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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 17, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER 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 Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 17 1949 This Paper Consists of Two One No 267 uman ay before Mrs NEW MINISTER SAILSMrs Perle Mesta new U S minister to bourg chats with her secretary Mrs Agnes Waller and Margaret Tr ctaugnter ot the president aooard the liner America in New York Tuesday befor Mesta and Mrs Waller sailed for Europe Mrs Waller is a former lowan Decides to Appeal of Rutledge St Louis Encouraged by voluntary support Robert C Rut ledge Sr has decided definitely to appeal his sons 70 year sen tence for murder in Iowa and might not have to sell his home in Houston Texas to finance the PostDispatch reported Wednes Case day A reporter talked with the father in Houston It may not be necessary to sell my home as I had feared at first Rutledge said I want to thank the public for its sympathy and contributions St Louis people have now donated to the appeal fund Dr Robert C Rutledge Jr was sentenced recently for the mur der of Byron C Hattman of St Louis at Cedar Rapids last De cember over Hattmans attention to Mrs Rutledge Lansing Bridge to Be Sold at Auction Sale Black Hawk bridge across the Mississippi river will be offered for sale at public auction Aug 22 according to W E Albert receiver ior the IowaWis consin Bridge company An earlier public auction brought no bids for the bridge The 1049 Iowa legislature au thorized the state highway com mission to enter into a joint pur chase agreement with the state of Wisconsin to buy the bridge The legislature set a maxi mum the amount Iowa may offer as its half share of the cost Fred White chief engineer ior the Iowa highway commission said the commission did not plan to send a representative to the auction next Monday The bridge built at a cost of S750000 has been closed io traffic since March 17 1945 when high water and ice floes damaged its approaches Stockholders of the bridge com pany recently were awarded 000 in damages from the federal government for damage done to the approaches of the structure by construction of a lock and dam in the river above the bridge Polio Fatal to Iowa Falls Man Iowa City poliomye litis patients died Tuesday night at University hospitals here it was announced Wednesday after noon A total of 18 deaths from polio have been reported this year Victims were Russell Smith 28 Iowa Falls and Kenneth Hartson 37 Cedar Falls One new patient Roger Hen drickson 13 North wood was ad mitted Wednesday in serious condition Four others were placed on the inactive case list Sandra Courtney 5 Victor Iowa Viola Crissman 24 Water loo Richard Van Every 4 Mason City and Karen K Lewis 3 months Waterloo Agree to New Negotiations on Dock Strike in Hawaii Honolulu CICf longshoremen and Hawaiian stevedoring company representatives agreed form ally Wednesday to renew negotiations in the 108day dock O strike But Longshore Boss Harry Bridges demanded that all strikers be permitted to return to work without discrimina tion and that longshoremen now engaged in government stevedoring operations be eluded from possible benefits in the event of a settlement Im not here to negotiate a wage increase w h i c h benefits those links and scabs Bridges A spokesman for the employers charged Bridges with attempting to set up a blacklist of strike breakers The agreement on negotiations was signed by management and union leaders in the office of Gov ngram Stainback during a 2hour bargaining session Tuesday Calls for Ching It called for the intervention of Cyrus Ching director of the U S federal conciliation service unless an agreement is reached within 3 days of negotiations Ching would be invited to Ha waii to settle the dispute presum ably by mediation The fresh negotiations were sug gested by Bridges president of the International Longshoremens and Warehousemens union The suggestion was made as the union took court action to obtain 54000000 damages from Hawai ian government officials and an injunction to halt enforcement of the recentlyenacted anti strike act Filed in Court The suit was filed in federal court on grounds the civil and contractual rights of longshore men had been revoked in at tempts to end the dock walkout The Hawaiian government now has set up its own stevedoring agency and banned the picketing of stevedoring operations c o n ducted by the government Girl Killed as Car Overturns A n k f n y Ayls worth 18 of Des Moines was killed Tuesday night when the car in which she was riding over turned on a gravel road northeast of Ankeny State highway patrolmen said the car missed a turn in the road and rolled several times KILLED IN CRASH