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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 28, 1947, Mason City, Iowa v NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL un fiem jnd United Pros Pull Lcucd THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS rive Cents a Copyl One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGIO Ham City SODtll e WTAJJ Qulncj UL Friday J p n WOI Amu m WSUl Cllj p Its Communism Versus Democracy TTS presumptuous to try to say whats in the mind of Jose Stalin these days when to every proposal designed to bring sta bility to a confused and wartorn world he has just one ready made answer There must however be a rea son behind his consistent opposi tion to the proposals offered by our country and other nations o the western world And since he doesnt himself take the trouble to explain his course it should be permissible to do a little speculat ing My own speculation starts with the premise that Mr Stalin doesnt want to see order substituted for chaos in the world at least no under American terms DESPITE his professions to the contrary during the war the evidence of the past 2 years at least indicates if it doesnt prove Mr Stalin denies the possibility of communism and democracy working side by side in the world of the future To Mr Stalin the one world ideal is practicable only if its one world committed to and domi nated exclusively by commun ism All of the Russian chips are be ing placed on the assumption that capitalism cant n d Stalin is doing all he can to make that forecast come true THIS attitude first made itself manifest when the United Na i tions organization was being set I jup Russia insisted on a 1nation veto power in the security coun cil United States went along on the assumption that it was an in escapable compromise for the achievement of a larger good At numerous times the Russian spokesman in the U N has re vealed that attitude in connection with proposals having to do with atomic energy controls Even though we had the bomb Mos cow wanted to dictate the terms I of control P And now in the bestowing of American economic relief on Eu rope under the Marshall plan Molotov has assumed a belliger ent attitude By strong arm methods CzechoSlovakia and other nations in the Russian sphere of influence have been barred from participation through obvious strongarm methods AFTER months and years o patient b Roosevelt and Hull then by Tru man Byrnes and Marshall United States has come to a real istic attitude Let it be a show down weve finally decided To the Russian allegation tha democracy is fragile and weak weve retorted Lets see who1 fragile and weak The days of compromise and appeasement are definitely at an end While the door has been lef open for giveandtake coopera tion we are done with traffic on a 1way street such as Russia main tained during the war IR a long time7maybe too long a operated on the assumption that international comity could be brought abou exclusively within the frame work of the United Nations Now we know that the worl organization can be no stronger than Russiawith her frequently used power of veto will let it be come Not because we wanted it so but because we have been forcer to we have accepted the gage of battle extend ed by Russia And may the better man win FOR the time being that eco nomic battle is going to be fought out in Europe under the Marshall plan of rehabilitation The European continent has been divided with the western nations on our side and the eastern na tions clinging willingly or other wise to Russia Later and perhaps before many months the lines will be just as definitely drawn in Asia Japan seems to be squarely on our side China is split India hasnt as jet given any clearcut indication of where she will end up In a way that cant be mis understood weve said to Russia This far and no further Weve committed ourselves to a policy of blocking communistic expansion AS we enter the contest its comforting to know that the support for our policy transcends partisan lines Our national congressthrough lie war years and since has held jp the hand of the administration in foreign affairs Inclusion of spokesmen for the opposition party in the formulation and execution of the foreign policy has proved helpful in promoting its bipartisan aspects Significantly too the governors of the states meeting at Salt Lake CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 MASON dTI IOWA MONDAY JULY 28 1947 HOME EDITION This Paper Consists of Two One No 217 END INDUSTRIAL SUGAR RATION EASTERN IOWA Simple Rites HIT BY STRONGforMother WIND AND RAIN Estimate Damage at in Davenport Near Twister at Clinton By UNITED PRESS Residents in Davenport and communities other eastern Iowa Monday were digging out from under debris following violent rain and windstorms Sunday There were no personal injuries reported Damage was estimated at more than at Davenport where rain and high winds reached a velocity of 75 miles per hour and raged for more than 2 hours Hundreds of trees were blown over electrical service was dis and city firemen were kept rasy putting out fires