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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 1, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 1 1949 AP Wircphoto pp building had been leveled Story on page 2 discovered the Pact Nations Adopt Plan for Defense Paris 12 Atlantic pact nations reached unanimous agree ment Thursday night on a plan to defend themselves against any possible aggression by Russia A 5hour session resulted in an agreement that top military plan ners of the western world hailed as the path to international peace and security Immediately after the session U S Defense Secretary Louis John son left by air for Washington to take the plan to President Tru man Approval by the president will release a billion dollars worth of military aid for Europe Soy Train Crew Shootjs Game From Boxcars Onslow is the story of a freight train whose crew mem bers allegedly have been shooting game from atop its Conservation Officer Louis E Lemke said the train had even been running late because the crewmen stopped it while they got off to pick apparently even to kill Lemke said hes been promised there will be no more such hunt ing He said the shooting occurred on the North Western railroads AnarnosaClinton branch line Lemke said he stood in front of the freight here on Nov 10 and flagged it to a stop so he could investigate farmers complaints that crewmen had been shooting pheasants from it Farmers had told Lemke he said that there was outofseason firing at pheasants irom the train pheasant season opened Nov 11 and that the crewmen kept the freight halted while they picked the birds Lemke with 2 companions kept tab on the freight Nov 10 He said it was an hour late reaching On slow and that it took the train 2 hours to move 2 miles beyond On slow because the train stopped twice while crewmen fired shot guns from it Lemke said he watched with bi noculars from a nearby farm van tage point when the crewmen stopped the 2nd time He added that 4 of the 5 crewmen got out of the train with their guns and appeared to be dressing game of some kind in the weeds along the track I crept up closer and when I got 20 or 30 yards away they saw me and dashed back onto the train with their guns and game Lemke said They started the 6car train moving and I flagged it down Then I looked through the en gine cab and the rest of the open train They had 9 rabbits and 3 quail which they said they had been shooting from the train as it moved along and that was the reason It had taken 2 hours to go 2 miles ABSENTMINDED HUBBY Hillsdale Mich sheriff Estel Pifer accustomed to locking jail doors behind him ar rived home Wednesday night and found his wife in the basement where he had locked her in with the family wash 10 hours before SAME Iteff means no riffle deaths IB put it Soy Russian Troops Might Leave Germany Next Year state department bulletin said may make a German peace treaty and withdraw its occupation troops from Germany some time lie A L j Cell The treaty would be made with Russias new satellite Democratic Repub 1 Navy Getting Fair Deal Matthews St Paul Minn of the Navy Francis P Matthews says he is sure the navy is getting a fair deal in the economy cut backs in military spending He made the statement Wednes day night in a speech before the 46th annual meeting of the navy league of the United States which traditionally advocates the largest navy possible Matthews praised Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson and Dep uty Secretary Stephen T Early for their efforts to unify the army navy and air force Some high ranking navy officers have ac cused Johnson of using unification as an excuse to gang up with the army and air force to cut down naval strength Matthews said Johnson and Early know what our defense forces should compromise They know no favorite among the 3 de partments I can assure you that the navy is being equitably treat ed He also gave assurances with no reservations whatever that the navy in any future war will uphold its honorable and dis tinguished fighting traditions Corn Borer Loss Set Above 250 Million Bushels Washington agricul ture department said Thursday that preliminary estimates show that the corn borer may have spoiled more than 250000000 bu shels of corn in 6 midwestern states The report covers damages in Ohio Indiana Illinois Iowa Wis consin and Minnesota The department said that its 1949 estimates are based on actual examination ofg representative fields Iowa suffered the most losing at least 140000000 bushels worth about Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing and colder Thursday night with low about 15 Fair and warmer Friday with high about 42 Iowa Fair and a little colder Thursday night Friday gen erally fair warmer west por tion Low Thursday night 20 to 25 Minnesota Mostly fair Thurs day Colder south portion Partly cloudy and warmer Fri day