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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 16, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CITY GLOBEGAZETTE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS NOVEMBR 16 1949 UNDER WINTER BLANKETParkers Woods scene of Sm1CwnS many ago was under a blailket of snowWednesday morning It was a thin blanket how ever and disappeared later in the day snowfall of the winter brought Janice yard for some fun at 326 1st N Kidnaped Tot Rescued After Hours Hunt Detroit A fleet of police scout cars roared through Detroits cast side streets Tuesday night to rescue an abducted child After an hours tense hunt and chase little Karen Kuechenmeis ter 7 stolen from her home was returned safely to the arms of her frantic mother Karen had been snached virtu ally from the bosom of her family There followed a perilous dash by 18 police scout cars which hit speeds of 80 and 90 miles an hour m an 8 mile streets and alleys race in pursuit inutthe blueeyed tot little the worse for her experience was brought home unharmed A 35 year old father of a baby girl was seized as a suspect To Chief Assistant Prosecutor Ralph Garber it waj only by the grace of God and efficient police work that Karen was rescued Garber said sex was the motive of the abductor who stole Karen from the living room of her home on fashionable Alter road Karen is 1 of 3 children of Karl Kuechen meister hardware salesman Officers arrested William B Mabrey 2 miles from the spot where the abductor abandoned his car and fled afoot amid police gun President Pushes Civil Rights Drive Speaks at Annual Meeting of Negro Womens Council Washington resident Trumans civil rights proposals were pushed to the forefront of administration must measures Wednesday behind his fighting slogan of no retreat and no re tirement The president served notice Tuesday his 2nd civil rights speech in 5 he is enlisted in a finish fight against racial and religious discrimina tion With southern democrats up in arms against his call for aiiti lynching antipoll tax and other antidiscrimination measures which cost him 4 Dixie states in ast Novembers presidential elec ion Mr Truman threw out this blunt challenge We are going to continue to advance in our program of bring ng equal rights and equal oppor tunities to all citizens In that great cause there is no retreat and 10 retirement Negro Meeting Mr Truman spoke at the 14th inniial meeting of the National Council of Negro Women and avished praise on the record of Mrs Mary McLeod Bethune 74 rearold Negro educator and re iring president of that organiza Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection One HOME EDITION man Tur No 31 O n Coal Dispute ver to President ion A crowd Ward Issue Kills Chance of Recognizing Reds Acheson Washington of State Dean G Ache son sajd Wednesday that communist Chinas arrest of American Consul General Angus Ward h a s killed any PnJJTifA nr A r ji fire chance of American recognition of the communist at this time regime Acheson angrily told a news conference that the United States considers the arresh u British Give Asylum to Czech Group Berlin headquar en considers the arrest off Ward and 4 other members of the American consulate at Mukden as very serious and is considering all possible steps to bring about their release Asked about the chances of America recognizing communist China Acheson told the report ers that they could easily imagine that the arrest removes any pos sibility of the United States even considering that question Acheson also announced 1 The United States is pro testing to nationalist China over the attack Monday of a national ist warship on the American freighter Flying Cloud off Shang hai He said he is protesting only the endangering of lives leaving the broader question of whether the nationalists had a right to stop the vessel for Investigation 2 Russia in a note which reached t h e stale department Wednesday has agreed to inter vene with the communist North Korean regime to free Albert Willis of Brooklyn and Alfred T Meschter of Kinderhook N 2 Americans who have been held by the communists since Sept 22 3 The United States and Brit ish Foreign Minister Ernest Be vin understand each others posi tionon recognition of commun ist China and are consulting from time to time In London meanwhile Bevin revealed that his government has tried to establish relations of a sort with the communists but has received no reply so far Bevins statement followed a question in commons as to whether the government has con sidered some kind of communi cation with the communists perhaps by appointing some of ficials to serve in China The foreign secretary then said the government had sought com munication with the communists without getting any reply In Ottawa meanwhile Exter nal Affairs Minister Lester B Pearson announced that Canada will recognize the Chinese com munist regime in due course Workers Out on Strike in Charles City Charles City at the Charles City Manufacturing company left their jobs Wednes day in response to a strike call by the United Electrical Workers The union said the strike was called over reemployment of workers employed when