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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 21, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS E Associated Press United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy HOME EDITION MASON CITY STORES Open Thursday Friday Dec 2223 until 9 p m MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 21 1949 LION KILLS TRAINERSultan a thebars of his a J f a woman hon trainer Mrs May Schafer at a lion tarm at Thousand Oaks Cal Tuesday He grabbed 6Cnis and killed her before he daughter wit President Rakes Captive States as Peace Threat NLRB Steps Into Electric Union Scrap Washington national labor relations board Stepped in Wednesday to umpire the scrap between the left wing United day world sick of But while captive peoples are made to respond to our handclasp with a mailed we havemo choice but to stand readyin self defense he de clared The president spoke at Arling ton National cemetery accepting a Carillon memorial to the war dead from the Americans Veterans of World war II Allied diplomats from many nations and high ranking military and civilian of ficials were in the audience It wasonly a coincidence that Mr Truman spoke on the birth day of Soviet Russias Premier Stalin and he did not mention Russia by name But allusions to th Russian threat to peace were plain and repeated They were clear too in a brief address from Norwegian Ambassador Wilhelm Munthe De Morgenstierne the dean of the diplomatic corps The ambassador said those who died in the war should know that without their fight the entire world might today be in a state of abject slavery He added And to make that freedom pre vail those who come after them may have to stand up and go down the same way if God for bid the free world should ever again be challenged by antidemo cratic forces For there is one thing we never will accept and that is totalitarian slavery President Truman said that if man could achieve self govern ment and kinship with his God throughout the world peace would not tremble in the constant dread of war FANCY DOG TAGS Las Vegas years dog vviug urmea Electrical Workers UE and the CIO s new International Union of Electrical Workers Right now it is the nations biggest labor union battle The 2 unions are warring over rePresent at least 300000 workers in the electrical manufacturing industry Collective bargaining elections are sought by the IUE to wrest from the UE its right won over the last dozen to represent workers in the major radio television and electrical gadget field Wednesday the board began hearings on petitions filed by the IUE and in some cases by em ployers who have been caught in the middle of the union contest First of the hearings were in Dayton Ohio involving 25000 employes of the General Motors electrical division in New York City for 5000 workers of the Sperry Gyroscope Co and in Buf falo N Y for the 500 employes of juke box maker Rudolph Wur litzer Other hearings will follow The 75000 Westinghouse Manufactur ing Co employes will be involved in hearings to be held in Pitts burgh beginning Dec 28 The 125 000 employes of General Electric are involved in separate proceed T r i cue mvuiveu in separate r lags m Las Vegas will be in the ings yet to be scheduled shape of fire hydrants for males and hearts for females Dog catcher Bill Burke says he hopes by glamorizing the licenses to triple this years sale of 1300 tags The rural electrification admin istration has found chemicals the best means of controlling brush i along power line rights of way Disunity on Spongier Is Still Heard GOP Veteran Objects to Party Being Run From State House Des Moines state re publican central committees aboutface on the issue of Har rison E Spangler hasnt brought complete harmony to Iowa GOP ranks it appeared Wednesday While leaders of groups oppos ing the national committeemen indicated their efforts to get him to resign would be dropped for the time being there were mur murs of discontent Charles R Fischer manager of Gov William S Beardsleys cam paign in 1948 said he considered Spangler a liability to the party The only way for Senator Bourke B Hickenlooper to get elected again to the United States senate is to get into a public brawl with Spangler Fischer said Other Side On the other side of the fence there were reports that W Keith Hammill Nevton central com mitteeman from the 5th district wanted the central committee to take action backing Spangler even stronger than State Chair man Whitney Gillillands order that the party would disregard a resolution asking the national committeeman to resign The resolution was passed at lear Lake last August and Gil lilland announced his order at a central committee meeting Mon day Hammill was reported to have wanted the minutes of the Clear Lake