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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 30, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowcs Doily Newspoper tor fto MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NIWSPAPIft THAT MAKIS Alt MORTH IOWANS MIIOHIQRS VOL LVtt i WKw CcoU Copy MASON CITV IOWA FRIDAY MARCH It 19S1 Paper CooiUU W Two lOM Hampton Chronicle photo HOME FADES IN believed to have been caused by an explosion in the basement of the Neil H Burman farm home a mile north of Hansell left this scene looks like the aftermath of an atomic explosion It was estimated would be required to replace the structure Flames shot 30 feet into the air from the basement where Mr Burman was heating tar on a hot stove He and his wife and their son John D Burman and his wife got out without injury saving only a few pieces of furniture A second explosion shown above was caused by an oil heating furnace in the basement and occurred after the house burned down Big Damage to Highways By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two days of tremendous rain have sent floodwaters swirlinj over thousands of acres in thi deep south and have brought hugi damage to highways farms and homes Alabama was hit hardest Two persons drowned in Mississippi North Georgia braced for the im pact of rampant rivers Louisiana was soaked In west Alabama two rivers with bigshot Tom bigbee andthe low landers scurrying to high ground Much livestock was reported drowned Far reaches of rich farmland were lapped by muddy waters and farmers counted amongtheir losses the certain de lay in spring planting Rivers Fan Out In northwest Alabama the Ca ll aba and Coosa rivers overlapped their banks and fanned out Na tional guardsmen were on duty at Childersburg where the Coosa partly covered about 200 homes Between 800 and a 1000 persons were homeless Red Cross work ers joined the guardsmen in bed ding down the unfortunate under dry shelter The downpour in Alabama in 48 hours was more than the normal precipitation for the entire month But in Alabama and elsewhere In the south the rains were mostly over Skies were clearing as the flood threat inched toward its peak The Coosa was expected to rise 4 feet past flood stage of 20 feet Friday 49 Feet Downstream at Montgomery Alabamas capital waited uneasily for the upstate overflow to send its torrents into the Alabama river A crest of 49 feet Saturday was expected to inundate sections of north Montgomery Flood stage there is 35 feet At Northport Ala on the War rior most of the business section was under water The river rose 42 feet overnight and 50 families splashed out of riverside homes Among the refugees of this town of 3000 was Mayor B L Anders The Warrior neared a predicted crest of 68 feet only 6 inches short of the record set more than a halfcentury ago Highway communications be tween Northport and Tuscaloosa mile distant werecutand the Gulf Mobile and Ohio railroad began a free shuttle service With no Tares to pay residents of the two cities crowded into passenger twins that saved them a detour of 35 miles by motorcar Grime Probers Given 30 Days to End Work By JOHN CHADWICK Washington crime probers given an addi tional 30 days to finish their work made plain Friday they expect to recommend some kind of continuing investigation of the underworld A resolution extending the committees life through April 30 was unanimously approved in the senate late Thurs 4 Although the resolution left the committee free to op erate as it has in the past Chairman Kefauver DTenn and other members said no further hearings or investi gations are planned in the month ahead Study Recommendations Instead after a strenuous sched ule of televised public hearings watched by millions of persons the committee is going to catch its breath and then try to hammer out recommendations for new laws One of the problems promised careful consideration is what should be done in the future to keep a searchlight on organized crime Still to be decided isthe Jest method The 30day extension of the committee made at the unanimous of Kefauver and the other 4 members came amid these de velopments 1 President Truman gave the committee great creditfor focus ng public attention on the need or even greater efforts to stamp out crime He said his adminis tratiqn has been taking positive iteps to combat crime Truman Backing Mr Trumans comments were made in a statement he read at a vhite house news conference 2 The crime committee voted to sk the senate to cite Frank Cos ello New York racketeer and jambler for contempt of congress secause of his refusal to disclose his net worth 3 The committee cancelled pre