caused by alien high voltage wires More ban 2 inches of rain fell at Dav enport during the storm and Du buque reported 143 inches The major damage there was at the Davenport munic pal stadium where a light tower was broken off the grandstand a portion of the roof was torn away and 100 feet of fence was ipped away At Clinton where winds reached neartornadic force trees were iprooted and several homes dam ged Many automobiles were wrecked beyond repair and power ines were impaired The steel transmitting tower of radio station KKOS oa top of a Clinton business building was oppled by the high wind block ing a street At Dubuque the wind and rain torm lasted for 2 hours causing amage to power light and tele hone service All arc lights in the ity were put out by the storm finds reached a velocity of 65 to 0 miles an hour and electric secy ce was curtailed for 4 hours High winds struck Miles east of Haquoketa damaging power and elephone lines Sixty trees were lown over Five steers were killed when the barn on the Mar in Wilcke farm south of Miles was destroyed Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair continued warm and humid Monday night and Tuesday Thundershowers pos sible Tuesday night Low Mon day night 68 high Tuesday 95 Iowa Fair and continued warm Monday night and Tuesday Low Monday night 75 west to 68 east High Tuesday 95100 Minnesota Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday with scat tered thundershowers Tuesday warmer Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 86 Minimum 59 At 8 a m Monday M 75 YEAR AGO Maximum 70 Minimum 60 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 92 Minimum gg At 8 a m Sunday 75 Precipation of President Grandvlew Mo Mrs Martha Ellen Truman daughter of a Missouri pioneer farmer and mother of the nations president will be buriedMonday afternoon on a shaded knoll in Kansas City town where sue was born 94 years ago The ceremony will simple and private as the mother and her devoted son Harry S Tru man had previously agreed The funeral services beginning at 3 p m central standard time in Mrs Trumans plainly furnished living room were for the family alone Only 3 or 4 cars will follow Mrs Trumans cortege on its 17 mile trip to Forest Hill cemetery from the little cottage on dusty unpaved Feland Avenue in Grand view near the Frisco railroad tracks It was in Grandview the presi dent spent 12 days away from the worlds highest office in May because his mother had a sinking spell there he was bound Sat urday when word of her hearts failure overtook him in the presi dential Forest Hill cemetery made ready grave g in block 43 lot 85 In the same lot rests John Ander son Truman the presidents father The location is the top of a rolling hill under maples elms and oaks John Truman was buried there November 4 1914 The Truman sorrow though more than a family affair was sheltered from the curious by se cret service men state and local police who blockaded roads for 2 blocks around the frame house The frame house was a funeral wreath of purple and white In side at the foot of a simple sil very casket was a single great cluster of red roses In the open casket where close friends said their goodbyes Sunday lay Mar tha Truman in her favorite blue dress she bought last Februaryto wearsqn a visit to Harry in the white That trip was never made be cause a fall on February 13 frac tured her hip and led to the heart SENATORS SMILECONGRESS IS OUTThe senate closed the fhTSon oTthe 80th Congress at a m Sunday 3 hours after the house had decided to go home These happy lawmakers leaving the upper chamber are left to right Senators Pepper Sparkman Baldwin K McGrath DR Holland and Robertson Hot 1948 Issues Stand Out as 80th Congress Goes Home strain which brought about her death On an earlier Mothers day had cap tured the nations fancy by ex claiming fiddlesticks fuss made about her She asked her newlyswornin son Harry if yon are president why cant you shoo all these people away The president meeting an old friend on her doorstep Sunday night said he was tired He hadnt made the energetic 6 p m walk that is usual when he stays at the summer white house in In dependence 25 miles away now occupied by the presidential family Mercury Climbs to 87 in Mason City The mercury climbed to 87 at Monday afternon in Mason City approaching Saturdays sum mer high of 92 as much of the state sweltered in 100 degrees heat The weatherman had a fore cast of fair and continued warmer Monday night and Tuesday with minimum readings Monday night highs Tuesday at 68 to 75 and hitting 95 to 100 All Iowa felt new seasonal YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 79 62 highs over the weekend as Sioux City reported 102 Saturday and Atlantic 100 Sunday Readings generally were in the high 90s Sunday though Mason Citys top was 86 as were some others in the northeast sector More than an inch of rainfall fell at Burlington Davenport and Dubuque Saturday Sunday morning Youth 15 Attempts to Cash in at Howard Hughes Expense Chicago Cordes 15 admitted Monday that he is not he son of wealthy airplane manufacturer Howard Hughes He