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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 22, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME Associated Picas United Press MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME COMM Octobe ION YCHEST November 2 Five Cents a Copy Community Chest Drive Kickoff Slated Monday MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 22 1949 Kansas City Man to Talk at Meeting Monday evening at for the Kickoff and opening of the 194950 Community Chest campaign for support of 7 health Welfare and group work agencies in Mason City and the USO Attending this meeting will be the division chairmen and the captains and lieutenants of the 9 business divisions and the ward precinct and zone chairmen of the womens division which canvasses the residential areas H Roe Bartle of Kansas City be the speaker of the evening Mr Bartle has long been active in the interests of Community Chests Before the organization of a Chest in Kansas City he suc cessfully conducted the finance campaigns for 15 years of the Boy Scouts Girl Scouts and the Camp Fire Girls Mr Bartle was campaign chairman for the 1948 49 Kansas City Community Chest and is continuing in that capacity this year For the past 18 years he has been scout chief of the Boy Scouts of Kansas City giving leadership to 26000 boys He has always been Interested in programs for youth and has worked closely with the Juvenile courts in Kansas City In Constant Demand Mr Bartle is in constant de mand as a public speaker It was because of his deep interest in the success of all Community Chests that he c o n s e n ted to come to Mason Cityto talk to the men and women who are to give so free ly of their time and efforts in this 27th annual campaign Rob Roy Cerneyis the chairman and George Mendon cochairman of the 194950 Chest campaign Each has come up through the ranks of campaign workers and knows the organization well Theirs isthe job of directing and1 coordinating the efforts of some thousand men and women who take part in the various phases of the campaign Three committees have been at work for a month on the advance solicitations The gen eral solicitations will bring the campaign to a close on Nov 2 The goal for the campaign is which is a 5 increase over the 194849 quota It has been allotted to the participating agencies as follows Boy Scouts 9250 Girl Scouts 7500 Family Service Inc 10000 Public Health Nurses 9000 Salvation Army t500 Y M C A 15500 Y W C A 15500 U S 0 2149 The report meetings which fol low the kickoff will be held at the Y W C A on Wednesday Oct 26 Monday Oct 31 and Wednesday Nov 2 They will not come on consecutive nights as in previous years Campaign leaders believe this schedule will allow for more time for the solicitations and involve less inconvenience to campaign workers Combination Sensible In these days when everyone Is so busy it is only sensible to combine as many worthy appeals for funds in one campaign as pos sible said Chairman Cerney If it were not for the Chest these 8 participating agencies would be competing with each other for our time and efforts as well as money In conducting 8 separate cam paigns It is not only cheaper to bring all these agencies together in one annual appeal but there in less annoyance to the con tributor and solicitor alike Our goal of is just as realistic as 40 of your friends and neighbors could make it after spending hundreds of manhours In the preparation and study of the agency budgets 2100 services to boys and girls and the men and women of Mason City are being given daily by these agen cies The cost of everything our agencies buy remains at a high level and with the increased number of people being helped the budget committee felt that this 194950 goal was the mini mum under which they could carry on without imparing or cur tailing their services HEADS TEACHER GROUP J Steffey proprietor and manager of the Midland Schools Teachers agency has been named president of the National Association of Teachers agencies this week Steffey is a graduate of Northwestern andhas masters degree versity of Iowa from the Uni H ROE BARTLE To Address Chest Solicitors PROCLAMATION WHEREAS in order that Mason City may do its duty to those citizens who are unfortunate and to all its citizenry in maintaining the high standards of this community NOW THEREFORE 1 H E Bruce Mayor of the City of Mason City do hereby proclaim that the period of October to November 2 shall be known as Red Feather Days take this action in the interest of promoting the Mason City Community Chest Campaign which is vital and rUR ONE ONE FOR ALL AND ALL Sept 1 949 WHEREUNTO I have set my hand this 9th day of H E BRUCE Mayor City of Mason City Iowa U S Plans Denial of Spy Charges on 5 Americans Washington United States Saturday planned a blistering denial of Czechoslovak charges that 5 Americans ran a spy ring from the United States embassy in Prague The United States also was expected to demand the im mediate release of one of accused men Samuel Meryn of New York who was ar rested by czech police A long Czech note to the United