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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 21, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VCHU LUI Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY OCTOBER 21 194G This Paper Consists of Two One No 10 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary by W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO Masoo City Sunday p I WTAD luliicy III p m WOI Ames Tuesday WSU1 Iowa City Thursday p I It Isnt Smart to Live Recklessly FOR 5 days recently I sal in conference with others inter ested in reducing Americas ter rifying accident the home in mill and factory and on street and highway It was the annual National Safety Congress in Chi cago Our chart and guide in the matJ ter of traffic safety was the Ac tion Program developed last May at a conference specially called by President Truman At that meeting as at the Chicago meet ing this month every state and hundreds of cities were repre sented Along with the general sessions at this Safety Congress there were dozens of sectional meetings which attracted men and women on a basis of their specialized interest My own specialized interest as youd guess was street and high way safety During the 5 days I was in Chi cago I sat in on no fewer than a dozen such sessions But alas Im afraid I did more talking than listening Thats always bad I was on the program on 10 different oc casions including 3 radio network appearances IN all these meetings the one point on which there was the most impressive and enthusiastic agreement was that the traffic ac cident problem is going to be solved ultimately in the degree that drivers are sifted sorted and prepared There was unanimous agreeement that driver education and driver training must be made a part of the American school curriculum In the light therefore of this emphasis it has occurred to me that it might be in order to re produce in this commentary an article which is being featured in the current issue of a National Safety Council magazine called Safety Education Its just a coincidence course that Im theauthorof thatarticle So what Im really doing is quot ing from myself which I recog nize as being a bit indelicate But I hope Ill be forgiven I start off in this article by re calling that in my talks to per haps 200 high school graduating classes in the past 20 years Ive made a point always of digressing from my message for this one observation on safety You young men and young women have come down to the end of your secondary education Youve spent either 12 or 13 years in the public schools depending on whether you started with a year of kindergarten While your education is by no means will be as a matter of have made a good start This occasion your formal graduation from high school is a significant milepost in your lives qvHE very fact that youre here Jis good evidence to me that youre reasonably smarter than others of course but all reasonably smart I think youre smart enough to get the point of this suggestion It doesnt take an ounce of brains to get behind the wheel of an automobile and drive in a reckless manner All you need is a heavy foot and a light head You dont need brains for this course But it DOES require intelli gence to drive prudently You must know your9 vehicle and its and limitations you must know the rules of the road you must have a decent regard for the rights and safety of others My point is I hope you agree with that throughout the remainder of your life in your daytoday behavior on the streets and highways you are going to demonstrate whether the first dozen years of your for mal education have served a pur pose or been wasted Forget all else that I you please remember this always It requires no brains to drive recklessly driving pru dently is a constant challenge to your education and your intelli gence AND this constitutes the first of 2 fundamental principles Id like to tie down before I proceed to a more specific treatment of the subject assigned to me in this article namely What School Newspapers Can Do for Safety NOTHING IS MORE IMPOR TANT IN OUR APPROACH TO SAFETY THAN THAT THE YOUNGSTER FROM HIS FIRST CONTACTS WITH IT BE MADE TO FEEL THAT PLAYING SAFE IS THE SMART THING TO DO Getting this principle across isnt easy because on superficial consideration it seems to run counter to that spirit of adven CONMNTJED ON PAGE 2 PILOTS STRIKE GROUNDS TWA Hess Plans Fourth Reich Nuernberg Hess who has taken over the No 1 nazi role since Hermann Goerings suicide is showing a keen memory and is drafting plans for a 4th reich it was disclosed Monday Col Burton C Andrus prison commander said Hess was displaying a keen alert memory which he seems to enjoy showing off Hess was in good humor despite his life prison term he said During the trial he acted in an eccentric manner but was ruled legally sane Investigation of Goerings