Mason City Globe Gazette, November 5, 1947

Mason City Globe Gazette

November 05, 1947

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 5, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AWL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS EWTION VOL LIV Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 5 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One No 2S RANKIN FADES IN MISSISSIPPI VOTE EYE SHIPMENT OFUSGOLDTO AID EUROPEANS If Approved by White House Proposal Will Be in Marshall Plan By JOHN M EHGHTOWER AP Staff Correspondent Washington proposal to ship some of Americas huge gold hoard to Europe in connection with the Marshall recovery plan is re ceiving serious consideration from top administration officials If finally approved by the white house it probably will be present ed to the special session of con gress Nov 17 as part of Secretary of State Marshalls program of helping Europe help itself back to economic health This program now is being put in concrete form by state treasury and commerce department author ities for consideration by President Truman next weekend The essence of the gold proposal as described by officials familiar with it is this The administration would ask congress to authorize a European stabilization fund of about 000000 to be administered by the treasury This would be an addi tion to the to 000000000 in gifts and loans which probably will be recommended to feed Europe and revive lagging production The stabilization fund would not be used until the Marshall pro gram was well haps late next year At that time the treasury might dip into the proposed fund to fi nance shipments of gold and dol lars to various Marshall plan coun tries for use as reserves to back up their own local currencies most familiar with the idea contend that once Europe actually is pn the way to recov ery local currencies will begin to regain their real value but that this may not be apparent to the people Hence great advantage could be derived the officials say from making available certain amounts of gold as currency reserves to re place those that have been drained off both by the war and by post war imports of such essentials as food and fuel The whole idea would be to pro vide more or less visible evidence of the strength of local currencies Neither the gold nor the dollars furnished under the stabilization program would be available for increasing the amount of goods the receiving countries could buy un der the Marshall plan itself However the authorities who speak in favor of thegold pro posal say it would contribute greatly to the internal fiscal sta bility of the cooperating Eu ropean governments and thai eventually those countries pre sumably would be able to return the stabilization funds to the American treasury British Foreign Secretary Ernes Bevin caused somewhat of a stir several weeks ago with a sugges tion that the United States redis tribute its Fort Knox gold hoard in order to increase the buying power of other countries Officials backing the curren plan insist however that it is no tied to theBevin suggestion be cause none of the gold or dollars could be spent in trade transac tions Osage Cripple Sfops Show With Wheelchair Waterloo Boy Killed Under Wheels of Bus Waterloo Smith 2f son of Mr and Mrs R L Smith Waterloo was killed instantly Wednesday when he rolled under the front wheels of a city bus The lad had accompanied hi mother when she got off the bus She placed him on the curb while she stopped to rearrange some packages The boy fell and rolled under the bus SAME Stack flat means traffic death In past 24 hours Hubbies HaveRights Milwaukee Elain Strehlow was awarded a divorce but on other grounds than becaus she charged her husband Ed mond played too much golf Th judge ruled that any man wh wroks hard all day to support family is entitled to wholesom recreation invention of a 25 ear old Iowa boy is the center of Mention at the annual conven on of the National Society for rippled Children and Adults Kenneth Ginsterblum of Osage owa crippled since the age of 2 by muscular atrophy has literally stopped the show with the motor driven wheel chair he perfected after 8 years of planning and re starch Kenneth rides the corridors of the LaSalle hotel between con STOPS SHOW Kenneth Ginsterblum of Osage demon strates a motor driven wheel chair to Bishop Sheil and E W Palmer at the annual convention of the National Society of Crippled Children and Adults at Chicago The North lowan invented the chair and perfected it after 8 years of planningand research