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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 4, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME tr Nltftftf AMI ARCHIVES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL AModjtrd Preu Voltcd Press Full Leued Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 4 1917 HOME EDITION nuur VT Thl Paper Consists of Two One No 253 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KOLO Cltj t I WTAD gainer Tnetdiy S p m WO1 Amo Ttntaj t m WSUL ton Cltj ThrtiJy I Wherein the Patient Is His Own Doctor TTS literally true that the peo pie of America today or in th future can have the exact degre pf safety on streets and highway pat they demand A tvailable which would by foil ap cut down to of Vent dimensions the preseti W aiid injury toll from acci fis involving motor vehicles another way this very V 28000 Americans are goint needless death on our streets highways and approximately Ulion others are being injured lout real cause JAT Im saying is that we as people are not applying to traffic accident problem thr iwledge that we possess within the past century th ifdical science has discovered ehniques by which smallpox phtheria scarlet fever an fever could be prevented hese have been almost univers al accepted and utilized For us to ignore the equally authenticated methods for preventing the tragic happenings on our streets and highways is as if we refused to partake of the blessings of vaccination and in oculation in the field of com municable diseases IN all of this I am voicing the i conviction which gripped me s I sat through the sessions ol X presidents 2nd traffic safety erence in Washington D C Tune It was a stocktaking af W 3 days I listened to spokes Pi for each of the 48 states re lt on what has been done by by of giving application to the ales and principles laid down by safety authorities in a like con ference one year previously While all had some progress to report none a progress or effort commensurate with the vast scope of the prob lem facing our nation There was no evidence of an aroused citiz enry T dont of course mj story here to be too melancholy If I wanted to assume the role of an optimist I couldfind quite a bit of supporting material For one thing the traffic slaughter toll last year was 6500 less than it seemed likely to be when the presidents conference was held in May One therefore could give credit to the acceler ated safety program for saving these 6500 lives Along the same line one could point but that last years fatality rate of 98 for each 100 million miles of travel was the lowest on record for any year in automo tive history And its even lower this year TN the reports from the gover A nors it was revealed that 28 states up to that time had held statewide conferences to over haul their highway safety pro grams and organize for safety down at the local level Thirteen others have like conferences scheduled Thats progress if youre look ing at the matter through the eyes of the optimist But as a realist one cant help asking a few ques tions Why has it taken 13 states more than a year of precious time to get under way in their safety pro grams And what about those 7 states which even now havent laid plans for their steppedup program of safety WHILE it may be true as it VV seems to be that the acceler ated effort stemming from the presidents conference did have the effect of saving 6500 lives that saving is but a drop in the bucket compared with what would happen if in our country there was a truly aroused public This years goal has been set at a saving of 10000 lives Even with the limited production of new cars motor vehicle registra tions today are approaching an unprecedented peak of 35 million many of them of the super annuated type Besides the average car is run ning up about 1000 more miles a year than before the war That means more automobiles on the road than ever con sequently more chances for acci dents Another point to be considered Is that a considerable part of the highways on which these 35 mil lion automobiles must travel are either worn oat or obsolete J7VERYTHING taken into ac count this goal of 10000 lives saved set for 1947 is not one easy of achievement The task is going to require a more energetic ap proach than it has received up to this time But again I come back to my original contention in this com mentary that one and mine and everybody should be in terms of a complete CONTINUED ON FACE 2 SEE NO RELIEF FROM IOWA HEAT UAWTO ACCEPT FORDPROPOSAL ON LABOR LAW Wants Minor Changes on Plan to Dodge Act Pension Setup Is Issue Detroit negotiators o the CIO United Auto Workers un ion offered Monday to accept with minor changes a Ford Motor com pany proposal to dodge the Taft Hartley law and avert a strike of 108000 Ford workers Tuesday noon UAW VicePresident Richard T Leonard head of the union nego tiators and Thomas Thompson president of the big