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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 30, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDItIO United Presi Full Lease Wires v aiASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 30 1849 This Paper Consist ot Two No 44 Claims Reds Use Unions for Fronts Tobin in Speech Before Convention of New CIO Union Philadelphia Secretary of Labor Maurice Tobin asserted Wednesday communists have used some American trade unions as front organizations for the pro motion of the aims of a foreign power In a speech prepared for the founding convention of the new international union of electrical radio and machine workers CIO he said It is because American labor feels that it can have no truck with communism that it has taken steps to dispel every hint of com munism within its own ranks But that does not mean he added that American labor has grown illiberal or unprogressive It merely means that labor has realized that one sure way of losing its freedom is to be a party to the inhuman tyranny of operative communism Meanwhile delegates went ahead with consideration of a provision al constitution voting on each ar ticle and section As in all other expressions and instruments of the convention the theme of anticommunism runs through the draft The fledgling union came into being after CIO ousted the United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers The 400 delegates voted Tues day to demand a 4th round wage increase ranging from 9 to 25 cents an hour That action came after the delegates were told by James B Carey CIO secretarytreasurer not to worry about court injunc tions and to go ahead with expan sion of the union Lewis Again Delays Coal Union Parley MASON CITY BUSINESS STREETS CROWDED Sunshiny weather crowds of Christmas shoppers to the Mason City business district this week The above picture taken with a telephoto lense from the 3rd building south of the State and Fed eral intersection looking north on Federal shows busy shoppers on the street U S Ships Go to Shanghai at Own Risk Washington of State Acheson said Wednesday American ships enter the Chinese blockaded port of Shanghai at their own risk He indirectly rebuked the Is brandtsen steamship line for hav ing sent its vessel 2 of which have been swelled into the area Acheson also reported that this government has rejected all re quests of the shipping line for American naval convoy He said it is not this govern ments policy to convoy American shipping through the socalled blockade At a news conference however Acheson disclosed that he has sent a strong new note to the Chinese nationalist government protesting the shelling of the Isbrandtsen lines Sir John Franklin Monday The note possibly lays the basis for a financial claim by the line against the Chinese nationalist government Thomas Ends Not Guilty Plea Will Be Sentenced on Dec 9 Washington J Parnell Thomas RN Wednesday withdrew his plea of not guilty to charge of pay roll padding and threw himself on the mercy of the court The 54yearold legislator changed his plea to one of nolo contendrere That he does not contest the gov ernments charge With this startling development Judge Alexander M Holtzoff dis missed a charge against Miss Helen Campbell former secretary to Thomas She was accused of conspiring with Thomas to de fraud the government through padding of the lawmakers office pay roll Holtzoff set Dec 9 for sentencing of Thomas Thomas faces a possible maxi mum sentence of 32 years in jail and in fines Pending the ientencing Thomas was allowed nis continued freedom under his present bond of Holtzoff said that since Miss Campbell seemed to have acted merely as an employe of Thomas Tot Killed When Struck by Truck Sioux City 5yearold girl was killed and her brother injured when they were struck by a truck Tuesday while on their way home from school The girl was Carol Ann Dur bin daughter of Mr and Mrs Ben Durbin who live on highway 23 about 4 miles north of Sioux City Her brother Boyd 7 was stunned and bruised The accident hap pened on the highway not far from the Durbin home Highway Patrolmen George Addispn and Clayton Coberly said the pickup truck was driven by M M Kier of Hawarden who told officers the children darted onto the road in front of his truck HEAR TAX CASE Fort Dodte was being heard Wednesday in federal court in an income tax refund case brought by Mrs Elizabeth Murray of Bancroft Mrs Murray execu tive of the estate of her husband W A Murray wants refunded taxes assessed on the income of 7 farms which Murray deeded to their children in 1941 and 1942 BAME 525 k tUf traffic death o Si bturi he would dismiss against her the charges John R Fitzpatrick lawyer for Miss Campbell had contended at the outset of the trial on Monday that every act of Miss Campbell was under compulsion from Thomas due to their employeem ployer relationship Fitzpatrick told the court then that it was true that Miss Camp bell had arranged for a niece Myra Midkiff and her maid Ar nette Minor to go on Thomas pay roll The government contended that neither ever did any real work that their salary checks were deposited to Miss Camp bells account in a bank here and that Miss Campbell in turn transferred