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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 10, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS JON VOL UV Associated Press end United Press Full Leased Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 10 1947 This Paper Consists et Two SectionsSection No 27 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor KGLO CUT p I WLCX La Crwe Sindir CIS p n WIAO Qulner Toesdljr p in WO1 Amci Tteltir llJ a at WSUL CHj p Why Its Important to Keep Greece Alive NOT a majority by any means but a very large number of Americans doubt the wisdom of Americas program of extensive aid in money and materials to Greece and Turkey Their reasoning is that these countries near the eastern end of the Mediterranean are just too remote from us to be any con cern ot ours Its a revival of the old Let the rest of the world stew in its own juice attitude which too largely prevailed in this country between 1918 and 1941 Its an echo of the oldtime isolationism TITITHIN recent days Fve bad W occasion to visit with a num ber of able people with a first hand information about Greece Turkey and the Balkan nations to the north and west One of these persons was Mark Ethridge publisher of the Louis ville Ky CourierJournal mem ber of the Balkan inquiry com mission Another was Daniel De Luce distinguished correspondent for the Associated Press recently home from a reportorial mission through the Balkan states plus some states further north The 3rd was Ismet Sanli a Turkish newspaper woman and original UN representative now engaged In a lecture tour through the United States BESIDES this I spent several hours with Dwight Griswold former Nebraska governor a few days before he took over his as signment as director of Americas program of aid to Greece Only the fact that It would have meant a full year away from my regular breadwinning job kept me from accepting A place with Mr Griswold in his important but difficult assignment in Athens My decision in the matter in no way reflected any minimizing on my part of the character of the THEN along with these personal contacts to which 1 have re ferred I am in receipt of a com munication from my good South Dakota friend Rep Karl Mundt of Madison j Recently he visited Greece on a congressional factfinding mis sion Here is one sentence out of his letter It is freely conceded in Athens that were it not for the American aid program to Greece this an cient citadel of freedom would today be a captive of the forces of red fascism How important would this be My answer to that question is in the words of one of the people to whom I referred Greeces fall to communism would almost automatically mean clearing the way for communism clear from perhaps India THE methods being used by the communists in Greece are ex actly the same as those employed in YugoSlavia Bulgaria Poland CzechoSlovakia andthe other little nations which have dropped one by one into the Russian basket In each case the formula has been to build the communist in filtration program around a small group of local reds and a limited few Moscowtrained leaders Probably in none of the nations Ive mentioned is the percentage of communists as great as 20 per yet theyre in almost complete control of the govern ment There has been one and only one point of difference between the situation in Greece and that prevailing in the other nations knocked down by communism That difference is American aid and American influence story of Turkey is equally interesting It was told to me by the Turkish young woman Ismet Sanli to whom I have pre viously referred Turkey is a nation of 20 million people After centuries under the monarchical form of government the Turks in 1923 became a re public using the United States as its principal model Straightway women were per mitted to come out from behind their veils and men were per mitted to come out from under their fezzes Maybe forced to would be a more apt statement of what actually happened 1ITHILE the area of individual W freedom in Turkey was vast ly extended it didnt and doesnt go quite as far as freedom in America goes There are still pro hibitions One of them is that you cant be a communist Being a communist is a prison offense On American standards that ceems a rather stern order of af fairs Bat in the present world situation this prohibition of com munism is the one thing most re CONTINTJED ON FACE 2 SEEK URGENT AID MURRAY BACKS REUTHER FOR UAW PRESIDENT CIO Head Says Union Free to File NonRed Affidavits With NLRB Atlantic City IP CIO Presi dent Philip Murray Monday flatly indorsed Walter Reuther for re election as president of the United Auto Workers Murray also told the convention that the UAW is perfectly free to have its officers file noncom munist affidavits under the Taft Hartley act He said Any CIO union can do so without violating any national CIO policy The Reuther group favors sign ing the affidavits The Addes Thomas faction opposes it He gave the Reuther indorse ment at a news conference after making a speech at the U A W C I O convention Replying to a question he said he favored Reuthers reelection Then he was asked if he would say the same for the reelection of George Addes as secretary