ious plans for giving 5 balky vitnesses a last chance Friday to iscape possible contempt charges The 5 all of whom refused at ecent hearings to answer ques ions include Jacob Greasy Thumb Guzik reputed money landler for Chicagos Capone mob nd Morris Kleinman and Louis Rothkopf former Cleveland boot eggers linked by the committee with an interstate gambling syndi ate The other two areWilliam G OBrien of Chicagoinvolved in he committees investigation of ace wire service to Miami Beach jookies and Croft who was questioned aboutswank gambling casinos in thenorthern Kentucky area The committee voted contempt citations against OBrien and Croft Thursday This was only a few hours after Croft had been brought in for questioning after being picked up by the FBI in a fishm shack in the Florida keys Confirm Wolfe as Member of Liquor Board Senate in Reverse for Frank Kerrigan Harold E Wolfe Mason City chief of police will leave Mason City July 1 to become a member of the state liquor control commis sion in Des Moines at a salary of a year for 6 years The Mason City an was con firmed late Thursday by the Iowa senate which approved 7 appointments by Gov William S Beardsley Chief Wolfe succeeds George L Scott Union The chief and Mrs Wolfe will make their home in Des Moines he saidThey have been living at the Hotel Hanford for the last wo years Had Been Rejected The senate reversed itself by ac cepting the appointment of Frank R Kerrigan DDubuque to the state highway commission which t previously had rejected Kerri gan has been serving an interim appointment and now will con inue for two more years after July 1 at a salary of a year Sen John R Hattery RNe vada will join the highway com mission for 4 years beginning July 1 at the annual salary He succeeds Fred Gilbert RState The second replacement makes Rolla R Glen ROsceola suc ceed H Sam Love RBridge water as a member of the state board of social welfare at a year for 6 years beginning July 1 Keep Jobs Confirmed to succeed them selves were Highway Zeigler RFairfield and Robert Keir RSpencer for terms of 4 years each beginning July 1 at a year Board of control Henry W Burma RAllison for a 6year term beginning July 1 at a year Still pending in the senate are the governors appointments of Charles R Fischer R Des succeed Sterling Alex arider RWebster as state insurance commissioner J C Blodgett RCedar to succeed J R Pefferle RrDes Moines on the state employment security commission and M II Gilbert RDes Moines to suc ceedhimself as state labor com missioner American Big Berthas Stall Chinese Offense OPERATES FULL TIME Keokuk station KQKX has started operating on a fulltime basis The station has 1100 watts power AP Wirephoto About COLLISION FATAL Baraboo Wis A Hodson 54 of Des MoinesWas killed Thursday in the collision o his pickup truck and a semitrailer tractor near here Mrs Hodson was injured seriously The WEATHER Mason City High 34 Cloudy Fri day night Continued windy Low Friday night near 22 Slow ly clearing with diminishing winds high near 36 Saturday Iowa Snow ending east slowlj clearing in the west Partly cloudy Friday night Lows 2025 north 2530 south Wind slowly diminishing Friday night Con siderable sunshine Saturday slightly warmer High Saturday 3540 northeast 4050 south west Further erable cloudiness and cool Sun day Rain likely south and east portions Continued cool with rain ending Monday Warmer Tuesday with more rain likely Temperatures for the next 5 days will average 610 degrees below normal Normal highs 48 normal lows 3035 Rainfall will average J inch Minnesota Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday little change in temperature Low Friday night 3238 1825 High Saturday GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum Minimum At 8 a m 35 24 25 OSCAR Holliday Oscar winner as top actress of 1950 and Actress Celeste Holm kiss Jose Ferreri Oscar winner as 1950s topti a party in LaZamba night club in New York as Academy award ceremony was being conducted in Hollywood Judy Holliday Ferrer Top Performers By BOB THOMAS Holliday the junk dealers squeaky voiced babe in Born the Academy award Thursday night fromtwo mature actresses Gloria Swanson andBette Davis Jose Ferrer was given the top male Oscar for his swag gering performance as the bulbnosed Cyrano de Bergerac For the first time in Motion Picture Academy history neither winner was presentBotl Miss Holliday and Ferrer are New York Statuettes for the best support ing roles in 1950 were bestowec on Josephine Hull the flitterin sister in Harvey and Georg Sanders acidtongued critic o All About Eve Best Film All About Eve captured lion ors for the best film of 1950 win ning 5 other awards as well