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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 6, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 6 1949 This Paper Consists ot Two No 2S4 PRESIDENT RECEIVES BEST Harry Truman smiles receives the best 10 ears of corn grown in Iowa this year as he arrived to address Am vets at their national convention in Des Moines Monday Left to right are Harold Rus sell Watertown Mass elected national commander President Truman Harold Keats Fort Lauderdale Fla retiring commander and John Middlekoop Packwood Iowa who grew the corn Claim Truman Twisted Facts in Speeches Washington UR Republicans angrily accused President Truman Tuesday of twisting the facts in his defense of the democratic 81st congress Senator Zales N Ecton R AP Wirephoto PRESIDENT SHAKES WITH AMVETS President Truman shakes with Harold Russell 32 of Wa tertown Mass handless war veteran and motion picture academy award winner who was elected national comman der of the Amvets Monday President Truman was in Des Moines to address the 5th national convention of the or ganization Russell won his Oscar for his work in the film Best Years of Our Lives Mont said the president was not playing fair in his Labor Day speeches at Pittsburgh and Des Moines where he lauded the pres ent congress and lambasted the re publicancontrolled 80th congress Senator Bourke B Hickenloop er R Iowa said Mr Truman is trying to apologize for the demo cratic congress even before the session is over Hasnt Acted He calls it a forwardlooking congress said Hickenlooper and that may be sound in some re spects But it has done nothing out hasnt acted Ecton said the president was deliberately twisting the facts The new congfess hasnt made any more progress on his program than the old one did he said I think the people of this coun try are quite capable of sizing tip the situation for themselves and deciding who is right and who is Truman to Spearhead Campaign President to Make Personal Appearances in Somje Key States Independence Mo Top ranking advisers said Tuesday President Truman will spearhead the democratic campaign in next years congressional elections by personal appearances in key states These presidential associates unquotable by name said Mr Trumans Labor Day speeches Monday were just a sample of the technique he will use in a rear platform stumping tour in 1950 Most of them were agreed that Mr Truman is undecided whether tie will seek reelection in 1952 They also felt that he will make no decision until after the re turns are in from next Novem bers voting on senators and rep resentatives The president started his 1950 campaigning early by blasting organized special interests in speeches at Pittsburgh and Des Moines He sought to drum up support for enactment of the Brannan production payment plan and for repeal of the TaftHartley labor act Defends Congress He deefnded the democratic controlled 81st congress for re pairing most of the damage he said the GOPdominated 80th did but he added There are still many more re actionary senatorsand represen tatives in congress but they are no longer in control as they were last year and the year before They are still doing all they can to slow up our progress but they are not able to stop it The president flew into Missouri Monday night immediately after his address to the American Vet erans of World War II Amyets 12 Are Killed When Man Goes Berser Gus Zahariades Is Killed When Drunk Driver Hits Car Gus Zahariades 21 341 i S Federal was killed Tuesday morning in South Minneapolis when the auto in which he was riding was rammed by a car the driver of which was charged with drunken driving according to Minneapolis police Another passenger in the same auto Gerald Andrews 20 Duluth was also killed The 2 dead youths and Aristotle Pappelis of Superior Wis also in the auto were attending a Greek Orthodox youth conference in Minneapolis Their car was struck early Tuesday at the corner of Lake and Holmes in South Minne apolis by a car driven by James Cassidy Minneapolis Minneapolis police said Cassidy would also be charged with driv ing without a license According to police Cassidys cap crashed into the other ma chine after going through a stop sign hurling it into a light pole Neither Cassidy nor Pappelis was hurt Zahariades was the son of Mr and Mrs Sam Zahariades He is also surviyed by his grandfather George Vazoukis of Mason City 3 sisters Kathryn Virginia and Niki and one brother Bobby all at home Funeral arrangements are incomplete The Major fu neral home is in charge Zahariades was graduated from Mason City high school in 1947 and had been an outstanding ath lete participating in football anc basketball He recently received discharge from the army after