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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 19, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER BDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associatej and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19 1949 HOME EDITION UHllf tariff 7EUrMI5ARX HEARINGTwin MO I S JfT Carlton left leaves the county jail with Ida school athlete Cassis County Sheriff Saul Clark said the handsome youth orally confessed that he beat to death 7yearSd SlS LiST BlSb0iS BrejVlda tot grader field waived preliminary hearing Friday night when ar raigned on a charge of first degree murder Barkleys Off on Honeymoon May Be Headed for Florida St Louis Mo favorite sweethearts Vice President Alben W Barkley and his bride were headed southward Saturday to honeymoon at a hidden Shangri La lohce the press and even their friends had lost track of the newlyweds They reported to have stopped in Cairo 111 Friday night The vice president and the new Mrs Barkley wouldnt tell any one their honeymoon plans Be fore leaving Barkley was asked if it would be cold in his Shangri La He grinned broadly and said Well make it warm when we get there He said the honeymoon spot is a romantic secret Were just going to strike out stop when we please where we please But I hope to be back in Washington in time for the 2nd session of the 81st congress Seen in Illinois The selfstyled 71yearold vcep and his attractive 38year old bride were last seen heading down Illinois Highway 3 in the convertible he gave her as a wed ding present The car was jam packed with luggage They may eventually end up in Florida where President and Mrs Truman may meet them later in the month It was significant that the road the Barkleys took was in the gen eral direction of Paducah Ky the veeps hometown On Lookout for Pair Filling station attendants hotel clerks arid romanceconscious po lice were on the lookout for the flashy black car bearing Missouri license plates Mrs Barkley an expert driver was at the wheel when they left St Louis Friday after their mar riage The couple left from the home of Mrs T M Sayman millionaire owner local soap firm A few friends threw rice as they stepped into the car and roared away under police escort which left them when they crossed the Miss issippi into Illinois Farmer Struck by Truck Dies Polk City J McBride 66yearold retired Polk City farmer was killed Saturday when he accidentally was struck by a milk truck Deputy Sheriff Wilbur Hildreth said McBride had gone to the nearby farm of his cousin Car roll McBride to help him shell corn A milk truck driven by Clarence Olson Hildreth said drove into the farm yard to pick up milk and while Olson was backing out the elder McBride apparently stumbled and fell beneath the trucks wheels SAME 4BUck flijr traffic death In 21 hourO 3 Are Named as Possible Candidates Des Moines XP Names of 3 Des Moines men as possible can didates for congress were those being discussed at a meeting of the democratic state central com mittee here Saturday Mentioned as possible contend ers for the 5lh district congress ional race in 1950 were Clyde L Herring Jr former Polk county assistant county attorney Robert Burlingame KOA newscaster and former secretary for former Gov Nelson G Kraschel and Gordon Winlock professor of social science at Drake university None of the 3 would make any formal announcement It looks as though we will have plenty of candidates probably even party primary contests in each of the 8 districts State Chairman Jake More said Although he denied at a meet Jng here Oct 29 that he plans to run for the U S senate the name of Albert J Loveland of Janes ville undersecretary of agricul ture kept cropping up again as did the names of several other possible candidates for the sena torship Otha D Wearin of Hast ings former congressman ad mitted that he is considering the matter Also under discussion was the already announced candidacy of Alvin P Meyer of Van Meter and the possible senatorial candidacy of Gene Poslon of Corydon Poston was democratic floor leader in the 1949 house of representatives Cargo Plane Crashes Into House 3 Die 2 of Dead Were in Craft Other Victim Was in Building Detroit A big twinen gined freight plane coming in for a landing plunged into a 2story house Saturday killing 3 per sons An elderly woman was rescued from the flaming gasoline drenched wreckage of the house with serious burns Another man in the house pushed his wife and daughter through a window to safety and then escaped himself with minor injxiries The dead were Arthur Dedee Brooklyn N Y the pilot Gus Marrow the copilot and Har old Witzke who was in t h