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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 13, 1949, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR HOME MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13 1949 This Paper Consists of Two One No 290 Blast Is Fatal to 1 Distillery in Peoria Blows Up Worker Injured Peoria II1V man was killed Tuesday in an explosion in a 6story still at the Hiram Walk er and Sons Inc distillery The blast rocked nearby build ings and caused damage estimated by company officials at Louis Schrader 33 of Peoria a workman died several hours aft er the explosion Another work man Oliver Thomas 32 of Wash ington 111 was critically injured Their bodies were burned by steam Nine other men some at work on the top floor reached safety Kirchgatter Pays for Drunk Driving Orlin Kirchgatter G r a f t o n was fined and costs of by Judge T A Beardmore Tues day after his convic tion by a district court jury on a charge of driving while intoxi cated His drivers license also was suspended for 60 days and his liquor permit forfeited The jury of 6 men and 6 wom en deliberated o n 1 y 1 hour in reaching its verdict after hearing closing arguments by the attor neys and the judges instructions Principal witnesses against Kirchgatter were the 2 highway patrolmen who arrested him on the night of Aug 18 Walter Hil bert and Vern Jackley They were at Kensett they testified when they were notified by radio that a suspected drunk driver was northbound on highway 65 from Hampton They drove to Mason City they and spotted Kirchgatter at 12th and N Federal They fol lowed him north until he failed to make the turn just north of 24th N W and continued on the old highway paving after which they stopped and arrested him they testified BURIED ALIVE dig arminTSen Rothbard 36 apartment house owner in San Francisco who was completely buried under 3feet of dirt Monday night Rothbard directed the movements of his rescuers and they were able to uncover his head within a few min utes Rothbard was digging an 8foot deep hole 10 by 15 feet wide preparatory to installation of a new sewer pipe when the sides gave way without warning and buried him He was not seriously injured Injunction Restrains FCC Ban on Give Away Programs Yugoslavia Dares USSR in Complaint Belgrade Yugoslavia Yugoslavia dared Russia Tuesday to take her complaints against this country to the United Nations Moshe Pijade one of Premier Marshal Titos top ranking spokesmen said in an article in the official newspaper Borba Yugoslavia will have nothing to lose Pijades blast latest broadside in the war of words between the kremlin and Titos regime was touched off by an article in the Russian foreign policy weekly New Times which had accused Yugoslavia of duplicity in her dealings with neighbor Albania Pijade former newspaperman and author who is the Yugoslav partys top theorist termed the charge of the cominform com munist international information bureau that Tito is plotting with Greece to carve up Albania a ri diculous and slanderous accusa tion The article said the Russian claim that Yugoslavia sold out the cause of the communistled Greek guerrilla rebels amounted to noth ing more than a plain lie It said the soviet dominated cominform Chicago Federal District Judge Michael L Igoe Tuesday issued an injunction temporarily restraining the federal communi cations commission from putting its proposed ban on radio give away shows into effect on Oct 1 Igoe ruled that the temporary injunction shall be in effect until a 3judge constitutional court rules on the proposed ban He set Oct 7 for the start of hearings by the 3judge court The injunction was issued at the request of Radio Features Inc which sought the convening of the 3judge court on grounds that the FCC ban was unconstitutional At torneys for Radio Features argued that the FCC action deprived ra dio stations and networks of prop erty without due process of law Filed First Similar suits have been filed in New York on behalf of the Amer ican Broadcasting company the Columbia Broadcasting System and the National Broadcasting company The Chicago suit was propaganda poisons pean atmosphere the Euro Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and windy Tuesday afternoon High Tuesday afternoon about 55 Clear and cold Tuesday night Low Tuesday Frost likely night about 34 Tuesday night Partly cloudy and cool Wednes day High Wednesday about 60 Iowa Clear and cool with general frost Tuesday night High Tues day 50 to 60 Low Tuesday night ranging from near freezing in north to 36 to 40 in the south portion Wednesday fair warm er west portion High Wednes day 64 to 68 west 60 to 65 east portion Minnesota Fair with frost and near freezing temperatures south portion Partly cloudy with slightly above freezing tempera tures north Wednesday fair anc warmer south portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Tuesday Maximum 76 Minimum 40 At 8 a m 45 Precipitation 14 TEAR AGO Maximum 94 Minimum 58 filed first Igoe in issuing the preliminary injunction said he issued it on grounds that irreparable dam age might be suffered by the radio During arguments preceding Igoes ruling Attorney Max Gol man for the FCC said he did not believe there was need for the in junction He said he did not think that there was any possibility that a station would lose its license if it carried giveaway programs after Oct 1 The commission he said would be inclined to await a ruling by a 3judge court and no license re newals were in the offing for hear ing until Nov 1 In Good Order Mainly Golman