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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 15, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires HOME EDITION Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 15 1949 This Paper Consists of Two One No 6 State colleges 1949 homecoming pep queen is Margery Slorby cen ter of Minot N Dak Her attendants are Lyndall Olmsted Kansas City Mo left and Lois Manny Grimes Iowa Iowa State plays Kansas State at Saturdays home coming East Germany Gives Soviet Allegiance Berlin UR The new eastern German government pledged alle giance to Moscow Saturday and began building up a trade agreements with the soviet satel lites The pledge was made in a mes sage to Premier Josef Stalin by President Wilhelm Pieck and Pre mier Otto Grotewohl in answer to Stalins note of congratulations We vow to you to do every thing possible so that the consid erable forces in the German dem ocratic republic will be employed hereafter with increased determi nation for the maintenance and consolidation of peace the mes sage said The message also thanked Stalin for the soviet decision to turn its military government administra tive functions over to the new communist appointed German government The message to Stalin was ap proved at thefirst meeting of the newly named East German cabi net approved Thursday by the communistappointed east stale legislature Conviction of Reds Brings Demands for Crackdowns AVashington conviction of 11 national com munist leaders in New York stirred demands in congress Saturday for state and local crackdowns backed by laws to root communists out if they go underground Rep Velde RI11 said the staff of the house unAmeri can Activities committee has been to the possibility that the communist party may publicly dissolve with its members operating er from behind the scenes Party officials have disclaimed any such intention Capitol hill greeted the New York jurys verdict with almost unanimous acclaim although Rep Marcantonio ALPN Y called it a blow to the basic American right of free political opinion and free political association Most members of the house and senate declared the decision should establish to everyones sat isfaction that the communist par tys purpose is the overthrow of the government by violence Some saw in the jurys action a signal for a national drive to wipe out all subversive elements in the country Velde a member American activities Bonus Claim Backlog Cut to 7500 Des Moines The state bonus board reported Saturday it has whittled down its backlog of claims to about 7500 Not count ing those held for further investi gation That means it wont be very long until we can start processing the regular claims as fast as they come in Board Secretary Ed Kallemyn commented Regular claims are those which preliminary examination shows contain all of the needed informa tion Irregulars are those which are held for further investigation The backlog of irregulars now is somewhat more than 40000 It ran as high is 90000 at one time Queries must be sent to the 40000 for further information In the cases of other irregulars there have been mostly satisfactory re plies or the replies have not yet been received Hungarys Rajk Dies for Treason Budapest Rajk 40 Hungarys former No 2 com munist died on the gallows Sat urday for treason A foreign ministry spokesman announcing Rajks death said 2 other men sentenced with the former foreign minister also were hanged All 3 had confessed ab jectly before a 5judge peoples court that they plotted to over throw Hungarys communist re gime with American help and substitute for it a government which would knuckle under to Premier Marshal Tito of Yugo trial ended Sept 24 The death sentences were confirmed only Friday by the court of ap peals The same court last July confirmed the sentence of life im prisonment imposed upon Josef Cardinal Mindszenty on treason charges of the un group said I sincerely hope that the end of this long trial will be but the beginning of a crusade to wipe out forever the remaining forces of subversion and espionage in the United States of America He said Attorney General Mc Grath should hasten final dispo sition of the case through the court of appeal so similar prose cution can be brought against state and local communist leaders Senator Mundt RS Dak de clared the New York convictions emphasize the need for speedy passage of the MundtNixon bill which he helped write last year This bill would require com munists and communist front or ganizations to register with the attorney general deny govern ment jobs to members of such or ganizations and require American communists to sever their links with communists international It provides for a maximum fine of and imprisonment up to 10 years Mundt said the bill would out law secret activities by commu nists and require them to op erate in the open The MundtNixon bill Mundt said makes communists cut the umbilical cord binding them to Mother Russia or suffer the con sequences for their disloyal and unAmerican activities There were differences of opin ion however over whether a new law is needed to deal with com munists in this country Chairman Celler DN Y of the house judiciary committee said that if the higher courts up hold the convictions under the law against incitement