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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 7, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7 This taper Consists ol Two One No 25 Cents I COPY MASON VlJLXt Iiuwnx VOL UV Astocrted United Press Full Leased Wires Cents a 1ST BIG WINTER STORM HITS IOWA LUCKMAN GETS BIRDS FROM FOWL RAISERS U S Poultrymen Deliver Literal Against Ban on Chickens Washington of the citizens food committee held fast Friday against an invading force of Hens for Harry and Leg horns for Luckman The chickens in crates of 6 to ZO birds rolled into Washington to deliver a literal squawk from their growers against the ponltry lesseggless Thursday part of the presidents food conservation pro gram Food Chairman Charles Luck man refused to budge While aides here shunted the stream of fowl to the Salvation Army for feeding the needy Luckman declared in Los An geles Any time the Poultrymens as sociation or any one else can show us a better way to save grain than by having poultryless Thursdays we will be glad to adopt it At the white house where 3 crates arrived addressed to Presi dent Truman the only comment was that the free poultry would wind up on the dinner table at the armys Walter Reed hospital One large poultry firm on Marylands eastern shore entered a dissentfrom the demonstration in atelegram to Luckman Thurs day night If anybody in the country has poultry he cannot sell said the DelMdrva Poultry corporation of Salisbury please have them call us collect and well arrange to have it picked up within 24 hours Two New York upstate farm Albright of Athens and Henry J Kreher of East Am theysent chickens to the fact thattens which stay on the farm for lack of buy ers will continue to eat precious grain needed in Europe Secretary of Agriculture An denon is due for 3 of their crates they said along with 4 for Mr Trnnun and 3 for the Luckman committee first3 crates which reached the white house Thursday were full of white Leghorns and Barred Rocks from Dryden and East Elmhurst N Y and Al tdona Pa others arrived at food committee headquarters At Ithaca N Y poultry raiser Monroe Babcock reportedly had called up 25 of his colleagues in New York New Jersey and Penn sylvania suggesting that each start chickens to Washington and tell their friends to do the same In Thursdays vanguard of ar rivals were an estimated 100 birds In Richmond Va Rep Harri son DVa said the 206000000 pounds of dead chickens in storage Oct 1 cannot swallow Mr Luck mans corn even if the American people are supposed to swallow the corn supplied by his advertis ing agencies Harrison called for an end to the entire insane program Drake to Reimburse ISC for Paint Job Des Moines Henry G Harmon president of Drake uni versity Friday assured Iowa State college it would be reimbursed for cleanup expenses of paint smear ing on its campus Wednesday night Working on assumption it was Drake students prior to the DrakeIowa State game here Sat urday Dr Harmon told Dr Charles E Friley Iowa State pres ident that he was extremelysor ry the painting had been done A large D was painted on a womens dormitory campus side walks were smeared and 4 memo rial Union fountain statues were painted with red enamel lowan Dies of Injuries From Traffic Accident Sioux City Patrick 75 custodian at a machinery com pany here died Thursday night of injuries suffered in an autope destrian collision on a downtown intersection earlier in the day AP Wirephoto UNFORTUNATE OIL Pauline Tallman scoops up oil which recently be gan bubbling up in the Tallmans backyard in Newport Beach Cal Oil experts say the Tallmans could pump several hundred barrels a day at 150 a barrel but a city or dinance forbids it Newport Beach Cal liam Tallman bucket in hand bailed furiously Friday to keep 350 barrels of oil a day from flooding his house Thats all he can do about the oil well which gushed up in his backyard and instead of bringing him riches threatens to bankrupt him He cant pump drill collect or store the oil A Newport Beach city ordinance says so He cant cap the well asthe city suggests he doesnt have the needed to pay for the job He cant let it flow down the street the city gets mad He cant divert it into his neighbors back yards the neighbors get mad His own yard is saturated Every time I step out the door I sink up to my knees in a couple of thousand dollars worth of oil he said The World war II veteran brought his blond bride to the bayside cottage last summer Everybody had forgotten about the old well there capped 15 years ago when oil was only 25 cents a bafrei One night they heard a sort of burping noise in the back yard Tallman ran out and sank into thick black oil Next day oil experts told him he had a well that was producing 350 barrels a day all readily sal able At a barrel thats a day And all the mineral rights darn it are mine he said He hardly had time to estimate his fortune before he was battling with the city council over wheth er hed make the fortune or lose it Something has to be done he said That black gold is running all over and I havent the money to cap it Either the city will let roe drill or else let me cap off this hole so I can stop bailing out1 No Second Fiddle Strong Truth Campaign to New Vork Harold E Stassen assertiing that he is run ning for first place said Thurs day night that he would not ac cept the republican vicepresiden tial nomination in 1948 Asked whether 2nd place on a ticket headed by either Generals Dwight D Eisenhower or Douglas McArthur would be acceptable to him theformer