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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                North Doily Newspaper Edited far to N CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAMR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS N 11 C H 0 R S Home Edition Associated Pitu United Full LCMC riv OnU MASON CITV IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 14 1951 This Pa sists Sectio iti Mysterious Blast Rocks West Europe By JOHN RODERICK London UP Millions of persons in northern Europe were Wednesday by a violent shuddering of the earths crust which some thought might have been caused by an atomicsized explosion inside eastern Germany The tremor one of the severest ever recorded in Ger many was followed in some sections there by a giant bias of wind The shock and wind rattled windows shook dow war ruins and tossed picture off the walls of many honies No extensive damage was re ported Seismologists speculated t h a the epicenter was either in th Eifel mountains of West German or in Thuringia in the easier zone of soviet occupied German The terrestial c o n v u 1 s io which lasted from 5 to 6 second with echoes of 15 minutes du ration was felt in varying de grees in a wide arc including Be gium Holland northern and east ern France Denmark and Swe den Heavy Gales Besides the earthquake tern pestuous gales and heavy rain combined to give Europe one o her wildest 24 hours of the win ler Officials at Stuttgart universitj Scotched reports an explosion c atomic intensity might have bee the cause of the shock Pro Wilhelm Killer said after a care ful check of records an earth quake whose epicenter was near Euskirchen in Mhe Rhineiani caused the tremors We are absolutely sure th center was not in East Germany he added InNew York the Rev Joseph director of the Fordham universitory observatory said th estimated location of the cente definitely indicated an earth quake of the resettlement pat tern common to certain areas PoundingSeas The shock was felt as heavy seas pounded the Europeancon tinent accompanied by fiero gales which tied upsnipping anc damage There was noreport from west ern Europe of any extensive dam tge from the earth shock Prof Friedrich Becker director of the Bonn Germany observa tory said theatomic explanation hadnot been entirely eliminated but the western scientists trying to run down the origin and cause of the shock were handicapped for lack of definite information frombehind the iron curtain Given sufficient information in such occurrences scientists would be able to pinpoint the source The West German offi cials have ordered an exhaustive investigation observatory offi cials said Frequent Here Earth tremors however are fairly frequent in thearea of the West German volcanic range the Eifel mountains By telephone Prof Friedrich Gerecke of the sovietcontrolJec earthquake research institute at Jena in East Germany saia the quake was one of the strongest ever registered there But he ruled out the possibility of an ex plosion He did not give any reasons for this view Huge seas pounded the south coast of England and the France Tuesday night and Wed nesday as ships raced for shelter during one of the wildest 24 hours of the European wiziter The seas whipped up by gales were so heavy the worlds biggest liner the Queen Elizabeth had to stand off Cherbourg Wednesday She arrived Tuesday night to pick up 350 passengers for New York The embarkees curled up in deck chairs at the pier or scurried to hotels for sleep while waiting for the giant vessel to run out the storm The 23000 ton Washington Americas 2nd largest liner en route from New York to Hamburg radioed Southampton that she was being slowed down by the violent channel winds and would be at least two hours late in docking The weather was just made for 8 of her passengers They are dele gates to the world meteorological congress in Paris and include the chief of the U bureau F W Reichelderfer Junior College Festival Postponed Marshalllown ff The state junior college play festival which was to be held Thursday at Mar shalltown has been postponed be cause of road conditions B R Miller dean of the Marshalltown junior college said Wednesday A later date for the festival will be arranged Miller said Junior colleges planning to send representatives were Boone Britt Burlington Clinton Creston Eagle Grove Emmetsburg Esthorville Fort Dodge Mason City Musca tinc Red Oak Sheldon Washing ton Grandview in DCS Moines Webster City Northwestern at Orange City Waldorf Clarinda Graceland at Lamoni Iowa Falls and Centerville ement Says No to Labor Plea Report Compromise Is Turned Down By HAROLD W WARD Washington IP Managemen representatives were reporte Wednesday to have said no t Economic Stabilizer Eric Johns tons compromise plan for re shaping the wage stabilizatio board as a dispute handlin agency N A 20man delegation represent ng the National Association o Manufacturers U S Chamber o Commerce and business advisor council of the commerce depart tnent called on Johnston Wednes day The group agree o allow the stabilizer to conve heir stand to top labor unio eaders