Ford Loca 600 said they approved the com pany proposal Company negotiators went into an immediate caucus on minor changes suggested by the union Ford had proposed that the unions demand to sidestep penalty provi sions of the new labor law be sub mitted to a 4man study commit tee Leonard warned however that an agreement still must be reach ed on the other issue in dispute the pension plan for Ford em ployes Observers were optimistic for a settlement when Leonard said the pension issue could be disposed of in an oral agreement Negotiations moved past a 2 p m deadline set by the union at which time Leonard was to re port to council of Ford local union delegates from over the country Leonard said the council meeting would be delayed on a standby basis John S Bugas Ford vice presi dent led his group into a caucus on the proposal and then emerged o present their views After a jrief jointjsession Leonards com mittee caucused No word on the erms of either proposal was orthcoming from the meeting The union appealed to Henry Ford II youthful president of the company to attend negotiations in person but Ford rejected the plea From Southampton Long Is and Ford telegraphed the union hat I do not think my attendance at this mornings session could add anything helpful 3dom Hops Off to Break Solo World Right Mark Chicago William P Odom took off Monday in a con verted army bomber in an at empt to break the roundthe vorld record for solo flying When Odom roared off from he runway at Douglas airport northwest of Chicago he was ihooting at a record set when he was a boy in knee pants He hoped o be back in Chicago within 90 lours It was the first roundthe world flight to start in Chicago Odom took off at p m CST Only a handful of people urned up for the takeoff A icorching sun beat down on the unways as Odom climbed into he plane after kissing his wife and 2 small children goodbye He was wearing a brown business uit King Haakon Is 75 Oslo Haakon rode in n open car through the streets of Oslo Sunday to celebrate his 75th irthday HERES HOW IN HOT Austin 13 of 703 Monroe S W left arid Carl Ringis 15 of 703 4th S W both of Mason City found how to keep cool when the temperature hits 98 degrees in the corn growing weather in Iowa They reasoned that the fish keep cool so why GlobeGazette Photo shouldnt they Here they are with squatters rights on the dam across Willow creek in East park Mason City They may not catch any fish but who cares They least of all for it was cool and refreshing there CORN SOARS TO ALLTIME HIGH Lack of Moisture Hikes September Futures Chicago Corn futures soared the 8cent a bushel daily imit to a new all time high on the joard of trade Monday Heavy buying of the grain was based on continued dry weather over the midwestern corn belt has raised apprehension ol rop damage Grain analysts said corn needed good rains but the orecast was for more dry weather Tuesday Corn for delivery in September reached a bushel a new eak for any corn delivery in the 9year history of the board The jrevious record was established ast month by July corn at Other grains also were strong All oats deliveries hit new highs or the crop Wheat was aided by trength in corn and oats All corn contracts closed 8 cents ligher the limit September 222J wheat ended 2 to3i cents a bushel higher September i234i234 and oats finished 4 to 3 cents a bushel higher Septem ber Admiral Lowry From fresco Gets Award Washington navy Sat urday announced the award of 40 medals and citations to mili ary and civilian personnel for ervice during the atomic bomb ests at Bikini The awards include Letters of commendation Rear J Lowry Cresco cree 2 Brothers Sister From hfome Prison of Several Years Minneapolis Monday shied from questioning a 72 year old mother who had kept 2 middleaged brothers and a sister hackled and caged so Ill know where they are As the 3 hungerweakened former prisoners underwent treat ment at a hospital Mrs Bertha Anderson their mother continued at iberty while police and the county attorneys office studied what iarges if any could be placed against her After long questioning over the weekend Mrs Anderson was reed She just shouts at me that she as within her rights in confin uB them and I shout back at her nd we dont get any place De ective Inspector Eugene Bernath aid Mrs Anderson known as a re gious woman who played the or anfor visiting revivalists and ave tenants 2 weeks free rent ach Christmas flared up at very attempt to question her iernath said Theyre my kids arent they he shot at questioning officers to what I Ive got a right with them Police who entered her home on neighbors tip found Martin An erson 42 caged in a chicken wire nclosure upstairs Nearby tied o a dirty bare cot was his broth er Clarence 38 The sister Violet 5 was locked in an attic room ith a sack over her head All were thin and dirty Violet was eating from a tin can using the cover for a spoon They mumbled incoherently