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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 19, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NIWSFArit THAT MAKES ALL NOtTM IOWANS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Preu and United Preu Full Lease Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19 1948 This Paper Consists of Two No 35 Testimony by Defense to Continue Emmetsburg UR Defense witnesses in the Nels Christensen murder trial were booked for more testimony Friday on the re lationships of 2 brothers one of them dead and the other not sorry I am not sorry that Julius is dead I am sorry I had to do it Nels 50 told district court yester day as his own chief witness I lost Hazel to my brother he added Julius died of fatal gunshot wounds at a public auction last Sept 4 at Ruthven in a shooting which climaxed a rift between the brothers over Nels divorced wife authorities said FIRST DRAFTEES ARRIVE AT 5 Cerro Gordo county draftees were the first to appear at the Mason City induction center Friday morn ing as officer in charge Capt E H Martin got ready to give the oath to 12 from this county and surroundingarea The men are from left Harvey William Boelman Meser vey Dale Chris McCauiley 424 25th S W Keith Edward Pattschull 304 West State Marvin Oscar Piippo route 4 John Franklin Brown route 4 Mason City Report Shows 3 Employes of State Higher Paid Than Blue Britt Man Dies in Cabin Blaze Companion of Wesley Suffers Severe Burns Onamia Rhoads 48 of Britt Iowa was burned to death and his companion George Eenhuis 32 of Wesley Iowa is in the University of Minnesota hospital with burns suffered while trying to save him in a fire at a resort cabin on Mille Lacs Friday morning Sheriff Bruce Milton said the men arrived late Thursday after noon and a high wind kept them off the lake that day The 2 men had planned to go fishing Friday and about 9 oclock Eenhuis was aroused by flames which a strong wind was fan ning Eenhuis ran out of the cabin then ran back in to find Rhoads unconscious and gripping the mattress so tightly that Eenhuis was unable to get him away Otto Schumann owner of the resort where the 2 men were stay ing said the flames spread to an adjacent cabin but the Onamia fire department in time to prevent further damage Rhoads formerly lived in the Kanawha vicinity and recently had been living on a farm north of Britt Eenhuis lives on a farm near Wesley Reports from the univer sity hospital Friday afternoon stated that his condition was fa vorable Missouri Man Dies in Crash West of Corydon Corydon Hocke day 18 of St Joseph Mo was killed early Friday in a truck crash 4 miles west of Corydon Sheriff Nova Kelly said the semitrailer truck hauling beer iackknifed crashed through a bridge and landed in a field Hockeday was pinned in the cab and It required 4 hours to extricate him Kelly said Leslie Mudge Wathena Kans the regular driv er of the truck was breaking in Hockeday Mudge was unhurt WINS CONTEST Waterloo Osten dorf 14 Fort Dodge has been named state winner in the 1948 dairy record book contest The State Dairy association which an nounced the winner Friday said he will receive a wrist watch SAME mnnt traffic death ia put 34 Des Moines Three state employes drew higher salaries than the governor in the last fiscal year although the 1947 legislature nearly doubled the chief execu tives paycheck The annual state salary book released Friday showed President Virgil M Hancher of the Univer sity of Iowa and President Charles E Friley of Iowa State college each was paid Dr Edward N Anderson University of Iowa football coach received Makes Gpy Robert D Blues salary for the fiscal year ended last June 30 was The legislature had boosted it at the beginning of that year from The book publication of which is required by law listed approxi mately 37000 employes This com pares with about 35000 employes in the previous fiscal year There were about 12750 regular employes in the last fiscal year compared with approximately 11 000 the year before While the turnover was lower last year than the year before the number of regular employes increased last year 574 Persons Listed were 574 persons who re ceived or more This com pares with 390 who received that amount the previous year 380 in 1946 250 in 1945 250in 1944 and 215 in 1941 Of the 574 who received or more in the last fiscal year 237 were on the University of Iowa payroll 157 on Iowa State col leges rolls 66 were district judges 50 were elective or appointive state officials and 46 were em ployed by the Iowa State Teachers college Bandits Beat Hotel Owner Long Beach Cal An Omaha Nebr hotel owner was severely beaten by 3 bandits who robbed him and his wife of 000 in jewels and cash police re ported Friday William Miller 61 suffered a possible skull fracture when he was struck by pistol butts officers said His condition was described as critical His wife Hazel 51 told police this story Three gunmen entered their home late Thursday night after ringing the doorbell slugged her husband and forced her at gun point to open a safe They took a Masonic emblem with 33 diamonds valued at 3 rings a wrist watch and cash Then she was bound and gagged She managed to bite through her