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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 15, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER E FOR THE HOMB MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Solon Plans Hearing on Film Morals Johnson Proposes Government License Actors Producers Washington senate commerce committee set the stage Wednesday for a midApril air ing of Hollywood filmland mor als Its angry chairman Edwin C Johnson was in the directors chair Johnson who erupted in the senate Tuesday about the Ingrid BergmanRoberto Rossellini ro mance told a reporter the motion picture industry is going to be call3d on the carpet to explain the morals of some of its stars arent better Im not a prude or a Puritan and I love good movies Johnson said But it seems to me the in dustry is getting to the point all an actor has to do is get arrested for something or get messed up in some immoral affair and stardom is guaranteed Fire Back The Motion Picture Producers association fired back in a state ment saying that Hollywood has no more than its share of people who violate the moral code It said further that Johnsons pro posed method of attacking the sit uation would menace American freedoms and was a police state bill Johnson proposed crackdown legislation under which every American actor and producer would have to be licensed by a commerce department bureau and permit obtained for in terstate shipment of every mo tion picture Actors and producers could be denied licenses if they had been convicted on morals charges or admitted committing acts con stituting the essential elements of a crime involving moral turpi tude Livery Stable Humor Tuesday night the radio and television industries came in for some public criticism also Chair man Wayne Coy of the federal communications commission said in an Oklahoma speech it was time for them to clean house in the matter of crime programs and livery stable humor If broadcasters dont act he public demand the more drastic remedy of gov ernmental A movie Sail of 40 years stand ing Johnspn criticized what he called the nauseating commer cialism of RKO Studios in re leasing the picture Stromboli about the time Miss Bergman gave birth to Rosellinis son Bergman was the star Rossellini the di rector He said that action sets an alltime low in shameless exploi tation and disregard for good public morals Girl Changes Story About Being Starved Hollywood Lora Lee Michel 9 year old a day actress has reversed her stories of being starved to keep thin for movie roles says Juvenile Judge A A Scott She is a precocious emotional child who could get a lot of people into trouble Judge Scott said after a long interview with the child He said she told him she never had been beaten or starved by her foster parents Mr and Mrs Otto Michel and that they had been wonderful io her Monday night the youngster left the Michels apartment and clad only in pajamas took a cab to the home of the Rev Alfred Sund strum in nearby Burbank He said she told him I had to get away I couldnt stand it any longer Associated United Press Full Lease Charged Wit ft Slaying of Anamosa inmate Anamosa Lee Birr 20 of Chicago has been chargedin a county attorneys in formation with the murder of a Davenport youth at the mens re formatory here where both were inmates County Attorney James T Rem ley filed the information Tuesday and District Judge G K Thomp son set March 20 as the date for Birrs arraignment Birr has signed a confession Remley said to the fatal stabbing of Baldimero Morales 18 in the reformatory recreation yard Feb 26 BAME tUr no iraftlo In 24 Flve Cents Copyl MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 15 1950 E J KALLEMYN Kallemyn to Run for Iowa Treasurer Moines Edward J Kallemyn 36 secretary of the Iowa bonus board announced Wednesday his candidacy for the republican nomination for state treasurer He is the 3rd to make a bid for the GOP choice as successor to Treasurer John M Grimes who declined to seek reelection The other 2 are Lawrence I Truax veteran employe of the state audi tors office and M L Abraham son state tax commission cashier Kallemyn will take a leave of absence from his bonus board duties to make the campaign Dur ing that time G C Kelly Green wait office manager for the board also will serve as secretary Kallemyn is a veteran of World war II and in that connection he served as a personal noncom missioned attache of the late Gen George S Patton Following his release he was an agent of the state bureau of investigation and later statehouse custodian before taking the bonus board position Although a resident of Pella Kallemyn spent most of his life in Grundy Center As a student at Central college he majored in business and banking During his service as bonus board secretary he has directed distribution of more than to more than 200000 Iowa veterans of World war II Kallemyn is married and has 2 children Senate Near Showdown on Housing Bill Washington UR senate headed into a showdown Wednes day on a middle income housing bill denounced by foes as social istic and defended by