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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 18, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                HEP A3TMENT OF H AHS ARCHIVE KOI NES I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL un Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 18 1946 This Paper Consists of Two One No 59 EXPERTS SEE GOOD TIMES AHEAD UNITED STATES WILL CONTINUE CHINESE POLICY President Reaffirms Our Recognition of National Government Washington ff Presiden Truman reaffirmed United State recognition of the national gov ernment of China Wednesday an said this nation will persevere i its policy of assisting the Chines people to peace and economic re covery In a statement clarifying Unite States policy toward China th president said American force there have been reduced from 113000 to less than 12000 It is a matter of deep regre that China has not yet been abl to achieve unity by peacefu the president said in his lengthy document He had nothing to say about proposal advanced earlier Wed nesday in a public statement b Senators Flanders RVt and Murray DMont that the Unit ed States and other world power seek a solution of Chinas interna strife in an international confer ence Because of the seriousness o the problem and the importance of a solution the president said Gen George C Marshall has re mained at his post even thougl active negotiations had been broken off by the communis party The president said the United States stands ready to help China as she moves towari peace and genuine democratic government The president insisted that the plan for political unification agreed to last February is sound The plan for military unifica tion of lastFebruaryhas been made difficult of implementation by the progress of the fighting since last April the presiden continued but the general prin ciples are generally sound The United States has recog nized the sovereignty of China the president said by recognizing the national government of the country We continue to hope that the government will find a peacefuj solution he continued We are pledged not to interfere in the in ternal affairs of China Our posi tion is clear While avoiding in volvement in their civil strife we will persevere with our policy of helping the Chinese people to bring about peace and economic recovery in their country Chamber Says Wage Boost to Hike Prices Washington United States Chamber of Commerce con ceded Wednesday that many prices are too high but declared that a new round of wage in creases will make reducing them impossible The chamber gave industrys first fulldress reply to the CIO contention that industry can af ford wage increases ranging up to 25 per cent without raising prices or substantially disturbing profit returns Economic mirage was the re buttal of William K Jackson president of the chamber He said any wage increases will be ac companied by closely correspond ing price increases Jackson submitted an analysis of the report made recently for the CIO by Robert R Nathan pri vate economist and former deputy war mobilization director for the government The analysis con tended both Nathan and the CIO had used facts carelessly Nathan said industry profits are at an alltime high even exceeding war levels The chamber main tained they are below normal The CIO report contended workers real earnings have de clined from a 1945 peak The chamber asserted that by the autumn of this year the wage worker was still substantially ahead in real wages of his posi tion before the war or before the depression of the 1930s The CIO declared industry could have afforded wage boosts without increasing prices last spring and can again in early 1947 The chamber replied that prices did go up after the first wage round the CIOs arguments thus proved fallacious and de manded what makes them any more valid now Chilean Women Get Vote Santiago Chilean chamber of deputies received Wednesday a senate approved measure extending the voting privilege to women PREVIOUSLY REPORTED f 04100 tn Memory of a Loved One 100 Energetic Class Congregational Church 1000 OKicc Employes Passenger Depot g00 WinACounle Class First Chris tlan Church liOO T A E Club s21 Modern Food Market 1001 From Jris and Duane 200 3ne Who Appreciates Christmas Cheer Fund 200 3arbers Local 618 fioo Another Friend lfto Universal Mothers Club 500 Herrill A Hang Thompson A Friend looo Amy Lon lno Raizes Department Store 15no Thompson Friend 2011 1 B Avenue Manly 200 W o m e Missionary Society Grace Evangelical Church 200 Ardis Oianne NolsUiI Kcnsctt Age 41z months loi rom Dolly and Me loi Unnamed Friend 501 E T W Club 301 rom The 501 A G G 501 The Mascll Club 201 The Philaechae Class Grace Evangelical Church 25 Uarshall Swilt and Employes 278 Scientists Study Results of RocketLaunched Metal Slugs While Sands N Mex group of excited scientists studied the results of hurling metal slugs from a rocket traveling 