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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 umur VOL. LV Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires (Five Centa a Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1949 ThJj Paper Consists of Two Sections—Section On» No. 312 AP Wirepholo FOUR OLD SOLDIERS—These 4 old soldiers—their aggregate age is 401 years—turned up for the 59th Confederate Veterans reunion opening in Little Rock, Ark. Left to right are: W. W. Alexander, 100, Rock Hill, S. Car.; Commancler-in-Chief J. W. Moore, 98, Selma, Ala.; James A. Thrasher, 102, Louin, Miss., and Thomas E. Riddle, 101, Wichita Falls, Tex. Funerals Set for 2 Victims of Collision Klemme—Funeral services for the Rev: Calvin Grosshuesch, 55, who died Tuesday of injuries suffered Monday in a motor vehicle collision south of Hampton, .will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the Evangelical and Reformed church at Klemme of which he was pastor. Burial will be in the Ell town- ihip cemetery. The body of his brother, Doctor Paul Grosshuesch, 59, who was killed instantly in the same crash, was taken to -Plymouth, Wis., Tuesday where he was president of Mission House college. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon. The Rev. Mr. Grosshuesch leaves the widow, who is a patient at the Lutheran hospital at Hampton •with injuries received in the accident, 4 sons, Reuben, a minister at Melbourne; Calvin, Jr., who teaches at Hubbard; Await, who teaches at Thornton, and Edward, •who is attending Mission House college, and a daughter, Gertrude, who took nurses' training at Marshalltown and is now. assistant to Dr. A. H. Dulmes at Klemme. There are 3 grandchildren. Oklahoma Drys Turn Back 5th Repeal Try in 42 Years Oklahoma City, (AP)—Oklahoma is still legally dry, and victory-flushed prohibitionists proclaimed they intend to make it literally dry, too. The 5th attempt in 42 years of statehood to repeal the state's constitutional ban on intoxicants was decisively beaten in a special election Tues-*~ day. With 3,584 out of 3,720 precincts reported, the unofficial returns Coin Opposed to Pay Hikes for Officials Washington, (#>)—Senator Cain (R-Wash.) Wednesday demanded a $25,000 a year salary for senators and representatives if this sum is voted for President Truman's cabinet members. The Washington senator told the senate he opposed any salary increases for top-level government officials at this time. But if congress does approve the bill to increase executive salaries, he said, then the lawmakers should get as much money as the cabinet members. Cabinet members now get $15,000 yearly. Members of congress receive $12,500 in salary and $2,500 tax-free allowance. Cain offered an amendment to the bill to boost the lawmakers' pay to .T flat $25,000 without the taxfree expense money. As the senate began debate on the measure, Senator Long (D-La.) argued that the pay increase is necessary .to keep the best qualified 'men working for the government. He said that "enormous savings in efficiency would more than offset the added cost of the bill to taxpayers. .-President Truman asked that the •salary of cabinet members be lifted to $25,000, but senate administration leaders have agreed to accept a compromise of $22,500 were: For repeal—264,661. Against repeal—313,071. Concede Defeat Victory was conceded to the dry forces at 10:35 p. m. (CST) Tuesday night by A. G. Kulp, Tulsa attorney who headed the repeal organization incorporated as the Oklahoma economic institute. The chairman, of the victorious United Dry association, David .C. Shapard, promptly announced a campaign for "ridding our state of bootleggers and the evils of the whisky traffic." But the wets said the bootleggers were the real winners. Kulp called the outcome a "tragedy." He added: "It appears the professional drys convinced the people it is better to trust control of the enormously big liquor business that now exists in Oklahoma to the bootlegger rather than their legislators." Forbade Saloon The defeated measure would have empowered the legislature tg determine conditions under whi,<Ji liquor could'be sold..It forbade the "open saloon." Mississippi is the only other state with a statewide liquor ban. .The voters approved by a 100,000 majority the only other proposal on the ballot, Gov. Roy J. Turner's measure for a $36,000,000 bond issue for buildings at state institutions. West Breaks Off Berlin Discussions Berlin, (XP)—The 3 western allies Wednesday night broke off discussions with Russia on restoring Berlin life to normal. In a sharply worded letter to the soviet commandant, the American," British and French commandants said: "We are not prepared to continue with discussions on the normalization of life