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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 25, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH SOWAS DAILY PAPER BDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI HOME COM Octob ION CHEST to November 2 Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Cupy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 25 This Paper Consists of Two One No 13 GOOD LUCK BROTHERMiss Mary Stebbins left Community looks on as H Hoe Bartle Kansas City wishes luck to George Mendon cochairman of the Mason City campaign In the background is Rob Roy Cerney campaign chairman Bartle was the speaker at the kickoff banquet at the Y M C A Monday evening Chest Drive Underway More Than 200 Present at Kickoff Mason City started out Tuesday morning to brotherhood raise for If you want a strong and bet ter America youd better start building it in your own back yard H Roe Bartle Boy Scout chief in Kansas City for the last 18 years told Mason Citys Com munity Chest workers at their kickoff meeting Monday evening The Community Chest is the most American institution I know he declared pointing out that all men can join hands in the cause of brotherhood regard less of religious faith politics or wealth Every thinking individual wants peace Bartle continued and the only hope is America We are the most blessed people in the world he declared adding that if America cannot be revitalized to make brotherhood a living thing both at home and abroad then there is no hope Tells Story He told the story of the Chinese sage who was asked for a slogan to help the armies beat back the Japs He turned his face upward and prayed Lord please revital ize my China but Lord please start with me You must have courage enougn to ask for the money that is needed if you expect people to believe that the cause is worth contribu ting to Bartle told the campaign workers Anyone who would slam a door jn the face of a Community Chest worker or refuse his he declared would slam the doorin the face of the Lord Himself He is slamming his door in the face of institutions that God would have us bless with our posses sions and that would make Ma son City a decent place to Attend Meeting More than 200 campaign work ers attended the kickoff meeting to start thedrive under the chair manship of Rob Roy Cerney with George Mendon as his cochair man Their goal is to raise in 10 days the budgets needed by the U S O and 7 local agencies Family Service Inc the Salva tion Army the Public Health Nursing association the Boy Scouts Girl Scouts Y M C A boys work and Y W C A girls work The first report meeting will be held Wednesday at p m at the Y W C A the 2nd at the same time and place on Monday and the victory dinner at the same time and place on Wednesday Nov 2 C O Klath Community Chest president introduced Chairman Cerney who presided and intro duced the speaker Ching Reports to White House on Strike Picture Washington governments mediator in the steel and coal strikes Cyrus S Ching Tuesday made a 45 minute report on the labor crisis to the white house Ching talked with John R Steelman the presidents as sistant Steelman was to convey it to Mr Truman personally The word at the white house was that the president still nad no plans to intervene in the disputes Until now President rias given Ching a free hand in trying 10 wangle agreements Neither management nor labor in the twin disputes seems to have yielded in any respect from their positions So Mr Truman faced a decision of now taking a personal hand or asking Ching to try again The president could put TaftHartley aw emergency provisions into mo tion with their eventual strike ending court injunctions Or he ould make a personal appeal to he parties or summon them to he white house Ching suspended his talks with the U S Steel Corp in New York Monday night and returned here From all reports the meetings had gotten nowhere after more than a week Ching asked U S Steel officials to remain in New York however for talks later possible further One informed government offi cial said little progress in steel or oal negotiations can be expected as long as Mr Trumans policy is undecided He said all concerned in the disputes are waiting to hear a yes or no decision on presiden tial intervention Marshalltown to Keep Rent Control Marshalltown coun cil members here voted 7 to 1 Monday night to retain rent con trol The vote was taken after public hearing during which members of the Marshalltown Property Owners association argued with renters on the ques tion of whether there is a short age of rental property in the city This action was preceded earlier Monday by similar action by the county rent advisory board The vote was 3 to 2 on a motion that the board go on record as being In favor of retaining rent con trol In New York City it is against the law to mow the lawn on Sun day 30000 in Army to Get Discharges Montgomery Ala tary of the Army Gray Tuesday disclosed plans to offer dis charges from the army to 30000 men who entered service under the draft law Upon completion of 12 months service these men will be offered immediate separation beginning December 1 Gray said in a speech prepared for the annual conference of the national guard asociation We anticipate that most of these men will take ad vantage of our offer These men had entered under the draft laws requirement for 21 months service Gray said the earlier release had been approved by Secretary of Defense Johnson who has power under the law to shorten the period of service The army secretary made the announcement in telling of steps being taken to reduce the army from 656000 men to 630000 by next February He said the program will affect some 24000 inductees and GOOO 21month