Wednesday, July 9, 1947

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 9, 1947, Mason City, Iowa VMMRtltfllT if AMI ARCH 1 J NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION umir VOL un Auoctited Fran ind United Pieu Full U Flvi Cent Copjl MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 9 1947 This Papa Contliti oi Two SccUatuScctton On No 231 Shepoiser Heads Mason City Schools HAD CHARGE IN INDEPENDENCE AP Wlrephoto NOT A DISC Gen R M Ramey left commanding general of the 8th air force and ColT J Dubose chief of staff look over what was identified by Ft Worth army air field weather officers as a high altitude ray wind weather recording machine and riot a flying disc If X X New Mexico Ranchers Find Is Balloon Not Flying Disc Fort Worth Tex amination by the army revealed Tuesday night that a mysterious object found on a lonely New Mexico ranch was a harmless highaltitude weather not a grounded flying disc was high indisc consciojisTexas until Brig Gen Roger MnRameyY of the 8th air forces with headquar ters here cleared up the mystery The bundle of tinfoil broken wood beams and rubber remnants of a balloon were sent here Tues day by army air transport in the wake of reports that it was a fly ing disc But the general said the objects were the crushed remains of a ray wind target used to determine the direction and velocity of winds at high altitudes Warrant Officer Irving Newton forecaster at the army air forces weather station here said we use them because they go much higher than the eye can see The weather balloon was found several days ago in a desolate sec tion of New Mexico by a rancher W W Brazill He said he didnt think mueli about it until he went into Corona N Mex last Satur day and heard the flying disc re ports He returned to his ranch 85 miles northwest of Roswell and recovered the wreckage of the balloon which he had placed under some brush Brazill hurried back to Roswell where he reported his find to the sheriffs office The sheriff called the Roswell air field and Maj Jesse A Marcel 509th bomb group Intelligence of ficer was assigned to the case Col William H Blanchard commanding officer of the bomb group reported the find to Gen eral Ramey and the object was flown immediately to the army air field here Ramey went on the air here Tuesday night to announce the New Mexico discovery was not a flying disc Reports Thieves Stole Log Cabin and Adds Theyre Models Columbus Ohio P Ryan 78 year old retired railroad boilermaker reported to police thieves had stolen his log cabin several farm buildings and furni ture Before a police desk sergeant got a chance to ask Ryan to re peat the losses Ryan explained somebody had stolen a complete model farm from his garage He added he spent 2 years construct ing the model farm which he valued at without use of single nail Chief Leads Way as His Own Car Bums Potsdam N Y J Doyle Jr chief of the Potsdam volunteer fire department led the way to the scene of a blazing au tomobile Then Doyle stepped out of his car and discovered his own auto was burning Firemen e tinguished both blazes Souths Mine Operators to Sign Contract By STERLING F GREEN Washington Southern Producers association announced Wednesday it will accept the new soft coal wage contract already signed by 75 per cent of the in dustry Henry F Warden spokesman for the association told reporters after a 2hour session that the or ganization had authorized its 13 mernber associations and indi vidual companies to sign up They will do it right away Warden said adding It might be possible to have some of the mines in operation Thursday Warden estimated that abou 150000 miners would be coverec by the signatures of the southern producers Lewis already had ordered the bulk of the countrys 400000 coal diggers back to work upon sign ing of the new pact by northern and captive mines and most o the midwestern and far western operators Warden said operators in a few southern states Virginia Tennes see and Alabama would delay signing the pact pending a clari fication of an apparent conflic between the agreement and state laws governing the union shop and checkoff I wish it to be understood however Warden said that this is a unanimous action of the asso ciation and that none of the oper ators is refusing to sign the con tract When this problem was raised with the United Mine Workers chief Tuesday Warden said Lewis indicated unwillingness to modify the contract so as to relieve em ployers in the 3 states from thi risk of violating the state statutes Lewis had proclaimed his own certainty that southern operator would sign It is reasonable to assume he said after telling reporters of the United Mine Workers fat contrac gains that the rest of the indus try will sign up in a few days He indicated a resolve to smash the southern association his bit terest industry antagonist in re cent years Terming it purely a propaganda agency with whicl the UMW need not deal Lewi said any of its 13 member associa tions may sign up independently Besides the unprecedented con 444 cent basic hourly wage increase an 8 instead of 9 hour workday and a 10 cen instead of a nickel a ton levy fo the UMW welfare con tract points a loaded gun right a the southern group This is the nexttolast claus which provides that every signe agrees to meet in a national con