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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 20, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THl NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL JLVI Agree to End L A Transit Walkout Bakers Strike Effective in 5 West Coast Cities By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A tentative agreement was reached early Tuesday in the crippling 4day Los Angeles tran sit strike If union members okay the agreement terms of which were not announced streetcars and buses will begin rolling in the west coast city early Wednes day morning In Pittsburgh negotiators in the citys 11dayold milk strike broke off their conferences early Tues day and union men went off to hammer out a proposal which might settle the dispute But in 5 west cbast cities a strike of bakers continued Pittsburghs mayor David L Lawrence said the 2 sides in the milk strike which has affected de livery to 2300000 persons in 7 western Pennsylvania counties are surprisingly close together Windows Smashed Window smashing and other violence has marked the walkout of 3200 AFL milkdrivers and deal ers The milkmen want a 5day 40hour work week instead of the present frday 48hour week with no redaction in pay The Greater Pittsburgh Milk Dealers associ ation has offered a 5i day work week with pay for 48 hours The drivers also want a daily minimum guarantee of in stead of the present The dealers have offered Jack E Davis dealers spokes man asked the union men Tues day for a proposal which the union would be willing to submit to its members for possible settlement of the strike Harry A Tevis local drivers president withdrew with his com mittee to work out such a pro posal In Los Angeles Portland Ore Seattle Bremerton and Everett Wash 3100 AFL bakers remained away from their ovens for the 2nd day Their walkout affected about 90 per cent of the wholesale bak ing in the cities Want 5Day Week The breadmakers want a 5day S5 hoiirweek at the1 pay tiiey are now collecting for a 40 hour week Los Angeles strike left 1000000 local commuters plus 200000 visit ing Shriners without public trans portation The AFL Amalgamated Associ ation of Street Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employes wants a 20 cent an hour wage hike over the current an hour The Los Angeles Transit Lines offered a 4 cent boost and theunion men turned it down Six Santa Fe Railroad men were hurt in strike disorders in Okla homa City A nonunion engineer took a locomotive through a pick et line at the strike bound Capitol Steel and Iron company there Fighting broke out the 2nd time in a week In New York City the Ameri can Newspaper Guild s t r ik e against the WorldTelegram and Sun entered its 2nd week New contract and wage talks were scheduled for Tuesday by the fed eral mediation service AMOcUted PIKSM and United Pres Full Lease Wires Five Cents Postmasters Support Cut Clear Lake Woman Named Official Davenport of officers and adoption of a resolu tion unanimously supporting the recent curtailment order issued by the postmaster general featured the closing sessions of the annual convention of the Iowa Postmas ters Association in Davenport Tuesday Officers who will serve for an other year are William F Gaddis Lovilia president Estelle M Bur roughs Albion secretarytreasur er Rex C Severt Wellman Earl P Patten Danbury Rose A Stal der Nodaway and Albert N Kloser North Buena Vista vice presidents Mary D Carroll Clear Lake membership chairman and Lee E Finders Oelwein Harry J Gleason Sioux City and Gladys M Heiland Panora executive committee Miss Edith M John son Des Moines was elected to the executive committee to re place Mrs M Ruth Neumann What Cheer and Eugene J Halli gan Davenport was added to that body The resolution supporting the curtailment order pointed out that us a sequel to it the postmaster general and thousands of em ployes under him have been un duly criticized and that certain Interests have seen fit through public utterance and printec statements to confuse the Ameri can public regarding the true facts These malicious statements the resolution added have caused unwarranted criticism The cur tailment order it emphasized will result in a real savings to the tax payer without material impair ment of service MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 20 1950 HOME EDITION uiuir This Paper of Two m E tord E D Barff left director of British information services are being welcomed to Mason City by Ernest Kuhn of the Hotel Hanford former manager of the Tavern club Sees End of British EGA Need Consul Notes Increases in Production By THOR J JENSEN GlobeGazette Staff Writer The British consul general in Chicago sees an end by 1952 to Britains need of Marshall funds Britain is winning its battle of the dollar gap said Berkeley Gage consul general and Staf ford E D Barff director of the British Information services in Chicago in an interview here Tuesday They pointed out that Britains exports during the last 3 months are 70 per cent higher than pre war years industrial production 35 per