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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 22, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Copy I MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THI NEWSPAHR THAT MAKES ALL E NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY HOME EDITION uimj Boy Is Only Survivor of Plane Crash 31 Bodies Recovered From Wreckage of Dutch Mercy Craft Oslo Norway Dutch mercy plane that disappearec Sunday was found wrecked Tues day near Oslo with a 12yearold boy apparently the only survivoi among the 28 Jewish refugee chil dren and 7 adults it carried Police announced they had re covered 31 bodies The front part of the plane was smashed in landing in a forest on the west side of Oslo fjord 30 miles from the city The tail tact remained in e Field Viscount y mission as of staff and Gen Sir Willi Mo he arrives at National airport Mondav fir f V Pi British a vlslt expected to bring a round of important 5 Children Perish in House Fire Eau Claire Wis chil oren died Tuesday in a flaming house at the John Berg farm near Rock Falls 10 miles south of here o Yictims were identified as the 3 daughters and one son of Mr and Mrs John Berg and a granddaughter They were Maxine Berg 18 Donna 10 David 7 Jackie 6 and the 4yearold daughter of Mr and Mrs Orrin Stai Another son Alvin 11 jumped i f UN Body Hearing Vote on Soviet Warmonger Charge The Unitecl Natioils mittee neared a vote Tuesday toQ ttat thi the Hllited and Britain as Pact f the to join of from a 2nd story window He is an Eau Claire hospital with seri in Berg said they ous injuries Mr and Mrs were in the barn when the fire broke out They found the rfome in flames and were unable to en ter Hungarians Hold Yank and Briton Budapest Hungary gary announced Tuesday it had ar rested Robert Vogeler an Ameri can businessman and Edgar Sand ers a Briton on charges of spy ing and sabotage Vogeler is an assistant vice president of the International Telephone and Telegraph company and its eastern European repre sentative with headquarters in Vienna Sanders represents the company in Budapest Hungary also announced the ar rest of Imre Geiger managing di rector of Standard Electric Co LTD of Budapest a subsidiary of ITT He too is held on a spy charge The Hungarian foreign office Monday denied it knew anything about reports of the arrest of Vogeler who disappeared Friday morning during a business trip to the Hungarian capital The Hungarian government an nouncement said Vogeler and Sanders had confessed to sabotage and spying fi Andrei Y Vishinsky who intro duced the paradoxical resolution at the start of ths assemblv session was expected to take the floor for the 3d Y the committee met at Lake Success The general assembly Weatker Report FORECAST Mason City Winds shifting to strong northerly Wednesday with snow flurries likely Low Tues day night near 25 High Wednes day near 38 Iowa Fair Tuesday night warmer east and central portions Wed nesday partly cloudy and turn ing colder with a few snow flur ries northeast portion Tuesday night 2530 Low Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook It will turn colder with snow flur ries likely Continued cold Thursday with light snow Warming trend by the weekend Precipitation will average one tenth to twotenths of an inch Temperatures will average 5 degrees below normal Normal high 44 normal low 25 Minnesota Partly cloudy Tuesday night Wednesday mostly cloudy Colder with snow flurries northeast half Low Tuesday night 1015 north 1823 south High Wednesday 25 to 30 northeast 4854 southwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 24 Minimum 14 At 8 a m 23 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 30 20 action for the disposition of the former Italian colonies Monday cleared the way for the members of the 59 nation political commit tee who had been engaged in the Italian debate here to resume their sessions on the peace pact The assembly continued its dis cussions here and was scheduled to discuss admission of new mem bers the establishment of a UN guard for fieldservice with mis sions of the world organization and the stalemated struggle be tween east and west to establish an international atomic contro plan The political committee expected Tuesday to conclude its peace1 debate There was virtually no chance that Vishinskys proposal which calls for immediate adop tion of the soviet atomic control plan would gain more votes than those of the Soviet Union and its cominform supporters Instead the political committee was expected to indorse a joint AmericanBritish resolution re ferred to as a 12 point peace plan which calls on all nations to reaffirm the principles of the UN charter as the greatest peace pact of all Once the committee has disposed of the rival peace plans it will turn to the issue of nationalist versus communist China The subject listed for debate by the nationalists still recognized here as Chinas only legal repre sentatives is the threat to the peace of the far east and of the world allegedly raised by Russias backing of the communist regime of Mao Tzetung Rob Gas Station in Marshalltown Marshalltown Tuesday sought 2 young men who held up a Marshalltown service station Monday night and escaped with about James Waples attendant at the station said te men entered the station and asked if he had any shotgun shells When he turned to get the shells Waples said one bandit put a gun against his back while