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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 5, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ICPMTMCMT tr MlSTiflY ARCH1VCS KOINES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL un Anodttw PICK ud Pnu Full f Hud Flvi Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 5 1947 This Paper Cotuliti ot Two On J3L FLOODS PARALYZE SOUTHERN IOWA HUNGARY COUP IS DENOUNCED BY PRESIDENT Truman Says U S Wont Stand Idly By in Red Grab of Government Washington Tru man Thursday denounced the communist coup in Hungary as an outrage and asserted that the United States does not intend to stand idly by in that situation He told a news conferencetha the state department right now is looking into the whole Hungarian affair A reporter said that it has been suggested that the United States is sometimes in the position ol shaking its fist at Hungary and sometimes just shaking his finger He inquired whether the United States intended to do something in the present situation and Mr Truman replied that it does not intend to stand idly by In response to another inquiry he said that the Hungarian situ ation is terrible and reiterated that the state department is mak ing a full investigation Diplomatic authorities are spec ulating whether the Hungarian coup may be followed by steps to set up a Balkan federation of Sov ietdominated states in eastern and southern Europe Until last week Hungarys non communist government was the sole break in an otherwise solid lineup of Moscowcontrolled na tions exlending from the Baltic to the Adriatic seas Marshall Tito of Yugoslavia has been an outspoken advocate of a formal Balkan federation and such a development now is being viewed here as a definite possi bility Like the Hungarian overturn it would be regarded as 1 a curt Moscow rejoinder to the American program of aid to Greece and Turkey and 2 a move to solidify the soviet bloc before final ratification of the satellite peace treaties forces withdrawal of red army occupa tion forces Diplomats also consider as a possible next Russian step in eastern Europe some action to per petuate the communistdomination of Czechoslovakia A leftist bloc which included communists won last years elections there but a more recent rightist trend has suggested that the communists might slip back to second or third place in the next national ballot ing Hungarys minister to Wash ington Aladar SzegedyMas zak used undiplomatic terms to denounce the Soviets and their agents in announcing Wednes day that he and most of his staff will not recognize the new Bud apest regime Both the minister and 23 year old Francis Nagy Jr legation attache and son of the oustec prime minister defied an order to See Senate Approval on Labor Bill SEE TABLE PAGE 11 Washington sponsored labor legislation hitthe home stretch in congress Thurs day It headed for senate passage by a vote which republican spokes men expected to surpass the 2 to 1 margin needed to override presidential veto Chairman Robert A Taft R Ohio of the senale labor commit tee planned to call in midafter noon for senate approval of the compromise measure which passed the house Wednesday by a major ity of 4 to 1 A final senate vote was expected late Thursday or Friday President Truman will have an other 10 days excluding Sundays to decide whether to approve or veto the bill The odds were on a Iowas Vote Washington Iowas 8 representatives all republicans voted with the majority Wednes day on the compromise labor bill veto in the endless speculation over what he would do A two thirds majority or both house and senate would be needed to over ride a veto The house erased any possible doubt about its power to overturn veto by approving the final bill y a vote of 320 to 79 The softcn ng which the bill underwent in the senatehouse conference com mittee apparently strengthened it n the house The original house bill was approved by a vote of 308 o 107 margin slightly less than 3 to 1 There was no chance that the lenate would approve the bill by he 4 to 1 majority it commanded n the house Wednesday But Taft old reporters he was still stand ng on his prediction that the bill would become law whatever ac ion Mr Truman took Bulletins Pittsburgh Jf Police re ported 3 persons were killed Thursday when a small seaplane crashed on the thickly populated north side section and set fire to 4 houses Firemen said none of residents of the row of small 2story frame homes on Page street was injured police said