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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 2, 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 Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 2 1943 This Paper Consists of Two One No 238 REMINDER OF TEXAS CITY age of the battered and partially submerged hulk of the SS Wilson B Keane one of 3 ships that sank during the Texas City disaster in April 1947 is pulled from the har bor slip The New Orleans Coal and Bisso Towboat com pany is clearing the harbor under the direction of the U S corps of engineers at a cost of Work is to be completed in 240 days GOP Demo Judges Contest Right on Connecticut Bench Hartford Conn AP Democratic and republican judges contested Saturday for the right to hold court in Con 17 Motorists in Iowa Lose Their Permits necticuts towns and cities The resulting legal tangle all agreed was something that only the state supreme could unsnarl The situation arose because GOP judges already on the bench con tend that Governor Chester Bowles had no right to displace them The democratic chief executives choices for the states 69 muni cipal courts appeared Friday to claim their offices There had been some talk that the governors appointees might seek the aid of state police in a physical ouster of incumbents re fusing to give way But all turned out peacefully with the only bat tling on the legal level Bowles himself had cautioned his judges against any unseemly squabbles Although predicting that they might suffer indignities and abuse he urged his appoint ees to conduct yourselves with complete dignity Prediction Wrong The governors prediction failed to come to pass and for the most part complete legal decorum was the order of the day In a majority of the courts re publican judges sat firmly on the bench democrats took over and the republicans stepped down serving notice theyd file suit In some communities judges un able to obtain physical possession of the courtroom set up a rival court in other quarters The state supreme court will be in session July 12 and it was ex pected that one or more test cases might reach it then Bowles blamed this deliberate ly confused situation on leaders of the legislatures republican controlled house with whom he has been feuding since he took office Jan 5 Issues Proclamation He issued an unprecedented proclamation Thursday adjourn ing a special session of the general assembly but the house refused to take its valking papers It will hold a rump session next Des Moines drivers licenses of 17 Iowa motorists were suspended in the last 5 months on grounds that they were habitual traffic violators the state safety department reported Saturday From now on the indications are that number will be increased by greater proportions We are stepping up our driv er training program and special emphasis will be placed on it now Kenneth Neu in charge of he program commented Satur day He added We believe we are making progress in seeking out those par ies who are accident prone and of traffic violations That particular program will be continued up and stepped up as jme goes on In connection with the program he driving records of 100 mo orists were reviewed last month The review covered every con viction and every accident in volving the motorist Wednesday without the demo craticcontrolled senate The governor said he was forced to make recess appointments to the courts because house republi can leaders had refused to enact legislation fixing new terms for judges under a constitutional amendment The amendment gave the governor power to nominate judges subject to legislative con firmation Most of the governors appoint ments were made before he issued his adjournament proclamation The republican judges whose normal terms expired Friday claim they remain in office as holdovers because the appoint ments werent submitted to the legislature Hot Weather to Continue lowans can check on the ice cube supply because its going to be continued sunny and hot over the 4th of July weekend accord ing to the weather bureau High temperature in Mason City was 92 at 2 p m Saturday The high Sunday was expected to be between 93 and 97 degrees Mon day will be hot and humid with high readings ranging from 92 to The low Saturday night was forecast between 68 and 72 Travel Is Restricted by Czechs Government Warns Foreigners Against Unannounced Trips Prague Cvsechslovakia Foreign diplomats have been warned by the government not to make any unannounced trips into Slovakia scene of bloody rioting between Roman Catholics and communist officials The foreign ministry said it would be a demonstrative act against the Czech government