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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 11, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press FuU Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 11 1950 Tills Paper Consists of Two One NO iu Stalin Will Make Speech on Saturday Most Important Announcement in 4 Years Expected Moscow JP Minister Joseph Stalin takes the campaign platform Saturday night to make what most observers expect will be the most important soviet pub lie announcement of the past 4 years Stalins speech will climax a campaign for national elections to the supreme soviet parliament which take place Sunday The prime minister himself is an un opposed candidate for reelection Report Gubitchev Picks Deportation in Moscow Campaign speeches by other REUNION IN Frank Dalton who claims he is the real Jesse James is talking to John Tramble of Guthrie Okla a Negro who said he was the cook for the James gang during a recess in a court hearing at Union Mo Tramble told the court he believes he is 111 years old Dalton 102 years old has asked the court to return his name to Jesse James Kenyon to Hit Record of Lawmaker Philadelphia York Lawyer Dorothy Kenyon said Fri day night she is prepared to make specific charges next Tuesday against Senator Joseph McCarthy R Wis who has accused her of procommunist leanings The 61yearold former mem ber of the United Nations com mission on the status of women said she has asked permission to before a senator foreign relations subcommittee to defend herself against McCarthys charges and counter with some of her own McCarthy charged that Miss associated with 28 Communistf r o n t organizations while serving with the UN from 1949 to 1949 When it comes to communism Im an isolationist she told a press conference Claiming that McCarthys evi dence against her consisted of clippings from the Daily Worker Miss Kenyon said she had investi gated the Wisconsin senators rec ord and found him unfit to be in the senate Rath Operations Normal Saturday Waterloo JP Three depart ments of the Rath Packing com pany shut down 3 days by a dis pute between company and union were operating in normal fashion Saturday The dispute affecting about 200 employes closed the beef lamb and veal kill departments Wed nesday through Friday The union is the United Packing House Workers CIO Both union and company spokes men said Saturday that workers had returned to their jobs bur that no settlement of the dispute which arose last Tuesday hac been reached No meetings be tween the union and companj have been scheduled since Thurs days session Coal Restrictions for Rails End Sunday Washington After mid night Sunday the nations rail roads can fire up their steam loc omotives and use as much coal as they need An order removing all restric ttons on coal burning train serv Ice was issued Friday by the In terstate Commerce commission Jesse James Loses Court fo Get Name Changed Union Mo UP A hardbitten old man went back to lis big cave in the Missouri Ozarks with a judges advice hat if he really is the old time bandit Jesse James he hould ask the Lords forgiveness for his many sins J Frank Dalton 102 years old a n d sporting flowing hair and a landle bar mustache asked he circuit court Friday to for mally declared that he is the leg endary badnian Dalton who recently suffered broken hip caressed a white handled 44 caliber horse pistol under the olive drab army blank et that lay across his knees as he estified that his true name is Fesse Woodson James With the foresight befitting an ld frontiersman he also carried a battered coffee can for use as cuspidor The hearing left t h e latest claimant to the name of Jesse Fames in the lurch Circuit Judge Ransom E Breu er said the court could not rule on Daltons claim Petition dismissed said Breu er There is nothing for me to rule upon If this gentleman had never changed his name by law he still bears the name with which he was christened If he is Jesse James I suggest he retreat to his hideout and ask forgiveness of the Lord If he is not he has tried to perpetrate a fraud upon this court We love Missouri and Missouri people but the criminal conduct of the James gang has left a black spot on the state and will never be erased Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cold Satur day night and Sunday High Sundaynear 15 Low Saturday night zero to 5 below Iowa Cloudy and colder Saturday night Sunday cloudy with snow southeast portion Low Saturday night 6 to 12 northwest 20 to 25 southeast Minnesota Generally fair colder south portion Saturday