in Berlin until we can be confident that agreements freely negotiated will be honored by the soviet authorities." The breakdown of talks, ordered by the 4 foreign ministers in Paris last June, came in a dispute over policies of the soviet management of Berlin's elevated railways. A Russian representative had been invited to a last minute meeting Wednesday to stave off collapse of.,4-power rule, but he did not appear. Churchill Lashes Out at Laborites Calls for Early General Election in Commons Speech London, (U.R) — Winston Churchill in a slashing attack on the labor government asked Wednesday for an early general election in this ''serious and strange" hour of Britain's history. The wartime prime minister and leader of the conservative opposition spoke in commons on the 2nd day of an extraordinary session to debate devaluation. Churchill was cheered wildly as he rose to speak. Mrs. Churchill was sitting in the speaker's gallery, only one seat away from Prime Minister Clement Atllee. Need Change "We are most of us agreed that it is high time for another parliament," he said. "All our difficulties wil have a oetter chance of being solved in a new house of commons." Asserting that Britain has reached a point "in our post-war story and fortune which is both serious and strange," he asked for a new election and added: •'This election overlays all our domestic affairs, and will be fought out with more fundamental divergence over a part of our society than has been known in our lifetime. Atom Bomb "Over al 1 there looms the atom bomb, which tfie Russians have got before the British though happily not before the Americans. "If you take 3 factors together, the financial crisis, the party conflict and the atomic bomb, it would be generally agreed that the hour is grave." General elections are scheduled for next summer, the end of the normal 5-year term since the laborites won a landslide victory just after the end of the war in Europe. No Accord Seems Near in Steel Talks Lucas Speaks in Hearings on Airlines Weather Report FORECAST Mason City: Clear and cold Wednesday night with killing frosl and low 28. Thursday fair and warmer with high 68. Iowa: $air and cool Wednesday night. Thursday fair and warmer. Low Wednesday night 32-36 central and east and near 40 extreme west. Minnesota: Fair Wednesday night heavy to killing frost south portion. Not quite so cold north Fair and warmer Thursday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statis tics of the 24 hours ending at t a. m. Wednesday. Maximum 64 Mniimum 38 At 8 a. m. 45 Cilling Frost Is : orecast in Iowa Des Moines, (U.R)—Iowa's first .jeneral killing frost of fall is in prospect for Wednesday night. The weather bureau predicted emperatures would drop to freez- ng Wednesday night over the en- ire state, with readings of 32 degrees in the south, and as low as 28 degrees in the north. Skies will be partly cloudy over most of the " state Wednesday night, and will be clear and warmer Thursday. The high for Thursday is expected to be from 68 to 73, and . the .low Thursday night from 36 to 42 degrees. ASK STOCK SALE AUTHORITY Washington. (/P) — Authority to sell at competitive bidding 300,000 shares of $3.50-par common stock 'has been asked of the securities and exchange commission by the Interstate Power Co., Dubuque, Iowa. The funds will be used to help pay new construction costs, the utility says. Toy Pandas Get Bogart in Trouble New York, (/P) — The swank E"l Morocco night club posted a "keep out" sign for film tough guy Humphrey Bogart Wednesday after 2 pretty girls got pushed around in a fracas involving Bogart and 2 toy pandas, a modern version of the teddy bear. This sounds confusing. It is. All that's really clear is that Bogart and a waggish pal, Bill Seeman showed up at El Morocco late al night—not with their wives ' but with the pandas. Meet our girl friends," they announced. All went well until Fashion Model Robin Roberts playfully picked up one of Che pandas. Robin got shoved and vound up on the club's thick carpet. Glamor Girl Peggy Rabe also made a pass at a panda. She got escort, Johnny it. Hot words Somebody Washington, (/P)—Senator Lucas (D.