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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 23, 1949, Mason City, Iowa DAILY PAPER NORTH IOWAS EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 23 1949 This Paper Consists Two One No 272 Cannonball Baker Hobo King Go ors Queen Hon to Box Car Myrtle Other pictures on pages 2 and 19 Cannonball Eddie Baker from Portland Ore the man who prepared the 1200 gallons of stew lor the big convention was elected king of the hobos here Tuesday noon He succeeds Hobo Ben Benson who was unable to attend the con vention but sent a wire expressing the hope that a worthy successor be named Box Car Myrtle French of Burlington was elected queen The coronation of the king and queen of hobodom was the climax of a giant celebration here at tended by an estimated 20000 per sons Colorful Parade The program included a colorful parade of floats bands and hobos in which a former king Skeets Simmons and Polly Ellen Pep re tiring queen rode in royal robes in the throne float The new king didnt do much campaigning on election day He was too busy with his job as chef de cuisine for the giant gathering But he had laid his groundwork earlier During most of the sum mer he had been working in the Cole Brothers circus kitchen but quit that job some time ago to be gin distributing match books and talking up the convention King Cannonball received a to tal of 183 votes to 174 for his near est rival John Prevatil Humboldt floating sign painter Scoop shovel Scotty Marshalltown got 154 votes King David received 105 votes and Hotshot Benson citi zenatlarge of North Iowa 109 Skeets Simmons who wrested the crown from Ben in 1946 with drew as a candidate shortly before the balloting started Wins Queen Crown Myrtle French who admits she Is built like a boxcar won the queens crown with little diffi culty getting 260 votes to 180 for Polly Ellen Pep retiring queen and 155 for Sylvia Davis Middle town The new queen says she op erates an advertising business at Burlington has 3 telephones and 2 secretaries and a soft heart for fellow travelers of the road to the extent that she has provided lodg ing for many of them Melchior is her favorite singer The absence of the retiring king Ben was genuinely re gretted here His wire was read by Master of Ceremonies Hank Hook at the election It expressed the hope that a most successful con vention would be held and that worthy persons would be elected to occupy the throne of king and queen the coming year HOBO Queen Polly Ellen Pep left is shown above placing the Crown on the new queen Box Car Myrtle French of Burlington while Emcee Hank Hook right does the honors for the new king Cannonball Eddie Baker of Portland Ore as the hobo convention in Britt came to its climax Tuesday noon Chiang Arrives in Canton for Cabinet Meeting Canton Chi ang KaiShek arrived in Canton Tuesday The Chinese communists prepared to strike into the prov ince holding this nationalist refu gee capital The rumor was that the top na tionalist came here to squelch any move for a local peace with the move which has been ad vocated by some influential per sons Chiang will preside at a meeting of the Kuomintang nationalist party emergency council a sup reme war cabinet which was cre ated during his 8day stay here last month Abandon Plans for Sale of Lansing Bridge Lansing receiver ol the bankrupt Blackhawk Bridge company Tuesday abandoned plans to sell the bridge at public auction after 2 attempts failed to draw a bid W E Albert receiver said no bidders appeared at Mondays public auction He had the same result at a sale in May The bridge has been closed since March of 1945 when the bridge company went bankrupt An ice jam washed out ap proaches to the bridge and it has never been repaired Okay Arms Plan for 5 Nations Senate Committees Delay Decision on Atlantic Pact Aid Washington combined senate committees on foreign rela tions and armed services Tuesday approved of arms aid for Greece Turkey Iran Korea and the Philippines The committees delayed until later this week a decision as to how much military assistance shall be given European members of the Atlantic pact under Presi dent Trumans arms aid program Chairman Connally DTex of the foreign relations committee announced that the combined groups approved 5211370000 for Greece and Turkey and 000 for Iran Korea and the Phil ippines Similar amounts have been ap proved previously by the house which cut in half the 000 asked by the president for European members of the Atlan tic alliance Connally told reporters that the committee also approved amend ments by Senator Smith RN J pledging the United States to exert maximum efforts to provide the United Nations with armed forces and to obtain an agreement or universal regulation and re luction of armament The combined committees acted ns Senator Wherry RNebr came out flatly in opposition to any foreign arms program at this time avs Willing to End Soviet Feud Gave Hunt