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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 28, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME T HISTiKY AUi DES THE NIWSPAPIR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION jUJUL Thlj Paper Two SectionsSection No 4 wAemj nrrv iriWA UTirrtAY NOVEMBER 28 1947 Thlj Paper oi iwo VOL UVAccented Pnm and Onltco frta run Win Centt CopyiMASON CITY IOWA KUVEnmm 7 BELOW TEMPERATURE AT DEGORAH FRANCE CALLS 80000 TROOPS INTO SERVICE 66 Police Commissioners Fired by Government as Strike Wave Mounts Paris called an additional 80000 conscript troops to the colors Friday to help meet the emergency caused by an epi demic of strikes which slowly are strangling French economic life TKe cabinets decision reached in a session of more than 4 hours brought to 15 divisions the total of military forces called up with in a week to deal with the threat of civil strife arising from com munistsupported strikes involv ing 2000000 men The decision followed an an nouncement that 66 police com missioners each of them in charge ol a district were fired by the government There was no official explanation The communist news paper LHumanite called it a purge Premier Robert Schuman s new cabinet which met under the chairmanship of socialist Presi dent Vincent Auriol announced that the 2nd half of the 1946 class of conscripts was being called into uniform Half the class of 1947 was called up last week The ministry of war refused to confirm a report that French troops on duty in occupied Ger many were being brought back to Paris to reinforce local forces Schuman is known to be afraid of letting the communists gain control of the French police The police abstained from voting Thursday unions of government employes split on a motion to strike Six unions re jected the strike call 4 supported it vote of confidence met with his new cabinet under the chairman ship of President Vincent Auriol to consider means of fulfilling the promise the premier made to the chamber of deputies early Friday morning that proofs of the gov ernments energy in combatting the ominous wave of strikes would be displayed before the day is ended His government less than a week old won a narrow victory in the chamber at a m the fi nal count showing 322 for him anc 186 against him with 83 absten tions That was 90 votes less than he got in his first vote of confi dence last Saturday His popular republican party and the social ists backed him the communists voted against abstained nim and rightists Informed sources said the cabi net would work on a plan by Schuman calling for some regula tion of the right to strike includ ing secret votes by workers beforr issuance of a strike call AP Wirephoto BATTLE OTTUMWA COUNTRY CLUB BLAZE These firemen pour water on the flames which leveled the Country club at Ottumwa Thursday night The damage was estimated at Funeral Set for Victim of Gunshot Charles services for Mrs Ella C Lessin 70 who was accidentally shot and killed Thursday morning will be held at the Grossmann funeral home Sunday at p m Deputy Coroner A C Ganger said the accident occurred when her husband Charles F Lessin 76 took a 22 caliber rifle off the door and it discharged while he was examining it Lessin was preparing the Thanksgiving dinner when the bullet struck her in the right shoulder She died shortly after ward She was born in Floyd county Jan 23 1877 daughter of Mr and Mrs Alanzo Peck She is sur vived by the following children Mrs Carl Schaefer Charles City Verne Waterloo and Victor Min neapolis Minn and 7 grandchil dren 4 sisters Mrs Addie Bottch er Mrs Mable Schyler and Mrs Lottie Carroll all of Ventura Cal and Mrs Jane Porter West minister Colo and one Bert Peck also of Ventura Cal Nab 2 Women for Fraud on Iowa Stores Two women who gave their names as Laura Jean Sayre 28 Tacoma Wash and Doryce Hinkle 23 Columbus Ohio were released on bond each Thursday afternoon and bound over to the January grand jury on charges of obtaining goods under false pretenses used several a Mason City and Des Moines according to Mason City police who arrested them The women claimed they were selling advertising to week ly newspapers police said They had been living at a local hotel under the name of Claudia Carver and a search of the room uncovered many articles which had been charged at the local store over a 5 day period More goods obtained at the Des Moines store were recovered at the home of the mother of one of the wom en in Des Moines police said At the Mason City store the women were using names oi persons residing in Des Moines who have accounts with the store Mrs Frank Warner and Mrs Vern J Wilson Officials at the Mason City store became suspicious Wednesday anc phoned the office of a husband of one of the aliases in Des Moines to find that his wife was in his office at the time The 2 women here were held and the arrest fol lowed Bond was posted by a profes sional bondsman from Des Moines DECIDE ON HOME FOR GOVERNOR State Committee Picks Nollen Home at Des Moines A special state committee Friday decided to purchase the Gerard S Nollen home at 2900 Grand avenue as Iowa governors mansion The price for the building and grounds was TThe Nollen home was one of for which the committee had been negotiating after previously elim inating several other prospects Purchase of a governors man sion was authorized by the las legislature which appropriated with which to buy o build and decorate and furnish a home The committee which made th selection included 6 legislator and the 5 members of the stat executive