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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, October 13, 1949
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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER fO/TFD FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" HOME EDITION VOL. LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires (rive Cents a Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1949 This Paper Consists of Two Sections—Section On* N*. 4 START FILLING MILLION BUSHEL CRIB—This is a corn crib which will be able to hold a million bushels when completed. It is only half completed as yet but already trucks are bringing shelled corn to pile in the end under cover. The crib has a floor practically a square block in size under one roof. It is located just south of Hampton on the west side of highway 65 which shows in the picture. Harold Kramer, Hampton auto, truck and farm machinery deal- GIobe-Gazette Photo er, is building the big structure as a warehouse for corn acquired by the government under its loan and purchase agreement programs. The CCC pays 10 cents a bushel for storage and 41/2 cents a bushel for handling the corn in and out, the regular price to all elevators and warehouses. Kramer expects to store corn for 2 years and then move his business to the building. Denfeld in Attack on Def ense Setup LENGTH—This view gives some idea of the length of the Kramer corn crib. Note on the aerial view that only half the length of the roof is on. From left to right in the picture are, David J. Atkinson, member of the Franklin County Agricultural Conservation association (the old AAA); Harold Kramer, owner of the building; Gerald Crandall of Dohrmann and Crandall, Eldora contractors, and Ira M. Miller, chairman of the Franklin county ACA. Globe-Gazette /hotos WIDTH—This picture was taken from the doorway in the northwest corner of the building and shows Atkinson and Miller standing in the pile of corn which began arriving for storage "Wednesday. It shows the width of the building and about 10,000 bushels of corn piled against the west end. Miller believe^ that the building \vill be filled "next year if not this fall/' with some corn being hauled in from adjoining counties 1 . Parks Route Bid Made by C&S Airways Washington, (U.R)—Chicago and Southern Airways asked the civil aeronautics board Thursday to approve its application for authority to operate Parks Airlines because the 2 systems overlap. Company officials offered a map in evidence showing the Parks system duplicated 24 per cent of Chicago arid Southern's domestic mileage. They said duplication exists on the Chicago - Memphis leg of the' firm's -operation. Chicago and Southern's argument was similar to that made earlier by Mid-Continent Airlines which has applied for authority io merge with the Parks system. Mid-Continent testified that 20 per cent of its domestic mileage was duplicated by Parks. Meanwhile, Wisconsin Central Airways, which operates a feeder line system in Illinois and Wisconsin, pressed its claim to the Jwrth central segment of Parks „ said the north central was "a natural complc- ment to Wisconsin Central's present system" and could be operated more advantageously by it than any other applicant. Cerro Gordo Corn Support Set at $1.32 Cerro Gordo county's corn price support for the. 1949 crop will be $1.32, according to an announcement Thursday by Chairman H. E. Hazen of the Iowa Production and Marketing administration committee, Des Moines. Local AAA committee members said this %vas approximately the price expected. The price support rates for the crop vary from. $1.31 to $1.37 in Iowa. The bottom, rate of $1.31 will prevail in several counties in northwest Iowa, with the high of $1.37 going to farmers in Des Moines and Lee counties in the southeastern tip of the state. Hazen said the national rate would average $1.40, based on 90 per cent of parity as of Oct. 1, .1949. Loans and purchase agreements will be available to farmers from harvest time through May 31, 1950, and will mature July 31, 1950, one month earlier than usual in order to make deliveries well before harvest time in 1950. The rates by counties: $1.32—Emmet, Kossuth, Palo Alto, Hancock, Cerro Gordo, Humboldt, Wright. $1.33 —Winneb ago, Worth, Mitchell, Howard, Chickasaw, Franklin, Butler, Bremer, Hardin. $1.34—Winneshiek, Fayette. Shirley Temple Seeks Divorce FromJohnAgar Hollywood, (fP) —Shirley Temple's marriage-is on the rocks, her attorney announced Thursday. The 21-year-old actress and John Agar have separated, Attorney George Stahlman said, and he is drawing up divorce papers. He said the grounds have not been determined. A friend, however, said she probably will charge mental cruelty- "There is no career trouble," the friend said. The blond one-lime child star, who in recent years has made a come-back as an adult, married Agar, also an actor, Sept. 19, 1945. Their daughter, Linda, was born Jan. 30, 1948. There have been rumors for several days that all was not well with the marriage, but in recent night club and other public appearances the pair seemed completely happy. The curly-haired Shirley was an actress at 4, a star at 5, the No. 1 boxoffice attraction at 6 and for 4 straight years received -academy awards for the' best performance by a child. Then she ran into awkward early teens, but returned to the screen as a star again