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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 21, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I O W A N S NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Assocltted Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents Copyl MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21 1950 This Paptr Consists ot Two One No US Vogeler Given 15 Years Defiance May Cost Miners Million Washington entire treasury of the striking coal miners variously figured at to was endangered Tuesday by their defiance of a court order once again to end a coal strike Reports from the coal fields showed a spirit of rebellious indifference to the situation Sheriffs office photo OPEN AIR MOVIESrDebris was littered for seeral hundred feej and children 2 of whom may be seen near the wreckage were having a field day after this Des Moines Film Transportation company truck and another sideswiped 3 miles east on highway 18 early Tuesday The film truck was loaded with movie reels candy and magazines which littered the roadway Driver Gerald J Lindberg 20 Des Moines escaped inj ury But John B Freebury 21 Charles City driver of the other truck was taken to Park hospital for shock and bruises He had a load of hogs on a truck owned by J R Grossman Charles City and 5 of them were killed according to a deputy sheriff who investigated Both of the 2ton trucks were badly damaged The accident was blamed on icy roads Public Kiss Causes Furor in Oklahoma Bethany Okla flVA kiss not just a kiss in Bethany s U S Breaks Off Diplomatic Relations With Red Bulgaria Washington AP The United States broke diplomatic relations Tuesday with communist Bulgaria American Min ister Donald R Heath and other U S representatives in Sofia Its the object of school rules which ban the practice in public Thats the big reason 5 high school students were expelled in definitely Monday A court battle may even be brewing Riddell Riggs 16 stole the for bidden kiss Thursday night at a basketball game as he crowned pretty 16yearold Charlotte Mc Clain basketball sweetheart That electrified this town of 2500 just west of Oklahoma City where the Church of the Nazar ene dominates Public kissing is in the sahie class with smoking beer drinking school dances and women wearing shorts In short Tuesi it isnt done tlon A similar queenkissing inci dent in 1948 resulted in a picture of the cereriionies being banned from the yearbook So anticipating punishment about 30 students walked out of classesFriday The rebellion swelled not just to the nokissing rule but to the entire set of school regulations Now a court fight may be in the making for about 250 parents have taken up the kids battle They met Monday night and charged the school is ruled by one religious sect and that students who dont belong to that faith are discriminated against The citizens committee organ ized Sunday has retained Attor ney Fred L Sikes who says they will seek dismissal of the high school principal Mrs Alonzo Norwood The parents of the suspended students said they were expelled indefinitely because they were th ringleaders in the walkout were ordered home The break climaxes a dispute with Bulgaria over commu nist attacks on Heath and a demand from the Bulgarian gov ernment for his recall Bulgaria was directed to with draw its small diplomatic mission in Washington Its legation here is headed now by Doctor Peter Vou tov charge daffaires It is the first time the United States has broken diplomatic re lations with any nation since the war The U S decision was commun icated to the Bulgarian govern ment at Sofia Monday Voutov was summoned to the state department Tuesday and informed of the ac oh He was directed to make ar rangement to leave the United States with other members of the legation and their families After talking with Llewellyn Thompson deputy assistant sec retary for European affairs Vou tov told reporters I think the break is complete He said there are 12 members of the legation staff including dependents and that all probably would leave early in March Fight Picket Line to Halt Mine Blaze Sentence of 2 Years Is Suspended William A Cory 27 pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon to county attorneys information charging him with attempted arson arid he was sentenced to 2 years in the state mens reform atory by Judge M H Kepler in district court The sentence was suspended pending good behavior and Cory was paroled to the Cerro Gordo county sheriffs office Cory was charged with setting fire to the trailer in which he and his wife and her daughter lived at 2004 S Federal on the night of Nov 9 1949 Oily rags and a can of kerosene oil found by firemen in the charred ruins as was an oil soaked davenport Evi dence presented by the state in court showed that a family argu ment apparently