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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 10, 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 LVl Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a WILL RUN FOR U S SENATEState Rep E E Genet Poston Corydon democrat above with who is fin ishing his 5th consecutive term in the Iowa legislature announced Saturday his candidacy for the U S senate Poston 66 a lawyer is the 3rd to come out for the demo cratic nomination in the June 1950 primary election Mrs Poston served as his secretary during the last session of the legislature in Des Moines Snow Strong Winds Zero Temperatures Seen for Iowa Des Moines A statewide snow heavy in some areas and whipped by strong winds and zero temperatures are forecast for Iowa over the weekend The weather bureau said a winter storm is moving to ward the state from northwest The storm may approach blizzard conditions in some parts of Iowa by Monday morning The bureau forecast strong northerly winds and drifting snow Sunday The snow accumulation will be heavy in some sections the bureau said Zero temperatures were fore cast for the northwest and 5 abpve readings for the southeast by Monday morning The state highway patrol re ported late Saturday morning that a few exceptions highways practically normal all over the state The patrol said however that fog and mist were general but added it is not freezing yet The patrol said in district 8 in northcentral Iowa and district 11 in eastcentral it still is very very icy There still are some icy spots in other districts but the patrol said they were breaking up A particularly heavy fog was reported in district 13 in the southeast tip of the state Earlier Saturday morning high ways were icecovered and ardous in nearly all of Iowa haz 40 Hogs Die as Truck Overturns Des Moines 40 hogs were killed and another 79 or so were roaming the neighborhood around 61st street and Hickman road Saturday The hogs were killed and got loose about a m when the double deck semitrailer bringing them to market skidded on ice and overturned Peter John Peterson 36 of Ida Grove the driver of the tractor trailerwas not injured Reject 19 Claims From Beneficiaries Des Moines Iowa bo nus board reported Saturday the rejection of 19 claims from bene ficiaries of first such applications to be turned down These 19 were among 994 claims rejected This brings to about 3000 the number of applications turned down Claims from beneficiaries are running about 3 per cent of the total received Board Secretary Ed Kaliemyn said the beneficiary claims were rejected for these reasons Parents attempting to get in ahead of unremarried widow death of the applicant after mak ing the claim and no beneficiary in line under the bonus law du plicate claims service outside the eligibility period less than the re quired length of service widow remarried ineligible stepmother ineligible stepfather wife di vorced before the veteran en tered service The boards cumulative statisti cal report for the end of this week showed Claims received 243989 they are being processed now as fast as they come in Claims completely processed 176975 Claims ready for check writing 168674 calling for payment of or an average of Checks mailed 163032 Highest claim number on checks mailed 230549 Australia Throws Out Labor Party Means End of 8Year Regime by Socialists Sydney Australian people turned out their labor gov ernment in a general election Sat urday The liberalcountry party coali tion standing for a return to the free enterprise system as opposed to continued socialism has or as good as seats in a lower house of 121 voting repre sentatives The ruling labor party which has been in power 8 years has as good as seats There is no reasonable doubt about these results although the final count in some of them is not yet in Seven seats remain in doubt In London the Australian news and information bureau an agency of the labor government announced that labor had con ceded defeat It quoted radio Aus tralia as saying the opposition had won at least 62 seats and perhaps Thus Australia followed New Zealand in the British common wealth trend to the right Robert Gordon Mezzies the lib eral leader who will become prime minister commented after hear ing the New Zealand results last week The socialists were brought to power in New Zealand Australia and Great Britain in that order This dramatic result seems a happy omen that they will go out in the same order Great Britain must hold general elections before next July Labor had been in the saddle 14 years in New Zealand 8 years in Australia