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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 4, 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 Lease Wires Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 4 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One No 177 FLOOD MENACES DOWNTOWN walls of sandbags of the flooding Red river from spilling down Lombard street in the heart of the Win nipeg business district Wednesday High water has driven more than 100 families from suburban homes and the flood crest is reported still 30 miles upstream Hose lines foreground pour back into the stream water which seeped into basements under ground and is being pumped out Bores Sfcrfe Ring Is There a Grime Syndicate Now Senators Special Group Will Try to Answer That One BY JAMES MARLOW Washington were going to have a nation wide investigation of crime by aspecial committee of sen ators y j Senator Estes Kefauver Tennessee proposed this last January The senate didnt get around to approving the idfeauntil Wednesday This committee with the of a hired staff of investigators will dig intothe doings in various cities around the confuse this with the hearings held here for several weeks by another senate commit tee trying to figure out a way of choking off race horse informa tion pumped to gamblers around the country by wire and phone This committee has called in a number of who might have something to say on this in cluding some gambling big shots But these hearings have not really been a crime investigation They were not intended to be Main Issues The big question facing the senate investigators as they start out is this 1 Is there a supergang of mobsters running a nationwide crime syndicate 2 Or is crime although it criss crosses the nation more of a local enterprise engaged in tby local mobsters trying to make a fast buck The attorney general1 J How ard McGrath says that if there is a nationwide crime syndicate his justice department doesnt know about it But some state and city officials asking government help to mop up say there is such a syndicate pulling the crime strings everywhere Neverthelessgambling is nation wide although everywhere ex cept in Nevada there are laws against gambling All states have laws against other forms of crime such as prostitution extortion swindling and narcotics But its gambling which has the spotlight now f Police Must CoOperate Itshard to believea gambler can operate in one place very long without the knowledge and con nivance of local police or city of ficials If hes allowed to continue its because he pays off or has done or is doing political favors and gets protection that way You can see why this is so unless hes being paid off or has received orders from higher up even the cop1 on the beat couldn1 afford to let a gambling joint do business under his hose It he did sooner or later he could be accused of stupidity failure to do his duty or taking graft So hed bea sap to let a law violator work near him unless he was getting money or orders from above And so on up the line Which means that wherever theres any extensive gambling theres cor ruption And corruption since money hungetf is the root of it undermines government and lead to worse crimes like murder Berkley iwas expected to name the democrats an J republicans Senator Kefauve DTenn is slated to direct th crime hunt Kefauver said he hopes to ge itafJ organized quickly to star L ndercover factfinding before ny open hearings are held This investigation will be ert irely separate from the com nerce subcommittees present tudy of proposed legislation to an the movement of gambling nformation across state lines locker Price Tag founts Thursday Muscatine UR The pricetag on Muscatines tireless rocker opped the mark Thursday with the chair owners waiting for a better offer r McCarthy Tells of Atomic Theft by Reds in45 Washington ff Senator Mc Carthy said Thursday senate in vestigators have a witness who can testify that persons connected with Amerasia Magazine were collecting and t r a n s m i tting atomic secrets to Russia in 1945 McCarthy Wisconsin republican told a news conference that state department employes were part of the espionage ring He said Abomb data was handed to the Soviet Union as early as 6 months before the first atomic bomb was dropped on Japan Bielaski Named McCarthy named the witness he said could give this testimony as Frank Bielaski once an agent for the wartime office of strategic services At the time McCarthy held his news conference Bielaski was being questioned behind closed doors by the senate foreign rela tions subcommittee It is investi gating McCarthys charges of com Mr and Mrs Floyd Holladay said a prospective buyer who wanted his name to remain secret made an offer of hundreds of dollars but they decided to wait or more bidders Meanwhile the rocker that rocks mtouched by human hands con inued its uncanny performance VTrs Holladay said she was con sidering charging admission to see he chair instead of holding open house for the curious Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy Thursday night and through Friday Con tinued warm Occasional show ers or thunderstorms likely Low Thursday night 60 High Friday 75 Iowa Mostly cloudy with little change in temperature Thursday night