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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 6, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON LOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV Press and Untied Press Full Li Wit Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 6 1949 TCt mi GlobeGazette Photo SPRING IS season of harder work and longer hours is here for the farmers Proof that spring is finally here was seen Wednesday with Lawrence Copley farmer 5 miles west of Mason City on highway 18 out in the field with a tractor and disk getting ready for oats planting Copley admitted the ground was a bit muddy yet A day or 2 more of sunshine and drying winds will bring out manv more farmers however Toll of Dead Missing in Hospital Fire Placed at 69 Effingham 111 The toll of known dead and reported missing iri the nations 2nd most tragic hospital fire was placed at 69 Wednesday by hospital officials They said 55 bodies have been 2 still unidentified and 14 persons are listed as miss ing in Tuesdays fire at 3t An thonys hospital Earli er a list compiled by As sociated Press reporters and of ficial sources at the scene showed 50 bodies recovered and had 30 persons reported missing The 62 yearold hospital was destroyed within an hour early Tuesday More bodies were dug from the rubble Wednesday as the Heart sick city of 8000 began burying some of the 13 newborn babies Who perished At nearby St Anthonys Roman Catholic church the Rev Gerald Weigand sang a requiem mass for Ihe repose of the souls of all the dead The flag on the courthouse drooped at halfmast Catholic schools were dismissed Thou sands of persons still gathered Mother Is Victim Hampton Gail F Henderson was called to Effingham 111 Tuesday by the death of his mother Mrs R E Henderson of that city who was a patient at St Anthonys hospital which destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning According to word received here she was not burned but died of shock before she Could be removed around the hospitals blackened walls and at temporary morgues Fire inspectors meanwhile in vestigated unconfirmed reports that stored paint or an arsonist might have caused the fire The FBI in Chicago and state police at Effingham denied a published story that they were investigating an arson report The mother su perior of the hospital nuns said the only stored paint was in the undamaged boilerrfroom Records at thehospital the only one in this south central Illinois community oi 8600 were lost 124 in Building However the hospital believed there were 124 persons patients and staff members in the 62 year old institution operated by the Catholic Order of St Francis when the fire broke The number of survivors was estimated at 55 by the Red Cross Firemen said most of the survivors suffered in some degree from burns or smoke but only one was reported in critical condition Among the known dead were 2 nuns the hospitals chaplain and 3 nurses Inspectors from the Illinois state fire marshals office investigated the fire Fire Chief FredWilkins of Effingham said he would co operate with inspectors in an at tempt to determine cause of the fire Gets 10 Years for Breaking Entering Fort Dodre Thomas I Kennedy 20 arrested in Des Moines last month after a night watchman fired at him and police chased him was sentenced here Tuesday He was given an indeterminate 10year term in the state reforma tory after pleading guilty to a charge of breaking and entering Kennedys capture in Des Voines came after he was sur prised trying to break into a serv ice station Brother of Mason Cityan Dies in Mr and Mrs Max Boyd 1125 3rd S W left for Oskaloosa Wed nesday morning after receiving word that Mrs Boyds brother Ralph Pringle 56yearold wid ower lost his life when his farm home at Wright in Manhaska county was destroyed by fire night v Mr Piingles liyearold daughter Aiiine escaped injury The fire broke out about 10 p Cause of tlie fire was riot known but it apparently began in the kitchen where Pringles body was found Kruse Named to Sifting Group Des Moines George H Robb REstherville was ap pointed Wednesday by Speaker Gus T Kuester RGriswold as chairman of the Iowa house of representatives sifting committee Effective Wednesday the commit tee of 30 will succeed the house steering committee The sifting committee will have control of all bills awaiting action except those dealing with appro priations roads and claims The steering committee calendar on which the house is working will be retained Kuester named 4 democrats to the committee In addition to Robb the committee is composed of Rep Siefkas ranking member Nelson Meyer Boothby Hanson De Groote Stevens Loss Olson Kruse Miller of Black Hawk Schwengel Goode Sherod Hin richs Strawman Weichman Long Brown Poston Young Graham Wells Bass Sloane OMalley Everett Pieper and Kosek