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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 28, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LED United Prut Full Leased Wim Five CenU Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 28 1947 This Paper Two Section COLD AND SNOW CHILL NORTH IOWA i GlobeGazette Fhotu MAY Harrison 8 of 709 3rd N E was bound for school Wednesday with a bright shiny um for April showers but a May snowstorm Jean attends 2nd grade at Lincoln She was in front of the school Administration building when this photo was taken as huge snow flakes were coming down 7 White Men Are Arrested on Charges of Kidnaping Negro Hint More Warrants Will Be Issued for Attempted Lynching Jackson N Car state of North Carolina following up fast breaking developments in at tempting mob action against a young Negro here last Friday Wednesday prepared to bring 7 white men to trial on charges of kidnaping in the affair Governor R Gregg Cherry an nounced in state capital at Raleigh that the men would be brought to trial August 4 in the Northampton county superior court at Jackson Meanwhile Solicitor Ernest Tyler said additional arrests may be forthcoming Wednesday Names of the 7 eachfreed un der bond were listed by George P Burgwyn Northampton county clerk of court as Robert Vann pickle factory workerRus sell Bryant filling station opera tor Linwood Bryant and Gilbert Bryant brothers carpenters Glenn Collier barber Joe Cun ningham assistant theater man ager and W C Cooper lunch stand operator all of Rich Square A warrant for the seven naming each of them on three counts was issued at the office of Magistrate J H Boone only a short distance from the Northampton county jail where an armed and masked band seized 24yearold Godwin Bud dy Bush shortly aftert he was arrested as a suspect in the alleged attempted rape of a young white stenographer in nearby Rich Square The developments Tuesday night followed closely an announcement by the FBI in Washington that a confession had been obtained from one of the members of the mob and that he had implicated seven other white persons The FBI re porting there was no indication of federal law violation said the in formation had been turned over to authorities in this northeastern North Carolina county The men Solicitor Ernest Tyler said are charged in three counts to break and en ter a jail with intent to injure or kill Bush arid entering a jail with intent to injure or kill Bush and Bush a young sawmill worker meanwhile is being held in Central prison in Raleigh where he was rushed after surrendering himself to officers Sunday He gave himself up after mak ing a bold break for freedom just after the mob had whisked him from the jail After making his getaway he hid without food for 48 hours in the dense pine forests surrounding his town DISAGREE ON 2 LABOR ISSUES Conferees m Accord on Other Provisions Washington 4 Senator Taf1 ROhio said Wednesday thai congress members writing the final draft of labor legislation are in flat disagreement on 2 issues but are in accord on nearly al other provisions The Ohio senator told reporters the issues on which housesenate conferees are deadlocked are 1 Whether food processors ant plant guards should be excludec from coverage by the Wagner col lective bargaining act as provided in the house bill 2 What rules of evidence shoult apply in consideration by the courts and the national labor re lations board of unfair labor charges Taft said the conference com mittee members will check with their colleagues in the house and senate on thesematters before try ing again to iron them out One of the earliest recorded cold spells in England occurrec in 1205 when the ground was frozen from midJanuary unti the first day of spring The re sult was a food shortage and a tenfold price increase 26 MORE NAZIS ARE EXECUTED FOR ATROCITIES Hangings Total 48 in 2Day Execution of Prison Camp Officials Landsber UR Twentysix Mauthausen concentration camp officials and doctors were hanged y the U S army Wednesday in he 2day mass execution of 48 professional nazi murderers One of the 27 men scheduled to hang Wednesday won a tem porary reprieve at the last mo nent and was saved from the singlefile march to twin black gallows of Landsberg prison Twentytwo nazis were hanged Tuesday The 2day hanging was he greatest mass execution car ried out by the U S army in ermany The reprieved man was Otto Striegel He had been scheduled o die at noon but at 10 a m he was notified of his reprieve All 48 men hanged Tuesday and Wednesday were convicted of murders and tortures at the Maut lausen camp S S General August Eigruber of Linz Austria once the gaulcit er of Oberdonau was the most prominent on the death list Dur ing the trial at Dachau he was quoted as saying of Russian pris oners at Mauthausen all these swine will have to be finished Five Mauthausen medical ex perts convicted of gruesome ex periments on prisoners were ex ecuted Wednesday The 5 medical experts were Dr August Blei 53 Dr Friedrich En tress 32 Dr William Henkel 37 Dr Eduard Krebsbach 52 and Dr Waldemar Wolter 38 Among the charges on which they were convicted were sexual perversion castration forced in tercourse lethal injections and experiments to do away with their victims All the executed men and Striegel were convicted for act ing in pursuance of a common de