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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 12, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI HOME EDITION umif Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 12 This Paper Consists of Two One SMASHES INTO car in the foreground careened across 2 curbs smashed Into the Cedar Rapids grocery store window in the background and rolled into the gut ter The 3 occupants were hospitalized for lacerations Chicago and Southern Hits Merger Plan Washington Chicago and Southern Air Lines Wednesday protested the proposed merger of MidContinent Airlines and Parks Airlines It said such a combina tion would divert business from its own ChicagoMemphis route In a statement presented at a civil aeronautics board hearing on the ParksMidContinent merger application Chicago and South ern said practically all of its busi ness would be subject to diver sion where the 2 lines paralleled each other Under the merger proposal Parks and MidContinent would between Chicago arid Memphis and intermediate points Officials of Chicago andSouth ern said a similar diversion of business would occur if an ap plication of Braniff Airlines were approved1 by CAB The Braniff Jine which is seeking authority io operate the Parks system would also parallel Chicago and Southerns northsouth route Chicago and Southern is one of 10 airlines seeking all or a por tion of the Parks system Seven of the group have applied for au thority to operate the Mississippi valley segment excluding north central and Great Lakes areas King Backs Halsey in Attack on B36 ds Siege Weapon Washington AP Salty Fleet Admiral William F Bull Halsey scoffed at the air forces big B36 bonibei Wednesday as a siege weapon He said it cant stop an enemy arid likely would never stop anything except bullet from fighter planes Grizzled and gray Halsey was before the house armed services committee as the navy put its top sea dogs of the last war into its fight against a military policy that cuts Acheson Sees Progress on Austria Pact Washington JP Secretary of StateAcheson told the senate for eign relations committee Wednes day a good deal of progress has been made with Russia on an Aus trian peace treaty Talking with newsmen after a closeddoor session Senator Con nally committee chair man said Acheson advised the sen ators that the United States and Russia have agreed informally that Austria will have her prewar boundaries This will mean Connally said that Austria will have the same boundaries she had before Hitler marchedin1 Connally said Acheson reported substantial progress has been accomplished toward the Austrian treaty but he added that ques tions of Danube shippiing repara tions and ownership of German controlled property in Austria re main to be settled Connally also said Acheson gave a complete report on the entire Asiatic situation and discussed the probable recognition later of a communist government in China There has been no recognition Connelly saidadding he did not wish to go into the question fur ther Connally said Ambassadorat Large Phillip Jessup is planning to go to China for an onthespit study of the China situation Minton Sworn In to Supreme Court Washington Min ton took the oath as a justice of the U S supreme court Wednes day in a White house ceremony down on thenavy and up a big B36 bomber force Backing Halsey up with a state ment was Fleet Admiral Ernest J King wartime chief of naval operations who is ill but still punching for the navy The navy also had a statement from Fleet Admiral Chester W Nimitz to be put in later Wants Carrier And it sandwiched in a direct plea from Capt A A Burke pres ent assistant chief of naval opera tions for reinstatement of the navys thwarted plans to build a flushdesk superaircraft carrier Halseys general argument was that the need in event of war will be for fast planes which can har rassan enemys armies knock out bridges and disrupt his transport He said that bypassing the armies and hammering at urban centers far to the reaY would not stop an army If military history shows one thing Halsey said it is this Siege operations have never suc ceeded against an enemy while that enemy possessed troops in the field which could attack the be sieging forces Siege Operation Bombing cities and the navy says that is all the B36 could essentially a siege operation Halsey said King said that any war or peace plans that deprive the navy of its fighting strength will become the plans for our own defeat Like Halsey King said the far flying highaltitude bomber is being overemphasized and he pounded on the theme that the national security requires highly mobile naval forces with a hard hitting air arm Order Czechs to Surrender All Firearms Prague Czechoslovakia The communistled government rounding up thousands of political suspects in a giant police opera tion Wednesday night ordered Czechs to surrender all privately owned firearms Prague citizens formed long lines at police stations to sur render licensed guns Some said they had been summoned urgent ly to report for a revision of their firearms licenses When they appeared they learned a revision really meant a revocation and they had to leave their guns The inference was that the gov ernment feared to leave guns in private hands Even such rela tively harmless weapons as air rifles were taken Reliable sources reported mean while that arrests in the provinces outside Prague were aimed at a suspected underground prepara tory to trials which will attempt to link the underground to the Catholic church Says Russia Trying to Fool Public Austin Attacks Red Demand for Count of U S Atomic