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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, October 6, 1949
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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 VOL. LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires (Five Cents a Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1949 — — — 1 ^^v u, x 0 ^ This Paper Consists of Iwo Sections-Section One No. 31» Apartment Project Gets Federal Okay ~ ~ — — — y^ * f Navy Suspends Captain for Airing Documents the morale of naval officers aud men is "in sld^hapT Prnrir^^M,' e ° P — nts ^ iled up ^u^kly in the wake of Crommelm s admission that he is the man who gave news reporters on Monday official* g correspondence about navy morale: 1. The navy suspended Crommelin, 46-year-old aviation veteran, from duty and ordered him restricted to his home. That is a preliminary action pending final disposition of his case. There is • the possibility of a court martial. 2. Secretary of the Navy Matthews went before the house armed services committee and said he believes navy morale generally is good. Without calling Crom- melm's name, Matthews in effect accused him of disloyalty, faithlessness, and insubordination. 3. .President Truman told o. .j. iciiuem jiruman tola a news- conference he has instructed Matthews to get to the bottom of the controversy swirling about charges that the navy is not being given a fair deal in present military unification policies. Mr. Truman declined to comment on Crommelin's release of private navy correspondence crit- ? ical of defense policies. Crommelih himself was the first to disclose the navy's action. He told reporters of it when he came out -of the office of Vice Admiral John Dale Price, vice chief of naval operations. The action was taken by Price. Crommelin told reporters he was ready to take the consequences. AM A Target of Monopoly Investigation Chicago, (tPj — Trustees • of the American Medical association said Thursday that.the AMA and 16 state and county medical societies are being investigat.ecKby the anti-trust division of the justice department. The board of trustees issued a statement "protesting the us* of the police arm of the government in a campaign to discredit American medicine and terrorize physicians into abandoning their opposition to compulsory health insurance." The board said that on Feb. 10 the board room of the trustees in Chicago was broken into and^records of the board were thoroughly searched. Dr. George F. Lull, secretary- manager of the AMA, said "no accusations are .made against the department cf justice." But he called the incident one of "real significance in the chronology of events since the AMA decided to make a nationwide campaign a g a i n st compulsory health insurance." Fire Destroys Home at Manly Manly—Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Kamish and 4 children were homeless Thursday after fire completely destroyed their home and ail its contents in the south part of Manly. Mrs. Kamish said fire started in a closet of the 5 room home shortly after 9 o'clock. When the firemen arrived the flames had made such headway that little could be done but prevent the blaze from spreading. Mr. Kamish is employed by the Rock Island. There was no insurance. BUYS NEW PLANT Princeton, HI., (/P)—The Bureau County Republican, Princeton daily newspaper, has purchased a new plant from Mr. and Mrs. Harvey E. Hade, of Fort Madison. Weather 'Report FORECAST Mason City: Cloudy with some light rain or drizzle Thursday night. Cooler Thursday night. Friday partly cloudy. Low Thursday night 45 to 50. High Friday mid-60's. Iowa: Clearing and turning cooler Thursday night. Friday fair and moderately cool. Low Thursday night 40 northwest to 55 southeast. Minnesota: Cloudy and cooler Thursday night with occasional ' rain extreme east. Partly cloudy to cloudy and somewhat cooler Friday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a. m, Thursday: Maximum 72 Minimum 56 At 8 a. m. 58 YEAR AGO: jflaximum "' Minimum 54 Truman Signs Foreign Arms Aid Measure Washington, (/P) _ President Truman Thursday signed the $1,314,010,000 arms aid bill, calling it "a notable contribution to the collective security of the free nations of the world." The legislation authorizes American arms for 14 countries in western Europe, the middle east and the far Pacific to help them resist communism. In a statement at the signing ceremony at the white house, Mr Truman said: "This act is necessary only he- cause of the unsettled conditions of the world today which we, in concert with many other nations, are striving to overcome. "It is my belief that we shall be successful in these efforts to achieve international understanding and to