suicide by the 3man American inquiry board was believed complete ex cept for a laboratory test expected from U S army headquarters in Frankfurt Tuesday Andrus told a press conference he could not in dicate the nature of the test He said Goerings cell was under guard to keep his belongings undisturbed The inquiry board visited it several times HESS ihe delay in a British reply to Franz von Papens request for permission to enter the British zone was attributed by Andrus to he legal problem whether he ever had been in British cus tody He was arrested by Americans The allied execution commission was expected to meet Tuesday night after the American board inquiring into the suicide has studied the Frankfurt report US Army Seizes W German Arms Caches During Weekend Stuttgart Germany army officials still investigat ing triple bombings of German and American installations in the Stuttgart area Saturday disclosed Monday that about 10 German arms caches were seized over the weekend in widespread searches in southern Germany Two caches of arms were unearthed at Donauthal southwest 01 Ulm and the remainder in southern Bavaria The officials said however the seizures were not connected with the Stuttgart bombings A ranking American army officer said he expected more bombings as protests against the denazifi cation program The American military govern ment expects a widespread out break asrainst the denazification program the official who may not be named said in Berlin U S military and German crim inal police worked with counter intelligence agents in efforts to crack the bomb ing of 2 denazi fication board headquarters and a U S military nail which some tnve stigators thought to be connected to the Approaching Ger man trial of Hjalmar Schacht truculent old banker who was acquitted at Nu ernberg No one Schacht was hurt Schacht ilnder arrest in a Ger man prison some distance from he one which was bombed shout ed to a reporter from his cell that the bombings were obviously a democratic protest against the Hitlerite measures of the Ger mans who want to try me again The city of Stuttgart offered a 52500 reward for information American authorities disclosed hat an American motor pool was destroyed in an explosion in the Mannheim area early this month md that a week before the Stutt rart bombings an American army ifficers car was demolished south jf here by an infernal machine The investigators thought both in cidents possibly may have some sonnection Schacht who was Hitlers fi nance minister and reichsbank president early in the nazi re ime said he learned of the Bombings early Monday It could not be a plot to kill would want to kill me Che tall heavy jbwled German said fiercely I am no nazi They ire protesting against the illegal neasures of these Germans who oday are trying to imitate Hitler I am being detained illegally These Germans are stupid fools Criminals Rogues Hitlerites Who jver heard of a man being tried wice on the same charges This s not democracy this is Hitler owan Gets Death Bed Wish of Citizenship Des Moines S Schnell 33 critically ill of tuber culosis at his Marion Iowa home had his citizenship back Monday wish before I die Gov Robert D Blue announced had followed the recommenda ion of the state board of parole and discharged Schnell from pa role and restored the mans citi zenship Schnell drew an 8year man daughter sentence Sept 24 1945 after Jack Brooks also of Marion died following a beer tavern fight Parian Vet Killed by Chicago Elevated Train Chicago E Camery about 30 of Harlan Iowa who was discharged from the army last Fri day was killed early Monday vhen he was struck by an elevated rain in suburban Oak Park Police Sgt Robert Chester said Camery was struck when he crawled under a lowered crossing gate in an attempt to catch a rain into the city See Decontrol for Bread But No Auto Boost Washington efforts to hold the line on auto prices ap pear fairly good a top official said Monday as the governments decontrol speedup seemed likely to sweep ceilings off bread and flour Breakfast cereals as well as all bakery products would be affect ed by the bread and flour decision which an agriculture department spokesman described as imminent On the automobile front where 4 industrywide increases an the last year have boosted ceilings roughly 22 above 1942 prices the OPA official told a reporter Most of the major manufactur ers agree with us that automobile prices have gone about as high under ceilings as they should The official declined to comment specifically however on a pend ing General Motors request for an additional price boost similar to that granted the Ford Motor com pany some weeks ago under terms of a hardship provision of the new OPA act The Ford increase amounted to about 6 and was in addition to the general hikes granted to off set higher wage and material costs and to restore normal profit mar gins to