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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 19, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THf HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH iOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL UV Associated Presj and United Press Full Lease Wires HOME EDITION mm Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 19 1949 Thii Paper Consist of Section Ont Ko Delegates to Motor Vehicle Group Meeting WELCOME TO lOWAThese delegates to the 12state regional meeting o the Amet can Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators were the first outofstaters to amve w T6 plane Wednesday for the 2day session which opened M C Conners of Oklahoma national AAMVA G R Carroll chief of the Colorado highway patrol Hugh Waggoner mid west field representative of the National Safety council and former chief of the Mis souri highway patrol and Sgt Lou Krieger head of the Mason City office of the high way patrol More than 100 top motor safety officials are expected to attend the meet ing aimed at further uniformity in motor vehicle procedures among the states Negotiators Try to Avert Deere Strike Moline 111 medi ators sought Thursday to avert a threatened strike of 15000 CIO United Auto Workers employes at John Deere Co farm equipment plants in Illinois and Iowa The federal mediation service asked permission to intervene in the contract dispute when negotia tions broke down Deere plants in East Moline 111 and Des Moines Dubuque Water loo and Ottumwa Iowa would be shut down by the strike Edward F Piingle Chicago and Edward S Jackson Des Moines held their first session with union and management officials Wednes day Ration Water in Fort Worth Fort Worth Tex al guardsmen patrolled the streets Thursday guarding against loot ers as floodvvaters of the Trinity river receded from Fort Worth homes Faced with a critical shortage of water for drinking and cooking the city council asked all stores theaters and other establishments to call a business holiday un less they had private water sup plies The Trinity river was returning steadily to its banks but some authorities estimated that the sud den flood that began Tuesday had caused damage Thousands of Fort Worths 330000 residents lined up at pub lic schools to get water rationed from supplies brought in by 34 tank trucks Others joined queues at 14 centers to receive anti typhoid innoculations Authorities called out 200 na tional guardsmen after looting was reported in the damaged homes and stores where the river was falling Broken mains intensified the water shortage A 20inch pipe supplying water to the north side from the Holly pumping station broke when an old bridge gave way Between 6000 and 7000 persons still were homeless At the height of the flood 13000 persons were driven out of their lowlying houses Patrolman Dies in Car Truck Crash Red Oak Klinke fus 34 year old state highway patrolman of Atlantic was killed in a cartruck collision east of here Wednesday Sheriff George Christian said the crash on highway 34 involved the highway patrol car and a semitrailer driven by John Rob erts of Kansas City The sheriff said Klinkefus was traveling west and the truck east behind another car also going east As the car ahead of the truck turned off a side road the truck jacknifed into the patrol car An inquest has been set for Thursday afternoon at Red Oak Coroner Ray Sutphen said Iowa is a land of sunshine and honey said Al Kahl Iowa com missioner of public safety as he welcomed delegates to the 2 day 12 state regional conference of the Association of American Motor Vehicle Administrators here Thursday But its honey today he added Thats what the farmers want is president of the 12state group represented Also present Thursday were officials from sev eral other states They were here to attend the meeting of state and provincial heads of the Interna tional Association of Chiefs of Po lice Their meeting is being held in conjunction with the main ses sions A N Jespersen chief of the Iowa highway patrol is in charge of the IACP meeting Hall Speaks W Earl Hall managing editor of the GlobeGazette who re cently succeeded Paul G Hoff man as chairman of the committee on public support for the Presi dents Highway Safety Confer ence was the featured speaker Thursdaj iriorning The safety movement is not in need of more or better experts Hall said When 9 of 10 pelsons want it well have it It all stems from desire Safety is not a glamorous prod uct And in the matter of saving lives youre talking about some thing that hasnt happened he cited I dont know how many lives Ive saved by safety editorials but I hope at least one Hall said 19 Year Record He pointed out that the Globe Gazette for more than 19 years has had at least one preachment daily on safety Others appearing on the morn ing program were M C Connors of Oklahoma City national pres ident of AAMVA L S Harris ex ecutive di r e c t o r of AAMVA Washington D C and Basil Creighton assistant director The