establish, in accordance with our national policy, effective international control and reduction of armaments, through the United Nations." . The president also signed a bill providing $5,809,990,000 to carry on the foreign aid program until next June 30. Most of the money—$3,778,380,000—goes for the Marshall plan. The remainder includes funds for aid to Greece, and Turkey and for costs of occupying Germany, Austria, Japan and the Ryukyus. U. S. Protests Reds' Holding of Americans Washington, (/P) — The United States sent a strongly worded note to Russia Thursday protesting the "shocking" mistreatment of Americans who stray into the soviet zone of Germany, "This treatment the United' States government finds to be in shocking contravention to the most elementary standards of international decency," the note said. At the same time the United States, through Ambassador Kirk in Moscow, notified the Russian foreign office that "it expects that those soviet officials who are responsible for these acts will be punished." The American note referred specifically to the case of the 2 American college students who "inadvertently and innocently" entered the Russian zone while bicycling and who were detained for 8 weeks. It also cited the case of Pvt. John J. Sinkowicz, an American soldier, who escaped Sept. 16 from a prison in the soviet sector of Berlin after 10 months of imprisonment. The note said he was held under "brutal and uncivilized conditions." The note said bluntly: "There can be no justification for this kind of treatment of citizens of a friendly nation, persons whose only violation of law is purely technical at most and whose innocence of criminal charges can easily be established." The note dispatched by Oi e state department described t n e case of the 2 American college students, Warren Oelsner, 20, of Oyster Bay, N. Y., and Peter Sellers, 19, of Radnor, Pa., as only the latest in a number of incidents of the same kind. No Truman Intervention in Strikes Washington, (/P) — President Truman said Thursday that the coal and steel strikes have not yet reached the point for his intervention. He made the statement at a news conference. Minutes earlier John L. Lewis accepted an invitation to attend a government- sponsored peace parley on the coal strike Friday. The mediation talks were called by Conciliation Director Cyrus Ching, who said the coal situation is approaching a crisis. Mr. Truman said warning of government officials that the coal and steel stoppages will hurt the domestic economy were well timed and necessary. He then went on to say that the situation has not yet reached a stage for him to intervene. WEST VIEW APARTMENTS LAYOUT—The layout and location of the West View apartments development is shown on this aerial view of Willowbrook addition. Pierce avenue is at the right and the apartment area is between 1st N. VV. and 1st S. W. The 3 buildings outlined nearest the top otjhe photo each contain 8 apartments. There also are 6 , ., ,. Globe-Gazette Photo buildings of G units each and 4 of 4 units. The area was originally platted for apartments. Two parking areas are shown, the one at the top accommodating 23 cars and the other, 32 cars. There also will be parking space for 34 more cars off the circular drive besides parallel parking on the drive itself. ~ ~«V< i JG-+ . *,i < ^ 3fc t ' \/ .,> , -. s ' ~"~ ""/",'•' V 'hJVffffi!'?*'-' %*£ 'AJ&4 / ** ? ?j\ S-UNIT APARTMENT—This drawing shows the front elevation of one of the 8-unit buildings planned for West View apartments. There also will be G and 4-unit buildings. All apartments will have the same floor plan, with full basement, living room, dining room and kitchen on the 1st floor and 2 bedrooms with bath on the 2nd. Sports Bulletin Dodgers 1 Yankees 0 (STORY ON SPORTS PAGE) Senate Unit for Flexible Farm Prices Washington, (/P)—The sc^-itc agriculture committee Thursday approved, 9 to 3, a flexible farm price support bill. Democratic Leader Lucas of Illinois said it will be brought before the senate Friday. Lucas described the bill as following the lines of the long-range farm measure originally introduced by Senator Anderson (D.-N.Mex.) The senate sent the Anderson bill back to the agriculture committee Tuesday night, after Vice President Barkley had broken a tie to give senate approval of an amendment for price props under major crops at 90 per cent of parity. (Parity is a price level calculated to give farmers the same returns on their crops, measured in things they buy, that they had in a past favorable period). Lucas said tho 90 per cent parity provision was stricken out by committee vote and the flexible 75 to 90 per cent parity provision favored by Anderson returned to the measure. 