It has been in power in Britain since 1945 MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 10 1949 This Paper Consists ot Two One No 53 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Rain Saturday night Rain changing to snow Sunday Falling temperatures Sunday with readings near zero by Mon day morning Low Saturday night 31 high Sunday 32 Iowa Rain changing to snow Sat urday night Sunday sncw windy and becoming much colder Present indications are for heavy snow some sections of state Low Saturday night about the same with falling tempera tures Sunday Minnesota Snow Saturday night and Sunday with a heavy faU indicated for east portion strong northwesterly winds with drifting and blowing snow and falling temperatures Sunday Low Saturday night zero to 5 below northwest falling to 15 below Sunday night and 20 to 25 southeast portion Saturday night falling to 5 below Sunday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics lor the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 27 Minimum 20 At 8 a m 27 Precipitation 10 Snow i Inch Auditor is Jailed for Embezzlement Rock Island 111 Stegemann former auditor of the Modern Woodmen of America Saturday faced a 3 to 10 year prison term for embezzling from the fraternal insurance firm He was sentenced Friday by Judge Leonard E Telleen who denied Stegemanns plea for pro bation Stegemann who lives at Milan 111 admitted forging false death claims to cover thefts He said he used the names of persons who had let their policies lapse TEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 18 Head of Property Tax Unit Resigns Des Moines John W Barnes of the state property tax division said Saturday he has resigned effective Dec 31 Barnes 31 said he is leaving to become head of the taxation de partment of the MichiganWiscon sin Pipeline company Detroit Mich He has been with the tax com mission since 1942 and was named head of the property tax division in 1944 Dies on Way to Fathers Rites St Barenz 74 of Cambridge Minn died of a heart attack at the home of his sister Mrs Dora Schmidt at p m Friday while on the way to Qsage to attend the funeral of his father 94 at Osage Saturday Mr Barenz and his brother Charles of Minneapolis arrived here by bus walked from the sta tion to their sisters home They visited briefly and Henry sat down in a chair slumped over and breathed his last Mr Barenz was born in Ger many in 1875 came to a farm near Mclntire with his parents and lived near Mclntire Riceville Little Cedar St Paul and Minne apolis For the past year he lived with his son Leland at Cambridge Besides his son he leaves a daughter Violet in Minneapolis 4 brothers Fred of Riceville Wil liam of Mclntire Willis of Little Cedar and Charles of Minneap olis also the sister Mrs Schmidt Youth Killed 2 Hurt in Crash Johannameier Luana 17 was killed and 2 other boys also of Luana were seriously injured when their car crashed into the rear of a school bus miles east of Calmar at p m Friday Murray Folsom 17 suffered a cerebral concussion and a broken right ankle and his condition was believed to be critical He was taken to a hospital at Decorah Also in the Decorah hospital was Neal Rima 17 with a broken right leg Highway patrolmen said Jo hannameier driving the car when it ran into the rear of the CastaliaOssian school bus as it was carrying players and students home from a basketball game No one in the bus was injured but the vehicle was damaged to the amount of to The highway was slippery and officers said the driver of the bus had turned on the red flasher with the intention of stopping on the shoulder for some reason The driver of the car saw the flasher applied his brakes sud denly and slid into the bus at an angle Breaking the force of the crash Johannameier was taken to De corah but died before he arrived at the hospital The demand for beaver pelts is said to have been the principal reason for the exploration and development of Canada HELD FOR TriEFT Otturnwa E Bol ton 23 of Waterloo has been held to the Wapello county grand jury on a charge of grand larceny He is accused of stealing from Leslie Green of Ottumwa after Green invited Bolton to spend the night in Greens hotel room Thurs day night V SAME tltf means traffic death in pail 21 PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Home Improvement Club Clear Lake Clear Lake Student Hanford Ladies Aid and Honorary Members R L DixsoiiFarm Equipment Athenian Club V G S D Bruce Ulen 3Vi Months Old T A E Club Mason City L O O F Lodge Mason Clly Federation of iMtil sieians Tom Fatlnnd T A T Club Priscilla Club Freeman Ladies Aid Mason City