Sunday mostly fair warmer northwest Low Saturday night near 10 be low north zero to 5 below south high Sunday 1523 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Strike Against Airlines Ends New York CIO Trans port Workers union Saturday called off a nationwide strike of ground crewmen against Ameri can Airlines TWU President Michael J Quill in announcing the action said the 1 i n es 4600 striking employes would begin reporting to work at 6 a m CST Sunday The 11dayold walkout had crippled about 80 per cent of the lines normal operations Quill said that at meetings of the TWUlocals throughout the country Saturday 3100 members had voted to accept a proposal that led to the termination of the walkout With still some locals to be heard from 390 had voted to remain on strike Quill said The ground crewmen struck in a demand for improved job se curity and working conditions No Indictment for Youth in Traffic Death Waterloo UR The Black Hawk county grand jury Friday night refused to indict Lawrence Takin 19 Waterloo high school pupil for manslaughter in the traffic death of Mrs Elva Reece 38 WateBloo The 7man jury had not been expected to report until Monday While he was driving in a careless manner and should be severely censuied the case did not come within the legal defini tion of manslaughter the jury said Mrs Reece died several hours after Takins car struck her and 2 other women on a business dis trict sidewalk Feb 26 Takin told police his car skidded on ice and plunged over a curb The jury interviewed Barbara Reece 17 daughter of the victim and Olive Smith 25 at a Water loo hospital before reporting its findings Both were injured by Takins car topranking members of the soviet communist partys powerful polit buro have been highlighted by pronouncements of Russias desire for peace Molotov Talks Deputy Prime Minister V M Molotov in a major speech in Moscows Hall of Columns Friday night reiterated previous Russian statements that communism and capitalism can live together in peaceful economic competition But Molotov blasted at black mailers from the imperialist camp for trying to scare the soviet people with a hydrogen bomb which he said does not exist Foreign diplomats studied with extreme interest the speeches of Molotov and other politburo mem bers They predicted the Soviet Union would make some overture toward a new effort to settle in ternational problems which now split the world Molotov said he believed peace is possible but that the Soviet Union must be on its guard Sees War Threat We firmly believe in the Len inistStalinist principle of the peaceful coexistence of 2 systems and their peaceful economic com petition Molotov said but we also know full well that for so long as imperialism exists there exists also the danger of a new war Molotovs reference to the hy drogen bomb was the first time it had been mention by name here although other commentators have referred to a superbomb The deputy prime minister said while the imperialists were engag ing in blackmail about the mon opoly possession of the atomic bomb the soviet people as is known did not waste time but mastered the secret of atomic energy and the atomic weapon Hickenlooper Wants End to European Aid Washington UR Senator Bourke B Hickenlooper Rlowa said Saturday that his proposed cutback in Marshall plan spending should be used as a pattern for ending the European recoveiy program All evidence shows that west ern Europe is back to prewar economic levels he said and it undoubtedly is time to taper off on American assistance Hickenlooper urged the reduc tion Friday as the senate foreign relations committee was consider ing President Trumans request for for a 3rd year of the foreign aid program With the nation facing a 100000000 budget deficit Hick enlooper said his proposed 20 per cent cutback is needed to insure as rapid a termination of the program as possible He indicated that he may push for an even larger reduction when the senate gets around to voting the actual cash for the program Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation Snow TEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 25 10 10 22 4 inches 20 15 Name 3 More Witnesses in Bednasek Case Iowa City coun ty Attorney Jack C White Satur day named 3 additional witnesses to be called in the first degree murder trial of Robert E Bedna sek The 3 named Saturday bring the total number of prosecution witnesses to 50 Bednasek University of Iowa student from Cedar Rapids will go on trial Tuesday for the stran gulation death of Margaret Anne Jackson Burlington Iowa sen