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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 20, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Press and United Preis Full Lease Wires Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20 1949 This Paper of Two No BULLETIN Marshalltown Judge B 0 Tankersley Tuesday ruled that Alvin Junior Brown 20yearold Tulsa hitchhiker is guilty of first degree murder The sentence which the court said will be pronounced at 10 a m next Wed nesday could be either death by hanging of life imprison AP Wlrcphoto SHIPBOARD on the deck chairs aboard the Queen Elizabeth Princess Barbara Hutton Trpubetzkoy Americanborn Woolworth heiress chats with the Maharanee of Baroda as they arrived Monday in New York from Southampton The ailing princess told newsmen shes here for a further medical checkup The mahar anee did not reveal the purpose of her visit Babs Hutton Back in U S for Checkup New York Heiress Babs pale thin woman of 36 has come back to her native land in search of health I am feeling very badly said Princess Barbara Hutton Trou betzkoy as she arrived Monday the liner Queen Elizabeth The Woolworth 5 and 10 cent store heiress returning to the United States for the first time in 3 years told newsmen she had come for a medical checkup She is staying at the Hotel Pierre here and said she plans to remain in this country for a few months She said she expects her 4th husband Prince Igor Trpubetzkoy to follow her to the United States shortly Princess Barbara down to 92 pounds from her onetime tennis playing average of about 100 de nied persistent reports that her present illness was caused by rigid ment Romulo of Philippines Will Head UN General Assembly dieting when young girl she was a plump Dies After Car Collision Lsland Mrs Fred Foster 56 of Clarinda died at a hospital at Forest City at a m Tuesday from injuries suffered in an auto mobile collision late Monday after noon at the intersection of state highway 9andU S highway 69 14 miles north of Leland Mr Foster 57 wasreleased from the hospital following treat ment for minor injuries Mrs Fosters death was due to multiple fractures The Fosters were on their way home from the Mayo clinic at Rochester when the accident occurred Surviving besides the husband are a daughter Mrs V O Cade and a son Harold Foster both of Clarinda 2 grandchildren 2 broth ers and 5 sisters New York Gen Car los P Romulo of the Philippines was elected president of the United Nations assembly Tuesday He immediately challenged the 59 delegationos to make this the peace assembly Romulo was elected a few min utes after the assembly opened its 4th session at Flushing Meadow park site of the 1939 Worlds fair Romulo got 53 of the 59 votes The sovietbloc cast 5 votes for Vladimir dementis Czechoslo vak foreign minister The other ballot was declared invalid CoOperation Romulo pleaded for coopera tion among the big powers He Dies in Collision of Car and Truck Atlantic A Trus sel 23 of Murchison Texas was killed Tuesday in an automobile accident near here His station wagon and a truck trailer driven by Owen Gearhart 42 of Council Bluffs collided about 5 miles southwest of Atlantic on highway 6 Neither Gearhart nor his relief driver Mahlon Wickersham also of Council Bluffs was hurt Trus sel a tractor operator employed on a gas line project near Atlan tic was alone Gets Emmetsburg Postrriastership Washington h e senate has approved the following nomi nations for postmasterships in Iowa Arthur C Schulte Breda Vernon Simons Emmetsburg said world political conditions al ready were improving and it was the job of the assembly to see that this trend continued This session he said coin cides with a turning point in post war international relations Though many formidable ob stacles to world peace remain the danger of a new war which over shadowed our deliberations in Paris a year ago has greatly abated I hope this session will earn for itself the title the peace assembly The 48 year old Philippine dip lomat soldier and former news paperman is known as a bitter foe of communism Sounds Keynote What many believe will be the keynote of the session was sound ed in the opening message from the 59 nations retiring president ForeignMinister Herbert V Evatt of Australia On the economic problem Evatt said Through the program of tech nical Assistance to economically underdeveloped areas the United Nations can help to remove many of the great disparities in living standards and economic opportun ities which separate its members Gold Toast of Market Overseas List of Nations Devaluing Currency Rises to Total of 19 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Devaluation of currencies across half the world sent traders in sterling areas scurrying for gold and commodity stocks Tuesday but brought little change in United States markets With France and Canada added overnight to the list of devaluing countries making the total 19 others had still to fall in line Western Germany is to reduce the value of its mark The Hong Kong dollar fell into the devaluation lineup Holland officially set its devaluation rate for the homeland and Indonesia at about 30 per cent approximately the same as Britain The labor government in Brit ain closed its ranks for the fight of its life Parliament is due to meet next week on the demand of