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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 13, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                HOME EDITION NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL UV AnoeUtad Fww Full Vive Ceoti Copy MASON cm IOWA THURSDAY 13 1M7 This Piper ot Two Ont NO IOWANS CAR ACCIDENTS HALTING AID TO RED COUNTRIES Vandenberg Reveals USHai Vital Interert in Uranium Resources Washington of Harriman testified Thursday he would favor stopping at once any American aid to a hation whlctefiught in the future come under Russia the influence of Spof Losf Battleship at Sea Newark Port Prepares Blockade iv nf th decommissioned The Meseck Towing company Harriman was asked about his attitude in such a case while he was testifying to the house for eign affairs committee in behalf of the administrations proposed emergency assistance for France Italy and Austria I would then lose interest in it in that particular country Harriman said But in contrast he said he be lieves America should hold itself ready to extend help to nations of eastern Europe if they should free tfiemselyes of Russian domination Chiiiman Vandenberg H the senate foreign re committee made clear that States has a vital in terest in the worlds uranium re sources He told s state department rep resentative appearing before the committee which also is hearing testimony on the administrations emergency foreign aid program Some us before this show is going to want some in formation about uranium Uranium is one of thekey ma terials used in the manufacture of the atom bomb The uranium question came up when William Phillips an adviser in the state departments office of international trade policies told senators iOf hopes of this nation to obUiniitritegic material for stock piling inreturii for aid extended lorigiange selfhelp recovery program often called the London has cided against accepting or sub stantially sharing in the Soviet American plan for partitioning Palestine high Whitehall govern ment sources said Thursday Under the Soviet American plan Britain would be asked by the United Nations assembly to continue to be responsible for law and order in Palestine until May 1 194S A British U N delegation spokesman at Lake Success N Y said Britain would make an official declaration on the plan to a subcommittee on Palestine meeting Thursday Disclosure of the British deci sioncame a few hours after the British cabinets regular weekly meeting The informants said this coun trys delegation at Lake Success has been instructed to inform the United Nations 1 Britain will not be a party to the use of force in the imple mentation of any solution in the Holy Land 2 Britain will not be pre pared to make any substantial contribution towards implementa tion of a settlement not accept able to both Arabs and Jews Newark N J decom missioned battleship New Mexico temporarily lost at sea while en route to her last battle was found Thursday by a coast guard search plane and tugs were direct ed to her side Exact location of the vessel was not immediately known the coast guard said The 30900 ton super dreadnaught Boston to her final tattle with 2 tiny fireboato attempting to keep her from Tort of Newark when she was cut adrift In heavy seas late Wednesday Skippers of the 2 tugs which cut her loose reported earlier Thurs day to the coast guard that they were unable to relocate the big ship Three men were reported aboard the hulk of the decommissioned vessel earlier but whether they were still aboard the drifting ves sel was unknown the coast guard said As of Wednesday the ship was reported off Fire Island about 35 miles from the entrance to New York harbor The coast guard de clined to give any estimate where she might be now of owner of the tugs which were towing the battleship in heavy informed the coast guard that the New Mexico was well lighted and that they retained contact with her through most of the night will out American partition 3 Britain handed carry not single the Soviet plan which Marshall plan Senator Wiley AP Wtrephoto gested that somebody ought to in quireif any of the nations receiv ing help would be willing to turn over strategic air and other bases in return Rep Lodge RConn proposed that the United States should in voke economic sanctions against Russia and her satellites Other developments in hear ings on the foreign aid program 1 William E Warne assistant secretary of the interior told the senate committee that the interior department favors a yearly re view by congress of the proposed European recovery program that a close watch should be main tained to prevent purchases of ma terials in short supply here from further aggravating domestic market conditions 2 Rep Jonkman R Mich suggested to the house foreign af fairs