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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 21, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THEiHOME Five Cents a Copy Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS E MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 21 1949 AP WIrephoto HUMPHREYMOBILE COMINGWalter Moscrip riding is Humphrey on the Humphreyinobile which he and William Kacena center and D H hTn the El Kahir Shrmers of Cedar Rapids The Humphreynobile wii slturdav the Mason City business district batuiday afternoon Several hundred Shnners are coming to Mason City by special tram to take part in a evening at Roosevelt fieldhouse 8th Suspect Johnson Says He Will Go j Quizzed on Fur Robbery St Paul Minn ex convict who served time for mur der and burglary in Illinois and Iowa was held Friday for Iowa authorities in connection with a fur robbery at Waterloo Police Chief Charles Tierney Leon C Barrington 57 was picked up near his home Thursday and jailed for Waterloo authorities who were expected him here to question Barrington was the 8th person apprehended in connection with an aJleged stolenfur ring believed to have smuggled at least wortTi of furs from Iowa Tierney said u one suspect has been released and another Charles Ypuness 40 St Paul has waived extradition to Iowa Authorities said Youness admitted receiving stolen furs Six others including Barringtonremained in custody Tierney said Barrington was to 30 years on a murder charge in Illinois in 1018 but fled prison in July 1920 Eight years earlier he was sentenced to prison at Anamosa Iowa for burglary and was paroled Barrington was also being quizzed on a fur robbery of the Marshall and Swift Fur com pany in Mason City Oelwein last spring and one at 6 Testify in Beckwith Murder Case Waterloo UR Six witnesses testified Friday they saw Edward J Beckwith 27yearold factory worker in a Morrison tavern the night before the mutilated body of the tavernkeepers wife was found there The witnesses said Beckwith was sitting alone at a table during most of the evening They said they paid no particular attention to him Beckwith was on trial in district court for the murder of pretty Mrs Irma Jean Stahlhut 22 The state has indicated it will seek the death penalty Defense objections kept Vern Saak 36 Morrison farmer from replying when the state asked him whether Beckwith appeared to be Intoxicated Other witnesses included George Peters Grundy Center Mr and Mrs William F Koch Morrison Myron Lynch 46 Grundy Center and Mrs Mabel Meyer Grundy Center The defense declined to cross examine Harvey Stahlhut 26 hus band of the slain woman after he finished testifying for the prosecu tion Stahlhut testified Friday that he noticed a halfempty glass of beer and 2 unopened beer cans on the bar of his tavern when he entered it June 23 before finding his wifes body in the tavern cooler The significance of that testimony was hot immediately made clear PHYSICIAN DIES Moines Dr Frank M Trimmer 62 of Des Moines died Thursday of a heart attack suf fered on the Rock Island Rocket from Minneapolis as the train came into Des Moines Dr Trim mer had practiced medicine in Iowa for many years following a travel schedule from city to city On Wrth Unification Plan Washington Defense Secretary Louis Johnson SrledTotce on his nav critics Friday that he is the boss of the Pentagon that their super carrier still is out and that he is going ahead with the unification policies they have attacked Johnson gave the house armed services committee a siz Iing answer to charges fired at him by all the navys too officers up to and Adm Louis E Denfield chief of naval operations He said he ordered the super carrier last spring with of President from Commit tee Chairman Carl Vinson DGa the admission that the decision was right When Johnson finished Vinson UE Officers 5 Sign Oaths as NonReds JUUSI1CU VlClaOn 15 mil ICILWing recessed the hearings until Janu United Electrical Workers biggest ary when the committee will con holdout against TaftHartley sider a formal report on the interservice row touched off by navy attacks on the way unifica contradicted the gen eral impression that former Navy Secretary John L Sullivan re signed because of the cancellation of the giant carrier He said Sul livan submitted his resignation a full month before construction on the ship was halted Mr Sullivan was not for unifi cation and would not support it he snapped Johnsons statement differed considerably in tone from unity appeals put before the committee Friday by former President Her bert Hoover and Gen George C Marshall wartime army chief of staff and former secretary of state Mr Hoover read his statement as soon as Johnson left the stand He told the committee that the regrettable unification quarrel may result in some good if we now have a renewed effort to make our defense a team Marshall testified before John son blaming most of the present