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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 18, 1950, Mason City, Iowa I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents c Copy Kline Brannan Trade Harsh Words Over Farm Plan MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18 1950 This Paper Consists oi Two One No 115 in Debate Des Moines U S sec retary of agriculture and the head of the American Farm Bureau traded harsh words Saturday in a public argument over their re spective views on farm price sup ports Secretary of Agriculture Bran nan sharing a speaking platform Farm Bureau President Al lan Kline asserted that Kline had indulged in a personal attack in his fight against the Brannan plan Do you think it fair to your own members Brannan asked Kline to be openly favoring still lower price supports for farmers in the harsh hope of forcing some of them out of business so that farming can be more profitable for those bigscale farmers with larger cash reserves Kline whose address to the na J tional farm institute had immedi ately preceded Brannans speech had called the secretary of agri cultures farm plan the bait of something for nothing Kline said the Brannan plan would allot privileges to the in efficient as as to the effi cient and that it would stand ardize agricultural production on a relatively low level of effi ciency Challenges Kline In his reply Brannan asked 3 Kline whether it aids agriculture in any way to say of the admin istrations proposals People who propose such a program to farmers are very dumb or downright dis honest Brannan also reminded Kline that Kline had said the adminis trations farm plan is nuts and asked How will such personal attacks protect the price of hogs Brannan also declared that American Farm Bureau leadership had just this month advocated a slash of 35 million dollars in the budget authorization for the agri cultural conservation program The agriculture secretary also asserted that advocates of sliding scale price supports such as the Farm Bureau are willing to sac rifice small farmers under the brutal survivalofthefittest con cept New Despotism Kline contended the Ifcannan plan if enacted would leaa to a new despotism The Brannan plan would pro vide a generally higher farm price support level than provided in the present flexible farm price sup port law It also would allow con sumer prices of perishable foods to go down with the government making production payments in tended to give farmers a fair return Kline said he doubts that the Brannan plan will assure cheap food for consumers and he added Those of us who have had some experience in securing congres sional appropriations would hate to see farmers depending on gov ernment checks for their net in come especially since receipt of those checks would depend on compliance with whatever control programs were in effect Kline said the flexible price support program which the Farm Bureau advocates will afford farmers protection against unreas onable price declines and preserve maximum freedom of operation Something for Nothing Even the bait of something for nothing is not likely to lure farm ers away from these free institu tions and into a new despotism based on government favors and government controls Kline said told his news confer ence that every poll shows that the Brannan plan is gaining strength He said he believes the 1950 elections will give his plan a good test politically Brannan said the potato surplus problem undoubtedly had hurt the v whole cause of farm price sup ports and that some urban con gressmen have been showing an inclination to drop supports as a result of it But if the potato problem cre ates a better public understanding of farm price supports Brannan said perhaps it will all work out TWO VIEWPOINTS Secretary of Charles Brannan left and Allan Kline president of the American Farm Bureau Federation pose together in Des Moines where they are attending the National Farm Institute Kline has been one of the sharpest critics of Brannans price support farm program Vogeler Pleads Guilty to Spy Charge Asks Leniency Budapest Hungary Businessman Rob ert A Vogeler pleaded guilty to spy charges Saturday and said that as an American agent he had been instructed to help atom physicists escape from Hungary Calmly confessing to all the charges in the indictment against him the telephone company executive asked a Hungarian peoples court for a mild sentence He said he used his position as assistant vice president of the In ternational Telephone and Tele graph company as a cover for my espionage work Vogelers unemotional plea of guilty opened the 2nd day of the trial in which he and 6 a Britain and 5 accused of espionage and sabotage I T T Representative Vogeler who has been I T T representative in Europe since 1945 declared he had been a U S army intelligence officer since 1942 As an electrical and chanical engineer he said pionage in the technical field is my specialty He testified that he had been instructed by U S army intel ligence officers in Vienna to dig hings without any show of emo ion He just isnt that kind of nan Mrs Vogeler who lives in Vi nna heard the news of her hus bands testimony in Budapes vithout showing any emotion ex cept possibly that of exasperation me es for the best Brannan said the experience