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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 14, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Press Md United Press Full Wires Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 14 1950 HOME EDITION inim This Piper Consists at Two No SI CRASH FATAL TO men met their deaths and 4 others were injured in the crash of a CG15A glider at Lawson Aid Force base near Fort Benning Ga late Friday All aboard except the pilot were student paratroopers Glider Crash Fatal to 13 Paratroopers Fort Benningr Ga un explained crash of an air force glider here broughtdeath to 13 of Uncle Sams topflight rough and ready fighting men Five of the 17 men aboard the glider survived Fridays crash but one of the survivors died of in juries early Saturday Three of the remaining 4 survivors are in critical condition at the Lawson air force base hospital Among the victims were 11 stu dent paratroopers ready for their final the silk in one more jump Also killed were a sergeantinstructor and the glid ers pilot 2nd Lt Robert D Hen ley of Columbia Mo The cause of which was the first fatal accident in the glider training school since the death of one man in 1946 The glider one of 2 released by a C82 tow plane was settling on the runway normally when wit nesses reported one wing dipped sharply and struck the ground Hear Blast During Search for 2 Miners Mananoy City Pa workers trying to reach 2 brothers trapped in a mme cavein reported Saturday they heard a dynamite blast far below the surface of the earth The rescue men said the blast shortly before noon seemed proof that at least one of the men trapped was alive nearly 24 hours after the cavein and was attempt ing to dynamite a path to safety Weary and dirty the 150 rescue workers dug with renewed vigor into the rainsogged earth work ing with shovels and bare hands They were hampered by heavy rains which turned the ground into what a state mine inspector called miles of mud The brothers Joseph Burda 30 andEdward 25 were trapped late Friday in a collapse of earth in their independent operation near this eastern Pennsylvania hard coal town A 3rd brother Frank 19 scrambled to safety literally by leaping out of his boots as the collapsing earth crashed in on him He was among the rescue workers Saturday Prior to the dynamite blast there was no positive indication that either Joseph or Edward sur vived the cavein Acheson Counts on New Surge of Titoism in Chinese Reds Washington of State Dean Acheson is counting on a Chinese brand of Titoism to split China from the Russians it was reported Saturday He has informed the senate foreign relations commit tee that such a split may the eventual result of the cur rent visit to Moscow of Chinese Communist Leader Mao Tsetung Senators who heard the secre tary in a 2day briefing said Acheson hopefully stressed the possible development of a move ment within China paralleling that of Yugoslavias Marshal Tito whose heresy now is under daily soviet fire Supporting his belief that such a development is more than wish ful thinking Acheson said a split can come about in either of these 2 ways 1 Mao yields to soviet demands for a virtual stewardship over communist China and incurs the enmity of elements within China who then would turn against him and work for Chinas eventual liberation of 2 Mao stands firm against Moscows demands and assumes the role of a Chinese Tito de termined to go his own way pre sumably toward friendly relations with the U S As of now the United States is watchfully waiting But those who heard the secretary came away with the impression that the ad ministration would assist with limited economic aid the efforts of a Chinese Tito in much the same manner employed in Yugo slavia The committee believes that the possibility of a ChinaRussia split was the real reason for Achesons public remark that the single most important factor in the Far Eastern picture is Russias annex ation of 4 northern Chinese pro vinces Solon Asks Resignation of Officials Washington ff Senator Knowland R Cal demanded Saturday the resignation of ad ministration officials responsible for American policy toward China Knowlands demand came as angry lawmakers proposed that the U S classify Chinese commu nists as outlaws and shun any diplomatic dealings with them as a result of communist seizure of American consular property at Peiping Knowland said the state depart ment announcement that it is withdrawing U S sonnel from communist China underscores the result of our bankrupt China policy Knowland told reporters his de mand for resignations was aimed chiefly at W Walton Butterworth assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern affairs who announ ced the Peiping developments If the policies of the Far East ern division are approved by Sec retary of State Acheson the shoe fits him too Knowland said GOP Fights for Control of House Joins Southerners to Restore Rules Committee to Power Washington Tru mans fair deal program was at stake Saturday in a struggle for control of the house between ad ministration democrats and a coalition of republicans and south erners The GOPDixie team struck the first blow Friday with a move to restore to the rules committee its former power to bottle up house legislation While the immediate aim of the southerners is to block action on a bill to end job discrimination they made clear that they are prepared to join with the republicans against other major parts of the Truman program if their strategy is suc cessful They were confident that it will succeed Administration leaders weresilent but obviously worried Legislation Stalled Directly at