cent above the best pre BRITISH TREASURY REFLECTS PROGRESS London and dol lars jingled into Britains treas ury at a record postwar rate in the 2nd quarter of 1950 re flecting steady progress towards recovery reliable sources said Tuesday Informants in touch with the treasury predicted the total gold and belong not only to Britain but the whole sterling top 300000000 This would repre sent a rise of around 000 biggest single quarterly jump since the war The total would easily top the minimum safety level of which the gov ernment set itself in 1948 It also would show that the ster ling area the 2nd successive quarter has earned more dol lars than it has spent Britains gold and dollar re serves which stood at 000000 on March 31 1948 had sagged to about twothirds that amount at the time of pound devaluation last September Since then they have risen steadily By the end of 1949 they had moved up to In the first 3 months of this year they jumped to war years and a million sur plus in trade with other nations of the sterling area in the first quarter of 1950 Highest In History May exports to the United States also were the highest in history the 2 agreed All of these are hopeful steps toward bringing the need for Marshall aid to an end by 1952 said Mr Gage England occupies a critical place in economic dealings with other nations he explained when questioned concerning coopera tion with continental nations in the handling of steel and coal from the Ruhr valley The French governments pro posals are not objectionable to the British Mr Gage indicated but his government is forced to adopt a policy of waitandsee England is the banker of the sterling area it is the economic nerve center of the commonwealth and the key nation in dealings with the U S he noted Anything which upsets the economy of England has serious repercussions throughout the ster ling area he said We must pro tect the Asiatic nations in the sterling bloc from any loss of buying power in order to prevent the spread of communism Effect of Buying Power He mentioned specifically China India and Pakistan as spots where communism would thrive on any loss of buying power occasioned by economic changes in England Both the representatives of the British government are members of the Tavern club in Chicago formerly operated by Ernest Kuhn now of the Hotel Hanford and they are his guests in Mason City They were entertained at a luncheon Tuesday by the Cham ber of Commerce They arrived in Mason City at noon from Cedar Rapids and plan Pat Hurley Gets Senate Bid on Amerasia By OLIVER W DE WOLF Washington Patrick J Hurley former U S ambassador to China got a bid Tuesday from senate investigators to elaborate on his charge that the state de partment Jiad shielded officials who gave top secret doc uments to Hurley made the charge Mon day in a statement issued at Santa Fe N Mex It was linked to the 1945 Amerasia documents theft case now under investigation by a senate foreign relations subcom mittee Chairman Tydings DMd told reporters the committee would call Hurley to testify as soon as possible Senator Hickenlooper RIpwa a committee member also urged Hurleys appearance Secrecy Charged Hurley charged that the state department has for 5 years kept the people from knowing the truth about the theft of top secret docu ments by officials of the state de partment who sold or gave them to procommunists He also accused state depart ment officials both in China and in Washington of sabotaging American policy in China while he was ambassador there in 1944 and 1945 Hurley named John S Service state department foreign service officer as one of the persons who he said supplied Chinese commu nist leader Mao TseTung with secret information in 1944 Service was one of the 6 persons arrested in 1945 after federal raiders had seized hundreds of government documents in the New York offices of Amerasia maga zine He was not indicted Last March he was charged by Senator McCarthy RWis with having communist affiliations A few days later he was called back to the United States from a new assignment in India to face a fresh state department loyalty quiz Service to Appear Service who denied the Mc Carthy charge is scheduled to ap pear before the committee Thurs day to testify about the asia case He was not available for comment on Hurleys state ment The state department said it had no comment Monday night Wednesday the committee plans to take testimony from John E Peurifoy deputy undersecretary of state McCarthy charged in a speech last Thursday that Peuri foy made a payoff deal with a witness to protect Service in tes timony before the committee McCarthy named the witness as Emmanuel Larsen a former state department employe and a code fendant in the Amerasia case Lar sen testified before the commit tee recently behind closed doors McCarthy said that Peurifoy had promised Larsen free legal advice and loyalty clearance for another government job in return for favorable testimony about Service Peurifoy immediately denied the charge and committee aides said asked that he be given a hearing