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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 15, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15 1950 Thlf Paper ot Two One NO WIN COUSINSMrs Ernie Trca of Garner left and Mrs c Britt right are shown at Mercy hospital with their new daughters The women are sis ters Their husbands are cousins The new Garner arrival was born at 930 p m Tues day and weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces The Britt addition was born at m and weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces Perhaps first names will be about all to save confusion The Ernie Trcas are naming their daughter Jeanette Marie and the Arnold Trcas have chosen Nancy Marie for theirs Dismissal of Bednasek Case Asked Iowa City for Robert Bednasek 24 CedarRap idsWednesday asked district court to dismiss the county attorneys information charging Bednasek with the murder ofhis campus sweetheart The motion alleges that evidence in the case has been coricealed It also asserts the county attor ney placed his judgment above that of a 7man grand jury and refused to give the coroners re port to the defendant The petition for dismissal as serts the county attorneys infor mation violates the 5th and 14th amendments to the United States constitution Bednasek is accused of strang ling petite Margaret Ann Jackson 20 Burlington coed after an in timate party in a candlelighted room in a mens roorriinghouse Hearing on the motionwas set for a m Friday by Judge James P Gaffney S Is Ready to Discuss Issues With Soviet Union Washington state department said Wednes day that the United States is prepared to discuss outstand ng issues with the Soviet Union and to leave all possible doors open for an exchange of views The department said that such an exchange of views ould come through Nations or the ordinary I t BULLETIN Seattle Wash tower ing column of smoke was sight ed on a British Columbia island Wednesday raisins hopes for finding survivors of a B36 lost with 17 persons aboard 3 Persons Dead After Portland Ind explo sion in a restaurant here Wednes day caused the death of 3 persons and sent 6 others to a hospital Six other persons received first treatment for slight injuries The explosion occurred as the restaurant the Home Cafe was preparing to reopen after being flooded Tuesday m a flash flood from the Salamonie river after a heavy rain storm The dead are William Bailey 30 a gas employe who lived south of Portland Walter Muye 40 of Richmond Ind a bakery truck driver who was in the restaurant taking orders for his products and Guy Dollins a Portland city fire man Firemen said they believed the blast occurred as 2 employes of the Ohio Valley Gas company sought to restore gas service which had been shut off by the flood harinels of diplomacy But it emphasized that the Jnited States was not willing to sit down in a corner with Rus ia and discuss problems affecting ither nations The departments stand was out lined to a senate foreign relations ubcommittee fay Deputy Under ecretary Dean Rusk He prefaced his remarks by saying he was peaking directly for the depart ment He voiced the departments lews amid growingcongressional pressure for new efforts to ease old war tension and stop the itomic weapons race with Russia n this connection former British Drime Minister Winston Churchill Tuesday for new direct alks with Soviet Premier Josef italin Rusk did not touch on the Churchill proposal f He told the subcommittee We ire prepared to discuss outstand ing issues with the Soviet Union and to leave all possible doors open for an exchange of views We are not prepared as has been stated many times to sit down in a corner with another great power and dispose of the basic interests of other governments or peoples Dehind their backs Mob Damages Kentucky Coal Mining Camps Harlan Ky hun dred men swarmed into at least 10 Harlan county coal mining camps Wednesday and destroyec property in some of the areas State police sheriffs deputies find company officials reported the roving mine pickets warned idle coal miners to remain away from their jobs Company officials who declined the use of their names said they counted 106 automobiles and 570 men at the High Splint Coal com pany mine the first one on the tour No officers or company pfficia would permit the use of his name however A company spokesman said the men swarmed on to the High Splint Coal company property near here early Wednesday tore 2 telephones from the wall of the mine tipple turned over severa barrels of water used as fire pro tection cut a belt on a coal screen and broke into a nearby tool shed The spokesman said the rnen then moved over to a railroad sid ing and removed waste materia from the wheels of 30 empty rail road cars and set it afire unde the tipple Officials said the coal companj had done some maintenance