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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 24, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ndUnlted Presa Full Leas wire MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOITH IOWANS NEIGHBORS No Sign of Break in Rail Deadlock i Rock Island C G W Curtail Passenger Service at Midnight Chicaeo on 5 big midwestern and western rail roads are due to strike Sunday morning Four of the roads have announced they will not try to operate There was no Satur any break in the deadlock between the AFL Switchmens Union of North America and the carriers The 5 roads are the Chicago Rock Island and Pacific the Chi cago Great Western the Western Pacific the Great Northern and the Denver and Rio Grande West ern Francis A ONeill chairman of the national railway mediation board said late Friday that noth ing is cooking in the boards at tempts to bring about a postpone ment compromise or settlement ofthe dispute He said the board was in telephonic communication with both sides Great Northern Ready All the railroads except the Great Northern have said theyll quit rolling if the switchmen leave their posts at 6 a m local time Sunday In San Francisco a spokesman for the GN said that all but 60 of their switchmen be longed to another union and the line would be able to carry on The strike was called to enforce the unions demand for a 40 hour week with 48 hours pay A fact finding board appointed by Presi dent Truman recommended the 48 hour week be slashed to 40 with an 18 cent hourly increase in pay The union said this would cut members takehome pay In addition to Sundays strike there are these added factors in the nations rail picture On July 15 the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and the Order of Railway Conductors may strike By that time all the legal require ments for cooling off under fed eral statutes will have been ful filled These 2 unions also disagree with wage and hour findings of a presidential board July 11 is a possible walkout date set by the Pullman conduc tors division of the conductors order May Delay Strike In this case the actual walkout may be delayed while the dis agreement is probed by a presi dential board A 60 day delay would auto matically come into effect if the president appointed factfinders The Pullman men want a reduc tion of the work month from 225 hours to 210 hours without loss of some changes in work ing regulations Back pay claims is the main issue in a dispute between the New York Central system and the Brotherhood of Locomotive En gineers Order of Railway Con ductorst Brotherhood of Loco motive Firemens and Enginemen and Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen They have threatened a strike on the NYC east of Buffalo But a spokesman for 1 of the unions said Friday they plan no strike for at least 60 days In Mason City the 2 railways affected switchmens strike the Rock Island and Chicago Great Western announce that all pas senger train service will be dis continued until further notice be ginning at a m Sunday According to a bulletin received by the Great Western officials here from headquarters there will also be no more freight service after a m Sunday The bulletin read C G W railway embargoes all carload and carload traf fic destined to or by way of C G W railway company consigned or to be reconsigned to or in tended for any destination which will not permit a rival and spotting at consignees place of business or delivery to connect ing lines prior to a m June 25 Shipments in transit will not be accepted The Rock Island lines stated that there would be no acceptance of carloads or less than carloads after 6 a m Sunday Layoff Affects 4500 Employes Des Moines 4 000 and 5000 railroad employes in Iowa will not go to work Sun day if the scheduled strike of AFL switchmen goes into effect at 6 a m Sunday The strike has been called against 5 railroads 2 of which op erate in Iowa These are the Rock Island which has more miles of track in Iowa than in any other state and the Great Western Directly affected by strike would be between 300 Rock Island switchmen and a less number on the Great Western However both lines plan to shut down completely if the strike is called thus leaving 4000 to 5 000 employes idle semitrailer trucks have been hired by the Des Moines poctoilice to handle mail as one MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 24 1950 LISTS TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR HUBBY MiV Lois Backer 23displays a list of Ten Command ments which she says her husband Richard 28 must agree to keep if they are to effect a reconciliation The list willbe sprung on her husband next week in Chicago when Circuit Court Judge Daniel A Roberts who is trying to reconcile the couple ordered them to appear before him step in preparation for the striike B F Dewey district 10 super intendent of postal transportation said the trucks would be used to get mail to towns which are served alone by one of the struck lines He said the