ior last Dec 11 Earl Galloway of the Drake university staff Des Moines and Marion Huffman state bureau of investigation agent and handwrit ing identification expert are of the witnesses Also to be called Is Marie Smith of the University of Iowa registrars office Halt Bonus Check Mailing Until April Des IVIoines Iowa bo nus board said Saturday it has halted the mailing of checks to veterans until about April 1 The reason is that there is no more money available until funds come in from sale of the 4th and last block of in bonds Meanwhile however the board will continue processing claims and expects to have a considerable backlog ready for checkwriting when more money becomes avail able At a meeting of the board Fri day it rejected 159 applications running the total turned down to 3905 That compares with 204950 claims paid Fridays rejections were mainly because the veterans lad not served during the com pensable period Board Secretary Ed Kallemyn said a considerable number of staff personnel will be laid off about April 1 The number has not yet been determined The board has 56 employes now com pared with the maximum of about 135 2 Pilots Killed in Air Collision Steubenville Ohio air collision brought fiery death to 2 Ohio national guard pilots Friday night Killed as 2 F51 ships crashed in flames while on a training flight were First Lt William Drazic of Steubenville a student at Ohio State university and First Lt Neil H Diehl of Colum bus The 2 planes occupied only by the pilots came down about 3 miles apart near here Both bod ies were burned badly before they could be removed Prison Fire Toll Rises to 15 Dead Albuquerque N Mex number of dead in a guardhouse fire at Sandia atomic weapons base reached 15 Saturday Harry C Handley 23 Hamilton Ohio died Friday night as a board of inquiry tried to determine the cause of the flash fire which swept through the flimsy wooden struc ture Wednesday killing 14 prison ers instantly Hospital attendants blamed the army privates death on lung in juries caused by the flames See Suicide Attempt by Hunger Strike Frankfurt Germany Yvette Madsen slender Brooklyn beauty charged with the murder of her air force husband is at tempting to commit suicide by means of a hunger strike her at torney said Saturday Attorney Elmo Gower said Mrs Madsen 22 has eaten nothing for the past 4 days He said her hun ger strike proved the statement o her father Alfred Noack Brook lyn carpenter who flew to Ger many to aid in his daughters de fense that she wants to die Noack told reporters earlier this week that his daughter is abso lutely insane and doesnt wan to go on living He said she should be in a mental institution instead of being on trial for the murder of her husband Lt An drew Madsen of Oakland Cal Mrs Madsen collapsed in cour Friday while Gower was demand ing a directed verdict of acquitta on grounds the prosecution rested its case without proving that th slender Brooklyn beauty was san at the time of the murder I cant stand it Mrs Madsei sobbed and was carried from th court by her father The next ses sion of court was set for Saturday morning but later delayed unti Monday apparently because Mrs Madsen still was hysterical Fears that Mrs Madsen would commit suicide caused the U S district court where she is being tried to order a fulltime sui cide guard of WAC sergeants to be kept at her side at all times Gower indicated that Mrs Mad sen is attempting to defy the sui cide guard by courting deatl through lack of food GlobeGazette photo SPRING IS IN THE AIR is real evidence that spring is coming to Mason City starting Monday with at tractive displays of spring merchandise in downtown stores Genevieve Growl 408 North street Clear Lake left and Nina Collis 314 First N W Mason City are look ing at t h e display card which announces that spring comes to Mason City Shown in the stores will be all types of spring merchandise including clothing and accessories for men women and children as well as a wide variety of articles for the home Monday evening the windows of 47 downtown stores will be judged and prizes awarded Fear Fuchs May Have Taken All But Latest Atom Secrets Washington Klaus Fuchs confessed Russian spy may have stripped the United States scientific cup board bare of all but its latest atomic secrets Further it is considered likely among those familial with the situation that he could have passed on to the so TAX OFFICES OPEN Des Moines rev enue offices throughout Iowa will be open until 9 p m next Wed nesday the deadline for filing federal income tax returns E H Birmingham collector of