funds to Thomas bank account at Allendale N J Thomas change of plea came when the government was ready to put Miss Midkiff and Miss Mi nor on the stand More Room in Remodeled White House Washington and Mrs Truman are going to have room for extra guests when they move back into a safe and mod ern White House in late 1951 Theyll have space too to store all those things that people dont like to throw away They will find it expanded into a 77room mansion with a 2story basement when the repair job about to get underway is finally completed The present 150year old struc ture to be completely renovated inside has 69 rooms and no base ment Engineers disclosed Wednesday that 8 additional rooms will be built on the possibly for use by guests Wire Tapping Questioned in Trial New York Judge Sylvester J Ryan Wednesday or dered all FBI agents who inves tigated the CoplonGubitchev spy conspiracy case to appear Mon day at a hearing to determine whether illegal wiretapping was used The order also told the govern ment to show cause on Monday why all evidence obtained through wiretapping should not be suppressed and why any in dictment obtained by these meth ods against exgovernment girl Judith Coplon should not be dis missed The orders were obtained by Attorney Archibald Palmer in a continuing fight to keep Miss Cop Ion from going on trial with her accused coconspirator Soviet Engineer Valentin A Gubitchev The petite 28yearold Miss Coplon and Gubitchev a sus pended employe of the United Na tions are scheduled to go on trial before Judge Ryan Dec 27 A 4count indictment charges them with conspiracy to steal secret government documents for mittal to Russia Miss Copion formerly em ployed in the justice department stood trial alone in Washington last summer and was convicted on a spy charge She was sen tenced to 40 months to 10 years in prison but is free on bail pend ing appeal Palmer contended in his new move to halt a 2nd trial for her that wiretapping violates the 4th and 5th amendments of the United States constitution and has been held illegal by the supreme court Communists Moving Into Chungking Hong Kong Communist orces moved in on Chungking Wednesday and reliable reports from Taipeh Formosa Generalis simo Chiang Kaisheks head quarters said the city fell at noon Chiang arrived in Chengtu new nationalist capital shortly before noon He had been leading the de fense of Chungking and trying to get Acting President Li Tsung Jen to return to China from this British colony A dispatch from Chungking to a Chinese newspaper here said 20 000 red troops crossed the Yangtze at 1 a m Tuesday local time and entered the outskirts of the 3rd na tionalist capital brought under communist guns this year A 2nd red force occupied Kiangpehsien 3 miles west of Chungking across the confluence of the Yangtze and Kailing rivers Nationalist navy headquarters said planes and warships had been pounding red troop and shipping concentrations south of Shanghai for 3 days The airsea attack is an effort to forestall an expected invasion of the Chusan islands off Hangchovv The planes the navy said attacked by day and destroy ers swept the communist areas at night Larson Cracks Down on Illegal Use of Wires Des Moines Gen eral Robert L Larson said Wednesday he has obtained a list of more than 30 wire services com ing into Iowa and will prosecute in case any are used for gambling I have put an investigator on the job to see whether any of these wires are being used illegal ly he said If so the proper le gal steps will be taken If anybody is using these serv ices illegally he had better quit quickly I will make use of the conspiracy statutes if necessary State law permits evidence ob tained from wire tapping to be used in the courts Larson said he had obtained the list from the Western Union Tele graph company He emphasized that the company does not know what these wire services are used for Larson said however that some of the wires are used by news services in the legal trans mission of news Nebraskas attorney general Larson said already has cracked down on illegal use of wire serv ices He got his information be fore I did I just got mine a cou ple of days ago New Zealand Voters Oust Labor Party Auckland N Z labor government which brought ad vanced social legislation to New Zealand in the past 14 years was turned out of office Wednesday The government of Prime Min ister Peter Fraseiwent down to defeat at the hands of the opposi tion nationalist party which said the people were tired of govern ment control and would eliminate them where possible Tiic new prime minister will be Sidney George Holland 56year old former businessman who has been opposition leader in the Wel lington parliament since the labor government took office in 1935 Final standing of the parties in a parliament of 80 members showed the nationalists will have 46 seats to labors 34 Labor had a majority of 4 in the previous parliament The result was surprising to many It may have some bearing on forthcoming elections in Aus tralia and Britain which also have labor governments Australian elections are scheduled for Dec 10 and the British election is expected to be held next spring Newton Youth Gets 30 Days Fine of Des Moines B Bicknell 18 