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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 20, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMP THE NT CF AND WO IKES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS AssociatedPress and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 20 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One No 86 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO Mason Clly Sunday p m WIAD Qulncy 111 Mon p m WOI Ames Tuesday a m WSUI lowm City Thursday p m Its High Time to Quit Yawning years of active con Jtact with the organized en deavor to curb our slaughter on streets and highways have created in me a conviction that the one greatest obstacle in the problem is PUBLIC INDIFFERENCE We havent as yet found a way to get the American public to QUIT YAWNING For example During the Christmas holiday season an epidemic of airplane disasters throughout the world brought death to 250 persons The greatest of these incidentally was in faraway China These tragedies made the headlines in all of our daily newspapers In the same 2weeks on the highways of United States alone the 5 times that number of persons met death in traffic accidents You probably werent aware of it Ex cept in isolated cases the item TALMADGE TO ABIDE BY COURT 2nd Explosion Restores Sight Chicago UBRichard Hebert 22 who was blinded in a combat explosion in Germany said Monday that another explosion Saturday night restored the sight of his left eye Hebert who regained the sight of his right eye through medical treatment said he was firing the basement boiler in his fathers tavern when a gas accumulation caused a ball of fire to shoot from the boiler door The blast burned my left eyelid and arm he said When I got ck upstairs I placed my hand over my right eye I discovered I could see again with my left Premier De Gaspei Hands In Resignation to Test Strength Puts It Up to Italian Provisional President Whether Rule Continues diflnt get headlines into the newspaper Last summer in Naperville HI a streamlined train telescoped into I another streamlined train bring ing death to 47 passengers For 3 days that item was bannerlined J by every daily newspaper in America During those same 3 days al most 300 human beings were I killed on the streets and highways II of our country Again you prob ably werent aware of It unless some of the victims were from j your family or your neighbor hood In 1946 a half dozen sensational and greatly publicized hotel fires caused the death of something less Jjljthan 250 persons A wave of in dignation swept our country Weve got to do something to make hotels safer we said 1 But there was no public up rising against the toll on streets li and highways which exceeded this hotel fire by Ypropor tion ot approximately 160 io 1 Pearl Harbor to VJ day Americans killed in battle to taled 261608 the number of i people in the United States killed I in all types of accident in the Jpsame period was 100000 more killed by mishaps on the homefront than by enemy ac i tion abroad i Another and even more shock ing contrast The number of wounded in the last war was 651 911 The number of persons at home injured in yourself for this 36 a ratio of 55 to 1 i If we wanted to confine our selves statistically in this study of warfront and homefront we could recallthat during the war years i person was killed by a motor vehicle for every 3 persons vho fell in battle this in spite r domestic gas rationing and re tricted traffic IpHESE figures ought to scare the pants off us We ought to Tie shocked into observing the best Rome Alcide De Gasperi said late Monday that he was submitting his resignation to Provisional President De Nicola He made the announcement in clarifying a prepared statement he read to a news conference in which he had said he was putting it up to the provisional president whether his 6monthold 4power government should continue in office A newsman asked Does this mean that you are opening the crisis The premier replied It seems to me perfectly clear I am submitting my resignation to President De Nicola Thus the Christian democrat premier while his critics in and out of the government hesitated about provoking a crisis at a criti cal hour himself took the decision to seek a clarification The tenor of his statement which reviewed his recent 2 weeks trip to the United such as to lead his hearers to be lieve he was confident he would come out on top in the test of strength he asked of safety ourselves and in Siisting that those about us do B ikewise By fright alone we should be Bsent scurrjing to our experts in u educator the engineer find the the de frmand that they do what they can i to spare us this slaughter We quibble about costs As rational human beings we ought to be impressed by the fact IS that our aVmual