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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 22, 1949, Mason City, Iowa V NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR HOME si CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THS NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV1 Associated Press United Press Full Lease Wires HOME EDITION MASON CITY STORES Open Thursdoy Friday Dec 2223 until 9 p m Five Cents a Copy I MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY pECEMBER 22 1949 ORANGE BOWL QUEEN Parrott of Miami posed with Florida oranges is a candi date for Orange Bowl queen The queen reigns over 9 days of festivities including the Jan 2 Orange Bowl football game between Kentucky and Santa Clara The queen will be named Dec 28 Find Stolen Property in Car of 2 Men Garner fi Sheriff L M Brower said Thursday that prop erty stolen in breakins at Belmond and Goodell Wednesday night had been found in the car of 2 young men arrested here early Thursday Brower said the pair also may have been involved in robberies in Humboldt and Wright counties The men were arrested at 4 a in by Town Marshal Clarence Daniels of Garner who stopped them for questioning after a chase Brower said a pair of stolen Wright county 1950 license plates was found in the car the pair was driving He said items found in the car included checks taken in a Belmond service station breakin and property taken in a similar breakin at Goodell A shotgun which was not loaded also was in the car along with property apparently obtained in Wisconsin and Minnesota Brower said The sheriff declined to release the names of the men pending further investigation Steal in Mink Furs Des Moines burglars early Thursday stole more than worth of mink furs from the Sears Roebuck Co ware house after using monkey type tactics to enter the building The burglars were choosy in the theft Jerry Donahue manager of the raw fur department said They took only mink skins Donahue said at least 101 skins were taken Each is valued at about The burglars apparently aware that the warehouse has a burglar alarm entered through the roof of the building They then tore some boards from the top of the eleva tor shaft of the 4 story building After doing this the burglars dropped a rope down into the shaft and climbed down to the 4th floor they opened an elevator door and swung through it Court Okays Incorporation of C Heights The election for the incorpora tion of the town of Central Heights was upheld Thursday by Judge Tom Boynton in district court here He ordered the 5 commis sioners to proceed forthwith to lold an election for the purpose of electing a mayor treasurer and a council of 5 members Judge Boynton found that even hough some pf the proceedings in connection with the election were irregular and illegal they did not affect the result of the election He ruled that the election has jeen so conducted as to give a free and fair expression of the popular will and the actual result be clearly ascertained Although setting out several ir the courts decision states that there is no claim or showing of fraud The evidence shows that all the commissioners were honest men without experi ence who did the best they were able At the election Oct 29 the voters decided 159 to 151 in favor of in corporating Objections were filed on Nov 2 setting up 18 grounds for objections The commissioners who now will call an election for town of ficers are Clarence G Olson George Smith Dick Leucht Clar ence Hide and Art Awe Awaiting Popes Christmas Talk Vatican City a t i c a n sources said Thursday that Pope Pius annual Christmas message Friday to the worlds 375000000 Catholics would be of extreme importance The speech of about 40 min utes will be delivered in the con sistorial hall of the Vatican pal ace The pope will review a year of grave events for the Catholic church in eastern Europe and China Coming on the eve of the 195C Holy year the speech also will look forward to the year ahead and its hopes for the Catholic world 2 Are Killed by Explosion in Trailer Sioux City persons died at a hospital Thursday as the result of burns suffered when a gasoline explosion and fire de stroyed their trailer home The 2 are Chester Atwood 40 and his wife Vivian 34 Assistant Fire Chief Clarence Chappelle said the explosion oc curred Wednesday in a gasoline pressure stove used for cooking Atwood smashed a door from the blazing trailer home and pushed Mrs Atwood out The clothing of both was blazing Firemen said the trailer and contents were a total loss The flames also damaged a storage room in another residence nearby Mrs Atwood an employe at the Swift and