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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 30, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED EOR THE HOME i ANB I VIS THE NIWSfAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION fmrni VOL Lin AxocUtcd out United Pros Full Lcaicd wirei Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 30 1947 This Paper Consists or Two One No MCMXLVII The tumult and the snouting The Captains and the Kings Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice An humble and o contrite heart Lord Cod of Hosts be with us yet lest we we forget Kipling MEMORIAL erected by marines on Tarawa in tribute to those who died during invasion United States Honors War Dead CLARK WARNS OF WORLD CLASHES Overseas Graves of 266000 Are Decorated Washington Gen eral Tom C Clark in a somber Memorial day warning said Fri day that civilization may not get another chance if America fails to fulfill her responsibility in the quest for peace Speaking at the 79th annual Memorial day ceremonies at Ar lington national cemetery Clark warned that the world still was faced with a clash of ideologies which could bring aggression despotism and slavery He spoke in Arlingtons gleam ing marble amphitheater shortly after a white house aide laid a wreath at the nearby tomb the unknown soldier on behalf of President Truman The Memorial day ceremonies here had their counterparts throughout the land and everywhere in Europe and the Pacific where Americas sol dier dead lie buried Paul H Griffith national com mander of the American Legion and Louis E Starr commander inchief of the Veterans of For eign War termed communism the nations chief threat and urged Americans to demand a strong de fense system including universal military training The war department assured families of its soldier dead that no one would be forgotten The graves of the 266000 soldiers sailors marines tand coast guards men who rest in the 200 over seas cemeteries from France to Tokyo will be visited and dec orated individually All overseas cemeteries were landscaped and planted with flowers and shrubs in preparation for the day Special ceremonies were held at Pearl where World War n began for the U Yokohama and on the little Pacific islands that were headlines just 2 years Jima Guam Tinian and Saipan In the overseas ceremonies pur allies in World War II joined in paying tribute to the Ameri can dead In Saint Laurent France over looking the beachhead on which U S troops assailed the balu strades of Festung Europa French troops marched in solemn parades and black robed priests and women placed flowers on the graves of the myriad Ameri cans who died on the beaches Philippine soldiers participated in ceremonies at Manila and in Washington French and Polish embassy representatives paid tri bute to the soldiers who died at the side of their countrymen 10 Iowa Safe Robberies Are Solved With Arrest of 4 Men 3 Thieves Captured in Des Moines and Fourth Robber Foundin Mexico Des Moines W Weber gall chief of the state bureau of investigation anounced Friday that 4 safe robberies in Des Moines 6 in other parts of Iowa and several in other midwestern states had been solved with the arrest of 4 men Acting as spokesman for state county city and postal authorities Nebergall said 3 of the men were arrested in Des Moines and one in Mexico The 3 arrested in Des Moines gave their names as Jerome Os born 31 Clifford Davis 30 and Thomas L Dilliner 24 all of Des Moines The 4th member is Frank Robinson 54 of Albia Iowa Nebergall said the 3 arrested here had all made long confessions admitting a series of safe robber ies and implicating each other Safe robberies in and near Des Moines admitted by the trio Ne bergall said include Amos Hiatt junior high school Des Moines April 11 A vault was broken open and between and taken from the inside safe Woodrow Wilson junior high school Des Moines April 11 The vault broken open and a smaller safe carried away Approximately taken Pigeon grocery Des Moines March 24 A small safe containing in cash in checks and several savings bonds were car ried away Fairview drug store Des Moines Feb 22 Broken into and a 500 pound safe carried from the store into the yard where it was left unopened Combined postoffice and gener al store at Johnston Iowa May 16 A small safe containing approxi mately in cash and some post age stamps carried away Dalby Lumber company Des Moines date and amount taken not known A small safe carried away Nebergall declined to reveal pending further questioning of the men the location of the 5 other safe robberies in Iowa he said the trio had admitted The gang operated from Des Moines to Detroit Mich robbing safes in their travels between the 2 points Nebergall asserted Activities of the gang have been under investigation for the past 2 months with the headquarters of the investigtaion centered in the office of Chief of Detectives Tom Watson of Des Moines Tederal state county and city officers pooled their information and in the earl morning hours of May 18 searched approximately 20 homes in and near Des Moines arresting one member of the gang and seizing a quantity of burglary tools and some of the loot taken in the various robberies he con tinued adding One member of the gang es caped by jumping from a second story window and vanishing in the darkness He was Davis who later surrendered himself Another member of the gang Osborn was not at his home nor any of the other homes visited He was arrested Wednesday night by deputy sheriffs when he returned to his home The fourth member of the gang Robinson is now held in Tennessee where he is being questioned in connection with a series of safe robberies there and the robbery of a liquor store and shooting of Kentucky Robinson was arrested in Mexico