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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 26, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI AMociated Press United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 26 1950 TJTTCv TT i i i GlobeGazette photo his arrival here Wednesday night s in his hotel suite He came from St Paul where a Thursday night show at Roosevelt fieldhouse wi v lei t I roil U j n 1OT OT P i o T j Howard E Bruce lA back left to r gh President of the ass Jerry Alderman A luncheon at the hotel Thursday noon r currently on a coasttocoast tour in which he presents An Evening with Joe E Union Raps Increase in Steel Price Washingten A The CIO Steelworkers Union said Thursday recent steel price increases were caused by an industry public be hanged attitude and not by high er labor costs Some top steel executives said Wednesday that even with last months a ton general increase prices are too low for the future health of the industry But the union said the boost was unwar ranted and Otis Brubaker of Pittsburgh re search director and spokesman for the union that claims 1000000 members said the price rise was far in excess of any demonstrable cost increases Brubakers statement 65 sta tisticladen prepared for delivery before the senate house economic committee whiph has been looking into the price boosts Until Thursday the committee had heard only from the heads of the steel Companies Without ex ception they cited higher costs especially the new pension and in surance programs the steelwork ers got after their strike last fall Matthews to Be Quizzed on Denfeid Washington Chairman Tydings DMd Thursday agreed to call Secretary of the Navy Matthews tbefore the senate armed services committee next week for questioning about the ouster of Admiral Louis Denfeid as top navy commander Senator Knowland RCal was pressing a formal demand for Matthews appearance when Tyd ings broke in That wont be necessary Later the chairman promised to all in my power to have the navy secretary appear next Mon day or Tuesday at a closed ses sion of the committee Prior to the committee meeting Thursday Knowland and other re publicans claimed enough demo cratic support to force the session with Secretary Matthews Tydings had opposed it 8 European Nations Try for FreeTrade Paris ministers of 8 western European countries met Thursday to try to break down historic trade barriers hampering their economies United States pressure brought them together to discuss setting up a European financial clearing house which would integrate mu tual trade under the Marshall plan SAME Coal Industry Renews Offer to Negotiate New Contract Pittsburgh soft coal industry Thursday re Sf John L Lewis to negotiate a new tract ihe operators said the offer was made because em ployes are being deprived of badly needed earnings and an acute shortage of exists The offer was made in a letter sent Lewis by the operatorsnego tiating committee of the national bituminous coal wage conference The industry said it sought a contract based on the same de mands it listed in previous fruit less contract negotiations They are 1 That the contract run until 1952 2 That no wage increases be sought 3 That the contract contain a no strike pledge 4 That it eliminate the clause that in the past permitted miners to work only when able and willing 5 That banned memorial strikes be Royalty payments would con tinue to be 20 cents per ton About 88000 miners in 6 states now are striking in dissatisfaction over their failure to get a contract and work a normal 5 day week Lewis United Mine Workers have listed these contract de mands A boost in the basic daily wage from a day to and a 15 cents a ton increase in the pay ments Operators make into the UMW welfare and pension fund Almost the entire industry is solidly unified in resistance to those demands WallaceDenies Knowledge on Atomic Leaks Washington A Wal lace said Thursday he had abso lutely nothing to do with war time uranium shipments to Rus sia Wallace wartime vice president testified before the house un Ameriean activities committee He asked to be heard after Radio Commentator Fulton Lewis Jr said in a broadcast last month that Wallace helped the Russians get supplies of atomic materials Uran ium is used in making the Abomb In a statement Wallace told the committee he did not even know the Russians were asking licenses for the shipments He added I did not know that lendlease recommended after consulting with the Manhattan district that they be issued and the agency which I headed the bureau of economic warfare had no discre tionary authority with respect to them The Manhattan district was the armys name for the wartime atomic bomb project The board of economic warfare BEW which Wallace headed had con trol over exports and imports of warvital materials Tht house committee has re ceived testimony that several shipments of uranium compounds were sent from the United States o Russia during the war Christmas Wish of Girl Comes True Oskahaosa Tenyearold r gp V j tCXJ Linda JSyce Shafer is looking to ward Friday with eagerness The big day is expected to bring the answer to Lindas Christmas pray mother The mother has been gone since she left to look for