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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 10, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 10 1950 HOME EDITION UiJJJf This Paper Consists of Two One No 182 BUS CAR AFTER FLOOD SWEPT THEM FROM HIGH searching for a Burlington bus caught in a flash flood found the bus left on its side halfburied in the muddy water and silt flate Tuesday When a wall of water caught the big vehicle near Unadilla Nebr Tuesday morning 7 or 8 passengers were literally washed AP Wirephoto out Three survived Near Dunbar Nebr high water swept down on a car carrying the J A Henner family The family abandoned the car which looked like this when searchers found it The 2 Henner children Robert 6 and Ronald 3 months were drowned after their escape from the car Floods Leave 17 Dead or Missing and Thousands Homeless After Big Storm Deluge Takes 2 Iowa Lives in Nebraska By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Seventeen persons were dead or missing and more thousands were homeless Wednesday as the most damaging floods in years swept over 3 midwest states Human misery rose in the flood areas of North Dakota Minnesota and Nebraska Scores of commu nities were isolated as the surging water from rainswollen rivers and streams spilled out over thousands of acres of Across the border in southern Manitoba the flood crisis mounted The homeless was some 15000 and another 10000 faced evacua tion All the fatalities were in Ne braska One of the worst floods in nearly 50 years struck the south eastern section of the state Tues day Seven bodies had been re covered Hope was abandoned for the other 10 missing persons Swept From Highways The flash floods that hit south cast Nebraska followed down pours earlier in the week The waves of water engulfed homes and swept cars from highways Most of the dead were highway travelers waters caught by the flood Seven or 8 passengers in a Bur lington bus enroute from Nebras ka City to Lincoln were caught in a crushing wave of water on a highway near Unadilla Three sengers survived by hanging to trees Four Nebraska City persons lost their lives when their car wa swept from a highway near Au burn by flopdwaters The flooding Red river border Ing North Dakota and Minnesota dealt further devastating blows to property and livestock Some other streams in northern Minne sota also were running wild The Red Cross reported more families driven from their homes all along the swollen Red river Dakota Desperate The livestock situation in North Dakota was described as desper ate Gov Fred G Aandahl or dered an aerial livestock feeding service started Thursday North Dakota farmers the states agriculture commissionei said are suffering as severely now as they did during the drought of the 20s It is one of the most critical production years for agriculture in the state since the turn of the century said the commissioner Math Dahl Damage to highways bridges and culverts from the floods in Grand Forks county alone was estimated at nearly In northern Minnesota flood waters menaced Little Fork and Floodwood The Red Cross set up hundreds of cots in a new unoc cupied creamery building to care for some 350 of Floodwoods 600 residents who were driven from their homes by the St Louis river More than 10000 residents of St Vital south of Winnipeg were ordered to evacuate their homes by Friday More than 15000 other persons already have fled their homes in southern Manitoba as the Red river and other streams spilled out over some 200 square miles Winnipegers Flee Worst Catastrophe Winnipeg Man h o u Mnds more Winnipeg residents led Wednesday from the most1 catastrophic flood in Canadian i listory which threatened to slack out 2 remaining power sta ions and cut off municipal trans portation During the past 2 weeks Win nipeg hasharbored 7500 refugees other communities flooded y the Red river Now it was every man for himself as at least 20000 persons feld their homes Royal Canadian mounted police said they were working against ime to evacuate every resident n the 65mile stretch between lere and Emeison Maine on the United States border Water apped at the eaves of 2story louses in some southern Manitoba owns Name Tuesdays 17 Flood Casualties Omaha casualty list in southeast Nebraska floods as of Wednesday morning The known dead bodies recov ered Harold Nebr Robert Henner 6 Dunbar Nebr Donald Henner 3 months old his brother Mrs Ina Hahn Shenandoah Iowa Walter Adams about 50 Syra cuse Nebr Mrs Ernest Svoboda Beatrice Nebr Berneda Meyer Lincoln Forrest Kitch about 50 Bea trice Tom Akins 38 Union Nebr Frank Pedrick Nebraska City Nebr Mrs Frank Pedrick his wife Virgil Krause Nebraska City Dorothy Krause Lincoln his sister Paul N Hill Lincoln Nebr a bus driver Adolph Hahn Shennandoah Iowa husband of Ina Marjorie Rineharl Cozad Charles Beach Lincoln McCall 35 Beatrice Trapped Man Dies 5 Minutes Before Rescue No Hope for Early End of Rail Strike 4 Roads Halt New York The body of Dominick Atteo was raised from the bottom of a 20foot well shaft at p m CST Wednesday about 26 hours after he