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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 30, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPtft THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION innm VOL LV and United Full Lease Five a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 30 1949 More Talks on Blockade Lift Slated Means No Final Decision Reached by Jessup Malik Washington A state de partment official said Saturday that there will be other meet ings on the Berlin blockade sit uation between American ambas sador Philip Jessup and Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Jakob A Malik This information indicating of ficially that the SovietAmerican negotiations have not yet reached a final decision came from de partment Press Officer Michael J McDermott A short time earlier he had talked with Jessup Jessup meanwhile conferred with Assistant Secretary of State Dean Rusk one of the depart ments top political officers and with Counselor Charles E Bohlen an expert on Russian policy Secretary of State Acheson and Undersecretary of State Webb are both out of town McDermott said He added that there is no policy Significant to their absences from the city McDermott made clear tight se crecy had been reimposed on the negotiations after the outburst of information Tuesday which fol lowed Russian disclosure of a pro posal to lift the blockade He said Jessup cant talk about the sub stance or nature of the discus sions In connection with the prospect for other meetings McDermott said no date had been set for a followup JessupMalik talk He also could not say which nation might start the ball rolling for a session next time Fridays New York meeting was held at Maliks request Hope for Rain to Stop Fires in Minnesota Duluth Minn UR Weary men fighting more than 125 sep arate blazes in northland forest fires pinned their hopes Saturday on forecasts for rain but feared the showers would be accompan ied by winds The blades crackled their way through forest brush and peat in nearly a quarter of the state An estimated 500 firefighters had prevented loss of life Only one farm home had burned but new fires broke out as old ones were extinguished The fires stretched from Mille Lacs lake southwest of here to the western edge of the Mahno men Indian reservation and north to the upper and lower Red lakes In the west they cut into the su perior national forest and a few isolated fires burned around In ternational Falls on the Canadian border This Paper at Two Counties Get B F onus rorms MAY BASKET is May to Flora goddess of men welcome the return of grass leaves and flowers Holding the traditional May basket offering is Miss Dolores Suby daughter of Mr and Mrs William Suby 1810 Hampshire S E Reds Thrust Spearheads in Kashing Vicinity in to Stay lest Americans Indoors for Japanese May Day Tokyo Mac Arth urs headquarters suggested Satur day that Americans stay indoors Sunday when Japans communists and labor groups celebrate May day An announcement said occupa tion personnel not on duty should stay out of the way of marchers to avoid accidents Pleads Innocent to Tax Evasion Charge Des Moines M Chris tensen Eagle Grove garage op erator pleaded innocent in fed eral court Saturday to charges of evading approximately in federal income taxes Christensen was freed on bond No trial date was set The alleged evasions occurred from 1942 to 1946 inclusive Weather Report FORECAST Mason cloudiness Saturday night Showers late Saturday night and early Sun San Francisco Chi nese communists Saturday de manded that Britain the United States and France quickly withdraw their armed forces warships and military aircraft from China At the same time they promised to protect all foreign nationals to consider the establishment of diplomatic re lations with foreign countries Shanghai col umns Saturday rolled to within 23 miles of Hangchow in an apparent move to knock out that anchor to the whole nationalist position on the Shanghai front The newspaper Sin Wan Pao said government employes Hangchow had been ordered leave and that locallyorganized militia took over police duties This might indicate the national ists soldiers had withdrawn from the coastal city 121 rail miles southwest of Shanghai There was nothing official to bear out this however Reach Teching The Shanghai garrison com munique said that one communist column had reached Teching 23 road miles north of Hangchow Earlier the garrison said national ist troops had withdrawn from Wu kang 12 miles