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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 22, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV Associated United Press Full HOME EDITION imiif Fivs CenU a Copyl MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 22 1949 This Paper Consists of Two One No GlobeGazette Photo PITY THE POOR milk popping from the bottles on a North Iowa doorstep is one illustration of the brittle subzero temperatures blanketing this area Friday night and early Saturday The mercury sunk to a frigid in Mason City for a 5hour stretch early Saturday while Sibley recorded the states low ot 31 below 4 Crewmen Die in Crash of Superfort Great Falls Mont 12 crewmen were killed Friday night when a B29 crashed into a snow blanketed field minutes after taking off from the Great Falls air base Three were dead in the wreck age when rescuers arrived nearly 4 hours later The 4th died in the base hospital Of the 8 injured one is in critical condition The 15th air force plane was on a flight to its home base at Spok ane Wash from the Smoky Hill base at Salina Kans A crewman who was thrown clear trudged 5 miles through heavy snow back to the base to notify officials of the crash Four wheel drive trucks were used to plow through 4 foot snowdrifts to evacuate the injured Sibley Gets Record Minimum Below Zero Hectic Week Comes to End for President Washington UR President Truman settled down for a quiet weekend Saturday the hectic festivities of in auguration week His inaugural social schedule just about over the president and his immediate family had no plans except to enjoy a simple home visit with relatives and friends here from Missouri Mr and Mrs Truman and daughter Margaret made their last major social appearance of inaug uration week Thursday night when they attended a reception of the Kentucky state society in hon or of Vice President Alben W Barkley A short tune before the presi dent had dropped into a postin augural reception given by Sena tor J Howard McGrath He said there that he would do everything possible to push forward his leg islative program because the dem ocratic platform scrap of paper Mr Trumans was not just a voice seemed a trifle tired at the Barkley recep tion but he was in excellent spirits He said he and his running mate had enjoyed a wonderful inauguration but Im glad it comes only once every 4 years Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness with some light snow beginning Saturday night Low Saturday night near zero Snow Sunday turning colder late in afternoon Iowa Fair Saturday night Sun day cloudy and not quite so cold with light snow north portion Low Saturday night zero to 10 below north to zero to 5 above south Minnesota Increasing cloudiness and not quite so cold Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy north and mostly cloudy south portions with light snow ex treme south portion turning colder north IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 13 Minimum 13 Below At 8 a m Saturday 11 Below YEAR AGO Maximum 9 Minimum 9 Below BULLETIN Sibley temperature dropped to an official low of 31 degrees below zero here early Saturday This was 8 degrees colder than the previous Iowa low of 23 for the current win ter It also was one degree cold er from the lowest reading of the 194748 winter when 30 below was recorded also at Sibley March 11 1948 Des Moines temper ature dropped to 23 degrees be low zero at Marshalltown and Decorah early Saturday as sub zero readings prevailed through out the state Although riot quite so cold is forecast for Saturday night and Sunday is freezing rain and snow also is on tap the weather bureau said The 23 figure equals the cur rent winters low recorded earlier this week when Elkader also had a 23 below zero mark Elkader Saturday reported a low of 22 No new precipitation was re ported by the weather bureau and the highway patrol said roads were normal except for patches of packed snow in protected areas Low readings reported by the weather bureau all of them be low zero included Spencer 19 Waterloo 18 Iowa City Cedai Rapids and Atlantic 14 Ottumwa 10 Burlington 3 Council Bluffs 6 Charles City 13 Des Moines 9 Ames 11 Sioux City 12 Mason City 13 The highest reading reported in Iowa Friday was 31 above a Dubuque At Sioux City the tem perature did not get above zero at any time throughout the day Fri day The weather bureau said freez ing rain or snow would over spread the state Sunday NEW SNOW PILES UP IN WESTERN STATES By the Associated Press New snow piled into the west Saturday complicating the job of stockmen and government offi cials trying to save driftbound cattle and sheep Parts of Nevada already cov ered with a snow measuring up to 17 inches received most of the new blanket Meanwhile the 4th air force was ready at Hamilton Field Cal to inaugurate an airlift for live stock in Nevada and other western states but waited results of a con ference in Washington At Ely Nev already under 8 inches of snow and one of the points hit by the new fall George N Swallow secretary of the United Stockmens association es timated 70000 sheep are in a critical condition because of lack of feed and exposure Estimates placed the number of