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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 14, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL UV Frew and United Prnu Full lowd Wirei rive Cents m Copy MASON CITIT IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 14 This Paper Consists of Two One HOME EDITION T 41 No 31 MASON CITY GIRL STRANGLED SELFRATION IS URGED BACKED BY LAW THREAT Congressional Body Proposes System to Combat High Prices Washington foot a control law ready for use if such as system proposed by a congres body Friday as one means of combatting the high cost of liv ing The senatehouse group heade by Senator Flanders als called for a reduction in taxes 01 lowincome individuals and volun tary restraint on Drofits and wag increases as well as a return to Install buying curbs In a report to the joint economi committee headed by Senate Taft the Flanders sub group also said that further inves tigation is needed of the 40hou work week adding We often refer to the miracle of production in the war but they were not accomplished on a 40 hour week We may be facing thi necessity of a temporary increase in the work week if we are to fur nish the products required for European relief and reconstruc tion without lowering our domes tic consumption Besides Flanders Senators Bald win RConn and Myers DPa and Reps Rich Kilburn RN Y and Hart DN J signed the report Flanders told reporters in re leasing the findings it is his per sonal opinion that there will have to be a resumption of meat ratlon in He force meat prices down The subcommittee recommenda tions inade after an investigation of the cost of livingin the eastern part of the United States are ex pected to be consolidated with those of committees studying con ditions in the central and western areas of the country Criticizing the present food sav ingprogram directed by Charles Luckman as illogical and inade quate the Flanders report said higherincome individuals or fam ilies should be urged to cut down their overall consumption of meat butter eggs and poultry The low income consumer needs no voluntary rationing the reporl said He is already being invol untarily rationed by The higher income consumer can fol low the rules given by the Luck man committee literally and faith fully without making any reduc tion in his total intake of meat and eggs PREDICTS RED COUP IN ITALY Washington John D Lodge RConn predicted Friday that commurfists will attempt a coup in Italy next March to be synchronized with a general strike in France He said success of such a move in Italy would lead to the loss of Greece Turkey and the middle east id the communists Lodge told the house foreign affairs committee that the com munists are sopowerful inItaly they could dispose of Italian police ill about 3 days The house committee and the senate foreign relations committee are holding hearings separately on the administrations request for in emergency aid to help France Italy and Austria through the winter John Foster Dulles told the sen ate group that the United States must take the lead in building a new economicallyunited Europe or the billions it pours into any foreign recovery program will be wasted International control of the Ger man Ruhrs industrial output and at least a 3power treaty guaran teeing German disarmament were proposed by Dulles who is re publican adviser to Secretary of State Marshall and U S delegate to the United Nations Armed with these 2 agreements Dulles told the senate foreign rela tions committee this country could take the lead in solidifying west ern Europes economy exen if Rus sia continues to maintain an iron curtain oyer the eastern portion of the continent Dulles testified as the senate committee closed its hearings on an administration request for in emergency aid to help France Italy and Austria through next March 31 Hearings also are being held by the house foreign affairs committee Blue Delays Decision on Extra Session Des Moines Sober D Blue said Friday he hoped t have a decision about Nov 22 o 23 on whether to call a specia session of the legislature The governor had said Nov that he hoped to decide in th next ID days to 2 weeks He told his news conferenc Friday however that unforesee factors had come up which hai not been anticipated A special session has been aske by some legislators and other since last summer to preven Iowas state income tax from re turning from half to full rate ii 1948 as provided by the 1947 legis lature The governor told his new conference his count now show that more than 60 house member are in favor of a reduction of th income tax and want a specia session for that purpose only H said he was getting letters every day on the matter from legislators Indications are that If a specia session is called it will have to b before Jan 1 primarily because of the hotel Aid housing situation Des Moines hotels are heavily pooked for conventions after the first of the year I hope I can find out all I need o know By the time I get bacl rom Lansing Mich the governo said He is to address a republicat womens meeting there Nov 21 If the special session is called i will have to be preceded by a special election in at least one county and possibly 2 to fill legis ative vacancies Steers Chicago steers sojd a new alltime high forthe nations Ifve totk markets at the Chicago tockyards Friday The pricewas paid for one load if prime 1320 pound animals The record load was sold by ichmidt Brothers of Delmar owa and