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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 3, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THI NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS PTM nd United Pres Full Wire Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 3 1949 treme northwest corner ofPMissouand n in this ex imssoun and in Nebraska Iowa and Kansas where the twist ers hit 16 Frenchmen Held After Arms Seized Paris UR The government announced Friday the seizure of 2 busloads of arms and arrest of 16 persons after an investigation of an alleged plot to demoralize the French army Among those arrested were 3 high officials of Gen Charles de Gaulles rally of the French peo ple One of them was a member of de Gaulles private protective police The inquiry into the purported plot against the army heretofore had revolved mainly around the communists including newspaper editors and members of the na tional assembly De Gaulle is the bitterest enemy of the commun ists and his party is at the oppo site political pole from them The interior ministry which controls the countrys police an nounced the seizure of the arms and ammunition on the outskirts of Paris Thursday night The ar rests were carried out in connec tion with the capture The seizure resulted from the questioning of a man Thursday in connection with the governments inquiry into the attempts to de moralize the army an interior ministry spokesman said Admit Planting Bomb on Plane Killing 13 Manila UR Two men have confessed planting a time bomb on a commercial airliner which exploded killing all 13 persons aboard government investigators said Friday The confessions were handed to authorities in Daet Camarines Norte province who were re quested to draw up criminal charges against the pair and 2 others reportedly implicated The 2 men one a convict the other an exconvict were paid to put the bomb on the plane authorities said The plane a Philippine Airlines craft disappeared May 7 while enroute from Daet to Manila It apparently exploded in flight while over the sea Ludvig Sun deen 48 a mining engineer who once lived in Litchfield Minn and Richard Parker 25 formerly of Rochester N Y were aboard Daet authorities were asked to press the case because the flight originated there The confessions given to them said the 2 men were hired to deliver a box to the piane and that they did not know it contained a bomb Names of those involved were withheld pending the filing of formal charges But national bu reau of investigation officials said evidence already collected was sufficient to convict 3 persons in eluding the alleged mastermind in the plot The motive for the plot was Ob scure NBI agents said they were probing a report that one passen ger obtained a accident insurance policy a few days be fore the crash They also looked into the possibility that a love triangle might be tri angle involving a Filipino woman whose husband was aboard the ill fated plane Thus far authorities said the evidence against the woman is insufficinet to obtain a conviction Now It Can Be Told State Collere Pa When William S Hoffman dean of ad missions at Pennsylvania State col lege retired he bared his soul Hoffman admitted he was the stu dent who 40 years ago dumped bucket of water on members of fee university council as they de parted from a meeting Decontrol Brings Varied Rent Hikes Some Up 700 Per Cent Washington In the 2 months since it became law homerule rent control has brouht result brought results ranging from minor increases in some places to a few rent boosts of up to l 29 communities could be 100 per cent Hpnt e decontrolled by their local governing with the state ITOVernnrs unrl woe governors states could be decontrolled by their legislatures An Press survey showed Friday that 16 cities and towns including Knoxville Tenn Amarillo Tex and McAlester Okla have lifted their own rent controls with the approval of state governors Only Nebraska has thus far voted statewide de control The bill also gave the federal government power to reimpose controls where it had lifted them which prompted Housing Expediter Tighe Woods to decon trol more than 100 areas Landlord reaction to community state and federal decontrol has varied greatly Some areas re ported practically no boosts But in Americus Ga decontrolled from Washington rents rose so sharply that the town is being recontrolled Friday 10 Per Cent In Nebraska with statewide de control the leading real estate figure has announced 10 per cent increases andhas asked his fellow landlords to show similar re they hurt the cause of decontrol In Amarillo which decontrolled itself the GlobeNews says rent boosts generally have been a conservative 20 to 25 per cent but adds that some rents were doubled Early Increases In McAlester these among other early increases were noted House went