bonds breaking a tooth in the process Miller owns the Rome and Fon tanelle hotels in Omaha Man Dies of injuries Sustained When Hit by Bus in Waterloo Waterloo Pappus 55 died here at a m Friday in a local hospital of a fractured skull and other injuries sustained when he was struck by a city bus early Friday morning Traffic Sgt Quintin Parker said Pappus alighted from a bus Fri day morning about a m started across the street backed up to avoid other vehicle traffic and in so doing stepped into the path of a second bus No charges were filed against the driver of the bus Harold Man son Going Ahead With Plans for Hospital Des Moines Luth eran hospital is going ahead with plans for construction of a new wing The executive board Thursday directed architects to prepare plans suitable for study of con tractors Construction is expected to start sometime next spring The new wing is to provide 30 more beds a larger physiother apy department an outpatient department larger emergency rooms and a complete new polio department to replace the present Kenny cottage Government of Belgium Quits Spaak Brussels government of Premier PaulHenri Spaak re signed Friday in a crisis over its policy on the commutation of death sentences of 2 collaborators with the nazis Justice Minister Paul Struye re signed Thursday night after a 6 hour debate in parliament on the government policy Spaak who returned from Paris where he is a United Nations delegate because of the crisis called a full cabinet meeting and the mass resignation resulted The crisis revolved around 2 Belgian traitors whose death sen tences were commuted to life im prisonment They were Francois Bouveroulle and Andre Surin convicted of responsibility in sending 40 to 50 Belgians to con centration camps where they died After a 45 minute session Friday the coalition cabinet of Catholics and socialists resigned 4 Burned to Death in Closet Dixon 111 31 year old Dixon housewife and her 3 sons aged 18 months to 7 years were found burned to death in a closet of their home early Friday Dead are Mrs Margaret E War fel 31 Richard Warfel 7 Charles 6 and Robert 18 months Chief of Police Harry Fischer said Mrs Warfels husband Ran dall told him he was awakened by the smell of smoke and found the clothing in a closet ablaze and the 4 bodies on the floor Chief Fischer quoted Warfel as saying he put out the flames and drove to the home of Deputy Coroner Paul Sodergren who sum moned the police chief Mrs Warfel was the daughter of Mr and Mrs George Albright of Lisbon Iowa Rulers of Egypt Get Divorced Cairo UR King Farouk and Queen Farida of Egypt have been divorced it was announced offi cially Friday The royal couple was wed in 1938 It also was announced that Mo hammed Rua Pahlevi the Shah of Iran and Princess Fawzia sis ter of King Farouk had had their marriage dissolved by common ac cord It had been common knowledge for several years that the Shah and his wife were not on friendly terms Few Farmers See Depression Near Des Moines farming magazine reported Friday that few Americans expect a depres sion during the next year A poll conducted by Successful Farming magazine among 6000 000 farmers indicated that 68 per cent of the group looked forward to continued prosperity for the next year Thirteen per cent fore cast a slump and 19 per cent had no opinion However 37 per cent of the farmers predicted a slump before 1953 Forty per cent forecast no depression while 23 others were undecided Grange Backs Price Support Delegates Work to End 10Day Session Portland Me Nation al Grange convention Friday en dorsed a system of flexible gov ernment price supports aimed at preventing future surpluses and shortages of farm products It took this action after defeat ing a proposal to continue indefi nitely the present wartime support program of 90 per cent of parity Working to end its 10day ses sion by nightfall the Grange de clined to take a stand on the con troversial issue of compulsory health insurance It went on record however against a reduction in income taxes during the present period of high employment and income The convention did not say what the range of flexible supports should be in terms of percentages of parity TAKE COLD CASH Monterey Cal stole in cold cash from a restaurant police reported Friday The money was placed in a deep freezer for safety 1st Blast of Winter Hits Middle West Proposal to Reduce Arms Is Approved Western Plan Is Adopted Despite Russian Protests Paris United Nations assembly approved Friday a westernsupported plan looking toward reduced world armaments In so doing it ignored Russian pro tests that the United States and Britain are in a mad armaments race aimed against the Soviet Union The vote was 43 to 6 with the Russian bloc of nations voting no Roll Call Vote The assembly then began a roll call vote paragraphby paragraph on Russias demand for a one third cut in the armed forces of the 5 great powers within a year and for a ban on the atom bomb Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister A Y Vishinsky told the assembly during earlier debate he would not answer questions in the political committee as to how many soldiers Russia has under arms and would not answer them now Vishinsky said that