service will1 have to be on a 1pickupahddeliverya day basis Postmaster EdithJohnson urged hat first classmail and small parcel post packages be sent air mail whenever possible starting Sunday W H Weik assistant general passenger agent for the Rock Is land in Des Moines said the rail road would keep its stations open if the strike becomes effective He said the railroad would as sist persons who want to exchange tickets for other lines A freight embargo on both lines went into effect Friday noon The ast Rock Island passenger trains are scheduled to arrive at Des Moines a m a m and a mSunday and will te up icre The Rock Island Chicago o Los Angeles Imperial started ts last run Friday The Golden State streamliners will make their last runs to and from the west oast Saturday TicketAgent E W Carlson said he 2 Great Western passenger trains serving Des Moines daily are not expected to make their runs Saturday night and Sunday morning The 2 are a p m northbound and a a m southbound Ticket agents in Des Moines said many persons with Sunday have called to change hem to an earlier departure date so they can beat the strike dead line At Oelwein approximately 750 imployes of the Great Western in hat area have been notified that heir jobs will be abolished if the railroad strike goes into effect Grocer Leaves Large Estate New Hampton The inventory In the estate of Joseph H Smith 57 former New Hampton grocer was filed Saturday and listed a total of with debts esti mated at Mr Smith who died May 31 aequeathed to a brother Charles E Smith St Paul Minn a 200 acre farm in Chickasaw county valued at to 2 nephews James E Roark 16 Mason City and Charles F Roark 20 Calmar a 300 acre farm in Chickasaw county valued at each to theRev L J Holmberg formerly of Lawler for masses and Mrs Albena Rethemel his lousekeeper Mrs John Burgart Sew Hampton his home valued at 8500 a sister Mrs Roceil Camp bell St Paul Minn a house in Hampton valued at his brother and 2 sisters Mrs Campbell and Mrs A J McCar ville of Wilmington Del will share equally in personal property which includes in bank deposits Mr Smith was a widower Collision Claims 4th Life Another Remains Critical Independence JP The 2car ollision 7 miles south of here last Wednesday claimed its 4th ife Saturday Cecil Clayton 75 of Indepen dence died in a hospital here Sat urday morning Two of his sisters Miss L Grace Clayton 69 and Mrs Althea Hand 71 both of Independence and Mrs Minnie Glaza 81 of Dubuque also died in the crash Another brother of Claytons Roger Clayton 73 remains in a critical condition Hickenlooper May Act on Pike Nomination Des Moines Hick enlooper RIowa has Iowa po litical circles wondering what hes going to do about the chairman ship of the atomic energy commis sion News dispatches from Washing ton yesterday quoted Sen Mc Mahon chairman of the senate atomic energy commit tee as saying Hickenlooper had asked a hearing on reappointment of Sumner T Pike of Maine as AEC chairman Three other nominees to the commission got senate committee approval for new terms Hickenlooper was keeping his thoughts on the Pike appointment pretty much to himself He said he had not announced his personal position on the Pike appointment and made it obvious he did not intend to do so at this time He said he would be in Wash ington for the hearing Tuesday Hickenloopercharged that form er AEC Chairman David Lilienthal was guilty of incredible misman agement and then conducted an investigation of AEC Pike has been acting chairman of AEC since Lilienthal resigned The senator said he had come to Iowa to attend a rural elec trification administration function at Cedar Rapids Saturday and would attend the Spencer rodeo Sunday He will leave for Wash ington Monday night U S Mexico End Reciprocal Trade Pact Washington IP The United States ana Mexico are ending their reciprocal trade agreement on Dec 31 1950 This is an event of much economicimportance be cause it means higher U S tariffs on imports not only from Mexico but a number of other countries as well Major repercussions will be felt in oil and lead Officials said the cancellation 104 cents a barrel to 21 tar iffs on about half the oil imported into this country This includes oil from Venezu ela the middle east and other areas as well as Mexico Tariffs also will be doubled on lead from Canada Peru and Aus tralia as well as Mexico it was explained The effect also may be some price increases in the United States on a range of goods from toys to oil GARFIELD REPLACES BLISS Des Moines T G Garfield of Ames will be chief justice of the Iowa supreme court for a 6month period beginning July 1 He succeeds Justice W L Bliss of Mason City The position of chief justice is rotated among the 9 justices every 6 months SAME Black flat U 34 Paper Consists of Two No 221 French Cabinet Falls Blow to Steel Pool Seen By PRESTON GROVER Paris government of Premier Georges Bidault fell Sat urday on an issue of confidence The defeatcame in the midst oJ a portentous European coalstee pool conference in which France has