council It was reported that Governo Robert D Blue did not participat in the secret ballot Senator Fred Maytag RNew chairman of the committee said no decision had been mad on how much will be spent fo remodeling redecorating and fur nishing but unofficial estimates were understood to include plan which might bring the total cos including the purchase price o the home up to Ottumwa esti mated at more than re ulted when the Ottumwa Coun ry club was destroyed Friday ight by a fire which broke out uring a Thanksgiving dance The 45yearold 1J story frame tructure was destroyed The fire was discovered in the tub basement at about p i by a guest At the direction of tub Manager Dave Bnnella the pproximately 100 persons pres nt and the orchestra left the uilding in orderly fashion No ne was injured Russia Against Government Plan m Germany 1 in 16 Crazy New York Vladimi Eliasberg a psychiatrist saidFri day that one person in 16 is crazj Eight hundred thousand insan people are in institutions he saic but 8000000 more are on th I loose wandering the streets The blaze spread rapidly and although 4 fire companies fought it portions of the tsructure began collapsing at about midnight The fire burned for more than 3 hours E L Leslie club president said the building was insured A near by golf shop and dance floor also suffered some damage The clubhouse was located in the North Ottumwa residential section Specific cause of the fire was not immediately known HAITIS SWITCH BOLSTERS PLAN FOR PALESTINE Republics Change From Opponent to Supporter Almost Assures Passage United Nations Hall Flushing N Y aboutface by the tiny republic of Haiti appeared likely Friday to assure the parti tion of Palestine into Arab and Jewish states by the United Na tions general assembly Haitis switch from an oppon ent to a supporter of partition was reported in a United Press dis patch from Port Au Prince as the 57 United Nations returned from their 1day holiday to end their and fateful fight over the Holy Lands future As delegates convened for an allday session aimed at winding up the Palestine the 1947 assembly sup porters of partition counted at least 29 votes for splitting Pales tine and 14 votes against That would give partitionists one more than the twothirds ma jority they need to win Reliable sources said mean while that Luxembourg France and possibly Yugoslavia Argen tina Paraguay and Honduras would swing from the absten tion bloc and support partition In the Arabs camp there was still hope that Liberia one of the large group of fencesitters would vote no thus making it neces sary for partition to clear 30 votes Arabs also kept pressing to get a delegate from Siam accred ited by the new government in Bangkok in time to revive the previous Siamese vote against splitting Palestine The Bangkok government disowned the Siamese delegation here as the assembly Senate Slaps Arms Purchase Ban on Stopgap Relief Bill Palestine debate LECLERC DIES IN AIR CRASH French War Leader Is Killed in Sahara Desert Paris air ministry an nounced Friday Gen eClerc Frances famous armored warfare leader was killed in an airplane crash in the Sahara desert Air Secretary Andre Maroselli said his plane crashed 20 miles from ColombBechar 200 miles south of Oran and near the Al geriaMorocco border It was in Vfrica that leCIerc first gained ame in the war against Germany and Italy It was understood that 12 per sons were aboard the plane and hat all were burned to death LeCIerc lately inspector general of French North African forces leaded a French division in the 3 S 3rd armys drive against the Germans and led French forces into Strasbourg and Paris He later went to the Pacific and last year made a survey in Indochina His real name is Count Philippe de leCIerc being a nomme de guerre FINLAND STRIKE IS CALLED OFF Over 40000 Government Workers Back to Jobs Helsinki Finland strike of more than 40000 government employes which tied up commun ications railroads planes anc ships and dosed schools for 2 days was called off Friday Konsti Jarnefelt chairman o the organization of Finlands civi servants announced the end the strike by radio saying During the 2 days the strike lasted the organization has found out what disastrous consequences a continued strike may have for the country Want Big 4 Ministers to Wait Until Central Rule Can Be Founded London Foreign Minister V M Molotov appealed 0 the council of foreign ministers Friday against the establishment of any segment government of 3ermany French sources said The French said Molotov asked the ministers of the United States 3reat Britain and France to with hold action until a central govern ment for all Germany could be founded Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin replied that Britain could make no engagement on what might happen after the conference should there 3e no agreement on a central gov ernment for Germany The fourth council session was marked by agreement upon the insistence of French Foreign Min ister George Bidault that the council adhere strictly to the order of business approved earlier The United States supported Bidault Deputies of the Foreign Minis ters meanwhile were reported to have received from France a pro posal that Russia receive 000 from current production in Austria as part of the general re parations settlement A Soviet source said however that Russia likely to reject the French compromise temporarily at least British sources said Molotov temporarily blocked a British pro posal to set up frontier commis sions for Germany and also block ed a French request for the eco nomic