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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 12, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT E THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI Assoclattg Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 12 1950 This Paper Consists of Two HOME EDITION iiinii OPERATOR JTwo young men Gerry Genik and Ken Donald of Winnipeg AvSit he Gemk home m Winnipeg Thursday after the dike broke flooding the area Gerrv just couldnt resist the urge to try to call his friends but the phone was out of order On Wednesday the Gemk family could walk into their yard and home without getting No 184 rt to Settle Rail Violence Erupts 7 Oil Firms Are Sued on AntiTrust Los Anptles govern ment filed an antitrust suit Fri day against the 7 major west const oil producers and asked the courts to force them out of the business of retailing gasoline and other petroleum products In one oi the most inclusive antitrust actions ever 1iled the department of justice accused the 7 producers and their voluntary conservation committee through which they limit daily California crude oil production by setting up a monopoly Named as defendants were the Standard Oil Co of California the Texas Co Shell Oil Co Tide waterAssociated Oil Co Rich field Oil Corp General Petrole um Corp and Union Oil Co of California The 8 defendant was the con servation committee of California oil producers a c o m m i t t e e through which the government ac cused the producers of combining to limit the amount of crude oil pumped daily in California No Chance for Sharing Atom Bomb By DOUGLAS B CORNELL Washington Talk of shar ing the atomic bomb with Amer icas Norih Atlantic allies brought this hot reaction from congress Wot a chance Among the men who would have to pass a law permitting such a move there was consternation at the mere knowledge that the sub ject has been discussed by military officials in a preliminary way even without approaching deci sions or recommendations Senators and house members democrats and republicans cried out against letting any Abombs get out of American hands A Lone Voice The lone voice in support of sharing was that of Chairman Vin son of the house armed services committee and he put in an if Vinson said Our allies should have all equipment necessary to be in a position to undertake a worthwhile defense against any aggressor If it is necessary for them to have the Abomb they should have it Of course a lot of minds could change if we seemed to be getting definitely closer to war But for the time being there obviously is no possibility that the lawmakers would consent to arming our cold war partners with atomic weapons Committee Against It Key members of the congres sional atomic foreign affairs and armed services committees said in interviews that they are against it For that matter some of the military experts in the Pentagon are against it on grounds Abombs would be safer in American hands with less chance for information leaks or for U S atomic weapons to fall into Russias grasp But on the other side is the argument that it might be quicker and cheaper to arm the allies with Abombs and planes to carry them than to equip ground troops or naval or air forces with tanks guns ordinary bombs and other conventional weapons Young Driver Dies of Injuries Des Moines Smith 17 of Grimes died in a hospital here Friday of injuries suffered Thursday night in a traffic crash 3 miles west of Johnston in Polk county The youth was driving alone His car and 1 driven by 57year old Lawrence Baker of Johnston collided at an intersection of 2 gravel roads Baker also was driv ing alone Smith suffered brain injuries Baker was only shaken up flat means traffic death In pail 24 Houri 3000 Democratic Officials Converge for Big Powwow By LOUIS J KRAMP Chicago thousand democratic chiefs from 48 states headed for Chicago Friday to put on their biggest political show since 2 years ago Billed as a Jefferson Jubilee celebration the 3dav powwow will serve to welcome President Truman in grand fashion It also will whoop up party enthusiasm for the coming con gressional election campaigns It wont hurt the reelection bid by Senator Lucas A program of 15 major events will open Saturday noon with a luncheon for women leaders and continue through Sunday and Monday It will end Monday night with a Jefferson pagent and a major speech by Mr Truman at the Chi cago stadium The president returning to Washington from his western trip will come to Chicago Sunday night Everyone There Waiting to welcome him will be congressmen governors mayors national committee members and the presidents say nothing of lesser political figures Chicagos political showmen are dipping deep into their repertoire of razzle dazle especially for the Monday night finale Gene Autry will ride