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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 10, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10 1950 HOME EDITION uiiiir AP Wirephoto s coal fact FACT FINDERS AT members of President Truman finding board pose in a hotel room Thursday night as they rush work on their report to the white house The president when he receives the report can go into federal court and ask ior an injunction ordering the 370000 striking coal miners back to work for 80 days Members are left to right William W Wirtz Richard Neustadt board secre tary Cnairman David Cole and John T Dunlop Launch Service Cut Thousands of Workers to Be Idled Thla Paper Consists ol Two One No Fuchsin FullConf Scientist to Be Held 1 for Trial in England London AP Klaus Fuchs brilliant German born British atom scientist confessed that since 1942 he know ingly and continuously passed on to soviet Russia vital Brit ishAmerican atomic secrets the prosecution told a Brit ish court today Pittsburgh The nations coalburning railroads rushed to comply with interstate commerce commission orders to slash service Friday night because of dwindling coal stockpiles Hundreds of trains will be taken out of service at pm Local That will mean unemployment to an unestimated number of rail roaders Several thousand rail road employes already have been furloughedv Unemployment in other indus tries will skyrocket within the next 3 weeks unless John L Lewis striking coal miners go back to the pits Denham Hopes Court Ruling Will Speed Coal Strike End Washington court decision cast doubt Friday on the legality of 4 of John L Lewis contract demands and a top official expressed hope this might speed an agreement ending the soft coal strike NLRB General Counsel Robert N Denham said the rul ing by Federal Judge mond B Keech might narrow the area of disagreement between the United Mine Workers presi dent and the nations coal opera finally clearing the way to settlement of their long dispute In addition to the 370000 soft coal diggers who are striking at least 35000 other workers in allied industries have been laid off because of coal shortages One to 3 Weeks The nations soff coal supply is variously estimated at from one week to 3 weeks Regional short ages are being reported daily The biggest sufferers are the railroads which have coalburning equipment The Baltimore and Ohio railroad says its down to a 5day coal supply The B O furloughed 625 shop men Thursday bringing to 5105 No Trains Stopped In Mason City no trains will be taken off except on the sleeper Rock Island trains 17and 18 be tween Des Moines and Minne apolis However the curtailment on the Rock Island lines of Nos 5 and 14 between Des Moines and Omaha has affected a change starting Sunday in the schedule of 2 trains through Mason City the south bound No 17 and the northbound No 16 the offices here reported Time of departure of these trains in Mason City is not yet definite the local offices reported but the Manly and Des Moines times are as follows Southbouhd No 17 originally departing from Manly at a m is now scheduled to leave there at 3 p m and arrive in Des Moines1 at 7 p m Northbound No 16 which formerly left Des Moines at a m will leave there at a m and arrive in Manly at 2 p m the total of the lines idle which it attributes to the coal shortage In New England Boston and Maine railroad announced it is eliminating 162 passenger trains Thats bigger than any single slash In World war II The railroad did not have to comply with the ICCs original or der last month to cut service one third because it had a 255day coal Now it has to reduce its lervice to 50 per cent all at once Cut in Half The ICC order this week di rected coal burning passenger service to be cut in half and coal burning freight service be slashed 25 per cent The only bright spot in the rail road picture is that the number of workers laid off now is lower than in past coalstrikes Thats because railroads have been converting from steanxlocomotives to the Die gel units as fast as Diesels are available Throughout the country some have resorted to rationing d theres a prospect that dim may be ordered Some sources suggested how ever that by stiffening the miners resistance it might have just the opposite It was at Denhams request that Judge Keech agreed late Thursday to issue an injunction against un ion contract demands which mine owners complained were illegal All 4 of the contract terms in volved were contained in the coal agreements which expired last June off the dispute which culminated this week in the walkout of 370000 UMW mem bers A 3man presidential board is due to report to the white house possibly Saturday on the facts of the dispute thus clearing the way for President Truman to seek an emergency TaftHartley act in junction aimed at sending the miners back to work for at least 80 days Mr Truman told his news conference Thursday he doesnt have and doesnt want power to seize the coal mines Kaye Ends Contract With Warner Bros Hollywood Kayes contract with Warner Bros has ended 4 years and 4 pictures soon er than expected The studio said Thursday night that the original 5year pact call ing for a picture a year had been canceled by mutual agreement No reason for the split was given Faces Court Probe on Big Mo Grounding Norfolk Va naval court of inquiry said Friday itdoubts the competency of the battleship Missouris assistant navigator as a witness and