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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 25, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Associated Pren and United Prest MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25 1949 make a hotel Pr0perty aSSUme the management the first of the year We want to Chicago Man Takes Hanford Hotel Lease Ernest Kuhn for the last twen tyodd years manager of the fa mous Tavern Club of Chicago has purchased the lease of the Hotel Hanford from the Blackhawk Hotel corporation and on the first of the year will move here with his family to take over the man agement of the local institution The Tavern Club whose officers and members have reluctantly and regretfully accepted Mr Kuhns resignation has during his man agement become famous from coast to coast Originally a group of Chicago artists architects sculptors and others primarily in terested in the fine arts it now includes in its membership many of the more important business and professional leaders of Chi cago and its suburbs with a non resident membership reaching into nearly every state in the union Started as Busboy Ernest Kuhns experience in the hotel and catering field is long and varied Born in Switzerland the proverbial home of maitres de hotel he started his professional career in his teens as busboy at the Hotel BaurAuLac in Zurich After that apprenticeship and at tendance at various chefs and hotel schools he went to Italy to the Kursaal hotel at Rapallo pro gressing to Genoa and Rome and then signed on as steward on the Bremen at that time one of the top liners in the transAtlantic and Mediterranean service Landing in New York or rather Hoboken in 1911 with something less in his pocket than the mini mum capital requirements for ad mission to the United States he managed to be accepted as a po tential citizen He started work the next day at the Cafe Martin then New Yorks most famous restau rant From there Mr Kuhn progressed to the University club of New York and later participated in the opening of the McAIpin hotel where he came under the direct tutelage of Lucius L Boomer of Waldorf Astoria fame His next position was chief of waiters at the William Penn hotel in Pitts burgh followed by a similar po sition at the Hotel Muehlbach in Kansas City Went Overseas Returning to Pittsburgh to en list with his friends there early in 1917 he went overseas with the 84th Division AEF for 2 years service and after the Armistice managed to get to Switzerland to visit his family returning to the United States with his outfit in 1919 After his discharge he procured the position of catering manager of the old Chicago Beach hotel on Chicagos south shore During the war he had acquired American citizenship and in Chicago he ac quired a wife Marie Hoffman of Milwaukee with his daugh ter Rosemarie a graduate of Northwestern University and his Ernest Kuhn Jr now a sen ior at Marquettt college at Mil waukee will rnake their future borne in Mason City They are giv ing up and disposing of the pre ERNEST KUHN Tavern Club of Chicago sent family residence in Wil meUe 111 where Mrs Kuhn has been active in the affairs of the Episcopal church Plans Renovation The management of the Mason City Hotel corporation to whom Mr Kuhn has been well known for many years and who are fa miliar with his outstanding suc cess as Chicagos Tavern Club manager expressed their hope and expectation that he will conduct the Hanford as a hostelry of the first order and give to this com munity a hotel operation which will be outstanding in this part of the world Mr Kuhn has extensive plans for the complete renovation the public and private rooms of the Hanford which will be put into effect as soon as possible without interruption to the needs of the traveling public and the hotels permanent guests Also coming to Mason City will be Mr Kuhns nephew Eugene it to be a place of which Mason City will be proud We arc going to specialize in good food nd serv ice arc going to cater to civic gatherings and to womens organ izations who want parties This is an opportunity for which I have been waiting for all my life It is a magnificent prop erty and what we want to do is to make it a magnificent hotel Arias Gets Presidency of Panama Small Country Has 3 Presidents in 6 Days of Strife Panama UR Dr Arnulfo Arias was sworn in early Friday as Panamas 3rd president in 6 days after an electoral jury an nounced that a recount of votes cast in 1948 showed that he should have been president all the time His inauguration appeared to have ended the constitutional cri sis caused by the police overthrow of President Dr Daniel Chanis Jr and installation of Vice President Roberto F Chiari as his successor in a coup last Sunday Chanis subsequently withdrew his resignation on grounds he was forced to submit it at gunpoint One 5 year old boy was killed and a score wounded in gun battles this week between Chanis sup porters and the