company packing plant was absent from work last Wednesday because her husband was ill A natural gas explosion in the Swift plant that day took 20 lives and injured nearly 100 This Paper Consists of Two One No tS Many Japs Try to Storm Red Embassy Demonstrators Want Information on War Prisoners Tokyo UR Antisoviet dem onstrators tried to storm the so viet embassy Thursday after Gen Douglas MacArthur pressed for an investigation by a neutral na tion of the fate of thousands of Japanese held in soviet areas MacArthur denounced as a smokescreen and the callous ness of hypocrisy a soviet charge that American occupation officials helped the Japanese government suppress democratic groups The demonstrators were re pulsed by soviet guards who closed the embassys iron gates and called for reinforcements Barred from entering the embassy the demonstrators threatened to re main in the streets outside in definitely until the fate of the 376000 Japanese prisoners was announced However they gave up their sitdown strike 5 hours later after embassy officials promised to re ply to their questions about the prisoners on Dec 28 William Sebald U S repre sentative on the 4power allied council for Japan charged Wed nesday that 376929 prisoners of war and internees still were miss ing and perhaps so viet territory The charge led the soviet rep resentative on the council Lt Gen Kuzma M Derevyanko to walk out of the council meeting and leave the councils future in doubt MacArthur said that as a re sult of the soviet refusal to sup ply information he would ask the U S government to seek the help of a neutral nation such as Switzerland in efforts to obtain the information THE WINNERS OF CHUCKLE CONTEST FOR WEEK ENDING DEC 16 First Prize Mrs H D Esslinger Sheffield Iowa Second Prize Velora Swain 307 North Second Clear Lake Iowa Third Prize Mrs J Ochoa 1306 No Madison Ave Mason City Iowa REMEMBER THE DEADLINE FOR THE LAST WEEKS CONTEST IS MIDNIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT DEC 24 ENTER NOW THREE CASH PRIZES SEE CLASSIFIED PAGE FOR DETAILS 2nd Union Threatened With Blast Detroit penciled threat to bomb another union headquar ters in the motor city was revealed Thursday as the FBI joined the hunt for dynamiters who tried to blow up the international head quarters of the CIO United Auto Workers Police Commissioner Harry S Toy said Vhe threatened bombing of the Street Car Operators Union office and the bungled attempt to blast UAW headquarters may be the work of a crank with a grudge against unions Walter Stanley president of the AFL Street Car Operators re ceived a letter last week in which the writer said he was going to blow up the union headquarters in a downtown office building Stanley said he didnt report the letter to police because he thought it was the empty threat of a crank The streetcar operators have squabbled recently with another transport union over jur isdictional authority Toy said the timing of the 2 in cidents might indicate that both were perpetrated by the same per son Contents of the note were not revealed immediately Hopson Who Built Utility Empire Dies Greenwich Conn C Hopson 66 the financial wiz ard who created a billiondollar utilities empire that crumbled as he went to prison for mail fraud died Wednesday He had been living in broken health for the past 5 years at a sanitarium here Brooklea Farms Hopson pyramided a investment into the vast Associ ated Gas and Electric system by a series of financial maneuvers that baffled the nations leading accountant and lawyers His personal fortune once was estimated at But the whole intricate struc ture collapsed in the 1930s under searching investigation by com mittees of congress and thousands of stockholders lost millions of dollars in the crash The aggressive hard driving Hopson was convicted in New York federal court of defrauding A G E of nearly He was sentenced to 5 years in prison and later to a 2year term for failure to pay on unreported profits in the stock market crash of 1929 Hopsons unparalleled shuffling of stocks and bonds were in large measure responsible for the enact ment of the public utilities hold ing company act and much other regulatory legislation in new deal days TAKE CHRISTMAS TREE Indlanola who apparently needed a Christmas tree cut down a 15foot Douglas fir in the yard of Mr and Mrs Everett Brewer police were told Wednesday PREVIOUSLY REPORTED lUth and llth Grade English Classes Room 81fl M C High School Business Office Employes GlobeGazette Unnamed Friend Iowa National Hairdressers and Cosmetologist Assn Unit J31 Merle B Schroder Gait Donna Craig Clark Sue and Dick Womens Auxiliary to Fire Fighters