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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 29, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HISTORY AND UOINC6 ARCHIVES A THE MAKES AU NORTH vVOL Ln Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JANUARY 29 1946 NORWEGIAN IS NOMINATED TO UNO POSITION Carpenters Son Is Presented to Fill Important UNO Post London tie a car penters son who became Nor ways foreign minister was nomi nated by the 11member world security council Tuesday for the internationally important post of secretarygeneral the United Nations Organization The stocky 50yearold lawyer diplomat was selected as a com promise candidate for the S20 000ayear post after a session of the 5 principal power representa tives In the hotel roam of V S Delegate Edward R Stettinius Jr Monday night Previously the Americans had backed Lester Pearson Canadian ambassador in Washington while Russia had been supporting Lie In the tense dispute between Russia and Iran representatives of the 2 countries were expected to meet Tuesday to seek a solution of that controversy Obstacles to the agreement of a secretarygeneral mostly were worked out at a 5power meeting Monday night in the hotel room of Edward R Stettinius Jr chief U S delegate Authoritative information was that the the United States sud denly gave up its advocacy of Les ter Pearson Canadian ambassador to Washington and Stettinius formally proposed Lie as a com promise who might be acceptable to the United States Britain and Russia The 50yearold Norwegian law yerdoplomat was Moscows can didate for president of the UNO but lost to PaulHenri Spaak for eign minister of Belgium in later balloting A United States proposal to set up an 11member committee to seek further contributions to UNKRA from united nations mem bers was adopted unanimously by the assemblys social and humani tarian committee after a table pouhdin speech by Rep So Bloom DN Y Bloom over the votes of several Latin American countries which previously had announced they were not able to promise any further financial help to TJNRHA Help any kind of help Bloom said is needed now not some time in the future There is starva tion facing millions upon millions of people in the world We have a duty to them He said the resolution did not commit any government to defin ite help and admitted there were nations which could not be ex pected to contribute much der e weighed 3 pounds 1 POUND BABY tiny baby girl weighed an estimated pound at birth in Los Angeles Cal 7 weeks ago Although given only one chance in 50000 to live the baby was kept alive by mothers milk fed by medicine dropper and Tuesday weighed 3 pounds 7 ounces The lather a physician declined to permit use of his name AP Wirephoto K and A engr Hollywood of a twin birth 3 months premature baby girl was reported strengthening her meager grip on life und the watchful eye of her physicianfather The father who declined use of his name estimated that at birth 7 weeks ago the tiny tot weighed hardly a pound and her chance of survival was about one in 50000 Tuesday shi 7 ounces and should live The other twin weighing iy pounds died 3 hours after birth Much of the credit for saving the surviving infant was given to the availability of mothers milk Without it said the doctor the child would have died After birth the infant was placed in a special incubator with regulated temperature humidity and oxygen Protein and saline solutions were introduced under the skin io maintain requisite water balance A single drop of mothers milk administered with an eyedropper every 15 minutes constituted her first meals started 2 days after birth JET PILOT IS NATIVE IOWAN Wright Field Ohio John Stanley Babel a native of Albia Iowa piloting one of shooting star jet propelled planes which broke the transcon tinental speed record Saturday arrived here from New York Mon day night All 3 planes came in Monday night but Babel was the only one to fly his nonstop He made the trip in leisurely fashion and was not clocked Babel is the son of Mrs W E Mitchem of Albia and addressed several Albia groups on jet pro pulsion at Albia last spring while he was spending a leave there Holder of the air medal with 4 oak leaf clusters and the DFC Babel flew 143 missions as a P38 lighter pilot in the Pacific before transferring to experimental work in jet propulsion last year ATTACK VICTIM IS RECOVERING Detroit Rosalie Gi ganti 7 year old victim of an at tacker who slit her throat Sunday Truman For UNO Group at Atomic Test Washington of State Byrnes said Tuesday Presi dent Truman has approved his proposal to invite the united na tions atomic energy commission to witness the tests of the atom bomb against naval ships Byrnes emphasized that even with the presidents approval however his proposal should not yet be construed as the final gov ernment policy