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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 2, 1950, Mason City, Iowa f NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTHIOWANS NEIGHBORS VOLiLVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 2 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One No 123 BIN TURNS ROADGRADERWhat would you do if you saw this comm at you Sometime Tuesday it took a stroll across highway 18 with the aid of lusty winds It was the only empty bin among a large group owned by the CCC a mile east of Clear Lake When full the bins hold 3350 bushels They are 16 feet in diameter It may be seen that the bin is just touching the power line wires above Truman Says He WdhtGo to Moscow Washington President Truman said Thursday the door is still open here for any foreign peace moves but he never will go to MosCow on any such mission while he is president On the coalsituation Mr Tru gman toldhis news conference the situation is very serious He said drafts of proposed emergency powers are always as providing for government seizure of He said he follow the law tothe letter in efforts to get pro duction going but would not com ment further on the coal dispute while the miners contempt case still courts As for the senate investigation of charges that a communist spy ring exists in the state depart ment Mr Truman saidno one but the president has made a con crete effort to get at the bottom of thesecurity problem He said he Wouldcooperate withthe sen ates inquiry but wouldnt say whether he will turn over em ployes loyalty files to investi gators The cold war came up with a request for comment on a proposal by Senator McMahon In a senate speech Wednesday McMahon suggested a conference of North Atlantic Pact countries on a new approachto atomic peace which would be presented to a United Nations assembly meeting in Moscow The president said he had no comment He went on to say that he has made plain that he is not going tq Moscow but the door is always open for any one to come here He added he will never go to Moscow while he is president He said he hopes he can go there after that because he would like to see the place Asked when that might be the president laughed and replied Your guess is as good as mine Mr Truman said there is not a word of truth in contentions that economies in the defense depart ment have endangered the na tions nations de fense he added is in better shape than ever in peace time Ottumwa Woman Seeks Office of State Auditor Ottumwa Edna Law rence commissioner of finance and public safety here Thursday announced her candidacy for the office of state auditor She oppose State Auditor Chet Akers theincumbent for the republican nomination in the June primary Akers also is from Ot tumwa Mrs Lawrence is a former member of the state house of rep resentatives a former member of the Ottumwa schoolboard and now serving her first term in the city hall here where she is the first woman commissioner in Ottumwas history Sne is the only woman police commissioner in any major Iowa City ek trafdo death in pait 24 Ames Plans to Cut Electricity Consumption by 50 Per Cent By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ames is seeking to cut its electricity consumption by 50 per cent to meet a suddenlyacute coal crisis and stories of a pinch are coming in from other sections of the state City Manager John Ames of Ames said Wednesday the city had only a 4day on hand since the Wabash railroad suddenly announced Tuesday it would take the entire output of a Bussey Iowa mine which had been supplying the city He said a voluntary reduction in use of power had resulted in a having Tuesday of 18 per cent over Tuesday of a week ago A brownout existed in down town Ames where restaurants drug stores and filling stations turned their lights out at8 p m and other business houses at 5 p m Brownout in Boone A brownout also was in effect at nearby Boone where a 25 per cent reduction in Industrial power use was agreed on by commercial consumers Wednesday after a con ference with Iowa Electric Light and Power company officials Six emergency coal requests were received by Mayor Frank Ganoe Wednesday Neediest cus tomers are supplied first in one to onerton lots from supplies on hand At Cedar Rapids a slight reduc tion in evening use of electricity was requested of all residents as a coal conservation measure Normal consumption is about 70000 kilowatt hours during the evenings but consumption was 3000 kilowatt hours under this Tuesday night Reduce Heat Coal Coordinator Robert Cald well estimated the entire stock of coalmen hand in Cedar Rapids at 600 tons Schools have been urged to reduce heat to 68 degrees and to eliminate all activities after 4 p m daily School board Secretary Ed Lund quist said the school system has one weeks