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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 28, 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 United Prew FuU LcaM Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 38 1950 Thlj Paper Consists of Two ft AS AUTO LICENSE DEADLINE NEARSA long line of Cerro Gordo county automobile owners waited in line Sat urday morning at the courthouse to obtain 1950 car li censes as the Feb 1 deadline neared when a penalty of 5 Lucky Break Ends Algona Coal Problem DCS Moines A lucky break has solved the latest coal problem in Iowa Rodney Q Selby state fuel coordinator said Satur day Selby received a distress call Friday from Algona Lyle Chamber of Commerce Sec retary said there was a critical need for stoker coal for both busi GlobeGazette pholo per cent or minimum of attaches In the left foreground is Mrs Dan Herrick who is getting memberships in the county safety council ness and domestic uses We happened to get a call from a Des Moines dealer about that time Selby related The dealer had just received 5 cars of coal and was willing to let us have a cr of stoker fuel We got some truckers on the trail and soon had some fuel roll ingtoward Algona Selby welcomed the warmer Weather and clearing of ice cov ered highways We hope to be out of the woods in 2 or 3 more weeks he commented To Set Off Blasts Near Mighty Mo Norfolk Va explo sive charges will be set off near the grounded battleship Missouri Sunday in an attempt to break the suction that imprisons her on Chesapeake bay shoal Atlantic fleet headquarters re ported Saturday the blasts will occur at ntidday at low tide and are not expected to free the 45 000ton ship A fleet spokesman said charges equal to about 75 pounds of TNT will be placed about 50 feet from the ship on either beam The ex plosiveswill be lowered into 10 foot deep holes dug in the bay bottom Shock waves which will be set up in the water by the explosives the spokesman said are designed to do 2 things 1 To squash or flatten ridges in the sand on which the Missouri rests 2 To help the ship break con tact with the sand To emphasize the small potato nature of the 150 pounds of explo sives the spokesman compared this charge with the 350pounds and 500pound depth charges the United States navy used in World war II Luana Truck Driver Killed in Accident Fayettc Moritz 29 of Luana and Elkader was killed in an auto accident near here Fri day night Coroner J R Wood said Moritz died of a skull fracture suffered when his car apparently skidded out of control andstruck a bridge The accident occurred just north pf Fayette on Highway 150 Moritz was alone in the car Thtf impact threw him from the car down an embankment and he was found by James McCarron of Fayette who was driving by Moritz was taken to a physicians office in Fayette but died soon after arrival He was a driver for Capital Tobacco company of West Union His widow and 3 children sur vive him M M hnn Reds Say Ring of AngloU S Agents Is Broken in Berlin Berlin UP Russians followed their creeping blockade of Berlin Saturday with charges that they have broken a ring of AnerloAmeripfln so soviet zone ring of AngloAmerican agojts in Germanys Taegliche Rundschau the official red army newspaper said127 saboteurs saboteurs been arrested on charges of blowing up buildings carrying arms and attempting to murder one high East German police of ficial Eight different groups one of them directed from Berlins Amer ican sector have been arrested in a roundup that started last Sep tember the papers said One espionage group planned to seize power in eastern Germany as soon as the soviet occupation tropos would withdraw the paper said It alleged this group was led by a former nazi and an agent of the British intelligence The paper said agents and saboteurs with the support of American and English imperialists disturbing5 and sabotaging the democratic develop ments in eastern Germany Charges that the organization was allied with the western powers was made after the Russians ex tended their baby blockade of Ber lin by demanding that Germans obtain special permits for travel within greater Berlin Although the announcement said the order was effective immediate ly neither east Berlin police of ficials nor the Russianlicensed German news agency ADN could say who would issue the permits The new regulation would bar travel from the western sectors into the soviet sector of Berlin without Russian approval The same type of regulation was put into effect during the Soviets total blockade of Berlin a year ago and vyas withdrawn only after the blockade was lifted Salesman Dies After Car Crash Sioux City 31yearold salesman died in an ambulance about a m Saturday after his automobile crashed into the rear ofa freight truck near the Sgt Floyd monument on Highway 75 His death marked the first traffic fatality here this year He was Harold E Beck a heat ing and plumbing supply salesman The automobile driven by Beck struck the rear of a Watson Bros Transportation Co truck carrying about 20000 pounds of freight police said The truck driven by Henry Johnson 40 was traveling north on the highway from Omaha when struck from the rear it was reported Boy Dies After Truck Hits Sled Des Moines Flatt 11 was injured fatally Friday when struck by a 2ton truck as he was sledding Police identified the truck driver as George Henry Dubois 30 of Ankeny They said Dubois told them he applied the brakes