work 5 years ago following the death of her husband Linda and her brother Bobby now 9 have made their home with Mrs Osa Shafer their grand mother Last Christmas wide publicity was given the letter to Santa in which Linda said she wanted My mama for Christmas But no word came Then only this week the moth er now Mrs Thelma G Thomas telephoned from Odessa Texas that she had just learned through a clipping sent by a Texas friend of Lindas appeal Mrs Thomas said she would come at once and hoped to ar rive Friday Mrs Thomas who works as a clerk in the Odessa police depart ment remarried slightly over a year ago She wrote Linda that you have a wonderful new daddy who is crazy to get acquainted with my little boy and girl Achesons Stand Stirs GOP Wrath Secretary Says Alger Hiss Is Still His Friend Washington of State Achesons suddenly famous statement that I do not intend to turn my back on Alger Hiss stirred republican wrath Thurs day A number of those who have been arguing that the Roosevelt Truman administrations have been soft toward communism pre pared to follow the lead of Sena tor Mundt RS Mundt directed a 3hour attack on Hiss Acheson and administra tion foreign policies late Wednes day in the senate Of Achesons statement that he wouldnt turn his back on an old friend and state department associate who has been convicted of perjury in a trial that linked him with had this to say How Much Influence The important thing is not the manner in which Dean Acheson permits Hiss to influence the po sition of his thing that Americans would like to know is how far Dea Acheson has per mitted Hiss to influence his mind Senator McCarthy wanted to know whether Ache sons statement might be an in dication that the secretary of state is also telling the world that he will not turn his back on any of the other communists in the state department There were some informal ex pressions of admiration for Ache son on capitol hill based on the theme of personal loyalty but there was no apparent rush to his side Criticizes Acheson One democrat Rep OToole of Brooklyn criticized the state de partment chief OToole told a re porter If Secretary of State Acheson has been quoted correctly l feel that he has done the greatest dis service to due process of law and the democratic way of life that has ever been done by any American public servant Achesons remark at a high news conference came within a few hours of the sentencing of Hiss to 5 years on conviction of lying in swearing that he never passed any secret state department documents to an agent for the communist un derground Hiss maintained his in nocence and pledged he would vindicate himself This Paper of Two No Beardsley Decides to Seek 2nd Term Osborne to Start Buses in Ottumwa Ottumwa service will be resumed in Ottumwa not later than Monday Feb 6 This is the promise of J E Osborne Mason City who announced Thursday he definitely will organize a bus company here Ottumwa has been without bus service since AFL employes of Ot tumwa City Lines Inc went on strike in a wage dispute last Dec 27 Osborne operating lines in Ma son City and Albert Lea Minn said he will begin service with be tween 12 and 15 buses and with drivers and shopmen formerly em ployed by City Lines At the time the strike started City Lines was operating 23 buses James Schmiedpiat prcsen manager of the Austin Bus Lines Inc will manage the Ottumwa line ASK NOMINATION PAPERS Des Moines M Palmer Forest City republican and Ray nond Cornick RNew London Thursday asked the secretary of tates office for nomination papers for scats in the Iowa house of representatives Vandenberg Quits Atom Group Post Washington Senator Ar thur Vandenberg RMich re signed Thursday as a member of the joint congressional atomic en ergy committee Senator Bricker is in line to succeed him Vandenberg told a reporter that his recovery from a lung opera tion had not been as rapid or com plete as he had hoped and so he felt he had to cut down on his ac tivities Vandenberg is ranking member of the senate foreign relations committee He decided to retain that work in preference to the atomic activities Elderly Man Perishes in Albia Blaze Albia 86 year old man perished Thursday in an early morning fire that gutted a 3front building just off the corner of the Albia square He was Dan Carter who had oc cupied a 2nd floor apartment in the building His body was found m the ruins Carter had formerly operated livery stables here and at Russell Eighteen other persons includ ing several of advanced age either fled or were carried to safety in their night clothes The 66x66 foot building housed the Imperial tavern and AIs pool hall on the first floor A 3rd sec tion was not occupied There were 15 rooms on the 2nd floor where Cassie Larson op erated a rooming house Donald Norberg editor of the Monroe County News said the fire started at the rear of the tavern He said defective wiring was be lieved to have caused the blaze The first alarm sounded at 5 a m Norberg said Albia and Chari ton firemen working in nearzero weather brought the flames un der control about 8 a m Rowan Former Lawmaker Dies H Rowan 63 former representative to the state legislature from Wright county a lifelong resident of Clarion died suddenly of a heart