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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER F0 * THE HOME Awd«t«d Pr.,. « nd United Pres, Full MASON CITY. IOWA. fKIOta , ThU p ap «r Consist* of TWO S^cUon^-SecUon On. Solons' Spy Hearings End Until 1949 At Least 4 New Members Slated on New Committee . Wa fhing:ton, W)— The congressional spy hearings are over lor this year. Whether they will start the " ew wn de- The present members are going to pass along some advice to the tee i,n°f mm - ttee ; But the commit tee isn t going to recommend any reforms in its operations Reps Mundt (R-S. Dak.) and Nixon (R.-Cal.) are. working on *ome proposals along that line and expect to issue a joint statement. But t/ie idea of getting the com- 2, a™ *i s P° nsor th e suggested changes lost on a tie vote. Reps. McDowell (R.-Pa.) and Rankin (D.-Miss.) were said to have voted against it. McDowell's reasoning was that tne 4 members now in town aren't * majority of the whole committee and have no business trying to tell the incoming committee what it should do. Mundt said he still intends to urge that the committee: Give every accused person a hearing before any report is is- »ued about him. Question witnesses privately so as to prevent unexpected accusations against innocent people in public hearings. Allow witnesses to submit questions, to be asked by the committee, to their accusers. The committee already has done this to a limited extent. Withhold all subcommittee reports until the whole committee has passed on them. The committee now is in the process of fixiing up some reports. One \vill be on the spy hearings. Another will deal with communism in the government. A 3rd SCENE OP SCUFFLE— M ^u*.-*. *-* M.it_, fr-u v CM.-H1I1CH L. .fl. OJLCL will review the committee's 194748 operations and suggest some lines of investigation for 1949. GOP Chiefs to Meet in Omaha Soon Washington, (£>)—C h a i r m a n Hugh D. Scott, Jr., Friday called the republican national committee to meet in Omaha, Jan. 26-27. Among other things the committee will take up suggestions for a party policy conference some time in 1949. Scott said in a statement the committee also will consider plans for organization work in the 1949 local elections and the congressional elections of 1950, as well as a budget for operating national headquarters in Washington during 1949. "In addition at Omaha," the statement said, "Chairman Scott plans to lay before the committee numerous suggestions for calling a republican program and policy conference during 1949 with a recommendation for action on this proposal." Scott said that prior to or during the Omaha meeting he will announce the appointment of a 15- member executive committee. A 1 day before the meeting, he said, the party's national finance committee and state finance chairmen will meet in Omaha. ^^.^ r ^"-^3^'c^of^ S^ *********** ###< Ashford Held in Stabbing of Wife's Former Husband A 9-year-old boy Christmas* shopping with his father was in-1 directly the cause of a stabbing ' admitted by the youngster's step- also Beardsley Asks Revitalized Safety Council for Iowa Des Moines, (JP) — Gpv.-Elect William S. Beardsley has indicated he would like to see the Iowa State Safety council revitalized during his administration. Beardsley said Thursday he believes such an organization could be valuable in teaching the importance of safe- t7 The council/organized in 1935, ford 2 years ago has been less active the last 4 years than previously. Harry C. Brown, Mason City insurance man, if council president. The council's first president was also a Mason Cityan, W. Earl Hall. Highway safety is a leading goal but the council's activities would not be limited to that field. There gjgo would be programs on home, farm, school and industrial safety. A ' vvhich has left Arthur Ashburn, 44, 20 4th N. E., the father, m critical condition at Park hospital. Chief of Police Harold E. Wolfe said he obtained a confession Friday from Francis Ashford, 36, 119 Connecticut N. E., the stepfather in which he admitted using a paring knife for the stabbing in front of his residence late Thursday night. Ashford is the husband of Ashburn's divorced wife, who has custody of their son, Billy. Youth Separated Ashburn and the youngster were downtown shopping Thursday evening and the youth became separated from his father in the crowd, Chief Wolfe said he was told. Ashburn phoned the Ashford home. about 11 p. m., to inquire if Billy had returned home. In the course of his phone talk with Ashford the 2 became angry Chief Wolfe stated and Ashburn said"I'm coming down." Ashford then dressed and went