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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 11, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 11 1950 SLAYER BERATES 21 shouts at photographers as he is pictured on way to the county jail in Columbus Ohio after being sentenced to life imprisonment in Ohio penitentiary Wednesday night Heer was sentenced on a 2nd degree murder charge for the slaying of Jack T McKeown former Ohio State university student Bailiff S C Staley right restrains lifer Student Gets Life Sentence in Ohio Crime Columbus Ohio com mon pleas judge held up a former Ohio State university freshman as an example to all students Wednesday in sentencing him to life in prison for a fraternity slay ing A jury convicted 21 year old James D Heer of Euclid Ohio of 2nddegree murder in thehome coming shooting of Jack T Mc Keown of Norwood Ohio in front of the fraternity house in which both lived Judge John R King obviously disturbed emotionally talked to the great student body and to Heer before pronpuncing sentence There is a challenge to each and every one said Judge King Rules and regulations are for the benefit health and protection of the student body Education after all points the way to to live Judge King referred to drink Ing which preceded the fatal shooting on the eve of the schools homecoming football game last Nov 12 Liquor Involved Trial testimony showed Heer and other students had been drinking at a Delta Tau Delta fraternity house party before McKeown tried to persuade him to give up a 45 caliber automatic pistol Liquor is not allowed by Ohio State rules Judge King asked Heer if he had anything to say before sen tence was pronounced The former marine replied I have only to say that in time perhaps this thing will be for gotten by most people but for me it never will be forgotten It was the first time Heer a former pledge of Delta Tau Delta had spoken in court since his trial began May 1 He did not testify during the trial McKeown 21 was an active member of the same fraternity and managing ed itor of the student newspaper The judge remembered Heers statement later There is no punishment which the law could mete out to you as great as your conscience will mete out he said Lonf Sentence I can not express my feelings You expressed volumes a little while ago referring to Heers It is the sentence of the court that you be confined to the Ohio penitentiary for and during your natural life And may God have mercy on you The slim fromer student cried at the verdict again during the judges lecture later shouted at news photographers After he has served 20 years in prison Heer will be eligible for a parole hearing Heers attorneys have 3 days in which to file a request for a new trial which they must do if they intend to appeal PEO ELECTS PRESIDENT Des Moines Iowa state chapter of PEO elected Mrs M M Dryden of Clarinda president at its annual convention here Wednesday Mrs A B Nes ler Dubuque was uriosen corres ponding secretary and Mrs B V Crawford Iowa City treasurer Baruch Argues Demo Spending Will Wreck Enslave People New YorkT Statesman Bernard Baruch said Thursday that the Truman administrations deficit spend ing ultimately will make the people slaves of the govern ment and wreck the country In a blistering speech on the fair deal program lie said too much government the greatest threat in exist ence to American freedom Wherever communism has risen to power the value of money was wrecked first to keep the people enslaved through perpetual infla tion he said Inflation Machine Nothing quite so bad has hap pened Baruch said If American fiscal policy becomes a perpetual inflation deficit financing would make the result must be to enslave us to the government Baruch addressed 1400 students and faculty members at the school of business and civic administra tion of the City College of New York from which he graduated 65 years ago The way to protect human rights is not to socialize them Baruch said The chief threat to human rights is no longer one of too little government freedoms greatest threat today is too much government that all limits to government action may be swept away Ever expanding government ac tivity must be brought under the restraints of the highest moral laws he added lest it wreck our society He defined this morality as good intentions with a strong backbone of selfdiscipline Throughout his speech Baruch dwelled on the false gospel of se curity through deficit financing Rather he said the 1st bulwark of security is individual savings and inflation is its worst enemy Look at the inflation that has wracked the country in recent years Baruch said with such injury to those with fixed incomes and teachers po licemen nurses civil servants pensioners the aged and others Cites the Soviet In soviet Russia the people saved their rubles the accumu lated sweat and hopes of a genera tion of work and deprivation Then ruthlessly the soviet gov ernment slashed the value of the ruble to onetenth Wherever they have come to power the communists