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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 30, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS pmtrt mi LHWI wire qiv centi m CopyMASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 301847 au im Thli fipa Condrt of Twa SectionSection On No IS REVEAL RED TRY AT ATOM SECRETS READIER WINS SUPPORT VOTE BY 20 BALLOTS Premier Under Fire by Communists and Backers of General DeGaulIe Paris Premier Paul Ramadiers middleofthe road cabinet won a vote of confi dence by 20 votes Thursday night rifter 2 days of oratorical attacks from the communist left and De Gaullists of the right The official vote of the national assembly WM JtO in favor 280 against IS attentions and 20 ab sences Socialists popular republicans and most radicalsocialists sup ported the spadebearded premier Communists rightists and some radicals opposed him Ramadier had been under fire from both communists and fol lowers of Gen Charles De Gaulle Both groups have beea removed from his cabinet He told the assembly before the vote that France must choose be tween being a nation of French men or becoming an American or a Russian camp He was summing up after a Zengthy debate on a vote of con fidence he had asked in view of De Gaulles demand for dissolution of the legislature and new elec tions A sharp swing to De Gaulle marked the recent municipal elec tions This assembly has a choice to make the bearded old premier asserted Will France be divided into an American or a Russian camp or will we be able to be Frenchmen andcollaborate among ourselves The government will defend itself against lies and attacks We will defend republican institutions We are opposed to any form of dictatorship The governments choice is in favor of France in fa vor of the What is SEEK SLAYER OF CHICAGO BOY 7 Believe Youth Killed by Sex Criminal Chicago rounded up all known sex offense suspects Thursday as they intensified their search for the slayer of Lonnie Fellick 7 whose beaten body was found in a forest preserve 11 days after he disappeared from home States Attorney William J Tuohy directing the investigation said he believed the boy whowas last seen alive Oct 18 in a park near bis northwest side home was slain by a sex criminal Coroner A L Brodie said Lon nie died of blows that fractured his skull behind the left ear and caused a hemmorhage in his left chest His right temple also had been injured A mailman walking through the forest preserve in suburban River Forest several miles from the Fellick home dis covered the boys body Wednes day Police found a 30pound piece of concrete pavement near the boys body and investigators said it probably was the death weapon They said however no finger prints were found on the concrete Investigators said the boys clothing had been disarranged and although preliminary examination did not disclose any sexual abuse of the childs body they believed he was slain by a sex moron The boys mother Mrs Mary Hint Fleeing Polish Leader on Way to US London hints came from a number of respon sible sourcesThursday that Stan islaw Mikolajczyk vanished lead er of the Polish peasant party had left Europe and might be at sea on his way to the United States Hope for the safety of Mikola jczyk was reaffirmed after his as sociates had voiced fear that his failure to appear might mean that he bad been imprisoned or killed in Poland and the story of his flight circulated to cover up his fate A Polish correspondent close to high ranking Poles here said he was convinced that Mikolajczyk had taken a ship to the United States from some unidentified con tinental port British officials were repre sented as having reassured the Polish oppositionist leaders wife that he was safe at the same time hinting that he was not ex pected to come to England A high diplomatic source in Paris told the United Pressthat Mikolajczyk is nowhere in this part of the world Polish sources there quoted his best friends as saying he was safely out of Poland and the danger zone The new trend of the reports set the most optimistic tone since the disappearance of Mikolajczyk was reported from Poland Sun day After a first round of reports that he had gone to Scandinavia presumably on his way to Eng land sources in the best position to know had professed a complete lack of knowledge as to his whereabouts A Scandinavian report 2 days ago hinted that Mikolajczyk 46 would sail for the U S on the Swedish liner Drottningholm The shipping company that operates the Drottningholm denied this Since the report that he might be on a ship bound for the U S lacked official confirmation Mik olajczyks disappearance still had the aspects of a classic and pos sibly sinister mystery The question was Is he safe or in the hands of the Polish secret police BANKING FIRMS FACE CHARGES OF CONSPIRACY Attorney General Clark Files AntiTrust Suit Against New York Firms Washington fl Attorney General Clark Thursday an nounced the filing of a civil anti trust suit against 17 of the larg est investment banking firms in New York The suit charges a conspiracy to monopolize the handling of securities