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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 3, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Associated Press United Full Leasa Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 3 1950 GlobeGazette photo Cold Snow Strike Iowa Sand Crews Are Busy on Highways Des Moines winters worst storm swept across Iowa Tuesday The state highway pa trol said blizzard conditions pre vailed in some northwest areas Freezing rain snow and sleet pelted the state Temperatures dived to below zero as a cold wave blew in from the northwest The weather bureau forecast lows of 10 below zero in the north west Tuesday night Five to 10 above readings were predicted for the southeast Highways were becoming in creasingly slippery Sanding crews were busy City reported a 3 below reading at 9 a m Tuesday Low est temperature reported in the state was 7 below at Sibley and Primghar in northwest Iowa Up to 4 inches of snow hadxfal ien by early Tuesday in some northwest areas Highways there Were icy and hazardous Winds ranging from 2025 miles hour lashed parts of the state The low in Mason City Wednes day morning was 7 degrees The bureau in its 5day fore cast said it will be cold with snow Hurries Wednesday There will be a warming trend Thursday and Friday with colder and more snow indicated for the weekend The bureau said temperatures average 2 degrees above nor mal for the 5day period Precipi tation will average near of an inch HELENA MONT GETS 48 BELOW ZERO TEMPERATURE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Montana got the deep freeze spot was nearly 48 degrees below the first working day of 1950 while the Upper Mississippi Valley had po lar bear temperatures Tuesdays weather conditions elsewhere were not so grim Near Helena 48 below was re corded At Cutbank Mont Arctic ice box weather left a 42 degrees below zero reading early in the morning With other Montana towns vying for teeth chattering honors Havre had a minus 36 Lewiston minus 21 Billings minus 19 Livingston minus 18 Forecasters added this Expect a temperature nosedive Tuesday night Only after that can temper atures there be expected to rise In Utah the snowplows took over chewing and butting their way through clogged highways despite blizzard conditions Ten inches of snow fell on Milford and 6 at Ogden Southern Idaho got into the snowshoe and ski act with from 1 to 6 inches of snowfall W M Percy federal weather man at Chicago said the cold weather was moving east He said decidedly colder temperatures could be expected in Minnesota Wisconsin Upper Michigan and Iowa Early Tuesday Iowa had a hint of things to come Road glazing It was severe enough in the eastern half for the weather bureau to is lue a special warning for that area Both House and Senate Reconvene on Tuesday round of Tuesday kickoff for the over President Trumans fair deal was mostly a formality The real session of the 81st congress will come iir UiOL culIKieBs win come Wednesday That is whenMr Truman will tell the law makers what he expects from them See 3 More Months of Inflation Washington banker in the big cities believe the Unitec States faces at least 3 more month of inflation But bankers in rural areas fee the 1949 trend of disinflation will continue because of skiddini farm prices Washington Banktrends a week ly fiscal newsletter said it had polled the nations bankers on prospects in their areas during th first part of the new year Most big city bankers predicted further inflation but rural bank ers felt that lower crop price would result in a continuation o last years readjustment from postwar inflation 6 Are Killed in Mine Explosion Vienna gas explosion in a provincial coal mine Tuesday killed at least 6 miners and in jured 10 others Mine officials said more than 100 other men in the mine when the explosion occurred escaped The cause has not yet been de termined The mine is located in Fohnsdorf Styria in the British occupation zone of Austria Bairn Near Decorah Destroyed by Fire Decorah Fire causing a loss wtimated at destroyed a large barn on the William Beard farm Monday night including all hay and other feed A short cir cuit in the haymow is believed to have been the cause A milking machine was being operated at the time All livestock in the barn was removed The Decorah fire de partment was called There was partial insurance Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Snow with consid erable blowing and drifting Tuesday night Low by Wednes day morning near 15 below zero Snow ending Wednesday but continued very cold with high near zero Iowa Snow and colder much colder east portion Tuesday night Wednesday diminishing snow flurries and colder Low Tuesday night 10 below north west to 510 above southeast Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Cold with snow flurries Wed nesday Warmer Thursday and Friday Colder with more snow indicated over the weekend Temperatures will average 2 degrees above normal Normal highs near 34 low 15 Precipi tation will average near one tenth of an inch Minnesota Partly cloudy and very cold Tuesday night and Wednes day Snow flurries southeast early Tuesday night strong northerly winds Low Tuesday night 25 to 30 below northwest to 5 to 10 below southeast High Wednesday 10 to 15 below northwest near zero southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation Snow YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 41 7 8 11 i inch 32 23 about 1 p m the president will