west of Teching Sin Wan Pao reported artillery fire could be heard in Hangchow The city was quiet and most shops were closed The communist radio boasted that the main battle raged 70 miles or so northwest of Hangchow where it said 7 government armies were trapped and were being an nihilated 140000 This would mean more than 140000 nationalists or nearly onethird of the total force as signed to defend the now punc tured Nanking Shanghai Hang chow triangle The U S liner Gordon will dock in Shanghai Sunday to take on more than 1000 evacuees There will be 700 Chinese 100 Americans and 200 other foreigners The U S navy withdrew the last of its fighting craft from the Whangpoo in the heart of Shan ghai All navy ships are now anchored at Woosung at the mouth of the Yangtze day Low Saturday night High Sunday 65 40 Iowa Showers overspreading state Saturday night Cooler extreme west portion Saturday night Sunday cloudy with rain east and partly cloudy west portion Cooler Low Saturday night 46 west to 55 east Minnesota Partly cloudy Showers thunderstorms and turning cooler west portion Saturday night Sunday showers and thunderstorms and cooler IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sat urday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Saturday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Des Moines Votes on Manager Plan Des Moines Moines voters decided Saturday whether the capital city should change from commission form government to the city manager type Polls for the special election re mained open from 7 a m to 8 p m A heavy vote was predicted The election climaxed a months long campaign which became fair ly hot during the last 2 weeks The fight for a managertype govern ment was sparked by a citizens committee and the Des Moines League of Women Voters while opposition was led by city offi cials labor leaders and a group called the Committee for the Des Moines Plan ADDRESSES LUTHERANS The Rev H Conrad Hoyer Chicago executive secretary of the division of American mis sions of the National Lutheran council will be the speaker at the Lutheran rally service at the First Congregational church in Mason City Sunday at 3 p m The rally is in connection with the 81st annual convention of the Iowa conference of the Augustana Lutheran church be ing held here through Sunday See stories and pictures on page 74 42 59 none 64 SAME BlMk truffle tm U Ikeira State Auto Crashes Take Lives of 6 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Six persons died and 5 injured in traffic accidents in Iowa Friday and Saturday Lester Smith 21 farm hand died in an Iowa Falls hospital Saturday from injuries received when a tractor he was driving overturned and pinned him un der it The accident occurred Saturday morning on a road southwest of Iowa Falls He was the son of Frank Smith of Britt Herbert Meeham about 30 Davenport was killed at 8 a m Saturday when his westbound car left highway 52 two miles east of Luxemburg and overturned in a ravine Robert Eugene Davis 13 of near Pulaskia was fatally injured Friday when he fell from the car his mother was driving B L Dodge 55 and his nephew Raymond Schorr 21 both of Ce dar Rapids were killed and 3 others were injured in the collision of 2 cars 34 miles west of Walker In Des Moines Genevieve Bald win 22 who lived in Des Moines and formerly lived in H a m p t o n was killed and 2 persons were in jured one critically when 2 cars collided and 1 overturned and burned In a critical condition at Broad lawns General hospital in Des Moines was Bennie Bartley 22 of Des Moines Leonard Dahms 27 of Glad brook an Iowa State college stu dent was reported in serious con dition at Broadlawns hospital Bartley was pulled from the drivers seat of the car in which he was riding alone after the car burst into flames Mrs Ruth Schorr 56 of Cedar Rapids mother of Raymond and a sister of Dodge was taken to St Lukes hospital in Cedar Rapids and was reported in a serious con dition i Remarried Widow Can Get Check Des Moines widow of an Iowa World war II veteran who remarried after Nov 2 1948 still will be eligible for a bonus the attorney generals of fice has ruled This was one of several rul ings made public Saturday by the Iowa World war II bonus board Board Chairman C B Akers state said the others largely vere more technical Nov 2 1948 was the date of he last general election at which he voters approved payment of Bonuses ranging from to to the approximately 250000 owans who served in World war II Inasmuch as that was the ef ective date of