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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 21, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HI3T0NY AN6 ARCHIVED MttlhtS THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION iiniir VOL LIU Ajndatid jrad United Lnwd Fiv Ceou Copyi MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 21 1947 Tbis Paper Consists of Two No 288 MERCURY HITS 99 2 IN MASON CITY USSR PROTESTS 3 POWER TALK OVER GERMANY U S Says Conference on Industry to Be Held Regardless of Objection Washington state de partment disclosed Thursday tha Russia has protested against a AmericanBritishFrench confer ence on increasing German in dustrial activities but made i plain the talks will be held re gardless of the soviet objections Lincoln White department pres officer confirmed receipts of note from the soviet union de dined to disclose its contents an declared the department is con sidering a reply But asked directly whethe this Russian protest will bloci plans for holding the due to open in London replied No indeed At the same time the depart ment made known 1 The United States has pro tested anew to Russia against thi continued soviet occupation of tfo Chinese port of Dairen A not delivered to Moscow Aug 14 saifl this government will of neces sity hold the soviet governmen responsible for treatment accord ed American interests in the por city while it is under red army rule 2 Nine nations which will par ticipate in Japanese peace talks have agreed generally with a United States suggestion that a twothirds vote should govern the conference decisions This country last week rejected a Russian demand to limit the initial discussions on a Japanese peace pact to the 4 major Pacific United States Brit ain China and the soviet union It accompanied that rejection with a plain notice that the conference will be held regardless of whether Russia The other participants would be Australia Canada China France India The Netherlands New Zealand the Philippines anc Great Britain It was not officially disclosed on what basis Russia lodged her protest against the American BritishFrench talks on German production Even before this development the United States apparently was ready to write favor of a new to reach agreement with Russia on Korea and Austria This impending developmenl stands out against a library of congress report declaring that re lations between this country and the soviet union have deteriorated dangerously WeatherReport FORECAST Iowa Fair continued hot and hu mid Thursday Thursday night and Friday High Thursday 95 100 Low Thursday night 7275 High Friday 95100 Mason City Same as Iowa fore cast Minnesota Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday with scat tered thundershowers north and east central Somewhat warmer north Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 94 Minimum 70 At 8 a m Thursday 80 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 83 56 Bridegroom of 2 Weeks Dies After Car Accident Jefferson serv ices were being arranged here Thursday for Charles Derry 65 Rippey abridegroom of 2 weeks who died here Wednesday of in juries suffered in a car accident last Saturday Derry was riding in a box trailer when a car struck it The Derrys had just returned from a honeymoon in Colorado SAME 319 Black tnUlm in wwt tt Defer Talk on Hemisphere Economy Pact Quintandinha Brazil tative agreement was reache Thursday among a majority o the delegations to the 20natio hemisphere defense conference t call a special hemisphere economi conference in the 2nd quarter o 1948 delegates disclosed This development came afte Cuba formally presented to th delegates a demand for joint hem sphere action during this confer ence to protect what it calle the economic independence o American nations The Unite States has opposed such action a this meeting The projected special hemis phere economic conference wouli follow the already schedule Bogota talks to take place nex January The tentative agreement as i now stands requires adoption o a resolution under which an in terAmerican economic counci would prepare a pjan for basic economic cooperation This woulc 3e studied at the Bogota confer ence and in the subsequent spe cial conference action would be taken to implement the Bogota decisions in detail The agreement came during a closed meeting of S LatinAmeri can chief delegates In addition Argentina and Uruguay were re ported in accord making a lota of 11 delegations or a majority of the 20 nations representei lere In the meeting were the delegates of Panama Mexico Honduras Haiti Peru the Do minican Republic Colombia Chile and Bolivia United States officials declined o comment on the development although LatinAmerican dele gates said they expected U S iupport for the plan It would hey said represent a compromise between Argentinas call for a special economic conference be ore Bogota and the Mexican proposal for keeping all economic subjects confined to the Bogota neeting Mexico was said to have aken the initiative in working out the compromise plan Guillermo Belt Cuban ambas ador to Washington and aspiram o his countrys presidency tolc he committee on thai it is impossible to conceive o pplitical independence unless a tate also has economic independ ence Wanted Only 12 Eggs But Gets 26 Dozen Scrambled on Lawn Detroit