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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 18, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE T H I NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 18 1949 This Paper Consists ot Two One No S Britain Would Recognize Reds to Keep Hong Kong Unmolested Hong Kong sources said Tuesday that Britain was offering recognition to the Peiping regime in return for guarantees that British rights in Hong Kong would be respected Given Until May to Fife Records in Rutledge Case Des Moines Iowa su preme court Tuesday gave attor neys for Dr Robert C Rutledge Jr of St Louis until next May 1 to complete the filing of the record in the case Rutiedge was sentenced at Ce dar Rapids early last summer to a 70year term after a jury con victed him of 2nd degree murder in the knifeslaying of Byron C Hattman St Louis aircraft ex pert who had dated Mrs Rut ledge The baby specialist has been in Fort Madison state penitentiary since he was sentenced Several groups have organized drives for funds tofinance his appeal Fail to Settle Greek Dispute ommunist capital of n an informal basis In London the British foreign iff ice admitted that British Consul General W C G Graham has ap roached communist authorities m a possible agreement to protect British property present no decision has been taken on the question of ecognitipnfof the new communist egime in China a British pokesman said StepbyStep Plan Britain reportedly offered the ommunists a sort of stepbystep ecognition with normal trade re ations and recognition of commu nist authority in areas under control to come first Full recognition would be grant ed communist sources said after collapse of the Chinese nationalist oyernment an ft recognition of the eiping regime by the United Na ions In exchange the British were asking communist recognition of Chinas international obligations ncluding treaties directly affect ng rights to Hong Kong Kowloon and the socalled new territories 4 Concessions Communist sources said the communist authorities were de manding 4 concessions 1 Full diplomatic recognition 2 Withdrawal of the British mission from the nationalist gov ernment 3 Surrender of nationalist as ets in Hong Kong 4 Extradition of nationalist of icials whose names appear on the communist war criminal list ncluding a number of high na tionalist officials living in retire ment here Success United Nations assemblys Balkan peace committee announced Tuesday it had failed to find any basis for settling the GreekBalkan con flict The 4man committee acknowl edged its failure to the general as semblys 59nation political com mittee Assembly President Car los P Romulo who headed the peace group said in a letter that the committee had authorized him to report failure RECESS NEGOTIATIONS Chicago 2week recess has been called in negotiations between the International Har vester company and the CIO United Farm Equipment Workers union Company negotiators said Mondays meeting they would have an offer ready in 2 weeks S4 konn These reports which could not be confirmed officially aid the negotiations were being carried on in the Chinese RECORD LIVESTOCK RUN IN than 53000 head of livestock were jammed into the Omaha Union stockyards Monday as Omaha became the nations lar gest livestock center for the llth consecutive Monday The 34583 head of cattle and calves part of which are shown in this aerial view of the yards made up the largest run since Oct 19 1945 and the 3rd largest in the history of the stockyards House Passes Arms Money Measure Washington compromise military appropri ation bill financing a 58group air force passed the house by voice vote Tuesday and went to the senate Passage of the big money bill helped clear the way for final ad journment of this session of con gress Congressional leaders now hope to get away Wednesday The bill had been bottled up be cause the senate and the house couldnt agree on air force funds The house insisted on a 58group air force The senate wanted 48 as did PresidentTruman The house won The difference is about But the senate chalked up a partial victory by getting the house to agree toa cutback of in the stockpiling of defense materials The senate had wanted a cutback but the house voted solidly against any cut The house gave in on the 000000 figure Pleads Innocent on Murder Charge KnoxVille Frances Jasparovich 48 pleaded innocent through her attorney when ar raigned in district court Tuesday on a grand jury indictment for murder Mrs Gasparovich is charged with fatally shooting her farmer husband while he slept Her trial is scheduled for early next week She is being held without bond Nominations of 25 Go on Senate Shelf senate Tuesday put on the shelf until next year President Trumans nominations of 25 men and one woman as federal judges Although senators said many of these are likely to get senate ap proval in routine fashion early in the next session of congress some may be tied up in lengthy con troversies and at least one might be withdrawn There have been hints that the president may give up his nomi nation of Carroll O