the Bel mont Radio corporation operated the plant and union recognition Only about 25 all that had been called back to work after an Oc tober shutdown were directly af fected by the walkout according to Don Harris Cedar Rapids UE field representative Harris said pickets were on duty Wednesday morning although a check of the plant area at noon disclosed no picket activity Two placards however were leaning against the building Emil Gerlach plant manager said noone was vorking at the plant Wednesday He declined to comment further Belmont which sold the plant to the Charles City company Nov 7 employed about 75 ters said Wednesday that the tire Czechoslovak reparations mis sion m the British zone of Ger many has broken xvith the com munist regime in Prague and has been granted protection and po litical asylum by Britain The announcement said a re BUSINESSMAN DIES Storm Lake La Grange 71 who had been in the abstract and title business here 54 years died Tuesday after a lin gering illness quest for asylum was made Tues day m behalf of the 7man mis sion staff by L Rozbcril mis sion chief In accordance with the tradi tional British policy of granting asylum to all who genuinely seek it irrespective of race national ity or creed the request was granted and the 7 permanent members of the mission staff to gether with their dependents were granted asylum in the Brit ish zone the announcement said Every effort will be made to help them begin a new life in free dom and security HunteTKiFed at Wall Lake Eivin Rcints 60 a painter of Parkersburg was ac cidentally shot and killed in a hunting accident at Wall lake 14 miles southeast of Clarion in Wright county at a m Wed nesday Reints was in a boat hunting clucks and his close friend and companion Heit V Huisinga 55 Parkersburg farmer was in the water nearby when a floek of ducks flew over Huisinga fired once and missed We tooK a step forward to reaim and stepped into a hole in the water his gun accidentally dis charging the contents of the gun ntting Reints in the back of the head behind the ear killing him nstantly Sheriff Roy E Wilson was called by Huisinga and he pronounced leath accidental The body was of several hundred Negroes and whites in the labor lepartment auditorium applauded as the president declared his in terest in the extension of free dom and opportunity to all our citizens without racial or religious discrimination The president renewed his civil rights campaign Friday at a luncheon of the national confer ence of Christians and Jews The Negro vote is expected to play an important part in next years 1950 congressional elections Mi Tru man plans to stump the country to aid the candidacies of those he calls liberals Shakes Hands vThe president remained after his speech Tuesday night to shake hands with notables who received citations as outstanding citizens from the council The 12 included his new secre tary of the interior Oscar L Chapman who was lauded for his tireless service to civil liberties and his efforts against lynching and the poll Others cited included Dr Ralph Bunche Negro director of United Nations trusteeships Madame Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit Indian ambassador and Judge William H Hastie a Negro whom Mr Tru man recently appointed to the 3rd U S circuit court of appeals Search On for Missing B29 Hamilton Bermuda IP A United States air force B29 with 20 persons aboard was reported missing Wednesday on a flight from Riverside Cal to Bermuda Search planes have gone out from Kindley field here The plane was due here at a m CST It was believed to have come down in the Atlantic off Bermuda Four planes arc search ing the area The plane had been in radio contact with Kinrilcy field until a message was received that it was going to down on the Trains Back on Schedule by Monday The most popular trains to and from Chicago for Mason Cityans will go back on schedule Monday it was announced Wednesday by the Chicago Milwaukee St Paul and Pacific railroad in connection with the rescinding of the ICC ban on coal burning equipment The order is not effective until p m Sunday so the p m Chicago train for Mason City will not be resumed until Monday evening arriving here at p m Tuesday The eastbound train will leave Mason City at a m Monday arriving jn Chicago at p m The Chicago and Northwestern railroad joined the Milwaukee in announcing that its coal trains would go back on schedule immediately after the ICC order permits The Belle PlaineSanborn line through Mason City will put back into service Monday the north bound train arriving here at 645 a m and leaving at a m and the southbound arriving at p m and leaving at 8 p m In the press service announce ment from Chicago most of the other roads said they are work ing on the plans to restore full service and several hoped to meet the Monday deadline wi1 j aken immediately to Parkersburg A new electric control system for lowering cargo to docks can bring a 5ton load to a jarlcss stop from a drop of 150 feet a min 5 minutes The craft from the 2nd squad ron of the 22nd bombardment group was one of a number of B29s enroute from California to tJritain which stop over in Ber muda Fifteen such craft already