meeting expunged and pos sibly a vote of censure directed at committee members who voted for Spanglers resignation Attacks Synhorst Meanwhile a GOP veteran slapped the wrists of Republican Secretary of State Melvin Syn lorst one of the partys younger leaders for sniping from the state house at republicans on the iring line at the precinct level Polk County Republican Chair man Charles W Wagner released he text of a letter he sent Atty Gen Robert Larson last week after Synhorst told a young re mblican meeting here it was high time state and national eaders actually turn over lead ership at the precinct level to the younger men and women Wagner 65 asked Larson to ad vise the 36yearold secretary of state that precinct committeemen and committeewomen are chosen at primary elections under Iowa aw This Paper Consists of Two Dynamiters Try last UAW Office PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Senior HiY Club GlobeGazette Newsroom Em ployes Linda Wolf David Grosche 4 mos Two Old Friends From a Friend Two M D Friends Another Friend Mason City Lakes Ambitious Vestac 4li Club Mason City Fur Shoppe First National Bank Employes From Boojt In Memory of Ross 4th Grade Madison School PTA Prize Barbers Local No 018 Roberta Jean Bachman Blescr vey 9 mos Central Lutheran Church Ladies Guild with Groups Sharon Kay Wenzel Mary Jo and Joyce Pavek Local Industrial Union No 13fiV ardiiiR P a V c nt Education Group 0 C Jones Traffic Dept and Commercial Office Northwestern Bell Co Government Employes Meat In spection Division Deckers Sausage Cooler Ganr Deckers Ruth Ricpe Stalhclm MaSOn CiYy Brick J Herding Management Riverside Barn Sears Employes Mason City Sl3Kfl97 5000 1400 211 100 1000 100 1000 100 200 300 1000 100 100 100 500 100 fi52 100 200 1000 325 oO 300C 77 45 lOC 100 600 ioe BOO 70C U S Sends Greeting to Josef Stalin Moscow United States sent birthday greetings to Prime Minister Josef Stalin Wednesday Ambassador Alan G Kirk sent the following message to Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y Vishin sky I have the honor on behalf of the government of the United States of America to request you to transmit to Generalissimo Stalinchairman of the council of ministers of the U S S R best wishes on the occasion of his 70th birthday Ben Johns is Indicted Here Charged With Drunk Driving 3rd Offense Ben Johns Hancock county armer was under indictment Wednesday for a 3rd offense of driving while intoxicated The ndictment was returned in Judge William P Butlers district court Dy the grand jury which then was excused for the year The grand jury also indicted Sverett Weaver 1212 President tf W for indecent exposure Weaver was arrested Sept 17 by Mason City police Johns was arrested Sept 6 by a deputy sheriff on highway 106 ust inside the Clear Lake city imits His conviction on the in dictment would carry a manda ory penitentiary sentence of 3 fears according to County At orney James R Brown STEADY unidentified ranch hand right watches as the new Mrs Clark Gable and her actor husband center cut a wedding cake Tuesday Others left to right are Lynn Gilham ranch owner Timothy Bleck brides nephew Mrs Gilham and Mrs Basil Bleck brides sister and matron of honor The bride Lady Sylvia Alderlcv jridow of Douglas Fairbanks Sr was wed to Gable Tuesday in Solvang Cal THK DAYS TOTAL S 18 TOTAL TO DATE M H313 SUM STILL NEEDED Senior HiY Works for Cheer ARGEST single contribution in the list above comes from the Senior HiY club The fund from which i was drawn was built up by the high school stu d e n t members by sales of re fresh m e n t s at athletic contests It represents a great deal of effort on the part of the donors and we wish for each of them a Christmas made merrier by the knowledge that he has helped to bring cheer into needy home Group giving from industrial plants and downtown business places including our own news room again accounts for a large part of the added to the fund This is the largest total re ported on any one day Theres an interesting story be hind the gift from the traffic de partment and commercial office employes of the Northwestern Bell Telephone company Instead of exchanging gifts with each other they pooled their money and dis tributed it to various worthy causes with of it set aside for the Christmas Cheer Fund In the remaining 3 giving days before the fund comes formally to a close at 2 oclock Saturday aft ernoon Dec 24 theres to be raised If you want a part in this assignment either bring your gift to the GlobeGazette business office or mail it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Low Wednesday night 6 to 10 high Thursday about Iowa Freezing rain or sleet southeast half and snow north west half Wednesday night Thursday mostly cloudy and turning colder light snow east portion Low Wednesday