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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 11, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPfeR EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THf NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI HOME EDITION iiuur Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 11 1950 This Paper Consists ct Two No 15V GUARDSMEN HELP CLEAN UP STORM Members of the Clinton National Guard unit 556 are shown as they helped remove debris caused by the citys worst AP Wirephoto ice storm The storm caused an estimated damage and isolated the city when power and telephone circuits were disrupted Task Force Helps Clear City Clinton Repair Over 110 Phone Circuits in Mason City Area More than 110 long distance telephone circuits in the Mason City area were still out Tuesday afternoon but all available crews were at work and officials hoped most of the circuits would be op erating by night Six new gangs of 6 men each recruited from Minnesota to aid the local forces in their res toration work A number of towns north still had no outside lines They in cluded Forest City Grafton Rock Falls Plymouth St Ansgar Riceville and Stacyville However they were expected to have some lines in working order late Tues Arrest Couple in Drink Poisoning day Power Restored General distribution of power was restored but there were a number of individual cases not yet reached Tuesday They were generally spots where limbs had fallen on wires but weary crews which began work at midnight Saturday were getting the job completed The temperature after a tem porary spurt to 62 shortly after noonon Monday skidded to 27 Tuesday morning and there ware no forecasts of immediate warm Homes Damaged High winds Monday night caused damage to 2 homes at Manly Tree limbs broke through the roof in 3 different places at the Frank Hess home and a tree smashed the roof of the Melvin Flatness residence Strong shifting winds carried blustery weather intomost of the midwest after whipping up a dust storm on the central plains Mon day Wrong Man Is Dead From Doped Drink Albert Lea mother of 4 children admitted that she poured strychnine into her hus bands whisky in a plot to kill him But it was a friend of her hus band who drank it and died Mrs Viola Gavle 33 of Em mons Minn confessed to Sheriff Carl G Lindahl Monday that she was responsible for the fatal pois oning of Oscar Rasmussen 47 but said that her husband Truman 38 was the man she wanted to kill Rasmussen died last Thursday after taking a drink of whisky from a bottle profferred him by Gavle Lindahl credited a doctors clever detective work with dis covering the poisoning Albert Knutson a friend of Rasmusson and Gavle drank from the bottle too He became ill but recovered The sheriff said Dr Martin Nesheim noticed thesimilarity of Knutsons and Rasmussons ill nesses You might say he turned de tective and looked around until he found the bottle still part full of whisky Lindahl said We sent it to the state crime bureau at St Paul to be analyzed Lindahl said Gavle was de termined to stand by his wife He visited her at the Freeborn county jail The winds caused storms on the Great Lakes and increased fears for 4 teenage youths adrift on choppy Lake Erie ona life raft equipped with one paddle Planes and coast guard craft searched for the boys The newspring storm dumped snow on parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Tuesday and rain in the Ohio Valley and Michigan The weather bureau predicted blowing snow in northeastern Minnesota Gopher Blizxard A nearblizzard swept south western Minnesota Monday night piling 5 inches of fresh snow on the area and crippling long dis tance telephone communications at Pipestone Montevideo and other communities An estimated 200 national guardsmen and 45 national guard jeeps and trucks slipped and skidded into Clinton Iowa to help the Mississippi river city clear away debris left by an Easter ice storm Moderating temperatures helped Clinton and other eastern Iowa communities dig out from under the 11 inch sheath of ice that glazed streets and felled trees and telephone and power lines Mayor Bon Allison estimated the damage in Clinton alone at or more Four indus tries idled by lack of power Mon day were expected to resume op erations Tuesday Northwestern Bell Telephone Co at Omaha said 1400 long dis tance lines were downed by the itorm and 166 communities were cut off in lova South Dakota and Minnesota ROCK ISLAND REMODELS Davenport contract for the remodeling of the Rock Island railroad station here was awarded Monday to the John Seller Con ttruction company of Davenport project includes a BVW express building The work is ichedulcd to be finished by fall Im with you 100 per cent he was quoted as saying The sheriff said Mrs Gavle im plicated Lawrence Nbbles a 43 yearold bachelor farmhand with whom she said sHe had been keeping company for 2 years Held in Jail Mrs Gavle and Nobles were held in jail without charge pend ing an inquest Friday into Ras mussens death County Attorney Rudolph Hanson said they prob ably will be charged with first degree murder Lindahl said Mrs Gavle said in a written confession that Nobles bought the