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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 13, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME 3EPAHTW6NT MIST8SY ANi DES V P i V E THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION Uimj VOL L1V Associated PtKi United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Cgpyfi MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 13 1947 This Paper Consists ol Two SettlonsScclloa One No 56 SET STOPGAP AID AT OPEN BREAK IS NEAR BETWEEN RUSSIA FRANCE French Arrest 9 in Soviet Commission Who Evaded Ouster Order Paris UR The governments arrest and summary ouster from France of 9 members of the soviet repatriation commission who evaded a blanket expulsion order appeared to have driven France close to an open break with Russia Saturday Russia protestedvigorously against the roundup and ejection of the soviet citizens The protest announced even before the gov ernment disclosed the arrests was the 4th of a series made to France by the Soviets in a month of mounting strain on diplomatic re lations between them A spokesman for the interior ministry reported that the soviet commissioners were arrested late Friday night and Saturday in Paris and Marseille All 9 already had been conducted to the French border The new ouster brought to 44 the number of soviet citizens ar rested and expelled or ordered ex pelled from France in the last month Not considering the new protest delivered to the foreign office Fri day night France had rejected all soviet complaints except one That it refused even to consider greater diplomatic insult than re jecting it The national assembly the su preme power in France backed up Premier Robert Schumans handling of the deepening crisis Friday by a vote of 411 to 183 The 183 deputies who voted against it constitute the communist partys representation in tte assembly Thus the communists who have been proclaiming their deep con cern for France found themselves the only supporters of Russia against the combined representa tion of all other parties The soviet protest which France rejected Friday was about the ex pulsion of 19 Russians from France on Nov 23 for subversive activities France said they had not been mistreated as the Rus sians charged As for a Russian accusation that the soviet embassy in Paris had not been informed France re plied tartly that it was not aware of any law or understanding that made a report to the embassy necessary Francois Mitterand minister of veterans affairs made a speech to the nation Friday night by radio He charged that Russia had failed to carry out its part of the Franco Russian repatriation accord of June 29 1945 and said 18000 Frenchmen were still held in the soviet Mercury Dips to 5 Below at Spencer Des Moines was sharply colder in Iowa Saturday and Spencer reported a low of 5 below zero The weather bureau said sev eral points had traces of snow in cluding Dubuque Spencer Cedar Rapids Davenport and Burling ton Highways generally were in good shape except for slippery stretches largely in the northern area Fridays Iowa high was 30 above at Atlantic and Dubuque Big 4 Council Cooling Off OverWeekend London foreign min isters session scheduled for Satur day was postponed until Monday on British initiative in order to allow tempers to cool after Fri days violent argument The postponement was an nounced by the conference secre tariat A member of the V S delega tion said it was agreed that an other session Saturday would only result in quick tempers and con Fusion The 2 day recess will give the ministers time to plan a course of action Authoritative sources said the American delegation agreed the conference was hopelessly dead locked on the subject of repara tions and that without agreement on reparations discussion of eco nomic and other subjects was use less Secretary Marshall is expected to decide over the weekend whether to try and break off the conference immediately or go through the function of finishing the agenda before doing it Part of the decision will depend on the attitude of Foreign Minister Molo tov of Russia at the opening of the Monday meeting Molotov was understood to be willing that the sessions continue A soviet spokes man said the future of the parley would depend on Marshall Some of Marshalls advisers said privately they believed Molotovs attack Friday when he denounced the whole range of the western powers policy in Germany had killed all hope even for superfi cial Big 4 agreements on Ger many and that little if anything could be accomplished by