dealers OPA has refused to say exactly how much of a boost GM has asked although the figure of a car has been mentioned by com pany executives at Detroit Sioux City Stockyard Is Forced to Place Embargo on Cattle Sioux City 35761 cattle and calves on hand a rec ord for the 60year history of the stockyards here an embargo on the shipment of cattle to the mar ket placed Sunday night will con tinue indefinitely George Silk nitter president of the company announced Monday afternoon An unusually heavy run of west ern grass cattle Saturday night and Sunday resulted in a conges tion at the yards and the subse quent placing of the embargo A serious shortage of railroad cars is being experienced yards offi cials reported Yards officials said 50 carloads of western cattle had not been un loaded Monday and will be counted on Tuesdays receipts Mr Silknitter announced that ample notice will be given to all live stock shippers when the embargo is lifted An instrument which transmits short sound impulses is used to detect flaws in solid materials 5 DAYS LEFT to register for voting at the General Election Nov 5 YOU MUST REGISTER 1 If you have not voted in the last 4 years 2 If you have changed your address 3 If you have changed your name 4 If you have reached voting age 5 If you have been granted citizenship POWER STRIKE ENDS SHIPPING PEACE HOPE UP UAW Asks Substantial Wage Boosts to Meet Rising Living Costs By UNITED PRESS Settlement of the 27 day old Pittsburgh power strike and pros pects for an end to the maritime strike brightened the nationwide labor outlook Monday despite the first major pilots strike in the history of commercial aviation Pittsburgh power workers re turned to their jobs Sunday pend ing arbitration of their dispute with the Duquesne Light Co and ship owners agreed to meet again Monday with members ol the striking maritime unions In other developments on the labor front Union officials postponed a strike of electrical workers of the South Carolina Electric and Gas company and agreed to meet with Columbia S Car city officials in an effort to settle the dispute Officials of the United Auto Workers CIO announcedthat the union next week would ask the automobile industry for sub stantial wage increases to meet rising living costs The Pittsburgh strike ended Sunday when members of the In dependent Union of Duquesne Light Co Workers voted to return to their jobs immediately while demands were submitted to arbi tration Settlement of the 20dayold maritime strike was hoped for Monday after union officials and ship operators agreed to meet Monday afternoon in an attempt to iron out two remaining dif ferences The negotiators said they had disposed of most of the issues in 25 hours of meeting over the weekend Walter Reuther president of the UAWCIO said his union would begin negotiations with Chrysler Corp next week with a demand for wage increases due to the quickly changing price in dex He said the union would not set a definite figure but it was in dicated at a meeting of the unions executive board that it would be close to 20 cents an hour Fort Dodger Killed in Shooting Accident Fort Dodge Sam uelson 16 of Fort Dodge was fa tally wounded in a shooting ac cident near here Sunday after noon Samuelson was hunting with 3 other Fort Dodge youths when he was struck over the heart with a bullet from a 22 caliber rifle The coroner Dr A L Lund gren said that the youths were targetshooting on 2 sides of a ra vine and that the bullet may have come from the gun of one of the group Elect SUI Man Iowa City Pan Ameri can Institute of Physical Educa tion meeting recently in Mexico City with delegates from 16 coun tries in attendance elected Charles H McCloy research professor of physical education at the Univer sity of Iowa as its president Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and milder Mon day night Tuesday partly cloudy and a little cooler Strong southwesterly winds Tuesday Iowa Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday A little cooler Tuesday Southwesterly winds 20 miles an hour Tuesday Low Monday night 4348 High Tuesday 6570 Minnesota Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday with a few scattered showers extreme north portion Warmer north portion Monday night and cool er Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 64 Minimum 43 At 8 a m Monday 49 YEAR AGO Maximum 71 Minimum 40 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 63 Minimum 34 At 8 a m Sunday 44 Light frost YEAR AGO Maximum 59 Minimum 39 QUEEN ELIZABETH DOCKS IN U Queen Elizabeth largest ship afloatTom pletes its maiden voyage as a luxury liner in New York harbor Monday while fireboats right and other shipping joined in the welcome The Queen made many voyages as a troopship during the war but Monday completed her first trip as a luxury liner AP Wirephoto RUSSIANS Gromyko Russian UN delegate greets V M Molotov