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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 28, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Wires Fire Cents a Copy I MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28 1950 HUSBAND OF CANCER PATIENT nald F Borroto 65 leaves court Monday after testifying that he did not ask Dr Hermann N Sander to shorten his wifes life Dr Sander is charged with the mercy killing of Borrotos wife Abbie 591 a cancer patient Borroto Says Sander Treated Dying Wife Like a Mother Manchester N H husband of Mrs Abbie Borroto said today his dying wife was treated like a mother by Dr Hermann N Sander The 41yearold Dr Sander is on trial on a first degree murder charge accused of ending the womans cancer tortured life with an air injection into her veins Reginald Borroto the 65year old husband testified as to his wiftfs last illness If Mrs Borroto had been Dr Slanders mother or sister he couldnt have done more to min ister to her Caine Often Borroto a retired oil salesman said Dn Sander came often to his home during the last months of his wifes life Borroto added that the doctor often appeared voluntarily bring ing such gifts to the ailing woman as a canary complete with cage and other little offerings to take her mind off her misery Dr Sander called at all hours of the day Borroto said and some times as late as 10 oclock at night Under crossexamination Bor rotb said On various occasions Dr Sand er appeared very tired In fact on one occasion I told him he was a fool spending so much time work ing on committees outside of his office hours Like Brother Later Borroto testified if he Dr Sander wasmy own brother I couldnt feel more kindly toward him The dead womans husband made this comment after Defense Lawyer Ralph Langdell asked him whether he was friendly with the accused doctor and whether he had been to the Sander hotne for din ner Chief Defense Counsel Louis E Wyman then called for further crossexamination of Miss Eliza bethRose 24 the nurse who has testified she saw Dr Sander inject air into Mrs Borrotos veins Under crossexamination by Wyman Miss Rose insisted she couldnt remember telling other nurses that you dont have to worry about Dr he would come out all right Keokuk Chief of Police to Take Different Post Keokuk Chief G E Mickey Franks former police chief will succeed Louis Atkins as chief of police here Wednesday Safety Commissioner H R Delahoyde announced Delahoyde said Atkins will be come chief of detectives No rea gon was given for the change The city civil service commis sion Saturday dismissed charges by Mrs Ralph Brust Keokuk that Atkins failed to perform his duties properly Franks has beeri a member of the police force for 27 years 8AME k flag means traffic death In past St Acheson Says Hiss Action NotCondoned Washington Secretary of State Acheson told senators Tues day I would never knowingly tolerate any disloyal person in the department of state Acheson told the senate appro priations committee that he did not and does not condone in any way the offenses charged against Alger Hiss former state depart ment official Hiss was convicted of lying about contacting an admitted com munist courier who said he ob tained secret state department papers from Hiss Achesons statement came in the wake of a recent remark he made to newsmen after Hiss was convicted that he the secretary would not turn his back on Hiss a long time friend Rites Thursday for Brother Sister Who Died in Train Crash Grinnell services for a brother and sister killed in a trainschool bus crash will be held here Thursday afternoon Even as the funeral plans for Shelva Hay 12 and her brother Jerry 10 were announced au thorities continued their investi gation into the grade crossing tragedy The condition of 3 survivors of the accident meanwhile was re ported as fair to good Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cold through Wednesday Low Tuesday night zero to 5 above High Wednes day 22 Iowa Fair to partly cloudy and colder Tuesday night and Wed nesday Low Tuesday night zero to 10 above northweSt 1520 southeast Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 3 to 5 degrees below normalx Nor mal highs 36 to 44 Normal lows 16 to 21 Colder Tuesday night and Wednesday Rising tem peratures with light rain Thurs day and Friday Colder again Saturday Rainfall will average i inch or less Minnesota Partly cloudy windy and decidedly colder Tuesday night with snow flurries north east portion Fair and colder Wednesday Low Tuesday night 5 to 15 below north 5 above to 5 below south High Wednesday 5 below to 5 above north 10 to 15 above south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 33 Minimum 24 At 8 a m 25 