treasurer and R J Thomas and Dick Leonard as vice presidents Murray replied What I said about Reutber is as far as I care to go Stepping into the hot political fight in the big CIO union Murray gave high praise to Reuther in his convention speech Murray said I have no ade quate words to express my appre ciation for the support the little redhead has given to me He had milder words for Reu thers bitter political opponents in the big CIO union Murray referred to Thomas as Old R J and said hes some times a little mischievous but not a bad guy Of Addes Murray said I think 3eorge Addes is a man of integrity He has certain outstanding qualK ties Therewas a loud cheer when Murray praised Reuther Murray held outhis hand and said Im not playing politics But Reuther supporters were jubilant over bis speech Catch 3 of 5 Eldora Youths in Wild Chase Leon officers Mon day continued search for the 2 boys who remained at large out of 5 who escaped Sunday from the state boys training school at El dora Three were arrested when their car crashed in Leon Sunday night after a wild race down highway 69 with Sheriff Norlan Miller pur suing at a speed of more than 100 miles an hour Two of the 3 Lawrence Snyder 16 Bettendorf and Guy Lawrence 16 Indianola remained hospital ized here with serious injuries re ceived when their stolen car went out of control snapped off a tele phone pole and overturned after careening into a tree The 3rd Marvin Sorrells 16 Muscatine who escaped with arm cuts was jailed here after treat ment pending arrival of Eldora of ficials to return him Supt Charles Heed at the state training school said they walked away from the school gymnasium Sunday afternoon Two other boys Eeed said walked away from the school power plant later in the after noon were Joseph Brown 18 of Toledo Ohio and Sam Hansen 17 Council Bluffs They still were at large Sheriff Miller said his speedom eter passed 100 miles an hour in the 20mile chase from Osceola to Leon He said Deputy Mansell Westfall who was riding with him fired at the fleeing car driven by the boys Four of the bullets later were found in the car One bullet struck Snyder who was driving in the hip Besides the bullet wound Snyder also suffered a broken pelvis A doctor at the hospital said Lawrence suffered a severe scalp laceration and possible frac tured skull Sorrells escaped with arm cuts the doctor said When Sheriff Miller reached the scene of the accident Law rence and Snyder were trapped in the car Sorrells was gone Later he was turned over to the sheriff by Julian Frost to whose lome he had wandered in a dazed condition to ask for aid Frost president of the Decatur County State bank said Sorrells was bleeding profusely The last previous escape at the school was Sept 28 when 4 boys ran away from a cottage at night They stole a car later were caught at Avoca and shifted to the train ing school annex at Anamosa re formatory Snow Catches Flood Victims in Tent City Otlumwa families June flood refugees some with children as young as 2 months were stranded in tents here Mon day with snow falling and the temperature near freezing One yearold baby has been tak en to a hospital suffering with pneumonia and another is in Iowa City with a throat condition The exposure has resulted in one case of bronchial asthma among the tent dwellers The 58 persons are among those who lost their homes in last sum mers floods and have been living in a tent city which was set up by Red Cross Officials of the Red Cross chap ter here planned to hold a meeting to study means of nieeting the problem Meanwhile the tent dwellers were lining their tents with card board and banking dirt around the outside in order to get some pro tection against the cold Stoves are being used for heating in the tents The toilets and showers were still operating but it was neces sary to keep the water taps run ning slightly to prevent them from freezing This is resulting in ice covered pools on the cold morn ings Three of the 10 families who were home owners before the floods are waiting for houses to be built for them by a contractor paid by the Red Cross The others who were renters prior to the high wa ter say they have been unable to find any houses to rent The most frequent experience they report is to find a vacant house but be told it will not be rented to per sons with children HUGHES REFUSED LOAN TO MEYERS Says Rejection Caused Breach in Friendship Washington Howard Hughes testified Monday thalMaj Gen Bennett E Meyers tried to borrow from him during the war when Meyers was nego tiating a multi million dollar plane contract with Hughes Hughes told the senate war in vestigating committee that he turned Meyers down This resulted in a complete breach of friendship between me and Benny Meyers and so far as I know he didnt speak to ine again for 2 years the lanky plane builder added Meyers testifying to the com mittee last week denied an earlier assertion by a Hughes attorney that he Meyers once tried to borrow from Hughes The committee is inquiring into circumstances of in plane contracts awarded to Huhes When I finally and definitely turned down the loan proposition Hughes said I thought General Meyers was going to find some way to throiv a monkey wrefich