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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 2, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITV DOLLAR DAYS Thursday Friday and Saturday VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY Z 1950 This Paper Consists ot Two One No Would Start Bold Peace Offensive McMahon Wants U S to Spend Billion to Halt Arms Race Operators Agree to Truce on Coal Strike Truman Sees No Electoral Change Passage by 7952 Washington XAP President Truman told a news con ference Thursday that he 1 Thinks a proposed constitutional amendment to abol ish the electoral college is a forward step but doesnt think it will be approved in time for the 1952 elections AP Wirephoto READY FOR U S S Missouri eases into drydock position at the Nor folk navy yard to undergo inspection after being stranded since Jan 17 on a Chesapeake bay mudbank The partially completed Kentucky was moved out to make room for the big warship M Move Grows to Shelve Mighty Mo Norfolk Va big Mo faced a fight against another shelving Thursday as she rested in drydock after a 15day tussle with Thimble Shoal Salvage men crawled around the historic battleship in navy yard drydock looking for dam age from the hard sand The inspection Thursday dis closed that a long gash was sliced in the battleships bot tom An Atlantic fleet spokesman re ported the gash was cut by a sharp steel plate believed to be part of a wrecked ship on the bottom of Chesapeake bay A small portion of the plate still was stuck in the opening when the ships bottom was inspected Thursday Salvage experts believe the steel plate played a big part in holding th 45000ton warship prisoner on the shoal for 15 days The gash isthe only damage that will require repair the fleet spokesmansaid A more serious threat was a1 proposal by Rep Vihson D chairman of the house armed services committee to put the Missouri in mothballs The idea got immediate backing from Admiral W H P Blandy retired as commanderin chief of the Atlantic fleet 2 hours after the battleship was freed from the shoal Wednesday Blajady told a press conference later in the day that itis diffi cult to justify use of the Missouri for training that can be done in less expensive ships He said he favors replacing it with a carrier nowin mothballs or better yet 2 carriers The 4star admiral who went to work Thursday for a New York company which he was not ready to name said he would approve use of the Missouri in forthcoming Caribbean joint known as Portrex maneuvers But he saw no point in continuing it in such service indefinitely To Attempt to Improve Sex Crime Laws Des Moines di rectly concerned with the problem will launch a move here Friday to improve Iowas laws dealing with sex offenders At a meeting in the Iowa attor ney generals office officers of the Iowa County Attorneys association are scheduled to hear suggestions from specialists on means of coping with the sex crime prob lem Assistant Attorney General Don Hise will attend the session as the representative of Attorney Gen eral Robert Larson who has given his indorsement for the move W W Crissrnan of Cedar Rap attorney who 2 Will invoke the TaftHartleyJL act whenever there is a coal emer gency that his request for a 70 day coal strike truce doesnt rule out possible action under the TH law 3 Has nothing more to announce now about the projected new hy drogen bomb but insists tight in ternational control inspections are necessary before outlawing atomic weapons 4 Is doing everything he can to have an FEPC bill passed by con gress No Comment on Ship 5 Has no comment on refloating of the battleship Missouri or whether it may be taken out of service and 6 Thinks republican Gov James Duff of Pennsylvania should join the democratic party Mr Truman said he regards a senate approved constitutional amendment tp change the system of electing presidents a forward step in the right direction if the states ratify it The house still must approve the amendment by a twothirds vote and then threefourths of the states must okay it Will Not Be taw Mr Truman chuckled when he was asked whether the resolution would help you get reelected in 1952 It wont be a law in 52 the president retorted you can depend on that One newsman read a statement he attributed to Governor Duff of saying that the re publican party should be an or ganization that is broad and not exclusive a party of service and not privilege a party that is hard hitting and not timid a party that is progressive and not backsliding a party that is constructive and not petty I suggest the governor of Penn sylvania join the democratic par ty The democratic party is the kind of party he has described Mr Truman shot back giving per mission to quote him on that Hickenlooper in Favor of Super Bombs Des Moines B B Hickenloooer RIowa said Thursday he inors development ofsuperweapons including the Hbomb Expressing his views in an in terview Hickenlooper added that he hopes a peaceful settlement can be found for the struggle between ideologies involving Russia and the U S The senator campaigning for re election was in Des Moines to ad dress the Associated General Con tractors of Iowa Thursday after noon I think it is essential that we keep complete superiority in atom ic weapons he said I dislike war as much as anybody but it would be utter folly for us not to develop whatever weapons and measures of defense that canbe developed in view of the intense situation and in view of the fact that Russia has refused to talk about any