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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 3, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEJGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY DOLLAR DAYS Thursday Friday and SoHnxiay VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Five Centi a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 3 This Paper Consists of Two One No lOt GlobeGazette Photo NEW Pullman Conductor W M Olson is shown here chatting with 2 trainmen in the new Milwaukee road sleeping car the Arrowhead as he waited for the Chicago bound passenger to arrive Thursday night At the right is Herman W Frazee ticket agent here and at the left is Robert H Conrad division freight and passenger agent The new Pullman is made up in Mason City and is ready for occupancy at 9 p m New Sleeper Cars Are Put on Milwaukee Two new Pullman sleepers have been taken on by the Milwaukee passenger trains between Mason City and Chicago to replace the old ones that have been in serv ice for so many years A group of Mason Cityans who arrived here Thursday morning from Chicago on one of the new cars pronounced it excellent and expressed appreciation to the Milwaukee railroad for making the new cars available The new sleepers bring to a happy close a campaign which has been waged by the Mason City Chamber of Commerce for sev eral years for better sleeping ac commodations between here and Chicago The 2 sleepers are required to make the daily round trip Arriv ing on No 3 the Marquette at am the sleeper is taken off here where it remains to be made up for occupancy to be hooked on the Big Sioux No 22 leaving here at 1020 p m The new cars are of all steel construction throughout and the sqats are upholstered in blue mo hair Each has 10 sections 1 drawing room and 1 compartment The drawing room has a double lower berth an upper berth and a sofa which may also be made up into a single bed The com partment has a double lower and an upper berth Mens and womens dressing rooms are larger than those of the old Pullman cars There are accommodations for 4 men to shave at the same time in the mens dressing room and there are 3 revolving chairs before mirrors in the womens dressing room Miles City and Arrowhead are the names of the new Pullman ears The old cars were the Green Bay and the Yukon Aged Retired Farmer Dies Martin Cosgriff Once Was Large Landholder Cosgriff 89 re tired farmer and at one time ex tensive landowner died early COSGRIFF Thursday at his home in Britt Had he lived un Feb 251 he and his wife 1 would have cele brated their 63rd wedding a n n i versary Mr C o s g r if f was a native of Ireland and came to the United States when he was 23 years old He form erly lived in Amster State Flood Control Bill Before House Council Would Be Created to Deal With Water Problems Des Moiues key bill in the series of 11 proposed by the special state flood control study committee was placed on the cal endar in the Iowa house Thursday The measure proposing creation of a state water control and re sources council was recommended by the committee for passage The council would be given final au thority over flood control and al lied problems Other bills reported favorably by committees and placed on the calendar would Abolish Board 1 Abolish the state board of basic sciences This wouldmake it unnecessary for a candidate for a license to practice medicine os teopathy or chiropractic to pass the basic science test as well as the test in his own field 2 Make illegal in Iowa any di vorce granted an lowan in an other state where the previous residence requirement is shorter than in Iowa This for example would put a stop to lowans get ting divorces in Reno The resi dence requirement in Reno is 60 days in Iowa one year 3 Make unlawful the neglect of children under 18 and establish penalties The bill de scribes wanton neglect as wilful neglect such as a parent of or dinary intelligence would not per mit License Nurses 4 License and regulate practi cal nurses after 1951 5 Establish a retirement system for district judges and justices of the Iowa supreme court The tax revision committee heard a merchant member of the legislature and a spokesman for the state druggists association op pose a bill which would start the sales tax at 24 instead of 10 cents The opponents are Senator Charles S Van Eaton RSioux City and Dale Bruner secretary of the Iowa Pharmaceutical asso ciation They argued such a change would mean that merchants would collect less in sales taxes than they are required to pay the state tax commission dam township northwest of Ka riawha He was one of 7 men who started the elevator at Kanawha He was also a director of the creamery at Kanawha was a township school director was township treasurer 2 years and was a stockholder in the First Na tional bank at Kanawha Since retiring from the farm Mr and Mrs Cosgriff lived at Britt Survivors include the widow and the following children Mrs Dale Wagner Kanawha Tom Britt George Klemme John R Kanawha Martin Britt and Mrs Donald McGreevey Waterloo The body was taken to the Boughtori funeral home at Britt where funeral arrangements were pending AP Wirephoto END OF CRIME N Peters 29 of New Hampton is shown seated at a desk in Waterloo police