sign to subject persons hereinafter described to killings beatings tortures starvation abuses and indignities in violation of the laws and usages of war Marion Votes Down Annexation Move to Cedar Rapids Marion the largest turn out since 1928 Marion voters bal loted 1457 to 454 Tuesday against this towns annexation by Cedar Rapids The unofficial straw vote was held to provide the city council with information on the publics attitude when the annexation question comes before it officially Mother Truman Shows Improvement President Plans Return to Desk Grandview Mo Truman is planning an tarly re turn to Washington in view of the amazing improvement of his mother in the past few days Presidential Press Secretary Charles G Ross said Mrs Martha E Trumans improvement has reached such a point that if there is no setback Wednesday the president may safely consider an early return to the white house Boss made his observation at a news conference at a m CST a lew hours after the pres ident said his mother had the best night Tuesday night since he flew here May 17 MIXED True in winter garb and Ralston McKee in summer attire were busy at the Mason City Municipal airport right shoveling snow and mowing grass respectively They are city employes on the maintenance squad at the port E C Vredenburg station manager of MidContinent Air Lines snapped the pic ture Things were slow for him No planes were landing Wednesday UNION REJECTS FORD PAY OFFER Company Proposes 1 5 Cent Wage Boost Detroit The CIO United Auto workers Wednesday rejected a proposal by the Ford Motor Co for a 15 cent increase for 130000 production workers The company made the offer earlier in an announcement that 20000 salaried employes would receive a 10 per cent wage in crease June 1 The union said its rejection was based on the companys failure to provide an oldage retirement plan However a spokesman indi cated that the UAWCIO might be willing to consider the offer calling for an 111 cent wage in crease plus 6 paid holidays equivalent to 15 cents if it was tied in with a retirement program The UAWCIO originally de manded a 231 cent an hour in crease The union said it would re sume bargaining with Ford Mon day The companys offer to its salaried employes was worded in such a way as to exclude 3800 striking foremen as long as they were not covered by a contract Senate Rejects Proposal to Hike Income Tax Exemptions Also Refuses Plan for Family Partnerships for Tax Purposes Washington proposal to raise the personal income tax ex emption to for single persons and for married couples was rejected 4427 Wednesday by the senate The amendment was offered by Senator McClellan DArk to the pending tax cut bill Present ex emptions are S500 each for the taxpayer and his spouse McClellan estimated the amend ment if adopted wouid have cut Scientists Study Death Rain Created by Atom Bomb Blast Washington are weighing the possibility of ex ploding an atomic bomb in the midst of storm clouds to create a literal rain of death The advantage of this technique experts studying the plan told a reporter Wednesday is that a city far inland could be drenched with radioactivity without the necessity of exploding a bomb under water as was done in the Bikini experiments Until now coastal cities or those near large rivers or lakes were the most probable targets such type atomic bombing There is however a definite possibility that the very power and heat of the bomb might foil the plan Some scientists contend that a bomb exploded in a cloud bank might first blast the cloud away and then dissipate its moisture high into the air and away from the target But proponents of the idea say it would be necessary only to watch the drift of weather toward a target and select a day when rain clouds several thousand feet thick were floating overhead Radar would pick up the target for the bombing plane and the bomb would be exploded in the thick of the storm Rain falling from the clouds would be pois oned with the deadly byproduct of the bombs explosion The use of radioactivity in this manner would be aside from previous reported plans for spray ing a target area with radioactive material released from an air plane Military strategists also are eye ing rainclouds in connection with another recent scientific discov ery the creation of artificial snow or rainstorms by the re lease of dry ice or solid carbon dioxide into clouds REPORT ATTACK ON VON PAPEN Former Nazi Diplomat Is Seriously Wounded Nuernberg UR Von Papen former nazi diplomat now serving a prison term at Regens burg was reported Wednesday to have been attacked and wounded seriously in the hospital ward of the prison by a former SS officer Wednesday Franz Von Pappen Jr son of the one time gray fox of Ger man diplomacy reported the at tack on his father He said the elder Von Papens nose and cheekbone were broken and his eyelid and lips were torn when the SS man believed to be insane struck him several times and then kicked him as he fell to the floor The son said Von Papen was in serious condition at Regensburg but appeared to be out of danger Iowas Vote Washington U S senators split Tuesday when the senate defeated 51 to 29 a pro posed amendment to the tax re duction bill which would have permitted husbands and wives in all states to split their incomes for tax purposes Senator Hick enlooper voted with the major ity