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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 8, 1949, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT VOL LVl United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy WELCOME FOR CHINAS ACTING PRESIDENTID0 acting president of Nationalist China and Madame L are welcomed by Dr Wellington Koo Chinese ambassador to the United States after their amval at LaGuardia field in New York on a chartered Francisco Dr Li in the U S for a medi THl NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N E G H B 0 R S THURSDAY DECEMBER 8 E HOME EDITION Anthracite Operators Again Ask for Normal Work Week This Paper Consists of Two One was warded to John L Lewis president of the union in Wash ington But Lewis rejected a sim ilar appeal Wednesday Negotiators for the union and the operators held a 2hour ses before adjourning that ht f to return to light against the communist forces of aggression an his Temperature Dips to 3 Above Mason Cityans shivered as the temperature dropped to 3 degrees above zero early Thursday morn ing a new low for the season The mercury plunged to 3 de grees below zero at Elkader Spencer had a zero reading and many other Iowa points had early morning readings only a few de grees above zero The weatherman says the clear and cold weather will continue Thursday The mercury is not ex pected to get out of the 20s in most sections Cloudy and warmer is the fore cast for Friday Rain is predicted for extreme southeast points while other parts of the state can look for snow Other low temperatures in Iowa Thursday morning included 6 at Atlantic 7 at Des Moines 9 at Iowa City Ottumwa and Lamoni and 11 at Burlington Bodies of 9 Recovered From Wreckage of Plane ground party radioed Thursday a a cent Warren of Benicia said The ground crew said the plane had not burned but the wreckage was spread over a wide area The California Arrow Airways plane crashed Wednesday night in hilly country shortly after a take off from the Oakland airport The scene was placed at 6 miles from here and about 2 to 4 miles from Benicia The sheriffs branch office here said it was unable to confirm the number of dead but that there were no survivors Marshalltown Voters Reject Airport Plan Marshalltown town residents turned down a bond issue for construc tion of a proposed municipal air port in a special election Wednes day Proponents of the new airport project lost out in a vote of 2589 to 1901 A bond issue was needed to match government funds for construction of the field Voters twice before had defeated the project in special elections Emmetsburg Man to Sheriff Post Des Moines UR Hamilton county Sheriff E R Lear Webster City Thursday began a term as president of the Iowa County Sheriffs association He and other new officers were elected Wednesday at closing ses sions of the associations annual convention Other sheriffs named to offices are Homer P Todd Mt Ayr first vicepresident Lorln Felderman Maquoketa 2nd vice president Richard Miller Emmetsburg 3rd vice president and Everett Or man Ottumwa 4th vice president William Davis Jefferson City secretarytreasurer and Harry Jordan Atlantic chairman of the board of directors CHRISTMAS g 3 Children Perish as Home Burns Des Moines Negro children were burned to death at about a m Thursday in a fire that gutted their temporary home in west Des Moines The children were Larry 3 Joan 21 months and BlancheMa ne 8 months son and daughters of Mr and Mrs James Jackson West Des Moines Police Chief Martin Laughlin said the fire of undetermined origin broke out in tne oneroom home while the chil dren were alone He said Mrs store3011 had lo a nearbv When Mrs Jackson returned she discovered the home in flames She rushed to the home of a neigh the West Des Moines fire depart ment Mrs Griffin said she and Mrs Jackson then hurried back to the Jackson home but were unable to enter it because of the roaring fire The father was at work at the Ralph E Taggart head of the op erators delegation said the con discussed many things including terms of a new contract the competitive situation in the fuels industry and the present 3day work week Meanwhile Lewis was signing up a few small soft coal operators to contracts calling for a 95cent aday pay hike for miners Lewis announced in Washington at additional companies will sign what he referred to as the basic bituminous coal wage agreement He indicated that he was too busy negotiating contracts with individual companies to re turn to New York to join in ne l gotiations with hard coal produc ers who employ 78000 miners Unidentified companies in Ken tucky Indiana Ohio and Illinois producing a total of more than 5000000 tons of coal a year ac cepted the contract terms Wednes day Lewis said With the operators signed Tuesday that placed the total at some 7340800 tons yearly production under the new contract China Issue to Little Assembly Flushing N Y Ufi The United Nations general assembly decided Thursday to send nation alist Chinas charges against Rus sia and the Chinese communists to the little assembly for con tinuous study and examination until next year The assembly decided by a vote of 32 to 5 with 17 abstentions to keep the nationalist case alive before its interim little assembly which meets be tween the annual sessions of the full plenary j It also adopted by a vote of 45 to 5 with no abstentions he Americandesigned resolution enunciating a hands off policy toward China This resolution sponsored by the United States Australia Mexico Pakistan and he Philippines