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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 25, 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 Full Lense Wires Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 25 1950 This Paper Consists ol Two One No 169 BEFORE SOVIET U S RELATIONS was the scene five Tuesday as infantrymen of the U S 1st Army left extended hands to Russian troops on a broken bridge over the Elbe river at Torgau Germany The meeting cut the Reich in two Since this happy meeting in World war 2 theiron Curtain came down and stopped any possible repetition War Writer Reviews How Times Change Editors note 5 years ago Tuesday Wes Gallagher as chief of Associated Press war correspondents on the western front was present when Amer ican and soviet forces met on the Elbe river In the interven ing years as chief of the As sociated Press bureau in Ger many Gallagher at first hand has watched the progressive de terioration of relations between the United States and the Soviet Union In this story he recalls that 1st happy meeting of American and Russian troops and contrasts the friendly re lations that prevailed with those that now characterize Russian and American rela tions BY WES GALLAGHER Frankfurt Germany many remember Torgau Probably not 1 in 1000 who reads this In fact it would be remarkable if that many remem ber A few might They were there 5 years ago Tuesday Torgau a centuriesold sleepy German town was where the American armies first met the Russians heralding the end of the most disastrous war in history There are other claimants for the honor One correspondent later wrote that American and Russian patrols actually joined almost 4 hours earlier at Strehla 16 miles south But for historys sake Torgau is the first official meeting place of the east and west In a matter of hours from one end of the Elbe river to the oth er American and Russian soldiers were faling into one anothers arms in a stream of cognac and vodka There was no iron curtain then There was for example Maj Anaphim Larionov of the 48th soviet guards division at Torgau He was the first field grade offi cer to meet the Americans Some xvhat embarrassed and formal he said sincerely This is a great day the meet ing of 2 great nations We hope this will be the basis for peace in this world to come Where is Larionov today anc what does he think Does he believe as the officia soviet army newspaper Taegliche Rundschau in Berlin wrote las month General Eisenhower is openly seeking to become the comman derinchief of the Atlantic aggression system He has pu himself in the front rank of war adventurers If anyone had said this in 1945 he would have been put down a a nazi and tossed in jail by anj one of the Big Four From GI to general it was To varisch and Comrade The Associated Press asked so viet authorities if it could sen a reporter to Torgau to write thi anniversary article There was just no answer Create Anxiety Doubt in Democracies Is Believed Russian Plan to Defeat Us BY DEWITT MACKENZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst This column Monday drew attention to the fact that Russias current offensive of tough incidents is a psy chological war of nerves The red drive is aimed not only at governments but at the general public of the democracies Its purpose is to create anxiety and doubts among the people certainly is wearying and in sense worrying It raises the Claims Red Gains Here a Delusion President Fails to Impress GOP Senators However By JACK BELL Washington Tru mans assertion that communists at home arent a great threat to this country offered general re assurance but republican critics didnt seem to be impressed In a speech to present and for mer government lawyers broad cast to the nation Mr Truman said Monday night There is no area of American life in which the communist party js making in the deluded minds of some people Senators Wherry of Nebraska the GOP leader Brewster Ferguson RMich and Mundt RS went ahead with their demands for a broadened investigation of state department workers and former employes whereas Air Truman stated not a single person who had been ad judged to be a communist or otherwise disloyal remains on the government payroll today Senator Me Car thy RWis commented that his apparent in difference to the greatest threat ever faced by this nation is impos sible to understand McCarthy has been charging that the state department is a haven for com munists The president told the Federal Bar association in his speech We know the greatest threat to us does not come from commu nists in this country where they are a noisy but small and univer sally despised group The greatest threat comes from communism abroad where the center of its 2Week