sponsors as vital After 4 days of debate the chamber was scheduled to vote at p m CST on the bill itself and on a series of amendments Two proposals by Senator John W Bricker ROhio would rip out the bills most hotlyargued lowcost loans for housing cooperatives and di rect federal loans to veterans who cannot get private financing Senator John J Sparkman CD a chief author of the bill believed all major amendments to weaken the measure would be de feated But he said our edge is close Among other things the bill would set up a new mortgage cor poration jointly financed by fed eral and private capital to make up to in loans to housing cooperatives The corporation would be start ed with in capital stock bought with federal funds Benefiting coops would be re quired to purchase stock equal to 10 per cent oftheir loan and grad ually would take over ownership of the corporation Bricker and others have de nounced the coop section as an approach to socialism But Sparkman said it was the least inflationary part of the bill The closest vote was expected on a substitute for the coop sec tion sponsored by Senators Charles W Tobey RN H and Irving M Ives RN They merely would expand the federal housing administrations present program of mortgage insurance on private financing of coops and give lim ited technical aid Poland Withdraws From World Bank Washington inated Poland has withdrawn from the world bank The 48nation financial institu tion announced the withdrawal Wednesday It was the first resig nation from the bank since it was organized in 1945 It was understood Poland also had quit the world monetary fund sister institution to the bank but therewas no immediate statement from the fund The bank was set up after the war to finance reconstruction of wardamaged countries and to aid in development of backward areas Thia Paper Consists of Two No 134 Will Return From India to Answer Red Charge Gubitchev to Leave U S on Monday Russians Counsel Changes Mind About Appealing Verdict New York spy Valentin A Gubitchev Wednes day notified Federal Judge Syl vester J Ryan that he will sail for Russia on Monday Gubitchevs attorney Abraham L Pomerantz informed Judge Ryan of the jailed Russian en gineers decision Pomerantz statement was a re versal of his action Tuesday when he refused to drop the appeal of Gubitchevs conviction Never to Return U S Attorney Irving H Say pol had insisted that Gubitchev waive all right of appeal of a 15 year prison sentence which was to be suspended on the condition Gubitchev go back to Russia never to return Pomerantz accompanied to court by the 3rd secretary of the Rus sian embassy Yuri Novikov told Judge Ryan that Gubitchev would not appeal the judgment of re sentence Gubitchev 33 and Judith Cop Ion 28yearold former depart ment of justice employe were sen tenced last Thursday to 15 years in prison on spy conspiracy charges After Consultation The suspension of Gubitchevs sentence on condition he leave the country was recommended by the government after consultation be tween the secretary of state and the attorney general Judge Ryan now is expected to suspend Gubitchevs sentence formally next Monday Pomerantz said he had received authorization from Gubitchev to accept the condition of no appeal adding he proposes to accept this new condition and to sail for the Soviet Union on March 20 1950 Keep Aid to Education Bill Alive Washington The house labor committee pulled federal aid to education from a daygld pigeonhole Wednesday and set April 17 to consider a teachers pay bill The vote to take up the measure was 13 to 12 the same margin by which the committee yesterday shelved a senatepassed 000 bill to help the states with general school operating expenses Before voting to consider the teachersalary proposal the com mittee turned down a move to go ahead with immediate study of a bill to authorize in loans and grants for a schoolhouse construction It also tabled an attempt to con sider a proposal for in school assistance only for the few neediest states The pay bill by Rep Burke D Ohio would provide funds to the states to raise teaching standards and provide adequately paid teachers Delilah Divorced Detroit M Sasser 20 of Detroit was proud of his long hair And when his 19 year old wife Murtis applied the shears while he slept he was aghast Sasser took his complaint into court and Monday received a di vorce from Murtis They were married in November 1948 BEDNASEK PROSECUTORS Jack Johnson county attorney and his special assistant Ed ward F Rate prosecutors of Robert Bednasek 24 psy chology student held on a charge of first degree murder in the strangulation slaying of Margaret Gee Gee Jackson in Iowa City last December confer on a point of law during a recess in the opening session of the trial Tuesday Prospective Bednasek Juror Against Capital Punishment Iowa City AP A Mennonite father of 7 children Wednesday told the court tryingRobert T Bednasek for murder that he was firmly against capital punishment He was one of 3 persons questioned Wednesday as coun sel continued with the the of selecting a 12member jury to hear charges that