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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 4, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                f I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTHIOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 4 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One No 125 TRUCK COLLAPSES steel bridge near Marysville Ohio folded up Fri day under the weight of a semitrailer truck The collapse only hastened highway de partment plans The bridge was due to be demolished next summer The 2 occupants of the truck escaped injury although one got a ducking in the icy creek Okay Bill to Require Reds to Register Washington JP The senate Judiciary committee voted 8 to 1 approval Saturday for a bill re quiring the registration of com munists and communist front or ganizations The action sends to the senate a measure designed to curtail the operations of subversive elements The measure offered by Sen ator Mundt RS Dak defines communism as a conspiracy to overthrow the government and set up a dictatorship in this coun try v With this definition the meas ure would outlaw such conspira party members have claimed this woiild outlaw theirs party but there is no such direct i provision in the bill Registration of members of the communist party and of commu nist front organizations would be required Communists would be barred from holding government jobs and would be denied passport visas The bill also would require the labelling of communist propagan da sentthrough the mails and re quire an announcement when communist views were carried on the radio Senator Langer RN Dak cast the only vote against the measure when it was reported by the fcommittee Mercy Slaying Trial of Sander in Weekend Recess Manchester N H Hermann N Sanders claim that a cancer patient died before he injected air into her veins still stood Saturday after a stiff attack The mercy murder trial of Jhe 41yearold physician was Repudiated Reds in 40 London UR War Minister John Strachey answering con servative press attacks said Sat urday it was public knowledge he repudiated communist policies in in recess until Monday the Dr Sander may take stand in his own defense Attorney General William Bayonet Toting Youth Denies Stealing Plane Mt Carmel HI dapper young Oklahoman who carried a bayonet under his shirt stead fastly denied Saturday that he stole an airplane in Amarillo Texas then played hideandseejc with police flight in a crosscountry The youth who identified him self i as Robert Pryor 27 Tulsa was seized Friday in a hotel where he was traced after a police officer recognized the fugitive plane at a nearby airport Pryor had a razorsharp bayo net strapped to his chest when he was picked up The youth refused to answer any questions aboutthe plane He said he came here by bus But Sheriff E H Kennard said Oh hes our man all right The plane a 2seater cream and maroon trainer was stolen from Phinney tried hard Friday to make a star defense witness say Mrs Abbie Borroto was practically dead and not entirely dead when he saw her last Dec 4 He failed Found Dead The witness was Dr Albert Snay who said he found Mrs Bor roto dead a few minutes before Dr Sander put airintovher veins in an apparent gesture of impul sive mercy Phinney put the word euthana sia into the 10 day old trial record for the first time with a sugges tion that young Dr Snay favors such mercy killings I have no opinion on euthana sia insisted Dr Snay The defense then swung to the counterattack with a medical witness who testified Dr Sander puce stood firm against euthanasia in another case Dr Robert Rix said he was called in to treat a patient of Dr San paralyzed woman whose life was oozing out of a festering sore on her body The question was whether or not it was wise to treat her tes tified Dr Rix because she was a burden to herself and her fam ily The question was whether it would be wiser to let natural causes lead to her death Insisted on Treatment Dr Sander insisted on treat ment Dr Rix recalled The wom an partially recovered and gets around in a wheel chair today he added The rapidfire order in which 23 defense witnesses took the stand Friday led to a defense prediction that testimony might be over by Tuesday Thus the case might go to the allmale jury by Thursday There were tears in the eyes of many spectators as a parade of Dr Sanders and poor young and to their love and respect for the physician who stood by them in their dark est hours 1940 Strachey in a detailed statement denied as not true charges made by Lord Beaverbrooks Eve ning Standard that he had never disavowed communist doctrine Strachey former minister of food was appointed war minister in the new cabinet formed this week by Prime Minister Clement Attlee Lord Beaverbrooks newspapers criticized Stracheys appointment to the cabinet post on grounds his alleged comntunist sympathies might open the way for the Rus sians to obtain additional atomic and defense secrets from Britain It has always been public knowledge that I supported the communist doctrine in the years which preceded the last war Stracheys statement said Evening Standard of March 3 repeats however the statement that I remain an avowed communist This state ment is not true Not only have I never been amember of the com munist party but it is also public knowledge that I repudiated com munist policies in 1940 Loveland to Decide on Senate Race Denies Being Asked to Run by Either Truman or Brannan Des Moines yP Undersecre tary of Agriculture A J Loveland says he will make his decision