committee that unexpended money from a foreign relief fund voted last May by con gress might be enough to tide European countries over the win ter He said only onethird of the money had been spent through Oct 31 in 5 months since it was approved would require this country to re main as mandatory until next May whenthe process of trans ferring power to the Arab and Jewish states should begin Sharp Drop in Iowa Soybean Crop Estimate Dei Moines sharp drop of more than 2000000 bushels in the soybean estimate for Iowa was noted in the Nov 1 re port as compared to the Oct 1 estimate of the Iowa crop and livestock reporting service The service in its reports based on Nov 1 conditions Wednesday held to its Oct I estimate of a corn crop of 347340000 bushels just about half the record 1946 yield Soybean production was esti mated at 26201000 bushels at the rate o 14i bushels per acre This was a decline of 2700000 bushels and U bushels per acre from the estimates based on Oct 1 conditions The decline was laid to the fact that some of the later varieties did not turn out as well as the earlier varieties and that some acreage had been diverted to si lage and hay The corn yield estimate as of Nov 1 also was the same as for Oct 1 35 bushels to the acre The crop is nearly onethird harvested the service said Egg production in October was estimated at 231000000 eggs by NEWARK NAVY ON diagram shows Port Newark N J area where the decommissioned battleship New Mexico isscheduled to at pierleased by navy and subleased to a salvage firm Newarksi cityoperated fireboats circled Thurs day patrol the mouth of the channel in a move designed to block entry of the 30000 ton battleship to the channel RED VIOLENCE IN Iowa Farmer Tells Senators ITALY FRANCE Marseille Port Tied Up by Communist Strike By UNITED PRESS Aid Needed Quickly in Europe Hearst of Cedar Falls Says Marshall Plan Looks Like Best Bet Washington ff The senate edisJeJ o ti itg and ceandltalyThurEa broadshouldered Iowa farmer the service only about 4000000 eggs fewer than the record high set in October of last year MUk production the service said was estimated at 7 per cent lower than the record October production of last year with 458 000000 pounds for last month It INDICT DETROIT AUTO DEALERS Charge Irregularities in New Used Car Sales Detroifc Detroit auto dealers and the wives of 2 of them were named Thursday in in dictments signed by Recorders Judge Wi McKay Skillman one man grand jury who has been probing reported irregularities in sales of new and used cars in the Detroit area Warrants against 2 dealers were issued Wednesday night with the remainder being signed Thursday by the grand jury All the defen dants were accused of violating state laws governing sale of auto mobiles The defendants include Clarence J HacQuoil past pres ident of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association and head of the Hac quoil Buick Sales company one of the largest auto firms in De troit Jerry Lynch used car dealer Raymond A Dickinson Donald S Wallace and Joseph Schulte the DickinsonWallace Pontiac company auto distributors Waldo S Andrews and Earl C Jackson of the Andrews Motor Sales Inc Buick distributors Jack Geller and Saul Charnes coowners of the C G Motor Sales used car dealers Mrs Martha Geller and Mrs Ruth Charnes wives of Geller and was the lowest since 1939 for the month Also the number of dairy cows on farms was estimated last month at 1245000 head the low est for this season of the year in the 18 years of records Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness Thursday night Friday cloudy and warmer with rain or snow Friday night Low Thursday night 20 to 25 High Friday 32 Iowa Cloudy and somewhat strikes in France day threw Naples into a turmoil of street brawling and tied up the great Mediterranean port of Mar seille Disorders in Italy spread down from the strifetorn industrial area of Milan to Naples where flying squads of police fought communist demonstrators with clubs rifle butts tear gas and warning shots fired in the air More than a score of persons were injured seriously enough to require hospitalization as com munist bands charged through the streets of Naples They attacked newsstands and made torches of rightist newspapers and resisted police who gradually broke up the bands of demonstrators Authorities in both France and Italy indicated mounting concern as the violence of the outbreaks mounted in an apparently con certed plan to wreck the chances of the Marshall European recov ery plan and weaken the moder ate governments of both France and Italy In Italy the street fighting throughout northern Italy was compared to the violence which preceded the rise of the fascists and Benito Mussolinis famous march OH Rome In France the crisis center was Marseilles although