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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 27, 1950, Mason City, Iowa 1 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 27 1950 top the Frank the flax d barleyfilled buildhig and g Chicago Police Crack Big Fence in Stolen Goods By ROBERT T LOUGHRAN T Press staff Correspondent Chicago cracked the biggest fence opera tion in the country when they confiscated worth of stolen goods and seized Arthur Fish Johnson former contact man for John Dillinger Police Commissioner John Prendergast said Thursday Climaxing 18 months of sleuthing by a detail of 25 de police raided a north west side warehouse Wednes day night and hauled away tons of loot stolen by burglars hijack ers robbers and shoplifters in widelyscattered parts of the country You fellows finally hit the jackpot Johnson quoted by McCarran Says Switzer May Tell His Story Carroll O Switzer of Iowa may tell the senate judiciary his ver sion of his appointment to the fed eral bench Chairman McCarran DNev said Wednesday that as far as he was concerned Switzer and Iowa Democratic Chairman Jake More would be given a hearing on the matterif it is requested But he said were not going to keep this case open forever Theyll have to make a request to the committee within a reasonable time McCarran said both Switzer and More had been advised of a com mittee hearing Tuesday and could have attended Senator Gillette DIowa was the only witness at that hearing Gillette testified that prior to the 1948 campaign Switzer had sought an agreement that if he ran for governor on the democratic ticket and lost Gillette would support him for a judgeship Gillette said he told Switzer and More he would not agree to such a proposal because that would be political trafficking in judgeships In Des Moines Switzer and More said they had no comment on Gillettes testimony but would like to be heard by the committee McCarran indicated that such a hearing might have to wait until May as he is going to Salt Lake City for hearings in 2 other judgeships and will not return until May 8 Gaming Kingpin Denies Knowledge of Big Gambling Washington Costel lo a reputed king pin of the gambling world testified under oath Thursday that he is not qualified or equipped to give senators information about big time wagering in the United States At the present time Im not qualified the Italianborn Cos tello said with a heavy accent Why asked Senator McFar land DAriz Maybe I dont know about it Costello said The nattilydressed Costello ap peared voluntarily before a senate commerce subcommittee which is studying a bill designed to ban the movement of gambling informa tion across state lines McFarland is chairman of the group SLOWS DOWN TAX CUTS Washington fl The house ways and means committee voted Thursday to keep the 20 per cent excise taxon night clubs and also the imposts on coin operated de vices bowling alleys billiard and pool tables Slowing down its ex cise trimming process at least tem porarily the committee also voted to continue the 20 per cent tax on dues initiation fees and safe de box leases Johnson described by Prender and Deputy Commissioner and most slippery fence in the nation refused to say more He was held for further questioning Cerro Gordo Supervisor in Car Crash Fritz 38 farm er near Mason City and member of the Cerro Gordo county board of supervisors and Jerry Weller 24 autioneer living north of son City were in a hospital here Thursday with injuries suffered in an automobile accident 3 miles north of Hampton on highway 65 at 3 p m Wednesday Fritz suffered a broken verte bra but his condition was not considered serious A cast was to be applied and he is expected to return home Saturday Weller suffered a broken rib and facial cuts Weller who was driving re ported a tire blew out the car wont out of control struck the wing of a culvert and nosed into a ditch containing about 6 inches of water Elevator Strike Hits 250000 in New York New York Elevator oper ators and other service employes people who make apartment life walking out Thursday in a strike that threatened to affect 250000 res idents of the citys skyscraper dwellings The cliffdwellers of Park av enue and many a less fashionable street agreed life wasnt so lux urious without them At 8 a m 15000 employes in about 1000 apartment buildings in all sectionsof Manhattan walked out Particularly affected were fashionable addresses along Park and Fifth avenues on Cen tral Park west Sutton Place and Tudor City About 200000 per sons were affected by the first phase of the strike Altogether the wagehour dis pute involves 18000 employes and the landlords of 2000 apartment houses The union demands a wage in crease of weekly a cut in the work week from 48 to 40 hours and a welfare plan Pres ent wages says the union are from to for a 48hour week Carpenter Farmer Drowns in Tank McGillivray 52 was accidentally drowned in a water tank in the farm yard at his home onequarter mile west of Carpenter early Thursday Mr McGillivray was doing the chores carrying a pail in his hand and as he went to get some watefr from the tank he was jostled by the cattle and fell headfirst into the tank according to Robert Bride Manly Worth county coroner who investigated The coroner estimated he had been in the tank probably an hour and a before found by his son Curtis The body was taken to the Schroeder Houg funeral home atSt Ansgar Mr McGillivray is survived by the widow son and a daughter SET NORTHWEST DEFENSE Seattle flying into