prompted Corys action Brookville Pa fought their way through a band of men identified as coal strike pickets Tuesday to put put a fire at a mine tipple near this western Pennsylvania mining community One fire company from neigh boring Summerville was stopped by a barrage of stones Another fire fighting outfit from Brook ville 5 miles to the north got through the road block and put put the fire at the nonunion sur face mine owned by W W Car rier A tipple is used to load trucks with newly mined coal The rela tively small operation has been producing about 1200 tons of soft coal a day during the 6week no contract no work strike of 372 000 United Mine Workers Carrier said the men were pickets He declared a band had visited the property Monday say ing they would be back Sheriff Joe Shaffer of Jefferson county said he planned to tele phone Governor James H Duff and ask for state help He did not identify the nature of the aid he would request To Investigate Spy Charges by McCarthy Washington demo crats decided Tuesday to press a thorough investigation of charges by Senator McCarthy RWis that a spy ring is operating in the state department Democratic Leader Lucas 111 said after a party conference that McCarthys charges will be inves tigated either by the senate foreign relations committee or the special senate investigating committee McCarthy is a member of the investigating group and Lucas said the Wisconsin senator will have to disqualify himself if that commit tee makes the inquiry The democratic policy commit tee will decide later Tuesday which group will make the in quiry Lucas said Besides his accusation that a Big 3 is directing a spy ring in the state department McCarthy also told the senate in a 5hour senate speech last night that 1 Two men and a woman make up the Big 3 to which he re ferred 2 Eightyone communists either have worked or now work for the department and 3 A member of a communist front organization who failed to get security clearance in the state department had turned up as a white house speech writer He did not name the individual The United Mine not President John L Lewis per cited for contempt of court here Monday by Judge Richmond B Keech who had is sued the backtowork order The union was given until Fri day to clear itself of contempt by getting the 372000 idle miners back to work Union lawyers were told to explain Friday if the men still are out That didnt seem to bother the miners They expressed such com ments in the Pennsylvania fields as Nobody is going to pay any attention to a contempt citation Another Let them fine us until our money is gone Mine disorders were reported especially in eastern Kentucky If the union doesnt comply with the back to work order by Friday to the satisfaction of the court it will mean a hearing next Monday before Judge Keech The UMW could be fined any amount the judge deems proper If still out next Monday the strikers will have been in defiance of the court order for 2 weeks The order was re newed Monday until March 3 The union paid in 2 fines for similar scrapes with the courts in 1946 and 1948 Judge Keech could wipe out the UMWs rich holdings built from almost nothing since 1933 These assets consist of huge bank ac counts 4 valuable Washington of fice buildings only a couple of blocks from the white house bonds and bank stocks Lewis was held responsible along with the union both previous times He has met the court orders this time Two communiques from Lewis failed to get the miners back on the job They insisted on lifting again their traditional warcry No contract no work They have been without a contract since the old one expired last June 30 Chill Blasts Accentuate Coal Crisis Pittsburgh blasts of an overdue winter accented the coal shortage in many parts of a shivering nation Tuesday while rebelling soft coal miners kept right on striking Effects of 8 months of offand on coal production that erupted into a full scale walkout 5 weeks ago struck new blows at all branches of American life Education St Louis school will close Tuesday find wont re open until next Monday because they have only a 3day coal sup ply on hand Schools in other communities also are closed Industry Jones and Laughlin Steel corporation will begin to close down plants in Pittsburgh and Aliquippa Pa idling 23000 workers some 42000 already are idle in steel and railroading Civic Rockford 111 City council declared a state of emer gency because of the coal short age Rockford forest preserve crews were ordered to chop down trees for fuel Brazil Ind Water pumping station may close Saturday for lack of coal Brownouts and coal rationing are in effect in many cities and towns DIES IN COLLISION Des Moines P Sheldall 69 of Sioux City was killed Mon day in a collision jn Sioux county the state highway patrol reported Tuesday The accident occurred one mile