with potatoes indicates that acre age allotments alone probably are not an adequate answer to the problem of controlling farm sur pluses Farmers simply grew more potatoes on fewer acres he said Acreage allotments will not solve the problem but marketing quotas will he declared President Boards Yacht for Weekend Washington Tru man took advantage of sunny skies and boarded the yacht Wil liamsburg Saturday for an over night cruise on the Potomac river He will return about 4 p m Sun day J Vivian Truman of Grand view Mo his brother and Fred Canfil U S marshal at Kansas City joined him for lunch aboard the yacht at the naval gun factory anchorage Censorship Note Endre Marton covering the Vogeler trial for the Associated Press is a Hungarian national Permission to have other AP correspondents at the trial was denied Martens dispatches are sub ject to responsibility censor is the reporter is held responsible to the Hungar ian government for the contents of his dispatches up special information about ra dar production rockets uranium and oil deposits in Hungary and to get in touch with atom physicists and help them escape Hewas on the stand for 2 hours during the morning when he an swered questions readily and with no signs of weariness nor emo tion Recalled to the stand in the afternoon he declared I am sorry for the detrimental deeds I committed against this country and I ask for a mild sen tence Penalty Unknown The court said it would take Vogelers leniency plea under consideration It could not be learned immediately what pos sible penalty Vogeler faces Vogeler told the court he had been instructedby his superiors to commit sabotage by buying useless material and stocksfor the Standard Electric company an I T T subsidiary in Hungary and to sabotage deliveries for the Soviet Union and other eastern European countries The indictment against Vogele and the others accuses themin part of deliberately decreasing the productive output of the standarc concern to the detriment of the country WIFE SAYS VOGELER MERELY REPEATS LIES Vienna Austria hus band is merely recreating from memory a lot of lies that hav been pounded into him for the las 3 months Mrs Robert A Voge ler said Saturday in commenting on report that Vogeler has calmly confessed to all charges brought against him by the Hungarian government 197896 Bonus Claims Processed Des bonus Moines board has state processed and orwarded for check writing a otal of 197896 claims from serv cemen and women of World wai II These had a value of 94434 or an average of each Altogether the board has re ceived and acknowledged 24930 applications A breakdown of 248 576 of these shows Army veterans 163276 navy 72786 marines 9074 coast guard 3425 public health 13 Of 875 beneficiary claims received 6551 have been paid The high claim number on checks mailed at the end of thi week was 236999 Miners Turn Down Work Order President Plans No Weekend Move to Halt Walkout Washington coal miners renewed their defiance of a court order and a new plea from John L Lewis Saturday in the face of strong expressions of official hope that they will dig Monday Peace negotiations meanwhile were called off for the weekend with no signs of any new progress oward a contract The white house declared Presi dent Truman will make no week end moves such as contempt ac tion over violation of a federal topstrike injunction Almost simultaneously with the recess in the bargaining here the United Mine Workers biggest lo cal the 1500member Robena unit at Masontown Pa voted a defiant no to the latest backtowork alea from Lewis Read Message With some 800 members pres ent the Lewis message directing the men to return to the pits forthwith was read The men that want to go back to work stand up they were told Only 2 stood At least 2 other locals already bad shown similar defiance Heretofore the union rank and file has followed Lewis slightest whim without question His back towork instructions of last Satur day were regarded generally as a mere formal compliance with a court order Order Emphatic Fridays instructions to end the strike forthwith were emphatic Contract negotiations were called off until Monday at 2 p m EST on the suggestion of David L Cole chairman of the board President Truman assigned to look into the dispute that has spread coal strangulation over the nations economy They were not making the progress we hoped for Saturday morning Cole told reporters We thought a recess would be helpful They needed a breather The most hopeful thing Cole and Cyrus S Ching U S mediation chief could report was that both parties are makinga real effort at collective bargaining At Least 29 Die in Collision of Trains Lincoln Day Dinner Earnings Des Moines repub lican officials said Saturday th paity was richer by about because of Thursday nights Lin coln day dinner Some 1500 tickets were sold for the S25aplate statewide gath ering here However the number of persons actually served was 1299 GOP officials said the total take was about but expenses were expected to be near leaving an estimated for use in the 1950 campaigns Soys Gillette to Enter Race for Governor Des Moines Lester S Gil lette of Fostoria will enter the democratic primary race for gov ernor State Chairman Jake More informed a state democratic cen tral committee meeting Saturday Gillette