Winston Churchill and other op position leaders Labor unions were restive at the prospect of increases in the cost of living set off by rises in the price of bread Market Goes Wild Londons stock market went wild Some gold shares sold for nearly triple last Fridays prices Everywhere gold was the toast of the day One reason The U S government buys gold at an ounce paying U S dollars That means exporting countries in get ting U S dollars can turn them into more units of their devalued local currencies than they could before So gold producers stand to get more Exchanges in Rome Milan and South Africa shared the excite ment In Italian money markets the lira fluctuated wildly and brokers struggled to handle thou sands of orders for gold pouring in from many parts of the world Government bonds gained in London but they had suffered se vere losses in the last few weeks in anticipation of devaluation Trading Barred Trading in foreign stocks was barred in Paris where the franc No Accord on Steel Truman on Nearly Half Million Coal Workers Out Railroads Order Furloughs for 26000 Employes Pittsburgh nationwide coal strike marked by sporadic vi olence Tuesday idled more than a half million workers in mine and railroad industries Nearly all of John L Lewis 480000 bituminous and anthra cite diggers stayed home for the 2nd day in their no pension no work revolt Coal carrying railroads ordered 26000 employes furloughed Thousands of others faced layoffs in allied industries due to choking off of coal production in 20 states Violence developed in Ken tucky and West Virginia Governor William Tuck of Virginia took verbal swipe at Lewis So did other top coal industry officials No Word Lewis didnt say a word And there was no indication from his United Mine Workers headquar ters in Washington whether he will show up for scheduled re sumption of contract talks with southern coal operators at Blue field W Va The southerners are the thorns in the UMW presidents side Members of the Southern Coal Producers association refused to continue paying 20 cents a fton royalties into the unions pension and welfare fund Lewis said that refusal had forced the fund to suspend pension and welfare pay e line weeks market pricesr That was at the level sought by the French government In Moscow economic observ CARLOS ROMULO opened about 6 per cent under I ments to aged and ailing miners Lewis operators they were wrong in their conten tion that lapse of the contract June 30 freed them of their obli gation to continue royalty pay ments Moody Talks Back Joseph Moody president of the Southern Coal Producers called the UMW fund a Frankenstein adding If continued as it has been in the past it will wreck both the coal industry and the union it self And Moody said suspension of the funds payments wasnt caused by the Southern operators refusal to keep up their payments The reason is that the fund was established on an unsound basis and that it has been operated in a manner that inevitably led to its collapse ers believed the soviet ruble will retain its present relation to the dollar That will be Moscows way of saying that its ruble is as sound as U S coin But Russia is expected to adjust the rate of its ruble in relation to the money of devaluing countries Canada a great gold producer like South Africa made a com promise per cent That means it will cost 110 cents to buy an Canada American dollar in Cape Blanco was the first geo graphic feature of Oregon to be named by a white man Supreme Court Reverses Fraud Case Decision DCS Moines Iowa su preme court Tuesday reversed a 7year sentence imposed upon Roy J Hild former Polk county supervisor in connection with the Polk county fraud cases The decision held that the state had failed to produce any sup ported evidence that Hild had ob tained money from the county by false pretenses The former supervisor was charged specifically with obtain ing in false claims submit ted by Elmer Croft Des Moines garageman for the servicing of county automobiles The opinion of the high court said that the evidence against Hild was based chiefly on testimony given by Croft and that none of the evidence was substantiated to a point warranting conviction U S Britain Canada Start Conference on Atomic Energy Washington talks start here Tuesday to deter mine whether Canada and Great Britain shall be Americas atomic partners or competitors At stake is ultimate division of the limited supply of atomic raw materials available to the 3 coun tries A big question which must be decided sooner or later is whether the British shall have a voice in Abomb strategy or whether they shall go on with already far ad vanced plans to make bombs on their own A more immediate issue is re newal and revision of the modus Vivendi under which the United States Canada and Britain have been operating a limited atomic SAME traffic dtftlh IB put 24 partnership for the past year expires Jan 1 It The talks been billed starting here have ac which means they will produce no formal and binding compact They are designed rather to de velop facts for determining wha atomic role each nation should play They are being conducted by the U SCanadianBritish com bined policy committee on atomi affairs headed State Dean by Secretary o Acheson Whil Acheson is attending the United Nations General Assembly in New York Undersecretary of