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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 19, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOR S VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lense Wires Five Cunts a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 19 1940 This Paper Consists Two One No 269 AP Wirephoto THE LAST an officer 2nd from right holds up a portable light another policeman 2nd from left fires a final shot at Ernest Craig 28 as he makes a futile attempt to escape from his home after a 3hour gun battle Craig a Negro was wanted for shooting a child After police set fire to his house on the west side Craig at tempted an escape from a 2ndstory window through this 18inch passageway center between his house and the neighboring home The policeman at left carries a shield Gunman Killed After Standing Off 125 Police for 3 Hours Chicago barricaded Negro stood off 125 police men in a 3hour gun battle Thursday night before they set fire to his home then riddled him with bullets as he at Green Ruler of Ku Klux Klan Dies Atlanta heart attack fowvfnj 4 Thursday night kiUed Imperial tempted to escape Wizard Samuel Green the fanati cal ruler of the Ku Klux Klan There was no doubt however that the Klan would carry on though minus the energetic lead ership of the 59yearold physi cian with the Hitlerlike mus tache A leading Ku Kluxer here said the board of directors probably would meet next week to name a successor to the raspvoiced little man who breathed a spirit of re surgency into the invisible em pire 31 Years in Klan Though Dr Green had been a Klansman for 31 years his family asked that the fact be omitted from his obituary At the time of his death Dr Greens passion for preaching white supremacy had made him a target for aroused newspaper editors and public officials They feared the Klan might ride to power again on prejudice as it did in the decade of the 1920s and become once more a powerful political factor in the south Persecuted Angrily and bitterly Dr Green He was wanted for shooting a child during the battle the sieged Negro Ernest Craig Senate Group Faces Farm Bill Battle Washington fP A battle in the senate agriculture committee over farm legislation for next year declared he cuted was being perse Green was a native of Atlanta He attended EmoryatOxford Ga and the Eclectic Medical col lege at Cincinnati Ohio He is sur vived by his widow 2 sons Sam uel Jr and Alfred and a daugh ter Virginia Funeral services were set ten tatively for Saturday Girl 6 Dies in CarTrain Crash came to the surface Friday Chairman Elmer Thomas D Okla announced that he would support a oneyear extension of the present highlevel wartime price supports The house has passed a bill that would do this Previously Senator Anderson DN former secretary of agriculture had listed Thomas as one of a group of 7 senators both democrats and republicans favor ing a compromise flexible price support bill But Thomas in a statement Fri day disclosed that Secretary of Agriculture Bran nan had raised objections to the Anderson com promise As a result Thomas said he will recommend to the full agriculture committee another years exten sion of the present support pro gram at 90 per cent of parity Storm Lake of a Bancroft 4th car and a freight locomotive Thursday night resulted in the death of a 6 year old girl She was Karen Ringold daugh ter of Mr and Mrs Harold Ring old of Maryville Mo Highway Patrolman Thomas Soppeland said the Ringold car struck the northbound Milwaukee railroad engine at a crossing on highway 71 near Trucsdale 6 miles north of here The girl was asleep oh the back seat of the car Soppeland said She died at a Storm Lake hospital 3 hours later Ringold 39 was reported in se rious condition at the hospital Mrs Ringold suffered lacerations but was reported not seriously hurt High School Senior Wins Plowing Contest Cherokee Wairen der 18 Quimby high school sen ior won the Pilot Rock national plow terracing contest Thursday Lester Lutz of Omaha finished 2nd William Muecke Hinton finished 3rd and Donald Jahnke The state plow terrace match was won by John Woostcr of Mapleton Floyd Blakety of Hnr lan was 2nd and Robert McCaffrez Denison 3rd Announce 100000 Guardsmen in Camp Washington national guard announcer Friday that its summer field training program hit its peak last week with more than 100000 guardsmen in camp It said by the end of the sum mer 285000 army and 85000 nir record will have taken summer training bc 28 continued firing from windows with 2 revolvers and a rifle Police soured hundreds of bullets and tossed about 200 tear gas bombs nto the 2story frame house be fore they applied the torch Slides to Ground As the flames spread into the upper story Craig went out a tory window and slid to the ground in an 18inch passageway between his corner home and the neighboring house Police spotted him and immedi ately opened fire with 4 machine guns At least 50 bullets hit Craig A first attempt to force Craig out of the building by fire failed The officers tossed flares into the front of the building and as the blaze began to spread a detail of White House Source Aids Senate Probe Senator McCarthy Says Information Is From High Office s Washington Mc Carthy RWis said Friday that senate fi per center investigators are getting iniormation about the activities ot Maj Gen Harry 11 Vaughan from sources very close to the president McCarthy said the data also is coming from persons very close Vaughan in the white house Vaughan is President Trumans army aide McCarthy is a member of the special senate subcommittee checking on whether improper in fluence has figured in the han dling of government business Vaughans name has bobbed up almost every clay at the inquiry Senator Munclt RS an other committee member is seek ing to link