into that Fll photo reconnais sance plane if it was the last thing he ever did But Hughes added that Meyers apparently went ahead and ap proved the contract anyway Meyers now retired was deputy chief of air force procurement during the war Hughes relations with Meyers came up after the plane manu facturer had testified earlier that he decided to give publicity man John W Meyer a free hand to spend on wartime entrtaining of army officers because he could not get plane contracts by doing business in a straitlaced manner He said I went for 6 years without kowtowing to the army in any way and I spent on a light bomber that was the fastest in thejvorld But I couldnt sell it That was the result of rny do ing business in a straitlaced man ner Great Lakes ships in 3945 hand led a volume of wheat equivalent to onetwelfth of the world crop in normal prewar years AP Wirephoto HEAD FOR WEST Sullivan 41 and his wife adeline 38 wave to friends at Chicago as they start a canoe trip Sunday the Chicago river with des tination the West Indies Their route will take them along the laketogulf waterway to New Orleans to Florida and across the Florida strait to Cuba 2 More Accident Deaths Hike Iowa 1947 Traffic Toll to 467 North Iowa Boy 11 Killed in Crackup Involving 3 Autos By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Auto accidents in Iowa brought death to 2 over the weekend rais ing the death toll in traffic acci dents for the year to 467 Dr R J Brink Palo Alto coun ty coroner said Monday there would be no inquest in the death of Jimmy Whiting 11 son of Mr and Mrs Russell Whiting of Kuth ven who was killed early Sunday in a traffic accident involving 3 cars on highway 9 miles west of Emmetsburg Nine other persons were injured in the accident Sheriff Richard Miller said the first part of the double accident occurred when Bob Buffum of Emmetsburg swerved around a car parked on the highway and was in collision with an auto driven by Elmer Ehrig of Ayrshire While the 6 occupants of these 2 cars were being taken to the Em metsburg hospital Miller said a car driven by Russell Whiting Ruthven crashed into the wreck age of the 2 cars killing his son Jimmy Whiting his wife and another son Billy 14 also were taken to the Emmetsburg hospital Others hospitalized were Mrs Elmer Ehrig suffering shock lac erations and bruises Evelyn Ehrig sister of Ehrig shock lacerations and bruises Lucile Ehrig another sister severe scalp wound and el bow injury Russell Whiting chest injuries and fractured kneecap Mrs Whiting scalp and face lac erations and fractured kneecap and Billy fractured nose and fa cial injuries William Rickcox 69 retired Corning mail carrier was killed Saturday when the car he was driving was in a headon collision with an auto driven by George Coulthard Corning about 4 miles southeast of Corning on a country road Three passengers riding with Coulthard were unhurt Thief Robs Woman in Automobile Accident Miami Fla Mon day sought a thief who robbed Mrs Fanny Westberry 41 of her purse containing in cash and other valuables while she was seated in a police automobile within a stones throw of 2 po licemen Mrs Westberry injured in a traffic accident Sunday was placed in the police car while the crash was investigated according to Policemen G W Weller and J S Elmore She told them a Negro man opened the automobile door snatched her purse and fled SAME Black flat mclns traffic in past St Kidnaper of Woman Ready to Face Music Rockford 111 IP A 27 year old farmer sought by police in a 24hour 4state manhunt in con nection with a double slaying and the kidnaping of his paramour surrendered unexpectedly Sunday and told a story of a frustrated love affair I didnt mean to kill those men Glenn Marsh told reporters after he gave himself up at the home of his father here If theyd sat down when they saw the gun they wouldnt have been hurt At the time of his arrest offi cers quoted him as saying Im ready to face the music The manhunt for Marsh began after the fatal shootings Friday night of Vernon Anderson 28 and Grant Muhrlein 52 of Northport Mich and the kidnaping of Mrs Katherine Anderson 26 mother of 3 andwife of Vernon The shoot ings occurred in the home of Ver nons parents Muhrlein was Mrs Andersons father Max A West on Winnebago county states attorney said Marsh was booked on charges of murder and kidnaping Marsh said he forced Mrs An derson to get into his car but that he remembered only vaguely the flight with her After she escaped and notified authcrities he said the car broke down and he returned to Rock ford by bus and afoot walking the last 5 miles to his fathers home I still love Kit he told news men Weston said Mrs Anderson admitted having had a love affair with Marsh Stork Visits Storcks The stork came into his own here Sunday At Mercy hospital a 5 pound 15 ounce son was born to Mr and Mrs Burdette of Cresco The stork and all of the Storcks are reported doing fine Parents Refuse Medical Aid Girl 4 Dies Greybull Wyo blueeyed Frances June Baker the little 4 year old who fought spinal meningitis alone without medical aid will be buried alone without funeral services Her parents Mr and Mrs Or ville Baker had denied her any form of medical aid relying on the promiseof the Lord