bill for accidents j runs into the billions i But do we do any of these things No We mostly just yawn and say to ourselves These ac cidents wont happen to me or my family theyll happen to the other fellow And hes no concern of jjmine In short we have the other Ij fellow complex M its a disease we could call it other fellowitis ANOTHER important factor in the situation is that theres little of glamor about the safety business We could rouse ourselves to a patriotic fervor when the daily reports came in of our boys killed or wounded in battle But not so with our citizens of all ages killed by accidents Theres nothing exciting or ro mantic about a statistic Some body lays a printed sheet before us showing that our community I through its safety program has I saved a certain number of lives The question which inevitably arises in our mind is Who were they Show me one of them Probably the best answer to lathis is One of them might be But somehow I know from such an answer fioesnt entirely satisfy the ques fioner We go right on blithely Assuming that its the other Jel who causes accidents and he other fellow who gets hit by I iiem N all of this we are just as ind and just as stupid as we Supreme Court Rules Against Iowa Man on Benefits to Veterans Washington supreme court ruled Monday that World war I draftees sent home on Ar mistice day 1918 before they were properly inducted are not entitled to privileges of honorably discharged veterans The decision reversed a ruling of the District of Columbia court of appeals in the case of James John Lamb Lamb wasordered to report for military duty Nov 11 1918 by his draft board at Davenport Iowa Before entraining for Camp Dodge and before final acceptance by army authorities he was in formed the war was over and the draft had been halted Lamb returned home and for the next 25 years claimed a annual exemption on Iowa income taxes as an honorably discharged soldier In 1940 Iowa denied him the exemption and he brought suit f6r an official discharge certifi cate DE GASPEEI Showdown WTINUED ON PAGE Soldier Is Held for Investigation in Death of lowan During Fight Des Moines of Detectives Tom Watson said Pfc Clinton N Quigley 25 who is on furlough from Fort Hamilton N Y was being held for investiga tion in the death early Sunday morning of James William Moran 46 in a fight in a tavern here Watson said no charges has been filed against Quigley Moran and Quigley reportedly had a fist fight in a taven here the fight ending when Moran was knocked out Watson said Moran was revived but later lost con sciousness and was taken to a hospital He was pronounced dead on arrival Watson said Coroner A E Shaw said Mor ans death was due to a massive cerebral hemorrhage CRY GAG RULE IN BUDGET TALK Demos ProtestGiving Job to Taber Committee Washington first formal effort at review of Presi dent Trumans budget wound up Monday with some democrats crying gag rule at republicans Under the congressional reor ganization act study of the budget is a matter for a 102member group composed of members of committees handling appropria tions and taxation legislation This group met and decided to turn the job over to a 20member subcommittee headed by Rep Taber RW Y Protesting vigorously Senator OMahoney DWyo told report ers the gag rule has been adopted at the beginning of congress He declared members of the larger group would have no op portunity to voice their views to Tabers committee Rep Keefe RWis comment ed OMahoney is crazy as a bed bug if he says this is a gag rule Taber who is chairman of the house appropriations committee has promised to use a sledge hammer and meat ax on Mr Trumans budget COLD WEATHER BEGINS RETURN VISIT IN IOWA See SubZero Readings in North Iowa Areas by Tuesday Morning By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas 2week spell of moderat weather neared an end Monday a the weather bureau issued a coli wave warning predicting subzen temperatures by morning The forecast indicated reading of 5 to 10 below zero in northern Iowa and zero to 5 below in thi southern portion of the state Cold northwesterly winds were expected to accompany the sharp plunge in temperatures Meantime the mixed snow anc rain which began falling Sundaj continued at many eastern Iowa points Monday but was expected to end by Monday night The snowfall measured 2 inches at nu merous points Highways in north central Iowa were reported in fair condition Monday somewhat slippery in spots but many highways have been sanded according to the re port from the Iowa state highway patrol The temperature was around 21 degrees In northeast Iowa a high wind was reported the roads arecov ered with snow and ice and are slippery in spots In northwesl Iowa there was light snow with some drifting Highways were normal with slippery spots Highways were near normal