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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 9, 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 HOME EDITION Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 9 1949 This Paper Consists of Two One No 20S EASTWEST BATTLE IN striking Berlin railway workers battleTso0 vietsector German policeman in the rail office of the Americansector headquarters of the Russiancontrolled Berlin railway Wednesday The 3 were part of a mob of 200 strik ing workers who took over the building and held it for an hour Rfed Officers Beat Back Mob of 200 Berlin fistswinging Russian officers Thursday beat back a looting mob of 200 railway strikers who had invaded the American sector headquarters of the sovietcontrolled Berlin rail way Later on U S military govern ment orders western police guard ed the entrance of the 5story building as a result of Soviet Commandant Alexander Kotikovs official complaint hoodlum mob against the Meanwhile rail strikers grimly picketed the building A strike spokesman said they intended to prevent anyone of the headquar ters staff from reporting for work Thursday The mob had invaded and occupied the building of the Spree Canal late but retreated sHorTIy after mid nightwhen the 4 Russian officers suddenly arrived The Russians angered by the sight of the Tnob ripping pictures of Prime Minister Stalin and Lenin off the walls pitched into the strikers with their fists and drove them to the ground floor of the building Chambers Lists 5 Informers New York W h i 11 a k e r Chambers Thursday named 5 men who he said supplied him with government documents when he was a soviet spy ring courier They were besides Alger Hiss at whose perjury trial Chambers testified William Ward Pigman Harry Dexter White Vincent Reno and Julian Wadleigh he said Chambers has previously named Wadleigh at the federal court trial of Hiss former high state depart ment official on 2 perjury counts Pigman of Appleton Wis a onetime chemist in the U S bu reau of standards appeared be fore the grand jury which indicted Hiss last December After testify ing Pigman said in a statement I categorically deny that I ever had any dealings with Whittaker Chambers or that I ever knew the man I further unqualifiedly deny that I have ever given to Cham bers or to any other person any unauthorized governmental infor mation White former assistant secre tary of the treasury died last Aug 17 at the age olf 56 at Fitzwilliam N H He suffered a heart attack shortly afterappearing before the house unAmericari activities com mittee where he denied he was x member of an elite group in a communist apparatus in Washing tonas charged by Miss Elizabeth T Bentley A FranklinVictor Reno was named before the grand jury by 2 witnesses asa mathematics ex pert at the Aberdeen proving ground Aberdeen Md in 1942 with whom they collaborated in writing a book on ballistics The witnesses told reporters the jury asked questions about R e ri os Say Coof Strike Ends Chance to Kill Injunction Provision Washington resentment against John L Lewis seethed Thursday among senators trying to get rid of the TaftHartley laws emergency injunction provision Those lawmakers claimed privately that the United Mine Workers chief in ordering a weeks shutdown of the coal pits probably killed any chance for scrapping the section which calls for court orders to halt strikes threatening the national welfare Some senators who favor TaftHartley law figured Lewis action strengthened their position all along the line Word that Lewis had ordered the miners out of the pits for a week starting Monday reached the capitol Wednesday while the senate was debating the administration bill to repeal the TH act Neither that bill as drafted nor a compromise version backed by the senates democratic leadership contains any injunction provision The TaftHartley law does of course and the government has used the provision in the past to halt a Lewisordered shutdown Lewis himself has demanded re peal of the TaftHartley law and he has bitterly denounced the in junction section Senators Amazed Those circumstances increased the amazement of senators who are plugging for elimination of the TH injunction section Their comments for publication are mild compared to their private remarks about the Lewis move One senator told a reporter Im really bitter about couldnt have happened at a worse time Hard to Believe Another said I find it hard to believe I thought he wanted to get rid of this law Still another Wondered whether the Lewis action was prompted by his bitter clash with Presidents Philip Murray of the CIO and Wil liam Green of the AFL over strat egy in the senate labor fight Lewis said the 2 other labor leaders reportedly had made se cret deals to accept the comprom ise bill instead of the flat repealer They both fired back heatedly Murray accused Lewis of mali cious libels Green said the UMW leader had put himself in a class with Senator Taft character and about what we knew Yellowstone National Park is two and onehalf times as large as Rhode Island1 AEG Member Testifies in Atom