the 24year old University of Iowa senior strangled h i s pretty campus sweetheart Margaret GeeGee Jackson 20 C Jay Miller 44 a butcher at the Iowa City Gay locker plant in reply to a question as to whether he knew any reason why he could not render a fair verdict stated his opposition to the death penal ty The state has not made any direct reference to capital punish ment other than to inquire of prospective jurors whether they would assume responsibility for setting the penalty Two other prospective jurors questioned Wednesday morning were Ralph Klenk 66 retired Ox ford farmer and Mrs Susan Ellison of Iowa City whose daughter is a University of Iowa graduate In response to a question Miller said he might be prejudiced against drinking He told Defense Attorney Miltf Hanzlik this preju dice was against drinking by either a boy or a girl With the first 16 prospective jurors seated subject to peremp tory challenge by either side it appeared it might take until Fri day to complete the trial panel By noon the state and defense had each used one of the 8 peremptory challenges to which each side is entitled These chal lenges are kept secret After each side has used its 8 it is entitled to 2 strikes Thus each side has the right to dismiss 10 prospec tive jurors for reasons other than cause Defense Attorney Clair Hamil ton again challenged Mrs Velva Vitosh wife of an Iowa City policeman for cause Wednesday morning Judge James P Gaffney again overruled the defense con tention that her husbands friend ships on the force would prevent her being a fair juror Mrs Robert Green first pros pective juror to be questioned Tuesday is a daughterinlaw of Mrs H L Green drive Mason City 36 Beaumont Government Casts Eye on Tax Dodgers Washington ment trained IP The its guns govern on tax and future as it came up to the 1949 income tax payment deadline at midnight Wednesday To get help in bringing to light new evasion attempts it dangled before prospective tax informers a pool of funds available this year for evidence uncovering tax frauds To mop up on cases involving income amassed in the big war profit year of 1943 it asked grand juries over the country to rush in dictments Wednesday lest the laws timelapse limits bar further action An indictment or some other form of action such as the filing of a bill of complaint has to be in the record by midnight to get within the time limit as to 1943 returns There are more than 40000000 persons subject to the federal in come tax How many will try to cut corners is just a guess Last year was a big year for the government The government paid out to 97 informers in rewards rang ing from to for aid that led to the recovery of 187914 in taxes that otherwise would have escaped detection That completely overshadowed the previous record tallied in J948 when informer rewards totaled and led to recoveries to taling No Will Power Los Angeles years ago Irwin S Pierces mother gave him a jar of blackberry jam He opened the jam Tuesday and said it tasted fine I couldnt re sist the temptation any longer said the 90 year old Vineland N J man U S Envoy Branded as Communist McCarthy Calls for Delay in Hearings in Loyalty Inquiry Washington state de partment Wednesday ordered John S Service back from India to testi fy personally in a departmental review of his loyalty record Service a veterandiplomatic officer was among 4 department employes charged Tuesday by Senator McCarthy RWis with being procommunist His recall was ordered on rec ommendation of the civil service loyalty review board It said the state departments own previous investigation of Service shoulc have included his personal ap pearance Press Officer Lincoln White told reporters the recommendation does not mean Service is under any new suspicion To Speak for Self We assume the board thinks that Mr Service should have an opportunity to himself White said Shortly before Senator Tydings DMd said the senate investi gators expect to get state depart ment files on the persons accused by McCarthy of communist lean ings He told a news conference that John E Peurifoy deputy under secretary of state had indicated to him that the files will be made available Tydings is chairman of a senate foreign relations subcommittee which is investigating McCarthys contentions that communists have infiltrated the department Names 9 In 4 days of committee hearings McCarthy has named 9 individuals he called subversive or bad secur ity risks He also has handed the committee a list of 25 other state department employes he said are apparently bad risks The state department has de clared that all those named pub licly by McCarthy if they ever worked for the were thoroughly Investigated and found to be loyal Some of those he named never were state de partment employes Others longer are The committee has been press ing McCarthy for more names to back up his charges He has re plied that he needs a couple nights of sleep before he pro ceeds 3 Babies Perish in Fire in Home Bridgewater N y babies perished Wednesday in a fire that destroyed their parents home in the center of this Onei da county