-I11.) said Wednesday that Chicago, hub of the country's railroads, should be surrounded by hundreds of airports for use in the event of an atomic disaster there. The senate's democratic leader testified at the opening of a civil aeronautics board hearing on bids by 6 airlines for 2,800 miles of air routes to serve 41 cities in 8 mid- west states. Lucas said he appeared in behalf of Illinois and the Illinois cities along the routes under consideration. A board examiner is hearing testimony in the case. Failed to Start The routes were awarded some time ago by the board to Park: Airline, East St. Louis, 111. It has never started operations. The board will decide later \vhether (1) The awards to Parks should be revoked, (2) Mid-Continent Airlines should be authorized to acquire Parks, or (3) The routes should be awarded to other concerns. Lucas said Illinois cities including Springfield, U r b a n a. Galesburg, Moline, Quincy, and Decatur have had to wait too long for commercial air service. He urged the board to certify quickly an airline to fly the air routes and demand that service start promptly. Routes Involved Here are some of the routes involved: (1.) Chicago to Sioux City, Iowa, via. Elgin, Rockford and Freeport, 111., Dubuque, Waterloo and Fort Dodge, Iowa. (2.) Chicago to MintjeapoJis-St. Paul via. 'Elgin and "Kockford, 111., Beloit ... , . . ._.. _, . Janesville, Madison, Barabco- Washmston, (JP) i — The house Portagei and La C rosse, Wis., Wi- Wcdnesdaypassed a-comprom- , n Rochester and Red Wing, lOA. Ci vl A Al n (\f\i\ 1*111 *« i***!** . * , »» | Minn. (3.) Chicago to Des Moines Aurora, La Salle, Kewanee Joint Group Okays Foreign Aid Program shoved, too. Her Jelke, didn't like were exchanged. smashed a dinner plate over Jelke's shoulders. Bouncers restored order and escorted Bogart and Seeman to the sidewalk, pandas and all. ise $1,314,010,000 bill to friendly nations arm against communism. It now goes to the senate where quick approval is expected. The compromise follows mainly the provisions of a bill previously passed by the senate. Washington, (/P) —A s e.n a t e- house committee approved a $5,809.990,000 foreign aid program Wednesday. The vote wa sa victory for the senate's economy plan for European recovery.-In the final voting the house members approved the senate's figure of $3,778,380,000 to carry the Marshall plan program until June 30, 1950. Drop Fight An early report had said the conferees were in tentative agreement on a $200,000,000 boost in European aid above the senate figure. But in the final ballot the house members dropped their fight for an increase. The measure is expected to get quick approval in both houses and go to the white house within a few days. As the bill now stands it contains: $3,628,380,000 for EGA. Loan Authority $150,000,000 in loan authority for EGA. $1,074,000,000 to cover EGA spending in the final quarter of the last fiscal year. $45,000,000 for Greece and Turkey. $912,500,000 for army occupation costs in Germany, Austria, Japan and Ryukyu islands. $110,000 for a congressional watchdog committee to keep a check on foreign aid spending'. AP Wircphoto FATE UNDECIDED—An expressionless ''Tokyo Rose," Mrs. Iva Toguri D'Aquino, leaves the federal court room in San Francisco Tuesday night, accompanied by Deputy Marshal Herbert R. Cole, after hearing the jury announce at the end of their 2nd day of deliberation that they were reach .a verdict in the treason trial. Judge Michael 'J. Roche returned them to their hotel with instructions to continue attempts on Wednesday to reach a decision. - - via. and" Galesburg, III., and Burlington, Ottumwa and Oskaloosa, Iowa. (4.) Galesburg, 111., to Moline, 111. (5.) Milwaukee to Des Moines via. Rockford, Sterling, Clinton and Moline, 111., and Muscatine, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Marshalltown, Iowa. Of special interest to Mason City is the Chicago to Sioux City route. While Mason City is not mentioned in the applications, there is hope and expectation here that whoever is granted the route will file immediately an application to place Mason City on the route. A person who raises frogs market is a ranaculturist. for 2 American College Boys Are Released by Russians Helmstedt, Germany, (U.R)—Two American college boys, prisoners of the Russians since July 30, sped across the Russian-British zone border to freedom Wednesday. An automobile carrying Warren Oelsner, 20, of Oyster Bay, N. Y., and Peter Sellers, 19, of Philadelphia, from Magdeburg to Hamburg was held up for 4 minutes at the Russian barrier while papers were examined. It then sped -off toward Hamburg, where Edward Oelsner, father of one of the boys, waited TEAR AGO: ..- Maximum Minimum 71 38 their arrival. The automobile belonged to Brig. Gen. Walter Hess, Jr., chief of the U. S. liaison mission to the soviet military mission at Potsdam who figured j. 