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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 23, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR MASON CITY GLOBE GAZETT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH and United Presi Full Lease Wires E IOWANS NEIGHBORS Child Killed in Panama Melee Ousted President Leads Thousands in Near Revolt Police gunfire smashed a nearrevolt as Dr Daniel Chan MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 23 1949 HOME EDITION UWlf is Jr forced to resign president Sunday in a nation al police thousands of supporters in a march on the pres idential palace in an attempt regain power Inside the palace behind police guards was Roberto Chiari former vice president who was sworn in as president after Chanis bowed to a police ultimatum and re signed He insisted he would sit tight and remain president National police who are Pana ma s only armed force dispersed the marchers with niachinegun bullets rifle fire and tear gas The demonstrators had rallied behind Chanis as he dramatically strode into a session of the na tional assembly and declared I withdraw my resignation He flung the letter to the floor and insisted he still was the constitu tional president of Panama The 58yearold surgeonpoli tician who had served as presi dent only 4 months until he was ousted by Police Chief Col Jose Remon then led a crowd of dem onstrators that grew to thousands as they passed through the streets In Cathedral Plaza a block from the presidential palace helmeted police opened fire For 2 hours rioting flared at a hot pitch As the shooting died down 3 yearold Manuel Pazmino was dead His father was among the 11 wounded As dawn appeared Remons na tional police appeared to be in full control of the city Remon Panamas new strong man was the central figure in the latest political crisis Chanis tried to fire him along with 2 deputy police chiefs last Saturday on charges that they were involved in illegal business monopolies In stead of resigning Remon sur rounded the presidential palace with armed police 60 Rebel Bodies Found Headless Rangoon Burma head less bodies of 60 rebels were found Wednesday after government troops drove a group of commu nists and Karens out of the village of Mezalikangon It was believed that the leaders took the heads of their dead com rades so that the bodies could riot be identified Burmese press reports said the rebels were badly beaten in the 3hour fighting before they with drew Occupation Controls to Be Relaxed Bonn Germany Ger manys Chancellor Konrad Ade nauer has accepted proposals by the 3 allied high commissioners to relax occupation controls Agreement was reached Tues day night after 3 lengthy meet ings to set into motion ideas adopted 2 weeks ago by the big3 foreign ministers for improving German economy and including at least the western zones into the European family of nations once again Details of the agreement were not disclosed They will be made public some time Thursday after noon Adenauer however already has announced that the western occupatfon powers have proposed to reduce considerably the allied program cf tearing down German industrial plants to permit Ger many once again to built up her merchant fleet to allow the Ger mans to have consular represen tatives abroad and to join some of the international organizations in the hope of unifying European economy In return for these concessions the Germans have been asked to recognize international control over the rich industrial Ruhr val ley to work with the allied se curity board in preventing Ger man rearmament and to give guarantees its big war industrial cartels will be broken up Although the agreement needs no parliamentary ratification on the part of the Germans Ade nauer is scheduled to report in full to the Bonn assembly Thurs day Adenauer is expected to give details of how occupation con trols are to be relaxed The pro posals are still under critical de bate in the French national as sembly Good Fishing Boston Skippers serving Bostons fishing fleet averaged income last year Predict 12 Auto Deaths on Holiday Des Moines per sons may be killed in traffic fatal ities during the holiday week end beginning Thursday the state safety department said Wednes day This is because our traffic toll record thus far this month is so good comparatively and because of the law of averages Depart ment Commissioner Alfred W Kahl explained He added It may sound strange to base a prediction of excess traffic deaths on what has been a good record so far this month But we have seen time