Printing Pressmen and Assistants Union P E O Chapter IY Mason City Chapter Order ot Ahepa Joyce Kilmer Club u G L club Congregational Womens Guild S JZllUO 500 1300 100ft JiUD IOil 300 500 oOO 100 Tiflft 200 1UOU iiOO r30 1000 200 1000 THE DAYS TOTAL S 10250 TOTAL TO DATE 430 5n SUM YET NEEDED Cheer Fund Giving Back to Old Tempo HATS MORE LIKE IT Twen ty gifts for a to tal of are listed above in happy contrast with the 9 con tributions which added only to the Christmas Cheer Fund to tal in our last issuci A little more than 34ths of the quota remains to be raised in the coming 2 weeks An interesting fact about the list presented above is that approxi mately a third of the total was re ceived from organizations and in dividuals NOT in Mason City If you havent made YOUR contri bution as yet that should stir you to action Two rural groups the Hanford Ladies Aid and the Freeman Ladies Aid are on the list of donors again as they have been every year since the initial so licitation back in 1925 Both have added to their customary dona tions this year knowing that the goal is higher than last year Twelve giving days remain be fore the fund is brought to a close on the afternoon of Dec 24 Can the goal be reached YOU have the answer to that question Bring your gift to the Globe Gazette office or mail it to Christmas Cheer Fund Care GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa Cedar Rapids Power Off Again Cedar Rapids power in terruption left Cedar Rapids with out electric current for about an hour Saturday The interruption 3rd in 12 days also affected Marshall town and some other communities to some extent The downtown district and the closein residential area were left without lights and power at a m when a flashover occurred on a bus at the power station A bus is a copper bar which carries a main load of voltage for distribution into feeder lines 2 Women Killed in Car Collision Monroe women were killed and 4 persons were injured in a 2car collision on icy pave ment 4 miles southeast of here Friday Mrs David Grasman 59 and Mrs Adrian Slings 54 both of Newton were killed when they were thrown clear of their car in the accident Holland Alley 5 daughter of Mrs Viola Alley 30 of Eddyville was critically injured The others injured included Mrs Alley her father C S War der 58 of Eddyville and his wife Effie 50 All were hospitalized at Mercy hospital in Oskaloosa Christensen Case Is Sent to Jury Des Moines trial ot Holgcr M Chrislensen Eagle Grove charged with evading 000 in federal income taxes went to a federal court jury Saturday Nationalist Troops Turn Over to Reds Clarke Beard Is Asked to Resign Post Des Moines city coun cil Saturday asked Streets Com missioner Clarke Beard to re sign A letter signed by all other members of the city council and asking Beards resignation was handed to the streets commission er in the mayors office with oth er council members present The demand for his resignation followed a council investigation of the delivery of cityowned sand to Beards acreage south of Des Moines Beard made no official reply but it was indicated he would not voluntarily resign His attorney said Beard would agree to the immediate transfer of personnel equipment and mon ies of the streets department to some other department Mayor Heck Ross said this of fer was turned down by tHe coun cil It would mean that Beard would continue to draw his pay and be a voting member of the council but with no duties Ross said Attorney Shot in Gangland Style Killing Chicago J Christen son 44 a former Cook county Chicago assistant states attor ney WPS slain in gangland style Friday night near his suburban Cicero home Christenson a onetime foe of gambling in the suburb was shot down by a barrage of bullets from his automobile and started to cross the street tohis home He was dead upon arrival at the Loretto hos pital Doctors said he had been shot 9 times twice in the head 4 times in the left shoulder once below the heart and once in each arm His body was found on the side walk by his wife Madeline a for mer airline stewardess and his sisterinlaw Mrs Clare Mack Police Chief Chris Rooney of Ci cero said Mrs Mack told him that after she heard the shots she saw a black sedan speed away Police theorized 2 gunmen killed Christenson He was returning home shortly after 10 oclock after spending the evening with Leo Kasperski 50 his partner in a real estate business NoPay Pinball Games Stopped Charles games on pinball machines in the Charles City and New Hampton areas were hit by Attorney General Robert L Larsons antigambling campaign Free games on the coin op