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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" HOME EDITION 111)111 VOL. LVI Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires (Five Cents a Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1949' This Paper Consists o£ Two Sections—Section On« No. * Says Reds Can Fe High Altitude Craft Truman Asks Quick Accord on Farm Bill Washington, (JP) — President Truman called democratic congressional leaders to the white house Tuesday and urged them to reach a quick agreement on the farm bill. The congressional delegation members were silent as they strode out of the white house after an hour-long conference in Mr. Truman's office. Differences among Mr. Truman's leadership in the senate on farm price supports have imperiled passage of a new farm measure. Presidential Secretary Charles •BEAUTIFUL STORM—The hurricane winds which struck North Iowa Monday brought thousands of opportunities for the photographers, most of the pictures showing destruction. But Clear Lake residents who had the time and inclination could see beauty in the storm too, as the picture shows. Even here there is destruction, however. A rowboat is sunk beside the clock which is being battered by loose timbers. G. Ross told reporters afterwards that no agreement was reached at the white house parley. "The president asked them to get together on a bill he can sign," Ross said. "He asked them to adjust their differences." Ross would not say what sort of bill Mr. Truman would sign, however. When asked if the president would veto an unsatisfactory bill Ross replied "You may make whal implications you please." Rep. Cecil F. White (D.-Cal.-) said Monday, after a talk at the white house, that Mr. Truman strongly supported legislation providing price supports of 90 pei cent of parity on basic crops. HURRICANE POWER—The power of the wind Monday ' was demonstrated on the new CCC corn bins being erected for the Gerro Gordo county AAA in Mason City. With nothing but the bare .steel framework to take hold of, the wind pushed the steel over and, left it in a twisted mass on the Farmers Calling for Help to Harvest Wind-Battered Corn ground. Note that the partially completed bin in the background had enough plates on the sides to brace it against the wind.and suffered no damage. The bins are located just east of the M. and St. L. railroad tracks and south of 3rd N. E. No Blame Is Placed in Fdrrestal Death Washington, (JP) — A navy board has absolved "any person or persons in the naval service" of fault or negligence in the death of former Secretary of Defense James Forrestal. Forrestal, who retired from office in March, leaped to his death May 22 from a tower at the naval hospital in Bethesda, Md. He was admitted to the hospital April 2 suffering from what naval medical authorities described as "operational fatigue." Navy Secretary Matthews made public the board's findings Tuesday but made no mention of the delay of more than 4 months in doing so. _ __ Weather 'Report FORECAST Mason City: Partly cloudy through Wednesday. Low Tuesday night near 38. High Wednesday near 72. Iowa: Generally fair and cooler Tuesday night. Wednesday mostly fair. Low Tuesday 40 northwest to 45 southeast. low'a 5-day weather outlook: Temperatures will average 3 to 5 degrees above normal. Normal high near 68, normal low 44. Precipitation will average near one-half inch. Mild Wednesday. A little warmer Thursday with rain likely to begin Thursday. Rain ending Friday <fnd turning a little cooler. Warmer by Sun' day, with showers likely. Minnesota! Clearing and cooler Tuesday night. Wednesday increasing cloudiness and warmer Low Tuesday night 20 to 35 north, 35 south. High Wednesday 60'to 65 south. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather tics of the 24 hours ending m. Tuesday: Maximum Minimum At 8 a. m. Precipitation *EAR AGO: Iflaximum Minimum statis- at 8 a. - d ' •>" 43 Des Moines, (JP)— The Iowa state employment office here reported Tuesday that it was receivingr a flurry of calls from farmers who want workers to help them harvest their wind- battered corn crop. Merle Staley, farm placement representative for the office which covers 6 central counties, said he had 5 long: distance calls for help during his first hour at work Tuesday. The Missouri employment office has been asked to send farm hands to Iowa if any are available. A mighty storm with hurricane- strength winds left the midwest and west Tuesday and'roared north into the Canadian wilderness. Gales that sometimes hit 100- miles-an-hour lashed The Plains and Great Lakes Monday as warm air from the south collided with strong breezes tearing down from the Canadian Rockies. Heavy rains swept vast sections, pouring tons of water from thick cloud banks. Temperatures, which had been setting new highs for the season, tumbled as the wind and rain struck. Storm Turned North The warm southern air turned the storm back to the north and Tuesday it was rushing into the area surrounding Hudson Bay, The storm brought no relief, however, to the sweltering east where temperatures soared toward record maximums for the 2nd day in a row. Forecasters said the heat wave would linger "for as far as we can see ih the future." Thousands of New Yorkers sought relief from the humid heat with autumn swims at Coney Island. The midwest, assessing millions of dollars in damage to crops and buildings from the winds, had normal autumn weather with a band of showers stretching from Missouri northeasterly to Michigan. 