Mason City Globe Gazette, October 31, 1947

Mason City Globe Gazette

October 31, 1947

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 31, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOt tlV Anochttd Pw ud United Pnai ruu Lcamd wire Flva Centj a Copy MASON CITS IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 31 1947 This Paper Consists of Two No 19 4 UNIONS TO SNUB NLRB DEADLINE HOUSE PROBERS ARE DIGGING IN ATOMIC SPYING Former FBI Agent Tells of Russian Attempts to Obtain Top Secrets Washington inves tigators digging into alleged sovie atomic bomb espionage alread are at work on new leads Hep J Parnell Thomas RN J sai Friday An agent of the house unAmeri can activities committee whic Thomas heads testified Thursda that soviet spies tried unsuccess fully to buy U S atomic secret early as November 1942 3 months before the first atomi bomb was exploded This testimony climaxed am concluded 9 days of public hear ings on communism in Hollywoo during which filmland glamo competed with the committee charges for the publics interest Paul V McNuttcounsel for th major motion picture producers interpreted what he called th abrupt termination of the hear ings as a complete vindication of American movies But Thomas said the investiga tion had proved there were com munists in Hollywood and that i would be resumed as soon a possible here or in Los Angeles It will look next he said propaganda in films The committee Thomas add ed is by no means through with the espionage phase Our investi gators already are at work on new leads Thursdays atomic testimony by Committee Investigator Louis J Russell a former FBI agent was billed in advance as a surprise Committee sources said it woul show that Hollywood communists engaged in Abomb espionage con nect jthe allejged espionage at tempts with any of the Hollywooc personalities who figured in tie hearings The committee said Russell findings were turned over to the FBI more than a year ago A spokesman said that as far as he knew the FBI had done nothing about them The FBI had no com ment now In concluding the first of the Hollywood investigation Thomas said the next would be an equally dangerous phase dealing with communist propa ganda in various motion pictures and the techniques employed The committee staff was under stood tobe working on some 30 films and scripts Early in the hearings Thomas promised to publish data on 79 communists in the movies The committee got around however to charging only 10 filmland fig ures under subpena with being cardholding members of the com munist party The committee cited these all highly paidwriters directors or contempt of congress charges for refusing yes orno answers to what Committee Counsel Robert E Stripling called the S64 question Are you a com munist The contempt citations were voted by Thomas and Reps Rich ard and John Mc Dowell RPa the only members present when the accused men were before the committee The charges are expected to go before Speaker Joseph W Martin Jr next week after Thomas ob tains approval of other members Thomas said he would reach them by telephone Martin because the house is not in session has authority to ap prove the citations and turn them over to the federal district attor ney here for submission to a grand jury Eagle Grove Woman Is Elected to Office at Eastern Star Session Sioux City Mrs Betty Fraseur of Tipton Thursday aft ernoon was named worthy grand matron of the Iowa Grand Chap ter of the order of the Iowa East ern Star as the chapters three day 70th annual session drew to a close Roy McMurray of Newton Iowa was elected grand worthy patron Other officers included Mrs LucIle Johnson of Eagle Grove associated grand matron Clyde E Jones of Ottumwa as sociated grand patron Mrs Ada G Thompson of Cedar Rapids secretary Mrs Mary H S John son of Humboldt grand treas urer Mrs Valda Felton of In dianola grand conductress Mrs Dorothy Harris of Council Bluffs associate conductress I US for Split in Palestine by July 1948 Lake Success Unitec States suggested Friday that if th proposed partition of Palestine approved by the United Nation assembly the 2 new Arab and Jew ish countries should become in dependent nations July 1 1948 The V S suggestion was mad by American delegate Herschel Johnson at a closed session of special Palestine subcommitte of the general assembly Johnson proposed that the countries become absolutely sov ereign and responsible for pubh order in their respective nations on the suggested date of indepen dence During the interim period be tween now and next July 1 h suggested that Britain continue t be responsible for preservation o law and order Lost Woman Calls Fire Trucks Chief Oakland Cal Edith K Hanlon got lost the other nigh on a dark street She saw a fire box and pullec the alarm Up roared fire trucks and Bat talion Chief Frank Kisport wh had rolled out of a warm bed Im lost and I dont knov aow to get home said Mrs Han Ion Besides the street is aw fully dark A police patrol car took Mrs Hanlon home SIGHT WRECK OF PLANE WITH 18 Pan American Airliner Missing Since