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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER FD/TfD FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS. NEIGHBORS" HOME EDITION lliillf VOL. LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires (Five Cents a Copy) MASON CITY. IOWA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1949 This Paper Consists o£ Two Sections—Section One No. 321 Navy Officer in Call for B-36 Test Throws Challenge After Matthews Hits Budget Reductions Washington, (U.R) — A navy officer Saturday challenged the air force to pit its B-36 atomic bomber against navy fighters in a test he predicted would show up the superbomber. The challenge was made after Secretary of Navy Francis P. Matthews said that reductions ordered by Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson in the armed services "very definitely" would "curtail" the navy's ability to help preserve the nation's security. The challenge and Matthews' statement were made before the house armed services committee which is investigating charges by Flood Threat in Houston; Rockies Get 1st Snowfall rebellious navy unification. officers against Globe-Gazette Photo IN BUSINESS FOR THEMSELVES—These 3 outstanding newspaper boys are representatives of the Globe-Gazette's 240 carriers in North Iowa, 93 of whom are in the city. Front to back, they are Gary Brophy, 330 1st N. E.; Don Muh'lstein, 1021 Pennsyl- JL vania N. E., and Kenneth Stevens, 127 Virginia S. E. The latter 2 started in September, 1946, and'Brophy, in July, 1948. All Globe-Gazette newspaperboys are required to. save a part of their earnings each week and they are trained to sell, keep their own accounts, collect regularly and pay their, bills promptly each week. Many of them buy their own clothes and school books, have Christmas savings or government savings in addition to required savings in their Globe-Gazette bond savings account. • These 3 have totaled $386 in savings. To encourage healthy habits, the Globe-Gazette furnishes each newspaperboy a membership in the Mason City Y. M. C. A., where they have meetings, ' swimming and gym classes each week. The challenge to the B-36—the air force's primary strategic weapon and atom bomb carrier—was made by Capt. Fred M. Trapnell, commanding officer of the naval air test center at Patuxent River, Md. He is one of the officers who enlarged on the testimony of Adm. Arthur W. Radford, Pacific fleet commander, who charges that the B-36 is a "billion dollar blunder" which would be inadequate defensively and offensively in an atomic war. The navy men were having their rounds in the unification dispute. And they were getting considerable support from Committee Chairman Carl Vinson. The Georgia democrat said that Johnson had ordered an $800,000,000 cut in defense spending without regard to its effect on national security. Lewis, Coal Operators Agree to Resume Talks Wednesday Washington, (AP)—John L. Lewis and the soft coal operators agreed Saturday to resume contract negotiations next Wednesday at 2 p. m. (CST) in Charleston and White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. ...... Lewis and the Southern Coal Producers association will be in Charleston, instead of Bluefield, W. Va., because of a convention in the latter city* which crowded the negotiators out of their usual hotel accommodations. They gave up those quarters this week to come to Washington for •talks with Conciliation Director Cyrus S. Ching. Northern and western commercial operators and the steel company interests will meet with the mine workers' chief at White Sulphur Springs, the famous watering resort where they have been 'conferring intermittently throughout the summer. One major operator spokesman said: "I guess we're on dead-center until next Wednesday." Lewis spent a busy S.aturday catching up with office routine after a long absence in Springfield, 111., where his mother is ill. Lewis said nothing about the resumption of negotiations or Ching's prodding to speed up a settlement of the 20-day old strike. Band Marching Contest Will Be Held at Osage Davenport, (/P)—Several hundred Iowa students and 66 bands [from various high schools throughout the state will compete in 4 state marching band contests next Saturday at Osage, Storm Lake, Fairfield and Atlantic, F. E. Mor- tiboy, Davenport, managing director of contests for the Iowa High School Music association, announced here Saturday. While results for bands in the 4 contests will be final state ratings, the events will provide only diltrict ratings for baton twirlers, flag swingers, bell lyre soloists and baton twirling ensembles. These individual and small group winners then will compete in the state music .contest next spring in Perry. The baton twirling ensemble contest is new this year and is open to any group not exceeding 8 persons, Mr. Mortiboy said. Rockefeller Center's tallest building—the RCA building—is 850 feet tall. Man Injured in Collision Dies Iowa Falls—Milton Quasdorf. 