strychnine under an assumed name last September or October for the purpose of doing away with Gavle She said she poured the strych nine into the whisky last fall and often thought of throwing it away But last Tuesday she related she became angry at her husband because he had been drunk She said she slipped the bottle under the front seat of his car where he already had one bottle According to the story pieced together by the sheriff Gavle narrowly missed death He pulled out a bottle Wednesday and drank its contents It was the bottle of uhpoisoned whisky Gavle Lucky The next day Gavle offered Rasmussen a drink from the other bottle and Rasmussen took a drink Gavle luckily did not take a drink The sheriff said Gavle was in nocent and that he refused at first to believe that his wife was re sponsible The sheriff tipped by Emmons residents who knew of the ro mance between Mrs Gavle and Nobles questioned the woman in a hospital where she was receiv ing treatment for shock She broke down and cried take me to jail right away did it Nobles arrested later admitted Louis Budenz Called for Red Probe Washington nist Louis Budenz was sub poenaed Tuesday as the mystery witness Senator McCarthy wants senate investigators to hear on his charges against Owen Latti more A senate foreign relations sub committee ordered Budenz to appear at a public session next Monday The committee is looking into McCarthys accusations that Lat timore is a soviet espionage agent Budenz is former managing editor of the communist news paper The Daily Worker He re nounced communism and re turned to the Catholic church Chairman Tydings DMd told reporters that Budenz is the mystery witness that McCar thy Wisconsin republican con tends can swear that Lattimore is or has been a communist par ty member Lattimore John Hopkins uni versity professor and some time consultant to the state depart ment has denied under oath that he has ever been a communist He has called McCarthy an un mitigated liar for making the charge Tydings said Lattimore was invited to be present when Bu denz testifies After Budenz is heard Tydings said Lattirnqre will be permitted to testify in re ply Tydings said the group decided to stand by its announced policy of permitting no crossexamination except by members of the inquiry group Tydings added however that Lattimore and his attorneys will be permitted to submit written questions to be asked by the com mittee members U S Discounts Red Claim of Air Attack Berkley Shuns Conferees in Appointments Washington President Barkley caught some senators by surprise with his appointments to a special small business commit tee Senator Sparkman named to head the 13member group said the first he knew of it was Berkleys announcement to the senate Monday Also Jess pleas Senator Wherry of Nebraska leader the republican floor Bridges May Lose Heritage Government Seeks to Take Citizenship San Francisco federal government moved Tuesday foi immediate revocation of Harry Bridges citizenship Such action if successful would open the way for a federal hearing to deport to Australia the CIO longshore boss convicted of per juring himself at his 1945 nat uralization hearing by denying he ever was a communist For that conviction Bridges was sentenced Monday to 5 years im prisonment Two labor union aides were given 2 years for their tes timony in his behalf at the citi zenship hearing The government move to ask revocation of citizenship sched uled for court hearing Tuesday noon CST was based on the con tention that the revocation was mandatory under the statute gov erning Bridges indictment The man to decide that is the trial judge George B Hairis who said as he passed sentence By lying cheating and defraud ing the United States govern ment Mr Harry Bridges was granted a certificate of naturaliza tion He was aided and abetted by 2 codefendants x x x and had be stowed upon him the priceless benefit of citizenship Mr Bridges conduct cannot evoke either sympathy or consid eration on my part 48 key figure in para lyzing port strikes on the west coast and Hawaii and twice victor against previous government ef forts to deport him listened in glum silence to the proceedings He had no comment afterward in contrast with his charge of im migration frameup at the end of his stormy 81day trial Wherry sponsor of the resolu tion to create the committee told a reporter that Barkley had not consulted him about the republi cans picked to serve on the com mittee Wherrys feelings undoubtedly were shared by Senator Murray Although out of town Murray had made clear previously that he expected to be appointed chairman of the committee In making his appointments to the new committee Barkley passed over not only Wherry and Murray but all senators who had served on the earlier small busi ness committees He said they had done good work but he wanted to give newer senators with less committee work than their seniors a chance to tackle small business problems The group he named heavily sprinkled with freshman members includes these senators in addi tion to Sparkman as chairman OConor Long Gil Jette Humphrey Hunt Wyo and Benton N Sal tonstall Thye Hendrickson N J and Schoep pel More Alarm in High Circles Over Early