when he noticed the boy sliding down a hill but that the truck skidded on the snowpacked street and struck the boy FOUND DEAD IN TRUCK Ottuimva fi Clarence B Huffman32 Overland Mo was found dead here Friday night in the cab of a truck he drove for Watson Bros Transfer Co police said Coroner Gordon Traul said blood tests showed the man died of carbon monoxide poisoning and probably had been dead 18 hdurs before the body was dis on a business district covered street SIGN TRADE PACT Moscow Tass agency announced Saturday that Russia and Poland have signed a new trade agreement providing for a 34 per cent increase in trade between them for 1950 Demos Trying to Woo Back Dixie Voters Raltfgh N C demo cratic high command put the soft pedal on the civil rights issue and turned on its best southern ac cents Saturday in an effort to re cover lost ground in Dixie Three southern only ones here for the regional pep rally told reporters the states rights movementis weak er today than in 1948 GoverhOrAJames Ef Big DiMaggVhei would buy t brother and himself bicycles with the reward money so they Albert Lea Boy Honored by DiMaggio New York Richard Ack land 9 year old Albert Lea Minn newspaper delivery boy Saturday heard baseball star Joe DiMaggio say he was proud of him The grinning boy received from the New York Yankee outfielder a plaque and a savings bond as a reward for saving the lives of Mr and Mrs Frank Young and their son Lloyd when they wre overcome by gas fumes in their home Jan 6 The presentation was made on the Joe DiMaggio radio show on CBS sponsored by M and M Ltd candy manufacturers Richard wMo operates a news paper route with his twin brother Robert discovered the Youngs plight while delivering papers He opened windows in the house and then summoned aid Folsom of Alabama said if Pres ident Truman were running this year he would carry Alabama overwhelmingly Alabama went for states rights presidential nom inee Strom Thurmond in the last election And he told the conference in the 117yearold state capital the democratic party is the only true national party He attributed differences with in the party to what he said was the absence of an effective op position For that reason we have to de bate all the problems of the coun try he said Governor Sid McMath of Ar kansas said the states right move ment was getting nowhere in his state adding we are all demo crats And Governor Kerr Scott of North Carolina said there was no trouble from states righters here High Wjnds Snow and Rain Hit West Coast San Francisco winds snow and heavy rain battered northern California and southern Oregon leaving train and highway traffic disrupted Saturday One highway death was blamed on the storm The weather bureau forecast more rain for most stormsoaked points with clear skies Sunday Where the weather clears by Sat urday night weathermen said temperatures would drop sharply Heavy snows were predicted for the Sierra Nevada TO JUDGE PAINTINGS Sioux City R Mor ris associate professor of art at the University of Minnesota has been named judge of the 2nd an nual Iowa May Oil Painting show here next spring The competition is open to all residents of Iowa and is being sponsored by the American Association of Univer sity women and the Sioux City art center could ride on the route Richard his twin brother and their father Neil flew here Fri day 2 Lutheran Churches in Unity Accord joint statement was issued Saturday by the Ameri can Lutheran church and the Lu theran churchMissouri synod that their official committees on church unity had arrived at a doctrinal agreement which will be presented for approval and ratification to the national conventions of the 2 church bodies this year The American Lutheran church has a membership of 689310 in cluding baptized children The Missouri synod has 1690000 mem bers Together the 2 bodies con stitute well over of American Lutheranism First draft of the new agree ment was written by a joint sub committee consisting of Doctor John H C Fritz professor and former dean of Concordia sem inary St Louis Mo and the Rev Werner H Jurgens pastor of St Pauls Lutheran church Leaven worth Kans for the Missouri synod and of Doctor Edward C Fendt dean Capital university seminary Columbus Ohio and Doctor Bernard J Holm president Wartfaurg Theological seminary Dubuque Iowa for the American Lutheran church After revisions by the 2 official committees meeting separately the subcommittee submitted a re vised draft to a plenary joint meeting of the 2 committees on Dec 5 and 6 1949 where the final document was approved unani mously and submitted to the 2 church bodies for adoption Search Goes On for lane Carrying 44 Discussion on HBomb Continues Top Atom Scientist es U S to Beat Russians to Punch Urg Washington The dispute over whether this nation should produce a hydrogen bomb went on unabated Saturday following President Trumans statement tha the decision his to make is stil hanging fire Mr Trumans news conference comment Friday was his firsl public acknowledgement that a new and terrible atomic weapon perhaps 10 to 1000 times more potent than the present atomic bomb is contemplated Only a few hours before Sen ator McMahon DConn had acknowledged without actuaUy saying so that the senatehouse atomic committee has been dis cussing the weapon Pointedly avoiding the term hydrogen bom b McMahon chairman of the committee told reporters We have been discussing for advances in the technological