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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 11, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                r H I I If i iti Li Li MIS I HE HIVES I A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL uv Associated FKM United Pttat Fall Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 11 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One No 54 ROME GRIP OF REDLED STRIKE 6 FOUND ALIVEFrench OIITOF29MENinMoscow ABOARD PLANE Rescue Parly Reaches Wrecked Military Craft in Labrador Wilderness Westover Field Mass The U S air transport command an nounced Thursday there were only 6 survivors of the 29 Ameri can military men aboard the huge transport plane that crashed in Labradors icy wilderness Tues day midnight A doctor who landed at the wreckage 8 miles north of Goose Bay Deported that 23 were killed in the survivors and dead arebeing withheld pending receipt of a complete report A hard driving wet snow has prevented any largescale rescue AP Wirephoto AIR CRASH locates trading post of Northwest River cross about 15 miles north of Goose Lake Lebrador near where an army transport plane crashed Tuesday midnight operation but doctors and medical supplies are being landed by heli copter The transport plunged flaming to earth in wooded hilly country that could not be reached by air or ground for nearly 24 hours A rugged rescue party travel ing overland with dogsleds reach ed the wreckage Wednesday night first reports of the survivors came only after the landing of a radioequipped helicopter Stormy weather hampered com munications even though only 8 miles separated the scene of the wreck from the Goose Bay airfield where the rescue operations are being directed First reports received at ATC headquarters here did not give the condition of the survivors The rocky with it virtually impossible to remove the injured by land The helicopter dispatched to Labrador when the transport crashed has been making relay hops between Goose Bay airfield and the scene of the crash GOP Leaders Push Bill to Curb Prices Washington leaders Thursday brushed aside President Trumans new call for his 10point antiinflation pro gram and pushed their own bill toward approval by the house banking committee by nightfall Chairman Wolcott flatly predicted approval by his committee and told reporters H the president doesnt want it he doesnt have to take it En forcement of the program we pro pose is discretionary At his news conference Mr Truman said anything short of the program he has proposed to curb living costs will be inadequate His program he said should be carried out to the letter This included requests for standby pricewage and rationing au thority Mr Truman sharply criticized a republicansponsored proposal to relax the antitrust laws suf ficiently to permit industry to reach voluntary agreements to al locates its products and possible to reduce prices There will be no realxation of the antitrust laws he said so long as he is president This brought a prompt com ment from Senator Taft R that Mr Truman doesnt clearly understand what the republicans are proposing in a bill offered by Wolcott in the house Any voluntary agreement which would call for an exemp tion from the antitrust laws would have to be approved by the president or the attorney general Taft told newsmen Lashes France Paris Col Raymond Marquie chief of the ousted French repatriation mission to Moscow who Wednesday attacked his government for its malicious attitude toward Russia was identified Thursday as a com munist of many years standing who wants to stay in the soviet union One of Veteran Minister Fran cols Mitterands aides declared that if Marquiss statements Wed nesday night in Moscow are con firmed he will be dismissed and expelled from the army as soon as he gets back Marquie and the 4 other members of the mission are due to leave Moscow Friday The veterans ministry said Marquie was appointed to his post more than a year ago when Com munist Laurent Casanova headed the ministry The war ministry termed his rank fictitious say ing that before the war he was a staff sergeant in the reserve A spokesman at the veterans ministry said Marquie was mak ing every effort to remain in the U S S R despite his expulsion with the 4 other members of his mission The Russian government ordered expulsion of the mission in retaliation for similar French action against the soviet repara tion mission in France Expulsion of the French mission was reported in a soviet note which the French government Wednesday refused to accept be cause of its strong language and the fact it had been published be fore delivery The foreign ministry said the French charge daffaires in Mos cow pursuant to instruction Wednesday handed the note bac to soviet authorities in the after noon The note also protested th treatment of soviet citizens France Marquie accused his govern ment of plotting for 3 months t evict the Russian from France and of systematically carrying out this plan His state ments were published here Thurs day in the communist newspape LHumanite North Iowa Roads Are Still Slippery Des Moines drop in thi mercury to 3 below zero at Spen cer Wednesday night made the northwest Iowa city the states cold spot the weather bureau re ported Spencer had the only subzero reading listed by the weather bu reau There was little new snow bu up to 4 inches of snow remainec on the ground at Charles City and Sioux City The weather bureau reported inches still on the ground at Dav enport Burlington Waterloo Du buque Cedar Rapids and Atlantic and one inch in Des Moines Iowa City Ottumwa and Oskaloosa Fog hampered driving