issues In addition the government asks for dissolution of the Invest rnent Bankers Association of America which maintains head Quarters in Chicago Clark told a news conference the suit is being filed in federal district court for southern New York He described the suit as one of the largest and most important in the history of the antitrust laws The complaint alleges that the 17 banking firms have conspired to restrain unreasonably and to monopolize the securities business in this country by restricting con trolling and fixing the channels and methods the prices terms and conditions upon which security is sues are merchandised The securities were described in the suit as covering stocks notes bonds debentures or other inter est certificates The defendants have their prin 3 HIGH OREGON Poll Reveals OFFICIALS DIE IN PLANE CRASH Taft Expects NoBiPartisan CoOperation Washington Taft said Thursday he sees no chance for bipartisan cooper ation in dealing with remedies for high prices and inflation during the coming special session of con gress Taft who is chairman of the re publican policy committee told a news conference that he could not agree with a suggestion of Senator McGrath DR for eliminat ing politics at the special session I have not agrsed with an eco nomic policy advanced yet by the administration Taft said The Ohio republican an an nounced candidate for his partys presidential nomination added that all of the policies of the pres ent administration have been so cipal offices in New York and many maintain branch offices elsewhere They were named as Morgan Stanley and company Kuhn Loeb and company East man Dillon and company Kidder Peabody and company Goldman Sachs and company Lehman Brothers Smith Barney and com pany GlorSForgan and company White Weld and company Drexel and company Inc HarrimanRip ley and company Inc Stone and Webster Securities corporation Harris Hall and company Inc and Union Securities Corp Clark told reporters that some in securities had been issued in the United States during the last 10 years and that the defendants managed the sales of about 69 per cent of the total aggregating about Several defendants promptly is sued statements denying the charges BIG Elizabeth Ebner 69 rests in a hospital at Joliet III after she was taken from her home with a brok en hip It required 17 men to move the 700 pound woman Joliet III services 17 men including 10 policemen were required to remove Mrs Elizabeth Ebner 70 who weighs 700 pounds from her home to a hospital Mrs Ebner who has been bed ridden for 20 years broke her hip when she fell out of bed a week ago and Wednesday was taken to a hospital Ten policemen unable to place Mrs Ebner in a police ambulance summoned an undertaker who with the aid of the policemen placed Mrs Ebner on a casket cart and took her to the hospital in a hearse The policemen 2 undertakers and 5 hospital employes were re quired to lift Mrs Ebner from the hearse to the cart She was placed in 2 hospital beds which had been bolstered up with lumber unsound that he along with them could not go Fellick had reported to police on Oct 18 that Lonnie had threat ented to run away from home ra ther than be placed in a foster home if a threatened eviction of Mrs Fellick and her 7 children was carried out While police hunted for Lonnie the hearing on the eviction suit was continued to Nov 7 Police said Mrs Fellicfc told them her second husband Abe a veteran of the last war is in California re covering his health Liming materials were used on the soil long before the beginning of the Christian era SAME 426 White ftaff means no traiflo death to put 24 bourn 6 GUNMEN FLEE mm 10000 Snatch Payroll of Company in Boston Boston gunmen held up the B F Sturtevant company in the Hyde Park district Thurs day escaping with a pay roll The Sturtevant company is a division of the Westinghouse Elec tric corporation Working methodically 2 of the men entered the office of R W Marshall paymaster and 2 others went into an adjoining office A 5th stood at a door leading into the factory and the 6th remained at the wheel of the getaway car One of the pair who walked into the paymasters office wore a bur lap bag over his head Marshall and 5 employes who were prepar ing to assist in preparation of the payroll were herded together fac ing a wall The pair then seized the money and fled Police said their only immediate clue was a registration number on the getaway automobile Harold Stanley of Morgan Stan ley and company said the suit is utter nonsense The charges are just not true he said adding Our business is the most com petitive and the most regulated I know of Our daily life is full of competition It is silly to as sert we have any agreement with anyone to restrict competition or that we are part of a monopoly 1st Citywide Halloween Party Staged for 5500 Youngsters Bodies of Governor Secretary of State Senate Head Recovered Klamath Falls Ore IP The wreckage of a plane carrying Gov Earl Snell of Oregon and 2 other top officials and the pilot was reached by a search party Thursday and there were no sur vivors Fremont Forest Supervisor Merle