It writerdirector Joseph L Man kiewicz walked off the platform with two Oscars duplicating hi feat of last year for writing an directing A Letter to Three It was a stunning victory fo Miss Holliday In her second im portant picture the shapely Nev Yorker captured the honors awaj from the highly touted perform ances of Miss Swanson in Sun set Boulevard and Miss Davi in All About Eve Miss Holliday nearly missed playing the role of Billie Dawn which she created in the New Vote Adjournment of Senate April 14 Des Moines Iowa sen ate Friday passed a resolution calling forfinal adjournment o he 54th general assembly at noon April 14 Majority Leader Leo Elthon Fertile said theresolution wouli merely have the effect of a goal the legislature would shoot f He said a definite adjournmen date probably would not be deter mined until the second week in April The house recently sought ti pass a similarresolution but couli not agree on a date PASQUALE PAT BELCASTRO Profile will sit this one out Belcastro Gets 10 Years 5 Years to Tony Prochelo Sioux City last two men who according to the government were connected with of the Laurens bank last November Friday were sentenced to 5 and 10 years each in a federal prison by Federal District Judge Henry N Graven Judge Graven gave Anthony John Tony Prochelo 29 Sioux City tavern operator 5 years for receiving stolen money and Pasquale Joseph Pat Belcastro 31 10 years for helping burglarize the bank Pleaded Guilty Both men earlier had pleaded guilty to government charges Although United States mar shalls decline to name the prison to which the tvo men would be taken other court officials said the pair probably would be sent to the federal prison at Leavenworth Kans Maximum sentences which could be given Belcastro was 50 years and Prochelo 10 years Judge Graven stayed the execu tion of the sentences 10 days so Lhat the two former convicts who u r n ed government witnesses ugainst two other men convicted by a federal jury a week ago at Mason City could arrange their family affairs Before nounced sentence Tobias E was pro Diamond United States district attorney asked the court for all possible enicncy for the two men assert ng that if it had not been for their testimony against Kenneth A Kitts and Yancy D Hardy the government couldnt possibly have obtained convictions in last weeks trial at Mason City Outside of the testimony of these two men Prochelo and Bel castro we had practically noth ing on Kitts and we could only show in the case of Hardy that he passed stolen securities a month after the burglarly Diamond said Helped FBI It was a great aid for the gov ernment to have these men help us Diamond said Prochelo and Bel castro also aided the FBI in other matters by furnishing important information to its agents in other cases Attorney Frank J Margolin in pleading for leniency for Prochelo claimed that Prochelo had tip ped off the FBI several days be fore Kitts escaped from the Linn ounty jail at Cedar Rapids fol lowing his indictment on the burglary charge that Kitts was planning to make a break York stage play Columbia studio ested many other actresses be ore selecting her Ethel Barry more accepted the award in her absence lauding a radiant per formance New York Party Ferrer another newcomer films spoke his acceptance from a New York party This mean more to me than the honor to an actor I consider it a vote of con idence and an act of faith anc believe me Ill not let you down Ferrer himself had thrown the party at a small Spanish night lub and invited both Miss Hol iday and Miss Swarisori Miss Holliday broke into sobs and could only say Im beside myself with excitement Miss Swanson currently ap in a Broadway pley with errer was a smiling loser For Miss Hull it was the cli nax of a theatrical career thai legan in her native Boston in 902 The 66yearold comedienne von the warmest applause from he 2800 spectators at the Pan ages theater How wonderful of you she emarked I must thank that 6 oot 4 inch Harvey Sanders In Tears Sanders usually stoical was moved to tears by his award He made no acceptance speech mere y grabbing his Oscar and rush ng offstage Other important awards Mo ion picture story Panic in the treets by Edna and Edward Vnhalt story and screenplay by ame Boule ard Charles Brackett Billy Vilder and D M Marshman Jr rving Thalberg Memorial for ighquality production Darryl anuck of 20th CenturyFox best nusical score Sunset Boulevard ranr Waxman best song Mona Lisa by Mack David Al Hoff man and Jerry Livingston from Captain S A Special awards went to studio boss Louis B Mayer for his serv ice to the industry since 1907 and to Actor George Murphy for his public relations