364772 miles an hour 111 miles above the ground hoping some of them may have been thrown outside the earths gravity and open the secrets of travel between the planets The captured German rocket was launched from the U S armys White Sands proving ground at p m Tuesday night Five minutes and 5 seconds later it reached a speed of 5350 feet per second and an altitude of 111 miles higher than any of the previous 16 rockets fired by the U S army The scientists were cautious in their predictions but their hopes were disclosed by Dr Fritz Zwicky 48 Belgian born mem ber of the California Institute of Technology We first throw a little some thing into the skies Zwicky said Then a little more then a ship load of our selves Tuesday nights rocketlaunched slugs were the little something Zwicky said The metal slugs manmade meteorites were hurled from the rocket at 10 second intervals after it reached 120000 feet Telescopes were trained on the skies above the proving grounds all the way from the Eocky mountains to the west coast Their reports were awaited Wednesday The scientists said the slugs could have been hurled with 3 re sults 1 Remaining within the earths atmosphere whepe they would burn like falling meteors 2 Reaching the area where the pull of gravity is slight and travel around the world in an orbit like the moon Some said the pellets could circle the earth in 60 to 80 minutes 3 Be hurled outside the earths field of gravity where they would become free bodies traveling with the momentum left from the ter rific force with which they left the rocket The scientists said the principa purpose of the experiment was to photograph the trails of the arti ficial meteorites with a series oi fast telescopes THE DAXS GIF1S i 13760 NEW TOTAL J 77950 CAMPAIGN GOAL flMOOO UM TET NEEDED 72050 Fund Is Over HalfWayMark OW ITS JUST A QUESTION OF TIME The race is on The Christmas Cheer fund has passed the half way mark but theres still more than 7 p 0 to be raised before the goal is reached That means almost 200 a daymust be received in he 4 remaining giving days be ore the campaign comes to a lose at 2 oclock on the afternoon f Tuesday Dec 24 Giving by individuals this year as been more than up to par ut up to the present time group ontributions have been just a ttle slow In this direction lies greatest hope of success for his years adventure in applies Christianity With funds already turned over o them Miss Doris Bruce and her ssociates of the Social Welfare eague have been stocking up with oys foodstuffs and other items f merchandise for delivery in the eedy homes at Christmas time Gifts should be either brought o the GlobeGazette office or sent Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa FM GRANT FOR LEE RADIO ING Conditional Permit Is Given by F C C federal com unications commission Tuesday onditionally granted a permit to ee Radio Inc to construct a lass B frequency modulation ra io station in the Mason City ter tory The grant is subject to fur her review and approval of en meering details Lee Radio Inc bad applied for permit to build a 50000 watt FM ation and it is presumed the rant meets the terms of the appli ation subject as stated in the dis atch to further approval of en neering specifications Class B n the language of the commission the same as its former metro olitan or rural classifications and ncludes all but purely local FM atiocs Fear For Scotch Whisky Edinburgh was ex ressed Wednesday by a spokes an for the Scotch Whisky as ciation that American distillers ill gain permanent control of ain world markets unless pro uction is resumed soon in Scot nd 10 Children Driver Killed in Collision Newberry S Car school studentsand a school bu driver were killed in a collision between their bus and a Southern Railway passenger train near Sil verstreet 7 miles southwest o here Wednesday Eleven other students were brought to Newberry county hos pital Most of them were reportei in critical condition The collision occurred at Dead Fall junction west of Silverstree1 as the bus was taking its load o pupils to the Silverstreet high school Early arrivals at the scene found bodies clothing and school book strewn along the railroad tracks for half a mile Three bodies were removed from the bus after the wreck The bus engine was fount 250 feet away from the crossing It was believed that Sanders was not expecting the train which was running about 2 hours late on its GreenvilleColumbia schedule as he approached the crossing The intersection tops a rise of some 15 to 20 feet in the highway and trams coming from the right are obscured by an embankment Foggy weather with lowhanging clouds made visibility poor Study Move to Kick Out Franco Rule London government source said Wednesday that Brit ish diplomats in Madrid have been meeting leaders of Spanish po litical parties to explore the pos sibility of forming an interim co alition government to replace Gen eralissimo Francisco Franco The