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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 11, 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 LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 11 1949 This Paper Consists Two No Says Reds Can Fe High Altitude Craft Truman Asks Quick Accord on Farm Bill Washington JP President Tru man called democratic congres sional leaders to the white house Tuesday and urged them to reach a quick agreement on the farm bill The congressional delegation members were silent as they strode out of the white house after an hourlong conference in Mr Tru mans office Differences among Mr Tru mans leadership in the senate on farm price supports have imper iled passage of a new farm mea sure Presidential Secretary Charles hurricane winds which struck North Iowa Monday brought thousands of opportunities for the photographers most of the pictures showing de struction But Clear Lake residents who had the time and inclination could see beauty in the storm too as the pic ture shows Even here there is destruction however A rowboat is sunk beside the clock which is being battered by loose timbers G Ross told reporters afterwards that no agreement was reached at the white house parley The president asked them to get together on a bill he can sign Ross said He asked them to ad just their differences Ross would not say what sort of bill Mr Truman would sign how ever When asked if the president would veto an unsatisfactory bill Ross replied You may make whal implications you please Rep Cecil F White DCal said Monday after a talk at the white house that Mr Truman strongly supported legislation pro viding price supports of 90 pei cent of parity on basic crops HURRICANE power of the wind Monday was demonstrated on the new CCC corn bins being erected for the Gerro Gordo county AAA in Mason City With noth ing but the bare steel framework to take hold of the wind pushed the steel over and left it in a twisted mass on the Farmers Calling for Help to Harvest WindBattered Corn ground Note that the partially completed bin in the back ground had enough plates on the sides to brace it against the windand suffered no damage The bins are located just east of the M and St L railroad tracks and south of 3rd N E No Blame Is Placed in Fdrrestal Death Washington JP A navy board has absolved any person or per sons in the naval service of fault or negligence in the death of for mer Secretary of Defense James Forrestal Forrestal who retired from of fice in March leaped to his death May 22 from a tower at the naval hospital in Bethesda Md He was admitted to the hospital April 2 suffering from what naval medi cal authorities described as op erational fatigue Navy Secretary Matthews made public the boards findings Tues day but made no mention of the delay of more than 4 months in doing so Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy through Wednesday Low Tuesday night near 38 High Wednesday near 72 Iowa Generally fair and cooler Tuesday night Wednesday mostly fair Low Tuesday 40 northwest to 45 southeast lowa 5day weather outlook Tem peratures will average 3 to 5 de grees above normal Normal high near 68 normal low 44 Precipitation will average near onehalf inch Mild Wednesday A little warmer Thursday with rain likely to begin Thursday Rain ending Friday fnd turning a little cooler Warmer by Sun day with showers likely Minnesota Clearing and cooler Tuesday night Wednesday in creasing cloudiness and warm er Low Tuesday night 20 to 35 north 35 south High Wednes day 60to 65 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather tics of the 24 hours ending m Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation AGO Iflaximum Minimum statis at 8 a d 43 Des Moines Iowa state employment office here reported Tuesday that it was receivingr a flurry of calls from farmers who want workers to help them harvest their wind battered corn crop Merle Staley farm placement representative for the office which covers 6 central counties said he had 5 long distance calls for help during his first hour at work Tuesday The Missouri employment of fice has been asked to send farm hands to Iowa if any are avail able A mighty storm with hurricane strength winds left the midwest and west Tuesday androared north into the Canadian wilderness Gales that sometimes hit 100 milesanhour lashed The Plains and Great Lakes Monday as warm air from the south collided with strong breezes tearing down from the Canadian Rockies Heavy rains swept vast sections pouring tons of water from thick cloud banks Temperatures which had been setting new highs for the season tumbled as the wind and rain struck Storm Turned North The warm southern air turned the storm back to the north and Tuesday it was rushing into the area surrounding Hudson Bay The storm brought no relief however