next Tuesday or Wednesday aboul entering the race for United States senator The former Iowa production and marketing administrator plans to go to his Janesville home Satur day and return to Des Moines next week to talk with Jake More state democratic chairman Loveland who said he planned to talk with friends in Iowa abou making the race denied Friday that either President Truman 01 Secretary of Agriculture Charles F Brannan had asked him to run A story from Washington Fri day said close associates disclosed at a recent white house conference that Truman and Brannan hac urged Loveland to run for the senate 6th Candidate If he did he would be the 6th candidate to seek the democrat nomination for the post now helc by Senator Hickenlooper R Iowa who is running for reelection Iowas other senator is Guy Gil lette who won in 1948 on th democratic ticket Loveland said he had been urged by his friends both in Iowa anc other places to make the race He said he decided to come out anc over with these friends and decide Not Enthusiastic Im not enthusiastic about it he said but if it is my duty I will consider it very seriously With 5 candidates now in the race it iso now believed democratic party leaders are not too anxious for Loveland to run Also some apparently have some doubt about making an allout race on the Brannan plan in a state where the American Farm Bureau Federa tion leading opponent of Bran nans plan is so strong More recently said that he was no longer urging Loveland to run becatiaeofthe candidacies already announced The 5 are Alvin P Meyer Van Meter State Rep E E Gene Poston Corydon Otha D Wearin Hastings Ernest J Seemann Wa terloo and W M Shaw Newton Working Slowly on New Coal Contract an unlighted night airport Saturday Missouri state police chased the plane Friday after it landed at several airports in Missouri The highway patrol lost sight of it as it passed into a cloud bank over Sullivan Mo Police Sgt James F Blair said he recognized the craft from warn ing descriptions flashed to Illinois police as he was driving past the Beckerman airport He checked with airport officials who said the pilot had left for a hotel in town Blair seized Pryor Former North Iowa Minister Is Dead Stuart Rev Carl W Hempstead 77 retired Congrega tional minister died Friday at the home of a daughter Mrs George Ernst in Lincoln Nebr He had been sick 3 months Mr Hempstead had been a door keeper for the state senate the last 3 sessions His pastorates in Iowa included Woden Eddyville Victor Rice ville Elkader Waverly Muscatine and Mitchellville He had made his home in Stuart since his re tirement in 1940 Ottumwa Bus Strike Talks Broken Up Ottumwa nego tiations toward settling the 2 monthold Ottumwa bus strike broke up Saturday and spokesmen no progress was made No further meetings were sched uled at present President Lester Parcel of the AFL Bus Drivers union said of ficials of National City Lines Chi cago maintained Friday they were In even a worse position than pre viously to grant pay increases The unions drivers and garage mn went on sfrike Dec 27 fort wage boost Greeks Choose New Parliament Sunday Athens Greece UR Greek voters willvelect a new parliament of 250 members Sunday with the possibility that none of the 26 competing parties will come out strong enough to form a stable government Should the election prove inde cisive new elections probably will follow in which Field Marshal tAiesarider Papagbs hero of the successful war against the guer rillas may emerge as a dominant Frisbie Sentenced to Life Term for Slaying in Tavern Marshalltown Orris J Frisbie 36 Saturday was found guilty of first degree murder in the Christmas Eve tavern stabbing of Loren Stull Tama and was sentenced to life imprisonment at Fort Madison penitentiary A 3day hearing had been con ducted by Judge B O Tankersley to determine the degree of guilt after Frisbie had entered a plea of guilty to an open charge of mur der In pronouncing sentence Judge Tankersley told Frisbie he was the product of a broken home and was paying in part for the errors of so ciety Stull was stabbed in a tavern here Christmas Eve as he sat with Frisbies former wife Marie Wauters leader 1946 The last election was in HEADS COMMITTEE Des Cole Iowa Falls was named committee chair man in charge of education for the Iowa Legislative council at its or ganizational meeting here Friday Deanna Durbin to Leave Hollywood Hollywood UR Deanna Dur bin who hasnt made a movie in 2 years Saturday planned to leave Hollywood indefinitely The singingstar said she would sell her home and stay in Europe She leaves in 2 weeks Spy Group in Study of Red Records Washington house unAmerican activities commit tee Saturday switched its atten tion from wartime atomic leaks to records salvaged from a defunct communist front organization in Pittsburgh The records were delivered to the committee by former FBI Un dercover Agent Matthew Gvetic who posed as a communist for 7 years to obtain information for the government on communist ac tivities in western Pennsylvania He said he expected the data to yield names of at least 200 com munists in the Pittsburgh area who formerly had not been known as reds Last week Cvetic gave the com mittee the names of 146 known party members when he exposed communism in the rich industrial centers of Pennsylvania The committee turned back to Cvetics revelations after complet ing a 2day recheck of a story of Russian espionage told by former Air Force Major George Racey Jordan Last December Jordan told a committee hearing that literally tons of black suitcases filled