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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 18, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME T CF N 40 I N EC I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION imnn VOL uv Prw and United Prof fun Lcutd Cents a Copyl MASON CITY IOWA SATUBDAY OCTOBER 181947 Tola Paper of Two No 8 EYE JUNKING OF POULTRYLESS DAYS STALIN WANTS EAST AND WEST TRADE SETTLED British Visitors Say Soviet Union Leader Has No Thought of War Warsaw labor mem bers of the British parliament sa Prime Minister Stalin told them when they visited him in Russi recently that he wished to resolv political and economic issues with the United States and Britain an impressed them as having n thought of war An Associated Press dlspaic from Warsaw originally quoted th Britons as saying Stalin told them be had no thought of making wai No direct quotation was snpplie on this angle however and th statement was revised later to sa Stalin impressed them as havin no thought of Konni Zflliacus head of the S man British delegation said Fri day night that Stalin added that if America and Britain did not wan to settle differences we shall wai until they regain their reason The parliamentary to Stalins villa at Sochi on th Black sea after a tour of Moscow to study Russian trade unions an the prime minis ter as saying in a 2hour inter view We want as close trade rela tions with Great Britain as pos sible We are interested in the de veiopment of trade relations be tween our 2 countries The sooner the 2 states agree the better for good partners in common work Just as the soviet union has al ways stood for improvement o political and economic relations with all countries so it now stands for such improvement be ginning with the United States and Great Britain Nimitz Will Salute North Iowa Girl Humboldt Admiral Chester Nimitz famous World war II com mander will salute an 11 year old marching band twirler in Hum boidt at approximately 9 a m Oct 26 when his plane will fly over her home and dip its wings The girl is Norma Day who be came a pen pal of the admiral at the age of 9 For 2 years Norma and Admiral Nimitz have been writing letters to each other She selected him during the war as her war hero sent him many letters and holiday packages He acknowledged each one When Norma heard that Ad miral Nimitz was to speak in Du buque Oct 25 when he will as sist in dedicating Christ the King chapel atLoras college she wrote to him extending an invitation for him to come to Humboldt and en joy a real farm cooked dinner at the home of her parents Mr and Mrs Fred Day west of Humboldt Her war hero regretted that he would be unable to accept the in vitation but stated he was leav ing for San Diego Cal Oct 26 would fly over Humboldt at 9 a m then west over the Day farm dipping the wings as a salute to Norma Norma then advised the ad miral that a large flag would fly from the windmill so that he could easily recognize her home In the meantime Norma is still coaxing her parents to drive to Dubuque so she might meet her pen pal lowan Electrocuted Storm Lake Peterson 34 of Sioux City was electrocuted Friday when the dragline on which he was working struck a high voltage line as it was being moved LOOK Unemployment in Iowa Reported at Minimum See state page Mason City Defeats East Waterloo 1918 See page 9 Byrnes Reveals Russian and British Pact on Balkans See page 2 Army Prison Train Rolls Toward California After 7 Escapes Salt Lake City a re inforced armed guard over ap proximately 150 of the worst men the armys got a military prison train rolled across Utah toward California Saturday fol lowing 7 escapes in 3 states All but one of the prisoners who escaped in wild leaps from the speeding train have been re captured one critically wounded Still hunted by Kansas police Is the 7th man identified by army authorities as James D Anders 21 of Jamestown N Y The train is carrying the hand cuffed prisoners many serving life terms and facing dishonor able discharges for such crime as murder rape or desertion from Greenhaven N Y to de tention barracks at Camp Cooke Cal At Camp Carson Colo where a successful widespread search for one of 2 prisoners who es caped in the snowcovered Colo VENISON ON body of Doris 10 months old deer rests in window of bar and grill in Yonkers N Y Saturday after it was killed following a 15 minute rampage which turned a section of the city into a bedlam After being rapped on the head by a baseball bat the doe finally succumbed to bullets fired by Patrolman Leo Magrattan New rorfc fog over New York early