entions without aid and with an dependence which has been his elong goal Before he perfected his Mitchell lotor Chair Kenneth was depen ent on his family and friends to irry him from house to automo le or bus He was so slight he as unable to operate a conven onal handpropelled wheel chair is earliest wish was to be able to ove around without help After finishing high school enneth used his exceptional me lanical ability to invent a power heel chair he could operate one He had to overcome the artime shortages of materials nd meet the high standards he lad set The chair must be strong light asily operated and transportable y automobile Another problem ras to find a motor both light and owerful enought to meet his re uirements He finally found a jotor used for tropical beach hairs which suited his purpose On its first test Kenneths chair ailed It was only after many more months of work that the lair was perfected It has carried 200pound man up a 30degree rade Kenneth weighs 68 pounds he airplanetype controls enable im to start stop and regulate peed with only a slight touch Formation of the Mitchell Mo or Chair company last year tarted production of the chairs ommercially and the small corn any already has more orders than t can handle The chair sports ex ra accessories such as a radio lorn and front and rear lights he back is detachable for easy ransport Kenneth received help and en ouragement in perfecting his in dention and starting his manufac uring company from the Iowa So iety for Crippled Children anc he Disabled which is affiliated with the National Society Blue Refuses to Discuss Idea for Flexible State Income Tax Voices Objection to Press Quoting Aide on Federal Aid Tangle Des Moines Robert D Blue Wednesday declined in his news conference to discuss his dea for a flexible state income ax his to bring in an additional to the state and a current federalstate con xoversy over federal aid On beingpressed further the overnor flatly refused to discuss he 3 matters at all Bluetold a Chamber of Com merce audience at Burlington Tuesday that he had an idea for flexible income tax plan whereby the legislature would set the rate from year to year Blue was asked at his news con ference for an elaboration of his views on the income tax plan as related at Burlington but he re plied that in the first place it was poor case of reporting and furthermore he didnt care to say anything more about it He de clined to specify in what way it a poor case of reporting and he did not say he was misquoted The governor also told the Bur ington group that he was working on a project which would bring in an additional to the state He said he would not dis cussthis matter further because Washington might not go along The federal government has no tified the state that if the merit system rules are not observed in the state health department about a year in federal aidto the department will be withdrawn Jan 1 The governor also declined to say whether he would call a spe cial session of the legislature as urged by some legislators and others to prevent the income tax from returning from half to full rate next year as provided by the 1947 legislature In reference to the statefederal controversy over federal aid the governor voiced objection to the press quoting his secretary Ed Hill In the governors absence Tuesday Hill was quoted on the federal aid matter The governor told the news rep resentatives Hill is not to be quoted ever by name He doesn1 speak for this office He doesnt want to be quoted and I dont want him to be quoted Seize Fin Ball Machines Des Moines free play pinball machines were seized in Polk county by nightfal Tuesday by deputy sheriffs fol lowing an opinion from County Attorney Carroll O SwitEer tha such machines were gambling de vices No raids were made in the city of Des Moines where the ma chines still were in operation Latest research shows tha white bass die of old age in three I years GRAIN MARKETS REQUEST PROBE Want Investigation of Exchange Trading Chicago request for a congressional investigation of grain trading and the grain situation was made Wednesday by the nations 3 leading grain exchanges The request was made in a let er to Senator Robert Taft R Ohio and Rep Jesse Wolcott R cochairmen of the join committee on the economic re port It was signed by the presi dents of the Chicago Kansas City and Minneapolis grain exchanges J O McClintock president o the Chicago board of trade mad the announcement of the reques at a pressxionference The letter asked the congres sional committee to set a hearin