and Friday Near 58 south east High Friday 58 northwest 72 southwest Northeast erly winds 20 to 30 northwest southerly winds 25 to 35 south east through Friday Further outlook Showery period con tinuing into Saturday Cooler in the south and east Saturday Clearing Sunday Temperatures Saturday will range from morn ing lows of 48 to 58 to after noon highs of 55 to 65 Minnesota Rain Thursday night and Friday Some snow mixed with rain in extreme north with thundershowers likely in southeast portion Not much in temperature low Thursday night 35 north and west 4045 southeast High Fri day 3845 north 4550 south west ranging up to 65 extreme southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation munist infiltration of the state de partment McCarthy had protested the groups decision to hear Bielaski at a closed meeting rather than in a public session Took Part in Raid Bielaski participated in the June 1945 raids on the offices of Amer asia Magazine which no longer is published persons were ar rested on charges of conspiring to get illegal possession of govern ment documents A grand jury indicted only 3 of the 6 The government dropped charges against 1 of the 3 who were indicted Truman Not Alarmed at Cold War Expects Lower Defense Spending by Next Year Washington Tru man said Thursday he is not alarmed over the cold war situa tion and that he expects a lower defense budget next year Mr Truman said the situation is much better now than it was in 1946 that he is optimistic over hopes for peace In speaking about a lower de fense budget next year Mr Tru man had in mind the government fiscal year beginning July 1 1951 The present year as he used the phrase is the 12 months beginning next July 1 Mr Trumans news conference remarks were touched off by questions about a speech Senator Tydings DMd made to the Rotary club here Wednesday Tydings chairman of the senate armed services committee said he feared a war might start acci dentally at any time Tydings Alarmed A reporter told Mr Truman that Tydings said this country is close to a shooting war with Russia The president said he thought Tydings was unduly alarmed if he said that Mr Truman withheld comment on an assertion by Dr Edwin G Nourse that the United States is spending too much on armaments The president said that he had presented a good budget and a tight budget In the same optimistic note he said there was nothing in the in ternational outlook to scare us into putting more money into de fense than strategic planning al lowed Also on the spending theme he observed that the cost of contin uing the Marshall plan aid to Europe is much cheaper than a shooting war This was his reaction to congres sional charges that the United States cannot continue the Mar shall plan without an everincreas ing deficit Not Enough Taxes Mr Truman said the reason for the deficit is that congress hasnt given the government enough revenue in taxes for its proper operation In fighting the cold war this country has to use every means at its command he went on The president recalled that Trygve Lie secretarygeneral of the United Nations had talked to him recently on the hopes of the world for peace Asked if he gave Lie a message for Generalissimo Stalin to de liver on his forthcoming visit to Moscow the president said his meeting with Lie involved just a plain every day discussion Mr Truman also said that he disagrees with former President Hoover on Hoovers proposal to re organize the United Nations with out Russia But he said he feels Hoover is right in suggesting that moral forces be strengthened for world peace On other subjects Mr Truman said Guy George Gabrielson re publican national cljairman is op timistic if he thinks he can form a coalition of Dixiecrats and re publicans in Virginia and Tennes see He said Gabrielson cant get those states Auto Strike Settled CIO aims Victory AP Wirephoto CHEER CHRYSLER STRIKE UAWCIO auto workers cheer news dispensed by a local 7 sound truck in Detroit that the 99day Chrysler Corp lay off was settled YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 64 55 60 01 fl2 66 Charge Misuse of State Money Des Moines Moor head state democratic publicity director said Thursday state funds were being used to advance the candidacy of Gov William S Beardsley for reelection Moorhead referred to 25000 por traits of the governor distributed to schools by the state department of public instruction Beardsley should recall similar practices preceded the defeat of Gov Robert Blue 2 years ago Moorhead said He pointed out democratic state headquarters had questioned at that time Blues use of his name on a state tax com mission booklet letters to all drivers license holders and a conservation commission station ery IOWAN BUYS PACKING FIRM Orrville Ohio 50 yearold Bechtol Packing Co here has been sold to Willard F Ebert of Fort Dodge Iowa and Walter Druckenmiller of San dusky Ohio The firm operated for the past 20 years by Paul Bechtol son of the founder has been doing a annual business TAYLOR UNINVITED Washington UR President Truman said Thursday that he has not invited Senator Glen Tay lor D Idaho the former Wallace progressive to accompany him on a forthcoming tour of Idaho SUI Students Fined in Arson Attempt Iowa City Univer sity of Iowa students have been fined