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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 4, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOR S VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 4 1949 HOME EDITION TiUilf This Paper Consists of Two One No 317 DOCUMENTS FROM SHADOWS BEAR THEIR copies of cretly slipped to newsmen Monday in a Washington D C shadowy office building corridor bore the typed names of left to right Vice Admiral Gerald F Bogan Admiral Louis Denfeld and Admiral A W Radford The documents pictured navy morale as shot to pieces and the nations security imperilled under the present unified defense setup To Investigate Navy Charge 4 3 Admirals Senate Spurns Young Proposal for High Level Price Support Washington senate Tuesday rejected a pro posal to continue government price supports for cotton corn wheat and other basic crops at the high level first set during Say Morale at Low Ebb Washington UR The house armed services r committee will open a full scale investigation early next week into charges that unification is destroying the navys morale and combat effici ency it was learned Tuesday Rep Leslie C Arends said the investigation was decided on at a secret meeting of the com mittees policy group earlier Tues day At the top of the list of wit nesses will be the 3 admirals who were revealed Monday night to have backed Capt John G Crom melin in challenging the unifica tion policies laid down by Navy Secretary Francis P Matthews They are Adm Louis E Den feld chief of naval operations Adm A W Radford commander inchief of the Pacific fleet and Vice Adm Gerald F Bogan com mander of the first task fleet in the Pacific In addition we will hear any 1 body else that the navy wishes to send up Arends said That raised the possibility that a hearing might be granted to the 46yearold C r o m m e 1 i n who risked his naval career by charg ing publicly on Sept 10 that air force and army leaders in the Pentagon were ganging up to de stroy naval aviation at the ex pense of the national security Arends said he was not sure whether the hearings would open Monday or Tuesday But he said Committee Chairman Carl Vinson would announce the date Wednesday morning the Avar The vote was officially announced as 38 to 37 against an amendment by Senators Young RN Dak and Russell D They wanted it put into a compromise longrange farm bill providing for price props ranging from 75 to 90 pel cent of parity for major farm products The amendment would have pegged price supports for wheat cotton corn peanuts tobacco and rice at 90 per cent of parity when production controls such as acre age allotments or marketing quo tas were in effect Senator Lucas DI11 said meanwhile that the administra tion will not offer the Brannan farm plan as a substitute for the price bill now nearing a vote Tucker Plant Is Returned to Government Chicago UR The Tucker Corp lost its huge war plant Tuesday as President Preston Tucker Sr and 7 associates went to trial for alleged fraud in the financing of a rear engine automobile that never got into production As the moil fraud and conspir K acy trial began before Federal Judge Walter J LaBuy in another courtroom Federal Judge Michael L Igoe signed an order returning the sprawling Tucker plant to the war assets administration Loss of the plant worlds larg v est under a single roof all but shattered Tuckers dream of revo lutionizing the automotive indus try with a radically new car It also put a major stumbling block in the way of any attempt to reor ganize the firm Igoe signed the order on the recommendation of his courtap pointed Tucker trustees Under the order the trustees are given 60 days in which to try to sell Tuck ers 10year lease on the plant his option to buy it for 000 and machinery inside the huge building The plant was built by the gov ernment during the war at a cost of Igoe signed the order despite objections from Warren Orr representing Tucker stockholders Orr presented the trustees with a reorganization plan calling for a loan from the recon struction finance corporation and a new stock issue of to get the company on its feet Under the plan the 44000 Tuck er stockholders would be given the right to buy new stock at per share upon relinquishing old stock whose par value was a The plan also called for gale of the Tucker subsidiary Air MidContinent Presents Air Franchise Case Washington Airlines contends small singleen gine planes cannot adequately serve the countrys largest feeder air line territory in the midwest The Kansas City firm in a statement filed at a civil aeronau tics board hearing said that based upon the reliability factor alone it believes singleengine service would be unresponsive to the needs of the cities MidContinent is asking CAB authority to acquire Parks Air lines of EastSt Louis 111 holds permits to