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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 1, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT T HE NEWSPAPER THAT LtAirrc A i i KIABTU i M VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy SPARER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS E HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 1 1950 MASON CITY DOLLAR DAYS Thursday Friday and Saturday This Paper Consists of Two CLEAR pushandpull tug team is shown as it moved the Mighty MiToff a Chesapeake bay mudbank Wednesday after several unsuccessful trials The Missouri hit the mudbank Jan 17 Big Mo Off Mudbank Free After 2 Weeks to Be Inspected Norfolk Va mighty Mo broke her bonds with the bot tom of Chesapeake Bay Wednes day and floated free and safe into deepwater off Thimble Shoal She yielded finally to a salvage team of tugs high tide northeast wind and straining winches after 2 weeks of forlorn helplessness aground Rear Adm Allan E Smith who quarterbacked the straining effort to free the 45000toh battleship sent a jnessage at a m that take emtaarrassmenf off the face of the fleet Missouri reports for duty Blandy Retires The message went to Admiral W H P Blandy Atlantic fleet commander and it was a perfect goingaway present Blandy re tires from the navy Wednesday and is turning over his command to Admiral William M Fechteler As she slipped afloat stenward orders were given to take sound ings along the halfmile of water back to the safe deep channel Dredges had been working to clear a path for her Navy men afloat and ashore greeted the news with whoops Once more the Missouri was the fleets pride instead of a thorn in the fleets side Moves Cautiously The Big Mo a stricken giant since she strayed from the buoy marked ship channel January 17 and went aground was moved cautiously from the moment she finally floated The navy put the official time at a m but movement astern was plainly per ceptible minutes before It was an ideal day for the operation Fresh northeast winds whipped Chesapeake Bay and brought white caps that ran to 4 or 5 feet A tide of an anticipated 26 feet was pushed higher by the wind and the navy had managed to secure a 5th and 6th pontoon under her stern before the seas became choppy The ship was warped out into safe water for a trip to the navy yard at Portsmouth for dry dock ing and inspection Her sister ship the unfinished Kentucky was moved out so the Missouri could be accommodated Brannan Kline to Speak Feb 18 Des Moines a t i o n a 1 Farm Institute officials said Wed nesday Secretary of Agriculture Charles Brannan and President Allan Kline of the American Farm Bureau Federation will speak Feb 18 instead of Feb 17 as originally scheduled Brannan and Kline were sched uled to discuss opposing views on a proposed farm program on the opening day of the 2day insti tute However the agriculture committee of the Des Moines Chamber of Commerce sponsors of the event said rescheduling necessary because Brannan could not get here from Washing ton until Feb 18 Leading spokesmen for ind s try banking labor and farming will appear on the 2day speak ing program 1 SEEKS NOMINATION Ies Moines JP Nomination papers were requested Tuesday by James Irish Des Moines attorney Who said he would seek the repub Jlcan nominsion for a seat in the Army Surveys Dakotas With Eye to Aid to Snowbound By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Skies cleared and temperatures moderated from the re cent severe cold over the snowcovered Dakotas Wednesday as the army completed a survey of the stricken areas be fore deciding on another Operation Snowbound The coldest weather in several years continued in the Pa cific northwest but ly temperatures were climb ing back to normal in most other sections of the country However cold air still plagued the southern California citrus areas Growers have spent millions of dollars this winter in fuej to save crops from A l QTlG Skies were clear Wednesday most parts of the nation Waco Tex of Above zero temperatures were Air Force Symington said reported in the Dakotas after Wednesday that communist die 1 d n rnx It airo A several days of subzero readings ays o suzero reangs wors No snow fell in the area which is largest ground army air force and blanketed by as much as 34 inches undersea fleet in some sections Hundreds of farm families parts of North and South Dakota have been since midDecember But relief work is going ahead by state and county officials fuel and food are being taken to many stranded families The army sent in weaselss to help clear snow drifts covering many rural roads The Red Cross designated as disaster areas 5 cen tral South Dakota counties and a 150mile long and 50mile wide stretch of North Dakota from Devils Lake to the South Dakota border The 5th army headquarters in Chicago said after an aerial sur vey of the area was completed Wednesday it would decide whether army manpower and bulldozers from other states are needed Gov George T Mickelson of South Dakota said he did not plan to ask allout help from the army to open roads But he said he had approved a Red Cross request for use of army weasels in the area The army