Sunday American World Airways announced Friday hat wreckage of its missing DC4 airliner had been sighted on an Annette island mountainside near Ketchikan Alaska The plane vanished Sunday with 18 aboard The reported crash site is on the north side of Tangas mountain I miles east of the Annette islani landing field where Pilot Alf N Wonsen last reported Sunday tha extreme turbulence turned him back from a scheduled landing There was a report that the plane apparently burned and Pan American headquarters said it was rying to confirm the report A report from Juneau said a an American searching plane potted the wreckage near the top f the 3600foot mountain badly mashed A search party was en to the scene Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy with rain ending Friday night Satur day partly cloudy little temper ature change Low Friday night near 40 High Saturday near 50 Owa Cloudy with occasional light rain or drizzle east and central portions Friday night Saturday partly cloudy No de cided change in temperature Low Friday night 3848 High Saturday 5060 owa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average 4 to 8 degrees above normal Nor mal high for this time of year 50 north and 56 south Normal low 30 north and 34 south No significant temperature trend through Monday gradually turning colder Tuesday and Wednesday Rainfall will av erage i to J inch with locally heavier amounts and will oc cur early Saturday and in west ern half Sunday and over most of state Monday and early Tues day tinnesota Mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday with occa sional light rain or drizzle Fri day night Little change in tem perature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics or 24 hour period ending at 8 clock Friday morning Maximum 55 Minimum 48 At 8 a m Friday 50 Precipitation 36 ffiAR AGO Maximum 52 Minimum 30 Hickenlooper in Costa Rica San Jose Costa Rica or Hickenlooper BIowa has rrived at the port of Golfito from ew Orleans on an inspection tour the U S cultural campaign in entral America and Panama ff Ui A GlobeGazette Photo CAMPUS Halloween sprites pirates cats clowns and related notables capered and performed as grade school youngsters opened the citys big Hal loween treat program at their respective schools Thursday afternoon Shown here are the winners and runnersup for each grade at Washington school Left to right Carleen Holvik gypsy Billy Patton witch Joan Cory headless horseman Suzann Grippen popeye Anna Lee witch Gloria Lee Miss Halloween Carl Holvik scarecrow Gary Day scarecrow Cynthia Grippen an old lady Andy Peck pirate Vickie Larson gypsy and Dennis Houlahan devil Junior and senior high school students had their programs in the evening See story and pictures on page CREEDON QUITS HOUSING POST Goes to Company in Atomic Energy Work Washington R Cree don resigned Friday as national fiousing expediter In a letter of resignation Cree don advised President Truman that he was leaving the govern ment to take charge of a large construction program in connec tion iwth the development ol atomic energy No details were iven While the letter did not disclose he name of the firm which is undertaking the atomic report as sociates of Creerton said they un derstoodit isthe General Electric corporation When making the letter public he white house announced thai Tighe E Woods has been namec acting housing expediter He has jeen a deputy under Creedon MASON CITYAN GETS 10 YEARS Sentenced to Prison for Forging Checks Joseph Francis Duke 21 alias Anthony Joseph Tony Roberts 211 13th S E pleaded guilty Fri lay to a county attorneys infor mation charging bun with utter ing a forged instrument He was entenced by Judge M H Kepler o serve not to exceed 10 years in he state penitentiary at Ft Mad son by Judge M H Kepler in district court here Friday morn ing Duke was arrested by Mason ity police Sept Z after a 6 weeks heck writing spree C necks mounting to nearly cashed n Iowa and southern Minnesota were traced to him including 7 in Hason Cityfor amounts from o Duke came here with his wife and baby from St Louis in June nd worked for a St Paul soap roducts company traveling north rn Iowa and southern Minnesota He was convicted on a charge f interstate transport of forged ecurities in 1944 and sentenced to years in the federal reformatory t El Reno Okla He served 17 months of this time Vobel Peace Prize to 3hiladelphia Quakers ondon Service Council Oslo Norway Nobel eace prize for 1947 has been warded to the London Service ouncil and the Philadelphia Serv ce Committeeof the Society of riends the Nobel com mittee announced Friday night World consumption of cotton hit peak of 306 million bales in 936 V Wilson Blasts Secrecy Put on Wedemeyers China Report Senator Says It Is Sign We Are Heading Towarc Totalitarian Government Washington Wil son RIowa declared Friday state department refusal to let members of congress see the con fidential Wedemeyer report on China is a sign that we are head ing toward totalitarian govern Wilson a member of the armed services committee said the sup