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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 3, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                f NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED fOR THE HOME t MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 3 1950 AND WE THANK of striking miners offerprayerful thanks Bitting down to a free hot lunch provided for them at Cecil Township school in P vania The meals volunteered by Cecil residents are a blessing to many children parents are without money to give them nourishing school lunches LIUiaien Says He Was Bilked Out of Ottumwa Everett E Orman said Friday an elderly retired Ottumwa man had been victimized by an extortionist to the extent of He said the man put up that much cash as bond when he was told by a confidence man who posed as a representative of At torney General Robert Larsons office that he would have to go to Des Moines in connection with an investigation Orman said the bogus officer toldthe victim he was investigat ing reports of alleged criminal ac tivityin Central park Ofctumwa He had stopped the man in the park and told him he wrtuld have to be a witness inDes Moines The con man flashed a badge which wasnt seen clearly He had 2 conferences with the victim and at the 2nd proposed the bond Orman described the extortion ist as 40 years old 5 feet 9 inches tall dark skin 165 pounds who wore glasses part of the time and smoked cigarets nervously He used the name Adams in Ottumwa Pope Pius Receives Cardinal Spellman Vatican City UR Pius XII received Archbishop Francis Cardinal Spellman of New York Friday in private audience The cardinal who led more than 500 pilgrims from the New York region to the 1950 Catholic holy year of celebration here talked with the pontiff for 40 minutes in the papal library Earlier the cardinal recited mass lor the pilgrims in the Church of Santa Susanna which is under the care of the American Paulist Fath ers The New York group was joined Friday for mass and a tour of the city by some of the 95 pilgrims arrived here Wednesday and Thursday by plane from St Cloud Minn Soys Mrs Borroto Looked Dead Before Air Injection Manchester N H AP head nurse testified Fri day Mrs Abbie Borroto had a death pallor and was not breathing some minutes before Dr Hermann N Sander ever injected air into the womans veins I thought she was dead said Mrs Cecelia Smith who had stopped at the bedside in the Hillsboro coun ty hospital last Dec 4 Mrs Smith a defense witness said she failed to detect any pulse in the 59yearold cancer stricken woman during her first visit to the bedside the morning Mrs Borroto died Took Pulse Later the nurse testified she returned with Dr Alpert Snay and that he took Mrs Borrqtos pulse arid listened for Tier heart beat through stethoscope Dr Snay has signed a state ment that the woman was dead when he looked at her and that he so indicated to Dr Sander as the first degree murder defendant went to the room moments later Dr Sander is accused of inject ing a fatal dose of air into Mrs Borrotos veins in a socalled mercy gesture to end her suffer ing Mrs Smith said Mrs Borroto had an awful death pallor at the time and was cold and clammy She said Mrs Borroto had a drawn painful expression on her face and I thought she had passed away Heard Gasp Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and warmer Friday night and Satur day Low Friday night 20 High Saturday 35 Iowa Partly cloudy to cloudy and warmer Friday night and Sat urday Low Friday night 18 to 25 northeast west 25 to 30 south Iowa 5Day Weather Temperatures will average 3 to 6 degrees above normal Normal maximum irninimunv 37 to 43 18 to 24 Normal Warmer Saturday and Sunday followed by moderate change to colder late Monday and Tuesday Pre cipitation will average gener ally less than onefourth inch occurring as rain or snow Monday Minnesota Partly cloudy and a little warmer Friday night Sat urday mostly cloudy and warm er Low Friday night near zero north 15 to 20 south High Saturday 15 to 20 north near SO south IN MASON CiTY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday 16 6 Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation Snow TEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 16 03 inch 34 30 The nurse testified she told this to Elizabeth Rose day nurse for the stricken woman Miss Rose has testified for the prosecution that she heard Mrs Borroto gasp ing at the time Mrs Smith also said Mrs Bor roto did not twitch as claimed by state witnesses Dr George F Dwinnell chief surgeon at the Elliot hospital Manchester testified that he knows of no medical reason for the injection of air into a person Says Loveland Not Asked to Run for Senate Des Moines Demo cratic Chairman Jake More said Friday he was sure that Presi dent Truman has not asked Un dersecretary of Agriculture Albert J Loveland to run