and gross interference with in ternal affairs of Czechoslovakia for foreign diplomats to travel into Slovakia without prior no tice This new western diplomats at disclosed in the foreign ministrys rejection of a diplomatic protest against police detention of Msgr Gen naro Verolino charge daffaires of the papal nunciature in Prague The announcement said pres ent circumstances in the strong proCatholic eastern provice made the restrictions necessary Informed church and diplomat ic sources said Friday night that at least 2 communist policemen were beaten to death and an un determined number of persons in jured during recent clashes in Slovakia between Catholics and government adherents Meanwhile the communist gov ernment moved to take over tha big national religious holidays which start Saturday and extend through Tuesday They will be marked by Cath olic pilgrimages and celebrations honoring the missionaries Sts Cyril and Methodius and the monk St Prokop On July 4 the nation also marks the burning at the stake of the religious reformer John Huss in 1415 This holiday has been movec up from July 6 to make a compac weekend and save a working day for the peoples democracy Thousands of communist ad herents will be making the pil grimage to Straznice Moravia Saturday and Sunday There they will hear an address by the Rev Josef Plojhar a priest who is health minister in the communist government Sunday at St Prokop the gov ernment will offer another pro gram at which the communist edu cation minister Prof Zdenek Nejedly will be the main speaker Bruntlett to Be Executed on Birthday Georgi Dimitrov Red Leader Dies Ft Madison lett confessed Corliss Brunt slayer of Percy President Takes Weekend Cruise Washington Tru man embarked on the yacht Wil jamsburg Saturday for a 3 day loliday weekend cruise in nearby waters He will return Monday evening He took with him for study the midyear economic report he is expected to send to congress next week Mr Truman took advantage of the long weekend to give his daughter Margaret a short vaca tion from her singing studies in New York Two of her companions went with her on the cruise Weather Report FORECAST Mason Saturday night with low near 70 Continued sunny and hot Sunday 95 Iowa Mostly fair and warm Sat urday night and Sunday with scattered thundershowers Sat urday night in extreme west portion Low Saturday night 68 73 Minnesota Partly cloudy and warmer Saturday night Part ly cloudy and rather warm Sun day except cooler northwest portion Chance of a few local showers or thunderstorms in northwest portion Saturday night and east and south por tions Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sat urday Maximum 90 Minimum 61 At 8 a m Saturday 76 Precipitation 04 YEAR AGO Maximum 84 Minimum 70 Smith Council Bluffs cattle buyer will hang for the murder on his 52nd birthday Bruntlett is scheduled to pay the death penalty for the killing at 6 a m July 6 at Iowa state prison His prison record shows he was born July 6 1897 The Rev Herman Bongers Catholic prison chaplain said Bruntlett had first intended to ask Gov William Beardsley to set an other day for the execution He apparently changed his mind for no request was made Father Bongers who has been with Bruntlett daily as his execu tion draws near said the doomed man continues to preserve at least an outward attitude of stoic calm He seems resigned to his fate the priest said and while he doesnt seem to care particularly what happens to him he has ex pressed regret over the effect of the publicity on his family Bruntlett is married and the father of 3 children the eldest 5 years of age His wife and chil dren have been living with her family at Glidden since Bruntlett was placed in death row nearly a year and a half ago The extended time between his confinement and execution result ed because the Iowa supreme court was considering his appeal from the death penalty Bruntletts doom was sealed when Governor Beardsley refused executive clemency last month AWAIT persons were downtown in Clear Lake Friday night and a large number crowded around the fire station as revival attempts were made on yearold Barry Cramm They anxiously awaited word of the condition of the youngster who fell off the dock at his grandparents cottage After 2 hours the child was declared dead Boy Drowns in Clear Lake Clear Lake Barry Carroll Cramm 2i year old son of Mr and Mrs Carroll B Cramm of Des Moines drowned in Clear Lake Friday night when he fell off the dock of the summer cottage in of his grandparents Mr and Mrs A E Sargent of Des VIoines The grandparents and neighbors aw the youngster fall rescued lim from the lake vyithin minutes and Clear Lake police