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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 19, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL LV TMI NtWSrAfEt THAT MAKES ALL MORTtt MEICHtOKS Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy INJURED CARRIED AWAY FROM WAVEBATTERED of half a dozen persons injured Friday by high waves which crashed into Redondo Beach Cal is carried to safety on a stretcher Many buildings were dam aged and 4 blocks of houses were ordered evacuated Cold Stormy Weather Hits Many Sections Chicago was a batch of inclement and cold weather over most of the country Satur day There was snow and rain in some areas and not much sun shine anywhere Some of the north central states shivered in Highways Snowpacked The state highway patrol dis trict office at Mason City re ported at p m Saturday that highways were becoming snow packed throughout the state and were getting slippery Sanding of hills and curves was started but slow speeds were advised It was snowing Saturday aft ernoon at airports in Sioux City Iowa City Ottumwa Des Moines Council Bluffs and Davenport as well as Mason City where the snowfall totaled ap proximately 2 inches at 2 oclock Skies were expected to clear late Saturday eveningand Sun day below zero temperatures and a belt of subfreezing weather ex tended over the northern section of the nation Californias wind and rainsnow storm abated after heavy precipi tation Friday eased southern Cali fornias record drought Federal forecasters there said some snow fell in the mountains but the rain belt moved into Colorado Winds reached a velocity of 90 miles an hour in the Laguna mountains and 50 mph along the Pacific Friday Huge waves cas caded over Eedondo beachs sea wall and residents were evacuated from 4 blocks of homes Several persons were injured High waves continued to pound Redondo beach Saturday Rainfall measured more than an inch in many areas In the Los Angeles district the fall of 127 inches compared with 19 of an inch previously this season Cars Leave Rails Stay Right Side Up Ogden Utah fi The west bound streamlined train City of San Francisco was derailed 5 miles west of Lakeside Utah Fri day night but none of the 240 passengers was seriously hurt Thirteen of the 15 cars on the speeding luxury train left the rails and ran for half a mile across the flat desert just west of Great Salt Lake All of the cais remained on their and they came to rest still in a straight line The derailment occurred in a snowstorm at p m CST as the crack train was traveling about 70 miles an hour The diesel pow er unit and 2 baggage cars re mained on the tracks CHRISTMAS SEALS Survivor of Crash Home for Christmas Oelwein Dale Strawn one of 33 survivors of a C54 plane crash in the Pacific ocean Dec 5 is home for Christmas He arrived here by train Friday night for a 30day furlough He was met at the train by his moth er Mrs Loren Strawn and 4 of his 5 brothers The other brother also is expected home for Christ mas Strawn said he lost 8 pounds during the 39 hours he spent on a life raft with other survivors of the crash All the fellows kept their heads Strawn said He added that it seemed kind of good to get picked up High Court to Hear Cose on Shade Trees Des Moines Iowa su preme court Saturday agreed to hear a petition of Oskaloosa prop erty owners to stay a district court ruling which would allow removal of 137 Oskaloosa shade trees The stay petition is from a Ma haska district court ruling dismiss ing a suit for an injunction to prevent the state highway com mission from removing the shade trees in a street widening project The district court suit was brought by Fred Jarvis and other Oska loosa property owners Judge Frank Bechly in dis missing the injunction suit Dec 10 ruled however that construction on the project could not begin for 10 clays so that the status quo may be preserved while the prop erty owners applied for a supreme court ofder to stay his ruling pending their appeal Angus MacNider Is Reported in Good Condition Reported in good condition at Mercy hospital Saturday was An gus MacNider 20 son of Gen and Mrs Han Cord MacNider He suf fered cuts and bruises when his car upset on an icy curve near Norton Kans Thursday night He was flown by air ambulance to the hospital from Norton Friday Mrs MacNider accompanied him Doc tors said he sustained no serious injuries The curve on which the accident occurred was reported to have been one on which a sign had been torn off by a previous accident Several mishaps have taken place since it was learned here Riding with MacNider and suf fering a broken pelvis was Walter Hazlewood Willis W Va Mac Nider was returning to Mason City for Christmas vacation from Claremont Calif where he at tends Claremont Mens