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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 15, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS N I I G H B 0 R S Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Certs a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15 1949 BRIDGES ARRIVES FOR TRIALHarr AP Wirepfooto Find Body of Missing Small Grrl Hollywood body of 6 year old Linda Joyce Glucoft missing since late Monday was found Tuesday in a box in the back yard of a suspect in the crime Police said she had been hacked with an ax Discovery of the mutilated body climaxed an allnight search which began when the pretty little girl failed to come home at the usual time after playing with neighbor children Police intensified their search for the neighbor in whose yard she was foundi He was described as a known sex offender who had been frieAdly with Linda 2 Mason Cityans Hurt as Freight Train Derailed An engineer and a fireman from Mason City suffered minor injur ies when 21 cars of the eastbound Milwaukee freight No 68 were derailed near Castalia about p in Monday They were Engineer H J Milnes 114J N Federal Fireman H J Coleman 415 Van Buren N W Seven of the cars were reported to have fallen through a viaduct which crosses a highway near Castalia A number of cars sus tained fire damage a rail official in Mason City reported and fire men from Calmar Postville and Ossian kept the viaduct from burning Telephone lines along the track were torn down The train runs from Mason City to Marquette every other day de parting from here at a m Wreckers from Mason City and Savannah 111 were dispatched to the scene 2000 Ship Officers Plan Strike for Tuesday Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A labor dispute Tuesday to tie up some 500 passenger and dry cargo vessels on Atlantic and Kulf coast ports and make idle about 25000 ship crew members A Strike WJT 5Pf rnv wiV1vvV rn1 A strike was set for midnight Tuesday by members of an AFL deck ficers union in a dispute with ship operators The major issue was rotating jobs Government mediators made last minute efforts to avert the threatened walkout of the AFL Masters Mates and Pilots union The strike would not halt move ment of oil tankers and coal some no carrying vessels As the maritime strike threat Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing Tuesday nightwith low near 25 Cloudy Wednesday with brief snow showers and high near 48 Iowa Partly cloudy Tuesday night Wednesday mostly cloudy with light showers west and north turning cooler northwest portion in afternoon Low Tues day night 3035 Iowa 5 day weather outlook Precipitation will be very light and widely scattered averag ing less than onetenth of an inch Precipitation Wednesday and again about Saturday Tem peratures will average near normal Normal high near 45 normal low near 28 A little colder Wednesday night and Thursday Warmer by Satur day Turning colder again Sun day Minnesota Mostly fair Tuesday night Wednesday cloudy with snow flurries colder north por tion Low Tuesday night 2528 north 2732 south High Wed nesday 3034 north 3644 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 42 Minimum 31 At 8 a m 31 Precipitation 01 Snowfall trace AGO Maximum Minimum 44 28 ened there appeared little prog ress in the nations coal dispute But the steel industry was grad ually returning to normal produc tion as additional companies signed strikeending contracts The government marked time in the coal dispute But there were hints it was ready to make some move in an attempt to effect a settlement between the soft coal operators and John L Lewis However the contract talks re mained deadlocked as the opera tors appeared cool to Lewis invi tation to resume talks Govern ment action may be appointment of a factfinding board by Presi dent Truman with authority to recommend a settlement of the 6 months old dispute Meanwhile the 380000 miners who were on strike for 52 days continued digging coal But Lewis has threatened to take them out of the pits on Dec 1 if a settle ment is not reached In Washington directors of the Southern Coal Producers associa tion scheduled a meeting to dis cuss the demands to be made on Lewis to tighten up expenditures from the welfare and pension fund The operators who contrib ute 20 cents a ton royalty to fi nance the a year fund want to have more to say about how the funds are spent Josephine Roche the fund di rector said about 175 employes of the fund were to be laid off as the fund treasury is down to about Agree to Cut Reich Plant Dismantling Bonn Germany Britain and France agreed at the Paris conference last week to a sharp slowdown in the dismant ling of German industry Chancel Adenauer disclosed also agreed at the lor Konrad Tuesday The big 3 meeting of foreign ministers to authorize west Germany to build bigger merchant vessels and es tablish its own consulates abroad Adenauer told parliament He said the steel plant the nations biggest August Thyssen works at DuisburgHamborn was among plants that would be re prieved The chancellor told parliament that 4 concessions to the Ger mans in addition to the dismant ling were agreed to at the Paris conference