'ominenlly in Ihc top-level ncjjot ->ns for release of the boys. The youths disappeared while bicycling toward Berlin from Hamburg. They had been warned by American consular authorities that they could not cross the Russian zone %vithout special soviet documents. Maj. Gen. George P. Hays, top- ranking American officer in Berlin, reported shortly afterwards that the boys were picked up for taking unauthorized pictures in a soviet zone town near the western-soviet zone. Hays said at the time it was indicated the Russians might be holding the Americans as hostages for the return of the deserters. Later, Oclsner's father, president of a steamship line, asked U. S. High Commissioner John L. McCloy to intervene personally, which he did. 2 Teenage Girls Escape From Fire Wapello, (U.R)—Beverly Fisher, 15, and her sister Betty, 13, escaped in their nifchlclothing early Wednesday when their 3-room house caught fire. The girls were aroused by the smell of smoke. They fled as flames roared through the converted garage where they lived with their mother, Mrs. Ora Fisher. The family's clothing and furniture were destroyed. Firemen said a short circuit in a refrigerator motor caused the fire. Food Price Index Near 3-Year Low New York, (/P)—The Dun and Bradstreet wholesale food price index this week neared the lowest point in 3 years. F,or the week ended Tuesday it fell to £j.67, a drop of .9 per cent from $5.72 last week,, and 15:4 per cent under the mark of $6.70 a year ago. The index fell 3.1 per cent in 2 weeks. The lowest point this year was $5.66 reached July 5, May 17 and Feb. 8. That mark of $5.66 is the lowest since Oct. 8, 1946. The index represents the total cost at wholesale of a pound each of 31 foods in general use. Higher at wholesale this week were flour, wheat, corn, rye, oats, barley, sugar, coffee and tea. Lower were beef, ham, lard, •butter, cottonseed oil, cocoa, eggs, beans, potatoes, steers, hogs_and lamb. Russia Agrees Greek War Debate Should Be Delayed Lake Success, N. Y., (UP)—Russia.agreed with the west Wednesday.'that the Unite.d Nations should postpone its debate on Greece's war against communist -guerrillas' while private efforts are made to solve the troublesome Balkan question. • Observers interpreted agreement on this proposal by Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky as qualified acceptance by Russia of Secretary of State Dean Acheson's appeal, made at the opening of the general assembly last week, to co-operate with the j west in settling international problems, particularly in Greece. > Vishinsky said Russia would agree to a resolution offered by Australia, with the backing of the United States and Britain, calling upon the general assembly's political committee to appoint .Assembly President Carlos P. Romulo, Secretary General Trygve Lie and Lester B. Pearson of Canada and Selim. Sarper chairman and vice of Turkey, chairman of the committee, to attempt to reach a peaceful settlement of the Greek crisis by Oct. 17. But Vishinsky qualified his acceptance of Acheson's appeal by supporting a Polish resolution asking the political committee'to appeal to the Greek government to "suspend all executions and courts martial for political reasons" as a prerequisite of peaceful settlement of the Greek civil war. Yugoslavia's Milovan Djilas, whose country repeatedly has been under diplomatic fire for alleged support to the Greek guerrillas, took a middle course. He supported the conciliation effort lowan Is Killed by Flying Metal Wellman, (U.R)—A flying piece of metal was blamed Wednesday for the death of Myron Levy, Kalona, 100 Government Workers Fired for Disloyalty Washington, (#)—More than 100 government workers have been fired under the loynlty program, the loyalty review board reported Wednesday. The board, in a review of its activities from March 21, 1947, through July said it has made a total of 332 "ineligible determina- but condemned Greek internal policy. Sinkiang in Hands of Reds Canton, (/P)—The vast northwestern province of Sinkiang which fronts on the Russian border, was reported reliably Wednesday to .have 1 gone 'over to 1 the communists. Tihwa, political center of the sparsely peopled but rich province, has been out of radio contact with Canton for 2 days. That fact added weight to the report all nationalist officials had pulled out of Tihwa into southern Sinkiang. An informant said hp assumed Chinese communists had taken over control of strategic centers throughout the 'northern part 'of Sinkiang, at least. With an immense treasure of natural resources Sinkiang once was known as Chinese Turkestan. It has been an historic area of Russian penetration. Murray Hits at Pension Fund Plan Nationwide Strike Is Threatened by Railroad Workers By UNITED PRESS Hopes for an agreement to avert a nationwide steel strike nose- dived Wednesday and reports of violence increased in the walkout of John L. Lewis' coal miners. A nationwide rail' strike was threatened by President D. B. Robertson of the Brotherhood of Firemen and Enginemen, whose members ",Vant an extra man on the crews of diesel engines. In another major labor dispute, at the Ford Motor company, top officials of- the company and the CIO United Automobile Workers were trying to reach an agreement on pensions which would avert a threatened strike at midnight. Hopes High Hope had been -high that steel companies and • Philip Murray's CIO United Steel Workers might come to an agreement w h ic h would put off a nationwide walkout at 12:01 a. m. Saturday, a strike would idle 1,000,000 men and economists have warned of damaging effects on the nation's economy. . . . But separate statements from Murray and from President Benjamin Fairless of the U. S. Steel corporation, leader of the industry, showed that agreement was not close. Center of the difficulty'.was the steel companies' insistence that the workers contribute a share o^Jth^e.