supply of coal on hand A shipment has been ordered from Duluth At Hawkeye in Fayette county the consolidated school has been closed on account of the coal short age Evans Considers Governors Race Emerson Gov Ken neth A Evans 51 said Thursday he was seriously considering entering the race for the Iowa governorship on the republican ticket Im much interested in the governorship he told the Council Bluffs Nonpareil I want to see how things are going to shape up Ill know more definitely in 3 or 4 days what action I shall take If Evans decides to run he will oppose Gov William S Beards ley who has announced he will seek reelection Evans is completing his 3rd term as lieutenant governor He served 2 terms in the state senate before being elected in 1944 to his first term as lieutenant governor 2 Soldiers Die in Auto Wreck Council Bluffs sol diers were killed and 2 young women injured when their car apparently went out of control here early Thursday Police identified the dead as Pvt Ralph J Kaufman of Kan sas City Kans and Pvt James Reding of Roswell N Mex Both were stationed at Offutt air force base at Omaha were Jeanette Newman who suffered head and back in juries and Carol I Reese 18 who received a compound fracture of the left arm and back and neck ipjuries Both live at Omaha Mason Cityans Take Action to Conserve Coal Mason Cityans began taking ac tion Thursday to conserve dwind ling coal supplies although the situation has not yet become crit ical according to a survey The school board ordered heat from the central heating plant cut off at 4 oclock each afternoon until further notice as a conserva tion measure The heating plant serves the high school adminis tration building manual arts building music hall and Lincoln school The order automatically can celed evening activities in all these buildings Efforts began immedi ately to move some of them par ticularly the adult education classes to the junior high schools or other buildings heated by gas Concert Canceled The 1000 club concert sched uled Thursday evening in the high school auditorium was canceled Rehearsals of grade school high school and municipal bands in the music hall also were called off by Director Carleton L Stew art The trustees of the First Meth odist church in Mason City have canceled all activities in the church building except the Sun day services it was announced Thursday Garner Britt Belmqnd Thorn ton and Klemme are included in a voluntary brownout asked by the Central States Electric com pany in the communities which it serves according to H O Sand bert the district manager The brownout was ordered to go into effect at midnight Thursday Most seriously affected of the major industries in Mason City is the Lehigh Portland Cement com pany which reported only a one week supply on hand The North western States Portland Cement company announced that it also has a one week supply and is planning to close down operations next week The company is not being hurt as much as might appear said B A MacDonald vice president and assistant general manager be cause a late winter shutdown is normal The shutdown is coming sooner than it would have if it were not for the coal situation however he added 30Day Supply The Peoples Gas and Electric corripany which supplies power throughout a large North Iowa area reported that there is about a 30 day coal supply which is expected to be adequate unless unusually cold weather develops The plant operates on gas when ever a supply is available Jacob E Decker and Sons re ported an adequate supply of coal unless unusually severe weather should curtail normal supplies of gas The Mason City Brick and Tile company reported about a 2 week supply on hand and since opera tions are somewhat below capac ity the situation was not consid ered alarming NURSE TEACHERS MEET Iowa City 70 faculty members will attend a University of Iowa institute on the teaching of nursing Thursday and Friday Dean Myrtle E KHchell of the University college of nursing has announced Nursing teachers are expected from Iowa Illinois Min nesota and Tennessee Keech Finds Miner Union Not Guilty of Contempt New Talks of Seizure of Mines Heard Injunctions May Be Sought Against Individual Locals Washington A federal judge Thursday found the United Mme Workers union innocent of contempt although the UMWs 372000 coal miner members are defying a courts back to work order The decision left the govern ment without any apparent ready weapon to enforce the courts order or to get the coal production needed to head off a nationwide industrial breakdown There was new talk in congress of seizure of the coal mines The administration was reported to be considering it At the justice department there was a huddle over the next step Possible Move A possible move would be to seek stop strike injunctions in courts