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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 9, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV1 Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy I MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 9 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One No 12 AP Wirephoto THEY ALL SEEK DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION FOR SENATOR Albert J Lovt land undersecretary of agriculture talks to Otha D Wearin center and E E Poston right as the 3 met in Des Moines at state democratic headquarters All are contenders for the Iowa democratic nomination for United States senator Wear in is from Hastings Poston from Corydon in Senate Race To Advocate Brannans Farm Plan Des Moines Undersecre tary of Agriculture Albert J Love land says he will resign his job to seek the democratic nomination for U S Senator in Iowa He said one of the major planks in his platform would be advo cacy of the Brannan farm pro gram Hesaid he planned to do my best to have the people derstand the Brannan plan The announc erne n t came Wednesday about the same time the United States senate was con firming Lovetefeds nomination to the board ofSurStctors of the Com modity Credit Ocprpofation Loveland said he had been con sidering for a long time whether or not to seek senatorialpost and made his decision because of requests from liis friends He said neither President Truman nor Secretary of Agriculture Brannan had urged him to run 6th Candidate A farmer near Janesville and former chairman of the Iowa and Marketing Admin istration Loveland is the 6th can didate to enter Iowas democratic senatorial primary Former Congressman Otha Wearin of Hastings and State Rep E E Gene Poston of Corydon both candidates said they had in vited Loveland to campaign in their districts Wearin said he had been as sured last June by Former Na tional Chairman J Howard Mc Grath and Vice President Alben W Barkley that the administra tion planned to take no part in the Iowa senatorial primary cam paign Relying on their statements I announced my candidacy Im go ing to stay in the race Theres no question about that Wearin said He added that I think the dem ocrats of Iowa can settle this con test themselves and they are en titled to settle it Sees Interference Poston commented that this Lovelands candidacy looks to me like a plain case of the secre tary of agriculture trying to name the senator from Iowa for the democrats He said however that I have the very highest regard for Al Loveland and his ability Democratic State Chairman Jake More said it was not the policy of the state central committee to participate in primary contests Im glad to see so many good and representative men seeking office on the democratic ticket he added The state chairman said he did not believe it would be necessary for the democratic state post primary convention to make the nomination Under Iowa law the convention makes the nomination if no candidate gets 35 per cent of the vote Dr Sanders Murder Case Placed in Hands of Jury Manchester N H Sander murder case went to the jury at p m CST Thursday Dr Hermann N Sanders fate was placed in the hands of a 12man jury with the death penalty virtually ruled out even in the event of a viction Under all the circumstances it would be unusual indeed if the jury should recommend capital punishment Judge Harold E Wescott told the jury before he handed them the first degree murder case He told the jurors they could return one of 3 possible verdicts He listed them as Murder in the first degree Murder in the 2nd degree Acquittal In the event of a conviction of first degree murder the judge said you have the right under the law to consider capital pun ishment Capital punishment in New Hampshire means death by hang ing Judge Wescott explained the state however does not ask for the death penalty in this case and under all the circumstances it would be unusual indeed if a jury should recommend capital pun ishment Dr Sander is on trial for the iirst degree murder on charges he took the life of Mrs Abbie Bor Man Decapitated in Auto Wreck Remsen Aurelia Iowa man was decapitated Wednesday when the pickup truck in which he was riding spun on the ice and was sideswiped by a large semi trailer The victim was identified as Esty McDeid Two other occupants of the pickup wereinjured W C Ballantyne Cherokee driver of the semitrailer said he was unable to avoid striking the pickup which he described as oh the icy highway He he could not turn off the highway at the intersection be 2 cars were parked there roto by injecting air into the hopeless