and police said they were almost too weak to walk Probate court recordsshowed that all 3 had been adjudged in competent mentally Guardianship over them has shifted frequently during the past 20 years between Mrs Anderson and another son Walter who was also to be ques tioned again Monday Police were seeking 4 other children including a son Earl whom Mrs Anderson said was subject to spells and also was under her care She said she per mitted him freedom of the house and let him out once hi a while Authorities claimed that Clar ence had been locked up 18 years Martin for 15 years and Violet for 2 years Dismiss Charges Against 3 in Lake Carnival Games Affair Action Follows Meeting of Minister Bachellor Deputy County Attorney Clear Lake Governors days ended Sundsy evening so far as the official program was con cerned but lingered on in Clear Lakes courts until Monday after noon Justice of the Peace Its Jones dismissed charges against 3 men arrested Sunday evening on charges of operating gambling de vices His action followed a con ference between Assistant County Attorney Murray H Finley and the Rev Raymond Bachellor Clear Lake a Methodist preacher with a pulpit who swore out the warrants of arrest Sunday eve ning The minister was informed that it was impossible to prosecute the cases under the section of the law under which the warrants were issued He then issued the following statement together with the Rev Evelyn Elefson presi dent of the Clear Lake W CXT U We feel that we have accom plished our objective We did not intend to prosecute when the mat ter started but wanted only to get objectionable things off the mid way That purpose was accom plished The cases were dismissed without prejudice meaning that they could be refiled at a future date but the 2 principals in the crusade would not say whether they had any such future plans All rides and cponcessions in the lake front carnival were closed Sunday afternoon the rides and outright sales concessions reopen ing in the after Sheriff Cal Dwan arid his deputy Walt Balek had served the warrants while followed by a crowd estim ated at 1000 persons The 3 arrested men were Sid Halford Clear Lake chairman of the concessions committee of the Chamber of Commerce and 2 operators of games who volun teered to take the rap for other concessionaires who had closed up their stands and were not about when the sheriff arrived to serve his warrants The 2 were Ralph L Ward op erator of a ring toss and James Nikolsns who set up the bottles at which merrymakers could throw baseballs Both were members of the carnival troupe The Chamber of Commerce meanwhile stood pat on the state ment that the entertainment al lowed at this years Governor days celebration was not in any way detrimental to the public interest as expressed by the president V E Young He declared that protests re ceived by the Chamber on the ype of entertainment furnished were in the opinion of the board of directors unwarranted and unjustified He added that it has always been our policy to allow only clean concessions to set up at these celebrations such as those found at every small or big town celebration The sheriff reported that he be gan getting telephone calls Satur day night from Mr Bachellor and other persons at Clear Lake asking that he arrest operators of alleged gambling devices there He replied to all telephone calls that a war rant was necessary before he could make any arrests The telephone calls continued he said and Sunday afternoon Ba lek and another deputy went to Mr Bachellors home where about 40 or 50 persons were gathered Balek again told them that war rants were necessary before any arrests could be made Mr Bachellor then swore out the warrants and the sheriff and his deputy returned to the clerics home at 6 p m finding the crowd still there They then served the warrants a crowd of several hun dred persons following them about the carnival area The 3 arersted were released Sunday night under bonds The Clear Lake cleric without call who precipitated the matter denied Monday that he had threatened the arrest of conces sionaires other than those dealing in rides food and souvenirs What I did say he explained that anything which is a violation of law should be prosecuted It was left up to the officers to decide what is a violation of law Furthermore I did not make a tour of the carnival in the after noon or at any time with 3 uni dentified Clear Lake women Neither did I accompany Con stable A N Michaels nor did he accompany me on a tour in inspec tion Clear Lakes mayor Otto B Pe tersen when questioned replied that I have nothing to say I didnt even know they were closed until I went to the show in the evening 26 Cars Are Derailed Near West Branch West Branch cars of a 46 car Chicago Rock Island and Pacific freight train were derailed here at 4 a m Monday morning tying up several hundred feet of track None of the crew members was injured F A