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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 13, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION mi i LI VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 13 1949 This Paper Consists of Two One No AP Wirephoto TOP ARMY MEN Omar N Bradley Secretary of the Army Gordon Gray and Gen Joseph Lawton Collins left to right pose together at the pentagon after President Truman nominated Collins to be chief of staff of the army as successor to Bradley Bradley was selected to be chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Coal Wage Conference in Recess White Sulphur Springs fP The bituminous coal wage confer ence is in recess again leaving the coal fields with the same uneasy truce and the 3day work week Negotiators for John L Lewis United Mine Workers and north ern and western operators met here for 2 hours Friday for the first time since July 27 There were talks of a crisis but all that developed was an offer by the operators to continue the old wage contract for another 20 months The union said no Two weeks ago the operators had made the same offer and had received the same reply The ne gotiators agreed to resume con tract talks Aug 23 Train Makes Stop as Hoover Suffers Gall Bladder Attack Ogden Utah Herbert Hoover 75 the nations only living former president was stricken by a gall bladder attack Saturday aboard a transcontinental train which made an emergency stop while he was treated However after examination and treatment at Elko Nev and Ogden he decided to tinue on his way to New Pleads Not Guilty to Robbery Try Osceola Burns 16 year old ministers son Saturday pleaded innocent in district court to a charge of entering a bank with intent to rob The Marshall county youth is accused of planning to rob the Murray bank office of the Clarke county State bank County Attorney Friend R Cur ry said the case probably would not be set for trial before the Oc tober term of court Burns was held under bond which he had not posted Burns son of the Rev Robert Burns minister of the Christian church at Bethel Grove near Al bion entered his plea through his courtappointed attorney R E Killmar of Osceola He was ar raigned before District Judge Charles J Lewis Mt Ayr Curry said earlier that Burns had signed a statement admitting that he had entered the Murray bank with a rifle his face cov ered with a hood His statement Curry said told how he waited 5 hours in the bank trying to build up his courage and had decided to leave when he was spotted by a woman who screamed He fled down an alley but was arrested a short time later on York City Dr Keith Stratford Ogden phy sician examined Mr Hoover for 20 minutes in the former presi dents stateroom when the the City of San here Stratford said the attack was only a mild one and Mr Hoover will go on to New York He said the attack was nothing serious Mr Hoover first began to feel ill about 4 hours before the train reached Elko Word was sent to Dr Dale Hadfield of Elko who met the train at 4 a m to treat him Mr Hoovers first words Had field said were Ithink Im hav ing a gall bladder attack Ive had them before and I know what they are When Hadfield was leaving Hoover thanked him and said be sure to drop me a note some time and let me know how things are with you When the train arrived here at p m CST a waiting ambu lance pulled up beside it then drove hurriedly away i i Girl Lives After Car Jumps Cliff Wall S Dak 14year old girl was still shaken Saturda from her barefooted struggle u a rockstrewn incline to seek aic for her parents killed when thei Deep Freezes Simply Gifts General Issues Statement From White House Washington Maj Gen Harry H Vaughan said Saturday that home freezers sent to him a n d other Washington notables w ere simply gifts from 2 old friends and there was nothing improper about this courtesy The story about shipments of e e p freeze units to Vaughan VTrs Harry S Truman Chief Jus ice Vinson and others were out in connection with he senates investigation of 5 per enters Extend Courtesy Vaughan issued a statement at he white house saying the sim le explanation of the entire mat er is that 2 old friends of his Harry Hoffman and David Ben nett desired to extend this cour esy to me as a friend and I in urn made gifts of these units to certain friends of mine Vaughan who is President Tru mans military aide said Because some inference or im plication is present that there was some impropriety in this connec tion I believe that I should make A statement at this time so that it will be absolutely clear that there was nothing improper in any manner regarding the gifts of these units No Commercial Value He said Milwau kee Wis advertising him in 1945 that he could get hold of some deep freeze units that had no commercial market value as they were experimental models Vaughan continued At that time I informed him I would like to have him send one to me and one to the white house in Washington for the lunch room Senate Bill Woul Cut Grain Supports used by members of the staff Also I asked hin to send one to the little white house in In dependence Mo and to send oth er units to Mr Fred Vinson Mr J ohn Snyder Mr James K Var daman and Mr Matthew J Con nelly Stratford said the expresident was resting easy GETS POLIO TREATMENT Iowa Smith 22 Iowa Falls was admitted to Uni versity hospitals here Saturday for polio treatment His condition was described as serious Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy Saturday with thundershowers in the vicinity Saturday evening Low Saturday night 65 Sunday partly cloudy high 87 Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday with a few widely scattered thundershow ers warmer east portion Low Saturday night 65 northeast to 75 southwest Minnesota Cloudy to partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday scattered thundershowers north west portions Saturday night and Sunday morning not Pope Believes School Fight Is Settled Castel Gandolfo Italy Pope Pius XII said Saturday he believes the controversy between Francis Cardinal Spellman and Mrs Franklin D Roosevelt over the question of federal aid to Catholic schools has been resolved satisfactorily The pontiff expressed this opin ion in a special audience given 5 American newspaper correspond ents at his summer residence here The pope answering a direct question first replied that the matter was too delicate for com ment Then he added he had seen the exchange of letters between the New York archbishop and Mrs Roosevelt in a Rome newspaper and that from them he thought the controversy was resolved sat isfactorily The controversy cnocerned the Barden bill in congress which would provide fed eral aid to public schools car plunged down the 100foot hill Chrysa Franjos daughter of Mr and Mrs A A Franjos of St Paul Minn said their car left highway 20 about 5 p m Thurs day She told how she spent part of the night unconscious and then several hours climbing the steep badlands hill After she reached the highway the girl was passed by several motorists ivho later reported to authorities that a crazy woman had been seen Finally at 6 a m Andrew Gallna of Round Lake Minn picked up the nearfrantic girl and brought her to the Wall hos pital Her parents bodies were pulled to the top of the incline by ropes The family had been returning from a visit to California Coliseum in Des Moines Is Gutted by Fire DCS Moines spectacular fire Saturday swept through the Des Moines Coliseum blocklong landmark on the Des Moines river gutting the structure Thousands of persons lined the bridges and nearby streets as fire men poured water into the flam ing mass Only a short time after fire broke out apparently in the north end of the brick 3storied structure the interior was a blaz ing furnace The 41 year old building located between Grand avenue and Locust on Riverfront has been the site for the citys boxing and wrestling shows and has served for a num ber of large conventions A roller skating rink is located in it cormer Argentine Ambassador to S Plans to Fight Duel Buenos Aires Argentina leronimo Remorino ambassador o the United States challenged resigned Foreign Minister Juan Atilio Bramuglia to a duel Satur day Bramuglia immediately ac cepted Remorino sent his seconds to Bramuglia soon after President Juan Peron accepted the foreign ministers resignation and appoint ed Jesus Paz Jr a professor of law as his successor The immediate reason for the duel was not disclosed But it was presumed that Remorino believed his honor offended by some of Bramuglias remarks during an argument between the 2 men Thursday night over Remorinos policies as ambassador in Wash ington Awarded in Injury Suit Mason City Woman Sues After Being Hit by Motorboat Placerville Cal Ebba Olson 29 daughter of Mr and Mrs Carl Olson Mason City Iowa Friday was awarded judg ment for injuries suffered when speed boat struck her at Lake Tahoe Cal Sept 9 1948 An Eldorado county jury of 8 men and 4 women deliberated only 2 hours It found resort owner Ralph Anderson negligent in oper ation of a 85 horsepower motor boat which ran down Miss Olson and Miss Loretta Nedved Both were floating in shallow water on a large inner tube Henry Lyon defense attorney will make motion for new trial on grounds of excessive verdict not supported by evidence Saw Boat Miss Olson who testified from an ambulance cot said she was trans fixed and petrified when she first saw the boat bearing down 15 feet away at a speed of 25 to 27 miles according to defendent and wit nesses Miss Nedved who was credited with saving Miss Olsons life after the accident said she dragged her from 70 to 80 feet to the shore The original complaint asked It was amended during trial to The Anderson boat was not insured The accident was repeated this summer when 13 year old Imogene Wittsche lost both legs in the same vicinityofresort lake She is suing AP BUILDING man was reported missing after a wall of the old 3story Masonic building in down town Clarksville Tenn collapsed Friday One section of the wall fell first and another section plunged down later Listed as missing was Ralph Richards 55 USO worker for Sisters Present Miss Olson was comforted by sisters Miss Edith Olson Rock ford 111 and Mrs Genevieve Allen Mason City at her side during 4i days hearing She plans to re turn to Mason City upon com pletion of hosiptalization at Wa shoe general hospital Reno Nev where she has been since the ac cident A doctor says this should be 3 months more Injuries consisted of two 14 inch lacerations in the left thigh a compound fracture of the thigh bone fracture of left knee cap There have been 3 bone grafts since Dr John Becker Reno ortho pedic specialist says she will have 60 per cent use of leg The brown eyed brunet broke down from ex citement and suspense as jury filed in late Friday afternoon States Rights Democrats to Be Ousted From Party Washington rights democrats will be read out xif the democratic party officially when the national committee is called here late this monthto pick a new chair man it was learned Saturday Outgoing Chairman J Howard McGrath shortly will is sue a call for a committee meeting on Aug 24 The major point of business will be se lection of his successor Corn Drop Is 5 Cents a Bushel New Compromise Farm