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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE -THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS" HOME EDITION VOL. LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires (Five Cents a Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1949 This Paper Consists of Two Sections—Section One No. 318 Claim Spy Informed on Atom Bomb AP Wirephoto MINTON VIEWS PLAQUE—Sherman Minton (right) jiewly approved by the senate for a seat on the United States supreme court, views a plaque in the capitol office of Senator Scott Lucas (D-I11.), senate majority leader. According to the plaque, the supreme court held its first meeting in Washington in the room in 1801. Senate Unit Spurns Olds for 3rd Term Washington, (/T>)—The senate commerce committee Wednesday spurned an appeal from President Truman and .voted 10-2 against a 3rd" .term for Leland Olds on the federal power commission. .. The committee's adverse report on the president's nomination of Olds for another term how goes to the senate for action. .. Mr. Truman joined in the fight Tuesday with letters to Vice President Barkley and Chairman Edwin C. Johnson (D-Colo.) of the commerce committee saying that "powerful corporations" wanted to block senate approval of the nomination. D. W. Norris, Marshalltown Publisher Dies Columbus, Ohio, (/P)—D W. Norris, 73, industrialist and Iowa newspaper publisher, was found dead Wednesday in his room at the Columbus Athletic club. Coroner Robert A. Evans said death resulted from natural causes. Minton Wins Senate Okay for Supreme Court Post Washington, (AP)—Backed by topheavy senate approval, Judge Sherman Minton was expected Wednesday to take the oath of office promptly as a member of the United States supreme court. The lawmakers approved his appointment Tuesday night by a vote of 48 to 16 after battling down a motion to send the nomination back to the judi-* : ciary committee. /^\ «M i i Queuille Has Offered to Resign Post Paris, (/P)—Premier Henri Queuille offered his resignation Wednesday to President Vincent Aur- Norris was Marshalltown, publican, and publisher of the Iowa, Times-Re- president of the Lennox Furnace Co., with plants in Columbus, Syracuse, N. Y., Lima, Ohio, and Marshalltown. The Lennox company and its affiliates, including the Armstrong Furnace Co., at Columbus and Des Moines, Iowa, has plants in Scranton, Pa., Decatur, Ga., F.ort Worth, Tex., Salt ILake City, .Utah, Pasadena, Cal., Galesburg, 111., and Grinnell, Iowa. Although his industrial interests ranged from coast-to-coast, Norris maintained his close connection with the MarshalUown Times-Republican through the years as its editor and publisher. ~After graduating from high school and college at Grinnell, Iowa, Norris came to Marsnall- town in 1897 and bought control of the Times-Republican 2 years later. He was one of the first to foresee the effects-of the invention of the automobile upon American life and pioneered crusades for good roads beginning in early 1900. He fought continuously for a hard-surfaced road system and lived to see Iowa emerge from the Since 1929, Norris and his wife, the former May Wasson of Marshalltown whom he married in 1900, have lived in Pasadena, Cal., but he made frequent business trips to his various interests from coast to coast. Iowa Railroads Seek Rate Boost Des Moines, (U.R)—Railroads operating in Iowa sought a 9 per cent rate boost on most intrastate freight shipments in a hearing opening before the state commerce commission Wednesday. The interstate commerce commission has granted a similar increase on interstate shipments m this area.. Strong opposition was expectea at the hearing from shippers and Chamber of Commerce representatives. LINN ELECTED DCS Miiiies, {/P)--Sccretary of - Agriculture Harry D. Linn has been elected president of the Na'" tional Association of Commissioners Secretaries and Directors of v Agriculture. He attended the organization's annual meeting last *" V •„ Ati...,i!,, r^iN. *J 1 Minton, who will be 59 years old Oct. 20, was named by President Truman to succeed the late Justice Wiley B. Rutledge. He takes to the court an 8-year record as a judge of the 7th circuit court of appeals. Minton's confirmation' .came afr ter Senator Morse (R.-Ore.) failed on a 45 to 21 vote .to send the appointment back to committee with instructions to require testimony from the nominee. Sought Questioning: Senators Ferguson (R.-Mich.) and Donnell (R.-Mo.) had sought the chance to ask Minton about the views he expressed on public questions while he was serving as a senator from Indiana in the new deal's heyday from 1935 to 1941. The committee at first ordered Minton to appear. It * withdrew that order when Mintqn wrote the group that he thought such action raised "a serious question of propriety, particularly when I might be required to express my views on highly controversial and litigious issues affecting the court.'The committee then voted 9 to 2 approval of the nomination. Bad Precedent Morse told his colleagues they were sowing, the seeds of bad precedent by letting a supreme court nominee refuse to testify before the judiciary committee. He recalled that the late Senators Borah of Idaho and LaFollette of Wisconsin had grilled the late iol. Queuille's coalition government, in office