Friday, December 23, 1949

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER 0 F OR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS LVI AMoclated Press United Press Full Lease Wires HOME EDITION MASON CITY STORES Open Friday Dec 23 UnKI9P M Five Cents a Copyl 11 Are Killed in Bomber Crash B50 Goes Down in River Marsh Near Savannah Ga A flaming air force B50 bomber crashed m a dreary river marsh Thursday night killing all SCattedng fnd Chatham air it down on the bank of a branch i of themuddy Savannah river The V crash was only 7 miles above the city but it was so inaccessible it took rescue parties hours to reach It by boat The first persons to reach the scene were forced back by flam mg gasoline floating on the water The flames were visible for Washington The govern 4ufl u ment warned American ship cap I he crash was only a few miles tains Friday that they may lose irom the spot where a chartered their licenses if thev take their airliner crashed Jan 7 1948 killships into Shanghai waters mg 18 and injuring 18 Puerto Ricans on a flight from Newark N J to their home Licenses for Shanghai Trip t fcw me UJ LiJ The air force waited until dawn sen lines Flying Arrow IT IUJL blJ U ClYVil to send a large crash boat with a score or more men armed with shovels and ropes to try to re move the bodies They had to transfer to small flatbottomed swamp boats to get to the wreck age Identifies Plane Col Frederic E Glantzberg commanding officer at Chatham Field identified the plane as a B50 Rescue teams said the wreckage lay buried deep in the spongey marsh mud and that such military accessories as parachute packs lay about The plane took off at p m on a routine training flight for El Paso Texas The B50 has of 141 feet is 99 feet long and weighs 125000 pounds The air force describes it as a more pow erful version of theB29 super fortress which was used to bomb Japan No Names In accordance with military policy the list of personnel will not be released until the identifi cation is complete and next of kin notified This might take several days military men said r The Operations office atChath am Field said 6 of the 11 men aboard the B50 were believed to be officers 1 J A Lyles tender of one of the Highway 17 bridges across the Svannah river said the plane passed directly over his riverside house as it headed into the marsh He said he thought from the sound that it would land or the house ROGERS HORNSBYS SON IS KILLED IN AIR CRASH Denison Texas Rogers Hornsby 29 son of Rogers Horns by tf baseball fame was among 11 airmen killed when a B50 bomb The most recent warnings was from American officials at Pusan Korea on Dec 20 A general warning was issued by the United States on Dec 17 to all shipping companies and shio masters This said the port Shanghai and its approaches con stitute a zone of danger which is extremely hazardous to shipping because of the Chinese nationalist efforts to close the port er crashed near Thursday night Savannah Ga The victims mother Mrs J R Hayden of Denison was notified FrMay by the air force Young Hornsby was a veteran of 50 bombing missions during the war He was born and reared in Denison Hungary Says American Held for Espionage Budapest Hungary government announced Friday that an American citizen arrested 8 days ago by Hungarian police was suspected of espionage A brief formal statement by the foreign office was the first offi cial word of the seizure of Israel Jacobson head of the American joint distribution committee office in Hungary The Rochester N Y executive of the Jewish welfare agency van ished on Dec 15 when he crossed the border from Austria into Hun gary The state department announced that this warning has twice been given to the skipper of the Isbrant Hike Wage Hour Low Requirement Washington The wage hour administration Friday boost ed the salary figures which white collar workers must earn before they can be exempted from the wagehour law Administrator William R Mc Comb said the revised regulations for minimum wage and overtime exemption of such workers will become effective Jan 25 1 That is the sameTday amend ments to the fair labor creasing the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an into effect The law applies to employers whose business is in interstate commerce Besides the minimum wage it requires payment of time and a half rates to workers cov ered by the law for hours worked in excess of 40 a week Under the law the wagehour administrator is required to issue the regulations governing exemp tions for executive administrative arM professional type workers Fridays revised regulations raise the salary needed for ex emption as an executive from to a week or a They raise the salary needed for exemption as an administrative or professional worker from a month to a month or a MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 23 1949 U S Population Now