Tuesday, December 20, 1949

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 20, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL HOME EDITION mm Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 20 1949 This Paper Consists of Two One No tl AP Wirephoto PRIEST GETS SOVIET VISA John Brassard a Roman Catholic priest looks at the soviet visa on his passport as he andMichael Francis Doyle of Philadel phia Catholic lay leader leave the Russian embassy in Washington Monday Father Brassard a teacher at As sumption college in Worcester Mass is going to Moscow to serve the American colony GOP Drives for Unity Halts Campaign Against Spongier Des Moines republicans moved Tuesday to cement party harmony for the 1950 campaigns by stopping at least temporarily the dispute over National Committee man Harrison E Spangler State GOP Chairman Whitney Gillilland ordered at a cen tral committee meeting Monday that minutes of a meeting last August be disregarded The minutes contained a reso lution calling on Spangler to quit as national committeeman The meeting at Clear not having been considered a full committee meeting it is ordered that the minutes thereof be dis regarded Gillilland ruled He referred to a central committee meeting at Clear Lake on Gov ernors day last August Vote Was 6 to 1 At that meeting the commit teevoted 6 to 1 to ask Spangler 70yearold pedar Rapids attor ney and former national GOP chairman to step down from the national committee post he has held since 1932 Three commit tee members present did not vote A committee quorum is 9 Republican spokesmen said there was no vote on Gillillands ruling Monday Neither were any objections voiced they said Spanglerwas invited to attend Mondays meeting but said a pre vious personal engagement pre vented his being there At Cedar Rapids he said he had no com ment on the committee action Most of the committee members are friends of mine But I have kept away from that thing alto gether1 Gillilland those voting for the antiSpangler himself was among resolution meeting at the Clear Lake No Objection Boycl Hayes Charles City and S R Torgeson Lake Mills who made and seconded the Clear Lake motion were present at Mondays meeting but apparently made no objection to the harmony discussed or for the 1950 move The committee ganizational plans election campaign on the county level and decided to ask county and district committees to get the ablest and best qualified candi dates to run for county offices Committee Treasurer Ed Mor jrisey reported the party will have a few pennies at the end of the year He said Iowa has raised only 18 per cent of its quota to the national committee DIES OF INJURIES Cedar Rapids Hazel Fugate 53 Cedar Rapids injured in an automobile accident Sun day died in a Cedar Rapids hos pital Monday The accident hap pened on Highway 30 east of Tama when the automobile in which she was riding plunged over a 50foot embankment Romulo Urges Temporary Atom Control Lake Success N Y Gen Carlos P Romulo presiden the United Nations genera assembly urged the atomic ex perts of the Big 5 powers and Canada Tuesday to agree on an interim prohibition or contro of nuclear weapons before seek ing a permanent world contro plan Romulo made his suggestion through Gen A G L ton of Canada when the atomic ex perts resumed their secret session after a layoff of more than a month while general assemblj was debating the possibility o controlling the atom The technical improvement o atomic weapons and the stock piling of fissionable materials and bombs may soon have proceede so far that any plan of effective control will have become practic ally impossible of execution even if the interested parties were eventually to reach a point o agreement on its desirability Romulo said in a letter to Me Naughton I suggest therefore that th first priority should be given in your discussions to the possibilitj of reaching some agreement o interim prohibition or control Woman Dies of Heart Attack After Son Husband Are Injured Marshalltown Walte Sonkens Gladbrook died of heart attack shortly before 11 p m Monday after her husband 54 and a son Vern 23 were injure about noon Monday when thei truck was struck by a freigh train at the east edge of Mar shall town Early Tuesday the elder Son kens was reported in critical con dition with a crushed chest ska fracture and possible neck frac ture Verns condition was re ported as serious although h rested comfortably Monday nigh CRUSHED BY CAR Oxford Junction ick Laetare 45 Oxford Junction was killed Monday when his car rolled over him as he lay beneath it to make repairs fU traffic in put U Plan Move of U S Offices in Wartime Experts Assume Attack on America Would Be Certain Washington o p secret plans provide for moving some f the governments most impor ant departments and personnel nland in case of wartime attacks Washington How much would de pend on the severity of the at acks The national security resources oard is constantly working over jlans to deal with such a situa ion No single plan is likely to be adopted and set aside for pos sible future use Instead the soard intends to keep revising a number of alternative propos als The program is known offi cially as security of the nations apital It is based on the as umption that the United States would be attacked probably by air if it became involved in an other World xvar Military planners point to both he long range of heavy bombers and to the recent announcement