realistic settlement of the question of weapons control The midwest the senator said would be in the war zone of any future war If we have another instance war with is in the war zone over the pole Washington Mc Mahon DConn Thursday pro posed that the United States un dertake a bold new 000 peace offensive to end the worlds truly terrible arms race He told the senate the United States possesses no monopoly on the hydrogen bomb idea He said failure to press ahead with its de velopment might mean uncondi tional surrender in the United States to alien forces of evil McMahon is chairman of the joint senatehouse atomic com mittee Blames Russia McMahon put major blame on Russia for our enormously re luctant decision to make hydrogen bombs But he said the United States also is to blame for failing to bring our message of peace and conciliation adequately to the attention of people with a reason ably free access to information Let me warn with all the solemnity at my command Mc Mahon said that building hydro gen bombs does not promise posi tive security for the United States it only promises the negative result of averting for a few months or years wellnigh certain catas trophe Foster Peace McMahon proposed that the United States use annually or of what now is spent annually for armaments to foster peace throughout the world for a 5year period He said that in exchange for the the United States would ask general acceptance of an effective program for interna tional control of atomic energy agreement by all countries en forced through inspection that of their present spending be de voted to constructive ends Administration of the money he said should be carried out through the United Nations AP Wirephoto CLAIMS HALF OP STREET IN Grotte Thursday shows the ierce he built into the street in front of his house in Algona Grotte says he owns this part of the street and has been payinsr taxes on it for years Grottes action was to spur the city council into a ruling on whether Grotte must continue to pay taxes on that section of the street Now Bert Palmer who owns the other half of the street is also appealing to the council Minnesotans Protest End of Train Run DCS Moines Iowa com merce commission spokesman said Thursday the commission has no jurisdiction over complaints by Has 5 Babies in 33 Months Chicago Mr and Mrs Joseph Bynum of Highland Ind have had 5 babies within 33 months Nat and Cecily their 9 day old twins Wednesday met Paul and Lloyd a 22 month old twins their 33 month old a 38 year old truck and Collie sister Bynum is driver His wife Lynn is 24 Ids Linn county also is president of the Iowa County Attorneys association will head tion that organizations delega In a letter preliminary to the meeting Larson said the problem of sex offenders is becoming acute in this state and I feel that the county attorneys should make some constructive recommenda tions at the next legislative ses sion Larson promised the coopera tion of his office Larson himself is to be in Chicago Friday The county attorneys urged the last legislature to provide for a study looking toward revision of Iowas sex laws but the legislature did not act As a result the county attorneys have launched their own Studies and hope to have proposed new laws ready for the 1951 ses sion Illinois Authorities Take Mrs Epperly DCS Moines The Iowa board of control said Mrs Elnora Epperly 22 accused of starting the recent Davenport hospital fire which took 41 lives was trans ferred Thursday from the Mt Pleasant state hospital to the cus tody of Rock Island 111 authori ties U S Might Fight Back on Blockade Washington The United States is considering counter measures against new Russian transport restrictions between western Germany and Berlin the state department said Thursday A department spokesman at cused the Russians of violating the Paris agreement of last June which ended the Berlin blockade of lagt year The Paris agreement restored an uninterrupted flow of rail and motor traffic between Berlin and the western zones Michael McDermott state de partment press officer declined to discuss what counter measures might be taken He would say only that all possibilities are being in vestigated During the previous blockade the western powers retaliated by putting an economic squeeze on the soviet zone of Germany McDermott told newsmen the state departments information on the present Berlin situation shows satisfactory food and fuel reserves and there is no reason to expect reestablishment of the airlift at this time To Keep Up Strength of Asian Fleet Tokyo Adm Forrest P Sherman said Thursday the Amer ican Far Eastern fleet will be kept at maximum strength in the fam of expanding soviet submarine power in Asia At the same time Gen Omar Bradley chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and Air Gen Hoyt S Vandenberg said they knew of no plan to strengthen land and air forces in the western Pacific Admiral Shermans statement came at the end of a 2nd day for the visitmg joint chiefs of staff During their visit they have been told the United States should keep its naval base at Yokosuka for an indefinite period Admiral Sherman told corre spondents that Russia has between 270 and 280 submarines in com mission About a fourth of these are in the Pacific he said Earlier he said the navy would keep the 7th task fleet in Asiatic waters as long as we can He added the navy might make some small additions in the Pacific and would reorganize its forces to keep some cruisers and at least 2 aircraft carriers