Woman Involved in Iowa Falls Bribery Returned Eldora Mae Hus ton 33 has been returned hare from Galesburg 111 to face a charge of obtaining in a confidence game Sheriff Paul E Hodgson said she is accused of taking the money from Mrs Reed Elderly of Iowa Falls to leave Wednesday for Des Moines Iowa is in the area of the Chicago consulate Mr Gage ex plained and he wishes to become acquainted in the major cities of that area Acheson Asks WorldAid Policy Okay White Sulphur Springs W Va IP Secretary of State Acheson appealed to the nations governors Tuesday to support President Tru mans program of aid for the worlds backward areas By aiding the people of under developed areas to deal with their basic problems of food health and education he said we shall be strengthening their resistance against extremism of whatever kind Acheson spoke before the state governors who have gathered for a 4day study of domestic and world problems In his prepared speech the sec retary dealt entirely with United States efforts to help strengthen the free world and maintain world peace Great Contribution The administration has advanc ed the aid to backward areas pro gram called point four after its position in President Trumans in augural address as an important factor in building peace Acheson said that while this program would be a moderate one the re sults will make a great contribu tion Congress has authorized 000000 to initiate the program but has yet to appropriate the money Acheson urged congress to give quick approval and deplored what he said were narrow isolationist attacks on the bill The effect of these attacks he said has been to obscure the basic elements of selfhelp in the program and to obscure the fact that it deals with fundamental problems of community life health sanitation and agriculture Duff Inquires Gpv James H Duff of Pennsyl vania told a reporter in advance of Achesons talk that he hoped to find out what the Truman ad ministration proposes to do about halting the advance of commu nism in Asia Duff is a republican candidate for the senate this fall Achesons point four discus sion did not go into this broad question Phone Wage Pact Signed New York wage agree ment was signed Tuesday by the long lines department of the American Telephone and Tele gram company and Division 10 CIO Communications Workers of America a company spokesman announced If ratified it will affect 20000 members in 40 states The spokesman said the agree ment provides no general wage increase However he said it does provide a shortening of the wage progression schedule The long lines negotiations has been one of the kay wage disputes in the nationwide telephone labor situation A telephone strike had been threatened but it was post poned indefinitely last April 25 Workers affected are long dis tance operators plant central office craftsmen outside mainte nance and construction workers and clerical workers SAME Blank meani trafflo death put U 6 Nations Open Steel Pool Talks By CARTER L DAVIDSON Paris western Euro pean nations opened a historic conference Tuesday aimed at pooling their coal and steel pro duction French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman father of the plan told the delegates the ul timate aim was to abolish war from the continent of Europe Britain remained on the side lines although she will be kept informed of what goes on in the elaborate Salon de LHorloge clock room of the French for eign ministry There was some talk that the British were com ing around to the view that the advantages of joining the plan might outweigh the disadvantages Schuman said he hoped Britain eventually would join Schuman told delegates of France western Germany Bel gium Italy the Netherlands and Luxembourg that there would be great political benefits in a plan which stems from a FrenchGer man understanding It is our desire to associate in a common and permanent work of peace 2 nations which for cen turies have fought one another in bloody conflicts the French for eign minister said By welding Germany and France together in this common effort Schuman said the nations would provide the certainty thus to banish from our European community a latent cause of trouble suspicion and anguish On this basis theft the nations could erect a solid European ed ifice accessible to all nations of good will 24 Counties Show Decline By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Of the 43 Iowa counties in which the 1950 census has been completed 24 show a decline in population since 1940 In some cases the decline was fewer than 100 persons The county figures completed represent less than half of the states 99 counties and some of the larger ones are not included Linn is the only county so far re porting to have a population of over100000 When the 1940 census was taken only 2 Iowa counties had more than 100000 persons They were Polk and Woodbury Neither of these counties has announced its 1950 census total yet In Linn county 103604 persons were counted this year compared with 89142 in 1940 An Associated Press compilation showed than Van