west and 5 miles south of Bock Valley Orders Review of Nations Guided Missile Program Washington of Defense Johnson has ordered a review of the entire U S guided missile program Such a review either by the defense chief or congress was de manded last week by Senator Lyndon Johnson who contended Russia is at least 2 years ahead of the U S in guided missile development The review has been under taken by the defense depart ments research and development board and that boards committee on guided missiles it was learned Tuesday No Strike Vote for Quaker Oats Workers Cedar Rapids at the Quaker Oats company plant decided Monday night not to take a strike vote International Repre sentative Paul Gardner of the CIO Food Tobacco and Agriculture Workers said Tuesday We have some grievances against the company which will be taken up through regular chan nels Gardner said Earlier local 110 of the union scheduled a strike vote after charging that the company was unfair in refusing to give Record ing Secretary May Davis time off to perform duties for the local The plant employs about 1000 workers Acheson Soys Aid to Europe Is Essential Washington Secretary of State Acheson told congress Tues day it is doubly urgent to con tinue the Marshall plan because Russia is showing signs of in creasing boldness The secretary said that sending American economic aid to west ern Europe is essential if the kremlins design for world domin ion is to be frustrated Acheson was before a joint meeting of the senate foreign re lations and house foreign affairs committees to back up the ad ministrations plea for funds to keep the Marshall plan going for a 3rd year Paul H Hoffman head of the economic cooperation adminis tration had just told the commit tee members that is needed for recovery in the 12 months starting July 1 Hoffman asked for 000 in new cash and permission to spend an additional 000 which he said is still left from this years fund Like Acheson the ECA chief said the recovery program must be kept going to block the threat of Russian expansion MacNider and Murphy in Verbal Tilt Gen Hanford MacNider and J Ray Murphy both past national commanders indulged in their usual battle of words at the de partment meeting of American Legion officers in Des Moines Monday night Other speakers on the program AP Wirephoto JURORS LEAVE themselves against the cold the 9 jurymen chosen in the opening session of the murder trial of Dr Hermann Sander 41 leave Hillsborough county courthouse Monday night to be locked up in a nearby hotel Sander Juror Removed After Challenge by Prosecution Manchester N H Britishborn old est of 9 seated so far in the Sander mercy killing dismissed Tuesday after the prosecution raised a belated chal lenge Counsel for Dr Hermann N Sander offered no objections to removing 72yearold Albert Baines a retired Manchester gas company employe who came this country about 40 Sentenced to Prison as U S Spy 2 Other Defendants Face Death After Trial in Hungary Budapest Hungary ican Businessman Robert A Vo geler was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday on spy charges by a Hungarian court which sen tenced 2 of his 6 codefendants to death Death sentences were meted out to Imre Geiger manager of the International Telephone and Tele graph companys Budapest branch and Zoltan Rado former depart ment chief in Hungarys ministry of heavy industry Edgar Sanders Vogelers British aide in the I T and T branch the Standard Works was sentenced to 13 years in prison v Hungarian Nationals Geiger Rado and the other de fendants all are Hungarian na tionals The court sentenced the Rev Istvah Justh a Roman Cath olic priest and Kelemen Domokos accountant in the Standard com pany to 10 years Edina Doery a barmaid was given a 5year term Vogeler 38 assistant vice presi dent of the I T T and the other 6 defendants had confessed to charges of ferreting out Hun garian economic and industrial secrets on instructions of the American intelligence service of sabotaging the productive capacity BANKER DIES Davenport Hiegel 62 vice president of the Daven port Bank and Trust Co and a Davenport banker for 45 years died at a local hospital Sunday were Gov William S Beardsley and James F Barton Fort Dodge director of publications for the national Legion organization R J Skin Laird department adjutant was presented a watch in recognition of 25 years of service Earlier in the day George N Craig 40yearold national com mander declared that opposition of the American Legion to the Hoover commission plants for veterans is based solely on the belief it is false economy Craig said an exhaustive and complete study of the Hoover commission proposals had con vinced the Legion that neither economy nor efficiency would be fostered by them Among those from Mason City in attendance were Gen and Mrs MacNider Roy B Johnson de partment