e house Marrow was the broth er of an executive of Meteor Air Transport company owners of the plane Plane Flounders The DC3 carrying Christmas merchandise from the east floun dered about 60 feet up witnesses said and crashed into the 2story house on the edge of the Detroit City airport Gasoline pouring from broken tanks burst roaring flames which rolled into the street Raymond Perry owner of the house heroically saved his wife Edna and daughter J u d y 14 and aided the escape of the elder ly woman Mrs Bertha Witzke 7G Mrs Witzke and her son Har old 36 were rushed to Saratoga hospital while rescuers vainly tried to get to the crew trapped in the cabin 100 Miles an Hour The thundering plane wings waving wildly crashed into the house at an estimated 100 miles an hour and knocked it 20 feet off its foundation Rescuers worked their way in vith hoses playing streams of vater around them They were able to pry the ships cargo doors open but could not enter They could not reach the bodies of the fliers until more than 2 hours later This Paper Consists ot Two No 34 Ra B29 Crash urvivors Are Sighted FIRE DAMAGE LIGHT Des Moines from a fire in a first floor tavern poured into rooms in the Hotel Madrid e a r ly Saturday and routed guests No one was in jured and damage was believed light Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy through Sun day Colder Saturday night and Sunday Low Saturday night 32 High Sunday 44 Iowa Mostly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday Colder Sun day Low Saturday night 30 to 35 Minnesota Mostly cloudy with snow flurries north and central portion Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy and colder with snow flurries northeast portion Low Saturday night 22 to 28 north 28 to 32 south high Sun day 32 to 38 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 40 Minimum 33 At 8 a m 40 YEAR AGO Maximum 4fi Minimum 38 Fire Destroys 3 Redfield Buildings Rcdfield ff A raging fire fanned by a high wind did an estimated damage as it destroyed 3 business buildings and seriously damaged a 4th before it was brought at least temporarily under control here Saturday after noon Firemen from Redfield and 4 neighboring towns had the blaze in check within the Redfield locker plant at 120 pm but L S Heins editor o the Redfield Re view said it might be a big task to keep it from breaking out again JOAN CRAWFORD ILL Hollywood Crawford is ill in bed Saturday her phy sician says she is suffering from heat exhaustion and a severe cold The doctor added that the actress was stricken after 11 days on the desert working on a motion pic ture He prescribed several days rest in bed SURVIVORS OF LATEST B29 These airmen survived the crash ca Tampa Fla Friday in which 5 were killed Shown in MacDill Air Base hospital are left to right James 0 Henerick Olden Texas Capt S C Pearson McKees port Pa Sgt Elmer Pintland International Falls Minn and Sgt Glynn Ellis Quit man Georgia Postpone Beckwith Appeal Deadline Waterloo Judge Shannon B Charlton Saturday postponed until 10 a m Nov 28 the deadline for filing of a motion for a new trial of Edward J Beckwith convicted of first degree murder in the mutilation slaying of a Morrison tavernkeepers wife Charlton also postponed the date for sentencing previously sched uled for next Monday to Nov 29 He said the new trial motion would be argued the same day before sentencing The deadline for the new trial motion had been Saturday but Defense Attorney W L Beecher told Charlton the transcript had not been completed INSOMNIA CONTEST Granite Falls Minn local auto sales agency Saturday offered a prize in a stay awake derby The prize will be awarded to the contestant who goes without sleep for the longest time VETERAN Charles held by police Friday after a wild battle during which he wounded 2 policemen in the Erie Pa office of the vet erans administration Hartwell went berserk when in formed his disability claim had been disallowed Steel Strike Virtually Over No Weekend Coal Action Due By UNITED PRESS The CIO United Steel Workers announced a virtual end to the nationwide steel strike Saturday and a threatened shipping tieup was postponed for almost a month Meanwhile coal mine operators claimed they hold the upper hand in their with John L Lewis and planned no settlement overtures of their own Frank Amos chairman of the northern coal industrys wage committee said To hell with him The white house said no action would be taken in the coal dispute during the weekend Lewis had threatened to renew the walkout Dec 1 Leaders of the CIO Steel Work ers at Pittsburgh announced set tlement with Crucible Steel cor poration the last major holdout in the industry and