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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 16, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy Ministers Hope to End Conference Meeting Scheduled for Thursdoy Also Will Be Secret Paris Big 4 foreign ministers conference was winding up Thursday with what some western observers hoped would be a Russian guarantee never to re impose the Berlin blockade The ministers were scheduled to meet again in secret session for what they expected to be their final discussion It was understood that the whole question of a possible agreement was dependent upon word from Moscow Soviet For eign Minister Andrei Vishinsky expected to receive the word Wednesday but it did not come leading to a mixup in the min isters scheduled conferences One Thing Certain After nearly 4 weeks of debate however only one certain fact ap peared at this there will be 2 separate and distinct Germanics as far into the future as anyone can see French sources were confident however that this conference would end tonight with these ac complishments Accomplishments 1 An agreement in principle on an Austrian peace treaty which might be signed as early as 2 A formal Russian acknowl edgement of the western nations right to be in Berlin and guar antees that the Berlin blockade never will be reimposed 3 Creation of a new deputy foreign ministers committee to study the German problem and prepare for another big 4 confer ence probably this fall in New York MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 16 1949 This Paper Consists at Two No 214 Passage of Farm Plan Truman Soys Part of Brannan Program Already Acted Upon Washington Truman said Thursday he wants the Brannan farm plan enacted at this session He predicted congress will do it The president added at a news conference that all of it may not get through this session but he contended that some of it already has gone through He disagreed with some press Sees Postwar Not Alarmed by Unemployment Washington Edwin G Nourse said Thursday there would be no cause for alarm even if unemployment should hit the 4 000000 mark this month as pre dicted by some economists Nourse chairman of President Trumans council of economic ad visers noted that during June thousands of high school and col lege students in search of summer work swell the labor force In such a situation he said the unemployment total could reach 7 per cent of the entire labor force and the economy would still be safe This 7 per cent safety mar gin would allow the number of jobless to reach 4340000 The census bureau estimates that in May there were 3289000 persons out of work Many gov ernment economists predict that before this month is over the total will reach 4000000 Some economists in the past have re the 4000000 mark as the danger line in the uilemploy ment picture Senate Democratic Leader Scott W Lucas and President Walter P Reuther of the United Auto Workers CIO revealed Wednes day that the administration is working on a definite program to combat unemployment if the number of jobless reaches serious proportions Government officials refused to discuss details of the program President Truman was to be asked about it at his news confer ence a m BOOKED BY Steinhagen la sits in the states attorneys office in Chicago Wednesday with a friend Helen Farazis 18 before she was booked by police in a charge of assault with intent to murder in connection with the shooting of Eddie Waitkus Philadelphia Phillies star first baseman When asked if she realized the serious ness of the offense she replied Its just a simple shooting Weeps Before Hearing on Waitkus Case Chicago ff The 19 year old girl admirer who shot First Base man Eddie Waitkus broke down and wept Thursday upon going to felony court where she was or dered examined by a psychiatrist She was arraigned on a charge of assault with intent to murder Waitkus now is given a good chance to recover For the first tim6 Im begin ning to realize what Ive done said the girl tall dark haired Ruth Steinhagen who shot and se riously wounded the popular Phil adelphia Phillies star in her hotel room early Wednesday When Miss Steinhagen was brought into court Judge Mat thew D Hartigan ordered her ex amined by Dr William Haines of the Cook county Meanwhile he behavior clinic continued the court hearing until June 30 pend ing results of the examination of the girl Her bond was set at 000 Milton Berle Rewed to Estranged Wife New York JP MiltonBerle stage and television comedian was remarried Thursday to his former wife Joyce Matthews Berle and his wife were previ ously divorced in Reno on October 22 1947 With their 4 year old daughter they plan to leave Fri day for Hollywood Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday Low Thursday night about 65 High Friday about 90 Iowa Partly cloudy Thursday night and Friday Continued rather warm Scattered showers or thunderstorms west portion Thursday and west and central portions Friday Low Thursday night 60 to 65 Minnesota Partly cloudy Thurs day and Friday Local showers or thunderstorms north and central portions Not much change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the J4 hours ending at 8 a m Thurs day Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Thursday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Sees Need of Continuing Aid to Europe New York Gov Thomas E Dewey returned Thursday from western Europe convinced