deliver hfs state of the union address to a joint senatehouse session All major radio and television net works will carry the speech At a white house meeting which ended shortly before congress met Mr Truman gave his congression al high command an advance look at the message They also went over his economic message which he will send to the capitol Friday and his budget message due Mon day Emerging from the one hour and 5 minute conference the democratic leaders expressed en thusiasm over the presidents plans Speaker Rayburn of Texas told reporters It looks like the country is in pretty good never saw it m better shape Others who sat in on the con ference were Vice President Bark ley Senate Democratic Leader Lucas 111 and House Democratic Leader McCormack Among rank and file legislators most of the talk was about taxes the republi saying a lot too about cutting expenditures Republican House Leader Mar tin Mass announced creation of a special GOP committee to keep tab on the presidents fair deal spending Martin gave it the name of the price tag committee and said its job would be just what its name put price tags on ad ministration spending proposals which have reached a height det rimental to the welfare of the country White house officials confirmed Tuesday that Mr Truman will send a special tax message to con gress soon following up his state of the union economic and budget messages All of those will deal with his tax program in a general way The tax message will spell out the details Emphasizing the political over tones of the 1950 session was a meeting of the senate republican policy committee which agreed in ormally to work with house mem bers and the republican national committee in drafting a statement of party principles Maragon Is Indicted on 4 Charges Facing Possible Penalty of 40 Years in Prison Washington Mara gon former bootblack who late had a pass to the white house was indicted Tuesday on charges of lying to senate invest gators If convicted by a jury on th charges Maragon would be liabh to possible penalties of 40 year to 10 years on each count The date for a trial will be se later A federal grand jury accused Maragon of perjury in 1 Saying his only bank accoun m 1945 and 1946 was in the Un ion Trust company in Washington 2 Testifying that from 1945 until July 1949 he did not ne gotiate any government business and did not receive any money for negotiating government business or for any work done by him in connection with the government 3 Stating he was not employed by anyone else when he took a job with the state department on a mission to Greece 4 Saying he borrowed from his motherinlaw in 1949 The charges are all based on testimony that Maragon gave las July 28 to a senate committee The committee was looking into activ ities of men who offered for a fee that frequently was 5 per cent to Paper of Two One land government business men contracts for Maragon denied under oath in secret that he ever was paid off for arranging business deals with the government Other witnesses said they personally paid him money There was testimony also that Maragon at times represented him self as acting for Maj Gen Harry Vaughan President Trumans mil itary aide Vaughan testified at the senate committees hearings that Mara gon had never represented him 4th Democrat in Race U S Senate Des Moines 4th demo crat sought Tuesday to enter the race for the U S senate seat now held by Senator Bourke B Hick enlooper R Iowa W M Shaw Newton onetime candidate for state auditor ap peared in person at the secretary of states office to request nom ination papers as democratic can didate for the senate Ernest Seemann Waterloo and Alvin P Meyer Van Meter pre viously requested nomination papers State Rep Gene Poston Corydon announced his candidacy last month Several other democrats have been mentioned as possible candi Hastings onetime Iowa congress man and Albert Loveland under secretary of agriculture U S Asks Hungary to Close New York Cleveland Consulates Budapest Hungary UR The J S legation announced Tuesday light that Hungary has been asked o close its consulates in Cleveland and New York by Jan 15 in re aliation for the arrest of Robert Vogeler American industrialist Nathaniel P Davis American minister delivered the Hungarian oreign ministry Tuesday morning a bristling 3page note demanding hat the consulates be closed Vogeler 38 assistant vice presi Jent of the International Tele hone and Telegraph company isappeared Nov 18 between Budapest and the Austrian bor der Four days later the state se urity office announced that he nc a British colleague had been rrested for sabotage and cspion ge Ringling Circus Official Is Dead Sarasota Fla Ed ward Ringling 52 a onetime operatic star who became a top circus official died Monday night He was chairman of the board of Ringling Bros and Barnum Bailey circus He twice served as president of the big top A stroke caused his death Ringling was the son of Charles Ringling one of the 5 brothers who founded the biggest show on earth He was the last surviving child of any of the founders 15500 Illinois Coa Miners in Walkou Grand Jury in Session on Mercy Killing BULLETIN Manchester N H The ffrand jury began considering the Dr Hermann N Sander mercy killing case at p m CST Tuesday when Nurses Josephine Connor and Elizabeth Rose were called as the first witnesses Manchester N H all male county grand jury convenes Tuesday to decide whether to in dict Dr Hermann N Sander for his admitted mercy