takenthe lead Some observ ers said the cabinets fall may be a blow to those negotiations However Foreign Minister Rob ert Schuman father of the Schu man plan for industrial coopera tion remains a prime candidate to retain the foreign ministry in any succeeding government un less his own party Bidaults pop II I I A ular republican ides against it movement de tober The Former Premier Henri Queuille radical socialist moderate whose government holds the postwar en durance record in France months be the choice to take the premiership Bidault succeeded him in office last Oc QKO against Bidault was 352 to 230 His own MRP and the radical socialists supported him against combined opposition of so cialists communists and the ex treme right wing De Gaullists The vote was on a question which ordinarily would be a min or domestic issue The govern ment opposed a socialist demand for wage increases under a rul ing forbidding such appropriations without providing special funds Bidault made it a broad issue of confidence in the whole gov ernment and the policies of the oalition cabinet The socialists heretofore have supported the co alition without joining it in the cabinet The net result of Saturdays vote may be new general elec tions in France this year instead of the regularly scheduled ones in 1951 t A foreign ministry spokesman said that despite the fall of the cabinet a meeting of the 6 dele gations discussing the coalsteel pool plan would be held today Schuman remains foreign minis er until a new cabinet is formed The 6 nations are expected to re cess their talks briefly Sunday and to return to their respective capitals for further instructions Johnson Would Keep Yokosuka Tokyo Secretary Johnson expressed support for Jnited States retention of the big Yokosuka naval base after any Deace settlement with Japan au thoritative sources said Saturday The future of American military jases has been a major issue in vital talks this week on U S se curity by Johnson General Mac Arthur State Department Adviser John Foster Dulles and General Bradley chairman of the joint chiefs of staff conferred with MacAr hur again Saturday on the peace treaty question but details were not disclosed It was their 2nd meeting in 3 days Butler County Population Up census for Butler rounty shows 8120 for 1950 com pared with 7877 in 1940 Greene has a population of 1336 for 1950 1303 for 1940 Parkers burg 1295 for 1950 1260 for 1940 Clarksville 1207 for 1950 1240 for 1940 Shell Rock 1004 for 1950 925 for 1940 Allison 767 for 1950 708 for 1940 Aplington 702 for 1950 588 for 1940 New Hart ford 583 for 1950 548 for 1940 Confessed Murderer Is Returned W Orville Anderson confessed murderer of his 6 year old son oh June 20 1931 is back in the Cerro Gordo county jail after spending 19 years in the hospital for the criminally insane at the Anamosa state reformatory He was returned here after hav ing been judged sane by a board of psychiatrists Now he must stand trial for murder according to County Attorney James R brown M L Mason was appointed Fri day by Judge William P Butler to act as attorney for Anderson at the countys expense since the accused man has no funds The county attorney said that it is likely Anderson will remain in jail throughout the summer since fie must have a jury trial accord ing to law and no jury is avail able until September Anderson was held in jail for a week after the boys body was found before he admitted to offi cers that he had killed the lad be cause the voice of God told him to He admitted throwing the body into the Winnebago river from a 30 footcliff in back of his home at 1430 Carolina N E Northwest Airliner Is Believed Found in Lake by US Search Craft Election Held at Girls State Grimiell Fiedler of Davenport is the new governor of 1950 Iowa Girls State She rode to victory at the crest of a nationalist party landslide in the election Friday She polled only 4 votes more than her fed eralist party opponent Jo Anne Sathman of Hampton but her na ionalist party mates swept all but 2 of the state offices outside the legislature The new governor is 16 years old She is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Carl M Fiedler of Davenport and will be a senior in high school next fall Bonnie Bean Clinton another nationalist was elected lieutenant overnor State officials elected on the nationalist ticket are Carol Ann Wright Jefferson secretary of state Delphine OToole Musca ine auditor Ardis Smith Ireton Teasurer June Buckley Forest ity attorney general and Pat Ruthven secretary of ag riculture Mary Jo Iverson Calmar elected superintendent of public instruc ion was the lone successful fed eralist candidate for a state post On the commerce commission 2 nationalists Peggy Kepso At antic and Joan Whalen Galva and Federalist Marilyn Ratcliff 3ouds were favored at the ballot 3OX Iowa Supreme Court Justice T j Garfield Ames administered he oaths of office to the governor and lieutenant governor at Fri day evenings inauguration Other officers elected include he following North