operate miles of routes in 11 midwestern states stretching from Minneapolis to Tulsa and Memphis MidCon tinent proposes to use twinengine planes Parks favors the merger Eight other airlines are seeking part or all of the Parks routes Parks was awarded the routes several years ago but has never started flights In addition to supporting the merger proposal it has presented testimony it is now in financial position to start flights with single engine planes Parks asked to be allowed to keep the routes if the consolidation is denied MidContinent says it desires the merger but if this is disap proved it seeks the territory as an independent carrier MidContinents President J W Miller in a statement for the board said that while numerous provisional feeder routes had been established not one was author ized by the CAB to an experienced airline operator Stover Asks for Fair Farm Price Levels fight over the matter of farm supports is the most important fight we haye ever had over any farm legislation Fred Stover state president of the Farmers Union declared at a meeting heze Monday night Stover explained how parity price is determined and advocated the Brannan plan in preference to the HopeAiken and Anderson plans He indicated the need for a world granary and advocated that the supplydemand situation de termine the price level If agriculture takes the rap the nation also will take the rap he said We willbe flirting with national as well as farm bank ruptcy if a fair farm program is not put into effect Tobin Calls for Labor Solidarity Gives Address Before St Paul AFL Convention St Paul of La bor Maurice J Tobin Tuesday called on organized labor to re place discord and crosspurposes with the solidarity of coopera tion to secure such objectives as repeal of the TaftHartley act It has already been proved that when an international crisis is being faced or when the labor movement is being threatened within a state or in Washington AFL and CIO can work together effectively and harmoniously Tobin said in a speech prepared for the national AFL convention I am pleading merely tor a logical projection of the spirit be hind such activities the cabinet officer said pointing out that he had no program of unification or any scheme for making labor one and indivisible Political Level He urged cooperation on the political level if we are to get rid of TaftHartley and realize other parts of President Trumans fair deal Last November Tobin said workers and farmers pulled to gether not because there was any alliance but because both groups had come to realize that the only real hope for a fair deal was the election of President Truman We must keep alive and strengthen that community of interest which manifested itself last year Sunday the AFL executive com mittee rejected political coopera tion with the CIO on a national scale but left the way open for joint action locally Scores TH Act Monday Senator Humphrey D Minn scored the TaftHartley act declaring there will be no labormanagement peace until this grossly unfair antilabor leg islation is removed and the economic relationships between labor and management are settled around the conference table In another call for unity Hum phrey said it is the responsibility of the labor movement and of every liberal and democratic or ganization to forget personal pride and petty differences and to unite behind candidates andaround a program between now and the pay dirt year of 1950 Hurricane Strikes in Largest Texas City AP Wirephoto LEAVING proceed cautiously down main street in Port Lavaca Tex as they leave town before the hurricane hits the Texas coast Heavy rains left the main streets of this coastal city flooded with water Vandenberg in Fine Condition Ann Arbor Mich versity hospital authorities re ported Senator Arthur H Vanden berg in fine condition Tuesday after half of his left lung was re moved in a lengthy operation Dr John Alexander chief sur geon said he couldnt expect the senate republican leader to feel better The delicate hour operation Monday was needed to correct a lung lesion Alexander said Octopuses used jet propulsion in swimming long before men thought of the idea To Form East German State Berlin communist of ficials in the soviet zone of Ger many are preparing to establish an east German state by procla mation before Oct 20 reliable sources said Tuesday Reliable German sources close to the Russian military govern ment said Otto Grotewohl co chairman of the communist socialist unity party would be appointed chancellor in the new state These sources said a foreign ministry would be included in the new government Soviet satellites and Russia immediately recognize the east German state they said and there would be an exchange of ambassadors IN SERIOUS CONDITION Iowa Mosher Hampton son of Harold Mosher is in serious condition with polio at