drove him to the fire station But firemen cwlice and Dr R W Peterson and Dean Clapsaddle worked unsuc cessfully tor nearly 2 hours in an attempt to revive him Dr Earl Sargent ofClear Lnke a cousin of Mrs Cramm aided in the revival attempts He said fooc particles which came up as the boy fought for breath apparently blocked his lung passage so oxy gen used by firemen could not penetrate Mrs Cramm Barry and anothei son have been vacationing here The grandfather is president of Sargent and Co in Des Moines a large feed firm It was the first drowning at the lake this year Adam Yurigan and C Johnson gave artificial respiration at the home before the ambulance ar rived The body was taken to the Wil cox funeral chapel Friday nigh and from there to the Hamilton funeral home in Des Moines Sat urday Funeral arrangements were not announced Deficit Hits U S First in 2 Years Washington big govern ment revenue setback stuck Pres ident Truman Saturday with a 1949 fiscal year budget deficit of times great er than the he had predicted Because of the hughe size of the federal money figures the president was off only 35 per cent in everestimating govern ment income by for the 12 months ended Thursday Mr Trumans estimates were made last January The president missed the spend ing figure only of 1 per cent but it was enough to throw him off Actual ex penditures r a n that much less than hed counted easing the ef fect of his revenue estimate The key figures given round ly in a yearend treasury compil ation were Spending 000000 up over the preceding year and a new peace time high revenue 000 down and a 5year low An 185 per cent rise in spend ing and a 94 per cent drop in revenue converted the budget outcome from an unprecedented surplus of in fiscal year to a deficit in the fiscal year just over This also sent the government bounding back into the familiar a rabbit streaking for a briar a 2year in terval of living within its income for the only period in the last 20 years GEORGI DIMITROV BARRY CRAMM Victim 18 Persons Die in Plane Crash Perth Australia Eighteen persons died when an airliner crashed in flames 8 miles from Perth Saturday The craft belonging to the Mac RobertsonMiller Aviation com pany was enroute to Darwin to connect plane with a London bound Sports Bulletin Philadelphia 3 Boston 1 Amn St Louis 4 Cleveland Wimbledon Brough of Beverly Hills Cal in a remarkable Iron Woman effort successfully defended her singles and doubles crown but lost out in the mixed dou bles finals Saturday as the 63rd Wimbledon tennis champion ships ended w i t h Americans winning 4 of the 5 titles Says Methods of FBI Will Not Change Washington o r n e y General Tom C Clark defending FBI procedures has announced that it will continue to compile files on individuals even though some of the data may turn out to be rumor malicious gossip and unverified charges He made that clear in a state ment assuming full responsibil ity for the exposure of 34 secret FBI reports at the Judith Coplon spy trial Clark said he permitted the re ports to be put in luctantly and against the advice of FBI Chief J Edgar Hoover concerning some of the because the only alternative was to drop the case against Miss Coplon By inference he blamed Fed eral District Judge Albert L Reeves who presided at the Cop Ion trial for forcing the disclos ure of reports vhich Clark said involved the national security But the attorney general em phasized that the furor those doc uments created will not change the FBIs investigative methods He said the agency has to collect all kinds of seemingly trivial ir revalent and heaisay information because of the nature of its work Captive Boy Taken Back to Mother Boston Thirteenyearold Gerald Sullivan Bostons curly haired captive boy was back Saturday in the custody of his mother the women he imprisoning him in a dungeon Girl to Break News of Lost Feet Reno Nev UR One legless teenaged girl faces another girl almost her own age Saturday to tell her that the feet are missing from her legs encased in plaster casts since a motor boat ran ov er her this week At the same time 14yearold Norma Carothers of Topeka Kans will try to sell 13yearold Imogene Wittsche of Roseville Cal on the idea that she can lead a normal life without her feet Neither doctors nor Imogenes parents Mr and Mrs Carl Witts che had the heart to tell the pret ty youngster that her feet were chopped off when the boat ran over her on Lake Tahoe as she swam last Monday In the heavy casts she had no like chamber decade Despite his for more than a stormy objections UNEVENTFUL 4TH Sioux City displays of fireworks are planned here Monday night but the 4th of July otherwise is scheduled