internal revenue for Iowa said Friday Suffocates Under 7 Tons of Coal Kankakce HI 41 year old power house engineer suffo cated under 7 tons of coal when he slipped and tumbled into a giant coal bin Firemen who worked almost 2 hours to reach his body said Les lie Joplin West Frankfurt III slipped deeper into the coal as he struggled to keep his head up It was just like quick sand one said The coal bin was at the Kanka kee state hospital where Joplin was employed He was attempting to loosen packed coal when he slipped Another Spring Snow Stormf Preceded by Sleet Hits Iowa Kallemyn commented that ad ministrative costs thus far have averaged about per claim paid The board has begun the 3rd round of requests for further in formation on about 12000 claims being held up The evidence ob tained previously on these appli cations still is insufficient for fi nal decision Kallemyn said The boards cumulative report at the close of business Friday showed Claims received 250171 Checks mailed 204950 calling for a total of or an average of Highest claim number on checks mailed 237599 DCS Moines spring snow storm preceded by freezing rain and sleet hit Iowa Friday night The snowfall heaviest in the northwest made some highways impassable and reduced other roads to oneway traffic Consid erable drifting was reported in the Hampton area Roads were slippery over the entire state The highway patrol reported large traffic jams on many highways especially on steep hills Travelers who drove over high way 6 between Des Moines and Iowa City Friday night said it was slick as glass The ex tremely hazardous conditions were caused the highway patrol said by a coating of frozen rain cov ered by a layer of sleet and with the sleet in turn covered by snow The Forest City basketball team which drove to Mason City Friday night for a district high school game said snowfall in that area was so thick the driver could not see where the shoulder of the road began In the eastern end of the state snow was lighter but highways were slippery Dubuque reported light snow and sleet covered roads and Davenport had even Jess snow but said highways were icecovered viets highly guesses to say the least about the rate of U S Abomb production and the size of this countrys stockpile Both are closely guarded se crets So is all data connected with development of the potentially more deadly hydrogen bomb Fuchs was familiar with the the tory of the Hbomb too Members of the senatehouse atomic energy committee who saw the Fuchs confession for the first time Friday took a grave view of the matter Senator committee chairman de clined to say what was in it or answer questions about it McMahon said the committee decided to start public hearings on civil defense next Friday with AEC officials the first witnesses He said a 2nd public hearing will be held April 20 Closed Doors The confession passed on by the British reached the joint commit tee through the federal bureau of investigation and the atomic en ergy commission AEC officials met with the committee behind closed doois to go over the docu ment It was learned later that some information including dates and names had been deleted from the closelyguarded confession before it got to the committee Fuchs a communist and leading Britishatomic scientist was con victed on March 1 of betraying Britishr American atomic secrets to Russia and sentenced to 14 years in prison The Germanborn scientist had been arrested in London Feb 3 on evidence supplied by the fed eral bureau of investigation He had worked on the US atomic bomb project from late 1943 until June 1946 In Montreal the Ensign a Ro man Catholic weekly newspaper said Friday it has proof that Can ada in 1946 informed U S and British authorities that Fuch was involved in the Russian spy net work No Probe Permitted The Ensign also added without giving any source that the FBI had wanted to investigate Fuchs then but was not permitted to look into atomic espionage until 1947 The U S atomic program was under the control of the army until midnight Dec 31 1946 when it passed into the hands of the pres ent 5member civilian atomic en ergy commission The FBI took no part in the Manhattan District the armys name for the atomic proj ect Rutledge May Be Released on Bond Soon Cedar Rapids Rober C Rufledge Jr 28 may soon be freed on bond pending appeal o his 2nddegree murder conviction to the Iowa supreme court The young St Louis specialis in childrens diseases is servin a 70year sentence in the stat penitentiary at Ford Madison fo the December 1948 hotel slayin a year ago last December