Army Buying Information Washington Maj Gen Herman Feldman acknowledged Tuesday that he gave James V Hunt information on army buying plans in 1947 but declared it was not confidential and he did not know of Hunts position as a so called 5 per center In the witness chair of a senate investigating committee the sus pended army quartermaster gen eral swore At id time have I abused my position or misused the Influence of my office The short balding officer said too that he welcomed the inquiry and prepared to justify every ac tion I have taken and every de cision I have made Feldman had a long prepared statement the gist of which was that he had done nothing wrong and was motivated at all times by what he believed to be good for the service and for the country Immediately after he finished reading it the hearing was re cessed until Wednesday when he will take the stand for question ing Soldier Says Reds Wanted Him as Spy Vienna Austria UR A self confessed U S army deserter charged Tuesday that the Russian army tried to bribe him to become a soviet spy while holding him for 110 days under abominable con ditions Recruit Donald L May ol Ana heim Cal said the Russians of fered money security and good liviing to him and his girl friends would work for them May who was first picked up by the Russians at the Enns river bridge joining the American and soviet zones of upper Austria was finally released by the Russians after being questioned at great length about American forces and equipment in Austria and Ger many sometimes 2 and 3 times a day The recruit now has been re turned to the antiaircraft unit in Germany he deserted more than 3 months ago the army said Authorities told Mays story as the British said an Austrian doc tor had been subjected to a week of beating by the Russians as an alleged American spy British soldiers and 1000 angry Austrians forcibly seized Dr Carl Sondermann from the Russians in a wild street scene in Vienna Mon day The 34 year old former German who became an Austrian citizen in 1948 reportedly was arrested by the Russians on a German train last week and subjected to a week beatings as an alleged spy GlobeGhetto Photos HOBO PARADE A beautiful parade of floats bands and hobos wound its way through a giant crowd at the annual hobo convention in Britt Tuesday Wife Baby Sits for Children of Rival Chicago Ruth Young said in a divorce suit Monday that her husband had been going out on dates while she had to act as baby sitter for the other womans children The suit against C O Young BO superintendent equipment for the Illinois Central railroad charged cruelty but did not name the alleged rival Mrs Young 58 was awarded temporary judgment of a month for support and a half in terest in oil well property her hus band owns Search for Lost Child Continues Aitkin Minn troops and volunteers were rushed into the forests near here Tuesday to search for a little boy lost in the dnrk and gloomy woods amidst dangerous bears The boy 3yearold Larry Cole m a n vanished Saturday while gathering pine cones with a broth er and sister They and their par ents Mr and Mrs Kenneth Cole man of New Brighton Minn had been visiting here with their grandparents Almost 1000 men aided by bloodhounds and airplanes were searching the swampy woods Most of them were volunteers and vacationers but about 260 were guardsmen from 2i battalions sent to aid the hunt Another busload of volunteers left New Brighton before dawn Tuesday and there was a possibil ity that more guardsmen would be ordered into the search The country was described by a veteran lumberjack as the roughest in Minnesota Bears abound but he said were lucky there have been a lot of berries this year and the bears arenl likely to be very hungry Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy to cloudy Tuesday night and Wed nesday Some chance of local showers Tuesday night Little change in temperature Low Tuesday night 58 to 62 High Wednesday near 85 Iowa Fair with little temperature change Tuesday night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night 58 to 65 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 3 to 5 degrees above the seasonal normal Maximum 83 normal minimum 58 Little change through Friday Cooler Satur day Rainfall will average to i inch as scattered thunder showers Thursday and Friday Minnesota Partly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday Scat tered thunclershowers southeast Tuesday night and northwest Wednesday Cooler northeast Tuesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics of the 24hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Find Wreckage of Airplane Winnipeg Man Royal Canadian air force announced Tuesday a search plrnc has found the wreckage of a plane reported missing in northern Manitoba with 21 persons aboard since Sunday The announcement said there was no sign of life around the craft which had crashed and burned 250 miles northeast of Winnipeg The plane took off from