Above 150 Million Washington The United States population has crossed the 150000000 mark The census bureau Friday esti mated the population growing at a 200000amonth clip reached 150183000 on Nov 1 This was a 2132000 increase in the first 10 months of 1949 and a gain of 18514000 since the last full census on April 1 1940 Wonts Both Gillilland SpanglerOut Dewitt Attorney Says He Represents 500 to 1000 Republicans Des Moines Only a few daysafter the harmony meeting of the republican state central committee a new call for resigna tions and criticisms of party lead ers erupted Friday Marvin C Levsen a Dewitt at torney Friday asked for the res ignation of both GOP national committeeman Harrison Spangler Cedar Rapids and State Chairman Whitney Gillilland In a letter to Gillilland and re leased for publication Levsen said he represented 500 to 1000 per sons in the 2nd congressional dis trict who normally vote the re publican ticket Meanwhile Richard F Mason former assistant secretary of state criticized the leaders of 2 Iowa Young Republican groups who said their groups had changed their minds on action requesting the resignation of Spangler Commenting on statements by Robert Osmundson Iowa City and Ed McNeil Montezuma who head up the Iowa Young Republi cans and Iowa Republican Veter ans League respectively Mason said Since when do those 2 fellows speak for the official action taken by their organizations The record of those 2 organizations in asking for the resignation of Mr Spang ler still stands and thats what tKose groups want The Young Republican leaders said they were dropping the issue in a move toward party harmony This followed the central commit tee meeting this week at which the committees request for Spang lers resignation at a session last summer was ordered disre garded In his letter to Gilliliand Lev sen said the voters he represented are alarmed at the inactivity of Mr Spangler and yourself in con nection with laying of proper liai son service between the republi can party and the farm and labor groups Tliis Paper Consists of Two No POLICE GET Seymour Ind UR Police pinched themselves Friday to make sure it wasnt a dream when Mary Pearcy of Greensburg Ind paying a fine for overtime park ing presented the department with a tip Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Snow ending Friday evening Turning cold again Friday night with low near 5 Sunny and cold Satur daywith high near 12 Iowa Light snow ending early Friday night Clearing Satur day continued cold Low Friday night 5 to 10 below northwest to zero to 5 above southeast Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Continued cold Friday night and Saturday Rising tempera tures Sunday and Monday Turning colder again Tuesday and Wednesday Snow likely again about Monday or Tues day Temperatures will average 5 degrees below normalNormal high 32 normal low 14 Precipi tation will be light with mois ture content near onetenth inch Minnesota Fair north and cloudy south portion Friday Light snow extreme southeast portion Friday evening Saturday fair and continued cold Low Fri day night 20 to 30 below north 6 to 14 below south High Sat urday 2 to 8 north near zero south IN MAS6N CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum 15 Minimum 3 At 8 a m 4 Snow Trace Truman Sends Pope Message on Christmas Washington Tru man told Pope Pius XII in a Christmas message that the United States gladly rededicates its ef forts to the creation of a peaceful and advancing world order The pontiff said in reply We invoke the light assistance and blessing of the Christ child upon your excellencys person and work as well as upon all your fel low citizens who courageously strive to find and follow the road leading to a peaceful future for mankind The white house Friday made public the exchange of messages Mr Trumans dated Dec 17 was delivered to the pope by My ron C Taylor Ux S representative at Vatican City Mr Truman noted a steady achievement of friendly mutual ly helpful relations among most of the worlds peoples today living indeed as good neighbors YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Violence Is Ending in Coal Fields Pittsburgh violence in district coal fields died down Friday with most truckers aban doning efforts to ship coal during the nowork period of the United Mine Workers 3day week State police reported they had received no reports of recurrence of the disorders of Thursday when loads of coal trucks were dumped along highways and the truck windshields smashed One mine operator said he was making no effort to truck coal because of the violence and that other operators were doing the same The truckers apparently gave up a proposal to form convoys of trucks to run the picket blockade Police feared the move might lead to a pitched battle Tension was tightening too be tween union and nonunion min ers bordering West Virginia