work around the tipple Tuesday using regular United Mine Workers em ployes There was no immediate comment however from UMW gources POPE BETTER Vatican City Piu was repeated slightly improves Wednesday after a minor attach Influenza Tuesday but he kep to his bed of Soys Truman Sees Hope for World Peace New York Tru man has undiminished confi dence that mans better nature ultimately will bring abiding peace to a world troubled by the hreat of an atomic war the New York Times said Wednesday in a Washington dispatch headlined An Interview With Truman The president is convinced that normal dealings with the Russians are hopeless but no event or mis adventure of policy can diminish his faith in the happy outcome of the United States mission to gain world peace and security Times correspondent Arthur K r o c k wrote Krock wrote that a serene pres ident of the United States sits in the white house with undimin ished confidence in the triumph of humanitys better nature and the progress of his own efforts to achieve abidingpeace Mr Truman believes Krock said that the real trouble with the Russians is that they are still suffering from a complex of fear and inferiority where we are con cerned Krock said the president pointed out that the Russian agreement to inter the war against Japan was the only one kept out of nearly 40 made at Yalta He Mr Truman has no hope they will keep any which now it would be good policy to seek Krock said B u t he remains hopeful of the outcome Krock presented the presidents views on a question and answer basis They covered a wide range of foreign and domestic issues Wins Congress Seat of Father HaverhlH Mass Cmdr William H Bates has won his fa thers old congressional seat aftet a strange campaign that saw him sitting on the by naval regulations against en gaging in politics The 32 year old naval officei was drafted by GOP leaders to run after his father U S Rep George J Bates was killed in an airliner crash over Washington month ago And he came through by piling up 43947 votes Tuesday in his first bid for political office against only 18422 for Richard M Russell 58 veteran4emocratic campaigner loods and Storms Hit Wide Areas THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Floods and storms dealt de tructive blows across wide areas f the south midwest and east Wednesday The midFebruary snow and ice for at least 6 deaths Property damage has mounted into millions of dollars Thousands were made homeless as rising rivers pulled into lowland lomes in Louisiana and Missouri Other thousands were threatened with evacuation in Illinois Indi ana Ohio and Tennessee as new loods menaced the area which ought flood waters only a few weeks ago Many rivers fed with heavy rainfall for the last several days surged to flood stage some Inching toward the high marks in last months damaging overflows The U S weather bureau said the sleet and snow storm which swept across the middle west anc eastern states was diminishing I left a blanket of snow throughou the northern states and an abund ant rainfall from the gulf to the north Atlantic states It also left a heavy toll in prop erty damage and icecoated high ways Many communities remained isolated from outside telephone communication The snow and ice storm which whipped across the midwest into Pennsylvania New York and southern New England was the worst in several years in many sections New York counted 11 persons dead in accidents attributed to the storm Four deaths were reportec in Pennsylvania and one in Illi nois Hoegh to Run for Seat in Congress Chariton A Hoegh 42 of Chariton wellknown Iowa World war II figure Wednesdaj announced his candidacy for con gress on the 4th district republi can ticket in opposition to Rep Karl Le Compte the GOP in cumbent Hoegh who served in the stat house of representatives from 193 until he was called to active dut in the army in 1941 was born on an Audubon county farm He is j University of Iowa law graduate In World war II Hoegh servec with the 90th and 104th infantr divisions overseas won a battle field promotion to lieutenant col onel and was cited by Genera Terry Allen for his keen fore sight sound tactical judgment anc complete loyalty SAME Black means traffle death in 24 Nearly Mill on Iowa Corn Southerners Leave Coal Talks Ask Separate Negotiations With Miners Washington coal operatorswalked out of bargain ng sessions with John L Lewis Wednesday They left less than 3 hours after new peace talks be Truman Calls for Crusade Against Organized Crime Washington Truman Wednesday called for a great moral crusade against organized crime in the United States Mr Truman said that World war II had been an Joseph Moody president of the southern group told reporters the Dixie operators want bargaining alks with the union separate from other operator groups Moody said he southern group is taking steps