information would be supplied in due time to the international control organ which was suggested in his resolu tion The soviet resolution already had been rejected by the 58 nation political committee which had ap proved the western supported resolution Dulles Raps Plan Vishinsky said the organ Russia suggested should receive all au thorized data on armaments and Russia would be ready to submit this simultaneously with the other major powers if they agreed to such a plan Before the vote was taken John Foster Dulles on behalf of the United States attacked Russias proposal as almost irresponsible and a cruel deception Brannan Says Meat Prices Going Down St Paul of Ag riculture Charles F Brannan says that meat prices are starting to decline as meat production in creases However he told a news confer ence Thursday meat production may not reach its peak before 1951 He said a marked spurt In pork output has been reported and more beef is expected for 1949 Brannan said there is an im mediate need to improve crop storage facilities which he claimed were cut by reduced appropria tions by the 80th congress Plan Meetings meetings will be held at the Fairview Evan gelical United Brethren church south of Bristow from Dec 5 to 10 with the Rev Art Frankhauser as guest speaker The Rev Leo Wilson is pastor of the church TRUMANS WITH U S front of the Havana Cathedral in downtown Havana Cuba are left to right Margaret Truman U S Ambassador Robert Butler Mrs Harry Truman and Mrs Robert But ler wife of the ambassador to Cuba Wirephoto ASKS ANNUAL GOP MEET Willkie son of the late Wendell Willkie and newly elected Indiana legislator tells the Young Republican club Thursday that the republican party should hold a national convention in 1949 to formulate a party program 5 Men Hurt as Storm Hits Western Iowa Sioux City men were injured communication was dis rupted trains and buses traveled off schedule and highway driving was made hazardous as north western Iowa and adjacent areas battled winters first major snow storm here Friday Alvin Thron 42 the most recent victim of driving on slippery streets here suffered undeter mined head injuries Friday when investigating police officers said he was struck at 4th and Jackson streets by an automobile driven by Robert H Drain 29 Heavy snow whipped by a high wind was beginning to drift high ways and the Iowa State Highway commission reported driving con ditions in this area bad Snow up to 5 inches had fallen Friday noon in parts of northwestern Iowa Meredith J Heldridge manager here for Northwestern Bell Tele phone Co said that an inch of slush hung from telephone lines and that communication had been all but severed in the Le Mars Sheldon and Spirit Lake territory In some areas it was said calls probably could not be made for at least 6 hours Budget Requests Top Last Appropriation 80 Per Cent Des Moines would cost nearly more a year to operate the state government in the next biennium if the askings of the various state departments and agencies are approved Gov Robert D Blue said Friday The governor said the overall askings represent an increase of about 80 per cent over the amounts appropriated by the leg islature for each year of the cur rent biennium He is expected to make some vigorous slashes in the askings before he makes his recommendations to the legisla ture in January The asked includes about to pay the prin cipal and interest on the veterans bonus for the first year It does not include proposals that the state bear 25 per cent of the schools operating costs If all the askings were approved and state income remained the same in the next biennium as it has been in this biennium it would leave the state treasury expendable balance on June 30 1951 at about The pres ent expendable balance is approx imately The askings for each year in the next biennium totaled ap proximately This compares with total appropri ations for each year of the current bienniums of new record ap propriations Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy windy and colder Friday night and Sat urday Rain changing to snow Friday night ending Saturday morning Low Friday night 24 to 28 High Saturday 34 to 48 Iowa Freezing rain and snow ex treme west Friday night Rain east portion and snow wrest por tion Saturday Colder Friday night and Saturday Low Friday night 3035 east to 2025 west Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures Saturday through Wednesday will average 2 to 4 degrees below normal Normal maximum temperatures range from 40 north to 47 south nor mal minimums from 22 north to 28 south Colder with rain eastern portion and snow west ern portion Saturday Slightly warmer with rain southern por tion Sunday Colder Monday through Wednesday with light snow Monday or Monday night Precipitation will average one quarter to onehalf inch Minnesota Mostly cloudy Friday night with southwest and rain changing to snow southeast and east central portions Cold er south portions Saturday mostly cloudy coldersoutheast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at oclock Friday morning Maximum 46 Minimum 38 At 8 a m Friday 39 Precipitation 65 YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum Jll Pilot Killed in Emergency Chute Jump