Approximately 250 bills will be turned over to the sifting commit teeTExempt from the sifting com mittee in addition to the appro priations roads and claims meas ijres are 25 bills already onthe steering committee calendar The sifting committee will decide which of the 250 bills shall be acted upon before the session ends The tentative date by which the house hopes to adjourn is April 16 A Frenchman was credited with the first freeflight parachute jump in Paris in 1797 he jumped from a balloon at 2000 feet Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and continued warm Wednesday night and Thursday Low Wednesday 30 to 32 High Thursday upper 50s Iowa Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday Low Wed nesday night 3642 Minnesota Fair Wednesday and Thursday Cooler west and cen tral portions Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 51 Minimum 32 At 8 a m Wednesday 40 60 33 AGO Maximum Minimum Form Plan Aimed at End to Surpluses Administration to Lay Proposals Before Congress on Thursday Washington IP The Truman administration plans to lay before congress Thursday a farm pro gram designed to use the Ameri can appetite for meat poultry and dairy products in such a way as to prevent troublesome crop sur pluses Secretary of Agriculture Bran nan will outline the longawaited program before a joint session of the house and senate agriculture committees It is the administra tions substitute for the contro versial Aiken longrange farm law passed by the republican 80th congress The program is expected to have a broad consumer appeal because of its emphasis upon a greater supply of livestock products at lower retail prices than would be possible under the present farm program Divert to Grass In brief it would seek to divert millions of surplus acres from cot ton wheat peanuts and some oth er crops to grass pastures and hay Such land would enable farmers to produce many addi tional head of meat animals and dairy cows and hence a larger supply of meat and milk Unlike the present program the new plan would not support prices of livestock poultry and dairy products It would allow them to drop to low levels As a conse quence many consumers would be able to buy much more of these products than at present The in centive for farmers to increase livestock production would be in the form of government payments Such a program would be ex pected to help accomplish 3 ends desired by the administration 1 Adjustment of crop production from abnormally high war and postwar levels to peacetime de mands j 2 Placing of greater em phasis on soil conservation and 3 Improvement of the national diet Brannan Advice Brannan is expected to tell congress that various economic devices would be needed to make such a program Work They would include price supppvts for some farm products incentive payments for others consumer siibsidy pro grams and government produc tion controls for such crops as cotton tobacco wheat rice and peanuts He is expected to say that the current controversy over the Aiken law puts too much empha sis upon price supports That law provides for a system of flexible supports ranging between 60 and 90 per cent of parity for most storable products and zero to 90 for others Assessors Bill Goes to Governor Des Moines much dis cussed county assessor bill was awaiting Wednesday the signature of Goy William S Beardsley Legislative action on it was completed late Tuesday The house of representatives sent it toward the last step before enact ment after agreeing to recede from three amendments the house had placed on the senate bill The senate earlier jn the day had declined to accept those pro posed changes There has been nothing to indicate the governor wont sign the measure He has vetoed only one bill thus far and that because of an inadvertant conflict in it with a present law The principal points of the measure which changes the con troversial county assessoract of 1947 are 1 The assessor would be ap pointed by a conference of may ors boards of education and the board of supervisors Each group would have one vote 2 The assessor would have a 4 year term 3 Terms of the present asses sors would end next Jan 1 The 1947 act provided for the appointment of the assessor by the county auditor from a list of eligibles following an examina tion given by the state tax com mission The assessors term was made permanent except for grounds for removal The act generated considerable opposition in some areas of the state principally because of the lifetime job given the assessor There was some complaint also on the appointiverather than elective feature Customer Brings Back Old Days to Barber Los Angeles Bob Kimbrough complained recently to Barber George Hodges that is too much to pay for a haircut Trouble with you Hodges re plied is a yen for the good old era the horse and buggy Monday Kimbrough