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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 8, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER MAKES AWL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL tin AMOditea Prta and United Froi rull litntt oott Copy MASON cm IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 8 This Pwef ConiWt at Two SerumaSccum Ont NO GREEN BACKS NONRED AFFIDAVITS One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGIO Hun City tutor WTAD Qtlncr WOI Aunt WfW CUT XkmtoT p Germany Is Key To Europes Economy IN the European scene we are witnessing anew impressive proof that no lasting peace can be built on the revenge motive Thats exactly what both Russia and the western allies have been trying to do up to this th3 result is conspicuous failure Proceeding from what has come to be known as the Morgenthau plan weve been tryinf to con vert Germany into an agrarian state Deliberately weve been placing limitations on Germany s recovery as an industrial state Under our policy the people of Germany have undergone an or deal of punishment for which no tears should be shed They had it coming But so also have all the people of western for the simple reason that Ger many more specifically western Germany is the key to the entire European economy ALL possibility of success in our program for converting Ger many into an agrarian state went out the window at Potsdam when the American British Russian and French heads of state met and carved our vanquished enemy into 4 compartments In that division the breadbasket area of Germany went to Russia Although eastern Germany con tains no more than a third of the total population it has always been Germanyi principal producer of foodstuffs The areas ttlten over by Amerl ca oh the other hand have since thedays oi Germanys Industrialization been largely dependent on food from outside particularly eastern Ger many rpHUS by the very nature of A things in launching a program to reduce Germany to an agrarian status we were inviting for our selves the necessity of filling in the food gap between what our occupational zones can produce and what the 50million inhabit ants must have to sustain life In the working out of things the agricultural production to these 3 western zones has fallen 30 per cent below the prewar level As the only nation which can America has been forced to pour in food to avoid mass starva tion All in all our plan for deal ing with defeated Germany has proved a dismal failure In a big way we have the burden of Ger many on our by we I mean the American taxpayer v Moreover the end isnt to we take a realistic look at our problem and resolve to do something about it Ant this leads me into the subject of my visit with you in this com mentary A former lowan Lewis H Brown chairman of the board of the JohnsManviUe corpora tion recently returned from a months trip to Europe during which on invitation of Gen Lucias D Clay head of the oc cupational program in Germany he made a firsthand study ol Europes economic problem This former was reared at Creston and is a grad uate of the University of has prepared a 250 pace report on his observations and recommen dations This is still on a con fidential basis But a summary of his report has been released A point about Mr1 Brown o special Mason City interest is tha brother is married to a sister of Guy C Blackmore and chem ist at the Northwestern State Portland cement mill It is upon this that I shall drawing quite largely for the re mainder of this commentary and from a personal letter received by me from Mr Brown who is a personal friend of many years standing IN his report Mr Brown ha sought to indicate what must be done if the Marshall which he to succeed Not even a beginning can bi made to a solution of the prob lem of western Europe he as serts unless we Americans rec ognize and admit that the Mor genthan philosophy is predi cated on fallacies and has made impossible the accomplishment o the very objectives which we ail considered Imperative The fundamental thesis under lying Mr Browns entire approacf to the problem is that the eco CONTINUED ON PACK Refugees Resist Landing in Germany SOLDIERS USE CLUBS TO GET 1206 OFF SHIP This Is Hitlerism Cry Jews as They Are Sent to Detention Camp Hamburg Germany P The British government landed Mon day 1206 of the Exodus 1947 Jews t barred from Palestine but only after soldiers had clubbed or lailed scores who resisted a loud speaker invitation to step peace iully onto German soil This is Hitlerism the Jews as they Cries of ime from warded trains which carried them the Poppendorf detention camp or future disposition according to nationality The Jews disembarked Monday were from the transport Ocean Vigour one of 3 ships