incorporation of the Saar Valley and its coal into France Molotov remarked that this was not the time to decide upon the Saar The informant said the French suggested that Russia receive a third of the production of the Zis terdorf oU fields indefinitely and take over virtually all Austrian shipping on the Danube A Rus sian source forecast that the So viet Union would reject the French compromise on the issue of what constitute German assets in Aus tria The French proposals were said to have been made in a new at tempt to break the deadlock among Russia the United States Great Britain and France on what constitute German assetsin Aus tria ITALIAN ARMY CONTROL MILAN Thousands of Workers Stage 1 Day Walkout Rome i Milans military AP Wirephoto HANDS ACROSS THE Ambassador Alberto Tarchiani left accepts from Mayor Walter F Murray of Dunkirk N a mountain of food of the citys in Thanksgiving Day gifts for the invasion city of Anzio Italy garrison took control of that city and province Friday as thousands of workers demonstrated in a one day general strike which crippled transportation The commander of the garrison in Milan Italys 2nd city informec the government at Rome thai troops were taking over civil functions Labor organizations called the strike quickly followed by left istled demonstrations to protest the national governments remov al of Ettore Troilo as prefect at Milan The mayor Antonio Grep pi resigned in sympathy and dis patches to Rome newspapers said 160 communist and socialist may ors throughout the province also had quit their posts The Milan communist news paper LUnita called for more manifestations of protest declar ing the ouster of Troilo an act of hostility against Milanese workers The newspaper assailed the Christian democratic govern ment of Premier Alcide De Gas peri singling out his interior minister Mario Scelba Troilos followers said he was sympathetic to claims of Work s Dispatches said barricades were being erected in the streets as 9000 workers converged on the prefecture One dispatch to the newspaper La Republica said some radio and telephone stations had been seized by the crowds Romes communist newspaper also called LUnita in a special edition devoted its entire front page to the Milan disorders Collect Aid for Europe Burlington collec tions still coming in more than 600 bushels of corn were piled on a downtown Burlington street Friday in the drive to collect corn and clothing for the needy of Eu rope The Des Moines county goa is a carload of corn in addition to clothing and cash ers Lawmakers Also Vote OntheGround Check for Aid Operations Washington The senate voted Friday to ban France Italy and Austriafroin purchasing arms with any aid received under the administrations emergency assistance bill Action on the proposal by Sen ator Taylor DIdaho was taken by voice vote after Chairman Van denberg RMich of the foreign relations committee said nothing in the bill remotely contemplates arms purchases of any kind Moving quickly through amend ments so that a final vote can be taken Monday the senate also adopted A proposal by Senator Ferguson RMich to allow an onthe ground check on operations of the foreign relief program by mem bers of the senate and house for eign affairs and appropriations committees A proposal by Senator Donnel RMo specifying that congress shall have the deciding voice so ar as this country is concerned n disposing of any leftover funds Jut in trust by foreign govern ments to pay for relief goods Senator Kern offering another amendment to require re ports every 3 months from the countries receiving aid sought to postpone a vote on his proposal until Monday but Vandenberg objected Vandenberg said1 he had agreed LO delay a final vote on the Toil itself only under ah agreement that amendments would be dis posed of Friday The whitehouse said meanwhile that President Trumans message to congress on the longrange selfhelp recovery plan for Europe will notlikely be ready before Dec 8 until after the presidents return from a Florida trip Senator Taft ROhio told th senate Friday that the Truman ad ministrations policies are largelj responsible for the economic chaos in Europe Taking the floor to announce that he will vote for the emergen cy European relief measure thj Ohio senator said however tha Americans cannot continue muc longer the rate of assistance thej are giving to Europe As the senate drove to comple NATION HOLIDAY DEATH TOLL 128 lllFWsons Killed in Traffic Accidents By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS At least 128 persons lost their ves in accidents as the nation ob erved the Thanksgiving holiday A survey showed that 112 traf c fatalities and 16 violent deaths rom other causes were reported iroughout the country from 6 p i CST Wednesday to midnight hursday Of the 16 deaths from miscel aneous causes 3 resulted from unting accidents one from a and one from tion of its emergency aid bill Sen ator Chavez DN M withdrew his amendment which would hav enabled the United States to sea industrial goods to South Americ in exchange for commodities which would then be sent t Europe Brooklyn Cops Make Happy Thanksgiving tor Family oi 5 T i 1I iU T TlinlrAll flllf tnVn New York was cold without an overcoat But it wasnt the freezing weather that made the man shiver as he stood out side the police station Finally he approached Detec tive Walter Laurie Its Thanksgiving the man blurted out and my wife and 2 kids have nothing to eat Can you help me Laurie invited him inside The man identified himself as Louis Cianci 46 He explained that he had broken his back 