Wednesday afternoon be tore making the reply public However persons in a position o knowsaidit was a turn down Industry to Explain A news conference was sched uled at the head quarters to explain the manage orients attitude on the question o rebuilding the defunct wagesta jilization board as an agencj landling limited list of disputes Organized labor leaders were to regard the compromise avorably It would tend towarc he type of wage board used in World war II Thatboard ban lied all types of wage disputes Meanwhile officials said Presi dent Truman will send congres y April 1 a new basic mobihza ion bill expected to contain re proposals for increasinj production bringing prices anc wages under control arid a stiff ent control program The pres ent mobilization law expires June 0 It does not cover rents StrongRent Program Housing Expediter Tighe ffbods told newsmen mobiliza ions top command has agreed to rent control program broader nd stronger in some respects tian in World war II Simultaneously with these de elopments Tuesday Price Stabi izer Michael V DiSalle said ina hiladelphia speech that we ave flagged the inflation price xpreSs and slowed its speed from 5 to 15 miles an hour This DiSalle said means there is every eason to believe we will achieve lability of prices a great dea ooner than we originally ex ected The vitally important com romise aimed at wooing labor eaders back to administrative ollaboration in the mobilization ffort was described by an in ormed source as A proposal to create a new rage stabilization board with 18 nstead of the present 9 mem ers giving the board authority to ecide labor disputes arising from s own policy decisions disputes ertified national emergency by he president and disagreements utside the wage field when all arties approve calling on the age board for a decision Earl Browder Is Acquitted Washington Judge Dickinson Letts Wednesday cquitted Earl Browder of a con rapt of congress charge Browder is the former No 1 ommunist in this country He as accused of refusing to answer uestions at a senate foreign re tions Subcommittee hearing on mmunismingovernment JudgeLetts held that the com ittee failed to direct Browder to nswer questions over his objec ons and explanations The judges ruling ended Brow ers trial and he walked out of he courtroom a free man Thus e had escaped going to jail for a th time FINDS SINGING MOUSE Des Moines singing louse has been added to the Ken eth Sonderleiter zoo here The ouse was discovered by Lee utherland in a pocket of his ifes coat after the family heard sing Sonderleiter said it was eing fed bird seed at the zoo Thats a staple food for mice hether they sing or not he cx inined ClobeGazelte photo by Mussri HIGHWAY 18 STILL Patrolman Miller is stopping from going east on highway 18 just east of Jeffersonschool at noon while 3 snowplows are attempting to open the road Trucks were lined up for nearly two blocks and many turned around at the road block and went back Allied Patrols Enter Seoul No Opposition By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo W Five South Koreanpatrols entered Seou Wednesday night and raised the republican flag over th old capitol building The 8th armysaid they met no opposition They will stay there if they can an 8th army spokes man said In the rugged central sector 36 tanks spearheaded a U S 1st cavalry division thrust of 4 miles to a point north ivest of Hongchon Hongchon i5 air miles east of Seoul was t communist stronghold until re ently Bold Crossing The bold crossing of the Hong hon river just west of the town arried the motorized cavalry to Aithhii18miles of the 38th paral el andcut iheToadlinfcing Hong hon with Chunchpn red supply nd assembly center 15 miles Jo he northwest Otherallied elements were tahding on the outskirts of Hong hon Some may have entered the ity The communists are expected o make a stand in the hills some vhere north of Hongchon Communist forces for the past lays have been reported mysteri usly withdrawing all along 70 miles of theKorean front If the allies stay in Seoul this vill bethe 4th iime the old South loreaa capital has changed hands ince the Korean reds stormec cross the border last June The 8th army said patrols of e ROK 1st division raised the lag Wednesday afternoon How yer adispatch from A P Cor espondent Jim Becker the vest gate was not reached until 7 m 4 a m capito uilding is in the northern section f the city Commander Happy I am very happy to be entering eoul again said Gen Paik Sun up commander of the ROK di rision Lt Gen Matthew B Ridgways th army headquarters saidthere ould be a lapse of several hours ef ore it wouldbe possible to re sasemore information on the eoul situation U S 25th division troops east the city had crossed the Hail ne week ago and driven 10 miles orthward against steadily weak ning communist opposition These orces already were northeast of le city Elsewhere the reds Wednesday ought rearguard delaying actions n the eastcentral front but con nued their mysterious withdraw in other sectors All WEATHER rtason City Clbudy and windy with occasional snow flurries Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday A little colder Wednesday night with low about 15 High Thursday 25 to 30 wa Mostly cloudy and windy with little change in tempera lure Wednesday night and Thursday Low Wednesday night 15 to 20 northwest 25 to 30 southeast High Thursday 25 northwest 30 southeast Fur ther outlook Mostly cloudy Thursday night and Friday Low Friday morning 13 to 15 above High Friday near 35 innesota Mostly cloudy with little change in temperatures Wednesday night and Thursday A few scattered snow flurries mostly in northwest portion Low Wednesday night 1015 north 1520 south High Thurs day 2025 north and west 24 28 southeast GlobeGazette weather statistics ir the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 26 Minimum 22 At 8 a m 25 Precipitation 16 Snowfall 1J inches i Senate Adopts Resolution for H L McKinley Des Moines state sen ate adopted on a voice vote Wed nesday a resolution supportin H L McKmley farm er in his ligh against the north central states po tato marketing agreement whictt affects 12 northern Iowa counties The resolution introduced by Sen X T Prentis RMount Ayr and 8 other republicans was sen to the house It calls upon congres to discontinue government by di Prentis charged that McKinley was being harassed byVtheU S department of agriculture and tiailed into federal court because he sold last years potato crop without having it graded by fed eral inspectors What The thing that happened to McKinley and his potato crop can happen to us Prentis said The next move may be made agains soybeans corn cotton meatf or whathaveyou Theonly dissenting voice against the resolution was raised ay Sen A E Augustine of Oska loosa democratic minority flopr Augustine said that the senate was wasting its time trying to tell congress what to do He said a farmer he lad with federal crop control programs and added Maybe you thinkit would be a ood thing if the rest of the coun ry would cut down on potato pro duction and Jet grow more so it can make more money Cites Planters Sen A L Doud co iponsor of the resolution charged hat the north central potato mar ceting regulations had made mil ionaires out of big planters in he northern part of the country rom Minnesota to Michigan just as had been done in Maine Doud asserted that the northern owa counties against their will vere gerrymandered into the north central area in an unfair election conducted ective issued by under a di Secretary of Agriculture Charles F Brannan He said Brannan ought to be im peached Sen Ralph Zastrow RCharles ity supported the argument by Prentis that government by di ective should be ended whether tis done in the federal or the tate government ROOF CAVES IN MareiiRO Heavy snow aused the roof of the Malcolm arage to cave in Tuesday daus ng damage estimated at several housand dollars SAME DATE North Iowa Begins Big Dig Out Kenneth Kitts Hardy Trial Is Postponed Until Thursday Here Hoover Asks Congress to Override Generals By JOHN L STEELE Washington President Herbert Hoover chal lenged congressional republicans Wednesday tooverride in fantry generals and fight to the end against sending Amer ican troops into the Atlantic pactarmy Given time Mr Hoover said the troops project could be licked in congress He warned that sending American divisions intothe in ternational pact army would be an unwarranted risk which might lead to global wa and end of civilization Apparently assuming persona command of the current battl against sending the troops Mr Hoover made the plea to key hous and senate republicans at a secre irieeting Tuesday night in ahote dining room Hotel attendant stuffed the transoms of the meet ing room with rags to prevent hi The big dig out was scheduled I from being overheard to begin in North Iowa Wednes day After 4 days of snow and hig winds highway crews headed ou Wednesday morning to clean u what amounted to the heaviest con tinuous snowfall in North Iowa in recent years Seventy schoolsre mained closed Wednesday Tuesday highway crew throughout the state fought a los ing battle at least on eastwes roads as winds up to 35 miles an tiour piled in newfalten snow al most as fast as it was cleared They expected better luck Wed nesday because of diminishing winds and snow Blocked Wednesday morning almost al roads were blocked in Winnebago Worth Mitchell How ard Hancockj Floyd Cerro Gordo apdChickasaw counties However he highway highways 106 and 18 have been opened between Mason City and Clear Lake But its oneway traffic only the patrol cautioned and chains are necessary Meantime the Mason City lear Lake railroad said its Is jus had left Clear Lake for Ma son City at 8 a m But east of Mason City the jatrol said drifts were as high as a truck and urged motorists not to attempt to travel in ttia direction until late Wednesda afternoon Highway 18 between Mason lity and Nora Springs still was blocked State plows were sched uled to head east to break the o Nora Springs as soon as they inish the roads between Mason City and Clear Lake The county engineers office re jorted that its ploxvs headed ou or rural Cerro Gordo county a a m Wednesday Highway 61 vas reported open in the county jut