as she bloomed into young womanhood. Shirley's romance and subsequent marriage was followed by millions who had watched "Little Miss Marker" grow up. She was only 17 when she and Agar, then 24, were wed. He was a sergeant in the air forces, but shortly was released and quickly got film assignments. Canton to Be Given Up to Reds Hoiigr Kong, (ff) — Telephoned reports from Canton said nationalist forces Thursday night abandoned the south China city. Plans for all organized resistance ended within the provisional capital. Entry of communist troops is now awaited. Earlier information from Canton said troops had pulled out of Canton, but this was coupled with reports the nationalists had been ordered north to defend the city. But there was nothing as yet to indicate whether the nationalists were quitting the city under military pressure or whether they were attempting to reach escape coridors ahead of the swift moving red troops. Hope for Canton was gone. Like other major nationalist cities, the refugee capital appeared ready to be plucked by .the reds with lardly more than token resistance. Martial law was clamped on to prevent rioting and looting. Grim, dingy Chungking, 600 miles northwest, was officially proclaimed the ne\v capital, effective Saturday. All important government officials still in Canton, including Premier Yen Shi- shan, planned to leave by plane during the day. Arsonist Auto Dean Thompson of Clear Lake knew it had been an unseasonably warm fall but Thursday morning it was unseasonably hot in his car as he was driving over from Clear Lake to Mason City. A mile west of Mason City on highway 18 he looked down to see the floor boards on fire. Soon the cushions were in the act, too, but not Thompson. He had made his exit to the outside of the auto and drove it the last 2 miles to the Mason City fire station while standing on the running board. Firemen quelled the flames but they had already eaten out the interior of Thompson's 1934 Chevrolet. A defective muffler was given as the cause of the fire. India Cannot Stay Neutral, Nehru States Washington, (/P)—India's Prime Minister Nehru assured congress Thursday that his country "cannot be and shall not be neutral" in the event of any world aggression or threat to freedom. But he declared, in identical speeches prepared for the house and senate, : that,..."eveiy,prayer. that an Indian raises ends with an invocation to peace" and he indicated a possible parallel between India's foreign policy and Mahatma Ghandi's creed of passive resistance. The "father of India," said Nehru in his prepared address, "taught us a technique of action which was peaceful, and yet it was effective and yielded results which led us not only to freedom but to friendship with those with whom we were i until yesterday in conflict. "How far can that principle be applied to wider spheres of action? I do not know. For circumstances differ and the means to prevent evil have to be shaped and set to he nature of the evil. 'Yet I have no doubt that the jasic approach which lay behind hat technique of action was the •ight approach in human affairs and the only approach, that ultimately solves a problem satisfac- orily." Senate Turns Down Olds Appointment Refuse to Return Truman Choice to 3rd Term on FPC Washington, (/P)—A smarting 53 to 15 defeat on the reappointment of Federal Power Commissioner Leland Olds Thursday handed President Truman his 3rd — and sharpest—senate rebuff this year on an important nomination. Despite the pressure of party discipline which Mr. Truman marshalled behind the nominee, the senate refused overwhelmingly to return Olds to the commission for a 3rd term. Thfe vote came shortly after midnight. It followed weeks of debate which steadily mounted in heat and bitterness. Foe of Capitalism Opponents shouted that Olds is a foe of capitalism, that 20-years ago he wrote articles that helped promote communism. Senator Edwin C. Johnson CD- Colo.) called him "a warped, tyrannical, mischievous, egotistical chameleon whose predominant color is pink." Senators supporting the nomination countered with charges that private gas and oil interests were backing the fight against Olds. They pictured him as a devoted public servant trying to protect consumers by effective utility regulation. Refuses Comment Democratic Leader Lucas, of Illinois, refused to say, after the vote, what effect Mr. Truman's directions for the party to take the Olds fight back to the people had on the outcome. The president went all-out to win approval for Olds even after • . AP Wirephoto NOMINEE'S PHONE BUSY — Mrs. Eugenie Anderson, nomi- n a t e d by President Truman Wednesday to be U. S. ambassador to Denmark, gets long distance congratulations Wednesday night over an old fashioned rural telephone at her farm home, 5 miles from Rtd Wing, Minn. (Story on Page 2.) Sam Engel Gets Freedom With Reservations Chicago, (/P)—It with reservations, was freedom, Thursday for Sigmund (Sam) Engel, the diminutive, over-age wooer of wealthy widows. It was a tough fight—getting Massachusetts was the first state to ciety. form an historical so- House Stands by 90 Per Cent Support Plan Washington, (/P) — The house Thursday refused to accept the senate's bill to set up a flexible system for farm price supports. It stood by its own measure continuing the present program of 90 per cent of parity props for major crops. However, the house