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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 5, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5 1949 This Paper Consists of Two One No 318 Claim Spy Informed on Atom Bomb AP Wirephoto MINTON VIEWS Minton right jiewly approved by the senate for a seat on the United States supreme court views a plaque in the capitol office of Sen ator Scott Lucas senate majority leader According to the plaque the supreme court held its first meeting in Washington in the room in 1801 Senate Unit Spurns Olds for 3rd Term Washington senate commerce committee Wednesday spurned an appeal from President Truman and voted 102 against a 3rd term for Leland Olds on the federal power commission The committees adverse report on the presidents nomination of Olds for another term how goes to the senate for action Mr Truman joined in the fight Tuesday with letters to Vice Presi dent Barkley and Chairman Ed win C Johnson DColo of the commerce committee saying that powerful corporations wanted to block senate approval of the nom ination D W Norris Marshalltown Publisher Dies Columbus Ohio W Norris 73 industrialist and Iowa newspaper publisher was found dead Wednesday in his room at the Columbus Athletic club Coroner Robert A Evans said death resulted from natural causes Minton Wins Senate Okay for Supreme Court Post Washington by topheavy senate approv al Judge Sherman Minton was expected Wednesday to take the oath of office promptly as a member of the United States supreme court The lawmakers approved his appointment Tuesday night by a vote of 48 to 16 after battling down a motion to send the nomination back to the ciary committee ii Queuille Has Offered to Resign Post Paris Henri Que uille offered his resignation Wed nesday to President Vincent Aur Norris was Marshalltown publican and publisher of the Iowa TimesRe president of the Lennox Furnace Co with plants in Columbus Syracuse N Y Lima Ohio and Marshalltown The Lennox company and its affiliates including the Armstrong Furnace Co at Columbus and Des Moines Iowa has plants in Scran ton Pa Decatur Ga Fort Worth Tex Salt ILake City Utah Pasa dena Cal Galesburg 111 and Grinnell Iowa Although his industrial inter ests ranged from coasttocoast Norris maintained his close con nection with the MarshalUown TimesRepublican through the years as its editor and publisher graduating from high school and college at Grinnell Iowa Norris came to Marsnall town in 1897 and bought control of the TimesRepublican 2 years later He was one of the first to fore see the effectsof the invention of the automobile upon American life and pioneered crusades for good roads beginning in early 1900 He fought continuously for a hardsurfaced road system and lived to see Iowa emerge from the Since 1929 Norris and his wife the former May Wasson of Marsh alltown whom he married in 1900 have lived in Pasadena Cal but he made frequent business trips to his various interests from coast to coast Iowa Railroads Seek Rate Boost Des Moines op erating in Iowa sought a 9 per cent rate boost on most intra state freight shipments in a hear ing opening before the state com merce commission Wednesday The interstate commerce com mission has granted a similar in crease on interstate shipments m this area Strong opposition was expectea at the hearing from shippers and Chamber of Commerce represen tatives LINN ELECTED DCS Miiiies of Agriculture Harry D Linn has been elected president of the Na tional Association of Commission ers Secretaries and Directors of v Agriculture He attended the or ganizations annual meeting last V Atii 1 Minton who will be 59 years old Oct 20 was named by Presi dent Truman to succeed the late Justice Wiley B Rutledge He takes to the court an 8year record as a judge of the 7th circuit court of appeals Mintons confirmation came afr ter Senator Morse ROre failed on a 45 to 21 vote to send the ap pointment back to committee with instructions to require testimony from the nominee Sought Questioning Senators Ferguson RMich and Donnell RMo had sought the chance to ask Minton about the views he expressed on public questions while he was serving as a senator from Indiana in the new deals heyday from 1935 to 1941 The committee at first ordered Minton to appear It withdrew that order when Mintqn wrote the group that he thought such action raised a serious question of pro priety particularly when I might be required to express my views on highly controversial and litigi ous issues affecting the court The committee then voted 9 to 2 approval of the nomination Bad Precedent Morse told his colleagues they were sowing the seeds of bad precedent by letting a supreme court nominee refuse to testify be fore the judiciary committee He recalled that the late Senators Borah of Idaho and LaFollette of Wisconsin had grilled the late iol Queuilles coalition government in office more than a year and longer than any previous post war French cabinet ran into a crisis with the insistence of the socialist party that labors de mands