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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 8, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Wires Five Cents a Copy I MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 8 1950 2 Roosevelts May Seek Presidency New York Democrats Want Someone Who Can Win Governorship By LYLE C WILSON Washington UR Two Roose velts may be running for governor next November in big states where the job reasonably could nourish presidential ambitions FDRs eldest son James E won Californias democratic nomina tion for governor Tuesday To gain office in November he must lick Republican Gov Earl Warren who were nominated easily for a 3rd term If elected his white house hopes doubtless will rise again The other Roosevelt is Franklin D Jr who is being considered by New York State democrats as a possible candidate for governor job which sent his father to the white house for 3 terms and part of a 4th Reminds of Father Franklin has his fathers im posing stature resonant speaking voice and a way with men and women Father and son are look alikes to boot All of that added to the magic of the name Franklin D Roosevelt makes big political medicine Franklin bucked Tammany hall in the spring of 1949 and got him self elected to congress from a New York city district to fill out the unexpired term of the late Sol Bloom The young man lists him self officially as a democratlib eral That is in recognition of the fact that the democratic nomina tion was withheld from him He ran as the liberal candidate in New York Now democrats in the state are lookinghim over as a possible candidate for governor this year They want someone who can de feat Gov Thomas E Dewey A lot of them dont like the Roosevelt idea at all He is only 35 years old and worse has shown a distrust of organization politicians which makes them uneasy about what he might do if he were head man There also is talk of Franklin as the 1950 democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Frequently Heard The Rooseveltforg o v n o r boom has been sounding occa sionally in New York for months It is not likely that the partywill take himthis time but it is pos sible it may do so If he stays in politics Franklin is almost sure to be a candidate for governor eventually You might even get a small bet around here that Franklin will be governor of New York before elder brother James is ever gov ernor of California Any money placed on Franklin would be in expectation that James Roosevelt will be defeated by Warren next November James enjoys the magic of the Roosevelt name and other advan tages But there are some politi cal strikes on Jimmy He of fended President Truman beyond reparation in 1948 by joining a group of party leaders who de manded that the democratic party draft D wight D Eisenhower for This Paper Consists of Two One iiijiir Man tVt NEWSPAPERMEN GET SUBPOENASAssistant SergeantatArms of the una senate Preston LeBlanc right hands subpoenas to David Stern center publisher of the New Orleans Item and Clayton Fritchey left editor of the paper directing them to ap pear before a senate committee Thursday The committee is to decide whether the 2 will face contempt proceedings in connection with an editorial published in the Item in which tne paper referred to members of a senate committee as trained seals Ship Best US Weapons Bazookas Bound Mostly for France By MAX BOYD Washington The United States reportedly is shipping some of its best antitank weapons to those European allies which might be in the path of massive soviet armored forces in a futurewar Defense officials said the wea bound mostly for France Senate Investigators Study Rings Rich Rewards from Underworld Narcotic Sales president Moreover under Californias crossfiling system Warren not only easily won the republican nomination from Roosevelt but gave him a good race for the democratic nomination as well That means that the conservative democratic elements will vote for Warren next november His chances to win look good June Snows Hit Montana By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A June snowstorm hit Montana Thursday dumping more than 4 inches of snow over some areas Temperatures were below freezing and in the 30s over much of the state in the early morning Snow also fell in parts of Wyo ming as masses of cold air from the Pacific and Canada rolled into the Rocky Mountain region The cool air moved into the northern plains and the mercury tumbled in parts of the Dakotas as much as 40 degrees Falls of more than 4 inches of snow were reported at Helena and Great Falls Mont At Billings the fall was reported moderate with visibility at zero Falls also were reported at Butte Miles City Cut Bank and over the higher elevations in the western part of the state Rain fell in many areas under the arms aid program in clude bazookas rocket launchers and powerful recoilless rifles which are still in the secret stage At the same time the U S army is pressing a longrange program aimed at countering the threat of Russias potent armored forces by the development and limited pro duction of a family of tanks su perior to those of any possible future enemy Officials told a reporter Wed nesday that U S medium tanks including some modernized World war II types are among the wea pons being sent to Europe under the arms program The senate armed forces and foreign relations committees are holding joint hearings on the ad ministrations request for 500000 for a 2nd year of that pro gram to rearm this countrys friends abroad Senator Lodge a for eign relations member told report ers that this program is the most practical step toward world peace we can take at present Lodge an army officer in World war II said that under