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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 5, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                OF CQMC NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HI5T01Y AMD ARCHIVES WOINES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION uiuu VOL Lin Associated Pica and United Press Full Lcued Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 5 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One No MARSHALL HOPS OFF FOR MOSCOW REPORTBRITISH READY ON ISM FOR PALESTINE Expect UN Security Council to Receive Hot Problem Soon Success N Y Great Britain was reported reli ably Wednesday to be prepared to toss the complicated Palestine case into the lap of the United Nations without further delay Authoritative sources said Sir Alexander Cadogan British dele gate to the V N security council might even hand the case to Sec retary General Trygve Lie some time Wednesday If not Wednesday one high source said it certainly will be turned over to the United Nations within the next couple of days The British want action At the same time sources with in the British delegation said Bri tain would accept the appointment of a factfinding commission composed of members of the United Nations to delve into the Holy Land situation We will welcome whatever recommendations the United Na tions may have for solving the Palestine situation one BrttisJ source said We are most anxious to turn the case over to the United Nations Perhaps it can work oui something that will satisfy both the Arabs and the Jews and bring an end to the violence that ij now sweeping the Holy Land The only thing holding up Bri tain from formally placing the Palestine case before the United Nations this informant said it a decision by Lie on how he thinks the case should be handled Lie was understood to be feel ing out members of the Big Five on what method should be adopted New York Cotton Mart Opened After Strike New York New York cotton exchange largest in the world opened its doors again Wednesday after settlement of the unprecedented oneday strike by 103 employes Settlement of the dispute was announced late Tuesday night by Arthur Meyer chairman of the state mediation board who said the exchange would reopen Wed nesday after Tuesdays closing fhe GlobeGazette Photo ASK UNCLE Somers shoe repairman found this perfect specimen of an opossum in front of 9 W State practically the heart of the business district in Mason City at noon Tuesday The opossum was under a car bearinga Winnebago county license plate Although wet cold and scared the animal was not at all vicious Maybe this one came in on a fender or running board but however it got here if Joe wants to know more about the American the family have to ask Uncle Remus We wouldnt know Truman Flies Over Erupting yolcano During Mexico Visit Sacred Cow Passes 2500 Feet Directly Over Spouting Crater first time a strike had closed a commodity or exchange market in Wall street The settlement provides that employes will get a bonus to be determined by the number of bales ofcotton sold in a day sim ilar to a bonus formula used on the stock exchange Other contract provisions in cludea 15 per cent wage increase a union shop job classification dues checkoff and a 40hour week for building service employes Uses Helicopter to Deliver Food Supplies Southampton Pa G Schrack a Philadelphia box man ufacturer used a helicopter to de liver fresh food supplies to his snowbound Bucks county farm Schrack said his wife and 2 do mestics were marooned after a 12 inch snow blocked highways Tues day He flew in with steaks and fresh vegetables Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday with no important change in tern Mexico City UR President Truman made an aerial visM Wednesday to the volcano oJ Paricutin which was in actual eruption sending streams of lava down the mountainside and filling the air with angry clouds of vol canic ash Nearing the close of his Mexi can visit the president made a 400 mile 2 hour and 26 minute tour of the area around the vol cano which has covered a once thriving valley with an ugly perature Lowest night about 29 Wednesday Iowa Mostly cloudy a little light snow extreme southwest Wed nesday night Somewhat colder west portion Decreasing cloudi ness and rather cold Thursday Low Wednesday night ranging from 10 extreme northwest to 24 extreme southeast High Thursday ranging from 20 northwest to 30 southeast Minnesota Generally fair Wed nesday night and Thursday somewhat colder in west portion Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 30 Minimum 18 At 8 a m Wednesday 20 YEAR AGO Maximum 38 Minimum 30 mantle of gray lava ash The Sacred Cow the presi dents private plane passed 2500 feet over the crater Paricutin first erupted in Feb ruary 1943 and the most recent eruption was at 1 a m CST Wednesday When he returned to Mexico City airport the president was met by U S Ambassador Walter Thurston They drove immediate ly to the pyramids of Teotihuacan where Mr Truman was guest of honor at a picnic lunch attended by members of the Mexican cab inet headed by Foreign Secretary Jaime Torres Bodet and members of Mr Trumans staff The president whose popularity in Mexico City resulted in such crowds Tuesday that one person was killed and 76 injured or suf fered sunstrokes as they jammed up in an attempt to see him was accompanied Tuesday only by members ot his own party and Mexican officials After the presidents tour of the pyramids he will hold his last reception before leaving for Waco and Washington He will meet members of the American colony at the Casion Militar the large and luxurious club for the Mexi can army officers The president Tuesday night was the honor guest at a