Probe Washington Lewis L Strauss member of the atomic en ergy commission testified Thurs day that radioactive isotopes sem to foreign countries could be usec in research on germ warfare Strauss also said it is his under standing that Russian scientists are not necessarily excluded from Visisint laboratories where the Americansupplied isotopes are used although no isotopes have been shipped to the Soviets The senatehouse atomic energy committee put Strauss in the wit ness chair in a continuation of its hearings on charges by Senator Hickenlooper RIowa that there has been incredible mismanage ment of the atomic energy com mission AEC under the chair manship of David E Lilienthal Hickenlooper demands that Lili enthal be fired Strauss was opposed when the 5man AEC voted 41 in 1947 to permit export of some ra dioactive isotopes to friendly countries The policy was ap proved at that time by an advisory committee of scientists and by SWf Picks Switzer to Be Judgq in Southern Iowa Washington President Tru man Thursday nominated Carrol O Switzer of Des Moines to be federal judge for the southern dis trict of Iowa Switzer was namec to succeed Charles A Dewey wh retired Senator Gillette DIowa hai recommended William F Riley Des Moines or Edward C Hal bach Clinton for the judgeship At the same time the president withdrew the nomination of Dan iel P McCarty to be postmaster at Parnell Iowa The nomination was sent to the senate April 28 There was no ex planation at the white house for the withdrawal Switzer former county attorney for Polk county was the unsuc cessful democratic candidate lor governor of Iowa in last Novem bers election Hollywood Names Rap Red Report Many Prominent Persons Listed as Communists Washington secret re Dort to the FBI naming Frederic March and others of Hollywood is communists held top billing Thursday in Judith Coplons es pionage drew condem nation from the people listed The report which March branded the most absurd thing ever heard of was produced over vigorous objection of the jovernment It said a confiden ial informant advised the FBI on sort to the FBI naming Fredric Vlarch was a member of the com munist party and has been co operating for many years According to the report the same only as No FBI Agents Wil iam J McCarthy and Daniel F 3arde on July 18 1947 that Herman Named Lionel Berman head of the cultural committee of the com munist party has been success ul in using wellknown Holly wood personalities to further communist party aims Fredric Vlarch being one of the persons whocame under his influence The informant further advised hat he was satisfied the subject who is active in the communist infiltration of the mo tion picture industry is a commu nist party member along with Ed ward G Robinson Paul Robeson Dorothy Parker Donald Ogden Stuart Ruth McKinney Alfred Maltz Alvah Bessie Dalton Trumbo Millen Brand and Mich ael Blankfort Another part the report said Confidential informant T6 ad vised in December 1947 that Fredric March and Canada Lee were 2 outstanding communist fellow travelers connected with the Institute for Democratic Edu aation Inc along with Daniel L Marsh president of Boston uni versity Clyde R Miller a profes sor in the Teachers college of Co lumbia university and Norman Corwin of the Columbia Boadcast ing system Comment from those whose names were denials criticism and amazement Robinson Denial Actor Edward G Robinson said he had never been even remotely connected with the communist party and never played a role that is so grand as that of an American citizen Paul Robeson the Negro singer was in Moscow giving a concert Dorothy Parker writer said this makes me sick Im damn glad to be an American and al ways have been I regret to say I know no Russians but I wish I did Maybe it would help under standing if we all knew some Rus sians Mu oon Robbery Admitted by Brown Expect Reds to Reject Acheson Bid Berlin Rail Strike Holds Back Operation of Trade Agreement Paris vas expected o reject Thursday the request of Secretary of State Dean Acheson Lhat the little blockade of Ber lin be lifted by Monday At the same time western au thorities who have been confer ring with the Russians in Berlin asserted that an eastwest trade could go into effect almost im mediately were it not for the Ber lin rail strike The western powers have told the Russians to order the soviet controlled railway management to meet the strikers demands and end the walkout or there would be no signatures on the trade agreement Make Up Minds Western officials in Paris saw Achesons demand as a move to force the Russians to make up their minds over exactly what they want to achieve in the Ber lin trade talks and the foreigi ministers conference Informants in Berlin said the Russians actually desired a trade agreement with the west anc were using the foreign ministers conference in Paris as a smoke screen to hide their eagerness Western officials in Paris be lieved it was certain that Sovie Minister Andrei Vishinsky woulc not accept the 5day deadline se by Acheson for an end to the Ber lin tieup Ordered to Report Acheson proposed