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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 26, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME M itf MY AMI ARCHIVE u THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LEO Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 26 1947 This Paper Consists ot Two One No if One Man s Opinion A Eadio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO ttiun CUT sundu WTAD qulncj 111 Man esw p in WO1 Amu Ticidtr llsttt WSUL low City Thnndir p Lets Not Sell Our TeenAgers Short IN the past 2 weeks Ive had an experience that I wish might come to all of my friends who have a tendency to look askance at what we wrap up in a pack age and refer to as the rising generation Ive had the privilege of talk ing to 7 high school graduating classes On the program Ive been listed as the commencement speaker Its been a stimulating experience one which I suspect has benefited me more than it has the youngsters who werent Riven any choice They had to listen to me The net effect of the experi ence has been to fortify me in my resolve never again to sell Amer ican youth short I can report to you that in this years class of high school graduates there is no spirit of defeatism Rather its an eagerness to get to the next job ahead THIS resolve never to sell our youngsters short was made or you do to a re 3 years ago during my mission as war correspondent in the European theater While never what could be called a baiter of youth or even a doubter I did have some faint misgivings as to whether these lads of ours reared in a greater climate of comfort and conven ience than I had known in my own youth could take it when the discomforts and the dangers of war made going tough What I saw at close range in both Britain and France left trie with an unswerving conviction that the average American boy in uniform in this last war was the greatest lighting man known to history bar none I SAW these lads of ours clump ing about on canes or crutch es in the convalescent ward of a great general hospital near Ox ford I saw them againstthe white sheets in the bed wards of that hospital I saw them on the op erating tables I saw them climb into fighter or bombing planes in the cold gray dawn and zoom down the on another mission over Target Germany Ive seen them return later in the day with planes damaged others missing Ive seen the wounded carried from their planes and rushed to the base hospital These many others me that whatever misgivings I might have harbored about the toughfibre and the character of these youngsters and others like them coming along in our high schools were totally without basis They could take it they did THE 1947 graduate obviously is moving into a world with an uncertain future Who knows what lies ahead Who knows for example whether atomic energy is going to be used for mans good or mans destruction To the timid soul the outlook has its terrifying aspects But not to the typical graduate Maybe its just plain cockiness but this typical graduate has a wellde fined notion that hes going to be able to do ever so much better job running the affairs of man than those now in charge Perhaps this isnt true Maybe the new management of world affairs will go on making the same old mistakes I frankly dont know about that But I do know that if the new crop of graduates were coming to its assignment in an attitude ol fear and trembling the chances of dealing effectively with the problems bequeathed to them by their elders would be just about nil SINCE the beginning of time I suspect the adult generation has found much about which to be concerned in its youth prob lem Most of us who are doing the worrying today have forgot ten that they themselves were once the object of a like concern in their elders In this Im not thinking about the bad juvenile de our youth past or present Im approaching the subject in its broad outlines Im thinking of normal youngsters who with their normal behavior cause concern in their elders And my conclusion is that this gap between our teenagers and their elders today as in times past results from the fact that times and customs are ever chang ing THERE should be a realistic facing up to this fact on the part of both the youngsters and their elders It will help if each attempts to get the others point of view Parents wont be listed as old fogies and there will be less of fear that our youngsters are going to the dogs It must be recognized that CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 HEMISPHERE DEFENSE URGED ANDERSON ASKS WORLD MEETING ON GRAIN SETUP International Council Head Warns Food Stocks Are at Lowest Ebb Washington of Agriculture Clinton P Anderson proposed Monday that a world grain conference be held in Eur ope by midJuly to insure that the world next year will not be faced with a food crisis as grave as the present one His proposal was placed before the international emergency food council as it convened for its 4th meeting on world feeding prob lems The council was told that food shortages overseas are so despe rate that the United States and other producing countries will have to ship almost 8000000 tons of grain this summer tomaintain even the low rations which al ready have touched off food riots in some areas SecretaryGeneral D A Fitz jerald