States said Meryn 3 other Amer ican men and Louise Schaffner ot Lancaster unusually ganized Pa described as attractive spy network or that reached far across Czechoslovakia The note said Czech members of the ring were equipped with radios presumably to relay re ports from distant parts of Czechoslovakia which contains the largest known uranium de posits in the communist world American officials scoffing at the charges linked the latest cry of spy with a growing purge of Czech and Polish government officials Reliable information reaching here indicated that be tween 12 and 15 employes of the Polish foreign office and eco nomic ministry in Warsaw have suffered sharp demotions or have disappeared These purges comparatively mild so far and the spy charges against the Americans were in terpreted here as part of a drive to widen the breach between the west and the peoples behind the iron curtain The Czech note however re portedly went into considerable detail about how the alleged American spy ring worked It said 4 former Czech cabinet mem bers were involved In addition to Miss Schaffner and Meryn the other Americans involved were Walter Birge St Louis Isaac Patch Gloucester Mass and Spencer L Taggart All except Taggart were regular embassy employes Policeman Dies of Gunshot Wounds Keokuk Ufi Patrolman Nor man Juhl 28 shot while investi gating a reported breakin here Oct 14 died early Saturday Juhl was wounded when he checked a report that someone was breaking into a Keokuk garage in the early morning hours He told Police Chief Louis Atkins that a man he spotted behind a tree opened fire when he ordered him to come out Juhls assailant has not yet been found Fort Dodge Youth Held for Beating Fort Dodge 19 year old youth has admitted administering a brutal beating Thursday night to an 18 year old girl who resisted his advances according to Police Chief Walter Berg The youth Maurice Edwin Nick less told police he accosted the girl as she was returning from a movie and became angry when she resisted him He said he did not remember how many times he struck her Formal charges against Nickless await positive identification by his victim both of whose eyes were closed by the beating Berg said She is a patient at Lutheran hos pital here Onefourth of all the worlds snow geese winter at Pea Island Refuge in North Carolina Continue to Try to End Steel Strike Order Slash in Coal Burning Passenger Train Operations Washington govern ment grimly pushed its efforts Saturday to break a deadlock in the nationwide steel strike as an equally bleak coal situation brought a slash in coalburning passenger train service President Trumans advisers said he is counting on a steel set tlement to spark an agreement which might lead in turn to the end of the monthold coal walk out Toward that end Federal Media tor Cyrus Ching bore down in his 3day campaign to talk officials of the U S Steel Corp into some settlement with the CIO steel workers on their pension and in surance demands Ching was meet ing with the steel company of ficials in New York Walk Out At White Sulphur Springs W Va northern and western soft coal operators walked out of nego tiations with John L Lewis United Mine Workers saying that to re main would be to fool the pub 1 lie As coal dwindled the interstate rnerce commission ordered stocks above ground com a 25 per cent cut in passenger trains pulled by coalburning locomo tives effective next Tuesday The order applied to lines with less than a 25day supply of coal on hand The Association of Ameri can Railroads estimates that on Oct 1 onethird of the nations railroads had less than a 30day supply available Cites Emergency An emergency exists requiring immediate action in all sections of the country the ICC said Re serve stocks of railroad locomotive coal have reached a dangerously low level and are further decreas ing It told the railroads to trim coalburning passenger mileage by a quarter of the October 1 figure and hold it there for 2 months The only signs of any break in the coal dispute came from Blue field W Va where southern op erators reported progress toward meeting Lewis pension demands and scheduled another meeting for next Tuesday MASON CITY AFFECTED BY TRAIN SLASH ORDER The Chicago Milwaukee rail road hard hit by the government order limiting coalburning pas senger service has announced it will cancel 12 trains most of them on Oct 25 In Mason City the order affects the 2 trains carrying the bulk of passenger traffic here No 3 known as the Marquette arriving in Mason City from Chicago at a m and No 118 leaving here for Chicago at a m These 2 are the only trains af fected in Mason City Supt R C Dodds said Saturday No 118 will not leave here Tuesday noon and No 3 will not arrive here Wed nesday morning Supt Dodds said UANCHER TO INDIA Iowa City Virgil M Handier of the University of Iowa will attend a conference on IndianAmerican affairs in New Delhi India Dec 1222 He will be a delegate of the Association of American Universities The con ference is sponsored by the Ameri can Institute of Pacific Relations in cooperation with the Council of World