cancer patient Holdup Nets From Local Trucker Charles demons trucker who lives at 407 24th S W in Mason City was forced off the road on highway 218 south of here Wednesday night and robbed by an armed bandit of the highway patrol reported Thursday demons was enroute to Mason ity from Waterloo where he had taken a load of potatoes and received payment for them He had cashed a check for the load the cash being included in the amount of which he was robbed demons told authorities that the car which he believed to be a 1949 or 1950 black Nash sedan ha d followed him for several miles and that the driver blinked his lights attempting to get him to stop When he didnt the car passed him and forced him off the road The driver whom demons be lieved to be alone stepped out with a revolver and demanded demons roll down his window and hand over his wallet The car then proceeded north towards Charles City The bandit was described as haying brown hair about 5 feet 7 inches tall about 25 years old wearing a brown coat and bare headed Snow Expected to Spread Over Iowa DCS Moines tardy winter hung on Thursday with snow and freezing temperatures Snow fell in western Iowa and the weather bureau said it would spread over the state Thursday night Highways were reported gen erally normal The weather bureau predicted rain or more snow Friday The mercury slipped to 2 above at Decorah early Thursday morn ing for the state low Spencer and Mason City reported lows of 5 above Pact Bid Spurned by Murray Pittsburgh Phil ip Murray of the CIO United Steelworkers Thursday rejected John L Lewis proposal for a mutual aid pact for common de fense The rejection was included in a letter to the United Mine Workers chieftain acknowledging Lewis return of the check which the steelworkers sent the UMW for strike aid Murray who also heads the CIO said Your proposal to negotiate a mutual aid pact for commoii de fense has been considered by the executive board of the United Steelworkers of America It is the unanimous view of our board in which I join that no useful pur pose would be served by conclud ing any formal arrangement for such a pact The United Steelworkers of America in conjunction with the CIO will always make its re sources available as it did in your recent struggle for every neces sary and worthy defense of or ganized labor The same is true of the CIO and of all its affiliated unions Coplon Given 15 Years i Gubitchev to Leave US 14 Military Prisoners Die in Fire Disaster Occurs at Sandia N Mex Weapons Project Albuquerque N Me x Oilfed flames leaping lightning fast through a Sandia base guard house snuffed out the lives of 14 military prisoners Wednesday night Trapped with them in the tin der dry wooden structure the prisons other 2 inmates were in jured critically It was the first major disaster in the history of the warbuilt a semisecret assembly point for the atomic bomb Two guards alerted by pris oners cries vainly tried to res cue them from behind bars and meshed wire windows They were overcome along with 6 others fighting the blaze Twenty addi tional officers and men also were treated for smoke effects Oil Stoves Investigators said there was no doubt the fire started from 1 of 2 big oil stoves used to heat the prison They still sought to de termine how and why Thursday It was all over 25 minutes after the first alarm was sounded at p m Thirteen of the pris oners apparently died in the first few seconds the other succumbed 2 hours later at a hospital Most of the victims were be lieved to have inhaled the intense almost instantaneous heat and suf focated Sandia authorities said Guards reported there were few outcries to indicate any suffered long Contrary to first reports Majl Kenneth Kolster Sandias intelli gence officer said there was no evidence of an explosion Scorched Ceilings Examination of the charred dank smelling structure afterward bore him out Damage consisted principally of badly scorched ceil ings and walls mostly in a 100 foot Lshaped corridor and 3 cell blocks It appeared the fire flashed overhead in less time than it takes to tell The prisoners had finished their evening meal a short time before Some already were in bed reading or sleeping Bodies of 2 were found in a shower room 3 others lay just outside the door Personal effects littered their quarters some scarcely touched by the blaze Nearly a fourth of the 2tiered bunk beds were not even scorched Several contained magazines obviously dropped as their owners leaped up in alarm Helmets and freshly shined shoes stood under some Clothing hung in headhigh racks generally was partly burned IOWA VOTE SPLIT Washington of Iowas