attack at his home at 4 a m Thursday He was a retired mail carrier Mr Rowans father the late J E Rowan was a former U S minister to the Falkland Islands Survivors include the widow son John a student at the Eagle Grove junior college 2 daughters Mrs Lavern Voight of Eagle Grove and Katherine at home a brother Charles of Marshalltown and 2 sisters Mrs Maggie Temple ton Clarion and Mrs Josephine Bradfield Spirit Lake Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and cold through Friday Low Thursday night 15 below High Friday 10 above Iowa Fair and very cold Thurs day night Friday generally fair not so cold west portion Low Thursday night 510 below Minnesota Fair and continued very cold Thursday night Fri day increasing cloudiness with moderating temperatures Light snow north portion by Friday night Low Thursday night near 30 below north and 15 to 20 below south High Friday 5 be low north to 5 above south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum i Minimum Sees Economic Crisis in Part of Red China Kobe Japan former chief American diplomatic official in Tsingtao China said Thursday hat millions of Chinese in Shan ung province will starve before he next harvest because economic conditions in the communist terri tory are the worst in history The prediction was made by for mer Consul General Carl O Haw thorne of San Francisco a veteran of 17 years of state department service in China who arriyed here Thursday aboard the shellpunc ured American Isbrandtsen freighter Flying Arrow Hawthorne said he and 4 mem bers of his staff were threatened with imprisonment right up to he day before aur departure They considered themselves lucky to be safely out of China he said He declined to elaborate on the imprisonment threats on grounds it might jeopardize the safe evac uation of our other consular rep resentatives in communist China But of the economic situation in Shantung he said The Chinese communists face a major economic crisis in Shantung province which has a population of 38000000 Economic conditions there are the worst in history Hawthorne blamed a poor har vest lack of manpower commu nist restrictions and communist politics The Flying Arrow carrying only light cargo arrived here at a m under command of Capt David Jones who said he got his ship out of Tsingtao only after threatening to call for U S navy aid At 8 a m Precipitation Snow YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 17 i7 13 2J inches Do Not Want House Mother Supervision Iowa City UR The question whether professional fraternities need the supervision of house mothers was scheduled to be threshed out Thursday at a hear ing before the university commit tee on student life After Margaret Jackson 20 yearold Burlington coed died in a mens rooming house here last December the committee recom mended speedy execution of a uni versity decision to require the 7 medical chemistry and dental fra ternities tr have house mothers social fraternities already were required to have them Robert Bednasek 24 Cedar Rapids is held on a murder charge in Miss Jacksons death He is ac cused of strangling her Dean of Students Walter R Goetsch said a house mother gives a certain tone to fraternity living that a complete lack of femininity NOT DRYJUST COLDThe pump was noftoTdry but too cold to deliver water without priming Thursday iriom ing when the mercuryhit a low qfminusl7 Floyd FBin neke 705 14th S E who is doing the priming was both dry and cold The picture was hot taken on the farm but right in Mason City Pinneke shares the well with other families in the neighborhood which is outside Mason Citys water mains Temperatures Plummet Far Below Zero in North Iowa Des Moines froze up tight early Thursday and the winter sun brought little thawing Temperatures dropped far below zero in early morning and had crawled up past the zero mark in only a few places 3y midmorning Highways after Iowas worst storm of the winter Wed nesday remained treacherous in some sections where they were cannot give Some members of the profes sional fraternities however op posed the move on the grounds that professional fraternity men are old enough to be responsible for themselves and that it would be expensive to remodel their houses to add living quarters for house mothers GOES TO WAVERLY Elkader Ralph Pointer vocational agricultural instructor in Elkader high scfiool for past 2 years has resigned tc tske po sition as county extension direc tor for Bremer county at Allen Evans vocational agricul tural instructor in Clarinda high school will take Pointers place March 1 snowpacked or ice covered The weather bureau said i would be very cold Thursday night 25 Below The lowest reading in the state vas 25 below at Sibley This equals the season low mark listec at Sioux Rapids Jan 5 At Sioux City the mercury lipped to 23 below for the coldest Jan 26 there in the 53 years the weather bureau has kept records Spencer reported 22 below Other shivering points included Waukon Mason City and Cresco Decorah Council Bluffs and Atlantic Ames Cedar Rapids and Des Moine Strong northwesterly winds were making things still more dis agreeable in some sections Precipitation consisting chiefly of snow and sleet ranged up to 125 inches at Independence