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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 16, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copyt MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 16 1949 This Paper Consists Two One No 269 AP Wirepholo ETHEL BARRYMORE CELEBRATES 70TH Barrymore the vet eran actress is guest of honor at a luncheon at the MGM studio Monday honoring her 70th birthday Joining in the tribute are Louis B Mayer center and her brother Lionel She was feted on a special radio broadcast Monday night Lionel Not Impressed by Sister Ethel Hollywood The president of the United States the only liv ing former president and a former prime minister of England think Ethel Barrymore is pretty won her brother Lionel is not impressed Miss Barrymore distaff ruler of Americas royal family of the the ater vas 70 years old Monday In I ter Soviet Yugoslav Ambassador Recalled No Break Is Seen Belgrade Yugoslavia has recalled her ambassador to Yugoslavia it was announced Tuesday but a soviet spokesman denied that his country would break dip lomatic relations with Marshal Tito TJie spokesman Grigori P Snjukov said a new envoy would be named to replace Ambassador Anatoli Lavrentiev 45 year old soviet career dip lorn at who was promoted to a deputy soviet foreign minis honor of the occasion a nationwide broadcast Monday night carried tributes from President Truman Herbert Hoover Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt Winston Churchill and scores of other great personalities But at a luncheon Monday Lion el Barrymore could think of noth ing more to say than Well Ethel Im awfully happy you are with us and I wish you many happy returns Studio head Louis B Mayer who gave the luncheon for Miss Barrymore said Gosh thats a heck of a speech You can say more than that Im sorry replied Lionel but my writer has gone to San Fran cisco Snjukov counsellor of the so viet embassy and acting ambas sador said Lavrentiev already was in Moscow and had assumed his new duties under Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky Snjukovs assertion that the kremlin would send a new ambas sador to Yugoslavia contradicted the almost universal belief among veteran diplomatic observers here that Lavrentievs promotion was a roundabout way of cutting dip omatic relations with Yugosla Before Snjukov made his state ment observers speculated that he soviet union was preparing for graver action against Tito Snjukov said Laventiev had left Will Reopen Hearings on Foreign Arms Washington Senators re versed themselves in a stormy ses sion Tuesday and ordered hear ings reopened on the administra tions foreign arms program Chairman Connally DTexas of the combined senate foreign relations and arm services com mittee announced after a closed session that the groups will heai a half dozen witnesses They wil include Henry A Wallace and Norman Thomas both former mi nority party presidential candi dates Connally said the additiona hearings starting Wednesday wil take about 2 days He said he doubts now that the senate group can vole this week on the bill which was approved for the full amount Tuesday by the house foreign affairs commit Belgrade for Moscow ago He said the some weeks ambassador nad been ill as a result of an in flamation in his back Asked whether Lavrentiev would be replaced he said Why not cessary It is absolutely ne Tobin Sees Increase in Employment Washington of Labor Tobin forecast Tuesday an increase of a million jobs by the end of the year and a correspond ing drop in unemployment Tobin reported to President Tru man that the employment situa tion is improviing steadily He told reporters It looks very much like there will be a decided increase in em ployment during the next 6 months and that by the end of the year payrolls will be increased by ap proximately 1000000 persons This does not take in the possi bility of a major strike in coal or steel he said Tobin said there would be a substantial increase in employ ment and a drop in unemployment figures beginning about the mid dle of September Ask Apology From Steel Spokesman Trumans Board Called Vehicle to Force Concessions New York member of President Trumans steel fact finding board asked the presiden of the Bethlehem Steel corporation Tuesday to apologize for an as sertion that the board was set up merely as a vehicle for forcing upon us important concessions to the unions The apology demand was made by Samuel I Rosenman forme New York supreme court justice and confidential adviser to the late President Roosevelt The brush between Rosenman and Bethlehem President Arthur B Homer occurred as Homer opened the case of the nations second1 a r g e s t steel producer against the demands of the United Steel Workers of America CIO for a 30cent hourly 4th round wage increase No Reflection Homer said he had not in tended to cast any reflection on this board He said he only meant to convey what