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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 17, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires GlobeGazette photo addressing a group at Blue Earth Minn Friday evening Louis Budenz a former communist was interviewed by C Hilton KGLO news di rector Budenz has been a prominent witness in recent congressional communist investigations because of his close association with communist leaders prior to leaving the communist party in 1945 US Communists Are Spies1 Not Politicians Budenz Warns By DAVID BRYANT GlobeGazette Staff Writer Blue Earth can never make progress in the fight against the spread of communism in the United States until we rec ognize communism for what it not a political party but an espion age agency for Soviet Russia Thats what Reformed Com munist Louis Budenz told a gath ering at Blue Earth Minn Friday night His lecture at Blue Earth was arranged by the Blue Earth council of the Knights of Colum bus Budenz has been prominent in the national during the re cent senate communist investiga tions He was an avowed member of the communist party for 10 years prior to the time he de serted the party in 1945 Amerasia No Comment For 5 years of that time he was managing editor of the Daily Workers a communist newspaper published in New York And his contacts withkey members of the communist party have made him avaluable witness in the recent invesfigations Budenz answer to questions pertaining to the congressional in vestigations and the muchpub licized Amerasia case was simply ho comment However the former communist spoke emphatically of the danger of communism in America He says that the communist party has grown since he left it 5 years ago In reality the party lists only 50000 duespaying members However FBI Chief J Edgar Hoover j estimates the communist party membership at about a half million And Budenz believes even that figure to be conserva tive In Key Positions Budenz declared that the real danger of communism is not in the number of communists in the United States rather it is in the type of positions which commu nists are holding Contrary to popular belief Budenz declared that communism is not appealing to the laboring classes of people so much as it is reaching out for intellectual pro fessional and wealthy those who have power and influ ence Most of those members Budenz said are undercover communists Right now theyre enjoying capi talism But if communism should ever prevail in this country theyll be set to reap the harvest In his recently published book Men Without Faces the former communist devoted a full chapter to the argument that communism is not a political party Primarily he bases his argument on the fact that much of the membership in the organization and much of the communistic activity is under handed and illegal Call Stalin Savior Budenz has in his possession many communist publications written for the benefit of Amer ican communists These publica tions without reservation point to Stalin as the leader and savior of the world And they emphatically recommend the spread of com munism throughout the world by use of violence Budenz declared that commu nism must be recognized as a foreign agency and that this coun try must tighten its restrictions on such foreign agencies s The principal objective of com munism in America is the over throw of the American govern ment he asserted And he added that the possibility of realizing the communist objective is a serious threat if the organization can get enough followers in key govern ment position Convictions Justified The recent objections to convic tion for communism on evidence of association with otherpersons who are known to be communists was disparaged by Budenz He says that is the only way of dis covering communists because their membership in the organization is kept secret However Budenz went on to that in every case of convic tion for communistic activity the records have also shown that the accused persons were participat ing in activities which were illegal and criminal Budenz returned to his ditties as assistant professor of economics at Fordham university on Friday following his Thursday night lec ture at Blue Earth L A Strike Stalls Shriners at Convention By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Prospects appeared dim Satur day for settlement over the week end of the nations major labor disputes The strikes have cut deeply into the milk supplies for about 4000 000 persons in Washington D C Pittsburgh and 7 western Penn sylvania countieshalted all bus and street in Los Angeles and forced one of New Yorks largest newspapers to suspend publication Developments in the strikes Los Angeles reported one of the worst traffic jams on record as thousands of automobiles carried to work persons normally using bus or streetcar service The lines normally carry a million riders a day In addition some 100000 Shriners were in the city for the national convention starting Sunday Another 100000 Shriners are expected 4000 Operators Quit Four thousand operators quit work Friday in a dispute over de mands for a 20 cents an hour wage hike over the current an hour The company has offered a wage boost of 4 cents an hour Mayor Fletcher L Bowron said It looks like were in for a long strike The New York WorldTelegram and Sun suspended publication last Tuesday after a strike of about 400 CIO American news paper guildsmen and did not plan to publish Saturday The evening newspaper has no Sunday edition A new meeting with manage ment and guild leaders was planned for Tuesday But after Fridays sessions federal mediators