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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 3, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY OCTOBER 3 1949 This Paper Consists Two pno No 316 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Heres a Book You Are Going to Enjoy I AM quite sure that even if I didnt know and like its au thor Hartzell Speuce I would have liked the book which lies open before me as I begin this visit with you The book is cleverly titled Happily Ever After and I forecast for it a suc cess comparable with Spences earlier best sellers One Foot in Heaven and Get Thee Behind Me Like his former two books which rang the bell of public favor this latest off the Whittiesey House written in the autographical style Mr Spence has tried his hand at fiction and drama tized hes at his level best when hes dealing with his own life and his own experiences Those of you who either read One Foot in Heaven or saw it in the screen version will recall that the principal character was his father a truly great preacher whom 1 knew as friend and neigh bor It pictured life in a parson age There was joy and there was pathos Get Thee Behind Me was asequel The Result of a Dream This new book Happily Ever After is the story of trials and tribulations experienced by Hart zell Spence and his wife Margar et in trying to materialize their dream of a full life in the coun try Its the story of their pur chase and attempted reclamation of an ancient 700 acre farm in Virginia the center of which was a vast dilapidated manor house Gaston Hall It all started back in Pearl Harbor day to be when Hartzell and Margaret in South America in quest of ma terial for an historical novel Vain Shadow visited Guerrero on his Argentine estancia Guerrero too had once been a rover with no place to call home He had found peace and security good centering his interest in reclaiming a large tract of wasteland along the ocean south of Buenos Aires If he could do this so could they the Spences reasoned Wanted the Full Life From this moment on they had but one idea in life That was to have a farm home of their own a place where they could send down their taproots to the peace and full which their Argentine friend had found in such full measure It was an unquenchable dream Not even the war which was starting at almost the exact mo ment of their inspiring conversa tion with Guerrero could put it out of their minds Harfczell entered the service be came a lieutenant colonel and was appointed editor of Yank due to his extensive experience with the United Press and other news agencies This meant living in New York about as far from things agricultural as anything that could be imagined Later however there was a transfer tothe Pentagon in Wash ington This meant exposure to the farmsteads of Virginia which was just about where they wished to be ultimately in consideration of HartzelPs career as a writer and the necessity of being in easy reach of the New York publish ing houses In Constant Quest On every free day the Spences would range the countryside about Washington in quest of the hone of their dreams Places which measured up to their specifications were either prohibitively expens ive or not for sale But they were undismayed They went on look ing Finally and by chance they met up with Gaston Hall with its 700 acres of neglected land The state of disrepair of this once luxurious house with 30 rooms and a swimming pool was so great that neither Hartzell nor Mar garet would reveal the interest which each had in the place On the day that Gaston Hall was offered at an auction sale the Spences were on hand checkbook in pocket That night they were the owners of the property ready for the unfolding of the next chapter in their dream of peace and good communing with nature And thats where all the trou ble started The book Happily Ever After is given over quite largely to a setting forth of the problems which arose in trying to convert Gaston Hall into that haven of quiet and contentment by Guerrero on his Ar gentine estancia Burden Fell on Her For one thing the air force claimed most of Hartzells time and attention during the war years This meant that the burden of the reclamation program in a ratinfested house with 30 rooms fell principally on Margaret with a 1year old son All the while Hartzell was a de yoted reader of bulletins from the department of agriculture He CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Wirephoto HORSE THROWS U S JUSTICE Justice William 0 Douglas thrown from a horse on a rocky trail high in the Cascade mountains in Washington lies on a litter waiting for an ambulance He suffered 13 broken ribs and a punc tured lung when his horse reared threw him and rolled over him r Condition of Douglas Satisfactory Yakima Wash UR Supreme Court Justice William O Doug las was reported in satisfactory condition Monday at St Eliza beths hospital where he was tak en after suffering serious injuries when his horse threw him down a rocky hillside The 50yearold jurist suffered 13 broken ribs anf deflated right lung when hiss se reared and flung him down he slope Sunday Dr W Schuler Ginn said that blood plasma was being kept on hand but no transfusions