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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 6, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGH 10 R 5 HOME EDITION Hiiilf VOL LV1I Associated Press and United Press Full Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 6 1951 ThlJ Paper Consists of Two One No 103 Rail Strike Eases in East Worse in West AP Wircphoto JUST LEMME SLEEP Honey on the rungs of a ladder failed to interest this bear in St Pauls Como park zoo He and a partner came out of hibernation during Saturdays warm weath er and fell into an 18foot moat Attendants Tuesday gave up rescue attempts and tossed down food and hay for bedding Come theyll use lassoes Conviction of Beckwith Is Reversed Des Moines ff The Iowa su preme court Tuesday reversed the conviction of Edward J Beckwith 30 who had been sentenced to death for the slaying of a Morrison housewife The ruling was unani mous Don Hise assistant attorney gen eral said the case would be re tried At Grundy Center County At torney Paul Engelkes said he had not seen the supreme courts opin ion and preferred not to comment on the next step in the case until he has conferred with Hise Obviously the normal proce dure would be to hold a new trial and I think everyone properly ex pects such a course to be fol lowed Engelkes said Beckwith was convicted by a jury which held him guilty of 1st degree murder in the slaying of Mrs Irma Jean Stahlhut 22 Her mutilated body was found June 22 1949 in the walkin cooler of a tavern she and her husband op erated at Morrison The supreme court held that er rors occurred in the trial court proceedings during which Beck with wasconvicted The court held that District Judge Shannon B Charlton should not have dis missed challenges lor cause made by the defense against jurors Har ry Moon and Clyde Border Man Killed When Auto Hits Train LeMars his way to re port to the draft board here be fore taking his physical examina tion Harold Hoffman 21 of Ak ron was killed early Tuesday when his car skidded into a south bound Great Northern freight train The accident happened 3 miles west of here and was witnessed by George Cartersen and his daughter Alice of West LeMars They told Sheriff Frank Scholer that Hoffman was apparently un able to stop his automobile for the crossing because of ice on the highway Hoffman had planned to go to Sioux Falls for his physical test after reporting to the draft board here The victim was the son of W G Hoffman Akron An auto accident also claimed the life of a Cedar Rapids man in an Independence hospital Mon day He was Thomas Satelo who injured Saturday in a two car collision 4 miles south of In dependence on highway 150 AUTO VICTIM DIES Des Moines Mrs Sadie Cocke 70 Des Moines died at a hospital Tuesday of injuries suf fered when she was struck by a tar last Saturday night as she a street Meat Supply Okay Watch Black Market DiSalle Plans Controls in Tew Days Toledo The government assured housewives Tuesday they will be able to buy adequate sup plies of meat in the future at legitimate prices Black marketeers in the meat business said Price Chief Michael V DiSalle will find profiteering difficult He called them 1st class 5th columnists and said he would hate to be the 1st one to get caught Within a few days DiSalle told about 250 Toledoans in a speech Monday night his office of price stabilization will issue two orders designed to keep these meat price chiselers out of business One order will regulate the slaughter of livestock The other may require meat wholesalers and retailers to make regular reports on operations his aides said Control Animal Supply The 1st order officials of the agency said will distribute ani mals to established slaughterers preventing black marketeers from setting up flybynight slaughter houses The 2nd DiSalle continued will keep meat supplies moving through legitimate channels of distribution and enable the house wife to buy adequate meat sup plies from her regular butcher or market at legal ceiling prices DiSalle himself who chose his home town Toledo to make his 1st major speech since he was named OPS chief did not say ex actly what this 2nd order would require However if as his aides say it makes meat dealers tell the gov ernment their transactions it would provide a check on those selling at above ceiling prices Gobi After Both Black marketeers of the past have used a trick of setting up phony companies Through these they sell meat to themselves sometimes 2 or 3 times at higher and higher prices We know DiSalle continued that it takes two to make a black buyer as well as the this time were going after both This remark was interpreted by one of DiSalles aides as referring to business establishments such as restaurants and hotels not house wives During a question and answer period DiSalle also mentioned an other possible forthcoming move by his price office This he said is a possible rollback on the mar gins of retail goods to last May Fear Ruling on Gambler May Halt Probes Washington dis agreed Tuesday about the effects on congressional investigations of a federal judges dismissal of con tempt of congress charges against Gambler Harry Russell Senator Hoey DN chairman of a senate investigations subcommittee told a reporter he did not think the decision would unnecessarily hamper congres sional inquiries But Senator Mundt RS a member of the subcommittee said in an interview that if the de cision stood he feared senate and house investigating committees might as well shut up shop Russell 59 a Chicago and Miami gambler was indicted for con tempt of congress on 60 counts be cause of his refusal to answer questions by the senates special crime investigating committee He