Tipton Wagner 23 of Tipton was killed about Tuesday night in an automobile accident 6i miles southwest of here State highway patrol of ficers said Wagners car ran off a rural road Georgia is the United States largest producer of kaolin for use ts a paper and china clay Madame Chiang Is Guest of Marshalls Racquetfe Lake N Y dame Chiang Kaishek is vaca tioning at the old J P Morgan estate near here as a guest of Gen and Mrs George C Mar shall The wife of nationalist China leader arrived Sunday night for a 10day visit described by Mar shall as purely social Marshall came here with Mrs Marshall last week to spend E quiet vacation AutoTrain Crash Kills 6 in Family Ogallaia Nebr mem bers of one family were dead Wednesday and a 7th critically in jured after a speeding Union Pa cific railroad passenger train crashed into their auto at a cross ing here Tuesday night Police said the car drove into the path of the Omahabound train and was completely denfol ished at the towns main crossing The wreckage was carried 500 feet and bodies scattered along the track Police Officer William Affleck said the driver of the car Asun cion Jimenez a Mexican laborer waited for a freight train to clear the crossing then drove onto the tracks in front of the passenger train Affleck said 6 oC the 7 passen ers including Jimenez died min utes after the crash The other victims were Mrs Jimenez the couples daughters Dora 21 and Margie 12 2 nephews Augustine Jimenez Jr 3 and Carl Jimenez one See Truman Victory on FSA Fight Senate Turns Down Welfare Plan by Vote of 60 to 32 Washington V The senate turned Wednesday to a brisk scrap over President Trumans reorgani zation pi an No 2 after handing the chief executive a stinging de feat on his plans for a welfare department in the cabinet Both sides said the fight on No transfer the bureau of em ployment security from the fed eral security administration FSA to the labor ably would wind up in an admin istration victory Democratic Leader Lucas Hi told reporters flatly the plan would go through See Approval He got a grudging 2nd from one of the leading opponents who said privately that the necessary 49 required majority of the full not be mus tered to support the resolution of disapproval Opponents of the plan have con tended that the employment bu reau would be more fairly admin istered in the FSA than in the labor department President Tru man and others have said that the bureau belongs in the department most concerned with labor The senate was to vote on the resolution at 3 p m The resolution was offered by the ex ecutive expenditures committee which voted 8 to 3 against the plan Plan Sidetracked The presidents plan for a new welfare department combining the function of health education and welfare under a single secre tary of cabinet rank was side tracked late Tuesday by a 60 to 32 more than required The fight centered largely around 1 Oscar Ewing present FSA administrator and Mr Tru mans reported choice for the wel fare cabinet post 2 Charges that Ewing would work in the job for socialized medicine and 3 Whether or not the plan followed out or violated recommendations of the Hoover commission on gov ernment reorganization Twenty three democrats 16 from southern states lined up with 37 republicans to vote for the disapproval resolution Only 4 re Aiken Langer N Lodge and Margaret Smith vored the plan along with 28 ad ministrationminded democrats Warn Against Buying Applications for Gl Insurance Refunds Washington veterans administration warned exGIs Wednesday to steer clear of per sons peddling application blanks on which to claim pending refunds on national service life insurance The blanks are phonics the agency said Genuine application forms will be made available on Aug 29 the agency said at postoffices vet erans administration offices and at veterans organizations They will be free INSURANCE PAYMENTS RISE New York 000 more in life insurance benefit payments were received by Iowa families the first half of 1949 compared with the first 6 months of 1948 Payments totaled 000 compared with 9604000 for the first half 1948 Purdue Cashier Takes From School Sheboygan Mich State police arrested the cashier of Pur due university and reported Wed nesday he had admitted fleeing from Indiana with of uni PAUL STARN Waives to Grand Jury on Extortion Eldora Starn 21 of Elclora has waived to the grand jury on a charge of malicious threats to extort The unmarried Eldora grave pit worker was arraigned Tuesday in justice court He is accused of sending extortion notes to an El dora banker and an Eldora widow The grand jury meets Aug 26 Starn was returned to the county jail Tuesday when he failed to produce the bond set by Justice of the Peace C W Haase Conviction of the charge carries a penalty of 5 years in prison Starn was