finance officer H H Boyce department historian Os car Jewell department baseball chairman W Earl Hall past de partment commander Robert Shepard Mason City post com mander Hank Hook Mason City post adjutant Ralph Rowley 4th district adjutant Dr T A Nettle ton Mr and Mrs Leo Allstot and Allen Johnson years ago 1 of 3 Protestants among the first 9 jurors chosen Monday to try Sander on a charge of murder for pumping air into a hopeless cancer patient to end her suffering After a conference of an hour and a quarter with defense coun sel and prosecutors Judge Harold E Wescott returned to the court room to announce The state has requested the right to challenge the last juror seated yesterday The defense of fered no objections The request is granted The reason for the states re quest was not explained Earlier Attorney General Wil liam L Phinney revealed that he was investigating the possibility that names jurors had of the leaked prospective out before Fatally Hurt When Hit by Automobile Wilton Junction C Christiansen 76 was fatally in jured about 7 p in Sunday in a carpedestrian accident while crossing the street near his home here He was taken to a Muscatine hospital where he died an hour later Police said the car was driven by Jack Ellis of Wilton Des Moines Blaze Leaves 10 Homeless Des Moines fire in a 4 apartment building here Monday night left 10 persons including a 2 month old boy homeless Some of the occupants of the 11 room building had retired when the fire was discovered in the basement Firemen confined most of the fire to the basement al though heat and smoke caused damage throughout the building they were made known by the court With Baines removal 8 jurors rerriained seated and 5 more were to be chosen Of the 8 picked 6 are Roman Catholics Baines son Albert is an em ploye of a Manchester credit bu reau that checked prospective jurors for defense counsel it was learned from sources outside the court Checking of prospective jurors by counsel is customary in New Hampshire A Manchester lawyer explained no one should consider it in the light of interference 5 Candidates Ask Nomination Papers DCS Moines Floyd J Moeckly Des Moines republican asked Tuesday for nomination pa pers as a candidate for 5th district congressman He will oppose Rep Paul Cun ningham veteran of several terms for the GOP nomination Moeckley is Iowa agent for a Chicago cor respondence school Two incumbents and a pair of other republicans asked nomina tion papers as candidates for the Iowa house of representatives They are Reps A E Rankin of Hampton and C M Strawman of Anampsa Gerald Laughery of Guthrie Center and Alvin Gustaf son of Stanley House Group Okpys Demo Housing Bill Washington house banking committee Tuesday ap proved an administration bill to set up a corporation to encourage construction of homes for middle income families The vote was 11 to 4 Several committee members were absent when the vote was taken and can record their positions later But a committee spokesman said this is not expected to overturn the majority favoring the legislation The senate banking committee probably will take up similar legislation later this week The legislation was drawn to carry out a recommendation President Truman made to con gress in his state of the union message in January The bill would set up a na tional mortgage corporation for housing cooperatives which would make longterm loans to cooperatives at low interest rates of the Standard firm to harm Hungarian economy and of sab otaging deliveries to the Soviet Union and east European commu nist countries Vogeler Sanders and the 5 Hun garians had pleaded guilty to the charges and had made abject statements to the court Barred From Visit United States Minister Nathan ial Davis had been barred from visiting Vogeier and Sanders dur ing their 3 months In custody In New York Paul Reude mahn a Standard Oil Company of New Jersey executive who was expelled fay Hungary in Septem ber 1948 after signing a sabotage confession commented In Hungary today a man can be forced to confess because he sees nothing else to do He is con fined in a dungeon with no hope of getting out unless he does con fess He is deprived of food and water questioned constantly brought to such mental and physi cal exhaustion that even better than what lie is going through Plan No Iowa BrownOuts Des Moines The Iowa commerce commission said Tues day it has no intention now of or dering power company brown outs as a coal conservation meas ure This move has been spread ing in ilie east 8 CARS DERAILED Dundee cars of a Great Western freight train were derailed near here Monday night No one was reported injured Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with temper atures falling to 5 above by Wednesday morning Occasional snow flurries Tuesday night Clearing and cold Wednesday with high 