Grace Klu ger who really only wanted one dozen eggs got 26 dozen of them crambled on her front lawn and 25 pounds of butter as well she old Traffic Judge John M Wise Wednesday She reported she hailed Albert Maier a butter and egg sales man driver from her front door hatching her signal he swung his ruck around for the sale but hit nother car and overturned on he Kluger lawn spilling his load The judge found Miller guilty f reckless driving and fined him 25 nside For SENATOR BILBO Dies Without Taking Seat in 80th Congress See page 2 Britt Host to Hoboes in Annual Convention See page 18 Cardinals Stay in Race With Rally 32 See page 17 60 Million Barrels of Cement in 40 Years See page 26 SETS NEW AIR Turner Caldwell walks from Jhis ietpropeSed D558 Skystreak in which he flew to a new world air speed record Wednesday on a course near Muroc Cal Muroc Field Cal young naval commander who set a worlds air speed record of 6407 miles an hour in the Douglas Skystreak said Thursday hed like 0 see how fast the stubwinged lane would go if it were souped up a little This was just a stock model mdr Turner F Caldwell Ar lington Va said of the flying milk bottle that regained for the navy a record it lost 24 years ago I want to try it again Caldwell 33 had flown the ex perimental Douglas plane only 90 minutes before the tests Wednes day He hit a speed of 6534 miles an hour on the fastest of 4 runs Britain Gives Ultimatum to Jewish Refugees Off France Must Disembark by Friday Afternoon or Be Sent to Germany London delivered an ultimatum Thursday to the 400 Jewish refugees off France Disembark by Friday afternoon jr be transported to Germany The Jews are aboard3 British hips which have been off Mar eille for 3 weeks They tried to and in Palestine a month ago rom the immigrant ship Exodus 947 The Jews will be taken to the BergenBelsen displaced persons amp if the ultimatum is ignored spokesman for the international efugee organization said at Ham iurg in the British occupation one of Germany I A Jewish agency spokesman in erusalem called the news shock ng He said disembarking of these efugees at Hamburg would be a rime against humanity The Jews said Wednesday night hey would go on a hunger strike they were not permitted to enter he Holy Land They were placed board the 3 ships off Haifa after battle with British boarding arties and returned July 29 to France where they began their oyage They have refused ever ince to disembark and have re scted a French offer of bospi ality The displaced persons camp to they will be taken if they ersist in their stand is less than alf a mile from the site of the nfamous Belsen concentraticti amp The displaced persons camp ituated at Hohne is the largest ewish camp in the British zone The Jewish agency spokesman Palestine characterized the atest British move as a fateful olitical mistake An unofficial ewish source said it probably vould provide new impetus for errorists in the Holy Land ypographical Union Refuses New Contracts Cleveland AFL Inter ational Typographical Union hursday refused to make any ew contracts with employers fter the TaftHartley labor law ecomes effective Friday and quared away for a court show own if necessary The ITU at its 89th conven on approved by standing vote a olicy drastic mbraced by any labor union since he act was passed June ompel employers to hire printers nly with a skeletonized memor ndum of conditions of employ lent The vote was unanimous Eter 2 hours or speeches The unions century of con actual relations with newspaper ublishers and commercial print rs was ended with the convention ction but President Woodruff andolph called upon the officers patience and more patience avoid strikes over the issue i NEWRECORDHIGH FOR CORN DATS Chicago and oats ad vanced to new record highs on the board of trade Thursday as midwestern grains continued to deteriorate from lack of moisture September corn sold at 5245 beating the high for any corn fu ture set earlier this month at September oats sold at 5108J beating the previous rec ord for any oats future made at 108i in May 1920 Gains in corn oats and wheat ranged from 2 to 5 cents a bushel around midway in the trading ses sion Fisherman and Boy 5 Drown Near Keokuk Keokuk fisherman and a 5 year old boy drowned here Tuesday in separate accidents One drowning occurred when James Hodges son of Mr and Mrs Elmer R Hodges of Keokuk fell more than 40 feet into the lock chamber as a boat was being put through the government lock on the Mississippi river here Earlier William Dobbins 43 also of keokuk had drowned while fishing with his family and friends across the black asphalt 3jil meter course here His average speed was 169 miles faster than the 6238 MPH record set 2 months ago by the armys Lockheed P80 Shooting Star The navy said Caldwell prob ably would not get another chance at the Skystreak Gene May Douglas test pilot who broke in the Skystreak on of its 14 hours in the air will make a few more test flights after its turbojet is worked over Then it will be turned over to the na tional advisory committee on aer onautics for further experiments Caldwell had 3000 hours of fly ing time in conventional aircraft but made his first flight in a jet plane barely 2 weeks ago He said the plane would have done even better if the turbojet engine had been delivering max imum power Caldwell