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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 11, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Associated Press and United Press w s p A p F D THAT mMmr mmr m m HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11 SENATORS INSPECT CANADIAN POTATAF as tin house Wirejihoto M Gillette DIowa domestic spuds goveinment supports the price of potatoes Says State Department Hires Reds McCarthy Making Charges During Trip Across U S Salt Lake City McCarthy RWis hopped across the nation by air Friday leaving a trail of accusations that the state department is employing communists manyof whom hold influential positions 5 He declined to reveal any names to newsmen but said under cer tain conditions he would give Sec retary of State Acheson the names of 57 cardcarrying communists m the state department In Washington h e senators This Paper Consists of Two One No 107 President Obtains Order to Halt Walkout in Coal charges brought partment press from state de officer Lincoln grown in the U S U S Seizes 9 Ships of Nationalists Tokyo United States government Saturday seized 91 Chinese nationalist ships ostensi bly because the Chinese defaulted on payments for them However observers said the move obviously was aimed against the Chinese communists who have laid claim to the ships The seizure apparently was in tended to keep the vessels which would be valuable in a communist invasion of Formosa out of the hands of the Chinese communist government Saturdays announcement from Gen Douglas MacArthurs head quarters did not mention the communists however It stated memerly that 8 Chinese liberty shipsand one victory ship had been seized in Japanese ports on ff it i Thomas Proposes Solution to Surplus Potato Problem Elmer Thomas DOkla HorTfTv proposed a Production payment pla ThomaesgsaViernmentS potato Problem as a soiu orders of a newlyformed miralty court ad It was considered significant however that the seizure came less than a week after the U S joint chiefs of staff completed then tour of U S Far East bases including lengthy conferences igthy with MacArthur 4 Freight Cars Are Derailed atWebster City Webster City cars in the middle of a North Western freight train jumped the tracks near the depot early Saturday One car smashed into the bag gage room of the depot and ended up crosswise of the track No one was in the room at the time of the crash Damage to the depot was esti mated at from to Damage to 2 of the cars was placed at The front section of the train proceeded to Des Moines after the accident Tracks were expected to be cleared for traffic by 3 p m Sat urday top democrats Fri day that he intends to intro duce a bill apparently based on the controversial Brannan plan to 1 Allow market prices of po tatoes to reach their own market levels without pricesupporting loans and 2 assure farmers of payments from the treasury to bring their potato returns up to 5 per cent of parity Parity is a standard fixed by the government intended to as sure farmers a return on their crops in fair relation to the price of things they must buy A reporter asked Thomas if his plan wouldnt amount to a trial run on1 potatoes for the muchdis puted program proposed for all perishable crops by Secretary of Agriculture Brannan and rejected by congress last year No Thomas replied The brannan plan called for 100 per cent or full parity I would favor that if we had effective controls Brannan stirred up a congres sional uproar a few days ago with a proposal for disposing of part of some 50000000 bushels of surplus spuds acquired by the agriculture department under the price sup Pefckham in Testimony on Mo Grounding Norfolk Va execu tive officer of the battleship Mis souri said Saturday he was not satisfied with the training of op erations department personnel ran aground port program Brannan said they are to be dyed blue to prevent human use and then resold to farmers at 1 cent a hundred pounds for live stock feed or fertilizer CATFISH TROUBLE DCS Moines Taylor 42 of Des Moines was sentenced to 60 days in county jail Friday on charges of taking a catfish out of season and taking a catfish less than legal length Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness Saturday night Cloudy Sunday Snow Saturday night and Sun day Low Saturday night High Sunday 25 20 Iowa Cloudy Saturday night and Sunday with occasional snow north and rain or snow south portion Saturday night and early Sunday No important change in