hat the United States no longer has exclusive possession of the atomic bomb Board staff members are quick o add too that the atomic bomb s not their only worry Block austers and incendiary bombs as used in World war II could cause heavy damage in American cities One of first steps to be taken in event of war would be to disperse several governmental departments which do not need to operate in Washington This was done to a imited extent during World war II because additional space was needed in Washington for war agencies After that an air attack on Washington could result in 2 things One would be that the most important units might move underground in existing build ings much the same as the Brit ish government stayed in London during the German blitz One Pinball Machine Is Condemned DCS Moines of the Peace George Bidwell Tuesday condemned a oneball pinball ma chine owned by W H Farrell Des Moines in the first hearing on the 76 machines seized by authorities in raids in Des Moines and Polk county last month Bidwell ordered the machine condemned following a day and a half of arguments in the oncede layed hearing He postponed the hearing once because his justice of the peace court was too small Monday he moved the hearing to the Polk county courthouse here The hearing continued Tuesday after defense attorneys lost a move Monday to prevent appearance ol Farrell in court Bidwell ordered Farrell to appear and submit to questioning by state attorneys The defense contended that Bid wells order shifted the burden of proof from the state to the defense However District Judge Tom K Murrow overruled the defense petition asking for a dismissal of Bidwells order The remaining cases were con tinued to Jan 9 REVIOUSLY REPORTED GlobeGazette Composing Room Employes iharon tane and Myrna Ann lelplns Hand Society of Evan gelical Church Mescrvey ittle Cattle Feeders 411 Club Meservey 4th and 5th Grades Itock Falls Consolidated School Jrowning Society United Packinghouse Workers Local Union No 38 iddie Bonn armors Happy Hustlers Club Deckers Cnsiue Dept and Bud Ik Creek Rachel Circle Ken sett rom Elmer and Neva Kum Double Club Fertile Raleigh Levlnson Irs Frank Kinhart K E and II ayne Plumbing Si Healing Jeet Sugar Refinery Employes lajit No 3 Employes Mason City IJrick Tile Co Gray Scott Circle Kings Daughters M E C j R c riendly Neighbor Club Han lontown Northwestern Distributer Co Honroc Junior High P T A Maria Mitchell Club President Flies Back to Capital Washington Tru man returned Tuesday from a 3 week Florida vacation looking fil and rested for the weeks of hare work ahead of him His plane the Independence landed at National airport abou1 a m CST after a 3 hour 46minute flight from Key West EGG PRODUCTION UP Des Moines egg pro duction during November this year was 2nd only to the alltime record November total of 1948 Iowa hatcheries had an output of 590000 chicks this November compared with 750000 for the same month a year ago the crop and livestock reporting service said 3300 100 500 125 500 1000 30 100 1521 200 300 300 3000 1000 3131 5 00 CO 500 rOO 1500 600 500 THE DAYS TOTAL 5 18S2G TOTAT TO DATE SUM STfLL NEEDED S 60303 4 Days Left to Push Cheer Fund Over Top ANTED Thats the amount needed in the next days to pu sh the 1949 Christ mas Cheer Fund up to the mark Thats the amount needec for a sure rea lization of the campaigns guiding slogan NO EMPTY STOCKINGS IN MASON CITY THIS CHRISTMAS MORN ING Four substantial group one from the GlobeGazettes staf of printers one from the casing department crew at Deckers one from employes at the beet sugar refinery and one from the em ployes at the No 3 plant of the Brick and Tile Co accountec for about half of the total listed above Word reaches us that like gifts are being assembled in a large number of other plants and stores Therein lies the best hope that come Saturday afternoon 2 the fund will be well over the top But theres still a need for ac tion by individual donors Either bring your donation to the Globe Gazette business office or mail it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Farm Surplus May Cost US Billion Seeding to Avoid Truck License War Des Moines state of ficials will go to Minneapolis Wednesday to try to avoid a truck license war with Minnesota Attorney General Robert L Larson 1 of the 3 said Tuesday it is one of the toughest prob lems we have faced It involves reciprocity for Iowa truckers trav eling in Minnesota and vice versa Accompanying Larson will be State Safety Commissioner Alfred W Kahl and Commerce Commis sion Counsel Ernest Porter They will confer Thursday with the Minnesota attorney general and representatives of that states highway and truck license offi cials New Law A Minnesota law which becomes effective Jan 1 provides that Min nesota will not waive that states truck licenses for outofstate truckers if the truckers home states do not waive their licenses for Minnesota truckers Primarily concerned is the Iowa truck compensation tax It is a tax levied by the commission in addition to the mo tor vehicle tax It is paid by those truckers operating on fixed routes and fixed schedules Iowa cannot waive that tax be cause the law specifically says it cant It can however waive the license fee Avoid Fight It will be an effort on our be half to avoid a truck license war with Minnesota Larson com mented He added The attorney general there has classified our compensation tax as a license fee Minnesota doesnt have a