each on a charge of attempting to set fire to a frater nity house The 3 students pleaded guilty Wednesday in police court to a charge of wilfully injuring and de facing a building The 3 were Don J Pyles St Joseph Mo Charles H Beider Becke Davenport and James P Callahan Sioux Falls S D All are members of Beta Theta Pi fraternity They admitted pouring a can of gasoline over the front steps and front of the Delta Tau Delta house early Tuesday and trying to start a fire Deputy State Fire Marshal E J Stebbins told the youths they were lucky to get off so easily since an arson conviction carries a mandatory 20year prison sen tence without parole Dean of Students Walter R Goetsch said the matter would be referred to the interfraternity council for any future action Pledges Marooned Fraternity Banned Youngstown Ohio Eight upperclassmen were under sus pension from Youngslown college classes Thursday because of an initiation hazing in which frater nity pledges were marooned over night on a Lake Erie breakwater Dr Howard W Jones college president also announced that the charter of Phi Gamma the fra ternity involved had been sus pended indefinitely Southern AntiTruman Movement Gains Steam With Senator Peppers Defeat UAW and Chrysler End Costly Layoff Lost Wages Sales Just Short of Record Motor Fuss By GLENN ENGLE Detroit The 99day Chrys ler strike 2nd longest and cost liest in the history of the automo tive industry was settled Thurs day The strike cost an estimated 383720880 in lost wages and sales Only the General Motors strike of 194546 lasted longer or cost more It cost and lasted 113 days Chrysler and the CIO United Auto Workers announced agree ment on new contracts at a m The 89000 strikers in 25 Chrys ler plants across the country will return to work Fifty thousand idled in supplier plants will streak back behind them The company hopes to reach capacity production within 2 weeks Union Claims Pension The union claims it got the 10centsanhour package in pensions and hospital and medi cal benefits for which it called the strike Jan 25 Settlement carried a monthly pension including fed eral social security benefits for workers 65 with 25 years service Hospital and medical benefits also were hiked The new contract which would run for 3 years must have the formal approval of local unions By LYLE C WILSON Untied Press Staff Correspondent Washington UR This weeks primary elections hiked the horse power of the southlands antiTru man movement Rep George Smathers licked Senator Claude Pepper for Flori das democratic senatorial nomin ation He made an allout attack on major administration domestic policies which Pepper supported 100 per cent Peppers defeat hit the white house hard But Chairman Wil liam M Boyle Jr of the demo cratic national committee ignored the primary rebuke His telegram of congratulations to Smathers promised full committee support CIO Realistic But Director Jack Kroll of the CIO political action committee which fought for Pepper is a po litical realist who deals in hard facts and tough language Here is what he said Wednesday night The Tuesday primaries are a grim warning to the American people We face an assault upon the whole pattern of our unemployment compensation old age income public housing health and education Unable to meet the issues the reactionaries of 1950 have sought to dodge them under a smoke screen of wild and irresponsible talk These tactics are paid with Dupont money manned by the Ku Klux Klan the Black Legion and the hired propagandists of the profit swollen monopolies Kroll was referring to Smathers who had just won Boyles benedic tion as a welcomeaboard demo crat and to political developments in Alabama May Take Runoff TheAlabama contest between socalled democratic loyalists and bolting states righters was so close that it may not be settled until the runoff primary on May 30 The latest returns showed the loyalists clinging to a shaky lead Both groups bitterly oppose many of President Trumans do mestic policies notably his civil rights program While the states righters would bolt the national party the loyalists want to work from within to defeat objection able administration programs Vote to Extend Drtaft Inductions Would Be Delayed Washington The house armed services committee voted 31 to 0 Thursday to extend the mili tary draft another 2 years Con gress would decide however when there would be any actua inductions Quadruplets Born Couple Expected 3 Sleepy Eye Minn ruplets born to a Minnesota farm first 20 minutes after she reached a hospital here Wed doing nicely in incubators Thursday Dr Elmer E Keithahn said the 3 girls and a boy were delivered in hours to Mr and Mrs Ar thur Seifert living 7 miles from Sleepy Eye The couple had ex pected triplets The babies ranged from 2 pounds 4 ounces to pounds The smallest while feebler than the others appears healthy the doc tor reported Two girls were born 1st then the boy and the 3rd girl Dr Keithahn 37 and in prac tice here 6 years said it was the first time he had delivered more than twins Quadruplets come only once in a halfmillion births he added Mrs Seifert is the mother of 6 other children Including a pair of twins She was reported in fair condition Family Gets Girl for 1st Time in 722 Years Boynton Okla girl has been born into