himself would say only that he expects to make an an nouncement later Gillette is a former state sen ator and a former member of the state board of education More told the state central committee that Gillette had ad vised him he would enter the race The only candidate to formally enter the democratic primary for governor thus far has been M J Bennett former Des Moines radio disk jockey The central committee also was informed that Iver Christoffersen 50 of Cedar Falls would be a candidate for lieutenant governor The committee discussed other races and it was agreed that there already is a good field in the legislative contests New emphasis is going to be placed on getting out candidates in county races More said AP Wirephoto WHEREDEATH RODE THE picture shows what happened when 2 Long Island Railroad passenger trains collided headon in Rockville Centre N Y Friday night The car at left is one of the cars of the crowded eastbound electric train which was sheared in half by the force of the impact with a westbound electric train At least 29 persons were killed and scores injured in the accident Follow Up New Lead on Lost C54 Whitchorse Y T Royal Canadian Mounted police are sinking into the brush early Sat urday to follow up a new lead on the C54 transport plane missing in the Yukon wilderness since Jan 26 An Indian came in from the snowfilled forests Friday at Bur wash Landing about 176 miles northwest of here on the Alaska highway He told the Mounties that on Jan 26 he had heard a loud crash on a mountain near where he was camping on Glad stone creek north of Kluane lake Since then the Indian said he has seen indications of landslides on the mountain The missing C54 was carrying 44 persons out of Anchorage all service personnel except a woman and a child She said I have known and loved Bob for nearly 11 years It would be impossible for him to say such Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and cold Satur day night with low 5 to 10 below zero Sunday fair and cold with high 15 to 20 Iowa Clearing and colder Satur day night Sunday partly cloudy and rather cold Low Saturday night 5 above to 5 below north 5 to 10 above south Minnesota Clearing and colder Saturday night with rapidly di minishing winds Sunday in creasing cloudiness and rather cold Low Saturday night 5 to 15 below north zero to 5 below south high Sunday 5 above in north 10 to 15 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Maximum 31 Minimum 8 At 8 a m Precipitation trace Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum 36 Minimum 29 Mercury to Dip Saturday Night Skies were bright the temper ature was 8 above and the wind velocity from 30 to 40 miles per hour out of the northwest Satur day afternoon in Mason City Despite the fact that the day started out with what appeared to be blizzard like conditions the weather leveled off a respectable February day The weather bureau forecast was for much colder temperatures for Saturday night Mason City which had the state low of 9 de grees above zero Friday night was expected to have readings of 5 to 10 below Saturday night School Bus Route Hearings Opened DCS Moines on a school bus action brought against State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jessie M Parker opened Friday in district court The action contests changes made by the state in school bus routes at Waverly and Denver It was brought by the Bremer county board of education which claims the state superintendent acted arbitrarily and without jur isdiction in changing the routes and causing them to overlap The state has moved to dismiss the ac tion Want Italy to Block Foreign Civil Divorces Rome Catholic press called Saturday for adoption of a law to block registration in Italy of foreign civil divorces or annulments The clamor followed a Turin courts recognition of an Austrian annulment obtained by Italian Di rector Roberto Rossellini who wants to marry Actress Ingrid Bergman He is the father of Miss Bergmans 16 day old son born while she still was married to Hollywood Surgeon Dr Peter Lindstrom Article 72 of the code of civil law empowers the appeals courts of Turin and Bologna to register foreign divorces and annulments thereby making them legal in Italy The Catholic press is demanding adoption of an amendment sub mitted to the senate justice com mittee by Justice Minister Attilio Piccioni to make it mandatory for the public prosecutor to file an action with the supreme court op posing each such registration The Catholic press said the su preme court could be expected to reject all such civil divorce or annulment decrees which in any case are not recognized by the Catholic church Miss Bergmans mailorder Mexican divorce granted after the birth of her son neednot be regis tered in Italy because she is an alien After she registers the de cree in Sweden and produces Swedish documents attesting to this she will be free to remarry 62 SWORN INTO BAR Iowa City lowans were sworn in as members of the Iowa bar Friday by Justice Norman Hays of the Iowa su preme court Thirtytwo were University of Iowa graduates 24 were from Drake university and 6 from other universities AP Wirephoto INJURED LIE IN injured passengers lie amid twisted wreckage of a Long Island Railroad coach in Rockville Centre N Y Friday night following a headon collision of 