arrested Monday night after a trap had been set tot the person who had demanded of Mrs E F Froning of Eldora Sheriff Paul Hodgson said Starn had admitted writing a se ries of extortion notes to Mrs Froning and of writing one to W K Bramwell Eldora banker Beran Claims Reds Kept Him Prisoner Prague Breaking a month silence Roman Catholic Archbishop Josef Beran of Prague Wednesday accused the Czecho slovak government of interning isolating him in his palace Solon Lashes Out at Gen Vaughan versity funds Sgt Erdnian Stahl said the cashier William W Hollensbe 39 told him he had taken to in the past 3 years Hollensbe waived extradition in circuit court Wednesday After wards he left with Sheriff Harry Jackson of Tippecanoe county Ind where he is charged with child desertion The cashier told Stahl he be came frightened Aug 10 when auditors examining university books mentioned a shortage He said he went out to dinner with the and forgot to come back according to Stahl After his arrest in a bar at near by Bayview Hollensbe was found to have with him Stahl said His admission came after he was questioned about this sum At Lafayette Ind Purdue of ficials confirmed that irregulari ties in Hollensbcs funds had been found Dr R B Stewart university controller said their extent can not be determined until the audit is completed Virginias navy was the largest of those maintained by 11 of the 13 original colonies here in violation of constitutional rights The Catholic primate charged further that the government had illegally seized his consistory ad ministrative office and confis cated the funds of his Prague dio cese He made these charges in a letter to the state procurator prosecut It was given to the foreign press here through church and diplomatic channels In his letter Beran asked these questions Is the Roman Catholic church in Czechoslovakia still recognized by the state If so by what law was the Roman Catholic church deprived of its legal independence in internal matters Beran had been secluded in his policeguarded palace since June 19 when communist hecklers broke up his service in St Vitus cathedral White House Gifts Number in Thousands Washington for the white house They come by the thousands every year and always have The home freezer presented to Mrs Harry S Truman in 1945 has had more publicity than most such gifts receive because it was linked with the current capitol hill in vestigation of 5 per centers But actually its only one of tens of thousands of presents that have poured in on the Trumans since they moved into the execu tive mansion For example gifts from friends and admirers have made Presi dent Truman probably the best hatted man in the United Slates Helmets to Panamas The gift hats range in retail value up to They include 10 gallon westerners broadbrimmed Panamas high silk formals pith helmets long billed sports and even feathered varieties given to him by Indians Americans have been following the custom of sending gifts to Presidents for more years than anyone can remember Those sent by other and they include many of the more valuable ones like diamond studded daggers and priceless president cannot keep because the constitution for bids him to accept gifts from for eign governments This govern ment keeps them The bowling alley he re ceived as a birthday present in 1946 from old friends in Missouri will remain in the white house like the swimming pool that was given to the late President Frank lin D Roosevelt Horseshoe Court The horseshoepitching court just outside Mr Trumans office window is another gift that will serve future presidents Lots of gifts however are strictly personal Like the hats and upwards of 1000 with b o w t i e s shirts socks and even suits From the day Mr Truman tool over the white house people have called regularly bringing in gifts One man in daily contact with the president said all these gifts had to be catalogued when the Trumans moved out of the white house so it could be repaired There must be enough to fill a warehouse he said Stopgap Money Bill Is Passed by House Washington house took the first step Wednesday to supply stopgap funds for govern ment agencies that have been pen niless for 2 days An emergency resolution giving them temporary spending author ity up to Sept 15 passed the house by voice vote This action put the question of the money logjam right up to the senate If the senate approves the resolution congress will have ap proximately another month to work out appropriation bills for the 1950 fiscal year that began July 1 More than is involved VOTE WITH MAJORITY Washington Sena tors Hickenlooper republican and Gillette democrat voted with the majority Tuesday as the senate voted to kill President Trumans reorganization plan number one to establish a cabinet department of welfare