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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 26, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETT THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS E VOL LVI jAssoclated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires HOME COM Octob ION Y CHEST November 2 Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26 1949 TwinEngine Plane Crash Fatal to 4 Port Deposit Md Govern ment investigators examined the wreckage of a twinengine private plane Wednesday in an effort to determine the cause of a crash that brought death to a prominent race track executive and 3 com panions Among the victims was Henry L Straus millionaire president of Tropical Park race track in Flor ida and of the American Totalisa tor Co Inc of Baltimore This company operates the totalizers and parimutuel machines at a11 race tracks Others killed in the crash were Arthur J Johnson of Ruxton Md general manager of the Straus firm Raymond Osborne of Lake Worth Fla pilot of the Beech craft plane and W H Maier also of Lake Worth the copilot The plane crashed during a light rain in a wooded section about a mile from the spot where an East ern Air Lines DC4 plummeted to earth on Memorial day 1947 killing 53 persons State police said they have no idea what caused the latest mis hap Investigators of the civil aeronautics board took over the inquiry Marshall Fields Grandson Dies in Fall From Window London The honorable Peter Beatty son of a famed ad miral and grandson of Chicago Merchant Prince Marshall Field Sr plunged to his death Wednes day from a 6th floor window in the fashionable Ritz hotel He had just been told he was going totally blind The 39yearold race horse own er fell to the ground at the rear of the Ritz which is in Picca dilly in the center of London Beatty a handsome wealthy aristocrat and friend of Aly Khan and Rita Hayworth was born with a serious eye affliction He spent thousands of dollars for operations both here and in America Re cently a specialist told him his dim sight was failing and he must face the fact it soon would be gone entirely Northwood Farmer to Be Honored as ISTC Dad of Day Cedar Falls Northwood farmer who has had 6 children at Iowa State Teachers college in the last 20 years has been named Dad of the Day for the schools annual Dads day Saturday Iver Bidne Sr who operates a 320acre farm near Northwood will be honored along with other college dads this week end The youngest members of the Bidne family are seniors at the school They are Bernard and Bertrum twins Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clear Wednesday night Low Wednesday night near 34 Partly cloudy Thursday High Thursday near 55 Iowa Fair Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy and warmer Low Wednesday night 28 to 32 Minnesota Fair Wednesday night warmer west portion Partly cloudy and warmer Thursday Low Wednesday night 20 to 25 north 24 to 28 south High Thursday 50 to 58 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum 46 Minimum 22 At 8 a m 31 YEAH AGO Maximum 71 Minimum 39 FIGHT DORMITORY BLAZEFiremen born blaze tor 3 hours Tuesday at Ann Emery hall a dormi tory that housed 239 girls at the University of Wisconsin in Madison All were evacuated safely Acheson Says Czechs Spy Charges Are Trumped Up w APSecretary of State Acheson said Wednesday spy charges brought by Czechoslovakias com I T rf TV i J i r i munist government against U S embassy Prague are obviously trumped up employes in He announced however that the United Stats had ac ceded to the request to with draw 2 accused American dip lomats from their assignments in Prague He said that the embas sy is attempting to see a 3rd American representative w h o lacked diplomatic status and who was imprisoned Friday by the Czech government on spy charges The 2 regular diplomats whose recall the Czechs demanded on Dearborn Is Named Safety Council Head H Dearborn has 24hour notice are John G Heyn been reelected president of the assistant attache in the political National Safety council He will department and Isaac Patch the continue his work as administru political attache The man thrown five head of the staff in addition into prison is Samuel Meryn em to his duties as president bassy clerk who has beenheld incommunicado since Friday Acheson disclosed that the state VLAUU OLHIC v 11 ij J I I JlCW iUlZV UIJlVGlSllv department is preparing what he where lie was dean of the school called a communication evi of general education and director dently a strong note of protest jyi