Minnesota gov ernor replied No I am running for the pres idential nomination SAME Bhck flu mum traffic iuth In put boon Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing with dim inishing winds and hard freeze Friday night Generally fair and quite cold Low Friday night 22 to 24 high Saturday 38 to 40 Iowa Clearing with diminishing winds and hard freeze Friday night Saturday generally fair and quite cold Low Friday night 20 northwest to 25 south east Shippers Forecast Prepare per ishable shipments for the fol lowing open country tempera tures in Iowa Friday night 18 northwest 22 to 23 southwest 22 to 23 southeast 22 to 25 northeast Iowa 5 Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average near or slightly below normal nor mal highs are 48 in northern Iowa and54 in southern Iowa Normal lows 29 north 23 south rather cold Saturday becoming wanner Sunday and colder again on Tuesday Little or no precipitation expected Minnesota Heavy snow strong northerly winds much blowing and drifting northeast portion Friday night Partly cloudy with diminishing winds Saturday except snow flurries in northeast port ion Colder Friday night with lowes temperatures near 20 Continued cold Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistic for 24 hour period ending at oclock Friday morning Maximum 50 Minimum 32 At 8 a m Friday 32 Precipitation 01 Snow Trace YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 43 By JOHN M HIGHTOWER AP Staff Correspondent Washington by the igor of Russias propaganda bar agehigh government officials were reported Friday to be con idering an intensified American truth campaign abroad At the same time it was learned hat the state department is plan ning to ask congress possibly dur ing the approaching special ses ion for an additional 00 for its voice of America and ther foreign information TIO grams These disclosures came on the heels of Soviet Foreign Minister Vtolotovs declaration that the se cret of the atom bomb has long ceased to exist But it was other passages in Molotovs red revolution anni versary speech which stirred the greatest resentment among offi cials here iounter Russian Propaganda State Department to Ask for Voice of America O1O The caustictongued diploma for instance that the United States is trying to ring lussia with air and naval bases Wfolotov mentioned in this connec ion the American interest in Greenland which all the Ameri can nations have declared to be a vital link in the western hemis phere defense chain In general the attacks of Molq tov Deputy Foreign Minister Vi shinsky and the soviet press anc radio seek to prove that the Umtec States is out to start a war against the Soviet Union and that the other countries of the world should line up with the U S S R in opposition to virtually all phases of American foreign policy j At the state department and I elsewhere in the American govj ernment this line is regarded as I a 3way device to 1 Rally people inside Russia behind the govern ment 2 Frighten the smaller nations into support of Soviet foreign policy and 3 Obscure the direction and intent of Rus sias own activities in such places as eastern Europe For some weeks there has been a growing feeling among state de partment army navy and air force officials concerned with foreign propaganda policy that the present scope of the Ameri can information program is not sufficient This has been defined by Sec retary of State Marshall as a pol icy oftelling the truth about what the United States is doing and about the facts of American for eign policy development but in jeneral ignoring charges against he United States by Russia or any other country What most worries Marshall and other leaders is the evidence reaching the state department that some of the accusations which the Russians have made over and over again appear finally to be making an impression by force of repetition if nothing else This In turn has given rise to a growing conviction on the part of some highly placed officials ihat such United States informa iion agencies as the Voice of America radio program must take a more aggressive tack They say there should be an effective truth is a campaign of prompt specific and hard hitting replies to any particular charges which Russia or her satellites make which are considered essentially untrue and harmful In Berlin Gen Lucius D Clay alreadyhas inaugurated a policy of answering Russian charges dealing with theAmerican occu pation of Germany But this has not become a part of national policy GOP ABANDONS TAX SLASH FOR EXTRA SESSION Knutson Says Reduction Will Be First on List at Regular Congress Washington republi can high command apparently abandoned Friday all plans for tax reduction legislation at the special session of congress con vening Nov 17 Chairman Knutson RMinn of the house ways and means committee said after a confer ence with Speaker Martin I rather expect the tax reduction measure to go over until January Knutsons committee handles tax legislation and the Minne sotan has been the leading advo cate of tax legislation at the spe cial session However he emphasized to re porters that taxes will be the first matter of business when congress meets in January for the regular session Knutson said the measure if i becomes law would make the tax cuts effective as of January 1 1918 Speaker Martin RMass said Thursday it was his inclination to put the tax measure off unti January in view the limitec time to deal with foreign aid ant economic legislation at the specia session It was because of Martins state