Wednesday, October 22, 1947

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 22, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME AN ARCHIVES DE8 tffi I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOftTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Aaodatid Froi md United Proa Mil Lund Wlru Cowl MABON CUT IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 22 1947 2 on 7 Tops Seasons Fish Tales The fishing season is just about finished but theres always time lor a good fish story and one of the better ones of the year happened on the north shore of Clear Lake Saturday night Louis Kingsley and Steve Duffy both of Mason City were fish ing from adjacent docks about 40 feet apart and both got a strike at the same time They reeled in together and soon both lines came out of the water together with the fish a striped bass dangling like a sock from a clothesline securely hooked in the mouth by both anglers The story didnt reveal the details as to the claimant of the fish but we understand a 3rd party put the bass on his stringer GlobeGazette Photo BATHING BEAUTIES MUST BE HERE TO With unseasonal October weather showing more likeness to the tropics than the usual late fall blusters these 3 Clear Lake gals went beach roaming to see if it could be true AUdrey Mack left and Mrs William Irons right are forawhirbin thewater The water a little too invigorating however and remained on the sunny confines of the dock Actor Taylor Says Hollywood Packed With Red Activities Tells Probers How He Tried to Get Out of Acting in Song of Russia Washington Acto Robert Taylor said Wednesda thatHollywood was packed wit evidence of communist activi ties The handsome screen lover told the house unAmerican activities committee he had hated common ism for years Before the biggest crowd at the communisminHollywood hear ings since they opened Monday Taylor told how he had tried to get out of acting in Song of Rus sia because he considered i communist propaganda This is the film which the com mittee has charged was made a the insistence of Lowell Mellett former aide to the late Presiden Roosevelt and now a newspaper columnist Mellett has denied that he brought any pressure on Taylor to act in it Taylor said that if he ever gave any one the impression he forced to make the film that was not true I would say I was not forced he said Committee Chairman J Parnell Thomas KN J had to ask the actor fa speak louder on occasion because of the surflike murmurs among female Taylor and the jammed room During the forenoon session with MGM Executive James K McGuirmess on the stand Thomas announced that This committee has very com plete records on communists in Hollywood It has complete data on at least 79 of them and will place the material in the record either some time this week or next Thomas also 1 Disclosed that the committee has a large amount of additional material regarding charges that movie reds transmitted secret data to communist headquarters in New York about the air forces supersonic rocket plane the XS1 2 Spoke of other disclosures we are prepared to make link ing communism and espionage He said a witness whom he would not name would develop the ad ditional material about the XS1 secrets in public testimony on Monday HIGH WAGES Nanking Chinese treasury Wednesday announced raises in pay for the 4557362 of ficers and men in the army Under the new scale full generals get 3750000 dollars U S a month and buck privates 134000 dollars U NORTH IOWAN DIES IN CRASH Kyle Greene Killed When Truck Overturns CedarRapids Kyle about 46 of Greene died in a Cedar Rapids hospital Wednesday of injuries suffered Sunday when a truck he was driving went over an embankment near Lisbon Kyles companion Milan Kurd of Greene also was injured seriously but hospital authorities said Wednesday his condition is improving Kyles death was due to a head injury according to Coroner Rob ert Brosh HINTARGENTINA MAY BREAK OFF TIES WITH MISS Chile Joins Brazil in Cutting Diplomatic Relations With USSR Buenos Aires The first hinl that Argentina might follow the example of Brazil and Chile in breaking off relations with Russia appeared Wednesday in Buenos Aires newspapers Except for the communist La Hora the newspapers splashed the Rio de Janeiro and Santiago de velopments in huge type reserved for the most important events The attention of the nation was focused on the presidential train traveling north toward the Bo livian frontier where President Juan D Peron and President En