They were 1 Admission of the West Ger man republic into many inter national organizations 2 Elimination of the condi tions inherent in the state of war still technically existing between Germany and the allies He said complete suspension the state of war was impossible now be cause of legal complications it would produce 3 Permission to build bigger and faster ocean going vessels 4 Establishment of German consulates abroad NAM Leader Cites Labor Monopolies Washington monop olies as well as business monopo should be subject to antitrust curbs the National Association of Acheson to Study How to Free Consul Angus Ward 4 Others Held by Communists for Last 3 Weeks Washington ol State Acheson returns from Eu rope Tuesday to lace a problem that has some oi his top men boil ing mad and at their wits end The problem How to free American Consul Angus Ward anc 4 of his staff from Chinese com munist jail presumably at Muk den in Manchuria Privately aides of Acheson say the imprisonment of Ward is bar baric and they are irked beyond question at the Chinese commu nists They arc not however at the point of acting on informal suggestions that the U S take a big stick to the communists in the form of military force or threat of force Wards captivity has stretched out to 3 weeks and the Chinese communist authorities have made it plain they are in no hurry to do anything about it They have withheld all information about the health treatment or trial date of the group who are charged with beating a Chinese employe of the U S consulate at Mukden About all the state department Knows about the charges is what las been heard on the communist radio Telegrams sent by other members of the consulate staff lave been intercepted There has been no reply to a letter re questing the communist authori ties to take appropriate action Nov 3 by Consul General O Peiping the Edmund Clubb at communist capital What to do next except wait contended Tues NAR1 managing Manufacturers day Earl Bunting director told house monopolyDin vestigators in a prepared state ment that industrywide bargain through interna tional a mo nopolistic practice in restraint of trade At the same time he argued be fore a house judiciary subcommit tee that bigness in business or not synony mous with monopoly The size of business he told the committee is only one factor in competition Customer buying habits and demands he declared determine the size of business en terprises Arbitrary attempts by govern ment to impose size limits on busi ness would deny American pur chasers their free buying choice Bunting said and would destroy both competition and the free en place Tuesday morning terprise system and see has the state department stumped at the moment The United States eventually may be in a position to bring political and economic pressure directly and through the United Nations but now the new Russiansup ported Peiping regime is in a nose thumbing mood toward the west Informal proposals have reached he state department that the United States clamp a naval blockade on Chinese communists ports but officials indicated they arc not receiving serious consid eration in the present Settlement in Suit Out of Court The suit in U S dis trict court here in which Mnlvin P Virchow asked the amount from the Charles City Western Railway company was settled out of court Tuesday noon for 000 Virchow connection had filed the suit in with an accident he was involved in on Feb 11 1949 He suffered a back injury while switching cars in the Charles City railway yards The case was the only one on the civil calendar of the court here A naturalization ceremony This Paper Consists of Two HOME EDITION lilUJJ No Truman Wants Cut in European Prices IndfPINYKVCHARGES WESTERN POWERS PLAN WARSoviet Foreign MiSe l y n8ht addresses a meeting of the 59nation political committee ations assembly af Lake Success N Y as the committee began debate HP Tt of the United on Kussms socalled peace proposals He charged that western Germany is being pre pared as a springboard for an attack on the Soviet Union Listening are Warren Aus tin permanent delegate to the UN and Hector McNeil minister of state of Northwood Boy Gets 3 Years for Car Theft Des Moincs juven iles under sentence in federal court for interstate transporta tion of a stolen car were being held in jail Tuesday The 2 Melvin William Burtis 17 ofSan Francisco Cal and Earl Dean Estes 15 of North wood were given 3year sen tences by Judge Carroll O Swit They will be taken to a fed zer cral correctional institution The boys were accused of steal ing a car from a parking lot in Minneapolis Minn and driving it to Des Moines where they arrested Nov 4 TO VOTE ON AIRPORT Marshalltown The city council Monday night voted to iold n special election Dec 7 to vote on a proposed bond ssue for building a municipal air port The proposal has been voted down 4 times in the last 9 years he last time 5 years ago Lewis Union Pay Contempt Fines Washington L Lew is and the United Mine Workers Tuesday paid in con tempt fines their penalty for failing to obey a court order to end a 1948 coal strike Welly Hopkins general coun sel to the union made the pay ment to Harry M Hull clerk of