Switzer to be federal district judge for southern Iowa Senator Gillette has called the choice of Switzer an affront to him The presidents choice of Rep Herman P Eberharter for judge of the western Pennsyl vania district already has stirred up a storm His nomination of Willis W Ritter to be Utah dis trict judge also has brought oppo sition There may be some protest5 from southern democrats agairit Mr Trumans choice of William Henry Hastie a Negro who has served as governor of the Virgin islands to be a judge of the 3rd district court of appeals Ship Sinks After Hitting Huge Carrier Only 3 of 24 Crewmen on British Craft Are Known to Be Alive Berwick Eng British aircraft carrier Albion and a small coal freighter collided in a gale in the North sea Tuesday The freighter sank swiftly and 8 hours later only 3 of the 24 crewmen aboard were known to have sur vived Lifeboats fought the foaming waves hunting survivors near the Fame islands off the northeast coast of England The newly built 18300 ton Al bion was canned by a civilian crew and was in tow to drydock for completion The collision rammed a hole in the carrier and she vas reported taking water 3 Survivors The Albion had aboard 3 sur vivors from the freighter the 2 025 ton Maystone carrying coal to London A spokesman for the owners of the Maystone said life boat crews still at sea had some hopes of picking up other survi vors The collision occurred 8 miles off Englands northeast coast near the AngloScottish border port of Berwick Lifeboats from the Berwick coast guard station put out into rain and windtossed waves to hunt for survivors The Albion being towed by a tug was on her way from a ship yard at Jarrow to a drydock at Rosyth Scotland for construction work before being turned over to the royal navy Stil Afloat The carrier was reported holed on her port side near her propel lors but she still was afloat The Maystone was owned by Thomas Stone Ltd of Swansea Wales 4 North lowans Polio Patients Iowa City were only 13 active cases of poliomyelitis under treatment at University hos pitals here Tuesday but 4 had just been added to the list New patients are Jeanette McCarthy 17 Mcln tire Joyce Kickbride 3 Hampton Robert White 5 Nashua Jerome Kuhm 18 Calmar All 4 were in fair condition Cresco Man to Kiwanis Post Waterloo f Ray Short Cedar Rapids was named gov ernorelect of the NebraskaIowa District of Kiwanis International here Tuesday Short was elected along with 10 lieutenant governors at the 31st annual convention of the district here Lieutenant governors named in clude Sharp Lannon Grinnell George Laub Cresco Marvin B Beddig Fort Dodge Emmett But ler Newton John Conaway Ham burg Frank C Heft Woodbine D H Schalekamp Cherokee OHver B Proett Wayne Ncbr Dan I Parker Lincoln Nebr and Harvey Porter McCook Nebr Curry Watson Lincoln Nebr was renamed secretarytreasurer Bernard T Caines Sioux City is retiring governor Ames Iowa was named the site of the 1950 convention Quiz Youness 7 Others on Fur Robberies Si Paul Youness 40 of St Paul suspected of receiv ing stolen furs and 6 others held were questioned Tuesday about Minneapolis robberies Five expensive fur pieces were stolen in that city recently 2 by shoplifters and 3 others by smash ing display windows James Mullen Minneapolis in spector of detectives came here to see if any of those hold may be linked with the cases in his city The 6 held in addition to Youness include 2 women Youness was arrested Friday in connection with theft of worth of furs in Iowa and authorities from Waterloo are expected to arrive Tuesday with warrants Arrests oJ the 7 were made through cooper ation of St Paul police agents of the state crime bureau and the FBI A number of fur pieces and other merchandise was found in Younesss home when he was ar rested police reported Police said part of the merchan dise found in the Youness home was identified today as loot from a Sioux City Iowa store Chief Tierney said some of the furs recovered still had Cownies of Waterloo labels on them but none of the Mason City furs taken from MarshallSwift Sun day Oct 9 have been recovered Senate Group Okays Mrs Anderson to Be Denmark Ambassador Washington The senate foreign relations committee Tues day approved the nomination of Mrs Eugenie Anderson of Red Wing Minn to be Americas first woman ambassador President Truman named Mrs Anderson a native of Adair Iowa to represent the United States in Denmark The senate is expected to give quick approval Held for Killing Brother With Knife Warren Pa 19yearold boy is held without bail Tuesdaj on charges he stabbed his youngei brother to death with a butcher knife during an argument Police Chief George Haehn said Richard Fowler admitted h stabbed his brother David 18 with a butcher knife Sunday nigh as they argued over some clirtj clothes while unpacking a suitcase Richard pleaded innocent to 2nd degree murder charge Mon day and was held without bail fo the next term of court BURIED ALIVE Pawtucket R I Plante 7 and Ronald Bergeron 8 were buried alive Friday when 25foot gravel bank in which thej were playing caved in Police anc firemen dug for an hour