to the sweltering east where temperatures soared toward record maximums for the 2nd day in a row Forecasters said the heat wave would linger for as far as we can see ih the future Thousands of New Yorkers sought relief from the humid heat with autumn swims at Coney Island The midwest assessing millions of dollars in damage to crops and buildings from the winds had normal autumn weather with a band of showers stretching from Missouri northeasterly to Michi gan 100 Miles an Hour The winds reached their peak of 100 miles an hour in Minnesota and all roads in the southern half of the state were declared unsafe because of fallen trees and wires Airlines halted traffic for a time Three persons were injured by a falling chimney at a Minneapolis hotel A bank building was unroofed at FEW Rebels Against CIO But Now Faces Inner Revolt Washington of the Farm Equipment Workers have rebelled directly against the CIO Now they ace a counterrevolt within their own union Some top men in the CIO say formation of a 3rd labor Central Line Presses Claim on Parks Route Washington Air lines presses its claim Tuesday in the fight for authority to operate the Parks Airline system in th Mississippi valley Central representatives were scheduled to testify before th civil aeronautics board MidCon tinent Airlines Monday finishec more than a week of argument in support of an application to merg with Parks airlines overall oper ation including North Central Great Lakes and Mississippi val ley segments Airlines competing for the Mis sissippi segment of the Parks sys tem besides MidContinent and Central are Ozark Southern Bus Lines Continental Braniff and Chicago and Southern Meanwhile Parks Airlines has announced it is ready to inaugu rate the line with singleengined equipment in event its proposed merger with MidContinent is de nied by the board Whether Parks would be per mitted to operate the line was still in doubt since CAB had set July 1 1949 as the deadline for inaugurating the route Parks was certificated to operate 3 years ago but failed to do so Action on the Parks deadline issue however has been held up by CAB pending a decision on the merger proposal Continental Airlines director C C West Monday summed up iis firms claim to the controver sial Mississippi segment inastate nent which contended Conti icntal is better suited than oth ers to conduct a true feeder type operation ederation made up of leftJ wingers and communist sym pathizers is the longrange ssue The leader of the countermove nside the farm equipment work ers organization agrees and the CIO promised him help Tuesday A top CIO official disclosed the first overt move told a reporter the farm equipment workers leadership in a secret meeting at Chicago between Sept 27 and Sept 30 voted to merge with the United Electrical Work ers Both unions are under so called leftwing leadership The last CIO convention author ized President Philip Murray to deal with rebels in the farm equipment union The CIO execu tive board later ordered the group headed by Grant Oakes to merge with Walter Reuthers United Auto Workers Instead a CIO officfal said Tuesday the unions leaders voted at Chicago to go in with the more sympathetic leadership of the Electrical Workers The counterinsurgent is Peter Aversa of Auburn N Y presi dent of district 6 of the Farm Equipment union He said Tuesday that he attend ed the Chicago meeting then re turned to his district and told local BULLETINS Washington agriculture depart ment Tuesday estimated I s years corn crop at 3476 986000 bushels the 2nd largest of record Chicagro Judge Walter J La Buy declared a mistrial Tuesday in the 000000 mail fraud and con spiracy case against wouldbe Automobile Manufacturer Pres ton Tucker and 7 associates Tax Unit Takes New Stand on News Releases Des Moines state tax commission accused last month of censorship by Iowa daily news paper editors said Tuesday that department heads now will be held responsible for information released to the press Editors of 30 Iowadailies ob unions what had been done The jected recently when the tax corn locals taking in New oorK siaie mission announced that its em voted to reject the Chicago action Aversa said and told him to fight Aversa said in a statement that a 3rd labor federation is to be formed by the leftwing groups as soon as they are out of the CIO They are almost certain to be thrown out at the Cleveland con vention of the CIO Oct 31 ExHampton Ball Player Goes to Sioux City U S dis rict attorneys office said Tues day that Donald McClellan Hum mel 28yearold semipro base jail player has been sentenced to 2 years in federal prison Hummel previously scheduled o be arraigned here Tuesday was sentenced at Fort Dodge Oct 6 on 3 counts the district attorneys office said Hummel arrested near Hamp on where he played baseball un der the name