Friday, November 21, 1947

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 21, 1947, Mason City, Iowa THE NEWSPAPER THAT NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION mv cent CopyMASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 21 1947 Thto Consist rf Two One VOL LTV Associated Press and United Press Fun Leased CenU Copyl v BRADLEY TO SUCCEED EISENHOWER MEYERS ADMITS FALSE CAR AFFIDAVIT General Says tie Set Up Company Solely to Help My Girl Friend Washington and flustered Maj Gen Bennett E Meyers acknowledged Friday that he once signed a false affidavit concerning use of the Cadillac automobile which has figured in the senate investigation of his wartime activities The acknowledgement came as membersof the senate war inves tigating committee crossques tioned him on his story that he set up the Aviation Electric com j pany solely to help Jmy girl 1 friend Mrs Mildred Lamarre wife of the man who became its I president Mentioning the Cadillac which 1 B H Lamarre said Aviation Elec trie bought for Meyers Senator Ferguson RMich asked Meyers whether thecar ever had been used by AviationElectric prior to Jan 1 is prior to a wartime government freeze order on deliveries of new cars No Meyer replied Then why Ferguson shot back had Meyers signed an affidavit to the District of Columbia auto li cense bureau that the car had been bought paid for and used by the Aviation Electric company before Jan 1 1942 Is that your signature Fer guson demanded turning the af fidavit over to Meyers Flushing Meyers said it was but that he had signed it as a routine thing He said any body would have signed it Under a series of questions Mey ers insisted that he had no plans to cash in on government contracts when ie set up Aviation Electric it was done solely for the Special Christmas for Dickie Cedar Rapids Claus will make a special trip from his Pole retreat Saturday for the benefit of a little guy who may ot be around on Christmas day The object of the special trip is 4yearold Dickie Fosflick who is uttering from leukemia a rare blood disease Doctors say his death s certain within a few before Christmas Police Sergeant Leonard Bruce has started organizing a Christ mas for Dickie campaign and fellow policemen plan to serve as antas helpers Other organizations assisting in the plan are the vet rans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion Employes fh a department store have promised an electnc which Dickie has hoped for The boy who is bedfast has been talk Lamarre who left a a job to become head of the con hastestified thatMeyers go morethan in profits the fkms milliondollarplus avi ationsubcontracts The senate group Is investigat ing Meyers relations with war contractors During the war the general was deputy chief of air force procurement purchasing Lamarre is 35 and his wife i younger The 52yearold gener als story was that the husband ac quiesced to his affair with Mrs LamarreLamarre told reporters who turned to him after the gen erals testimony that he couldno comment that he was under in structions to make no statement Mrs Moyer Hurt in Accident Enroute to Hearing Over Her Son Des Moines Gertrude Moyer was hospitalized here Fri day with injuries suffered in an automobile accident Thursday while she was enroute to Daven port to attend a hearing over the custody of her 11 month old son Craig Stephen The hearing at Davenport meanwhile had been recessed un tilDec 4 by District Judge W W Scott who indicated he would re turn the child to Mrs Moyer un der an arrangement whereby the boy would be kept at the Iowa Childrens Home in Des Moines the mother could show she ng about Christmas for weeks AP Wirepboto WILL SEE SANTA CLAUS Fosdick 4 sits on ttie lap of his grandfather E J Holmes arid listens to Christmasstories m their Cedar Eapids home Truman Asks for Controls on Markets Washington Truman said Friday he wanted congressional authority to impose federal controls on gram cotton and wool markets like those now regulating the stock exchanges The president frequently has at tributed grain price rises to mar gin speculation in the 3 big ex changes at Chicago Kansas City and Minneapolis He wants power for the government to set margin requirements But the exchanges have blamed high prices on the governments foreign aid export program and Friday economyminded republi cans renewed charges that admin istration spending was to blairief or the inflation Mr Truman refused at nis news conference however to get into an argument with congress about his antiinflation pricewagerationing proposals Sen Robert A Taft R has accused the president of seeking totalitarian powers With the house and senate in recess until Monday congressional committees made the days capital hill news including Foreign Charles A Eaton said the house foreign affairs committee probably would vote to permit the reconstruction finance corporation to advance money for startingthe 000 emergency European aid pro gram pending regular appropria tions The senate foreign relations committeein approving the pro gram authorization did nothing about getting a cash advance Japanese house armed service subcommittee proposed that the United States make an early peace other powers if would permit this country to keep naval