had been made In severe pain Douglas was brought to the hospital here 77 miles from the scene of the acci dent by a Washington state patrol ambulance Douglas was accom panied on the mountaineering ex pedition by Elon Gilbert his boy hood friend Gilbert said they were headed for Crystal mountain 5 miles from towering Mount Rainier when the mishap occurred Asks Russia to Find U S Ship The United States has asked Russia to help locate a South Korean merchant ship which disappeared Sept 20 with 2 American government of ficials aboard The state departments press of ficer Michael McDermott said Monday that Ambassador Kirk in Moscow made the request in a note to the Russian foreign office The ship the Kimball R Smith was reported by the communist radio in North Korea to have ar rived at the Port of Chininampo in sovietcpntrolled North Korea Sept 22 Kirks note indicated this gov ernment believes the vessel is still there He told the foreign office it would be appreciated if the Soviets facilitate the prompt departure of the officials and the vessel Want Banker to Testify in Air Hearings Washington Braniff Air ways said Monday it expects to ask the civil aeronautics board to subpena an Illinois banker to testify concerning a 5400000 loan to Parks Air Lines of East St Louis 111 Philip Piser Braniff counsel made the statement at a civil aero nautics board hearing after Parks attorneys refused his request that the banker be called as a witness Parks Air Lines was granted 4003 miles of feeder airline routes in 11 midwest states several years ago but never started flights The present hearing is to de termine whether Parks permits should be continued or whether the x9ufes should be awarded to othercarriers Parks told the board last week it now is prepared to begin service with single engine planes Oliver L Parks president of Parks Air Lines testified Thursday the air line had obtained a loan from the National Stock Yards National bank of National Stock yards III A confirming telegram came Friday signed by E S Williams the banks Vice president Loyd Benefield Parks counsel said in turning down Braniffs re quest that all parties had agreed last Thursday that a telegram from the bank listing the conditions of the loan would be satisfactory Piser said Williams telegram was ambigious concerning a state ment that the loan would be ex tended as may be necessary He said he didnt know whether this might mean necessary in Parks opinion or that of the bank offi cials 102000 Coal Miners Back on Job But 400000 More Remain on Strike Steelworkers Out By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS One hundred two thousand of John L Lewis coal miners went back to work Monday but 400000 remained on strike as did 513000 ClOsteelworkers There was optimism voiced that settlement of the 156day strike of 2000 CIO longshoremen at Hawaii may come soon Tension relaxed in Detroits auto industry as CIO auto workers planned to apply the Ford settlement pattern to Chrys er and other manufacturers The United Mine Workers sent ack to their jobs Monday by the erse hint from union headquar ers that their idleness is not now ital to the pending wage nego iations were 80000 anthracite hard coal diggers in Pennsyl ania and 22000 soft coal miners vest of the Mississippi The UMW battle cry of recent ears no contract no work ap arently was discarded for a lim ed application of no pension no vork Contracts applying to all UMW linersexpired during the sum mer and pension and other wel are fund payments have been uspended because southern coal perators have stopped paying oyaltics of 20 cents a ton of coal nined to the fund under a no ontract no royalties policy In the steel strike which hit 56 asic steel plants and 50 iron ore mines Saturday there were ru mors of new government inter ention The white house has indi cted that President Truman is landing on his decision of last veek that he will take no direct action however Most likely de elopment would be new efforts by Chief Government Mediator yrus Ching to get bargaining ses sions under way again Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and mild Monday night Low Monday night 48 Partly cloudy and cooler Tuesday with high 63 Iowa Cloudy Monday night with occasional showers southeast Slightly cooler east portion Tuesday mostly cloudy with light rain southeast and extreme south portions Low Monday night 48 northwest 60 southeast Minnesota Partly cloudy through Tuesday Cooler northwest and west central portions Monday night Somewhat cooler south east portion Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum 73 Minimum 54 At 8 a m 65 YEAR AGO Maximum 66 Minimum 35 GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 71 51 58 67 47 Nationalists Break With Soviet Union Canton China ist China Monday denounced sov iet recognition of the cornmunis government in China as an ac of aggression and severed diplo matic relations with Russia Nationalist Foreign Ministei George Yeh in a formal statemen also announced that the national ist government is taking steps to recall its diplomatic mission anc consular officials in the Sovie Union The nationalist action wiil have little more than a moral effect however The soviet govermnen