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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 8, 1947, Mason City, Iowa t ffl NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H I Aiti DES KB IKES HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AWL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL UV Aaodatcd tad United Full Lcucd Wiio Five MASON CITI IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 8 1947 This Paper Consists ot Two No 31 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor KCLO Muon City Sunday P m WLCX U Crojjf p m WTAD Qulnoy WOI Ineidmy m m WSUI City Thoraday p m A Reporter Looks at United Nations I suspect that if I had tried to plan it I couldnt have picked i a better day for my introduction I to the general assembly of the i United Nations Just about every thing imaginable in the way of fireworks happened to take place on the day I was there My visit to Flushing Meadow was sandwiched in between 2 dates in a white ihouse preview of a television safety film in whichlast June I i had an extremely minor role the i other a couple of days later a national P T A safety sym postai Of necessity therefore my day at the United Nations session had i to be on a Thursday I had no choice with respect to my menu TT wasnt until I arrived at A Flushing Meadow seat of New Yorks world fair that I learned 3 important items were on the days agenda One of these had to do with filling a vacancy on the security council an issue that had been deadlocked for a month and a half Another was the selection of 2 nations to fill vacancies on the DN trusteeship council And the 3rd was the question of setting tip what was referred to as a Little Assembly for the purpose of thwarting Russias veto obstruction in the security coun cil More about these later But be fore my report on the business at hand Id like to tell you about the temporary seat of the United Nations general assembly great sprawling building K Jmade over to house the as t sernbly was erected for the worlds fair about 10 years ago It is one of the 2 fair buildings left stand ing I am told For a number of years it was used as a skating rink The trip out from downtown New York fa best made by sub way set off your trailswalk dbwti a quarter mile ramp and your attention is attracted by a great circle of flags iefore national colors of Ae 57 nations which at present constitute the United Nations Incidentally these flags are rotated in their position every day so that no country will have reason to believe that its import ance is being underrated WITH your credentials duly examined by a guard on duty at the outer gate of the great building you are directed to press headquarters In my case ij meant seeking out the Associated Press headquarters and its major domo Charlie Grumich The day was a bit chilly by reason of a November overcast and I was a bit surprised to find that the inside temperature wasnl substantially higher than thai outdoors The reason No centra heating plant has been provided for the assembly building Before taking my seat in the press gallery of the assembly hall I was taken on a tour of the building The ground level floor is largely given over to lounges and cafeterias with the numerous newspaper and radio headquar ters on the 2nd floor along with the assembly hall itself At 2 places and perhaps more in the great building screens and television equipment are provided This makes it possible for visitors notjbnly to hear but to see what is taking place in the formal ses sions ON being taken to the press gal lery seat assigned to me found myself in possession of an ingenious little gadget roughly resembling the walkietalkie set so much utilized during the war It consisted of a set of ear phones and a little battery box about the size of a small book Recessed into the top of this little box were 2 dials Bymoving one of these I was able to regulate the volume With the other I could tune in on the assemblys interpreting service By moving the dial I could hear the speaker in his original voice in English in French in Spanish in Russian or in Chinese as I wished After the novelty had worn off I confined myself pretty much to the English translation TjvROM my perch in the rear o the hall I could look down upon the delegate body And an interesting sight it was with the delegations of all the nations ar ranged alphabetically in their seating starting with Argentina To my left in about the center of the hall was the American delegation headed that day by John Foster Dulles Senator Aus tin chairman was absent becans of an important conference a Lake Success on the Palestine sit uation OVER to the right was the Rus sian delegation under the