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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 7, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME and United MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Republicans Pick Brannan as Issue MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 7 1950 CAB Probes Ditching of C46 Plane Miami searching inves tigation began Wednesday into the crash of a C46 plane in which 28 Washington Republicans hopped on the Brannan plan as a Wednesday apparently lost Puerto Ricans their lives Representatives of the civil aer onautics board and the Puerto Ri can government flew to San Juan and Charleston S Car to open in quiries The destroyer USS Saufley steamed toward Charleston with 37 survivors It was due to dock at 3 p m Eight were known dead and scant hope was held for 20 others aboard the twinengine plane that went down in the Atlantic 275 miles east northeast of Monday night Little Hope Left The 165foot cutter Aurora 3 coast guard planes and 1 air force craft continued to search the area for possible survivors but officials said there was little hope of find ing any more The pilot copilot and steward were among those the plane which was enrouteTfrom San Juan to Wilmington N Car w Miami with 62 Puerto workers aboard Rican migrant Fernando Sierra Puerto Ricah commissioner of labor flew to Charleston to meet the survivors He was accompanied by Howard Davidson assistant to the director of the employment and immigra tion bureau of the department of labor of Puerto Rico A representative of Westair com pany operators of the plane also was to meet the Saufley at Charleston The CAB said in Washington that Gordon Matthews assistant chief of its accident investigation branch flew to San Juan to be gin an inquiry there CAA Cites Charges The civil aeronautics adminis tration said the airline operators currently are under investigation for alleged violation of safety ulations A was with CAB in October against the avia tion Corp which does of Seattle Wash vmder the Tiame of Westair Co the CAA laid The complaint asked for revo cation of the companys operating authority It alleged the com panys planes had been overload ed that equipment had been oper ated while not in good condition and that there had been other de partures from federal regulations A CAB examiner completed hearings on the complaint last month but has not yet submitted his findings Irving H Mansfield treasurer of Westair company said many of the Charges were based on badly confused or jured testimony actually per Amerasia Prosecution Was Delayed Washington JP Brig Gen Julius Holmes an assistant secre tary of state at the time of the 1945 Amerasia case arrests said Wednesday that someone in the government ordered prosecution in the case delayed Holmes now a U S minister to London also told reporters he went to President Truman about the matter in 1945 He said Mr Truman cancelled the delay order and called for vigorous action Holmes declined to say who had ordered the prosecution delayed He did say it was not anyone in the state department He was interviewed after he had ipent an hour behind closed doors with a senate foreign relations subcommittee which is investigat ing the hotly disputed Amerasia case which involved alleged theft of hundreds of secret government documents Covertip Charged The committee is making a new investigation of the case because Senator McCarthy RWIs and others have charged there was a cover up and that the case was bungled The FBI found the government documents in raids on the New York offiqes of Amerasia a now defunct magazine Six persons were arrested But in the windup of the case only 2 were prose cuted They were fined Before Holmes testified the committee disclosed that one of its staff members interviewed Joseph C Grew former under secretary of state last May 20 It made public a report on the Interview which quoted Grew as he was advised the FBI had a good case just before it arrested the 6 persons and charged them with conspiring to get il legal possession of the documents drew said that advice came from Holmes top campaign issue with certainty that Truman ad ministration candidates in the midwest will be split over it Senator Brewster of Maine who heads the republican senatorial campaign committee told a re porter the GOP welcomes the new Iowa opportunity to test out the popularity of Secretary of Agri culture Brannans proposed pro duction payments plan for farm ers Brewster predicted the plan will be made the top issue in Iowa where Albert J Loveland former undersecretary of agriculture and Brannan supporter will