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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 10, 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 rl VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 10 1950 This Paper Consists of Two One No 131 GET BREADA 14yearold girl distributes slices y other children in afarm labor camp near Phoenix Ariz Thursday after investigators for Judge Thomas J Croaff reported nearly 100 children were starving Judge Croaff ordered emergency rations sent to the camp Story on page 2 Will Back Up Red Charges McCarthy Washington IP Senator Mc Carthy RWis worked Friday oh a number of important cases which he contended will back up his charges that a communist spy ring isoperating in the state de partment The senate foreign relations subcommittee which is investi gating his accusations amid much arguing is inrecess until Mon day McCarthy said he believes he can finish outlining his cases in about 5 hours then if I am not interrupted The committee voted 1 ate Thursday to refrain from further interruption in the hope McCar thy will wind up his testimony by nightfallMonday and let the get Jmv with other Jf tne inquiry Angry flareups at the inquiry have caused it to move ata snails pace Important Cases IP will present a number of important cases and will name names in each case McCarthy told reporters In some instances I will make the names public In others I probably will give the names to the committee in confi dence The committee has invited Dorothy Kenyon to a public hear ing Tuesday to make a formal reply to charges McCarthy has fired at her The Wisconsin law maker said 2 days ago that Miss Kenyon a former United States member of a United Nations com mission has been with at least 28 communistfront or ganizations Miss Kenybn also a former New York City judge already has called McCarthy a cowardly liar who was taking refuge in his congressional immunity to smear innocent people Asks Hearing Thursday she asked the com mittee for an opportunity to at tack Senator McCarthys outrage ous and maliciously false charges about roe In granting her request the committee also voted to give U S AmbassadoratLarge Phillip C Jessup a chance to reply to McCarthys contention that he has an unusual affinity for com munist causes McCarthy also listed Jessup as a sponsor of a subversive organization Jessup who isout of the coun try did not ask for a hearing But Senator Tydings the subcommittee chairman said the group haddecided that all those against whom McCarthy brings charges publicly should get a chance to talk back in public Dispute Shuts Down Rath Departments Waterloo 2nd dispute between the union and the com pany In recent weeks shut down some departments of the Rath Packing companyhere Friday Leo Guynn president of the local CIO United Packinghouse Workers union declared employes of the beef and sheep kill and al lied departments were locked out when they reported for work Friday morning The company had no immedi ate comment The dispute affects about 200 employes 73 Freight Cars Derailed on Milwaukee Near Calmar 5th Milwaukee road wreck in recent months within an area of 34 miles took place miles east of here at a m Friday when 13 meat cars in the middle of eastbound freight No 62 were derailed No one was injured A switch engine from Calmar took 20 cars and the ca boose back to Calmar engine and the front of the train proceeded to Ossian There were 48 cars on the train A broken rail was given as the cause of the wreck Some of the cars were strewn in a cornfield A wrecker from Mason City and section crews from Calmar Ossian and Fort Atkinson hoped to have the wreckage cleared by Moscow UR All Moscow late Friday afternoon newspapers Friday published a Ed Walter of 244 6th place S TASS report from New York on E Mason City was engineer of the sentencing of Judith Coplon No 62 and Earl McGarvey of and Valentin A Gubichev United 2323 Jefferson S W Mason City Nations employe and 3rd secre conductor Fireman was T taryof the sovietf of elgrr ministryJ T None of the papers commented beyond the brief wording of the TASS dispatch which reported the 15 year sentences imposed upon both following their con viction in federal court on spy charges The dispatch also reported that Gubichev was given the oppor tunity to escape his sentence by returning to Russia within 2 weeks saying that this was proof of the utter groundlessness of the charges against the Russian gAME flat death In M E Rafferty Jr 152 7th S W Mason City Two passenger trains were stalled on either side of the de railed train School buses were called out from Calmar to trans port the passengers back and forth between the 2 trains The passenger trains then backed away from the scene A wreck at Monona Dec 28 proved fatal to a brakeman and injured 2 when a freight plowed into another sitting in the yards On Dec 23 about 2 miles east of Castalia 28 cars were derailed with a broken rail given as the cause Twentyone cars were derailed near Castalia on Nov 14 as 7 cars crashed through a viaduct and on to the highway On Sept 29 sixteen ears were damaged near Fort Atkinson when a 2span bridge collapsed Flying Saucer Stories Grow in Number By UNITED PRESS Scores of Orangeburg S Car residents added to the growing number of flying saucer reports Friday with the description of a disk which hovered over the city for 15 minutes then disappeared leaving a vapor trail Six members of the staff of the Orangeburg Times and