the U S district court Hopkins remarked that the fine is probably the biggest ever paid by a defendant in the fed eral the biggest ever paid by a labor union On last Monday the supreme court declined to hear an appeal by Lewis and the union from the fmes imposed by Judge T Alan Goldsborough MEREDITH HONORED New York late E T Meredith founder and publisher of Better Homes and Gardens was one of 10 late prominent business men named Monday night to the Advertising Hall of Fame Cere monies dedicated to the inaugura tion of the hall of fame were held Monday night Want Liquor Stores Shut at 6 P M Des Moines managers ot Iowas 180 stateowned liquor stores would like to close up shop earlier on weekday nights At a oneday meeting of the managers here Monday they rec ommended to the state liquor com mission that the stores be closed on weekdays at 6 p m instead of the present hour of 8 p in The managers said they didnt sell enough liquor after 6 oclock luring the week to pay to keep open In other rcc ommendations passed along to the commission the managers asked for a 25 per cent increase in the salaries of all store employes and a substantial differential between the salaries of managers and employes George C Scott chairman of the commission told the group that the commission would consider the proposals at an early meeting Polk County Official Freed DCS Moines Iowa su preme court Tuesday reversed the conviction of a 3rd former Polk county official in connection with a scries of fraud trials Tuesdays decision freed H II Thompson 53 former county wel fare director from a 3year prison sentence on a charge of conspiracy The court previously had re versed the convictions of William H Cotton and Roy J Hild for mer members of the county board of supervisors They were sen tenced to 7 years each on charges of obtaining county money by false pretenses y ugoslavia Blasts Russia for Pressure Against Tito Lake Success AP Yugoslavia blasted at Russia Tuesday for appearing before the United Nations as a champion of peace while exerting aggressive pressure in efforts to oust Marshal Tito Yugoslav Delegate Milovan Djilas gave his countrys views to the general blys 59nation political com mittee He devoted most of his long speech to an attack on Russia but he also assailed the western QUEEN MARY HAS COLD London year old Queen Mary was confined to her home Tuesday with a cold Her doctors have advised her to stay indoors for a few days and cancel her engagements for this week Baby Bom in Plane Over Atlantic While Doctor Gives Instructions Over Radio Prcstwick Scotland this keeps up transAtlantic air liners arc going to have to start carrying bassinets as regular equipment A baby girl was across the Atlantic between Prest wick and Gander Newfoundland a Polish woman Tuesday aboard a Scandinavian air lines planecarrying GO displaced per sons to New York She was the 2nd transAtlantic airborn baby in less than a Tionth A baby boy was born to Mrs James C Parker wifo of a serving in Next message from the plane Germany in an American overseas airlines plane flying the other way Oct 17 Mother of the girl was Mrs Leo kadia Rolbiccki already a mother of 3 She began feeling labor pains about a thousand miles out to sea Norwegian Pilot T Stcnsrud radioed back to Prestwick for medical advice The airport doc tor was hustled out of bed to rush to the radio to give the instruc tions was baby born 0555 hours GMT 1003 miles out to passenger num ber 15 Mother and child doing its a girl Passenger number 15 was Mrs Rolbiecki She her husband and 3 children were with 55 other dis placed persons who had left Brem en Grmany bound for America The plane was due in New York later Tuesday The plane was a veritable fly ing nursery anyhow There were 11 children of 2 years or over and 13 whoops H babies powers for what he called war propaganda Canadian Delegate Paul Martin told Soviet Foreign Minister An drei Y Vishinsky the major con tribution Russia could make toward world peace would be the disbandment of their 5th columns in other countries Martin said Russia demands complete subservience of her own people but added that when the Russian rulers seek to claim the subservience of the citizens of other countries these pretentions become a threat to world peace Djilas told the committee Yugo slavia could not completely sup port either the 12point peace formula of the western powers or the 3point soviet plan for a Big 5 pact Djilas reviewed previous charges that Russia is using economic po litical and military pressure to bring Yugoslavia back under the domination of the cominform He referred to recent reported troop demonstrations in Hungary and other soviet satellite countries on Yugoslavias borders There is something monstrous in this hypocrisy Djilas said Under the cloak of peace propa ganda actually aggressive pressure is being exercised against a small country U S Rejects Red Danube River Body Washington United States served notice on Russia and 5 soviet bloc states Tuesday that it considers invalid their new commission to control shipping on the Danube river The commission was set i Nov 11 at Galatz Romania It replaced a control commission dating back to 1921 on