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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 6, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORfH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION UliiiT Pimm tnA United Prat Full Leastd Wket Five Cent Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 6 1947 No 25 ATTLEE PRESENTS SELFHELP PLAN HUGHES CLAIMS SEN BREWSTER OFFERED DEAL Testifies Congressman Wanted to Call Off Probe for Air Merger Washington ff Howard Hughes charged under oath Wednesday that Senator Brewster RMe had offered to call off a senatorial inquiry into war con tracts if Hughes would agree to merger of TWA airlines with Pan American Airways Hughes made the charge on tfie witness stand before the senate war mittee after he been assured by Chairman Ferguson RMich that lie would be accorded the same treatment as Brewster Brewster has offered to testify in denial of the charge already made in public statements of Hughes and waive his rights as a senator and member of the com mittee Hughes told the committee that Brewster made the offer to drop the hearings in so many words at a luncheon in Brewsters hotel suite here the week of Feb 10 1947 During that Hughes testified the senator in so many words told me that the hearings need not go on if I agreed to merge the TWA airline with Pan American and agreed to go along with the bill for a single overseas airline Brewster has denied any direct or indirect connection with Pan American He had been favorable to legislation which would set up a single overseas airline as the chosen instrument of the gov ernment Hughes made his charge only after a long exchange with Chair man Ferguson RMich of the trhe hearings When Hughes took the stand at p rtt first asked moretime toread testimony he had given previously in closed door sessions of the committee Fergusontold him the commit tee wa sready to hear the side is sue of Hughes transcontinental argument with Brewsler Is it your desire to go into this matter now he asked Hughes It is not my desire but I am willing to go ahead Hughes re plied We have no desire to force you to do this Ferguson said You dont have to force me the airplane builder retorted I am very happy to go into it He said he had made state ments to the press about Brew ster the chairman of the full sen ate committee and he stands by those He asked however to be permitted to call witnesses of his own choosing and to crossexam ine Brewster The committee wont give Sen 47 Big Hearts Buy Dream Bicycle for Shoe Shine Boy DubuqUe Mclntyre 12 year old Dubuque shoe shin boy pedaled his dream bicycle to the kindnes of 47 tax cab drivers and their patrons George who shines shoes arter school and duringvacations twic had nearly enough nfoney tobuy the bike of which he had dreamed But each time an tmeregency arose in the Mclntyre family of 1 children and George dipped into his savings to assist his parents Taxi drivers Albert Dixon and Elmer Eppler 2 of Georges cus tomers decided to help the youngster They passed the hat amon 45 other drivers and some of their customers and bought Georg the best bike in town Gee kneeaction too said George tears in his eyes ator Brewster the right to cross examine you nor will you have the right to crossexamine him Ferguson said Hughes could He added that submit written HUGHES ARRIVES IN WASHINGTON Hughes millionaire plane builder is questioned by report ers after landing at the Washington airport Wednesday to testify before the senate war investigating committee 61 Persons Are Injured When Bleachers Collapse at Track Believe No One Hurt Critically in Mishap at Hambletonian Race GoshenN Y least 61 questions to be asked Brewster when the latter takes the stand Ferguson promised to consider calling any witnesses Hughes might name as soon as his own appearance on the stand has been completed Patron Tastes Hamburger Part of Owner Nick Koukoupaos hada rather boisterous caller in his Over the Top cafe 33 1st S E late Mon day afternoon and told the ham burger hungry customer We no like to have so much holler in here The patron went right on eat ing and making a little more holler than Koukoupaos desired he said and the latter advised him that he would have to call the police This was the customers first sign of recognition Konkoupaos said He followed Koukoupaos to the backroom yanked loose the phone wire which slashed the owners wrist and then took a bite at Koukoupaos finger before pok ing him in the eye and leaving the premises the proprietor told police afternoon city police picked up Charles OBanion 201 i 6th S W for assault and battery on charges filed by Koukoupaos and OBanion posted bond In police court Wednesday morn ing the bond was forfeited persons were injured Wednesda when bleachers speciaDy con structed for the Hambletonian trotting stakes collapsed during the running of thefirst heat The extent of injuries was no immediately determined but hos pital and track authorities said i was believed no one was injured critically Thirtythree persons were treated at the Goshen hospital anc 28 othersreceived first aid treat ment in a Red Cross field station at the track A record crowd of 20000 or mprejammed the track when the crash came near the head of the stretch Injured were rushed to Goshen hospital by ambulance and pri vate auto andabout a halfhour after the collapse a hospital nurse reported that 33 had been treated Combine grain threshers which move north with the U S grain harvest follow approximately the route of the famous Chisholm Trail of early day cattle drives Accident