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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 21, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION innm Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 21 1949 BABICH FAMILY HEARS Left tn LCU 10 AP Wirephoto right Mrs Fabian Babich hand to Pnro hciiVxicl 7 ff Ul rT iiKiii iviio iHU1O11 DHUlCIl Hand IO face her husband Kathleen Birmingham Babich and Victor Babich as they heard the jurys verdict Monday night that Milton Babich Kathleens husband is guiltv of first SlStr Given Life for Slaying Wifes Sister Milwaukee old Milton Babich was whisked off to Waupun prison Monday night just 45 minutes after a jury labeled him the murderer of his wifes kid sister His bride Kathleen who is ex pecting a baby in midJuly screamed out Lies po lice are telling lies as the jury announced its verdict Guilty of murder in the first degree Babich did not change expres sion at the verdict He glanced over his shoulder at Kathleen He rose stood before the bench and declared I am not guilty of first degree murder Municipal Judge Herbert J Steffes then sentenced him to the Wisconsin state prison at Wau pun at hardJlaborJtorthe rest of youF natural life Under Wisconsin law he will be eligi ble for parole after 20 years or with time off for good behavior after 11 years and 3 months His sentence was pronounced just 3 months to the day after the weighted body of Patricia Bir mingham 16 was fished from the Milwaukee river by firemen searching for a suicide victim Dissolved in Czech Church State Fight Prague Josef Beran has dissolved his consistory in an attempt to prevent Czechoslovakias com munist government from using the church office to influence Catholic priests reliable church sources said Tuesday The archbishop also was said to have asked his bishops and priests to assume administrative autonomy and thus take over most of the functions formerly exercised by the con Mrs Mesta Minister to Luxembourg Washington r s Perle Mesta Newport R I and Wash ington D C society leader and democratic party fund raiser was nominated by President Truman Tuesday to be minister to Luxem bourg The nomination had been fore cast for several weeks since the president told reporters he had women under considera tion for diplomatic posts The Luxembourg assignment up to now has been borne by the U S ambassador at Brussels Belgium Mrs Mesta has been a close friend of the Truman family for some time She originally came from Oklahoma where her fam ily was interested in oil For sev eral years she has been one of the leaders of Washington society However her nomination listed her residence as Rhode Island She is the 3rd woman to be nominated for a diplomaticpost Mrs Daisy Harriman formerly minister to Norway and Mrs Ruth Bryan OwenRohde daugh ter of the late William Jennings Bryan minister to Denmark Votes 75Cent Minimum Wage Washington senate labor subcommittee voted unanimously Tuesday for a minimum wage of 75 cents an hour It decided against trying to extend coverage of the wagehour law to 5000000 addi tional workers The 7man subcommittee con stitutes a majority of the 13man senate labor committee So pre sumably Tuesdays agreement means the full committee is cer tain to recommend wageboosting legislation to the senate Mrs Clark Becomes Treasurer of U S Washington Georgia Neese Clark the Richland Kans bankerbusinesswoman Tuesday become the first woman to hole office as treasurer of the United States The oathtaking ceremony for Mrs Clark drew a number women prominent in political life Among them was Mrs Perle Mesta who like Mrs Clark has been chosen for a government pos fcy President Truman after both were active in democratic party affairs sistory It was through consistory that Msgr Beran normally issued his letters and orders Informants said a government official who had been stationed in the archbishops palace since police occupied it a week ago used Msgr Berans stationery to send out an order demanding that his latest pastoral letter be withheld from the public The letter nevertheless was read by a number of priests to their congregations Some have been arrested as result it was un derstood Catholic church sources said at least 2 and probably more priests have been taken into custody They said police also entered sev eral churches early Sunday in an effort to confiscate the letter be fore it could be read The letter accused the govern ment of trying to undermine Cath olic ideology and to substitute Marxism for religion It denoun ced the governmentsponsored Catholic action movement as an