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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 8, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Press and United Press full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy I MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 8 1949 This Paper Consists of Two One No 104 AP Wirephoto KEYHOLE inside the West ern Air Linesoff ice in Alliance Nebr Station Manager Dixon K Grassman puts his finger on the keyhole which he says admitted all of the snowdrift which lies on the floor in the foreground Grassman says there is no other way the snow could have been driven into the those who have been out in the 1949 model blizzaids arent likely to deny that the savage winds could blow this much snow through a keyhole in a few hours New Storm and Cold Wave Hit West Coast Move fast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A cold wave from Canada and a 50mile an hour storm from the Gull of Alaska swung a double punch at the weathergroggy west Tuesday The new storm roared down on Washington at daybreak and was due in Montana later Tuesday Bit ter cold stung the mountainous areas The freezing breath of the cold wave plummeted the mercury to 16 and 20below in North Dakota and Montana early Tuesday It down to 36 below at Big Piney Wyo Braced for Cold Minnesota Wisconsin Iowa and Illinois braced for temperatures of zero to 25 below Tuesday night and Wednesday morning Weather snarled travelers in California and Nevada mountains and in Wyoming were slowly crawling out of the snowchoked areas where they had been ma rooned A snowslide buried and killed 2 Pocatello Idaho children Joseph Papetti 11 and Merlene Holbrook 9 as they played near their homes Atlantic Pact Nations Go Into Meeting Washington meeting df ambassadors of countries negotia ting a north Atlantic defense al liance was called Tuesday in the midst of American discussions with Norway about the proposed pact The state department announced a meeting with the north Atlantic Britain France Belgium The Netherlands and be held in the afternoon Nothing was said as to the purpose but it was believed Sec retary of State Acheson wanted to discuss the questions submitted by Norwegian Foreign Minister Halvard M Lange at a conference Monday Lange is here for discussions designed to determine in effect Reserve Fund Bill Passes Iowa House Measures Opponents Want Vets7 Bonus Paid From Surplus DCS Moiucs key bill in Gov William S Beardsleys legis lative program easily weathered a heavy storm in the house of repre sentatives Tuesday It was passed and sent to the senate by vote of 77 to 28 The measure which gave the Beardsleys program its first test provides for appropriation of 000000 from the approximately state treasury surplus to establish a reserve fund for use in times when tax revenue dwindles Defeat Amendments Before passage of the bill Beardsleys forces in the house de feated 3 attempts to amend the measure as well as an effort to delay consideration of it The vote was 72 to 32 against deferring for later consideration a measure which would appropriate of the state treasury surplus of approximately 000000 for use in times when tax revenues dwindles Debate then be gan on whether the bill should be passed Opponents of the measure who sought the delay seek to pay all or most of the bonus from the surplus Too Much Opponents of the reserve bill contend that is too much to set aside for hard times The governor wants to give of the surplus for im f Upholds Fines on 15 From Deckers AP Wirephoto THE ENGINEER THANKED THEM Engineer Ira Kibbe Oil City Pa thanked these boys Monday after they flagged down his freight train when they spotted a broken rail The boys showing the red handkerchiefs they used are left to right Edward Myer 13 his brother Gordon 17 and Robert Cochran 17 mediate payment of part of the bonus bonds He would issue a similar amount in bonds to be paid for in 20 years by a would property tax not issue the Beardsley remaining of the ap proved unless needed Man Killed 3 Injured in Auto Crash Near Belmond Ike Will Serve as Military Consultant New York Dwight D Eisenhower is taking timeout from his duties as president of Columbia university to serve consultant to the national military establishment His work in Washington is ex pected to take 7 or 8 weeks The universitys trustees gave their approval Monday to Eisen howers temporary absence on government duty high school and junior college bas ketball teams have been marooned since they left on trips last week end A snowslide killed Herbert Savage 54 a silver miner at Park City Utah Main highways in Ida ho and Utah were fairly clear but snow still jammed rural roads alliance Police Chief on Warpath Pawtaucket R I thief had better watch his step most carefully because Police Chief Edward F Parker is really interested in tracking him down The thief looted Parkers home of in cash and jewelry Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear with cold wave Tuesday night Low Tuesday night 10 to 15 below Wednes day mostly clear and cold High Wednesday about 18 wave entering west portion overspreading entire state Tuesday night with tem peratures falling to 1015 below northwest to zero to 5 below southeast by Wednesday morn ing Snow flurries