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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 12, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAMR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Lin MASON Clir SEPTEMBER 12 1947 ThbPiper Conibti at Two SectionsSection One 8 DIE IN IOWA TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS LEWIS BLOCKS AFL ACTION ON NONRED OATHS Report Mine Leader Has Decided to Tell UMW Heads Not to Sign By ALFRED LEECH Staff Correspondent Chicago UP John L Lewis chief of the United Mine Workers union has decided to order UMW officials not to sign anticommun ist affidavits as required by the TaftHartley labor law it was learned Friday The decision is blocking action by the American Federation of Labor executive council on the af fidavits according to persons close to Lewis President William Green the AFL had expected to announce the executive councils decision on signing of the noncommunist affidavits at a news conference Friday but he disclosed during the noon recess of the council meeting that a scheduled news Conference had been postponed until 5 p m CDT Green and other members of the council refused to explain the reason for the postponement or to confirm that the affidavit signing was the matter before the coun cil which this week began its quarterly meeting to draw up a program for submission to the AFL convention at San Francisco next month From other sources however It was learned that the council was in heated debate over the signing of the affidavits which union of ficials must sign under the new labor law to signify that they are not communists Lewis was said to be against complying with that phase ot the law because hefelt the UMW had long been known for its anti communist that the signing of was not neif Lewis holds out he will force the executive council to postpone action on the issue and to let it ride until the San Francisco con vention Earlier Green stepped into the Hollywood movie dispute by ask ing all the parties involved to meet here Rain Blesses Dusty Iowa for 2nd Day Des Moines and low temperatures blessed the dusty state of Iowa Friday for the 2nd consecutive day Rain ranging up to 257 inches at Sioux City fell in most parts of the state during the night Mercury readings in most places were in the 70s and low 80s The state maximum tempera ture Thursday was 82 at Oska loosa Sioux City Spencer and Forest City shared the overnight low temperature of 56 Overnight rainfall reports in cluded Ames 198 inches Chero kee 178 Ciarinda 152 Decorah 112 Spencer 86 Marshalltown 77 Forest City 73 Estherville 61 Mason City 72 Fort Dodge 53 Charles City 47 Alta 45 La moni 22 and Creston 13 Report FdRECAST Mason City Gradually clearing Friday night generally fair and warmer Saturday Low Friday night near 50 high Saturday 78 Iowa Gradually clearing Friday night and generally fair and wanner Saturday Low Friday night 50io 55 and high Sat urday 78 to 80 Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 3 degrees above normal in the north to 5 degres above normal in the south Warmer Saturday and Sunday Cooler Monday Precipitation average will range from one third inch in north west to ond half to three fourth inch in southeast Scattered showers Monday and again late Tuesday or Wednesday Normal high 75 in north to 79 in south Low 52 in north to 56 in south Minnesota Generally fair Friday night except for rain southeast portion early Friday night Fair and warmer Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclockxFriday morning Maximum 77 Minimum 57 At 8 a m Friday 58 Precipitation 72 YEAR AGO Maximum 68 Minimum 41 Bavin Delays Marshall Plan Windup Because of U S Blast Expect Postponement EASE MAIL BAN FOR LOTTERIES New Ruling Applies to Printing Stories Washington postoffice department ruled Thursday night that newspapers carrying stories in which there is incidental mention of a lottery will not be the mails The ruling it reversal of long standing policy represents anew interpretation of the law which provides that newspapers pub lishing the names of lottery win ners are not mailable The decision followed a chal lenge by the St Louis StarTimes ofHhe St Louis postmasters right to bar from the mails its editions which told how a North Carolina Negro held the winningticket in a lottery for a Cadillac automo bile only to be denied the prize on the ground that the drawing was for whites only Frank J Delany the depart ments solicitor said that after talking it over