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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 6, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MI3TSHY OES C3MP SF ANii ASCti I VE9 I THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Lin i and United TuU Loud Fivo m Copyl MASON crnr IOWA MONDAY OCTOBER e This Paper Consists of Two No 307 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO Hum Citr Snndrnj a m WLCX Lm Croise Suodj p m WTAD QalDey 8 p rt WOI Ames Tuesday a m WSUL Iowa CUT Tbartdj p m Where Theres Fuel There May Be Fire TN checking back over the 250 commentaries Ive given in the past 5 years I find to my surprise that I have never addressed one to the subject of fire prevention This I should tell you is a bit embarrassing to me because fire prevention is so closely akin to accident prevention And nobody would ever accuse me of having stinted on the safety subject It occurs to me therefore that national fire preven tion week Oct 5 to be an appropriate time to start making amends for this neglect to which with red face Ive pleaded guilty FIRST of all it might be well to take a look at the scope of the problem involved Last year the nations fire waste reached the staggering total of highest in 20 years and the 2nd highest in American history But that isnt the worst part of the story The worst part is that as a people were gettingworse instead of better Last years fire loss was 23 per cent greater than that of the pre vious year and 83 per cent greater than the last prewar year 1910 What Ive mentioned so far of course has to do with dollars A thing more shocking is that the fire demon is a killer of men women and children WHILE the statistics on this subject admittedly are a bit fragmentary it is estimated that 10000 Americans have lost their lives to fire every year If this is substantially correct the death toll from fire over the past 25 years was almost as great as Americas death toll on the battlefields in World war II Thats the overall picture of our problem I dont believe it will be argued that our subject isnt worthy of our mostcserious consideration BUT just conceding that we face a problem doesnt solve it We have to do something about it And we can As in preventing accidents on the streets and high ways each one of us has a per sonal responsibilityin fire pre vention Nothing constructive is going to come about so long as we assume too many of us dorthat fires are caused by the other fellow and that they arent our personal concern ALL of us have an inclination to think of fires in terms of largescale catastrophes We still dramatize the great Chicago fire of 1871 the San Francisco earth quake and fire of 1906 or the great London fire of long ago Last year we were all shocked by the wave of hotel Dubuque Chicago Atlanta and Winnipeg News pictures of the victims leaping from the flames or hanging from window ledges helped make these catastrophes real to us But what we dont seem to realize is that these largescale involving a loss of thousand or for no more than a 5th of the nations total fireloss in the aver age year That was true last year THE really arresting fact is that the kind of blaze which could originate right in your home or in your place of business today is the type which contributes most to our nations hall billion dollar annual fire loss Too many of us also lull our selves into a false sense of se curity by another variety of vac uous reasoning We say to our selves l My property is covered by in surance I dtint need to worry about fire We actually kid ourselves into believing that when property covered by insurance burns no body has to pay anything Thats about as false an assumption as anything that could be imagined rnHE fact is that the present rates of insurance based on experience statistics are measur ably higher thanthey would be If this fallacy to which Im re ferring wasnt so universally held Instead of saying to ourselves I wont lose anything in the event of a fire because Im in sured we ought to say Im paying a lot more for my insur ance than I ought to pay because so many folks have this crazy notion TN my approach to the traffic safety problem Ive always proceeded from the premise that the people of America can have exactly the degree of safety on their streets and highways that they demand The formula for preventing ac cidents is as well established as the formula for preventing such communicable diseases as small CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 YANKS WIN 1947 WORLD SERIES 8 MORE KILLED BY ACCIDENTS OVER WEEKEND Loretta Frohling of Thornton Killed in Crash Near Goodell By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS Iowa traffic fatalities in 1947J already well above last year took another spurt over the weekend as 8 persons 5 of them from Sioux City died in accidents The 1947 death toll rose to 423 Monday as compared tb 398 the same date a year ago Harold Olson Sioux City farm er 2 of his children his wife Hazel 30 and an unborn infant were killed Saturday when the car in which they were riding stalled on the Illinois Central railroad tracks and was struck