bases at Yokohama Sasebo and Kure group of southern congressmen asked the government to finance early export of50000 000 pounds of tobacco to Germany CIO food and tobacco workers union urged congress to keep hands off the tax exemption of cooperatives It said if congress has to find more tax money it should tap enormously inflated corporation profits Reveal Enemy Spies Worked in Atom Bomb Plant in War had made suitable for personal care At the hospital arrangements Friday Mrs Moyer said I dont want my baby in a home If I have to get married or become a housekeeper to have him with me I will Hes my baby Ive fought so hard for him so long The accident occurred near Grrinnell when a car in which Mrs Moyer and her sister and brotherinlaw Mr and Mrs Francis Potter of Waukee were riding was in collision with an other automobile U S navy submarines ac counted for at least 63 per cent of all Japanese losses during World war II Permitted to Stay on Job to Be Watched and System Traced Washington Cannon reported Friday a house committee learned on a secret wartime visit to the Oak Ridge Term atom bomb plant that for eign spies were working there In fact Cannon said in an in erview we were told there were pies from all the enemy nations After their discovery he said hey were permitted to stay on he job so they could be watched and the spy network traced He added We were told these spies couldntdo any damage because workers in one building were never allowed to know what work ers in another building were doing Besides a system was set upto fool them He said he never had heard what the government did with those who were known to be enemy agents The Missourian was chairman of the house appropriations commit tee whichwade the trip in May 1945 after some congressmen he said began to grumble about the foolishness of spending millions on the then secret atom plant He related Secretary of War Stimson visited capital hill and asked members of the committee to make a secret inspection trip to Oak Ridge We left secretly on a midnight plane Cannon said In the party were Reps Cannon Taber R N Engel Snyder DPa and Mahon DTex We were astounded to find a city of 80000 people Cannon continued and we asked if the enemy nations knew Yes we were told they knew thousands of workers ha been recruited hastily and it was unreasonable to expect that no enemy agents had filtered in to fact we were told there were spies from all the enemy nations in the plant The system designed to trick the spies consisted of the use of r blackboard set up in a centra spot which purported to show progress of the work at plant Im sure thousands of copies o what appeared on the board wer transmitted to enemy nobody could tell what the figure meant Cannon said The committee left Oak Ridge he related under an agreemen that we would discuss what w saw not even with one ntil we heard that an atom bomb ad dropped There was a feeling among us hat the whole work might col apse and all of us who were re ponsiblc for the pent on the atom experiments vould be ruined politically Well congress adjourned and n August I was down in Missouri ut on the farm building a barn neighbor came by and told me omething called an atom bomb ad fallen on Japan For 2 or 3 years we had been ppropriating money merely on he sayso of Gen Marshall Gen Seorge C Marshall then army hief of staff that the bomb would win the war When I heard it had hit Japan never was so happy in my life FINDHLIVE IN PLANE CRASH Patrol Bomber With 11 Down in Pacific Ocean San Diego Cal A navy Lockheed Neptune patrol bomber with 11 men aboard crashed at sea 102 miles off San Diego early Friday and llth naval district headquarters reported that 2 sur vivors had been picked up The craft flashed a distress sig nal shortly before crashing a naval spokesman said The sub marine U S Pomadon cruising in the area picked up the 2 men and was searching for others The U S S Bairoko an escort carrier also was in the vicinity looking for survivors The Bairoko took the 2 men aboard but there was no immediate information of their condition or identities The plane designated as a PW V had left Miramar near here shortly before the crash on a scheduled 14hour operational flight Rail Heads Meet Chicago of the nations major railroads Friday met to discuss operational prob lems at the annual meeting of the association of American railroads The closed oneday meeting was held for the election of officers and discussion of problems such as car distribution public rela tions legislation accounting standardization of equipment and othpr technical matters Cold Front Is Moving Into Iowa Des Moines front marked by falling temperatures and snow flurries was scheduled to move into Iowa Friday the weather bureau reported Over the next 5 days the fore casting agency said temperatures will average 3 to 5 degrees below normal Normal lows for the pe riod range from 22 north to 27 south Thursdays highest Iowa tem perature was 49 at Burlington and Davenport The low early Friday was 33 at Sioux City and Spencer Several points had light rains Thursday including Fort Dodge 21 Atlantic 11 Council Bluffs 16 Charles City 21 Decorah 12 Albia 12 and Burlington Iowa City and Oskaloosa 10 RUSS PROTEST CANCELLING OF IRAN OIL PACT