that it is absolutely essential to keep Marshall plan aid flowing The governor who spent 6 weeks visiting 7 countries on his first trip abroad in more than 20 years said I didnt see many peo ple who saw any immediate pros pect of war But he declared there is con tinuous tension in every capital which waxes and wanes with the rogress of the cold war The continuance of the eco lomic cooperation administra ion the governor told newsmen is absolutely essential if were go ng to hope for a stable Europe anc if were going to achieve the mos mportant objective of all a united Europe Asked if Marshall plan help had urned the tide against commu nism he replied All Europe is living under the jhadow of communism every day and it still is a pretty grim strug gle Certainly the sentiment that observed is overwhelmingly against it but the communists are skillful in their propaganda and eem to have large funds for the purpose SPEAKS TO CATHOLICS Los Angeles The Rev Karl Schroeder of Loras college Dubuque Iowa told the 12th Catholic theater conference here Wednesday that the Catholic the ater will make itself felt more and more on the secular segment of the theater He is president of the conference 84 56 72 65 56 To Hold 2nd Postmaster Examination A new examination for appli cants for the Mason City postmas ership is to be held according to vord from Washington D C An nouncement of this examination will be made at an early date according to V C Burke 1st as sistant postmaster general The reexamination is to be called because of the withdrawal of 1 of 3 applicants Whose names were submitted by the civil serv ce commission he stated Inasmuch as this left an in complete register that is less han 3 names the commission was requested to conduct another ex Burke reported Acting Postmaster Fred A Cahalan Frank Fiala and V D Coyle were those whose names were submitted following the ex amination Each was contacted by the GlobeGazette to inquire con cerning his withdrawal Fiala and Coyle both denied that they had withdrawn Cahalans answer was Not that I know of Cahalan serves as acting post master until his own or his suc cessors permanent appointment has been made by the president and confirmed by the U S senate reports from democratic partys Des Moines conference early this week that the plan would be de ferred until next year for cam paign purposes The program calls for subsidies to farmers and lower prices for consumers Mr Truman said some news re had given the impression that delay was in the cards but the conference took no such stand He said that is not the objec tive at farm legislation is part of the democratic platform and he is trying to get that through Mr Truman made his com ments on farm legislation as bi partisan support built up in con gress behind a bill that would by pass both the administration measure and the Aiken law due to go into effect Jan 1 The new proposal would con tinue rigid 90 per cent of parity price supports on major farm products for another year The Aiken law sets up a flexible sys tem of supports at 60 to 90 per cents of parity Parity is a price calculated to be fair alike to producer and con sumer Berlin Strikers Offer to Help Break Blockade Berlin west Ber lin railway workers offered Thursday to handle all rail traf fic between western Germany and western Berlin in an effort to de feat the semiblockade of the city But western allied quarters be lieved there was virtually no chance that the offer would be ac cepted by the Russians even if the west Berlin government exerted pressure in its behalf as the strik Hysteria in Spy Probes Washington resident Truman Thursday attributed the furore over spy investigations to postwar hysteria He said it oc curs after every war but it event ually dies out When the subject was raised at his news conference Mr Truman suggested that reporters read the history of the alien and sedition laws in the 1790s He said people will be surprised at the parallel of those laws with todays He also advised reading how those cases came out Asked how the lesson of the earlier days might be applied to day he urged the reading of the history in the Jefferson adminis tration k He said the hysteria in those days died out that the country didnt go to hell at all and its not going to now When a reporter said the first thing Jeffeison did was to release 11 newspaper publishers Mr Tru man laughed and said Jefferson probably made a mistake He added that Jefferson also released a federal judge GlobeGazette Photo VACATION TIME the time of year when North lowans are heading out for vacations Many start for places advertising their scenic beauty In that respect North Iowa need not be retiring as the picture shows Framed in leaves in a cornfield on the T L Sears farm of Clear Lake operated by Loyal Cox with the corn rows tracing the familiary interesting pattern Farmers will be interested in the straight diagonal rows note headrows near camera because for many this year the check is so far off that cross cultivation will not be attempted Probe Takes Up Issue of Uranium Iowa Solon Questions Whether Container Actually Was Found Washington Hick enlooper RIowa questioned Thursday whether the Argonne Atomic laboratory actually has lo cated the container which held the uranium235 lost from the lab last February He said there still is substantial mystery about the whole affair Hickenlooper told the senate house atomic committee that lab