temperature Low Saturday night 25 to 30 north to 30 to 35 south Minnesota Cloudy and not quite so cold light snow beginning over southwest portion Satur day night Sunday cloudy with light snow and not so cold east and south portions Low Satur day night 5 to 10 below north to 12 to 18 above south high Sunday near 10 above north 22 to 27 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 36 Minimum 13 At 8 a m 13 YEAR AGO Maximum 15 Minimum 2 Grand Larceny Brings 5Year Terms for 4 Four young men who admitted a series of robberies at rural schoolhouses and in small towns in the Mason City area were each sentenced to 5 years in the state rnens reformatory at Anamosa when they pleaded guilty to a charge of grand larceny in district court Saturday Judge William P Butler also sentenced 3 of Vithem to an extra year in the reformatory for break ing jail on the night of Jan 19 The 4 men are Roy Lewis 22 route 2 Henry Ackerman 22 North wood Herbert Winters 18 620J 6th Jimmy Hibner sylvania N E All but Hibner were sentenced for participating in the jail break from which they were recaptured a few hours later Lewis young brother Dale 19 is being heldin the county jail for aiding the escape by smuggling in saw blades The 4 men were arrested by the Cerro Gordo county sheriffs office on Dec 24 after a wave of rural school and small town break ins had been reported here and in Worth county Under questioning the men ad mitted 9 rural school breaks in which they obtained a number of articles later recovered at the Lewis farm home Shortly after their arrest they led deputies to a spot in Cerro Gordo county 10 miles southeast of Mason City where they had dumped a 350 pound safe stolen from a Joice implement store The men had been held in the county jail in lieu of bond each pending the trial when the Big Mo Jan 17 Cmdr George E Peckham of Cresco Iowa told a naval court of inquiry he was satisfied with the training of all hands except operations which includes navi gation and combat operations Peckham said he had discussed the matter with the Big Mos for mer skipper Capt H Page Smith not in detail with Capt W D Brown who succeeded Smith The mighty Mo was immobilized on Browns first cruise The court questioned Peckham closely about who appointed En sign E R Harris 23 as assistant navigator Adm Allen E Smith Friday questioned Harris abilities as a naval officer As I recall Peckharn said the question came up in Decem ber when the navigator was to be White the assertion that we know of no communist member in the department and if we find any they will be summarily dis charged Continues Trip McCarthy continued his trip Saturday to Reno Nev where he will address a Lincoln day ban quet Saturday night The Wisconsin senator fired his first blast Thursday night in a republican Lincoln day dinner in Wheeling W Va He waved a paper and said I have here in my hand a list of 205 that were known to the secretary of state as being mem bers of the communist party and who nevertheless are still work ing and shaping the policy of the state department Miss Senator Newsmen missed the senator as his plane stopped in Milwaukee but they found him in Denver where he scoffed at Whites de nial of his charges He said he had a complete list of 207 bad risks still working in the state department and if Secretary Ache son wanted to call him later in Salt Lake City hed read the list He asserted he Intended to tell this story over and over until the public gets so tired of it the ad ministration will have to clean up the mess Considering Coal Lift From Canada Chicago officials considered a proposal Saturday for a coal lift to fly Canadian fuel to U S air bases as national coal stocks dropped to a 14day d Pensacola for He said the Mos operations of ficer Cmdr John R Millett sug gested giving Harris the job Peck ham said he concurred because my previous observations of Har ris had led me to feel he was competent 18 512 Penn DOCTOR FOR RINGSTED RIngsted now has a doctor for the first time in 2 years Dr J Wn Crossley of Des Moiiies recently moved here V 10 Persons Are Injured When Autos Collide Forest persons were injured in a collision of 2 cars 3 miles south of Forest City Friday evening Most seriously hurt was Wil liam Johnson of Rutland who suf fered a broken back and broken peivis He is in a hospital at For If is a student at m a Northfield Minn The car in which he was riding collided with one driven by L M Holland of Belmond who was tak ing a party from that town to the basketball game