rode a horse into the barber shop Hodges cut his hair for 75 cents AP Wirephoto S H O Congressman Ellsworth B Buck 58 was shot down in front of his Staten Is land N Y office Tuesday and seriously wounded His assailant was captured moments later Takes Shots at Former Congressman New York UR An unem ployed marine engineering officer was held Wednesday for seriously wounding former Congressman Eilsvorth B Buck RN with 3 revolver shots while the Staten Island district attorney looked on Charles Van Newkirk 58 of Amherst N Hamp brooding under the belief Buck had ruined his career admitted fir ing his special 38 caliber target revolver at the prominent repub lican from the steps of Richmond Borough Hall at p m Tues day He was charged with felonious assault and was ordered examined by 2 state psychiatrists The 58yearold Buck who de clined renominations for congress last year on grounds of ill health was reported in satisfactory con dition at Staten Island hospital Doctors said he would recover completely He was hit by 3 bul lets in the left thigh the left hip and in the back More than 50 police swarmed to the scene and Van Newkirk was taken intocustody before an am bulance arrived Bucks secretary told police that Van Newkirk had forced his way into former congressmans office on Monday afternoon de manding that Buck do some thing to help get him reinstated in the merchant marine Buck had refused to talk with him Reject Demand of China Reds Nanking President Li TsungJen Wednesday night was reported to have rejected a communist ultimatum for the vir tual surrender of the Nanking government Semiofficial Chinese quarters said Li still was making a des perate attempt to bargain with the reds for better terms Li also was said to have turned down a proposal that he go to Peiping where peace talks now are in progress He was reportedly invited pre sumably by the reds to go to Peiping and serve on a joint com mittee which would supervise the handing over of the nationalist armies to the communists While the peace talks took a turn for the worse the red radio kept up its attacks An editorial broadcast by the station demanded the immediate surrender of the government The report of the red ultimatum circulated in Nanking a few hours earlier It was attributed to au thoritative sources FOR CHILD NEGLECT 4 Sidney Frances Cha ote Hamburg widowed mother of 7 children Wednesday faced a 6 month sentence in womens re formatory at Rockwell City on charges of child neglect Earlier this week the womans children were placed in custody of Fremont County Sheriff A S Christopher Feels U S Must Stay in Europe Draper Agrees With Bradley in Army Day Speech in New York By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American troops must be sta tioned in Europe as long as the cold war lasts former Undersec retary of the Army William H Draper indicated Wednesday In an Army day speech Draper hit the same theme as did Gen Omar N Bradley army chief of staff in another address Tuesday night This is that the United States cannot abandon the con tinent of Europe to any aggressor Bradley told a New York audi ence that the armed strength of western Europe must be built up the people there would not be content with any strategic poli cy which envisioned letting an ag gressor overrun the continent but eventual liberation by strength from this side of the ocean Draper went a little further in a speech prepared for a St Louis audience He said If western Eu rope is to be defended from attack we dare not accept a strategic plan that relies on air bombard ment alone Our strategic plan must envision a retention of strength on the continent of Eu rope In Germany Gen Lucius D Clay the U S commander there said the United States is pledged to prevent any aggression against western Europe by force if nec essary At Montgomery Ala AirSec retary Symington said a fine army and navy are necessary to awin ning military team The air force has never claimed he declared that air power alone could win a future war Draper said in his prepared speech that he was speaking as a private citizen He stepped out of the armys No 2 civilian post however just a little over a month ago As undersecretary he was charged with responsibility for oc cupation matters and was thor oughly familiar with toplevel planning 9935 Iowa DriversLose Privileges Des Moines total of 9 935 Iowa drivers lost their driving privileges last year the safety re sponsibility division of the state public safety department reported Tuesday Of the total 5620 drivers were suspended after they were in volved in accidents andfailed to post security with the state as re quired by the financial responsi bility law The other 4315 were because of traffic vio lations The divisions summary of 1948 accidents also showed Property damage from acci dents amounted to re ports of 43615 accidents were