warning that world food stocks are at the lowest ebb and that Europe and Asia face another year of hunger urged prompt council action on Andersons sug estion Anderson said the proposed j conference should concentrate on i Explaining the urgent need or conserving domestic food sup plies in shortage countries and 2 Discussing and adopting pro grams to insure maximum collec ion and orderly distribution of nativegrown foods He said that even if the United States and other surplus grain producing countries increase ex jorts to record levels next year critical shortages cannot be pre vented next spring and summer unless importing countries gen erally are able to collect and dis tribute more of their own food crops Anderson said 20000000 tons of ood would have to be exported next year to offset prospective de clines in western European grain roduction alone He reported that he U S export program for the current crop year totals nearly 15000000 tons SecretaryGeneral D A Fitz gerald said in a report to the coun cil that world food stocks are at he lowest ebb and that Europe and Asia face another year of food shortages The cumulative effect of these shortages he said is becoming more and more serious People are protesting more and more about the continued food shortages In some instances the protests have reached the stage of violence and rioting Fitzgerald disclosed that the committee on cereals is faced with the task of recommending that nearly 8000000 tons of grains be shipped to hungry countries dur ing July August and September with the United States and Can ada being called on to supply the maximum quantity that can be anticipated from them In perhaps a dozen countries Fitzgerald said there is grave doubt that available supplies of basic foods will bridge the gap between now and harvest time In Czechoslovakia Denmark and Sweden the situation is so tight that a delay of one week in the harvest could have disastrous re sults he said His report gave the lions share of praise to the United States saying that but for its record breaking shipments breakdowns of distribution would have taken place much earlier in many im porting countries Arrest Former Officer for Selling Coins Los Angeles arrest of William Kenrick Evans 36 for mer army lieutenantcolonel on charges of appropriating and sell ing for about a supply of gold coins confiscated from Japanese on Formosa was an nounced Monday by U S Attor ney James M Carter Carter said the case would be submitted to a federal grand jury June 4 He said Evans denied selling the 2000 coins contending that he turned them over to Chinese mili tary authorities Evans was a member of the first advance party which went into Formosa at the end of the war Evans was arrested at his Santa Barbara home and arraigned be fore Commissioner J V Wood there Monday morning He was bound over for action by the Los Angeles federal grand jury The U S attorney gave this summary of the case Evans received from the Japa neses 8 boxes containing gold coins Four of them reached Chi nese authorities safely The re mainder consisting of the 2000 weighing about an ounce and about the size of a U S Nine tyseven per cent have since been recovered from Shanghai banks and gold merchants Carter said Evans is accused of embezzlement from the United States and allied powers but that the charges do not allege that he brought either the unlocated coins or any proceeds into this country Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Generally fair and continued cool Monday night and Tuesday Low Monday night 3842 High Tuesday near 65 Iowa Generally fair and contin ued cool Monday night and Tuesday Low Monday night 38 42 north 4244 south High Tuesday 6466 Minnesota Generally fair and continued cool Monday night and Tuesday Heavy frost and freezing temperatures north por tion Scattered frost south por tion Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 77 Minimum 37 At 8 a m Monday 46 Precipitation 05 YEAR AGO Maximum 65 Minimum 37 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 63 Minimum 45 At 8 a m Sunday 58 YEAR AGO Maximum 61 Minimum 45 SN FOX TRIAL IN NOVEMBER Des Moines N Fox Mason City shoe dealer under in dictment on a federal income tax evasion charge pleaded innocent Monday before Federal Judge Charles A Dewey Trial was set for the November term of court Fox is accused of failure to pay tax on more than of in come which the government says he received from 1941 to 1944 in clusive Clark Says Russians Giving Extra Food to Austrian Reds New York Mark Clark back from Europe to become 6th army commander Sunday night accused Russia of not cooperat ing in Austrian rehabilitation and said the Soviets fostered com munism in their zone by giving communists more food and higher wages Clark former commander of the American forces in Austria returned from Europe Friday He spoke Sunday night on a CBS radio program We the As far as the attitude of the Austrian people is concerned free elections held throughout the na tion resulted in an overwhelming vote against soviet influence Clark said But since the first election in the soviet zone extra food higher wages and better rations have been given to Austrian workers who joined the communist party The general said the U S Rus sia France and Britain had agreed their occupying armies were not