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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 22, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS P VOL MY AwcUted and UnitedPrcM Full Leased Cents CnXjOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22 1947 This Paper Consist Two SectionSection Oae SCHUMAN NEW PREMIER OF FRANCE REPORT 3 INCH FALL OF SNOW IN IOWA TOWNS Mercury Drops to 8 Above at Spencer as Cold Moves Into State By ASSOCIATED PRESS Three inches of snow fell in places while temperatures dropped to a low of 8 above at spencer Saturday in Iowas lat jst cold snap cities reporting 3 inches if snow were Fort Dodge Charles pity Glenwood and Onawa Mason City Ames Atlantic and Des Moines were among places re lorting 1 inch of snow The snow was wet and a thin oat of rough ice roads n nearly allsections the Iowa tighway commission said The highway report said High rays are slippery but jafe traffic at moderate speeds They are normal around Rock tapids Spencer and Centerville I The weather bureau forecast air and cold with a nard freeze aturday night Low temperatures all range from S above north est to 15 above southeast The precast for Sunday was fair ising temperatures west portion The coldest weather thus far bis season swept over the moun ain and plains states Saturday ith the mercury plummeting to 3 degrees below zero at Butte lont The entire state of Wyoming re torted below zero temperatures pith Casper and Sinclair record fig minus 20 and Casper minus Colorado temperatures general ly remained above zero although a minus 11 degrees was recordWJ Fraser minus 5 at Leadyille minus 4 at 2 at Alamosa and minus T at Colorado Springs Weather bureau forecasters said the cold wave was expected to hang on throughout the region for at least 2 more days with moderation slow The coldest spots on the early morning weather map included Scottsbluff Nebr 12 Sidney Nebr 8 Chadron Nebr 6 Garden City Kans 4 Rapid City S Dak 4 and Jamestown N Dak 3 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City A hard freeze Satur day night Sunday generally fair with slowly rising temperature Low Saturday night 5 to 8 with local readings near zero in protected valleys High Sunday 32 Iowa Fair and cold with a hard freeze Saturday peratures ranging from 5 degrees northwest to IS southeast Sun day fair rising temperatures west portion High Sunday 26 to 30 west Minnesota Generally fair south and mostly cloudy with occa sional snow flurries north por tion Saturday night and Sunday I Colder Saturday night Low Saturday night and mostly 5 to i 10 abovenorth and west portions j and 10 to 15 southeast1 Rising temperatures Sunday south and west portion I IN MASON CITY I GlobeGazette weather statistics I for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 45 Minimum 17 At 8 a m Saturday 18 Precipitation 10 Snow YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 1 inch 49 9 26 SHOPPING DAYS LEFT No American SlavesFound in Lololand Nanking 15 months search during which American officers lived with primitive Lolo tribesmenfin the mud huts of wild west China has proved conclu sively no American airmen are captives there the army an nounced Saturday An army graves registration spokesman said the long search ended after special teams com pleted the tracing of every report and rumor More than a year ago one American officer returned from a remote tribal village to report we feel there are 5 Amer icans in the Lolo country but Maj Alvin Smith commanding a search team Saturday Our worlf positively estab lished that no Americans are held Major Smith of Savannah Ga Capt Edward McCallister Alle gheny Va and Sgt John Fox Tacoma Wash lived with the littleknown Lolos of the wildly rugged ChinaTibet border region during the search McCallister and Fox disguised themselves as priests to gain the confidence of the mountain tribes men They found slavery a general practice with Chinese seized in raids on lowland villages held io wprk while their masters fought with neighboring tribes The 9 followed down me re port of a bignosed American captive to find instead that one Lolo tribe was holding a north China native whose size and facial characteristics led to reports he was American airman Another report led to a former Chinese soldier who had gained a reputation as a pflot because he had once ridden in an airplane McCallister told the news con ference at which the results of the search were disclosed that the Lolos instead of being wild semi savage people as described in ey lier reports were kind and co operative once their trust was ob year ago found the remains of 4 Wartime airmen who died in plane crashes Associated P r e s s Photographer Julian Wilson of Louisville ac companied one such expedition amid the 18000 foot peaks that made every step a terrific exer tion Some of the Lolos Wilson re ported never had seen white men they carefully