village They were Thomas 1 Joan Marie 2 and Kathlee 3 chil dren of Mr and Mrs Kay Carey formerly of Vineland N J They were home alone when fire swept through the frame house Cause of the fire was not de termined 3 Flyers Safe After 2 Jet Planes Collide Albuquerque N Mex jet planes collided over New Mex ico Tuesday and 3 airmen para chuted safely to the ground 2 miles below The planes were traveling ap proximately 350 miles per hour The crash was over Sandia spe cial weapons base where the A bomb is assembled The planes were part of a 4 ship formation enroute from Wil liams air force base in Phoenix Ariz to Albuquerque and thence to El Paso Texas Iowa Lawmakers to Get New Look at State Expenses Des Moines law makers are going to get a new look at state board of control operations when they assemble for the 1951 legislature They will be able to trace the taxpayers dollars into every nook and cranny of the state institu tions and they will be able to judge how well each institution is being run in comparison with the others That will be the ultimate re sult of a cost accounting system now being worked into the insti tutions under board of control di rection board officials disclosed Wednesday Board Chairman Henry Burma explained it this way We are installing a unified sys tem of accounting which will apply modern methods of ac counting to our operations H T Schmitz state comp trollers office auditor assigned to the board of control said We are taking this thing out of the pen and ink stage and put ting it on a basis where the ac counting can be done by ma chines Burma and Schmitz explained the cost accounting system will permit the board to discover ex actly where the money goes in each institution The board will be able to compare costs of each type of service in each institution and will be able to concentrate efforts to bring into line any excessive costs in an institution The new cost accounting system will permit the board to compare the cost per inmate of such items as administration professional services nursing services dietary cost housekeeping expense laun dry and appearance services and plant operations Burma said the board began working the new accounting sys tem into the institutions at the be ginning of the fiscal year How ever he said itwas a slow pro cess and that no conclusive fig ures would be available until a whole year has been recorded under the new system He also indicated the board would attempt to have all insti tutions establish a machine form of bookkeeping to facilitate the work and provide unified reports The first reports for a 3month period show some institutions op erating at a considerably lower cost than others of comparable size The diet cost in one institu tion was only that of an other the labor cost for laundry in one institution was 8 times as great as for another nonpenal in stitution Penal institutions pro vide inmate labor for such work as The new system will provide separate salary and expense ac counts for 17 items They are ad ministration library and amuse ment professional nursing and care service dietary housekeep ing appearance service plant op eration maintenance and repairs garage farm garden greenhouse dairy vocational and academic prison guards and miscellaneous AP Wirepoto ARREST REPORTED Bishop Gerald OHara of Savan nah Ga will be arrested soon by Romania on spy charges Walter Weisbecker American radio correspondent in Rome said Tuesday night He said he obtained his information from the most reliable sources at the Vatican Bishop OHara is charge daffaires of the apos tolic nunciature in Romania Doubt Romania Would Arrest U S Bishop Vatican City authori tative Vatican source Wednesday discounted reports that Msgr Ger ald Patrick OHara American bishop of Savannah Ga and re gent of the papal nunciature in Romania might be arrested soon The American Broadcasting company in New York quoted a report from its Rome correspon dent as saying OHara would be arrested soon on spy charges by the Romanian government The correspondent Walter Weisbecker said he got his information from most reliable sources in Vatican City The authoritative Vatican source said Wednesday after con ferring with officials of the Vati can secretariat of state If were true it would be the first time in church history that a papal diplomatic represen tative would be arrested In the case of Joseph Cardinal Mindszen ty of Hungary he was a Hungar ian national and did not have diplomatic status Msgr OHara is art rnerican citizen and nothing re ceived here to this report could be true in his regard In any event OHara had not been arrested so far A spokesman of the U S legation in Bucharest was asked by telephone from Lon don about the report He called OHara on a separate telephone and then reported The bishop is not under arrest He is quite all right Find Brothers Shot to Death in Dubuque Dubuque JP Police Captain George Stoltz said 2 Dubuque bachelor brothers were found in their home Wednesday noon each with a bullet wound in his right temple A 22 caliber pistol was found under ones hand They were Oscar Myers 50 and William