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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 27, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME COM Octob ION CHEST to November 2 MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 27 1949 This Paper Consists of Two One No 15 JNDIAS PRIME MINISTER VISITS TRACTOR PLANT Wearing safetT Wirophota tes gets a view of a large tractor pointed out by Fowler board of the International Harvester company as Chicago Wednesday Nehru Plans Visits to 3 Typical Farms Chicago Minister Jawaharial Nehru of India set out Thursday to gather firsthand in formation about the rich food belt of America from which he hopes to secure 1000000 tons of wheat without any dole or charity The Indian leader paying a whirlwind 2day tour to this area will see 3 typical farms in the Yorkville 111 area about 45 miles northeast of here and eat a har vest hands lunch at the farm of Alpert Mighell Then he will re turn here to attend a formal cere mony in his honor at the univer sity of Chicago Nehru wants American wheat to force down prices in his coun try and alleviate a dire shortage but he has made it clear that he doesnt want to do this at any sac rifice in sovereignty or integrity He told an audience of 1700 persons packing the grand ball room at the Shermanhotel Wed nesday night that I do not want any help from the United States in the sense of getting something for nothing Meanwhile Nehrus subordi nates were negotiating Thursday in Washington with American of ficials for this shipment of wheat May Step Up Purchase of Dried Eggs Washington govern ment stood ready Thursday to step up purchases of dried eggs to bolster declining producer prices of shell eggs The agriculture department is required by law to support pro ducer prices at a national aver age of 90 per cent of parity To carry out the support re quirement the department has issued a standing offer to buy dried eggs from processors who pay producers at least 35 cents a dozen for shell eggs Purchases of shell eggs at this price officials said should pre vent the national average price from dropping below the legal price floor Parity is a price level calcu lated to give farmers a fair re turn in terms of purchasing pow er Diversion of eggs into the dried form reduces the supply of shell eggs for consumer use The department is attempting to sell the dried eggs abroad but is having little luck It cannot sell them in the domestic market below the support price Donnellson Man Is Driver ofMonth Des Moiiics Kre bill 29 DonneJlson was named driver of the month by the Iowa Motor Truck association Thurs day for his lifesaving aid at the scene of an accident and his rec ord of safe driving L E Crowley executive secre tary of the association said Kre bill was the 2nd driver to arrive at the scene of a midnight col lision on highway 61 near Fort Madison Three injured men were trapped in the 2 cars and 4 others had been thrown out by the im pact Krebill and another truck driv er immediately set out flares and Krebill extinguished a fire near one engine with scoopeclup sand Then he sent a driver to Fort Mad ison for aid and helped others re jnove the 3 trapped men CIO Plans to Oust 3 to 12 of ProCommunist Unions CLEVELAND CIOs confident rightwing majority planned Thursday to expel at least maybe all whose leaders have shown procommunist sympathy A resolutions committee under the United Auto VVniUQTc nJT was ready to fight it Workers head Walter P Reuthei out on the floor of weeks convention if neces sary It is determined to oust the 3 unions most critical of Philip Murrays leadership The United Electrical Workers with nearly 400000 members the Farm Equip ment workers with about 50000 and the Mine Mill and Smelter Workers numbering around 100 000 The plan of action decided upon by the powerful rightwing fac subject to plenty of pressure before it can be put into for kicking out the 3 unions next Wednesday Charters of the 3 would be chal lenged on the floor First resolu tions will be offered Tuesday Should representatives of the 9 other socalled leftwing unions come to the defense of the 3 most controversial unions they will be tossed out too according to the plan Murray is in New York City for a democratic rally Thursday night but will return Friday Reuther who has grabbed the leadership of the rightwing movement is building support for his resolu tions in the convention The 9 other unions involved in the preconvention talk are the American Communications asso ciation International Fishermen Public Workers Office and pro fessional Workers Furniture Workers Food Tobacco and Ag ricultural Workers Fur and Leather Workers