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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 3, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI HOME EDITION MASON CITY DOLLAR DAYS Thuridoy Friday end Saturday Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3 1950 BIG MOS BENT Lt W N HoSick touches a bent section of a propeller on the U S S Mis souri Thursday in drydock at the Norfolk navy ship wards Salvage experts said several minor nicks were inflicted on the ships propellers when she ran aground on shoal in Chesapeake bay Jan 17 She was freed Wednesday Ingrid Bergmans Son Is Tentatively Named Roberto Rome Bergman is the mother of a new blueeyed baby named Ro her doctors said Friday both srfe and Italian Film Director Roberto Rossellini are very very happy about it The beautiful 34yearold Swedish of such films as Joan of Arc and Arch of announced that she intends to marry Rossellini as soon as sheobtains adivbrceVfifbm Dr Peter Lindstrom of Hollywood who visited her In Sicily just 9 months ago Friday She filed suit in Mexico last week Rosellini Present Dr Pier Luigi Guidotti who delivered the 7 pound 14 ounce baby at 7 p m noon CST Thursday said Rossellini was with Miss Bergman when he left the hospital Friday morning There was no comment from Dr Lindstrom on the arrival of his wifes new baby A spokesman for Rossellini was quoted here as saying Miss Bergman and Rossel lini have agreed to baptize the child and bring him up in the Catholic faith Ingrid is a protest ant Rossellini a Catholic The baby doing nicely Friday morning is an Italian citizen un der Italian law and will always be considered so Miss Bergman although she took out first papers for American citizenship remains a Swedish citizen Her husband is an American citizen Rosellini is an Italian In Italy One Year Miss Bergman has been in Italy a year engaged in making a pic Rossel linis direction Their romance burst into headlines in the spring and Dr Lindstrom came here on April 29 and on May 3 visited his wife at Messina Sicily He left Italy on May 6 There were published reports here that the baby arrived 3 weeks before the expected date After her husbands visit Miss Bergman issued a statement that she would rejoin him after com pleting the film but in August she announced she wanted a divorce and planned to retire from the screen to marry Rossellini Both Rossellini and Lindstrom are 42 years old Miss Bergmans firsl child Pia aged 11 is with her fa ther in Hollywood Dr Guidotti said the birth was absolutely normal and declared Miss Bergman will breast feed the child for at least a month Ford Plant Goes on 6Day Week Detroit JP Bent on getting nearly a million cars trucks anc tractors off its assembly lines in the first half of 1950 the Ford Motor Co is boosting the work week for many of its employes As part of this 15000 workers at the key Rouge plant are going on a 6day week The move affects workers at 1 factories including the Roug and Highland Park plants here and plants at Chester Pa Long Beach Cal and Chicago Fords total employment is about 106000 Tuner Tuned Up Greenville S Car corder James M Richardson lev led a fine on a piano tuner who said he drank ah ell a c thinner to tune up hi nerves INGRID BERGMAN Anderson Can Get Retrial Judge Rules Iowa City Harold D Evans Friday granted a defense request for a retrial in the Oscar Anderson case Anderson charged with the shooting of Clifford Kelly in April 1948 was found guilty by a jury January 19 of assault with intent o commit murder He asked the retrial charging the jurors with misconduct in that they had access to a copy Ihe Iowa City PressCitizen con taining accounts of the trial and related matters while they were deliberating Judge Evans said in his ruling that the decision was based on testimony of one juror who had held out against the maximum sentence but laer changed his vate to agree with the remainder of the jury The jurors testimony at a hear ing this week was transcribed in the ruling and indicated that the juror was not certain if the read ing of the newspaper had affected his decision Outlines Excise Tax Cut Plans Secretary Snyder Sets Million as Reduction Limit Washington JP Secretary of the Treasury Snyder told congress Friday that excise tax reduction must be limited to about 000000 Spelling out details that had been sketched broadly by Presi dent Truman on Jan 23 Snyder outlined the administrations ex cise sales tax reduction program at the opening of the house com mittee tax hearings A new 10 per cent tax to be levied upon television sets at the manufacturers level is expected to yield