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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 23, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10 WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 23 1950 MCCARTHY GRINS AS SERVICE QUITS John S Service walks out of a sen ate hearingroom Thursday night as his accuser Senator Joseph McCarthy grins in the background beryice had asked an open hearing to make a pointbypoint denial of Senator McCarthys charges that he collaborated with communists The slender foreign officer also asserted he was innocent of the charges in the 1945 Amerasia case Chevrolet Tax Claim Heard Submission of testimony in the income tax refund claim of the Chevrolet com pany against the U S collector of internal revenue was completed here Friday noon The case is being heard by Judge Henry N Graveiv in U S district court The Mason City auto firm claims that thegovernment erred in the valuationof some used cars and other inventory and in failing to allow salary bonuses to key em plpyes as part of thebusiness ex perise Keith Lloyd and Francis Rozen sons of Sam president of the firm ahdJolm Laughlin son of RobertLaughlin vice president of the received bonuses totaling in 1946 The gov ernment contends that because of the relationship of the 4 to the owners the amount should be con sidered part of the profits The company claims that the 4 young men all took contracts of employment when they were dis charged from the armed services and that the contracts called for the bonuses making it a business expense Judge Graven took the decision under advisement at the conclu sion of the closing arguments Fri day afternoon Sports Bulletins MCCARTHY QUITS St Louis UR Tom Dowd traveling secretary of the Bos ton Red Sox said Friday that Manager Joe McCarthy had re tired Dowd said that Steve ONeill coach and acting man ager would take over the job on a permanent basis BRAVES SIGN DITTMER Elkader Dittmer University of Iowa football and baseball star Friday became the property of Hie Boston Braves baseball system Dittmer signed a Braves con tract at the home of his parents Mr and Mrs LeRoy D Dittmer He will report Monday to Den ver of the class A Western league The former Hawkeye 2nd baseman did not reveal the amount he received for signing but said it was beneath the 6 000 limit which would have made him a bonus player 81 LAWYERS ADMITTED Iowa City new lawyers were sworn in as mem bers of the Iowa bar Thursday The oath was administered at the University of Iowa by District Judge Fred M Hudson of Poca hontas Among the North lowans sworn in were Francis J Bradley Ban croft Robert F Kohlhass Algona James F Smith and Victor K Young Charles City Wiley Pokes Crime Probe for Tactics Washington Senator Wiley RWis sharply criticized the senate ciime investigating com mittee Friday for running around after mice rather than trying to uncover ties between politics and crime Wiley a committee member himself spoke out as senators questioned U S Prison Director James V Bennett on his views for controlling crime Wiley referred to the Kansas City murders and the theft of ballot boxes in Missouri We should concentrate on that one subject Wiley said We are running around after mice and ought to be getting the breed ing place Chairman Kefauver DTenn promptly told reporters the com mittee is going into Missouri to hold open hearings on the basis of evidence weve already collect including a check on con tributions by gamblers to polit ical campaigns Conditions Too Big And he confirmed reports that a committee investigator in Mis souri has appealed for more help because he has found conditions which are too big for him to handle alone Kefauver said the committee expects to decide this weekend whether to give more help to the investigator George White who is on loan to the group from the U S narcotics bureau The chair man commented that we have demands for investigators from all over the country Other delevelopments as the committee pressed its investiga tion of nationwide gambling and organized crime 1 Kefauver said senate inves tigators will go into Ohio assured by Gov Frank J Lausche of full cooperation from state law en forcement agencies In Columbus Ohio Attorney General Herbert S Duffy promised full help and saU the investigators would be welcomed May Tax Profits 2 Prison Director Bennett told the senators the American Bar association is considering recom mending legislation aimed at slapping an excise tax on gam bling profits 3 Kefauver said the committee las started digging into income and tax records of bigshot gamblers and racketeers This was made possible by an order from President Truman opening confidential files to the senators in running down leads in crim inal activities STEVE NELSON Washington house un American activities committee voted Friday to cite Steve Nelson for contempt for refusing to an swer questions about Russian atomic espionage FIRST CHILD BORN Hollywood Actress Frances Rafferty 27 has given birth to her first pound son She and her husband Thomas R Baker named the boy Kevin Elliott Miss Rafferty is a native of Sioux City Iowa This Paper Consists of Two One No 22t British French Governments in Political Upheaval on Pool Twin Strikes Threaten Auto Industry Soon By UNITED PRESS Twin strike moves by the CIO auto workers threatened to inter rupt the motor industrys record production Friday The only bright spot in the na tions labor picture was at Pitts burgh where a 14day strike by AFL milk truck drivers appeared near settlement The strike had shut off milk deliveries to 3000 000 persons At Morristown Tenn reinforced highway police patrolled the strikebound American Enka rayon mill where 3 nonstrikers and a member of the striking CIO tex tile workers were wounded in gunfights Thursday