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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 9, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME United Press Full Lease Wlrei THAT MAKES ALL NORTH AZETTE HOME EDITION IOWAN1 NEIGHBORS Accused of Spy Deals With Reds Former Employe of State Department Gives Testimony AP Represented at Growers1 Meet Representatives of both the U S and Canadian governments came from the 2 capitals Thursday to speak before the 35th annual convention of the Iowa State Veg U S Canada Expect Manslaughter Trial Will Go to Jury on Friday etable Growers Mason City J W Scannell association in Canadian agri cultural agent Ottawa told the growers at the afternoon session of the extensive supply of clean seed available from the Georgian bay area of Canada Clean seed is a major concern of U S growers since potatoes planted here pick The manslaughter charge against Charles A Bouline Clear Lake is expected to go to the jury Friday Taking of evidence was nearly finished Thursday noon with the completion of Boulines testimony in his own behalf Boulines testimony was in dir ect contradiction to that of Reuben Olson companion of Ole Hayseth on the night Bouline is accused of having killed Hayseth in a Clear Lake alley as the result of a fist fight Bouline told the following story of his activities on the night of July 10 He was in Ruth and Jerrys beer parlor from about 7 p m to midnight drinking beer and visiting At closing time he went out the back door into thei alley and turned toward the lake Called Him As he was walking down the alley Hayseth and Olson came toward him and called him over to them They were mumbling but he could not understand what they were saying One of them hit him on the chin and knocked him to his knees dazed He got up cursing them and be gan swinging Blindly with his fists He hit someone but does not know which one and he was hit on the forehead and also one of his teeth J W SCANNELL up diseases from the soil which causes ring rot scab and vine wilting Jeff Baldwin Kensington Prince Edward Island Canada told of the seed supply there while C R O Sorrels Williams Minn discussed his growing op erations in the LakeoftheWoods area Other seed producers on the program included E P Gib son Duluth Minn E A Jorgen son Madison Wis and Felix Zeloski Antigo Wis Price support on potatoes was the discussion topic for the clos ing afternoon session J W Gan naway associate chief of the fruit and vegetable branch of the PMA Washington D C was to explain the price control law anc methods of administration A discussion of price support was the final item on the program The trace elements in fertiliz er are important to the health no only of the plants grown on the soil but also to the health of the animals and humans eating those plants the vegetable growers were told at the annual banque Wednesday evening Names Minerals Calcium sodium iron iodine magnesium zinc manganese fluorine cobalt and copper were named particularly by H G Cunningham Atlanta Ga direc tor of sales of minor elements in fertilizer for the Tennessee cor poration Vegetables can contain no min erals other than those taken from the soil in which they grow Cun ningham declared and lack of of those minerals has been proved to cause disease was knocked out The fight ended when Hay SAME mttat tnffta iMth ta 24 setli fell to the paving in the alley He told Olson You had better go for help and Ill stay here He saw blood running down Hayseths cheek A moment later a boy came into the alley and he also sent him for help Never Moved Hayseths body never moved or was moved from the time he fell unconscious to the paving until the police came a few minutes after the boy left I can truth fully say and hold up my hand said Bauline holding up his hand as he repeated that statement and added that he never touched Kay seth after he fell County Attorney James R Brown on cross examination asked if Bouline beat Hayseths head against the paving Bouline an swered that he did not Four doc tors previously in the case had testified that Haayseths multiple skull fractures revealed in the autopsy could not in their opinion have resulted from a single blow by a fist and a subsequent fall to the paving Olson in his testimonysaid that he and Hayseth were walking up the alley when Bouline began cursing them and came across the alley to strike one single blow which knocked Hayseth to the paving Feared Beating Bouline testified that he Tree Lovers Lose Bottle in Oskoloosa Oskaloosa stately shade trees which won the battle of the bulldozers last August lost a skirmish in court Thursday The embattled housewives who formed a human chain to protect their trees against highway work men 4 months ago Thursday heard Jistrict Judge Frank Bechly say the court is powerless to per manently stop the project The defenders of the trees how ever at once gave notice they will carry the fight to the state su preme court They were prepar ing to post an