school Assault of Vet Brings Term of 30 Days in Jail DCS Moines A Crandall 25 former attendant at Knoxville veterans hospital was sentenced to 30 days in jail Sat urday for an assault on a patient at the hospital last May CrandaH was sentenced by Fed eral Judge Charles A Dewey who received CrandalPs plea of guilty to an assault charge earlier this week William J Temple 26 another former Knoxville attendant ac cused of an assault on a patient was acquitted by a federal jury Thursday MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 18 1948 Toft Will Fight Labor Law Repeal Hints at Desire to Retain Leadership of GOP in Senate Washington Taft ROhio served notice Saturday he will fight any administration attempt to repeal the TaftHart ley labor law Taft said President Trumans demand for outright repeal is a peculiar way to go about it The TaftHartley law he said incor porated features of the original Wagner act He said he doesnt see how the new law can be repealed without also wiping the Wagner act off the books Mr Truman and labor leaders have urged repeal ing the TaftHartley law passed by the republicancontrolled con gress in 1947 In its place pend ing a study of possible changes they have urged reinstatement of the old Wagner act which was in effect until August 1947 If repeal is attempted Taft promised republicans will make a fight to save TaftHartley act pro visions Back from a 6 weeks trip to Europe Taft hinted to reporters at a news conference that he wants to retain leadership of the re publican minority in the new senate which convenes next month Senator Wherry predicted earlier that senate re publicans will present a unified and a progressive front in the new congress Nora Springs Pioneer Dies Mrs Albert Chapman Succumbs at Home Nora Jennie Bit terman Chapman 78 a native of this community died at her home here late Friday She was born on a farm 3 miles west of Nora Springs Funeral arrangements are in complete The Sheckler funeral home is in charge Mrs Chapman is survived by her husband Albert Chapman 2 brothers J C Bitterman of Mason City and E L Bitterman of Mora Minn a sister Mrs Jay Schulte of Pasadena Cal and many other relatives Reds Return 6 Hostages Move Marks End to Frontier Incident Berlin BritishRussian frontier incident appeared settled Saturday while the squabble over radio Berlin went on Six British soldiers held by the Russians since a border clash Wednesday were returned Friday night A 7th Pvt Charles Knill who was shot in the chest in a dis cussion after one Briton was de tained for crossing the zonal bor der on a rabbit hunt is in a Brit ish zone hospital at Dudertsadt Officials at Bad Oeyhausen an nounced Knill is improving Gen Sir Brian Robertson Brit ish military governor described the incident as regrettable but of no great importance In Frankfurt U S Gen Lucius D Clay commended the French for blowing up the towers of sov ietcontrolled radio berlin The towers stood near Tegel airfield in the French sector and their de struction kept the communist mouthpiece off the air 12 hours Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with occa sional light snow early Satur day night followed by clearing and colder late Saturday night and Sunday Low Saturday night 18 to 24 High Sunday in the upper 20s Iowa Mostly cloudy with inter mittent light snow early Satur day night clearing late Satur day night and Sunday Colder Saturday night and Sunday Low Saturday night 1520 north to 2025 south Minnesota Fair north and mostly cloudy south portion Saturday night with light snow southeast portion Colder southeast and extreme south portions Satur day night and south portion Sunday Generally fair Sunday IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 23 Minimum 18 At 8 a m Saturday 22 Precipitation 10 Snow 1 inches YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum is 1318 GOAL tiOOOOO PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Sgt Sherman L Zea Yokota Air Base Jnjian Nijfht Shift of Deckers Canning Room and Remix Room Additional From High School Home Rooms George Patton H L R From iron M A St James Lutheran Ladles Aid Marsha Mickey Larry Neighborly Birthday Group Buf falo Center Women of the Moose Mason City Mr and Mrs E S A Britt Friend U A Dreesman Lahota W S C S Kensctt Methodist Church Ardls Dlanne Holstad Kensett Monroe Junior High P T A Mason City Letter Carriers N E D Home Room 211 and Friends at Monroe Jolecn Kay Brown Age 4 Kock Fails From Just a Friend Phyllis Terls A Friend Boojl Mr and Mrs B B Price Just Rite Club Circle 4 W S C S First Metho dist Church Monroe Junior High School Home Room 300 Ray J Thomas Miss Hunts 3rd Grade Wilson School Home Room ai8 High School L R W ExMason City Printer Newcomers Club Kitty 2nd Brigade Hdqrs and