the bonus act the attorney generals office held any widow of a veteran who remar ried after that date or remarries lereafter would be eligible as the seneficiaries of a veteran killed n action regardless of how long he served Unmarried Widow After the widow designated in the law as the unmarried widow next in line for the will be he veterans child or children stepchild or stepchildren moth er father and finally his guard ian Meanwhile 2 of 4 bonus forms iiave been distributed to every courthouse in the state One of the 2 is the questionnaire to be filled out by the veteran man or woman The other goes to navy marine and coast guard veterans only The 2nd form is designed to show how much sea duty the navy marine or coast guard vet eran had Actual service on the seas will be held equal to foreign duty by other veterans Bonus payments will be made at the rate of a month for 4 months or more for domestic duty and per month for foreign duty Get 3rd Form Former Iowa veterans now living in other states will get the questionnaire plus the 3rd form The 3rd form requires the names of 3 persons who can testify tha the veteran lived in Iowa for a least 6 months before he enterec the service That residence re quirement is one of the prime factors of qualification for the bonus The 4th form goes to the bene ficiary or beneficiaries of the de ceased veteran This one is gener ally similar to the questionnaire Ed Kallemyn bonus board sec retary said he expected more than half of the bonus application would be received within the nex month He added that it probabl would take 4 to 6 months topro cess all of the applications re ceived within the month First payments are expected ti be made in June or July depend ing upon how soon the Iowa sup reme court rules on a test suit o the financing plan Deadline fo applications is Dec 31 1950 Reefs Agree to Keep Hands Off Barges Berlin Russians agreed Saturday to keep hands off British barges in western Ber ins waterways and released 3 3ritish soldiers seized Friday night while they were trying to livestock from soviet zone The soviet actions remove 2 minor obstacles that had threat ened to complicate AngloRussian relations at a time when lifting of the Berliu blockade appeared im minent The waterways dispute was set Jed at a noon conference between Brig E R Benson British clepu y commander of Berlin and Maj Gen P A Kvashnin soviet trans port chief The agreement was understood to call for freedom of movement on western Berlins canals for both British and Russianlicensed barges The dispute erupted Wednesday when the Russians who control all Berlins canals under an old 4power agreement stopped Brit ish barges in the British sector of Berlin Next day armed British military police shooed away the soviet control officials and an nounced their intention of remain ing there to insure the free pas sage of British barges GlobeGazette Photo HOWS ABOUT what these 4 music contest ants were wondering as they waited at Music hall Friday for their section to finish So they took a peek from the waiting room Left to right up and around are Mary Lou Heslop Eldora Charlotte Herbert Cedar Falls Karl Schmidt Osage and Joanne Hiner Osage FEW Wins Vote at John Deere Plant Moline 111 score in the jurisdictional fight between 2 CIO unions was 3 to 1 Saturday in favor of the United Farm Equip ment Workers of America They won 922 to 224 over the United Automobile Workers Fri day in a national labor relations board election at the John Deere plow works here The UAW won an election in the Alii sChalmers plant at Springfield 111 several weeks ago but the FEW won at the McCor mick of the International Harvester Co in Chicago and at the Oliver Corp plow works in South Bend Ind Northwdod Man Buys TopPrice Guernsey Bull at Breeder Sale Des Moines 6th an nual Iowa State Guernsey Breed ers sale Friday brought an aver age price of on head of Cattle it was announced Saturday A top price of was paid for a Guernsey bull The animal consigned by Langwater Farm North Easton Mass was bought by H W Sawin Northwood Iowa The toppriced female Guernsey brought R S Kilpatrick Des Moines bought the cow She was consigned Waterloo by Joseph Golinvaux Senate Fights Over Division of Funds for Education Aid Let Hudson Firm Recover Brake Dies South Bend Ind pickets at the Bendix Aviation corporation plant stood aside Sat urday and let trucks of the Hud son Motor Car company enter the plant to remove automotive dies The 5 semitrailer trucks en tered Bendix products plant be fore U S Marshal