who wore a light nylon flying suit sizzled across the desert only 75 feet off the ground during most of his run He was protected by a refrig eration system from heat that might have reached 175 degrees at top speed The cooling system accidentally threw pieces of snow in his face during the flight I was in the air 16 minutes altogether and experienced no dif ficulty other than mental strain During the low speed runs at 75 feet altitude the air was rather rough however1 The navy last held the worlds speed record in 1923 when Lt Al Williams hit 26659 miles an hour in a Curtis Racer Strong Welcome Ephrata Wash for the first time in 6 years brothers Luther Gray of Ephrata and Homer J C Gray Yakima Wash shook hands enthusias tically The vigorous handclasp frac tured Luthers arm BRITISH REVEAL PLAN TO BOOST OUTPUTOFFOOD Program Designed to Relieve Reliance on Imports London government Thursday announced a 5year program to boos British food production and the cabinet again was summoned into special session to deal with the grave economic crisis The farm production scheme was designed to lesson Britains reliance on food imports and will be concentrated on lifting produc tion of products such as pork eggs beef mutton cereal anc linseed which normally are im ported on a dollar basis The farm program was the first of a whole series of emergency measures which will be invoked to meet the crisis caused by sus pension of the American loan after the bulk of Britains re maining dollar hoard had been syphoned off in the greatest run on the Bank of England since the days of the Spanish armada Next in line was expected to be a new drastic cut in food rations Food Minister John Strachey is abandoning his vacation and rush ing to London to improvise new rationing programs Agriculture Minister Tom Wil liams said the new farm plan hac a priority equal to that for coal production It will give farmers the greatest opportunities oJ their lives to do what they can without coercion for the country in desperate straits Britain Plans Withdrawal of Washington will withdraw of her loan from the United States between now and Aug 29 leaving her only in remaining credits it was learned authorita tively Thursday The withdrawal of will be the last made by the Brit ish until agreement is reached on a permanent revision of the free controvertibility clause of her loan from the United States This clause re quired her to surrender dollars on demand to nations holding British pounds in certain ac counts Britain notified the U S reasury of her intention to make he additional 3 6150000000 days ago or well in advance of the emer gency1 moratorium on the with drawals The first withdrawal of 100000 will be made Thursday The 2nd on Aug 25 and the final one on Aug 29 A high treasury official said Wednesdays action temporarily suspending the controvertibility clause pulled that country out of the fire at least for the time being as far as Britains dollar problems were AP MUD 8 year old sorrel owned by Branch Brook Riding academy is dug out the soft mud in front of a housing project in Newark N J by police and civil ian shovelers after the horse became bogged down Wednesday Police said the rider dis appeared in the confusion after his mount became mired Iowas Corn Outlook Down 29 Million Bu Des Moines 1947 corn crop on the basis of Aug 15 conditions was officially esti mated Thursday at 387036000 decrease of 29772000 bushels from the Aug 1 estimate The Aug 15 estimate is the low est Iowa corn yield outlook since the alltime low of 190434000 bushels In the drought year of 1936 Iowas alltime high yield was the 661620000 bushel production achieved last year The 10year average production for the 193645 period was 481 458000 bushels h e agriculture department reported Thursday that the nations corn crop was in dicated at 2437000000 bushels as of Aug 15 This estimate compares with 2659949000 bushels forecast for Aug 1 last years record crop of 3287927000 and with the 10 year 193645 average of 2639102000 It also compares with a govern ment production goal of 3000 000000 bushels Cool wet weather at planting time and hot dry weather this month combined the department said to cut this years prospects Unless there is an immediate favorable turn in the weather the crop will be short of the quantity needed to maintain a high level of livestock production next year estimate was based on the Aug 15 outlook in 12 ma jor cornproducing states in the midwest and the Aug 1 outlook in other states SEELARGE SCALE ACTION BY DUTCH Move Depends on Steps Taken by UN Council The Hague high source said Thursday there can be no doubt that Dutch action in In donesia will be resumed on a large scale if the security council in its meeting Friday should refrain from ordering the Indonesian re public to cease their present hos iilities by which they violate the councils ceasefire order The source did not indicate what he direct objectives of new mili ary action would be but a drive 0 Jogjakarta the republican cap tal has been discussed in both he Netherlands and Indonesia Some political leaders expressed belief that resumption of military action might lead to a split in the Catholiclabor coalition cabinet possibly followed by formation of a national emergency cabinet The jowerful Catholic party openly avors Dutch action on a large scale The