bought by an easten acker stockyards officials said Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with rain Friday night rain diminishing Saturday Colder Saturday night Low Friday night 32 High Saturday 38 owa Eain Friday night and Sat urday morning mixed with some snow northwest portion Friday night then changing to snow flurries west and central por tion Saturday afternoon Slow ly rising temperature Friday night then turning colder west and central portion Saturday afternoon High Saturday 40 to 45 The low Friday night 35 to 40 owa 5Day Weather Outlook The mean temperature will average 5 to 8 degrees below normal Normal maximum 44 north 49 south Normal minimum 26 north 30 south Turning colder late Saturday and Sunday Con tinued cold Monday Rising trend Tuesday Precipitation wij average from about onequarter inch northwest to threequarters of an inch southeast Rain Saturday night Changing to snow Saturday and raia or snow again about Tuesday innesota Rain and snow south east and south remainder of state Friday night and Saturday with locally heavy snow north and west central portions Sat urday Somewhat warmer Fri day night and turning colder west portion late Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics 24 hour period ending at 8 clock Friday morning Maximum 39 Minimum 28 At 8 a m Friday 31 iTEAR AGO Maximum 49 Minimum 23 2 RAIL UNIONS GET PAY BOOST OF Wi CENTS Trainmen Conductors Benefit by Wage Hike Retroactive to Nov 1 Chicago railroad op erating brotherhoods and the na tions railways announced Frida a 15 cents an hour wage boos for the 200000 members of the unions The increase which a join statement said amounted to 000000 annually was made retro active to Nov 1 It totals fo an 8 hour day The unions affected are th Brotherhood of Railroad Trainme and the Order of Railroad Con ductors The groups also announce agreement on four working rules and withdrawal of a large numbe which had been proposed by both sides and said negotiations woul continue on 11 other rule propos als including four proposed by th unions and seven proposed by th carriers The 4 working rules agreement provided An earnings guarantee for cer tain classifications in yards serv ice An increase in differential fo yard conductors or foremen A reduction in the overall tim in short turnaround passenge service to 8 hours work within hours A provision that time paid fo under the hold away from home terminal rule will not b run off In other words if a man is thisrule whileh is awayat another terminal h wont have to operate a train fo the time for which he is paid The other 3 operating union ire the Brotherhood of Locomo ive Engineers the Brotherhoot of Locomotive Firemen and En inemen and the Switchmens Jnion of North America The agreement did not affect these 3 who are continuing negotia tions with the railroads TRUMAN STATES NO WITCH HUNT Says Disloyal Federal Workers Must Be Fired Washington Tru man declared Friday that disloya nd subversive employes must be emoved from the federal payroll ut promised that no one will be be object of a witch hunt In a statement after his first meeting with the new loyalty re iew board the president said Rumor gossip or suspicion will ot be sufficient to lead to the dis lissal of any employe for disloy Hy He added They are not being spied upon ley are not being restricted in heir activities They have nothing o fear from the loyalty program ince every effort has been made o guarantee full protection to hose who are suspected of dis oyalty He made no reference in his atement to the recent dismissal f a number of state department mployes owa Pilot Killed in apan Airplane Crash Toyko Lt Rodney ickolson of Ossian Iowa was killed when his P51 Mustang ghter plane crashed near Kuro aki Kyushu Wednesday the 5th irforce announced Thursday Nickolson was a member of the 6th fighter squadron 8th fighter roup based at Ashiya He is urvived by Mrs Marion Nickol on and their 21monthold daugh er who reside in Ashiya Tide Delays Battle of Newark Newark heralded engagement between the battleship ew Mexico and Newarks squirtgun navy was postponed Friday fter the decommissioned dreadnaught arrived outside the harbor hours behind schedule too late for the morning tide The coast guard reported that the towing company whose tugs are ringing the venerable vessel into port said the ship now is due to nter the harbor on ornings tide The tiny defending force 2 30 ot fire launches armed with lemical sprays and fire hoses anned battle at dawn etermined to prevent the decom issioned dreadnaught from keep g its rendezvous with a Newark rapyard which city officials say e must not reach at any cost Mayor Vincent J Murphy de clared war on the 33000ton New Mex Armistice day order ing the fire1 boats to patrol the bay channel and block the entry of the once gallant flagship of the Pacific 5th fleet Officials have ordered that no more ships be junked within the city Found Dead in Rear of Home Quiz Fiance A 16 year old Mason City high school girl Arlene Mott was found strangled to death in the alley behind the home of her parents Mr and Mrs Carl Mott 218 15th N W about p m Thursday Her fiance Charles VerHelst 18 year old farm youth was being held without charge Friday by Mason City police The police received a call from the Mott residence from the f Irli brother LeRoy Mott and on arrival found the girt lyint la the beside VerHelsts car which had both doors open They summoned an ambulance by radio telephone but the girt was