Buren county dropped from 12053 in 1940 to 10894 this year Keokuk from 18 406 to 16757 Monona from 18 238 to 16287 Marion from 27 019 to 25880 Franklin from 16 379 to 16287 and AUamakee from 17184 to 16353 Other counties which have re ported declines are Calhoun Aud ubon Hancock Benton Humboldt Louisa Clarke Union Cedar Washington Cass Page Mills Appanoose Iowa Jefferson Jack son and Jones None of the figures is official yet Bahn Evidence Shows 4 Murders Then Suicide Schuyler Nebr ff Mild Mannered Henry F Bahns 49 beat to death his wife and their 3 children as they slept then drowned himself a cor oners jury ruled Tuesday We found no motive what soever County Attorney L L Pospishil acting as coroner reported He must have just cracked Lehigh Nebi tors dug into Henry F Bahns family history Monday to learn why he apparently bludgeoned to death his wife and 3 of their chil dren and then leaped to his death in a well County Attorney Lloyd Pospo shil said all evidence indicated that the middleaged tenant farm er went on a murderous rampage Monday Bahns often was moody and melancholy Posposhil said and may have brooded over a broth ers suicide and the fact that an uncle once wiped out his whole family in a murdersuicide case The battered bodies of Mrs Bahns a son Eldon 20 and 2 daughters Helen 8 and Ardis 14 were found by another son They had been bludgeoned with a sledgehammer in separate bed rooms and there were no signs of resistance The murder weapon was found near the home Searchers found Bahns body in the well a few hours later The county attorney said there was little water in the well and the cause of Bahns1 death was not de termined immediately Were taking every precaution and considering the possibility that Bahns might have been pushed into the well Posposhil said But all evidence now indicates he committed the crimes and then took his own life T Hungary Offers to Swop Vogeier American Held as Spy for a Crown AP Wlrephoto CROWN OF ST STEFAN DEMANDED AS Hungary is demanding the ancient crown of St Stefan above for Robert A Vogeier imprisoned American businessman it is learned in Vienna Austria The cross on the peak of the crown has been slightly askew ever since the crown was buried in the palace grounds at Bud apest during the revolution of 1848 British Freighter Explodes in Red Sea 74 Killed or Missing as Hull Disappears Alexandria Egypt British freighter laden with explosives blew up in the Red sea Monday night and mos of its 74 British and Indian crewmen were killed or are missing and presumed dead Unconfirmed reports said the ship was blown to bits and the hull disappeared immediately The first news of the 300 miles south of the Suez ca nal came Monday n i g h t in a radio message from the 7161ton Canadian steamer Lake Chilli wack It said British steamer Indian Enter prise exploded Proceeding to scene All ships in vicinity keep sharp lookout for survivors Maritime control officials here said the SS Esperance not fur ther identified had picked up survivor A message intercepted from a ship with the call signal VG said Survivors alive but burned on hands and back and still scream ing A ship identified here as the H Westfal Larsen said it had picked up 1 survivor A spokesman for Cory Bros agents for the Indian Enterprise said 74 British and Indian crew men were aboard The ship one of a fleet of 8 vessels owned by the British India Steamship Co of Calcutta cleared the Suez ca nal Sunday June 2 It left London Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night about 53 High Wednesday in low 70s Iowa Cloudy with showers in south and east portions Tues day night and in east portion Wednesday Not much change in temperature Low Tuesday night 50 to 55 north 55 to 60 south High Wednesday 70 to 72 but lower in some persistent show er areas Northerly winds 15 MPH Wednesday Further out look Clearing slowly Thursday preceded by showers in south east Temperatures Thursday will range from morning lows of 53 to 58 to afternoon highs of 70 to 75 Partly cloudy Friday Minnesota Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday chances of showers extreme southeast Tuesday night Cooler entire state Tuesday night and ex treme south Wednesday Low Tuesday night ranging from 35 40 with frost likely in extreme north to around 50 extreme south High Wednesday 60 north to 68 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette for the 24 hours Tuesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum weather statistics ending at 8 a m 77 53 63 89 70 Judy Garland Cuts Throat Over Troubles Hollywood JP Judy Garland cut her throat in a fit of anguish her studio disclosed Tuesday The wound is not serious After Miss Garlands husband Vincent Minelli earlier denied such a report Ralph Wheelwright studio publicity aide made the following statement to reporters who gathered at the distraughl actress palatial mansion on Sun set boulevard Miss Garland was in confer ence last night at about 6 oclock at 8850 Evansview drive another house of Miss Garlands with her husband Vincent Minelli her bus iness manager Carlton