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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 14, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THi NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 14 1949 REIGN OVER SUI DOLPHIN SHOWDoIphin Queen Mary Lou Stevenson Kapids standing and her 4 attendants reign over SUIs Dolphin show Thursday nijrht Leis flown to Iowa City from Honolulu for the occasion were placed around the neck of the winners as they were introduced Attendants are left to right Marge Valentine Cedar Falls Lois Longley Omaha Pat Church Des Moines and Sue Stevens West Des Moines Reject Hiss Bid for Trial to Be Moved New York Hiss mo tion for transfer of his 2nd perjury trial to Vermont was denied Fri day The former high state depart official had asked for the transfer on grounds that he could not get a fair trial in New York where his first trial ended in a jury disagreement Federal Judge Alfred C Coxe rejected the transfer motion Hiss 2nd trial is scheduled to begin Nov 1 He is accused of lying when he denied passing state department secrets to Whittaker Chambers for transmittal to a prewar soviet spy ring Chambers former Time mag azine senior editor who now is a Maryland farmer has admitted being a onetime communist courier and has testified that Hiss gave him official secrets Boy Not Long Lost Son of Michigan Pair Ann Arbor Mich Lab oratory blood tests showed con clusively Friday that an aban doned 6yearold waif here is not the kidnaped son of a Dayton Ohio couple Results of the tests were re ported by Dr Charles Cotterman of the University of Michigan heredity clinic He said the tests were conclusive For 2 days the parentage of 6 yearold William Thomas ONeill had been in question Mr and Mrs Arthur Thomp son of Dayton had come to Michigan hoping Tommy would prove to be their son Ronald kid naped 5 years ago from their Day ton Ohio home In the tests Tommys blood was compared with that of Mr and Mrs Thompson Fatally Hurt When Struck by Bus Council Bluffs Leon ard 81 of Council Bluffs a re tired railroad employe was fatal ly injured Thursday night when he was struck by a Council Bluffs Transit company bus at an inter section He died about 45 minutes later at a hospital Police identified the bus driver as Raymond Kaut 25 of Council Bluffs Police said Leonard apparently was not watching traffic as he crossed the street A test of his blood was ordered Lewis Asks AFL to Join UMW to Bock Steel Union White Sulphur Springs W Va L Lewis of the United Mine Workers proposed Friday that the AFL join with him in providing the striking CIO steelworkers with a week for an indefinite time Lewis made a sudden bid for labor unity in 2 major strikes Puzzled by Early Atomic Blast Report bywriting to William president of the AFL Lewis proposed that 9 of the AFL unions and his own tmited Mine Workers each contribute every week to the CIO The mine leader whose own 400000 soft coal workers have seen on strike since Sept 19 said this financial credit would enable the steelworkers to win beyond peradventure There was no immediate re action from either AFL or CIO headquarters at Washington to the Lewis proposal In a letter to Green Lewis urged the AFL president to sub ordinate every other considera tion and rise to meet in this fash ion the giant adversaries which would decimate the major units of organized labor Woman Is Killed in Auto Accident Harlan Mildred Ped ersen 32 of Kirkman Iowa was killed and her father injured in an automobile accident near here Thursday night Bennie Hanson Kirkman who was riding with his daughter re ceived a broken rib and cuts Shelby county Sheriff Orrell D Gearhart said Mrs Pedersen lost control of the car on a coun ty road about a mile and a half north of Harlan after tsying to pass a pickup truck The car turned over in a ditch In the Sequoia National Park there are 8722 giant redwood trees more than 10 feet in dia meter About one fourth of the nations vegetables are grown in Califor nia irafMe in Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing and cool with frost in exposed locations Friday night Low Friday night 32 Sunny and a little warmer Saturday with high about 68 Iowa Fair and cooler Friday night Saturday generally fair and a little warmer Low Fri day night 3845 Iowa 5day weather Temperatures will average near normal Normal high 60 to 65 Normal low 38 to 42 Warm Saturday and Sunday Turning cooler by Monday Warmer again Wednesday Rainfall will average i inch occurring about Monday Minnesota Fair Friday night and Saturday warmer Saturday and in the northwest Friday night A little cooler Friday night in the southeast Frost in the east ern portions Low Friday night 30 to 35 High Saturday low 70s IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statis tics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum 71 Minimum 49 At 8 a m 50 W a s h i n g t o n formed circles here were puzzled