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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 1, 1950, Mason City, Iowa 1 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LYI Associated and United Prew Full Lewa wires Five Cents a Copy ROARING TO RUINThis picture was snapped 45 minutes after fire 2 4th SWv Wednesday A taxi driver turned in S at am and the huge frame structure was burned to the ground within an hour aided by northwest wmds of 26 miles an hour and heavy gusts Cause of the fee is ks vet Part the fay the Mason a and Tile company had been added on in recent years to the old landmark f J f of the cafe City firemen found flames leaping A tank water poured on the blaze had negli Jacob Magnani operator his brother Tony is at extreme right with his brotherinlaw Denno ft ixjsurance on the the brothers have leased i Dee deputy sheriff operated the Pines for about 16 years previously No one has beenhving in the building the 3 rooms upstairs being used for storage Magnani said he had checked the furnace and other parts of the p at 2 a m before he closed it for the night He could not estimate the loss Wednesday Oklahomas Leopard Dies After Fling Excitement of Hunt Too Much for Cat See Hal Boyles column on edi torial pagre Oklahoma City ex citement of the hunt proved too much for the leopard which es caped from Lincoln Park zoo was gone 61 hours crawled back to his then died That wasthe autopsy report Wednesday of Veterinarian W O Bowermao on the beast which kept zoo officials and hunters on for nearly 3 days Bowerman said the leopard died of a collapsed lung brought on by extreme exertion and depression following the excite ment of the chase The veterinarian said a drug iised in bait which the animal ate when it returned to the 200 early Tuesday did not cause the death Bowerman also added that his examination disclosed that the animal had had pneumonia a year or 2 ago while in the India jungle He discovered scar tis sue Better Dead And he added that the leopard would have required much hand ling because of his ailment and being a mean beast might have hurt someone working on him It is better that he died now Bowerman said It was an apparent hunger which indirectly took the life of the leopard after 61 hours of ca rousing through northeastern Ok lahoma countys brushland and gulleys Two solid helpings of horsemeat usual strategi cally on a fence surrounding the pit came as a tempting lure to thS crafty creature Found Groggy He gobbled greedily slipped back into the near by pit He was discovered in a groggy condition fcgr 3 zoo attendants The prize morsels of meat were loaded with a strong to Stay Off Roads to keep the beast in a semisleepy condition throughout the day The body will be mounted and placed somewhere inOklahoma City as a remembrance of the leopard which escaped from the Lincoln park zoo California Animal Dealer Louis Goebel who sold the leopard to the city for promised to fur nish another cat free of thus providing a mate for the widowed Mrs Leopard story and picture on page 21 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear and windy Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy with diminishing winds Low Wednesday night High Thursday near 8 above near 20 Iowa Fair and somewhat colder Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy and continued cold Low Wednesday night 010 above north 1015 south Minnesota Slowly diminishing northerly winds Wednesday night Partly cloudy and colder with snow flurries northeast and east central portions Wed nesday night Thursday fair and continued cold Low Wed nesday night 10 to 18 below northwest to near zero south east High Thursday 5 above to 5 below north 10 to 15 south IN MASON CITY weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 30 Minimum n At 8 a m IQ Precipitation trace Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 3 Stay off the highways and by ways That was the first bit of weather information the highway patrol gave out continuously WednesdayVisibility much of the time was zero as autos crawled into the ditch or became snarled in jabs along the shoulders All North Iowa was effected by the storm Sgt Lou Krieger re ported with much of the rest of the state having similar road trou bles However there was more snow blowing in North Iowa Winds up to 60 miles an hour were reported at the municipal airport The average for late morning and early Wednesdayaft ernoon was 50 miles an hour Planes were passing over the lo cal port and not stopping What auto traffic there was went at snails pace The tricky snowstorm featured sunshine for a few minutes at a time with a near blackout the next few minutes Winds were supposed to subside Wednesday night with cold tem