coal fields where F A Howe super intendent of an independent strip ping operation at Wellshurgh was waylaid and beaten near his mine Thursday State police were looking for 5 Washington county Pa men re ported to have slugged Howe The mine which employs 125 men shut down until authorities guarantee its miners protection A group of the nonunion miners asked Circuit Court Judge J P OBrien for an injunction to halt interference by union miners A hearing was set for later Friday The American population is 24 growing at the estimated rate of 0 I 10000 a day PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Mason City liigh School Home Rooms Hoosevett Junior High School Home Rooms Monroe Junior High School Home Rooms S previously reported Mason City Kiwanls Club Gildnera in Mason City GlobeGazette Press Room and Mailers Empjoyes of ilenkel Construction Company Mr Sirs II C Comstock Friendly Birthday Club ISftS N1 Monroe ve Woodmen Circle Beryl Grov No 135 Button Club Fronv Rathman Kay The Rev Roy Olson F W Woolworth Co Owen Twp Homemakers Club Unnamed Friend The Book Club Allan Bruce Gauley Sheffield Mason City Business Profes sional Womens Club Jefferson School Gth Grade The Breescs Catholic Daughters of America Littler Plant No 1 Mason City Brick Tile Me Alone Pritchurd Motor Co Employes Mary Jeanne Northwood Circle No 1 Norlhwood United Cement Live and Gypsum Workers Local Union 106 Dixie Lee Koenen M e s er v e y A Friend Veleda Study Club Loyal Queens 4U Club Clear Lake Western Bohemian Fraternal Assn Local No 243 S R Chevrolet Co Inc Oregon Friend Jon Wilt Osajre Lynn Kaufman 4891 3051 12500 1300 2308 200 200 200 300 200 100 100 100 1500 500 100 500 200 2500 245 500 250 100 1250 100 1000 100 280 1000 50 500 200 300 300 2500 5000 100 300 THE DAYS TOTAL S 85710 TOTAL TO DATE OVER THE TOP 84312 Cheer Fund Over the Top MILLION THANKS T O YOU Thats from the Globe Gazette which conducted the annual Christ mas Cheer Fund soli citation Thats from Miss Doris Bruce and her associates a t Family Service Inc administra tor of the fund And thats from the scores of persons especially children in the homes of Mason City to be made happy this Christmastide by your generosity It comes from the heart Fridays addition to the fund was the largest ever re corded in a single day in the 25 year history of the Christmas Cheer Fund It pushed the total to within less than of the total which may well be passed before 2 oclock Saturday afternoon when the campaign comes formally to a close For this marvelous showing theres a special gratitude to the students in Mason Citys schools who have contributed almost a quarter of the amount now on hand Kiwanis too came through with another most generous contribu tion and there were a number of sizable gifts from business firms and individuals The kind people of our com munity have supplied Miss Bruce and her associates with the means for bringing joy into all needy homes You can help them still further by clearing through Fam ily Service Inc Tel 146 if youre planning to give baskets on your own This goes for both or ganizations and individuals In this way duplications of gifts will be avoided And it will be another way of guaranteeing that no needy homes are missed The Cheer Fund will be open for gifts anytime up to 2 oclock Saturday afternoon Either bring them to the GlobeGazette office or mail them to Christmas Cheer Fund Care GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa Beardsley Extends Seasons Greetings Des Moines William S Beardsley Friday extended wishes for a joyous Christmas sea son and Happy New Year to all lowans In an official statement the governor said as another year draws to a close I should like to offer you the hope of a good life a better future and all the bless ings that God has in store for those who try to live according to his rule Frigid Air Mass Pushes Eastward Temperature Plunges to 21 Below Zero in North Central U S Chicago cold air mass leaped the Appalachians and pushed east and south across the Atlantic seaboard Friday chased by a new blast from the Arctic that promised much of the mid west a cold white Christmas The frontrunning wave of cold air was pushing seaward a warm air blanket which gave the eastern third of the nation unseasonably mild weather while the remainder of the country suffered in ice snow and cold New cold wave warnings issued for western Nebraska and South Dakota Friday threatened to pro long the wintry spell in the mid west and prevent the ice glaze that sheeted many communities from melting before Christmas Record High At Cleveland Ohio where ther mometers registered a record De cember 22 high of 63 the mercury nosedived to 27 degrees early Fri day New York City which also re corded a record day was due to have temperatures in the low 40s Friday afternoon However the U S weather bu reau at Chicago said the cold front was moderating