at the earliest possible date a which time we will produce fact and figures in support of our po sition In addition our books our records and all informatio in our possession are at the dis posal of your committee The letter added in the pas month the president of the Unite States and his attorney genera MrClark have on numerous oc casions made statements to th effect that rising cost of living s Ear as food stuffs are concerned is due to what they have terme gambling in grain FIRE DESTROYS CHAPIN PLANT Blaze Discovered by Children at Noon Hour Mailory Manufac turing plant was completely de stroyed by fire here which wa discovered by school childre during the noon hour Wednesdaj The origin has not been deter mined and Manager Gene Ma lory had no immediate estimaf of the damage The plant manufactures canva topped wagon boxes The ma chinery and a number of wago boxes were consumed by th flames The building was 60 b 48 feet in size It was cdvered b insurance The Sheffield and Hampton fir trucks and a local bucket brigad succeeded in saving the adjoii ing building owned by M J Got frey and occupied by the C K Miller grocery store Gene Mailory recently boug out the interest of his brothe J F Mailory in the plant Weatherman Sees owaJMercury Drop to Freezing Mark DesMoines tem forecast for Iowa Wednesday night with readings as low as 26 to 30 degrees The weather bureau said rain would fall Thursday amid maxi mum daytime temperatures ol near 50 A sharp wind whistled across the state Wednesday beneath cloudy skies which were ex pected to clear by Wednesda night Temperatures at midmorning remained in the 40s throughou he state after dipping to an Iowa ow during the night of 36 a Cherokee and Sioux City Rains ranging up to nearly an inch at Atlantic were reported b the weather bureau for the 2 iiours ending at 7 a m Wednes day Precipitation figures in eluded Cherokee 36 Estherville 48 Fort Dodge 60 Sioux City 38 Spencer 52 Ames 35 Atlanti 90 Des Moines 45 Lamoni 43 Council Bluffs 21 Charles Cit 23 Cedar Rapids 15 Decora 15 Dubuque 05 Marshalltow 45 Mason City 33 Waterloo 15 Albia 17 Burlington 57 Daven port 27 Iowa City 13 Weather Repor FORECAST Mason diminishin cloudiness and colder Wednes day night with freezing temp eratures Increasing cloudines Thursday with rain Thursda night low Wednesday night 3 high Thursday near 48 Excel lent conditions for fog in valley Wednesday night Iowa Clearing east portio Wednesday night colde Wednesday night with freezin temperature increasing cloud iness Thursday with rain b Thursday night ending Friday Saturday generally fair tern peratures Thursday will rang from average lows of 28 to av erage highs of 50 Friday from 40 to 46 Forecast Prepare per ishable shipments in Iowa t protect against temperatures 25 to 28 in all sections of th state Minnesota Cloudy Wednesda night and Thursday coldi Wednesday nightDiminishin winds Wednesday night IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 53 Minimum 40 At 8 a m Wednesday 40 Precipitation 33 YEAR AGO Maximum 51 Minimum 25 The total world production coal and oil combined is mor than two billion tons a year RUSSIAN BLOC 0 BOYCOTT UN PLAN IN KOREA Committee Votes for Commission to Watch Over General Election Lake Success soviet oe announced Wednesday it ould boycott a United Nations ommission created to supervise eneral elections in Korea next pring under Secretary of State Marshalls plan for Korean inde endence Despite the announced boycott he 57nation political committee f the United Nations assembly oted 46 to 0 with 4 abstentions favor of the U S plan The oviet bloc refused to take part in vote even to 1he extent of re ording an abstention The soviet boycott declaration ras made by Dmitri Z Manuilsky oreign minister of the Ukraine fter U S Delegate John Foster ulles nominated that soviet re ublic as a member of the project d 9nation election commission or Korea The name of the Ukraine was ncluded however in the mem ership of the commission along vith Australia Canada China El alvador France India the Phili ppines and Syria Both the United tates and Russia were omitted rom membership The refusal of the Ukraine to crve on the Korean commission vas seen as an indication that the oviet union would refuse to co perate in arranging U Nsuper ised elections and might bar the U N observers from the Russian iccupied zone of northern Korea The soviet boycott followed sim lar action with regard to 2 other Marshall proposals during the cur rent assembly Balkan vatchdog commission and a sub on the yeararound little assembly Russia