Bombs Lake Success Russia has renewed demand for a world wide count of atomic bombs by the United Nations U S Delegate Warren Austin called the soviet move another attempt to fool the public The soviet demand was made by Deputy Foreign Minister Jakob Malik late Tuesday in the U N security council It called for a tally of all weapons from atom bombs to airplanes and artillery from battleships to bayonets Each nation would report on its own weapons under Maliks proposal with no provision for checking on the truth of the statements Warren U S delegate who is this months chairman of the council did not answer Malik on the floor But immediately aft er the meeting he told newsmen A census of weapons without verification is meaningless This is another attempt to fool the pub lic Nothing New The proposal for the addition of atomic bombs to the census adds nothing new Austin said It continues to reflect an unwill ingness on the part of the Soviet Union to recognize the real nature of the atomic problem The Russian proposal was not acted on and Malik refused to go into detail on it when he spoke to newsmen after the meeting Malik was directly asked if Rus sia has atomic weapons He answered Read the Tass communication That soviet press agency said on Sept 25 that the Russians have atomic weapons at their disposal The agency statement followed disclosure by President Truman that en atomic explosion took place recently in Russia First Statement Maliks statements Tuesday in the security council took on added interest because it was the first Russian statement of atomic poli cy since Mr Trumans disclosure Malik returned to the United States from Moscow after the news broke lexible Price Plan Okayed by Senate APWirephoto MURRAY ADDRESSES and United Steel workers President Philip Murray is shown as he opened his pep stumping tour before 15000 cheering steelworkers in Youngstown Ohio Tuesday Murray predicted an early victory for the workers in his first talk of a series that will take him to the major steel cities His resolution demanding the overall tally was the first time that Russia has put its demand into a formal resolution But the Russians have always opposed moves for an arms census unless it includes atomic weapons and have always said they should be outlawed A few minutes before Malik made his proposal he cast Rus sias 39th veto in the security council to kill a French proposal for conventional excluding the the establishment of confidence among nations It did not include atomic weapons Malik complained Minton a and former democratic new dealer from Indiana was sworn in by Chief Justice Vinson President and Mrs Truman and scores of other notables were present The ceremony took place on the just outside Mr Trumans Office before around 400 persons gtanding in the rose garden Report Progress in MoPac Dispute St Louis re ported new progress Wednes day toward ending the 33dayold strike of Railroad Brotherhoods which has tied upthe Missouri Pacific railroad They entered the 3rd consecu tive day of direct talks with ap proximately 75 of the 282 griev ances that caused the strike on Sept 9 understood to be settled Sarlier Roy E Davidson spokes man for the 4 striking unions had said quite a few had been de cided The pattern of the talks was set ay a conference of governors and representatives from 8 states served by the MoPac last week Displaced Persons Bill Goes to Senate Washington JP The senate judiciary committee finally turnec loose the displaced persons bill Wednesday opening the way for a senate vote But the measure voted out 7 to 3 over opposition from Chairman McCarran DNev who is in Europe goes to the floor withou any recommendations one way or the other on whether it shoulc pass The housepassed measure would let more of Europes home less enter this country Wednesdays action boosted thi administrations chances of get ting the bill enacted before con gross adjourns although a bitte floor fight is In prospect Charged With Killing Husband Knoxville Mrs Frances Gasparovich Wednesday was held to the Marion county grand jury n an open charge murder in he shooting of her husband John VIonday night Counsel for the woman waived ireliminary hearing in a justice ourt County Attorney Will Hardin aid Mrs Gasparovich would go Before the grand jury the latter art of this week or early next week She will be held in jail until her appearance before the rand jury 6 Persons Killed in 2Car Crash St Joseph Mo per sons including one Iowa werej Killed in a 2car collision on high way 169 near King City Mo Tuesday night The lowan who was injured fatally was Mrs George Hunt about 50 of Redding Iowa She was riding with her brotherin law Merle Sisk 50 her sister Virgie Sisk 49 wife of Merle and her nephew Gale D Sisk 29 all of whom also were killed The Sisks all live in Grant City Mo and along with Mrs Hunt had been visiting a Missouri rel ative Also killed were James Ma honey 27 and Ernest Colvin 48 both of Albany Mo who were in the other car A 3rd man in the 2nd car was hurt critically IDENTIFY BODY Davenport body recov ered late Tuesday from the Mis sissippi river in West Davenport was identified Wednesday as that of Wilbur Grogan 62 resident of a county home at Rock Island 111 Scott County Coroner Leslie Ban ning said Grogan apparently died of a heart attack However he planned an inquest 58 Group Air Force Opposed by President Washington resident Truman Wednesday renewed his opposition to a 58group air force at a white house conference with members of the senate appropria tions committee The senators told newsmen aft erward however that the Presi dent suggested he would accept