headquarters Thursday after he had admitted that he and Freddie Dutch Kraft 34 Waverly had broken into doz ens of business firms in Black Hawk Chickasaw Bremer and Howard counties during the last 30 days Max Studer state agent is standing at the left and Chickasaw County Sheriff K G Daly New Hampton is behind Peters 2 Admit Series of Breakins in Towns Through North Iowa Government Plot Denied by Priest Waterloo Two men Plans to Tie Pay Scale to Living Costs Washington plan to tie the national minimum wage to living costs won some support Thursday in the house labor com mittee Suggested to the committee by Rep Hays the plan would put the minimum wage on an economic elevator and move it up and down as the cost of living shifted Hays testified against an admin istration bill to raise the minimum at once from 40 cents an hour to 75 The measure also would pro vide for moving it on up to in some industries Rep McConnell rank ing minority member of the com mittee welcomed Hays sugges tion He has been advocating a plan like it for several years NO FILIBUSTER ACTION Washington senate rules committee recessed for a week Wednesday without acting on proposals to ban filibusters SAME Jtee traffU M rested here in the last week have admitted a series of January breakins in northeast Iowa towns and one of them admitted he en gaged in a gunfight with the Nashua marshal Jan 26 State Agent Max Studer announced Thursday Studer identified the men as Roland N Peters 29 New Hamp ton and Freddie Dutch Craft 34 of Waverly Peters has been taken to the county jail at New Hampton and Craft to the county jail at Waverly Studer said the cases were broken through splendid cooper ation by Sheriffs K G Daly of New Hampton and Harley Ehlert of Waverly state patrolmen and Waterloo police Studer said the men both pre viously had done time and that they recited a long list of business breakins at Waterloo Denver Iowa Bassett New Hampton Elma Lime Springs Plainfield Nashua Fredericka and Freder icksburg Their biggest cash loot Des Moines school dis he said was from an Elma trict tax bill now before the Iowa grocery State School Tax Measure Is Advocated Richey Still at Large Last Seen at Algona John F Richey 28 one of 2 men who escaped from the Cerro iordo county jail early Wednes day was stiii at large Thursday while the other escapee Otis Heimdal 24 Forest City was jack in his cell after a few hours of freedom Richey was traced as far as Algona and was believed headed for Sioux City but has not been reported seen since 8 a m Wed nesday 7 hours after he sawed his way out of the 2nd floor ell A Gordo county deputy sher iff said he was believed to have taken a cab to Clear Lake waited in the rail station several hours and taken a passenger train to Algona A conductor said a man answering R i c h e y s description had boarded the train at Clear Lake legislature would enable boards of education to plan building pro grams with economy the Iowa State Education association said Thursday The measure would empower school district voters to approve a 2i mill tax for a period of 10 years School boards are now em powered to levy taxes for build ing programs for any one year but authority for extended levies is in doubt the ISEA said A 10year taxing program of ficials said would result in long term economy making it possible to tax when money is plentiful and build when money is scarce Such a program would limit bonded indebtedness and save in terest money they said Funds raised by a 2Jmill tax could be used for future purchase of ground procuring new librar ies opening secondary roads and payment of debts for building schools the ISEA said Studer Detective Chief Emil Steffen of Waterloo and other of ficers related the breaking of the case as follows Craft was arrested at Waterloo on Jan 27 the day after the early morning gunplay in which Mar shal G B Luck of Nashua ex changed a series of shots after surprising the pair at the rear of a Nashua grocery Craft held incommunicado at Waverly while Peters was sought told authorities he had fired at Luck Luck fled with a 22 revolver after shot at the pair as they To Redistrict Iowa Is Aim of Legislator Des Moines proposal to redistrict the state for legislative representation purposes and cut down the number of members in the house was prepared for the Iowa legislature Thursday The measure is sponsored by Rep Fred Schwengel RDaven port and others Schwengel re ferred in a statement to inequali ties in the present system and called it taxation without rep resentation The membership in the house would be reduced from 108 to 100 under the proposal The senate membership of 50 would be re tained but on a redistricted basis Similar measures have been presented to the legislature in the past but failed to get approval The measure calls for a constitu tional amendment To become ef fective it would have to be passec by 2 successive legislatures anc approved by the voters in a gen eral election Under the measure the state would be divided every 20 years on a population basis for house membership Each house member would represent approximately of the population Each sen atorial district would be composec of 2 house of representatives dis tricts Craft was picked up in a Wa terloo tavern and Peters was seized