and minutes to recover their bodies Reach Agreement on Farm Price AP Wirephoto SHIP BURNS IN Panamanian lumber ship Salina Cruz is shown burn ing amidships Monday in the Pacific 180 miles off Gnays Harbor Wash Her 17 crew men escaped in 2 lifeboats The ship was bound from Vancouver B C to Honolulu with a full cargo Bill Hiking Minimum Pay Passes House Washington house Tuesday approved a compromise bill boosting minimum wages in interstate industry from 40 to 75 cents an hour The vote was 131 to 19 Senate approval was expect ed quickly Sponsors claim the bill will mean raises for as many as 500000 workers at an estimated annual cost of It would broaden exemption of the employes on small newspapers from the wage and hour provisions of the law The provision would liberalize the exemption to apply to papers including dailies which have a circulation of 4000 copies The figure in the present law is 3000 copies The new section would apply to circulation in adjoining counties as well as the county where the paper is published Only circula tion in home counties is covered now A senate provision exempting newsboys who deliver papers to the readers was retained It ap plies to the wage hour and child labor provisions of the law 80YearOld Mill Is Gutted by Fire Marion 80 year old mill which still used water power for part of its operations was gutted by fire Monday night The landmark located on high way 151 at the western edge of the town was damaged to the extent of according to an estimate by Owner Henry How eler Howeler said the mill was not covered by insurance He said he did not plan to rebuild unless he received some help from the com munity Chief business of the mill is custom grindiing of both corn and wheat TO QUIT PRESIDENCY LaPaz Bolivia Enrique Hertzog has informed Acting President Mamerto Urrio iagoitia that he will announce his resignation Wednesday in con gress The president said he was resigning because of ill health Symington Accuses Navy of Peddling Old False Tales Washington Secretary Symington hitting back at navy critics of the air force accused them Tuesday of peddling old false tales and of letting possible enemies know how this country would be defended Symington hinted too that the navy is circulating a 2nd anonymous document He said one is in circulation that attempts to rip strategic bombing and is far more dangerous than the first Symington was before the house armed services committee leading off the air force rebuttal to navy complaints against defense pol icies In long hearings the navy has complained that present policy puts too much stress on the air force B36 big bomber and cuts down on the navy Admiral after admiral has taken the stand to belittle the possibili ties of the bomber Their general contention has been that the big plane could not get through an enemys defenses and would ac complish little if it did Symington said the B36 still is the best longrange bomber known He added The ability to fight from our own shores at the start of any war should not be looked on with con tempt New Lake to Be Named for Ding Des Moines N Ding Darling Iowa cartoonist and con servationist was honored Tuesday by the Iowa State Conservation commission when it announced a new artificial lake will be named for him The lake now under construc tion on Honey creek will contain 400 acres of water in Washington Keokuk and Jefferson counties has been named Lake J N Ding Darling It is miles west and 2 miles north of Brighton Iowa The dam will be 725 feet long when completed It will be 200 feet wide at the base and will be 47 feet high Construction is expected to be completed early in 1950 Auto Shutdowns Likely as Supply of Steel Dwindles Detroit The nations auto industry is operating on borrowed time as far as its steel supplies are concerned Shutdowns of 3 weeks and more starting early next month are not unlikely This was the word from an au thoritative source inside the in dustry Tuesday The car and truck makers had a 4 to 6 weeks inventory of steel when the steel strike began But they have been eating deeply into these stocks and replacements have been cut off A top industry executive who asked that he be not identified said Tuesday An important thing that seems to be overlooked is that if we keep going and use up all the steel we have on hand it will take 3 or 4 weeks to store up enough more to permit resumption of car and truck output Shutdowns of 3 weeks or more are inevitable for many of the car companies if steel does not start to come through again by next Monday No one auto maker wants to ad mit his steel position is any worse than that ofi his competitors But most car and truck companies es pecially among the big 3 of Gen eral Motors Chrysler and Ford have been producing at record levels for many weeks Most of the GM and Chrsyler division have been working overtime to complete their 1949 model runs Since the steel strike began more than 2 weeks ago their stockpiles have been dwindling rapidly One of the effects of assembly line shutdowns next month be sides idling several hundred thou sand auto workers would be to delay new model