as a naval officer The court immediately desig nated the officer 23yearold En sign E R Harris of Norfolk as an interested party in the pro ceedings and advised him to re tain counsel The statement concerning the courts doubt was made by Rear Admiral Milton E Miles senior member of the court which is probing the grounding of the Big Mo in Chesapeake Bay January 17 Harris was plotting the Mis souris course when she ran aground Defendants before the court are the ships skipper operations officer and navigator They are Captain William D Brown Commander John R Mil lett and LieutenantCommander FrankG Morris Harris who testified Thursday his only previous experience in piloting a ship under way was during the Missouris December 2223 trial run off the Virginia Capes was the first witness called to the stand Friday Conceivably this could have included information not only on the atom bomb but also the hy drogen bomb The Bow street court ordered 38 year old Fuchs held for formal trial in old Bailey criminal court at the session beginning Feb 28 on 2 charges of violating the offi cial secrets acts He faces a maxi mum of 14 years in prison if con victed Fuchs a reportedly selfadmit ted Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde among the master minds of the atom accepted then in 1946 as a symbolic payment signifying his subservience to the cause of world a crown witness told the court Blinks Eyes The mildmannered Fuchs a wartime refugee from the nazis merely blinked his eyes behind his thick spectacles as the prosecutor Christmas Humphreys labelled him a political fanatic on the payroll of a foreign power The prosecution produced a statement it said was signed by Fuchs describing himself as a schizophrenic split personality who had divided his mind into 2 compartments One permitted him to carry on agreeable contacts with those around him at the Harwell atom plant The other established him as a person completely inde pendent of the forces of society Fuchs was the leading atomic researcher during the war at Har well Britains atomic establish ment and was head ofthe the oretical physics branch the heart of atomic science In the United States there were indications that he had access to the most vital of information in cluding probably the hydrogen bomb Moreover it was said in Washington such secrets as he may have passed on could have sped Russias achievement of an atomic explosion Visited Oak Ridge During the war Fuchs visited the Oak Ridge Tenn atomic en ergy plant and the laboratory at Los Alamos N Mex where the worlds first atom bomb was pro duced At the hearing before Magis trate Laurence Dunne Security Officer William James Skardon testified Fuchs had signed a state ment when he was questioned at the Harwell plant on his arrest last week In the statement Fuchs was said to have asserted that when he learned the kind of work he wst to do in Britain I decided to in form Russia and I established contact through another member of the communist party Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and mildFriday night and Saturday Low Friday night 15 to 20 High Saturday 35 Iowa Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Little change in temperature Low Friday night 2030 Iowa 5day weather Temperatures will average 3 to 6 degrees above normal Normal highs 31 north 37 south Nor mal lows 11 north 19 south Temperatures will continue above normal through Saturday Turning colder Sunday and Monday A warming trend in the middle of the week Precipi tation will be light averaging 1 to 2 of an inch as snow on Sunday Minnesota Mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Snow flur ries northeast Friday night colder north Friday night Low Friday night ranging from zero to 5 below extreme northwest to 15 to 20 southeast High Satur day 10 to 15 northwest 38 to 42 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 Reverse Decision on Damage Case Des Moines Iowa su preme court announced Friday it has reversed by a vote of 5 to 4 a decision of the Floyd county dis trict court in a traffic accident damages case James R Hebert 17 sued Frank E Allen and Robert Hildebrand for for injuries suffered in CharlesCity July 2 1948 Hebert and Richard Hennager were riding on the side of Allens car driven by Hildebrand 21 when the vehicle ran into a pole District Judge William P But ler dismissed the case after Hebert and Hennager had given their tes timony Hebert appealed on the ground that the question of reck less driving was sufficient to have gone to a jury for decision Says Bonus Funds Will Run Short Des Moines further payment of the veterans bonus goes the more apparent it becomes that the funds available will not be sufficient State Treasurer John M Grimes said Friday Itall depends upon the number of rejections particularly as to those claims being held for fur ther investigation Grimes ex plained It looks like we will run short by about to 000000 The 1949 legislature provided for payment of the1 bonus The 1951 legislature will be asked to supply whatever ad ditional is needed All valid claims will undoubtedly be paid as the people overwhelmingly ap proved payment of the bonus in the 1948 general election Grimes made his comments in connection with reporting the sale and auction March 9 of the 4th and last block of in bonus bonds The securities will mature each Dec 1 from 1964 through 1968 The other to make up the was taken from a state treasury surplus The payments have been