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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 8, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION lliillf VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 8 1949 This Paper Consists Two One No 321 Navy Officer in Call for B36 Test Throws Challenge After Matthews Hits Budget Reductions Washington UR A navy of ficer Saturday challenged the air force to pit its B36 atomic bomb er against navy fighters in a test he predicted would show up the superbomber The challenge was made after Secretary of Navy Francis P Matthews said that reductions or dered by Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson in the armed serv ices very definitely would cur tail the navys ability to help preserve the nations security The challenge and Matthews statement were made before the house armed services committee which is investigating charges by Flood Threat in Houston Rockies Get 1st Snowfall rebellious navy unification officers against GlobeGazette Photo IN BUSINESS FOR 3 outstand ing newspaper boys are representatives of the GlobeGa zettes 240 carriers in North Iowa 93 of whom are in the city Front to back they are Gary Brophy 330 1st N E Don Muhlstein 1021 PennsylJL vania N E and Kenneth Stevens 127 Virginia S E The latter 2 started in September 1946 andBrophy in July 1948 All GlobeGazette newspaperboys are required to save a part of their earnings each week and they are trained to sell keep their own accounts collect regularly and pay their bills promptly each week Many of them buy their own clothes and school books have Christmas savings or government savings in addition to required savings in their GlobeGazette bond savings account These 3 have totaled in savings To encourage healthy habits the GlobeGazette furnishes each newspaperboy a membership in the Mason City Y M C A where they have meetings swimming and gym classes each week The challenge to the air forces primary strategic wea pon and atom bomb made by Capt Fred M Trapnell commanding officer of the naval air test center at Patuxent River Md He is one of the officers who enlarged on the testimony of Adm Arthur W Radford Pacific fleet commander who charges that the B36 is a billion dollar blunder which would be inadequate de fensively and offensively in an atomic war The navy men were having their rounds in the unification dispute And they were getting considerable support from Com mittee Chairman Carl Vinson The Georgia democrat said that Johnson had ordered an 000000 cut in defense spending without regard to its effect on na tional security Lewis Coal Operators Agree to Resume Talks Wednesday Washington L Lewis and the soft coal op erators agreed Saturday to resume contract negotiations next Wednesday at 2 p m CST in Charleston and White Sulphur Springs W Va Lewis and the Southern Coal Producers association will be in Charleston instead of Bluefield W Va because of a convention in the latter which crowded the negotia tors out of their usual hotel accommodations They gave up those quarters this week to come to Washington for with Conciliation Director Cyrus S Ching Northern and western commer cial operators and the steel com pany interests will meet with the mine workers chief at White Sul phur Springs the famous water ing resort where they have been conferring intermittently through out the summer One major operator spokesman said I guess were on deadcenter until next Wednesday Lewis spent a busy Saturday catching up with office routine after a long absence in Spring field 111 where his mother is ill Lewis said nothing about the resumption of negotiations or Chings prodding to speed up a settlement of the 20day old strike Band Marching Contest Will Be Held at Osage Davenport hun dred Iowa students and 66 bands from various high schools through out the state will compete in 4 state marching band contests next Saturday at Osage Storm Lake Fairfield and Atlantic F E Mor tiboy Davenport managing direc tor of contests for the Iowa High School Music association an nounced here Saturday While results for bands in the 4 contests will be final state rat ings the events will provide only diltrict ratings for baton twirlers flag swingers bell lyre soloists and baton twirling ensembles These individual and small group winners then will compete in the state music contest next spring in Perry The baton twirling ensemble contest is new this year and is open to any group not exceeding 8 persons Mr Mortiboy said Rockefeller Centers tallest RCA 850 feet tall Man Injured in Collision Dies Iowa Quasdorf 24 died in a Des Moines hospital Friday evening He was injured critically about 10 days ago when Schwebke of Iowa Falls The acci dent occurred on a county road 3 miles northeast of Iowa Falls Quasdorf did not regain conscious ness after the accident He was born in Iowa Falls Nov 25 1924 son of Fred and Clara Quasdorf He served in the navy 4 years during World war II and was in the south Pacific much of the time Recently he had been employed by the Rock