contest Senator Bourke B Hickenlooper for the senatorial seat in Novem ber Truman May Return President Truman and Brannan probably will do some campaign ing in Iowa for Loveland But Senator Lucas of neighbor ing Illinois the democratic leader made it plain he doesnt want the Brannan plan brought into his bid for reelection He is opposed by former Rep Everett Dirksen re publican I am against the Brannan plan and socialized medicine and I have told the people ofIllinois that said Lucas who has charge of handling President Trumans fair deal program in the senate Mr Truman was reported to have told recent white house visi torsthat he doesnt regard the Brannan plan as a perfect solu tion for the farm problem But he has said that its critics havent come up with anything better and he will be for it unless a better idea comes along Under the plan farmers would sell their perishable crops for what they could get on an unsup ported market subsidies or They would get production pay ments from the government if the market prices failed to lift their income to a level adjudged to be fair Although Brannan apparently felt that Lovelands victory over 4 opponents in the Iowa demo cratic primary was a boost for his plan Brewster said he cant see it that way Less Than 12 Per Cent Loveland got less than 12 per lent of the total primary vote Brewster said If that represents theStrength1 of the T3rannan plan in Iowa the democrats are wel come to what comfort they can get out of it The Maine senator noted that Hickenlooper who has been the target of critics of his actions in atomic energy commission and communistingovernment investi gations got more votes than all of the 5 democrats and the 2 other republicans who opposed him Brewster figured that this added up to about 75 per cent of the re publican vote and about 53 per cent of the total vote cast in the primaries Republicans generally took that as an hadn barbs aimed at him by criticsof the atomic and communist inves tigations an indication that Hickenlooper int been hurt politically by the lowan Shoots Woman Then Kills Himself Davenport Clark 51 critically wounded Mrs Mabel Kluever 58 while she prepared breakfast for her 3 grandsons Wednesdayand then shot and killed himself police said They said neighbors reported Mrs Kluever who had been keeping company with Clark for about 3 months told him Tues day night she did not want to see him any more IOWA MANUFACTURERS DINE Des Moines Manufacturers open its 47th with the annual dinner at Hotel Fort Des Moines Wednesday night The Iowa association will state convention Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and continued warm Thursday High Thurs day 84 to 88 Low Wednesday night 60 to 65 Iowa Clear Wednesday night and Thursday Low Wednesday night 60 to 65 High Thursday 85 to 92 Southerly winds 2535 MPH Thursday Further out look Clear Thursday night with low 65 Partly cloudy and warm Friday with high near 88 Scattered showers likely Fri day night and Saturday Turn ing cooler over the weekend Minnesota Partly cloudy and cool with scattered showers in north and partly cloudy and warm south portion Wednesday night and Thursday Low Wed nesday night 4550 north to middle 60s south High Thurs day 647d north to 8590 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 85 Minimum 53 At 8 a m 71 YEAR AGO Maximum 78 Minimum 43 MiddleAged Charles City Woman Is High School Grad Now Plans College Career greyhaired Matilda io Tas a member of the 1950 gradu class of the high school here When she was graduated last Friday night Miss Ross realized an ambition many noss times nearly thwarted by various obstacles High school wA out of the ques tion when Miss Ross finished the 8th grade at 14 Her mother died when she wfes 10 and Miss Ross the eldest of 3 children had to keep house for her father and the younger children Nurse 13 Years After the children had married and left home she had to bypass a course in nursing because of the required high school diploma She did however become a prac tical nurse She worked for 13 years in this occupation When World war II was de clared Miss Ross joined the WAG She worked during the picked up enough German from prisoners to qualify for and pass a high school comprehensive ex amination in that language After her discharge she worked in hospitals for 2 more years But still wanting that high school di ploma she approached Superin tendent P C Lapham who en rolled her Returns to School Then her eyes began to fail She spent 5 months in a Des Mdines hospital where her sight was not improved but where doctors were in varied hospitals war In one she MATILDA E