by a Chicago to Sioux City pas senger train The dead besides Olson and his wife were his daughter Becky 5 and Keith 11 months old son Sandra 6 another daughter suffered severe cuts and bruises but was reported in fairly good condition at a hospital here Train Engineer E J Fecht Fort Dodge Iowa said the tram was traveling about 60 miles an hour at the time of the crash A caesarean operation was per formed in an attempt to save Mrs Olsons unborn child but the baby was dead upon delivery The other death at Sioux City was that of Mrs Hattie Brinker hoff 59 of Sipux City who was fatally injured Sunday night in an accident on the west side of town Merlin Powell 22 route 1 Sioux City was released without charge Sunday after having been ques tioned in connection with the SAME BUck flat means death In past 24 hoiri death here Saturday night of Mrs Brinkerhoff who was killed when she was struck by an automobile said by police to have been driven by Powell Powells release came after an investigation by R W Perkins Woodbury county coroner In an accident a mile north of Goodell Loretta Frohling 18 of Thornton was killed Saturday night her brother Donald Froh ling 20 lost one arm and 3 other persons less seriously injured were in a hospital at Belmond Monday Coroner Kenneth Boughton of Britt said Donald Frohling driver of the car cut in sharply ahead of a car driven by Arthur Pals of Clarion to avoid hitting an oncom ing car on highway 69 Others injured were Francis Johnson Helen Sharpe and Ar nold Anderson of the Meservey The Frohling children are son and daughter of Mr and Mrs Herman Frohling No funeral arrangements had been made Monday morning Frank Jordan Ames Iowa farmer and his bridetobe Jose phine Fontana 30 of Enterprise were killed early Sunday morning when their automobile rammed into a bridge abutment near Elk hart 15 miles north of Des Moines The bodies were discovered by a newspaper route carrier Polk County Coroner A E Shaw set the time of death at about 3 a m Deputy Sheriff Wilbur Hulbert who investigated said the car ap parently had been traveling at high speed when it struck the abutment Miss Fontanas family said the couple had left early in the eve ning to go to Ames Elizabeth to Obey in Marriage Vows London word obey will not be omitted from Princess Elizabeths marriage vows when she is wed to Lt Philip Mountbat ten on Nov 20 Although an alternative mar riage service used in some Church of England ceremonies omits the word the form of service used at the royal wedding will be that specified in the Book of Common Prayer Buckingham palace an nounced Sunday Under this form the bride prom ises to love cherish and obey Europe Reds Form Linkup Against U S Moscow of a new communist international organiza tion linking the communist parties of 9 European nations rallied their followers Monday for a no com promise fight against what they described as United States im perialism Formation of the new orginiza first such group to be supported by the Russians since they declared the Comintern dead in disclosed Sunday in a statement issued in its name In effect the statement served notice of the communists inten tion to wreck il possible the Mar shall plan for European aid and the Truman doctrine to combat to talitarianism It proclaimed that the world had been divided into 2 by the Soviet Union and the United called upon European communists to de fend the national sovereignty of their peoples against U S aggres sion Pravda communist organ said thatformation of the new inter national organization was com at a hitherto unheralded meeting in Poland last month at tended by communist leaders from Russia France Italy Czechoslo vakia Poland Romania Bulgaria Yugoslavia and Hungary To implement the work of the organization an information bu reau is to be established in the Yugoslav capital at Belgrade To it will be assigned the announce ment said the task of exchanging experiences and if necessary of coordinating the activities of the communist parties on a basis of mutual agreement Russia was represented at the communist conference by 2 of its top politburo Gen Andreu Zhdanov and Georegi M Malenkov The politburo is the political bureau of the central committee of the allunion communist Zhdanov was among the com munists who signed the resolution in Moscow in May 1943caHing for dissolution of the the international organization founded by Lenin in 1919 to or ganize the working class parties of the world Dissolution of the Comintern was acclaimed at the time in many allied countries as signaling 3 greater cooperation between Rus sia and the western world Pre mier Stalin himself said the move would clear the way for future organization of a companionship of nations based upon their abil The published text of a declara tion issued by the communist conference said that formation of the new communist organization was necessitated by international developments which had resulted in a split between the western and eastern worlds The declaration blamed the split upon imperialist politicians in the United States whom It accused of trying to provoke a new war The average annual