soviet foreign minister and Andrei Y Vishinsky Russias vice foreign minister as they arrived on the Queen Elizabeth in New York harbor Monday to attend the general assembly of the United Nations which opens in New York Wednesday Communist Party Loses Out in Berlins 1st PostWar Voting Berlin anticommunist social democratic party won an overwhelming victory inBerlins first postwar election polling almost half of the nearly 2000000 votes cast in the 4party contest complete official returns showed Monday The sovietsponsored socialist unity parly a fusion of the com munist party and leftwing socialists ran a poor 3rd more than votes behind the social democrats The Christian Demo MRS F LOVELL RITES TUESDAY Services Planned for Congregational Church Funeral services for Mrs F C Lovell a lifelong resident of Ma son City who died Saturday in a St Paul hospital after an illness of 3 weeks will be held at the First Congregational church at 2 p m Tuesday with Doctor Hoy C Helfenstein officiating Mrs Lovell was born at Mason City July 18 1882 the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs L A Page She was married to F C Lovell June 15 1904 in Mason City Surviving are her husband a daughter Mrs Albert F Barclay Martinez Cal a son Charles Lovell Iowa City 2 grandchildren and 2 brothers Harry D Page Mason City and Bert Page Min neapolis Mrs Lovell was a member of the First Congregationai church MasonCity the P E 0 sister hood the History club the Clio club and the Womans club Interment will be at Elmwood cemetery The Major funeral home in charge NORTH 10WAN DIES IN CRASH Car Rolls Over Wife Suffers Cuts Bruises Duane Perry 21 Luther college student from Waucoma was killed Saturday night when his car rolled over while returning from a football ame in Fayette He is reported to have swerved the car to avoid hitting a skunk causing a tire blowout His wife suffered cuts and bruises Others in the car were slightly bruised Iowa Steer Wins Kansas City The heavy Hereford entry of Jack Hoffman Ida Grove Iowa won the steer grand championship in the junior iivision of the American Royal livestock show here Saturday cratic Union was 2nd Voting in all 4 zones of the capi tal Sunday was quiet and heavy The voters chose 130 city council members and filled 805 seats in the 20 borough councils s The socialist unity party which had been expected to finish 2nd even failed to lead in the soviet zone It was 2nd in all 8 soviet boroughs and last in 5 American and British boroughs State and district elections also were held Sunday in the soviet occupation zone outside Berlin The socialist unity party had a plurality there in early returns Official totals in the Berlin election Social democrats also known as the independent socialists SPD 948743 Christian Democratic Union CDUL 431916 Socialist unity party SED 383182 Liberal democratic party LDP 182097 Sioux City Man Given Sentence for Forgery in Charles City Court Charles Car der 17 of Sioux City was sen tenced to a termof not to exceed 10 years in Anamosa when he pleaded guilty to a charge of for gery Sheriff B F Atherlon said Monday Carder left a string of forged checks in Floyd and Chick asaw counties He used the name of his employer W C Reckard Colwell on the check he forged in Colwell on which he was sentenced Heavy Hog Run Pushes Mason City Packing Plant Out of Market Jacob E Decker Sons plant in Mason City was out of the hog market Monday following receipts that were heavier than usual Sat urday The Mason City plant is getting well organized to handle larger runs of livestock as more workers reported for duly Monday It was expected that the plant would be back on the market shortly Molotov Sees Peace Hopes Docks in U S New York UR Russian For eign Minister V M Molotov said Monday as he arrived aboard the Queen Elizabeth that he was sure that the arguments of the United Nations will be settled and difficulties overcome in the in terest of peace Molotov smiling genially and speaking through an interpreter told the press in an interview aboard the Queen Elizabeth which docked Monday morning that the delegation of the Soviet Union will work for the interests of peace because this represents their interests too The Russian foreign minister was accompanied by Russian dele gate to the United Nations Andrei A Gromyko and Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Y Vishinsky Both Gromyko and Vishinsky although they smiled broadly re fused to make any statement for the press YEGG HOLDS UP HAMPTON STORE Shows Gun Takes Out of Till Billfold unmasked bandit entered the W F Swartz grocery store on U S highway 65 in the north part of town Sunday night drew a gun on the proprietor and stole his billfold and the contents of the cash register totaling about S300 Swartz was alone in the storo at the time the man entered The stranger asked for a cigar and handed him 25 cents in payment When Swartz