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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 4, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Call FBI Chief for Testimony on Fuchs Case Groves Says Scientist Had Access to Vital Information Washington congressional atomic commit tee decided Saturday to call FBI Director J Edgar Hoover for detailed testimony Monday about the British scientist accused of relaying top atomic secrets to Russia Senator McMahpn the committee chairman announced this decision Lt Gen Leslie R Groves wartime head of the atomic proj ect told senators the scientist had access to s wide area ofthe most vital weapons information Members of a senate appropria tions subcommittee already have quoted Hoover as telling them the scientist Doctor Klaus Fuchs had confessed passing along to Mos cow information about the atomic bomb and the projected new hy drogen superbomb Groves now retired had told reporters before his 2 hours of secret testimony that data regard ing the hydrogen superbomb was involved Arrested in London Fuchs a 38yearold German born scientist was arrested in London Friday as a suspected spy for the Russians McMahon talking to reporters stressed these points in Groves testimony Fuchs was among a group of 20 scientists who had access to original work and success upon the first atomic bombs 2 Clearance by Fuchs by t h e British for this top secret work was not questioned by U S offi cials charged responsibility lor security of information Integral Part 3 Fuchs and other British sci entists played an integral part the wartime development of atomic weapons 4 In this work Fuchs had ev ery opportunity of knowing vital information Atgona Man Chosen to Head ISEA Des Moines A E Laurit zen superintendent of schools at Algona Saturday was elected president of the Iowa State Edu cation associations sembly delegate as Wesley A Erbe principal of the Fort Dodge high school was elected vice president Both elec tions were unanimous Hamilton Vasey superintendent of the Independence schools was elected member large at the executive board The assembly which closes its 2day session Saturday adopted a resolution Friday favoring a min imum of 4 years college training to qualify as a teacher in Iowa The assembly also adopted reso lutions calling for reciprocity in teacher certification between Iowa and its 6 contiguous states school district reorganization improved child welfare service and active support of UNESCO and the U N Referred for further study was a resolution offered by the Lee county educational council which would take still a further step in encouraging additional training Presented by Lillian Brannock Keokuk the resolution recom mended that a permanent certifi cate be made the reward forat taining a masters degree or 5 years training plus 5 years suc cessful teaching in an approved school This was referred to the Iowa commission on teacher edu cation and professional standards for further study SWALLOWS KEROSENE Des Moines year old Xateena D Miller daughter of Mr and Mrs Theodore Miller is re covering Saturday after she swal lowed some kerosene from a cup her mother was using to fill some lamps Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Sunny and mild Sun day Clear and cold Saturday night Low 5 below High Sun day 34 Iowa Fair through Sunday Low Saturday night 5 to 10 above north 20 to 25 south Minnesota Partly cloudy and a little warmer Saturday night and Sunday light snow extreme northwest portions Sunday afternoon Low Saturday night zero to 10 below north 5 to 15 above south high Sunday 20 to 25 north 30 to 35 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette feather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 30 Minimum 1 At 8 a m 0 YEAR AGO Maximum t8 Minimum 14 Find Body Buried in Wheat Bin Council Bluffs battery of weary volunteers Friday night reached the body of Arthur F Ma lone about 50 of Council Bluffs who was buried Friday afternoon beneath an avalanche of wheat Workmen said Malone was dead when they finally reached him about 5 p m Efforts to remove the body however were slowed by the shifting grain and choking dust from the wheat Wood planks were being buried in the elevator bin in an attempt to hold back the wheat while the workers brought the body to the surface A fellow workman said Malone sank in the bin of the Rock Island elevator while helping to unload a large leanto storage bin He was sucked under by an avalanche of grain Soviets Let Vehicles Go Into Berlin Berlin The Russians abruptly dropped all inspection of Berlinbound truck traffic shortly before noon Saturday Soviet frontier guards started moving stackedup vehicles through the Helmstedt frontier post at the rate of one every min ute Earlier