pression of the report looks to me like nothing but a decision ol the military to carry over the cur tain of secrecy established in x of Gen Albert 6 Wedemeyer were set down after a survey of conditions in China as President Trumans personal rep resentative Explaining the decision not to make the report public at this time the state department said it might be harmful to the interests of the United States China and other nations Wilson told a reporter he never theless asked to see the document and that Undersecretary of State Lovett replied in a letter that it has under instruction been con fined to a few membersof the cabinet Wilson commented When the peoples representa tives and the people themselves are denied vital information ve are heading toward totalitarian government He added If I saw it I might agree with hem that it should be withheld rom the public But I want to know its contents and as a repre sentative of the people make my own judgment After all who are they to say whether this information should 3e confidential or not Without such information I dont see how the administration can expect the legislative branch o properly or why it could complain if congress does not ormer Iowa Fireman jets Arson Sentence Cedar Rapids Le VTont former Cedar Rapids fire man found guilty of setting 2 fires n a Cedar Rapids hotel June 9 Friday was given an indetermin ate sentence not to exceed 10 ears in the penitentiary at Fort Madison Before the sentencing District udge M C Haraiel denied a de ense motion for a new trial Ap peal bond was set at Lemonts attorney said he would ile an appeal Lemont was found guilty by a district court jury Oct 16 The cost of aluminum ingots was reduced during World war II rom about 20 to about 15 cents pound NORTH IOWAN DIES IN CRASH Eggerth Eagle Grove Killed in Car Wreck Shenandoah Eugene Eggerth 24 of Eagle Grove was killed at 2 a m Friday and 2 oth er men were injured in an auto accident which occurred 7 miles east of here on highway No 2 Bex Mason and J C Brown ol Corydon and he tent of which was not immediate ly known The 3 men all employed by a construction firm at Shenandoah were returning from Corydon when their car according to Po lice Sergeant Fred Norris was in volved in a collision with a Wat son Brothers truck and then veered into a bridge The truck driver was not hurt Eggerths car was damaged con siderably Norris said it was in dicated that Eggerth also formerly resided in Renwick SAME Black flat means traffic death In past 21 hoars Clear Iowa Cityan in Indiana Car Accident South Bend Mar ion W Hillman St Joseph county coroner Friday held accidental the deaths of a young woman and a young man killed by an automo bile last Saturday night at the entrance of St Marys college Prosecutor Wilford V Walz who also has been conducting an inves tigation said he would accept the coroners verdict Sheriff Claude E Houser said Robert D Noble 29 of Iowa City Iowa drove the car that plowed into a group of St Marys and University of Notre Dame stu dents The coroner said he had found no evidence that Noble was vio lating any traffic or other laws and he added that the crossing where the accident occurred is not as well marked as are hun dreds of cattle crossings on state highways About 73 per cent of the people f Cuba are white the remainder jeing mainly of Negro or mixed blood NO RETURN TO EASY TERMS IN CREDIT LIFTING Installment Buying Curbs End Saturday Night After 6 Years Chicago con trols over consumer credit will en Saturday night but a surve showed Friday that there will b no quick return to the easy cred it terms of prewar years For the last 6 years the govern ment has told merchants hov much down payment they mus charge customers for a long list o articles from bedsprings to auto mobiles The controls went into effec Sept 1 1941 Under regulation W the government for the first tim regulated direct consumer credi Signs that used to read smal down payment almost disap peared from the national scene Now with controls expiring there is no stampede to hang them up again For one thing customer generally can afford higher down payments and stiffer terms Fo another merchants are leery o selling high priced goods on easj terms If a crash came they woulc find it hard to collect But the most compelling reason for sticking to short term install ment sales with high down pay mcnts is the fear that the govern ment controls will be slapped on again if credit runs away and ac celerates inflation President Truman has called a special session of congress and i he does not ask for renewal of con trols Sen C Douglass Buck R says he will do it himself Spokesmen for bankers loan companies automobile dealer and furniture retailers agreed tha when the controls gooff they wil and that they must keep credit fairly tight Under regulation W consumer have had to pay 334 per cent down on new automobiles and home ap pliances including stoves refrig erators deep freeze units wash ing machines and radios For fur niture and rugs consumers have had to pay 20 per cent down For both types of goods