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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 13, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THI NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV Press and United Full Lease Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 13 1949 HOME EDITION irmni peeked rff bUt not to prove fataL The of he sedan Mother of 4 Dies of Burns in Home Fire Des Moines 22 year old mother of 4 children died in a Des Moines hospital Friday of burns suffered in a fire She was Mrs Charles Barnes burned in a fire at the family farm home near Max well Thursday noon The blaze apparently began when Mrs Barnes threw kerosene on a fire in a stove and the stove exploded Mrs Barnes broke out a window in the house and threw her 4 small children put the window to safety The oldest child is 5 and the youngest is a baby born last Jan uary After the mother threw the 5 year old girl out the window the little girl ran to get her father who was in a field planting corn He ran to the house put out theblaze and took his wife to the hospital Legislative Interim Unit to Iowa City Des Moines legislative committee took the first step Fri day toward carrying out the legis latures expressed desire for an in creased enrollment in the Uni versity of Iowa Medical School The interim committee of the general assembly to Iowa City to investigate the possibilities of an immediate expansion of the school The legislature in appropriating funds for the university directed that the school should do all in its power to expand its enroll ment during the coming biennium Following Actions The committee Thursday took these actions Transfer was approved of 000 in printing department funds to permit payments of the over drafts of 24 of the 30 state depart ments Printing Superintendent Sherman Needham was told to in form departments for which print ing funds are exhausted that the interim committee will approve no more expenditures until the next biennium begins Approved each for re modeling the boys custodial build ing at Glenwood State school and power plant improvement at El dora Okay Lake Okayed the conservation eom miqsions proposals work on the Cold Springs parkin Cass county on the mud and high lakes in Emmet county and Blue lake in Monona county and for design and investigation of a Rock Creek project in Jack son county Authorized the preparation of plans and specifications for the center section of the swine nutri tion building at Iowa State and some changes in construction pres ently under way at the state col lege A home for the chief engineer at the Iowa School for the Deaf at v Council Bluffs and pre liminary plans for a boys dormi tory at the school for the blind were approved Egypt permits no persons who are not representatives of muse ums or universities to dig for an tiquities in its territory SAME trmffta iraiki M Truman Names Omaha Lawyer to Secretary of Navy Post Washington Patrick Matthews Omaha lawyer was named secretary of the navy Friday i The white house announced that Matthews 62 widely known Catholic layman has been picked to succeed John L Sullivan Sullivan quit recently with a blast at Secretary of Defense Johnson for halting work on the navys super aircraft carrier Presidential Press Secretary Charles G Ross said Matthews nomination went to the senate Matthews is a democrat and was a member of the presidents committee on civil rights in 1946 He is a graduate of Creighton Un iversity and a native of Albion Nebr Ross said that the president is not yet ready to name a new sec retary of the army to succeed Kenneth C Royall who also re signed The president told a recent news conference he still rhoped Curtis E Calder New York utilities ex ecutive would accept the army post Selection of Matthews followed the refusal of Jonathan Daniels North Carolina editor to accept the navy job PLEDGES TO MAINTAIN TRADITIONS OF NAVY Omaha P Mat thews newlynominated secretary of the navy said Friday he in tends to maintain the sublime traditions of the navy if con firmed in the post Back in Omaha after a half hour conference with President Truman in Washington Thursday the Omaha attorney told newsmen he recognizes unification of the armed forces as the hig problem He said he believes this can be done without impairing navy prestige Asked about his navy experi ence Matthews replied You would ask me that Well I do have a rowboat at my summer home One of the strengths of this country is that the armed forces are controlled by he added House Group for Pay Hike for Services Washington house armed services committee unani mously approved Friday a bill to boost the pay of members of the armed forces The vote was 28 to 0 after Chairman Vinson DGa read a letter from Defense Secretary Louis Johnson approving the measure and stating that the budget bureau speaking for the president has no objection The bill estimated to cost a year probably will go before the house for debate late this month It is expected to run into a barrage 6f opposition from mem bers urging economy on all fed eral spending fronts The bill would boost pay for the next to lowest enlisted grade by about 3 per cent and zoom up to almost a 50 per cent raise for generals and admirals Sees Television for Midwest in 5 Years Quiney HI farm home in the greater Mississippi valley will be able