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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 24, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOMEtDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LVI J Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 24 1949 This Paper Consists of Two One No Si NEW REGALIA FOR FEDERAL avenue has that completely new look for the holiday season this year with bright new decorations This shot is looking north from near 1st S W The new lights inside the bells will be turned on for the first time during Friday nights shopping hours The new trimming is aluminum foil City firemen donated their services to put up the decorations spent many other hours at the station getting them ready The retailers division of the Chamber of Commerce contrib uted nearly for the new fixtures Anxiously Awaiting Return of Ward to United States Washington department officials expressed hope Thursday that American Consul General Angus Ward would shortly be able to begin his long delayed departure from communist ruled Mukden China They are anxious to have him safely home and they Move Against Philippine Rebel Force Manila Philippines UR The government Thursday scorned a ceasefire proposal and alerted air force fighters and bombers for action against guerillas entrenched in the Batangas coastal hills south of Manila The ceasefire was suggested by Batangas provincial and municipal officials to permit an attempt at peaceful settlement and allow farmers caught in the crossfire of battle to evacuate But Brig Gen Alberto Ramos chief of the constabulary saidthe government would not agree to any proposals to suspend opera tions That would be a sign of weak ness and we are determined to prove that the government is strong he said We can only agree to a suspension if President so orders He said fighters and bombers based at Pipa City 15 miles north of Batangas would support 4 con stabulary and one army companies in an attempt to dislodge and smash the rebels to ask him some de ailed questions about his im risonment by the Chinese reds The fact that a communist court rdered Ward and 4 staff members eported gave rise to the belief ere that the communists would o longer place any obstacles in rie way of closing the consulate t Mukden and removing all the ersonnel Fire Raging in Church of Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem broke out Wednesday night in the Church ol the Holy Sepulchre a hallowed Christian shrine and was still blazing Thursday Flame and smoke columns could be seen above the old city walls From roof top it appeared that the superstructure and cupola of the church already had been destroyed by the flames Lackof communi cations prevented a report on whether the fire is being brough under control The Israel government has of fered to send in firemen if the Jordan regime will let them crps the lines to the old city occupied by Jordans Arab legion since thi Palestine war Jordans King Abdullah and Eu opean diplomats were reported hurrying to the holy city to inves tigate the blaze Reports reaching here said th upper dome of the church caugh fire Wednesday night but that al valuables had been removed t safety Parts of Iowa Have White Thanksgiving DCS Moines ranging up to 3i inches brought a white Thanksgiving to parts of Iowa Most of the snow fell in the east central and northeast sections of the state Wednesday night El kader reported the top amount at 3i inches Dubuque and New Hampton had 3 inches Decorah 2f and Mason City 2 The Iowa highway patrol said highways in some areas snowpacked and slippery were For the moment however the tate department was without any pecific word as to Wards plans r how rapidly the Chinese com nunist authorities will permit him o act News of his release was an nounced by the department Wed nesday after Ward himself had ent word of it through Consul General O Edmund Clubb at helping Ward said that he and 4 of his taff members had been convicted if various charges revolving iround the alleged beating of a Chinese employe last October 11 He reported they had been given prison sentences ranging from 3 o 6 months All the sentences lowever were commuted to de portation Ward drew the 6 months sen tence Ralph C Rehberg an American citizen and Alfred Kris an a European employed by the consulate each got 4 months Shiro Tatsumi a JapaneseAmerican and Frank Cicognia another Eu ropean employe were given 3 months The state departments response o this news was to instruct Clubb o inform Ward that he and his en ire staff are to depart from Mukden forthwith This was in line with previous American actions since the Muk den consulate had been ordered closed early this year Communist authorities promised transporta tion for all the personnel and bag bage in June but never made good on it The consulate staff consists of 12 American officials and in addi tion there are at least 2 foreign employes who were among the 4 ordered deported along with Ward There are also Mrs Ward and the Japanese wife of a Japanese American member of the staff and their 4 JapaneseAmerican chil dren A cloudy blustery Thanksgiving day was forecast Intermittent freezing rain and snow flurries were expected Thursday afternoon and evening The patrol said highways around Waukon Independence Oelwein Forest City and Garner were snowpacked and very icy Thurs day morning There were other icy slushy and slippery spots scat tered throughout the snow area The low temperature Wednes day night was 20 degrees at Mason City Wednesdays high was 44 at Sioux City American Thanksgiving Day Marked New World Concept Perhaps at no time in Americanhistory has it been more neces sary than the present to hark back to the fundamental concepts of Thanksgiving as voiced in the first of the now traditional Thanks giving proclamations by President George Washington setting aside the last Thursdav in November as a day to give thanks to Almighty God That idea was presented by the Rev Arthur E Pritchett at St Johns