to save her They said they prayed con stantly wherever they were be cause we were certain the Lord would raise her up and strengthen her No one will attend the little girls funeral Monday because of the contagion of spinal meningitis She became ill 10 days ago but her parents insisted she did not suffer since she was unconscious most of the time Dr F L Myre Big Horn county health officer diagnosed the dis ease and quarantined the home The Bakers would not permit him to treat the child he said He can come anytime he likes to look at her but thats all Mrs Baker said Baker said the family felt little grief over the girls death Something might have ruined her little spotless life he said She is happy in her home now and she went without sin He blamed himself for her death but not because he refused her medical help He said she died because he and his wife lacked complete faith in God We disobeyed the Lord he said We kept holding on to her when it was His will to take her He said the same practice of trusting In the Lord would be followed if either of his other 2 children became ill They are Richard 16 and Patty Lou 6 3 High Iowa Conservation Members Fired Des Moines state con servation commission after a lengthy secret session announced Monday the discharge of 3 of its high ranking personnel Affected are W E Albert chief of the fish and game division W W Aitken superintendent of the biological section and Kahlon D Lewis superintendent of the game section v The discharges are effective as of Monday The action followed weeks of friction within the commission and the appointment of a special committee by Gov Robert D Blue to make a survey of the commis sions activities and to make rec ommendations to the commission and the 1949 legislature WINTER CLAMPS GRIP ON IOWANS Some Northwest Roads Are Slippery From Snow Old man winter tightened his grip on Iowa Monday Snow was falling throughout the state early Monday and the weatherman said more snow was on the way during the next 24 hours Light snow was falling in Ma son City and vicinity Monday but was melting on the streets and highways almost as soon as it fell according to reports from the Iowa State Highway commission The highway commission re ported heavy snowfall at Carroll and the weather bureau said 10 of an inch of snow had fallen at Sioux City Light rain which turned to snow was reported at Charles City Highways in the northwest section of the state extending from Denison through Focahontas and Garner were reported slippery But the highway commission re ported roads were normal around Storm Lake and Rock Rapids The highway patrol said driv ing conditions were not hazardous in any section of the state and reported that snow falling in the Hampton area as melting rapidly Spencer reported the coldest weather in the state early Sun day with a mark of 10 degrees above zero A low of 21 was re ported in the Clay county seat early Monday and the weather bureau said all minimum tem peratures in the state were below freezing Sundays high was 41 at Dubuque and Burlington Truman Says Greek Plight Not Improved Washington Tru man told congress Monday that Greece is still free because of American aid but her economic plight has not basically improv ed and the military picture is worse That is the way Mr Truman sized things up as of Sept 30 4 months after congress set up a fund to help Greece and Turkey combat communistic pressure from inside and outside their borders The president expressed grave concern that underlying causes of economic and political unrest still exist in Greece But in his first report to con gress on how the aid money is being used the nearest thing to a hint that more might be asked was a statement that The difficulties which hamper the success of this program must tie overcome Continuation of mar ginal subsistence only in Greece without real progress toward re covery will provide fertile ground for totalitarian ideologies The presidential report showed that up to Sept 30 only 171 of Greeces and of Turkeys actually had been spent with used for administrative expenses However had been made available to the various agencies carrying out the Greek program and to be spent for Turkey The report listed numerous un favorable developments which have beset the aid programs but said that in Greece there is ev ery reason to be optimistic about order can be re stored If order is not restored Mr Truman said there can be no re covery the military situation the president said the Greek gov ernment had hoped a summer campaign would wipe out guerrilla warfare However he added the con tinued support of the guerrillas by Greeces northern neighbors Yugoslavia Bulgaria Albania and the diversion of Greek troops from largescale offensive war fare to the static defense of vil lages resulted in an overall wors ening of the military situation So he said at the urgent re quest of the Greek government the American aid mission shifted to the military program some money originally allotted to recon struction and recovery Originally the was split about equally between the 2 programs Now the report shows the mili tary end will get around 000 The president outlined initial steps that have been taken to bolster Turkey The ultimate