lowans Karen Helgason Clarion audi or nationalist Nancy Peterson Osage sheriff and Ida OKula Cresco county attorney federal sts Barbara Meyer Dows senator nationalist Kay Henning Deco nationalist Viola Hansmeier Crystal Lake Carol Carlson Ma onCity and Florence Pruessner Rudd federalists Raptds Breakwate JEvansfon CHICAGO Gary 0 STATUTE MIKES BATTIE CREEK INDIANA v Ft WHERE PLANE WRECKAGE WAS indicates point 9 miles from Milwaukees north bieakwa ter light where Coast Guard said Saturday plane wreckage had been sighted Take Your Choice Ball of Fire Startles South Called Meteor Flying Saucer Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cool Satur day night Sunday partly cloudy and cooler with showers likely Low Saturday night 65 high Sunday 78 Mostly cloudy with occa sional showers and thunder storms Saturday night and Sun day Continued warm and hu mid except cooler northwest portion Sunday Lows Saturday night 65 to 70 Highs Sunday 78 northwest 85 to 88 southeast Lows Sunday 65 to 70 Condi tions favorable for more thun dershowers Monday Highs in the 80s Partly cloudy cooler and less humid Tuesday Minnesota Partly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday with scattered thundershowers in ex treme south Saturday night and Sunday Cooler Saturday and in south and extreme east por Jipns Sunday Low Saturday night 45 northwest 60 southeast High Sunday 65 northwest 75 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 87 63 68 01 83 63 Life Terms Handed Mrs Gavle Nobles Albert Lea Judge Martin A Nelson Saturday im posed mandatory life prison sen tences on Mrs Viola Gavle and the farmhand lover who helped her kill the wrong man in a plot to do away with her husband However the court delayed ex ecution of Mrs Gavles sentence until Sept 2 and that of 44year old Lawrence Nobles until July 11 Attorneys for both indicated they may appeal for a new trial Nobles appeared calm when sen tenced Mrs Gavle standing at the side of her husband cried as sentence was imposed Later however she smiled as she left the courtroom Loveland Assured of Gillette Help Des Moines IP Albert J Loveland Iowa democratic can didate for U S senator says he has assurance that Senator Guy Gillette will help him every way possible to the senate seat win The democratic candidate said there was no division between him and Gillette on the Brannan farm plan I favor it Gillette has an open mind about it Loveland said He said Gillette planned to make at least 1 campaign speech for Loveland in each of the 8 congressional districts Gillette has described the Bran nan plan as a good trick if it can be done By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A ball of fire flashed across thj southern sky as the sun sank Fri day night trailing a streamer o flame and startling thousands Or did it Was it just a speed ing plane with the suns last red and gold rays playing tricks with its vapor trail Was it a real ball of fire a meteor Or was it could it have flying saucer What direction did it travel Take your choice east to west or south to east And where did it land If it was a jet plane at El Paso Texas if a meteor perhaps in the swamps of Louisiana Ormaybe there was a meteor as well as a jet Here are the known facts A brilliant light variously described as a fire ball and a fiery streak was seen from Montgomery Ala to Fort Worth Tex at about p m A ship 350 miles at sea from Galveston Tex saw it A similar flash was seen an hour earlier at Natchez Miss and about 20 minutes later at Abilene Tex Duringjthis period a jet plane was whizzing over the south on a course from Langley Field Va to El Paso Nevertheless a Fort Worth ama teur didnt see the flashbut painstakingly tried to trace he would be al most willing to stake my reputa tion that it wasnt a jet plane sighted tonight Astronomer Oscar Monnig said he made telephone checks of the fire balls trajectory at Monroe and Lake Charles La and at Houston Tex All these he said indicated that the phenomenon was traveling southeast Most re ports said it was moving west The meteor was the sort that leaves a sustained dust tfail usually visible for a radius of 300 He the the to 350 Monnig said figured the fiery streak appearance was caused of by COW UNDAMAGED Indianapolis A stray cow showed up on a main thorough fare near the stock yards Friday night Before the police could corral the animal 5 automobiles hit it She wasnt hurt suns reflection on the dust Because a Lake Charles radio man sighted the object directly overhead Monnig assumed the meteor fell somewhere in the swampy coastal country south of Lake Charles The weather bureau at Moist ant International Airport in New Orleans said there were theories that the fire ball was either the tailend of a comet or the vapor trail of a highflying aircraft At Abilene a CAA communi cator talked to the westward speeding jet at the same time a brilliant light flared there He suggested it probably was the suns reflection on the plane But when Lt James Bryant of Roswell N Mex landed at El Pasos Biggs air force