Highways in northwestern Iowa appeared the most hazardous for travel on the basis of early morn ing nigiiway patrol reports High ways in the general 12county area on a line from Woodbury IdaSac counties north were ice covered and slippery Some sec ondary roads were snowblocked Some highways in the northeast were reported 90 per cent ice covered In the area of Cedar Rapids farther south the morning report said highways were cov ered with rough ice 5Inches of Snow Council Bluffs had 5 inches of snow and sleet on the ground Thursday the weather bureau said Mason City had 3 inches Des Moines 2 Ames 18 inches and Atlantic Lamoni and Ot tumwa 1 inch Precipitation reports the weather bureau included Albia 57 Eldora 52 Gilman 91 Clutier 124 Walford 80 Brooklyn 71 Toledo 98 Vinton 95 Osceola 1Q3 Ottumwa 58 Oskaloosa 66 Sigourney 74 Independence 125 Clarence 52 Traer 90 Conrad 83 Marshalltown 80 Des Moines 182 Cedar Rapids 89 Dubuque 68 Waterloo 75 and Iowa City 84 SHARP CONTRASTS IN NATIONS WEATHER By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nations weather was on a climatic binge Thursday Most of natures elements ap peared on the loose fashioning a crazyquilt of contrasts across the country The late January weather pic ture There was bitter cold and moun tainous snow over the northern plains Cotton was blooming in Orange burg county S Car 5 months ahead of schedule At East Point Ga an Atlanta suburb aquince tree was abloom A new storm struck the Pacific northwest and the coldest weather in 60 years hit eastern Washing ton In Virginia trees were budding and flowers were blooming as January heat records toppled in many communities The mercury climbed to 78 at Richmond and 783 at Norfolk Wednesday all time top marks for the date 8 Taverns in Waterloo Raided Waterloo Waterloo tavern and restaurant operators were free on bond Thursday after coordinated gambling raids were carried out at the same time on the 8 places Twentyone officers and detec tives participated in the raids car ried out Wednesday The 8 operators were free on jonds of each on charges of llegal possession of gambling de vices The raids netted a varied collection of punchboards of the money and trade type Kills Rumor He May Run for Senator Reviews Gains Made During 2 Years He Has Been in Office Des Moines William S Beardsley announced Thursday he has decided to seek a 2nd term His announcement brought to an end months of speculation in poli tical circles on whether he would come out for U S senator or gov ernor on the republican ticket On this point he said in an ac companying statement Many interested citizens organ ized groups and other personal supporters have urged me to be come a candidate for the United btates senate this year Deeply Grateful I am deeply grateful for their confidence and good will I thank them sincerely but programs of foTeirpiaiis Emerson Gov Ken neth A Evans said Thursday he expects to have made his 1950 political plans by the middle of next week Evans advised of Gov Wil liam S Beardsleys decision to seek reelection said he planned to visit Des Moines next Wednesday or Thursday and I expect to have made my decision by then In Des Moines Secretary of Agriculture Harry Linn said he would announce his political plans early next week arc now well under way rigHt here in Iowa We must strive to finish our task Therefore I seek no higher honor than the privilege of con tinuing to serve the people of Iowa as governor The governor reviewed what he iuea gams made during his first and said the 2 years is all too short a time in which to com p m and expand those gains The governor a 48yearold New Virginia farmer and druggist eierred m his announcement to ihe states sound financial condi deficit spending or state property tax He also mentioned the multi million dollar annual program of state aid to schools and the bil WELLIAM S BEARDSLEY TRUCK HITS SNOW PLOW Hamptdn panel truck whose driver was blinded by fall ng snow struck the rear of a county snow plow on highway 65 south of here Wednesday James P Robertson 19yearold truck driver for an Iowa Falls firm lost 2 teeth and R P Guldberg and Harry Moore both on the plow were bruised Both vehicles were damaged ion dollar 20year highway im provement program He said to the dependent unfortu ate and aged have been or are eing fulfilled Operates Farm Beardsley operate0 a 900acre farm in Warren county Also he owns a drug store in New Virginia Beardsley Iowas 31st governor defeated 2term Robert D Blue inr0the nomination in 1948 and went on to defeat Dem ocrat Carroll O Swiizer now a federal district judge He had strong support from he farm bureau labor and the Iowa State Education association Some labor quarters have criticized Beardsley in recent weeks because they say he did not give stronger support in the last legislature to repeal of 2 labor restrictive laws Beardsley has replied he has tried to be fair to labor Beardsley previously served in the Iowa house of representatives and in the state senate He was born in Bracon and is a graduate of the Birmingham high school and of the Bowen Pharmacy and Chemistry Insti tute He and Mrs Beardafer the parents of 4 children Beardsley said will outline his 1950 campaign platform in a later statement ;