years service He had planned to enter Mason City junior college this fall and was expected to be a leading candidate for a back field berth on the football team Ellsworth Alumni Students to Parade Iowa junio college alumni and students plan a parade Wednesday mornin through the business district here The parade spokesmen said wil be to show the community th college means to carry on dcspit fire which destroyed the school main building Saturday wrong lican said the Montana repub Recalls Pledges Hickenlooper recalled that the president said a year ago that con gress could pass his entire pro gram in 2 weeks if it had a mind to do so This d e m o c r a ticcontrolled congress he said has been in power 8 months now and not even all the appropriations bills are out of the way yet Hickenlooper said he was re minded of Abraham Lincolns ob servation that You may fool all the people some of the time You even fool some of th people all the time But you cant fool all of the people all the time 2 DIE IN FIRE Colombo Ceylon persons were killed and several others severely burned Monday when a fire destroyed the British naval headquarters at Trincoma ee The fire raged several hours before it was brought under con trol at Des Moines President Truman took off for Washington in his presidential plane The Independence at a m CST from the Grand view Mo airport During the morning he made short visits at the homes of his brother Vivian and his sister Miss Mary Jane Truman Mrs Truman did not accompany him on thetrip to Washington Her 87 year old mother Mrs David Wallace was injured in a fall at home in Independence Sunday and Mrs Truman who had planned to return with the presi dent decided to stay for a few days to watch her mothers condi tion Mrs Wallace was not seri ously hurt Mr Truman eyed a tighter farm labor coalition in 1950 in his Des Moines speech and in an earlier one at Pittsburgh In Pittsburgh he spoke at the Allegheny county free fair grounds before a police estimated crowd of 100000 There the president accused his opposition of trying to block the WAR VETERAN CAPTURED AFTER MASS SHOOTING Howard Unruh who police said shot and killed at least 12 persons and wounded 5 others is forcibly re strained by 4 policemen Tuesday after he was routed from his barricaded room by tear gas GUS ZAHARIADES Will Claytons on 2nd Honeymoon Houston Tex o r m e r Undersecretary of State Will layton and his wife were enjoy ing a 2nd honeymoon Tuesday after patching up marital diffi culties that separated them last April Clayton an official of Ander son Clayton Co cotton brok told reporters that he anc his wife Mrs Edna Clayton had remarried in Canada on Aug 6 Clayton filed suit for divorce last April The final decree handed down in May terminatec their first marriage lasted 47 years which hac Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy with little change in temperature through Wednesday Occasional light rain or showers Low Tuesday night 50 to 55 High Wednesday near 70 cloudy with scat tered showers and thunder storms Tuesday night Wed nesday partly cloudy and a lit tle warmer Low Tuesday night 5560 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average from 4 to 6 degrees below the seasonal normals Normal high 81 normal low 57 Below nor mal Tuesday and Tuesday night Slow Wednesday and Thursday Turning coolet Fri day and Saturday Precipita tion will average i inch occur ring as scattered thundershow fair deal program with a scare word campaign Fight to Finish He announced a fight to the finish for the progressive meas ures and a battle for repeal of the repressive TaftHartley act un til it is wiped off the statute He contended the current con gress had made progress with his proposals in the teeth of trumped up slogans like statism welfare state collectivism and socialism At Des Moines at the annual convention of the Amvets the president spoke confidently of prospects of enactment of Secre tary of Agriculture Brannans con troversial production payment plan Labor Days Death Toll to New High By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS More than 500 Americans met accidental death during the Labor day alltime record for the 3day holiday A final tabulation oil fatality reports from all states gave the toll from all accidents as 525 Of these 394 were auto deaths and 48 were drownings Miscellaneous accidents including plane crashes fires and falls accounted for 83 The fatalities in an Associated Press survey covered the period from 6 p m local time Friday to midnight Monday This years Labor day total compared with the previous high of 428 over the 1937 Labor day holiday The recordbreaking toll for a Labor day holiday weekend followed the all time high in ac cidental deaths over the 1949 Fourth