argued the commission did not feel that single judge should issue an in unction when the FCC ruling de manded a 3judge court for inter pretation Igoe however said that he petition of Radio Features was n good order and proper The FCC had announced that it proposed not to grant radio per mits if the applicants proposed to follow a practice of broadcasting advertisements for or information about any lottery gift enterprise or similar scheme in which win ners were required to furnish any money or things of value or mus have in their possession any prod uct furnished by a sponsor of a broadcast program in which win ners were required to be listen ing or required to answer cor rectly a question the answer t which was given on a program broadcast or in which winners o contests were required to answe a telephone in a prescribed man ner and with a prescribed phrase or to write an answer in a pre scribed manner At one time in the arguments Igoe asked Golman if the FCC ever had prosecuted any radio sta tion for sponsoring a lottery Gol man said he knew of no such prosecution Devaluation Sought to Aid Trade British American Policies Hit at 48Nation Meeting Washington UR The dual meeting of the world bank and Ihe international monetary fund got off to an explosive start Tues day with a round of thinlyveiled attacks on British socialism and American gold policies At the same time the economic experts of 48 nations who gath ered here for the meeting were warned bluntly that many of their currencies will have to be deval ued to get world trade back on an even keel South Atrica introduced a reso lution calling for an increase in gold prices The Philippines dele gate immediately endorsed it but U S Treasury Secretary John W Snyder protested that there was no justification for a change in the gold price At Snyders re quest the matter was referred to the monetary funds gold commit 2 of 5 Big Steel Firms Agree to Talk Terms tee for study Slaps Socialism Eugene R Black Wall Street Say Western Europe Is Pushover Washington m e r i c a n envoys warned in secret reports eleased Tuesday that western Europe is a pushover for Rus ian troops should the Soviets de ide to attack But they said the paper de enses of anticommunist Europe an be turned to steel if America upplies the arms as proposed by resident Truman The reports were made public by a special senate committee which Monday approved a 314010000 arms aid bill Reports from Ambassadors 3avid Bruce in France Lewis W Douglas in England James C Dunn in Italy and Charles U Bay n Norway were unanimous in the essertion that western European armies now could not stop a Rus sian move tc the west But they said that with time and American arms these forces would be able to hold the line un il support arrived from this country under terms of the At lantic pact Elsewhere in congress senate was ordered to work Tuesday night and warned it may have to put in more overtime later if necessary to shove to passage by this week end the administrations recipro cal trade agreements bill senate ju diciary committee recommended that congress award to Miss Mary Thomas Schiek of Milwaukee Wis a former Red Cross woman on the ground that she was totally disabled when a medical corps doctor treated her for abrasions when her sacrum and pelvis were fractured She had been hurt in the crash of an army truck in India while direct ing a sightseeking tour for en listed men Miss Schiek said the army doctor called her a baby when she was unable to sit up in her hospital bed He ordered her returned to duty Her injuries were diagnosed later in another hospital after she collapsed financier and president of the World bank spoke up for the de valuation scheme and followed it up with an obvious slap at Brit ains socialization measures Black said pointedly that many countries have undertaken ex tensive social welfare programs since the end of the war without adequate means to support them The criticism of American gold policies came from N C Havenga finance minister of the Union of South Africa Without referring to the United States by name he said the international fund would become an instrument of some members if it failed to raise the gold price from its present level of an ounce ProducerBuyer South Africa is the worlds lead ing gold producer The United Statesis just about the only buyer of the metal The devaluation scheme was dumped into the delegates laps by the executive directors of the monetary fund via their annual report and was backed up by Black and other speakers The fund directors who sug gested the idea ducked the red hot issue of which countries should devalue their currencies But it appeared to be pointed squarely at the Biitish who have been trying desperately to squeak through their present economic crisis without further lowering the value of the pound Objection to Switzer Repudiated Washington The justice department said Tuesday it no longer has any objections to sen ate hearings on President Tru mans nomination of Carroll O Switzer to be a federal judge in Iowa The departments position was outlined to a reporter after Chair man McCarran DNev of the senate judiciary committee had said a department stop order still stands even though Mr Truman asserted last week that he would not withdraw the nomination In response to inquiries a de partment spokesman said the position of the department has been parallel with that of the white house at all times The spokesman said Peyton Ford top assistant to the attorney general had once suggested to the committee that it mark time en the hearings