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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 18, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18 1950 This Paper Consists o Two One No M OOn S n B cashierincharge of Brinks Toques vault which gunmen made off with more than Theumoney transportation firm was on the water reaCh the Vault the had 6 locked Confer Over Crash Charge dt Cherokee Cherokee UR County At torney Harold Grigg conferred with state highway patrol officials Wednesday concerning possible charges against the driver and co owner of a runaway truck in volved in a fatal crash afterthe grand jury refused to indict them Grigg indicated the patrol prob ably would file charges of failure to equip a vehicle properly against Verne Robson early coowner of the construction company owning the truck and charges of operat ing an improperlyequipped ve hicle against Robert Witte Sac City the driver The grand jury reported no true bill to District Judge O S Thomas Tuesday after studying the accident A truck driven by Witte ran wild down a hill lead ing into the Cherokee business district Dec 22 killing 2 men and damaging more than20 cars Witte told police the trucks brakes failed Brush Fires Flare Up Again in Colorado Colorado Springs Colo Fires flared up again Wednesday in the ravaged area south of here where a gale swept brush fire left 2 soldiers dead and 3 missing The blaze started early Tues day leaped over more than 50 square miles running on winds of hurricane force It burned much of the east face of Cheyenne moun tain singed the palatial homes in the Broadmoor district and ran across powder dry prairies nearly to Fountain Colo It was brought under control after a shift in the wind Tuesday night But fresh winds from the east Wednesday were starting up old fires most of them along state highway 115 and the south end of Cheyenne mountain Weary firefighters sped to the scene of each new blaze and quick ly brought most of them under control Sprawling Camp Carson war time home of 30000 troops was considered out of danger by post officersbarring a sudden shift and upsurge of the wind A few of the new fires were burning on the south end of the reservation One soldier was killed while lighting the fire in the Carson buildings Tuesday Another died Wednesday morning There were 19 more in the post hospital 10 of them on the critical list A check of personnel during the night showed 3 missing A detailed search of the area was started for their bodies or those of any others might have been trapped Sheriff Winner by Close Shave Great Falls Mont grew thick and bristly in the coun ty jail while legal chins wagged The sheriff had submitted a bill for covering razor blades lor prisoners The county commissioners said that was a sharp question which the county attorney would have to answer He split no hairs in his the bill was all right DIES OF POLIO Moines Stewart T Welch 22 Des Moines died of in iantlle paralysis Tuesday night Hii infant daughter Kathleen 9 months was reported m fair condition with the disease Senate Committee Reprimands Vaughan for Accepting Gifts Washington Gen Harry H Vaughan Pres ident Trumans military aide was reprimanded sharply Vvadnesday by the senate committee which conducted last summers spectacular 5 percenter inquiry In a unanimous report on the investigation the commit tee took Vaughan to task accepting 7 home freezers as gifts and it criticized him on oth er counts Vaughan gave one of the freez ers to Mrs Truman Some of the units went to other Washington notables The presidential aide has said there was nothing wrong about his taking the freezers or In presenting them to his friends The committee said its all right for the president and his family to accept gifts because throughout the history of the nation the Ameri can people have presented them as a token oftheir esteem and a mark of respect for the high office he holds Nothing in the report the committee added is intended to be critical of that longstanding The committees report bluntly denounced John F Maragon Washington manabouttown who was indicted early this month by a federal grand jury which ac cused him of lying to the senate group Maragon who once had a white house pass pleaded innocent when he was arraigned His trial is set for Feb 20 In its report the committee con cluded There is no doubt that Mara gons friendship with Gen Harry H Vaughan made his Mara gons activities in his dealings with the federal government pos sible In several instances the evi dence showed that Gen Vaughan or his office personally interceded with government agencies on be half of Maragon or those whom he represented The report was approved by all the members of the senates spe cial investigations subcommittee They are Senators Hoey DN chairman OConor Eastland Robertson D McCarthy Mundt RS and Margaret Chase Smith Events Planned x for Holy Year Vatican City tf The Holy Year central committee has an nounced aninitial list of 15 inter national religious congresses and 4 nonreligious to be held during the 1950 jubilee The religious congresses will in clude the Third International con gress of Catholic Journalists pro moted by the International Union of the Catholic Press Feb 16 to 18 Another congress to be held early in the year will be that of the Adherents to the Hospitality of Our Lady of Lpurdes March 2 to 8 Nonreligious congresses to be held in Rome will include the International Chambers Commerce April 23 to 30 of FMtHolida Crash City said H it had to happen it should happened on Christmas A driven by Betty Jean Noel Tuesday with one driv en by Noel D Knotts Funeral for Allen to Be Held Thursday Wichita Kans UR Funeral