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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 26, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                DAILY PAPER NORTH IOWAS EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Prest and United Press Full Lease Wires Flvt Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 26 1949 This Paper Consists of Two AP SURF IN FRENZY AS HURRICANE NEARS driven by high winds bursts against theshore in Miami Beach Fla Thursday night dousing passing automobiles as a hurricane approaches southern Florida Dam Creek in Search for Child McGregor Minn bull dozer roared into action Friday damming a creek in the search for 3 year old Larry Coleman Minnesota national guard offi cers said the barrier was being thrown up a last resort in the hunt for the tot missing since he started to pick up pine cones on his grandparents farm 30 miles north of here last Saturday Lt Col William Johnson com mander of the remaining 100 troopers said the dam would clear of water an area of 14 square miles If we dont find any trace of Larry in this operation it seems futile tocontinue the search said Johnson Hurricane Off Florida Coast Brings Drowning to Small Boy Miami Fla hurricane edged up to the south Florida coast Friday leaving one death in its wake as it whirled past Miami An unidentified boy was reported drowned at Miami as he tried to retrieve a boat torn loose by 48mile winds The storm containing winds up o 120 miles an hour was centered only a few miles offshore near Fort Lauderdale and progressing steadily westnorthwestward A noon advisory said the tem pest packed with 120 mile an lour winds and fierce rains was expected to pass inland near Fort Yugoslavia May Seek UN Ruling Tito Warns Russia Against Meddling in Countrys Affairs Belgrade Yugoslavia Wellplaced communist sources said Friday that Yugoslavia may seek to bring Russia before the United Nations if Moscow contin ues its meddling in Yugoslav in ternal affairs These sources said the final par agraphof the last Yugoslav note to the kremliri referring to in ternational obligations towhich both countries were committed was a direct reference to the UN charter However they said Marshal Ti to is awaiting Moscows next move in the present war of nerves and will not make any move toward the UN unless the situation be comes worse Many diplomats also interpreted the final paragraph of the Yugo slav note as an indirect warning that Tito is prepared to bring the whole question before world pub lic opinion However some thought that the Yugoslav government might choose the international court an adjunct to the UN to adjudicate that part of the dispute dealing with 31 soviet citizens under arrest here on charges of espionage Maragon Refuses to Reply to Questions I ij Heavy Rains Cornetp Fire ExBomber Pilot Takes VFW Helm Miami Fla war II veterans held all top offices in the national Veterans of Foreign Wars Friday with a former bomber pilot in top position Clyde A Lewis 36 of Platts burg N Y advanced by acclama tion from senior vice commander to commander in aroutine move Charles C Rails 45 Seattle Wash moved into his vacant place By UNITED PRESS Heavy rains came to the aid of fire fighters in the western forests Friday but a blaze in ithe Payette National forest of IdaKo swept out of control over 2000 acres of woods The toll of dead among the vol unteers rangers and foresters mounted to 20 as they fought to save thetimber that was badly needed for Americas homebuild ing program Forests also were in extremely dangerous condition in Maine New Hampshire and Massachu setts Piles leaves fall ing from trees because of ap proaching autumn increased the danger Less than twotenths of an inch of rain was expected throughout New England through resulted in a majority vote for Frank C Hilton 41 Womelsdorf Pa He is in line to become commander in 1952 Hilton defeated Merton B Tice bfMitchell S Dak also World war II vet after a heated floor debate TheVFW chose Chicago as its 1950 convention city by 4771 to 3719 over the bid of Atlantic City Lauderdale later Friday after noon It is about 65 miles offshore Low flying black clouds and dismal showers heralded the temp est along 130 miles of coastline from Vero Beach to Miami Black and red hurricane flags flapped from Vero Beach to Miami and around huge Lake Okeecho bee Everywhere in the famed resort area hurricanewise property owners in bathing suits boarded Yugoslavia Oil Refinery Is Set Afire Trieste larg est known oil refinery was set afire by saboteurs Thursday and was still ablaze Friday according to reliable reports reaching here Informants said the fire broke out simultaneously in 4 places in the Romsa refinery in Fiume which Yugoslavia received from Italy under the peace treaty They said the Fiume fire bri gade and Yugoslav troops were battling to bring the blaze under control but that it appeared the fire would continue for anothei 48 