northwestern United States after May 5 will have to file a flight plan or be intercepted by fighter aircraft Its part of the program set up Wednesday by creation of the air defense area of the north west Similar programs have been set up in northeastern United States and at Los Alamos N Mex TURN HOPEWELL TO BOYS Trenton N J Hope well N J mansion from which the Lindbergh baby was kidnaped 18 years ago will be turned into a home for delinquent boys in June it was announced Thursday Groups Set Up to Bring Single Foreign Policy Washington Tru man Thursday endorsed whole heartedly a plan to set up 8 sen ate foreign relations subcommit tees to help bring about a true bipartisan foreign policy Mr Truman said in a statement he hopes the house foreign affairs committee will follow the pro posed senate pattern to help pro vide for a free interchange be tween the state department and congress The presidents statement was issued after he held a white house conference with Secretary of State Acheson and Chairman Connally DTex of the senate foreign re lations committee Connally is author of the plan to set up 8 subcommittees which would correspond with the organ izational structure of the state de partment Truman Set for 8 Major Addresses Washington Tru man has decided to make 8 major speeches on his crosscountry stumping tour next month the white house announced Thursday In addition to the formal ad dresses the presidentwill make about 50 offthecuff talks from the rear platform of his private railroad car Presidential Secretary Charles G Ross in announcing Mr Tru mans plans said a detailed itiner ary of the trip is being completed and he hopes to make it public soon The president will start the trip May 7 and wind it up on May 16 Ross announced the places and dates for 7 of the 8 speeches They are May 8 Lincoln Nebr May 10 Pendleton Ore May 11 Grand Coulee Dam May 12 Butte Mont May 13 Fargo N Dak May 14 Madison Wis and May 15 Chi cago where he will address a dem ocratic rally This Paper Consists o Two No 171 File Closes on Political Race in Iowa W H Nicholas Opposed by 2 for Lieutenant Governor Des Moiiics ff Secretary of State Melvin D Synhorst Thurs day disqualified one candidate for U S senator and 3 for congress on the basis of inadequate peti tions Candidates whose names he re moved from the list are Ralph B Slippy Waterloo republican for the senate and Dan C Rogers Waterloo republican John A Case McGregor republican and T W Mullaney Waukon democrat all for congress Synhorsts action cut to 392 the number of candidates whose names will go on the ballot in Iowas June 5 primary election Synhorst added that the peti tions of Joseph E Miller Des Moines candidate for republican secretary of state and possibly some others still are being studied W H Nicholas of Mason City will be opposed by only 2 other candidates for the republican nomination for lieutenant gover nor instead of 4 who originally an nounced it was revealed when the entry lists for Iowas June 5 primary closed at midnight Wed nesday night in Des Moines The Mason Cityan will have op posing jiim J Kendall Buster Lynes JPlainfield and Richard V Leo of Dysart Warren Wells of Council Bluffs withdrew earlier due to ill health and Wednesday State Rep Harold Lum Nelson of Sioux City announced he would seek reelection instead of running for lieutenant governor Nelson said he was getting out because he thought it would be best for the party if the nomina tion was made in the primary Convention Might Choose This was a reference to the pos sibility that the nominee would have to be chosen by the state party convention if any candidate fails to get 35 per cent of the vote This puts the campaign out in the open and without the possi bility of the election going to con vention the issues will become more clearcut said Nicholas who is organizing to conduct a vigor ous campaign in the remaining 5 weeks before the primary Goy William S Beardsley had the field all to himself in the re publican primary for that office Over on the democratic side of the fence Lester S Gillette of Fostoria and Myron J Bennett of Des Moines are gubernatorial opponents Incumbent Senator B B Hick enlooper finds 3 others lined up at the starting gate to contest his bid for renomination Over in the democratic paddock where the Brannan farm plan seems to be the chief fodder for debate 6 are entered in the race 3 Oppose Ilickenlooper Harry B Thompson of Musca tine Earl F Wisdom of Des Moines and Ralph B Slippy of Waterloo are Hickenloopers op ponents The democratic race features a field which includes Albert J Loveland recently resigned U S undersecretary of Agriculture former Gov Nelson G Kraschel former Congressman Otha D Wearin Alvin P Meyer W M Shaw and Ernest J Seemann All but 2 of Iowas 8member G O P congressional delegation have primary opposition The 2 without primary worries are James I Doluver in the 6th dis trict and Charles B Hoeven in the 8th The democrats will have candi dates in every congressional con test and for every state fact in many of the races more than one democrat seeks the right to run this fall There is an eager field too in the republican primary for state offices below governor The head line show is in the state treasurers race where 5 candidates are out for the post which Treasurer John M Grimes is vacating voluntarily The democratic contest for the nomination for governor became a 2way affair when John H Miller who announced his intention to run failed to complete his filing Not Enough Counties It almost