at Coun cil Bluffs Mason City and Atlan tic Except in northern Iowa where rroads remain icy high ways are nearly normal except for slippery spots US Egg Production Sets New Record High Washington nations chickens are paying little attention to the governments campaign for eggless days it appeared Thurs day The agriculture department re ported that total egg production last month set a new record high for November Farm flocks aver aging 87 eggs per layer produced 3291000000 eggs Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Light snow showers Thursday night Not quite so cold and clearing Friday Low Thursday night near 15 High Friday 20 to 25 Iowa Considerable cloudiness Thursday night and Friday with light snow Friday and in north west portion Thursday night Not quite so cold extreme northwest portion Thursday night Low Thursday night 15 northwest to 25 southeast High Friday 25 to 30 Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness Thursday night and Friday with light snow Thursday night and continuing north Friday not quite so cold south and ex treme east Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 25 Minimum 10 At 8 a m Thursday 12 YEAR AGO Maximum 39 Minimum 28 I TRAIN COLLISION wreckage of 2 MissouriKansasTexas trains carrying 42 passengers was still burning Thursday morning when this aerial view New Braunsfels Texas MissouriKansasTexas passenger trains collided headon near here Wednesday night and exploded into flames killing 2 trainmen injuring 9 other persons and leaving 3 men missing 2 of them crewmen and another a railroad inspector The northbound train the Katy Flyer was enroute to Kansas City and St Louis The southbound train the Katy Limited was en route to San Antonio Both trains were heavily loaded with Christmas mail An esti Quell Flare of Shooting in Jerusalem Jerusalem quellec an outbreak of shooting in th Jewish quarter of Jerusalem Thursday and reported the death of 2 more Arabs in other parts o Palestine Police raced into Jerusalem1 Jewish quarter when sporadi rifle fire resumed after nightlonj sniping that wounded several per sons As soon as police appeared the combatants melted away am the shooting ended A grenade hurled from a truck load of Jews killed one Arab and wounded 4 others in Haifa An other Arab was shot to death by a military sentry when the Arab tried to scale a wall at a British detention camp at Latrun A woman was killed in the JaffaTel Aviv area during the night but the twin cities were otherwise quiet raising hopes thai financial interests had succeeded in persuading the 2 sides to main tain a truce there to permit han dling of the citrus crop The 7nation Arab league in Cairo was believed to be dis cussing the problem of equipment and training for a holy war against the Zionists The league had stopped issuing communiques on its meetings Arab league sources said if American troops were sent to en force the partition United States oil concessions in would be ended Saudi Arabia Standard Oil Hikes Price of Gasoline Chicago in 11 midwest states will pay from one cent to li cents a gallon more or gasoline kerosene distillate fuels and residual fuel starting next Monday Standard Oil com pany of Indiana announced Thurs day The company said the price like was the result of a 50 cent er barrel increase in the price if crude oil which the company was compelled to meet The new prices will be effective n Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Michigan Minnesota Missouri Nebraska North and South Da cota and Wisconsin Too Big Des Moines H earity 78 walked into a down own cafe here Wednesday and rdered the biggest steak in the louse Gearity slumped in his chair ollowing completion of the meal nd efforts to revive him were un uccessful He died of a heart attack en oute to a hospital in a police am ulance AP Wirephoto of the crash was taken The fast trains collided headon near New Braunfels Texas late Wednesday night mated 1800 sacks of mail burned and another 1800 were saved Mail sacks were found 300 feet from the tracks Several thousand dollars in currency shipments were recov ered by Deputy Sheriff V E King of Comal county A platoon of national guardsman from New Braunfels guarded the wreckage and mail No water was available and flames were fought with chemi cals The accident occurred on a single straightlinc track No block signals are used on that part of the line and trains pick up orders from points along the line of ficials said Within an hour 18 police irom San Antonio were at the scene as well as crash trucks and am bulances from Randolph Stinson and Kelly fields and the muni cipal airport Brooke Army Gen eral hospital sent ambulances The trains carried a total of 42 passengers Mickey Pattillo special agent for the railroad said the 2 en gineers evidently got their or ders mixed up House Amendment in Aid Bill May Up Cost of Program Use of Surplus Foods in Measure May Cause Loss by Government Washington ff The house Thursday approved an amendment o the emergency foreign aid bill which might make he program cost the United States more through use ior relief abroad of surplus foods jurchased by the government The amendment approved by voice vote was offered by Rep Jack Z Anderson RCal It would compel government agen cies chiefly the commodity credit corporation to sell surplus prod ucts for foreign aid at prices which CCC officials have estimated vould mean a loss on present holdings That estimate does not take into account citrus fruits in which An derson is interested and which may be bought later by the CCC n accordance with government rice support programs Andersons amendment came up at the start of perhaps the final lay