sources said consultations had been proceeding for a con siderable period and at one time this year appeared hopeful However the informant said a United Nations blast at presumably that of the security council last the situation and gave Franco a new lease on life The government source said the United Nations actions so far ap parently had only strengthened Francos hand enabling him to go before the people and army with the claim that foreign na tions were trying to dictate to Spain He said Britain hopes a broad ly based coalition government comprising parties from the right center to left center could take over from Franco until free elec tions could be held The source added that he pre sumed United States diplomats similarly had been exploring the possibility of an interim govern ment Such consultations with DOlitical leaders were necessary ie said to enable the government o determine its stand on Spain in United Nations discussions Asks Hotel Fire Wardens New York bill intro duced in the city council Tuesday would require a fire safety war dento be on duty 24 hours a day in every New York hotel The bill would also provide the war den with a telephone and loud speaker system to each hotel loor Approximately one manufactur ng wage earner out of every 20 vorks in the cotton textile indus try DECORATIONS lieu of more conven tional ornaments and gifts for each other pupils at the Denver Seventh Day Advenist junior academy deck their Christmas tree with dollar bills The money will be used to help feed Europes hungry children Emmett Coleman left and Alice Barnes examine some of the green decor ations which make their tree worth more than 100 Set Final Estimate on Iowas Corn at 661620000 Bushels Report 1946 Yield Is 9 Per Cent More Than Previous Record in 43 Des Moines esti mates of Iowas 1946 corn crop dropped slightly during the last month the yield1 still is expected o hifan alltime high of 661620 300 bushels 9 per cent above the previous record in 1943 Leslie M Carl statistician for he Iowa crop and livestock re lorting service announcing the inal estimate Tuesday said the roduciion would average 60 mshels an acre Previously the ervice had forecast a 61 bushel per acre yield and a total of 673 18000 bushels Carl reported also that Iowa farm output of feed grains lay and forage totaled 29553000 ons nearly 1000000 tons more nan the previous record The 1946 oats production of an istimated 220476000 bushels was 5540000 bushels more than the 945 production Soybean production dropped to 34960000 bushels the lowest since 1941 although its 23 bushel per acre yield was the highest in the states history Flaxseed production dropped to 525000 bushels from 938000 in 1945 Cedar Rapids Teachers Get Living Cost Bonus Cedar Rapids Rap ids teachers and other school em plo3es not paid on an hourly basis will receive a cost of living bonus with their next pay check it was announced Tuesday by the school board The school board voted the bonus at a meeting at which 26 representatives of civic organiza tions were present to help the board work out a method to pay a total bonus of No method was discovered The board said the current budget was cut to make the proposed payment possible Barber Misses His Chance to Cut Off Lewis Bushy Eyebrows Chicago I ever get holdof that John L Lewis Ill trim hose eyebrows right off him Sidney C Martin 49 year old barber lad boasted during the darkest days of the recent coal strike Wednesday Martin who presides at chair No 7 in the Union tation barber shop went about his duties and reflected on the olden opportunity that was lost Martin spotted the familiar figure with bushy eyebrows as soon s he entered the shop rlis heart pounded as Lewis valked over and sat down in chair 1o 7 A shave and a facial massage wis instructed him As fellow workers looked on xpectantly Martin eased the hair back and began an inward ebate with his conscience He ook his razor from the cabinet ooked thoughtfully at the eye rows and had about decided to o through with his resolution There was a flash Whats going on the reclin ng Lewis growled A moment later he bounded from the chair snatched a film holder from an astonished news paper photographer and broke it to bits You got one helluva nerve the mine union leader shouted at the retreating cameraman Martin gulped and applied the lather hurriedly after Lewis re sumed his seat His resolve had left him He finished the job quickly and Lewis stalked off Aw you guys just wouldnt understand Martin told fellow barbers Wednesday Terry Tells Probers About Death Threat Washington P Terry former secretary to Sena tor Bilbo D testified Wednesday that A B Friend told him last April that if he told what he knew about his former boss he would be killed He said that Friend a war con tractor and Bilbos campaign manager in last summers elec tion delivered the warning to him while entertaining Terry and his wife at dinner in a Mississippi hotel He quoted