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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 7, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 7 1950 11 im i ft low his son to be a minerHe promised however he would follow Lewis to the end Des Moines Man Choice for Marshal Washington Guy M Gillette DIowa announced Tuesday he has recommended Dan McEniry of Des Moines to be U S marshal for southern Iowa Gillette said in a statement that his recommendation to the justice department was made after poll ing the democratic state central committee which gave McEniry a 2 to 1 majority The other leading contenders Gillette said are James Donaldof Corydon and G T Clark of Knoxville McEniry would replace James GiUespie retiring because of poor health Gillettes candidate is a veteran of both World wars and an insurance executive He has beenactive in democratic politics in Iowa The administrations failure to appoint a candidate recommended by Gillette to be U S federal judge for southern Iowa has stalled filling of that post for months President Truman named Carroll O Switzer over candidates recommended by the senator This nomination has been stalled in senate judiciary committee for several months Benes Followers Slated for Trial Prague Czechoslovakia large group of followers of the late President Eduard Benes is reported coming up for trial on charges of plotting to overthrow the present communistled gov ernment The reports were unconfirmed officially but came from persons in a position to know They said the trial would come in a very short time Those to be tried according to the informants are all former national socialist party members of the former parliament To Draft Women Into Polish Army Warsaw Poland are to be drafted into the Polish army for the first time in his tory The Polish diet parliament Monday passed a conscription act calling for military training of women in ground forces air force navy and antiaircraft units Burglar Escaped by Leaping 6 Stories New York burglar trapped in an office building just off 5th avenue escaped from guards early Tuesday by leaping 6 stories into a heavy netting over a skylight He then made his way to the street front a 2ndstory extension The unidentified burglar had been seized by 2 guards of the Holmes Electric Protective com pany Search of the office showed that nothing had been disturbed No Beardsley Comment on GOP Declaration Des Moines William S Beardsley had no comment Tuesday on the restatement of party principles adopted by the republican national committee and house and senate GOP members Beardsley a candidate for re Bomination in the June 5 repub lican primary said he had not yet Mid time to study the GOP statev mfeht Coal FactFinding Board Calls Several Witnesses Washington Trumans high speed fact finding board Wednesday called on John L Lewis and the soft coal operators for an explanation of their long dispute The board set up by Mr Truman under the TaftHartlev law Monday and given less than one week to report sum moned several anonymous witnesses for Tuesday after Vl ri vi T T M noon aryl invited Lewis the operators to begin their testimony Wednesday morn ing Chairman David L Cole of the 3man board told a news confer ence he did not anticipate any need to subpena Lewis and the United Mineworkers as was necessary in March 1948 during a pension strike To Call Boyd Ching The unidentified witnesses to be consulted Tuesday afternoon were known to include Dr James Boyd director of the bureau of mines and Conciliation Director Cyrus S Ching who sought vainly last fall to bring the operators and Lewis together By all signs coalstarved indus tries will be closing down right and left within 10 days or 2 weeks un less the miners go back to the pits A shutdown of any length could deal a body blow to hopes for a prosperous 1950 Coal production was down to inconsequential amounts An Associated Press check Tues day morning in 14 states showed about 372800 miners striking Whats more many were saying they would not be blackjacked into working under the TaftHart ley law 2 Weeks Supply While coal above ground amounts to about a 2 weeks supply it is poorly distributed Some industries have supplies to last longer than that Others cant stay in operation that long Duquesne Light 9ompany in the heart of the coal country at Pitts burgh said it had supplies to last only a week The utility furnishes power to 2000 plants Railroads and steel mills which already have laid off 20000 work ers faced the prospect of dropping others Further cuts in train serv ice also were being mapped Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and continued mild through Wednesday Low Tuesday night 25 High Wed nesday 37 Iowa Partly cloudy through Wed nesday No decided change in temperature Low Tuesday night 2632 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 3 to 6 degrees above normal for the next 5 days Normal highs 30 to 36 Normal lows 12 to 18 con tinued mild Wednesday and Thursday Turning somewhat colder Friday and Saturday Warmer again Sunday Precipi tation will average Oth to Oth of an inch occurring as rain about Thursday and rain or snow Friday Minnesota Mostly cloudy a little light freezing Tuesday night drizzle locally Wednesday cloudy and some light rain or snow extreme north decided change in