Lowden reported Lowden said that Ranger Jack Smith with the party at the wreckage advised by portable radio that the aircraft was de molished and 4 bodies were found Lowden said that an attempt would be made immediately to establish further communication with the crew He said he be lieved the bodies are now being moved out Aboard the single engine 4place sportsplane were Governor Earl Wilcox Snell 52 State Senate President Marshall Cornett 49 next in line of succession to the governorship Secretary of State Robert S Farrell Jr 41 and Cliff Hogue 42 Klamath Falls the pi lot Confirmation of the death of the governor and his normal successor the senate president automatical ly elevates the speaker of the state house of representatives to the governorship He is John H Hall 48 a Portland attorney and World I veteran The office of secretary of state would be filled by ap pointment in the event that official Legislators for Session Ottumwa poll of repub lican legislators who served their first term in the house of repre sentatives last spring shows that by a narrow margin they favor a special session of the legislature to restore the 50 per cent rate of collection of the states ii tax Mrs Edna C Lawrence Wa pello county representative made results of the poll known Thurs day she is secretary of the 52 Club an organization of republi can men and women firstterm representatives in the 52nd gen eral assembly Mrs Lawrence said that 17 club members replying to her query favor the special session 10 do not favor it and 4 are un decided Six have not replied Iowas income tax which has been at halfrate for several years was restored to 100 per cent in the 1947 legislature A special session can be called only by the governor also died in the night crash Tuesday Evening and Afternoon Entertainment Aimed at Curbing Vandalism It was a day early but the 1st annual Halloween party given for Mason Citys 5500 school youngsters by the Junior Cham ber of Commerce and city fathers nevertheless got under way Thursday Purpose of the party is to provide wholesome activity and fun to take the place of van dalism the sponsors explained The Thursday parties were ex pected largely to take the place CIO UNION OUSTS BOARD OFFICIAL Removed for Failure to Sign NonRed Oath Washington ClOutil ity workers executive board Thursday removed an officer for failing to sign a noncommunist affidavit under provisions of the TaftHartley act Other officers of the union then proceeded to submit the required oath to make the union eligible to carry labor disputes to the na tional labor relations board The official ousted from mem bership on the executive board is James L Daugherty California regional director Members of the 12man board are classed as of ficers by the union constitution The disciplinary action is prob ably the first of its kind by a CIO union Under the TaftHartley act of ficers of a union must swear they ae not communists before that union may use the facilities of the NLRB They also must file financial and other organizational data with the labor department This was done for the utility workers Thursday by Secretary Treasurer William J Pachler and General Counsel H E Cooper of the usual treat night and Fri day evening the teenage group was expected to be occupied with the Mason City high school home coming and football game Programs costume parades and treats were on the program Thursday afternoon at the 11 pub lic and 2 parochial grade schools Prizes were awarded for the 2 best costumes in each grade in each school Evening programs for junior and senior high school students were to be held at 5 locations Knights of Columbus hall to p m Monroe junior high to p m Roosevelt junior high to p m Y M C A 7 to p m boys Y W C A 7 to p m girls At Monroe Doug Sherwin will act as master of ceremonies and Clayton Wornson isin charge of special entertainment All S places will be entertained with magi cian and sleight of hand perform ances by Ralph Geer of KGLO and James Oleson of Northwood Full length movies provided by Decker Brothers sporting goods will be shown at each place Both the Y M C A and Y W C A will have swimming periods and games are planned at several of the parties RUSSIANS SNUB TRADE MEETING Refuse to Attend World Conference Geneva Switzerland Suetens of Belgium chairman of the preparatory committee for the international trade and employ ment conference announced Thursday that Soviet Russia had declined to attend the forthcom ing world trade parley at Havana Nov 21 Refusals also were received from the Soviet Ukraine White Russia Yugoslavia Bulgaria Siam Saudi Arabia and Ethiopia Suetens said Thirtytwo The succession of the speaker is provided by the Oregon constitu tion in an amendment approved by the voters in 1946 Hall has been a member of the legislature since 1939 after a previous 2 year term served from 1933 and like all Oregon key ex ecutives is a republican The 3 Oregon officials had left the state capital Tuesday plan ning a direct flight to the ranch of Oscar Kittredge a personal friend of Cornett and coowner of the airplane Bad weather forced the party to halt