peratures continuing into Thurs day Highways mainly east and west were reported icy in pro tected areas Minnesota roads were listed as hazardous in spots Mason City reported a high tem perature of 30 Tuesday with a low of 10 at the airport One of the biggest traffic jams close by was near the drivein theater west on highway 18 A pa trolman and several drivers who drove off the road took refuge in a farmhouse Others turned back reporting that they couldnt see a thing 3 Candidates Ask Nomination Papers Des Moines candi dates for the Iowa house of rep resentatives asked the secretary of states office Wednesday for nomination papers They are Rep C M Langland republican to represent Winnc shiek county Sidney H Ramsay Oelwein democrat and Leland El well Neola republican Mason City Coal Supply Running Short Mason Citys coal supply is run ning short so far as domestic coal is concerned dealers re ported Wednesday There is per liaps less than a weeks supply eft in the yards with only drib bles coming into town mostly Iowa coal which is trucked in The citys domestic use is ap proximately 750 tons per week he dealers estimate At their last checking there were about 500 tons in the bins Since then some yards have re ported to be out of coal others o be as low as 75 or 100 tons Dealers have been buying from each other to meet customers re quests The schools and industries re port sufficient coal for the pres ent Much of this coal which is stockpiled cannot be used suc cessfully for home heating how ever Although the dealers feel that 10 one will be cold in Mason City they suggest conservation for the situation is bad Some churches plan to curtail special meetings and open their churches only for the Sunday meetings Long continued cold weather might cause a serious sit jation the dealers agreed but a sreak in the weather could change the entire picture Finnish President Begins 2nd Term Helsinki Finland dent Juho Paasikivi began his 2nd erm of office Wednesday by iromising to work for good and rustful relations especially be ween Finland and the Soviet Union The 79yearold statesman was sworn into office with the dark shadow of Russian political pres sure marring the inauguration ceremonies Russia Tuesday handed Finland a note reiterating previous de mands for the extradition of some 300 alleged soviet war criminals The note was considered by po itical circles here to have been especially timed to influence the formation of the new Finnish government Rep Wilson Goes to owa Embalming Board PCS Moines Rep L E Wilson REagle Grove an nounced Wednesday his resigna tion immediately He said he had accepted an ap pointment as director of embalmer education under the state board of embalmer examiners Wilson was ijj his 2nd consecu ive term in the Iowa house MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 1 1950 Miner Trial Testimony Completed No Progress Made in Negotiations on Coal Contract Washington United Mine Workers contempt tria reached its final stage Wednesday arguments of attorneys on the big question Can the union be held responsible for the coa miners refusal to heed a courts backtpwork order Testimony was completed a p m The union pu on only one defense witness He was John Owens the UMW sec retarytreasurer who testified the unions officers had made even effort to end the strike n they rested their attorneys moved for a di al Strike Springfield 111 Pro gressive Mine Workers Wednes day called off their strike in Illi nois and agreed with coal opera tors to an extension of their con tract rected verdict of acquittal Judge Richmond B Keech denied it but said he would allow the motion to be made again after he had heard arguments from both sides union lawyers also moved to throw out the governments evi in effect to dis miss the case Keech said his decision on all motions would be determined in the light of what arguments you gentlemen have to make By you gentlemen I mean both sides Keech ordered a brief recess to let the attorneys prepare their arguments No time limit was set immediately on the arguments While the contempt trial went forward unionoperator contract negotiations were renewed at the Statler hotel But Federal Media tion Director Cyrus Ching said a 2i hour session accomplished nothing at all The negotiations were recessed until p m EST Thursday when Union Leader Lewis may be back here to sit in on them Lewis went to Springfield 111 last week for the funeral of a brother This Paper Consists of Two Ont No US One Killed Hurt in Hampton Wreck DEATH CAR IN steel top of this 40 Chevrolet coupe when the car hit the stock rack of a truck 8 miles north of Hampton Tuesday night killing one man in the car and seriously injuring 3 other occupants The entire right side