in southwest Iowa around Council Bluffs It was snowing with high winds in southeastern Iowa and visibility was from a quarter to half a mile Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cold wave with tem peratures falling to 14 below by Tuesday morning Tuesday partly cloudy and continued cold Strong n o r t h w e s te rly winds diminishing Tuesday Iowa Cold wave Monday night with temperatures falling to 5 to 10 below zero north to zero to 5 below south portion by Tuesday morning Clearing Monday night Fair and contin ued cold Tuesday Strong north erly winds diminishing late Tuesday High Tuesday 515 above Minnesota Cold wave Monday night with temperatures falling to 20 below north and 10 below south by Tuesday morning Partly cloudy Monday night Tuesday fair and continued cold Strong northwesterly winds di minishing Tuesday afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 Gets 10 Years for Rape of Hitchhiker Nevada Stanfel 34 of Des Moines was sentenced in dis trict court Monday to a 10 year term at Fort Madison penitentiary on a rape charge Stanfel and Carl Eobinson 34 charged jointly with raping a St Louis woman hitchhiker near here last October pleaded guilty last Friday Robinson was sen tenced to 10 years immediately but Stanfel declined to waive the 3day period between entering a plea and sentencing Meantime selection of a jury was scheduled to begin Monday afternoon in the trial of Ted E Hartung 42 Des Moines attorney on charges of attempting to suborn and interference with justice in the same case j BLOWOUT CAUSE OF AUTO CRASH Nashua Mayor Among 3 Injured in Collision Nashua Mayor Herman E Taylor suffered minor injuries and damage to his car in a collision on highway 150 10 miles south of In dependence Saturday while on his way to Center Point to attend the funeral of his brother Wilbur which was to be held Monday The accident occurred when a front tire blew out causing his car to crash into one driven by John Braden of Winthrop Mrs Braden suffered a broken leg and cuts and bruises She vras taken to a hospital at Independ ence Braden and Taylor escaped with cuts and bruises Both cars were badly damaged Taylors car was towed to Center Point oclock Monday morning Maximum 45 Minimum 22 At 8 a m Monday 23 Precipitation 07 Snow j inch YEAR AGO Maximum 21 Minimum is GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 43 Minimum 23 At8 a m Sunday 26 YEAR AGO Maximum 40 Minimum 15 TALMADGE GREETS Talmadge claimant to tliVgover norship of Georgia reaches across the desk he is occupying in the governors office in Atlanta Ga Monday morning and shakes hands with M E Thompson who claims to be acting governor since he was sworn in as lieutenant governor Saturday Philip Landrum Thompsons executive secretary is between Thompson and Talmadge PROBE SHOOTING OF IOWA FARMER Mleynek Found Shot to Death in Farm Home Earlham Count heriff Charles Neidt indicate Monday that a definite suspec vas being sought in the slaying o CharlesMleynek 54 welltod armer Mleyneks body was found by neighbor Sunday in the oom of his farm home 5 mile outh of here The neighbor Worth Deets sai e found Mleyneks body when he isited the Mleynek farm abou 30 Sunday afternoon Then vere 2 bullet wounds in Mley eks chest Madison County Sheriff Charles feidt Winterset Iowa said Mley ek had been shot through the lass of the back porch door anc i staggered into the living where he died Everything fas in order and there was no ndication the slayer had entered he house Neidt said The sheriff said he believed the laying took place about p n Saturday Mleynek haid lived alone since le death of his wife jn an auto ccident several years ago Neid aid They had no children Hungry Thieves Break Into Des Moines Tavern Des Moines oper ating in Des Moines over the weekend must have been hungry James A Shields cafe operator reported thieves broke into his tavern sometime after midnight Saturday and ate a pie several doughnuts a quantity of candy and drank 3 bottles of pop Shields reported S350 in pennies a few nickels and a bundle of laundry were taken WEATHER SLOWS GEN MARSHALL Forced to Take Train for Washington Trip Chicago George C Marshall forced down by bad flying weather enroute from the Orient to Washington transferred to a train Monday tor the remain der of the trip to the capital where he will be sworn in as secretary of state After a 4hour delay in Chi cago the generals party departed in a railroad business car at tached to the Pennsylvania rail roads Manhattan Limited due in Washington Tuesday at a m CST The special car was added to the train railroad officials said because all regular space had been sold Marshall originally sched uled to be sworn in at 10 a m CST Monday but bad weather forced his plane to land at Chi cago on a flight from the west coast DRAFT BILL FOR OWA FIRE LAW