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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 18, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 0WANS N E G H B 0 R S IOWA FRIDAY Associated Frew and United Pre5 Full Lease E This Paper Consists oi Two HOME EDITION iMinr No SS Mrs Hadley Are Wed Ngey ovei the Stockton Cal area Wednesday night 6th B29 Disaster in Less Than Week Takes 5 Lives A r Fla In B dfv in 15 days ASSOCIATED PRESS Crah in a Cornpicker Safeguard Is Invented Rock Island 111 Rock Island brothers have designed a jadgat aimed at preventing some of the loss of life and limbs in farm cornpicker accidents It would cut down other tractor mis haps too Hundreds of farmers have been killed or maimed in harvesting accidents in the last few months many of them in operating corn pickers The invention by H Keith Doo ley and Delmar D Dooley has in terlocking switches connected to the ignition system of a farm ma chine so that cornpickers or other power takeoff driven implements will stop when the farmer leaves the seat of the machine He can however get off the tractor with the engine running when the implement has been stopped previous to dismounting The device can be used on other machines besides cornpickers The Dooley brothers patented their safety device in 1940 It had not been manufactured in quan tity but negotiations are under way and proving tests are being made from lr force has lost in 5 disasters irtytive have been listed as killed in the crashes and 20 missing Five were killed in Fridays Steal JO Band Instruments at Northwood broke into the high school here Thursday night and got away with 10 band ued at The instruments stolen are Two saxophones 5 clarinets 2 flutes and 1 oboe AH but the oboe belonged to students Four of the instruments valued at were insured The robbery was similar to one last summer when thieves entered the Northwood high school build ing and got away with 7 band in struments and the Lake Mills high school where several instruments also were taken The thieves gained entrance Thursday night through the boys1 restroom window which had been nailed shut Sheriff Ansel Connor is investigating the robbery Churchill Loses Beer Permit Asks County Board Why Charles Floyd county board of supervisors Thursday re fused to renew the Castle clubs beer permit by a vote of 3 to 2 The club is owned by Gordon E Churchill and his beer permit ex pired at midnight Wednesday The board gave no reason for not renewing the permit But Churchill wants one The club operator was to meet Friday after noon with County Attorney Alfred Beardmore to find out why and Churchill says if he doesnt find out hell go to see Attorney General Robert Larson smash of a B29 taking off to join the search for a missing B29 which crashlanded in the sea off Bermuda Wednesday Search for the plane missing off Bermuda with 20 aboard con verged on a spot about 345 miles northeast of Bermuda after 2 flares were reported sighted in the area and faint radio signals were heard Fifty or more planes en gaged in the hunt The waters near Bermuda were the scene of another B29 crash Nov 3 The ship crippled by en gine trouble fell into the Atlantic ocean Ten of its crew died Three survived On Armistice day a B29 out of control fell on a farm west of Indianapolis All of its 12 crew men parachuted from the disabled plane but 2 of them were killed Five flays later 2 B29 Super fortresses on a training flight col lided in the air 5 miles above Stockton Cal In this disaster 18 were killed Three parachuted to safety Edsill Appeals to High Court DCS Moines Edsill 40 filed an appeal with the Iowa supreme court Friday from his conviction and sentence for con spiracy in connection with the May 1948 strike riot at theRath Packing Co plant at Waterloo Edsill an official of the CIO United Packinghouse Workers Local at Waterloo vas sentenced to the mandatory prison term of 3 years in Waterloo district court Nov 10 following his conviction Oct 8 of conspiring to incite the Rath riot Claim Treason Caused Death of Swea Cityan Des Moines American army captain killed on Corregidor because of alleged treasonous ac tivities of another American was an lowan A federal grand jury in New York Thursday returned an in dictment which allowed his fam ily to bare for the first time de tails of the death of Capt Burton C Stretch Thomson of Swca City Iowa He had been killed on Corregidor May 15 1942 The indictment named John David Provoo former army staff sergeant and said he committed treasonous acts responsible for Thomsons death Offered Aid The government claims that Provoo who spoke Japanese of fered his assistance to the enemy after the Americans surrender at Corregidor Mrs E E Swanson of Manson motherinlaw of Thomson said the family had been informed by Capt Herbert Ott of the details of Thomsons death but said the fam ily was pledged to secrecy Captain Ott was records officer in Thomsons unit on Corregidor Mrs Swanson said he told the family that an American staff sergeant and