to be un eventful Stores businesses and government offices will be closed as customary Gerald was taken from a con valescent home by Attorney Dan1 iel J OConnell his mothers counsel However it was not known whether the boy actually was forced to meet his mothei Mrs Anna Sullivan 45 He was some where in the country but his whereabouts remained a mystery to all but Mrs Sullivan OCon nell and a few close friends Mrs Sullivan under a prison sentence for neglecting the boy locked herself in her home and refused to see anyone OConnell was able to claim Gerald against the boys will be cause he posted bail set Thursday when the youngster was adjudged a neglected child Under juvenile law a neglected child technically becomes a defendant and may be held in bail Gerald agreed to go with OCon nell only after the lawyer assured him they were going for a ride in the country and promised to bring him back to the home if he didnt like it idea that her feet were gone she thought they had been back on and the condition of her severed nerves were such that doctors said she might even believe she could wiggle toes that were no longer there She hasnt said anything about the accident since she came to the hospital her mother said I dont believe she realizes yet what happened Norma visiting in Long Beach Cal with her mother offered to break the news to Imogene Ex perts believed it might be a good idea to let someone her own age who had suffered the same ex perience tell her of her loss Norma lost her legs in an auto accident 2 years ago Premier of BulgariaWas 67 Years Old Probably Most Communist Outside of Soviet Union London Mikhailo vich Dimitrov premier of Bul garia and one of the foremost leaders in world communism died Soiuday Moscow r a d io an nounced He was 67 He had been a lifelong revolu tionary an exile trusted agent of Soviet Prime Minister Joseph Stalin a principal defendant in the German Reichstag fire trial in 1933 and probably the most im portant communist outside Russia The announcement distributed by the Soviet Monitor here said death was due to diabetes Dimi trov had been under treatment in Bordikha sanitarium near Moscow for nearly 3 months He was granted leave from the premiership in April to obtain the treatment Vassil Kolarov vice premier and foreign minister be came acting premier at that time Make Announcement The highest councils in Russia the central committee of the sov iet communist party and the min isters of the U S S R made the announcement of death They said it caused them profound grief Dimitrov was an exile from Bul garia for 22 years because ofhis early revolutionary life but he re mained an obscure figure until he was accused of engineering the reichstag fire conspiracy t Hitler just risen to power when the reichstag building in Berlin burned the night of Feb 27 1933 Burned Trying to Save 2 Dogs McGregor man suffered burns on the back Friday in try ing to save his 2 dogs when fire destroyed his home Mervin Musser a garage me chanic who lives alone was awak ened by flames in his living rpom His 2 dogs terrified ran under his bed In trying to save them Musser was burned He lost every thing but the pajamas he was wearing Zackary Cook Acting State Fire Marshal Des Moines of Zackary Cook 61 of Des Moines as acting state fire mar shal was announced Saturday Alfred W Kahl state commis sioner of public safety said that under a reassignment of duties which became effective Friday State Fire Marshall John Strohm of Clinton now becomes a special arson investigator Strohm has been state fire mar shal since 1927 except lor one 4 year period in the 1930s Kahl said he was announcing the reassignment of duties of the 2 men with the approval of Gov William S Beardsley There put the blame on communists Was Acquitted Dimitrov confounded his judges and eventually was acquitted The fire mystery never was cleared up Hitlers gang was accused by antinazi sources of setting the fire and trumping up charges against the communists to serve their own purposes Dimitrov went to Moscow From then on Dimitrov was known to the world He became general secretary of the old corn intern the communist internation al network in 1935 and stayed on the job until the Comintern was disbanded in 1943 After the war Dimitrov re turned to his native country and became premier with the blessing of Russia in 1946 His police re gime was called the iron broom by his enemies Many Iowa Towns Having 4th of July Celebrations By The ASSOCIATED PRESS As usual Iowa will be dotted with numerous celebrations and special events in connection with the anniversary of Americas in dependence Several cities this year will have 2 and 3 day celebrations