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 22 Minimum i Judge Rules P Right to Limit Half Million Are Idled by Coal Strike Miners Show No Signs of Turning Back in Walkout Pittsburgh continuing strike of the soft coal miners ham mered mercilessly at the nations economy Tuesday as steel plants idled additional thousands The idle total resulting from the 3week general walkout now is well past the half million mark That includes 372000 striking United Mine Workers members and about 184000 railroad steel and automobile workers The miners showed no sign of weakening in their determination that there shall be no work with out a contract Seizure Predicted A high government official in Washington expressed a personal opinion that unless the strike is settled by Tuesday night federal seizure of the mines appears in evitable He asked that he not be named But there was no sign at the white house that President Tru man was preparing to ask for any such measure Contract negotiations between Lewis and the operators recessed after a onehour session Monday The UMW1 is busy fighting con tempt charges in Washingtons federal district court The union pleaded innocent to the charges growing out of the miners refusal to obey a court order to go back to work Cut Production CarnegieIllinois Steel corpora tion said supplies are so low it is reducing steel making in the Pittsburgh district from 96 to 53 per cent of capacity Unestimated thousands will be laid off The American Iron and Steel Institute said steel operations in the nation are scheduled at 737 per cent of capacity this the lowest figure since the week of November 14 last CarnegieIllinois largest United States Steel Corporation subsi diary already has sharply re duced operations at its plants in the Birmingham Ala area The Caterpillar Tractor com pany at Peoria 111 put its 15000 workers on a 3day week because of the fuel shortage 5Day Week Armour and company cut the work week from 6 days to 5 at its meat packing plants in Chi cago and Peoria St Louis became the latest city to declare a state of emergency in the fuel shortage The city set aside a ap propriation to create a stockpile of coal to supply needy house holders St Louis reopened its public schools shut down a week ago aut will close one hour early daily to conserve coal Has No Use of Gas v The Peoples Gas and Electri company does not have the righ to limit the use of gas Judge T A Beardmore of Charles Citj ruled in district court here Tues day He denied the utility companj an injunction against C D Herme local trucker who had admittet using gas to heat his truck garage without a permit from the utility company The Peoples Gas and Electrh company rules limiting the use o gas are in violation of the utilitj companys franchise with the city the judge said in his decree Anj limitation should have had the ap proval of the city council by reso lution or ordinance the cour stated The Peoples Gas and Electri company has since 1946 requirec a permit before gas could be usec for space heating The reason for the regulation attorneys for the company said was that the supplj furnished by the Northern Natur al Gas company was less than th local demand Attorneys for the utility com pany had taken steps to protec the supply of gas in the event o a decision by the judge holding void the companys regulation o gas users On Jan 20 they ap pealed to the city council to take over the regulation and a specia ordinance was passed The ordi nance prohibits anyone from mak ing new connections for the use of gas for space heating On Feb 15 a special meeting o the council was held for a public hearing on the problem At tha time Mayor Howard E Bruce ap pointed a committee to study al lotment of natural gas in other cities and report to the council No report has yet been made The committee includes Dave Randall building contractor Ray E Pauley heating contractor W H T a t e representing property owners and Fred G Steffen of the city council Episcopal Rites Conducted for Bayard C Way Funeral services for Bayard C Way 80 telephone company exe cutive who died Friday were con ducted Monday afternoon at St Johns Episcopal church with the Rev A E Pritchett reading the traditional Episcopal service Mrs R E Patton was the or ganist The flower committee consisted of Mrs Ralph Lloyd Jones Mrs Harvey J Bryant Mrs L T Bos worth Mrs Fred Duffield Mrs Helen Shipley and Mrs H D Page The Womanhood of St Johns Episcopal church and the em ployes of the Northwestern Bell Telephone company attended the service Attending the service from out of the city were Mrs S X Way Kenneth Way and Miss Beverly Way Watertown S Dak Mr and Mrs Tom Daylor Daytona Beach Rear Admiral T C Green Carmel Cal Mr and Mrs Frank Green Sioux