re ceived compared with 30915 re ported in 1947 the average cost of a traffic accident in Iowa was there were 107930 drivers and owners involved in Iowa acci dents more than 18000 lowans were required to post security to cover costs of accidents and July was the costliest month when there were 3262accidents Endurance Flyers to Tallahassee Tallahassee Fla UR Pilots Bill Barris and Dick Reidel passed the twothirds mark Wednesday in their effort to break the worlds flight endurance record of 726 continuous hours in the air They refueled their plane the Sunkist Lady over Municipal airport here Tuesday night after coming from Miami where they had flown for over a week They will take on more gas sometime Wednesday Barris and Reidel are rerurn inr leisurely to California where their endurance flight started more than 500 hours ago Makes Up Her Mrs Heart to Seek Way to Keep Life After Year Oklahoma City Heart has made up her mind She now has the answer to the question she asked America last to do with her 000 and the 12 months she can ex pect to live She is going to see more doctors hoping they can find some way to keep her ailing heart beating when her year is up But it took an international flood of make her change her mind At first she had rejected the idea of more medical assistance saying she had seen cnougn doctors and that they all agreed But then letter after letter came in Dont give up I was sup posed to die in 1937 Doctors estimates are just estimates Many letters came from medi cal men urging she seek more ad vice v Last Friday when the mail reached its peak the 51yearold widow retreated to a sanitarium I didnt want my friends to know what my real name was she said but they began to sus pect and called me I had to get away and rest and think She said it would be impossible for her to answer the incredible stack of mail But I have a purpose now she said This Paper Consists of Two One No 153 Church Trials First Major Issue in UN OPENS UNITED NATIONS GENERAL Australian ForeignMinister Herbert V Evatt president of the United Nations general assembly opens a session of the assembly at Flushing Meadow Park N Y Tuesday At the left is Trygve Lie UN secretarygen eral Reject Plan to Use ERP to Encourage Trade Union Move Washington senate Wednesday rejected 59 to 23 a pro posal to use some of the 000000 of European recovery funds to encourage closer eco nomic unity among participating countries Sen at o r Fulbright DArk sponsored the amendment He said it would encourage such moves as the NetherlandsBelgian trade union and a similar proposal between France and Italy But Senator Connally flpor leader for the bill opposedit saying it not be in the public interest Senator Vandenberg voted for the proposal after Ful bright had accepted a general re vision of his original proposal suggested by Vandenberg It was one of the few times in recent years when Connally and Vandenberg split votes on a for eign policy matter This was the day Republican Floor Leader Wherry had picked for passage of the 000000 measure But Senator Lu cas 111 democratic leader was pessimistic Lucas openly charged that some GOP leaders dont want the con gress to get anything done Wherry told a reporter how ever he saw no reason why a final vote cant be reached by night fall And Senator Connally chairman of the foreign relations committee and floor manager for the EGA bill agreed with Wherry I think well finally make it Connally said after a 11hour ses sion Tuesday failed again to bring this There is only one real issue remaining and that should be compromised Connally was referring to pro tests by both democratic and re publican senators against Dutch activities in Indonesia despite United Nations attempts to adjust difficulties there He mentioned a compromise worked out by Senators Vanden berg Pepper DFla and Brewster It would withdraw Marshall plan aid to the Netherlands if the United Nations decides to use sanctions to enforce its order for the Dutch to cease fire release Indonesian authorities and in gen eral restore the status quo in In donesia Ike Summons 3 Chiefs of Armed Forces for Talks Washington Gen Dwight D Eisenhower will re sume his efforts Thursday to end army navy and air force bicker ing He summoned the operating chiefs of the 3 armed services to Key West The general recalled from the presidency of Columbia university for temporary duty as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff is re cuperating there from a stomach ailment The staff discussions are expected to last into next week Landmark to Go Montreal old Bona venture station a Montreal land mark will be torn down shortly to make way for modern CNR freight sheds Crowe Held for Return to New York Tampa Fla Hen derson Crowe brought to book here for embezzlement of from his New York bank em ployers Wednesday awaited re turn there to He gave up