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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 14, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAiLY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV HOME EDITION WHATS NEW IN MERCHANDISE September 16 17 Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 14 1949 This Paper Consists of Two One No SOMETHING TOSMILE P Sayior vic torious republican in the fight for congress at Johnstown Pa smiles at his wife as they view the returns Sayior de feated Mrs Robert L Coffey Sr mother of the late Rep Robert L Coffey Jr plane crash victim Pennsylvania Choses GOP Navy Veteran for Congress Wife Weeps at Muldoon Murder Trial Marshalitown Iowa widow of William J Muldoon slain Mason City salesmanj wept briefly Wednesday at a hearing to determine the degree of guilt of his confessed slayer Mrs Muldoon cried when asked to identify a key case which her husband was carrying when he left home on June 6 a business trip last Muldoon 35 was found dying of bullet wounds in a roadside ditch near here late that same day and Alvin Junior Brown 20yearold itinerant railroad worker from Tulsa Okla has pleaded guilty of murder in the case Withdrew Money The salesmans widow said he withdrew a quantity of money from the bank before his depart ure There were only 15 cents in Muldoons pockets when he was found She also said she had 4 children by Muldoon and one by a previous marriage Other witnesses heard included Lyle Bartell Leo Askelson and Elgie Jameson all of Mason City Roy L Pell a defense attorney tried unsuccessfully to shake Bar tells testimony that he saw Mul doon stop his car and give Brown a ride at the edge of Mason City the morning of the shooting Bar tell also said Browns jacket pock et was sagging as though it con tained a heavy object Pell said the county attorneys informatibn against Brown made no reference to the section of the Iowa code pertaining to first de gree murder and that therefore the court could find Brown guilty of either 2nd degree murder or manslaughter but not first degree murder Claims Manslaughter Pell said the defense would prove the slaying was manslaugh ter and not murder because he said there was no malice afore thought and the slaying was not connected with a robbery or any other crime Brown appeared extremely ner vous and clenched his fists and swallowed hard each time murder was mentioned Browns father was present for the hearing Members of the slaying victims family present for the hearing also included a sisterBonnie a broth er John and an uncle Elgie Jam ison all Of Mason City and a brother Lyle of Cedar Falls Twentyfive witnesses were ex pected to testify Johnstown Pa Ufi Repub lican John Philip Sayior 41 navy veteran and bitter critic of Presi dent Trumans fair deal was elected to congress Wednesday over a democratic mother who had hoped to fill the seat left vacant by her sons death Sayior won in Pennsylvanias 26th congressional district despite unusually strong labor support given Mrs Robert L Coffey Sr 55 gray haired mother of the late Rep Robert Coffey Jr killed last spring in the crash of his jet fighter plane Mrs Coffey conceded the elec tion early Wednesday when Say lors margin climbed to 10000 votes Unofficial returns from 146 of the districts 325 precincts gave Sayior 33696 to Mrs Coffeys 23148 Watched as Forecast The results of the offyear bal lotting had been watched closely by both parties for signs of what may lie ahead in the 1950 con gressional elections Mrs Coffey campaigned on a pledge to carry out the mandate given her son In the 1948 presi dential electionwhen he defeated veteran republican Harve Tib bott of Ebensburg Pa who had served 5 straight terms She promised to fight for repeal of the TaftHartley labor act and to give full support to President Truman in his legislative program Labor leaders carried on an active campaign in her behalf Rapped Fair Deal Despite these promises Mrs Coffey lost votes in democratic and heavilyindustrialized Cam bria county where her son had piled up a plurality of 16000 votes enough to overcome traditionally republican Armstrong and In diana county returns Sayior told the voters in a doortodoor campaign that he would fight for the American way of life He promised to go all out in opposition to President Trumans policies which he said were endangering free enterprise and opportunity and leading to a regimented s e m ipolice state and socialistic welfare state Accuse Tito of Romanian Invasion Plot Communist Paper Says Plan Has U S Support Belgrade Yugoslavia UR Marshal Tito was accused Wed nesday of planning to invade Ro mania and help overthrow the Moscowdominated H u n g a r i an government The Romanian newspaper Scan teia which made the charges said the plot was supported by the United States in an effort to set the soviet satellites at war with Russia under Titos command A top Yugoslav official coun tered with charges that recent Russian troop movements on Yu goslavias northern frontier were a plot with arms to frighten American aid away from Yugo slavia and prevent other satellite states from following Titos course In another Yugoslav blast at Russia Yugoslav Deputy Foreign Minister Ales Bebler said that Russia was demanding unity at any cost among the soviet lites because of the kremlins fear of atomic war The newspaper Scanteias charges of an invasion plot against Marshal Tito said American im perialists had actively aided the plan by infiltrating spies into the working class movement in Ro mania Scanteia is the official workers communist party newspaper in Bucharest The papers charges were broadcast by Agerpress the Romanian press agency Lewis Royalty Demands Seen as Threat of Strike Vote Thursday on Trade Bill Washington