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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 6, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 6 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One No 126 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor Why British Vote Was Inconclusive ITS quite generally agreed that despite the recent election the voters of the British Isles are go ing to have to go to the polls again in the rather near future The margin of victory achieved by the labor government was so flimsy that it cant be accepted as a mandate for action In fact theres good reason to believe that if the question had been presented to the voters of Britain in an open and shut form Are you for or against the social ist government now in power there would have been a sizable majority against the Attlee regime And why wasnt the question presented in that way Theres just one reason There was a third party calling itself the liberal party to clutter up the landscape A Minority Government There has to be some presuming of course but the weight of opin ion is that a very large portion of those who cast their votes for the liberal party candidates would have voted conservative if it had been a 2way choice So in practical effect Britain for the next few weeks and prob ably for the next several months is going to be ruled by a govern ment which is out of favor with considerably more than half the people within its jurisdiction Thats a negation of the very bot tom tenet of democratic govern ment The situation from my point of view is a most persuasive argu ment against the multipleparty form of government Wherever you have more than 2 parties you are inviting minority rule And where ever you have minority rule you have something that cant be called true democratic govern ment France Best Horrid Example For the extreme example of this of course you may turn to France There on some election days as many as 50 parties are represented on the ballot In Italy and else where in Europe the setup is only slightly less confused When it comes to establishing a government under these condi tions it is necessary for parties of tentimes diametrically opposed to each other in fundamental phi losophy to get together in an un natural coalition The result in evitably is ineffective and irra tional government Ive seen this New Contract Sends Miners Back sort of thing at close range in South America too Britain of course doesnt have a situation quite as involved as in those countries where there are cent multiple parties The 2 commu plained nists in parliament last session were squeezed out and there are only 3 parties to be considered labor conservative and liberal Alternative Is Coalition Under these circumstances there are some who would have the la borites enter into a coalition gov ernment arrangement similar to the setup which prevailed in both World wars the first under Lloyd George a liberal and the second under Churchill a conservative This would tend to give stability to the government But the plan doesnt meet with much favor so far as the newspapers of Britain are concerned Quite generally they approve the Attlee plan of keeping the reins of government in labor hands until another election can be held What this means of course is that for the time being the pro gram of socialization of industry will be at a standstill The pro posal to take over steel cement and a few other allied industries stressed by the laborites in their campaign will be held in abeyance Socialists Are Divided The Manchester Guardian one of the most honored names in British journalism was friendly to the laborite cause But it now considers the Attlee majority too small for him to try to carry on for more than a short period Within the labor party in the opinion of the Guardian there will be a welldefined breach between those who want to govern non contentiously and those who favor a thoroughgoing socialist offen sive This latter would mean push ing nationalization and putting the proposals to a test in another elec tion The London Times not un friendly to the labor government points out that because of its small majority in parliament the ruling party cannot be sure of choosing its own moment for dis solving parliament and holding a new election Rivals Want Early Election In the opinion of the Times the forces of the conservative party under Winston Churchill can be counted on to move heaven and earth for a new election before the act to nationalize iron and steel becomes operative next Oct 1 The conservative Daily Mail enunciates this point of view by pointing out that there should be another election by autumn at the latest Britain says the Mail must be able to speak to the world with a strong voice and she cannot do so while ministers arc exhausted by the effort of watch ing their step What all this means of course CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Sander Says Patient Was Already Dead Ciaims He Never Had Intention to Kill Mrs Borroto Manchester N H