national Panamas army The supreme court doomed Chi aris chances Thursday night how ever It ruled that Chanis still wa legal president Chief of Police Col Jose An onio Remon strong man behinc last Sundays coup refused to ac cept Chanis Instead he suddenly proclaimed Arias president anc said he had been elected by popu ar vote Remon introduced Arias Thurs day night from the balcony of thi presidential palace to tens of thou sands of Panamanians gathered in the streets below The gun battle of the past few days apparentlj orgotten they cheered him loud y Arias promised that his govern ment would seek friendly relation vith the United States He said hat he would work for the bes nterests of the country withou latred for any section or group The U S has no diplomatic relations now with Panama be cause of the military coup there Assistant Secretary of State Ed ward Miller said Friday Miller told a news conference that the American ambassador at Panama City is not being orderec home but he now is accredited to a government no longer power Thli Paper Consists of Two No 4f County Assessment of Farms Is Cut 10 in Mueller now at the Tavern Club who will be catering manager at the Hotel Hanford To Specialize in Good Food Mr Mueller is a native of Switz erland having been born in Zu rich He attended a hotel school therefor 4 years and is a fully qualified chef After serving in the leading hotels of Switzerland he went to Buenos Aires where he was at Alveer Palace one ofthe great hotels of South America We are going to try to make Lhe Hotel Hanford a place where the public will make a beaten path to our door said Mr Kuhn in commenting on his taking over the hotel management We want Stroble Given Until Dec 2 to Enter Plea Los Angeles Stroble 66 year old former baker charged with the sex slaying of little Linda Joyce Glucoft 6 was arraigned Friday and was allowed a contin uance until Dec 2 to enter a plea Stroble informed the court he was without funds to employ a lawyer E J Hovden deputy city defender got him a weeks stay UN Rejects Red Charges Against U S Lake Success United Nations Friday rejected Russias Big 5 peace pact plan that con tained a clause accusing the United States and Britain of plot ting for war The general assemblys 59 nation political committee defeated the Moscow plan by heavy votes in paragraph by paragraph balloting and then overwhelmingly approvec a counterproposal for peace spon sored jointly by the United State and Britain The western plan reaffirmed iaith in the U N charter and set forth 12 essential requirements for international peace and security It was approved by a vote of 53 to 5 one abstention Russia and its 4 satellite dele gations cast the negative votes Yugoslavia was the lone abstainer The socalled peace move from Moscow was the keynote of Rus sian policy at the current assem bly It was submitted Sept 23 by Foreign Minister Andrei Y Vishin sky who remained in New York more than 2 months ao prosecute Prime Minister Stalins soviet ver sion of how peace and atomic en ergy control could be achieved The United States Britain and other western powers denounced the Russian resolution as a phony peace propaganda effort Wash ington and London jointly spon sored a substitute proposal reaf firming the basic essentials for world peace in the U N charter Civil Wedding Must Come First Prague Czechoslovakia Clergymen will be prosecuted and punished after Jan 1 if they mar ry couples who were not first wed in civil ceremonies the communist party newspaper Rude Pravo an nounced Friday Czechoslovakias new marriage law is effective Jan 1 It decrees that church marriages no longer will be recognized as legal BUY CHRISTMAS S Roads Nearly Normal Around Mason City Ames state highway commission Friday issued this re port on Iowa highway conditions Highways around Estherville Algona and Forest City are some what slippery with packed snow around Manchester Decorah West Union and Waukon pavement slippery freezing mist around Mason City Charles City and Waterloo highways are near ly normal and elsewhere over slate arc normal Accidents Cause Death of 4 lowans By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Four persons died accidental deaths in Iowa over the Thanks giving holiday Two were killed in traffic accidents one in a hunting mishap and one in a construction accident A Perry Iowa woman also was killed in a traffic accident in Kan sas The dead Mrs Arnold Zwald of near Ogden Mrs F Balgeman 68 of Whil temore Donald Gene Hendrickson 14 of near Bevington Donald J Harrison of Muscatine Mrs Helen P Bailey 50 of Perry Mrs Zwald was killed in a 2 car collision at a rural intersec tion 5 miles north of Ogden Thurs day William Junck 60 Ogden driver of the car in which Mrs Deaths By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nations death toll in vio lent accidents over the Thanks giving Day holiday was one of the highest in several years There were at least 179 violent