examined us our clothes our equipment and my cameras They even pinched our skin Satisfied they admired us and feasted us before open fires in windowless stampedmud huts Although well armed with rifles one chief owned 40 the Lolos were not unfriendly Later she attended the Vinton school foritntblindfora years Legislative Interim Committee to Convene on Conservation Rift Des Moines legisla tive interim committee will meet with the conservation commission here Monday presumably to dis cuss the conservation controversy Rep Albert Steinberg R secretary of the interim committee said the meeting would be held at 10 a m in the house chamber The interim committee origin ally established as the committee on retrenchment and reform is charged with the responsibility of conducting investigations when the legislature is not in session A spokesman for the group said the committee wanted to find out more about the present contro versy which has been boiling for several weeks and which resulted in the discharge of 3 top conser vation officials earlier this month Breadbasket Special Arrives in Iowa With 175 Carloads of Food Ft Madison Bread basket Special the nations sec ond Friendship chugged into the Ft Madison freight yards in 3 sections Saturday with 175 cars of food for Europes hungry snaking along behind the power ful engines The train was laden chiefly with fuel wheat and other cereals from the southwest ern grainraising states It was scheduled to move across the Mississippi river into Illinois Saturday morning It appeared that the Bread basket Special would be the larg est of the Friendship trains thus far The first train which origi nated at Los Angelas had only 85 cars by the time it reached the Mississippi river at Clinton Iowa AP Wircphoto BLIND CAREER Neva Dakins who though blind combines mother hood with a career in chiropractic at Davenport holds her 4 months old daughter Diana Lee Heir husband Norman holds the seeihgeye dog Happy Davenport WWMrs Neva Da kins who once felt that she had no chance for a normal life be cause she is blind today combines motherhood with a successful ca reer in chiropractic and looks into the future with confidence The story of 29 year old Mrs Dakins is one of determination to overcome the handicap of blind ness brought about by an incur able eye affliction which she had at birth and which slowly de stroyed her sight She was born Neva Long of Brighton and was able to finish the 8th grade before her sight was entirely gone where as valedictorianof her class she received a state scholarship to attend any college she chose I went to Vinton with only one thing in scholarship I was just determined to get it Nothing else would have satisfied me she explained She attended Palmer school of chiropractic on the scholarship and then practiced 3 years mostly in Brighton She met her husband Norman Dakins on a vacation trip to Cali fornia They were married Aug 25 1946 and the baby Diana Lee now 4 months old was born about a year later NowMrs Dakinslives husband in Davenport while he at tends the same school from she was graduated She explains that her husband chose of his own free will to give up his trade that of an expert tilesetter to study chiropractic The babys arrival meant that Mrs Dakins had to learn to do a great many new things but now after 4 months she is an expert at handling most of the work nec essary in the babys care Only feeding the baby is diffi cult she says becausethe baby is I might do something to hurt her so Norman takes care of her feeding Mrs Dakins ex plains Trumans Curb on Feed Grain Is Ousted by GOP Opposition Senator Taft Reveals Proposal Marked Off List by Committee Washington of President Trumans 10 cost of liv ing one to regulate the amount of grain fed to live down the drain of republican opposition in congress Saturday It thus met the same fate as his requests for authority to im pose limited pricewage ceilings and rationing both bitterly op posed by republican leaders Chairman Taft of the senatehouse economic committee made it iiretty much official by telling reporters I think we can mark No 5 off the list The presidents grain control recommendation labeled No 5 among the proposed cost of liv ing curbs he presented to con gress last Monday read as fol lows To authorize measures which will induce the marketingof live stock and poultry at weights and grades that represent the most ef ficient utilization of grain Tiiswas designed to cut down the feeding of wheat and corn to cattle hogs and poultry so that it might be shipped instead to west ern Europe But Secretary of Agriculture Anderson told the senatehouse committee Friday his department has come to the conclusion that no compulsory measure of this sort would work until accompan ied by price control He said further that if price control were put into effect there would be no need for the weights and grades authority Taft said