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Mason City, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 28, 1948
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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER !g' TED FOR THE HOME NiWSrArtft Associated Press and United Press FulJ Le ase wires ' 3 new 'TM^C.^ AY iTr V 'T 4JXy " "Ha'-aiia home in Greene early Tuesday. AtMelt, Arthur Lindell of Greene, who acted as t Tf It * -.f * Jf. .)i Jfc Jt Ji j. ., interpreter for the family upon arrival, is ahowS? them tneir new quarters. With Mr. and Mrs Lamhpvf nr» fhoii- o , TT ,, _ ,. *•-".. emu J.I.L.LQ. -L/duiutJi L die tneir 2 boys, Harold 5, and Arne 2V.,. ******* Latvians Find Home in Greene to America in Small Boat By RICK MEREDITH Staff Representative Greene—This Butler county community took on an unofficial population o£ 1,604 early Tuesday with the arrival of the John Lambert family of 4, transplanted Latvians who, misty-eyed, surveyed their new surroundings and friends with thanks and astonishment. Papa and Mama .Lambert were happily looking over the furnished apartment readied for them. Their 2 youngsters, Harold, 5, and Arne, 2J, pawed into comic books, explored the rooms. The trail the family left in the wake of a 64-foot ketch had been eventful and daring—pooling resources of 6 families to buy the vessel—the easing out of Sweden from underneath the iron curtain— the .46-day haul to Dover, England, thence to Bermuda and Boston—the patient waiting since July to get immigration clearance —the kind offer of a .Greene businessman via Life magazine—the offer became a reality Dec. 28. Felt Soviet Heat It all started when a group of Latvians, who had fled their own country to Sweden in 1944, realized the soviet was breathing down their necks in 1948 to get them to return to their native land as soviet, citizens. Mechanic John Lambert organized the group. He sold his car to help pay for the $12,000 "Gundel," a 50-year old sailing craft smaller than the Mayflower. When the group set out May 22, it included 6 families totaling 29 persons. The equipment was meager and so was the food supply. A 2nd hand Japanese sextant and one withered chart were the navigation aids. The stop at Dover was completed June 8. Bermuda was the next land stop and then Provincetown. After a day's sparring the strange assemblage was allowed in Boston harbor, largely through the influence of Latvian friends in Boston and sympathetic congressmen. The contingent arrived with $27 and no food. Appeared in Life MASON CITY, IOWA. TUESDAY, DECEMBER as Ruhr Control Authority Is Established Russia Not Admitted as Member Nation of Internationa! Board London, (fl>) __ The western powers set up Tuesday a strict international control system to bar Germany's industrial Rhur valley from war production. The Ruhr was ordered to produce solely for peace. Their decision was announced in a formal communique as the climax of a 6-week conference here attended by representatives of the United States, Britain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. It contained no admission of Russia as a partner in the international control board to be known as the "Ruhr authority." Slated to Begin An American spokesman told a news conference at the embassy the agreement probably will go into operation in 2 or 3 months. He said a military security board provided for in the agreement also will begin functioning within that time. The spokesman said the Americans regard the pact as an executive agreement which will not need congressional approval, as a formal treaty would. The agreement offered Germany a place on the board as soon as it develops a legal government. The Germans will have 3 votes— the same as the United States. Britain and France will have and 2 more than each of the Benelux countries which it overran in World war II. Inspection System It set up an international system of inspection—the framework of an industrial police—to keep the Ruhr from becoming once again a war-making industrial machine as it did under Hitler and Kaiser Wilhelm It left unsettled the dynamite- Tht« Pgp«r CoodsU of Two Sections-Section On, No. 12 Rescued From Greenland Icecap PA YE EMERSON'S WRIST CUT-Elliott his wife, Faye Emerson of the stage and screen, were all tmiles when this picture was made last June at New York's Stork club. Monday in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Dutchess County Sheriff C. Fred Close said Mrs. Roosevelt had been treated overnight in a hospital for a slashed wrist. Close said he was informed Elliott would appear Wednesday at the district attorney's office to provide details. The sheriff quoted a physician~as saying he understood the cuts were self-inflicted. Charter Plane Carrying 30 Persons Feared Down at Sea laden question of ultimate ownership of the Ruhr's industries plain concession to France. The agreement was for an indefinite term, leaving open the possibility the Ruhr might forever continue under international supervision. Miami, Fla., (/P) — A charter plane carrying 30 persons, including " ' - ' McKellar in "Fight" With Publisher Nashville, Tenn., (U.R)—Published reports of a one-blow "incident" between U. S. Senator K. D. Mc- 2 infants was long overdue a and