going on here Others contended Marshall might better avoid a move to end the conference immediately be cause of the possibility of the up setting effects throughout Europe of such a formal Big 4 break Similar views had to be re solved into a course of action in the delegations of British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bavin and French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault Beyond that it seemed certain the leaders of the western powers would seek an accord before tak ing any drastic action The speech in which as some western diplomats said Molotov threw the book at Marshall Bevin and Bidault came as a sur prise because delegations of the western powers went into Fridays meeting expecting a continuation of Molotovs mild conciliatory tactics of last week There was considerable specu lation that the soviet minister act ed on new instructions from the Kremlin to revert to tougher tac tics Want Whisky Industry to Continue Rationing Washington The cabinet food committee Saturday recom mended that the whisky distilling industry ration itself to 2500OOC bushels of grain a month and forego the use of wheat when the distillery holiday ends Dec 24 In a letter to distillers Secre tary of Agriculture Anderson chairman of the cabinet body pro posed that the new plan be carriec out during the next G months and so long thereafter as the need for grain conservation continues The proposed grain consumption compares with a usage of 8000000 bushels in October immediately prior to the nationwide shutdown and an average of 5000000 bush els monthly in the 12 months Which ended last June 30 Weatker Report FORECAST Mason City Generally fair through Sunday with not much change in temperature Snow flurries and colder Sunday night Low Saturday night 10 to 15 High Sunday 25 to 30 Iowa Generally fair Saturday night and Sunday Not much change in temperature Low Saturday night 10 northwest to 15 southeast High Sunday 25 to 35 Minnesota Cloudy with snow north Partly cloudy south por tion Saturday night Strong shifting winds with heavier amounts of snow likely in northeast and extreme north portions Saturday night Sun day partly cloudy south snow flurries north A little warmer southwest portion Saturday night and Sunday Otherwise no change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 26 Minimum 12 At 8 a m Saturday 12 YEAR AGO Maximum 30 Minimum 12 Rescue Iowa Youth From Burning Home Manning Roster mundt Manning high school foot ball player and basketball for ward was rescued by ladder Fri day from the upstairs of his home which was considerably damagec by fire Rostermundt was upstairs and like other members of his family was asleep at the time the fire broke out in the basement Smoke prevented him from making hi way downstairs He was brough down the ladder unhurt and the rest of the family also escapee from the fire Iowa Girl 8 Killed by Rifle Shot in Car Manchester Kramer 8 year old daughter of Mrs Mil dred Kramer Earlville was fa tally injured Friday evening when a 22 bullet discharged from a rifle in the car in which she was riding near Earlville entered her head The girls brothers Frank anc Marvin were in the front seat o the car with Doris alone in the back seat when the accident oc curred The girl died in an Earl ville doctors office AP Wircphoto TRUCK DRIVER DROPS IN FOR COFFEE Top picture This semitrailer truck turned over on its side after nosing into the front of Lynns Midway cafe near Cedar Rapids Saturday morning Lower picture The driver of the truck Everett Halstead 26 2nd from left gets his morning coffee even after his dramatic but damaging en trance into the cafe Others in the picture are unidentified GOP Senators Agree to Plan to Curb Costs Washington Republican senators agreed Saturday on a 10 point antiinflation program aimed at curbing the cost of living through voluntary action com bined with some government con trols Chairman Millikin RCoIo of the republican senate conference withheld details of the program until Senator Taft of Ohio can complete defrating a statement agreed upon at a 4hour session of all the GOP senators The statement was said to call for the speedy enactment by con gress of legislation setting up pro cedure for agreements by business and agricultural interests to par cel out scarce cost of living items It was reported to contain sev eral of the proposals laid down in President Trumans 10point program submitted at the opening of the special session of congress such as export controls Millikin said the statement which Taft promised to