for the senate in Iowa this year More said the democratic na tional committee advised him only 2 weeks ago that the president would take no part in the Iowa primary I am sure the president has not asked Loveland to run and that he will support whatever candidate is named in the pri mary More said More said he expected he might see Loveland in Des Moines Friday but had not heard from him late Friday morning Love land could not be located in Des Moines or at his home at Janes ville Loveland has been mentioned for months as a possible candidate for thedemocratic senatorial nom ination but has said several times he was not considering the race Five candidates already have announced they will seek the nomination in the June 5 primary ASK OFFICES CLOSE Bucharest Romania fP The American and British legations have been asked to close down their information services here No reason was given lowan Wants 100000 Tent Stakes Council Bluffs Kenneth N Johnson of Council Bluffs ac knowledged Friday hes in the market for 100000army surplus just have to guess tent stakes But youll What they are wanted for Johnson said if he tells all now the price market on tent stakes may be pegged higher Once he gets the stakes hell disclose everything he said Johnson is a carpenter and cab inet maker He said he already has used 2 carloads or 200000 of the 16inch oak stakes in his mys terious project At Shreveport La J H Sing er who manufactures camp stools from tent pegs disclosed he had answered Johnsons advertise ment for 100000 stakes Singer is in position to fill the order He has about 5500000 of the pegs stacked near his manu facturing plant in Shreveport He bought them at a surplus sale at an old quartermaster depot Says Soviet Got ABomb Material From America Washington Eacey Jor dan a former air force major tes tified Friday that from 1942 to 1944 Russia got millions of pounds of American lendlease materials he now knows could be used in producing an atomic bomb Jordan told the house un American Activities committee the materials were cadmium graphite for furnaces and aluminum tubes plus thorium He said he got his figures from a complete record of lendlease shipments which a Russian officer gave him at his request Last December Jordan told the committee that while he was sta tioned at Great Falls Mont air base the Russians sent out ship ments of uranium and heavy wa ter plus big amounts of diplomatic mail and baggage Thfr Paper Conilsta of Two No 124 Soy Truman Not Leader in Red Probe Republicans Claim Congress Digs Up Facts on Commies Washington challenged Friday President Tru mans assertion that he has taken the lead in rooting communists out of the government Instead Senator Bricker R said the president had acted only when congress was so close on his heels he felt he had to do something Senator McCarthy said congress not the president dug up the facts about commu nists Senator Ferguson objected too to the presidents news conference statement of Thursday that he alone has made any concrete effort to get at the bottom of the security problem arising from communist activities in the government No Hiss Action Mr Truman didnt do anything about getting Alger Hiss out of the government Ferguson ob Hiss former state department official who resigned to take a pri vate job was convicted of lying about meetings with an admitted communist courier who said he got secret government papers from Hiss Senator Lucas of Illinois the democratic leader backed up the presidents assertion that he had pushed the prosecution of those suspected of disloyalty No other administration has ever done as much to weed out communists from the govern ment Lucas said Checks Pending Senator Knowland RCal dis closed that loyalty checks of 257 state department employes have been pending more than a year He got the information in a letter from John E Peurifoy deputy un dersecretary of state Of 326 persons being checked for loyalty Peurif oy said 21 cases have been pending for 8 months 10 for 9 months 18 for 10 months 10 for 11 months 10 for 12 months and the remainder for more than a year Knowland said the delay in clearing up such investigations doesnt make sense No Prospect of Quick Vote on Switzer Washington Apparently senate judiciary committee Chair man McCarran DNev is in no hurry for a decision on the nomi nation of Carroll O Switzer to an Iowa federal judgeship President Truman asked early in January for confirmation of his interim appointment of Swit zer to be judge for Iowas south ern district The nomination went to the ju diciary committee and thats the last that has been heard of it That is the committee has taken no steps to clear the nomination for a hearing or any other action And there is no prospect for early developments McCarran told a reporter Itll be sometime before we get around to that case Asked if there was any possi bility of a hearing within the