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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 8, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires HOME EDITION Ulilif Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 8 I960 This Paper Consists of Two One No 104 OF snow made a fairyland of the trees in Mason City and vi cinity Wednesday Pictured above are trees and bushes in the Grant McGowan front yard m the northeast part of the city Rules Out Overtures to Russia Washington fP Secretary of State Acheson Wednesday ruled out any new overtures to Russia on international control of atornic weapons including the hydrogen superbomb Acheson also said the United States should avoid what lie called self reproach in connection with atomic weapons He said this might paralyze American action in de veloping a strong American policy The secretarys remarks were made in a news conference dis cussion of US policy He told newsmen that if this country can reach its goal of world peace by the process of agreement that will be the best way to do it But he added 4 years of try ing have brought us to the realiza tion that is not possible Acheson spoke directly in com menting on recent senate speeches by Chairman McMahon DConn of the congressional atomic energy commission and Chairman Tydings DMd of the senate McMahon proposed a 5year American crusade for peace including international control of atomic energy Tydings urged that President Truman call a world conference for disarma ment Concerning these proposals Acheson said the way to move to ward the goal of world peace is to develop areas of strength in the world He said this takes a calm steady persistent American for eign policy This is more important now than ever before Acheson said Report Accidents Killed 1882 lowans Last Year GlobeGazette photos SNOW BROUGHT FUN Wednesdays snow was idea for rolling snowballs and building snowmen In the above picture 2 kindergarten boys Allen Tice and Donald Taylor built themselves a snowman on the walk in front of the school administration building Sees Harbor Defense for Atom Attack Scientist Testifies Before Senate Committee Washington Scien tist Harold C Urey told senators Wednesday the United States should begin perfecting defenses delivery of atomic bombs into harbors by tramp steamers Urey said this is a real threat and should be looked into soon He also told a senate foreign relations subcommittee 1 He hopes scientists will be unable to explode a hydrogen he fears they will find the secret 2 The hydrogen bomb may be too large to deliver by an airplane added I have no real hopes of that 3 He does not believe Russia has developed the hydrogen bomb Too Large Urey told reporters he had heard the national advisory coun cil had reported to President Tru man the hydrogen bomb could not be delivered by airplanes because it would be too large He said he believed ways would be found to deliver the bomb when it is made Urey urged the subcommittee to approve a convention of Atlantic powers to work toward a federal union He insisted this is the only way left open to draw free na tions together against communism Meanwhile there were reports that Russian undercover activity in this country is now at an all time high The report came from a lawmaker familiar with evidence on the Klaus Fuchs case which FBI Director J Edgar Hoover has been placing before congress Hoover seeking enough funds for at least 300 more Gmen was said to have told a senate appro priations subcommittee there are 540000 communists and fellow travelers in this courttry 54000 of them cardcarrying party mem bers Many Opportunities He also is understood to have said that Fuchs the British scien tist now under arrest in London for passing atomic secrets to Rus sia had many opportunities to carry out his operations here Fuchs comes up for trial Friday charged with 2 violations of the officials secrets act Officials here say these involve specific leaks of atomic information to here in 1945 and the other in Britain in 1947 Resume Parleys in Soft Coal Dispute 2 Men Get in Bank Robbery Phoenix Ariz armed robbers escaped with an estimated in currency after a dar ing holdup of the bank of Douglas here early Wednesday James Wise vault teller at the bank who was forced at gun point to open the banks vault said the men took the money in bills of denominations or smaller He estimated the total at close to The 2 robbers caught the bank janitor Clinton Wade outside the bank shortly before 6 a m and forced him to let them into the building When Wise entered the bank about an hour later one of the men confronted him with a gun and ordered him to open the vault Wise complied and gave them the money He and several other employes who had meanwhile re ported for work were locked in a closet in the vault room and the bandits fled Wise said one man had a gun the other a knife They were released by Tom bpencer a bookkeeper who en tered the bank shortly after wards Des Moines pre pared for presentation to a safety meeting here Wednesday