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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 27, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                DAILY PAPER NORTH IOWAS EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N E I G H B 0 R S VOL LV Associated Press and United Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy ST PETERS is a general confessional altar center foreground in St Peters Basi lica Vatican City The Vatican radio without confirmingor denying reports that St Peters bones have been found has urged faithful Catholics to a great revelation by the Holy See concerning the tomb of St Peter The New York Times has reported that the bones of St Peter were understood to have been found less than 20 feet below the confessional altar or the main altar center background George Soys Billion Is Maximum Hope for Arms Aid Washington George DGa said Satur day that is the most the administration can hope for from the senate in arms aid for Atlantic Pact na tions He said the sum would be split between cash and con tract authority And they wont get that he predicted until after a long debate if at all President Truman has II A i for the Hope Will Be Keynoter at GOP Meet Washington fP Congressman Clifford co author of the original HopeAiken farm bill will be the keynote speaker at the opening of a 19 state midwest republican farm conference at Sioux City Sept 23 24 Axel J Beck of Elk Point S Dak chairman of the agriculture subcommittee of the republican national committee who will pre side at the conference made the announcement Guy Gabrielson a native of Sioux Rapids Iowa will deliver his first formal address since his recent election as chairman of the republican national committee The basic idea of the Sioux City meeting is to obtain recom mendations and viewpoints from the farmers and their representa tives to be utilized in the forma tion of a republican program to solve the problems of agricul ture Beck saidv Start Floating Cow Out of Silo Osceola the heifer waited Saturday for a dozen loads of green corn to lift her out of her silo cell Farmer Everett Lampman fig ures thats easiest way to re cover his 650pound Holstein head ache Snoopy dived through a 20 by 30inch opening in the silo Wednesday and fell 12 feet intothe pit Lampman who has been keep ing Snoopy streamlined with a rationed hay and water diet thinks it will take most of the day to float her He and several neigh bors will do the job with one in the silo tramping the corn as it falls in Snoopy wont be able to nibble at her luscious surroundings uoITiprnSil iiciD S strap for her Local Softball Team Rained Out at Boone Boone The game between Brothers Mason Citys epresentative in the state mens Softball tournament and Sioux City originally scheduled for Sat urday night has been postponed because of rain Sundays schedule will be unaltered by the postpone ment and the games carded for Saturday have been reschcdulcd for Monday evening asked arms pro gram including for the Atlantic pact nations The house slashed the 990000 in half but left unchanged the proposed for con tinued military assistance to Greece and Turkey and 000 for Iran Korea and the Phil ippines The combined senate foreign relations and armed services com mittees start their 2nd week of armsaid discussion Monday But a bitter struggle over a the size of the program and b demands that it include aid for China may prevent final action until Tuesday or Wednesday An amendment to cut the pact nations to an even billion dollars divided equally between cash and contract authority has been of fered by Senators Vandenberg R Mich and Dulles RN Y George a of the for eign relations group said he per sonally would like to limit the en tire program to between 000 arid in cash plus in excess arms But he conceded Vandenbergs plan has the better chance in the com bined committees Sam Roper Will Head Klan Groups Atlanta UR W Roper 50 year old former Atlanta police man and a former Georgia state official took over Saturday as im perial wizard of the Association of Georgia Klans Roper announced his elevation to the post vacated 2 weeks ago by the death of Imperial Wizard Dr Samuel Green Roper made the announcement himself in the law office of Sam uel W Green Jr son of the late grand dragon in downtown At lanta 2 Iowa Marines Killed in Crash San Ysidro Gal ma rines from Iowa were killed Fri day in an auto accident near this town on the Mexican border The dead were Pfc Arthur K Cranston 19 Oskaloosa Iowa and Pfc Thomas J Robertson 20 of Ottumwa Iowa Both were sta tioned at the naval training center in San Diego MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 27 1949 HOME EDITION iniiir This Paper Consists of Two One No Evidence on Officials to Go to Bosses But Information on Vaughan Will Not Be Sent to Truman Washington Hoey DN Car said