a horse and 3000 party workers will carry sparkling torches Movie Actress Margaret OBrien will read a prayer for peace At a given signal 25000 colored balloons will be released One thousand of them will carry cou pons redeemable for bills Elizabeth Taylor is on the pro gram Sponsors say the screen actress has promised to interrupt her honeymoon with Conrad Hil ton Jr Calls It Tremendous William M Boyle Jr demo cratic national chairman arrived Thursday with a prediction that the whole affair will be tremen dous It started out as a civic observ ance of the election of Thomas Jef ferson as president 150 years ago But Mr Truman will get most of the attention Boyle said the democrats arc bringing the servants of the people to the people to give a re port but he doesnt expect any republican servants to show up They are welcome he said bu well we want to keep this thinp orderly In addition to several dinner and luncheons for high ranking political figures the program offers several public round table talks Topics include civil rights socialized medicine and deficit financing Halls in 3 large hotels will be used Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Low Friday night 45 High Saturday 72 Iowa Generally fair through Sat urday Little change jn temper ature Low Friday night 45 to 50 High Saturday 70 to 78 Mod erately low humidity with good drying conditions Saturday Further outlook Low Sunday morning 4G to 55 Partly cloudy with widely scattered light showers Sunday Little change in temperature High 70 to 78 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average near normal Normal highs 71 to 73 normal lows 45 to 48 Precipi tation will average onefourth to onehalf inch with a few scat tered showers on most days after Saturday Minnesota Partly cloudy with widely scattered showers Fri day night Saturday partly cloudy cooler central portion Low Friday night 3035 extreme north to 45 extreme south High Saturday 5500 northeast to 75 southwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 47 5 Employe Iiijiircri Kurtz slate highway commission employe suf fered severe bruises recently when his truck was turned over on highway No 18 east of Garner A truck driven by Dick Maylanrl ran into the rear of the highway commission truck rolling it over in the ditch The Mayland truck also upset after the impact but the driver escaped injury Will Release Dr Rutledge on Bond Des Moincs Iowa su preme court Friday approved a bond for release from the Fort Madison state penitentiary of Dr Robert C Rutledge Jr St Louis pediatrician Frederic M Miller Des Moincs attorney for Rutledge said the young St Louis doctor couldnt be released Friday but if every thing goes well we hope this can be done sometime Saturday Rutledge was convicted about a year ago in the Linn county dis trict court of 2nd degree murder ami sentenced to 70 years in prison He was convicted of slay ing Byron Hattman St Louis air craft engineer during a fight in a Rapids hotel room The 540000 bond was presented by Mrs Laura E Rogers of Sioux City Surety for it Miller said is about 8183000 worth of Wood bury county land The bond was pre sented to the court Thursday The supreme court order was signed by Chief Justice William L Bliss Mason City He and 4 other justices of the 9member court heard evidence Thursday as to the value of property The effect of the order is that Rutledge will be released pending decision by the supreme court on his appeal from his conviction 3 Towns Vote Big Bonds for Schools By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three Town owns have voted to issue bonds for school purposes Voters at Vinton Thursday ap proved a issue for con struction of a new consolidated school The vote was 114G to 665 The percentage of the votes favor ing tho issue was S33 At Ankeny a bond issue of 5400000 was voted along with authorization for the school board to acquire a new site for an ele mentary school building School Secretary L E Brewbakcr said the vole was 283 for to 154 against favorable percentage of 647 per cent Under Iowa law 60 per cent of those voting must favor a bond issue before it is passed Voters of the Ellsworth consoli dated school in Hamilton county Thursday approved a bond issue to erect a gymnasium and auditorium as tin addition to its school building The vote was 198 for and 40 against SUCCESSFUL of the hundreds of striking high school students who picketed the city hall Friday morning are shown outside the door with their signs A delegation which called on Mayor Howard E Bruce was successful in having him rescind his rule that there would be no tugofwar this year between the senior and junior classes 750 City Students Stay on Strike After Demonstration Wins TugofWar II Approximately 150 Mason City high school students remained out of classes Friday afternoon despite a successful 