the dead were 2 men and a woman who were riding in the plane The ship hit one house and exploded spraying burning gasoline which set fire to the others FARM LAND IS flood waters in creased by heavy rains inundated this farm house and the surrounding countryside near highway Moines Thursday 60 AP Wire south of photo Des return to Budapest for consul tation PICK GRISWOLD TO DIRECT AID Nominated to Head GreekTurkey Program Washington Gris wold former republican governor of Nebraska was named by Pres ident Truman Thursday to direct the United States economic mis sion in Greece under the 000000 GreekTurkish aid pro gram Mr Truman also appointed Richard F Allen veteran Red Cross relief administrator in Eu rope as field director for the American foreign re lief program It is separate from the GreekTurkish aid setup The selections were announced by Mr Truman at a news con ference He said Griswold Ne braskas governor for 6 years is now one of the principal officials on the staff of Gen Lucius Clay United States commander in Ger many Senate confirmation is required for the Greek administrator Mark Eischeid Sells Paper at New Hampton New Johnson of LaPorte City has purchased the New Hampton Economist from Mark Eischeid who has published it the past year Mr Johnson formerly published a newspaper at LaPorte City Mr Eischeid recently formed the Mark Eischeid Construction Co and has a road contract in Dubuque county Sandnsfcy Ohio New York Central passenger train was reported to have wrecked at Huron 7 miles east of here Thursday and police said at least 2 persons were believed dead The train was described as west bound out of Cleveland Swerves Car to Miss Cardboard Box in Road Girl 5 Crawls Out Astoria Ore Capt Dan Lake of Seaside swerved his car to avoid a large cardboard box because I was afraid there might be bundles in it Looking back he saw a tiny 5 year old girl crawl out of the box and skip away Cape Horn was originally named Hoorn after a Dutch sea port 2 MASON CITY BOYS RELEASED Veech and Tosevigen Freed by Oregon Police Two Mason City youths wen expected to start for home Thurs day by bus after having Iheir 2 weeks vacation interrupted for 2 days by police at Arlington Ore The 2 were innocent victims o ircumstance when John Harold Acheson 24 Chattanooga Tenn vas killed by a slate patrolman vho said he fired in self defense David B Veech 17 son of Mr and Mrs Garth E Veech 115 5th W and Donald Tosevigen 19 on of Mrs Ora Tosevigen 613 President S W reportedly were hitchhiking to Seattle Wash to visit an uncle of Veech when they were given a ride by Acheson The patrolman suspicious tha Acheson was driving a stolen car stopped them and took all 3 to the police station Acheson pulled a gun when the patrolman attempt ed to search him and was shot in the resulting scuffle police re ported Veech and Tosevigen both were carrying plenty of money and identification Mrs Veech said They were held by Oregon police however until it was established that they had no connection with Acheson or the car District At torney J D Weed Condon Ore said there was no basis for any charge against them and ordered them released Veech is a Mason City high school student and Tosevigen an employe of the Capital Tobacco company Prohibitionists Elect Des Moines E Gifford Des Moines Wednesday was re elected state chairman of the pro hibition party at a meeting of 25 delegates Bevin Eden Among Britons Who Recieved letter Bombs London Ernest Bevin and Anthony Eden were disclosed Thursday to be among the distinguished Britons who received letterbombs of powdered gelignite Scotland Yard added the names of Bevin and Eden lo the list of persons to wHom the dangerous packages had been mailed More than a dozen names were on the list including a number of cabinet min isters Bevins private secretary discovered a letterbomb in his mail Scotland Yard reported and t immediately to the police Eden the conservative foreign minister before the labor land slide in 1945 informed the Yard that he got one of the letters and carried it in his briefcase 24 hours before suspecting it In addition a similar letter was received a few days ago by the British embassy in Paris the Yard cportcd It said none of the bombs ud exploded Eight letters packed with pow dered gelignite and set to explode vhen opened arrived in the mail rom Italy Wednesday addressed o government officials Several of hem were intended for cabinet ministers and military officials as sociated with administration of Palestine A Scotland