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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 24, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV HOME EDITION llilllf Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24 1949 This Paper Consists of Two No 309 AP Wirephoto LOUNGE Fridays session of the UN general assembly Secretary of State Dean Acheson left and Britains Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin engage in serious conversation in the lounge of the United Nations buildingat Flushing N Y Earlier Ache son told the assembly that President Trumans report of an atomic explosion in the Soviet Union came as no sur prise Mixed Alarm Optimism in After ABomb News Europ London is taking the news of Russias atomic blast like a child takes a dose of medicine he knew he would have to swallow sooner or later Some governments took the news with a perceptible shud with a shrug and a show of optimism Russia remained mum confin ijig herself to press warnings igainst spies within her borders The British government said it had expectedother nations would eventually develop atomic energy It added this probabil ity had always been taken into account Parliment Issue There were indications an at tempt will be made to inject ftie atomic issue into the coming emergency session of parliament called to hash out Britains eco nomic woes It seemed unlikely however the government would take the subject up right now 2nd Atomic Bomb Blast Is Reported New York fi The Mutual Broadcasting System said Satur day a 2nd atomic explosion took place in Russia less than 2 weeks ago Believe U S Can Keep Atom Lead Many Top American Security Officials Take Calm Stand Washington United States still holds a vast lead over Russia in the field of atomic weapons and in all probability will never lose it top American offi cials said Saturday Theyll never catch up with us said one high security official in the wake of President Trumans disclosure Friday that there has been an atomic explosion in Rus sia While it was calmly worded the presidents statement itself ex ploded through the western world with teirific impact It brought hopeful demands from lawmakers scientists diplomats and others for effective international atom demand which merely echoed Mr Trumans own words Withers Opposition It caused a general withering of congressional opposition to sharing American atomic secrets with Britain und Canada And it raised questions enough to keep the world guessing for months How did the news reach this country One official who knew said hundreds of persons and numerous agencies were involved Another said it was a miracle intelligence But whether it involved spies ground equipment or airborne ra diation detecting or all one would say for sure Was it definitely an atomic bomb or just an accidental explo sion A bomb absolutely experts apparently the Soviets first successful one Questions Unanswered But when and where the ex plosion occurred how efficient the Russian bomb may be and what effect it might have on future re lations between the east and the questions and dozens of others went unanswered except for hints and guesses No one however seemed to be lieve that the soviet success in ferreting out the Abomb secret posed any immediate threat to world peace Gen Omar N Bradley chair See Farm Subsidies Offering Vote Issue ELEANOR The western press expressed belief that the atomic blast might ease Russian suspicions of Amer ican power and bring the 2 na tions together as partners in es tablishing atomic controls At the same time the press made no attempt to minimize the sin ister outlook for the future un less such controls are established It emphasized however that while Russia apparently has made a start on the atomic bomb the United States still holds a long lead in stockpiling No Surprise Scientists and political leaders in several countries indicated they already had known about the Russian atomic blast In Paris French Defense Min ister Paul Ramadier indicated that more than one atomicex plosion which might have come from Russia has been registered in France It is not The report was attributed to the MBS correspondent in Stockholm Birger Jacobsen who said reliable Swedish sources disclosed the ex plosion took place near Crimea on Sept 14 The Crimea is in south ernRussia a peninsula extending into the Black Sea Jacobsen said 6 inventors were involved He named Kapitza Sem jenov and Joffe Russians and Pose Mye and Hertz Germans A dispatch from Stockholm Fri day night said the seismograph at the Lund observatory registered an earth tremor on Sept 14 which might have been caused by an atomic explosion in Siberia Lund is in southern Sweden 24 miles across the sound from Copen hagen A Stockholm newspaper Dagens man ofthe United States chiefs of staff spent Friday afternoon play ing golf The nations top mili taryman advised The calmer the American peo ple take this matter the better We have anticipated it for 4 years and it calls for no change in our basic defense plan the first time that suspected detonations have been registered notably in France he told reporters Nyheter quoted an spokesman as saying observatory 3 tremors were recorded in September Two of them he said were common earth tremors The 3rd he contin ued originated about 3200 miles east of Lund President Trumans announce ment Friday of an atomic explo sion in Russia said only that it occurred in recent weeks Dies After Corn Picker Accident DeWitt Otto 52 living east of DeWitt was fatally injured late Friday evening when his clothing became caught in a corn picker on a farm west of Welton Otto was found in a dying con dition by his son Jacque 23 who went to investigate after his father did not return with the rest of the crew Otto died before