Saturday the soviet zone economic commission had sent word normal clearance of truck traffic would start Monday West German border police said the backlog of waiting trucks that had reached a maximum of 230 was rapidly disappearing C A Dix U S transport offi cer said he had received the ear lier assurance of plans to permit normal traffic from East German authorities but added he would wait to see if it was true He added normal clearance had been promised last week and had been maintained for only one day The Russians Friday night halted all truck traffic for nearly 3 hours explaining the highway to Berlin was dangerously Icy Later they opened the road and began clear ing trucks at the rate of 5 an hour Long Suffers Heart Attack Winfield La Earl K Long of Louisiana suffered a heart attack and is confined in an oxygen tent at the Winfield gen eral hospital it was disclosed Sat urday The 55yearold governor brother of the late Senator Huey P Kingfish Long was stricken at 1 p m Friday after a hunting trip in Winn parish with 2 com panions One of the men Waldo Cocker ham Denham Springs La a close friend and political aide of Long said the sudden attack occurred after they returned to Longs country home here Lord Norman Banker Dies London Lord Norman longtime governor of the Bank of England and one of the most fa mous of the worlds bankers died at his home here Saturday He was 78 He was born Montagu Collett Norman King George on the ad vice of Winston Churchills coali tion government raised him to the peerage in 1944 in recognition of his service as captain of the bank which manages Britains money He had headed the Bank of Eng land from 1920 to 1944 Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4 1950 This Paper Consists of Two Ono No 101 Memphis Censors Ban Stromboli Showing Memphis Tenn In grid Bergman picture Stromboli1 will probably be banned here City Censor Lloyd T Binford said Sat urday because of the moral char acter of the star Mrs Sid A Law a member of the censorship board added that its disgraceful the way Rita Hay worth and Ingrid Bergman have carried on around the world We all know that ladies arent sup posed to act like that in public ROBERT K GOODWIN AP Iowa GOP Chairman New GOP Chairman Youngish Man With Varied Interests Des Moines youngish man with varied busi ness interests and a keen sense of duty is the new Iowa Republican chairman He is Robert K Goodwin 44 of Redfield He was the surprise choice of t h e GOP committee Thursday somebody else can get bread and night to succeed Whitney Gillil butter from it land of Glemvood resigned He has an interest in sports as Goodwin who could pass for a spectator because he doesnt several years younger stays young have time to participate himself by keeping up with 2 teen age The interest is mainly due to his children Hes a friendly fellow children Ann 14 and Robert F who prefers to be called just 13 Ann plays on the Redfield high Bob school girls basketball team Rob His principal business interest ert on the junior high boys team is managing the Redfield Brick Goodwin passed up a political and Tile company However he chore Friday night to see Ann can be described as a manufac turer banker farmer civic lead er soil conservation enthusiast cuii iuuaci VtilluIL til UlUSiast VJ m vino Boy Scout executive World War area Goodwin attended Drake II veteran and former congress and George Washington univer fa sities He left the latter as a law freshman to work his way up through the ranks of the Redfield Brick and Tile company He has served as mayor of Red field as a member of the Dallas county republican committee and as an officer of the Dallas county Farm Bureau He is a member of the regional executive board of Boy Scouts for the midwest and a member of the national scout council Goodwin owns a 180 acre farm on the edge of Redfield and lives in a spacious house on it He plans to move to Des Moines soon where he has built a new home man as well as political leader In addition to the Redfield plant he has an interest in brick tile and clay products companies at Mason City 3 of Ottum wa Oskaloosa Des Moines and Endicott Nebr Another enterprise in which he has a part is a farm products manufacturing company at Mason City Goodwin took over his new task only about 12 hours after his elec tion which he said was just as much a surprise to him as anyone else In an interview he stressed duty to his state nation party family and generations yet to come Party Harmony Goodwin set party harmony as a major objective said he was aware of differences in the GOP and declared a policy of rebuild ing from the crass roots One of his first acts was to reappoint James S Schramm of Burlington as state GOP finance chairman As he peered into the desk