feared down at sea Tuesday on a flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Miami. Forty-three aircraft conducted an areial search for the missing plane. A blimp was ordered to prepare to join the hunt. The missing twin-engined DC-3 charter airliner carred 27 passengers and a crew of 3, the coast guard reported. It was approximately 9 hours overdue at 2 p. m., and its fuel supply would have been exhausted for nearly 8 hours at that time. Coast guardsmen listed- the and Publisher Silliman of the Nashville Tennes- MEET THE PUBLIC-The Lambert family got an early reception at Greene when they amved m the wee hours Tuesday morning after motoring from the train ^Waterloo w«? n 1 1 S ' i inddl> , *£• Lambert > Fred Van Dyke, son-in-law in partnershfrTwith Harry Downs, who made the connection possible; Chuck Hilton, KGLO news editor and Harold Lambert, 5. Hilton first heard of the arrangements a week ago and kept in touch ures PagS 2 n a S nci a T 8 ) y ^ the SPOt WheU the 6Vent ™ ^^ted. (Other pic- This was where Life magazine picked up the cue. A 3-page spread appeared in August. One page length picture showed Mrs. Lambert and the 2 youngsters reflecting a look of weariness but not futility. The brief mention also said Mr. Lambert owned an auto repair shop in Latvia, hoped to enter the same type of work in America. Garageman Harry Downs of Greene was attracted, He sat down and wrote Life an Inquiry. Who were these people? Would they like to come to Io\va to settle? What would be the procedure? Quick Response Machinery whirled fast. Life acted as a go-between at first. But Lambert was quick to respond to the Hawkeye offer and after that all that kept the deal from completion was immi£ration clearance and sale of the "Gundel." The group of Latvians decided to spend Christmas together, probably for the last time, and then the Lamberts were free to make their new connections. Correspondence had been very fatisfactory. Downs found that Lambert had not only run an auto repair in Latvia, he had been both « mechanic and body man for a • 1 ;^/( large Ford dealership in Sweden Downs is a Ford Dealer. The benefactor was confined to his home with influenza Monda night and Tuesday but the Greene delegation which received the Lamberts was highly impressec with the man who engineerec the "flight of freedom" and his family. Met Train at Waterloo They were met at Waterloo as they stepped off the train at 11:30 p. m., Monday by Fred Van Dyke Down's business partner and son- in-law; Harry Downs, jr., 16, high school student; Arthur Lindell and Robert Fischer, Greene, editor. Lindell, of Swedish descent manages the Tyden farms here and volunteered to act as interpreter. He found his job made easy however as the Lamberts were able to converse in English almost as well as in their native Latvian and adopted Swedish tongue. The drive to Greene found Mrs. Van Dyke and Mrs. Downs waiting with a welcome in the large, furnished apartment earmarked for the Lamberts. It's an entire upstairs of 5 rooms above the Van Dykes. The kitchen is completely modern with equipment the Downs and Van Dykes installed including a new electric range, near new refrigerator and large cupboards. Papa Lambert, a squat, trim man, who, if he had any, failed to show the fatigue of travel from Boston, joked with the gathering and left no doubt that this was one of the happiest moments of his life. Give Away His wife said little but smiled appreciatively at her hostesses and the gleam in her eye was a dead give away of joy. The youngsters frolicked until early morning, ignoring slumber- time, as they eagerly awaited a look at their new surroundings. From Latvia to Sweden to Boston to Life magazine to Greene—a new horizon had come at last to a family which made its breaks and got them. Believe Student Assassin of Egyptian Prime Minister UN Orders Release of Indonesians Paris, </p)_The united nations security council ordered the Netherlands Tuesday to release captured -leaders of the Indonesian republic within 24 hours. The council acted on a resolution of China's delegate, Dr. Hsia Ching-Ling, who said there was no reason for the Dutch to delay even for a day the release of Dr Soekarno, president of the republic, and members of his cabinet The leaders were taken when the Dutch seized Jogjakarta in their newest "police action" in Java and Sumatra. Council members were critical of the Dutch for their provisional refusal to obey the council order to halt fighting in Indonesia. Roads in Mason City Area Are Hazardous The state highway patrol ported Tuesday that sleet made highways in the Mason City area slippery and hazardous. The patrol issued the following road summary: Cherokee, Spencer, Rock Rapids and Estherville areas—heavy snow falling, highways slippery. Humboldt, Algona and Webster ty areas—highways • icy and hazardous. Waterloo area—very slippery. TAKE PACKAGES Berlin, (U.R)—Russian-controlled German police Tuesday confiscated packages of Germans traveling from the Russian zone to the western sectors without Russian export permits or food ration cards, re has Cairo, (fl>)~P rime Minister Mahmoud Fahmy Nokrashy Pasha was assassinated Tuesday morning. Police said he was shot by a student disguised as a police