2 years ago in a construction accident and that he now received only a month from workmens compen sation Ive pawned my overcoat and my wife has pawned her wed ding ring and now theres nothing left to buy food for the kids he said Capt Daniel Cashman and Sgt Thomas Mulligan agreed with Laurie that something had to be done But all the stores were closed So the 3 Brooklyn cops went to work on the telephone Neighbor hood merchants agreed to open their stores Jake Kleinman a butcher gave a spiced ham and some other meat Milton Ingber gave potatoes onions and celery Joseph Deguida a grocer gave some bread and canned sardines A restaurant contributed 4 com plete turkey dinners Laurie picked put some toys a wooden horse and a toy from the police Christmas toy col lection He dug out an old over coat from the back of his locker Then the 3 policemen went 1 Ciancis 4room apartment wher they gave the presents to Mrs Ruth Cianci 43 and the children Robert 3 and oneyearold Free Well its all yours the licemen said as they left Happ Thanksgiving lane mishap rowning Illinois led the nation with 14 eaths 12 of them resulting from raffle mishaps on icecoated treets and highways This years Thanksgiving acci lental death toll compared with 3 for the holiday last year There were 69 traffic deaths in the 1946 oil MERCURY DIPS TO ZERO MARK AT MASON CIY Waterloo Has 6 Above Iowa City Dubuque Spencer Report 9 Above By ASSOCIATED FKESS A new Iowa low lor the winter was established at the Decorah weather station early Friday when the temperature dropped to 7 below zero It was Iowas first subzero reading of tne season The De corah gauge perennially turns out the states lowest readings be cause of its location in a deep val ley Mason City reported a tow of zero and other chilly points included Waterloo with 6 above and Iowa City Dubuque and Spencer with above Light snow flurries fell at nu merous points Tuesday The only snow of any importance reported jy the weather bureau was Du juque where about an inch fell The state highway patrol re ported meanwhile that roads throughout most of the state were In good condition Friday Roads are normal throughout southern Iowa In northwestern the main slippery stretch is just west of Spirit Lake near the junction of Nos 71 and 9 Throughout northeastern and eastern Iowa roads generally are in good condition except for oc casional brief icy stretches near Mason City Garner Elkader Du buque Cedar Rapids Marengo and Davenport the patrol said The weather bureau predicted that temperatures would average near normal in western Iowa over the next 5 days and slightly below normal in eastern Iowa Snow is orccast forSunday and again ext Wednesday Cold weather lingered over the ortheastern quarter of the coun y Friday and federal foreeart rs said there was no immediate elief in sight In other sections of the country omperatures were moderate and unny skies were predicted for lost of the south and west New seasonal lows were re orted in some sections of the mid The coldest weather was in Minnesota with Duluths 2 below owest on the early morning map Minneapolis and St loud shivered in zero tempera ures Chicagos 12 above was a ew low for the season Snow flurries were reported uring the night from the Dakotas nd eastern Nebraska eastward to he Appalachians 2 TEENAGERS DIE IN CRASH 2 Other Young lowans Hurt in CarTrain Wreck Perry Gartner 16 oi Rippey andClyde Duncan 18 of Bagley were killed here Thursday night in a cartrain collision Hospitalized here with injuries were two other teenagers Lois Duncan sister of Clyde and Dean Thaler Scranton who wasdriv ing the car Lois Duncan suffered severe fa cial cuts and other injuries Thaler suffered a broken leg and shock The two couples were driving to a roller skating rink after attend ing a movie here The car and a Minneapolis and St Louis motor train collided at a crcossing SAME Slack flat muni ttadlo death In put 24 boars U S Population Hits AilTime High Washington popula tion of the United States reache an alltime high of 144708000 o Oct 1 the census bureau reportet Friday This was a gain of 13000000 o 99 per cent over the 1940 figur of 101669275 The 1930 popula tion was 122775046 The census bureau estimate that the civilian population wa 143373000 on Oct 1 Weather Report FORECAST Uason City Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday with no de cided change in temperature Scattered light snow Friday night Low Friday night 5 to 10 High Saturday 25 to 30 oiva Mostly cloudy with scat tered light snow Friday night Saturday partly cloudy No de cided change in temperature Low Friday night 10 northeast to 20 southwest High Saturday 25 northeast to 34 southwest owa 5day Weather Outlook Temperatures average near normal in western Iowa and slightly below normal In east ern Iowa Normal high 36 north to 42 south Normal low 19 north to 24 south There will be frequent temperature fluc tuations in western Iowa Con tinued cold Saturday Slightly warmer Sunday and colder Monday and Tuesday Warmer again on Wednesday Precipita tion will average near one quarter inch Snow Sunday and again Wednesday Minnesota Generally fair and continued cold Friday night and Saturday IN AAASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 28 Minimum 0 At 8 a m Friday 7 Precipitation 01 Snow i inch YEAR AGO Maximum 36 Minimum20 Accident Injuries Fatal to Iowa Farmer St Donalus serv ices were being arranged here Fri day for Edwin Felderman 61 yearold farmer who was fatally injured Wednesday night in a traf fic accident near   

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