Low Thursday night 5 northeast to 1520 southwest High Friday 30 northeast 45 southwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation Snow YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 44 29 29 3 3i inches 29 lic The Soviets sponsored this setup in October parallel ing the creation of the new west ern German state under Ameri canBritishFrench sponsorship The bulletin is an official pub lication of the state department This is the first time that specula tion on dramatic new moves by the Russians in their play for Ger many has gained such official rec ognition The speculation was set forth in an article by Henry B Cox a state department expert on German po litical affairs The article reviewed the establishment of the soviet supported east German state Soviet authorities have an nounced the transfer of adminis trative functions heretofore hand led by the soviet military admin istration to the newly created peo ples chamber it said The sov iet control commission now re places the soviet military admin istration Indications also point to the Soviets concluding possibly a sep arate peace treaty with their new est satellite and withdrawing sov iet occupation troops within a year Actually state department of ficials have expected a Russian move on the occupation troop is hot political issue in Ger many months There are several factors sup porting the belief of officials here that the Russians may sign a peace treaty with the redfostered gov ernment and that the treaty may provide for getting the troops out of eastern Germany Perhaps the most important of these is the recent appointment of a high Russian army leader Mar shal Constantin K Rokossovsky as defense minister in Poland With their own man in control of the Polish military and a dom inant figure in the Polish gov ernment the Russians could with draw their troops behind the Pol ish borders without materially changing their strategic position in central Europe In the winter raccoons hiber nate in family groups often in wellchosen hollow trees Asks Firmer U S Stand in Far East Senator Smith in 20Page Report on Tour of Orient Washington UR Senator H Alexander Smith R N J said Thursday that the United States should take a firmer stand now in the far east to avert a 3rd World war He hinted that occupation of Formosa to keep the strategic is land from falling into communist hands should be the first step in that direction Demanding positive support for anticommunist forces in Asia Smith vigorously opposed any step to recognize the Chinese commu nist regime because it was initi ated in Moscow Its leaders were trained in Moscow he said and it is now being directed from Moscow Smith a member of the senate ipreign relations committee out lined his views in a 20page report on his recent 6weeks tour in the far east The document was pre pared for the senate group and its house counterpart U S diplomats meantime mapped a new Pacific offensive in an effort to free 2 Americans imprisoned in communist North Willis of Brooklyn and Alfred T Meschter of Kinder hook N The communists North Korea regime has hinted that the United States must recognize its gov ernment as a condition for re leasing the men This the United States will not do This Paper Consists of Two No 45 Nations Miners to Go on 3Day Week Churchill Reports Shotgun Blast Fired Into His Home Charles E Churchill former night club operator reported to police Wednesday night that a shotgun blast shattered a window of his cabin near the Castle club while he was talking on long distance causing slight injuries Churchill said he was talking on the telephone to his wife Chicago when the shot was Chapman Now Secretary of Interior Washington Oscar L Chap Court Rules Merger of FE and UE Legal New York Merger of the United Farm Equipment Workers with the United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers got a legal green light Wednesday from the New York supreme court Justice Morris Eder ruled that a referendum in which Farm Equipment Workers voted to af filiate with the U E was author ized and was not ah act of bad faith on the part of union officers Both unions have been expelled from the CIO on grounds that they are communistic Officers of the Farm Equip m e n t Workers district 6 had sought to block the merger and asked the court to hold the refer endum illegal They claimed the unions constitution did not pro vide for such a vote Named as defendants were President Grant Oakes and Sec retarytreasurer John Shaffer of the F E and Albert J Fitzgerald president of the U E Defense attorneys argued that 84 per cent of the F E workers voted in a legal referendum to affiliate with the U E Traffic Deaths Down 3 Per Cent Chicago UR The national safety council announced Thurs day a 3 per cent reduction in the nations traffic deaths for the first 10 months of 1949 but said it may be wiped out by holiday