Others will hold their traditional July 4 events and some have special features planned Governor William S Beardsley will address a celebration in Story City the afternoon of July 4 and another celebration in Osceola that night In between he plans to eat i XT TT on his New Vir fried chicken ginia farm Among holiday observances planned in Iowa are annual juven ile speed classic the Muscatine soap box derby will be held July 4 with a field of nearly 50 cars entered in the event estimated 600 model airplanes from throughout the midwest are expected ito compete at Goeppinger Field Boone be ginning at 10 am Sunday July 3 and continuing through July 4 in a 81000 jaycec plane contest Clear 3day celebra tion opened Saturday with yacht races in the afternoon rides and concessions and an evening band concert and acquatic show on the lake front The program will con tinue 3 days on the same basis with a dairy queen crowning added Sunday and a morning street parade and an evening fire works display at p m added Monday Creston Traditional Creston 4th of July celebration is planned with a lavish parade for which in prizes are posted by the Junior Chamber of Commerce There will also be activities in McKinley park throughout the day West Union A 2day program Sunday and Monday marking West Unions centennial is being com bined with the 4th July ob servance Local business estab lishments have been decorated with relics of early days and a grand parade will be held July 4 in addition to other events perry A celebration at Perry on Sunday and Monday is being built around the dedication of Perrys new municipal airport in cluding the crowning of an avi ation queen The July 3 program includes an air show at 1 p m followed by airport dedication at 4 pm Mondays July 4th program includes a 10 a m parade a spft bal Itourney and a 10 p m fire works displry Newton A large downtown 4th of July parade Monday morn ing will open a 3day Jaycee cele bration in Newton There will be aerial acrobatics a carnival and a queen contest with evening open air dancing Underwood An 11 a m parade will highlight an allday civic celebration in Underwood July 4 with games in the after noon and a bowery dance and fireworks display in the evening Marshalltown A free munici pal band concert and an extensive fireworks display will be staged at Marshalltowns central Iowa fairgrounds Monday evening July 4 Davenport The Davenport voiture No 77 of the 40 8 will hold its 25thannual fireworks show for the children of the Iowa Soldiers Orphans home and St Vincents home on July 4 SUI Okays Political Speeches Iowa City regula tions governing the use of uni versity buildings here by political candidates have been approved by the board of deans and Virgil M Hancher president of the univer sity In a statement Saturday the board of deans and the president said Because political party organi zations and candidates for public office are quasipublic and since the presentation of political party have been reports in the state1 platforms and candidates to the house that changes might be made in the fire marshals office inci dent to the change of administra tion Kahl declined to say whether the Cook appointment later will become permanent Cook has been doing special arson investigator work and has been a deputy fire marshal the last 8 years Fire Burns Part of Repair Shop at Clear Lake Clear believed caused by defective wiring gutted a part of the Mason City Imple ment companys repair shop here Friday night The fire apparently broke out over a fuse box It was more than an hour be fore firemen brought the blaze under control R J Johnston manager of the shop said the damage had not yet been estimated Saturday Johnson said the company was taking care of repairs on farm ma chinery as usual Saturday The company was open for business as no damage was done to the office and the stock of new machinery The building is a frame structure south of the grain elevator near the Milwaukee depot public is an element of the demo cratic elective system the univer sity will make its facilities avail able for candidates for statewide or national office to state their views To this continued end the statement each political party recognized as such under the laws of the state may have equal op portunity to hold public meetings on the campus consistent with the education program of the univer sity Last January the state board of education approved the princi pal of making the facilities of state schools under its jurisdic tion available to political candi dates under such rules and reg ulations of the respective institu tions as may be consistent with their education programs SAME mttnt hran ;