Saturday, May 27, 1950

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 27, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME j CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Press and United Press Full Lease wires Freight Rate Hike Denied to Railroads Iowa Commerce Commission Bars increases in State Des Moines Iowa com merce commission denied Satur day a request by all railroads operating in this state for freight rate increases ranging from 6 to 17 per cent on shipments within Iowa The carriers sought to bring the intrastate charges up to the levels of those authorized in 3 steps in the last 3 years by the interstate commerce commission on ship ments between Iowa and other states The Iowa commission previously granted increases in 3 instances in intrastate rates but not in the same amounts as permitted by the interstate commission on inter state charges The brief order of the Iowa com mission said Upon consideration of the peti tion filed April 17 1950 by the raindads for reconsideration and modification of the commissions decisions and of replies and upon further consideration of the record and it appearing that petitioners have not set forth reasons suffi cient to warrant any change in the commissions findings and orders It is ordered that said petition be denied Follow West Pattern An Iowa commission representa tive said the rate increases it granted equalized the charges in this stats with these in states to the west The railroads based thenre quest on 5 arguments They said primarily there has been no ma terial betterment in their financial position since the Iowa commis sions last decision They said also they have been deprived of reve nues from Iowa to which they are lawfully entitled The Iowa industrial traffic lea gue representing shippers throughout the state said in its objection that the rate increases granted previously by the Iowa commission have afforded sub stantial increases on intrastate traffic It denied that the commis sionsorders have deprived the carriers of any revenue to which they are lawfully entitled Shippers Objected Objections also were filed indi vidually by 16 shippers at Fort Dodge Ottumwa Redfield Shef field Clear Lake Mason City Cedar Rapids Des Moines Denver and Kansas City In the first of the 3 increases in 1947 the interstate commission granted boosts in interstate rates of 20 per cent generally through out Iowa except 25 per cent at the eastern border The Iowa commis sion gave the roads a 20 per cent increase generally on intrastate rates with no exception as to area In the 2nd case in 1948 the interstate commission permitted a 25 per cent interstate increase generally except for a 30 per cent boost in the eastern border area The Iowa commission limited the intrastate increase to 20 per cent generally and throughout the state In the 3rd case in 1949 the in terstate commission granted a 9 per cent interstate increase gener ally with a 10 per cent boost for the eastern border area The Iowa commission held the increase in intrastate rates to 8 per cent gen erally and for all of the state North Iowa Census Fluctuates Since 1940 Count Mayors of North Iowa commu nities have announced the follow ing as unofficial census figures for Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 27 1950 1950 1950 1940 Garner1679 1549 Britt1901 1813 CorwUh 476 431 Meservey 302 282 Additional Figures on Page 2 Czech Consulate Ordered Closed Washington The United States Saturday ordered commu Link Bahamas Slaying With Oakes Murder New York New York Daily News said in a copyrighted story Saturday the FBI had un covered a major clue in the Ba hamas slaying of Betty Renner attractive Washington D C law yer New evidence linking her death with a prominent figure in the slaying of Sir Harry Oakes ec centric British millionaire is be ing investigated by the FBI and thestate department and a break in the case is near the News said Both slayings still officially unsolved were committed near Nassau in the British Bahamas The 37 year old Miss Renner former department of justice law yer who served on the war crimes commission in Tokyo was strang led and beaten to death while va cationing last April Oakes was killed in 1943 The noblemans soninlaw Count Alfred De Marigny was acquitted of slaying Oakes after a sensational trial during which De Marignys wife the former Nancy Oakes testified in his defense The OakesDe Marigny marriage was annulled recently nist Czechoslovakia to New York consulate close its At the same time the state de partment announced that the American consulate in Bratislava is being closed The U S said it is yielding to a demand by the Prague government to reduce to tal U S diplomatic staff in Czech oslovakia from 26 to 12 Americans by June 6 k traffic death IB 24 U S Limits Movement of Romania Staff Washington The United States today drew a line around the capital area and told commu nist Romanias diplomats they cant step across it without speci fic premission It was retaliation for the Soviet satellites restrictions on Ameri cans in Bucharest The state