was trapped there A hospital physician Dr Harold Berson pronounced the 49year old welldigger dead He died just 5 minutes before I got to him the physician said DEGREES NUMBER 2000 Iowa City will be presented nearly 2000 graduates at the annual University of Iowa spring commencement exercises here June 9 Rock Falls Woman Reported Missing Since Tuesday State police radio broadcasts have been made for Mrs Marjorie Kimbley Rock Falls who left a note before departing from her home Tuesday morning saying she was goingaway for a much needed rest according to the Cerro Gordo county sheriffs of fice The sheriffs office reported that her 1937 Chevrolet was found abandoned at Charles City Tues day morning Mrs Kimbley is described as 5 feet 4inches tall weighing 180 pounds and having brown hair and eyes When last seen she was wearing a green spring sport coat and a green dress She is 41 years old Mrs Kimbley Monday filed suit in district court for divorce from her husband Hurley F Kimblev of Rock Falls SCALDED TO DEATH Des Moines 2 year old girl died Tuesday night of burns suffered when she climbed into a bathtub filled with scalding water She was Carol Lynn Noyes daugh ter of Mr and Mrs W J Noyes The parents said an older daughter had just finished taking a bath and apparently the hot water had been turned on by mistake Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Sunny dry and warm Thursday Light Crost likely in low places Wednesday night Low Wednesday night 36 High Thursday 64 Iowa Clear Wednesday night with scattered light frost in low places in north portion Low Wednesday night 34 to 38 north Sunny Thursday with 10 to 15 MPH east to southeast winds High Thursday 62 to 68 Further outlook Friday partly cloudy and somewhat warmer Good drying weather through Friday Temperatures Friday will range frommorning lows of 41 to 45 to afternoon highs of 73 to 75 Minnesota Fair Wednesday night and Thursday Somewhat warm er Thursday Low Wednesday night 3438 but slightly under freezing a few colder spots High Thursday 6368 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 56 Minimum 38 At 8 a m 45 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 42 Community Council Officers Named Marshalltown An I o w a Council of Community Improve ment was organized here Tuesday afternoon with Larry Vavra of Cedar Rapids as temporary presi dent The organization is part of a national plan which seeks to de velop community endeavors on a local selfreliant basis Other temporary officers in clude Carl Hamilton Iowa Falls vice president Calvin D Neve Mar shalllown secretary Dave L Ross Grinnell treasurer FALLS OFF TRACTOR DIES Colo Carmody 4 daughter of Mr and Mrs Clay ton Cnrmody farmers southeast of here was killed on the farm Tuesday when she fell off a trac tor and was run over She was riding on the tractor with her father SAME ck flap means trafric death in paji riouri Carriers Vow Not to Compromise Mediators Toss in Towel After 24Hour Continuous Session Chicago fire men on 4 key systems struck Wednesday and threw much of the nations rail transit into tur moil And there was no end in sight Federal mediators threw in the sponge after more than 24 hours of continuous talking with the striking Brotherhood of Locomo tive Engineers and Enginemen No Compromise The union made no comment on the governments withdrawal from the peace talks The carriers vowed no compromise even if the strike should be enlarged to take in the other lines Affected by Wednesdays strike call were the New York Central and Pennsylvania in the heavily populated eastern part of the na tion the Southern railway serving a broad stretch of territory in the south and the Santa Fe linking the middle west with the Pacific coast It was the 1st strike of such magnitude since the nationwide strike of trainmen in May 1946 The walkout was called to en force the brotherhoods demands for a 2nd fireman on multiple unit diesel locomotives They claim the extra man is needed as a safety measure The carriers insist he is not Call for Train Crews Railroads which did not cancel their service in advance of the walkout deadline 6 a m local standard time called for train crews If crews showed up trains were run with classified super visory personnel at the firemens post usually road foremen of en gines If no crews reported trains were canceled Engineers who sit opposite fire men in locomotive cabs were al lowed to decide for themselves whether or not to report The head of their brotherhood Alvan ley Johnston said in advance of the strike that they would not be instructed to observe picket lines set up by the firemen Unable to bring the strike to a close Francis A ONeill chairman of the national railway media tion board shut up conference shop in a Chicago hotel He said he would report the deadlock to Washington then try to catch up on lost sleep Weve given up he said Expect Employment to Drop Swiftly Chicago is expected to mount swiftly if the strike of firemen on 4 major rail systems drags on And industry will feel the pinch although the extent still is unknown Coal mining would be one of