from to a month an apartment house went up on each apartment In most of the areas decon trolled from Washington in early April rent rises have been moder ate Generally decontrol is stick ing But the rent advisory board at Americus reported boosts ranging up to 100 per cent in the 2 con trolfree months The local citi zens board was unanimous in asking the return of ceilings The real estate man on the board made the motion Charged With Manslaughter in Shooting Sioux City 16 year old high school student has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the fatal shooting of his young pal The dead youth is Donald Wheeler 15 Detective Lt Russell White said Wheeler was shot in the neck when a rifle held by Eari Peterson discharged in the living room of the Peterson home VVhite quoted young Peterson as saying he playfully pointed the gun at Donald who said Dont point the gun at me Peo ple get killed that way An instant later the detective said the gun discharged Lt White Thursday signed the information against Peterson The youth waived preliminary hearing through his attorney and was re leased on a bond signed by his mother Mrs Agnes Peterson Steam Shovel Lands Fish Tacoma Wash UR Hilmar Johnson caught a 15pound steel head on an outfit that cost Johnson operates a steam shovel He spotted the steelhead in the Puyallup river and aimed his Clarion Boy Suffocated in Bin of Corn Clarion White 10 year old son of Mi and Mrs Law rence White of Clarion suffocated Friday when he fell into a bin of shelled corn on his fathers farm near Clarion The boys father and Orrie Keeling a nephew of White had been filling a truckload of corn from the bin Kenny was drawn into the bin by suction as the corn was being removed White who tried to pull the child out of the bin was himself drawn into the corn up to his shoulders but managed to escape The 2 men with the help of neighbors managed to shovel the lad out of the bin and the Clarion fire department made a vain at tempt to revive him with oxygen and an inhalator Death was due to suffocation the Wright county coroner Dr R A Young said Fri day afternoon Kenny is survived by his par ents and 2 younger sisters Linda and Carolyn Search for Uranium Is Continuing Bottle for Missing Substance Found at Argonne Laboratory Washington A missing atomic bottle has been found but the search goes on for some of the uranium235 which was in it Senator McMahon D Conn made that announcement Thurs day as his senatehouse atomic energy committee adjourned pro ably until Monday its hearings into charges of incredible mis management made against David E Lilienlhal by Senator Hicken looper Lilienthal heads the atomic en ergy commission whose Argonne national laboratory in Chicago missed the bottle of fissionable material last February It con tained an ounce of U235 Js of which has now been recovered Dug Out of Box McMahon said the commissions general manager Carroll Wilson had reported to the committee that the missing bottle was dug out of a large steel box of waste material in the Argonne laboratorys spec ial radioactive burial ground The uranium apparently had been spilled from the bottle after which the container was discarded It was all due to carelessness and negligence McMahon said Besides pressing its inquiry into the matter of the stillmissing i ounce of U235 he said the joint committee is branching out in its investigation of the commission to find out why construction of a atomic installation is costing 3 times the original es timate Built by GE The installation located at Han ford Wash is being built by the General Electric Corp The congressional committee at the instigation of Hickenlooper its former chairman is conducting a broadscale probe of the atomic commissions management under Lilienthal Hickenlooper has de manded Lilienthals firing This Paper Consists ot Two No 203 FUMES STRIKE TWICE Waterloo the 2nd time within a year Hans Nelson 81 has been overcome by fumes from the same gas water heater in the basement of his home here He was revived Thursday by a fire department inhalator squad Test Plane Flies CrossCountry by Radio Controls Minneapolis DC3 test plane flown entirely by radio con trols on a round trip flight to San Francisco landed at Wold Cham berlain airport Friday Pilot William B Watt of Min neapolis said the radio control had worked perfectly even when the plane was battling bad weather from Reno Nev to Salt Lake City Utah and snow and ice shortly after leaving Salt Lake City The plane left San Francisco on its return flight Thursday after noon The flight to San Francisco was made May 27 ACCEPT 12A CENT RAISE Des Moines An offer of cents hourly wage increase has been accepted by plasterers of the Des Moines local of the Interna tional Plasterers and Cement Fin ishers union AFL This brings the new wage to a total of hourly See Compromise in 4Power Berlin