Acheson Warns Germans Not to Abuse Freedom Washington of State Acheson warned the western Germans Wednesday against abus ing the freedoms permitted them by the western occupation powers Acheson sounded the warning in a news conference statement on Sundays elections in western Ger many He hailed the results as a victory for moderation and com mon sense He noted there had been sharp criticism of the occupation pow ers during the election campaign He indicated he wasnt worried about that but Abuse of such freedoms may alienate western sympathies while failing to serve the best interests of the German people The Germans may well be re minded he added that they are exercising these freedoms only because they are privileged to iive under the jurisdiction o freedom loving nations Acheson simultaneously ex pressed himself as favoring the acceptance of the new west Ger man republic in the council foi Europe The amount of energy you use not the hot weather determine the amount of food you need in the summertime Barton Finds Unbelievable World7 in Ocean Depths SAME Black tiff truffle deaih In past liuuri Picture on Page 2 Smugglers Cove Cal unbelievable world 4500 feet under the sea and filled with weird and wondrous creatures has got its first glimpse of man The strange luminous forms of marine life which inhabit the depths of the ocean Tuesday saw a white sphere suddenly lower it self into their midst Inside the sphere was a creature they had never seen before a man Armies of splraling shrimp hurled themselves in a barrage against a window in the sphere through which the man was in tently peering Their attack was in vain They only splattered against Ihe win dow The man was Otis Barton ma irine explorer who in his new div ing hell the Benthoscoye set a new deep sea diving record Tues day He descended to 4500 feet bettering his own record of 3028 feet achieved in 1934 off Bermuda with Naturalist William Beebe The explorer took moving pic tures of what he saw as far clown as 4000 feet Barton telephoned his observa tions to an assistant of the barge from which the Benthoscope was being lowered by cable At 460 feet he said There are a lot of lantern fish passing by now Theyre big fellows and theyre jumping all over Now the fireworks are really starting Theres n creature that looks like a long pipe with a row of lights along it I dont know what it is The tentacles of an octopus just dragged by Hie window shower14100 feet the lights illuminating ing sparks 1 cant see him but he must have been a big fellow 1 just saw an animal with a long tail I dont know what it Only 17 minutes after he started down Barton said There was flashing lights going by At 2500 feet I see a barage of lumine scent spiraling shrimp heating against the window They seem to splash when they hit A long thin brilliantly lighted fish went by It looks like an eel After passing 3028 old record This is an unbelievable world down here I wish Dr Bcebe were down here with me He might know what some of these things are I dont recognize them At 4000 feet he said There are so many things going by that it kind of makes me dizzy At the area outside his window wen out but Barton dropped on dowi to 4500 feet Then he telephoned There goes a big white jellyfish I nevei saw anything like that before Theres a little spot of light with a circle around it I am amazec to see so many luminous things a this depth The water is beauti fully unexpectedly clear as clear as it was at Bermuda Barton returned to the surface without incident and announced he would not attempt any further deep dives for some time Orig inally he had planned to descend to 6000 feet He twice sent the Benthoscope more than a mile deep unmanned in preliminary dives AP Wirepholo DRIVER SURRENDERS AFTER MITCHELL D Gravitt driver of the auto which struck Margaret Mitchell pauses with his attor ney A L Hensoii left be fore entering Atlanta police sta tion to surrender after learning of Mrs Mitchells death Tues day Gravitt had been under bond Wants Reich in Council of Europe Strasbourg France ton Churchill suggested Wednes day an extraordinary session of he European consultative assemb y be called in December or Jan uary for the admission of Germany to the council of Europe Churchill Britains wartime prime minister and her present conservative party leader said ths admission of Germany would be Calls Him Finangling Bargainer Mundt Criticism of Trumans Aide Brings Reprimand From Hoey Washington Senator Mundt RS Dak Wednesday denounced MaJ Gen Harry H Vaughan as a finangling bar gainer w h o applied pressure intimidation bluff and bluster in an attempt to get a government worker to violate the law M u n d ts bitter criticism ol Vaughan President T r u m a ns military aide drew a sharp repri mand from Senator Hoey DN chairman