Democrat said they saw the disk Thursday night after Mrs Donald Law wife of the city editor told them about it They said it was about the size and color of a new moon only brighter Another flying saucer was re ported Thursday by residents of Van Nuys Cal who told police they saw a bright disk flying about 400 feet in the air All wit nesses said they were sure it was not an aircraft of any known va riety At the same time Mexican of ficials and U S government of ficials in Mexico City denied a persistent report that a flying saucer had crashed near the capital with a 23inch man aboard A similar rumor circulated in Denver Colo where the number of Martian passengers was upped to 3 However the Mexican govern ment newspaper El Nacional quoted a famous and reputable astronomer as saying the numer ous disks repbrted over Mexico carry visitors from Mars The disks have been reported by residents of Guadalajara Juarez Mazatlan and Durango and were similar in description to one which airport officials said they saw over Dayton Ohio on Wednesday However trained as tronomical officials in Dayton said they believed the flying saucers were only the planet Venus Reds Publish Accounts of Coplon Trial Confesses Murder in Reformatory DCS Moines Birr 20 of Chicago has confessed to the reformatory murder of Baldimero Morales 18 of Davenport Feb 26 Chief R W Nebergall of the state bureau of investigation said Fri day Birr will be charged with murder Nebergall said Nebergall said there apparently was bad blood between Birr and Morales and when Birr saw the opportunity he plunged a knife into Morales stomach wounding him fatally as he walked across a recreation yard at the Anamosa reformatory Nebergall said that according to the stories of other inmates Birr felt that Morales was taking ad vantage of a young man at the re formatory and this had stirred up bad feelings between the 2 The chief said some of Birrs friends had told him Morales was carrying a knife and planned to kill Birr Birr has been in difficulties with the law since 1943 in other states Nebergall said Iowa en forcement officers first contact with Birr was in July 1947 when he was arrested at Sioux City on a grand larceny charge He was sent to Fort Madison for 5 years but last November was trans ferred to Anamosa Sander Will Not Practice Until Cleared by Doctors Wherry Hits Action on Gubitchev Coils Situation Further Evidence of Achesons Unfitness Washington Senator Wher ry RNebr criticized Secretary of State Acheson Friday for recom mending that Valentin A Gubit chev Russian convicted as a spy be given a suspended sentence and sent from this country Secretary of State Achesons bungling of the Gubitchev spy case is further evidence of his un fitness to continue as secretary of state Wherry GOP senate leader said in a statement If there was any merit in Rus sias claim that Gubitchev was im mune from prosecution Mr Ache son should have recognized it be fore the Russian spy was put to trial But having asserted Gubit chev was subject to prosecution Mr Acheson should have let the law take its course Gubitchev former United Na tions engineer and Judith Cop Ion former employe of the justice department here were convicted in a New York trial of conspiracy to spy for Russia Miss Coplon was given a 15year prison sentence Thursday A simi lar sentence was given Gubitchev but it was suspended on condition that he be deported within 2 weeks Both the state and justice de partments recommended that treatment of Gubitchev In a state ment the state department made an implied suggestion that Russia give SHTTllarnreaTmenrto Amer icans who may be involved in court proceedings in sovietdomi nated eastern Europe Wherry asked in his statement By what authority does Mr Aoheson say who shall go to jail and who shall go free In the United States all men are equal before the law and that applies to Mr Acheson too Department Store Wall Collapses St Paul Minn 50foot section of the front brick wall of a large department store building collapsed into the street in down town St Paul Friday Policesaid no one was injured bu tthat debris forced rerouting of traffic on 7th St one of the citys main thoroughfares However authorities ordered the depart ment because of fear the collapse had weakened other parts of the 3story building Refuse Rehearing on Sims Rape Case Des Moines Iowa su preme court Friday denied a re hearing of the rape case against Terry Lee Sioux City Negro Attorneys for Sims had argued earlier this week that Sims who claims he was beaten into giving an alleged confession should be given a rehearing The court also refused to give a rehearing to Thomas and Charles Lockhart who had pleaded guilty to charges growing out of a Cedar Rapids packinghouse workers strike in 1948 Their petition for a rehearing was submitted Tuesday MUST RETURN TV SETS Mineola N Y UR Public Welfare Commissioner Edwin W Wallace Friday oidered families who purchased television receivers while on relief to return the sets or be cut off from further public assistance DISORDER IN THE Hermann N Sander center is wellwishers lawyers and newsmen seconds after he was found not guilty of mercy kill ing murder charges Mrs Sander is partly obscured to the left of her husband and whitehaired Louis E Wyman chief defense counsel is to the right of the doctor Apparently Dropping Idea of Tax Hike Washington Democratic tax law writers Friday apparently abandoned any idea of 000 net increase in taxes as pro