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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 24, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                T NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associated Prfas and United Press Full Lease Wires HOME EDITION mini Hive Cents Copyl MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 24 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One No 142 THEY WON HOLLYWOODS BIG of the top awards in Thursday nights Oscar presentations were Broderick Crawford best actor Olivia deHavilland best actress Mercedes McCambridge best supporting actress and Dean Jagger best supporting actor 22 Bullet Is Fired Into Light Plane Kahoka Mo county authorities searched Friday for the marksman who fired a 22 caliber bullet into a plane flown by Cles ter Graham Keokuk Iowa Graham flew 6n to Keokuk and landed after the shooting incident then notified authorities here He said the bullet smacked through the door of the light 2place plane he was flying and penetrated the safety belt on the unoccupied seat burying itself in the seat cushion If someone had been flying me Graham said they would have been iniured Graham said he was flying at 400 to 500 feetabove the ground when the bullet struck He dis counted the theory it might be a stray bullet because of the force withwhjiehathikandtfre height at which he was flying 87DayOW Ottumwa Bus Strike Ends Ottumwa 87 day bus strike ended here Friday but buses were not expected to be rolling until nextMonday Parcel local president of the AFP Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway and Motor Coach Operators of Amer ica announced the 43 union mem bers accepted the same offer they rejected last Tuesday He said the bus drivers and me chanics who struck last Dec 27 agreed to accept the offer of a 2 cent hourly wage increase with the promise of an additional 3cent hourly increase if the Ottumwa City Lines gets a franchise The company operated on a jit ney license before the strike Parcel said the union men voted Thursday night to accept the com pany offer and return to work Monday However the company no longer has a license to operate here The license was revoked by the city council after the strike began be cause the company was not pro viding public transportation The company fought the coun action in the courts but a dis trict court upheld the council After revoking the license of the Ottumwa company a subsidiary of the National City Lines Inc Chicago Mayor Herschel Loveless arrangediwiththe Mason City Mo tor Coach company to operate here J E Osborne president of the Mason City company said he would have buses rolling here by early February but his plans failed to materialize Loveless said the Ottumwa com pany cannot operate without a li cense but he said there is time for the company to apply for and re ceive a license so it can begin op erations Monday The mayor said the settlement for all practical purposes elimi nates the Mason City company However he said it is not legally out of the picture Broderick Crawford Olivia deHavilland Take Home Oscars By BOB THOMAS Hollywood AP Olivia deHavilland the love starved Victorian in The Heiress and Broderick Crawford ruth less politico of All the Kings Men won Hollywoods high est honors Thursday Academy Award All the Kings Men was the best picture of 1949 Radio Actress Mercedes Mc Cambridge was selected the best supporting actress for her work in All the Kings Men her first Found Dead of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Charles City A Meyer 46 Charles City was found dead of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in his garage at p m Thursday Mrs Meyer found the body Floyd County Coroner Carl Hauser estimated death occurred sometime between 2 and 3 p m although a final determination has not as yet been inade Meyer had been working on his in the garage movie Hoosier Dean Jagger who tucked away his toupee to play i retreaded army officer in Twelve Oclock High snagged an Oscar as the best supporting actor Hollywoods biggest publicity stunt offered few surprises except one of the biggest traffic jams in Hollywood boulevard h i sto r yV Without exception the awards went according to predictions Crawford who was once con signed to the oblivion of B pic tures leaped from his seat when tie heard Jane Wyman read his name as the winner He could say little more than Thank God The hulking actor later said he had no idea whether or not he would win I suggested that all the polls indicated his victory Yeah he replied but the poll said Dewey was going to beat Tru man too Miss deHavilland was calmer She accepted the award from James Stewart with dignity be coming the 5th star in motion pic ture academy history to win the grand prize twice Other double winners are Bette Davis Spencer Tracy Frederic March and Luise Rainer I would like to continue in the same serious vein that won me awards for To Each His Own and The she said after wards She added that it was more stunning to win the 2nd time Other major awards Direction L Mankiewicz for A letter to 3 Wives Mankiewicz for the same film story and Pi rosh for Battleground best mo tion picture Mor row for The Stratton Story ori ginal Loesser for Baby Its Cold Outside cine matography Winton Hoch for She Wore a Yellow Ribbon in color and Paul C Vogel for Bat tleground in black and white FLYING SAUCERS Memphis Tenn meat company dropped 55000 paper plates over the city Thursday each redeemable for 10 cents on a pound of sausage and each labeled flying saucer UAW Rejects