Churchill on Hudson Bay for Winnipeg after an Arctic circle swing to replace outpost weather bureau personnel and to bring sick Eskimos here for hos pitalization The RCAF announcement said a para trooprescue team is pro ceeding to the scene of the crash Aboard the craft were 7 crew members 8 sick Eskimos a Ca nadian press reporter 4 meteoro logical department men and a woman physiotherapist B36s Cost More Than Billion Washington air force gave congress an estimate of Tuesday on the cost of the B36 bomber program The figure came out in testi mony by Lt Gen Edwin W Raw lings in the house armed services committee investigation of the iant atomic bomb carrier Rawlings followed other high air force witnesses who chorused denials that political in luence or corruption had any hing to do with orders for more B36s The subject of cost has come up repeatedly in the investi gation which was set off by com plaints of connections between ligh armed forces officials and the ConsolidatedVultee company nakers of the huge plane Rawlings is comptroller or fi nance man for the air force An early end to the inquiry was indicated with signs pointing to ward a clean bill of health for the air force Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Tuesday 84 fifi 66 04 75 Ecgle Grove Man Dies After Fall Off Ladder Fort Dodge Johnson 73 Eagle Grove died in a hospital here Monday night from injuries suffered in a 20foot fall from ladder Doctors said Johnson suffered a crushed chest and back injuries in the fall while working on a roof Monday Finds Drug No Substitute for Poker Long Beach Cal i from Sula Bell Stimson the gam bling grandmother of Gardena glutamic acid is no substitute for poker Mrs Stimson 49 has been un dergoing medical treatment un der court order to curb her crav ing for cards She had undergone a personality change from a nor mal housewife to a gambling ad dict Two months ago the treatment was pronounced 40 per cent ef fective by Dr Marcus Crahan county jail physician and t he woman was released to her fam ily Monday she was in court again on the same old passing worthless checks to fi nance her gambling in nearby Gardena where poker is legal Superior Judge Fred Miller con tinued the case for a week while he talks it over with Dr Crahan It was Crahan w h o originally suggested glutamic acid might re store the housewifes normal per sonality The grayhaired woman asked the court to restore the shots and added that it was due to her own neglect that they hadnt been continued after her release on probation Glutamic acid a protein brain food was given to her by Dr Crahan to restore her sense of responsibilil3r It tends to make up for deficiencies in the cranial system and has been used with some success in cases similar to AP Wlrepholo ENROUTE TO DEATH HOUSE to a guard Ray mond Fernandez 34 convicted lonely hearts slayer leaves the courtroom in New York Monday for the death house at Sing Sing prison Earlier he and his part ner Mrs Martha Beck were sentenced to die in the electric chair for the murder of Mrs Janet Jay Albany last Jan uary Steals Car in Front of Police Station Charles City auda cious thief won nn A1 for effort by taking a car parked directly across the street from the police station here in broad daylight Monday afternoon Fellow employes of the vehicles owner Julian Peterson Charles City saw the car being driven away and sounded the alarm Al though police took off in pursuit the car and the thief disappeared No report of the missing vehicle has yet been received by police Mrs Perle Mesta Arrives in France France Mrs Perle Mesta U S minister to Luxembourg arrived Tuesday on the liner America She left for Paris by automo bile Her chauffeur was to follow in another car with her of 17 pieces Mrs Mcsla planned to go to Luxembourg Wednesday Recover Body From Des Moines River Des Moines fire de partment rescue squad Monday puiied the body of a man identi fied as Grover Fuller 64 a dish washer from the Des Moines river Witnesses told rescuers that Fuller was seen hanging by the tip of his fingers from the Uni versity avenue bridge a few sec onds before he dropped into the water and drowned Dangerous Convicts Flee From Prison Parchman Miss i v e highly dangerous escaped con victs fled Tuesday from police and state troopers who blocked roads guarded bridges and stopped trains in their pursuit The 5 used a series of stolen cars to get away from the state penitentiary here after stripping and disarming a trusty who wac guarding their work detail They broke into a home and changed prison garb for civilian clothes then continued a flight that was believed taking them to a Mississippi river crossing into Arkansas Deputy Prison Warden Hugh Craig said an unconfirmed report placed the men between Boyle and Benoit Miss early Tuesday morning They were thought heading for Greenville Miss where one of them has a sister and possibly from there into Ar kansas The bridge at Greenville was placed under