Omaha Nebr William E Stone 28 Columbus Ohio was killed Thursday when he made a lowaltitude parachute jump from a disabled training plane near Laurel Nebr Offutt air base of ficials announced Friday The plane was disabled over the Elmer Schutte farm and Stone bailed out when it was at 100 feet The plane crashed and burned Schutte and a farm hand pulled the body from the flaming wreck age Stone an army air force reserve officer maintained a home a Plattsmouth Nebr with his wife and 2 children Many Towns on Plains Indicted for Tax Evasion Man Gets Income From Slot Machines Kcokuk proprietor of a coinoperated machine service here was indicted by a grand jury Friday on charges of federal in come tax evasion He is Cecil A Bottger of Keo kuk who is accused of evading in come taxes in 1942 1943 1944 and 1945 The indictment said that Bottger reported his total income for the 4 years as His income the indictment alleged actually to taled for those years Nearly all of the income listed in the indictment William Sheri dan U S assistant district attor ney said came from slot machine activities Juke boxes provided some of it he said Bottger was reported to have operated hundreds of machines in clubs and other places through out southeast Iowa northeast Mis souri and western Illinois Are Isolated Colorado Kansas Nebraska Bear Brunt of Storm By UNITED PRESS The seasons worst storm moved eastward across the midwest Fri day after lashing the great plains states with high winds and drift ing snow which blocked roads disrupted communications and left dozens of communities iso lated While the storm was centered in southeastern Iowa Friday other sections reported freakish weather A pea soup fog rolled in over New York from the Atlantic ocean and a tornado flattened homes and injured 19 persons in Mississippi Colorado Kansas and Nebraska had borne the brunt of the storm which moved into Iowa Friday and were digging out from be neath heavy snow as the skies cleared and high winds subsided U S weather forecasters said the storm would move eastward across the nation hitting the New England states this weekend But they revised earlier warnings of a blizzard Forecasters said the storm will ease up as it moves eastward Mostly Rain It will bring mostly rain and moderately high winds with only light snow they said The storm will center in Detroit by Saturday and in New York state by Sunday forecasters predicted Snow was forecast for Minne sota Wisconsin and upper Mich igan The weather bureau at Chi cago said temperatures will drop 10 to 15 degrees in the storms path The effect of the storm was felt as far east as the Atlantic coast The low pressure area in the mid west caused wetserly winds at New York is bringing an ocean fog into the city and reducing visibil ity to half a block Temperatures were falling quick ly in the wake of the storm The coldest spot in the country at a m CST was Fraser Colo where the mercury dropped to 9 below zero It was 2 below at Big Piney Wyo 3 below at Sinclair Wyo 4 above at Trinidad Colo and 8 above at Pueblo Colo Julius Badner U S weather bu reau forecaster at Chicago said the storm was centered over La moni Iowa at 6 a m CST He said the storm center seemed to be spreading out and slowing some what in its northeasterly move ment One of Series He said the storm was one of the series born in the Pacific that hit Oregon earlier this week It lost some of its force moving through the Rockies but redevel oped on the high plains Badner said Now it looks as though itll move clear across the country and right on into the Atlantic Meanwhile a new storm was buffeting the Oregon and Wash ington coastline It was the 3rd Pacific disturbance to hit the coast in less than a week Armed Bandits Hold Up Loan Corporation Keokuk 3 state search was underway Friday for 2 armed bandits who held up a loan com pany Thursday and fled with 100 Police in Iowa Illinois and Missouri were alerted soon after the pair held 2 Public Loan asso ciation employes at gunpoint and took the loot from an open safe shortly before closingtime Chief of Police Louis Atkins said the bandits may have escaped in a stolen automobile belonging to Alice Murray Red Cross exec utive secretary The 4 principal nut crops that Americans eat are fil berts walnuts and pecans Pick National Farm Bureau Delegates DCS Moines ff The Iowa Farm Bureau federation at the closing session of its state conven tion here Thursday selected 20 men and 10 women the National Farm Bureau federation meeting Dec 1317 at Atlantic City N J Delegates to the national con vention are President Howard Hill and Vice President Richard S Stephens Frank Abraham Mt Pleasant Cedric Hall Hornick Marvin McLain Brooklyn Joe Wise Sac City Charles Hearst Cedar Falls Roland Trivley Ran dolph J C Horlacker Storm Lake and J Kendall Lynes Plain field Women delegates are Mrs Ros coe Eliason Letts state womens chairman Mrs Raymond Sayre Ackworth Mrs Floyd Dittmer Strawberry Point Mrs Carl Hoover New Sharon Mrs Harley McLain Havelock Mrs Martin Sunderman Clarinda Mrs T A Ledlie Moines Mrs Omer Gasser Lime Springs Mrs Merle Twinam Crawfordsville and Mrs Doyle Anderson Moulton There is about one cents worth of gold in 1000 gallons of sea water ;