departments extra ordinary order applies to Minister Mahai Magheru and 6 other Ro manians They are limited to an area 35 miles beyond the District of Columbia in any direction Undersecretary of State James E Webb forecast that the restric tion might be applied to represen tatives of other communist bloc countries Webb said there is no present plan to limit the movements of Soviet Ambassador Alexander S Panyushkin and his staff 1 of the largest here It numbers nearly 2 score officials exclusive of depen dents and employes who remain free to travel all over the U S While Americans in Russia are required to remain mostly in Mos cow Webb noted that permits have been granted from time to time to visit other cities The new order represented the latest unfolding of the administra tion tit for tat official policy against the Soviet satellites for their antiAmerican campaign It was imposed in response to the May 13 demand by Romania that the 18 Americans in the Bu charest legation be reduced to 10 Their movements already were limited on the ground that Amer ican officials had spied North Illinois Police Raid Nets 182 Slots Morris 111 Illinois state police seized 182 slot machines Fri day in synchronized raids in Grun dy Iroquois and Jo Daviess coun ties All 3 counties are in northern Illinois Acting on orders by Governor Adlai Stevenson 100 troopers con fiscated gambling devices found in about 100 taverns restaurants roadhouses and gasoline stations Assistant Attorney General Baird Helfrich who directed the seizures said the biggest single bag was 32 slot machines in the 7 Gables tavern a mile north of Mor ris In Grundy county States At torney August B Black faces the assignment of prosecuting his father Frank Frank Black is one of 3 employes of 7 Gables a tavern near Morris charged with operating a book making establishment Helfrich said the defendant identified him self as the father of States Attor ney Black The state troopers did not smash the gambling equipment They jotted down serial numbers of slot machines loaded them and other equipment into trucks and carted it to places of safekeeping for the various prosecutors In Jo Daviess county 33 slot machines were seized at places in and around East Dubuque and Ga lena It was the 2nd time in 2 weeks Governor Stevenson used state po lice against gambling Troopers confiscated horse race betting equipment and arrested 54 propri etors and employes in 2 Madison county bookies on May 12 Madi son county is in southern Illinois Gillette Asks Law Banning Polish Hams Washington Iron curtain hams drew the fire of Senator Gil lette DIowa Friday He demanded a law to forbid imports of canned ham from Po land And the Independent Meat Packers association backed him up Every one of these iron curtain hams displaces an American ham the association said Secretary of Agriculture Bran nan toldthe agriculture subcom mittee considering Gillettes bill that any ham ban would run counter to the administrations for eign trade policy He said in a letter that Polish hams dont compete with American hams to any great extent anyhow because Polish hogs eat barley po tatoes and sugar beet residue in stead of corn peanuts and acorns like porkers in the United States Brannans letter said some 1 000000 pounds of ham were im ported last year Gillette said business must be getting better because 1702830 pounds of ham were imported in January and February alone this year Senator Kern said he thought Brannan should be called before the committee personally to explain his stand on ham Gil lette said that would be a good idea This Paper Consists of Two HOME EDITION iiiliir No 1S7 Bi 3 Alert for P b Youth Revolt in Berlin Argentine Paper Attacks H R Gross Buenos Aires evening paper La Epoca suggests that Rep H R Gross RIowa be investi gated by the U S senate because if he is not a communist or a fel low traveler he must be something very akin La Epoca bitterly attacked the Waterloo Iowa congressman Fri day for his floor speech denounc ing the recent credit to Argentina as betrayal and moral sellout Gross deliberately lies when he maintains the Argentine gov ernment suppressed freedom of speech freedom of meeting and freedom of the press the news paper said Albia Woman Dies of Injuries Centcrville XP Mrs Tom Burnes 82 of Albia died early Saturday of injuries suffered in a car accident here Wednesday Her twin sister Mrs Ellen Mar tin injured in the same accident remains critical Sports Bulletins DIKE TKEYIS ST JOE 10 Dike defeated St Josephs of Mason City 10 Saturday after noon in the first game of the state high school baseball tour nament played in Mason City Three errors contributed to the Johawk loss Dike counted 1 run and 1 hit but played error less ball St Josephs collected 3 hits VerHelst pitched and Carl son caught for the Johawks Paige and Andersen formed the Dike battery HAWKEYES WIN AGAIN Evanston 111 Iowa baseball team got its 2nd 5 hit pitching job in as many days Saturday as the Hawkeycs swamped Northwestern 15 to 2 in a Big Ten game While Hurler Dick H o c k sema was holding the