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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 15, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS a i t f A T k 5 N T AN E I A DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL IJV AHGdittd Pros United Preij Full Letted Wlra Five Cents Copyf MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER is 1947 HOME EDITION One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor KGLO Msson City Sunday p m WLCX Crosse Snndky p WTAD Qnlncy Tneidmy p m WO1 Amft Tuesday m WSUI Iowa City Tlinrsdir p m Accidents Con Hove a Humorous Angle T would hesitate to say how many times in the past 5 years on the air Ive discussed the subject of safety in one form or another Ive approached the topic from just about every known except one Never up to this time so far as I can remember have I sug gested the possibility that there might be anything humorous in an accident Maybe Ive been passing up a bet If so in this commentary I propose to make up for lost time and lost opportunity IN common fairness however I should admit that in my visit with you on this occasion I shall be drawing pretty heavily on the research efforts afid even the j language of one of my able as sociates in the safety program My reference is to Paul Jones director of public information for the National Safety to be confused with John Paul Jones of naval fame Theoretically on full scale and actually to a lesser degree Paul Jones is one of my boys Im the This Pacer Consist ol Two One No B6 BIG 4 TALK ENDS IN FAILURE DEMOS DEFEAT GOP BILL FOR ANTIINFLATION Party Line Vote Beats Attempt to Railroad Measure Through House Washington Embattled democrats defeated Monday a re publican drive to ram through the house as is a GOP substitute for President Trumans antiinfla tion program Not a single democrat voted for it Republicans amassed a 202 to 188 vote for their bill but a two thirds majority was required for passage under the GOP procedure which would have barred all amendments The party line vote swept the GOP voluntary actidn bill off the floor but there still is a pos sibility the measure will be brought up again before congress adjourns the special session later this week Debate was limited to 40 min utes under the republicandic yice president of the public intated procedure for handling the fnrmatinn nf umini which He is director This by way of ex plaining why I doubt that Ill be brought into court on a charge of lagiarism for what I do with his brain child Each year Mr Jones conducts a vigilant search for accident stones of the strange and wacky variety By December when he sits down to turn out his report he has a whole drawerful of clip pings with which to work PHIS year in his roundup of odd mishaps he found that animal life had more or less stol en the show For example there was the case of firemen in Camden N J who spent an hour looking for the source of smoke that poured through the home of Mrs Marie fBaugher Xiiey finally found il birds nest under the roof A sparrow had carried home a jighted cigaret And just to prove that smoking in bed isnt restricted to sparrows a pigeon in Washington started an apartment building fire in the same manner bm of amendmentse vented democrats from injecting parts of President Trumans standby pricewage and rationing prescription for dealing with high living costs The republican bill provides for voluntary agreements by indus try under temporary suspensions of antitrust laws for continua tion of export controls extension of existing allocation powers over boxcars and increases in gold re serves behind currency issues THEN theres the story of the cantankerous cockroach with a Detroit setting It involved John Nantico a bakery employe He was ascending stairs made slip pery by spilled cake frosting when he looked into the leering eyes of the biggest cockroach any man ever so he says Mr Nantico aimed a knockout kick at the roach with his right foot The roach ducked Mr Nan ticos left and anchor foot slipped in the cake frosting and he hurtled end over end to the floor below His kicking leg was broken The cockroach appeared pleased A lot of hunters shoot deer but not many deer shoot hunters if the deer are dead But a dead deer did shoot Clar ence Gerkin of Hudson Colo in a neat bit of posthumous ven geance Heres what happened Mr Gerkin had shot the deer and was preparing to dress it when a reflex kick by the animal hit his gun and discharged it The bullet tore a gaping liole through Gerkins left arm THE hitskip cow became part of the nations traffic problem when it bowled over Mrs Lucy Nostrand as she alighted froma bus at a busy intersection in Mil The bounding bovine fugitive from a farm whammed into Mrs Nostrand knocked her barreled on down the street TT is customary each year of course for a mouse to run a car into a ditch by merely shar ing the car with a woman driver But this year the mouse got big ideas and decided to tackle a truck Just to do It the hard way he selected