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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 4, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                Lr NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CF ANB ARCHIVES BES KIOI HE 3 I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Lin Associated Proa and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 4 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One No 99 DUSTBLIZZARD HITS NORTH IOWA Reds Balk on U S Arms Compromise AGAINST PLANS ON SAFEGUARDS AS FIRST STEP Delegate Gromyko Says Disarmament Itself Should Be Initial Act lake Success N S Russia took sharp issue Tuesda with a United States declaratio that worldwide arms reductio must await the creation of air tight safeguards to prevent viola tion or evasion of arms agree ments Soviet Delegate Andrei A Gro myko told the United Nations se curity council that Warren R Austin U S delegate was illogi cal in insisting that an interna tional system of security must b the first step toward disarma ment j Gromyko said that disarmamen itself should be the initial mov in the broader program of worli security At the same time soviet dele IffIpisate rejected a new American res on the arms reduction lestion as unnecessary Gro yko declared that part of th S proposal duplicated his own solution of Dec 27 and othe fgfSfparts duplicated the general as resolution of Dec 14 The Austin resolution provideu ihat atomic control be given top priority in the pending discussion worldwide arms reduction bu ligreed that plans for a genera reduction might be discussed I oncurrently Austin made it clear that the IjJnited States not only would in for atomic contro Iiiut that it would also demand an system of international including a world police lltorce arid inspection agencies be JEore it would agree to slash its armaments He also declared that the con clusion of peace treaties with Ger many and Japan have a direcl I bearing on the prospects for the 5 reduction and regulation of arma ments and armed forces and in dicated that the progress made by the council in its arms discussions would depend partly on the out come of the peace treaties Taking the floor as the council began its general debate on five separate plans of approach to the arms reduction question Austin said There is only one road to dis armament That is the road of genuine collective security and genuine international control of all armaments and of armed forces Along that road the United States desires to advance as fast and as far as our fellow members of the United Nations will travel with us He emphasized1 however that in the opinion of the United States The primary task of the council in the coming months to progress as rapidly as possible toward agreement upon an international system of control that will pro vide means to protect complying states against the hazards of vio lations and evasions My government believes he went on that the international control of atomic energy includ ing effective safeguards by way of inspection and other means and effective provision for the collective enforcement of sanc tions against violations is funda mental to the establishment of international peace and security and o the regulaiton and reduction of their weapons The new U S resolution of fered by Austin proposed 1 Establishment of an 11na tion commission to study plans for the reduction of all arms and armed forces except atomic weap ons of mass destruction which already are being studied by the present atomic energy commis sion 2 Creation of a committee to make recommendations to the security council regarding the scope of the work to be under taken by the proposed commission 3 Immediate consideration at the councils next meeting of the report of the atomic energy com mission which lays down a gen eral plan for atomic control Hollywood Stars Give Helping Hand to Vets Hollywood the low ly hot dog gets the glamour treat ment hereabouts these days A moviestyle premiere with Judy Canova Red Skelton Bob Burns and Roy Rogers among these in attendance marked the opening Monday night of a nev Sunset boulevard stand by 3 war veterans FATHER BARRED FROM EVICTING OPA and a federafjudge have granted a temporary restraining order preventing James Cicchetti 53 of Chicago from evicting his 6 children from their home in suburban Westmont Cicchetti whose wife died in 1945 is estranged from his family and in selling the home had won an eviction suit The children who claim the home was paid for in part from their savings are shown above with their attorney They are left to rightrear John 21 Ann 23 and Yolanda 15 on the couch are Joseph 8 Kathryn 7 Attorney Edgar J Elliott and Rosalind 10 U S 1946 Traffic Fatalities Soar 19 Per Cent Over 1945 100000 Persons Killed in Nations Accidents Last Year Report Says SALVATION ARMY REPORT Next Report Friday Evening at Hanford Reports totaling were urned in by approximately 50 workers who braved subzero lasts Tuesday noon to attend the irst report luncheon of the Sal Army drive The next reports will be given Priday evening at 6 oclock at the lotel Hanford according to Mai Robb Des Moines who is ssisting with the campaign to aise to build a permanent ome for the Salvation Army orps in Mason City The weather is making the cam aign difficult particularly for ie womens division it was ointed out by Ray E Pauley ampaign chairman He pointed o the Tuesday turnout and re ort total as a good showing The reports by divisions were s follows Womens 36700 General 79350 Personnel 104425 Advance 1424500 RENT OFFICIAL AGAINST BOOST Says Blanket Increase Is Not Warranted Now Washington D Car on OPA deputy rent administra