senators voted with the majority and the other with the minority as the senate Wednesday passed a compromise bill repealing fed eral oleomargarine taxes Sen ator Gillette a democrat voted for the bill and Republican Sen ator Hickelooper against it Quick Service Ir o n t o n Reynolds of thought the Ohio Houston Tex Ironton board of trade could help him find an old army pal Hugh Mearan The letter was delivered to the boards newlyelected Hugh Mearan of Ironton AP Wirephoto 14 PRISONERS flash fire of unknown origin swept through this prison at Sandia N Mex special weapons base killing 14 trapped prisoners and critical ly injuring 2 others Two guards and 5 other men were overcome by smoke The pris oners locked in 3 of 4 cellblocks were members of the armed forces serving for various offenses To Manage Beardsley Campaign Des Moines Gbv William S Beardsley Thursday announced appointment of Allen Whitfield Des Moines attorney to manage his campaign for reelection In selecting Whitfield the gov ernor said Whitfield has been one of my longtime friends and one who has been actively identified with my political campaigns in the past The governor said Whitfield wpuld open a campaign headquar ters in the Savery hotel here prob ably within the next 2 weeks Whitfield is a former president of the National Junior Chamber of Commerce He was a World war II colonel He managed the pri mary campaign of George Olmsted of Des Moines for governor in 1946 Whitfield served as conciliator at Beardsleys request in the Des Moines streetcar strike last sum mer Charles Fischer who managed Beardsleys 1948 campaign pres ently is secretary of Iowas Little Hoover commission HOLD UP BANK New York men each carrying a pistol held up the Long Island City branch bank of the Manufacturers Trust Co Thursday and escapedPolicereported the robbers took at least AP Wirephoto BIG DIGGINGOUT JOB town of ONeill in north central Nebraska Thurs day was digging out in the wake of a quickie March blizzard that hit the state Tuesday This is how ONeills main street looked Wednesday after the snow and winds of gale proportions had passed Gales Hit East Coast as Midwest Digs Out of Snow Chicago winters worst blow sideswiped the northeast Thursday while the midwest dug out of snow and ice and counted the blizzards toll in lives and property damage The death toll climbed to 11 as reports straggled in from isolated communities in the midwest Squalls ranged over thenorth Atlantic seaboard as the brunt of the wind and snow storm headed northeastward up the St Law rence toward the sea A 71mile anhour gale ripped the New York metropolitan area A cold wave was expected to send the mercury tumbling in New England by Thursday night and colder weather was over spreading the seaboard as far south as Florida Emergency crews worked over time to repair mauled power and communications lines in the northern plains states hardest hit by the blizzard lanes Still Out The communications failure still blacked out North Dakota except for ham radio operators and army shortwave equipment The U S 5th army offered emergency power equipment and the Red Cross was attempting to determine whether it was needed Robert Brumett a Red Cross of ficial saidhehad been unable to contact authorities in a 5county area south of Bismarck N Dak to learn their needs Two Indians were found froz en to death on the windswept prairie near Stephan Mission in South Dakota They died while attempting to bring help to a truck driver stranded in the bliz z a r d The driver survived 14 of exposure in his vehicle but his feet hands and left ear were frozen x Freezes to Death Nebraska reported 5 weather deaths One man froze to death one died of exposure and a 3rd was struck and killed by an au tomobile when he got out of his car to clean his snowcovered windshield Two others died of carbon monoxide poisoning after their car became marooned on a blizzardblocked highway A man and wife were killed at Carthage 111 when a gust blew their car out of control and into a bridge abutment At Williston N Dak a Montana man died of a heart attack and carbon monox ide poisoning after apparently trying to get his car out of a ditch New York City had its heaviest March winds since March 1919 weather bureau records indicated The gale ripped loose building cornices tore down signs broke windows and snapped wires and trees Light snow fell Thursday morn ing from the Great Lakes east ward to New England and anoth er belt of snow was moving into the northern Rockies plains from the Iowa Open Iowa Amateur to Mason City SPORTS BULLETIN In a telephone call to the Globe Gazette Thursday afternoon Cur ley Hartman