have ready later m the day was approved unanimously so far as I could see by the more than 35 repub lican senators present Taft explained that the state ment as revised will be sent over for action by house republicans He expressed hope the house members can agree on it and thus make it a general republican pro gram Cedar Rapids freak truck accident at 9 a m Saturday ivrecked the front of Lynns Mid way cafe 8 miles east of here on highway 30 when a semitrailer truck loaded with merchandise left the road struck the building Pay Boost at Boone Boone pay Increase of 6 cents an hour for all city em ployes has been granted by the city council effective as of Dec 1 Fire and police departments had asked fov S25 a month in crease The pay boost will amount to about 512 monthly Gasoline pumps were knocked over at the same time Martha Schrimper said she hai just removed the mornings de livery of bread from the fron door and walked 10 feet into tin and turned on its side building when the crash occurred Neither Everett Halstead 2li of No estimate of damage to th Omaha driver of the truck nor building was made immediately by Martha Schrimper 36 waitress Richard Lynn owner of the caf who was the sole occupant of the but considerable damage was don cafe was injured to the dining area and service sta Halstead said his vehicle was crowded off the paving on a nearby curve slid on the ice and snow oh the shoulder slashed its way through the front of the building and turned on its side tion Halstead was unable to es timate the value of his cargo Halstead was arrested on charge of reckless driving He wa fined S100 in a justice of peac court here 6 More Fatalities Hike Iowa Traffic Death Toll to 535 North Iowa Farm Girl Killed When Sled Crashes Into Truck By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas 1947 motor vehicle death toll climbed to 535 Saturday as 6 new fatalities were recorded The total was only 502 on the same date a year ago At Adel Homer Bill Sheets 16 Dallas Center was killed and his brother Raymond 14 injured seriously in a cartrain collision at a m Saturday Near Anamosa Robert Arnold 25 Cedar Rapids and Ralph Han son 29 Marion met death when their car left the road and hit a pole at 1 a m At Waterloo Arthur Naumann 66 died Friday of injuries suf fered in a pedestriantruck acci dent Dec 6 At Waukon Catherine McCarthy 8yearold daughter of Mr and Mrs Maurice McCarthy farmers north of Waukon was killed when a sled on which she was riding crashed into a truck Sheriff P C Hendrickson said the girl and her sister Arlene 10 were coasting down a steep hill and ran out onto highway 13 hitting the truck Arlene suffered minor injuries Robert Green 22 of Ames a student at the University of Iowa was killed and 3 other persons were injured Friday night in a headon collision The injured were Robert Chap man Iowa State college student who was driving the car in which Green was riding Harold Sayers Nevada driver of the other car and Mrs Ida E Reding a passen ger in Sayers auto The first synthetic dye oC com mercial importance was produced in 1856 Baby Boy Burns to Death in Trailer Fire Waterloo Biret 20monthsold son of Mr an Mrs Edward Biretz burned death Saturday morning and sister Kathryn 7months v critically burned when fire de stroyed the tiny trailer house which the family lived The trailer was parked in Al DX trailer camp onehalf mil east on Highway 20 where 2 me died of monoxide poisoning their trailer house Wednesday The fire started and spread rap idly through the small traile during a brief interval in whic Mrs Biretz had stepped out o the dwelling LEWIS BREAKS OFF WITH AFL N CURT NOTE Marches Miners Out of Parent Body in Split Over Labor Law Washington L Lewis as divorced his 600000 miners rom the AFL again in a move iewed by some labor men Satur ay as a sign that he intends to lay independent in the 1948 pres dential election The 2nd split between the Jnited Mine Workers and the imerican Federation of Labor ame 11 years after Lewis first marched them out of the parent iody and less than 2 years after ic inarched them in again It was no surprise The 67 year old Lewis had had iis hat in his hand ever since the ast AFL convention when the xecutive council refused to go long him in an allout fight gainst the noncommunist provi ion of the TaftHartley act The formal break came Friday light with a typical Lewis gesture jf contempt and a typical 5 syl able word which fell like an epi Green disaffiliate These Words scrawled in greer ayon on a tornoff half sheet ol cheap paper were all the notice