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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 5, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FbR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL LID Associated Proa ana United Press Full Leased wires Five Cents a Copy MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 5 1947 NEW BID FOR USSR AID IN EUROPE HOLIDAY DEATH TOLL IN NATION PAST 200 MARK 3 Persons Are Killed in Accidents During 4th of July in Iowa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nations 4th of July week end death toll reached 253 Satur day with a day and a half of the holiday period yet remaining Drownings led as the cause of death with 103 persons losing their lives that way as record crowds packed resorts beaches and picnic grounds Ninetyeight persons died in automobile crashes Miscellaneous accidents took 48 lives several of them in plane crashes Only 4 fatalities resulted from fireworks At least 3 persons were killed in accidents during the Fourth of July in Iowa 2 dying in automo bile crashes An air show at Decorah was marred by the death of Marge Hurlburt of Painesville Ohio who crashed to her death while per forming in a Fourth of July air show there Harry Case 16yearold son of Mr and Mrs Oscar Case of near Kingsley was killed when the car in which he was riding crashed into a bridge abutment near Kingsley In the other traffic fatality Alexander Davenport Blackhawk R Woronko 50 of comptroller of Hotels Corp the Army Navy Officials Silent as Flying Saucers Reports Pour in From Many Parts of US j In nnn anri rnlhr nf a wash tub He was By THE UNITED PRESS Reports of flying saucers whizzing through the air at rocket speeds poured in again Saturday from many parts of the nation causing scientists to speculate that many Americans were suffering a Dad case of jitters One expertin the diagnosis of human behavior flatly said that he socalled phenomena was pure imagination hallucination or delusion an the part of many of those who reported seeing strange objects Another scientist an authority on astronomy said he believed some persons were seeing spots before their eyes The new reports that saucers were observed came from Penn sylvania New Jersey Georgia Idaho and other states in the far west One commercial airline pilot said he had even chased one of the saucers and that he was unable to catch up with it Another observer Frank Ry man Seattle Wash snapped a photograph taken from about 10 000 long distance from which to photograph any kind of a flying object His print showed2 tiny dots in the center One of the dots he admitted was a defect in the negative The edly the little lar ger than a pin head The pilot and copilot of killed when his automobile over turned north of Davenport An explosion of skyrockets at a family reunion in Elk Neck Md cost the lives of 3 persons Wil liam Cameron 33 his 8 year old daughter Ann and her cousin Ruth Ahrie Holmes 2 Another death was caused by fireworks in Maine New York led the nation with 18 deaths 5 in traffic 9 from drowning and 4 from miscellane ous causes Texas was 2nd with 16 deaths and Pennsylvania and Michigan 3rd with 13 By states the deaths are listed traffic drownings miscellaneous as follows Alabama 201 Arizona 202 Arkansas 160 California 720 Colorado 121 Connecticut Oil Delaware 003 Florida 820 Georgia 160 Illinois 811 In diana 410 Iowa 201 Kansas 310 Kentucky 140 Louisiana 220 Maine 2 2 0 1 Maryland 3 3 0 3 Massachusetts 001 Michigan 742 Minnesota 010 Mississippi 010 Missouri 110 Montana 1 0 1 Nebraska Oil New Hamp shire 100 New Jersey 085 New York 594 North Carolina 052 North Dakota 020 Ohio 741 Oklahoma 323 Oregon 111 Pennsylvania 553 South Carolina 640 Ten nessee 210 Texas 556 Utah 101 Vermont 010 Virginia 072 Washington 1 2 0 West Vir 121 Wisconsin 222 Wy oming 0 2 0 District of Columbia 202 Highways across the country were crowded with cars and the National Safety Council in esti mating 30000000 machines would be on the highways over the 3day holiday predicted 275 persons would be killed in traffic acci dents In last years 4day weekend Fourth of July holiday there were 512 violent deaths including 231 traffic fatalities 163 drowned and 118 killed in miscellaneous acci dents Illinois Town Isolated by Flood Waters Grand Tower 111 southern Illinois river town was completely isolated Saturday by the worst flood in its floodstud ded history It could be reached from the outside only by amphibian plane or boat Food milk and other necessities were being supplied by boat under the supervision of the coast guard The flood waters reached almost to second story windows in some places The Mississippi river gauge Fri day night showed a reading of 406 feet which was 7 of a foot above the previous high mark recorded in 1943 The gauge keeper expect ed the water to rise a little high er before receding The townspeople totaling about 1000 who had battled valiantly against invasion by the river had to give up the fight Thursday night when their hastily erected barricade of sandbags was breach ed by the muddy watersThe busi ness district resi dential area were flooded as water poured through the 30foot break but all residents reached high ground safely The homeless numbering