dead upon arrival at the hospital according to Dr R E Smiley Cerro Gordc county coroner VerHelst told Police Chief Harold E Wolfe that he had been struckx on the head by an unknown assailant Dr Smiley after an examination informed the chief that there was no evidence of a blow Lock Photos SCENE investigating the murder of Arlene May Mott 16 year old high school junior who was strangled at the rear of her home 218 15th N W Thursday night This is the car of Charles Ver Heist 18 route 1 who was with her when they were attacked according to Ver Heist The camera case shows where the body was found The picture was taken immediately after the case was reported to police The picture below shows the alley back of the Mott home with the garage of a neigh bor in the foreground beside which VerHelsts car and the girls body were found The Mott garage is at the right with the Mott home showing between the 2 garages Warren Seeks jrOP Selection for President Sacramento Governor Earl Warren only chief executive rf California ever to be elected as he nominee of both the republi an and democratic parties was a candidate for the republican nomination for president Friday Warren entered the race with nly Z reservations He will not make an active personal campaign nd he will not seek delegates in ther states Under the circumstances he tolc press conference Thursday he is milling to have his name presentee y the California delegation at the epublican convention as a can idate Further he told news men e hopes the California voters approve the delegation ledged to him Nobody in authority he said as proposed to him that he take 2nd place on the ballot and he would not be interested1 in the ice presidential nomination it it tendered owa Farmer Killed rossing Highway Bloomfield M Jones 7 farmer living 14 miles south f here was killed Thursday in n auto accident as be was walk ng across highway 63 near his ome D E Newton Ottumwa driv r of the car said he swerved his ar to avoid hitting Jones but hat Jones in trying to dodge the ar stepped directly into the path f it SAME lack llif traffic duth In put 34 hours DEAD GEESE A Fenton duck hunter had a d i s a p pointing experience He crawled almost half a mile through mud and undergrowth to get a shot at some wild geese only to find he was stalking some decoys set up by 4 Algona hunters Free Photo ARLENE MOTT Lock Photo CHARLES VER HELST Friendship Train Collects 22 Carloads of Food in Iowa State Contributions Increase Goodwill Cargo to 81 boxcars By KENNETH HOPPING AP Staff Correspondent Clinton Twentytwo car loads of food collected by lowans tor the hungry people of Europe rolled out of Clinton Friday aboard the eastbound Friendship Train Several hundred persons gath ered at River park here for an official welcoming ceremony dur ng which the last 2 carloads of oodstuffs gathered in Iowa were added to the goodwill train These contributions included a r of corn sugar from Clinton and DeWitt a load of cereal and corn flour from Davenport and tons of dried meat sent here rom Dubuque The train had one scheduled itop at Sterling 111 before reach ng Chicago Friday night The rain which will have a load of at least 81 cars upon its arrival at Chicago will be divided into there and will travel to New York on 2 separate rail lines Several additional cars are to be attached at Chicago The Friendship Special started iut from Los Angeles a week ago with 12 cars of food for shipment o Europe The biggest contribution it picked up at any of the 6 sched uled stops in Iowa and also the biggest since the train left IMS Angeles was a consignment of 7 carloads of oats at Cedar Rap ids donated by communities in the eastern sections of the state Other cars mostly of wheat corn and canned milk were added at Council Bluffs Boone Ames Marshalltown and Clinton Farmer Sam Myers furnished one of the unusual offerings when he turned over to the train at Marshalltown a ton of honey pro duced on his farm near State Cen ter Mott Relates Finding His Sisters Body EDITORS NOTE Here is the story of LeRoy Mott brother of Arlene Mott who was strangled to death Thursday evening Mott told the story to Rick Meredith GlobeGazette re porter shortly before noon Fri day We were all upstairs and guess everybody was asleep whe I heard an awful racket as thougl someone was hammering on th front door said LeRoy Mott 30 a mailcarrier who with his wif and children make their home the parental Carl Mott residence 218 15th N W Mott explained tbat his Wif and 2 children 41 years and months his mother and a younge sister Pauline 12 were home bu that the father was working o the night shift at the Northwest ern States Portland Cement Co When I came downstairs h VerHelst had pushed the doo open and was lying on the floor Mott continued He said Dont bother wit me get Arlene I called the police first am then went out in back I cam back in the house and got blanket to wrap around Arlene I never thought that she wa dead her body still seemed warm But I didnt think to take he pulse The police came soon afte and then radioed for the ambul ance Meanwhile my wife ant mother were up and my wife pu cold packs on his VerHelsts head He was lying on the couch I dont know how he got there Mott said VerHelst told him that Arlene had heard a noisi outside of the car and asked him to get out and investigate He said VerHelst claimed he couldnt re member what happened after tha and then came to the house Dad was home by the time th ambulance took Arlene to the