Truce for Rails Phones Are Threatened military lies and economic strength raises thought of a possible shooting that isnt a cheerful subject despite the fact that there is no doubt whatever in loyal American minds about the out come War Unwanted We arent afraid of Russias nobody wants an other world warWe want to get head with our jobs and with ducating our children and build ng for the future The worst aspect of this war f nerves is that it might develop a spirit of lets make it a shoot ng war and get it over with hat is something which we must uard against because as things low stand a shooting war isnt nevitable Russia isnt likely to invite war deliberately so long as the democ hold the balance of power do now Should the So viet Union acquire the balance of River Moves More Families Near Blencoe Sioux City surging Missouri river whipped by northwestern gale continued The real danger is that com munism might overrun other free nations and thus strengthen itself for an ultimate attack on us Opposition to Carroll Mason City a Picket Point in Phone TieUp DCS Moines members of the striking CIO Telephone Installation Workers Union plan to picket Northwestern Bell Tele Co exchanges in 11 Iowa cities Wednesday a union leader said Tuesday Barring a last minute settle ment of strike issues picket lines will be thrown up at Des Moines Burlington Cedar Rapids Daven port Dubuque Iowa Falls Iowa City Marshalltown Mason City Sioux City and Waterloo Jack Weiland Des Moines steward said There are 121 members of di vision G of the CIO Communica tions Workers of America Union in Iowa Wieland said the 11 cities se lected for picketing are key cities and ones in which our men are situated Wieland said he had received no orders concerning the jamming of the long distance telephone switchboards in Des Moines However we intend to coop erate with the national union in all ways Wieland said If it orders the jamming we will see if we can get the cooperation of other CIO union members in making it effective Says Jam Order Is Irresponsible Des Moines general manager of the Northwestern Bell AP Wirephoto Lux 22 is in the county jail at Adel accused of running down his parents with a truck at the farm home near Adel He is charged with assault with intent to commit murder Sheriff Evan A Burger said Luxs only explanation was that he got mad His parents were not badly hurt Telephone company for Iowa said Wednesday that an appeal for long distance service jamming made by national officers of the CWA CIO telephone workers union is an example of irresponsibility of tho unions leadership C L Sampson vice president and general manager for Iowa of the firm criticized the jamming appeal shortly after the Iowa Washington Gil members of the striking installa tion workers union announced to jower in days to may be different come things Our course therefore is to re use to let the war of nerves get under our skins We can proceed with the full confidence that should worse come to worst America is fully capable of cop mg with any danger which can arise Be Prepared Now of course this doesnt mean that we shouldnt be pre pared up to the hilt for war We must always keep in mind that balance of power which the democracies have to maintain for security We also must recognize that the way to handle aggression is to knock it in the teeth BOCK ISLAND DISRUPTED Davenport on th Rock Island lines between th Quad cities and Chicago was dis rupted for an extended perio Tuesday due to a bridge wash out between Utica and Ottawa 111 nearly 100 miles east of here TEMPERATURES UP AGAIN Moscow A spring heat wave hit Russias capital Tuesday With the mercury at 85 degrees the weather bureau said it was the warmest April 25th in 70 years McCarthy Charges Hes Barred From Hearing Washington UR Senator Joseph R McCarthy angrily charged that senate in vestigators Tuesday excluded him from a closed session at which his own witness gave secret evi dence on charges that Owen Latti more is a communist spy McCarthys witness is Louis F Budenz former communist editor McCarthy who has made the charges against Lattimore saida senate foreign relations subcom mittee also excluded Lattimore Both McCarthy and Lattimore orginally had been invited to the closed session After stalking out of the hear ing room McCarthy promised a statement in 30 minutes But at the appointed time McCarthy told reporters it is taking some time because I cannot think of the proper swear words Clarksville Favors Addition to School of the Clarks ville school district at a special election Monday favored an 000 bond issue for the construc tion of a gymnasiumauditorium and additional classrooms The vote was 401 in favor 117 op posed There were 526 ballots cast rise in this area