Friday by the claim of a former soviet officer that the first atomic explosion in Russia occurred July 10 Top government atomic experts declined to comment publicly on the report But other persons who keep in close touch with atomic affairs said they did not believe the July explosion was the one President Truman had in mind in his Sept 23 announcement They said they had been under the impression that the United States has instruments for detect ing an atomic explosion anywhere within hours and that Mr Truman had learned of the Russian devel opment only a short time before his disclosure They pointed out that Chair man David E LilienthaL of the atomic energy commission report edly found out about the Russian explosion only 2 or 3 days before the public If these widelyheld are correct they said it is likely that the explosion to which Mr Tru man referred occurred later than July 10 Farmer Saves Life by Putting Legs in Fire Olustee Okla A farmer was alive Friday because his doc tors said he had tne courage to push his bleeding and amputated legs into a fire Thirty three year old C B Hughes lost both legs Thursday he tried to free his arm pinned in a hay baler He at tracted his wifes attention 2 hours later by setting a fire to a bale of hay Doctors described his condition Thursday night as fair They said his arm will be amputated later Hughes wife said he pushed his legs severed below the into the flame to stop their bleed ing and relieve the pain House Passes Measure for Military Aid Bill Is Approved Only 2 Hours After Leaving Committee Washington UR The house Friday passed by voice vote and sent to the senate the administra tions foreign mili tary aid bill The house action came without a record vote after a state depart ment warning of the Soviet Unions long record of broken promises threatened aggression and subversive 5th column activi ties The senate may act on the measure Saturday Quick Action The house in its adjournment drive passed the bill only 2 hours alter its appropriations committee recommended giving Mr Truman the full amount he asked for mili tary assistance to foreign coun tries Rep Frank B Keefe R Wis protested the action The committee doesnt even know if the justifications sent in by the departments are neces sary Keefe told the house But you are subserviently going to ac cept them Motion Rejected He offered a motion to send the bill back to the appropriations committee but it was rejected by a 68 to 27 standing vote The aid bill provides 000 to rearm the Atlantic pact na tions The rest would go for arms to Greece Turkey Iran Korea and the Philippines plus a OOfOOO conditional grant to na tionalist China which President Truman could spend if he saw fit Attached to the arms bill was a rider providing funds for various government agencies and for urgent military con struction in Alaska and Okinawa SingleEngine Planes Urged in Air Hearing Washington airlines told the civil aerartaHtjesSitejstcU Friday that use of singleengined planes on feeder line routes would take aviation service back to the grassroots Company officials recommended that singleengined craft be placed in operation over the extensive Parks Airlines system for which 10 airlines are competing now operating a feeder line out of St Louis made the recommendation in a statement supporting its application for au thority to serve the entire Parks system The use of singleengined equipment can bring to all but the smallest villages the advantage of air transportation the firm said More and more communi ties that have a need for air transportation are being denied that service due to the impossibil ity of serving them with larger planes The expansion of airports has not kept pace with that of planes now used by major air carriers Ozark said development of traf fic on feeder routes and better airport facilities would in time however justify the use of larger planes Competing applicants had pre viously argued that singleengined planes would not be accepted by the public because of flying haz Tiiis Paper Consists ot Two One No 5 ards CAB only recently authorized the use of such planes in commer cial aviation limiting them to daytime operation over short hop routes Hannegan Estate Goes to Widow 4 Children St Louis UR The estate of the late Robert E Hannegan for mer postmaster general Friday was left to his widow and 4 chil dren Its value was not estimated However Hannegan reportedly was paid for his share of the St Louis Cardinal baseball team by Fred Saigh early this year Hannegan died from heart dis earse Oct 6 Reds Are Guilty of Plot Against US top U S communists are shown as they left federal courthouse in New York Friday after being convicted of conspiring to teach the overthrow of the U S government by force Left to right are Henry Winston Eugene Dennis Jacob Stachel Benjamin Davis Jr in Gilbert Green Gus Hall John Williamson Rob ert Thompson Carl Winter Irving Potash and John Gates