services for Henry J Allen for mer U S senator and Kansas gov ernor who might have been presi dent will be held here Thursday Allen 81 died Tuesday following a short illness He was a newspaper publisher and editor before going into poli tics on the Teddy Roosevelt Bull Moose ticket in 1912 He lost 2 bids for congressional seats but was elected governor of Kansas in 1918 At the time of his death Allen was a stockholder in the Wichita Kans Beacon Sweden was the first country to set up an institute of race biology Atom Group to Question Gen Bradley Washington congres sional atomic energy committee will question Gen Omar N Brad ley in secret on Friday on an un disclosed subject Committee Chairman Brien Mc Mahon DConn refused to con firm a suggestion that the joint chiefs of staff chairman will be asked hip views on the hydrogen superbomb President Truman is expected to decide soon whether to recom mend production of the new kind of atomic weapon McMahon disclosed that Robert LeBaron chairman of the atomic energy commissions military liai son committee also will testify at the Friday meeting LeBarons committee sometimes has been at odds with the com mission over military aspects of atomic production Find Miners Body After 5Day Hunt Mahanoy City Pa body of Edward Burda 25ryear old independent miner was recov ered Wednesday from the bottom of a collapsed anthracite mine where he was buried in a cave in 5 days ago Burdas body was found 115 feet underground by toilweary res cuers at a hour after they came across the new canvas gloves he was wearing when the mine gave way last Friday The body was not immediately brought to the surface When the discovery was made the news was relayed by word ofmouth up the shaft by the 17 man rescue crew A Catholic priest was summoned immediately and went down the slope to administer the last rites of the church before the body was disturbed He was accompanied by a deputy coroner To Try Again to Budge Big Mo Norfolk Va next at tempt to float the 45000ton bat tleship Missouri stuck on a mud bank in Chesapeake bay near Old Point Comfort will be made Wed nesday night the navy announced It was decided to make no ef fort to float the huge battlewagon on high tide Wednesday forenoon but to use a dredge to remove some of the mud blocking her way back to the main ship channel At high tide about 9 oclock Wednes day night it is expected the 16 tugs which failed to budge the Mighty Mo in their first attempt Tuesday night will try again SAME WhIU fUf mcini no traffic dtatbi la fait 24 FBI Agents Join Hunt for Bandits Gang Gets Away With of Biggest Jobs Ever Boston FBI agents joined Wednesday in a manhunt for a bandit gang that got away with million dollars of it in one oi the big gest robberies in the na tions history A spokesman for Siinks Inc operators of the money transpor tation firm robbed said a 000 reward would be offered for capture of the bandits Working smoothly the robbers escaped Tuesday night without leaving a single clue Hours later Police Supt Edward J Fallon said we have little or nothing to work on Eight suspects were being held but police officials indicated they had little to pin on this time anyway All except one are o u n d e d up as types for such a holdup The 7 softshoed wearing halloweentype masks arid navy behind another million dollars in cash only because their hands were full Like a movie thriller they sneaked through 6 locked doors to reach the vaults of a money trans portation firm surprising 5 cash iers and guards before they could reach for their own shotguns Sound Alarm An alarm giving descriptions of the desperadoes was sounded along the entire eastern seaboard while this citys police began one of the biggest roundups of underworld characters ever undertaken FBI agents across the country were alerted because federal re serve bank funds were included in the loot Ellis Hult vice president of the Boston federal reserve said that the looted money transportation firm handles the delivery of funds of a number of member banks The a 20minute precision n a t c h e d the money from an open vault in the sprawling waterfront garage of Brinks Inc a money transporta tion firm after gagging and truss ing 5 employes Tuesday night Along with the million cash the gangsters grabbed in chocks Trace Tips Cruiser cars raced through the city arid outlying districts during the night running down a number of tips that proved worthless Shortly after the holdup police chased at breakneck speed a 5 passenger black Cadillac sedan thought to be the getaway car They lost it in the citys West Rox bury district Police believed the car bearing stolen registration plates headed for Providence R I The plates Mass 156533 were stolen in Boston last week police said Its very obvious Fallon said that these men used a master key to open all those doors The gunmen went through 6 locked doors before reaching the vault where they cowed 5 employes 11 Arrested Eleven men were taken to head quarters for questioning No charges were placed against them Descriptions given by witnesses varied The best indicated that all were about 5 feet 9 inches and weighing approximately 180 pounds Six were rubbers the 7th crepe soled shoes The purpose of these was to kill off sound as the des peradoes headed into the building No description were obtained of the man or men who waited out side the garage to steer the get away Claim Invasion of Hainan by Reds Impossible Taipei Formosa na tionalist Chinese commander of Hainan Island reported Wednes day night that Chiang Kaisheks air force and navy had made the impending red invasion of the big island impossible The Hainan ground commander said the 2 nationalist services