Al W Hosin ski was able to serve a temporary restraining order against local 9 of the ClOUnited Auto Workers The Detroit auto firm got the order for removal of its 15 brake dies Friday from Judge Luther M Swygert in the northern In diana district federal court in Fort Wayne Fred Allen chairman of the lo cals strike committee said the decision to permit the trucks to enter the plant was reached at an early morning conference of the committee Saturday morning REVIEWS ROTC Iowa City William S Beardsley reviewed and inspected the University of Iowa ROTC unit Friday during Governors day ac tivities here As part of the pa rade ceremonies the governor pre sented a set of state colors to Rob ret J Berens Neola cadet com manding officer Washington senate scrap over a federal aid to education bill centered Saturday around the question of how to di vide the money among the states The issue was tossed into open ing debate on the bill Friday by Senator Lodge RMass He of fered an amendment to distribute the money through a yearly payment for each public school child The bill now calls for dividing the money by a complex formula which takes into account not only the number of children 5 to 17 years old in a state but also the annual income of its residents Under the bill as now written the federal payments for teachers salaries and other school operat ing expenses would vary from a child in the richest states to slightly over a child in the poorest That Lodge said is ridiculous He said a state cant be classified as rich or poor simply on the basis of how much income its res idents have received over a given period of time Senator Douglas DI11 said Lodges amendment would reduce proposed federal aid funds for 16 poorer states and give more money to states like New York Connecti cut and my own state of Illinois Douglas said hes against that because he believes it is in the national interest to more nearly equalize education opportunities The way Lodge figured it a state like Mississippi would get a year under his amend ment compared to under the formula in the bill But the share going to his own state of Massachusetts would rise from to State Music Contest in Final Day 4000 Students From 130 Schools Entered Saturday By CLARA MADSON The state contest went into iti final day here Saturday with CD class schools only participating but bringing the largest number of contestants to the city on any single day in the 3 day event for 4000 musicians from the 130 schools entered Among the groups helping to swell the number of contestants Saturday were 21 bands Of these the C school bands averaged around 50 pieces and the D school bands around 40 pieces Then there were close to 20 mixed choruses averaging some 40 mem bers each besides 55 glee clubs averaging 30 each In addition to these a great many solo and ensemble numbers both instrumental and vocal were scheduled For the small groups arid soloists from any class school the contest here means that those receiving a Division I rating will take part in another and final in the state series This will be held at Perry on May 7 For all the large groups in any school the contest here and at the 3 other sites in the state Iowa City Spencer and Shenandoah it is the final one Starts at 8 a m The first event Saturday opened at Music hall at 8 am and the final event was scheduled as late as pm at the high school auditorium Singularly enough St Ansgar musicians were the par ticipants in both of these the final one being their concert band Operation centers here simi larly held late house Friday night as the AB schools wound up their final events Lights gleamed from the windows and doorways show ing contestants running in and out or lounging on the steps Many who had finished and learned their outcome found a resting place in their school buses which were lined up on the ad ministration building grounds close to the high school head quarters Here they waited until roll call indicated they could start the trek home a lot of them hap py others a little wistful and thinking Well maybe next year The weather man cooperated and gave the contestants here spring weather permitting the feminine side of the entrants to appear in summer finery How ever for the most part there wasnt too much time for fads and frills though a few were in evi dence such as the identical bright red bow ties worn by 2 young GlobeGazette Photo JUDGES AT MUSIC at music contests hear more music than any for instance the one who listened to 50 piano soloists at one sitting