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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 24, 1950, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THl NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH I 0 W A N S N I I G H B 0 R E VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy HOME EDITION Claim General Impeded Army Finance Probe by Hiding Evidence in Safe MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 24 1950 Newsfeatures SHE TORE UP HIS LETTERS Marco newest entry In the Frank SinatraAva Gard BerM a r i o C a b r e merrygo round looks at one of Marios letters in New York before an nouncing she was through with the amorous bullfighter Pe pita Is annoyed at Marios at tentions to Ava They have been engaged 18 months Pepita said Meanwhile Sinatra is home in Los Angeles bearing gifts for his estranged wife Nancy and his children ScorfScolds GOP Antiques Iowa City HughD Scott says he is fed up to the point of nausea with some republican antiques in his party The former GOP national chair man was one of the speakers at Tuesdays Republican Political Party day on the University of Iowa campus In addition to the scolding of some GOP members the small band of students attending the political session also heard Presi dent Trumans fair deal admin istration castigated Scott told the students Im fed up to the point of nau sea with the frothing cliches of re publican antiques who foam with gripes against metooism and think it is enough merely to say that they are for liberty and against socialism Candidates from throughout the state attended the meeting They included State Senator Richard V Leo RDysart and W H Nicholas Mason City can didates for lieutenant governor Edna Lawrence candidate for state auditor and U S Senator B B Hickenlooper seeking renomi nation By GLENN MARTZ Washington Gen E J Bean commanding officer was accused Wednesdayof hampering a federal in vestigation of the armys St Louis finance center bv con cealing evidence in his office safe A house investigator said he was told by the general ac counting office that sat on evidence in the case while its investigators were check ing a report that a woman em ploye tried to steal 700 uncashed government checks He quoted GAO officials as say ing Bean gave them a green light to make the investigation after it was ordered by a house postoffice and civil service sub committee to prevent a white wash Its agents at first were unable to track down anything to support the charge they said because they were handicapped by a lack of leads and evidence It was learned laterthey said that dence in the case was locked up in Gen Beans office safe The informant said Bean pro duced the evidence after the com mittee ordered a further check He said the general apologized say ing he thought the investigation was being conducted by a congres sional committee staff By that time he said most em ployes at the center who might have been able to throw some light on the case no longer were working there GAO officials appeared before a house armed services subcom mittee for further questioning about this and other alleged ir regularities at the center Chairman Paul J Kilday D Texas has asked the house for power to subpoena Mrs Sally Dewey a former employe who has filed 112 separate charges against the center including the one oh the theft attempt Truman Compromises oh Loan to lowan Made in War I Burlington IP Elmer Van Tine Iowa ordnance plant work er and a cookin President Tru mans World war I company re ceived a letter from the president Wednesday It contained Van Tines check for Van Tine borrowed Mr Truman after the armistice in 1918 in order to join the Shrine with other members of the com pany When the president stopped at Burlington on his recent cross country trip Van Tine handed him a note and a check for Of this was for interest on the 1918 loan Mr Trumans letter Wednesday stated Now Im not in the mon ey lending business and I didnt expectto have any interest piled up on the loan suggest that Van He went on to Tine send him a check for and call it quits Van Tine sent the check for Wednesdaj Taft Wherry in Assault on Foreign Aid By DON WHlTEHEAD Washington JP Republican senate leaders directed an attack on President Trumans point 4 plan Wednesday which threatened to delay final congressional action on the foreign aid authorization bill GOP Floor Leader Wherry of Nebraska and Senator Taft of Ohio republican senate policy committee chief led the assault Wherry said amajor effort would be made to send the aid bill back to a senatehouse conference for a revision of the point 4 program to aid backward areas of Jhe world The measure was approved Tuesday by the house 247 to 88 This is a toeinthedoor pro gram to open up worldwide aid after the Marshall plan ends Wherry told a reporter Democratic leaders deny that point after the 4th point in Mr Trumans 1949 inaugural be used as the basis for another huge aid pro gram after the Marshall plan for European recovery ends in 1952 But Wherry said he would fur nish the senate with a list of 44 irrigation power and road pro jects all over the world that the state department intends to start under the language of the point 4 amendment Iowa JCC Head Comes Out for National Office Marshalltown W Kemler Marshalltown state pres ident of the Junior Chamber of Commerce in 1948 Wednesday an nounced his candidacy for the of fice of president of the United States Junior Chamber of Com merce Election of the president will be at the national convention in Chi cago June 15 16 and 17 Kemler was indorsed by the Iowa Junior Chamber of Commerce at its state convention Des Moines this month He is an attorney 35 and has been a member of the Marshall town Junior Chamber since 1940 With the exception of time in the air force Kemler has been an of ficer