on the subject He explained that it was his un derstanding that War Secretary Patterson and Navy Secretary Forrestal are still discussing the question of witnesses with Gen Dwight D Eisenhower Admiral Chester W Nimitz and their staffs If the Byrnes recommendation is finally adopted it would mean that officials from Russia Britain Prance China Australia Poland Yugoslavia Brazil The Nether lands Egypt and Canada would be on hand for the experiment The navy and the army expect to try out the bomb against war ships this spring off the midPa cific Marshall islands Tuesday had gained strength for physicians to rate enough her recovery chances as good and express hope that her speech too mightnot be impaired She can talk now although we are not permitting her to do so declared Dr Austin Z Howard surgeon at receiving hospital where the child was taken after a passerby fourid her covered wilh blood and clinging to an al leyway gate Sunday afternoon Police continued to question a 29 year old grocer identified by Inspector Charles Searle head of the homicide squad as Frank Lo baido Searle said Lobaido was being held without charge and added that he anticipated no warrant be ing recommended in the case while Rosalies condition is still uncertain Dr Howard stated possibilities of infection are the childs main dangernow The knife slashes severed a nerve just above the vocal cord and cut the trachea The rattailed maggott living under water breathes air by ex tending its tail to the surface like a divers airline Bill Up for Extension of Price Control Washington to extend the price control and war time stabilization laws for a year 30 was introduced Chairman Spence beyond June Tuesday by DKy of the house banking committee Public hearings on the bill vig orously urged by President Tru man will begin Feb 5 before the committee Spence announced He predicted congressional ap proval of the extensions includ ing authority for use of subsidies in stabilizing prices DemocraticLeader Barkley in dicated an administration willing ness Tuesday to let go of some of its price control authority in an effort to get a years extension of that program The Kentucky senator told a re porter that some modifications in present controls can be expectec in the field where rationing and priorities curbs already have been lifted As an example Barkley said he thought it possiblp that price con trol over clothing could be elim inated The democratic leader would not discuss other proposed changes but Senator Taft Ohio said that if the administration is will ing to write specific exemptions into the law it may find the roac smoother toward the years exten sion President Truman has said he wants I think price controls shoulc be lifted on clothing meat anc some other things Taft said in an interview I dont believe clothing prices will go up any more and meat is a very difficuV item to write a price schedule on Democratic leaders who talked with the president at the white house Monday left no doubt that Mr Truman has put the OPA extender as No 1 on his list for action by congress Botoon Civilian Nurse Asks Annulment of 1 Man Army Manila Bataan civilian nurse Tuesday asked annulment of a marriage she said she had contracted Dec 7 1941 with Maj Arthur Wermuth famed one man army in ignorance of the fact he had previously married in the United States In Traverse City Mich Wer mnth said the alleged marriage in Manila is news to me I dont know a thing about it I want to flatly deny it right The annulment petition filed in the Manila courts was signed Mrs Olivia Josephine Oswald Wermuth Wermuth who recent ly announced he probably would seek a U S senate seat when he leaves the army said he didnt even know her Wermuth married Jean Wilkins of Chicago on June 1 1935 Miss Oswald who has been ing her maiden name since she learned of Wermuths marriage said in her petition that she mar ried him after a whirlwind court ship on the roof garden of the Great Eastern hotel in a twilight ceremony the day before the Japanese bombed Manila An army chaplain performed the ceremony she said and her honeymoon was spent in the trag ic setting of Bataan where Wer muth earned world renown as the slayer of at least 116 Japanese before he was captured Wermnth had been ordered back to his regiment within Harry L Hopkins Dies in New York Hospital SEE ACTION IN GENERALMOTOR WALKOUT SOON Dewey Is Given Free Hand in Negotiations on Dispute of Wages By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Definite action before the end of the week in the 70day General Motors strike was predicted Tues day by James Dewey newlyap pointed special federal mediator between the CIO United Auto Workers and the corporation A veteran at settling Detroit la bor disputes Dewey a former member of the labor departments conciliation service told report ers I am hoping tor successand