University hospitals here China Reds Ask for U S Recognition Washington The commu nist government of China has formally requested recognition by the United States The state department reported the request was made in a letter to the American consul general at redcontrolled Peiping over the weekend The letter signed by Chou En Lai communist foreign minister said I consider that it is necessary that there be established normal diplomatic relations between the peoples republic of China and all countries of the world Identical notes were reported sent to diplomats from France Italy The Netherlands Belgium 3 Miners Are Shot During Tennessee Strike Violence Pittsburgh and death broke the brief aim in the strifescarred mine fields as the twin strikes of 100000 steel and coal workers ground on Tuesday at a stag gering cost of more than a day Violence flared in Tennessee A Virginia miner was killed n a rock fall Pickets machinery at a Pennsylvania situminous pit and presumably the Peiping British in Mother of 14 Gives Birth to Triplets Pittsburgh 34yearold housewife with 14 little income tax exemptions scrambling around her home has added 3 time triplets Mrs Erma Griser gave birth to 2 boys and a girl in her home at suburban Pitcairn Her flock al ready included 3 sets of twins The births Monday put Mrs Grisers number of offspring past her total years of marriage Her last birth had made 14 children in 14 years The new windfall brings the record to 17 in 15 years Truman Observer at War Games Fort Bragg N Car ident Truman Tuesday watched topsecret combat equipment of the army field forces in action at war games staged for his benefit here The chief executive accompan ied by Army Secretary Gordon Gray and Gen J Lawton Collins army chief of staff came here by plane Tuesday morning Cooled Motors N Y Inc at Syracuse Crosley Reduces Price on Autos Cincinnati Ohio UR The Crosley Motors Co announced price reductions Tuesday ranging from to on its entire line of automobiles and trucks Powel Crosley Jr president said the reductions were made as a result of costreducing re search and development He said almost all Crosley models can be delivered anywhere in the United States for less than AP Wirephoto CLOSE Derby in an acrobatic exhibition at the air show in Oakland Cal flies his smoketrailing plane through the air barely missing a B29 This unscheduled event occurred when a flight of lowflying air force B29s passed over the field Derby flying upside down and unable to sec what was above came within about 5 feet of col liding with the B29 Americas economy staggered and creaked in the wake of the pronged pensions shutdown John L Lewis 400000 soft coal diggers who work in the mines ast of the Mississippi have been trikeidle since Sept 19 Thats 6 payless days And 500000 of hillip Murrays CIO steelworkers truck 95 per cent of the nations teel mills and iron ore mines ast Saturday Pensions are involved in both disputes Steel picketing is orderly and Its the most peaceful walkout in history for Murrays men Some steel strikes n the past have resulted in vio ence But there has been little peace n the coal fields A week ago unfire rockthrowing and ex plosions ripped the mining coun ryside Violence broke out anew Monday Matt Bunch UMW international representative said 20 union min ers on a peaceful mission were ambushed at Pikeville Tcnn by nonunion miners Three men were shot one seriously Two oth ers are missing No arrests were made Bunch said between 75 and 100 shots were fired by men hiding behind bushes as the UMW miners walked up a small path toward a nonunion mine At Whitehall State Patrolman Harold Wade said striking UMW members were in an ugly mood over the incident and there was themselves At Grundy Va Johnnie Comp ton 23 was killed in a rock fall that buried the truck in which he was hauling nonunion mined coal An employe of a strike bound mine was questioned sever al hours then freed Coal is being dug One fifth of Lewis anthracite diggers in eastern Pennsylvania and about 20000 bituminous min ers in 10 western back to the pits Monday Reject Olds for 3rd Term With FTG Washington senate com merce subcommittee voted unan imously Tuesday against approv ing a 3rd term for Leland Olds on the federal power commission The subcommittee includes 4 democrats and 3 republicans The full interstate commerce committee is slated to meet Wed nesday morning and may act for mally on the subcommitteesrec ommendation then Since the full committee has only 13 members the subcommittee constitutes a majority of it Olds 58 has served on the commission since 1939 He was first appointed to it by President Roosevelt President Truman nominated Olds for another term out he cannot serve without sen ate approval talk of arming Commits Suicide by Hanging in Northside Store Ole H Olson 50 1454i N Fed eral was found dead in the