more than a year and longer than any previous postwar French cabinet, ran into a crisis with the insistence of the socialist party that labor's demands for wage increases be satisfied. Queuille heads the radical socialist (conservative) party. The tender of the premier's resignation followed a meeting of the cabinet ministers which had been deadlocked on the wages and prices issue. Robert Bruynell, undersecretary of state, reported earlier that Queuille was to see Auriol this afternoon, presumably to offer his resignation. Queuille, leader of the radical socialist (middle road) party, has served as prefer since Sept. 10, 1948—a longer term than any postwar French premier. Former Research Worker Testifies Before House Unit Washington, (U.R) — House spy hunters have evidence that a Russian agent knew "everything that was going on" at a key atom bomb laboratory in 1944, it wa learned Wednesday. A member of the house un- American activities committee said the evidence is based on the testimony of a former A-bomb research worker. It may be presented at an open hearing Wednesday. The witness was employed at the metallurgical laboratory connected with the University of Chicago during the war. This was the site of the basic research that produced plutonium for use in atomic bombs. Key Spy During his work at the laboratory, the witness came into contact with Arthur Alexandrovich Adams, the legislator said. Adams has been identified by the committee as one of Russia's most important wartime atomic spies. "He has told us that it was apparent that Adams knew everything that was going on a I the laboratory," the legislator said. He hastened to add that the witness was not connected with espionage in any way and that his activities were "entirely innocent." Committee Counsel Frank S. Tavenner, questioned about Wednesday's hearings, refused to comment on the witness. No Names "I cannot deny the story," he said, "but I cannot release any names or characterize the probable course of the testimony at this time." Adams, who is now believed to be in Russia, was first named officially in a committee report issued Sept. 28, 1948. He was described as a Swedish or Russian- born communist agent who entered the United States in 1938. "During the war period, Adams was discovered to be actively engaged in espionage activities for the soviet government," the report said. "Those activities included the securing of information with respect to the developments that were being made in the United States in connection with nuclear fission." Government Enters Coal Mine Dispute Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes. Ferguson said he wanted to ask Minton if he had changed his mind about the support he gave the late President Roosevelt's unsuccessful 1937 plan to . reorganize the supreme court. Minton is President Truman's 4th appointee to the 9-man supreme court. His others were Chief Justice Vinson and Justice Burton and Clark. President Roosevelt named the other 5: Justices Black, Douglas, Reed, Jackson and Frankfurter. Pick Jury for Tucker Trial Chicago, (/P)—A jury was completed Wednesday to try Preston Tucker and 7 other present or former officials of the Tucker corporation . on mail fraud and securities charges. Six men and 6 women were impaneled. Yet to be selected are 3 alternate jurors for the trial, which lawyers predict will last 10 weeks or longer. Court Okays Incorporation of C Heights Incorporation of the town of Central Heights was ready to proceed again Wednesday with the appointment by Judge T. A. Beardmore of 5 commissioners to call an election. They are Clarence G. Olson, George Smith, Dick Leucht, Clarence Hickle and Art Awe. Attorneys for those desiring to incorporate agreed in court to include only property for which no one filed an objection. The property on which objections were filed included that owned by the following: Central States Theater Corp., Gustav and Rachael Holland, A. H. Roberts, William Krieger, Harry L. Evenson, Adeline Morehou.se, Mason City Country dub, Lee Radio, Inc., Nick Nctzel, Louise S. Streeter, Milford L. and Wanda J. Olson, John F. and Grace Dusheck, Martin L. 'and Minnie E. Say Worth Has Given Up Position Navy in Answer to House Unit Demand for His Resignation Washington, (U.R) — A house committee Wednesday called on the navy to fire civilian official ^edric R. Worth because of his 'false" attack on the B-36 program, only to learn that he had quit more than a month ago. The house armed services committee, apparently believing that Worth was still on the navy payroll, recommended by unanimous roll call vote that the navy get rid of him. He wrote the celebrated memorandum charging political skullduggery in the B-36 program, and then recanted it under oath. Within an hour after the vote, it was learned that Worth, who had been under suspension since he retracted his charges on Aug. 24, submitted his resignation Aug. 26 and Navy Secretary Francis P. Matthews accepted it 2 days later, effective Aug. 30. Kimball Assistant Worth was a special civilian assistant to Undersecretary of the Navy Dan A. Kimball. The mixup came as the committee wound up the B-36 procurement phase of its investigation of service wrangling and invited the navy's top admirals to air their grievances about unification at a new hearing Thursday. The committee