several Japanese of ficers had called on Thomson de manding him to turn food sup plies over to the Japanese Divided Supplies Mrs Swanson said Thomson was a veterinarian in the medi cal corps and that part of his du ties was to divide food supplies among Americans still in the tun nels of Corregidor They called on him twice Mrs Swanson said after his 2nd re fusal took him out of the tunnel in which he was living and shot him beside a shallow grave Survivors include his widow and 9yearold son who now live with the Swansons His parents Mr and Mrs Frank J Thomson live at Garrison Shah of Iran May Pass Up Hollywood Washington UR The shah of Iran may give Hollywood the cold shoulder Advisers of the handsome young monarch reportedly are distressed fay rumors that the film capital plans to roll oul the red carpet when the shah visits Los Angeles during his nationwide good will tour One said Hollywood should not confuse the shah with Aly Khan The shah is no playboy Hes a deadserious young man with a tremendous job to do His majestys official schedule calls for visits to points of in terest during his oneday stop over in Los Angeles The points of interest are not defined but some Hollywood quarters report edly have assumed that he should be feted by the film colony There were signs the shah is seeking deliberately to avoid any implications of glamor He slapped down recurrent rumors Thursday that he vas here seeking a bride That he said is not the purpose ITS VEEP AND MRS Vice President W AP Wirephoto ODwyer Denies Wedding Rumors Saratoga Springs N Y ff Mayor Wjljiam ODwyer of New York City denied emphatically Friday that he would marry ex model Sloan Simpson during a weekend visit to Saratoga Springs ODwyer told newsmen in the lobby of Gideon Putnam hotel where he and Miss Simpson are staying that when he had any news of his wedding youll get plenty of notice The couples visit here spurred rumors that they would be mar ried Dismiss Charges in Stabbing Incident Clinton Charges against an army enlistee who stabbed a fellow recruit in what he des cribed as a nightmare aboard a train near here Wednesday night were dismissed in munici pal court Friday The enlistee Leonard Neiswin ter 28 was turned over to army authorities The victim of the stabbing Rene Soucie 24 Man teno 111 who is in good con dition in Mercy hospital here de clined to file charges in the case KILLED IN COLLISION Plainfleld Ambrose Brown 49 Horton Iowa was killed Thursday in the headon col lision of 2 cars 4 miles east of Plainfield on highway 188 The 30yearold monarch spends Friday fulfilling what have be come the accepted duties of every visiting dignitary A state dinner with president and Mrs Truman as his honor guests and a recep tion for official Washington high light his busy schedule Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy Fri day night Low Friday night about 28 Partly cloudy and cool Saturday with high about 40 Iowa Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday turning colder north and east portions Satur day Low Friday night 3035 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average near normal Normal high 40 north 47 south Normal low 22 north 28 south No major change through Sunday Turning cold er Monday and Tuesday No precipitation indicated Minnesota Cloudy Friday night and Saturday with light snow northeast portion Somewhat colder Saturday Low Friday night 2228 high Saturday 32 north 38 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum 13 Minimum 27 At 8 a m 27 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 4 40 Arguments Heard in Hiss Trial New York for the defense and the government fired heir opening arguments Friday in he 2nd perjury trial of Alger Hiss former state department official And in their opening statements both sides tacitly agreed as they did in the first trial that the new nal was in effect a battle between the veracity of Hiss and his chief accuser Whittaker Chambers Hiss attorney Claude B Cross of Boston opened the defense ar juments by telling the jury of 8 vomen and 4 men that if tliey did iol believe Chambers the gov ernment has not got a case Previously the government Drosecutor Assistant U S At torney Thomas F Murphy charged that Hiss lied lied twice when he denied handing secret government papers to Chambers selfstyled courier for a prewar soviet spy ring There will be 2 principal wit nesses in this case Alger Hiss and Whittaker Chambers Cross said 1 havent any doubt that you will never be able to reconcile the statements made by these 2 witnesses Murphy in his opening state ment said the government would prove its case by the highest type of the immutable docu ments themselves Milwaukee Road Trains Will Be Restored Monday The restoration of train service on the Milwaukee road through Mason City was announced from the local offices Friday to be as follows Milwaukee westbound No 3 the Marquettc will leave Chicago Sunday night at and arrive m Mason City Monday morning Eastbound No 118 will make its first trip out