Tuesday eve ning clearing Tuesday night Wednesday fair and cold Iowa FiveDay Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 4 to 8 degrees below normal Normal highs range from 29 north to 36 south Normal lows from 10 north to 17 south Cold wave Tuesday night Cold Wednesday Rising temperature Thursday Colder again by Friday Warmer again by Sunday Precipitation will average bout inch moisture from 1 inch of snow Thursday and again on Saturday or Sunday Minnesota Cold wave night with lowest temperatures 15 to 25 below zero north to 5 to 15 below south portion Ris ing temperatures west portion Wednesday Fair weather but cloudiness increasing in west portion Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics 24 hour period ending at 8 TO SCHOOL BOARD POST Des Moines Melvin Baker of Humboldt was elected Tuesday as representative of district 2 to the board of directors of the Iowa As sociation of School Boards Aluminum Shortage Investigation Asked Washington Hugh Butler R Nebr has introduced a resolution for an agriculture committee investigation of the aluminum shortage Butler said the aluminum short age was the ieal bottleneck to further expansion of rural electri fication He said some orders placed for aluminum wire could not be filled until 1953 J H Wallinga St Paul was killed and 3 persons seriously injured 2i miles north of here at 1 p m Tuesday when the car in which they were riding crashed into a semitrailer on U S highway 69 The car was going south when the trailertruck coming from the opposite direction jackknifed on the highway ahead of it Before the car could stop it crashed into the truck shearing off the entire top of the car and the hood The front of the carwas badly dam aged The injured were taken to the hospital at Belmond The car carried South Dakota license plates Says Dollars Save Europe Acheson Testifies on Foreign Aid Plan Washington of State Acheson appealing for con tinuation of the Marshall plan told congress Tuesday that Amer ican recovery dollars have helped to block any advance of totali 011 the continent of of the multiMllion 7 Members of 1 Family Die in Fire Campbellsville Ky members of one family were burned to death in a fire started by a kerosene explosion The dead were Mr and Mrs Walter Lee Durham their 3 sons and one daughter and Durhams uncle Lee Durham about 60 Louisville Mrs Durham 18 month old Carolyn and Lee Durham died Tuesday at Rosary hospital here Walter Durham and his sons Wal ter 8 Jimmy 5 and Russell 3 died in the fire late Monday The frame house was destroyed It was believed the fire started when kerosene Walter Durham was pouring on red coals in a stove exploded The only member of the family to escape was the Durhams eldest daughter Violet May who was visiting her grandmother in an other house on the same farm Cardinal Gets Life Sentence Prosecutor Attacks Term Given Priest as Too Lenient BULLETIN New York spokesman at the Hungarian consulate said Tuesday that BeJa Balassa rank ing Hungarian official in this country and 8 subordinates in New York Washington and Cleveland were resigning in pro test to the life sentence given Jo seph Cardinal Mindszenty Budapest Hungary Cardinal Mindszenty received a the sentence Tuesday from a court which stripped him of his worldly possessions and criticized the United States as a meddler in Hungarian affairs The 5man peoples court rep resenting a communist backed government classified Cardinal Mindszenty as a traitor to the country It declared he had tried to overthrow the regime in favor of royalists and had speculated il legally in American dollars The court also convicted Cardi nal Mindszentys 6 codefendants 3 of them on the same treason Adopt Declaration Washington House re publicans Tuesday unanimously adopted a declaration of indig iiation and condemnation of the trial of Josef Cardinal Jlinds zenty The action was taken at a meeting of all the GOP house members and was on the sug gestion of Rep Hale charge and ordered them to serve sentences ranging from 3 years to CARDINAL MINDSZENTY AP Wirephoto tariaiiisnV Europe Because Betrothal Swindle Case Opens in Federal Court Here oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 32 Minimum 0 At 8 a m Tuesday 22 YEAR AGO Maximum 21 Minimum 20 below Nearly 30 witnesses many of them alleged victims of a so called betrothal swindle have been called for the trial of Mr and Mrs William Stanley which open ed in federal district court here Tuesday The Stanleys onetime residents of Kansas are charged specifically with transporting a cr o s s the MinnesotaIowa line the sum of allegedly stolen from Cur tiss Larson 28yearold Kasson Minn farmer Police Chief Harold Wolfe of Mason City said the couple had admitted obtaining to in a confidence game worked on bachelor and widower farmers and eligible widows in 6 Won Larson Affection Wolfe and other officials said Stanley posing as a furnace re pairman would stop at wellkept farmhouses and check the setup for possibilities When a bachelor or widower was located Stanley would brief his wife who later would make an acquaintance and obtain a loan Then she would dis appear the officials said In Larsons case federal inves tigation indicated Mrs Stanley won Larsons affection1 but said she couldnt be married until she paid off