erated machines were reported eliminated on machines in Charles City Saturday It is reported free games for high scores began go ing out Wednesday At New Hampton County At torney demons Smith said he has advised operators of pinball ma chines to remove free games The free replays were removed there Friday morning according to re ports Floyd County Attorney Alfred A Beardmore said The supreme court of Iowa has ruled that pin ball machines which give free games are gambling devices and hence illegal He preferred to make no further comment Some machines in Charles City bore cards stating No free games or awards given The removal of free replays was said to have vir tually stopped pinball playing here One man who has 2 machines in his place of business said Its killed them referring to the end of free games County Attorney Smith at New Hampton said he has recom mended that playing of cards for money on the side stop in taverns in that city Frisk ReElected Officer of Clay Products Institute A C Frisk Mason City was reelected vice president of the IowaMinnesota region the Structural Clay Products Institute at the annual meeting in Des Moines Friday O J Whittemorc Fort Dodge was reclcctcd presi dent and George E Schnurr Fort Dodge secretarytreasurer AP Wirephoto SENATE GROUP STUDIES CORN FLAKES H Vanderpoloeg president of the Kellogg company of Battle Creek Mich cereal manufacturers explains the spread in corn prices from farm to corn flakes retailer during a hearing Friday before Senator Guy Gillette chairman of the senate agricultural subcommittee and Committe Counsel Paul E Hadlick Housewives Face Long Wait for Coffee Prices to Fall Washington housewives are likely to wait a long time for any general return of coffee prices to September levels The reason for this was outlined for congress Friday by an American diplomatic official Brazilian reserves have virtually disappeared and favorable growing conditions have chances for bumper crop next year I dont think Brazil ever again will be as big a coffee pioducei as she was Robert B Elwood 2nd secretary of the U S embassy at Rio de Janeiro told a senate agriculture subcommittee inves tigating high coffee prices Elwood was ordered home to testify before the committee He took a somewhat different ap proach to the coffee problem from that of Chairman Gillette D Iowa Gillette declared It is just as apparent to this committee as daylight that some where along the line in October and November there were specu lative interests that had such an effect on the coffee market as to practically double the price of coffee to the American consumer He added there has been a rig ging of the market and we are try ing to find out where it is Elwood told the committee there has been an unexpectedly heavy rate of coffee exports from Brazil since July 1 1949 Continuation of this rate of exports he continued would have resulted in the complete ex haustion of coffee supplies in Bra zil before the 1950 crop would be gin to become available for export in July of that year Also he said a drought in south central Brazil destroyed all hope of a bumper harvest in 1950 Finally Elwood testified Bra zilian governmentowned coffee supplies were liquidated last Aug ust with a strong psychological effect on the market Tipton Farm Home Burned to Ground Tipioii Floyd Van Du senand 5 small sons escaped in their night clothing when their farm home 8 miles south of here burned to the ground at a m Saturday Her husband is recovering from an operation in an Iowa City hos pital Neighbors had finished pick ing corn for the family Friday Saturday they were starting to make a machine shed into a tem porary home 12 BUY CHRISTMASS International Rule Voted for Holy City New York The United Na tions assembly voted decisively Friday night to set up an interna tionalrule over Jerusalem in the face of open threats against it by the Arab and Jewish occupjing powers The 1949 assembly in its final session Saturday appropriated to finance the interna tional regime at the outset Israeli and other delegations had warned the cost in cash might be much greater The assembly was under warning also that the cost in blood may be heavy too The assembly adjourned its 1949 session at p m CST Sat urday after hearing Russia accuse the western powers of a black plot against peace Both Israel andHashemite Jor dan which now control separate sections of the city under a mili tary armistic2 have said the pop ulation will fight rule by a U N trusteeship Israel said King Abdullah of Hashemite Jordan had told his Arab people the United Nations would rule the old walled part