on which Britain returned the refugees from Palestine after overtaking their uncertified immigration ship the Exodus 1947 They have been at sea virtually ever since they left France for Palestine July 10 The remaining transports are due to unload Tuesday and Wednes day A reporter who witnessed the evacuation operation below decks estimated that 1 in 7 of the 3cean Vigours passengers had to be removed with some degree of physical pressure Correspondents on the dock agreed they had seen at least 50 Jews manhandled on the gangplanks with the action against them ranking from club bingtpppshing and carrying them bodily The disembarking began peace fully at a m For almost 3 hours there was no visible sign of violence while refugees moved down the gangplank Bearded men boys women and slim young girls came ashore some of them helped by bereted soldiers car Find Murder in Death of Iowa Man 40 Davenport J Win field 40 of Davenport was mur dered Coroner Frank C Keppy said Monday Winfields body was found near a hobo camp on the bank of the Mississippi river Sunday Keppy said an examination showed Winfield died of crushing injuries on the neck and head ap parently inflicted by a sharp strument He was no doubt about it Keppy said Winfield had been missing since last Wednesday The body was discovered by Winfields brother Anslem Win fields shirt was found in his car nearby and his hat and trousers were in the weeds about 50 yards away There were spots of what appeared to be blood inside the hat Keppy said rying luggage The system played jazz loudspeaker Saturday Night Is the Loneliest Night in the Week and other tunes There was some trouble below decks however and around 9 a m This became apparent to re porters held back at dockside vantage points Recalcitrant men wpmen and children were dragged and pushed down the gangplank by soldiers wielding clubs and rubber truncheons or smackers In full view of the correspond ents troops beat the resisting Jews Many refugees flailed their arms and shouted defiance as they were dumped on the dock and removed to the Poppendorf train There were cries against being forced to come to this land which is a bloody graveyard of millions of Jews Two reporters permitted by the British to go aboard the Ocean Vigour said the Jews began dem onstrations when operations started in the 2nd hold with many singing and putting up strong resistance Some girls spat at the soldiers and a period of bedlam ensued The trobps first tried to move the Jews leaders by pushing a London reporter said but then resorted to truncheons When this hold was cleared it contained smashed boxwood bits of bread fragments of clothing and considerable bilge After some of the leaders were carried away the remaining Jews agreed to come off quietly and a 2nd gangway was opened to speed up the disembarking The first train reaching Pop pendorf carried 600 or 700 Jews and was unloaded there without incident but a British official sait some of the Jews had torn iron bars from the train windows The unloading was completed FGG EYES RADIO EDITORIALIZING Set Hearings on Meaning of Commissions Ruling Washington IP The federal communications commission an nounced Monday it will hold learings here beginning Jan 12 on what the national policy should be with respect to editorializing jy radio broadcast stations The announcement said the FCC 1 Determine whetherthe ex opinions by bfoadtast station licensees on matters of public interest and controversy is consistent with heir obligation to operate their stations in the public interest 2 Determine the relationship between any such editorial ex pressions and the affirmative ob ligation of the licensees to insure that a fair and equal presentation of all sides of controversial issues is made over their facilities The commission said it ordered the inquiry because of widespread discussion in the industry over the exact meaning of a 1941 FCC ruling which said in part The broadcaster cannot be an advocate at a m a m Standard Time Central Death Toll Mounts in New Delhi Rioting New Delhi rattle oi jolife gunfire echoed through the streets ofthis riotscarred capita Monday as the death toll amoni continuously clashing bands of Sikhs Hindus and Moslems con tinued to mount far above Sun days total of 21 One police official said he hat a report that the military kfflec more than 100 rioters in ok Delhi governmen order to crush the opened fire with Tommy guns automatic rifles and Sten guns A pall of smoke hung over sec tions of the new city where rov ing mobs had fired buildings while in other areas the military had its hands full running down rioters and knifewielding loot ers who continued to sack homes and shops Iowa VFW Post Wins 3rd in Band Contest Cleveland Veterans o Foreign Wars