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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 22, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                AICNIVII NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIORS HOME EDITION uiinr VOL Lm AnoctoM fnu UnlM Full Lewd copyl MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY Z2 Paper Consists of Two Ont flu TRUMAN SIGNS GREEKTURKEY AID 28 WHITE MEN ARE FREED IN LYNCHING CASE Mixed Reaction Greets Blanket Acquittal in South Carolina Town Greenville S Car Mixei reaction Thursday greeted the ac quittal of 28 white men in thi lynching of a South Carolim Negro with outspoken jubilation from many and curtlyspoken dis appointment from others The defendants were acquiitei Wednesdaynight on all counts o a murder and conspiracy indict ment for the lynchslaying of Wit lie Earle Twentysix of the defendants were taxidrivers and several o these were back at work Thurs day hauling the public One o them was Roosevelt Carlos Kurd Sr who was accused during the trial as a ring leader Hurd re fused comment Greenville itself was drowsily quiet There was no evident sur prise for no white man has been convicted in South Carolina for slaying a Negro for nearly a cen tury One eminent lawyer whose firm had declined to represent the de fendants said a majority felt sat isfaction with the acquittal but observed There are a number of us who feel profound shame Circuit Judge J Robert Martin disclosed he had received some letters and telegrams concerning the trial But declined to make them public I think he said this is an appropriate point for me to withdraw from tiiis case One significant reaction came from a highlyplaced official who declined quotation by name He said You would not have gotten any different verdict anywhere south of the MasonDixon line except perhaps from a bluerib bon The verdicts were returned In Greenville countys stifling court room after a 9day trial unprece dented in southern history The state had demanded hut not the alleged murderers of Willie Earle who was taken from Pickens county jail before dawnFeb 11 and lynched in reprisal for the stab Mug of a white taxi driver Agents of the federal bureau of investigation and local and state police moved quickly into the case and within 24 hours hadincrim inating statements from selfac knowledged members of the mob Eventually 26 defendants signed unsworn statements admitting to police that they had helped to take the Negro to an old slaughter pen where he was bludgeoned slashed and shot to death A county grand jury indicted 31 men for murder conspiracy to commit murder and of being ac cessories both before and after the fact All were brought to trial in Greenville criminal court Three won directed verdicts of acCjuital The defense offered no witnes ses or testimony and no defendant took the stand Referring to the alleged stabbing of which the Negro was accused Defense At torney John B Culbertson had shouted Willie Earle is dead and I wish more like him were dead Truck Drivers Honor Picket Lines at Ford Detroit spokesman for the Ford Motor company said Thursday that AFL truckdrivers had refused to cross picket lines established by the 3800 striking foremen members of the Inde pent Foremens Association of America The truck drivers supply Ford with parts from other Detroit area plants and their refusal to cross picket lines threatened pro duction at the 3 plants where the foremen are on strike The foremen quit Wednesday to back demands for a liberalized contract granting exclusive col lective bargaining rights to the FAA However the walkout had little immediate effect at the Ford River Rouge plant where Ford and Mercury passenger car production was up slightly Wed nesday The Mercury assembly line was shut down Thursday however because of a layoff of 5000 work ers at 2 Detroit Murray body plants which makes Mercury body parts Ford officials conceded that the foremens strike had slowed pro duction at the River Rouge steel plant which processes about half of the steel used at the Rouge to make parts for assembly units throughout the country Bureau Sees Retail Food Price Decline Washington bureau o agricultural economics is standing firm on its earlier forecasts tha retail food prices will declim somewhat during the summer and fall In a review of the national food situation issued Thursday the bu reau said foods likely to become cheaper include evaporated milk cheese most fresh and processei fruits and vegetables fish an cereal products The agency said retail prices of butter fluid milk and cream po tatoes and canned citrus products may remain substantially un changed Meat prices the bureau said are likely to advance within the next few months but decline again in the fall The price of su gar it added may go up in the fall Price control on sugar wil expire Oct 31 unless extended by congress The bureau said that stocks of sugar at that time are usually fact which it said would exert an upward pressure on prices if controls expire The outlook by major foods in cluded the fall and winter supplies are expected to be as large or larger than in the latter part of 1946 when production was xceptionally high Some decline m prices is anticipated this fall It general business activity declines his summer or fall meat prices would drop much more than sea sonally Poultry and of a sharp reduction in production this year prices are not expected to hange much even if a decline in susiness activity should reduce demand Dairy sup jlies of most dairy products will e plentiful during the late spring and summer but prices will con inue high A much larger propor tion of milk supplies is going into manufactured products this year than in the past several years Fats and of food ats and oils are likely to be low er