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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 30, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION UUllJ VOL LUI Associated Press United Pros Full Leued Wires Five Cents Copy MASON C1TT IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY 30 1947 This Paper Consists Two One NO 249 DEMAND UN ACTION IN INDONESIA JEWISH GROUP STRIKES BACK UN HOLY LAND Underground Gang Says 2 Britons Hanged in Reprisal for Executions Jerusalem Irgun Zvai ieumi issued a communique ednesday asserting that 2 British kergeants whom it kidnaped July J12 had been hanged in a forest hear Natanya in reprisal for the pxecution of 3 Irgun members at icre prison Tuesday Shortly after the communique issued from Tel Aviv a police ource there reported that the todies of the 2 soldiers had been found Official government sources Jiowever were not immediately able to confirm that the sergeants Martin and Nervin been slain I In issuing its communique I Irgun Zvai Leumi also disclosed jthat it had received an appeal for I clemency from Paices father but said it had been ignored because it should have been directed to those who refused clemency to the executed Irgunists We cannot do anything about it Irgun said the elder Paice had been told The underground Jewish organ ization asserted the Britons seized at Natanya were tried by a mil itary court and convicted on charges of illegal entry into Pal estine being members of an ille gal British criminal terrorist or ganization known as the British occupation force in Palestine which is responsible for the sup pression of Jewish rights in Pal estine and for the deportation of Jewish citizens from their home land As members of the British army the sergeants also were ac cused by IrgurToT3Hat it called the murder of Jewish women and children and of illegal pos session of arms Hagana another Jewish under ground agency of less violent leanings was reported to have conducted an all night search for the sergeants despite the British curfew The Irgunists hanged by the British were Meir Nakar Absolom Habib and Yacoub Weiss They had been condemned for the shooting bombing jail delivery at Acre prison May 4 in which 251 convicts were set free and 16 per sons were killed It was confirmed officially that G E G Charlton superintendent of Acre prison had been suspend ed for refusing for personal rea sons to attend the executions of the 3 Irgunists Charlton 25 years in Palestine government jobs was succeeded by Andrew Clowe who supervised the hangings An in quiry was in progress The dusktodawn curfew im posed about 2 weeks ago on the 50000 Jews in Haifa was lifted Wednesday A search conducted through the Herzeliya Jewish quarter Tuesday night resulted in the detention of 9 persons Two British soldierswerekilled and 3 were injured Wednesday by an electricallydetonated mine near the Hedera railway station it was officially announced CHANDLER GETS LIFE SENTENCE Also Fined for Treason During War Boston Chandler 58yearold former Baltimore Wednesday was sentenced to life improsionment and fined for treason in serving as a nazi radio mouthpiece during the war Federal Judge Francis J W Ford imposed the sentence after Chandler himself made an almost belligerent statement to the court dismissing as ridiculous his coun sels plea that he was insane and repeating that he still held to the opinions he expressed in his broadcasts for the nazis Chandler in a soft cultivated voice that trembled with emotion at times said that he was not convicted for what he had done but for my beliefs If it be treason to say what you believe it is right to say then in the words of Patrick Henry make the most of it Blue Heads Home Honolulu Robert D Blue of Iowa will sail for San Francisco Thursday on the naval transport President Hayes The other members of a party of 11 governors who arrived here as guests of the navy aboard the bat tleshipIowa are flying home AP Wlrepboto NINE NATIONS SAY of 9 nations on the UN security council at Lake Success Tuesday raise their hands in support of a U S proposal for creation of a commission designed to bring peace to the Balkans Russias veto killed the resolution Around the table from right foreground are Fernand vanLangehove of Belgium Joao Carlos Muniz of Brazil T F Tsiang of China Dr Alfonso Lopez of Columbia Alexandra Parodi of France Chairman Oscar Lange of Poland Assistant UN SecretaryGeneral Ivan Kerno Faris elKhoury of Syria Andrei Grpmyko of Russia V G Lawford of the United Kingdom Herschel V Johnson of the United States Col W R Hodgson of Aus tralia and Joza Vilfan of Czechoslovakia who had no vote in the proceedings U S Maps New Moves to Keep Balkan Peace After Red Veto U S PROTESTS SOVIET LOOTING IN AXIS NATIONS Wants Information on Removal of Italian and German Assets Washington iP The United states has protested to Russia against soviet removal of former German and Italian assets from the defeated Balkan gary Bulgaria and Romania Undersecretary of State Eobert Lovett told a news conference Wednesday that a note had been delivered to Soviet Foreign Min ister Molotov in Moscow Tuesday asking full information regarding such transfers of property Lovett said the state depart ment took the position in its note that 1 All removals of property to Russia before the Hungarian Bul garian and Romanian peace trea ties come into effect are of pro AP Wlrephoto RUSSIA SATS A Gromyko