Island rail road He is survived by his parents his paternal grandmother Mrs C A Quasdorf of Iowa Falls 2 half brothers Kenneth Growden of Iowa Falls and Leroy Growden of Ackley The body was taken to the Wood funeral home Promises New Fight for High Price Supports Washington El mer Thomas D Okla of the sen ate agriculture committee Satur day promised a new fight from a fresh start next year for high rigid farm price supports Conceding defeat in this years fight Thomas said congress would have plenty of time during its next session to take a thorough look at the controversial Brannan plan or some other proposal for maintaining high prices for basic crops The senate is considering legis lation sponsored by Sen Clinton P Anderson DN which would establish a flexible system of farm price support ranging from 75 to 90 per cent of parity During Fridays session the senate rejected an attempt by Thomas and other high price sup Says State Will Control Czech Church Prague Czechoslovakia The Prague press says the state will take over control of all churches in Czechoslovakia on Nov 1 under the communist gov ernments church control bill The newspaper Svobodne Slovo said the bill which has been bit terly opposed by the Roman Cath olics becomes law that day It applies to all denominations The bill goes before the na tional assembly when it recon venes on Oct 14 Parliamentary committees reportedly will meet Monday tot start work on setting up a ministry to govern church affairs The ministry will be headed by a cabinet member to be appointed by President Klement Gottwald The cabinet member will be em powered to demand inventories of church properties dismiss any priest whose citizenship is ques tionable and supervise administra tion of all churches and church societies Will Pay Salaries Under the bill the state will pay the salaries of priests anc pastors as civil servants The gov ernment will assume complete control of financial and admini strative affairs of the church anc will control appointments in cluding the naming of priests The bill has been denounced by the Roman Catholic primate o Czechoslovakia Archbishop Jose Beran Church sources say the measure has been opposed in writ ing by morethan 70 per cent of the nations Roman Ca t h o 1 i c priests The governmentcontrolled press nd radio insist the majority of teiests the bill However more than 250 priests nd nuns are reported in jail in he governments campaign to tamp out opposition to the bill Purge Continues Meanwhile the purge of Czecho lovak civilians continued Police prowled the streets of rague Friday night and early Saturday extending the roundup which already has jailed thousands of persons in this fearchilled capital alone There were indica ions the purge would be widened One strong hint came in a broadcast over the official secur ty police radio station which de clared not only the support and nropagalion of fascism must be punished but everything that just AP Wirephoto PRESAGES HARD residents speeded preparations for a repeat per formance of last years violent winter when the seasons first snow swept parts of Utah Idaho and Wyoming leaving mountains white A laden truck and auto proceed slowly through the snowfall in Big Cottonwood canyon near Salt Lake City enroute to Brighton ski resort Brighton reported more than a foot of snow Boy Dies After Being Hit by Car Boone Matt 6 son of Mr and Mrs William R Matt died early Saturday at a hospital of injuries received Thursday when he was struck by a car as he ran across the street in front of his home The child darted from behind one vehicle into the path of an auto driven by Dean Bjustrom of Stratford police said porters to rewrite the bill to their satisfaction By a vote of 45 to 26 it voted down an amend ment by Sens Richard B Rus sell DGa and Milton R Young RN to provide for per manent 90 per cent supports for crops under production controls The senate then recessed with out completing action on the measure A final vote is expectec Monday Thomas promptly labelled the rejection of the Russell Young amendment as a vote for depres sion He said it was certain to reduce farm income and thus the national income The senates vote Friday was a direct reversal of its action las Tuesday when high support ad vocates succeeded in substituting the RussellYoung proposals fo the Anderson system Several minor amendments re mained to be considered befor final passage of the senate bil Monday smells of bourgeoise nationalism and chauvinism must be destroyed by the roots Berkley Donaldson Speak in Milwaukee Milwaukee President Alben W Barkley and Postmastei General Jesse M Donaldson will keynote a JeffersonJackson vic tory Winner in the Milwaukee au ditorium Saturday night The sponsoring Wisconsin dem ocratic party said Barkley would arrive by plane late Saturday Donaldson arrived by train Satur day noon RECORD SET FOR FINES Sioux City fP An alltime daily record was set Friday in th amount of fines collected frorr persons indicted by the Septem ber grand jury Foster Thompson clerk