Gil lilland left behind and fidgeted with a lone box of book matches the new chairman said I think it is evenones duty to take part in political life whenever called upon to do so Im taking this job on the basis that I will have the united support of the republican pavty One of the first things is to for get the differences and get every one working together in the inter ests of harmony and victory We simply cannot have factionalism within the party There is no room for it in view of the big job we have to do From Ground Up The party must get right back down to individual precinct work Weve got to start and build from the ground up Goodwin said he had heard from neither Spangler nor Beards ley but that he had been told the governor is well pleased In Washington Spangler called Goodwins selection a very good one Speaking further of his election Goodwin said I had no hunch that I was a candidate or would be elected But this is the time of year when I usually start campaigning for something It was just about 10 years ago that he successfully campaigned for congress He was elected to a short term of about 9 months Duty to Family I didnt run for reelection Goodwin explained largely be cause of my wife and they didnt want me to and I felt a duty to them In World war II Goodwin en tered the navy as a lieutenant and 39 months later after service in both the Atlantic and Pacific he came out a lieutenant com mander Goodwin mentioned soil con servation as a hobby and com mented Weve got to take care of this land We must see that someday basketball Attended Drake A descendant of pioneers in this Goodwin attended Drake Lewis Rejects Move for Coal Fight Truce Naval Court Probes Big Mo Grounding Norfolk Va UR A naval court of inquiry Saturday searched the logs of the battleship Missouri for the answer to the navys 2 most embarrassing questions Who put the big Mo aground And how could it happen in broad daylight in the navys home base The log books turned up Friday when the 3 member court headed by Rear Adm Milton E Miles convened here to investigate and fix responsibility for the accident which left the Missouri stranded like a beached whale in Hampton Roads for 15 days Squarely on the spot were 47 yearold Capt William D Brown and his navigator Lt Cmdr Frank G Morris Jr who were taking the Mo out of Norfolk enroute to Guantanamo Bay Cuba on Jan 17 when the ship ran aground on Thimble Shoal Both officers were named as de fendants in the inquiry which corresponds to a civilian grand jury investigation The courts recommendations could cost them their careers Neither officer got a chance to testify Friday The only witness was Cmdr George E Peckham executive officer of the Missouri who handed over to the court all of the charts that were being used aboard the ship at the time of the grounding and the log books that record every command given and every move made in handling the ship Cmdr Malcolm J Bradbury judge advocate of the court offered the logs as exhibits but did not read them CCC DIRECTOR Washington of Albert J Loveland of Iowa U S undersecretary of agriculture as a director of the commodity credit corporation has been ap proved by the senate agriculture committee Loveland was 1 of 6 men named as directors by Presi dent Truman Rossellini Claims Son of Ingrid Rome Rossellini Italian film director said Satur day that I am the father of In grid Bergmans baby born 2 days ago The registration of the birth will bear the notation father un known to prevent Miss Bergmans husband Dr Peter Lindstrom from making any technical claim to the child Rossellini said Saturdays interview with the United Press was the first Ros sellini has given since the son was born to Miss Bergman Thursday night He said the babys name would be Roberto Ingmar the 2nd name being the Swedish mascu line of Ingrid Rossellini said he would marry Miss Bergman in a civil ceremony as soon as the Swedish actress gets a Mexican divorce from Lind strom Attorneys for Miss Berg man have filed a divorce suit in Mexico Rossellini will make a formal declaration of the paternity of my son immediately there after he added File Charge of Murder on Bednasek Iowa City County Attorney Jack White Saturday filed an information charging Robert E Bednasek 24 Cedar Rapids with first degree murder Bednasek is accused of choking Margaret Anne Jackson Burling ton to death after the couple had attended a party last December Both were University of Iowa stu dents Saturdays move by the county attorney apparently bypasses the grand jury which had been sched uled to investigate the case The grand jury which convenes for the February term of court Mon day however still has the right to investigate Bednasek had pleaded innocent last Dec 15 to a preliminary in formation