Saturday swirling up among the skyscrap ers grounding all planes and crip pling harbor traffic for the third straight day As the moisture ladea tempera ure reached 76 degrees Friday a wild deer ran amuck in suburban Yonkers wrecking 2 saloons and routing the patrons seeking relief from the Jjeat The 170pound doe leaped through a window at Brophs bar and grill drove 3 customers under a table leaped the bar broke a dozen bottles chased the bartend er the length of the room then fled through the hole in the win dow It charged 2 mechanics at a nearby garage and drove them into a grease pit then strolled into Tommy Carrolls tavern John Moss was a bartender of the ok school The deer routed 3 pinochle play ers and 2 shuffleboard addicts leaped the bar broke 2 bottles oj Bourbon and came face to face with the barkeep Moss picked up the baseball ba he keeps behind the bar felled the deer and waited for the icops Cupid Misses the Bus Los Angeles it seemed to young Charles Harader Sat urday had missed the bus Harader 26 year old musician planned to be back on the Vermont ivenue bus at noon again for the 5th straight that a girl he knows only as Susan Simpson would get on too and tell him where shes been since last week That was when they had their last the bus of course where they used to ride for hours They made another date for last she didnt show up Then Harader said he received a etter reading Where were you yesterday or didnt you get my card I rode the US for over an hour and then had to get back Really darling I must ee you But he claimed she never told him where she lives They always met on the bus Harader says he has been riding the bus 10 hours daily since Mon ay UNION PROTEST STOPS CONCERT No Show for Kryl and Womens Orchestra Fayette protest of a union official has led to the can ellation of a second scheduled owa appearance of Bohumir Kryl ornetist and his Chicago Womens ymphony orchestra Dr V T Smith president of Jpper Iowa university said Fri ay he had cancelled a scheduled ppearance by Kryls nonunion roup Dr Smith said no protest y the union had been made here ut that we have union members n our music staff and we want o keep everybody happy A performance by Kryls group cancelled at Clarke college Jubuque Thursday after Mark javin business agent of the Amer an Federation of Musicians in ubuque had protested that the oncert would be unfair to the union Wicials Hunt Vmmetsburff Girl Emmetsburg ircughout northwest Iowa have Jined in the search for LaVonne isher 15 daughter of Mr and Lloyd Fisher who has been issing from here since onday A freshman in high school the rl reportedly left the school lilding early Monday afternoon le wore a green dress with a ide black belt brown and white xfords and a brown shoulder urse She took no coat nor lug age Mrs Fisher received a card from er daughter Tuesday postmarked Milford saying she was going n her own The girls father is a atient at Oakdale sanitarium Russia Will Boycott Plan for Little UN If ke Success United Nations assemblys political com mittee Saturday tossed Secretary of State Marshalls plan for a yeararound sitting of the assem bly to a subcommittee but the Russian group announced it would boycott the whole proposal The committee adopted a pro posal to sens the little assembly plan to a subgroup by a vote of 38 to none with 1 abstentions The Russian group which fought stubbornly against the idea until the actual ballot was taken did not vote Car Accident Injuries Prove Fatal to Man Council Bluffs Ragnor Nelson61 St Charles 111 died in a local hospital Saturday of injuries suffered when his car left the road near Woodbine Iowa last Tuesday and plunged into a ditch Mrs Nelson remained in the hospital Saturday with minor injuries SAME Black flat means traffic death in past 24 hours Bad Weather Spoils Diaper Drop to Ship Boston coast guard plane flew far out to sea Saturday on operation bring didies to the cutter Bibb for the babies among the survivors of the wrecked transAtlantic plane Ber muda Sky bad weath er conditions spoiled the mission The plane reported it flew over the Bibb making radio contact but flight conditions were ceiling zerovisibility zero and the plane had to return to shore Returning with it was the pack age of 4 dozen didies the gift of a diaper service company The coast guards had planned to drop the package aboard the ship if the weather cleared enough for the operation The Bibb meanwhile ploughed through heavy seas towards Bos ton with the 69 persons rescued from the downed ocean flying boat A roaring welcome was being planned for the heroic crew