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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 3, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                JWHSpfplrair NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS vol uv Anodatcd Pw and United Frw lull LuMd lira COP7I MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 3 1847 This Piper ConifcU at Two NOM One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor KGLO CUT Sunday p m VVXCX Crosse p m WTAD qulncy Xnesday p m WOI Amu lueidij a m WSUt Iowa City Tbnrsdiy p m Report On a Trip To Mecca T AM LATELY HOME from a trip to Detroit A national conven tion of AP managing editors was the pretext for the jaunt But I must confess to you that the extra curricular activities were more in teresting to me than the shop talk These activities includes a 40 mile trip on the Train of Tomor row from Detroit to Ann Arbor a football game about which youve read if youre a sports fan and a tour of inspection through the largest automobile manufac turing plant in the world A few months ago I reported in some detail on the Train of To morrow which I had visited on a siding in a suburb of Washing ton D C Youve all seen football games and 1 wouldnt have any to add to your information on that subject So in thisvisit with you I guess Ill talk about automobiles B I shall be my contacts while in DetrorFwith Henry Ford II C E Wason7 preJadeht of General Motors and B E Hutchinson chairman of committee of the Chrysler corporation With some 300 other editors I was the luncheon or dinner guest of each of these important people in the automotive industry and in connection with these social af fairs 1 managed to get in a little personal conversation with each Mr Wilson the GM chief was our host on the Train of Tomor row and I was seated near Mr and Mrs Wilson at the football game I found him extremely friendly and personable and I could say the same of Mr Ford and Mr Hutchinson i can launch into my subject best by recalling some of the questions which were put to these automobile executives by me and other inquisitive editors and passing along the answers to those questions Are there going to be any rad ical changes made in automobile design 1n the1 tnlmedlate future That question seemed to be in the mind of everybody The automobile executives anr swered thisi one a bit guardedly but the impression given was that in the months ahead automobiles are going to look prettymuch as they do now The accent is on satisfying a tremendous demand Therewas the inference how ever in one or 2 quarters that some pretty pronounced changes are in the works for cars to be delivered in the second half of 1948 and in 1949 Passing by one great building at the Eiver Rouge Ford plant our guide toldus that the design work on the new Ford model was pro ceeding therein and emphasized the fact that admittance to the premises was limited to a very few top officials of the company ALONG this line somebody in our group put the question to Mr Wilson of General Motors whether in the near future auto mobiles would have rear end en gines without transmissions front wheel drives and a lot of other features much discussed these days It is all right to dream Mr Wilson replied with a smile That is the privilege we Americans have We know how to put engines in the rear and have frontwheel drives We can even put them in crossways The real problem is not to build a dream car it is to build what the folks would like to have Many auto manufacturers have gone broke building the kind of car they thought people ought to haveinstead of the kind the folks wanted THEN Mr Wilson proceeded to offer some arguments against the engineinrear design In this design he said your transmission is naturally back there along with your axleBut you then have all the weight back there To use your tires efficiently you must put dual tires on the rear where twothirds of the weight is The result is something that looks like a truck But thats all right he con tinued You can make it so it steers nicely and it will look pret ty good But then you would worry about starting to cool the engine You can stick out some scoops catch the air and cool it Then yon begin to worry about how you are going to heat the car in the when you are all through you wonder why you ever thought about put ting that engine in the rear In responseto a question the General Motors head man made the prediction that there will still be frontendengines 10 years from now although he qualified it to the extent of saying there might be both kinds THE rather commonly held no tion that cars since the war havent been of as good quality as CONTINUED ON FACE Z IOWA TRAFFIC TOLL UP TO 460 Mikolajczyk Arrives in British Isles London Mikola jczyk said Monday night he fled Poland through the Rusisan zone of Germany to the British area after learning that the Moscow sponsored Polish government planned to sentence him and at least 2 other Polish peasant party officials to death The Polish opposition leader reached the promised sanctuary of Great Britain in an RAF plane 2 weeks