and again an equally promising record evapor ate almost over night And we have been forced to recognize the law of average factor in traffic safety During the 4day Thanksgiving holiday weekend last year 7 per sons were killed in traffic acci dents The departments records show 32 traffic fatalities thus far this month That is 8 fewer than for the corresponding period last year and 16 fewer than during the same time in 1947 If the traffic toll this November is to equal last November Kahl said 31 persons are yet to die on the highways in the next 7 days This is because our records show 63 persons were killed in traffic accidents in November last year It was the worst November of rec ord Tlvis Paper Consists ot TV No 39 nib tube scpn TO me neieatter It seems to fit Wonder what hell done f Ward Released Must Quit China Rule Death by Shooting Is Suicide Independence Wednesday described as suicide the bullet wound death of a young farmer who allegedly shoved his girl friend off a landing and then engaged in a wild auto chase with a deputy sheriff during which shots were exchanged Coroner Fay J Ruffcorn said Dale L Peck 25 of Brandon Iowa shot himself in the head with a 22 rifle after parking on a deserted dead end country road at the end of the chase with offi cers He said no inquest would be held Sheriff Emory Hart said Peck earlier had exchanged shots with Deputy Sheriff Nyle Fulton during an interlude in a chase which be gan when Fulton sought to serve a warrant on Peck The warrant charging assault with intent to do great bodily in jury had been sworn out by Mrs Leona Miller 20 Independence divorcee Hart said Mrs Miller reported Peck pushed her off a id story apartment ing a quarrel The exchange of shots occurred outside the Brandon telephone office where Peck parked after Fulton had gone in to call for help after vainly pursuing Peck at speeds as high as 80 miles an lour Hart said The deputy sheriff said he shot at Pecks tire after Peck called him out of the telephone office and fired a shot at the deputy Dies of Auto Crash Injuries Cedar Rapids r roll Smith 48 of Cedar Rapids died n St Lukes hospital Wednesday of injuries suffered last Friday vhen his automobile swerved rom the street and hit a tree Fred Longstaff 38 also of Ce dar Rapids a passenger in the car was released from the hospital Sunday Smiths death was the 2nd raffic fatality in Cedar Rapids his year Would Make Colleges Pay Property Tax Waverly appeared to be growing Wednesday for a move to enable cities to recover tax revenue they are now losing because colleges are exempt from paying taxes on income property The mayors of Fayette and Wav erly were the latest to endorse a plan suggested by Mayor M F Zimmerman of Grinnell Zimmerman proposed that the Iowa legislature amend the pres ent law which exempts colleges from paying property tax on in come property in such a way that cities losing the revenues would be reimbursed Mayor Heck Ross of Des Moines who discussed the matter with Zimmerman Tuesday said he wanted the colleges to pay taxes on the properties if they derive income from them Mayors M J Schneider of Fay ette and A J Lord of Waverly both said they approved the gen eral plan and will attend a meet ing which Ross and Zimmerman said would be called within a week The meeting will be held to discuss the matter Ross said Vote Split in AntiGambling Crusade Poll Charles City returns in a Charles City Daily Press poll on gambling showed Wednesday that while 43 of the first 77 voters favor abolition of slot machines 45 oppose banning games of chance such as bingo at carnivals fairs church and school gather ings The ballot was published only last Saturdays in order to prevent anyone from casting more than one ballot the Daily Press explained On the general question of whether they favored Attorney General Robert Larsons anti gambling drive 38 said they did and 38 said they did not The vote on some other ques tions in the poll included Do you favor slot machine oper ations in privately owned night clubs No 56 yes 21 Do you favor slot machine oper ations in the clubs of fraternal and veterans organizations Yes 34 no 41 Written comments on the ballots ranged from 100 per cent support of Larson to outright opposition If you are going to abolish all games of chance as gambling why not outlaw farming one person wrote Another said Lets keep At torney General Larson in office What about it girls Find Woman 82 Dead in Alley in Waterfoo Waterloo 82 year old Waterloo woman Jennie Bailey was found dead in an alley in the downtown business section here