Hdqrs Co Iowa National Guard Roosevelt Junior High School Home Rooms Toastmlstress Cluh Girl Scout Troop No t H E O Club Crescent Drive Friends David John and Steven Ulrlck W S C S Rock Falls Elmer and Neva Legionnaire Club and Veterans Cluh Sarah L Schrader Catholic Daughters of America D D Squier Jefferson Circle Trinity Lutheran Church 1th Grade Monroe Junior High School Room No Monroe School A B Nora Springs Junior College Y Another Friend Happy Hustler Club First National Bank Employes Wheelerwood Busy Bee Club 300 C50 fi12 100 uoo 300 300 200 500 1000 1UU jioo 500 100 500 1000 400 5GO 100 100 lflfl 200 200 100 200 700 soo 100 This Paper Consists of Two One No liOO 300 300 XOO lflfl 690 3654 1000 200 300 200 300 BOO 200 2500 aoo 250 500 300 801 100 1000 500 100 500 3510 500 THE DAYS TOTAL 28773 TOTAL TO DATE SUM STILL NEEDED SIGZa Needed to Reach the HE CHRISTMAS CHEER FUND went into its final week with a total of almost in cash o n hand and yet to be raised to reach the goal of needed to insure our com munity against the tragedy of empty stockings on Christmas morning The goal of previ ously set for Saturday had been exceeded by almost Saturdays additions included some sizable gifts the largest of them being received from the home rooms at Roosevelt jun ior high school Monroe and other schools were represented too by generous contributions These donations on top of about from the high school raised the school total toapproximately or a fifth of the amount thus far received for the Cheer Fund That the cause has such an appeal to youth is most gratifying A gift from Sgt Sherman L Zea son of Mr and Mrs E D Zea 812 Hampshire N E from Yokota air base near Tokyo Japan is probably the most distant ever received by the fund Five giving days remain In which to raise Either bring your or the GlobeGazette office or mail them to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City la Weatherman Gives Unofficial Comment New York Par ry chief of New York Citys weather bureau offered this com ment Friday after 45 years as a weather man New York City weather is lousy Parry plans to retire at the end of the month Locate New Witness in Spy Inquiry Chambers Elizabeth Bentley Slated for Testimony in Probe Washington member of the house unAmerican activities committee said Saturday it has located a new witness who will give vital testimony in the spy hearings on Monday The member who didnt want his name used said the witness is a former communist who agreed to talk if given FBI protection This was arranged and a subpena served on the man lor appearance here Monday he said New Leads Evidently the new witness is 1 of 2 persons questioned in New York Friday by Representative McDowell RPa McDowell re ported afterward that he had ob tained some newleads that re quired immediate attention and some highly important and valu able information In a separate development the committee planned to quiz 2 ad mitted former communist couriers for expert advice on how to plug loopholes through which govern ment secrets have been sneaked out Acting Chairman Mundt RS Dak said it intends to go into the subject with Whittaker Cham bers and Elizabeth T Bentley Prize Witnesses They were 2 of the groups prize witnesses in the spy hunt which eventually turned up evidence that secret papers had been lifted from the state department a de cade ago We have proof the spy rings existed and stole vital secrets and documents of the government Mundt told reporters Now we intend to find out how they were able to get started Gwynne May Get Post With FTC Washington John W Gwynne R Iowa is being urged as an appointee to a forthcoming vacancy on the federal trade com mission it was learned Saturday Friends of Gwynne who was defeated in the Iowa primary have urged President Truman to appoint him to the republican seat on the commission when chairman Robert E Freer retires Dec 31 it was learned Named New Head of Publishing Firm Marshalltown G Nor ris Jr Saturday was appointed general manager of the Times Republican Printing Co publish ers of the Marshalltown Times Republican and of radio station KFIB which is also owned by the printing company He is a former city editor of the paper Announcement of the appoint ment was made by D W Morris president of the company which n luticjr 3 Let j ct w ay i L U t II owns the newspaper and the sta his beautiful honey blonde wife tion D W Norris said no further Sidney 23 changes would be made in the staff of either company MAIL COMES THROUGH Greenfield Ohio car bandits wearing rying case containing the civilian masks and long V VA miAlJlXO Cl 1114 W ill LC MVJCll Ui clothes which John Rooks mailed robbed Elian Hackney a boatyard home from an army camp in owner of at gunpoint in World war I was delivered to