Her mann N Sander testified in his murder trial Monday that there was no indication of life no reac tion when he injected air into the veins of Mrs Abbie Borroto He also said I never had any intention of killing Mrs Borroto Under questioning by one of his attorneys the defendant said he believed she died of cancer and he so signified on her death cer tificate Asked then why he dictated the entry in Mrs Bprrotos record that disclosed the air injection he re plied I think it is the duty of every doctor to put down on the charts what he has done for every pa tient whether it has any effect or not Called for Syringe The 41 year old country doctor on trial for murder in the death of the cancerridden woman said he called for a syringe the morn ing of last Dec 4 after he looked at his patient and thought she was dead It was my opinion then that she was dead Dr Sander testi fied in a calm voice I cant ex plain exactly what action I took then Something snapped Why I did it 1 cant tell It doesnt make sense Did you have any intention of killing Mrs Borroto asked De fense Counsel Ralph E Langdell I never had any intention of killing Mrs Borroto replied the doctor Q Did you ever agree to kill Mrs Boiroto A I never agreed to kill her Does Not Remember Q Did you know what you in tended to do with the syrings A I do not know what I in tended to do I remember trying to get into her vein Q Was there blood in her arm A There was never any blood anywhere I tried to get into the vein I did not use a tourniquet to bring up the vein Her veins were collapsed Dr Sander said he had a 10 cu bic centimeter syringe and ex Labor Will Nationalize Iron Steel London Minister Clement Attlee said Monday his government intends to put into effect a law nationalizing iron and steel despite the bare 7vote majority in commons There is nothing to be done in the matter immediately Att lee told the new house at its first business session But that statute is on the statute books and our purpose is to give effect to acts passed by parliament His statement indicated the gov ernment intended as sketched in King Georges speech a few hours earlier to introduce no conten tious legislation at this session Both Attlee and Anthony Eden deputy conservative leader agreed in opening debate on the kings speech that the almost equal di vision of parliament should not weaken Britains voice in foreign affairs The king said all controversial legislation will be pigeonholed and no contentious portions of labors socialist program will be brought before parliament unless full employment and the national wellbeing are threatened Preceded by heralds and nobles bearing the sword of state and the velvet cap of maintenance King George entered the house of lords at a m dressed in the royal robes of ermine and scarlet with Queen Elizabeth at his side Accidents Fatal to 5 on Weekend By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic accidents took 5 lives in Iowa over the of them in a single accident The weekend toll also included 2 deaths by drowning and another as a re GlobeGazette photo PUT ON YOUR was almost swimming time on 19th St S W along high way 106 in front of the IOOF home Sunday With more than a foot of water spilling over the roadway a pump was rushed to the scene to keep the situation under control But this was only one of several points on highways leading into the city where water was hampering motorists Sections of highway 18 west of Clear Lake and east of Mason City also had water A high temperature of 43 Sunday brought the first heavy thaw of the season No Scarcity of Water in Mason City There was no scarcity of water as the first of the spring thaws made its appearance over the weekend Mason City streets were running more than curb full in some spots and streets were blocked off in several sections of the city A pump had to be placed in op eration Sunday on highway 106 in front of the I O O F home where water was more than one foot deep The 1st S W via duct on highway 18 was closed to traffic High water was reported on highways at various spots in the state Flares were placed on high way 18 east of Mason City and near the All Vets center at Clear Lake for high water points High way 30 west of Tama and No 14 north of Marshalltown had high water Sunday and part of high way 52 north of Dubuque was closed the highway patrol re ported The state highway patrol saic Monday that it had no current reports of highways under water By Monday afternoon no streets were still barricaded though some water was still standing Sunday 20th S E from Federal to Penn sylvania had been blocked off Sections in Broadlawns addition including 2nd 3rd and 4th S E and parts of Kentucky anti Rhode suit of a fall The dead Lloyd Yearian 18 James E I withdrew the plunger to make suction but nothing came was no blood Deputy Fails in Pinball Demonstration Des Moines Gen eral Robert L Larsons office hit a major snag Monday in his at tempt to prove that oneball ma chines are gambling devices The machine brought into court in an important test