thatin the light of this testimonyatfl GOP opposi tion to a return of any kind of consumers price control he doesnt see any further use in coisgf ess grappling with the grain recommendation There was every evidence that most other republicans on the committee agreed with thisview Taft praised a recital by Ander son ol plans for a voluntary food conservation program By farmers but told reporters it doesnt seem to rne that any proposal by the secretary will materially affect prices in 1948 Anderson submitted to the com mittee a proposed bill which would give the president broad authority to require upto 100 per cent mar gin iijthetfading in farm products on the commodity exchanges A margin requirement of this sort would mean that the buyer would have to post collateral equal to the full price he paid in buying wheat for instance It would be designed to bait speculation in ag ricultural products which Presi dent Truman has condemned Anderson said he would be will ing to make ah official statement that no more than a 50 per cent margin requirement would be im posed except under con ditions such as wild specula tion But he said he doesnt want any such limitation written into the law Questions by republican mem bers indicated they will consider granting authority toraise the margin requirements above the present 331 per cent but Taft said he didnt like the 100 per cent pro posal and indicated he may ask for a ceiling With 55000 members the Nav ajo tribeof American Indians is the most numerous in the United States FATHER OF 11 TRUCK VICTIM Fatally Crushed in Driveway of Home Des Moines father of 11 children and a 35yearcld er were killed in bile accidents Friday Cecil Stoner 35 was killed when the car in which he was riding crashed into a small concrete bridge on highway 6 3 miles west of Des Moines Highway Patrol Sergeant E C Faber reported Faber said the car was driven by Frederick Martinson 22 of Des Moines Ray Waterman Des Moines state bureau of investiga tion agent said the Martinson car passed him and that going about 70 miles an hour when it struck the bridge Cyril C Wolf about 46 father of 11 was fatally crushed in the driveway of his his sonRonald 21 were preparing to move to a new home A neighbor Walter Maschke said that Ronald was in the truck and Wolf was standing behind it next to the wall of the house Maschke said he believed the truck was in gear and that Ronalds foot apparently slipped off the clutch He said the truck shot backwards pinning1 Wolf against the wall SAME Blick nar meansireftlo death In fist MEYERS FACES INDICTMENT BY JUSTICEBUREAU General Arnold Says Officer Is Liar and Disgrace to Uniform Washington UR justice department announced Saturday it will seek criminal indictments next week possibly involving charges of war fraud perjury and conspiracy against Maj Gen Bennett E Meyers The justice departments an nouncement was made less than 3 hours after asenate war investi gating subcommittee completed its hearings into the complex inside financial ventures of Meyers a former top officer in the air forces wartime procurement division The hearing closed with the wartime chief of the air forces Gen H H Arnold declaring that Meyers was a liar and a disgrace to the uniform he wore The indictments to be sought here next week will be for more serious charges than income tax the grand jury finds the evidence warrants such charges Attorney General Tom C Clark previously announced that he would seek a tax evasion indict ment when the senate subcommit tee finished its investigation v Witnesses at the Meyers hear ings testified that the burly cigar smoking general profited by 000 during the war through secret ownership of the Aviation Electric Corp at Vandalia Ohio which is near Dayton Subcommittee Chairman Homer Ferguson made a strong recom mendation t h a t charges of per jury be considered in the case Ferguson however did not name Meyers in connectionwith the perjury On top of the justice depart ments proposed action Meyers also faces possible action by the army He is a retired officer drawing a month in disability pension Arnold his former boss said Saturday as the last witness before the senate hearing that some of Meyers statements on the basis of the senate evidence laid him open to court martial Meyers tes tified previously that he had asked for a court martial but it was re fused pending the outcome of the senate inquiry A possible basis for war fraud charges might be that he used his personal influence as a procure ment officer to see to it that Av iation Electric Corp got war con tracts Lawrence Bell head of the Bell Aircraft Co testified that he gave the company more than 000000 in war contracts on the recommendation of Meyers Also Meyers allegedly held stock in aircraft companies that got big war contracts although he reported to his superiors that he had sold all such stock Federal law forbids a