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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 14, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME United Press full Lease Wire MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH fOWANS NEIGHBOR S HOME EDITION One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HAlL Managing Editor Its True What They Say About Texas pOR the first time in almost a year Ive taken to the high ways for a bit of largedimension traveling With Mrs Hall Ive just completed a motor trip into the near deepsouth Fort Worth Texas and a national conference of Associated Press managing editors were the nets which drew us southward But m the course of the journey we managed to visit and explore a good bit of territory which was new to both us Against the nearly 6500 miles covered on a trip just a year ago to the west coast from Washing ton to southern California our total mileage this time was some thing less than 2500 miles But thats enough to give one the feel of the open road Drivers Getting Better Prompted by a welldeveloped interest in highway safety I was a rather close observer of the highway manners of motorists in the 8 states visited by us in our 10day trek Heres my report I didnt see a single case of flag rant disregard for the rules of highway safety in the entire course of our journey There were several instances in which motor ists fell a little short of complete courtesy But I observed not a case in which a drivers act would place a human life in peril Usually on a trip of this length you will see at least one evidence of a wrecked car along the road blood or glass on the pavement something of that sort But there was nothing of that kind this time In fact I didnt even see 2 cars lock bumpers All of this is mighty gratifying to me Although the traffic toll is still much too great there are indications that the individual driver is improving his safety habits Thats brought out by the accident statistics Its reassuring to find those statistics borne out by personal observation A Hospitable People My last visit of any duration in Texas was in 1928 when in a reportorial capacity I covered the democratic national convention in Houston That was the year youll recall when Al Smith was chosen as the partys presidential nomi nee At that time I was much im pressed by the friendliness of the average Texan although I was too busy with my reporting stint to give more than passing attention to the matter This time it was different We were guests of Fort Worth par ticularly the newspaper fraternity of Fort Worth There were no dis tractions such as mark a political convention We had full opportun ity to study Texas hospitality at close range Again my report Texas hospitality is wonderful In this respect at least the words of that old song are abundantly justified by the facts It is true what they say about Dixie We were in Fort Worth on in vitation of the StarTelegram ex tended by its able and gracious managing editor Jim Record When he promised that Texas could offer s o m et h i n g that wouldnt suffer by comparison with Miami Los Angeles Detroit and Chicago seats of the last 4 annual AP meetings some were disposed to look askance at the matter No Overstatement When the 4day meeting came to a close however the 326 edi of them accompanied by their convinced that Mr Record had understated rather than overstated case for Texas Fort Worth more spe cifically Highlighted in memory for both Mrs Hall and myself will be our 2 evenings spent on ranches near Fort Worth one the other home of Amon Carter publisher the other owned by Mr North busi ness head of the StarTelegram and appropriately call North woods As near as I can figure Amon Carter is to Fort Worth what Jesse Jones is to Houston only perhaps a little more so Hes truly a fabulous person That belongs to Amon Carter or Amon Carter did that are the commonest ex pressions youil meet up with in Fort Worth His interests and his holdings seem to know no bounds Rode in 1903 Cadillac As we came through the en trance gate to the Carter ranch we were attracted by the distant wheezing of an engine It turned out to be the1cylinder motor of a 1903 Cadillac driven by a driver wearing goggles and duster in the most approved style at the turn of the century During the course of the eve ning most of us mounted that lofty vehicle through a rear entrance and did a turn about the farm yard enveloped in motor fumes suggestive of a bad gas leak in the home Mr Carter whom I had seen but not met during my visit to the war zone in 1945 was present in derby hat Prince Albert coat striped pants and a sparkler below his bow tie which would have put Diamond Jim Brady to shame The meal featuring barbecued f was served in the open fol XCONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 14 1949 This Paper Consists of Two One No 29 Charles son of PrinceSs Eliabeth or Condon prince Charles few friends It was just a small affair The royal family has a policy of keep ing birthday celebrations pretty private Among the guests were Charles 5 year old cousin Prince Richard son of the Duke of Gloucester and some little girls whose families have palace connections By express wish of the princes mother Princess Elizabeth there was nothing even faintly