boycotted the U N trus eeship council at all its opening iessions here last spring The 4 countries which abstained in the final vote on Marshalls roposal for Korea were Denmark Sweden Norway and Bolivia The U S plan was adoptet after the political committee had rejected by a vote of 20 to 6 a soviet resolution demanding com plete withdrawal of all U S anc Russian troops from Korea by nex Jan 1 JOHN RANKIN in Mississippi JUDGE JOHN STENNIS Race for Bilbos Scat Elections at a Glance By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS f Here are the results of some of the major contests m Tuesdays Judge John A Stennis who soft pedaled the race issue in his campaign holds lead in democratic race for U S senate seat left vacant by the death Theodore G Bilbo white su premacy advocate Rep John Rankin trails in 5man field regain control of state government electing 9man ticket headed by Rep Earle C Clements as gubernatorial can didate Clements had support of organized labor New approve a bonus for World War II veterans by nearly 3 to 1 margin Abraham J Multer democratic candidate with liberal party backing wins congressional seat in tra ditionallydemocratic 14th district in Brooklyn bonus for war veterans is okayed by a 3 to 1 vote Republicans elect William M McCulloch as congressman m the normally republican 4th district Pcnnsylvanialn only statewide race Superior Court Judge John S Fine republican wins reelection Republicans also retain 63year controlof Philadelphia by reelecting Mayor Bernard Samuel IndianaRepublicans elect Ralph Harvey state legislator as U S representative from 10th district but suffer reverses m voting for mayors in many of 102 communities Experts Predict Farmers to Save 75000000 Bu of Wheat Will Equal ThreeFourths1 of 10000p000 Bushel Conservation Target By OVID A MARTIN AP Staff Correspondent Washington ff Government grain experts predict Wednesday that livestock farmers will save at least 75000000 bushels of wheat or threefourths of the 100000000bushel food conserva tion target Brewers distillers takers and public eating places have promised the citizens food committee to cut down by 25000000 bushels or more to help meet the administra ions grain export goal Six weeks ago agriculture de partment authorities estimated ivestock farmers would feed at east 350000000 bushels of wheat his crop year because of the hort corn crop Last year they fed about 185000000 bushels of wheat These department officials now have revised their wheat feeding estimate to around 275000000 mshels Reports from the field indicate hat many farmers who own both wheat and livestock feel that the grain is too high in price to feed o animals particularly in case of animals which will not be ready or market for several months Such farmers are said to fear hat something may happen to ring down livestock prices in the meantime In that event the farm er would not get his wheat money GlobeGazette Photo HOW DO YOU J Slepicka 104 Jefferson N W looks over the car driven by Mrs Pauline Simon 312 W State which made an unscheduled visit under Slepickas front porch after sideswiping a tank truck driven by Mer lin Benn Y M C A at the intersection of 1st N W and Jefferson Wednesday morning Slepicka was called home from work by his wife who alone in the house was fright ened by the impact of the car It snapped a light pole guy wire scuffed a tree and knocked blocks loose from the porch foundation before coming to rest with its nose un der the uplifted flooring No one was injured JUDGE STENNIS TOPS RACE FOR SEAT IN SENATE Kentucky GovernorjWp Returns to Democratic Fold After 4 Years By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS John A Stennis 46 year old circuit judge who played down the race issue was the apparent win ner early Wednesday for the U S senate seat of the late Theodore G Bilbo Mississippis white su premacy advocate Veteran Congressman John E Rankin who promised to out BUbo Bilbo if elected was run ning last in the 5man democratic contest His house seat was not at stake The Mississippi senate race shared interest in Tuesdays off year state and municipal elections with a return of the Kentucky governorship to the democratic fold after 4 years of republican rule at Frankfort Democrats swept back into con trol in this border state by eas ily electing U S Rep Earle C Clements as chief executive over republican State Attorney General Eldon S Dummit and taking over control of Louisvilles board of aldermen Incumbent Gov Simeon S Willis was not eligible to suc ceed himself The Kentucky governorship was