reception and dance given by Torres Bodet The American president and Ale man shook hands for about 2 hours with more than 2000 guests then sat down on a long divan to watch the dancing A broad smile marked Mr Tru mans face when the Mexican dance orchestra played the Mis souri Waltz And he payed rapt attention to La Bamba dancers in the long ballroom of the for eign ministry CHILDlATAlLY BURNED IN FIRE Farm Girl 6 Succumbs at Hospital in Cresco Wiedeman 6 daughter of Mr and Mrs Pau Wiedeman died early Wednesday morning at St Josephs hospital in Cresco from burns received in a fire which destroyed the farm home of the family 3 miles north of Ridgeway at 11 p m Tuesday The family had been away for the day had returned home late and were doing the chores when fire broke out in the home Before the child could be re moved to safety she was so badly burned that physicians were un able to save her She died at a m The Cresco fire department was called to help extinguish the flames The body was taken front the hospital to the Steine funeral home at Decorah Wholesale Food Prices Reach New High New York food prices have advanced to another lew high as of March 1 the Dun Bradstreet Inc index showed Wednesday The index of 31foods in general use reached 5677 the company re sorted an increase of 15 cents above the previous weeks mark of S662 itself a record high The figure compared with a peak last November of and a level a year ago Nineteen of the 31 foods showed ncreases while only 3 declined Offer Aid for Perfumes Washington war as ets administration Wednesday of ered for sale worth of oil hat can be used in making soap lerfume and cosmetics NEW OUTBREAK OF VIOLENCE IN HOLY LAND RIFT Bomb Blast Destroys Government Office Gunmen Rob Theater Jerusalem bomb explo sion destroyed a government as sessment office and a guardin gun emplacement in Haifa Wed nesday The fresh outbreak of violenc followed by a few hours a theate holdup in the heart of Jerusalem The explosive was planted in military car parked adjoining th government installations Guard saw the bomb a short time befor it went off and diverted traffi from the area A government an nouncement said there were n casualties Two private home were slightly damaged Haifa is the port from whic the British have been deportin uncertified Jewish immigrants t Cyprus Three men held up the cashie of a motion picture theater downtown Jerusalem shortly afte 9 a m and escaped with touching off a flurry of military activity Police said the robbers were young Jews armed with re volvers who drove up to the Orion theater in the heart of the modern Jewish quarter After the trip fled ths cashier telephoned police who gave or ders to sound sirens usually used to halt traffic in the event of an outbreak of violence by the Jew ish underground The all clear was sounded after about 20 minutes The Jerusalem high court mean while announced that it had re jected a plea for a writ of habeas corpus to prevent the deportation of 1378 uncertified Jewish immi grants who were seized aboard a refugee ship off the Palestine coast last week In rejecting the application the court held that the British high commissioner Lt Gen Sir Alan Cunningham was entitled to issue an omnibus deportation order in he interest of maintaining pub ic security without examining each deportee individually The ruling read by Chief Jus ice Sir William Fitzgerald over ruled the petitioners claim thai he refugees were being detained llegally and also denied that de portation ships used to transport he immigrants to Cyprus were prison ships The refugees in question arrived at Haifa last week aboard the mall steamer the Haim Arlosoroff by its passengers the vessel was intercepted off the coast by British destroy ers Of the wouldbe immigrants 40 already have been sent to Cyprus the government maintain ng that no accommodation was available for them in Palestine he remaining 838 were held aboard the British transport Ocean igour in Palestine waters pend ng a ruling on the habeas corpus pplication As a result of the ruling it was xpected the Ocean Vigour would ie ordered to sail for Cyprus im mediately lickenlooper Sees Vote riday on Lilienthal Washington lickenlooper h a i r m a n said Wednesday the senate atomic en rgy committee probably will vote n Friday whether to confirm the omination ofDavid E Lilienthal s chairman of the atomic energy ommission He said members still wanted to alk over several important mat ers with Lilienthal the 4 other ominees to the commission and arroll Wilson the general man ger and would hold another ses on with them Wednesday if the enate business permitted About a 3rd of the worlds man anese used as an alloy in fine eel comes from India Senate Committee Completes Bill to Increase Rents 10 Pholo oy Ernie Meyer 7 CATTLE DIE IN aerial view was taken at an intersection 5 miles south west of Hockwell where a Rock Island freight train collided with cattle truck driven by Lawrence Michaelis of New Richland Minn enroute to Chicago Others of the 19 head of cattle in the load fled over a wide area Several head of dead cattle can be observed at the left of the tracks near the center of the picture The truck was badly damaged and the driver suffered a broken shoulder and other injuries TRUCK DRIVER HURT IN WRECK 7 Head of Cattle Killed in TruckTrain Crash Michaelis 21 of New Richland Minn was in a hospital here Wednesday with a broken shoulder and other in juries following an accident Tues day in which his semitrailer going east crashed into the second boxcar of a northbound Rock Island freight train 3 miles south and 2 miles west of Rock well There were 19 head of cat le in the truck Seven head of cattle were killed outright and the others wandered off and some were still at