of house action on the emer gency aid program Supporters of he bill have said they considered t over the hump and are driv ng for a vote on passage Rep Vorys piloting lie hill through the house said he aw no objection to the Anderson iroposal since it was in accord nee with the objective of substi uting plentiful for scarce foods n helping hungry broke nations tirough the winter Vorys and Rep Jarman DAla old reporters they figured the bill kimmed over its biggest hurdles vhen the house late Wednesday ejected oraendments to cut the ill to reduce it to 500000000 and raise it to 00000 While the house was debating lie emergency winter aid bill Truman told his news onference his proposals on the ongrange Marshall plan for Eu jpean recovery will be ready icrtly for submission to congress e added that it will not be ready his week The house approved by a voice ote an additional amendment by Rep Crawford RMich to let the treasury make up whatever loss the CCC suffered Ultimately of course congress would have to appropriate funds to cover the amount Recommend Allowance of Yearly for Elizabeth Philip London special commit tee of commons recommendec Thursday that the governrnenl give a living allowance of 30000 pounds a year to Prin cess Elizabeth and Prince Philip who will end their honeymoon Saturday The parliamentary committee also hinted that the treasury should exempt part of the allow ance from income taxes which or dinarily would eat up the bulk of the allotment REAL STUFF Hobart Okla of this Salvatore Dali stuff for 6 year old Gene Pruitt ol the Hobart grade school When he draws a squirrel he means a squirrel and no fool in When Teacher Elizabeth Cald looked over his crayon con ception of the animal she was startled to see its tail was real fur and bushy Gene had sacri ficed new earmuffs to his art 6 ARE KILLED IN MINE EXPLOSION 3 Others Are Injured m Pennsylvania Blast WilkesBarre Pa gas explosion in the nearby Franklin colliery of Lehigh Valley Coal company Thursday killed 6 men and seriously injured 3 others Five bodies were rscovered 2 hours after the underground blast occurred at a m Rescue crews said one body was still being sought Names of the victims were not immediately available It was not a terrific explo sion said a company spokesman Only the 9 men were working in the section where the explosion occurred Joseph J Walsh deputy state secretary of mines said at Har risburg that it had not been de termined how the gas was ignited 2000 1Qnn IOUU 1400 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 You might not suspect it but the little black pyramid below is the of a Christmas tree As the goal is approached it will take shape and when that goal is reached the picture will be all the trimmings Will YOU lend a hand in the building of this sym bol of Christmas Cheer SETTLE ATOMIC PLANT DISPUTE Union and Company Agree on New Terms Oak Ridge Tenn labor Jispute that for a time threatened to disrupt the production of vital atomic energy at the huge U S atom plant here was settled early Thursday Union and company negotiators announced that agreement on erms of a new contract for some 2800 employes at a uranium sep aration plant here had been reached The workers members of the lOs Gas Coke and Chemical Workers union are employed in a as diffusion plant operated for he government by the Carbide and Carbon Chemicals corporation The new contract provides for a blanket hourly wage increase of 10 cents according to a joint state ment of the company and union officials The union had originally lemanded a 25cent hike Stenographer Enjoying Dream Vacation With Pay for Year Chicago Mason ho is living1 a stenographers ream come years vaca on with is looking orward to the next 1954 Miss Mason has been a stenog apher for some 25 years but ever nntir she came to work for I Glen Miller president of an dvertising agency did she hope to take a year off to sec the country nd get paid for doing it But Miller put into practice a plan he had had for some time granting each of his employes a years vacation after each 6 years employment on the stipulation it be spent in something useful such as travel or study and that the employe write the office once a week to report on his or her ac tivities Miss Mason was the first of Millers 12 employes to attain 6 years service and left on a na tionwide sightseeing tour by rail in July She spent the first half of her years vacation traveling in the west with trips to Canada and Mexico She saw pulp mills sawmills and plywood mills learned about deep sea fishing and oyster beds and got a general education really she said Alter spending the holidays here Miss Mason will spend the 2nd half traveling having planned trips to eastern cities to her na tive city of St Joseph Mo and possibly the south Travel doesnt become weari some Miss Mason said because she makes frequent stops of sev eral days duration Asked if shed like to spend the rest of her lite on the road she replied I can think ot lot worse things Your Gift This Year Serves a Dual Purpose ITH one gift to the Christ mas Cheer Fund this year you a c c o m plish 2 most desirable ends One you help insure a merry Christmas for the underpriv ileged children of our own c om m u n ity Two you bring relief to the hungry children of other lands Theres to be a division ol the re ceipts for this purpose Prompted by this consideration several of the contributors to this years fund have doubled the amount of their gift At least 3 contributors listed below fell with in this description If you have been asking your many can I do to help in the world situation Heres the answer to your ques tion To make sure that all money spent on