temperature Low Tuesday night 20 to 25 north near 30 south High Wednesday near 35 north to near 40 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 36 Minimum 25 At 8 a m 26 YEAR AGO Maximum 12 Minimum 3 New NSLI Dividend Is Due in 51 W a s h in g t o n tf another big dividend Theres on World war II veterans life insurance coming up next year It wont be nearly as large as the payment now being distributed but it will run into millions The veterans administration has informed congress it plans to pay out about 65 per cent of the new special dividend in the first 6 months of 1951 and the rest be fore the end of that year Thereafter said H W Breining VAs insurance administrator the national service life insurance pro gram probably will start paying dividends annually in the years when a surplus is available We have no idea of the amount that will be available for the 1951 dividend payment Breining told a reporter We wont have until we de termine our mortality experience for the years involved and the size of the reserves that must be set up to cover the many contin gencies This Paper Consists of Two NO m Britain Is Blamed in Fuchs Case FBI Chief Says He Cannot Get Details of Any Confession Washington a w m a ker Tuesday blamed ponderous Brit ish legal procedure for hamper mg FBI pursuit of further atomi leaks in the Klaus Fuchs case They expressed fear that tht delay may enable some suspect to skip this country FBI Director J Edgar Hoove was reported to have told senator that thus far he has been unable to get from the British full detail of any confession that may have been made by Fuchs Fuchs 38yearold German born scientist accused of passing along top some hy drogen to the Russians is believed to have hac accomplices in this country May Have to Wait But lawmakers said they were told that until the British justice department releases its records the FBI may have to wait for the result that some suspects might get out of this country unmolested British justice authorities are understood to be keeping Fuchs completely from Scotland Yard Hoover goes to capitol hill Tues day for the 3rd time p m CST to talk behind closed doors with time with the senate appropriations subcommit tee to which he first divulged some of the FBIs activities in the case last week Senator Bricker member of the congressional atomic committee told reporters the 1943 Quebec agreement which the late President Roosevelt en tered into with Great Britain and Canada should be made public Pertinent to Case The secret pact was regarded by Bricker and others as pertinent to the case They feel it may have opened the way for foreign scien tists to come to the United States to work on the Abomb without U S security checks Bricker said he intended to ask the proper witnesses about it Senator Hickenlooper RIowa sought unsuccessfully to get the text of the agreement last year during the investigation of the atomic energy commission Fire Destroys Meservey Shop completely de stroyed the Herman Viekkant im plement shop a frame structure one block east of the business sec tion and caused some damage to the Herman Fisher implement building next to it about midnight Monday Loss is estimated at Fire departments from Meservey Thornton and Belmond fought the blaze all night and kept it confined almost entirely to the place of ori gin Several holes were burned in the roof of thie Fisher building but it was saved by its brick walls The wind was from the southeast which probably saved the entire town from destruction The building was owned by Al bert Hafferman of Meservey The loss included all the repair tools in the place a tractor pickup truck and a semitrailer tractor The fire had made such headway when the department arrived that nothing could be saved Mrs Mary Thomas who lives a block away from the building smelled smoke and called her neighbors who turned in the alarm The Fisher building contained a large quantity of new farm ma chinery which escaped damage Navy Develops New AirtoAir Rocket Washington navy has developed a hardhitting new air craft rocket for airtoair combat The department of defense an nounced Monday that the weapon the Mighty las been successfully testfired over the California desert A navy officer described it as the first successful U S airtoair rocket Soviet Union in Another UN Walkout Lake Success N Y sia walked out of the United Na tions economic and social council Tuesday after failing to unseat the Chinese nationalists and Chiang Kaisheks representative told the little assembly that the kremlins actions call for the expulsion of the Soviet Union from the entire world organization The 18nation economic and so cial council rejected by a vote of 10 to 3 with 5 abstentions a mo lion by Russian Delegate Semyon K Tsarapkin to exclude the rep resentative of the Kuomintang group from membership in the council Russia Czechoslovakia and Po land voted In favor of the motion Britain France Denmark India and Pakistan abstained Australia Belgium Brazil Canada Chile China Iran Mexico Peru and the United States voted against it Tsarapkin followed by the dele gations of Poland and Czechoslo vakia led his gzoup from the council chamber after warning that Russia would refuse to recog nize as legal any actions the group might take in its absence While Tsarapkin waged his un successful