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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER fD/TFO FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" VOL. LVI HOME EDITION umif Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires (Five Cents a Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 19*9 This Paper Consists of Two Sections—Section One SMASHES INTO STORE—The car in the foreground careened across 2 curbs, smashed Into, the Cedar Rapids grocery store window in the background and rolled into the gutter. The 3 occupants were hospitalized for lacerations.- Chicago and Southern Hits Merger Plan Washington, (U.R)— Chicago and Southern Air Lines Wednesday protested" the proposed merger of Mid-Continent Airlines and' Parks Airlines. It said such a combination would divert business .from its own Chicago-Memphis route. In -a statement presented at a civil aeronautics board hearing on the Parks-Mid-Continent merger application,. Chicago and Southern said practically all of its business ",'would be subject to diversion" where the 2 lines paralleled each other. Under the merger proposal, Parks and .. Mid-Continent , would operate^ between Chicago a'rid Memphis and intermediate points. Officials of Chicago -and'South- ern said a similar diversion of business would occur if an application, of Braniff Airlines were approved 1 , by CAB. The Braniff Jine, which, is -seeking authority io operate .the Parks system, would also parallel Chicago and Southern's north-south route. , Chicago and Southern is one of 10 airlines, seeking all or a portion of the Parks system. Seven of the group have applied for authority to operate the Mississippi valley segment, excluding north central and Great Lakes areas. King Backs Halsey in Attack on B-36 ds "Siege" Weapon Washington, (AP) — Salty Fleet Admiral William F (Bull) Halsey scoffed at the air forces' big B-36 bonibei Wednesday as a "siege" weapon. He said it can't .stop an enemy arid likely would never stop anything except bullet; from fighter planes. Grizzled and gray, Halsey was before the house armed services committee as the navy put its top sea dogs of the last war into its fight against a military policy that cuts Acheson Sees Progress on Austria Pact Washington, (JP) — Secretary of State-Acheson told the senate foreign relations committee Wednesday "a good deal of progress" has been made with Russia on an Austrian peace treaty. Talking "with newsmen after a closed-door session, Senator Connally (D.'-Texas), committee chairman said Acheson advised the senators that the United States and Russia have agreed informally that Austria will have her pre-war boundaries. ' ' ] "This will mean," Connally said, "that Austria will have the same boundaries' she had before Hitler marched'in. 1 ' • ; . ... . • Connally said Acheson reported "substantial ' progress has been accomplished" .toward the Austrian treaty, but he added that questions of Danube shippiing, reparations, and. ownership of German- controlled property in Austria remain to be settled. Connally also said Acheson gave a "complete report" on the entire Asiatic situation and discussed "the probable recognition" later of a 'communist government in China. "There has been no recognition," Connelly said,.adding he did not wish to go into the question further. • Connally said Ambassador-at- Large Phillip Jessup is planning to go to China for an on-the-spit study of the China situation. Minton Sworn In to Supreme Court Washington, (IP) —Sherman Minton took the oath as a justice of the U. S. supreme court Wednesday in a White house ceremony. down on and builds* up a big B-36 bomber force. ! Backing Halsey up with a statement was Fleet Admiral Ernest J. King, wartime chief of naval operations who is ill, but" still punching for the navy. The navy also had a statement from Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz to be put in later. Wants Carrier And it sandwiched in a direct plea from Capt. A. A. Burke, present assistant chief of naval operations, , for reinstatement of the navy's thwarted plans to build a flush-desk super-aircraft carrier. Halsey's general argument was that the need in event of war will be for fast planes which can har- rass'an enemy's armies, knock out bridges and disrupt his transport. He said that by-passing the armies and hammering at urban centers far to the reaY would not stop an army. If military history shows one thing, Halsey said, it is this: "Siege operations have never succeeded against an enemy while that enemy possessed troops in the field which could attack the besieging forces." Siege Operation. Bombing cities and industries— the navy says that is all the B-36 could do—is essentially a siege operation, Halsey said. King said that any war or peace