jewis sent President William Green of the AFL While other union officials de clined to be quoted offhand sev eral said adesire by Lewis for political independence next year probably hastened the end In view of his strained relations with other AFL leaders they said At was likely that he did not wan whatever po litica role tnay be played by tiv new AFL labors educational ani political league K C Adams editor of the UMW Journal told reporters there ha been no deal with any labor or ganization to combine forces fo the election campaign Lewis has exhibited his politica independence before He brok with the CIO in 1940 when tin CIO plumped for President Roose velt against his wishes Lewis quit the 15member AFL executive council at the Octobe convention in San Francisco whei the members voted to change th constitution so that they wqul not be officers of the AFL with in the meaning of the TaftHart ley act Thus they got around the re quirement that all officers of union must sign the noncom munist pledge if its affiliates ar to have any standing with the Na tional Labor Relations Board REVIOUSLY REPORTED S 40330 harnr Division First Baptist 2000 You Can Help Tree Grow With Your Gift SENATEHOUSE CONFEREES OK FULL S C S Circle IS 800 Friend Utl he W 1 M Bridie Club 2511 larlha Mission Circle Kemett 31141 Mason City Fur Shoppe 151111 lanford Ladies Aid lllon Irs L S II Inme Room 114 Roosevelt Jr Hi 3111 iter Nos Club BIH Girls Inc YTeen Club filHl orrcst Joyce and Ilarlyn Oor kowski Rock Falls 3IM1 Policemens Auxiliary Association latrons Religious Group 2IM lobert Duncan 504 Blanche Goudy 5111 Box 4IH JlH rom Richard and Jean olx lardint r T A 111 I McUammoml P it R Stn THE DAYS TOTAL S 9401 Driver Fails to Fool Police With Old Ticket Springfield 111 motor ist parked his car in a restricted zone and placed a traffic ticket under the windshield Viper Policeman Ray Sanford mak ing his rounds noticed the ticket was 3 months old He brought the motorist up to date with a new SAME Black flat meant irattio In past 2i hoars PLAN BILL TO BEAT PETRILLO Hartley to Sponsor Move Against Musicians Washington h a i r m a n Fred A Hartley Jr of the house labor committee said Saturday he will sponsor legislation to bring unions under the antitrust laws and thus prevent James C Pe trillo from banning musical re cordings Labor unions should be equally liable with business for prosecu tion under the antitrust laws the New Jersey republican said That is the answer to Pctrillo Hartley said he would open hearings on the legislation early in January with Petrillo president of the American Federation of Musicians as a leading witness Petrillo has threatened to ban his musicians from making recordings after Dec 31 There is no logical reason for unions being exempt from the antitrust laws when they are act ing in restraint of trade Hartley said They are now large pow erful organizations and should be responsible for their actions Armed Robber Ends Up 50 Cents in Red Detroit bandit who tried to rob Wayne Ruggles ended up 50 cents in the red the intended victim told police Saturday Ruggles 30 reported a man was lying on the floor of his car when he got in Friday night and or dered him to get going He said he drove until pis gasoline tank was nearly empty and told the bandit he had no money to refill it The bandit furnished half a dol lar for gasoline and lot Ruggles drive a few more miles before demanding his wallet Ruggles produced The disgust ed holdup man gave up TOTAL TO DATE S CAMPAIGN GOAL SMIOUOI SUM YET NEEDED Cheer Fund Reaches Goal for 1st Week Y THE NAR R O W E S T OF SQUEAKS mere 10 the Christma CheerFun reached the goa set for the firs week of solid tation T h a goal was the amount re ceived A last minut contribution from T and R turn ed the trick Thus the problem before us no is to raise in the remainin 8 giving days before the cam paign comes to a close at 2 ocloc on the afternoon of Dec 24 Th answer rests with you and you neighbor A sample of the job to be don locally was contained in a lette addressed to Santa and deliv ered to the Christmas Cheer Fun headquarters Saturday In child ish scrawl it said This is Tracy and Rodney Ho are you Santa We would like drum a racing car and some tin ker toys and a puzzle Pleas bring us some candy and cand corn and put a apple in my stock ing We need some mitten to wea to outside when we play We wi leave you a lunch by the trei Signed Rodney and Tracy This years fund will not on take care of the many Rodney and Tracys locally but there wi be food and clothing for a lot Rodneys