Talk California Bank Foundei Dies at 79 San Mateo Cal Peter Giannini boy produce ped dler who fought his way up to become the worlds biggest bank er died Friday of a heart ailment He was 79 and had been ill with a cold for a month The veteran of a thousand feuds the founder of the vast Bank of America once told interviewers shucks Im just a roughneck I left school and went to work when I was 12 Why I was brought up on the waterfront But he fought cai the side of the solid little people of the ex panding west coast And by 1946 his Bank of America was the worlds biggest with assets top ping It had grown to 500 branches most of them in California The banking chain was started he had explained because he got so damn mad at directors of the little bank in which he first was active They didnt favor some of his gogetter policies so he started a bank of his own It was the Bank of Italy established Oct 17 1904 Zandt Charge Flatly Denied by Symington Washington Secretary Symington flatly denied Friday reports relayed to the house by Rep Van in cri ticism of the B36 bomber buy ing program He said of one phase of the congressmans speech The report is a lie Last week Van Zandt told on the house floor of cancellation of contracts for other types of planes to provide money for more of the huge 6engine Consolidated bomb ers He laid connection stress on the former of Secretary of De fense Louis Johnson with Con solidated And he said he had heard from sources I cannot dis regard that Symington will re sign from the cabinet to head a big aircraft combine to be set up by Floyd Odium head of the At las corporation which controls Consolidated Lost Street Found Pittsfield Mass 7This Berkshire city has found a street it never knew it owned It is Gulf Road 300 feet long and formerly believed to be owned by the neigh boring town of Dalton A survey disclosed however that it belongs to Pittsfield needs re pairs GlobeGazette Photo CLASS OF 1949 GETS total of 277 Mason City high school and 52 junior college graduates marched across the stage at Roosevelt fieldhouse Thursday night to get their diplomas at the 1949 commencement exercises In the foreground Bon nie Boothroyd walks on after receiving her sheepskin while Sally Borschel is being handed hers by Raymond Zack vice president of the school board Principal Harold J Snyder presides at the left and in the wings stands Perley Brunsvold vice principal In acoop at the fish The first dip cidentaly of the huge stack of diplomas not one was handed to the wrong person ac was successful I cording to a call of hands after al were given out See story on page DEFENSE SECRETARY GETS HONORARY of Defense Louis A Johnson center kneels Thursday during ceremonies at which he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Creighton univer sity Shown left to right are the Very Rev William H McCabe Creighton president behind Navy Secretary Francis P Matthews of Omaha Johnson Sam W Reynolds of Omaha and Archbishop Gerald T Bergan of Omaha Demos Ready to Take Any Labor Law They Can Get Washington Truman administration which has been insisting on full repeal of the TaftHartley labor act was reported Fridayto have decided to take what it can get in the way of a 1evised law Vice President Barkley talked briefly to a closed caucus of senate democrats Friday and a senator who was present reported that was the of his remarks It was learned that at the same party meeting the senators dis cussed a proposal to back 5 amendments to the administra tions TH repealer including a provision for presidential seizure of struck plants in national emer gencies Earlier Senator Lucas of Illi nois democratic leader in the sen ate came out for unspecified amendments to the administration plan to cancel the present labor law and replace it with a modified version of the old Wagner act The 5 amendments discussed Friday reported to have been out lined to the caucus by Senators Douglas DI11 and Hill CD included 1 Provision for plant or indus try seizure for periods up to 90 days in case of a national emer gency labor dispute 2 A guarantee of free speech for both employers and workers The administration bill covers only workers on that point 3 The filing of financial re ports by unions There is no such provision in the administration bill 4 Requiring both unions and employers to bargain collectively in good faith The administration measure requires that only of em ployers 5 The filing of noncommunist affidavits by both union officers and employers The administra tion bill requires no such oaths Hearing for Juveniles on Drinking Party A hearing will be held in police court at 10 a m Saturday for 14 teen agers and their parents in connection with what police said was an allnight party in a house at 509 Jefferson N W Thursday night and early Friday morning The youths all admitted they had been drinking and were