meeting here an nounced Monday the winners of it inilliondollar pageant of drum competition among 18 bands am drum and bugle corps The Cedar Rapids Iowa VFW post won 3rd place in tie con test for senior bands t Red Buir Division Vets Seek Citizenship for French Orphan Des Moines petition with which the 34th Red Bull arm division hoped to gain United States citizenship for a 17 year ol French orphan was on its way to Houston Tex Monday The petition was circulated Sunday among members of the divi sion meeting here to form a permanent organization of members o the division who served in World War n The orphan for whom they wish to win citizenship is Alexande Stewarf a French lad who stayed with the division through its jaun across North Africa and Italy sometimes fighting shoulder to shoulder with the men against the nazis The youth known to the men of the 34th as Alec is now working for a radio repair firm in Houston and is under bond for an immi gration hearing Stewart was deporteft to France once before only to find that th orphanage where he Had formerl lived had burned during the war and the record of his stay ther was lost Hence the French woul not allow him to stay in France and he was returned to the Unite States AP WIrcphoto SOMETHING NEW IN STUDENT of Irving Franklin Googins Jr of Jamaica N Y built this shack for him on the William Jewell college campus Liberty Mo as a gag But Googins inside shack found upon arrival that he had no place to live so was forced to occupy the shack The other contractors left to right are Kyle Duncan Memphis Tenn Bruce Bryant Freeport N Y and Thomas Bray Reidsville N Car The 5 students are exservicemen New Hampton Publisher Kills Self With Pistol at City Dump Feuling Was Over 111 Health Rites Are Set for New Hampton jFeu ngr publisher of tiMrWew tonTribune for 37 yearsand a former democratic state chair man shot and killed himself Sun day on the edge of the city dump here Sheriff George C Murray said Feuling who was democratic state chairman from 1921 to 1927 and 1933 to 1935 had been de spondent over ill health for some time the sheriff said Murray said Feuling had been shot twice through the head with a 32 calibre revolver but that the case obviously was suicide Cor oner Paul Gardner said there would be no inquest Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 a m at St Jo sephs Catholic church the Kev E J Frost assistant pastor of ficiating The body at the Larkin funeral home may be seen after 1 p m Tuesday Besides his wife he is survived by a son John E Feuling of Ft Wayne Ind and 2 daughters Mrs Lucille Richmond of New Hamp ton and Mrs Louise Vickers of Akron Ohio Under Feulings leadership the democrats reelecteda state tick et which had come intooffice in the democratic landslide that swept Franklin D Roosevelt into the presidency in 1932 Feuling was born Oct 8 1881 at Ionia in Chickasaw county He attended Iowa State Teachers col lege taking a bachelor of arts degree in 1903 and a master of arts degree in 1804 Thefollow ing year he studied at the Univer sity of Chicago From 1904 to 1907 he served as superintendent of schools at Marathon and in 1907 and 1908 he served in the same capacity at Lawler He was Chickasaw county superintendent of schools from 1909 to 1913 He was a former president of the Iowa Press association and in 1940 was named special assistant to the director ofthe 2nd region of the federal surplus commodi ties corp food stamp division and the surplus marketing admin istration of the TJ S department of agriculture at Milwaukee Feuling was eulogized by former Iowa Gov Nelson Kraschel as a dynamic character whose zeal and enthusiasm had a great deal to do with democratic victories in Iowa Kraschel lieutenant governor for part of Feulings terms as state chairman and now general agent for the Omaha office of the farm credit administration added Feulings services to his party were outstanding when we needed leadership He had one idea as a state chairman win He worked at it hard and effectively He was a prominent member of the Iowa Weekly Press association and an excellent newspaperman Killed by Truck Des Moines Ann Robbins 20monthsold daughter of Mrs Georgia Robbins of Des Moines was fatally injured Sat urday when she was run over by a concreteblock laden truck in a driveway near the trailer camp where she lived J FEULING Payoff San Francisco These things never pay off observed Police Sgt Marion Overstreet demonstrating a slot machine taken in a raid He put in a nickel pulled the handle hit the jackpot 15 Killed in Collision Rio de Janeiro least 15 persons were killed and 70 others injuredjn the collision of a ferry boat ana a launch in Guanabara bay Sunday night Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Generally fair