at Forest City With him were his wife Mr and Mrs James Mariga and Mrs Or lan Finn all of Belmond In the car with Johnson were Leonard Jacobson of Paton Jerry Larson of Rutland Lorraine Fe yold of Badger and Eugene Helm ke of Lake Wilson Minn all St Olaf students Larson 19 is in Park hospital at Mason City where he was treated for a broken pelvis Theaccident occurred when the car containing the students going south started to pass a truck ahead of it pulled back when the Hel land car approached from the south then struck an icy spot and skidded back into the path of the northbound car officers said 17 Are Killed in Train Collision Gaillac France trains smashed headon near here Sat urday killing 17 passengers and injuring 30 others The crash occurred between Gaillac and LIslesurtarn in the foothills of the Pyrenees moun tains Rescue crews probed the wreckage for additional victims Crewman Is Sucked Out of Airliner New York crewman was sucked through the open door of a giant airliner early Saturday as the plane winged its way through darkness 8000 feet over Long Island A search was begun for his body Airline spokesman said a pow erful air draft tugged John Har ris New York 28yearold stew ard through an accidentally open door of the pressurized main pas senger compartment The plane a Pan American World Airways transocean strato cruiser was flying at about 200 miles an hour when the door flew open and Harris was swept out into space I felt a sudden gust of wind said Mrs Anna Karjicek a pas senger The steward was stand ing near the door Just like a flash the wind blew him out A long gasp or cry followed She said Other crewmen hurried into the passenger compartment to try to close the door but were unable to do so because of the powerful wind pressure Mrs Karjicek 57 of St James a Long Island N Y town said that a few moments before the accident Harris had been re assuring an aged woman passen ger and had told her Well soon be landing and Ill take care of everything for you Youve got nothing to worry about HOLDS ON TO PLANE UNTIL SHIP LANDS St Petersburg Fla JP A crewman was swept from an Eastern Air Liner flying at 2000 feet over Tampa Bay Saturday He grabbed the plane as he went through the door and held on until the big ship landed Marc FisherGalati a flight at tendant was rushed to a hospital and given a sedative for shock Back to his plane he went 15 min utes later and resumed his flight FisherGalati whos 28 grab bed for a door which flew open and was sucked out As he went by the door opening his right leg latched about a post used in operation of the planes steps supply Railroads dropped 50 per cent of their coalusing pasenger runs at midnight and 25 per cent of their freight traffic The number of workers idled as result of the strike by 400000 United Mine Workers was ex pected to climb sharply over the weekend as the railroads fur loughed unneeded maintenance workers 40000 Affected More than 40000 persons in cluding 33000 railroadmen al ready were affected A CIO auto workers strike against Chrysler Corp involving 125000 workers brought the total of American Workers idled directly or indirect ly by strikes to 565000 The coal lift was suggested by officials at the Chanute 111 air base Coal was so short at the base that it was being shipped in from other nearby fields and of ficials were ready to give 9000 of the 14000 airmen 3week emer gency furloughs to save fuel The nearby city of RantoulT 111 ordered a brownout of lighting to save coal at the citys light plant New Layoffs Manufacturing and steel plants were planning new layoffs as the nations coal supply dipped to its lowest level since June 1920 Warden Ralph W Alvis at the Ohio state penitentiary ordered that the prison woolen mill and automobile license tag shops be closed on Monday unless the coal crisis is solved by then A dozen steel companies have shut down furnaces laying off workers and Wheeling Steel planned to reduce operations 50 per cent and lay off 8000 workers next week TRAIN TIME DELAYED FOR 10 MINUTES HERE The Milwaukee road announces a delay for 10 minutes here in the running time of the eastbound passenger No 22 to consolidate it with another train at Madison Wis which has been taken off due to the coal curtailment order That time will begin here Saturday night The eastbound train will leave at p m instead of p m It will arrive in Madison at a m and in Chicago at a m There is no change in the west AP Wirephoto BEATEN BY DADEdward Green a 230pound truck driver was