Affairs Indian Paper Consists ot Two One No 12 Prisoners Killed in 5Man Jailbreak Predict Bad Effects From Defense Row Washington said Saturday their public investi gation of the unification row is bound to have some immediate bad effects upon the efficiency of the defense department But they said the hearings of the house armed services com mittee have helped to clear the atmosphere and in the long run would lead to cheaper strength Committee Chairman Carl Vin sori closed the inquiry Fiday until January At that Vinson said We will try to reach a de cision on what course of action we think is important During the sessions topranking navy officers accused Defense Secretary Louis Johnson and his air force and army subordinates of trying to sabotage the navys role in national defense They said that unification has proved a failure Johnson and his associates de nied the charge Air force and army generals testified in effect that the navy men wanted to wreck the unification law because they couldnt get their own way Stacyville Boy Hit by Car 3 Weeks Ago in Critical Condition Faas 6 son of Mr and Mfs Ben Faas who was struck by an automobile in a Stacyville street 3 weeks ago has been returned to Mercy hospital Mason City from a university hospital at Iowa City where he was taken several days ago He has been unconscious since the ac cident and is listed as in critical condition Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cool Satur day night Low Saturday night 30 to 35 Sunday increasing cloudiness High temperatures Sunday 40 to 45 Iowa Increasing cloudiness Sat urday night and Sunday Slight ly warmer Sunday Low Satur day night 3540 Minnesota Mostly cloudy and continued cold Saturday night and Sunday with light rain or snow north portion Saturday night Strong southerly winds Low Saturday night 28 to 32 High Sunday 35 to 40 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a in Saturday Maximum Minimum At 8 a in Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Miinimum 45 30 36 01 See New Tensions Formed by Indictment of Amtorg Washington of Russias famed Am torg Trading corporation and its top officers as unregis tered foreign agents appears certain to set off new tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union The indictment was returned by a federal grand jury accordance with The maximum here and announced by torney General McGrath late Friday It charged the cor poration and 6 officers with fail ure to register as agents of a for eign power in American law penalty is a fine and 5 years imprisonment Washington officials promptly began speculating on soviet re prisals The Russian embassy was reported to have lodged a forma protest with the state department and a Moscow propaganda blast denouncing the indictment was expected almost immediately Shortly after McGrath made his announcement 5 of the Russians were arrested in New York and taken before a U S commissioner who held them under bail each pending a hearing Wednes day on removal to Washington The 6th Amtorg vice president of the in Russia Those taken into custody were the firms president a vice president the treasurer the sec retary and a former assistant treasurer now doing other work Attorney Isadore Needleman appearing for the Russians told the commissioner there is no question the men will be on hand for the Wednesday hearing But Government Attorney Edward E Richey argued successfully that I prefer bail to the counsels word McGrath said in his announce ment that since Oct 1 1946 Am torg had collected information for and reported information to Russia and had otherwise acted al the orders of the Russian govern ment In the past 3 years he asserted Amtorg was told repeatedly to register under the foreign agents registration act The state depart ment said it had sent a note to the soviet embassy only 6 weeks ago officially calling attention to Am torgs failure to register Amtorg is an American cor poration chartered by New York state with headquarters in New York City It was initially or ganized in 1924 10 years before the United States established diplomatic relations with com munist Russia During that time it was the only formal contact oragnization with Russia in this country SAME Black flit means traffic death In pail SHRINERS BOUND FOR MASON is a part of the group of Shrinera from the Cedar Rapids area who departed Saturday to take part in a huge parade through i i AP Wirephoto Mason City Saturday afternoon and a ceremonial at the Roosevelt ficldhouse Saturday night Several hundred Shriners are in the caravan ANSON MARSTON Former ISC Dean Killed in Accident Tama Marston 85 Ames dean emeritus of the Iowa State college engineering division was killed Friday when the car in which he was riding skidded off highway 30 in heavy rain Authorities said the car driven by Marstons brother Walter 70 went out of control as it rounded a curve and plunged into a ditch The dean thrown clear of the car died of a crushed chest en route to a Tama clinic Walter Marston was not injured Marston joined the Iowa State faculty in 1892 He became dean of the engineering division in 