Instead of one in Pacific waters Minnesota residents against the proposed discontinuance of 2 Chicago and Northwestern passen ger trains running from Belle Plaine to the Minnesota border The spokespoan said trie com mission received a telegram from Senator Hubert H Humphrey Jr D asking it to take ac tion in the matter and a letter from Senator Guy M Gillette D asking informa tion about the case Gillette took position in the matter the no spokesman said The commission already has held hearings on Iowa complaints against discontinuance of trains 11 and 16 the spokesman said No decision has been announced The Minnesota cities of Tri umph Fairmont Blue Earth and Odin protested the railroads pro posal feeling that if Iowa sections of the line were abandoned pre sent service extending from the IowaMinnesota border to San born Minn also would be dis continued U S to Reject Proposal to Try Hirohito for War Crimes Washington surprise soviet proposal to try the Japanese emperor on criminal charges involving the use of germ warfare willbe flatly rejected by the United States officials said Thursday The exact response has to be worked out by the state department after study of the charges filed late Wednesday against Hirohito and 4 other Ja panese Presumably the other wartime Pacific allies will be con sulted But diplomatic authorities said there is little doubt that this countrys answer will be an em phatic no They look for most of the other former foes of Japan to follow suit To accept the Russian proposal would mean 1 reversing a 1949 decision by the 13nation Far Eastern commission to wind up all the war crimes trials and 2 up setting the American policy of controlling Japan during the oc cupation through the emperor Negotiations With Lewis in Collapse Union Leader Says He Will Reply to Truman by Saturday Washington and western coal operators Thursday accepted President Trumans pro posal for a 70day strike truce while factfinders investigate the coal dispute They advised the white hoiise of their acceptance shortly after collapse of direct begun only Wednesday with John L Lewis Lewis chief of the mine work ers told reporters he would rft ply to Mr Truman by Saturday He did not say what his reply would be Mr Truman asked for replies by 4 p m CST Saturday and for resumption of full coal production on Monday Pledge Cooperation In a statement the northern and western operators promised their cooperation with the factfinding board in thehope that it may find just grounds for a fair and equitable settlement current dispute They said their mines would be ready for operations on Monday Lewis blamed the operators for Responsible officials made plain Officials of that state agreed to accept her for treatment in an Il linois institution after it was de termined she is a legal resident of Rock Island Youth Dies in Tractor Mishap Kanawha fP Harlan W iluger 19 was killed Wednesday when the tractor he was driving upset and rolled over on him near here He was the son of Mr and Mrs Peter Ruger of near Kana wha The youth had just bought the new tractor in Kanawha and was driving it home when the acci dent occurred on a gravel road Dr A R Young Wright county coroner said Ruger apparently was killed outright Says No Iowa Potatoes to Be Destroyed DCS Moines t There wont be any Iowa surplus potatoes dumped out to rot Hervey Hazen chairman of the Iowa production and marketing administration committee said Thursday About 110 carloads of surplus Iowa 1949 potatoes were supplied to schools for their hot lunch pro grams he continued We ex pect to acquire 15 to 20 more car loads They also will go to schools His remarks followed indica tions in Washington that the de partment of agriculture would dump and let rot about 40000000 bushels of 1949 potatoes acquired under the price support program Department Secretary Charles F Brannan told congress recently they suspect a Moscow proga ganda maneuver The U S has been pressing Russia to return 376000 war prisoners the Japanese contend are still being held by the Soviets Officials in Washington specu lated the move was resigned to serve 2 communist propaganda purposes to distract attention in Japan from the war prisoner dis pute and to lay the basis for fur ther attacks on U S policy in communist China and elsewhere Army Brings Relief in Snowbound Dakoras Jamestown N Dak army weasels pulling toboggan like sleds brought more food and fuel to snowlocked areas of the Dakotas Thursday The vehicles similar to jeeps rode across hardpacked drifts as state and county snowplows chewed at clogged roads Barring another blizzard the Red Cross said relief operations would be completed in a shorl time Radio TV ay Dispute 5 Settled New York and elevision directors who threat ened to go on strike against 4 major networks for pay increases anging from to a week ettled Thursday for a a week pay boost The 350 members of the AFL ladio and Television Directors uild accepted the salary offer after 17 hours of nonstop nego iations but kept their walkout threat handy until several addi ional minor issues are settled The walkout scheduled for Wednesday midnight threatened all live radio and television shows originating at the local sta tions of the National Broadcast ng Co the Columbia Broadcast ng System the American Broad casting Co and the Mutual Broadcasting System The union had demanded that the basic pay scale of tele vision directors be increased to a week and the basic say of radio directors to a week he would do so ruled otherwise unless congress