The New York City Publishers association meanwhile called on the heads of 7 printers unions to order their members to cross picket lines of the striking CIO newspaper guild at the New York WorldTelegram and Sun Mem bers of craft unions have refused to cross the guilds picket lines preventing the paper from pub lishing The auto workers ordered 30000 members to strikeMonday against the Briggs Manufacturing com pany The strike would halt de livery of auto bodies to Chrysler and Packard plants Negotiations have broken down between the union and Briggs The UAW executive board also approved plans for a strike against Hudson Motors due to insuffi cient progress on contract nego tiations B Rescued After B29 Crashes Tokyo men of the 11 man crew of a Superfort down 140 miles off Guam were rescued Fri day by a crashboat ThVee others one of whom was seen from planes as he tried to climb into a lifeboat are missing The crashboat reached the sur vivors of a B29 crash before dusk Far East air force headquarters announced A search for the other 3 crew members continued The B29 was stationed on Guam with the 19th bomb wing It was returning to Guam from a practice bombing mission to Dkinawa when it lost contact with he island Thursday afternoon The flight from Guam to Okinawa is nbout 1100 miles Yugoslavia Says Bulgaria on the March Belgrade Yugoslav claimed Friday night that Bulgar ian troops in a full battle dres and supported by armored vehicle have been moving in the past fev days toward the eastern frontie of this country The reports came from Tanjug the official news agency whic speaks for Premier Marshal Tito government just a week before th second anniversary of the Russian led cominform resolution denounc ing this countrys independen policies It offered another hint that Rus sia and the soviet satellites may b intensifying their pressure upon the Yugoslav government to break down the display of independence which has shown signs of develop ing among other neighboring countries War Nurse Dies at Emmetsburg Rites Saturday Emmetsburg Funeral services for Mrs A A Theile 68 overseas nurse in World war I will be held Saturday at the Congregational church Burial in Evergreen ceme tery Mrs Theile had been ill 6 years 3 of them in bed and for 2 years she had been a patient in the Em metsburg hospital where she died Thursday evening Mrs Theile was supervisor of the first hospital in Spencer She did public health nursing and was nurse in the Emmetsburg schools for many years until her illness Survivors include the husband 2 sisters and 4 brothers She was president of the Emmetsburg hos pital board member of the Con gregational church P E O Sis terhood and Emmetsburg Womans club SAME White ting means no traffic death In STILL SHARP AT 100 AP Wirephoto David W Hanks Princeton Iowa oldest known living relative of Abraham Lincoln observes his 100th birthday Friday He is shown as he re laxes with books he still hopes to read An open house will be held Sunday in his honor 4 Railroads Set Shutdown for Sunday Chicago of 5 big railroads have announced they will stop running Sunday if an expected switchmens strike be gins The AFL switchmens union of North America has set 6 a m local time Sunday as the strike hour against these and western roads midwestern TO LEAVE FOR VALLEY Scouts of the counJ cil are shown here at Camp Roosevelt at Clear Lake where they are hold Ing a pretraining camp in preparation for their trip to the National Jam boree at Valley Forge Pa The 109 boys and 9 leaders will leave Saturday GlobeGazette pholo at p m on 3 special cars attached to the Milwaukee train They will be gone 2 weeks returning to Mason City July 9 Stops are planned at Chi cago Detroit Buffalo Niagara Falls New York City and Washington The Chicago Rock Island and Pacific the Chicago Great West ern the Western Pacific the Great Northern and the Denver and Rio Grande Western All but the Great Northern lave announced shutdown plans President F J Gavin of that line said Thursday the road will do he best it can to keep running In San Francisco a Great Northern official said all but 60 of he lines 1200 switchmen are members of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen instead of the witchmens union so the road ex ects to operate without serious ifficulty The trainmen have hreatened a walkout next month The Chicago Burlington and Quincy railroad announced Fri days westbound California Zephyr vill run from Chicago to Denver rom there it normally is hauled by the Denver and Rio Grande Western and Western Pacific to San Francisco What happens from Denver west the Burlington said depends on operating ar rangements of the 2 other roads Failed to Approve The switchmen seek a 40hour week with 48 hours pay A presi dential factfinding board did not recommend granting the request All peacemaking moves have been taken under federal law The national railway media tion board worked at heading off the strike but no progress was reported No progress was reported either in the threatened July 15 walkoyt of the brotherhood of railroad trainmen and tWe order of railway conductors They also disagree with a presi dential boards findings on wages and hours The board did not in clude the 2 groups when it sug gested a pay raise for some other rail workers Conductors Threaten Another strike call was issued one by the pull man conductors division of the order of railway conductors They set their walkout time for July 11 But provisions of the national railway labor act may delay this threatened strike The pullman conductors must submit to an investigation of their demands by a presidential fact finding board This would auto matically delay the strike 60 days They want their basic work month reduced from 225 to 210 Moretz Found Dead in Home Clear G Moretz 24 Clear Lake