of the Bibb and her rescued passengers when they reach Boston harbor Sunday Acting Mayor John B Hynes will lead a delegation ol city offi cials down the harbor in police and fire boats to welcome the res cuers and rescued and harbor craft prepared to tie down whistles in a noisy reception The American Red Cross will have representatives on hand with food and clothing for men women and infants aboard the rescue craft The Bibb reported the rescued including several children still in fine shape although some were stirred emotionally and would not be able to look at the incident objectively for 2 or 3 weeks Service of the American Inter national Airways Inc operators of the plane was suspended Fri day by the civil aeronautics board in Washington which said it had engaged in foreign air transporta ion for which irregular air car riers have not had authority since Sept 10 1947 PIG IN A POKE Newark N J war assets administration announced Saturday a sale strictly for per sons who would buy a pig in a poke On Oct 24 the WAA said it would offer for sale 10 safes all locked Neither the combina tions nor the contents of the safes were known rado Rockies was directed Lt Col H F Ames public informa tion officer termed the prisoners the worst the armys ing to go to any extreme Ames said 3 German prisoners of war sentenced to life impris onment for crimes committed while in PW camps were with the Americans on the train This is the story with identities given by army authorities and po lice of Missouri Kansas and Colo rado As the train sped across coun try the hardbitten prisoners became more and more surly James W Douglas 21 Livelady Texas and Steve Grandboise 24 of New York state leaped from the train near Windsor Mo A posse quickly caught Douglas in a crosscountry chase Missouri state police nabbed Grandboise at Sedalia Mo At Selkirk Kans John Lee 23 Pittsburgh Pa Frances Walker 23 Elmira N Y and Anders slipped their handcuffs and es caped For Lee it was the 24th escape attempt from army custody and for Walker the 18th Both had been sentenced to death in Europe but their sentences later reduced so that Walker had only 5 more years to serve and Lee 35 Lee and Walker lost in the dark circled back into Selkirk where they were captured at dawn Friday one with a handcuff key concealed in his shoe In answer to an emergency call from the train commander 10 additional armed guards from Camp Carson boarded the train at Pueblo Colo Despite increased precautions 3 more prisoners freed themselves as the train crossed the Continen tal Divide One unidentified was restrained by guards as he at tempted to jump Hsalverio R Fiore of New York City leaped through a window A uard shot him from the moving train critically wounding Fiore who was taken to a civilian hospi tal Thomas J Mulligan 24 of Den ver liad been shackled in a bag gage ear by guards who suspected iim of aiding in the Missouri es capes During the excitement over lores leap Mulligan broke loose ffe hid in nearby woods in freez ng weather until an eastbound reight passed which he boarded Mulligan was plucked by sheriffs officers virtually frozen from a hiding place among machinery on a gondola car near Leadville Colo All are being held at local jails ar army camps for transportation ater to Camp Cooke Af coMPosirt worx Of SWJT VtHOtCSMJ fRKK or ji tASic coMMponies AP Wircphoto COMMODITY PRICES chart traces the trend of 35 basic wholesale commodity spot prices since 1939 charting by years through 1946 by months for 1947 through September and weekbyweek thus far in Octo ber The 35 commodities covered weighed in relation to their importance to the nations economy include such in dustrials as steel coal and oil such food items as eggs sugar coffee flour lard and butter such farm products as hogs cattle grains and cotton such textiles as wool rayon cotton and such non ferrous metals as tin zinc lead and copper Retail Bread Prices Begin to Go Up See Increase in Shoes Petrillos Musicians 3utBan on Recordings Chicago UR The American Tederation of Musicians AFL announced Saturday that its members never again would make recordings after Dec 31 James C Petrillo president of he AFM announced that the de cision was made by the unions executive board at a meeting here Thursday The musicians are determined never to again make the instru ments that will eventually de stroy Petrillo said Weather Report FORECAST Mason Saturday night and Sunday cooler Low Satur day night near 40 High Sunday 75 owa Fair and cooler Saturday night Sunny mild and dry weather is indicated for Sunday Monday and Tuesday northwest