which J western nations were represented An American note Tuesday saic that the new arrangement cou pled with the device of soviet controlled joint shipping com panies on the river is clearly designed to enable the Soviet Un ion to maintain a monopoly of Danubian commerce The soviet bloc commission it was charged violates the peace treaties signed with Bulgaria and Romania and violates the con cept of international waterways which has been recognized ir Europe for more than 130 years NewlyMarried Couple Killed in Auto Crash Fairfielrt young couple married only 2 months was killed in a headon cartruck collision west of here Monday Charles Gorman 23 and his 21 yearold bride of Batavia died in the collision of their car and a 34 truck on a hill on highway three miles from Failfield The driver of the truck Tru man Thompson 34 of Mt Hamill Towa was uninjured Sheriff Tom Howell said Thompson told him that a car stalled in front of him and that he lost control of his truck He was not held DIES OF POLIO Iowa City University of Iowa freshman Joy Louise Schrocder qC West Point Iowa died of polio Monday at Univer sity hospitals She was the 76th person to die this year in Iowa of polio Mail Carrier Is Killed in Crash Fort Dodffc T Schill 68 of Harcourt veteran Webster county rural mail carrier was killed at noon Monday when his car and another collided on high way 169 one and onehalf miles north of Harcourt Driver of the other car was the Rev Claude C Callahan of Mar cus who suffered a broken and severe face lacerations leg The accident occurred as Schill was delivering mail The pastor told Highway Patrolman Joe Dixon that Schill turned directly into the main highway in the path of his car SAME Black means trafMa death pail t houri In Marshall Plan Report to Congress Allow Exporters to Keep Some Dollars Message Suggests Washington Tru man Tuesday sent to congress a Marshall plan report declaring that Europe must lower its prices to compete in the United States market for the American consum ers dollar The United Slates of course must be willing to accept greater competition from European sup pliers in order to help Europe pay its way said the study prepared by the economic cooperation ad ministration Even if European sales in the United States were restoring Europes prewar share of this volume would represent less than 1 per cent of this countrys total output and would only be scratching the surface of the American market congress was told Step Up Exports The participating c o u n t r ies must intensify their export drive to the dollar areas if they are to attain independence from extraor dinary outside assistance the re port went on This will require on the part of many European businessmen a reorganization of factory methods installation of new and more ef ficient machinery in order to re duce costs greater attention to merchandising and advertising re designing of products and pack aging to suit American preferences and a determination to serve American customers with the care and attention they receive from American producers It also will be necessary the report said for the Marshall plan countries to give their exporters incentives to enter the tpugh American market This will be done as EGA Administrator Paul G Hoffman has suggested by let ting the exporting companies keep a share of the dollars earned in export trade Controls a Peril The report covered EGA opera tions up to July 1 of this year It also emphasized the warnings voiced by Hoffman 2 weeks ago before the council of Marshall plan countries in Paris that re covery is imperiled by import con trols and exchange restrictions which act as barriers to trade It repeated Hoffmans plea for the economic unification of Eu rope noting some steps in that di rection but declaring that progress on the whole has been slow With reference to the problem of high European prices it was stated Devaluation of currencies was unavoidable if the gap be tween prices in the 2 parts of the western world was to be nar rowed Ackley Favors Bonds for Park Ackley At a special election here Monday residents of Ackley voted in favor of an bond issue to build a new park and maintain it Out of a total vote of 574 there were 344 in favor of the bond issue and 230 opposed Im provements proposed are a play ground golf course shelter house baseball and football grounds and picnic equipment Full Train Service to Resume Nov 20 Washington interstate commerce commission Tuesday authorized restoration of full serv ice on coal burning railroads at p m CST Nov 20 The action revokes an ICC di rective which went into effect Oct 26 At that time coal burning pas senger service was cut 25 per cent on lines having less than 25 days coal supply and lacking a depend able source of supply as an out growth of the soft coal strike The revocation order follows the decision of John L Lewis to have the United Mine Workers resume work temporarily in the coal fields Truman to Have Rest in Florida Washington President Truman plans to fly to Key West Fla Nov 28 for a 3 weeks stay Presidential Press Secretary Charles G Ross gave out this word officially Tuesday confirming re ports that have circulated for sev eral weeks ;