Travelers Organization Endorses New Measure Des Moines providing for more stringent fire laws and setting up machinery for drafting a state building code will be pre sented to the legislature probably this week The United Commercial Travel ers of America Council 115 Sat urday night at a meeting here en dorsed a bill making the state fire marshal responsible for enforce ment of the laws giving him addi tional authority to inspect hotels for safety and fire prevention con trols and authorizing semiannual inspection for fire hazards C L Austin secretary of the group said the bill provides for more teeth in the fire laws con cerning exits entrances safety walls and flagrant violations and carelessness The organization is interested vitally because the members spend so much time in hotels Austin said Frank Kerekes instructor in structural engineering at Iowa State college chairman of a state committee composed of represen tatives of the building industry and allied industries said the committee had drafted a bill which would eventually provide minimum standards for buildings to be used by the public The bill provides that the gov ernor would appoint a building code council of 10 members and the council would draft the code for presentation to the governor before the 1949 legislature con venes Kerekes said The bill also would revise present laws relat ing to building construction but would not restrict or be applic able to private farm buildings and onefamily or 2Iamily dwell ings Kerekes said 1st Polish Election Returns Show Landslide by Red Bloc Government Appears Have Won 80 Per Cent of Parliamentary Seats Warsaw communist dominated government bloc par ties appeared Monday night to have won up to80jper cent of the seals in thefeuniiay parliamentary election Landslide votes were cast in the big cities and heavily populated industrial areas ivhere Vice Pre mier Stanislaw Mikolaczyks oppo sition Polish peasant party PSD was at its greatest disadvantage It appeared that the PSL and its offshoot the new liberation party were likely to share the re maining 20 per cent of the 444 seats in parliament somewhere around 90 places Mikolajczyk virtually abandoned riopes for victory by announcing he intended to ask the supreme court to nullify the election charg ing irregularities and violations of ecrecy The first 18 precincts in Warsaw gave the government bloc candi dates 20633 votes to 5576 for the PSL 4222 for the labor party and 1409 for others American and British embassy itaff employes watched the voting n the heaviest centers of popula ion Complete unofficial returns are expected within 48 hours The of ficial result will be announced Jan 31 Campaign and election day at acks by the underground on poll commissioners and militiamen ap peared Monday to have cost 133 ives The government said 35 poll commission officials were killed outright and another 24 were Jcid laped and presumed slain At east 16 underground fighters were killed along with 58 mem bers of the volunteer citizens mili ia and the regular militia BYRNESSlGNS PEACE TREATIES Last Official Act Before Leaving Post Washington Iff Secretary of atate Byrnes as a final official ct Monday signed the World war I peace treaties with Italy Hun ary Romania and Bulgaria Chairman Vandenberg R Hich of the senate foreign rcla ions committee and Senator Con ally DTex who took part in he 16 months of negotiations on he compacts were at Byrnes side n the ceremony at the state de lartment There will be a second signing f the treaties at Paris Feb 10 vhen representatives of the en my satellite states will affix their ignatures Other allies will sign the reaties at the same time Arnbas ador Jefferson Caffery will act hen for the United States Mondays ceremony was ar anged chiefly to permit Byrnes 0 sign the treaties before turning ver his office to General George 1 Marshall At the end of the ceremony yrnes grinned at the crowd and emarkod If anybody wants to make a pcech he can have about 5 min les right up here VESSEL SINKING DEATH TOLL 437 Fear 200 Casualties Were Women Children Athens merchant ma rine ministry Monday increased to 437 the list of persons missing and believed dead in the sinking of the 1800lon Greek steamer Chi marra which went down 20 miles east of Athens Sunday after an explosion officially blamed on a mine The latest figures radioed here from shipping offices in Salonika indicated the doomed vessel was carrying 528 passengers and a crew of 87 when she left there Saturday Thus far the marine ministry said only 198 survivors are def initely known Officials of the ministry which said Monday night that the for mer German passenger ship had struck a mine declined to com ment on a report that the vessel was a victim of sabotage There was no indication however that they gave any credence to the re port