also aid he doesnt have a rich grandmother But he sure wished both were true If so his real Dad wouldnt have had to shell out S200 to pay for Glens lavish weekend consist ng of 1 a hotel penthouse 2 a limousine 3 steaks 4 cham pagne Cordes big weekend started early Saturday when he identified umself at the Hotel Continental as Hughes son He demanded the M suite available and was lie a day penthouse Cordes asked the hotel to ar ange a party for him in the pent ouse that night Just a small af air for a few intimate friends e said Then he went for a ride a private limousine e hired for the occasion During the ride he picked up a ouple of chums from Schurz high chool where he is a sophomore he pals were John Nalenzy 15 nd William Krueger 17 He took hem to the penthouse for the arty which he told them was be ng financed by my rich grand lOther It was quite a party The steaks cost The wine bill was The limousine waited at the door meanwhile It was about then that Cordes bubble burst A newspaper re porter hearing that Howard Hughes was in town stopped by the hotel to question Hughes about those parties that congress men are investigating Even that didnt shake Cordes a while The reporter pointed out that usually referred to as Hollywoods most eligible bache lor has been divorced from his wife for many years Record Shows Teamwor With Truman on Foreign Affairs Domestic Split By DOUGLAS B CORNELL A F Staff Correspondent Washington IP Sign pointing toward teamwork witt the white house on world affair slugging matches on domest problems andhot 1948 election is sues stand out along the roug road the 80th congress traveled 1 its own halfway mark The first session crashed to close in Sundays early hours Ad journment until President Truman or republica leaders call an emergency sessio at the off a raucous roar ing political scrap in the senat and a backslapping rollickin song fest in the house Weary members now are beat ing a path back home to find ou what the people think of this firs streamlined congress this firs republicancontrolled congress in a decade and a half The grass roots reaction is im portant Top issues already ar shaping up for next years elec tioneering for a president all 43 house members and 32 of the 9 senators For instance There are taxes and labor th high cost of living and the high cost of government Held on the hook until nex winter were such measures as universal military training long range housing military coopera tion with Latin America a mini mum wage boost for the lowest paid interstate workers and loy alty checks on government work rs It was a political battle royal in the senate that kept congress on the job on a sabbath for the firsl time since 1929 Democrats had succeeded in blocking a republican bid for a fullscale investigation into Attor ney General Clarks handling ol vote fraud charges in Kansas City Senator Brewster RMe tried to get even by preventing approv al of the nomination of Philip B Perlman of Baltimore to be solici tor general a toprank spot under Clark Brewster finally gave up The senate confirmed Perlman 58 to 21 and adjourned at a m CST In the house members had fin ished a final fling of republican democratic bickering over econo my around 7 p m Saturday Back at the cross roads there are such readymade political is sues as 1 Taxes Congress voted twice to trim income taxes 000 President Truman vetoed both bills The vetoes stuck The bills died 2 Labor Congress passed a bill to make unions liable to punish ment for many things never pen alized Organized labor and the president denounced it Congress made the bill a law over a veto 3 Spending Republicans and democrats squabbled all through the session about trimming gov ernment expenses Mr Truman asked last January or some to run the government in the year that began July 1 The house decided to whack of the total The senate figured would be enough of a slash They never did get together and split Jie though they were supposed to under the 1946 night and reorganization aw which sup posedly streamlined congress Records of the house appropria tions committee show Mr Truman wanted 551555 The house cut 525 the senate cut and what they finally agreed o was or a reductio of 1 4 Living costs The lawmakers heard plenty and said plent about high prices They didnt d much1 about them except continu rent controls until next March 1 with permission for landlords t boost rents 15 per cent in ex change for leases running throue all of 1948 Congress made a start towan changes when it approved ant President Truman signed a bi unifying the army navy and ai forces in a single cabinet depart ment of defense Mr Truman got the nominatior of James V Forrestal under th wire to be the new secretary o defense Forrestal has been secre tary of the navy The senate ap proved the appointment in its hours BOY 15 DROWNS WHILE WADING Iowa Falls Farm Youth Steps Into Deep Hole Iowa were pending Monday for Richard Roeske 15 who lives near Iowa Falls who drowned in the Iowa river 5 miles outheast of here near Cross Fore Sunday night The boy was attending a fam ly picnic and had gone wad ng in the river