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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 17, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI HOME EDITION injnr Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17 1950 Paper Consists ot Two One No 112 DEMOCRATS GREET PRESIDENT is a general view of Washington armory where democrats paying a plate gathered Thursday night in their annual JeffersonJackson day dinner The crowd is standing to greet President Truman who has just appeared on the stage in the background Story on page 2 Quits Post as Polish Diplomat Pittsburgh UR Stanislaw A Skarzynski assistant Polishcon sul here announced Thursday that he has resigned his post rather than return to Poland There is no liberty in Poland today he said Everything the Polish government does is dic tated by the kremlin Skarzynski a former artillery lieutenant in the Polish army and a German prisoner of war for 5 years said he hopes to become an American citizen He said he notified Consul Jo seph Patyk of his decision Tues day after thinking about it for many months Patyk verified the announcement but declined com ment To make me go to Warsaw they promised to transfer me to South America Skarzynski said When I remarked it was much shorter to go to Mexico City they de manded I pack up and go to War law World Government Foes Plead Case Before Senate Group Washington was urged Friday to ap prove a move toward world government as the way to peace foes of the plan said it would mean the destruction of Say Hungary Plans to Find Yank Guilty U S Charges Vogeler Verdict Already Decided Washington state de partment charged Friday that the communist Hungarian government decided in advance of the trial to convict Robert Vogeler of spying and sabotage The department said that 10 days before the trial opened in Budapest the Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister Matyas Rakosi asserted the guilt of Mr Voge ler in a public speech A formal statement by the De partment also raised the question of whether Vogeler an American communications company repre sentative has been subjected to coercion by intimidation lack of food drugging or other forms of mistreatment since his arrest last November Claim Confession The Hungarian government has said that Vogeler confessed to spying At the trial which opened Fri day the Hungarian court skipped over Vogeler But his British as sistant Edgar Sanders testified that he was guilty of seeking out information on Hungarys mili tary economic and political situa tion and passed it on to his su periors Two Hungarians also confessed to spying for the west Of Vogelers reported confes sion the state department said Truman Wants Coal Report by Saturday Briton Decries American Crop Restrictions Des Moines UR A United Nations agriculture expert Friday asked how comes it that this country is being driven to apply restrictions on food products at a time whenmillions of people are starving and others must en dure food rationing Sir Herbert Broadley deputy directorgeneral of the good and agriculture organization of the United Nations spoke at the noon luncheon on the opening day of the national farm institute In a speech prepared for de livery at the luncheon Broadley said millions of people in India China and parts of Latin America are hungry and starving Even in the developed countries of western Europe rationing of some foods continues With this vast need in the world for more food more clothes Cites Need for Far East Commander New York UR The United States needs a supreme comman der in the far east to block the Russian sponsored drive of com munism on southeast Asia accord ing to Major Gen William J Don ovan head of the wartime office of strategic services His remarks were generally in terpreted to mean that Gen Doug las MacArthur was the man for the job Donovan that there said Thursday night is an urgency for more homes how comes it that this country is being driven to apply production restrictions on wheat peanuts and tobacco and very likely on corn and cotton also he asked Then answering the question he posed Broadley said it is just be cause we havent untangled those snags in world food snags which will have increasing ly serious results if not soon un tangled He said the real trouble is the lack of enough food and goods in one country to exchange for the abounding food and goods in another Chester C Davis president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis one of the morning speak ers paid Im not sure we have learned anything from 15 years of farm programs He said We should have learned by now that the bare en actment of a law doesnt make price supports effective at the pre scribed level The prices have to be worked out by shirtsleeve oper ations on the farm in the ware house