without argument when he was arrested in a bar and he shrugged his shoulders at the thought of getting an attorney to resist removal to New YorkHe said nothing when reminded that his family would suffer more than he Crowe 41 was arraigned here Tuesda and placed 000 bond then spent the night in the Hillsborough county jail Crowe readily signed a waiver permitting his return to New York and Federal Judge William J Barker signed a removal order a short time later United States Will Ignore Pact Protest Washington United States will officially ignore Rus sias formal protest against the North Atlantic pact In a state depart ment said Wednesday that the soviet governments interpretation of both the objectives and provi sions of the pact is erroneous It added that in view of the many publishedstatements which have been made on this subject it is notbelieved that any further is necessary Press Officer Michael J McDer motttold reporters he did not know whether the other 11 signers of the treaty will adopt the same cold shoulder attitude towardthe Russian protest On March the eve of the formal signing here on Mon sent notes to all the signers declaringthepact was ag gressive in intent and directed against the Soviet Union Monson Released From Hospital Forest Monson 23 who was shot twice in an al tercation with Night Marshal Cecil Aspenson 45 in Tom and Opals tavern on the night of March 30 was released from the hospital here Wednesday morning Aspenson was still being held in jail unable to Jurnish the required bond for his release Aspesons trial is listed as the first order of business when the April term of court convenes here April 12 with Judge T A Beard more of Charles City on the bench The charge is assault with intent to commit murder PIPELINE HEARING SLATED Wsuhinrton JP Oral argu ments on an application for ft natural gas transmission system from Lake Charles La to Keokuk j county Iowa will be heard April 19 before the power commiMion US Asks Mindszenty Case Probe American Move Brings Protest From Red Bloc Lake Success United States proposed Wednesday that the U N assembly decide whether communist prosecution of Josef Cardinal Mindszenty violated the Hungarian peace treaty The U S proposal also would have the assembly look into Bul garias trial of 15 protestant clergymen The American move brought a quick protest from the soviet bloc Polish delegate Juliusz Katz Suchy challenged the right of the U N to deal with the trials at all contending that these were strictly internal matters Hungary although not a mem ber of the U N protested in a communication received Tuesday against any U N review of the Mindszenty case R Austin chief U S delegate offered the American suggestion in the assemblys 14 nation steering committee as a substitute for Australian and Bo livian proposals concerning prose cutions of the Hungarian cathblio primate and the Bulgarian protest ants The committee is expected to decide whether the assembly should take up the issue at ita current session which opened Tuesday at Flushing Meadow Park New York The delegates moved to Lake Success Wednes day morning for a series of com mittee meetings The Mindszenty debate in the steering committee was recessed without decision until a m CST Thursday The delegates turned this afternoon to discussing the disposition of the prewar Italian colonies Royall Claims Army at Best Chicago Secretary Kenneth C Royall said Wednes dayjthe United States had the best army in its history Peace or war none He told an Army day luncheon meeting of the Military Order of World Wars that American troops give him confidence for any tomorrow no matter how cloudy that tomorrow may be Royall said he did not believe war was imminent He said war is unlikely as long as we are known to be prepared for He warned against the candy sweet doctrine of a pushover en emy and a pushbutton war and the utopian picture of easy fense and victory by means of a single weapon If war does come Royall said we could not win it by standing on our shores and throwing rocks or rockets or anything else across the seas He told of the armyair force twin role in national defense and said the army is fully behind the authorizing bill for a 70group peacetime air force just as the air force wholeheartedly urges an authorized peacetime army of 837000 men Girl Killed When Struck by Auto Conrad Kay Ash ton 2 was killed Tuesday night when struck by a car in the busi ness section of Conrad The accident occurred as girl and her parents Mr and Mrs Don Ashton of Beaman started across the street Ashton had parked his car in the centerstreet parking strip and they were walk ing to the curb Witnesses said the girl ran ahead of her parents TEACHER PAY HIKED Keoknk raises aver aging have been granted Keokuk school teachers Basic starting pay for teachers in Keo kuk with 2 years training is 8AMK M ;