to over throw the government by violence this would indicate that the law now is sufficient Russians Have 175 Divisions Bradley Says Washington said en Omar Bradley told them Sat urday that Russia now has 175 ombat divisions and can step this up to 502 divisions within a mat er of months They told reporters the chair man of the joint chiefs of staff ave this estimate in urging the enate appropriations committee o provide for arms aid to noncommunist nations The appropriation and contract authorization bill supported by Bradley is intended to begin car out the military assistance program authorized recently by ongress It was approved by the house Friday Senator Wherry of Nebraska lie republican floor leader earne out of the senate committees neeting to say the U S military chiefs believe it will take at least 50 divisions to check a Russian attack if one comes Bradley recently advised Chair man Tydings DMd of the sen ate armed services committee ihat 50 divisions could hold a bridgehead in Europe and might be the major factor in turning the tide in case of invasion But Wherry said that if the North Atlantic pact powers are to put 50 combat divisions in the field in the next 4 years the cost will be It would cost a di vision t h e Nebraska senator said and thats and we would have to pay the bill Europe isnt in shape to do it Communist Army Takes Over Canton Hong Kong Calmly Awaits Approach of Red Forces Hong Kong com munist conquerors walked into Canton Saturday Their spear heads shot beyond the late na tionalist capital toward the boundaries of Britains crown colony of Hong Kong The procommunist newspaper Wen Wei Pao said greenclad red troops completely liberated Can ton Saturday morning after an orderly and peaceful entrance into the south China metropolis cradle of the revolution that over threw the imperial Manchus Hong Kong was flooded with reports of Cantons occupation But full details were not avail able because normal communica tions have not been restored Awaits Reds Communist troops slashed down the CantonKowloon railway lead ing to the mainland border o the crown colony Hong Kong calmly awaited the apporach of the reds expected sometime to night No trouble was expected Military dispatches reported the communists occupied the big Eas river rail town of Sheklung 35 miles southeast of Canton earl Saturday By midmorning thej were at Cheungmiktau another rail town only 20 miles from th British frontier Unconfirmed reports said com munist guerrillas had occupied several points along the 14mile border Over 32000 British troops were on guard in a broad security bel just south of the frontier Thej were backed with tanks artillery naval power and air cover Familiar Pattern Nationalist troops garrisoning the Kowloon border Friday night began withdrawing in the familiar pattern just enacted by Cantons defenders and before that at Shanghai Nanking and many another city They fled westward apparently hoping to escape by sea The fate of the 80000 national ist troops who had garrisoned Canton was not known The citys fal imposed a virtual news black out on the progress of their re treat As nationalist south China died Acting President Li TsungJen pledged to fight to the finish from the new refugee capital at interior Chungking He talked about a counteroffensive against the reds in the great southwest HouseSenate Unit Votes High Support AP Wjrephoto NEHRU GREETS Minister Nehru right of India greets Presi dent Truman with a handshake as the chief executive and Mrs Truman left arrive at the Indian embassy Friday night for a reception Sees Possible New Draft Call Boston nations selec tive service director believes there may be a draft call in the near future Maj Gen Lewis B Hershey NEW POLIO PATIENT Iowa Knapp 25 Hampton has been admitted to University hosiptals for polio treatment Seventeen cases are now under treatment Order Army General to Return to U S Washington army or dered its chief of staff Gen J Lawton Collins home from his far eastern trip to help answer navy charges that unification has been a failure Collins originally planned to re turn to Washington late this month but Army Undersecretary S Voorhees told him Fri day night to cut short his tour so that he could testify before the house armed services committee next week The committee has been hold ing hearings on the navys claim that the army and air ferce have combined to whittle away the navys power and to deprive the nation of the sea strength it needs for its security told a news conference Friday that there are grounds for think ing that there is going to be an other draft call in the near fu ture He added however that he had no orders for such a call but pointed out that ground forces are under their quota by about 25000 men 2 Policemen Killed With Own Pistols St Louis Negro prisoner disarmed and fatally shot 2 police men at police headquarters in suburban Overland late Friday night The prisoner escaped but was captured about 6 a m Saturday after an allnight search in which scores of policemen took part He offered no resistance when he was taken into custody at a house in St Louis Police Chief Brown Hairgrove of Overland identified the Negro as John D Johnson 26 Victims of the shooting were Sgt Pelham C Scott 48 and Pa trolman Edward C Juettemeyer 30 Scott died