International Longshoremens and Warehouse mens and Marine Cooks and Stewards union A big question mark is what would happen to Harry Bridges of the Longshoremen and Ben Gold of the Fur and Leather Workers if the rightist coup succeeds Bridges long has spear headed the leftwing criticism of Murray in the CIO and Gold ad mits he is a member of the com munist party Pilot Buzzes Town Then Takes Life Clcarwater Fia yearold pilot terrorized Clearwa ter residents for 2 hours with wild power dives in a stolen plane then calmly landed and shot him self to death Thursday Police Chief George McClamma identified the youth as Samuel W Watkins member of well known Virginia family Magistrate R L Baker pronounced the death a sui cide Officials pieced together this story Watkins telephoned a girl friend Wednesday night about 1130 and told her he had decided to kill himself Then ho hung up Thirty minutes later frantic residents from virtually every sec tion of town called police head quarters to report that a plane flying without lights was buzzing rooftops Police cruisers spotted the zooming diving plane and am bulances were readied for a crash Wntkins hurtled the Piper Cub toward the Memorial causeway drawbridge and fishermen linin the span were forced to cower behind concrete guard rails Three times the plane screamed across once missing the bridge tender shelter by inches Then the plane began raking Clcarwater beach Finally Watkins flew back to the airport its runways lighted by the headlamps of police cruisers Fly ing low the pilot opened the cock pit window and shouted get the hell off the field Then he made a perfect landing applied his brakes and cut his run to less than 100 feet Police heard a pistol shot closed in and found Watkins unconscious with a wound in the temple a pistol on the cock APPOINTED ASSESSOR Elkadcr County Auditor Menill E Smith has been ap pointed assessor for Clayton OOtinty His successor as auditor will be named later Young Mother of 2 Slain by Robber Chicago 26 year old fac tory workermother of 2 small children was slain Wednesday night by a robber who repeatedly stabbed the woman as she fought to protect her wages Police said a Negro seized sev eral hours after the slaying made an oral statement that he had stabbed her Deputy Police Com missioner John T OMalley said the prisoner related details of the killing after the womans purse was found near his home The victim was Mrs Mary Lo chirco night worker at a west side factory Bleeding from numerous knife wounds she staggered to her home and collapsed in the arms of her stepfather Frank Greco 58 She died an hour later in a hospital Police said the woman was attacked and robbed of her purse a halfblock from her home OMalley said Truelove was seized on complaint of a Negro woman who told authorities True love kidnaped her and took her to his room where she was raped Police who went to arrest True love found Mrs Lochircos purse in a passageway of the building where the Negro lives OMalley said he first denied the slaying but told of U when confronted with the purse pit floor He died later pital at a hos Truman Sets No Dateline on Mediation White House Denies Report of Strike Action Next Week Washington ff The while house said Thursday President Truman has set no deadline on mediation efforts in the steelcoal disputes and is keeping hands off for the present Charles G Ross presidential secretary described as entirely without warrant reports that Mr Truman planned to intervene in the strikes if they were not set tled by the weekend Ross said Mr Truman author ized him to say the president has not discussed the strike situation individually with any member of the cabinet At Cabinet Meeting The president may have men tioned it at a cabinet meeting Ross said A cabinet officer told reporters Wednesday that the president had decided to step in if the strikes were not settled by this weekend He asked not to be publicly iden tified by name Ross said the president has kept abreast of the progress of concili ation efforts through John R Steelman his assistant who has been in touch with them through Cyrus Ching federal mediation di rector The strikes are still in the hands of the mediation service Ross emphasized Miffht Harm Talks Rosss statement was regarded in some official quarters as an ef fort to discourage reports of pos sible presidential intervention be cause of the feeling that such re ports harm mediation efforts Even before Ross made his state ment another in behindthescenes planning on Truman labor in sisted the cabinet officer was mis taken in talking of a deadline This official unwilling to be quoted by name said evidently the gentleman