Thursday, January 5, 1950

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 5, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL IVI Associated Press and United Press Ful Lease Wires HOME EDITION uimj Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 5 1950 Tnis Paper Consists ol Two Ne REPUBLICAN REACTIONRep Leslie Arends RI1I waves statements some republican members of congress accusingPresident Truman of being wholly com mitted to the eventual socialization of America The republicans started circulation of the statement for signatures after the presidents state of the union review Hampton Has Shortage of Stoker Coal shortage of stoker coal threatens to close schools and cause hardships in other buildings at Hampton It was reported Thursday there was no stoker coal in the yards here While other kinds of coal is available the public schools here are heated by stoker coal Supt Virgil Briggs says only a weeks supply is available There is a promise of one car Monday W L Robinson owner of the Franklin apartments which are heated by stoker coal got a half car 25 tons Mondaywhich will last 2 weeks There is no promise of any other The city hall sent a truck to Mason City to get 2 or 3 tons this week One local yard expects one car Friday and thats the only prospect Truman Sends Nomination of Switzer Back to Senate Washington AP President Truman Thursday sent Jack to the senate the controversial nomination of Carroll 0 witzer to be United States district judge for southern Iowa Switzer whose selection is opposed by Senator Gillette Would Provide Nation With Public Power Washington resident Truman said he is working on a program to provide the whole country with public power wherever it is feasible The president told a news con ference that he is anxious to de velop the St Lawrence seaway and power project But he will never agree to develop the power project as a separate program he emphasized He said he wants the whole country to get the benefit of the St Lawrence project In the course of lengthy ques tioning the president said that his state of the union message proposing public power develop m e n t in New England covered the Passamaquoddy project for power development and also riv er development He said he also looks forward to the development of the upper Mississsippi river and the Ohio inconjunction with the proposed Missouri Valley project While he said the upper Missis sippi Missouri and Ohio are pri marily suitable for navigation and flood control development he wants to see power produced on all streams in the country where this is feasible He said he is interested in de velopment of the upper Missis sippi the Missouri and the Ohio as central valley project for the United States He said he wants to push the central valley project of Cali fornia the Tennessee valley de velopment and the Savannah riv er development in the south anc and the projects of the southwest Otturnwa May Get Bus Service by Early Next Week Otturmva Mayor Hersche Lovelesssaid Thursday that bus service might be restored here early next week He said an un identified operator is ready to Cbrne in with new buses within 48 hours and begin a limited service striking drivers The city has been without buse gince employes of Ottumwa Citj Lines Inc struck 9 days ago afte wageincrease dispute The mayor said further tha another operator is known to be in with owners of the loca attempting to purchase property Und equipment is now serving under a recess appointment Mr Truman gave Switzer the appointment after the senate ad ourned its last session Gillettes opposition blocked confirmation of the nomination last year In Des Moines Jake More dem ocratic state chairman issued the Tollowing statement I was glad to learn that the president renominated Judge Car oll Switzer I know that many awyers who originally opposed his appointment having had an op Jortunity to observe him on the jench during the past weeks are now of the opinion that he has the necessary qualifications to make a good judge I am confident the presidents action in resubmitting his name meets with the general approval of the people of Iowa and that he will be confirmed by the sen ate Lewis Is Given Court Summons Richmond Va i r c u i t court here Thursday summoned United Mine Workers Chieftain John L Lewis to appear Jan 13 for hearing on a damage suit The suit named Lewis the United Mine Workers union and 2 affiliated unions as defendants The suit brought by the Labur num Construction company of Richmond alleged that a mob of union men threatend its work men on 2 Kentucky construction projects causing the company to lose the contracts According to the company the mob violence followed an unsuccessful attempt by the United Construction Work ers union to gain recognition as bargaining agent for the projects The defendants have asked that the suit be quashed on the grounds that papers notifying them of the suit were not legally served The hearing on the mo tion that the suit be quashed will be heard Jan 13 BULLETIN Sidney UR District Judge Charles Roe Thursday denied a petition by Lyman Elefson 22 bespectacled former University of Iowa student accused of the poison murder of his grandfath er to be freed on a writ of hab eas corpus Roe ordered Elef son held to the errand jury His attorney Warren Schremp thenV asked for his release on bond and arguments began on that question U S Britain Hearing Atom Agreement Washington n f o r m e d sources said Thursday that Great Britain may agree to let the United States have sole right to produce atomic bombs if the U S will store some of her Abombs in Britain Under the contemplated agree ment these sources said Britain would concentrate