tours The event was one of the leas exciting in the academys 23year history The crowd of 2000 lining Hollywood boulevard made only one TV star Bil Hopalong Cassidy Boyd arrivec and tossed away goodluck coins Rain Snow Bogs Ipwa Des Moines ff Rain anc heavy snow fell in Iowa again Thursday night and rivers con tinued to rise posing a threat of further flooding at some points in western and centrallowa The heaviest precipitation was in the southern and eastern sec tions The state highway com mission reported 12 inches of new snow in Appanoose county and the snow was drifting badly in that section early Friday Six inches of new snow fellover much of southeast Iowa and the new snow ranged from 4 to 6 inches in the northeast The stale highway patrol re ported highways snowpacked and slippery at many points in the east ern half of the state Friday morn ig On the flood tront highway 37 was reported closed east of Turin m western Iowa because of high water The flood threat thus far las been confined to western and central Iowa The Des Moines and Raccoon rivers continued to rise in central owa Friday morning but the Maple and Nishnabotna rivers ivere reported receding in western Iowa The Nishnobotna river was out of its banks at Hamburg Thursday night Low areas particularly in southern outlying sections of Des Moines were being flooded by waters from the rising Des Moinesj and Raccoon rivers Some streets were flooded and police erected jarricades Scores of visitors to the state asketball tournament being held n Iowa City were marooned Thursday night when the heavy snowfall halted highway traffic n that area One hotel accom modated some of the stranded vis tors by allowing them to sit in the lobby Some motorists tried o get home but the snowforced hem back to Iowa City First Big Red Strike in 6 Weeks By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo W American big guns Friday stalled the first Chinese counterthrust in 6 weeks along the western Korean battlefront Doughboys spotted the Chi nese moving along amoun tain trail north of Uijongbu U S artillery pounded the mountain and by duskthe reds still had not pushed through the curtain of fire Bitter closerange fight ing flared all day throughout the area The Americans won a commanding hill with a handgrenade attack ttfat rocked the reds back on their heels r The fury of communist at tacks forced allied trppps Jo give ground at several points along the front justsouth of the red Korean The reds have moved 30 000 fresh troops into the front Long lines of vehicles rushed communist troopsand supplies toward the front Allied air spotters Thurs day night tallied 2000 red largest count ofthe war jamming the red Korean transport network The communists appear massing troops and supplies a spring offensive Allied com manders predict the reds wflLhit during the first 3 weeksol April Seasonal rains turruthe Korean countryside during that period JDeep mud would faog down tlN armor Make p But there was every sign tHe reds had stoppedtheir retreat and would make a the red Korean border American troops central front moved closerto border than they have ever been on their present drive They met no opposition Censor ship withheld the distance Field dispatches said allied forces made fighting pullbacks in a few areas of the western and central fronts r The reds poured heavy artillery fire into allied lines on the cen tral front Patrol clashes flared all along the battleline Jets Clash About 70 American and Rus sianbuilt jet fighter planes clash ed over North Korea Friday in two separate highaltitude dog fights U S pilots claimed at least one red jet destroyed and two others damaged There was no damage to American planes The red infantry was poised along a 60mile front Many of the fresh troops may be replacements for reds felled by a triple epidemic of typhus small pox and typhoid fever Allied sources said the diseases had bit untold thousands of civilians and red soldiers in North Korea in re cent weeks The new arrivals were bunched along parallel 38 on a 60mile line centered north of Churichon hunchon is 8 miles south of the Border PLEADS GUILTY Des Moines J Ro mano bartender in the Savery lounge pleaded Hotel guilty hursday to maintaining a liquor nuisance and was fined WOUNDED IN Earl Leroy Baugh son of Mr and Mrs Earl Baugh 223 12th S E was wounded in action in Korea on March 15 according to a message received by his parents from the war depart ment No details as to the ex tent of his injuries were given 1fe Baugh entered the service in March 1949 and went seas last September lie at tended the Mason City high school i   

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