improvement of atomic weapons and J anticipate your questions by saying this includes all types of atomic weapons McMahon made the statement after a hour closed door meet ing with the atomic energy com mission AEC Chairman David E Lili enthal who left the meeting early to see Mr Truman also had something to say about the sub ject but in an entirely different vein Lilienthal scheduled to leave the commission Feb 15 said after his white house visit that all of the published stories purporting to state his views towards the pro posed hydrogen bomb were in accurate There have been reports that Lihenthal along with some top American scientists has been op posing development of the hydro gen weapon at least until a new effort has been made to reach an agreement with Russia for out lawing all atomic armaments Military authorities have been reported anxious to develop an Hbomb on grounds that the hy drogen theory is as well known to Russia as to the United States Harold C Urey Pulitzer prize winner and top chemist and atom ic scientist urged that the United States develop the Hbomb before the Russians do it We may already have lost the armaments race he told a Roose velt day dinner in New York Lonborg Named Athletic Head at Kansas U Lawrence Kans Arthur C Dutch Lonborg basketball coach at Northwestern university Sat urday was named director of ath etics at the University of Kansas Chancellor Deane W Malott of he university made the announce ment saying Lonborg would take over his duties Sept 1 He will succeed E C Quigley who has been director of athletics at K U 5ince 1944 STAMP FOR GOMPERS Washington Postmaster general Jesse M Donaldson has ssued a commemorative stamp marking the 100th anniversary of he birth of the late Samuel rompers founder of the Ameri can Federation of Labor AMERICAN MRS Mary M New London Conn talks to a newsman at Washingtons National airport Friday after she watched the unloading of the body of her husband Col William T Babcock late deputy American commissioner for Berlin The body was accompanied by a Britishborn Mrs Babcock who said she wed the colonel during the war British Woman Named Widow of Babcock Washington No was designated as the official widow of Col William T Babcock Saturday when the 52 year olc former deputy U S commissione in Berlin was buried with ful military honors at Arlington na tional cemetery Army and state department rep resentatives attending the services made it clear that they considerec 32 year old Jean Babcock of Lon don England not middleaged Mrs Mary Magdalena Babcock of New London be the official widow Both widows attended the funeral Both showed grief Both wept softly They ignored each other But it was Mrs Babcock No who rode in a state department automobile in the funeral proces of Mrs Babcock No 1 And it was wife No 2 who was given the American flag from the colonels casket A legal solution to the marita tangle remains to be determined by the courts however The London Mrs Babcock mar ried the colonel in Germany in 1945 and has a 3 year old son by him She accompanied his body from Gemany this week after he died of a heart attack in Berlin Monday The son remained in Berlin TheConnecticut Mrs Babcock who has 3 grown children by the colonel contends that her 30 year old marriage never was legally dissolved Connecticut court rec ords disclosed that the colonels petition for divorce was denied in 1946 AP Wirephoto THE OTHER MRS BABCOCK Florence Babcock poses in her hotel room Friday night after she arrived in Washington by plane from Berlin with the body of Col Babcock She said she married Babcock in Europe during the war Ingrid Will Say Hubby Was Cruel Juarez Mexico UR Ingrid Bergman suing for a Mexican di vorce so she can marry her Italian sweetheart will charge that her husband made her work too hard Attorney William A Cocke said Saturday Cocke an El Paso Tex lawyer who filed the actress suit here said Miss Bergman would charge her husband Dr Peter Lindstrom with cruelty The petition charges in part that Lindstrom forced her to make pictures when she didnt want to As a result Cocke said she was working all the time and got no rest If Lindstrom does not contest he suit Miss Bergman could shed lim in time to marry Italian Film Director Roberto Rossellini on Valentines day This Week Marks January Thaw for State Politics By DWIGHT McCORHIACK Des Moines January thaw in Iowa politics particularly republican came this coldest of the season The thing that broke the ice especially was the announcement of Gov William S Beardsley that ie will seek a 2nd term He had jeen considered a possibility for the GOP senatorial nomination Two days before Beardsleys an nouncement Senator B B Hicken ooper made it definite that he was out for a 2nd term under the republican banner The day before Hickenlooper announced he was iven a sound pat on the back by Republican State Chairman Whit ley Gillilland Sandwiched in between the aickenlooper and Beardsley an nouncements came word from Otha D Wearin Hastings farmer and former congressman that he had accepted a call to become the 5lh candidate for the democratic senatorial nomination Still awaiting an answer is the question of whether Albert J Loveland Janesville farmer and U S undersecretary of agricul ture will join the group seeking the democratic senatorial nomina tion Numerous persons mostly re publicans but some democrats too have been holding up their an nouncements for weeks to see what the