the arms program within 3 or 4 years western Europe can bemade an unattractive target for Russian ag gression and without bankrupt ing the United States He added If we do nothing we run a very real risk of World war III Election Results in California San Francisco 14523 of 18022 precincts Republican governor Warren 842948 Roosevelt 96271 Democratic governor 14571 pre cincts Roosevelt 765019 War ren 575412 U S senate republican 10485 precincts Boddy 82424 Doug las 92610 Nixon 395751 Democratic senator 10528 pre cincts Boddy 193389 Douglas 407445 Nixon 188139 Weather Report FORECAST Iowa Partly cloudy through Fri d a y Scattered thundershpw ers east and south portions Thursday night and early Fri day Cooler in north and wesl Friday Low Thursday night 46 to 52 northwest High Fri day 64 to 68 northwest 84 to 88 southeast Gusty southerly winds 2535 MPH shifting to northwesterly over entire state by Friday night Further out look Low Saturday morning 50 northwest 64 southeast Gen erally fair Saturday and Sun day Mason City Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday Loca thundershowers likely early Thursday night Copier Thurs day night and Friday Low Thursday night 55 to 60 High Friday 68 to 72 Minnesota Partly cloudy and cooler Thursday night and Fri day Low Thursday night 38 44 north 4550 south Higr Friday 6065 north 6570 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 82 67 72 74 50 DON WHITEHEAD Washington investigators studied reports Lhursday that a powerful underworld ring is reaping riches it the misery off at least 50000 drug addicts The reports came from Commissioner H J Anslinger of he U S narcotics Anslingers force of 175 agents some senators say is too ni5ll to cope with thi situation Anslinger gave his estimate of he number of narcotics addicts to he special committee investigat ing crime and gambling Chairman Kefauver DTenn old reporters the number repre sents those who buy narcotics il is from sources out side the medical world Anslinger has given the senate jroup a list of 800 persons who ic says form a criminal ring deal ing in narcotics crime and even murder Extends to Every City Kefauver said it is obvious that the narcotics traffic extends to every city of any size in the United States The committee also is eyeing the gambling situation in the St Louis area where state police raided a bookmakers headquarters Mon day Police were reported to have found a confidential file indicating big wagers were being handled through Western Union office managers The St Louis PostDispatch said the files also showed that Western Union managers were of fered a 25 per cent cut in bookie winnings on horse race bets trans mitted by wire In Nlw York Western Union officials said their office managers are instructed not to accept gifts or commissions from gamblers Police in Trenton N J Wednes day released photographs which they said were copies of direct mail advertisements by C J Rich and company the bookmakers raided in St Louis The documents gave a bank reference and said the firm had been in business 20 years We are just as close to you as your telephone the ad said Once you have established your business relationship with us sim ply telephone your wires to the closest telegraph office The senate committee has called for the testimony from William Molasky who has beenidentified as a part owner of the Pioneer News company which distributes racing news in the St Louis area Molasky is scheduled to testify next Tuesday Molasky volunteered to appear after the PostDispatch referred to him as an overlord of race news distribution and a heavy investor in Western Union Molaskys name cropped up last month in a senate commerce subcommittees hearing on anti gambling legislation Bookmakers Involved At that time Missouri Attorney General J E Taylor said Pioneer News served bookmakers in St Louis and surrounding territory including 28 points in Illinois Taylor testified From my experience and in vestigations information trans mitted by Harmony Publishing company Kansas City Mo anc Pioneer News Service St Louis Mo is supplied solely to persons engaged in the unlawful activity of receiving recording and regis tering bets on horse races and other sporting events He said in his opinion there is a national syndicate which con trols such establishments as Pio neer News And he added that the syndicate is controlled by a vicious criminal element who use their power and money to contro other rackets and to corrupt pub lic officials Senate Group Asks 3Year Draft Law Washington 3year ex tension of the peacetime draft act was recommended to the senate Thursday by its armed services committee Remington Is Indicted for Perjury New York W lemington government econo mist was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on count for denying he ever was a member of the communist party The indictment was presented o Federal Judge John C Clancey It charged that when Remington vas asked on May 25 whether he ever had been a member of the communist party he replied I never have been The grand jury charged that lemingtons answer was untrue n that the defendant had been a member of the communist party The 32yearold commerce de iartment economist had been questioned once before by the jury The loyalty review ward had cleared him after he vas suspended from his job and ie was reinstated last October Elizabeth Bentley who named Alger Hiss and Whittaker Cham jers as communists charged in fuly 1948 that she collected war ime secrets from Remington Pie has consistently denied that he ever was a member of the com munity party The next month Remington was suspended from his a year job in the commerce department When Miss Bentley repeated ler charges on a television pro gram Remington sued