in the fall because of increased supplies and the possibility of some reduction in consumer de mand general outlook for ruit supplies is very good this of most fresh this summer may be moderately higher than those for a year earlier because production s lower will get be ween 85 and 90 pounds of sugar er capita this year compared vith 75 last year Food sup ilies of grains with the exception f rye and barley will be large nough to fill all domestic de mands and provide about as much or export as from last years rops Firemen Make ood Use of 7ire Chasers Tipton many years vithout success volunteer fire men have attempted to discour ge motorists from following the ire truck Tuesday night they made good se of the chasers The fire siren sounded at 7 p i and the fire truck raced to the Cedar county fair grounds Ap jroximately 100 cars followed the ruck into the grounds When all were inside the gates closed and the motorists in tructed to drive onto the race track and circle it 20 times The result A solidly packed jack for the midget auto races o be held Sunday sponsored by fire department Weather Report FORECAST lason City Mostly cloudy with occasional showers ending Thursday night Cooler Thurs day night Friday clearing and cool Low Thursday night 3842 owa Cloudy with occasional showers in southeast and ex treme east portions Thursday night Cooler entire state Thurs day night Friday clearing and rather cool Low Thursday night 38 northwest to 45 south east High Friday 6568 iinnesota Occasional rains Thursday afternoon Cloudy and cool Thursday night with oc casional rains northeast portion Generally fair with slowly ris ing temperatures Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or 24 hour period ending at 8 clock Thursday morning Maximum 68 Minimum 49 At 8 a m Thursday 56 Precipitation 73 fEAR AGO Maximum 72 Minimum 47 WHITNEY SEES NO RAIL STRIKE FOR 6 MONTHS Believes Bargaining to Result in Rift or Settlement by Nov 1 Washington big un ions prepared Thursday to bar gain out their demands on the rail roads under procedure which will delay any strike showdown for perhaps 6 months A F Whitney president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Train men told 1 The railroad labor organiza tions feel they have a Jegal right to call a quickie strike any time after do not plan to do anything of the sort 2 He believes his union and 4 others allied with it will agree to start from scratch under the timeconsuming railway labor act in their new negotiations for changes in 44 working rules 3 He thinks this shouldresult in a settlement or a breakdown of negotiations by Nov 1 Whitneys statement at a com bined dinner and news conference Wednesday night jibed with the stand of Alvanley Johnston who said the same thing in Cleveland regarding his Brotherhood of Lo comotive Engineers Twenty other rail unions will follow these legal procedures as a matter of course There had been some doubt in the case of the trainmen and en gineers growing out of their 48 hour strike a year ago this week At that time the two unions had gone through all the steps re quired under the law had taken strike votes and gone on strike May 2 The strike was brokerr by Presi dent Truman when he threatened to use the army toenforcehis terms which were A pay raise of 18i cents an hour but no changes in working rules for one year The year ends Sunday May 24 The trainmen and engineers have never cancelled the strike votes and they took the position that when the year was up they had a right to pick up where they left off But Whitney said the 2 unions have never called a quickie strike and dont plan to now That they had never struck at all until ast year and that the failureto cancel the strike votes doesnt mean we will be hasty in using hem AP WirephotA HAND Stassen left with his wife beside him shakes hands with Ben F Nichols of Nichols Iowa at a reception at the Jefferson Country club before his speechat the American Legion celebration Wednesday Nichols is grand chef de gare of the Iowa 40 8 Other man is unidentified X i Secretary Anderson Sees Sugar Ration End Before Oct 31 Chicago UR Continued im provement in the sugar situation nay mean an end to rationing be ore Oct 31 says Secretary of Ag iculture Clinton P Anderson There has been a very substan ial improvement already An derson told a conference Wednesday and if the condition ontinues there is no reason ra ioning could not be ended by Oct or some other date just as con venient Planters Peanuts Founder Dies WllkesBarre Pa Obici 69 founder and president f the Planters Nut and Choco ate Co of Suffolk Va died Wednesday night MAN FINED FOR HOG NUISANCE Fenton Mayor Acts on Neighbors Complaints almost the en tire town awaiting the verdict Mayor Frank Behne Wednesday night found Oliver Stoeber guilty of maintaining a nuisance by keeping hogs on his premises in the town limits and assessed a fine The council had been informed that Stoeber kept 3 sows and 23 pigs on his property complaints being made by neighbors The council issued an order to Stoeber to remove the pigs by May 15 Stoeber failed to do this and the trial followed Stoeber put up a 100 bond and will appeal the case to the district court which convenes in the fall Stassen Turns Attention to Wisconsin After Iowa Visit Job Had Nothing on This Family Columbia Pa side in cidents were more serious than the fire which destroyed the barn on the farm of Stoner Seitz After lightning struck the barn Wednesday night the family couldnt call the fire department because the telephone went out of order Hertzs daughter Esther 26 tugged on a rope to toll the dinner bell atop the farmhouse to sound an alarm The rope broke Miss Seitz then climbed to the roof to work the bell by hand She fell 30 feet to the ground suffer ing a leg stitches Fireman wound