itiv u in v cj 01 tjf n t t111 tr I 1 Ur to be delivered to the Czech gov safety education He was elected ernment but he said that no pro test had been made yet This governments efforts he said have been directed toward getting an embassy representative into prison to see Meryn Reports Tito Has American Girl Friend Moscow literary Ga zette reported Wednesday that Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia is showering diamonds and other fa vors on an American woman friend a spy and singer named Zinka Coonts The Gazette a magazine de voted largely to foreign affairs published a 3column profile of Tito Datelined Belgrade and written by W Stoyanovic it was the most vitriolic personal de nunciation yet published here about Tito The Yugoslav premier was de picted as one of historys blood iest despots vainglorious corrupt lecherous physically resembling Herman Goering and ideologically closest to Adolf Hitler and Win ston Churchill The 3column article said 5 000 detectives line the streets of Belgrade when Tito rides through them in an armored car accom panied by the American female spy and singer Zinka Coonts According to Stoyanovic she travels with him bedecked in di amonds he gave her rivaling Tito himself in spendthriftness Apartment House Ripped by Gas Blast Dallas Tex explosion that blasted an apartment build ing into rubble injuring 14 resi dents apparently was caused by an accumulation of leaking gas witnesses said Wednesday Authorities said t was a miracle that none of the victims was hurt seriously as the roof tumbled down upon them Tuesday night Eight of the injured were chil nren but only one Michael Staton 4 was in serious condition with a head injury Most of the victims were expected to be released from Parkland hospital Wednesday cause of the blast Lee Shannon aresident of the Tuesday f w WX Ll 4farmly apartment unit at the Mr Dearborn came to the coun cil as executive vicepresident in 1942 from New York university of the universitys center for president of the council in 1944 James Tanham vicepresident for industrial and public relations of the Texas company New York City was reelected chairman of the board of directors for the 2nd successive year Guy L Noble managing director of the National Committee on Boys and Girls Club Work Chicago was reelected vicechairman W Earl Hall GlobeGazette ed itor was named a member of the board of directors Dies During Celebration of Golden Wedding Davenport Annita A Wohnrade 74 of Davenport who with her husband Henry ob served their golden wedding anni versary Tuesday died during the open house observances Death was attributed to a heart disease She had been under a physicians care the last several years Hormel Furnishing Compound E Elements Austin Minn E the painfully scarce wonder drug used to treat arthritis is being produced at Rochester from materials furnished by the Geo A Hormel company it was re ported Wednesday Laurence A Murphy head of the meat packing firms research division said Hormel is supply ing enough of the base material to make about 2 ounces of com pound E monthly He said the Hormel process derives desoxy cholic acid from the bile of cat tle at the rate of 15 pounds monthly I understand from Dr Edward the acid is about one per cent Mur phy said Kendall at Rochester that yield of compound E from Failure of Atom Talks Announced West Says Russia Puts Own Interests Above World Security Lake Success United States and 4 other powers de clared Wednesday secret atomic talks have fmled because the Rus sians put national interests above world security This report crime from the U S Franco Britain China and Canada It was released along with a formal report of closed door conferences they held with the Soviet Union in seeking to end the castwest deadlock The report said that the gov ernment of the U S S R puts its sovereignty first and is unwill ing to accept measures which may impinge or interfere with its rigid exercise of unimpeded state sov ereignty It added If this fundamental difference could be overcome other differ ences which have hitherto ap peared unsurmountable could be seen in true perspective and reas onable ground might be found for their adjustment The Russians refused in the closed meetings to talk about dis closures of atomic explosions in the Soviet Union The United States time and again reaffirmed its position favoring the majority plan for atomic control as ap proved by the U N assembly last Nov 4 in Paris The Soviet Union the atomic explosion was an nounced last month that the United States ought to have