of the senates special investigations subcommit tee Hoey said that if Muodt had made such remarks at a court trial the case would be thrown out of court But Mundt de manded that his remarks stay in the record Other Developments The sharp exchange between Mundt and Hoey at the 5 per cen ter inquiry came after these other developments T Senator McCarthy demanded that John Maragon key figure in the investigation be indicted for perjury 2 Milton R Polland a Milwau cee insurance man testified he naid to Maragon for trying o get a sugar rationing suspension order lifted against the Allied Mo asses company of Perth Amboy N J in 1316 3 Herbert C Hathorn a for mer agriculture department em ploye testified that Vaughan was a little rough on him in trying to get him to grant an allocation of the greatest and most important of all the questions that are before us We cannot part here at the end of this month on the basis that we do nothing more to bring Germany into our circle until a year has passed he said Earlier British Deputy Prime Minister Herbert Morrison told the assembly he steps toward favored immediate unification of Europe but he added that caution must be observed Another speaker former Prime Minister Eamon De Valera of Ire land supported the British labor government in pleading for a gradual unity approach to European Churchills position on European union did not differ much either from the goslow attitude proposed by Morrison We may just as well see what a girl looks like before we marry her Churchill commented sugar to the New Jersey firm in 1946 Liaison Man 4 The committee got testimony that Maragon in trying to get a sugar ration for the same firm represented himself as a white house liaison man when he went to the agriculture department McCarthy made his demand that Maragon be indicted for perjury Polland told of paying mon ey to the former Kansas City boot black who once held a white house pass In private testimony to senate investigators last July 28 Maragon flatly denied he ever was paid money by anyone for negotiating business with the government This testimony was placed in the record today Pet Cat Gives Warning of Fire Manchester fP A warning given by her pet cat awakened Mrs Elsie Jenkins 56 and en abled her to escape from her blaz ing home here early Wednesday Mrs Jenkius who is employed Iowa City planned to move Asks Stalin Action on Air Jamming Washington S Ambas sador Alan Kirk asked Premier Stalin to speed action on Ameri can protests against jamming of the Voice of America radio broad casts Secretary of State Acheson disclosed Wednesday Kirk called on the soviet leadei Monday night Acheson told a news conference that it actually V1U1 cat ran ouwiae was a courtesy visit and was lim A the walls in out of her home here and rent it She spent Tuesday evening pack ing her personal belongings About midnight she dozed off in a chair The cat running nervously about the room and jumping on her lap awakened Mrs Jenkins about a m Finding the in side of the house in flames Mrs Jenkins grabbed her purse and with Goldie the cat ran outside ited almost entirely to an exchange of courtesies between the new American ambassador and the Russian premier However he added Kirk did mention to Stalin 2 points cur rently at issue in sovietAmerican relations These Acheson said are the Russian jamming of American radio broadcasts and the long drawn out negotiations on a final settlement for wartime lendlease On both points Acheson said Kirk simply expressed hope to Stalin that the foreign office would consider the 2 matters so that the 2 governments can get on with the business of solving the problems involved Vet Bonus Bonds Sold at Auction Des Moines first block of Iowa veterans bonus bonds sold at auction Wednesday at 3 of one per cent interest with a premium of The issue will amount to Halsey Stuart company was the successful bidder on the 81st round Harris Trust Savings bank of Chicago which repre sented a syndicate of 9 other firms dropped out when the premium rose to The bidding was on the first block of 4 issues of equal amount the house collapsed Some 50000 Indians live New Mexico reservations Oil Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair rather warm and humid Wednesday night and Thursday Low Wednesday night 65 to 70 Fog and haze early Thursday morning Iowa Partly cloudy withlittle change in temperature Wednes day night and Thursday Scat tered thundershowers extreme west portion Wednesday night Low Wednesday night 6570 Minnesota Partly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday with few scattered thundershowers extreme west Wednesday night Not much change in temper ature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 89 Minimum 62 At 8 a m Wednesday 71 YEAR AGO Maximum 93 Minimum 62 ;