gave a clean bill of health to Air Secretary W. Stuart Symington, B-36 Manufacturer Floyd Odium and others who came under Worth's fire in his "anonymous" document. To Probe Charges Chairman Carl Vinson. (D-Ga.) said the next phase will start Thursday — investigation r>* ihe charges by navy officers that the morale and fighting efficiency of their service is being undermined by unification. He said Navy Secretary Francis AP Wirephoto MISS AMERICA WELCOMED BACK HOME — Jacque Mercer smiles and waves from a float during a celebration Tuesday in which she was welcomed home to Phoenix, Ariz., after winning the Miss America title at Atlantic City. It was the first time she had been home since she left for Atlantic City Sept. 10. P. Matthews, Adm. Louis E. Denfeld, chief of naval operations, Adm. Arthur W. Radford, commander-in-chief of the Pacific fleet, and Vice Adm. Gerald F. Bogan will be asked to come before the committee Thursday. Bogan commands the first task fleet in the Pacific. Young Says High Farm Price Supports Needed ior Votes Washington, (UP)—Senator Milton R. Young, R., N. Dak., bluntly told election conscious GOP colleagues Wednesday they had better back his fight to keep high farm price supports if they want farm votes next year. . • . His remark was made as the politically and economically hot farm price question flared up in the senate. Meanwhile, Chairman Elmer Thomas, D., Okla., called a meeting of the agriculture committee for 9 a. m., GST., Thursday. It will restudy the bipartisan com-''' promise farm bill which the senate sent back to committee Tuesday night by a 41 to 29 vote. When the committee begins its meeting it will have less than 12 hours to feiport back to the senate which set an 8:15 p. m. CST deadline Thursday for the new recom- Ching Calls for Parley on Friday Mediator Says Many Are Already Being Hit by Shutdowns Washington, (/P) — The government Wednesday called John L. Lewis and soft coal operators to a meeting Friday in an effort to -end the 3-week mine shutdown. Cyrus S. Ching, head of the federal mediation service, said the coal situation has "reached the place where it is approaching a crisis," that requires the intervention of his office. The operators are meeting with Lewis and 'his United Mine Workers negotiators at Bluefield and White Sulphur Springs. W. Va., but Ching said a mere report of progress in those talks would not suffice to call off his Friday meet-- ing here. "Very Encouraging" Ching said any report of progress in the West Virginia talks would be "very encouraging," but "it would have to be very definite for him to drop his own call for an operator-union session." Dryly, Ching remarked that he was not acting on the spur of the moment since contract negotiations have been underway for the south since May and for the rest of the industry since June. Ching said that "although there is a lot of coal at some points, even today some people are affected by the coal shutdown and the longer it goes the worse it gets." Just Mediators . Asked "" if President , Ttuniah might use the emergency powers of the Taft-Hartley act to liait ' Sports Bulletin Yankees 1 Dodgers 0 (Story on sports page.) the coal strike, Ching said "were mediators." Ching .ventured the opinion, however, that an emergency would arise in the coal strike before it would in the steel strike. He said o formal moves" are contemplated immediately in the steel dispute. Lewis ducked out of the White Sulphur Springs meeting before reporters could get his reaction to the mediation call. He showed up later at Bluefield, W. Va., for negotiations with southern producers and sent out word he had nothing to say. Stokes, Indianhead Farms, and Esther L. Strickland. Inc., Total Eclipse of Moon Slated for Thursday Night DCS Moines, (U.R) — The 2nd total eclipse of the moon this year will be visible throughout Iowa and the United States Thursday night if skies are clear, Dr. Philip S. Riggs, astronomy professor at Drake university, said Wednesday. Riggs said the eclipse will start at 7:05 p. m. Thursday and be total at 8:20 p. m. He said the eclipse will end at 10:48 p. m. Independence VFW Clubs Are Raided Independence, (#>)—Law enforcement authorities raided 2 Veterans of Foreign Wars establishments Tuesday. Sheriff Emery A. Hart said officials seized 5 slot machines and 5 cases of whiskey in a raid on the VFW country home, outside of town. Three slot machines and one case of whiskey were confiscated at the VFW downtown club, the sheriff said. In addition, Hart said, 10,000 "joy jar" tickets were seized. Sheriff Hart said charges would ho filrrl in Ihp P3SC SOO11. Prior to the California gold rush, more gold was mined in> North Carolina than in- any other U. S. state. TO SPEAK TO KIWANIANS Waterloo, (7P) — Sir Hartley Shawcross, attorney-general of Great Britain and United Kingdom representative to the United Nations, will speak here Oct. 17 at a convention of the Nebraska- Iowa district of Kiwanis International. Cops Embarrassed After Arresting College President Joplin, Mo., (U.R)—Police here were embarrassed Wednesday after finding out that the man they took into custody in their hunt for a forger was a highly respected college president. When Thomas Alfred Shearer, 35, stepped off an airliner from Des Moines Monday night Joplin police hurried him off to jail, where he was booked and held for the sheriff at Winterset, Iowa. Last night they let Shearer make a long distance telephone call. He pi-oved to them he is the president of Parsons college, Fairfield, Iowa, and not a man named Johnny Shearer, wanted by Winterset officials on a bogus check charge. mendation. Young said he attended the recent republican farm conference at Sioux City, Iowa, throughout and did not hear a single farmer advocate lower price supports, as the bipartisan bill mainly authored by Senator Clinton P. Anderson (D.