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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 29, 1950, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME si CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy ORANGEBOWL QUEEN VanWagoner 23yearold airlines stewardess Wednesday night was named 1950 Orange Bowl queen Shown with her is Colleen Townsend movie actress Miss VanWagoners home is in Salt Lake City Utah Earthquake Rocks Luzon Island Buildings Damaged Manila A heavy earthquake shook Luzon main island of the Philippines for minutes today Damage to many buildingswas reported Large cracks appeared in some of tallest structures Isabela province on the north east coast was reported hardest hit with sea waves and land slides The Manila Bulletin MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 29 1949 corres pondent said the shock was rated at intensity 7 there That is the 3rd heaviest on the earth Quake scale An unidentified woman was drowned by the seismic sea waves at the town of Mercedes A boat with 8 passengers capsized neat the Malalan ferry but all were reported saved In the town of Naguilian about 250 miles northwest of Manila a jeep was reported to have been swallowed up by a fissure in the earth Several nearby towns were isolated by landslides The national Red Cross reported several fissures spewed black water in the town of Ilagan Isa bela province capital 275 miles northeast of Manila The Catho lic church there was badly dam aged In Cabanatuan 70 miles north of Manila several women and children were reported injured in a stampede in a movie theater Throughout the 500mile length of Luzon almost every able bodied person fled into the open for safety Aged Man Dies in Hotel Fire Hazelton James Netcott 84 died in a fire late Wednesday night at a rooming house known as the old Hazelton hotel where he lived Four other families were routed from the house by the fire but damage to the building was only minor Buchanan county Coroner Fay Ruff corn said Netcott died from suffocation Milwaukee Road Traffic Resumed Monona IP Normal traffic has been resumed past the site of a freight train collision Wednes day in which one trainman was killed and 2 injured R F Hambright 25 of Austin Minn was killed wien buried be neath coal as the locomotive of an eastbound Milwaukee train side swiped a westbound freight the rear end of which was projecting from a siding into the eastbound trains route a road official said The eastbound freights engi neer Albert Rakow 54 of Mar quette Iowa and Fireman V Har rington 26 of Austin Minn were hospitalized at Postville Their in juries were not believed to be seri ous Man Dies Leaving 778 Descendants Kodak Tenn Sny der retired farmer died Wednes day leaving 118 direct descen dants He was 95 Surviving are 4 daughters 42 grandchildren 63 great grandchildren and 3 greatgreat grandchildren More Than in Furs Stolen Kaiona furs valued at more than were stolen a warehouse here early Thursday Bernard Duwa owner of the furs reported Duwa Kalona fur dealer said a large quantity of muskrat pelts and a number of mink pelts were stolen He declined to make a more exact estimate of the number taken or their value Duwa said he doubted that the furs taken could have been hauled in a car He said he thought a pickup truck probably was used and believed several persons were involved in the theft Duwa said he was considering offering a reward for capture of the thieves but had not worked out details The thieves got into the ware house located about 4 miles south of Kalona by cutting a padlock One source estimated that be tween and of the loss was in muskrat pelts and the remainder inmink Ida Lupino to Divorce Husband But Remain His Business Partner Hollywood Lupino plans to divorce Collier Young but will remain his business part ner The Britishborn actress dis closed Thursday night that their separation is on the friendliest terms and that the divorce action will be on the same basis She added they will continue their as sociation as film producers The couple married last year Nylon can be stored indefinitely if the fabric is clean and kept in a dry place Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Slowly increasing cloudiness Thursday and Friday Warmer Friday Low Thursday night 20 High Friday 40 Iowa Partly cloudy Thursday night warmer west portion Mostly cloudy and warmer Fri day except turning colder north west portion Low Thursday night 10 northeast to 26 south west Minnesota Partly cloudy Thurs day night Not so cold west anri north portions Mostly cloudy and somewhat warmer Friday with snow north portion by evening Low Thursday night near zero north to 9 to 13 south High Friday 25 north 33 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 44 Minimum 14 At 8 a m 15 YEAR AGO Maximum S2 Minimum 23 6 Holidays Bring Death to 2717 Safety Council Sees 330 Auto Fatalities Over New Years By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS nation celebrated the 6 major holidays in 1949 with a lot of whoopla and gaiety but there was a staggering toll of violent ac cidental And the national safety council predicts 1950 will start with 330 Americans being killed in traffic accidents over the New Years weekend It did not estimate the number of deaths in other acci dents Deaths on the highways in the air fires drownings and a va riety of other causes reached new records over some of the holiday periods this year In most of them the traffic toll exceeded the figure estimated by the council 1705 Killed The 1949 holiday violent deaths showed 1705 in traffic mishaps 391 drowned 66 killed in fires and 555 killed in accidents of miscel laneous causes including falls airplane crashes shootings as