help arrived Model Proves Alluring Lure to 2 Robbers New York amorous robbers agreed Saturday that they shouldnt have expected a girl they robbed to put them on her dating list Police held Sabato Giannotti 27 and John Carfogino paroled ex convicts on charges of violating the Sullivan law and robbery be cause Pretty Eleanor Jolly a 22 yearold model didnt like their approach Miss Jolly said her introduction to the 2 men was contrary to all rules ot etiquette She told police that they and another thug forced their way into her apartment Thursday and tied her up with one of her belts While 2 of the men ransacked her apartment of in cash and in jewels the 3rd was un gallant enough to make passes at her she reported Imagine her surprise when he called her the next day and askecf for a date Eleanor accepted and asked police to chaperone her meeting with Gjanotti in her apartment Friday afternoon He hardly had been hustled away to jail when Carfogino called and asked if he could meet her at a nearby cafe Eleanor was delighted and so were police Both men said they didnt know the other had made a date with Eleanor They refused to reveal the name of the 3rd member of the gang but Eleanor assured police she probably will hear from him in time anyway Rajk to Die for Treason in Hungary 2 Others to Share Fate of Former No 2 Communist Budapest Hungary peo ples court Saturday sentenced Laszlo Rajk former No 2 com munist and 2 of his 7 codefen dants to die for plotting to sup plaiit Hungarys government by a regime obedient to Yugoslav Mar shal Tito Two other defendants were sen tenced to life imprisonment and another to 9 years But the court passed no sen tence on the other 2 Lieut Gen Gyorgy Palffy former chief of the Hungarian army and Bela Korondy colonel The court said it was of police not com petentto deal with them and they were held for court martial Sentenced with Rajk to die were Dr Tibor Szoenyn former mem ber of parliament and a commu nist party official and Andras Szalai another party official Life sentences were imposed on Lazar Brankov counselor of the Yugoslav embassy and Pal Justus a member of parliament and pres ident of the Hungarian radio Milan Ognyenovics a confessed Yugoslav professional spy was entenced to 9 years imprison ment The indictment against Rajk former foreign minister and in erior minister accused him of working with an American spy ing and plotting with Tito to Dring about thedownfall of the Budapest government During the trial the defendants had eagerly admitted most of the accusations against them and even elaborated on the governments charges The court pointed out that all the convicted have the right to appeal their sentences Barkley in St Louis for Birthday Party SI Louis President Barkley is in St Louis and will attend a birthday party Saturday night for Mrs Carlton S Hadley the vivacious widow he has vis ited several times in recent weeks Mrs Hadley who is 38 reiter ated it will be a birthday cele bration not an announcement party 4th Slot Machine Charge Is Filed Charles City Kielty operator of the Columbus club was charged Friday afternoon with illegal possession of gam bling devices in connection with the seizure Sept 15 of 2 slot ma chines in the club The charge was the last of 4 made following raids by local officers last week Charged earlier were Gordon E Churchill Wesley Hobert and Stanley Hannum all of Charles City Map Plans to Elect Democratic Speaker Des Moines Demo cratic Chairman More said plans to elect a democraticspeak er of the 1951 legislature were among items discussed at a state wide party meeting here Saturday More said state central com mittee members and county chairmen and vice chairmen from 75 counties were present for the party powwow The county workers report that whereas 4 years ago scores of democrats wouldnt even think of running for the legislature and 2 years ago many seats went un contested there will be candidates for every vacant seat next year More said Time SAME IBUek flM IB t4 fMt Farmer Feels Wasted at GOP Meet Sioux City man fig ured he wasted a day by attending the republican farm conference here The man who identified him self as a tenant farmer but re fused to give his name rose at the conference Friday shouting Stop Then he added I came here to hear dirt farm ers talk I have wasted the day All I have heard is long state ments that I cant understand Up to that time most of the session had been devoted to pre sentation of statements by farm organization spokesmen Conference Chairman Axel J Beck of Elk Point S Dak told the man he and other farmers would be given a chance to be heard later I wont be here the man re plied and left the hall TREATED FOR POLIO Jowa City Lena Murphy 22 months Iowa Falls is a new polio patient at University hospitals I here AP Wirephoto STEEL UNION LEADERS United Steelworkers President Philip Murray left and Vice President John A Stephens of U S Steel Corporation pause outside the meeting room before sitting down at the bar gaining table Friday Negotiations resumed under a 3rd presidential strike truceBoth declined comment as they went into conference in Pittsburgh behind closed doors Chile Denounces Russias Campaign Against Yugoslavs New York campaign against Premier Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia was denounced by Chile Saturday as a flagrant threat to peace Hernan Santa Cruz Chiles ardently anticommunist chief delegate brought the Titocominform conflict into the debate of the United Nations assembly for the first time after blast Republican Conference in Last Day Farmers Who Appear Almost Unanimously Against Handouts Sioux City re publican leaders expressed confi dence Saturday that direct gov ernment farm subsidies offer them an issue with which to win the midwest farm