Red Troops Into Suburbs of Canton Honp Kong UR Unopposed Chinese communist troops entered the suburbs abandoned Canton Friday and reliable reports said they vere scheduled to stage a victory march into the former pro visional nationalist capital Friday afternoon The news that Canton soon Avould fail Inrampaging commu nist forces sent top government and military officials in this British crown colony into urgent meetings Hong Kong lies only 80 miles southeast of Canton A telephone message from the British consulate in Canton at noon said the city still was quiet but tense The communist entry was slated for some 3 hours later a reliable source said The message from the British consulate said no communist troops could be in the city at that time It also denied that any planes had been seized at White Cloud airport where operations ceased hours ago One report said the runways at Ihe airfield had been mined but there was no confirmation Trains telephones and ships still operated Plans Auction for Recovery of Swindle Losses LeMars Clara Mieras 60yearold LeMars widow made plans Friday to recover some of her losses sin a fake diamond swindle by selling her large an tique collection Mrs Mieras said she would sell her collection at auction Oct 21 and 22 Bert Rollinger 56 LeMars tur key raiser and feed salesman was sentenced in federal court at Ce dar Rapids last month to 2 years imprisonment on his plea of guilty to a charge of telephoning an ex tortion threat across state lines He admitted selling fake diamonds to Mrs Mieras an insurance and real estate agent Mrs Mieras said she lost in the swindle Rollinger said the total amounted only to GETS SCHOLARSHIP Iowa City McCul lough University of Iowa gradu ate student in art has received a Fulbright scholarship to study painting tor one year in Italy AP Wirephoto CHARGE FOR THE Judge Harold Medina leafs through a copy of hischarge to the jury in his cham bers Thursday just before he began reading it to the 8 women and 4 men who have heard the 39week long com munist conspiracy trial Rule Rajk Must Die for Treason Budapest Hungary garys court of appeals Friday ruled Laszio Rajk former communist foreign minister and 2 fellow plotters must die for Una son They confessed consphing lo make their country a satellite of Marshal Titos Yugoslavia The court confirmed the 3 death sentences nnd also upheld prison terms decreed for 3 others who admitted conspiring with Rajk to overthrow Hungarys Moscow backed regime Two were given life imprisonment the other a 9 year jail term The sentences were imposed Sept 24 by a Budapest peoples court after a weeks trial diring which the defendants confessed at length to the government charges YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 67 36 Some Politicians Think Truman Plans to Run in 52 Washington resident Truman is working on his rela tions with those democrats who group themselves as liberals in a way that indicates to some poli ticians he is thinking of running again in 1952 For one thing there was his last to save Le land Olds his job on the federal power commission Mr Truman said Thursday that the over whelming senate rejection of Olds was a bad thing Also classed as a bid for the en thusiastic backing of the same party element that supported Olds was the presidents nomination of a native lowan Mrs Eugenie An derson of Red Wing Minn as am bassador to Denmark She would be the first woman lo hold the rank of ambassador Described as active in demo cratic affairs since 1944 the 40 year old Minnesota matron is a member of the National Board of Americans for Democratic Action Thus in this appointment Mr Truman has given recognition not only to the womun members of his party but to a political organiza tion that in the past has demon strated some suspicion about the philosophy of government held by the president The ADA was in the forefront last year of those who tried fran tically to find someone else for the democratic presidential nomina tion If Mr Truman wants the nomination again in 1952 he ob viously would like to avoid a repe tition of this opposition The ADA went along with Mr Truman in the because it felt it had nowhere else to some of its members had reservations about how liberal Mr Truman would be if elected Their complaint was that the president talked liberal but de pended too much on conservative elemenIs in his cabinet for policy decisions They complained he gave his major appointments to Missouri cronies As for the Olds nomination sel flom has capitol hill seen such a widely publicized effort by a pres ident lo get confirmation of an appointee Amid the trappings of a crusade Olds was set up as a symbol of liberalism When the senate voted 53 to 15 Wednesday night to reject Olds as severe a po litical licking as a president ever got on a democrats went against the president and only 13 with him Thirtytwo re publicans voted no and only 2 Langer of North Da kota