misunderstood the president BUILD VIADUCT iUarshalltown is to start by Nov 7 on a viaduct across the railroad tracks and Linn creek on South Center street here The viaduct will be more than a half mile long Beckwith Case Goes to Jury BULLETIN Waterloo UR The murder trial of Edward J Beckwith was griven to a district court jury Thursday Judge Shannon Charlton old the jury it could find Beckwith innocent or guil ty of first degree murder 2nd degree murder or manslaughter Waterloo Edward J Buddy Beckwith jury was asked Thursday to find him guilty of first degree murder and to recom mend the death penalty A plea for the most extreme punishment provided by Iowa law closed the prosecutions final summary Special Assistant Prosecutor Robert Buckmaster in asking the jury to recommend death by hang ing for the 29yearold war veter an said The state asks the death pen alty in this case because it feels this is the best protection that so ciety has against the reoccurrence of such a crime Who knows how many murder ous hands have been stayed and palsied by this law of capital pun ishment Buckmaster said the state could find no mitigating circumstance whatever in this frightful crime He said there is no question that it is first degree murder The only j reason Ior trying the case he said is to fix the penalty He told the jury that penalty should be death Beckwith is on trial for the mu tilation slaying last June 22 of Mrs Irma Jean Stahlhut 22yearold mother in the walkin refrigerator of the tavern she and her hus band operated at Morrison Convicts Sought Afte r Prison Break AP Wirephoto YOUTHFUL SLAYER LEADS PRISON BREAKEight convicts led by youthful Danny Norns top serving a life term for slaying a policeman made a darintr break from New left to r bottom Operations Normal on MoPac Road St Louis passenger and freight service has been re stored to normal operation all along the Missouri Pacifics 7200 mile 11statc system A company spokesman said Thursday that the government or der curtailing service of coal burning passenger trains has not affected the MoPac Because of the strike he said we have an ample supply of He estimated that there was enough coal in the company yards for some 30 more Announce Storage Allowance for Government Corn Des Moines with governmentowned corn still in their cribs after the Oct 31 deliv ery date deadline will be paid a storage The department of agriculture in Washington authorized storage allowance because a lot of govern mentowned corn still is held on farms for lack of bin space at new storage installations it was an nounced Wednesday Members of the Iowa Production and Marketing administration said the storage allowance would be of one cent per bushel for each clay the corn is stored Walnuts intended for planting should never be allowed to dry before they are put in the ground FURNITURE POLISH FATAL DCS Moines Bochm H months Des Moines died in a hospital Thursday of the effects of drinking furniture polish AP Wfrccnoto FREIGHT TRAIN WRECK Freight cars wore scattered across the rijjht of way Wed nesday and one catapulted atop the railroad station in Clinton Maine when a diescl pullcd freight train crashed headon into a standing steam freight train Maine Central railroad officials estimated it may take until Friday morning to clear its line of the twisted boxcars Disclose Plans for 56200 Man Cut in Navys Strength WASHINGTON for a 56200man cut in the navy were disclosed Thursday in the midst of a grow ingstorm over reports that Admiral Louis E Denfield will be ousted as chief of naval operations Rep Arends RI11 said he had been informed that Denfeld will be asked to re sign in the next tfay or because of testimony he gave the house armed services commit tee on differences in the armed services Arends demanded in a state ment that the committee convene to meet this insult to congress He said the committee had prom ised Denfeld and other critics of present military policies that they could speak their minds freely without fear of retaliation The defense department budget inspector said that in line with a scheduled reduction in size of the operating fleet by next June 30 a corresponding decrease will be made in navy and marine per sonnel He said a cut of 56200 men and officers of the navy and marine corps is planned The current strength is about 516000 An army reduction already has been announced Secretary Gor don Gray said earlier this week that a total of 30000 draftees and 1 year enlistments will be re leased This will bring army strength down to about 630000 Arends said congress for its own protection must fight an ouster of Denfeld He said no con gressional committee in the