ference before the contract ex pires next June 30 Thus any southern operate who signs obligates himself to col laborate with the rest of the in dustry in next years bargaining instead of holding aloof as th southern association has don since its split with northern op erators last December 2000 ARRESTED IN GREECE INNAVY2YEARS Only 38 Years Old Appointment Is Made Effective Immediately Mason City had a new super ntendent of schools Wednesday He is Lawrence H Shepoiser su lerintendent of schools at Inde jendence since 1943 except for a 2 year interruption while in the navy He was elected effective imme diately by the Mason City school board at a special meeting Tues day afternoon In a telephone con versation afterward with K F Plough chairman of the school boards special committee he as sured his new employers that the school directors at Independence already have accepted his resig nation there so that he is pre pared to start work in Mason City at once Only 38 years old the new su perintendent was described by joard members who interviewed lim when he applied here for the job as a man of unusually pleas ing personality who can speak clearly forcefully and intelligent ly on a variety of subjects Born at Des Moines he was graduated from Sumner high school and in 1932 received his bachelor of arts degree from Iowa State Teachers college majoring in economics In 1939 he received his master of arts degree from the State University of Iowa major ing in administration Mr Shepoiser was superintend ent of schools at Geneva Consoli dated Hudson Consolidated and Traer public schools between 1935 and his coming to Independence in 1943 He was inducted into the navy in May 1944 and served as a gunnery officer in the Atlantic Mediterranean and Indian ocean until October 1945 He then be came educational services officer at Camp Shoemaker Cal until April 1946 While there he also did surveys and followup work in the colleges and trade schools ofthe San Francisco bay area He is a past president of the Lions club and the Chamber ol Commerce a district commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America a member of the Y M C A area council and active in the Ameri can Legion and Methodist church board While in college he was a mem ber of the wrestling and debate teams and an honor student Mr Clough Howard OLeary and Jay Decker the boards com mittee reported that they had a number of applications from good men but that Mr Shepoiser was their choice without reservation His was among the names recom mended by the University of Iowa officials who were contacted by the committee for possible candi dates He also was highly recommend ed by Iowa State Teachers college officials with whom he was as sociated while superindendent o the Hudson Consolidated school Mr and Mrs Shepoiser and their 2 sons will move to Mason City as soon as they have dis posed of their home in Indepen dence and found one here he said Mr Shepoiser succeeds R B Irons who resigned recently after 17 years as head of the Mason City schools Burglars Batter Big Safe Containing Little One Has Chicago who broke into the Swift company wholesale meat market battered a big safe without making a den in it Finally they left taking a com pany truck and a small safe Market officials said the smal safe contained the big om Sheriff Hunts Room for Extra Prisoner Winchester 111 JF Sherif Randall Killebrew had to go hunt ing for a room for a prisoner after the standing room only sign was placed at the Scott county jail He succeeded in arranging foi detention of one prisoner at a deputy assigned to guard him SENATEFINANCE UNIT APPROVES Russell Studio Photo LAWRENCE H SHEPOISER BURGLARS ENTER HOME GET 80 Residence at Hampton Robbed During Night were seeking clues here Wednesday which might lead to the apprehension of burglars who entered the home of Mr and Mrs Herman W Pet erson Third avenue N E and escaped with in Mr Peter sons billfold Entrance to the home was gained by turning the garbage can upside down climbing onto the porch roof and into a second story window The entire upstairs was ran sacked but nothing was found there The robbers then went downstairs where the family was sleeping entered the bedroom of Mr and Mrs Peterson took the billfold with the money then took Mrs Petersons jewel case out of her vanity dresser drawer and scattered the contents on the dav enport in the living room None of the jewelry was taken but the robbers went through Mrs Petersons purse and took a billfold from it There was no money in the billfold Sometime during the night Ann 10 called to her mother that someone was in her room Her mother thinking she was dreaming quieted her and told Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Wednesday arid Thursday with little tempera ture change Low Wednesday night 5560 High Thursday 80 85 Iowa Generally fair with little change in temperature Wednes day night and Thursday Low Wednesday night 60 to 65 west and 58 to 60 east Minnesota Partly cloudy with a few widely scattered thunder showers northwest and centra portions Wednesday night anc in north and west central por tions Thursday Slightly warm er northeast portion Wednes day night IN MASON GITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at I oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 83 Minimum 