charging murder and had been bound over to the grand jury He remains in jail held without bond Whites information listed 10 witnesses he said would be called to substantiate the states case Included in the list were Dr Isom A Rankin the physician called when Miss Jacksons death was discovered and 3 students The students are Flora Boulton and Doris Hall of Iowa City and C Warren Shelton who had been ac quainted with Miss Jackson in Denver and had dated her Pull 2 From Burning Auto Marshalltown Grin nell youths pulled 2 fellow towns men from their burning car early Saturday after it left a curve on old highway 30 east of Marshall town RobertKaloupek 22 driver of the car was reported in critical condition at Deaconness hospital with a skull fracture skull depres sion and burns His companion Vaughn Austin 21 suffered only head cuts and was reported in good condition Marshall county Sheriff Harry Jennings credited Eugene Smith and Edward Halstead with saving Kaloupek and Austin from prob able death in the burning car He said Smith and Halstead who were in a car following Kal oupeks as they returned from the MarshaltownGrinnell high school basketball game put out the fire in Kaloupeks car and pulled Kal oupek and Austin from the wreck age They had difficulty in freeing Kaloupek who was pinned be neath the steering wheel Jennings said Smith and Hal stead are about the same age as Kaloupek and Austin Jennings believed Kaloupek may have driven his car on to the high way shoulder to avoid an oncom ing car He said the car may have gone out of control when its wheels hit snow alongside the highway The car ripped through a guide rail and plunged down an 8foot embankment landing on its top It skidded on its top into a dry creek bed and caught fire CROWNED QUEEN Lake View Slanzel 16 Sac City junior high school cheer loader was crowned queen of the Black Hawk Lake winter carnival Friday She is the daugh ter of Mr and Mrs Fred Stanzel AP Wirephoto SNOW WIND AND MORE SNOW snowfall of 133 inches plus high winds turned these trees near the sum mit of Mount Spokane Wash into grotesque shapes Scores Marooned in Oregon Montana After Heavy Snows By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rescue crews battled heavy snow drifts in Oregon and Montana Saturday attempting to rescue scores of stranded motoiists and marooned farmers and ranchers More than 50 persons were stalled for several hours in their cars and in a bus on Columbia River highway aft er a blizzard swept over the Co lumbia river gorge in Oregon Fri day night Police and highway crews early rescued about 40 of the snow trapped travelers near Bonneville Dam east of Portland The last to reach safety were taken into Hood river by a Union Pacific stream liner The train stopped along the highway which parallels the train tracks to pick up travelers from the cars half buried in drifts The highway remained closed Saturday Skiequipped planes flew over isolated farms and ranches in northern Montana and pilots mapped plans to speed medical supplies food and fuel to the marooned residents A critical food shortage was reported in some parts of the Blackfeet In dian reservation east of Glacier national park The storm which whipped over Oregon and Washington brought snow sleet and freezing rains Winds reached a velocity of 65 miles an hour in some areas Indicted on Charge of Liquor Nuisance Des Moines Sestini operator of a night club here was indicted by the Polk county grand jury Friday on a charge of main taining a liquor nuisance Iina Romitti a woman bar tender in the night club known as Tonys Venetian room was in dicted on a similar charge The in dictments grew out of a raid on the restaurant last November by Justice of the Peace Earl Rinehart and his raiders The penalty on conviction on the charge is a fine of from to or a term not exceeding one year in the county jail or both In addition the county attor ney may start action to enjoin or close places which are found to be liquor nuisances Search for Missing Plane Into 9th Day Whitehorse Y T The dog ged search for a fullyloaded mil itary transport that vanished over the Yukon wastes Jan 26 went into its 9th day Saturday The few fragile leads to the fate of the big plane and the 44 per sons aboard have proved ground less A rumor that the U S air force C54 had been located in a nar row canyon between a cliff and glacier was spiked by search head quarters here Friday night REDS TAKE FENGHU Taipei Formosa Chinas nationalists communists island near said Saturday the have taken Fenghu the mainland seaport of Swatow a possible base for an expected r c d invasion attempt against Formosa 9457 Iowa Bonus Checks Ready Monday Des Moines total of 9 457 Iowa bonus checks will be ready for mailing Monday