issue is a rule pushed through the house last year by ad ministration leaders who felt that too much of their must legisla tion was being stalled in the rules group byrepublican southern teamwork Formerly such bills could be jarred loose only by a hhrdtoget petition signed by more than half the house members The new rule enables commit tee chairmen to call for a house vote on any bill which has been before therules group for 21 days Under that rule the administra tionbacked fair employment prac tices FEPC key item in Mr Trumans civil rights program due to be voted on in the house Jan 23 But Friday the coalition forced through the rules committee by a 9 to 2 vote a resolution which if approved by the house would knock out the 21day rule and re store to the committee its former tight grip on legislation Can Block Vote By resorting to technicalities Rules Committee Chairman Sa bath DI11 can block a house vote on the proposed change until after Jan 23 He indicated to newsmen that he will do that That would enable Chairman Lesinski DMich of the labor committee to call up the FEPC Speaker Rayburn recog nizes him But there are 8 other bills that can be called up the same day under the 21day rule and Ray recognize first Reds Seizing Peiping Consulate AP Wirephoto from one to 3 feet deep piled up around this Seattle home were typical conditions nearly paralyzing the normally moderate Puget Sound region in Wash ington The snow was whipped Friday and Saturday by one of the worst blizzards in the history of the region U S May Get 2 New Cardinals Vatican City UR Pope Pius XII probably will create 2 new U S Cardinals during a special consistory this spring Vatican sources reported Saturday Boston and St Louis are most probable choices for the new cardinals these sources said al though San Francisco also is being considered It has been rumored repeatedly during the past year that the 73 yearold pontiff planned to call a consistory during the 1950 Holy year to create enough new card 2 Schoolboys Held for Train Wrecking Try Chicago cocky school boys refused to tell police Satur day why they stacked heavy steel bars on the Chicago and North western railroad track nearly de railing 2 fast passenger trains The boys identified by officers as Thomas Bryl 12 and John Grayman 15 admitted blocking the tracks but refused to say why they had done it They were held overnight in the juvenile home They were seized Friday night by a railroad detective who found them near the switch shack from which they had taken switch bars FEPC some other chairman and other equipment they mitted piling on the tracks ad 5 Killed When 2 Buses Crash Gaylord Mich per sons were killed and at least 10 injured Saturday when 2 buses one carrying the Michigan Tech hockey team crashed on an icy snowclogged highway Four persons died in the crash and 1 person died enroute to the hospital at Grayline Mich 25 miles from the scene At least 4 of the dead all men were from Michigan Two were Michigan Tech students The 5th Consider Lie Detector for Mrs Epperly Davenport investiga tion of the Mercy hospital fire was in weekend recess Saturday while authorities considered use of a lie detector to check the confession of a young patient that she set the blaze that killed 41 women a week ago Saturday A special board recessed its in vestigation until Monday after finding in the ruins of the hos pitals mental ward the cigaret lighter with which Mrs Elnora Epperly 22 Rock Island 111 said she started the fire by igniting the curtains in her room Scott County Coroner Clark Fil seth said a preliminary hearing on a murder charge against the petite brunette probably would be held later in the week although it was scheduled for Monday Although discovery of the cigaret lighter led credence to Mrs Epper lys confession her husband John and the psychiatrist who treated her said they doubted her story Epperly 25yearold unem ployed steel worker said he was astonished that authorities be lieved the confession My wife should be in a hospital not in jail he said Dr Werner Hollander Daven port psychiatrist on whose advice Mrs Epperly entered the hospital Dec 12 said he was not con vinced she is telling the truth UMW Locals Will Ignore Work Order Pittsburgh leasjt 4 big UMW locals in southwestern Penn sylvania and another in West Virginia Saturday voted to con tinue their week old walkout de spite the orders of John L Lewis They include the 2000 workers at the worlds largest soft coal mine Some 69000 diggers in the heart of the bituminous belt quit the pits this week without explanation Lewis their union chief sug gested they go back to work on their 3 day week schedule on Mon day The rebellious locals are lo cated at Robena Nemacolin Isa bella and Lake Lynn Pa and Osage W Va The Robena mine operated by the U S Steel Corp is the worlds largest The Lewis edict which is what his suggestion amounted to failed to quiet rumblings of dis content throughout the 2 biggest coal producing states Union lead ers would not predict what action the miners would take Poison in Coffee Fatal to Mother DCS Moines A 26 year old Des Moines of 3 in a hospital Fri day night from the effects of poi soned coffee which she drank ac cidentally The dead woman was Mrs Jo The souce of the was not immediately determined After being taken to Still Osteo pathic hospital Mrs Haviland told authorities she had poured a cup of coffee at her home about a m Friday then left the room momentarily She said she be lieved her 3 year old daughter Ruth Ann put some insecticide in the coffee mistaking it for sugar Mrs Haviland died at p m Dr Leo Luka deputy Polk county coroner performed a post mortem