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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 4, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Associated Press United Press Full Lease Wirei MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 4 1949 HOME EDITION TTTnTl ONE INJURED HEREElizabeth Kellogg 20 716 Monroe N W was Sjured when this auto upset in a passing accident west of the airport on highway 18 Friday after noon A deputy sheriff who investigated said Ed Raila 24 East Norwalk Conn driver of the car in winch she was riding attempted to pass on the right side when he saw the car in front was making a left hand turn His auto didnt quite make it ticking the back ahead driven by Mrs Vera Hoffman who was turning into her Both Raila and Mrs Hoffman escaped injury Miss Kellogg was to be released from Park hos pital Saturday after treatment for minor injuries 4 Men Killed in Crash of B26 Bomber Loveland Colo UR Four men were killed Saturday when a B26 air force bomber crashed and exploded during a driving rainstorm 4 miles east of here The plane crashed after it left Lowry Field in Denverbound for Great Falls Mont The plane was assigned to the Greenville air force base in South Carolina Lowry Field ordered an investi gation Robert Lebsack a farmer saw the plane flying low through the heavy rainstorm just before it crashed 2 miles north of where he stood in the north ditch of an eastwest highway The impact left a hole 10 to 15 feet deep Government Agents Board Liner Batory in New York New York U S official announced Saturday the Polish Liner Batory on which Communist Gerhart Eisler fled to Europe may be in the process of being seized The vessel was boarded by numerous government agents as she arrived here on first visit since Eisler stowed away May 6 Pete A Esperdy assistant dis trict enforcement officer of the immigration service made the announcement about possible Get Degree 50 Years After Leaving College Grinriell A woman gradu ate of Grinnell college will receive her bachelor of arts degree Sun day 50 years after she completed her college work here She is Miss Pearl Tyer of Boise Idaho now a practicing lawyer so cial worker and newspaper cor respondent She was forced to leave Grinnell because of illness before taking her final examinations in 1899 Officials of the college granted her request to be graduated on the 50th anniversary of her class She was a student of Greek and Latin when she attended school here Leaves for Care of Cats Coronado Cal will of William Rushten Bowker 77 left of a estate for the upkeep and comfort of his 14 cats It instructed his 2 daughters who got the rest of the estate to move into his house and care for my affectionate pet pussy cats Bowker also instructed the heirs be fed on Carnation milk kid neys and canned fish and that periodic reports of their condition be made to the Humane society seizure but said it had not been seized yet The Batorys captain Jan Cwik linski said that state inquiries were being conducted He added lie had not been servedwith any papers and declared he was still in command of my ship Assistant U S Attorney John Donovan said his office would make no comment in connection with the action taken by govern ment officers in boarding the Ba tory but added I understand the ship is under government control When the liner docked mem bers of ah immigration service border patrol who were armed immediately went aboard No one was permitted to leave the ship In Washington state and jus tice department officials indicated all officers and members of the Batorys crew will be given a thorough interrogation to deter mine if any of them aided Eisler in his dramatic getaway May 6 Authorize Strike for Atom Workers Washington IP The CIO chemical workers Friday author ized a strike at the Oak Ridge atomic energy plant if there is continued failure of contract ne gotiations with the private com pany operating the plant Government officials however did not take the move as indicat ing there actually will be a walk out Only a few hours before Mar tin Wagner union president said a walkout would be automatical ly prevented if the governments new atomic energy labor rela tions panel enters the case YOUTH DROWNS Frascr Morello 15 of Boone drowned late Friday in the Des Moines river near the Fraser dam where he was swimming with his younger brother Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy Saturday night with a low near 65 Cloudy Sunday with thunder showers by night High near 80 Iowa Partly cloudy Saturday with showers and thunderstorms ex treme southwest portion Satur day night Mostly cloudy Sun day with showers and thunder storms west portion Not much change in temperature Low Saturday night 6065 Minnesota Partly cloudy with little change in temperature Saturday night and Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the f4 hours ending at 8 a m Satur day Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Saturday 66 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Rita Aly Attend Running of Derby Epsom England Prince Aly Khan and his bride Rita Haywofth saw the running of the derby Saturday and for many hours were inconspicuous in the crowd The Khan family colors cut no great figure on the race course Aly started Iran a 100 to 1 long shot and his father the Aga Khan entered Hindostan 100 to 6 Both horses were lost some where in the pack that followed the winning Nimbus home Moving Plant Away From Council Bluffs Council Bluffs Kel ler president of the Howard Man ufacturing company declared he is with Council Bluffs and is moving his plant to Kan sas City Mo The Howard com pany makes plastic products Kellers announcement Friday followed city council action con curring with the city zoning com missions recommendation