or in the marketplace free America Seventeen a former international banker a grandmother congressmen and a New Yorker who called himself just plain Joe in the debate over the best way to bring peace into a world threatened by atom and hydrogen bombs They laid their case before a senate foreign relations subcom mittee studying resolutions to strengthen the United Nations and end the cold war with Russia Rep Clare E Hoffman R Mich said he does not question the patriotism and sincerity of those backing a world government But he added the result would be similar to the purpose of the communists who advocate the overthrow of our government by end of our existence as a nation of free people Hoffman directed his criticism at Atlantic Union and a resolution sponsored by Senator Tobey R N H and IP other senators which would make world government the basic objective of American foreign policy Stripped of deceptive and con fusing language Hoffman said the present proposals naked stand forth as a clear attempt to induce us to scrap our constitution surrender our sovereignty our right to plot our course in world affairs Chairman Tydings DMd of the senate armed services com mittee Thursday renewed his plea for Mr Truman and Secre tary of State Acheson to call a world disarmament conference This effort should be made Tydings said to remove from the minds of Russians and other peo ples of the world the fearful and darkening threat of the possibil ity of the last great carries with it the possible ex tinction of all humankind Other demands came from law makers and from citizens groups of them with different ideas but with the same objective the validity of such confessions should be judged in connection with the circumstances under which they are obtained No Information Michael J McDermott state de partment press officer told re porters the department has no in formation whether Vogeler has been supplied with a defense counsel and if so whether the counsel is qualified The first 2 defendants to be called Imre Geiger and Zoltan Rado confessed to spying and sabotage Geiger is the Hungarian managing director of IT T Budapest branch Rado a former government employe is listed in the indictment as a ministry chief of section Apparently his job industry ministry since he is accused of giving Vogel er secrets from an office dealing with supervision of the Standard Electric Works company an IT T subsidiary AP Wirephoto RESCUE Chemical employes are pictured as they went about the grim task of looking for dead and injured in this building wrecked by a blast Thursday Defense Move Chutes Tracks Provide Clues for Bednasek Is Overruled leadership now that the Russians are picking up momentum from their speedy victories in China This victory now makes Russia the dominant power in Asia as well as Europe he said The former head of the U S wartime c 1 o a kandd agger agents said the situation requires a you call him a supreme commander or a high commissioner with the authority the experience and the ability to deal with political as well as mili tary problems Donovans proposals on how to meet the communist menace were made on his acceptance of Colum bia universitys 4th Alexander Hamilton award given each year for public service Wed 70 Years t Council Bluffs busi ness of celebrating silver wedding anniversaries is kid stuff to the George W Smiths This Sunday they will have been married 70 years Smith is 89 his wife is 87 Margaret Denies Plans for Opera Miami Fla Tru man says she isnt planning a career with the Metropolitan Opera company stories that a career in grand opera plan now simply arent true said the presi dents daughter here for a week end singing engagement Ask Heat Be Kept at 65 Degrees in New Hampton Homes New Hampton The city council which operates a steam plant supplying heat for the busi ness district has asked all users to keep room temperatures at 65 degrees Coal suppliers have notified the council they cannot continue usual deliveries All txcept Main street lights are being turned off at midnight to conserve fuel Restrictions now are greater than wartime Iowa City Judge James P Gaffney Friday over ruled a defense motion to dismiss a county charging Robert E Bednasek 24 with first degree murder in the death of his campus sweetheart However Gaffney ordered Johnson County Attorney Jack White to file a bill of particulars by next Monday of the autopsy performed on Margaret Ann Jack son 20 Burlington Bednasek is accused of strang ling Miss Jackson after a party in a mens rooming house Both were students at the University of Iowa Clair Hamilton Bednaseks at torney charged that White had withheld the names of some wit nesses he intended to call against Bednasek and he also charged the county attorneys information vio lated the 5th and 14th amend ments