North western Wildcats his mates were scoring their 15 runs on 11 hits 5 Northwestern errors 11 walks hit batsiutm Oak Ridge Strike Gathers Strength Oak Ridge Temi began 4 days ago as a walkout by 700 disgruntled laborers snow balled Saturday into a wildcat strike of 4500 construction work ers that halted virtually all ex pansion work in the atomic en ergy center Atomic energy commission of ficials were groping for the next step toward settlement after the AFL workmen in 9 building crafts ignored pleas of union officials and the mediation panel directive to get back on the job The most damaging effect of the unauthorized strike was to upset the timetable for building 2 gas eous diffusion plants K29 and K31 needed to speed processing ol xiranium TIRE Brian OConnoTtakes close lookat the 6foot high 3quarter of a ton tire after it rolled 200 feet down a hill and crashed into the OConnor home at Woodlawn Mdj near Washington D C Brian had just walked from the room to eat lunch with his moth er Mrs Frank OConnor when the tire crashed into their home The tire used on a road scraper had been discarded with other old tires on a nearby hill nd somehow had be came dislodged Fresh Dispute on Amerasia Between McCarthy Senate Washington striking new development involv ng the 1945 Amerasia case brought a fresh dispute Satui day between Senator McCarthy RWis and the senate group investigating his charges of communism in the gov ernment The new development came in the form of a state U S Troops Ready for Red Carnival Berlin UR Soviet zone man police fired on west Ber lin police Saturday in the first serious violence since the Rus sians began massing some 500 000 communist youths here for a mammoth weekend demon stration By DANIEL De LUCE Berlin pomp and fan fare reminiscent of the Hitler era East Germanys communist youth brigades paid homage Saturday to Russias war dead Western troops and West German police patrolled the western sectors on watchful alert as the longheralded Whit suntide rallies steamed into high ment by a former BENNY GIVES IN Berkeley Cal Comedian Jack Benny lost part of his repu tation as a tightwad Friday The University of California regents accepted a gift from Benny for surgical research at the UCLA medical center ment prosecutor that the jus ice department case against the Amerasia defendant all but fell apart when some of them learned that the major evidence against them had been obtained illegally The defendants were charged with unlawful removal of hun dreds of secret government docu ments some of which were found in the offices of Amerasia maga zine a nowdefunct publication which dealt with far eastern af fairs ABLER JURY DEADLOCKED Hartford Conn jury in the DraperAdler libel trial was discharged by Federal Judge j Joseph Smith at p m CST Saturday when it reported it was hopelessly deadlocked Webster City Gains Webster unofficial census of Webster City has been given as 7600 Ten years ago the census was J738 Hitchcock Changes Things The government prosecutor in the case was Robert M Hitchcock who read his statement behind closed doors Friday to the senate foreign relations subcommittee studying McCarthys charges In releasing the statement lat er Chairman Tydings DMd said additional testimony by Hitchcock was not being made available because there was no time to prepare it That prompted a sharp com ment from McCarthy who has called the Amerasia case a key part of his charges that the state department harbors communists and communist sympathizers The new practice of hearing a witness in secret session and care fully selecting the parts of his testimony which will be made public and the parts which will be kept secret is fantastic beyond belief McCarthy declared The Wisconsin republican also responded heatedly to a new state department statement that the facts do not deter him from his reckless course The statement was prompted by McCarthys blast at the department in a speech at Rochester N Y Thursday night May Say More McCarthy said the barrage of misstaternents coming from the state department may force him to make public more secret docu I dont want to do it McCarthy and others in con gress have claimed that there was tion he said hinged on keeping any information about the illegal raids from the defendants but they learned about it anyway Holiday Deaths Begin to Mount By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Memorial day honor the nations war marred almost as it began Satur day by a slowly mounting toll of accidental deaths As the nation took to the high ways for the long spring weekend traffic accidents always the heav iest accidental killer began to mount A violent death toll of 56 since 6 p m local time Friday in cluded 46 victims of highway crashes Eight died in miscellane ous accidents It has been esti There were a few minor inci dents here and there but mainly the city was calm and orderly Three East German police armed with old German army carbines abducted a German from the American sector during the noon hour and fired on western police when they attempted