with state documents and blueprints o American industrial knowhow1 were flown to Russia in lend lease planes duriifg the war He said Friday 2 packets of state de partment records bore the names Hiss and Sayre Jordan said the names were printed on slips of paper clippec to folders containing documents which appeared to be of a mili tary nature He added that he found no further identification o the names romises Hearing on Rent Control Washington UR Chairman Burnet R Maybank DS Saturday promised full hearings ay his senate banking committee or its housing subcommittee on an administration bill extending rent controls But he said he has no plans vhatever for any action until next month We have so much work to do ve wont be able to hold hear ngs until after Easter he said The measure was introduced ate Friday by Senate Democrat c Leader Scott W Lucas 111 and Party Whip Francis Myers Pa It would extend controls for one year to July 1 1951 Maybank declined to predict whether his committee would ap prove such a bill But he prom sed to send some sort of rent egislation to the senate floor for action Norman Thomas Will Not Run in 1952 Seattle Wash UR Norman Thomas persistent socialist party candidate for president says he will not run for office in the 1952 elections Thomas appearing in a 3way debate on the proposed Columbia Valley administration said he doubted that his party would put up a national ticket lor the pres idential race Republican Women Schedule Meetings Des Moines o a series of 8 district rally meeting together with outlining severa other activities for the fall cam paign constituted the main busi ness of the spring advisory boarc meeting of the Iowa Council o Republican Women here Satur day Some 250 council members helc various group meetings and out lined various phases of the 195 election campaign The district rally meetings wer scheduled as follows May 8 second district at De corah May 9 third district at Wa terloo May 10 fourth district a Newton May 16 sixth district a Fort Dodge May 17 eighth dis trict atSpencer May 18 sevent district at Red Oak and May 19 fifth district at Des Moines AP Wirephoto ANNOUNCES COAL David L Cole of the presidents fact finding board announces agreement on fundamental principles for a new con tract to end the soft coal strike Listening to his explanation at the end of a hearing Friday night are Willard Wirtz board member center and Chief Federal Conciliator Cyrus Ching Claim Slavs Plan Death for Priest Washington National Catholic Welfare conference has accused a Yugoslavia court of condemning a Catholic priest to death and 3 others to long prison terms One of the priests it said was tortured by sending electricity down his throat in an attempt to force a confession of crimes against the Tito regime The NCWC said the priest con demned to death is Father Jako Vresk 38 of the Antivari dio cese He was tried by a peoples court in Cetinje capital of Mon tenegro The trial it said was widely publicized and sought to prove that the priests were plotting an armed rebellion against the Tito Regime The NCWC identified the priest who was allegedly tortured as Father Vittorio Kolocjra 38 It said the clergymen described how the jailors thrust wires down his throat and then shot electric cur rent through in efforts to force a confession He received a 15 yearsentence the NCWC said 3 Small Girls Perish in Fire Gary Ind exploding oil heater set fire to a steel work ers small home in nearby Hobar Friday night and took the lives of 3 little girls Their mother Mrs James Rob ert Stamey 27 got out of the house but tried to reenter it tc rescue her children She was held back by firemen The little girls the only chil dren in the family died in their bedroom They were Brenda Sue 3 Wilma Jean 2 and Shirley Ann 10 months Suspends Order Calling for 75 Per Cent Rail Slash Pittsburgh railroad and steel industries got ready to roll again Saturday the reat soft eoai strike all over but the signing Agreement of John L Lewis and major operators on a new contract in caused the interstate com merce commission to suspend or ders for a 3rd slash in rail coal consuming services The ICC acted less than 24 hours after directing a new 15 per cent cut in freight and passen ger service The reduction had Deen set for Sunday midnight ICC also relaxed a previous 25 per cent cut in freight service to permit prompt movement of trains of cars to haul coal Coal burning passenger service had been slashed 30 per cent Railroads and steel been hit hardest by the strike They employ the bulk of the 225000 persons laid off because of the no contract no work strike of 372000 united mine workers A spokesman for U S Steel corporation the industrys giant said its far flung operations will return to normal by the end of next week if a contract is signed Big steels operations currently are down to 53 per cent of normal with coke production at 25 per cent The nations number 4 steel pro and completely shut down because of the coal situation and made no immediate move to return to pro duction The New York Central and Reading railroads cancelled cur tailment orders after the ICC sus pended its directive Reaction to peace prospects came quickly from affected in dustries Duquesne Light company of Pittsburgh lifted all restrictions on use of electric power for its 397000 customers Industrial users were told they can resume full operation Yugoslav Refugee Jumps to Death Zurich Switzerland UR A Yugoslav refugee jumped 6000 feet to his death from an air liner Saturday because he had been de nied refuge in Great Britain The refugee