to determine if it must meet with Lewis along with other operators It was learned that attorneys for he southerners were on their way o confer with Federal Judge Richmond B Keech Issued Order Keech issued an order last week directing that new bargaining ses sions be held and that the coal miners stop their strike The ses sions opened Wednesday morning The southerners walked out when the meetings were resumed after a luncheon recess David L Cole chairman of Trumans coal factfind ng board said a forenoon meeting was spent entirely on procedural questions Lewis and the coal men never got down to the wage and working condition issues that have 372000 miners on strike and the nation getting desperately short of fuel Cole acted as an observer at the session but is not taking part in he negotiations at this time Cole told reporters the problem is whether there is to be morethan one set of negotiations Theyve barely got started he added Reads Letter At the start of the morning ses sion Cole read a letter from the president asking him to offer any aid possible to make the bargain ing talks a success An explosive air hungover the bargaining due to the continued strike of mine workers and the fastgrowing shortage of coal throughout the nation A closetohome development was the start of an informal coal rationing system in the District of Columbia Joseph E Miller Seeks Secretary of State Post DCS Moines UR The name Miller considered a potent vote getter in Iowa politics will go before the voters again in this years primary it was indicated Wednesday Joseph E Miller Des Moines asked the secretary of states of fice for nomination papers as a candidate for the republican nom ination as secretary of state He was one of 2 Millers in an 8 candidate field that sought the GOP nomination for secretary of state in 1948 The other was Mrs Earl Miller Des Moines The only other announced can didate in the GOP race this year is Secretary of State Melvin Syn horst seeking reelection Supply Problem Brings Arms Shipment Delay Washington prob lems will delay the start of American arms shipments to western Europe until early March government officials reportec Wednesday This starting date is 3 months behind the original schedule set by administration officials after foJlowed by a resurgence underworld forces living on vice and greed He told a gathering of federal state and local law enforcement officials that there should be com plete cooperation among them to combat this Mr Truman indicated he con siders it of equal importance that the nation as a whole be educated to higher moral values Encourage Education We must encourage education religious instruction and home training in the family and in the guidance of our children he said in his speech to the group at the justice department He added The fundamental basis of law was given to Moses on the Mount The fundamental basis of our bill of rights is found in Exodus St Matthew Isaiah and St Paul Without moral backing we will wind up with a totalitarian form of government Attorney General J Howard McGrath earlier had thrown the weight of the federal government behind community drives on or ganized crime especially gam bling In a speech to the group Mc Grath said that commercialized gambling in the form of book making slot machines and the numbers racket are yearly draw ing off billions of dollars from legitimate business Ready to Help To end this he said ihe justice department stands ready to give every possible assistance McGrath spoke before a con ference on law enforcement prob lems He himself called the meet ing to offer any legal aid at the disposal of his department in curb ing gambling operations recently described by FBI Director J Ed gar Hoover as the nest egg of the criminal underworld which oper ates throughout this country Those attending included repre sentatives of the United States At torneys association the National Association of state Attorneys General American Municipal as sociation U S Conference of Mayors and National Institute of Municipal Law Officers Report of Joice Holdup Ancil Conner of Northwood is investigating a re ported holdup near here Tuesday night Clarence Hoel Joice told authorities he was held up by 2 men and robbed of between and Hoel said the men were driving a dark late model Chevrolet with a Cerro Gordo county license but that he was unable to obtain the complete numbers He described one of them as be ing of small build and having light hair He believed that he answered to the name of Johnson The 2nd man had dark hair and was larger congress approved the Europe bill last fall armsto GOES TO HAMPTON Des Edward Con don 23 is being promoted from chief drivers license clerk at Chariton to drivers license ex aminer at Hampton the Iowa di vision of public safety announced Wednesday 8 Die os B29 Crosses While Starting on Search Mission