several days later when his car got stuck in a Waterloo snow drift Loot in burglaries admitted by the men ranged from 30 cents to the 3535 Elma job and included considerable quantities of mer chandise Heimdal stated was whom the never with deputy Richey after the escape was picked up at a local store Wednesday morning after he attempted to pass a bad check He voluntarily surrendered after a suspicious merchant made inquiry on his check Richey was being held to the grand jury for auto theft and has a long criminal record extending back to 1937 Heimdal has been finishing a one year term for a check charge and awaiting grand jury action for his walkout as a trusty at the jail last summer MADE REAR ADMIRAL Washington Captain Ralph J Arnold Garden Grove Iowa director of materiel and supply for the bureau of supplies and accounts has been promoted to the rank of rear admiral the navy has announced Navy Claims 72 Ships to Be I n active Strength Cut of 30000 Men Seen to Meet New Budget Washington navy said Thursday it will have to lay up 72 ships including 15 topline fight ing vessels and cut its strength by 30000 men to meet President Tru mans 1950 budget Secretary of the Navy Sullivan said 3 essexclass carriers 9 light cruisers and 3 antiaircraft crui sers have been picked for inactiv ation In a letter to the chairmen of the senate and house armed ser vices and appropriation commit tees Sullivan said the navy plans to start reduction at once Cut Air Arm In addition to the cuts in ships and men Sullivan said the navy must reduce its air strength by a mall 400 planes out of more than shut down a dozen small air stations And he said a general reduc tion in the scale of activity at naval shore establishments sup porting the fleet including em ployment levels at naval ship yards will be necessary Actually the number of fight ing ships in service will increase during 194950 by 15 rather than jo down Sullivan revealed at a later point in his letters Thirty such vessels will come from new construction and withdrawals from the reserve fleet 24 Additions Sullivan said 24 destroyer types will be added to the active fleet on light carrier one essexclass carrier one heavy cruiser one light cruiser and 2 submarines The net effect as far as fight ing power is concerned apparently will be a shift of emphasis to lighter vessels such as destroyers adopted to antisubmarine work Most of the combat ships headed for back channels are heavier at tack craft PROBE CONTINUES Shenandoah The investi gation of the apparently acci dental death by gunfire of Jack Martin 45 Shenandoah farmer is being continued Fremont Countj Coroner Ralph Lovelady says Martins body was found in hi garage by his wife Tuesday Priest Killed in Fire in Sanitarium Mt Clemens Mich UR A Catholic priest was killed earlj Thursday when fire of undeter mined origin destroyed a 3story sanitarium near St Josephs hos pital Fifty other persons fled building in their nightclothes when the fire was discovered about a m Two aged nuns were carried down 3 flights of stairs by a fire man The victim was the Rev Thorn as Barry 52 of Cleveland who had been at the sanitarium taking mineral bath treatments for a week AP Wliephoto GROUNDHOG LURED OUT BY ICE the Co lumbus Ohio zoos groundhog saw his shadow Wednesday but that was just incidental He really came out of his den to eat an ice cream cone tendered from the hand of the zoo su perintendent Earl Davis Edi tors Note No kiddin this groundhog actually likes ice cream He has eaten 20 ice cream bars in one 1948 Safest Year on Record Safety Council Reports Fatalities Chicago killed 98000 persons and injured 1 of every 14 persons in the nation in 1948 yet it was the safest year on record the national safety coun cil reported Thursday The number of persons suffer ing disabling injuries totaled 10 300000 The property and personal loss from non fatal and fatal acci dents hit an estimated record The toll of 98000 killed set a death rate of 671 per hundred thousand population The previous low rate was 684 set in 1921 the council said in its annual report The cost figure includes wages medical expenses insurance losses production delays equipment dam age and destruction of property Accidents in homes were the nations number one killer caus ing 34500 deaths Traffic accidents killed 32000 persons about 8000 below the alltime figure set in 1941 when 39969 were killed on the highways The 1948 motor vehicle death total was 2 per cent under the 32697 killed in 1947 although ve hicle mileage in 1948 was 7 per cent higher This years mileage was about 19 per cent more than the record year of 1941 the coun cil said But Other Crimes Are Confessed Cardinal on Trial in Hungary Before Peoples Court Budapest Hungary Cardinal Mindszenty told a peo ples court trying him on treason charges Thursday he committed themajority of those deeds he is charged with but denied he ever led a movement to overthrow the government Cardinal Mindszenty is accused with 6 others of treason espion age and black market dealings Calmly the 56 year old primate of the Roman Catholic church of Hungary acknowledged author ship of a letter which said he wanted to admit before the trial voluntarily the deeds I am charged with Speaks to Court But when he went to the