her and 2 odefendants the National Broadcasting company and Gen eral Foods 000 libel The suit was settled for a re ported Miss Bentleys at torney said she violently op posed settlement of the suit Forrestal Advised Delay in Amerasia Arrests Senate Group Is Told Hole Up After Sniper Ambushes Roy Fairfield HI last 2 active members of the Shelton clan were holed up in their forti fied homes Thursday while police pressed their search for Roy Shel tons killer Authorities had little to work man footprint and the jacket and pellet of a rifle shell Roy 59 was shot and killed from ambush Wednesday while cultivating a field on his farm near here He wps the 3rd of the 5 Shelton brothers to be from ambush in 3 years Hisslaying was a sur prise because he never had been publicly connected withth ac tivities of Shelton gang which terrorized southern lllmoisx during the prohibition era Roys slayer a sniper who fired from a clump of bushes escaped A farm hand Frank McKibben 49 told police the killer fired at him when he ran to Roys aid but that he never saw him No one at the inquest late Wed nesday threw any light on the shooting None of the surviving Sheltons or their wives told of any enemies grudges or other reasons to explain the shooting Big Earl 54 1 of the 2 surviv ing Sheltons attended the inquest but did not testify He was sur rounded by 4 state policemen as he walked from an automobile to the courthouse Big Earl has been wounded twice in the last 13 years in am bush attacks His nephew Little Earl 34 didnt even come to the inquest AP Wirephoto HIS TREES HAVE Ozaki 91 yearold Japanese statesman Wednesday visited the fa mous cherry trees which he gave to Washington D C 38 years ago Then he was mayor of Tokyo Standing with him under 1 of the trees are his daughter Mrs Yukika Soma and his son Yukiteru Ozaki Springtime annually attract thousands of tourists to the trees which ring the tidal basin left and grow close to the Jefferson memorial IVirephoto HUSBANDS TO Earlene Mildred Runner 20 sits in the county jail in Los Thursday where she is being held for violating her parole from the California youth authority and wonders what to do with all her hus bands She filed 3 annulment suits Thursday and each peti tion stated that the time she was wed she was not legally free Mrs Sue Fanton parole officer said the girls record shows she has been married 4 or 5 times is the mother of 2 and is ex pecting a 3rd child By MARVIN L ARROWSMITH Washington investigators were reported Thursday to have received secret testimony that the late James V Forrestal probably advised delaying arrests in the 1945 Amerasia case A source in close touch with the senate inquiry into the secret documents case told reporter the testimony came from Assistant Attorney General James M Mclnerney chief of the justice departments criminal di vision The source asked not to ae named Forrestal was secretary of the navy at the time the case broke 5 years ago Later he became sec retary of defense He was killed last year in a plunge from an up per floor of the naval medical center at nearby Bethesda Md Larson Hits in Gambling Ban Gen eral Hobert L Larson said Thurs day the general antigambling bans will apply to all kinds of carnivals Citing the opening of the carni val season Larson said no games in which there is an element of chance will be permitted in Iowa The attorney general pointed to Tuesday nights action of the Iowa City police in closing 12 of 30 booths at a carnival which had opened a 5day stand there Larson said his office generally would advise county attorneys and other lawenforcement officers to make clear the states position be fore the carnivals open in order to avoid the necessity of closing part or parts of shows after they start Larson said he had not sent a specific letter to county attorneys or sheriffs cii tne carnival ques tion but added I didnt think such a letter was necessary since law enforcement officers know my stand on all types of gambling Also I felt the people spoke much louder than I at last Mondays primary election That vote result should strengthen the aim of all local law enforce ment officials Larson won the republican pri mary by a wide margin over Ber nard Brown of Sioux City A congressional source said Thursday that a secret federal grand jury is looking into the 1945 Amerasia case in New York The source who asked not to be named said the grand jury has called many of the witnesses who have appeared before a senate committee which is looking into the secret documents case Vardaman Named The information about the tes timony regarding Forrestal came to light in the wake of still an other authoritative report that the committee got testimony Wednes day that Former Presidential Aide James K Vardaman many have tried to delay prosecution in the hotlydisputed Amerasia case Vardaman emphatically denied it to a reporter Wednesday night Mclnerneys testimony was taken by the committee He seemed to recall that Forrestal had asked the justice department to delay the arrest of the 6 persons accused They were taken into cus tody by the FBI in June 1945 Later this informant said Mc lnerney testified that he had lo cated a note from justice depart ment files indicated that Forrestal did make a request Mclnerney reportedly was un able to supply a reason for the rer quest One of the 6 persons ar rested in the case was Andrew Roth at that time a lieutenant in naval intelligence Navy Hold Up The inquiry committee is known to have received reports that the navy felt the arrests should be de layed pending further investiga tions as to whether anyone in the navy department other than Roth figured in the case The Baltimore Sun in a story from its Washington bureau said Thursday it has information