24, died in a Des Moines hospital Friday evening. He was injured critically about 10 days ago when Schwebke of Iowa Falls: The accident occurred on a county road 3 miles northeast of Iowa Falls. Quasdorf did not regain consciousness after the accident. He was born in Iowa Falls, Nov. 25, 1924, son of Fred and Clara Quasdorf. He served in the navy 4 years during World war II, and was in the south Pacific much of the time. Recently he had been employed by the Rock Island railroad. He is survived by his parents, his paternal grandmother, Mrs. C. A. Quasdorf of Iowa Falls; 2 half- brothers, Kenneth Growden of Iowa Falls, and Leroy Growden of Ackley. The body was taken to the Wood funeral home. Promises New Fight for High Price Supports Washington, (—Chairman Elmer .Thomas, D., Okla., of the senate agriculture committee Saturday promised a "new fight from a fresh start" next year for high, rigid farm price supports. Conceding defeat in this year's fight, Thomas said congress would have plenty of time during its next session to take a thorough look at the controversial Brannan plan or some other proposal for maintaining high prices for basic crops. The senate is considering legislation, sponsored by Sen. Clinton P. Anderson (D.-N. Mex.), which would establish a flexible system of farm price support ranging from 75 to 90 per cent of parity. During Friday's session, the senate rejected an attempt by Thomas and other high price sup- Says State Will Control Czech Church Prague, Czechoslovakia, (/P) — The Prague press says the state will take over control of all churches in Czechoslovakia on Nov. 1 under the communist government's church control bill. The newspaper Svobodne Slovo said the bill which has been bitterly opposed by the Roman Catholics, becomes law that day. It applies to all denominations. The bill goes before the national assembly when it reconvenes on Oct. 14. Parliamentary committees reportedly will meet Monday to t start work on setting up a ministry to govern church affairs. The ministry will be headed by a cabinet member to be appointed by President Klement Gottwald. The cabinet member will be empowered to demand inventories of church properties, dismiss any priest whose citizenship is questionable and supervise administration of all churches and church societies. Will Pay Salaries Under the bill the state will pay the salaries of priests anc pastors as civil servants. The government will assume complete control of financial and administrative affairs of the church anc will control appointments, including the naming of priests. The bill has been denounced by the Roman Catholic primate o. Czechoslovakia, Archbishop Jose. Beran. Church sources say the measure has been opposed in writing by more.than 70 per cent of the nation's Roman Ca t h o 1 i c priests. The government-controlled press nd radio insist the majority of teiests" ar^- --supporting - the bill. However, more than 250 priests nd nuns are reported in jail in he government's campaign to tamp out opposition to the bill. Purge Continues Meanwhile the purge of Czecho- lovak civilians continued. Police prowled the streets of rague Friday night and early Saturday, extending the roundup which already has jailed thousands of persons in this fear-chilled capital alone. There were indica- ions the purge would be widened. One strong hint came in a broadcast, over the official secur- ty police radio station, which declared "not only the support and nropagalion of fascism must be punished, but everything that just AP Wirephoto PRESAGES HARD WINTER—Utah residents speeded preparations for a repeat performance of last year's violent winter when the season's first snow swept parts of Utah, Idaho and Wyoming, leaving mountains white. A laden truck and auto proceed slowly through the snowfall in Big Cottonwood canyon near Salt Lake City, enroute to Brighton ski resort. Brighton reported more than a foot of snow. , Boy Dies After Being Hit by Car Boone, (/P)—Steven Matt, 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Matt, died early Saturday at a hospital of injuries received Thursday when he was struck by a car as he ran across the street in front of his home. The child darted from behind one vehicle into the path of an auto driven by Dean Bjustrom of Stratford, police said. porters to re-write the bill to their satisfaction. By a vote of 45 to 26, it voted down an amendment by Sens. Richard B. Russell (D.-Ga.) and Milton R. Young (R.-N. Dak.), to provide for per.- manent 90 per cent supports for crops under production controls The senate then recessed without completing action on the measure. A final vote is expectec Monday. Thomas promptly labelled the rejection of the Russell - Young amendment as a "vote for depression." He said it was certain to "reduce farm income and thus the national income." The senate's vote Friday was a direct reversal of its action las Tuesday, when high support ad vocates succeeded in substituting the Russell-Young proposals fo the Anderson system. Several minor amendments re mained to be considered befor final passage of the senate bil Monday. smells of bourgeoise, nationalism and chauvinism must be destroyed by the roots." Berkley, Donaldson Speak in Milwaukee Milwaukee, (U.R)—Vice President Alben W. Barkley and Postmastei General Jesse M. Donaldson will keynote a Jefferson-Jackson victory Winner in the Milwaukee auditorium Saturday night. The sponsoring Wisconsin democratic party said Barkley would arrive by plane late Saturday Donaldson arrived by train Saturday noon. RECORD SET FOR FINES Sioux City, (fP) — An all-time daily record was set Friday in th amount of fines collected frorr persons