salary of a teacher in the United States was in 1890 in 1920 and 441 in 1940 AP Wlrcphotd STANjtY THROWN OUT AT Second Baseman Ed Stanky is put out sliding into 2nd in the first inning after opening with a single in the crucial 7th World Series game at Yankee stadium Monday afternoon Yankee Second Baseman George Stirnweiss makes the tag on a throw from Catcher Aaron Robinson The umpire is Bill McGowan Hal Boyle Is More Interested in Writing Than in Speaking Poor Mans Philosopher of American Press Arrives in Mason City Hal Boyle known the poor mans philosopher of the American press has no aspirations to be coming a lecturer instead of a writer he made it plain on his ar rival in Mason City Monday I dont usually get mixed up hi these speakinsr engagements when I go on one of these junkets he explained a bit plaintively One good thing Ive never been asked to come back and speak again in the same place The only trouble is the territory is so big Boyle tours the whole United States writing a daily column for the Associated Press which he served as a war correspondent from the day in 1942 when he went ashore half drowned with the f irst wave of assault troops in North Africa until the Americans entered Berlin J3ealsowas among the first correspondents into Tokyo even though VJ day caught him still enroute His column Is one of the most widely read in the United States The son of a Kansas City butcher he sees the world as a procession of people all grist forhis column of small drama bits of humor and human interest yarns Monday he was looking forward to a visit to The Little Brown Church in the Vale Paul Bum barger publisher of the Charles City press and a classmate of Boyle in the University of Mis souri class of 1932 was to be his chauffeur Boyle seemed not nearly so in terested in the new communist in ternational organization just an nounced by Moscow as he was in why the church at Nashua had been painted brown Not that he is not interested in things outside of the United States He is definitely an admirer of the they have more character than any other national He admitted he was prepared not to like them when he visited Eng GlobeGazettc Photo DAILY stint at the typewriter is a daily chore for Hal Bojrle Associated Press columnist who tours the United States picking up human interest stories about the people he meets on the street in the barber shops or just anywhere Each day he turns out a column which has brought him the name of the poor mans philosopher of the American press He is to speak at a joint meeting ofy the Mason City Chamber of Commerce and service clubs at a Monday evening buffet supper at the Hotel Hanford land during the war but that he found himself genuinely liking them despite the prejudice He is scheduled to speak to a joint meeting of the Chamber of Commerce Lions Rotary and Ki wanis clubs of Mason City at the Hotel Hanford Monday evening at a 6 oclock buffet supper Tuesday morning he will speak at Mason Citjy high school and will leave immediately thereafter for Min nesota where he has been prom ised a hunting trip When his speaking engagements run out Oct 12 in North Dakota he said he wants to go to Kansas City to see his mother She hasnt been feeling so good lately he said After that he will return to his home in New York City I just moved a day before I had to leave PRICES DROP IN GRAIN MARKET Presidential Request Causes Heavy Selling Chicago plans to decrease domestic grain con sumption plus a presidential re quest for an increase in margin requirements caused heavy selling in cereals on the board of trade at the opening Monday Wheat dropped as much as 10 cents corn seven cents oats six cents and soybeans eight cents before themarket steadied and rallied slightly Traders said wheat was aided by buying traced to cash dealers They said this indicated cash grain buying by the govern ment After about an hour of excited trading wheat futures were about 3 to 5 cents under Saturdays close corn down about 4 cents oats off 2 to 3 cents and soybeans 8 cents lower The Chinese term for aspara gus lung hsi tsai means drag ons whiskers vegetable Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Considerable cloudi ness and cooler Monday night with lowest temperature 45 to 50 Tuesday partly cloudy with high about 70 Iowa Considerable cloudiness Monday night becoming partly cloudy Tuesday Cooler in north west and extreme north portion Monday night Continued warm in remainder of state through Tuesday Cloudy and warm Wednesday with scattered showers WedpesdSy afternoon or night Clearing and considerably cooler Thursday Temperatures Tuesday will range from average lows of 48 to average highs of 70 northwest and 60 to 80 south east On Wednesday from 55 to 75 northwest and 60 to 85 south east Minnesota Partly cloudy and cooler Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy and rather cool IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 86 Minimum 58 At 8 a m Monday 63 YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 56 GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 81 Minimum 50 At 8 a m Sunday 60 YEAR AGO Maximum 78 Minimum 