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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 29, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER TED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires TRACKS SUSPENDEDWorJcers walk across line tracks of the Great Northern railroad which are suspended over rushing flood waters after the track bed had been swept away near Mount Vernon Wash The workers are checking on dykes in the area threatened by rising water Truman Cites Problem of Finding Jobs for Everyone Washington President Truman said Tuesday it will take the best efforts of all citizens to use the nations re sources in a way that will assure jobs for everyone That was the nievssage the president sent to the opening meeting of the labor ments annual conference of state labor commissioners and representatives of labor unions The group meets each year to review state and federal labor laws and exchange views on how they can be improved Mr Trumans message read for him by Secretary of Labor Maurice Tobin said You meet at a time when de spite nearly record levels of em ployment special unemployment problems exist in certain areas in the country We need the experience and Ingenuity of all our citizens in mobilizing our resources to afford them full opportunity to free from the fear of economic insecurity I am sure you will make a con structive contribution to this high purpose The president said the past year marked by commendable social progress for all the people through advances in federal and state laws protecting and pro moting the wellbeing of wage earners Mr Truman noted recent acts of congress raising the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour and adding to the functions of the labor department He praised liberal changes in your state laws on labor Delegates to the conference were from 40 states the District of Columbia Alaska Hawaii and Puerto Rico Ewan Clague commissioner of labor statistics and a labor de partment official told a senate agriculture subcommittee mean while that nonfarm employment has risen about 50 per cent from prewar 1939 to 1948 Such em ployment was 30000000 in 1939 and 45000000 in 1948 Clague said average weekly earnings of manufacturing work ers rose from a week in 1939 to in 1948 a gain of about 127 per cent Clamp Down on Toothpaste Ads Washington UR The federal trade commission Tuesday or dered the BristolMyers Co New 2 Additional Charges for Newton Lad Des M o i 11 e s w o more charges were filed Tuesday against a teenaged Newton speedster bringing to 29 the record total of charges filed against him This is believed to set a new high for the number of charges filed against one person for a sin gle traffic incident The last 2 charges filed allege reckless driv ing and running a boulevard stop The youth Murray Bicknell 18 could be fined a maximum of 800 or sentenced to a maximum of 840 days in jail on 28 of the charges if found guilty On the 29th of failing to give aid to the injured conviction would make him liable to a maxi mum fine of or a 1year jail term or both pre York to stop claiming that its Ipana toothpaste stops or vents pink toothbrush It also ordered the company to discontinue other misrepresen tations in advertising to the ef fect that 1 Ipana is a favorite of den tists 2 Americans should give up their soft wellcooked meals and chew on bones and course foods to keep their gums and teeth in good condition ODwyer Has Entered Hospital for Rest New York William ODwyer apparently suffering from nervous and physical fa tigue has entered a hospital for a rest The 59 year old mayor was tak en to Bellevue hospital Monday night after an examination at Gracie Mansion his official resi dence by Dr Edward Bernecker and Dr Clarence De La Chapelle They said he evidently was suf fering from almost complete nervous and physical exhaustion and ordered an absolute and complete rest Nearly Involved in Pay Kickbacks Washington govern ment produced testimony Tuesday that the 3 women from whom Rep J Parnell Thomas RN is accused of taking salary kick backs drew federal pay totaling nearly 59000 for the period in volved This is far more than the 69837 mentioned in 4 counts of the indictment The congressman is charged with defrauding the gov ernment by padding payrolls of his office and the house unAmerican activities committee which Thomas formerly headed Thomas 54 is on trial in federal district court along with his 64 yearold former secretary Miss Helen Campbell The 2 are charged with plotting for Thomas to get salary kick backs by putting on his office pay roll the niece of Miss Campbell Myra Midkiff and her maid Ar nette Minor Thomas alone is accused in 3 separate counts involving alleged kickbacks from Mrs Jacqueline B Hill who was listed as an em ploye of the unAmerican activi ties committee U S Attorney George Morris Fay