resem bling an official celebration During the morning about 100 persons gathered at the gates of Coarence House where Charles and his parents live They hoped to see him depart for his usual out ing in nearby Green park Although the day was mild and the sunshine brilliant the prince did not appear and after 11 a m the crowd broke up Telegrams and letters of con gratulation poured in from all parts of the world for the child who is 2nd inline for Englands throne The prince presumably had a look at his fancy 40 pound birth day cake the gift of a group of Manchester college students al though he couldnt eat a piece be cause it was flavored with rum Hearing s Waived in Jewel Case Albert Lea Minn UR A young Iowa couple accused of swapping fake diamonds for real one at 3 Minnesota jewelry stores waived preliminary hearing in municipal court Monday on charges of first degree larceny George Schuck 27 and his wife Isabel 29 Cedar Falls Iowa were boundover to the current term of district court under 000 bond each Bond was not furnished and they were held in custody of the Freeborn county sheriff Sheriff Carl Lindahl said the Schucks admitted stealing 3 rings worth He said they con fessed working the old switch trick in which they entered jew ely stores asked to see diamond rings and then replaced genuine rings with fake ones in the jew elers display boxes while the latters attention was diverted Schuck and his wife were ar rested at Owatonna Minn Fri day night and admitted stealing 2 rings here and one at Owatonna Lindahl said The rings were re covered Soldier Dies as Auto Rolls Over Council Bluffs soldier rfom Offutt air force base outside Omaha was killed early Monday when his car went out of control 8 miles east of Council Bluffs on highway 6 James D Walker 19 of Herrin III was flung from the car as it rolled over He died at a Council Bluffs hospital about 4 hours after the accident 5 SENTENCED Naples the theft of a destroyer 5 men were sentenced Saturday to 2 years imprisonment and a 15000 lire fine 25 each SAME Black lac traffic death In past 24 hours Immediate Meeting With Mine Owners By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS John L Lewis pulled another surprise switch n Nov 30 as steel mills began working iuli blast m a attempt to retrieve production lost durine the steel walkout b The United Mine Workers that he in Wash ington this morning awaiting the convenience of the coal op erators whom he accused of stubborn refusal to bargain Federal Mediation Director Cy rus Ching was scheduled to re view the mine situation with Presidential Assistant John R Steelman and some observers be lieved that later in the day he might announce new plans for a mediation session between Lewis and the mine employers Ching had called such a meeting for last Thursday but Lewis failed to show up claiming he was too busy getting the miners back into the pits after their 52day strike Ching angrily cancelled all fur ther plans for mine meetings but it was reported that he was ready once again to make an attempt at a coal peace Less than 20000 men still were onstrike in the steel industry and most of those were expected to return to work in a matter of days The latest firm to make peace with the CIO Steelworkers was the Wheeling Steel corporation which signed Sunday on the basis of the Bethlehem Steel corpora tion agreement which set the pat tern for the industry Wheelings 50000 employes returned to work Monday AlleghenyLudlum Steel com pany with 12000 workers was expected to sign Monday Pitts burgh Steel employing 8000 was expected to reach an agreement by Thursday Negotiations were expected to resume with the big Aluminum Corporation of Amer ica employing 20000 workers en Wednesday But Crucible Steel company in dicated it would hold out for a specialtype contract on grounds that it could not pay the cost of the the pension plan pnd insurance benefits laid down in the Bethlehem agreement Cattle roam over 72 million acres of grazing land in New Mexico fourth largest state in the Union Veep Incident to Speed Air Safety Probe Washington President Berkleys close call in what a bombers crew said was a near collision with a commercial blimp near Washington appeared certain Monday to speed up studies on separating traffic around airports The popular Veep who is to be married next Friday was un aware of the incident at the time Crew members said the air force B17 in he was a passenger roared within 50 feet of the blimp with no forwarning it was there Barkley told newsmen at Hartford Conn Sunday night he didnt know a thing about it It happened last Thursday night but did not become by those immediately until Sunday night This was the 3rd incident of its general nature reported in the area of the Washington National Air port since Nov 1 That was the day on which a Bolivian fighter plane collided with a big com mercial airliner killing 55 persons The B17 carrying Barkley to Washington was a special air mis sion plane based at Boiling air base across the Potomac river from National Airport It had picked up Barkley at Paducah Ky late in the afternoon Capt William R Humrichouse 33 hero of 113 combat missions in the southwest Pacific reported that despite a special watch by his crew the 4enginc bomber was above and within 50 feet of the