livestock endangered at 20000 The stock are in Colorado Idaho Montana Wyoming and Utah in addition to Nevada Senators of the 6 states Friday met in Washington to ask for emergency legislation One suggestion of the confer ence was that feed be dropped by air force planes Planes from Lowry field near Denver Colo have dropped more than 100 bales of hay and alfalfa in that area in the past 2 weeks Temperatures plunged to far below zero again Saturday in snowcovered sections of the mid west The mercury dipped to 29 below at Willmar Minn during the night It was minus 18 at Far go N Dak at Miles City Mont and at Sioux Falls S Dak Temperatures in the cold be were expected to moderate bu cold weather was forecast for the weekend 3 Elderly Persons Die in Flames Chicago UR Three elderly persons burned to death early Saturday when fire destroyed their house in Chicagos backof theyards district The 3 dead were Anthony Mica 68 Michael Lekostej 75 and his wife Rose 75 The fire in the old 2story frame residence was discovered by pas sersby who called the fire depart ment The building was half consumed by the time firemen arrived The bodies of the victims were found in the ruins after the fire was brought under control They apparently died in their sleep Reds Honor Lenin With Celebration Pravda Editor Makes Prediction of Communist Triumph Moscow editor in the presence of Premier Stalin declared Friday night that this is the century of communism not of Wall Street At the same time P N Pospe lov the editor who addressed soviet leaders on the 25th anniversary of the death of Lenin declared Soviet Russia has an unshak able will for international coop eration He reminded his audi ence of Stalins assertion that peace is possible between the dif fering systems but bitterly at tacked angloAmerican war mon gers Truman Hits Reds Pospelovs speech appeared to be the latest development in the eastwest cold war in which there have been signs of a soviet drive to convince the world she wants peace He spoke just a day after President Truman in his inaugur al address called communism a false philosophy and predicted its followers in due time would recognize democracys strength abandon their delusions and join with the rest of the world in an international settlement Pospelov cited China as an ex ample of the failure of plans of American reactionaries and said the communists there were win ning decisive victories He said Lenin once wrote that the issue of the struggle depends in the end on the fact that Russia India China and others constitute the overwhelming majority of the population Forecasts Triumph And precisely this majority of the population is being drawn with extraordinary speed in the course of the last years into a struggle for their liberation said the editor Concluding that there are 24 000000 communist party members around the world Pospelov de clared The 20th century will be a century of the complete triumph of Lenin the triumph of the great ideology of equality and friend ship among the peoples Peiping Taken by Communist Army Sentence 2 for Violation of Draft Law AP Wirephoto FARMERLEGISLATOR SETS CORN YIELD roll Brown state representative from Mahaska county takes his seat in the house in Des Moines Friday after setting a corn yield record on his Oskaloosa farm Thursday Browns yield of 2242 bushels per acre computed in a contest sponsored by the Iowa Corn and Small Grain Growers Assn exceeded by 6 bushels the record last year of 21867 pro duced by Don Radjia in Wash ington county CIO Calls for Donations Political Program for 1949 Planned Milwaukee Wis CIO called upon its millions of mem bers Saturday to contribute SI each to finance its political pro gram next year Political Action Director Jack Kroll said We are not democrats and we are not republicans We are not going to attempt to cap ture the democrats or the repub licans and we are not going to be captured by them He spoke at an international education conference of the CIO United Auto Workers union Fri day night The UAW officials were studying phases of the new a month pension demand an nounced by President Walter P Reuther Kroll said the CIO must fight for a fair deal in every state legislature in city and state elec tions and in congress There will be 530 or more city elections in 1949 and we will have to fight in them he said Some governors will be elected There is where youve got to exert your strength Will Discuss Peace Without Battle Halt By ARTHUR GOUL Nanking UR Nationalist China is ready to negotiate with Chinese communist leaders for peace even while hostilities con tinue ShaoLiTze head of a 5 man delegation which will seek a peace settlement said in an ex clusive interview Saturday Receiving me in his sparsely furnished room lighted only by a single candle and a flickering kerosene lantern Chinas grand old man of peace revealed that nationalist leaders have aban doned their insistence that a ceasefire precede any negotia tions His delegation Shao told me stands ready at any minute to fly from Nanking to any place in communistheld territory which red leaders may designate for first meeting Even as I talked to the 67 year old Shao and heard his promise to do his utmost to make a suc cess of