have wrecked the value of money They have robbed savings of their value and keep the people enslaved through a system of perpetual in flation This Paper Consists of Two One HOME EDITION mm No 183 GOP Economy Group Claims Big Victory Washington led economy forces claimed a smashing victory Thursday in house approval of the 000000 omnibus appropriation bill GOP experts said they had realized their goal of chopping from the measure by the adoption of 2 amendments by Rep John Taber R N Y and Ben F Jensen R Iowa Economy Disputed But democrats disputed this claim They said the effect of the GOP amendments would not measure up to the estimates of their sponsors The house passed the measure the first singlepackage spending bill in history on a roll call vote of 362 to 21 late Wednesday It would provide for the operation of almost all gov ernment agencies in the fiscal year beginning July 1 Taber leader of the house economy bloc based his claim to have achieved a cut through house adoption at the last minute Wednesday of 2 amendments They were 1 An amendment sponsored by Taber himself to lap off the bill This called for a 10 per cent reduction in personnel by all federal agencies except the defense department which would undergo a 2 per cent cut and for heavy reductions in expenditures for travel telephone calls tele grams rents utilities and other similar items Would Leave Vacancies 2 An amendment devised by Taber and sponsored by Jensen providing that not more than 10 per cent of the personnel vacan cies occurring in the government during the next fiscal year could be filled from the outside Both Jensen and Taber estimated this saving at from to next year Congressional sources estimated that the 2 amendments might re sult in a decline of 200000 to 250000 employes on the federal payroll S May Arm Atlantic Allies With ABombs Washington S military officials are considering the idea that this country should arm its North Atlantic allies with atomic bombs Discussions are in the prelimi nary stage and the military author ities are still far from a recom mendation on which the president might base a proposal to congress The idea of placing atomic bombs within reach of Britain France and other allies is being explored thoroughly however and military arguments are develop ing both for and against it Advocates contend that some way must be found to arm western Europe faster and cheaper than is possible with conventional wea pons They argue that the job must be done in 2 years the earliest time by which it is estimated Russia may have a stockpile of atomic bombs adequate for a major blow in an atomic war The proposal for Abomb shar ing friends of the idea say calls for a revolutionary concept of western defense In bripf thie ror cept calls for replacing many ex pensive ground troops in Europe with bombing groups supplied with large arsenals of light weight atom bombs Advocates say such a plan could be put into effect mikkly nnd at far less cost than conventional de fenses on which they argue Russia would like to see the west spend its resources The nearness of atomic supplies also might deter the Russians from launching an aggressive action they contend Truman Asks for Low Cost Public Power Hits Private Opposition to Rural Electrification Lines By ERNEST B VACCARO Grand Coulee Dam dent Truman declared Thursday his determination to develop low cost public power on all the coun trys great rivers and fight against its use for private profit We have embarked all over the country on the task of fully developing our resources for ail the people he said And we shall have to con tinue to overcome the opposition of those who do not understand the greatness of our goal or who fear the impairment of their sel fish interests Honorable Exceptions We will meet opposition from the private power groups Many of are honorable ex ceptions of not want the energy of our rivers put to use as power and sold to the people at cost The president spoke out sharp ly against the opposition of pri vate power companies to rural electrification and other local pub lic agencies constructing trans mission lines for the delivery and sale of power purchased at dam sites at cost He said their oppo sition is wrong The president laid down his public power development pro gram in a prepared address for dedication ceremonies at the site of Grand Coulee dam where the last turbine has been cut in The president said the private power companies would deny the people the benefits of lowcost power they themselves have brought about through public in vestment We shall not be stopped by those who are timid or short sighted or selfish he went on We shall not be stopped by dis credited claims or bv tattered slo gans The president added I am sure we wili continue to overcome this opposition just as we already have done in building Grand as the people already have done in Nebraska in large parts of Washington and Oregon and in other sections of the country where they have de cided to distribute power through public bodies and