store below his apartment the Oppor tunity shop Tuesday morning Dr Ralph E Smiley Cerro Gordo cor oner said death was caused by sui cide by hanging A resuscitator from the fire de partment was rushed to the scene but firemen and police were un able to revive Olson Police said the man had been ill for about 6 months He had been up and around though and usually opened the shop where he was found hanging in the closet Olson who was single is re ported to have relatives in Car roll and Minneapolis The subcommittee voted to rec ommend that the senate reject the nomination That would mean putting Olds name before the whole senate for a vote A pos sible alternative procedure would have been for the committee sim ply to table the nomination and make no report to the senate been under fire for articles he wrote in the 1920s and for his views on federal regula tory powers over the natural gas industry Friends of Olds have contended that the attack upon him stemmed from big power and national gas interests 90 Mile an Hour Winds Hit Houston But Storm Moves Far Inland and Begins Dying Out Houston howling hurri cane swept over this Texas met ropolis early Tuesday but caused surprisingly little damage At midmorning the storm had moved far inland and was dying out Churning out of the Gulf ol Mexico late Monday night the hurricane lashed coastal area rich in rice and industry Then about a m CST it smashed into Houston Texas largest city of 500000plus population Houston itself was hurt little A few plateglass store windows were smashed Debris was strewn about and the 90 mile an hour wind bent trees horizontal Tor rential rains closed some streets Heaviest damage was to a rich rice crop just ripe for harvest Damage to rice cotton and vege table fields ran into the millions Storm Warnings Down At 10 a m CST the New Or leans weather bureau ordered all hurricane warnings down and said the hurricane has gradually lost force At that time the storm was centered about 80 miles north of Houston moving north north estward about 15 miles an hour Torrential rains up to 9 inches at Beaumont flattened and beat down the bumper rice crop Presi dent A Hoyt of the American rice growers association said damage was heavy He declined to make estimate Damage to the unharvested rice in Jefferson county t said ranged from 20 to 70 per cent The hurricanes first target was a coastal strip between Matagorda and Freeport Tex studded with industries and about 60 miles south of here One Missing One person was missing much of a rich rice crop destroyed and cotton heavily damaged as the hurricane twisted inland Rains up to 721 inches at Port Arthur fell throughout the coastal area An exact estimate of total dam age was impossible until further checks could be made But it ap peared heaviest damage was to rice and cotton and that the coasts vast and sprawwing indus try was relatively unhurt Galveston island resort city about 50 miles southeast of here caught the edge of the storm But its high seawalls saved it from great damage Tuesday morning many of the citys residents scoffed at the idea that a hurricane had passed in the night Lots of wind and lots of rain but no hurricane was the verdict of hurricanewise Houston residents Reynolds Will Hurl for Yanks New York Stengel manager of the New York Yan kees said Tuesday that Allie Reynolds would be his starting pitcher in the first game of the world series with the Brooklyn Dodgers in Yankee Stadium Wednesday Burt Shotton Dodgers mana ger refused to name his pitcher or even suggest a probable But Shotton is expected to se lect either Don Newcombe giant Negro righthander or E 1 w i n Preacher handcr Roc slender left SAME WhIU no truffle dcilhi in past 21 houri To Serve 6 Months for Stealing Plane Marengo Knapp 26 Des Moines was sentenced to a 6 months jail term Tuesday for the theft of an airplane Knapp was sentenced in dis trict court where he pleaded guilty last week to a larceny charge Since he already has been in jail a month awaiting court action he will be released after 5 month in Iowa county jail Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy through Wednesday Low Tuesday night near 36 High Wednesday near 70 Iowa Mostly cloudy Tuesday night Rain southeast portion Wednesday partly qloudy Low Tuesday night 4550 northwest 5055 southeast Iowa 5day weather outlook Temperatures will average near normal and precipitation will average i to 4 inch There will be no great changes in tempera ture but turning somewhat cooler Friday with a warming trend by Sunday Showers ex pected Friday and again Sun day Normal high near 70 nor mal low near 46 Minnesota Mostly fair Tuesday night cooler extreme southeast not so cool west portion Partly cloudy and warmer Wednesday iN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 80 Minimum 42 At 8 a m 45 YEAR AGO Maximum 68 Minimum 33 ;