peace negotiations which may end Chinas 3year civil war sn authoritative sourse here re vealed that the nationalist gov ernment left behind by the self exiled Chiang Kaishek will no move to Canton as previouslj planned The government will remain in Nanking this source said as a further step to prove its sincerity in seeking peace Communist forces are reported only 37 miles from the capital moving rapidly toward the Yangtze river C H DWELLE C H Dwelle Rites Sunday at Northwood Northwood Funeral services Government Drives for Peace Talks Official Sources Say Nationalists Move Out of City Nanking ancient capital of the Manchu dynasty in China surrendered Saturday to communist forces and the nation alist government stepped up its drive for negotiations to end Chinas 3year civil war Official sources confirmed ear lier independent reports that Gen Fu TsoYi nationalist commander of besieged Peiping had surren dered the city to the communist forces under an agreement by which fighting stopped at 10 a m Saturday 9 a m Friday night EST Move Out The official sources said that nationalist troops already were moving out of the ancient walled AntiRabies Shot Fatal to More Baltic Refugees Land on Miami Coast Miami Fla the 3rd time in 2 years Miami is the un expected host to a group of Baltic refugees who sailed the Atlantic to escape Russian persecution Thirtyseven Finns and Eston ians docked their 95foot auxiliary chooner here Friday night after months of travel from Sweden One of the party an 8 year old oy was taken to Jackson Memo ial hospital believed to be suf ering from appendicitis Walter F Miller district immi ration chief said the entire group lad been placed in quarantine sending legal action Two years go a similar group of Estonians anded here They were admitted nto the country after President Truman intervened in their be alf The ships captain told Miller hey pooled their financial re to outfit the 64ton 2 masted schooner and departed lelsingborg Sweden on Aug 9 1948 Des Moines Dis trict Judge Charles Dewey Sat urday sentenced 2 peacetime draft violators to 18 months in a fed eral penitentiary when they ap peared before him and still re fused to register for the peace time draft The 2 Henry Joseph Standing 24 an Earlham farmer and Arlo Tatum 25 a Columbia entertainer pleaded nolo contendere no contest to the charge Both told the court they would not register for the draft They said they based their refusals on the teachings of the Quaker re ligion Within the past week Judge Dewey has sentenced 6 Penn col lege students and a young Oska loosa of them Quakers similar 18 month prison terms for refusal to register for the draft RITES FOR CRASH VICTIM Greene Funeral services will be held here Sunday after noon for William Bronsema 51 year old contractor Bronsema died in a Charles City hospital of injuries suffered in a collision near Greene early Monday sician Iowa City Dr John H Butts 54 Waterloo physician died at p m Friday in Univer sity hospitals here He was brought here Wednes day seriously ill from a reaction to an antirabies inoculation After the familys pet dog died and showed rabies symptoms Dr Butts inoculated himself and members of his family as a pre caution No member of the family had been bitten Physicians at Waterloo said about one person in a thousand re acts unfavorably to antirabies serum for C H Dwelle 66 town clerk and justiceof the peace here for many years will be held Sunday at p m at the First Baptist church the Rev Arthur Peters pastor officiating Burial in Sun set Rest cemetery at Northwood with the Cornier funeral home in charge Mr Dwelle died Friday morning at his home here after an illness of 3 months For 15 years Mr Dwelle was news editor of the Northwood An chor and for some years he served as correspondent for the Globe Gazette at Mason City He served as justice of the peace at Northwood for nearly 20 years and in a town of less than 2500 population he performed more than 2500 marriages during the years he served in that capacity Mr Dwelle was born and reared in this community and for many years engaged in the banking business Throughout the years he was active in community affairs and prominent in the Masonic lodge and Eastern Star Surviving are the widow and 5 children as follows Horace Elkin W Va Mrs Dean Dutton Van Horne Dorothy instructor in the University of Wisconsin extension department at Racine Alberta li brarian Buena Vista college Storm Lake and Mrs Howard Borland Storm Lake SAME Black means traffic death IB put 14 konri Waterloo Shoe Store Is Damaged by Blaze Waterloo fought a blaze in a Waterloo shoe store in 18 below zero weather for 44 hours early Saturday before bring ing it under control The fire believed to have been started by hot ashes damaged the interior of the onestory big shoe store Smoke caused considerable damage to the adjacent Sears Roebuck store There was no immediate esti mate of the loss Iowa Woman Collects Own Life Insurance Burlington Anna M Weber Burlington centenarian has collected a life insur ance policy on herself An insurance man said she prob ably was the only woman in the country inmany years to collect her own life insurance When the policy was written in 1898 it was stipulated