volunteers All 30000 of the men affected will be offered these options 1 Immediate separation from the army after completing 12 months of service with the re serve component obligations pro vided by the law 2 Completion of 21 months of service with the same reserve component obligation 3 Completion of a total of 33 months of service which would wipe out the obligation to enter a reserve component after separ ation 4 Enlistment in the regular army for a normal tour 3 or more years ISC WINS JUDGING Los Angelts Iowa State college team won a silver cup Monday night in the annual dairy products tasting contest among 18 agricultural institutions It was won by Mississippi Slate college Most of Iowa Railroads Are Run on Diesel Des Moincs chairman of the Iowa commerce commission said Tuesday he didnt believe the coal strike would affect railroad operations in Iowa very much Chairman David Long ex plained This is because most of our freight and passenger trains are diesel operated Diesel en ines operate on oil Steam en gines operate on coal He said the commission has given permission for one or 2 tem aorary changes in freight serv ice Long added that the inter state commerce commission in Washington has permitted tempo rary suspensions of 3 Milwaukee passenger trains in Iowa However Long commented in cases of emergency the rail roads dont have to have much authority for temporary changes in service The Milwaukee is eliminating rain No 3103 from Chicago to Minneapolis via Austin and Mason City but the sleepers for his train will be taken on train 11 to Calmar Iowa and taken from Calmar to Austin Minn un der a temporary arrangement No 118 between Austin and Calmar and Nos 121123 between Calmar and Austin also are being dropped Sioux City Buses Roll After 12 Days Sioux City buses be gan rolling Tuesday for the first time in 12 days after settlement of a strike against the Sioux City Transit Co Members of the AFL Busmens union voted 128 to 16 Monday night to accept an agreement pro posed by Mayor Dan Conley and approved by officials of the com pany and union The agreement provided hourly wage boosls of 31 cents for drivers and 5 cents for shop work ers Drivers previously received an hour and shopmen The bus employes went on strike Oct 14 demanding hourly pay in creases of 32 cents for drivers and 10 cents for shopmen The com pany at first offered raises of 7 and 4 cents for drivers and shop workers respectively The walkout tied up bus service that normally serves 40000 riders daily in this city of 85000 popu lation Call for Full Support of Steel Strike CIOs Executive Board Holding Cleveland Meeting Cleveland CIO execu tive board Tuesday unanimously called for the full support of the CIO behind Philip Murrays steel strike A resolution adopted in a 3 hour session of the 51man board pledged to the members of the striking Steelworkers union the ClOs full moral organizational and financial support in this strike which the steel industry on orders from Wall street has forced upon the steel workers and the American people Murray is president of both the CIO and the Steelworkers To Go On Floor He told a news conference after the executive board session that one of the most controversial is sues now facing the CIO will be thrown on its convention floor next week That is the threat of the United Electrical Workers led by Jeftwingers to withhold fu ture contributions to the CIO unless the leftright warfare within the CIO ceases He explained to a news confer ence that the Issue involved had been disposed of previously by the executive board and therefore it had to be fought out in convention which he said was the final forum Murray announced the appoint ment of committees for the con vention and disclosed that all were trusted right wing followers Reuther Chairman Walter P ReutheV head of the auto workers was named chair man of the prime resolutions com mittee The credentials committee was headed by Allan S Haywood vice president and director of or ganization Murray repeated that he had no idea when the steel strike would end or what the white house might do to halt the 45 day old shut down The CIO has a maximum of 6000000 members and President Philip Murray indicated he wants to keep as many of those under his banner as possible But the socalled leftwing movement spearheaded by a team of resourceful leaders in the United Electrical Workers and by a canny Harry Bridges of the International Longshoremens and Warehousemens union was expected to put up a serious chal lenge Bishops Alter Stand on Church Controls Try to Halt Merger of 2 CIO Unions New York state supreme court hearing has been set for Fri day in a dispute over the proposed merger of 2 leftistled CIO unions The unions involved in the liti gation are the United Electrical Workers and the smaller United Farm Equipment and Metal Work ers Supreme Court Justice Julius Miller issued an order Monday di recting the 2 unions to show cause Friday why a referendum among the Farm Equipment union mem bers on the issue of merging with the bigger union should not be voided The merger opposition is led by Peter Aversa of Auburn N Y president of district 6 of the Farm Equipment Workers He contends the merger is a step toward forma tion of a new labor federation that would be communistled The show cause order was is sued on the basis of an affidavit by Aversa Aversa joined by 3 lo cal union presidents in filing the suit said the farm equipment ref erendum is illegal and would per mit what he called continued com munist control over the union According to Aversa the pro jected new labor federation would include among other unions now in the CIO the International Fur and Leather Workers and the west coast union forces led by Harry Bridges head