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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 28, 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 imnri Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy Romanian Prelates Arrested Vatican Says Reds Wipe Out Catholic Hierarchy in Country Vatican City Vatican announced Tuesday that the Ro manian communist regime had wiped out the Catholic hierarchy in Romania by arresting an arch bishop and a bishop the only 2 prelates who escaped a campaign against the church last autumn The official Vatican news serv ice reported that Archbishop Aaron Marton of Alba Giulia was arrested June 21 and Bishop An tonio Durocovici of lasi was seized Sunday Along with the announcement the Vatican issued the strongest official attack against any iron curtain country yet put out by its press office The Romanian gov ernment was accused of the vio lent persecution of the Catholic church The report on Romania coin cided with a Vatican denunciation of decrees by Czech commu nist regime regarding church af fairs as absurd and ridiculous The Prague government seeking to gag Archbishop Josef Beran for bade the circulation of pastoral letters and clerical meetings with out government permission and declared illegal the Vaticans ex communication of priests support ing the government MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 28 1949 Relates How Engel Wooed and Won Her Chicago UR Mrs Pauline Langton blond New York divor cee told Tuesday how Master Love Swindler Sigmund Engel wooed and won her then disap peared with of her jewel ry after a kissless marriage As far as I know unfortunate ly Im still married to the man she said bitterly You can laugh at this but I first knew him as Marc Anthony and he called me Cleopatra He said I looked like her Mrs Langton 39 flew here Monday night after a New York grand jury indicted Engel on a charge of having swindled herof the jewelry She hoped to face him in jail and demand return of the jewelry after she talks to the states attorney Tuesday Mrs Langtons description of how the 73yearrold confidence man wooed her was typical of other cases listed in his police record He has fleeced more than 50 women of an estimated 000000 in the last 4 decades but wont disclose hpw he disposed of the money Seriousness of Economy Slump Argued Washington was no agreement Tuesday over just how serious the nations economic sit uation is Secretary of Com merce Charles Sawyer and a man who once held that cabinet post Henry Wallace disputed the point in a radio debate Monday night Sawyer insisted we are still in an era of prosperity such as we have not enjoyed in our history despite declining business and in creasing joblessness Wallace on the other hand said the country is in bad shape eco nomically and President Truman should be doing something to re store prosperity Question Figures Sawyer and Wallace clashed over the accuracy of the unem ployment figures of the census bureau a branch of the commerce department Sawyer assured Wal lace the figures now are given out on the same basis that was in effect when you were secretary of commerce In Boston National Republican Chairman Hugh D Scott Jr said the country is in the first stages of a Truman depression He told newsmen the GOP will cap italize on the unemployment sit uation in next years election campaign Government economists have contended the present slackened business activity to a 3year low is merely a normal readjustment from wartime and postwar scar city conditions The federal reserve board listed the chief cause for the production decline in May and early June a 108 per cent fall from last No vember as a further drop in turn out of durable goods such as re frigerators washing machines and other finished machinery and appliances Output of n o ndurable goods textiles clothing etc and of minerals both of which previ ously had fallen much more than durables showed only slight de creases in May Tills Paper Consists ol Two One No 224 Approve Injunction AP Wircphoto COUNTERFEIT BILLS SEIZED BY SECRET E Baughman chief of the U S secret service displays almost in counterfeit bills seized in a raid Tuesday a short distance from the white house and secret service headquarters Five persons were arrested Baughman points to comparison chart showing faults in coun terfeit bills Story on page 2 HitRun Speedboat Cuts Off Girls Feet Reno Nev A hitrun speedboat pilot amputated a 13 year old girl swimmers feet Mon day Imogene Wittsche and Janet Lutz each 13 and from Roseville CaL were swimming in Lake Ta hoe Then said Deputy Sheriff F W Brenzel The speedboat roared close to the beach and shot be tween the girls Janet barely got out of the way One of Imogenes feet was cut by the propeller The other foot was left dangling by a bit of flesh It was amputated later at a hospital The pilot did not stop Prosecution Hits Judith Story Washington Cop Ion her lips curled in a sneer heard herself described to a fed eral jury Tuesday as a Russian spy who screamed frameup when her espionage and her sor did love life were exposed With that scathing attack on her loyalty and her morals Prosecu tor Raymond P Whearty summed up for the jury the governments espionage case against the 28 yearold former justice depart ment analyst Whearty ridiculed the girls frameup defense and asserted that the government believes she succeeded in relaying secret jus tice department information to her married Russian boy friend He said FBI agents who were watching her believed but could not be sure that she passed papers to Valentin A