requiring 6 William Studenrath Tell from a fire truck enroute to the scene injuring his right leg Farmer Seitz was hurt when water from the firefighters hose lines cascaded down the barn roof There were 20 vessels named he Mayflower registered in the British Isles in 1620 Advocates Foreign Aid Program at Jefferson Legion Celebration Jefferson E Stas sen a candidate for the 1948 re publican presidential nomination after meeting with Iowa party leaders Thursday turned his ai terition to Wisconsin where h saia he willseekdelegates to thr GOP national convention in th states presidential primaries nex April Preliminary to his campaign in Wisconsin the former Minnesota governor planned a meeting Fri day with a group of weekly news paper editors at Milwaukee Stassen said he had not yet de cided whether he would enter the presidential primaries in Ne braska Wednesday he met with members of the Iowa republican central committee and other party leaders who came here for his first major address on world pol icy in which he recommended a 10 year program of production for peace Stassen who recently returnee from a tour of Europe was Jef fersons guest at an American Le gion day celebration which em phasized a United Nations theme and state police estimated a crowd of 7500 heard his ad dress Wednesday night Stassen urged the United States to devote 10 per cent of its goods and food production for the next 10 years to build for world wide peace and plenty and freedom Jefferson business houses and schools took a holiday to welcome Mr and Mrs Stassen and to ob serve the day in carnival spirit State Senator Daniel S Feidt of Minneapolis who was traveling with the former Minnesota gov ernor described his appearance as the beginning of the Stassen plat form campaign for nominating delegates During the busy schedule that had been worked out for him Loren Grout Photo LIGHTNING STRIKES BARN Lightning struck a barn on the Nate Lapiner farm on route 3 southeast of Mason City shortly before midnight Wednesday Fire completely destroyed the barn The farm is operated by H E Rasmus Four calves and 2 dogs per ished in the fire Stassen arranged meetings at the Lincoln hotel with members of the state republican central com mittee who were present and with representatives of various veter ans organizations Governor Robert D Blue ar rived during the afternoon and introduced Stassen from the bal cony of the courthouse Among those on hand to ob serve the occasion were Harrison E Spangler of Cedar Rapids re publican national committeeman and Willis B York of Madrid chairman of the state central com mittee All county chairmen had been invited and Guy C Richardson chairman of the Green county or ganization said 71 of them were present In the afternoon Mr and Mrs Stassen went to the Womens club for a getacquainted meeting with members of the Iowa Womens Republican organization and later had dinner at the Jefferson Coun try club Numerous legislators district court judges and appointive state officials attended the dinner Stassen began the day with a press conference and after lunch rode with Mrs Stassen near the head of a long parade which glittered with representations of the United Nations theme Mary Ann Edwards 17 year old Jefferson high school student was chosen from 8 contestants as queen of the day and was crowned Miss United Nations Little Red Book Reveals Fathers Thoughts on D Day Chicago Memorial lospital is keeping a record of what prospective fathers think about on D for delivery day There is a little red book in the maternity ward waiting room the hospital calls it the Stork club in which many of the nerv ous expectant fathers have writ en a few lines The hospital disclosed some of he entries Ive waited and Ive sweated and brother shes a doll Well fellas my wife beat you all Came in last and produced iist Weve got a potential football Iaycr Watch for his name The future Powers model of 966 and the Miss America of 964 I thank God I was born a man not a woman Wow What a surprise Twin girls There was one double entry he heading Jan 5 1946 was rossed out and June 5 substi uted An arrow points to the cor ection With a note reading The addy was slightly excited The Mama SAME White flag no truffle death in past 4 hour period Senate Sets Vote on Delay for Tax Bill Washington senate agreed Thursday to vote at 2 p m CST Monday on a motion to postpone action on the 000000 income tax cutting bill until June 10 The senate gave unanimous con sent to the request made by Sena tor Millikln floor man ager of the bill Senator George author of the postponement motion said the voting time was satisfactory to him Democratic senators were wheeling up their heaviest artil lery to put the George motion over Republicans admitted the outcome will be close Senator Byrd support ing Georges motion advocated a bipartisan economy program par alleling the bipartisan foreign policy Be declared that America can fulfill its international commit ments only by keeping strong al home by preserving our fiscal solvency and productive capacity by safeguarding our ability to fi nance our obligations without crushing taxation As important as tax reduction is the Virginian said our fiscal solvency is more important and that requires a soundly balanced budget which must be kept in balance and a reasonable payment on the public debt Like George Byrd declared that a reduction in federal expendi tures furnishes the only sound basis for tax cuts RIP UP HIGHWAY TO FIND BODY Investigate New Clue in Missing Girl Case Ft Atkinson Wis road construction crew was ordered to tear up a section of U S highway 12 Thursday to check whether the body of 8yearold Georgia Jean Weckler lies buried beneath the macadam pavement District Attorney Francis Garity said he seriously doubted that the workmen