of Kenneth Paul ODea pleaded guilty to 2 counts of transporting forged securities and to one count of violating the ederal car theft act The government said the of enses took place between North Platte Nebr and Wichita Kans on Nov 7 1947 He was sentenced by Federal Judge Henry N Gra GlobeGazette Photos MEMENTO OF husks grass and weeds were blown into long plumes along the telephone wires in Mondays windstorm This picture was taken along the highway a half mile west of the Mason City Country club Wabash Minn 8 airplane hangars collapsed at Fairmont and all elec tric service was cut off for a time at Red Wing Another hangar was blown over at Redwood Falls In Wisconsin 85mileanhour winds blew over a police radio tower at Eau Claire and ripped the off a fairgrounds building at Rhinelander At LaCrosse the copper sheath ing was torn roof from the library A J Robinson farmer 3 miles east of Decorah Iowa was in a hospital at Decorah Tuesday morning with serious injuries suf fered Monday afternoon when the wall of a building blew over onto him during the windstorm TAKE OPTOMETRY TEST Des Moines JP Twenlyfive iccent graduates of optometry col lege are taking the 3day exami nation for state licenses given by the state tnard of optometry ex aminers The examination ends Wednesday No St Joseph Mo whistle in his mouth 2 year old Hamilton Connell stumbled on the run and fell His parents Mr and Mrs Jack Connell of Cameron Mo picked him up But they couldnt find the whistle They surmised he might have swallowed it After waiting a week in vain for the whistle to appear the par ents brought Hamilton to the hos pital here A surgeon Monday and removed a nickel The Connels are still looking for the whistle CAN APPEAL FINES Ames Friley of Iowa State college has set up an appeals board for campus traffic fines He said it would give stu dents who think they have been treated unfairly a chance to ap peal their fine Bill Raising Payments to Vets Signed Washington bill raising veterans compensation and dis ability payments fay more than a year was signed by President Truman Monday The veterans administration es timated that 2024000 veterans of the first and 2nd world wars and of the Spanish American war would be affected under the sec tion liberalizing disability and death payments Backers of the bill contended the increases are necessary to meet the increased cost of living World war one veterans with disabilities legally presumed to be serviceconnected would gel full compensation instead of the present 75 per cent Provisions of the bill applicable to veterans of the 3 wars increase the length of time for which pay ments may be made for arrested cases of tuberculosis and create a new disability schedule based on monthly for total disabil ity and for 10 per cent disa bility The old rate was and In addition the bill provides in creased monthly payments to wid ows with a child or children anc allows veterans with 50 per cen or more disability to receive ad ditional payments for dependents ven Hummel a native of Northum berland Pa was arrested after state highway patrolmen who played baseball with him spotted picture on an FBI wanted oster The FBI said Hummel deserted the marine corps in 1943 Agree on Salary Hike for Federal Cabinet Officers Washington UR House and senate conferees Tuesday agreed on a compromise bill that would raise salaries of cabinet officers from to and boost the pay of some 200 other govern m e n t executives up to figures ranging from to The conferees failed however to compromise housesenate dif ferences in bills calling for pay raises for postal workers and classified civil service workers The figure for the cab inet has the senates version The house had voted with raises up to for under secretaries For the most part the compromise agreement fol lowed the lower figures approved by the senate mission announced that its em ployes were forbidden to give in formation to reporters without ap proval of the 3man commission Commission Chairman Warren Wells said the rule will be mod ified to prevent inconvenience or delay He said that department heads could assume responsibility for releasing information but must refrain from opinions com ments interpretations or predic tions Matters relating to tax mission policies or legal Questions must be taken up with the com mission itself or its legal counsel Wells said The policy of the commission he added has al ways been to confer with press representatives at any time Wells said The question of cen sorship has never been involved He said the commission recog nizes that in the case of current news matters written approvals might be cumbersome and tend to delay Therefore this rule will be modified Wells outlined the commissions new position in a letter to Ken neth MacDonald executive editor of the Des Moines Register and Tribune He