Authorities said c apparently stepped into a leep hole while wading with ther boys He could not swim The boys body was recovered 5 minutes after the accident by Richard Burton an Iowa Falls dumber Richard is survived by his par nts Mr and Mrs Fred Roeske who live southeast of Iowa Falls and a sister Janet He was a reshman at Iowa Falls high chool last year The body was taken to the Wood uneral home and prepared for urial Iowa Ewe Brings Des Moines Mrs Frances North of Greenville Ohio paid 420 for Rotters Coleen top elling sheep in the Iowa Stud tarn show and sale here Saturday Rotters Coleen a yearling hropshire ewe was owned by E I Rotter and Son West Point owa SAME Black muni trattU death In M fcoui MAN INJURED IN BRAWL AT MANLY Struck Over Head at OneDay Celebration Manly Glenn Terry 20 o Chicago was reported in serious condition at Mercy hospital in Ma son City Monday from injuries suffered in a brawl on the main street here Saturday night durin the A skull fractur was feared and surgeons said i would be necessary to ojjerate Sheriff Carl Sheimo of North wood and Officers William Pinta and L J Bankes of Manly were trying to find Terrys assailant and others engaged in the brawl which occurred in a large crowd Several others were hit reporting injuries less severe Terry who operated a conces sion at the celebration said a fight started near his place be tween several persons whom he did not know He said he went in to try and break it up when some one hit him from behind Dr G S Westly of Manly who first attended the young man said Terry was hit on top of the head by some hard object He said there was some hemorrhage and le feared there might be a frac ure One side and one leg were partially paralyzed he said Terry was taken to Mercy hos ntal at Mason City in Brides am 3ulance Report Oat Yield of 106 Bushels to Acre Blencoe yield of 106 bushels of Clinton oats to the acre was reported Monday by Rudolph Howschultz The test was 39 jounds per bushel The crop will e kept for seed he said U S Task Force in China Yokosuka task force 1 under the command of Rear Adm W A Kitts III arrived here rom Shanghai It will depart for Tsingtao Aug 2 The task force ncludes the flagship USS St Paul nd 4 destroyers the Rogers Duncan Tucker and Perkins Witness Says WPB Feared Kaiser Public Washington Meig wartime war production board o ficial said Monday the boar feared Henry J Kaiser would tak his case to the roan in the stree if it failed to give every consid eration to his plans for an eno mous flying boat not yet com pleted But Meigs who headed the WP aircraft division told the sena war investigating committee tha he knew of no political pressure which forced the letting of a con tract to Kaiser and Howar Hughes millionaire manufacture for the ship despite opposition the aircraft industry and practic ally every government agenc concerned The project proposed in 194 when submarine sinkings wer causing great concern sounde good to the man in the street th witness said As a subcommittee launched public investigation into the Kais erHughes contract there wer these other developments 1 Hughes notified the commit tee that his globetrotting public ity man John Meyer will b available this week for testimon The committee already has hear in closed sessions Meyers story of expenditures for entertainmen of government offiicals an others 2 Senator Brewster RMaine chairman of the committee tol reporters he had accetped free ai transportation from Hughes Hoi lywood millionaire who heads th Trans World airline but only fo the convenience of Hughes in con ferring on the committees work Hughes charged Monday in ar open letter that the Maine senate had made trips on which the or dinary charges would be 3 Meigs testifiedhe toll Hughes in 1942 that if the Kaiser conceived plane was not built p time Hughes would be blamec by the public and politicians Meigs who had described Kais ers plan for a 200ton boa is fantastic said under ques iloning by Chairman Ferguson RMich of the subcommitte hat WPB officials knew that Mr Saiser was very close to the white louse that he was active in pub icity and that he regarded himsel as a miracle man We knew that if we didri jive Mr Kaiser every considera ion he might go back to the pub lic and say he had not had the proper review or that there was prejudice Meigs said Senator Hatch DN Mex asked Was there anything fraudulent orrupt or anything wrong witt his contract No not to my knowledge1 Meigs replied isherman Downs Airplane With Can Omaha fisherman an oyed by a DDTspraying plane lying low over nearby Carter ake Iowa threw a beer can into he planes propeller and brought the plane down Pilot Larry Anderson ofKan as City had no trouble making a anding at the nearby Omaha mu icipal airport but repair of the ropeller cost us 5 hours flying I A Herschfield of Aer al Crop Service said Monday Four youngsters caught throw ng rocks at the plane at Carter ake were apprehended by Mayor Wilson Mabrey of Carter Lake erial crop service holds a gov ernment contract for spraying reas involved in recent Missouri asm floods The Carter Lake raying was due for