Charge Hostile Action and Threaten to Break Diplomatic Relations Moscow charged Friday that Iran by voiding a 1946 agreement granting oil con cessions to the Soviet Union was guilty of hostile activity x x x in compatible with normal relations between the two nations A strong note delivered to Pre mier Ahmed Qavam in Tehran Thursday and made public by the Russian press and radio Friday accused the Iranian government of treacherously violating obliga tions and gross discrimination against the U S S R The as a 1eso lute that Iran must now be responsible for the consequences of its actions It was sent as a result of the Iranian parliaments nullification on Oct 22 of an agreement signed April 4 1946 by Qavam and Rus sian ambassador Ivan Sadchikpv under which a joint SovietIranian oil company would have been formed for exploration and ex ploitation of oil in northern Iran The note was in response to a message from Qavam dated Nov 5 advising Russia of the parlia ments vote voiding the agree ment The Soviet government the Russian note said cannot pass bs the fact that the decision of th majlis while Brit ish concessions in the south of Irai are being preserved is an act o rude discrimination against th U S S R The majlis on Oct 22 passe by vote of 102 to 2 over Quav ams protest a resolution nullify ing the dilimderstanding the pre mier reached with Soviet Ambas sador Ivan Sadchikov in Apri 1946 Under that agreement Russi would have been allowed to pros pect foroil in 5 northern province of Iran including Azerbaijan Any oil discoveries would hav been exploited by a RussianIran ian company in which Russi would have controlled 51 per cen of the stock for the first 25 year CARL GRAY JR VA Director BRADLEY Chief of Staff Truman Wont Stop Goods to Russians Washington IP President Truman said Friday he sees no reason to stop the sale of heavy machinery and farm equipment o Russia at this time Questioned at a news confer ence about such shipments Mr Truman said the soviet govern ment has a purchasing commis sion here and has bcen allowed to purchase machinery for the re habilitation of electric dams de stroyed by the Germans as well as the farm equipment The Russians have purchased 113700000 in goods from this country during the first 9 months of this year Included was several million dollars worth of indus trial machinery Russia also got 216 freight valued at from this country between April and Oc tober commerce department rec ords show but who made the sales is a puzzle Iowa Hunter Dies Denison D C Hankey 65 of Council Bluffs who was on a pheasant hunting trip with a number of Council Bluffs business men dropped dead about 15 miles south of here Thursday Dr John Hennessey of Manilla said death was due to blood clot in the heart Weather Report FORECAST Iowa Mostly cloudy and much colder Friday night and Satur day Low Friday night 12 in west to 20 in east portions High Saturday 25 to 28 Mason City Partly cloudy and turning much colder Friday night with lowest temperature 10 to 15 above zeroSaturday partly cloudy and cold with highest temperatures about 25 Iowa 5day weather Temperatures will average 3 to 5 degrees below normal Nor mal high 40 north 47 south Normal low 22 north 27 south Continued rather cold through out the period Precipitation will average threequarters of an inch Rain or snow late Sunday and Monday Minnesota Snow blowing and drifting snow north and snow flurries south portion Friday night Slowly diminishing winds Snow flurries Saturday Decid edly colder with temperature falling to zero northwest and 10 to 15 above southeast half of state Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 41 Minimum 36 At 8 a m Friday 41 Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 55 43 Acourse in after dinner speak ing has been given at the U S naval academy for several years AP Wirepholo QUICK SHIFT ON Strauss 28 German war widow sits with her daughter Helga 8 at LaGuardia airport Friday morning after flight from Ger many for wedding with one of her 2 exGI sweethearts Because she changed her mind and decided to wed Fred Lutz Chicago baker instead of Charles Shumakor Strong City Kans railroader she will have to appear before a special board of inquiry to determine her status and wheth er she can remain in the U S In the meantime she and her daughter will be lodged on Ellis Island BLUM CHARGES OPEN RED WAR Says France in Danger From DeGaulles Party Paris Designate Leon Blum told the national as sembly Friday international com munism has openly declared war on French democracy arid that the republic is in danger also from Gen Charles De Gaulles right wing peoples party The situation is grave the 15 year old socialist leader declared Blum sought assembly authority to form a government to replace that of Socialist Premier Paul Ra madier who resigned Wednesday As he spoke a half million work ers were on strike in critical in dustries throughout France and the labor situation hourly was growing worse All workers in Paris transport chemical building leather paper glass and pharmaceutical indus tries planned a 1hour work stop page for Friday afternoon to dem onstrate their sympathy with the strikers throughout the nation and as a protest against the gov ernments use of troops in coping