next month McCarran said I dont see any chance of it The judiciary committee is busy with displaced persons legisla tion and other matters Addition ally it has many other judgeship nominations to consider McCarran said sometime that the committee planned to give precedence to the uncon tested nominations ago ORDER HOME CLOSED Clinton state fire marsh alls office has ordered the Mount Alverno Home for the Aged closed The sisters of St Francis who operate the home said they lacked sufficient funds to meet requhements set up by the fire marshall The order cares for 42 men and women in the home Truman Asks Power t to Take Over Mines Navy Gives Coal to Public Institutions in 7 States Pittsburgh AP The navy came to the aid of coal short institutions in 7 states Friday as the fuel shortage grew more acute across the nation The Charleston S C naval base made available 17000 tons of coal for public tutions in the 6th naval dis trict It is made up of South Car olina Georgia North Carolina Florida Tennessee Mississippi and Alabama Maines Governor Frederick G Payne asked the air force for use of coal stored in the deactivated Pressure Isle base for that north ern Maine citys schools which have only a 2weeks supply Unemployment continues to mount It is estimated unoffici ally that at least 225000 workers in allied industries have joined the 372000 striking United Mine workers in idleness More and more emergency measures are going into effect in an effort to keep the growing paralysis from strangling Ameri ca s economy Henry Ford II head of Ford Motor company says the entire country will be weeks if coal resumed soon In Montana Cal shut down production in 2 isnt theKaiser Steel corporation announced a 10 to 20 per cent steel production cut with a corresponding layoff among 5000 employes At Warren Ohio the Packard electric division of General Mo tors furloughed 1200 employes due to an industrial gas curtail ment In some sections of the country particularly in Ohio the cold weather has forced use of more gas for home heating thereby slashing the amount available for industries Despite the increasingly criti cal situation users of electricity manufactured in plants v which rely on hot going along fully with conservation pleas The situation is so serious in New York state that Coal Admin istrator Bertram Tallamy has or dered electrical service cut off for persistent violators of brownout on electrical advertising displays Ask Extension of Rent Control Washington Top demo cratic senators Friday asked a one year extension of federal rent con trols now due to expire June 30 Majority Leader Lucas DIll and Assistant Leader Myers CD Pa told a reporter they would introduce legislation Friday to carry out President Trumans call for continuance of the present federal rent law At his news conference Thurs day Mr Truman again said that he wants the controls kept on another year Celebrating 60th Wedding Anniversary Parkersburgr and Mrs J P Schurmann parents of 14 children will celebrate wedding anniversary Sunday All the children are 2 years apart in age There are also 43 grandchil dren and 15 great grandchildren the entire f amity from Waterloo Cedar Falls Allison Parkersburg and Chicago is expected to be present Oliver Plant Will Begin 3Day Week Charles City JP The Oliver corporation will begin operating under a 3day work week schedule starting Wednesday George W Bird plant manager said Friday The action was taken due to a coal strikeinduced shortage of steel supplies Administration Looks to Loveland as Spokesman for Brannan Plan in Senate Washington ff The Truman administration hopes that this years elections will provide a sen ator to lead its fight for adoption of the controversial Brannan farm plan promising both farm pros perity and cheaper food It has picked the man He is Un dersecretary of Agriculture Al bert J Loveland an Iowa farmer Like Secretary Brannan Loveland has made many speeches for the administration farm proposal Close associates disclosed Friday that at a recent white house con ference President Truman and Brannan urged Loveland to enter the race for the Iowa senate seat now held by republican Bourke B Hickenlooper Loveland friends said Is In Iowa now discussing the matter with state democratic leaders pre paratory to making a decision on whether to run The administration is planning make strong efforts this year elect a congress committed to to to the Brannan plan The present congress has turned thumbs down on it This plan would allow prices of surplus perishables to drop to whatever price they might bring in an open market government would make ments to farmers to make up any difference between their receipts The pay and a predetermined f a i r standard The administration was said to feel the need of a farm state sen ator to lead the fight for the pro posal At present there is no strong supporter of the plan among the