of the Internation al Longshoremen and Warehouse mens union WHERE CRAZED FARMER FIRED SHOTGUN BLASTS A view of the Waterford hotel bar in Waterford Mich shows where a crazed farmer Joe Runyon fired shotgun blasts through a window Monday night A policeman points a flashlight in the general direction of blasts which hit 4 patrons seated on the bar stools Six other persons were wounded in a tavern across the street by another series of blasts X 10 Persons Are Wounded by Gunman Waterford Mich crazed middleaged farmer shot up 2 tav erns Monday night then killed himself after wounding 10 per sons On a mad spree with a shot gun Joe Runyon 57 terrorized this sleepy little resort village in a begrudging farewell to the world Two of his victims both wom en were critically wounded Tramping back and forth across a street Runyon fired 7 or 8 charges from a 12gauge shotgun through windows of the 2 taverns witnesses said Final Charge At the end of a violent 10 or 12 minutes he walked a short dis tance up the street and fired a final charge through his own chest This was the last in a series of rapid reloadings Runyons gun was a singleshot weapon Reported in critical condition Tuesday at Pontiac General hos pital were Mrs Irene Zurawski 37 and her motherinlaw Mrs Helen Psciuk 50 It was at the Zurawski familys small bar where Runyon made one attack 10 Wounded Six persons were wounded there and another 4 at the bar of the Waterford hotel across the street before Runyon shambled away to kill himself Runyon a former auto factory worker in nearby Pontiac lived alone on a farm he was said to have bought a year ago Little was known of things had and he had become despondent him but evidently gone wrong recently Finds Jail Term Is Good Business Nashville Tenn gener ous Negro cafe owner was in jail here Tuesday but he said this was one time that it is good busi ness to be behind bars When police raided his place Sunday night Horace Allison told his 13 customers that their fines would be on the house He paid each Then he found he had only left not enough to pay his own fine He stayed in jail SAME White flaj rotting nn traffic drulhj In pail SI honrij Soys Red Troops Move to Stamp Out Underground London has moved 235000 fresh troops into eastern Europe in the past few months to help stamp out a vast Titoist underground dS effective as the French wartime Maquis a western intelligence source said Tuesday The source who returned from the Balkans during the past week said the underground is composed chiefly of antisoviet communists whose immediate aim is to terror ize the cominform leaders of their own countries He said many minor cominform officials have been murdered re cently in Bulgaria Romania and Hungary and that only last month an attempt to assassinate Presi dent Klcment Gotlwnld of Czecho slovakia failed by a few min utes The source who cannot be iden tified said Gottwald and other Czechoslovak officials were en route to northwestern Bohemia by train A bomb exploded on the tracks a few minutes before their train reached the town of Louny Gottwald cancelled a scheduled speech and returned to Prague the source said This week a group of men were convicted at Louny of murdering a government official and crimes against the state Four were sentenced to death Monday and 4 to life imprison ment However they were not the terrorists the government was seeking the source said Labor Party Revolt Breaks Out Over Austerity Moves London revolt broke out within the labor party Tuesday against the new austerity program but the rank and file was expected to support the government in the showdown with the conservatives Thursday Four laborites submitted a motion asking for revision of the program announced in commons Monday by Prime Min ister Clement R Attlee The motion proposed shifting the weight of the economy burden from housing and social serv ices to the military program It called for the abolition of conscription All the labor members of ment met with top government of ficials in secret Tuesday morning Many of them were reported to have voiced sharp criticism of the governments program Major criticism was understood to fall on what was called over gentle handling of defense ex penditures The government was believed to be assured of the support of most laborites and an easy victory in a vote of confidence at the end of house of commons debate Thurs day night The labor party revolt was symptomatic of dissatisfaction in all quarters with the governments economy program which con servative critics tagged as a half measure The motion called for an entire ly new economic policy 1 Substantial cuts in the mili tary expenditures including abo lition of conscription 2 Economies in the national debt and consolidated fund serv ice foreign office diplomatic service home office law and jus tice 3 No reduction in the housing program 4 No reduction in the social service benefits INDEPENDENCE MAN DIES Independence James Malloy 50 prominent Independ ence attorney died unexpectedly of a heart attack Monday night at his home Weather Report Mason FORECAST City Clearing Tuesday night with 24 Partly cloudy and low and cold near cool Wednesday with high near 38 Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday Colder Wednesday and west and north portions Tuesday night Tuesday night 2530 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Rather cool Wednesday and Thursday Warmer Friday and over the weekend Little or no rain indicated Temperatures will average 3 degrees below normal Normal high near 56 normal low near 35 Minnesota Partly cloudy and colder Tuesday night Wednes day partly cloudy and warmer in northwest portion Low Tues day night 15 to 20 north 20 to 26 south High Wednesday 35 to 40 