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Waterloo Daily Courier (Newspaper) - May 29, 1949, Waterloo, Iowa Section I to 10 Mileiiala, Oeaenl News FIRST WITH THE NEWS Cloudy ond warmer. CompltM wMtbar fortcait 1> ESTABLISHED 1854 WATERLOO, IOWA, SUNDAY, MAY 29, 1949 THIRTY-SEX PAGES PRICE TEN CENTS SECOND DEGREE FOR RUTLEDGE 24-Day-Old Ford Strike Settled Russ Open Switch Locked in Strike i Key Issue to be Submitted to Arbiters Detroit, Mich. The 24-day-old Ford strike was settled last night. The settlement left the _ _ key issue of the strike to arbitra- Pleasure Seekers Jam Roads, juon. The Ford Motor Co. and Rutledge After Conviction Two Russian officers work at reopening a strike-locked railway iwitch in the Priesterweg yards in the American sector of Berlin. Anti-Communist strikers and west Berlin residents watch grimly as the officers tools to open the switch. A Russian military detach- ment tried all afternoon to get line open to remove a Soviet coal train which had been stalled for seven days by the strike. (AP Wirephoto direct to Courier.) Other Means of Travel for Weekend. death toll rose sharply yesterday as j millions of holiday travelers j crowded the highways, rail- roads and airlines for the long j Memorial Day weekend. Sixty persons were killed in accidents, 48 of them on the streets and highways at 11 p. m. CST, while the holiday weekend was yet young. There were seven drownings re- 11 ported and five persons died in 'miscellaneous accidents. Total accidental deaths for the nation rose to 49, a United Press survey showed. In addition to auto deaths, the total included five persons drowned and three killed in miscellaneous accidents. Automobile accidents at East Liverpool, O., took four lives, at Wauconda, 111., three, and at Bucy- rus, O., three. Airlift Roars Over Berlin Despite Russian Warnings Berlin American and British air lift planes roared along .the Buckeburg corridor into Berlin yester- day in defiance of Russian warnings that Soviet army sum- mer maneuvers, including anti-aircraft fire, will start there at once. The air lift is .fast assuming its former role of lifeline to Berlin in the face of a Russian rail blockade intended to break the eight- day strike of west Berlin rail workers. Up until noon, no pilots had reported firing along the Buckeburg corridor. The Russian announcement said the maneuvers and ground to air fire were to start yesterday morning in a seven-by-11 mile area under the air lane in Sachscn-Anhalt province. British commander in Berlin, Mai. Gen. Geoffrey K. Bourne blamed the Russians for precipitating the railroad strike. He labeled the situation in Berlin "chaos" and indicated he thought the Soviets were not capable of solving it. He credited the airlift with saving Berlin once more American and British pilots flew 8.529 Ions of supplies into this former German capital in the 24 hours ending at noon yesterday, n i sit i y Revengeful Clerk Takes Ladies Undies Valued at New uncovered more than worth of ladies' undergarments yesterday in the home of a department store stock clerk who said he stole "for revenge" every time his boss bawled him out. The "revenge" stockpile in the .46-year-old FOREIGN ROUNDUP In the past 16 days the lift has ferried an average of tons daily. France Pans Princess Margaret of Great Britain sipped cham- pagne and had her choice of 50 young Frenchmen for dancing lasti lne night at the British embassy uf New, her first taste of Parisian society. I Aphony Foy included girdles, bras- CIO United Auto Workers agreed to1 pick a three-man arbitration board. Each side will name one member, and the two chosen will try to agree on a third man. If they fail to reach agreement in a limited time, the settlement provided, that position will be taken by Dr. Harry impartial umpire under the Ford- UAW contract. The company's disciplinary action against 35 Ford workers at the start of the snag in the rescinded. The agreement must be ratified by the union membership before acceptance is complete. This prob- ably will be held today. The settlement means that many workers will be recalled after the Memorial Day week- end. The company said it hoped to have some maintenance workers in the Ford Rouge and Lincoln plants back next Monday and sev- eral thousand production workers Big Three Invites Soviet in Republic With List of Conditions. One auto accident took seven lives back on the job by Tuesday. Most of the guests were Margaret's age. Secrecy surrounded the list, but three of them included Capt. Antonie Corbigny and the two sons of the writer, Francois Maurlac. A small orchestra played in the ballroom where a portrait of Margaret's great-great grand- mother, Queen