his his office at nearby Egg Harbor home by the mailman this week Friday night Last Ditch Stand S d at Peiping COUPLE IN TRIANGLE and Mrs Egbert C Rutledge are shown in St Louis as they appeared on a picnic last summer Dr Rutledge is charged with murder ing Byron C Hattrnan a friend of Mrs Rutledge in a Cedar Rapids Iowa hotel last Tuesday night Self Defense Ready for 3rd Unwritten Law Attempt at Will Be Pleas Air Rescue BULLETIN St Louis Robert C Rutledge said Saturday he will refuse to waive extradition to Iowa in connection with the fatal stabbingof his wifes bach elor lover in a Cedar Rapids hotel room Linn County Attor ney William Crissman of Cedar Rapids said he will start extra dition proceedings immediately St Louis defense and the unwritten law will be pleaded by DrRobert C Rut ledge Jr when and if he is brought to trial for the hotel room slaying of Byron C Hattman his attorney said Saturday Leo F Laughren the attorney said the cornerstone of his clients defense would be the traditional right of a man to defend his home Rutledge critically ill in city hospital after taking poison as police waited in his fashionable apartment to arrest him admitted that he fought Hattman in the Cedar Rapids Iowa hotel Meanwhile police in Iowa and Missouri searched for the murder weapon a blackhandled pocket knife The hunt was conducted along highways leading from Cedar Rapids to St Louis where the physician admitted he fled after the killing Rutledge told detectives that he went to Cedar Rapids to offer Hattrnan money to stay away from SANTAS ARE THIEVES Atlantic City N J Santa Claus white beards Legislators Want Repeal of States AntiLabor Laws Editors note This is another in a series of stories on prospective legislation in the comingr session of the general assembly By GERALD BOGAN Iowa Daily Press Writer Des Moines than half of the legislators who expres sed an opinion in an Iowa Daily Press association questionnaire favor repeal or revision of the states antilabor laws Among the 78 house members who returned questionnaires 17 favored outright repeal of the anticlosed shop and secondary boycott bills passed 2 years ago 15 were for revision 26 favored re tention of the measure 16 gave no answers and 4 were undecided There are 108 house members and the survey does not necessarily re flect how members will vote on labor legislation Among the 24 senate replies from among the 50 members 11 favored outright re peal 7 were for retention of the measures 2 favored revision 3 gave no answer and 1 was un decided Prohibits Contract The bill which prohibits any contract between management and labor which creates either a closed or union shop was passed by a vote of 74 to 31 in the house last session and by a 3612 margin in the senate A companion bill outlawing secondary boycotts was approved by a 328 margin in the senate and 7722 in the house The Iowa Federation of Labor through the Policy Committee Inc met in Des Moines recently to draft plans for repeal or modi fication of the restrictive labor laws Many labor leaders are con fident the legislature will either strike the laws from the books or modify them in such a way as to permit union shop contracts The Iowa CIO council has announced plans to work for outright repeal of the acts Some labor leaders feel that national legislation will be enacted repealing or at least modifying the TaftHartley law which would make state statutes unnecessary However they plan to start early in the session for action on the labor bills and be lieve the outcome of the election in November enhance chances of getting favorable action Must Join Union A closed shop is one requiring that a worker join a union before he gets a job A union shop is one in which an employe is re quired to join a union within a specified period after he starts work Here are some of the comments from legislators answering the IDPA survey I voted for them during the last session but thought then as I do now that labor legislation should be on a national basis Strike out the closed shop sec tion amended to permit union shops Some revision may be bene laws Washington UR A rescue plane was ready Saturday for a 3rd attempt to snatch a group of marooned flyers from a storm threatened Greenland icecap in a glider the air force announced here Ten and possibly 11 men now are stranded atop the 7700foot cap The rescuers were working against time A weather front is reported heading into the area and may strike later in the day An air force spokesman said the flyers have been advised to build a short plywood runway which would permit the glider to take off without digging into the snow Two rescue attempts were thwarted Friday when the gliders wheels broke through the frozen crust and the plane nosed up Presumably the