year for federal aid to the nations schools But the measure specifically would with hold federal funds from Catholic and other private schools This prohibition has brought stern criticism from Catholic churchmen notably Francis Car dinal Spellman of New York Last Friday the cardinal denounced Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt as anti Catholic because she said she fav ors the principles of the Barden bill In her newspaper column Mon day Mrs Roosevelt denied the charge The religious dispute which probably has doomed the bill for this year has led to a heated po litical scrap Republicans called a meeting in the office of their house leader Joseph W Martin Jr Mass Tuesday to outline their strategy Should the McCormackPriest compromise fail Rep Hugo S Sims Jr D S Car has filed a petition to take the Barden bill out of the hands of the labor com mittee He wants to bring it to the floor for a vote by the house A check late Monday disclosed however that only 51 house mem bers have signed the Sims peti tion The rules require 218 signa tures before it can become effec tive Barkley Had Swell Time in St Louis Washington President Barkley said Tuesday he had a swell time when he stopped over on a plane flight Sunday for luncheon in St Louis as the guest of an attractive widow Several other persons attended the lunch eon I dont know why people are wondering about it Barkley said adding with a wide smile I violated no law of legisla tion society or propriety and I had a swell time The St Louis GlobeDemocrat reported that guests said the af fair for the vice president was supposed to be sort of secret The lady he came to see is Mrs Carleton S Hadley a St Louis widow whose husband died in 1945 He was a railroad attorney Friends said Mrs Hadley met the vice president in Washington re cently through Clark Clifford of the presidents staff Barkley was on his way back to Washington from Minneapolis He is 71 a widower the amount the president asked Thus the total cash outlay un der the alternative plan would be less than half of the total sought by Mr Truman He also asked the for repair ing packaging and shipping sur plus supplies along with about for new equipment for 8 Atlantic Pact signers Compromise Move This alternate proposal repre sented the first move toward com promising a program that stored a storm of criticism from both democrats and republicans The criticism was heavier in volume than the approval Mr Trumans plan got from administration sup porters when he formally sub mitted it Monday As an example Senator George who has gone along on most of Mr Trumans foreign policy moves charged that an ef fort is being made to stampede congress into quick action The moves that have been made gave an impression of an urgency that is not there the Georgia senator declared A United Press story reported Tuesday that Chairman Tom Con nally of the senate foreign rela tions committee has announced he will introduce the arms aid plan in the senate but said it is wide open for revision SAFE STOLEN Council Bluffs A 400 pound safe containing was hauled away from the Borman Implement company over the weekend In another weekend burglary here a safe containing in checks and an underter mined amount of cash was bat tered open at the Spiegel J R Motor Supply company Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday with a chance of showers Wednesday afternoon Low Tuesday night 60 High Wednesday 86 Iowa Partly cloudy through Wednesday with local thunder showers mostly in afternoon or evening Continued warm and humid except slightly cooler northwest portion Tuesday night Low Tuesday night 6570 northwest 7075 southeast Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 4 to 7 degrees above normal Normal high 89 normal low 65 Quite warm throughout the period ex cept for minor cooling about Friday Rainfall will average onehalf to threequarters of an inch occurring as widely scat tered local thundershowers Wednesday and Thursday and again about Saturday and Sun day Minnesota Fair Tuesday night cooler south and east portions Wednesday partly cloudy and warmer with scattered thunder showers west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tues day Maximum 90 Minimum 68 At 8 a m Tuesday 68 Precipitation 12 YEAR AGO Maximum m Minimum 52   

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