Yard spokesman said the police organization lacked evi dence to substantial the popular belief that the explosive letters had been sent by the Jewish un derground An intensive search of all mails Senate Stamps Approval on 1st 4 of War Peace Treaties Ratifies Pacts With Romania Bulgaria Italy and Hungary Washington senat completed ratification of the firs 4 of World war IPs peace treatie Thursday After ratifying the Italian treat by a 79 to 10 vote the senat then gave voice vote approval t treaties with Romania Bulgaria and Hungary The action on the Hungarian treaty came only a few hour after President Truman at a news conference had denouncec as outrageous a communist coup in that country Action on the Italian agreemen came after rejection 67 to 22 a proposal by Senator Fulbright D Ark to delay action on all of the treaties until next Jan 25 The treaties became effective on ratification by all of the Big 4 U S Britain Rus sia and China Before the vote was taken Senator McMahon DConn tolc his colleagues he is fearful that ratification will lay Italy open to communist control and Hungarys fate The government in Hun gary has been taken over by com munists a move that President Truraan denounced Thursday as outrageous When the 4 treaties become inally effective withdrawal of occupation troops from the coun ries involved will become neces sary within 90 days except that lussia may continue to keep suf icient troops to maintain her communication lines to soviet occupied areas of Germany and Austria The United Stales would with Iraw its troops from Italy a move hat some senators contend would tpen the gateway to communism here arriving by air and boat was in stituted Scotland Yard agents were reported investigating in Mi lan Italy said to be the source of the letters and in France There were no reports cf any injuries from the letter bombs British newspapers concluded that the explosive letters were sent by the Jewish underground in re taliation fos British police inPal estine We have no evidence that any organization is implicated the Yard spokesman said LOCAL BOY 8 RUNS INTO CAR Jerry Stokes 8 son of Mr and Irs Martin Stokes route 1 was ecovering in Park hospital Thurs ay afternoon from injuries re eived when he ran into a moving ar opposite the Mason City coun ry club according to Deputy heriff Walt Balek The lad was standing on the north side of the paving Balek re ported and waited until a west bound car had passed him He then reportedly ran across the paving and into the side of an eastbound car driven by Carol Otis Forest City Jerry suffered a cut on his head and an injured back but according to his father his condition is not too serious Cattle Breeders Elect lowan Springfield Mass Wright of Waterloo Iowa was elected a director of Ihe Holslein Fricsian Association of America Wednesday at the 62nd annual convention of the cattle breeders group Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudines and cooler Thursday night wit low of 53 to 58 Friday mostly cloudy and continued mild with highs 7277 Iowa Mostly cloudy Thursda night and Friday Scattered showers Friday Not much change in temperature Low Thursday night 50 to 55 north west to 5560 southeast High Friday 7278 Minnesota Partly cloudy south and cloudy with occasional ligh showers north portion Thurs day night and Friday Cooler southeast portion Thursday night IN MASON CITY ilobe Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Thursday Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 72 61 68 06 51 3 North lowans Get Vew Appointments Three North lowans were reap joinled Thursday by Gov Robert Blue on state boards New 3 ear terms were offered H W Cnutson Mason City optometrist md E M Miller Charles City watchmaker on the examining loards of their vocations Maurice Crabb Eagle Grove was tendered nother 2 year term on the state irinting board arm Bride of Less Than Year Dies From ar Accident Injuries Independence Jack Hamilton young farm bride of ess than a year died Thursday in eoples hospital here of injuries uffered at midnight Wednesday vhen the automobile in which she vas riding with her husband ilunged into a small creek where bridge had washed out on a ounty highway a mile and a half ortheast of Independence Both her legs and a jaw were rpken and she suffered internal njuries Her husband suffered nly minor scratches and bruises nd is being hospitalized here HOUSE PASSES ARMY FUND BILL Adds for Purchase of Airplanes Washington fP The house passed and sent to the senate