latter explained the organizations efforts during the past year to gain uniformity in state vehicle laws The various groups were in committee sessions Thursday aft ernoon and will present recom mendations Friday Radio broadcasts in connection with the conference were offered on 2 Mason City stations Thurs day afternoon At p m a group was to give an open forum on KGLO and at p m a safety transcription was to be giv en on KSMN Larson to Give Address Attorney General Robert L Larson is to be the speaker at the Thursday evening banquet in the Wedgewood room Mayor How ard E Bruce will welcome the group The banquet will be at 7 p m preceded by a reception from to Groups which are furnishing courtesy breakfasts lunches and entertainment during the confer ence include National Automo bile Transporters association State Automobile Insurance asso ciation Iowa Automobile Dealers association Western Mutual Fire Insurance company Employers Mutual Casualty company Mason City and Clear Lake Chambers of Commerce Farmers Mutual Cas u a 11 y company Allied Mutual Casualty company Iowa Motor Truck association Hawkeye Cas u a 11 y company WallaceHome stead company and R L Polk and company Ask Removal of 500000 US Workers 7 Byrd Makes Plea as Senate Moves on Economy Measure Washington Byrd pleading anew for econ omy Thursday called on the Tru man administration to lop 500000 employes off the federal payroll The Virginia lawmaker made his appeal as the senate got ready to vote on a fresh proposal to trim an appropriation bill 5 per cent Previous attempts by an economy group to cut 2 other money bills by the same percentage have failed Senator Ferguson RMich of fered the reduction amendment to the measure carrying nearly 465000000 in cash and loan au thority for the agriculture depart ment The proposed 5 per cent cut would apply to the cash item in the bill He sain his amendment would save about Byrds call for a sharp slash in the number of civilian employes in the executive branch of the government was in a statement accompanying the regular month ly report of the joint committee on reduction of nonessential fed eral expenditures Byrd is chair man At average civilian pay of more than a year every day we are adding more than 5750000 to the annual federal payroll Byrd said He added It appears that the bureau cracy is out of control with respecl to personnel and drastic action i necessary The Virginian said the number of civilians employed in the exec utive branch within the United States has been increasing at the rate of 322 a day for 15 months He said that at the end of March there was a total of 2111257 em ployes on the rolls in that branch Red Blockade Lifted on Helmstedt Road ROBERT L LAUSOf Speaker BULLETIN New York govern ment rested its case Thursday in the communist conspiracy trial now in its 18th week Oliver Cleveland Plant Signs Pact With Machinists Cleveland An improved vacation clause and a wage re opening provision are contained in an agreement signed here Wednes day by Oliver Corp and the Inter national Association of Machinists Ind A company spokesman said wage rates remain the same but either party may reopen the wage issue upon 30 days notice any time during the one year life of the contract Under the new vacation clause a worker will receive one weeks vacation with pay after 6 months employment Previously he had to be employed for one year and his eligibility was based on a specified date which often made the time Lun longer than a year Eligibility for a 2 week vacation with pay remains at 5 years death tm 24 40 Homes Built by Marshalltown Paper Marshalltown More than 40 new houses were offered for rent in Marshalltown Thursday in an effort to relieve the housing shortage here one of the areas in Iowa still subject to rent control regulations Paul G Norris Jr general manager of the Marshalltown TimesRepublican said the houses are available now at monthly rentals generally between and a month The newspaper built the houses hoping eventually to sell all of them Norris said They will be rented subject to sale on a standard lease he added Trial Nearer in MacNider Case Supreme Court Denies Appeal by Ontjes Trial of the suit agains Hanford MacNider by Donald C Barrett and other stockholders o the Northwestern States Port land Cement company movec nearer Thursday after a ruling by the Iowa supreme court The high court refused the plaintiffs the right to appea from rulings in the case by the C e r r o Gordo county distric court F A Ontjes attorney fo the plaintiffs brought the ques tion before the supreme court The case is scheduled for tria in the June session of court be fore Judge Shannon Charlton Manchester who was assigned by the chief justice of the su preme court to hear the evidence Barrett and his associates claim MacNider was paid in ex cessive salaries and bonuse while president of the company in which they are stockholders Schleswig Man Dies When Car Leaves Roac Des Moines 7P Edward C Rienking 21 of Schleswig wa killed Thursday in an automobil