soviet representative raises his hand to register Rus sias veto of the Balkan watch dog proposal Tuesday after noon in the UN security council at lake Success N T ANN CASEY OUT OF GOLFTOURNEY SPORTS BUIXETIN Cedar Rapids IP Ann Casey the medalist and tourney favorite was eliminated 3 and 2 from the Iowa Womens Golf tournament quarterfinals Wed nesday by Mrs H R Staats for mer state champion from Dav enport Mrs Staats a veteran of tournament play shot sizzling golf and toured the outside 9 in womens fash ioning her upset victory over the Mason City contender Mason Citys Air Service Not Affected Designation of Waterloo as an alternate with Mason City as a stopping point on the Kansas CityTwin Cities line of Mid Continent airlines will not affect Mason City service the Mason City Chamber of Commerce was assured in a telegram Wednes day from J W Miller Kansas City the airline president One of the airliners now flying across Mason City on the route without stopping will be diverted to stop at Waterloo it was ex plained The civil aeronautics board in Washington D C announced the new franchise Tuesday as an amendment to the decision in the northcentral case There are about 200000 by products derived from bituminous coal SAME White flair means no traffie dealb In put hours Greece May Invite Members Individually to Send Observers By JOHN M H1GHTOWER AF Staff Correspondent Washington veto of a United Nations watchdog commission for the troubled Greek border sent United States officials on a hunt Wednesday for some new American maneuver Herschel V Johnson this conn trys spokesman in the security council argument over the Greek case was summoned to the state department for top level consulta tions Johnson told reporters in New York after the veto action that we are not going to let the thing go by default One possibility known to be un der consideration here would have the effect of going outside the United Nations in order to put in ternational observers in Greece According to this plan Greece would invite security council mem bers individually to send observ ers to the country While both the United States and Britain are known to have given this idea some favorable study authorities make clear that the American government would greatly prefer to keep the whole Greek case within the United Na tions Hence the line of action con sidered most probable is for the United States to make some new proposal for security council ac tion on the basis that Greek trou bles withAlbania Yugoslavia and Bulgaria have reached the point of disturbing world peace and therefore require decisive action by the U N The Russian veto was not un expected here In fact with 3 of the Soviet sattelite countries involved in aid ing the Greek communist guerillas who are trying to overthrow the Athens government officials said any other Soviet coarse would have been hard to imagine However until the veto finally was invoked Tuesday state de partment authorities kept open a hope that the Soviet Union might simply have abstained from vot ing Diplomats here noted that this was the 2nd time within a few weeks that the Russians have acted in a way which clearly and decisively set them apart from the western democracies The first of the 2 incidents oc curred at Paris when Soviet For eign Minister Molotov flatly re jected the Marshall plan for European recovery The importance of the 2 devel opments taken together some dip lomatic experts here suggest is that the Soviets now appear to have reached the point at which they no longer consider it neces sary to make a show of striving for unity with the western democ racies These incidents have stimulated discussion among authorities as to 1 whether Russia is genuinely interested in trying to make the United Nations work and 2 particularly whether the veto in the Greek case does basic harm to the United Nations as a peace keeping organization Almost 20 pounds of coffee per capita wascoasumedjathe United States during HEAT CAUSE OF FARMERS DEATH Becomes Suddenly 111 While Shocking Oats Gunn 58 farmer near Cylinder died Tues day afternoon when he became overcome by heat while shocking oats In a temperature reported of ficially as 102 he complained of the heat and sat down under a tree After a rest he started shock ing again when he was overcome and died before a doctor arrived The physician reported death was due to heart failure caused by heat The wife and 3children sur vive visional character 2 Austrian assets in these countries can not be seized on the grounds that they are Ger man properties pending allied agreement on a German assets definition of 3 Only removals made in ac cordance with peace treaty pro visions can be recognized by the United States as legal The note said the United States is concerned because it was one of the signers of the peace trea ties with Hungary Bulgaria and Romania and thus holds respon sibility for enforcement of the pacts provisions In discussing Italian assets in these countries the note said dis posal of such properties is specifi cally provided for in the peace treaty Dispatches from London said the British government had de livered a similar protest to the Russians Tuesday Lovett told re porters in answer to questions that he does not know the value of the properties involved but assumes it is considerable otherwise the United States would not have taken the matter up with Moscow Report Typhoid Fever Des Moines city health