after dropping from sight in Poland got the news on the day of the opening of parliament that immunity would be taken away from me Mikolajczyk told an interviewer at his wifes home in suburban London I knew also they had made plans in advance with a military court to sentence us to death The stocky Polish peasant party leader who headed the Polish government in exile here during the occupation kissed his wifes hand after walking into her house After I got the news they were going to arrest us I made a de cision to go away because after all they would sentence us to death and our people would try to avenge usvand cause unneces sary bloodshed Mikolajczyfc refused to say whether he planned to form an antisoviet bloc outside of Poland or whether he intends to remain in Britain or go to the United States He said that he had been out of touch with the news and had no immediate plans for the future Mikolajczyk said he left Poland on Oct 20 Crossing the countrys western frontier and the soviet zone of Germany and went on to the British zone of Germany He declined to disclose the point where he found safety there I first felt safe last Saturday the day of his arrival in the Brit ish zone he said He said the British had known of his whereabouts since his ar rival in their zone Asked if other associates were safe he replied No comment Vandenberg for Separate German Peace Ann Arbor Mich Vandenberg RMich Monday advocated a separate peace with Germany if the council of foreign ministers remains deadlocked through this winter While granting qualified en dorsement to the Marshall plan the senate president protern maintained that Germanys res toration to viable autonomy is at the core of Europes rehabilita tion It is infinitely preferable for the Council of foreign ministers to come to united terms Van denberg said in an address pre pared for delivery at a University of Michigan convention marking the centennial of Dutch coloniza tion in Michigan But I am saying that disagree or not be allowed to postpone peace rehabilitation and selfgovern ment forever he added Peace must have priority Vandenberg also urged a change in the United Nations charter under which the veto would ap ply solely to the use of armed force He attacked worldwide com munist attitudes which most of us believe are incompatible with xxx peace He warned that America can not indefinitely underwrite the world V LUMBERYARD Hughes mammoth flying boat the worlds largest airplane glides into the air Sunday as the millionaire pilot shot it across AP Wircphoto the harbor waters at Long Beach Cal at 90 miles an hour The plane flew at an altitude of 70 feet for about a mile RUSSIA REJECTS PARTITION PLAN Demand British End Holy Land Rule Jan 1 Lake SuccesSi Mon day rejected American sugges tions on methods of partitioning Palestine and instead demanded that the British end their mandate over the Holy Land by next Jan 1 and withdraw all troops no later than May 1 1948 The soviet union said there should be a transition period of no longer than 1 year between the termination of the mandate and complete independence for the projected Jewish and Arab states For this period Russia would place responsibility for supervi sion under the United Nations se curity council Soviet Delegate Semen K Tsar apkin delivered the longawaited policy declaration in a closed meeting of the partition sub committee of the assemblys 57 nation committee on Palestine said the soviet union could not accept the United States sug gestion that Britain be entrusted with the task of administering the Holy Land pending independence because the mandate has failed Army Develops Mechanical Cow for Overseas GIs Washington UR The army came up with a mechanical cow Monday as its solution for a better substitute for fresh milk for over seas troops The army said it has found a method to recombine mechanically powdered milk with butter oil and water The advantages the army said are that the dry ingredients may be shipped to such places as Guam Okinawa and Korea where fresh milk is hard to get and there may be stored for long periods un til mixed The new milk beverage is high ly acceptable the array said and resembles fresh milk better than any previous concoction Lack of fresh milk is one of the biggest gripes of soldiers sta tioned in the Pacific Soldiers in Europe get dairy farms milk from Danish It is estimated that 6640000 acres of French land were made unfit for cultivation by World war II operations British Labor Party Suffers Setback in Municipal Election London major party leaders rallied their forces for a new period of intense political activity Monday as they took stock of returns from Saturdays municipal elections which observers of all leanings agreed had resulted in a setback for the ruling labor party Complete returns from the 388 English and Welsh boroughs voting showed the conservatives made a net gain of 621 seats and labor sustained a net loss of 652 Labor party leaders frankly ad mitted that the outcome was dis appointing and conservatives acclaimed the result as a sharp swing to the right which showed the