Letters to Oliver Plant a Mystery Charles City Citys whodunit in the union juris dictional field after 3 months re mains a mystery the Charles City Press said Friday No person or group has stepped forward to admit writing a pur ported communist party letter to workers at the Oliver corporation plant here the paper said It con tinued Peace officers blamed the letter for a disturbance May 4 after the United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers of America won an elec tion to determine the bargaining agent at the plant Deny Authorship Authorship of the letter has been denied by representatives of 2 by the United Au tomobile Workers FEs rival with in the congress of industrial or ganizations Now communist head quarters in New York City dis claims it An inquiry by the Daily Press addressed directly to communist headquarters brought a denial The reply was made by Miss Bet ty Garnett assistant organization secretary of the party The letters mailed to the plant described as a in a copy of a i down potential debris Small boats scurried for coven Refugees from lowlands poured into Red Cross shelters in Palm Beach next Wednesday California forestry officials hoped to control a 6500 acre fire in the Stanislaus National forest Six hundred men were attempt ing to contain the blaze Hard rains over Yellowstone National park helped crews trying to mop up 4 big fires that rav aged portions of the vacationland Superintendent Edmund B Rodg had helped ers said the rains immeasurably The rain gave little help how ever in the Payette National for est where fires have ravaged 26 000 acres of the nations finest timber Eight hundredmen finally beat down spot fires that persisted in SouthDakota where the Black Hills National forest suffered its worst blaze in 10 years this week Membersyof House Off on Vocation Washington mem bers headedhomeward Friday for a 25day the approval of the senate The house members wont return until Sept 21 except for a hand ful who will remain here to con duct formal no business sessions twice a week Those are necessary because the senate would not agree to an outright adjournment The holiday was voted amid cheers Thursday in a simple reso lution after members got tired of waiting for the senate to approve a joint measure That would have permitted house adjournment without informal sessionsin the meantime The senate is unable to leave Washington because it has more work than it can handle Rush Injured Girl to Hospital in Des Moines Moines 3yearold girl seriously injured when she was run over by an auto was resting at Raymond Blank hos pital Friday after an auto race under police escort from Fort Dodge Highway Patrolman Joe Dixon organized the escort Thursday night after doctors at the Fort Dodge hospital recommended the child Patricia Vader be brought to Des Moines for treatment Patricia suffered a skull frac ture and lacerations when a car Dixon said was driven by a neigh bor John Pendergast struck her while Pendergast was backing out of a garage near the childs home in Sac City ago a Yugoslay government official warned Yugo slav workers to beware of sabo tage by agents of the kremlin and the cominform The warning was issued after 3 unexplained train wrecks and a disastrous fire that broke out in the largest ship of the Yugoslav merchant marine in Dalmatian waters A Morganatic marriage occurs between a person of royal family and a commoner Night Club Razed by Morning Blaze Charles early Friday morning completely destroyed a night club which was being built for Ralph and Clair Wright brothers at the west edge of the city on highways 18 and 218 The loss is estimated at between 000 and The framework of the new building was completed and the roof was on when the blaze start ed about 3 a m in a manner un determined The damage as yet unestimated will reach well into the thousands A year and a half ago a night club burned while under con struction just west of this city A state fire marshal was making an investigation Friday workers were crude forgery letter enclosed Makes Inauiry Miss Garnett explained the or iginal of the copy had been sent earlier to Miss Arlene B Menzie president of FE local 222 here Miss Menzie is an effort to determine authorship of the letters mailed to the workers had made an inquiry similar to that of the press Henry Winson one of 11 com munists on trial in New York City told a representative of the letters were forged and related that it had been so The Daily Worker communist newspaper The letters bore the typewritten name of Winston and his title Organization Secy Communist Party U S A at the bottom but were unsigned Dies After Fall Out of Window Davenport James Kerrigan 70 Davenport died early Friday of injuries suffered when she fell 13 feet from a hall way window in her home Thurs AJ Wlrephoto MARAGON Maragon Wash ington mystery man smokes a cigaret as he testifies Fri day before the senate investigating committee in its 5 per