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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 6, 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 THURSDAY OCTOBER 6 1949 u This Paper Consists of Iwo SectionsSection OneNo Apartment Project Gets Federal Okay f Navy Suspends Captain for Airing Documents the morale of naval officers aud men is in up in the wake of Crommelm s admission that he is the man who gave news reporters on Monday g correspondence about navy morale 1 The navy suspended Crom melin 46yearold aviation veter an from duty and ordered him restricted to his home That is a preliminary action pending final disposition of his case There is the possibility of a court martial 2 Secretary of the Navy Mat thews went before the house armed services committee and said he believes navy morale general ly is good Without calling Crom melms name Matthews in effect accused him of disloyalty faith lessness and insubordination 3 President Truman told o j iciiuem jiruman tola a newsconference he has instructed Matthews to get to the bottom of the controversy swirling about charges that the navy is not being given a fair deal in present mili tary unification policies Mr Truman declined to com ment on Crommelins release of private navy correspondence crit ical of defense policies Crommelih himself was the first to disclose the navys action He told reporters of it when he came out of the office of Vice Ad miral John Dale Price vice chief of naval operations The action was taken by Price Crommelin told reporters he was ready to take the consequences AM A Target of Monopoly Investigation Chicago tPj Trustees of the American Medical association said Thursday thatthe AMA and 16 state and county medical socie ties are being investigatecKby the antitrust division of the justice department The board of trustees issued a statement protesting the of the police arm of the government in a campaign to discredit Amer ican medicine and terrorize phy sicians into abandoning their op position to compulsory health in surance The board said that on Feb 10 the board room of the trustees in Chicago was broken into ords of the board were thorough ly searched Dr George F Lull secretary manager of the AMA said no accusations are made against the department cf justice But he called the incident one of real significance in the chron ology of events since the AMA decided to make a nationwide campaign a g a i n st compulsory health insurance Fire Destroys Home at Manly and Mrs Eddie Kamish and 4 children were home less Thursday after fire completely destroyed their home and ail its contents in the south part of Manly Mrs Kamish said fire started in a closet of the 5 room home shortly after 9 oclock When the firemen arrived the flames had made such headway that little could be done but prevent the blaze from spreading Mr Kamish is employed by the Rock Island There was no insurance BUYS NEW PLANT Princeton HI Bureau County Republican Princeton daily newspaper has purchased a new plant from Mr and Mrs Harvey E Hade of Fort Madison Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with some light rain or drizzle Thursday night Cooler Thursday night Friday partly cloudy Low Thursday night 45 to 50 High Friday mid60s Iowa Clearing and turning cooler Thursday night Friday fair and moderately cool Low Thursday night 40 northwest to 55 south east Minnesota Cloudy and cooler Thursday night with occasional rain extreme east Partly cloudy to cloudy and somewhat cooler Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 72 Minimum 56 At 8 a m 58 YEAR AGO jflaximum Minimum 54 Truman Signs Foreign Arms Aid Measure Washington President Truman Thursday signed the arms aid bill call ing it a notable contribution to the collective security of the free nations of the world The legislation authorizes Amer ican arms for 14 countries in west ern Europe the middle east and the far Pacific to help them re sist communism In a statement at the signing ceremony at the white house Mr Truman said This act is necessary only he cause of the unsettled conditions of the world today which we in concert with many other nations are striving to overcome It is my belief that we shall be successful in these efforts to achieve international understand ing and to establish in accord ance with our national policy ef fective international control and reduction of armaments through the United Nations The president also signed a bill providing to carry on the foreign aid program until next June 30 Most of the for the Marshall plan The remainder includes funds for aid to Greece and Turkey and for costs of occupying Germany Aus tria Japan and the Ryukyus U S Protests Reds Holding of Americans Washington The United States sent a strongly worded note to Russia Thursday protest ing the shocking mistreatment of Americans who stray into the soviet zone of Germany This treatment the United States government finds to be in shocking contravention to the most elementary standards of in ternational decency the note said At the same time the United States through Ambassador Kirk in Moscow notified the Russian foreign office that it expects that those soviet officials who are re sponsible for these acts will be punished The American note referred specifically to the case of the 2 American college students who inadvertently and innocently entered the Russian zone while bicycling and who were detained for 8 weeks It also cited the case of Pvt John J Sinkowicz an American soldier who escaped Sept 16 from a prison in the soviet sector of Berlin after 10 months of im prisonment The note said he was held under brutal and uncivil ized conditions The note said bluntly There can be no justification for this kind of treatment of cit izens of a friendly nation per sons whose only violation of law is purely technical at most and whose innocence of criminal charges can easily be established The note dispatched