opened the till to make the change the man drew a gun and commanded him to hold up his hands and stand against the wall While the holdup was in prog ress another man came into the doorway and it is believed he was a companion of the bandit who had been stationed to watch out side Swarlz also thinks there was a 3rd man in a car some distance away who was to drive them away when the job was completed It is believed the car left Hampton traveling south Sheriff Charles Nolte Deputy Ralph Jones and Night Marshal George Molencamp were called to investigate Swartz was unable to give much of a description of the bandit but he thought he was about 35 years old Of the money obtained by the bandit was in Swartzs bill fold the rest in the cash register BARNS BURNED IN NORTH IOWA Buildings Near Waukon Decorah Leveled by Fire By THE ASSOCIATED PXESS Two barns were destroyed by 2 separate fires in adjoining north eastern Iowa counties over the weekend Roy Dinger lost 11 calves a bull and more than 50 tons of hay when fire burned the barn on the John Lee farm S miles southeast of Decorah which he farms The loss partly covered by insurance was estimated at more than A large modern barn on the An drew Wacker dairy farm adjoin ing the Waukon city limits was destroyed and 10 tons of hay 300 bushels of oats and all the dairy equipment lost in the blaze All of the animals were saved CANCEL FLIGHTS ON AIRLINE FOR 24HOURPERIOD AFL Union Is Seeking Higher Pay for 1100 Members With Company Washington UR of Transcontinental Western Air Inc struck for higher pay Monday and a few hours later the company cancelled all flights on its domestic and international system for a 24 hour period The walkout was called at a m CST by the Air Line Pilots association which claims 1100 TWA pilot and copilot members Less than 5 hours later TWA announced cancellation of all flights because of the strike It was the first major pilots strike in the history of commercial aviation in this cuuntry The union called the strike after refusing to accept a new wage scale proposed by President Tru mans factfinding board TWA of ficials said the company had ac cepted findings the presidential board and had placed the recom mendations into effect The company received official notice of the strike Saturday and was given 30 hours to meet union demands for a wage scale that would give pilots of Skymaster iype planes a salary top of a month and Constellation pilots 51187 a month The union said the average pay for pilots of all types of planes is a month No negotiations were in prog ress The governmenthad not yet en tered the dispute although it was notified by the company that TWA could not accept mail for shipment because of the strike TWA said all stranded passen gers in the Uniled States were be ing offered transportation on other airjincs and trains Domestic freight and mail were being transferred to other means of transportation Eighteen pilots and copilots es tablished a picket line in front of TWA buildings at Kansas City Mo Iowa Hunters Open Pheasant Season by Error 9 Days Early Sioux Citv misunder standing resulted in the opening of the Iowa season on pheasants Sunday nine days ahead of the initial date set by Iowa law A party of Sioux City hunters Who prefer not to be mentioned understood the Hawkeye season on pheasants started in five coun ties Sunday Members of the party said Ida Cherokee Ply mouth and Buena Vista were four of the five counties given them The group went to Plymouth county shot their limit and re turned to Sioux City bewildered by the fact they had obtained their limit without too much trouble where in previous years hunting had been difficult They also marveled at the lack of hunters in the field MAN SENTENCED ON ARSON COUNT Admits Setting Fire to Eagle Grove House Babcock 42 or Eagle Grove was in jail here Monday after being sentenced to an indeterminate term of 20 years at Fort Madison on a charge of arson admitting he had set fire to a house occupied by his estranged wife at Eagle Grove He was sen tenced by Judge Sherwood A Clock at Hampton Saturday after noon Babcock admitted he went to the house occupied by his wife and 5 children Friday morning and set fire to it with gasoline The house was badly burned but the family escaped without in jury The same afternoon Babcock was arrested by Sheriff Roy E Wilson of Clarion to whom he made a written confession Babcocks wife is suing him for divorce and she had asked for an injunction restraining him from coming on to the premises Dur ing the proceedings Babcock had been rooming elsewhere Asked for his reason for setting fire to the house Babcock said If I cant live in that house nobody else can Sheriff Wilson said Babcock would be taken to Fort Madison Tuesday There was oniy one pawn broker in Scotland in the early part of the 17th century   

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