had sunk more than 2000 invasion craft mostly junks massed by the reds on Liuchow peninsula opposite Hainan He claimed his own forces were mopping up the remainder of some 17000 communist guerrillas who have been in control of cen tral and the western portion of the big south China island Putnam Author and Translator Is Dead Lambertville N J uel Putnam 57 prominent author and translater died of a heart at tack at his home Tuesday night Putnam was studying con temporary Brazilian writing un der a Guggenheim foundation fellowship at the time of his death He became internationally known for his translations of works in French Spanish Por tugese and Italian especially his English translation of Cervantes Don Quixote published last fall after 16 years work Ask Court Order to Restore Full Week LAST FLIGHT FOR WARTIME AIR CHIEF The body of General HenryAHWHap Arnold is carried aboard a C54 at Hamilton Field Cal late Tuesday afternoon for a flight to Washington D C where final services are being held Wednesday before in terment at Arlington cemetery Air Chaplain Henry Pennington follows the generals 5star flagat right Psychiatrist in Testimony on Anderson Iowa City Attor ney Jack White crossexamined a former University of Iowa psy chiatrist Wednesday about his tes timony that Oscar Anderson 59 was insane when Clifford Kelly was shot April 28 1949 Prof Andrew Woods retired head of the university psychiatric department was the first defense witness called Tuesday after the prosecution rested its case in An dersons trial on charges of as sault vvith intent to commit mur der Just before the state closed its case Kelly identified Anderson as the man who fired the shots that left him paralyzed Kelly was brought to the courthouse base ment on a stretcher and the jury and Anderson went downstairs to hear his testimony It was the first meeting of the 2 men since the shooting Kelly described how he sat in an Iowa City cafe drinking cof fee when Anderson walked in This fellow walked up and wanted to know if I wanted to fight Kelly said I saw he was mad I turned around and he shot mev Woods was the first of 4 psy chiatrists the defense indicated would testify Anderson was sane at the time of the shooting Hand Chrysler Strike Notice Detroit CIO United Auto Workers rejecting Chrys lers pension offer handed the corporation a 7day strike notice Wednesday The ultimatum was handed the company at the start of regularly scheduled negotiations Wednes day There was no immediate com ment from the company Norman Matthews UAW Chrysler director said the union considered Chryslers pension of fer made late Tuesday unsound and inadequate Total benefits in the offer amount to only about 5 cents an hour Matthews said In a re cent pension agreement between the UAW and Ford Motor com pany union gains were estimated at 10 cents an hour Chrysler has declined to set any figure on the cost of its offer Bings Son to Make Air Debut San Francisco Cros by 16yearold son of Crooner Bing makes his radio debut Wed nesday night And its not because Im look ing ahead to old age protested Pop nearing completion of 2 dec ades of popularity Ill keep go ing for awhile the old groaner said But I hope Garys suc cessful I could even quit and be his agent Young Crosby a student at a San Jose prep school makes his bow at p m p m CST over the Chesterfield hour CBS with his pop and Barbara Whiting Hell sing Dear Hearts and Gentle People and be in and out the whole half hour program Bing said Ray burn Announces Vote on Rules Committee Due Friday Washington Sam Rayburn announced Wednesday that an antiTruman coalition move to regain control of the house will be brought to a vote on the house floor Friday Rayburn called off plans for a democratic caucus prior to the vote The proposal before the house would again give the rules committee control over the flow of legislation to the house floor The rules committee is dominated by southern democrats and publicans It was indicated that the demo cratic leadership will take the view that all party members still are bound by a caucus decision last year to oppose the coalition effort to revise the house rules Rayburns decision to put the struggle for house power to a test Friday was viewed as a blow to supporters of a fair employment practices bill that was due to come up in the house next Monday If the rules change is approved by the house Friday the FEPC bill cannot be brought up Monday This is because the rules com mittee has not approvedthe bill Earlier proTruman supporters giving up hope for stalling the showdown until next week called on all party members to stick close to the capitol and be ready to vote against the coalition move Acheson Says U S Wants Soar to Be Taken From Germany Washington Secretary of State Acheson said Wednesday the United States supports Frances view that the Saar should be de tached from Germany He told a news conference this country has backed up the French position under 3 secretaries of state and will continue this sup port at a final peace settlement with Germany The United States believes he added that this rich coalrnining area should have a certain degree of autonomy Recess Bridges Trial Until Next Monday San Francisco per juryconspiracy trial of CIO Long shore Leader Harry Bridges and 2 other union officials was recessed until Monday to allow the defense time to organize its case Federal Judge George B Harris granted the recess Tuesday on the request of Chief Defense Counsel Vincent Hallinan Hallinan admitted that the sud den end of the governments case had caught the defense off bal ance He said that unless the delay was granted he wouldnot be able to call his witnesses in orderly fashion