completion onday Paratroopers Jump Into st Action in West Java Area paratroopers and fresh amphibious forces ave been hurled against the Indonesian republican army it was dis losed Monday An Indonesian communique said Dutch paratroopers jumped into ic village of Lamadjang near Fengalengan in West Java It was the rst time paratroopers were reported in action since Indonesian intch fighting broke out g days ago The Indonesian announcement said the populatftm of Lamadjang mmediately attacked the paratroopers It I claimed Dutch aif craft destroyed the city before aratroopers jumped Dutch air raft also were dropping food to jolated frontline Dutch troops A Dutch communique said utch troops landing from the sea tonday occupied Boekit Lampoe n the west coast of Sumatra to revent Indonesian batteries from helling Dutch shipping Indonesian defenders surprised y the predawn assault offered o resistance a Dutch commu ique said The communique added however that Indonesians managed to destroy a lighthouse efore the Dutch could land As the DutchIndonesian fight g entered its 2nd week Dutch orces spread over southern Su atra and raced to finish oc cupying the coastal areas of northern Java Dutch troops push ing into the interior of Java however encountered stiff re sistance Dutch planes dropped food to front line Dutch forces indicat ing the effectiveness of the Indo nesians attempts to cut the supply lines of every Dutch unit which left its base The Dutch communique an nouncing occupation of Boekit Lampoe said the populatfon was distressed by lack of food and medical supplies and asked Dutch troops to kill wild pigs which were destroying crops LACK OF FUNDS FOR PROGRAM CAUSES ACTION Keep Price Controls Place Restriction on Supplies on Hand Washington agricul ture department announced the end of sugar rationing at 10 a m CST Monday because of a lack of funds to finance the program The action ends rationing to in dustrial and institutional users Rationing to housewives was ended 2 months ago However price controls are be ing kept And controls on the amount of supplies which indus trial users may have on hand were instituted In announcing this action the department said congress failed to appropriate funds necessary to continue work of the sugar ra tioning administration It said that office is being closed down immediately and all ration ing employes were being dis missed Monday The department said all orders suspending sugar rationing to al leged violators of rationing rules are revoked Likewise all suspen sion order proceedings now pend ing were ordered ended Persons under subpoena or not ice to appear in such proceedings are now released from making their appearance Briefly the new inventory coh Lrols restricting the amount of sugar industrial users may have on hand provide general limitation of sugar inventories for any peron Cother than household users to maximum of 2000 pounds limitation for any indus trial or institutional user of 140 per cent of the quantity used dur ing the corresponding and next succeeding monthending June 30 1947 limitation for all whole salers or retailers to quantities equal to those sold by them dur ing the preceding calendar month No limitation was placed on in ventories of primary distributors that is refiners sugar mills and mporters UN Council Faces Test on Balkans By JOHN A PARRIS JR A P Staff Correspondent Lake Success consensus f delegates indicates that a far eaching decision may come Tues ay on the Balkan problem and vith it a test of the United Na ons power for effective action n the peaceful settlement of dis utes As the tT N security council repared to convent Monday del gates said they anticipated a vote or not later than Thurs ay on an American proposal to et up an international watch og commission over the Bal ans The vote on the plan will cli max a weeklong fight between ussia and the United States over he Balkan problem which was rought to the council by Greece wd resulted initially in an inquiry uto Balkan border incidents When a U N inquiry group ound Yugoslavia Bulgaria and Ubania primarily responsible for upporting guerrilla warfare in reece the United States de manded that the council establish semipermanent investigation ommission of the Balkan borders Russiaalong with her 3 satel tes immediately opposed the U plan and said she coujd not ccept it thus giving rise to the ossibility that she might use her ower of veto in the council to revent such action With a showdown now near be iveen the U S and Russia dele ates made no attempt to mini ize the consequences of a Soviet eto They expressed the opinion lat a defeat of the U S proposal ould have grave effects on the orld organization in Herd of 34 Cattle illed by Train South f Clear Lake Junction No 18 northbound passenger ain on the Rock Island Lines lied 5 of a herd of 34 Black An is cattle on the rightofway out 4 a m Monday 2 miles suth of the Clear Lake junction ccording to a report made by ailroad officials It was not determined how the ittle happened to be on the ghtofway The herd is owned f Jim Rhodes who resides about mile south of the junction M