night 10 to 15 northeast and 24 to 28 southeast Minnesota Cloudy with light snow Wednesday night Not so cold north and west portions Cloudy and cold Thursday with snow flurries southeast portion Low Wednesday night zero to 10 be low northwest to zero to 5 above southeast High Thursday near zero northwest to 12 south east IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 35 Minimum R At 8 a m a YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 25 Soviet Shuns Discussion on Jap Prisoners Tokyo angrily stalked out of the allied 4power council for Japan Wednesday rather than discuss soviet failure to complete repatriation of Japa nese war prisoners By the walkout the 8man Rus sian delegation avoided hearing General MacArthurs conclusion that 374041 Japanese died in soviet prison camps from brutal treatment The dramatic Russian exit climaxed a bitter argument over council procedure Russias Lt Gen Kuzma Derev yanko argued the 4power group United States Britain Rus sia and no business discussing repatriation American Chairman William J Sebald over ruled him White with anger the stocky bullnecked Russian general stalked out His delegation fol lowed him Repatriation has long been a sore point of the occupation Rus sia has returned some 1300000 Japanese prisoners in 4 years American and Japanese authorities have been pressing for the return of more than 300000 others As supreme commander MacArthur himself has roundly scored the soviet attitude The Russians sent 94000 home last summer and announced that was all except 10000 war crimi nals who would not be returned The U S placed the matter on the council agenda at the request of the Japanese government which has been besieged by relatives of stillmissing soldiers DYNAMITE FOUND AT UAWCIO Police look at a stack of 39 sticks of dynamite at a side stairway of the United Auto Workers headquarters in De troit after the explosive package had been found by 2 union employes Tuesday night Two fuses had burned to within an inch or less of the explosives f Pork Supply May Climb to New Record Washington agriculture department farm survey indicated Wednesday that 1950 supplies of pork may set a new peacetime record Considering that larger wartime supplies were shared with armies and allies abroad the amount available for housewives next year could well be the largest in his tory The department reported the 1949 fall pig crop at 37262000 head an increase of 10 per cent over the 1948 fall crop and fore cast a 1950 spring crop of 62500 DOO an increase of 6 per cent over this years spring crop The fall crop will go to slaugh ter next spring and summer and the spring crop will be sold next fall and winter Bountiful supplies of corn and ather feeds coupled with compara tively favorable hog prices were said to be encouraging farmers to raise more hogs The production of pigs this fall and last respectively by states included Illinois 4023000 and 3510000 Iowa 5662000 and 5135000 Ne braska 966000 and 875000 Says Reds Recruited Girls to Entertain Servicemen Washington AP Testimony that the communist liquor and young women without morals to lure American servicemen to communism was made public Tues day night by the senate judiciary committee The detailed testimony came from John J Huber who said he was an undercovei BI agent in the communisl party from 1938 to 1947 The FBI declined comment Hubers testimony was heard be hind closed doors weeks ago by Soldier Killed in Auto Crash Cornine Ben F Kissell 19 Des Moines was killed in a traffic collision 3 miles west of icre Wednesday as he and 2 com panions were enroute to their owa homes from Fort Warren Wyp Kissell Harold Hindman 21 Wacksburg and Earl McKinney 9 Macksburg were driving from he Wyoming camp where they had been in army training All were riding in the front seat when he car wa in collision with the of a truck driven by Arthur Nichel of Inman Kans Hindman and McKinney were Tot seriously hurt and Niciicl was lot injured j subcommittee studying the prob lem of subversive aliens It has just now been released Huber said girls who had no morals whatever and went to any extremes were used to lure soldiers sailors merchant marine school graduates and others to the communist party doctrines He pictured the communist party in this country as part of a world wide conspiracy which takes orders from leaders in Mos cow Huber said the eventual goa is overthrow of the present U S government by force and vio lence Hubers testimony about party sessions communistfront rallies and benefits and communist train ing schools and camps was filled with scores of names During the recent war Huber said one of the most ambitious plans of the communist party to carry on its subversive work among members of the armed services was the establishment of an organization