^pension _and social , insur,ance : ' prbgfarhj which a government, fact-finding board estimated would cost about 1.0- cents on hour per worker. Murray said that for the workers to contribute to the pension fund would be just the same as if they took a wage cut: He warned that the steel workers wanted the whole 10-cent "package," or they would strike.. Cancel Report .The Fairless-Murray statements apparently canceled a -report by a steelworkers district representative at Duluth, Minn., that he had heard negotiators in steel at Pittsburgh were "niaking progress." 'A walkout of CIO-USW member's in the iron mines of Minnesota and northern Michigan was postponed at least 2 days on the basis of the report.. At Chicago,, Inland Steel announced that .it.was getting set to curtail operations .and- cool its furnaces in preparation for the scheduled walkout. In Pennsylvania, a western county sheriff asked the governor to send state police re-inforce- ments to the soft - coal fields, where non-striking miners were toting guns to work. The non- striking men were on guard against roving picket bands of United Mine Workers. 3 Western Allies Decide to Devalue German Mark in a traffic accident. Levy died Tuesday ol a fractured skull after the "track" on the halt-track vehicle he was driving snapped. A piece of the track struck him in the head. The accident occurred 2 miles east of here. tions.' Of these, the board said, 102 persons have been fired for loyalty reasons. Seventy others were restored to duty after appeals; 148 are in the process of appealing or being removed, and 12 cases have been returned to regional boards for further consideration. The year following 1 B. C. was 1 A. D. t Bonn, Germany, (/P)—Chancellor Konrad Adenauer announced Wednesday that the 3 western allies had decided to cut the value of the West German mark from 30 cents to 23.80 cents in U. S. money. Adenauer, head of the new West German republic, said the allied recommendation had been given to his cabinet as a result of devaluation of the British pound. Originally, Adenauer declared, the Germans had wanted the rate set at 224 cents. The West German cabinet still has to act on the allied decision before devaluation is officially carried out, Adenauer said. The allied high comwiissioncrs for the United States, France and Britain issued a statement declaring that the West German repub- l lie would have until the end ot the year to adjust its economy to prevent "discriminatory practices" and black.-marketeering resulting from devaluation. The commissioners also promised to issue an order within a week stabilizing the price of coal exported from the Ruhr Valley to other European natioiis. Stabilization is needed* the • statement said, "to ensure that interests of coal importing countries are not prejudiced by present devaluation of the Deutsche mark." The French, particularly, were reported opposed to any sharp devaluation of the mark for fear it would give German goods a competitive advantage. They were reported yesterday favoring a 15 per cent reduction in the mark's value while the Americans backed the German proposal for a devaluation of about 25 per cent. Former Opera Star Returns to America Hoboken, N. J., (>P)—Mary Garden returned to the United States Wednesday at the age of 72. Miss Garden, whose flashing operatic career faded in 1931, has been living in retirement in Scotland for 15 years. But she indicated that retirement did not mean repose to her. Her immediate plans? A lecture tour under the sponsorship of the National Arts Foundation begins Oct. 2 in Washington, D. C. She will discuss music. She will not sing again. Air Force Teils of Radar Defense System Washington, (/P)—The air force said Wednesday radar air defense systems are operating on both coasts of the United States and in Alaska. Beyond confirming their existence, however, the air force declined to give any details on the radar stations along the northwest and northeast coastal areas. SAME —3S4 (BUtk flag Me»n> ir»ffl» aulk U 34 k«ir»)

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