until it had been definitely determined whether the nomination would remain or be withdrawn The president having made il clear that he wantsthe commit tee to act on the nomination the department has made no further suggestions for delay the spokes man said adding Our position is the same as the presidents McCarran told of the Ford re quest and said he had heard no further word since Mr Trumans assertion that he would not with draw the nomination The senator planning to leave on a 3weeks trip to Europe saic that as far as he is concerned there wont be any action on the nomination soon Senator Gillette DIowa has called the presidents choice o Switzer affront to him and had expected that the nomi nation would be withdrawn unti the president made his surprising statement last week that he wouldnt play the game that way Mr Truman apparently snubbec an offer of Gillette to help out in Iowa in the 1950 congressional AP Wirephoto ADMITS SHOOTING Beryl Langford of the West Virginia state police right said Tuesday that 14yearold James Edmiston left surrendered near Hunt ington W Va and admitted the slaying of his mother Mrs Opal Edmiston in Sharondale Ky The youth was quoted as saying She had beaten me with a poker Army vs Air Force as War Maneuvers End in Hot Debate Manchester Youth Is Killed by Car Manchester XP Thomas Al fred Verdon 13 one of 8 children of Mr and Mrs Joseph Verdon was killed when struck by a car here early Tuesday Thomas apparently stepped into the path of a car driven by Ber nard Cullivan 22 Sullivan was not held Lookout Jack Frost fs Coming Des Moines general frost n Iowa Tuesday night and below normal temperatures for at least he next 5 days were forecast Tuesday by the weather bureau Near freezing temperatures were orecast for northern Iowa The reezing temperature of 32 degrees vas reached at Inwood Monday light for a state low Sioux City and Gnawa reported 34 degree readings Monday night Rain con inued Monday and Monday night n some communities mostly in eastern Iowa Somewhat warmer weather is expected in the western half of he state Wednesday and over the entire state Thursday More show ers and cooler weather are fore cast again for Friday and Satur day Rainfall reports included 122 nches at Iowa City 93 of an rich at Williamsburg 88 at State enter 78 at Onawa 69 at Dav enport 63 at Cedar Rapids 32 at Traer 31 at Toledo 25 at Keo kuk 20 at Spencer and Sioux ity 18 at Burlington 14 at Ma son City Osage and Forest City and 13 at Charles City Justices to Serve as Rutledge Pallbearers Washington of the supreme court will serve as honorary pallbearers Wednesday at the funeral of their former col league Wiley B Rutledge The services will be held at All Souls Unitarian church here with the Rev A Powell Da vies offi ciating The courts newest member Tom C Clark will fly to Wash ington for the funeral from Cali fornia where he has been vaca tioning Justice Felix Frankfurter will come here from Maine Only Justices Stanley F Reed and Wil liam O Douglas have indicated they will be unablo to attend the services MAN ELECTROCUTED Davejiport Eyers of Davenport was electrocuted ac cidentally Monday afternoon Po lice Chief Les Jurgens said Eyers came into contact with a high voltage wire while operating a coal conveyor at a coal firms yards here SAME Black menni truffle death U pas 21 campaign when he stick with Switzer decided to Nab Swindler in Minnesota St Paul 69yearold Minneapolis man Tuesday was in dicted for a swindle scheme which a federal official said was as fantastic as any thing weve ever seen Evidence given a federal grand jury claimed the names of the late President Franklin D Roose velt and former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill were employed by the alleged swindler as comeons in separating vic tims from their savings Charged with mail fraud and sale of fraudulent stock was Ing wald S Steensland former cloth ing salesman from Hutchison Minn Steensland was arrested at his home Tuesday on the 7count in dictment and held under bond which he was expected to post shortly Assistant U S Attorney How ard Gclb claimed residents of Minnesota North Dakota South Dakota Iowa Wisconsin and Michigan are among those Steens land is accused of swindling Evidence shows Gelb said that Steensland claimed to head a cor poration founded under the Ca nadian Secret Corporations Act By JOHN 3 MEEHAN United Press Staff Correspondent Neurenbergr Germany The armyback down Tuesday and ad mitted that the air force de stroyed tanks invading from the east in war maneuvers Sun day Army Gen Philip E Gallagher chief umpire for the maneuvers assured the air force he had no intention of slurring pilots who repeatedly strafed enemy tank columns His statement appeared to end an interservices squabble that overshadowed the progress of the war games themselves The army and air force then got back to the business of destroying a supposed armored force striking deep into western Germany from Czechoslo vakia and sovietoccupied eastern Germany Offers to Go Home The quarrel among the com manders had reached the point where Brig Gen Charles F Born director of air force operations had threatened to take his planes and go home on grounds the air force was not getting enough credit It began Sunday when army tanks representing an enemy force withdrew across the Dan ube after being stopped in a thrust toward Munich Air force planes repeatedly strafed in the enemy columns Pilots reported they were so jammed along the autobahn that they were sitting ducks An air force communique claimed the an nihilation