our fears are as based on experiences ill the past with such boards Rosen man objected to the following pas sage in Homers presentation It is easy to understand why Bethlehem was reluctant on the basis of past experience to give its approval to an irregular proce dure which appears to be designed merely as a vehicle for forcing upon us important concessions to the unions Rosenman said Homer seemed to be inferring that because of what other boards had recommended we were set up for recommend ing something similar Asks Apolopy What would you think if we based our facts in our report on that kind of evidence Rosenman asked I think that statement ought to be withdrawn and some Suspended General in Probe Testimony tee Senators scheduled an after noon closed session to talk over with Secretary of Defense John sori a report from Gen Douglas MacArthur covering the strategic situation in the JapanKorea area Johnson announced that Mac Arthur has declined an invitation voted 13 to 12 by the senate groups last Friday to return home to tes tify on the arms plan Administration acceptance had been forecast earlier for some of a series of amendments offered by Senators Vandenberg RMich and Dulles RNY to the for eign arms program Iowa Falls Man Is Treated for Electric Shock Green 31 of Iowa Falls was knocked unconsciour by 33000 volts of electricity from a high line while working on top of a Central States building at Britt about 11 a m Tuesday but is still living and has a chance of recovery according to attendants at the Park hospital Mason City Green was working on top of the building about 30 feet from the ground when his head came in contact with the high tension wire He wasknocked to the roof Rescuers took him from the roof and he was taken to Mason City in the Boughton ambulance Green 5s employed by the Elmer Hanson Construction company of lows Falls He is married and has B children MacArthur Declines Call to U S Washington Douglas MacArthur has formally declined an invitation to return to the United States to give congress a report on the Far Eastern situa tion The senate foreign relations and armed services committees had voted 13 to 12 to ask MacArthur to come home from Tokyo to testify in connection with the adminis trations foreign arms aid bill Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson Tuesday made public the text of a reply from MacArthur in which the general said For the best reasons set forth in my public statement of Aug 11 In I believe I can best serve the national interest by remaining at my post of duty here Johnson had forwarded the re quest of the senate committees to MacArthur and Vice Admiral Os car C Badger also wanted for testimony on the Far Eastern sit uation Johnson did not order ei ther to return 10 More Days Given for Bus Strike Talks DCS Moines William S Beardsley Tuesday gave the boar d of arbitration which is studying the Des Moines transit dispute an additional 10 days to arrive at a conclusion The extension gives the board until Aug 24 to complete its in vestigation The board then has 5 more days in which to make its report Vote Social Security Plan Expansion House Group Okays Recommendations by President Truman Washington vast ex pansion of the nations social se curity program in line with Pres ident Trumans recommendations was approved formally by the house ways and means commit tee Tuesday The vote was a topheavy 22 to 3 Supporting the legislation were 15 democrats and 7 republicans Opposing were 3 republicans House leaders indicated they will seek action on the bill before congress adjourns But the senate probably will not act until 1950 because of the legislative logjam there Major Provisions Major provisions include 1 Blanketing of 11000000 more workers into the old age and sur vivors insurance program bring ing the total number covered to 42000000 2 Boosting by 70 per cent the present benefits of 2500000 per sons already retired or their sur vivors if they have died and in crease by an average of 80 per cent the insurance benefits of per sons yet to retire or of their sur apology made to this board Homer contended that the eco nomic position of the 77000 em ployes of Bethlehem which has a capacity of about 15 per cent of the total steel capacity of the country was io goodVuat they du not need higher wages or other compensation About 470 million lemons the Tea Bureau reports are used with iced tea every year 14YearOlds Hold Up Candy Store Being Run by Clerk 12 Kenosha Wis Two 14 year old boys will be charged with armed robbery Tuesday for holding up a 12yearold candy store clerk with loaded 38 cali ber pistols Herbert Swanson was watching the store for his mother when the 2 toughtalking gunmen held him up for Monday Police captured the boys at a station where they were waiting to take a bus back to their home in near by Racine Wis When Desctive John Boswell accosted them one boy hauled out his gun and pointed it at the of