said the parties stands were sub stantially unchanged Publication was suspended after AFL mechanical unions refused to cross guild picket lines The guild struck lor a 10 per cent general wage increase and other benefits The paper has offered a wage hike of from to a week and other contract improvements No Early Settlement Spokesmen In the milk strikes in Washington and Pennsylvania expressed the opinion no early settlement was in sight The 9dayold strike by 3250 AFL dairy workers in Pittsburgh and 7 surrounding counties has cut off all but emergency milk de liveries Deadlocked issues include a de mand for a 40hour work week with 48 hours pay for inside work ers Drivers are asking a daily minimum guarantee of against the in the expired contract The industry has offered and 40 hours and pay for a 44hour week to inside workers Mule Census Drops to Zero in Oklahoma Hobart Okla The clip pityclop of mule hoofs has dis appeared in Kiowa county Ten years ago 682 mules were counted Last year only 12 were counted This year the county tax de partment discovered there isnt a mule left in these parts Five Cents a Copy CENSUS GAIN OF 1 Princeton m Bureau county hasnt exactly stood still during the last 10 years The pop ulation in 1940 was 37600 The 1950 census just announced is 37601 MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 17 1950 Final French Plane Toll Is 84 Lives 66 Bodies Found No Hope Held for 18 Missing Paris France in an of ficial statement Saturday said 84 persons were lost in 2 crashes of company planes in the Persian gulf this week The airline said 66 bodies have been recovered Eighteen other persons are missing No hope is held that any of the missing will be found alive Six persons survived the crash of a Hengined SaigontoParis plane which crashed near Bahrein Island Monday night Forty were killed and 5 still are missing from the flight which carried 43 per sons and a crew of 8 Another crash of an identical plane at almost the same spot 2 nights later left 26 dead and 13 missing according to Air France There were 13 survivors of the 2nd crash which involved 44 passen gers and a crew of 8 The figures were cabled to Air France from Bahrein Saturday by a company inquiry committee in vestigating the tragedies Nobles Says He Refused Poison Plan Albert Lea Farm Hand Lawrence Nobles claimed Satur day that his boss wife made love to him but he refused to go along with her plan to poison her hus band or to run over him with a tractor Nobles is on trial on charges that he and Mrs Viola Gavle murdered Oscar Rasmussen 47 by mistake when they allegedly put poison in the whisky of Mrs Gavles husband Truman The case is expected to go to the jury late Saturday Have No Part Nobles testified Friday that he wouldnt have any part of Mrs Gavles scheme for disposing of her husband Mrs Gavle was con victed last Wednesday of murder ing Rasmussen and Nobles now is being tried separately At Mrs Gavles insistance Nobles testified he finally bought a bottle of strychnine to shut her up But he added that I never thought she would use it He said he and Mrs Gavle were intimate several times while he was employedon the Gavle farm But he said that she had too strong a crush on him and he tried to end the affair Comes UpOf ten The question of strychnine came up every time we met the 44yearold farm hand testified but I kept stalling Viola asked me if I was getting cold feet and I told her yes I told her she couldnt get away with it I was afraid it would end up like this The state attempted to show discrepancies between Nobles story Friday and the testimony he gave at Mrs Gavles trial Her conviction carries a man datory sentence of life imprison ment but she will not be sen tenced until the end of Nobles trial Her attorneys Friday filed a motion for a new trial Union Couple Found Dead by Gunfire Union and Mrs G P Simmons were found dead at their home Saturday morning of bullet wounds The shots were heard by Mr and Mrs L A Nor man neighbors who summoned authorities Mrs Simmons body was found in the yard and her husbands was in the basement Simmons has been a veterinar ian at Union 25 years Paul Hodgson Hardin county sheriff said Simmons shot his wife with a 22 caliber rifle and shot himself through the mouth with a 12gauge shotgun Mrs Simmons was wounded in the stomach the top of the head and twice in the back Hodgson said and bullet holes and a trail of blood indicated Simmons shot at her in the kitchen and then pur sued her through the house the sheriff declared Hodgson said he believed no inquest is necessary The shooting occurred at a m SAME flag meant ne traffic death 24 luan Hickenlooper Tabs Peurifoy for Questions By MARVIN ARKOWSMITH Washington Hick enlooper RIowa suggested Sat urday that the senate committee looking into the 1945 Amerasia case call Deputy Undersecretary of State John E Puerifoy for ques tioning Hickenlooper made the sug gestion as the inquiry group ar ranged to take behind closed doors next Thursday from career diplomat John S Service of the 6 persons arrested in the secret documents episode 5 years ago Service was cleared in the case and returned to duty in the state department The case involved the removal of hundreds of secret government documents found by the FBI in the offices of the now defunct Amerasia magazine Both Investigated Both Peurifoy and Service fig ure in a separate Amerasia con troversy touched off by Senator McCarthy RWis in a speech Thursday night Speaking at Groton Conn the Wisconsin senator said Peurifoy had offered legal aid and loyalty clearance to Emmanuel S Larsen another of the 6 persons involvec in the case in return