workers at 137 flour mills in and around Paris went out on strike for a 20 per cent wage rise threatening the Paris bread supply In Marseilles dock workers metal workers and seamen went on strike paralyzing the port MAClrlllTS wanner rain or portion Thursday night snow beginning Thursday night with west and overspreading state Friday Somewhat warmer east and cen tral portion Friday Low Thurs day night 30 southwest to 20 to 25 northeast High Friday 35 ex treme west 40 to 45 central and east portions Minnesota Partly cloudy and not so cold Thursday night Occa sional light rain extreme west Friday light snow IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 26 Minimum U At 8 a m Thursday 20 Precipitation Trace Snow Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 44 Minimum 25 LIQUOR DEALINGS Sentence Mason Cityan for Liquor Tax Evasion Fort Dodge Mack et 56 of Mason City entered a plea of guilty before Federal Judge Henry N Graven in United States district court Wednesday to charges of operating as a whole sale liquor dealer without paying federal tax Macket was fined and costs and sentenced to 6 months m prison but was placed on proba tion for 18 months A conspiracy couni against Macket was dismissed The cases of 5 other men in dicted with Macket will be dis posed of Dec 10 at Dubuque Four are from LaCrosse Wis and one from LaCrescent Minn Macket was said to have intro duced some of thecodefendants to the manager of a Mason City lodge who contracted with them to purchasea quantity of cases of liquor Assistant United States District Attorney William B Danforth told the court that Mackefs part in the transaction was very minor and recommended that the mini mum sentence be imposed Wednesday tell of the need to get food to the worst spots quickly in Europe Charles J Hearst of Cedar Falls Iowa one of the 22 Iowa farmers who toured Europe said that Secretary of State Marshalls plan of selfhelp for Europe with TJ S aid to date looks like the best bet to us The committee is considering the administration proposal for in shortterm aid for France Italy and Austria Hearst who with his brother J S Hearst operates the 520acre Maplehurst stock farm presented this brief outline of some of the conditions which he said the group of lowans found Great is strict rationing with no black market The food situation is even more difficult for the British housewife now than before the war good crops in suc cession will be necessary to put the French back on a selfsuffi cient basis for food The French workers in the low income group are severely pinched for foods and clothes Germany Youngsters with spindly arms and legs and potbel of undernourishment The in children of bad bone structure and undernourishment serious shortages of food Luxembourg Coming along pretty well Hearst said that the lowans also thought that Germany should have supervision for a long tune as there were still some nazis there who were keeping quiet at pre sent When Senator Vandenberg K Mich referred to the Iowa group as agriculturists Hearst com mented We were all farmers There wasnt an agriculturist in the bunch Both Vandenberg and Senator Barkley DKy complimented Hearst when he finished It was a splendid innovation for private citizens from the farms of Iowa under their own steam and with their own resources to make this study Vandenberg as serted NOBEL PRIZE TO FRENCH AUTHOR Andre Gide Receives Award in Literature Stockholm ff The French author Andre Gide received the Nobel prize in literature Thurs At whst time contact was lost was unknown the coast guard said adding it was not believed the battleship constituted a hazard to navigation An air search was requested after the tugs were un able to find the big ship Newark officials determined that no more ships be scrapped on the citys waterfront meanwhile kept 2 30foot fireboats on patrol at the entrance to Newark chan nel to keep the New Mexico from entering the bay which is a part of New York harbor The municipal fireboats took up positions at the mouth of the Fort Newark channel leading to the Mlvage dock where the 30000ton dreadnaught is scheduled to be scrapped City officials who say they want no more ships junked on the Newark waterfront ordered the fireboat fleet to block the bay and called for reinforcements from neighboring New YorkCity as the big battleship approached the har bor Mayor Vincent J Murphy said that some agreement to stave off the pending tiattle was in sight as the result of his 2 hour con ference Wednesday with Under secretary of the Navy Kenney But the mayor said sternly the entrance to the Port of New ark will continue to be blockaded by our fireboat navy until the agreement is signed sealed and delivered The New Mexico is owned now by Lipsett Inc a New York sal vage firm which purchased it for scrapping