confined itself to indorsing the right of the Chinese people to choose their own gov ernment and urging all countries o respect existing treaties relat ing to China Cracking his parliamentary whip to drive the delegates to ward final adjournment by Fri day or Saturday Assembly Pres ident Carlos P Romulo immedi ately forced a vote on the ques ion of Arab refugees from the Palestine war By a vote of 47 to 0 with 6 No 51 Kept Secrets From Wall ace on Atom PREVIOUSLY REPORTED S 20500 Mason City Typographical tjn ion No From a Britt Friend East Slate Street Club Kalph G Challis Daughtcrs of Penelope Elk Creek Rebecca Circle ken sett Elk Creek EllzabeYh Church Circle Kensctt ourthouse Employes Bristol Sunshine Circle joiee As You Like It Club Thornton Myrna L Kelly Waverly VI as on City M D Beta Sigma Phi Gamma Sigma Chapter Womens Auxiliary Central La bor Union Javid Brownstone Suusan Brownstone 1000 100 500 500 1000 500 SOO 500 1000 100 100 2500 1000 200 750 750 125 00 33000 00 THE DAYS TOTAL S TOTAL TO DATE s SUM YET NEEDED IlB70 Daily Cheer Fund Gifts Above abstentions the assembly ap proved the establishment of a 18month WPAtype work relief program for an esti mated 652000 refugees from the Holy Land conflict time Out than 70 pei cent of the lighting in the average American city is inadequate ac cording to the Street and Traffic bafety Lighting bureau Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and warmer Thursday night and Friday with low Thursday night about 10 tome light snow Friday High Friday about 30 Slowly increasing cloudiness Thursday night Warmer west portion Cloudy and warmer with snow northwest and rain or snow southeast portion Fri day Low Thursday night 1520 west 510 east Minnesota Partly cloudy and con tinued cold Thursday night Fri day continued cloudy and warmer Light snow beginning extreme southwest Thursday night state UVMA night zero northeast to overspreading most of Friday Low Thursday 20 southwest High Friday northeast 25 southwest IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 23 3 3 21 10 Canada Sent Reds Uranium Ottawa Minister C D Howe said Thursday that a shipment of Canadian uranium oxide and uranium nitrate went Russia in May 1943 In a statement to the house of commons Howe said the shipment was valued at and made through normal commercial chan nels by Eldorado Gold Mines Ltd a private firm which sold its uraniumproducing property to the Canadian government in 1944 He said it was treated as a transaction Few people knew then that tests leading to the atom bomb were under way and it was considered wise not to call attention to the project by re fusing orders for metals he added The policy in 1942 was to give all possible aid to warring Russia Howe said He said the Russians asked in the normal way for 500 pounds of black uranium oxide and 500 pounds of uranium nitrate to be used m the prosecution of the war The oxide was to be used in pro duction of armaments the nitrate tor medical purposes More Iowa Bonus Bonds to Be Sold Des Moines Treas ilref Grimes said Thursday that the 3rd block of Iowa World war II veterans bonus bonds will be sold at auction Jan 5 in the enate chamber at the statehouse here The 3rd set of bonds like 2 pre vious issues will total voters approved bond issues to lelp finance an bonus to Iowa veterans many of whom already have received checks Bonds to be sold Jan 5 will be 15year bonds dated Dec 2 1948 maturing in 5 equal annual nstallmenta of each Maturity dates will be Dec 1 of he years 1959 to 1963 OR THE THIRD DAY in a row contributions to the GlobeGa zettes Christ mas Cheer Fund have held to an average in ex that wouldnt quite enable us to roll up the cess of While needed this are only 14 giving days remaining before is a most encourag ing start If we can enter next week with on hand the auguries for sending the fund over the top for the 25th consecutive time will be rosy indeed Miss Doris Bruce and her asso ciates in the Family Service Inc administrators of the fund are al ready hard at work thanks to those who have made a point of giving early As has been the case in previous years some of the most substan tial early contributions have been from organizations and individuals not in Mason City Theyre enor mously appreciated If youre planning to give why not do it RIGHT NOW Either bring your contribution to the GlobeGazette office or mai it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Communists Begin New Czech Purge Prague has begun a new purge of its ranks and official sources said it has reached the top man in the minis try of foreign trade The purge is being staged to in that no class enemy holds a membershiD card according to the party press The official source said Evzen Loebel deputy minister of foreign trade has been purged from his job and apparently has vanished with his family The official said Loebel has not been at his office since Nov 18 and that nothing is known of the whereabouts of him us wife or his family Mrs Loebel is an Austrian who earlier this year was reported to have been turned back from the border when she tried to go to Austria The government has refused to lomment on reports of Loebels disappearance He had been gen erally regraded as the real boss of his ministry A new man Dr Fiantisek Jonas now is installed as his successor BERRY HEARING SLATED Des Moines in he appeal of Jack Berry 31 of Iowa Falls from his conviction and life sentence on a murder charge are scheduled io be heard next week by the Iowa supreme court He was sentenced last March for the slaying of his