handwriting on the wall Even the staunches conserva tive organs however refrained Monday from backing editorially the demands of Winston Churchill and Conservative Party Chair man Lord Woolton for a national election to throw the labor gov ernment out The wartime prime minister Sunday night proclaimed that the result deprives the socialist la bor government of any mandate they obtained at the general elec tions in 1945 he declared Henceforward they will govern without moral support and against will of the people Lord Woolton said that the the the elections showed that the voters of the country have no confidence in the government While opinions on the sig nificance of the conservative gains were divided most observers ex pressed the opinion that the vot ing reflected growing public dis content with shortages and re by reduction in the bacon ration to one ounce a week and the elimination of gasoline allowances for nones sential motoring Hughes Surprises Crowd by Putting Flying Boat Into Air Airplane Flies Mile at Altitude of 70 Feet During Test Long Beach Cal Hughes who nearly lost his life flying one experimental plane took his 200ton ply wood flying boat into the air days before a congres sional investigation of his wartime plane contracts was to resume in Washington The worlds largest flying boat was scheduled only for taxi runs after Saturdays flotation tests to see if it leaked But Hughes sud denly surprised a crowd of 1000 lined up at Long Beach harbor by taking to the air Previously he had announced that he planned to have the plane make its first flight in April Hughes had said he might con sider leaving thecountry if the 8engined experimental would not fly As the great 3000 horsepoW er motors throbbed in a taxi run Hughes lifted the ship from the water H u g h es ia his shirt sleeves during the sur prise flight was jubilant over its success Many persons had called his 700 passenger JTOGHES H e r cules a Monstrosity which never will fly It was the first time the 32 pro peller blades had beat the air at the same time On the first run down the 10 mile course the ship held to 45 miles an hour air speed The ship took a terrific buffet ing as it squashed into choppy whitecaps blown by a strong wind On the 2nd run the airspeed indicator climbed past 45 then trembled at 60 Technicians and newsmen concentrated on Hughes right hand gripping the throttles Slowly the needle moved up to 90 Then the plane steadied1 It was oh the step barely skimming the waves Then the engineers reported the motors doing 2300 horsepower each and suddenly there was no slapping of waves at the sides and the ship was in the ah The plane flew a mile at an altitude of just 70 feet and then landed quietly on the water I didnt decide to take it off until I actually did it Hughes said We were on the step and it felt so good I just took it off The landing was really gratifying I had to use a confined area which did not permit any great flight lengths I thought the controls operated well At Washington Sen Owen Brewster with whom Hughes clashed headon during the August senate war contract investigation said he was pleased to hear that the giant craft had made a successful test flight Nothing could be more gratify ing than to have the plane a com plete success said Brewster chairman of the senate war in vestigating committee which has delved into Hughes in war contracts Hughes said the impromptu flight Sunday had not altered his plans to take the ship on its first regular flight next spring Wind erosion is produced by strong winds blowing the soil par ticles across the land surface just as snow is blown in a storm Rainy Weather Is Broken in Iowa Des Moines spell of rainy weather was broken over the weekend as the 24 hours end ing at 7 a m Monday passed without any new moisture re ported to the weather bureau Skies were cloudy to clearing Monday and at numerous points the sun was shining brightly for the first time in several days Sundays highest Iowa reading was 60 at Davenport and Iowa City The state low early Monday was 41 at Waterloo Davenport and Iowa City Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness Monday night Possible rain Tuesday Little change In tem perature Low Monday night 45 High Tuesday 55 Iowa Mostly cloudy through Wed nesday clearing about Thurs day occasional rain beginning extreme west Monday night spreading to west and south portions Tuesday and continu ing in east portion Tuesday night and early Wednesday not much change in temperature the low Monday night 45 the high Tuesday 55 the low Tues day night 48 and the high Wed nesday 54 Minnesota Cloudy occasional light rain or drizzle west Mon day night and in southwest por tion Tuesday Considerable fog near Duluth Little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 52 Minimum 44 At 8 a m Sunday 45 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 47 Minimum 38 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 54 Minimum 45 At 8 a m Monday 46 YEAR AGO Maximum 46 Minimum 40 Decora h Man Injures Self With Naif Gun Davenport Soukop 28 of Decorah was in serious con