socalled farm bloc lawmakers In fact one of the most active members of the sen ate agricultural ator Anderson of New has opposed the Brannan propos al Anderson once was secretary of agriculture under Truman Should Loveland run and be elected the administration would seek to have him placed on the agriculture committee Should the administration suc ceed in getting Loveland to en ter the Iowa race it would di rectly challenge President Allan B Kline of the powerful Amer ican Farm Bureau Federation Kline a bitter critic of the Bran nan farm plan is a resident of Iowa Court Orders UMWtoTurn Over Records Cambridge Ohio Pleas Judge Howard E Faught Friday ordered the United Mine Workers to turn over to the court records of meetings of its interna tional executive board of policy committee The order was issued at the re quest of the Pittsburgh Consoli dation Coal company which is suing John L Lewis and the UMW for damages under Ohios Valentine antitrust act The union was directed to sup ply by March 16 all records doc uments and transcripts of meet ings of the executive board and policy committee relating to the coal miners 3day 2day and no day work week Judge Faught also ordered the union to submit copies of con tracts it has signed with indi vidual mines which are continu ing to operate in the midst of the miners strike Pittsburgh consolidations suit against Lewis the UMW and other high officers of the union is one of 9 similar suits filed by coal operators under the Valentineact They seek a total of in damages The operators allege that Lewis his officers and the miners have violated the Valentine aot by con spiring to limit coal production and control prices Unification Works After Phone Call San Francisco navy had unification trouble with the air force Thursday but was able to cover up to everyones satis faction A undisclosed air force General Hoyt S Vandenberg in Washing ton He explained to Gen Vanden berg that the navy had just taken over the army transport com mand under was O K with him But the sergeant said he under stood he would not be furnished a mattress and blankets aboard the transport General William Mitchell And that wasnt the kind of life advertised posters on recruiting The general talked it over with Admiral William M Callaghan head of the navys military sea transportation service Admiral Callaghan called MSTS head quarters here The headquarters put the problem up to ship Cap tain James V Query Jr Skipper Query said it was all a mistake He said the air force personnel would find blankets and mattresses already on the bunks But just to make sure Capt Query had all 345 air force en listed men mustered topside be fore the Mitchell sailed for Pearl Harbor and Guam They were asked Have you received blankets The unanimous Yes Sir answer was Each man was asked Did you make a phone call to Washington yesterday The answer was unanimous Sir An hour late the unified trans port set sail Candidate Asks for Nomination Papers Des Moines Ed Hannon Perry republican asked the secre tary of states office Friday for nomination papers as a candidate for the Iowa house of representa tives Lee E Dotson Wapello republi can also asked papers as a can didate for the Iowa house 8500 Turn Out for Des Moines Auto Show Des Moines estimated 8500 persons crowded into the Des Moines auto show at the state fairgrounds Thursday night Some 100 models of 19 makes of autos are on display along with cutaway models which show the interiors and working parts of engines and running gear Says Danger to Nation Is Real and Immediate Washington AP President Truman Friday asked congress for powerto seize the nations strikebound coal mines The president said in a special message Within a few days we shall be virtualy out of soft coal The danger to the national health and safety is real and im mediate It requires action at once He said that if coal production is not resumed at once there will be human suffering and disastrous economic dis location Mr Truman proposed 1 An impartial board to make recommendations concerning fair and just compensation for the use of the property of the mine own ers 2 Another impartial board to determine how much the govern ment should pay the miners while they work for the government 3 Establishment of a commis sion of inquiry including govern ment congressional and public members to make a thorough study of the coal industry in terms of economic social and national security objectives Full Strike The miners have now been on a full strike since Feb 6 and since Feb 11 have defied a federal courts order for a return to work Mr Trumans proposed program was based on the assumption that they would return to work if the government took over the pits the same time he asked the power of seizure the president said he hoped he would not have to use it He said he hoped that John L Lewis and the coal operators who are still continuing