compensation tax There has been reciprocity on the license fee but not the compensa tion tax The new Minnesota law says in effect that if Iowa doesnt waive the compensation tax for Minnesota truckers Minnesota wont waive the license fee for Iowa truckers Rita Doesnt Expect Baby Until February Lausanne Switzerland Rita Hayworth looked a reporter straight in the eye Tuesday and said I dont expect to have a baby until February and why everybody seems to think its go ing to happen earlier beats me Miss Hayworth who was mar ried last May 27 has maintained all along that the birth would come in February contrary to re ports for the last 2 weeks that her confinement was imminent The princess said she was anx ious to get back to Hollywood and resumeher movie career that she was reading a script and that regardless of any current re ports her health was excellent Miners Go on 2Day Week for Holidays Pittsburgh presi dents of the United Mine Workers said Tuesday the nations 480000 coal miners had received orders to work only 2 days on each of the next 2 weeks John Busarello president of UMW district 5 and James Mark district 2 head said the miners would work on Tuesday and Wed nesdays only because of the Christmas and New Year holidays The countrys miners currently are working 3 days a week on the orders of UMW President John L Lewis They have been working Mondays Tuesdays and Wednes days Mark said he had signed 7 cen tral Pennsylvania coal operators to contracts in the past few days He declined to name them or give details of the pacts He said none of them were members of the Central Pennsylvania Coal Pro ducers association Burgman Sentenced as Traitor to U S Washington John Burgman former American em bassy clerk in Berlin was sen tenced Tuesday to 6 to 20 years in prison as a traitor Burgman 53 was convicted No vember 15 of treason for his war time broadcasts over the nazi ra dio He is a native of Hokah Minn Federal district Judge Alexan der Holtzoff sentenced Burgman and ordered him sent to the federal penitentiary at Lewisburg Pa AP Wirephoto MAYOR AND MRS ODWYER LEAVE liam ODwyer and his bride leave the church after their wedding ceremony in Stuart Fla Tuesday morning and receive the congratulations of townspeople Mayor ODwyer Weds Sloan Simpson in Florida Church Stuart Fla William ODwyer of New York tanned and happy was married Tuesday to radiant Eliza beth Sloan Simpson in a simple ceremony at St Josephs Catholic church A rainbow arched in the sky as the couple entered the flowerbedecked wooden church for the rites Rain clouds hovered near the town The Rev Timothy J Geary formed the ceremony which he described as very simple and very beautiful The ceremony lasted 8 minutes Both ODwyer and his bride were deeply moved and exchanged vows in voices hardly above a whisper ODwyers voice could not be Bug Expert Names Insect All American Team Birmingham Ala The grasshopper is the outstanding player on the 1949 nastiest all American team of destructive in sects This rating was given Tuesday F C Bishopp of the U S department of agricultures bu reau of entomology and plant quarantine here to attend an in sectcontrol meeting sponsored by the National Cotton Council He also listed the other top 10 members of a bug 11 that damaged the nations crops in much the same way that Notre Dame and the professional Philadelphia Eagles gave the business to their foes Bishopp offered the list in re sponse to the query of a reporter who figured that virtually every one except insects had gotten into the act of the outstanding this andthat for 1949 Heres the lineup of the years nastiest bugs from the standpoint of economic damage although theyre not all necessarily in the exact order of importance because Bishopp didnt have his form book handy 1 The grasshopper In a host of varieties he hopped brokenfield through range areas and rich in Wy oming and Montana The govern ment had to launch a C47 air plane laden with bait to slow him down 2 The cotton boll weevil Long a dangerous performer in deep Dixie and farwestern competi tion he ventured in destructive strength to more northerly areas of the cotton bolt this year 3 An agricultural worm that is a true known variously as the corn ear worm the cotton boll worm and the to mato fruit worm depending on where he strikes 4 The European corn borer Hes become a terror of the na tions main corn belt Strictly big 10 caliber 5 The cattle grub Opens up holes in cows hides ruining them for the market 6 The Mexican bean beetle A tramp player who somehow came east and hit hard in the ivy league and the southern confer ence 7 The bark beetles They do more damage to pine and spruce than flames do 8 The horn fly of cattle This competitor takes on sheep and goats as well as cattle 9 Poultry lice They account for millions in lost egg produc tion stunted growth of fowl 10 The lygus bugs of cotton alfalfa and other crops 11 The confused flower beetle Theyre hot when attack ing stored products such as wheat corn and cereals heard in the first row as he an swered after Father Geary I William ODwyer take thee Eliz abeth Sloan Simpson for better or worse richer or poorer in sick ness and in health until death do us part Firmer Voice Miss Simpson repeated the same words in a slightly firmer voice She stood erect and looked at the priest as he blessed the ring first in Latin then in English Best man David Martin general manager of the New York Ath letic club handed the ring to ODwyer