based his refusal on the ground that the constitution pro tects him from being forced to give answers which might in criminate him In this he was upheld by U S District Judge F Dickinson Letts 75 and a veteran of 20 years on the federal bench who threw out the case against Russell Monday without allowing it to go to the jury He ruled Russell was within his constitutional rights in refusing to answer questions Russell was the 1st witness against whom the crime commit tee had recommended contempt action to go to trial The committee in the words of Chairman Kefauver felt it had a patent case against him and was banking on a conviction to help persuade other witnesses to testify Conviction for contempt carries penalties ranging up to a year in jail and a 51000 fine on each count Europe Urged to Distribute Arms Burden Washington economic cooperation administration EGA told western Europe Tuesday to distribute the burden of rearmament fairly among all income groups to maintain popu lar support for the wests defense effort If the cost of rearmament is to sacrifice the economic gains of the past years rearmament may become highly unpopular in western Europe it said The Marshall plan agency gave this advice to the 16 participating governments in its 10th quarterly report to congress on recovery in western Europe President Tru man presented the summary which covered the 3 months end ing last Sept 30 without com ment of his own Europeans have no quarrel with the need to rearm and re arm quickly the report said and it added Yet there is real fear that re armament may be carried out at the expense of living standards in lowerincome groups The nearly the U S has given to western Eu rope under the Marshall plan it said has accomplished the most difficult part of the reconstruc tion task Prices Higher The report said however that the imperative need for rearma ment has boosted prices since the Korean aggression and there have been spectacular increases in world prices of some commodi ties To preserve the remarkable gains achieved through the Mar shall plan it said western Euro pean governments must take prompt and effective action to adjust their national economic policies The war crisis has emphasized the importance for western Eu rope for regarding its resources as single pool it said The report added it is impera tive that the measures adopted by European governments be consistent and complementary and not return to the dangers of competitive stockpiling and dis guised protectionism Seek Assurance It said that after 6 years of war and occupation and a pro longed struggle for recovery the Europeans want assurance that the burden of rearmament is go ing to be distributed equitably and that the nations of the At lantic community are not aban doning the economic and social objectives to which they are committed Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cold wave Tuesday night with low of 15 to 20 below zero Diminishing winds Wed nesday partly cloudy and cold with high 5 below Iowa Clearing and windy with cold wave Tuesday night Wed nesday mostly fair and cold Di minishing winds Low Tuesday night 10 to 15 below northwest zero to 5 above southeast High Wednesday 5 to 10 above Further outlook Partly cloudy and cold Thursday Temper atures Thursday ranging from morning lows of 20 below in northwest to 10 below in south east and afternoon highs of 8 to 12 above Iowa 5day tures will average 10 to 15 de grees below normal Normal lows range from 10 above north to 18 above south Normal highs from 29 north to 37 south Cold wave Tuesday night Cold intensifying with lowest tem peratures occurring Tuesday night and again Saturday night Precipitation will average near i inch occurring Friday night and Saturday Minnesota Clearing and slowly diminishing winds with temper atures continuing to fall Tues day night reaching 2030 below northwest and 815 below south east by Wednesday morning Fair and cold Wednesday except snow flurries northeast High Wednesday 5 below northwest around zero southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a in Tuesday Maximum 32 Minimum 2 At 8 a m 19 Precipitation snow YEAR AGO Maximum Packers Union Agrees to Call Strike Vote Local Union No 38 of the United Packinghouse Workers of AmericaCIO of Mason City Monday night authorized the of ficers to take a strike vote in pro test to the local companys re fusal to negotiate a wage in crease The local union represents about 1000 members employes of the Jacob E Decker Sons packing plant a unit of Armours Officers of the local union also were authorized to take whatever steps are necessary to obtain a wage increase The refusal by the packers to negotiate in good faith leaves a grave threat to the continued op eration of the industry said A J Costello president of the local speaking for the executive board The negotiations on wages are being carried on at Armour Co headquarters in Chicago for all Armour plants having CIO un ion contracts Its a Panther Its The It S a Raccciti New Hampton large black animal that has been re ported seen in north central Iowa several times this winter isnt a panther a New Hampton sports man says Ed Kruegerwas called to a point west of Bassett Monday to examine tracks reportedly left by the panther The tracks Krue ger said definitely were made by a large raccoon 29 DIE IN AIR CRASH Paris France announced Tuesday all 29 persons had been killed aboard its plane which crashed Saturday in Camerons the French AP Wircphoto BACK AT switchmen A E Smithwick left and J W Creel start clearing out a jam of longidle freight cars in the Atlanta Ga yards Tuesday Freight movements through the southern rail center returned to near normal as 1500 sick switchmen