procurement offi cer to hold an interest in a com pany with which he does business for the government The statute of limitations however might prevent prosecution on some of these charges Arnold himself in his testimony Saturday said that Meyers has laid himself open to a general court martial Referring to Meyers testimony that he had received the tacitap proval of Arnold for stock hold ings which he had failed to list in answer to an air forces question naire Arnold said If to our regret we of the air force did not find a rotten apple iii our barrel we are grateful that others have done so If we were at fault in not finding it we must admit our fault But we can say with all the force at our command that we were straining every nerve to pre pare for and win the war 4 Auto Thefts Reported in 2 Nights Here Theft of 3 automobiles in Ma son City and Clear Lake Friday night and 1 Thursday night was reported Saturday by Sheriff Cal Dwan Three have been recovered One of the cars a 1941 Oldsmo bile sedan belonging to Bob Cham bers 224 5th N W was recovered after it had been in a wreck on highway 106 2 miles cast of Clear Lake Cruising at a very high rate of speed the car was reported by the sheriffs office to have side swiped a truck before striking a car driven by Charles Thrams 1908 Carolina N E and plunging into the ditch about a m Saturday The Thrams car spun around but was not damaged Thrams told authorities when he went back to assist the driver he found the latter had escaped and running through the fields He said he was unable to gain a des cription of him Sheriffs deputies and the high way patrol scoured the country side and tracked the driver of the stolen auto through several fields but lost him in the drifting snow at the edge of a highway where Sheriff Dwan said he be lieved the driver had hitchhiked a ride He asked anyone picking up a person after 2 a m in the vicinity of Bakers corner to con tact the sheriffs office im mediately Chambers said the car was stolen from in front of his home between and 11 p m Thrams Douglas Benn Y M C A and 2 girls riding with them were not injured The Chambers car was badly damaged A blue 1941 Ford coach license 17779 belonging to S C Ratliff 922 12th N E was stolen from the alley at the west side of the Piggly Wiggly store 14 1st N W about 7 p m Friday police re ported Hatliff said he had gone into the store for only a short time and the car was missing on his return Stolen in Clear Lake and 11 p m Friday was a green 1938 Ford coach license 413724 which belonged to Harold Johnson Klemme It was recovered Satur day at 5th and Jefferson N W haying apparently been abandoned Friday night An auto taken from in front of the Union Cigar store 1343 N Federal Thursday night was re covered by Mason City police a few hours later abandoned at 9th and Carolina N E 5 Injured and 2 Trucks Destroyed by Fire in Iowa Road Collision Knoxville i v e persons were injured and 2 trucks de stroyed by fire and an explosion in a crash near here early Satur day in a snowstorm The injured were riding in a panel truck driven by Larry Sur ber Deputy Sheriff Loren Jarman said the crash occurred when the panel truck crashed into the rear of a gasoline transport truck owned by Lowell E Soderquist of Knoxville and driven by Henry Goad Goad who was not injured re ported to officials the fuel pump on his truck had failed and thai he was working under the hooc when the crash occurred Surber told officials he did not see the gasoline truck in time to stop because of the blindingsnow and the icy condition of the high way Fire broke out after the crash and while the injured were being carried to safety the gasoline truck exploded Goat Gets Clubs ByLaws Boscawen N H UR Anne secretary re ported to a meeting of the Sponsor Club that the family goat had eaten the clubs only copy of its bylaws and the minutes of all bul 3 meetings of the organization Jailbird Burglar Nabbed While Plying Trade From Cell in County Jail Walters Okla sheriff ofCbttpn county searched Satur day key in the case of the man with the perfect alibi The key was a real out of the alibi was almost castiron itself For how could an 18 year old county jail prisoner W A Ben nett be committing a wave of house and store burglaries when he was tucked away safely in Cotton countys jail Sheriff Boyd Vantine and his deputies found the answer to that one early Friday when young Bennett walked into their ambush in an old cotton gin It was a surprise reunion all around Sheriff Vantine thought Bennett was sleeping in his jail cell Bennett himself was operat ing on the theory that the sheriff not looking for burglars somewhere else The sheriff has solved his bur glary wave but now he wants to know how arid where Bennett got the key that let him out of his cell at will In a conversation with Vantine Friday the young1 prisoner ad mitted a number of the burglaries since he was jailed