rique Hertzog of Bolivia will meet Thursday Foreign Minister Juan A Bra muglia was accompanying Peron Therefore it was unlikely that any action would be taken by Argen tina before the president and for eign minister return The Chilean government said Tuesday night it had severed dip lomatic and consular relations with Russia and with Czechoslo vakia as well because of instiga tions of international communists held to have disturbed the public quiet of Chile The Brazilian foreign ministry announced earlier in Rio de Janeiro thatBrazil had cut diplo matic ties with the soviet govern ment because of what it called outrageous and even calumnious Russian press criticism of Brazils President Eurico Caspar Dutra and her army Chiles step will leave the sov ietoriented section of Europe without a single representative in Santiago Yugoslavia broke rela tions with Chile Oct 11 in protest at Chiles expulsion of 2 Yugoslav diplomats No other countries in the eastern European bloc have had representation here Former Clear Lake Man Killed in Accident Waterloo Riggs 40 died here Wednesday of a frac tured skull and other injuries suf fered Tuesday night when the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a car Driver of the car which struck the Riggs motorcycle on a resi dential street was Kenneth Kit terman 21 Schaller It was the 3rd motorcycle death here in the past 3 months FOREST FIRES HIT 10 STATEJ New England Suffers Damage By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Forest fires in 10 states resulted in millions of dollars worth of damage Wednesday as the New England area alone battled severa outbreaks and counted property losses above the mark Dry weather plus unseasonably warm temperatures accounted for many of the blazes most of which were reported under control The worst situation was in Maine where conditions were described by Forest Commission er Raymond Randall as the mos1 explosive ever recorded in the state One forest fire along a 5 mile stretch of Maine coastline near Kennebunkport destroyed al most 200 buildings mostly sum mer cottages beforeit M brought under control Randall said Maines total loss so far was roughly from more than 50 separate fires A Massachusetts loss of more than was estimated by Fire Warden Joseph L Peabody and officials throughout the New England area said danger was in creasing as the nearly monthlong drought continued In New York Gov Thomas E Dewey ordered all stateowned woodlands closed at midnight Wednesday night after fire war dens reported that 254 fires had broken out in 11 days in the Ad Members of Frances Cabinet Hand Resignations to Ramadier Riggs formerly lived at Clear Iake He is survived by his wife and 4 sons Mr and Mrs V M Wallis of Clear Lake parents of Mrs Riggs arrived in Waterloo iVednesday to be with their daughter irondack forests controlled areas and other state Twenty fires had burned more than 2000 acres in New Jersey where state Conservation Com missioner Morgan F Larson or dered all campers fire permits cancelled after the 20 fires broke out Tuesday A woods fire endangered a sec tion of the Wnite Mountain Na tional forest in New Hampshire and blazes were reported in mont the worst at Greensboro Rhode Island had a 200acre blaze near the Lincoln Downs racetrack 3 Known Dead in Crash Southend England vage workers found the body of another man Wednesday in the wreckage of a royal air force fly ing boat that crashed off Southend late Tuesday It raised the death toll to 3 lowan Kills Woman Self in Muscatine Muscatlne Mrs Glad Hand 36 was killed Tuesda night by a shotgun blast fired b her former brotherinlaw Wa ter Johnson 43 who then shi himself Sheriff Fred Nesper sai Wednesday The sheriff said it was clearl a case of murder and suicide There will be no inquest The shooting occurred at abou p m and Johnsons d vorced wife Dorothy Reeves nar rowly escaped death or injury Nesper said Johnson s h o through the front door of th home where Mrs Hand Mis Beeves and their parents M and Mrs Roy Reeves lived After firing 2 shots into Mrs Hand from a 110 gauge shotgun Johnson ran half a block down the street and shot bimse through the throat Miss Reeves obtained a divorc rom Johnson in district cour lere last Saturday char gin cruelty Her maiden name was re stored The couple had no chil dren As related by Sheriff Nespe and Dr C P Phillips county cor oner the slaying and suicide oc curred as follows Mrs Hand and Miss Reeves hac ust returned home from spendin an evening with their