that a 26room house next door to Kel lers residence be reclassifiecl from residential to multiple dwelling to permit its owner to continue using it for a convalescent home Keller has led a fight to ban re classification Friday he said both he and his key employes have listed their homes and the plant for sale and plans to take all the rest of the employees to Kansas City that want to move Reactions of city councilmen ranged from anger to indifference The rezoning move was passed only to 2nd reading It must be read 3 times before the change is official Wins in Soap Firm Contest Ankeny coal miners daughter received a check for Saturday 2nd prize in a national soap company contest Bruna Pieracci about 40 cried that life is just beginning as a Proctor and Gamble representa tive handed her the check for her contest entry She has been caring for her ailing mother in their 5room cot tage since her fathers death in 1947 Until his miners pension of a month began arriving 6 months ago their income was a month DIES AFTER CRASH Audnbcn W Stetzel 74 a farmer living east of Audubon died Friday of a heart condition following the headon collision of 2 cars on a county road 3 miles east of here Coroner W H Hal loran said the heart condition which caused death was brought on by the accident DECLINES TRIP W a hi n z t o n Rep Le compte RIowa has declined an allexpense air trip to Switzerland to attend the World Moral Re armament conference there start ing Saturday He explained that there was too much work to do here Daily Worker Editors Wife Called Subversive Detroit Anna Gan ley wife of the editor of the Mich igan edition of the Communist Daily Worker was held Saturday as a subversive alien Arrested Friday as an illegal entrant to the United States she faces deportation proceedings Her husband Nat Ganley for merly was a business agent for a local of the ClOUnited Auto Workers He was defeated for re election in 1947 Thti Paptr Consists of Two No2M Vet Would Rather Live in Germany Frankfurt Germany el McCarthy the American youth who wants to be a German was set free Saturday to see what its ike living here penniless and without a ration card His determination to give up American citizenship was un shaken by transAtlantic tele Dhone pleas from his mother in New Hyde Park Long Island N Y and the reasoning of U S military authorities here The American military govern rient decided the 22 year old ex 31 could have the run of the coun vy without bail He was ordered o appear June 13 for trial on charges of entering Germany il legally Waive Bail The U S district attorney Wil iam F Johnson vho has tried to dissuade McCarthy from dropping his American birthright recom mended waiving the bail previously asked for the young sters release The only value of bail is to make sure a man wont flee Johnson told District Judge Fred J Cohn and this man shows no ndication of wanting to flee In fact his offense is that he insists on staying here McCarthy smiled as the judge et him go Mind Unchanged I still intend to give up my American citizenship as soon as possible he said Friday night Johnson put out of his own money to connect McCarthy by telephone with his nother on Long Island The youngster was unmoved by his nothers protests Its a step I eel necessary and advisable to take he told her To reporters here McCarthy said I fell in love with Germany vhen I spent 20 months here as a soldier and I want to live here McCarthy now will get a taste of what its like living as a Ger man before he can renounce his U S citizenship Without money or a food ration card he prepared to move into the home of a Ger man friend Say Woman May Receive Julian Post Washington placed white house aides reported Satur day that President Truman has de cided to appoint a woman as trea surer of the United States These informants said that Mrs Georgia Neese Clark of Richland Kas is tile most likely choice for the post She is democratic na tional committee woman from Kansas If appointed she would succeed William A Julian who was killed in an automobile accident last Sun day Julian had been treasurer this is not the same job as secre tary of the treasury a cabinet post since 1933 The prospective appointment is in line with the presidents de termination to give greater recog nition to women and the part they played in his surprise election vic tory last November Only last Thursday at his week ly news conference Mr Truman said he had several women under consideration for appointments to diplomatic posts including that of ambassador to Denmark Elks Have Meeting at Council Bluffs Council Bluffs 1000 Elks and lady Elks Saturday were hurrying through a full program of business and entertainment as their annual state convention moved into the 2nd day Election of officers was sched uled for late in the day Results were also to be announced in a ritualistic contest in which Boone Decorah Iowa Falls and Musca tine lodges were taking part The group will meet at a ban quet Saturday evening Afterward there will be dances at the down town Elks lodge and at the Elks Country club ACCEPT 121 CENT RAISE DCS Moines offer of 124 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 4 Ministers Meet Behind Closed Door New Blackout Covers Big 4 Conference on Issue of Berlin Rule Paris and the west both were behind a curtain Sat urday continuing efforts in the secret session to find a way of oexistence in Berlin Behind a news blackout the diplomats of the big 4 foreign min isters conference face more than mere restoration of harmony in the German capital Both sides be with apparent sincerity that a way of life can be worked out With their pledged to foreign ministers began Saturdays talks in the pink palace After a secret session Friday the only encouraging sign was the announcement