department has reported 2 mild typhoid fever cases the first re ported here this year The pa tients are Mrs Rose Marie Libby 30 Des Moines and Eyllen Bond 17 of Cambridge Jones Soys FDR Gove Hughes GoAhead on Big Flying Boat Washington Jones said Wednesday that Howard Hughes was given a goahead to complete a huge flying boat after the late President Roosevelt objected to cancelling the contract with the plane unfinished The former secretary of commerce and federal loan administrator testified before senate war investigating subcommittee on the basis of a memorandum he made after a cabinet meeting in February 1914 The committee is investigating in government contracts awarded to Hughes Jones told the committee that Chairman Donald M Nelson of the production board had structed him Feb 11 1944 to can cel a defense plant cprp contract with Hughes for the flying boat Jones said he complied bingo Subcommittee Chairman Homer Ferguson then handed him a memorandum Jones had written after a cabinet meeting Feb 18 1944 In the memo Jones said he had lingered after the meeting to tell President Roose velt that Nelson had ordered the contract cancelled The president stated that he thought the experience to be gained was of too much value to throw away and he thought the contract should not be cancelled Jones read Meanwhile Hughes accused Senator Owen Brewster R chairman of the full in vestigating committee of trying to blackmail him into merging TransWorld Airways with Pan American Airways Brewster champion of a Pan American plan to force merger of all U S overseas air lines cited a Biblical story by way of denial Chairman Ferguson said flatly that the senate group does not function that way Hughes in a Los Angeles state ment had accused Brewster of offering to call the investigation off if the plane manufacturer would agree to merge TWA In which he Is principal stockhold er with Pan American The Jones memorandum con tained a handwritten notation that Nelson had ordered the con tract reinstated As a resultof those instructions Jones negotiated a new contract under which the government agreed to bear up to of the cost of a single plane Hughes would absorb any addi tional cost The original contract required the government to bear the en tire cost but provided no profit for Hughes or Henry J Kaiser who had teamed with him to ob tain the contract Hughes and Kaiser had estimated the total cost at for 3 planes when the first contract was negotiated Ferguson asked if Mr Roosevelt knew aviation experts thought the REMOVE BODY FROM BLAST SCENEVolunteer rescue workers hand from the basement of a beauty shop which was destroyed by an explosion Tuesday at Har risonburg Va Spectators upper left stand on the brick wall torn away by the blast At rear is the interior of the adjoining building Harrisonburg Va UR Fire Chief L S Armentrout said Wednesday a spark from a beauty machine or a smokers lighted match might have set off the ex plosion in Paulines beauty shop and charm school which killed 10 women and sent 25 others to the hospital Tuesday The explosion of accumulated gas apparently from a butane tank in the basement killed or in jured most of the 40 beauty oper ators and women in the shop at p n EST More than 60 per sons were injured includingpas scrsby struck by flying glass and pieces of brick The explosion threw a black cloud of dust and smoke over the city The onestory building occupied almost J of the towns small busi ness district The explosion ripped through an auto accessory store a jewelry store and another section of the building which was unoc cupied Mrs Pauline Sullivan who owned the beauty shop left about 0 minutes before the blast oc curred The dead were buried under the debris Some of the survivors were trapped with their hair caught in permanent wave machines Their hysterical screams guided rescue workers through the dustchoked ruins of the building Many of the dead and injured were teenagers from nearby towns Frantic fathers and husbands joined rescue workers digging into the debris One of the victims was pretty Dorothy G Bowman of Mt Jack son Va who went to the shop on her 20th birthday with the money for a permanent wave which her parents gave her for a present BREWSTER HUGHES plane would produce nothing of benefit to aviation Jones replied that all the president knew was in Nelsons letter ordering the cancellation Jones said he had not called the case to the presidents attention with an eye to having the contract reinstated He testified that he tried to persuade Hughes to drop the project but that Hughes had contended there was something to be gained by completing the plane Hughes agreed to stand what ever cost there was in excess of Jones explained As a business man he said Jones did not want to continue to commit the government to the entire cost when it might run double the which had been spent at that time Jones testified that in 1942 Nel son instructed his agency to let the flying boat contract and tha we had no choice Jones was not the first witness to tag Nelson with responsibility for the plywood plane contrail awarded to Hughes and his then partner west coast industrialisl Henry J Kaiser On Monday Merrill C Meigs former chief of the war produc tion boards aircraft division told the subcommittee that the prime responsibility restedon Nelson Iowa Cools Off After Its Sizzler There wont be so many wiltec collars in the laundry hampers Wednesday