to the kitchen where he picked up the paring knife when he heard Ashburn honk his car horn outside Cief Wolfe said he learned, and the scuffle ensued . about 10 feet in front of the house. Ashburn was wounded just below and a little to the left of the breastbone. Drove to Station The wounded man was able to drive to the police station where he gave his version of the altercation as he was rushed to the hospital by police at 11:30 p. m. Christmas Snow Brings Joy, Dismay Highways South of No. 30 Slippery, Others Normal Des Moines, (#)— A Christmas blanket of snow has fallen over much of Iowa bringing joy to youngsters with sleds and dismay to motorists. The new snow ranges from a trace in northern Iowa to about 6 inches in the southwestern Iowa counties. More snow is predicted for southern Iowa Saturday and early Sunday. Highways in practically all of the area south of Highway 30 were perilous. Elsewhere thev were virtually normal H A fl \°y a ' S 1948 motor vehicle death toll mounted to 572— only one less than the figure for all of 1947-State Safety Commit advice- Alfred Kahl issued this 1. Don't travel by car in areas where highways are slippery if you possibly can avoid it 2. If it is essential to make a trip, make every effort to travel omy m the daytime. 3. Be extremely careful of your rate of speed, use chains and be sure your windshield wiper is working. There have been 46 Iowa highway deaths so far this month compared with 42 in the same «? ri £ d t?, year ag0 " Last y £ar ov er" the holiday week from Christmas through New Year's eve there were 18 Iowa traffic deaths. UN Unit Orders End i Indonesia 'Snow is reported over -an area south of a line through Sioux City Carroll, Marshalltown, Iowa City and Burlington. Heaviest snow was in the southwest where 5 to 6 inches fell. Highways in this area are covered with packed snow and are quite silppery. Highways are ArfL? PP I7 ln the areas aroun d CO. Bluffs." henandoah and Coun- . . Ashburn was being given blood transfusions throughout the dav Friday. The 2 men had at one time worked together at the Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant. Ashburn is presently employed there and has been much of the time in the last 15 years. He has u — CONDITION thur Ashburn, 44, was in very critical condition at the Park hospital Friday after a fight in which he was stabbed by Francis M. Ashford late Thursday inffht in front of Ashford's home. Ashburn was able to drive to the police station and give his version after the scuffle and police rushed him to the hospital. Arrest Texan for Murder of Soldier From Greene, Iowa San Antonio, Texas, (fl 5 )—j ac k Hussung, 33, charged with the murder of S/Sgt. Glen A. Jones of Greene, Iowa, was arrested by police here Friday. He had been the object of an intensive search since the body of the 4th army criminal investigation division sergeant was found Cheer Fund Total Passes $2,675 Mark HEN the 2 o'clock deadline arrived Friday afternoon, the 1948 Christmas Cheer Fund total stood at $2,677.30. This was $677.30 over the $2,000 goal set for this year's solicitation and $5.24 above the received ]as t year when was earmarked for CARE packages. ^-^^^ The largest single cash contribution in this year's campaign came from the Mason City Ki- wanjs club. It was for $11830 and sets an all-time mark for a service club gift. A merchandise gift of $200 from Gildner Brothers also ^M^. helped to swell the last day's total addition of $478.05 to the fund Only once in the 24 year history of the project—that during the war when food packages were sent to Cerro Gordo countyans in service—has the total been higher than this year. Miss Doris Bruce,* speaking for "THAT GLORIOUS SONG OF OLD"—Christmas rnm-P »,»„ n ^ oiob.. G B«tte photo ^ 1948 GOAL J2.000.00 PREVIOUSLY REPORTED *2,10!).25 Mason City Kiwanis Club 118 TTnnam.,* f-i • Jan.. in me iasc 10 years. He has — vnvtoiun aei-geam was louna been a cement contractor, j Wednesday morning near a shrub>rd and his wif*> Viatro Via^n or.ir&>-«j c_~— i T . ------ —--. u ^,1 m_c,f a^jcdiviiig ior Family Service, Inc., administrator of the Cheer Fund, joinek with the Globe-Gazette in an expression of deepest appreciation to all who helped make this year's solicitation the complete success it has been. " v,*-*m_ni, v-UJJ H dU LL/J Ashford and his wife have been operating the Dew Drop Inn, 1613 S. Federal. The Ashburns were separated more than 4 years ago and Mrs. Ashburn married Ash- DIES UNDER TRACTOR Denison, (£>)_The death of Otto Meyer, 52, Westside farm worker, whose crushed body was found under a tractor wheel, was due to a heart attack, Crawford