Friday, October 17, 1947

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 17, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OF AV J I N t I C 3Mr THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL MV fnm United full Leucd Tlve Centi Copyl BAKERS GOVERNORBLUE PICKS MEMBERS OF FOOD GROUP Couples Action With Another Blast Against Presidents Program Des Moines ff Gov Eofaert D Blue RIowa Friday an nounced appointment of 3 men and 2 women as members ol the Iowa Citizens Food committee to cooperate in ine federal food sav ing progranvbtft coupled his action with anotherblast at the Truman administrations food program Named chairman of the com mittee was Dean H H Kildee head of the division of agriculture at Iowa State college Other members of Mrs Martin Van Oosterhout Orange City wife of a district judge and former home economics teacher Mrs Barker Des Moines presi dent of the Iowa Business and Professional Womens clubs Ralph Kittinger Des Moines sec retary of the Iowa Retail Meat and Grocers association and Mark G Thornburg Des Moines for mer state secretary of agriculture and secretary of the Western Grain and Feed association In reply to President Trumans request for an appointment of a committee to cooperate with the National Citizens Food Committee Blue earlier this week wired the president the people of the nation should have more information on the program before the president could expect complete coopera tion Along with requests for further information Blue sharply critic ized governmental food purchases and handling I have received no information from the president or any federal agency as to what fhecommittee is expected to do and how it is expected to do it the governor told his news conference Friday I expect to call the committee after receiving such in formation Blue said In his latest criticism of the federal governments food pro gram Blue Friday Erroneous information which Jias reached the people and the conflicting programsof the fed eral government together with the dissension in Washington over the program has been very harm ful to the general situation An adequate handling of the food program is essential to the avoiding of anarchy and commun ism in Europe and the prevention of a disastrous inflation in the cost of living at home MASON ClTlf IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 17 1947 Thli Paper Consists of Two Ont No 7 GRAINSAVING DRIVE See Enough Feed to Make Good Meat Crop This Year and 48 By LAWRENCE N ELDRFD n By LAWRENCE N ELDRED AF Staff Correspondent Chicago IP Livestock and meat producers sat back to take another look at conditions this week and decided there would be feed enough to turn out a good crop of meat this year and in 1948 Views which were pessimistic as recently as a week ago had shifted more to the optimistic side encouraged by 1 an im proved corn crop outlook 2 new information on feed substitutes and 3 better methods of feed conservation as advocated by many farm organizations For one thing the American Meat Institute emphasized that more than 50 per cent of all meat is produced without corn Half the corn which goes into livestock and poultry is fed to hogs but 85 per cent of the beef we eat is produced corn and other feed concentrates says an institute report H M Conway market analyst of the National Livestock Pro ducers association said there is plenty of corn around if it is stretched and used efficiently He noted also that there likely will be some increase in short fed cattle coming in December and January The bureau of agricultural eco population for 1947 at 85500000 an increase of 3 per cent over last year On Jan 1 the nonmilk ing cattle which comes most of the years was around 55000000 head LEGLESS YOUTH PLAYS FOOTBALLBill Casey 13 who lost his legs unto alrafn in 1942 carnesjthe ball in a touch footballgame with StPatricks grade school teamin Madison Wis The boy serves as runner passer and placekicker His coach didnt find out about Caseys handicap until 3 days after drills started Fire Causes Loss Near Garner causing a loss estimated at destroyed 2 large barns a granary containing the entire 1947 oats crop and all place except those being used the fields at the Elizabeth Meind ers farm tenanted by Vic Sim mons a mile west of here at a m Friday The fire also damaged a silo all the hay and straw a John Deere tractor valued at which he just got Monday after waiting 2 years and it spread to an adja cent com field bat this blaze was extinguished by the Garner fire department and neighbors They also saved a double corn crib The barns had just been freshly painted Thursday but it is thought this had nothing to do with the origin of the fire even though it may have hastened its spread The cause of the fire had not been determined Friday morning It was discovered by a Fort Dodge trucker who happened to be pass ing by and awakened members oi the family 4 Survivors of Iowa Guard Plane Expected to Recover Colorado Springs Colo IP Four flyers injured in a national guard plane crash on Pikes Peak which killed 3 others were re ported to be resting comfortably Lt Col H F Ames public in formation officer at Camp Car son said their condition is good and there is no danger that we know of Staff Sgt Aloysius Kissel Staff Sgt Jack M Glider and Sgt Leo Simmons all of Des Moines were killed The injured were Maj Robert R Oliver Albert Lea Minn Maj Joseph