2 hour demonstration in the early forenoon which won them a conditional reversal of Mayor Howard E Bruces order that there would be no tugofwar between junior and senior students this year The high school student council had approved the mayors order but Bill Postma president of the council was one of the students demonstrating in the morning t Result of the student councils action was a meeting in Central proval of the vandalism and gen eral disregard for the safety of per sons and property which accom panies the tugofwar Since it seems that this vandalism cannot be separated from the tugofwar we also state our disapproval of the tugofwar The student mob estimated at 400 by the principal gathered in front the high school before a m time for classes to start and remained there until nearly 9 when they marched to the City hall After the conference with the Thursday evening to plan the mayor almost the entire group re turned to classes the principal said Mayor Bruce said that he instructed them to seek a con ference with Principal Snyder and to offer to appoint students to act as police with knowledge of the student body pledged to re actions by demonstration and half the dent body formed a mob Friday morning to block the entrances to the high school and later march to the city hall to demonstrate there Noisy but Orderly Several police officers who came to the scene found the students noisy but otherwise law abiding Leaders warned them to keep out of the street and not to block traf fic A delegation met with the mayor to discuss his ban on the tugofwar The mayors decision was based on hoodlum tactics in previous years Our experience in past years lias been something that wo have regretted and we are not pioud of the group respon sible for or those condoning such practices he said in a letter to Principal Harold Snyricr Mayor Regrets After careful consideration of tiiis matter and because of the above 1 feel that the taxpayers and citizens of Mason City should not be left open to the kind of depredation and behavior on the part of some of the students pre ceding and following the event We have decided therefore that it would be best that the event is not held in Mason City I regret that it is necessary that a large number of decent students must be denied this pleasure because of the few who cannot behave Students driving in caravans through stoplights speeding and with overloaded cars were the principal difficulties during class day last year Principal Snyder said Strike Against Government they are doing this morning is striking against the action of their student govern ment he said producing a reso lution by the student council It stated We of the Mason City student council hereby slate our clisap porl any improper other students The principal said that he me some oi the students in the hal and asked them where they were going They replied that they were going to the assembly hall He answered that they could no because there was a class being held there and that they hac their choice between going to classes or outside No Delegation No delegation ever has called on him to make any proposal 01 protest Snyder said The officiai position of the school he declared is that the tugofwar is not a school function and that school time cannot be used for it In other years the students have gone to East park after classes adjourned at 3 p m At East park boys of the senior and junior classes vie to see which shall pull t h c other group through the water in the creek BULLETIN AGREE ON GERMANY London big 3 for eign ministers Friday agreed on a general policy of incorporating Germany into western Europe economically and politically Navy Sends Rocket 106 Miles in Air Washi jiff ton The navy an nounced Friday that a Vikin rocket rose 10fi4 miles from a launching ship in the midPacific Thursday night The navy said the flight set a hew altitude record for an Americanbuilt singlestage rock et It was the first time a Viking tho navys largest rocket for re search in the upper atmosphere had been launched from a ship Jap Government Blesses Wedding Tokyo Japanese gov ernment Thursday gave Princess Taka 2nd daughter of the em peror its blessing for her May 20 wedding to Toshimichi Takatsuk asa a commoner The government formally ap propriated 4875000 yen for the wedding Justice Bliss Comes Out for Another Term Des Moines of the 3 republican justices of the Iowa supreme court whose terms end this year announced Friday they will seek reelection The 3rd said he will retire Chief Justice William L Bliss of Mason City and Justice Norman R Hays of Knoxville will seek re election Justice Oscar Hale of Wa pello will retire Candidates for the supreme court are nominated in party ju dicial conventions following the JUSTICE WILLIAM L BLISS primary eleiLion The republican judicial Convention