brother Or ville Beeves when they heard cnock on the door Mrs Hand turned on the lights and as she opened the door John son kicked out the door glass and fired 2 shots her Miss teeves ducked to one side and go out of the line of the charge Mrs Hand fell mortally wounded in the throat Johnson urned and ran down the stree where he shot himself in front o a residence half a block away Parents of the 2 were asleep when their daughters re urned home but immediately were awakened by the shots Miss Beeves told the sheriff sb ad met her exhusband in down town Muscatine last Saturday night following the divorce anc he asked her to come back to him When she refused Johnson salt no other man would have her anc warned her she would be sorry She asked him if that was a threat and he answered she could take i any way she chose Mrs Hand was a widow Her husband died in Burlington last November and she subsequently came to Muscatine to make a home for her parents CLEAR LAKER IS HURT IN WRECK Among 24 Injured in St Paul Rail Crash St four SAME lac means traffic death In put 34 hours Lift Grain Ceiling Ottawa ceilings vere removed Wednesday from coarse grains used in livestock feeding and from meat and meat products with the exception of lard and tallow LOOK INS IDE Senator Taft to Pass Up Primaries in Wisconsin See page 2 z Giant Balloon Parade To Open Holiday Season See page 17 I S C Judging Team in National Dairy Event See state page Paul Minn persons were injured at least one seriously when a Soo line passengertrain and a North ern Pacific freight collided head on Wednesday near the north city limits of St Paul The injured included 17 pas sengers on the Chicago to St Paul passenger train and 5 crew mem bers Reported in serious condi tion was J A Ritchie of St Paul freight engineer who was thrown about 25 feet One car of the passenger train and a boxcar on the freight were elescoped Several cars were de railed but remained upright George Dick of St Paul fire man on the passenger was dug out from under merchandise strewn from the telescoped freight car Dick had juirtped just before the collision The Northern Pacific operates on the Soo line tracks at the lo cation of the wreck The freight eras moving toward a siding The injured list included Rachel Jackson 37 Clear Lake owa injured right ankle Mrs C F Adams 55 Marshall town Iowa head injuries The United States has 31700000 telephones Great Britain 3575 000 and Russia 1272500 THE LAST a mighty stubborn according to her owner Robert Harris stands complacent ly by the wreckage of the wagon she was pulling The wagon was demolished at a railroad crossing at Birming ham Ala Tuesday by a freightMrain when the mule balked in the wrong place at theHaroagJame Harris suf fered a leg injury in the accident His mother and 2 broth ers jumped clear Gerro Gordo School Districts Get State Refund Money Is for Cost of Transporting Pupils During School Year Cerro Gordo county school xicts except for Mason City divide a refund of from he state to repay them in par or the money spent in transport ng pupils during the 19464 ichool year the Iowa departmen if public instruction revealec Wednesday The Mason City chool district does not share be ause it transports no pupils from lutside its boundaries Other North Iowa counties shar ng the being paid out ly the state include Floyd 3875 Hamilton and Emmet the repor howed Largest reimbursement to ny county was to rVoodbury and the smallest S3 9325 to Dubuque county The total this year compared with allocated for the 94546 school year Since 00 had been appropriated for ach year the approixmately 00000 remaining from the ears reverts to the state general und The department of public in xuction said the amount paid to istricts this year amounted to bout onethird the total cost of ransportation whereas last year is states amount was about hall he actual transportation costs In reased costs both of materials and n drivers salaries were respons he department said The total cost of transportation r each pupil averaged about L the 194647 year compared ith the previous year Oklahoma Wows London London than 460 10 persons have seen the London reduction of Oklahoma which as passed its 200th performance the Drury Lane theater The usical which will retain an American cast throughout its run ere has grossed of hich has gone as enter inment tax Coe Prexy Quits Queen Kissing Cedar Rapids kissing will pass out of presidential hands at Coe college at its homecoming Nov 1 Coe President Byron S