weasels are to be used primarily to reach stranded fam ilies in need of medical care OPEN FEED PLANT Council Bluffs new plant of Consolidated Products company makers of feed for turkeys and chickens will be in full operation here soon A company official said this plant would be the largest of 70 operated across the country by the firm Weather Report FORECAST City Fair Wednesday night Low Wednesday night zero to 10 below Thursday increasing cloudiness with high 20 to 25 Iowa Generally fair and a little warmer Wednesday night Thursday cloudy rain or freez ing rain southeast Low Wed nesday night zero to 5 above north 510 above south Minnesota Generally fair Wednes day night and Thursday Not quite so cold Low Wednesday night 5 to 15 below north 5 to 10 below south High Thursday 5 to 15 above entire state IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 15 Minimum g At 8 a m 2 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 3 Russia Has Largest Army tators now have the worlds And he voiced a somber warn ing that Russia is capable of launching a surprise atomic at which we have no sure any part of the United States The air force secretary painted what he called a bleak picture in a speech prepared for delivery at Baylor university midyear graduating exercises Those who reiterate America must be destroyed he said now have I A ground army greater in numbers than the combined armies of the United States and its allies 2 An air force whose strength in nearly all categories is now the largest in the world and growing relatively larger month by month 3 The worlds largest sub marine fleet and an intense sub marine development and construc tion program The air force secretary ex pressed the belief that if any democracy attempted to maintain in peacetime a comparable regu lar armed force the free eco nomy of that democracy would be OperV Drive for Battle Against Heart Disease New York American Heart association opened its 1950 drive Wednesday seeking to raise for a continuing attack on heart disease the nations No 1 killer Spokesmen for the association said that most of the cash raised will be retained by the local com munities to conduct an educa tional campaign giving the public facts about heart disease and co ordinating various community services medical nursing wel fare and others into integrated heart programs serving the public A large share of the war chest also will be used to finance re search projects into the causes of rheumatic fever high blood pres sure and hardening of the arteries which account for 90 per cent of all heart diseases IndoChina May Be Recognized by U S Washington Secretary of State Acheson indicated Wednes day the United States will recog nize the Frenchsupported gov ernments of Indochina in opposi tion to the sovietrecognized re gime of communist Ho Chiminh In a news conference statement Acheson branded Ho as the mor tal enemy of native independence in Indochina Lewis Soft Coal Firms Resume Talk NLRB Asks Court Order to Restore Full Production Washington L Lewis and major soft coal producers re sumed contract negotiations Wed first in more than 3 months Silent and uncommunicative the United Mine Workers president and the northern and western op erators went into closed confer ence Even as they resumed the nego tiations the national labor rela tions board was demanding in fed eral court that the mine workers be ordered back to full production because Lewis contract demands least the demands made up to illegal 100000 Out About 100000 of the UMWs 400000 members are on strike the remainder are working a 3day week Neither Lewis nor the industry group led by President George H Love of the Pittsburgh Consolida tion Coal Co had any comment on President Trumans proposals for solving the coal crisis The governments recent re quest for a court order to return the miners to the pits was argued before Federal Judge Richmond B Keech Union at torneys opposed the request Violates TH Law The government argued that Lewis insistence on union shop able and willing and discrim inatory welfare fund clauses in coal contracts violate the Taft Hartley act Dominick Manoli presenting the National Labor Relations Boards general counsel said the unions insistence on such clauses were legal in the 1948 constitute refusal to bargain in good faith on the unions part He introduced a pile of documents to support his con tention Welly K Hopkins UMW chief counsel did not object at the court hearing to introduction of govern ment documents Among them were government statistics on the dwindling coal supply But he said the union questions their accuracy He also told Keech he looked on them as irrelevant to the issue Cafe Operator Fences Off Part of Algona Street Algona John Grotte has fenced off half the street in front of his house here and to all ques tions says he owns this part of the street and has been paying taxes on it for several years Grotte who operates a cafe found out a few years ago that lie owned half of the street and must pay taxeson it He appealed to the city council which decided to consider the matter Time and taxes went on and Grotte tried action After the fence went up he put put flares and has apparently