Senator Wherry accused ad ministrators of the trade agree ments program Wednesday of hurrying to tear away the last barriers so foreigners may meet no obstacle in taking over American markets and our Ameri can jobs Wherry the GOP floor leader fired his blast in the closing hours of senate debate on renewal of the program Senator Robertson came to the defense of the system under which the admin istration can make deals for lower American tariffs with countries which reciprocally lower trade barriers The senate votes Thursday on a series of amendments and on the houseapproved bill itself DIES OF INJURIES Maquokela Mrs Thomas Wilcox 65 of near Baldwin died at a Clinton hospital Tuesday of injuries suffered in an automobile accident here Saturday She was the 5th victim of the crash The others were her husband her 2 sisters Cora and Alice Morehead and Mrs S C Fulkerson Sr of Cedar Rapids U snaani death In 24 past Nearly 4 acres per 1000000 population are needed annually to bury the dead Andrews Gets City Limits Paving Job Ames state highway commission here Wednesday an nounced the award of contracts for a series of paving bridge and surfacing projects The contracts included Cerro Gordo mile of concrete paving on local road at west line of Mason City to connect Iowa 106 and U S 18 contract to Andrews Concrete Co Mason city which submitted a bid of Palo Alto over half a mile of paving in West Bend contract to Hallett Con struction Co Crosby Minn 593 Wright a mile of paving on county trunk L and Broadway street in Eagle Grove Hallett Construction 411 Murray Asks U S Steel Commitment Pittsburgh President Phil ip Murray of the CIO United Steel workers Wednesday called on the steel industry to say promptly and plainly whether it is willing to accept the presidential boards formula for settlement of contract differences Murray asked the steel industry to meet with union representatives in a joint collective bargaining conference before end of the strike truce expiring Sept 25 The CIO presidents move came in the form of a telegram to Pres ident Benjamin A Fairless of U S Steel Corporation acknowledged leader of steel industry moves There was no immediate comment from U S Steel but a spokesman said the Murray message is being studied and a reply might be available later New Strike Rumblings The move came unexpectedly amid new strike rumblings despite acceptance by both the ers and the union of extension of the strike truce and agreement to renew bargaining under the presi dential boards formula for peace Murray said the union stands ready to meet with your represen tatives and to negotiate a mutu ally satisfactory agreement prior to a m Sept 25 1949 Reluctance of some steel com panies to approve in advance the presidential boards proposal that they pay for insurance and pen sion programs was interpreted in some quarters as holding a new strike tineat A spokesman for the CIO United Steehvorkers said that Murrays statement he is ready to resume negotiations for a contract based on the boards report meant that he will strike any companies which failed to agree to pay all insur ance and pension costs Agreed to Extension The U S Steel Corporation and 3 other large producers agreed to President Trumans request for an 11day extension of the strike truce expiring Tuesday midnight All said they are ready to talk contract again but none whole heartedly endorsed the boards recommendation for a 10cent package covering company fi nanced insurance and pensions At least 2 company officials said workers ought to share the costs of such programs The union said it had received no word as yet from U S Steel the industry leader on when it will resume contract talks c Federal Aid Would Involve Secretaries 10000 New Homes in Iowa If sold for the value of its chemical elements the human body would be worth about 98 cents Negotiations Reopen on Mechanics Strike Des Moines first ne gotiations in a week were sched uled Wednesday in a renewed ef fort to settle a work stoppage of almost 2 months in 21 Des Moines auto garages Representatives of 400 union mechanics and the Des Moines Automobile Dealers association were slated to meet to discuss the unions demand for a 15cent hourly pay boost Garages of all 21 members of the association have been closed since July 16 in the dispute but union mechanics remained at work in most of the citys nonas sociation garages Des Moines federal government spokesman told Gov William S Beardsley Wednesday that Iowa could expect aid in construction of 10000 homes in the next 2 years if the state quali fies for loans and grants The information was given in a letter from Raymond Foley ad ministrator of the housing and finance agency It answered a re quest made by Beardsley Aug 25 Beardsley sought to determine how much Iowa would lose if it did not qualify for federal aid in the first year of a program author ized by congress several months ago The 6year program calls for construction of 810000 dwelling units in the nation at an overall cost of Beardsley said he wanted the information before asking mem bers of the legislature whether they favor a special session to provide a housing enabling act Iowa is one of 5 states which can not now qualify for aid under the federal program The governor told his news con ference While the information is rath er indefinite I will relay it on to membesr of the legisalture 1 presume I will get an expression from them on their attitude toward any special session when they get this information I have received only 4 or 5 letters from legislators and none recently on the matter of a sepcial session A recent Associated Press sur vey oC about half of the legisla tors showed that on the basis of the information they had then they opposed a special session