the house position on funds for stockpiling of strategic materials The 2 controversies are holding up passage of an appropriations bill carrying funds for all the armed services Senate Democratic Leader Lucas 111 who participated in the con ference said Mr Truman was standing by his position in favor of a 48group air force instead of the 58 groups insisted upon by the house because of the savings of Lucas and the other senators including Wherry the re publican floor leader said Mr Truman did not say he would veto a bill carrying the house version The outcome of the conference at the white house left the future of the bill as uncertain as ever Wherry who supported both the 48group air force and the 000000 senate cut in the house figure for stockpiling indicated that he would not yield on either count Denies Bolt of Leftist CIO Unions Washington that left wing CIO unions may break away and a 3rd major labor or ganization ran into a denial Wed nesday by a labor leader named as one of the key planners of such a move Grant Oakes president of the Farm Equiment Workers said it isnt true that he and oth ers FE officials voted secretly to bring their union into another leftwing outfit which is slated for ouster from the CIO Oakes denial carried by the Chicago Sun Times Conflicted sharply with a statement issued Tuesday through the CIO by Pet er Aversa of Auburn N Y a member of the FE executive board Aversa said the board had voted secretly in Chicago 2 weeks ago in favor of such a merger with the aim of setting up a 3rd big Murray Predicts Victory for Union in Steel Strike Pittsburgh Murray says the nationwide steel strike will end complete victory for his men in their fight for free pensions and insurance I assure you that before very long we will all be happy Murray said in a fighting address at Youngstown Ohio It was his first talk of aa pep labor organization to rival the rightwing CIO and AFL Both Charles Hobbie Iowa dis trict FE president at Cedar Rap ids and John Watkins Mississip pi district FE president at Rock Island 111 said Tuesday that no FE executive board vote was tak en on the merger proposal Peace of Mind Moline 111 South Car olina man who said he burglar ized only churches because he found peace of mind in them waited in jail Wednesday for a police court hearing The man said he was James C Jones 30 of Greenville S Car when the wife of the Bethel Meth odist churchpastor reported see ing him leave the church early Tuesday morning Jones admitted breaking into 3 Moline churches in the last week because they are the only place where I can find peace of mind James Hunt Goes Out of Business Washington Clyde R Hoey D N Car disclosed Wednesday that James V Hunt whose activities touched off the senate 5 per center investiga tion is going out of business as a management counselor on doc tors advice Huey chairman of a senate sub committee which conducted the inquiry also announced that his subcommittee will not hold any more hearings this year on Wash ingtons influence industry but that more public hearings are like ly next year Weather Report FORECAST Mason City and not so cool Wednesday night Thurs day partly and mild Low Wednesday night 35 to 40 High Thursday mid 70s Iowa Fair and warmer Wednes day night Thursday partly cloudy turning cooler west por tion Low Wednesday night 45 50 Minnesota Mostly cloudy north partly cloudy south through Thursday A few scattered show ers northwest portion Wednes day light and northeast portion early Thursday Warmer Wednesday night A little copier north portion Thursday Low Wednesday night 38 to 44 high Thursday 62 north to 66 south IN CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at G a r Wednesday to take him to several of the nations steel centers There was no reply from indus try to Murrays to his charges industry had forced 454000 of his men to strike The U S conciliation service went ahead setting up separate meetings with union and top in dustry leaders in an effort to end the strike The first session is scheduled with Bethlehem Steel Corporation Thursday at New York Worried Over Crisis The conciliation service also kept an eye on reopening of con tract talks Wednesday between soft coal operators and the striking 380000 United Mine Workers Its worried over the approaching crisis as the result of the 24 day old coal strike Iron Age the national metal working weekly says if real col lective bargaining does not take place soon the country can look for one of the worst tieups in its history because it will knock re covery efforts of the economy into a cocked hat Even as Murray was speaking to 15000 cheering strikers Tues day the International Harvester company laid off about 3500 em ployes at its Chicago McCormick plant because of depleted steel supplies That brought the total of men strikeidled in related in dustries to more than cluding 41000 on coal and steel hauling railroads Cut Train Service The Milwaukee railroad an nounced it is temporarily reducing some of its passenger train serv ice to conserve coal Murray left little doubt hell go right down the line to get free pensions and insurance Industry has offered him a 10cent hourly package but insists the workers chip in Murray says no to he contends such a program would in effect be a pay slash as it would reduce his workers take home pay Though no new negotiating ses sions are scheduled in the steel dis1 pute the soft coal operators wen to West Virginia Wednesday to confer with UMW representatives Southern operators came to Charleston a day early and their leader gave no sign of giving in to John L Lewis who wants an in crease in 20cent royalty pay ments