as it shoved to ward New England and Florida and temperature drops were ex pected to be less marked as the front moved east and south Temperatures plunged to 21 de grees below zero early Friday at Pembina N Dak and Interna tional Falls Minn Zero or JBelow Readings were zero or below in parts of the Dakotas Montana Minnesota Wisconsin Michigan Iowa and northern Illinois Early morning readings included 14 be low at LaCrosse and Lone Rock Wis 3 below at Mason City Iowa 2 below at Minneapolis Minn zero at Aberdeen S Dak arid Rockford 111 and 4 above at Chi cago Iowas coldest reading Thurs day night was 21 degrees below zero at Decorah Other belowzero in the state included 10below at aterlooT 5 Below at Charles City and Cedar Rapids 4 below at Maquoketa 3 below at Lamoni 2 below at Spencer and Des Moines and minus 1 at Iowa City Du buque and Ames In Missouri and Illinois tele phone and telegraphic service slowly was being restored to com munities isolated by widespread ice storms Plunging temperatures froze heavy rainfall into a slip pery dangerous glaze In parts of the Mississippi valley the ice was inches thick The glaze extended northeast ward across Illinois and Indiana into southern Wisconsin and southern Michigan AEC Plans to Examine U S Security Washington UR The atomic energy commission made plans Friday to examine the nations atomic security setup Commission General Manager Carroll L Wilson said the AEC is setting up a special advisory panel headed by Vice President John S Bugas of the Ford Motor company to survey the commis sions security division which is responsible for safeguarding A bomb materials plants and secret information Wilson said the panel also will suggest possible candidates to suc ceed Vice Adm John Gingrich as security director Gingrich re signed last May as director of se curity to return to duty with the navy The study is expected to last about 2 months Bugas former head of the De troit FBI office now directs Fords industrial relations Other panel members include J Arthur Mul lin president of Glenvale Prod ucts Detroit and Doctor John T Tate chairman of the physics de partment at the University of Min nesota Wilson said 1 or 2 more mem bers may be appointed before the panel begins to operate Seek Mans Body in iowa River Iowa City with grappling hooks dragged icy waters of the Iowa river here Friday for the body of an uniden tified man who plunged on to the river ice from a bridge broke through and disappeared Assistant Police Chief Joseph Dolezal said the police depart ment received a call shortly after 9 a m Friday about a man being on the Iowa avenue bridge ap parently trying to make up his mind whether he should jump or not Dolezal said officers hurried immediately to the scene but the man already had jumped Pope Asks Front Against Atheism APWirephoto PATH OF RUNAWAY TRUCK was the scene looking up 2nd street in Cherokee Frida after the brakes of a semitrailer truck failed 01 the steep hill and went out of plunged through the street crowded with noontime traffic killed 2 persons 2 and finally came to rest leaving behind a trail of destruction Five persons were injured and 20 cars damaged Note car driven through the window of a store Claims Liquor Commission Now in Apple Pie Order Des Moines a state audit sharply criti cized past operations of the Iowa liquor commission a com mission member said Friday everything is in apple pie order now now Arthur A Coburn empha sized 3 points 1 The audit covered the fiscal year ended June 30 1948 before he became amember of the com mission He joined the commission last July 1 on appointment by Gov William S Beardsley 2 The operations of the ware house and distribution divisions and of the secretarys office which were criticized now are headed by new personnel 3 The system of on wholesale prices of wine another source of criticism has been changed on a tentative basis pend ing further study on a permanent agreement The report by the state auditors office said a commission formula for figuring the retail price of wine made it possible for favored brands to undersell competitors by 5 to 10 cents a bottle Other criticisms made by the report included Lack of control in operation of commission automobiles waste ful practices in the trucking of liquor unnecessary spending in the buying of equipment and coal purchase of 188000 more liquor permit books than was necessary purchase of a chair for a de partment head disposing of un needed equipment at ridiculously low prices Bradley Named as Carnegie Trustee Washington UR Election of Gen Omar N Bradley as a trustee of the Carnegie Institution of Washington was announced Fri day Elected with the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff were Dr Caryl P Haskins New York re search scientist and head of the Haskins Laboratories and Barklie Henry of Princeton N J Henry is a trustee of the