indicted by the Septem ber grand jury. Foster Thompson clerk of the district court, said 1' violators paid $2,655 into th treasury. Sports Bulletin AFL Getting Prepared for Organizing Fight With CIO Yankees 6 Dodgers 4 (Story on Sports Page) Edsili Is Found Guilty of Conspiracy Waterloo, CU.R)—Russell Edsili, 40, treasurer of CIO United Packinghouse Workers Local 46, was found guilty Saturday of conspiracy to incite the May, 1948, strike riot at the Rath Packing Co. plant rierc. A district court jury of 8 women and 4 men returned the verdict at 1:20 a. m. after almost 11 hours' deliberation. Judge Shannon Charlton said he would impose sentence Oct. 25. Edsili faces a 3-year penitentiary sentence on the conviction. EdsiU's attorneys have until Oct. 20 to file a retrial motion. Edsili was the 3rd person to be tried on conspiracy charges in connection with the riot, in which a picket was killed. One of the others was convicted and one acquitted. His trial began Sept. 19. WITH MAJORITY Washington, (/P)—Senator Hickenlooper (R.-Iowa) voted with the majority Friday as the senate rejected an amendment to the farm bill which would have required mandatory price supports at 90 per cent of parity on basic farm crops.- Senator Gillette (D.-Iowa) was announced as against {he amendment, but did not vote. New GOP Leaders Shut Door on Dewey BERT H. MILLER Washington, (U.R) — The new had not offered the voters any SAME DATE—1948—399 (Black fl»r meani traffic death In pail 21 bouri) management ot" the republican national committee has slammed the door shut on Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York. To the newspaper correspondents in Washington came a committee news release containing a speech delivered Friday night before republican women in Hunting, W. Va., by National Committeeman Walter S. Hallanan. Hallanan slugged impartially at the "Pendergast-Truman machine" and at the republican's 1948 presidential candidate. He did not mention Dewey by name, but charged him with being "too smugly complacent" in his unsuccessful presidential campaign to defend the republican 80th congress. He said President Truman offered the voters an unsound, crackpot program and that Dewey well-defined alternative to it. In fancy language, Hallanan, implied that Dewey had offered the voters a bogus choice. "As between the real new deal and a synthetic' substitute," he said, "they chose the real article. Fifty per" cent of them were so plainly disgusted that they did not vote at all. "That is all water over the dam. We have turned that page in our political history and put it behind us. We know that if henceforth the voters turn to the Truman- Pendergast party, it will be because they have decided to embrace socialism." And swinging for another divot from Dewey's hide, Hallanan said that from here on out conscience and principle would guide the republican party leadership because it had turned away from political expediency. "Henceforth," he added, "it will espouse and defend party principles." Hallanan apparently was speaking for more than merely himself and to more than merely a local West Virginia audience. He said the rededication of the republican party had been signalled by the election last August of-Guy G. Gabrielson as chairman of the national committee. Gabrielson succeeded Rep. Hugh D. Scott, Jr., of Pennsylvania, who had been put in the job by Dewey after the 1948 national convention. Bitter months of wrangling led to Scott's forced resignation and the election of Gabrielson by a one-vote margin. The committee remains sharply divided. But the new management evidently intends to swing away from the cam- S't. Paul, Minn. (AP)—The AFL Saturday embarked on a plan to carv-2 huge membership chunks from the CIO toward achieving a figured 1,000,000-member gain in 1950. Key officials of the American Federation of Labor said privately they expect to pick up big parts of CIO unions, when the factional scrap in* the CIO comes to a head, as may happen soon. A showdown between the CIO's left wing and the right wing elements is shaping up for the CIO convention at Cleveland later this month. CIO President Phillip Murray has threatened his left wing union leaders with expulsion. Labor circles expect the result to be a splintering up of the CIO's major unions, with the CIO trying to salvage as many members as possible and repudiated left wing leaders trying to drag large membership groups from the CIO. Officials of the rival AFL, in annual convention here, are looking forward to an expected CIO civil war with glee. They say they hope to woo big CIO segments into AFL ranks as a result of the split. Boost Power That's what is behind the announced AFL goal to pick up a million new members next year to boost AFL political power in the 1950 elections. The AFL has dressed up its combined vote-getting-membership as a centennial birthday celebration for Samuel Gompers, the AFL's late founder. Gompers had advocated a neutrality for labor in national politics. AFL has discarded that policy completely for an extremely political role, mostly in favor of democratic party candidates. In fact, the AFL convention voted Friday to quit holding conventions in presidential election years after election day, a Gompers-policy practice. Instead — a move designed to put the AFL deeper into politics. Add