large ate Tuesday afternoon Michaelis didnt remember any hing about the accident when questioned by officers Tuesday He told a sheriffs deputy he lad been driving for 2 days and 2 nights without sleep He ap peared to be dazed when ques ioned shortly after the accident and officers were of the opinion ie was asleep at the wheel In addition to his broken houlder his arm was cut and he lad numerous bruises The truck Dwned by the driver was de molished Michaelis works for the Vlurphy Transfer company of Hampton Officers of the Cerro Gordo ounty sheriffs office reported he view at the crossing in the direction from which the train vas coming is clear Measure Also Would Transfer Control From OPA to Courts Washington Ufi A senate banking subcommittee Wednesday completed a bill to boost rents It per cent and transfer rent control from OPA to the courts Subcommittee Chairman C Douglass Buck said the senate may raise the boost to 15 per cent The full banking com mittee will consider the measure Thursday Other congressional ments develop WAGES RAISED Increase Given for Assembly Line Work At a mass meeting of approxi mately 70 employes of the Stod a r d Manufacturing company uesday it was announced that veryone would receive a 5 cent n hour increase in wages and lat the overtime would not be ut In making the announcement Manager Bill Stoddard said this makes the minimum wage 75 cents n hour for men and 65 cents per our for women employed The ength of employment required or a one week paid vacation was ut from 3 to one year of service The increase in wages was ranted because the plant has arted its assembly line produc on of ice boxes refrigerators nd home freezers PRESIDENTIAL TENURE The senate debated a republican measure to limit presidents to 2 terms Indications were that it would pass L A B O com mittees heard 1 A CIO request that all pending union control bills be scrapped 2 An NAM request that most of them be en strengthened form And 3 A rival rail labor leaders re quest for enforcement of democra cy in unions SUBVERSIVES Rep Sam Hobbs said the govern ment should be compelled to in vestigate the loyalty of all em ployes He would penalize officials airing disloyal persons as well as ihe subversives Frank A Barrett said American wool growers were in danger of losing he American market to a British wool monopoly He asked protec ive legislation INVESTIGATION The senate oted S150000 to its war investi gating committee to finance an inquiry into World war II profi teering Bulganin Is Appointed Russian Deputy Premier London A Bul ganin newly appointed successor to Prime Minister Stalin as head of the soviet armed forces has been named one of Russias dep uty premiers the Moscow radio announced Wednesday night Bulganin a general of the soviet army took over Prime Minister Stalins portfolio as minister of the Russian armed forces Monday His new appointment put him in the No 2 spot in Russias po litical hierarchy and possibly marked him as heir apparent for the aging Stalins job Deer Killed by Car Sioux City J Hall of Elk Point S Dak said he killed a 200pound deer when it jumped in front of his automobile just north of here Tuesday US and Canadian Watchers Will Man Continents Far North Blind Spot ftrr 1TT TrtW V A V 1 By ELTON C FAY Washington uninhab ited rim of the North American continent a vast blind spot for weathermen and military strate gists soon will be manned by watchers of and Canada the United States The project officially disclosed in Ottawa and Washington in volves the joint establishment of S new weather stations in Can adian territory It is part of the recently an nounced plan to continue the war time collaboration of the 2 na tions by exchanging information personnel and facilities for peace time joint security purposes At least 2 of the new stations will be in the far north one on Ellsmere Island 600 miles from the north pole another to the westward on Melville island These with the other outposts in the chain to the southward will fill in a blank area between weather stations maintained by the United States In Alaska and one at Thule in Greenland The Ellsmere and Melville is land stations are expected to be completed and manned this sum mer Officials of the 2 governments confined their public announce ment Tuesday to the advantages of improving the weather report ing system But strategists noted the military value of constantly manned installations athwart the air routes over the polar cap An inkling of the extensive weather and general air recon naissance already attempted in the north was given recently when a United States army air force B29 based in Alaska was forced down in Greenland AAF officers said Wednesday they understand the air force will fly in much of the material and men needed for building the new stations but that Americans who man the jointly controlled instal lations probably will be from the United States geodetic service Some of the first material sent to the remote spots the AFF of ficers said probably will be dropped by parachute C D Howe Canadian recon struction minister told parliament Tuesday that it is hoped the new system will facilitate exchange of weather information with Russia and other neighboring countries in the north when opssible During the war the United States used weather reports from Russia particularly thoes on storm movements from Siberia which eventually reached such areas as the Aleutians and Alaska from which American air and naval forces were operating against the Japanese Because Russia until the closing days of the war was neutral in the conflict with Japan the American use of Russian weather reports was kept off the record PHONE COMPANY REJECTS OFFER Strike Ballots Sent to 155 Locals of Union i Omaha President Roy S