ment that Knutson arranged th conference with the speaker Fri day After it broke up with Knutson announcement that he though there would be no special sessio action on taxes Rep Hailed the house republican floo leader told reporters As far as 1 have contacted var Ibtis people there appears to be n slackeningin the reypublican de termination to bring about ta relief However there appears 1 be no demand that it up i the special session I think it highly questionable that It wi come up Halleck however reempha sized his stand for tax reduction saying Again I want to pledge to the people that the republican party will continue to fight for tax re lief Continuation of the war time tax burden in peace time with its drag on production and hard ship to persons having small in come is intolerable Wanted Diver to Find Well Grand Forks N Dak an ancient tale that tells bout a sorcerers apprentice who went out without his boss one day see if he could make water come out of the ground wherever he The experiment was so successful that he couldnt turn the water ff after H started flowing HcJ rowned Damon Babinski was in about the same spot Friday Babinski runs a farm near Manvel N Dak Not long ago he ug an artesian well It was a ig success Too big The water overran his land his neighbors land and 2 county lighways Babinski was brought into jus tice court on charges of failure to control an artesian well The judge find him and ordered him to close off the well The court also warned that hed be prosecuted again if he didnt cap the well in a hurry Friday Babinski was wondering how to find the well at the bot tom of the small lake covering his farm Russ ParadeMilitary Might on Anniversary of Revolution Soviet Leaders Defy Capitalists on Radio Beamed at U S Britain London Russia paraded her military might through Mos cows Red Square in commemo ration of the bolshevik revolu tions 30th anniversary Friday amid cries that warmongers are calling for a campaign against the Soviet Union and making plans or a new imperialist war In a special broadcast beamed directly at the United States and Great Britain the Moscow radio quoted Marshal Nikolai Bulganin soviet minister of the armed torces as saying just before the parade began to the accompani ment of martial music by massed bands that After the second World war essential changes have taken place in the international situation As a result of the war the system of Greetings From U S Washington President Truman sent sincere greetings to the Russian people on the occasion of their national holi day Friday His formal message addressed to Nikolai Mikhaflo vich Shvernik president of the presidium omitted any refer ence to soviet government offi cials London Blacked Out by Blanket of Fog London worst fog in years began to lift Friday and thousands of people who had spent the night in their automobiles in subway stations or stumbling blindly about through the streets headed for home The fog hung thickly over Lon don and south England for 12 hours and during that time there was a legion of traffic accidents The worst of the fog accidents however were 3 train wrecks in which 6 passengers were killed and some 90 injured While thefog was down buses ran in convoys with their con ductors walking ahead of their with white handkerchiefs helc high over their heads or carrying torches There were those who took ad vantage of the fog Windows all along Oxford street London shopping center were smashec and looters walked away witl thousands of dollars worth of goods capitalism has suffered a serious oss The forces of democracy communism and socialism have strengthened btu the forces of capitalism have weakened The successes of the democratic camp communists give the war mongers no rest Forgetting the lessons of the recent war they are calling for a campaign against democracy against the Soviet Union and making plans for a new imperialist war U S Ambassador Walter Bedell Smith remained away as did the U S representatives of the army navy and air force who were not invited Smith received a bid but said it was too cold and wet Minister Counsellor Elbridge Bur brow represented the United States The whole spirit of the holiday was characterized by contempt for the United States government politicians and foreign policy Smith said there is no signifi cance in niy not being there Military attaches of other na tions including the British at tended One possible explanation for the absence of invitationsto the U S military attaches was the fact that officials in Washington did not invite Bussian armed forces representatives in the Uni ted States this tail to exercises at Fort Banning Bulganin was extravagant in his praise of Prime Minister Stalin who apparently was still on vaca tion at a Black sea port and of the armed forces of the U S S R AP Wirephoto HUGHES IN Unshaven and sleepy after a long flight from the west coast Howard Hughes leaves his con verted B23 bomber at the Washington airport Friday to attend the 2nd round of the sen ate hearings Testifies High Officials Aided Hughes Plane Washington former air force general testified Friday that the late President Roosevelt Jesse Jones and other powerful friends of Howard Hughes were interested in a wartime contract for Hughes in 1943 Bennett E Meyers retired major general gave this testimony be fore a senate war investigating subcommittee as he identified a recorded telephone conversation of Oct 21 1943 with Robert Lov ett Lovett then was an assistant secretary of war and now is un dersecretary of state Hughes at the time