majority of the second argest party labor opposes this Russ Block Austria and Italy in UN Lake Success Thursday used the veto twice in rapid succession to block action on the applications of Italy and Austria for membership in the United Nations These were the sixth and leventh Soviet votes cast this week and they ran the Russian trine to a total of 18 against ma ority decisions in the Security Council On both Italy and Austria the was not on immediate admis ion but on Australian proposals o leave the decision up to the jeneral assembly which meets in New York Sept 16 The vote on Austria was 8 to 1 with France and Poland abstain ng The vote on Italy was 9 to 1 with Poland abstaining The session also saw the appli ations of three other exenemy tates Hungary Bulgaria and Ro mania rejected through failure to eceive the required majority of even affirmative votes including hose of the Big Five The United States in a surprise move then introduced a resolution o shift the whole question of ap Jlications over to the General As embly The U S proposal requested lie assembly to consider all the ejected applicants and recom mended that the 55member body dmit all which it considered ualified Soviet Delegate Andrei A Gro nyko immediately attacked the U S proposal as senseless Iowa Heat Victim Dubuque death Wed lesday of Thomas Murphy 61 water department employe here was attributed to excessive tem eratures which caused a fatal ieart attack 14TH 90 DEGREE DAY IN AUGUST HALF INCH RAIN Local Temperature Sets High for State No Relief Is Forecast It only seemed like 100degree weather in Mason City Thursday noon Actually it only got to degrees according to the KGLO weather station thermometer That was at p m by 2 oclock the mercury had dropped to 97j In any event Mason City hung up an unwelcome record for Iowa according to the Associated Press which reported a at DCS Moines It was the 14th day in the last 19 that the temperature here reached 90 degrees or more The previous high was 98 degrees reached on both Aug 3 and 4 The drought continued too with just half an inch of precipi tation registered in August so far and the corn showing signs of fir ing in practically every field in the Mason City area At least 48 persons have died as a result of the midwests pro longed heat wave the Associated Press reported and the hot weather is continuing with no prospect of relief Hopes faded when a predicted cool front from Canada veered east instead of south Mason City had one heat pros tration Thursday but it was not serious Osmer Calvert Manly was overcome at the corner of Federal and 2nd North and was taken by ambulance to the Park hospital He was revived quickly however and sent to his home The mercury did nearly a 30 degree climb Thursday from 70 degrees the Iowa low in the morn ing to the high mark just after noon The high temperatures in Iowa Wednesday were 101 at Sioux City Oskaloosa and Burlington The only rainfall reported by the weather bureau was11 inch at Estherville Except for scattered local thun dershowers of little consequence generally the forecaster said no moisture was in sight for the withering crops now reported in some localities to have been writ ten off as failures However cen tral Wisconsin reported a fairly general rain Wednesday night and early Thursday which was described as a soaker There is still a mass of cool air in western Canada but it has been derailed from its usually southeastward course and has be gun movingjeastward A shift of currents there is the only hope for immediate relief the forecaster said While some farmers reported corn crops deteriorated to a point now beyond recovery Dr Willis McCann a veterinarian of Sugar Grove 111 said 44 feeder steers dropped dead of the heat in a pasture near there Wednesday Dr McCann said the animals recently brought from Nebraska o the Robert Evans farm ap peared to have been in good con dition As Iowa moved toward the end jf its 5th consecutive week of ex treme heat the weather bureau reported that the first 3 weeks of August have been hotter than during the same period in 1936 year of the great drought S E Decker Des Moines weather forecaster said that at most Iowa points rainfall since Aug 1st has totaled about 2 inches ess than normal during August Driest sections are those hit hard est by the June Des Moines south and east The north east sector of Iowa also has been iit extremely hard For Des Moines and most central points Thursday was the 34th without any appreciable amount of rain Except for 63 of an inch July 17 only 12 of an inch of rain has been received in Des Moines At Charles City Thursday marked the 35 in succession with out a drop of rain This is the ongest unbroken dry spell in iharles City weather history The 1936 Charles City drought lasted 71 days but it was broken by light showers during the period In Des Moines whereas the high lemperature August 1936 was 97 degrees August this month al ready has brought 4 100degree days and 12 of 90 or more The high was 102 on Aug 3 The weather bureau said similar situa ions prevailed at numerous other Iowa points Hot Headlines Vinton the icats got the headline writer for he Cedar Valley Daily Times of Vinton Heres the 8column banner that appeared on the front page Wed nesday afternoon Its just too dhot
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