county authorities said. Previously his death had been listed as a tractor accident covered fence here. Jones had been shot at close range through the left chest. The fugitive was arrested by Police Officer Myles Hirsch after he had been recognized downtown street. Hussung was charged on a with — —--O 'T Uh» \-14Cl4. gCL4 WJ III murder Thursday when a report of a ballistics test in Austin established the bullet found in Jones' body had been fired from a -25 caliber automatic pistol which had been surrendered to the CID by a brother of the slayer according to Lt. Joe Hester of the' San Antonio homicide division. Canada Recognizes New State of Israel Ottawa. (£>)—Canada recognized the state of Israel and its provisional government Friday. The recognition was of the 'de facto type—the same previously given by the United States and the Union of South Africa." This means that a new government is recognized as existing in fact. Such recognition is not so far- reaching as de jure recognition, which calls for full exchange of diplomats on an equal footing. Soviet Russia and various other countries have granted this latter type of recognition to the Jewish regime. Unnamed Friend From a Friend S. A. A '."..'."".' Younkers, Mason City ".'.'..'.'.'."" T* A U 'E Penn> and llimm!ir R »nltin From 2 Friends".'.'.'.'.".'.'.'."." From (he "410ers" !.'."]"[ From the "Vonnkerilcs" Franklin, Larry and Dixie Spencer James (fi> and Janice <1) Schrandt, Manly Rockwell Friend .."" Garner Friend ".!.'..'' Madison Livewire Girls 4-H,'Garner E. L. C., Mason City Amalgamated Clothing Worker/ Local 568, C. I. O. . . Tht Hobert Duncans '.','.'.'. Mason City Postofflce Clerks and Officials Jeffrey Alan Dahlstrom (M4)"!!I In Memory of Anna Vivian J. and N., Rockwell F. L. H .'.'.'.'" United Cement, Lime and "Gypsum Wnrkers. Local No. 106 In Memory of Duane (Grandparents) . Mason City Junior College Col- legiale Club From Iowa Hardware Mutuais "... Randl and Linda Hvattnm Mason City Police Department '.'.'. Payne Plumbing and Heating . . Glldner's, Mason City (Merchandise) In Memory of Joseph Klein " Oregon Friend Sharon. Kathy. Cralr, Paula!.'..' Kaliiope and Anthony 1.00 1.00 1.00 jo. fin J.oo 1.00 fi.on 15.60 1.00 1.50 2.00 1.50 1.00 l.lfl l.M 1.00 3.00 I.DO 10.00 3.00 12.00 9.00 2.00 10.00 10.00 200.00 R.OO 2S.OD 2.00 3.00 2 Die, 5 Hurt in Auto-Truck Crash Davenport, (]p) _ TWO youths were killed and 5 persons injured when an automobile and a semi- trailer truck collided at the intersection of Brady street and Kimberly road here early Friday Killed in the crash were William Block, 20, son of Dr. and Mrs Lawrence A. Block, and Frank Stevenson, 24, both of Davenport. The injured included Clarence Fullam, 57, Des Moines, driver of the truck; Eileen Weir, 19, Arthur Sears, 22, and Susan Mueller, 19, ail of Davenport and Nancy Stock 19, of Pleasant Valley, Iowa. Driver Kilted When Oil Transport Skids Coon Rapids, (#>)—A Des Moines truck driver was burned to death Thursday after the oil transport he was -driving skidded off the highway and struck a tree east of here. Greene County Sheriff William L. Davis said the driver had been identified as Mike Salisbury 41 Des Moines. Davis said the frailer tanks were empty. A load of gas had just been delivered in Coon Rapids. The accident occurred half a mile east of the Carroll-Greene county line on highway 141. Davis said the truck apparently started to skid as it approached a nar- BIG FEE Estherville, (/P)_Bob Peterson Farm Bureau fieldman for Emmet county, gulped when he opened his monthly light bill from the city. It was for $1,188,005.56. His friend, Atty. F. E. Rosendahl, offered to settle the matter for him for 10 per cent of what he. could save Peterson on the bill. Explanation: City Clerk Glenn Story said the billing, machine went haywire. The amount should have been $5.56. Fire Drives 200 From Chicago Loop Hotel Chicago, (flP)_A fire in the basement of the 6-story Lorraine hotel in the loop district drove more than 200 persons from their rooms early Friday. Although firemen said the blaze was confined to the basement, thick smoke continued pourin" through the 235-room hotel more than 3 hours as the guests shivered m ^0-degree temperature Cause of the fire had not been determined. La.t Day's Total j 478.0s GRAND JTOTAL I8.fl77.80 IOWA WOMAN KILLED Amarillo. Tex., (#>)—Mrs. Harvey William Helms, 66, .of Elgin, Iowa, was killed and her husband seriously injured Thursday when 2 cars collided on a fog-shrouded highway at Groom, Tex. Five other persons, including 2 children also were injured in the accident.I — ~ »•" "fj-'* vm-AiCVi C. Jl«r — row