with Ameri can Rolling Mill company with 8685 workers in 6 plants Settlements called for the con troversial noncontributory pen sion The steel strike originally in volved about 500000 men bul the union said Saturday the numbei had dwindled to 49950 employed by 29 companies The biggest ol these is Aluminum Company oJ America with 17000 on strike The union of ships officers agreed to postpone its threatened shipping strike after negotiators engaged in a sharp exchange of heated debate Some of the offi cials wanted to call the strike next Tuesday despite the tentative truce arranged by federal mediators jusl before a previous strike deadline this veek To Meet to Choose Successor to Haines Des Moines UR Clergy and representative laymen of the Episcopal diocese of Iowa were asked Saturday to meet at Cedar Rapids Jan 10 elect a new bishop to succeed the late Elwood L Haines The meeting was called by the Rev Gordon V Smith DCS Moines chairman of the diocesan commit tee Guam Typhoon Loss More Than Million Guam Carlton Skin ner Saturday estimated that Thursdays typhoon wrought 600000 in damage to civilian property exclusive of crop losses No estimate was made of the damage to military installations which also were hard hit The storm was said to have been the worst to hit Guam since 1918 1st Witness Testifies in Bridges Case San Francisco first government witness testified Fri day in the perjuryconspiracy trial of Harry Bridges after a bit ter allinclusive opening state ment by the defense Lloyd H Garner a naturaliza tion officer told of a citizenship petition he took from the CIO longshore chief in 1945 The basis of the periury and conspiracy charges against Bridges is that he lied when he said he was not a communist The Aus tralianborn labor leader was supported at his naturalization hearing by Codefendants Henry Schmidt and J R Robertson both officials in the CIO longshore mens and warehousemens union The courtroom was thrown into gales of laughter when Garner was asked by Prosecutor R B McMillan to identify the defend ants He pointed out Bridges and Schmidt but when asked to iden tify Robertson he pointed to Chief Defense Counsel Vincent Hallinan McMillan flustered asked Gar ner to step down and tap Rob ertson on the shoulder Garner walked over to the defense table and tapped Hallinan Ban Combat Airplanes From New York Fields New York keep oft sign to fightertype aircraft has been posted at LaGuardia field and the New York International airport The ban ordered Friday by the Port of New York authority fol lowed a series of air force plane accidents in the last 2 weeks that have claimed 35 deaths and left 20 Destroyer Picks Up Men After Search of 3 Days Hamilton Bermuda UP The U S air force an nounced Saturday that survivors of a B29 superfortress that went down off Bermuda Wednesday had been found and were being taken aboard a destroyer An official announcement said the men were found 75 hours and 35 minutes after they made a forced landing in the Atlantic off Bermuda near the end of a nonstop flight from California How many survived of the 20 air force men aboard the superfort was not disclosed in the first radio reports to Kindley Field the U S base here A B17 airsea rescue Slav Envoy Ordered to Leave Moscow Moscow Soviet gov ernment for the 2nd time in 3 weeks has demanded the format recall of Yugoslavias top diplomat in the Russian capital A Soviet note said the presence in Moscow of Charge dAffaires Lazo Latinovic the acting head of his countrys embassy staff was impossible Last month the Russians told Premier Marshal Titos govern ment the same thing about Yugo slav Ambassador Karl Mrazovic whom they accused of subversive activities In London the soviet news agency Tass said Latinovic had been expelled from Russia for spy ing and subversive activities Tass also disclosed that 3 Russian rep resentatives had been ordered out of Neither Mrazovic nor Latinovic were in Moscow when the notes delivered The ambassador returned to Yugoslavia last Au gust Latinovic who took charge of the embassy when his chief de parted left Moscow Oct 30 and now is in Yugoslavia a spokesman at the Yugoslav embassy said The spokesman said the embassy staff now consists of 4 diplomats headed by Tikhomir Stojonovic former first secretary who took over from Latinovic as charge d affaires The other diplomats here he said are Attache Tocic Assis tant Military Attache Gudulic and one other Though the Russians had de clared both the Yugoslav ambassa dor and charge daffaires unac ceptable formal relations contin ued to exist between Russia and Yugoslavia There was no mentioi in the latest soviet note of anj change in their formal diplomatic