after noon showed about as many per sons were killed by accidents in Iowa in 1949 as there are resi dents of Iowas Wayne county seat city of Corydon The figures prepared by the state safety department showed 8 types of accidents killed at least 1822 persons in Iowa last year The total covered highway in dustrial home recreational fire farm and aeronautical deaths It was estimated that more than 200000 lowans were injured in accidents last year and that the economic loss was close to 000000 Farmer Held in Poisoning Dies Iowa City Tomash 65 Oxford farmer accused of at tempting to poison his wife died in Universityhospitals Wednes day 1 Tomash was taken to the hos pitals Feb 3 when he suffered a stroke in jail while awaiting ar raignment in connection with the alleged poisoning attempt He was arrested Feb 1 on a complaint signed by his wife who said he p u t strychnine in some orange juice she had intended to drink Postal Official Quits After Involvement in Stamp Deal Washington high pos toff ice official has quit by connection with dealings in special stamp is sues which reportedly cost investors hundreds of thou sands of dollars Postmaster General Donaldson confirmed Tuesday night that Harold F Ambrose special assistant in charge of public relations had been asked to resign and had done so Jan 11 Donaldson would not discuss the case in detail sayingthat it was still under investigation by the postoff ice inspectors He did say he had requested the Truax to Run For Treasurer resignation after getting reports that Ambrose had offered to act as agent for buyers of large blocks of commemorative stamp issues Ambrose married to a niece of Senator OMahoney was said to entered the post office departments information section in 1933 when the senator was first assistant postmaster The special assistants job Ambrose held until recently pays a year Mrs OMahoney told newsmen Tuesday night that Ambrose had gone to the senator and reported being in a jam OMahoneys advice she said was to tell the full story to Donaldson then quit There had been reports that a postal official had promised a 50 per cent prolit in 90 days to in vestors in eastern cities who went in on a scheme to buy and sell special stamp issues Officials said close to was invested on the basis of that promise While early investors re portedly got their promised pro fits others were left with losses of over when the scheme blew up Theaters Told Not io Show Stromboti Des Moines of 50 theaters in Iowa have been advised not to show Strcfrn boli Starring Ingrid Bergman Allied independent theater own ers of Iowa and Nebraska Inc Tuesday it had strongly rec ommended that its member thea ters not show it The recommen dation was made in the groups general bulletin distrib ttted to members Delay Qtturnwa Bus Service Hearing Ottumwa ff Another delay had developed Wednesday in the move by which the city of Ot tumwa is seeking a solution to its bus service tieup the postpone Monday of a court hearing on the appeal of strikebound Ottumwa City Lines from a city council action revok ing its license The council revoked the license in order to permit a Mason Citv Iowa bus operator to begin serv ice here but such service awaits settlement of the present litiga tion Latest delay is ment until next Des Moines I Truax 65 supervisor of county audits in the state auditors office announced Wednesday his candi dacy for the republican nomina ion for state treasurer State Treasurer John M Grimes also a republican announced sev eral weeks ago his retirement rom office at the end of his pres ent term Truax is the first to seek he office i Truax has been connected with the auditors office more than 20 years the last 12 as supervisor of county audits After serving as Guthrie county auditor 6 years Truax spent one erm representing Guthrie county in the Iowa house of representa tives He was born in Guthrie county and is a graduate of Cornell col lege and the University of Iowa law school Truax is married and has 2 daughters Seek Ellis Inside State Fairgrounds DCS Moines Wed nesday noon concentrated a search for Thomas W Ellis 17 on the Iowa state fairgrounds following reports that a youth resembling him had been seen there Ellis is wanted for questioning in the knifeslaying of an 85 yearold Des Moines widow The renewed hunt at the fair grounds came after Polk county deputy sheriffs had made a futile search for him in fairgrounds buildings Tuesday night Meantime County Attorney Ed S Thayer said he would present to the grand jury Thursday the facts his office has in the slaying Believe 2 Yanks Held by Czechs Prague Czechoslovakia IP The U S embassy announced Wednesday it had received reports that 2 American Mormon mission aries disappeared in the province of Moravia Jan 28 and have no been heardfrom since The embassy said it had askec the Czechoslovakian foreign min istry to supply information con cerning the welfare and where abouts of Missionaries Stanley E Abbott and C Aldon Johnson While the embassy announce ment made no mention of arrests