ban CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 STORM HITS IOWA PHONE LINES FRENCH UNION WORKERS SNOB STRIKE ORDER Civil Servants and Subway Groups Refuse Call by Red Leaders Paris civil servants ederation and Paris subway workers refused to obey a strike all by their communist union eaders Monday and the number f idle workers in France fell be ow the 1000000 mark The subway and bus strike in Paris failed so badly that the gen eral union of metropolitan sub way workers called off a 48hour demonstration strike shortly after 11 a m 5 a m E S T Up to that time subway service had been normal not enough workers obeyed the strike call to low service A couple of subur an bus lines stopped operations mt Paris buses continued their chedules even though labor lead ers had strewn nails in the streets o puncture their tires leaders of the confederation urned down the governments final peace offer of a a month costofliving bonus last night as soon as work was re sumed The confederation re newed its demand for a new guar anteed minimum wage Over the weekend about half of the 2000000 workers who had teen on strike returned to their obs and the yovernment an nounced that it considered the communist labor offensive about whipped Gen Charles de Gaulle the bitterest enemy of the commun sts won another municipal elec ion in Le Havre Sunday Candidates of his rally of the French peoplereceived 41 per cent of the votes the commun sts 40 per cent force who sup ported Premier Bobert Schumans middleoftheroad government received the rest i 3 DIE IN IOWA AUTO ACCIDENTS Weekend Deaths Boost State Total to 525 Traffic accidents over the week end claimed the lives of 3 per sons in Iowa boosting the states auto accident death count to 525 Mrs L R Randall of Quincy was killed in an accident near Hamburg Saturday night in which 3 other persons were in jured The injured were reportec fl very satisfactory condition al a Nebraska City Nebr hospital Sunday night George H Collins 67 a black smith was killed at Fort Dodge Saturday night when he was struck by a car driven by Dr E H Beeh Dr Beeh told police Collins stepped from behind a parked car into the path of his machine At Marshalltown Max Smith an 32 of Cedar Rapids was lulled and 2 companions were in jured when the car in which they were riding Saturday nigh skidded on an icy curve on high way 30 and hit a semitrailer truck uheerFund Extends Aid to Overseas HE 1947 Christ fas Cheer Fund is now formally launched It was started with the presentation of the famous Empty Stock ing picture on Page 1 in the last issue plus the even more famous Letter to Virginia on he editorial page This venture in what we like to all applied Christianity was tarted back in 1925 Never once has there been a failure to reach he goal set with a generous over ubscription Last years total was on a goal of The goal set for this years fund s an added appeal to le described later in this article may push the total far beyond that igrure Throughout its existence Christ nas Cheer has been administered the Social Welfare League for many years by Mabel Blaise more recently by Doris Bruce Now that organizations name las been changed to Family Sery ce Inc but Miss Bruce is still at the helm as executive secre ary The administration this year will be in her the contributions received in advance of the formal opening of the cam paign have already been placed n her hands At the suggestion of a number of persons interested in this cause and with the wholehearted ap proval of Miss Bruce an import ant change is being made in the nvestment of this years fund It has been determined thai Mason Citys needs this year will call for no more than But Jiere is unprecedented need on the part of children overseas BECAUSE OR JOTS iCONDI TION IT HAS BEEN TO USE ONE HALF SUM RAISED FOR THE ALLE VIATING OF THAT SUFFERING IN DISTANT THE TRUEST TRADITION OF CHRISTMAS And to make sure that every cent is wisely spent the Christmas Cheer Fund contribution will be forwarded to that great and ef ficient organization known as CARE The magnificent performance of CARE in getting more than a dollars value for a dollar spent das been the subject of many a magazine article newspaper edi torial and radio commentary in recent weeks In practical effect what this SAME Black 1UI means traUlo duth In put 24 honrs Chaplain at Rockford Promoted to Colonel in Officers Reserve Rev Thoma Conroy pastor of the Holy Nairn church at Rockford and St John church at Cartersville past de partment chaplain of the Ameri can Legion and veteran of Worlc wars I and II who was dischargee with the rank of lieutenant col onel was recently promoted t full colonel in the officers reserv of the army