3 From One Hampton Family Have Poiio Iowa City, (#•)—Three children from one Hampton family are under treatment for poliomyelitis at University hospitals here. Charles Mosher, 9, son of Harold Mosher, was put on the active case list here Tuesday. Thursday, 2 other Mosher children were admitted. They are Dela, 6 months, and Emma, 7, and both are in fair condition. Build Steel Bins Bode — The government is building 35 new steel bins in Bode for the storage of sealed corn. Five bins are near completion and others have been started. It will take 6 weeks to finish the job. Prior to the California gold rush, more gold was mined in North Carolina than in any other U. S. state. MADE ARRANGEMENTS—This group was largely responsible for the preliminary arrangements which made possible the construction of the West View apartments in Mason City. From left to right seated are' Lester Milligan, secretary of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce; John G. Miller, Waterloo, head of the construction firm, and Mayor Howard E. Bruce. Standing are Douglas G. Swale, a director, and Harvey J. Bryant, president of the Mason City Development association, and Aaron Miller, Waterloo, who made a number of visits to Mason City in connection with the project. U. S. Envoys to Meet in London Washington, (U.R)—The state department announced Thursday that U. S. diplomats from all nations in the soviet sphere of eastern Europe will gather in London Oct. 24-25 for an extraordinary conference on "cold war" strategy. State department spokesman Lincoln White announced the London conference call. He knew of nothing like it in the past since the cold war started. Officials gave this estimate of what the U. S. diplomats will talk about: "It is implicit that they will discuss how best to handle the outrageous propaganda disseminated (by soviet sphere governments), completely distorting everything this country stands for, and how BULLETIN Washington, (U.R) — Directors of the reconstruction finance corporation Thursday authorized a $34,400,000 loan to the Kaiser- Frazcr Corp. it may be possible to make the peoples, as opposed to th$ governments, understand what we stand for." Those summoned to the London meeting include American ambassadors from Russia, Poland, Czechslovakia and Yugoslavia, and U. S. ministers from Hungary, Rumania and Bulgaria. BUILDING GROUP MEETS Des Moines, (#•) — A special committee which has charge of erecting the new $5,000,000 state office building met Tuesday with the slale executive council to handle routine business. Condition Is Serious After Ladder Fall George Schnoor, 85, Oddfellows home, is in serious condition at Park hospital with injuries suffered in a fall Wednesday afternoon. Schnoor was working with a movable stepladder on wheels when he fell off and broke both shoulders and his ribs, it was reported. TO LEAVE HOSPITAL Takima, Wash., (U.R)—Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, injured when he was thrown from a horse, should be able to leave St. Elizabeth's hospital in about 2 weeks, his physician said Wednesday. Construction of 76 Units Ready to Begin Construction of 76 apartment units in Willowbrook addition to Mason City will begin immediately, it was announced, Thursday by Aaron Miller of the John G. Miller Construction company of Waterloo. The Federal Housing administration has approved the project and financing arrangements have been completed, Miller reported in a telephone* • conversation from Des Moines. Construction of the 13 West View apartment buildings containing 4, 6 and 8 apartments each is scheduled to be completed by April 1, 1951, but Miller said it, is hoped to have them all finished within a year. Union labor will be used, and as much as is available will be hired in Mason City, he said. All the apartments will be rented and children will be welcomed, he said. Veterans will be given preference by the West View company, Waterloo, the owners. Same Floor Plan All the apartments will be alike in floor plan. Each will have a full basement. The main floor will have a 12 foot, 7 inch by 13 foot, 9 inch living room with an open stairway to the 2nd floor. The back end of the living room will connect with an 11 foot, 7 inch by 8 foot dining room. Beside it will be a kitchen 7 feet, 5 inches by 11 feet, 1 inch. . ; On the 2nd floor will be 2 bedrooms, 9 feet, 4 inches by 10 feet, 8 inches and 12 feet, 2 inches, by 12 feet, 4 inches. Each has a large closet, and there also are closets in the hall and bathroom as well as a cloak closet off the main entrance on the 1st floor. Cabinets and sink will be built into the kitchen, according to Miller, but no equipment is furnished except the furnace. Purchase of the furnaces will be held up as long as possible he said, because it has been impossible as yet to get a commitment heating. for gas for Construction costs alone will be about $600,000 on the project, he The addition to the cos. land and other expenses, firm now is completing a smaller project in Waterloo and is contemplating one in Dubuque. 