of the district court said 1 violators paid into th treasury Sports Bulletin AFL Getting Prepared for Organizing Fight With CIO Yankees 6 Dodgers 4 Story on Sports Page Edsili Is Found Guilty of Conspiracy Waterloo Edsili 40 treasurer of CIO United Pack inghouse Workers Local 46 was found guilty Saturday of conspir acy to incite the May 1948 strike riot at the Rath Packing Co plant rierc A district court jury of 8 women and 4 men returned the verdict at a m after almost 11 hours deliberation Judge Shannon Charlton said he would impose sentence Oct 25 Edsili faces a 3year penitentiary sentence on the conviction EdsiUs attorneys have until Oct 20 to file a retrial motion Edsili was the 3rd person to be tried on conspiracy charges in connection with the riot in which a picket was killed One of the others was convicted and one ac quitted His trial began Sept 19 WITH MAJORITY Washington Hick enlooper RIowa voted with the majority Friday as the senate rejected an amendment to the farm bill which would have re quired mandatory price supports at 90 per cent of parity on basic farm cropsSenator Gillette DIowa was announced as against he amendment but did not vote New GOP Leaders Shut Door on Dewey BERT H MILLER Washington UR The new had not offered the voters any SAME Black meani traffic death In pail 21 bouri management ot the republican na tional committee has slammed the door shut on Gov Thomas E Dewey of New York To the newspaper correspond ents in Washington came a com mittee news release containing a speech delivered Friday night be fore republican women in Hunt ing W Va by National Com mitteeman Walter S Hallanan Hallanan slugged impartially at the PendergastTruman ma chine and at the republicans 1948 presidential candidate He did not mention Dewey by name but charged him with being too smugly complacent in his un successful presidential campaign to defend the republican 80th con gress He said President Truman of fered the voters an unsound crackpot program and that Dewey welldefined alternative to it In fancy language Hallanan implied that Dewey had offered the voters a bogus choice As between the real new deal and a synthetic substitute he said they chose the real article Fifty per cent of them were so plainly disgusted that they did not vote at all That is all water over the dam We have turned that page in our political history and put it behind us We know that if henceforth the voters turn to the Truman Pendergast party it will be be cause they have decided to em brace socialism And swinging for another divot from Deweys hide Hallanan said that from here on out conscience and principle would guide the re publican party leadership because it had turned away from political expediency Henceforth he added it will espouse and defend party princi ples Hallanan apparently was speak ing for more than merely himself and to more than merely a local West Virginia audience He said the rededication of the republican party had been signalled by the election last August ofGuy G Gabrielson as chairman of the na tional committee Gabrielson suc ceeded Rep Hugh D Scott Jr of Pennsylvania who had been put in the job by Dewey after the 1948 national convention Bitter months of wrangling led to Scotts forced resignation and the election of Gabrielson by a onevote margin The committee remains sharply divided But the new management evidently in tends to swing away from the cam St Paul Minn AFL Saturday embarked on a plan to carv2 huge membership chunks from the CIO to ward achieving a figured 1000000member gain in 1950 Key officials of the American Federation of Labor said privately they expect to pick up big parts of CIO unions when the factional scrap the CIO comes to a head as may happen soon A showdown between the CIOs left wing and the right wing ele ments is shaping up for the CIO convention at Cleveland later this month CIO President Phillip Murray has threatened his left wing union leaders with expulsion Labor circles expect the result to be a splintering up of the CIOs major unions with the CIO trying to salvage as many members as possible and repudiated left wing leaders trying to drag large mem bership groups from the CIO Officials of the rival AFL in annual convention here are look ing forward to an expected CIO civil war with glee They say they hope to woo big CIO segments into AFL ranks as a result of the split Boost Power Thats what is behind the an nounced AFL goal to pick up a million new members next year to boost AFL political power in the 1950 elections The AFL has dressed up its com bined votegettingmembership as a centennial birthday celebration for Samuel Gompers the AFLs late founder Gompers had advocated a neu trality for labor in national poli tics AFL has discarded that poli cy completely for an extremely political role mostly in favor of democratic party candidates In fact the AFL convention voted Friday to quit holding con ventions in presidential election years after election day a Gomp erspolicy practice Instead a move designed to put the AFL