to subsist off the land Despite my personal repealed protest Io the soviet high commis sioner the soviet occupation forces to their p 1 e d g seized Austrian farm products and livestock and other Austrian re sources and even exorted sur pluses above their own needs Clark said These acts increased the bur den of UNRRA and indirectly the burden of the American taxpayer who was the principal contributor to UNRRA As a result the Aus trian people have existed on a starvation diet The general said that his pro tests over seizure of industries foodstuffs and of the Danube river and its shipping facilities in the soviet zone brought the Russian answer that its accord ing to the Potsdam agreement FBI Protects Negro After Escape From Mob Raleigh N Car young Negro who outran almost certain death at the hands of a white lynch mob and then hid without food for 48 hours in the dense pine forests of northeastern North Carolina was in state prison Mon day after giving himself up to the protective custody of the FBI In the predawn hours of last Friday morning an armed masked band of men seized Negro Godwin Buddy Bush 24 with the Northampton county jail in Jackson where he was being held on charges of attempting to rape a young married white woman They carried him to one of 4 waiting automobiles Bush gam bled wrenched himself free and fled into the protective darkness A mob member fired one shot and missed Late Sunday after some 75 law enforcement officers had spent 2 days combing the woods for Bush AP Wlrcphoto ESCAPES LYNCH Buddy Bush 24year old Negro right poses with Warden Hugh Wilson of Central prison Raleigh N Car after he was placed in the state prison for safekeeping Senate Republicans Defeat Moveto Delay Tax Cut Action SEEK MAN FOR RAPING GIRL 6 Milwaukee Police Force in Intensive Manhunt Milwaukee 6 year old girl badly beaten raped and gagged sent the citys entire de tective force on an intensive man hunt Sunday night for the perpe trator of the crime described by Lt Rudolph Glaser as the most brutal he had encountered in his years on the police force Glaser said the child apparent ly lured into a garage by an offer of candy suffered a fractured skull and was found on a cinder pile in the bloodspattered build ing Pieces of candy were found nearby The girl was described as in critical condition The day detective force was called out to aid the night staff in a close search of the area and in boarding streetcars to observe passengers and question motor men about any suspicious persons seen in the neighborhood Glaser said he had received a report that a person with blood stained clothing had run from the garage and boarded a streetcar MOTHER TRUMAN CLINGS TO LIFE President Amazed at Vitality of Mother Grandview Mo Truman expressed amazement Monday over his mothers vitality as she still clung to life Mrs Martha E Truman has been growing weaker steadily at her rural home here The president speaking at near oy Kansas City where he spent the night told reporters at 6 a m Theres no change this morn ing I talked to my sister shes just about the same Amazing vi tality After his tall with Miss Mary Jane Truman the president went for a brisk 20minute walk re turning to his hotel at to have breakfast before driving here to his mothers home as he has done every morning since he flew here May 17 President Truman remember ing the days when she nursed him through the illnesses of childhood remained in constant touch with his mother It was simply a question of how long the tired and weak heart of the 94 year old woman could car ry on Way Is Cleared for Passage of Measure Sometime This Week BULLETIN Washington re publicans Monday defeated a democratic move to delay action on the income tax reduction bill until June 10 This cleared the way for senate passage of the measure in a few days Washington IP The 000000 tax cut bill reached its first road block Monday with re publicans confident they can blow the obstruction out of the way and pass the measure this week A vote was set for Monday afternoon on a dcmocrhatic motion to postpone senate consideration of the housepassed legislation un til June date minority party members contend a clearer picture of budget cuts will be available Republican leaders claimed the votes to beat the motion even though they might lose the support of 2 or 3 on their side Senator George author of the de ferment proposal was less confi dent but he expressed belief the democrats with the possible ex ception of Senator ODaniel Tex would back him solidly Counting a few absentees among the democrats they would need 4 or 5 republicans to put off consid eration until next month Senator Taft chairman of the senate republican policy committee voiced a radio appeal for speedy passage of the measure Sunday night If the bill is not passed now the Ohio senator said it will be too late to put in the reduction on July 1 because new tax withhold ing tables have to be furnished to all employers Taft also disputed democratic reasoning behind the delay mo tion We know approximately as much about it the budget picture now as we will 3 weeks from now and so do the democrats he in sisted The senate tax battle held the full spotlight on capitol hill The house had planned to open debate Monday on an agriculture department appropriation bill trimmed 32 per cent