manager of the Ma son City Country club related that Mason City had been awarded both the Iowa Amateur and the Iowa Open golf tournaments The announcement was made follow ing a meeting in Des Moines Thursday afternoon The dates for the Iowa Amateur are July 10 11 12 13 14 and 15 The Iowa Open will be held Aug 26 and 27 Eldora Man Dies in Jeep Crash Whitten Meyers El dora was killed about midnight Wednesday when he lost control of his open Jeep just south of Whitten Ralph Brightwell Eldora rid ing with him was not seriously injured Deep ruts on an unpaved road apparently caused Meyers to lose control of the vehicle the Hardin county sheriffs office re ported Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with snow be ginning during the night Low Thursday night near 20 Snow continuing into Friday High Friday near 25 Iowa Cloudy and not so cold Thursday night light snow ex treme west portion Friday cloudy and somewhat warmer with some snow or rain likely Low Thursday night 30 south west to 20 northeast Minnesota Mostly cloudy and not so cold Thursday night and Friday Light snow southwest Thursday night and south and west central by Friday night Low Thursday night 010 be low to near 15 southwest High Friday 1015 northeast near 25 southwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics tor the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Phursday Maximum 16 Minimum 6 At 8 a m 8 Precipitation trace Snow trace STEAR AGO Maximum 36 Minimum 18 Suspend 15 Yeqr Term for Russian Judith Sentenced for Conspiracy Passing Secrets New York Coplon was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday for plotting to spy for Russia Her expal Rus sian Engineer Valentin A Gubit chev received a 15 years sus pended sentence and was ordered deported to the Soviet Union within 2 weeks The deportation order for the 33yearold short dourfaced Russian was recommended by the government as a result of confer ences between the state depart ment and the attorney generals office Federal Judge Sylvester J Ryan sentenced brunet little Miss Coplon to 5 years on a conspi racy charge and 15 years on a c o un t of attempted espionage the sentences to run concurrently He specified that the term im posed might not be served con currently with a sentence of 40 months to 10 years she received in Washington D C on kindred charges The judge refused an application to release her in bail Samuel A Neuberger attorney for the 28yearold Miss Coplon said he would file notice of ap peal immediately 25 Years Possible Miss Coplon could have re ceived 25 years in prison and a fine Gubitchev faced a maximum of 15 years in jail and fines U S Attorney Irving H Saypol told the court of the governments recommendation for Gubitchev before sentence was imposed He said it was the personal recom mendation of the secretary of state and the attorney general Deportation rather than a prison term was decided upon for Gubitchev to avoid endangering Americans in soviet dominated eastern Europe The state department noted Thursday that the United States and Russia have been at odds over whether Gubitchev should have been granted diplomatic im munity Issue Statement Concerning this and the reason for the decision to deport him the department said in a statement It is considered important that any misunderstanding by the soviet government in regard to Gubitchev should not have the consequence of prejudicing the situation of American citizens in eastern Europe including diplo matic officers and other officials You came here as an emissary of peace Judge Ryan told Gubit chev who was suspended from his United Nations engineer posi tion after his arrest on March 4 1949 You were accepted by us in the role of friend he declared and added that Gubitchev had violated his United Nations oath by his actions Arrogant Smile Gubitchev did these things with an arrogant smile on your lips and your face the judge said Turning to Miss Coplon he de clared You brought disgrace on your name and disgrace on your family The country looks upon you with sorrow The country does not seek vengeance but punishment must be substantial as a warning to others Saypol in announcing the gov ernments position emphasized that the state department did not recognize Gubitchevs claim of diplomatic immunity 8000 of Corn Burned Ringsted ff Eight thousand bushels of corn were destroyed when fire Wednesday burned the Ringsted Cooperative Grain Products company elevator to the ground Firemen from Ringsted Arm strong and Fenton fought the blaze The company said it would rebuild SAME BUek vcani AMtft la   

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