Saturday any adverse testimony regarding gov ernment officials in the 5 per center inquiry will go to their su in the case of Maj Gen Harry H Vaughan Hoey told reporters about that after disclosing that in a meas ure senate investigators are looking into the bank accounts of Vaughan who is Mr Trumans military aide A special subcommittee headed by Hoey is checking on whether improper influence has figured in handling of government busi Vaughan is scheduled to testify when the public hearings are resumed next Tuesday His name has come up at theinquiry nearly every day Turn Over Evidence In reply to questions Hoey said the committee plans to turn over to the justice department evidence it has gathered about the affairs of John Maragon Maragon is a normally talkative manabout Washington who suddenly turned silent Friday when the committee sought to question him about a lot of matters They include testimony by a committee investigator that Mara gon made deposits of in checking accounts overa 5year period Maragon previouslyhad sworn at a hearing behind closed doors that his income over the same period totalled only around Senator Mundt RSDak called it a clear cut case of per jury But Maragon asserted his constitutional right at Fridays session and refused to discuss the matter He did so on the ground it might tend to incriminate him No Initiative Hoey said that in addition to the Maragon evidence testimony re garding any government officials whose names have cropped up at the inquiry will be turned over to the departments concerned A newsman asked whether that meant the testimony dealing with Vaughan would be laid before Mr Truman Hoey said the commit tee wont take the initiative in that We wont send it unless the president should ask for it ho replied Thats a different mat ter It is the presidents prerog ative to ask for it if he wants it Nationalists Recapture 3 Key Towns Canton ff The nationalists have counterattacked and recap tured 3 key towns just outside the Kwangtung province border in an arc 140 miles northeast of Canton private reports said Saturday night The communist radio claimed meanwhile that the red army had captured Lanchow capital of Karisu province in Chinas far northwest It said the city fell Fri day The 3 towns reported retaken by the nationalists in southwestern Kiangsi province are Kiennan Lungnan and Tingnan They had been designated by oneeyed red Gen Liu PoChang as springboards for a drive on Kukong 125 miles north of Canton Kukong is on the Canton Hankow railway Its capture by the reds would cut off the na tionalist central China defense bastion of Hengyang 265 miles north of Canton in Hunan pro vince Red forces further north of Henkyang have returned to the offensive after being shoved back by the nationalists and have made new gains the defense ministry admitted Sports Bulletin St Louis 5 New York 2 NalI Brooklyn 6 Chicago I New York 4 Cleveland 0 Boston 7 Chicago 2 Amn Pets Inherit Womans Estate Santa Rosa Cal dog and 5 cats have inherited 2 houses furniture and an income for the rest of their lives The will of Mrs Catherine OI berg prominent Petaluma Cal newspaper woman who died ear lier this month at 74 was filed Friday It left these for her pets Her home and its furniture as long as they live the revenue from another house benefits from her security savings account The will specified for the pets a diet twice daily of fresh boiled meat fixed in a stew with carrots flavored with onions and garlic Polio Delays Opening of Norfhwood Schools at North wood which were to open next Monday will be closed until Sept 5 on account of the polio epidemic Worth county has had 13 polio cases with 2 deaths There have been no new cases since Sunday Hurricane Rips Hundreds Left Homeless DIME STORE BLASTED BY policemen dressed forstormVufyfin spect the damage done to the show windows of a dime store in West Palm Beach Fla Friday night by a violent hurricane that swept the south Florida coast Iowa Native Nominated for Defense Post Washington Tru man Saturday nominated Paul H Griffith Marx Leva and Wilfred J McNeil to be assistant secre taries of defense He sent their names to the senate for confirma tion Griffith like Secretary of De fense Johnson is a past com mander of the American Legion He has been personal assistant to Johnson since last March when Johnson took office A native of Uniontown Pa he is 52 years of age and a veteran of both World wars McNeil 48 is a native of Boone Iowa In his new post he is ex pected to serve as comptroller withresponsibility for budget and fiscal matters He was a rear ad miral in the supply corps of the naval reserve during the last war He formerly served as administra tive assistant to the late Secretary of Defense Forrestal when For restal was navy secretary Leva 34 is a native of Selma Ala As assistant secretary he is expected to handle legal