attempt to split the church and warned that there could be no compromise on religious freedom Flies Damaged Plane Home From Sac City Sylvan Hugelen operator of Air Activities Inc flew his dam aged Stinson plane from Sac City o the Mason City airport Tues day The plane received only a slight damage to a wing tip and to a wheel pan when it was thrown 40 feet in the air by a gust of ivind in Monday afternoons torm that struck the Sac City airr Dort He notified his home Tuesday morning that he was patching up he wing and would soon be on his 6 Missing When Belgian Ship Sinks Dunkerque France UR The Belgian channel steamer Princess Astrid carrying 283 persons struck a mine and sank off Dun kerque Tuesday Police said 6 persons were missing and 8 in jured The first radio message from a rescue fleet which rushed to the area 15 miles off Dunkerque said some of those aboard the Astrid had been burned by the blast Port authorities alerted Dun kerque hospitals to be ready to receive the injured The 2950ton vessel struck the mine in coastal waters during her regular afternoon run from Os tend Belgium to Dover England Port officials said the Astrid car rying 218 passengers and 65 crew men sank 90 minutes later A fleet of rescue ers tugboats lifeboats poured into the channel in a scene remi niscent in miniature of the evac uation of the British armies here in 1940 Squabble in Senate Over Labor Bill Senator Morse Ready to Continue Speech He Started Monday Washington spon soring various plans for handling national emergency strikes blazed away at one anothers proposals Tuesday With Senator Morse ROre ready to start the 2nd chapter of a lengthy speech he began Mon day it was uncertain when voting on the controversial issue would begin It was supposed to begin Monday Morse has been hammering alike at the injunction proposal of Sena tor Taft ROhio and the seiz ure proposal of Senators Douglas DI1L and Aiken Rap Morse Plan In turn Taft and Douglas in separate interviews criticized Morses proposal to rely mainly on congKess to act in each separate strike that imperilled the national health or safety The senate expected to devote a couple of hours to miscellaneous small bills before getting back to Morses address He spoke 3 hours Monday and said he had given only the first part of my speech Senator Lucas of Illinois the democratic leader said he hopes he is not the whole labor bill can be finished by the end of next week What ever bill the senate passes to re place the TaftHartley Jaw will be sent to the house for consider ation there For First Vote The DouglasAiken proposal was to be voted on first It would per mit the government to seize and actually operate an industry up to 90 days while an emergency board and the disputing parties worked toward a settlement Doug las and Aiken say such seizure would permit an injunction if nec essary but they dont think it would often be necessary The Taft proposal among other au thority for 60day injunctions similar to the injunctions now ob tainable under the TaftHartley act This Paper Consists of Two One No 213 way I didnt here was call home nothing to because become Smith Speaks to Governors Colorado Springs Colo Told that Russia soon may be test ing an atomic bomb many of the nations governors appeared ready Tuesday to back the administra tions arms program for western no official governors she conference action may be forth M h 1S nnri coming general reaction was fav to take Maicn 15 and orable to an appeal by Lt Gen Walter Bedell Smith for support of a program of arms and full weight economic aid for western Government to CrossExamine Judith Coplon Washington Judith Cop Ion completed her long repeated denial of espionage activity Tues day and was turned over to the government for cross examination After she had testified for about 12 hours under the guidance of Defense Lawyer Archibald Pal mer Palmer suddenly turned to Prosecutor John M Kelley and said Your witness Mr Kelley This occurred about 10 minutes before the usual noon recess bul Kelley told Federal Judge Albert L Reeves that he was ready to start the examination immedi ately Miss Coplons story added up to this She never passed any govern ment secrets to Valentine A Gubitchev a Russian engineer with whom she was arrested and he never asked her to do so Pap ers found in her purse were not for use in espionage activity but in connection with 1 a book she a civil planned 3 her work as a political analyst in the justice department AP Wirephoto REPORTER BEATEN Clarke Stallworth 23 Birmingham Post reporter said lie was beaten Monday while