they have had to pay the balance in 15 months The American Bankers asso ciation has recommended to its 15000 members banks that they continue to demand 33 i per cen down payment on automobile loans but that they extend the payment period to 24 months The banks are the largest single lender in automobile purchases and han dle half the nations commercial loan total On appliances and furniture the Bankers Association recom mended that banks charge 20 per cent down payment with the bal ance in 36 months Since the pres ident called congress into specia session however spokesmen saic they were considering a more conservative payment period The National Retail Furniture association said that the majority of furniture dealers would charge 20 per cent down onboth appli ances and furnitureexcept in areas where competition is stiff Mo extension of the 15month ime limit on payments was rec ommended until after the first of he year Spokesmen said there still are shortages of furniture and that a hew shortage has de veloped in upholstered pieces General Motors Acceptance Jorp which finances Genera Motors dealers and individual buyers of GM cars said post dealers would continue requiring onethird down payments bui hat new cars probably would be financed over 24months instead of 15 RADIO STATION PERMIT GRANTED Washington commun cations commission Friday granted a permit for a new stand ard station to the Mohawk Broad casting Co Mason City Iowa 010 kilocycles one kilowatt day time MailOrder Bride Back to England But Romance Unbroken New York UR Mailorder ride Eileen Frances Green Hagen flying back to Great Britain riday her romance bruised but nbroken The pretty 21yearold wife of ontana contractor Barney Hagen as hustled aboard a plane at La nardia field Thursday night bile immigration officials pre cnted the 2 from even kissing oodby Eileen honey Hagen shouted it as Eileen was hustled up the gang plank of the huge British overseas airplane She hurried to aglass porthole and waved frantically at him while he waved back TJien a customs guard escorted him from the field before the airplane took off The immigration bureau in Phil adelphia had ruled Thursday that the girls visa was not in order and that she could not be ad mitted to the United States Hagen became interested in Eileen through a pen pal club 2 years ago He married her airmail by proxy 62 weeks ago before he had ever seen more than her pic ture He saw her for the first time last week when she arrived here and was detained on Ellis island by immigration authorities who said her visa was not in order The contractor arranged the air passage back to Great Britain for his bride after he was told that an appeal might drag into weeks of waiting I wont have her stagnating he said under the terrible con ditions on Ellis island Hagen said he hoped she would be able to come back to him next yBar when she may again apply for a visa Maybe shell change her mind though he said disconsolately I wouldnt blame her consider ing the treatment she got in this country See No Boost as Controls Go Off Sugar Washington ceiling on sugar die at midnight Fridaj night but government official say there is so much sugar on hand jiow that price boosts bj grocers would be plain and simpli gouging There is absolutely no excusi for higher prices on sugar sail officials in the department of agriculture sugar branch Sugar price ceilings vary with each community but under con trols the average Friday was abou 10 cents a pound department sta tistics showed The end of sugar controls wil also mark the end of an era They were the first emergency food con trol to come and the last to go The basic law which gave Sec retary of Agriculture Clinton P Anderson power both to set ceil ings and to ration sugar expire at midnight Consumer rationing at the corner grocery was taken off last June Commercial ration ing ended a month later The approaching demise of al control has sent some housewives into panic buying in some sec tions particularly the west Gov ernment officials said such buying is silly there is lots of sugar J Frank Grimes president o the Independent Grocers Alliance said in Chicago that prices may advance up to 5 cents a pound He indicated that housewife hoard ing would be to blame and said the advance would be temporary Government officials said the expected any price raises to be scattered and expressed hope tha buyer resistance would bring price gougers quickly into line As for the supply situation they pointed out that a nearrccorc sugar beet crop is anticipated this year Besides the governmen purchased the entire Cuban crop for sale to refiners The government has no inten of raising its prices to refiners and there will be enough sugar to give every man woman and chile 95 pounds this year This is 20 pounds more thanlast year Nevertheless sugar minded housewives apparently have been under the impression that there will be a shortage Sugar sales have increased 25 per cen throughout the nation in the las month HUGHES SET TO TEST BIG PLANE Will Launch Craft 2 Days Before Hearing Hollywood