posed by President Truman Instead it looks as though they may approve a tax bill 1 Slashing excise levies by about Mr Truman has proposed that such a cut be held to 2 Picking up about by increased collections in other directions The president proposed that excise cut be off that an additional 000000 be plug ging of tax law loopholes and by new levies on big corporations in heritances and large gifts The new tax bill is not expected to make any changes in individual income tax rates Mr Truman has given advance warning that he will veto any tax bill that cuts excises without picking up the lost revenue else where It appears now that house democrats may try to cover the excise loss and forget about pick ing up an extra Dogs Bark Brings Aid to DeafMute Cedar Rapids dog loaned his voice to a deafmute boy who fell through ice into the Cedar river here Thursday Jimmy Balsanek 8 Cedar Rap ids was rescued by a man who heard the cocker Lassie barking Wesley Franks 23 said he found Jimmy wedged between cakes of ice and struggling to free himself while the dog stood by and yelped Power Cut as Jap Workers Walk Out Tokyo was cut off briefly Friday in Japans 2 most populous areas in the 2nd day of a strike by the AllJapan Electric Industry workers The electrical workers who are asking for what amounts to about a month in wage increases did not walk out in their strike They simply cut off power for 1 or 2 hours Acheson Calls for Total Diplomacy to Curb Soviet Washington new cold war was raised for Americans Friday by Secre tary of State Acheson Its meaning An allout effort short of shooting to curb Russian expansion Declaring that the nation must do far more than it is J ji 11 M now doing to halt soviet plans for world d o m i n a t i o n Acheson said We clearly are not focusing our resources in the winning of that struggle Whats needed he said is a singleminded voluntary cam paign by all elements of the nation the executive depart ments of the government and the people He mentioned particularly such institutionsas business agri culture the press and the radio New Outline Acheson sketched this new out line of national support for United States foreign policy 3 weeks ago in an informal white house talk before the advertising council a private organization of leaders in the field of advertising Officials said the talk was kept secret in the expectation that Acheson might use the same ideas in a public address in late Febru ary or early March When this did not materialize it was decided to make a reconstructed version of his speech public The text given out Thursday night was not an actual transcript but a version prepared from mem ory by Francis Russell state de partment director of public affairs It was approved by Acheson 2 Lines In it he declared that the United States must follow 2 closely re lated lines of foreign policy The first he said is to meet wherever possible all thrusts of the Soviet has been done in Greece and Turkey The 2nd policy line he said must be to create those economic political social and psychological conditions that strengthen and create confidence in the demo cratic way of life TRUCKER FOUND DEAD New Sharon Luther B Walker 25 a truck driver from Green Top Mo was found dead in his truck which was parked at a filling station here Thursday Mahaska county Coroner Howard Bos said death was due to carbon monoxide Census Will Show State Representation Out of Line By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The 1950 census will show the shifts in the U S population It also will show that the distri bution of seats in many state leg islatures is out of line with the distribution of people in those states You can find many examples of thatright now without waiting for the census figures Union population 234 and Hartford 166329 have equal representation in the Connecticut house Pallas county about 55000 has 3 members of the house in Ala same number as Mo bile county about A representative from Adams county in Iowa represents about 10000 persons The 2 representa tives from Polk county Des Moines represent about 100000 persons each Sullivan county is 3 times the size of Montgomery county but has no more strength in the Ten nessee house One district in Seattle has 78412 registeied voters one senator and 2 same num ber as a rural district with 10399 voters Jefferson parish with 50427 residents has one representative in Louisiana So does Cameron parish with only 7203 residents A study by the Illinois legisla tive council a few years back showed the Chicago metropolitan area had 53 per cent of the states population kicked in 56 per cent of the states sales tax cash but had only 412 per cent of the mem bers of the legislature These are samples of the im balance among state lawmakers Congress is another matter Fed eral law says the seats in the house of representatives must be apportioned among the states on the basis of their population after each census That will be done when the 1950 census is com pleted Why dont all the states have a similar system Many state constitutions say there should be equal represen tation in their legislatures Many of them call for reappointment every 10 years A survey by the Associated Press shows there has been re apportionment in 18 states in the last decade But it also shows that there has been no reapportionment in Del aware since 1897 in Tennessee since 1900 in Illinois and Ala bama since 1901 in Iowa since 1904 in Minnesota since 1913 in Louisiana