reliable western diplomatic sources said the 2 men had been Arrested by Czech police near Olomouc on unspecified charges These sources said the mission aries had been incommunicado and that all efforts of American authorities to see them have failed Wallace Toronto head of the Mormon church in Czechoslovakia said Abbot 23 came from Lehi Utah and that Johnson 22 was a resident of Idaho Falls Idaho Both were unmarried and had been in Czechoslovakia a little over years 8 Municipal Officials Meet Des Moines of a series of meetings to study re vision of state laws affecting rrm nicipal budgets funds and taxes has been held Officials of 8 Iowa cities and towns met Tuesday They are members of one of several com mittees named by the League of Iowa Municipalities to act in an advisory capacity to the govern ors study committee on municipal statute revision Chairman of the committee meeting Tuesday was Mrs Lillian demons Des Moines city auditor Those attending included Nels Hansen Council Bluffs Glenn L Story Estherville Robert H Clel land Fort Dodge and Madeline E Nicholson Charles City Farmer Believed Kidnaped Returns Corydon Sheriff Nova Kelley reported Wednesday that Everett Sullivan prominent Cory don farmer who said he had been abducted in his own car has re turned home Kelley had led a search for Sul livan when he failed to return riome Monday after telephoning his wife a day earlier that his ab duction by 2 armed men ended when Kansas police stopped the car because it went through a stop sign After Kansas authorities re ported they had no record of such a case Sheriff Kelley expressed the possibility that Sullivan had been forced to make the call The sheriff said Wednesday morning that Sullivan about 40 had reasserted that the abduction occurred Nicholas Not Candidate for Lt Governor W H Nicholas Mason City tur key raiser and former slate rep resentative from Cerro Corel county ivicely mentioned over the state as a possible candidate for the republican nomination for lieutenant governor Wednesday announced that he will not be a candidate for that office After giving it due considera tion I Have come to the conclusion that although this probably is a good time for me to try for a high er office I shall not be a candi date for the office of lieutenant governor Mr Nicholas stated This is a very difficult year in the turkey business If I were to make the race it would be neces sary for me to sell out my entire turkey breeding stock and equip ment This in turn would neces sitate the discharge of 5 of my good employes which would be most unfair to them It is true I have one other al ternative Bill Jr who is a sen ior in the school of commerce at the State University of Iowa has offered to quit school and come home and manage the turkey farm for me but I feel that it is more important to have him finish his college education than it is for me to be lieutenant governor AP Wirephoto ACQUITTAL BRINGS SMILE TO CAROL expressionless Carol Ann Paight breaks into a smile after an allparent jury acquitted her Tuesday night of the mercy slaying of her father Police Sgt Carl W Paight a cancer victim The 21yeareld college student was tried on a 2nd degree murder charge Acquitted in Mercy Slaying Carol to Return to College Bridgeport Conn Ann Paight acquitted in the mercy slaying of her cancerdoomed father planned Wednesday to return to college as soon as she rests up from the ordeal of her trial The 21yearold blond who pleaded temporary insanity was freed Tuesday night a jury of 12 parents She spent her first night at home in nearby Stamford since she shot her father Police Ser geant Carl Paight last Sept 23 as he slept in Stamford Oh God the attractive 6foot girl sobbed as she broke down at the verdict She was near com plete collapse Her attorney David Golstein termed the verdict just and fair but added This is no precedent for a mercy killing in my opinion He said the case was tried solely on the issue of whether Carol was insane at the time of the shoot ing States Attorney Lorin W Willis declined to see newsmen He sent out word that he had no com ment The jury deliberated 4 hours and 51 minutes before Foreman Judith Memhard 52 announced the verdict The trial lasted 2 weeks Carol was charged with 2nd de gree murder in Connecticuts first mercy slaying trial She would have gone to prison for life if con victed The jury also could have con victed of manslaughter with a maximum penalty up to 15 years in prison Little Hope For Success Is Noticed ICC Expected to Order New Rail Cut Wednesday Washington UR John L Lewis and pessimistic soft coal operators resumed direct contract negotiations Wednesday The operators and the United Mine Workers president began the new facetoface talks at the re quest of President Trumans fact finding board after a tempestuous morning hearing Even as they began the talks there were indications that the interstate commerce commission was expected to order late Wed nesday another reduction in coal burning railroad traffic The new negotiations did not send