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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 30, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME and United Press Fuli Lease Wires MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AUL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOR E HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 30 1949 were serious Iowa Couple Badly Hurt Blast and were Gas Williamsburg Mi Mrs Howard K Watkins severely injured Wednesday night in a gas explosion which demol ished their 2story frame home here Mrs Watkins who was in criti cal condition at St Lukes hospital m Cedar Rapids Thursday suf fered severe burns over most of her body Mr Watkins who was reported in fancondition suffered severe compound fractures of both legs concussion and shock Mrs Watkins told the men who carried her from the wreckage that the explosion occurred as she was lighting a bottled gas water heater in the basement of the home Sidewalls of The house were blown out into the yard and the roof and 2nd floor telescoped down on the foundation May Publish China Report Washington resident Truman will decide whether the department publishes a white paper covering major as pects of AmericanChinese rela tions administration sources said Thursday These informants said the docu ment which is not yet completed will go to the white house for re view before a decision is reached on whether it should be made public as a state paper Secretary of State Dean Ache son said Wednesday that a great deal of work is being done on the massive document But he could not say whether or when it might be released Preparation of the document is designed to combat vigorous con gressional attacks on the admin istrations China policy However it was said that the material will include all important reports on AmericanChinese relations re gardless of the consequences Sources familiar with compila tion of the document said these major features are contemplated or have been accomplished 1 Former Secretary of State George C Marshall already has reviewed a section of the report covering December 1945 through January 1947 when he sought to mediate Chinas civil war as Mr Trumans personal envoy Evi dence may be included in this section to show that Marshall warned Generalissimo Chiang KaiShek that it would be dis astrous for him to try to fight the communists on the battle fields 2 Major aspects of Ajnerican Chinese relations for nearly 100 years will be included although emphasis will be placed on rela tions during the past 5 or 6 years 3 The longsecret report on China prepared for Mr Truman by Lt Gen Albert C Wedemeyer is ready for inclusion in the white paper as an appendix Wedemeyer reportedly r e c o m mended a thorough housecleaning of corrupt elements in Chiangs regime to be followed by fully supervised American help to keep China out olthe soviet orbit He was in China on a factfinding mission 2 years ago till means tint tit dwtki II M Lewis Orders Mine Workers to Start on 3Day Weeks White Sulphur Springs W Va L Lewis Thursday ord ered soft coal miners east of the Mississippi river to work a 3day i T omi ling n e x L auesaay abandoning his traditional no contract no work policy The contract with the soft coal industry expires at midnight Thursday but Lewis directed his miners to stay on the job for a short work week to remove the stresses and strains which could cause industry and public irri tation He told the miners east of the Mississippi to work Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday next week when they return from their present 10day vacation After that Lewis advised the diggers to work on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday of each week There was no time limit to the arrangement although north and west the coal operators believe they have a contract until Aug 14 under terms of the TaftHart ley act Mjnes west of the Mississippi are not afftced by the 3day limitation but Lewis advised his members there to begin work on Monday and continue consecu tively during the week for the number of days worked by the mines However he restrained them from working on any Saturday The same contract terms will remain in force despite the termi nation of the oneyear agreement Thursday night The order blanketed in all east ofMississippi operations includ ing those of the Southern Coal Producers association and the U S Steel Corporation with which Lewis is holding separate contract negotiations 1st Phase of Atom Probe Completed Washington Hick enlooper R Iowa Thursday ended the first phase of his case against the atomic energy com mission which he has charged with incredible mismanagement Hickenlooper announced to the joint senatehouse atomic commit tee which has been hearing the charges that he feels he can pro ceed no further publicly until the committee has acted in closed ses sion upon some other aspects of his case He referred to his charges of commission laxity in security matters which the committee has said he must present behind closed doors some international phases of atomic energy operations and certain more or less technical matters In the meantime the commission will present what Chairman David E Lilienthal called an accounting of our stewardship beginning next Wednesday We will make this succinct brief and yet comprehensive as possible Lilienthal said It should not take days Fatally Injured in Auto Wreck Walnut Pry 23 of Danbury was fatally injured