Polish UN Delegate Quits After Walkout Lake Success Rudzinski one of the soviet bloc delegates who walked out of a United Nations committee Monday in a general demonstration against nationalist China has resigned from the Polish delegation as a protest against the walkout it was learned Wednesday The walkout was part of a Rus sian campaign to have the U N kick out nationalist Chinesedele gates Army Reserve Program to Be Changed Washington Secre tary Gordon Gray said Wednesday the armys reserve program will be changed toimprove its effici ency and readiness and save tax payers more than a year The new program calls for 9000 organized reserve units half the present goal composed of between 367000 and 625000 officers and enlisted men Backing them up would be an active reserve of volunteers numbering about 130 000 officers and 200000 enlisted men The organized reserve will be made up of units for immediate mobilization in case of war The volunteer reserves will be ear marked for early call to active duty in event of a national emer gency The new army setup also pro vides for inactive and honqrary reserves The inactives will be subject to call to active duty when they are needed The honorary reserve will be made up of those with long service who request such classification The army recently cut down on drill pay for organized reserves becausefunds for thispurpose were running low Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Wed nesday night with low near zero Partly cloudy and warmer Thursday with high near 20 Iowa Occasional light snow northwest and westcentral por tions Mostly cloudy with slowly rising temperatures Wednesday night light snow extreme north portion Thurs day cloudy and turning colder light snow extreme northeast portion Low Wednesday zero to 5 above northwest to 10 to 15 southeast Minnesota Mostly fair not quite so cold Wednesday night Thurs day partly cloudy occasional snow northwest portion Low Wednesday night 15 to 20 below zero north zero to 5 below south High Thursday 5 below north near 15 abovesouth IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 36 Minimum 8 At 8 a m 8 Precipitation 05 Snow Den ham Says UMWTactics Are Unfair To Ask Union Be Restrained From Work Stoppages Washington N Den ham general counsel of the na tional labor relations board said Wednesday he is applying for a court order to put coal miners back on a normal 5day work week Denham said a complaint charg ing John L Lewis and his miners union with unfair labor practices is the basis for the court action Denham said his aides are going into court Wednesday afternoon to apply for a temporary injunction This type of application calls for a hearing to be set by the court before any order is issued Not Temporary Denham said that he is not ask ing for a temporary restraining kind of legal proceed ing which calls for immediate ac tion by the court Conceivably it might be weeks before the court would act Denhams complaint charges that Lewis has been failing to bar gain in good faith with the coal operators The TaftHartley law requires bargaining in good faith and also permits the JJLRB counsel to seek court orders unfair prac tices by management or a union Unfair Practice In a series of complaints to Den ham last December mine operat ors said the 3day mining week was an unfair practice intended to coerce them into signing an il legal contract with Lewis Denham said he would ask the court to restrain the union irom Using any coersive methods and especially any stoppage or re duction of normal work operation or productive employment in the mines for the purpose of coercing the mine operators into the ac ceptance of any of the illegal or restrictive demands YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum IB JO Clinton Told to Get Coal From Iowa Mine Des Moines State Fuel CoOrdinator Rodney Q Selby said Wednesday he had advised the city of Clinton to contact one of the southern Iowa mines for coal to relieve the shortage there Clinton was one of 5 commu nities which called Selby Tuesday to ask assistance in obtaining coal Selby director of the Iowa development commission recent ly was appointed by the governor to coordinate coal needs and re sources All of the communities calling Tuesday were advised that Iowa coal is available at the mines he said In Ames meanwhile Ben W Schaffer physical plant superin tendent discounted reports of a coal crisis at Iowa State college Schaffer explained that the col lege is revamping its coal stor age facilities and coal for the col lege central heating plant has had to be hauled a distance of about 2 miles He said conditions on the road leading to the temporary storage facilities made it difficult for trucks to operate for a time He added that the college Wed nesday received 5 cars of an ex pected 13car shipment of coal and the remainder of the shipment is expected to arrive soon Mason City Records States Low Reading DCS Moines cold and some snow moved into Iowa late Tuesday and during the night Temperatures continued drop ping at many points even after daybreak The lowest state reading reported to the weather bureau was 9 below bero at the Mason City airportat a m The weather bureau said Spen cer got 2 inches of snow Snow depth of an inch was reported at Ames Fort Dodge Mason City Dubuque and Sioux City Wednes day morning Most of this was new snow the weather bureau said PHILANTHROPIST DIES Des Moines Burt D Springer 71 who helped bring Christmas cheer to thousands of underprivileged Des Moines chil dren during the depression died Tuesday He was one of the found ers of DCS Moines Community Christmas Inc in the 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