Parks and Lt D D dleary both of Minneapolis and Master Sgt John W Knight Des Moines Russia Says No Compromise on Plan forLittle UN Serves Notice of Russ Boycott of Proposed Year Around Agency WINS RACE WITH TIME IN VAULT Clerk Escapes After Bandits Put Him in Safe Detroit While an exper relayed directions by telephone 52 year old George H Turner hotel night clerk won a rac against time early Friday and es caped from an airtight vau where bandits had imprisoned bin for 40 minutes Two armed men both in their took Turners cash topTernerTts oTtte took Turners cas those beine Sprf drawer and into th vault in search of more valuables When they failed to find any they slammed the door shut on Turner jamming it I turned on a light but I couldnt find any way to get out Turner explained I started yell ing and kicking the door A hotel guest heard Turners shouts and police were called When Sgt Hugh Judge was un able to force the door he tele phoned a safe rrianufacturing firm and was referred to an expert who gave himinstructions by phone The policeman called through the doorand told me what bolts to nnscrew Turner said But 1 didnt have a screwdriver I tried some coins but they were too thick It was getting harder to breath all the time I started looking through the vault compartments and found a bunch of keys One of them was thin enough to work as a screw driver By this time my head was beginning to pound I dont think I could have kept my senses much longer Fire Destroys Inn Under Construction Near Charles City Charles at 3 a m Friday destroyed the Hobert Inn under construction by Don and Wesley Hobert brothers 2J miles northwest of here The origin has not yet been de termined Between and worth of insulation had been placed in the building Thursday An esti mate of the total loss had not been completed Friday but it will run into the thousands Lake Success N Y sia bluntly announced it woul accept no compromise on th American plan for a yearroun little UN assembly Friday an virtually served notice of a Sovie boycott of the proposed agency It is leading the United Na tions closer and closer to an abys from which it may not be able t come out Soviet Delegate Andre Gromyko told the general as sembly in the 57natton politics committee There is no possibility of com promise he snapped Taking advantage of growing alarm on the part of several U1S France anc some Latin American Gromyko ripped into the Ameri can proposal as a deliberate at tempt to negate the UN securitj council undermine the work of he general assembly and to threaten the very existence of the whole UN It was Russias 2nd attack on the little assembly plan as pro osed by Secretary of State George C Marshall and endorsed in prin iple by a growing number of JN countries Before Gromyko spoke Greal 3ritain announced modified sup port of the little assembly idea and submitted its own plan for a limited version of the 57nation committee sought by the United tates After Gromyko finished French Delegate Alexandra Parodi con demned the little assembly idea n almost every aspect but said France would be behind the prin iple of the only if ranees present fears about its onsequences are erased by furth r debate and amendment ind Pilots Tampering Yith Controls Caused Outside Loop by Plane Washington A veteran ilots decision to see what would appen if he moved a level lock ng the flight controls was blamed y the Civil Aeronautics board riday for the near fatal upside own plunge of an airliner carry ng 53 persons American Airlines operator of le plane said the pilot Capt harles R Sisto of Los Angeles ad resigned He had been flying or the line for 8 years MURRAYELECTED CIO PRESIDENT Fills High Position in Union for 8th Year Boston Murray the man who keeps the CIO from fly ing apart was reelected president of the organization Friday by ac clamation As secure in his power as ever constantly praised as pur great leader for the last 5 convention days Murray begins his 8th year as CIO president The CIO convention on its final Jay staged the annual demonstra ion for Murray with cheering and band playing JacobS Potofsky president of the Amalgamated Clothing Work ers called him the greatest labor eader in the world in a nomi nating speech The cheering table thumping and throwing of table cloths con inued for 17 minutes and was halted only when a band began playing The Star Spangled Ban Of these the department of agriculture reported in its most recent estimate the number of cattle and calves on feed in the corn belt as of Aug 1 was 40 per cent above the same date a year ago a month after removal of price controls This is the grainfedbeef which reaches mar ket in the fall and winter months Corn belt feeders indicated they intended to send a much larger proportion to market this month and next than they did last year the department added The government estimate for 1947 corn production was up about 55000000 bushels as of Oct 1 over the last previous prediction In addition corn belt farmers were squeezing this shortest crop since droughtstricken 1936 for every last bit of feed they could from its estimated 2158674000 bushels To piece out the corn crop the meat producer can turn to sub stitutes ranging all the way from the traditional hay and grass to potatoes citrus pulp and rinds sweet potato vines sugar beet pulp and various legumes Farm specialists at Iowa State college report ground alfalfa hay