on an assignment to investigate reports of night rider activities at Sumiton Ala He swore out warrants against the 2 men Low Officers Blamed for Terrorism Ask Modernizing of Plane Carriers Birmingham Ala UR Law officers in 2 counties were under public fire Tuesday as a newsman charged he was beaten while in vestigating recent unpunished mob errorism in which 11 persons were logged or threatened with hang ng Clarke Stallworth 23 year old Birmingham Post reporter swore out assault warrants against 2 men n neighboring Walker county He charged they attacked him with their fists and a monkey wrench when he questioned them about the hooded outrages The alleged beating was the lat est incident connected with a wave of masked gang violence in Jef ferson Birmingham county and nextdoor Walker county The un punished outbreaks brought these other developments 1 Jefferson county Sheriff Holt McDowell drew bitter criticism from veterans and business groups for his miserable failure in try ing to curb hooded violence in his area 2 Clark Wells chairmanof an American Legion committee said his group was not satisfied by a conference with McDowell and planned to demand answers to a list of questions regarding the vio lence 3 Grover B Baggett sheriff of Walker county in which the news man charged he was beaten was ordered by the Alabama supreme court to stand impeachment trial July 11 on 86 counts of corruption and neglect of duty Demos Lined Up Behind Housing Bill Administration to Try for Vote to Support Measure Washington ff1 Administra tion leaders cracked the whip over house democrats Tuesday in a hard drive to pass President Trumans controversial housing bill In advance of a meeting of all 261 party members they indi cated they might try for a 5 vote to bind virtually all house dem ocrats to support the measure And one leader noted that under party rules a member is subject o discipline if he fails to fol such caucus instructions Discipline in party affairs sometimes means a congressmans oss of the right to propose fed eral jobholders in his district Not Bound However a member is not xmnd by a caucus action if he feels his vote would violate the constitution or his oath of office or if it would be contrary to a commitment he made during his own campaign There has been a vigorous southern rebellion against the senatepassed housing bill which the house starts debating Wed nesday The measure calls for a vast program of slum clearance low rent public housing and farm housing aids The cost is esti mated all the way from 000000 to 60 Opposed Some private estimates say more than 60 southern democrats will oppose the bill If republi can leaders arguing for econo my can hold most of their 171 party members in line against it the vote will be close There were predictions that the battle will end in passage of a compromise bill providing some what less than Mr Truman wants alarmed about he told his anx ous family who were eager to hear whether he was hurt Hugelen was taking 3 passen gers on a 2day air tour of Iowa under the sponsorship of the Iowa soil conservation commission and he Iowa aeronautics commission No one was reported injured The high winds also did con siderable damage to the admin istration building which housed the Sac City airports offices and shops A plane in tHe building was damaged A nearby hangar also suffered some damage The storm broke up the flight over conservation projects by 20 planes carrying 80 persons The planes dispersed to various cities when the storm came up Three landed at Denison one returned to Des Moines one went to Omaha and 13 to Sioux City The other 2 were caught in the Sac City storm democracies opposing communism It was Smith former ambassa dor to Moscow who told the gov ernors assembled here for their 41st annual meeting that he thinks the Russians have solved the prob lem of atomic fission He told a banquet crowd of more than 400 persons in what was an nounced as an offtherecord ses sion that the Russians soon may test a bomb But Smith emphasized he doesnt believe the Soviets have the know how to make the delicate ma chinery needed for remote control handling of atomic materials nec essary for production of any large number of bombs He noted in this connection that the Russians cant even make watches yet As a wild guess he added that it might take the Soviets 10 years or more to produce the powerful type of bombs this country has stockpiled Smiths call for backing of the administrations pro gram to rearm Europe found sup port from Gov Thomas E Dewey of New York the 1948 GOP presi dential