below white house requests But the death Sat urday of Rep Fred Bradley R Mich resulted in the usual de cision to adjourn for the day after a perfunctory session Democrats who have been blast ing tie appropriations committee cut in farm outlays won support over the weekend from Senator Aiken RVt The New Englandcr who fre quently is at odds with his own party told a reporter he thinks a 20 per cent cut in administrative expenses could be made without touching off too much political dynamite his body since no one was certain he had Negro preacher called Solicitor Ernest R Tyler Bush was ready to surrender the preacher said if Tyler would guarantee he would not be harmed Tyler and 2 FBI agents went to an appointed place and found the Negro They brought him here to the prison Sunday night The solicitor would permit no interviews and gave out only the bare facts of the surrender How ever it was learned here that Bush had remained in the woods until early Sunday finally going to the home of a friend after be ing without food since his escape Bush was charged with attempt ing to rape Mrs Margaret Allen Bryant a young stenographer last Thursday night in Rich Square a small community in Northampton county 12 miles from Jackson the county seat He was arrested by Rich Square Police Chief Frank Outland and was identified by 3 high school boys who ran to Mrs Bryants rescue when she screamed Out land said Bush denied any knowl edge of the alleged rape attempt and told him that he had been waiting for my girl Upon learning that Bush was in custody Gov R Gregg Cherry said Im glad that the boy is still alive I still think those who took him should be ferreted out and brought to justice Bush will remain at central prison under the attempted rape charge In North Carolina rape is a felony which may be punished by imprisonment ranging from 4 months to 30 years NICARAGUA IN HANDS OF ARMY Takes Over Government Without Opposition Managuar Nicaragua IP The army took over the government Monday Travelers reaching Guatemala said the national guard had taken over the government without op position and that Managua was quiet Communications companies posted notices in Guatemala that messages to Nicaragua were sub ject to delay Plane service to Managua was normal however Pan American Airways said A HILL RITES ON WEDNESDAY Retired City Employe Drowned in Winnebago Funeral services for Arthur Hill 53 city employe for a num ber of years whose body was found in the Winnebago river at the edge of Commissioners park at 925 N Mass about p m Sunday will be held Wednesday at 2 p m He had been missing since about a m Sunday when he went for a walk Mr Hill who resided at 926 N Mass had been in failing health and it was the first time he had been out of his home in several months He was walking near the barns where he had formerly kept the team owned by the city When he failed to return his wife called some of the city em ployes and Byron Zimple 927 9th S E found Mr Hill near the shore where he could have fallen and drowned according to Coro ner R E Smiley Mr Hill was born May 2 1894 at Parkston S Dak He had re sided in Mason City for the past 32 years Surviving are his wife Sylva a stepdaughter Helen Harrison and s grandson Richard Trainor Los Angeles Cal He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Burial will be at Grand Center cemetery The Patterson funeral home in charge British Labor Party Votes Conscription Margate Eng labor party voted by a ratio of 2332 to 571 Monday in favor peace time conscription to back up the nations foreign policy The vote underlined an appar ently waning opposition within the party to Secretary Ernest Bcvins stands It repulsed rebel ele ments who have argued this pol icy was too closely aligned with that of the United States and too antagonistic to Russia A draft bill for 12monlh con scription already has passed the house of commons Earlier Monday the ruling partys conference scaled down expressions of criticisms against Bevins actions and voted a re buff to communism With Prime Minister Clement Attlec and nearly all of his cab inet attending the party confer ence defeated by a show of hands a motion io permit laborites to join the Britishsoviet society Opponents of the resolution said the society was dominated by communists The conference also eliminated 19 resolutions 15 of them critical of Bcvin and substituted on the agenda 2 composite motions the most critical of which condemned British policy in Greece and de nounced the Truman doctrine of aid to Greece and Turkey The 2 substituted motions will be dis cussed and voted upon later The conference withdrew from the agenda resolutions sharply critical of British policy in Pales tine Instead a composite resolu tion was submitted reaffirming the labor view that Jews must have a national home and constitute a majority of the population in the Holy Land Opponents of the house of lords submitted a resolution calling for the creation of an elected upper house to replace the house of lords as now constituted The peers would be permitted to retain their hereditary titles but no new he reditary titles would be created The resolution sought to pre vent the predominantly conserva tive lords from stalling or block ing socialist legislation SUGAR STAMP 12 IS VALID NOW Washington agricul ture