Pennsylvania and Texas since 1921 in Wisconsin Utah Colorado North Dakota and Washington since the early 30s There are many reasons why legislatures are reluctant to make changes A big shakeup could switch legislative control from one section of a state to another from rural to urban blocs It could change the states tax and spending pattern heres the sweeping re zoning of election districts could put some legislators out of their jobs Larson Hits Support for Gambling Cedar Rapids Gen Robert Larson says church frater nal and political groftps must stop putting up a breastwork for the gangsters to organized gambling out of lowaj Larson who started a statewide crackdown on gambling last fall told the Cedar Rapids Chamber of Commerce young mens bureau Thursday night that with the children the churches the frater nal political and social clubs standing in the way it was no easy decision to order the state to start firing broadsides at this evil But he said In order to break the hold of the organized under world these organizations much change their bad habits their un lawful acts which provided breastwork for the gangsters His reference apparently was to slot machines bingo and other forms of gambling permitted at some church affairs and private clubs Larson said that if gambling is good it should be legalized But he said the history of legalized gambling definitely reflects that legalization increases mass gamb ling and hurts legitimate busi ness Sees Iowa as Bright Spot for Business Des Moines is the bright spot of the nation both as to employment and business condi Earle S Smith director of the state tax commissions sales and use tax division said Friday This he continued explains the largerthanusual increase in use tax collections in January on sales of new motor vehicles and trailers Revenue from the 2 per cent use tax in January amounted to That was nearly greater than collections in the cor responding month last year The represented a sales vol ume of more than For a long time now this reve nue has been increasing each month over the same month the year before Smith commented But the increase in January was considerably greater than usual It is due mainly to the fact that there are a great many more new cars You can do down now and buy almost any make of automo bile The prices are down a little too Many of the cars are coming from eastern marketswhere sales are pretty slow Businessin Iowa and the central states has re mained steadier and has not dropped off as it has jn the great er portion of the country Physician Acquitted of Murder Family Poses for Pictures at Home in Candia N H Manchester N H UR Dr Hermann N Sander freed1 by a court of law as a mercy slayer promised Friday not to resume his practice pending a trial by his fel low doctors Tne bespectacled physician found innocent of murder faced trial by statemedical authorities on whether he violated medical ethics when he injected air into a cancerdoomed patient Through Louis C Wyman youthful member of a fatherson lawyer team that won his swift acquittal by a jury Dr Sander said think of prac ticing until after the medical board meets Doctor Poses Smiling and friendly the doctor and his family posed for photogra phers Friday morning at his Can dia home No interviews were per mitted There were so many pho tographers present they entered the house in 2 shifts to take pic tures of the doctor his wife 3 small daughters and their cocker spaniel Taffy Finally the doctor came outside to pose with the photographers themselves in a group picture which will be a memento of the trial One of several newsmen watching the scene asked if there had been any sick calls for Dr Sander No Answer I wont answer that said Wy man who was keeping reporters but However one photographer asked the doctor what heshould do for a sore throat The smiling physician replied solemnly Give up smoking for awhile As the doctor posed outside the joUy faces of his little daughters Martha 5 and Mary 4 were at a window gazing wonderihgly atthe scene Another daughter Nancy 17 months old was in hernurs ery Announces Chairmen for Safety Meeting Des Moines Safety CommissionerAlfred W Kahl an nounced Friday the appointment of 8 division chairmen for the statewide safety congress to be held here March 2930 The appointees are Aviation Fred F Fisher Vil lisca farmJ S Russell Des Moines fire Frank Nye Cedar Rapids home MrsFred Lovrien Spencer industrial R A Bech told West Des Moines recrea tion Murrary Russell Newton school F K Schmidt El dora and traffic Howard Roach Plain field Weather Report FORECAST Mason cloudy through Saturday with occa sional snow Hight Saturday in mid 20s Low Friday night 15 to 20 Iowa Cloudy through Saturday with occasional snow Fridav night and east portion Saturday No major tempera ture change Low Friday night 15 northeast to 25 southwest Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 5 to 8 degrees below normal Nor mal high 44 to 52 normal low 24 to 29 No major temperature changes likely Precipitation will average to inch occurring as light snow Satur day and Tuesday Minnesota Cloudy occasional snow central and south por tions Friday night and Satur day Not much change in temperature Low Friday night 0 to 5 below north 12 to 16 above south High Saturday 5 to 10 above north 16 to 22 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum 21 Minimum 15 At 8 a m 19 Precipitation 02 Snow YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 3ft ;