61 TRUMAN ASKS RATION DAYS Urges No Meat or Eggs on Tuesdays Thursdays Washington strictest food conservation drive in Ameri can peacetime history got under way Monday with an appeal for the public to observe 2 days of self denial each week to help feed hungry Europe Unless all Americans cooper ate President Trumansaid in an extraordinary radio address Sun day night they may endanger any hope of salvaging peace from the present chaotic world situation He earnestly urged the public to 1 Use no meat on Tuesdays Z Use no poultry or eggs on Thursdays 3 Save a slice of bread every day 4 Cooperate with public eat ing places which were asked to serve bread and butter only on request MrJJrumanalso lashed ow gamblers he called said they were largely responsible for high food prices And he warned that if the exchanges re fuse to hike margin requirements the government may take action At the same tune he thanked distillers for their voluntary offer to reduce the use of grain But he said what really is needed is a 60day shutdown of the entire in dustry Primarily Mr Truman said every individual American must join in the grim campaign to save an extra 100000000 bushels ol wheat between now and next July This would enable this country to export about 570000 000 bushels of grain If the peace should be losl because Americans failed to share their food with hungry people Mr Truman warned there would be no more tragic example in al history of a peace needlessly lost Backing up the president in his hardhitting bid for public co operation in the food drive were Secretary of State George C Marshall Secretary of Agricul ture Clinton P Anderson Secre tary of Commerce W Averel Harriman and Charles Luckman head of Mr Trumans new citizens food committee Marshall in a tober analysis ol the impact of hunger on the deli cate world political situation saic every man woman and child wil exert a direct personal effect on the course of international affairs this winter Our foreign policy he said has entered the American home and taken a seat at the family table Without American aid Marshall said Europes economy may crumble under the intolerable strain of another winter of hun ger cold and want He said if this happens all the gains so far will be lost and the Marshall plan may never have a chance The individual sacrifices de manded by the president were far more drastic than anything askec either during the war or the 194546 famine emergency which followed The nearest thing to them were the wheatless days of World war I The administrations foodcon servation drive which had previ ously been keyed to a wasteless theme took on an official eatless note in Sunday nights broadcast Mr Truman said Luckman hat his complete approval when he asked the public to observe 2 days of selfdenial weekly Mr Truman was harshly criti cal of grain speculators At one point he departed from his pre pared text to say that they bought sold just plain gambled almost half the years wheat crop in a single monUi on one ex change Then he disclosed that he is in structing the commodity exchange commission to renew the govern ments request to the grain mar kets to increase their margin re quirements on grain futures deals to a full onethird Beat Bums 52 for 11th Championship SCORE BY INNINGS 123456789 Dodgers 0 Yonks ID Yankee Stadium New New York Yankees won their llth World Series in 15 starts by downing the Brooklyn Dodgers Monday 52 before 71548 fans in the 7th game of the richest of all the 44 classics FIRST INNING Dodgers Stanky took Sheas first pitch for a called strike fouled off the 2nd and then after taking a ball lined a single into short right field Stanky was out trying to steal 2nd A Robinson tb Stirnweiss Reese walked Sheas last pitch being wild and inside almost hitting the Dodger short stop J Robinson lined to Hen rich Reese holding first Reese was out trying to steal 2nd A Robinson to Rizzuto No runs one hit no errors none left Yankees Stirnweiss flied to Walker on Greggs 4th pitch Hen rich flied to Hermanski in short left Berra grounded out J Rob inson to Gregg who covered first No runs no hits no errors none left SECOND INNING Dodgers Walker fouled Sheas first pitch to McQuinn Herman ski tripled to the right field cor ner the ball taking a bad bounce off the wall which Berra mis judged Berra threw a strike to 3rd base but Hermanski slid in on his stomach to beat the throw Edwards singled down the left field line Hermanski scoring Furillo lined a single to center Edwards stopping at 2nd Shea was taken out and replaced by Sevens Jorgensen got a ground rule double when his base hit to right bounced into the lower stands Edwards scoring and Furil lo baing forced to hold up at 3rd Gregg grounded to Rizzuto who threw to the plate to get Furillo Gregg safe atfirst on a fielders choice and Jorgensengo ing to 3rd Stanky popped to Riz zuto behind 3rd base Two runs 4 hits no errors Z left Yankees DiMaggio flied to Furillo McQuinn walked John son popped to Stanky in short right McQuinn holding first A Robinson walked on 4 straight pitches McQuinn going to 2nd Rizzuto lined a single past Jor gensen into left