officials have come forward with an ordinary fruit jar saying it was the container But all prior reports the senator declared were that the uranium235 was kept in a brown bottle Dr Walter H Zinn director of the lab at Chicago said there was no doubt about com pletely and absolutely the jar had contained the missing material He said the FBI concurs in that opinion Hickenlooper took Up the case of the missing uranium in press ing his charges of incredible mis management against the atomic energy commission He has de manded that AEC Chairman David E Lilienthal resign The inquiry meantime was the ubject of a brief discussion at Trumans news confer jnce In response to questions Mr Truman said that Lewis Strauss s a good man and is going to stay on the commission Strauss has differed with the other 4 commissioners on some joints of policy For one thing le opposed export of radioactive sotopes At 2 previous news conferences Vlr Truman had warmly defended ilienthal ers suggested Western officials charged that the Russians have indicated strongly they want the strike to continue and they believed that the next move would be up to the Russians or their controlled rail way management Rites Set for Crash Victims Lake Mills Funeral services for Orlin Nappe 28 and Oliver Kloster 25 victims of a plane crash near here Tuesday evening have been announced The Nappe rites will be held at Zion Lutheran church east of Lake Mills Saturday at 2 p m The Kloster rites will be held at the Winnebago Lutheran church south of Lake Mills Fri day at 2 pm Both young men are veterans of World war II Gustaf of Sweden Is 91 Years Old Stockholm Sweden nesday is thu 91st King Gustaf birthday of The king who is enjoying the privacy of his summer residence at Tullgarn 15 miles south of the capital wanted no ceremonies to mark the day and his wish is be ing respected He keeps as active as his doctors will permit in view of his illness last winter It is hot considered burglary in Texas according to The American Magazine to steal goods hanging on the outside of a house New Serial The Leaf Shall Be Green is the title of a new continued story which opens on the feature page of this issue Its a novel with a gripping plot You wont want to miss it Turn to comic page NEWSMAN DIES Norway Mich Homer Guck 71 former Hearst newspa per executive and one time pub lisher and president of the old Chicago HeraldExaminer died of a heart attack at a hospital here Wednesday No Truman Comment on Running in 1952 Washington r e si d e n t Truman had no comment Thurs day on a report that he will not run again for president in 1952 He was informed at his news conference that Quick magazine had printed such a story but he would not be drawn out on it The first public railway hauled by a locomotive operated in Eng land in 1825 and covered 9 miles in 65 minutes VFW Opens Convention Ottumwa Iowa Vet erans of Foreign1 Wars convention opened Thursday at the naval base near here with veterans prepared to vote on resolutions concerning the Iowa legislature and federal veterans pensions The VFW session will receive a resolution opposing federal pen sions for ablebodied veterans who are not in economic need Other resolutions on veterans problems include one to grant free licenses to autos owned and driven by amputee veterans and one opposing reduction of the number of beds and facilities in the veterans administration George Hartnett chairman of the legislative committee said the resolutions of legislation would call for abandonment of the sift ing committees and reapportion ment of senators and representa tives for equal representation of all residents Hartnett said the sifting committee as now oper ated was thoroughly undemocrat ic The VFW resolution would makeall sifting committee votes public if the committee is not abolished Three candidates will battle for the coveted post of junior vice commander Hubert Opsahl De corah Clifford Dawson of Daven port and Paul Conway Crestpn will compete for the post which normally leads to the senior vice commander and commander posts in 2 more years No opposition Is expected for elevation of present Junior Vice Commander Worth Karns and Jo seph McGlade Waterloo senior vice commander to the higher posts Senate Okays Requirement for NonCommunist Oaths Washington senate Thursday wrote another TaftHartley law feature into the Truman labor re quirement for noncommunist oaths It was approved on a voice vote The main differences between the amendment and the present law are that under the amendment 1 Both union and company Authorize Changes in Government Washington o n g r e s s completed action Thursday on a bill giving President Truman broad powers to streamline the executive branch of the govern ment The senate by a voice vote with no opposition approved a com promise version of the bill which was worked out by a senatehouse committee Wednesday The house passed it a few minutes earlier Senate action sent the measure on its way to the white house after a month of bitter wrangling Just before congress acted President Truman said that he would go ahead with reorganize tion plans as soon as congress finished with the legislation Phone Strike Threat Looms Chicago CIO Com munications Workers of America announced Thursday a campaign for recognition by the Bell Tele phone System to be backed by a nationwide strike if necessary Delegates at the CWAs 3rd in ternational convention approved a motion