by Oi e state department described t n e case of the 2 American college students Warren Oelsner 20 of Oyster Bay N Y and Peter Sel lers 19 of Radnor Pa as only the latest in a number of inci dents of the same kind No Truman Intervention in Strikes Washington President Truman said Thursday that the coal and steel strikes have not yet reached the point for his in tervention He made the statement at a news conference Minutes earlier John L Lewis accepted an invi tation to attend a government sponsored peace parley on the coal strike Friday The mediation talks were called by Conciliation Director Cyrus Ching who said the coal situation is approaching a crisis Mr Truman said warning of government officials that the coal and steel stoppages will hurt the domestic economy were well timed and necessary He then went on to say that the situation has not yet reached a stage for him to intervene WEST VIEW APARTMENTS layout and location of the West View apartments development is shown on this aerial view of Willowbrook addition Pierce avenue is at the right and the apartment area is between 1st N VV and 1st S W The 3 buildings outlined nearest the top otjhe photo each contain 8 apartments There also are 6 GlobeGazette Photo buildings of G units each and 4 of 4 units The area was originally platted for apartments Two parking areas are shown the one at the top accommodating 23 cars and the other 32 cars There also will be parking space for 34 more cars off the circular drive besides parallel parking on the drive itself i 3fc t s V SUNIT drawing shows the front elevation of one of the 8unit buildings planned for West View apartments There also will be G and 4unit buildings All apartments will have the same floor plan with full basement living room dining room and kitchen on the 1st floor and 2 bedrooms with bath on the 2nd Sports Bulletin Dodgers 1 Yankees 0 STORY ON SPORTS PAGE Senate Unit for Flexible Farm Prices Washington agriculture committee Thursday approved 9 to 3 a flexible farm price support bill Democratic Leader Lucas of Illinois said it will be brought before the senate Friday Lucas described the bill as fol lowing the lines of the longrange farm measure originally intro duced by Senator Anderson DNMex The senate sent the Anderson bill back to the agriculture com mittee Tuesday night after Vice President Barkley had broken a tie to give senate approval of an amendment for price props under major crops at 90 per cent of parity Parity is a price level calcu lated to give farmers the same re turns on their crops measured in things they buy that they had in a past favorable Lucas said tho 90 per cent par ity provision was stricken out by committee vote and the flexible 75 to 90 per cent parity provision favored by Anderson returned to the measure 3 From One Hampton Family Have Poiio Iowa City children from one Hampton family are under treatment for poliomyelitis at University hospitals here Charles Mosher 9 son of Har old Mosher was put on the active case list here Tuesday Thursday 2 other Mosher chil dren were admitted They are Dela 6 months and Emma 7 and both are in fair condition Build Steel Bins Bode The government is build ing 35 new steel bins in Bode for the storage of sealed corn Five bins are near completion and others have been started It will take 6 weeks to finish the job Prior to the California gold rush more gold was mined in North Carolina than in any other U S state MADE group was largely responsible for the preliminary arrangements which made possible the construction of the West View apartments in Mason City From left to right seated are Lester Milligan secretary of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce John G Miller Waterloo head of the construction firm and Mayor Howard E Bruce Standing are Douglas G Swale a director and Harvey J Bry ant president of the Mason City Development association and Aaron Miller Waterloo who made a number of visits to Mason City in connection with the project U S Envoys to Meet in London Washington state de partment announced Thursday that U S diplomats from all na tions in the soviet sphere of east ern Europe will gather in London Oct 2425 for an extraordinary conference on cold war strategy State department spokesman Lincoln White announced the London conference call He knew of nothing like it in the past since the cold war started Officials gave this estimate of what the U S diplomats will talk about It is implicit that they will dis cuss how best to handle the out rageous propaganda disseminated by soviet sphere completely distorting everything this country stands for and how BULLETIN Washington UR Directors of the reconstruction finance corporation Thursday authorized a loan to the Kaiser Frazcr Corp it may be possible to make the peoples as opposed to govern ments understand what we stand for Those summoned to the London meeting include American am bassadors from Russia Poland Czechslovakia and Yugoslavia and U S ministers from Hun gary Rumania and Bulgaria BUILDING GROUP MEETS Des Moines A special committee which has charge of erecting the new state office building met Tuesday with the slale executive council to handle routine business Condition Is Serious After Ladder Fall George Schnoor 85 Oddfellows home is in serious condition at Park hospital with injuries suf fered in a fall Wednesday after noon Schnoor was working with a movable stepladder on wheels when he fell off and broke both shoulders and his ribs it was re ported TO LEAVE HOSPITAL Takima Wash Court Justice William O Douglas injured when he was thrown from a horse should be able to leave St Elizabeths hospital in about 2 weeks his physician said Wed nesday Construction of 76 Units Ready to Begin Construction of 76 apartment units in Willowbrook addi tion to Mason City will begin immediately it was announced Thursday by Aaron Miller of the John G Miller Construc tion company of Waterloo The Federal