59 At 8 a m Wednesday 73 YEAR AGO Maximum 91 Minimum 68 NCOMETAXCUT Expect Passage of Bill Making Speaker Successor to Truman Washington UR The senate inance committee voted 10 to 3 Wednesday to approve the house assed republican tax reduction ill now in its 2nd trip through ongress The committee quickly approved he measure in a session lasting ess than an hour The 3 dissenting votes to the bill lassed by the house Tuesday were ast by senate democratic leader Llben W Barkley of Kentucky democratic whip Scott W Lucas of Illinois and Sen Tom Connally D Texas Before the final vote Lucas of ered a substitute bill which pro osed greater relief for the lower ncome tax brackets than the re publican bill It was rejected by he same 10 to 3 lineup The republican bill which the touse approved by a vote of 302 to 12 calls for personal income ax cuts ranging from 30 per cent or individuals earning taxable in come up to down to 105 per cent for those earning more than her to go to sleep as there was no one there The family discovered the rob bery in the morning finding both front and rear doors of the house unlocked DIVER RETRIEVES TRUCK Diver Charley Delps emerges from the flooded Mississippi river at the foot of Washington street area St Louis Mo after securing a tow rope to the truck when it was completely submerged The truck was unloading oil into the steamer Admiral Other congressional ments develop Congressional approval was due Wednesday fo legislation making Republican House Speaker Joseph W Martin Jr heir apparent to President Truman The presidential succession bill came up for debate in the house and Republican Leader Charles A Halleck said he hoped to send it along to the white house by night all for Mr Trumans signature The senate already has passed the measure The new plan suggested by Mr Truman himself puts the speaker of the house immediately behind he vice president in the succes sion line The secretary of state now follows the vice president Petrillo Chairman Fred A Hartley Jr of the house labor committee accused prospective star witnesses of backing down on their charges against Music Czar James C Petrillo He said they took a runout powder on the house investigation into the activities of the musicians union boss United Nations A bipartisan senate committee of 7 is urging that this country take the initia tive in bolstering the United Na tions as a peace organization One suggestion the senators have is that President Truman should move for a charter revision con ference of UN member states of Navy James Forrestal was being men tioned prominently for the post of secretary of national security that would be created by the armynavy unification bill now before congress It was pointed out that by naming a navy man to the top post President Truman would refute critics who claim that unification would make the army allpowerful joint economic committee heard conflicting opin ions on the future trend of foot prices An official of Genera Foods corporation predicted a cu in the average American house wifes food bill of as much as 15 per cent by the fall of 1948 Bui a spokesman for the V S cham ber of commerce said the Marshal plan for Europes economic re habilitation might result in con siderable upward price pressure Wright Patman D Texas said there are strong symptoms of fascism in the United States that are hiding un der other names In an introduc tion to a controversial report en titled Fascism in Action Pat man said there is considerable doubt whether fascism was ac tually defeated in the recent war Displaced admin istration reportedly was lining up influential officials behind its proposal to admit a substantia number of displaced persons into the United States Secretary o State Marshall and other cabinet members were said to be ready to urge the plan to congress at hear ings next week Says Atomic Files Stolen But No Leak Washington Hick enlooper RIowa told the sen ate Wednesday that important in formation files were taken from the Los Alamos N Mex atomic testing station in March 1946 but were recovered without any breach in security The chairman of the senate house atomic energy committee took the floor to say his group has no reason to believe a published report in the New York Sun that highly secret data on the atomic bomb is missing from the Oak Ridge Tenn atomic energy plant He said however that the lomic energy commission had re lorted to the committee that cer ain documents were taken by 2 rmy sergeants when they were lemobilized from the Los Alamos iroject The theft was not discovered until this year after the atomic energy commission had taken iver from the army the operation if the atomic setup Hickenlooper said the docu ments were recovered from the jrivate files of the 2 exsoldiers vhom he described as souvenir hunters with indications that hey were not seen by any out siders The documents were as we believe completely and fully re covered Hickenlooper told his colleagues There was no effec Ive breach of security We have no information tha any unauthorized persons did see hese documents other than the 2 army sergeants he said adding that the justice department is stil investigating He added The joint committee the led eral bureau of Investigation th military and naval establishment are all keenly aware of the Iran