and Tracys in distan lands If you want to were sure you can do so either by bringing your gift to the GlobeGazette business office or by mailing it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Compromise Measure for Foreign Relief Includes China Help Washington ernergen y foreign aid bill carrying the ull asked by the ad ministration and including aid for China was agreed to Saturday by senatehouse conference com mittee Chairman Vandcnberg R ilich of the senate foreign rela ions committee said the com romisc aid authorization mca urc will he brought up for action the senate Monday with pos ible house approval the same ay The bill originally was intended o provide winter aid for Austria Trance and Italy Vandenberg said senators agreed o the inclusion of China as called or by the house bill after a engthy discussion The amounts that any of the 4 countries actually will receive will be determined later by an ayyto Driation bill Polk County Men Plead Not Guilty Des Moines fP Supervisor Ben B Dewey and former super visors William H Cotton and Roy J Hild pleaded innocent Saturday to a charge of conspiring to de fraud Polk county District Judge Russell B Tor dan arraigned the 3 men who were indicted late Friday by the Polk county grand jury He ordered each to post a bond for their release pending trial Bond was posted by all 3 men Two other persons indicted on the same charge Saturday H H Thompson and Charles E Par menter were not arraigned Satur day morning Thompson former Polk county welfare director and overseer of the poor appeared in court with his attorneys and was given until Dec 30 to enter a plea Parmenter who already is serv ing a 7 year sentence on convic tion on a charge of obtaining county funds by false pretenses has been ordered held at the Fort Madison state penitentiary at the end of his present prison term to face trial on the new indict ment 3 Slain by Mad Killers in Chicago Chicago Three gunmea described by police as mad dog killers killed 3 men and wounded 2 others before one of the gun men was slain by police machine gun bullets Saturday Tolicc seized one of the gun men and hunted for a Iird after the wild shooting spree by the trio Friday night and early Sat urday Two of the victims were slain in a gang ride Two others also abducted and shot escaped al though they were wounded one seriously One man was slain in a south side garage from where the trio had forced the 4 other men into their car and had driven into western suburbs Bodies of 2 of the kidnaped men were found Saturday about 10 hours after the trio had slain John Kuesis 33 owner of a used furniture store at the garage of his brother Nick 40 Kuesis slayer was identified by police as Tom Daley 42 an cx convicl who was slain by a squad of detectives early Saturday as he attempted to flee from a west side apartment his slaying following the seizure of one of his compan ions One of Daleys companions seized as he entered a west side hotel where he was spending his honeymoon with his 17 year old bride of 10 days was identified by Capt Eugene Barry as Lowell Fentress 19 Barry said Fentress told him the third man in the gang and driver of the car was James Morelli also 19 Police who found Daley at Morellis apartment continued their search for Morelli Barry said Fentress in calmly relating de tails of the shooting described Daley as being wild crazy drunk Friday night Barry said Fentress told him that after shooting John Kuesis and abducting 4 men in the ga rage they drove to Brookfield where they shot John Kuesis brother Nick and Frank Baker 17 and pushed them from the car Nick not seriously wounded telephoned police Later Barry said the gunmen told him they shot and killed Emil Schmikal 18 and a youth identified as James Alex and dumped their bodies into a ditch in suburban McCook and Hodg kins Baker Schmikal and Alex were reported by police to have been employes in Nick Kuesis ga rage Vanston Gets 30 Years for Wife Cedar Rapids Van Eton found guilty Tuesday of as sault with intent to commit mur der Saturday was sentenced on an indeterminate term not ex ceeding 30 years in the state pen itentiary at Fort Madison by Judge G K Thompson Appeal bond was set at Vanston was charged with shooting iiis wife Golda in the back on Armistice day while she and the pupils of her rural school fled down a country road The case was one of the fastest criminal jury trials in Linn coun ty in recent years The jury re turned its verdict only 31 hours after the trial started   

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