throughout the coal fields seeking action directly against de fiant UMW locals The case here was against the international union Federal Judge Richmond B Keech who heard the case with out a jury announceda verdict of not guilty on both the civil and criminal contempt charges The judge said that he had con sidered the governments petition and found on the record that the charges of contempt of his Feb 11 back to work order were not supported The union had contended that it was no way responsible for the refusal of the miners to work Its defense was thajfthe 372000 coal diggers hadeach quit work by in dividual decision not by direction of the union and that officers of the union had done all they would to end the strike Stunning Surprise The decision was a stunning surpriseto the crowded courtroom because the union in 2 previous strike cases has been held guilty and compelled to pay fines aggre gating Government officials increas ingly concerned over the spread ing economic effects of the coal production stoppage had placed high hopes on the contempt case as a means of getting the miners back to work There are indications the gov ernment may now turn to seizure of the mines unless there is a quick contract agreement that gets coal production going again Stover Asks Debate With Editor Hall A telegram challenging him to a soapbox debate on merits of the Brannan farm plan was re ceived Thursday from Iowa Farmers Union President Fred Stover by Earl Hall managing editor of the Mason City Globe Gazette Hall commented The telegram was received and contents noted We know Fred Stover well in North no comment Stover in a copy of the tele gram which he made available immediately to the press said he was inspired to issue the chal lenge because of a Feb 24 edi torial by Hall which was en titled Among Our Blatherskites The editorial commented on Stovers recent trip to Washing ton and remarked that it appar ently was intended to convince congress that there is a mighty groundswell for the Brannan pro gram The editorial recalled a Stover venture in prophecy when Stover led the Iowa campaign for Henry Wallace and the progres sive party in 1648 and Wallace in Halls words didnt get enough votes to wad a shotgun In his challenge to Hall Stover said the issue in Iowa today is a constructive and workable pro the personality of Allan Kline Fred Stover or for that matter Charles Brannan Stover asserted that because he had been stumping the country side day and night in behalf of the Brannan plan he felt qualified to debate with Hall on the ques tion of what is really going on amongst Iowa farmers today StoVer is from Hampton FINED FOR BOOTLEGGING Red Oak Walker was fined Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to a charge of bootlegging He formerly operated Walkers Dreamland here j rf ON diesel engine of the Milwau kees Sioux rammed a snowbank a mile west of here Wed nesday night and the terrific impact hurled it back and left it facing the opposite direction on its side It was an east GlobeGazette photo bound passenger from Sioux Falls to Chicago and in addi tipn to the engine all of its 6 cars were derailed The 40 passengers escaped injury and were entertained by a vio linist aboard until help arrived Milwaukee Train Jumps Track GlobeGazette photo RAILS train was slowing for Mason Cityat the time of the mishap but rails were left like this Snow was hardpacked with dirt and trainmen reported they had had trouble farther west Traffic was expected to be restored by late Thursday The westbound No 11 for Sioux Falls was held in Mason City Thursday morning pending track clearance and repair GlobeGazelte photo SWEET Deaton 19 year old Iowa State Teach ers sophomore from Sioux City entertained the other 39 passen gers aboard the wrecked Mil waukee road Sioux Wednesday night with her violin The pas sengers had about a Z hour wait after buses failed to get to the scene and a caboose had to be sent from Clear Lake Miss Deaton a Horace Heidt winner at Waterloo last spring was en route to Mason City to play for the Thursday afternoon wed ding of a classmate Betty Swan son Small Raul Mobile Ala UR A burglar left telltale marks of a chisel hatchet and pickax on the safe of a food brokerage firm here but couldnt open the safe On a near by crate of apples he left telltale marks of a claw hammer Six apples were missing Prosecution Rests Case in Mercy Slaying Trial Manchester N H state rested at 1 p m CST Thursday in the Sander mercydeath murder trial The state rests said County Solicitor William H Craig at the beginning of the afternoon session of the first degree murder trial of Dri N Sander The jury retired from the room and Chief Defense Counsel Louis E Wyman immediately moved for a directed verdict of acquittal Judge Harold E Wescott denied the motion Earlier the