Miss Simpson turned and the ring was placed on her finger She smiled dazzlingly They whispered to each other some thing no one could hear No kiss was exchanged inside the church Nod to Friends The couple turned linked arms and walked slowly down the aisle nodding to friends They emerged from the church to face a bom bardment of photographers flash bulbs A crowd of about 400 persons outside the church pressed close around the couple The newly weds entered a car drove through the center of town to muncipal docks and boarded the yacht Alma II for an 8day honeymoon cruise Film Actor Tied Up by Burglars New York Wilcox motion picture actor was found bound and gagged Tuesday in the apartment of Actress Diana Bar rymore Police said he was tied up by 2 men who ransacked the apartment Police said Wilcox told them he was alone in the apartment when 2 men appeared at the door at a m and said they wanted to leave flowers for Miss Barry more who is confined to Roose velt hospital from the effects of a fall Wilcox said he told the men the daughter of the late John Barry more was in the hospital bu the men insisted on leaving the flow ers Taken from the apartment the police said were a mink coat a silver fox scarf a suitcase and about in silver Cold Wave Is Seen for Iowa Now Invested in Supports Wheat Farmers Have Been Placed Under Acreage Allotments Washington UR Farm sur pluses froiriMhe 2 biggest crop years in and threatened Tuesday to drain more than from the fed eral treasury The government had 000 invested in farm price sup ports in the most recent tabula tion Department officials said on the basis of Mondays final summary of 1949 production that the total is certain to climb well above the mark during the next 6 months as farmers put more of their crops under the price sup port umbrella It may even approach 000000 one official said The government hopes to hold down price support outlays on the 1950 harvest It gets its first clue Wheat Forecast Washington agricul ture department predicted Tues day a 1950 winter wheat crop of 884658000 bushels This is 17010000 bushels less than this years winter wheat crop of 901668000 bushels The estimate compares also with the 1948 winter wheat crop of 1 007863000 bushels and a 10 year 193847 average of 726 553000 Tuesday to the effectiveness of its production control program in ac complishing that goal Wheat farmers have been put under acreage allotments This is a mild form of production control aimed at curbing possible sur pluses next year Under the pro gram wheat farmers are asked to cut back plantings by an av erage of 14 per cent Acreage allotments will be an nounced soon for corn and rice and possibly for soybeans and dry beans DCS Moines cold wave with temperatures in the northwest dipping to 5 below was forecast by the weather bureau Strong northerly winds snow rain and sleet were included in the forecast Snow was predicted for the west and north portions Rain changing to snow and sleet was the outlook Tuesday for the southeast Wednesdays forecast said it would be partly cloudy and cooler in the west and snowy and colder in the east Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cold wave with tem peratures falling to near zero by morning Snow Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy and colder with high 10 above Iowa Snow west and rain east portion Tuesday night Wed nesday snow west and north and rain changing to snow southeast portion Windy and turning much colder Low Tuesday night 1520 northwest to 3545 southeast Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 4 to 8 degrees below normal through Sunday Normal highs 27 north 34 south Normal lows 10 north 16 south Below normal west turning colder east Wednesday Colder Thursday Rising trend Friday Colder again over the weekend Precipitation will av erage i inch in light snow Wed nesday and snow again by the weekend Minnesota Cold wave Tuesday night with temperatures reach ing near 10 below zero north and zero to 5 below south by Wednesday morning Cold wave and clearing Tuesday night pre ceded by light snow east and south portions Wednesday fair and cold High Wednesday near 5 above IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 38 Minimum 35 At 8 a m Tuesday 35 Precipitation 03 YEAR AGO Maximum 28 Minimum 15 Grand Jury Gets Case of Maragon Washington grand jury Tuesday began looking into the case of John Maragon onetime frequenter of the white house who is accused by senators of ly ing to them under oath For the grand jury the question is whether there should be an in dictment for perjury That is a crime carrying a possible penalty of 2 to 10 years in jail on each count Maragon is the former Kan sas City bootblack who had a friend in Presidential Military Aide Harry Vaughan He has been accused of lying when he denied to senate 5 per center investi gators that he never got any money for handling business deals with government agencies The first witness before the grand jury was Gilbert Halasz a shorthand reporter who recorded some of the hearings at which Maragon made his denial Waiting to appear as witness were Harold Ross president of Allied Molasses Company Inc of Perth Amboy N J Milton Pol land Milwaukee Life Insurance agent and William P Rogers and Carmine S Bellino counsel and accountant for the senate investi gators OFF TO WASHINGTON Grand Rapids Mich ator Arthur Vandenbcrg R left his home here Tues day in an air force plane pre sumably headed for Washington