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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 20, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOR S VOL LV Associated Press and United Full Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 20 1949 This Paper Consists ol Two One No 270 PASS IN troops of the 34th division were reviewed Friday at Ft Leonard Wood Mo by their commander Maj Gen Ray C Fountain and other officers and guests including Brig Gen Charles Grahl Iowa adjutant general who represented Gov Beardsley at the ceremony The 34th division is made up of troops from Iowa and Nebraska Expect No Hoods for Green Rites Atlanta Ku Klux Klansmen Saturday were ex pected to obey the last official or der of their late imperial wizard and attend his funeral without their traditional white hoods Just a week before he died of a heart attack Thursday Dr Sam uel Green 59 had ordered mem bers of his association of Georgia Klans to discard their masks at public appearances His followers were expected to respect this decree at Saturdays service but their actual plans were as secret as all other busi ness of the Invisible Empire There was interest both within and outside the Klan as to who would succeed Green as imperial wizard The man who does may eventually rule a proposed new national group The leader of the Alabama Klan William Hugh Morris of Birmingham revealed that he and Green had been working on plans to unify the various local organ izations in 28 states Senators Move for Tighter Dollar Control on Arms Aid Washington democratic senators moved Sat urday to put a tight dollar control on the surplus American arms to be sent abroad under the military aid program The move took shape after administration spokesmen dis closed to a senate joint committee considering the program plans to put widely varying values on identical arms depend Complained About Grain Rationing Vaughan Said to Have Intervened in Behalf of Milwaukee Brewers Washington Senatorial sources said Saturday that Maj Gen Harry H Vaughan once gave an asriculture department official particular hell about a grain alioning order after alcoholic Beverage makers reportedly com plained about the edict Senate 5 per center investiga ors already have been told that Vaughan who is President Tru mans army aide intervened at he department in another case in 946 The testimony was that Vaughan at that time tried unsuc cessfully to aid a New Jersey mo asses company accused of violat ng sugar rationing The account of intervention by Vaughan in the grain rationing case came separately from 2 of ficials who did not want to be dentilied Their stories are sub stantially the same Hears Reports Apart from those sources Sen ator Mundt RSD told news men he has heard reports about the matter He said he plans to ask for an investigation by the special senate subcommittee con ilucling the 5 per center inquiry Mundt is a member of the group which is checking on whether im proper influence has figured in he handling of government busi Will Not Use Militia to Handle Strike Buffalo N Y Thom as E Dewey declined Saturday to use state police or militia to han dle what the Bell Aircraft Corp and a sheriff have termed law lessness at Bells strikebound plant County President Lawrence D Bell and Henry E Becker Niagara county sheriff teamed Friday in asking Dewey to send a state guard or state police to handle the situation In a telegram from Albany Dewey told Becker that the offi cer had complete and unlimited power to deputize any number of men Dewey added that I shalj hold you strictly accountable for any failure to discharge your re sponsibilities Edward F Gray UAW subre gional director dispatched message to the governor declar ing Mr Bells hysterical charges are utterly false and without any foundation in fact He asked for a state investigation The pleas followed a demon stration during which strikers inarched through the plant Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear Saturday night with low 50 to 55 Increasing cloudiness Sunday with high near 80 Iowa Mostly fair and pleasant Saturday night Sunday most ly cloudy and warmer with scattered showers in northwest portion Low Saturday night 5055 northeast to 6065 South easterly winds 1217 MPH to day Minnesota Mostly fair in the south partly cloudy in the north Saturday and Sunday a few lo cal showers in the extreme northwest slightly warmer Sat urday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics of the 24 hours ending at 8 m Saturday Maximum ing on whether they come from Senators Richard B and Walter F George both of Georgia said this would give the administration far too much flex ibility in deciding what arms are surplus and in fixing their real value George said the arms bill as now drawn despite its overall spending limitation gives prac tically a blank check to the ad ministration in determining what can be shipped abroad and at vhat price to the federal treasury Russell and George called for a real value limita ion on guns planes and tanks aken from American surpluses or rearming the Atlantic pact nations and 5 other countries Russell said the limit should be Dased on the original cost of the weapons or the current price of them whichever figure s lower Defense Secretary Louis John son has said that under initial ahases of the program about OOiOOO in surplus weapons would be sent abroad at a chargeoff cost to the government