for wage increases be sat isfied Queuille heads the radical so cialist conservative party The tender of the premiers res ignation followed a meeting of the cabinet ministers which had been deadlocked on the wages and prices issue Robert Bruynell un dersecretary of state reported earlier that Queuille was to see Auriol this afternoon presuma bly to offer his resignation Queuille leader of the radical socialist middle road party has served as prefer since Sept 10 longer term than any post war French premier Former Research Worker Testifies Before House Unit Washington UR House spy hunters have evidence that a Russian agent knew everything that was going on at a key atom bomb laboratory in 1944 it wa learned Wednesday A member of the house un American activities committee said the evidence is based on the testimony of a former Abomb research worker It may be pre sented at an open hearing Wed nesday The witness was employed at the metallurgical laboratory con nected with the University of Chi cago during the war This was the site of the basic research that pro duced plutonium for use in atomic bombs Key Spy During his work at the labora tory the witness came into con tact with Arthur Alexandrovich Adams the legislator said Adams has been identified by the commit tee as one of Russias most im portant wartime atomic spies He has told us that it was ap parent that Adams knew every thing that was going on a I the laboratory the legislator said He hastened to add that the witness was not connected with espionage in any way and that his activities were entirely innocent Committee Counsel Frank S Tavenner questioned about Wed nesdays hearings refused to com ment on the witness No Names I cannot deny the story he said but I cannot release any names or characterize the prob able course of the testimony at this time Adams who is now believed to be in Russia was first named of ficially in a committee report is sued Sept 28 1948 He was des cribed as a Swedish or Russian born communist agent who en tered the United States in 1938 During the war period Adams was discovered to be actively en gaged in espionage activities for the soviet government the report said Those activities included the securing of information with re spect to the developments that were being made in the United States in connection with nuclear fission Government Enters Coal Mine Dispute Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes Ferguson said he wanted to ask Minton if he had changed his mind about the support he gave the late President Roosevelts unsuccess ful 1937 plan to reorganize the supreme court Minton is President Trumans 4th appointee to the 9man su preme court His others were Chief Justice Vinson and Justice Burton and Clark President Roosevelt named the other 5 Justices Black Douglas Reed Jackson and Frankfurter Pick Jury for Tucker Trial Chicago jury was com pleted Wednesday to try Preston Tucker and 7 other present or former officials of the Tucker corporation on mail fraud and securities charges Six men and 6 women were impaneled Yet to be selected are 3 alternate jurors for the trial which lawyers predict will last 10 weeks or longer Court Okays Incorporation of C Heights Incorporation of the town of Central Heights was ready to proceed again Wednesday with the appointment by Judge T A Beardmore of 5 commissioners to call an election They are Clar ence G Olson George Smith Dick Leucht Clarence Hickle and Art Awe Attorneys for those desiring to incorporate agreed in court to in clude only property for which no one filed an objection The prop erty on which objections were filed included that owned by the following Central States Theater Corp Gustav and Rachael Holland A H Roberts William Krieger Har ry L Evenson Adeline Morehouse Mason City Country dub Lee Radio Inc Nick Nctzel Louise S Streeter Milford L and Wanda J Olson John F and Grace Du sheck Martin L and Minnie E Say Worth Has Given Up Position Navy in Answer to House Unit Demand for His Resignation Washington UR A house committee Wednesday called on the navy to fire civilian official R Worth because of his false attack on the B36 pro gram only to learn that he had quit more than a month ago The house armed services com mittee apparently believing that Worth was still on the navy pay roll recommended by unanimous roll call vote that the navy get rid of him He wrote the cele brated memorandum charging po litical skullduggery in the B36 program and then recanted it under oath Within an hour after the vote it was learned that Worth who had been under suspension since he retracted his charges on Aug 24 submitted his resignation Aug 26 and Navy Secretary Fran cis P Matthews accepted it 2 days later effective Aug 30 Kimball Assistant Worth was a special civilian assistant to Undersecretary of the Navy Dan A Kimball The mixup came as the commit tee wound up the B36 procure ment phase of its investigation of service wrangling and invited the navys top admirals to air their grievances about unification at a new hearing Thursday The committee