on atomic wea pon experiments and the develop ment of atomic power for Indus trial uses In exchange for the exclusive right to manufacture the bombs it was said this country would guarantee its allies an emer gency supply which probably would be stored in Britain under U S supervision and control The terms reportedly were con tained in a proposal submitted by the British to the state depart ment the defense department and the atomic energy committee for consideration during the 3rd round in U SBritishCanadian atomic talks scheduled to begin here within a few weeks Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and slightly warmer Thursday and slightly warmer Thursday night and Friday with low about 5 above Snow flurries Friday with high about 25 Iowa Mostly cloudy and not so cold Thursday night and Friday with light snow Friday Low Thursday night 510 northeast 1015 southwest Minnesota Increasing cloudiness and warmer Thursday night Friday cloudy and warmer with occasional light snow Low Thursday night 510 below northeast to 5 above southwest High Friday 1015 northeast to near 25 southwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation trace Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum 35 Minimum Jl 2 Cars Burned in Gas Station Fire Des Moines in a fill ing station grease room destroyec 2 cars Wednesday and causec damage to the station estimated at John Hayden manager of the station said the engine of a car on which he was working sudden ly exploded setting fire to the grease pit The flames spread to the 2nd car The inside of the grease room was gutted but firemen kept the blaze from spreading to the ga pumps and station office Dr Sander Makes Plea of Innocent Free Under Bond on Murder Charge in Mercy Slaying Manchester N H Hermann N Sander Thursday pleaded innocent in a loud voice to an indictment charging first de gree murder in the socalled mercy slaying of an incurable cancer patient The state agreed to his freedom pending trial under a continuance of his bond with the stip ulation that he refrain from medi cal practice until disposition of the case Dr Sanders attorney Louis E Wyman said the stipulation about refraining from practice was over the protest of defense counsel be cause of the presumption of inno cence at this time Without Prejudice I assume this agreement is without prejudice in the future Wyman told the court Dr Sander stood erect and showed no emotion while Court Clerk Arthur S Healy read the indictment charging the country doctor Feloniously willfully and of his malice aforethought did inject 10 cubic centimeters of air 4 times in close succession into the veins of Mrs Abbie Borroto 59 his cancer patient well knowing the said air injections to be sufficient to cause death Long before the physician en tered the 2nd floor superior court room with his wife and 2 at torneys 250 spectators had crowd ed into every public seat Wife of Salesman Mrs a year and a half and shrunken to half her normal the wife of a Manchester oil salesman Dr Sander who said Wednes day he had gone sleepless for days was unsmiling and silent Thursday It was disclosed that a trial date will be set before April 1 Under New Hampshire legal procedure both sides will reach a mutual agreement on a trial date The defense is anxious to go ahead as quickly as possible Wyman said Gillilland In Answer to Levsen Charge Des Moines Repub lican Chairman Whitney Gillilland answering criticism of his leader ship by a Dewitt attorney Thurs day insisted he has sought to win support of farmers and young vot ers for the GOP Gillilland sent a letter to Mar vin C Levsen former Jones coun ty attorney in reply to 2 recent Betters from Levsen In his first letter Levsen who said he spoke for a group of 500 to 1000 persons called for the resignation of Gillilland and Na tional Committeeman Harrsion E Spangler Cedar Rapids insisting they had done little or nothing to win the support of farmers workers and young voters In the 2nd letter he demanded that Gillil land explain what he was doing to gain the support of those groups Gillilland told Levsen it would probably be better for you to seek answers to your questions from leaders of the groups referred to by you However lie pointed out that the state central committee which he heads sponsored a series of farmers meetings last fall to get the views of individual farmers on agricultural legislation Gillilland said these led up to the national republican farm con ference at Sioux City last Sep tember He said he took part in the earliest discussions leading to the national conference at Sioux City and participated in the plan ning and execution thereof throughout all its stages Turning to the problem of win ning the support of young voters Gillilland said that representa tives of the state organization of young republicans the veterans league and the Iowa council of republican women attend and take part in all meetings of the state central committee and every ef fort has been put forth to secure the same coordination on a coun ty level No US Forces Will Be Used in Formosa Republicans Score Stand i on Formosa Washington Tru mans hands off policy toward Formosa drew immediate sharp criticism Thursday from some con gressional republicans Most dem ocrats applauded it Senator Ferguson RMich said the presidents pronouncement kicks the bipartisan foreign pol icy right out the window Fergu son said neither the republicans nor the democratic leaders of con gress were consulted about the Formosa policy Senate GOP Leader Wherry Nebr said the presidents pro nouncement amounted to an invi tion to Moscowdirected commun ists to take the island Thorough Agreement But Chairman Connally D Tex of