pursuit That was the 2nd such incident in 24 hours The first was fore stalled Friday night when British sector police seized 2 alleged com munist agents as they were push ing a political refugee into an east bound elevated train 3 Forces Await Action British forces went on a full alert at dawn Friday followed soon after by the French garrison tast Berlins communist leaders meanwhile turned thensector into a giant amusement park for the youth assembling for Sundays giant Whitsun demonstration With a Long Live Stalin cheer the communists began a 12hour program of sports festivals and prosoviet speeches to dasjzle the Free German Youth Berlin hot spot of the cold war was freer from violence than at any time in recent months though there still were some scattered in cidents Two alleged communist agents were arrested during the night for trying to abduct a 32yearold po litical refugee from the Russian zone at the British sector elevated railway station Flee Eastern Zone Five FDJ members have fled to the western allied sectors for asy lum Six conscripts of the eastern peoples police which western of ficials claim is a disguised army also have won refuge in West Ber lin But along the midcity boundary between the soviet and allied sec tors both east and west police en forced a strict ban on blueshirted FDJ youngsters wandering into the west A British armored detachment began its 2nd day of duty within gunshot of Potsdamer Platz tra ditionally the most explosive point on the boundary Allied garrisons totaling 8000 men were on the alert although the 13000 western police have had no trouble yet West Berlin ignored the ideo ogxcal fanfare in the Russian sec tor turning its interest to the glit mated that about 290 persons will automobile show opening perish in Memorial day weekend Saturday morning Some 300 for traffic fign and German vehicles of the latest design were on display Most West Berlin families planned to spend Whitsunday in the country or in pursuit of some quiet amusement MELCHIORS CELEBRATE 25 YEARS OF MARRIAGEOpera singer LauritzMdchior pins a platinum diamond pin on the dress of his wife whom he calls Kleinchen little as they prepare to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary Friday in Hollywood with champagne cavjar and cake Their advice for marital success Understand each an administration cover up of the Amerasia case Six persons were arrested after the FBI and the Office of Strate gic Services found government documents in the magazines of fices and elsewhere but only 2 of the persons stood trial They were fined Hitchcock now a Buffalo N Y attorney stated that the FBI and OSS had obtained much of their evidence through raids conducted without search warrants He held that they were perfectly justified in doing this where national se curity was involved However he added the evi dence thus obtained made a very shaky case for the justice depart ment The success of the prosecu Wherry Likes Truman Label Hits Socialism Omaha fP Senator Wherry RNeb willingly accepted Pres ident Trumans label of obstruc tionist as he returned to his horn state with a new blast at what h calls straitjacket socialism In an address before the Na tional Livestock Exchange conven tion Friday night Wherry callei for a crusade against socialistic planning and high inflationarj deficit spending The truth is and the officia record is plain Wherry said that the alienminded planners who are misleading the presiden and through him the country are seeking to impose upon the Amer ican people straitjacket socialism He attacked Truman proposals for the Brannan plan federal aic to education compulsory health insurance the Spence bill foi pricewage controls and the Mur ray bill to create valley authori ties Wherry also called for a public exchange of diplomatic notes be tween President Truman and Pre mier Stalin to clarify the respec tive positions of the United States and Russia in the cold war for all the world to see and judge END GAS RATIONING London wiped out gasoline rationing Friday through a deal ending a Jong dispute be tween American oil companies and the British government i Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Considerable cloudi ness Saturday night Low Satur day night in the middle 40s Sunday partly cloudy and slight ly warmer High temperature in the low 70s Iowa Mostly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday with occasion al ram in the southwest half of the state Low Saturday night 45 north 50 to 55 south Warmer Sunday High temperature Sun day 65 to 75 Easterly winds 15 miles per hour becoming south easterly Sunday Further Out look Low Monday morning 52 to 58 Mostly cloudy with scat tered showers Monday LittJe change in temperature High temperature Monday in the up per 70s Partly cloudy Tuesday Minnesota Fair north partly clou dy south portion through Sun day Warmer Sunday Low Sat urday night 40 north 45 south High Sunday middle 70s IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 69 Minimum 45 At 8 a m 53 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 71 49