teen agers 16 and 17 years of age Chief of Police Harold E Wolfe said In the group were 8 boys and 6 girls No adults were found in the house the report said Complaints of noise in the area were made early Friday morning and when police entered the house at a m some of the occupants be gan jumping out of the windows according to the report Also called to be present at the hearing were C E Gilman county probation officer and Murray Finley assistant county attorney Plan Rites for Former Sheffield Minister Marshalltown u n e r a 1 services will be held here Satur day for the Rev Henry C Schlut er 81 The retired minister died at a hospital here Thursday He had been in poor health for about 5 months Before coming to Marshalltown as pastor of the Grace Evangel ical United Brethren church 15 years ago the Rev Mr Schulter had served ministries in Sheffield Van Home Radcliffe Waverly La Porte City Ackley Sumner and Clinton Motor Vehicle Tax Collection on Rise Des Moines tax col lections on new motor vehicles in Iowa for April increased more than over the same month last year an official report showed Friday April tax collections for new ve hicles and trailers came to 555 the report showed The tal for April last year was 844 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy not much temperature change through Saturday High Satur day 82 to 84 Low tonight 48 to 50 Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Not much change in temperature Low Friday night 5055 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will be 2 to 4 de grees below normal with aver age highs 73 to 76 and average lows 50 to 54 Near normal tem peratures Saturday and Sunday Turning cooler with showers Monday and Tuesday Clearing and warmer Wednesday Rain fall will average i to iinch for the period Minnesota Partly cloudy with lit tle change in temperature Fri day night and Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum 79 Minimum 50 At 8 a m Friday 66 YEAR AGO Maximum 89 Minimum 53 Ministers Confer on U S Plan East and West Agree in Principle on CityWide Elections Paris 4power foreign ministers announced after a 3 hour closed session that they dis cussed the American and Russian plans for reuniting Berlin Friday A terse communique issued after the meeting gave no clue as to whether they had made any progress Because of the secret na ture of Fridays session the custo mary presse briefings are not scheduled to be held CoOrdinate Ideas British sources reported the 3 western ministers got together to coordinate their ideas in prep aration for the crucial phase of the talks they are now entering with Soviet Foreign Minister An drei Y Vishinsky There is a gen eral expectation among western diplomats that the matter will be settled in the next day or 2 The American plan was sub mitted Thursday and backed by both Britain and France Russia and the west already are agreed in principle on the plant 2 most important proposals ReEstablish Control 1 Reestablishrnent of 4power control of Berlin 2 Citywide elections fnr an all Berlin council Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y Vishinsky hinted on Wednesday that Russia was ready to transfer to German civic authority some of the functions exercised inthe past by the kommandatura That is what the west wants and western diplomats forecast some eastwest bargaining A tangled problem is call for 4power supervision of elections Both Russia and the western powers have their own version of what constitutes free and fair elections Chambers Says He Told Lie New York h Ut a k e r Chambers admitted under cross examination Friday that he had committed perjury before the same federal grand jury which indicted Alger Hiss for perjury Chambers confessed f o r m e r communist spy courier who is the principal accuser of Hiss ended the 4th day of the former state de partment officials federal court perjury trial with the ready ad mission of his own perjury Did you tell the grand jury in this building that you had no knowledge of espionage Chief Defense Attorney Lloyd Paul Stryker asked Chambers testifying in a calm low voice said he had told the grand jury he had no particular knowledge of espionage You admit now that you testi fied falsely and committed per jury before the federal grand jury in this building Stryker de manded I do Chambers replied Dies as Result of Auto Crash Oelwein Michener 18 months old died in a hospital here early Friday as the result of an automobile accident The child daughter of Mr arid Mrs D E Michenerof Oelwein was injured fatally when run over by a car while playing in a neigh bors driveway The accident hap pened when he backed his car out WED SECRETLY Hollywood Lois Wheeler 25 revealed Friday that she secretly was married to For eign Correspondent Edgar Snow on May 26 They were married Ja the home of friends at Sneedeni Landing N Y SAME BlMk ;