and cooler Monday night and Tues day Diminishing winds Monday night Low Monday night near 60 high Tuesday 80 Iowa Generally fair cooler north west half of state Monday night and in north and west portion Tuesday Diminishing winds Monday night Low Monday night 60 northwest to 72 south east High Tuesday 80 north west to 90 southeast Minnesota Partly cloudy coole south and west portions Monday night and over entire state Tuesday Diminishing wind Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 84 Minimum 69 At 8 a m Monday 73 YEAR AGO Maximum 67 Minimum 56 GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending a 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 89 Minimum 64 At 8 a m Sunday 69 YEAR AGO Maximum 82 Minimum 62 ARREST LEADER OF AFL Link Obermeier With Crackdown on Reds New York S de partriieht of justice moving swift y in its drive to crack down o alienborn communist leaders i he labor movement Monday ar rested Michael J Obermeier pres detn of Local 6 Hotel and Clu Smployes union Obermeier was charged wit being affiliated with an organiza ion that teaches the overthrow b orce and violence of the govern ment of the United States by W S Watkins district director of th nunigration and naturalizatio service He was arrested by departmen of jutsice agents at the offices o his union where he submitte without objection Obermeier born in Munich Uermany 54 years ago enterec this country in 1913 The immigration warrant upo which the union leader was ar rested also charged him with be ing an alien who is a member o or affiliated with an organizatio that writes circularizes distrib utes etc written and printed mat ter advising and advocating th overthrow by force and violenc of the government of the Unitec States His bond was set at 1 Killed 6 n Hospital After Crash By Staff Representative Chatles persons were n the Cedar Valley hospital here Monday with serious injuries suf ered in an automobile collision ear Floyd early Sunday in which lizabeth Arnes 19 of Austin flinn was killed Still in the hospital Monday rere Donis Osmundson 20 Minn fractured left leg nd lacerations of jaw and leg Willard Ryner 26 of near Rudd river of one of the cars severe lacerations of the eye and knee Arthur Brown Floyd compound racture of the left hand and face Injuries David Brown 4 son of Mr and ttrs Arthur Brown1 head Injury Dennis Ryner 6 son of Mr and ttrs Willard Ryner fractured leg Mrs Arthur Brown who at first had been at the hospital and was eleased came back later and it was found she had a fractured leg The Ryners and Browns were all passengers in the Ryner car Oth rs who were released from the hospital after minor treatment were Joe Perry of Austin driver of the car in which Misses Arnes and Osmundson were riding and Robert Hupke of Austin owner of the car Hospital reports Monday morn ng said all the patients were get ting along favorably The accident occurred when Perry traveling south on 218 Bazooka Rocket Kills 3 Children and Injures 5 All in Same Family Newton Kans bazook rocket exploded Sunday nigh killing 3 children and injuring others all members of the sarn family Dead were Calvin Carol Louis and Paul David Schmidt Donalc Lorena Arnold Robert and Mar vin Schmidt were injured Sheriff Harry Goodman said th father Arnold Schmidt told hir he had brought several dud rock ets and shells home as souveni from Fort Hiley Kans where h had been working The chUdren were home alor at the time of the explosion Good man said and were found by neighbor PREDICTS AFL COUNCIL WILL OKNLRBRULE Lewis Is Noncommittal On Recommendation by President of Union Chicago President William Green said Monday he would recommend that all officers of the AFL sign noncommunist affidavits in order to use facili ties of the national labor relations board under the TaftHartley act Greens statement to reporters at the start of a crucial session 6 the AFLs powerful executive council was the first official word on what the federations policy under new labormanagement law failed to see the stop sign at the intersection and plowed into the Ryner car headed west on high way 18 the highway patrol re ported The impact carried both cats down the road more than ISO feet with the Minnesota auto land ing on Its side Mrs Willard Ryner riding with her husband escaped injury Ambulances from Grossmans and Hausers rushed to thescene along with members of the Floyd county sheriffs office Harold White of the Charles City police force and members of the highway patrol Traffic was more than an hour tied up for Both cars were demolished The Ryners and Browns were return ing from a movie in Charles City Perry said he was enroute to the Frontier club east of Charles City according to the highway patrol SAME Black flat means traffic death