of the car brushed along the rightside of the truck An investigation was being held Wednesday on the mishap which happened on a straight dry stretch of pavement Fuchs Given 14 Years Enters Plea of Guilty to Spy Charges London fi D o c t o r Klaus Fuchsr the JekyllHyde master mind of British atomic research was sentenced to 14 years in pris on Wednesday on his plea of guil ty to betraying the topmost atom bomb secrets to communist Russia At the close of a swift trial in historic Old Bailey court the Lord Chief Justice Baron Goddard flayed the 38yearold German born scientist as an ingrate refu gee who had bitten the hand that fed him and had done irrepara ble harm both to this land and the United States of America The trial lasted only an hour and a half and only one witness was Security Offi cer William J Skardon He told the court how Fuchs confessed to giving top atomic secrets to Rus sian agents over a period of 7 years Witness Called The witness was called by the defense He said Fuchs had co operated fully with authorities and that without the confession could not have been charged The owlish bespectacled genius was given the maximum sentence for violation of Britains official secrets act At no time were any details of the secrets he betrayed disclosed publicly He was charged on 4 counts You have imperiled the right of asylum which this country has hitherto extended to political ref ugees Lord Goddard told the defendant Fuchs arrived in Brit ain in 1933 a refugee from nazi Doctor Soys Mrs Borroto Dead Before Sander Arrived Manchester N H defense Wednesday read into the records a a fellow physician that Mrs Abbie Borroto was dead before Dr Hermann N Sander evei reached her bedside The statement reportedly was made byDr Albert Snay examined the cancerrid den woman the morning of persecution Fuchs was charged with be traying secrets to Russian agents while in Birmingham England n 1943 in New York in 1944 in Boston in February 1945 and in England again in 1947 Ashamed the as for his Sir Hartley Shawcross prosecutor pictured Fuchs disillusioned and ashamed having placed himself and country in this terrible position Asked if he had anything to ay the man who hoodwinked top British and American anties pionage agents for 7 years replied n a low calm voice I have had a fair trial I thank my lord I thank my counsel and the governor and the staff of he British prison for their con liderate treatment The solemn bespectacled scien ist prefaced his statement with Governor Sees No Need for Iowa Brownout Des Moines William S Beardsley said Wednesday he has no thought of calling for state wide rationing of coal He told his new conference that local efforts seem to be meeting the situation as well as could be expected under the circumstances He added that Rodney Q Selby state fuel coordinator is doing a good job and that local coopera tion had been good Selby said Wednesday that statewide brownout would be rather meaningless The governor said several fac tors had worked in Iowas favor in easing the situation He mentioned periodic mild weather continued operation of Iowa mines cooper ation of truckers and railroads and coordinated efforts of dealers This is another case of active cooperation at the local level be ing effective Beardsley com mented Selby said a statewide brownout would not be practical It is a local situation and is very much up to the city govern ments to make surveys and see what has to be done he added A brownout could be useful in one city and pointless in another Hooper Quits Radio Ratings New York E Hooper quit the field of rating radio and television shows on a national basis Wednesday by selling his 15yearold national Hooper rat ings service to A C Nielsen Co a rival firm Hooper who samples home and radio TV listening tastes by tele phone surveys said he was going local and would retain his local services in the New York City area his comment I have also committed some irimes other than the ones with which I am charged When I asked my counsel to put certain acts before you I did so in order o atone for those other crimes PEST CONTROL COURSE Ames 2day pest con rol short course for farmers and ommercial pest control operators will open Thursday on the cam pus of Iowa State college Sees No Reason Why Klans Drive Illegal Des Moines UR Atty Gen Robert Larson said Wednesday he does not know offhand of any reason why efforts to reorganize the Ku Klux Klan in Iowa would be illegal Larson said he had heard of plans for reorganization of the Klan only in news reports and had received no reports of il legal activities Gov William S Beardsley de clined comment on the statement of Arthur Ricard Omaha Klan kleagle for Iowa and Nebraska that a membership drive is un