of 000000 He has insisted that weap ons taken out of strategic reserves as opposed to surplus stocks must be replaced at the earliest possible time Russell and George feared that cutrate sales of surplus could skyrocket the arms program to a point where an unforeseen vol ume of arms could be sent sim ply by declaring additional sur pluses available This function would be vested in Johnson and the joint chiefs of staff acting under the president reserve or surplus stocks BULLETIN LONDON called on Yugoslav communists Satur day night to force their leaders to toe the Moscow line and if they refuse to overthrow them Man Electrocuted on Power Line Birmingham Lee Over ton 43 of Donaldson was elec trocuted accidentally Saturday while working on a power line a mile and a half west of here Coroner Harold Catcott said overton was on a pole changing transformers when he apparently slipped He was killed outrigh when the back of his head came into contact with the 33000 vol line Overtoil is survived by his wife and 2 sons Hawaii Dock Strike Parleys Are Failure ness MacFadden 57 to Make Parachute Jump Dansvillc N Y culture exponent Bernard Mac Fadden planned a parachute jump Saturday in joint observance of his own and his wifes birthdays But the missus didnt like the idea MacFadden who was 81 last Monday obtained state depart ment of commerce permission to make the leap over Dansville Mu nicipal airport Saturday He said the jump something I have wanted to do for a number of years was part of a birthday celebration for himself and his vife Mrs Johnnie Lee MacFad den who was married to the sprightly whitehaired health heorist about a year ago was 45 ast Thursday Truman on Yacht for Weekend Washington JP President Truman is spending another weekend cruising on the Potomac river in the presidential yacht Williamsburg The white house said he plans to return to Washington Sunday afternoon Monday he leaves for Miami to address the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention With Mr Truman on the Wil liamsburg are Rear Adm Robert L Dennison and some close friends whom the white house did not further identify In the grain raoning episode Vaughan in 1946 or 1947 reported y asked Clinton P Anderson then secretary of agriculture whether any change was contem plated in the federal order which restricted the amount of grain which could be used for making alcoholic beverages Anderson now a U S senator from New Mexico is understood to have said no change was indicated at that time Subsequently however the ra tioning order was made more stringent An official familiar with the incident gave this account of what followed Got Call I understand that Vaughan got a call from Milwaukee from some one representing the brewery in terests there The call is supposed to have come from Harry Hoff man Vaughan last week named Har ry Hoffman Milwaukee advertis ing man as one of the donors of the 7 home freezers presented to him in 1945 Vaughans caller protested about the change in the rationing order Vaughan then tried to phone Anderson but he was out of town So Vaughan talked to Nate Koen ig Koenig then was executive as sistant to Anderson He now is an assistant to Secretary of Agricul ture Brarnan Vaughan particu lar hell about the rationing order Hampton Resident Killed When Train Strikes Auto Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Saturday 78 46 62 90 66 What is believed to be the earl iest reference to pearls is from a hinese manuscript of 2350 B C Friendly Driver San Francisco smartly dressed woman drove her big flashy automobile briskly into the service station Her bumper caught a pop stand and a dozen bottles went flying The car hit the oil display stand and a tire rack and oil cans and tires went arolling Then she squarely hit 2 gas pumps bowled them drove away As she passed through Atten dant William Wardley told police she smiled and said What is believed to have been the earliest surviving piece of glass was produced about 5000 years ago Reds May Ask Soviet to Step Into Finnish Strike Effort Helsinki Finland communist leaders hinted Satur day that they may ask the Soviet Union to intervene in the govern ments efforts to halt a communist led strike of 150000 workers The executive committee of the Finnish communist party in a letter to President Juho K Paas ikivi protesting police measures in the strikes said they violate the provisions of the peace treaty with We wish to stress that the po lice measures not only violate the rights of the Finnish citizens guaranteed by the constitution but likewise openly violate the pro visions of the peace treaty the letter said Radio Moscow heard in Lon don broadcast the same paragraph Wins Wager With Insurance Firm Minneapolis UR Ninetysix year old Nels J Agenberg won a wager with the odds 100000 to one against him The Mutual Life Insurance company Friday paid him the face value in that amount on a policy he took out 45 years ago Agenberg could have cashed in the policy when il was paid up after 20 years but elected to leave it in force The insurance company paid him off Friday when he be came 96 years old because its life expectancy tables did not go be yond that age Is Lost on Subway Train New York The loss of aboard a subway train was reported to police Friday by Mrs Mary Sangcning 52 year old Bronx housewife She said she had drawn the money her lifes savings from a bank to buy a new house and car She