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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 6, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Prm ud United Press Full Leased Wires Fiw Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 6 1947 FLOOD ROUTS ENTIRE IOWA TOWN REPORT RUSSIA Japanese Youth Arrested in U S for Mistreating GIs in Japan Prison Camp An fll A OCijJt IS TAKING OVER BALKAN STATES Chief of Opposition to Communist Party Arrested in Bulgaria By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The chief of the opposition to the communists in Bulgaria was arrested Friday as various reports from the Balkans pictured Russia as intent on defying the Truman Doctrine and moving swiftly to nail eastern Europe permanently into her sphere Hungarys leading communists and strong man behind the scenes Matyas Itakosi boasted that the communists had estab lished their coup in Hungary be fore the United States could rub its eyes These developments under scored the Balkan picture 1 Communist Premier P e t r u Groza of Romania and members of his cabinet left for Belgrade Yu goslavia whence have come re cent persistent Teports that a Bal kan federation dominated by Rus sia was in the making The Ro manians plan further conferences later in Bulgaria 2 Nikolai Petkov leader of Bul garias opposition agrarian party was arrested in Sofia and held for trial on charges of conspiring against the communistdominated government 3 The U S state department with President Trumans approv al drafted a hotly worded note to Russia accusing the Soviet Union of illegal interference in Hungar ian affairs in the communist ous ter of Premier Ferenc Nagy and seizure of power in Budapest The note threatened an appeal to the United Nations Meanwhile a growing number of Hungarian diplomats an nounced their intention of refus ing to return to their homeland Fanned by these events and by shadowy reports of important do ings in Belgrade rumors spread rapidly throughout Europes cap itals including one that Russian troops were concentrated in Bes sarabia and that mass arrests were made in Romania In Moscow the communist party newspaper Pravda said that Com munists faithful followers of unity of the workers movement and democratic forces have proposed as a necessity condition in the struggle with reaction the creation of a bloc of antifascist parties to achieve victory at elections and form coalition governments In many countries Pravda said primarily Poland Czecho slavakia Romania Yugoslavia Bulgaria and Hungary social democrats and peasant parties have followed this path and are actively cooperating with com munists largescale democratic organizations are being success fully realized Romanian government circles denied that the trek Grozoa and his foreign minister George Tatarescu to Belgrade had any thing to do with a Balkan federa tion Belgrade was the source of re ports early this week that a Bal kan federation would be formed there soon In the federation these reports said would be an autono mous state taking in Albania and Macedonia which now lies in Greece and the Yugoslav federa tion Several days ago Bulgarian Pre mier Georgi Dimitrov and Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotpv were reported to have arrived in Belgrade but the Yugoslavs de nied this officially Residents of Belgrade on May 31 were told to hang out flags in preparation for a visit of rare guests In Istanbul Turkey melting pot of European rumor a report said that Bela Varga Catholic priest and speaker of the Hungarian parliament who fled after the res ignation of Premier Nagy had been assissinaled The best infor mation available Friday in Buda pest and Geneva however was that Father Varga was safe in Austria Another Istanbul rumor said at least 15000 noncommunists had been arrested in Romania recently Further another Turkish report had it that the Russians had con centrated at least 100000 troops in Bessarabia Los Angeles 26 year old Californiaborn Japanese youth was accused Friday of brutally beating American soldiers while he was foreman at the Oeyama prisoner of war camp He was held without bail U S Attorney James M Carter said he would ask for a treaso indictment against the youth To moya Kawakita when he present his case to the federal grand jury next week Kawakita was arrested by fed eral bureau of investigation agent who had spent months investigat ing the story of an exGI who said he saw the bespectacled youth in an East Los Angeles store and recognized him as a foreman in the prison camp Kawakita operator of an ex portimport business here was arraigned before U S Commis sioner David B Head and ordered held without bail Kawakila stood stiffly at atten tion as he appeared before Head See Approval of Labor Bill by Nightfall Washington Taf ROhio said Friday he expected final congressional approval of the unioncurbing labor bill by night fall despite another critical bar rage planned by a group of demo crats Taft