rescue ship a C54 transport had made contact with the glider but could not tow it into the air However none of the airmen was hurt 7 Perish in Plane Crash B25 Explodes on Hitting Ground Robeline La air force B25 bomber was blown to bits in an explosion which took 7 lives near here late Friday Authorities at Barksdale Field La said 5 of the victims were air force personnel and 2 were navy men Sheriff Earl Norris reported that a womans handbag was found in the debris The plane exploded as it struck the ground after a sudden plunge said J C Doolittle an eyewitness to the crash He said the plane was about 300 feet up when he first noticed it and that its nose suddenly turned down It exploded sending wreckage everywhere Doolittle said The plane blew a large hole in the ground and scattered flaming pieces over 4 acres Night marshall Henry Mitchell reported that there isnt a piece 5 feet long 1 To Oppose Red Clause in Labor Law Washington UR tion sources said Saturday that President Truman will oppose any move by congress to write an anticommunist sectioninto ex pected new labor legislation These sources said Mr Truman feels labor unions can and will drive communists from their ranks without government help Under the TaftHartley Act which the administration will try to get repealed early next year NO labor union can use the ser vices of the National Labor Rela tions Board unless its officers first sign statements that are NOT communists As of last Nov 30 15 months after the TaftHartley Act went into effect more than 100000 union officers had filed nincom munist statements with the labor board But many top labor leaders In 47 ACoUClO Ill I am not in favor of repeal at eluding CIO President Philip present but the law should be Murray Mine Workers Boss John amended to nermlt uninn L Lewis and Wnnrirnff Pan4ninV L Lewis and Woodruff Randolph president of the International ficial Typographical Union have re Should conform with federal fused to sign the statements on grounds of principle Sees Peace If Chiang Is Removed Citys Garrison Outnumbers Reds Has Plenty of Food Nanking fight to the death for Peiping was pledged in north China Saturday although strong belief persists that the his toric city will be spared the agony of battle The promise came as the na tionalist government position grew worse and a new peace story cropped up This time in Hong Kong a foe of Chiang KaiShek said peace was possible if Chiang KaiShek is ousted right away The pledge to defend was madeb y Gen Fu TsoYi com mander in the north Nationalists and communists are fighting only 3 miles from the isolated city on the west The Reds were reported thrown back on the east and north Take Air Field The communists captured the air field 7 miles south of Peiping Four foreign cont trspondents with a nationalist courier party which arrived by plane Friday were driven away from the field by gunfire when they attempted to return to Nanking Saturday Associated Press Correspondent Harold K Milks a member of the party got within a mile of the field He said the reds held the airport control tower The govern ment had said the reds were wiped out There was a lull in the fight ing closer to the city Machine gun and mortar fire could be heard just outside the walls all day Fri day but by noon Saturday not a single shot broke the silence Trenches were being dug inside the walls Plenty of Food Gen Chu Hsichun governor of Hopeh Province announced in Peiping that the garrison of 150 000 men was opposed by 75000 reds and the city had plenty of food for a siege Associated Press Correspond ent Spencer Moosa in Peiping said Fus announcement of a defense to the last man caused worry among the citizens who want the city sparedfrom the ruin any such defense would bring Eldora Man to Fill Post in Government Washington Eldora Iowa banker is expected to be named to a vacancy on the di rectorate of the governments re construction finance corporation He is W R Bramwell 57 chair man of the board of the Hardin county savings bank Bramwell a republican called on President Truman early this week in company with RFC Chairman Harley Hise Henry T Bodman of Detroit also a republican has resigned as an RFC director effective Dec 22 The directorship pays a year and Bodmans unexpired term runs to June 30 1950 The directorate is bipartisan Bramwell is a director in banks at Hampton Greene and at Stock ton 111 Bettendorf Man Fined for Tax Evasion Des Moines A Kraftmeyer 69 Bettendorf was fined Saturday when he pleaded guilty to a charge of evad ing income taxes before Federal Judge Charles A Dewey The government charged that Kraftmeyer failed to pay taxes on a total income of during the years 1937 to 1945 inclusive Dewey did not impose a jail term SAME fUf Meini trmffU Im put U ;