blimp before seeing it Humrichhouse did not see the twinengined gas bag but 3 mem bers of the crew said they saw it so close that their engine exhaust flames reflected from the shiny fabric The B17 landed without further incident at National Air port a couple of minutes later More than 70 per cent of Aus tria is classified as mountainous 12 lowans Killed in shaps Killed Gun Battle After Holdup Burlington J May bee 50 Scranton Iowa was killed by police in a gun battle early Monday shortly after a bar becue stand holdup here Police said Maybee was shot by 2 officers after he opened fire on them when they arrived to inves tigate a holdup at a barbecue stand operated by Howard Cloyd The officers said their spotlight picked out Maybee as he crouched alongside a road He opened fire with a 45 caliber automatic pis tol they said then fled into a field where the officers shots brought him down Police said Maybee appeared to fit the description of the bandit who held up the barbecue stand and fired one shot when George Senn 16 an employe at the stand shoved him in the belief the holdup was a hoax The shot hit no one Papers found on the body iden tified Maybee as a Scranton farmer but police said he had been employed here recently as a construction worker Later police announced that finger print records showed May hee was in Fort Madison state prison for robbery with aggrava tion from 1935 until he was pa roled in 1946 He was sentenced in Crawford county Judy Coplon Gubitchev Enter Court New York Judith Coplon and Valentine Gubitchev ap peared in court Monday for trial on charges of conspiring to spy for Russia The trial was delayed but was expected to begin late in the day Federal Judge Sylvester J Ryan was named to preside but he had toclean up other litigation before he could take up the case Miss Coplon 28 walked into court briskly wearing a smart brown outfit The courtroom is the same in which the 9month trial of the 11 convicted commu nist leaders was held Gubitchev who sat in the front row and did not look at Miss Cop Ion repeated his refusal to accept counsel He has repeatedly refused to accept the services of a court appointed lawyer The diminutive Miss Coplon former employe of the department of justice already is under sen tence of 40 months to 10 years in prison She was convicted in Washington last summer of be ing a spy for Russia TRUMAN TO SPEAK Washington Truman will make a brief speech at Tuesday night to the open ing session here of the National Council of Negro Women He is expected to make it an occasion for calling again for enactment of his civil rights program WHAT Davis 27 wears IT slightly bewildered look as he pokes his head through the window of his wrecked car near Nashville Tenn Police arrested him for speeding Davis suffered only minor cuts USBritain Lay 12Point Plan for Peace Before UN Lake Success United States and Britain laid before the United Nations Monday a 12point western plan for permanent peace The move was the answer to Russias insistent demands for U N action on the socalled soviet peace proposals The AmericanBritish resolution was pitched in just after Russias Andrei Y shinsky charged western Germany is being readied as a springboard for Attack on the So viet Union The western proposal put be fore the political com mittee of the U N assembly called on all nations to 1 Refrain from threatening or using force contrary to the U N charter 2 Refrain from any threats or acts aimed at impairing the inde pendence or integrity of any country or fomenting civil strife 3 Carry out in good faith all international agreements 4 Afford all U N bodies full cooperation and free access in the performance of tasks assigned to them 5 Promote full freedom of po litical and religious expression and full respect for all other fun damental rights 6 Promote nationally and GRAIN ELEVATOR photo was taken at the instant a GOfootgfain elevator crashed into its neighbor at Wichita Falls Texas Saturday Grain dust is pour ing out the top of the collapsing storage bin while wheat and dust spill out the bottom A few seconds later the left elevator which was empty also fell The crash spilled 24 000 bushels of wheat over a 1000foot square area Workmen heard rivets popping cleared the area before the crash through international coopera tion efforts to achieve higher standards of living for all peo ples 7 Remove barriers which deny peoples the free exchange of in formation 8 Participate fully in the work of the U N 9 Settle international disputes by peaceful means 10 Cooperate in attaining ef fective international regulation of conventional armaments 11 Agree to exercise national sovereignty jointly with other nations to the extent necessary to attain international control of atomic energy which would make possible the prohibition of atom ic weapons 12 Urge the 5 big powers to broaden their cooperation in the security council and exercise re restraint in using the veto High Court Rejects May Garsson Pleas Washington supreme court Monday in effect ordered former Rep Andrew J May and the Garsson brothers to begin serv ing prison sentences imposed on them for wartime bribery and con spiracy The tribunal for the 2nd time refused to review the trials which resulted in 8 to 24month prison terms for May and Henry and Murray