purposes and also leased part of the Newark navy basefor the dismantling job City officials who previously had requested the navy to give up its wartime base at Port Newark in order to permit a expansion program to get under way called out their fireboat fleet on Tuesdayafter learning that the Neiy Mexico was enroute here for scrapping Mayor Murphy said the navys decision to let Lipsett dismantle the old battlewagon here would delay the proposed port develop ment program 5 Carloads of Wheat Put on Food Train By KENNETH HOPPING Associated Press Staff Writer Aboard Friendship Train Cross ing Iowa a shivering crowd cheered the Friendship Train laden with food for hungry Europe began its long trip across Iowa Thursday morning The last food contribution to be put aboard was delivered by a Sioux City American Legion post which traveled all the way from Sioux City in a converted truck resembling a 40 and 8 railroad car of World war I days Addition of 5 carloads of wheat already had made the Council Bluffs stop the most profitable since the colorful train left Los Angeles The train left Council Bluffs m 2 way it has Been traveling since it split up to get over the Colorado mountains The first section containing 45 cars left Council Bluffs at a m bound for Chicago It will make no stops enroute other than to refuel The 2nd section containing 17 cars left Council Bluffs at a m That section will make the al ready scheduled stops in Iowa 6 KILLED WHEN AUTO CRASHES INTO CULVERT Wednesdays Crackups Boost State Traffic Death Toll to 477 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nine persons were killed in 3 separate automobile accidents Wednesday to make it one of Iowas blackest days from the standpoint of traffic safety The toll of Wednesday boosted the states motor vehicle fatalities to 477 for the year compared with 450 at the same time last year Six persons died and another was injured critically Wednesday night when an automobile crashed into the culvert of a cement bridge The good will special pulled into Council Bluffs from Omaha Wednesday night shortly after 10 p m but despite the late hour and a biting temperature of 20 above a crowd of 500 turned out at the Chicago and North Western station to meet it Four carloads of gram from Western Iowa another carload ol wheat which had been routed here from Tulare S Dak and a ton of packaged food dispatched by truck from Clarinda awaited the train The consignment represented a cash outlay of about from western Iowa towns In addition Council Bluffs Mayor Phil Minner a member of the welcoming com day The Swedish academy of litera ture selected the 77yearold au thor for 40 years a leader among French writers Swedish literary circles acclaimed the choice His friends had testified that Gide still is unusually vital in modern currents of art Gides Swedish translator Dr Schildt described the Frenchman as a communist against Stalin and a Christian against the church The author visited Russia in 1933 at the invitation of the Soviet gov ernment and spoke in Red Square His address was at the funeral of Maxim Gorki the Russian writer HandSize Baby Born in California Hospital Los Angeles baby the size of a mans hand clung to life in a hospital Incubator Thursday Doctors said the 4months pre mature girl born Tuesday to Mrs Heoen Wagner 23 had a 10000 to1 chance to live It weighs less than a pound Parole 25 Inmates Des Homes Oc tober 25 inmates were paroled from the Tort Madison peniten tiary and the Anamosa mens re formatory compared with 29 in September and 24 for October last year the state board of pa role has reported Stop Investigation of Woman Found Bound Gagged in Furnace Creston county of ficials and the state bureau in vestigation Thursday stopped in vestigation of the case of Mrs Fred Welcher who was found bound and gagged in the furnace of her home last September A joint statement said in re gards to Mrs Fred Welcher all leads have been thoroughly in vestigated and the evidence dis covered does not warrant the fil ing of charges The statement was signed by George F Allen Union county attorney Mrs Welcher was discovered by help in the furnace in the basement of her home Sept 3 1947 She said she had been tied up by 2 burglars and stuffed in the furnace Police said that in 1920 a sim ilar incident occurred and that Mrs Welcher was found bound and gagged on the kitchen floor BIG CHANGE Reading Pa Nieczslaw Moczydlowski has pe titioned the Berks county courts for permission to change his name to avoid confusion The new name sought by the petitioner Wednes Mitchel Moczydlow mittee announced that last minut cash contributions of woult be sent to the Friendship Food committee in New York Washington Columnist Drew Pearson one of the trains spon sors drew a big cheer from the shivering onlookers