top prixe in Tuesdays 2party scraps Clements had the support of organized labor because of his vote against the TaftHartley la bor law Republicans raised this as a main issue in the campaign but Clements softpedaled it Democrats will claim this a ma jor upset although republicans who have had only 5 governors in the states history have never elected 2 in a row Otherwise was little in the cross country returns to show any trends for those interested in trying to figure out the 1948 presidential election There were no upsets In 3 spe cial congressional elections to fill vacancies Republicans won normally republican districts Another factor holding down the volume of wheat feeding is the fact that many wheat producers who do not feed livestock are holding on to their grain in ex pectation of possible higher prices next spring By so doing they imit market supplies to wheat available to livestock producers and poultrymen who buy grain for feed Claims Outside Pressure for Hughes Plane Washington E Wilson said Wednesday that out side pressure in 1943 prevented his efforts to stop construction of Howard Hughes big flying boat and what he termed a silly plan to build a new photo reconnais sance plane Because the 200ton flying boat couldnt be completed in time to help the war effort Wilson said he cancelled the contract but it didnt stick He said the late President Roosevelt reversed the stop order which he issued as head of the wartime aircraft production board Among those who brought out side pressure to bear on the war production board Wilson named 1 Henry J Kaiser west coast shipbuilder who originally was associated with Hughes in the contract and 2 Jesse Jones then chairman of the reconstruction fi nance corporation Likewise Wilson said he op posed plans of the army in 1943 to give Hughes a contract for 50 wooden photo reconnaissance planes because he didnt think there was time to develop a com pletely new plane It was just silly to expect that we were going to have them in time for the war effort Wilson testified He added that in spite 9 WPB objection the army went ahead and let a contract to Hughes for 100 rather than 50 of the re connaissance craft This was cut back to 3 at the wars end In in Indiana and Ohio and a democrat took a heavily democratic district in Brooklyn The U S house winners Ralph Harvey republican won over Frank A Hanley democrat in the Indiana 10th William M McCullough republican defeated Joseph B Quatman democrat in the Ohio 4th and Abraham J Multer democrat beat Victor Ra binowitz American labor and Ja cob P Lefkowitz republican in the New York 14th New York and Ohio voters marked a big okay on veterans bonus proposals of and respectively New Jersey balloters gave thumping approval to a new state constitution to replace one ap proved 103 years ago but Ken tucky defeated a proposal to call a convention to rewrite its state charter In the important mayoralty races both parties scored upsets But the republicans reelected Mayor Bernard Samuel in Phil adelphia and the democrats kept Mayor Thomas A Burke in office in Cleveland Detroit tossed out Mayor Ed ward J Jeffries in his bid for a fifth term City Councilman Eu gene I Van Antwerp defeated him in a nonpartisan election in which Jeffries for the first time in his last 3 races had the support of the CIO United Auto Workers In another nonpartisan election at Saa Francisco Superior Judge Elmer E Robinson was elected mayor with a 15000 vote margin over Rep Franck R Havenner runnerup in a 3man race Voters also decided to keep in operation the citys famous 74year old cable car system Democrats in other mayoralty contests turned out republican administrations in Indianapolis Evansville Muncie and Fort Wayne Ind Allentown and Erie Pa and 8 cities in New York in cluding Niagara Falls Schnectady and Poughkeepsie Republicans scored turnovers in Hammond Ind Wilkes Barre Pa Waterbury Conn and 9 New York cities including Amsterdam Kingston and Geneva Socialist Mayor Jasper McLevy of Bridgeport Conn won more votes than his democratic and re publican opponents combined to gain his eighth successive term But Pennsylvanias only socialist mayor J Henry Stump of Read ing was defeated for a fourth term by Democrat John F Davis Seek New Gas Line DCS Hloines JP The Iowa Power and Light company Des Moines is seeking a permit from the state commerce commission to build a lateral extension pipe line in Oskaloosa Iowa to trans port natural gas The commission said it would hold a hearing No vember 26 ;

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