for testi money favorable to Service when Larsen appeared before the sen ate investigators Peurifoy and Larsen both denied that accusation Peurifoy added that he had been informed Mc Carthy himself had indicated would go easy on Larsen if he were to testify concerning John Service in a way satisfactory to Senator McCarthy Peurifoy said Larsen has told Kim that Hickenlooper a member of the senate foreign relations subcom mittee the Amerasia case coMmented Certainly the committee ought to consider talk ing to Peurifoy to straighten out the matter The Chicago Tribune said in a story from Washington that Peuri foy had lunched this week with Cardinal Spellman at his New York residence and had talked to him about McCarthy who is a Roman Catholic Denies Intervention The paper said Peurifoy denied after his meeting with the cardinal in New York that he had asked the prelate to intervene with the senator in behalf of the state de partment Under questioning from a Tri bune reporter the story said Peurifoy acknowledged that Mc Carthys name had come up in the conversation But the state de partment official would not com ment further on the nature of the discussion the account added ex cept to say that it had included consideration of the communist question Peurifoy an Episcopalian was not immediately available for com ment on the Tribunestory Neither was Cardinal Spellman The Baltimore Sun reporting on another aspect of the case said senate investigators had been told the state and navy department re quested a 2month delay in 1945 before any arrests were made in the that any other em ployes involved in the incident could be ferreted out Lake Mills Boy Hurt by Shredder Lake Mills Mitts 16 son of Mr and Mrs Bert Mitts Lake Mills has been seriously in jured in an alfalfa shredder Mitts was caught feet first and pulled into the machine at the Arco de hydrating plant He was taken to a Spirit Lake hospital Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Sat urday night and Sunday Warm er Sunday Low Saturday night about 50 High Sunday 75 Iowa Lows Saturday night 48 to 54 in the northeast 55 to 60 in the south and west Sunday partly cloudy and warmer with scattered thundershowers Highs Sunday near 75 in the north east 80 in the southwest por tion Further outlook Lows Monday morning 57 to 62 Part ly cloudy Monday with a few scattered showers Highs Mon day 80 to 85 Tuesday fair Minnesota Mostly cloudy and somewhat warmer Saturday night with scattered thunder showers west portion Sunday mostly cloudy and somewhat warmer with scattered showers over west and south portions Low Saturday night 4854 High Sunday 7278 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Eor the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 75 Minimum 47 At 8 a m 54 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 85 60 This Paper Consists ot One HOME EDITION 1 nJJu V No 215 President Sees Tighter Foreign Policy Control ROPINGHIS Inman of Nowata Okla is shown here roping a calF ihe opening program of the Miller rodeo at Osage Friday night Inman took 2nd place in the cajfroping contest with a time of 168 seconds Dewey Gives Up Politics for Practice Albany JP Governor Dewey Saturday said he would not be a candidate for reelection He said he probably would enter private law practice when his term expires next Dec 31 Dewey said he was very tired after 20 years in public life but that there was nothing wrong with him that a firstclass long rest would not cure Consider Native lowan Deweys longawaited decision apparently left the field clear for the nomination of 74 year old Lt Gov Joe R Hanley a native lowan for governor at the state contention in Saratoga Springs Sept 67 He is regarded as far in the lead for the nomination Asked whether he had a choice Dewey said I shall not attempt to dictate the choice of the convention of any candidate for any office Deweys public announcement consisted of a 10 word statement which handed to reporters at the capitol during a news confer ence It said I shall not be a candidate for reelection next fall Dewey said that he had volun tarily retired from public office twice 1933 and 1941 He did not elaborate Ends Phenomenal Career The 48 year old Deweys return to private life apparently ends at least temporarily a phenomenal career in which he parlayed his fame as a racketbusting prose cutor into 2 terms as governor and AP Wirephoto CONSCIENCE HURT HER Pretty Jean Crain 26 pleaded guilty to robbery Friday after voluntarily returning to Colum bus Ohio from New Mexico because her conscience hurt her over a strong arm affair Her attorney is asking for pro bation 2 luckless GOP nominations for president Last winter he renounced future presidential aspirations Dewey said he had reached no decision as to his plans but he indicated lie probably would re turn to private law practice in New York City He said that in the last 18 months he had received several offers He said they included the presidency of 2 large universities a large insurance company and a business corporation THROWN FOR tough Brahma bull at the Miller rodeo at Osage Friday night throws this unidentified rider as a crowd estimated at 2100 cheers in delight A rider must ride for 8 seconds to remain in the contest and this one didnt Lawyers Back Judge Switzer Appointment Washington Carroll O Switzer of Iowa testified Saturday he would work night and day to be a good judge if approva is given his nomination to the fed eral district bench in southern Iowa Nothing to me would be more worthwhile than to have said o me in the future He was a good judge1 Switzet told a senate judiciary Chairman McCarran