extra revenue This would partly offset total planned reductions in excise taxes of In his text how ever Snyder used the round fig ure of Lists Redactions These excise tax reductions were outlined Cutting the 4 20 per cent retail furs luggage and wom ens handbags jewelry and toilet 10 per cent Cutting long distance telephone and telegraph tax charges from 25 to 15 per cent the tax on rail bus airline and ship passenger tickets from 15 to 10 per cent and repeal ing outright the 3 per cent freight haul tax The administration plan called for flat exemption of baby oils powders and lotions from the tax on toilet preparations The baby oil tax has provoked especially strong objections Plugging these loopholes Sny der said is expected to yield the net loss through ex cise tax reductions less the expected from the new television Amplifies Plan In addition Snyder amplified the presidents plan for getting an extra from the cor poration income tax and estate and gift taxes with these recom mendations Collecting a year more from corporations by rais ing the present 38 per cent gen eral corporate rate to 42 per cent However the 42 per cent levy only to profits in excess of a year Profits under that would be subject only to the present lower rates which average 23 per cent Snyder said this actually would reduce taxes for corporations with incomes between and approximately The extra yield he said would come from less than 10 per cent of all cor porations A large scale revision of estate and gift taxes was proposed to raise an extra Snyder suggested putting estate and gift taxes together under rates starting at 10 per cent and apply ing the present top rate of 77 per cent at instead of He proposed substitu tion of a dual transfer tax sys tem for the present separate estate and gift taxes This Paper Consists of Two One No Atomic Scientist Put Under Arrest RESCUED STRANDED Carstens owner and operator of an airfield in Pinconning Mich and a veteran of 51 bombing missions in World war II is shown with his plane after flying 12 men over a crack in the ice which isolated them from shore on a lake near here The men were fishing on the ice when the large crack appeared Carstens removed the men 2 at a time in gusty weather Redfield Man Will Succeed Gillilland as GOP Chairman Announce Lutheran Youth Conference Belle Plaine people of the Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod will have a chance to at tend youth conferences Feb 5 and 12 the Rev Walter S Wendt an nounced Friday Mr Wendt is chairman of the Christian growth department of the Iowa district east Walther league which is sponsoring the scries The first conference will be in Belle Plaine next Sunday The other 2 will be at Hampton and DeWitt Feb 12 Mr Wendt said the conferences have been ar ranged in an effort to present a constructive program to the youth Official for NAACP Weds White Woman Washington S Perry an official of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Friday dis closed he has married Ruth Wey and a white attorney Miss Weyand a former lowan who is with the national labor relations board had been sued earlier this month for alienation of affection by Perrys former wife Mrs Olive J Perry Disclosure of the marriage was made in a suit filed in U S dis trict court In it Perry said he and Miss Weyand were married by the Rev Charles H Este on Sept 26 1949 in Montreal Canada Perry asked the court to re strain his former wife from con tinuing her civil suit which he said was brought with the evil desire to embarrass humiliate and harrass him In bringing the suit Perry said the former Mrs Perry acted wickedly and maliciously Perry said that Mrs Olive Perry on June 17 1949 signed an agree ment not to molest him in any Des Moines Robert K Goodwin 43 of Redfield is the new republican state chairman for Iowa He was selected in a surprise move Thursday night by the GOP state central committee to succeed Whitney Gillilland who resigned It was the first time in 26 years the state committee had gone out side its own ranks to choose a chairman Goodwin said he would accept the post Goodwin defeated James S Schramrn of Burlington chairman of the committees subcommittee on finance The result of the one secret ballot was 104 for Good win He will serve until July when the partys state convention chooses the committee and the committee in turn selects a chair man 14 Present way Furthermore h e contended when she obtained her divorce in the Virgin islands on Aug 10 1949 she attributed it solely to the quarrelsomeness of the de fendant 8 Sons in Service Morley Mich the armed forces is nothing new in the