with Postmaster General Robert E Hannegan he decided Despite the liberal wording of the law it was not intended to exclude from the mails publica tions of such items which have a news value in their own right and in which the lottery ele ment is only incidental to a news worthy event Delany gave his opinion in a letter to Bernard F Dickmann the St Louis postmaster who had cautioned the StarTunes about the North Carolina story and said the editions would have been barred from the mails if the ac count had been noticed in time This law Delany said was not designed to suppress informa tion of news value to the public even though incidentally con nected with a lottery He added that his new inter pretation will be uniformly ap plied in the future in all cases wherever they arise LOOK INS IDE Senator Taft Makes Bid for Western Support See page 2 Worthington Will Teach Democracy Through Relief See page 3 Dodgers Beat Cardinals Behind Ralph Branca See page 9 of Week for Delegates to Trim Europes Needs Paris British foreign office announced Friday that For eign Secretary Ernest Bevin had postponed the scheduled windup session of foreign ministers of 16 nations on the Marshall plan be cause of United States criticism of a final report on Europes needs A foreign office spokesman in London said Bevin as chairman of the final session scheduled for next Monday had advised the for eign ministers of the decision and that no alternative date had been suggested Authoritative London sources said they expected the delay would be at least a week and pos sibly 2 so that the 16 nations del egations could act upon American advice to prune their estimates A secretariat source here said it was possible the conference would remain in session for almost 3 ad ditional weeks to rewrite their re port said now to call for nearly in U S aid in the next 4 years This informant said William L Clayton V S undersecretary of state for economic affairs told the conference executive committee Wednesday night he found the re port too indigestible in its cur rent form and objected to the method of presenting statistics Bevin who remains in London was expected to confer Friday with Clayton British officials were believed to be particularly concerned with the American blast at the report because they had been claiming all the initiative and most of the credit for framing the report French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault addressing the French na tional assemblys foreign affairs committee expressed optimism that a satisfactory report would be framed He praised the United States as the only nation to offer aid to Europe U S Demands Release by Yugoslavia of 9 British U S Personnel Washington United States has demanded the imme diate release by Yugoslavia of 9 British and American military personnel seized by the Yugoslavs in the vicinity of Trieste The state department said Fri day the demand was made in a vigorous protest to the Yugoslav government against the unwar ranted detention and maltreat ment of 14 British and Ameri can military personnel 5 of whom already have been released The American note was pre sented to the Yugoslav foreign of fice Thursday night DEATH left A brother and sister Edwin J McDerrnott 88 and Leona McDermott 19 both of Bernard were killed in this car Friday morning when it collided with a truck near Peosta Deputy Bernard A Goerdt inspects the battered remains of the auto At lowans died in the wreckage of this car which collided with 2 trucks loaded with hogs on highway 34 east of Albia The dead are Bob May 24 and Letha Carter both of Albia Henry Hoage Jr 29 and Thomas J Lee 39 both of Fairfield and Ralph L Heck 26 of Webster City Hard to Keep Root Over Heads Detreit J D Wilson had a little trouble Thursday keep ing a roof over her familys heads She heard a curious hammering above her porch and stepped out to find 3 men carefully removing the roof Just repairing it like were supposed to they explained casual ly in answer to Mrs Wilsons startled queries Unable to remember such order she telephoned her husband who cleared up the mystery It was a roof 2 doors down thestreet that needed repair The contractor and workmen promised to put back the Wilson house top without charge 15 Farmers Stricken by Food Poison Charles City Physicians here were awaitingFriday the result of an analysis from the Univer sityof Iowa in an attempt to dis cover the cause of food poisoning which affected 15 persons follow ing a noon meal at the Frank