held a contract to build a huge flying boat and was at tempting to get a contract to build STRONG WINDS DRIFTING SNOW IN NORTHWEST Country Schools Close in Estherville Area Some Roads Blocked Iowa was in the grip its first major storm of the season Friday as high winds caused bad drifting of up to 6 inches of snow in por tions of northwestern Iowa School children shouted glee fully into the sharp wind which carried the seasons first snow Fri day morning out their elders were not nearly so gleeful as they chased hats down the street The hat chasingwas a common sijrht on Mason Citys streets during the forenoon as the prevailing wind climbed to 52 miles an hour with gusts up to 66 miles according to the CAA communications and weather station at the airport The wind died down slightly in Mason City by noon and the sun came out brightly but the tem perature hovered consistently near the freezing mark From the low of 32 Friday morning it climbed exactly 2 degrees by 2 p m A hard freeze was forecast for Mason City Friday night The strong winds were general throughout the midwest and the MidContinent airlines planes were grounded during the forenoon The northbound plane arrived at Mason City at p m and in trying to take off shortly after ward suffered slight damage to the rudder when the wind whipped it out of control while the plane was still on the ground The southbound plane had not yet taken off from Minneapolis at 2 p m Winds of 25 to 35 miles an hour blew steadily across the state Friday morning and the weather bureau said occasional justs rtaehed a velocity of 60 miles ah hour at Davenport Many country schools were closed in some northwest Iowa areas including the Estherville vicinity Temperatures dipped into the 20s in the northwest Thursday night The state highway commission said however that except for OBrien county where highway No 18 was reported blocked other roads were open but slippery and visibility was poor Chief drifting was reported in Osceola OBrien Lyon and Sioux counties The weather bureau said the center of the storm which began in the west 2 days ago was in east central Iowa Friday morning and by Saturday morning would move to the Lake Superior area The lowest temperature in the state early Friday was 26 at planes photo reconnaissance Cherokee Snowfall reports by the weather bureau and the highway commis sion included Cherokee 4 inches Estherville 2 inches Algpna 3 inches Sioux City 13 inches Logan 3 inches Emmetsburg 3 inches From Sioux City came a report that highways 18 and 33 were both blocked near Sheldon Sev eral trucks were reported tied up in the Sheldon area Rain was reported at most eastern and southern stations in Iowa during the 24 hours ending at 7 a m Friday Heaviest fall was 108 inches at Estherville A blinding snowstorm borne on winds up to 45 miles an hour cut a 100mile swath across eastern Jesse Jones was chairman of the Reconstruction Finance corpora tiori and has figured in previous testimony in connection with the Hughes contracts The retired general told Senator Ferguson that Hughes at the time had told him the flying boat con tract had been cancelled but this was in error Meyers said earlier that in 1943 he felt the huge war plant con tract for Hughes had an odor and he warned then that it might draw congressional criticism Albert J Browning a former wartime procurement officer pre viously had said that top level of ficials directed him to sign a 274668 contract with Hughes for I the Flls As the inquiry went ahead Hughes himself was getting some rest at a downtown hotel after an allnight flight from his California and sleepy Hughes told newsmen he would wait until he is asked to testify before re plying to an assertion of Senator Williams RDel that Hughes and his companies owe the gov home Unshaven ernment the war years in taxes for AP Wirephoto SOMBER a fresh fall of snow making streets in Denver Colo treacherous drivers found new impact Friday in this unusual safety appeal from a manufacturer of tombstones whose plant is beside a busy street Shoots Smoking Wife Pembroke England ald James was charged Friday with shooting at his wife because she smoked on the sly while he could not afford cigarets now 68 I cents a pack in Britain Minnesota Friday grounding air planes halting buses disrupting communications and closing some schools At Albert Lea Minn snow started to fall at 7 a m Friday but it melted as fast as it fell A strong wind had developed and visibility was reported somewhat lower in the area west and north of here Warnings were being sent out by the highway depart ment to stay off the highways un less it was absolutely necessary to travel At Austin Minn there was some snowfall early Friday morn ing but it melted as it hit the ground and there were only a few flakes in the air at 10 a m The wind was strong and the skies overcast West of a line running through Blue Earth Winnebago and Alden Minn there was snow on the ground most of it having fallen Thursday Two inches of snow were reported at Jackson Minn and Mitchell S Dak At the latter place it was clear Fri day morning with a temperature about 28 East of Austin no snow was re ported at 10 a m Friday By noon the storm had covered an area from International Falls on the Canadian border to Fair mont near the Iowa line with up to 6 inches of snow AH St Paul schools were or dered closed at noon Minneapolis schools remained open with at tendance cut sharply The Northwestern Bell Tele 1 phone company said 225 of its   

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