Stroup station attendant at the railroad station said The accident occurred about mile put of West Branch Stroup said it probably would take sev eral days for repairmen to restore the track bed Twisted rails smashed cars and contents were strewn over a wide area along the ditches for more than 300 feet Shelled corn lard and syrup were included in the cargo Plan Inquest Into Drowning of lowan Burlington inquest was planned Monday into the death of Arthur Wiesel 46 Burjington who drowned Sunday when he was hrown from a speed boat in the Mississippi river Robert Martin Burlington oper ator of the boat was thrown out too but was able to reach shore safely He said he didnt know what had happened but thought he boat had struck something causing it to swerve Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Continued fair and hot Monday Monday night and Tuesday Gusty southwest sur face winds during daytime hours High Tuesday 102 Low Monday night 75 to 80 Scat tered light thundershowers like ly Tuesday night Iowa Fair and continued hot Monday night and Tuesday High Monday 102 Low Monday night around 75 High Tuesday 101 to 104 Minnesota Fair and warmer Mon day night Tuesday partly cloudy with scattered thunder showers becoming cooler in afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 89 Minimum 66 At 8 a m Sunday 89 YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 67 Globe Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Monday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 98 69 82 88 54 SAME Black flftx meant traffic deatb In past tt hours Indonesians Join Dutch in Peace Truce Batavia Indonesian republic joined the Dutch Mon day night in announcing a cease fire order to troops stopping hos tilities in Indonesia and giving the United Nations its first big victory for peace A republican reply to the U N security councils demand for a halt to the 15day war said the republic was issuing a ceasefire to all troops Monday night The announcement was broadcast from Jogjakarta shortly after 8 p m a m The Dutch had announced Sunday a ceasefire effective Monday midnight Dutch advances had halted even before the deadline Jogjakarta announced plans for a midnight broadcast by Presi dent Soekarno in his capacity as commander in chief of troops The republican government asked the security council to ap point an impartial committee to supervise enforcement of the ceasefire It said Dutch military operations had cut communica tions in numerous places leading to difficulties in enforcing the or der on the republican side and asked that the world take this into consideration A Dutch spokesman said most Netherlands unite were already pulled up several hours before the midnight deadline There was al most no activity Monday at Scma rang which had been the Dutch troops expected jumpingoff place for an attack toward Jogjakarta The United Nations security council last Friday called upon both sides to cease fighting In statements Sunday the Indo nesians said they were willing to cease hostilities but that a truce could be carried out effectively only if the Dutch withdrew to re marcation lines established last October There was no indication of Dutch agreement to this noon the Dutch announced landing of troops on the island of Madoera off the east coast of Java Details of the operations on Ma was to have been in cluded in the Indonesian republic under the Cheribon were not disclosed by the army spokesman who said merely that safety measures were being tak en at the request of the popular tion He added however that large quantities of rice were being ship ped to Madoera for relief of the 1000000 or more persons living on the island most of whom he said were starving as a result of being cut off from the Java mainland Man Dies of Injuries in Iowa Car Accident Cedar Rapids Netcoh 40 of Hartford Conn died Monday of injuries suffered when he was crushed between his trailer and automobile in an auto mobile accident Sunday 25 miles west of here Highway Patrolman William Eicher said Netcoh had stopped his car to get a drink from his 2wheel trailer A car driven by Ward Wright 21 of San Bernardino Cal struck the trailer Eicher said Wright and Donald Adamek 21 Cedar Rapids riding with Wright were in a Cedar Hapidc hospital Dwight Kelley of Muscatine also riding in the Wright car was re leased after treatment for minor injuries Eicher said Netcoh his wife and 5 sons were returning from a va cation in California their first since they were married Elliott Promises Facts About LinkWith Contracts to Hughes Washington Eoosevelt promised investigating sena tors Monday the complete facts about his connection with the letting of wartime airplane contracts to Howard Hughes The tall son of the late president taking the stand after John Meyer Hughes publicity man had testified about entertaining Roose velt at rounds of parties told senators in an opening statement that serious implications