The senate ag riculture committee refused as a matter of principle to advise Brannan what to do Grand Coulee hydroelectric plant is rated at 1316000 kilo watts Margaret Truman to Begin Making Records New York Tru man will begin making recordings for RCAVictor next fall The presidents soprano daugh ter signed a long term exclusive contract with the company Wed nesday The first recordings wil be released to coincide with her 195051 concert season the com pany said Grand Coulee Dam in Oregon If the worlds largest hydroelec tric plant Gov Beordsley Forgot Labor UPWA Leader Charges ISAME Black raeani traffic death in past 2i Fort Dodge calling Gov William S Beardsley a man who forgot labor when the chips were down the district head of the CIO Packinghouse union said Thursday that political action is going to be our No 1 job for the next 9 months A T Stephens president of CIOUPWA district council No 3 made the remarks in a pre pared officers report to the open ing session of the districts 3day convention here Thursday Stephens told delegates labor received no help from Beardsleys office when a bill to repeal Iowas antiunion shop law was before the last legislature He added The man labor went all out to elect forgot labor when the chips were down Stephens urged a sfiong farm erlabor coalition coupled with ward and precinct groundwork to make our weight felt in 1950s election Delegates from 30 UPWA lo cals were scheduled to attend the session On other topics Steph ens said in part Brannan is the best insurance against depression that has been advanced by anyone in recent years Civil right council urges all locals to suppojt the le gal fight to free Terry Lee Sims former UPWA vteward of Sioux City who is now under a 40year prison sentence in a denial of democracy Waterloo Waterloo trials of our members who are charged with conspiracy in con nection with the 1948 Rath Pack ing plant riot constitute the most serious kind of attack on the rights of trade unionists Public is great need for a regular newspa per which will express a libera point of view on labor and farm problems Swift Co thing certainly is clear The Towa safety commission does not have either the funds or the manpower to properly inspect industrial es tablishments in the state of Iowa to see to it that there are saf working conditions The respon sibility for that situation rest first on the governor and secondlj the Iowa legislature wa negligent on that score collapse of the direct negotiations He said they wanted government intervention Talks End Less than an hour after their 2nd session began George Love chiefnegotiator for northern mine owners walked from the confer ence room with this announce ment Negotiations with the miners have been terminated John L Lewis told reporters the operators broke off negotiations because they want government in tervention Swea City Asks for Help on Coal Des Moines villages asked State Fuel CoOrdinator Rodney Q Selby for help in get ting coal during the 24 hours ended early Thursday They were the first requests since Monday morning Meanwhile Selby received a telegram from Waterloo saying 150 tons of coke is available there for anyone who wants it The wire signed only by the name Fuller said the fuel is suitable for both domestic and foundry uses The calls for aid came from Swea City in Kossuth county Ferguson in Marshall county and Delta in Keokuk county Truckers were on the job getting coal to Ferguson Delta said it needed fuel for its school and Swea City said it had3weekssupply under normal weather conditions More Winter for Iowa Seen by Groundhog Des Moines It was clear and cold Thursday and the groundhog said Iowa would have 6 weeks of winter He crawled out Thursday morn ing looked at his shadow in the morning sun and crawled back into bed before frost could form on his whiskers in the nearzero temperatures As anyone knows without ba rometer or chart 6 more weeks of winter are to come when the groundhog spots his shadow on groundhogs day And this is groundhog day The weather bureau went along with this prediction at least for 24 hours by forecasting temper atures Thursday night as low as 10 below zero However there was at least one belowzero read ing at City with 3 below The high Wednesday was 28 at Iowa City The low was 11 be low zero at Spencer early Thurs day It will be clear Thursday too and warmer the weather bureau said The groundhog will just wait and see Postpone Action on Check Charge City Ny strom Boone son of an Iowa le gislator was arraigned Thursday on a bad check charge but fur ther action on the charge was postponed on condition the youth voluntarily enters the University of Iowa psychopathic hospital for The U S popcorn crop varied between 102 and 428 million between 1944 and 1949 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Sunny and a little warmer Friday Low Thursday night about 5 below High Fri day 32 Iowa Generally fair through Fri day Somewhat warmer Friday Low Thursday night 1015 be low extreme north and zero to 5 above south and central Minnesota Fair and cold Thurs day night Friday partly cloudy Low Thursday night 1520 be low north 1015 below south High Friday 1015 above north 2028 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at a m Thursday examination and Rep Clifford treatment Nystrom R appeared in district Judge Harold Evans court with his son Evans ruled the hospital must report to the court on the result of the examination and treatment Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 18 2 1 20 ;