center probe He spent most of his time refusing to answer questioning on advice of his counsel Myron G Ehrlich 6 Sailors I Civilian Lose Lives in Submarine Blast Washington navy submarine crewmen and a civilian technician lost their lives and 84crewmen were rescued Friday when the submarine Cochino exploded and burned iii Arctic waters day night Police said Mrs Kerrigans daughter Dumyna found her mother lying on the ground under the window They said Mrs Ker rigan had been ill for 2 days be fore the fall The 6 navy men were attached to the IJ S S Tusk a sister submarine which rescued the Cochinos crew The civilian who was not immediately identified was the only one lost aboard the Cochino The sunken submarine equipped with a snorkel an un derwater breathing tube which enabled it to remain submerged for long periods of time The explosion occurred in the Cochinos battery room and was followed by fire A lieutenant and 5 of the Tusks enlisted men were swept from her deck by heavy seas during the rescue of the Cochinos crew The Tusk with the rescued men aboard is heading for the Nor wegian port of HammerfastThis is the nearest port where medical assistance can be obtained On Stand in Probe of 5 Per Centers Accountant Tells of Bank Deposits of in 5 Years Washington JP John Mara gon Friday refused to answer questions at the senate 5 per cent er inquiry on the ground that my answer might tend to incrim inate me The GreekAmerican had tak en the witness chair after an ac countant testified that Maragon made bank deposits of 60861 during a 5 year period in which he has said his income was only around Maragon a mystery man about town in Washington simply wouldnt talk at all He would not even say when asked by Chairman Hoey DN whether he had testified before the committee behind closed doors July 28 Maragon did testfy at that time Release Transcript The committee ha s since re leased a transcript of his testi mony Among other things Mar agon swore then that he had nev er received any payments for ne gotiating business with govern ment agencies Friday Hoey asked him if he had not given such testimony Maragon1 said with a slight ac cent I refuse to answer on ad vice of counsel on the ground that my answer might tend to incrimi nate me A He gave the same answer when Hoey if he had not testified m privatesessionH other1income in LEGIONNAniES FINED Des Moines Ameri can Legion post officers from Le Mars were fined each Thurs day on speeding charges growing out of an auto race in downtown Des Moines during the recent Iowa American Legion conven tion They are William R Rus ter 30 and William B Dull The submarines had been en gaged in cold watertraining ex ercises in the Arctic They leftthe U S naval submarine base at New London Conn on July 8 jLhe had no 1946 and DIES OF INJURIES DesMoines Clarence Slama 42 of Moorland died of injuries suffered in a highway ac cident the state department reported Friday Slamas tractor ran off the road 6 miles southwest of Moorland last Saturday the de partment said adding that Slama died the same day INJURIES FATAL Davenport Henry Stahl 46 Dewitt died in Mercy hospital Friday as a result of injuries in curred Thursday night when the automobile he was driving over turned in a cornfield miles west of Eldridge Miss Lucille Rand 17 also of Dewitt was injured McMahon Says Atonjic Group Probe Closed Washington UR Chairman Brien McMahon DConn acting on his own initiative has formally closed his joint congressional atomic energy Committees inves tigation into the operations of the atomic energy commission The was prompted by the charge of Senator Bourke B Hickenlooper RIowa that Com mission Chairman David E Lil ienthal1 was guilty of incredible mismanagement of the whole atomic program MeMahon closed the investiga tion Thursday night He said he found itximpossible to get a quor um of committee members to gether to clear up a few minor details left hanging when the pub lic hearings were concluded last I feel that the committee has already done its job and done it thoroughly he said McMahon said however that the committee has yet to prepare its formal report to congress on the inquiry It was expected that the report will clear Lilienthal and his iellow commissioners of the mismanagement charges fUf mtant IB put U Polio Pattern Shows Shift in Iowa Counties Des Moines IP Except for Guthrie county there is ashift in progress in the matter of the Iowa counties with the worst polioout breaks The state health department said Friday the number of cases has increased steadily but not sharply recently in Howard Palo Alto Kossuth Story and Des Moines counties Meanwhile a steady decline is the trend in Dubuque Hardin Websterand Calhoun counties Those alongwith Guthrie have been the counties with the great est number of cases Howard county has reported 5 cases Palo Alto 8 Kossuth 5 Des Moines 12 and Story quite a few all in the last few weeks Guthrie county reported 4 cases last