phyxiations etc Here is a breakdown for the holidays New Years 2 in cluding 207 traffic Memorial day 3 413 including 253 traf fic 87 drownings Fourth of July 3 711 including 315 traf fic 256 drownings Laborday 3 525 including 394 traffic Thanksgiving one 179 in cluding 123 traffic Christmas 3 580 including 413 traffic Shameful Record The safety council has termed the violent deaths during the holi day celebrations shameful ap palling and disgraceful After last weekends Christmas iioliday when 580 persons lost their lives in accidents Council President Ned H Dearborn said The actual death toll for our 3 day celebration was more than that for the Texas City disaster of 2 years ago which horrified the nation Our holidays have become a ieries of Texas cities In a week New Years we may expect an other one unless the people have sickened of making horror days out of their holidays 7 Members of Family Hurt in Collision Storm Lake mem bers of one family were injured 3 critically in an auto accident 11 miles north of here Wednesday The accident occurred less than a quarter of a mile from the farm where the family had planned to attend a holiday party with rela tives The injured were Marvin Peterson 12 his sister Betty 11 and brother Stanley 10 all in critical condition with skull fractures Their parents Oscar Peterson 50 and his wife 49 of Alta Mrs Peterson suffered a possible broken back Two other children of the Peter sons Arlene 13 and Bernard 11 a twin of Betty They were not seriously hurt Deputy sheriffs said the accident occurred at the intersections of 2 country roads The Peterson car and one driven by Henry Wagner 63 of Mason City collided The Peterson car went into a ditch overturned and caught fire Children playing at the Irving Peterson farm where the party was to have been held saw the accident and called for help The car still blazing had to be turned upright before its occupants could be freed Mr and Mrs Henry Wagner who live at 509 Washington S W Mason City were on their way home from Hooper Nebr when the accident occurred They had spent the Christmas holidays at the home of their son Vertis and family Mr Wagner called friends here to notify them that neither he nor Mrs Wagner was injured The higher up a mountain one goes the lower the temperature of water will be when it starts to boil This Paper Consists of Two HOME EDITION mini No AP Wirephoto KING REPORTED TO WED HIS 27 Harvardeducated economic adviser to the Egyptian UN del egation is shown at a UN ses sion The New York Post re ported Wednesday that Princess Fawzia of Effypt has been trying to dissuade her brother King Farouk from going through with plans to marry Hachians 16 yearold fiancee Narriman Sadek Northwest Struck by 2nd Storm Seattle Wash 2nd Arc tic storm battered the Pacific northwest Thursday bringing ad ditional snow to British Columbia and more rain to floodthreatened sections of Washington state At least 2 persons were dead as result of the first storm which hit the area Tuesday Meanwhile temperatures on the east coast of the United States were dropping steadily as a cold air mass from the north dispelled an unseasonable winter warm spell Forecaster W Woodward of the Seattle weather bureau predicted that additional rains in the next 24 hours would increase the flood threat in Washington state Woodward said an energetic storm was coming in off the strait of Juan Do Fuca and probably would strike Washington state and parts of British Columbia late Thursday State of Union Message Slated for Wednesday Washington UR President Truman agreed with congressional leaders Thursday to deliver his state of the union message to a joint session of congress shortly after noon next Wednesday Press Secretary Charles G Ross said the presidents economic mes sage probably will be sent to con gress on Friday Jan 6 and his budget message on the following Monday This schedule Ross said is sub ject to change The state of the union message is the only one of the 3 which Mr Truman will deliver in person Radio Video Strike Averted New York threat of a radio and television strike against 4 major networks at mid night Saturday was averted Thurs day for at least a month Frederick H Bullen executive secretary of the state board of mediation announced that the net works and the AFL Radio and Television Directors guild had agreed to continue negotiations on a new contract and program oper ations until Jan 31 Infant Boy Dies of Suffocation Davenport Joseph Oakley 2monthold son of Mr and Mrs Carlton Oakley of Dav enport died early Thursday of suf focation according to Scott County Coroner Roy F McGinnis McGinnis said the baby suffo cated when he buried his head in a blanket in his carriage He said there will be no inquest Women never have served on federal court juries in Nebraska ffic May B Save C All Industry in Hungary Is Nationalized Budapest Hungary communist government Thursday ordered nationalization of all in dustrial firms employing more than 10 persons including almost all American and other foreign companies in the country Hundreds of factories and firms will be taken overby the govern ment under the sweeping decree Among the companies whose Hungarian operations will be seized are the Standard Oil com pany some of whose executives in Hungary have been jailed or expelled for alleged sabotage and the International Telephone and Telegraph company three of whose officers are in jail charged with espionage Nationalization of undertak ings still in the hands of foreign capitalists is absolutely necessary to develop our nationalized so cialist industry Minister of State Erno Gero said in a speech Wednesday night He promised compensation to former owners and said they would be given employment