sat isfied all safety requirements Mo torists have had to swing out and onto the property owned by Bert Palmer on the other side of the street Now Palmer is also appealing to the city council Earl Warren Will Seek ReElection Sacramento Cal nias republican Governor Earl Warren said Wednesday he will seek reelection for a 3rd term The governors announcement threw him into a battle for the a year job with Democrat James Roosevelt Los Angeles son of the late President Franklin Delano Roosevelt Roosevelt an nounced his candidacy last No vember Man Finds House But Cant Use It St Cloud than a year Cawthorn looking for iiy He found pie of hours xansferred Minn more Store Manager Deryck tramped the streets a house for his fam one cou before he was ordered to Marshall Minn drug Drug Store Offers Cut Rate Cigarets Cedar Rapids store which won its suit contend ing that Iowas cigaret price act is unconstitutional Wednesday of fered cigarets at cut rate prices Mays Drug Stores Inc sold popular brands at per car ton a single pack for 18 cents or 2 packs for 35 cents The drug store had complied with a 1949 act specifying that cigarets be sold on a cost plus basis until District Judge G K Thompson ruled last week the law is unconstitutional The attorney generals office plans to appeal the decisioa to the state supreme court See Production of HBomb This Year WHEN LADIES GET were a buzzing Tuesday when the GlobeGazette was delivered to more than 34000 homes Here is a group of 3 in Mason City looking over some of the bargains listed for Mason Citys Dollar Days Thursday Friday and Saturday Mrs R W Hahn 925 15th N E is seated in the chair Mrs Bob Davisson 930 15th N E is sitting on the arm of the chair and Mrs P W Collins 9l8 15th N E at whose home the picture was taken is standing in back of the chair They are making plans already for this annual citywide merchandising event when hundreds of special values are offered to thrifty families Storeswill be open until 9FridayHight Ask for More Strength for Asia Defense Tokyo fP General MacAr thurs top commanders Wednesday asked Americas joint chiefs of staff for more air sea and land strength to hold defense lines in tumultuous Asia Highly competent sources said the need for additional power was stressed during an intensive brief ing on the military situation in MacArthurs command They said the military situation has de teriorated alarmingly Formosa and China were not discussed the informants said be cause they lie outside the area of the basic military briefing The position of French Indo China complicated by Russian recognition of Ho ChiMinhs re gime was among the political subjects weighing on the American military situation brought up Top commanders in all 3 branch es of the service gave the joint chiefs a detailed and secret outline of military plans and preparations for carrying out the 2fold Ameri can mission in Asia Waterloo Doctor Admits Abortions Waterloo Gabriel Lichty 47 pleaded innocent to a charge of performing an illegal operation when arraigned here Wednesday Lichty was charged in a county attorneys information with tempting to perform an abortion last Oct 28 on a Minneapolis woman Black Hawk County Attorney Blair Wood said Lichty has ad mitted performing several abor tions in his office here Court officials said Lichtys trial will be held in the March term of court which begins on March 6 Pope Soys More Laughter Needed Vatican City Pope Pius believes there should be more laughter in the world The comedy team of Chick Johnson and Ole Olson were introduced to him Wednes day with these words These are the comedians Olson and Johnson and although they are not Catho lics they too wish to pay you their respects The popd smiled Ah he said comedians Thats good Laugh ter has no religion There should be more of it in the world Reaction to Truman HBomb Order Is Mostly Favorable Washington is the reaction of and the President Trumans announcement that he has ordered construction of the mighty hydrogen bomb Bernard M was a wise decision necessary for the peace of the world emphasizes anew the need for f I I I I I K I pro to the United States Wednesday that Emperor Hiro hito of Japan be tried as a war criminal by an international court Sports Bulletin Chicago Earl Curly Lambeau coach of the Green Bay Packers for 31 years Wednesday was named coach of the Chicago Cardinals of the NationalAmerican Football league a truly effective international con trol of every form of atomic en ergy and mass destruction Lt Gen Leslie R Groves for mer head of the Manhattan A thinkit is a very wise decision I do hope it will be possible to do away with atomic weapons and with war altogether Doctor Harold C Urey one of the nations top atomic scientists dont see how the president could have arrived at any other conclusion We must make the bomb and we must continue to achieve a unity of the west Mayor Shinzo Hamai of Hiro shima scene of the first Abomb can only pray that neither the old atomic bomb nor the new hydrogen will ever be used again You saw Hiroshima It the hydrogen bomb can wipe out 1000000 people at once This is the most horrible thought that ever came into my mind Gen Omar N Bradley chair man