early Wednesday She was a dishwasher in an all night restaurant House Unit Will Not Probe Reasons for Denfeld Ouster Washington The reasons for removal of Admiral Louis E Denfeld as chief of naval operations will not be probed by the house armed services committee Chairman Vmson DrGa so told newsmen Wednesday Denfelds removal followed the committees recent in vestigation of national fense policies which brought SAME Black means traffic death In past 14 PUT UP SANTA CLAUSES Estherville 10foot plywood and plastic Santa Glaus figures have been set up at key approaches to Eslhcrvilie into sharp focus differences of opinion among navy army and air force leaders The admiral a star witnesscriticized defense policies His removal was re quested by Secretary of the Navj Matthews As far as he is concerned Vin son said there will be no more hearings in the armed services squabble despite requests of some committee members for a congres sional airing of the Denfield ous ter These committee m embers claimed the committee was as sured by Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson that no witness from the armed services would be penalized for freely expressing his views Denfelds removal to an other post they said with consid erable heat at the time was a vio lation of this assurance and an in dication that Denfeld was demoted because he talked Chairman Vinson himself said Oct 28 Denfeld had been made to walk the plank because of his testimony At that time Vin son said the committee would look into the ouster when congress re convened Matthews said that Denfeld was removed because he lacked quali fications in that he was not in full sympathy with policies governing unification of the armed services He and Johnson both said there was no retaliation involved Vinsons committee is due to make a formal report to congress early next year on its study of the defense row That said Vinson will be the end of the episode so far as he is concerned Vinsons position made it im probable that the committee would inquire into the recent transfer to the west coast of Naval Captain John Crommeiin whose release of confidential memoranda from high naval officers to Secretary Matthews led to the congressional inquiry Besides being transferred from Washington Crommeiin was offi cially reprimanded and his sub sequent request for a courtmar tial was rejected by Admiral For rest P Sherman who replaced Denfeld as chief of naval tions opera Hit by Auto Badly Injured Clyde Phillips 55 730 N Fed eral is in fair condition at Mercy hospital where he was treated for 2 fractures Wednesday morning after being struck by an auto He has a compound left leg fracture and a fractured left thigh Police said he was struck by an auto driven by Elmer Praznk 18 1430 Madison N W about am near 8th and North Federal They reported that Phillips was crossing the street from the cast to his home on the west side of Fed eral and had walked in front of one car traveling just ahead of Prazak The latter was attempting to pass and apparently did not see Phillips the report said Resigns as Head of GOP Finance Unit Des Moines JP w Harold Brenton head of a string of Iowa banks resigned Wednesday as chairman of the republican party finance committee in Iowa He said his resignation was caused by the press of personal business He added that he would continue to serve on the commit tee however He has been a mem ber of the committee for 7 years Republican State Chairman Whitney Gillilland said a succes sor as chairman has not been chosen Brenton who lives in Des Moines said he feels that the chairmanship should go to some one who has more time to devote to the work I will continue to work for the republican party in Iowa he saici Soviet Backs China Reds7 UN Stand Vishinsky Says Nationalist Group Is Not Recognized New York Andrei Y Vishinsky announced Wednes day the Soviet Union no longer recognizes the Chinese national ist delegation to the United Na tions The announcement touched off an angry exchange in the 59na t i o n general assembly between Vishinsky and Dr ChiehHou Kan personal adviser to Li Tsung Jen acting president of China who now is in British Hong Kong The soviet foreign minister told the assembly we will not regard the Kuomintang delegation as representatives of China Chieh replied angrily in loud tones Mr Vishinsky your mere wish will not put the Chinese com munists in our seats in the assem bly If your wish were law then 80 pelcent of the delegates in the assembly would be unseated In a few days Chieh said we shall present to the assembly documents and proofs