night for the Weather Man says that the back of the nations mostwidespread 47 heat wave has been broken While the mercury hit an ali season high of 93 degrees in Mason City Tuesday afternoon and sizzling 100 degrees and more in 16 states Wednesday it had only climbed to 85 degrees locally by p m and more reliefwas expected in Iowa from the bank of cooling air reported moving out of Canada across Montana anc the Dakotas Normal temperatures were ex pected for the Mississippi river valley late Wednesday arid in the Ohio river valley Thursday The highest official reading reportec Tuesday by the Weather Bureau was 107 at Sioux City while Ham burg had an uofficial reading of 110 Thursdays high is expected to be about 85 while the low for Wednesday night is expected to be about 62 to 65 There isno inciioa tion that needed showers will fal in the state Inwbdd reported of an inch Tuesday the only pre cipitation in the state Record readings were reportec through the state1 Tuesday A Estherville the mercury hit 105 degrees the first time since July 24 1941 that a reading of more than 100 was recorded there Other high readings included 10 at Fort Dodge and Spencer 102 at Council Bluffs 101 at Atlantic and 100 atAmes and Des Moines The bank of states south of Kan sas and Missouri will be missec by the mass of chilling air from the north Tuesday the thermom eter hit over 100 degrees from Riverside Cal as far east as Memphis The oven of the nation was Blythe Cal with 112 degrees Tuesdays high temperature o 94 at Chicago contrasted sharply with that recorded a week ago when the mercury sank to 493 de grees an alltime low for the month The temperature at Land OLakes Wis was 54 degree higher than last Tuesdays low o 33 degrees At Marquette Mich the high Tuesday was 92 as com pared with a high of 55 on Sunday AUSTRALIA AND INDIA REQUEST COUNCIL MOVE Hodgson Asks Special Meeting Immediately to Investigate War Lake Success fP Australia Wednesday requested a special meeting of the United Nations se urity council to act on the fight ng in Indonesia Australian Delegate Col W R lodgson formally filed a com plaint with the council shortly after a similar complaint had been ubmlttcd by the Indian delega ion Hodgson described the situation as urgent and asked Dr Oscar jange of Poland council presi lent to call immediately a meet ng of the security council for con sideration of this communication The Indian complaint also had asked for immediate action At Canberra Australian Prune Minister Joseph B Chifley said he Australian step was being akcn in the hope that not only will hostilities cease but that the security council will prove Its worth in dealing quickly and ef fectively with a situation of this kind At The Hague a Netherlands for eign office spokesman said Au stralias action was regrettable Recalling mediation offered pre viously by British Foreign Secre tary Ernest Bevin the Dutch spokesman said the Australian ac ion could not help possible Brit sh eflorts Militarily the Dutch reported further advance in the islands A Dutch communique said Neth erlands troops made a new am phibious landing in Sumatra at Loeboekpakam 36 miles east of Medan on the northwest coast of the island At the same time the com munique said Dutch forces burst eastward from their Medan posi tions into a rich agricultural area A dispatch from East Java said Dutch troops including American trained marines and equipped with Americanmade half tracks tanks arid field guns took off at sunrise in a drive south from Lawang to ward Malang resort town 15 miles away An Indonesian army communi que broadcast from Jogjakarta re publican capital said Indonesian units Tuesday continued their at tacks on Dutch positions in cen tral Java while Dutch infantry and artillery launched an attack at Kaliwoengoe west of Semarang Funeral services attended by high republican government offi cials were held in Jogpakarta Wednesday for the 9 persons killed Tuesday when an Indian Dakota transport plane which the Indo nesians said carried medical sup plies was shot down by 2 Dutch fighter planes over the republican capital An official statement issued by the Dutch in Batavia said that if it is indeed the case that the air craft shot down was a Dakota loaded in Singapore with medical supplies for Jogjakarta those re sponsible have been guilty of culp able carelessness the serious out come of which is greatly regretted by the N E I government The Dutch said they had no ad vance notice that any plane with medical supplies was en route to Jogjakarta Outboard Motor Tip Chicago outboard mo tor which floods in starting may be cleaned by turning off the fuel at the gas tank the Outboard Boating Club of America says A few pulls clears the carburetor and the motor often will start and run for a few seconds after which the fuel valve may be opened There were about 214000 auto service stations in the Unitec States in 1946 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cooler Wed nesday night and Thursday Low Wednesday 6062 High Thursday 7982 Iowa Fair and cooler Wednes day night and Thursday Wed nesday night 6062 northwest and about 65 southeast High Thursday around 85 Minnesota Fair Wednesday night and Thursday Cooler Wednes day night and in southeast por tion Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 93 Minimum 69 At 8 a m Wednesday 80 YEAR AGO Maximum 88 Minimum 59
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