State James E Webb will head the U S group Canada and Britain were virtu ally full partners with the Unitec States in wartime development o the atomic bomb Since enact mcnt of the atomic energy law o 1946 however exchange of infer mation has been confined to non military matters Vandenberg Urges Arms Bill Passage Washington Ar thur H Vandenberg appealed Tuesday for senate pas sage of the arms aid bill as fire insurance in a troubled word It is a bargain policy for Deace the republican foreign policy leader said in his last peech before he enters a hos pital for major surgery set Up in the Vandenberg who helped draft aiongside its he arms aid program for Atlantic Tne newest Pact and other nations said it would not touch off an arms race with Russia It will serve notice in advance he said that certain failure faces any aggressor Other congressional develop ments Commodity agri culture department asked full hearings and early senate action on a bill to tighten government control of commodity exchange markets Administrator Joseph M Mehl of the commodity ex change authority said the bill would give the department some control over speculation in fu tures to eliminate wide price changes He said Secretary of Agriculture Charles F Brannan supported it senate judiciary committee delayed action on the nomination of Sherman Minton to be an associate justice of the supreme court Vacation end The house wound up a months vacation Tuesday with a 3minute session attended by 13 members A full dress session is due the first since Aug 26 AP Wirephoto A CALL FOR SOME THINKING ing Cyrus Ching U S mediation servjce chief tells reporters Monday night had asked the steel industry leaders and the union to think the situation over during the night and discuss it further the next morning Ching had just come from the first days session of talks aimed at averting a steel strike scheduled for Sunday Ching said he had offered no peace formula as yet Czech Government Arrests Dozens of Priests and Nuns Prague Czechoslovak government has jailed dozens of Roman Catholic priests and nuns in a big new wave of arrests aimed at breaking spreading resistance to state control schemes a statement from church sources said Tues day An informed church source estimated that the latest wave of arrests brought the number of Catholic priests un der arrest to more than 200 No official comment was able on these figures The govern ment usually does not announce Ottumwa Courier to Show New Press Ottumwa Daily Cour iers new newspaper press the 10th in its 101 years of history will share the limelight at an open house Thursday with a twin of the first authentic Washing ton hand press The ancient machine loaned by Publisher R L Dustin of the Maxwell Iowa Tribune will be rebuilt pressroom giant descendant a 64page 160ton Scott press will print the regular Thursday editions at the same time the hand press prints exact copies of the first Daily Courier of April 5 1865 arrests of priests until they have been sentenced However the Czech press has recently carried an increasing number of threats against priests who carry out antistate orders issued from the Vatican or the church hierarchy The report given to correspon dents here and enumerating at least 30 arrests was termed only a partial list It said more arrests were expected as the long state liurch fight neared a showdown tage Entire Staff Seized In one case the entire personnel SHIP FIRE VICTIMS DCS Moines former Des Moines woman Mrs Frank Jewell and her husband formerly of Iowa Falls were among the vic tims of the fire that destroyed the Great Lakes cruiser Noronic Sat urday friends here have learned Mrs Jewell the former Helen Rollins was a graduate of Drake university Decorah Youth Is Treated for Polio Iowa Moe 20 De corah was admitted to Univer sity hospitals here Tuesday morn ing for polio treatment His con dition is reported as fair LaVerne Lee Clear Lake has been transferred lo the inactive case list FILM ACTOR Dix 54 star of silent and sound pictures died Monday in Holly wood Presbyterian hospital of a heart ailment He had been hos pitalized since Aug 10 The squarejawed Dix born July 18 1895 as Ernest Carleton Brim mer in St Paul Minn was a screen actor for more than 27 years acted by parliament this fall which would give the state power over all church appointments and administration Red Official Killed Meanwhile reports reached Prague that a local communist of ficial had been killed by angry peasants in Moravia following the arrest of a Catholic priest An official source at the Mora vian town of Kelc scene of the re ported incident confirmed the slaying He said a squad of se curity police have been moved into the town to investigate the case Union Plans Conference on Strategy President Has No Plans to Intervene in Labor Disputes Washington T h e CIO steelworkers went ahead Tues day with plans for a strategy meeting as the 2nd day of gov ernment sponsored peace talks brought no sign of an agreement in the steel dispute Philip Murray leader of the steelworkers said nothing has de veloped at the government medi ation conferences to warrant post poning the union policy commit tee Wednesday in Pittsburgh The CIO chief said the 170 members of the policy group al ready are assembling in Pitts burgh for the session Presum ably the committee will lay the plans