family of Mr and Mrs Ralph Ticombe Their boy Sidney has joined the army making a total of eight sons they now have in the various branches of the serv ice Fourteen of the 16 committee members were present Only Mrs Gertrude Wilharm Sumner who is in South America and Mrs O G Clause Jefferson who is in Chicago were absent The meeting which lasted an hour and a half was called after Gillilland caught the state in cluding the committee by surprise when he announced last Tuesday his intention to re sign Gillilland called the special meeting to name his successor Goodwin was nominated by W Keith Hamill of Newton Schramm was proposed by Mrs Margaret Hinderman of Wapello Before the meeting Hamill and S R Torgeson of Lake Mills had been the leading candidates for the chairmanship Nominates Goodwin Hamill told the meeting he had been an avowed candidate but wished to nominate Goodwin Tor geson said he made up his mind only Thursday evening to be a candidate Both Hamill and Torge son said they wanted to do what would be for the best interests of the party The selection of Goodwin was obviously a compromise move to prevent a showdown between Tor geson who had the backing of Gov William S Beardsley sup porters and Hamill associated with those supporting National Committeeman Harrison C Spang ler Goodwin an official of the Red field Brick and Tile company served as a congressman from the old 6lh district for about a year ending in 1940 He was elected to fill the unexpired term of the late C C Dowell of Des Moines Goodwin did not seek reelection A graduate of Drake and George Washington universities Goodwin was mayor of Redfield about 30 miles west of Des Moines in 1938 He is a son of William J Goodwin Des Moines banker He served as a navy officer in World war II He is married and has 2 children On motion of Mrs Alice E Figg of Des Moines and a 2nd by Doud the resignation of Gillilland was accepted with regret Robert K Goodwin new chair man of the state republican cen tral committee is vice president and member of the board of the Mason City Brick and Tile com pany and vice president and board member of the Rolfe Products company here He is well known in Mason City and Clear Lake being a frequent visitor here SAME Mar miani 3i hears POPE TO SPEAK Vatican City Pope Pius Xll will broadcast in English Feb 26 a special appeal to children to aid the poor children of Europe and Asia Call Groves to Testify About Fuchs Washington Fri day summoned Lt Gen Leslie R Groves wartime head of the U S atomic bomb project to testify Saturday about a British atomic scientist arrested in London on suspicion of passing Abomb se crets to Russia Senator McMahon made the announcement after a meeting of the joint congressional atomic energy committee with the atomic energy commission Mc Mahon is chairman of the congres sional group Dr Groves now a vice president of the RemingtonRand company issued the following statement Fri day at Norwalk Conn Fuchs was at Los Alamos as a member of the British mission which worked at Los Alamos dur ing the development of the atomic bomb He was not the head of this mission nor was he one of the top members but he was in the next rank He had an important and responsible position In this position he was neces sarily afforded access to a great deal of information both as to our development and future possibil ities and proposed developments Like all other members of the Brit ish mission his responsibility dis cretion and loyalty were vouched for by his own government ROBERT K GOODWIN Levsen Says Goodwin Is Good Choice DeWitt K Good wins election as state republican chairman will enhance harmony in the party De Witt Attorney Marvin Levsen said Friday Levsen recently called on both Goodwins predecessor Whitney Gillilland and national GOP Com mitteeman Harrison E Spangler to resign He accused them of fail ing to win support for the party from workers farmers and young voters Levsen said he was glad the state central committee named Goodwin to succeed Gillilland be cause he does not belong to any faction The party needs new blood more than anything else Levsen said He said he would continue his efforts to get Spangler to resign Gillilland said he quit to devote move attention to his law practice and to give 1950 candidates time to consult with a new chairman CLAUS FUCHS Supply Coal for School at Greene Des Moines school at Greene in Butler county has just one days supply of coal but it wont have to close State Fuel CoOrdinator Rodney Q Selbys office said Friday M K Sperry superintendent of the school called Selbys office Friday morning to report the situ ation