of the Holy City that he occupies only over my dead body That quotation of the king came to the assembly from Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett Israel and Jordan are in tenta tive agreement that they will keep the respective parts of Jerusalem occupied by their forces on armis tice lines Sharett said the population of Jewish Jerusalem would give no help to a U N commissioner In committee debate Israel had said the 100000 Jews in Jerusalem were ready to form an under ground fighting group Many are sharpened for guerrilla conflict from fighting the old British man date forces and from military war fare in which they defeated 6 Arab states in battle set off by the original U N assembly Palestine partition decision of Nov 29 1947 Say Quaker Oats Head New Treasurer of GOP Chicago Chicago Sun Timcs said Saturday Robert Douglas Stuart Chicago president ofQuaker Oats company has been named treasurer of the re publican national committee suc ceeding James S Kempcr The paper said in a storyby Irv Kupcinet that the 63yearold Stuart accepted the post 3 weeks ago but that an official announce ment was not made at that time tt said the official announcement may bo made Tuesday DAMAGED BY FIRE Dubuque 3story build ng used by the Klauer Manufac turing company as a carpentry and crating shop was badly dam aged by lire Friday night t Province Is Seized for Communists Deserters Grab 12 Airplanes at Kunming Field Hongr Kong The Chinese nationalists lost all but 3 meager fingertip holds on China proper Saturday And they were ready to give up one of those newly aban doned Chengtu just as soon as they could complete its evacuation The other 2 are Siehang in Sikang virtually sur rounded and worthless and the Luichoxv peninsula opposite Hai nan island The reds are reported preparing to attack on the penin sula to prevent nationalists from fleeing to Hainan These were Saturdays fast de velopments 40000 Troops The nationalist garrison at Kun ming an estimated 40000 troops and seized both that city and its province Yunnan for the reds It was a coup for former Gov Lung Yun onetime friend but now bitter foe of Chiang Kai Shek The deserters seized 12 planes at Kunming airfield Later one of them flown by Capt F E Birk man San Francisco roared away under fire Only one bullet hit it A Skymaster of the Pacific over seas air service it carried 57 pas sengers to Hong Kong Another took 20 passengers to Hong Kong U S Consul Larue Lutkins of Port Chester N Y just had been given a farewell dinner by Gov Lu Kan He was being flown to Hainan There was no indication how many Americans were at Kunming A communist dispatch reported the reds spearhead was only 6 miles from Chengtu Suspense in Chengtu But in Chengtu radioed Asso ciated Press Correspondent Spen cer Moosa the nationalists stub bornly maintained the communists were no nearer than 50 miles at Tzeyang to the southeast How ever Moosa said unconfirmed ru mors placed the reds only 25 miles away on the eastern side of the Water Dragon hills That greaUy increased the suspense in Chengtu Three American missionaries all women who had all but abandoned hope of being evacu ated were flown out on a trans port which slinped in during the night The imminent fall of Chengtu will mark the end of organized nationalist resistance en the China mainland and begin an era of guerrilla warfare for them Board Ship on Saturday Aboard Lakeland Victory UR Consul General Angus Ward and his staff will be home by Christ mas if nothing interferes with their plans to board this rescue ship at Taku Bar Sunday Capt Paul Sexton said Saturday The Lakeland Victory now speeding through the Chihli Gulf is expected to reach Taku Bar Saturday afternoon and begin un loading a cargo of raw cotton and galvanized iron sheets from Japan The Lakeland Victory then will load any cargo designated for her at Tientsin Sexton said he hopes to complete his cargo movement by 10 a m Sunday and be ready to sail Sunday afternoon with Ward and his party of 19 others from the Mukden consulate The captain said he had re ceived a message from Ward say ing that he wished to be delivered to Kobe Japan a 3day run from Taku Bar From Japan Ward and his party are expected to fly to the United States Sexton said it would be neces sary for the Lakeland Victory to make one stop at Fusan South Korea on the way to Kobe The ship is carrying some cargo and 3 Korean passengers Santa and the Magician Beginning in this issue the Christmas serial story will be found on the feature and comics page At its conclusion a new serial story of the conventional type will be started ;