a mortgage on a beauty shop she owned Larson advanced her and Mrs Stanley disap peared The Stanleys were arrested last Nov 2 in Mason City and was found in one of Stanleys socks Wolfe said the couple told him they had spent most of the to on cars clothes and good times He said they gave their ages at 36 and told him they had 4 minor children living with their 18yearold daughter in Kansas In Separate Cars Wolfe said Stanley and his wife traveled in separate cars stayed at the same hotels but registered un der different names and used many aliases Judge Henry N Graven issued no ruling on a motion by Defense Attorney John H Mitchell of Fort Dodge former Iowa attorney gen eral to keep the evidence from the public The 2 held conference with prosecutors T E Diamond U S district attorney for the northern district of Iowa and his assistant William B Danforth before the court convened Stanley who has been out on bond paced up and down the hallway before proceedings began Mrs Stanley who has been held in federal custody was in the U S marshals office while the discussion took place She en tered the court with her husband An attractive blond she was dressed in black and caught the eye of the spectators who filled project the end of its first year Acheson said the free community of Europe has not only held its own but it has dur ing this period made great strides forward Acheson followed Economic Co Operation Administrator Paul G Hoffman as a witness before the senate foreign relations commit tee and the house foreign affairs committee meeting jointly Hoffman offered a European re covery bargain with a 000000 price tag It was a 15 month extension of the Marshall plan If that program brings us peace and stability the ECA chief said and I fervently be lieve it can it will turn out to be the greatest bargain the Amer ican people ever had Laborer Dies in Fall From Hospital Vindow Hampton DeLos Kephart 48 a laborer died shortly after noon Tuesday following a fall from the 3rd floor of the hospital here Mayor Joe Liebendorfer said Miss Isabel Cameron hospital su perintendent had informed him the man was despondent and in her opinion had jumped out of the window Kephart was single He was a brother of Mrs Clifford Baldwin who was killed in a cafe explo sion here nearly a year ago about of the courtroom Examines Jurors Prospective jurors were exam ined for more than 2 hours Mitch ell took considerable time in ques tioning the wife of a Lohrville banker a creamery operator from Carroll near Manning where the Stanleys were alleged to have op erated one of their confidence games Roger Kirk a Mason City farm manager and Mrs Sylvia Sanborn of Mason City wife of an internal revenue agent Diamond examined carefully 3 Fort Dodge men one a lawyer another a druggist in whose store Mitchell trades and the other printing salesman He also questioned a Fenton farmer on his disappointment over failure to get a postmaster ship after an examination which he scored 103 per cent Did that in any way leave you prejudiced against the federal government Diamond asked Say Railroad Engineers Ask Featherbed Chicago UR Railroad offi cials charged Tuesday that the demand of the Brotherhood oC Locomotive Engineers for a 2nd engineer in diesel locomotives was indefensible featherbedding The spokesmen for the nations carriers told a presidential fact finding board that there was no work for an additional man in the big multipleunit diesels However Clifford D OBrien counsel for the engineers said that an engineer in a diesel cab is re sponsible for what happens in the engine room but cant possibly Actress Dies at Age of 103 Years London Cresswell who claimed to be the worlds old est actress died at her home Mon day at the age of 103 She was the real aunt in the first performance of Charleys Aunt in London in 1892 life The cardinal appealed his sen tence leaving the higher court 3 let it stand re duce it or increase it to death by hanging Prosecutor Gyula Elap attacked the life sentence as too light He called upon the peoples court to take the life of the 56 year old cardinal But further consideration of the case was left to the appeals court Pope Pius XII prayed in sorrow when the news reached the Vati can He was expected to speak out later on the treatment accorded the Hungarian join other leaders of his church in a condemnation of the trial and its climax In ordering confiscation of the cardinals possessions and sen tencing him to life Judge Vilmos Olrthys said the court had consid ered several factors as being in Cardinal Mindszentys favor The court took into considera tion that the cardinal had con fessed regretfully Judge Orthys said and that he had lived far from worldly affairs The judge asserted the United States through Minister Selden Chapin had mis led the him hope that the United States of America would start a war and that this war would help him attain his Royal Rupert Ends Career in Slaughterhouse Des Monies Royal Ru pert the blueblooded dud whom science failed to save from a fate worse than death for a bull ended his frustrated life in the slaughterhouse Tuesday The big Hereford was mercifully executed at the Iowa Packing com pany after final tests showed that an unprecedented operation failed to give him the ability to become a father