of Newton who was charged with 29 traffic violations as the result of an 85milean hour crosstown police chase here was given the following sentences Wednesday by Municipal Judge Ralph Moore Thirty days in the Polk county jail with the sentence to begin Thursday Six months parole on an addi tional jail term of 180 days with certain provisions A fine License Suspended Drivers license suspended for one year He must pay all damages caused to 2 police cars and injuries to 2 officers He mustnt ride in or drive any kind of vehicle except a train for 90 days The sentence was imposed by Judge Moore after Bicknell pleaded guilty to 8 of the 29 charges The other 21 charges were dismissed Des Moines police said Bicknell drove at speeds up to 90 miles an hour through stop signs and red lights when he outdistanced them last Saturday night Courtroom Packed Judge Moores courtroom was packed Wednesday when Bicknell made his plea Many of the spec tators were teenage youths Bicknells mother Mrs Scott Bicknell cried aloud as her son stood to receive his sentence The judge said that if Bicknell wishes to come to Des Moines during the 90 days for any social event or business that he must ride the train or come horse Novel Bear Hunt LAnse Mich UR Edward Homier was telling about his novel bear hunt Wednesday He was walking along a ridge when his foot suddenly sank into something soft Hearing a growl he shot and then dug out a 250 pound bear He had accidentally caved in the roof of the animals den on a Seek Crackdown on Hot Rod Drivers Washington UR The Ameri can Automobile association lias called for a crackdown on hot rod drivers saying they are leav ing a trail of death injury and destruction across the country Association President Lou E Holland said Tuesday that it is up to the police and the courts to take the initiative in a campaign against young irresponsible driv ers who are all too often guilty of driving while drinking The death rate among drivers in the 1524 age bracket he said reached 7100 in 1948 an increase of 86 per cent over 1928 He said that many insurance companies either refuse insurance to young drivers or else require them to pay higher rates Massages Heart to Start It Beating Rockford HI physician preparing surgical treatment of a chest ailment to a woman patient Tuesday massaged her heart for 5 minutes after it stopped St Anthony hospital officials said that after 5 minutes of hand massage by the doctor the pa tients heart was restored to al most normal beating The physi cian did not remove the patients heart The patient was Mrs Stella Parker 55 a Negro whose condi tion was reported by hospital at tendants as serioim The physician declined to the use of his name RUNAWAY CONVICT ARRESTED Phillip Hill 31 Iowa convict was arrested Tuesday night after an 8hour search Jackson County Sheriff Lorin Felderman made the arrest on a Maquoketa street Hill said when this pic ture was taken The only time I ever get my picture tak en is when you guys pick me up AP Wirsphoto MISS LEE STUART Cab Stolen Claim Golf Courses Are Horticultural Des Moines golfers may take offense but the opera tors of 2 golf courses in the Des Moines area say their courses are used for horticultural purposes But its not the duffers divots they are talking about lis the state agricultural land tax credit act they have in mind The operators of the Woodside and Hyperion clubs have asked County Auditor Harold E Ander son for tax refunds under the state land tax credit act This act was recently upheld by the U S supreme court after 4 years of litigation It provides a state fund to be used for payment of general school fund taxes above 15 mills on tracts of 10 acres or more which in good faith are used for agricultural or horticul tural purposes iThat includes us say the opera tors of the 2 courses Clarence Yarn owner of the Woodside course told Anderson he had been invited to join a horticul ture society because flowers trees bushes and other plants are grown and cultivated on the course The county auditor said he had asked County Attorney Ed S Thayer to seek a ruling from the attorney general Allison Man Dies of Shotgun Blast Charles Young 37 of Allison died in a hospital here late Tuesday frpm injuries suffered when the contents of a 12gauge shotgun entered his ab domen in the basement of his home Coroner Frank F McKean said the wound was selfinflicted Tuesday morning He was taken to the hospital where 5 blood transfusions and blood plasma were administered Physicians expressed surprise that he lived long enough to reach the hospital Young a war veteran is sur vived by the widow and 2 daugh ters He was manager of the Harms Motor Co at Allison and a former resident of Washington Iowa where he was employed by tlie Iowa Southern Utilities Co Fugitive Is Captured After Ride in Taxi Maquoketa 31yearold Iowa convict was back in custody Wednesday after a 65mile ride in a taxicab commandeered from a woman driver Sheriff Lorin C Felderman saiS the convict Phillip Hill was cap tured on the outskirts of Ma quoketa Tuesday night about 8 hours after he escaped from the University hospitals at Iowa City Hill who had been brought to the Iowa City hospital for treat ment for his nose escaped shortly before noon