the Jefferson bus lines re orted the road blocked at Iowa Falls South of Cerro Gordo county he following roads were reportec 16cked Highway 3 west of Hampton ind east of Hansell 3 west of Waverly and east of the junction f 63 and 3 58 Cedar Falls to Hudson 57 Cedar Fallsto Dike 18 north of Waverly 20 east of iVaterloo The remaining roads vere described as snowpacked vith oneway traffic the rule Closed Schools North Iowa schools that contin ied to be closed included Joice Orchard Han ell St Ansgar Grafton Rake Rudd Klemme Plymouth Alex nder Woden Nora Springs Franklin Consolidated Hanlontown Little Cedar Scar ille Thornton Marble Rock Iwaledale And Titonka Northwood Ken ett Carpenter Mitchell Rock alls Hayfield Ledyard Meser ey Rockwell Allison Bolan iacred Heart of Rockwell Buffa 5 Center Riceville St Patricks f Dougherty on Dumont Sheffield Ventura STashua Fertile Kanawha Rock ord Rockwell Soldier Missing in Korea has been rc eived here that Emmet Cahalan on of Mrs Dan Cahalan of Rock well has been missing in action n Korea since Feb 12 This word eached the mother from the de artment of defense The young lan served in World war II was i the reserves and was called ack into the service last July VOTE TOGETHER Washington eight of owas house members voted with he majority Tuesday as a bill giv ig President Truman emergency Wants Civil Control The time has come for civilian control of the armed forces of the United States Mr Hoover sail amidst bursting applause Mr Hoover said the moment the now contemplated 4 additiona divisions are sent abroad the mil itary will want to send every di vision they can lay their hand on The senate foreign relations and armed services committees Tues day approved sending 4 more IJ S divisions to Europebut demanded congressional approval before any additional troops are sent Floor debate starts Thursday It was clear that republican opposing the project were deter mined to carry the fight to the senate and house floors despite the committee rebuffs Tuesday Unlimited Fowen Hoover generals whom he said lacked the kind of mindsthat can weigh strategic andpolitical factors He said that President Truman claimed powers which republican presidents from Abraham Lincoln to himself had never dreamed of Before Mr Hoover spoke Senate Republican Leader Kenneth S Wherry JSfebr said opposed committing even one ground sol dier to the pact and would seek to beat a senate goahead on the 4divisions when it reaches the floor Sen Robert A Taft ROhio chairman of the republican policy committee was ready to offer leg islation to require Mr Truman to submit congress a hard contract covering the number of troops whichthis and the other pact al i would send into Gen Dwight 0 Eisenhowers pact command Mr Hoover in his strongest re marks against the troops project to date said that disagreements among the pact allies in Europe were paralyzing the project and Jiat unless unity can be estab ished they can offer no substan ial resistance to Russia The nations only is bver vhelming air and sea superiority ie said Long range air power has held Stalin to dateand is the only hing that will hold him in the uture GRABS ICtCLE FALLS Des Moines W G r e g o r j Vluench 12 of Waukee saw a big cicle hanging from the eaves utside his 2nd story bedroom vindow He reachedfor it and fell 2 feet landing on some concrete teps below He was hospitalized n Des Moines with a possible hip racture and bruises Iowa House Passes School Aid Measures Yearly Would Be Provided Des Moines IP The Iowa house passed in about half an hour 4 school aid bills with dissenting votes on only two The bills would give the schools the same amount of aid they nave beengetting Also sent to the senate was another appropriation measure which provides revolving funds for the state department of pub lic Instruction with which to op erate the veterans education anc school lunch programs The 4 school aid measures would1 provide 17647500 a year in variousforms of aid1 The Iowa State Education association has asked thafthe t amount of school aid be The is divided as follows for general aid transportation aid aid and for miscellaneous aid including for aid to rfiysically handicapped children The revolving funds measure would provide for the bi ennfum starting next July 1 for administration of veterans edu cation program and for ad ministration of the school lunch program in the same period RepW H Tate RMason City commented that the amount of school aid proposed although the same as before represented a cut of about 20 per cent in view of the increased costs He added however that he would support the bill Rail Freight Rate Increase Okayed by ICC Washington The intersta lommerce commission Wednesda authorized the railroads to mak a quick increase in freight rat ranging from two to 4 per cent Acting on the rail carriers pie hat they require immediate high r charges on account of advanc ng operating costs the commis ion issued a permit for a 4 pe ent hike in eastern territory an wo per cent in southern and west rn territories The order stipulates that freigh moving between these territorie l take a two per cent rate