enroute to a hospi tal Juettemeyer died ahout 2 hours later The shootings oc curred at a m Police said Johnson grabbed Scotts revolver from its holster ran outside after a police clerk scuffled with him and emptied the weapon at Juettemeyer The patrolman fell mortally wounded and Johnson took his gun and shot down Scott when the sergeant ran outside police reported Johnson and another Negro had been brought to the station to be booked on a car theft charge The other Negro did not try to escape More Than Million in for Pay Hike Washington 1 000000 and 1500000 workers are in for a raise They will get the increase un der provisions of the 75cent min imum wage bill which is close to becoming law The measure was drafted Friday by a conference committee which ironed out dif ferences between senate and house versions Both houses are expected to ap prove the measure early next week and send it to the white house for President Trumans sig nature The bill will carry out Mr Tru mans campaign pledge to boost he minimum for workers in in erstate commerce from 40 to 75 cents an hour The president suffered a set back however when the conferees refused to extend the coverage of Lhe wagehour act Their final bill would add to the workers exempt from the law Hershey came here for a of state draft facilities tour NOMINATES POSTMASTER Washington Tru man Friday nominated Thomas H McNally to be postmaster at Wat erloo President Signs Pay Boost Bill Washington UR President Truman Saturday signed into law a bill that gives his cabinet of ficers a pay raise The new annual salary for members of the cabinet is 500 They had been receiving The bill also is a bonanza to 200 other top officials in the govern ment most of whom have been getting about a year Their new salary scales now will range from to House Members Say Defense Plan Must Be Made to Work Washington members served blunt notice on the bitterly quarreling armed services Saturday that mili tary unification must be made to work Expressions from key members of the armed services ommittee indicated clearly that the navys sharp criticism of Pentagon high strategy has convinced them that blame for flaming military differences rests in administration of the law rather than in law itself Rep Kilday DTex said that on that point he shares the opin ion of Adm Louis E D e n f e 1 d chief of naval operations Denfeld summed up the navys case against defense policy mak ers on Thursday as a failure of the clashing services to coordi nate their failure of the intent of the law I think it all means simply that the unification law needs to be ad ministered in accordance with its letter and spirit Kilday told a reporter That also was the opinion of Rep Price The committee hearings prove that one thing definitely needs to be unification a chance to work Rep Brooks who has shown some disapproval of the navys criticism of defense policy asserted unification hasnt even been put into effect yet But he added Maybe out of the welter of talk we can salvage an idea that will make unification more work ble Vandenberg Leaves Michigan Hospital Ann Arbor Mich Arthur H Vandenberg was re leased Saturday from University hospital He was ordered however to rest without interruption for 90 days The republican foreign affairs leader was operated upon Oct 3 and half his left lung was removed His condition Saturday was de scribed as excellent Vandenberg planned to go to his home in Grand Rapids by automo bile There said a hospital state ment he will remain in retire ment until his convalescence is completed Claims Discovery of Dwarf Cattle Jamestown N Dak mal Trainer Gene Holter claimed Saturday that he had discovered a herd of dwarf cattle in a lost canyon and captured 5 head re moving them by helicopter Holter 27yearold former ro deo rider said he had the ani mals locked in his barn He wouldnt let newsmen see them however because he has a con tract with a national magazine for exclusive picture rights He said he had heard rumors of a lost canyon and its strange herd of miniature cattle for several years and finally located it The cattle he said were 24 to 28 inches high and weighed from 160 to 220 pounds Theyre very fleetfooted like a sheep or goat he said Except for that theyre exact smallsized replicas of ordinary Herefords even to the reddishbrown coat The 5 he has under lock and key in his barn are 2 cows and 3 bulls he said He estimated their age at one to 3 yeavs Ive really no idea why they grew so small he said There are several possibilities however Maybe its some chemical in the valleys water or forage grass Then again the dwarf herd could have resulted from inbreeding of a freak that cropped up in a nor mal herd trapped in the canyon He wouldnt tell where the can yon was located other than that it definitely was not in Colorado Theres about 20 more head in here and the magazine is going to send photographers along when I try to get them out Holter said Robeson to Seek Impeachment oi Red Trial Judge Philadelphia son is headed Saturday for New York where he says he will begin impeachment proceedings against Judge Harold R Medina who pre sided at the lengthy communist trial The Negro singer told an aud ience of several thousand at a freedom rally here Friday night that he would start the impeach ment action as chairman of a non