also stood pat on his pre diction that the bill will become law even if President Truman vetoes it That means the Ohio senator is confident the senate wil muster at least a j majority on passage and maintain the margin on a veto test if it comes House republican leaders have no doubt their chamber can over come any presidential dissent The house passed the compromise bil by a vote of 320 to 78 better than 4 to 1 Taft chairman of the senate labor committee had expected to get a final vote Thursday but he abandoned hope when foes of the bill insisted on making lengthy speeches against it Senator Pepper one of the critics lined up for round 2 Friday Senators Murray D Mont and Barklcy DKy also planned to assail the bill The Florida senator said he and Murray intended to concentrate their attack on changes made in the senate bill by the conference committee which adjusted differ ences between the separate meas ures passed by the 2 chambers The conference bill Pepper declared makes it all the more clear that the president will have to decide on a veto if labor is not to be crucified Pepper and other opponents of the bill conceded they are fight ing a losing battle in the senate so far as the vote on final passage is concerned They are pinning their hopes on a veto message strong enough to turn the tide in their favor NORTH IOWA N BADLY BURNED Accidentally Touches Line With 7500 Volts Schlaman 37 Hampton an employe of the REA was in the hospital here Thursday night in serious condition from burns suffered when he came in contact with a power line con taining 7500 volts Schlaman was working on the lines in Grant township south of Hampton when the accident oc curred He suffered 3rd degree burns on his arms and legs answer to reporters questions he denied beating any American prisoners but admitted acting as a foreman at a nickel factory op erated in conjunction with the Oeyama camp I dont remember he said lat er when a reporter asked him about the beating charges If convicted of treason he faces AP WlreMiolo TOMOYA KAWAKITA GIs in Jap Prison 35TH WELCOMES TRUMAN IKE President Arrives at Reunion of Division Kansas City Mo dent Truman the old soldier and Gen Dwight D Eisenhower chief of staff received a great ovation Friday from members of the fighting 35th division meeting in reunion in Municipal auditorium As the car bearing the president Eisenhower and Fleet Adm Wil liam D Leahy drove up to the luditorium a crowd of several hundred outside the building shouted greetings Inside the door 48 members of battery D 129th ield artillery formed lines of an honor guard for the chief execu tive their old captain Hi Cap Hi Harry they called as Mr Truman nodded and smiled One old batteryman saluted and said Hi Mr President It sounded strange there The 35th shared its welcome for Isonetime fighting artillery cap ain with Ike Nor did it forget a give the navy a welcome al hough Leahy attempted to steer clear of the picture taking Mr Truman would have none of that a possible death sentence Carter said frankly that investi gators considered the story fan tastic when the exprisoner for mer Sgt William L Bruce of San Luis Obispo Cal told them he recognized Kawakita in an East Los Angeles store last October Bruce said he hid behind a post so the Japanese would not see him trailed him to his automobile and noted down the license num ber through which his identity was traced Nearly 100 of the GIs were ex pected to be brought here to tes tify against the youth whose pris oncamp brutalities Carter said earned him the nickname the Meat Grinder Special FBI Agent Richard Hood said Kawakita born in Calexico Cal went to Japan in 1939 to study at Maiji university Tokyo was interned at the outbreak of war but through his attitude to ward fellowAmericans won his way into his captors good graces He was made an interpreter and assistant foreman at the Oeyama camp Hood said Among the mans victims the FBI agent said was J C Grant Clarksville Ga assertedly knocked into the camps cesspool by Kawakita and other guards and kept in the filthy tank for several hours Thomas J OCon nor Miami Beach Fla another prisoner was beaten temporarily insane by Kawakita Hood said Hood said Kawakita went to Japan on an American passport and returned here a year ago with an American passport obtained by concealing his wartime activities from the stale department ATC Grounds C54 Planes for Checkup New York C54 planes of the army air transport command were grounded throughout the world for 1 hour Friday while ground crews inspected vertical stabilizer bolts and attached fit tings The inspections requiring little time would not affect flight schedules the Atlantic division of the army transport command re ported In Honolulu where temporary suspension of the big fourengined transport planes was announced earlier it was said field reports had found stabilizer bolt sand at tached fittings loose and sheared ATC said this condition never had been encountered in inspec