a flying trip to Paris in 1945 by 3 agents of a Chicago perfume firm with that companys gift of home freezers to Vaughan McCarthy declined io elaborate on his statement to newsmen about the reported source of some of the committees information on the general He said only We are getting leads and formation on Vaughans activities from sources very close to the president and to Vaughan in the white house 35 Servicemen Escape Drowning as Plane Crashes St Johns Nfld U S air force transport plane carrying 35 returning Berlin airlift mem bers skidded off a runway at Htir mon Field Thursday into St Georges Bay giving everybody a wetting but resulting in no injur ies Reports from Stephenville said the planes occupants scrambled onto rafts and into dinghies and that all made shore safely Clarion Woman Polio Patient DCS Moines JP Mrs Glen Loux 39 of Clarion was the only new polio patient reported Friday in Des Moines hospitals Hospitals here reported 5 new patients Thursday They are Jack C Clark 7 of Mason City Gail policemen moved into the buildiSloss 11 months of Guthrie Cen mg They were forced back by ter Janice Hensen 10 also of bullets from Craigs guns Firemen doused the blaze and more gas bombs were thrown in but Craig stubbornly continued the fight and taunted police to come in and get me Fire Destroys House The 2nd fire was started about a half hour later and it was allowed to destroy the house Two policemen were wounded in the exchange of bullets Detective Marshall Pidgeon 51 was shot twice in the back and once in an ear Detective Lloyd Nebcrgall 46 was wounded in the forehead Their wounds were described as not critical Three other officers suffered minor bullet wounds The gun battle started after Craig had accidentally wounded 2 year old Drake Atkins in a wild frenzy of 2gun shooting Two hundred thousand farms in Ohio have larg est amount of rural electrification in the nation Guthrie Center and Thomas Fein berg 4 of Ames The last 2 named vyerc listed as acute bulbar pa tients The 5th victim Leonard Tonhouse 28 of Buncombe was listed as a possible bulbar polio patient 2 North iowans Treated for Polio Iowa North Iowans were listed as iJw active polio cases at Unirlisily hospitals Fri day morning They arc Adrian Strand 3 son of Walter Strand Decorah Dennis Stoddard 4 son of Le land Stoddard North wood CLAYTON RESIGNS Washington 7P William L Clayton former undersecretary of state resigned Friday as alternate U S governor or the world bank and international monetary fund Kill in ne Crash Back Request for Spangler to Quit Post Iowa City stale central committees request for the resig nation of GOP National Commit teeman Harrison Spangler was backed up by Johnson county re publicans Thursday night The Johnson county group adopted a resolution stating that with full appreciation of the serv ice of Harrison Spangler we ap prove the recent Iowa state re publican central committee action in suggesting that Mr Spangler resign as republican national committeeman from Iowa Bob Osmundson Iowa City chairman of the Iowa state republicans and Bill Morrison Iowa City Iowa delegate to the 1948 national convention both urged Spanglers resignation The action was the first taken by any organized group since the state central committee suggested Spanglers resignation Aug 6 at Clear Lake during governors day celebrations The meeting voted against hav ing a grass roots farm meeting in Johnson county prior to the state republican farm conference ii Ames Sept 12 AP Wirephoto CHECKING 5 PER CENTER Joseph R McCarthy and KarlE Mundt RS look over 66 pages of testimony which was received Monday by the senate subcommittee investigating 5 per center activitiesThe testimony was released Thursday after President Truman called on the public to judgment on his military aide GenHarry Vaughan until the general has a chance to tell his side of the story Goes fo Senate After House Slash Washington by the house the admin istrations foreign arms aid program looked to the senate Friday for gentler treatment The program was slashed and hedged in with restrictions before the house passed Thursday night by a vote of 238 to 122 It marked a bad beating for President Trumans congressional forces Despite their entreaties a 50 per cent cut was imposed on the earmarked to help western European nations resist possible soviet aggression Con gress could decide to appropriate the rest of the funds next year On top of that the house de creed that at least half of the sup plies sent abroad must be carried in ships flying the American flag The lawmakers also tightened up a prohibition agninst using United States troops for other than non Korea and the Philippines and it beat back amendments to 1 Add for China and other southeastern Asia areas 2 charge the western European allotment against the current U S military appropriation 3 with hold funds from Britain as long as Ireland remains partitioned 4 ban the use of U S troops for any purpose under the program and 5 require the president to chan nel production into areas suffer ing from acute unemployment problems combatant duty in connection with the program But the house granted lie full LOOKS WRONG WAY Seattle G Harris Edmonds Wash was driving more than 70 miles an hour Thursday trying to outdistance a state patrolman He glanced over iiis shoulder to see how he was the president wanted doing and crashed afiainsl toe for aid to Greece and Turkey and the lie asked for Iran of a sheriffs car Harris was cited for negligent driving SAME Mk tlftf meant ruffle death In put 21 bouri AMA to Hold Health Bill Discussions Chicago UR The American Medical association announced Friday that it will hold a series of round table discussions with the press and radio about the AMAs campaign against com pulsory health insurance We hope to stimulate lively