Victoria, and por- traits of George V and other Brit- ish monarchs hang. A red-faced official told Mar- garet there is a post-war short- age of well dressed young French gentlemen. "Since the war, you know, not many French youths have dinner he added. Lille (UP) Joseph Mirland peeled off his shoe and set it on the stove to melt off the piece of putty that stuck to the sole. The explosion broke several win- dows in Joseph's house, but he es- caped with only minor injuries. The "piece of putty" was plastic dynamite. Czechoslovakia Archbishop Josef Beran appealed yesterday to the ministry of education to stop pub- lishing its new "Gazette of the Catholic Clergy." He said it was infringing on the corsets, stockings, slips and near I various other unmentionables. Foy jwas charged with grand larcency. Police said that when they ar- rested him Friday night, Foy was carrying a parcel containing 33 ladies' slips valued at They said his boss apparently had called him down good. BANK TO DRESS UP ITS GIRLS IN UNIFORMS Indianola, la. The nine girls working in the Peoples Trust Savings bank no longer have to worry about what to wear at work. The bank is furnishing each girl three uniforms, suitable for wear the year around. Woman Hif by Car a Mystery Mystery surrounded the identity of a woman who was struck by a car on highway 218 south of Wa- terloo and died later at Presby- terian hospital. Story on page 11. Other features today: Page rightful church. duties of the Catholic At the same timr, the arch- bishop's office in Prague asked that the government reane taking; (Continued on page 2, column 6) "Believe It or Not" 8 Cedar Falls ...................14 City in Brief 3 Classified Advertising 24, 25, 26, 27 Farm News 75 Markets......................28 Northeast Iowa............ 12. IS Radio Programs.............. 36 Sports 31, 32, 33. 34 Theaters 17 Uncle Wiwnly .................8 Woman's Pages ..19, 20, 31, 22, 21 and critically injured three others at Shallotte, N. C. One car, crowded with workers returning there from Washington, D. C., for a weekend at home, crashed into another car occupied by three persons after a rain. Prediction Fulfilled First Pay. North Carolina officials had pre- dicted seven traffic deaths in the state this weekend. Aided by generally fair weather, most transportation facilities were jammed. The National Safety council esti- mated a total of about private cars would use the roads. It predicted a highway death toll of 215 but pointed out that extra caution might reduce fatalities by one half or more. At New York City, airline traffic jumped 50 prr cent and an esti- mated were expected to desert the metropolis for beachrs and resorts during the long; holi- day. Railroads throughout the country added extra sections to get city dwellers to picnic grounds and re- sort areas. Only in the plains states were there showers. The rain was slowly spreading eastward and the Chicago weather bureau said it might reach the east coast by Monday. Other Holiday Totals. The far west enjoyed fair and seasonable weather and the south basked in "typical early summer weather." The overall accidental death toll in the past two Memorial Day holi- days was high. Deaths from auto accidents, drownings and miscellaneous ac- cidents hit 482 in 1947 and 453 in 1948. Auto accidents alone killed 206 persons in 1947 and 212 in 1948. The changing weather picture might contribute to cutting traffic and reducing the number of ac- cidents. At Philadelphia, both motor and rail movement was slowed by cool weather. The was in the 50's. The Pennsylvania railroad said, as a result, travel was 10 per cent be- low normal. Sporting events invited millions from their homes. Northern California mountain re- sorts were still offering snow sports. Idaho and Wyoming announced good fishing prospects. Thousands were gathering in Indianapolis for the classic 500-mile Memorial Day auto race and base- ball drew its fans to the bleachers. The parade of automobiles was impressive. The New Tork City ante club said about 650.MM cars were expected to leave the city. Michigan looked forward to more than cars on its highways. Minnesota halted road construction to clear the way for an anticipated 18 per cent jump in travel. Flood damage, however, closed roads at 15 spots in Oklahoma. In some western states, highway of- ficials warned of bad road condi- tions as a result of the heavy bliz- zards of last winter. The Ford company's pro- duction workers will be recalled in the same order to which plants is, production will be resumed last in far-away plants such as California. It will be necessary to build a backlog of parts before assembly lines at the Ford Rouge and Lin- coln division