tions of the C54 fleet which has flown more than 745000000 miles in the past 18 months without a passenger fatality Gets Divorce Because Mate Ate Potato Chips Smoked Salmon in Bed San Francisco Sonia Adelson 26 an Australian war bride received a superior court divorce Thursday from Morris Adelson warehouse employe on grounds her husband ate such things as potato chips and smoked salmon in bed VIother Truman Cheered jy News of Sons Visit Grandview Mo ion of seeing her son the presi ent Friday cheered Mother Tru man 94 to sit up and enjoy life ery much doctors said Brig Gen Wallace Graham house physician reported hat Mrs Martha Ellen Truman ad a good day Thursday after he learned her son was coming ere Friday to attend the reunion f his World war I division the amous 35th She was aware that the reunion under way he said and to know if the president vould attend Informed that Mr ruman would be here she rallied visibly Graham said MESSERSMITH RESIGNS POST Close Books on Feud Over Argentina Policy Washington state de partment Friday closed the books on its longstanding inner circle feud over policy toward Argentina with the resignation of Ambassa dor George S Messersmith Announcement that Messersmith is leaving Buenos Aires followed by a day the white house disclo sure that Spruillc Braden out spoken critic of the Peron ad ministration would step out of his post as undersecretary of state There were signs that both partures were rushed through b President Truman in line with hi decision to restore friendly rela tions between the 2 government without delay In line with this he announce Tuesday that the United States will go ahead now with plans to hold an interAmerican defense conference with Argentina invited This country had been objecting to Argentinas presence at such a meeting because as Braden argued President Juan Peron had been less than enthusiastic in rid ding his country of nazi influences EVACUATE IOWA and cars carry residents and household of EddyviUe in a hurried evacuation forced by sudden rise in the flood waters when the dike along the railroad tracks went out Remember Normandy DDay Frankfurt Germany occupation troops in Germany celebrated the 3rd anniversary of DDay with military parades and ceremonies Friday Few of the soldiers who landed on the Normandy beaches in 1944 are still in Germany The largest of the parades was at Heidelberg U S constabulary headquarters where troops marched in review before Maj Gen Withers A Burress constabulary commander Slip of Tongue Causes Red Face for Professor Cambridge Mass UR James Stevens Simmons blamed thought association Friday for his slip of the tongue at Harvard university commencement exer cises Eightyfive graduates of the pub lic health school lined up Thurs day to receive their degrees from the dean who announced I confer upon you the follow ing diseases ISC Professor Dies During Campus Meeting Ames HomerH Plagge 53 research associate professor in the horticultural section of the Iowa State college agricultural experiment station died at a con ference on the campus Thursday when he suffered a heart attack Dr Plagge an authority on froz en foods was attending a confer ence of frozen food experts when he was stricken Scotland Yard Reports 9 More Letter Bombs Found in Mail London Yard reported Friday that 9 new letter bombs for Britons had been found in the mails making a total of 20 discovered since early this week Reliable sources said that all 20 of the murder by mail letters had been posted in Turin Italy Dispatches from Jerusalem mean while said the socalled Stern gang Palestine Jewish underground group had announced that its European branch has been sending the bombs Scotland Yard said some of the new bombs were addressed to former cabinet ministers but refused to name any of them or to say whether Churchill was them A Churchill spokesman said the exprime minister had no knowledge of any bombs having been sent him Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin and his predecessor Anthony Eden were among those to whom the earlier dynamiteladen en velopes were mailed None of the bombs has been exploded except in police tests which have shown them powerful enough to maim or kill a man The new bombs it was dis closed came in slightly larger detected Scotland envelopes than those earlier This confirmed Yards belief that the bomb send ers would disguise their deadly missives in new ways in an ef fort to foil rigid security checks now being made with descriptions of the original packets as a guide GROMYKO URGES MILITARY SLASH Tells Big 5 It Is Time to Reduce Armed Forces Lake Success N Y drei Gromyko told the Big 5 Fri day that it was high time to re duce the air naval and military base networks left over from the war Gromyko told the Big 5 sitting as a working committee on the United Nations commission for conventional armaments that there was no reason why the bases should be maintained now He was challenged immediately by Ralph