and candid discussion and no questions will be barred which relate to the issue of AMAs policies Dr George F Lull sec retary and general manager said The first meeting will be held at Washington D C next Mon day A 2nd meeting is scheduled to be held in New York Aug 29 Subsequent meetings in major cities are planned the AMA said Prominent publishers editors authors and columnists have been invited to the Washington meet ing The purpose of this and subse quent meetings is to engage in a frank discussion of the American Medical associations position on compulsory health insurance the AMA said 9 Survivors Are Injured Seriously Plane Wreck 40 Miles Away Brings Death to 3 More Manchester England Twentythree persons were re ported killed Friday in the crash of a British European Airways plane in the fogshrouded moor lands of Yorkshire The 9 survivors among the 29 passengers and 3 crew members were reported seriously injured The airliner caught fire after crashing only a few miles from the Lancashire border on a flight from Belfast nothern Ireland to Manchester Soon afterward a 2nd plane a light British Proctor crashed in a cornfield 40 miles away All 3 oc cupants were killed The plane was on a test flight from Yeadon airfield in the west riding of York shire Ambulance crews carried the survivors of the BEA airliner crash on stretchers 3 miles across marshland to the Oldham infirm army in Lancashire just across the border from Yorkshire Royal air force squads from Buxton raced to the crash scene and used walkietalkie mobile radios for communication in the foggy treacherous moorlands and craggy nearby hills The plane was descending through dense fog and cloud for a landing at Manchesters Ring way airfield when it suddenly lost radio contact It crashed only a few minutes flying time from its goal Mediapolis Farmer Killed in Accident Mediapolis Iowa James Wagler 27 who lived on a farm near Mediapolis was in stanly killed early Friday morning when the motorcycle he was rid ing was struck by an auto driven by Jack Woodruff 21 Mediapolis route 2 According to Iowa Highway Patrolman Tom Simpson the car and motorcycle were both heading north Woodruff told investigators he was driving through a fine mist of rain and the visibility was poor June was named goddess of marriage after Juno MASON CITY TROOPS FIRE Troops of Company H 3rd battalion 133rd in fantry of the Iowa national guard from Mason City fire the 81 mm mortar while in field train ing at Fort Leonard Wood Mo The men will re turn this weekend after the 2wecks encamp ment Bad weather at DCS Moincs forced Gov William S Beardsley to cancel plans to fly here Friday to review troops of the 3Ith division He wiil he represented by Brig Gen Charles Grahl Iowa adjutant general Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Considerable cloudi ness Friday night Partly cloudy and cool Saturday Low Friday night 55 High Saturday 75 Iowa Clearing and cooler Friday night Saturday fair and pleas ant Low Friday night 6065 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures for the next 5 days will average near normal and rainfall will average J to 3 of an inch Pleasantly cool over the weekend with showers like ly Saturday night or Sunday Little temperature change Mon day through Wcdnsday with no further rain indicated Normal high near 84 normal low near 60 Minnesota Generally fair with little change in temperature Fri day night and Saturday but some cloudiness in extreme vast IN MASON CITY GiobcGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Friday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 82 60 67 85 46 Sharp Curbs on Quiz Shows Are Announced Washington The federal communications commission Fri day announced sharp curbs on radio prize programs The commission said that ef fective Oct 1 it will invoke new rules under which it will refuse licenses or renewal of licenses to broadcasters following a policy or practice of advertising lotteries or offering prizes dependent in whole or in part upon lot or chance The action regarded as reaching many cash and merchandise give away programs now on the air grows out of an investigation in progress for more than a year The proposed regulation was fought vigorously by most of the radio industry on grounds that the FCC lacks authority to censor program content The commissions reply was that it is empowered to forbid the use of the air for promoting a lottery The commission said in Fridays order covering standard FM and television stations that whether a given program violates the lottery section of the communications act depends on the facts of each case It was announced that 3 mem bers of the commission now away from Washington did not take part in the decision Thus the matter was considered by a bare quorum of 4 members of the 7member FCC With one dissent the new rules were adopt ed by 3 members Justin Miller president of the National Association of Broadcast ers announced sharp disagree ment with the commissions rul ing Miller expressed the hope that it will be quickly tested in court It has been estimated that from in merchandise and cash mostly merchandise is given away annually on the 4 ma jor networks alone ABC TO TAKE RULING OF FCC INTO COURTS New York American Broadcasting Co announced Fri day it will immediately test in the courts the legality of the ruling of the federal communications com mission on radio giveaway pro grams A statement said No changes will be made in the ABC programs as a result of the FCC regulation We feel certain that appropriate injunctive relief will be granted to the radio industry and to the many interested advertisers as a result of the litigation which ABC will begin immediately Indians In the United Slates were given citizenship on June 2 1921   

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