plants can start roll- ing again. Truman Asks Nation for Peace Prayers IBy the Associated Press) Americans are urged by President Truman to pray for permanent peace at Me- morial Day observances tomorrow as they bow in tribute to the dead of the nation's wars. From famed Arlington ceme- tery near Washington, where many of America's heroes lie, to little rural churchyards all over the country, tiny flags will fly and graves will be vladen with flowers on the 81st annual Me- morial Day. In a proclamation, Truman called on the nation to observe Memorial Day with a nationwide prayer for peace. "This sacred day is a fitting oc- casion on which the people of our nation, all of whom, directly or indirectly, have been bereft by war's terrible toll, may appeal to Almighty God for help in turn- ing the steps of the world to the paths of permanent the proclamation said. Sen. Millard Tydinys (D-Md) will speak at the Arlington cere- mony. Wreaths will be placed on the tombs of the Unknown Sol- dier there and in Paris and Lon- don. A floral anchor will be cast in- to the Potomac river near Arling- ton to honor navy and marine dead. Paris The west invited Russia yesterday to join the Soviet zone of Ger- many with the west German republic on condition that Russia abandon its staggering claim for reparations and agree to guarantee the fundamental freedoms set forth in the new constitution. Soviet Foreign Minister An- drei Vishinsky's reaction was cold. He said the west's idea was "one-sided" and "unsuitable for four power agreement." He said he had been presented with a "fait or ac- complished fact. West's Answer. U. S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson, British Foreign Secre- tary Ernest Bevin and French For- eign Minister Robert Schuman came up with the formal proposal to unify Germany at the opening of the sixth session of the Big Four council here. It was the west's answer to Vishinsky's suggestion that Germany revert to the four- power rule which was tried oat after the Potsdam conference in 1945. It broke down when Russia abandoned. The west made it plain to Vishinsky that it would approve no plan to unite east and west Germany unless the Soviet Union accepts the basic law of the Bonn constitution. This guarantees freedoms and liberties the Russians never have been willing to give the people they control. These were the conditions: Freedom Main Condition. 1. Freedom of information, in- cluding freedom of movement, freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention, freedom of association and assembly, freedom of speech, press and radio. 2. Freedom for all democratic political parties and freedom of elections. 3. Independence of the judiciary. 4. Agreement, among the four powers, that "no delivery of repa- rations from current production or stocks would be required." Russia insists on worth of reparations from Ger- many, mostly from current pro- duction. She has consistently refused to tell the west what she has taken already in the way of plants other German assets. fflE IN LESS BART SUFFOCATES IN CRIB. Atlantic, <ms) _ Walter D. Anderson, 4-month-old of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Anderson of At- lantic, suffocated Friday in his crib. It was baby pulled a rubber over Us face. 7 Americans Held Hostage by Bolivians La Paz, Bolivia Seven American engineers and one Argentine yesterday were held as hostages by striking tin mine workers protest- ing trie arrest and deportation of a mine union official. The Americans, held at the Sight Veinte tin mine in the Catavi region about 200 miles southeast of La Pax, were identi- fied as Wilbur J. Cook, Floyd W. Erickson, Joseph G. Bessette, T. J. O'Connor, Patrick Grene, Richard D. Elette, and T. R. Woods-Smith. A Bolivian army commander at Catavi was reported last night to be negotiating the release of the hos- REDS REPUBLIC. Berlin Communist-con- trolled delegates from the Soviet zone converged on this strike- harassed city last night to set up their own German republic. Dr. Robert C. Rutledge, Jr., St. Louis pediatrician convicted of second degree murder in the slaying of Byron C. Hattmann, hangs his head as he is led from the elevator by Sheriff Jim Smith after reading of the verdict last night in a Cedar Rapids, la., court- room. The doctor's face worked emotionally and painfully but he did not break down. He made no comment. (AP Wirephoto di- rect to Courier.) Shanghai Goes Under Rule of Reds Shanghai, China A Communist military con- trol commission headed by victorious Gen. Chen Yi took over Shanghai yesterday, and is- sued rules governing the city's The new rulers began by taking over the Central bank and closing- two leading- Chinese newspapers. Four