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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 25, 1950, 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 LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Leaso Wires Five Cents a Copyl MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25 1950 ThU Paper Consists of Two One No lit CONSERVATION Williams vice president of the MarshalItown Manufacturing company tosses a log of native timber into the firebox of the plants boil er as C A Smuck fireman watches The company has augmented its coal supply by burning wood chunks with the coal ordinarily used for the boiler The company makes throatless shears gauges and punch presses Bridge Spans Pall in River During Blaze Decorah burned the supports of the Twin Bridges here Friday and the north section of the spans fell into the Upper Iowa river The bridges are being raised about 7 feet as part of a flood control project The north section about 50 feet long had been blocked up on lumber while abut ments were being extended The Otto Aschbach Construction company of St Paul was prepared to pour concrete in a day or 2 and tiers had been wrapped in canvas One of several kerosene heaters tipped and the center tier caught fire Pilings at the north approach also caught fire when the north span collapsed There was no estimate of dam age the but the contract for raising bridges was about The company did not carry insur ance a foreman said Still Seek Attacker of Reuther Detroit acquittal of Carl Bolton left unanswered Sat urday that perplexing question Who shot Walter Reuther A recorders court jury of 8 wo men and 4 men decided late Fri day that Bolton suave 41year old convicted burglar and onetime minor union official was not the gunman The jury was out 90 minutes but actually its members said it took only half that long to reach the verdict after a 4 weeks trial An innocent verdict was unan imous on the first ballot after 45 minutes The rest of the time was reported in discussion Bolton still didnt walk out of the courtroom a free man He has most of a 10to15 year term for to serve out yet unless he wins an appeal Bolton was the only man against whom a formal charge ever was placed in the April 20 1948 shoot Ing He was accused of assault with intent to kill Reuther presi dent of the CIO United Auto Workers UMW District Presidents Are Called to Washington Washington AP A gathering of John L Lewis top union leaders Saturday hinted possible weekend develop ments in the coal strike crisis With Lewis himself out of town the presidents of his soft coal districts came to Washington for a powwow with Thomas Kennedy Mine Workers vice president and John Owens the UMWs sec retarytreasurer The union strategy session pre ceded another negotiating meeting of union and coal operator repre sentatives Kennedy is the unions top spokesman with Lewis away It could not be whether the surprise determined session of union leaders was a tipoff to pos sible contract developments or merely a briefing on the situation before the unions scheduled court contempt trial Monday Government officials urgently prodded the peace negotiators in the hope of a break before the con tempt case comes to judgment but they were not optimistic Federal Mediation Chief Cyrus S Ching one of the men President Truman has assigned to try to end the 8monthlong dispute said there hasnt been any progress since the present courtdirected bargaining got underway Feb 15 The situation is exactly the same as it was when these con ferences started Ching said Nevertheless as the union operator talks resumed 10 a m CST Ching and David L Cole said they were redoubling their efforts over the weekend for an llth hour compromise Cole is chairman of Mr Trumans coal industry board The 2 officials held secret meetings Friday with John L Lewis and his aides but appar ently nothing came of the talks with the United Mine Workers leader Lewis left later for Springfield 111 to attend the funeral of a brother His absence from the weekend coal negotiations was a further dampener on prospects for a coal contract Onetime Yugoslavian General to Work on Farm Near Belmond Sheffield onetime Yugo slavian general arrived in Shef field this week and he will work on a farm near Belmond He is Maj Gen Chedomir Pet rovich who wears the karageorge star highest decoration given by Yugoslavia Petrovich was imprisoned by the Germans in World war II He re fused to return to his native land after the war because of com munist domination there SAME t fltc traffic n 2 Iowa Cities in Emergency Coal Moves By UNITED PRESS Muscatine and Davenport offici als put emergency measures into effect Saturday in an effort to conserve the remaining supply of coal on hand Muscatine Mayor Elmo Fergu son met Friday with dealers and decided to form a rationing board to distribute coal on a need basis He said effective Monday per sons needing coal will have to get a signed certificate authorizing delivery and dealers were told to deliver not more than one ton to a single purchaser The mayor said it may be neces sary to scale that down to ton if the cold weather continues Meanwhile the H J Hines com pany canning plant turned over a 1000ton stockpile of coal to the city to help ease the shortage The company had been keeping the coal in reserve Ferguson said that hospitals and schools had about a weeks supply on hand He said home owners whose basement stockpiles were depleted were the hardest hit At Davenport and suburban Bettendorf coal dealers told their drivers to check customers bins and leave no coal unless it was ap parent an emergency