Bard U S member and Sir Alexander Cadogan of the United Kingdom who said that problem as out of the committees jurisdiction Gromyko was explaining a draft plan he submitted to the commit tee Friday when he was asked for clarification of his listing of The problem of the distribution of armed forces throughout the world Cadogan asked Gromyko what troops he meant Gromyko said he meant all air naval and military establishments set up outside the orders of any country but that he did not mean those troops within a nations frontiers Hang 2 in Turkey Istanbul Turkey gov ernment announced Friday that 2 Turkish subjects of Russian origin were hanged Thursday in the eastern province of Erzerum for espionage The men Ivan Grigori and Mustafa Sagiri were convicted of being in contact with a foreign power the statement said TAFT REPLIES TO PRESIDENT Says Truman Created Basis for High Prices Washington Senator Taf ROhio Friday declared Presi dent Truman has created all the basic conditions which compel high prices This was Tafts reply to Mr Trumans assertion Thursday that the republican senate policy chief is following a boom and bust economic theory In a formal statement Taft listed a 5 point program which he said illustrated the presidents in consistent talk about lowering prices when every policy of his administration has increased prices and is still doing so Mr Truman told a news confer ence Thursday that Taft had ex pressed fallacious and dangerous economic views The chief execu tive referred to an interview in which Taft said that apparently the president had abandoned a campaign to keep prices down in favor of heavy spending abroad that will keep them up Cedar Rapids to Give Amputee Vets Special Parking Privileges Cedar Rapids The city council has asked its legal depart ment to prepare an ordinance providing World war II veterans who have lost a limb unre stricted parking privileges in the city These veterans would be ex empted from parking time regula tions and contributions to down own parking meters The Disabled American Veteran chapter here which asked for the ordinance will provide idenlify ng car insignia for the veterans SAME White flit means no traffic death in past 21 hour period Weather Report FORECAST Iowa Showers and thunderstorms over all sections Friday night and Saturday with locally heavy rains in the Des Moines rivet valley south of Des Moines Lit tle change in temperature Low Friday night 58 to 65 High Saturday 78 to 85 Mason City Showers or thunder storms Friday night and Satur day morning clearing by late Saturday afternoon Low Friday night near 60 High Saturday 80 to 85 Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook The mean temperature will av erage near the state normal of 67 degrees It will be warmer Saturday with little change in temperature Sunday becoming warmer Monday and cooler Tuesday with little change Wed nesday Precipitation will aver age three quarters of an inch occurring as scattered showers and thunder storms Saturday through Monday Minnesota Showers over most sec tions Friday night or Saturday Somewhat warmer in north por tion Saturday IN MASON CfTY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 81 Minimum 54 At 8 a m Friday 62 YEAR AGO Maximum 82 Minimum 59 100 WU COEDS ROUTED BY FIRE Estimate Damage at at Western Union LeMars hundred West ern Union college coeds escaped uninjured early Friday morning when broke out at a 3story dormitory building and caused damage estimated at to the structure and 5500 to the con tents B F Zuehl college dean and director of the colleges summer session said the fire was discov ered about a m in a laundry and pressing room on the first floor of the brick domitoiy build ing that was constructed in 1920 The girls asleep in the building were aroused by the matron and kitchen helpers and marched from the burning building in orderly fashion A short time later Miss Ruth Stephens music instructor who roomed in the dormitory called the roll and all the students an swered present The coeds recov ered most of their personal pos sessions after the fire xvas brought under control by the LeMars fire department Accuse Helicopter Pilots of Peeping at Sun Bathers Santa Monica Cal su perior court suit Friday accused helicopter pilots of using their ma chines to peep at women sun bath ers attired either scantily or not at all at a beach club The suit was filed by the swank Santa Monica Ambassador club against Los Angeles Airways Inc whose helicopter mail route passes near the club It asked for an in junction against the flying peep ng toms The complaint said the tres jass disturbed the sunbathers and prevented them from enjoying he benefits of exposure Argentina Officials Probing Attack on Peron by Heckler Buenos Aires Belgrano Argentinas biggest station was silenced by government order Friday while officials sought the circumstances behind a hecklers attack on President Juan D Peron during a presidential broadcast Thursday night