governor is going to do Now that Beardsley has said he will run for reelection a flurry of announcements is expected next week Secretary of Agriculture Harry D Linn mentioned as a possible GOP candidate for senator or governor before the Hickenlooper and Beardsley statements said he would announce his plans Monday Other announcements expected next week include those of State Rep Harold F Lum Nelson RSioux City for lieutenant gov ernor and Attorney General Rob ert L Larson for republican re election to a 2nd term Lt Gov Kenneth A Evans R now completing his 3rd term has indicated he might make his decision next week He has been mentioned as a possibility for reelection or for 7th district congressman Also W H Nicholas of Mason City former state representative might come out soon for the re publican nomination for lieuten ant governor With the exceptions of Linn and Miss Jessie M Parker state su perintendent of public instruction all of the other all republican statehouse officers either have announced their intentions or are expected to seek reelection Miss Parker says she has not made up her mind The only candidate thus far for the democratic nomination for governor is M J Bennett Des Moines safety commissioner and radio disk jockey He is running on the democratic ticket but as an independent Lester S Gillette Fostoria farmer and former state senator is expected to be the democratic partys candidate for the guber natorial nomination Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Snow flurries and much colder Saturday night and Sunday LowSaturday night zero to 5 above High Sunday 5 to 10 above Iowa Partly cloudy colder ex treme northwest Saturday night Sunday cloudy rain or drizzle east and south snow northwest Turning colder west and north portions Sunday Low Saturday night 15 to 20 extreme north west to near 35 southeast Minnesota Cloudy Saturday night with light snow and colder south portion Partly cloudy and colder Sunday Low Satdrday night 1020 below north to zero to 10 below south High Sunday 1020 below north to zero to 10 below south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at B a m Saturday Maximum 25 Minimum 13 At 8 a m Saturday 23 YEAR AGO Maximum 7 Minimum i i One of 10 Rescue Ships Now Missing Wreckage of Large 4Engined American Craft Is Sighted By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A U S army C54 plane with 44 persons aboard was the object Saturday of a search by 40 rescue planes of 2 nations in the icy Yukon country of northwest Can ada At Timmins Ont Canadian transport department officials said a Royal Canadian air force plane one of 10 sent to help in the search for trie American sky giant ap parently is missing in northern Ontario At Sault Ste MarieMich it reported that wreckage of a large 4engined American plane was shotted in rugged northern Ontario country 100 miles north east of Sault Ste Marie v An officer of the U S air force base at Selfridge Field Mich said it was possible but improbable that this was the missing C54 He pointed out the scene was about 1500 miles from the C54s course The search for the plane in the northern Ontario country was spurred by a report from 2 un identified truck drivers that they saw a large plane crash late Fri day in bush country 30 miles south of Chapleau which is 100 miles north of Sault Ste Marie The reported wreckage could not be that of the Royal Canadian air force plane since it took off from Rockliffe airport near Ot tawa Saturday morning R C A F air center at Trenton said it was possible that radio failure prevented the plane from reporting to stations along its line of flight and theres a good chance it will turn up at Winni peg The object of the search was a C54 transport that took off from Anchorage Alaska 2 days ago on a nonstop flight to Great Falls Mont The 4 engine plane carried a woman and her son 34 military personnel who were returning to the states from Alaska service and 8 crew members Jar Shakes Houses in Sioux City Sioux City terrific which shook houses in this Saturday was reported from many sources Reports indicated the shock wai felt here in South Sioux City Nebr and Stevens S Dak First attempts to determine the cause pf the shock were unsuc cessful Iowa State college has 4 seismo graphs which record earth shocks but they had been turned off for testing Sioux Falls S Dak reported it did not feel the shock Illinois Agrees to Take Mrs Epperly DCS Moines The Iowa board of control said Saturday the state of Illinois will accept cus tody of Mrs Elnora Epperly 22 accused of starting the recent Dav enport hospital fire which took 41 ives She is expected tq be trans erred from the Mt Pleasant state lospital as soon as convenient after official papers are forwarded o Dr W B Brown acting super ntendent on Monday a board Tpokesman said Arthur R Larson deportation agent for the Illinois department of public welfare notified the board of control his personal in vestigationshowed Mrs Epperly vas a legal resident of Rock Is and 111 This was the determining actor in the transfer 1 Killed 8 Injured n Rooming House Fire woman wat tilled and 8 other persons were njured some believed seriously arly Saturday when lire swept hrough a 3story north side room ing house Several persons leaped from windows as flames whipped hrough the brick flat building at 142 North Clark street Others capitalized were overcome by moke Some 50 persons fled in their night clothes from the ng structure ;