Wed nesday night in the collision of his car and one driven by George Kardell 19 of Neola 2 miles west of here Pry died in Atlantic Memorial hospital less than 2 hours after the accident Joe McGuire 18 of Danbury passenger in the Pry car Kardell and Norval Kraetsch 20 of Avo ca passengers in the Kardell car all escaped with minor injuries and were not hospitalized Senate Unit for Cut in Excise Tax Washington finance voted 7 The senate committee Thursday to 6 in favor of cutting federal excise taxes back to 1942 levels generally These are the taxes on such things as telephone bills railroad tickets silverware and luggage The vote stuck a taxcutting amendment on to a house passed bill concerned with industrial al cohol permits Senator Johnson DColo pro posed it On the house side of the capitol Rep Martin RMass sought a quick vote on legislation he has introduced for a cut in the excise taxes Martin the house GOP leader announced a petition is being cir culated to take his bill from the house ways and means committee and bring it to the floor for a vote If 218 majority of the the petition the bill would be taken from the committee Judge Girl Who Shot Eddie Is Insane Chicago rapidfire dis posal of legal routine the 19 yearold girl admirer who shot First Baseman Eddie Waitkus Thursday was adjudged insane and committed to Kankakee state hospital The girl Ruth Ann Steinhagen appeared in felony court with the man she shot After preliminary pleadings she was bound over to the grand jury A true bill was immediately voted and the indictment re turned before Chief Justice James Miss Coplon Convicted on 2 Counts Faces Sentence of 13 Years in Prison Fine of Washington Coplon was convicted Thursday of being a spy for Russia The jury convicted her on both counts of the indictment against her She faces a maximum sen tence of 13 years in prison and a fine of Federal Judge Albert L Reeves denied a defense plea for a months and indicated he would pass sentence Friday She will remain free on bond at least until then The jury announced its verdict after having her fate in its hands for almost 27 hours It reported ready to give its decision at p m 26 hours and 58 minutes after receiving the case Courtroom Silent The jampacked courtroom was deathly silent when the jury be gan filing in at p m The former justice department em ploye was tense as she stood up to receive the verdict Miss Coplons attorney Archi bald Palmer demanded that each 3U1OL be polled and this was done by the clerk Paul A Roser Palmer announced that the ver dict will be appealed to the U S circuit court of appeals and if necessary to the supreme court Still Faces Trial Miss Coplon 28 a Barnard col lege honor graduate still faces trial in New York along with This Paper Consists at Two SectionsSection No 22 sian on espionage conspiracy charges Under count one of the indict ment under which she was con victed Thursday the maximum penalty is 10 years and That count accused Miss Cop Ion of taking secret reports from FBI files on counterespionage and subveision with intent to benefit a foreign power Russia and injure the United States The 2nd count with a top pen alty of 3 years and merely charged removal and concealment of such material and made no mention of an intended use for it MidContinent Reports on Annual Profit Kansas City Mo MidCon tinent Airlines Inc reports a net profit of for May 1949 after provision for income taxes as compared to an adjusted net profit of after taxes in May 1948 Net profit for the first 5 months of 1949 was In May 1949 MidContinent carried a total of 31828 revenue passengers in scheduled service a record for any month in the com panys history Total operating revenues of in May were slightly above May last year Operating expenses in May 1949 totaled as compared to in the same month in 1948 However the cost per rev enue mile declined to less than 77 lowest unit cost ex perienced since September 1947 Other statistics are as follows May 1949 May 1918 Operating efficiency 0985 0969 Revenue passengers seat miles carried Available f loxvn Revenue passenger miles flown Revenue passenger load faclqr Mail 953R4M7 Senate Passes Taft Labor Law by 5142 TROLLEYAUTO rush in to quell a fire consuming an automo bile streetcar and part of a Philadelphia elevated railway structure Tuesday night as passengers in the train above the fire crane their necks to see what happened Nine persons were injured in the crash The autos gasoline tank exploded Marshall Plan Fails rVishinsky London S o v i e t Foreign Minister Andrei Y Vishinsky dis agreed sharply Thursday with Dean Achesons analysis of the Paris big 4 meeting and declared Russian firmness forced a west ern retreat Vishinsky said the agreements reached at Paris differed seri ously from the original propos als put forward by Britain France and the United States On the other hand he added after careful reading of the com munique issued by the big 4 it is not difficult to see the basic ideas of the proposals submitted by the soviet delegation in the council of foreign ministers dur ing the very first days of its work Acueson told a Washington news conference after his return from Paris that Russia had been put on the defensive in the struggle for Europe and was afraid to relax its iron grip on eastern Germany knew they would because they no longer be J McDermott of criminal court This was shortly after Waitkus sitting in a wheel chair confronted the girl for the first time since she shot