some new proposals but this produced no change The net result The east and west deadlock stands unchanged but the 6 powers known as the sponsoring powers because they helped create the U N atomic energy commission will continue the talks in November The state ment of the 5 powers and the U N records of the meetings will be taken up by the special political I committee of the U N assembly perhaps early next week This Paper Consists ot Two One No 14 Trum New an Approves oor Ask Denham Be Removed From NLRB Cleveland CIO Wed nesday asked for the removal of Robert N Denham as general counsel of the national labor re lations board CIO President Philip Murray asked President Truman to oust the chief enforcement officer for the NLRB because he said Den ham had overstepped permiss ible bounds of discretion in ad tering his office He has utilized his vast pow ers to aid employers bent on de stroying free trade unions Mur ray said in a statement in advance of the CIOs llth annual conven tion Questioned on Train Holdup Frank L Loudermilk Fort Worth was being questioned at the Mason City police station Wednesday by police and railroad detectives in connection with an alleged stabbing and robbery on a southbound Rock Island train in Minnesota Loudermilk was arrested by Mason City police at a m Wednesday when the train reached Mason City after rail officials had made the request Also brought to the station were Barney L Buchanan Wichita Kans and Albert Z Smith 2004 S Federal Mason City Smith told police he gave Loud ermilk a drink on the train and that Loudermilk pulled a knife on him cutting his right arm and chest Buchanan said pulled a knife on Loudermilk him in the lunchroom and took four bills and that he reported the loss to 2 men he believed were rail de tectives Police found three bills in Loudermilks underclothes when he was arrested He told them he has served time in Oklahoma for robbery and jail delivery Chief of Police Harold E Wolfe said Food Index Takes Sharpest Rise in More Than 2 Years New York the sharpest rise in more than 2 years the Dun Bradstreet wholesale food price index this week climbed to from the previous week It was still 116 per cent below the yenrago level of however The index represents the total cost at wholesale of a pound each of 31 foods in general use The Great Smoky Mountains National Park lying on the North CarolinaTennessee border has been the most popular national park in America since 1940 Testimony in Case Is Completed Waterloo in the murder trial of Edward J Beck with ended Wednesday as a 2nd psychiatrist testified that he killed and mutilated a tavernkeepers wife from passion and anger and not because he was of unsound mind The district court trial was re cessed until 2 p m when clos ing arguments were slated to start after the state called Dr Andrew H Woods 78 professor emeritus in psychiatry at the University of Iowa and the defense recalled Beckwith for brief testimony Woods said he and Dr Wilbur Miller Iowa City psychiatrist ex amined the 29yearold Morrison factory worker 2 weeks after the mutilated body of Mrs Irma Jean Stahlhut 22 was found in the cooler of her husbands tavern at Morrison early June 23 He corroborated Millers testi mony of Tuesday that Beckwith was sane on June 22 and knew what he was doing He wasnt drunk enough in the cooler to blame his acts on intoxi cation because he remembered too clearly the events of that night Woods said He lost his head and from passion and anger he stabbed and mutilated Mrs Stahlhut and not because he was of unsound mind Woods said that for a long time Beckwith felt a strong sexual at tachment to Mrs Stahlhut He said that although Beckwith was a little subnormal as to in telligence a timid person lacking self confidence and irresolute there was still no evidence vhatso ever of any insanity Many Northwood Homes Serve Cold Lunches Gas Off Northwood Many Northwood housewives served cold lunches Wednesday noon Trouble at the regular station of the Northern Natural Gas company cut off the gas supply at 8 a m and it re mained off until approximately 2 p in The Peoples Gas and Efec tric company which acts as dis tributor had a crew of men work ing through the afternoon to re light gas furnaces and water heat ing equipment so that husbands would be sure of hot water to clean up for the normal evening meal ANNOUNCE DIVIDEND Moline III yearend common stock dividend has been announced by Deere Co farm equipment manufacturers It will amout to per share payable Dec 1 to stockholders of record Nov 10 Also a regular quarterly