broth ermIaw Ernie Knott Nationalist Government to Formosa Chengtu China Chi nese nationalists decided Thursday to transfer the seat of government to Taipeh Formosa The decision was reached at an emergency session of Premier Yen HsiShans cabinet F o r m o s a is Generalissimo Chiang KaiSheks stronghold which has been armed and equipped for a last ditch stand against victorious Chinese com munists The emergency cabinet session also decided to make Sichang in Sikang province west of Chengtu general headquarters for opera tions on the mainland The cabinet accepted the resig nation of Gen Chang Chun from the post of director of southwest China headquarters Gen Ku Chu Tung was given this job in addi tion to his present duties as chief of staff Soys Liberty Threatened by Catholics Buck Hill Falls Pa American liberty is threatened by the Roman Catholic church as well as by communism says Methodist Bishop G Bromley Ox nam The Roman Catholic church does not believe in religious lib erty as we understand it the bishop told the annual meeting of the board of missions and church extension of the Methodist church Wednesday night The communist party he added does not believe in civil liberty as we understand it I regret to record these mat ers the bishop said ohwever Protestants must understand anc face them to meet a crisis now worldwide in which freedom it self is at stake When the Roman Catholi church or the communist partj seeks to deny us either religiou or civil liberty our freedom is in volved he declared and it i lot a part of tolerance to submi o such denials until at last ou freedom passes Bishop Oxnam Methodist head of the New York area and vice president of the churchs board of missions said communistic ex pansion must be met by human beings prepared to suffer and die for their convictions This errible threat to religious liberty also must be met operation with freen men every where who seek to resist the forced imposition of an idealogy1 he said INFORMAL CHATAfter testifying before unAmerican activities committee on reported leaks of atom bomb materials to Russia during World war II Lt Gen Leslie R Groves left chats with left to Committee Counsel Frank Tavenner Rep John E Ran w to the hearinS and Rep Francis Walter acting chairman of the committee Gen Groves was wartime head of the Manhattan project supersecret organization which developed the atomic bomb Number Exhausting Jobless Benefit Rights Is Rising Washington AP A rapid rise in the number of Defendant Wears Irons Des Moincs K Sellars Jr 26 of Oskaloosa Iowa wearing leg irons when he was brought into district court where he pleaded innocent Wed ne sd ay charge to an embezzlement Sheriff Howard C Reppert said the leg irons were put on him be cause deputies had intercepted a letter from Sellars to his wife asking her help in an escape plan Sellars previously had been taken to a hospital for treatment of diabetes Reppert said the let ter asked his wife to leave clothes for him in a hospital washroom and meet him in Denver Colo Sellars will have to be taken pariodically to the hospital for insulin shots but the sheriff said he will be shackled whenever he leaves the jail Sellars was indicted on the em bezzlement charge after Betty Gebhart of Kansas City said he took from her hotel room here She said she had come to DCS Moines to marry Sellars Sel lars denited he proposed to Miss Gebhart He told authorities he had a wife and 4 children Former Bus Queen Fined for Failure to Help Assessor Charles M H Kep ler of Northwood fined Helen M Brewer former bus queen and costs in district court Thurs day when she pleaded guilty to re fusing to assist Clifford Carter as sistant county assessor in prepar ing a list of her property for as sessment purposes Complaint against her was made Feb 21 workers exhausting jobless benefit rights is causing grow ingconcern among government officials Latest figures compiled by the labor departments bu reau employment show about 500000 workers ran out of their rights to further unemployment compensation pay ments during the JulySeptember quarterly period These are workers who still didnt have jobs after running through all the unemployment in surance payments they were en titled to The number of weeks of benefits varies from state to state These exhaustions came at a time of high employment and give an idea of the problem that would arise in a time of serious unem ployment Employment Gaining Employment has been gaining lately and unemployment has been decreasing so some of the people out of work in the July September period may now have found jobs However unemploy ment in November was estimated by the census bureau to be 3409 000 as compared with 1831000 in November 1948 The November 1949 employment figure was 59 R1 O n n 518000 The exhaustion figures have ter risen rapidly this year In 1948 they ran between 200000 and 250 000 each quarter for the nation This year they jumped to 369000 JanuaryMarch quarter 423000 for AprilJune and now to 500000 for the most recent quar That 500000 figure is more than double the 216000 exhaustions of the JulySeptember quarter a year ago The big question is this what lappens to workers once they run through all their jobless insurance benefits The bureau of employ ment security has asked state em ployment offices to try to find out Buying Tower Cut One thing is fairly certain how ever To the extent these workers were receiving unemployment aid purchasing power is cut when their payments come to an end Officials believe a great many such workers go on direct relief