became a 1way busi ness when M J Bennett who switched from the G O P to the democratic field in order to run turned up with inadequate peti tions Bennett had 4000 well over the 2173 he but it turned out they all were from Polk county The law pro vides the petitions for governor must be signed by 1 per cent of the partys in at least 10 counties as computed on the basis the last previous election tally Bennett sent 6 men rushing out to 9 other counties and got the required number of signatures in time to complete his filing at p m Complete list of candidates on page ADJOURN CHRYSLER PARLEY Detroit nightlong ses sion in the 92dayold Chrysler strike was adjourned at a m Thursday with out any official sign of a settle ment The recordlength session was accompanied by rumors of an impending break US Defense Needs Drop Economy Plan Farm Income Wont Stand High Rates Washington agricul ture department warned Thurs day that a decline in farm prices foreshadows a drop in railroad busiaess unless freight rates are reduced The department said there apparently is little hope for a cutback in freight rates In a review of the marketing situation the department said the cost of shipping farm products by rail has risen sharply in the last 2 years while market prices of farm products has dropped Furthermore it said the current outlook is for even flow farm prices and stable or possibly higher freight rates Since mid1916 freight rates have gone up 50 per cent for wheat 44 per cent for cotton 51 per cent for potatoes 34 per cent for citrus fruit and 45 per cent for apples the report said Farm prices and freight rates now bear about the same relationship as in the years before World war I the report said If the relationship gets worse for the farmer it said efforts will be made to cut transportation costs by shipping farm products to closer markets or using cheaper forms of transportation That would reduce railroads net earnings the department said and that in turn might impel them to request additional rate in creases on the traffic that con tinues to move by rail Truman to Light Torch for Veishea Day Ames UR Officials of the Veishea day celebration at Iowa State college confirmed Thursday that President Truman will light the symbolic torch inaugurating the celebration The president will ignite the torch at Ottumwa May 8 during a stop on his western tour Then the torch will be flown to Des Moines and relayed from there to the campus by college students each running a quarter mile The torch will be used to light a flame on the central campus which will burn throughout the 3 days of the celebration Mr Truman is expected to speak briefly on higher education at the torchlighting ceremony Arrangements for the presiden tial lighting were made in Wash ington by 2 students Don Arends Avon Lake and Merle Bonthius Orange City publicity director and general chairman of the Veishea days Maragon who used to have friends atthe white house poses outside federal district court Wednesday in Washington a few minutes before a jury convicted him of lying to senate investigators last July Federal Judge Jennings Bailey refused to release Maragon on bail Frank Sinatras Wife Accuses Him Hollywood Sina tras wife has filed suit for sepa rate maintenance the first legal step she has taken since announc ing her separation from the crooner on Valentines day Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Same as Iowa except low Thursday night 24 high Friday 46 Iowa Forecast Partly cloudy and continued cool through Thurs day night Low Thursday night 25 to 30 northeast 32 to 36 southwest Friday partly cloudy with showers beginning over west portion by afternoon or night Warmer west and south Friday East to southeast winds 15 MPH Friday and high 50 northeast 55 to 60 southwest Further outlook Rain Saturday probably ending during Sunday No decided change in tempera ture Temperatures Saturday will range from 35 to 39 during early morning to 57 in after noon Minnesota Friday partly cloudy a little warmer southwest por tion Low Thursday night 1520 north 2228 south High Fri day 3540 northeast to 55 south west IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 34 Minimum 27 At 8 a m 30 Snow Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 72 Minimum 40 Hickenlooper Hits Browder for Contempt Washington Bourke B Hickenlooper R la said Thursday he is considering askingthe senate communist investigatingsubcommittee to cite Earl Browder for contempt Hickenlooper told a reporter that he will discuss the con tempt issue with the committee behind closed doors late Thurs day and would seek legal ad vice Washington Browder testified Thursday that there are no communists in the state depart ment to his knowledge and said he has never even met Owen Lat timore But the former communist party chief turned defiant of a senate foreign relations subcommittee and refused to answer when Senator Hickenlooper RIowa put a series of questions about a 1945 meeting with Tung Pi Wu Chi nese communist in this country Hickenlooper asked if Lattimorc John Carter Vincent American ambassador to SwitzerlandJohn Service a U S consular officer and Philip Jaffe former editor of the magazine Amerasia attended the meeting Browder refused to answer He accused Hickenlooper of organiz ing a fishing expedition Milwaukee Changes Time for Summer The Milwaukee Road has an nounced changes in train time be ginning Sunday when daylight saving time goes into effect in Chicago Changes in Mason City include Train No II The Sioux will