officer. They declared the assassin was a member of the Moslem Brotherhood association, a nationalist group recently outlawed by the prime minister. The slaying occurred in the ministry of interior where the prime minister was on the way to his office. Witnesses said the assassin emptied his revolver at Nokrashy Pasha and that 5 bullets struck him. One went wild. He died 5 minutes later without uttering a word. Other persons in the building at the time said the assailant approached Nokrashy Pasha and shook hands with him before drawing the gun. The killer was arrested immediately. In outlawing the Moslem Brotherhood, the prime minister charged the group with responsibility for violence which caused several deaths. The order followed a series of explosions in Cairo business establishments. Kellar Evans, sean, were confirmed Tuesday by the participants. Columnist Robert Allen reported McKellar and Evans met in a Washington hotel recently 'and quoted Evans as saying: "Senator, we have differed politically, but there is no reason why there should be any enmity between us." McKellar's reply, Allen said, was "a smashing blow to Evans' face." In Washington Monday nigrt Senator McKellar was quoted as saying that "All I can is that something like that happened, but I don't want to say anything about it." In Nashville Evans was quoted as saying that '-'I simply folded my hands behind my back and did not return the blow as I had no desire to strike the senator in view of his age .(McKellar will be 80 on Jan. 29.) Ruthven Farmer Held for Assault With Intent to Murder Emmetsburg, 01.R>—Fred Mason, 72, Ruthven farmer, was held in county jail here Tuesday after he allegedly attempted to shoot Harry Kummerfelte, 47, Monday. Police said Mason pulled a .22 caliber revolver and put it in Kummerfelte's face Monday as the climax to an argument. They said the gun failed to fire when Mason pulled the trigger because of a broken spring. Man Is Killed When Hit by Automobile Davenport, (/P)—Herman Muhs, 74, a Davenport street sweeper, Oskaloosans Will File Appeal Bond DCS IVIoines (U.R)—Attorneys for Oskaloosa property owners fighting to save several blocks of shade trees have notified the Iowa supreme court they will file $10,000 appeal bond late Tuesday. The court set Dec. 28 as the deadline for posting a surety bond if the property owners appeal from a district court decision favoring a street-widening project. That would mean destruction ol the trees. was killed early Tuesday struck by an automobile downtown intersection. when at a Robert P. Achenbach, 24, driver of the car, told police he did not see Muhs, who was pushing cart across the street, until his he was nearly upon him. Achenbach was not held. crew as Capt. Bob Linquist, Fort Myers, Fla., pilot; Ernie Hill, 22, of Miami, co-pilot, and Miss Mary Burke, Jersey City, N. J., stewardess. The coast guard air-sea rescue service said the last contact with the plane was made by overseas radio at New Orleans at 3:13 a. m. The plane at that time gave its position as 50 miles south of Miami. Overseas radio, a unit of the civil aeronautics authority, read the position report back to the plane and asked for confirmation. No answer was received. Continuous calling by radio brought no further response. v Claim Priest Admits Guilt Budapest, (U.R)—The Hungarian government announced Tuesday that Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty, Catholic primate of Hungary, has confessed that he plotted to overthrow the communist regime and restore the Hapsburg monarchy in Hungary. A ministry of interior commu- nique said that the primate, who was arrested Monday on treason and espionage charges, admitted that he planned restoration of the Hapsburg monarchy in conversations with Francis Cardinal Spellman of New York and Otto of Hapsfaurg during a visit to the United States last year. Cardinal Mindszenty admitted, the communique said, that he "conducted a 1-hour confidential negotiation with Otto in a monastery near Chicago" on June 21, 1947, at which "he told Otto about the Hungarian royalist movement under his leadership." The cardinal further confessed, the communique said, that at this secret meeting he and Otto agreed that after an expected 3rd World war the United States would support a federated central European kingdom. The 1,600-word communique said that Mindszenty "confessed" sending secret reports regarding Hungarian internal affairs to western power envoys. Minneapolis Gas Explosion Kills 1 Man Minneapolis, (U.R)—One man was killed and 7 Minneapolis Gas Co. workers were hospitalized Tuesday when a gas main exploded at a south Minneapolis intersection. Three other workers were treated at Deaconess hospital and released. Flames shot into the air, burning the 7 injured. Malker Smith died when he was trapped in the excavation, authorities said. Heavy gas fumes prevented rescuers from entering the excavation immediately. The fire department was called to the scene to extinguish the fire. No cause was given for the explosion. Ashford Is Freed on $7,500 Bond Francis M. Ashford, 36, 119 Connecticut N. E., was free on $7,500 bond Tuesday on a charge of assault with intent to commit murder. Preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 