Father Conro served in the Aleutians and th European and Pacific theaters i the recent war It is estimated that about 7 pe cent of the tea drunk in Americ is consumed at afternoon tea par ties AP Wireplloto SAVED BY PURPLE Sgt Hubert Greer 36 of White Pigeon Mich points to purple heart on his jacket which he said saved him from possible death when he was slashed Monday by 2 holdup men who took 1400 from him His fiancee Miss Beulah McCann whom he was to have married Tuesday looks on Seek Ban on Premium Prices for Supplies in Stopgap Foreign Relief Bill MOLOTOVSETSI HIGH PRICE FOR GERMANY PACT Wants Billion in Reparations Repeal of Economic Merger London JP Foreign Minister V M Mololov Monday listed 000000000 reparations and repeal of the economic merger of the British and American zones as the price of soviet agreement to the economic unification Germany Under western pressure Molo tov detailed Russias demands on Germany for the first time since the foreign ministers council con vened Nov 25 He coupled his reparations de mand a reiteration of previous soviet figures with an attack upon BritishAmerican plans for eco nomic revival of their occupation areas These he said were aimed at the liquidation of Germany as an independent state The soviet statement came after U S Secretary State Mar shall joined British and French representatives in a 3 power meeting Sunday night Molotovs statement appeared to bring no change in last springs stand by the Russians which deadlocked the foreign ministers mcetins in Moscow He said the claim to war damages should be paid over 20 years in industria equipment current production German assets abroad and various services Marshall saw British Foreigr Secretary Ernest Bevin ant Frances Georges Eidault in wha apparently was an effort to con solidate the western position prio to meeting Monday afternoon with Soviet Foreign Minister V M Molotov years Christmas means is this 1 Every needy Cheer plan in our own community will be cared for as adequately as ever in the past 2 The generosity of local giv ers will bring food and clothing to empty stomachs and shivering bodies in Europe In short our contributions in cash will be a contribution to world peace and security We ap proach will have favor with our generoushearted people If how ever there are those who wish their contributions used wholly locally this can be specified and their wish will be respected In the next issue contributions received prior to the formal open ing of the solicitation will be listed From then on the gifts will be set forth as they are received from day to day Identification will be by name unless otherwise requested Your currency or by cheek large or small should either be delivered to the business office of the GlcibeGazette or mailed to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Approaches Series of Test Votes in Hduse Washington plan to bar government paymentof premium prices for relief supplies was ad vanced Monday as the emergency foreign aid bill approached a se ries of test ballots in the house Backed by the foreign affairs committee one effect of the plan would be to prevent the govern ment from buying Argentine wheat at a price higher than the American wheat price Chairman Eaton RN J told newsmen the committee would offer an amendment pro tiibiting government purchases either at home or abroad at a price above prevailing prices in this country at the time of the pur chases For example Eaton said it Walking Fish Caught Melbourne Australia fish which has two hind legs and walks on the bottom of the ocean using its fins like arms to main tain its balance was caught off western australia by members of the Council for Scientific and In dustrial Research would prevent the government from buying wheat from Argen tina at a bushel when it is low er than thatin this country Opponents of foreign aid con ceded the house would pass a mea sure of some sort and the fight was over what shape it would take Rep Leo Allen who opposes the bill told reporters there would be no more than 75 votes against final passage With one vacancy the house now has 434 members The first amendment the house took up was one by Rep Edwin A Hall RN Y proposing that from WO to 500 county farm agents be sent abroad to handle distribution of relief Rep Cox DGa termed Halls proposal impractical Halls amendment was shouted down by voice vote Western Rail Passenger Rates Boosted Washington interstate commerce commission Monday authorized increases in first class passenger fares on western rail roads and in passenger coach fares on the New York New Haven and Hartford railroad The increase effective on all lines operating west of the Mis sissippi river amounts