him in a hotel room June 15 Then a jury of 6 men and 6 women adjudged the girl insane She was committed to the state hospital at Kankakee HI and will be taken there later tons S17 il Mail express and freight ton miles I tin ures of be rega for the ern mi from th policy Defer in Al New rested perjury Defer Stryker fense h the Favorite Spot to Pop Marriage Question Cincinnati An automobile is the favorite place for proposing marriage Dr Paul Popenoe told the social hygiene institute at the University of Cincinnati summer school Thursday Tabulation of 1181 proposals reveals that an automobile now is the favorite place for asking the question he said because in many instances this is the only place where a couple can find 42 DIE IN FLOODS Tokyo A toll of 42 dead was reported Thursday from floods and landslides caused by heavy rains in Kagoshima and Kumanoto prefectures on able to control the German peo ple if they did so Acheson said the reason for the strength of the west in the Paris sessions was the progress that has been achieved in the restora tion of western Europe I Vishinsky taking a complete opposite view said think that precisely the fail ures of the Marshall plan should be regarded as one of the reasons jjarture of the 3 west ern ministers at the Paris session from their original socalled firm Defense Rests Case in Alger Hiss Trial UP The defense rested its case in the Alger Hiss trial Thursday e Counsel Lloyd Paul announced that the de fense had completed its case when the afternoon session convened 95 Degrees in Mason City New Top Reading for Year Mason City sweltered again Thursday with a 95 degree mark reached about noon that was the high so far this season The tem perature then dropped back to 94 where it was at 2 p m The highest previous reading had been 94 on June 20 Probability of a higher reading was slim Thursday since a mass of cool air had already started to come into the state early Thurs day afternoon It had reached Sioux Falls S Dak at noon and was moving eastward Possible thundershowers were forecast for Iowa Thursday night Fridays high1 reading is ex pected to be around CO Lows Thursday night were forecast to range from 65 to 75 Saturday and Sunday will be sunny with hot and humid weather The state high Wednesday was 93 at Spencer and the low Wed nesday night was 70 at several points The only rain of conse quence in the state Wednesday night was 13 inch at Atlantic Weather Report FORECAST Iowa Thundershowers northwest portion by evening Widely scattered thunder showers Thursday night and early Fri day morning clearing Friday afternoon Cooler north and west portions Friday Low Thursday night 7075 Minnesota Generally fair and cooler Thursday preceded by scattered showers early Thurs day evening extreme east Friday fair and pleasant IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thurs day 87 72 81 Maximum Minimum fAt 8 a m Thursday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 81 50 Gov Beardsley Fills 42 Appointive State Positions Des Monies William S Bearsley Thursday filled the remaining 42 appointive state jobs which will be left vacant by the expiration of terms Thurs day Allen Beck of Mason City was named to the real estate com mission Five of the appointments re quire approval by the state sen ate Those are appointments to the state conservation commis sion the soil conservation com mittee and the real estate com mission Beardsley Dinges D appointed C Emmetsburg to A re place Frank Mathis D Odebolt and Mrs David Kruidenier R Van Meter to replace Mrs Addi son Parker R Des Moines The 2 conservation commission appointees will serve for a full 6year term if approved by the 1951 state senate Named to the soil conservation committee were State Rep James W Foster of Albia and Maynard Schnittjer of Manchester The 53rd general assembly increased the membership from 5 to 7 of that board New members of the Iowa de velopment commission were Clyde Hendrix Clinton head of the Pillsbury Mills feed division State Senator Charles Van Eaton Sioux City State Senator Fred Maytag Newton State Rep Fred Schwengel Davenport and State Rep Oliver H Degroote mayor of Humboldt Other appointments were Banking board Fred Griten wald Davenport H Lee Houston Columbus Junction Harry S Lek wa Ackley and reappointed Wil liam R Remien of Atlantic Mrs King Palmer of Des Moines was reappointed to the commis sion for the blind and E L Stover of Waterloo was reappointed to the state board of accountancy Fred Johansen of Clarinda was named a new member of the board of education examiners while Malcom Price of Cedar Falls Earl Rodman of Sioux City and Charles H Tye of Orange City were reappointed Dr Arthur D Wood of Marshall town was reappointed to the board of medical examiners Other appointments to examin ing boards were Engineering Frank L Bleinhauer of Davenport Cecil E Ewen of Fort Dodge dental Dr G H Hospers of Wat erloo osteopathic Dr Harold G Meyers of Algona optometry Dr John J Brady of Sheldon chiro practic Dr J V Poulsen of Mel cher chiropody Dr M D Man of Cedar Rapids cosmetology Alice Graffe of Stuart barber William Convey of Cedar Rapids embalm ers William J Witt of Elkader pharmacy Charles F Griffin of Mapleton nurses Sister Mary Estella of Council Bluffs watch making Leo Beemer of Warren state mine inspector William Jer vis of Des Moines Mrs Mary Woodward of Whittemore was named to the hospital advisory council Dr Herbert W Rather of Wavef ly was appointeod to the