service row on differences of opinion over how to divide the military budget The waters of the Columbia River are navigable for 500 miles Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Gradual clearing Fri day night and Saturday High Saturday 48 to 50 Low Friday night 30 to 32 Iowa Partly cloudy and cooler Friday night with showers southeast Saturday fair and cool Low Friday night 2834 northwest 4248 southeast Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average near normal Normal highs 55 to 60 Normal lows 34 to 38 Colder Friday night with showers east Warmer Sunday Gradually turning colder Tuesday and Wednesday Widespread rain Monday and Tuesday averaging i to 4 inch Minnesota Partly cloudy and cool er Friday night Saturday gen erally fair warmer north and west portions Low Friday night 24 to 30 High Saturday 38 to 46 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum 68 Minimum 44 At 8 a m Friday 44 Precipitation 59 YEAR AGO Maximum 6B Minimum 31 Washington i act rules gave in Friday and filed noncommunist oaths from its of ficers The affidavits are required by the labor law before a union can have access to national labor rela tions board machinery for such things as collective bargaining elections They must state that the union officers are not communists and are not sympathetic to com munism The U E has been described in hearings of the house unAmeri can activities committee as a hot bed of communist activity Operators Walk Out of Coal Talks Ching Asserts Steel Situation Is Not Hopeless By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Coal operators walked out on contract talks with the United Mine Workers Friday But there was a flicker of hope that a break may come in the steel strike Northern and western mine op erators left White Sulphur Springs W Va where negotiations de signed to end the 5 weeks old coal strike were being held They accused John L Lewis of being willing to destroy the coal industry in his mad race for power They said they would meet with union leadeis again when the union leaders show they are ready to consider our em ployes and the industry Not Hopeless The situation in the costly 21 day steel strike says Cyrus S Ching federal mediation chief is not hopeless K But Ching said in a statement in New York Thursday night after conferences with U S Steel cor poration officials we do not want to create the impression that there is a basis for optimism Chings hint of hope coupled with a warning against optimism followed earlier comment by Pres ident Truman that he has no pres ent plans for intervening in either the steel or coal strikes or for seizing either industry Million Idle Chings statement came as the continuing steelcoal tieups choked off much of the nations industrial activity and made idle more than a million workers Ching and other top mediation officials planned to meet again Friday with representatives of big steel They hope to get the steel companies and CIO United Steelworkers to resume negotia tions and attempt to settle their dispute over free pensions Lewis was not at the meetings which are aimed at settling the 5 weekold walkout of some 380000 miners He was in Springfield 111 visiting his 91yearold mother who is seriously ill Further curtailments of indus try were reported because of the twin strikes Ii New York City the New York Central railroad an nounced that at midnight Satur day it was eliminating 89 steam operated passenger trains because of dwindling coal supplies Local branch line and suburban service will be affected in 11 states Mrs Anderson to Leave for Capital Red Wing Minn UR Mrs Eugenie Anderson the nations first woman ambassador will leave Sunday for a 2week brief ing by the state department on This Paper Consists of Two One HOME EDITION mini No 11 Officers who submitted the duties of her new post antireds oaths included President Albert J Fitzgerald Secretary Treasurer Julius Emspak and di rector of organization James J signed The NLRB has no discretion on Venices Grand Canal Sunday afternoon flying to New York She will appear on a net itiuujr or organization James J ILUR cme win appear on a netalter inc note was delivered to Matles The 10 vice presidents also work television broadcast MonJames Penfield U S charge signed day nieht daffaires day night She will be sworn in as ambas jue iNLrjiits nas no discretion oue WJU ue sworn in as amoas ine Americans were accused 01 about accepting the affidavits The sador to Denmark next week and directing an elaborate espionage authenticity of the oaths is a mat wil spend 2 weeks in Washing ring inside Czechoslovakia It was ter for the justice department to ton receiving instructions from the alleged to be equipped with pow check on state rJenartment Mrs Anrlprsnn prful rarlin k A I XJilJ HJC Vi LVJ LJ Nt state department Mrs Anderson erful radio transmitters said she expects to leave for Den mark in about 6 weeks Her hus At one time the sewer