Episcopal church Sunday Many nations in ages past said the rector have had thanksgiving days but these were mainly an expres sion of thanks for bountiful crops and many of them were in the form of revelry The Americans Thanksgiving is a uew concept an expression of the fact that their forefathers crossed barriers greater than the seas when they came to this countryTheir new life marked a radical social and political departure from the old world to new ideals of liberty and freedom Not always have they reached the peaks of their ideals blit they have labored toward that end In the light of that explanation Wash ingtons proclamation takes on fuller meaning for all of us on this Thanksgiving day THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION By George Washington City of New York Oct 3 1789 Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the provi dence of Almighty God to obey His will to be grateful for His benefits and humbly to implore His protection and favor and whereas both houses of congress have by their joint committee requested me to recommend to the people of the United States a clay of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the people of these states to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the Beneficent Author of all the good that was that is or that will be That we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His Provi dence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war for the great degree of tranquility union and plenty which we have since enjoyed for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing usefu knowledge and in general for all the great and various favors whicl He hath been pleased to confer upon us And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions to enable us all whether in public or private stations to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually to render our national government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a government of wise just and constitutional laws discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations especially such as have shown kindness unto us and to bless them with good goverriment peace and concord To promote the knowledge andpractice of true religion and virtue and the encrease of science among them and us and generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best t GlobeGazette photo FIGURES IN DEATH shows the car of Wilbert Olson 922 9th street N E Mason City after it collided with a car driven by Mayor F S Balgeman of Whitte more in which Mrs Balgeman was killed at p m Wednesday 2 miles west of Hutch ins Olson and Balgeman were taken to Mercy hospital in Mason City Mrs Balgeman died before reaching the hospital Collision Fatal to One Whittemore Mayors Wife Is Killed F S Balgeman 68 wife of the mayor of Whittemore was killed and her husband 75 was critically injured in a collision of their car with a car driven by Wilbert Olson assistant to the construction superintendent of the Standard Oil company of Mason City 2 miles west of Hutchins on highway 18 at p m Wednes day Olson lives at 922 9th street N E Mason City Olson suffered from shock and chest injuries and was taken to Mercy hospital Mrs Balgeman died before reaching the hospital Takes Mans Daughter and Automobile Omaha Nebr said Thursday that a young married man from Oelwein Iowa will be returned here to answer a com plaint that he ran away with a 16yearold girl and stole her fathers car Charles Roethmer 25 Oelwein Iowa the father oC 3 children and Laretta Lucas 16 were jailed Wednesday at Ogallala Ncbr upon orders of Omaha detectives Omaha police said that Edward Lucas told them Roethmer ran away with his daughter stole his car and took the battery out of his tractor to make the auto run The pair left the city Lucas said while he was attending church last Sunday morning He said that his daughter told a friend that she and Roethmer in tended to work their way to Ice land Inspector Harry Green said he hadnt learned why the couple headed west instead of east if they intended to reach Iceland He said that Lucas probably could deal with his daughter but that Roethmer will face a charge of auto theft Priests Ordered to Resist Czech Red Control of Church Prague Czechoslovakia Roman Catholic bishops ordered priests Thursday to resist the communist governments campaign to seize control of the church and threatened to unfrock any who refuse The bishops told the priests they should defend the Phillips Condition Good After Accident The condition of Clyde Phillips 730 North Federal who was hit by a car early Wednesday was re ported as good at Mercy hospital Thursday Phillips suffered 2 se vere fractures in the mishap when he walkedin front of one auto be ing passed by another police said He was struck by the rear car Radium Found on City Dump Molinc 111 city dump Wednesday gave up a container of radium missing from a Moline skin specialists office since Nov 10 The vial was found by Walter Johnson a garage worker who used a portable GeigerMueller counter Johnson a onetime uranium prospector in Colorado had been helping Dr Norfaert Barwasser in the search for the missing onethird ounce of ra dium Barwasser in reporting the loss said it was probably swept by er ror into a wastebisket The search then was concentrated on the city dump When Johnsons counter indi cated a radioactive substance was present a bulldozer unearthed the section Johnson asked the doc tor what does it look like It looks like that piece of metal there on the ground the doctor said Johnson picked it up It was the missing container The ra dium valued at was still in side Fire On Ship Under Control New York A fire that broke out aboard the Icelandic freighter Trollafoss shortly after midnight was brought under con trol within an hour by New York firemen and crew members Firemen said the blaze started in baled alfalfa in the No 2 hold while the ship was berthed at an East river pier The Trollafoss formerly the American owned coastal