Thursday a army supply bill after adding 000 lo funds for airplane pur chases The action was taken by unanimous voice vote As it left the house the bill was 5435809077 or 76 per cent be low the presidents budget esti mates for new appropriations for the war department during the fiscal year beginning July 1 The increase in new plane funds was the only change made in the bill by the house That sum was added to 5396000 000 which the house appropria tions committee had recommend ed for that purpose The house had debated for hours an amendment by Rep Mahon D Tex to add the amount to the bill before discovery that the ap propriations committee had erred in reporting that there was an ad ditional available for the air corps The fight over the plane pur chase fund was the last big issue in the way of scheduled passage of the appropriations bill Sports Bulletin New York Chicago Cubs broke the tie for first place in National league standings Thursday by whipping the New York Giants in the first game of a doubleheader 51 behind the 3 hit pitching of Paul Erick son The Giants only score was a homer by Bobby Thomson in the 4th Truman Hits Tafts Policy on Economics Washington resident Truman said Thursday that Sena tor Taft ROhio had advocated fallacious and dangerous pro cedure on the economic front In a lengthy prepared statement Mr Truman took issue with Tafts recent statement that apparently the president and the administra tion arc abandoning talk of keep ing prices down in favor of heavy spending abroad that will keep them up Reading his statement rapidly the president said bluntly the ad ministration does not advocate the GreekTurkish aid program for the purpose of bringing prices down but to aid starving mil lions restore their economies and to bulwark them against totali tarian aggression While foreign aid programs place some strain upon the Amer ican economy he said the answer is to make price reductions at home even more urgent Mr Truman said Senator Tafts argument that high demand justifies or necessi tates high prices is fallacious and dangerous It is based upon the idea that prices should seek as high a level as the traffic will bear rather than the lowest level that is consistent with fair profits That kind of practice is inde fensible and in the long run it would destroy both prosperity and profits Mr Truman said that Taft con tended the only way to bring prices down was to reduce the demand for goods Mr Truman said If the government were to abandon its vitally necessary loan and expenditure programs it wages were reduced if savings were exhausted and if unemploy ment set in then there would be less demand and prices would drop Senator Taft would call this an adjustment I would call it a tragic recession or depression There is nothing novel and noth ing worthy about getting a price collapse through reducing the de mand That is the typical road to a depression Philadelphia Cincin nati Reds bunched 4 hits with a base on balls and 3 errors to drive Ken Raffcnsbergcr off the mound with a 5run 1st inning spree Thursday whipping the Philadelphia Phillies 50 in the opener of a doubleheader Ewcil Blackwcll scattered 6 hits to win his 5th in succession and 7th of the year against 2 defeats DRIVERS STRIKE IN MINNEAPOLIS Dispute Cripples Food Supply to Housewives Minneapolis UR Only a rickle of fruits and local truck arms were in the grocery stores Thursday as a labor dispute be ween AFL truck drivers and wholesale grocers closed 35 large ood companies Strikes by the General Drivers Jnion Local 514 against 16 fruit and vegetable commis ion houses and one wholesale grocer spread Wednesday to 5 additional food suppliers Shutdowns of 13 of the whole iale grocers were ordered Wednes day because according to a man agement spokesman the union trike against one of their mem bers made it impossible for the others to operate Mixed Prices Rutland Vt condi tions upset economic values here Thursday Because the citys water system was cut off drinking water was sold by farmers at 25 cents a gallon Without electricily to keep re frigerators going storekeepers were giving ice cream away 4 Killed In India Amritsar Punjab India Al least 4 persons were killed here Wednesday in rioting among re ligious factions using guns bombs fire stones and other weapons SAME Blick flat means traffic death in 24 hour period Crickets Devouring Fields at Rate of 40 Acres an Hour Pendlcton Ore 2nd black horde of Mormon crickets Covering an area 200milcs square ate their way through