appeal bond set at Judge Bechly pronounced his decision after a 9day legal joust during which he calmly smoked his pipe after admonishing par ticipants to keep things on a pleasant plane The district court had granted a restraining order halting the tree removal after housewives wielded their umbrellas on work men who had begun uprooting the elms and maples Thursday however he refused to grant a permanent injunction and dissolved the temporary or der w 01 lf Julian Wadleigh a former state depart ment employe was put on the stand in the congressional spy hearings Thursday and accused of slipping secret government papers to a one time red agent The accusation came when Ren Nixon read hitherto se cret testimony by Whittaker Chambers confessed former cour ier for a communist spy ring Declines Admission Wadleigh himself refused to say whether he ever gave restricted documents to Chambers or to Al ger Hiss Chambers the house committee on unAmerican activities has now disclosed has named 3 men as sources of secret documents Hiss who nas denied it Wadleigh and a man whose name has not yet been made pub Seek Third Man The house group has been try ing to locate the 3rd man and subpoena him as a witness but has been unable to find him Thursdays hearings followed a snarp exchange between President Truman and the committee mem bers Mr Truman at a news confer ence again called the hearings a red herring and said the commit tee is a dead one This Paper Consists of Two Ona No 52 aTi former head of the state depart ments code division leaves a hearing room Wednesday after testifying before the house com mittee OH unAmerican activi ties at a closeddoor session Auditors Reverse Plan on Injunction Israel May Free Egyptian Troops Trapped in Negev Hunt Boy Who Killed Boss Dog Davenport UR Authorities searched Thursday for Don Schlemmer 16 a farm hand who disappeared after a tractor thought the 2 were going to beat him up and that he was only trying to protect himself He said he is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds Hayseth according to earlier testimony was about 6 feet and 180 pounds Last witness ror the state was Dr Ralph E Smiley Cerro Gordo coroner who testified to finding a trail of blood spots in the alley back of Wards furniture store and the SnoW h i t e market at Clear Lake on July 11 Testimony also has shown that Hayseth was knocked down in back of the SnoWhite market but that when the police arrived some minutes later he was lying in back of Wards furniture store Dr Smiley said the blood spots covered an area about 18 feet long and indicated on a map in the courtroom the area between the 2 spots where witnesses haye testified to seeing Hayseth on the paving Egyptians Die in Riots Order Dissolution of Moslem Group Cairo state of emergen cy was declared Thursday throughout Egypt where numerous persons have been killed and hun dreds injured in riots during the past fortnight The militant nationalist organi zation the Moslem brotherhood which has been blamed by the government for the riots was or dered dissolved All funds documents and prop erties of the brotherhood were or dered confiscated with the funds going to charitable organizations Police placed guards around 11 brotherhood buildings and it was expected that the buildings and houses of members would be raided A government mem o ra n d u m charged the brotherhood aimed a changing the basic system of so ciety by force and terrorism and accused it of responsibility for a series of explosions in Cairo dur ing the past 6 months spreader he was driving struck and killed his employers dog The boy was believed to have fled in fright and a search was begun Wednesday after police found the tractorspreader aban doned on a river levee in Daven port Schlemmer was employed by Waldo Doerscher on a farm near here Doerscher told police there was no reason for the boys ap parent fear understand how he must have probably would have re the same way Doerscher said Fear Chinese 5th Column Think Shanghai May Be Turned to Reds Shanghai here fear that a 5thcolumn uprising may help to deliver Shanghai to the communists Belief is general in the Ameri can colony that it is inevitable that this great port city will fall to the advancing communist forces Re ports indicate that 5th columnists are preparing to aid from within A high American consulate source said Thursday that re quests have been made for pro tection by U S business inter ests and have been taken under consideration Most Americans hope a marine force will be landed here It was emphasized in official sources that there has been no change so far in the American policy of using marines only to protect American lives and not American property A consulate official pointed out that to protect all American es tablishments are val ued in the millions of dollars would require a large number of marines Farm Cole Rejuvenation Is Finished Osceola unfinished business on the Ben Cole farm near here was taken care of Wed