hoS pital about and he and mother went down there Mother was scared after looking at Arlene but I told her that Arlene would be okay after we took her to the hospital Chuck didnt seem normal Bw I didnt talk to him much because I was outside most of the time after he came in The police were talking to him He was holding his head but I didnt hear any thing that was said I think one of the plain clothes detectives fell his VerHelsts head The police looked around for something that anybody migh have been hit with but I dont think they found anything There was a tire wrench or some kind of tool in the back of the car Mott said he thought the couple iad been engaged for 2 months 3ut that they had gone together for about 2 years They were down visiting at taez house until about p m le said And then they were go ng to somebody elses place be ore they came up here but they didnt find them home Mott said They came back with the am ulance and took him VerHelst away on a stretcher after they had taken Arlene I never thought that Arlene was dead until the folks came lome from the hospital arid told us Take Wraps Off Warplanes Washington United States air force is bringing 650 com bat B29 bombers and 400 of storage to bring its strength up to 55 fully operational groups by Dec 31 An announcement Friday said that approximately 130 B29s will be assigned to alreadyactive air force units in order that groups now only partially may be brought up to full strength The 400 fighter aircraft will be P51s and P47s The announce ment said that no acceleration of the program to recall reserve per sonnel to active duty was necessi tated by the transfer of the 650 airplanes to the operating force Existing groups to which the planes will be assigned have suf ficient personnel the air force said The B29s will be assigned to presently active groups of the strategic air command in num bers depending on requirements needed to bring the groups to full strength of 30 airplanes each In addition to the planes being withdrawn from the cocooned category the air force the stra tegic air command and air de fense command will receive jet fighter planes now coming off the production line on VerHelsts head sufficient even to daze him The girls brother told police that VerHelst knocked on the front door and when Mott came downstairs to answer VerHelst stumbled into the house in a dazed condition and fell down He told Mott he had better go into the alley and see Arlene Mott told the chief Mott found the girl lying on the ground and not knowing that she was badly hurt got a blanket from the house and covered her Chief Wolfe said that VerHelst showed no indication of being dazed when questioned immedi ately afterward but that he did flare up when questioned and showed indications of a violent temper Mott said the couple could not have been in the alley long be cause they had been visiting at the home Arlenes sister Mrs Inez Heckart 539 20th S E until shortly before 10 oclock At Mason City high school where Arlene was a junior a teacher described her as a good student and a good example of what a young lady should be VerHelst was called an average student and was scheduled to be graduated next June The girl was employed at the F W Woblworth company store after school and on Saturdays Friends there said that she bought a set of dishes a week ago for her hope chest that she was wearing VerHelsts ring but that she told them the wedding would not be for some time because both were still in school VerHelst is the son of Mr and Mrs Hay VerHelst living just west of Mason City on a farm across highway 18 from theKGLO trans mitter The girls mother and Mrs Le Roy Mott were also at home up stairs at the time Her father was at work at the Northwestern States Portland Cement plant Miss Mott was born in Mason City Aug 9 1931 She was a junior in the Mason City high school and was a member of the race Evangelical church Surviving are the parents Mr and Mrs Carl Mott and 3 broth ers Leroy at home Cecil wrestling coach at Iowa Falls and Harold student at Iowa State Teachers college Cedar Falls and 2 sisters Mrs Albert Heckart Mason City and Miss Pauline Mott and the grandpar ents Mr and Mrs W L Mott Clear Lake Funeral services will be held at p m Saturday at the Patter son funeral home with the Rev F W Wendland pastor of the Evangelical church offici ating Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery The Patterson fu neral home in charge UN Approves Independence for Koreans New York United Na ions assembly Friday disregarded Russian boycott threats and ap roved a United States plan for establishing Korea as an inde pendent nation The vote was 43 to 0 with 6 abstentions The 6 soviet bloo countries refused to participate in he vote even to the extent of recording an abstention This was the final action of he 3rd major proposal laid before he assembly by Secretary of itate Marshall The other 2 pre iously approved established the 3 a 1 k a n watchdog commission vhich will go to work in Greece tfov 21 and the yearround sitting f United Nations delegates as a little assembly Russia is on record as boy otting all 3 Marshallsponsored projects COLD WEATHER lowans think it has been a ialmy fall but not a visitor from ew Orleans who stopped in a eon clothing store recently to uy some warm clothes He urchased a sweater to wear un er his suit and also a pair of long underwear The temperature t Leon was 44 degrees   

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