status craft from the Kindley Field base here found the rafts The discoverey of the rafts fol lowed a report by a search plane Nashua Man Killed Nashua and Mrs Clarence Nelson Nashua re ceived word Friday that their son Jake Nelson 30 WAS 1 of 18 men killed in a collision of 2 B29s over Stockton Cal Wednesday pilot that he heard a radio signal on a distress frequency at noon Three search planes were di rected to an area 550 miles east northeast of Bermuda where the reported radio signal originated The report of the distress signal followed by a day the discovery of debris believed to be from the air force superfortress which went down in the Atlantic somewhere off Bermuda after it got lost and ran out of fuel Twenty men were aboard Capt J G Martin from March Field in California where the missing superfort took off on its last flight radioed that the B29 he was piloting in the search picked up the signal on the distress frequency Sherman Says Crommelins Case Closed Washington Forres P Sherman chief of naval oper ations said Saturday the case of Capt John G Crommclin repri manded navy firebrand is closed and no further action will be others missing The authority which operates the 2 giant airfields said the order closes the fields to all fighter planes regardless of ownership and regardless of whether or not they arc modified or converted GETS FROM SAFE Des Moines blew up the safe in a DCS Moines grocery Thursday night and fled with in cash from it In his original letter of repri mand Capt Crommelin was told he could make a reply Sherman said That reply was made con sidered and no further action wil be taken Friday Crommelin requested Sherman either to order him to stand a general court martial ox wipe from his record Shermans reprimand in which the nava chief questioned the 47yearolc officers fitness to command The Sherman statement thus apparently left the veteran navy flier with no place to go in get ting the record cleared of the reprimand for disclosing to the press confidential navy letters One of the letters criticized uni fication policies The navy bases promotion of officers on their records and the reprimand may have ended any chance of Crommclin rising to ad miral A navy department spokesman said Crommelin now has no fur ther legal recourse within the navy to get the record changed The reprimand is a part of his legal record of his naval career and cannot be removed the spokesman said This spokesman said apparently an unlikely recourse would be to commit further violations of naval regulations in an effort to get him self court martialed In this way he could possibly bring the whole matter up in a general couit mar tial Approximately 777450 outof state automobiles visited Oregon during the year Says Fear of Soviet Spurs Arms Drive Lake Success States told the United Nations Saturday it is helping western European countries rearm be cause they fear the intentions of the Soviet Union Assistant Secretary of State John D Hickerson spoke out bluntly in debate on a proposed world census of ordinary non atomic arms in the U N as semblys special political com mittee He replied to soviet charges that the U S opposes extending the census to atomic arms as proposed by Russia because it is preparing itself and western Eur ope for a new war instead of for disarmament The nations of western Europe are not arming themselves be cause they are opposed to dis armament he told the commit tee The United States is not as sisting them in their efforts be cause the United States is op posed to disarmament They are rearming themselves and the United States is helping them to dp so because they fear the intentions of the soviet gov ernment Castle Club Remains Without Beer Permit Charles E Jones attorney for Gordon E Churchills Castle club walked out of a meet ing here with the Floyd county board of supervisors Friday after noon claiming the board would give no valid reason for refusing to renew the clubs beer permit The board Thursday took the action by a vote of 3 to 2 Jones former Floyd county at torney said he left Fridays con ference after more than one hour because he became angry at the boards stand The board announced Saturday that it is preparing a series of questions concerning the Churchill application for a beer permit which it will submit to the attor ney general for a ruling 4 FINAL Notre Dame Iowa t Michigan Ohio State i FINAL TO GIRL SCOUT BOARD Milwaukee Mrs Cyril T barney of Des Moines was elected Friday a regional board member f the Girl Scouts of America Princeton Dartmouth 2 EH FINAL Illinois Northwestern FINAL Minnesota Wisconsin 4 FINAL   

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