the ministers would meet again Saturday Neither Russia nor the western powers iad rejected their rival plans for making Berlin a single city The big barrier between the 2 ides was understood to be the question of whether any one power can be permitted to veto acts of the city government or elections of city government of ficials Russia was not expected to give up her insistence on veto power unless other considerations made it advisable After the blockade last year rioters drove the elected anticommunist government out of the city hall in the soviet zone New city elections were held in the western sector with the Rus sians refusing to participate A dual city government with 2 cur rencies resulted The present strike of railway workers in the western zone of Berlin that has paralyzed the city rail system for a fortnight grew out of the currency conflict Britain Rail Strike Looms paralyzing week end strike on most of Britains stateowned railways appeared certain Saturday as trainmen de fied both the labor government and their union leaders The imminent stoppage was all the more serious this weekend be cause of the Whitsuntide holiday exodus to resort areas The rail way executive operating the rail roads for the government had planned 1000 extra trains for the weekend Union leaders met with a com mittee of engineers and firemen who threaten to tie up lines be tween London and northern Eng land and Scotland They made a final desperate appeal to the train men to continue work The trainmen got a blunt No from the governments railway executive when they promised to work Sunday if work schedules were changed They are protest ing against schedules that require them to spend a night away from home In the meantime Britons by the hundreds of thousands went ahead with plans to visit resorts or relatives taking their chances on being stranded before they reach their destinations The Whitsuntide holiday lasts through Monday Iowa Solon Fears Espionage Threat Winneshiek Clerk of Court Missing disappearance of William Mosby Winneshiek coun ty clerk of court is giving rela tives and friends concern He was to have gone to Rochester Minn for treatment but could not be found there by Sheriff George Harms Friday He was last seen at Donlons drug store Tuesday morning the day he said he was going to Rochester Lost Street Found Pittsfield Mass This 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 Lawmakers Argue With Umpires Washington a baseball player your congressman looks better making speeches This was well illustrated Fri day night in the annual congres sional baseball game As nearly as anyone could figure out the dem ocrats won 1610 But the boys looked most at home when they were jawing with the umpire Take Rep Tom Pickett D Tex He caught one inning Ball bawled the umpire What yelled Pickett snatching off his mask and pretending he was furious Experts agreed there isnt a catcher in the majors who could have done it better Unfortunately the congressmen didnt do much arguing at which they were superb They did do some baseball playing at which they were entertaining Possibly the best baseball play er of the lot was Rep Don Wheel er DGa He was the starting pitcher for the democrats but he got tired While he was resting the republicans tied the score at 10all According to baseball rules once you go out of a game youre through But who can lay down the law to lawmakers Wheeler came back after the democrats had gone ahead 1610 in the 5th and last inning to hold the republicans scoreless in their final turn at bat The democrats had a slight edge in everything They collected 2 homeruns by Rep Gene McCarthy Minn and Rep Mendel Rivers S Car And they turned in 2 double plays something almost unheard of in congressional baseball games Around 3000 saw the game sponsored by the Washington Evening Star for the benefit of underprivileged children USED IN PRISON picture shows one of the improvised drills used by the 14 convicts who escaped Friday from the Moundsville State penitentiary in West Virginia The diills lacked handles so the prisoners used books from the prison library to hold the crude tools 6 of 14 Fugitives Caught as Police Net Is Tightened Moundsville W Va of the 14 long term con victs who escaped from the West Virginia penitentiary here were captuied Saturday as a police net around this Ohio river area tightened The Ohio state highway patrol reported 2 of the fugitives were captured at nearby Powhatan Ohio shortly after noon They were identified as liam Mike Abies 34 and Holly Starcher Neither was armed Earlier in the day Warden Orel J Skeen reported Dennis P Tay lor 27 Jack Heeney 27 Donald Wurster 23 and uharles F Ross 28 were recaptured in the Rosbys Rock vicinity about 6 miles east of here Taylor serving a 25year sen tence from Kanawha county for a armed robbery was caught by an alert country store pro prietor as he entered the estab lishment to buy food The other 3 were apprehended in the woods nearby where they apparently were awaiting Taylors return the warden said Heeney was serving a life sen tence as a habitual criminal from Ohio county and Wurster was sentenced from the same county to a 30year term for armed rob bery and kidnaping Floyd Fritzman who runs a store at Glen Easton 10 miles from Moundsville was responsible for catching Taylor Skeen said Berlin Rail Workers Offer New Terms Berlin Berlin rail strikers offered new terms Satur day for settlement of a 2week walkout which has halted all train traffic The strikers proposed to the Russiansponsored rail manage ment that the railroad divide it self into east and west sections like everything else in Berlin Un der the plan the west section would do business with the strik ing anticommunistunion and the east section with the nonstriking