existed Fresh Snow Severe Cold Greet lowans Des Moines snow and severe cold marked the Iowa weather picture Saturday as the arctic air mass which moved into the state Thursday continued to hang on Snow ranged up to approx imately 8 inches and was heav iest in the east central Iowa area Highways generally were haz ardous and snow plows were out in many sections In the extreme southwestern corner of the state roads were 50 per cent icecov ered Snow flurries began in western Iowa Friday and gradually spread eastward The snow was light early Friday night but during the night and continuing into Sat urday morning it grew heavier After daylight it was snow ing heavily over most of the area northeast of a line from Esther ville to Muscatine the state high way patrol reported Lowest Iowa temperature re ported to the weather bureau during the night was 3 below zero at Mason City Fridays Iowa high was 18 above at Council Bluffs The heaviest snow re ported to the weather bureau was 10 inches at Conrad Iowa City had 4 inches of new snow up to a m sending the ground depth to 10 inches there Spencer had 5 inches of fresh snow and Oilman had 4 inches The weather bureau said a layer of moist air was overrun ning the cold air mass over Iowa causing the snowfall The cold air mass is expected to drift eastward very slowly This indi cates that snow and cold weather can be expected over the week end the weather bureau said Republicans See Hope in British Vote Washington XP Republicans aw their partys stock rising Sat urday on the strength of conserva ive party gains in the British elections Administration demo nats called the rise imaginary Republicans generally felt that he narrow margin of the British abor partys victory reflects a swing to the right in the western vorld that may help elect GOP candidates for the senate and louse in November Rep Halleck RInd was the most optimistic He predicted that he republicans will regain con rol of congress this year Similar Awakening The awakening of the British people to the dangers of socialism s being accompanied by a similar iwakening in this country Hal eck declared Senator Taft ROhio said he ias no doubt that the British re sults will be reflected in this countrys voting Rep Arends RI11 agreed calling the comeback of British conservatism a forerunner of vhats going to happen here But administration leaders in congress said the British results dont mean anything so far as American politics is concerned No Effect Senator Lucas of Illinois the democratic leader said he doesnt hink the outcome in England af fects either the legislative pro ram or the political lineup in this ountry Rep McCormack of Massa chusetts house democratic leader said political conditions in Eng and dont compare with those in his countryHe noted that no Dody here is talking about na ionalization of industry a prime issue in Britain Southern democrats generally applauded the strong run made by the conservatives NOVELIST DIES White Plains N Y Bacheller one of Americas most popular novelists at the turn of the century and after died Friday night at the age of 90 JUMPS TO SAFETY Muscatine UR Paul Sexton 18 Downey jumped to safety Fri day a few seconds before a Rock Island freight train struck his stalled car on a crossing here Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy and continued cold Saturday nigh and Sunday with occasiona periods of snow Low Saturdaj night near zero high Sunday about 10 Iowa Mostly cloudy and con tinued cold Saturday night and Sunday with occasional period of snow Low Saturday nigh zero to locally 10 below north and 5 to 15 south Minnesota Continued cold Satur day night and Sunday fair nort and east and occasional southwest Low Saturday nigh 20 to 30 below north 5 to 1 below south high Sunday zer north 5 to 10 above south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 6 Minimum 3 At 8 a m 0 Precipitation 13 Snow li inches YEAR AGO Maximum 30 Minimum 10 Laborites Will Carry On in Spite of Slim Margin Choose State Department Probe Group Washington ff The senate foreign relations committee Satur day named a 5man inquiry group headed by Senator Tyding D Md to investigate charges that communists hold high offices in the state department Tydings told reporters that there will be no witch hunt and no whitewash in the probe of charges made by Senator Mc arthy Other members of the subcom mittee are Senators Green DRI McMahon Hickenloop er RIowa and Lodge Republicans earlier had decided at a party policy committee meet ing to demand a 5member inquiry group Chairman Connally D Tex of the senate foreign rela tions committee favored a 3mem ber subcommittee but he yielded on that point Connally told reporters the sub committee will be empowered to hire 2 outstanding attorneys or investigators to aid the group into looking into McCarthys charges that 81 persons he said were com munists or fellow travelers have been or are employed by the state department Secretary of State Acheson has said there is no truth in Mc Carthys charges President Tru man characterized them as false Tydings said the 5member in quiry group will meet Monday to organize Fire Damages Burr School badly damaged the Burt public school building at a m Saturday the damage being so great that it will be impossibl to hold school in it for severa days School officials estimated th damage would be approximate mostly from water and smoke A new building 40 by 12C feet in dimensions which was pu up last year was undamaged The lire started in the boile room and was making consider able headway when the Burtde partment arrived The firemen and truck