gave a clean bill of health to Air Secretary W Stuart Symington B36 Manufac turer Floyd Odium and others who came under Worths fire in his anonymous document To Probe Charges Chairman Carl Vinson DGa said the next phase will start Thursday investigation ihe charges by navy officers that the morale and fighting efficiency of their service is being undermined by unification He said Navy Secretary Francis AP Wirephoto MISS AMERICA WELCOMED BACK HOME Jacque Mercer smiles and waves from a float during a celebration Tuesday in which she was welcomed home to Phoenix Ariz after winning the Miss America title at Atlantic City It was the first time she had been home since she left for Atlantic City Sept 10 P Matthews Adm Louis E Den feld chief of naval operations Adm Arthur W Radford com manderinchief of the Pacific fleet and Vice Adm Gerald F Bogan will be asked to come be fore the committee Thursday Bogan commands the first task fleet in the Pacific Young Says High Farm Price Supports Needed ior Votes Washington Milton R Young R N Dak bluntly told election conscious GOP colleagues Wednes day they had better back his fight to keep high farm price supports if they want farm votes next year His remark was made as the politically and economically hot farm price question flared up in the senate Meanwhile Chairman Elmer Thomas D Okla called a meeting of the agriculture committee for 9 a m GST Thursday It will restudy the bipartisan com promise farm bill which the senate sent back to commit tee Tuesday night by a 41 to 29 vote When the committee begins its meeting it will have less than 12 hours to feiport back to the senate which set an p m CST dead line Thursday for the new recom Ching Calls for Parley on Friday Mediator Says Many Are Already Being Hit by Shutdowns Washington The govern ment Wednesday called John L Lewis and soft coal operators to a meeting Friday in an effort to end the 3week mine shutdown Cyrus S Ching head of the fed eral mediation service said the coal situation has reached the place where it is approaching a crisis that requires the interven tion of his office The operators are meeting with Lewis and his United Mine Work ers negotiators at Bluefield and White Sulphur Springs W Va but Ching said a mere report of progress in those talks would not suffice to call off his Friday meet ing here Very Encouraging Ching said any report of prog ress in the West Virginia talks would be very encouraging but it would have to be very definite for him to drop his own call for an operatorunion session Dryly Ching remarked that he was not acting on the spur of the moment since contract negotia tions have been underway for the south since May and for the rest of the industry since June Ching said that although there is a lot of coal at some points even today some people are af fected by the coal shutdown and the longer it goes the worse it gets Just Mediators Asked if President Ttuniah might use the emergency powers of the TaftHartley act to liait Sports Bulletin Yankees 1 Dodgers 0 Story on sports page the coal strike Ching said were mediators Ching ventured the opinion however that an emergency would arise in the coal strike before it would in the steel strike He said o formal moves are contem plated immediately in the steel dispute Lewis ducked out of the White Sulphur Springs meeting before reporters could get his reaction to the mediation call He showed up later at Bluefield W Va for negotiations with southern pro ducers and sent out word he had nothing to say Stokes Indianhead Farms and Esther L Strickland Inc Total Eclipse of Moon Slated for Thursday Night DCS Moines UR The 2nd total eclipse of the moon this year will be visible throughout Iowa and the United States Thursday night if skies are clear Dr Philip S Riggs astronomy professor at Drake university said Wednesday Riggs said the eclipse will start at p m Thursday and be total at p m He said the eclipse will end at p m Independence VFW Clubs Are Raided Independence en forcement authorities raided 2 Veterans of Foreign Wars estab lishments Tuesday Sheriff Emery A Hart said of ficials seized 5 slot machines and 5 cases of whiskey in a raid on the VFW country home outside of town Three slot machines and one case of whiskey were confiscated at the VFW downtown club the sheriff said In addition Hart said 10000 joy jar tickets were seized Sheriff Hart said charges would ho filrrl in Ihp P3SC SOO11 Prior to the California gold rush more gold was mined in North Carolina than inany other U S state TO SPEAK TO KIWANIANS Waterloo 7P Sir Hartley Shawcross attorneygeneral of Great Britain and United King dom representative to the United Nations will speak here Oct 17 at a convention of the Nebraska Iowa district of Kiwanis Interna tional Cops Embarrassed After Arresting College President Joplin Mo here were embarrassed Wednesday after finding out that the man they took into custody in their hunt for a forger was a highly respected college president When Thomas Alfred Shearer 35 stepped off an airliner from Des Moines