fight in the economic and social council Doctor Tingfu F Tsiang chief of the Chinese nationalist delegation began his denunciation of Russia before the interim committee or little assem bly meeting across the corridor Tsiang quoted Secretary of State Dean Achesons statement to the Washington Press club that the kremlin sought to detach the 4 northern provinces of China and annex them to the Soviet Union Strauss to Leave AEC Washington L Strauss resigned Tuesday as a member of the atomic energy com mission President Truman accept ed the resignation effective April 15 In a letter made public by the white house Strauss said he want ed to return to his private affairs from which I have been sepa rated for so long Mr Truman said that he under stands why Strauss after 9 years in the public service wants to return to private pursuits The resignation of Strauss leaves 2 posts 1o be filled by Mr Truman on the AEC Chairman David E Lilienthal who resigned some time ago agreed to stay on until Feb 15 and Mr Truman stillis looking for someone to fill that vacancy To Put Off Phone Strik e 16 Days n CHECK CAMPAIGN STATEMENTA republican quartet checksthe party s 1950 campaign statement of principle which the GOP national committee Mon day outlined for its political program The republicans said the issue will be liberty T 4 left to are RaIPh Gates fonma Indiana governor Mrs Gilford Mayes of Kellogg Ida National Chairman Guy G Gabrielson and Harold Mitch enotmrtlord Conn all members of the republican national committee Shortage of Water Felt in Indianola Indianola a water shortage here and Mayor L H Myers said Tuesday it may be 3 or 4 days before a normal supply is available Myers said the shortage resulted when the pumping station was shut down Monday so pipes could be installed in a new 8th now in use to furnish water to this city of 5000 population The mayor said it has been necessary to keep pumps going 24 hours a day during the fall and winter to furnish a normal water supply He said Indianola uses shallow wells and the moisture deficiency during the summer and fall of 1949 made it necessary to keep the pumps going constantly to furnish enough water for the city Myers said the city will have to decide soon whether to supple ment its present supply with deep wells or from a nearby lake The mayor said it will be dif ficult to get a reserve built up now because the residents use it up as fast as the pumping station gets a little ahead Skipper of U S S Missouri Relieved of His Command Norfolk Va The skipper who ran the battleship Missouri on a mudbank was relieved of command Tues dayrafrleast temporarily the navy said Adm William M Fechteler commander in chief of the Atlantic fleet said the Big Mos former skipper Capt H Page Smith would take over the navys only active battle ship again for the time being and at least until the legal fi i yvC A A 1 Carol Paight Case to Go to Jury Tuesday Bridgeport Conn UR The case or Carol Paight who killed ler cancertortured father goes to a jury of 9 mothers and 3 fath ers Tuesday The superior court jury of mid dleaged parents was scheduled to begin deliberating the fate of the slim college senior with the long olden hair at midafternoon Whether a July wedding for Carol and her col ege boy friend hung on the urys decision in the mercykill ng trial was a question that Carol and her family and the boy friend would not answer The boy friend Robert Ander on 23 a senior with Carol at Vew England college Henniker N H wouldnt say yes or no tore sorts that he and Carol tentatively had planned a wedding for next July The county jailors would not ct anyone talk to Carol Reached by telephone at Henni er Monday night Anderson con irmcd that I have been going vith her Asked if he wanted to deny the wedding story he said Ill tell you Id just as soon wait a while and say something later on Carol is charged with 2ndde ree murder The law decrees a ife sentence on conviction Carol pleaded innocent The defense contended she was nsane at the time she shot her ather Police Sgt Carl W Paight proceedings of a naval of inquiry are completed Also relieved were the naviga tor and operations officers Capt William D Brown who was taking the Missouri out on her first cruise under his com mand faces a 4member boarc of inquiry which seeks to place blame for the big Mos humiliating 15day stay on a Hampton Roads mudbanks The Atlantic fleet announce ment said it is fair and proper that the commanding officer navi gator and other officers defend ing themselves should not have the additional burden of the re sponsibility of the ship during the present legal proceedings Admiral Fechteler said if dock trials of the Missouri are success ful Tuesday she will leave for sea trial Wednesday and return Thursday morning Meanwhile the big Mos opera tions officer Cmdr John Ray mond Millet told the board of in quiry he heard the navigator tell the captain twice we must come right just before the ship ran aground He said he did not hear the cap tain give any definite order for a change in course just before the Missouri mired in the mudbank The Missouris executive of ficer Cmdr George Peckham Cresco Iowa testifiedMonday he sent 2 recommendations that the ship change course as he saw it approach and pass to the left of a buoy marking the leftmost limit of the safe channel