cooperatives Warns of Diversion The benefits of public invest ment must be passed on to the people whose tax money is being used Those benefits must not be diverted for private profit We will continue to fight and that principle The president challenged the claims of those who attacked Grand Coulee as a colossal waste of public funds calling it a co lossal misstatcmcnt The president stopped here at virtually the halfway point in his crosscountry crusade for the fair deal He has been making what he calls a report to the peo ple at whistle stops all over the west and middle west RECOGNIZES RED CHINA Copenhagen Denmark Denmark has established diplo matic relations with red China and the 2 countries have named their respective ministers Rail Strike Threatens Sharp Cuts in Nations Industries 200000 Workers May Join Idle Firemen N Y SOUTHfftW ft AP Wirephoto WHERE WIDE AREAS OF THE U S ARE AFFECTED BY RAIL STRIKE Map outlines territories normally served by the Southern railway the Santa Fe the Penn sylvania line west of Harrisburg and the New York Central west of Buffalo areas principally affected by strike of locomotive firemen The strike also disrupted service on some other roads that lease tracks from the struck roads Secret Service Grabs Million Counterfeiters New York secret serv ice crackdown on a counterfeit ing syndicate resulted in 2 ad ditional arrests Thursday in Fuf falo N Y The seizures brought to 4 the number of men in custody on charges of violating federal counterfeiting statutes U S Attorney R o y M Colin in a telephone call from Buffalo to the federal building here said the latest ar rested were Alphonse Stablewski 41 of Buffalo and Henry Stevens 45 of Cheektawaga N Y Both were charged with conspiracy The secret service said 2 ar rests and a raid in Depew N Y in which a printing press and plates were seized broke up the syndicate U E Baughman chief of the secret service said in Washington it was probably the most impor tant crackdown against counter feiting in years Edward Pearson 55 Past Commander of V F W Dies Gas Explosion Kills 41 Belgian Miners Mons Belgium least 41 miners were killed Thursday by a coal gas explosion 1650 feet below the surface It was Bel giums worst mine accident since the war Episcopals Select Ft Dodge Kcokiik Dodge was selected as the site of the next an nual convention in May 1951 at the closing session Wednesday of the 98th annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Town Edward E Pearson 55 of 908 8th S E prominent in war vet erans organizations here for many years died at a local hospital Wednesday evening following a short illness He had been a res ident of Mason City 27 years Mr Pearson was a past com mander of the San Juan Marne post ofthe Veterans of Foreign Wars and at the time of his death he was serving as relief officer post trustee and chairman of the committee making plans for V F W 3rd district convention here May 21 He also was an officer in the Cooties V F W playground organization In Other Vet Groups Mr Pearsons activities also reached into other veterans or ganizations including the Amer ican Legion and the Disabled American Veterans He took part in the Memorial association pro gram and was named to head the 2nd division in the forthcoming Memorial day parade Membership was also held by him in the St James Lutheran church Harding lodge A F A M and the Royal Arch In World war I Mr Pearson served in the engineers for 18 months 14 of which were over seas Funeral Saturday Mr Pearson was born April 10 1895 at Forreston Minn He was married to Miss Ada Bowber April 6 1923 at Peoria 111 and they came to Mason City at that time He engaged in barbering and for the past 12 years was a partner in the Merchants Barber shop Surviving ire his wife Ada 4 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy through Friday Low Thursday night near 38 High Friday near 70 Iowa Generally fair Thursday night and Friday Not much change in temperature Low Thursday night 35 to 40 north east 45 to 50 southwest High Friday 60 to 65 northeast 70 to 75 southwest Further Outlook Generally fair Saturday Little change in temperature except cooler northeast Temperatures Saturday will range from morn ing lows of 42 to 50 to afternoon highs of 62 to 75 Minnesota Generally fair Thurs day night and Friday cooler northeast portion Low Thurs day night 3540 High Friday near 50 northeast to 70 south west IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 63 Minimum 35 At 8 a m 58 YEAR AGO Maximum fiS Minimum 41 AP Wlrcpholo IRON HORSES GOING TO locomotives line up in the Pennsylvania railroad yard in Pittsburgh to wait out a strike of engine crewmen that began Wednes day The Brotherhood oC Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen called the walkout against 4 major rail linos in a dispute over manning of diesel locomotives EDWARD E PEARSON brothers Lawrence Pearson Ma son City and William Arthur and Wade Pearson Sartell Minn and one sister Mrs Ed Peterson Be midji Minn He was preceded in death by his parents a sister and 2 