called SOS Sweethearts of Servicemen This group consisted of young women he continued who were instructed to pick up servicemen off the streets and bring them to the SOS club rooms where they were given liquor entertainment and dancing Huber said the young women prepared to they that the party as signed or demanded KILLED IN CAR CRASH Jesup S Kubik 21 Waterloo was killed Tuesday when the car in which he was traveling struck a culvert and plunged into a creek The accident happened on highway 20 four miles east of Jesup Two passen gers riding with him suffered minor injuries SAME Black mcmrt traffU dtatb In paii 2i hmri 2 From Ward Party Go to Washington Los Angeles UR Two mem bers of Consul General Angus Wards staff who were held cap tives by Chinese communists in Mukden Mane hur i a headed towards Washington Wednesday to make a personal report to the state department Jack Feigal 28 Pine Island Minn of Wards administrative section and Elden Erickson 30 Concordia Kan of the economic reporting staff arrived here Tues day night by PanAmerican Air ways from Honolulu They boarded another plane almost immediately for Washing Now we know were really in Uncle Sugar Able Feigal said as he off the plane We dont have to worry about a Chinese guard with a tommy gun poked in our backs Ward and 19 other Americans were placed under house arrest by the Chinese in November 1948 and held until Dec 7 when they were placed aboard a cold 3rd class Chinese railway car for the journey to Tientsin At Tientsin they went aboard the American ship Lakeland Victory and sailed to Japan Explosives Wrapped in Gift Paper 2 Fuses Burn to Within Inch of Sticks Go Out Detroit an attempt to blow up the CIC United Auto Workers headquar ters Tuesday night They failed but only by a hairs breadth A stack of 39 sticks of dynamitej wrapped in tape and colorec Christmas gift paper was founc at a side stairway of the unior building Two fuses had burned to withinj an inch or less of the explosives before they sputtered out harmj lessly I Except for 2 night workers union building was emptyHowJ ever lives were imperiled in a neighboring General Motors buildj ing New Task As a result authorities were confronted Wednesday with a new task in solving mysterious acts of violence against the big auto union and its leadership Within less than 2 years would be assassins have tried to kill 2 of the UAWs prominent Reuther brothers Walter Reuther president of the UAW was shot by an unknown assailant in April of 1948 He al most lost the use of an arm Victor Reuther the unions edu cational director lost an eye in a similar shotgun attack last May Both ofthe shootings still are un solved Link Incidents Police immediately linked Tues day nights the at tempts on the Reuthers lives An anonymous call to a Detroit newspaperman led to what was at first a vain police search at the union headquarters Later 2 union employes came upon the wrapped sticks of explosives The destruc tive package lay at an outside stairway not far from the adjacent General Motors research labora tory inspector Albert Langtry of the police scientific laboratory said there was enough dynamite to have destroyed the 3story brick UAW building Reporter Jack Pickering of the Detroit Times said he had received a telephone call about 8 p m that dynamite had been placed at the back door of the UAW building The caller did not identify him self Bethlehem Makes Price Boost Weather Bureau Issues Warning Des Moines Iowa weather bureau issued the follow ing special warning Wednesday morning Freezing rain and sleet spread ing over southeast half of state Wednesday night changing to light snow late Wednesday night Moderate to heavy glazing con ditions with hazardous driving Immerfall Elected Kossuth Secretary Alfona Leo Immerfall of Algona Kossuth county auditor vas elected county assessor here Tuesday night from a field of 4 candidates He succeeds John Bes cnlehnor who was chosen about 2 years ago New York UR Bethlehem Steel Co the nations 2nd largest producer made the price boost virtually industrywide Wednes day by following the lead set last week by U S Steel Corp Bethlehem said it was increas ing prices on its products by about the same margin as those already announced by other steel com panies U S Steels price boost averaged about a ton Republic Steel Corp 3rd largest producer Jones Laughlin 4th largest and a number of smaller companies have announced similar action Garner Voters Favor Power Gas Franchise voted Tues day to continue the franchise of the Central States Electric com pany for 20 more years on both gas and electricity The vote for electricity was 477 yes and 44 no S yes 50 noCentral Mates has been serving Garner since 1915 The company plans to modernize the whole system and install a whiteway lighting system m Garner ;