of July when 711 persons died violently The alltime mark is the 761 fatalities over the 4day Christmas period in 1936 Ned H Dearborn president of the National Safety council said the record accident death toll was enough to make every decent American sick at heart and boil ing mad A nation posing as civilized has just given one of the most shock ing peacetime exhibitions of mass indifference recklessness and in satiable craving to show off that the world has ever seen he said in a statement Death ot Odon 2 Others Is Air Race Existence Threat Cleveland flyings richest and toughest race faced a new threat to continuance Tues day with the death of distance flyer Bill Odom and 2 suburban residents Odoms death plunge into a Berea home during the 2nd lap of the Thompson trophy event Mon day revived the protests of area residents against the low flying speedsters shrieking over their homes at 400 miles an hour The dark green racer a converted fighter ripped through the house killing Mrs Jeanne Laird 24 and her yearold son Craig Odom was flying an F51 Mus tang owned by Aviatrix Jacque line Cochran Takes Trophy Cook Cleland of Cleveland for mer navy fighter pilot took the Thompson trophy and with a new record speed of 397 miles an hour He also won in 1947 with a record 396 MPH that stood until Monday Clelands new mark was the last of a series established during 3 days of competition Records were pushed up in both the propeller anri jet divisions of the Bendix crosscountry races the Goodyear JP Wireplioto DIES IN FIRE SET BY PLANE Jeanne Laird 24 died in a fire started Monday when Bill Odoms racing plane struckr a home in Berea Ohio ers Tuesday night and Friday and Saturday again EXPEDITION DELAYED Istanbul Turkey Aaron J Smith of Greensboro N Car leader of an American ex pedition searching for Noahs ark on the slopes of Mt Ararat said Tuesday his party might make an attempt next Sunday to search the west and northwest parts of the mountain The expedition has been held up by bad weather Minnesota Mostly cloudy occa sional rain central and south portion Tuesday night and over south portion Wednesday Not much change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 70 Minimum 51 At 8 a m Tuesday 53 Precipitation 10 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 87 Minimum 57 2 Injured When Train Hits Truck Keith Bower and her son Kenneth 2 ot Mitchell were injured the latter seriously when the pickup truck in which they were riding was struck by an Illinois Central train 6 miles northwest of Osage at a m Tuesday Mrs Bower was taken to the Mitchell county Memorial hospital with chest injuries and numerous abrasions She was thrown out of the truck which rolled over 3 times and when it landed was about 130 feet from where it was hit Kenneth was considered se riously injured and was taken to Mercy hospital at Mason City When the truck stopped his body was half out of a window Conductor C G Williams said Mrs Bower had made a stop at the crossing as the train was going east into Osage He said the train whistled loudly but the truck must have stalled on the track The train was local No 592 Mrs Bower is the former Al dene Rucker of Osage She is the daughter of Mrs Olga Godfrey of Osage The Bower child was reported resting nicely late Tuesday after noon Mrs Bower was taken to Mercy hospital about noon and was reported doing well Boy Dies After Auto Accident Ida Grove Leroy Lamaak 6 son of Mr and Mrs Harry La maak of Herring died in a hospi tal Monday of injuries received in a Sunday auto crash which injured 5 other persons Sheriff Charles W Yousling said the boy was a passenger in a car driven by his brother Robert 21 The sheriff said the eastbound Lamaak car was involved in a collision with a southbound car driven by Carl Sonichsen 35 of near Arthur The accident oc curred on a gravel road intersec tion about 5 miles south of Arthur flyers and 2 persons unconnected with the sport brought an emer gency meeting of the Berea Pro gressive Citizens League to draft a protest to state county and near by city officials The Thompson race has been a debated issue inside the daring fraternity of pilots since its re vival because of the costs in volved in flying the heavy sur plus warplanes and the problems of flying them at very high speeds around pylons Ben Franklin air races general manager told the professional racing pilots at their customary postmeet session in 1946 that they had better start thinking about a new class of racer Before the war the Thompson was flown with planes built for the sport He sug gested then and repeated in 1947 and 1948 that it would be well to return to that pattern Plane Drops Engine But Lands Safely Honolulu huge flying boat Philippine Mars landed here Tuesday with