aver aging About 200000 claims have been paid At the rate of per check the would pay about 225000 claims About 3000 claims have been re jected thus far Nearly 250000 claims have been filed CRASHED SEARCH PLANE thousand feet up on a Yukon mountain side an American pilot brought this search plane down in an emergency landing while searching for a missing C54 Only 3 of the 10 aboard were hurt Food and medical assistance were brought to the stranded airmen Thursday by a team of 6 paratroopers who jumped to the treeless slope while a ground rescue party fought its way slowly to ward the spot II GOP Treasurer Will Be Guest at Lincoln Day Dinner Feb 16 Des Moincs UR Treasurer Douglas Stuart of the republican national committee will be a guest at the statewide GOP Lincoln day dinner here Feb 16 State Chair man Robert Goodwin said Friday Goodwin said Stuart will meet with county finance chairmen be fore the dinner which will launch Independence Hospital to Get Addition Des Moines board of control has the green light to go ahead with plans which will al most completely relieve o v e r crowded conditions at the Inde pendence state mental hospital The legislative interim commit tee okayed expenditure of some which will add 150 beds to a 35bed unit planned at the hospital The 500 beds will take care of all but 44 inmates of a present overpopulation of 544 Hospital officials said they will be able to care for the remaining inmates There now are 1624 pa tients at the hospital and esti mated comfortable capacity of the institution is 1169 inmates in cluding 89 patients housed in at tics the republicans 1950 and fund raising drive campaign a m Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 31 13 27 29 5 The state chairman said all can didates for nomination have been invited to the dinner and to get together for a meet thecandidates meeting following the fundraising event Senator William F Knowland R Cal will be the principal speaker Gov William S Beards ley find Senator Bourke B Hick The interim committee gave the board of education permission to award contracts for for construction of a agronomy building at Iowa State college and contracts for for a new wing to the hospital building at the state sanatorium at Oakdale The state conservation commis sion received approval to spend for improvements at state parks The board of control also was told to go ahead with construction of a 250000 gallon water tank at the mens reformatory at Ana mosa Bennett Plans GiveAway Radio Program Des Moines former disk jockey plans to enlist the radio giveaway idea in his campaign for the democratic nomination for governor of Iowa his campaign manager announced Friday Gordon Downey campaign manager for Des Moines Safety Commissioner Myron J Bennett said plans were almost completed with a number of national manu facturers to award their products tvi listeners on Bennetts twice daily radio broadcasts Downey said the prizes which will be confined to merchandise will total about a week with a jackpot prize worth sev eral thousand dollars every few weeks Only Iowa listeners will be eligible Bennett now is broadcasting over 5 Iowa stations and hopes to have his program of 2 halfhours a day aired over 14 stations in Iowa and one in eastern Nebraska His programs which he pays for cohsist of musical recordings in terspersed with political com ments He recently switched his affilia tion from the republicans to the democrats and announced he would seek the democratic nomi nation for governor in the June 5 primary on a platform including demands for legalization of bingo and liquor by the drink in Iowa Bennett was a disk jockey for a Des Moines radio station when he was elected safety commissioner in 1948 So far he has no opposition for the democratic gubernatorial nomination but some is expected Downey said the prizes will be awarded to writers of the best let ters dealing with political ques tions and proposed solutions He said the letters would be judged by an impartial board of busi ness and professional men and farmers Approve Aid for Korea and Formosa Washington fP The senate quickly approved and sent to the white house Friday an program of economic aid for South and Formosa The spending plan aimed at iclping check communism in the Tar East was approved by the house Thursday 240 to 134 The senate which already had voted aid for anticommunist South Korea was scheduled to ake up a separate bill carrying aid for the Chinese nationalists on Formosa Instead Chairman Connally D Tex moved that the senate mere ly accept the onepackage house aill providing aid for both coun tries Senator Knowland acting republican leader agreed Vice President Barkley an nounced the measure had passed by voice vote without debate Less than a quorum of the senate was present cnlooper R Iowa will also speakI be held Bank Teller Found Dead by Parked Car Davenport Nelda Kuehl 47 of Davenport a teller at the First Trust and Savings bank was found dead alongside her parked car at the Scott county home Thursday night Coroner C H Wildman said Miss Kuehl apparently suffered a heart ailment while wiping frost from the windshield of her auto mobile He said no inquest would Larson Claims Raised to Defeat Him Muscatine UR Atty Gen Robert Larson charged Thursday night that more than has been raised to fight his campaign for reelection Larson in a speech at the Meth odist church here did not identify the persons he said were raising the money The