partisan committee for the defense of the 11 top communists who were convicted in New York Fri day Robeson did not say how he planned to begin the action against the judge The communists were convicted of conspiring to advo cate violent revolution in the United States Although extra police were on duty outside the auditorium where Robeson spoke there was no vio lence or disorder at the rally Girl Killed When Struck by Auto Des IVIoincs year olc Dixie Hierstein daughter of Mr and Mrs L J Hierstein was killec Saturday when struck by a car near her home The girl had run into the stree after a ball and apparently ran into the side of the car it was re ported Swift Signs Pact With 3 Unions Chicago and com pany officials predicted Saturday hat its new contracts with 3 un ons will set this years industrial pattern for the meat packing industry The contracts were signed Fri day by the AFL Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Work men and the Independent Brother lood of Packinghouse Workers The CIQ United Packinghouse Workers have accepted the agree nent unofficially pending ratifi cation by the locals For the first time in the history of bargaining in the meat packing industry the rival CIO and AFL unions joinedforces The agreements provide for Bracket wage increases ranging from i cent to 15 cents The bracket increase the unions said would affect more than 80 per cent of the 42500 workers in 45 plants Unskilled workers will receive no increases except in 9 plants where wage rates have been below those paid in most areas The in creases in the 9 plants range from 2 to 3 cents Ballot for 90 Per Cent Plan Is 113 Aiken Admits a Defeat for Flexible Price Program Washington of highlevel government price sup ports for major farm crops won a smashing victory Saturday in a senatehouse conference The 14member group consist ing of 7 each from the senate and house voted 11 to 3 in favor of keeping price props at 90 per cent of parity whenever controls over planting and marketing apply to the 6 basic crops These are cotton wheat corn tobacco rice and peanuts Parity is a price computed to give a farm product the same relative purchasing it had in a past favorable period Tobacco already had been as sured of 90 per cent supports under both the senate and house bills Conferees said the still subject to approval by both the senate and about the same treatment to the 5 other crops The senate had passed a bill providing 75 to 90 per cent of parity for the basic crops with 90 per cent next year for any of them under production or market ing curbs Senator Aiken sponsor of flexible price support programs conceded it was a defeat for his ideas of lowering price supports to discourage surplus production One of the conferees said only Senators Aiken and Thye R and Rep Andresen R opposed the highlevel parity proposal sponsored by Rep Pace Before Saturdays conference meeting members disclosed that a single vote prevented acceptance Friday of a 3year extension of present high supports for the basic crops This means that the secretary of agriculture can maintain con trols over basic farm crops per manently as long as he allows a surplus Aiken protested to re porters in reference to Saturdays agreement Chairman Copley DN Car of the house agriculture committee and other house and senate con ferees who favor the higher level of supports were jubilant Although the senate had beaten cent amendment crops Chairman down a 90 per for the basic Thomas DOkla ofthe agricul ture committee and Senator Young RN Dak favored it In confer ence they were joined Saturday fay Senators Ellender An derson DN Mex and Lucas Ask Decontrol at Council Bluffs DCS Moincs delegation from Council Bluffs Friday urged Governor William S Beardsley to lift rent controls in that city The delegation representing the Council Bluffs board of realtors left a statement with the govern or saying This committee feels that a great injustice would be done if Council Bluffs were not decon trolled at the same time as Oma ha Omaha rents will be decon trolled Nov 1 as a result of ac tion by the Nebraska state legis lature SAME Black means traffic In 4 hours Fritz Leiber Actor Is Dead Hollywood has tak en Fritz Leiber 65 character actor and former Shakespearean player Leiber died of a heart ailment Friday Born in Chicago he made his stage debut in that citys old Dearborn theater in 1902 For years he toured with the Robert B Mantell company and with David Warfield playing leading Shakes pearean roles Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Saturday night and Sunday Mild tempera tures Not so cool Saturday night Low Saturday night 40 to 45 High Sunday middle 70s Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday Warmer Saturday night and Sunday Windy Sunday Low Saturday night 4852 Minnesota Increasing cloudiness and warmer Saturday night Sunday cloudy with brief light showers and turning cooler northwest Low Saturday night 42 to 48 high Sunday 55 north west 65 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 62 Minimum 30 At 8 a m Saturday 42 YEAR AGO Maximum 70 Minimum 41 Iowa Indiana 4 FINAL 4FINAL Ohio State Minnesota Illinois Missouri 1 2 Dm DQB 4 FINAL 1 FINAL Notre Dame Tulane 19 Northwestern Michigan i i 4 FINAL   

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