identified as Nikola Martinovic about 40 was put aboard a Swiss airplane in Lon don early Saturday and started back home by way of Zurich He told British immigration authori ties who detained him overnight at the London airport that he would kill himself if he were sent back London sources offered no im mediate explanation as to why Martinovics request had been turned down Britain generally is lenient in granting asylum to all comers REPORT BREAKINS Oskaloosa of 5 places of business here Friday reported breakins or attempted entries Merchandise was stolen from 2 of the places while break ins were unsuccessful in the other 3 places Police Seek Man Posing as FBI Agent DCS Moines Satur day were searching for a man who eluded officers at Jefferson Iowa after posing as an FBI man A woman companion was cap tured Greene county Sheriff William Davis said the chase started Fri day night after a car driven by the man identified as Roy Car penter 40 struck Donald Blasnitz 10 of Jefferson Davis said Carpenter took th boy to the hospital where he tolc authorities he was an FEft man and to send the bill to the govern ment When police arrived to ques tion him he said he was a FB man but had his credentials a the hotel He started toward the hotel in his car Davis said with officer following when he suddenly spec away The chase was resumed a Perry where Carpenter turner down a deadend street Dallas county Sheriff Evan Bur ger said the car hurtled across a plowed field and smashed into tree Carpenter escaped on foot Burger said but his woman com panion knocked unconscious wa taken into custody Burger identified her as Vera Menendez 35 He said the woman who is deaf would tell nothin about the pairs activities Burger saidanother car hai been stolen nearby presumablj by Carpenter The sheriff said th couple had lived in New Orleans La where Carpenter had servec a term for forgery Lewis and Operators in Accord 372000 Miners Expected to Go Back on Monday Washington UR L a w y e r yorked slowly Saturday at put ing in contract form the agree ment reached by John L Lewis nd northern and western coal perators for ending the soft coal trike Lewis and industry representa ives stood by to sign the 2year sact that the government hoped would send twothirds of the strik ng 370000 miners back to work Monday and end the worst coal risis in the nations history A number of legal snags temrjo delayed the final draft and igning of the contract but there was no indication that the legal iangles were serious enough to block a final formal settlement There was a possibility that the actual signing may be delayed un il Sunday Lewis summoned the unions policy committee to meet here at p m Sun day to ratify the contract Back Payments About onethird of thestriking miners work for southern mine owners These operators have riot yet been offered ah agreement with the United Mine Workers The UMW insisted that they would have to make up about 000000 of back payments to the union welfare fund before signing a new contract Congress gotv shelve emergency mineseizure legisla tion requested Friday by President Truman Reports from the coal fields said the miners generally were elated by the agreement which is said to call for a 70 centsa day wage in crease to a 10 cents a ton boost to 30 cents in welfare royal ties and elimination of the will ing and able to work clause The agreement replacing the contract which expired last June 30 is to run until July 1 1952 with a clause permitting either party to reopen contract talks on 30 days notice after April 1 1951 Meanwhile the government went ahead with its appeal from Federal Judge Richmond B Keechs ruling Thursday acquit ting the union of civil contempt charges growing out of the miners refusal to obey the courts back towprk order The union also was acquitted of criminal contempt charges but that ruling cannot be appealed Begin Hearing Case Soon after the government filed notice of appeal 3 U S circuit court of appeals judges began heaiing both sides in the case Lawyers for the union and the northern and operators began drafting a written contract Saturday morning after Lewis and the operators held a 40 minute conference One operator said there was no disagreement and no change from the basic verbal agreement reached Friday night Government officials who have sat in on the negotiations as ob servers reported to Mr Truman on the agreement and said later that the president was pretty pleased Southern operators met sepa rately to decide whether to fall in line Crushed to Death in Tractor Mishap Persia fP Howard Gamble 43 was crushed to death Thursda1 when his tractor apparently wen out of control on a steep hill 2 miles southeast of here Harold M Hennessey Harriso county coroner said the tracto rolled over and crushed Gamble head and continued down a 30 foo embankment and crashed througl the side of a wooden bridge SAME White lltf meant no truffle death i put 24 honri Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Satur day and Sunday Mild temperatures Low Saturday night 25 to 30 High Sunday 45 to 50 Iowa Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday night Sunday cloudy and mild Low Saturday night 30 to 35 Minnesota Partly cloudy and somewhat warmer Saturday night Sunday cloudy some light rain or snow extreme north Low Saturday night 20 to 25 north 28 to 34 south high Sun day 38 extreme north 45 to 50 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 26 Minimum 15 At 8 a m 25 Precipitation trace Show YEAR AGO Maximum 39 Minimum 31 V   

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