they robbed the cash regis ter Waples described one of the men as about 22 years old and the other as about 18 PREMATURE COOKING Center Moriches N Y Some 3000 potential holiday din ners were a total loss Tuesday after fire destroyed a brood er house at the Forge river duck farm The blaze prematurely roasted 3000 ducklings each weighing about 2J pounds Polio Cases Down From Last Year Des Moines The number of polio cases reported in Iowa now is slightly below the total for the corresponding time last year the state health department re ported Tuesday Also the department said 3 of the 99 counties still have reported no cases of the disease this year They are Fremont Jefferson and Van Buren Two counties escaped last year They are Grundy and Jackson Counting 23 cases reported last week this years total now stands at 1121 At the same time last year the total was 1129 The total for all of last year was a record 1236 At one time this year 1949 was several hundred cases ahead of the total for the same time last year The difference in the 2 years was that the prevalence of the disease hit its peak this year in August and reached the maximum in October last year The surviving boy was taken to a hospital at Drammen where the head physician said It is almost a miracle that a 12yearold boy should be as fit as he is after almost 2 days in that wreck Slight Injuries The boy Had slight burns a nose scratch and a swollen right wrist Officials said it was a certainty that only the boy identified as Isaac Allal survived the crash The 3 still unaccounted for were said to be buried in the mass of twisted wreckage The surviving he is the darling of all Norway showed amazing composure at the hospital He spoke little but re sponded clearly when questions were put to him Isaac was among a party of un derfed Jewish refugee children enroute from Tunis North Af rica to Scandinavia for rest and rehabilitation before going on to Israel the Jewish state In Planes Tail The boy was saved because he was in the furthermost end o the planes tail the only part o the craft to escape damage When asked at the hospital hov he felt he replied Not bad Do you know where you are Yes he said I am in Nor way no This Paptr Conilgti of Two Ona No 37 Peoples Court Will Decide Ward te Larson Raps Opposition to Crusade DCS Moines UR Atty Gen Robert Larson charged Monday night that professional gamblers are fighting his antigambling drive by telling people the cru ade will cut into their social life The gamblers are trying to make the campaign look ridicu ous Larson told a Des Moines hurch mens club Their aim is to make enforce ment unpopular by arousing mall groups that run bingo and ther games for charity he said He said some opposition has ome from well meaning but mis nformed persons who think ingo and public card parties are a necessary part of their social fe Theres nothing wrong with laying bingo Larson said Its aying for the privilege thats rong KF Agrees to FirmFinanced Pension Plan Coplon Gubitchev Trial Postponed New York spy con spiracy trial of Judith Coplon and Valentin Gubitchev was postponed Tuesday until Dec 27 The Russian engineers newly retained attorney Abraham L omerantz won the postponement vhen he told Federal Judge Syl vester J Ryan he needed the ime to prepare himself for rial the THOMAS TRIAL DELAYED Washington The trial of Rep J Parnell Thomas RN J on fraud charges was delayed again Monday Federal Judge Alexander Holtzoff reset the trial or next Monday at the request of Thomas attorney who is engaged n another trial 27 SHOPPNgAyS BUY CHRISTMAS Detroit Kaiser Fraze Corp Tuesday became the 2nd major automotive firm to agree on a pension plan the bulk of which will be companyfinanced It also agreed with the CIO United Auto Workers to increase its contributions to its health and welfare plan the only big one in the industry A KaiserFrazer spokesman said the pension plan will provide benefits of at least possibly more at age 65 in cluding federal social security 40 and 8 in Need of Toys for Christmas Last year the local voiture of 40 and 8 good fellows of Mason Citys American Legion post made it possible through the coopera tion of good folks in Mason City to provide Christmas toys for 26E underprivileged children That is the goal of the 40 and 8 again this year according to M W Mike Olson and Allen Johnson who are in charge of the project And the time is ly for toys that have to be re paired The 40 and 8 is asking that families who have surplus toys or any repairable toys around the basement or attic to deliver them to the basement of the city hall The toy shop there is open week days from 9 a m to 5 p m except on Saturdays when the City hall closes at noon Get those toys in that the boys will have time to paint and repair where needed Bachelor Farmer Commits Suicide Thingvald 60 bachelor farmer of Hesper shot himself with a rifle and died in stantly Monday night according to Dr O M Rotnem of Mable who pronounced it a suicide Sheriff George Harms and Darrell Olson assistant Winncshiek county cor oner were called and they de cided no inquest was necessary Thingvald has a brother John living in Decorah Report Lewis Blocks Dawson Appointment Washington ff The deter mined figure of John L Lewis re portedly stood Tuesday be tween former Federal Judge Charles I Dawson and a seat on the board of trustees for the United Mine Workers welfare fund The UMW leader was said to have prevented Dawson from for mally