states star medical witness testified that he believed Mrs Abbie Borroto was killed by an air injection into her veins ad ministered by Dr Sander Dr Milton Helpern deputy medical examiner of New York City gave this testimony as the state neared the close of its first degree murder case At the end of a long hypothet ical question Dr Helpern said In my opinion death was caused by an air embolism result ing from the injection of 40 CCs of air That is the amount of air the state charges Dr Sander injected into Mrs Borrotos arm last Dec 4 in a gesture of mercy to end the agony of her cancer Dr Halpern said The basis for my opinion is that 40 cubic centimeters of air represents a substantial quantity if injected rapidly and would be carried into the heart and pul monary artery SUES UTILITY FIRM Cedar Rapids for Edwin T Hughson of Buffalo N Y have asked the U S district court to order the Iowa Electric Light and Power company to pay them for their services in his action alleging conspiracy by the utility firms officials The case was dismissed last Saturday by agreement of the parties con cerned and the agreement speci fied that Huchsons attorneys should be paid by the company REDUCE MILK PRICE Davenport 1 cent per quart reduction in the price of milk has been announced here The action followed a meeting of dairy managers Wednesday The managers attributed the decrease to a lower wholesale buying cost brought about by a federal mar keting order Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness Thursday night and not so cold as Wednesday night Cloudy and warmer Friday Low Thursday night 5 to 10 above High Fri day 30 to 35 Iowa Fair and continued cold early Thursday night Increas ing cloudiness and rising tem peratures late Thursday night and Friday Low Thursday night around zero northeast 8 15 southwest i Minnesota Increasing cloudiness with rising temperatures Thurs day night Friday cloudy and warmer Temperatures near zero early Friday morning ris ing to 2530 Friday afternoon IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 m Thursday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation Snow YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum IS 8 5 trace trace 32 26 Engineer Is Injured in Derailment The Milwaukees night passen ger the Sioux eastbound from Sioux Falls to Chicago hit a hard packed snowdrift and derailed a mile west of Mason City Wednes day at 10 p m but luckily only one person was injured enough to require hJQspitalization He was Engineer Albert H Guse 67 Sanbbrn Who was re ported in good condition at Park hospital Thursday with scalp wounds cuts and bruises of the face Passengers Not t The 40 passengers were Jnotin jured They by Judy Deaton 19 Sioux City with her violin until further transpor tation a r ri v e d When buses couldnt reach the train the ca boose of the Milwaukees meat train following the Sioux was brought over from Clear Lake and took the passengers back to Clear Lake Fireman Charles Lusk of Cal mar was treated for a head bump and knee cut Floyd Phillips of Clear Lake relieving engineer at Mason City had gotten aboard at Clear Lake He suffered abrasions of the head and elbow and a shoulder cut but was released from the hospital with Lusk The wreck sceneis in back of an Indianhead farm tenanted by Frank Lewis A tractor on the farm was used to dig a path so that mail cars ambulances patrol men and sheriffs deputies could reach the scene mile from high way 106 Nurse Gives Aid Delores Christensen of Britt nurse at Park hospital was a pas senger and gave Engineer Guse first aid until ambulances were able to get to the traifi The locomotive broke loose from the train and wound up on its side facing southwest The rest of the cars 3 baggage cars a mail car a coach and a puliman left the rails but were upright Trainmaster R L Hicks said a makeup train left Mason City at a m Thursday with the re maining passengers Westbound traffic was held in Mason City Thursday until tracks could be restored to normal and wreckers could get the cars cleared away The line was ex pected to be open again by late Thursday afternoon rail officials said Passengers had to remain aboard for nearly 2 hours in the subzero weather but there was still some heat left on the train Engineer Loses Leg in Accident Manly James Bouldin 60 of Cedar Rapids engineer on the Rock Island suffered the loss of his left leg in an accident at the railroad yards at 10 p m Wednes day Bouldin who has been running his train into Manly for more than 30 years was walking to his en gine in the yards when another backed from the round house and hit him Fellow workers applied a tour niquet to the injured leg unttt Dr G S Westly gave the mfm atten tion and he was taken on Mercy hospital in Mason City in Brides ambulance where the leg was 391 putated below the knee ;