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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" VOL. LV HOME EDITION llilllf Associated Press and United Press Full Lease Wires (Five Cents a Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1949 This Paper Consists of Two Sections—Section On* No. 309 AP Wirephoto LOUNGE CONVERSATION—Following Friday's session of the UN general assembly, Secretary of State Dean Acheson (left) and. Britain's Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin engage in serious conversation in the lounge of the United Nations building-at Flushing, N. Y. Earlier Acheson, told the assembly that President Truman's report of an atomic explosion in the Soviet Union came as no surprise. Mixed Alarm, Optimism in After A-Bomb News Europ( London, (AP)—Europe is taking the news of Russia's atomic blast like a child takes a dose of medicine he knew he would have to swallow sooner or later. * ."$ Some governments took the news with a perceptible shudder—others with a shrug 'and a show of optimism. Russia remained mum, confin- iji'g herself to press warnings igainst spies within her borders. The British government said it had expected- other nations would eventually develop. atomic energy. It added this probability had always been taken into account. ' / • • Parliment Issue There were indications an' attempt will be made to inject ftie atomic issue into the coming emergency session of parliament, called to hash out Britain's economic woes. . It seemed unlikely, however, the government would take the subject up right now.- 2nd Atomic Bomb Blast Is Reported New York, (fi>) — The Mutual Broadcasting System said Saturday a 2nd atomic explosion took place in Russia less than 2 weeks ago. Believe U. S. Can Keep Atom Lead Many Top American Security Officials Take Calm Stand Washington, (;p)_The United States still holds a vast lead over Russia in the field of atomic weapons and in all probability will never lose it, top American officials said Saturday. "They'll never catch up with us," said one high security official in the wake of President Truman's disclosure Friday that there has been an atomic explosion in Russia. While it was calmly worded, the president's statement itself exploded through the western world with tei-rific impact. It brought urgent—and hopeful —new demands from lawmakers, scientists, diplomats and others for effective international atom controls—a demand which merely echoed Mr. Truman's own words. Withers Opposition It caused a general withering of congressional opposition to sharing American atomic secrets with Britain und Canada. And it raised questions enough to keep the world guessing for months. How did the news reach this country? One official who knew said "hundreds of persons" and numerous agencies were involved. Another said it was a "miracle o£ intelligence." But whether it involved spies, ground equipment, or airborne radiation - detecting instruments—" or all 3—no one would say for sure. Was it definitely an atomic bomb, or just an accidental explosion? A bomb, absolutely, experts said—and, apparently, the Soviets' first successful one. Questions Unanswered But when and where the explosion occurred, how efficient the Russian bomb' may be, and what effect it might have on future relations between the east and the west—those questions and dozens of others went unanswered except for hints and guesses. No one, however, seemed to believe that the soviet success in ferreting out the A-bomb secret posed any immediate threat to world peace. Gen. Omar N. Bradley, chair- See Farm Subsidies Offering Vote Issue ELEANOR The' western press expressed belief that the atomic blast might ease Russian suspicions of American power and bring the 2 nations together as partners in establishing atomic controls. ... At the same time the press made no attempt to minimize the "sinister outlook" for the future unless such controls are established. 