Assn Thomas Caroline and Frederick San Diego Union Printer Jolly Art Clu b Clear Lake Future Farmers of America Chapter From Joan C H C Clear Lake Student Body Pro moted by Vocational Agricul ture Class KGLO Employes A Friend M and P WeeMite Bridge Club Mr and Mrs Paul Grange From John Gillard In Memory of J 3 llawthorne Mts Willis M Bemiss P G E Uptown Building Employes M McCammond Vern and Eunice Rutledge Vale Oregon Formerly of Mason City Technical Association of North Iowa L P and C P Jewish Council of Mason City Beef House at Deckers City Hall Employes The Herman K mid sons From Bakersfleld Cal Cerro Gordo Couaty Industrial Council Park Inn Hotel Bill Chapman Faribault Minn ExClear Lake A Friend DZ Chapter of P E 0 Marie H McGowan Clear Lake Anonymous Friend Andrew Faaborg Family Mestr Sylvan O Bakken Norlh S1J3M5 GlflO igjo 200 500 100 200 joOO 200 300 Jane Ann and Mary Lee Bruce ixnd Freddie Delahoyde Queen Rebekah Circle Collegiate Club of Junior Col lege and M C A Another Anonymous Friend Home Room 215 Monroe Jr HI 500 1000 33C 1546 j OQ 200 1000 250 1000 200 2373 fl03 1000 200 2500 1023 1000 500 1000 200 4J5 200 100 200 fiOfl 200 500 3318 200 liOO THE DAYS TOTAL 38351 TOTAL TO DATE SI99GO SUM STILL NEEDED 434 Santa Set for Dance of Victory T CAN BE RE LIABLY re ported that old Santa Claus is all set to do his annual high land fling in celeb ration of another Christ mas Cheer Fund success the 25th in a row Enough money is in sight to insure an over the top report in the next issue of the GlobeGazette a full day ahead of schedule Then the question becomes How high can the total be pushed Last year when the goal was 500 the final total was It should approach this year From Miss Doris Bruce execu tive secretary of Family Service Inc administrator of the fund comes assurance that the need is great Last year it was necessary to dip into an emergency fund to do the full job So if you havent given yet and would like the joy which comes with the knowledge that youve helped to bring happiness to some needy family in our community send along your contribution large or small The solicitation comes formally to an end at 2 oclock Saturday If you havent yet given to the Salvation Army Christmas fund and must make a choice we strongly recommend dropping your gift in one of the downtown kettles Nobody con nected with the GlobeGazettes Christmas Cheer effort would like to feel that this funds success had been at the expense of the Salva tion Armys project Theres still time to bring your gift to the GlobeGazette office or mail it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Couple Tell Secret of Happy Marriage Corunna Mich and Mrs William Morris Thursday re vealed the secret of their 64 years of happy marriage When I jaw and sputter Pa keeps still When Pa jaws and j sputters I keep still Mrs Mor I ris said That way we never get Ice Storm Isolates Towns in Midwest Snow Cover Reported in Most of Iowa DCS Moines Iowa took on that Christmas card look Thursday as snow covered most of the state The holiday white stuff made the countryside beautiful and roads hazardous Up to 5 inches of snow fell through early morning Lamoni in south central Iowa reported 4 inches and Cresco in northeastern Iowa had 4 to 5 inches Highways were particularly haz ardous in southeastern Iowa where consjderable rain was mixed with the snow covering roads with coats of ice The snow pushed into Iowa from the southwest and moved northeasterly across the state leaving the northwest corner with little of either rain or snow High ways were all open Many were reported slippery with packed snow Sanding crews and snow plows were out early The snow apparently stopped falling temperatures The low ear ty Thursday was 9 above at Ma son City Temperatures at mid morning ranged from 10 to 20 above Wednesdays high was 33 at Burlington Precipitation reports with pre cipitation first and then snow Des Moines 16 and 2 inches Charles City 18 and 3 Cedar Rap ids 36 and 3 inches Dubuque 31 and 2 Waterloo 20 Burlington 55 Davenport 61 Iowa City 45 Ottumwa 38 Oskaloosa 35 Clar ence 01 with one inch snow and i inch ice Oilman 36 and 2 Wai ford 27 and 2 Muscatine 70 and one and Wapello 85 Just traces of precipitation were reported at Mason City Sioux City and Fort Dodge Atlantic had 06 and 2 inches 2 Are Killed 8 Injured in Auto Crash Cedar Rapids fP Two sol diers enroute home for the holi days were killed and 8 other per sons were injured in an automo bile collision near here early Thursday The dead are John Neukle 17 of Conneaut Ohio and Leon T Farley 20 of Buffalo N Y They were riding in a car with 4 other soldiers from Fort Warren Wyo