attorney general who has been conducting a statewide anti gambling campaign also said that some responsible people includ ing some of our Iowa legislators have little knowledge of a num ber of our laws He said that corruption and damage because of disregard ol the gambling laws have been greater than we thought Farmer Takes Life After Killing Wife Waukon JP Deputy Sheriff W R Ryan reported Friday that an elderly farmer near here fatally shot his wife and then killed himself in the same man ner Ryan said Fred Beall shot his wife and then himself Ryan said their would be no inquest He termed it a murder and suicide The Bealls both were about 60 years old The deputy sheriff related these events About a m he received a call from Beall asking that officers come immediately to the Beal farm as there had been a double murder Ryan Coroner L R Pateman and County Attorney Will Shafer went to the farm There they found Mrs Beall on the floor and Beall across the bed Both hac been shot with a 410 shotgun The Bealls lived about 7 miles south of Waukon on Highway 51 Ryan said no reason had been found for Bealls actions They have no close relatives 3 Airmen Die in Plane Crash Great Falls Mont air force C54 transport plane from Great Falls air base crashed into a mountain about 40 miles south east of here Thursday night kill ing its 3 crewmen Lt Birney Burke base infor mation officer said the 4engine plane hit less than 100 feet be low the crest of the 7640 foo mountain 5 miles north of Raynes ford The names of the victims whose burned bodies were found in the fireblackened wreckage by a res cue party about 2 a m CST Fri day morning have not been re leased Nicholas Seeks Nomination for State Representative W H Nicholas owner and oper ator of the Nicholas turkey farm here Friday announced his can didacy for the republican nomina tion for gtate representative irom Cerro Gdrido county Mr Nicholas whp served brie term as Cerro Gordo county rep resentative was defeated in his run for reelection in the 1948 general election While in the leg islature he was a member of a number of important committees and was widely mentioned for speakerof the house hadhe been returnedfor the 2nd term Mr Nicholas originated the plan for school of instruction for new comers in the legislature and was named head of a house committee to draw up such a course He vyas one of 2 new members on steering and sifting committee Mr Nicholas introduced a com munity property bill to bring greater equity in federal taxes be tween this and other states Al though the bill did not pass in Iowa activity in this state added impetus for the federal legisla tion making the principles of community property available to all states Mr Nicholas service in public office includes 8 years as county recorder in Butler county where he was born in 1892 In 1918 he entered service in the navy fol lowed by membership in the navy reserves Heentered the poultry and hatchery business in 1923 and established the hatchery business in Mason City in 1926 Three years later he started his large turkey farmwhich reached a production of 1000000 pounds of finished turkeys a year In the fall of 1945 he built a modern tur key processing plant north of Mason City with a capacity of 100 carloads of turkeys a season This was later sold to Swift and com pany Mr and Mrs Nicholas who live at 60 Crescent drive have 3 chil dren Idella who is in New York City Billt seniorat the State Uni versity of Iowa and Bonnie Mason City high school Farmer Killed in Car Train Crash Manchester Irvin Kash 47 Lamont farmer was killed Thursday night in a collision of his car and a moving Great West ern freight train The accident happened a mile and a half west of Dundee Kash was thrown about 50 feet from the car which was demol ishedin the crash His widow and 4 children sur vive SAME WhIU M W H NICHOLAS Dividends in 1949 to New Record Washington S corpora tions paid out in 1949 the biggest total of cash 800000 in history Reporting this Friday the com merce department said the total was 7 per cent above 1948 It computes only publicly reported dividends Many smaller corpora tions with few stockholders make no public announcement of divi dends The department estimates that 60 to 65 per cent of all cash divi dends are publicly reported While the total was a record the departments report noted that there were declines in some indus trial fields On the matterof dividends business executives have pointed out too that the value of money has cheapened in recent years that wages prices and replace ment costs are also up Heavy distribution to stockhold ers in December aided by a big General Motors dividend pay ment sent 1949 ahead of the pre vious year In December alone publicly re ported payments totaled 400000 a 14 per cent increase over December 1948 For 1949 as a whole manufac turing industries led the field with an overall 10 per cent in crease over 1948 The auto industrys payments were up 50 per cent enough to more than offset declines in some other manufacturing lines KILLED m COLLISION Readlyn Selmo Sold wisch 36 of Denver Iowa was killed in a truckcar collision 2 miles east of here Thursday Mrs Soldwisch a school teacher was on her way to school in the car when the accident occurred PICKETING CONTINUES Cedar Rapids Picketing is continuing at the Dearborn Brass company where 60 employes walked off the job Monday In a wagCpdispule   

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