winds 10 to 15 miles per hour Saturday afternoon becoming light and variable Saturday night and southwesterly around 15 miles per hour Sunday In the north the low Saturday night will be 37 and the high Sunday 75 The low Sunday night 37 and high Monday 72 In the south low Saturday night 45 and high Sunday 75 Low Sunday 42 and high Monday 74 Minnesota Generally lair Satur day night and Sunday cooler in south and extreme east portion Saturday night and warmer in southeast portion Sunday IN MASON CITY lobeGazette weather for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 85 Minimum 51 At 8 a m Saturday 54 YEAR AGO Maximum 45 Minimum 29 Des Moines Bakers Hike Price 2 Cents as Wheat Market Hits Again By THE ASSOCIATED FRESS The economic shock waves touched off by soaring grain and cattle prices shook a little more weight out of the consumers buy ing dollar Saturday Bakers in 4 eastern and one midwestern city announced week end boosts in the price of bread and the International Shoe com pany of St Louis one of the worlds largest manufacturers of footwear said a general increase would be made in the price of shoes The boost in shoe prices which will be reflected in the retail mar ket about Jan 1 will range from 35 cents a pair for childrens foot wear to 95 cents for mens Meanwhile December wheat bit the level again on the Chicago board of trade after remaining be low this level throughout Friday and corn and oats also pushed higher Near the end of the first hour wheat was 1 to 3i higher December Corn was J to U higher December and oats were j to li higher December At Des Moines la a 2 cents a loaf retail price jump was expect ed for bread after the bakery in dustry announced the wholesale price would be hiked li cents Monday The new retail price was expected to be 16 and 17 cents In Washington an official of the American Bakers association told a reporter he would not be sur prised if bakers in other cities have to raise prices in view of wheat at a bushel Four of Philadelphias largest bakeries announced a raise of 1 cent for a pound loaf of bread from 15 to 16 cents The 1 cent hike in New York also will boost the cost to 16 cents for a 1pound loaf of white bread In Baltimore where the Evening Sun said a hike of 1 cent was planned a large loaf of bread sells for 17 cents and a medium loaf is 15 cents The Associated Press weighted wholesale price index of 35 com modities hit a new alltime high of 19692 Friday compared with the 1926 average of 100 With bread prices reaching near lop levels in some communities the agriculture department re ported that retail milk prices had reached the highest peak on rec ord dating back to 1918 Charge Widow With Murder of Husband in Sioux City Shooting Sioux City charges of second degree murder have been filed against Mrs Charlotte Com eau 29 Sioux City mother of three children in connection with the shooting of her husband last Wed nesday Preliminary hearing in munici 33 court was set Friday for Oct A Mrs Comeau failed to post jond fixed by Municipal Judge George M Paradise at Detective Lt William A Denni son said Mrs Comeau had signed a statement admitting she fired a 22 caliber rifle fatally wounding ler husband Vincent during a family quarrel Wild turkeys in the old days of American colonization used to sell at 6 to 25 cents each FEAR 42 DEAD IN PLANE CRASH French Transport Goes Down in Mediterranean Paris French charter airline reported Saturday that 42 of 44 French and Algerian pas sengers and crewmen aboard one of its planes were presumed lost when it plunged into the Mediter ranean off Cartagena Spain Thursday A spokesman for the interna tional Air Transport company of Paris said that only 2 flight engineer named Remy and a male passenger identified only as rescued by sur face craft Eight children were among the victims the spokesman said Five of the dead were found The search for additional bodies still was going on with several ships and a Spanish submarine enlisted Find Price Softening in Used Car Market Detroit reports and independent surveys of the used car market indicate a price soft ening which results both from a natural seasonal decline and a rise in buyer resistance Some dealers in Detroits Liver nois avenue used car bazaars al ready have concluded that the re duced sales volume has signaled the end of feverish trading that sent prices high above factory list ings at the outset of the postwar era An independent survey by Auto motive News a trade publication estimates that nationwide used car volume sales are down 40 per cent but recent samplings by automo bile manufacturers