deeper into politics Add Million Members Charles MacGowan president of the Boilermakers Union and a major AFL political leader tolcL delegates here that by adding a million new AFL members next year the AFL could make its political job that much easier He said it would boost AFL ballot power How the AFL could pick up a million new members in 1950 in trigued newsmen Because AFL leaders had reported spending al most from AFL nation al headquarters plus many times than amount from local union treasuries in the past year on member getting but netted only a little more than 20000 new ones Asked about this one top AFL man said Weve got to raid CIO unions or our organizing drive will be a We dont want left One Person Drowned in Texas Storm As Much as 6 Inches of Snow Reported in Rock Springs Wyo By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A serious flood threatened Houston Texas Saturday as heavy rains sent bayous and creeks on a rampage One per son drowned and residents in suburban areas were being evacu ated v r Weather across the nation was variable It was much like summer over most of the eastern half of the country and there was a touch of winter over western states Snow measuring up to as much as 6 inches fell in Rock Springs Wyo There were falls of snow over most of the mountain re gions of Wyoming and Montana northwest Colorado parts of Ida ho arid southwest North Dakota Below Freezing Temperatures dropped below freezing and were on the chilly side throughout the northern plains the Rocky Mountain re gion and the Pacific northwest The first heavy snowfall of the season fell in the Cascade moun tains in Oregon and Washington Friday The mercury climbed into the 80s in many parts of the midwest Friday It hit 87 at Des Moines Iowa and 85 at Chicago Cooler weather was forecast for most of the north central states Sunday 10 Inches of Rain Houston dbused with some 16 inches orrain i hours the heaviest fall in years More than 25 persons were evacu ated after a Red Cross evacuation x unit was set up at the West Uni versity community center Some houses stood 3 feet in water Streets in Houston and other Texas cities and several highways were flooded The rain extended over south east Texas Louisiana Mississippi and southeastern Arkansas The weather bureau also reported a wet belt from Minnesota and most of the Dakotas and Nebraska west ward to the Rocky Mountains Light rain fell in the New England states the Carolinas and the mid flegulf states Democratic Senator From Idaho Dies Washington U S Senator Bert Henry Miller democrat of Idaho died Saturday The office of the senate ser geant at arms said Miller died of a heart attack at 7 a m CST at his home here Miller who was 70 was elected to the senate for a full 6year term last November He took his seat when congress convened last Jan 3 When he was elected he was a justice of the Idaho su preme court Miller attended Fridays senate session and cast a vote on the farm bill He voted against the amend ment that would have set farm price supports at a flat 90 per cent of parity He favored the flexible scale backed by admin istration leaders In the election last fall Miller defeated the then Senator Henry Dworshak a republican who had previously served in the house Dworshak had been appointed to the senate by Idahos republican governor to succeed Senator John Thomas a republican who had died in office Dworshak later was elected to fill Thomas un expired term and then lost to Miller Jane Arden Creator Dies in N Y Hospital New York Barrett 52 cartoonist creator of the Jane Arden comic strip died at the Presbyterian hospital Columbia university medical center at a m Saturday of a brain tumor He had been ill less than a month He entered the Nix hos pital in San Antonio Texas his home and was transferred to the medical center here on Sept 29 DIES OF INJURIES Knoxville Dewey Clark 51 of Centeryille died in a hos pital here Friday of injuries suf fered Sept 28 when his coal truck and a semitrailer collided on highway 60 near here paing line which Dewey lollowed wingers in these floundering CIO so disastrously unions but we do want the right wing members who after all are in the majority of all these unions Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Considerable cloudi ness Saturday night and Sunday with thundershowers Saturday night Cooler Saturday night and Sunday Low Saturday night 40 to 45 High Sunday 50 to55 Iowa Showers and cooler Satur day night Sunday cloudy and cooler occasional rain east por tion Low Saturday night 42 northwest to 60 southeast Minnesota Cloudy Rain south and east Saturday night and near Lake Superior Sunday Cooler Saturday night except little change near Lake Superi or Cooler southeast Sunday Low Saturday night 30 to 35 northwest 45 to 50 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Saturday Maximum 80 Minimum 65 At 8 a m 69 YEAR AGO Maximum 52 Minimum 43 3 FINAL Iowa Illinois 1 2 3 4 FINAL Michigan t ddd Purdue Notre Dame Minnesota Northwestern 4 FINAL Princeton Jrenn FINAL Y ;