deaths from 6 p m CST Wed nesday to midnight Thursday These included J23 traffic fatalities Fiftysix persons fatalities Fiftyeight persons died in miscellaneous accidents including fires plane crashes shootings falls and hunting Also included were 14 persons killed in Alabama tornadoes Zwald was riding was taken to Mercy hospital in Des Moines His condition Friday was reported as fair That car and a car in which Mr and Mrs Howard Muench and their 8 children of near Ogden were riding were involved in the collision The Muenchs were treated at a Boone hospital Mrs Muench and a daughter Madonna were hurt seriously The others were released Mrs Balgeman was killed in a collision 2 miles west of Hutchins Wednesday night Her husband was hospitalized at Mason City with critical injuries W M Olson of Mason City who Coroner Ken neth Boughton said was driving the other car also was injured At Mercy hospital Friday Balgemans condition was re ported slightly improved from critical to poor Olson of 922 9th N E is in good condition at the FIRE DAMAGES NURSING HOMEFiremeT Lynn nold and Louis Rice check this large first floor closet gutted by fire in a nursing home at 16 14th Place N W early Friday The fire chased 15 persons 11 of them pa tients from the home but damage was confined to this small area in the center of the 16room frame house 75 Persons Are Routed by Fire in Local Nursing Home Fire Chief James Kelley Friday credited an outside 2nd floor fire escape which inspectors ordered built years ago with saving the lives of 4 persons as 15 were routed by an early morning fire at a nursing home here Fire was discovered in the basement at hospital The Hendrickson boy was fa tally shot while hunting near In dianola He tried to pick up the shotgun of Eulis Lewis about 20 of St Charles and the gun acci dentally discharged A railroad boxcar broke the guy wire to a scaffold Thursday and dropped Harrison and 2 other men more than 50 feet to the ground Glen Peterson and John Daily both of Muscatine were hospi talized with serious injuries The 3 men were working on a concrete grain storage tank being erected at the Grain Processing Corp plant in Muscatine Mrs Bailey was fatally injured and her husband was seriously hurt when their car left the high way near lola Kans Wednesday night and crashed into an em bankment The couple was enroute to Bartlesville Okla to spend Thanksgiving with a son Mrs Friederike Hayes operates the 16room frame home at 16 14th Place N W owned and partially occupied by Mr and Mrs A A Briggs No one was injured There were 11 patients taken to safety from the upstairs rooms Four of them were in the back rooms of the floor and it was these whom Chief Kelley said would not have made it had it not been for the back exit They would likely have been overcome with smoke he reported Firemen were hampered in bat tling the outbreak until they had a m Gather Round The SHOPPERS GIFT GUIDE and CHUCKLE CONTEST makes its 1949 debut in the CLASSIFIED PAGES of todays paper Its packed with wonder ful gift suggestions for everyone Its the per fect solution to the what shall I give problem See page 15 all of the residents out of the building They led most of them out through heavy smoke Chief Kelley said he believed the blaze started in the basement from papers piled too close to a coal furnace It spread over the basement ceiling and up through a large first floor closet Second floor damage was largely smoke as firemen succeeded in keeping the fire confined to a small area in the basement and the center of the first floor Obtain Lodging Salvation army workers pro cured lodging for all but one of the nursing home residents at the Cerro Gordo hotel The other per son Mrs Leva Dybendorf an in valid was taken to a local hospital The army also served firemen cof fee and doughnuts during the hours and 49 minutes they worked on the outbreak The off shift was called in for duty on the first alarm Mrs Hayes resides in 3 of the downstairs rooms The Briggs live in the others on the first floor Tho patients are all on the 2nd Chief Kelley said some rewir ing floor and wall repairs would have to be made before the home could be reoccupied Patients at the home who were taken from the building were Pete Howard Ed Wismere Edgar Hill John Williams Mrs Minnie Haunches Miss Mary Snowpik Mrs Dybendorf George Jones Peter Anderson James Casey and Oscar Morse Apparently still not awake and aware of the clanger one of the patients being Jed from the home by firemen protested You cant take me away This is my home SAME Black mentis raffle death in pait 21 faourt Call Meeting on Churchi Resignation Charles City special membership meeting of the Castle Club Inc has been called for Monday evening to consider the resignation of Gordon Churchill as club manager Weston E Jones club attorney said the future course of the club probably will be discussed at the meeting also Churchill resigned and said he was leaving town as a