agreed to negotiate with the senate on a compromise, through a house-seriate conference committee. This committee may face a rugged tug-o- war between representatives of the 2 bodies before, any agreement is reached. QUADRUPLETS BORN Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., (£>)— Quadruplets were born here Thursday . to Mrs. Evelyn Hargreaves. All were girls and are reported "exceptionally w c 11." Their weights are not disclosed. Weather Report FORECAST Mason City: Pa/tly cloudy and cool Thursday night. Sunny Friday. High Friday about 67. Low Thursday night 34. Iowa: Fair and cooler Thursday night. Friday generally fair. Liow Thursday night 35 north to -40 south. Minnesota: Fair Thursday night and Friday, cooler Thursday night, somewhat warmer west and central Friday afternoon. Low Thursday night 28 to 32, north, to 32 to 36 south. High Friday mid 60's. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a. m. Thursday: Maximum 71 Minimum 44 At 8 a. m. 52 To Have Vote on Merger of Unions Charles City, (fP) —Merger proposals whereby the United Farm Equipment and Metal Workers of America, CIO, would join the United Electrical Workers, CIO, will be submitted to a national referendum of the FE membership, Charles Hobbie, Iowa district FE president, said here Thursday. Hobbie said the FE international executive board meeting in Chicago, III., Wednesday took the step following a recommendation of the International Harvester council of the FE. The referendum is to be held at the earliest possible date, according to the union official. Hobbie said the FE would become a part of the UE's farm equipment council under terms of the proposed merger. YEAR AGO: Maximum Minimum 64 35 SAME DATE—IMS—408 (Whit* fUf mean* n« lr»ffii dtathi to 24 k««ri) Olaf Elevator Bins Collapse Olaf — Two bins containing shelled corn collapsed at the Olaf elevator Thursday morning scattering some 25,000 bushels of grain on the ground. Olaf is in the northern part of Wright county. The elevator was just in the process of construction, the weight of the corn causing the bins to jive way before the structure was fully completed. The capacity of the elevator, which contains 9 bins, is more than 100,000 bushels. Everett Anderson, elevator manager, said the corn was being shoveled into boxcars and will be taken to other storage places while the bins are being repaired. Demos Ask Special Legislative Session Des Moines, (U.R)—Polk county young democrats Thursday asked Gov. William S. Beardsley to call a special session of the legislature to enact housing legislation. The group passed a resolution at a meeting here Wednesday night criticizing the republicans for not passing legislation enabling Iowa to receive federal aid under the federal , low-rent and slum clearance act. Tho resolution asked the governor to call a special session of the legislature to pass the enabling law. A spokesman for the group said they will urge other democratic groups to join them in sponsoring a state resolution calling for the special session. ?" senate commerce' committee had voted 12 to 2 against him. He made appeals directly to congress. Then he set the democratic national committee to raking the grass roots in support of the nominee. He asked that the party's national committeemen and democratic governors rally support for the nomination. New York's 2 republican senators were among those who spoke against Olds Wednesday night. Olds is a native of Rochester. Start Damage Suit Against Maley Estate Des Moines, (#")—Selection of a jury for the $22,500 damage suit against the estate of the late Walter F. Maley, Des Moines attorney, began Thursday in district court. The suit was filed against the estate by Anon B. Thornbury, Mason City, as administrator of the estate of his daughter, Joan Elizabeth Thornbury, 16, who was killed in an automobile accident on June 13, 1948. Maley's son, Thomas Maley, was :he driver of the car in which Miss Thornbury was killed. Young Maley was also killed. The suit was filed against the elder Maley's estate on the grounds that young Maley was driving the car with his father's permission. Administratrix of the Maley estate is Mrs. Irene H. Maley. The accident in which the 2 young people were killed and 2 others critically injured happened about 2 miles east of Ventura on U. S. highway 18. The 2 young couples were driving from Ventura to Clear Lake when young Maley failed to make a curve and the car went off the highway. Engel out of jail. But Attorney J. Edward Jones, after 3 months of trying, finally made it Wednesday. Then he immediately started working to put Engel back be-: hind bars. ..,.