will stay here In Detroit until this matter is ironed out Dewey said he had been given a hand by Secretary of Labor Schwellenbach in the wage dispute which has made idle more than 200000 workers Hope ran high for an early set tlement as both the union and General Motors agreed to accept mediation The other two of the big three in the auto Ford and came to terras with the UAW on wage demands Ford with a boost 18 cents an hour and Chrysler with 1814 cents A fact finding board mended 19 cents in the GM wage dispute a figure which the union said it would accept but which was turned down by company officials Meanwhile the sriant steel strike make idle an additional 1000000 work ers in allied industries wlinui a month Hopes of a settlement within a week of the steel dispute also have been a high official of the U S labor department who declined to permit use of his name The steelworkers ask an IBA cents an hour pay boost Ifmediation fails however this is the picture of things to come In Michigan John L Lovett general manager of the Michigan Manufacturers association pre dicted 500000 would be idle in the state in a month if the steel strike is not settled His figure was pre sumed to include workers in the automobile industry one of steels biggest customers In another week 150000 St Louis workers will be laid off for lack of materials said Oscar A Ehrhardt secretary of the CIO industrial council If the sirilte continues Z weeks from Tuesday the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce stated 100000 metal and rubber workers in northern Ohio will be left idle plants employing Connecticut will be MAJOR WERMUTH him on Bataan acting as civilian nurse After the surrender she followed the death marchers to Camp to aid him She told interviewers Tuesday that she first learned Wermuth had a wife in the United States when she saw pictures of the heros return home in Manila pa pers late in October At least 2 included pictures of Wermuths American wife When the major was liberated last September the annulment pe tition asserted he came to Manila and lived with Miss Oswald until Fabricating 200000 In forced to shut down If the steel stoppage lasts another 3 weeks he Stale Manufacturing associa ion foresaw Already 41450 workers in mines railroading and steel fabri cation have been laid off in plants closing because of the walkout at tributed to 750000 CIO steelwork ers Thousands of other workers in other st ates than those named were expected to be ai fected Throughout the country labor disputes kept idle approxi mately 1390000 workers In another labor developmeni Ford Motor corporation boost ec 15 per cent wages of 19000 sal aried and hourlyrated employes The CIOUAW also announced i planned to press wage demands against Hudson Packard Con tinental Motors and Briggs Manu facturing companies comparable to the Ford and Chrysler settle ments The CIO farm equipment work ers union which called out 30000 employes at International Harves ter plants a week ago posted a strike call for this afternoon 2 PCS at the Caterpillar Tractor company Peoria 111 which would involve more than 16000 Wage demands are among the issues In New York meetings between the CIO American Communica tion association and Western Union to settle a 22day old strike ended in a deadlock Joseph P Selly union president said there was no point in any further meetings unless either side changed its present position QUESTIONED IN DEGNAN Chief of Detectives Walter Storms Tuesday identified these 2 men as Vincent Costello left 18 and Theodore Campbell right 22 and said they had been questioned bv police in connection with the Degnan kidnapslaying case AP Wirephoto K and A engr f y j 2 New Suspects Questioned in Degnan KidnapSIaying Chicago A former reformatory inmate gave police Tuesday the names of 2 men who he claimed kidnaped 6 year old Suzanne Degnan but said were overlookingno possi i u vi IJUasI b lity which might lead to solution of the kidnapingslaying of the Dlonct child Jan 7 The statement naming the 2 men as the abductors was given to police by Theodore Campbell 22 Police Commissioner John Pen dergast aided in 9 hours of ques Honing of Campbell He said he was inclined to doubt Campbells story Campbell and Costello were held on open charges for ques tioning about the Degnan case When asked about the latest de velopment in tjie search for the slayer assistant States Attorney Wilbert Crowley said he did not believe there was sufficient evi dence to indict anyone for the crime at this time One of the 2 named by Camp bell was in custody He was Vin cent Costella 18 a cook Costello denied Campbells story Police said the 2 had been in the St Charles 111 training school for boys on charges of attempted robbery When arrested late last week they were roommates in a building only a few blocks from the Edgewater Beach neighbor