New Pension Fund Offer Detroit Corp of fered the striking CIO United Auto Workers Friday a pen sion fund The union immediate ly rejected the proposal as inade quate It was the 2nd proposal made this week by Chrysler hi an ef fort to end the 59day strike that has idled 89000 Chrysler workers and 50000 others indirectly Three days ago the company agreed in principle to a funding plan It went further Friday with an offer to set up a fund to back its promise to pay pensions The proposal would pro vide a month pensions in cluding federal social security The company called for a 5 year contract UAW President Walter Reuther rejecting the proposal said it still falls short of the pattern estab lished by Chrysler competitors Hedeclared it does not provide Chrysler workers with pensions and medical benefits which other companies have granted their workers In addition Reuther said the company still insists on freezing unsatisfactory contract provisions for 5 years 2 Overcome in Des Moines Fire Des Moines persons were overcome by smoke in an early morning fire which burned out the interior of one unit of an apartment building Fireman Lee Sturdevant and William Brown 28 who lived in the burnedout apartment were overcome Both later were report ed as in good condition at hospi tals Firemen rescued 5 persons from adjoining 2nd floor apartments New Dispute Boils Over Red Charges State Department Denies Top Spy Now on Payroll Washington con troversy boiled Friday between the state department and Senator McCarthy over his charges that the agency is riddled with com munists As senate investigators awaited a presidential decision on access to government loyalty files the Wisconsin republican hotly dis puted the state departments stand that the man McCarthy described as Russias top spy in the is not connected with the depart ment The mans name has not been made public A senate foreign relations sub committee headed by Senator Tydings DMd is investigating McCarthys charges that commu nists and their friends have slipped into state department jobs Tydings told a news conference late Thursday that the depart ment at his request had provided the employment record of the in dividual McCarthy named in sec ret sessions as a soviet espionage agent Tydings Statement In a statement to which Mc Carthy later took vigorous excep tion Tydings said The record of employment given me is as follows He has never been employed by or connected with the state department except once About 5 years ago for a period of 4 months only he was associated with a mission outside of the United States Once thereafter on a single day although not employed or compensated by the state depart ment he publicly addressed a group of state department em ployes On another occasion though not employed by the state de partment he took part over a period of 2 days in a citizens round table conference in t h e company of many distinguished Americans who likewise were participating in this discussion No Other Contact I am advised there was no oth er contact association employ ment or connection between the state department and this indi vidual in any manner or form at any time save as mentioned above McCarthy immediately called a news conference of his own and blasted the state department re p o r t supplied to Tydings He called it a deliberate misstate ment of the facts and another one of those obvious attempts to twist and distort the truth The man he accused said Mc Carthy has a desk in the state department or at least he did until 3 or 4 months ago Then he added He is one of their top advis ers on Far Eastern affairs or at least he was until 3 or 4 weeks ago Program of Military Building Authorized AP Wirephoto WRECKAGE OF CRASHED B50 giant cactus lies across the shattered fuselage of a B50 bomber which crashed on the Arizona desert Thursday Twelve crewmen were believed killed Two others parachuted to safety The plane caught fire on a training flight from its base at Tucson Ariz to March Field Cal Story on page FAVORS MEASURE Washington Senator Gil lette DIowa voted for a com promise farm measure tightening controls on potato marketing and allowing extra plantings of cotton and peanuts under price supports Later he voted to permit recon sideration of the measure Senator Hickenlooper RIowa is in Iowa and did not vote 75000 Belgian Workers in AntiLeopold Demonstration Brussels Belgium than 15000 workers paraded in wrath against King Leopold Fri day stoning streetcars manned by strikebreakers in d o w nt o w n Brussels Despite a police ban against the parade members of socialist labor unions on a 24hour general strike completely tied up traffic for al most 2 hours in the busy shopping district of the Belgian capital Streetcars running in defiance of the socialist call for a general transport walkout were quickly surrounded The mere handful of police on duty was unable to cope with the strikers who smashed windows and slashed ropes hold ing the trolleys in place Former Premier PaulHenri Spaak the socialist leader in a speech to the paraders warned that Leopolds return to his throne would lead to grave trouble for our country Elsewhere in the ticularly in Frenchspeaking Wal lonia to the of thousands of workers joined in the 24hour general walkout the so cialists had called Flanders where the kings cause is most popular was not expected to be affected except possibly in the Antwerp dock area The strike generally was ex pected to be a creeping affair reaching its climax this afternoon It is due to continue until 5 a m Saturday 10 p m CST Rail Strike