-., The dapper, little' 73 year old man, who has boasted of bilking wealthy widows out of millions, was released from jail on a total of $37,600 bonds. The last bond had been reduced from $10,000 to $100 on a federal charge. Earlier, bonds totaling $37,500 had been posted on 6 state charges of operating a confidence^game. But jail appeared a better place than out for Engel shortly after he was released. And if Jones follows through with his plans he hopes to have the graying Lothario back in the clink. He didn't succeed in his first attempts- but he said he's going to keep on try- Navy's Case Summed Up by Admiral Nimitz Questions Effectiveness of Atomic Weapons Washington, (/P) —Admiral Louis E. Denfeld, the navy's top officer, said Thursday the "view is often evident" in defense department councils that there should be no marine corps and no naval aviation. The chief of naval operations also told the house armed services committee that there has been "improper operation" of the military unification program. Denfeld sits in on policy making by the joint chiefs of staff as the navy's representative. Sums Up Case DenffId summed up the navy's whole case in the airing of a hot row in. the armed services over defense policies. His appearance in the witness chair capped arguments from a long string of admirals and other high navy .officers that present defense policies are putting too much reliance on the air force B- 36 bomber and the A-bomb. In the final setting of the stage for Denfeld, the navy had put in a statement from Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz advising that America's battle plans must assume "we will be less ready for war at its outbreak" than Russia. No Name Mentioned Nimitz did not mention Russia by name in a statement sent to the house armed services committee. But there was no mistaking what nation he had in mind in. speaking of "our probable oppo- COPS FOOEED Portland, Ore., (U.R)—A counterfeit $10 bill turned up in the cash register of the Portland police station's record bureau Wednesday. ing. Jones, wl,h John Lax, attorney for Jones' father, who posted most of the bonds, made 3 attempts to surrender Engel but failed. The attorneys, and Engel were tossed out of a-federal courtroom when they asked to have Engel's $100 bond revoked. Jones and Lax made their moves to put Engel back in jail over his protest of having 3 bodyguards— working around the clock. Jones threatened to revoke the $100 bond. He wanted the bodyguards to assure Engel's apear- ance in court Oct. 24 on the first of the state charges. nent" in event of war. He questioned the effectiveness of the atom bomb and urged that it "riot be considered as our main weapon of offense." Strange Loot Oneonta, N. Y., (/P)—Shoe Salesman M. L. Holt of Scotia \yonder- ed Thursday what the thief who stole 3 cases of samples from his car would do with the loot. It included 48 shoes, all for the right foot, and §40 worth of woolen socks, none of which match. Lewis Tells of New Coal Pay Demand White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. (£>) —John L. Lewis disclosed .Thursday that his contract demands on soft coal operators would cost 30 to 35 cents a ton more than now. He said the industry could absorb it out of profits. Lewis, at a 75-minu'te hews conference, went into an exhaustive outline of his .theory that powerful financial and 'steel Jnterests were determined to hold up a coal settlement'until they "battled it out" in steel. The UMW president said that, if the government must intervene and take over the coal pits, it should order a "bonafide seizure" by running the mines for the benefit of the people instead of the mine owners. Lewis said that past seizures of the coal mines had- been "make believe, papier-mache affairs." He told reporters he was not suggesting seizure and declared: "We are willing to fight this out. The mine workers have whipped these operators and are willing to do it again." New $100 STOLEN Albin, •(£») — The Henry Erunker tavern was broken into early Wednesday and more than $100 was taken from the cash register. 12 American Crewmen Die in B-50 Crash in England Isleham, England, (U.R) An American air force "world girdling" B-50 bomber on a live bombing mission crashed and exploded in heavy fog Thursday, killing all 12 crew members. The big 4-engine plane, bound for the bomb range on Heligoland from the U. S. air force base at Lakenheath, plunged to the ground on a farm one mile outside this Cambridgeshire village. "It sounded like the war all over again," said Abel Watkins, a farmer who lives 6 miles away from the crash scene. Although the B-50 is a modified bomber of the B-29 type designed especially to carry the atom bomb, the planes based in Britain are understood to have been engaged in live bombing tests with conventional missiles. The huge'ships are capable of flying around the world if refueled in flight, a technique demonstrated recently by a B-50 which made a non-stop flight around the globe. An air force spokesman confirmed that the plan* was carrying e load of live bombs. He said he did not know how heavy the bomb load was but that the B-50 was capable of carrying about 10,000 pounds. Paternity Suit Filed Against Charles Cityan Charles City, (#) — A .paternity suit against Gordon E. Churchill, Charles^ City night club operator, was filed m district court here Thursday by Monica Smith, Nora Springs. District Judge Tom Boynton issued a $2,000 writ of attachment without bond asked by the defendant in her petition. Miss Smith charged in her petition that Churchill is the father of a daughter, born Dec. 27, 1947. She further stated that she and Churchill are not and have not been mirried. A judgment for care, support and maintenance of the child is asked by Miss Smith. Gartner KUes Set — Funeral services for Charles Gaffney, 57, will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at the Champion l"uneral home, the Rev. Orville Mellquist officiating. Burial will be in the Osage cemetery.,He died Wednesday at a hospital ia Fort Dodge. He leaves the widow, a son, 2 sisters and 3 brother*.

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