scendental importance of the se curity of the facilities of the atomic energy commission TEXAS CONVICT CAUGHT Adel Branson 24 described by Sheriff Evan A Burger as an escaped Texas con vict was captured at a farm near Dexter Tuesday Burger said Branson was wanted in 3 states and that he had escaped from th1 Latuna Tex prison Flying Disc Mystery Is Cleared Up LeMars local flying disc mystery was chalked up as solved Wednesday F E Spelk tourist from Olney 111 noted the discs as he drove along highway 75 south of Le Mars Spelk stopped his car to watch the discs which appeared to be floating low on the far side of a railroad embankment Spelk returned to LeMars and summoned others to witness the phenomenon Decision was then made to go directly under the discs for a bet ter view On the other side of the em bankment were 2 small boys sail ing pie tins back and forth Oelwein Man Finds Disc Oelwein Celwein resi dent is putting in a claim for find ing one of the much talked about flying discs Lloyd Bennett who said he was seeking the reward forfinding a disc reported that one crashed into his front yard Monday night He described it as a piece of metal inches in diameter and about J of an inch thick One side of it had been torn away Metallurgist Ed Kuhns analyzed the highly polished disc Bennett said and reported that it took heat of 6300 degrees to melt a chip of it Kuhns said the disc appeared to be a type of die cast metal Bennett said there were no planes overhead at the time the object swished through the trees and lit on his lawn CLAIM MOVE TO HALT CIVIL WAR BY COMMUNISTS Zero Hour of Uprising 1 A M Thursday Say Government Spokesmen By L S CHAKALES Athens Greek gov ernment announced that more ban 2000 persons were arrested in the Athens area early Wednes day in raids aimed at stamping out a communist plot to stage a revolution and spread civil war hroughout the entire country Minister of Public Order Na poleon Zervas said the zero hour or the communist stroke was to lave been around 1 a m Thurs day when attacks were to have been staged simultaneously in all parts of Greece bringing the pres nt mountain guerrilla warfare nto urban centers Between 3000 and 4000 police gendarmes and soldiers staged the lightning raids before dawn this morning Zervas said He added that many important com munists already had fled and either were hiding in Athens or in the mountains Most of those arrested he said will be taken to islands near Athens while the investigating continues The transport already has be gun Some ringleaders Zervas added will remain in Athens to await hearings Those not impli cated in the plot will be released and others probably will be exiled officials said A leftist leader who escaped ar rest in the first raids declared Theyre making a clean sweep The arrests were carried out by security police on orders o the council of ministers and followed rumorsrecurrent lor several days communists were plan ning a coup in this area AH KKE communist party leaders in the AthensPiraeus sec tor were reported among those arrested The offices of the communist newspaper Rizospastos were occu pied at 4 a m and the editor An dichristo Kavafakis was arrested others reported taken into custody were Demitrius Part silliades communist secretary general of the leftwing EAM na tional liberation and Mrs Rosa Timvriote chief of the edu cational division of the communist party Unofficial reports said had been arrested in Athens proper 600 in port of Athens 300 in the suburbs Prime Minister Maximos issued statement saying that police had ntereepted a message from Gen Markos Vifiades commander of guerrilla forces in northern Greece to communist leaders in Athens directing them to put into effect immediately plan F Police said plan F called for Punching a campaign of violence n Athens including the murder of political leaders the seizure of mportant ministers and general sabotage The planned uprising police said was designed to affect world Dublic opinion concerning the sit uation in Greece during hearings on the Balkan situation before the United Nations security council in New York Goes to Jail Rather Than Pay 77 Cents for Pork Chop Sandwich St Louis F Hack man internal revenue office em ploye here was free on bone Wednesday following his arresl for refusing to pay 77 cents for a pork chop sandwich in a down town restaurant He told a city judge the sand wich was small and accompanied only by a dab of slaw and French fried potatoes and hed rather go to jail than pay 77 cents for it The judge set rehearing for for July 22 TruckAuto Collision Causes Death 2 Hurt Davenport IP One woman was fatally injured and 2 other persons were seriously injured shortly before noon Wednesday in a truck and automobile collision at an intersection north of here Mrs Paul W Ost St Louis died in Mercy hospital at p m from fractures to both arms and internal injuries Her husband Paul Ost and Russell Howard Davenport are in Mercy hospital suffering from arm fractures cuts and bruises and possible internal injuries SAME BUck traffic dulh In put boon 34TH DIVISION TO MEET Des Moines the 34th Red Bull division as sociation will hold their first post war national reunion and organ ization meeting in Des Moines Sept 6 and 7 Chaplain Deloss I Marken Des Moines conven tion secretary has announced