matters and serve as counsel Leva served in the navy in World war II He also served as a special assistant to Forrestal in the navy depart ment Decker Plant Employe Dies in Accident EJdora headon collision near here Friday claimed 2 lives Harold Eckhoff 27 empoleyd at Jacob E Decker Sons in Ma son City was killed in the headon collision Friday of 2 cars 11 miles northwest of here on highway 65 Blair T Alderman 40 of Eugene Ore died Friday night in Memorial hospital here Highway patrolmen said Eck hofis car was demolished Alder mans auto overturned and burned they said Decker plant officials at Ma son City said Eckhoff had been employed with them about a year and a half He roomed at the Mrs Fred Gildner home at 121 6th N W and made occasional trips to his home at Eldora wherehis mother Mrs Annabellc Eckhoff lives He has 2 brothers and 2 sisters Funeral services will he held at Eldora at p m Monday SAME BUek traffic death in pail 24 houri Weird Tales of Hurricane Pranks Told Delray Beach Fla flew out of 3rd floor apartment windows and sailed a full block away Wooden and metal doors sped through the air like magic carpets These were the tales of resi dents along this hardhit hum can coastal area Saturday And they could show the evidence to support their hairraising stories A journey northward from Mi ami on the heels of Friday nights hurricane showed damage and debris growing worse by the mile from Pompano Beach up toPalm Beach Trailer Demolished At Boca Raton the front of a house had collapsed in the yard Just south of Delray Beach a metal house trailer was scattered over more than 50 feet of road side Bedsprings lay off to one side while a sofa was upturned at the other end of the wreckage Only a small stove stood up right on the bare trailer floor Clothing flapped from the debris A solid steel box car loaded with lumber was smacked off a rail road track A worried motorist ran his car on a ramp under the Delray Beach freight station for a refuge from the fury of the hurricane Part of the station used as a Red Cross shelter for Negroes fell down on the car Half of Houses Damaged Assistant Police Chief E B Deese estimated at least half the houses in Delray Beach had suf fered some damage Parts of the palmlined high way between Delray Beach anc Lake Worth looked as if insects had stripped many of the trees oJ limbs and gnawed many others completely Police Officer D E Majewski in Lake Worth gave a capsule version of his It looks like a steamroller ran through this place AP Wlrephoto BUSINESS AS USUAL AS STORM FLOODS chalant patrons line the bar fashionably barefooted and a also barefooted paddles about her business as a hurricane flooded the floor in the George Washington hotel in West Palm Beach Fla Friday night Idaho Forest Blaze Still Uncontrolled McCall Idaho UR The big South Fork forest fire rampaged on out of control Saturday and foresters feared that brisk winds might let 3 other major blazes break 6ut again in the Payette national forest The 4 fires have devastated 29 000 acres of the famed timberland The South Fork fire was eating along creek drainages and Forest Service Information Officer Joe Hessel estimated that it already had covered 15000 acres Hessel said the Soutli Fork blaze had burned over pne of the best winter feeding grounds for deer in the state wiping out enough forage to feed 1000 deei Meamvhile the fire at the bot tom of 7500foot Hells canyon was brought under control after destroying 8400 acres That was the 3rd Payette fire to be con trolled The Stratton Meadows blaze was described as still dan gerous but Hessel said the 4700 acres Warm Springs fire was in the mopup stage The Romans spread the use of iron through Europe NAMED DEPUTY CORONER Kcokuk F L De wces Keokuk has been named1 deputy Lee county coroner suc ceeding Doctor Charles Kingsbury also of Keokuk The appointment was anounced Friday by Coroner Frank Lyman Fort Madison Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Sat urday night some chance for local showers Low Saturday night 60 Sunday fair with high 75 to 80 Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday night Scattered thundershowers southeast by Saturday night Sunday mostly fair and cool Low Saturday nicht 5560 north west 6570 southeast Minnesota Fair and cooler Satur day night Sunday lair and pleasant IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 93 Minimum 35 At 8 a m Saturday 65 Precipitation 22 YEAR AGO Maximum gfl Minimum 07 Adel Couple Victims of 2 Auto Crashes Des Moines Adel cou ple was hospitalized with serious injuries Saturday after being in 2 auto accidents within a few min utes time Ben Ostrovsky 30 and his 27 year old wife were injured about midnight Friday night when their car was in collision with one driv en by Darrell York of Adel on highway 6 3 miles east of Waukee Robert Albach 27 and his com panion Leonard