Arislides Mylakis a 44yearold school teacher who survived the disaster estimated that almost 200 of the casualties were women and children I am afraid every child aboard was lost and 95 per cent of the women he said THOMPSON HAS OFFICE SET UP IN STATEHOUSE College Students Plan March on Capitol to Protest Talmadge Act Atlanta Tal madge in a brief facetoface en counter in the executive cham bers Monday refused to recog nize Lt Governor M E Thompson as acting governor of Georgia but reiterated a promise to abide by a court decision in the contro versy Thompson then set up an acting goveraors office in the suite on the floor above normally occupied by the president of the state sen ate Meanwhile there were these other developments in the dual control of the states government 1 Students of 5 Atlanta col leges and the University of Georgia at Athens 70 miles away planned a march on the state capi tol Tuesday to protest Talmadges assumption of the executive of fice 2 The legislature voted to in vite Talmadge to address a joint session as governor at noon Tues day The vote in the house was 88 to 64 in the senate 29 to 20 Ef forts to have Thompsons name added to the resolution and in viting him to speak also failed 3 Attorney General Eugene Cook announced that he recog nized Thompson as the acting governor and would substitute his name for that of Ellis Arnall in a court suit challenging Tal madges occupation of the gov ernors office 4 Thompson before the state senate retook the oath as lieuten ant governor and added the words J will faithfully exercise the ex ecutive power of the state of Georgia Thompsons addition of the executive power words to the regular oath brought a move to have it stricken from the senate journal but the move was ruled out of order 5 Marvin Griffin who is serv ing as Talmadges adjutant gen eral accused Col R W Collins Thompsons military chief of de aying more than 8 hours the dis patching of a convoy of national juard trucks for flood relief at Ga Collins was not avail able for a statement 6 The house of representatives a bill to establish a white primary in Georgia Both Tal nadge and Thompson have agreed to such a bill Talmadge at the first of his 2 daily press conferences said that meetings being held in protest to lis assumption of the executive lowers were the same crowd who ried to destroy the county unit and the white primary systems Georgias democratic primaries are held under the county unit system which is similar to the J S electoral system with coun ies having unit votes based oa population Talmadge and Thompson shook lands after their encounter in the executive chambers 1 Killed and 2 Hurt in Iowa Auto Accident Carroll persons were n serious condition in the hospital lere Monday with injuries suf ered in an accident here early junday which was fatal to Earl 3 Davis 25 of Lanesboro Iowa Warren H Knight 25 of Jef erson suffered head cuts lacera ions and a leg injury Miss Eve yn Mathew of Fayette also was n the hospital with leg knee and chest injuries The accident occurred whenthe automobile in which the 3 were iding skidded on icy pavement and crashed into a stone entrance o Graham park ixConvict Puts Finger on Himself in Robbery Chicago Russo an exconvict put the finger on limself and pushed himself back nto the penitentiary accordin o his lawyer Russo was on trial Saturday for a north side hotel door man but Jic victim said he rfuldnt identify him Aw y o ure nuts1 Russo grunted and to prove it produced pair of doormans gloves The judge obligingly sentenced Uisso to a year and a day in irison Read The United States Army Message Today on Page 4 ASKS PROBE OF JUDGE PICARD Senator Wants House Inquiry on Portal Case Washington East land said Monday the handling of a portal pay case by Federal Judge Frank Picard of Detroit should be investigated by the house of representatives with a view to impeachment Eastland is a member of a sen ate judiciary subcommittee con sidering legislation to more than 54000000000 of portalfo portal back pay claims He sug gested the investigation at a com mittee hearing after testimony by Theodore R Iserman a New York attorney representing the Chrys ler corporation in connection with the portal suits Iserman testified that Picard heard a suit for brought against Chrysler by plant guards He said that during the trial Picard said that he wanted it understood that I am strictly pro want these men the guards to get every penny that is corning to them Iserman told the subcommittee that Picard later ordered this re mark stricken from the record The attorney testified that he had later obtained a copy of the re mark from the court reporter Oregons salmon fisheries lerinj in Astoria at the mouth of the Columbia river are among the worlds greatest
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