to receive tel evision programs within 5 to 7 years a radio manufacturing ex ecutive predicts Paul V Galvin president of Motorola Inc said technical ad vances will make video available to rural areas soon Galvin spoke Wednesday at a luncheon preceding a tour of Motorolas new plants here tFRANCIS P MATTHEWS U S Envoys Arrive for Paris Talks Paris Philip Jessup U S ambassador at large and Charles Bohlen state department counsellor arrived by plane Fri day tobegin laying the ground work for the big 4 meeting on Germany starting May 23 The American delegates flew to Paris in a US army trans port Jessup and Bohlen were expected to meet soon with Brit ish and French officials for pre liminary talks Jessup said those talks would be a normal con tinuation of those which had been going on among represent atives of the 3 countries Asked if he were optimistic over the possibility of an agree ment between Russia and the west at the council of foreign ministers meeting Jessup re plied I have no comment Gets Contract as President of CBS New York Ufi Columbia Broadcasting System has an nounced that it has given Frank Stanton a contract as president Under the agreement Stanton will receive a year for the next 10 years plus an addi tional compensation directors may award him However if CBS terminates his employment after 1953 but prior to Dec 31 1958 it must pay him a flat sum of Red Troops Closing In on Shanghai Nationalist Troops Stoutly Resist 2 Communist Prongs By FRED HAMPSON Shanghai tfjThe roar of bat tle could be heard Friday at Woo sung harbor and Lunghwa airfield Shanghais remaining links with the world Two communist prongs crept closer to the city Government troops stoutly resisted Red Gen Chen Yi was driving hard to take Shanghai or close a siege ring around it Nationalist headquarters said 5000 reds became casualties at Li uho a nearby village when the communists were trapped in a minefield Battle Rages One battle raged southwest of the city some 15 miles from Lung hwa airport Lunghwa is at the southwest edge some 10 miles from the heart of the city The scene of this battle was around the village of Sungkiang on the ShanghaiHangchow railroad Another developed to the north west around the village of Tarn sang a stones throw from the south bank of the Yangtze and just north of the ShanghaiNan king railroad Red lines there ap pear to be about 20 miles from Shanghai and somewhat less from Woosung Woosung is where the narrow Whangpoo river pours its gritty flood into the Yangtze and where ships from Shanghai pass through a narrow channel to the Yangtze and the sea It is about 8 miles north of Shanghai Woosung har bor and the Whangpoo form the citys artery It could not live if it were cut Would Cut Air Link Lunghwas loss would cut Shanghais air link There are 3 other airfields but they are even more exposed than Lunghwa The Shanghai garrison commu nique Friday said the reds have struck on the northwest with 3 divisions The nationalists were reported holding their own in some places and falling back in others The area has a depth defense and if resistance is resolute it might take the communists a long time to ome through Mrs Eisler Under Arrest Washington r s Gear lart Eisler Friday was rear rested for deportation while the justice department laid plans to bring her husband back from his flight across the seas The department announced that Mrs Eisler was taken into custody in New York City Fri day morning She had been at liberty without bond on charges of being illegally in this This Paper Consists of Two One No IBS dsSayW tF Down on Prom Accusation Is Denied by American Russians Charge Counter Blockade Was Not Lifted ac ountry One reason for her rearrest was that the government wished to question her about the flight of Eisler 52yearold admitted lommunist as a stowaway on a Polish vessel The justice depart ment said that immigration serv ice officials in New York had seen instructed to detain Mrs Eisler on Ellis island Except for the principle of the hing the government could save quite a bit of money by just gnoring Eislers flight while un der charges aortation looking to his de American Warships meet at Gibaltar Gibraltar fleet of Amer can warships led by Adm Rich ard L Conolly is forming at Gi braltar Friday He is aboard the carrier Columbus Half of the assembling ships will iail soon for their home bases in he United States after 4 months n the Mediterranean an an nouncement said The others will sail to the Mediterranean Canada to Tax Video Ottawa Ont tele vision comes to Canada the gov ernment will charge a fee on each set The fee might amount to a year At present the government taxes each radio set owner per year Berlin Russians cused the western allies Friday of torpedoing the agreement to lift the Berlin blockade A western spokesman promptly labelled the accusation a lot of nonsense The spokesman was Lawrence Wilkinson economics adviser to the U S military gov ernor We were told by our gov ernments to remove all restric tions put into effect since March 1 1948 he said Weve done that and more The soviet protest was voiced informally through the mouth piece of the soviet army news paper in Germany Taegliche Rundschau The western powers are evad ing the lifting of their restrictions under invalid pretexts it charged Reds Complain The agreement cannot be ful filled