nominee Idahos republican Gov Charles A Robins said that the United States having gone as far as it has supporting western Europe might as well go the rest of the way SAME Black traffic icatk In 24 in TO LEAVE HOSPITAL Chicago Eddie Waitkus Philadelphia Phillies first base man shot and wounded by a girl fan a week ago will be able to leave his hospital next week his physician reported Tuesday GETS 10 YEARS Le Mars Rounds 34 of Chatsvvorth has been sentenced to 10 years in the state peniten tiary at Fort Madison on a charge of uttering a forged check Navy Craft Hunt for Submarine Miami Fa Navy Hur ricane Hunter planes searched the Atlantic ocean off Melbourne Fla Tuesday for a submarine reported seen by a coast guards man Monday Three Privateers of the navy squadron sent here for hurricane watches flew over the area Mon day and Tuesday with no results Coast guard rescue control said all information on the search was restricted but it nothing had been learnec sighted The guardsman reportedly saw the ob ject from bourne the beach near Mel RECOVER BODY Chariton body of Wil liam Henry Penick 84 of Derby was recovered Monday from a lake on a farm south of here Coroner William B Dunshee said Penick had drowned His clothes and car were found nearby SU1 Medical Dean Commits Suicide Iowa City George Callahan reported Tuesday that Dr Mayo Soley 42 dean of the University of Iowa medical col lege committed suicide Tuesday morning Callahan said there was no ap parent reason for the act Dean Soley shot himself to death in his garage with a pistol the coroner said Dean Soley had gone to his of fice in the medical college build ing earlier in the morning but re turned home shortly afterward Dr Soley had been dean of the medical college since July 1 1948 He came to Iowa from the Uni versity of California where he had been assistant dean and professor of medicine at the Uni versity of California medical col lege in San Francisco May Strike at Oliver in Charles City Charles City of le CIO United Metal Farm anc Iquipment Workers have voted verwhelmingly to strike if their eaders do not aprove a new con ract at the Oliver Corp plant i vas announced Tuesday The plants annual 2week clos ig for June inventory starts Fri ay The workers voted not to re urn to the plant at the end of thi eriod if there is no contract ef ected by then Production workers voted 100C o 25 and office workers were saic o have voted 5 to 1 in favor of th no work policy Negotiations for the new con ract are scheduled for Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday One of 5 Who Left Prison Is Captured Marshalltowii UR Charles Orricer 24 Sioux City one of the 5 men who walked away from a state prison farm near Fort Madison last Sunday was cap tured near here Monday night Orricer was stopped by high way patrolmen at a roadblock at the junction 64 and 14 south of here Patrolmen L E Chevalier and Dan Decker said Orricer told them he wanted to go home on Fathers day because his father had died while he was in prison The patrolmen said Orricer told them he would have been willing to return to prison if he hac reached Sioux City HEARING SET Oltumwa hearing has been set for Tuesday for Truman Cliburn charged with beating hi own son Karl 9 Cliburn was ar raigned Monday on a charge o assault with intent to do grea bodily injury and was released on bond AP Wirephoto EXPLOSION and Mrs Twing Sands of Platteville Wis inspect the ruina of their home Monday afternoon after an explosion which caused dam age Cause of the explosion was undetermined The manager of the Piatteville Gas com pany and one of his employes were injured in the blast Mr and Mrs Sands were away at the time of the accident No Rehearing on Vet Bonus Des Moines World war II bonus board now i free to proceed with making pay ments to veterans but it may b midJuly before the first check go out Attorney Harold Newcomb an nounced Tuesday there would b no petition to the Iowa supreme court requesting a rehearing of the courts recent decision The court ruled both the 1947 bonus act and the 1949 financing plan lohnson in Address at War College Defense Secretary Lashes Russia in Talk to Graduates Washington Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson with President T r u m a ns approval Tuesday proposed the moderniza ion of 2 aircraft carriers at a otal cost of Johnson made the announce nent in departing from a pre oared address to the 114 members of the graduation class of the Na tional War college President Tru nan presented the diplomas In his prepared speech John son referred to the soviet