plans that deprive the navy of its fighting strength "will become the plans for our own defeat." Like Halsey, King said the far- flying high-altitude bomber is being "overemphasized" and he pounded on the theme that the national security requires highly mobile naval forces, with a hard- hitting air arm. Order Czechs to Surrender All Firearms Prague, Czechoslovakia, (#") — The communist-led, government, rounding up. thousands of political suspects in a giant police ( operation, Wednesday night ordered Czechs to surrender all privately owned firearms. Prague citizens formed long lines at police stations to surrender licensed guns. Some said they had been summoned urgently to report for a "revision" of their firearms licenses. When they appeared they learned a revision really meant a revocation and they had to leave their guns. The inference was that the government feared to leave guns in private hands. Even such relatively harmless weapons as air rifles were taken. Reliable sources reported, meanwhile, that arrests in the provinces outside Prague were aimed at a suspected underground, preparatory to trials which will attempt to link the underground to the Catholic church. Says Russia Trying to Fool Public Austin Attacks Red Demand for Count of U. S. Atomic Bombs Lake Success, (/P) — Russia has renewed he* demand for a world wide count of atomic bombs by the United Nations. U. S. Delegate Warren Austin called the soviet move "another attempt to fool the public." The soviet demand was made by Deputy Foreign Minister Jakob Malik late Tuesday in the U. N. security council. It called for a tally of all weapons, from atom bombs to airplanes and artillery, from battleships to bayonets. Each nation would report on its own weapons under Malik's proposal, with no provision for checking on the truth of the statements. Warren Austi*-, U. S. delegate who is this month's chairman of the council, did not answer Malik on the floor. But immediately after the meeting he told newsmen: "A census of weapons without verification is meaningless. This is another attempt to fool the public." Nothing New "The proposal for the addition of atomic bombs to the census adds nothing new," Austin said. "It continues to reflect an unwillingness on the part of the Soviet Union to recognize the real nature of the atomic problem." The Russian proposal was not acted on and Malik refused to go into detail on it when he spoke to newsmen after the meeting. Malik was directly asked if Russia has atomic weapons. He answered, "Read the Tass communication." That soviet press agency said on Sept. 25 that the Russians have atomic weapons at their disposal. The agency statement -followed disclosure by President Truman that en atomic explosion took place recently in Russia. First Statement Malik's statements Tuesday in the security council took on added interest because .it was the first Russian statement of atomic policy since Mr. Truman's disclosure. Malik returned to the United States from. Moscow after the news broke. lexible Price Plan Okayed by Senate AP'Wirephoto MURRAY ADDRESSES STEELWORKERS—CIO and United Steel workers President Philip Murray is shown as he opened his pep stumping tour before 15,000 cheering steelworkers in Youngstown, Ohio, Tuesday. Murray predicted an early victory for the workers in his first talk of a series that will take him to the major steel cities. His resolution demanding' the over-all tally was the first time that Russia has put its demand into a formal resolution. But the Russians have always opposed moves for an arms census unless it includes atomic weapons and have always said they should be outlawed. A few minutes before Malik made his proposal, he cast Russia's 39th veto in the security council to kill a French proposal for conventional arms-counting— excluding the a-bomb—and the establishment of confidence among nations. It did not include atomic weapons, Malik complained. Minton, a •enator and former democratic "new dealer" from Indiana, was sworn in by Chief Justice Vinson. President and Mrs. Truman and scores of other notables were present. The ceremony took place on the •orch just outside Mr. Truman's Office before around 400 persons gtanding in the rose garden. Report Progress in MoPac Dispute St. Louis, (U.R)—Negotiators reported "new progress" Wednesday toward ending the 33-day-old strike of Railroad Brotherhoods which has tied up>the Missouri Pacific railroad. They entered the 3rd consecutive day of direct talks with approximately 75 of the 282 grievances that caused the strike on Sept. 9 understood to be settled. Sarlier, Roy E. Davidson, spokesman for the 4 striking unions, had said "quite a few" had been decided. The pattern of the talks was set ay a conference of governors and representatives from 8 states served by the Mo-Pac last week. Displaced Persons Bill Goes to Senate Washington, (JP) — The senate judiciary committee finally turnec loose the displaced persons bill Wednesday, opening the way for a senate vote. But the measure, voted out 7 to 3 over opposition from Chairman McCarran (D.