examination He said the womans death definitely was caused by poison but that an an alysis of the stomach contents had not been completed Mrs Haviland is survived by her husband Harold and the 3 children including Carolyn 7 and Harry 5 Snow Storm Hits Northwest Then Lashes Mountain Stotes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The winter seasons worst storm dealt staggering blows inals to bring the sacred Collegeto victiai was a baby not immedi ita lull membership of 70 I Tax Deadline Is Extended 1 Day WMhinrton IP Because Jan uary 15 comes on Sunday this 1949 income tax estimates duo to be filed on that date will be accepted up to midnight Mon The 24hour extension of the I filing deadline was announced Saturday by the internal revenue i bureau SAME mtmot iriffU In 24 DeGasperi Asked to Form New Cabinet Rome Luigi Ei naudi Saturday asLri Premier Alcide de Gasperi to form a new Italian government De Gncperi was not expected to submit his choices for the new cabinet until next Wednesday or Thursday This was expected to prolong until Saturday the gov ernment crisis brought about when de Gasperis last coalition regime resigned Thursday to ef fect a government reorganization promised last October Since his Christian democrats control parliament de Gasperis reappointment was a matter of course He will begin talks with politi cal leaders later Saturday on the makeup of the new government Wife of Bennett Switches Parties Des Moines Myron J Bennett has followed her hus bands example and switched her party affiliation from republican to democrat Bennett city safety commission er and former radio disk jockey changed over from republican to democrat Thursday and announced he would seek the democratic nomination for governor in the June primaries Soldier Dog Together Again After 3 Months Chicago Elmer R Conn and his wandering police dog Bieter were together again Saturday after a separation of 3 months Conn bought Bieter in Germany and had him shipped to Sherman air base Ft Leavenworth Kans where Conn is assigned Bieter escaped from shippers Sept 24 and was found wandering in a park here He and Conn were reunited on a radio show Friday Ill never let him out of my sight again Conn said as the big dog barked happily and licked his face Submit Plans for New Army for Germany By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Western al5ed officials in Frank furt said Saturday that a group of former German generals have sub mitted plans to Chancellor Konrad Adenauer for a new German army Reports published abroad said the generals told the leader of the west German republic that r western Germany is to rearm i must have at least one infantrj division by June and an armorec corps by next year Field Marshal Viscount Mont gomery chief of the western alii ance military program has advo cated German strength in western armies Adenauer has said pre viously that if the allies wantec German troops to aid in western European defenses the German could serve only as units of an in ternational command and not as German army The British commonwealth for eign ministers have decided on a economicaid program for soutf and southeast Asia At their conference in Colombo Ceylon just ended the minister decided to recommend the pro gram of mutual aid to their horn governments The program parallels Presiden Trumans point 4 program of tech nical and monetary aid to under developed countries His program has not yet won congressional ap proval The idea behind both program is to stop the advance of commit nism and make for a more pros perous freetrading world HANCHER RETURNS Iowa City if University o Iowa President Virgil M Han cher has returned home after 6week trip to India and the MJd die East He was a delegate t the recent conference on Indian American relations at New Delh India the western and central parts of the Sports Bulletin HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING Mason City 32 North Des Moines 9 East Des Moines Mason City match canceled Fire ver wide areas of ountry Saturday A snowwind storm after striking with full force across he Pacific northwest roared into the Rocky Mountain tates Oregon larts of Idaho northern Cal fornia and northern Nevada eeledv from the impact of the dustery weather Blizzard conditions were fqre ast for Montana and Wyoming The storm hit western Montana riday night with strong winds and blowing drifting snow Tem peratures ranged from 20 to 25 be ow zero in northern Montana A blizzard blew into Minnesota nd colder weather spread across most of the north central region The colder weather also was ex jected in the flooded areas of the Dhio river valley sending temper atures down to around normal rom Fridays springlike read ngs Rain which had doused the Cratershed for several days had ended More families left their iomes as waters spilled over low ands Other river areas braced for major floods The blizzard which hampered he Pacific northwest was blamed or at least 5 deaths all in Wash ngton Highway traffic was snarled throughout the storm belt Air travel was halted and train service curtailed The storm hit hard on the Wash ington coast Winds reached a velocity of 60 to 70 miles an hour and at Redmond Ore it howled at a velocity of 78 miles an hour Seattles weather bureau said the storm was one of the worst in the citys history The city was blan keted with a 10inch snowfall The mercury night was 13 above Friday Told of Girl Setting With Lighter Davenport IP Scott County Attorney Clark O Filseth revealed shortly before noon Saturday that Davenport Police Detective Fred Vtielke and John Brennan had been assigned to question Mrs Amy Rivers of Cambells