brought back to the witness stand the assistant disbursing of ficer of the house of represent atives J Crawford S h a n ks Shanks identified what he said were official payrolls on which the Midkiff Minor and Hill names appeared The prosecution says none of the 3 women did any gov ernment work Fay produced cancelled checks he said were issued to the 3 women and Shanks identified the numbers on them as correspond ing with those on the payrolls Five Cents Copyi Nationalists Abandoning Chungking 4th New Capital to Be Set Up at Chengtu 170 Miles Distant communists closed in on Chungking Tuesday night amid the noise of battle Cannon arid machine gun fire was audible in this Yangtze river city of 1000000 Soldiers guarded the streets Traffic which jammed thorough fares Monday was absent Tuesday Only a few trucks were seen leaving the city Some GOO others waited to cross the river at Nei chang halfway to Chengtu 170 miles away Chengtu will be the next and 4th capital of nationalist China in a year Some French Catholic mission aries left Tuesday morning on what was probably the last trip out of Chungking aboard the Luth eran mission plane St Paul American Passengers Among the passengers were Mr and Mrs T G Ho of the Central bank which has closed Mrs Ho is an American The rumble of gunfire was leard south of the city and across the Yangtze Tuesday afternoon There was a rumor in town the reds would bypass Chungking im mediately and enter it later in the week Another report said there were still 2 divisions of nationalist troops to be withdrawn Tuesdav night After that is done the re Dort said the communists would invited by telephone to move mto the city A peaceful turnover is expected Barbed Wire New barbed wire barricades have been put up in front of what was U S Lt Gen Albert Wedemeyers headauarters here during World war II The place has been deserted of all officials About 20 American and many British missionaries remain in and near Chungking All seemed calm late Tuesday At sunset the streets near the former American consulate here were quiet All news correspond ents are to leave for Chengtu by plane Tuesday night MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 29 1949 HOME EDITION unnr This Paper Consists of Two One No 43 28 of 46 Persons Dead After Dallas Plane Crash SAD EYES COST JOB Pittsburgh Fris bee 31 lost his job as a variety itorc Santa Claus because the said he had the sad dest eyes of any Santa Claus in the world 22 BUY CHRISTMASge Gillette to Open Coffee Probe Washington Gil ette DIowa announced Tues day a senate agriculture subcom mittee will open an immediate in quiry into the price of coffee Apparently he said the pub ic has been misled into a tremen dous amount of scare buying vhich certanly has been good news to the speculators and the oreign coffee interests Gillette said import figures indi ate the U S should have on hand he highest stocks of coffee on ecord He released a letter asking the census bureau to make a survey and report exactly how much cof ee this country has in reserve itocks Gillettes action came after Sen ator Young RN Dak said he is convinced there is speculation and profiteering in the coffee market During the war years Gillette aid the census bureau published itatistics on coffee stocks Selfish trade interests and speculators were able to persuade the census bureau and the de partment of agriculture to dis continue the collection and publi cation of these statistics in Febru ary 1947 he added Gillette said this country nor mally has about 10 months supply of grain coffee and another 10 months supply of roasted coffee Coffee imports reached a new high in 1948 he added and 1949 imports have run about 5 per cent higher than the previous year Man Killed When Struck by Truck West Liberty young man was killed early Tuesday when he was struck by a truck as he walked along highway 6 near here The victim was Bruce K Morrison Beckwith to Hang for Slaying of Housewife Waterloo on the gallows decreed Tuesday for Edward J Buddy Beckwith who slashed a pretty young housewife to death in the walkin refrigerator of a Morrison Iowa tavern last June Carrying out the mandatory recommendation of the iurv which convicted District Judge Shannon B 2harlton sentenced him to deatl by hanging for fh e mutilatior murder of Mrs Irma Jean Stahl uit 22yearold mother The judge set Dec 4 1950 as he date for the execution at For Madison state penitentiary The 28yearold war veteran swallowed a couple of times but otherwise showed no emotion as e n t e n c e was pronounced His mother and sister were in the courtroom At the time of Beckwiths arrest signed a statement saying he killed Mrs Stahlhut because he was crazy for her During the trial he recanted this statement He said he was drunk and out of his head at the time of the killing Judge Charlton pronounced sen ence immediately after