ficer Boswell slapped it out of his hand Later as they were taken over the route of their crime one of the boys tried to snatch Boswells gun in an escape at vivors 3 An increase of a year in federal participation with the states in public assist ance or home relief for needy persons The government already contributes annual ly for this program Operate Separately The insurance and public as sistance programs operate sep arately Under the insurance pro gram the workers and their em ployers pay for what the workers get later in benefits The public AP Wirephoto HOFFMAN APPEARS IN FREEZER Hoffman a Milwaukee advertising man talks with his counsel Attorney Fred Wright as they waitto appeal before a closeddoor session of the senate investigating committee at the capitol Monday Maj Gen Harry Vaughan presidential aide lias said Hoffman helped ar range distribution of deep freezers to the summer white house and a number of top government officials The com mittee developed the freezer evidence during a probe of 5 per centers who procure government contracts assistance operates as direct re lief based on 4 Increase the payroll taxes supporting the insurance program now at 1 per cent on employes pay and employers payroll to H per cent on each next January 1 to 2 per cent on January 1 1951 to 2i per cent in 1960 to 3 per 1964 and to 3k per cent on each in 1970 5 Create a new category for aid to totally and permanently dis abled persons under both the in surance and public assistance pro gram tempt him Again Boswell thwarted GILLETTE TO SPEAK Fremont Nebr Senator Guy Gillette DIowa will be the principal speaker here Sept L at the annual convention of the Nebraska Livestock Feeders as sociation The subject of the sen ators talk has not been announced Raised for Dr Rutledge St Louis spokesman for a volunteer group raising funds to appeal the 70year sen tence of Dr Robert C Rutledge Jr said Tuesday that has been donated so far Rutledpe was convicted of slay ing his wifes seducer Byron Halt man in a Cedar Rapids Iowa hotel room Lewis L Scott head of the fund raising committee said Dr Robert C Rutledge Sr had telegraphed his thanks and called the groups work a tribute to the people and institutions of St Louis Margaret Mitchell Author of Gone With the Wind Dies Atlanta Margaret Mit chell the author of Gone With The Wind died Tuesday She was struck down by a speeding automobile on Peachtree street last Thursday night Miss Mitchell 43 died in Henry Grady Memorial hospital Doctors said she had a fractured skull fractures of the pelvis and other injuries The author of the famous Civil war novel was hit by a car as she and her husband John R Marsh an advertising executive crossed the street while walking to a movie near her home 23 Violations Police charged the driver of the car Hugh D Gravitt 28 with suspicion of manslaughter Gravj itt a taxi driver was off duty at he time and in his private car Police records show he has had 23 traffic violations previously against him The speeding car slammed her to the pavement and dragged her 15 feet Marsh a semiinvalid as the lesult of a heart attack held his wife in his arms until police and an ambulance arrived She was carried to the city hospital and I replace the wooden wallsi of the old well with concrete at tne time of the iccident There was no wa MARGARET MITCHELL the farmer from the dirt and boards and pulled him out He ap parently suffered no injuries Gronemeyer had been trying to specialists were called 2nd Only to Bible Margaret Mitchell turned the Civil war tales she heard as r child into Gone With The Wind a book outsold only by the Bible But she scoffed at any idea it was an easy job Actually I began writing at the age of 6 years I worked 12 years on Gone With the Wind and threw away a lot of novels I had written that she once said tor in the well SAME 94 While Mai no traffic riealht In pail houri GlobeGiizette Photo TULSAS NEW STRATEGY of the Tulsa Junior Legion team competing in the regional baseball tourney at Roosevelt field keep Teammate Neil Layman well informed of their plans Layman is shown at the Park hospital where he was taken Sunday after suffering a leg fracture in a leftfield collision Gctting the first autograph on the cast is Don Green 3rd baseman Standing in back left to right Manager John Layman father of Neil Pitcher Jim Coberly Pitcher Jim Bobo Wil ley Shortstop Phil Miller who took Laymans place and Bob Martin centerficldcr Tuisa in the losers bracket of every tourney theyve been in hoped to get back in the thick of things against Waterloo Tuesday night Hospital officials made arrangements for Layman to see tiie game in an ambulance Farmer Is Rescued From Well CaveIn LeMars alarm sounded on a rural telephone circuit was credited Tuesday with saving the life of a farmer who was buried in a well cavein William Red Gronemeyer 58 Plymouth county farmer was pulled to safety by neighbors after the walls of a 34 foot