heavy guard The convicts were listed as A B Burgess 31 Belzoni Miss serv ing life for armed robbery Noah son Walters 26 Biloxi Miss life for murder Richard Emory 21 Tyrzona Ark life for armed rob bery William McLaughton 22 Onania Miss 6 years for attempt ed robbery and Thomas E Lane 25 Houston Texas 4 years for grand larceny Send New Letter to Russians Claim Pressure Has No Effect on New Policy Belgrade Yugoslavia ex pressed willingness Tuesday night to reach a settlement with Russia on all disputed questions be tween the 2 feuding countries In a new note to the soviet gov ernment Yugoslavia told Moscow that Premier Marshal Tito was willing to end the bitter fight with the kremlin At the same time Yugoslavia served a stern warning to Russias rulers to keep their hands off the internal affairs of this Balkan communist country 1st Cooling Word The note was the first cooling word in a war of words that had become white hot in the past 2 weeks It was the 7th note in an exchange between Belgrade and Moscow Yugoslavia formally expressed her readiness to approach the so lution of all disputed questiona with the USSR in accordance with and in the spirit of the in ternational obligations undertaken by both governments There was no immediate indi cation of what Moscows reaction would be to this extension of the olive branch Tito has been at odds with the kremlin for 14 months Expel Tito The Moscowdirected comin form communist international in formation bureau expelled Tito and his Yugoslav communists for nationalistic deviations from what Russian leaders regard as ortho dox communism The Russians have called on the Yugoslavs to overthrow Tito if he did not change his policy Tito has maintained his position however There was no attitude of knee bending in Tuesdays Yugoslav note however It stated The Yugoslav government un derlines that no pressure from the outside has so far had any effect on her internal policy or will it have in the future Clark to Be Sworn In as Justice Wednesday Washington C Clark will be sworn in as an associate justisc of Wednesday the supreme court 1 p m The oath will be administered at the white house by Chief Justice Vin son One hour later Senator J How ard McGrath DR I will be sworn in as attorney general suc ceeding Clark in the great hall cC the justice department Chief Justice Vinson also will adminis ter this oath Eats Also Come Back San Francisco like the swallows of Capistrano re turn every spring to their favorite belfries Studies by Dr Robert T Orr of the California Academy of Sciences show that bats go back to the same attic barn or belfry they vacated in the fail Charles Cityan Dies While Repairing Roof Charles City Hubert Bert West 79 suffered a heart attack while repairing the roof of his new home at 1103 Court street and died in a few minutes at a m Tuesday He was about to descend the ladder when the stroke came Firemen worked with the pul motor but were unable to revive him He was a retired machinist working for the Moss Machine company more than 50 years He was also a member of the volun teer fire department Iowas Polio Death Toll Stands at 32 Des Moines Iowas 1949 polio death toll rose to 32 Tuesday with the death at a Sioux City hospital of Frank J Zink 22 Sioux City The toll was 11 at this time last year Dennis Winger t 8 Tipton Iowa son of Mr and Mrs Wally Wing ert died at midnight in Univer sity hospitals Iowa City In Dubuque Wayne Beresford 5 son of Mr and Mrs Arnold Beresford of Dubuque died Mon day at a hospital It was the 3rd death of the current season in that city Seven more polio cases were re ported Tuesday in Des Moines The new patients were Kath leen Peterson 5 of Lakota Irwin Schmidt 3 of Audubon Jack Pe terson 4 of Adair Dorothy Akers 13 of Brayton David Weaver 12 of Des Moines Wayne Hill 3 of Murray and William L Mogle 20 of Iowa Falls Escapes by Hair Boston acquitting 71yearold Aaron Zideman who was accused of hiding betting slips behind his footlong beard Municipal Judge Frank W Toma scllo told defense counsel This is one case you have won by a whisker DIES OF INJURIES Crcston L Henry 69 a horse buyer of Creston died in a Crcston hospital Monday of injuries suffered in a 2car colli sion north of Greenfield Aug 10 Crash Fatal to Austin Woman Fort Dodze Cora Da vison 63 of Austin Minn died early Tuesday at Mercy hospital here of burns she suffered in an auto accident Sunday east of here Her mother Mrs Almeda Davi son 84 also burned in the acci dent was reported in fair condi tion by hospital attendants Tues day The 2 women visited friends in Webster City Sunday and were returning to Fort Dodge where they had been staying with rela tives Miss Davison who was driving apparently lost control of the car which overturned in a ditch and caught fire PANAMA PRESIDENT DIES Panama Panama Domingo Diaz Arosemena of Pan ama died Tuesday He was 74 SAME If Black rir meant trafrio death la put 24 hours
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