here enroute to England were or dered to remain to take part in the search Killed in Fall From TV Tower Collins Obrccht 14 State Center fell 120 feet to his death Tuesday night from a tele vision tower under construction near here Acting Story County Coronci Howard Mills Ncvachi snid the youth had gone to the construction site with his brother who was looking for work He said the 2 went to the top of the 160 foot tower and were starting clown They reached a platform at 11C feet when the youths brother cautioned him to be careful and not look down Mills said Alvin said You think Im crazy and then apparently lost his footing and plunged to his death his brother reported youths body fell into a 4 depression dug under the towetr Citizens to Be Statistics Next April Washington may be a banker or a butcher a housewife or a horticulturist but next April you also become a statistic Starting on April Fools day 1950 Uncle Sam begins his 17tii decennial census This will re quire 3238 nosecounters in Iowa When completed the govern ment will know many things about its big family of citizens includ ing justhow many of us there are pur employment status education income and many other facts The largest Iowa district office will be at Waterloo Under this of fice will be 438 employes Other district offices will be established at Cedar Rapids Council Bluffs Davenpor Des Moines Dubuque Ft Dodge Ottumwa and Sioux City Heres how the North Iowa as signments break clown in office 15 crew leaders and 225 enumerators for Allamakee Buchanan Clayton Delaware Dubuque Fayette and Wmneshiek counties Fort D o d g in office 23 crew leaders and 361 enoumera tors for Boone Calhoun Carroll Crawford Emmet Greene Ham ilton Hancock Humboldt Kos suth Palo Alto Pocahontas Web Wright and Winnebago coun in office 25 crev TOKYO ROSE LEAVES FOR PRISONMrs Tburi D Aquino right convicted of taunting wartime broad casts Japan chats with her father Jun Toguri for mer Los Angeles grocer aboard a train in Oakland Cal Wet VirSfnf6 lJprted to Alderson prison in est Viigmia bhe was sentenced to 10 years fnv foreason Th vni i Q ason The 33yearold former Southern California college stu a U S marshal and prison matro accompaned California Citizens Join Hunt for Small Girls Killer of leaders and 388 enoumeralors fo Blackhawk Bremer Butler Cerrc Gordo Chickasaw Floyd Frank 1m Grundy Hardin Howard Marshall Mitchell Tama and Worth counties The census bureau somewha fearful of a deluge of for these censustaking jobs em phasized to a reporter that em ployes for the district offices and enumerators will not be recruitec until next March Announcemen of the schedule for receiving ap plications for employment will be made then The foot ute NEWSMAN DIES Port Arthur Tex James Day 63 former Iowa newspa perman who was general manager of the Port Arthur News died Tuesday of a heart ailment Day was city editor of the old Des Moines News prior to 1920 when he took charge of the Port Arthur News Churchill Pays Fine of New E Churchill Charles City night club operator was fined and costs of when he pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a concealed weapon in district court here Wednesday morning before Judge W H Antes He was arrested at Nashua by a state highway patrol man SAME 493 While JUf no 1 houri deaths In tory was organized for 67 yearold Fred Stroble a known sex offender Roadblocks were set up and pic tures of the suspect were distri buted throughout the area Offi cers on the international border at Tijuana Mex were alerted in case he tried to slip into Mexico The pretty brownhaired girls corpse was found in Strobles yard early Tuesday The body was half naked and was crammed into a trash heap of old bottles and tin cans The girls parents commercial photographer Jules Glucloft and his wife Lillian were in a state of collapse Officers were deluged with re ports from persons who thought they had seen Stroble a balding gaunt and agedlooking man wh already was a fugitive on a chil molestation charge when Lind Joyce disappeared Monday Authorities placed the greatcs credence on a report given then by Bus Driver Dallas Lindsay wh drives a run between San Diego Cal and the Mexican border L in d y definitely identifier Stroble as a man he drove soutl early Tuesday He said the man got off the bus at the San Ysidro Cal border bus station just a wanted pictures of Stroble were being distributed there Lindsay had not heard of the crime unti after Stroble disappeared from th bus depot An autopsy report said Linda Joyce died of strangulation min utes after her attacker cinched a gailycolored necktie around hei throat Then Coroner Ben Brown said the killer used a longhandled ax to smash her skull and to hack her spinal cord in 2 Her 65pound body was jabbed 3 times with an ice pick and her chest showed purple lash marks Montgomery on Trip fo America Southampton Enffland Field Marshal Viscount Montgom ery commander of western union defense forces will sail Wednes day aboard the Queen Elizabeth or the United States Montgomery said he plans to peak before the English Speaking onion in New York Nov 29 at cnd the ArmyNavy football ame and probably confer with mlitary leaders If there arc any