or told congress Tuesday that a lanket 10 per cent increase in ents is not warranted under resent standards An order for such an increase prepared last week by the fice of temporary controls but nipped by President Truman efore it could be issued Maj en Philip B Fleming OTC chief ater shouldered the responsibility ir drafting the order Carson was questioned about his art in the mixup when he ap eared before the senate banking ommittees investigation of rent ontrols Senator Tobey RN H vanted to know whether Carson ad been consulted and whether e approved of a 10 per cent hike rents Carson replied he acted in an dvisory capacity He said his lewpoint was that under the tandards we always used and results of the survey landlord ardship cases could be handled dministratively Deaths in U S railway grade accidents were reduced om 2568 in 1928 to 1840 in 1944 Chicago in the United States in 1946 killed 100 000 persons injured millions and caused an estimated economic loss of the National Safety council said Tuesday The death toll was 4 per cent above the 1945 total of 95918 but the council said the 100000 figure is significant when it is recalled that at the end of the first 4 months of 1946 the motor vehicle death toll alone was up 45 per cent Motor accidents alone accounted for 33500 dead Passenger deaths on the railroads totaled 89 and on regular scheduled airlines 75 A mans own home appeared the least safe place of all In home accidents 34000 persons died His place of work seemed some what safer Occupational accidents killed 16500 One out of every 13 persons in the country suffered a disabling injury last year The biggest single disasters of the year were Atlantas Winecoff hotel fire in which 119 persons died and the La Salle hotel fire at Chicago in which 61 perished Traffic fatalities were up 19 per cent over 1945 Railroad pas senger fatalities dropped 26 per cent Regarding air accidents the council said The passenger death rate per 100000 passengermiles in 1946 based on preliminary information was decrease of 43 per cent from the 1945 rate of 21 and equalling the previous low mark in 1939 The estimated economic loss from accidents in cluded wage losses medieel ex pense production delays damage to equipment in occupational ac cidents and property damage from traffic mishaps and fires The closing months of the year showed traffic deaths on the de cline During the first 4 months they averaged 45 per cent higher than the preceding year Toward the end of 1946 they levelled off at the 1945 rate The council attributed the im provement to a concerted safety program by public officials and safety organizations instituted after President Trumans highway safety conference last May It kept the traffic death toll 6 500 short of 1941s all time high of 39969 the council said Name lowan Detroit UR Ollie Bentley Muscatine Iowa has been elected 0 the executive committee of the Dowling Proprietors association directors of the association an nounced Tuesday Z OIs in Japan Killed Yokohama American soldiers were killed and 21 per ions including 6 GIs were in ured Thursday nightwhen a rain struck a fire truck at a railroad crossing it was disclosed Tuesday Form AllWoman Legion Post Wichita Kans all woman American Legion post has been formed in Wichita Kans TRUMAN LASHES POLISH ELECTION But Receives Envoy of Polish Government Washington Truman Tuesday personally told the new Polish ambassador Jozef Winiewicz that the Polish gov ernment has failed to fulfill its pledge to hold free elections Mr Truman however received the and accepted his desig nation as ambassador of the re public of Poland This apparently put an end to any remaining spec ulation that the United States might break diplomatic relations with the Polish government be cause of the way in which it con ducted national elections on Jan 19 The chief executive declared that the United States had joined with the British and soviet gov ernments at Yalta and Potsdam in important decisions concerning Poland and that among these was the agreement for the holding of a free election Weaker Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and continued cold with diminishing winds Tuesday night Low Tuesday night 510 below Wednesday fair with rising temperatures Towa Fair and very cold with di minishing winds Tuesday night Wednesday fair with rising tem perature Low Tuesday night zero southwest to 10 below northeast High Wednesday 22 northeast and 32 southwest Minnesota Fair and very cold with diminishing winds Tues day night Wednesday fair with rising temperatures Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook The mean temperature will average near normal western Iowa and 5 degrees below normal eastern Iowa The state normal is 19 Warmer Wednesday and Thurs day becoming much colder Thursday night and Friday Warmer Sunday Precipitation will be confined to snow flurries and squalls Thursday night and Friday averaging less than one tenth inch IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis ics for 24 hour period ending at oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 29 Minimum 8 At 8 a m Tuesday 8 Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum 28 Minimum 22 REPORTBRiTISH PLANPARTPN FOR PALESTINE Proposal Will Split Holy Land Into Arab and Jewish Sections London informed gov ernment source said the British cabinet decided Tuesday to impose a compromise partitiorrfederali zation plan on Palestine No official statement came from Prime Minister Attlees residence at 10 Downing St The informant said the new plan which may be laid before Arab and Jewish representatives later Tnesday would divide Pal estine into Arab and Jewish ter ritories