Gubitchev during a New York meeting 3 weeks be fore they were arrested Its my view there was some thing passed that night Feb Whearty told the jury Miss Coplon has maintained sometimes calmly and sometimes hysterically throughout her trial that she went to New York to see Gubitchev simply because she loved him deeply and hoped to marry him Weather Report FORECAST Mason cloudy and cooler Tuesday night Partly cloudy and warmer Wednes day Low Tuesday night 58 High Wednesday 85 Iowa Fair north and mostly cloudy south portion with wide ly scattered showers or thun dershowers extreme south por tion Tuesday night and Wed nesday Low Tuesday night 58 north to 65 south Weather Temperatures will average 4 to 7 degrees above normal Nor mal high 85 normal low 62 Slightly warmer Wednesday and Thursday Warm remain der of period Frequent peri ods of local showers and thun dershowers throughout the 5 days Rainfall will average one half to one inch with as much at 2 to 3 inches in some local ities MinnesotaGenerally fair Tues Hold Rites for Victim Murder of Waterloo An overflow crowd Monday heard the Rev W D Getting conduct funeral serv ices in Immanual Lutheran church for Mrs Irma Jean Stahlhut 22 of Morrison victim of a tragic mutilation murder An autopsy report made public by Grundy County Sheriff John Meyer showed that she had not been criminally attacked The body of Mrs Stahlhut throat slashed and body mutila ted was found by her husband last Thursday in a walkin cooler of a tavern operated by the couple Edwin Buddy Beckwith 27 yearold Morrison war veteran who has signed a statement ad mitting he killed Mrs Stahlhut has been bound over to the Grun dy Center grand jury without bond on an open charge of mur der Sheriff Meyer said the autopsy House Unit Okays New Farm Plan Washington JP The house agriculture committee approved Tuesday a brand new farm bill authorizing a 3crop trial run for the Truman administrations controversial production pay ment program ior agriculture The measure went through on a 179 vote against virtually solid republican opposition It sets up a major issue as dem ocrats and republicans scramble for the midwest farm votes in the congressional elections next year Some farm groups already are as sailing the administrations idea as a subsidy and a dole The measure would maintain rigid price supports at higher levels for most crops than under the present price prop program Settlement at Bendix Is Agreed Upon Washington IP Secretary ot Air Symington announced an agreement Tuesday for settlernen of the strike that has closed tin Bendix Aviation Corp plant a South Bend Ind for 70 days Terms agreed to by companj and United Auto Workers official were kept secret pending stud and a vote by the workers Symington summoned the union and management spokesmen here for conferences which ran through Monday night and into Tuesdaj morning He said he did so be cause of the effect of the stoppag on production of airplane engines President Walter Reuther o the UAW said both parties wer fully conscious of the compellin needs of the air force Symington said agreement had been reached on the 3 major issues involved in the dispute Top GOP Official Resigns Post Criticizes Hugh Scott Washington Chairman Thomas E Colemai quit the republican strategy committee Tuesday with a blast at GOP National Chairman Hugh D Scott Jr for failure o keep the group moving along Coleman Wisconsin republican finance chairman wrote Scott that he no longer can spend the time or take the re sponsibility for a hat is not moving along The responsibility must be yours the vice chairman said Colemans step was a blow to party harmony that Scott has seen publicly stressing since he won a 54 to 50 vote of confidence and kept his job at a January meeting of the GOP national com mittee in Omaha The 23member strategy com mittee which Scott heads was formed at Omaha It grew out of agreement that the party needed new machinery to put over its viewpoint Scott had called the group into session here Tuesday for the first time since its organization April 24 Coleman said in his letter to ScoJt that he believes the strategy group has merit because it com bines republican men and women experienced in politics on state and national levels into a smalt enough group to be effective However he said your long delay in appointing members of the committee and the executive committee has caused the loss of several months of working time during this session of congress day night cooler southeast did not disclose which tion Increasing cloudiness and caused her death warmer Wednesday with local thundershowers extreme west by Wednesday afternoon or night IN MASON CITY wound Dies in Crash of Gas Truck Council Bluffs Norman D Wissenburg 34 of Omaha was killed Monday when his gasoline transport truck overturned on highway 75 a quarter of a mile south of Honey Creek about 10 miles north of Council Bluffs Sheriffs officers said the heavy trailer truck loaded with 5400 gallons of gasoline and a car driven by Aileen M Klingman 24 of Estherville sideswiped The truck crashed into a concrete cul vert overturned and pinned Wis senburg underneath Gasoline trickled from the big trucks tanks but there was no fire The Council Bluffs fire department stood by as a protective measure GlobeGazette weather for the 14 hours ending at 8 a m Tues day Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Tuesday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 88 66 71 trace 73 62 No Fish Story Laramie VVyo fish ermen got lost in a snowstorm for 6 June Robert Diegelman and El Prock now were on