for a walkout Saturday mid night when the current truce ends Murray Ultimatum Murray has warned that the 1000000 unionists will quit then unless a settlement is reached in the labormanagement talks here with Federal Conciliation Direc tor Cyrus Ching Ching met separately Tuesday morning with the union and in dustry negotiators There was no direct word from him on what ii any progress was made John A Stephens vice presi dent in charge of industrial rela tions for U S Steel Corp told reporters at midaay that his com pany hadtaken no steps to bank its furnaces in preparation for a possible strike Stephens added that he knew of no other com pany that had done so On Sidelines President Truman meanwhile was keeping on the sidelines Presidential Press Secretary Charles G Ross said that Mr Tru man has nothing in the works to offer as a new formula for settling the disputeHe said that also ap plies to the nationwide coal strike A top presidential aide said privately that Mr Truman is con vinced there will be a steelmak ing stoppage at midnight Saturday unless the industry and CIO steel workers union reach an agreement by then That seemed to rule out any new administration request for a truce Twice before the president has succeeded in averting an in dustrywide steel strike by per sonal intervention f a eized monastery In another was reported the staff of a Geological seminary were taken ogether with their office printing iquipment In some cases the reasons for ar ests were not known But ac ording to church sources the campaign was apparently a wide pread crackdown instituted after offers of salaryincreases and other blandishments had failed to win he priests over to the govern ments side in the statechurch controversy The government has published a proposed church law to be en 3rd Person Dies After Derailment Newton N Car ment of a southern railway pas senger train claimed its 3rd vic tim here early Tuesday as doc tors urgently asked for blood to treat the 34 persons injured Fireman Herman Bishop 51 of West Asheyille 1J Car suc cumbed to injuries The ancient Romans enforced conservation in the cutting of the cedars of Lebanon Pact Commanders Want Force of 15 Divisions for Defense Washington pact military commanders have set as their immediate goal a highly mobile holding force of 15 divi sions armed with modern Amer ican weapons it was learned Tuesday They hope to have such a force ready in western Europe within 2 or 3 years The longterm ob jective of the new western high command is about 10well equip ped divisions of ground forces Information about the immedi ate defense goal was furnished to an influential senator in a memorandumfrom Gen Omar N Bradley chairman of the U S joint chiefs of staff in connec tion with current senate debate on the arms bill Senator Arthur H Vandenberg was scheduled to lead off the 2nd round of the arms debate Tuesday He predicted that efforts of the senate economy bloc to cut the amount of the bill would be defeated Democratic leaders called a night session in hopes of spced ing action on the measure It was possible that they would bring to a vote an amendment by Senator Walter F George to limit arms help for western Eur ope to in cash and in contracting au thority amendment has strong republican support Administration spokesmen told the senate Monday that an attack on the United States is the ul timate objective of Russias growing military machine They said military assistance to Europe is this nations first line of de fense Nobody in congressional or military circles believes that a force of 15 divisions could with stand a frontal assault from Rus sia for any extended period Secretary of State Dean Acheson has emphasized that early phases of the military aid program would aim to discourage the idea of a cheap victory for an aggressor in western Europe Stock Market Goes Into Steep Dive New York stock mar ket went into one of the steepest dives of the year Tuesday Around was chopped off the market value of all stocks listed on theexchange A steady pounding of sales or ders knocked prices down to a top of a share The was orderly andlate in the day a touch of resistance developed but it lacked any real punch Gold stocks were consistently higher GAR VET DIES Long Beach Cal pery 102yearold Charles L Chappel who failed to become national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic the Isst 15 minutes of my life died in the naval hospital here late Mon day night Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear Tuesday night with low near 45 Sunny and uvarm Wednesday turning cool er by late afternoon High Wed nesday near 78 Iowa Mostly fair Warmer in east portion Tuesday night Cooler Wednesday Low Tuesday night 5055 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Only minor temperature changes during the next 5 days with continued dry weather indi cated Showers are possible in scattered areasthis weekend but most places will get no rain Temperatures will average near seasonal normals Normal high near 76 normal low near 52 Minnesota Fair Tuesday night Slightly cooler northwest and not quite so cool northeast por tion Wednesday fair warmer northwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a rn YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 65 18 51 65   

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