14 Iowa Snow flurries and some what colder Tuesday night Wednesday clearing colder southeast Heavy snow accumu lations probable northeast por tion of state Tuesday night Low Tuesday night near 10 west to 2025 southeast north Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 2 to 5 degrees above normal Normal highs 35 to 43 normal lows 15 to 22 Rather cold Wednesday Warming Thursday and Friday Colder again with snow late Fri day or Saturday Precipitation The situation is not quite as acute yet in Iowa as it is in the east Commission Chairman Dave Long commented But Iowa pow companies might take conser vation steps voluntarily if they believe it necessary We rather think the commis sion would have the authority to order brownouts if needed The commission has almost unlim ited power when it comes to things of that sort Meanwhile Rodney Q state fuel coordinator looked upon therecent mild weather with mixed feelings Higher tempera tures eased up the consumption of coal But unimproved roads to some Iowa mines made it hard for trucks to get through the mud to them Callers to Selby Monday for coal from Kanawha and Tipton were relayed to truckers having coal Rep Lovre Unveils SelfSupporting Farm Program Washington Harold O Lovre R S Dak Tuesday un veiled a selfsupporting farm price support program He said it would assure the parity for his crops farmer full and provide gAME ink 4ealh in pmil 24 REIGN AT BALL Council Bluffs senior at Iowa State college Mary Wads worth was crowned queen and Dr Robert M Collins was crowned king at Mpnday nights annual Council Bluffs Mardi Gras ball for distribution of surpluses to the nations needy through a food stamp plan and through exports Lovre said his plan will be pre sented to congress in bill form in a week or 2 Basically he said the plan calls for a 2price for that part of the crop needed to supply normal domestic demand and an other for surpluses Lovre said he has not discussed his plan with congressional farm leaders and that Im not offering it as the republican plan The program was worked out at a series of farm meetings in my state during the congressional re cess by farmers who want to steer clear of government controls and government subsidy programs which are breaking the back of the already overburdened tax payer he said Lovre said he wanted to get away from the agriculture depart ments nonsensical method of buying and selling at the same price Under his proposal the farmer would be paid full parity prices for the portion of his crop needed of administering the program to meet domestic demand Any surplus he might produce would have to be turned over to a na tional committee such as the commodity credit corporation for disposal by export or distribution to the needy through a stamp plan The farmer would receive for this surplus the amount for which it was sold less administrative costs He said the farmer under terms of the proposed bill would be re quired to purchase marketing quotas from his country commit tee at fixed prices if he wished to market a surplus Whatever amount he paid for his quota he said would be re turned to the farmer less the cost Lovre said the oneprice system now in effect is trying to do what even a country merchant would not attempt The merchant always sells his surplus at a discount but gets a full price for the bulk of his mer chandise upon which he makes money he said Lovre said one advantage of his plan would be a provision placing operation in the hands of farmer elected committees on county state and national levels Thus the farmer would control his own production and would not bo subjected to distasteful govern ment controls he said will average ter content inch or less wa Minnesota Partly cloudy Tuesday night with snow and somewhat colder southeast portion Tues day night Wednesday generally fair Low Tuesday night 10 to 15 below northwest and zero to 10 above southeast High Wed nesday zero to 10 above north and 10 to 15 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 29 20 20 06 sleet 23 20 Ching in Report on Phone Talks Washington Ching federal mediation director gave the white house a report Tuesday on the threatened nationwide tele phone strike on Friday Ching did not tell reporters just what he had advised the white house but from all outward signs there is now a tight deadlock in negotiations between the Bell Communications W o r k er s of America The mediation chief went to the white house after separate con ferences with representatives of the Western Electric company a Bell subsidiary and leaders of the CWA divisions employed by West ern Electric 66TII ANNIVERSARY Strawberry Point Mrs Manuel G Arnold observed their 66thwedding anniversary at their home here Tuesday They were married Feb 21 1884 Ar nojd is 87 his wife 83 V W   

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