by a margin of about 3 to 2 Farm Woman Near Nashua Dies of Burns Nashua Miss Florence Nees 30 year old farm woman died in Cedar Valley hospital at Charles City Wednesday as the re sults of burns suffered Tuesday afternoon While preparing supper Miss Nees poured kerosene on live coals Flames flashed back ignit ing her clothes all of which were burned off Doctors said she suffered ex tensive 3rd degree burns over her entire body with the exception of her head and feet Her father and brother for whom she kept house were in the barn at the time of the accident Condon Gets Suspended Jail Sentence Davenport suspended sentence of 5 years imprisonment was imposed Wednesday in Scott county district court upon Donald E Condon 20yearold bank clerk when he pleaded guilty to a charge of extortion He was arrested May 12 after ic had sent a threatening note de manding from Ray Lov ing a Davenport cigar store oper ator Condon was captured by police when he picked up a dummy package which they had directed Loving to leave at a mail box Switzer Matter Again Suspended Washington Appar ently will be no action for at least another month on President Tru mans nomination of Carroll O Switzer to be a federal judge for southern Iowa Chairman Mc Carran DNev of the senate judiciary committee sailed Tues day for Europe He will be away several weeks Committee aides said he left no instructions for a hearing on the nomination in his absence Condon was paroled to Dela ware County Sheriff Carl Ander son at Manchester He formerly lived at Manchester arid later re sided for more than a year with relatives in Mason City before go ing to Davenport He was gradu ated from Mason City high school Forecast Frost Again in Iowa Spencer Has Heavy Frost Mason City 34 Des Monies is in dicated in northern Iowa again Wednesday night the weather bu reau said Lows Wednesday nighl are expected to range from 32 to 36in the north Thursdays high will be 70 to 75 the bureau said Light rain in southern Iowa Wednesday afternoon was ex pected to end by night The out look was for rain to return over most of the state Friday and Sat urday The general frost predicted for Tuesday night did not material ize because the state was blan keted by clouds However heavy frost was reported at Spencer and light frost at Charles City Mason City and Dubuque Tuesdays state high was 68 at Cedar Rapids and the low last night was 31 at Spencer Mason City had a 34 minimum Fort Dodge and Waterloo reported 35 and Charles City 36 Mapping Cold War Strategy Washington of State Dean Acheson and British foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin Wednesday mapped cold war trategy for politically divided continental Europe It appeared likely that a ma neuver designed to widen the breach between Marshal Tito and the kremlin may come of their continuing review of world issues Acheson said at a news confer ence that the top aim of Wednes days talks is analysis of devel opments in Germany Austria and other continental points of fric tion between the east and west He indicated this would be pre liminary to discussion of similar problems Thursday when French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman joins the talks Acheson said the Far East also will be discussed at Thursdays Big 3 meeting in view of Frances interest in that part of the world Acheson said that he and Bevin agree on the urgent necessity of concluding a Japanese peace treaty Acheson did not reply directly when asked concerning the pos sibilities of a Japanese treaty without Russian participation He said the great objective is to bring everybody concerned into the treaty He added that it still is a puzzle as to how to achieve that objective But he said the United States has not yet figured out what to do if this objective can not be achieved MAIL DIDNT GO of mail in the U S mail truck shown on its side might be slightly late due to a mishap at the intersection of 2nd N VV and Mon roe about 8 p m Tuesday According to police who inves tigated the accident the truck driven by William L Morse Kensett was going east on 2nd N W when it was struck GlobeGnzoltc Photo and overturned by a car driven by Madeline Lau 1428 Mon roe N W who was northbound on Monroe The Lau auto at left struck the right rear corner of the box truck police said Firemen were called to wash away gasoline spilled in the mishap Police reported no injuries Ice on Dakota Water Troughs By United Press The seasons first cold wave which forced plainsmen in the Da kotas to don mackinaws bore down Wednesday on the east coast where a pea soup fog disrupted air and sea travel before it abated A new cold front meanwhile was forming in the Pacific north west causing extensive showers there and forecasters warned that it might cause a new cold wave to roll across the country A hard freeze settled over the eastern Dakotas early Wednesday and farmers had to break the ice in troughs to water their stock The temperature dropped to 27 at Bismarck N Dak 29 at Minot and Dickinson N Dak 30 at Jamestown M Dak and Aber deen S Dak and 32 at Water town S Dak Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing and cool Wednesday night with frost likely 35 Thursday partly cloudy and warmer High near 70 Iowa Mostly fair Wednesday night and Thursday with scat tered frost in the north portion Warmer Thursday Low Wed nesday night 32 to 36 north 38 to 42 in the south High Thurs day 70 to 75 northwest near 70 in the southeast Minnesota Clear and cool with frost Wednesday night Thurs day increasing cloudiness and somewhat warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 57 Minimum 34 At fl a m 46 Light frost YEAR AGO Maximum 80 Minimum 43 See October Adjournment Farm Bill Money Measures Pending Washington late Octo ber