-Nev.) who is in Europe, goes to the floor withou any recommendations one way or the other on whether it shoulc pass. The house-passed measure would let more of Europe's homeless enter this country. Wednesday's action boosted thi administration's chances of get ting the bill enacted before con gross adjourns, although a bitte floor fight is In prospect. Charged With Killing Husband Knoxville, (/P) — Mrs. Frances Gasparovich Wednesday was held to the Marion county grand jury n an open charge o"f murder in he shooting of her husband, John, VIonday night. Counsel for the woman waived ireliminary hearing in a justice ourt. County • Attorney Will Hardin aid Mrs. Gasparovich would go Before the grand jury the latter >art of this week or early next week. She will ;be held in jail until her appearance before the ;rand jury. 6 Persons Killed in 2-Car Crash St. Joseph, Mo.; (/P)—Six persons, including one Iowa, werej Killed in a 2-car collision on highway 169 near King City, Mo., Tuesday night The lowan who was injured fatally was Mrs. George Hunt, about 50, of Redding, Iowa. She was riding with her brother-in- law, Merle Sisk', 50, her sister, Virgie Sisk, 49, wife of Merle, and her nephew, Gale D. Sisk, 29, all of whom also were killed . The Sisks all live in Grant City, Mo., and along with Mrs. Hunt had been visiting a Missouri relative. Also killed were James Mahoney, 27, and Ernest Colvin, 48, both of Albany, Mo., who were in the other car. A 3rd man in the 2nd car was hurt critically. IDENTIFY BODY Davenport, (U.R)—A body recovered late Tuesday from the Mississippi river in West Davenport was identified Wednesday as that of Wilbur Grogan, 62, resident of a county home at Rock Island, 111. Scott County Coroner Leslie Banning said Grogan apparently died of a. heart attack. However, he planned an inquest. 58 Group Air Force Opposed by President Washington, (/P)—P resident Truman Wednesday . renewed, his opposition to a 58-group air force at a white house conference with members of the senate appropriations committee. The senators told newsmen afterward, however, that the President suggested he would accept the house position on funds for stockpiling of strategic materials. The 2 controversies are holding up passage of an appropriations bill carrying funds for all the armed services. Senate Democratic Leader Lucas (111.) who participated in the conference, said Mr. Truman was standing by his position in favor of a 48-group air force, instead of the 58 groups insisted upon by the house, because of the "savings of $741,000,000." Lucas and the other senators, including Wherry (Nebr.), the republican floor leader, said Mr. Truman did not say he would veto a bill carrying the house version. The outcome of the conference at the white house left the future of the bill as uncertain as ever. Wherry, who supported both the 48-group air force and the $271,000,000 senate cut in the house figure for stockpiling, indicated that he would not yield on either count. Denies Bolt of Leftist CIO Unions Washington, (JP)— Talk that left- wing CIO unions may break away and: form/; a 3rd major labor organization ran into a denial Wednesday by a labor leader named as one of the key planners of such a move. Grant Oakes, president of the Farm Equiment Workers (FE), said it isn't true that he and others FE officials voted secretly to bring their union into another left-wing outfit which is slated for ouster from the CIO. Oakes' denial, carried by the Chicago Sun - Times, Conflicted sharply with a statement issued Tuesday through the CIO by Peter Aversa of Auburn, N. Y., a member of the FE executive board.' Aversa said the board had voted secretly in Chicago 2 weeks ago in favor of such a merger, with the aim of setting up a 3rd big Murray Predicts Victory for Union in Steel Strike Pittsburgh. (AP)—Philip Murray says the nationwide steel strike will end soon—with complete victory for his men in their fight for free pensions and insurance. "I assure you that before very long we will all be happy," Murray said in a fighting address at Youngstown, Ohio. It was his first talk of a a : pep tour* labor organization to rival the right-wing CIO and AFL. Both Charles Hobbie. Iowa district FE president at Cedar Rapids, and John Watkins, Mississippi district FE president at Rock Island, 111., said Tuesday that no FE executive board vote was taken on the merger proposal. Peace of Mind Moline, 111., (U.R)—A South Carolina man who said he burglarized