that the Soviet Union has violated the ChineseRussian treaty and the United Nations charter and that the Soviet Union is guilty of in ternational crimes of a very se rious nature Assembly President Carlos P Roinulo tried in vain to turn the discussions back to the atomic control question before the assembly Vishinsky insisted on taking the floor however and shouted that Russia could not consider these pygmies as a delegation However he added I dont put the question now of depriving the nationalist delegation of its seats Nationalist Cabinet Is Trimmed Down Chungking nationalist China cabinet was streamlined Wednesday into a small mobile uriit designed to follow the fight ing front Wholesale dismissals of thou sands of government workers were ordered It was the first clear Year Old Baby Is Electrocuted Oakland UFDjAuthorities said Wednesday that a baby apparently touched an electric mixer and a luwa mues nortneast of water faucet simultaneously Tues Private reports said in dication that the government plans to abandon this cold dreary in land Yangtze river city which has served as provisional capital of hina less than 2 months The decision obviously was forced by the approach of Chinese communists The government ad mitted it was at Wulong 70 miles to the east and in the vicin ity of Chunghsien a Yangtze river town 140 miles northeast of day in a household accident that took his life Allen Lee Hill 18 months old crawled from his high chair on to a kitchen sink while his mothers back was turned as she was bak ing a cake He was electrocuted The child was the son of Mr and Mrs Waldo Hill who live on a farm near here Mrs Hill said that at first she did not know what caused the shock Gravitt Sentenced to 12 to 18 Months for Manslaughter Atlanta D Gravitt xi driver convicted of involun tary manslaughter for the traffic death of Margaret Mitcheli Wed tesday was sentenced to 12 to 18 months in jail Gravitt was convicted last Wed nesday by a jury that recommend ed a sentence of not less than one year or more than 18 months The author of Gone With the iVind was struck and fatally in ured by Gravitys car on the nuht 01 Aug 11 Shooting Death Is Ruled Accidental Delhi UR Authorities said Wednesday the death of William Schnittjer 6 apparently was a huunting accident Schnittjers body was found on s farm near here Tuesday Au horities said he apparently shot himself with his shotgun while luntinj Tsunyi 130 miles to the south had fallen to the reds Premier Yen HsiShan an nounced the streamlining of the cabinet after it met Wednesday He said no single ministry would have more than 100 employes That means thousands govern ment employes will be thrown out of work in an area where they know very few people THE REV E A FITZGERALD Fitzgerald Will Go to Winonaf Minn Washington G The appoint ment by Pope Pius of the Most Rev Edward A Fitzgerald D D formerly auxiliary to the Arch bishop of Dubuque as bishop of Winona Minn was announced Tuesday night Archbishop Amleto Giovanni Ci cognani Apostolic delegate to the United States made the announce ment Bishop Fitzgerald became aux iliary to the archbishop of Du buque Most Rev Henry P Rohl man D D and titular bishop of Cantanus in August 1946 He was born in Cresco Iowa in 1893 the son of Edward A and Emma Daly Fitzgerald After tak ing the bachelor of arts degree at Loras college Dubuquein 1913 Bishop Fitzgerald attended the grand seminary in Montreal for 3 yearsHe was ordained to the priesthood in July 1916 He taught at Loras college from 7 Perish When Train Hits Truck Lubbock Tex per sons were killed Wednesday and at least 7 others injured when a Santa Fe freight train rammed a ruckload of cotton pickers a Shallow Water Tex 11 mile north of Lubbock All of the cotton pickers wen jf LatinAmerican descent and ived at Lubbock None of their names were available immediately First reports from the scene sale Bodies were strewn 100 yard along the railroad tracks near th country road crossing where th accident happened at 9 a m CST The pickers were being taken to cotton fields at the time Hormel Makes Profit Payment to Employes Austin Minn Hormel a c k i n g company Wednesday lade final payment on its em Yen where said a in the safer place some Taipeh be established to safeguard archives Yen gave the 10000 persons to be dismissed 2 choices First to undergo training for defense work as home guards recruiting agents or political workers in rural areas 2nd to quit outright The bulk are expected to quit Yen promised them 4 months sev erance pay plus 70 silver Chinese dollars for traveling