instructing the unions executive board to take such ac tion as may he necessary within the next 90 days to make effec tive all division contracts now being violated and dishonored by the companies and to restore rec ognition of the divisions as bar gaining agents Such action the resolution said may include economic strike political and any other steps Joseph A Bierne president of the CWA said that Bell Tele phone companies have withdrawn recognition from 37 of the unions divisions since May 6 when the CWA membership voted to join the CIO The CWA membership then claimed by officers to numbei 230000 was taken into the CIO May 9 when a charter was is sued by the large congress of un ions During the present convention AP Wirephoto once the HITLERS YACHT PASSES MANHATTANS Grille gift of the German people to Adolf Hitler moves into the East river Wednesday past downtown Manhattans skyscrapers Purchased from the British admiralty by George Arida industrialist and British consul at Tripoli the craft will go on display for chanty the CWA Telephone committee affiliated Workers with the organizing claiming a member ship of 90000 Thus the CWA now represents a membership o 320000 workers in the telephone industry Through Traffic Quincy Man UR F Cummings 73 was dragged more than 150 feet through heavy traf fic when his overcoat became en tangled in an automobiles bump er He was injured only slightly eaders would have to swear they are not communists fascists or supporters of a subversive organ zation if the union or company wished to take cases before the NLRB The TaftHartley law re quires only union officers nol employes to file the affidavits and fascism is not mentioned spe cifically 2 Not only officers but mem bers of policyforming bodies would have to sign 3 No affidavits would be re quired if the union or the com pany could satisfy the NLRB tha t was doing an effective job of Darring subversive persons from leadership The TH law makes no such exemptions Senator Douglas DI11 speak ing for the amendment said the exemption would permit unions Like John L Lewis United Mine Workers and Philip Murrays CIO steelworkers to take advantage of NLRB procedures even though Lewis and Murray have refused on principle to sign affidavits Three other amendments which have a TaftHartley look about them were added to the adminis tration measure by the senate Wednesday in the first voting of its long labor law debate The changes all approved by voice votes with no audible oppo sition would 1 Require unions as well as management to bargain in good faith 2 guarantee free dom of speech short of threats or promises of benefits in labor re lations and 3 require both unions and employers to file an nual financial reports French Civil Servants Go Back on Jobs Paris civil service workers went back to their jobs Thursday ending a 24hour strike crippled many of the na tions services i gut at the same time the in terior ministry cancelledallweek end leaves and alerted 10000 armed police and security guards for possible troublewhen rightists and leftists gather in Paris Sat urday in separate meetings The first service to return to normal Thursday morning was the longdistance telephone net work The airlines also moved back toward normalcy when the over night shift of government meteor ology experts returned to their jobs And it was announced that normal mail deliveries would made Two Sheldon Boys Die on Motorcycle Sheldon Sheldon joys were killed outright and an other person was injured in carmotorcycle crash at a m Thursday Sheldon police identified the victims as Robert Holtrop 17 and Carl Lode 16 The boys were killed when the motorcycle on which they were riding collided with a car driven by Merlynn Miller about 22 also of Sheldon Miller is in a Sheldon hospital with cuts and bruises Police said the car and motor cycle collided headon at the junction of highway 18 and 8th avenue in Sheldon Gerald Bogan Named to Iowa GOP Position Des Moines Bo gan 37 Des Moines Thursday was appointed Iowa publicity and public relations director for the republican party State GOP Chairman Whitney Gillilland who announced the ap pointment said Bogan will take over his new duties July 1 He wil succeed Robert Klauer who re signed last March Bogan has been news director of the Iowa Daily Press association since early in 1948 He resigned to accept the republican appoint ment Previously he was Iowa manager of United Press for 4 years His successor at IDPA has not yet named A native of Clar inda Bogan was newseditor at the HeraldJournal there in 1935 before coming to Des Moines He is married and has 2 children PROMINENT FARMER DIES Elkader W McBride 89 year old prominent Clayton coun ty farmer died Wednesday nighi at his country home southeast of here Infant Dies After Fire in Automobile West Union Wink ler 2i died in a hospital here Wednesday night of burns suf fered when he apparently started a fire in the family automobile His mother Mrs Clarence Winkler Elgin said she left the boy in the car with an older sis ter Jennie while she attended a ladies aid meeting at a church near Elgin Wednesday The sister left the car and the boy was found later in the blazing auto It was believed he ignited the upholstery with matches REDS LOSE VOTE Amsterdam the Netherlands suffered a crush ing defeat in Tuesdays elections in 23 municipalities losing 33 of their 71 seats in the councils of cities over 20000 inhabitants 8AMI 34 ;