Burkhardt farm near Floyd Tues day Eight persons were taken to the Cedar Valley hospital and 3 were released Thursday afternoon Four of the remaining 5 were reported improved Kenneth Guderian was reported still seriously ill Two other patientswho re quired only minor treatment were Ed Burkhardt and Darrell Curry Released Thursday were M A Stewart Louis Smith and Robert Schmidt All the stricken per sons were residents of the Floyd vicinity Besides Guderian those still in the hospital are Mrs Ed Burk hardt Mrs T A Haggerty and Leona Burkhardt The attending physician said 4 samples of foods eaten by the vic tims have been sent to the Uni versity of Iowa faj analysis He said there was little doubt the ill ness was caused by some bac terial organism in the food In addition to theV persons taken to the hospital the others were treated at their homes The group all neighbors had gathered at the farm to help fill a silo A physician was callecl when one of the group collapsed in the barn and another fell in the farmyard The others were seized by illness soon afterwards Find Skull in jail Custer S Dak human skull wrapped in a burlap sack was found when cells were being removed from the old county jail built in 1882 here County offi cials said they had no idea where the skull came from or how long it had been in the jail LEE WILL ENTER CHURCH SERVICE General Plans to Retire as Commander in Italy Rome IP The hopes of Lt Gen John C HLee to enter the service of the Episcopal church in the United known Friday States became Lee plans to retire as TJ 5 army commander in the Mediterranean theater after the formal deposit next Monday of the allies rati fications of the peace treaty with Italy command has been under investigation recently by the armys inspector general Hollow ing Columnist Robert C Ruarks publication of charges of excesses of authority among officers in dealing with enlisted men Lee said Thursday his orders for re tirement were issued before pub lication of the charges Lee told of his plans to enter church service in an offtherec ord conference with correspond ents Thursday Subsequently the New York Herald Tribune printed a Home dispatch saying Lee planned on his retirement to of fer his services to the Rt Rev Henry Knox Sherill presiding bishop of the Protestant Episcopal church in the United States The Herald Tribune correspondent said he had believed Lees re marks Thursday were on the rec ord Hit Chinese Army Corruption Nanking ff Moving against army corruption a national de fense ministry military court Fri day sentenced a Chinese officer to death and convicted 10 others on charges of irregularities Hunt Skeleton Malverne N T UR Nassau county police searched Friday for a skeleton with 2 broken ribs and a detachable skull stolen from the garage of Dr Alexander Zabin across the street from the Mal verne police station 17 Passengers and Driver Are Hurt in BusTruck Collision lowan Among 8 Still in Hospital After Crash Near Atlantic Atlantic pas sengers and the driver of a Grey lound bus were treated for in juries following a bustruck col lision about 3 miles west of here late Thursday night Eight of the passengers in cluding 1 lowan were still hos pitalized Friday but none were injured seriously Deputy Sheriff Dale Cornell said that Merrill Claude Perdue 24 of Atlantic whom he iden tified as the driver of the truck was arrestedFriday morning Ho charges had been filed The bus skidded sideways about 60 feet after the collision the rear wheels dropped into a cul vert and the bus smashing fhe top overturned The injured were taken to an Atlantic hospital in another empty bus which had been pre ceding the vehicle that was car rying the passengers Cornell said that the empty bus had been forced into a ditch by the same truck He said the driver of this bus Ferry Hilfiker Omaha turned back when he noticed the other bus was not following him The driver of the bus carrying passengers was identified as Glen Cedarburg Omaha who suf fered leg and head abrasions The injured were identified still as hospitalized Mrs Claude Sturtevant 66 Ann Arbor Mich lacerations of the left arm and shock Mrs Lydia Johnson 60 Los Angeles shock Mrs Clara Trasser 55 San Diego shoulder injury Arthur Wertman 11 San Diego lacerations Miss Pearl Fosmer 65 Chicago lacerations on the neck Mrs Evelyn Reilly 40 wife of Maj G G Reilly Lowry Field Denver shock and bruises Miss Elsie Jensen 23 Park Ridge 111 arm injuries Mrs Gladys Place 62 Dexter Iowa bruises PROBE SANITY OF