the first industries hit Pennsyl vania mines were operating Wed nesday but a lack of cars to fill soon would bring idleness to thousands Ground stocks already have begun to pile up The Pennsylvania railroad one of the 4 struck lines handles about 25 per cent of coal hauling in western Pennsylvania Airlines Thrive Airlines and bus lines began doing a booming business All airlines in Pittsburgh were sold out At Chicago United Air Lines said it is preparing to operate ex tra sections of passenger planes Nicholas Asks to Drop School Revamp Law Des Moines H Nicho las of Mason City a republican candidate for lieutenant governor called Wednesday for repeal of the school reorganization law He said it has hindered in stead of helped our present school system It seems to me he continued in a prepared statement that there is so much resentment against the present reorganization law that it will be impossible to make it acceptable to the voters It is possible that it could be revised to make it workable but as it stands now it is absolutely unworkable I feel that the proper procedure is to repeal the present law and then proceed to draft a law that will be acceptable and fair to all concerned The school reorganization law was passed by the 1947 legisla ture The objectives were con solidations to provide better schools and more efficient and economical o p e r at i o n of the schools Reorganization proposals have been submitted to the voters in the districts concerned in only a few cases and in each the plan was defeated Postmasters Named for North Iowa Towns Washington President Truman has sent to the senate these postmaster nominations for North Iowa James M Townsend Britt Ed die C Wirds Iowa Falls Freder ick J Carolan Ridgeway Merril R Williams Shell Rock and Carl M Hanson Thornton APPROVE GAS FRANCHISE Failfield By an whelming Failfield idents Tuesday approved a 20yeai franchise with the Iowa Electric Co to supply the city with nat ural gas It will come from the MichiganWisconsin p i p el i n e which runs 6 miles south of Fair field Crosbys Have Their Battles But Wife Dixie Still in Love With Bing She Tells Public By VIRGINIA MACPIIERSON Hollywood Crosby and his wife Dixie 6000 miles apart physically insisted today theyre close as quarterto9 in the homelife department And just why their inlaws and their lawyers are saying differ ently is something they cant figure out Im still very much in love with Bing Dixie said from their home in Pebble Beach Cal Theres no separation and we dont plan any She said she is very much disturbed over rumors of a rift We havent even quarreled she added Stories of an impending smash up of their 20year marriage broke when Attorney John OMel veny admitted relations were strained between the balding crooner and his pretty wife Confirms Rumor Bings brother Larry said the lawyer was right But they have these battles about every 6 months he said Just like any other husband and wife I hope this one doesnt end in divorce From Paris where Bing is hav ing himself a bachelor jaunt came a denial as definite as the lackadaisical idol of millions ever gets These things pop up every 6 months he said Theyre al ways having me dead or di vorced If Bing says theres nothing to nothing to it Dixie said If anybody thinks differ ently he can take it from there Rumors of trouble between the fabulously wealthy groancr and his exactress wife have been rumbling around Hollywood for years But the gossip columnists never put them into print To the public the Crosbys were an ideal lovematch happy with their family of 4 sons And nobody ever did anything to tear clown that legend Until Tuesday Then several columnists made veiled references in the newspa pers that all Hollywood took to mean trouble in the Crosby clan Lawyer OMelveny in response to many calls issued a legal state ment admitting there was trouble between tnem and finished with When Mr Crosby returns from Europe next month we are hoping to effect a reconciliation Wednesday OMelveny sairl he was tickled to death1 he didnt have to No Separation If Bing says things arc fine between them then thats what I say too he added He knows more about himself and Dixie than I do Im happy there is no separa tion Dixie said she guessed Bings money was the basis of too much gossip Whenever you get money there ore problems she added A couple of months ago we were do ing some juggling around We were trying to separate money and set up a trust fund for our sons I suppose thats how it all started Say many knew us when we didnt have a quarter Some times I wish it was that way again because thats as far as my arith meticgoes 1 still cant divide by 2n cents1 and supplement its cargo plane service to handle the extra load Some roads unaffected by the strike said the demands for ser vice are growing Some railroads using tracks oJ the struck lines cancelled trains saying firemen refused to operate over these lines The Chesapeake and Ohio cancelled 22 passengei trains into Chicago Detroit Tole do Columbus and Grand Rapids Doubt U S Seizure Some Washington officials have expressed doubts that