Measure Goes to Full Committee Washington IP Senators learned Saturday a proposed com promise farm bill would lower existing government price sup ports for wheat corn cotton pea nuts and most grains Offsetting these however would be higher government price floors under beef hogs lambs milk but terfat wool and other commodi ties The changes in levels of govern ment supports would result from a new parity formula included in the compromise bill worked out by Senator Anderson DN former secretary of agri culture Parity is a standard for measur ingfarm prices designed to give the farmer a purchasing power equal to that of a previous favor able period Approve Bill Andersons compromise bill has been approved by a 7member ag riculture subcommittee It is scheduled for action by the full 13 member farm legislative group next week Agriculture department experts have supplied senators with a com parison between existing supports 90 per cent of the present parity those for next year under the proposed re vised system Compared with existing sup TO HOLD REUNION Storm Lake More than so warm Sunday extreme northwest Hickenlooper Sees World Peace Threat Detroit Bourke B Hickenlooper R Iowa warned Saturday that there is an ormn ous pattern of aggression devel oping in international relations that led before to World wars I and II Hickenlooper addressing the national convention of the Frater nal Order of Eagles said he saw in soviet speeches a purpose of world conquest paralleling Hit lers Mein Kampf We paid too little attention to 200 persons are expected to at tend the national reunion of the 94th signal battalion to be held here Sept 3 4 and 5 Margaret Mitchells Condition is Better Atlanta Mitch ell Pulitzer prizewinning author who was struck by an automobile Thursday night appears to be niproving and has been taken out of the oxygen tent physicians at rrady hospital said Saturday She still is not fully conscious lowever but her husband John Vlarsh said she was definitely better He added that he was greatly encouraged by the doc tors report Miss Mitchell 43 author oE Gone With the Wind was struck down while walking across Peach tree street with her husband He was not injured The driver of the car Hogh D Gravitt 29 was charged with drunken driving TRUMAN TO SPEAK Washington resident Harry S Truman will address the national convention of Amvets on Labor day Sept 5 the white house announced Friday Electrocuted in Freak Accident Carlisle UR Jensen 19 Des Moines was electrocuted in a freak accident at a bridge site i mile west of here late Fri day The youth son of Hartvig Jen sen owner of the Iowa Bridge company was leaning on a low boy used to haul cranes while a crane was being unloaded The boom of the crane was tangled in high tension wires sending current surging through the crane vehicle and Jensens body Estimate Quake Dead at More Than 6000 Quito Ecuador Galo Plaza Lasso has estimated the Ecuadorian earthquake dead at more than 6000 it was reported Saturday His estimate was given in a special message to congress He said property damage would run about McGrath now a senator from Rhode Island is about to become attorney general assuming that the senate confirms his nomina tion which has been reported fav orably by the judiciary commit tee Not Invited According to high democrats McGrath will make it plain in his call to the committee that the states rights democrats are not invited It was understood he will spe cifically advise committeemen from Mississippi and Louisiana that they are not welcome be cause of their adherence during the recent election to the states rights party which supported J Strom Thurmond Committeemen from 2 other bolting states Alabama and Thur monds South Carolina will not be mentioned in McGraths call because they have resigned or been replaced Trumans View President Truman made his feelings in the matter known shortly after the November elec tion when he said he won with out the solid proud of it South and Apparently was Mc Graths attitude toward the states right democrats takes into full account the viewpoint chief executives IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 82 Minimum 69 At 8 a m Saturday 71 TEAR AGO Maximum Minimum fl2 Consider Special Session of Legislature By DWIGHT McCORMACK Des Moines UP Some mem bers of the Iowa legislature are sounding each other out on the possibility of calling for a special session to enact housing legisla tion At this point it is only a pro posal which originated at the Clear Lake Governors Day gath ering of legislators and others last weekend However it is un derstood some democrats and some republicans favor it clearly announced from Moscow We had earnestly hoped that with the defeat of naziism ag gression would no longer be a threat but the kremlin has decreed otherwise he said Road blocks by the Soviets are turning a peace based on mu tual respect to a cold war that gives us no peace he said V tion of whether Iowa can quali fy for federal grants under the cogressional housing act of 1949 Early indications are that this state cannot without additional legislation Rep George E OMalley D Des Moines has asked Attorney General Robert L Larson for a ruling on the question Larsons office is giving the statutes a thorough searching before mak ing a ruling The attorney general said in formally several weeks ago when the congressional act was passed he doubted that Iowa could qual ify under present law He em phasized however he would have to make a thorough study to an swer the question formally News dispatches from Wash ington have said several times Iowa is one of only about half a dozen states which cannot