JACK BERRY Iowa Falls Man Taken to Iowa City Hospital Iowa Berry 30 of Iowa Falls charged with first de gree murder following the fatal shooting of his brotherinlaw Er nest Knott 50 Iowa Falls was n Iowa City Friday where he Had been removed Thursday from the prison at Fort Madison for examination in the psychopathic Hospital The decision to take Berry to Iowa City was made by his at torneys Lundy Butler and Lundy of Eldora The action was not con tested by Don Barker of Iowa Falls Hardin county attorney The shooting took place in Iowa Falls last June 28 After Berry was charged with first degree murder he was taken to the coun ty jail at Eldora In August he was removed to the penitentiary at Fort Madison After the exam ination in Iowa City he is to be taken to Anamosa Barker stated Berry is a veteran of World war II During questioning Berry stated he had been a patient in Schick General hospital in Clin ton Members of his family have asserted he had been a mental patient in one or 2 hbspitalsThese were contributing factors in the decision to have Berry examined in Iowa City Regains Consciousness After 43 Days in Coma Davenport Botch has been uncon days after being ford 10 who scious for 43 struck by a car July 29 Friday regained consciousness and phy sicians said he had a good chance for recovery The lad was still dazed but ap parently on his way out of the coma Cash gifts donated by resi dents of this town to finance his doctor and hospital bills have amounted to more than England can not declare war make peace or sign treaties for any of her dominions 47 DEATH TOLL MOUNTS TO 371 IN 3 CRACKUPS Worst Crash in 24 Hour Period Occurs at Albia With 5 lowans Killed Iowas traffic death toll soared to 371 5 over the corresponding period of last year Friday as 8 lowans were killed in highway accidents during the past 24 hours The toll narrowly missed going higher when a greyhound bus overturned near Atlantic Thurs day night requiring hospital treatment for 18 and the driver none of whom was injured ser iously Worst of the 3 fatal accidents in the state occurred near Albia late Thursday night when 5 persons were killed in a collision involving an automobile and 2 trucks loaded with hogs on highway 34 2 miles east of the town It was the worst mass I ever saw Sheriff John W Goodwin said The dead were identified by Coroner Bart Downs as Bob May 24 and Letha Carter both of Albia Henry Hoage Jr 29 and Thomas J Lee 39 both of Fairfield and Ralph L Heck 26 ot Webster City Goodwin said the car driven by May was traveling west when it met a string of 3 trucks loaded with hogs traveling from Chari ton to Ottumwa The May car in which all of the victims were riding sideswiped the 2nd of the 3 trucks the sheriff said and crashed into the last truck driven by John Foglesong Chariton I think the May automobile must have been traveling very fast the sheriff said The Foglesong truck ivas badly damaged but Foglesong escaped with only minor injuries the sher iff reported Five head of hogs were killed he said and the other animals scattered along the high way rightofway It was the 2nd accident this year in which 5 persons were killed Last Feb 2 5 persons died in aautotrain collision in a bliz zard at Applington The May car spun into a high way guard rail after striking the Foglesong truck the sheriff re ported Bodies of 3 of the occu pants of the automobile thrown clear and 2 were found entangled in the wreckage of the car the sheriff said Coroner Downs identified Eye Raging Hurricane in Atlantic Miami Fla warn ings were hoisted in distant is lands of the lesser Antilles Friday as a fullfledged Atlantic hurri cane with winds reported at 143 miles an hour sped westnorth westward at a forward speed of 20 miles an hour The storms center is expected to pass to the north of Barbuda and the northern Virgin Islands Friday night and Saturday as it bores a path in the general direction of Puerto Rico the goal of the bat tleship Missouri which is bringing President Truman home from Bio de Janeiro The Missouri is still many miles away too far to feel any effects of the storm except perhaps the long rolling swells such disturb ances make feltin distant sea areas An army plane which probed the storm located the center at a m Friday atlatitude 178 north longitude 593 west or some 300 miles east of Puerto Rico This would put it about 1500 miles from Florida the was sideswiped by the May automo driver of the truck which SAME Black lac means triftio death In past 24 hours