dividend of 35 cents a share was announced on the preferred stock Bill ANIMATED CONVERSATION Mrs Reseda 39yearold redhaired Chicago widow holds an animated conversation with Prosecutor James A Brown outside criminal court in Chicago Tuesday Mrs Corrigan told the court in testimony how Sigmund Sam Engel brought love European fashion into her life at a cost of Engel 73 who is on trial on a charge of operat ing a confidence game allegedly bilked Mrs Corrigan out of the money Yugoslavia Okays Allen as Ambassador From U S Belgrade Yugoslavia goslavia has approved Assistant Secretary of State George V Al len as the new United States am bassador it was disclosed Wednes day Allens appointment was an nounced a few hours after Russia demanded the recall of Yugoslav Ambassador Karlo Mrazovic from Moscow on charges he spied against the Soviet Union Observers believed Mrazovics expulsion was a step leading to ward an eventual break in dip lomatic relations between Rus sia and Marshal Titos govern ment The Russian action made no im pression here Mrazovic has been in Belgrade 6 months and the Russians have had no ambassador to Yugoslavia for 4 months But Allens appointment to re place Ambassador Cavendish Can non retiring because of ill health was regarded as a pledge of support by the western powers should Titos dispute with the kremlin go to the United Nations security council It was recalled that Allen was American ambassador to Iran dur ing the crisis in the security coun cil created by Russias delay in evacuating the northern province of Azerbaijan The name of Allen whose ap pointment had not yet been of ficially announced by Washington was late submitted last week to the Yugoslavs IN PICKER MISHAP Ladora fi Harry Stephans suffered a compound fracture of the right leg and had his clothes ripped off in a corn picker acci dent Tuesday The accident oc curred at the Ervin Whitlock farm near Ladora More Than 100 Mounds in Iowa National Monument DCS Moines first national monument consists of 1000 acres of Blufflands in Ala mnkee and Clatyon counties con taining more than 100 Indian mounds The area was established as the The fire department began an Tne area vvas established as the investigation to determine the EffiKY Mounds National Monu failSA nf Klnrf mpnt Hv rirociHAntial amn t i ment by presidential proclamation Secretary of Interior J A Krug XIHH7 opaiuncut Uml at ino ucvicicii jr ui jiiLtiiui tj rvi ug Cedar Springs federal housing previously had accepted the land project in North Dallas said he donated to the federal govern and his wife were preparing to ment by Gov William S Beards retire when the explosion occurred ley for inclusion in the national i I A O A about p m park system The 1941 Iowa legislature had I my green plants called algae authorized the state conservation grow on the fur of the sloth a commission to spend approxi utviiif LU il JJVI iU tl JJJI U A bouth American animnl that lives mately 25000 for the mound area in trees These plants provide and purchase was completed in camouflage for the slotU 1044 The tract is at the mouth of the Yellow river north of Marquette and includes some rough heavily timbered land The mounds for which the na tional monument was named The Effigy Mounds were de signed to represent birds or ani mals The principal patterns are of giant bears or flying birds Most of the mounds in the Yel low river area never have been opened but on the basis of those explored it is believed that all were Indian burial places Some of Jie effigy mounds are more than 140 feet long 60 feet wide and 4 to G feet high For some reason Ihc effigy mounds shaped like animals nearly always were constructed to represent Ihc animals lying on their right sides and in most instances the heads pointed downstream Some of the mounds are circu lar like enlarged gopher hills and are as much as 9 feet above the surface The linear mounds usual ly are about 6 feet high and 20 feet wide Some are more than 200 feet long All are grasscov ered Two types of burials have been discovered In one the entire body or bodies were placed on the sur face or a few inches below and the earth then was heaped over them In others it is believed the bones were collected after disinte gration of the flesh and trans ported to the mound site for burial Multiple burials were common The most important relics found in the mounds opened were re mains of burial pottery such as vases Few arrowheads axes and pipes have been found the mounds Although it is believed the effigy mound culture flourished from about 700 to 1300 A D some