about 600 were being sheltered in tents and 2 schoolhouses located on high ground Something in the nature of a Fourth of July rally was held Friday night under the direction of Mrs L K Jackson Red Cross canteen chairman Plans were discussed for build ing a permanent levee along the waterfront as well as for beauti tying the town Tribute was paid Mayor Jesse Grammer for his strenuous efforts during the fight against the flood Previously the town has turned down proposals for a levee be cause the residents felt it woulc obstruct the view the river and spoil the towns river front park JULYHTHITS ALLTIME PEAK Chicago corn rose to a new alltime high of bushel on the Chicago board o trade Saturday It was the eighth time in two weeks that the price of corn for delivery in July had reached a new peak Four of the record price were set in the last 4 days of trad ing Saturday price highest in the boards 99year history was 7 cents above the previous closi July 3 Weather Report FORECAS1 Mason City Clearing and a little cooler Saturday night Sunday fair with little temperature change Low Saturday night 55 60 High Sunday 7882 Iowa Clearing west and mostly cloudy with scattered showers or thundershowers east portion Saturday night Fair west clear ing east portion Sunday Cooler northwest half Saturday night Little change in temperature Sunday Low Saturday night 55 to 60 northwest and near 65 southeast High Sunday 8085 Minnesota Clear and cooler Sat urday night Sunday fair with little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 84 Minimum 64 At 8 a m Saturday 74 Precipitation 159 YEAR AGO Maximum 83 Minimum 63 Balsa means raft in Spanish and was applied to the wood afte Spanish explorers found Indian using rafts of South America made of it United Airlines passenger plane said they turned their craft off its course near Boise Idaho and chased a strange object for 15 miles before it outdistanced them or disintegrated in the dusk Uni ted Capt R J Smith and Second Officer R E Stevens both of Seattle said we can definitely say that what we saw was not smoke not a cloud and not an other airplane The army and navy remained silent on the flying discs except to deny certain suggested theories A navy spokesman in Washington said Friday night that he doubted the flying saucers were the navys new Flying Flapjack the experimental Vought Corsair FX5UI since none of the planes believed in the area The army said no attempt had been made to pick up the discs with radar equipment explaining that radar facilities were only used for training purposes in this area at present A similar object was seen by John Corlett United Press staff correspondent his wife and Mr and Mrs V H Selby from Cor letts back yard in Boise Corlett said it was a white disc flying about 10000 feet directly over head It disappeared in 3 or 4 sec onds Two Portland Ore police scout cars 3 miles apart notified Police Radio Officer Dick Haller at p m Friday that they had sighted a group of strange objects weav ing in a playful manner 10000 feet above the ground over the southern suburbs of Portland Clark county deputy sheritf Fred Krives stationed across the river from Portland said he saw 20 flying discs slewing off to one side almost in single file over the county courthouse Sgt Claude Cross of the Oregon state police said he saw 2 objects at an unde termined height and thought they looked like toy balloons The others said however that the ob jects they watched for about 90 seconds definitely were not bal loons The discs were reported seen over numerous other communities of the northwest and T L Hucka by of Pine Bluff Ark said he saw a flying object about the size and color of a wash tub He was the 3rd person to report the discs in the Pine Bluff area The mysterious objects also were reported over Utah Friday night for the 2nd time in 2 weeks Two Salt Lake City women Mary Pow ers and Mrs Genevieve Danger field said they were watering their lawn at 7 p m MST when they saw 3 flat discs moving from north to south high over the city Almost halfway across the country at Decatur 111 several motorists said they parked along side a highway Thursday night to watch mysterious round flat ob jects fly across the sky Claude Price concession superintendent of the Illinois state fair said they looked about as big as airplanes Ar Wirepboto FLYING SAUCER This is the picture Coast Guardsman Frank Ryman took of the Flying Saucer near Seattle Wash Friday night He said he thought the white dot arrow is it Photo is near ly 20 times enlarged from orig inal REDS FAIL TO OUST RAMADIER French Prerriier Wins Vote of Confidence Paris French com munist party failing to oust So cialist Premier Paul Ramadier in an assembly test vote unleashed a verbal barrage Saturday agains the Marshall plan sponsored by Ramadiers government Communist Leader Maurice Thorez led the attack by pledging the partys 1000000 members to fight that he called the forces try Ing to isolate Russia from the world He condemned the western Eu ropean bloc being formed b France and Britain as a force to aid international trusts Twenty thousand communists a a mass meeting Friday nigh cheered Thorez and Raymond Guyot secretary of the Seine com munist federation in their sup port of Russia