A substantial number go to live vith relatives or friends The real solution for such idle vorkers of course would be to ind a job and go to work But ince state employment agencies vere trying to find them jobs all he time they were receiving job ess benefits their chances of find ing jobs once the benefits cease are not too bright California and Massachusetts are the 2 states showing the heavi est increase in numbers of ex haustions in JulySeptember com pared with the same period a year ago For the JulySeptember quar terly period this year the number of lowans who had exhausted their benefits was 2612 For the same period in 1948 the figure was J282 AMA Starts Compulsory Dues Plan Washington American Medical association Thursday voted compulsory dues for its members The fund from the dues will finance the AMAs campaign against socialized medicine as well as provide financing for other AMA activities Dr George Lull general man ager of the AMA told reporters the assessment would probably apply to about 85 per cent of the organizations total membership On that basis it would provide annual funds of about Lull said retired physicians and honorary and associate members of AMAs state medical societies prooably would be exempt Ex emptions will be determined by the state societies themselves Officials said the AMA had never before had compulsory dues although its constitution permits Groves Asks Investigation Be Pushed Genera Says Vice President Saw Only One of 5 Reports Washington Gen Les lie R Groves chief of the war time Abomb project said Thurs day he deliberately withheld sev eral secret reports on atomic de velopment from former Vice President Henry A Wallace dur ing the war He made the statement in an interview when asked to clarify his testimony before the house unAmerican activities commit tee concerning Russian attempts to spy out U S atomic secrets in 1943 and 1944 Groves also called on congress to delve deeper into charges by George Racey Jordan onetime army air force major that top U S officials helped Russia obtain secret materials and documents irx this country during the war Wants Inquiry Saying his testimony should not be construed as discrediting all story he that I think it would be crim inal negligence if Jordans charges were not explored to the utmost Groves had testified that Wal lace who bolted the democratic party last year to run for presi dent as the leftwing progressive Solon Has Facts Bourke B Hickenlooper who Touched off the congressional in vestigation of the atomic energy commission last summer Thurs day claimed he knows the iden tity of government officials who authorized wartime atomic ship ments to Russia He said he could not divulge the names because they were given in secret to the joint con gressional atomic energy com mittee of which he is a mem ber Hickenlooper declined to say whether former Vice President Henry A Wallace or the late Harry L Hopkins presidential aide were linked to such ship ments partys candidate only saw one of about 5 secret atomic reports which were distributed among a limited group of the highest rank ing officials He did not elabor ate Interviewed later at the Army Navy club Groves was asked why I etler were not shown to Wallace Throughout my conduct of the them ce Dies in Hospital After Accident Davenport ff L a w r e n c Boecklen 26 of Davenport who suffered a fractured skull when thrown from his automobile which was involved ina collision with another car Tuesday died in a hospital here Thursday morning Chief of Police Les Jurgens said manslaughter charges may be filed against Herman D Erbst 25 a Buffalo Iowa roofer driver of the 2nd vehicle Witnesses said the accident oc curred when Erbsts car failed to halt for a stop sign at an intersec tion Erbst following the accident told police he had seen the stop lnd his brakes failed to hold He scheduled to apear in police court Dec 13 on a charge of reckless driving LUC Manhattan project my decisions were based on what I thought Jef Jthe best interests of the EnLted states the general said I decided I wasnt going to show any more reports to Mr Wallace Asked if that meant he decided it would be against the best in terests of the country for Wallace to see the documents Groves re plied Positive Stand I dont see how anything could be more positive than what I said Pressed for a more detailed ex planation he added Our objective in the Manhat tan project was to save American lives by shortening the war Many security hazards were deliberately taken to accomplish this goal but no unnecessary recognizable haz ards were ever taken Groves told the committee Wed nesday that Wallace put no pres sure on him that he knew of in the atomic project He made the same answer as to pressure from other mgn officials including Harry Hopkins white house confidante and lendlease administrator who also was linked to the uranium shipments by Jordan Groves said in his later inter view that the first report he made nn the project was not shown to Wallace because the vice presi dent was out of town The 2nd re port was sent to Wallace after Groves made a futile attempt to get it to Mr Roosevelt before his meeting with Prime Minister Win ston Churchill in Quebec From that time on I did not show Mr Wallace any of the re ports Groves said SAME Black meani in 34 Iioun HEADS CHAMBER Des Moilnes Wintield W Scott is the new president of the Des Momes Chamber of Com merce He is vice president of Valley Bank and Trust Co BaU night WerC counted Wednesday   

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