on the first day of the 3day state series here Large group events have 3 judges such as these pictured here They are from left Willard Fejfar of the University of South Dakota at VermilHon Himie Voxman from the University of Iowa Iowa City and R T Ful ghum also from the University of South Dakota UN in Church Trial Session Flushing N Y United Nations general assembly was called into special session Satur day in an effort tp wind up the eastwest dispute over the Balkan church trials There were official hopes but no assurances that a vote could be reached by nightfall on a plan to voice the UNs deep concern over charges that Hungary and Bul garia had violated fundamental human rights and freedoms in their trials of Joseph Cardinal Mindszerity and Bulgarian Prot estant churchmen The measure was certain to gain overwhelming approval over the stubborn objections of Russia and her 5 satellites in eastern Europe It noted the efforts of the United States and Britain to take action against the 2 are not UN members and retains the issue on the assemblys agenda for possible rehearing next fall Opening of the debate late Fri day was highlighted by a blunt presentation of opposite sides of the case by U S Delegate Benja min V Cohen and Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko Cohen told the assembly that the churchmen were tried and sent to prison because their govern ments had decided them as sources of opinion to liquidate independent This is a plot against Hungary and Bulgaria Gromyko shot back It is frightening to hear the word freedom from the American delegate in whose country people are hailed before tribunals because they want to have freedom of po litical conviction street Maybe they were just Ma son City students not in the con test putting on a little abandon on their 1day vacation necessitated by the contest Late Results Results coming in late Friday night and additional ones appear ing as the Saturday events pro gressed were as follows Strlnr Quartet A first MiicelUneoHS Slrlnja A City West Waterloo first Treble Voice High C o a B Thompson Siimner Shirley Rosenow Sumner Nancy Von Daehren Fredericks burg Marion Bendlckson Northwood Margaret North Arlington Marilyn Wright Orange Donna Dudden Grundy Center Marilyn Frederick Grundy Cen ter first Ruth Traeger Sumner Lor raine Oelmann Ackley June Schwartz Plymouth Marilyn Ressler Allison Carol McGinnls Britt Donna Sturges Hock well Evelyn Robertson Blairsburg con solidated LaVonne Petersen Dike Carol Hobbs Parkersburg Mary Lou Baker Belmond second Boys Glee Club first De corah second Boys Glee Club Hampton first Manchester Waverly second Mixed Chorus City Bcone first Concert Band Falls Osase first Waverly West Union Eldora sec ond Woodwind Quintet fA Union West Waterloo first Boone second French Horn Quartet Wav erly Mason City first Manchester sec ond Baritone Solos C Engle Tri poli Richard Caple Maxwell consoli dated Bill Broderlck Allison Bill Adams Manly Glenn Nelson North wood Wayne Jlpson Elkader Joe Lam bert Monona John Henry Primus Steamboat Rock Jesse Knight Steamboat Rock Lor en Kalkwarf Belmond Karl Denger Dows Rick Daters State Cen ter Dale Sommerlot Albion David Cle ven Madrid Galen Schwab Madrid John Nelson Albion first Phillip Christy Nevada Kern Severl son Luther Consolidated Jack Thics Britt Leonard Seda Traer Lynne Cas larka Traer David Foster Sheffield Al lan Pool New Providence Robert Fln cham Fernald Consolidated BUI Metge State Center Wendell Bengtson Colo Consolidated Larry Johnson McCalls burg Waldo Walker Fayette Gary Lowe Mitchell Buford Floy Thornton Gerhard Knutson Goldfleld second Tnba A Ferguson Boone Jim Purdie Mason City Sheril Christian West Union Bob Halasey Eldora first Norman Tosten Cresco Gordon Janssen Mason City Orr Pardun Clarion second Drum Ensemble A Waterloo Cresco Hampton first Waukon Man chester second Snare Dram A Laugh lin Osage Dick Talbot Marshalltown Charles Ball West Waterloo Janet Ber Str West Waterloo first Robert Schucth New Hampton David Parker Mason City Phyllli Hull Waukon second Oiefcestra first City second Glee Ctafc Wau kon Iowa Tails Manchester Eldora first Waverly second Treble Vetcc High Jewell Sheffield Donna Keleher Rowan Marilyn Hartwifj State Center Marilyn Smith Lincoln tmuelilpLoreta Brltaon McCallsbu Kllerbeefc Nora Springs Noble JUcevlUe Paul ine Johnsnn Madrid Barbara Rockford Genevieve Downing Zlkader Lee Adam Marble Rock first Marilyn Ellis Belmond Sharon AndvrMo fjfacf iburc dark Marilyn rfc Korfr Sprlnstj JoAnn Pvtenen ;