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a in Tuesday Maximum 43 Minimum 35 At 8 a m 42 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum fi2 38 Beckwith in Denial of Rape Plan Waterloo J Beck with testified Tuesday he had no intention of raping the young mother he is charged with slash ing to death in a Morrison tavern Beckwith went to the stand in his own defense after a psychi atrist testified at his district court murder trial he believed the Mor rison factory worker was of un sound mind when he allegedly killed Mrs Irma Jean Stahlhut 22 Her mutilated body was found in the cooler of her husbands tavern early June 23 I had no intention of having sexual relations with Irma Jean and I didnt tell anyone I had Beckwith testified in a low voice The statement contradicted one in a purported confession sub mitted by the state In the alleged confession Beckwith was quoted as saying he had planned to rape the pretty tavern keepers wife Beckwith also testified that he was intoxicated when he visited the Stahlhut tavern the night of June 22 He said Mrs Stahlhut gave him half a glass pf whisky which she obtained from her liv ing quarters Will Take Pay From Communists Priests Told to Swear Allegiance to Czech Regime Prague Czechoslovakia Czechoslovak R c m an Catholic bishops told their priests Tuesday they may accept salaries from the communist government and swear loyalty to stay out of jail But the bishops told the priests to make these reservations In swearing allegiance to the peoples democratic regime and taking the oath to support the creative effort aiming at the wel fare of the Czech and Slovak peo ple priests are to add the words Unless it is in contradiction to the laws of God and the church and the rigMs of man In taking salaries from the gov ernment priests are to declare they do so without assuming any obligations which would vi olate my conscience as a priest or the church laws Allow Compliance The Catholic bishops added they were allowing the priests to comply with the law because they would otherwise be subject to arrest and prosecution The bishops new stand was ex pressed in a statement made avail able to the western press It rep resented a retreat from previous outspoken opposition to the church control bill Church sources have reported that nearly 300 priests have been jailed for expressing opposition to the measure Communist Minister of Justice Alexei Cepicka has declared that anyone vho opposed the new law would be broken as an enemy of the state The new law which gives the government control of appointments finances and admin istration of all churches was passed byparliament Oct 14 and becomes effective Nov 1 Bishops Statement The bishops statement to the priests said If you accept you do so only because of the pressure of external circumstances It is necessary to defend you against possible conse quences and save you for the spir itual care of the faithful Only last week the bishops had stated that it would be unmanly to accept the higher salaries prof fered under the church law while thousands of believers and other citizens suffer in prison and work camps Now the bishops went even further in their new more con ciliatory attitude to the state They offered to participate in church divisions of the regional national committees the executive bodies which administer governmental af fairs for cities and districts American Told to Leave Prague London Czechoslovak Telegraphic Agency reported John Heyn an employe of the United States embassy in Prague has been ordered to leave Czechoslo vakia within 24 hours The broadcast report heard in London said Prague authorities handed to the U S embassy a strong protest against the activi ties of John Heyn It accused him of spying Last week the Czechoslovak government arrested Samuel Meryn a clerk in the American embassy on spy charges and de manded the withdrawal of Isaac Patch Jr political attache who since has left the country The Czech government announced Monday Meryn would go on trial soon in a Czech court Meryn is a naturalized American citizen Establish National Monument in Iowa Washington r e s i d c nt Truman Tuesday established the Effigy Mounds national monu ment in Iowa In a special proclamation he said earth mounds in the north eastern part of Iowa formed an early and valuable historic rec ord showing the civilization of prehistoric American Indians Johnson and Matthews Talk With President Washington of Defense Louis Johnson and Navy Secretary Francis P Matthews conferred with President Truman for nearly 30 minutes Tuesday but declined afterward to com ment on reports of an impending shakeup in the navy high com mand We are just working at unifi cation and it is moving along Johnson told reporters as he left the white house He was asked about reports that some big changes are impending in top navy ranks Johnson said he would neither confirm nor deny these reports He said he was not responsible for the reports and would not dis cuss them He admitted however that he and Matthews had con ferred with Mr Truman about re cent capitpl hill testimony on the interservice battle over unifica tion Before meeting with the presi dent Johnson conferred with the civilian heads of the armed serv ices on what he described at the white house as lessons to be learned from the testimony on the hill The pentagon and white house huddles heightened speculation that a shakeup of the navy high command is in the making In formed sources said Adm Louis E Denfeld probably will be re placed soon as chief of naval op erations by Vice Adm Forrest P Sherman During 1948 farmers in the United States lost 17000000 work days due to accidents Their com bined doctor bill was   

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