1904 serving until 1932 when he became senior dean He had been dean emeritus since 1837 He had re mained on the Ames campus as a teacher He was a past president of the American Society of Civil Engi neering former president of the Land Grant College and Universi ties Engineering association and former president of the American Society for Engineering Educa tion He had served on the sanitary district of Chicago board of re view and the Mississippi river engineering board of review He was a member of the InterOceanic Canal board from 1929 to 1932 Funeral arrangements were in complete Dean Marston who for many years spent his summers at Clear Lake was the brother of the late Dr C L Marston of Mason City Nieces of Mr Marston include Mrs Volney Hansen and Mrs Rog er Kirk of Mason City Mrs Otto Schlaubaum of Rock Falls and Mrs A J Fetney Sr of Rock ford 111 5 Killed in Iowa Traffic Accidents BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Five persons including Anson Marston deanemeritus of engi neering of Iowa State college were injured fatally in traffic accidents in Iowa Friday Cliffton E Myers 79 of Rad cliffe died at Mercy hospital in Cedar Rapids after a car and pick up truck collided on Highway 149 at the south edge of Fairfax A Creston man William Hixen aaugh 21 was killed and Eva Al lison 18 of Creeton and Des Moines was seriously injured when the car in which they were riding went off the road at the junction of U S Highway 169 and 34 south of Lorimoi Mrs Helen White 73 of Daven Dort died in a hospital there early Saturday of injuries suffered in a collision Friday night Joe Yoch 30 of Mallard was cilled and Mervin Her about 32 of near Mallard was critically njured as they were returning rom duck hunting Their car struck a culvert west of Emmets urg on Highway IB and over turned k Crippled Watchman Shoots One Pair Captured in Phoenix Courthouse 5th Makes Escape Phoenix Ariz Ari zona desperadoes smashed out ot the Midtown 5thfloor county jail early Saturday and 2 fell dead under a blast of gunfire before they could get out of the court house At least one of the prisoners was killed by a crippled night watch man whom they had disturbed reading in a ground floor record room The watchman Tom Stowe may have shot the 2nd but so many sheriffs deputies were firing by that time thrt no one could be sure who hit him Two of the jailbreakers wera captured on a stairway between the 2nd and 3rd floors The 5th Jack L Tatum 26 crawled out of a courtroom window and got away Shot in Mouth A deputy sheriff was shot in the mouth by one of the prisoners Killed were 2 Arizona prison pals who were charged with mur der not long after release from the penitentiary They were Ed ward Corcoran 33 and Edward McEwen 32 Both were awaiting trial The search for Tatum turned downtown Phoenix into a furor in the early morning hours Sheriffs deputies roped off the courthouse grounds to keep several hundred spectators out of the range of possible gunfire Fire trucks splashed their searchlights over the building and shadowy grounds Road blocks were thrown up throughout the city The prisoners staged their break about a m a m CST W A Millett jailer said Tatum asked him for aspirin When he opened their cell door the prisoners jumped him Pick Up Pistol Leaving Millett locked in the cell the prisoners picked up an automatic pistol in the jail office and entered an elevator They got out on the 2nd Door and broke a glass door Corcoran McEwen and Tatum started down the stalls to the ground floor Stowe who had heard the breaking glass came out of the record room to investigate I started up the stairs and 3 of them jumped me he said One had a gun and hit me on the head I shot one Then I saw one of them on the steps I shot him FATHER OF TATUM SAYS HES SURPRISED AT BREAK Minden Nev The father of Jack Tatum desperado who es caped captivity in Phoenix Ariz Saturday sat in his jail cell here and said he was amazed that his son had broken loose I dont see how he ever got out of that jail said Sam Tatum 47 of the Arizona fugitive We cased it before and its a rough proposition I was in it before and I know When he first was told that Jack had broken loose he said well I II be damned The Tatums father sons Frank and Jack and a sister came orig inally from Oklahoma The father faces a burglary charge Told that his son had escaped police bullets Tatum said its a wonder they didnt get Jack too CONVICT WANTED ON SIBLEY ROBBERY COUNT i One of the 2 men killed in the attempted jail break at Phoenix Ariz was wanted here m connection with a 1947 robbery Police said Edward Corcoran was wanted in connection with the robbery of the Sibley Gazette and Tribune on Dec 13 1947 DIES AFTER COLLISION Cherokee Lund 26 Pnmghar 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 the rear fender and a wheel Rescuers had to remove the fender to release him Iowa Northwestern 1 2 3 mm a 4 FINAL Michigan Minnesota 4 FINAL Iowa State Missouri 4 FINAL 4 FINAL TO RIFLE GROUP POST Denver Harry Linn Iowa state secretary of agriculture FrK vice President of Rifle association FINAL i the Columbia 1 2 3 ID HI ED ;