accident the state safet3 depart ment reported His car ran off the road half mile east of Gushing on high way 20 Nationalist Troops Seem to Hold Own Government Claims Red Attacks Nipped in Pootung Sector Shanghai Under drizzly skies with the guns booming in he distance Shanghai entered an other night of sjege with ominous ndications everywhere Encirclink communists were rushing theo attack on the Poo ung sector along the lower reaches of the Whangpoo river But it was a movement of government troops into the city from the quiet south west defense area and a one hour earlier curfew 9 p m that had everybody uneasy At the time the nationalists seemed to be holding their own against the compressing red arc But the vacating of defense areas notably Hung Jao road was baf fling It could mean the nationalists holding the advantage of interior lines merely were shifting their strength to more vulnerable spots But the earlier curfew and sundry other reports including one that the bund may be closed to traffic put an aspect to the picture that did not jibe with reported nation alist victories lately Lunghwa air field sure to be one of the first targets of any de termined communist drive could hear the noise of battle at twi light The control tower said it sounded like mortar fire about 5 miles The airplanes of Chinese big wigs were said to be warmed up It was utterly impossible to con firm this rumor But if that is true the jig may be up The latest garrison communique described nationalist successes in beating off red attacks on the Poo tung back door front 6 to 8 miles down the river from midtown Senate Okays Matthews for Navy Post Washington senate today unanimously confirmed Francis P Matthews of Omaha as secretary of navy The senate also unanimously approved Gen Lucius Clay American commander in Europe who just returned from the cold war to have the 4 stars of a per manent general on the retired list Chairman Millard Tydings D Md of the armed services com mittee asked for and received im mediate action on the nomina tions The senate also approved at his request by unanimous vote the nominations of Dan A Kimball of California to be undersecre tary of navy and Gordon Gray of North Carolina to be undersecre tary of army WALKING thats where our bridge went AP Wlrephoto the Oklahoma highway de partment said after a flash flood in Whitebread creek near Gracemont The 300foot span was swept 100 feet from its moorings in the states torrential rains It is a total loss AP Wlrephoto SURPRISE DEFENSE WITNESSES John Wilkerson left and Mrs Cleo Mueller owners of a private detective agency in St Louis were called to appear as defense wit nesses in the trial of Dr Robert C Rutledge Jr in Cedar Rapids Wednesday Mrs Mueller is slated to testify Thursday Detective Says Hattman Made Threat Against Dr Rutledge Cedar Rapids private detective testified Thurs day that Byron C Hattman had a knife and indirectly threat ened last October to use it on Dr Robert C Rutledge Jr 28 of St Louis Dr Rutledge is on trial for murder in the knifewound Hattman in a Rapids hotel room last Dec 14 John Wilkerson 41 coowner of the Allied Detective agency of St Louis also told the jury that Hattman wanted 52000 to go to alifornia and leave the Rut ledges alone The defense contends Hattman forcibly seduced Mrs Sydney Rutledge 23 after plying her with whisky and then demanded money to leave the Rutledges alone Met Doctors Wife Hattman a 29yearold St Louis aircraft specialist had met the doctors after Mrs Rut ledge took a job with the Emer son Electric Manufacturing com pany of St Louis where he also worked Wilkerson testified Hattman drew a knife during a confer ence the 2 men had in a St Louis restaurant parking lot late last October He said it was the 2nd time he had met Hattman in Dr Rutledges behalf I told him Hattman that he better not bother the Rutledges because his demands for money sounded like blackmail and that if he didnt leave the Rutledges alone wed have to go to Emerson officials and see what they could do the private detective said Made Him Mad That made him mad and he took out a knife in his right hand and said you tell that S B hed better not cause me any trouble out there Then he said some thing about him Hattman not being a doctor but that he could operate too Wilkerson contin ued The defense claims Rutledge went to Cedar Rapids by prear rangement to pay Hattman off and get him out of their lives Mrs Sullivan to Get Biggest Bonus Des Moines Thomas F Sullivan of Waterloomother of the 5 brothers who went down to gether on their ship in the south Pacific will get a World war II bonus the Iowa bonus board said Thursday That undoubtedly will be the largest single bonus paid a spokesman for the board com mented Mrs Sullivan has ap plied for the bonus on 4 or her sons and probably will receive the beneficiarys amount for each of them he continued The 5th and youngest son Al bert was married His widow also of Waterloo will apply for the bonus due him the board has been informed Get BOTTLES Dublin