slaying of a Woman cancer patient Two petitions with the names of more than 800 friends and neighbors of the 41yearold doc tor were presented to the jury asking that first degree murder charges demanded by the state be dropped Meanwhile State Rep Ray S Sawyer a Manchester republican who said he wasnt certain that ne believes in euthanasia called for the state legislature to con sider legalizing mercy deaths The grand jury was empaneled to determine if Dr Sander must stand trial on a murder charge resulting from the Dec 4 death of Mrs Abbie C whom Sander Borroto 59 to admits giving a iatal bloodstream injection of air to end her suffering from cancer Arrested Thursday on the basis f his own notation concerning he injection Dr Sander was reed Friday in bail pend ng grand jury action If indicted officials said he might be per mitted to remain free on bail un il the case comes to trial Drawn largely from the cities of Manchester and Nashua the grand jury did not include any members from suburban Candia vhere Dr Sander lives Though andia is but 14 miles from Man chester it is situated in another county One grand juror was rom Goffstown site of the hos pital where Mrs Borroto died In Candia 605 of the towns 150 registered voters signed a tes imonial of faith in Dr Sander n 6 hours Other petitions were irculated in Deerfield and Man hester More than 200 residents if Goffstown petitioned the grand ury to ignore the charge against he doctor and drop the case Dr Sander once made his home n Austin 2 More Casualties Occur in Hunt for 3 Fugitives Little Rock Ark more casualties have oc curred in Arkansas great manhunt for fugitive convicts The search seemingly cooled Tuesday after one of the felons meekly surrendered A crippled recluse described by neighbors as eccentric was wounded fatally Monday night in an exchange of shots with members of a posse in a North Little Kock suburb A state official working with the officers was wounded This happened several after 26yearold Odus Eaton o Stilwell dishev eled and without resistance at nearbj Scott Ark He was returned to Tucker prison farm and placed in the death house for safekeeping Lee Burgess 61 alone in a small Church Records Jecome Property of Czech State Prague communist government Tuesday took over from the Roman Catholic church the right to issue birth certifi cates marriage licenses and death certificates The government also announced that all church records became the property of the state under the new law stripping the church of its power to perform legal mar riages Although churches may con tinue to perform marriage cere monies the iaw provides that a couple is not married legally without a civil ceremony It was from Tucker that Eaton and 3 companions b roke ou early Saturday killing a trusty guard as they fled and touching off one of the states greatest manhunts It was not known whether the 3 convicts still at large were to gether or had separated whether they had eluded the posses and bloodhounds or had taken refuge waiting for a chance to break through the cordon of officers who lived house was wounded fatally and Deputy State Fire Marshal Walter L McLavey about 40 was wounded in Mon day nights shooting Members of the posse said that as they approached Burgess louse someone opened fire and VIcLavey fell Officers riddled the house with bullets and Burgess was found badly wounded He died shortly after arrival at a hos pital This raised the casualty toll in the break and hunt to 2 dead and 2 wounded Town Marshal Ken neth Brantley of Lonoke Ark was wounded slightly in a brief gun battle with the fugitives Sun day night as they evaded a road block The deadguard was Bill Bohannon 36 Iowa to Return to Tab System on Auto Licenses Des Moines in 1951 Iowa will return to the tab method of auto license renewal Drivers will retain their 1950 plates and receive a 1951 tab to attach in the corner of the plate State Safety Commissioner Al fred Kahl said the move is being taken to save money He said it will save the state about Similar tabs were issued in 1948 for use on 1947 plates but the step was taken then because of the metal shortage The tab sytsem will not be used for trucks It is planned to issue trucks in 1951 steel plates for Claim Fesler Will Quit at Ohio State Los Angeles Los An eles Daily News said Tuesda hat Wes Fesler victorious Ohi State Rose Bowl coach will an lounce his resignation in Colum bus Ohio on Jan 15 The news quoted Fesler as stat ing he was quitting because of thi bad mental effect that the coach ng job has had on his family Fesler said he had no commen to make on the subject at the Dresent time He still has 2 year to go on a 5year contract tha alls for pay a season Soys Bennett Now Is Giving Away Radios Chicago UR David A Ben nett who gave the famous deep freeze units to high government officials gave the same persons very fancy radios this Christ mas a Chicago columnist said Tuesday Irv Kupcinet columnist for the Chicago SunTimes headed his column Tuesday with the item Remember all the fuss kicked up in congress when it was re vealed that David A Bennett the Chicago perfume magnate had sent deep freezers to his political pals in Washington Nobodys reported up to now that at Christmas time he dis patched very fancy radios to the same people He just likes to send gifts thats Kupcinet declined to give the source of his information but said Bennett himself was the only one who confirmed it Bennstt was on a perfumebuy ing trip to Paris France He