taking his seat as operators trustee at a stormy 3hour session Monday Lewis representing the miners is chairman of the board Senator Bridges RN H is neu tral member Lewis action apparently leaves Dawsons status up in the air until the trustees next meeting sched uled for Friday Dec 2 That would be 2 days after the current truce in the mine strike is due to end Operators thought the date had nothing to do with whatever plans Lewis may have for resuming the strike or keeping the miners at work after Nov 30 As the date for the ending of that truce approached a Pitts burgh survey showed that house holders and industries in eastern states were buying coal steadily But in only one were customers reported buying more than their usual require ments President Truman has said he would use the TaftHartley labor law or any other act on the books to halt a coal emergency if one arises The labor act provides for obtaining an 80day court injunc tion to keep ihe miners at work According to the report Lewis main reason for blocking Dawson was that Ezra VanHorn the man Dawson was to replace is involved in litigation over spending of the funds and has not officiallyre signed to the trustee board Van Horn sent in his letter of resigna tion to the mine owners who had appointed him Lewis Dawson and Bridges all said they would not discuss what went on at their closed meeting LIGHTER TOUCH AT OPERA fied woman left lends a lighter note to the opening of the Metropolitan opera season in New York Monday night by reaching out to touch a scintillating emerald and dia mond pendant worn by Mrs George Washington Kavan augh With Mrs Kavanaugh is her daughter Mrs Lenora Warner A display of jewels and finery vied with the colorful stage as the Metropolitans 65th season began Story on Page 2 Truman Pledges U S Aid in World Food Problem Washington Truman Tuesday pledged United States cooperation to help create an abundance of food for all countries He called this a major cooperative endeavor toward our common objective of a stable and peaceful world In a speech for the annual meeting of the food and agri culture organization of the United Nations the president de clared Pleads Innocent on Treason Count New York former army taff sergeant pleaded innocent Tuesday to an indictment charg ng 12 acts of treason against American prisoners after the Japa nese seizure of Corregidor Federal Judge Gregory F Noo nan remanded the defendant 32 old John David Provoo vithout bail for trial Dec 6 A federal grand jury indicted rovoo last week One of the harges was that he caused the apanese to execute a U S army aptain HORSE TRAINER DIES Onawa UR Harold Lindley 0 Blencoe widelyknown race orse owner and trainer died ere Monday night of a heart ail ment Lindley collapsed as he en ered the door of the Onawa hos ital Philippine Communists Fight Troops Manila head quarters reported Tuesday nigh a big battle was raging between communistled Hukbalahaps and constabulary forces in Batangas province about 60 miles south of here About 300 dissidents using trench mortars and machineguns engaged 2 constabulary companies the report said There was no im mediate report on casualties Brig Gen Alberto Ramos chie of the constabulary said he woulc leave for the battle scene early Wednesday The Hukbalahap Peoples Alli ance Army Against Japan were organized as left wing guerrillas against the Japanese during their occupation of the islands In cen tral Luzon they have been pitted against the landlords and the rural constabulary since the end of the war President Elpidio Quirino who was reelected on Nov 8 tried when he became president to per suade the Huks to surrender their arms A very few did but most took to the hills and continued to clash with the constabulary 30 DIE IN FIGHTING Rangoon Burma Thirty passengers aboard an Irrawaddy river ferry lost their lives in a rebel attack on the vessel 40 miles south of Mandalay according to reports reaching here Tuesday If by working together in this organization we can create an abundance of food for all coun tries we shall bring better health longer lives and greater happi ness to mankind everywhere Mr Truman said the point 4 program he presented in his in augural address last January could be utilized to increase pro duction of foods in underdevel oped areas Our experience our knowl edge our technical experts are all available to you and I hope that you will continue to call upon them as needed The president made no refer ence to a proposal to set up a world food ybank or clearing house as a means of getting sur pluses from one area into another area where food is scarce However Mr Truman declared that the work of the FAO cen ters around 2 major problems The first is to increase the production of foodstuffs and other agricultural commodities he said The 2nd is to see that those commodities reach the peoples and countries which need them The president expressed hope the FAO soon will be able to es tablish permanent headquarters in this country Mason City Student Council Tells Parents of Reckless Driving by Teenagers Parents of ririimvr Parents of reckless drivers at tending Mason City high school were informed Tuesday by the student council that their sons and daughters are not being persecuted when their drivers licenses are suspended by the police We the members of the student council of Mason City high school as representatives of the student body hereby give notice that any action taken by the