That is the supreme in dignity for a prize bull death was an anticlimax to Rupert Ruperts death was supervised by Dr M A Emmerson of Iowa State college who grafted the pitu itary of a bull of proven paternal potential into Ruperts neck last summer As far as was known that was the tirst operation of its kind Ru pert going on 8 years old was given plenty of time to test its ef fectiveness He was introduced to some cows Rupert showed plenty of zest but not the ability to become an ancestor Wayne Fox of the Foxbilt Feeds Co in charge of Rupert said the death sentence was pronounced after microscopic examination last Saturday showed Rupert was still a dud High Court in Decision on Strike Rule Injunction by Judge Boynton and Fines of Legal Des Monies state su preme court Tuesday upheld fines of imposed upon 15 mem bers of the CIO United Packing House Workers Union for viola tion of a district court order pro hibiting violence during the strike at the Decker packing plant in Mason City last April The high court dismissed fines which had been imposed on 37 other members of the union in the Decker strike In another packing house strike contempt case the supreme court sustained the conviction of Don ald Jones ol pttumwa and upheld Ms 60day jail sentence The Jones case arose out of strike at the Morrell packing plant at Ot tumwa Acts Legally In the Decker case the high court ruled that District Judge Tom Boynton had acted legally when he issued a temporary in junction against United Packing House Local 38 and all of its mem bers The officers and members of the union were convicted of contempt for violating the injunction and had appealed to the supreme court on grounds that the injunction was invalid The lower court had assessed fines totalling Convictions Convictions upheld in a unani mous decision of the tribunal were Reports Aid to 1900 Persons Milwaukee Goodwill Industries of America reported Tuesday that it has helped more than 1900 persons throughout the nation during the past year P J Trevethan acting secre tary made the report to delegates at a planning conference of the or ganization which operates in 99 cities IOWANS SPLIT Washington Iowas sena tors split on a motion designed to speed up action on a filibuster killing rules change Monday Sen ator Hickenlooper R voted for the motion to call a resolution seeking rules revision from the rules committee and put it on the senate calendar Senator Gillette D opposed the move The mo tion was defeated know what is OBrien denied going on there that the demand was featherbedding President Truman appointed the board in an effort to avoid a strike Jan 31 of 15 those involving UPWA local 38 as an organiza tion fine of Charles Kranz president of lo cal fine of Arthur Costello chairman of the strike committee fine of Three women union members Isabel Gomez Ocie Lysne and Ju anita Berrigan fines of each Merle Smalldridge Francis Cala han George Maskarina Forrest Abbott Lynn Belding George Ashlock Overtoil Burrell John J Frank Ed Newman and Howard May fines of each Jail terms ranging from 30 days for the 3 women to 150 days for Kranzand Costello were provided as an alternative to nonpayment of the fines It was understood how ever that the union had funds available for their payment Except for the 15 defendants whose convictions were affirmed the remainder of those named in the contempt case were dismissed The supreme courts opinion ob served that Kranz and Costello were actively in charge of the strike and were in clear and open defiance of the courts injunction restricting strikers activities The court said the 3 women vio the injunction by physical attacks on nonstriking workers that Smallridge drove a car which blocked the Decker plant entrance and that others convicted had stopped loaded trucks v h i c h sought to enter the plant Manufacturer Group Names New Secretary Des Monies Iowa Man ufacturers association announced Tuesday the appointment of Dell B Raymond 43 of Waterloo as its field secretary Ed Kimball the associations executive secretary said the posi tion is a new one with the organ ization and that Raymond will do public relations and membership work Raymond who has been with the Iowa Public Service company of Sioux City 20 years has served all of that time in the companys Waterloo office He started as an auditor after his graduation from Cornell col lege For the last 3 years he has been assistant to Vice President H M Smith of Waterloo SAME No I just quit voting for that Black Ilaj means Iraffto death In pill AP Wirephoto senator was the reply 24 FIRE SWEEPS pour water on the gutted building of the FairPIay Manufacturing Co in Des Moines Monday night in a futile effort to save it Damage was estimated at At the height of the fire flames leaped 100 feet in the air and vol unteer firemen were beaten back by exploding inflammables y Truman in Salute to BoyScouts on 39th Anniversary New York Tru man who is honorary president of the Boy Scouts of America sa luted the nations 2221157 Scouts Monday night on the eve of the BSAs 39th birthday In a letter to the Scouts re leased at BSA headquarters here President Truman said Scouting provides fun and adventure in the outdoors and emphasizes the fact that the American of life worthy of everything put into it1 V ;