Island Moline who was rescued from the St Elizabeths fire She was said to have reported A girl out at the hospital started the fire with a cigaret lighter Attorney Filseth said that if the report proved reliable it would constitute important corrobora tive information The county attorney moved swiftly after the tip was relayed by Coroner C H Wildman who said he had received it from Dr Harry C Debourcy Silvis physi Thermometer Dips in Iowa During Night Des Moines mercury dipped 20 degrees lower in Iowa Friday night than the previous night with rain snow and wind accompanying the new cold wave in some areas Spencer was the states coldest spot both Friday night and the previous night It was 10 degree below zero there Friday night while Thursday night a 10above reading there was the state low Mason Citys minimum Friday night was 5 below The weather bureau said there were 2 inches of snow on the ground at Spencer Saturday one inch at Mason City and a trace at Charles City Winds which blew up to 55 miles an hour at one time died down during the night Ice which continued to make roads hazardous in western and northern counties also caused an antennae to break on the state po lice radio tower at Storm Lake Highways were listed as ice covered or slippery in districts 4 5 6 7 and 8 Saturday morning Those districts include all north west counties extending as far south as Council Bluffs and At lantic and as far east across the northern counties as the Decorah area Americans Are Recalled From China 36 Yanks Not Arrested When Seizure is Made Washington state de partment announced Saturday that the Chinese communists are seiz ing U S government consular property at Peiping It said the United States is re calling all American official per sonnel from communist China Chinese communist police and civilian officials the announcement said invaded that American con sular compound against angry American protests at a m Jan 14 China time p m Jan 13 There are 36 American official personnel in Peiping including Consul General O Edmund Clubb Communications with this group have not been interrupted so far The 36 had not been arrested at the tune the announcement was made 135 Americans There are 135 American offi cials and dependents throughout communist Peiping Tientsin Shanghai Tsingtao and Nanking In addition there are an estimated 3000 nonofficial Amer ican citizens in communist China and the state department an nounced Any facilities for evacuation from China which are arranged for our official personnel will be made available for all American citizens who desire to depart Assistant Secretary of State Walton Butterworth said of the recall order no one can keep rep resentatives in a foreign country if the foreign country does not wish them to be there Forced Out Butterworth said there are 4 American compounds buildings or groups of buildings enclosed by a Peiping and that the American personnel had been forced out of one of them and into another adjoining The compound from which they were forced out was the one hous ing the official consulate offices cian According to the county attor ney Mrs Rivers had given the report when she visited her daugh ter before being taken to East Moline State Hospital after her rescue from the St Elizabeths fire Fire Destroys Brick Building at Nichols Nichols A 2story brick building which housed the Porter Produce company was destroyed early Saturday in a spectacular fire No offical estimate of the loss had been made but it was said it would amount to several thou sand dollars Only a single brick wall of the building remained after the fire It was fought in 6 degree weath er by the Nichols West Liberty and Lone Tree volunteer fire de partments The produce firm owned the building which housed the I O O F lodge on the 2nd floor manager of the Nichols telephone next door to the Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and warmer Saturday night Light snow and turning colder Sunday Low Saturday night about 10 High Sunday about 25 Iowa Increasing cloudiness Satur day night not so cold Sunday mostly cloudy and colder snow east portion Low Saturday night 5 to 10 northwest to 15 to 20 southeast Minnesota Increasing cloudiness and warmer with snow begin ning Saturday night Sunday snow and warmer southeast Low Saturday night 10 to 15 below zero northwest 5 to 10 above southeast high Sunday 5 below northwest 25 southeast IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 32 Minimum 5 At 8 a rn 4 Precipitation 63 Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum 36 Minimum IB I office located produce firm turned in the alarm As an emer g e n c y measure the telephone switchboard was into the street during the fire It threat ened the telephone building for a time The heat was so intense it cracked the windows in a com mercial garage across the street from the burning building The fire broke out about 3 a m Nichols is located about miles northwest of Muscatine 18 Ward Reports on His Imprisonment Washington Ward former American consul general in Mukden reported to the state department Saturday on his re cent imprisonment by the Chinese communists The veteran foreign service offi cer conferred with officials in the departments far eastern division Undersecretary Webb planned to talk with him later in the day Ward has been resting since his return to this country Janurry 3 The Chinese communists issued a deportation order against him and his staff following the consul gen erals trial1 on charges of beat ing a Chinese messenger boy Ward denied the communists charges On leaving China he told reporters that he and his group had been treated inhumanely by the reds ;