with an overall control held at least temporarily by the mandatory power Great Britain Both Arabs and Jews previously have rejected partition as a means of settling the Palestinian strife Representatives of the Jewish agency held an emergency session while Attlee conferred with his ministers An agency spokesman said the Jewish leaders were con sidering implications of the 7 day ultimatum from the Palestine government demanding agency cooperation in stamping out vio lence in the Holy Land It is in our interests to stop terrorism which we have always condemned an agency spokes man said before the conference but the exact method for sup pressing it is a matter for deeper consideration It can be done in such a way that it might involve the whole of the country in civil war if one body of Jews is asked to inform against another That we must avoid at all costs We still hope that a settlement may emerge from the present discussion which will remove the tension in Pales tine Dr Chaim Weizmann former president of the agency left by plane Tuesday for Palestine but a spokesman said David Ben Gurion chairman of the agency executive and Mpshe Shertok agency political chief would re main in London to carry on the talks here 42 ROUTED BY E BLAZE by Smoke in Downtown Fire Dubuque fireman was overcome by smoke and 42 resi dents of a neighboring apartment were evacuated in subzero weather at a m Tuesday when fire partially destroyed the Armstrong bowling alleys in downtown Dubuque Every piece of city fire appar atus was alerted as the blaze threatened to spread from the 3 story brick building in the block next to the one in which last sum mers Canfield hotel fire took 19 ives A high wind which whipped leavy streams of water back on lie firemen and the 2belpw tem perature which almost instantly ioze the water hampered the fire fighting efforts Fire Chief Perry H Kirsch was making an investigation Tuesday o determine the cause of the fire and the amount of loss Fire Lt William Blaser over come by smoke on the top floor of he building was given oxygen and removed to a hospital His condition was not believed serious When flames threatened to rip across the alley into the residen tial building directly east of the bowling alley police evacuated 42 occupants sending them to the obby of the nearby Page hotel and the waiting room of the Mil waukee railroad Barrage Balloon Cuts Dff Towns Light Power Frederick Wis barrage jalloon drifting over Frederick short circuited a power line and plunged the entire city into dark less Police Chief Reuben Shes land said Tuesday Chief Shesland said the balloon appeared over the town late Tues day but that he had no idea where t came from Shesland reported that all elec ric service was cut off to the owns 700 inhabitants Service was restored after a half hour Blind Girls SeeingEye Dog Barred From School Classes Los Angeles Patsy Ruth Fergus seeing eye dog cant go to school school is going to come to Patsy Ruth Patsy Ruth 16 has been blind since birth She attended Braille classes finishing 2 years of high school Last fall with her new guide dog Lucky she returned for her 3rd year The dog was refused admission The matter came before the school board Monday night Supt Vierling Kersey pointed out that guide dogs are not muzzJed that the school system was liable if Lucky nipped a playmate in the mis taken belief that some harm was intended his mistress The board sustained the ban on Lucky but ordered a teacher to give Patsy Ruth part time instruction at her home AP Wircpholo PATSY AND Bars Dog Senators Startled by Baruch Report of Atomic Secret Leak Hickenlooper Reveals Security Matter to Be Discussed in Meeting Washington IP Startled by reports that Russia has had some success probing into atomic bomb secrets senators sought assur ances Tuesday that any chinks in the security wall are being patched up quickly Chairman Hickenlooper K told a reporter the whole security matter will be discussed at length soon with David E Lil enthal and military experts at a closed meeting of the full senate louse atomic committee Lilien hal has been nominated as chair man of this countrys atomic con trol commission Hickenlooper also announced that the joint committee has hired as its executive director Fred B ihodes former army major who directed intelligence work on the Manhattan Abomb project The Iowa senator would not comment on reports that Bernard VI Baruch told a locked door meeting Monday that there is evi dence of Russian penetration into some of this countrys supposedly wellkept secrets about the atomic project Hickenlooper said that irrespec tive of any information Baruch might have available the commit had determined to examine he general pattern of precau ions being taken to keep all nu clear secrets at home until a workable scheme of international control is effected Baruch was described by one committee member as having told the senators that the way of the ioviets framed some of their questions during United Nations discussion on control plans indi cated that they knew more about he workings of the American setup than they were supposed to There were signs Baruch was said to have told the committee members that the Russians did not know what certain informa ion in their possession meant or low to use it This was reported o have been disclosed through he misuse by the Soviets of a code word the Americans thought was known only to atomic experts n this country A committee member said Ba ruch did not discuss spying activi ies as such although in his tes imony at a previous public ses sion the former American dele gate to the U N atomic commis sion pointed out that Canada had detected Soviet espionage