'It emphasized; however, that while Russia apparently has made a "start" on the atomic bomb, the United States still holds a long lead in stockpiling. No Surprise Scientists and political leaders in several countries indicated they already had known about the Russian atomic blast. In Paris French Defense Minister Paul Ramadier indicated that more than .one atomic-explosion which might .have come from Russia has been registered in France. "It is not The report was attributed to the MBS correspondent in Stockholm, Birger Jacobsen, who said reliable Swedish sources disclosed the explosion took place near Crimea on Sept. 14.' The Crimea is in southern- Russia, a peninsula extending into the Black Sea. Jacobsen said 6 inventors were involved. He named Kapitza, Sem- jenov and Joffe, Russians; and Pose, Mye and Hertz, Germans. A dispatch from Stockholm Friday night said the seismograph at the Lund observatory registered an earth tremor on Sept. 14, which might have been caused by an atomic explosion in Siberia. Lund is in southern Sweden, 24 miles across the sound from Copenhagen. A Stockholm newspaper, Dagens man of'the United States chiefs of staff, spent Friday afternoon playing golf. The nation's top mili- advised: "The calmer the American people take this matter the better. We have anticipated it for 4 years and it calls for no change in our basic defense plan." the first time that suspected detonations have been registered, notably in France," he told reporters. Nyheter, quoted an spokesman as saying observatory 3 tremors were recorded in September. Two of them, .he said, were common earth tremors. The 3rd, he continued, originated about 3,200 miles east of Lund. President Truman's announcement Friday of an atomic explosion in Russia said only that it occurred "in recent weeks.' Dies After Corn Picker Accident DeWitt, (;?)—Charles Otto, 52, living east of DeWitt was fatally injured late Friday evening when his clothing became caught in a corn picker on a farm west of Welton. Otto was found in a dying condition by his son, Jacque, 23, who went to investigate after his father did not return with the rest of the crew. Otto died before help arrived. Model Proves Alluring Lure to 2 Robbers New York, (U,R)—Two amorous robbers agreed Saturday that they shouldn't have expected a girl they robbed to put them on her dating list. Police held Sabato Giannotti, 27, and John Carfogino, paroled ex- convicts, on charges of violating the Sullivan law and robbery because Pretty Eleanor Jolly, a 22- year-old model, didn't like their approach. Miss Jolly said her introduction to the 2 men was contrary to all rules ot etiquette. She told police that they and another thug forced their way into her apartment Thursday and tied her up with one of her belts. While 2 of the men ransacked her apartment of $158 in cash and $500 in jewels, the 3rd was ungallant enough to make passes at her, she reported. Imagine her surprise when he called her the next day and askecf for a date. • Eleanor accepted and asked police to chaperone her meeting with Gjanotti in her apartment Friday afternoon. He hardly had been hustled, away to jail when Carfogino called and asked if he could meet her at a nearby cafe. Eleanor was delighted and so were police. Both men said they didn't know the other had made a date with Eleanor. They refused to reveal the name of the 3rd member of the gang, but Eleanor assured police she probably will hear from him in time anyway. Rajk to Die for Treason in Hungary 2 Others to Share Fate of Former No. 2 Communist Budapest, Hungary, (JP) —A people's court Saturday sentenced Laszlo Rajk, former No. 2 communist, and 2 of his 7 co-defendants to die for plotting to sup- plaiit Hungary's government by a regime obedient to Yugoslav Marshal Tito. Two other defendants were sentenced to life imprisonment and another to 9 years. But the court passed no sentence on the other 2 defendants— Lieut. Gen. Gyorgy Palffy, former chief of the Hungarian army, and Bela Korondy, colonel The court said it was of police, not competent-to deal with them and they were held for court martial. Sentenced with Rajk to die were Dr. Tibor Szoenyn, former member of parliament and a communist party official, and Andras. Szalai, another party official. Life sentences were imposed on Lazar Brankov, counselor of the Yugoslav embassy, and Pal Justus, a member of parliament and president of the Hungarian radio. Milan Ognyenovics, a confessed Yugoslav professional spy, was entenced to 9 years' imprisonment. The indictment against Rajk, former foreign .minister and in- erior minister, accused him of working with an American spy ing and plotting with Tito to Dring about the-downfall of the Budapest government. During the trial the defendants had eagerly admitted most of the accusations against them and even elaborated on the government's charges. The court pointed out that all the convicted have the right to appeal their sentences. Barkley in St. Louis for Birthday Party SI. Louis. (/P)—Vice President Barkley is in St. Louis and will attend a birthday party Saturday night for Mrs. Carlton S. Hadley, the vivacious widow he has visited several times in recent weeks Mrs. Hadley, who is 38, reiterated it will be a birthday celebration, not an announcement party. 