base he said the talk about weird lights the sky left him in the dark Bryant said he didnt see anything unusual between Lang ley and Biggs Presumably he would have been in a good spot to see a meteor if any Bryant talked to a reporter only after Biggs Field had said in formation on the jets flight was secret then switched signals The lieutenant didnt believe his plane had left a vapor trail as it sped along at 40000 feet If it had he conceded the suns reflection could have given a fiery illu sion Doctor David V Guthrie di rector of the Louisiana State uni versity astronomical observatory was sure it was a meteor But like Monnig he hadnt seen it At Austin Tex A X James arr airlines agent said he saw the flash and shimmering it ap peared and disappeared like it was going into another dimension It was unearthly he said So what was it Take your choice 5 Inch Rain Hits New Hampton New Hampton esti mated 5 inches of rain fell in this vicinity Friday night and highway 63 was under water in 7 places Saturday Waters from the heavy rain washed out a bridge on a Chicka saw county road 5 miles southwest of here Norhert Heitman 18 drove into the washout and was swept down stream However he grabbed a telephone pole and saved him self The chicken brooder house on the Elmer Hassen farm was swept 200 feet by flood waters Mr and Mrs Hassen were in the brooder house but were not injured Mary Goebel 12 wasstruck by lightning while standing in a barn on her parents farm 3 miles west of here She was hit below the knees and her condition was de scribed as good 58 Aboard Is Nations Worst Crash Milwaukee of a big Northwest airliner missing with 58 persons aboard was be lieved found Saturday in Lake Michigan A naval reserve officer reported finding what tie believed to bo unmistakable traces of the 4en gine Air Coach plane near Mil waukee Find Oil Bubblinr Nearly 12 hours afterthe pacityladen DC4 last reported its position over the eastern edge of the lakes a coast guard destroyer escort found oil bubbling to the surface Capt George Parkinson whose craft the U S SDaniel AJoy found the oil bubbles miles east of South Milwaukee of paper were floatingvto the sur face with the oil The water 66 feet deep was too murky to permit a view ofr what lay under its surfaceBut prep arations were made to send a diver to the lake bottom If all aboard the DC4 four engine air coach are lost it will be themost disastrous crash in U S commercial aviation history The plane was enroute New York to the Pacific Northwest A gigantic air and surface search net was thrown out from both east and west shores of Lake Michigan Fogs clinging to the surface of the water hampered early morn ing searchers Crew pf 3 There was a crew of 3 aboard the craft The skipper was Robert Lind 35 of Hopkins Minn Co pilot was Vern F Wolfe 35 of Minneapolis Stewardess Bonnie Ann Feldman 25 of St Paul com pleted the crew roster The night plane reported its position at p in GST At Minneapolis the civil aeronautics authority said Capt told them he was over the eastern edge of Lake Michigan at the time Jj He asked permission to descend from 3500 feet to 2500 feet The CAA denied the request because there was too much traffic at that altitude already The CAA said Gapt Lind did not mention storm conditions Sec tions of west Michigan however were lashed by electricalstorms at about midnightWinds of gale force slashed through the region flight 2501 left La Guardia Field in New York at p m EST and was due at Minneapolis at 123 a ml CST on a nonstop run NWA officials in Seattle said among the 55 pas sengers 11 were bound for Spok ane 8 for Seattle and 2 for Port land Ore STEWARDESS Bonnie Ann Feldman 25 of St Paul was stewardess on the NWA passenger plane which it missingwith 58 persons aboard VFW Requests Legislature Change Cedar Rapids alling reapportionment of seats m the Iowa state legislature and abolishment of sifting committees n each house were approved at the state VFW convention Satur day There were among 53 resolu Jons passed by the convention About 1300 delegates are attend ng the sessions of the VFW and ts auxiliary It closes Sunday with elections v Turned down was a resolution roposing a tax between and 25 a year on Iowa farms of more ban 240 acres Its sponsors said hat many farms were becoming oo big to be operated efficiently nd properly Former lowan Among Missing Burlington Archibald Cardie 52 Minneapolis physician listed as a passenger on the North west airliner missing over Lake Michigan is a former resident oJ Burlington He is the son of the late Dr Archibald Cardie one time pastor of First Presbyterian church here The Minneapolis doctors mother Mrs Archibald Cardie and a sis ter Margaret who teaches school still live here V Methodists Set Minimum Scale Fort Dodre UR The North Iowa conference of the Methodist church Friday for the first time in conference histjfty approved minimum pay for itspastorg Conference delegates approved minimums of a year for pastors without dependents and 2400 a year for those with de pendents