future would be able to get testimony worth a pinch of salt from of ficers of the armed services if Denfeld is to get the axe Rumors have circulated that Vice Admiral Forrest T Sher man would succeed Denfeld 2 Europeans Get Nobel Prize for Medicine Stockholm European scientists were awarded the 1949 Nobel Prize for medicine Thurs day night for work with human and animal brains They arc Dr Walter Rudolph Hess 68 of Zurich Switzerland and Dr Antonio Caetano Deabrcu Freire Egas Monix 75 of Lisbon Portugal The prize amounts to 156289 crowns about which willbe divided equally between the 2 They are not acquainted The Nobel for out standing work in literature chem istry physics a n d medicine were established under the will of Alfred Nobel inventor of dyn amite Lord Boyd Orr of Scot land recently won the 1949 Nobel peace prize TRUCK GROUP OFFICER Boston Runn of Des Moines Iowa was named one of the vice presidents of the Ameri can Trucking associations Inc at Ihc closing session of the associa tions convention Wednesday 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 Machine Gun Blast Fails to Stop Men Escape From Prison in Delaware Led by 20YearOld Lifer Wilmington Del A wide spread manhunt was on Thurs day for 8 convicts who escaped from the New Castle county prison with guns and ammunition taken from the jail arsenal The by a 20yearold life term a daring break through the prisons front gate Wednesday night after lock ing up Guard Captain Harry Har rington and using another guard as a shield A burst of machine gun fire from the prison tower failed to stop them Five of the escapees were re ported to have boarded a Penn sylvania railroad freight train bound for Reading Pa Two others forced J L Elliott a stationery store clerk to drive 2 blocks in his own car and then shoved him out before driving off The car was recovered several hours later abandoned in Kennett Square Pa Block Roads State police established road blocks throughout the Wilmington area and alerted authorities of ad joining states to be on the lookout for the men described as danger ous Harringtons version of the cape gave these details Shortly before 7 p in the pris oners were taken back to their cell blocks from the exerciseyard Danny Norris 20 year old Ufa termer convicted of slaying Wil mington Detective Thomas Conaty on Christmas 1947 asked Har rington for an aspirin The con victs then jumped Harrington and Guard Harry Beck The 2 guards were marched to a cell and locked in During the scuffle Beck suffered slight head injuries when he was struck with a window sash weight Speaks to Guard Leaving his companions hidden behind a staircase Norris went to the door leading to the main por tion of the prison building He asked Guard Charles Lynch to let him through to get some papers from the printing shop where Nor ris worked As Lynch opened the door he was seized and marched past the office of Warden Elwood H Wil son to the prison arsenal There the convicts used Lynchs keys to open the arsenal door and took a quantity of guns and ammunition Handcuffing Lynch the men marched in single file prison fash ion toward the gate house with Lynch at the head of the line a pistol in his back One of the convicts pressed the button controlling the electrically operated gate and the parade moved out into the ooen 1st Community Chest Report Tops Pledges at Story on Page 21 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Sunny and warmer Friday Low Thursday night 44 High Friday 73 Iowa Fair Thursday night warmer in east and central Thursday night Friday partly cloudy and continued mild Low Thursday night 4550 Minnesota Generally fair warm er northeast portion Thursday night Friday fair and mild Low Thursday night near 35 north west to 45 southeast High Fri day fiO to 68 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 54 Minimum 35 At 8 a m 45 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 72 38 3 Persons Die in Car Accidents By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three persons died Wednesday as a result of traffic accidents in Iowa Richard H Vande Weerd 24 East Moline 111 salesman was killed outright late Wednesday night when his car struck a bridge onehalf mile west of Plainview George A Grove 70 an audi tor for the Iowa state tax com mission died at Finley hospital in Dubuque of injuries suffered inan auto accident on highway 52 in Clayton county Monday Sam West 80yearold farmer living near North English was fatally injured when his car ap parently missed a curve on a country road north of North Eng lish He died in anambulance SAME BUck ling trmfflo In nut i4   

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