Garsson May now 7J was charged with accepting from the Gars sons for helping them to get war contracts At the time the Ken tucky representative was chair man of the house military com mittee Fighting Bishop Critically Sick New York Rt Rev William T Manning 83 retired Fighting Bishop of the Protes tant Episcopalian diocese of New York lay in critical condition Monday at St Lukes hospital The hospital said Bishop Man ning was apparently not respon ding to medication He entered the hospital Nov 4 and a member of his family said his condition had grown worse in the past sev eral days The cause of his ill ness was not revealed In his quarter century as bish op of the New York diocese Bishop Manning became widely known for his outspoken criticism of divorce free love naziism communism and racial prejudice Before Pearl Harbor he advocated U S entry into World war II The builder of the cathedral of St John the Divine campaigned throughout his career for a union of all Christian churches both Protestant and Catholic Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear Monday night with low near 32 Increasing cloudiness Tuesday with high 55 Iowa Fair Monday night Increas ing cloudiness Tuesday Low Monday night 32 to 36 Westerly winds 18 to 25 miles per hour diminishing Monday night Minnesota Mostly cloudy with no decided change in temper ature Monday night and Tues day Occasional light snow ex treme northwest portion Tues day Low Monday night 24 to 30 High Tuesday 34 to 38 north 38 to 45 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday 440 NEW LAWS Washington are 440 more federal laws on the statute books Monday than there were last year at this time The new laws are enactments of the first session of the 81st congress Maximum Minimum At 8 a m YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 50 33 36 39 30 GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 am Sunday Maximum 49 Minimum 31 At 8 a m 36 Precipitation 23 YEAR AGO Maximum 43 Minimum 24 10 Perish in Traffic Accidents One Man Victim of Fire Another Dies After Being Shot By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Twelve persons died accidental deaths in Iowa over the weekend Ten persons including 4 Coon Rapids young persons whose car collided with a train died jn traf fic accidents One man perished in a fire and another was killed in a hunting accident Dead in the cartrain crash which occurred at Glidden late Sunday night were Wayne Smith 24 Coon Rapids Ed Smith 1C Coon Rapids brother of Wayne Nadine Smith 16 Coon Rapids sister of Wayne and Ed Eugene Dorpinghaus 20 Coon Rapids Fatally injured in other traffic accidents were Glen Wilker 17 of Elkader Arch Quirk 60 of Wallake Maud Quirk 67 si Marshall town Mr and Mrs Harry L Mowry both about 55 Des Moines Albert L Taylor 39 Des Moines First Victim The first victim of the pheasant season was Ernie Morris Bramer 32 of Chariton Tama county au thorities said Bramer was shot ac cidentally Sunday by a gun in the hands of Dale Coffman also of Chariton as they were hunting south of Chelsea At Clinton a Negro construction worker Roy Carr about 45 was burned to death Sunday when fire destroyed the 3room tarpaper shack which was his temporary home Another lowan Mrs John Haberstitch 42 of Waterloo died early Sunday of injuries suffered when the Haberstitch car was in collision with a parked towing truck on the Illinois side of the Julien Dubuque river bridge at Dubuque Her husband was hos pitalized In the GJidden accident State Highway Patrolman Al Sterzing said Wayne Smith was the driv er of the car which collided with the westbound City of Denver streamliner about p m The train was held up about 2 hours by the crash Lights Working Sterzing said signal lights were working at the crossing Sher iff Al Thorup said he believed the victims were returning home after rollerskating at Carroll A pair of skates were found in the car The wrecked car was carried on the front of the train for about threequarters of a mile Glen Wilker died in a Manches ter hospital Sunday of injuries suffered 4 hours earlier when an auto crashed into the rear of a stalled car3 miles east of Edge wood Six other persons were hurt Arch Quirk and his sister Maude died as a result of in juries in a carstock truck col lision near Sanborn Miss Quirk was a nurse at the Marshalltown soldiers home Harry Quirk 50 and his nephew Merle Arch Quirk 35 both of Wall Lake were injured seriously in the ac cident A state highway patrolman said the car in which Taylor and 3 other men were riding was pass ing a string of cars at the time of the headon crash Cory Is Bound to Grand Jury on Arson Charge William A Cory 26 2004 S Federal was bound to the grand jury Monday on a charge of arson and bond set at In lieu of bond he vfes transferred to the county jail The preliminary hearing was held before Police Judge B R Dunn Cory is charged with the burn ing of trailer No 22 at the trailer camp where he resided with his wife and daughter The trailer was gutted by fire last Tuesday night Cory was arrested in another part of the city Wednes day after authorities found that the place had apparently been soaked in fuel oil Egg production usually drops from 20 to 25 per cent during a hens second year of laying ac cording to University of Illinois poultrymen ;