ROSS for College able to stop any further loss of vision She returned to school Miss Ross took her study hours at home 2 blocks from the school She didnt participate in high school social activities Encouraged she plans even higher education for herself She hopes to enter the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis this fall Lie Asks UN Seat China to End War Lake Success UN Secre taryGeneral Trygve Lie carried his demand for settlement of the Chinese representation dispute and ending the cold war to all members of the United Nations Wednesday He told them in effect that un less red China is seated in the UN and the Russians come back to United Nations meetings there can be no progress toward world peace By letter and by radio messages in 22 languages the UN chief executive appealed for support of a 10point peace plan he has al ready presented in person to President Truman and to Russias Prime Minister Stalin during his savetheUN mission to Moscow last month Lie also plugged his plan when he saw British and French leaders during his European trip He said in his letter that he could not tell UN members what his confidential talks revealed but that all 4 nations left him confi dent they still rely on the UN for negotiation on worldproblems His letter and memorandum also outlined concretely for the first time his 10 proposals for a 20 year peace program 2 Arrested on Bad Check Claims Des Moines W Neber gall chief of the state bureau of criminal investigation Wednesday announced the arrest at Storm Lake of 2 men he said had left a trail of false checks through 6 states during an 8month period Nebergall said that checks def initely traced to the men had a value of and several other suspicious checks are being in vestigated He identified the men as Stacy L Burton 34 of Lakeview and Edwin C Baker of Philadelphia Pa Nebergall said they left the Tacoma Wash air force base in September 1949 and cashed their first 3 spurious checks at Lake Okoboji early in October Truman Cites Propaganda as GOP Weapon By MERRIMAN SMITH UP White House Reporter Washington UR President Truman accused his political foes Tuesday night of pouring enor mous sums of money into an elec tion year scare campaign to de stroy public confidence in his progress and prosperity pro gram In a cocky fighting speech de livered to a dinner meeting of the better business bureaus here the president lit into the republican party with the fire of his 1948 give em hell campaign and his recent crosscountry non po litical tour Jeers Dewey He jeered at New York Gov Thomas E Dewey his 1948 presi dential rival ridiculed the creep ing socialism charges against his administration and tagged his op ponents as reactionaries who have nothing to offer but defeatism scarewords and prophecies of dis aster He noted that the private power companies had fought the ad ministrations construction of fed eral hydroelectric facilities If these hydroelectric plants had not been built on the Colum bia and Tennessee rivers he said departing from his original text we would have lost the war He apparently referred to the development of the atom bomb in plants operated by power pro duced in these plants Mr Truman told his audience of businessmen from all over the country that business never was better He read the record of the past 17 years of democratic rule as one of expanding production profits and prosperity and claimed credit for the salvation qf private enterprise Cites Obstacles AH this has been accomplished in the face of the greatest and most persistent campaign of propaganda that this country has ever known he said Mac Arthur in Showdown With Reds Communists Caught Napping by New Order Tokyo MacArthur appeared headed for a showdown fight with Japanese reds Wednes day night after purging 17 policy makers of the bombastic party newspaper Akahata The new order brings to 41 the number of red wheelhorses banned in 24 hours from Japanese politi cal life Eight of them are mem bers of parliament The 2 moves set the stage for possible strikes violence and world wide repercussions The reds were caught napping the new order They had just named a leading group of 8 members to replace the 24 polit buro leaders who felt MacArthurs wrath Tuesday But far from quailing before MacArthur Akahata blazed back with a headline Wednesday de claring the communist party to gether with the people is inde structible Another banner screamed for party members to defend the communist party A general strike was called by Akahata But there was no indica tion party members were rallying to the call Thii Paper ConitaU ot Two HOME EDITION iniiir