Monday night Joplin police hurried him off to jail where he was booked and held for the sheriff at Winterset Iowa Last night they let Shearer make a long distance telephone call He pioved to them he is the president of Parsons college Fairfield Iowa and not a man named Johnny Shearer wanted by Winterset of ficials on a bogus check charge mendation Young said he attended the re cent republican farm conference at Sioux City Iowa throughout and did not hear a single farmer advocate lower price supports as the bipartisan bill mainly authored by Senator Clinton P Anderson DN Mex would provide My republican colleagues if they want farm votes next year should read the record of that hearing at Sioux City Young de clared Meanwhile Anderson charged that some administration groups are trying to force high farm sup ports to gain eventual passage of the Brannan plan Vice President Alben W Bark ley twice cast the deciding vote against the Anderson proposal for flexible price supports Barkley voted for rigid high supports He said he had always urged them as a senator and added I cannot change my position now Anderson and other backers of flexible price supports staved off almost certain defeat by getting their bill sent back to committee Tuesday night AP Wircplioto DRIVER wreckage torn twisted and buried in gravel is all that re mains of the car driven by Milton Fuglsang DeWitt after his vehicle hit a gravel laden truck which fell on top of the car near DeWitt Fulsang was seriously injured in the accident Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and windy through Thursday Showers likely Thursday Low Wednes day night near 50 High Thurs day near 75 Iowa Showers late Wednesday night and early Thursday be coming partly cloudy mild and windy Thursday afternoon Low Wednesday night 5560 Minnesota Cloudy with scattered showers Wednesday night and Thursday Somewhat warmer Wednesday night Windy Low Wednesday night 50 north 5055 south high Thursday 60 to 66 IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statis tics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 60 Minimum 48 At 8 a m 56 YEAR AGO Maximum fi3 Minimum 38 Hold Ionia Man in Traffic Death Case womanwas killed when struck by a car while walk ing across highway 20 in Water loo Tuesday night The victim was Ruth Waterman 27 of Waterloo Police said they are holding Raymond R Rickard 24 of near Ionia for investigation in connec tion with the accident Police said Lloyd Wolfe 35yearold Exira trucker told them the car driven by Rickard struck him as he was getting into the cab of his track then continued on and struck the woman who was crossing the highway Wolfe was slightly in jured Beckwith Trial to Start by Pet 19 Waterloo of Edward J Beckwith 27 year old Morrison man on a charge of first degree murder has been officially set down for trial by October 19 ac cording to an order signed by Dis trict Judge R W Hasner Before the length of other court events could be determined it had been believed that the triai would start on Oct 10 Beckwith is charged with the mutilation slaying of Mrs Mildred Stahlhut last June at Morrison PAIR PLEAD GUILTY Fairficld Crafton and Robert Tonkinson both of Birmingham pleaded guilty Tues day to charges of larceny of chickens They were sentenced to a year in jail but 8 months of the sentences was suspended MidContinent Flexibility Is Stressed Washington IP Mid Conti nent airlines stresses its flexibility in routing planes as one reason it should be awarded a 4003mile midwest feeder air line route Its president J W Miller said in a statement for a civil aero nautics board hearing that the line could offer almost an end less variety of service to the im mediate points along the pro posed route He said this flexibility could not be claimed by any other appli cant MidContinent planes he said could be rotated at Chicago St Louis Des Moines Waterloo Sioux City and Kansas City MidContinent of Kansas City is one of 10 airlines seeking all or parts of the big feeder route awarded several years ago to the Parks air line of East St Louis 111 Parks has testified it now is ready to operate the routes which stretph from Minneapolis to Tul sa and Memphis with singleen gine planes The CAB must deside whether to continue Parks certifications which never have been used ap prove a proposed consolidation at MidContinent and Parks or award all or portions of the routes to MidContinent and other car riers Parks prefers the merger to its own independent operation A MidContinent witness Frank N Buttomer director of econom ic controls was cross examined Tuesday largely by R S Maurer Chicago and Southern counsel Maurer asked for amplification and explanation of many state ments and figures in MidCon tinents operating financial and equipment exhibits He questioned estimate of passenger losses it would sustain through award of the feeder to another car SAME Black mrarm Irufrie dtilh In Zl houri rier POLIO PATIENT Iowa Kramer 7 Hampton was 4 admitted to Uni versity hospitals here Wednesday for polio treatment ;