4th Slot Machine Charge Is Filed Charles City, (/P)—John Kielty, operator of the Columbus club, was charged Friday afternoon with illegal possession of . gambling devices in connection with the seizure Sept. 15 of 2 slot machines in the club. The charge was the last of 4. made following raids by local officers last week. Charged earlier were Gordon E. Churchill, Wesley Hobert and Stanley Hannum, all of Charles City. Map Plans to Elect . Democratic Speaker Des Moines, (/P)-—State Democratic Chairman Jake~ More said plans to elect a democratic'speak- er' of the 1951 legislature were among items discussed at a statewide party meeting here Saturday. More said state central committee members and county chairmen and vice chairmen from 75 counties were present for the party pow-wow. "The county workers report that whereas 4 years ago scores of democrats wouldn't even think of running for the legislature and 2 years ago many seats went uncontested there will be candidates for every vacant seat next year," More said. Time SAME DATE—1948—375 IBUek flM ne»n» trafft* *«»t* IB ^^ t4 fMt Farmer Feels Wasted at GOP Meet Sioux City,. (/P)—One man figured he wasted a day by attending the republican farm conference here. The man, who identified himself as a tenant farmer but refused to give his name, rose at the conference Friday,, shouting "Stop!" Then he added: "I came here to hear dirt farmers talk. I have wasted the day. All I. have heard is long statements that I can't understand." Up to that time, most of the session had been devoted to presentation' of statements by farm organization spokesmen. Conference , Chairman Axel J Beck of Elk Point, S. Dak., told the man he and other farmers would be given a chance to be heard later. "I won't be here," the man replied and left the hall. TREATED FOR POLIO Jowa City — Lena Murphy, 22 months, Iowa Falls, is a new polio patient • at University hospitals I here. AP Wirephoto STEEL, UNION LEADERS NEGOTIATE—CIO United Steelworkers President Philip Murray (left) and Vice • President John A. Stephens of U. S. Steel Corporation pause outside the meeting room before sitting down at the bargaining table Friday. Negotiations resumed under a 3rd presidential strike truce..Both declined comment as they went into conference in Pittsburgh behind closed doors. Chile Denounces Russia's Campaign Against Yugoslavs New York, (AP)—Russia's campaign against Premier Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia was denounced by Chile Saturday as a flagrant threat to peace. Hernan Santa Cruz, Chile's ardently anti-communist chief delegate, brought the Tito-cominform conflict into the debate of the United Nations assembly for the first time, after blast- Republican Conference in Last Day Farmers Who Appear Almost Unanimously Against "Handouts" Sioux City, (^—National republican leaders expressed confidence Saturday that direct government farm subsidies offer them an issue with which to win the midwest farm vote from the democrats. This confidence was voiced by Senator Mundt of South Dakota and Rep. Hope of Kansas after listening to a parade of farmer speakers before the GOP's 2-day farm conference. The meeting ends Saturday. The conference was called to get, an idea of what kind of tarm program the republicans should sponsor if they wish to stage a midwestern victory march in next year's congressional elections. Almost without exception, farmers who appeared .before a committee of congressmen and representatives of the party's national committee said they were against what they variously described as government "handouts," "doles,"' and "checks" as substitutes for a fair market price. Brannan Plan Several referred specifically to the Brannan plan which President Truman has indicated he will make an issue of in the 1950 campaigns. That plan proposes broad use of subsidies to achieve a dual goal of cheaper food for consumers and a high level of mcome for farmers. The gap between low- priced farm products and high farm income'would'be.bridged by government payments to producers. Several farmer spokesmen advocated a selfr-financing program moving* Chinese ing Russia as the force behind the communists. Santa Cruz told the 59-nation assembly it must weigh Russia's so-called peace offer of Friday in the light of these and.other prob-_ lefns, such as Greece and Korea, f Santa Cruz x did not indicate whether he would make a formal complaint on the Cominform-Tito issue, as he did after the communist coup in Czechoslovakia early in 1948. Santa Cruz spoke immediately after Polish Delegate Stefan Wier- blowski' opened the day's debate with a bitter attack on the western powers. The Pole followed the lead taken by Russia's Andrei Y. Vishinsky, Friday in blaming the United States largely for world tension. 