series of disturbing events surrounded his activities The latest of the dis turbances was what he called an attempt on his life Churchill said the left rear wheel of his car rolled off Wednesday morning as he was driving along a highway Earlier the Castle Club had been raided he was charged with setting fire to a prospective com petitors club he was named de fendant a paternity suit and was fined on a charge of il legal possession of a concealed weapon At the timeof his arrest in the weapon case Churchill said he started carrying it after he had been forced from the highway by a car Jones said Churchills resigna tion as manager of the popular night spot probably will be ac cepted Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy through Saturday Low Fri day night 15 High Saturday 42 Iowa Partly cloudy somewhat colder north portion Friday night Saturday partly cloudy Low Friday night 1520 north east to 2530 southwest Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 2 to 8 degrees above normal Normal high near 40 normal low 20 to 25 Little change in temperature Saturday Turning colder Satur day night and Sunday Rising trend Sunday night and Mon day Turning colder again with light snow likely Monday night and Tuesday Wednesday cold with snow flurries Precipitation will average onetenth to two tenths inches when melted IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis ics of the 24 hours ending at 8 i m Friday Maximum 30 Minimum 18 At 8 a m 25 Snow trace Fix Average Farm Values at Acre Cerro Gordo 40th in Land Valuation of Iowa Counties Cerro Gordo farm land values under the J M Cieminshaw com pany appraisal made for the county assessor have been cut 10 per cent by the state tax com mission it was announced Fri day in Des Moines The Ciem inshaw appraisal of rural build ings was not changed The tax commissions equaliza tion of urban property values will be announced early next week it was stated Under the commissions deci sion which determines the appor tionment of taxes for collection in 1950 the average value of Cerro Gordo countys farm lands and buildings is an acre That figure compares with a value of an acre as the average of the valuations by township as sessors 4 years ago The old assessed value per acre on rural lands and buildings was Cieminshaw fixed it at and the statetax commis sion established it at The assessed value must be 60 per cent of actual worth according to Iowa law 40 Increases The tax commission increased valuations in 40 counties and re duced the appraisals reported by the assessors in 24 others Valua tions in 35 counties we r e un changed in the commissions at tempt to equalize the assessments across the state The importance of proper equalization this year assumes greater magnitude due to the fact that the state will allocate nearly of special tax rev enues to local taxing bodies under standards which have a direct connection with the valuation of real and personal property in each taxing district the commis sion saidIt added The amount of real and per sonal property valuation in each taxing district directly affects the share of each district in distribu tion of homestead credits agri cultural land credits supplemen tal school aid military tax cred its and farm to market roads In any county as a whole if it is assessed higher than it should be in relation to the other coun ties of the state it will receive less than its proper allocation of agricultural land credits and sup plemental school aid Would Get More By the same token if a county is assessed on a lower basis than it should be it will receive more money as state aids for these pur poses than it is entitled to The commission ranked Hamil ton county as having the most valuable farm land of any county in the state It placed Sioux county in 2nd place Calhoun in 3rd Grundy in 4th and Wright in 5th Cerro Gordo ranked 40th among the 99 counties A countybycounty table on page 2 shows the 1948 valuation per acre in the first column the assessors recommended per acre valuation this year in the 2nd column the commissions decision on value per acre this year in the 3rd column and the value per acre rank in the state in the 4th column Burlington Man Earned to Head oOP Finance Unit Des Moines fi James Schramm of Burlington Des VIoines county republican chair man for 2 years Friday was lamed chairman of the Iowa re ublican party finance committee Republican State Chairman Whitney Gillilland announced the ppointment of Schramm to suc eed W Harold Brenton DCS Moines who resigned earlier this week Schramm head of the J S Schramm company also has served as first district finance chairman He started the forum for farmers program during the summer which resulted in a series of meetings at which farm policies and programs were dis cussed Built to last 60 centuries a stain less steel vault buried at Ogle thorpe University in Georgia will reveal secrets of presentday life to archeologists of 8000 A D ;