hood where Suzanne was kid naped and dismembered in the most vicious crime on Chicago police records Chief of Detectives Walter Storms said both Campbell and Costello admitted making tele phone calls to the Degnan home on the day of the kidnaping Both claimed however that they had alibis for the hours during which the child was kidnaped and killed Storms said the youths admitted making one call to the Degnan home from a drug store They dis agreed on the spot from which another call was made One said It was from a hot floff stand and the other said it was from a rapid transit L station Storms said that on the first calj Campbell asked there Then he Is got Suzanne panicky Storms said and turned the tele phone over to CoBtello who hung up Police on the day of the kid naping reported receiving such a call at the Degnan home just off fashionable Sheridan Road on the shore of Lake Michigan The second man named by Campbell was not identified by police UULII hours after her wedding her petihis repatriation She expected him lion continued and the tall at to return to Manila after a visit tractive brunct now 25 joined with relatives in America Sonja Wants Divorce Chicago a Henie ice skating motion picture actress filed suit in superior court Mon day for a divorce from Daniel R Topping millionaire New York sportsman to whom she was mar ried on July 4 1940 Miss Henie in her suit charged that Topping de iserlrd her on Jan 11 1945 POLICE HUNT FOR KIDNAPED WIFE Weymouth Mass in 6 states searched for Mrs Betty Reader Tuesday after the 25 year old mother of 3 children telephoned her husband that she had been kidnaped by three men who were taking her out of the state For Gods sake get the police the frantic yoomr mother pleaded to her husband over the telephone Ive heen kidnaped by three men They let me have a few min utes to say goodbye before taking me out of the state She said she thought she was calling from north of Boston and shouted for help before the con nection was broken the husband Arthur Reader 34 told police Reader said he was summoned to the home of a neighbor to re ceive the call about p m 6 hours after his wife had lett home to do some shopping in nearby Quincy He said she had promised to return by 5 p m They have no telephone The distraught husband a for mer member of the U S merch ant marine said he had no doubt 1 hat it wts his wifes voice NAME HAUGE TO CONTROL BOARD Succeeds McCreevy in Iowa Position Des Moines Gov Robert D Blue Tuesday announced the appointment of Herbert H Hauge 39 Des Moines attorney to the board of control succeeding David R McCreery who resigned Inst December The appointment becomes effec tive immediately and the term ends July 1 1917 Hauge state representative in 1939 returned in October after 2 years in the European theater of operations as a lieutenant colonel in the army He had served 1 term in Ihe legislature before he en tered the service The appointee who has prac ticed law in Des Moines since 1930 was born 2 blocks from the stalehouse and always has been a resident of Des Moines His fa ther was a member of the Iowa house of representatives from Polk county from 1919 to 1923 McCreery resigned because of ill health after serving on the board since May 1 1939 He was chairman of the board at the time of his resignation The resignation followed by about 3 months a se ries of disturbances at the Eldora Stale Training school for boys A Hardin county grand jury which spent 3 weeks investigating the treatment of inmates at the training school recommended that McCreery and P F Hopkins an other member of the board be asked for their resignations No such action was taken Hopkins now is chairman of the board and the other member is E W Carlsen Truck Tieup Is Settled in Pay Boost Fort Dodge J Brady Iowa director of the Midwest Truck Operators association said Tuesday the 10week strike of irivers in 7 midwest states has been settled with the signing of a new twoyear contract which pro vides a pay boost of 15 to 18 per cent Brady said Hie contract covered 120 truckingcompanies with about 5000 drivers but added some 60000 persons includingoffice and warehouse help had been idled by the strike which started last Nov The new contract which runs to Nov 15 1347 but provides for renegotiation of wages at the nd of the first year was signed iere last night by Brady and Carl Keul Des Moines international representatives of the teamsters chauffeurs warehousemen and helpers union The strike has tied up a major portion of ovorlheroad trucking in Iowa Nebraska Minnesota Missouri Kansas and the Dakotas The agreement actually was reached in Chicago last Saturday Brady said in negotiations be tween himself as chairman of the operators committee and James Hoffa Detroit chairman of the central states drivers councils negotiating committee Tt was indicated that trucking service