Chinese evening newspapers reportedly were ordered to suspend publication, but there were indi- cations that they might be allowed to resume publication later. No new regulations for foreign publications and news agencies} "No. that passed over everyone's were decreed immediately. The government's gold yuan cur- Soys Verdict Influenced by Ingenuity Cedar Rapids, la. (AP) Jury Foreman Archie D. Farmer, Jr., 25, the youngest of the jurors in the Dr. Robert C. Rutledge, Jr., murder trial, said the jury was convinced that a conviction should be returned in- "from the word go." Asked why, he replied: "The state showed more genuity." Asked whether yesterday's reen- actment of the state's version of the fatal which the prosecutor and his assistant rolled on the floor in front of the was an important factor, Farmer said: Four Ballots Taken; None for Acquittal; Sentenct Within 30 Days. Cedar Rapids. la. Dr. Robert C. Rutledge, Jr., last night was convicted of second degree murder of the slay- ing of Byron C. Hattman. alleged seducer of Rutledge's wife. The verdict was returned in the courtroom at p. m. The jury had deliberated three hours and 41 minutes with an hour out for dinner. Second degree murder carries a sentence of 10 years to life im- prisonment. The determination of sentence will be up to District Judge J. E. Heiserman. The state had asked for a ver- dict of first degree murder which carries a sentence of death by hanging or life imprisonment. The defense had asked for im- mediate and complete freedom fof the 28-year-old pediatrician. Sentence Within 30 Days. Judge Heiserman announced that the sentence would be pro- nounced within 30 days. Dr. Rutledge was charged with stabbing Hattman to death, in a Cedar Rapids hotel room last 14 during a bloody light. The young doctor's face wu strained with emotion as he left the courtroom to a. reception eC photographer's flashbulbs. The courtroom was filled whem the verdict was returned. When the verdict was read St. Rutledge sat alone at the side of Sheriff J. L. Smith. Absent from the courtroom were his blond, willowy wife, Sydney, 23, his father and mother, Mr. of Houston, Tex., and Mrs. Rut- ledge's father and stepmother, Mr. and Howard B. Goodrich, of Hannibal, Mo. Took Four Ballots. Jury Foreman Archie Farmer said the jury took four On the first, he said, one juror was for a verdict of first degree were for man- seven for second rency was outlawed, effective June 5, and the Communist "jen min pao" currency established as the only legal basis for exchange. The city wu orderly, as thous- ands of curious residents flocked to points which were the site of battles earlier in the week, seek- ing souvenirs of the "last-ditch" defense of Shanghai. The local branch of the economic cooperation administration an- nounced today that no further Mar- shall plan supplies would be sent to Shanghai, but that Communist eaders would be consulted on the disposal of stocks already on hand. Red Dot, Klnt Cdwura, Harvester, Dutch Master. San Felice. Martin dear, (advertisement) head." Pressed for chief weakness in the defense case, the jury foreman said that he and his colleagues "found we couldn't believe Dr. Rutledge's story." He said the first ballot was taken after only 20 minutes. Questioned about the jurors' at- titude toward Mrs. Sydney Rut- ledge's which she said she had been plied with liquor and seduced by said: "She was protecting her hus- band." HURT IN CAB CRASH. Gleuwood, la. Marsean murder, four slaughter, and degree murder. On the second ballot sevea favored a verdict of second degree murder, two first degree murder, and three manslaughter. On the third ballot, Fanner con- tinued, the vote was 11 for second degree murder and one for first degree. Farmer said one ballot was tak- en before the jury went to dinner and three after they returned. Second degree murder under Iowa law is murder without pre- meditation. The defense and state were is) dramatic contrast in their final pleas. "Defended His Life." Defense Attorney Walter J. Barn- grover said: "Dr. Rutledge fought to save own life and in defense of sanctity of his home. Edison Morgan, 41, Hamburg, la., verdict of guilty would make farmer, was injured critically last womanhood the bare and open prey night in an automobile accident oniof the man who would rather in- highway 275. I vade another's home in lustf ulnese The Jury That Convicted Dr. Rutledge is the jury that last night found Dr. Robert C. Rutledge, Jr., guilty of second degree murder of lyren C. right ere: back row, David Paul, Emile Nevotny, Ralph Stewart, Emmet Neenan, Carl Murrin, AvH NaNey. font lawman, Theodore KaMer, George Mumtr, 6ffford, (AP te Cesjrietj fSPA-PERI