Hogs Wheat Corn Prices Drop Slightly as Scattered Buyer Resistance Develops in Nation By UNITED PRESS Hogs wheat and corn dropped slightly Friday from their record price levels at Chicago as scat tered buyer resistance developed across the nation Grains continued Thursdays downward trend on the Chicago board of trade and shortly before the close May corn futures were off the 8cent limit for a single days trading September wheat whose abrupt rises recently have paced the market was down to within Z cents of the days low limit selling at a bushel Some of the early decline was attributed to increased margin re quirements announced by the board Thursday Hogs ivhich set an alltime high of per hundred pounds at Chicagos huge Union Stockyards Thursday opened 25 to 50 cents lower Friday At Perry N Y Village Trustee Paul Neff proprietor of the vil lage meat market advertised in the local newspaper that he would accept new radios refrigerators automobiles or pianos as down payment on 1 pound of meat He said so far he was offered an old gramaphone as part payment on a pork chop Housewives alarmed at the steady rise in prices determined to quit talking about high prices and dosomething about them La bor unions in many parts of the country got behind the house wives The idea of forcing prices down caught on rapidly The buyer resistance developed along 2 old the other new The first wasan old method Tighten the belt and refuse to buy anymore than absolutely neces sary Individual housewives boomed this method with chain phone calls urging neighbors to tie up their pursestrings The 2nd methodwas new It was the formation of coopera tives by buyers usually sponsored by unions Their plan aimed at eliminating middleman profits They bought in bulk and sold food at cost A CIO United Auto Workers local representing 16000 workers at the Briggs manufacturing com pany at Detroit authorized the ex penditure of to open a grocery store in the union hall Groceries will be sold at cost by union officers They will serve as grocery clerks without pay Mrs Nellie Strong in Spring field Ohio took up the house wives resistance movement She called other housewives selected at random from a phone book She asked them to buy only essentials and ask others to do the same At Salt Lake City 10000 wom en members of the Salt Lake Council of Women decided to re frain from unnecessary buying They said it was not a buyers strike They said theyd ust buy in smaller quantities Meanwhile the upward price spiral continued At Detroit the price of milk was slated to go up a cent a quart next Tuesday Market after market reported all time highs The Chicago board of trade in creased margin requirements on grain from 5 to 25 cents a bushel Richard F Uhlmann first vice president of the board said the move was made for the best in terest and protection of a free open and market Despite the howls for lower prices new alltime records for food were being established in all sections of the country Thurs day Taken at random a few the new alltime highs were a bushel for December wheat at Chicago a hundredweight for hogs at Los a hundredweight for hogs at Mil waukee bile as Charles GravesChariton He said the 3rd truck was driven by Richard Robinson Chariton A brother and sister were killed early Friday in an autotruck collision on a quiet country road near Peosta The victims were Edwin J Mc Dermott 28 and Leona McDer mott 19 both of Bernard Iowa Their car driven by McDermott was going down an inclined curve when a delivery truck driven by Dan McCarthy 30 also of Ber nard appeared from the opposite direction McCarthy who was not injured said he saw the car from a dis tance of 50 feet and applied my brakes and headed for the ditch on my side of the road It was all over before I knew what happened he related The McDermott car apparently became caught under the truck body and was completely wrecked The girls body was pinned inside the wreckage while that of her brother a veteran of World war 11 was thrown out of the car Sheriff Leo J Martin said he thought the accident was unavoid able because of the overcast weather and overhanging trees which hindered the drivers vi sion Perry Patterson 26 of Water loo died at an Independence hos pital Thursday night of injuries received when his motorcycle overturned near Jesup Iowa Thursday Deputy Sheriff Berle Meggers reported that Patterson was at tempting to pass several cars on 20 at the time of the ac   

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