from Lone Rock also were called The flames burned through to the 1st and 2nd grades above the boiler room and the assembly room on the floor above W B Officer is superintendent of schools Thirteen years ago a fire almost completed destroyed the old school building leaving only a new gymnasium NEW MILLION HOTEL ORDERED TORN DOWN is the Club Villa in Los Angeles completed recently at a cost of which an irate judge Friday ordered torn down or moved to another location The owners Maurice and Zimmel Miller were charged with building the place without a permit failing to obtain a certifi cate of occupancy maintaining a public nuisance and operating a cafe night club and swimming pool in violation of zoning ordinances The judge after a personal survey termed the hotel a glorified quickie motel Sheriff Testimony Stricken From Record in Sander Trial Manchester N H for Dr Hermann N Sander threw a block Friday against state efforts to prove that the husband of the woman he is charged with slaying had nothing to do with her mercy death The block was thrown up shortly before the murder trial Pave Way for Ending Rent Control Washington The senate appropriations committee Satur day paved the way for ending all federal rent controls on June 30 The move was made in a defi ciency appropriation bill The committee recommended to the senatethat the office of hous ing expediter which operates the nationwide controls be granted for use between now and June 30 but that the money be used to liquidate the agency and discharge its 4135 employes President Truman and other ad ministration leaders have called for an extension of federal ceil ings upon rents beyond June 30 The surprise action of the com mittee was announced after a closed session by Chairman Mc Kellar He said there was no record vote among the 21 members and there had been some opposition Originally a n appropriations subcommittee had granted a re quest for a deficiency appropriation to continue rent controls until June 30 by which time congress was expected to pass upon the request to extend them the 41yearold country doctor recessed for the week end Dr Sander is charged with Mrs Abbie Borroto 59 a cancer doomed patient with meth al air injections Chief of Defense Counsel Louis E Wyman bounced to his feet the instant Sheriff Thomas E OBrien testified the prosecution had a signed statement from Borroto The statement said that Borroto claimed he had nothing to do Names Assistant to County Attorney in Bednasek Murder Case Iowa City Judge James P Gaffney has appointed Edward F Rate of Iowa City to assist Johnson County Attorney Jack C White in the states first degree murder case against Robert E Bednasek Meanwhile Clair Hamilton one of Bednaseks attorneys said the young University of Iowa student would voluntarily enter the uni versity h ospitals psychopathic ward Monday for a checkup Ham ilton emphasized it was a volun tary checkup and not a court or der Bednasek 24 of Cedar Rapids is accused of claying Margaret Anne Jackson 20 coed from Bur lington Iowa in a mens rooming house last December Believe Karpe Met Death Accidentally Vienna Austria S army authorities said Saturday the facts indicated the U S Naval Captain Eugene S Karpe met death acci dently Thursday in an Austrian railway tunnel south of Salzburg Karpe was a close friend and an Annapolis classmate of Amer ican Businessman Robert A Vog eler now in a Hungarian prison after being convicted of espionage and sabotage with Dr Sander in this Quote Sander Testimony had been presented earlier quoting Dr Sander as say ing he yielded to Borrotos plead ings to end his wifes suffering even if it meant eliminating her life Judge Harold E Westcott sus tained Wymans objections and or dered the sheriffs testimony stricken from the record Wyman told newsmen later that Borroto would be called as a de fense witness if the tate doesnt place him on the stand On learning of Wymans state ment Attorney General William L Phinney said I might save him the trouble Adjournment left incomplete a nurses account of the waning life of Mrs Borroto Miss Elizabeth Rose read bed side notes covering the first sev eral days of her attendance on Mrs Borroto starting Nov 22 Mrs Borroto died Dec 4 The notes contained frequent references to injections of drugs to ease pain and flagging pulse and respiration Some Fain Phinney said that the nurses testimony is designed to show that although Mrs Borroto suffered some pain no extraordinary amount of pain was shown on the charts The prosecution has produced witnesses vho quoted the accused physician as having said he did an act of mercy prompted by the womans husband There was general agreemenl among prosecution witnesses that Dr Sander contended that al though he might be breaking the law he was committing no moral wrong 3 Injured When Cab Hits Train Tama women were injured Friday when the taxicab in which they were riding skidded into a train Authorities said Floyd L Purvis the driver attempted to stop his cab when he saw the Milwaukee Hiawatha pulling into the Tama station His cab skidded on the ice and slid into the train which pushed it about 85 feet Purvis suffered only minor cuts The passengers Marie Herink 28 Alvina Uridal 49 and Emily Si mon 55 were taken to a hospital All 4 in the cab were from To ledo Services for B C Way Set for Monday Funeral services for B C Way 80 telephone company executive of long standing who died Friday afternoon following a lingering illness will be held at St Johns Episcopal church Monday at p m The Major funeral home is in charge of arrangements The early part of Mr Ways career was in