informed the nationalist charge daffaires in Moscow Sunday tha diplomatic relations between Can ton and Moscow had ceased to exist with establishment of th communist peoples governmen in Peking That the regime set up in Pcip ing Peking is sovietsponsored should now be clear to all th world Yeh said It is a puppe regime forced upon the peopl against their free will and it ideology is alien to Chinese civil ization and the Chinese pattern o life The Chinese government in concluding a treaty with the Sov let Union in 1945 hoped that foundation for peace and securit in the Far East would be laid Fo this reason China always ob served all her obligations there from despite repeated soviet vio lations Recognition of the Peiping re gime by the Soviet Union there fore is not only an act of aggrcs sion against Chi mi but also threat to peace and security in th Far East 17 Killed 5 Injured as Train Strikes Bus AP Wirephoto TRAIN DEMOLISHES BUSrThe wreckage of an air force bus hangs on the front of a passenger train engine a mile from a grade crossing near Ontario Cal where the bus was struck Sunday night Seventeen bus passengers were killed and 5 hurt One Killed as 5 Cars Leave Rails Sleeping loach Is lut Open Ames rail coach filled with sleeping passengers was sheared open killing one person and injuring 4 severely when 5 cars of the westbound City of San Francisco streamliner left the rails liere early Monday All of the injured were on a coach which left the rails and was ipped open as it jackknifed into a boxcar on a siding Broken glass Daggage and seats which hud been torn from their moorings flew through the coach The coachs side was ripped open for a distance of about 20 feet and the coach immediately behind it scissored off the tracks as the crack Chicago and North Western passenger train came to a stop within 200 yards Three sleepers at the rear of the train also left the tracks None of the 5 cars turned over Specific cause of the accident was not determined immediately It occurred shortly before 3 a m Negro Killed Killed was Ernest Briggs 40 year old Negro from Oakland Cal who was on his honeymoon His bride was unhurt One woman passenger said I was awakened by the sound of breaki ing glass and found myself looking out into the open air The side of the car was all gashed open Most of the passengers were en route to California They were be ing transferred to another train for their journey westward None of the 4 hospitalized injured was critically hurt P O Redmond a passenger of Palo Alto Cal was one of the drowsy passengers shaken by the crash Car Rocks I had just been up front to the smoker Redmond said when all at once the car swayed one side began to fly to pieces and the car rocked A woman came over the seat and landed on top of me Some lumber also flew over the seat and pushed both of us down The most remarkable thing was the calmness of the women and children I heard no one scream al ail None of the injured was from Iowa Algona Boy Killed Mother Injured in Crash on Highway Amboy Minn Wind whipped an automobile off the highway near here Saturday and a 12 year old Iowa boy was killed The victim Clarence Scdrizzi Algona suffered a crushed skull as the car rolled over His mother Mrs Nick Sedrizzi suffered minor injuries but Sedrizzi was unhurt AP Wirephoto SLEEPING COACH SHEARED sleeping coach filled with sleeping passen gers was sheared open killing one passenger and injuring 4 severely The accident oc curred when 5 cars of the westbound City of San Francisco streamlinerleft the rails at Ames early Monday File Second Counterclaim After Crash Damage claims in connection with the collision of 2 cars and a truck on highway 65 at Rockwell Jan 25 mounted to Monday with the filing of a 2nd counter claim Mary Jo Elefson 6 Henry county was killed in the crash D R Browning Des Moines truck driver for the Rapid Thermo Gas company Monday filed a counterclaim against James E Coonley Hampton asking damages He denies the claim un der which Coonley asks damages that the truck was on the wrong side of the highway Browning states in his petition that the collision was caused by Coonley driving at an excessive and negligent rate of speed and attempting to pass the southbound car of Raymond O Elefson al though there was not sufficient room because of the northbound truck Elefson as administrator of the estate of his daughter previously had filed a suit against Coonley Brownings counterclaim was filed by his attorneys Bryant and Bryant Mason City and Brad shaw Fowler Proctor and Fair grave Des Moines He asks for damages to the truck for his medical expenses and for pain and suffering and in ability to use his left arm COP THEFT VICTIM Washington UR Rookie Po liceman Michael Fiorc shame facedly reported Lo headquarters Monday that somebody broke in to his parked car and stole his blue uniform blouse and hisbadgc Mason City Boy Flees Eldora Eldora inmates of the State Training School for Boys es caped Sunday night No trace of them was found after a search lasting several hours Supt Hollis L Miles said the boys are Robert Olson 18 of Jewell and Norman Allison 17 of Mason City Miles said the youths had been swimming in an inside pool asked to be excused a few minutes