bakery truck driv er was found dead in the base ment of his home at 208 Sixth avenue south Thursday night The body was found hanging by a light cord Dr R E Smiley said death was a suicide Moretz had eaten dinner with his family at about and taken a walk fay the lake after wards Moretz was a veteran of World war II He served in the navy for 26 months receiving his honor able discharge in June 1946 He was married to Rayma Lou ise True Mason City July 10 1946 The young couple had 3 chil dren The oldest is 3 years old and the youngest is only 2 months old Moretz was the son of Mr and Mrs Lester Moretz 412 South Third street Clear Lake Moretz is survived by 2 brothers Delmar Moretz Greene and May nard Moretz Forest City Three sisters Mrs Keith Collins 308 5th avenue S Clear Lake Loreen Moretz and Donna Lou Moretz at home also survive Moretz was born 1925 at Kensett He lived with his par ents on a farm near Manly until 1933 when the family moved to Clear Lake Funeral services will be held Monday at p m at the Chris tian church in Clear Lake The Rev Guy Carrell will conduct the services assisted by the Rev P W Hayes former pastor of the church The body will lie in state at the Wilcox funeral chapel from Satur day evening until Monday noon Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery WinorQuit Test in House of Commons Schuman Plan Up for Consideration by 6 Western Nations By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The British and French govern ments in thenext 3 days are fac ing life or death parliamentary tests even as a 6nation confer ence works in Paris onthe Schu man plan to pool basic industries The British government is basing its win or resign house of commons test next week square ly on its decision to remain aloof from the present Schuman plan talks until it learns more abbut how the proposed steelcoal pool works Fight for Life The French government whose Foreign Minister Robert Schu man authored the plan and gave his name to it is facing a home front fight for its own life Satur day The crisis concerns do mestic financing but may indi rectly affect the progress of the international Schuman plan if the government of Premier Georges Bidault is defeated Bidault asked approval of a law prohibit ing new government expenditures unless they are covered by income Asks for Vote At odds with Bidaults payas yougo policy the assembly ap proved a socialist partyproposal which would give government em ployes pay raises equalling about 35000000 in the 1951 budget Bidault said he could not indorse payments that would come due when he might not be in office He asked for a vote of confidence Meanwhile the 6 western Euro pean nations discussing the Schu man plan went over plans ad vanced by French Economist Jean Monnet A spokesman said the group might adjourn Friday for about a week to negotia torsconsult with their home gov ernments Almost a Bargain Salinas Cal trus tees were jubilant upon opening bids for construction of a building and discoveringone bid lower than the others Their bar gain vanished however when it was learned that the firms book keeper had made error in writing up the bid BIG LOAN TO GREENFIELD Washington JP The Rural Electrification administration has approved a loan of to the Farmers Electric Cooperative of Greenfield Iowa hours without a pay loss and certain working rules changes Jn Mason City the 2 railways affected by the switchmens strike he Rock Island and Chicago Great Western announce that all pas senger train service will be dis continued until further notice be ginning at a m Sunday According to a bulletin received by the Great Western officials here from headquarters there will also be no more freight service after a m Sunday The bulletin read C G W railway embargoes all carload and less than carload traf fic destined to or by way of C G W railway company consigned or to be reconsigned to or in tended for any destination which will not permit a rival and spotting at consignees place of business or delivery to connect ing lines prior to a m June 25 Shipments in transit will not be accepted The Rock Island lines stated that there would be no acceptance of carloads or less than carloads after 6 a m Sunday Waterloo Shows 24 Per Cent Census Gain Waterloo fig ures released here Friday by Dis trict Census Supervisor A C Ful ler show an increase of 12471 in Waterloos population since 1940 Fuller said the 1950count was 64214 against tfce 1940 figure of 51743 With a 24 per cent increase Waterloo shows the highest in crease for Iowa cities over 30000 population so far reported Fuller said Weather Report FORECAST Mason City ffhundershowers and turning cooler Fridaynight Low Friday night 60 Saturday clear ing and cooler with high 80 Iowa Cooler air spreading into north and west Friday night with thundershowers southeast Low Friday night 58 northwest 72 southeast A little cooler and less humid north and west con tinued humid southeast Satur day with local thundershowers in southeast High Saturday 80 northwest 90 southeast Vari able winds 1020 MPH north and west Further outlook Local thundershowers and warm most of state Sunday with early morning lows 60 to 70 and highs 85 to 90 Cooler Monday Warm er again Tuesday and Wednes day FiveDay Iowa Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 2 to 6 degrees above normal Normal highs 84 to 86 Normal lows 60 to 63 Cooler over the Backend Warming trend Rain fall will average around 1 inch occurring Monday through Wednesday Minnesota Partly cloudy cooler entire state Friday night Local thundershowers southeast por tion Friday night Low Friday night 50 northwest to 60 south east High Saturday 70 north west to 80 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation 83 65 35 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 85 ;