The office knew of a trucker who had a load of the needed stoker coal waiting for just such a call An additional supply is expected to be forward ed to Greene during the weekend GOP May Have Wide Range of Choice for 52 Washington unofficial field of at least 6 presidential pos sibilities indicated Friday that re publicans may have a wide range of political choice in picking their 1952 nominee Gov Earl Warrens decision to seek a 3rd term as governor of California put him back into the presidential picture He thus joined a field that entirely unofficialy includes Senator Robert A Taft of Ohio Gen Dwight D Eisenhower Presi dent Harold E Stassen of the Uni versity of Pennsylvania Gov Al fred E Driscoll of New Jersey and Senator Kenneth Wherry of Ne braska Warren who won both major party nominations for governor 4 years ago may face James Roose velt son of the late president in a November battle If the republican governor could duplicate his feat of 1946 and de feat Roosevelt in the primary he would be a hard man to stop for the 1952 GOP nomination A No vember victory over Roosevelt or any democrat who defeated the presidents son in the primary would give Warren almost as much prestige Warren ranks in about the same GOP classification as Gov Alfred E Driscoll of New Jersey who may have his eye en the 1952 nom ination Driscoll ducked questions about his ambitions at a news con ference here Thursday Stassen is keeping outwardly clear of the Pennsylvania contest But no politician has any doubt that the university president former governor of Minnesota re tains his presidential ambitions Taft and Wherry have been making their sometimes conflict ing views known almost daily in the senate They are expected to join however in a forthcoming statement of party principles on which senate and house policy drafting committees may complete preliminary work Friday End Testimony in Trial Over Mercy Slaying Bridgeport Conn sides ended their testimony Friday after a state psychiatrist swore that Carol Ann Paight was sane when she shot her father to death Court recessed until next Tues day when state and defense will deliver final arguments before the mercy murder case goes to the jury The physician Dr Joseph M Lesko said he examined the 21 year old blond 5 times since the shooting In addition he said he had heard every word of testi mony at her trial including that of a defense psychiatrist who la belled her insane States Attorney Lorin W Willis asked the witness if Carol was sane when she shot her cancer stricken father last Sept 23 The defense objected but the cour ruled it was the same sort o question admitted from defens witnesses Dr Lesko then replied Sh was sane Carol took the stand Thursday Her 6foot form shook as she whispered I dont remember to all questions about the mercy kill ing The girl is pleading temporary insanity to the 2nd degree murder charge which carries mandatory life imprisonment on conviction Thieves Break Into Beardsleys Store New Virginia The drug store owned by Gov Willinm S Beardsley was broken into Thurs day night by burglars who took 40 cartons of cigarets 12 boxes of ci gars and a small amount of change The drug store was one of 6 places burglarized Doors and windows were pried open to gain entrances Other places broken into were 2 grocery stores a radio shop cafe anci garage More than in cash 120 cartons of cigarets and other merchandise were taken Windsors Leaving Texas for Mexico San Antonio Tex The Duke and Duchess of Windsor leave Texas Friday for Mexico and a visit to the fabulous ranch of a Texas tycoon They received a royal welcome at Houston Thursday night A crowd estimated at 2500 showed up at the railroad station there for a glimpse of the former Ving of England and his Ameri can wife Seek to Call FBI Chief in Coplon Trial New York UR Judith Cop Ions defense will seek to call J Edgar Hoover FBI chief as a witness her attorney Archibak Palmer announced to Federal Judge Sylvester J Ryan Friday Miss Coplon and Valentine Gub itchev Russian engineer are on trial in Ryans court on a charge of conspiracy to steal governmen secrets Palmer said he wanted Hoove to testify about decoy messages which the government charge were found in Miss Coplons purs the night she was arrested with Gubitchev Im making the announcemen now so the government canno claim that it comes as a surpris or as a delaying tactic Palme said Ryan said he would rule wher the messages were introduced in evidence Accused of jiving Away Top Secrets FBI Works With British on Case 2 Leaks Are Cited London IP A topranking British physicist who worked on ttomic bombs in