will be held here July 28 BJivs arm Haie have been on the bench since 1038 Hays began his service in 1947 The justices are elected for 6 year terms Hays was elected to fill a vacancy The justices have been receiving a salary of 57500 a year but the 1947 legislature raised the salary to 510000 a year with a provision that the S2500 a year increase would not apply until each justice had been elected again STUDENTS half the high school student body stayed out of classes Friday morning until after 10 oclock in a protest against a ruling by tho mayor and approved by tho high school student council GlobeGazette photo that there was to be no tugofwar Principal Harold Sny der said that some of the students wanted to go to classes however bill were prevented by others from entering Congress Probes Army Pay Scandal Washington Rep Kilday DTexas said Friday that charges of irregularities at the army finance center in St Louis will be aired at public hearings of i house armed services subcom mittee Kilday heads the subcommittee vhich will be the 6th group to an investigation of affairs at the center The many inquiries arose from charges of communist infiltration erroneous expense accounts overpayment of military allotment and tampering with personnel files Strike Called Explosive by Conferees Mediation Board Refuses to Confirm or Deny Meetings Chicago me diators made a new stab Friday at ending a locomotive firemens strike marked by disrupted serv ice growing unemployment and violence Members of the National Rail way Mediation Board declined to confirm or deny a report that they had conferred with the disputants since they despaired of settlement early Wednesday A reliable source however said they had and that efforts toward peace are con tinuing s Leverett Edwards member of the board said only Im sorry but the cat has got my tongue Asked whether the cat also had the tongue of Chairman Francis A ONeill Jr Edwards said the board is making no comment It was learned from sources close to the dispute which has made nearly 200003 persons idle within 3 days that the situation is explosive and that too much talking by either of the disputants or the mediators might defeat aims of settlement The board members have stayed in Chicago ready to make them selves available to either manage ment or labor at the request of John R Steelman assistant to President Truman Suspect Sabotage in Freight Wreck Chicago freight locomo tive was derailed at Cleveland in an alleged act of sabotage Friday as the coasttocoast railroad strike forced 150000 rail workers into idleness and tightened its grip on dependent industries A New York Central freight lo comotive hauling 59 cars over struck tracks from Chicago to Buffalo was derailed at Cleve lands Collinwood yards and NYC Police Chief D W Taylor called it a deliberate act of sabotage He said he had called in the Federal Bureau of Investigation Taylor said the front wheels of a 2unit Diesel left the tracks when an automatic switch failed to close because a piece of wood had been jammed into it to keep it open Layoffs Mount by Thousands By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mounting layoffs of railroad workers and coal miners by the thousands marked the first effects of the railroad strike Friday Eastern cities at the end of the line are the hardest hit so far The strike area on the rail sys tems affected extends eastward to where diesel operations give way to electric power The area east of Buffalo N Y and Harris burg Pa is not in the strike zone This is how the 4day strike of locomotive firemen against 4 rail systems has affected the cities Harrisburff normally bustling freight and passenger yards have become a skeleton of empty tracks The normal flow of 120 trains a day has dropped to 20 Steel plants warn of im pending layoffs of thousands of workers if the strike continues Altoona town of 80 000 which the Pennsylvania Rail road helped build has become one of the quietest in the country Nearly a 3rd of the family heads are employes of the Pennsylvania Railroad and are idle Buffalo N rail and flour milling center has 2500 idle railroad workers and 500 mill employes Indianapolis 4000 Indiana miners are idle because of a shortage of empty cars About 60 Indiana towns are without rail service Knoxville railroad operations ordered suspended on the Southern Railways Knox ville division after reports of vi olence Two freight trains were reported fired upon a rail worker was wounded in the arm pickets charged they were stoned and an other group of pickets claimed a rail worker tried to run them down in an automobile visible effects because this rail center has so many alternate rail routes Non struck roads normally using some city trackage owned by struck lines shuttling passengers by bus to their own tracks About 10 000 rail workers idle ;