Hollinshead has announced that he has resigned the honor to someone suggested the someone else be elected by the colleges women students The practice started Hollinshead said in 1945 when election of the homecoming queen was a big headache for everyone Rival fac tions stuffed ballot boxes and necessitated a 2nd election So I told the sororities that as punishment for all the trouble theyd caused me theyd have to let me kiss the homecoming queen But Im not mad at the sororities any longer I resign Proclaim Oct 26 as Memorial Day for Iowa War Dead Des Moines IP Gov Rober D Blue Wednesday proclaimec Sunday Oct 26 as A memoria day to honor our Iowa boys who fell in the last war The governor asked that flag be flown at half mast and tha prayers be offered for the peace of the world and the freedom o mankind from tyranny and op pression Veterans organizations of the state have pledged to cooperate in the memorial observance of the return of the World war II deac from Europe and the south Pa cific Conservation Biologist Says He Was Against Open Pheasant Season Des Moines pheas ant population is so low in the opinion of Walter W Aitken chief biologist of the state conserva tion commission that there should be no open hunting season this year Contrary to Aitkens recommen dations the commission agreed to set a short season from Nov 11 to Nov 20 It followed the recommenda ions of Lester F Faber game biologist in Aitkens division who said he believed a short season with a low bag limit could be leld without hurting the come ack prospects of the bird popula ion next year Roadside counts of pheasants taken by wardens showed an av erage of o46 birds per mile less han one third the 151 birds per mile counted in what was consid ered a poor 1946 season The seed stock of pheasants may be hurt by hunting this fall Aitken said thus giving the birds setback that would take years o overcome We dont know what kind of winter we are going to have what he hatch conditions will be next pring or how many birds will be aken by hunters he explained Then some hens will be killed That always happens no matter what the rules The Dudley Diamond or Star of South Africa is a heartshaped jewel weighing 44J carats It was originally twice that size and was found in 1868 by the slave of Nie Kirk African mine owner Man Shoots Divorced Wife Then Himself Melchcr a 13 yea old son looked on Cleo Wright 36 Tuesday night shot and killet his divorced wife in what Sherif Jim Van Hemert Wednesday de scribed as a murder and suicide Wrights body was found on the porch of the home of his for mer wife Margaret Stewart 35 Her body was just inside the door way of her home Sheriff Van Hemert said the in cident apparently occurred as fol lows Wright knocked on his exwife door about p m and calle out her name The woman and her 3 children Jimmy 13 Janice 11 and Gene 9 were in bed upstairs She knocked on the door of th upstairs apartment which Richan Mason and his wife occupied am asked Mason to follow She wen downstairs followed by Jimm and Mason As she opened the door Wrigh fired Mason went back upstair and Jimmy remained behind A short time later shots soundec on the porch and Wrights bod was found there where he appar ently had turned the gun on him self Sheriff Van Hemert said Van Hemert quoted Dr F M Roberts county coroner as saying there would be no inquest Sheriff Van Hemert said Jimmy had some bruises but that he dii not know whether these had been there previously or whether h may have scuffled with his fath Janice apparently went down stairs later the sheriff said Th children however were hysteri cal following the tragedy ant could not speak coherently of it All 3 were taken Wednesday t the home of their mothers broth er in Dallaas Wright and his wife were di vorced last summer and she wa given custody of the children Wright farmed on the edge o town but lived with his mother about 2 blocks from his former wifes home Mason in atelephone interview said that Jimmy carried a gun as ihey went downstairs but tha Wright shot before Jimmy coulc save his mother Mason said he went back upstairs to protect Mrs Mason He said he heard at leas 4 shots after the first one Truman Says Loyalty Files Confidential Washington Truman Wednesday refused to open the loyalty files of the civil service commission to the house expenditures committee In a letter to Rep Hoffman R Mich Mr Truman said the rec rds are maintained by the civil eryice commission on a confiden iai basis Hoffman chairman of an ex enditures