sentenced to 6 months in jail Saturday after admitting in childrens court in Albany N Y that he se verely beat 2 of his triplet children The 2yearolds Vir ginia and Thomas are shown munching cookies as they sit on a hospital bed The other triplet a girl has been under hospital care since birth Miners Told to Go Back for 10 Days Hearing on 80Day TH Injunction Is Slated for Feb 20 Washington p resident Truman got a 10day court order to stop the coal strike Saturday and a hearing on turning it into an 80day Taft Hartley injunction was set for Feb 20 Federal Judge Richmond B Keech signed the order in a little less than an hour after a presi dential factfinding board reported to Mr Truman that a resumption of coal mining is imperative Henry Hull clerk of the court told reporters that a hearing on a preliminary injunction more last ing than the temporary restrain ing order that was issued immedi be held by Judge Should the miners refuse to abide by the order Lewis and the union may again get into contempt of court In 1946 and 1948 Lewis defied backtowork orders and paid fines totaling Rejects Peace Plan Helicopter Takes Stranded 4irmen From Yukon Mountain Whitehorse Y T farflung search for a U is air force transport missing 16 days went full steam ahead atr U r rt bound train duein Mason City at a m Supt R C Dodds re portedbut added that the train was usually late a couple of hours due to a heavy mail and express load Saturday following the heroic rescue of 10 men from shrouded Yukon mountain where their search plane crashed a snow Canasta Champions Say Its Just Hobby Weslaco Tex The win ners of a Worlds championship canasta tournament said Saturday that the card game is just a hobby4 with them Mrs Myrtle Caldwell a jewelry store clerk and H N Britten Jr operator of a frozen food locker teamed Friday night to take first prize with a net score of 5665 points more than their opponents Claim Reds Confiscate Scrap Metal Berlin western pow ers charged the Russians Saturday with breaking the Paris agreement on Berlin transportation by con fiscating scrap metal shipments from Berlin to west Germany The charges were contained in a letter from the American Brit ish and French commandants of Berlin to the Russian commandant Maj Gen Alexander Kotikov It was the first formal 3povver protest against soviet interference with interzonal freight trains since the soviet baby blockade began 3 weeks ago The allied protest said evidence had been gathered showing that the head office of the sovietcon Tuesday A lone helicopter made 5 daring trips through gathering darkness and threatening weather to evacuate 5 Americans and 4 Canadians from the base of a 7 200foot mountain The 10th man LanceCorporal Mike Chimko of Kelvington Sask remained with a ground rescue party at the base of the peak The 9 men accompanied by 4 Canadian paratroopers and an American paradoctor made their way down from a plateu far up the mountainside The pararescue teamjumped Thursday to the spot C47 search plane railway ordered its em to confiscate any scrap trolled ployes metal leaving Berlin sole exception of shipments bound for eastern European countries The protest said the orders were issued Jan 21 and supplemented by another order to Berlin railway employes on Jan 24 4 hours of final live at Pharr Tex play Both WOITV to Go on Air Feb 21 Ames WOITV central Iowas first television out let will begin regular programs Feb 21 it was announced Sat urday Richard B Hull director of the Iowa State college station said that program times will be an nounced later The station will carry network shows saidwill be the 100th television station to go on the air in the United States It will be the first educational sta tion he said where the crashed Operation Mike Operation Mike the 2nation hunt for the missing C54 trans port with 44 aboard resumed in fullscale proportions Saturday as new distress signals were re ported American air force listening posts at Ladd and Elmendorf fields Alaska reported they were getting constant fixes on a posi tion report transmitted on the YukonAlaska border Amateur radio operators in Canada and the U S were moni toring emergency radio bands for the weak signals The helicopter Piloted by Lt Frank Alden Boston a member of the famed 10th Air Rescue Squad ron based at Ladd Field Fair banks first evacuated 3 men with broken limbs 60 Below Zero Meanwhile interceptions of the SOS signals were being analyzed by Royal Candian air force search headquarters in hopes they were from