Injuries Are Fatal to lowan Bagley F Kad ing 24 of Casey died Tuesday in a Jefferson Iowa hospital from injuries received Sunday when his car went off Highway 17 just south of the Greene county line and landed upside down in a wa terfilled ditch His wife Dorothy 23 who was riding with him suffered cuts and bruises Kading a World war II veteran alsoJs survived by a 20 monthold daughter SAME Buck ftef tratfli dutb la van U KaiserFrazer Hikes Price on Frazer Model Detroit KaiserFraser corporation Wednesday announced a price irierease of on its standard Frazer model effective immediately KaiserFraser said no price boost was in sight at this time on its other Frazer model the Manhattan The increase also die not affect the Kaiser special the companys lowerpriced model 25 INJURED IN RAIL COLLISION 1C Flyer and Freight Collide in Illinois LUchfield DI Green Diamond passenger train of the Illinois Central railroad and a freight train collided near here Wednesday injuring at least 25 persons none of them seriously No fatalities were reported Dr G A Sihler Litchfield phy sician said he had examined all 25 of the injured at St Francis hospital and that none was in se rious condition The Green Diamond bound from St Louis to Chicago and a Burlington railroad freight train collided at Winston Tower 2 miles south of here where tracks of the 2 lines cross diagonally The Diesel locomotive of the Green Diamond was derailed and damaged and 5 cqaches were de railed and overturned Some of the coaches were damaged badly At least 6 cars of the freight train were overturned and coal scat tered around the vicinity from coal cars Several telephone poles were sheared off Litchfield is in Montgomery county 237 miles southwest of Chicago and 57 miles northeast of St Louis Nearly 30 per cent of Mexicos people are wholly In dian by blood U S MAY SEEK ASSEMBLY AID ON BALKAN RIFT Peek Security Council Throttled fay Veto Action of Russians By FRANCIS W CARPENTER A P Staff Writer Lake Success United States was reported ready Wed nesday to suggest that the United Nations general assembly handl the Balkans situation if the se cjuity council cannot do so be cause of Russias veto The council was called to mee Wednesday to continue debate on the Balkans with the prospect o some of the plainest speaking ye heard in that group of 11 diplo mats An authoritative source sai that Herschel V Johnson United States deputy on the security council was all set to make an important statement outlining the United States position substan tially this way 1 The United States hopes thai the security council will act to meet the situation But if the council cannot do that through the use of the veto the United States is confident that the general as sembly will handle the situation 2 The United States feel strongly on the soviet use of the veto It does not like the impli cations in the soviet action 3 The United States has decided views toward what it feels has been the defiance of Albania Yugoslavia and Bulgaria in re fusingto cooperate with the se urity councils subsidiary group left in the trouble area 4 Finally the United States contrary to reports that it mighl iry to achieve a solution outside the United Nations is definitely and firmTy commitfetf to the United Nations arid will exhausl ill resources of the charter in trying to solve the question RETAIL SUGAR PRICES GO UP Expect Increase of Fifth Cent to Housewives Washington agricul Jre department announced Tues lay night an increase in ceiling for sugar expected to come 3ut at about onefifth of acent a pound at retail The department raised ceiling prices per 100 pounds for aw sugar and 15 cents for re ined sugar at the primary dis tribution levels The increases at the primary istribution levels became effec tive at midnight Tuesday Retail increases will not be ome effective until first ship ments at the new prices reach re ailers The price increases were made necessary the department said by revisions of contract with Cuba or purchase of Cuban sugar That contract provides as prices f commodities which Cuba buys n this country increase the price vhich this country pays for Cuban ugar will go up jirl 6 Routs Parents as Fire Destroys Home Des Moines ff Warned by leir 6 year old daughter Mr and Irs Lawrence Jacobs escaped lames that swept their house at 45 a jn Wednesday The parents were asleep in an pstairs bedroom when their aughter Wanda May discovered re on the back porch of the 2 ory frame house Jacobs said that 3 other children rere out of the house at the fee o one was injured Firemen estimated damage be ween 1000 and AP Wirephoto BACK TO to prove that Mother Nature can and does provide a cooking stove for backtonature enthusiasts Betty Hickman of Cedar Rapids tried frying an eggon the Tues day afternoon The 102 degree temperature did the job Fear Severe Damage to Corn Unless It Rains by Weekend Iowa Crop Situation Likened to Bad Years of 1934 1936 by Experts Des Moines is almost like 1934 and 1936 That was the opinion of Iowa igriculture experts Wednesday as ot winds continued to threaten the states corn crop Weather typical of the drouth of 1931 and 1936 has pre ailed in the state for nearly a week and each day ofhot windy weather imperils Iowas corn crop Crop experts generally believe lat unless there is rain by the nd of the week there will be se pere damage to the corn yield he weatherman said there was ittle hope lor rains during the est of the week Prof Iver J Johnson of the owa State College farm and crop epartment said if present tem eratures continue severe dam ge is likely