derway In the 2 states Dec 4 a few minutes before Dr Sander is alleged to have injectec air into her veins Sander is on trial ona charge of first degree murder Dr Snay was quoted as saying he carefully examined Mrs Bor roto found no pulse no reflex of the eyeball no heart sound through a stethoscope and there fore I concluded then that she was dead The patient appeared to be gone iead Dr Snays statement Dr Sander walked in and I said something to the effect there is nothing to be done Dr Snays statement further related that he later met Dr San der on the hospital steps and San der said She was dead Earlier a state medical witness at the socalled mercy murder trial admitted that a physician might make a mistake in judging whether a patient was alive or dead Warren Wells Candidate for Lt Governor Des Moines Wells 69 of Council Bluffs Wednesday announced his resignation as chairman of the Iowa tax com mission in orderto be a candidate for lieutenant governor He is a republican Wells 3rd to file for the G O P nomination for lieutenant gov ernor was appointed to the tax commission by Gov William S Beardsley about a year ago Wells submitted his resigna tion as effective at the conven ience of the governor Beardsley said he would announce the ef fective date soon and that he is considering candidates incident to choosing a successor to Wells Wells was nearing the close of his first term as a member of the Iowa house of representatives at the time of his appointment ef fective last June 1 He became chairman of the commission in July State Senator J Kendall Lynes of Plainfield and State Rep Har old F Nelson of Sioux City pre viously had announced their en try into the race for lieutenant governor Lt Gov Kenneth A Evans REmerson has not yet announced his political plans for 1950 CLOSE MASONIC LODGE Muscatinr the dura tion of the coal shortage the Ma sonic temple here will be closed except for essential meetings Car Truck in Collision on Highway Walter K Bohnsack 22 Hampton Died in Tuesday Night Crash K Bohnsack 22 Hampton was killed and 3 others riding in a 1940 Chevrolet coupe are in critical condition at Lutheran hospital here following a collision 8 miles north of Hamp ton on highway 65 Tuesday night Listed in critical condition are Leslie Drefftmeler 49 Corning skull injuries Harry Fielding 24 Hampton bad skull and scalp injuries Clarence Fielding 29 Hampton chest injuries bad lacerations Drefftmeier was driving the southbound auto a highway pa trolman said and all 4 of the men were believed to have been riding in the front seat Driver of the northbound truck was Harvey Boyd Mason City cat tle buyer of 718 19th S E He and a passenger Merle McLaughlin 505 Washington S W were shak en up slightly but did not require treatment Cattle Scatter The truck came to rest on its side and the load of 10 calves and 10 cattletook off across the road with the roundup taking several hours Boyd reported Wednesday that 3 were still Bohnsack had just returned from the army it was reported The Fielding brothers are em ployed at a Hampton elevator The Fielding brothers regained consciousness Wednesday morn ing but Dniftmeier was reported still unconscious Wednesday aft ernoon Weather conditions were good when the accident happened on a straight dry stretch of pavement An investigation by the patrol and Sheriff Lee Lemke was being made Wednesday and an inquest was being held by Dr John F Martin of Latimer The patrol man said the right side of the truck and the car came together with the cars top hitting the stock rack and being ripped com pletely off by it j New Jersey Phone Firm Being Seized Trenton N J Gov Alfred E Driscoll Wednesday ordered state seizure of the New Jersey Bell Telephone company Driscoll said the state would take over custody of the company sometime during the day He said he would appoint a state administrator for the com pany and a 5member arbitration board which will consider the current dispute between the com pany and the New Jersey division of the CIO Communication Work ers of America Both sides have agreed to abide by the arbitration boards deci sion the governor added The union represents 12OOQ switchboard operators It is seek ing a a week increase as well as a reduction in the work week to 35 hours Truck Driver Dies in Crash Newton Toalson 29 Cordova 111 truck driver was killed and an Iowa truck driver injured seriously Wednes day in the headon collision of heir trucks 2 miles east of Kel logg Toalson was a driver for Mer chants Motor Freight operating between Moline m and Omaha Nebr Toalson was pinned in his cab and his body had to be cut oose from the wreckage Warren Allen Des Moines driver for Millard Truck Lines of es Moines was hospitalized at Newton SAME ia ;