Howard Hughes will launch his giant flying boat Saturday 2 days before a senate committee re opens an investigation of his con tract to build it The Hercules wil DC floated from its graving dock to undergo several hours of dock side tests Taxi tests around Los Angeles harbor start Monday Hughes rushing to prove the planes worth before the commit tee starts probing it again prob ably will be at the controls him self He announced earlier he would it into the harbor between Mov 5 and Nov 10 The senate subcommittee later moved up his learing from Nov 17 to Nov 3 Hughes hoped to run the 8en Jined 200ton monster around he harbor at 75 to 80 miles an lour A lane will be cleared hrough shipping for it and extra police will be called to hold back expected crowds The taxi runs will test controls nstruments airflow waterflow and the remote control system necessary to run a plane big as a ootball field LOOK ravor Central Government or Germans If Big 4 Fails See page 2 Widwest Poultry Show Dpens at Eagle Grove See page 6 ommunity Chest Hits 70 of Quota See Page 4 lowans Judge Stock Show Chicago Iowa stock Schmidt Delmar Carl Hoffman Ida Grove and ugh Morris entries in the Chicago feeder attle shov at Union stockyards iey awarded first prize for the rand champion carload for the nd consecutive year to Fred De errard of Kremmling Colo STRONGGROUPS IGNORE OATHS FINANCIAL DATA UMW Steelworkers UAW and Electrical Body Are Holdouts Washington of tha nations most powerful labor un ions give every sign of ignoring Fridays deadline for gaining le gal status before the reorganized national labor relations board The TaftHartley act requires unions to submit financial reports as well as affidavits from offi cers disavowing communism And this under NLRB rules is the last day for compliance While many others rushed to get under the wire in time to save pending cases from dismissal these 4 unions appeared to be cinch holdouts John L Lewis United Mine Workers Philip Murrays United the United Auto Workers and the United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers All but Lewis AFL miners are CIO affiliates Lewis claims some 600000 members including 250000 in the controversial UMW District 50 This collection of miscellaneous unions has been involved in al most constant jurisdictional con flict with other AFL affiliates as well as some CIO groups Hence it could be hard hit by not having access to the NLRB for certifica tion as a qualified collective bar gaining agent Nevertheless by allowing Fri days deadline to slip by Lewis intentionally will force the NLRB to carry out its threat to dismiss pending cases of noncomplying unions District 50 has many of these A D Denny Lewis brother of the UMW chief and head of District 50 says there were about 200 district 50 cases on the boards docket when the Taft Hartleyact bacame effective gust 22 Although like Lewis an spoken opponent of communism Murray similarly refused to com ply with the eligibilty require ments on behalf of his farflung Steelworkers union which hfe heads along with the entire CIO The steel workers executive board decided in July it would neither sign affidavits swearing its members were not communists nor submit to the labor depart ment the financial and organiza tional data which the TaftHart ley act makes a prerequisite to use of the NLRBs protective ma chinery The United Auto Workers led by Walter P Eeuther another anticbmmunist took similar ac tion Murray has claimed 800000 members spread throughout basic steel and the fabricating indus tries Reuthers unionis reported to have at least that many remain ing from its wartime membership of more than 1000000 The United Electrical Workers with some 600000 members is classed the CIOs left wing unions Although the 4 for district 50 are firmly en trenched in their industries and therefore not greatly worried about the lack of NLRB support dozens of other unionsrushed to make themselves eligible to use board machinery In order to ease the lastminute pressure the board decided to grant a 30day extension to those which had taken initial steps to ward compliance A board official said however that requests for more time must state a good reason and be in good faith MIAMI SITE OF 48 LEGION MEET Indianapolis Fia Thursday was selected site of the 1948 national American Le gion convention bythe Legions national executive committee The committee in the first day of its annual fall 3day meeting accepted an invitation from Greater Miami and the State of Florida to meet Oct 17 through Oct 21 The resolution selecting Miami ivas accepted shortly after the executive committee had adopted he fiscal report of the 1947 con at New York City The 947 report showed expenses over evenue of approximately Cops Get Skull Practice Spokane Wash human kull found in a city dump here ecently caused a stir among lice It finally turned out to be no belonging to a physician The octors wife raised so much ob ection to having it around the ouse that it was tossed out with ie rubbish ;

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