and turned over to the FBI Nebergall said all of the men with the exception of Dilliner have prison records Dilliner has no previous record he said a police officer in Verdis opera was per formed in Cairo Egypt Dec 24 1871 SAME White flag means no traffic death In past 24 hour period Death Toll Mounts to 39 in New York Airliner Crackup 10 WARM A HARD HIT BY NOTICE OF DISMISSALS 150 Employes in State Farm Agencies Given 30Day Ouster Warning Des Moines a retrench ment move in anticipation of se vere budget cuts In the appropria tions bill now before congress the U S department of agriculture has issued 30day dismissal not ices to about 150 employes in Iowa The state production and mar keting administration was hardest hit as all but 7 of 60 employes were dismissed The farmers home administration trimmed its force from121to73 a reductionof48 and the soil conservation service served dismissal notices on 40 per sons in the technical and adminis trative forces A J Loveland state director of PMA said the appropriations bill now before congress contemplates only for PMA in Iowa in the fiscal year beginning July 1 1947 The states allotment last year was Loveland said Funds for county AAA offices were reported cut to for the coming year as compared with this year The dismissals Loveland said are conditional upon final passage of an appropriation bill that would make the reductions necessary Some employes being served with the notices might be retained if the budget will permit he said Loveland said there was no al ternative but to serve dismissal notices on employes for whom funds would not be available after July 1 as budget prospects now stand County PMA offices will not be greatly affected he said but he explained that most of them al ready are down to a skeleton force with but one committeeman and one clerk on the job The liming and fertilizer pro gram previously was called off Loveland said he Hervey Haz en and J J McLaughlin as mem bers of the state agricultural con servation committee were not af fected by the budget cutbacks The 5 key PMA employes being retained are William Brady ad ministrative officer Dewey Cor nell in charge of programs A Cook In charge of commodity loans Harold Andrews chief of the audit section and Charles Crojrhan in charge of the school lunch program Two secretaries also were retained All fieldmen working out of the state office were included in the dismissal order The FHA in its cutback pro gram is reducing the number of its Iowa field offices from 41 to 29 after July 1 and the staffre duction includes 6 persons in the state offices and 42 in the var ious field offices The soil conservation service contemplates a reduction from 260 to 220 in its technical and ad ministrative staff Frank Mendell state SCS conservationist said that reductions in the research staff will be controlled from re gional and national levels AP Hirrphoto CRASHED AIRLINER broken hulk of a United Airlines DC4 plane burns in the swamplike field at the edge of LaGuardia field New York just after its takeoff on a scheduled flight to Cleveland Ohio Thursday night 40 PersonsKilled as Plane Hits Mountain Near Tokyo 12th Cavalry Squadron Finds No Sign of Life at Scene of Wreckage Tokyo 12th cavalry squadron of the radioed Friday that they had found no sign of life at the scene of the crash of a 4engined army trans port carrying 40 passengers in the mountains west of Tokyo The Tachikawa airbase notified Far East airforce headquarters that the plane carried 8 officers 28 enlisted men and 4 civilians The army originally reported 41 aboard the courier plane when it crashed Thursday night as it ap proached Tachikawa for a land First cavalry division head quarters said a patrol led by MaJ William Evans Smith of Ridge woodN J would leave at dawn to begin the task of evacuating1 the bodies The plane inbound from Korea apparently exploded crashing at a point 5 miles northeast of Mat suda and 5 miles northwest of Hadano about 20 miles northeast of Fujiyama The troopers reported finding the wreckage on a ridge which on army maps appears to be about 500 feet high in a heavily wooded area The troopers report that there was no sign of life presumably means that all aboard perished in the crash making it the worst in Japan since the occupation There was no indication of the source from which Taehikawa re ceived its report on the number aboard The original report said the plane carried 33 passengers and 8 crewmen Far East headquarters said earlier that reports from aerial observers indicated all aboard had perished The plane a C54 made radio contact with Tokyo at Thursday night as it flew over Oshima the island at the mouth of Tokyo bay It then was at 9000 feet and reported no trouble That was the last heard from it It was on a normal course when it crashed Iowa Frost Fails to Materialize Des Moines weather man had a bit of good news for lowans Friday Frost which had been predicted for central and eastern Iowa Thursday night failed to mate rialize Weather bureau officials said winds and unanticipated cloud covered skies prevented the pre dicted frost from occurring Lowest temperature reported during the night was 36 at Mason City and Sioux City Temperatures in southern Iowa turned considerably warmer dur ing the night when a mass of warmer air moved into that sec tion Scattered light precipitation occurred in central and southern Iowa Largest amount reported was 30 an inch at Albia Flood conditions prevailed along the Des Moines river south of Des Moines More Younger People Visit Arlington National Cemetery Now Washington UR You see more of the younger ones now the official said Looking out over the flag dotted slopes of Arlington Na tional cemetery he added Lots of times they are army or navy flyers in uniform Most of them have overseas