to the U S constitution told the court he would furnish anything to the defense under court order and Gaffney told Hamilton the provision in Iowa law for filing a county attor neys information has been ruled valid and not in conflict with the federal constitution in Search for Missing Airmen McChord Air Force Base Tacoma Wash AP treesnagged parachutes and tracks in the snow turned the search for 5 missing airmen Friday to the west side of Prin cess Royal Island They alone are unaccounted for of the 17 men who STOKES RITES SATURDAY Oskaloosa serv ices will be held at Oskaloosa Saturday for Dr Ella Harrison Stokes 87 retired Penn college professor of philosophy and edu cation She died in an Oskaloosa hospital Thursday KILLED IN CAR OskaJcosa Mae Finch 50 of Des Moines was killed Thursday when the car in which she and her husband F G Finch 51 were riding collided headon with another car on high way 163 10 miles west of here DIES AFTER CRASH DCS Moincs Eollen 22 of New Virginia who was injured Wednesday in a 2 collision near Norwalk died Friday at a Des Moines hospital Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy Friday night with low near 20 Saturday cloudy and colder with some chance of light snow High Saturday in mid20s Iowa Mostly fair and warmer Friday night Saturday partly cloudy colder north and west portions Low Friday night 23 33 Iowa 5day weather Temperatures will average 2 to 6 degrees below season normal Normal high 34 north 43 south Normal low 15 north 22 south Turning colder Saturday and Saturday night Warmer Mon day Colder again Tuesday Pre cipitation will average to in Water content oc curring as rain or snow Sun day and Tuesday Minnesota Cloudylight snow Saturday and in north and cen tral portions Friday night Turning colder north and west portions Friday night and entire state Saturday with fresh to moderately strong northerly winds with some drifting Low Friday night 010 above north west 515 southeast High Saturday 815 north 1822 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m JFriday plunged from an icecoated blazing B36 bomber off the northern British Columbia coast last Monday night Eleven men have been brought here and a 12th was to be flown out Friday A coast guard spokesman at Ketchikan Alaska said the tracks led down a small stream toward the west side of the island Its my understanding from the crew of the plane making the re port that the chutes and tracks are in an area not yet covered by any ground party he added The Canadian destroyer Cayuga which has served as a base for ground parties searching the area moved to the vicinity of the new clues and was to dispatch a crew into the spot at dawn The search planes report and that of returning ground parties that they had heard shots from the inland of the rocky heavily wooded island raised hopes for the rescue of the missing men Survivors brought here said it was possible the shots had been fired by Capt Theodore F Schrei er of Madison Wis the copilot They said he was the only man among the missing group known to have carried a pistol Armour Co Announces Quarterly Earnings Chicago and coin any earned a little more than in the first quarter of its current fiscal year Frederick Specht president said Friday Specht said it would be umyise to multiply first quarter earnings by 4 to estimate earnings for the total year He added It is impos sible to forecast earnings in this meat packing business The first quarter of the com panys fiscal year ended January 31 Fires Coplon Lawyer Gets 3 New Ones New York Coplon fired her attorney Archibald Palmer Friday and the court as signed her 3 new lawyers Federal Judge Sylvester J Ryan designated Sidney Herman Sam uel Neuberger and Leonard Bou din to take up her defense in her current espionage conspiracy trial with Valentin Gubitchev The 3 will be made her attor neys of record at a formal hearing later Friday Palmers dismissal and his suc cessors were announced at the end of a 1 hour and 15 minute confer ence of Miss Coplon her family Palmer and Judge Ryan Palmer said he had no comment Miss Coplon also refused to make a statement But Palmer said before the con ference that he would wish any new attorney Godspeed and would help him all he could He would expect new attorneys also to handle Miss Coplons appeal of her conviction in Washington he added Settlement by Monday is Sought Cole Fears Court Action Likely If Walkout Continues Washington IP President Truman Friday asked his fact finding board in the coal dispute to give him a personal report Sat urday The white house announced the presidents move amid signs that the government was putting on heavy pressure to get the dispute wound up this David Cole the chairman of Mrr Trumans board told reporters that government mediators were shooting for a settlement