City Mrs N E Isaacs Britt and Mr and Mrs A C Jacobson Spring Valley Minn Ushers were Leslie Hawkins M C Lawson and Robert Mott Honorary pallbearers were Har vey J Bryant Hugh H Shepard B A MacDonald Lee P Loomis H D Page R F Clough C F Weaver F C Lovell L A Moore and Jay Decker Active pallbearers were Duncan McCallum D D Gilbert C E Sippel C W Corby John Miller and Carl Dwyer Interment was at Elmwood cem etery The Major funeral home was in charge FAVOR SCHOOL BOND ISSUE Fredericksburr burg voters Monday voted 340 to 57 in favor of a bond issue for school improvement Five Youths Rounded Up for Robberies It was agreed that the one who could steal the most would be captain of the gang one of 5 boys ages 14 to 15 rounded up by local police Monday night admitted in a signed confession Chief of Police Harold E Wolfe said The youths who live in the northwest section of the city were arrested by Plain Clothes Detec tives Glenn Hamblin and W G Bruns in connection with a Sun day night breakin at the Eggert and Thomas Auto Supply 121 Delaware N E A radio some shoe skates bi cycle tires and tubes and a quan tity of other merchandise which one of the boys admitted taking over several weeks from the stores was recovered Chief ofPolice Harold E Wolfe said a juvenile court hearing for the youths will be held in district court Murray Finley assistant county attorney appeared for the state Tuesday in a conference with police The youths had a list of 10 places they planned to rob Chief Wolfe said he was told Two of them were ringleaders and the other 3 apparently had been main ly involved in peddling some of the merchandise stolen at Eggert and Thomas and minor items taken from an auto the A and P food store and Osco drug One of the 5 said the group had organized about Feb 1 Chief Wolfe stated and that their itinerary included entering the Decker Brothers sporting goods and the Ogilvy bakery The latter was attempted last Saturday night when plans were made to tie up a boy working there but entrance could not be made as thought through a back chute Chief Wolfe said the boy told him War Veteran Held on Assault Charge After Shooting Cedar Rapids Cur ran 39 of Cedar Rapids was held in the county jail Tuesday on a charge of assault with intent to commit murder The war veteran was accused of firing several shots near a Cedar Rapids home He waived to the grand jury and was held in lieu of bond Curran was arrested Saturday night after firing a revolver near the home of Mrs Nellie Meskness 43 a widow Curran was a patient and parttime employe at Schick hospital in Clinton He was visit ing his mother here i Harrys Cousin to Run for Congress Longr Beach Cal a 3rd cousin of President Truman says he be ieves Cousin Harry has been kidnaped by leftwingers To remedy the situation hes decided to run for congress he says He is a democrat but will seek nomination on both major party tickets When elected I shall utilize all my efforts to rescue the president from his abductors he said This Paper Consists of Two One No 121 Oklahoma Leopard laced Behind Bars Soviet Sets New Value for Ruble Prices Reduced Exchange No Longer in Terms of Dollars Moscow Soviet Union in sweeping price reductions Tues day night set a new rate for the rubles to the dollar in stead of 530 The government decreed tha the rate of exchange of the ruble would no longer be defined in dol lars At the same time it re valued the ruble in gold and for eign currencies The currency reform in the U S S R carried put in December 1947 liquidated the of the 2nd World war in the field of currency circulation and re established the full value of the soviet ruble the decree said Ruble Strengthened The abolition of the ration sys tem which was carried out at the same time as currency reform anc important lowering of prices for goods of mass consumption which was carried out 3 times from 1947 to 1950 led to still further strength ening of the ruble to an increase of its buying power and to an in crease of its rate in relation to foreign currency At the same time in western countries there took place and is continuing to take place the loss of value of currencies The price cuts will be effective Wednesday Price Cuts Typical price cuts cited in per centages were Beef 21 flour 25 beer 30 po tatoes 10 cotton textiles 15 woolen textiles 12 b u 11 e r 30 cheese 20 black caviar 30 choc olate sweets 20 cognac 25 salt 40 dessert wines 49 The Soviet Union has been grooming its ruble as a possible competitor to the dollar and the British pound in international economic affairs This appeared to underly soviet monetary policy in the past 2 years since the last revaluation of the ruble in December 1947 Wants Free Elections in All Germany Frankfurt Germany