Tuesday and re sulted in more evacuation of fami lies the inundation of additional farm land the continued smashing of dikes and levies and the cutting off of traffic Thirty additional families were forced to leave their homes during the night at Pickle City near Blencoe Iowa The rampaging river swollen by spring thaws and raging tributaries rolled over 800 additional acres in the Blen coe vicinity crept into the south end of the town and over highway 75 onequarter mile south of Blencoe thereby cutting off tfaffic Wayne Nebr national guards men were ordered out to bolster the force of weary volunteer workers in South Sioux City A small break developed in a dike I west of South Sioux City a levy which untiring bands of workers lave sought to strengthen against the rivers battering for several days The river expected to crest Tuesday morning here at 125 feet surged over River road near the Tohn Deere Implement Co ware house The road a main artery of travel on the business district was under 2 feet of water early Tues day and a 3block stretch of the road was closed Dikes Break West of Sioux City Sioux City high waters of the Missouri river whip ped up by winds of up to 50 miles an hour burst through 4 dikes west of South Sioux City Tues lette DIowa carried before a senate committee Tuesday his opposition to appointment of Carroll O Switzer as U S dis trict judge for southern Iowa Gillette called it a case of po litical trafficking in judgeships He told a judiciary subcommit tee he also opposes the appoint ment because he considers Swit zer lacks qualifications poise and temperament for a position on the federal bench The senator said President Truman gave Switzer a tempor ary recess appointment last Oc tober only a few days after in dicating to Gillette that his objec tions to the nomination would be worked out and after Switzer had agreed to withdrawal of his appointment Gillette said he was deeply concerned over the attitude that was evinced to make this judge ship a matter of traffic and trade as a partisan matter plans to picket exchanges in 11 Iowa cities Wednesday Sampson said the request for jamming is an attempt to deny an essential service to the tele phone using public He asserted that Northwestern Bell employes who compose Division No 45 of CWACIO are a credit to their communities and any appeal to jam telephone service must be an affront to their personal integ rity Garner Man Named for Rotary Governor Fort Dodge annual 2 day conference of the district 191 Rotary International closed Mon day with the nomination of Nick Brear of Garner as governor day and gushed over an estimated 3000 acres of lowlands A number of families were evacuated but officials were con fident residents and dike work ers all were accounted for The break occurred as the river neared its crest here It had reach ed a stage of 183 feet early Tues day morning and a crest of 185 was clue FRESH SNOW FOLLOWS NORTHERN FLOODS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS North Dakota and Minnesota fighting the worst floods in some 50 years were blanketed by fresh falls of snow up to 15 inches in some areas The snow whipped across the floodravaged areas of the 2 states adding new hardships to the thou sands of homeless The Red Cross had reported flood conditions are becoming steadily worse It said 6408 families were homeless in the flood of the Red river which flows between the 2 states The current rampage of the Missouri river and its tributaries has caused about in flood damage in North Dakota army engineers estimated Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Little temperature change Cloudy and cold Tues day night with low 28 Partly cloudy Wednesday with high 40 Iowa Melting snow flurries near Minnesota border Partly cloudy and cooler east portion Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy and cool High Wednesday 40 to 45 FiveDay Weatiicr Iowa Temperatures will average 4 to 8 degrees below normal Normal high 61 to 63 Normal low 38 to 42 Cool Wednesday Warmer Thursday Cooler again Friday Warming Sunday Pre cipitation will average J inch occurring as showers Thursday night or Friday and again Sun day Minnesota Partly cloudy and con tinued cold with diminishing snow flurries and winds Tues day nighfe Wednesday partly cloudy warmer in afternoon Low Tuesday night 2228 north west to 2530 southeast High Wednesday around 40 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 43 Minimum 34 At 8 a m 34 Precipitation 61 Snow trace Cop Slain in Battle With 4 in Chicago By ROBERT T LOUGHRAN Chicago veteran patrol man the father of 5 children was killed early Tuesday in a gunbattle with 4 drugcrazed bandits but the single shot he fired fatally wounded 1 of his murderers Patrolman