the Kirbey family its the first time in 122 years The Kirbey storks had been totin male heirs But Mrs F V Kirbey changed that recently when she gave birth to Frances Elizabeth at St Johns hospital in Tulsa Ike Kirbey former publisher of the Boynton Index and grand father of the baby announced the event with loud acclaim here Child mother father and doing well MORE DPS TO IOWA Des Moines of State Melvin Synhorst Thursday said he was informed the army transport General Blatchford would arrive in New York Thurs day with 1222 displaced persons aboard Some 28 of the DPs are to be relocated in Iowa a brother and sister both older SAME Black meiini truffle teatk In put i ilouri Mason City Area Picked for Radar Washington air force said Thursday it plans 4 secret in stallations in Wisconsin Minne sota and Iowa The disclosure came amid reports that a radar defense network is being set up in that area While refusing to confirm those reports the air force said that secret installations will be built in the Mason CityWayerly Iowa area East Farmington and Elkhorn Wis and at an unspeci fied point in Minnesota northeast of Duluth In regard to the Iowa installa tion Waverly had been listed in previous stories as the site The air force explained it uses Mason City as the point but that there will be only one installation in the area Mason City is about 60 miles northwest of Waverly The East Farmington installa tion is expected to cost about 000000 officers said The exact cost of the others is not available they added Senator Gurney RS Dak and Rep Gross RIowa previously had told reporters about plans for the projects Near Wayerly Gross Says Gurney said the 3 installations in Wisconsin and Minnesota would be built with funds now on hand Gross said the Iowa project which he placed near Waverly would be put up with money from next years air force appropriation Gross said the Iowa installation would employ about 200 and cost about Both said they could supply no further information because the air force had only authorized them to say the projects are to be built and that they are classified or secret At Waverly negotiations1 for a lease of 80 acres of farm land were under way as early as last sum mer Waverly sources reported Thursday that there have been no announced developments since thaf time and that no steps have been taken thus far toward actual construction of an installation Leased Last Summer Last July Reinhart Steege of Waverly said he and others who inherited the Fred Steege farm 6 miles south of Waverly had agreed to lease the tract to the air force The Steege farm lies on high ground and Steege said he under stood the installation would in clude tall towers At the time an air force spokes man in Washington confirmed the negotiations for the Steege farm but declined to discuss the pur pose of the installation on the grounds it was restricted informa tion UNION CHRYSLER IN ANGRY EXCHANGE Detroit Each worker lost an average of in pay dur ing the Chrysler strike United Auto Workers sources said Thursday In return he gained benefits amounting to about 10 cents an hour If the average union member works a 40hour week for 50 weeks a year he would thus gain about a year Without figuring in overtime outside jobs he held during the strike or other factors it would take him 5 years to make up the lost The strike was settled in mixed feelings of elation and bitterness The 89000 workers were happy but union leaders and of ficials of the company exchanged angry words after signing the strike ending agreement Each side blamed the other for prolonging the 14week strike So Litter were union negotia tors that they refused to pose for pictures with Chrysler offi cials after they reached agree ment on terms of a new 3 year contract before the UAW will send the strikers back That was believed to be a formality however Voting by the local unions is scheduled for Saturday Although the first of the strik ing workers will be back on their jobs by Monday is doubted that full production in the various Chrysler DeSoto Dodge and Plymouth assembly plants will be resumed before the middle of next week Sees Victory UAW President Walter Reuther viewed the settlement as a vic tory over the blind selfishness of the Chrysler corporation He added The Chrysler strike was more than a fight for pension hospital medical and insurance benefits and an improved contract The Chrys ler strike was a part of a great human crusade to build a better tomorrow and a better world a world in which we and our chil dren can have a little more of the good things in life a little more security and a little more happi ness Herman L Weckler Chrysler vice president and general man ager Issued a statement stating The new contract is a good con tract It provides pension and in surance benefits that should be helpful to our employes in the emergencies of life that people are not always financially prepared to meet And with the cooperation of our employes and the uriion the contract should also make for smoother operations in our plants As regards pension and other benefits that the individual em ploye gets under the new contract he could have got substantially these at the conference table with out losing a single days pay   

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