Guyot called thi Marshall plan a device of capi talistic America to try to save i from its greatest depression ex pected next year Ramadier won a vote of confi dence in the assembly 331 to 247 Most of the opposition was from an odd combination of the extrem left and far communist and republican liberty party Th rightists were angry with the gov ernment for publicizing the black maquis plot as a grave threa against the nation Dewey Heads West on Tour o See Sights En Route With Governor Dewey Thomas E Dewey of York sped west Saturday on a 4500mile unofficial campaign rip to head off a reported move aimed at blocking his nomination or president by the republican na ional convention at Philadelphia next year The governor accompanied by Urs Dewey their 2 sons a secre ary and press representative left Albany Friday night by train The amily occupied drawingrooms on i train crowded with holiday trav elers Dewey described the 4weeks rip as a sightseeing tour for his sons but he left no doubt that his lotel room would be open to re publican leaders His first sched jled stop was Sapulpa Okla his wifes home town They will spend 3 days with Mrs Deweys mother and father While in Oklahoma the gover nor will meet with Wcnlz GOP national sommitteeman Wentz said he would drop in on his old friend at Tulsa Wentz will be only one of many republican leaders to meet with Dewey during the trip He will pass through many states and has definitely scheduled stops in Okla homa Montana Missouri Utah Wyoming Idaho Illinois and Michigan Reports of the stopDewey move have come from Washington and it was said to have been instigated by supporters of Senator Robert Taft of Ohio one of the New York governors rivals for the nomina tion Followers of Dewey pinned their hopes ondelegates from western states and they wanted the gov ernor to personally weigh the re ported Taft maneuver They point ed out that Deweys chances of be ing nominated would be short if not impossible without western support Joan Blondell Weds Las Vegas Nev Ac tress Joan Blondell and Michae Todd well known producer wer married here early Saturday in surprise ceremony that took plac shortly after they became recon died from a recent little spat LIFE TERMS FOR NAZI GENERALS Rome British high command in Italy has commuted to life imprisonment the death sen tences imposed by British military courts on Field Marshal Alber Kesselring Col Gen Eberharc von Mackensen and Lt Gen Kur Maeltzer Kesselring was sentenced in Venice May 6 to be shot Von Mackensen and Maeltzer received similar sentences in Rome las Nov 30 All 3 were convicted o responsibility in the 1944 Rome Ardeatine Caves massacre of 335 Italians in reprisal for the killing of 32 German police troops AP Wlrephoto FIREMEN SEEK Griffith left and Kenneth Rmgdahl Decorah city fiemeTberiii search of the wreckage of an AT6 for the body of Marge Hurlburt womans speed flyer who crashed at an air show at Decorah Friday afternoon Holder of Womens Air Speed Record Is Killed at Decorah REVEALFRANCE GREAT SEND NEW NOTE Express Hope Soviet Decision to Boycott Plan Is Not Final By ROMAN JIMENEZ AP Correspondent London Britain and France have sent new notes to Russia expressing the hope that the soviet decision to boycott the Marshall plan is not final a for eign office spokesman said Sat urday The disclosure of the new at tempt to include Russia in the program for rebuilding Europe came less than 24 hours after Brit ish Foreign Secretary Ernest Bev in warned Russia not to pro voke the western world The spokesman said Britain had handed her note Friday to Georgi Zarubin soviet ambassador in London for transmission to his government and that France had given a similar communication to Alexandre Bogomolov Russian ambassador in Paris The new notes were dispatched while European nations studied BritishFrench invitations to a 24nation conference opening in Paris July 12 which will get down to work July 15 on a plan for an integrated European economy with American financial assistance Bevins warning to Russia was contained in a speech Friday night at an Independence day dinner of the American Society in London at which he asserted that regard less of Britains desire for peace others can carry provocation too far At one point in the address he said I love the Russian people Foreign Minister Georges Bi of iseipactediVhere AP Wirepholo MARGE HURLBURT in Air Crash Man Beats Girl to Find Out About Engagement Washington UK len saw George Two police Munson 25 strike Lillian May Barrett 30 They arested him asked him why he did it and were told I wanted to find out if we were still engaged and the only way 1 could do it was to beat it out of her EVERYBODY AND HIS of both the ocean and sun variety pack a section of the beach at Coney Island New York Friday to enjoy the sunblessed 4th of July holiday This was typical of the exodus of city resi AP Wirepholo dents whoswarmed forth to fill the highways parks and beaches throughout the United States causing the great est traffic jam in history Miss Marge Hurlburt Crashes While Trying Slow Roll With Plane Decorah her first ap pearance with a troupe of stunt liers Miss Marge Hurlburt hold er of the womens international air speed record was killed Fri day while