Friend as saying Ed if you take any part in this campaign or tell what you know on Senator Bilbo youll be killed Terry testifying at a senate war contracts investigation said that later in the evening Mrs Terry asked Friend if Bilbo was going to kill her husband He said no Terry recounted there were 2 men going to do the job Terry said he was very much upset but was interested in de feating Senator Bilbo on account of the threat He said he talked the matter over withffiends anc Hey advised him to ihafce a state ment of facts and go on to Florida where he had started a business And if I slipped on a banana peel the people of Mississippi would know who to accuse Terry added Terry said he gave out a sworn statement that his life had been threatened but C Phillips a re porter on the Meridian Miss Star told him he wouldnt print it without talking to Friend Phil lips afterward reported he re lated that Friend said he was not going to kill Terry but that 2 men were BeforeTerry gave his account of the threat against his life Sen ator Ferguson R Mich handed him a sheet listing alleged dona tions to a fund Bilbo raised for construction of a parsonage at the Juniper Grove Baptist church near his Poplarville home Fer guson asked Terry to identify the list of donors The list included from Michael T Morrissey from M T Reed and from F T Newton all war contractors and a dozen other contributions from various people ranging from to The total was over Betty Grable Expecting Hollywood Actress Betty Grable and her trumpet tooting husband Harry James are expecting a second child next summer she informed her studio Tuesday They have a daughter Victoria Elizabeth born in March 1944 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Wednesday night with lowest temperature about 5 above Thursday partly cloudy and somewhat warmer with a few snow flurries prob able Fair with little change in temperature Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy and somewhat warmer with a few snow flurries extreme north portion Lows Wednesday 15 southwest to 5 above northeast High Thursday 22 northeast to 32 southwest Shippers forecast Northwest 5 northeast 0 southwest 15 and southeast 10 ilinnesota Generally fair and continued cold Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy and wanner with occasional light snow IN MASON CITY JlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 18 Minimum 1 At 8 a m Wednesday 6 Snow Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 1 Minimum 18 Stassen Seeks GOP Selection for President Washington Harold E Stassen ripped the lid off the 1948 republican presidential nomina tion battle Wednesday by declar ing his candidacy on an immedi ate platform of changing the Wag ner Labor Relations act The 39 year old 3tlme governor of Minnesota and former navy captain added that he is out to steer the GOP along a truly lib eral path One of his first efforts Stassen told a news conference Tuesday will be directed toward amending the Wagneract to prescribed set of unfair practices for labor such as mass picketing Practices now spelled out as unfair in this law apply only to management Stassen said he wants to bal ance up this collective bargain ing His announcement unexpected only because of its timing so long before the 1948 nominating con vention came after Senators Vandenberg of Michigan and Taft of Ohio had told reporters they are not candidates Each however left the way open for any cam paigns in their behalf Praising the way President Tru man handled the coal strike he said the future of the working peo ple depends on 4 things in the next 6 months big strikes so production can be kept continuously high the salaries of white collared workers such as teachers to the new level we have arrived at extreme restrictive leg islation that would place power in the hands of the government in violation of labors fundamental rights resistance to high prices Stassen described Economist Robert Nathans recent report to the CIO as the most deceptive and fallacious report ever given wide circulation in this country Nathan contended that industry could raise wages from 21 to 25 per cent without raising prices Stassens labor program aside from Wagner act revision calls for on the voluntary rather than the compulsory settlement of labor disputes up what he called monopolies and dictatorships in unions requirement for secret un ion baljots on strikes but no com pulsory arbitration or any federal court with power to fix future wages and working conditions of the ultimate right to strike U S FOR PROBE OF GREEK RIFT Asks Security Body to Send Commission Lake Success N Y United States proposed Wednes day that the United Nations se curity council send a commission to the Balkans to investigate con ditions on both sides of the Greek frontier and urged the council to withhold judgment on Greeces complaints against her neighbor states until a report was at hand Herschel V Johnson chairman