that the Ber lin commanders who are meet ing on the rail strike report b June 13 He indicated that i they did not reach agreement bj then the foreign ministers woulc have to tackle the problem The ministers unable to agree on a long term plan for all Ger many appeared to be turning t efforts to reach at least a tern porary solution to eastwest con tention in Berlin Oklahoma Oil Magnate Dies Ponca City Okla UR Lewis H Went 74 oil millionaire and republican national committeeman from Oklahoma died Thursday at his suite at the Arcade hotel here Wentz had suffered from coro nary thrombosis since last Jan 8 when he entered Mayo Clinic at Rochester Minn Wentz a life long bachelor never permitted his doctors to disclose the gravity of lis illness Upon his return here from Minnesota May 23 the widely politician said he was re covering from an attack of pleur sy and bursitis About 40 billion dollars in gold has been mined since Columbus discovered America in 1492 SAME flu put 94 President Truman department and the state The U S mail is handled in more than 40000 railroad stations in the United Slates Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday Low Thursday night 55 to 60 High Friday 7882 Iowa Partly cloudy through Fri day scattered thundershowers west portion Thursday and Fri day Low Thursday night 5662 Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness Thursday night and Friday Local showers extreme west Thursday night and west por tion Friday Somewhat warmer Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thurs day Maximum 66 Minimum 52 At 8 a m Thursday 62 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 72 Minimum 46 To Defer Action on AntiPoll Tax Washington house sub committee voted 4 to 3 Thursdaj to defer action indefinitely or antipoll tax kej point in President Trumans civ rights program The subcommittee action can b overturned by the full committe at a meeting scheduled for nex Wednesday This marked the first actual re buff that Mr Trumans civi rights proposals have met at th hands of the 81st congress GlobeGazette Plioto CAUSE AND a good cook a piece of choice beef apply generously to one hungry A fine figure of a man like Col E N Wentworth Chicago head of Armours livestock bureau The cook is Miss Helen Shep ard Chicago who conducted the meat cookers7 demonstra tion atthe North Iowa fairgrounds Thursday in connection with the Beef Producers Field day Col Wentworth was on the afternoon speaking program See pictures and story on page Beardsley Urges Okay on Air Merger Des Moines Wil liam S Beardsley Thursday urged the civil aeronautics board at Washington to take favorable ac tion on a proposed airline merger which would provide improved eastwest service for 5 Iowa cities The governor sent a telegram to James J OConnell chairman of the board asking that serious con sideration be given to an applica tion for merger of Parks airlines of St Louis with MidContinent airlines The consolidation would make possible a new air route between Chicago and Sioux City which would serve Dubuque Waterloo Fort Dodge and Mason City The governor acted at the sug gestion of Senator Gillette CD Gillette had wired Beard sley saying that the application was pending before the CAB and that official support from Iowa was needed Gillette said there probably would be organized op position from the major airlines In his telegram to OConnell the governor said Air transportation is becoming more vital daily to all cities in Iowa I suggest that you give ser ious consideration to the proposed improvement of air facilities for Iowa as indicated in the MidCon tinentParks airline application idnap Tale Turns Out to Be Hoax St Louis 25 year old armers wife from Iowa admitted o federal bureau of investigation agents Thursday she made up a story that she and her baby were idnaped because she wanted to take a long ride Mrs Cora Petsel said she drove lere with her 2 year old daughter rom Iowa City then told police he kidnap story to account for he trip She reported early Thursday hat she was abducted with her baby by a man who forced her drive him to St Louis Later she admitted xmder ques ioning that she felt nervous and decided to take a long ride Authorities said no charges would e filed against her Mrs Petsel walked into a police station here with her child to re port the kidnaping She said her abductor had taken from her aurse when he got out of the car on the north side of the city AIR CRASH KILLS 2 Bossier City La 4en gined B45 jet bomber from Barksdalc Field crashed and ex ploded Thursday Two air force me1 were reported killed and one seriously injured ONLY BRUISES Newark N J Taylor slipped on a rug in his 3rdfloor apartment Wednesday He slid out a window and landed on the side walk His arms and legs AP Wlrephoto FLAMES DESTROY TRUCK AFTER destroy a truck early Wednes day afternoon near Decatur 111 Driver Sidney Davis 17 crawled from the truck after it careened and upset blocking the highway Davis was hospitalized with leg and head in juries Demo Rally to Start Sunday Washington adminis tration was set Thursday to start work on a