suddenly recovered and reported to work In right background smoke rises from locomotives being fired up in preparation for their return to service Allied Tanks Soldiers Grind on Against Reds Barrages Pave Way for Attack By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo tank columns chewed into the main red defense lines south of parallel 38 Tuesday and ground ahead against Chinese resistance that stiffened with the dawn of their lunar New Year United Nations air naval and artillery barrages paved a fiery path for the attacks Allied foot soldiers slogging behind the tanks wiped out nests of reds The Chinese threw tanks into the battle for the 1st time in this phase of the Korean war They rushed reinforcements south from Seoul over a plank bridge span ning the Han river There were indications that this was the big effort to salute the outset of the new Year of the Rabbit 25 Miles From Border On the western front a daylong battle raged northwest and north east of Anyang a town nearly 9 miles south of Seoul On the central front American troops blasted a hole through a red battalion on the Hoengsong Hongchon road Then South Ko rean regulars rolled through the gap to a point only 25 miles from the old parallel 38 border This was the northernmost thrust of allied forces since they regained the offensive in Korea 13 days ago The Americans locked in battle with an estimated 1000 reds at midafternoon Tuesday on the northern outskirts of Changbong This is a village 52 air miles due east of Seoul Kill Many as Can The Chinese and North Ko reans know what we are doing said a division commander We are going up this 40mile sector in central Korea biting off big chunks of land in double envelop ing movements We are isolating these units and killing as many as we can Other fights flared throughout the area east and west of Hoeng song the allies Monday morning jumpoff point 6 air miles south ol Changbong South Koreans farther west possibly on the Sea of Japan coast gained 8 miles with tank and ar tillery support The precise loca tion of the drive was not given But the stiffest fighting raged on the western front north of Anyang almost to the outskirts of Seoul 4 Miles in Day Midwest and Coast Workers Out Sen Humphrey Is Optimistic on Early Accord By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Railroad switchmen returned to vork in many cities Tuesday But n others they stayed away And he sick call strike spread on some western roads Senator Humphrey DMinn old Washington newsmen he had good reason to be optimistic about prospects for an imminent iettlement The defense transportation ad ministration took no chances It ordered truckers to make sure vital freight and mails get through The crippling walkout ended in ew York area and in several other cities Twin Cities Out Backtowork moves dominated he picture at Philadelphia Bos on Washington Baltimore Chat anooga Buffalo Pittsburgh De roit Dallas Birmingham Kansas City and dozens of smaller rail points But the switchmen remained out n dhicago St Louis Minneapolis St Paul Cleveland Seattle and San Francisco A Seattle spokesman for the Northern Pacific railroad said the strike on that line is getting worse instead of better Union Pacific brakemen in Utah joined the switchmen in report ing sick halting all freight move ments eastbound from Ogden Utah Passenger train crews were normal The strike seemed to be spread ing on the Union Pacific Northern Pacific Southern Pacific and Santa Fe Fewer Working Tuesday In Southern California both the 5th Atom Test Shatters Glass in Las Vegas Las Vegas Nev shattered in this southern Nevadi city Tuesday as two separate shocks from the 5th atomic test in 11 days rocked the city Police reported big show win dows in two automobile agencies splintered by sound waves There were no reports of injuries resi dents having been forewarned o the possibility of glassbreaking shocks In Los Angeles some 300 miles distant windows rattled in resi dences and on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles at a minutes after the flash Sound travels about 1000 feet a second TV Picks Up Flash Scientists have said that sound waves might be felt as far away as 1000 miles if proper atmosphere conditions were present to permit the concussion to bounce off clouds or air strata Television cameras picked up the flash through a fog in Los Angeles and relayed it to their watchers Las Vegas Police Capt George Thompson called Tuesdays shock the worst yet Officers were on street patrol because of an AEC warning of danger and patrol cars quickly converged on the two damaged auto agencies The atomic energy commission would confirm only that a test had taken place There is much speculation over what is being tested Most theor ies have inclined to atomic wea pons of some sort ButJulian Hartt aviation edijhe said a creeping paralysis ot the Southern Pacific and the Union Pacific reported fewer switchmen at work Tuesday than Monday The Southern Pacific had 1000 freight cars tied up in one yard alone Some 4500 Oregon lumber workers were threatened with lay offs because the strike was spread ing in that area Returning switchmen at New York said their decision to resume work was prompted by pa triotism and government insist ence that the strike is hurting the preparedness program But the walkout kept a strangle hold on much of the nations war geared economy Idle switchmen still let war sup plies and other goods pile up in Chicagos vast freight yards the Diggest in the world Wilsons Plea Many other cities also noted no backtowork trend despite De ense Mobilizer Charles E Wil sons plea to the workers Monday night Wilson told them their strike could hurt the U S more than all the