Alsop and her secretary Myrtle Tully They were discussing Miss Garlands future At one point in the dis cussion Miss Garland who has been under strain and ill became very despondent and hysterical and rushed from the living room through the bedroom and into the bathroom locking the door behind her She broke a drinkin glass and with the broken glass made a superficial laceration on her throat Minelli got her to open the door and she was immediately very repentant and weeping They sent for Dr Francis Ballard who treated the wound He said it wa very minor and attributed it to an impulsive hysterical act Miss Garland is now resting under her doctors care She is asleep I saw her and she has a slight bandage on her neck No stitches were taken She is not to be disturbed and no pictures will be taken Wheelwright explained that Miss Garland was suspended by MGM for not reporting to a rehearsal with Fred Astaire for a forthcom ing picture She still is on suspen sion he added The 27year r old suspended by MGM Judy was last week for failing to report on a picture Friends said she took the news badly It was the climax of long troubles with the studio DIES ON TRACTOR 1 Harlan Herman Kenkel 51 Portsmouth farmer was killed Monday when the tractor he was riding was struck by a Milwaukee passenger train after the tractor stalled on the tracks on KenkeFs farm Expect Release of Accused in Few Weeks By G K HODENFIELD Vienna Austria AP Communist ruled Hungary has offered to swap impris oned American businessman Kobert A Vogeier for one of her most venerated religious relics the alliedheld crown of St Stefan it was learned here Tuesday Reliable sources said progress of negotiations between the U S and Hungary indicated Vogeier sentenced to 15 years imprison ment last Feb 21 for spying and sabotage might be released with in a few weeks The crown which dates back to Hungarys llth century King Stefan I was taken from Hungary by the nazis and found by Amer ican troops in Germany It was last reported held by the western allies in 1947 at Wiesbaden in western Germany The United States reportedly at Vatican urging has refused re peated demands by Hungarys red government for the crown Only Ransom Named Return of the crown the sources here saidwas the only ransom price set for Vogeier by the Hun garians Many Hungarians attribute mir aculous powers to the crown and believe that no government holds power legitimately unless it has possession of the relic The famous crown was given by Pope Silvester in 1001 to Stefan Hungarys 1st title was Apostolic converting the Hungarians to Christianity Sources here added that no de mands were made for either re opening pf Hungarian consulates in New York and Cleveland or for repeal of the U S ban on Ameri can travel in Hungary The U S ordered the consulate closures and the travel ban after Vogelers con viction by a Hungarian peoples court The 39yearold Vogeier was an executive and roving European representative for the Internation al Telephone Telegraph Co His British associate Edgar Sanders was convicted with him and sen tenced to 13 years in prison Expects Good News Vogelers beautiful Belgianborn wife who has waged a continuous campaign for her husbands free dom said about 2 weeks ago she had been told things are moving along nicely and we may have some good news for you soon but dont get your hopes up The United States almost 5 years ago returned to the Hungarians another highlyprized relicof the kingsaint his embalmed hand Its return in August 1945 before the communists seized power and just in time for the annual St Stefans day observance touched off one of the greatest celebrations in the countrys postwar history Josef Cardinal Mindszenty Hun garys Roman Catholic primate now serving a life sentence for treason was charged by the com munist government with urging the Americans to release St Stef ans crown only to the Vatican The archbishop of New York Francis Cardinal Spellman said at the time that Mindszenty had asked him to help keep the crown out ofcommunist hands Cardinal Spellman asked the war depart ment to take every possible care of the relic which he said was an object of great veneration among the Hungarian people Bumpy Auto Ride Over Railroad Ends in Jail Webster City brief ride down what must have been a bumpy road ended in a headon collision of a car and train and landed Carol A lies in jail Police said they saw lies turn from a crossing on to the Illinois Central railroad tracks Monday and drive 300 feet over ties until his car collided with the approach ing train The train pushed car 75 feet before coming to a stop lies uninjured pleaded inno cent at a preliminary hearing on a charge of driving while intox icated Grahf Prepares for Iowa Guard Camp Moines Brig Gen harles H Grahl Iowa national guard adjutant general says an advance detail of 13 men will go to Fort Leonard Wood Mo June 2530 to prepare for the an nual guard encampment The annual encampment will e July 30Aug 13 About 5500 Iowa national guardsmen are to attend   

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