would find anything but we want to make certain were not overlooking any possi bilities The road crew was instructed to rip out a short strip of macadam which was laid alongside the main slab since the girl disappeared May 1 The spot is located a half mile from the lane which leads to the farm home owned by the girls father welltodo George Weck ler Georgia Jean is believed to have been kidnapped by a sex fiend as she walked down the lane on her way home from school A La Crosse Wis truck driver told authorities that at 2 a m on May 2 about 10 hours after the girl disappeared he saw a man digging a gravelike hole in the road shoulder A car was parked nearby Investigators visited the spot with the truck driver Wednesday but found that a new macadam strip had been laid over the shoul der since that time Fight Horde of Crickets in Oregon Fendleton Ore Men women and children equipped with sticks stones and poison ait fought Thursday to halt a lorde of mormon crickets spread ng eastward over 500square miles of fertileOregon farmlands The crickets covered Sherman illiam and Morrow counties and were approaching the Umatilia ounty line The line of march roughly paralleled the Columbia river Five weapons carriers loaned jy the army were pressed into service by federal and county au horities to spread poison bait composed of sawdust bran and sodium silicate The weapons carriers moved along the 8mile cricket front near he Umatilia county line spread ng the poison by blowers that hurled the mixture over a 60foot radius About 10 to 20 pounds of he poison was used to an acre The crickets who ate the poison did not die immediately author ties said but lived on for 24 hours The poison however was expected to halt or at least slow down the advance Most of the plague area is angeland although there has een some damage to wheat crops and alfalfa fields Mount Etna a 10100foot Sieil an volcano is always fuming and s violent frequently FOREIGN RELIEF MEASURE NEXT FOR APPROVAL Says Program Proof of This Nations Peace Desire Washington Truman signed into law Thursday the program to shore up Greece and Turkey against communism and called it proof of this nations earnest desire lor peace The chief executives action on the No 1 foreign policy measure in a ceremony at Kansas CUT placed a foreign re lief bill next in line for his signa ture This will provide food and succor for the liberated peoples In Trieste Italy Greece Hungary Austria Poland and China Off to a flying start on capitol hill is still another foreign policy measure It would give the ad ministration authority to continue telling the people of other lands about this country through an in formation and educational service which would preserve the radio Voice of America In signing the GreekTurkish aid measure Mr Truman declared that the assistance to the 2 coun tries is evidence not only tna we pledge out support to the United Nations but that wed act to sup port it He said the bills over whelming passage is proof that the United Slates earnestly de sires peace and is willing to make a vigorous effort to create condi tions of peace Newly and unanimously ap proved by the house foreign af fairs committee is a measure to permit the state department to continue to operate an information and educational program in for eign countries Committee approval of that measure came little more than an hour after congress completed ac tion on the relief program by accepting a joint com mittees recommendations broad ening terms of the bill as it passed the house As now drafted the new infor mation measure would set up an office of information and educa tional exchange in the state de partment to replace the office of international information and cul tural affairs which has existed un der an executive order It would permit the department to continue to operate the Voice of America but would direct the secretary of state wherever pos sible to utilize private agencies to carry out the objectives of the program The Voice of America programs are broadcast in Russian and 25 other languages The measure would require FBI screening of all present and future employes of the information agen cy to make certain of their loyalty to this country Eep Mundt RS author of the measure said he will go before the house rules committee Friday or Monday to seek its clearance to the floor He ex pressed doubt however that ac tioncould be obtained before the first week in June because of the press of other business Separate bills will be needed to provide actual funds for full op eration of the GreekTurkish re lief and information programs The state department asked for more than 531000000 to carry on the information and cultural program but the most commonly mentioned sum likely to be voted is 36000000 Beyond an impending army re quest for to aid Korea administration officials have pre dicted no further foreign spending requests this year Rainy and Cooler in Western Northern Iowa DCS Moines was rainy and cooler in western and north ern Iowa Thursday morning but emperatures were in the neigh borhood of the 70s in the eastern 5art of the state Although Council Bluffs had a reading of only 51 at midmorn ng it was 70 at Burlington at the same hour Wednesdays high was 79 at Spencer and the low was 48 at Mason City Showers fell at numerous points Wednesday and Wednesday night Heaviest fall reported by the weather bureau was 70 of an inch at Atlantic Other precipitation Estherville 16 Inwood 49 Spencer 38 Clarion 32 Creston 38 DCS Moines 14 Council Bluffs 66 Charles City 46 De corah 42 Mason City 51 Forest City 58 Ottumwa 11 Refrigerators to Eskimos Chicago UR Admiral Corp mnounced Thursday that its Fairbanks Alaska agency has sold a dozen refrigerators to Eskimos   

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