or a member of the board of directors here every year This Paper Consists of Two One No 194 WELCOME TO POWER PLANT Charles E Strickland general manager of Peoples Gas and E ectric welcomes part of the group of utility executives who arrivedon a special car here Wednesday for the first day of the P G and E power plant opening Leftto right Strickland B E superintendent of buildings and transportation here and the following from Kansas City E L Mueller O A Starcke C C An derson A D Payton Fred J Gun ther manager of operations of Kansas City Power and Light and Robert A Olson secretarytreas urer and director The open house for the public will be held Thursday at the plant 420 Delaware S E from 2 to 8 p m A total of 150 pub lic utility executives public of ficials and contractors were here for the open house Wednesday morning and a luncheon at Hotel Hanford at noon P G E employes and their families were to inspect the plant Wednesday afternoon the 4 Ma son Cityservice clubs Thursday noon to be followed fay the pub lic open house Farm Supports Cant Continue Says Al Loveland Atlantic J Love land democratic senatorial candi date says we cant go on forever buying up feed and storing it away from the people The housewives and the work ing people wont stand for it he said in a political address here Tuesday night and they shouldnt stand for it because it isnt ne cessary Loveland again warned of the decline in farm income the last 3 years due to fallingprices and said it is important that we get this farm policy question settled fairly soon J InMocArthurs Custody Congress to Decide Where Vast Treasure Chest Goes By WILLIAM F ARBOGAST Washington AP An oriental treasure chest filled with gold and precious gems and in custody of General Douglas MacArthur has aroused the curiosity of congress An investigator for the house interstate and foreign merce committee has assigned to the job of getting the details particularly plans for disposition of the treasure of un told value A subcommittee heard about the fabulous chest from Former Sec retary of War Robert P Patterson during unheralded hearings on legislation dealing with alien prop erty and war claims Members disclosed the testimony Wednesday General MacArthur Patterson testified has the key to the chest and is awaiting orders as to dis position of the treasurer which Patterson said consists of jewel ry precious items gold and for eign currency SHAKE HANDS AFTER CONTRACT and General Ktors officials shake hands all around in Detroit after surprise announcement of a contract agreement between the auto union and GM Tuesday From left UAWCIO President Walter P Heather T A Johnstone head of the GM division of the UAW Harry W Anderson GM vice president in charge of personnel and Louis G Seaton assistant to Anderson Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and cooler Wednesday night with oc casional showers or thunder storms Patrly cloudy and cool Thursday Low Wednesday night 48 High Thursday 78 Iowa Thursday partly cloudy cooler east and south Low Wed nesday night 45 northwest 55 southeast High Thursday 70 to 75 northwest near 75 southeast Further outlook Fiar with mod erate temperature and low hu midity Friday Low Thursday night 42 to 50 High Friday 75 to 80 Saturday partly cloudy and warmer Minnesota Partly cloudy and cooler Wednesday niglit Mostly fair and rather cool Thursday Low Wednesday night 3540 northwest to near 45 southeast High Thursday 60 northwest to 6570 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 83 Minimum 62 At 8 a m 66 YEAR AGO Maximum fit Minimum 37 Try Ellis on 1st Degree Judge Rules Des Moines Judge Loy Ladd Wednesday overruled a defense motion that the first de gree murder trial of Tommy Ellis 17 be thrown out of court because of an error in the indictment Defense attorneys for the AWOL soldier accused of the knife slay ing of Mrs Flora Bryan 85 point ed to the error in their opening statement Tuesday after the jurv was sworn in They said the indictment cited a chapter of the Iowa code dealing with rape and not murder How sustained a motion by the Polk county attorney that the state be allowed to amend the in dictment After Ladd overruled the de fense the state began presenting its witnesses in an attempt to that Ellis killed Mrs Bryan last Feb 4 in a robbery The first witness was Ellis sis Robert Albey She told of her brothers visit to her home Marshal Wavel War f Hero in Africa Dies Led British Assault on Italian Army London Earl Wavell the 1eyed British field marshal who crushed Italian armies in Africa 10 years ago died Wednes day The veteran soldier who also served as viceroy of India in the turbulent period after the war un derwent an abdominal operation on May 5 his 67th birthday He suffered a relapse Sunday A daring strategist who believed in taking calculated risks Archi bald Percival Wavell won the first substantial victories for Britain in the last war He turned the tide temporarily at least in 1940 and 1941 and inspired the empire with hope in a time of deep depression Wavell drove Italian forces from Egypt cleared much of Ci renaica and smashed the strongest elements of Mussolinis African troops Reverses followed for Britain in Africa the German Africa corps under Field Marshal Erwin Rom mel striking back powerfully while the British were occupied in Greece Waveli was transferred to the British command in India where in a period of great po litical turbulence he became vice roy In the far east as a military commander and a political leader he played a role in the war against the Japanese which was deeply appreciated in America Wavell was awarded the legion of merit after the war by President Tru man 2 days killed before Mrs Bryan was Girl Dies From Auto Injuries Oskaloosa Marie Uarren 24 of Oskaloosa died Wed nesday in an Oskaloosa hospital of injuries