and American delegate to the council said the United States be lieved such an investigation is ap essential first step in the councils deliberations on the Greek charges A high American source said U S Delegate Herschel V John son chairman of the council would suggest that the 5 perma nent United States Russia Britain China and France with Poland and Brazil ae represented on such a com mittee Mercury Drops to 1 Below Zero in Mason City By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The cold wave which brought zero readings to Mason City and some other northern Iowa points Tuesday night will moderate slightly Thursday the weather Bureau said Wednesday A few sncw flurries are indicated for he extreme northern portion Thursday The temperature in Mason City dropped to one below Tuesday night after reaching a reading of IS during the day Tuesdays high reading was 30 at Atlantic Des Moines and Oska Small streams ponds and other shallow or slowmoving bodies of water are freezing over the weather bureau reported Skaters were urged to exercise caution however ADVISERSCLAIM TEMPORARY DIP CAN BE EASED Economic Council Gives First Report to Truman on Jobs and Production Washington presi dents council economic ad visers Wednesday predicted a more than ordinarily favorable outlook for jobs and production for some years ahead A temporary dip may come in 1917 the board of 3 economists told President Truman but cour ageous and sensible action by business and labor can hold the recession to moderate propor tions if not avert it The report was the first sub mitted by the high economic ad visory body created by the em ployment act of 1946 and headed by Dr Edwin G Nourse The council is instructed1 to report on economic trends and advise on legislative and executive steps which will contribute to maxi mum employment production and purchasing power Alter next years possible re cession the report said broad basic conditions suggest that it will be easy to have some years high production employment and purchasing power without the display of any extrordinary eco nomic statesmanship by leaders of industry labor farming and finance Yet a policy of drifting in those years or of being content with less than nationwide high pro duction the council cautioned could bring on a subsequent pe riod of serious unemployment underproduction and want There is enough time the re port held to chart a course of action which will sidestep that peril and not only raise the na tional prosperity to new high levels but xxx maintain those levelswith a degree stability which has not characterized the earlier exploratory and specula tive decades our industrial Life This promise of a longterm future free from the swings of boom and depression must be based the council indicated on a foundation of free competitive enterprise with the government in a supporting and spark plugging role The economists added We suggest that the impedi ments to prosperity in the near future are of the sort that must be worked out without benefit of direct government intervention through the practical wisdom of management and laboc fanners and financiers The report sketched an eco nomic background for the coun cils confidential report to Mr Truman vhich he will use in pre paring his own economic report 0 the new congress to be deliv ered after the traditional stateof theunion and budget messages Mr Trumans report in turn will be referred to the joint com mittee of congess on the economic report1 That committee is charged with drafting specific legislation for submission to congress by Feb 1 The prospect for high employ ment and production in the near future is good but its bases are somewhat artificial the coun cil found since they depend on a aacklbg of demand growing out of he war Everybody without a house or car wants one this year the re port said The success of 47 and 48 is gauged by our ability to make and sell 6000000 cars 1500000 housing units But the closer we come to this standard of performance in the immediate future the more press ing becomes the problem of sus taining employment production and purchasing power in the years that follow Automobiles as we have learned under war conditions iave a normal life expectancy of 8 to 10 years and houses last any where from 25 years to genera ions or even centuries Hence the very industries which feature the prosperity of the moment could if nothing is done be expected to drop to a replacement basis after a few years We must recognize the real magnitude of our productive power and keep it going to produce for all the things that only the more favored have enjoyed in the past Bad Hearing Cambridge Mass S Bolt told the court he did not lear a policemans signal for him o stop But before the court con jnucd the case for 2 weeks Bolt had to list his occupation He I director of Massachusetts T tute of Technologys hear K oratory   

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