Million Members Charles MacGowan, president of the Boilermakers Union and a major AFL political leader, tolcL delegates here that by adding a' million new AFL members next year, the AFL could make its political job "that much easier." He said it would boost AFL ballot power. How the AFL could pick up a million new members in 1950 intrigued newsmen. Because. AFL leaders had reported spending almost $2,000,000 from AFL national headquarters, plus many times than amount from local union treasuries, in the past year on member getting but netted only a little more than 20,000 new ones. Asked about this, one top AFL man said: "We've got to raid CIO unions or our organizing drive will be a f]op. We don't want left One Person Drowned in Texas Storm As Much as 6 Inches of Snow Reported in Rock Springs, Wyo. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A< serious flood threatened Houston, Texas, Saturday as heavy rains sent bayous and creeks on a rampage. One person drowned and residents in, suburban areas were being evacuated. •/ -v.;_ - r Weather across the nation was variable. , ' It was much like summer over most of the eastern half of the country and there was a touch of winter over western states. Snow measuring up to as much as 6 inches fell in Rock Springs, Wyo. There were falls of snow over most of the mountain regions of Wyoming and Montana, northwest Colorado, parts of Idaho arid southwest North Dakota. Below Freezing Temperatures dropped below freezing and were on the chilly side throughout the northern plains, the Rocky -Mountain region and the Pacific northwest. The first heavy snowfall of the season fell in the Cascade mountains in Oregon and Washington Friday. . . ' . . The mercury climbed into the 80's in many parts of the midwest Friday. It hit 87 at Des Moines, Iowa, and 85 at Chicago. Cooler weather was forecast for most of the north central states Sunday. 10 Inches of Rain Houston wa : s ?dbused with, some 16" 'inches "orrain i hours, the heaviest fall in years. More than 25 persons were evacu-. ated' after a Red Cross evacuation x unit was set up at the West University community center. Some houses stood . 3 feet in water. Streets in Houston and other Texas cities and several highways were flooded. / The rain, extended over southeast Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and southeastern Arkansas. The weather bureau also reported a wet belt from Minnesota and most of the Dakotas and Nebraska westward to the Rocky Mountains. Light rain fell in the New England states, the Carolinas and the mid- fle-gulf states. Democratic Senator From Idaho Dies Washington, (/P)— U. S. Senator Bert Henry Miller, democrat of Idaho, died Saturday. The office of the senate sergeant at arms said Miller died of a heart attack at 7 a. m. (CST) at his home here. Miller, who was 70, was elected to the senate for a full 6-year term last November. He took his seat when congress convened last Jan. 3. When he was elected he was a justice of the Idaho supreme court. Miller attended Friday's senate session and cast a vote on the farm bill. He voted against the amendment that would have set farm price supports at a flat 90 per cent of parity. He favored the flexible scale backed by administration leaders. In the election last fall Miller defeated the then Senator Henry Dworshak, a republican who had previously served in the house. Dworshak had been appointed to the senate by Idaho's republican governor to succeed Senator John Thomas, a republican who had died in office. Dworshak later was elected to fill Thomas' un- expired term, and then lost to Miller. "Jane Arden" Creator Dies in N. Y. Hospital New York, (U.R)—Monte Barrett, 52, cartoonist, creator of the "Jane Arden" comic strip, died at the Presbyterian hospital - Columbia university medical center at 3:45 a. m. Saturday of a brain tumor. He had been ill less than a month. He entered the Nix hospital in San Antonio, Texas, his home, and was transferred to the medical center, here on Sept. 29. DIES OF INJURIES Knoxville, (/P) — Dewey Clark, 51, of Centeryille, died in a hospital here Friday of injuries suffered Sept. 28 when his coal truck and a semi-trailer collided on highway 60 near here. paing line which Dewey lollowed wingers in these floundering CIO so disastrously. ' unions, but we do want the right wing members who, after all, are in the majority of all these unions." Weather Report FORECAST Mason City: Considerable cloudiness Saturday night and Sunday with thundershowers Saturday night. Cooler Saturday night, and Sunday. Low Saturday night 40 to 45. High Sunday 50 to-55. Iowa: Showers and cooler Saturday night. Sunday cloudy and cooler, occasional rain east portion. Low Saturday night 42 northwest "to 60 southeast. Minnesota: Cloudy. Rain south and east Saturday night and near Lake Superior Sunday. Cooler Saturday night except little change near Lake Superior. Cooler southeast Sunday. Low Saturday night 30 to 35 northwest, 45 to 50 southeast. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a. m. Saturday: Maximum 80 Minimum 65 At 8 a. m. 69 YEAR AGO: Maximum 52 Minimum • 43 3 4— FINAL Iowa Illinois 1 2 3 4 — FINAL Michigan ,. t . .ddd Purdue Notre Dame Minnesota ,.,. Northwestern. 4 — FINAL Princeton ,.,.,. Jrenn ( .«<«.*<•.«.«. FINAL Y

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