Anderson of the North western Union of Telephone Workers said Tuesday strike bal lots were being sent to approx imately 155 locals of the union fol lowing rejection of union contract demands by Northewstern Bell Telephone company Anderson said that the com panys counter proposals pre sented verbally in talks between company and union representa tives last week constituted re jection of union demands includ ing those for a closed shop where not otherwise an across the board wage boost of a week reclassification of towns in the 5state area for wagedetermining purposes and various improvements in working conditions The unions membership covers an estimated 16000 Bell employes in Nebraska Iowa Minnesota and the Dakotas District Manager C D Gietzen of the telephone firm had no com ment Anderson said results of election would be known the by March 20 and an affirmative vote would authorize union officers to call a strike if one were deemed necessary Wage talks probably ivill be resumed next week how ever after recessing last Friday By then the union will have pre pared its reply to company coun erproposals the union spokes man said VIrs Meredith Willson fs Granted Divorce Los Angeles 26year marriage of Music Composer Conductor Meredith Willson and Mrs Elizabeth Willson has dis solved She was granted a divorce Tuesday on allegations of cruelty testifying that her husband re mained away from home without explanation He was forever going on trips and I wouldnt hear from him for days at a time she testified Superior Judge Thurmond Clarke approved a property settle ment whereby she will receive approximately 25 per cent of his earnings a Beverly Hills resi dence in insurance and some securities They were married in Albert ea Minn after an elopement rom their former home in Mason City Iowa SAME IVhllt Ut no tratflo deilh la tat 24 hour SEES HOPE FOR AUSTRIA PACT AT CONFERENCE Secretary Extremely Doubtful Treaty for Germany Can Be Written Washington fP Secretary of State Marshall left Wednesday for the Big Four foreign ministers conference in Moscow The secretary left for tbe mo mentous conference expressing hope the foreign ministers could write a peace treaty for Austria But he said it is extremely doubtful that a German treaty could be completes We recognize the negotiations at Moscow will be extremely dif ficult and their consequences mo mentous he said in a statement dictated to reporters before his plane took off at a m Marshall was accompanied by Benjamin B Cohen state depart ment councilor and Charles E Chip Bohlen Russian expert and interpreter A second plane carried several top advisors including John Fos ter Dulles republican foreign af fairs expert Aboard a 3rd plane in the party were 11 and radio corres pondents Marshall told reporters that deputies of the Big Four foreign ministers already had made prog ress in drawing up a treaty for Austria but he said the situation on the German pact is quite dif ferent Still at issue he emphasized are the great fundamentals which will serve as a basis for a German treaty draft The secretary planned io stop Thursday in Paris for an over night visit with President Vincent Auriol of France This will Rive him an opportunity to get French views on many issues involviag the future of Germany From Paris he arranged to go to Berlin for a conference with U S occupation authorities He is scheduled to stay there Friday night and possibly Saturday This would put him in Moscow one day ahead of the first formal meeting with the foreign ministers of France Russia and Great Brit ain next Monday With the problem of peace terms for Germany and Austria demanding his immediate atten tidn at the Big 4 foreign ministers conference Marshall left for Pres ident Truman the momentous for eign policy decision on how far America shall go in upholding nations it believes are peace lov ing and intend to follow the demo cratic way of life Warbroken Greece presented the immediate to pit American dollars against Russian communism now that Britain no longer is able to bolster that coun trys tottering regime Marshall himself termed the D r o b 1 e m transcendent and Greece in her plea for help said she must have it to survive The crisis boiled up at a time that seemed to weaken the soldier diplomats hand at almost the last minute Nor was a sudden new succes sion of congressional blasts at soviet actions and intentions cal culated by diplomatic authorities icre to make the cabinet officers task any easier when he meets Russian Foreign Minister Molotov across the Big 4 conference table next Monday There the problems of repara ions boundaries and a unified Serman fraught with ong range implications for the whole continent of confront Marshall with one of the sternest tests of his career The flurry of criticism directed it Russia in the house Tuesday wrought demands for an end to his countrys coddling policy and for economic sanctions in the form of a ban onall American exports to the soviet union Rep Bradley chair man of the merchant marine com mittee which has been inquiring into the transfer of 95 American ships to Russia during the war introduced a bill to clamp on the export embargo because he said Russia has not even deigned to ive us the courtesy of a reply as to her intentions concerning the ships The ban would apply until a satisfactory settlement waa reached Bradley said Quarantine Transport Shanghai U S army ransport Marine Lynx inbound from San Francisco and Honolulu with 946 passengers was quaran ined Wednesday in Shanghai har bor because of an outbreak of smallpox on board The passen ger list of which 410 were bound or Shanghai and 536 for Hong Kong and Manila includes a large number of missionaries   

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