dition here Monday after a nail had punctured his eye and pene trated his brain The accident occurred Satur day as Soukop was working at his job at the Aluminum Company of America plant near Betten dorf The nail was removed in an emergency operation Saturday night Soukop was using a gunlike device that drives nails into steel when he dropped it from the scaf fold on which he was working The tool fell about 10 feet striking the floor and discharging the nail which struck him inthe eye miss ing the eyeball Farm Bureau Plans Office Grundy Center iP The Grundy county Farm Bureau has purchased a lot and building near the city hall here for from Mrs Will Connell the bureau plans to build an office on the site next year YOUTH ADMITS KILLING BOY 7 Confesses He Stabbed Child in Fit of Temper Chicago ff Authorities an nounced Monday the mysterious brutal slaying of a 7yearold boy had been solved by a 5th grade pupils signed statement that I killed Lonnie Fellick last Oct 18 in Thatcher woods forest preserve Lonnies battered body was found in the preserve on Oct 29 11 days after he disappeared from his home Coroner A L Brodie said How ard Lang 12 described by his mother as a smart Alec told him he had stabbed Lonnie and crushed the younger boys head with a brick after an argument Here is the story which Brodie said young Lang told Lang the Fellick child and an other boy a 2nd grade student rode out to Thatcher woods on a street car Oct 18 the day of the killing The older boys lit cig arets but Lang refusedto give Lonnie one Lonnie threatened to tell How ards mother Mrs Alma Lang 42 about Howards theft of from her The 12yearold in a fit of tem per whipped out a 4bladded pocket knife and stabbed Lonnie twice in the chest then cut his throat Howard forced the other boy to hold Lonnies feet while the older boy dropped a 25pound concrete slab on his victims head The 17yearold girl who is being held by authorities for in vestigation visited the Lang home next dayand Howard showed her bloody clothes and asked her to dispose of them She wrapped the garments a shirt and a pair of trousers in an overcoat and threw them away while riding horseback about 2i miles from Lonnies body French Ancestry for Iowa Congressman Washington Presi dent Vincent Auriol was not con tent to wine and dine a group of visiting American congressmen He singled out one an Anglo Saxon to the core and bestowed French ancestry upon him Inscribing an etching he gave to Rep Dolliver Auriol penned this line To Monsieur James I DOlli ver The yellow rail bird a good swimmer generally swims only at night 5 Eligible for Cerro Gordo Assessor Post See page 4 for other North Iowa Counties One of 5 men will be Cerro Sordo countys deputy assessor under the new system which goes into effect Jan 1 The state tax commission reported Monday that the following had received grades of 70 or better in the recent ex aminations and are eligible for the post Arthur Harris now county audi tor Ira Ralph Leaman salesman for the Fetersen Roofing and In sulation company William Leon ard Pleasant Valley township farmer and assessor for a num ber of years Edwin Richard Dick Steinberg farmer north of Mason City who leaves office as county supervisor Jan 1 and Henry William Ver Heist repair man for the Singer Sewing Ma chine center Harris was one of 45 county auditors who took and passed the examinations although the auditor is county assessor under the new law and must appoint the deputy Although the 45 auditors are eligible for appointment they must resign as auditor before they can accept the post as deputy The vacancy as auditor then must be filled by the board of supervisors and the successor chosen can ap point the resigned anyone else on the list of eligibles deputy assessor The reason so many auditors want to become deputy assessors is that while the auditors term is 2 years the deputy assessors ap appointment is permanent except for malfeasance or misfeasance The pay for the deputy assessor is the same as the standard pay for auditor The auditor however gets an additional a year for serving as exofficio assessor The pay for the deputy assessor will average about 3000 a year The auditors pay ranges accord ing to the population of the county from about to a year The deputy county assessors re place township assessors next Jan 1 under the law passed by the 1947 SS LEADER TO HANG FOR GRIME General Pohl Operated Concentration Camps Nuernberg Germany Lt Gen Oswald Pohl the swarthy SS officer who operated German con centration camps where millions died was sentenced Monday to hang for war crimes and crimes against humanity Fourteen others were convicted and 3 were acquitted by the American tribunal which ruled for the first time that a German SS operative could be considered innocent of war crimes if it was not proved that he knew the in tent of the SS to be criminal Pool 55 and blackeyed i cepted his doom with a curt nod In has days of power he had ac cepted orders only from Heinrich Himmler the gestapo chieftain and Adolf Hitler Three others were sentenced to hang and 3 to life imprisonment Individual