field McQuinn scoring and A Robinson stopping at 2nd Sevens was called out on strikes One run one hit no er rors 2 left THIRD INNING Dodgers Reese struck out J Robinson also struck out Walker walked on 5 pitches Hermanski lined to Johnson No runs no hits no errors one left Yankees Stirnweiss walked on 4 pitches Henrich flied to Walk er in short right center Sirn weiss holding first Berra flied to Furillo Stirnweiss again holding first DiMaggio flied to Herman ski No runs no hits no errors one left FOURTH INNING Dodgers Edwards singled down the left field line Furillo popped to Stirnweiss back to 2nd base Edwards holding first Jorgensen flied to Stirnweiss near the right field foul line Edwards holding first Gregg grounded out Stirn weiss to McQuinn No runs one hit no errors one left Yankees McQuinn was called out on strikes on a curve ball that he thought had missed the nlate on a 3 and 2 count Johnson walked It was the 65th walk of the series far surpassing the rec ord 54 given up by the Senators and Giants in 1924 A Robinson was called out on strikes The Yankee catcher protested Umpire Rommels decision Rizzuto singled to left for his 2nd straight hit Johnson stopping at 2nd Brown batted for Sevens and doubled to left Johnson scoring and Rizzuto stopping at 3rd Gregg was taken out and replaced by Behrman Stirnweiss walked on 4 pitches filling the bases Henrich singled to right Rizzuto scoring and the bases remaining filled Berra grounded out J Robinson to Behrman who covered first Two runs 3 hits no errors 3 left FIFTH INNING Dodgers Page went in to pitch for the Yankees Brown set a new series record with his 4th inning double becoming the only player ever to get 3 pinch hits in a series Stanky grounded out Stirnweiss to McQuinn Reese flied out to Berra J Robinson lined to Hen rich No runs no hits no errors none left Yankees DiMaggio walked on a 3 and 2 pitch McQuinn sacra ficed Jorgensen to Swanky who covered first DiMaggio going to 2nd Johnson grounded out Stan ky to J Robinson DiMaggio going to 3rd A Robinson flied to Walk er just in front of the right field stands No runs no hits nor er rors 1 left SIXTH INNING Dodgers Walker flied to Di Maggio Miksis batted for Her manski and grounded out John son to McQuinn Edwards flied o DiMaggio No runs no hits no errors none left Yankees Miksis went to left field for the Dodgers Rizzuto beat out a bunt near the pitchers mound for a base hit Rizzuto stole 2nd Page struck out Stirn weiss walked on 5 pitches Behr man was taken out and replaced by Hatten Henrich struck out Clark batted for Berra and singled center Rizzuto scoring and Stirnweiss holding up at 2nd Hat en was taken out and replaced ay Barney DiMaggio flied to Furillo One run Z hits no errors 2 left SEVENTH INNING Dodgers Clark went to right field for New York Furillo uppped foul to McQuinn Lava getto batting for Jorgensen popped to Stirnweiss behind first Hodges battingJor Barney struck out No runs no hits no errors none left Yankees Lavagetto went to 3rd base and Casey to the mound for the Dodgers The attendance was 71548 McQuinn grounded out Reese to J Robinson Johnson tripled to deep left field Miksis overran the ball in the sun and then couldnt get back soon enough to make the catch A Robinson flied deep to Miksis Johnson scoring after the catch Rizzuto popped to Stanky One run 1 hit no errors none left EIGHTH INNING Dodgers Stanky flied to Clark Reese flied to Clark J Robinson flied to DiMaggio in short center No runs no hits no errors none left Yankees Page grounded out J Robinson unassisted Stirnweiss flied to Furillo Henrich flied to Miksis No runs no hits no er rors none left NINTH INNING Dodgers Walker grounded out Stirnweiss to McQuinn Miksis singled to center for the first hit off Page Edwards grounded into a double play Rizzuto to Stirn weiss toMcQuinn No runs 1 hit no errors none left St Grocer Accused of Under Charging St Paul Minn Paul grocer got hauled into court Monday for charging too little The state division of trade pro motion accused Maurice Halpern of violating the states unfair practices act by not charging the proper markup on shortening It said Halpern charged only 95 cents for a 3pound can of short ening which cost him 90 cents whereas under the 8 per cent markup law he should have charged at least 97 cents Halpern claimed he was better off selling 100 items at 5 per cent profit than 10 items at 10 per cent profit Besides he said I feel that Im doing the right thing in line with President Trumans appeal for price cuts Municipal Judge Arthur Stew art continued the case to give Halperns attorney time to file a reply to the states complaint lowans Bask in October Weather Des Moines basked Sunday in ideal October weather and temperatures continued mild Monday Sundays Iowa high was 89 at Sioux City The low early Monday was 52 at Spencer No rain was reported LOOK INS IDE Lovers Freed in Yacht Deaths But No Wedding See page 2 Chicago Cardinals Sail Past Chicago Bears See Page 11 North Iowa 4H Clubs Win at Waterloo Show See Page 3 350 Job Openings Seen in Mason City See page 13
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