Lost Navy Plane May Be Afloat Corpus Christi T e x missing PBM flying boat with 9 naval airmen aboard may be afloat on the choppy waters of the Gulf of Mexico a Corpus Christi naval air station spokes man said Wednesday The navy refused to abandon hope of finding the plane which has been missing since last Fri day The spokesman pointed out that many aircraft have floated for much longer periods The twinTengined Martin Mari ner made its last report at 3 p m Friday when it radioed its position on a training flight as about 90 miles southsoutheast of Galveston Tex Beachcombers Tuesday found a collapsed 7man life raft and a 3foot section of a Mariner tail near Galveston but the navy said neither could be associated defi nitely with the missing plane Billion Excise Tax Cut Asked Washington immedi ate slash of about in excise times larger than what President Truman has proposed to congress Wednesday by the national com mittee for repeal of wartime ex cise taxes This proposal if adopted would wipe out completely the 20 per cent retail sales taxes on jewelry furs luggage and toilet prepara tions It would cut the 20 per cent movie admissions tax in haLI and eliminate or reduce many more Such action committee spokes men said would bring immediate price reductions and give the general economy a healthy boost toward a annual output The committee is a group of private persons whose busi nesses are especially affected by excise taxes It specifically did not ask re ductions in the excises on liquor tobacco or gasoline The groups program was presented to the house ways and means committee by Frank M Mayfield St Louis department store operator chairman and by Vice Chairman Leon Henderson war time OPA administrator Eric A Johnston president of Motion Picture Producers and Distribu tors of America Arde Bulova chairman of the board of Bulova Watch Co and Louis Ruthen burg board chairman of Servel Inc Seattle Wash crew men were killed Wednesday when an air force B29 crashed and burned as it left the Great Falls air base in Montana to join a 2 nation search for a B36 super bomber lost with 17 men off the British Columbia coast Great Falls firemen and air force officials said 7 of the B29s crew escaped injury The ship based at Spokane Wash was the command plane of 12 B29s taking part in the search for the B36 missing since late Monday night on a flight from Alaska toTexas It crashed as the vanguard of more than 70 planes roared into rainheavy skies to search for the superbomber in Quenn Charlotte Sound B C The search planes took off from runways in Seattle Tacoma Van couver and Great Falls They fanned out over a search corridor 50 miles wide and 400 miles long extending from the craggy British Columbia coast The B29 crashed near an ar terial highway at Great Falls slid across the road and stopped in a pit It burst into flames Great Falls firemen and air base crews put out the flames Thursday to Be Warmer Des Moines had a va riety of weather Wednesday with sunny skies in the western portion of the state and snow in the east The weather bureau said how ever that the snow would be ligh and skies would clear Wednesday night Fair weather with slowl rising temperatures is in prospec for Thursday Tuesday nights lowest Iowa temperature was 6 above zero a Stoux City and Tuesdays high was 32 at Davenport and Dubuque the weather bureau reported Highway conditions were im proving steadily but driving condi tions generally remained hazard ous due to packed snow and ice patches The highway commission said all main roads now are open to 2way traffic Manslaughter Verdict Des Moines district court jury Tuesday night con victed Bernie Hartley 22 Des Moines of manslaughter The charge was filed jn connection with the death of Genevieve Bald win 22 Des Moines in 2car collision herelast April JOAN VON GOETZ Planning to Go Back to Reich Washington Cecile von Goetz who wasexpelled from Germany after 2 months in the soviet zone vowed Wednesday tb return to if she has to give up her American citizen ship to do it The pert 25 year old brunette who left her German sweetheart in Berlin told newsmen she much prefers western Germany to the United States She said shehopes to clear up her difficulties with the state de partment andjibe on her way back within 2 I love Europe in genejralJ sh said I understand its people they understand me I belong there If I cant get the matter straightened out legally with the state department then I shall ap ply for German citizenship at the German consulate as soon as it is established in Washington Then 101791 Acres Allotted for Cerro Gordo Represents Reduction of About 23 Per Cent From Last 3 Years Allotment of 8985672 acres to Iowa counties for the 1950 corn crop was announced Wednesday by the state production and mar keting administration office The figure compares with 11 303000 acres of corn harvested