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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 3, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS TOU Ltn Attoclatcd PrtM and United Pita Full Ltwwd Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 3 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One No 279 N REDISTRIBUTE GOLD REVOLT LEADER TAKES OVER IN ECUADOR FIGHT Mancheno Resigns After 9 Day Control Over South America Country Quito Ecuador 9day old regime of Col Carlos Man cheno lay in tattered ruins Wednesday and Mariano Suarez Veintimilla the reputed leadep of a counter revolt which caused Manchenos downfall assumed temporary power over Ecuador Mancheno resigned Tuesday night as counter revolutionary forces bore down on Quito without opposition Diplomatic informants said he asylum in the Venezuelan embassy and intended to thecountry as soon as possible Other sources said he had simply disappeared Manchenos resignation was fol lowed by an immediate cessation offire on all fronts and marked the apparently successful conclu sion of a counter revolt which be gan last Saturday night The vanguard of the counter revolutionary forcesentered Quito from the north soon after Man chenb quit At p m Suarez accom panied by colleagues of his con servative party entered the gov ernment palace and assumed au thority as vice president the of fice he held under the regime of President Jose Marie Velasco Ibarra who was forced into exile by Manchenos bloodless oneshot coup on Aug 24 Suarez immediately disclaimed personal ambitions and said he would remain in power only so long as necessary to convoke an extraordinary session of congress to designate a president for the period until the next elections in May1948 Hesaid the congress would elected last June President Velasco Ibar ra was reported hurrying back to Ecuador from Shortly before Suarez entered the palace civilians crying viva constitution assailed the front doors ofthe palace while others shouted neither Mariano Suar ez nor Mancheno Occasional shots were heard in the streets Interviewed by te 1 e p h on e Suarez told reporters that there now exists a legal constitutional order in charge of the presidency Within the next 3 or 4 days he continued there would be discus sionsto reunite the councilof state to confirm the legalconstitutional process Immediately afterward the council of state would convoke an extraordinary session of congress to name a presidential congress which would recommend a presi dent to act until constitutional presidential elections could be held he said Sports Bulletin Philadelphia righthander Bill McCanan of the Philadelphia Athletics pitch ed the second nohit game of the American league season Wednesday in shutting out the Washington Senators 30 in the finalgame of the season be tween the two teams Grass Fire Sweeps Land Near Fairfield Fairfield grass fire be lieved to have been started from a cigaret thrown along the high way swept about 50 acres of farm land west of here Tuesday night destroying pastures 3 haystacks and fences and spreading into surrounding timber Neighbors prevented the spread of the fire to the house and build ings on the 34acre farm occupied by Mrs Mary Belle Grimes Clear AWOL Soldiers in Connection With Double Omaha Murder Omaha Nebr nesday cleared 2 allegedly AWOL soldiers of suspicion in connection with the murders of Robert L May II Alexandria Va and his wife Betty Fingerprints of the 2 soldiers captured at Ottumwa Iowa did not match those found at the murder scene near Boys Town Nebr Police also discarded the the ory that a pair of khakicolored trousers found near the spot where Mays automobile was dis covered might lead to the slayers Chemical analysis of stains on the trousers were rust rather than blood as had been believed pre viously Sheriffs Office Photo REAR END At left is 1947 Ford convertible which plowed into left rear of a machine driven by David Byerly 133 10th S W near Rockwell early Wednesday morning before rolling over 4 times Both men who were in the convertible were in semi conscious condition at a Mason City hospital Wednesday Byerly s car is shown being towed in Both machines were badly damaged 2 INJURED IN HIGHWAY CRASH Convertible Plows Into Back of Mason City Car Twomen were seriously injured when the 1947 Eord convertible which they were driving plowed into the back of anauto driven by David Byerly 133i 10th S W Mason City about a m Wednesday near the Shell oil sta tion corner on highway 65 near Rockwell the sheriffs office re ported Both men in the convertible were rushed to Mercy hospital in a semiconscious condition and of ficials had not been able to ques tion them Wednesday morning The pair was temporarily iden tified from discharge papers in the car as brothers James T Miller 21 Kirkville Iowa David E Miller 24 Kirkville Iowa The younger Miller was listed as singleand David as married The latter suffereda broken hip while James was reportedbyat tending physicians to have suf fered multiple contusions The auto which they were driving bore Polk county license plates A trucker reported to sheriffs investigators that he had seen the convertible in Mason City a short time before the accident heading south on Federal avenue at a high rate of speed and running without lights the sheriff said Byerly who is employed at the Firestone store in Mason City said he did not see or hear the car until it crashed into