dressed and walked away Minton Approved by Senate Group Washington The senate judiciary committee Monday ap proved the nomination of federal Judge Sherman Minton of Indi ana to be an associate justice of the supreme court The committee voted 9 to 2 to send the nomination to the senate for confirmation with a favorable recommendation Approval came after the com mittee reversed a previous deci sion to call Minton before it for questioning HEADS CHIROPRACTORS DCS Moines fP Iowa Chiropractors association auxil iary Monday elected Mrs M O Dosland New Hampton as presi dent to succeed Mrs L D Church Sheldon FISHERMEN END STRIKE Vancouver B C week long strike of some 4400 British Columbia salmon fishermen end ed Monday with companyunion agreement on a set scale of prices for the fish they catch Green Serves Notice of Pay Boost Drive St PaulMinn Presi dent William Green Monday served notice of a new wage in crease drive and bluntly said the AFL has no intention of being bound by President Trumans steel fact finding board nopayboost recommendation for American workers In a keynote address opening the American Federation of La bors annual convention Green said We have never waived our right to demand wage increases for the workers of America And we are not going to do it President Trumans steel board recommended against any new wage increases for workers at this time saying they would disrupt the economy The board instead recommended a pensioninsurance plan worth 10 cents an hour for steel workers Green said that shaping plans for an even greater AFL political role in next years election will be the primary work of the conven tion 11 of Dead From Air Force Base Twins Sitting in Different Parts of Vehicle Survive Ontario Cal racing passenger train ripped into a U S air force bus at a crossing Sun day night killing 17 of the 22 oc cupants Eleven of the dead were mili tary or civilian personnel from March air base 5 were members of the Ontario Hostess club a service organization the other was the chaperone Mrs Ruby McLaughlin 45 mother of one of the dead girls Juanita McLaugh lin 18 Chief Deputy Coroner Edward P Doyle said only 5 including twin sisters sitting in different parts of the bus escaped alive It was hours before officers could draw a coherent picture from survivors Earlier estimates of the injured ran as high as 24 and police at one time said 19 bodies had been accounted for Acetylene torches finally cut away the mangled wreckage from the battered locomotive and the train headed east more than 4 hours late From Air Base The bus came from March air base 40 miles east of here and carried military and civilian per sonnel and girl friends home bound from a day at the beach No one on the bus was unhurt but no one was injured aboard the train the UnionPacifics Pony Express east bound to Chicago The the frain was traveling 70 miles an hour En gineer Al Hall declared I didnt see a thing before the crash An ambulance driver exmarine Dick Klenhard said the bloody wreck scene reminded him of Two Jimas beachhead there were dead and injured everywhere Survivors included Omega and Marquita Pearce 18 year old twins Irom Ontario Omega re ceived a broken ankle Marquita cuts and bruises She said she was sitting on the rear seat witn Charles Plevniak I heard a scream Look out The next thing I knew some men were picking me up Plevniak was taken to Naval hospital at Long Beach with undetermined injuries His condition was de scribed as serious Several Seats Up Marquita said her sister was several seats up in the bus Sgt Peter Grisolia Brooklyn N Y said All I could see was that fright ening big light on the front of the train I could see myself being hurled toward the wheels But I didnt reachVhem thank God Nearly a mile of the railroad 30 miles east of Los strewn with bodies some decapitated and many mangled Torches were re quired to cut one body from the bus wreckage Another was pinned beneath the Diesel locomotive What was left of the bus was wrapped around the engine Survivors said the party had been to Corona Del Mar and Long Beach on a special services out ing It had dropped off some girl friends of the air base personnel only a few minutes before SAME Black traffic 4eKlh la Si hturi pill Killed When Car Goes Over Bank Dubuque H Sie mers 29 of Belleyue was killed Sunday when his car plunged over a 200foot embankment after leaving highway 52 about miles south of Dubuque Siemers head struck a rock when he was thrown from the car Carole George 20 of Dubuque who was riding with Siemers was cut about her head but she was able to get to the road and hail a motorist Highway Patrolman Paul Mizer said the car skidded about 250 feet part on its side and sheared off a telephone pole before going over the embankment TAX AUDIT PLANNED Des Moines sample au dit on federal income tax returns of 2100 lowans is being made by the bureau of internal revenue The bureau said the purpose is to determine how accurately they were filled out how various occu pations make out returns aud how much taxpayers know about in come tax procedures DfES OF POLIO Dubuque Howard Koch 18 died Saturday at Mercy hos pital in Dubuque of polio   

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