-N. Mex.) would provide. "My republican colleagues, if they want farm votes next year, should read (the record of) that hearing" at Sioux City, Young declared. Meanwhile, Anderson charged that some administration groups are trying to force high farm supports to gain eventual passage of the Brannan plan. Vice President Alben W. Barkley twice cast the deciding vote against the Anderson proposal for flexible price supports. Barkley voted for rigid high supports. He said he had always urged them as a senator, and added: "I cannot change my position now." Anderson and other backers of flexible price supports staved off almost certain defeat by getting their bill sent back to committee Tuesday night. **»•/•• „" -"• "*' .£L&' *« AP Wircplioto DRIVER BURIED—This wreckage, torn, twisted and buried in gravel, is all that remains of the car driven by Milton Fuglsang, DeWitt, after his vehicle hit a gravel- laden truck, which fell on top of the car near DeWitt. Fulsang was seriously injured in the accident. Weather Report FORECAST Mason City: Cloudy and windy through Thursday. Showers likely Thursday. Low Wednesday night near 50. High Thursday near 75. Iowa: Showers late Wednesday night and early Thursday becoming partly cloudy, mild and windy Thursday afternoon. Low Wednesday night 55-60. Minnesota: Cloudy with scattered showers Wednesday night and Thursday. Somewhat warmer Wednesday night. Windy. Low Wednesday night 50 north, 50-55 south, high Thursday 60 to 66. IN MASON CITY Globe - Gazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a. m. Wednesday: Maximum 60 Minimum 48 At 8 a. m. 56 YEAR AGO: Maximum fi3 Minimum 38 Hold Ionia Man in Traffic Death Case Waterloo—A woman'was killed when struck by a car while walking across highway 20 in Waterloo Tuesday night. The victim .was Ruth Waterman, 27, of Waterloo. Police said they are holding Raymond,. R. Rickard, 24, of near Ionia, for investigation in connection with the accident. Police said Lloyd Wolfe, 35-year-old Exira trucker, told them the car driven by Rickard struck him as he was getting into the cab of his track, then 'continued on and struck the woman, who was crossing the highway. Wolfe was slightly injured. Beckwith Trial to Start by Pet. 19 Waterloo, (/P)—Trial of Edward J. Beckwith, 27 year old Morrison man on a charge of first degree murder has been officially set down for trial by October 19, according to an order signed by District Judge R. W. Hasner. Before the length of other court events could be determined, it had been believed that the triai would start on Oct. 10. Beckwith is charged with the mutilation slaying of Mrs. Mildred Stahlhut last June at Morrison. PAIR PLEAD GUILTY Fairficld, (/P)—Maurice Crafton and Robert Tonkinson, both of Birmingham, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of larceny of chickens. They were sentenced to a year in jail, but 8 months of the sentences was suspended. Mid-Continent Flexibility Is Stressed Washington, (IP) — Mid - Continent airlines stresses its flexibility in routing planes as one reason it should be awarded a 4,003-mile mid-west feeder air line route. Its president, J. W. Miller, said in a statement for a civil aeronautics board hearing that the line could offer "almost an endless variety of service to the immediate points" 'along the proposed route. He said this flexibility could not be claimed by any other applicant. Mid-Continent planes, he said, could be rotated at Chicago, St. Louis, Des Moines, Waterloo, Sioux City and Kansas City. Mid-Continent of Kansas City is one of 10 airlines seeking all or parts of the big feeder route awarded several years ago to the Parks air line of East St. Louis, 111. Parks has testified it now is ready to operate the routes, which stretph from Minneapolis to Tulsa and Memphis, with single-engine planes. The CAB must deside whether to continue Parks' certifications, which never have been used, approve a proposed consolidation at Mid-Continent and Parks, or award all or portions of the routes to Mid-Continent and other carriers. Parks prefers the merger to its own independent operation. A Mid-Continent witness, Frank N. Buttomer, director of economic controls, was cross - examined Tuesday, largely by R. S. Maurer, Chicago and Southern counsel. Maurer asked for amplification and explanation of many statements and figures in Mid-Continent's operating, financial and equipment exhibits. He questioned Mid-Continent|a estimate of passenger losses it would sustain through award of the feeder route^ to another car- SAME DATE—1948—395 (Black fl»jc mrarm Irufrie dtilh In i>»it Zl houri) rier. POLIO PATIENT Iowa City —Marvin Kramer, 7, Hampton, was 4 admitted to University hospitals here Wednesday for polio treatment', , . ;

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