rye or wheat pasture grass or legume silage and other rough ages reduce consumption of corn For hogs they recommend oats middlings barley and alfalfa to help cut corn requirements to a minimum The objective of such substi tutes is to pad out the corn crop but also to avoid feeding livestock the wheat needed for export The department of agriculture asked livestock shippers and handlers not to fill animals headed for slaughter with preci ous grain which could not be uti lized before the cattle and hogs die Secretary of Agriculture Ander son has asked that hogs be mar keted at weights between 180 and 225 pounds The Chicago market drove average currently isrun ning above 250 pounds Iowa State college said 15 per cent of the grain fed to hogs could be saved by putting them on pas ture and still more corn would be saved by doling out the grain to the animals by hand Studies by Purdue university found some farmers using as much as 12 pounds of grain to produce one pound of pork whereas the universitys own feeding tests had found 314 pounds sufficient when supplemented with protein feed and minerals KEEP BEATING FOR H Tnomburg Oeft president of the northeastern states branch of Draft Eisenhower for President league stands before a picture of General Eisenhower With Maurice B Mumford executive vice president of the league during a press con ference in New York Thursday Mumford said Eisenhower informed by letter of the leagues purpose Ike Says No But Supporters Beat Drums Louder for Draft General Says He Does Not Seek Political Job Is Against Movement REVERSE JAILBREAK Tooele Utah coun ty officers are baffled over a re verse jailbreak The interior of the jail was damaged by vandals who broke into the out of it Weather Report FORECAST Washington UR The Draft EisenhowerforPresident league Friday responded to General Ikes latest disavowals of such a move ment by beating the drums even louder for their man Eisenhower boosters said they wouldnt take no for an answer even if that is what the general meant to they did not think so What Eisenhower said Thurs day on 2 occasions first through the armys chief of public rela tions was that he Neither seeks nor desires political office and that he deprecates the forma tion of EisenhowerforPresident clubs LaterJat a press conference in Manchester N H the general personally told newsmen that No soldier has any business being a politician OTTUMWA RADIO STATION BURNS Estimate Damage of to KBIZ Studio Ottumwa of radio station KBIZ on the third floor of the Anderson building in down town Ottumwa were demolished by fire early Friday Authorities estimated the loss in excess of The blaze cause of which has not been determined was confined to the Anderson building Some smoke and water damage was done the Hub Clothing com pany on the first floor and to 2 adjoining stores and to offices on the second floor Radio station officials said they had resumed broadcast operation R7rTrl r c MI A lrom their transmitter house sev But Henry D Spaldin nation eral blocks from the studios within cnairman of the league was an hour after thA f ner Theft of 20Ton Steel Bridge Puzzles Officers Gooding Idaho sher ffs office had a new one on its jooks reported theft f a 20ton steel bridge from an bandoned crossing over the Ma ad river Sheriff R C Cecil said county ighway supervisors discovered be 40 foot span missing when aey went to examine it for possi le use at another crossing The bridge which spanned a 00 foot deep gorge was aban oned when a highway was re outed Former SOT Dean Dies Berkeley Cal Dudley 3 McGovney 70 retired profes or of constitutional law at the Jniversity of California and for mer dean of the law school at the Jniversity of Iowa died Thursday f a heart ailment Mason City Fair and warmer Friday night becoming slightly cooler Saturday Low Friday night in low 50s High Saturday 75 to 80 Iowa Generally fair Friday night and Saturday Local thunder showers near Missouri river Friday evening Slightly cooler Saturday Low Friday night 48 northwest to 60 southeast high Saturday 70 to 80 Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook The mean temperature will av erage 8 to 12 degrees above nor mal The normalmaximum temperatures range from 62 de grees north to 66 degrees south The normal minimum ranges from 39 degrees north to 42 de grees south Mild through Wednesday with day to day temperature changes continuing above normal Precipitation will average from onefourth inch in north to onetenth inch in south half and occurring as light rain Monday Minnesota Generally fair some what cooler Friday night and Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 82 Minimum 48 At 8 a m Friday 57 YEAR AGO Maximum 50 Minimum 39 by these statements guished available for a presidential draft I feel that his emphasis on sol dier indicates that when he be comes a civilian he may look upon the situation in a different lighl I am confident that he would be willing to do his duty again if the nationshould need we think the nation needs him in thi white house Two things were set straigh Thursday by Gen Floyd Parks army public relations chief 1 Eisenhower is neither a democrat nor a republican he has no politics does not plan to leave the army and take over his new job as president of Columbia university until the middle of the first half of 1948 probably around the first of April was extin Gen plan to follow their regu