bridge, struck the bridge and skidded across the highway and off the shoulder into a tree. DIES ON TRUCK CAB Ottumwa, (/P) — Three-year-old i-mmerson Aalsburg was crushed to death Thursday when his father drove a truck into the garage not Knowing that Emmerson was on top of the cab. His father, Tunis Aalsburg, said the boy had been in the back of the truck and must have climbed up onto the cab just before he started the truck The child was crushed between the cab top and upper portion of the garage door. Weather Report FORECAST Mason City: Partly cioudy Friday night and Saturday. Little change in temperature. High Saturday near 20. Low Friday night 4 to 8 above zero. SAME DATE— 1947— 555 (Black fl»r mean i trafflt death la ma«t fcour.) Iowa: Saturday partly cloudy, little change in temperature. Low Friday night zero northeast to 20 above southwest. High Saturday 15 northeast to 25 southwest. 5-Day Weather Outlook: Temperatures will average 3 to 6 degrees below normal. Normal highs range from 26 north to 34 south, normal lows from 8 north to 15 south. No great temperature changes indicated. Water content of snow will average one-tenth inch and occur in southern section's Christmas and early Sunday. Light snow over the entire state again Monday or Tuesday. Minnesota: Generally fair with little change in temperatures Friday night and Saturday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Friday morning: Maximum jg Minimum «> Refuses to Ask Dutch Withdrawal Security Council Votes 7-0 But 4 Nations Abstain Paris, (/P)_The United Nations ordered a halt Friday in Indonesian fighting and told the Dutch to release at once the Indonesian leaders they seized. There was no indication the Netherlands government would comply. An immediate cease-fire order to the Dutch and Indonesian forces was voted by 7 members of the security council with 4 abstaining. h *, U ?v ted States and Australia made the proposal. The demand for the release of President Soe- karno, Premier Mohamed Hatta and other republican heads was proposed by Australia and sponsored by Syria. A Russian demand that th* Netherlands be condemned as an aggressor was defeated when it mustered only 5 votes, 2 short of the needed 7. Also defeated was a clause in the American resolution which directed Dutch troops to retire to positions they held before the attacks started by land, air and sea Saturday. Egypt Accuses Israel Before the security council had disposed of the Indonesian crisis it was confronted with a new outbreak of fighting in Palestine. -kgypt accused Israel of flagrantly violating the U. N. truce by attacking in the Negev desert of southern Palestine. The council decided to wait for reports from its own men on the scene before taking any action. Russia abstained in voting on all sections of the American and Australian resolutions on Indonesia. J.ne proposals were watered down considerably before the affirmative actions were voted. Russia'i delegate, Jacob A. Malik, explained the sections duplicated items m a soviet resolution which later was rejected entirely. 5 Nations Abstain Beaten down also was a Canadian proposal to instruct a truce commission in Indonesia to recommend a means of settling the dispute between the Dutch and Indonesian republic. It mustered only 6 votes with 5 nations abstaining. The council order was based on the American-Colombian-Syrian proposal, as amended. Delegates made their decisions m a series of ballots on separate paragraphs of the 3-power project and 2 Australian-Syrian amendments. ^yuan France, Argentine, Canada, Belgium the Soviet Union and the boviet Ukraine defeated the withdrawal proposal of the resolution oy abtaming. All other council members voted for it. The Ukrainian delegate was not present and the Ukraine accordingly abstaining was bal- th > - Bel £ ium . Argentina and the Ukraine abstained on the proposal to issue the cease lire order France, Belgium, Russia and the Ukraine abstained on the^proposal to order the release of captured Indonesian leaders, though a Russian resolution had proposed the same thing. Maximum Minimum 21 UNSTUCK Goshen, Ind., (JP)—lt' s no longer true, kids, that Santa Claus is unavoidably detained in Goshen Things did look bad for a while It was plain to see that St. Nicholas was stuck in a chimney on the home of Mrs. Maynard Miller Upside down, too, with only his baggy pants and black boots showing. The yammering of small fry zot ?° fra " u t that Mrs - Wilier, who thought she had a novel Yule decoration, relented. She got Santa out of the chimney so he could get back to his chores.

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