expenses Under current rates each would be turned loose in an almost strange region with less than loyes share of 1949 profits The 6369 eligible employes re 26 ceived a total of Each re ceived an amount 1028 times his full weekly paycheck Under the Hormel joint earn ings plan all income from sale of products after livestock is paid for and all other expenses except labor are deducted goes into the joint earnings fund This money is shared by employes and stock holders on an established scale The weekly wages of workers are paid out of the employes share If there is anything left over in the share at the end of the year it is paid to the workers as a final yearend payment North Iowa Faces Thanksgiving Fare of Rain or Snow Des Moines rain or snow is the forecast for northern Iowa Wednesday night and early Thursday The weather bureau said it would be cloudy and somewhat colder in the rest of the state High temperatures Wednesday were expected to range from 32 38 degrees in the northeast to near 50 in the squthwest BOY ELECTROCUTED Monticello Virgil Miller year old son of Mr and Mrs Har ry Miller of near here was elec trocuted Wednesday by faulty in a floor lamp in his lomc Ir 4 Consulate Aides Also Get Freedom U S Consul Given Trial by Communist Peoples Court Washington Ward the American consul general at Mukden has been released from jail by the Chinese communists and ordered out of the country The communists also released 4 consulate aides who were jailed with Ward Oct 24 on what the state department called trumped up charges of beating and insult ing 2 Chinese in a wage dispute The department announced Wed nesday that it had received word of the releases from Ward himself It was the first direct word from the consul general in a month In winding up what the depart ment has denounced as their bar baric treatment of Ward the communists gave him a trial be fore a peoples This court found them all guilty and meted out varying prison sentences Then the sentences were commuted to deportation Reports by Phone Ward 56yearold veteran dip lomat made his report in a tele phone conversation with American Consul General O Edmund Clubb at Peiping Clubb rushed the in formation to Washington Ward said the other 4 men and he were up and about state department instructed Clubb to tell Ward that he and his entirestaff are to depart from Mukden forthwith 7 4 iajled with Ward were Ralph Rehberg of Rochester N V a foreign service clerk Shiro latsumi a mechanic and 2 Euro pean employes of the consulate Franco Cicogna and Alfred Kris ton Rehberg and Tatsumi are American citizens Just Wonderful In Rochester N Y Mrs Ed ward J Rehberg mother of Reh berg greeted the news with Isnt that just wonderful Her first word of her sons re lease came in a telephone call from the state department There was no explanation here as to what kind of transportation irom Mukden might be given the consulate staff On previous occa sions the communists had prom ised to take the consulate person nel out of Mukden but never made good their promises The individual sentences im posed by the Mukden communists were Ward 6 months imprison ment one year parole Ralph C Rehberg and Alfred Kristan 4 months imprisonment one year parole Shiro Tatsumi and Franco Cicogma 3 months imprisonment one year parole Ward also reported that in ad dition to being charged with the assault of a Chinese worker he was charged with certain finan cial obligations including com pensation to the injured sever ance pay and extra salary pay ments The latter 2 charges appar ently are in connection with clo sure of the consulate and dis charge of the staff Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy Wednesday night with snow flurries and low near 24 Cloudy and windy Ihursday with snow flurries and high near 35 Iowa Cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday with light rain or snow north portion Wednes day night and early Thursday Colder Wednesday nightLow Wednesday night 2530 north east to 35 southwest Minnesota Snow Wednesday night and Thursday with amounts ranging from 3 to 5 inches of new snow over most of north portion to a little or nothingex treme southwest portion Tem peratures moderating west por tion early Wednesday night and east portion late Wednesday night Low Wednesday night ranging from 5 to 10 above northeast to 20 to 28 southwest e a v y Wednesday night High Thursday 22 to l9 north 28 to 35 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis ics of the 24 hours ending at 8 m Wednesday Maximum 45 Minimum 23 At 8 a m 23 fEAR AGO Maximum 31 Minimum ;