changeovers by GM Chrsyler and possibly Ford Ford of course produces some of its own steel but not nearly all it needs for even normal car and truck output The car industry reportedly has some 600000 cars in dealers hands or in storage Most of these are said to be in the medium priced class Many industry experts be lieve however that these stocks would be wiped out before the year end if the shortage of sttel halts the auto assembly lines for as much as 3 weeks Despite the threatened shut downs the industry is certain to break its 20yearold production record within the next few weeks The record mark of 1929 was 5358420 cars and trucks Factory output so far this year already is well over 5100000 units 90 Per Cent of Parity Is Agreed Upon HouseSenate Unit Turns Out Bill for Congress Approval Washington A senale louse conference committee Tues day reached complete agreement on a farm price support bill Chairman Elmer Thomas D Okla of the senate conferees an nounced the compromise and said t calls for 90 per cent of parity supports next year for cotton corn wheat rice and peanuts Tobacco previously had been assured supports at this level be cause both the senate and house passed bills provided it Thomas said that all of the con erees except Senator Thye R who was away had prom ised to sign the conference re port See Acceptance The agreement still is subject to approval by both the senate and but the had threatened to delay adjourn is expected to be accepted Hope for an agreement before adjournment had waned as con ferees deadlocked time after time The issue was whether to go along with the house bill to main tain wartime support levels for another year or take a longterm sliding scale of supports voted by the senate This scale could have dropped to as low as 75 per cent of parity 80 Per cent Floor Conferees reported that under the compromise the supports in 1951 may not drop per cent although in and 1953 they could fall tp75 per cent But the compromise provides that either the present parity for mula or a revised formula in the senate bill may be used in de termining support levels until 1954 The formula to be used un til 1954 is the one that will be most advantageous to the farm er Beginning in 1954 only the sen ates parity formula would be in effect The support scale would continue to range from 75 to 90 per cent Wirephoto NAMED TO FPC President Truman Tuesday named former Gov Mon C Wallgrcn of Washington above as a member of the federalpower commission Wall grcn was appointed to succeed Leland S Olds whose nomina tion for a 3rd term on the com mission was rejected by the senate The term expires June 22 1954 Wallgrens own nomi nation to the post of chairman of the National Security Re sources board was shelved last March by the senate armed services committee The presi dent 2 months later withdrew that nomination Wallgrens new nomination also is subject to senate confirmation MoPac Dispute Near Settlement St Louis 40dayold Missouri Pacific railroad strike was so near settlement Tuesday that inspectors were awaiting or ders to examine locomotives so they could resume service in the 11 states served by the line Settlement appeared likely Tuesday or Wednesday Resumption of operations was expected early next week and possibly Saturday A negotiating session ws sched uled for Tuesday afternoon after officials of the unions and Mis souri Pacific executives failed to finish their task at a night ses sion 5 Acres of Tjmber Burns Near Chariron Chariton timber and brush fire left about 5 acres of rough countryside blackened Tuesday Sheriff Paul T Laing said the fire which first started Sunday afternoon was brought under con trol Monday night It threatened some farm buildings but none was damaged he said The fire was in an area about 18 miles northeast of here It was very difficultto get into with fire fighting crews the sheriff said Up to 40 men helped fight the fire which spread quickly through dry brush and leaves It was brought under control Sunday evening the sheriff said but broke out again Monday DIES OF POLIO Des Moines Belle Lindsey 14 Des Moines died of polio Tuesday She entered a hos pital Oct 13 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with rain Tuesday night Low Tuesday night near 55 Rain and turning colder with fresh winds Wed nesday Iowa Occasional showers west portion Tuesday night and over most of state Wednesday Low Tuesday night 5358 Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook Turning cooler Wednesday and Thursday with rain likely Slow warming trend Friday through the weekend No further rain indicated Temperatures will average near normal and rain fall will average near one inch Normal high 64 normal low 40 Minnesota Rain Tuesday night and Wednesday probably chang ing to snow in extreme north west Wednesday Warmer ex treme east Tuesday night Cool er west Wednesday Low Tues day night ranging from 35 to 40 in extreme northwest to 54 to 53 in southeast High Wednes day around 40 northwest to 70 southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 75 Minimum 45 At 8 a m 50 YEAR AGO Maximum 39 Minimum 22 ;