the first to be sent out in 3 Ed Kallemyn bonus board secre tary said Saturday Check mailing was halted Jan 16 because funds were not yet available from sale of the 3rd block of bonds The bonds were signed in Chicago this weekend Of 248707 claims received and acknowledged the board has a breakdown according to the branch of service for 247876 of them The breakdown shows 162855 claims from army veterans 72540 navy 9047 marines 3421 coast guard and 13 public health Kallemyn said 4363 claims have been received from women There have been 8673 beneficiary claims made by relatives of service per sonnel killed in action and 6300 of these have been paid Other cumulative statistical rec ords show Total claims processed and ready for check writing 190396 These have a value of or an average of a check Checks mailed 181621 High claim number on checks ready for writing 236999 Waltham Watch Company Closed Waltham Mass Wal tham Watch coun trys it would shut down Friday The companys 1200 employes will be paid off at 3 p m CST The announcement by William McMorrow assistant to the pres ident followed closely the Recon struction Finance Corporations re fusal Thursday to permit diversion 01 RFC iunds to working capital C47 Crashes Into Sea With 3 Aboard San Juan P R JP A U S airforcc C47 transport plane with 2 officers and 1 enlisted man aboard crashed into the sea late Friday night just off the Puerto Rican coast Army and navy rescue officials said there was little hope for sur vivors as the plane apparently had hit the water at full flying speed Identification of the men was withheld Officials said the plane look off between heavy rainstorms from its base at Roosevelt Road carrying 3500 pounds of equipment for use in amphibious maneuvers It crashed 2 miles northeast of the U S naval station here Report Full Scale Strike Due Monday Mines Have Not Been in Full Production Since Last of June Washington L Lewis advised President Trurnan Satur day the miners do not wish 3 strangers to fix their wages and working conditions His statement was taken as a flat rejection of the presidents proposal for a truce in the coal strike while a presidential board investigates and recommends a settlement A 500word letter from the United Mine Workers leader was delivered to the white house at a m It did not in so many words reject or accept either the fact finding proposition or the presidential plea that normal production be restored on Monday while negotiations continued Only Word United Mine Workers represent atives said that the letter one of the most cryptic Lewis ever has used in a be the only word from their chief over the weekend Lewis made his reply in the midst of reports that strikes would continue or possibly spread in the fields next week In Illinois it was reported that Lewis already had telegraphed local leaders across the nation that a full scale strike was set for Monday Doubt Return There was doubt too that even a direct order from Lewis would restore normal work in the mines The bitter contract struggle which began last spring has kept the mines closed down or working only a 3day week since a mine union contract expired June 30 From western Pennsylvania home of half of the 100000 miners who were on strike last week came word that only a contract would send them back to the pits now Lewis reference to 3 strangers was to Mr Trumans proposal for a 3 man factfinding board Under the presidents plan all 3 would be named by the chief executive and would represent the none from industry labor or the government Vote Western Electric Strike New York thous and installation workers of West ern Electric company said Satur day they would strike at 5 a m CST Wednesday unless their current wage dispute is settled Western Electric is a subsidiary of the American Telephone and Telegraph company The announcement by the in stallation workers members of division 6 of he CIO Communi cations Workers of America co incides with nationwide strike plans announced earlier by num erous other groups of telephone workers against the Bell Telephone system Socialists Leave French Cabinet Paris socialist walkout split Frances coalition govern ment Saturday and ended abruptly the third force cabinet combine which has been in power since 1947 Five socialist cabinet ministers and 4 secretaries of state with cabinet rank quit on the orders of the socialist partys steering com mittee The resignations stemmed from a dispute with Premier Georges Bidault on bonuses for low bracket wage earners Bidault accepted the resigna tions but decided not to quit him self as a coalition government head normally would after a walkout by one of the main par ties of the coalition SAME Mil M hvart   

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