Transmission of Perons speech over a nationwide hookup was ntcrrupted for 90 seconds on the Belgrano transmitter The heckler irokc in with a shout of o the president and a denuncia ion of Perons policies Other sta ions of the network were not af ccted We are the same as before he voice said We will come tack We are addressing ourselves o the working class which is not lone We are the same We will eturn Belgrano was cut oft the air ndefinitely at 11 oclock Thurs ay night a little more than 4 ours after the heckling episode Vuthorities appeared to have no clue to the hecklers identity He was believed to be an extreme nationalist angered by the resig nation of Col Filomeno Vclasco chief of federal police Velasco was the unofficial leader of the strongly nationalist group Peron was addressing 50000 workers gathered to bid farewell to the presidents wife the blond former actress Senora Eva Duarte De Peron She will fly to Spain Friday starting a European trip to include visits to France Italy Portugal and Britain 1000 PERSONS FLEE EDDYVILLE AS DIKE BREAKS 1500 Evacuated From Flooded Areas Around Ottumwa as Waters Rise By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The 1000 residents of Eddyville Iowa fled from their homes Fri day when a railroad dike broke under the pressure of nearrecord flood waters of the Des Moincs river Sixteen miics downstream from Eddyvillc the evacuation of more than 1500 persons from floodaf fected areas of Ottumwa was be gun as rains and rising rivers in many parts of Iowa threatened high water marks set as long ago as 1903 Red Rock a small community 30 miles southeast of Des Moines on the same river was abandoned by all residents and the water stood 6 to 10 feet deep in the Main street Several families had to be removed by boat Four lives already have been claimed in the state by the raging waters this week Chris Den Hartog mayor of EddyviUe approximately 75 miles southeast of Des Moines said all residents were moved to the school building on high ground or to homes of friends nearby which were above the lowlands The town siren blew the last wnrninpr at 10 a m and within a half hour the dike along he Min neapolis and St Louis railroad went out and a dirt road below the town which had held out back waters breached This permitted water to swirl into EddyviUe from 3 directions leaving only a flooded eastwest street for exit Persons in the business district quickly drove to safety as water marooned the small area of approximately 20 buildings on the Main street Mayor Den Hartog said the wa ter at 10 a m was slightly higher than in a 1944 flood which did considerable damage Sheriff Ev erett Orman said it was expected to rise another 3 feet which would exceed the 1903 record flood level Mayor Herman J Schacfer of Ottumwa ordered the evacuation force if per sons living in the citys central ad dition and other sections affected the high waters of the Des Moines river The Red Cross arranged for lousing of the evacuees at the naval air station near Ottumwa and the navy provided trucks and men to assist in the removals Prospects of a worse flood than the disastrous one of 1944 led to of merchandise from ali basements on Ottumwas main street and the sandbagging of railroad tracks Ottumwa is an in dustrial city of more than 30000 population In many sections of the stale armlands were flooded and com munications hampered The state highway commission isted the following roads as still closed by high waters U S 34 west of Glenwood with traffic routed over 275 by way of Omaha No 34 near Hastings in Mills county 16 miles of oil and gravel road detour No 2 east of Sidney but ex pected to be open by about noon Friday No 42 into Riverton No 71 south of Villisca No 25 north of Ogden No 69 north of Indianola and Nos 6 and 218 at Iowa City The commission said the follow ing roads had been opened since Friday night No 69 south of Indianola open to oneway traffic only No 92 east of Indianola No 28 south of Norwalk and 184 into Randolph Highways 21 and 212 south of Belle Plaine were under 5 inches of water and may be closed later Friday the highway commission said Marion Milo Sonny Van Ee drowned Thursday afternoon while playing in a flooded park about a mile south of Indianola He became the 4th victim of the current floods in Iowa Hjs body was not immediately recovered A boat capsized in the flood wa ters of South river cast of Hart ford Thursday dumping its 5 oc cupants into the stream but all were rescued as 200 persons watched Mrs Chester Liester 27 with 2 of her children and 2 children of Vernon Escher was being tak en to safety from the Escher farm where they had been marooned when the boat upset The weather bureau said record stages of 1903 might be surpassed along the Des Moincs river be tween Tracy and Eldon A crest of 25 feet or higher was tentatively forecast at Tracy Bankful th is 14 feet Crests of 26 feet at Hate Friday night and
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