the United Hates for 3 years was charged in ourt Friday with giving away atomic secrets directly or indi rectly useful to an enemy The U S Federal Bureau of nvestigation announced in Wash ngton it had worked with the British in breaking the case High officials in a position to know said it involved 2 specific atomic eaks to Russia The specific charge said one leak was in the United States in 1945 the other in England in 1947 Brought Into Court Claus Fuchs 38 Germanborn atomic physicist who has been one of the ranking experts at the British atomic laboratory in Har well was brought to Bow street ourt Friday on 2 counts of violat ing the official secrets act His trial was set for next Friday In a fog of official secrecy the all slight and balding scientist then was whisked off to a cell at the Bow street court Security officers said he would be taken Friday night to Brixton prison in southeast London to await his trial Fuchs had no lawyer and he did not ask Chief Magistrate Lau rence Dunne whether he could be admitted to bail He stood silent while the clerk of the court read out the charges First Chargre The first charge said that Fuchs being a British subject x x oa a day in February 1945 in the United States of America x x x communicated to a person un known information relating to atomic research x x x which might be directly or indirectly useful to an enemy The 2nd said that Fuchs for a purpose prejudicial to the safety or interests of the state on a day in 1947 communicated to a person unknown information relating to atomic research which might be directly or indirectly useful to an enemy Washington sources said Fuchs worked on the Abomb in the United States from late 1943 un til June 1946 and that his posi tion in Britains atomic setup was comparable to that held during the war by J Robert Oppen heimer who directed the Los Ala mos N Mex Abomb laborato ries Truman Names Peel as Census Director Washington v e s i d e n Truman Friday nominated Dr Roy Victor Peel Indiana univer sity professor to be director of Ih census bureau Dr Peel is 53 a native of De Moines veteran of the first Wort war an author of numerous book and articles on administration politics local and foreign govern ment and regional planning The census bureau job has been vacant since the late J C Cap retired last July Flood Waters Make Thousands Homeless in South Midwest By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS More than 46000 persons were homeless and other thousands faced possible evacuation from rising flood waters in 7 central and southern states Friday But the floodcausing rains have ended and skies were clear Some swollen rivers reached crests at upstream points Barring further rain flood dangers seemed likely to decline over the weekend in several critical zones The homeless included 22000 in Arkansas 12000 in southeast Mis souri and 12000 in Kentucky Surging streams including th Ohio river blocked many high ways and forced some schools t close West Virginia Ohio Indian and Tennessee also had floodeu areas Three persons have drownec in West Virginia The Ohio river past the 52foo flood stage in Cincinnati headec for a predicted crest 605 fee about midnight Saturday 7 YEAR SENTENCE Boone E Martin 53 was sentenced by District Judge H E Fry Thursday to serve 7 years in the state penitentiary at Ft Madison on a charge of writ ing and uttering a false check Martin was arrested in Carroll earlier this week after writing a check at a grocery store on the pretext of sending groceries to a charitable organization Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Sunny and warmer Saturday Low Friday night 10 High Saturday 32 Iowa Fair and warmer through Saturday except increasing cloudiness and turning colder extreme north Jate Saturday Low Friday night 1015 north 1520 south South to southwest winds 1520 miles per hour Fri day Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 5 to 10 degrees below normal Nor mal highs 29 to 37 normal lows 11 to 18 Colder air will over spread the state Sunday and in tensify Tuesday S n o w f a 11 when melted will average less than of an inch occurring as light snow Sunday night and Monday Minnesota Partly cloudy Friday night warmer south portion Partly cloudy Saturday and slightly colder north and cen tral portions Low Friday night 5 to 10 above north 10 to 15 south High Saturday 8 to 15 north to 18 to 28 south IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at jB a m Friday Maximum 19 Minimum 1 At 8 a m 1 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 17 IS   

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