in their professions and according to their abilities Foreign imperialists used the owners and leaders of foreign un dertakings to build up a spy ring and for sabotage moves Gero said This happened he said at Ma ort Standard Oils Hungarian firm and the Standard Electric Works an I T T Hungarian subsidiary Appeal for Information on 2 Yanks Washington UR The United States has appealed anew to 2 iron curtain nations for informa tion about Noel and Herman Field the 2 brothers who vanished mys teriously in eastern Europe last summer U S officials disclosed Thurs day that formal notes were sent to Poland and Czechoslovakia about 2 weeks ago after all other at tempts to learn their fate had failed One official said U S diplomats were informed on Dec 21 that the Czech government was pre paring an answer which would give all available information about Noel Fields disappearance Noel Field has emerged as one of the most mysterious figures of the cold war era A former state department official he has been in Europe since the late 1930s He vanished in June after going from Switzerland to Prague where he reportedly planned to take a job as translator for a Czech gov ernment agency His name has bobbed up repeat edly in the trial of Alger Hiss onetime state department official Whittaker Chambers an admitted former communist and Hiss chief accuser claims that Field served as a communist spy here in the early 30s On the other hand Field was named as a secret American agent in the indictment of Laszlo Rajfc Hungarys No 2 red who was purged in a sensational trial in Budapest last summer In formed quarters here also have said that he carried out wartime assignments for the O S S in Europe He formerly worked for an in ternational church refugee group in Switzerland but lost that job as a result of Chambers charges NAMED BANK DIRECTOR Washington J Caldwell secretary of the United Savings and Loan association Carroll has been elected to the board of directors of the Des Moines district Federal Home Loan bank AP Wirephoto ALMOST REACHES 2000 MILES PER air forces Xl has flown 1989 miles per times the speed of to Marvin Miles Los Angeles Times aviation editor The record by the rocket plane was reported to have been made in the stratosphere over Edwaids Air Force base at Muroc Dry Lake Cal Say Rocket Plane Flown 1989MPH Los Angeles air forces Xl rocket plane has flown 1989 miles an hour or nearly 3 times the speed of sound the Los An geles Times said Thursday Quoting reliable informants the newspaper s a i d the sturdy little plane achieved the speed during tests at altitudes between 60000 and 80000 feet above Ed wards air force base at Muroc Cal Less reliable sources indi cated earlier that the needle nosed plane had hit 19227 miles an hour the Times said The air force declined to com ment on the report but said the Xl repeatedly has exceeded the speed of sound by many hundreds of miles an hour Speed Flyer Captain Charles Yeager was to try flying the plane up to 1700 miles an hour the air force announced 18 months ago Yeager the first man to fly faster than sound presumably was the pilot who opened up the Xl toits top speed the newspa per said mentioned Major Pete Everest as an alternate Urges Road Speed Limits Be Raised Chicago traffic expert Thursday urged the nation to emerge from model T days and raise speed limits on streets and highways Professor C C Wiley of the University of Illinois college of engineering said most speed limits are too low and belong to a past era Adequate speed limits high enough to cover normal traffic operations would expedite traf fic Wiley said He said traffic engineers have long observed that traffic tends to run at speeds which the motor ists themselves consider to be reasonable and safe irrespective of signs Law in New England Boston released by the department of labor show that 34 per cent of the nations policewomen are concentrated in the six New England states Lawmakers Concerned About Pork Egg Price Drops Washington Midwestern flooded with mail pro testing recent sharp drops in pork and egg prices turned to the ag department Thursday for an answer The egg situation in particular caused concern among farm minded members of congress Eggs were reported bringing farmers as little as 20 cents a dozen live hogs were said to be selling in the corn belt for 13 cents a pound I am asking the agriculture de partment what they intend to do about it said Senator Butler R Nebr Rep H Carl Andersen R Minn wired Secretary of Agri culture Brannan complaining of chaos in the egg market because of what he called government in action Producers in his district the lawmaker said are losing ap proximately daily because there is no established market for eggs Like Butler Andersen exhibited a high stack of telegrams and let ters of protest Similar stacks of mail were reported at the offices of Senators Gillette DIowa Hickenlooper RIowa and Gur ney RS Dak Brannan has announced that an eggsupport program will continue next year aiming at an average price to the farmer of 37 cents dozen for all cents below the national average sought this year However there is no govern ment price support activity at the moment Operations under the 1949 program have been ended and machinery for the 1950 pro gram has not yet been set up Until recently the agriculture de partment has been suporting prices under an order from congress by buying nestrun ungraded eggs at about 35 cents a dozen and con verting them into dried eggs which could be stored Removal of these lower grade eggs from the retail market tended to keep the prices of belter eggs high But the agriculture depart ment is trying to figure out what to do with the nearly worth of the dried eggs it now