case wouldnt work The machine is one of 76 picked up in mass raids last Nov 30 when squads sent out on Larsons order picked up an estimated worth of such equipment After lengthy but futile attempts by the state failed Monday morn ing in an attempt to demonstrate the machine in court District Judge Roy Ladd ordered a key be found in order that an expert might adjust it The judge said he would order the machine broken into if a key was not produced by 3 p m Attorney General Larson is try ing to prove that oneball ma chines are automatically gambling machines If he should fail in his atcmpt all the seized machines probably would be released to their owners The machine involved in the test belongs to W H Farrell op erator of Howards Grill in Des Keegan 19 and David M Fry 19 all of near Williamsburg died in a car and semitrailer crash near Marengo Daniel Cassidy 82 resident of the Marshalltown Old Soldiers Home was killed in a carpedes trian accident as he walked along the highway in Lovilia J V OBrien 60 of Stuart was killed Saturday night in a 2car collision near Greenfield Donald Little 12 of Muscatine drowned Saturday when he fell into a swollen creek while at play Joan Elaine Larsen 11 of near Audubon drowned Saturday in a thawswollen creek near the farm home of her parents Jesse Niles 57 Rock Island 111 carpenter died Sunday in a Dav enport hospital of injuries suf fered a week ago inia fall at Buf falo Iowa The 3 Marengo yoriths were killed outright about midnight Saturday in the headon collision of their car and a transport truck The accident occurred 3 miles east of Marengo on No 6 Will Discuss Conference With Soviet Paris French and American foreign ministers will discuss a possible meeting with Russia when they meet in London next month French Foreign Min ister Robert Schuman said Mon day night The meeting of the 3 western foreign ministers is reported by foreign office sources here to be set for April 12 simultaneously with a meeting of the foreign min isters of the 12 Atlantic pact na tions for a discussion of mutual defense problems Schuman however declined to Island had also been closed to traffic City Engineer CHff Hamblin said one of the main troubles so far was ice freezing in catch basins slowing the runoff He also reported that ice in creeks was still pretty much below the water and that little dynamiting had been started The area north of 4th and Van BurenN W was again under deep water and firemen were called at 8 p m Sunday to assist Mrs Kay Johnson to her home at 420 Van Buren N W Sundays high temperature in Lewis Offers Auto Union Million Some Mines in Production Five Hours After Order BULLETIN Washington UR John L Lewis Monday offered to lend to the CIO United Auto Workers to support its Chrysler strike Lewis wrote UAW President Walter P Reuther that he has been authorized by the 200 member United Mine Worker policy committee to advance the UAW the cash loan Pittsburgh rolled out of the nations bituminous mines again Monday as happy diggers trooped back to the pits under their victorious strikeending con tract Crippled industries perked up quickly with railroads recalling furloughed workers and scattered idle steel mills preparing to resume production The big coal strike idled 225 000 in coal using industries in ad dition to 372000 United Mine Workers It will take 10 days or more to get things back to normal About a third of the struck soft coal pits were turning out coal by noon Most all of them expected to 36 operating by nightfall Straggle Back Diggers straggled back spas modically as they got John L word contract signed mines will reopen Some in West Virginia Pennsyl vania and Ohio were digging coal within 5 hours after signing of the peace pact There were about 30000 on hand far early shifts But the backto work parade picked up fast One coal state after another reported men flocking to the mines GlobeGazette photo NO TRAFFIC of the southeast part of the city were the sites for many waterladen streets Sunday It was very peaceful along 4th S E as thisscene looking west shows For a time parts of 2nd 3rd and 4th were closed as were blocks on Ken tucky and Rhode Island S E Some cars thatventured too far into became stalled and needed aid to get out With most of the ice in creeks still underneath the water flow it seemed that residents might expect several other days like this However theimmediate 2 days didnt promise much repetition The weatherman came forth with a prediction of freezing rains and colder weather for Tuesday with lows of 2535 degrees Mason City was43 A reading during the night of 30 at the air port was the lowest in the state Pleads Guilty to Spy Charge London Shipkov Bulgarian who reported how the communists torture prisoners to make them confess pleaded guilty to spying for the United States in a trial that started Monday in Sofia A dispatch of the official soviet news agency Tass from Sofia said Shipkov was the first of a group of American spies to plead at the trial The U S state department is sued Saturday night Shipkovs