in Iowa in 1949 Cerro Gordo countys allotment is 101791 jacres a reduction of ap proximately 23 per csnt below the corn acreage of the last 3 years Cerro Gordo county corn acre age the pasjt 3 years is as follows and acres Immediately upon receiving word of the countys allotment hairman Elmer Krause of the Cerro Gordo county production and marketing administration in common with other county chair men over the corn belt set in mo tion the machinery that is to de termine the corn acreage for each farmer Chairman Krause is to call in township committeemen and the corn acreage of each of the 2118 farms in Cerro Gordo county will be given study to determine the application of the Acreage cut Notices then 7 will go out an nouncing the acreage cut and farmers complying with the pro gram will have 15 days in which to file an appeal Soil Conservation ta large cut in corn acreage I can surely go Joan went to Berlin about a year ago as secretary of the 3 power military security board But that job ended in August and she was ordered to leave Germany when her permit expired on Nov 30 Rather than comply she and Kurt Tackenberg her German sweetheart fled into east Berlin and then into Thuringa in the soviet zone They returned to the U S zone 2 months later after the Russians had arrested them re peatedly takeh the girls American passport U S authorities Arrested the girl on charges of being illegally in Berlin After questioning her closely they deported her to the United States under armed guard earlier this week Larson to Take Trip Next Week Des Moines General Robert L Larson says he is going to take a little tripnext week visiting local officials Larson disclosed this Tuesday as he reported there had been half a dozen reports ofattempts to resume gambling operations in the state Most of it has been little stirff he said There have been reports of attempts to sneak back a slot machine or 2 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear Wednesday night with low about 5 above Sunny and warmer Thursday with high about 34 Iowa Fair west and clearing in east portion Wednesday night Slightly colder Partly cloudy and warmer Thursday Low Wednesday night 1020 Minnesota Fair Wednesday night and Thursday colder southeast Wednesday night Low Wednes day night zero to 10 below north zero to 10 above south High Thursday 2228 north 2530 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ends at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 26 Minimum 9 At 8 a m 9 Precipitation 05 Snow 4 inch YEAR AGO Maximum u Mr7 Krauseis planning a meeting next Tuesdfiy afternoon to give thatprogram further study Information from H E Hazen Des Moines state PMA chairman isthat county allotments repre sent the fairest possible division of the acreage allotment to the countiesin the state of Iowa Allotments to individual farms he explained will be based pri marily on the average acres planted to corn years 1947 1949 The county committees will take into cohsideration such fac tors as tillable acreage cropro tation practices type of soil and topography Hazen predicted that nearly 90 per cent of the farmers in Iowa will comply with the 1950 corn allotments Hazen said county and commu nity committees have the right to mako adjustments in cases where an excessive acreage was planted He said this would eliminate the gain sought by a few who delib erately planted an extremely high acreage in 1949 in hopes of getting a big allotment for 1950 Must Comply Farmers must comply with acreage allotments if they wish to be eligible for price support on their 1950 corn crop The allotments were drawn fol lowing a conference in Des Moines of state PMA committee mem bers and representatives of the PMA grain branch from Washing ton Hazen said the conference re viewed all factors on which county allotments are based to determine the apportionment under provi sionsof the 1938 agricultural ad justment act as amended The state allotment was drawn from a national allotment of 46 246973 acres for the nations 837 C9mmercial corn counties All of Iowas counties are included The national figure was based on the 194049 planted Acreage adjusted for trends and diverted acreage The national allotment is 197 per rent less than the acreage planted to corn in the commercial area last year but among indi vidual counties there is variation from the national average Corn acreages allofed to North Iowa counties for 1950 are as fol low Bremer 64534 Butler 100551 Cerro Gordc 101791 Chickasaw 70072 Emmet 74944 Fayette 91376 86628 Franklin 119120 Hancock 108646 Hardin 110826 Humboldt 92468 Kossuth 194606 Mitchell 75250 Palo Alto114515 Winnebaffo 74489 Winreshiek Worth Wrleht TO SELL BONDS Dei Moines urer John M Grimes says sale of the 4th and fihal block of Iowa soldier bonus bond will beheld 9r   

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