100 Miles an Hour The winds reached their peak of 100 miles an hour in Minnesota and all roads in the southern half of the state were declared unsafe because of fallen trees and wires. Airlines halted traffic for a time. Three persons were injured by a falling chimney at a Minneapolis hotel. A bank building was unroofed at FEW Rebels Against CIO, . But Now Faces Inner Revolt Washington, (AP)-—Leaders of the Farm Equipment Workers have rebelled directly against the CIO. Now they :ace a counter-revolt within their own union. Some top men in the CIO say formation of a 3rd labor Central Line Presses Claim on Parks Route Washington, (U.R)—Central Airlines presses its claim Tuesday in the fight for authority to operate the Parks Airline system in th Mississippi valley. Central representatives were scheduled to testify before th civil aeronautics board. Mid-Continent Airlines Monday finishec more than a week of argument in support of an application to merg> with Parks airlines overall oper ation, including North Central Great Lakes and Mississippi val ley segments. Airlines competing for the Mississippi segment of the Parks system besides Mid-Continent and Central are Ozark, Southern Bus Lines, Continental, Braniff, and Chicago and Southern. Meanwhile, Parks Airlines has announced it is ready to inaugurate the line with single-engined equipment, in event its proposed merger with Mid-Continent is denied by the board. Whether Parks would be permitted to operate the line was still in doubt since CAB had set July 1, 1949, as the deadline for inaugurating the route. Parks was certificated to operate 3 years ago but failed to do so. Action on the Parks deadline issue, however, has been held up by CAB pending a decision on the merger proposal. Continental Airline's director, C. C. West, Monday summed up iis firm's claim to the controversial Mississippi segment inastate- nent which contended Conti- icntal "is better suited than others to conduct a true feeder type operation." 'ederation made up of left- J wingers and communist sympathizers is the long-range ssue. The leader of the counter-move nside the farm equipment workers organization agrees, and the CIO promised him help Tuesday. A top CIO official disclosed the first overt move Tuesday—he told a reporter the farm equipment workers leadership in a secret meeting at Chicago between Sept. 27 and Sept. 30 voted to merge with the United Electrical Workers. Both unions are under so- called left-wing leadership. The last CIO convention authorized President Philip Murray to deal with rebels in the farm equipment union. The CIO executive board later ordered the group, headed by Grant Oakes, to merge with Walter Reuther's United Auto Workers. Instead, a CIO officfal said Tuesday, the union's leaders voted at Chicago to go in with the more sympathetic leadership of the Electrical Workers. The counter-insurgent is Peter Aversa of Auburn, N. Y., president of district 6 of the Farm Equipment union. He said Tuesday that he attended the Chicago meeting, then returned to his district and told local BULLETINS Washington, (AP)—The agriculture depart ment Tuesday estimated I h"i s year's corn crop at 3,476,986,000 bushels, the 2nd largest of record. Chicagro, <U.P.)—Federal Judge Walter J. La Buy declared a mistrial Tuesday in the $28,000,000 mail fraud and conspiracy case against would-be Automobile Manufacturer Preston Tucker and 7 associates. Tax Unit Takes New Stand on News Releases Des Moines, (U.R)—The state tax commission, accused last month of "censorship" by Iowa daily newspaper editors, said Tuesday that department heads now "will be held responsible" for information released to the press. . Editors of 30 Iowa-dailies ob- unions what had been done. The | j ec ted recently when the tax corn- locals, taking in New o.orK si.aie, mission announced that its em- voted to reject the Chicago action, Aversa said, and told him to fight. Aversa said in a statement that a 3rd labor federation is to be formed by the left-wing groups as soon as they are out of the CIO. They are almost certain to be thrown out at the Cleveland convention of the CIO Oct. 31. Ex-Hampton Ball Player Goes to Ja/7 Sioux City, (JP) —The U. S. dis- rict attorney's office said Tuesday that Donald McClellan Hummel, 28-year-old semi-pro base- jail player, has been sentenced to 2 years in federal prison. Hummel, previously scheduled o be arraigned here Tuesday, was sentenced at Fort Dodge, Oct. 6 on 3 counts, the district attorney's office said. Hummel, arrested near Hamp:on, where he played baseball under the name of Kenneth Paul O'Dea, pleaded guilty to 2 counts of transporting forged