United States challenged Russia Tuesday to agree to elections hroughout all Germany possibly Dct 15 on the basis of free ballot ng Oct 15 is the date the Russians have set for an election in the sovietsponsored East German Peoples republic The proposal was made by the J S high commissioner John J VIcCloy But he indicated the United States would take no initi ative in organizing such an elec tion McCloys statement was inter preted here as a counter to soviet propaganda statements that the communists are the only ones who can reunite Germany The higher commissioner said he probably will discuss his pro posal with the U S state depart ment when he returns to Wash ngton this weekend to testify be ore a congressional committee on appropriations for Germany Chiang to Resume residency of Nationalist China Taipei Chi ang Kaishek announced Tuesday he would resume the presidency of nationalist China Wednesday The Chinese leader said he also ivould assume the post of com manderinchief of all nationalist orces He retired from both jobs in anuary of last year just before he fall of Nanking Vice President Li Tsungjen be ame acting president Li is re uperating in a New York hos ital from a surgical operation Chiangs message Tuesday made p mention of whether Li has iven his concurrence to the gen ralissimos action DIES OF LEUKEMIA Chicago 4 year old Wa erloo Iowa boy died in Illinois Research hospital here Monday of icute leukemia He was Kenneth ciimon LET ME ALONE IM escaped leopaSfthat led Oklahoma City a merry 3day chase snoozes peacefully in front of a portable cage after his capture Tuesday Drugged meat left in the open by city zoo officials put the cat to sleep only a few feet from where he leaped from his pit Saturday afternoon Hundreds of persons includ ing a marine reserve unit participated in the search Coal Shortage Closes Schools in at Least 3 Towns in Iowa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Schools in at least 3 Iowa towns were closed Tuesday be cause of the coal shortage and Iowa State college student were told they might beprohibited from studying The Ames city council met 4 hours Monday night to study unexpected shortage an t o coal in that city which came when the Wabash railroad tool over the local supply of coal a nonunion strip mine near Bussey The city council asked all resi dences to cut their use of elec tricity by 50 per cent and their use of coal also by 50 per cent Mayor W L Allan urged the college also to conserve elec tricity and coal He said he re alized that students had to burn the lights late at night with their studies He added that if the sit uation became serious the stu dents might be prohibited from studying at night Situation Eased The coal situation in Ames was eased somewhat however when the railroad later rescinded its or der in part and expressed willing ness to allow the city to share part of the supply available City Manager John Ames said rie thought the city could operate about 10 days with cooperation from all residents He said busi ness establishments might have to close earlier than normal The college has a 10day supply of coal Schools were closed at Elkader Tip ton and Wayland Elkader Mayor A L Olson calledon all citizens to preserve coal He said it may become necessary to close theaters and churches Waukee the last point to make a distress call to the Iowa fuel coordinators office Monday was to receive an emergency coal de livery Tuesday In Des Moines the Des Moines Housing Corp ordered all heat ing of water by coal in the Fort Des Moines housing project dis continued until the end of the coal shortage It said the order would affect some 75 of the 918 famil ies living on the project Pledge Cooperation Cooperation in voluntary brownout measures was prom ised by businessmen and officials at Cedar Rapids and Marshall own Both cities are served by the Iowa Electric Light Power com pany which is down to a 20day supply of coal At Davenport employes of the Evertite Manufacturing company sawed wood over the weekend to keep the plant in operation In Clinton the Clinton Foods Company which employs about 1 100 persons began a shutdown which will be complete by Wed nesday In Des Moines State Fuel Co Ordinator Rodney Selby said coal lad been arranged for Fredericks urg in Chickasaw county where he school and other places were hort of fuel Admits Being on McCarthy Suspect List Washington Dem arest Lloyd a white house aide since 1948 confirmed a story in the Washington Post Tuesday that he has identified himself as case No 9 in the list of 81 persons Senator McCarthy RWis wants investigated McCarthy has brought about a senate investigation of his charges that many present or former state department employes were com