performing in a Fourth of July air show here An estimated 2500 spectators witnessed the crash in a corn field at the east corner of the airport The 32 year old Painesville Ohio woman who had joined the aerial circus troupe known as the Flying Tigers 3 days ago was flying a borrowed AT6 She had circled the airport buzzed the field and completed a loop She was executing what ap jeared to be a slow roll when ler plane dived into the field Her body was found in the smashed ship which did not burn The former WASP set a new international speed record for women at 337635 miles an hour last March 16 at Tampa Fla while flying a navy Corsair over 3kilometer course Miss Hurlburt who taught school in Ohio for several years vas entered in the Halle trophy race 10 be held at the na tional air races in Cleveland Aug 30 She won that event last yeai at a speed of 2005 miles an hour She also had planned to join with 2 other women fliers in building 3 small planes for entry in the Goodyear trophy race a the national air races this year a special contest limited to planes of 190 cubic inches engine dis placement This contest is for men fliers and the women owners had not yet named their pilots Miss Hurlburt served in the womens airforce service pilot WASP for 20 months and fer ried all types of planes Brothers Run Into Each Other With Bang Costa Mesa Cal Con ley brothers ran into each other unexpectedly over the holiday On the highway near here car driven by Thomas Conley 46 o Lynwood and George Conley 40 Costa Mesa collided Both families were out fo drives and had no idea the other was in the vicinity the brothers told officers FARM YOUTH 9 DIES OF BURNS Clothing Takes Fire While Burning Trash Keepers 9 died at a hospital here Friday rom burns suffered the day before vhile burning waste paper at the arm home of his parents Mr and Mrs Alvin Keepers 7 miles north of here The paper failed to burn as fast as the lad wanted so he poured uel on the embers An explosion resulted and flames shot under his clothing badly burning his skin The physician described the burns rd degree ie lad rolled in the grass to extinguish the flames while a jrother ran into the house to call lis mother By the time she ar rived the flames were out He was taken to the McCreery hospital where he died Car Accident Injuries Fatal for Iowa Youth Fonda Richard Carey 17 of Fonda died late Friday after noon at Mercy hospital Fort Dodge of head injuries suffered last Sunday night in an auto crash west of Manson The youth had not regained consciousness since the accident Young Carey was riding with Gerald Walterman about ZOfalso of Fonda when their auto over turned on highway No 5 and crashed into a ditch tearing down several feet of fencing Walter man was slightly injured next week to discuss with Bevin further aspects of the Marshall proposal the foreign office spokesman announced A Rome dispatch said the Ital ian foreign ministry had accepted with pleasure a BritishFrench invitation to attend a conference on the Marshall plan Greece Portugal the Netherlands and Denmark also either have accept ed or have indicated they will ac cept Statements from other capitals gave reason for belief that 5 Belgium Switz erland Eire and would attend London diplomatic observers said they expected at least 12 countries to reply favorably those that probably will i they said are Yugoslavia Hungary Bulgaria and all under soviet influence Official attitudes of Czechoslovakia and Poland were in the making Sat urday In Moscow Saturday neither the soviet press nor radio com mented on the invitation though both reported it However the official Russian news agency Tass in a Paris dis patch said These separatist ac tions of the British and French governments which try to force their arrangements on the ques tion of American aid on other European countries encounter serious criticism in democratic circles A Moscow dispatch by Eddy Gilmore of the Associated Press Friday quoted informed persons as saying that Russia with good har vests in prospect and industrial production rising was in a posi tion to offer economic aid of her own to European countries as a counter attraction to the Marshall Two Czechoslovak Premier Klement Gottwald com munist and his foreign minister Jan for Moscow after discussions in Prague parlia mentary circles Friday On the train with them was Po lish premier Josef Cyrankiewicz and 9 ministers homeward bound for Warsaw and a Polish decision on the conference Poland and Czechoslovakia signed a cultural and trade treaty in Prague Friday SAME Stock Irnlllc death in 24 hours lowan Electrocuted Lowden Cook 48 of De Witt was electrocuted while working on a transformer Friday I at the substation here Former King Carol of Romania Weds Mistress as She Nears Death Rio DC Janeiro UR Former King Carol of Romania Saturday married his redhaired mistress Magda Lupescu as she lay near death from anemia Carol sobbed convulsively dur ing the ceremony in the modest Hotel Copacabana suite where the couple has been living Magda was reported in a semi conscious state as the wedding was performed before 6 witnesses Carol decided on the marriage when doctors diagnosed Magdas condition as very grave
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