overruling a defense motion for new trial 2f of Atalissa The accident occurred a mile and a half east of West Liberty at a m Highway patrolmen said Morri son was struck accidentally by a truck driven by Lloyd Waldorf Des Moines Muscatine County Coroner C P Phillips who re leased Waldorf after questioning said there would be no inquest SAME BUck means traffic In put Xt htnri Authority to Refuse Beer Permit Upheld Des Moines county board of supervisors has a right to inquire into the character and fitness of a proposed manager of a tavern before a beer permit is issued the attorneygenerals of fice ruled Tuesday An opinion had been nsked by the Floyd county board of super visors on several questions in volved in its refusal to renew a club permit to Gordon E Church ill The opinion made no reference to Churchill It was asked by County Attorney Alfred A Beard more of Charles City Beardmore said in his request that Churchills Castle Club was incorporated for boating fishing skiing tobogganing and numerous other outdoor activities The attorney said an investigation by the board showed that the Castle Club was operated just likt any other night club It conducted no outdoor activities Beardmore said Assistant Attorney General Don Hise who wrote the opinion said it is proper and the duty of the board to see what actually goes on in such a pirce He said the board had the authority to refuse to renew a permit without giving any reason Hise said also the fact that the manager of the place involved had been convicted of carrying concealed weapons was grounds for declining to issue a permit Churchill had been convicted of such a charge DELAY SHOOTING CASE Council Bluffs case of Mrs Marjoric Droge 50 of Coun cil Bluffs charged with assault with intent td commit murder has been continued indefinitely The charge was filed in connection with the wounding last May of A W Carter 71 in a shooting at his home Carter was a business partner of Mrs Drogcs late hus band BULLETIN New York the 2nd time in 2 days John L Lewis Tuesday postponed a meeting of his 200 man policy commit tee for 24 hours Power Off in 50 Iowa Towns After Blast Cedar Rapids Electric power to all or part of 11 coun ties in eastern Iowa was knocked out Tuesday by an explosion in the main plant here of the Iowa Electric Light and Power com pany Service was restored at p m nearly 3 hours after it had been halted Approximately 50 communities were affected One man working at the plant was seriously injured Power of ficials said the trouble area could be described this way From Cedar Rapids 70 miles west to Marshalltown 25 miles north from Marshalltown to Grundy Center 60 miles east to Manchester 40 miles south to Anamosa 40 southeast to Calmus and 40 southwest to West Liberty Telegraph service was halted to 40 communities Western Union officials said AIRLINER CRASH was the scena light Tuesday morning at Love field Dallas Texas where an American Airlines DC6 crashed and burned as it ap proached for a landing The tail section leans against a hangar in the background At the left are the smoking ruins of a chemical plant one of 2 buildings which were burned SURVIVED PLANE Juan LeLorier ofTex ico City holds his 22monthold son Albert at a Dallas hospital Tuesday after they were treated for injuries re ceived in the crash of an American airlines DC6 at Love field Mrs LeLorier her face bandaged sits in the back ground Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear Tuesday night Sunny and warm again Wed nesday Low Tuesday night 30 High Wednesday 60 Iowa Fair and mild Tuesday night and Wednesday Low Tuesday night 32 to 37 Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook The mild dry weather will con tinue through Thursday Tem peratures will tend to be lower Friday and over the weekend No rain is expected before the weekend An average of inch will fall Saturday or Sunday Temperatures will average 2 to 5 degrees above normal Normal high near 40 normal low near 22 Minnesota Fair Tuesday and Wednesday Continued mild Low Tuesday night 2428 high Wednesday 4045 north 5055 south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 56 Minimum 30 At 8 a m 32 YEAR AGO Maximum 32 Minimum 18 Chambers Identifies Mr X Mr Y New York UR Whittaker Chambers the governments star witness in the 2nd Alger Hiss per jury trial Tuesday identified the mysterious Mr X and Mr Y men tioned in previous testimony as Richard Post and a state depart ment employe named Lovell Chambers said Post was Mr X Who is Post asked Assistant U S Attorney Thomas F Murphy Post was recruited into the un derground apparatus in 1937 Chambers replied Chambers said he was unable to identify Lovell other than that he was a state department employe He said he had never had any connection with him The identification of Mr X and Mr Y was made while Chambers was testifying under redirect ex amination