had been raised about bis record If it is true that for the price of entertainment that I made recommendations which w o u 1 have in anyway endangered the frauded the government x x x or slowed up the war effort that fact should be known to the people he declared I am here to give you the com plete facts Roosevelt said it seemed to him that he was not big enough or important enough in the overall procurement procedure to be the abject of a committee investiga tion but added It happens that I had some rather intimate relations with the man who then was commander in chief and who was in charge of the war effort The committee previously has that an air corps buy a photo reconnaissance plane developed by Hughes was reversed after Roosevelt recommended the plane favorably A contract for 100 planes was let to Hughes but it later was pared down to 2 planes none of which was available during the war Roosevelts scheduled appear ance brought out the biggest crowd of the hearings Every seat was filled 100 or more persons stood around the walls of the sen ate caucus room and scores more stood outside waiting vainly to get in SIZZLING WAVE IS BEGINNING TO HIT CORN CROP Temperatures of Near 100 Will Continue lOSatBIoomfield By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS No relief was promised Iowa Monday from the scorching heat that was beginning to harm the states corn crop Near 100 decree temperatures were forecast to continue Highest reading reported Sunday was an unofficial 105 degrees at Bloom field This was followed closely by 104 at Sioux City 103 at New ton and Oskaloosa 102 at Fort Dodge Des Moines Council Bluffs Burlington and Iowa City 101 at Ames and Cedar Rapids 100 at Charles City and Daven port and 98 at Mason City The Des Moines weather bureau said that of its stations through out Iowa reporting maximum temperatures Sunday the lowest was 96 at Dubuque It added that minimum temperatures of Mon day morning well above average with the lowest being 67 degrees at Mason City No precipitation has been re ported in the state in the last 24 hours and only prediction for any rain was the forecast for scattered thundershowers in the northwest portion of the state Tuesday Bain is needed now to aid polli nation and filling of the ears of corn much of which now is en tering the tasseling and silking stage A wave of heat warmed Sunday outings from the Pacific coast through the Mississippi valley 97 in Mason City Mason Citys current heat wave apparently lacked the umph Monday to crack another record after hitting1 only 97 at p m and then sinking back to 96 at Z p m Sunday the local temperature reached the all season high with a plump 98 with Pierre S Dak reporting the highest Ar kansas sweated through its 8th straight day of 100 plus which re sulted in 2 deaths Although the eastern seaboard for the most part escaped the weekends heat temperatures were expected to climb Monday and forecasts were for continued high mercury readings over al most the entire nation for the next day or two Portland Maine however hit a record low Sunday for the date as the mercury read 48 3 degrees below the previous low set in 1927 Across the country the temper ature hit 90 in Los Angeles for the 9th straight day of 90 or above which the weather bureau said was the longest sustained hot spell since 1939 The heat is ex pected to continue over the low er Pacific coast To the north lightning killed a fisherman and knocked out his companion at Spokane Wash as temperatures soared to 98 despite scattered storms Cooler weather was forecast All along the Rockies heat was the subject of the day Sunday and temperatures up to 100 were pre dicted for the next 2 days in the plains area with readings in the 90s in Utah and the mountain states Phoenix Ariz reported 107 Sunday Boise Idaho had its hot test day since St Louis had an official high of 1006 Sunday with a forecast of 103 for Monday Advance Mo reported 106 East of the Mississippi the mid west recorded many temperatures in the 90s With prospects for con tinued warm and humid weather The Great Lakes area was cooled a bit by lake breezes with Chicago having a high of 91 Louisville and Indianapolis were higher in the 90s with one death attributed to the heat in Cincinnati as the thermometer read 95 At Dayton Ohio 462 were treated for heat prostration during an army airforce show at Wright Field A high of 96 in Atlanta Ga broke the Aug 3 record set in 1935 and Memphis Tenn had an all time high for the date of 102 as most of the south experienced very warm weather with little prospects of immediate relief Iowa Boy 12 Drowns in Creek Near Salem Salem Pidgeon 12 son of Mr and Mrs Charles Pidgeon of near Salem drowned Sunday in Little Cedar creek about a mile from his home Roger and Milo Leazer neither of whom could swim were wading in the creek Milo said Roger got into deep water   

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