the left rear fender of his machine sending it into the ditch The convertible slid along the pavement ihen rolled times and left the road the sheriff said Byerly enroute to Des Moinesat the time was shaken up and bruised Suitcases of clothing were thrown clear of the convertible and both cars were badly dam aged investigators said At Des Moines Polk countyof ficials said the car had beenrent ed by James T Miller of Kirk ville for a 3 hour period Tuesday evening from the Rentacar serv ice in Ottumwa Canada Does Not Plan to Sign New Mutual Western Defense Pact Ottawa Canadian atthepresent time doesnot contemplatesigning the new western hemisphere defense treaty adopted by 19 nations at the interAmerican conferencein Brazil informed sources said Wednesday The government still is of the opinion that the dominions de fense requirements are met by the joint CanadaUnited States defense agreement her member ship in the British commonwealth of nations and in the United Na tions it was reported No formal invitation to Can ada to sign the treaty has been received although it was under stood that provision had been made for the dominion to sign if it wishes Thieves Complain About Tough Safe Newark N S thieves who failed to crack a safe with an acetylene torch left a com plainingnote scrawled in sootover the safe door Get a safe we can open the message said Officials of the Copco Steel and Engraving company said they would have been glad to comply The safe contained no money any way School Boy Kills Self Adel Junkin 14 who registered Monday for the 8th grade of school was found dead Tuesday Coroner L H De Ford said thfl boy died of a selfin flicted shotgun wound and that there wouldbe no inauest Sees Need for U S Action in Europe Before End of Year State Undersecretary Lovett Says Crisis Is Developing Fast Washington ff Undersecre tary of State Lovett said Wed nesday that the economic crisis in Europe is developing much faster than expected and some kind of American action to meet it apparently will be necessary before the end of the year In making the grimmest pres entation of the European picture since Secretary Marshall put for ward his selfhelp recovery plan Lovett repeatedly refused to say flatly that a special session of congress later this year would be necessary But he strongly indicated to a news conference that a special session might be needed v The view that a special session probably would be necessary had been expressed to reporters earlier by Hep Hays just returnedfrom a 7 weeks tour of Europe Hays declared If congressmeets its full re sponsibility with respect to stabil izing conditions in Europe Hays told a news conference it will in all probability be necessary of us to be in session before January x x x x assuming that the Mar shall plan will take shape by that time and that we will have some thing definite and substantial to work on Sign Western Defense Pact for Republics Rio de Janeiro The treaty of Bio de Janeiro an unprecedent ed pact pledging nations of the western hemisphere to act in con cert against any aggression in the hemispheres security zone was signed in formal ceremony Tues day by 103 delegates of 19 nations The treaty which is subject to ratification by the congresses of the signing republics was drafted in 18 days by delegates1 attending a hemisphere defense conference at the resort of Quitandihha in the mountains 45 miles north of here President Truman addressed the delegates at their final session Tuesday morning and congratu lated them on achieving the treaty which he called a plain warning to any possible aggres sor and an example of good neighborliness and international amity The formal signing of the treaty took place in Intamaraty palace Brazils foreign office Delegates in an order previously de termined by lot as follows Dominican Republic Guatemala Costa Rica Peru El Salvador Panama Paraguay Venezuela Chile Honduras Cuba Bolivia Colombia Mexico Haiti Uruguay Argentina Brazil and the United States The United States had won a higher place on the list but its delegation failed to answer twice when its name was called and so penned the last signatures on the document Mantz Off to Break EastWest Air Record New York Paul Mantz holder of many speed records took off from La Guardia field in a converted P51 fighter plane at a m CST Wednesday for Burbank Cal in an attempt to es tablish a new eastwest nonstop record The plane was the one Mantz flew in winning the Bendix speed race for the 2nd time at the Cleve land air races last Saturday The present record of 7 hours and 28 minutes was set August 1 1946 by Capt Boyd L Grubaugh of Van Wert Ohio in a B29 army Superfortress The name Malcolm means IOWA FARMERS LAND IN LONDON 6 North lowans Among Group on Months Tour London Iowa fanners arrivedhere early Wednseday by air for a months tourand study of agricultural conditions in Europe C M Wilson director of in formation for the Iowa Farm Bu reau Federation said the group would visit in England and Scot land until Sept 12 when they would proceed to Holland Bel gium Switzerland and Luxem bourg Our air view of the English countryside was most impressive Wilson commented Each of the farmers is paying his own expenses North Towai the group are Burt Melvin Appel Rudd Leo Bruen ing Decorah Harold L McKin ley St Ansgar JohnEilers Clar ion andJack Dethmers Garner Caught Napping Cedar Rapids US Dorsey alias Gerie Jones 26 Cedar Rapids