wheat ields Thursday at a rate of 40acres an hour A state Farm Bureau executive said the black wingless grass loppcrs have leveled 40 60 and 80 acre tracts of wheat in a matter if hours leaving the fields bare Planes and trucks spreading poison are being used to lurn the rickets from the main reas but so far have not stopped he 2nd wave of crickets The main body of the insect rmy is moving through north entral Oregon and southcentral Vashington Jim Bcamer execu tive secretary of the agricultural conservalion district said The insects seem to grow right out of Ihc ground Bcamer said When one wave has been pois oned more spring out of he ground from eggs which have been planted into the ground like seed by longhorned female crickets The northwest wheat belt will have repeated plagues in future years he said unless the eggs can be destroyed along with the crickets RISING WATERS WASH OUT RAIL AND HIGHWAYS Winterset and Massena Hit by Wind Storms TCommunities Cut Off By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Large sections of southern Iowa were paralyzed by swirling flood waters Thursday Streams were risingat some points to historic highs following1 a night of violent thunderstorms and torrential rains ranging to more than 5 inches at several spots High winds accompanied the storm at several points and caused damage chiefly at Winterset and Massena Two houses were de molished at Massena and a farm home and outbuildings were de stroyed near Winterset Three deaths connected withthe storm and floods were reported in Iowa Lee C Anson 39yearold Nichols powerline foreman was electrocuted while repairing storm damage Keith Ho well 10 drowned at Iowa City while play ing in the flooded city park Mrs Jack Hamilton Independence was killed when the car in which she was riding plunged into a bridge washout Rail and highway traffic in cluding the main line of the Bur lington and the important traffic artery U S No 34 were halted by washouts Seven small Iowa communities De Soto What Cheer Delta Martinsburg Milton Rhodes and cut off from tele phone communication with the outside world Southeastern Iowa including Keokuk Burlington and Fort Madison were cut off from elec tric power during the night when the storm caused a service failure at the big Union Electric Power company plant at Keokuk Only emergency service was available Thursday morning A total of 104 telephone loll cir suits were out mostly in south and southwest Iowa Northwest ern BeJl officials reported Heaviest rains reported by the weather bureau included Indianola 66 inches Winlerset 525 Glemvood 531 Van Meter 5 Creston 338 Des Moines 374 La moni 260 Albia 305 Ottumwa 210 Waukce 266 Monroe 306 Chariton 420 Greenfield 289 Tingley 3 Red Oak 406 Osceola 247 Clarinda 225 Cedar Rapids 130 Dubuquc 125 Marshalltown 193 Waterloo 125 Burlington 21 Keokuk 163 Oskaloosa 187 Jef ferson 168 The state highway commission at Ames said the following roads were closed by high water and would remain closed several days No 6 at Coralville trucks routed by way of Cedar Eapils and cars on temporary county road detour No 218 at north edge Iowa City traffic routed over No 261 No 218 5 miles south of Water loo detour marked No 63 seven miles north of Traer Detour marked No 58 north of Hudson No 34 fifteen miles west of Red Oak Traffic routed over No 59 and No 6 The following roads were closed temporarily with a possibility they may be opened late Thursday Nos 65 and 69 both south and north of Indianola No 163 at east edge of Des Moines No 92 East of Indianola No 28 south of Norwalk No 169 south of Winterset No 169 south of Adel No 34 under 3 feet of water 5 miles east of Afton No 205 into Milo No 207 East of New Virginia No 14 under 7 inches water at Iowa river at Marshalltown al Ihough some traffic still going through No 71 south of Villisca No 2 east of Sidney No 184 west of Randolph United States Refuses to Recognize Nicaragua Washington United States is not disposed to enter into official relations with the lew regime set up by revolt in Nicaragua The slate department Thursday ssued a statement that this was he governments attitude pend ng further developments A de partment official said this meant consultations with the other Amer ican republics This governments position was iven Thursday to Dr Guillermo Veilla Sacasa ambassador to the Nicaraguan government which was overturned on May 2526 Cape Agulhas and not Good Hope is the southern most tip of   

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