ad The emergency action permit tie increases to be made effectiv n 15 days Man Inherits Continues Restaurant Job lit ro irnrrit itpowers lo reshuffle executive 24 lagencies was defeated By DAVID SMOTHERS Chicaso T Har raves fresh from winninga 452000 inheritance after a 24 ear fight went quietly about his uties as a S45aweek restaurant ashier Wednesday Im going to keep working as sual until I find out how much f that money my lawyers and the overnment get he said The 61yearold widower won ic inheritance in Illinois appel jlate court Tuesday The court up held a circuit court decision grant ing him his late sisters share of her husbands estate The case had been tied up in court since 1927 Through the years Margraves kept a scrap book of its history It ran to two volumes and reads just like a novel Im closing them up as soon as f paste the last clippings Wednes day he said The feeling of re lief is wonderful Hargraves doesnt know when he can get at his inheritance or precisely what hell do with it Im not going on any spree or get the swellhead he said Ive been all through that in my young er days First he thought he would take a trip and see what the United States looks like Then he planned to return to Chicago where he haslivcd since the 1893 worlds fair and invest Iris money 1 dont want to sit in a rocking chair and grow old he said But the investment income coming in will keep me interested Hargraves became heir to the estate when his sister Mrs Flor ence May Jackson died in the iaSalle hotel fire here in 1946 Mrs Jacksons claim to the assets of her late husband Ar thur of the Chicago Grain Broker age firm of Jackson Brothers and o had been contested by his business partners The claim amounted to I35 at the time o her death but iubscqucnt litigation whittled it down to 2 Charged With Bank Robbery Drifted Highways Delay Counsel The weather Wednesday post poned for aday KennethAKitts date with the j His attorneys didnti arrive from1 Des Moines federal court officials were held up by snow on theroad from Waterloo The trial had been scheduled to to begin at 10 a jn Wednesday in federal district court Federal Judge Henry M Graven who spent 11 hours on the roadlast night drivingto Mason City from Greene his hometown polled the jury at 10 aridfound 41 Arrive By p m more than 41 meiti bers of the jury panel hadar rived But U S Marshal FretT Bierman Clerkof Court Lee Mc Neely arid Court Reporter Carl Riley driving in ancaravan of automobiles from Waterloo wert held up by asnow drift on high way 20 nearAplington Kilts attorneys nard BoyleOmaha were onTJk train that was 12 hours late arid were not expected to arrive in son City before nightfall So Wednesday afternoon Judge Graven recessed court until 10 a m Thursday v Compliments i Judge Graven complimented the of the jury panel t7115 appeared in1 court Citf overnight tl stranded byanother Kltts 33 dmaha Hardy 32 Tyler Texas defendant are charged under i 3count grand jury indictment with a bank robbery at Laurwur last Nov 3 Both have nocent to the charges Kitts arrived in Mason y Wednesday morning by rail road from Sioux City hains and in the custody otTa J S marshal and 4 members of he Sioux City police department Also brought to MasonCity Pasquale Belcastro confessed accomplice who has ad mitted his guilt and is expected to testify against Kitts and JHardy Belcastro is being held in Cerro 3ofdo county jail Kitts and Hardy n Mason City jail Hardyhas been n Mason City for more than two weeks v A deputy U S marshal cribed the train journey from Sioux City as without Kitts is overrated he saidr He puts up quite a front but hes chewed his fingernails down to nothing since he was picked up in Omaha The marshal described Kitts as intelligent but Hes a sharp mar shal said In Spencer the group was met by the chief of police and a civil defense of 25 armed men They marched Kitts and Belcastro to the jail while the train stopped over for two hours Mason City police said Hardy shaved off his beard Wednesday morning The softsppken south erner has been growing a beard for some time It was described as black and heavy Hes quite a nicelooking fel low an official said Hardy Tougher Hardy was described by the po ke as the tougher of the two men Another anticipated witness against Kitts and Hardy is Tony Prochelo 29 Sioux City tav ern operator Prochelos arrest n St Louis last Nov 28 was fol owed by a swift FBI roundup of ersons implicated in the Laurens obbery in one way or another r Prochelo was scheduled to ar ive at Mason City airport Wed esday afternoon aboard a plane rom Sioux City Kitts claims he has been framed by Belcastro Prochelo nd the FBI He says never hv my life have I done such s rob banks Kitts explains he as been able to indulge his fancy or custom built cars and xpensive jewelry by playing ardsbetting on the horses looting craps Belcastro and Prochelo pleaded uilty at Sioux City Jan 4 to ederal charges growing out of the Laurens burglary They have not et been sentenced Kitts and Hardy could draw deral prison terms of up to ap roximately 40 years if they art r   

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