to his welfare and pension fund Washington President Tru man told a group of Latin Amerf an diplomats Wednesday that tht United States is committed to the ixercise of representative demo racy in the western hemisphere president made this appar reference to Latin American military dictatorships in a state ment to the ambassadors to the ouncil of the organization of American states jaid a brief visit Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 56 33 47 53 40 CORNPICKING is going to be lots of work and lake a maximum of coopera tion in North Iowa this fall be cause of the storm Farmers who need help and any men and boys willing to work should register with the Iowa Employ ment service 19 3rd N E in Mason City The Mason City office serves cock Worth Cerro Gordo and Franklin counties Adjoining districts are served by offices at Charles City and Algona Latin Envoys Hear Truman Body Passes LongRange Farm Bill Measure Returns to House Which Voted for Rigid Supports Washington ff A sliding scale system of government price supports under major farm prod ucts won senate approval Wed nesday After weeks of angry arguments that split party lines the senators sent the socalled price stabiliza tion act back to the house which has adopted a different plan Pas sage was by voice vote Another bitter struggle between the senate and house over whats best for the during the 1950 congressional elec tion looms And an ap parent disagreement between President Truman and 2 of his chief senate lieutenants threatens to cloud the issue for the demo cratsin next years campaign Both the president and Vice President Barkley are said tofavor continuance of the wartime level of farm price props now existing Anderson Plan Senator Anderson DN former secretary of agriculture is author of the senates bill and Democratic Leader Lucas Ill backed it Back in July the house voted o retain 90 per cent of parity price supports under cotton wheat corn rice tobacco and peanuts during 1950 The house also re ained present supports vmder a ong list of other commodities The senate bill would allow 90 per cent of parity supports for tobacco whenever growers voted controls but would permitsup ports for tobacco whenever grow ers voted controls but would per mit supports to vary from 00 to 75per cent on the other basic crops Under Controls For next year tobacco wheat The diplomats to the white louse in observance of Columbus day a holiday throughout Latin America We in the interAmerican sys em Mr Truman said in his pre pared statement subscribe fully p the principle of noninterven iqn in the internal or external af fairs of any American republic At the same time we are defi nitely committed to the proposi ion that our solidarity and high aims are fostered by the exercise of representative democracy in the American states I am confiden hat you will continue to provide nspiring leadership toward the achievement of those aims The western hemispheres desire for security Mr Truman said is not primarily in order that our lives may remain unchanged but that we may progressively realize our vast possibilities It is this spirit which motivates the growing exchange of technical knowledge and skill that has been taking place among our countries We look forward to an even more vigorous technical coopera tion through all available chan nels including the United Nations and its specialized agencies We intend increasingly to help one an other in the effort of each to help himself corn and cotton probably would stay at the 90 per cent level since they presumably will be under production controls In passing the variable sup port bill Wednesday the senate followed a prediction made Wed nesday Senator Lucas Lucas gave his forecast to re porters after a brief conference with President Truman He said at the same time that he now sees no chance for congress to ad journ by Saturday night Patrol Launching Tail Light Drive DCS Moines The Iowa highway patrol is launching a special drive to enforce the law requiring all vehicles to have lighted tail lights during hours of darkness At a meeting of patrol super visors here Tuesday Patrol Chief S N Jespersen ordered an imme diate statewide enforcement and education campaign on tail lights Jespersen said need for ade quate rear warning lights is im perative during the fall months because of the increased amount of farm equipment on highways during the corn picking season Communists Lose 10 Norwegian Assembly Seats Oslo Norway voters in Mondays election chop ped the communist parliamentary bloc from 11 members down to one final distribution of assem bly seats showed Wednesday The governing labor party of Premier Einar Gerhardsen gained all 10 seats lost by the commu nists raising labor strength in parliament from 76 to 86 This gives Gerhardsen an 11man ma jority in the 150seat parliament The new parliament Labor 86 seats a gain of 10 Liberals 22 seats a gain of 2 Conservatives 21 seats a loss of 4 Agrarians 12 seats a gain of 2 Christian Peo ples Party 8 seats unchanged and Communists one seat a loss of 10 Killed in Crash of Car and Motorcycle Sioux City ff A Bronson youth was killed Tuesday night in a motorcyclecar collision He was Robert Marion Smith 22 Police said the motorcycle Smith was riding and a car driv en by Harold C Engel 22 of South Sioux City Nebr collided headon on the Grand Avenue viaduct leading to the citys down town district KILLED UNDER TRAIN Dnbaaoe unidentified man was killed Tuesday when a freight train started as he was crawling beneath one of the cars Coroner Norbert Behr reported SAME Black 4mt U   

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