arrive in Mason City at a m and leave Mason City at a m Train No 3 The Marquette will arrive in Mason City at a m 5 minutes later than at pres ent Train No 118 The Marquette will leave Mason City at a m instead of a m HORSE SHOW AT WATERLOO Waterloo than a mil lion dollars worth of horses from 34 states are competing in the 4th annual national stallion and saddle horse show which opened here Thursday and runs through Sun day Show Manager Joe Du Mond said more than 800 horses in 14 different breeds from many of the nations top stables are entered in the prize competition Du Mond estimated the value of the horses entered at Marshal Tito Warms Up to Italy Greece Belgrade Yugoslavia Premier Marshal Tito Thursday expressed hopes for better rela tions with Italy and Greece neigh bors with whom she has quarrelled bitterly in the past few years In a stateofthenation address to his new parliament Tito said newest ably the recent government change in Greece promised from now on there will be pos sibilities to substantially improve the relations between our 2 coun tries Regarding Italy whose claims to Trieste Yugoslavia has bitterly disputed the premier said Yugoslavia considers that the present unsolved problems be tween the 2 countries should not be a reason for worsening of re lations The efforts from both sides for improvement of rela tions for economic and other co operation can contribute to easier solution of disputed ques tions In his 3 hour 20000 word speech to the newlyelected com munistdominated parliament Ti to laid down a 9point foreign policy program promising friend ly cooperation on equal terms with the west A similar attitude toward Rus sia and the cominform satellites he said is now impossible be cause of their stubborn hostile attitude Canadian Air Chills Midwest By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It was overcoat weather again Thursday for most of the central part of the country There was more snow and more subfreezing weather over wide areas of the midwest Temper atures hit below freezing early Thursday over sections of the Da totas Minnesota Nebraska Iowa Wisconsin and in northern Michi gan and northern Illinois Snow fell in many parts of the cold belt Chicago got some of the snow hat has been showering over the Dakotas Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin Heaviest falls were in he southern suburbs with only a trace in some parts of the metro jolitan area The mercury was at the freezing mark The cold Canadian air that has chilled the midwest most of the week headed eastward and into parts of the south but temperatures noderated No immediate relief rom the lateApril cool wave was n prospect One of Thursdays owest readings Waa 18 above at Minot N Dak Tense World Picture Halts House Cut About Will Go for New Military Planes By WILLIAM F ARBOGAST Washington tensing international situation brought added force Thursday to demands for new defense funds and exten sion of the draft law It all but shelved the house economy drive In response to the request of Secretary of Defense Johnson the house was resigned to vote an extra for military spending most of it for airplanes And house leaders thought it likely that the members would have to vote on the question of keeping the draft law alive for 2 years beyond June 24 when it is scheduled to die Chairman Cannon DMo of the appropriations committee an nounced committee approval of an amendment that would hike the defense budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 from the 911000000 recommended last month by the committee to 261000000 Another The extra was ap proved after Johnson testified be fore a subcommittee Wednesday It would besplit up this way for the air force for naval air 000000 for conversion of warships and for the antisubmarine war fare program Withrepublicans joining demo crats in supporting the increases their addition to a omnibus appropriation bill perhaps late next week appeared certain There is a chance that an effort may be made to add even more for the appropriations i committee has recommended a cut in socalled nondefense mili tary funds and Johnson wants that restored For Emergency Use The agreed on is in tended to keep the nations air force at a levelof not less than 48 groups of active and first line war planes Chairman Vinson DGa of the armed services committee told newsmen that because of present world conditions he will ask the committee next week to approve a 2year extension of the draft law Senate Refuses Aid to Spain by 42 to 35 Washington senate re fused by a 42 to 35 vote Thursday to open the European recovery program to Franco Spain The vote turned down an amendment to the foreign aid bill that would have also provided for a loan to Spain from the exportimport bank Senators McCarran DNev and Brewster offered it Before the vote Senator Con nally DTex said he thinks President Truman and Secretary of State Acheson would not op pose an exportimport bank loan to Spain if Spain applied for it lowan Killed at Grand River Grand River H Ar ger 42 of Grand River was kill ed early Thursday in an accident on a county road 5 miles east of here Highway patrolmen said Ar gers car crashed through a bridge and dropped into a stream He was alone in the car The body was recovered when the car was pulled from the stream after day light I ASK BANK STATEMENT Washington comptrol ler of the currency Thursday is sued a call for a statement of the condition of all national banks at the close of business April 24 SAME traffU Htmri ;