the lost C54 The general location of the transmitter was plotted as in an area 75 miles south of 19850foot Mount Logan in the St Elias range It was given as 60 degrees north and 139 degrees west lati tude Navy Plane Lost With 9 Aboard Corpus Christi Tex LJP A navy PBM Martin Mariner flying boat with 9 men aboard has been missing in the Gulf of Mexico and has not been heard from since 3 P m CST Friday the Corpus Christi naval air station said Sat urday Last radio contact was a position report at 3 p m which showed the 2engine craft to be 200 miles northeast of Corpus Christi or 90 miles southeast of Galveston The navy said an instructor 4 midship men and 4 crewmen were aboard The navy put 8 planes into the search Saturday and 8 more were to be added Saturday afternoon The coast guard had the cutters Ins and Boutwell in the search The coast guard also notified all ships in the gulf to be on the look out The navy said that when radio communications with a plane fail the normal procedure is for it to to its base In this case the missing plane should have i turned to its base here at 7 p m re Cance Band Festival Due to Larson Drive Audubon The annual southwest Iowa band festival has been cancelled because of Attor ney General Robert L Larsons antigambling drive The festival usually was financed by a i a wek rejected a lastditch peace plan offered by President Truman and in so doing ranted that the miners might not work even during an injunction or might work very slowly Issuance of the restraining or der under the national emergency provisions of the TaftHartley law came just after Judge Keech had signed another order forbid ding Lrwis and the United mine Workers to maintain demands for contract provisions which the court said may be illegal The order provides for resump tion of mining as customarily scheduled That would be the normal Sday week with any slowdown or such 3day week as Lewis has been en forcing in the mines forbidden There was no immediate reac tion from the UMW on either court order A spokesman at the union headquarters said only Were waiting to hear from Mr Lewis 4 Points The temporary restraining or der covers 4 main points These would enjoin the union against continuing the strike in whole or in part direct the union to order the workers to cease their strike immediately enjoin both sides against encouraging or caus ing lockouts strikes or work stop pages and order the UMW and the operators to engage in free collec tive bargaining in good faith for the purpose of resolving the dis pute Inclusion of the operators in the bargaining and lockout provisions made the order a double bar reled one Lewis the union and all its ap propriate officers are directed to forthwith instruct and take all appropriate action as may be nec essary to see that the courts or ders are carried out raffle car State Police Alerted for Distress Signal Des Moines OJR police radios throughout Iowa were on the alert Saturday to pick up a distress signal which was believed to come from the C54 transport plane which has been missing in Canada for 15 days with 44 per sons aboard The civil aeronautics adminis tration radio at Iowa City re ported Friday night it picked up an SOS signal and state police radios throughout Iowa were alerted The festival was attended by about 15 highschool bands and usually brought from 5000 to 8 000 persons to Audubon It had to be called off last year because of the polio epidemic The chamber of commerce has named a committee to plan a harvest festival to take the placeof the band festival 3 Czechs to Die for AntiRed Plot Prague Czechoslovakia A Moravian state court Saturday sentenced 3 men to death for plot ting to overthrow the nations communistled regime Two others were sentenced to hfe imprisonment Eighteen de fendants received prison terms ranging from 4 to 25 years Finds Cabbage Quincy III Mrs R H Niggemeyer opened a can of sauerkraut for supper she found some cabbage of an uenexpected variety She found a tight green roll in one side of the can It turned out to he 4 bills Mrs Niggemeyer has written to the canning company about it She isnt mad Just curious Say Red Troops to Go to IndoChina Taipei Formosa ist China Saturday charged the Chinese communists have agreed to send heavy troop support to Moscowtrained Ho Chiminhs Vietnamrebels in IndoChina The nationalist defense ministry said the decision was made at a secret conference in Canton Date of the alleged meeting was not mentioned SAME BUek mfani traffic IW uit ZtVwi ;