War Than in 49 McCloy Cites Red Expansion BY J M ROBERTS JR AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Little things picked up here and there suggest that there is more fear of war in high circles than at this time last year The statement of John McCloy U S high commissioner for Germany that Russia is pushing her program so ur gently because she this is her time of destiny Estimated Corn Crop Lower DCS Moines Iowa Crop and Livestock Reporting Service Tuesday estimated corn stocks on Iowa farms as of April 1 at 356 238000 bushels That figure is 40000000 bushels below the record April 1 holdings of last year but otherwise the highest for that date since 1941 The 10year average stocks on April 1 was 290510000 bushels The service said the large hold ings of corn on farms is attributed largely to the government loan program and purchase agreements Soybean stocks on farms were estimated at 8058000 bushels as of April 1 or 28 per cent of the 1949 crop The service said about 25 per cent of the beans on farms will be required for seed if farmers carry out their early planting in tentions The supply of oats on farms on April 1 was estimated at 102435 000 bushels the 3rd highest in 25 years has received widespread consid eration A situation such as that in China with Russian technicians and military advisers pouring in and Russiantype planes report ed in the skies always creates in ternational nervousness Communists in westernEurope appear to be swinging away from concentration on political views to violence and sabotage The existence of a disarmed and disunited Germany on which even the occupying western allies are not fully agreed creates a vacuum which is recognized as a serious danger Wont Back Down In the United States the ad ministration from the president on down has taken numerous recent occasions to emphasize that there is no sign of reapproachment with Russia Secretary Acheson has called for total diplomacy to win the cold war If total diplomacy is achieved and fails then the logical infer ence is that war that other ex tension of diplomacy will be im minent Some observers are taking the communist effort to drive west erners out of their sphere reduc ing or closing down embassies and other political outposts as de signed to help cloak war prepara tions Russias heavy buying in such strategic world markets as rubber and wool has led to conjecture that she is seeking to establish a vast stockpile for some emerg ency Preparedness seems to be gain ing the upper hand over the economy desires of the U S de partment of defense with indica tions that the administration will no longer actively oppose higher appropriations for a larger air force and certain other activities May Demonstration Preparations to meet an emerg ency in Germany in May when the comrrtunists promise a great demonstration include special training of American troops This too has helped produce what seems to me to be a definite feel ing of urgency All of these things however hardly seem sufficient to overrule the practicalities of the situation Russias own productive goals are still so far below the indus trial powers of the west that it would take her years to catch up even with the west standing still The danger of war will exist much more concretely when Rus sia begins to think that she can compete in this field CNW Gets OK to Halt Trains Des Moines Chicago North Western Railway com pany Tuesday received permission to halt the last passenger trains serving between Belle Plaine Iowa and Sanborn Minn The Iowa commerce commis sion Tuesday announced it had given approval to the railways request to cancel its passenger trains No 11 and 16 operating between Belle Plaine and North Iowa state line The trains served L8 intermediate points The trains were those taken out of service during 2 eoal em ergencies of the last winter The railway testified it was losing per year on the trains The Iowa portion of the route covers 138 miles running from Belle Plaine to Scarville The intermediate points are Elberon T T a e r Buckingham Voorhies Dike Stout Parkers ourg Kesley Dumont Aredale Dougherty Cartersville Mason ity Hanlontown Joice Lake Mills and Scarville Train No 16 operated daily ex cept Sunday from the North Iowa State line to Belle Plaine anc train No 11 operated daily ex cept Monday from Belle Plaine to Mason City and daily except Sun day from Mason City to the North Iowa state line North lowons Named New Baker Officials Des Moines Fors berg Waterloo was elected pres ident of the Iowa Bakers associa tion Tuesday N X Swenson Ottumwa was named vice president and Paul Seiler Indianola was reelected treasurer Charles E Fleming Clear Lake was elected to the board repre senting the allied membership composed of salesmen who call on the bakery trade Peter Vander Meer Lemars was named chair man of the northwest district and John McKeag Manchester chair man of the northeast district lowan Killed in Collision Dubuquc Rolling of North Buena Vista was killed Monday in a cartruck collision 6 miles north of Dubuque on high way 6 The truck driver was un injured SAME that he had bought the strychnine B1mek etll for Mrs Gavic the sheriff said I 24 AP Wirephoto HEY BUDDY GIVE A looked