nesday Thirtyfive farmers and busi nessmen helped build a fence on the farm site mile of of last HAS SINGING TREES Newark N Newark boasted Thursday of being the first city in the country with singing Christmas trees Christmas carols emanate from 25 trees throughout the city by means of automatic recordings piped in by a music concern Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing and much colder Thursday night Sunny and cold Friday Low Thursday night 2 to 6 below High Fri day 12 to 15 above Iowa Clearing and colder Thurs day night Friday fair and colder Low Thursday night near zero northwest to 1015 southeast Minnesota Clearing and much colder Thursday night Low temperatures Thursday night ranging from 25 below north west portion to 510 below southeast portion Fair and cold Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazetteweather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 22 Minimum 8 At 8 a m Thursday 10 YEAR AGO Maximum 9 Minimum 10 Septembers soil conservation field day Tractors were used to dig pestholes and stretch the wire Men with hammers and shovels followed to set the posts and nail the wire The fencebuilding was part of the conservation demonstration of Sept 9 that didnt get finished Kenneth Whirrett county exten sion director and chairman of the field day committee explained that crowds were so big on the farm that day that it was im possible to carry out this ta k Bomber Flies 8000 Miles Flight Is Called Routine for B36 Fort Worth Texas force officers announced Thurs day that a B36 bomber Wednes day night completed a nonstop flight of more than 8000 miles from here to the Hawaiian islands and back Maj Gen Roger M Ramey 8th air force commander said the flight was the longest ever made by a B36 the air forces biggest landbased bomber The giant 6engined bomber took off from Carswell airforce base here at 8 a m CST Tues day Ramey said it returned about p m Wednesday night The flight took somewhat more than 35 hours he said and cov ered in excess of 8000 miles He declined to give the exact fig ures The huge redtailed plane car ried a normal combat comple ment of 15 crew members and a useful bomb load Ramey said The load was dropped off the shore of the Hawaiian islands he said Paris may bow to a security council demand that it free 1500 Egyptian troops trapped in the Negev and thus pave the way for armistice nego tiations informed sources said Thursday Responsible United Nations sources said the Israeli delegates had advised their government in Tel Aviv to agree to opening the pocket as a result of the semi ultimatum issued by the security council Wednesday Trapped at Faluja The Egyptians are trapped at Faluja in the Negev where they were surrounded during the re cent Israeli offensive which also resulted in the capture of Beer sheba and a number of lesser points Early in this session the secur ity council ordered both Arabs and Jews to withdraw from newly captured positons in the Negev Wednesday a security council committee gave both sides 48 hours to begin the withdrawals Unless progress is made by Fri day afternoon the council will be called into emergency session probably Saturday to consider further action United nations officials be lieved that Ishusliiv Ewikjlin let ting the Egyptians withdraw from the pocket might open the door to armistice negotiations between Israel and Egypt Sharp Split The security council sharply split on Israels bid for united nations membership at this ses sion called a meeting for Friday morning to determine whether Israel shall be seated at this ses sion Dr Ralph Bunche acting Pales tine mediator planned to confer again Thursday and Friday with Israeli andEgyptian representa tives on the possibility of a grad ual release of troops in the Fal uja pocket Egypt has refused to talk about an armistice while the troops are trapped Bankers in Chicago Face Trust Suit Chicago federal gov ernment Thursday filed an anti trust suit to dissolve the Chicago Mortgage Bankers association The suit charged the association and 35 members conspired to sup press competition in mortgage loans in the Chicago area It asks dissolution of the associ ation and an injunction restrain ing further practices which the government alleges are violations of the Sherman law Filing of the suit in Chicago was announced in Washington by Attorney General Tom Clark 1948 GOAL PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Cronin Dexter Auxiliary James IV Minette Clear Lake Freeman Ladies Aid Council of Social Agencies C H Iluntley Womens Relief Corps Moreen Ann and Jo Ruth Circle Elk Creek Iris and Duane Hanlontown S1671D 500 200 300 500 200 THK DAYS TOTAL S 40 C8 AMOUNT TO DATE GOAL OF CAMPAIGN SUM YET NEEDED Early Gifts to Yule Fund Help Most OMEWHERE in literature theres the saying He who gives early is thrice blest The verity of that observation is amp r e s s e d direct the solic i t a t i o n each year for the Christmas Cheer Fund Th u r s d a ys Panama hats are