by the soviet side alone it added Some observers saw in those words an implied threat to reim pose the such a step would be a matter of policy for higher authorities than the Russians in Germany to decide But the Rundschau statements did lend emphasis to the Russian need for getting supplies from western Germany for her nearly bankrupt occupation zone New Talks On Theecpnomic ministry of Amer icanoccupied Hesse said cargoes for the soviet zone would receive export licenses only if they were covered by preblockade contracts and had been made before the western zone currency reform of mid1948 The ministry said negotiations for a new clearing arrangement are in progress but that it is not clear how the exchange rate for east and west marks should be determined Until a new agree ment materializes it added only prepaid shipments are being per mitted Checkpoints on the American soviet frontier reported a truck load of womens stockings was the only interzonal cargo traffic cleared to the soviet zone Say Troops Will Not Go to Europe Washington state de partment is ready to tell congress in writing that there will be no commitments for use of American troops in Europe under the At lantic pact it was learned Friday There will be efforts made through the projected Atlantic council and a defense committee for cooperative action in the pro duction of military equipment and there may be planing of broad strategic objectives But diplomatic informants said the state department will make it clear that the treaty will not lead to any hypothetical Mday as signments for U S troops These sources said the depart ments position probably will be made public next week in answer to a long series of questions re cently submitted by the senate foreign relations committee The thrust of an architectural arch is the pressure it exerts from side to side the weight is the pressure it exerts downward WHOS BURNING the questioVlaang Hudson county Prosecutor Horace Roberson center as he rakes through charred papers found in the city hall at Jersey City Thursday Roberson ordered a 24hour guard at the hall to see that records of the justousted regime of Mayor Frank Eggers nephew of Frank Hague are not removed With Roberson are new Commissioner Louis Messand left and Edward Devlin campaignmanager for the ticket which upset the Hague forces Parents of Byron Hoffman Testify in Rut I edge Case Cedar Rapids parents of the slain Byron C Hattman testified Friday in the trial of the man accused of his death They took the stand shortly after a reported conversa tion dealing with the pregnancy of the defendants wife was related would have been 30 years old Saturday was stabbed to death in a hotel room here last December 14 Dr Robert C Rutledge Jr of St Louis is on trial for first degree murder Rutledges counsel claims Hattman seduced and debauched Mrs Sydney Rutledge 23 John C Hattman and his wife Myrtle of Coraopolis Pa were composed on the stand except at one point That came when Coun ty Attorney William Crissman pre sented a photograph showing By ron lying in a pool of blood and asked Who is the person shown there Voice Breaks The voice of Hattman a dairy deliveryman broke when he re plied My son Byron Mrs Hattman earlier had shown her grief at the testimony concern ing pregnancy of the defendants wife It later developed that Mrs Rutledge was not actually preg nant Mrs Hattman testified that last August she received a long dis tance telephone calK from a man who identified himself as Dr Rut ledge She said the called asked whether she had a son employed at the Emerson Electric Manufac turing company in St Louis and she replied yes Doctors Message I immediately thought some thing had happened to Byron and I asked if he had been sick or in an accident she said The man said no but he said Byron had been dating Mrs Rutledge and some thing would have to be done Hattmans father testified as to his sons physical characteristics He wore glasses was a little over 6 feet tall weighed about 175 pounds was in good physical Hickenlooper Threatens Law Change on Atom Unit Washington Hick enlooper R Iowa threatened Friday to seek a change in the law if the atomic energy commission doesnt deny student aid funds to communists and fellow travelers Hickenlooper told a reporter he sees no excuse for the commis sions contributing about yearly toward science studies by Hans Freistadt admitted com munist doing graduate work in physics at the University of North Carolina Freistadt described by Rep Cole RN Y in the house Thursday as a friend of John Gates communist under indict ment in New York said in an in terview he became a communist after he was naturalised M a citi zen several years ago He is a na tive of Austria He was awarded an atomic en ergy commission AEC fellow ship for study in the field of rela tivity not involving work secret nature of a Nothing was said in the appli cation for the scholarship about political affiliation Freistadt re called He also said I consider myself a loyal citi zen of the United States I aae no conflict between my loyalty to this country and my membership in the communist party Hickenlooper said he will ask the senatehouse atomic commit tee to look over copies of such applications at a hearing next week lowan said lit demanded several months ago that the act require security clearance of those