Courser is an 8000ton 400foot vessel church even at the risk their lives The call for resistance was is sued by the bishops after a secret meeting last week to map their campaign against the governments drive to break church resistance They said any priest who re fuses obedience to his bishops and to the law of the church be trays Christ his brethren and the nation Such a man has no more right as a Catholic priest Jurisdiction including that of the confessional will be stripped from him The bishops statement was the11 churchs answer to drastic new church laws which the govern ment put into effect Nov 1 mak ing the church virtually a govern ment body and priests servants of the state Everything depends on you now the bishops said in a long statement distributed to priests Thursday We defend ourselves as those who are attacked have a right to defense The bishops conceded that the priests probably would suffer very much for your loyalty to your pro fession but they said Be sure that suffering for Christ the highest glory on earth is always a seed of faith and the life which may be shortened by suffering is worth much more and gives more to souls than a long life and easy actions by which the work of Christ would be wasted the faith spoiled by heresy the order of God broken and the life of the faith weakened and re placed by paganism Good Hunting White Pigeon Mich neth Harris spent a futile day in the woods hunting deer As he was driving home his car struck a large object in the road It was a 180pound 9 point buck Police Lay Siege to Panama Students in School Building Panama Panama laid siege to high school students in a national university building Wednesday night after fighting a gun battle with the youths in which 7 per sons were wounded The police Panamas only armed force said the students opened fire on a patrol that was dispersing groups gathering to demonstrat in sup port of efforts by Daniel Chams Jr to regain Panamas presi dency The students claimed the police opened fire on them without pro vocation The firing around a university building on the boundary between Panama and the U Scontrolied Among the first on the scene j canal zone lasted 20 minutes was Kenneth Boughton of Britt j Stray bullets reportedly fell in President of Northwestern Bell Is Dead Omaha J Hopley 54 president of Northwestern Bell Telephone company and former U S civil defense director died here Wednesday Death was attributed to a heart ailment The late James Forrestal as sepretary of defense named Hop ley to the civil defense post in March 1948 He served 9 months supervising the preparation of a plan for civil preparedness The plan covered such regional and national emergencies as floods fires and storms as well as war After considerable debate over whether it should be under mili tary direction the plan was al lowed to die Hopley entered the hospital Nov 9 for treatment of a gall bladder ailment He had been ieeling well until heart trouble brought his death Survivors mcludc his widow 2 sons Russell Jr a student at Iowa State college Ames and John K Hopley a high school student in Omaha and 2 sisters Irma Hop ley of Fort Madison Iowa and Mrs J R Jackson of Chicago Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian church here at 11 a rn Friday Burial will be coroner oE Hancock county who arrived a few minutes alter the crash He administered oxygen to the injured and took them by am Mason City Balgeman was unconscious with multiple injuries following the crash and his condition at the hos pital Thursday was described as poor The body of Mrs Balgeman was taken to the Hyink funeral home at Whittemore The Balgemans were on their wayhome from Clear Lake where Mr Balgeman had been taking treatments Highway patrolmen said marks on the highway which were dry at the time indicated that Balge man was attempting to pass an other vehicle when the crash oc curred Mrs Balgeman was thrown from the car The front end of the Standard Oil company car was badly smashed as was also the right side of the Balgeman car The Balgemans formerly farmed in this vicinity later retiring and moving to West Bend then to Whittemore He had been mayor here more than a year Besides her husband Mrs Balge man leaves 8 children as follows George and Harry Balgeman of Whittemore Mrs Clarence John the canal zone and armed Panama police patrolled along the boun son and Louis Balgeman of West Bend Mrs Oscar Schattschmeidler of Davenport Mrs Frank Behnke of LaUmcr Mrs William Heller of Algona and Delbert BE West Bend The studentshad tried first to demonstrate in a downtown plaza but were prevented bypoilce pa trols They were reassembling at the university when the shooting started Flee Into Building Many of the students fled into the building adjoinipg Others were arrested Police tear gas more out and into at Forest Omaha Lawn cemetery in Hopiey was born in Blue Island 111 At 20 he went to work for the telephone company as a collector at Fort Madison Iowa His rise through the ranks took him to the operating vice presidency in 1937 and to the presidency in 1942 Argentine Probes Wire Services forced still custody A 41yearold woman was crit ically wounded but police said she suffered gunshot wounds while walking on a street far away from the university area Two policemen were among the injured An hour after the firing a uni versity professor entering the building with a medical team said about 100 students were inside though many had escaped The professor said the youths were not armed but where pelting the police with broken flower pots and tiles Fire Returned Other witnesses said the police fire had been returned from the university building The medical team said there were no casualties inside the building By midnight only 30 students described as high school boys still were inside the building The police surrounded the site throughout the night but made no rurther attempt to force their was n Though eyewitnesses said the police had picked up carloads of students officers said