adjournment of congress was predicted Wednesday by Senator Wherry of Nebraska the repub lican floor leader Barring the raising of new issues by Presides Truman democratic leaders meanwhile mapped a program that might bring the senate abreast of its 1949 work in 6 weeks The house in recess until Sept 21 has completed most major legislation and seems willing to call it a legislative day as soon as the senate can catch up Wherry said that so far as he is concerned the republicans are willing to help end the session as quickly as possible He predictec it would be shortly before Nov 1 Blames Republicans Senator Lucas of Illinois the democratic leader has been blam ing the republicans for delaying important bills After a democrat ic policy meeting Tuesday Lucas outlined a list of measures on which he said action will be sought before congress quits The list put the administrations foreign arms bill up next after the senate completes action on the pending houseap proved reciprocal trade agree ments measure Lucas said that after the arm bill is acted upon the senate wil take up 5 measures to increasi pay and benefits of federal em ployes including military per sonnel He said a compromise farm price support bill drafted by Sen ator Anderson DN Mex wil be brought up Ask D P Increase He also will call up he said motion to take away from the senate judiciary committee anc place before the senate itself a houseapproved bill to increasi the number of displaced Euro peans who can be admitted to this country Senatehouse differences in 4 major money bills including ap propriations for the military serv ices European recovery program flood control and Interior depart ment remain to be ironed out The socalled basing point bill allowing business to absorb freigh charges also is pending in a sen atehouse committee along with other less controversial legisla tion Coal Chief Asks Answer Before Talks Claims Deterrent Reaction May Be Default Result Bluefield W Va ern coal operators w e r e faced Wednesday with John L Lewis payuporelse demand for min r welfare fund royalties Mine owners saw in the demand a threat of a possible quick strike n southern mines perhaps in the mtire industry but none was cer ain what Lewis next move would be The National Coal association in Washington called Lewis action a direct threat of a strike Gets Early No Lewis got what appeared to be a preliminary no answer to his pay up demand A leader of the southern operators told him they were not in default on any obli gation Presumably Lewis wants a def inite reply by the time the oper ators and United Mine Workers representatives sit down here late Wednesday for another round of contract talks The UMW chief virtu ally threatened to call a strike against the southern owners who have been withholding the 20centper ton welfare payments on all coal dug Will you or will you not re mit he wrote Means Strike Threat Lewis said a continuation of the default may lead to re actions deterrent to the construc tive progress of the industry To observers that meant a strike threat Southern operators met here periodically since May to discuss a new contract with Lewis mine workers Northern and western operators started meeting with the union at White Sulphur Springs in June The numerous sessions have all ended with no decision The soft coal contracts expired June 30 although the northwest group contended they had a contract to Aug 14 because Lewis did not give them notice on negotiations until June 14 Lewis has not msde known his new contract demands in detail Meanwhile miners east of the Mississippi have been working 3 days a week This was a sharp departure from the former no contract no work policy of the union Adopted Own Policy The old contract called for the welfare fund payments Lewis expected all operators to contin ue their payments while contract negotiations were in progress However an undisclosed number of southern operators came up with a policy of their contract no welfare payments Lewis please remit letter of Tuesday was addressed to James D Francis head of the Island Creek Coal company of Hunting ton W Va Lewis said the fund which normally takes in 000000 a year is being bled white by the southerners refusal to pay He accused Francis of being the leader of the nonpay movement Ask Normal Schedule In an answer addressed to Lewis from New York Francis said You can correct this sit uation if you desire by promptly and in good faith negotiating a reasonable contract with the Southern Coal Producers associa tion and permitting our employes to go back to work on a normal schedule without restriction on production He said that we are not in de fault of any obligation The fund he added has always been on a payasyou go basis and the ob ligation to make payment rested on the existence of a contract NEGROES CONVICT NEGRO Frankfort Ky firs allNegro jury ever to try a mem ber of its own race here Tuesday convicted George Adams of volun tary manslaughter A 3year sen tence was recommended for the Negro defendant Adams wa charged with fatally shooting a while man Ransom Maddox a World war II veteran Missouri Pacific Strike Talks Start St Louis UR Prospects for settling the 6day Missouri Pa cific railroad strike brightened Wednesday after negotiators agreed to take up the 282 griev ance cases that caused the walk out Negotiators were scheduled to begin direct talks on the griev ances at a session Wednesday aft ernoon for the first time since the strike began lastFriday A spokesman for the 5000 striking engineers firemen train men and conductors said they were ready to negotiate either one by one or in general princi ple on the grievances that in volve in claims by op erating employes   

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