to occur Root development is weak be ause of heavy June rainfall and lere are some cases of corn fall ng Johnson said During the last few days I have observed fir ing on the Agronomy farm An ther week without rainfall will esult in severe damage to yields Clyde Spry assistant secretary f agriculture said he had ob erved severe damage to corn fields in Benton and Marshall ounties 2 of the heaviest corn roducing counties in the state The hot wind the state has ex erienced the past few days have aken a great deal of the topsoil moisture Spry said Corn can and hot weather but hot sear ng winds really cause damage He said some of the fields he isited this week were packed as ard as cement Spry pointed out that rainfall ras below normal throughout the tate during July some sections eceiving less than a quarter of an inch There apparently is an abundant supply of subsoil mois ture Spry said but what the corn needs is lots of surface moisture Right now is the most critical stage for the corn crop because it is entering the tasseling and pol lination stage Dr G F Strague senior agrono mist for the U S department of agriculture at Iowa State college said some corn is beginning to show leaf rolling some firing and in some cases pollen is falling and the corn has not yet silked That means no fertilization he added and unless there is rain by the end of this week the yield will be damaged severely CORN HITS NEW ALLTIME HIGH September Futures Soar to a Bushel Chicago of con tinued hot dry weather in the corn belt kicked September corn fu tures to a new alltime high the second gained in a week in early dealings on the Chicago board of trade Wednesday September corn went uo to a bushel 5Jto 5 cents above Tuesdays close On Mon day September contracts for a time stood at a bushel Other grain futures also were slightly higher at the opening of trade State Veterinarian Quits Des Moines ff Dr C C Franks state veterinarian for nearly 6 years said Tuesday he iadsubmitted his resignation to Secretary of Agriculture Harry D Unn Franks formerly of Grimes did not announce his future plans Dry Ice Plant Worker Claims Hottest Job Chicago man who orks in a dry ice claimed Wednesday that he has one of the hottest jobs in the world John Musinski 27 is a dry ice for Liquid Carbonic Corp e was dripping with sweat when e climbed out of the freight car e was loading with one of the ildest substances known to man I walked into this job one hot uly day about 6 years ago usinski said Id read about ow cold dry ice was so I lought it would be an ideal place work I might just as well have eked a blast furnace Dry ice is made from carbon dioxide Musinski explained and the freight cars he loads are di vided into pits When he gets down into one of the pits the car bon dioxide fumes make it hard for him to breathe You get down there on top of a layer of ice and the fumes start rising he said The sweat pours off your face but under your feet the ice is 110 degrees below zero You can only stay down there 10 or 15 minutes or you get heat stroke at the top and frozen feet at the bottom Mnsinski said nobody in a dry ice plant has an airconditioned job The carbon dioxide comes from a furnace which is stoked with coal by firemen who toil in 100 degree heat The gas is lique fied and then solidified in a series of vats and pipes which no one ever touches I think it must be about 10 degrees hotter in the plant than it is outside he said Musinski gets through work at 5 oclock After that he docs just what anybody else would do on a hot night Im going home and have a glass of cold beer he said and then go to an airconditioned movie Spotty Rain Brings Relief in North Iowa Cooler weather which brought early morning showers with il gave North lowans some relief from the heat wave Wednesday but the weatherman warned that it was only temporary his fore cast being warmer Thursday It was 80 at nboft Wednesday as compared with 96 Tuesday noon The temperature dropped slowly during the intervening night reaching a low of 70 at 8 a m after the shower Rainfall was reported as inch at the KGLO transmitter but varied considerably Clear Lake had its shower an hour earlier than Mason City where it rained about to 8 oclock Corn in the Mason City area has not yet suffered particularly from the heat according to County Extension Director Marion E Olson After inspecting a num ber of fields he reported seeing no corn that had fired and he pointed out that lawns are still green here A trip to Ames earlier this week revealed some damage south of Hampton Olson reported and lawns in central Iowa are defi nitely brown A good rain would undoubtedly be of great benefit in the Mason City area he admitted but loose soil still shows traces of moisture only a few inches below the sur face Temperatures again soared into the 90s in some parts of the state Wednesday morning but the after noon highs were not expected to approach the top of 102 reported Tuesday Three deaths were reported as attributable to the scorching tem peratures that have baked Iowa the last 6 days Mrs J B Alexander 71 died at her home in Onawa and Am brose Hilderbrand 60 of Daven port died enrqute to a hos Tuesday night Frank Elston 77 died at his home in Okoboji Tuesday after noon Precipitation reported to the bureau at Des Moines Wednesday was 03 at Cherokee 02 at Inwood and 27 at Forest City Tuesdays high reading of 102 was reported at Council Bluffs Other Iowa high marks included Moines Burlington Iowa City Oskaloosa Dodge Sioux City Ames Charles City and Cedar Rapids A finger of cold air from Can ada had