of Mason City Monday noon arriving in Chicago on Monday night at Iowa Meat Industry Pays Wages to Nearly 23000 Persons Ottuimva meat pack ing industry in Iowa paid wages during 1947 to almost 23000 peo ple amounting to nearly 000 an Iowa official of the Ameri can Meat Institute said Friday G M Foster president of John Morell and Co and an institute di rector said Iowa meat packing in dustry added more than 000 to the value cf raw materials purchased in 1947 He said that during hat year 38 meat packing establishments were operating in the state They spent almost for new plants and new equipment he said No Use of Big Stick Seen to Get Freedom for Ward com ap f f n efforts to end the imprison t of Consul General Angus Ward by the Chinese ci munists termed an outrage by President Truman fheebigystlck be baS6d Oi P6n lnStead One possible move by the state department is dispatch or a note to Moscow Russian intervention with the red Chinese government Another is a new American appeal direct to the communist government at Peiping to free the American diplomat and permit him and his whole staff to leave Mukden as soon as possible President Truman told a news conference Thursday that he thinks the communist treatment of Ward is an outrage The consul general ranking American diplomat in Mukden in Manchuria was arrested along with 4 staff members on Oct 24 The communist radio said he was accused pf having physically beat en a Chinese employe of the con sulate in a wage dispute STILL HAS STRAWBERRIES Iowa City tempera ture was only 39 degrees here Thursday but Mrs John F Sed lacek said she picked a plateful of ripe strawberries in her garden Tlic plants have been yielding all year she said No Direct Word The American government has had no direct word from him since Other members of the consulate staff have been permitted to send him and his 4 aides food and clothing for which they have been given receipts Their reports to the state department on the al leged incident which caused the arrest have been suppressed by the communists The American government has been unable to obtain any ex planation direct from the Chinese communist authorities at Peiping In fact those authorities simply ignored a letter they received from Consul General O Edmund Clubb asking Wards release There has been no official in formation as to what the Mukden communists really intend to do with the American diplomat No Stick to Use State department officials pri vately conceded that the situation is one which in other circum stances might result in the strong est action by this government But they argue that in this case they have no big stick to nomic political or of some forceful act the conse quences of which could not be foreseen They have therefore avoided thus far sending the Chinese com munists any demand approaching an ultimatum They have relied on efforts to persuade the commu nists that the detention of Ward is a violation of civilized interna tional behavior and ultimately will prove harmful to the communists own interests A request for Russian assistance apparently would fit into this pat tern Some officials believe it might prove effective SAME Black means traffic death In past Z4 hauif Charles City Strike Ended Charles City A 2 day old strike at the Charles City Manu facturing company ended late Thursday night when company and union representatives reached an interim agreement Negotiations on a full collective bargaining contract are scheduled to begin at the unions request Don Harris Cedar Rapids field organizer for the United Electrical Workers which called the strike said the negotiations would begin when the plant resumes full op eration D M Pope Streator 111 com pany president expressed a wil lingness to meet with the union at any time The agreement includes recog nition of the UE sets up a griev ance procedure and provisions for reemployment of workers em ployed when the plant was owned by the Belmont Radio tion of 5000 Cheers Newlyweds St Louis President Alben W Barkley and Mrs Carieton S Hadley exchanged wedding vows Friday he with a Resounding baritone I will and she in a low Gubitchev Judy Must Stand Trial New York Sylves ter J Ryan Friday ordered Judith Coplon tmd ValentinA Gubitchev to stand trial on charges of con spiracy to commit espionage but adjourned the proceedings next Tuesday until Judge Ryans ruling crushed the diminutive Miss Coplons hope of escaping a 2nd trial on the charge she plotted to give secret justice department documents to Russia The judge found that she would not be placed in double jeopardy by standing trial because of a pre vious conviction in Washington on espionage charges As he intoned the order the darkhaired Brooklyn woman dabbed at her eyes the corners of her mouth quivered but she showed no other sign of emotion Gubitchev a soviet citizen throughout pretrial hearings had refused to accept counsel or to de fend himself He changed his at titude Friday Gubitchev who claimed diplo ma t i c immunity because he worked as an engineer