Cooper union and a director of the Milbank Me morial fund The Carnegie Institution headed by Dr Vannevnr Bush is a private scientific research organization Qtfestion Mark Harvard Mass High school students attending a sum mer farm institute here named a new calf Emperor Jones Then in teenage fashion they shortened it to Per Jones When another calf arrived they named it Per Haps 27 Freight Cars Derailed Near Castalia Postville Twentyseven cars of a Milwaukee meat train were derailed about 4am Friday 2 miles east of Castalia No one was reported injured in the acci dent but some livestock was killed District Superintendent R C Dodds of Mason City said 15 of the derailed cars were partly tipped over There were 60 cars in the Chi cago bound train The cars de railed were directly behind the lo comotive which did not leave the tracks It was reported that a broken rail probably caused the accident in the southeast corner of Winne shiek county Traffic was rerouted through New Hampton and Dubuque while repair crews worked to clear the track Truman Home for Christmas Kansas City President Truman flew in Friday for a white Christmas at the family home in nearby Independence Mo His personal plane the Inde pendence arrived rt p m EST 4 hours and 5 minutes after taking off in the rain from Wash ington D C Kansas City wore the traditional Christmas inches of snow that sparkled in the sun At Fair fax airport to meet the president were Mrs Truman who arrived several days ago his brother J Vivian Truman and his sister Mary Jane Truman Daughter Margaret accompanied the president INJURIES FATAL Cedar Rapids E Van Kirk 70 died Friday of in juries suffered Dec 11 when he was struck by a car on a Cedar Rapids street Police said the car was jlriven by a 17yearold Ce dar Kapids youth Municipallyowned stores pro vide most of the local liquor rev enue in Minnesota Gives Annual Message on Christmas Invites Christians to Unite Under Catholic Banner Vatican City Pius XII appealed Friday to all who believe in Jesus Christ to unite under the Roman Catholic church in a solid front against militant advances of atheism The popes address his annual Christmas message was addressed to the whole world on the eve of the 1950 holy year There seemed little doubt that the ad dress was an invitation to all those professing Protestant faiths to join the church of Rome This coming holy year the pon tiff said must be decisive espe cially for the longedfor religious renewal of the modern world Oh that this holy year could welcome also to the great return to the one true church awaited over the centuries of so many who though believing in Jesus Christ are for various reasons separated from her the pope said Unspeakable Groanings With unspeakable groanings the spirit who is in the hearts of good people today cries out im ploringly the same of our Lord That they may be one He said men are anxious about the effrontery with which the united front of militant atheism advances and the old question is now voiced aloud Why are there still The pope expressed a hope for unity within the church and said The holy door our arms and our heart beopened for all May this jubileemark the re turn of all humanity to God he declared Plea for Justice The pope made a strong plea for social justice asking both so cial systems of capitalism and he did not mention them by return to Christianity and legitimate lib erties and rights He criticized the negation of fundamental rights and the enslavement of men to totalitarian states The pope expressed the hope that the 1950 holy year will be a year of peace and not of war a year of justice and not ofnational egoism He encouraged workers to defend their just aspirations but said the possession of material wealth without faith in God is of little use Gets Freedom After Serving as Guinea Pig Ossming N Y gates ot faing Sing prison swing outward Friday for a man who once was sentenced to death but lived to risk his life for a little girl doomed by leukemia Italianborn Louis Boys dra matic veintovein exchange of blood last summer did not save the child But it helped gain free dom for the 50yearold convicted murderer after 18 years behind the walls In a traditional Christmastime gesture Gov Thomas E Dewey Thursday commuted Boys life sentence to time already served Boy former machinist in New York City will be on parole for the Test of his life He was expected to go to his mothers home in New York City His son and daughter both in their early 20s plan to visit him there Their mother has remar Boy was the first person who ever knowingly took into his veins the taint of leukemia a cancerous blood disease was freed because of his exceptional contributions in several experiments Dewey said These included wartime experi ments involving atabrine used later by the armed forces in treat ment of malaria and influenza vaccine SAME BUtk fUf trmrrit 4MtiJi U