William B Murphy 52 who had been with the force for 29 years engaged the holdup men singlehandedly while off duty The bandits shot him 6 times in what Murphys brother officers said was one of the most brutal killings in Chicagos history Murphy interrupted the bandits all Negroes as they held up a combination liquor store and tav ern across the street from his home on the south side The officer fired only 1 shot be fore the gunmen felled him with 3 slugs in his body Then the gunmen beat kicked and jumped on his prostrate body Before fleeing the tavern they also pumped 3 more bullets into him Doctors said Murphys arm was broken in 4 places his nose was broken his chin kicked wide open and that he had been kicked in the head Hours afterwards a Negro who identified himself as Emil Wash ington 27 stumbled into Provi dence hospital and asked doctors to treat him for a gunshot wound Lux Held for Bond for Assault Adcl 22yearold farm er who is accused of using a pick up truck to conduct a motorized assault on his parents has pleaded innocent and is being held in jail in lieu of bond Harry Lux of near Waukee who is charged with assault with in tent to commit murder waived to the September grand jury after entering the plea of innocent at his arraignment Monday after noon The young farmers only ex planation for taking after his par ents with a truck was that he got mad I guess I just got wasnt getting along with my folks Lux was quoted as saying after he was placed in jail Sheriff Evan A Burger who arrested Lux Monday after a search which started last Satur day said Lux had admitted run ning down his parents and at tempting to set fire to his parents home near Waukee Lux had been milking Saturday Burger said when he got into his truck and ran over his mother who was in the yard He then drove the truck into the porch where his invalid father was sit ting The elder Lux rolled off the porch in his wheel chair Neither of his parents Mr and Mrs Walter Lux was badly hurt YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 60 42 Navy to Build NewType Sub Washington The navy Tuesday disclosed plans to build radically new type one to be atomic to convert a cruiser into a guided missile combat vessel These construction plans were made known in a request to con gress for authority to build 112 vessels of varying types Adm Forrest Sherman chief of naval operations told the house armed services committee the rec ommendations were put before Secretary of Defense Johnson on Feb 13 Sherman said the proposed pro gram would cost Rutledge Files Appeal Papers DCS Moines one of the abstract of the testimony has been filed with the Iowa su preme court in the appeal of Dr Robert C Rutledge from a murder conviction Rutledge St Louis physician is serving a 70year sentence for 2nd degree murder He was con victed of killing Byron C Hattman St Louis electrical engineer in a Cedar Rapids hotel room Filing the testimony for the ap peal Monday were Attorneys Mil lei Davis Hise and Howland of DCS Moines W J Barngrover and R S Milner of Cedar Rapids and Leo F Laughren of St Louis The abstract was filed for the September term of court Volume II may be filed by May 1 under an agreement with Attorney Gen eral Robert L Larson The agreement is subject to the approval of Chief Justice William L Bliss If approved attorneys for Rutledge will have until Aug 1 to file their brief Larson will have until Nov 1 to file the states re ply with the case to be submitted in November Oral arguments then would be heard in November Rutledge is now in the process of posting bond for release from Fort Madison penitentiary where he is serving his sentence Psychology Prof Murders 2 of Peru Faculty Peru Neb B K Ba ker psychology professor atPeru State Teachers college Tuesday killed Dr William Nicholas pres ident of the college and Dr Paul A Maxwell another instructor and then killed himself Nemaha County Attorney Fred C Jiechel said Bakers body was found at his home when officers arrived He said there is no doubt that he did away with these 2 men and then killed himself Kiechel said a note was found beside Dr Bakers body which said in part Willie Dr Nicholas tried to fire the wrong person The note gave details for dis posing of his body Dr Baker had been on the faculty since 1926 R A Quelle dean of the col lege said Dr Baker was 54 Dr Nicholas 51 and Dr Maxwell 56 He said Dr Nicholas and Dr Maxwell were each killed by 3 bullets which struck them in the head and chest Dr Nicholass office was on the second floor of the administration building and Dr Maxwells on first Kiechel said first investigation showed that Baker had walked into Doctor Nicholas office and shot him as he sat at his desk Then he went downstairs to the office of Doctor