lor the United Nations told the court If despite all the facts the court decides to start trial I think it better for rne to prepare my de fense for this court proceeding and to take counsel murmur Her voice could scarcely be heard in the com small chapel of St Johns Methodist church A crowd which Police Chief Jer emiah OConnell estimated at more than 5000 waited outside and cheered wildly when the couple appeared after the ceremony There was a slight appearance of tears of happiness in Mrs Had leys eyes as she and the vice president arm in arm and beam ing at each other walked down the aisle from the altar The veep did not kiss his wife immediately after the ceremony but he stopped and kissed her when they reached the chapel vestibule Bishop Ivan Lee Holt performed the ceremony with the assistance of the Rev Albea Godbold pastor of the church 33 Guests The only guests were members of the families of the bride and of the vice presidents civilian aide Wil liam Vaughan They sat on the right hand side of the chapel On the other side were some 60 representatives of the press and radio There were no ushers The wedding was scheduled for 11 a m The crowd at the canopied entrance of the chapel caused a slight delay and it was a m when the organ rang out with Here Comes the Bride Mrs Hadley wearing a woolen suit of Barkley Blue especially designed for the occasion walked down the aisle holding the arm of her brother William Rucker of West Palm Beach Fla As they stopped in front ol Bishop Holt and Mr Godboldbe fore the altar Barkley stepped over to her right side With him as bestman was his son David M Barkley of Paducah Ky Ends Speculation The marriage wasthe culmina tion of a romance that started last July and proceeded apace through the summer and into the autumn with Berkleys flying trips to St Louis while the nation speculated as to whether he would win the hand of the widow He will be 72 on Thanksgiving day she is 38 Courtly and calm Barkley wore a pinstriped dark blue suit Leaving the chapel Barkley and his bride paused at the door for her to put on a coat Scores of photographers were waiting in front of the canopy The bride was overheard to say I hate to go out to that mess Barkley countered Thats not a mess thats the American pub lic out there When they out and faced the photographers the crowd tossed a shower of rice The couple stood and chatted for about 10 minutes while pictures were taken As Barkley got into the car 4 reporter asked if he had any honeymoon plans to reveal None whatsoever he beamed former Teacher Has Praise for New Mrs Barkley Emmetsbure UR The 8th grade teacher of his bride thinks Vice President Alben Barkley made a good catch Mrs Sam Wood Emmetsburg said Friday she was the teacher when Mrs Garteton Hadley their Jane Rucker attended 8th grade in Sedalia Mo She was generous and most unpretentious although a mem ber of one of Sedalias best known families Mrs Wood said Says Support Makes Wheat Hard to Buy Clear Lake The government support policies have resulted in so much wheat being held under the loan and export program that millers are finding it diffi cult to buy supplies for flour ex cept on a handtomouth basis Clear Lake Rotarians were told at their weekly meeting Wheat farmers have nothing to lose and everything to gain by holding the grain in storage ex plained S S Stanchfield sales manager of the Minneapolis Mill ing company They permit the government to hold the wheat as security for a loan of a bushel If the prices goes up during the next year the farm er sells the wheat pays off the loan and pockets the profit If the price goes down the farm er merely turns over the wheat to the government Admitting that the price sup port program is an interesting social experiment Stanchfield pointed out that it should be rec corpora ognized as a main cause of high I er food prices SUSPECT TELLS POLICE HE Fred Stroble 66yearold unemployed baker shows the hands he told police he used to strangle 6yearold Linda Joyce Glucoft District Attorney William Simpson said btroblc who was captured in downtown Los Angeles Thursday admitted strangling the girl then smashing her with an axe when she resisted his molestations Comma Might Be Worth Vancouver B C Seigerstrom has his fingers crossed comma may be worth to him The comma might change his legacy from James Thom son millionaire hotel owner to Seigerstrom manager of Thom son s beer parlorwas included in the will of the hote own er In the will it was written 000000 First interpretation tagged the 2nd comma as being meant for a period But Fireman Gilbert Campbell chief heir and due for about says he remembered that an unsigned copy of the will stated1 Seigerstrom was marked down for Because no other amounts given n the will include a cents col umn legal opinion is that a court probably would uphold Seiger stroms claim GETS FROM SAFE Des Moines Salecrackers blew up the safe jn a Des Moines Thursday night and fled vith jn cash from it   

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