only were being held Buenos Aires Argentina UR A congressional committee inves tigating antiArgentine activities Thursday assigned accountants to inspect the books and accounts of the United Press and the Associ ated Press from Aug 1 1945 Representatives of the commit tee first visited the UP office explained their mission and left behind an accountant Then they repeated the same procedure at the AP office The committee also stationed 2 uniformed police at the 4th floor UP office fte trifflc death in pait 21 hnun Resignation of Lilienthal Leaves A EC Post Opening Mere than 6000000 Japanese have been returned to Japan in an occupationsponsored repatriation program Washington E Lil ienthals resignation as U S atomic chief left wide open Thursday the question of who will succeed him in one of the most important jobs in the world Lilienthal will quit as chairman of the atomic energy commission Dec 31 President Truman an nounced Wednesday that he was accepting the resignation re luctantly and with the utmost re gret The 50 year old former attorney became the first civilian head of the multibillion dollar atomic program on Oct 28 194G His term normally would have expired next June 30 along with those of the other 4 commissioners Presidential Secretary Charles G Ross told reporters he had no idea whom Mr Truman would name to the a year post Lilienthal a controversial fig ure throughout most of his 20 years of public life and particular ly in recent months as AEC chair man submitted his resignation November 21 saying he wished to return to private life In a radio interview CBS Wednesday night he said There is only one lime when a fellow can quit this kind of job and thats when it is going well He added that he thought the secrecy shrouded program had come a long ways m the 3 years he has directed il adding I will say this and say it with out any satis fied that a good beginning has been made He may elaborate at a news con ference Monday 9 a m Lilienthals resignation was not totally unexpected There have been periodic reports that he was weary of the post and that he planned to step out once he felt he had been cleared of the in credible mismanagement charges made against him and the AEC by Senator Hickenloopcr A majority of the senatehouse atomic committee reported last month thai its hearings into the Hickenloopcr charges had been fruitless But a minority report was sub mitted by republican committee by the Iowa disagreeing Hickenlooper former committee chairman and republican Wednesday that he had demanded Lilienthals resignation at the out set of the investigation last May I look forward to a new stim ulation in our atomic program1 he said in a statement issued in Des Moines This resignation has now been submitted and that phase of the matter is ended now its rankinj member recallec 3ridges Case n Recess for Holiday San Francisco perjury rial of Harry Bridges CIO long shore leader and 2 codefendants was recessed until Monday when Judge George B Harris will rule on a lengthy dispute on admissible evidence The daylong argument was made Wednesday with the jury out of the room by Defense Attor ney William an expert on legal technicalities Clearly and prosecution attorneys argued over admission into the record of the U S supreme courts 1945 decision in Bridges deportation case Atthat time the court held that the west coast longshore leader nad not been proved a member of the communist party and therefore was not exportable The defense argued that a com petent court the supreme court already has judged the evidence of Bridges actions prior to June 18 1945 Therefore they argued Bridges cannot be tried for any actions other than those between June 18 1945 and Sept 17 1945 the date of his naturalization hear ing The 3 defendants are accused of making false statements at the na turalization hearing when Bridges Henry Schmidt and J R Robert son testified that Bridges was nev er a communist Berkleys Are Having Triple Celebration Sea Island Ga Pres ident Alben Barkley and his bride had 3 gala occasions to celebrate honeymoon Thanksgiving day and the Veeps 72nd birthday A huge birthday cake had been baked for the newlywcds The Veep declined a chamber of commerce invitation to a big Thanksgiving celebration ashore in Brunswick He and Mrs Bark ley planned to spend the day in seclusionin their apartment over looking the surf at this vacation and Honeymoon playground Weather Report Iowa FORECAST Mostly cloudy Thursday night Friday cloudy somewhat colder south portion Low Thursday night 2428 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation Snow YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 30 19 28 18 2 inches 28 28 Churchill Says He Will Leave Charles City Charles City fP Gordon E Jack Churchill stormy figure in this areas night life declared Wednesday an apparent attempt had been made onhislife and an nounced his resignation as man ager of the Castle club prominent night spot Churchillin a statement to the Charles City Daily Press said he is leaving town Churchill said the latent in a series of disturbing events oc curred at 10 a m Wednesday He said the left rear wheel of his car rolled off while he was driv ing along the highway had loosened the jpolts Churchall said I almost wrecked Other recent misadventures in which Churchill has been involved include 1 His night club was raided 2 He was named defendant in a paternity suit which later was settled out of court and dismissed 3 He was named defendant in a civil suit charging he set fire to a prospective corripctitbrs club 4 He wasfined at Nashua on a charge of illegal possession ot a concealed weapon At thetime of his arrest in this caseChurchill said he was carrying Ihe gun be cause twice inrecent months he had been forced from the high way by a car with a Chickasaw county licensed ChurchUl said tryto get control of a large dance hall near Austin Minn and convert it into a club Ah Wilderness Paradise Kans liquor is legal in Kansas now Par adise has no liquor store ;