the drug business at Britt but he was to become widely known for his telephone company enterprises He joined in the form ing of the old Western Electric in 1895 and became a vice president of the Northwestern Bell Tele phone company when the Western Electric merged with it in 1929 He had continued to maintain his home and office in Mason City Mr Way is survived by his wife 5 nieces and nephews Lt Col Clyde C Way West Chester Pa Mrs Emile Marghab New York City Rear Adm T C Green Cau mel Cal Mrs J M Nicholson Rockingham N Car and Kenneth Way Watertown S Dak Assets of 3 Red Satellites Are Frozen Washington sudden freezing of Bulgarian Hungarian and Romanian assets in this coun try sent United States relations with the soviet satellites skidding to a new low Saturday Closely following the breaking of relations with Bulgaria earlier in the week Attorney Genera McGrath announced Friday nigh that the United States has haltec payments from bank accounts and other assets held here by citizen of the 3 eastern European coun tries Only a few hours before Sec retary of State Acheson had in dicated that this country has vir tually given up hope of protecting American citizens and their in terests in the 3 countries H hinted that the next step may b the rupture of relations with Hun gary and Romania The justice department said th satellite assets were frozen be cause of a delay in compensating American claims in the 3 com munist nations It wouldnt say whether the ac tion was connected with the con viction of American Businessman Robert Vogeler in Hungary a rlays ago on chargesof espionage A Budapest court sentenced Vog eler to 15 years imprisonment Similar charges have been hurled at American envoys in al 3 countries The United States broke off re lations with Bulgaria Tuesday be cause that nation refused to drop its request for the recall o American Minister Donald Heath whom it charged with plotting against the Sofia government Party Will Form New Government Record Vote Marks Strong Comeback by Conservatives London Prime Minister Attlee said Saturday his labor government will carry on even hough it has perhaps the smallest jarliamentary majority in a cen ury He announced the decision to newsmen after a 75minute emerg ency session of his cabinet It means the labor party will orm another government even at he continuous risk of being orced into a new election at a ime not of its choosing All Attlee would say when he emerged from the meeting at No 10 Downing street his official residence was Well we are carrying on Formal Statement A formal statement may be is sued later No one knew whether it would come Saturday Attlee then stepped into a car driven by Mrs Attlee and left for the weekend at an undisclosed place in the country A recordsmashing vote re turned Britains socialist labor party to power Friday with the thinnest majority in over a cen tury so weakening the govern ment that new elections may have to be called A strong comeback bid by the smooth party machine of Conserv ative Leader Winston Churchill although defeated came so close to the winning mark that labors mandate for giving Britain more socialism and more nationalization of industry is seriously threatened 5 Seats Unfilled All but 5 of the 625 seats in the next house had been decided when the votecounting stopped for the weekend An untouched record of 84 per cent of Britains qualified electors had cast a total of 28582901 votes The results so far gave labor 315 seats conservatives 294 seats liberals 8 Irish nationalists 2 and one seat to the neutral speaker of the house Results from 4 districts in Scot land will not be reported until Monday Three of these are nor nally conservative The 5th dis trict still Manches not vote until next month because of the death of one of the candidates Need 30 Seats Labor Party Secretary Morgan Phillips said a majority of 30 seats was the minimum with which any singleparty govern ment could effectively get through its major policies Should the labor government be defeated on any of the major is sues it has promised to put through as further nationalization or even approval of the national budget which is due April would have to resign New elec tions then would have to be called One factor played up by con servative commentators was that more Britons actually voted against labor than for Attlees party got 13209400 votes Churchills party got a close 12408808 votes which added to the liberals 2610276 and other smaller parties outnumbered the labor vote by nearly 2000000 10 CHILDREN HURT Newton children were hurt Friday when a semitrailer truck skidded on icy pavemen and hit the side of a school bus There were Ii5 children on th bus None of the injured was hos pitalized Fox in Trunk Not Necessarily Bounty in Hand Algona JP City patrolmen here discovered that a fox in the car trunk is not necessarily a bounty in the hand Patrolmen Milt Hinders and An dy Phillips spotted a fox one ear ly morning recently while cruising down highway 169 One of the patrolmen knocked him over with a shot from a 38 revolver The officers tossed the animal into the trunk of the car and re turned to police headquarters They opened the trunk to haul out the fox Instead of a dead fox on which the county pays bounty the officers found a live animal crouching with bared fangs They used a shovel and night stick to kill the fox IOWA VOTE SPLIT Washington Iowas Re publican Senator Hickenlooper voted with the majority Friday as the senate killed a proposal to end all potato price supports and approved a milder substitute Senator Gillette DIowa Voted against the substitute bill ;