deep well in which he was working collapsed on him Mrs Gronemeyer said she heard her husband calling for help We rushed to the well but we couldnt sec or hear him she re lated The old boards had been pushed in over him and were cov ered with dirt Groncmeyers son sounded the alarm then on the rural telephone line and in a few minutes cars filled with neighbors began pour ing into the farmyard located be tween Akron and LeMars The rescuers using the rope with which Gronemeyer had been lowered into the well freed Eld or a Man Arrested for Extortion Try Eldora 21yearold El dora gravel pit worker was ar rested Monday night in connec tion witli a series ol extortion notes and Sheriff Paul Hodgson said the man had admitted writ ing the letters Hodgson identified the man as Paul Starn 21 unmarried The sheriff quoted Starn as saying he wanted the money to pay debts and buy a new car Hodgson said a charge of malici ous threats to extort would be filed against Starn Tuesday Hodgson said Starn made 2 sep arate and unrelated extortion at tempt The first he said was a single note to W K Brain well Eldora banker The 2nd the sher iff continued was a series of let ters to Mrs E F Froning Eldora widow Hodgson said Starn was arrestec as he sought 1o pick up what was a dummy package after several previous attempts to nab him by the sheriff and others The pickup followed several letters to Mrs Froning demanding the sheriff said Bramwell the banker who al legedly was the object of the orig inal extortion attempt is chairman of the board of the Hardin County Savings bank He also is a directoi in bnnks at Hampton Greene anc Stockton Waitt Tells of Request by Vaughan Mundt Says Former Chemical Chief Cut Throats of Officers Washington Maj Gen Alden H Waitt said Tuesday that Maj Gen Harry H Vaughan asked him to prepare a memo randum on 8 officers eligible for Waitts job as chief of the army chemical corps Waitt told the senate investi gations committee that he thought Vaughan who is President Tru mans army aide asked him to do so at some social haps a cocktail party He said he could not recall the date but said he thought Vaughan asked him to give my my personal officers most likely to be considered for the post Prime Figure Further Waitt acknowledged to the committee looking into activi ties of socalled 5 per centers that he dictated the memorandum to the Secretary of James V Hunt Washington management coun selor Hunt has been a prime fig ure in the inquiry Senator Mundt RSD said when the memorandum was placed in evidence last week that Waitt had cut the throats of his bro ther officers who might succeed him as the armys chemical chief Waitt also acknowledged writ ing another memorandum which gave a highly flattering report on himself It was written in the 3rd person and he testified it was prepared for Vaughan to hand to President Truman as Vaughans evaluationof Waitt Waitt wore his uniform with 4 rows of decorationsas he testi fied He has remained silent pub licly since he was suspended Waitt and Maj Gen Herman Feldman quartermaster general were suspended July 16 by Sec retary of the Army Gray pending further investigation Gray acted after the name of the 2 officers were brought out in the senate inquiry Waitt Monday called Hunt a close personal friend Before Waitt testified Lt Col Roy T Evans tesitfied that Hunt claimed to have been responsible for Waitts appointment as chemical chief Tries to Impress Evans said former officer in the quartermaster corps made the claim at a social gathering within the last year and a half He said Hunt tried to impress peo ple that he knew many prominent persons Evans said Hunt also said at the party that he was responsible for the appointment of Tighe Woods as housing expediter and Jess Larson as war assets administra tor Hunt formerly was special consultant for the WAA Woods already lias appeared be ore the committee looking into he activities of 5 per persons who collect fees usually 5 per cent for their help in seek ng out government contracts Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and continued warm and humid Tuesday nigh and Wednesday High Wednes day 85 to 90 Low Tuesday night 65 to 70 Fog and haze during early morning Wednes day Iowa Mostly fair with little change in temperature through Wednesday Widely scattered thundershowers extreme west mostly at night Low Tuesday night 6470 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 3 to C degrees above the seasonal normal Normal maximum 84 minimum 61 Little change in temperature during the period with only minor fluctuations Rainfall will average onetenth to onefourth inch occurring as scattered showers or thunder showers in extreme west por tion Wednesday and in most sections Thursday and Friday Minnesota Partly cloudy little change in temperature Tuesday night and Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 85 Minimum fi4 At 8 a m Tuesday 72 YEAR AGO Maximum 82 Minimum 59 ;