The accident occurred about 1 a m on highway 30 4 miles west of here A truck driver said the soldiers car passed his truck and started skidding on the snow packed highway It rammed broadside into a machine driven by Donald Stumpff 24 of High Amana Iowa the truck driver said Nobody Injured in Collision of Planes Edenton N Car marine fighter and a transport plane col lided near here Thursday but there was a happy landing for everybody The transport also a marine plane crash landed at Edenton base with a damaged tail The fighter crashed but the pilot para chuted to safety DIES AFTER CRASH Iowa City Clifford E La mansky 22 Solon died at a hos pital here Thursday of injuries received when his car struck a bridge abutment near Solon last Saturday Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear Thursday night with low near zero Increasing cloudiness and a little warmer Friday with high near 20 Iowa Partly cloudy and colder Thursday night Friday partly cloudy and cold Low Thursday night zero to 5 below northwest to 5 above southeast Minnesota Increasing cloudiness Thursday night and colder east and south portions Mostly cloudy and not so cold with light snow Friday Ixw Thursday night 6 to 14 below north 0 to 8 below south High Friday 12 to 15 north 15 to 18 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum 14 Minimum 10 At 8 a m n Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum 25 Minimum i BUS CHINS SELF BUT NOBODY the icy road this school bus backed over a concrete bridge abutment near Arcadia Wis to chin itself by the front over a creek bed Marcel Ronn the driver was alone when it did its gymnastics He was unhurt but had to do some gymnastics himself to leave the marooned vehicle Trailer Truck Goes Wild in Cherokee Killing 2 Men Cherokee men were killed Thursday when a trailer truck containing heavy road con struction equipment ran wild through the Cherokee business district and smashed at least 20 cars Both of the dead were employed in the mechanical department of the Cherokee Daily Times They were Jeffrey Barry 40 son of Jus tin Barry president and publisher of the Times and Ray Hansen 30 Both were in the automobile on which the semitrailer landed as it ended its wild flight Three women pedestrians were injured One of them was Mrs Ray Hansen society editor of the Times Tne truck went out of control on a steep hill leading into Cherokee from the north Bob Witte 27 of Sac City driver of the truck said the brakes went out and also the transmission He said this left him powerless to halt the vehicle The truck ran about half a mile down the hill and stopped in front of the Times office Witte said he came over the hill at not more than the speed limit but the vehicle gained considerable mo mentum as it ran down the hill One car crashed through the Sears Roebuck Co store win dow after it had hurdled another car in flight The car was owned by Julian Schissel Cherokee who was in the store at the time and said he looked up at the sound of the crash to see his car coming through the window President in Meeting With Cabinet Washington Tru man Thursday previewed his 1950 legislative program with his cabi net in a session that lasted slight ly more than 2 hours The meeting was the presidents first cabinet conference in a month Cabinet members refused to say anything about the session on leaving the white house but it was known that Mr Truman discussed the major legislation he will ask congress to approve next year White House Press Secretary Charles Ross earlier told reporters the primary purpose of the confer ence was to discuss the state of the union message and other busi ness The other business apparently concerned the budget and eco nomic messages which Mr Tru man also will send to congress in January Ross told reporters that no date has been set for sending the state of the union message to congress but thought it would be on Jan 4 or 5 He said that will be deter mined after the president confers with congressional leaders some time after Christmas Since returning from his Florida vacation Mr Truman has met with many of his top advisers to get lastminute information British New Guinea has ubout 97 acres for every inhabitant See 435 Deaths From Weekend Auto Crashes Chicago UR The National Safety Council predicted Thurs day that 435 persons will die in traffic accidents during the 3 day Christmas holiday weekend The councils preholiday es timate was the largest it had ever made It covers only immediate traffic deaths between 6 p m Friday and midnight Monday Ned H Dearborn president of the council said the toll can be one of the worst in history un 1 e s s Americans drive