that Forrestals reported action may have stemmed from a desire to avoid friction with Russia about this countrys trusteeship rights over islands seized from Japan It said Forrestal reportedly sug gested delaying the Amerasia ar rests until after the United Na tions conference then going on in San Francisco Parks Announces Its Ready to Fly EastWest Route East St Louis 111 Air Line of East St Louis will start operations June 18 and ex pects to be serving 70 cities in 11 midwestern states within 6 months an OTficial of the airline said Thursday Were opening the St Louisto Chicago run June 18 said Oliver L Parks president of the airline We will inaugurate the Chicago toSioux Cily run on July 1 Wo have 10 more runs and all will be in operation within 6 months Parks said the new company has 5 Douglas DC3 28passenger airplanes and is negotiating for 7 more One of the planes Thursday was visiting some of the communities to be served on the St Louis Chicago and ChicagoSioux City runs Parks said the airline wanted residents of the communities to have a look at the type of plane that will serve them ACCUSED OF LYING San Francisco 38year old woman biochemist at Stanford university Thursday is accused by a federal indictment of lying to immigration officials to conceal her Russian birth She is Dr Bertha Barkan Luthy wife of a Jackson Mich spark plug manu facturer Anthony Eden Given Divorce London Eden the former British foreign secretary was granted a divorce decree Thursday on grounds of desertion by his wife Eden who has been living apart from his wife for several years was risking his political future in obtaining a divorce in straight laced Britain The deputy conservative leaders wife who is living in New York City did not contest the action The decree was granted in Lon dons divorce court The court granted Eden a de cree nisi which under English law becomes absolute not less than 6 months after it is granted The court later will announce the date the decree will become effective The 53yearold Eden has long been considered the logical suc cessor to Winston Churchill as con servative party leader but ob servers pointed put that no politi cal leader in Britain who has fig ured in a divorce case has ever risen to the post of prime minister 3 Dead 4 Missing in Bomber Landing London United States B29 bomber with a crew of 11 plunged into the North Sea in flames Thursday night After al most 24 hours of searching over the cold waters authorities report ed 3 known dead and 4 missing Four men were picked up alive from the craft which crashed off the Norfolk coast of southeast England with one engine in flames The search continued for the 4 missing men but there was grow ing belief that none would be found alive Must Watch U S Spending Eisenhower New York Dwight D Eisenhower said Thursday that huge military expenditures are necessary but if unwatched may dangerously bleed the economy and even destroy what we seek to protect Eisenhower made the statement in a speech prepared for the 196th commencement exercises of Co lumbia university which he heads He told the Columbia graduates that stupendous military expendi tures though essential for the countrys are one of the major problems to be faced in the future Eisenhower recently said before a U S senate appropriations sub committee that our military budget had been trimmed as far as was too far He said at that time that he might have added a few hundred million more than the proposed bud get for arms if he had his way Wants Healthy Economy However before the committee he also listed a healthy economy as an essential for national safety Gen Eisenhower said Thursday that the danger of wrong answers to the nations own problems is as critical as the danger from world revolution with an announced purpose of destroying the Ameri can system of government s He listed among ttie problems the graduates must face The growing and apparently voluntary dependence of many groups upon governmental sub sidies The future character of our medical care and of our education al system The economic and human de terioration incident to industrial strife The effect of huge and mount ing taxes upon competitive enter prise Cites Pressures An unbalanced national budget1 tht is begotten out of group pres sures logrolling and political compromise Inflation born of the unbal anced budget that nullifies every income gain of worker and farmer and reduces to the vanishing point his slowly accumulated savings The general said ways also must be found to protect the nation against insidious and even traitor ous corruption in responsible places LAURENS GAINS Laurens The unofficial population of Lamens now is 1 534 compared with 1304 in 1940 Defend Enterprise Sheaffer Urges Des Moines manu facturers were urged by a Fort Madison industrialist Thursday to quit pulling punches in defend ing free enterprise C R Sheaffer president of the W A Sheaffer Pen Co spoke at the 47th state convention of Iowa Manufacturers association He urged the delegates to quit this business of pulling our punches in fighting trends which he said are leading to socialism 1 Killed 3 Seriously Hurt Davenport man was killed and 3 persons were injured seriously Thursday morning in a collision on highway 67 north east of Davenport The dead man was 68yearold John C Powlesson who lived near Bettendorf Iowa Three persons from Clinton were and Mrs June Malm and Mrs June Malm his mother All were taken to Saint Lukes hospital in Davenport Deputy sheriffs who investi gated the crash said the Malm and Powlesson cars collided 2 miles east of the Davenport Country club Both cars were de molished in the accident at a m SAME Black flif Means iMtk i JT4 it   

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