to the Republic of Ireland will be al lowed to take 2 bottles of whisky out of the country starting Thurs day previous limit Show Strike Scene Film in Rath Case British in Protest on Soviet Stand No Explanation for Removal of Truck Restriction Berlin h e Russians lifted their little blockade on German truck traffic to Berlin Thursday night a few minutes after the British filed an official protest against it The Soviets gave no immediate explanation for the removal of the restrictions on trucking to Berlin on the Helmstedt auto bahn other than to say that the confusion has now ended The soviet action climaxed a 2day trucking war between the east and the west over the ship ment of supplies to Berlin by German trucks on the 4lane superhighway to the Angloso viet zonal border at Helmstedt Just before the British protest was filed reports to Berlin dis closed that the Soviets had seized a number of German trucks bound for the city At the same time British author ities acknowledged the gravity of the eastwest dispute by announc ing that they were considering sus pending all German trucking from the western zones into Ber lin Western transport authorities said the Russians seized the Ger man trucks after allowing them to pass the zonal border at Herren berg 35 miles northeast of Ham burg Russian soldiers seized the cargos anddrivers along vith the trucks the transport officials re ported Waterloo pictures of scenes during the strike at the Rath Packing plant taken by non striking employes of the Rath Packing company and by Police Officer Glenn McKinney were shown at the night session of the Everett Hopper conspiracy case Wednesday C I McNutt defense counsel brought out that Hopper was not shown in any of the pictures of violence and appeared only in one view of a peaceful scene on the north side of Sycamore street across the street from the plant Questioning by Allan Herrick special prosecutor and Robert Buckmaster assistant prosecutor brought outthat George Sherrill Rath official who had taken some of the pictures had observed Hop per on the railroad tracks ahead of Waterloo Cedar Falls Northern freight cars that were entering the plant grounds The state is at tempting to show that the pickets interferred with the entrance of railroad cars into the plant It is the defenses contention that the pickets ran ahead of the cars and were using only peaceful McNutt asker if Sher rill could identify Hopper in the picture of the cars moving into the plant property Sherrill said he could not Hope to End Battle of 2 Police Chiefs Litchficld 111 UR Litchfield citizens hoped Thursday that a city council meeting Thursday evening would end the towns battle of the police chiefs The battle started when Mayor C Willard Peterson appointed Le Roy Franklin to succeed Chief R G Stiefel The city council refused to ap prove the appointment Stiefel who said he really doesnt want the job anymore refused to give it up to Franklin He said an ordinance states he must serve until the coun cil confirms the appointment of successor Since then the 2 police have patrolled the opposite side of Main street carefully avoiding each other Parking meter patrolman Jamex McNamara said he liked it Both of them helped him take nickels out of the parking meters on their re spective sides of the streets One solution to the problem came from City Alderman Jolly We ought to appoint a 3rd chief he said We could make him chief of the chiefs KILLED ON TRACTOR Wyoming James 18 son of Mr and Mrs Cecil James was killed Wednesday when the tractor he was operating on the farm northwest of here overturned Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and cool through Friday Low Thursday night 42 High Friday about 60 Iowa Partly cloudy and cooler Thursday night Friday partly cloudy with higher afternoon temperatures Scattered showers west portion Low Thursday night 4045 north 4448 south Minnesota Clearing and cool Thursday night with frost or freezing temperatures Mostly cloudy and warmer Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thurs day Maximum 78 Minimum 45 At 8 a m Thursday 48 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 77 Minimum JM Find CoAuthor of Play Dead in Filled Bathtub New York Heg gen 31 year old coauthor of Broadway hit Mister Roberts was found dead Thursday in a waterfilled bathtub of his apart ment Police said death was caused by asphyxiation by submersion There were no further immedi ate details on the circumstances of his death Friends of Heggen said he may have taken sleeping pills before he got into the tub 2 Youths Drown in Pond on Farm Menlo bodies of Wayne Dey and Don Phynique both 10 were found in a farm pond near here Wednesday night Authorities said they drowned The boys clothing was found at the edge of the pond after they had been missing since Wednesday afternoon The Dey boys father Virgil recovered the bodies GETS OBCEK AWARD Athene P Maj Bruce E Koch Guthrie Center Iowa ii of 3 U S army engineer to re ceive by King Paul received the order at Phoenix ;