fighting men California his Truman in Weight Reducing Contest Washington President iruman and 2 members of the white house staff are engaged in a weight reducing contest It is to end Thanksgiving day After that all bets are off The president al ready has received 5 turkeys for next weeks holiday feast White house officials said the contest started last month after the president had joshed Maj Gen Harry H Vaughan his military aide and Brig Gen Wallace Gra ham his physician about their excess poundage Each is to pay a said it was 10 each pound he remains above the set goal a week from Thursday The president weighed around 180 pounds when the bet was made And he is supposed to get down to 17a Graham and Vaughan were in the neighborhood of 220 and they 200 tlTing t0 SUm dOW t0 an eve Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy cold and windy with some snow Humes Wednesday night Tem peratures falling from mid30 22 Wednesday night Ching Ends Efforts for Settlement Government Obtains Truce in Shipping Industry Walkout By UNITED PRESS Federal mediators gave up in the coal dispute Wednesday and turned the matter over to the white house but in the shipping industry they obtained a truce in a dispute which could tie up half thenations commercial shipping Cyrus S Ching chief federal mediator said that further efforts to bring coal mine operators and John L Lewis together on contract terms would be fruitless He said he felt the miners and opera tors were farther apart than they were last spring whenthey began the talks that have failed to bring a contract Lewis has threatened a new strike at midnight Nov 30 Ching said after a conference with John K fateelman chief labor advisor to President Truman that it now is up to the white house to see what can be done to head off an other coal walkout Miners charged that the operators were trying to set up a gigantic price gouge if they settled 2 Courses Open The president may either ask Lewis and the industry to post pone all strikes and lockouts until a factfinding board investigates or he may invoke the national emergency section of the Taft Hartley act and ask an injunction to forbid coal strikes or lockouts for about 80 days The steel industry was nearing full production as plants touched off additional blast furnaces and started auxiliary mills operating m an attempt to catch up on time lost during the CIO Steelworkers strike A number of small plants still were strikebound however The truce in the shipping dis pute was negotiated by Assistant Chief Federal Mediator William N Margolis between 38 major east and gulf coast ship operators and the AFL Masters Mates and Pilots union Called Strike The ship officers had called a strike for midnight Wednesday morning to enforce demands for a otary hiring hall system to insure a fair spread of work among mem bers Margolis succeededin obtaining he truce shortly before 11 p m c postponed the strike for a month But either party can end he truce on written notice before Monday to the other party and to Targolis Thursday fair high near 35 and cold wit sailors or airmen shall want to talk to them Montgomery said Iowa Strong northwesterly wind and turning colder Wednesdav night Partly cloudy with snow flumes northeast portion Thursday fair Low Wednesday night 2025 y Minnesota Cloudy and windy Wednesday night and Thursday with snow flurries Wednesday night and cast portion Thurs day Colder Wednesday night Low Wednesday night 12 to 18 north and 16 to 22 south High Thursday 28 to 35 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics f the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Vednesday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation Snowfall YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 42 26 32 01 Trace 60 47 Larson Faces 2 Matters of State Finance Des Moines Two matters of state finance involving millions of dollars are before Attorney General Robert L Larson for de cision One question involves distribu tion of in agricultural land tax credit funds The other concerns allocation of m state reimbursement of schools for the bus costs The state auditors office has asfced for a ruling onAvho shall get the first allocations from the tax credit fund The fund has been built up to since its beginning in 1945 However no money has been paid out because the act creating the fund has been m litigation almost since the be ginning until just recently The u S sumerne court finally held the act valid As soon as the Iowa supreme court receiver formal notice of the higher courts ruling the first 500000 of the fund could go out Checks have been written and waiting for months for distri bution to county treasurers for al location The act provides for state pay ment of that portion of school taxes on agricultural lands of 10 acres or more that is in excess of 15 mills The is for such taxes paid in 1947 and 1948 The auditors office wants to know whether the should go to those who paid the axes or those who now own the and concerned if there has been change in ownership The attorney general has given an informal opinion on the bus osts matter and expects to get oon a request for a formal opin on putting his decision in writ ng ;