has on hand Methods for supporting egg prices during the next year have not yet been announced by the de partment and the farm price de clines have caused demands on congress for a temporary price support program There has been much congres sional criticism of the dried egg program by Chairman Elmer Thomas DOkla of the senate agriculture committee and others Numerous lawmakers also are protesting the wide price spreads between farmers and consumers Pension Policy Study Indicated by Congress Washington UR Con g r e s s probably will study the problem of devising a national policy on the relationship of federalprivate industry pensions it was indicated Thursday Federal Mediation Chief Cyrus S Ching lent his weight Thursday in support of such study He called for a survey of how benefits paid under the federal social security system fit into pensions negotiated through labormanagement con tracts He said the nation has been drifting toward a system under which existing federal benefits are supplemented by pension systems set up by private industry This may be wise Ching said On the other hand it may be im provident In the steel industry the United Steelworkers union nego tiated a contract which provides when social security benefits are included1 a month pensions at the age 65 Before the drift goes too far however Ching said it would be well to take our bearings and devise a national policy which will help us set our future course with deliberation Republican Senators Wayne L Morse Ore and Robert A Taft Ohio already have called for a study of the problem Other con gressmen are interested Denies Beating Retired Chaplain Des Moines Johnson 26 Adel truck driver Wednesday pleaded innocent to charges of assault and battery The charges accused him of knocking down and jumping on a retired army chaplain who was crippled by injuries suffered in the Battle of the Bulge The chaplain the Rev Robert Wayne Gardner 55 now teaches mathematics at Drake university here The alleged assult followed a minor traffic accident last Fri day Gardner was not injured Johnson also pleaded innocent to charges of failing to leave his name and address at the scene of an accident He was released un der bond for hearing Jan 11 Will Retire From Rail Research Post Omaha William M Barr 72 head of the Union Pa cific research and laboratory force will retire Jan 1 the rail road announced Wednesday Doctor Barr was born at West Union Iowa in 1878 He received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Iowa his masters degree from Iowa State college and his PhD degree from the University of Pennsylvania He has been prominent in im proving handling of water sup plies for locomotives and the de velopment of steel alloys for rail way service Mine Owners Ask Shift to 5Day Week Senator Calls for FactFinding Board to Settle Dispute Washington UR Passenger traffic on coalburning railroads very probably will be cut by the government after the new year to conserve dwindling coal supplies Col J Monroe Johnson said Thursday Johnson is chairman of the In terstate Commerce Commission which is planning the action He said the commission probably will make up its mintl Friday what economy measure to take But he said that if the coal miners continue their 3day work week the government would have no alternative but to order the coalburning railroads to curtail their operations No Action Seen There was little indication that John L Lewis United Mine Work ers president xvould order the miners to resume a 5day work week this week or next The Southern Coal Producers association Wednesday asked the National Labor Relations Board general counsel to get a federal court order to force the miners back to 5 days work a week and get Lewis to bargain in good faith Even if the board decides to do so action is not likely fop a week The other big segment of the soft coal industry the northern and western operators announced it was id complete accord with the southerners actionThe norjyh ern and western group also is pre paring unfair labor practices charges against Lewis will have a statement Thursday No Decision What economies the ICC will order the coalburning railroads to take apparently has not been decided definitely It might revive its order for such roads having less than 25 days supply of coal to cut passenger traffic by 25 per cent This order was issued during the coal strike but revoked when the miners returned to work last month Meanwhile Senator Wayne L Morse urged President Truman to appoint a factfinding board to recommend settlement of the coal contract dispute 9 of Income Gcfes to Pay Federal Tax Washington m e r i c a n famines pay out as much for fed eral income taxes as they spend on autos furniture and home ap television sets to vacuum cleaners A new federal reserve board report on consumer finances Thursday estimated that of each of income goes for fed eral income tax alone and the same amount goes into purchase of the listed items The board calculations based on 1948 data obtained in a survey taken this year figure around of each is taken by other consumer expenditures Lumped in that category were outlays for food housing cloth ing medical care other essentials state and local taxes recreation transportation education and goods from rugs to fur coats The balance of the was credited to net saving The federal incometax takes 13 per cent of the receipts of those in the top 5th of the income scale the board noted It ranges down to a 1 per cent share of the bottom fifth of incomes Monday Preferred Boston Seven legal holi days would be shifted to the Mon day nearest their dates under a bill filed in the Massachusetts legisla ture The 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