union as conspiratorial and despotic He said it is because of Russia that the United States must maintain a strong military machine And this nation does have he declared a readiness and defense potential superior to that of any previous period in our nations peacetime history despite se v e r e 1 y contested agreements among the armed services that have hampered work of the na tional defense establishment Too Much Trust Johnson said too much trust for defense should not be placed on mere possession of the atomic bomb In his impromptu remarks Johnson described the moderniza tion of the 2 carriers as an answer to those who assert that by the re cent cancellation of the navys su percarrier there was a conspiracy either to sink the navys air arm or to reduce the navy to a 2nd class role He said the saving of from the cancellation would per mit the modernization of 2 Car riers within the present budget 8 Carriers He added these 2 carriers when improved would increase to 8 tha total number of vessels capable of launching the heavier types of postwar aircraft Among those who received di plomas was a 2nd cousin of the president Lt Col Louis W Tru man of Kansas City who is on duty with the joint chiefs of staff here Secretary Johnson in still were legal Newcomb Knorr Des counsel Moines for G F who chal lenged the acts in a friendly test case said The decision of the supreme court has been carefully reviewed and there seems to be no basis for requesting a rehearing No petition will be filed for a rehearing An estimated 225000 Iowa vet erans will receive the bonus pay ments for which Iowa voters have authorized expenditure of up to Payment will be at the rate of a month for domes tic service and for foreign service Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and cool Tues day night Low 55 Wednesday Tuesday night partly cloudy and warmer with high about 85 Iowa Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday with possible thun dershowers extreme west Wed nesday afternoon or evening Cooler Tuesday night Warmer Wednesday Low Tuesday night 55 north and 5560 south Iowa 5day weatJier Temperatures will average 3 to 7 degrees above normal Normal high 83 normal low 60 Warm throughout the period with only temporary cooling associated with showers Precipitation will average about onequarter inch in the next 5 days Thunder showers beginning west portion Wednesday afternoon or night and overspreading the state Thursday More showers or thunderstorms at the end of the week Minnesota Mostly fair Tuesday night and Wednesday Warmer Wednesday Scattered thunder showers extreme west portion Wednesday afternoon or eve ning IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 am Tues day Maximum 94 Minimum 66 At 8 am Tuesday 72 Precipitation 95 YEAR AGO Maximum 65 Minimum 56 another departure from his pre pared speech said he is appointing Robert A Patterson former secre tary of war who was in the audi ence as chairman of the civilian components board of the defense setup which has to do with the national guard and reserves He expressed hope that Patterson will accept The secretarys prepared speech said that within a few short years we may witness the end of this era of atomic era whose end will be signalled by the ex plosion bomb of some other nations Missing Widow Phones Police Chicago widow missing since June 12 contacted Chicago police Tuesday as they hunted her prospective husband on a charga of wooing and swindling her Mrs Reseda Corrigan 39 tele phoned Capt Daniel Gilbert from Newark N J She said she had gone east to meet Sigmund Engel 73 whom Gilbert described as a veteran confidence man who has preyed on women for a half cen tury The woman said Engel whom she believed to be Sam Engei Hollywood movie producer was to have met her in Grand Central terminal New York but didnt show up The real Sam Engel who bears no resemblance to Mrs Corrigans fiance has been in Eng land for some time A warrant was issued Monday charging Sigmund Engel with bilking Mrs Corrigan out of after promising to marry her She had been unheard from since set ting out to find Engel and get her money back Engel is one of the 32 names the man has used Police Capt Daniel Gilbert said in the last 50 years during which he has built up an international reputation as a swindler In New York Mrs Pauline Langton told authorities she mar ried Engel a week ago Tuesday believing his story that he was Carl Laemmle Jr a motion pic ture executive Laemmle is in Hollywood and has not been east for some time Engel has disap peared with Mrs Langtons money and jewels ;