de tiled report on how the com munists made him confess to crimes he didnt commit Accord ing to the report they decided they had broken his resistance and released himto return to the U S legation as an informer In releasing Shipkovs state ment the state department said i did not know what had become of him Moines He is attempting to force the state to return it to him He claims it is not a gambling device Assistant Attorneys General Don Hise and Kent Emery ran into trouble from the moment court convened until it recessed near noon First Chief Deputy Sheriff Jack Rawles was called as a witness The machine was hooked up and Emery handed Rawles a nickel Rawles dropped the nickel in the lights flashed then all went out except one that showed the word announce the date of the meeting officially Leftists Out in Front in Weather ReportiGreek Vote Some diggers waited for tradi tional union meetings to get the official word Full Output U S Steel Corporation Inland Steel and Jones and Laughlin be gan the gradual regearing to full output J L whose 23000 steelwork ers at 2 Pittsburgh district plants were furloughed by the fuel dearth said it will take 3 weeks before production normalcy is reached All 3 firms began call ing laid off workers back gradu ally Railroads paced the returnto work wave in coalallied indus tries The carriers are already engaged in the gigantic task of moving the precious fuel from the mine areas to critical shortage areas The broke but triumphant min ers crowded to the pits in the same festive mood they displayed during the weekend victory cele brations Gone were the grim stares and angry murmurs so prevalent during ihcr strike Emery handed Rawles a 2nd nickel The same thing again hap pened Hise and Emery moved the machine but still the only light to stay on was tilt DROP BURGLARY CHARGE Waterloo A burglary charge against Leon Barring ton 57 of St Paul Minn has been dropped for lack of evi dence Barrington was a for mer Dubuque tavern operator He had been charged with burglariz ing the Cownie fur store here No Summation in Coplon Defense New York Coplons lawyers announced Monday they will not make a summation in the spy conspiracy trial of the exgov ernment girl and Soviet Engineer Valentin A Gubitchev Thus the case may go to the jury late year and 2 days after the arrest of Miss Cop Ion and Gubitchev on charges of conspiring to pass U S defense se crets to the Russians Federal Judge Sylvester J Ryan arranged to give his charge to the jury after Mondays summation by Gubitchevs lawyer Abraham L Pomerantz BUILDINGS BURN Charlotte esti mated at resulted when fire swept through a barn milk house and garage owned by James McAlcer here Saturday GlobeGazette photo ANOTHER VERY QUIET Massachusetts from 16th to 17th was another spot swelled by water which crept almost onto the playing fields at Roosevelt junior high to the right City crews were kept busy checking the streets and creeks They reported ice in catch basins was hampering the normal flow of water FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and colder Monday night with low about 20 Occasional snowflurries and falling temperatures Tuesday Iowa A few scattered showers east portion early Monday night Clearing and colder Monday night Tuesday fair and colder Low Monday night 2025 north west 2535 southeast Minnesota Blizzard conditions developing northwest Monday night and overspreading north portion Tuesday Cold wave northwest Monday night and entire state Tuesday North erly gales northwest Monday night and entire state Tuesday accompanied by snow flurries Rapidly falling temperatures and drifting snow Low Mon day night zero to 5 below in northwest to 20 above south east temperatures falling dur ing the day Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday Maximum 43 Minimum 31 At 8 a m 35 YEAR AGO Maximum 41 Minimum 22 GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum 40 Minimum 33 At 8 a m 36 High Sunday 42 YEAR AGO Maximum so Minimum 33 Athens Nicholas Plas tiras a moustachioed old warrior who drove King Constantine into exile in 1922 emerged Monday from Sundays national elections as a powerful new leftist force in Greek politics With nearly i of the votes count ed Plastiras national progressive union held a slender lead over the countrys 2 big traditional parties o r m e r Premier Constantine Tsaldans conservative populists royalists and Sophocles Venize los moderate liberals Another leftist party the repub lican front headed by forkner For eign Minister John Sophianopou los polled a sizable vote that sur prised most observers Conserva tive politicians said that commu party was outlawed as a result of the civil war that ended last heir sup port to the leftist parties The 2 leftist parties with about I of the 4000 precincts heard from held 29 per cent of the clear indication that no single party would gain a majority of parliaments 250 seats Another moderate the 11 governments that have ruled Greece since the ex pected to be formed SAME Black ineans traffic death fa pail SI ;