communist union There was no immediate indi cation whether the idea would be considered favorably by the so vietcontrolled railway American officials said Satur day that despite the rail strike western Berliners have greater supplies of food and coal than at any time since 1945 They said west Berlin now has a 60day re serve Just before the Soviets lift ed their barriers May 12 the west was down to a skimpy 3 week re serve From the time of the lifting of the blockade until the railway strike the railways brought in 130000 tons of supplies Nothing is being moved by rail now but trucks and barges are bringing in 2000 tons daily and the airlift be tween 6000 and 7000 tons daily Seek Missing Air Force Pursuit Ship LM Nev missing F51 army air force pursuit plane was sought Saturday by planes from Las Vegas army air base and Hamilton Field San Francisco The plane took off in a training flight of 20 planes headed for Mills Field Ogden Utah Friday but failed to return with the others when they were ordered back because of high winds Might Drop Charges in Coplon Case Washington govern ment may have to drop its espion age case against Judith Coplon if the judge rules that it must open certain secret files federal law yers said Saturday Informed quarters said that any decision to nol pros the case would have to come from high up in the justice department Federal Judge Albert L Reeve is expected to rule Monday on defense demand for confidential FBI files which the government contends must be kept secret for security reasons The files contain secret reports which Miss Coplon a former justice department an alyst is accused of copying for transmission to Russia If the judge rules that the files must be made public it was said the prosecution may give up its efforts to convict Miss Coplon o espionage The trial has been in progress for the past 6 weeks 4 Grams of Uranium Are Still Lost McMahon Indicates Hickenlooper Stand May Be Premature Washington Hick enlppper RIpwa saw the pos ibility of espionage Saturday in he atomic energy commissions oss of 4 grams of uranium 235 but Senator McMahon DConn questioned that McMahon heads the senate louse atomic energy committee vhich is in the midst of ah inten sive inquiry into the management of the atomic agency under Chair man David E Lilienthal Hickenlooper the top commit ee republican who instigated the robe insisted that spy work must e considered as a possible factor as long as atomic material still is missing Of the ounce of enriched uranium originally lost all but t las been recovered Cites Canada Case Thats 4000 times the amount of material involved in the Ca nadian spy case Hickenlooper said Therefore the possibility espionage cannot be discounted The Canadian case involved Dr Allan Nunn May a British scientist sentenced to 10 years im prisonment by a British court for giving onethousandth of a gram of fissionable material to soviet agents in Canada But McMahon retorted that the FBI said it found noevidence of spying in the disappearance of the U235 from the Argonne atomic laboratory at the Univers ity of Chicago Still Hunting He added that laboratory waste still is beingdredged atthir Ridge plant in an effort to turn up the 4 grams in the same way the other i of an ounce were found The Connecticut senator com mented that these tests a few days longer than expected at first When the evidence is in that will be the time to draw con clusions he said French AntiRed Plotters Turned Over to Military Paris anticom munistplotters arrested by se curity police on suspicion of at tempting to demoralize the French army were turned over to mili tary authorities Saturday Security police laid conspiracy charges against 5 others appre hended Friday In the raid on the group they seized 4 tommy guns 7 automatic pistols and am munition Two of the arrested men were high up in the political party o Gen Charles De Gaulle Dies in Hospital of Tornado Injury Shenandoah fi Margare Clark 14 died in a hospital here Friday of injuries suffered in a tornado near Tarkio Mo Wednes day night Her parents Mr and Mrs Ray Clark and a brother Ken also were hospitalized as a result in juries suffered in the tornado CRASH INJURIES FATAL Sioux L Ander son 59 died at a hospital here Friday night of injuries suffered in a highway crash Monday He was one of 4 persons hurt in the collision of 2 cars on Highway 20 KILLED IN BIKE FALL Moines Ham ilton 51 Polk City died in hospital here Friday night of in jurirs suffered when fell from a bicyclt May 21 Policeman Is Shot to Death in Minneapolis Minneapolis Rookie policeman was shot tc death as he investigated a reported burg lary attempt Saturday and au thorities spread a dragnet over a wide area Three suspects were taken into custody shortly after theshoot ing They included an exconvict who recently served 8 years for robbery The victim was Fred Babcock 26yearold marine veteran of World war II who had been on the police force of suburban Rich field only 15 months Charles City Man Killed in Vinton Crash Vinton P Waller 71 of Charles City was killed Friday in a collision involving his car and a bus The accident oc curred at a Vinton street inter section Waller was dead on arrival at a hospital His counsin Wayne Waller 71 of Garner riding with him was not seriously A sheriffs deputy said the driver of the bus Clifford Har rison had no drivers or chauf feurs license The bus was owned by the Dixon Bus Lines which operates between Cedar Rapids and Vinton Waller who owned extensive property in and near Charles City has no immediate family Funeral services will be held at 2 p m Monday at the home at 308 Kelly street the Rev Har old W Putney pastor of the First Congregational church officiating Burial will be in Riverside ceme tery SAME ftaf Inffto titfj la M ;