the European aspects of our program we are turning it to the widelypraised relief organ ization CARE That insures a dol lar value for every dollar spent The goal has been set for there certainly will be no objection to a substantial over subscription The need is great I Either faring your or the GlobeGazette busi ness office or mail it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa 1MT CAMPAIGN GOAL SUM PREVIOUSLY REPORTED 20100 TUB DAYS CONTRIBUTIONS ISC1II GRAND TOTAL TO DATE I14I30 AMOUNT STILL NEEDED 103830 Mason City Business and Pro fessional Womens Club Harding Parent Education Croup tio H E O Club 300 Mason City UCT Council 107 iiOO Daughters of Union Veterans 100 Bonnie Lou D i c k s o n Nora Springs 100 Dorcas Circle Our Savjors Lutheran Church 300 3M Red Cross Circle North wood 1000 Moreen Ann and Jo 1100 Jewish Council of Mason City 2100 From John Gilford ofl T A T Club II and SI 2TOO Harold Toll and Family VOU Home Room No Roosevelt Junior High 200 United Packing House Workers No 38 C I O SEE NO BREAK IN PARALYZING LABOR ACTION Chamber Leaders Vote to Continue Walkout as Troops Move in Rome The communist controlled chamber of labor voted Thursday night to continue the general strike in Borne province shortly after fighting men of the 3 armed services moved into the paralyzed capital to keep order The labor group assailed the government for using what it call ed Clearly fascist methods in trying to break the dayold strike which had stopped all except es sential services and railway traffic A demand was voiced for the im mediate release of arrested strik ers failing which energetic ac tion was threatened The labor leaders called unsat isfactory the governments latest oiler to their demands for broad winter unemployment relief in Rome and Rome province Christian democrat labor lead ers who voted against the strike Wednesday night and declared it political were denounced as scabs With groups of strikers roam inc the capital to force the closing of the few business establishments remaining open the government called out soldiers sailors and air force men to guard trouble areas Police riot squads at countless places had found difficulty con trolling crowds half in aholi day mood half more menacing Many of the bands made up largelyof young persons wore communist party badges or col ors Dispersed at one point they popped up promptly at another Some 80 persons were arrested for displaying armbands reading Civil Police Jeeploads of po lice charged into crowds in the Colonna square and at the five corners on Via Tritone The chamber of labor which called the strike in protest against unemployment estimated 500000 workers were made idle It was the first general strike in Rome in a quarter century Many workers reported for duty and stood by hoping the strike would be called off before darkness Strong police and mili tary forces were on patrol and at stations to prevent disorders The strike arose out of the plight of Romes estimated 80000 unemployed The issue was seized upon suddenly by the leftist foes of Premier Alcide de Gaspert af ter a skirmish between police and jobless rioters in the slum suburb of Primavalle in which a slum dweller was killed Similar labor troubles insti gated by the left have stalked up and down the Italian penin sula for weeks punctuated by po litical disturbances rioting and bloodshed This was the first time however that the capital itself had been affected TUB DAYS TOTAL 13650 Incubator Baby in Mason City Hospital Dies After 68 Hours The tiny infant son of Mr and Mrs Marvin Osslund of Clear Lake who weighed H pounds at birth Monday died at a Mason City hospital early Thursday after 68 hours of life in an incubator Given little chance after pre mature birth at 5A months the infant had been receiving oxygen and blood plasma while being kept in an incubator The father is an employe of the Frettem dairy in Clear Lake The mother is reported in good con dition at the hospital The Oss lunds have one son Terry G The baby named Tommy was down to an even pound at death Doctors said the weight loss was a natural one after birth Weissmuller to Marry Hollywood Tarzan Johnny Weissmuller said Thurs day he would marry golf star Al ene Gates the day after he ob ains a divorce from his 3rd wife Beryl Scott He said he would go o Reno for the divorce within a few days SAME White Dig means no traffic dcaUj la past 24 hours BRITT ROBBER GIVEN 10 YEARS Mason City Young Man Enters Plea of Guilty L Christen son 22 Mason City Thursday was ready to begin serving 10 years in the reformatory at Anamosa after pleading guilty to robbery of the C P Lewis general store at Britt Dec 2 Sentence was passed late Wed nesday afternoon by Judge Tom Boynton of Forest City after Christenson had pleaded guilty to robbery without aggravation County Attorney Curtis G Riehni recommended that the plea be accepted due to the facts sur rounding the commission of the crime He pointed out that Chris tenson had voluntarily surren dered to Deputy Sheriff James Cooper of Garner and Marshal Clarence Hartzell of Britt and that he had returned the loot shortly after the come was com mitted The county attorney also stated that Christenson had no previous criminal record Kenneth Hanig of Wesley an alleged accomplice in the crime was granted until Dec 29 to enter his plea Atty Erwin L Buck of Britt appeared for Christenson at the arraignment Wednesday after noon RIGHT DOOR Miami Fla pigeon too young to fly fell from its nest into a downtown street waddled into an office building and after passing several doors entreed one marked National Audubon So ciety   

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