Maxwell head of the education department and killed him The county attorney said Doc tor Maxwells secretary Mrs Mary Smith was present He quoted her as saying Baker never said a word as he entered the of fice but stepped up and shot Doc tor Maxwell and left The county attorney said Baker had been dismissed but he had not learned further details of the circumstances and did not know to what other person he was re ferring in addition to himself DISORDERLY HOUSE Davenport Robert Baker was fined and costs Monday on a charge of keeping a disorder ly house Nine others were ar rested in a raid on a card game and charged with being inmates of a disorderly house Six paid fines of and costs and 3 for feited bonds Identified DP Is Killed at Glenwood Glemvood Mrs Stacia Ciechonski 60 Police displaced person was killed in a headon collision east of here Monday night Mrs Ciechonski was identified Tuesday by a man who worked in an Omaha restaurant with her grandson Mills county Sheriff Robert Moore said Mrs Ciechonski was a passenger in a cardriven by Mrs Helen Foster wife of an Omaha doctor Moore said a man who worked in the Omaha restaurant with Mrs Ciechonskis grandson arranged for Ihc womans ride Police lo cated the man at the restaurant and he made the identification Union Chief Says a Delay Is Possible Cyrus Ching Attempts to Break Parley Deadlock New York CIO Com munications Workers of America official said Tuesday there is a possibility that the union would delay its nationwide strike set for 6 a m lal time Wednesday The official who holds an important place in union councils would not permit him self to be identified in revealing the postponement possibility ChingEnters His statement came shortly after Conciliation Director Cyrus S Ching said in Washington he was sending one of his top aides here in a move to try to break the deadlock in telephone strike nego tiations The representative General Counsel Peter Seitz was due in New York by plane early Tuesday afternoon The union official said a post ponement could be ordered by the CWA executive board acting on its own decision or at the request of a government source The CWA seeks a package 37 cent hourly wage increase for its 204000 members employed by the vast Bell Telephone system The union officials said the CWA executive board could re quest its divisions and locals to continue bargaining until further notice or to specify a strike post ponement of ten 15 or 20 days He repeated that there is a pos sibility that a delay would be ordered Ordered to Jam Phones Nearly 10000 CWA Equipment Workers members of division 6 already were on strike against the Western Electric Co manufac turing arm of the Bell system They were under union orders to jam long distance lines Following a negotiation session between representatives of the 2 a top federal mediator Clyde M Mills said we are no more op timistic than we were But he added well stay in session with the parties as long as a formula or hope of settlement is possible Try to Solve Rail Dispute Thursday Washington sponsored efforts to settle a rail labor dispute before the end of a new 2week strike truce will be gin in Chicago Thursday Chairman Francis A ONeill of the national mediation board said Tuesday representatives of the union and the several key rail roads involved have agreed to the peace talks They will be held at the Palmer House in Chicago be ginning Thursday morning ONeills lastminute intervention Monday night averted a serious strike that had been scheduled to start Wednesday The dispute in volves a union demand for an ex tra fireman on big diesel locomo tives Pennsy Announces Renewed Service Philadelphia The Pensyl vania railroad announced it has cancelled its order to halt all its passenger and freight service west and north of Harrisburg Pa in view of the 2 veeks postponement of the threatened firemens broth erhood strike I A spokesman for A m e r i c a s largest railroad said Now that the threatened strike has been called off the Pennsylvania rail road announces that it is continu ing normal operations of its pas senger freight and other services SAME Black means traffic death la past 24 Hours Cab Line Offices at Charles City Damaged by Fire Charles gutted 2 of fices of the Yellow Cab company just across the street from the fire station shortly after midnight There was also some smoke dam age to a large brick building owned by E J Allen containing furniture stored by a local store The Yellow Cab office is open all night but attendants could at tribute no cause for the fire They said they heard an explosion be fore the flames were discovered The cab company was still op crating from the same location Tuesday   

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