NO Mason Driver Dies in Illinois Peoria III A Young 29 Mason City Iowa truck driver died Wednesday of injuries suffered Tuesday when hit by an automobile at Barton ville near Peoria His truck owned by the King Brothers truck line of Mason City was found parked near the spot where Youngs body was found on the pavement Roosevelt Warren See California Victories Dakota Names Case Associates here said that they had very little information about the accident but that a member of the firm had gone to Illinois to handle matters there They said that the truck was found locked and that it was standing near a hotel leading them to be lieve that Young had been about to cross the paving to find lodg ing for the night Young is survived by his wife Jean and 3 small daughters They make their home at 418 9th S E Also surviving are his parents Mr and Mrs John Young 837 12th N E 2 brothers Charles L Young 2322 Adams S W and John Young of Denver and 2 sisters Mrs Jesse Pippert Mason City and Mrs Herbert Waggoner in Wisconsin Young was born and reared in Mason City and had made his home here except for time spent in the army during World war II He served with the 65th armored infantry battalion in Europe for 20 months before being wounded at Munich Germany April 29 1945 He was awarded the ETO ribbon with 1 star and the Pur ple Heart ROOSEVELT CHECKS RETURNS James candidate for the governorship of California checks the returns of Tuesdays primary election by telephone at his campaign headquarters in Los Angeles late Tuesday night Mrs Harlan W Girton Dies Funeral Is Friday at Majors ELECT IOWAN DIRECTOR Atlantic City B Gus sett president of the Iowa Power and Light company Des Moines has been elected 1 of 14 new di rectors of the Edison Electric In stitute trade organization of the nations privately owned electric companies CAVALRY ABOLISHED Washington The house voted Wednesday to abolish the cavalry as a branch of the army The bill provides for replacing the cavalry corps with an armor branch Funeral services for Mrs Har lan W Girton 36 Oak drive will be held Friday at p m at the Major Memorial chapel with the Rev Wilbur F Dierking pas tor of the First Presbyterian church officiating Mrs Girton died Wednesday morning at a local hospital following a short ill ness She was born Nov 16 1908 at Thornton She came to Mason City in 1914 from Thornton and made her home here since She was married to Harlan W Girton in Mason City Oct 29 1935 Mrs Girton was a member of the Presbyterian church the Phoenician clubs the GN chapter of PEO the DAR and the board ofthe YWCA She was a graduate of the University of Iowa and a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority Survivors include her husband a son Robert a daughter Judith Ann her father antt mother Dr and Mrs F G Carlson all of Mason City and a brother Col Walter A Carlson WrightPatter son field Dayton Ohio Burial will be in Elmwood cem etery The Major funeral home is in charge MRS HARLAN W GIRTON AP Wlrcphoto con PICNIC ENDS IN TRAGEDYOne teenager was killed and 4 others injured when a con vertible in which they were riding overturned at Nashville Tenn Tuesday The victim Betty Jo Ralston 16 lies at upper left The other 3 girls were all 16 The driver Roy Furlough also 16 is partly shown lying beside the auto Lutherans Elect Dr Siefkes Waverly H W Siefkes of Waterloo Wednesday was re elected to his 4th 4 years term as president of the Iowa district of the American Lutheran Church at the annual convention of the district in St Pauls Lutheran church here Elected as ranking vice presi dent was Rev Theodore Fritschel of New Hampton Dr Siefkes will be 1 of 4 Luth eran leaders of the United States leaving New York Monday by plane on a spiritual mission to Europe The party will be gone 10 weeks During Dr Siefkes absence Rev Mr Fritschel will administer af fairs of the Iowa district The annual banquet Tuesday night in St Pauls parish hall was attended by 292 persons Speaker was Dr T F Gullix son president of the theological seminary of the Evangelical Luth eran church at St Paul Minn on Fellowship That Never Dies Convention delegates voted 191 to 17 in favor of union of the American Lutheran church with the Evangelical Lutheran and United Evangelical Lutheran churches Delegates will carry the ex pression of opinion or straw poll to the national convention in Oc tober Augustana Lutheran Approves Merger Washington Augus tana Lutheran church became the 1st of 8 Lutheran groups Wed nesday to approve a unification plan which would cover two thirds of all persons of their faith in the United States By unanimous vote and without discussion