aim as in the case of Greece he said is to help free peoples maintain a government in accordance with the wish of the majority Nab Iowa Army Deserter for Payroll Robbery New York W Sar ver 22 an admitted army deserter of Oskaloosa Iowa was held by police Monday for his part in a payroll robbery at the Oak Knoll naval hospital at Oakland Cal on Oct 15 Sarver was arrested Sunday by 2 detectives who trailed him to his hotel room after they saw him suspiciously peering into dark ened shop windows The former army sergeant said he escaped from the armys stock ade at Fort Sam Houston Tex on April 1 where he was doing time for embezzlement and forgery War Dead Head Home Antwerp Belgium U S transport Robert Burns left Antwerp Monday with the bodies of 2200 homeward bound Ameri can war dead Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with snow showers ending Monday night Tuesday slow clearing Contin ued cold Low Monday night near 20 High Tuesday 36 Iowa Snow ending in west por tion Monday night and in east portion early Tuesday followed by slow clearing Mostly cloudy Wednesday and Thursday with snow beginning most sections Wednesday Not much change in temperature through Thurs day but becoming colder Tues day night Temperatures Tues day will range from average lows of 18 to average highs of 36 northwest and 30 to 38 southeast On Wednesday from 12 to 38 northwest and 25 to 38 southeast Minnesota Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday Occasional snow extreme southeast Mon day night Continued cold IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 38 Minimum 26 At 8 a m Monday 26 YEAR AGO Maximum 37 Minimum 31 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 28 Minimum 19 At 8 a m Sunday 21 Precipitation trace YEAR AGO Maximum 37 Minimum 31 MARSHALL ASKS EUROPE RELIEF UNTIL MARCH31 Estimates Additional Needed in Following 15 Months Washington If Secretary of State Marshall asked congress Monday to provide tor emergency aid in Europe until March 31 He estimated an addi tional will be needed in the 15 months starting then Eventually Marshall told a joint meeting of the senate and house foreign committees long range European recovery costs will ranee between and Putting Europe back in good health Marshall said is the goal of all the major allies except Russia Bluntly he said the So viet Union does not for its own reasons share this aim Marshalls calculation of the total cost of long range aid was considerably higher than the esti mate submitted to President Tru man by a 19man citizens com mittee headed by Secretary of Commerce Harriman This group had placed the cost of the 4year self help program at 000000 to However Marshall said it is im possible to compute the amount with accuracy at the present time The secretary said that the in stopgap funds is necessary to meet a real and urgent need in France Italy and Austria After that emergency period he estimated that will be required from March 31 until the end of the fiscal year June 30 and an additional 000 for the full year beginning July 1 confined his re port largely to Europe he said the situation in China continues to cause us deep concern and we should extend to the govern ment and its people certain eco nomic aid and assistance Re publican leaders have insisted that China should be included in any stopgap aid program Marshall said a definite pro posal for China is being prepared for early submission And he said the United States and all other world powers recognize the national government of Generalis simo Chiang KaiShek as the sole legal government of China This was the first indication from any top government author ity of Americas future policy to ward China Marshall has refused to make public a report by Lt Gen Albert C Wedemeyer who went to China last summer to make a spot sur vey of conditions for Mr Truman Marshalls original statement made no reference to additional funds to pay occupation costs in Germany Japan and Korea He explained his prepared text later however to say he understood the army will ask congress to supply about for that pur pose through next June 30 He added that slightly more than of this amount will go to meet additional re quirements in western Germany U S Russia Compromise on Palestine Lake Success N Y UR United States and Russia agreed Tuesday on a compromise for ter minating Great Britains mandate over Palestine next May I and partitioning the territory into Arab and Jewish states by July 1 The compromise was hammered out in a private 4nation meeting After Russia abandoned its in sistence on ending the British mandate Jan 1 and altered its de mand for a commission of the 11 UN security council countries to supervise the Holy Land for a year The resultant agreement called for a commission of 3 or 5 small powers to represent the UN in the 2month period between the end of British control and the as sumption of independence by Arab and Jewish Palestine states In that period it was understood Arabs and Jews will keep law and order in their own territories with their own militia to be organized along with other organs of gov ernment between now and the in dependence date TOMORROW Meatless Tuesday   

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