Presidenl Truman would seize the lines a an emergency They contended that essential shipments can be made on nonstruck lines and bj truck and that a court might not be too impressed with the emer gency nature of the strike Truman Acts to Bolster U S Atomics Aboard Truman Train President Truman said Wed nesday that he would order use of the atomic bomb again if necessary Traveling through the north west which is atomic conscious because of the big atomic plants on the Columbia river the pres ident emphasized the peace time development of atomic en ergy But he sounded a grim note when he said he would use the bomb again if I have to By ERNEST B VACCARO Aboard Truman Train President Truman acted Wednes day to bolster the nations atomic strength as he held out the grim prospect that the cold war with Russia will continue for a long long time He disclosed in a speech at Pocatello Idaho the signing of the National Science Foundation Act He said it will keep the United States ahead in scientific developments and help it exert a more vital force for peace 14 Talks Ahead The critical international situa tion was uppermost in the presi dents expressed thoughts as he began at 6 a m Mountain time the first of 14 talks on a swing through Idaho and Oregon The first atomic explosion in history took place in the desert of New Mexico in July 1945 he said in a speech prepared for his trainside audience at Pocatello I decided at that time that I would do my utmost to see thai this new discovery was used in a way which would make the work a better place to live in Nothing that has happened since 1945 has1 shaken my resolve to see that great force is usec for peace In a separate statement Mi Truman said the Act creating an independent agency to promote scientific research will add to the supply of knowledge which is indispensable to our continued growth prosperity and security The fact that the world has not found postwar security in no way lessens the need for the national science foundation he empha sized On the contrary it under scores this need Lashes Russia The Pocatello speech followed a solemn foreign policy addres Tuesday night at Laramie Wyo in which he promised ultimate victory for the free nations in their struggle against the new and terrible tyranny of Russia This is a longtime project the president asserted I know that the American people are im patient But in this instance we must be more than patient The conflict that exists in world affairs will be with us for a long long time There is no quick way no easy way to end it Scientist Denies He Met Reds Atomic Official Accused by Admitted Commie of Secret Clans Oakland Cal Dr J Rob ert Oppenheimer flatly denies the accusation of a woman excommu nist that the top atomic scientist held a secret closed meeting of communists at his Berkeley home in July 1941 Mrs Paul Crouch admittedly a communist from 1920 to 1942 told a state senate committee here Tuesday that she attended such a communist meeting at Dr Oppen heimers home when he was in the physics department of the Univer sity of California Quickly Denied Thursday night in Washington Dr Oppenheimer now director of the institute for advanced studies at Princeton N J denied it He said in a statement I have never been a member of the communist party 1 never as sembled any such group of people for any such purpose in my home or anywhere else I am unable to recall any gathering in my house that could reasonably have been mistaken for such a meeting Nei ther the name Crouch nor the ac counts of Mr and Mrs Crouch re call to me anyone I have ever known Mrs Crouch who became a communist in 1929 while a textile worker on strike at Gastonia N Car was called before the state senate unAmerican committee which is seeking to determine if communists had access to the uni versitys atomsmashing labora tory Policy Change Involved She said the meeting was called so that her husband then an active communist organizer in the San Francisco bay area could explain that the party line was changed to full support for the war effort after Germany attacked the Soviet Union The attractive brunet said The 2 persons I positively iden tified as being present at the spe cial section meeting of the com munist party were Joseph Wein faerg and J Robert Oppenheimer She said she identified Dr Op penheimer through a photograph and Weinbcrg personally after seeing him later at a Washington hearing Weinberg now assistant profes sor of physics at the University of Minnesota had no comment Tuesday night on her testimony Like Dr Oppenheimer he was in the University of California phy sics department at the time In 1949 he was named by the house unAmerican activities committee as the scientist X accused of giv ing away important scientific in formation in 1943 to a communist party official1 Weinberg denied that accusation KEEPING CAVEIN VTGILMra Marie AUeo kerchief around head cue workers peer into well in Brooklyn garage Wednesday morning where Mrs Atteoa husband Dominick 49 was imprisoned Atteo wag trapped Tuesday when the well cavedin He died 5 minuLea before rescue ;