system of Traffic lights have been installed band son and daughter will ac Columbus Nebr was privately PI V R nrl nl v n i company her she said Prison T Catholics in Attack on Czech Laws Prague JP Czechoslovakias Roman Catholic bishop declared Friday the communist government had turned the country into a suffering nation The bishops called upon Cath olic priests to share the suffering of these hardest times Particu larly the church leaders said priests should reject the wage in cretises offered to the clergy ung der the governments new laws controlling the church Government wage hikes should be rejected the bishops said in a secretlycirculated letter especial ly at this time when tens of thousands of our believers and other citizens are abducted from their homes and hundreds of thousands suffer in prisons and labor camps The bishops delivered the mes sage to the nations 7000 priests through the clandestine courier system set up after the suppres sion of the Catholic press The church and the government have acknowledged that some priests and laymen have been jailed for participating in this underground communication channel The bishops bitterly condemned 2 laws for control of the churches enacted last Friday by the com munist controlled Czechoslovak parliament The bishops said these laws were aimed at the total subjugation of the churches and the liquidation of the dominant Roman Catholic church American Is Arrested by Czechs Prague Czechoslovakia The Czechoslovak government Friday arrested an American em ploye of the U S embassy and gave an American diplomat 24 hours to leave the countryv They were charged with directing es pionage Samuel Meryn a clerk at the embassy was picked up by Czech police at 2 p m Isaac Patch an embassy attache was given one day to get out of Czechoslovakia Patch 37 is from Gloucester Mass The official Czech news agency said a note demanding Patchs ex pulsion was delivered to the U S embassy Friday afternoon by a Mrs Anderson will leave Wold representative of the foreign min Chamberlain field at Minneapolis istry It said Meryn was arrested soon after the note was delivered to daffaires The Americans were accused of owned CAR CRUSHED BY Edgar Sanders 74 father of UCLA Henry R Sanders was killed Thursday night when his car was ground beneath the wheels of a railway locomotive in Nashville Term AP Wlrephoto PROBE SMOG George Clayton left atmospheric pollution chief of the U S health service and Doctor H J Paulus U S engineer set up an air test ing machine Thursday They are seeking clues to what killed 20 persons during a smog in Donora Pa a year ago Although fog is absent at present an air inver sion similar to that of 1948 is reported Lawmakers Urge Spending Cut Instead of Tax Hike Washington Hill fired back at President Trumans talk of a tax increase Friday with counter pro posals to slash government spending instead Another popular suggestion on how to make the gov ernments ends meet was By tax adjustments and other incentives encourage a billowing industrial and business economy with sights set on a 000 national income That it is figured revenue would without support yield adequate hikes in tax federal state and local governments National income now is at the rate of about House Republican Leader Mar tin of Massachusetts issued a statement saying the president wants more taxes to put his so cialist schemes over on the Amer ican people Economy Shaky The American economy he declared is so shaky now that an increase in the tax burden might easily lead to a depression with millions out of jobs Mr Truman disclosed his 1950 tax objective at his news confer ence Thursday despite A that congress has ignored his call last January for a tax increase and B 1950 is election year Ail house members and one third of the senate will be out ask ing votes then from taxpayers Mr Truman told the newsmen that if anybody could tell him any way without tax increases to meet an estimated federal deficit in the current fis cal year then hed like to be told Chairman George DGa of the senate finance committee came up immediately with his counter proposal Counter Proposal I think the way to meet our deficit is 1 To redure spending and 2 Readjust our taxes so as to encourage greater production and inspire greater activity in all lines I have a strong conviction that we should encourage increased production until we achieve an an nual national income of some where in the neighborhood of The New York stock market dipped on the news of Mr Tru mans tax comments 3 U S Women Are Evacuated From Guatemala Flood Washington American Red Cross rescue team has eva cuated 3 U S women who were trapped in the flooded Lake Atit lan area of Guatemala The were identified as Mrs Mildred ButeJl Milwaukee Wis and Mrs Emma De Faria and Mrs Alice Fenell both of San Francisco They were flown to Guatemala City The Red Cross said 12 other Americans remain in the area Spongier Is Again