with the laborsituation Blum needed a simple majority of the 618 assembly for authority to form a cabinet He was certain to be opposed by both the extreme left and the extreme right The republic which we identi fy with the Fatherland is in dan ger Blum told the deputies Civ il liberties public peace and peace itself are menaced The danger is double On one hand international communism has openly declared war on French democracy On the other a party has been constituted in France which has as its objective and perhaps its only objective the sep aration of national sovereignty from its fundamental traditions Obviously he was referring to De Gaulles proposals to revise the constitution Iowas Rail Freight Rate Boosted 10 Des Moines IP The Iowa commerce commission announced Friday that it had granted rail roads which operate in Iowa a 10 per cent boost in freight rates on shipments within the state A similar increase in interstate shipments was granted by the in terstate commerce commission ICC effective Oct 13 The Iowa commissions decision followed a hearing on the rail roads petition last Monday The 10 per cent boost applies to all commodities except coal coke and iron ore on which the boost is 10 cents a ton The boost on shipments within Iowa will become effective with in 5 days after railroads have filed the new rate schedules The commission said it expected the effective date would be the latter part of next week The commission added that the 10 per cent boost would not ap ply to the SI minimum charge on less than carload lot shipments within the state nor to the 35 cent minimum rate on pickup and de livery service These 2 charges recently were increased effective Dec 1 on authorization of the state com mission At the hearing the railroads claimed the 10 per cent freight rate boost was needed due to in creased operating expenses Elect Don Reid Chicago Reid of Des Moines general manager ot the Iowa Press Association has been elected president of the Newspa per Association Managers The group closed its 24th annual con vention here Thursday CARL R GRAY TO TAKE OVER VA LEADERSHIP Littlejohn Resigns as War Assets Director Gates New Marine Head Washington Omar N Bradley is to be the armys new chief of staff President Truman said Friday and will be succeeded as veterans administrator by Carl R Gray Jr Chicago railway ex ecutive and industrialist Bradley will take over the top army job when Gen Dwight D Eisenhower retires next spring to become president of Columbia university in New York Just when this shift will take place Mr Truman said is indefi nite but Gray will start his new duties as veterans administrator Jan 1 Meanwhile the president told a news conference Bradley will make a survey of the army de partments facilities Gray a republican is vice pres ident of the Chicago and North Western Railway company Born in Wichita Kans 58 years ago he served as captain major and lieutenant colonel in the army in World war I then became a colonel in the United States en gineer reserve He was appointed brigadier general in charge of railway transportation in the al lied European theater of war in 1943 Mr Truman said he is appoint ing Gen C V Gates as commanr dant of the marine corps succeed ing Gen A A Vandegrift At the same news conference the president disclosed that Maj Gen Robert M Littlejohn is re signing as war assets administra tor Nov 28 The president said Deputy Ad ministrator Jess Larson will take over Littlejohns duties as acting head of the war assets administra tion which is to be liquidated by next June except for real proper ty Mr Truman said he could not say what job Dillon S Myer will take when he leaves his present post as commissioner of the pub lic housing authority Myer the president said has not made up his mind what post he wants Myer announced in New York Thursday that he is leaving the housing post Veterans administration offi cials said Bradley will leave his desk there on Dec 1 and for the rest of the month Oiner Clark ex ecutive assistant administrator will be in charge The president said he does not know what Littlejohn proposes to do when he leaves the govern ment He said that war assets sales have progressed rapidly under Littlejohns direction and that liq uidation of the agency will be started by next June Marshall Arrives in London for Big 4 Talk London of State Marshall arrived Friday from Washington to attend next weeks meeting of the Big Four foreign ministers Marshall reiterated his position that he was not pessimistic about the conference opening Tuesday but otherwise declined comment on it On an impromptu broadcast over the BBC he said of the Mar shall plan of economic help to Europe now before congress I think matters are progressing satisfactorily Marshall accompanied by State Department Counselor Charles D Bohlen and several aides was met at Nprtholt airport by Ambassador Lewis Douglas Iowa Farmer Killed When Struck by Auto Oakland McCone ghey 49 farmer living 5 miles east of here was killed Thursday in an autopedestrian accident Highway Patrolman Arthur Sie vert of Atlantic said McConeghey apparently was crossing the high way to his mailbox when struck by a car driven by Louis Molgard Council Bluffs SAME Black flat means tnillo dealh ID p 24 boars