a fishing trip in the Snowy Range mountains when the storm began They wandered 6 hours before finding their cabin and later walked out to a highway where a search party found them Monday Berlin Rail Workers Back Berlin rail work ers went back to work peacefully Tuesday after their 38day strike for which the German taxpayer will foot a bill estimated at about 20000000 marks The estimate of the cost of the strike to German economy was given to a news conference by the British military governor Gen Sir Brian Robertson The strikers reported back to work at 8 a m as the sovietdi rected management resumed con trol of the railway stations in West Berlin Under 4power agreement the Russians have had control of Berlins railway system Traffic did not resume imme diately The management prepared to direct test runs over the tracks which had been idle since May 21 when 14000 anticommunist em ployes struck Western railroaders said a few hours work on signals switches and tornup trackage was needed to get the freight yards in service again The soviet management said it would have to send inspection teams around before allowing either interzonal freight trains or the citys elevated trains to roll The 4 occupation powers mean while met for another try at breaking Germanys economic deadlock The meeting adjourned after 65 minutes Decide to Go Through With Strike Des Moines of the Des Moines street car mens union met this morning and voted to go through with their strike scheduled for a m CST Wednesday About 500 of the unions 580 members attended a 3hour closed meeting which began at a m CST Tuesday The union members voted to form a free ride brigade to aid during the morning and evening rush hours The men will use their own cars to provide free rides to those persons who normally use the transit firm facilities The men are members of Loca 441 of the Amalgamated Associa tion oH Street Electric Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America The union is demanding a re duction in street railway fares an audit of the companys books by an auditor of the unions choice an increase in wages and a new method of counting daily receipts Okay Right to Seize Struck Plant Proposal Written Into Demo Labor Measure by Senate Washington h e senate Tuesday approved the plan of Senator Taft for gov ernment to use both injunctions and plant seizure in dealing with lational emergency strikes The vote was 50 to 40 The senate wrote this proposal nto the Truman administrations abor bill at the climax of a bit er scrap over w hat provision should be made in a new labor law to meet the problem of strikes which threaten the na tional health or safety The acceptance of the Taft plan altered the administrations bill still further toward the ness of the TaftHartley Itfw which the democrats and Presi dent Truman are pledged to re peal 3 Votes In the preliminaries to accept ance the senate took these 3 votes 1 An amendment by Senator Holland and others providing for injunctions without seizure was defeated 54 to 31 2 A move by Senator Lucas 111 the democratic leader to knock out the injunction author ity from Taits plan This lost 46 44 3 A proposal by Senator Ives RN Y authorizing neither in junctions nor seizure but de pending mainly on congress to act in national emergencies case by ase This is substantially the same mendment that was defeated 67 o 13 a week ago Tuesday the ote against it was 51 to 40 Margin Of Z The big squeak for the Taft plan was the 2vote margin on move After the prelimin ary voting was out of the way Senator Tydings DMd an nounced his support of the Taft 31oposal because he said other wise there would be no stopper in the bottle against national emergency strikes Others apparently felt the same vay and piled up the final 10 vote margin GOOD LOCKSMITHS Arvin CaL prison ers jailed on a drunkennes charge pooled their knowledge o escape methods and began work ing on their cell door lock Polic had to call a locksmith to get th prisoners out To Thank Iowa Vets for Wartime Service DCS Moines Iowa World war II veterans who qualify for the states soldiers bonus also will receive a certificate expressing Iowas official appreciation of their wartime service Chet B Akers chairman of the bonus board said Tuesday thfe exact form of the certificate has not yet been decided on Akers added that the board has no meet ing scheduled now until sometime after July 14 LOUIS ST LAURENT Canadian Liberals In on Landslide Toronto liberal party of Prime Minister Louis St Lau rent has won a smashing political victory reminiscent of the 1936 landslide of the Roosevelt new deal Returns Tuesday from the na tional election showed the liber nearest equivalent to the won 193 of the 262 seats in a new house of commons They led in all prov inces but Alberta It was the great est party triumph in Canadian history The progressive conservatives the main opposition party took 42 seats The other commons mem bers will come down from minor parlies The Canadian party domina ting the house of commons names the government The liberals now have a mandate until 1954 That will run their incumbency to 19 took over from the conservatives in 1935 It was a personal triumph for St Laurent who has been in poli tics only 8 years The softspoken FrenchCanadian 67 years old assumed the prime ministry last November when W L MacKen zie King bowed out because of ill health King personally selected St Laurent to lead the liberals to the staunchest could admit Tuesday that King was smart St Laurent in a broadcast to the people promised to work for peace and liberal party aims