6. Meanwhile the victim of the midnight stabbing last week showed slight improvement. Given little chance to recover, Arthur Ashburn, 44, 20 4th N. E., improved somewhat both Monday and Tuesday. The altercation started after a phone talk in which the 2 became angry and Ashburn came to the Ashford residence. Mrs. Ashford is the former Mrs. Ashburn and has custody of a 9 year old youth over whom the quarrel is alleged to have developed. Flyers Are in Good Condition Ski-Equipped C-47 Makes Landing on Snowy Plateau Washington, (U.R)—Two air force fliers outraced the navy and the arctic cold Tuesday to rescue 12 marooned comrades from the Greenland ice cap. The dramatic rescue was achieved at 9:08 a. m., GST by a twin-engined C-47 transport plane flown by Lt Col. Emil G. Beaudry and 1st Lt. Charles H. Biackwell, both of the Westover Field Mass air base. They skiied their big plane into a landing on the icy, 7,700-foot plateau where 3 other rescue ships had crashed, or been stranded, loaded the castaways aboard and zoomed off again with the help of rocket boosters. Land at Bluie West Air force headquarters here announced that the rescue plane landed the men at Bluie West 8 field at 11:20 a. m. CST. Beaudry and Biackwell radioed back to the air force rescue base at Goose Bay, Labrador, that all the marooned men were in Rood condition. Seven of the castaways had been stranded since Dec. 9 when their transport crashed on the towerin* Plateau. Five more flyers joined them during the ensuing weeks in 3 separate rescue attempts that failed. Air Force Victory It was a spectacular victory for the air force, whose Greenland rescue crews had gone all-out in an effort to remove their comrades from the cap in the face of howling gales that reached velocities of 100 miles an hour. Beaudry and Biackwell effected the rescue at almost the same time that Col. Bernt Balchen, tha air forces top Arctic expert, was arriving in Greenland with a picked crew of specialists from the Alaskan command to lend a hand in the operation. And they beat out by a full 72 hours the oncoming navy carrier Saipan, which put out from Norfolk, Va., last Saturday with 5 helicopters it planned to land on the ice cap. SAME DATE—1947—566 (Black flat mean* traffic 4«atk i* 24 baun) Dies of Christmas Eve Crash Injuries Des Moines, (/P) — Raymond Dawson, 57, of Dea Moines, died Tuesday in a hor.pital here of injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Dallas Center Christmas eve. Mrs. Dawson also is in the hospital, in critical condition. Hos- jpital attendants said Dawson lost 'control of his car and it hit a bridge abutment or pole. Weather Report FORECAST Mason City: Snow flurries Tuesday evening. Low Tuesday night 20. High Wednesday 20. Iowa: Snow flurries early Tuesday night. Clearing and colder late Tuesday. Wednesday fair. Low Tuesday night 10 northwest to 20 southeast. Iowa: 5-day weather outlook—No major temperature changes until Friday night, when turning colder again. Rain, changing to snow likely again Friday. Warmer Sunday. Temperatures will average 3 to 5 degrees above normal. Normal highs near 33, lows near 15. Precipitation will total near one-quarter inch, water content. Minnesota: Generally fair; colder south and east central portions Tuesday night; Wednesday fair. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning: Maximum 34 Minimum 22 At 8 a. m. Tuesday 30 YEAR AGO: Maximum 33 Minimum 11 CutTradeWith Eastern Europe Yugoslavia to Send Materials to West Belgrade, Yugoslavia, (U.R) Yugoslavia cut off all food exports to eastern Europe Tuesday and prepared to begin trading her rich stores of copper, zinc, iron ore and timber to the west in return for industrial machinery. The trade break with Russia and soviet satellite countries was announced in a major policy speech before the Yugoslav parliament Monday by Marshal Tito. Tito said Yugoslavia no longer will export any "meat, wheat, oils and other items" to eastern Europe because those nations have violated trade agreements with Yugoslavia as a result of the comin- form's excommunication of the Tito government. "Concrete economic pressure (from eastern Europe) is increasing," Tito told parliament in presenting the 1949 budget of 161 000000,000 dinars ($3,750,000,000). If our allies in the countries of the peoples democracies do not want to help us, if they violate agreements and various obligations they have with us, then of course we must sell our raw materials elsewhere to capitalist countries in order to buy the machines needed for mechanization of our mines and heavy industry." Patricia Ferris' Condition Improved Hampton—Patricia Ferris 20 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ferns, was reported improved here Tuesday. She was seriously injured in an auto accident near Rockwell Sunday morning. Clarke Bradwell, 20, Eldora, driver of the car, escaped injury. The auto which hit a bridge guard rail lelt the road and was demolished. ACTOR DIES Hollywood, <U.R)—John Westley. 70-year-old former Broadway leading man, died of a stroke Monday. A favorite of the early 20's he appeared with the Dolly sisters and Lynn .Fontanne, and later played minor film roles. ••...*

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