chosen for fellowships Even though none of these fel lowships involves access to re stricted atomic data I didnt feel that the government should be spending money to help educate people in this field who cant get security clearance if the atomic energy commission wants to take them on later Hickenlooper said Commenting on Freistadts case he added I wouldnt dp anything in the world to stop him from getting a higher education if he gets it un der his own steam but I see no excuse for the commissions pay ing for the training of a com munist in thii field Hickenlooper said he it no1 satisfied yet with the attitude of Prof Henry D Smyth of Prince ton university named to a va cancy on the atomic energy com mission The senator questioned Smyth closely on the issue in an appear ance before the senatehouse atomic committee Thursday and said he would ask Gordon Dean another commission nominee for his views at a hearing early next week Dean a former law partner of Senator McMahon is a University of Southern Cali fornia professor Smyth told the committee that he hopes it wont be necessary for the commission to have an FBI investigation of every person who is granted student aid condition and was athletically in clined Assistant County Attorney Dav id Elderkin told newsmen at the noon recess that the state ex pected tocomplete its case during the afternoon session The trial started May 2 but testimony did not begin untillast Monday Los Angeles Is Shaken by Earthquake Los Angeles Los Angeles was shaken early Friday by an earthquake that startled residents out of bed but apparently caused no damage The tremor was a distinct one being felt the hardest in cities throughout the San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys such as Al tadena Pasadena Burbank and Glendale Long Beach scene of a disastrous quake in 1933 said there was a gentle rumbling there It shook buildings in downtown and eastern Los Angeles Police switchboards were swamped with calls but all of them were anxious queries The sheriffs office said that it had no reports of damage Apparentlythe quake was local San Bernardino Lancaster Indio and other cities in southern Cali fornia reported that it was unfelt Physician Revives Man Who Died Los Angtles C Lewis 46 year old aircraft armament in spector dead for 12 to 15 minjjtes a week agohis doctor says And he was revived by an unique emergency measure Lewis an employe of the Hughes Aircraft Corp who lives at Santa Monica went to his doc tors office last Friday for minor surgery An anesthetist injected the usual amount of sodium pentathol a commonly used anesthetic and Lewis a surgeon said died The surgeon remembered that in some seemingly hopeless cases of drowning resuscitation may be accomplished if a bone is broken He snapped Lewis 10th left rib with his hands and the patient revived Couch Will Head AFL Group Again Vote So Close in Thursdays Ballot That Recount Taken A A Couch Des Moines was reelected to the presidency of the Iowa State Federation of La bor beating his opponent James J Murphy Sioux City by 12 votes in the final session of the state convention Thursday A total of 395 ballots were cast Couch receiving 203 and Mur phy 191 The vote was so close a recount was made The 1950 convention goes to Sioux City however the only city contending for the honors Other officers elected were Le Roy Jones Clinton vice presi dent who was unopposed and J J Brown Dubuque who was re elected secretarytreasurer District representatives elected were Floyd Smith Sioux City district one L Curtise Wood Ce dar Rapids district two James E Lewis Burlington district three and HarryB McFall Des Moines district four Trustees Chosen Trustees elected were Wade McReynolds O 11 u m w a and 77 DIES OF BURNS Manilla JP John McMahon 90 of Manilla severely burned in a fire at his home Tuesday died in a Den i son hospital Wednesday A A COUCH George A Hartnett Des Moinet The convention closed with a banquet at the V F W club house following which the dele gates were entertained by Fred Garwin of the IOWP Hardware Mutuals company with his par ticular type of humor and philos ophy Douglas F Sherwin formerly of KGLO and now with Imperial Seed company of Clear Lake was the master of ceremonies George OMalley Des Moines was the speaker The Country Clubbers played for the dance that followed South China despite large mountain areas where few people live has a far greater population than the United States although it covers less than onefourth the land area Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly fair Friday night Low Friday night 45 to 50 Saturday partly cloudy and cooler with high in low 70s Iowa A few local thundershow ers south portion early Friday night Partly cloudy and cooler Saturday Low Friday night 45 north to 50 south Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 5 to 10 degrees above normal Nor mal highs 72 normal low 47 Cooler Saturday Moderate temperatures Sunday Warmer Monday cooler Tuesday Dry weather continuing with little or no precipitation indicated except for a few scattered thundershowers in south por tion Friday evening cloudy Friday night and Saturday Cooler Fri day night and south and central portions Saturday INMASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a nx Friday Maximum Minimum 8 a m Friday YEAR AGO Maximum Afinimum 80 57 72 31 ;