Senator Wilson with the mi nority federal revenues a year and taken 8000000 to 9000000 taxpayers off the rolls The senate also voted down a proposal to recognize family part nerships for federal tax purposes By a 54 to 29 vote the senate turned down the plan also of fered bySenator McClellan McClellan declared that the in ternal revenue bureau refuses to allow husbandwife partnerships in noncommunity property states the advantage of splitting their partnership income for income tax purposes even in caseswhere the husband has paid a gift tax on the partnership interest given the wife Stepping up the voting pace the senate turned down 60 to 16 an amendment by Senator McCarran DNev which would have per mitted deduction for tax purposes of certain capital investments in a business The authorized deduction would have been onehalf of any single business net income or whichever was the smaller amount SAME White llji no traffic In past 21 hoar period FREE IOWAN IN MURDER TRIAL Des Moines Lee Cornwell 53was acquitted Wed nesday by an 11woman jury in district court of the March 17 slaying of Carl Woxell former city policeman The jury returned its verdict of not guilty at 2 p m less than 4 hours after beginning delibera tions Cornwell jumped to his feet a wide grin breaking across his face His 4 children rushed forward to embrace him Cornwell was tried on charges of first degree murder in connec tion with the fatal shooting of Woxelt at the home of Cornwells divorced wife Marie Report Ballot Box Theft in Election Probe Kansas City elec tion ballots checked by a county rand jury in its investigation of alleged vote frauds were reported missing Wednesday from the vault of the Kansas City board of elec ion commissions Ludwig Graves chairman of the board said both doors of the large storage vault in the county court iiousc had been pried open and 3 ballot boxes containing ballots checked by the grand jury have been opened One of the boxes he added is definitely empty Word of the theft reached the floor of the United States senate as that body took up a request for full scale investigation of the failure of Attorney General Tom C Clark to act in connection with alleged irregularities in the pri mary Clark who was told of the theft as he appeared at the hear ing of the judiciary committee said he would direct the FBI to check into it The county grand jury which completed its term Tuesday night returned a total of 81 indictments against 71 persons and recom mended a complete recount of all ballots in the race for the demo cratic nomination for representa tives in congress from the 5th dis trict of Missouri last August It is our belief the grand jury report said that Roger C Slaugh ter in this race was deprived of nomination by a fraudulent miscount of votes and other types of fraud Slaughter running for reelec tion was defeated by Enos Axtcll who was indorsed both by Presi dent Truman and James M Pen dergast head of the Kansas City democratic faction Axtell was de feated in the general election by Albert M Reeves republican FEAR DAMAGE TO FRUITS AND GARDEN CROPS Charles City Weather Bureau Reports Latest Snowfall Since 1892 North lowans tried to cover some of their flowers and vege tables Wednesday as record low temperatures accompanied the lat est snowfall in the 57 year history of the Charles City weather bu reau which said the previous rec ord for a late spring snow was May 20 1892 The mercury dropped to the rcczing mark In Mason City dur ing the forenoon but climbed a degree to 33 at noon at the KGLO iransmittcr The forecast for the night however was 35 to 40 de grees and it was hoped that all but fruit trees and flowers would FAVOR HIKE IN RESEARCH FUNDS House Tentatively Votes Boost in Market Study Washington The house tentatively boosted funds for ag ricultural marketing research by more than 50 per cent Wednesday after hearing a cry that Russia is outstripping this nation in that field The action came on a tellers vote of 116 to to a roll call tally later when the house completes consideration of specific allotments in the agricultural an priations bill for the year begin ning July 1 The increase sponsored by Rep Cannon would boost the research marketing figure from to It was approved after Rep Toby Morris DOkla told the house the so viet union had made great strides in some unmatched in this country The marketing research boost was the first change in the appro priations committee bill The com mittee voted funds totalling 143000 after making cuts of more than in the amount approved by the budget bureau Earlier by a standing vote of 92 to 34 the house rejected an attempt to slash another from the funds for the secretary of agricultures office The house chopped an addition al from funds for the of fice of solicitor of the agriculture department cutting the allotment from to The whaleshark is the largest known fish Whalesharks as long as 60 feet have been reported Short and Sweet Washington is the complete text of one of the days shortest speeches in the house as delivered by Rep Matthews R N What this country needs is a foreign policy that is less foreign and more policy escape damage The fate of North crops was doubtful Iowa fruit almost all Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Light to moderate rain Wednesday night and ear ly Thursday morning Decreas ing cloudiness Thursday Con