4 Sons in Business The John G. Miller Construction company was founded 54 years ago by its namesake and has been in continuous business since. Four sons now are associated with the father who still is the active head. Aaron Miller paid tribute to the co-operation the firm has received in Mason City from the Mason City Chamber of Commerce, Mason City Development association and city council. "Because of the many unusual circumstances and difficulties involved it is doubtful if we would have gone on to complete the arrangements for the project if it had not been for the active encouragement of the Chamber of Commerce and Development association," he declared. "They assured me of the need for the project and assisted me in ironing out many of the difficulties." Deny Accord Reached in Dock Strike Honolulu, (/P) — Union Leader Harry Bridges declared Thursday he had negotiated a settlement of the 159-day-oId Hawaiian stevedore strike, but an employer spokesman said, "no settlement has been reached." Bridges, president of the CIO International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's union, made his assertion as he boarded a plane for San Francisco after several days of secret negotiations. However, Philip Maxwell, vice president of the Hawaiian employers council, said a few minutes later that there was no -settlement. W. R. Starr, chairman of the stevedoring companies' negotiating committee, said: "The union has made off-the- record proposals for settlement of the strike at 14 cents an hour increase. "It also has proposed that 7 cents (raise) be agreed to be effective 6 months from now and to extend the contract for 21 months. "The proposals are under consideration by the companies, but no agreement has been reached." SAME DATE—IMS—398 (DUek Il»f mt»ns traffic denlH in null H ' ROBERT HANNEGAN Hannegan, Prominent Demo, Dies St. Louis, (/P)— Robert E. Hannegan, former postmaster general, died at his home here^.He once owned the St. Louis : Cardinals. His death resulted from a heart attack, his wife said. In failing health for some time, Hannegan was ill Wednesday night, and a physician was summoned to the home early Thursday.;, His wife was at his bedside. A friend "/who riotifie'd 'the, press of his death said it occurred between 9 and 9:30 a. m. (CST). Hannegan, who was only 46, gave his health as the reason for selling his interest in the Cardinals last winter. Hannegan retired as postmaster general in November, 1947, to head a syndicate buying the St. Louis baseball club. He also had served as chairman of the national democratic committee and directed the party's 1944 presidential campaign. Before that he was collector of internal revenue, serving in that post until he was named postmaster general by President Truman in 19.45. A prominent Catholic, Hannegan was made a Knight of St. Gregory, Grand Order of the Holy Cross, by Pope Pius in 1946. UPW, AFL Meat Cutters, End Rivalry Chicago, (U.R)—Two big unions, representing 90 per cent of the nation's packinghouse workers, ended an historic rivalry Thursday and warned the meat industry they .plan "joint action" in contract talks. The CIO United Packinghouse Workers and the AFL amalgamated meat cutters and butcher workmen charged "big business" with a planned campaign to destroy labor unions. In a joint statement. Earl W. Jimerson, the AFL union chief, and Ralph Helstein, head of the CIO union, said they will act "in complete accord" in current contract talks. It was the first time that the 2 unions have combined against the "big 4" packers, the giants of the meat industry. But Swift and Co., one of the biggest firms, said the unions' charges were "regrettable" and that "distorted and unrealistic statements of this kind only confuse the situation." Man Is Killed in 2-Car Collision Manson, _ One man was killed and his son was injured in a 2-car collision here Wednesday. Lawrence Larson, 88, of near Rockwell City,-died in the crash. His son, Vegor, 60, who lived with his father, suffered lacerations o£ the head and face and a broken arm. Highway Patrolman Joe Dixori said the Larson car and an auto driven by Walter Fred Moritz, 32, collided on the outskirts of town. FORMER NORTH IOWA N Chicago, (&)— Dr. James Louis Fleming, 77, Chicago obstetrician who helped bring more than 6,000 babies into the world, died Wednesday. He was a native of Post- vine. The flower of the month for February is the violet, the birthstone amethyst.

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