department Monday ordered spare stamp No 12 good for 10 pounds of sugar made valid im mediately This is the stamp that was to have become valid on June 1 The department said it was necessary to make more sugar available for canning early crops Mondays action does not in crease anybodys sugar allotment It merely means that stamp No 12 is good at once But the agriculture department said another ration stamp also good for 10 pounds would be val idated not later than Aug 1 TRUMAN SEEKS AUTHORITY FOR MILITARY PLAN Wants Congress to Approve Program for Western Countries Washington Truman Monday asked congress for authority to arm equip and train the armed forces of western hemisphere nations including Canada In a special message he told the legislators that world devel opments have made such action more important than when he asked similar legislation a year ago He did not elaborate on these world developments but it was only 2 months ago that he em barked the United States on a policy of aid to nations resisting communist aggression That was when he requested of aid for Greece and pro posal now law Last years measure which also included Canada was approved by the house foreign affairs commit tee but never came to a vote in house or senate It was on the house calendar awaiting action when congress adjourned One key aim of the program is to bring about standardization of arms and military methods throughout the western hemis phere so that the forces of all the nations can cooperate more ef fectively in defense of this part of the world The legislation asked would au thorize the president to make agreements with other western hemisphere nations to 1 Train and instruct their mili tary and naval personnel This would include training through military missions sent to those countries and through accepling key men at service schools in this country 2 Maintain repair and rehabili tate their naval and military equipment 3 Transfer io them arms am munition and implements of war Thiswould include transfer of surplus army and navy equip ments on such terms as the presi dent shall find satisfactory but the receiving nations would have to pay the cost of any new mate rials manufactured specifically for them The nations receiving arms could turn over to the United Stales as partial payment their present military equipment Much of that LatinAmerican countries now have was Europeanmade Prior to World war II the Brit ish French Italians and Swedes were dominant in sales of military equipment to the Latin American governments IOWAN DIES IN TRACTOR MISHAP Manning IP Otto Pedersen 58 of Coon Rapids who was pinned for 7 hours hours under a tractor in the middle Raccoon riv er may 9 died at a rn Mon day at the general hospital here from effects of the injuries The body was taken to a Coon Rapids funeral home Pedersen was plowing with his tractor when the machine slipped over the bank and pinned both legs down He held his head out of the water by resting on his hands A neighbor Clark Lee found Pedereen 7 hours later He tied a rope around Pedersen to hold his head out and brought another tractor to pull the machine off the man Murray Reveals Formation of CIO Union for Phone Workers Washington President Philip Murray Monday an nounced the formation of an international CIO union for telephone works Murray said he had directed Allan S Hayuood CIO organizing chairman to call a conference in Philadelphia next weekend for the purpose of establishing the mechanics for development of the new organization The CIO stepped into the telephone industry in the wake of a 5week nationwide t e 1 e p h o strike by the National Federation board of lhc telc of Telephone Workers an inde pendent federation The strike was settled piece meal over a period of nearly two weeks at terms far below the minimum originally specified by the striking federation Two days ago the executive phone workers a key segment in the NFTW voted in a surprise move Io join the CIO Murray said these officers rep resented more than 100000 tele phone workers He did not name the union but it was considered likely that all or most of them are members of the NFTW 3 Fatal Accidents Hike Iowa Highway Deaths Des Moines highway fatality total mounted to 179 Mon day after 3 fatal accidents over the weekend Henry Berenger a farmhand was fatally injured Sunday night when a tractor he was driving overturned at a road intersection west of Spencer Loretta Kerby 17 of Ottumwa was fatally injured Sunday when a motorcycle on which she was a passenger was in collision with a car on 63 near Fremont Iowa Deputy Sheriff Rodney Koepple of Mahaska county said the motor cycle was driven by Don Yoder Ottumwa Lewis C Jones 73 of Iowa City died at Lutheran hospital Fort Dodge Sunday afternoon of in juries received when the car in which he and Mrs Jones were riding overturned near Jewell Saturday Mrs Jones was slightly injured SAME Black lag means traffic death in put 24 hour period Halscys Mother Dies Wilmington Del Fleet Admiral William S Halseys mother is dead at the age of 88 Mrs Anna Masters Brewstcr Hal sey died Sunday in Delaware hos pital where Admiral Halsey had visited her frequently since last July when she fell and fractured her hip He was at her bedside when death occurred   

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