Threatened Chicago fi A nationwide strike involving some 80000 rail road firemen and enginemen threatened again Friday in the dispute over a union demand for a 3rd crew member on multiple unit diesel locomotives In a vote by more than 80000 members of the Brotherhood of Firemen and Enginemen the union said an overwhelming ma jority has authorized a strike if a favorable settlement of the issues cannot be reached David B Robertson president of the rail brotherhood who an nounced the vote said no strike date had been set pending further negotiations Robertson and a committee of general chairmen are meeting here The union claims some 110000 members on 160 U S railroads We are holding up setting a strike date in hopes that our dif ferences can be settled without the necessity of a walkout Robertson said All peaceful methods un der the railway labor act have been exhausted for peaceful set tlement of the dispute A presidential emergency board last Sept 19 rejected he unions demand for a 2nd fireman on die sel locomotives 3 Battleships 2 Jap Cruisers Sold Tokyo Friday sold 3 battleships and 2 cruisers all sunk in the war Built at a cost of many millions of dollars they brought the equiv alent of only The battleships Ise Haruna and Hyuga all took part in the 2nd battle of the Philippine Sea in 1941 The cruisers were the Aoba and Izumo A steamship company 2 salvage companies and a contractor bought the warships for scrap They didnt say how they would recover them All are at the bottom of Kure by U S See Senate Approval of FarmMeasure Washington of a compromise farm mea sure now caught in an unusual parliamentary pre dicted its eventual senate approv al Opponents were equally opti mistic over their chances of kill ing it Already passed by the house the measure won tentative senate endorsement Thursday But when its supporters tried to complete congressional action opponents managed to outvote them The senate then put off further action at least until noon Friday Friends and foes of the bill both worked until late Thursday night to get outoftown members back for the showdown Strategists for both sides said if necessary they would try to delay a until next be sure of a good turnout Senator Allen J Ellender D La strategy boss for the legisla tion said he thinks its supporters can now muster enough strength to send the measure to President Truman for his signature Senator Milton R Young R N Dak a leading opponent was just as firm in a belief that the opposi tion could hold its own He con ceded however that his bloc has little chance of picking up new support The bill worked out in a sen atehouse conference would in crease government controlled cot ton and peanut acreages for the 1950 crop year It also would lay the groundwork for an allout government campaign to curb pro duction of surplus potatoes Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing Friday night Saturday partly cloudy Low Friday night 28 High Sat urday 40 Iowa Mostly cloudy through Saturday Scattered showers Saturday Low Friday night near 30 north and 33 south Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average near or slightly below the seasonal normal with no important day to day changes Normal highs 48 to 55 normal lows 26 to 31 Precipitation will average one half to one inch with occasional precipitation throughout the period Minnesota Cloudy Friday night and partly cloudy Saturday No major change in temperature Low Friday night near 25 north to 30 south High Saturday near 35 north to 38 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum 42 Minimum 34 At 8 a m 34 Precipitation trace Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 38 35 Policeman Says Bednasek Had Homicidal Impulse to Kill Iowa City police officer testified Friday that Robert E Bednasek 24 a month prior death of the Iowa University coed he is accused of slaying had a homi cidal impulse to kill her Bednasek is charged with strangling Margaret Anne Jackson 20 last Dec 11 Both were university students in psychology and had been dat ing Earlier 2 of1 Miss Jackson told the court that Miss Jackson told them she would never marry Bednasek The wit nesses 2 pretty Iowa coeds were Doris Hall 19 of Iowa City and Eleanor Leedham of Webster Groves Mo Miss Hall said she had roomed with Miss Jackson when both worked as waitresses in Denver last summer Miss Hall related that Miss Jackson told her she consid ered Bednasek repulsive to her The police officer was Harland Sprinkle of the Iowa City force who said he had talked to Bed nasek early on the morning of Dec 11 following the discovery of Miss Jacksons body at a campus rooming lived house where Bednasek Goes to Doctor Sprinkle said Bednasek told him at that time that he had had a homicidal impulse to kill Miss Jackson and had gone to Dr E J Schoben director of the univer sitys student counseling office Sprinkle said Bednasek related that Schoben had sent Bednasek to a psychiatrist Defense counsel in crossexam ining the 2 coeds gained admis sions that Miss Jackson had been dating Bednasek frequently Miss Hall testifying in relation to a visit Bednasek made to Denver said Miss Jackson told her that she Miss Jackson did not want Bednasek to cometo Denver Got Up Early On crossexamination Miss Hall recalled that Miss Jackson had gotten up early to keep a date with Bednasek Miss Hall also said she had worked early one morning so Miss Jackson could have a date with Bednasek Sprinkle in his testimony iden tified 2 vestpocket sized books as ones he had taken from Bednaseks 3rdstory room the night of the slaying One