striking 400000 soft coal miners back to did President Trumans board ask Lewis to take such action Crisis Grows But the coal crisis was growing Because of the emergency Gen eral Motors Corp cancelled all Saturday work and all scheduled overtime in all of its plants And while the contract talks got underway pickets roved through the Pennsylvania and West Vir ginia coal fields shutting down nonunion mines The to resume direct contract nego tiations came less than 2 hours after the board began hearing both sides in thecontract dispute If the renewed negotiations col lajse andllfpetators1 weig jutf too theywould be of any use President Truman will seek Senators Feast on Iowa Steaks Washington will feast Wednesday and Thursday on Iowa steaks Senator Gillette DIowa ar ranged to have steak luncheons in the senate family dining room at the capitol on both days The meat from Iowa cornfed cattle was shipped from the Sioux City stockyards Approximately 50 former senators in the Washington expected at each lunch eon Governor of Kansas to Run for Senate Topeka Kans Frank Carlson made it official Wednes day that he will seek the republi can nomination for United States senator in the 1950 primary The chief executive and former 6term Kansas congressman an nounced formally for the post now held by his political ally Harry Darby Kansas GOP national com mitteeman Harry W Colmery Topeka at torney and former national com mander of the American Legion announced ago for the post 3 weeks Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Sleet or snow early Wednesday evening Slowly clearing late Wednesday night with low near 20 Some sun shine by Thursday afternoon High Thursday near 35 Iowa Cloudy with occasional rain or drizzle extreme east por tion Wednesday night Thurs day partly cloudy not much change in temperature Low Wednesday night 2530 north west to 3540 southeast Minnesota Clearing and colder Wednesday night preceded by light snow early Wednesday night extreme east Thursday generally fair Low Wednesday night zero to 10 below north west 1015 above southeast High Thursday 1520 north 20 25 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 33 Minimum 29 At 8 a m 32 Precipitation 08 YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum 0 SEEKS REELECTION State Rep A M Schanke Mason City Wednesday announced lie will seek reelection and stated he had requested nomination papers at the office of secretary of state He will be a candidate for the democratic nomination for state representative Mr Schanke some years ago served as postmaster in Mason City Dies in Train Truck Collision Riceville R Stoppel 27 of Rochester Minn was killed Tuesday in the collision of his truck and a Great Western freight train The accident occurred at a Riceville crossing Stoppel was thrown clear of the wreckage Two of the 4 cows he had in the truck were killed the others crippled Stoppel a trucker is survived by his widow To Mail 10500 Vet Bonuses This Week Des Moines fP The state bonus board said 10500 bonu checks for World war H veteran will be riailed this week Theboard said 3000 of them were to be mailed Wednesday night Mailing of the checks was re sumed for the first time in over 3 weeks after the state received the cash from its recent sale of the 3rd bloc of worth of bonus bonds Total value of the checks to be mailed this week bonus officials said is a court order next Monday in an effort to get the miners back on the job for about 80 days Liar by Clock The operators pessimism may have been based in part on Lewis charge at the hearing that the chief negotiator for the northern and western operators is a liar by the clock The agreement to resume ne gotiations came after Lewis in errupted testimony by George H Love chief negotiator for the icrthern and western operators to accuse him of uttering a dirty deliberate and infamous lie Lewis outbreak occurred when Love quoted Lewis as having told the coal operators some time ago that I have 400000 coal miners in the palm of my hands STEELWORKERS SEND MINERS Pittsburgh United Steelworkers Wednesday sent a check to the United Mine Workers to assist the needy miners and their families in their struggle against the coal opera tors President Philip Murray of both the CIO and the Steelwork ers said the donation was au thorized by the Steelworkers ex ecutive board Pair Killed at Train Crossing Gilbert North Western Railroad station agent from Ames and his wife were killed Wed nesday night in a traincar col lision at a North Western cross ing here The victims were George R Budde 49 and his wife Elsie 48 The southbound local North Western passenger train carried the Budde car about a quarter of a mile The body of Budde was found in the car Mrs Budde was thrown clear of the wreckage Budde was in Gilbert on rail road business at the time of the accident KILLED ON SLED Kellogg R Gerald Fopma 13 was killed Tuesday when the sled on which he was coasting near a rural school southeast of here struck a post SAME   

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