carefully and keep their heads up while walking Killed When 2 Trucks Collide Cedar Rapids Long 48 of Cedar Rapids was killed shortly before noon Thursday when 2 semitrailer trucks col lided on highway 218 24 miles south of Shueyville The other truck driver whose name was not learned immediate ly reportedly was not injured seriously Dies After Truck Train Accident Marshalltown Son kens 54 Gladbrook died in a Marshalltown hospital at 5 a m Thursday of injuries suffered Monday when a truck in which he and his son Vern were riding was struck by a Chicago Great Western train at a grade crossing here to His wife died of a heart attack less than 12 hours after the acci dent The son is reported in good con dition Thursday in the hospital Des Mohres Crash is Fatal to Elderly Man Des Moines death resulting from an automobile acci dent has raised the Des Moines traffic death toll this year to 22 it was reported Thursday Frank G Peterson 92 who was jured last Saturday in a 2car collision died Tuesday in the home of his son Carl E Peterson from shock and concussion Two other persons were cut and bruised and a 1yearold boy es caped unscratched in the accident Weather Death Toll Rises to 23 Eastern Part of Nation Enjoying Spring Temperature Chicago severe ice storm left scores of midwestern towns isolated from the outside world Thursday as the nation counted at least 23 deaths within 24 hours due to the siege of bad weather A heavy fall of freezing rain spread a inch layer of glaze ice over wide portions of the Miss issippi valley Some villages were left com pletely without communications as the ice broke telephone and tele graph lines Highways in the cen tral Missouri area were danger ous Even railroads were slowed as the ice disrupted their signal and telegraph systems Hams Help Out A vast network of amateur radio operators action working voluntarily through the night to transmit official commun ications for police railroads and news services The glaze storm struck heaviest in the area extending from Se dalia Mo to Quincy 111 but ex tended northeastward across Illi nois and Indiana into southern Wisconsin and parts of lower Michigan The eastern portion of the coun try was still enjoying springlike weather which sent the mercury into the 50s at New York and set ia new high of 69 for Dec 21 at Louisville Ky But forecasters said the good weather would pass quickly as the midwestern storm moved eastward The mercury fell to 7 below zero Wednesday in northern Ari zona and 13 inches of snow fell at Grand Canyon The first snow in 12 years fell at Ajo in south ern Arizona No Blizzards Blizzards that were predicted for Kansas and Nebraska failed to develop however although some sections of Kansas were blanketed under 6 inches of snow Residents of Sedalia and Quincy and the area between those 2 cities resorted to candles flashlights and lanterns as power lines snapped under the weight of thousands of tons of ice Sedalia police said the icing conditions are the worst in the history of this city The report was given over the state highway patrols radio The power was so weak that Kansas City listeners could barely hear it Five persons 2 of them chil dren burned to death at Charles ton W Va in a fire which started from a defective heater Two per sons were burned to death when their trailer home in Iowa caught fire and 2 soldiers going east ward from Ft Warren Wyo to their homes for the holidays died in an auto accident on a snow covered highway Traffic accidents claimed 2 more lives in Oklahoma and 3 in Oregon Texas counted 9 dead in 2 days of wintry temperatures 1 in traf fic 8 in fires including a mother and 4 children who died in a fire at Houston Thursday SAME 568 BUek U Meant trctfU ti IB Firemen Sickened by Acrid Fumes Philadelphia firemen sickened Thursday as they struggled through smoke and acrid fumes to extinguish a fire in a compartmented expe r i m e n t a I building at the Frankford arsenal A cloak of secrecy was thrown around the windowless 3 story structure by arsenal guards and federal bureau of investigation agents City firemen were summoned shortly before midnight to aid the arsenals own firefighters Four hours later authorities said the blaze wan extinguished and the building cleared of fumes No details of the cause or dam age were given however Mother 4 Children Are Burned to Death Houston mother and 4 of her children burned to death Thursday in a fire which des troyed the familys frame shack Four other children suffered burns The shack was on the John B Kleinmann farm near Fair banks just northwest of here Dead are Claudia Holcomb 44 the mother Lillie Mae 10 Flora dene 9 Louise S and Lee 2 ;