has been identified as a diary which Bednasek kept Previously Miss Leedham re lated to the court that Bednasek told her of striking Miss Jackson Sentenced to 10 Years for Embezzlement Logan meister 53 Arthur Ck Harrison Schul county treasurer 11 years pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of embezzle ment He was sentenced to 10 years in the Fort Madison state penitentiary Schukneister who resigned March 13 admitted converting of county funds to his own use The shortages covered a period from 1945 to March 13 Judge John A Murray denied Schulmeisters request for a pa role although the application was backed by 3 physicians They said he is suffering from a heart ail ment Schukneister was started im mediately for the prison in the custody of Deputy Sheriff Nate Rains County Attorney Michael Mur ray a son of the judge said the shortage was discovered in a state audit FTC Charges 3rd Cold Tablet Firm Washington The federal trade commission Friday accused a 3rd company of false and mis leading advertising to promote the sale of anticold drugs The latest action involves the antihistamine preparation sold under the trade name Kriptin and manufactured by Whitehall Pharmacal company of New York The FTC complaints closely fol lowed those made earlier in the week against BristolMyers com pany and the Anahist company Inc also of New York The trade commission accused all 3 firms of unfair and deceptive practices in advertising their antihistamine products Bill Is Now Ready for House Action Would Greatly Strengthen Air Defense of U S Washington ff The house armed services committee voted Friday to authorize a military construction program Sponsors said it would greatly strengthen the air defense of the United States The bill a much amended ver sion of a senate measure is now ready for house action The senate in January passed a military pub lic works bill of less than OOOOOa During hearings on the senate bill in the house committee the defense department requested amendments totaling for projects described as of high est priority Among the new projects are a number that the air force army and navy are anxious to start building as soon as possible All relate to air defense The omnibus appropriations bill now pending in the house has in it an item of for mili tary public works available in fiscal 1951 which begins next July 1 Key Importance The defense department plans to tap this for projects considered of key importance Later additional appropriations would be sought to carry but the balance of the authorized public works bill if it is approved by congress A building program of the mag nitude of this foiUbiS ofcourse a long range program one taking several years to complete The air forces outlineof justifi cations that accompanied its amended request to the committee was so frank even in discussing classified material as to bestart ling to reporters It suggested the possibility of arush job In the bill just approved the air force was granted the largest au an in crease of over that in the senate bill Largest Increase The navy was given the largest increase Its projects totaled 542301 an increase of Army authorizations total 540825 stepped up from 880 In addition the commiLlee au thorized for the armys special weapons project an in creaseof Of the overall total the sum of is authorized for con struction within the United States of which is for the army for the navy and for the air force The military forces propose to spend nearly half or of the committeeapproved total outside the United States Senators Vote to Ask Ike to Testify on Disarmament Washington work ing on the military budget voted unanimously Friday to ask Gen Dwight D Eisenhower for testi mony on his view that America has disarmed beyond the point of safety The decision was taken at a closed door session of the senate appropriations subcommittee deal ing with funds for the armed forces Reporting the action Senator Chavez DN Mex told report ers Eisenhower will be called at the convenience of the general who now heads Columbia univer sity in New York City Chairman Cannon DMo of the house appropriations commit tee said the 5star generals state ment bolsters his own belief that military spending cant becut in a major way Eisenhower said in a speech at Columbia university in New York that this country already has dis armed to the greatest some directions even beyond the I with deep concern for her present safety possibly could advise until we have certain knowledge that all nations are do ing likewise He did not go into details on where the military weakness lies Senate appropriations members get their firstdetailed look at one segment of the military budget Friday with testimony by Secre tary of the Air Force Symington behind closed doors Stephenson Free After 25 Years Michigan City Ind C Stephenson onetime ironhanded ruler of the Indiana Ku Klux Klan was free Friday after 25 years in prison Stephenson walked over the threshold of the Indiana state pris on at 6 p m CST Thursday night J He was bundled into a waiting automobile and whisked away by unidentified friends The man who bellowed to Klan audiences in the 1920s that I am the law of Indiana will be on pa role for the rest of his life for the murder of pretty 28 year old Madge Oberholtzer It was understood Stephenson would go to live with a daughter in Tulsa Okla where he has been offered a position Warden Alfred Dowd said Thursday night he did not know Stephensons destination SAME WhJU flag meani no iraflU put 24   

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