Briggs 27 both of Des Moines stopped and placed the Ostrovsky couple in Albachs car They then started for Des Moines to hospitalize the Ostrov skys A few miles east of the scene of the original accident Polk Deputy Sheriff Max Van Rees reported Albachs car overturned twice in a ditch and caught fire after he swerved sharply to avoid hitting a stalled Greyhound bus Another passing car picked up the Ostrovskys and took them to Iowa Methodist hospital where Mrs Ostrovskys condition was re ported Saturday as critical and her husbands as fair Van Rees said Albach who along with Briggs escaped serious injury was brought to Des Moines and fined on a charge of reck less driving Van Rees said the bus had stalled when its brakes locked as it stopped for the railroad tracks and that its driver Lloyd I Brown 29 of Omaha said he had put out flares and was directing traffic with a flash light when the Albach car arrived at a considerable rate of speed Damage Is Estimated in Millions Storm Expected to Return After Swing Across Gulf Waters Miami Fla A renegade tropical hurricane whirled out over the Gulf of Mexico for a 2nd punch at Florida Saturday leaving one dead hundreds homeless and property damage in the millions in the states rich resort and citrus areas Somewhat tamed as it crossed land the freakish storm was expected to resume hurricane strength in a 6 to 8 hour crossing of the gulf probably to the Apa lachicolaTallahassee area Winds will continue to increase in northwest Florida said W R Davis Miami storm forecaster The center will cross the coast line again around nightfall pos sibly a bit earlier or later ac cording to the storms behavior now that it is over wateragain Once again evacuation of planes and persons from danger spots was under way just as it was Fri day on the Florida east coast The storm cut a wide swath of on its way across the peninsula after pounding the east coast and searing the Lake Okee chobee region It swept through Floridas rich citrus and was last reported by the weather bureau over Pasco county on the edge of the GuH of Mexico above Tampa 2000 Homes Damaged At West Palm Beach the Red Cross estimated more than 2000 vof the citys 7000 homes had been damaged The baseball park grandstand collapsed Two companies of national guardsmen patrolled the streets to prevent looting of stores whose windows had been smashed West Palm Beachi Sheriff John F Kirk said they were needed to curb vandalism in the citys badly hit business district A number of bridges were im passable because of washouts and wind damage Florida East Coast and Atlantic Coast Line Service to the north halted at Stuart and 4 trains were reported stalled this side of St Lucie bridge 2 Bridges Two bridges were impassable around Lake Okeechobee But the lake killer of the 1928 like a lamb as the hurricane swept past U S army engineers said water was well below the danger level That took the pressure off at the start Stuart reported 6 casualties and Fort Pierce 2 The only death to date was the swimmer drowned off Miami Friday The Palm Beaches were hard hit but so was Belle Glade on the eastern shore of Lake Okeechobee where damage was estimated at more than by town of ficials Up and down the Gold Coast from Hollywood to Vero Beach a stretch of 120 storm left houses unroofed trees up rooted shrubbery torn to ribbons Gales of 60 to 75 miles an hour covered the north and central por tions of the peninsula and strong winds in squalls extended south to the Keys Say Uprising in Bolivia Quelled La Paz Bolivia revolu tionary movement broke out Sat urday in Ururo Cochabamba and Santa Cruz A government communique at noon said At this moment the government has succeeded in con trolling the situation The communique gave no de tails but unofficial reports said there had been a battle at Ururo with several deaths The town is a tin mining center Gunfights also were reported at Cochabamba and Santa Cruz TRACTOR UPSETS OUumwa Earl Eugene Roberts 14 was killed Friday afternoon when tractor upset near the home of his parents Mr and Mrs Ralph Roberts near Ash Grove inDavis county North Iowa Has 2 New Polio Cases Iowa of 2 new poliomyelitis cases from North Iowa helped raise to 41 the num ber of active cases under treat ment The north lowans are Mrs Lucretia Swan 25 Iowa Falls and Bonita VanWert 5 daughter of Howard VanWert Hampton Dawes Celebrates 84th wn i iiuuy Chicago Charles G Dawes former vice president of the nation celebrated his 84th birthday Saturday and expected to receive ties or socks for gifts because thats all man gets after 60 But the venerable former am bassador to Britain and author of the Dawes plan for World war I reparations said the nation and the worldieould get along without advice from him Im an old rhan he said No one wants to hear what I have to say   

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