SUPPORT RUSSIA Tokyo Peiping radio roadcast Tuesday said Chinas ommunists supported Russias emand that Japanese Emperor iirohito be tried as a war crim Court Affirms Rail Right of Operation Des Moines Iowa su preme court Tuesday affirmed an Iowa commerce commission order granting the Illinois Central rail road permission to operate over 438 miles of routes including Du buque Waterloo Charles City Fort Dodge Cherokee Rock Rap ids LeMars and Sioux City The H and W Motor Express Co had appealed from the com merce commission order contend ing the railroads routes dupli cated existing service Waverfy Approves School Bond Issue Waverly citizens voted 1500 to 251 in favor of issu ing in bonds for construc tion of a new Irving grade school building and remodeling the Lin coln grade school at a special elec tion Monday It was the heaviest vote in the history of the town bn a school issue Architects will prepare plans immediately and construction may get underway this summer school officials said CHURCH LEADER tor Neils Christian Carlsen 65 president of the United Evan gelical Lutheran Church of America died at his home in Blair Nebr Monday night A native of Denmark he had been president of the church since 1925 He was a member of the executive committee of the American Lutheran conference and was a delegate to the Luth eran World conference at Co penhagen Denmark in 1929 WolkoutWas Slated for Wednesday Delay Is Asked by Cyrus Ching New Deadline Is Feb 24 Washington The ClOCom munications Workers Tuesday postponed until Feb 24 a nation wide telephone strike it had called for Wednesday at 6 a m Mediation Director Cyrus S Ching had asked for the postpone ment to permit more time for con ciliators to try to settle the dispute Union President Joseph A Beirne of the union said the 9man executive board had voted to post pone the strike in the hope a set tlement could be brought about in the meantime Along with asking a postpone ment of the strike call Ching called for intensified bargaining Delay Ordered Beirne said a postponement or der was sent to the unions whose 100000 workers were to walk out Wednesday in the first wave of strikes aimed at shutting down the entire Bell Telephone system The new strike deadline is 6 a m local time on Friday Feb 24 Ching based his plea for a post ponement on the public interest Beirne said In accordance with Mr Chings request for more time to bring about a peaceable solution to the telephone wage dispute CWACIO is postponing its strike May Be Successful Mr Ching through his person al Intervention and his grave con cern for the Intents lic may be successfeflinPgetti Bell system to do some real collec tive bargaining We too have grave concern for the interests of the public We think we have demonstrated that in these months of fruitless bar gaining We want to avoid a strike Sioux Cityan Dies After Auto Crash Sioux City 2nd Sioux Cityan died here Monday as a re sult of injuries suffered in 2 sepa rate weekend automobile mishaps Loyal Hurley 35 died at a hos pital before noon after having suf fered a severe spinal injury Sun day when an automobile he was driving overturned on highway 140 southwest of Climbing Hill Arnold Bakken 35 was killed outright Sunday night when his car left the road 6 miles north of Elk Point S on hiehway 77 DIES OF INJURIES Tabor T P Powell 82 died Sunday in a Hamburg Iowa hospital of injuries suffered in a carpedestrian accident last Fri day night SAME raimt Mil Northwestern Bell Talks to Be Resumed Omaha J Mc Neely Northwestern Bell Tele phone president Tuesday notified Federal Mediation Director Cyrus Ching that negotiations with union workers here will be re sumed Wednesday Ching had urged prompt agree ment between phone company and union representatives in order to avert a nationwide walkout which Tuesday was postponed un til Feb 24 McNeely said he would report Feb 20 on the progress of nego tiations with the union represent ing Northwestern Bell employes in Nebraska Iowa Minnesota and the Dakotas In 3 days of bar gaining he added the union made no specific demands J R Hill vice president of di vision 45 Communication Work ers of America with whom Northwestern Bell is negotiating said the postponement of the walkout was expected We havegiven evidence from the start that we dont want to strike Hill said We will ex haust all other means before a strike Jack Ramm job steward here for Western Electric company em ployes said strike plans for that group also will be held in abey ance There are 8 Western Elec tric employes in Omaha and 400 in the Northwestern Bell area he said Members of that union are installers of Western Electric equipment 2 Sentenced From Cerro Gordo Are Paroled by Board Two persons sentenced from Cerro Gordo county were among the 3 to whom the Iowa parole board granted paroles Monday One of them Patrick D Wal lace 31 had been serving a 10 year sentence at the state peni tentiary in Fort Madison for breaking and entering Wallace was committed to the prison May 14 1947 The other was Clifford O John son 22 serving 10 years for forgery at the Anamosa state mens reformatory He was sen tenced July 13 1949 Another paroled by the board was George Richter 21 serving 10 years at Anamosa for breaking and entering in Woodhury coujaty   

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