terms of 25 and 20 years were meted to 2 defendants and 6 others received 10year terms Pick New Sheriff Red Oak Zeph Morgan Montgomery county sheriff from 1939 until the first of the year and now a deputy has been named by the county board of supervisors to succeed Sheriff Wayne W Mc Pherson who has resigned to take a position as special agent for the Southern Pacific railroad US Red Party Wont Affiliate With Cominform at Belgrade New York communist party of the United States says it has decided not to affiliate with the new cominform at Belgrade for fear such action would be seized upon by reactionary and pro fascist forces in this country as a pretext for new provocations and repressions The American communist party however approves strongly of the announced purposes of the cominform an information bureau set up by the communist of nine European countries an official party statement declared Sunday Announcement of the decision of the national board of the party against affiliation issued by Na tional Chairman William Z Fos ter and General Secretary Eugene Dennis said The reactionary and pro fascist forces now whipping up anticommunist hysteria and war incitement in our country would undoubtedly seize upon such ac tion affiliation by the American community party as a pretext for new provocations and repressions against the communists and all other sections of the American labor and progressive movement Foster and Dennis said the party in this country will con tinue to promote the international solidarity of labor and all anti fascists and antiimperialists and especially the friendship of the American and soviet peoples The communist leaders said creation of the cominform as a medium through which these parties can consult and if they deem it desirable coordinate ac tivity has heartened antifascists antiimperialists and lovers of peace in every land 8 ARE KILLED IN ACCIDENTS OVER WEEKEND Charles City Man Is Victim of Hit and Run Driver on Highway By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas motor vehicle death toll rose sharply over the weekend as 8 persons met their deaths The weekend fatalities increased the death toll to 460 as compared to 435 a year ago Ed Stetfler 50 was killed while walking on the highway near Charles City Saturday night Sher iff B F Atherton said Steffler who was found Saturday night but not identified until Monday was the victim of a hitandrun mo torist Steffler survived by his widow was identified by 2 Charles City men as the foreman in the foun dry of the Oliver plant there The identification later was confirmed by the widow Coroner Carl F Hauser said there would be an inquest but the time and place had not been set When Steffler failed to report for work at the plant Stanley Weiss and Jim McDermott em ployes of the plant decided to go to the Hauser funeral home and look at the man who was reported held there They recognized him at once when they noted the end of his right thumb had been am putated John Joseph McCoy Jr 26 of Bettendorf was killed early Mon day when a car went out of con trol and struck a bridge Coroner Frank Keppy said Mc Coy was believed dead when a Davenport ambulance arrived John Seibel 24 the driver suf fered broken ribs and other in juries while Henry Fleck 27 sustained head cuts and bruises Witnesses said Seibel evidently lost control of the car as it round ed a curvt as it approached a bridge At Dow City Frank RUey 44 of Dow City and his daughter Francis 18 were fatally injured in a cartruck collision Sunday night Mrs RUey and another daugh ter Patsy 12 escaped with only minor injuries Near Ash ton Arnold W Calvin 28 of Moberly Mo and Des Monies was killed Sunday when a truck hit a bridge His brother Jimmy 22 also of Moberly remained unconscious Monday in Osceola hospital here with severe head injuries At Eldora Mrs Jake Abbott about 90 a lifelong resident of Hardin county was killed Satur day when struck by a truck Sheriff Paul Hodgson said Mrs Abbott was hard of hearing She was crossing the street in the middle of the block when she was struck by the truck driven by Henry Muhlens of Eldora the sheriff said John Unsen 72 was killed when struck by a car on a down town Dubuque street Saturday night Another elderly man Rich ard Clark 85 of Des Moines was fatally injured in a carpedes trian collision in Des Moines SAME DATE Black flat means traffic death la pist hours MASON CITY BOY INJURED BY GAR Richard Hewett Hit Knocked to Pavement Richard Hewett D son of Mr and Mrs Claude Hewett 1102 S Federal was seriously injured when struck by a car driven by Merlyn Stokes route 3 in front of 1017 S Federal at p m Sat urday The car was traveling north when the youngster ran into the street into its path police report ed He was hit by the left front fender and knocked to the pave ment Hewett was reported in fair condition at Mercy hospital Mon day suffering from a skull frac ture a fractured left leg and right collarbone The proportion of U S children attending high school almost doubled between 1920 and 1936   

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