700 Gather for Martin Funeral Sutherland, (/P)—An estimated crowd of more than 700 persons; among them Goy- William S. Beardsley, paid final tribute to James Patterson . Martin, 101, Iowa's last Civil/ war veteran Friday. ' ' Included in the-throng- were about 250 representatives from over 20 veterans posts in northwest Iowa forming a massive colbr guard for the state G. A. R. commander. Services lasted more than 2 hours and included both Masonic and military rites. under would •which they foot the bill surpluses abroad and themselves for selling to low-in- AP Wirephoto MAN SEIZED AFTER TERRORIZING VETERANS OFFICE — William Shimkus (center), 31-year-old war veteran, is taken into custody by 2 Chicago policemen after he had terrorized 140 persons in a veterans administration office Friday, emphasizing with 2 guns his demands to be treated for tuberculosis. He held a woman VA worker in a chair for half an hour, police said, still brandishing his guns as 140 persons in an adjoining office stood terrified. Shimkus was taken to the county psychiatric hospital. Henry Blackmer Back in Denver Denver, (U.R)—Henry M, Blackmer, 80, international fugitive for 25 years, arrived here Saturday to surrender on federal income tax evasion charges gi-owing from th.3 Teapot Dome scandals of the Harding administration. He smilingly brushed aside questions on his future plans. Blackmer left Union Station by car for the home of his son, Myron K. Blackmer, in the exclusive Cherry Hills district and said he would not talk to the press until after Monday's preliminary hear- ling. GUY GABRIELSON Gabrielson to Visit in Mason City Guy G. Gabrielson, New York, chairman of the republican national committee, will be at the Hotel Hanford Sunday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 p. m. to meet any North lowans interested in talking to him, it was announced Saturday by his brother-in-law, F. P Walker, Clear Lake. Mr. and Mrs. Gabrielson wil fly here from Des Moines where he is conferring with republican party chiefs following the farm meeting at'Sioux City. Mrs. Gabrielson. and .Mrs. Walker, are sisters. Gabrielson is a brother of Rush Gabrielson, Crystal Lake banker. Walker stressed that the "open house" at the Hotel Hanford would not be political but that anyone wishing to talk to Gabrielson would be welcome. ' Sports Bulletin Red Sox 3; Yankees, 0. Mesopotamia is a name appliec to Iraq, the areas between th Euphrates and the Tigris rivers come groups at home at cut-rate prices. -.On the other hand, there was less agreement on government price support levels. Some insisted upon supports at 100' per cent of parity for domestically-consumed, farm, products, as contrasted with the 90~ per cent in effect this year for major products, and 60 to 90 ac nvQiMrigd iii the Ion"—2rsn"s Aiken law • due to go into effect next year unless congress says differently. Legal Standard Parity is a legal standard for measuring farm market prices. It s deemed to be equally fair to producers and consumers. Others were willing to go along vith the Aiken act. Two farmer speakers opposed any kind of government farm program. .They were Dan D. Case- cent, Manhattan,'Kans., Livestock rancher, and Mrs. Geneva Dunn, Dxford, Kans., where the Dunn's have a ranch. Casement said government in- ervention into agriculture was 'immoral' 1 in that it involved 'robbing s selective Peter to pay a collective Paul." Frost Reported in Mason City DBS Moines, (/P)—Frost was reported at several Iowa points Friday night but warmer weather is on tap for Sunday, the weather bureau reported Saturday. The temperature dropped ,to 32 at Atlantic and Iowa City early Saturday. Points reporting frost included Spencer, Otturriwa, Davenport and Mason City. Weather 'Report FORECAST Mason City: Low Saturday night 40-45. High Sunday, about 80. Io\va: Mostly fair and warmer Saturday night a n'd Sunday. Low Saturday night 40-50 east, 45-50 west. High' Sunday 76-82. Minnesota: Fair and warmer Saturday night; Sunday partly cloudy and warmer. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics of the 24 hours ending at 8 a. m. Saturday: Maximum 63 Minimum 34 At 8 a. m. 50 YEAR AGCft Maximum Minimum- 67 43 4 — FINAL 4— FINAL Iowa \f» v* * A* Viffanova ... Penn State ,. 4 —. FINAL Michigan Mich. State . i 4 — FINAL Ohio State .,., Missouri ....... Pittsburgh ... Wm&Mary. 23 4 — FINAL

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