the policy holder must live to be 100 years old in order to collect on it per sonally Mrs Weber did just that She will be 101 next June 22 The check came as a surprise to Mrs Weber and her 2 daughters Clara and Ana M E Weber with whom she makes her home Two potted plants were given her by the insurance company in honor of the occasion Edmund McConney president ol the American Society of Actu aries said at Des Moines that only 2 or 3 persons in the United States were able to collect their own life insurance policies each year Actuarial tables stop at 100 years Gets Hit by Bullet While Foiling Theft Bettendorf young fill ing station attendant is in a hos pital here with a bullet wound in his left arm after thwarting a holdup Friday night Richard Evans 19 Silvis 111 was shot by a man who attempted to rob the cash drawer of the station Evans told police the man drove into the station Friday night and asked to cash a check When he opened the cash drawer the man pulled a gun Evans said I threw a heavy oil measuring can at him and he fired once hit ting me in the left arm Evans said Evans said the man then fled to his car after dropping the money He said another man was in the city They will be reorganized by communist leaders into a peoples selfdefense army it was said In Nanking modern capital of China the nationalist leaders left in power when Generalissimo Chi ang Kaishek went into exile Fri day surrendering the presidency Reds Blame U S San Franc if co Chinese communist radio charged Saturday that Chiang Kaisheks retirement and Li Tsungrjens taking over the bo gus presidency is all at the prompting of the American gov ernment The red radio charged that the American government sup ported Li Tsungjen lor vice president with this very purpose hi mind named a 5man delegation to sue for peace with the communists Unofficial but reliable sources said the advance units of the com munist hordes driving toward the Yangtze river have reached within 37 miles of Nanking There seemed to be nothing to check their advance to the great river which splits China from east to west Nanking stands on the south bank of the river Reds Drive Ahead The reports said that the com munist troops driving along the TientsinPukow rail line had reached Fahoci a little rail town 37 miles northwest of Nanking and that government troops had begun fullscale evacuation of Chuhsien 35 miles northwest of the capital and were falling back to the Yangtze The official announcement that Peiping had surrendered said that a small police force was being left in the city to maintain order as the nationalist troops marched out car Rath Manslaughter Trial Starts Monday Waterloo of Fred Lee Roberts 55yeaold Dunker ton Negro charged with man slaughter in the slaying of a picket during the May 19 riot at the Rath Packing company plant here is scheduled to begin in district court Monday with selection of a jury Roberts has admitted firing a pistol when pickets stopped his car as he approached the plant gates on his way to work William J Farrell 38 was killed A grand jury reduced the orig inal charge of murder against Roberts to manslaughter Roberts is free under bond NOTES WHICH THREATENED VAN MEULEBROCKS Above which threatened Marie VanMeulebrock and her mother Helena AP Wlrcphoto photo shows notes during their anti gambling crusade in Moline 111 States Attorney Bernard J Moran said the hand writ T i i l f iL n It o a ing and printing in connection with the notes have been of Manes twin sister Matilda positively identified as those Awarded in Damage Suit Albert and Marcella Ficken of Lime Springs were awarded against Victor Spilde Al bert Lea by a district court jury which returned its verdict at 9 p m Friday after 9 hours delibera tion The Fickens had asked 065 and Spilde in a counterclaim Jury Members Are Subpenaed To Testify in Trial of 11 Top Communists New York of a recent federal spyhunting grand jury were under subpena Satur day to testify in the battle of 11 top U S communists against the federal jurypicking system in New York It was this same grand jury which indicted the 11 communists all members of the partys national committee and which returned perjury indictments against Aiger Hiss in its probe of espionage and subversive activities Hiss former state department official was indicted after he de nied he passed government in formation on to Whittaker Cham bers selfconfessed soviet courier The subpenas were issued by counsel for the communists Fri day as part of their fight to prove that the method of selecting fed eral juries were discriminates against minority groups and the poor Because of the alleged dis crimination they claim the indict ment against their clients and the panel of trial jurors should be thrown out Questioning of the former grand jurors however cannot take place before Wednesday Jan 26 the next time the trial of the 11 will resume COFFEE THE SECRET Red Oak UR Mrs Herman had asked for damages to I Leander who will observe her his car in a collision on highway 65 at the American Crystal Sugar plant 2 years ago Mrs Ficken suf fered serious cuts about the face 101st birthday Sunday said Sat urday she has lived so long be cause she is a Swede and lots of coffee ;