arch aeologists believe the oldest mounds may have been built be fore Christ Director Newton B Drury of the national park service the fed eral agency that will administer live monument says that none of the other areas in the national park system contain the unusual type of Indian mound found in the upper Mississippi valley GEORGE V ALLEN Try to Keep Minors Out of Taverns DCS Moines cooperative effort to keep minors out of tav erns has been undertaken by the Hawkeye National Beverage asso ciation Inc of Iowa it was an nounced Wednesday The association membership is composed of several thousand tavern owners in Iowa Tavern men throughout Iowa and their association are vitally concerned over law enforcement and whipping the minor problem in taverns has long been one of our foremost objectives Associ ation President Earl R Brill said He added With added effort and im petus in mind the association is furnishing sworn statement of age blanks to its members for the pur pose of further counteracting at tempts by minors to buy beer in taverns The blanks provide for sworn statements by those whose ages are questioned when they attempt to buy beer Printed on the blank is the section of Iowa law which says it is unlawful for any minor to buy or attempt to buy beer and sets out the penalty HEADS MUSIC TEACHERS DCS Moines Starch on the music faculty at the Uni versity of Iowa was elected pres ident of the Iowa Music Teachers association here Tuesday Paul Ray of Coc college was elected vice president To Become Effective in 90 Days Boosts Minimum Wage From 40 to 75 Cents an Hour Washington Tru man Wednesday signed legisla tion boosting the minimum wage from 40 cents an hour to 75 cents The new pay floor for workers in interstate commerce becomes effective in 90 days Congress members have estimated the 35 centsanhour increase in the min imum rate will hike the pay of up to 1500000 workers now get ting less than 75 cnts an hour They figure the increase will raise the wage bill of employers around a year The enactment of the fair labor standards amendments of 1949 is a major victory in our fight to promote the general wel fare of the people of the United States the president said In addition to the undertermined number of workers excluded from coverage of the law the new measure specifically exempts Paper Employes 1 Employes on small papers including dailies with a circulation of 4000 copies or less in the county of publication and adjoining counties The circulation figure at present is 3000 copies all in the county of publication 2 Newsboys who deliver papers to the reader 3 Sawmill and logging operators in the woods Processing and other inside operations are not exempt 4 Small Western Union agencies doing lessthan amonthworth of business Phone Operators 5 Telephone opera tors in exchanges with less than 750 stations 6 Employes of taxicab opera tors 7 Retail establishments which manufacture the goods they sell provided A employes of such concerns work on the same prem ises as the retail establishment and B not more than 15 per cent of the goods sold by the com pany moved in interstate com merce 8 Retail or service establish ments generally if over 50 per cent of the annual dollar volume of sales is made within the state Laundries Exempt 9 Laundries and other places which clean and repair clothing or fabrics provided Over 50 per cent of the annual dollar volume of sales is derived from sales with in the state and 75 per cent of such volume is derived from sales to customers who are not in the mining transportation manufac turing or communications business 10 Employes engaged in the first processing of buttermilk 11 Employes of carriers by air who are not subject to the provi sions of the railway retirement act 12 Irrigation workers on non profit projects used exclusively for the supplying and storing of water for agricultural purposes Woman Killed in 2Car Collision Sioux Rapids wife of a wellknown retired Sioux Rap ids hardware merchant was killed in a 2car collision at an inter section southwest of here Tues day Dead was Mrs Soren N Klad strup 63 Injured in the accident were her 70yearold husband and A R Green Minneapolis driver of the other car The accident happened on a graveled section of highway 3 about 13 miles from Sioux Rap ids NAME RHODES CANDIDATES Iowa City students to represent the University of Iowa in state competition for Rhodes scholarships have been named They are William Eads Ida Grove Myron J Lunine Reading Pa and William C Wal ter Council Bluffs SAME Black fUf weans trattl ttHh la H boiu ;