suffered in an automobile accident a few hours earlier The car she was driving oc cupied also by 5 young men hit a soft shoulder and overturned on highway 63 about a mile north of here She was thrown clear of the car and into a ditch The car came to rest upside down on the high way Bill Scharff of Oskaloosa suf fered injuries which attendants described as not serious The other young men escaped injury Auto Industry Sees Brightest Scene in Years By GLENN ENGLE Detroit JP The sudden and significant new General Motors contract left the auto industiy Wednesday in its most settled con dition in years All the Big Three GM Ford and some of the socalled independents were signed up with the CIO United Auto Workers for at least 2 years Longest of all the agreements is the unprecedented 5year Gen eral Motors pact announced Tues day It does not permit even a wage reopening before 1955 The Ford contract allows either the company or union to ask for wage adjustments once before it expires in 1952 The Chrysler con tract permits 2 wage reopenings by either side in its 3year dura tion All this seemed to leave both sides in the industry satisfied Management was looking for ward to long periods free from la bor strife The UAW was hopeful of using the Big Three agreements as patterns at scores of smaller firms where bargaining has been held up pending the big settle ments The union claimed it was far superior to either the strikeless Ford settlement last September or the Chrysler settlement at the end of a 100day strike May 4 Its major provisions were these 1 Continuation of the unique escalator clause in the old 2 year contract This hitches the wages of nearly 250000 GM workers to the cost of living as measured by the labor departments bureau of labor statistics 2 A guaranteed 4 cent hourly wage boost when the contract goes into effect next Monday and an other each May 29 thereafter for the next 4 years This is known as an annual improvement fac tor unaffected by ups and downs in living costs 3 Pensions of at least a month including federal socialse curity benefits with a maximum of if the government pay ments are increased by congress Full pensions are payable at age 65 after 25 years of service EARL WAVELL Expect Draft Low Extension by Nightfall By BARNEY LIVINGSTONE Washington 2year ex tension of the selective service law was ticketed for house con sideration Wednesday with pas sage probable before nightfall While extending the draft until 1952 the proposed legislation would put actual inductions on a standby basis subject to the de cision of congress to call up men for service All youths between 18 and 26 would continue to register with their draft boards and be pro cessed as at present But until the house and senate acting together declared a nation al emergency existed which re quired an increase in the armed forces 1 No inductions could be or dered 2 The president could not mo bilize industry or take over war essential plants 3 No 18yearold could enlist 4 Voluntary enlistments of less than 2 years would be prohibited The draftextension bill also authorizes the president upon declaration of a national emer gency to order into active service all members of the military re serve for 21 months However 18 yearold reserves would be ex cused from this duty at their own request No largescale opposition was anticipated by house leaders Con gress has been warned by defense chiefs that continuation of selec tive service is essential for the duration of war HoldGoldAide to Fuchs on Bail Washington Senator Ed win C Johnson pre dicted Wednesday the FBI ar rest of a Philadelphia chemist as an associate of British Atomic Spy Klaus Fuchs is only the be ginning of a roundup of other accomplices By ORLO ROBERTSON Philadelphia A 39year old Philadelphia research chemist of Russian extraction is held Wednesday in bail charged with receiving atomic bombsecreis from Dr Klaus Fjuchs and turning them over to Soviet Russia Dj Fuchs is the former top British atomic scientist serving 14 years for passing atom secrets to Russia Arrest of Harry Gold senior bio chemist in one of largest hospit als for the last 2 years was announced in on Tuesday night by Atty Genj eral McGrath and FBI Direc tor J Edgar Hoover A few min utes 1 at ex in the Philadel phia chambers ofFederalJudge P McGranery the short pudgy Gold was given a15mintite hearing v and hustled off to Philadelphias Moyamensing in lieu of bail Golds work at Philadelphia General hospital was on federally financed heart research The time of his arrest was hot disclosed The jurist told Gold during the hastily called hearing that he did not have to speak without benefit of v counsel And Gold spoke only twice He admitted he was the Gold named in the warrant and requested per mission to telephone a brother in Philadelphia to obtain counsel Judge McGranery granted the re quest Later the brother Joseph told reporters he had received a call from Harry Joseph said his older brother had been employed at the Philadelphia General hospital as a civil service senior biochemist In announcing the arrest Mc Grath said the charges were based on information supplied by Dr Fuchs who was arrested in Febru ary and pleaded guilty March 1 CAPTURE IOWA FUGITIVE St Joseph Mo Leo Fran cis Ward 51 wanted on a charge of breaking jail at Red Oak Iowa in January 1949 was held here Wednesday for Iowa authorities He served a 12day sentence for petty theft here GOLD SAME Black flar means traffic death In pait St Houri IOWA NEWSPAPER PLANT ae shown Pounng water into the upper floor of the Fairfie d Ledger building at the height of the blaze which destroyed i y bUllding and caused much and smoke damage to the newspaper plant in the lower story The newspaper iesumed publication Wednesday Have You Been Counted In The 1950 Census IF NOT PHONE 3800 BEFORE 7 P M ;