only churches because he found "peace of mind" in them waited in jail Wednesday for a police court hearing. The man said he was James C. Jones, 30, of Greenville, S. Car., when the wife of the Bethel Methodist church- pastor reported seeing him leave the church early Tuesday morning. Jones admitted breaking into 3 Moline churches in the last week because "they are the only place where I can find peace of mind." James Hunt Goes Out of Business Washington, (U.R)—Senator Clyde R. Hoey, D., N. Car., disclosed Wednesday that James V. Hunt, whose activities touched off the senate "5 per center" investigation, is going out of business as a management counselor — on doctor's advice. Huey, chairman of a senate subcommittee which conducted the inquiry, also announced that his subcommittee will not hold any more hearings this year on Washington's "influence industry," but that more public hearings are likely next year. Weather Report FORECAST Mason City: \Cl^ar and not so cool Wednesday night. Thursday partly clou&y and mild. Low Wednesday night 35 to 40. High Thursday mid 70's. Iowa: Fair and warmer Wednesday night. Thursday partly cloudy, turning cooler west portion. Low Wednesday night 4550. Minnesota: Mostly cloudy north, partly cloudy south through Thursday. A few scattered showers northwest portion Wednesday light and northeast portion early Thursday. Warmer Wednesday night. A little copier north portion Thursday. Low Wednesday night 38 to 44, high Thursday 62 north to 66 south. IN M^SON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at G a. :r,. Wednesday: to take him to several of the nation's steel centers. There was no reply from industry to Murray's optimism—or to his charges industry had forced 454,000 of his men to strike. The U. S. conciliation service went ahead setting up separate meetings with union and top industry leaders in an effort to end the strike. The first session is scheduled with Bethlehem Steel Corporation Thursday at New York. Worried Over Crisis ' The conciliation service also kept an eye on reopening of contract talks Wednesday between soft coal operators and the striking 380,000 United Mine Workers. It's worried over the approaching crisis as the result of the 24 day old coal strike. Iron Age, the national metalworking weekly, says if real collective bargaining does not take place soon, the country can look for one of the worst tieups in its history "because it will knock recovery efforts of the economy into a cocked hat." Even as Murray was speaking to 15,000 cheering strikers Tuesday, the International Harvester company laid off about 3,500 em- ployes at its Chicago McCormick plant because of depleted steel supplies. That brought the total of men strike-idled in related industries to more than 50,000—including 41,000 on coal and steel- hauling railroads. Cut Train Service The Milwaukee railroad announced it is temporarily reducing some of its passenger train service to conserve coal. Murray left little doubt he'll go right down the line to get free pensions and insurance. Industry has offered him a 10-cent hourly package but insists the workers chip in. Murray says no to that— he contends such a program would, in effect, be a pay slash as it would reduce his workers' take- home pay. Though no new negotiating sessions are scheduled in the steel, dis 1 pute, the soft coal operators wen to West Virginia 'Wednesday to confer with UMW representatives Southern operators came to Charleston a day early and their leader gave no sign of giving in to John L. Lewis who wants an increase in 20-cent royalty payments to his welfare and pension fund. Washington, (/P)— President Truman told a group of Latin Amerf- an diplomats, Wednesday that tht United States is committed to the ixercise of -representative demo- racy" in the western hemisphere "" «\e president made this appar- .. reference to Latin American military dictatorships in a statement to the ambassadors to the :ouncil of the organization of American states. jaid a brief visit Maximum Minimum At 8 a. m. YEAR AGO: Maximum Minimum 56 33 47 53 40 CORNPICKING is going to be lots of work and lake a maximum of co-operation in North Iowa this fall because of the storm. Farmers who need help and any men and boys willing to work should register with the Iowa Employment service, 19 3rd N. E., in Mason City. The Mason City office serves Winnebag*. IJ*n- cock, Worth, Cerro Gordo and Franklin counties. Adjoining- districts are served by offices at Charles City and Algona. Latin Envoys Hear Truman Body Passes Long-Range Farm Bill « •* * • Measure Returns to House, Which Voted for Rigid Supports Washington, (ff>) — A sliding- scale system of government price supports under major farm products . won senate approval Wednesday. After weeks