tinued unseasonably cool Low Wednesday night 35 to 38 Iowa Heavy rain south portion light to moderaterain and snow mixed in north Wednesday night Decreasing cloudiness Thursday preceded by occasional rain in extreme east before noon Continued cool Low Wednesday night 35 north to 40 south High Thursday 40 to 50 Frost pos sible extreme northwest Wed nesday night and northeast Fri day morning Minnesota Partly cloudy north cloudy south with rain or snow extreme north portion Wednes day night Partly cloudy Thurs day Freezing temperatures with frost north portion Wednesday night Continued cold Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 57 Minimum 35 At 8 a m Wednesday 35 Snow J inch at noon Precipitation 10 TEAR AGO Maximum 81 Minimum 54 Charge White House Pressure Made Red Propaganda Films Washington A subcommittee reported to the house un American activities committee Wednesday that some of the most flagrant communist propaganda films were produced as a result of white house pressure The report did not say who occupied the while house at the time the films were produced The report was based on an investigation recently completed in Hollywood by Chairman J nell Thomas RN J and Rep McDowell RPa The subcommittee reported also that the national labor lations tioard has given great aid to the communists in their efforts to infiltrate and control the mo tion picture industry The report did not say who in the white house or labor board was responsible for helping com munism in the movie capital nor did it say when such assistance was given The report recommended that 1 The full committee inten sify its investigation of commun ist influences in the motion pic ture industry with a view to pub lic hearings here at the earliest possible date 2 The committee subpoena communist actors writers direc tors and producers and confront them in public session with the testimony and evidence against them In addition the report proposed an investigation to determine the responsibility and extent of the influence and interference on the trees being in full bloom Marion E Olson Cerro Gordo county ex tension director thought some damage was likely The rain turned to snow at 8 a m in Mason City and the snowfall continued to early afternoon At first the snow melted as it fell but as the temperature dropped the trees and shrubbery began sagging under the weight and lawns turned white from the wet snow The wintry weather forced can cellation of hundreds of picnics many of them incident to the clos ing of the public school term Me morial day holiday plans also re ceived a damper from the weath ermans forecast of continued cold at least until Saturday Clear Lake cottages were booked solid for the Memorial weekend the traditional start of the summer season North Iowa was better off how ever than other parts the coun try Laramie Wyo reported 25 degrees and the snowfall ranged up to 12 inches at Alliance Nebr where it stalled traffic and tree branches broke under the weight Alliance had no such snowfall last winter The U S army signal corps sta tion at Fort Monmoulh N J picked up a broadcast from an amateur radio station in Atkinson Nebr reporting that the heavy snowfall had crippled all com munication wires in that area At Tort Monmouth temperatures were around 80 degrees Most of the rain or snow in Colo rado fell over the northern moun ains and extended eastward into Nebraska and Kansas The snow all was the result of a collision of warm air moving northward from he gulf and meeting a south bound cold wave from Canada the weather bureau said Cold weather blanketed all of Iowa and at Des Moines the weather bureau had to go back to 1894 to find a May 28 when tem peratures fell as low as they did Wednesday Fort Dodge and Cher okee reported lows of 32 degrees and Pocahontas had 315 Federal crop officials said that barring more severe temperatures than those reported so far im portant crop damage was unlikely Small grains would merely be re tarded Corn which is up proba bly would not be hurt but where it is germinating in the ground re planting may be necessary unless warm weather returns quickly The weather bureau said snow fall was reported as far south as Carroll Other points reporting snow included Estherville Sioux City Alta Cherokee Iowa Falls Jefferson Pocahontas and Water loo Federal Meteorologist S E Decker said that although state wide records were not available he felt certain there probably were not more than one or 2 other cases in which such widespread snow had fallen in Iowa this late in the year Temperatures in northwest Iowa he commented are at or near record lows and the cold wave is probably one of the most extensive the state has known this late in the spring Meanwhile many other points reported continued rainfall as the chill and dreary weather hung on Iowa temperature readings at midmorning were mostly in the 30s and the high at that time was 47 at Davenport part of officials flagrant films government agencies or in the production of communist propaganda Dionne Quintuplets Celebrate 13th Birthday Callander Ont Di onne quintuplets celebrated their 13th birthday Wednesday and their father said he was worried because they hadnt yet learned to swim Oliva Dionne added that he was thinking about building a private swimming pool on his farm for daughters Annette Cecile Marie Yvonne and Emilie ;