One of these is to ex tend social security measures to include a system of contributory health insurance Canadas pres ent social security system encom passes several measures similar to those enacted in the United States also a baby bonus that pays all parents about a month toward each childs support George Drew former premier of Ontario spearheaded the losing conservative drive All 19 communist candidates lost So did all the 15 women run ning Hot Words Over Federal School Aid Rep Lesinski Says Barden Trying to Kill Education Bill Washington Deepseated differences over federal aid to ed ucation erupted in congress Tues day following a bitterly worded exchange Monday between Reps Barden DN Car and Lesinski Lesinski chairman of the house laOor committee controlling the education bill accused Barden of writing an anti Negro and anti Catholic substitute and of trying to kill aid for education once and for all Barden countered in a prepared statement with a charge that Les inski had made a false statement unsupported by fact Raps Churchman I do not know where Mr Les inski got his inspiration for mak ing such statements unions it was because some similar statements have been accredited to some high officials of his church he as serted angrily Bardens reference to church officials was directed at an at tack on his bill last week by Fran cis Cardinal Spellman of New York who termed it unCatholic and unAmerican The bill a substitute for a sen atepassed measure was approved 10 to 3 by Bardens labor sub committee But Lesinski told re porters Monday the substitute is dead Million The senate measure would make available a year in grants to assist the states Each state would be allowed funds at the rate of per pupil plus addi tional aid up to for the so called backward states Bardens substitute also provides per pupil but makes other sharply differing provisions It provides that the money may be spent only for current expen ditures specifically prohibiting expenditures for transportation and health and welfare activities And it says the aid must go only to public schools 4 Inches of Rain at Council Bluffs DCS Moines rains capped by a deluge inches which caused of nearly 4 considerable damage at Council Bluffs swept over much of Iowa Monday night Several southern Iowa points got an inch or more of rain In Council Bluffs one of the worst local floods in years fol lowed a cloudburst Broadway main street of Council Bluffs was under 3 feet of water in places Storm sewers spouted like small geysers and countless man hole covers were washed away Mother Soys Student Missing Since Tuesday Iowa City UR Relatives of Lamar Aaron 23 University of Iowa student said Tuesday he had been missing since Thursday The youths mother informed police he disappeared after leav ing home to pay his university tuition GOESTO ALASKA Ketchikan Alaska William S Beardsley wife of Iowas governor arrived here Monday to visit her son Blaine who is employed by a drug com pany here Man Drowns in Gravelpit Hutchins Hancock county cor oner Kenneth Boughton of Britt said Tuesday there would be no inquest in the death of Jacen Mc Kee 22 who drowned in a gravel pit a mile and a half northwest of here Monday night McKee son of Mrs Delia Mc Kee of Algona was employed by Elmer Dole graveling contractor of Algona when several of the workers decided they would take a swim to cool off Unable to swim McKee ven tured out too far and went down in about 12 feet of water His companions were unable to reach him and the fire department from Britt was called Grappling hooks were used but the body was not located for more than half an hour The firemen worked for about an hour with a pulmotor in an effort to re vive him McKee was single Besides his mother he leaves a brother Otis and a sister Mrs Victor Freiders both of Algona He also leaves a halfbrother and a halfsister The body was taken to the Hamilton funeral home at Algona where funeral arrangements incomplete Tuesday morning SAME flmr no irmffii 34 HAS 2ND CHILD Hollywood fi Clayton gave birth Actress Jan to her 2nd child a girl at Cedars of Lebanon hospital Monday night Miss Clay ton is the wife of Robert Los Angeles attorney Spurn Bid for 3Day Week White Sulphur Springs W Va coal operators repre senting the bulk of the industry voted unanimously Tuesday to re ject John L Lewis proposal for a temporary 3day work week in the mines The operators announced their solid stand at an industrywide meeting here just 2 days before the expiration of their wage con tract with Lewis United Mine Workers union Lewis suggested informally last week that if the operators would agree to a 3day week temporari ly he would keep the mines run ning without a contract until a new agreement can be reached The 480000 soft coal miners are out on their annual 10day vacation and are due to return to work July Lewis and the operators have come to some un derstanding by that time The operators reached their de cision at a closed caucus attended by representatives of the North ern western and some southern commercial mines and the so called captive mines operated by the steel companies and rail roads AP Wlrephoto FIRST LEGAL LIQUOR County Sheriff E H Hammer is shown as he turned auctioneer Monday to negotiate the first legal sale of liquor in Kansas since the recent repeal of prohibition in the state Sheriff Hammer sold confiscated alcoholic bev erages from the steps of the Morris county courthouse at Council Grove HOPE CHEST FULL Barton investigat ing a burglary discovered the loot bottles of the of the suspects girl friend in her hope chcfiL ;