I lar broadcast schedule from there E until temporary studios can be es tablished Miss Eleanor Haling secretary treasurer of the station said all equipment in the studios was de molished including the recording library and news printers Milo Knutson son of Mr and Mrs Peter Knutson of Clear Lake and former member of the KGLO staff in Mason City is the pro gram director of KBIZ for Returning Muscatine Cain 19 has received a reward for is action in turning over to police a suitcase containing in cur encywhich came into his possession through a mixup in bus luggage VT1 Cato by M Becraft WhatChef r t5 picked up Cains suitcase when he got off Mdison from ons on which Cain was traveling to Musca me from his home in Carrolton Mo sujtcase weje sinular appearance and Cain when he de o fp Becraft had left behind As soon e reached his quarters in Muscatine and discovered the money am at once notified the bus line and turned the money Former Cedar Rapids Fireman Found Guilty of Arson Charges Cedar Rapids Le mont former city fireman who has been found guilty of arson charges in connection with fires set last June in a hotel here awaited sentencing Friday The jury returned a verdict Thursday night after 35 hours of deliberation They recommended leniency for the former fireman and father of 3 children Armed Bandits Escape With Payroll Birmingham Ala UR bandits dressed like coal miners Friday held up a special police officer and a payroll clerk at Republic Steels Sayreton mines and escaped with more than 000 in cash Sheriff Holt McDow ell reported SET 3000000 BUSHEL WHEAT GOAL MONTHLY Industry Will Eliminate Consignment Selling of Bread to Grocers Washington citizens food committee said Friday that baking industry representatives have endorsed a program aimed at saving 3000000 bushels of wheat monthly through cooperation of bakers housewives and public eating places Charles Luckman the commit tee chairman said that as part of the plan the bakers will feature smaller loaves of bread wherever possible and on Oct 28 will cut down quantities of bread delivered to grocers Inputting down on deliveries to retail outlets the bakers will abol ish what is known as consignment selling Under this system bakers supply more bread than normally is sold in an effort to promote business Any stale loaves unsold are picked up and it is this prac tice which will be stopped Luckman said the savings can be accomplished only through waste control and education ef forts in the use of breadstuffs He said the 3000000bushel monthly saving goal cannot be reached un less housewives and eating places follow the same practices as the baking industry In another move on the food front government action to get heldback stocks of grain and oth er supplies to markets was asked by the commerce departments small business committee This request was among recom mendations approved by the 20 man group at a 3day conference here Commerce Secretary Harri man named the committee to ad vise his department on small busi ness problems It is headed by Ross Stewart of Houston Texas Luckman has held steady talks for 3 days with American Bakers association representatives He said an 11point program was en dorsed by the association and by the Associated Retail Bakers of America He said these 2 groups promised to seek full compliance by all bakers Salient points in the program include 2layer cakes instead of 3 layer cakes onecrust pies fewer varieties of cakes and pies and the use of more noncritical in gredients in bakery products Otherwise there were these de velopments related to the general food program Attorney General Clark said he expects to have something to say soon about the justice depart investigation of grain spec ulation The brewing industry in agree ment with the citizens food com mittee committed itself to a pro gram calling for conservation of 650000 bushels of grain a month The small business committee was not specific as to where it thinks large stocks of withheld food can be found There have been reports however that some big farmers are reluctant to sell wheat because the sales would put their incomes for this year into higher tax brackets Sioux Cityan to Head AAF Mission to Turkey Washington of Brig Gen Earl S Hoag of Sioux City Iowa to be chief of the U S air force group in the American military mission to Turkey was announced Friday From 10 to 20 tons of water must to produce a fall on corn land bushel of grain LOOK Dewey Still Out in Front as Other Hopefuls Gain See page 2 uther College Plans 2 Additional Buildings See page 3 Carlson May Miss Buckeye Game See page 9 lunior Chamber Plans Treat Events Oct 30 See page 11 WOMAN ADMITS KILLING HUSBAND Shooting Climaxed Spat in Sioux City Home Sioux City Charlotte Comeau 29 admitted in a signed statement Friday Police said that she fired the 22 caliber rifle which Thursday night took the life of her 25yearold husband Vincent as the climax of a fam ily argument at their home Lieut William A Dennison said the woman who is in a hospital here under police guard admitted after extensive questioning that she accidentally pulled the trig ger when her husband grabbed for the weapon which she had pointed at him Dennison said Comeau was shot in the left chest He said the 2 had been quarreling several weeks and that the shooting took place when the argument broke out anew SAME White flag means no tramo death ia past 34 hours