indicate a slump of not more than 5 per cent nationally Dealers point out that demand for autos is still as high as it was in the earlier postwar months but people have become more price conscious Solve Housing by Buying Abandoned School Buildings Humboldt people in Humboldt county are solving their housing problems by buying aban doned rural school houses Five rural schools in Grove township have been sold at auc tion prices ranging from to S975 The total sale of schools and equipment amounted to Some of the buyers said they would remodel the rural schools into homes Fine Minnesota Driver in Mrs Ferris Death Fergus Falls Stan of Alexandria Minn plead ed guilty Saturday to careless driving in the death of Mrs Earl Ferris 65 of Hampton Iowa in an automobile accident Stahl was fined by Munici pal Judge Frank C Barnes and lis license was suspended for 90 days The original charge of crimi nal negligence was changed to areless driving VERDICT HINGES ON WHEAT AND CORN FEED CUT Citizens Food Group Is Expected to Reach Decision on Monday By GRANT DILLMAN tIP Staff Correspondent Washington resident Trumans food committee is ac tively considering junking poul tryless Thursdays and is expected to reach a definite decision Mon day it was learned Saturday Sources close to the committee said the outcome will hinge on whether the nations poultry growers and feed manufacturers are willing to cut down on the use of corn and wheat in poultry feed and substitute other grains If they are it was said the committee might be willing to erase chlckenless and eggless days from its program for saving an ad ditional 100000000 bushels of grain lor western Europe during the next 3 months Mr Trumans food managers declined to comment on the report But one of them pointed out that the committee isnt wedded to the idea poultryless Thursdays just for the sake of having them He recalled that Committee Chairman Charles Luckman has said that the food program is under constant review Luckman said that anytime anyone comes up with a better idea to save grain it will get every considera tion Meeting with Luckman Monday will be representatives of both the poultry and feed grain industries The feed people were called in after a series of meetings with the poultryinen broke up without agreement The poultryless phase of the program has received more critic ism than any other poultrymen charge that it defeats its own pur pose by reducing consumer de mand for chickens and forcing farmers to keep and feed them The criticism reached its peak this week when the agriculture department reported that stocks of frozen chickens in storage on Oct 1 set a new alltime record Meanwhile the food program ran into its first official opposi tion when Gov A C Robins of Idaho turned down Mr Trumans request to governors to set up state food committees Robins said his state would cooperate in any proper effort to feed the hungry of the world But he said it was impossible for the average Amer ican family to eat too much be cause they cannot afford it Mother Baby Are Killed by Stove Blast Mt Pleasant Barney Calhoun 41 died in the local hos pital early Saturday of burns buf fered Friday in a stove explosion which also took the life of her 15 month old son Bertha Calhoun 14 a daughter remained in extremely critical condition with burns suffered in the same tragedy The fire occurred in the Cal houn home when a cookstove ex ploded Friday afternoon The ex plosion demolished the modest frame home in which the Calhoun family of 11 resided Only the stove and an iron bed stead remained upright in the smouldering debris when the fire which followed the explosion was put out The body of the baby Allen Le roy was found near the stove by firemen The firemen said they believed the explosion had been caused by use of kerosene in the cook stove Firemen were hampered in their efforts to fight the fire by throngs of sightseers who were attracted by the explosion Hose lines had to be run from 4 blocks away and 2 Burlington trains on railroad sidings had to be split to let the lines through The father was at work and 4 other children were playing near by when the tragedy occurred neighbors said Buy Railroad Control Cedar Rapids in the controlling interest in the Bur lington Muscatine and Northwest ern Railway company by the Chi cago Rock Island and Pacific rail way has been announced here The deal was a cash transaction but the amount was not revealed Iowa Ohio State 3 4 FINAL 3 4 FINAL Boston U Purdue BEDH3 Penn Columbia Yale Wisconsin 3 4 FINAL 3 4 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