2 commuter trains One train passed a stop signal on a makeshift siding and knifed into one going the opposite direction Boy Dies When Car Hits Sled Forest Brones 5 son of Mr and Mrs Richard Brones of Forest City was killed about 6 p mr Friday when the sled on which he was riding was struck by a car Richard was sliding down the Tenth street hill and as he crossed the intersection at O street a car driven by Otto Levison of Forest City struck the boy and the sled according to authorities The youth was dead upon his arrival at the hospital Dies After Being Struck by Auto Des Moines suf fered in a traffic accident last Sun day claimed the life of a 23year old youth Friday night Harold Scott of Winterset died in Iowa Lutheran hospital He was injured when he was struck by a car as he was pushing a bicycle along highway 169 in a snow storm Gerald Lathrop of Des Moines driver of the car said vis ibility was so poor he did not see Scott until it was too late KILLED IN WRECK Madrid G Ware 42 Madrid farmer was killed out right early Saturday when his car left the road 2 miles south of Madrid on highway No 60 the stale highway patrol reported Aly Khans Leg Broken in Ski Fall Gstaad Switzerland Aly Khan husband of Movie Actress Rita Hayworth broke his leg in 3 places Saturday in a skiing accident The accident occurred lateSat urday afternoon Rita was visiting friends at the time in Lausanne 50 miles away Informed immedi ately of the accident she rushed to the princes bedside at a hos pital Aly and Rita have been staying at a winter sports chalet here since Rita left the Lausanne clinic where her daughter Yasmin was born Dec28 It was announced only Friday that they had planned to leave for a holiday in Kenya at the begin ning of next month More Than 100 Other Persons Hurt Mo tor man Charged With Manslaughter After N Y Wreck Rockville Centre N Y crowded Long Island railroad train ran through a red light on a makeshift siding Friday night and sliced into an oncoming train kill ng at least 29 persons More than 100 other persons were injured as the 2 oaded with about 1000 passengers ripped lengthwise In half Motorman Jacob Kiefer 55 of Baldwin N Y was arrested and charged with 2nd degree man slaughter by District Attorney Frank Gulotta who said He ran past the signal Kiefer was not a police guard was placed at his home until he could be moved to Nassau county jail for arraignment Motorman T W Markin of the westbound train escaped unhurt but he was too dazed to be ques tioned He was sent home suffer ing from shock Cars Torn Apart The head cars of both electric trains were torn apart by the collision which occurred at p m The forward car of the eastbound train loaded with early homegoing theater crowds fromManhattan was sheared down the middle It toppled over spewing mangled bodies and wreckage along the siding The dead dying and injured were piled 5 deep atop one an other They sprawled grotesquely amid the twisted steel of the cars the shattered glass and crushed seats It was metropolitan New Yorks worst railroad tragedy Screaming victims were mashed beneath tons of twisted metal as the trains came together with a rash heard for half a mile An eastbound electric passen jer train ran by a stop signal was the official explanation of the Long Island railroad for what was believed to be the worst accident in its 116 years Worst Wreck It was the nations worst train wreck since 45 persons died April 25 1946 at Naperville 111 Thousands of awed but curious pectators flocked to the scene while the desperate cries of trapped victims still echoed on the night air Rockville Centre a community of about 20000 is 20 miles east of Manhattan island on the south shore of Long Island in Nassau county The accident occurred on a makeshift section of track during a monthslong grade separation construction job Every available doctor in tha area was called to the scene 50 Doctors More than 50 responded and re layed the injured into nearly a score of ambulances for transfer to hospitals in and around Rock ville Centre One doctor cut off a mans mangled arm to get him out of the debris Another sawed off both legs of a trapped Negro passenger Many of the victims screamed and pain and fright Others lay dead twisted like rag dolls their bodies broken in the splitsecond impact of grinding steel Man Pleads Kill me please kill one man pleaded to rescuers Normally the Long Island oper ates a 2track line through Rock ville Centre for its trains between New York and Babylon L I But for months a grade separa tion project has been underway to elevate the tracks through Rock ville Centre So trains have been operating on a temporary one operating on a temporary line State Public Service Commis sioner George A Arkwright said that oneway operations were normal procedure during a grade separation job On eastbound passenger train out of New York City was sup posed to hold up on a siding until a westbound train from Babylon cleared it on the main line eastbound train failed to hold back An interstate Commerce com mission spokesman on the scene said signals were in order and working SAME Black means truffle death in pai U houri BAN OUTSIDE PORK Washington bill intro duced Friday by Senator Gillette DIowa would prohibit impor tation of pork from nations out side the economic cooperation program ;