of the joint chiefs of I can not say how this will affect U S military strategy as yet I do not I do not think anybody what the hydrogen bomb can do Chairman Brien McMahon D Conn of the joint congressional atomic energy should have a public discussion on the subject of armament races and how they can be halted in the in terests of the peace of the world Chairman William Z Foster and General Secretary Eugene Dennis of the U S communist one man or group of men had the right to bypass the American people and commit them to a de cision to manufacture the hydro gen bomb Every thinking per son in our country is appalled by this blitz against world peace and our countrys national security The Very Rev Hewlett Johnson the red dean of regret to hear it President Truman Gets New Attorney Washington Tru man changed lawyers Wednesday Charles S Murphy 40 year old North Carolinian was sworn in as a year special counsel to the president Justice Tom Clark of the su preme court administered the oath in Mr Trumans office Clark M Clifford 43 who re signed the post to enter private practice in Washington looked on Busy Night for Firemen in Riceville Riceville in this little northeastern Iowa town had a busy night fighting 3 separate fires which caused an estimated damage The first fire was discovered Tuesday night at the H and M Gift Shop Firemen said only mi nor smoke damage was done when a fire started around the furnace in the basement and shot up an air chute into paper stock in a back room Exact cause of the blaze was not determined Fire men extinguished it before much damage was done The 2nd fire was at a farm oper ated by Marion Wright about 4 miles northeast of here Wright and his wife were out on the farm working when the fire was dis covered but neighbors rescued the Wrights small children The house was destroyed and loss was esti mated at The 3rd fire was discovered about a m Wednesday at the home of Charles Potter Firemen were unable to bring the fire un der control and the house and contents valued at were destroyed Firemen said cause of the fire was not determined Potter and his wife were at Cresco at the time of the fire Riceville is in Howard county Experts Say U S Ahead of Russians Power of Weapon to Be Limited by Size of Planes Missiles Washington UR Atomic ex perts predicted Wednesday that this country will produce and test its first hydrogen superbomb with in the year Officials said however that it will not be ready for proving at the new atomic tests scheduled for this spring at Eniwetok island in the Pacific ocean Still they asserted this country is far ahead of Russia in the atom ic arms race 2 to 10 Times Greater Physicists said the first crude Hbomb will be 2 to 10 times as powerfulas todays best plutonium bomb itself the equivalent of nearly 200000 tons of TNT But the power of later refined models will be limited mostly they said by the capacity of the airiJ planes or missiles built to deliver them Bombs of the future con ceivably could fry the largest city on earth in a matter of sec onds Officialsfamiliar with nuclear developments said President Tru mans order of Tuesday that H bomb production be carried for ward came in time to assure II S atomic supremacy for the pres ent at least Know Theory But theyemphasized that Rus sia knows the scientific theory in volved in the Hbomb and can be expected to go all out to catch uj Mr Trumans order saidin feet that the atomic energy com mission must now take the hy drogen bomb off the drawing it has been per fected in put it into the engineering mill at the AECs bomb production laboratory in Sandia N Mex Sandia is where the new wea pon will be changed from theory into fact Scientists said the first test bomb should be ready in something under a year Keokuk Police Arrest Pair for Robberies Keokuk men arrest ed by police after a scuffle early Wednesday were being held by Keokuk authorities for investiga tion of robbery and assault with a deadly weapon Police Captain Ed M Donahue said one of the men was identi fied as Gene Arnold 22 of Dav enport The other man Donahue said is still unconscious in a hos pital and has not been identified definitely He said the man may be Mashe Harris 29 of Denver Colo who escaped Tuesday from a state mens reformatory farm near Anamosa Harris began serving a 10year sentence for theft of an automobile in Kossuth county in 1946 Donahue said the hospitalized man was knocked unconscious with a sap after he put a gun on patrolmen who stopped their car The police captain said the men would be investigated in connec tion with reports of Iowa robber ies at Davenport Buffalo and Burlington Donahue said the hospitalized man was wearing underclothing which bore prison markings He said the pair was driving a Dav enport car and that shotguns and rifles were found in it Arnold did not resist arrest Donahue said Donahue added that the arrest occurred after Patrolmen Elmer Alberts John Pepple and Patrol man Webber stopped the car in downtown Keokuk about 1245 a m Tuesday night 2 holdup men one of them armed got more than irs separate holdups at Dav enport and nearby Buffalo SAME traffic frim put M   

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