In pait U houn would be The 74 year old president of the AFL predicted that the council members unanimously would vote to go along reluctantly with his recommended policy On the 15member executive council is John L Lewis head of the United Mine workers and 13th vice president of the AFL whose official publication the United Mine Workers Journal has at tacked the required affidavits Nevertheless Lewis was non committal on his attitude as he entered the council meeting He grinned when newsmen told him ofGreens declaration The CIO has delayed until its Boston convention Oct 13 any de cision on whether to sign the af fidavits Without these affidavits from the top officers of the AFL and CIO no member iunion or local will have any standing as a union before the NLRB under an inter pretation of the TaftHartley act by the boards general counsel Robert N Denham Should the AFL officers clear the way for all their member unions to use the board therefore they would have the CIO at a serious disadvantage in bargain ing elections The NLRB determines which union is the rightful bargaining agent for groups of employes under the TaftHartley act and under the Wagner act which pre ceded it Green said the AFLs position would be announced he thought at a press conference at 4 p m central standard time Monday He said he would make the issue the first order of business for the council Some of the 14 active members of the AFLs executive council are among organized labors most out spoken foes of communism But privately they say they object to being singled out to swear they are not affiliated with any or ganization advocating the over throw of the U S government as required by the TaftHartley act Over the weekend the influen tial executive board of the AFLs building and construction trades department voted to sign up This would give AFL unions in that field the edge over rival organ izations but the building trades leaders can be blocked by Lewis or any other AFL officer who doesnt want to sign the affidavits Iowa Boy 4 Drowns in Mississippi River Muscaiine serv ices will be held Wednesday aft ernoon for Melvin Le Roy Zook 4yearold son of Mr and Mrs Arthur W Zook of Muscatine who drowned in the Mississippi river here Sunday Zoofc told police he and bis 2 sons Melvin and Lajry 8 had been fishing and as they started to leave for home Melvin ran ahead getting temporarily out of sight Zook said when he next saw Melvin the child was floating in water just above a dam here Zook waded and swam to the child and pulled him to the bank where ef forts to revive him failed Senator Taft Sees No Reason for Special Session of Congress Columbus Ohio UR Senator Robert A Taft Mon day said he could see no reason for a special session before con gress convenes next January Taft said there was no reason for a sepcial session on domestic affairs snd that inform ation on foreign aid would not be readyfor congressional action be fore Jan 1 1948 He told newsmen at a conference prior to starting on a western tour to determine his presidential pos sibilities that he and congress were not sufficiently advised on the foreign situation U S Rabbi Is Involved in Plot to Bomb London With Leaflets Paris security police turned oveX to the public pro secutor Monday their dossiers involving an American rabbi and 2 other persons in what detectives said was a plot to drop 10000 Jewish propaganda leaflet bombs from an airplane on London The Korff 33 cochairman of the American Po litical Action committee for seized at pistol point Sat urday night as he walked toward a private plane at the Toussus le Noble airport near Versailles vestigators said the plane was to be used to drop leaflets over the British capital Also arrested at the airport were Reginald Gilbert 24 a former U S army flier and Judish Rosen berger 23 a redhaired Hungar ianborn secretary The 3 are scheduled to appear before an ex amining magistrate in Paris Thurs day All are held at present with out charges The security police released one of 10 other persons they seized for questioning Sunday in a round up of persons suspected of mem bership in the stern gang an un derground Jewish group active in Palestine Police said in the room of one of the group they found materials that could have been used to man ufacture explosives and also a list of Paris members of the stern gang Dies of Injuries Cedar Rapids Donald E Johnson 31 of Cedar Rapids died late Saturday night of in juries suffered Aug 28 when his motor scooter crashed into the rear of a parked truck here LOOK INS IDE New Greek Government to Pardon Guerrillas See page 2 Juvenile Home at Toledi Trains for Family Living See page 3 Cards Press Closer to Brooklyn Dodgers See page   

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