said she had the cash in a paper bag when she got on the train She didnt know when the bag disappeared she said because she became so absorbed in read ing a comic book in a long tirade against the Fin nish The letter also protested against the numerous arrests of mem bers of our party and also the in solent attempt of interior min ister Aarre Simonen to shift onto our party responsibility for the terroristic acts carried out by his police Simonen has charged the com munists with trying to create chaos in Finland in order to take over the government Meanwhile Simonen ordered strong police reinforcements armed with submachine guns to guard strikebound Kemi north ern Finland lumbering town against further communist strike violence Muscatine Woman Widely Known for Puppets Is Dead Muscatine UR Mrs Ethel Hanley 59 widely known through the midwest for her puppet shows died Friday night She was the wife of Attorney Charles Hanley of Muscatine and a sisterinlaw of Joseph Hanley the lieutenant governor of New York 2 American Youths Missing in Germany Frankfurt Germany S High Commissioner John J Mc Cloy has personally ordered a top priority search for 2 Amer ican youths missing in Germany for nearly 2 weeks American in vestigators disclosed Saturday They said agents of the super secret counter intelligence corps CIC have been drafted into the search for Warren Oelsner 21 of Oyster Bay L L and Peter Sel lers 19 of Radnor Pa They vanished in the British zone of Germany after having in quired about the possibility of riding their bicycles through the Russian zone to Berlin Robbers Patient Minneapolis gun men showed a lot of patience when they robbed a saloon here police said Saturday The robbers held the tavern up but were to learn that the manager was at the bank They waited 45 minutes for him to return then relieved him of the he had withdrawn and forced him to give them more from the safe While the bandits waited for the manager about a dozen customers entered the saloon As each came to the bar the bandits covered him with their guns and forced him to sit on the floor in a side room Sports Bulletin Roston 8 Washington 4 St Louis 1 Pittsburgh 3 2 North lowans Get Treatments for Polio Iowa City Two new active cases of poliomyelitis from North Iowa were listed in the Saturday morning bulletin of University hospitals here In good condition is Robert Dunlap 10 Ventura The condi tion of Robert Davies 2 Hamp ton is reported as fair Jolynn Zidlicky 19 months Lime Springs and Roderick Bak kcn 3 Algona have been trans ferred to the inactive case list Sphagnum peat moss is some times used foe bandages because the moss is antiseptic Killed by Car During Police Chase AP Wlrcphoto SHADES OF FLYING an old tobacco barn near Baltimore Maryland state police came across the tattered old contraption above Its all that is left of a 10 yearold flying experiment The big disc we at around and around and was supposed to lift the fuselage at left like a helicopter In the air it would look like the flying saucers everyone talked about 2 summers ago There is some mystery about the whole business The inventor Jonathon Caldwell hasnt been seen around these parts in 8 years Believe Disc Planes Not flying Saucers Washington air force said Saturday that 2 old machines found in a Maryland tobacco shed Friday have absolutely no con nection with the reported phe nomena flying saucers The announcement ended spec ulation that the contraptions may have been early experimental models of the strange objects that have been reported whizzing through the air from time to time Special agents made an inves tigation after Boiling Field here was advised that some flying discs had been located in Mary land State police found the relics in a shed near Glen Burnie Md about 11 miles south of Bal timore Air force officials at first ex pressed belief they may have been prototypes or early models of flying saucers Saturday however the air force officially disclaimed any such view It took the position unof ficially that it could not recognize anything as a prototype of something that has not been proved to exist Some flying saucer which have come in from coast to been traced to weath er balloons and natural phenoma na and others have remained un explained One of the machines found in Maryland looked like a rude heli copter with 2 b i g circular de vices on top The other resem bled a large wooden tub with an engine and cockpit inside Jones 65 of Hampton died in Lutheran hospital here Friday afternoon of injuries received when the car in which he was riding was struck by a Great Western freight train at a crossing in Hansell located 6 miles east of here L W Sanders Hampton an other occupant of the car was re ported in critical condition late Friday afternoon and his wife who was driving the car which stalled on the crossing was also hospitalized with injuries According to witnesses Jones was riding in the back seat and when the car stalled on the tracks Mr and Mrs Sanders unsuccess fully attempted to assist him from the vehicle The Franklin county sheriff re ported that the train was travel ing about 35 miles an hour when it struck the car Funeral arrangements for Mr Jones are incomplete Dubuque IP Raymond W Beckius 40 of Dubuque was killed Friday night when struck by a car that was being pursued by police Police Captain William Trent said the driver of the car that struck Beckius was Robert Nel son 18 of near