of angry arguments that split party lines, the senators sent the so-called "price stabilization" act back to the house which has adopted a different plan. Passage was by voice vote. Another bitter struggle between the senate and house over what's best for the farmer—especially during the 1950 congressional election year—now looms. And an apparent disagreement between President Truman and 2 of his chief senate lieutenants threatens to cloud the issue for the demo- next year's campaign. Both the president and - Vice President Barkley are said to,favor continuance of the '.wartime level of farm price props now existing. Anderson Plan Senator' Anderson (D-N. Mex.), former secretary of agriculture, is author of the senate's bill and Democratic Leader Lucas (Ill.> backed it. Back in July, the house voted o retain 90 per cent of parity price supports under cotton, wheat, corn, rice, tobacco and peanuts during 1950. The house also re- ained present supports vmder a ong list of other commodities: The senate bill would allow 90 per cent of parity, supports for tobacco whenever growers 'voted controls but would' 'permit-''supports for tobacco whenever growers voted controls but would permit supports to vary from 00 to 75-per cent on the: other basic crops. ' . : Under Controls For. next year, tobacco, wheat, The diplomats to the white louse in observance of Columbus day, a holiday throughout Latin America. "We in the inter-American sys- :em," Mr. Truman said in his prepared statement, "subscribe fully p the principle of non-interven- iqn in the internal or external affairs of any American republic. "At the same time, we are definitely committed to the proposi- ion that our solidarity and high aims are fostered by the exercise of representative democracy in the American states. I am confiden :hat you will continue to provide nspiring leadership toward the achievement of those aims." The western hemisphere's desire for security, Mr. Truman said, "is not primarily in order that our lives may remain unchanged, but that we may progressively realize our vast possibilities. "It is this spirit which motivates the growing exchange of technical knowledge and skill that has been taking place among our countries. "We look forward to an even more vigorous technical co-operation through all available channels, including the United Nations and its specialized agencies. We intend increasingly to help one another in the effort of each to help himself." . >' corn and 'cotton probably would stay at the 90 per cent level, since they presumably will be under production controls. In passing'; the variable support, bill Wednesday the senate followed a prediction made Wednesday •morning:by Senator Lucas. Lucas gave his forecast to reporters after a brief conference with President Truman. He said at the same time that he now sees no chance for congress to adjourn by Saturday night. Patrol Launching Tail Light Drive DCS Moines, (/P) — The Iowa highway patrol is launching a special drive to enforce the law requiring all vehicles to have lighted tail lights during hours of darkness. At a meeting of patrol supervisors here Tuesday, Patrol Chief S. 'N. Jespersen ordered an immediate, statewide enforcement" and education campaign on tail lights. Jespersen said ^he need for adequate rear warning lights is imperative during the fall months because of the increased amount of farm equipment on highways during the corn picking season. Communists Lose 10 Norwegian Assembly Seats Oslo, Norway, (U.R)—Norwegian voters in Monday's election chopped the communist parliamentary bloc from 11 members down to one, final distribution of assembly seats showed Wednesday. The governing labor party of Premier Einar Gerhardsen gained all 10 seats lost by the communists, raising labor strength in parliament from 76 to 86. This gives Gerhardsen an 11-man majority in the 150-seat parliament. The new parliament: Labor, 86 seats, a gain of 10; Liberals, 22 seats, a gain of 2; Conservatives, 21 seats, a loss of 4; Agrarians ,12 seats, a gain of 2; Christian People's Party, 8 seats, unchanged; and Communists, one seat, a loss of 10. Killed in Crash of Car and Motorcycle Sioux City, (ff) — A Bronson youth was killed Tuesday night in a motorcycle-car collision. He was Robert Marion Smith, 22. Police said the motorcycle Smith was riding and a car driven by Harold C. Engel, 22, of South Sioux City, Nebr., collide'd headon on the Grand Avenue viaduct leading to the city's downtown district KILLED UNDER TRAIN Dnbaaoe, (£>)_An unidentified man was killed Tuesday when a freight train started as he was crawling beneath one of the cars, Coroner Norbert Behr reported. , SAME DATE—.lH*r~4M (Black n»j •«»•( trim* 4<mt> U j*rl

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