and Morse of yes Only 2 of the democrats who supported Olds were from the south Senators Graham of North Carolina and Ellcndcr of Lou isiana Message of Stalin Woos German State Berlin Stalin Fri day told east Germanys new com munist republic that the Germans and Russians together could keep Europe peaceful by fighting as hard for peace as they fought in war Stalins congratulatory message Thursday night to east Germanys President Wilhelm Pieck and Chancellor Premier Otto Grote wohl called establishment of the satellite regime a turning point in the history of Europe He declared that the Russiar and German peoples made the greatest sacrifices in World war II If botu peoples Stalin con tinued will show the same de termination to fight with the same intensity of effort for peace with which they waged war then peace in Europe can be regarded as se cure There is no doubt Stalin said that the existence of a peace loving democratic Germany along with the existence of a peace loving Soviet Union excludes the possibility of new wars in Europe makes an end to European blood shed and makes impossible the servitude of European countrie under world imperialists DROWNS IN TANK Mount Auburn UR Jim Lee Shaw 2 fell into a stock tank ana drowned Thursday at his farm home near here He was the only child of Mr and Mrs John Shaw Sentencing Slated for Next Friday Medina Sends 5 Defense Lawyers to Jail for Contempt New York federal jury convicted 11 topranking Ameri can communist leaders Friday of conspiring to teach pverthrow of he U S government by force The 11 defendants all members of the communist national board vere remanded to jail to await sentencing next Friday at a m They face sentences up to 10 years in prison and fine each Eight of the defendants had been free on bail Immediately afterward Federal Judge Harold R Medina found 5 of their lawyers guilty of criminal contempt during the 9month trial and sent them to jail for terms varying from 30 days to 6 months Eugene Dennis 44 a defendant who acted as his own lawyer also drew a 6month contempt sen ence Thus ended after 7 hours of ury deliberation that began Thursday afternoon a striferid den trial unprecedented in Ameri can history U S Attorney John F X Mc ohey would not comment on whether theconviction had the ef fect ofoutlawing the party Richard Gladstein one of the defense attorneys commented That is its purpose What the ef fect will be depends upon the American people William Z Foster national chairman of the party faces trial later on the same charge He was indicted with the 11 others but was gran ted apostponement be cause of a heart condition The walnutpaneled federal courtroom scene of many a jangling outburst since the trial began last Jan 17 was crowded and tense when the 8 women and 4 men on the jury filed in at CST Speaking firmly the foreman Mrs Thelma Dial a nounced We find each and every one of the defendants guilty Besides Dennis the defendants in the trial were Jacob Stachel 48 director of the propaganda and education di vision Gilbert Greerf 43 Illinois chairman John Gates 36 editor of the Daily Worker Benjamin Davis Jr 46 New York City councilman Gus Hall 39 Ohio chairman Ir ving Potash 46 CIO Fur Workers union official Robert Thompson 34 New York state chairman John Williamson 45 labor secre tary Henry Winston 38 organi zational secretary Carl Winter 43 Michigan chairman Gates Hall Thompson and Winston all served with the U S armed forces during the war Sta chel Potash and Williamson are foreignborn Medina then turned to the defense lawyers He accused them of working in shifts accompanied by shouting snickering and sneer ing The lawyers he declared urged each other on to badger the court Their contempt was sa great Me dina said as to make the impos ing of fines a futile gesture With tha4 he imposed the fol lowing sentences Harry Sacher of New York 6 months Richard F Gladstein of San Francisco 6 months George W Crockett Jr of Detroit a Ne gro 4 months Louis F McCabe of Philadelphia 30 days Abraham J Isserman of New York 4 months Three of the Hall and had been jailed for the duration of the trial on contempt charges and Medina had served notice that he would deal with their lawyers as soon as the trial ended Patrolman Shot Seriously Hurt Keokuk UR Keohuk Patrol man Norman Juhl was shot and seriously wounded early Friday while investigating a reported breakin Police said Juhl went to investi gate when they received a call from a woman who said she heard someone breaking into a down town garage A short time later they said the woman called again and reported she had heard some shots and that a policeman was lying on the ground Juhl 28 was found with bullet wounds in the lower part of his body Hospital attendants said he was shot with either 22 or 25 caliber bullets The ground surrounding Capitol building at Washington D C covers 588 acres   

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