travel This years 10month total was 25330 fatalities compared to last years 25990 for the same period But Ned H Dearborn president of the council warned that short clays bad weather and holiday celebrating in December may wipe out the improvement The council said the traffic toll this year leaned chiefly to rural and small towns man was sworn in as secretary of the interior before almost 1000 witnesses Thursday Retiring Secretary J A Krug presented him to Chief Justice Vinson who administered the oath in the interior department audi torium Following the ceremony Sena tor OMahoney DWyo chair man of the senate committee which has the duty of approving secretary or rejecting the new made a short talk Krug who has declined to dis cuss the reasons for his abrupt resignation again declined to com ment He told reporters he hopes to get on the road Thursday on a vacation of 2 or 3 months He said he will go to Sea Island Ga and then to Arizona and Cal ifornia for a long rest The swearing in ceremony was witnessed by Secretary of Agri culture Brannan who like Chap man is from Colorado other cabi net members and many senators and representatives Krug in introducing Chapman said only this would be a sad occasion if it were not for the fact that my successor is a friend of all of us Chapman moved up from undersecretary UN Adopts Wests Peace Declaration New York United Na tions assembly swamped soviet opposition Thursday and adopted a 12point western power declara tion laying down essentials for world peace The vote followed a shouted Russian denial that the Soviet Union is interfering with the af fairs of Yugoslavia One point in the assembly dec laration calls on all nations to re frain from any intervention in the affairs of other countries The United StatesBritish pro posal was adopted by a vote of 53 to 5 The negative votes were cast by the soviet bloc Yugoslavia ab stained Russias Andrei Y Vishinsky told the assembly Yugoslavias charges of soviet interference are nonsense The assembly then rejected a soviet proposal which would have condemned the United States and Britain as war plotters and called at the same time for a 5power peace pact among the United States Russia Britain France and I China fired from highways 21818 about 30 feet from the cabin His clothes were filled with broken glass and he suffered a small cut on the ear he told offi cers Police sheriff and highway pa trol were called to investigate but no clues were reported Thursday morning Churchil said he would call on the F B I if he could get no protection locally Churchill disclosed Wednesday that his house near the club had been broken into Friday night while he was away He reported no loss but said the place had been thoroughly ransacked On Nov 16 Churchill was fined in New Hampton on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon in his car without a permit He said he had applied to Sheriff B F Atherton for a gun permit but was refused Authorities said the blast may not have been intended to hit Churchill They said their inves tigation showed no one outside the cabin could have seen him at the time the shot was fired Record Price Is Payed for Champ Steer Chicago grand cham pion steer of the International Livestock Exposition was sold for price at a record high a pound The steer Judge Roy Bean a champion junior yearling Here ford was shown by the Pecos county Texas 4H club It weighed 1200 pounds for sale The purchaser was Dearborn Motors corporation of Detroit the national marketing organization for Ford tractors and Dearborn farm equipment The previous record was a pound paid last year for the champion steer owned by C E Yoder and Sons of Muscatine Iowa May Ordered to Start Jail Term Washington Judge Henry A Schweinhaut Thursday denied a plea of mercy for for mer Rep Andrew J May D Ky and ordered him to jail Saturday for his bribery conspiracy convic tion Henry and Murray Garsson munitionsmaking brothers who were convicted as coconspirators with May were ordered com mitted immediately The 3 had been sentenced to 8 to 24 months May was excused from appear ing in U S district court for the final phase of his efforts to escape jail The 74yearold congressman is at his home in Prestonsburg Ky E HOWARD HILL Hill Elected to Head Farm Bureau Again Des Moines UR The Iowa Farm Bureau Thursday reelected E Howard Hill as president as it joined the national organization in opposing the Brannan plan as dangerous to the long time in terest of agriculture Hill was elected to his 2nd 2 year term at the closing business session of the convention The convention reelected 3 di rectors and elected 1 new direc tor Reelected were Frank Baker Cory don Marvin McLain Brook lyn and Cedric Hall Hornick The new director elected was E W Schraage Allison Although it did not mention Secretary of Agriculture Charles Brannans farm income plan by name a resolution