dock garbed as a simple priest and without the marks of his high of fice the primate told the court It is not my intention to mince matters I must state that I can not accept all the conclusions con tained in the indictment as a con sequence of my activities I cannot for instance accept the charge which alleged that I organized or led a movement to destroy the democratic system of this state Gazes at Judge Cardinal Mindszenty gazed steadily at the presiding judge Vilmos Olthys as he testified be fore the 5man peoples court Despite almost 40 days in jail his physical appearance seemed un changed There was no visible indication he had been beaten or drugged as had been charged abroad The letter he acknowledged writing said he wanted to help effect the peace between the Vati can and the Hungarian govern ment which his activities had hampered It said he would do this if the trial was put off The court rejected his plea to separate his case from fendants that of the other de See Secret Atom Papers Lawmakers in Debate on Public Information Washington Lawmakers took a guarded look Thursday at one of the hottest documents ever assembled on atomic energy while they debated whether more atomic information should be made public The hottest label was pinned on the atomic energy commissions topsecret quarterly report by Commission Chairman David E Lilienthal The senatehouse com mittee on atomic energy went be hind closed doors 9 a m CST to discuss it At the joint committees open hearing Wednesday Senator Mc Mahon the groups chairman wound up in wide dis agreement with several other sen ators over whether the public should be offered a closer view of Americas atomic progress Stockpile Size McMahon started it by suggest ing to Lilienthal that the com mission should make known the size of the nations stockpile of atomic weapons McMahon said he would like to get everything out in the open that I can But 2 other committee members said theres too much put in the open now They called instead for censorship of the atomic commis sions reports by top U S intelli gence officials AP Wirephoto LIKES FRESH cold winter just cant get a good man down An SUI stu dent proved this Tuesday night when he chose the great outdoors for a bed chamber Eugene Coon junior liberal arts student from Des Moines slept in 15 below temperatures after an argument with his roommates over hovr much fresh air should be let in their room TO INCREASE PLANT Des Moines of a 2story addition to the Meredith Publishing Co plant here is to start immediately The company publishes Better Homes and Gardens and Successful Farming Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Thurs day night Colder Thursday night Low Thursday night 5 to 10 below Increasing cloudiness Friday with snow by evening High Friday 10 to 15 above Iowa Partly cloudy Thursday night Friday snow No decided change in temperature Low Thursday night 5 above north west to near 20 southeast Minnesota Fair Thursday night colder south and east portions Low temperatures Thursday night will range from 20 to 25 below in northwest to 10 to 20 below in southeast Increasing cloudiness Friday with snow flurries or light snow Friday night Warmer northwest por tion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 18 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 17 Minimum 6 below At 8 a m Thursday 14 Precipitation Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 11 Minimum Zero Wee Speaks to Lutherans New York col leges and universities have a growing awareness of the need for spiritual resources the Na tional Lutheran council was told Thursday Dr Morris Wee speaking at the councils 31st annual meeting said the trend was an almost revolu tionary development in Ameri can education Wee is executive secretary of the councils division of student service Many universities which previ ously have not permitted religious instruction are establishing re ligion departments and engaging full time college chaplains Wee said The council approved establish ment of a division of student service to replace its student serv ice commission which has been functioning on an emergency basis since July 1946 The new council division will continue to maintain offices in Chicago with Wee as executive secretary and Dr Ruth Wick as his assistant To Mediate Rail Dispute Chicago UR Spokesmen for the nations railroads and 16 non operating unions said Thursday that a presidential factfinding board has agreed to meet with them again Monday to help settle their wagehour dispute The recalling of the 3man board WDS an unprecedented move under railway labor laws but negotiators pointed out that they were re calling the board as individuals The threat of a nationwide wlk out of 1000000 employes repre sented by the unions appeared to be forestalled by the boards re call The spokesmen said earlier that in negotiations since Jan 5 they were unable to reach an agreement and wanted the board to clarify some of its recommen dations Both sides however said they reserved the right to accept or re ject any new views that the board might offer G E Leighty chief union ne gotiator said that the board will meet as individuals outside of the railway labor laws He said the unions hoped for a meeting of minds in the dispute ;