is ex pected to arrive there Wednesday aboard the Queen Elizabeth It was Bennetts gifts of home freezers valued at to last year that set off a big congres But Most to Be Back by Monday Lewis Visiting in Springfield Will Not Make Commenl Springfield 111 esl mated 15500 United Mine ers began a wildcat strike Illinois and Indiana Tuesday most of them employed in nois were ordered by a ur official to return to work ne Monday Hugh A White president UMW district No 12 sent tell to Illinois local leaders i structing them to resume the day work week next Monday A survey showed that all bl 2000 to 3000 of the UMWs merf bers in Illinois had joined tl walkout About 300 Indiana UMl members went on strike agairi the Viking mine near Terre Haul but Whites order did not covj these miners alleged sional investigation into gifts for influence Among those listed as recipients of the Freezerswere Maj Gen Harry M Vaughan presidential aide Mrs Truman Fred M Vin son later appointed U S chief ustice Secretary of the Treasury John Snyder James K Vardaman governor of the federal reserve Doard and Presidential Secretary Matthew Connelly ODWYER INAUGURATED New York Wil iam ODwyer began his 2nd term s head of the nations largest ity Monday He was inaugurated n ceremonies at City hall More than 500 persons attended DRIVERLESS CAR GOES ICE SKATINGJim Cawley 106 28th S W P heard a thud be low the bndge in the 300 block of South Federal early Monday evening On ywtigation he found this 1936 Buick which had coasted off the parking ot into the creek below Driver B Perez 226 16th N W was located and told Jrf plight Patrolman Joe Madden takes a look at possible n ward position The damaged 16th Nationalists Plea for Aid for Formosa Washington state de partment disclosed Tuesday that he Chinese nationalists have sub mitted a detailed new plea for American military and other ad isers to help save Formosa Ambassador Wellington K o o asked on December 23 for mili tary political and economic ad visers Koo also urged the eco nomic cooperation administra tion to release funds for China which were frozen last May when the communists took Shanghai Michael J McDermott state de partment press officer reported Koos plea to newsmen Tuesday Reporters previously had been told that only informal approaches had been made thus far for Amer ican help for Formosa I now find that on Dec 23 the Chinese ambassador called on Walton Butterworth assistant secretary for far eastern affairs and presented a memorandum with respect to assistance for For mosa including military political and economic advisers McDer mott said Attlee 67 Years Old on Tuesday London Prime Minister Clement Attlee was 67 years old Tuesday His deputy Herbert Mornson was 62 The anniversaries received little attention in the mainly conserva tive British press and were the oc casion of an apparent snub by Moscow On Dec 21 Josef Stalin was 70 Attlee sent him greetings and congratulations and my best wishes for your continued good lealth Refuses Comment John L Lewis UMW chief w in Springfield visiting his age mother when the walkout bega but he refused to comment White said the Illinois and Indj ana miners left the pits in a entirely voluntary walkout UMA No Iowa Stoppage Albia UR Wilson I Iowa president of the Unitec Mine Workers Tuesday sale union miners in his district were working as usual We have not received anyl notice to stop working Willsonl said I Only about 1000 UMW miners are regularly employed in IowaI members in other sections of thj nation remained on their 3da4 work week under which the unl ion has been operating since Lewil ordered them back to the mines ill early November after a 52da strike The UMWhas been without nationwide soft coal contraci since last June when the operator first turned down Lewis demand for a 95 cent daily wage boostj and a 15 cents a ton increase ir welfare fund royalties Miner Statements Individual miners in Illinois said the walkout Tuesday was ir support of miners hopes to obtair part of increased revenues opera tors are receiving and to get contract signed White said the 3day weekl would be worked at all mines where the companies have not yetl signed new contracts Mines which have signed contracts will tinue to be worked 5 days he said Aunt Jemima Dies at Age 52 New York Tess Gar della 52 Aunt Jemima of the stage and radio died early Tues day in an ambulance enroute to a hospital Miss Gardella a huge woman who weighed more than 400 pounds lapsed into a diabetic coma at her home Monday night Her sisters with whom she lived called a Catholic priest and a doc tor and the aid of 6 policemen was required toplace her in an am bulance Miss Gardella won widespread fame as a blackface Aunt Jemima on the radio and in vaudeville Dies in Crash at Intersection Terril Feger 53 of Ternl was killed about 930 a m Monday in a traffic accident at a county road intersection 2 mjles east of here Dr K L Clayton Dickinson county coroner said that automo biles driven by Feger and Fran cis Hott of Terril collided at the intersection Hott and his wife were riding with him escaped injury Fire Razes Grain Elevator at Sibley Sibley of undeter mined origin completely destroyed he Arnold grain elevator a 70 oot frame building containing everal thousand bushels of grain ate Monday night here The nearby elevator truck ga age and feed shed were partly jurned No estimate of the loss has ret been made by C D Arnold manager and owner   

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