passed by dele gates to the Farm Bureaus 31st annual convention said We are unalterably opposed to the use of production payments as the primary method of supporting farm income We believe such a method would be dangerous to the long time interest of agriculture The Brannan plan calls for production payments to farmers under certain conditions to keep farm income high without causing increases in food prices paid by consumers The Farm Bureau resolution said production payments would make farmers dependent on congress for a large portion of their income would establish in the minds of the consumers a cheap food phil osophy would raise the price of food in the long run because of ad ditional government overhead and would in actuality be a con sumer subsidy charged to the ac count of agriculture Soft Coal Pits Open on Monday Lewis Ends Walkout Truman Knew of Move Wednesday Night New York L Lewis Thursday ordered the nations 400000 soft coal miners on strike since midnight back to their jobs next Monday on a 3 days a week basis The mine union chief at the same time decreed a 3 day work week for the 80000 hard coal miners who have been working 5 days a week Lewis order backed by the United Mine Workers 200mem ber policy committee came 11 hours after a 3 week strike truce ended and the soft coal diggers walked out for the 4th time this year Cheer Announcement Soft coal miners cheered the backtowork announcement Said UMW Representative Dennis Har shall at Pittsburgh The prospects of a Christmas without work werent very bright for our men Hard coal miners reacted with out enthusiasm Theyll get thin ner paychecks for the shortened work week Takes News Calmly President Truman at Key West Fla received the newscalmly He knew Wednesday night it was said that Lewis would not permit a fullfledged walkout which might force the president to in voke emergency provisions of the TaftHartley act Before the strikeend announce ment came Presidential Secretary Charles G Ross told newsmen Mr Truman would not intervene in the dispute for at least 48 hours The announcement meant that Lewis was abandoning his drive for nationwide contracts in favor of agreements with individual companies PAYS FINE Des Moines Mich ael Hengel 26 of Davenport paid a fine Wednesday in district court after pleading guilty to il legal possession of punchboards Hengel previously had said 5 punchboards were planted in his car after a Des Moines tavern operator became angry because Hengel had won on a punch board Des Moines Raid Nets 76 Machines Des Moines charges against owners or opera tors of 50 establishments may re sult from seizure of 76 pinball machines authorities said Thurs day The machines valued at an estimated were seized as an expanded vice squad of state county and city police surprised operators Wednesday in the larg est raid ever conducted in Des Moines and Polk county The raids were ordered by Atty kGen Robert Larson The raiding party dumped its collections into 14 heavy moving vans for storage at the county courthouse No arrests were made but own ers and operators of the raided pool halls taverns c a f e s and other establishments were told court appearance dates would be set The raiders seized machines at 50 places during a 12hour period R W Nebergall chief of the state bureau of investigation said officers would study the evidence and charges would be based on that study JUST try it but Robert L Holmes 22 who farms with his parents Mr and Mrs Louis Holmes 5 miles south of Mason City on highway 65 escaped with minor cuts and bruises when his car was demolished about a m Thursday The mishap happened on the highway about one mile north of the Holmes farm Holmes car slid into a south bound FairbanksMorse company truck from Des Moines weighing 20000 pounds highway patrolmen who investigated said Holmes was northbound and had just passed the semitrail er truck at right driven by Francis Howard 18 Alden and owned by George Howard of Alden a passenger Patrolmen said the 1937 Ford appar ently turned completely around and got the bulk of the impact on the right side It was towed to the junkyard Its engine may be seen where it GlobeGazette photo landed off in the ditch under the semitrailer Neither Ed Warren 24 Des Moines driver of the southbound truck nor the Howards were injured Warren drove into his right side ditch and his truck lit on its side with extensive body damage Howard drove into the ditch and his unit was damaged only slightly when it struck the Ford engine i North Iowa Roads Slushy Slippery The state highway patrol Thurs day morning released the follow ing report on North Iowa road conditions In Winneshiek county 5 inches of snow is reported Roads are slushy and slippery Four inches of snow fell in Winnebago Worth Mitchell Han cock Cerro Gordb Floyd and Chickasaw counties Highways are snowcovered slushy and slippery Plows are out