not made in Panama but in Ecuador where their production is a major in dustry Fort Dodge Man Heads Holstein Breeder Group Waterloo Iowa Hol stein Breeders association elected Herbert F Bothe Fort Dodge president at its meeting here Wed nesday Other officers named included M M Campbell Newton vice president and Hal Dore Iowa City secretary A Legg watched this climb 12 steps in the W hn o her house in Oelvvein Wednesday and come to a stop within 10 feet of her The knocked out a heavy brick pillar and stopped on her porch The vehicle went out of trol following an accident with another car at a nearby intersection car con contributions amounted to only a little more than toward a goal of There are orily 14 giving days left Obviously that goal would not be reached if there wasnt a stepup in the tempo re flected in the list printed above With adequate funds on hand well before Christmas Miss Doris Bruce and her associates in Fam ily Service Inc administrator of the fund are able to do their buying early Thats why theres a special blessing on the early con tributions Remember No gift too small none too large Send em to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Egg Prices Drop as Much as 3 Cents Chicago weaknes in eastern egg markets throughou this week hit the Chicag trade Thursday and sent price as much as 3 cents a dozen lower Unseasonably favorable laying weather aided production some traders said while others felt tha the consuming public had some what pared its demand With drawals from storage also have been slackening say trade reports Thursdays level of 50 to 51 cents a dozen wholesale for the top grades at the Chicago mer cancile exchange compared with 574 to 59 a week ago and was the lowest since Sept 13 when 48 to 50 was the comparable range The low for the year was 44 to 45i last Jan 21 while the high was 60 to 68 on Oct 26 To Hold NLRB Vote forMarr Union Minneapolis national labor relations board election for production and maintenance em ployes of the Marr Knitting Co Osage Iowa will be held Dec 17 the NLRB regional office an nounced Thursday The election will determine whether employes want to be rep resented by the United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers union Will Spread Tax Levy for Vets Bonus Spokesman Says Lack of Proper Plaintiff Changes Decision Elkader The Iowa county auditors association has decided to drop its proposed court test of a state order directing immediate spreading of the soldier bonus levy This decision means that so far as the association is concerned county auditors throughout he state will now begin the job of entering a bonus levy of per 51000 of real and personal prop erty valuation on their books of taxes payable in 1949 County Auditor Merrill M Smith president of the association said the decision was taken for lack of a proper plaintiff Planned Suit He again stressed that in the whole controversy the goal has not been to delay payment of the bonus but merely to protect the interests of governmental subdiv isions The county auditors had decided early this week to file a court suit after Attorney General Robert Larson ruled a levymust be spread at once to raise the 000 needed to pay the first years principal and interest on an issue of in bonus bonds The auditors contended their tax books were virtually complete and that it would be impossible for some counties tp go back over them and enter the bonus levy before Dec 31 We had intended to have a school district which already is paying interest on warrants as a plaintiff in our proposed suit County Auditor Smith said Thurs day But it appears that no dis trict wants to carry the issue to nrmvf court Want Surplus Used The suggestion that some of the state s nearly surplus be used for payment of the bonus in order to save interest chrages has been advocated by several legislators State Senator George Paul R Des Moines urged that Governor Blue call an immediate special ses sion to consider the surplus pro posal in order to relieve property taxpayers The has ordered mat issuance of bonus bonds be flayed 90 days in order that the 1949 legislature may take new ac tion if it de cided against a special session call at this time Stripling Testifies Appears at Request of Grand Jury New York UR Robert E Stripling chief investigator for the house committee on unAmerican activities arrived Thursday to testify before the federal grand jury investigating communism and espionage Stripling said he was appearing at the grand jurys request but was not under subpena He was accompanied into the witnesses anterooms by Donald Appell an other investigator for the commit ice Asked if he had brought docu ments with him he held un a manila envelope Stripling emerged from the grand jury room as the jury re cessed for lunch shortly before p m EST and disclosed he had testified for an hour so He said he had no comment on anything Stripling said he would return immediately to Washington SHOPPING DAYS LEFT OmifTMAS SEALS ;