Tuesday About 3 hours later he commandeered a cab driven by Miss Lee Stuart 22 She was not harmed and reported the theft of her cab In Prison Garb Felderman said Hill was picked up on foot shortly after he had been seen running out of a garage on the outskirts of Maquoketa He was still wearing his prison clothes and was unarmed Feld erman said The abandoned cab owned by the De Luxe Cab Co of Iowa City was found about a block from the county jail the sheriff said HilJ serving a term for rape at the state penitentiary at Fort Mad ison had been brought to Iowa City 2 times previously this year for nose treatments hospital au thorities said 3HourDrive At Iowa City Miss Stuart told authorities she had spent 3 hours driving Mill about the countryside after he had engaged the cab She said he had told her he wanted to locate the home of his parents but had been away a long time and knew only the general location After she was forced from the cab Miss Stuart told police she went to a nearby farmhouse and notified police It was only the 2nd day on the job for Miss Stuart Miss Stuart the cab driver said Hill tried to kiss her and struck her when she refused him during the cab ride Midnight Strike Seen as Certain UMW Chief Meets With District Heads Wednesday New York new soft coal walkout appeared certain at mid night Wednesday John L Lewis postponed again Wednesday a meeting of his United Mine Work ers policy committee until 10 a m Thursday Lewis gave no word publicly about whether or not he will per mit a strike Truce Expires A 3week truce is scheduled to expire at midnight The unions 200man policy committee has been marking time here since Monday ready to act if Lewis gave the signal either to extend the armistice or to allow the miners again to lay down their tools in their contract dispute with the pit owners Lewis met with his district presidents Wednesday morning and then aVwed a spokesman to say that the fulld r e s s policy meeting scheduled for 3 p m GST would again be postponed The meeting was put off Mon day and Tuesday while Lewis re mained in Washington All that reporters could do was tospeculate that the mines would be shut down Thursday since the committee authorized by the un ion constitution to act on such major issues would be unable to move before the deadline No Hint Whether Lewis has sent out word by his own methods through district presidents could only be guessed about He gave no hint of what behindthescenes move he was involved in But new hard coal wage talks were scheduled in the meantime Ralph E Taggart chairman of the anthracite operators wage agree ment committee announced that he and Lewis have agreed to re convene the talks here Dec 6 They last met in Philadelphia on July 7 Mine owners were reported standing solidly against any con tract concessions and there was no indication of government in tervention Winston Churchill Has 75th Birthday London Church ill celebrated his 75th birthday Wednesday and dedicated his re maining years to driving the so cialist government out of power and restoring private enterprise to Britain Friends of Britains wartime prime minister and greatest living citizen said that far from thinking of retirement as he would be en titled to at his age Churchill is busy planning the conservative campaign against the labor party for the general elections next year Even if the conservatives are defeated then Churchill plans to remain active so that the prin ciples for which he is fighting may continue to survive they said PAINTING CONTEST SET Sioux City competi tion limited to legal residents of the states 2nd statewide oil painting competition will be held here April 2729 Cosponsors are the Sioux City art center and the Sioux City branch of the Ameri can Association of University Wo men Rugged Hunter Roanoke Va Holt said Wednesday that if you cant finish off a deer with your gun use a club and a knife When Holt wounded a 200 pound 8point buck in the fore leg he couldnt chase it with his gun under the Bent Mountain hunting club rules So he went for it barehanded When the deer turned and charged Holt picked up a stick and stunned it then wrestled it to the ground and killed it with a knife stab in the heart Two prongs of the deers ant lers snapped off in the wild threshing Holt said Gillette Planning Trip to Venezuela Washington Gil lette is planning a va cation trip to Venezuela and it wont cost the government any thing The senator said Wednesday night that he will make the trip along with Mrs Gillette and their son Mark He said that he is paying the Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear Wednesday night Increasing cloudiness and a little cooler Thursday Low Wednesday night 30 High Thursday 40 Wednesday night be coming partly cloudy Thurs day Continued mild Low Wed nesday night 3238 Minnesota Mostly cloudy Wed nesday night with light snow north and central portions by morning Snow east and scat tered snow flurries west Thurs day Colder extreme east Wed nesday night and in south and central portions Thursday High Thursday 30 north and 38 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 49 Minimum 28 At 8 a m 30 YEAR AGO Maximum 40 Minimum 19   

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