when he told them that the first pickup in Iowa was the largest single offering to be taken aboard The Friendship train was pull ing 57 loaded cars when it puffed into the station from Omaha Its hour of departure on the 36 hour trip across the Hawkey e state was scheduled for a m with later stops at Boone at p m Ames at p m Mar shalltown at p m Cedar Rapids at p m and Clinton at midnight Thursday Reports from local sources along this route indicated that by the time the train leaves Clinton at 1030 a m Friday 20 or more loads of wheat oats corn flour milk and corn sugar from all sec tions of Iowa will have been added to its load The reception at Council Bluffs was led by a band from Thomas Jefferson high school which ser enaded the early comers in the railroad station before the train arrived A sound truck pulled into the floodlighted scene alongside the train and members of the wel coming committee climbed aboard the truck Pearson was handed a check for representing contributions in excess of those needed to buy the grain which the train picked up at Council Bluffs Because con The car was believed to have made a turn and crashed into the side the bridge In the collision of an automobile and gravel truck a mile west of Moville Iowa Mr and Mrs Louis 0 Newhouse both 57 of Sioux City occupants of the car were killed The truck driver Henry Harmes of Moville suffered chest injuries and a hand laceration Evelyn Reyman 14 daughter of Mr and Mrs Joseph Reyman of Fairfax Iowa was killed when an automobile carrying her and 4 other high school students went over an embankment a mile west of Swisher None of the other stu dents was hurt seriously Twice this year 5 persons have been killed in a single accident The first accident in which 5 were killed this year was a cartrain collision at Aplington Feb 2 and the 2nd was a 2car collision near Albia Sept 11 tributions were continuing to be received however the check was returned Later the entire amount of excess contributions expected to approximate will be mailed to the Friendship Tram committee at Washington J SAME Black fUc means tratfle death In past 34 bouH Farm Bureau Units to Attend State Session Hancock county exten sion officials Farm Bureau offi cials delegates and many Farm Bureau members are expected to attend the annual state meeting of the Iowa Farm Bureau federation in Des Moines Monday according to announcement by County Ex tension Director Paul Henderson Jack Dethmers president of the Hancock county Farm Bureau is voting county delegate for Mrs Clarence is voting delegate for Hancock Greiman Hancock county Farm Bureau women AP Wircphoto Council Bluffs TOWANS CONTRIBUTE TO FRIENDSHIP Keenan Council Bluffs IOWANS Friendship Train contributions hands a cash contn john Hymans of Hull who headed the drive in his section of Iowa Pearson Keenan ar and L C Peterson near Sumner Deputy Sheriff Leon Johnson of Fayette county listed the dead as i Virgil Trewin 38 Alfa Donna Eh I lert 30 Sumner Elsie Sorge 42 Sumner Mable Frahm 18 Sum ner Leonard Dietrich 35 Hawk ye and Clarence Winning 40 Sumner All except Winning owner of he car were killed outright He lied in an Oelwein hospital early hursday morning Mrs Bcrnice Coleman 28 of Sumner was in a critical condition n the Oelwein hospital Her legs were broken one arm was broken and she suffered concussions Johnson said the car was travel ing east on highway S3 and the party he said was believed en route to a dance at Hawkeye 12 miles from here The accident occurred at p jn Johnson said in Fayette county a half mile east of the Fay etteBremer county line Johnson described the car as a total wreck and said the indica tions are that they were going fast There were no wlbieMei to the accident MEYERS DEALT IN AIR STOCKS Papers Show Generals Wartime Speculation Washington investi gators developed Thursday that Maj Gen Bennett E Meyers then an air forces purchasing officer dealt heavily in aviation stocks just prior to and in the early years of the war Papers produced by the senate war investigating committee from war department files showed Meyers then chief of staff of the materiel command told his su periors on Feb 5 1943 that he had held stock of more than a dozen aviation companies but sold out shortly before he became a procurement purchasing officer Meyers is the officer accused by Howard Hughes of soliciting a loan of from Hughes to finance a wartime bond spec ulation Meyers has denied the truth of this statement made by Hughes in the senate committees investigation of Hughes wartime plane contracts Actress Seeks Divorce Hollywood Actress Gloria Grahame 21 Thursday sued to divorce Actor Stanley Clements also 21 on charges cruelty They separated Nov 3 for the 4th time in 2 years of mar riage   

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