its 54 passengers and crew after dropping an en gine 440 miles out to sea The Hawaii Sea Frontier said the 4engine craft landed at Keehi Lagoon Honolulu 4 Others Wounded in Hoi of Lead Bride 4 Other Women 2 Boys Among Victims Camden N J 28year old army veteran on a maniacal rampage Tuesday killed 12 per sons on a busy Camden street Four others were wounded Dectective Marshall Thompson identified the killer as Harold Unruh A quiet well dressed young man his neighbors said they knew little about him The street looked like a bat tle field Thompson said He Unruh turned that German lu ger loose on those people like ducks in a pond Killed in the 45minute hail of bullets were 5 men 3 women and 2 boys aged 2 and 5 Police au thorities here said they believe it was the worst mass slaughter on a city street in the nations history Bible Bug Thompson said Unruh was re garded as a Bible bug and that he often walked the streets car dying a Bible In Unruhs room police found a well worn Bible opened at chapter 24 of the Gospel accord ing to St Matthew which reads in part And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars See that ye be not troubled for all these things must come to pass but the end is not yet In Unruhs room police found what Thompson called an arse nal of weapons In the base ment was a target rangeand gun cleaning oil spare and a machine for refilling bul lets Quiet Beginning The slaughter on river road began quietly enough Unruh walked out of his house nattily dressed in a light suit and white shirt with bow tie Without warn ing he whipped out his gun and began firing Before he was fin ished he had raced in and out of half a dozen business establish ments cutting down men women and children right and left Then he barricaded himself in the 2nd floor room where he lived For a time he shot it out with 50 policemen while men and women milled in the streets They gave us a hell of a time Thompson said They wouldnt get out of the way Men would stop for a traffic light Thomp son added Then they got it Failing to win the gun battle SAME I BUck traffic part 24 BILL ODOM races for midget planes the Sohio and Tinnerman trophy races and the jet division of the Thompson The Thompson a freeforall Is the traditional classic of air races But complaints about the noise and danger came from Berea resi dents even before the resumption of the race in 1946 after 7 years interruption for the war Eventu ally the course was revised to make n rough circle around the community of 6000 which lies south of the airport and southwest of Cleveland Emergency Meeting The Labor day tragedy killing one of the nations best known Dead Woman Is Found Lashed to Sailboat Mast Chicago listing sailboat with a womans body lashed to the mast was found drifting in Lake Michigan tragic finale to a gay holiday outing for 4 amateur sailors The bruised bloody and partly clad body bound to the shattered mast was that of Mrs Laural Neitzel 22 Chicago There was no trace of her husband Carl 29 and their sailing companions al though coastguardsmen found the shreds of a life jacket tied to the jiggermast aft The others missing were Louis D MaQuessan of Chicago and his wife Clarice SUPERINTENDENT DIES Mount Ayr Steele superintendent of schools here the last several years died unexpect edly Tuesday at a Rochester Minn hospital He had been ill but his condition had not been regarded as critical His widow and a young son survive him police cut loose with a tear gas aarrage and choking Unruh emerged from his room He was unhurt Police threw up a shouldertoshoulder cordon to convoy Unruh from the building Lynch Him A howling mob of men and wo men in the streets lunged for the police screaming Lynch him Hang him now But they didnt crash the line of police Thompson said Unruh served with the army inan artillery unit in Austria during World war II He then took a pharmacy course at Temple university Philadel phia under the GI bill of rights 4 Children Are Killed in Fire Saginaw Mich chil dren were burned to death in their home early Tuesday after flames repulsed their mothers rescue at tempt A 5th child jumped from an up stairs window and died a few hours later at a hospital Victims were Samuel Walters 14 his sisters Mary 12 and Ange line 8 and his brothers George 4 and Walter Jr 3 Their mother Mrs Cleo Walters is a 34 year old divorced waitress North loWa Has 5 New Polio Cases Iowa City Five new polio cases from North Iowa were listed by University hospitals Tuesday in its first report since Saturday morning The new patients are Helen Schmidt 21 Titonka Lydia Perzynski 19 Riceville David Felland 10 Iowa Falls Peter Fox 15 Osage and Rachel McAffee 25 Clear Lake She and Briggs a real agent separated June 30 after ft years of marriage V ;