brought substantial re lief and some scattered showers to the Dakotas and Minnesota but it was almost absorbed in Ne braska and western Iowa There was nothing in sight the bureau said to dislodge the hot air from the Mississippi valley south plains and Great Lakes re gions generally within the next 24 hours although the wind shift in Nebraska and western Iowa was moving slowly eastward with re lief promised for parts of other north central states Wednesday night and Thursday Fatalities from the heat in cluded St Louis 11 Chicago 4 Ar kansas 3 Iowa 3 and Indiana Pennsylvania Tennesseeand Wis consin 1 each In Chicago where the tempera ture hit 100 degrees Tuesday Mayor Martin H Kennelly issued a proclamation saying the con servation of water was impera tive Yuma Ariz was the hottest spot the nation Tuesday with a high reading of 111 Fresno Cal and Advance Mo reported 107 degrees Other high readings in cluded Batesville Ark 106 Paris Term 105 Houghton Mich 103 Omaha Nebr St Louis Mo Marquette Mich Memphis Tenn and Nashville Term 102 Los An geles Kansas City and Little Rock Ark 101 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cooler Wednesday night and Thursday Low Wednesday night about 62 High Thursday 8890 Iowa Generally fair and cooler Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy Warmer west cooler east Low Wednesday night 58 north 63 south High Thursday 85 north 90 south Minnesota Partly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday with scattered thundershowers north west portion Wednesday night North and west portion Thurs day Cooler east portion Wed nesday night Slightly wanner Thursday IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 96 Minimum 70 At 8 a m Wednesday 70 Precipitation 20 YEAR AGO 72 Minimum 50 CALLS FOR CUT IN FOOD BUYING TO SOLVE CRISIS Wants Sharp Reduction in Forces Overseasand Restrictions on Meals London Minister Clement H Attlee Wednesday pre sented to parliament a goitalone program for solving Britains eco nomic crisis calling for sharp new restrictions including a cut in food purchases from America and a 234000 reduction in armed forces overseas by the end of next March Attlee said his program was drawn on a basts of Britain help ing herself out of the crisis with out reliance on congress ultimate ly approving the Marshall pro gram for aid to Europe The Attlee plan included A monthly cut in food purchases from the United States and other hard currency countries Restrictions on meals served in hotels and restaurants now on a nonration basis A restriction on remittances for foreign films limiting them to not more than 25 per cent of gross measure hitting di rectly at American movies shown in Bjiiain Attlee made plain to commons that the governments plans for meeting the grave situation were predicated on the theory that Brit ain must stand on her own feet whether or not the Marshall plan for European recovery ultimately is authorized by congress Attlee told the commons that the American loan had been de signed to buy time for Britain and the old world to get back on their feet economically but admitted that a 40 per cent boost in import prices was exhausing the loan nearly 2 years ahead of time However he added that the world dollar shortage would have risenearlier had it notbeen for UNRRA and American loans to countries in addition to Britain Britain cannot and will not base our plans on the assumption that there may be further Amer ican help toward the recovery of the old said Attlee took exception to charges by Winston Churchill that the government had frittered away the U S loan Attlee leading off for the gov ernment jn a 2day economic de bate told the house he did not intend to make a purely party speech Turning early to the attack made on the government Monday Attlee said his charge that the U s loan had been frittered away will have repercussions which might do harm to this country Mr Churchill suggested that we had frittered away the loan he said I will proceed to show that this is not true I want to give the house and country as fulland fair a description of our position as I can Attlees statement was a direct response to the attack of Oliver Stanley who led off debate for the conservative with a demand tor a precise statement as to the amount of our dollar losses attrib utable to all various causes US Agrees to Loan Meeting With British Washington of State George C Marshall an nounced Wednesday that the Unit id States has agreed to a high evel conference with the British o consider liberalization of the AngloAmerican oan agreement Marshall told his weekly news conference that the British had asked for such a conference 10 days or 2 weeks ago and that the United States has agreed Where when and with whom the conference will be held has not been determined The announcement was made in he midst of a British crisis after he British government in one year had withdrawn all but 100000000 of its loan which orig nally was designed to last for several years Britain is not at this time ask ng for a larger loan But it modifications in the loan agreement which would ease the drain on its supply of dollars For one thing Britain seeks modification of the convertibili y clause of the loan agreement This clause went into effect July 5 It provides that British pounds spent for current purchases in for eign countries must be made free y convertible into dollars This neans that if Britain buys meat from Argentina for instance the Argentinians can get payment in dollars if they desire   

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