the senate foreign rela tions committee said Im in thorough agreement with the presidents statement re specting Formosa Any other course involves us in a very ser ious and dangerous situation Senator Vandenberg of Michi gan republican leader in foreign affairs declined immediate com ment He said he would have a statement later Outside Policy Republican leaders generally regarded the presidents an nouncement as a move outside the bipartisan foreign policy Pri vately they said republicans were not consulted in advance Senator Gillette DIowa said the decision is within both the spirit and letter of our adherence to the United Nations its prin ciples and its machinery 3rd Block of Bonus Bonds Is Purchased Des Moines Two Des Moines banks and 8 associates bought the 3rd block of Iowa war II bonus bonds in an auction sale Thursday The successful bid on the 750000 worth of bonds was at H per cent interest and pre mium It was made on the 17th round of bidding Iowa Des Moines National Bank and Central National Bank both of Des Moines joined the 8 others in making the successful bid White Weld and Conipany of New York and 20 associates were the last bidders to drop out Seven other groups participated in the bidding The bidders represented banks and investment houses in many parts of the nation lowans Told How to Keep Warm Des Moines state de partment of health presented some sound advice on how to keep warm Thursday on the heels of Iowas first severe cold wave If you are going to be outside these cold days department of ficials advised remember to keep active and wear warm but not too tight shoes and clothing Frostbite usually is a result of slowing down of blood circulation the department said and most often affects heels toes ears nose and fingers Tight clothing may hamper circulation it said If frostbite does occur the de partment officials said massage the affected part gently with clean snow or cold water WEDDING DELAYED Chicago death of the Cook county clerk Michael Flynn Wednesday delayed the wedding plans of Jean Leonard 32 and Benjamin Leonard 34 of Des Moines The marriage license bu reau did not issue any licenses un til appointment of a new clerk late Wednesday Gillette Applauds Message by President Washington JP Iowas lone democrat in congress praised parts of President Trumans state of the union message but other delegation republi little in it to applaud Senator Gillette the democrat said the message contained one punch line which to me was as important as all of the rest of the speech combined It was Our aim for a peaceful demo cratic world of free peoples will be achieved in the long run not by force of arms but by an appeal to the minds and hearts of men Gillette said he believes the ma jor portion oC the presidents do mestic program would be enacted into law providing that empha sis is not laid on acutely contro versial matters which could well precipitate a filibuster Senator Hickenlooper said the message was m a r k e d by the presidents contempt for balancing the budget He added He did not discuss the Hoover reorganization plan He proposed to support everything that every body asked Rep Dollivcf said he knew all Americans join with the president in his hope for Ameri can prosperity and a peaceable world But he added I deplore the presidents acceptance of an un balanced budget as inevitable I regret his support of produc tion payments as the ultimate ideal for a farm program and his implied support of socialized medicine in the form of govern mental health insurance Rep Gross said he doubted that any president had publicly deliv ered more verbal bunk in an equal length of time He added It was not a state of the union message It was a coverup that will lool no one GlobeGazette photo WHEN ITS 17 BELOW ZERO D Bryan aircraft communicator for the CAA at the Mason City municipal airport is seen above taking the temperature reading of 17 degrees below zero a new low for this winter in the dawns early light Thursday At the KGLO transmitter where the Mason City Globe Gazette obtains its daily weather readings the mercury reached a low of 16 de grees below zero Mercury Drops to 76 Below in Mtison City During Night Des Moines mercury ducked below zero all over frigid Iowa Thursday but it slipped the lowest at Sib ley where a reading of 23 degrees below zero was reported It was the lowest of the winter The previous mark was 21 below at Decorah The mercury sank far be low zero at many other points reaching 22 below at Spencer 16 below at Mason City 14 below at Sioux City and 10 below at De corah Persons in Clear Lake and the northeast section of Mason City who use electric alarm clocks received a rude surprise Thursday morning when they found their time pieces behind schedule any where from 20 minutes to an hour Engineers said the cold weather put too much tension on the Clear Lake high line causing it to snap This affected the northeast district of Mason City as the line serving this area is also part of the double source for the Lake leaving Mason City via 12th street north Power at Clear Lake was cut for almost an hour and in Mason City it was 24 minutes Warmer weather moved into the state Thursday Lows Thurs day night are expected to range from 5 to 15 above zero Light snow is predicted for Friday Skies are clear over the state Thursday and there is little wind SUBFREEZING WEATHER BLANKETS WIDE AREAS By The Associated Press Winters elements dealt damag ing blows over wide areas from sou them California into Dixieland Thursday A blast of subfreezing weather further endangered the multimil lion dollar citrus and vegetable crops in southern California Scores of families were made homeless by floods in parts