week while Dubuque Hardin Webster and Calhoun counties have shown Fake Doctor Takes From Patient Rochester Minn fake doctor with a cheery bedside manner was sought by police Fri day for robbing one of his pa tients of Detective Fitzpatrick said the confidence man told a nurse at Marys hospital that he was there to assist at an emergency appendectomy The nurse directed him to a surgeons dressing room where he took a surgeons gown and rifled 3 doc tors wallets Fitzpatrick said Then the man went to the Kahler hotel donned the gown and went through the hospital rooms on the hotels top 2 floors In one room he told from Indianapolis to roll over so he could examine his back He took a wallet containing the MCOfrom a drawer while the man raced the wall Your back looks okay to me he assured his victinxas he left Several other patients reported he talked intelligently about their ailments and one was told your case is the most interesting Ive seen in the Mayo clinic He prescribed abath for another man and then prepared the tub Police said that the robber checked out of the hotel the same night and that they have no clues as to his identity 1947 beyond certain sums which had been mentioned Advises Client Maragons lawyer Myron G Ehrlich broke into say he had advised his client to refuse to an swer certain questions Ehrlich also a pre pared statement for the commit tee In this he contended that it appears there have beeriextr acted from this witness possible selfiri criminatory statements by meth ods in violation of Maragons constitutional rights His reference was to the July 28 session Ehrlich questioned too the right of the committee to ask Maragon about his personal affairs and to demand Maragons personal papers He protested that committee coun sel had refused to return papers that Maragon turned over to the committee BIOLOGY EDITOR DIES Washington Frank Thone biology editor of Science Service and a native of Daven port Iowadied of a heart at tack Thursday He is survived by his mother Mrs Mary Anna Thone and a sister Miss Marga ret Thone both of Des Moines Iowa declines Dr Ralph Heeren director of the departments preventable dis eases division said he hoped the outbreak has reached its peak A record oneweek total of 120 cases was reported last week Last year we had our greatest number of cases in Dr Heeren said But in 1946 the heavy month was August We hope we are following the pattern of 1946 this year Fido a dogs name is taken from the Latin fidus meaning faithful V EXAMINE DEATH CAR AP Wlrermoto Russell F Kern of Tama county left and Coroner John R Burrows of Benton county examine a car in which a family of 4 was lound as phyxiated Thursday near Belle Plaine Friction tape binds the exhaust pipe to a tube running into the trunk and through a partition under the back seat Story on page Minerva was the goddess of one night accompanied by a nude 2 I wisdom 1 woman in Chiefs Shoes Aadubon wish you were in the police chiefs shoes Chiefof Police William P OBrien would like to know who is in his He reported Friday they were stolen from the city police car Dr Rutledge Gets Lots of Fan Mail Fort Madison Robert Rutledge the St Louis baby spe cialist serving a 70 year sentence for slaying his wifes seducer has received plenty of fan mail since entering prison officials said Friday Iowa penitentiary WardenPercy Lainson said however that about half of the mail Rutledge receives castigates him The other mail offers him encouragement Rutledge plays the saxophone and clarinet in the prison band However Lainson said Rutledge probably will be assigned later as a nurse in the prison hospital He said Rutledge was highly adapt and was getting along well with fellow prisoners UNWELCOME GUEST Scdwood City Cah Hugh Lee Smyer sued her hus band for divorce Wednesday charging he came home drunk Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Showers likely late afternoon or evening Low Fri day night 60 Little cooler Sat urday with high near 82 Iowa Partly cloudy and con tinued warm Friday night ex cept cooler northwest portion Friday night Local thunder showers north portion Friday night Saturday partly c6udy cooler north and west portions Low Friday night 62 northwest to 68 southeast Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Cooler Saturday little change Sunday warmer again Monday with scattered showers and turning a little cooler Tuesday More showers likely Tuesday Cool Wednesday Temperatures will average about 5 degrees above normal Normal highs 82 normal lows 58 Precipita tion will average i inch but will be very spotty and amounts in the southern part will be even lighter Minnesota Partly cloudy scat tered showers east and extreme south Friday night and in thfc northeast and extreme south east Saturday Cooler IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum 91 Minimum 64 At 8 a m Friday 73 YEAK AGO Maximum Minimum 69 v   

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