state board of health while Doctors H E Story of Osceola Prince E Sawyer of Sioux City I N Crow of Fairfield and Fred Sternagel of West Des Moines were renamed to that board Richard R Eby of Moulton was named to the state printing board 71DayOld Strike Ends at Bendix South Bend Ind CIO United Auto Workers Thurs day ended the 71day strike which idled more than 9000 workers at Bendix Aviation Corp Company officials said that some of the men who went on strike April 20 would be called back to work immediately The walkout turned into the nations longest largescale strike of the year It idled more than 50000 work ers in automobile firms in De troit Milwaukee and Kenosha Wis at one time by causing shortages of parts More than 5000 workers ac cepted a settlement worked out by the ahforce The strike had cut off production of a key part for jet airplane engines for the armed services Details of the strike settlement worked out by UAW President Walter Reuther and top company officials were read Wednesday to more than 5000 union members jammed into ahigh school gym nasium in 90degree heat They approved it first in a standing vote Then in a secret ballot they voted 2831 to 110 to accept it Set Beckwith Arraignment for July 27 Center J Buddy Beck with 27 was brought into district court here Thursday for the presentation of a county attorneys information charging him with murder He is accused of the paring knife slaying of a pretty young mother Judge Ralph W Hasner set July 21 for arraignment on the infor mation filed in lieu of a grand jury indictment Beckwith was re turned to jail The information was signed by County Attorney Bliss K Wil loughby Beckwith who lives in Morrison and has been employed in Water loo is accused of the mutilation slaying of Mrs Irma Jean Stahl hut 22 Her body was found June 23 in the walkin refrigerator of a tavern she and her husband Har vey operated in Morrison State Agent Max Studer of Mason City said Beckwith in a signed statement declared he was crazy for Mrs Stahlhut the mother of a 13 month old son The brief proceedings were re cessed while Sheriff John A Meyer went to Morrison to bring Beckwiths widowed mother here for a conference concerning counsel The state name of Arizona comes from 2 Indian meaning small and zonac mean ing spring Marks Big Victory for Ohio Senator Lucas Predicts President Will Veto Measure Washington fi The senate Thursday passed the labor bill constructed by Senator Taft R The vote on passage was 51 to 42 Seventeen democrats joined with 34 republicans in voting for the bill Thirtyfive democrats voted against passage with 7 republi cans opposing it It contains the basic provisions of the TaftHartley act and marked a sweeping victory for the Ohio senator in his duel with the Truman administration over re pealing the TaftHartley law Truman Defeat It was a crushing defeat for President Truman who during the 1943 campaign pledged repeal of the measure Senator Lucas of Illinois the democratic leader predicted be fore the vote that Mr Truman will veto the Taft bill if it reaches him Senate passage sen the meas ure to the house House action on any labor bill is doubtful at this session Before passage the senate ac cepted by a 49 to 44 vote a Taft written substitute for all that sec tion of the bill he had not pre viously got amended to his liking Flan Approved Tafls program to make 28 changes in the TaftHartley act but preserve its essentials now has been substituted for the en tire administration labor bill Hickenlooper Labor Target Washington la bor Thursday marks off the sen ators it will oppose in the 1950 election campaign Nine republicans including Hickenlooper of low a and 4 democrats whose terms expire next year already have been what labor hopes wilt be a and bitter drive promised new to repeal the TaftHartley act Those 13 lawmakers come up for a final blacklisting Thursday with 24 holdover republi cans and 13 holdover democrats who voted with them for the use of government injunctions in na tional emergency strikes The test Whether they support the substitute offered by Senator Taft for the admin istrations already amended TH repealer From all the signs an other name or 2 could be added to the unions enemy list As far as next years elections are concerned the list includes Republican Senators Aiken of Vermont Donnell of Missouri Gurney of South Dakota Hicken looper of Iowa Millikin of Colo rado Reed of Kansas Taft Wiley of Wisconsin and Young of North Dakota The 4 democrats are Senators Fulbright of Arkansas George of Georgia Hoey of North Carolina and Tydings of Maryland UAW Is Planning Labor Controlled Radio Stations Cleveland Wal ter P Reuther of the CIO United Auto Workers says the union is planning a national network of laborcontrolled radio stations They will be dedicated the labor leader explained Wednesday night to enlightenment of the little people in their struggle to keep the world free from total itarism Reuther snoke at the opening broadcast of Station WCUO which the union opened WDET in Detroit is the Auto Workers other station Actress Irene Dunn Named Outstanding Catholic Layman South Bend Ind IP Movie Actress Irene Dunne Wednesday night received the University of Notre Dames L a e t a r c medal awarded annually to the nations outstanding Catholic layman The Rev John J Cavanaugh president of Notre Dame praised her ideal Christian home in citation accompanying the medal The citation called her apostle of sanity in of hysteria ;