Asked to Quit Post Marshalltown Young Republican League of Iowa has joined the state central committee of the republican party in asking for the resignation of Harrison Spangler Cedar Rapids as na tional committeeman for Iowa it was learned hereFriday Mrs Jane Randall Marshall town publicity director for the young republicans said the group has written Spangler saying We recognize the valuable services which you have rendered the re publican party nationally and on a state and local level in the past years and we sincerely appreciate the time and effort you have ex pended in its behalf However we unqualifiedly be lieve that the best interests of the republican party would be served by your resignation as national committeeman of the republican party of Iowa We feel that your public expressions are inconsistent with the thinking of the majority of the members of the republican party in Iowa In your present position your expressions and your stand make it difficult if not impossible to encourage young voters to support the republican party Following the central commit tees earlier request for his resig nation Spangler said he had no intention of quitting the job DIES AFTER COLLISION Cherokee Lund 26 Primghar farmer died in a hospi tal Thursday of injuries suffered Tuesday in a tractorcar collision A car rammed a tractor on the highway early in the morning shoving Lund between thev rear fender and a wheel Rescuers had to remove the fender to release him 10 to Serve 5 Years Pay One Gets Only 3 Year Term Because of Good War Record New York topranking American communist leaders Fri day were sentenced to prison for 5 years each for criminal conspir acy to teach overthrow of the U S government by force An llth was sentenced to 3 years Federal Judge Harold E Me dina imposed the sentences and fined each defendant addition Those sentenced to 5 years were Eugene Dennis 44 general secre tary of the communist party John B Williamson 46 labor secretary Jacob Stachel 49 educational di rector Gus Hall 39 Ohio state chairman John Gates 36 editor of the Daily Worker Henry Win ston 35 organizational secretary Carl Winter 43Michigan state chairman Benjamin J Davis Jr 46 New York City councilman Gilbert Green 43 Illinois chair man Irving Potash 46 member of the national committee 2 Are Negroes Winston and Davis are Negroes Robert Thompson 34 New York state chairman was sen tenced to 3 years and a fine Judge Medina took into con sideration Thompsons war rec ord The New Yorker won the distinguished service cross for service in the Pacific Despite a long argument by de fense counsel Judge Medina re fused to release the 11 on bail Defense counsel immediately an nounced a conviction appeal would be filed at once probably before the circuit court of appeals Friday Back to Jail Upon adjournment of court at p m the defendants were herded to the rear of the courtroom for transfer to the fed eral house of detention U S Attorney John F X Mc Gohey demanded a 10year sen tence for each defendant the maximum provided under the J940 Smith act But Medina refused on the ground that congress reduced the maximum to 5 years last Sep tember before the trial began but after the 11 communist leaders were indicted The University of Illinois college of agriculture is carrying on about 225 separate research projects SAME 1st MidWest Flight Is Due After being delayed 1J days by bad weatherthe inaugural flight of MidWest airlines neared Ma son City in midafternoon Friday The southbound plane left Min neapolis at 10 a m but was grounded at Owatonna because of low ceiling at Rochester It was before the plane left Roches ter for Austin Albert Lea and Mason City In Des Moines the airlines of fice said the northbound plane from Omaha was being held at Atlantic until the weather would permit completion of the leg to Des Moines The office said the plane from Minneapolis has been cleared as far as Ames and also will be held until the weather clears in Des Moines Shaw Confesses Hes Too Old for Dancing London Englands most famous Irishman George Bernard Shaw confessed Friday hes too old to dance aScottish reel Just let me atone the aging playwright wrote to the Clan Chattan association which invited him to aScottish dinner dance on Nov 11 Shaw a member of the associa tion sent the sponsors this post card in typical tart Shavian style Please note that I am in my 94th year and stop bothering nd mocking me with ridiculous invi tations to dance Scottish reels and the like Dine and dance as much as you like but let me alone G B S PLAN CHURCH ADDITION Des Moines Rev Fred erick J Weertz pastor of the St Johns Lutheran church announced plans Thursday for construction of a addition to the church WRONG STATION Lonr Beach Cal Rev Ralph M Grove complained Fri day that the newlyinstalled ear phones in his First Presbyterian church were giving hardofhear MJ VWV rnenrnt death IB put parishioners police calls in A k stead of his sermon ;