of Indiana Illinois and Kentucky Bitter cold continued over most of the midwest The arctic belt extended from Montana into Iowa as well as in some parts of the Rocky Mountain region A cold front along with rain sleet and some snow spread from the midwest eastward to the Ap palachians Temperatures tumbled from abnormal marks to below freezing over most of the Ohio valley and southward to below Memphis in the Mississippi val ley It looked like the end of the un seasonable mild weather for the middle and North Atlantic states But no severe weather appeared in prospect for the Gulf states Florida states and the South Atlantic Speech Not Free St Louis took Herman McMorris 19yearold Negro ac cused of cursing a police officer a full minute to stammer out his name and address in court Judge John Waechter dismissed the case without further hearing It take a month of Sundays ex plained the court for this boy to call the officer everything they said he did New Building Planned by Mayo Clinic Rochester Minn UR The worldfamous Mayo clinic an nounced Thursday that it plans to construct a new 10 story building that will almost double its theo retical capacity Construction is expected to start by Aug 1 1950 with the project to be completed in 34 to 4 years The announcement was made at a news conference by Dr Arlie R Barnes chairman of the clinics board of governors Dr Sam F Haines vice chairman of the board dnd Harry J Harwick chairman of the board of mem bers of Mayo association They said the new building to supplement existing clinical fa cilities is designed to boost theo retical capacity from the present 85000 patients a year to between 150000 and 160000 yearly Agree Not to Put Riders on Oleo Measure Washington demo crats agreed Thursday not to offei irrelevant amendment to any legislation including a bill to re peal oleo taxes at this session Senate Democratic Leader Scott W Lucas said theagreement was unanimous among 47 of the sen ates 54 democrats who attended a 2 hour caucus The Illinois demo crat said the move would speed up congress work The agreement gave a big lift to supportersof the oleo tax re pealer who fear irrelevant amend ments may spike chances on end ing the taxes Lucas said the democrats agreed not to supporl excise tax repeal amendments on the pending proposal to wipe out oleo levies I doubt Lucas said if we can get either excise tax or mar garine tax repeal if the excise amendments are tacked on the oleo bill Lucas said Senators Guy M Gil lette DIowa and Hubert H Humphrey 2 opponents of the oleo repealer had agreed to keep excise tax change amend ments out of the oleo fight The agreement apparently dashed republican hopes of getting support for similar moves to at tach amendments on other subjects to oleo repeal legislation Lucas has been against such proposal all SAME Wkllt flag trmftU Truman in Hands Statement But Says Present Economic Help to Be Continued Washington UR President Truman said Thursday this gov ernment has no intention of using its armed forces to protect For mosa from communist advances The president in a carefully worded statement said this coun try would not in any way interfere in the present situation or follow a course which would lead to in volvement in the civil conflict in China Open Boor The president said this policy of noninterference was based on the tradition that started with the open door policy in the Orietit many years ago and continued down through the Potsdamdeclar ation of 1945 The United States he said has no predatory designs on For mosa or any other Chinese terri tory He went on to say that this country wants no special rights or privileges or military bases on Formosa In the view of the United States government the resources on Formosa are adequate to enable them the Chinese nationalists to obtain the items which they might consider necessary for the defense of the island Mr Truman said Continue Aid But he added that this govern ment the present limited program of as sistance utb the Chinese national ists Mr Truman after reading his 2page statement to reporters then told them that the Secretary of State Dean Acheson would hold a news conference at p m CST Thursday Acheson had a long talk with the president Wed nesday The president did not go into the matter of possible future recognition of the Chinese com munist government Crew Members Given Chance to Quit Ship Hong Kong of the Isbrandtsen line of New York offered Thursday to pay off any crew member of the freighter Flying Arrow who objects to sail ing through blockaded waters to communistheld Shanghai But U S Consul General Fred erick Hill said there were no gov ernment funds available to re patriate crew members who quit the ship and that they would have to pay their own passage home This development was expected to reduce the number who would leave the ship than sail through waters which the Chinese nationalist government has said are mined Twentyn i n e of the 33 crew members have asked the state de partment in Washington to re patriate them Hill said he had asked Washington for a ruling on whether he should advance funds but has received no reply The Flying arrow has loaded some 6000 tons of cargo most of it for Shanghai Latest reports from the waterfront said the ship was making preparations for de parture scheduled on the flood tide early Thursday evening Decorah Men Is Pinned Under Car Ottumwa Emery 26 Decorah farm hand was pinned in the wreckage of his car about an hour Wednesday night when it collided with the rear of a truck near Cedar northwest of Mheroe on highway 63 He is being treated at the Mahaska hospital in Os kaloosa for head and leg injuries Emery was enroute Ottumwa to seek employment