by Monday Court Action Seen Cole also suggested that it might be difficult for the courts to refrain from contempt action against the miners if their strike continues beyond this week The 370000 coal diggers have defied all this week a federal courts order for them to go back to work Cyrus Ching chief of the fed eral mediation service was asked to sit in on the white house con ference along with John R Stell man the assistant to the presi dent Hopes High Hopes for settlement were high because of a secret 3hour meet ing held Thursday night At this session wages and other contract terms weer reported to have been discussed more realistically than at any time in the past 8 months of the coal contract dispute Cole asked each side to reduce their representatives to not more than 4 persons There have been 20 representatives for each side The strike went on full scale New York ordered coal ration ing into effect on Sunday and Euel starvation gnawed at in dustry Steel mills cut production in Ohio and Pennsylvania Elsewhere new layoffs were ordered bring ing to more than 41000 the num ber of men made jobless in dition to the strikers Maximum Minimum At 8 a m 24 1 10 7 Candidates Ask Nomination Papers Des Moines N Skourup RBurlington who seeks re election to the state senate day asked the secretary of states office for nomination papers Others asking papeis Representatives Ernest Kosek RCedar Paul M Wal ter Carl Hoschek D Faye L Harris R and Allert G Olson Ralph A Olsen EJlsworth re AP Wircphoto RESCUED FROM COAL Dickenson 59 of Pound Va is earned from a coal mine near Whitesburg Ky on a stretcher after being trapped more than 24 hours in a space about the size of a No 3 washtub He was liberated from his small dungeon after workers dug a narrow passageway through fallen rodks to reach him publican also asked papers election to the Iowa house for INGRID HOME Rome Bergman and her 15 day old son left the hospital Thursday and are established in her apartment in the swank Pari oli section of Rome it was learned Friday POPE RECOVERED Vatican City Pope Pius XII recovered from an attack of influenza which kept him bed fast for 3 days said mass Friday morning in his private chapel for the first time since Monday 3 Men Hold Up Washington Bank Get Washington Three men held up an outlying branch of the Hamilton National bank Friday and escaped with about W1 T president of the bank said one man remained in a car outside another stood guard at the and a 3rdrounded up Spud Growers Opposed to Support Ban Washington national potato council Friday urged the senate to hold up action on leg islation to take price supports from potatoes until it can have a hearing In a letter to Senate Democratic Leader Scott W Lucas 111 the council said quick action would be changing the rules in the middle of the game for potato growers and would set a precedent for precipitate removal of price sup ports from other crops Lucas sponsored a potato rider to a cotton acreage bill and the senate agriculture committee ap proved it 62 It would withhold price supports from any future po tato plantings unless they are under marketing quotas The cot ton bill is now on the senate cal endar He also introduced a separate bill to put potatoes under rigid marketing quotas Tharin executive sec retary of the potato council wrote Lucas that the rider would give at me 3Oor anaajra rounaeoup give the branch manager H R Bauck Pnce supports to growers in warm climates whose crops already are in the ground or being planted Nobody was mand and 2 tellers hurt Bank officials were unable to say how many customers were in side at the time Waller said bank auditors had been sent to thebranch on the District of Columbia Maryland boundary to determine the exact amount of the loot Tax Unit fo Appeal Iowa Cigaret Ruling Cedar Rapids 0P Iowa tax commission says it will appeal a ruling that the states cigaret price law is unconstitutional The commission filed notice of appeal yesterday in districtcourt here The law passed by the 1949 legislature provided for a manda tory markup on cigarets of 4 per cent by wholesalers and 8 per cent by retailers The statute was challenged by Mays Drug store in Cedar Rapids The drug firm contended the law violated its constitutional right to sell cigarets at any price it wanted to and deny it to New York Idaho Minnesota the Dakotas Colorado and all the other areas with cold er climates He asked if congress intends to back down on the commitment made in the 1949 farm law Does the congress now intend to use potatoes to set a precedent for taking supports from under all other crops at any time without even the formality of a hearing Tharin asked What would follow potatoes SAME Black means traffic dnulls in put 2i boun   

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