to 606 per cent for travel in sleeping and parlor cars This brings these charges even with the rate schedules authorized for first class travel in the east last June The coach fare increase granted to the New Haven involves a 15 per cent hike over the present coach fare rate of 25 cents per mile raising the rate to 2875 cents a mile In both cases acted upon Mon day the I C C authorized the increases to be made effective on 5 days notice to the public Coach fares in the west now 25 cents per mile are not affected by the first class travel charge changes The western railroads which also based their plea for an in crease on rising costs are now authorized to Increase the basic oneway pas senger fare in standard sleeping and parlor cars from 33 cents to approximately 35 cents per mile with proportionate increases in round trip fares and excess bag gage rates which are figuerd on the basic rate To increase basic oneway fares in tourist sleeping cars from 275 to 3 cents per mile with propor tionate increases in round trip rales The nearly extinct white Rhi noceros is with the exception of the elephant the largest of land mammals In some types of paper mills about 4 gallons of turpentine are sometimes produced per ton of pulp 3 UNINJURED IN BOMB EXPLOSION Family Upstairs as Blast Damages Home Des Moines P F Na tale his wile and their baby es caped injury when a bomb partb wrecked their home on the north edge of Des Moines Sunday whil they were asleep in an upstair room The bomb exploded about a m blowing a window and case ment into the dining room shat tering furniture and tearing chunks of plaster from the walls Deputy Sheriffs Joe Smith am George Rouse said they found 51 feet burned fuse debris at tb scene but no traces the boml or its materials remained Dr Natale said he had no ide who planted the bomb GlObeGazettfi Photo SNOW SHOVELS AGAINJ A Wiley 323 Rhode Island S E like a lot of others got out the old snow shovel again Monday morning and went to work Here he is shoveling snow from the sidewalk in front of tlie First Baptist church Members of the church take turns at keeping the walks clean LI S Prints German and KoreanMoney Washington IP The United tales treasury has printed new urrency for occupied Germany nd Korea to be issued in the vent of continued failure to each agreement with Soviet Rus a on a peace settlement Responsible government offi ials confirmed the action Monday fter keeping it a top secret for ceeks because of the Big Four orcign ministers conference at ondon Drew Pearson news commen ator said in a broadcast Sunday ight 3 carloads of new currency or Germany had been actually lipped from Washington to irooklyn under close guard The move forecast revaluation f both the German marlteand the torean won in line with an ounced United States policy A anking official in the occupation dministration said a prime pur ose was to cope with inflationary rends Black market rates have fallen ar below the arbitrary valuations f the monetary units fixed by greement among the wartime al ies A new currency issue in the western zones of Germany also vill permit outlawing the flood f occupation bills Russia has irinted from plates supplied in vartime 1944 by the United States Some of these vere redeemed at face value in dollars up to late 1945 congress vas told at a senate hearing last une REPORT SEARCH BY ROMANIANS U S Diplomats Army Personnel Get Pushed Washington IP Oricial re ports that police in cimmunist iominated Romania searched the iomes and automobiles of United States diplomatic and military of icials were made public Monday by Senator Knowland He said he would tell the senate lhat our diplomatic and military lersonnel has been pushed around in violation of ordinary diplomatic courtesy Knowland told reporters he first earned of the incidents on an overseas European inspection trip and that a cable from the Ameri can minister in Romania Ru dolph E Schoenfeld confirmed hese instances 1 Romanian secret police twice searched the home of a cap tain attached to the American mil itary staff despite protests of the captain that his wife was expect ing an infant and could not be disturbed 2 A car carrying an American flag and Secretary Ferguson of Lhe American legation was halted by 5 men including a uniformed policeman and Ferguson was questioned at gun point and then detained 20 minutes 3 Homes of a sergeant and a lieutenant on the American mil itary staff also were searched by secret police Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cold through Tuesday Low Monday night near 5 below zero High Tuesday 15 to 20 Iowa Fair and quite cold Monday night Low Monday night 0 to 10 above except 10 below in snow covered areas of