Housing administration has approved the project and financing arrangements have been completed Miller reported in a conversation from Des Moines Construction of the 13 West View apartment buildings con taining 4 6 and 8 apartments each is scheduled to be completed by April 1 1951 but Miller said it is hoped to have them all finished within a year Union labor will be used and as much as is available will be hired in Mason City he said All the apartments will be rent ed and children will be welcomed he said Veterans will be given preference by the West View com pany Waterloo the owners Same Floor Plan All the apartments will be alike in floor plan Each will have a full basement The main floor will have a 12 foot 7 inch by 13 foot 9 inch living room with an open stairway to the 2nd floor The back end of the living room will connect with an 11 foot 7 inch by 8 foot dining room Beside it will be a kitchen 7 feet 5 inches by 11 feet 1 inch On the 2nd floor will be 2 bed rooms 9 feet 4 inches by 10 feet 8 inches and 12 feet 2 inches by 12 feet 4 inches Each has a large closet and there also are closets in the hall and bathroom as well as a cloak closet off the main en trance on the 1st floor Cabinets and sink will be built into the kitchen according to Mil ler but no equipment is furnished except the furnace Purchase of the furnaces will be held up as long as possible he said because it has been impossible as yet to get a commitment heating for gas for Construction costs alone will be about on the project he The addition to the cos land and other expenses firm now is completing a smaller project in Waterloo and is contemplating one in Dubuque 4 Sons in Business The John G Miller Construc tion company was founded 54 years ago by its namesake and has been in continuous business since Four sons now are asso ciated with the father who still is the active head Aaron Miller paid tribute to the cooperation the firm has received in Mason City from the Mason City Chamber of Commerce Ma son City Development association and city council Because of the many unusual circumstances and difficulties in volved it is doubtful if we would have gone on to complete the ar rangements for the project if it had not been for the active en couragement of the Chamber of Commerce and Development as sociation he declared They assured me of the need for the project and assisted me in ironing out many of the difficul ties Deny Accord Reached in Dock Strike Honolulu Union Leader Harry Bridges declared Thursday he had negotiated a settlement of the 159dayoId Hawaiian steve dore strike but an employer spokesman said no settlement has been reached Bridges president of the CIO International Longshoremens and Warehousemens union made his assertion as he boarded a plane for San Francisco after several days of secret negotiations However Philip Maxwell vice president of the Hawaiian employ ers council said a few minutes later that there was no settle ment W R Starr chairman of the stevedoring companies negotiating committee said The union has made offthe record proposals for settlement of the strike at 14 cents an hour increase It also has proposed that 7 cents raise be agreed to be ef fective 6 months from now and to extend the contract for 21 months The proposals are under con sideration by the companies but no agreement has been reached SAME DUek traffic denlH in null H ROBERT HANNEGAN Hannegan Prominent Demo Dies St Louis E Han negan former postmaster general died at his home once owned the St Louis Cardinals His death resulted from a heart attack his wife said In failing health for some time Hannegan was ill Wednesday night and a physician was summoned to the home early Thursday His wife was at his bedside A friend riotified the press of his death said it occurred between 9 and a m Hannegan who was only 46 gave his health as the reason for selling his interest in the Cardi nals last winter Hannegan retired as postmaster general in November 1947 to head a syndicate buying the St Louis baseball club He also had served as chairman of the national demo cratic committee and directed the partys 1944 presidential campaign Before that he was collector of internal revenue serving in that post until he was named post master general by President Tru man in 1945 A prominent Catholic Hannegan was made a Knight of St Gregory Grand Order of the Holy Cross by Pope Pius in 1946 UPW AFL Meat Cutters End Rivalry Chicago big unions representing 90 per cent of the nations packinghouse workers ended an historic rivalry Thurs day and warned the meat indus try they plan joint action in contract talks The CIO United Packinghouse Workers and the AFL amalga mated meat cutters and butcher workmen charged big business with a planned campaign to de stroy labor unions In a joint statement Earl W Jimerson the AFL union chief and Ralph Helstein head of the CIO union said they will act in complete accord in current con tract talks It was the first time that the 2 unions have combined against the big 4 packers the giants of the meat industry But Swift and Co one of the biggest firms said the unions charges were regrettable and that distorted and unrealistic statements of this kind only con fuse the situation Man Is Killed in 2Car Collision Manson One man was killed and his son was injured in a 2car collision here Wednesday Lawrence Larson 88 of near Rockwell Citydied in the crash His son Vegor 60 who lived with his father suffered lacerations the head and face and a broken arm Highway Patrolman Joe Dixori said the Larson car and an auto driven by Walter Fred Moritz 32 collided on the outskirts of town FORMER NORTH IOWA N Chicago James Louis Fleming 77 Chicago obstetrician who helped bring more than 6000 babies into the world died Wed nesday He was a native of Post vine The flower of the month for February is the violet the birth stone amethyst   

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