told MacDonald the commission regretted that its suggestion to hold a conference with newsmen to work out a pol icy on news releases is not ac ceptable to yourself In a recent letter to Wells Mac Donald said it was his opinion that the commission should with draw its rule and that the issue should not be compromised in a conference He said he was not acting as spokesman for the edi tors and explained that the edi tors are not an organized group and do not have an officer author ized to appoint representatives for a conference Navy Expert Testifies in House Probe Tatom Modifies Stand on Atom Bomb Effects Washington JP A navy weap ons expert told congress Tuesday that Russia likely has guided mis siles able to find and knock down bombers above 40000 feet CapT J H Sides said German rocket secrets fell into Russian hands after the war and that it would now be folly to gamble U S security on the atom bomb and big bombers alone Had the war lasted a year long er Sides said U S bombers would no longer have been able to fly over Germany without prohibitive losses from German antiaircraft rockets Into Russian Hands These nazi antiaircraft devel opments designed to search out and destroy raiders traveling 485 miles an hour at 65000 feet fell jnto Russian hands lock stock and barrel Sides said Sides is deputy assistant chief of naval operations He testified before the house armed services committee hearing naval charges that defense chiefs are over con centrating on an obsolete B36 bomber Whether or not the Russians now have these guided missiles in production Sides said a revolu tionary change in antiaircraft defenses is certainly not far dis Dies After Being Struck by Auto Council Bluffs Hick man 62 of Little Sioux Iowa died in a hospital Tuesday of in juries received Saturday night when he was struck by a car His death is the 4th traffic fa tality in Council Bluffs this year and 16th in Pottawattamie county Hickman was struck by a car driven by James R Downey 32 of Council Bluffs at a city inter section tant Even before some big bombers now on order can delivered Sides declared this country will have guidedmissiles able to find and knock down bombers above 40000 feet New Discussion Before hearing sides the com mittee had brief new discussion with Cmdr Eugene Tatom about how deadly isthe Abomb Tatom cited medical reports 6n the Hiro shima blast to back up his con tention that it is not as deadly as the public thinks But under questioning Tatom agreed that all available statistics do riot jibe And he said that any way he isnt an atomic expert Tatom is the navy manwho sur prised the committee Monday by saying a man could stand at one end of the Washington National airport and come unscathed through an atomic blast at the other end of its 6800foot about one mile and a third runway Endurance Flyers Rest at Homes Yuma Arix JP The new worlds champion endurance fly ers Woody Jongeward and Bob Woodhouse are resting at their homes Tuesday The wartime navy pilots brought their 4place plane The City of Yuma to a landing at the Yuma county airport Monday afternoon at p m CST after 1124 hours and 18 minutes of continu ous flying Since Aug 24 when they took off from the Smaller Marsh avia field on the other side of town they had flown 85000 miles the equivalent of 3 times around the world During their flight they used 9000 gallons of gasoline and 200 quarts of oil Decision to terminate the flight of which was spent over Yuma to show the world this citys fine flying Sunday night when one of their 2 magne tos burned out Mrs FDR Celebrates Her 65th Birthday New York Mrs Franklin D Roosevelt willcelebrate her 65th birthday Tuesday night at a small family party in her Green wich Village apartment The former first lady spent the day at the United Nations head quarters at Lake Success where she is the U S member on the general assemblys social commit tee Sentenced on Morals Count Des Moines Walter Coones 46 former minister at Runnells Monday was sentenced to not more than 3 years in the Fort Madison state penitentiary after he pleaded guilty to an in formation charging immoral acts with a child SAME Black ftaf meani trifffe IB 21 Crash Injures Woman Fatally Davenport woman was injured fatally and 3 men also hurt Monday in a collision of a dump truck arid a fire truck an swering a call Mrs Harlan C Deem Daven port diedin ahospital of injur ies suffered in the collision Her husband and 2 firemen Kenneth Schlimmer and Bob Sterriberg were hospitalized The fire truck careened into 2 parked cars after the collision and was damaged badly TO INACTIVE fewa City land berg 19 Iowa Palls was trans ferred Tuesday to the inactive po lio case lift at University hnpitals here No new cases were admitted Nineteen active cases remain un der treatment   

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