north west portion Generally fair Tuesday not so cold northwest and central west portions High Tuesday 20 to 26 Minnesota Decidedly colder Mon day and Monday night with temperatures falling to 10 to 15 below northwest and zero to 5 below southeast by Tuesday morning Partly cloudy Monday with snow flurries east portion Clearing Monday night Tues day generally fair with rising temperatures in northwest por tion Tuesday afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Monday Precipitation 32 6 6 32 Snow 3 inches YEAR AGO Maximum 54 Minimum 36 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 32 Minimum 30 At 8 a m Sunday 30 Trace Snow YEAR AGO Maximum 51 Minimum 28 SERVICE TO 34 TOWNS CUT BY NEAR BLIZZARD Highways Slippery in Northern Area But No Main Roads Closed Thirtyfour towns in north cen tral and northeast Iowa were cut oif from long distance telephone service Monday following snow sleet and high winds Sunday and Sunday night Meanwhile there was up to 6 inches of snow on the ground at some points in the area east from Sioux City to Fort Dodge and Mason City Highways in the storm area were slippery and hazardous but no main roads were reported closed The Northwestern Bell Tele phone company which placed damage from the latest storm at an estimated said some of the isolated towns were those to which service was cut off by similar storms last week About 550 linemen were at work and the company said it hoped to restore service by Monday night on the 335 lines disrupted The company said the cumulative total damage from last weeks and Sundays storms ivould amount to about Among places isolated were West Union Sumner Belmond Ackley and Lansing An attempt was being made to serve West Union with emergency radio equipment at Oelwein Carl Dwyer Mason City man ager of the Northwestern Bell Tel ephone company reported Mon day that a number circuits out of Mason City were not in use due to the storm Service was cut off to Iowa Falls Charles City Sioux City and Dubuque and a number of small towns surrounding Mason 2ity Fifteen repair crews were working in this area together with maintenance crews repairing the damage as rapidly as possible Three inches of snow was re ported at Mason City which was about average in north central owa Snow fell Saturday and Sunday night over an area northwest of a line through Council Bluffs Car roll Fort Dodge and New Hamp ton Six inches was reported at Sioux City 7 inches at Forest City and 3 inches at New Hampton The highway commission re ported all roads open in northern Iowa Roads are icy or packed snow but there is little glare ice Driving at a reasonable speed is not dangerous No roads have been reported blocked and the work of snow plows on the main highways Sunday have left the highways in fair condition From Winnebago and Hancock county on the west to Howard and Chickasaw county on the east and from the Minnesota line to the south of Cerro Gordo county high ways are reported slippery due mostly to packed snow The Iowa Safety Patrol re ported ice on the sides the highways in the southwestern part of the state and in the vicinity ol Atlantic Highways were re ported slippery in spots near Council Bluffs Western Iowa and around Cher okee Sheldon Spencer and Fort Dodge highways were reported slippery in spots due to packed snow and ice Icy spots also re ported around Cedar Falls Iowa Falls and Waterloo Snow flurries reported around West Union and Dubuque Monday morning and roads were slippery in spots Around Cedar Rapids and Clinton roads were reported normal according to the Iowa State Safety patrol Bus service was reported nor mal on the Jefferson Transporta tion company lines the Winne bago Lines Inc and the Mason City Motor Coach company Meanwhile lowans prepared for temperatures of zero and be low Tuesday morning to follow the Iowa low of 3 above at Sioux City Monday morning The weather bureau said tem peratures Tuesday morning would range from zero to 10 below in the northwest and north central por tions of the state and zero to 10 above elsewhere Railroads were running ap proximately on time and no diffi culty was encountered anywhere along the lines according to re ports Monday morning The Mason City GlobeGazette due to stormcaused damage to tel ephone long distance lines was getting its Associated Press state wirephoto service by a round about route Monday The Ameri can Telephone and Telegraph long lines department routed Mason Citys circuit out of Des Moines via Chicago and Minne apolis thence south to the Cerro Gordo county seat nearly 1100 additional miles It is estimated that rats do an average of damage on U B farms every year
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