H Myers 59 They lived together in a 3room house here Police were investigating 3 pos sible explanations double mur der murder and suicide and dou ble suicide The brothers were found by a 3rd brother Owen of Steger 111 who had been visiting Oscar and William according to Stoltz The bodies were on cots in a partitioned room between the front room and the kitchen Oscars body was fully clothed and in a sitting position The pistol was un der his right hand Stoltz said He was wounded only once in the right temple Williams body also fully clothed was in a semisitting posi tion on his cot He also was wounded in the temple Stoltz said that though only 2 wounds were discovered in a pre liminary investigation 4 shots had been discharged The brothers were ill and un employed Stoltz said Stoltz placed the time of the shooting after 11 p m Tuesday Sues Utility Firms in Sioux City Blast Sioux City Mabel H Heck Homer Nebr widow Tues day filed an damage suit n U S district court here charg ng the Iowa Public Service com jany and the Northern Natural Gas company were negligent in failing to detect a gas leak in a pipe leading to the Swift plant Mrs Hecks husband Alvin leek a Swift employe was kilied n an explosion at the plant last Dec 14 which took 21 lives The suit did not name the Swift com pany as a defendant INCUMBENTS WIN Cedar Rapids incum ents won renominatlon in a city irimary election Tuesday as a YEAR AGO ield of 24 was trimmed to 10 for Maximum the general election March 27 Minimum Warns Reds Away From Rest of Asia Acheson Tells China Aid From Soviet Union Will Not Be Enough San Francisco UR Secretary of State Dean Acheson bluntly warned communist China and the Soviet Union Wednesday to keep hands off the rest of Asia In a forthright enunciation of United policy in the Far East Acheson said that the Chi nese can only bring grave trouble on themselves if they are led by their new rulers into aggressive or subversive adven tures beyond their borders In a major address before the commonwealth club of California Acheson declared China May Be Base We now face the prospect that the communists may attempt to use China as a base for prob ing for other weak spots which they can move into and exploit Acheson referred to southeast Asia where communists are en gaged in guerrilla fighting and apparently to South Korea which is being subjected to increasing red pressure As old friends we say to the Chinese people that we fully understand that their present un happy status within the orbit of the Soviet Union is riot the result of any choice on their part but has been forced upon them Acheson said Not Enough At the same timeAcheson said that the Chinese soon would see theaid promised them by Russia under the RussianChinese treaty wont meet their needs He said that American trade with China is far more important than soviet economic help to Chinas needs But he set forth conditions under which the United States could trade with red China Trade requires certain stan dards of conduct he said Ships planes and traders must be re ceived under conditions of security and decency Contracts must be honored There must be some medium of exchange reasonably regulated 3 Men Found Shot to Death Gary Ind Three men were found shot to death on a farm near East Gary Wednesday and a farmhand was lodged inthe town jail Lon Daugherty town marshal said the farm workers Michael Saganovichj was to drunk to talk about the triple killing The dead were Paul Shuman about 55 his nephew Ignace Gerashenek about 50 and a farm hand who was not identified im mediately The marshal said Shumans soninlaw Everett Fisher ported Saganovich flagged him down outside the Shuman farm house this morning and said Theyre all dead in the house Fisher said Saganovich was dead drunk Fisher took him to the East Gary jail The mar shal said Shumans body was found kneeling beside his bed with a shotgun wound in the head Daugherty said no shotgun was found in the house but a 22 caliber rifle was found near Shu mans body Saganovich usually slept on a cot in Shumans bed room he said Gerashenek was founddead in his bed in another room a 22 caliber bullet wound in his head The farmhand was found shot to death in another room SPECIAL DAY Des Moines day has been planned for March 28 as one of a series of special days at the Made In Iowa industrial exposition here March 25 through April 2 More than 100 suppliers and buyers of military material will be guests that day Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudi ness Wednesday night Low Wednesday night near 20 Partly cloudy Thursday with high near 32 with some rain or snow northeast and occasional rain south Wednesday night and Thursday Turning somewhat colder Thursday Low Wed nesday night 25 north 3035 south Minnesota cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday Not much change in temperature Low Wednesday night zero to 5 below north 614 above south portion High Thursday 2025 north 2530 south IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 37 Minimum 13 At 8 a m 19 20 4   

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