subcommittee asked tfr Truman for the ruling when ommissiqn members refused to make their files available saying they regarded such information as confidential The commission members had een called before Hoffmans roup to explain why the names f several congress members and he wives of at least 2 senators ad been listed in connection with oyalty investigations The commissioners agreed they ave no legal right to investigate members of congress They prom sed to remove all material relat ng to them from the file com iled by investigators in tracing le backgrounds of persons ap lying for federal jobs ndian Summer Due o Leave Iowa in Next 24 Hours Des Moines Iowas In ian summer is going to bow out or recess within the next 24 ours the weather bureau said Wednesday as it predicted rain nd much cooler Thursday The weather bureau predicts reeling temperatures in north rn and west central Iowa Thurs ay night Occasional rains are expected to tart falling in sorti vest and ex eme western Iowa Wednesday ight Tuesdays state high was 90 at ouncil Bluffs and the low early rednesday was 48 at Iowa City o precipitation was reported PREMIER PLANS TO SET UP NEW RULING GROUP Sudden Action Comes as Assembly Is Called Into Emergency Session Paris members of Frances cabinet handed their res ignations Wednesday to Socialist Premier Paul Ramadier but the premier himself did not resign In the midst of what the pre mier called Frances grave eco nomic situation his office an nounced that Ramadier himself was firmly intent upon going ahead with the formation of a new government It was not certain however that Ramadier would be successful The announcement came with startling suddenness just 3 days after Gen Charles De Gaulles smashing success in Frances mu nicipal elections Some observers said the cabinets unanimous de cision to step down would facili tate the return to power of the lib eration leader through his new party the rally of the French peo ple The cabinet reached its decision only a few hours after Ramadier had summoned the national as sembly back into an emergency session set for next Tuesday Ram adier was expected to explain the reasons for the resignation at a news conference later in the day The action came a few hours after the cabinet had summoned the national assembly back from vacation for an emergency session set for next Tuesday bly was not due to end its vaca tion until Nov 13 Ramadiers present coalition government has been in office since May 4 when 5 communist ministers were expelled from the cabinet The expulsion said to have stemmed from the United States Truman doctrine left a cabinet of socialists radical so cialists members of the popular republican movement MRP and independents If Ramadier fails to form a new cabinet French President Vincent Auriol conceivably might call upon De Gaulle The resignation also raised the question whether the communists would be brought back into the unlikely move if De Gaulle were called upon Thus far the general has been silent on iis election success and it is not even clear whether he would ac cept the premiership without a revision of the constitution in the manner he proposes Two of the parties in the Rama dier cabinet the MRP and the radicals were heavy losers in Sundays municipal elections and as the French look at it were vir ually repudiated in their govern ment posts The resignation of the cabinet means that Foreign Minister jeorges Bidault a member of the MRP at least temporarily is out of office Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudi ness Wednesday night cooler temperatures moving in Wednesday night Rain and much cooler Thursday Clearing and freezing temperatures Thursday night Low Wednes day night near 42 High Thurs day 50 to 54 Low Thursday night 28 to 30 Iowa Increasing cloudiness Wednesday night with cooler weather overspreading west and north portions Rain and much cooler Thursday followed by clearing and freezing tempera tures Thursday night Friday partly cloudy and quite cool Saturday fair and warmer Av erage temperatures will range from lows of 40 to highs of 50 northwest and from 50 to 70 southeast on Friday itlnnesota Cloudy and cooler Wednesday night Thursday mostly cloudy with occasional rain southeast and extreme south portions by evening Cooler south and east portions IN AAA5ON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or 24 hour period ending at 8 clock Wednesday morning Maximum 89 Minimum 57 At 8 a m Wednesday 61 TEAR AGO Maximum 69 Minimum 47