communist armies in Korea put together Speaking with President Tru mans approval on a nationwide broadcast from the white house An intelligence officer of lne Los Angeles Examinerlthe rail system was cripplin that the two allied columns stnksaid he had ieunecj that the excountrys defense effort ing out of Anyang killed 700 reds neriments involve a trigger for Earlier W P Kennedy t ing out of Anyang killed 700 reds and wounded 800 Tuesday This did not include enemy casualties due to allied air and artillery bar lages the western column gained 4 GlobeGazette photo bv Sorllen WANT YOUR SIDEWALK SHOVELED Four inches of new snow Tuesday morning brought enter prising boys out with shovels to offer their services in the neighborhood Above are from left Peter and Patrick Gribben sons of Mr and Mrs Gene Gribben 504 Tyler S W The picture was taken in Forest Park on 4th S W Mercury Drops 27 Degrees in 6i Hours at Mason City Mason Cityans who came to work without turning up their jschedule Rail officials said the miles That column fought heavily all day an officer said The eastern column thrust northeast and west of Anyang Foot soldiers captured a hill 3 miles west of Anyang across which bitter fighting had swirled for 3 days An officer said they found shallow graves all over the hill Other Chinese and Korean red dead sprawled where they had had been coat collars Tuesday morning dugjfrike had not affected operations J out their ear muffs at noon Minimum 37 27 they went to lunch The mercury dropped 27 de grees between a m and noon ending up at 4 above where it still hung at 2 p m The strong northwest w i n d The Chicago Great Western rail road was not accepting livestock for the present Other shipments are being taken at Mason City subject to delay been killed The hill held by 3000 reds Corsair Knocked Down Chinese tanks duelled with both allied columns Chinese antia i r c r a f t fire knocked down one marine Cor sair over the front lines There no longer is any doubt about the whereabouts of thei enemy an allied officer said They are right here where we periments involve a trigger the Hbomb The atomic energy commission began work on the hydrogen bomb more than a year ago but has said nothing of its progress Hartt said that the Hbomb it self will be tested in the Pacific within 9 or 10 months Experts have agreed that the Hbomb could be set off only by an atomic explosion The hills are alive with Chinese and Korean reds They were dig ging in everywhere despite an es made it seem even colder the Meantime a Canadianborn jtimated allied toll of 57000 dead blasts ranging up to 37 miles anii hour arfnrHintr in blizzard lashed the northern weather station at the municipal airport A bright sun only reflected fromj the 4inch blanket of snow that fell during the night The weath erman forecast more snow and even lower temperatures Weather slowed up the morning Milwaukee Road train from Chi cago It arrived in Mason City about an hour late but was late getting out of Chicago Other trains operating through Mason City were about on Tuesday and a new cold speared south across the wave midwest U S weather forecasters said blizzard conditions prevailed in the Red River valley of North Dakota and would spread across Minnesota Heavy snowfall was predicted for wide sections of the upper midwest and cold wave warnings were posted as far south as Kansas It looks as if the country is in for another spell ot rough weath er a forecaster at Chicago said and wounded reds in 13 days SAME BUck flat traffic In put U New Orleans Drops Worry for Carnival New Orleans Orlea nians traded heir troubles for a carnival mask Tuesday and spilled into the streets to salvage the re mains of the poor mans mardi gras with one glorious preLenten binge There was a lot of lost time to make up for before the clock strikes 12 at midnight and the mood changes abruptly from un restrained merrymaking to re pentence for Lent During the past week when the riotious celebration was supposed to be building upto a grand cli max the city was gripped by a cold wave which forced cancella tion of 3 big parades and limited revelry to the indoor or saloon variety But the weather turned warm Monday night and the krewes of Adonis and Hermes revived the spirit of mardi gras with torch light parades A couple of days ago the torches would have been 1 needed to ward off frostbite Earlier W P Kennedy presi dent of the Brotherhood of Rail road Trainmen B R T said hundreds of our men throughout the country are responding to my appeal to return to their jobs Mail Embargoes But mail express and freight embargoes continued Some 250000 industrial work ers remained idle including some 130000 automobile workers Layoffs threatened thousands of other workers At the peak of the rail tieup some 12000 switchmen were off the job Their union BRT contends it did not authorize the walkout The men just called up their employers and said they were too sick to work A similar sick call strike occurred in Decem ber Efforts to settle the wakehour dispute behind the walkout con tinued before the national rail way mediation board in Wash ington And in Chicago a federal court hearing of government contempt charges against the Trainmens Brotherhood went into another day The contempt charge is based on the December strike not the current one The strike started a week ago Tuesday TO RULE ON BUILDING Washington field offices of the national production authority NPA were empowered Tuesday to rule on for relief from the applications government ban on construction of new rec reational and commercial build ings The field office in Kansai City serves Iowa Kansas west ern Missouri and Nebraska   

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