Chambers testified that he re ceived all but one of the cele brated dumbwaiter and pumpkin papers from nobody else in the world except Alger Hiss He said he was simply not ab solutely sure that Hiss gave him the one exception ADMITS FORGING CHECK Fort Dodre Lucy Priest Davis of Sioux City pleaded guilty to a charge of forging the indorsement on an Indian trust fund check and was sentenced Monday to 14 months in a federal womens reformatory Asks Review on Cases of Life Termers Des Moines William S Beardsley Tuesday asked the parole boardto review the cases of all life termers in state penal institutions There have been several sin gle requests for review of cases of life termers he related I originally planned to refer tnese to the board in groups of 6 to 10 surveying the matter it seemed to me it would be bet ter to have the board whicfc works with such matters review all cases during the period of the next year The governor emphasized that this would result in considera tion for those inmates who do not have attorneys as well as those who do About a year ago former Gov ernor Robert D Blue appointed a special committee to review the cases of all lifers Blue followed the committees recommendations and commuted the sentences of about 18 lifers About 8 of them now have been paroled BAN BOY SCOUTS Honr Konf com munists have banned the Boy Scout movement on grounds that it serves the interests of fascism and imperialism it was reported Tuesday from communistcon trolled Canton 14 Are Put in Hospital One Missing Chemical Plant Goes Up in Flames When Struck by Huge Ship Dallas American Air lines plane crashed into buildings on the border of Love field early Tuesday and burned Twentyeight ofihe 46 aboard were killed Fourteen persons were in hos pitals and one was missing Three others left hospitals The big DC6 was enroute to Mexico City from New York and Washington It struck a hangar and plowed broadside into a chemical plant after swooping over the field in an attempt to land A crew member who stag gered dazed and bleeding to a nearby house said one of the en gines was afire and he had stopped the other 3 Three of the crew members and 14 passengers sur vived Identification Difficult Identification of the dead was difficult because the bodies were badly burned Survivors not bodly injured scattered to hotels adding to the task of rescue workers in determining casualties It Col A F S Fane a British kings messenger was among those presumed dead The British em bassy said he wastenroute to Mex ico City and Guatemala on an official mission Two prominent Mexicans Dr Luis de LaRpsa and Jose de La Mora and his family also were aboard LaRosa was president of the Mexican National Chamber of Broadcasting LaMora is a director in the Mexican Aviation company CMA LaRosa was among the survivors Other prominent passengers in cluded Mrs Ernest GWadel Dal las national chairman of the wom ens division of the United Jewish Appeal David N Lewis employe of the war claims commission re cently of Albuquerque N Mex and Major W J Small assigned to the department of national de fense Washington D C Views 28 Bodies Justice of the Peace Pierce Mc Bride said he had viewed 28 bod of 17 men and 11 women The CAB began an investiga tion Colored flames from burning chemicals lit up the scene eerily For hours flames licked the 1 story galvanized building into the larger part of the plane crashed Firemen used grappling hooks to pull apart the mixture of plane and building It was about a m CST when the big plane struck the Magnaflux plant on the northwest edge of the field The plant in spects plane engines by chemical Both the plane and plant apparently burst into flames Small explosions Testify Bridges Was Communist San Francisco UR The gov ernment delivered its Sunday punch in the perjury trial of Ip Longshore Leader Harry Bridges with testimony that he was a cardcarrying duespay ing active member of the com munist party during the mid 1930s John H Big John Schomak er former business agent for Bridges International Longshore mens Warehousemens union and an admitted member of the red party testified Monday that he delivered a new communist parly membership card to Bridges in January 193G and had many times seen the fiery unionist pay party dues Schomaker backed up govern ment charges that Bridges lied when he swore at a 1945 natural ization hearing that he had never been a member of the communist party Bridges and codefendants Henry Schmidt and J R Robert son are on trial for perjury and conspiracy to defraud the gov ernment 6 or More Die in French Air Crash Lyon France or more persons were reported killed Tues day in the flaming crash of an Air France plane about 15 miles north west of Lyon Air France said in Paris 37 persons were aboard the plane The crash occurred near Saint JuslChalcyssin a town of about 500 populationat p m a m ;