now qualify for the federal grants If the attorney general should rule that Iowa cannot now qual ify for the grants those favoring a special session are expected to campaign among the other law makers for one If the attorney genera should rule that Iowa can qualify now for the grantsthe federal govern ment might rule otherwise and withhold the grants until Iowa passes a housing act However Iowa law provides for special sessions only in the case of emergencies Even if the fed eral government should withhold housing grants to low a there would be the question whether that constitutes an emergency Only the governor can call E special session Gov William S Beardsley declined to comment on the matter However governors usually are not inclined to cal special sessions unless there is widespread desire for them Rep Arnold Utzig DDubuque introduced housing bills in both Ihe 1947 and 1949 sessions of the legislature without success Among other things the con gressional act provides for feder al aid in the construction of 810 000 dwelling units According to the political grape ine here the unfrocked commit eemen from Louisiana and Mis issippi will be given a chance to say their piece before the cre dentials committee of the party but they will be told in advance hat they are not invited to the Washington conference In political circle here it was generally accepted that McGraths successor will be William Boyle now executive vice chairman of the national committee THREATEN STRIKE Chicago of the IO Farm Equipment Workers Saturday threatened to strike egainst the International Harvest er Tractor Works to back up de mands for an adequate wage and a pension plan to Get Funds for Rutledge St Louis mass meeting raised Thursday night to help finance an appeal of the 70 year penitentiary sentence of Dr Robert C Rutledge Jr The group meeting at the First Christian Fundamental church planned to incorporate to help the young doctors cause Dr Rutledge 28yearold St Louis specialist in childrens dis eases was convicted by a jury in Cedar Rapids Iowa last May 28 of 2nd degree murder He was accused of fatally stabbing By ron C Hattman St Louis air craft instrument designer in a hotel room fight last December The defense contended Dr Rut ledge stabbed Hattman in self defense in a fight which followed the doctors efforts to persuade the young aircraft engineer to cease his attentions to the doc tors blonde 22 year old wife Dr Joseph L Authenrieth chairman of the meeting here an nounced that Leo F Laughren Dr Rutledges counsel in St Louis had agreed to donate his services as advisor to the group Dr Autenrieth said the group would meet some time next week to elect permanent officers and apply for incorporation Charles E Morgan one of the first St Louisans to start a de fense fund for the doctor was named custodian of the fund along with Dr Autenrieth Ankeny Man Dies in Car Accident Des Moines Dowd 83 of Ankeny was killed in a car periestrinn accident 2 miles south of Ankeny on highway 69 Friday the house has voted to continue another would be down 10 cents a bushel corn 5 cents lower and cotton down 136 cents for for a 500 pound bale On the other side the senate bill would support lambs at a hundredweight higher beef cattle up and hogs higher Milk Support Up Whole rrrilk supports would be up 58 cents or more a hundred weight and butterfat 74 cents higher a pound Under the senate bill the gov ernment supports would be flex ible so that after the first few years they could be lowered for cotton wheat rice peanuts corn milk and butterfat to 75 per cent of parity Here are some of the maximum supports at 90 per cent of with those now existing and which the house wants to continue an other year in the first column and the senate bills supports in the 2nd Present House Dollars Dollars Baiic Commodities Wheat bu Corn bu 141 Non Basic Commodities Butterfat B IVSS Milk Wholesale 351 cwt Eggs doi 471 Chickens Ib 259 Flaxseed bu H71 bu 211 Beef Cattle cwt 11 Lambs cwt 1290 Oats dm lM 136 657 409 S9S 2R7 IT00 70fl m Barley bu 136 Under the compromise bill be fore the senate committee Farmers must agree to planting production and marketing con trols if these are asked by the secretary to receive the high sup port levels made mandatory If they do not supports then would drop to 50 per cent of parity ex cept there would be no support on tobacco if controls were voted down Polk County Coroner Lilly said Dowd was night Acting Jack R struck by a car driven by Floyd Dolbec 40 of Hastings Nebr Dol bec said the elderly man was walking in the center of the traf fic lane Lilly reported The acting coroner quoted Dol bec as saying he swerved to to avoid Dowd but the elderly man jumped directly into the path of the car Lilly said the accident was unavoidable Dies When Auto Goes Into Ditch Cedar Rapids Crouch 42 of Central City was killed Fri day night when his car went into a ditch on highway 13 near here Coroner Robert Brosh said Crouch was entering the highway from a gravel road but apparently failed to stop crossed the highway and crashed into the ditch Brosh said a broken neck caused the death SAME Black fU meant in It V KILLED IN CRASH Bridrewater Sears 58 of Fontanelle was killed in a headon collision of 2 cars on a county road 6J miles cast of here Friday night 10 Persons Hurt on Carnival Ride Centerville persons were injured none seriously when a swing ride on Appanoose county fairgrounds collapsed Fri day night Most ol the injured were children L II Emswiler manager of the United Exposition Shows said 15 persons were on the swings the main supporting center slipped off the base collapsing entire apparatus M ;