here for dinner at the Cornett home Later they took off for the Kittredge ranch other nations he announced have accepted invita tions to the conference called to approve a charter for a proposed international trade organization Those after representatives of 23 nations had signed a general agreement on tariffs and trade listed as follows Afghanistan Australia Belgium Brazil Burma Canada Ceylon China Czechoslovakia Colombia Costa Rica Denmark France Haiti Indonesia Iraq Linberia Luxembourg Netherlands New Zealand Norway Pakistan Phil ippines Portugal Southern Rho desia Sweden Switzerland Trans Jordan Turkey United Kingdom United States and Uruguay Candy Manufacturer Dies Chicago UR Emil J Brach 9 president of E J Brach Sons Candy Co died Wednesday night from a heart attack Brach who began in the candy business here in 1904 had lived in St Peters burg Fla since 1925 He was vis iting his sons Frank and Edwin vice presidents of the firm here when he was stricken LOOK Marshall Takes Leading Role in Europe Aid Plan See page 2 218 Iowa Drivers Must Produce Security Bond See Page 12 Seek Rent Increase for Vet Housing Project Des Moines UB A monthly rental increase on 504 apartments at the veterans hous ing project at Fort Des Moines was sought Thursday by the Des Moines housing corporation nonprofit organization which op erates the project Roy Stephanson mayor of the veterans village explained that the increase was needed because costs have increased so much it is impossible to operate the proj ect without a loss He said no formal petition for the increase would be submitted to the rent control office here until veterans at the fort had an opportunity to acquaint them selves with the reasons for the proposed boost Narcotics Peddler Picks Jail Instead of Returning Home Boston M Jones 21 convicted narcotics peddler began his one year and a day jail sentence Thursday of his own free will The court offered to return him to his parents home in Cam bridge instead of sending him to jail Jones picked the jail The Cambridge place is too crowded he said Admiral Byrd Urges Polar Regions for Atomic Bomb Tests Chicago Richard E Byrd Polar explorer said atomic bombing of the Polar regions would uncover natural resources buried under thousands of feet of ice Thursday He told a press conference that the poles would be the best parts of the earth to try out atomic weapons and guided missiles Tons of ice cover valuable nat ural resources which the United States would use he said British Labor Party Barely Averts Defeat London IP Britains labor government averted defeat by less than 30 votes on 2 occasions in the house of commons Thursday narrowest margins it has had since the party came to power in August 1945 By a count of 184 to 160 the labor majority approved a hotly argued motion to end debate on a controversial government pro posal to abolish the slim basic gasoline ration now alloted to British motorists The conserva tive opposition greeted the vote with shouts of gag and resign resign A few moments later the house defeated 187 to 160 an opposition motion to annul the government order wiping out the basic gaso line ration These votes followed by only a few hours Winston Churchills 4th unsuccessful effort to throw the labor party out of office by ad verse parliamentary ballot The house defeated his attempt Wed nesday night 384 to 201 His pre vious attempts failed 381 to 197 in 1945 374 to 198 last April and 251 to 148 last August Demos Select Philadelphia for Meeting Washington Demo cratic National Committee Wed nesday selected Philadelphia as the site of the 1948 democratic convention A promised contest by San Francisco failed to develop Mrs Edward Heller democratic com mittee woman from California said San Francisco supporters de cided it would be in the best in terests of the party to have the convention in Philadelphia Philadelphias by a check for expenses and a promise of for entertain the only invitation placed before the committee Sen J Howard McGrath of Rhode Island elected earlier as national democratic chairman was authorized to set the convention date later It probably will be early in July possibly the sec ond week The republican national con vention also scheduled for Phila delphia will open June 21 U S Protests Red Seizure of Oil Field in Austria EXFBI AGENT TELLS ATTEMPT IN FILM PROBE Says Dr Oppenhehner Was Approached While Working in California Washington former FBI agent told the house unAmeri can activities subcommittee Thursday that Soviet agents un successfully sought to obtain vi tal information from Robert Op penheimer who worked on the atom bomb The witness Louis J Russell told the committee that the ap proach to Dr Oppenhelmer was made while the noted scientist was working in the radiation lab oratory of the University of Cali fornia at Berkeley Cal Russell now an investigator for the committee said the approach to Dr Oppenheimer was made by George Elton identified by Rus sell as an employe of the Shell Development company of Emery ville Cal Eltenton he said approached Haakon Chevalier a professor at the university and asked him to find out