would be resumed Tues day Keul estimated that 2000 Iowa drivers returned to work as over the road trucking operations were resumed throughout the state Un ion estimates of drivers back at work throughout the midwest area ran as high as 12000 At least 17 Iowa trucking con cerns began unloading tied up docks and sending drivers out with merchandise that hadbeen stalled in the docks since the strike began The first work at several of the Iowa trucking concerns was to dig their trucks out of the ice Com pany managers explained that many of their trucks idle since the strike started had become frozen in Truck operators said the end of the strike will free a vast amount of miscellaneous freight and merchandise that has been tied up in their docks since the strike started EXASSISTANT FOR FDR BORN IN SIOUX CITY Hopkins in III Health for Several Years to Hospital on July 3 New York L Hop iins 55 former special assistant to the late President Jtoosevelr died at a m CST Tues day at Memorial hospital Hopkins entered Hie hospital last November He had been in ill lieallli for several years and re signed his white house post last July 3 saying I must take a rest A hospital attache said the na ture of Hopkins illness had not been determined He had been reported in serious but not critical condition early Tuesday Since leaving Washington Hop kins had been impartial chairman of New York Citys cloak and suit industry He succeeded former Mayor James J Walker to the post His salary was reported to be about yearly Born In Sioux City Iowa he became federal relief administra tor during the depression years of Hie 1030s and later became Presi dent Roosevelts closest confidant As special assistant to the presi dent he attended several historic war conferences with allied lead ers and helped to shape policies of war and peace During the war he also was chairman o the munitions assign ment board and member of the The Star Spangled Banner legally was designated as the Na tional Anthem by an Act of Con gress March 3 1931 Weather Report FORECAST Mason Cily Cloudy with rain or snow Tuesday night and snow flurries Wednesday Lowest tem perature Tuesday night about 15 Decidedly colder Wednesday Iowa Increasing cloudiness Tues day followed by rain southeast and extreme south and rain or snow in remainder of state Tues day night and Wednesday be ginning over south and west portions Tuesday afternoon Colder Wednesday Moderately strong southerly winds shifting to northerly Wednesday Minnesota Cloudy with occasional light snow Tuesday night colder in south central snow flurries and decidedly colder Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics lor 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 32 Minimum 19 At 8 a m Tuesday 22 YEAR AGO Maximum 14 Minimum 0 LEWIS AND GREEN GET TOGETHER 10years separation William Green head of the AFL and John L Lewis of the UMW meet across the breakfast table in Miami Fla Tuesday upon Lewis return to the federation AP Wirephoto K and A engr HARRY HOPKINS war mobilization committee He lived at the white house for years Long a social worker in New York City Hopkins was appointed to his first public office in 1931 Mr Roosevelt who then was New York state governor He was named chairman of Ihe states temporary emergency relief ad ministration After serving as federal relief administrator he was WPA ad ministrator from 1035 to 1938 and served as secretary of commerce from 1938 to 1940 In 1940 he resigned ihe cabinet post to lead the presidents 3rd term campaign and in 1941 was named head of the lendlease pro gram Hopkins was married 3 times His first marriage to Ethel Gross ended in a divorce after 17 years He then married Barbara Duncan a secretary at the New York Tu berculosis and Health association of which he was head in 1929 The 2nd Mrs Hopkins died in 1937 and 5 years later he married Mrs Louise Gill Macy New York fashion designer in a ceremony performed at the white house A son by his first marriage Ma rine Ffc Stephen Hopkins was killed in 1P14 in the marshal is lands He had 3 other children by that marriage He had 1 child Di ana by his 2nd marriage His wife was the only member of the family at his bedside when he died Hopkins was elevated to cabinet rank in 1938 it stirred speculation that he had been com missioned by President Roosevelt to work out more friendly rela tions between the administration and business that he had been given a less strenuous post to re build his health and that he was being built up as a possible pres idential candidate in 1940 The presidential speculation increased when a few months later Hop kins reestablished a residence in his native Iowa and sent his little daughter there for schooling But when in a speech at DCS Moines Iowa in February 1939 Hopkins made his first policy statement on business relations he fell ill of influenza and for ;