their nego tiations will reach agreement before it actually becomes neces sary for the government to take po5sessiQtuqfthe But the president declared we can wait no longer to pre pare ourselves with the necessary legislative authority Asks Quick Action He earnestly asked congress to enact the legislation as quickly as possible In advance of arrival of the presidents message at the cspitol Senate Democratic Leader Lucas of Illinois told reporters he would ask emergency senate action to carry out Mr Trumans request Lucas said he thought congress might pass the seizure legislation by Saturday night House democratic leaders also had made clear they would press for all speed in getting whatever authority Mr Truman felt he needed The president made it clear that the administration did not pro pose to settle the dispute between the United Mine Workers and the coal operators The union and owners have been at odds sinde last June 30 when their old contract expired Lewis is understood to be de manding an increase from to in the basic daily wage and a boost from 20 to 25 cents in the royalty payment to the miners welfare fund for each ton of coal mined No Intervention President Truman said of the dispute They will have to settle their differences through their own collective bargaining just as though government operations were not in effect I do not propose to substitute the governments representatives for the private operators at the bargaining table It will not be our purpose to establish wages hours or working conditions which would bind either the op erators or the miners upon re sumption of private operations When the country can be as sured of sufficient supplies of coal the government have no need to continue public operation and the mines will be promptly returned to private hands CLAIM RECORD Miami Fla airlines claimed a new commercial speed record Friday for a DC6 with 37 passengers aboard which made it from Chicago to Miami in 3 hours 8 minutes and 48 seconds Keech Issues 80Day Coal Injunction Washington Judge Richmond B Keech Friday issued an 80day national emergency injunction againstthe coal strike under the TaftHartley act But there was no indication the miners would take it any more seriously than they did 2 10day temporary stop strike orders which preceded the new injunc tion Keech Thursday acquitted the union of contempt of court despite the miners defiance holding that the government failed to prove the shutdown was more an individual action by each miner The new injunction runs for 80 days less the 20 days whrchTal ready have expired under the temporary orders Under the Taft Hartley law the justice depart ment must go to court 60 days hence if the strike is not settled by then and ask the lifting of the injunction SAME 2i U pan Truman Says He Opposes School Control Washington Tru man has told the house labor committee rather sharply that he opposed federal control of the nations schools as much as any one does The president wrote the com mittee in effect late Thursday to get a federal aid to education bill approved and let him worry about administering it His curt note was in response to acommittee declaration that it would hot approve such a bill until Mr Truman relieved its concern about federal interfer ence in the schools especially by the federal security agency Mr Truman retorted that he the housecommittee the states the schools themselves and all citizens interested in education oppose federal control of the schools while the senatepassed aid to education bill expressly forbids it On this question he said acidly there seems to be gen eral agreement The resolution you have trans mitted to me proceeds however by a process of reasoning which I do not follow to relate this principle of freedom of control to the position of the office of edu cation in the federal security agency If there is to be no federal control in any case I fail to see how any federal control can grow out of any possible relationship between these 2 offices The senate passed its 000 aid to education bill last year Since then the education program has been bottled up in the house committee by arow over whether private and parochial schools should get a share of the federal assistance Crushed to Death in Tractor Mishap Persia Howard Gamble 43 was crushed to death Thursday when his tractor apparently went out of control on a steep hill miles southeast of here Harold M Hennessey Harrison county coroner said the tractor rolled over and crushed Gambles head and continued down a 30 foot embankment and crashed through the side of a wooden bridge Ideal Home Pennsauken N J group of girls at the Pennsauken junior high school was instructed the othev day to write themes on the subject My Ideal Home One youngster wrote When I am married there will be a love seat in my and it will be used   

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