what was being done at the laboratory on a highly de structive weapon The weapon never was identified but it was assumed to have been the atom bomb because of Oppenheimers connection Eltenton Russell said told Chev alier that Russia was an ally of the United States at the and was entitled to any technical data Russell said Chevalier ap London United States and Britain have protested to Russia directly against Soviet seizure of the rich Lobau oil fields and installations in Austria A British foreign office spokes man confirming Thursday reports that the 2 countries had sent sep arate notes of protest to Moscow said they followed 2 futile oral protests to Russian authorities in Vienna The oil the largest in Austria and jointly owned by British and American capital through Austrian sub sidiary companies were taken over by the Russians without warning as reparations 6 weeks ago The formal British American protests were regarded as de signed to get the case on record in advance of the coming discus sions by the foreign ministers council and its deputies on the future of Austria and Germany Slap Padlock on Babes DesMoines Night Club Moines night club and taproom owned by Al phonso Babe Bisignano Des Moines were under padlock for a period of 1 year here Thursday following a district court order Wednesday The order was given by District Judge Loy Ladd calling Polk county Sheriff Howard Reppert to carry out an original padlocking order forthwith which he issued with a liquor injunction against Bisignano in May 1946 The building including a store room next to the main floor tap room in which Bisignano had planned to open a meat market was padlocked within an hour of the order At the peak of World war II production about half of the U S output of combat munitions consisted of ships and planes Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy Thursday night and with scattered show ers Friday Low Friday night near 45 high Friday 60 Iowa Considerable cloudiness Thursday night through Friday local showers in west Thursday night and in east Friday No de cided change in temperature clearing and cooler Friday night and Saturday Sunday general ly fair with little change in tem perature Temperatures Friday will range from average lows of 44 to average highs of 60 north and 52 to 65 south on Saturday from 38 to 50 north and 42 to 55 south Minnesota Mostly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday with scat tered local showers Thursday night cooler northwest and ex treme west portions Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday rooming Maximum 48 Minimum 46 At 8 a m Thursday 46 Precipitation Trace preached Oppenheimer and told the scientist Eltenton wanted in formation and could relay the in formation to the Soviet govern ment What did Oppenheimer say asked chief committee investigatte Russell said the stleiltlst told Chevalier he considered it a treasonable act and certainly would have nothing with it As Russell finished this testi mony Chairman Thomas RN announced that the first phase of the committees investigation of communism in the motion pic ture industry is ended and ad journed the hearing Two more Hollywood screen writers were cited for contempt by a house unAmerican activi ties subcommittee T h u rs d a y bringing to 10 the number thus accused Ring Lardner Jr and tester Cole were cited when they re Eused to give yes or no answers to questions whether they are or have been communists As in the 8 previous cases the committee presented testimony from its investigators of finding evidence that the men cited have been affiliated with the commun ist party Like the others cited the wit nesses took the stand that the committee has no right to ask questions about political beliefs Lardner a script writer who adapted Forever Amber to the screen was the first witness called as the committee went into the 9th day of public hearings ia its investigation of communism in Hollywood The 32 year old thin Lardner spoke with a nervous voice prompting Chairman Thomas R N J to remark you havent learned your lines very well Resumption of the hearings was delayed by a closeddoor session of the committee to consider the future course of its hearings No announcement was made as to any decisions reached YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 74 44 Urge to Walk Causes Death of lowan With Bullet Wound in Head Waterloo physi cians said here Thursday that Floyd J Smith 54 Waterloo who survived a bullet wound in the head for 2 days then defied treat ment by refusing to stay in bed died late Wedensday from ex haustion Physicians said he wore himself out walking around the hospital visiting other patients He became so weak he was forced to bed and died shortly afterward He had more than a 5050 chance to live although the wound was completely through the head Police said that Smith fired a 25 caliber bullet through the right side of his head without injury to the brain He died without telling police why he shot himself About half a billion tons of ore has been worked on the Witwa tersrand in South Africa to ex tract about 10000 tons of gold ;