DNev remarked to Switzer at the con elusion of his testimony that in order to be confirmed you are going to have to have concurrence of your senators McCarran Pessimistic In 18 years I have never known a nominee to be confirmed who was opposed by a senator he added Senator Gillette DIowa ha led the opposition to approval o Switzers nomination McCarran has said thatSenator Hickenlooper told him that he would not appear at the hearings but op possed the nomination Switzer now is serving under a appointment by President Truman Switzer was one of 11 witnesses all favoring his appointment to testify Saturday in the yearlong controversy over his appointment The lowan unsuccessful demo cratic nominee in 1948 did not at tend the first public1 hearing on his j u d g e s h i p nomination 2 months ago Gillette was the only witness at that session Ontjes Testifies F A Ontjes of Mason City Iowa said Switzer would make an outstanding man on the bench James Lamb Davenport Iowa lawyer stated I would say Judge Switzer is a gentleman who is sincere who in my judgment has judicial temper ament applies himself and works diligently Others testifying for Switzer in cluded Addison Kistle Council Bluffs attorney Leland Forrest professor and former dean of law Drake university Des Moines Don E Neiman Des Moines attorney Marion R Hammer Newton at torney Ralph U Heninger Dav enport attorney and Martin F McCarthy Davenport attorney Iowa Utilities Invest Million in New Facilities Des Moines Iowa Util ities association said Saturday a survey of the 10 utility companies operating in this state shows they are investing in new facilities this year The organization forecast a huge surplus of electvic generating capacity for Iowa fay the end of 1950 In power generating facilities he investments add up to kilowatts of new capacity By the end of this year the association said the installed capacity of elec ric generating facilities by the ompanies in Iowa will exceed 1 000000 kilowatts The survey showed further that during 1949 the total maximum demand on all companies was 728 191 kilowatts After allowing for normal increases during this year he association said there will still be a huge surplus of generating capacity in Iowa which is avail able to industries electric co operatives and other customers Harriman WillProvide Direction He May CoOrdinate Defense Labor Treasury Commerce By JOHN M HIGHTOWER Washington J5 President Truman is expected to have much tighter control over the formation of major foreign policy programs as a result of the new appoint ment he has handed to Ambassa dor W Averell Harriman As the presidents assistant for foreign officialssaid Sat urday Harriman will supply con stant white housedirectionto the creation of plans for suchimport ant projects as 1 The development of part in setting up balanced de fense forces under the North At lantic treaty 2 The organization of new for eign economic policies to follow up the European recovery program ending in 1952 Lonff Needed Secretary of State Acheson hailed the Harriman appointment at a news conference Friday as supplying a long recognized need for greater cooperation among government departments with an interest in foreign affairs Answering questions Acheson said that as specific tasks arise Harriman may coordinate the work of the defense labor treas ury and commerce departments as well as ottier agencies which figure in policy formation Acheson dwelt rat length on his long and close association with Harriman and emphasized that he warmly welcomed the white house move His words were obviously de signed to set at rest any reports which might arise of a conflict be tween him and Harriman over eign policy Achesons Successor Announcement of the new job for Harriman brought some spec ulation that the administration might have in mind grooming him as Achesons successor There was no information from official sourc es however to lend support to this idea Acheson said bothhe and the president had been keenly aware of the need for pulling together the work of government depart ments particularly in the field of foreign affairs Spy Pattern Revealed by New Arrests By JACK ADAMS Washington 3 Amer ican citizens under arrest addi tional pieces are falling into place in the jigsaw pattern of soviet wartime spying in the United States By all indications further arrests are in the offing but when and where they will come no one will say However it is known that scores of FBI agents have spent many months putting together bits of information from all sorts of sources in an effort to complete the picture What was perhaps the key piece of the spy puzzle fell into place with the arrest in London last February of Dr Klaus Fuchs a iop British atomic scientist De tained by British intelligence on hformation orginally developed ay the FBI Fuchs admitted giving the Russian atom secrets and was sent to prison for 14 years After top Gmen had inter viewed Fuchs in prison last month the bureau closed in on Harry Gold 39yearold Philadel phia chemist who had long been under FBI watch Gold admitted acting as a courier between Fuchs and soviet agents in this country during the war With the pattern taking shape he FBI this week picked up Al fred Dean Slack 44 chemist em ployed by a paint manufacturing concern at Syracuse N Y arid David Greenglass 28 former U S army sergeant of New York City 1930 Prom Held 20 Years Later Albert Let 1930 grad uating classof the local high chool finally held its junior prom Friday night 20 years late Back in 1930 dancing was sanned by this ohurchgoing Lu beran community
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