Negro apparently just hasnt the ambition to be come a successful burglar Dorsye entered a store through a basement window vainly tried to batter the cash register open with a meat clever then fell asleep on the floor P ESkbff owner of the store found him asleep Wednesday morning quietly withdrew and called police Dorsey was still pounding his ear when police ar rived SEE 10 POUND CDTPERPERSON INMEATOUTPUT Curtailed Supplies and Higher Prices to Slash Consumption Next Year Chicago sup plies and higher prices will cut American meat consumption 10 poundsper capita in 1948 R J Eggert associate director of the American Meat Institute said Wednesday Eggert told delegates to the in stitutes 42nd annual meeting that the reduced production would result from increases in the price of corn and other animal feed grains Eggert madehis estimate a day after cattle prices at the Chicago stockyards rose to a hundred weight to equal the high for the year set last Jan 8 The price still was under the all time record established last Nov 29 Experts said the high prices at the yards would show up only in the retail prices on high quality meat cuts Prices of lesser grade cuts have remained comparative ly stable Eggert said the average meat consumption next year would be 148 pounds per person as com pared with 158 pounds in 1947 This is still about 10 pounds larger than our per capita con sumption in 193941 he said Eggert said that present esti mates based on current reports of a sharply curtailed corn and grain crop strongly suggest that next summers meat supplies may be far short of balancing demand at prices which the general pub lic will consider reasonable Headded however that ac cording to the institutes esti mates there will be months nexiyeafwhen meal Supplies are expected to be less than those available at the present time He said that total meat pro duction including farm slaugh ter in 1948 is estimated at 218 billion pounds a 7 per cent de crease from 1947 but 16 per cent above the 193941 average Eggert said that meat prices today are lower than they were immediately after price controls were removed last year even though there has been a 33 per cent increase since January of this year The weekly earnings of the av erage worker in all manufacturing industries in June 1947 would not buy quite as much meat as the average weekly wage bought in 1939 even though wages today average weekly as com pared with in 1939 he said Roses should be placed in water immediately after cutting the blooms Taylor Sees Pope Castel Gandolfo UR Pope Pius Wednesday received Myron C Taylor American presidential envoy in a 35 minute audience Pays Fine With Dime Savings Marshalltown Allen a 23 year old exGI here started saving dimes in a big jar a year ago when he was discharged but he didnt know why then Be said he learned the real reason Tuesday and was thankful that each day he religiously emptied his pockets of all dimes By order of the city court here Allen carrying his bank under his arm reported toMunicipal Clerk Etta Northup Tuesday He spilled hundreds of shiny pieces on the office counter and laboriously counted out dime after dime That was his fine and court costs for a recent charge of reckless driving It was better than 30 days he said Freak Storm Damages School and Department Store in Leon Plunges Southern Iowa Town Into Darkness as Power Lines Go Out Leon freak storm of hurricane proportions severely damaged a department store and schoolhouse here early Wednes day and caused extensive minor damage throughout this southern Iowa town of 2400 persons No one was killed and no seri ous injuries were reported The wind blew in directly from the west on the heels of a violent electrical storm and plunged the town into darkness as power lines went out Long distance circuits into the town were out for several hours The windstorm itself was of oply 2 or 3 minutes duration but in that time it uprooted giant elms blew out windows and de molished 2 cabins at the Leon cabin camp The beds were left standing in their places The southwest corner of the upper story of the 3story brick Graham department store was torn away and the bricks toppled into the street A steel fire escape on the side of the store was twist ed into a spiral The windstorm struck about a m The preceding electrical storm brought a half inch of rain Tiles were ripped from the schoolhouse joof and windows wereblown Trees including some of the oldest and largest in town littered the streets Traffic on Highway 69 was tied up more than an hour while highway patrolmen and cars pulled the trees from the road Mrs W S Haseldean narrowly escaped serious injury She was closing a window in her bedroom when the wind blew in a heavy plate glass windowat the other side of the room Huge slivers of glass were driven into the head of the bed at the spot where she had been lying Cashes Leave Bond to Lose to Gunmen Philadelphia Veter an Jeffrey Williams walked out of a Philadelphia bank after cash ing his 208 terminal leave bond Less than 2 blocks away 4 men pounced on him from the rear While 2 of the thugs held his arms the others emptied his pockets AP Wlrephoto AMERICA 1947 competition for the selection of Miss America got down to some serious ogling Wednesday as the 54 contestants entered the first of a series of preliminary eliminations Miss Iowa Ruth Janet Anderson of Oelwein poses with this group of contestants From left to right are