Dubuque Trent said Nelson who is in Mercy hospital has been charged with operating a motor vehicle without the owners consent op erating a motor vehicle while in toxicated speeding and driving on the left side of the street The chase started Trent said when Nelson was spotted driving a stolen car Nelson was chased for 14 blocks before Beckius a pedestrian was struck as Nelson passed a car Trent said The extent of Nelsons injuries were not yet known Appeal for Intervention From U S Harry Bridges Leaves for Mainland Will Go Back Next Week Honolulu T H UR Acting Gov Oren E Long Saturday ap pealed to the chief of the federal conciliation service to intervene in Hawaiis 112 day old long shore strike after negotiations again collapsed Longs action followed a joint appeal for intervention sent to U S Conciliation Chief Cyrus Ching by representatives of the dock companies and negotiators for the CIO International Long shoremen and Warehousemens union Bargainers brought together by Gov Ingram Stainback 3 days ago met twice Friday but were un able to make any substantial progress despite a 6 cent decrease in the unions wage demands No Comment There was no immediate indi cation from Chings office in Washington whether or not the chief conciliator planned to heed the appeal ILWU Chieftain Harry Bridges left by air for the mainland Fri day night but announced that he plans to return next week Meanwhile Gov Stainback de livered a Harbor Day speech in San Francisco in which he charged the ILWU has been any thing but cooperative in the territorys efforts to reopen the ports by seizing the docks No Obstacles Speaking inside a cordon of 300 ILWU pickets Stainback said the employers have placed no obstacles in the way of territorial operation On the other hand the ILWU has been vituperative and hys terical instituted silly law suits and made threats that governmentloaded ships will not DC permitted to sail or if they sail vill not be unloaded on the coast I have been advised that such action would be in violation of the national labormanagement relations act he said The Hawaiian legislature re cessed for 3 weeks after passing 9 strike bills during a 4week spe cial session Chief measures were the dock seizure bill and an amendment outlawing picketing or interference with government operations ENOUGH PUNISHMENT Des Moines Ches ter Bennett 23 was fined for intoxication Friday although he told the judge he believed he had been punished enough Bennett said he followed a girl home Thursday night He appeared in court with a broken nose puffed lips and a bruised ear allegedly suffered in a beating by the girls brother Keith May pro football player 24 a semi Broadcasters Map Fight to Finish for Giveaway Shows New York and tel evision broadcasters girded Sat urday for a finish fight to save their profitable giveaway pro grams from the guillotine of the federal communications commis sion At stake is their jackpot in sales of broadcast time running to many times the estimated 000000 or more a year dished out to lucky listeners Industry observers predicted the American Broadcasting com pany would have plenty of com pany in its announced plan for a court fight against the FCC order issued Friday to become effective Oct 1 While the FCC order did not flatly ban giveaways its new rules are so stringent it appeared they would silence such shows as Stop the Music Sing it again and Hollywood Calling These in volve telephone calls to listeners who are required to give the cor rect answer to a question clues to which have been given on the program The FCC said it would regard as a radio lottery a program in v o 1 v i n g prizes dependent in whole or in part upon lot or chance requiring the contestant to contribute something of value or requiring that he be listening to or viewing the program The rules also limited the manner in which telephone calls could be used in connection with prize pro grams A spokesman for the Mutua Broadcasting system said the rules did not appear to affect the networks big giveaway Queen for a Day or other prize shows in which prizes go only to per sons present at the broadcast The National Broadcasting com pany and Columbia Broadcasting system withheld comment whle top officials scrutinized the new rules to determine whether to fight them or what could be done to save affected shows if the rules slick Neither Polio Nor Auto Mishap Harms Durable Van Every Iowa Van Every 24 of Mason City is feeling mighty fortunate Admitted to the State University of Iowa hospitals as a polio patient in poor condition on July 27 Van Every had almost recovered when his son Richard 4 was brought to Iowa City on Aug 4 as a polio patient Before he was discharged on Aug 7 he helped Richard take curing exercises and the boy also recovered quickly Friday Van Every and his wife were driving to Iowa City to take Richard home They collided with a cement truck and turned over twice The only injury was a cut Mrs Van Everys forehead on 2nd Victim of Car Crash Dies Grinnell 1 Ethel Foreman 48 of Detroit died in a hospital Saturday of injuries suffered in an auto collision Friday which also took the life of Sarah Irene ley 61 also of Detroit Hospitalized in serious condition were Paul Broadwell 27 and his wife Joyce 23 of Des Moines Their westbound car was in colli sion with Miss Blakleys eastbound vehicle in which Miss Foreman was a passenger SAME Blxck flif meani death In Si hours ;