in that country NORTH IOWANS ROUTED BY FIRE Family of 5 Is Left Homeless by Flames and Mrs Paul Voight and 3 children were with out a home Tuesday morning foi lownig a fire which drove them from their farm home 5 miles west of here late Monday afternoon The farm is known as the William Hantelman estate All that was saved from the blaze which is believed to have started from an overheated furn ace was a mattress and a desk The members of the family ran across the road to the home of Mrs Voights sister Mrs Leland Hantelman and family and called for help The Fenton fire department was called and got within a mile and a half 9f the fire when it became stalled in a snowdrift The firemen were forced to go back to head quarters several of the boys hav ing frostbitten faces and feet Neighbors who tried to reach the fire in the 40mile gaie were forced to give up when their cars stalled A few succeeded in reach ing the place on horseback The house was a partly modern 8room 2story structure House Judiciary Group Votes for Limiting Presidential Terms Washington 6 demo crats dissenting the house judi ciary committee Tuesday ap proved a constitutional amend ment limiting the tenure of any president to 2 terms Fifteen republicans and five democrats supported it The amendment probably will come before the house for a vote Thursday It restricts the tenure of the presidency to 2 terms whether they be full 4year terms or only parts of a term such as President Truman now is serving An amendment offered by Rep Walter DPa to limit the tenure to a single term of 6 years was rejected at the closed committee session by a vote reported as 19 to 7 TRAIN AND BUS SERVICE HALTS ROADSBLOCKED Several Schools Are Closed Down as Strong Winds Sweep Into State A freak dustblizzard with winds up to 50 miles per hour blocked highways and stopped rail transportation in North Iowa Mon day as the temperature dropped to 8 degrees below zero The dust carried on the high winds which caused heavy drift ing all over the midwest was car ried all the way from the Dakotas to Chicago according to wire re ports All highways in North Iowa were blocked accordirig to late reports of the highway commis sion The Jefferson Transportation company stopped operations at dusk Monday with buses held at Charles City Iowa Falls and other towns in this area Operations were expected to be resumed as soon as the highways were open for travel The highway commission which called its snow plows in Monday night was unable to report any roads open Tuesday One plow was stuck north of Mason City and conditions in other directions were uncertain Train service through Mason City was tied up on all 5 roads Tuesday with the Milwaukee the first to get through for nearly 24 hours No 11 the earty morning Milwaukee due in at from Chicago arrived at p m Tuesday No 3 due at a m arrived at 1 p m No 18 left Ma son City at p m No 22 Monday nights east bound train which was held at Sioux Falls Monday night was expected to arrive same time late Tuesday It left Sioux Falls Tuesday morning behind a snov plow but the plow was having dif ficulty No trains came through on the Rock Island Lines Monday in cluding the Rockets and no opera tions were expected Tuesday with the exception of snow plows The Chicago and Great Western Chi cago and North Western and the M and St L trains also were an nulled and nothing was operating on these roads other than snow plows The Mason City Motor Coach buses were operating Tuesday morning except for the Central Heights bus and there was heavy traffic since walking any distance was almost impossible The wind which continued throughout the night in Mason City blew in a window of the Forrest Ice Cream company 1415 S Federal at p m and caused other slight dam age about the city Dust was rolled up in most of the drifting snow giving it an end of winter look but the wind continued strong The Mason CityClear Lake bus was not running Tuesday Mason Cityschools were opened Tuesday Other North Iowa schools were closed however including the Central Heights school in Mason City Schools which closed for the day were Kcnsett Titonka Swaledale Fertile Burt Ply mouth St Patricks of Dougherty Nora Springs Rockwell Joice Ventura Hayfield Kudd Hanlon town lime Creek No 8 Kock ford Osage Forest City Lake Mills Freeman Rural school Sacred Heart of Manly and St Ansgar John WillmsWof Popejoy was described as in satisfactory con dition at Ellsworth hospital Iowa Falls Tuesday morning following an accident which involved 4 cars and 2 trucks on highway 65 at the intersection of highway 20 at Grant Center north of Iowa Falls Monday His injuries were not serious hospital authorities said Willms was driving a 1935 pick up truck when it became stalled and he got out to shovel A semi trailer truck belonging to Fred Stockberger of Mason City is re ported to have crashed into the pickup which was broadside to the highway As the wind driven snow ob scured the vision of drivers four other cars were involved in the pileup which followed The dam age was estimated by patrolmen to be about 85000 of which 53000 was to the Stockberger truck Roads out of Algona were com pletely blocked Tuesday morning with no immediate indication they could be opened All snowplows were called in at noon Monday to remain until drifting had ceased Schools in Algona were in ses sion Monday and Tuesday The Kossuth county basketball tourna ment was postponed Monday night for the 2nd time It probably will have to be called off entirely There was no school at Fenfon Monday or Tuesday due to blocked highways Traffic at Northwood was tied up Tuesday morning in a 10 be   

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