securities and to one count of violating the "ederal car theft act. The government said the of- "enses took place between North Platte, Nebr., and Wichita, Kans., on Nov. 7, 1947. He was sentenced by Federal Judge Henry N. Gra- Globe-Gazette Photos MEMENTO OF STORM—Com husks, grass and weeds were blown into long plumes along the telephone wires in Monday's windstorm. This picture was taken along the highway a half mile west of the Mason City Country club. Wabash, Minn., 8 airplane hangars collapsed at Fairmont and all electric service was cut off for a time at Red Wing. Another hangar was blown over at Redwood Falls. In Wisconsin, 85-mile-an-hour winds blew over a police radio tower at Eau Claire and ripped the roo£ off a fairgrounds building at Rhinelander. At LaCrosse, the copper sheathing was torn roof. from the library A. J. Robinson, farmer 3 miles east of Decorah, Iowa, was in a hospital at Decorah Tuesday morning with serious injuries suffered Monday afternoon when the wall of a building blew over onto him during the windstorm. TAKE OPTOMETRY TEST Des Moines, (JP) — Twenly-five iccent graduates of optometry college? are taking the 3-day examination for state licenses given by the state tnard of optometry examiners. The examination ends Wednesday. No W/7/st/e St. Joseph, Mo., (JP) —A whistle in his mouth, 2 year old Hamilton Connell stumbled on the run and fell. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Connell of Cameron, Mo., picked him up. But they couldn't find the whistle. They surmised he might have swallowed it. After waiting a week in vain for the whistle to appear, the parents brought Hamilton to the hospital here. A surgeon pper^ccl Monday and removed a nickel. The Connels are still looking for the whistle. CAN APPEAL FINES Ames, (JP) —President Friley of Iowa State college has set up an appeals board for campus traffic fines. He said it would give students who think they have been treated unfairly a chance to appeal their fine. Bill Raising Payments to Vets Signed .Washington, (JP) —A bill raising veterans compensation and disability payments fay more than $112,000,000 a year was signed by President Truman Monday. The veterans administration estimated that 2,024,000 veterans of the first and 2nd world wars and of the Spanish American war would be affected under the section liberalizing disability and death payments. Backers of the bill contended the increases are necessary to meet the increased cost of living. World war one veterans with disabilities legally presumed to be service-connected would gel full compensation instead of the present 75 per cent. Provisions of the bill applicable to veterans of the 3 wars increase the length of time for which payments may be made for arrested cases of tuberculosis; and create a new disability schedule based on $150 monthly for total disability and $15 for 10 per cent disability,. The old rate was $135 and $13.80. In addition, the bill provides increased monthly payments to widows with a child or children; anc allows veterans with 50 per cen or more disability to receive additional payments for dependents ven. Hummel, a native of Northumberland, Pa., was arrested after state highway patrolmen who played baseball with him spotted ^s picture on an FBI "wanted" 'oster. The FBI said Hummel deserted the marine corps in 1943. Agree on Salary Hike for Federal Cabinet Officers Washington, (U.R) — House and senate conferees Tuesday agreed on a compromise bill that would raise salaries of cabinet officers from $15,000 to $22,500 and boost the pay of some 200 other govern- m e n t executives up to figures ranging from $15,000 to $20,000. The conferees failed, however, to compromise house-senate differences in bills calling for pay raises for postal workers and classified civil service workers. The $22,500 figure for the cabinet has the senate's version. The house had voted $25,000, with raises up to $20,000 for undersecretaries. For the most part, the compromise agreement followed the lower figures approved by the senate. mission announced that its em- ployes were forbidden to give information to reporters without approval of .the 3-man commission. • Commission Chairman Warren Wells said the rule "will be modified to prevent inconvenience or delay." He said that department heads could assume responsibility, for releasing information, but must "refrain from opinions, comments, interpretations, or predictions." "Matters relating to tax com~ mission policies or legal Questions must be taken up with the commission itself or its legal counsel," Wells said. "The policy of the commission," he added, "has always been to confer with press representatives at 'any time." Wells said "The question of censorship has never been involved." He said the "commission recognizes that in the case of current news matters" written approvals "might be cumbersome and tend to delay. Therefore, this rule will be modified." Wells outlined the commission's new position in a letter to Kenneth MacDonald, executive editor of the Des Moines Register and Tribune. He told MacDonald the commission "regretted" that its suggestion to hold a conference with newsmen to work out a policy on news releases "is not acceptable to yourself." . In a recent letter to Wells, MacDonald said it was his opinion that the commission should withdraw its rule and that the issue should not be compromised in a conference. He said he was not acting as spokesman for the editors, and explained that the editors are not an organized 'group and do not have an officer authorized to appoint representatives for a conference. . . Navy Expert Testifies in House Probe Tatom Modifies Stand on Atom Bomb Effects Washington, (JP) — A navy weapons expert told congress Tuesday that Russia likely has guided missiles able to .find; and knock down bombers above 40,000 feet. CapT. J. H. Sides said German rocket secrets fell into Russian hands after the war, and that it would now be "folly" to gamble U. S. security on the atom bomb and big bombers alone. • Had the war lasted a year longer, Sides said, U. S. bombers would no longer have been able to fly over Germany without prohibitive losses from -German anti-aircraft rockets. Into Russian Hands These nazi anti-aircraft developments designed to search out and destroy raiders traveling 485 miles an hour at 65,000 feet, fell jnto Russian hands "lock, stock and barrel," Sides said. Sides is deputy assistant" chief of naval operations. He testified before the house armed services committee hearing naval charges that defense chiefs are over concentrating on an "obsolete" B-36 bomber. Whether or not the Russians now have these guided missiles in production, Sides said, a revolutionary change in anti-aircraft defenses is ( certainly not far dis- Dies After Being Struck by Auto Council Bluffs, (JP) —Bert Hickman, 62, of Little Sioux, Iowa, died in a hospital Tuesday of injuries received Saturday night when he was struck by a car. His death is the 4th traffic fatality in Council Bluffs this year and 16th in Pottawattamie county. Hickman was struck by a car driven by James R. Downey, 32, of Council Bluffs at a city intersection. tant. Even before. some big bombers now on order can be\ delivered, Sides declared; this country will have guided'missiles able to find and knock down bombers above 40,000 feet.. ; . - • - New Discussion ' Before hearing sides, the committee had brief ,new discussion with Cmdr.' Eugene Tatom about how deadly is-the A-bomb. Tatom cited medical reports 6n the Hiroshima blast to back up his contention that it is not as deadly as the public thinks. But under questioning, Tatom agreed that all available statistics do riot jibe. And he said that anyway he isn't an atomic expert. Tatom is the navy man'who surprised the committee Monday by saying a man could stand at one end of the Washington National airport and come unscathed through an atomic blast at the other end of its 6,800-foot (about one mile and a third) runway. Endurance Flyers Rest at Homes Yuma, Arix., (JP) — The new world's champion endurance flyers, Woody Jongeward and Bob Woodhouse, are resting at their homes Tuesday. The wartime navy pilots brought their 4-place plane, "The, City of Yuma," to a landing at the Yuma county airport Monday afternoon at 4:33 p. m. (CST) after 1,124. hours and 18 minutes of continuous flying. Since Aug. 24. when they took off from the Smaller Marsh avia- ti*i field on the other side of town, they had flown 85,000 miles, the equivalent of 3 times around the world. During their flight they used 9,000 gallons of gasoline and 200 quarts of oil. Decision to terminate the flight —most of which was spent over Yuma to show the world this city's fine flying weather—came Sunday night when one of their 2 magnetos burned out. Mrs. FDR Celebrates Her 65th Birthday New York, (JP)— Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt will- celebrate her 65th birthday Tuesday night at a small family party in her Greenwich Village apartment. The former first lady spent the day at the United Nations headquarters at Lake Success, where she is the U. S. member on the general assembly's social committee. Sentenced on Morals Count Des Moines, (JP)—James Walter Coones, 46, former minister at Runnells, Monday was sentenced to not more than 3 years in the Fort Madison state penitentiary after he pleaded guilty to an information charging immoral acts with a child. SAME DATE—im—4*5 (Black ftaf meani trifffe 4«a4k IB 21 h*«n) Crash Injures Woman Fatally Davenport, (JP) —A woman was injured fatally and 3 men also hurt Monday in a collision of a dump truck arid a fire truck answering a call. • Mrs. Harlan C. Deem, Davenport, died-in a'hospital of injuries suffered in the collision.' Her husband and 2 firemen, Kenneth Schlimmer and Bob Sterriberg, were hospitalized. The fire truck careened into 2 parked cars after the collision and was damaged badly. TO INACTIVE fewa City, (*•>—Marvin land- berg, 19, Iowa Palls, was transferred Tuesday to the inactive polio case lift at University hnpitals here. No new cases were admitted. Nineteen active cases remain under treatment.

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