munists or had communist front connections He said in a senate speech that he had a list of 81 such persons He referred to case No on this list as a speech writer in the white house who he said once failed to get clearance from state department loyalty board Lloyd had no doubt that Mc Carthy meant him when he read the senators speech the Post story said Among his other white house duties Lloyd helps gather and write speech material The Post said that Lloyd was glad there no longer is any mys tery about case No 9 and quoted him as saying he had sev ered connections a Ipng time ago with organizations he found to be leftish Senator Hickenlooper Flies to Mexico City Washington Hick enlooper RIowa Tuesday joined 4 colleagues in Mexico City to in vestigate progress of a hoof and mouth eradication program among that countrys cattle The others members of a sen ate agriculture committee left by plane Sunday They are Senators Thye Kem Gillette DIowa and Hickenlooper was unable to leave with the others because of pending legislation in which he was interested He left by plane late Monday night Holland CLINTON MAYOR DEFEATED Clinton Mayor George Still of Clinton mayor since 1947 and president of the Iowa League of Municipalities since last Octo ber lost his bW for reflection as mayor Monday A city council man Don Allison won the re publican nomination over Still by a 541vote majority in a primary election Knockout Drops Tame Jungle Cat Hunger Finally Drives Beast to Return to Zoo Oklahoma City Citys escaped leopard was cap tured alive at its pit Tuesday felled by a mickey Knockout drops placed in chunks of horse meat subdued the fero cious jungle cat long enough for him to be captured Zoo Keeper Juliam Frazier slipped a noose around the drugged animals neck and held him while he was caged Hunger finally drove the beast back to Lincoln park zoo the only home he had known since being brought here a week ago from the jungles of India He had been free p m Saturday when he leaped from a barless pit 18 feet deep and scam pered away while onlookers stood frozen with terror Stalked Cat Thousands of hunters had stalked the cat since his escape Airplanes helicopters and specially trained dogs were employed in the search But an empty stomach and per haps a yearning for the mate he left behind prompted the fugitive to return the same way he his own accord The leopard was found groggy by park employes and a game ranger as he was slinking sleepily toward the bait placed near his pit Frazier had given up all hope of capturing the animal shortly after it escaped Shoot to Kill The shoot to kiliJorder was sent out for the leopard which was less than 60 days out of the jungle After it escaped expert trappers and hounds attempted to track down the beast but always were at least 24 hours late Frazier estimated the leopard was at least 18 miles from the zoo before it returned to gnaw at the tainted meat This is the only meal ticket he knew Frazier said He had just been here a week but those tilings are smart Hounds on Way Offers of help and hundreds of suggestions flooded in to Frazier from all over the country on how to capture the animal While it was being caged a dozen hounds were on their way by plane to aid in the search A detachment of marine re serves walkietalkies airplanes and 2way radio police cars were brought into the big game hunt Frazier said the 175pound leopard would be turned into the den with its mate sometime during the day but it would not be on public ex hibition until we dig a deeper pit Although the leopard ate enough knockout drops to subdue a larg er animal it was able to throw off the effects when found Game Ranger Euell Moore and park employes James Ward and Marvin Grain found the leopard at its pit 1000 Workers Idle at Roths Waterloo Rath Pack ing company was out of the hcg market again Tuesday as a result of a labor dispute in its hog cut ting department Approximately 1000 workers in hog cut hog kill and allied depart ments were idled by the work stoppage A conference between the com pany and local officials of the CIO Packinghouse union was scheduled during the afternoon Truman to Speak on Behalf of Red Cross Washington President Truman will address the nation Tuesday night in behalf of the an nual fundraising drive of the American Red Cross The president will speak from the white house for about 5 min utes starting at p m program also will include a peech by Gen George C Mar hall national chairman of the d Cross 2 Children Kilied as Train Hits School Bus Monticello Maine school jus carrying close to 30 children ollided with a freight train at a rossing Tuesday Two children were killed and 10 Injured The driver Weldon Parent 3j of Monticello was shaken up V ;