vote from the dem ocrats This confidence was voiced by Senator Mundt of South Dakota and Rep Hope of Kansas after listening to a parade of farmer speakers before the GOPs 2day farm conference The meeting ends Saturday The conference was called to get an idea of what kind of tarm program the republicans should sponsor if they wish to stage a midwestern victory march in next years congressional elections Almost without exception farm ers who appeared before a com mittee of congressmen and repre sentatives of the partys national committee said they were against what they variously described as government handouts and checks as substitutes for a fair market price Brannan Plan Several referred specifically to the Brannan plan which President Truman has indicated he will make an issue of in the 1950 cam paigns That plan proposes broad use of subsidies to achieve a dual goal of cheaper food for consum ers and a high level of mcome for farmers The gap between low priced farm products and high farm incomewouldbebridged by government payments to pro ducers Several farmer spokesmen ad vocated a selfrfinancing program Chinese ing Russia as the force behind the communists Santa Cruz told the 59nation assembly it must weigh Russias socalled peace offer of Friday in the light of these andother prob lefns such as Greece and Korea f Santa Cruzx did not indicate whether he would make a formal complaint on the CominformTito issue as he did after the com munist coup in Czechoslovakia early in 1948 Santa Cruz spoke immediately after Polish Delegate Stefan Wier blowski opened the days debate with a bitter attack on the west ern powers The Pole followed the lead taken by Russias Andrei Y Vishinsky Friday in blaming the United States largely for world tension 700 Gather for Martin Funeral Sutherland estimated crowd of more than 700 persons among them GoyWilliam S Beardsley paid final tribute to James Patterson Martin 101 Iowas last war veteran Friday Included in thethrong were about 250 representatives from over 20 veterans posts in north west Iowa forming a massive colbr guard for the state G A R com mander Services lasted more than 2 hours and included both Masonic and military rites under would they foot the bill surpluses abroad and themselves for selling to lowin AP Wirephoto MAN SEIZED AFTER TERRORIZING VETERANS OFFICE William Shimkus 31yearold war veteran is taken into custody by 2 Chicago policemen after he had terrorized 140 persons in a veterans administration office Friday emphasizing with 2 guns his demands to be treated for tuberculosis He held a woman VA worker in a chair for half an hour police said still brandishing his guns as 140 persons in an adjoining of fice stood terrified Shimkus was taken to the county psychiatric hospital Henry Blackmer Back in Denver Denver M Black mer 80 international fugitive for 25 years arrived here Saturday to surrender on federal income tax evasion charges giowing from th3 Teapot Dome scandals of the Harding administration He smil ingly brushed aside questions on his future plans Blackmer left Union Station by car for the home of his son My ron K Blackmer in the exclusive Cherry Hills district and said he would not talk to the press until after Mondays preliminary hear ling GUY GABRIELSON Gabrielson to Visit in Mason City Guy G Gabrielson New York chairman of the republican na tional committee will be at the Hotel Hanford Sunday evening from to p m to meet any North lowans interested in talking to him it was announced Satur day by his brotherinlaw F P Walker Clear Lake Mr and Mrs Gabrielson wil fly here from Des Moines where he is conferring with republican party chiefs following the farm meeting atSioux City Mrs Gab rielson and Mrs Walker are sis ters Gabrielson is a brother of Rush Gabrielson Crystal Lake banker Walker stressed that the open house at the Hotel Hanford would not be political but that anyone wishing to talk to Gabrielson would be welcome Sports Bulletin Red Sox 3 Yankees 0 Mesopotamia is a name appliec to Iraq the areas between th Euphrates and the Tigris rivers come groups at home at cutrate prices On the other hand there was less agreement on government price support levels Some insisted upon supports at 100 per cent of parity for domesticallyconsumed farm products as contrasted with the per cent in effect this year for major products and 60 to 90 ac nvQiMrigd iii the Aiken law due to go into effect next year unless congress says differently Legal Standard Parity is a legal standard for measuring farm market prices It s deemed to be equally fair to producers and consumers Others were willing to go along vith the Aiken act Two farmer speakers opposed any kind of government farm program They were Dan D Case cent ManhattanKans Livestock rancher and Mrs Geneva Dunn Dxford Kans where the Dunns have a ranch Casement said government in ervention into agriculture was immoral1 in that it involved robbing s selective Peter to pay a collective Paul Frost Reported in Mason City DBS Moines was re ported at several Iowa points Fri day night but warmer weather is on tap for Sunday the weather bureau reported Saturday The temperature dropped to 32 at Atlantic and Iowa City early Saturday Points reporting frost included Spencer Otturriwa Dav enport and Mason City Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Low Saturday night 4045 High Sunday about 80 Mostly fair and warmer Saturday night a nd Sunday Low Saturday night 4050 east 4550 west High Sunday 7682 Minnesota Fair and warmer Sat urday night Sunday partly cloudy and warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 63 Minimum 34 At 8 a m 50 YEAR AGCft Maximum Minimum 67 43 4 FINAL FINAL Iowa Viffanova Penn State 4 FINAL Michigan Mich State i 4 FINAL Ohio State Missouri Pittsburgh 23 4 FINAL