brothers Funeral services will be held at St James Lutheran church at P M Saturday with the Rev E A Biedermann pastor of the church officiating Interment will be at Elmwood cemetery The Major funeral home in charge Freed Airmen Reported Aboard British Vessel Hone Kongr The captain of the steamer Hunan radioed But terfield and Swire British ship ping firm here that 2 American airmen held more than a year by Chinese communists were aboard his vessel His message was the first con firmation of a communist radio report that the pair Marine Master Sgt Elmer C Bender of Cincin nati and Navy Chief Electrician William C Smith of Long Beach Cal actually had been freed Bender and Smith were cap tured by Chinese communists on Oct 19 1948 when their plane landed in communist territory not far from Tsingtao The U S navy maintained a base at Tsingtao at the time ORDER AMERICANS HOME Praffuc United States instructed all but 15 of the Amer ican employes at its embassy Thursday to leave the country after Czechoslovakia warned it would not be responsible for their safety beyond Sunday SAME tltf no traffic death IB past 21 hoirt Mediators Stay in Chicago at Federal Urging Chicago strikeby rail road firemen against 4 major rail systems Thursday threatened sharp cuts in many segments of the na tions industries Prospects of an early settlement in the long dispute appeared dim The crippling walkout which started Wednesday directly in volved only 18000 firemen But thousands of other rail maybe as many as be idle if there is not a quick settlement Countless other thous ands are expected to be made idle by a long strike Some industries felt the impact of the firemens work stoppage immediately and started curtail ing operations Some coal mines were among the first to feel the effect of the strike called by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire men and Enginemen 5 Other Lines Cancel A 3rd of the countrys rail pas sengers and a 5th of the rail freight movement was disrupted The tieup caused cancellation of service on at least 5 other lines Bus and airlines reported a big increase in business The union claimed the strike was completely effective But there were reports of trains being operated on some of the struck lines The president of one struck carrier the Southern Railway System said we are running an increasing number of freight and passenger trains The union struck to enforce de mands for a 2nd fireman on multi ple unit diesel locomotives and on small switch diesels now operated by a singleengineer A fireman and one engineer now operate the big diesel locomotives Federal mediators remained in at the re quest of the white no further sessions with union or carrier officials were scheduled The union said it was ready to of fer major concessions in its de mands but the carriers reportedly were cool to reopening peace talks on the proposal The mediators endftd their at tempts at settlement Wednesday several hours after the strike had started reporting the disptue as deadlocked At that time pickets had been placed along the strike affected western sec tions of the Pennsylvania and New York Central systems and the en tire Santa Fe and Southern sys tems Chrysler Worried In Detroit the nations automo tive industry appeared facing se vere cuts in production Chrysler corporation which resumed oper ations this week seek after a long UAW strike termed the situation very serious An official said operations would have to be cut sharply early next week Ford and General Motors expressed similar concern The Fisher body division of General Motors and the Midland Steel Products company in Cleve land started cutting operations and laid off 5000 employes Coal began piling up at the mines in western Pennsylvania Some operators said curtailments would be necessary immediately The Pennsylvania serves about a quaiter of the mines Two coal mines near Vincenncs Iiid closed because of a shortage of cars Southern Crewmen Ambushed by Gunfire Knoxvillc Tenn White collar crewmen manning 2 southern railway freight trains here were ambushed by a barrage of gunfire Thursday and railroad officials charged striking firemen with acts of sabotage Manager D W Brosnan of the Southerns central said crewmen on 2 moving freights were fired on from bushes along the rightofway between Knox ville1 John Sevier yards and the Beverly station Pennsylvania to Furlough 85000 Philadelphia Pennsyl vania railroad announced Thurs day it is furloughing 85000 of its 125000 employes as a result of the strike of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engine men A PRR spokesman said the laying off process will begin Thursday night and will be com pleted by 8 a m Friday morning Included in the PRR figures are 3700 firemen who began their strike Wednesday morning The spokesman said that by Fri day morning all operations of the road west and north of Har risburg Pa will be closed Op erations east of Harrisburgwhere PRR lines are electrified proceeding normally he said   

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