of Byro C Hattman29 an admirer of th doctors blond wife The Robert Cornett Bondin company of Omaha confirmei Say Russian to Leave U S on March 20 Engineer Escapes Prison Term by Returning to Soviet New York UR Valentin A Gubitchev convicted soviet spy reported Saturday to have chosen deportation on the next joat to Russia rather than serve 15year prison term in the United States Informed sources said the 33 year old engineer will sail aboard he GydniaAmerican liner Batory on March 20 with his wife Lydia This was the same ship on which communist Gerhardt Eisler es caped from the U S Gubitchevs choice of the easy way out brought accusations from Senate Minority Leader Kenneth Wherry R Neb that Secre tary ofState Dean Acheson con spired to save Gubitchev from jail in order to appease Russia Wherry Attack Wherry said Achesons action was further evidence of his un fitness to continue as secretary of state Acheson called Soviet Ambassa dor Alexander Panyiishkln into his Washington office Friday and told him personally about the choice which a federal court here offered Gubitchev The court told Gubitchev he could escape a prison term by get ting out of the country in 2 weeks when he was convicted with ex government girl Judith Coplon last Tuesday Federal Judge Syl vester Ryan said the deportation offer was made at the request of thestate Believe in Guilt Acheson made it clear to Pan yushkin that heand the rest of official Washington sincerely be lieve Gubitchev is guilty and that he is not entitled to diplomatic im munity as 3rd secretary of the ministry of foreign affairs The state department softened Gubitchevs sentence in an effort to preserve the safety of American diplomats in Russia and its satel lites and also in the hope that Hungary might see fit to release Robert A Vogeler a New York businessman sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for alleged spying The Batory is the only bpat Gu bitchev can get in the 2 week period if he wants to take the easy way home to Russia through Poland Eisler said at one time to be the No 1 communist in Amer ica fled aboard the Batory as a stowaway last May after being convicted of contempt of congress agreed to supply ceremony here OP Camp Romance Ends in Marriage Decorah romance which had its origin in 1948 at the Hoch feld camp for displaced pelsons at Augsburg Germany will be cli maxed March 26 at a marriage the bond which was set by District Judge J E Heiserman last August when he sentenced the young physician The application for the doctors release on bond may be made in the next few days to Linn ccfunty Clerk Arthur Axmear If the bond is approved attor neys said DiRutledge would be freed immediately and would re nain at liberty for about a year regardless of the outcome of the appeal Avoca Man Dies After Collision Avoca Madden 25 Avoca died in a Harlan hospital early Saturday of injuries re ceived in an autotruck collision during a snow storm Friday night Sheriff Orrell Gearhart of Shel by county said Maddens oar and a truck driven by James C Town ley 34 Omaha collided on high way 59 li miles north of Avoca Tovvnley a driver for the Omaha Blaugas company was not hurt SAME Black flag means trafllo death In pail Zi kovri Miss Veronica Kalnins and Kilju Pahklamets who became engaged a year ago will be married at De corah Lutheran church The bride elect came to the United States last August with her family arid Pahklamets arrived here March 3 He is from Valga Estonia In 1945 his parents were taken to Russia by the Russian police and he has had no further word from them From 1946 to 1948 he was a member of a Labor Service com pany for the United States and in 1949 he drove a truck for the In ternational Refugee organization of Augsburg Now he is employed by a De corah firm in electrical and instal lation work His fiancee was an interpreter in the Hochfeld camp when they met Hampton Woman New Iowa DAR Registrar Des Moines Burl D Elliott Oskaloosa was elected state regent of the Iowa Daugh ters of the American Revolution at the closing session of a 3day conference here Saturday Sioux City was chosen as the 1951 convention city Other officers elected were Mrs George O wingsMarshall town vice regent Mrs M H Wil liams Cedar Rapids chaplain Mrs L W Stoik Clinton record ing secretary Mrs Charles E Swanson Council Bluffs corre sponding secretary Mrs Irvin L Church Sheldon organizing sec retary Mrs O G Clause Jeffer son treasurer Mrs Gareld Lena ing Hampton registrar andMrs J W Runnels Sioux City his torian V   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