grass roots campaign for the 1950 farm vote Secretary of Agriculture Charles F Brannan has been assigned the job of selling farmers on the ad ministrations proposed new price support program This he will set out to do at a 16state midwest democratic party rally at Des Moines Iowa on Sunday and Monday The conference called by mid west party leaders to consider the farm situation comes at a time when it appears that this session of congress wont give Brannan much in the way of a peimanent anti depression farm program This means that congressional consideration of most of the pro gram will be held over until 1950 an election year Top administration and party brass are scheduled to appear at the Des Moines conference There will be a sprinkling of cabinet of ficers and midwest democratic governors nearly 2 dozen con gressmen and state and national party organization leaders Vice President Alben W Barkley will address the conference Monday This will mark the first time that Brannans controversial plan has come up for consideration at a party conclave A resolution en dorsing the plan is expected to be put before the conference Voting on resolutions will be limited to the 64 official party leaders fronj each of the 16 states Jack Redding publicity direct or for the democratic national committee predicts that the del egates will go on record in favor Preliminary Hearing Has Been Waived Parents of Tuisa Youth Arrive Have Long Talk With Son Marshalltown A 3rd al leged confession this one adding robbery to the factors involved in the hitchhike slaying of J Muldoon of Mason City last Mon day was announced Thursday by Chief of Police R S Smith Smith said Alvin Junior Brown 20 of Tulsa Okla held a long visit with his parents Wednesday night and then admitted he took Muldoons billfold after the 35 yearold paint salesman was fa tally shot Brown waived preliminary hearing in municipal court here on a murder charge in connection with the roadside slaying Brown was gbound over to await action by the grand jury and was denied bail Arraigned about a m in a crowded courtrooin Brown first i said Judge I dont know what to do M C Farber municipal judge told the Tulsa Okla youth to take his time Then after a whispered conversation with his father young Brown said Go On Over Judge I guess I might as well go on over there meaning to the district court Court attaches said this bly means the case will go before the September term of district I court here as no jury will be available until then The parents of the itinerant railroad worker said We all prayed together during talk with their boy at the jail fol lowing their arrival by bus at p m Good Boy Alvin had always been a good boy Mrs A A Brown sud in an interview When he was 13 years old he got out and worked to help us He mowed lawns made gardens and did things like that Police Chief Smith meantime reported Browns latest statement was oral He said Brown contin ued to maintain Muldoon was shot in the forehead accidentally when they quarreled and tussled over Browns revolver as they drove along a sideroad in southwest Marshall county Smith said Brown asserted he took the billfold after the fatal shot was fired because he realized he needed money to flee Brown did not say how much money was in he billfold the police chief added jut Muldoons family has said he lad about with him when he eft Mason City to drive to Dei Vtoines Monday morning Brown said he had only with lim when he left Minneapolis to nake his way back to his wife and baby son in Tulsa Smith reported Smith said Brown made his lat est statement to police and to State Agents Max Studer of Mason City and Delbert Murray To Slaying Scene At 10 p m Wednesday night of ficers took Brown to near the scene of the slaying in an effort to ind the billfold which Brown said discarded The search continued until lam Thursday but the bill fold was not located In earlier statements Brown had aeen quoted as steadfastly deny ing he took any money from Mul doon Browns parents said their boy and his family lived in a little house next to ours which he built mostly himself They said he al ways liked guns and hunted a lot His 19 year old wife they said was a nice girl and she made a good home for him of Brannans farm program approach to the Not just because its party policy Redding said but because it represents grass thinking on the farm pro roots gram There are more than 8000 scheduled mail trains every day in the United States Funeral Held for Muldoon Funeral services for W J Mul doon 35 victim of a highway slay ing near Marshalltown Monday were held Wednesday afternoon at the Major Memorial chapel of the Major funeral home in Mason City with the Rev Oliver Smith Chicago and the Rev William Warke Waterloo officiating Mrs Clifford Smith and Mrs Lowell Korfe sang Hope and Glory By and By Mrs Roy Servison accompanied at the organ Mrs Aft Hindal and Mrs Hobert Duncan were in charge of flowers Pallbearers were Ben Naber Harold Pike Syjvan Naber Henry Minders Jack Hultgren and Selmer Richards Interment was at the Memorial Park ceme tery The Major funeral home in charge ;