ribbons and they come alone or in 2s or 3s They want to know how to find the grave of some buddy Usually he was a flying cadet who was killed while they were training together We give them a map and show them where he is buried They dont say thank us and go on It gives you a funny feeling though to see their combat rib bons and to know that they came through when the others died here Wallace P Lynn civil engineer of the sprawling military burying ground has watched Memorial day visitors to Arlington ceme tery ever since he went there as a child in 1903 with his Civil war veteran father Lynn stopped fora minute in front of tue common grave which r if l contains the bodies of the 5 American airmen who were shot down last year over Yugoslavia See he said Someone put a wreath there Thursday VThe 5 airmen are the only orld war II dead who have been returned from overseas for burial in this country But many who died in this country are among the nearly 60000 military men their wives and dependent chil dren who are buried in Arling ton Cemetery officials were pre pared for a recordbreaking num ber of visitors to Arlington for Fridays Decoration day and Sun days confederate Memorial day observances The tomb of the unknown sol dier of World war I was the focal point for most of the ceremonies Beginning at 8 a m Friday some organization was scheduled every 15 minutes until 5 p m to place a wreath at the foot of the tomb As each ceremony ends the wreath is removed and placed on a lawn near the tomb to make room lor the next tribute AT Wirtpholo INJURED IN CRASH Marjorie Oldson 22 stewardess and native of Eagle Grove Iowa was injured in the plane crash at New York She is in a hospi tal where attendants said her condition was good Miss Oldson is a daughter of Albert and Hilda Oldson of Eagle Grove Mrs Oldson and son James left by automobile early this week for California and friends here Friday were trying to lo cate them at some point on the journey to advise them of the accident Miss Oldson was grad uated from Eagle Grove high school in 1942 and about 2 years ago got a position as stewardess on an airline Her present ad dress is in New York but friends at Eagle Grove said she ex pected to be transferred to Cali fornia soon and had so written her mother Weather Report FORECAST Iowa Partly cloudy and not so cold Friday and Friday night Saturday mostly cloudy with oc casional showers High Friday 60 to 68 Low Friday night 45 50 High Saturday 6770 IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 54 Minimum 3G At 8 a m Friday 51 Precipitation 02 YEAR AGO Maximum 76 Minimum 53 FORMER NORTH IOWAN AMONG 9 WHO ESCAPED Crash of Plane With 48 Aboard Worst US Commercial Air Wreck New York 4way in estigation began Friday into the crash of a 4cngined United Air ines passe nger piano which cracked up and burned after a takeoff at LaGuardia field killing 39 of the 48 persons aboard It was the worst commercial air disaster in the history of U S avi ation and the first major catas trophe at LaGuardia field where hundreds of planes depart daily lor all parts of the globe Seven of the 9 survivors were in critical condition and physicians feared some of them would die Thirtyseven persons died in the flaming wreckage of the plane which plunged to earth shortly after taking off during a thunder storm One unidentified woman died a few minutes later in a hos pital and the 39th victim died early Friday He was identified as Theodore Alexay 27 42 Wellesley Ave Yonkers N Y Bodies of the 37 victims trapped n the fuselake were burned be yond recognition and police said he only way they could tell if hey were men or women was by the bone structure The bodies lay in a temporary morgue set up in the Academy of Aeronautics caft eria where the tedious job identifying them was conducted Capt Bcnton R Baldwin New York pilot of the craft was thrown clear of the wreckage and was among the least seriously In jured Baldwin whom fellow Pi lots call Lucky and Miss Mar jorie Oldsen New York and a native of Eagle Grove Iowa stew ardess were the only crew mem bers to survive Both were re ported in fair condition The plane nosed down and burst into flames Baldwin mum bled to rescuers We barely cleared the ground and then we got it Miss Oldsen told Police Capt Frank Patterson Officials of the civil aeronautics authority who investigated the disaster said Benton would not be permitted to make an official statement until after the CAA had completed its inquiry The plane a DC4 was bound for Cleveland and took off at p m EDT using the 4150foot northsouth runway the shortest on the field It was carrying 44 passengers and 4 crew members Its total load was 60000 pounds Witnesses said the plane was in he air only a few seconds at the end of the long run then it nosed over into the ground The weather bureau at the iieloj said the wind changed suddenly from south at 19 miles an hour to west at 25 miles an hour and may have thrown the pilot off his course The plane ploughed along the ground for a few yards then smashed into a rockpile bounded about 150 feet into the air and broke up when it crashed into a shallow pond Seconds later it burst into flames The plane hit with such force that the wings were sheared off and the fuselage broke in two Scores of persons near the scene heard the agonizing screams of the victims trapped inside and heard them pounding frantically against the side of the fuselage The flames were so intense that rescuers couldnt get near the plane immediately F i r e m eh poured water and foamite on b the wreckage for more than an hour before they could search for bodies The scene of the crash was near the Academy of Aeronautics and more than 100 students witnessed ihe disaster John Await an academy 9   

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