of the enemy force Land vs Air But army officers said the air force claims were unconfirmed Anyway they said to allow the air force claim to stand would spoil our maneuvers Monday night Gallagher at a AP Wirephoto HOTTEST SHOW OF THE SEASON ON general alarm fire gutted more than 300 feet of Atlantic Citys 1900 foot boardwalk early Tuesday morning Damage was estimated at Shown here are the roof and walls of the main ball room of the Million Dollar Pier after the fire had raced through the pleasure palace The pier for 43 years a beachfront landmark was closed for the winter No one was injured as 150 firemen fought aided by a gale sweeping seaward rather than along the board walk for more than 3 hours to bring the blaze under control public briefing praised the armys first division and the armored constabularly tanks for their part in the war games and passed over the air forces role Snapped Born If the Russians were coming u know the air force would have o stop them Tuesday Gallagher admitted 3orn was right We are convinced that aggres sor constabulary units using the autobahn Sunday were to all in tent and purpose destroyed Gal lagher said He apologized for the inability of his umpire to assess properly the air strikes by jet propelled F80 Shooting Stars and propel leVdriven Thunderbolts Estherville Yeast Plant Is Destroyed Estherville Midwest Yeast company plant here burned early Tuesday with damage to the plant and yeast machinery esti mated at The fire was discovered about 4 a m The partly insured build ing was expected to be a total loss The building Was formerly used by Sears and Roebuck for storage space and some machinery and implements were still stored there No estimate on damage to the machinery and implements was available United States Steel Makes No Comment Truman Pleased at Events to Date See Peaceful Solution Pittsburgh steel producing Goliaths began lining up Tuesday behind a presidential boards formula for peace in the nations most important basic in dustry But there was no from industry bellwether United States Steel corpquation S p o k e s m e n commented only that nothing do ing yet There wont be any steel strike for the next H maybe none at all The wage dispute that threatened to tie the nation in eco nomic knots apparently is headed for solution CIO United Steelworkers and the 5 major steel producers agreed to extension ofthestrike truce at request of President Truman The Steelworkers accepted rec ommendations of the presidents steei fact finding board even though it meant giving up a 4th round wage increase Truman Pleased The president is naturally gratified said the white house He is very much pleased with the way things have developed up to now Republican Steel Corporation of Cleveland the nations No 3 pro ducer was the first to announce willingness to bargain pensions as recommended by the presiden tial board in a 10cent hourly package not including wages Then No 4 and LaugMin Steel corporation of Pittsburgh suit ac cepting the peace plan as a basis for collective bargaining To Bargain March 1 J and L said it is prepared to undertake at once a joint study of pensions with the Steelworkers in anticipation of bargaining on this subject beginning March 1 next With respect to social insur ance benefits the statement addeed we will negotiate with the union for the purpose of reach ing a mutually acceptable agree ment The Wall Street Journal at the same time said only a slight in crease in labor costs will result if the recommended social insur ance program is put into effect The newspaper added that most steel companies now have some form of group Ufe insurance but less than half have company fi nancedaccident sicknessand hos pital and surgical benefits The Steelworkers dropped de mands for a 12i cent hourly wage increase with profound regret Murray said He said the demand was justified but said he would accept the boards recommendations in the pubiicin terest to end peacefully the un ions dispute with the steel indus try The board suggested the indus try finance a 6cent an hour pen sion fund and a 4cent an hour in surance plan but refused the un ions demand for a general wage increase Merle Potter Marries Berlin Girl Met on Army Assignment m Merle Potter 55 Minneapolis Tuesday was married to Miss Edith Geyler 29 Berlin Ger many whom he met while serving with the military government as a consultant on AmericanGerman relations The ceremony took place at the First Congregational church with the Rev Halsey Carstens officiat ing at a m one day follow ing the arrival of Miss Geyler by plane from Germany The couple was attended by Mr and Mrs Noble King Jones of Minneapolis with only immediate relatives present This was Mr Potters 2nd marriage Following the the wedding party was served a luncheon at the Euchre and Cycle club at the Hotei Hanford after which Mr and Mrs Potter left for Minneapolis where Mr Potter writes a column for a newspaper Mr Potter went to Germany after a colorful career as colum nist feature writer and dramatic editor on the Minneapolis Journal His appraisal of shows was used on theater marquees In Germany where he spent 5 years his lifewith the army was even more colorful as he endeav ored to establish a working re lationship between occupation forces and the German people He organized the famous inter MEKLE POTTER national Schornsteinfeger club which had a membership of 17000 composed of persons who an swered his appeal for clothes for destitute Germans Mr Potter is a native of Mason City the son of Mrs T A Potter and a brother of Mrs Frank Pearce fV ;