like a shallow creek but Red and Redbuck were stuck saddle deep for four hours in a treacherous mire of mud and coal mine trash near Birmingham Ala Their young riders floundered to the bank and called help 75 New Entrants for June Primary File Petitions Des Moines for the June primary election began filing their nomination petitions in volume with the secretary of state Tuesday Among 15 new ones was that o David B Long Des Moines foi republican renomination to the Iowa Commerce commission Al of the others seek seats in the state legislature They are Herbert R Patterson Villisca democrat house Karl W Hurli man Centerville democrat house Rep W J Johannes DAshton reelection Rep William Fande reelection Rep George Fiene re election J Homer Maurer Spen cer democrat house Rep Alber Weiss reelection Wendell Pendleton Storm Lak republican house Senator Ralph W Zastrow RCharles re election Harvey Uhlenhopp Hampton republican house Rep Roy J Smith RSpirit re election Fred Voightmann Ma rengo republican house Rep Dwight W Meyer ROdebolt reelection George L Brown On awa republican house Bryon Oglesby in Critical Condition Frorn Auto Mishap Bryon Oglesby local cafe oper atpr Tuesday was reported i critical condition at Mercy hos pital where he was taken foi lowing an auto accident Sunda afternoon His wife who was rid ingwith him remained in seriou condition at the hospital Tuesday Mr Oglesby was reported suf ferting from severe head injurie and Mrs Oglesby from a crushei chest and leg fracture Their auto was involved in headon collision with a grain true south of Rockwell after the ca had slipped to the right shoulde and swerved back on the roac into the trucks path according t a highway patrolman Illegal Possession Charges Are Filed Preliminary information wa filed before Justice of the Peac C R Servison Tuesday agains the Club Lido at Clear Lake fo illegal possession of intoxicatin liquor Ernest Cardarelli is listec as president of the club itwa reported The time of preliminarj hearing was not set The charg grew out of a raid made by the sheriffs office April 1 Russians Say B29 Fired on Soviets Officials Order Immediate Probe After Protest Washington id States officials Tuesday disclaimed any knowledge of an aerial gunfire exchange Between an American B29 and Russian planes But they ord ered an immediate investigation after receiving a soviet protest of the alleged incident The state department declined any comment except to say that the Russian protest was the first in formation it had received and that an inquiry is under way to determine what the facts are The official disclosure of the ioviet protest was made by Mi hael J McDermott state depart ment press officer about an hour after a Moscow announcement Vishinsky Again Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky protested to American Ambassador AlanG Kirk in Mos cow that the incident took place Saturday about 13 inside Russian territory The Russian version was that the B29 fired first and soviet planes replied Pending the American inquiry the air force saidonly that ithad no official knowledge of any such incident r U S air force headquarters in Wiesbaden Germany speculated that if an American plane was in volved in an incident of that kind it may have been anavy aircraft missing since Saturday in the northern Baltic area The air force here would riot receive re ports on a navy plane as a matter of routine The navy professed no knowl edge as to whether its missing craft might have been involved in the reported incident President Told There was no immediate White House comment on the matter but Charles G Ross presidential press secretary said that presumably President Truman had been in formed of it by the state depart ment McDermott was asked by re porters whether the state depart ment knew of any B29s operating in the area of Lepaya Latvia which Moscow considers soviet territory last Saturday He replied that the state department doesnt keep track of B29 movements McDermott was also asked whether the United States recog nizes Latvia as being soviet terri tory He replied no comment Other officials noting that the United States formally accepts the presence of a Latvian minister in Washington pointed out that this country has never recognized Rus sias occupation and attachment of the Baltic states to the U S R R in 1940 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Wednesday fair and quite cool Low Tuesday night 20 to 22 High Wednesday 28 Diminishing winds snow flurries ex treme east portion Clearing and cold with diminishing winds Tuesday night Wednes day generally fair and quite cool Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average from 3 to 6 degrees below normal Normal high 57 to 62 Normal low 33 to 38 Cool and below normal temperatures Wednes day Warming Thursday after noon and Friday Cooler again over the weekend Precipita tion will average onefourth to onehalf an inch occurring as rain over the weekend Minnesota Wednesday fair and cold Low Tuesday night zero to 10 above extreme north 1018 1622 extreme south High Wednesday 2428 north 2833 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 62 27 29 21   

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