delegates to the 91st annual synod of the group went on record as favoring the plan even though their president Dr P O Bersell of Minneapolis said 2 or 3 of the 8 churches probably would turn it down A negative vote by any 1 of the churches will nullify the proposal Delegates also voted after a 20minute discussion to join the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U S A It was the first time that the Augustana Lutheran church ever voted full Helen Douglas Pulls Ahead for Senate By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Republican Earl Warren swamped James Roosevelt in win ning an unprecedented 3rd term nomination for governor of Cali fornia in Tuesdays primaries Roosevelt making his first bid for political office gradually pulled away from Warren for the democratic nomination bul his margin was decidedly thinner California permits crossfiling of candidates in parties other than their own As the count progressed Wed nesday Warren led Roosevelt 418 343 to 46277 in 7626 out of 18 022 precincts in the republican primary In the democratic race it was Roosevelt 377986 Warren 297172 Thus Warren had a total vote on both tickets of 715470 against Roosevelts 424263 In place of Gurney top repub lican on the senate armed forces committee the South Dakota voters Tuesday nominated Rep Francis Case Case campaigned on the need for a balanced federal budget even at the cost of trim ming military and foreign aid ap propriations Hell be opposed in November by Democratic Candi date John A Engel Douglas Ahead New Dealing Rep Helen Ga hagan Douglas former actress pulled ahead in the race for the senate democratic nomination in California Behind her in this race were Manchester Boddy demo cratic publisher and Rep Richard Nixon republican who was as sured of his own partys nomi nation The 3 were running for the senate seat being vacated by Sheridan Downey With 5978 precincts reporting the unofficial count in the demo cratic primary stood Douglas 152547 Boddy 82983 Nixon 82 812 Republican primary 5942 pre Nixon 151796 Boddy 34571 Douglas 36259 Gurney Concedes In South Dakota Gurney eon ceded his defeat before last mid night and called for all repub licans to elect Case to the this fall In the democratic sen atorial primary Attorney Engel of Avon won over Dr John S Tschetter mayor of Huron For the republican governor nomina tion Attorney General Sigurd An derson led Foss World war II hero The governor race may go to the state convention next month unless Anderson gets 35 per cent of the total vote cast In a 3rd state primary Tuesday New Mexico democrats chose a nominee for governor Rep John E Miles who served as governor before piled up a commanding lead over Judge David Chavez brother of Senator Dennis Chavez Districts reporting first included many from the proMiles areas and not so many of the Chavez strongholds Slaying Narrows Gang in Illinois Fairfield III gunman Wednesday A hidden sent Roy affiliation with organization any interfaith 6YearOld Is Accident Victim Waterloo ff A 6yearold Waterloo gir1 died Tuesday about 2 hours after being struck by a car She was Shirley Helms daughter of Mrs Harry Oakson She was struck by a car driven by Ralph Stocks of Waterloo Stocks told police the girl darted from behind a parked car into the path of his car It was the 3rd traffic death of the year in Waterloo Shelton to the same death as his 2 gangster brothers suffered Two brothers still live Roy about 59 and 2nd eldest of the 5 brothers whose family gang has been a scourge in Illinois for decades was shot twice Then he was run over by the harrow and disk ng with which he had been cultivating his Pqnd Creek Bot tom farm 12 miles southeast of Fairfield A farm hand Frank McKibben about 49 who was driving a 2nd tractor about 100 feet away was shot at twice when he went to Sheltons aid McKibben was not hit SAME BUek flat truffle death U MI t4 Bullets struck Roy in the back and groin He toppled from the tractor seat and his body was badly mutilated by the harrow and disks which passed over him For decades 3 of the Shelton brothers had been central figures m gang warfare in southern Illi nois The notorious 3 were Carl and Bernie now dead of ambush wounds and Big Earl who has twice recovered from such attacks The slaying of Roywas a sur prise to Fairfield residents who said that he and Dalta 50 of Cisne 14 miles to the northwest had not been active in the Shelton gang Both men have stuck closely to their farming Dalta is the father of Little Earl 34 most recent target of assassins guns He escaped an ambush Monday bul his compan ion Dellos Wylie 35 was wounded I by 3 slugs ;