law enforce ment agencies of the city of Mason City to protect its citizens from the reckless driving of teenagers will be accepted as necessary to the safety and well being of the community That resolution was passed Mon day afternoon by the student coun cil made up of an elected repre sentative from each of the 30 home rooms in the high school It added We ask your cooperation in this effort to curb the reckless driving of teenagers The problem of reckless driving already had been recognized by the student council and an attempt made to cope with the situation even before the police took a hand it was explained by council repre sentatives The resolution was thought nec essary they added because after licenses of reckless drivers had been suspended by the police for 60 days parents of the youngsters called the high school complaining that their children were being persecuted Reckless driving in the neigh borhood of the high school par ticularly by students racing each other away from parking places and through East park through the fall have endangered the lives of other students and pedestrians as well as the drivers themselves the student council said The matter first was brought to the student council from the class in social problems A committee was appointed with Richard Jen sen as chairman to look into the matter A student kangaroo court was suggested but it was decided to use posters and moving pictures as well as talks by highway pa trolmen to encourage better driv ing The student council president is Bill Postma Richard Jensen is vice president Pat Ottc secretary and Bud Bcrger treasurer r U S Awaits Responses to Appeals Final Hearing Due in Consuls Case in Matter of Few Days Washington The United States received an indirect report Tuesday that a Chinese commu nist court expects to reach a final decision in a mat ter of days on American Consul General Angus Ward The report came from a Chinese newspaper It was picked up from a Mudken radio broadcast Mon day the state department said There has been no direct word from Ward himself since he and 4 members of his consulate staff at Mukden were jailed Oct 24 They are charged with beating a Chinese employe who asked for back pay The state department has denounced the charges as trumped Await Responses This development occurred as the U S awaited responses from 30 nations including Soviet Rus sia to a personal appeal from Sec retary of State Acheson for con certed action in behalf of Ward The state departments press of ficer Michael J McDermott told reporters the Mukden radio report of an early decision on Wards case as translated said In the course of Ihe investiga tion the peoples court probed into all materials relating to the case obtained from various sources An investigation has been concluded the court will give a final hearing to the case in a matter of days The verdict will be announced Final Questioning Another report which the de partment made public later said that Ward and the other 4 already have been brought face to face with the Chinese complainants and will undergo final questioning soon This report was taken from the newspaper Hsin Min Pao at Nanking dated Nov 22 A score or more of nations are expected to fall in line with Achesons proposal for joint action to free Ward The first responses to the appeal sent out over the weekend were expected during the day 5 Man Admits He Kidnaped Small Girl Red Lake Falls Minn A J 25yearold man was arrested Resigns Post With World Federalists Minneapolis Harold C Urey atomic physicist and Nobel prize winner announced Tuesday that he has resigned his position as a united world feder alist director because he cannot agree with the UWF stand on Russia Democracy and tyranny cannot vork together the University of Chicago professor said Not un til the Russian dictatorship is gone can we accept Russia as a partner in world government 38 Pigs Die in Fire as Truck Overturns Donnellson UR Thirtyeight pigs burned to death Tuesday vhen a semitrailer truck driven jy Marvin Walton Victor over urned near here and caught fire Sixty other pigs which Walton vas driving to St Louis for B R Bohstedt and Son Victor were aved The entire Joad was valued t Walton was not seriously hurt Tuesday and police said he ad mitted abducting a 7yearold girl who was left for dead in a cold wooded area north of here The child Vivian Shannon crawled to a farmyard near St Hilaire Minn north of here early Tuesday after spending the night in a forest in snow and sub freezing temperatures Red Lake Falls Police Chief Emory LaChance said the girl sobbed that her abductor tried to choke her with a scarf and left her apparently thinking her dead in a wooded spot 14 miles north of here LaChance said the girl appeared to have been criminally assaulted She was taken Minn hospital to a for Crookston examination and fortreatment for exposure u about the face severe scratches the LaChance identified the suspect as Dempsey who he said claimed to work for Minneapolis Bridge Co He said the prisoner who was captured in the woods after he abandoned his stalled car H miles southeast of Thief River Falls Minn admitted picking up the girl 3 blocks from her home here late Monday Dempsev denied however that he tried to kill the girl or that he harmed her La Chance said No charges had been placed He was Pto be to Crookston so that Vivian could view him in person SAME 24   

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