last April in lieu of burglary of a hardware store Every night Bennett who worked daytimes as a trusty would beg to be locked up in his cell He related how when 2 a m rolled around he would unlock the cell door and slip out of the courthouse building leaving the outside door wedged ajar so he could get back in The fact that there was no night jailer made the problem staple Then the prisoner would wan der through town picking up a little here and a little there and storing it in the abandoned gin house Cameras pipes watches rings guns cash clothing and luggage disappeared from Wal ters The sheriff was distraught When no loot showed up in pawnshops he deducted it was hidden in town A finecomb search turned up some of it in the gin building The surprise party was arranged The irony is that Bennett would be a legally free man Saturday if he hadnt anticipated his freedom County Attorney Luther Eubanks and Bennetts attorney Gordon Coker had agreed on a suspended sentence Bennett was scheduled for release only a few hours after the time he was captured In the accounting of the loot it turned out the youth had stolen several law books from Eubanks office As for learned his young client had broken into his house and taken 8 guns a radio clothing and some luggage WINS APPROVAL FOR POWER TO FORM CABINET Former Minuter of Finance Is Member of Popular Republicans Paris Schuman be came premier of France Saturday night The National assembly gave the farmer finance minister a mem ber of the moderate popular re publican movement the vote of confidence he asked in order to form a government to defend the republic The vote was 412 in favor with only the 184 votes of the com munists and their sympathizers in opposition Supporters of Gen Charles De Gaulle either voted in favor Schuman or abstained In all 28 deputies abstained or were absent from the chamber Friday night the assembly re fused a vote confidence in Leon Blum The socialist leader got 300 votes failing by 9 to ob tain the majority necessary to give him authority to form a gov ernment succeeding that headed by Paul Bamadier resigned Before the assembly voted Schuman called upon the 750000 French workers Idle In commun istled strikes throughout the na tion to return to their jobs The strike is a legal but a dangerous weapon he told the assembly It must not be cm ployed indiscriminately for politi cal ends Communist Secretary Jacques Duclos replied that the policy of Schuman is a continuation of the policy of is col laboration with American imperi alism We will never accept this submission Schuman said the situation in France is serious and asked per mission to try to save the repub lic byending political exploita tion and misery Sources close to Schuman said he hoped to form his cabinet Sat urday night and end the nations 3 day political crisis as rapidly as possible As the assembly voted truck loads of mobile guards ready for any emergency moved into the capital Russian Hits Allied Rule of Germany Berlin the eve of the Big Four meeting Soviet Russias chief officer in Germany has de nounced the western allies oc cupation methods and his Ameri can counterpart has replied that the record speaks for itself Soviet Marshal Vassily D So kolovsky at a meeting of the al liedcontrol council Friday ac cused the western allies of violat ing the Potsdam and Yalta agree ments and other accords on de nazification demilitarization and reparations In a 2 hour address he cri ticized almost every phase of the occupation undertaken by the United States Britain and France Saturday Gen Lucius D Clay chief of the American military government told reporters I am not going to increase the already strained relations on the eve of the council of foreign min isters by engaging in recrimina tions I am not going to defend the United States military govern ments actions I prefer to let the record speak for itself Asked by reporters if the ac cusations by Sokolovsky consti tuted wilful misrepresentation Clay replied I can only say that no request was made for any explanation of the facts AntiSaloon League Official Sentenced for Drunk Driving Toledo Ohio 64 year old field representative of the anti saloon league was in city work house Saturday apparently put of a job after pleading guilty in po lice court to driving while under the influence of liquor The Rev Howard B Pilchard drew a 3 day sentence and a S50 fine Friday from Police Judge J Parker Edwards who ignored de fense pleas the dry worker had been punished sufficiently by the arrest and embarrassment In Columbus S P McNaUght director of the Ohio antisaloon league commented He will most likely not return 123 4 FINAL 1 2 3 4 FINAL 123 4 FINAL 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 FINAL Michigan Notre Dame 13 El Minnesota El H Northwestern BIB3 Ohio State El 0 El 13 Wisconsin El El ill   

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