Carolyn Nixon Carol Chaff in Miss Delores Mendes Miss New Donna Southwick Miss Elizabeth Estep Miss West Ruth Anderson Miss Ruthellen Mears Miss and Margaret Wilson Miss Washing LOOK DEAN MacEWEN SUI Medical College Dean Dies of Heart Disease See page 2 Mohawks Need to Fashion New Line See page 11 Farrhland of Midwest in Danger of Erosion See page 4 City Council Discusses PreFabricated Houses See page 13 Twin Sons Born 14 Miles Apart Lexington Nebr sens were born 14 miles apart Tuesday to Mr and Mrs Hobert Macy of Cozad Nebr Thats 14 miles as the stork flies The first son was born at the Macy home and Mrs Macy and the child were rushed 14 miles to the Lexington community hospital where the 2nd child was born Dr Harry Dorwart the family physician reported the mother and newborn doing fine Weather Report FORECAST Iowa Partly cloudy a few wide ly scattered thundershowers north portion Wednesday night and northeast portion Thursday Slightly warmer north and east Wednesday night Cooler Thurs day Low Wednesday night 65 70 High Thursday 82S6 west and 8590 east Mason City Partly cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday A little warmer Wednesday nighl becoming cooler again late Thursday Low Wednesday night near 65 High Thursday near 88 Minnesota Partly cloudy scat tered showers and thundershow ers south and west central por tions Wednesday night and in east portions Thursday Cooler Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at i oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 92 Minimum 60 At 8 a m Wednesday 75 YEAR AGO Maximum 68 Minimum 48 SAME 343 White past traffic dtath In US ASKS AMERICA TO OPEN CACHE AT FORT KNOX Says It Is One of Best Ways to Bolster Buying Power of Stricken Areas Southport England eign Secretary Ernest Bevin called upon the United States Wednes day to redistribute the Fort Knox old to eliminate constant chaos n world trade payments I am quite sure that is one of he readiest ways to assist in in Teasing the purchasing power of he devastated areas of the vorld he declared in a speech 0 the powerful British trade union congress Bevin did not explain whether was speaking literally or sym jolically in proposing redistribu ion of the gold Nor did he in dicate whether he believed the dea could be integrated with the Marshall proposal for Europes economic rehabilitation The United States now owns over worth old about threefifths the unown world holdings gold for monetary purposes Approximate y is kept at Fort army stronghold in Ken ucky These figures do not in clude commercial gold such as that used in jewelry Bevin asked for a pledge from the union workers to fight a battle of production against star vation as the governments meth od of combatting Britains eco nomic crisis He announced a personal de cision to seek a customs union for the British empire and com monwealth He said the cabinet has not reached a decision I do cot think we can avoid any longer common defence and the acceptance pi certain common economic principles if we are to avoid theseconstant recurring crises We have got to settle this bal anceofpayments business in the world or it will be constant chaos Bevin said There are ways of settling it 1 know these Americans will be upset but I have got to upset somebody My own conviction is that she handicapped herself and caused high taxation in her own country by failure to redistribute the Fort Knox gold If you find another gold mine in the world it would asisst it would be a great but there is gold which had al ready been mined and it is doing I am quite sure that is one of the readiest ways to assist in in creasing the purchasing power of the devastated areas of the world On the domestic front Bevin served notice to the nations 20 000000 workers that the labor government would use a get tough policy to spur production Britains dollar crisis he said will continue for another two years during which we must get production Bevin welcomed the Russian ra tification of satellite peace treaties He declared again that the door was open to Russia to join the AngloAmerican economic fusion in Germany He said the Security Council of the United Nations had become a propaganda show Bevins Gold Idea Jolts U S Officials Washington Sec retary Ernest Bevins proposal for a redistribution of the gold stored at Fort Knox Ky apparently took official Washington by surprise Wednesday Undersecretary of State Robert Lovett told reporters at a news conference that he had heard nothing about the proposal and therefore could not comment on it Bevins suggestion was made in a speech before the British trade union congress in England as Sec retary of the Treasury Snyder boarded the Queen Elizabeth for the annual meeting of the world bank and fund in London Snyder likewise declined com ment saying I havent had a chance to study it and determine what the implications might be With Snyder gone treasury of ficials here declined direct com ment but one of them told a re porter If other countries want our gold they can have it the same way we got it from lay ing the money on the line at our price of an ounce The for sale sign is stilt on it for them Another official said this Boiled down to mantoman terms Bevins proposition seems to amount to saying Give me back the gold Ive sold you so I can sell it to you again Its like an invitation to give back the gold we bought from them
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