an army truck in Dav entry England The driver 19 year old Christine Woodward had been trained as a member of the British womens land army to face bombs bullets and battle without flinching But they hadnt thought of training her to face a mouse So when the ambitious little animal scampered across Miss Woodwards toes she just did what came naturally She fainted The truck went into a ditch Miss Woodward went to a hospital and the mouse hasnt been heard from Less intrepid was the suicidal quail that found itself looking down the barrel of a gun held by Gene Hatfield at Joplin Mo Real izing the jig was up the quail decided to end it all It flew straight against the barrel of the gun and dropped at Hatfields feet with a broken neck pOSSIBLY stung by the high cost of living bees apparently CON1TNDED ON PAGE 2 lowan Admits Killing and Burning Man C R BRUNTUETT Council Bluffs 50year old Iowa farmer has admitted he shot a wealthy cattle buyer and cut the body into small pieces to make it burn faster Agent Max Studer of the Iowa bureau of criminal investigation said Mon day The man C R Bruntlett 50 a former convict once sentenced to life imprisonment will be charged with first degree murder in the death of Percy J Smith 57 miss ing since last Monday County At torney Don Jackson said Studer said Bruntlett told him and Sheriff Jack Tyler that he forced Smith at gunpoint to write a check last Monday os tensibly for 60 head of cattle and then shot him twice in the head The farmer then related that he piled cobs on top of Smiths body threw kerosene on the pile and set it afire and later cut the body up into small pieces to make it burn faster Studer said Bruntlett described scattering the remains in a cornfield Bruntlett declared he needed the money to cover gambling losses and to make a 55000 pay ment due February 1 on a farm at Creston Iowa Studer said Studer added Bruntlett broke down and told his story while he and the sheriff were bringing the farmer back late Saturday night from Norfolk Nebr where he was given an opportunity to prove he had bought cattle there Nov 29 These were the cattle Bruntlett claimed he sold to Smith Lifer Admits Slaying of WecklerGirl Jefferson Wis confes sion from a lifers cell Monday tied together two of Wisconsins most heinous crimes and brought the long search for 8 yearold Georgia Jean Weckler to a close Dist Atty Francis Garity said he had obtained a written confes sion from Puford Sennett 22 sen tenced to life imprisonment last month for the murder of Carl Carlson a university of Wisconsin student that he and an unnamed accomplice gave Georgia Jean Weckler of Fort Atkinson a fatal overdose of sleeping pills last May 1 after kidnaping her from the lane of her rural home The body Garity said the con fession continuedwas dumped in to the Blue River in western Wis consin from the same span Sennett and Robert Winslow 24 dropped Carlsons body after an allnight orgy of rape and murder Nov 14 We dropped the body just op posite the place we dropped Carl sons body Garity said the con fession related It was well weighted and you should find it nearby Garity said dragging operations had begun Sennett refused to divulge the name of his companion Garity said adding he was convinced it was not Winslow The confession said the pair in tended originally to kidnap the child whose parents are wellto do farmers and hold her for ran SPREE ENDS IN CAPTDRESheriff Ted Horn left and Iowa Highway Patrolman Jack Knight right pose with the trio of escaped Anamosa prisoners who were cap tured Sunday at St Ansgar The convicts between Sheriff Hornand Patrolman Knight are left to right Richard Brown William Patterson and Benjamin Moore som At no time the confession continued Did I assault that lit tle girl She asked once When are you going to take me home but I never touched her WU Voting Is Favoring Strike Action By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Aweekend tabulation of West ern Union employes in 5 states showed that balloting is running about 3 to 1 for a strike E S Frantz chairman of Local 112 Commercial Telegraphers union AFL has a mounced Frantz announcing the trend of balloting declined to say how many ballots had been cast In Des Moines members of the union voted 81 to 15 Saturday night in favor of a strike with 7 workers abstaining from voting Ballots of about 600 other work ers in Omaha Siou5c City Minne apolis and St Paul also were to have been counted Saturday night Frantz said he had wired re sults of the tabulation to Howard Brandon Lincoln Nebr presi dent of the 5state local and to national and regional offices of the union The 5state local covers em ployes in Iowa Nebraska Minne sota and North and South Dakota They are seeking a 15centsan hour pay increase They were granted a 5cent increase last spring in time to halt a nationwide strike RUSSIA ACTS TO CURB INFLATION Revaluates Ruble at 1 for 10 Old Ones Moscow Russia is converting her paper rubles in circulation at onetenth their face value effective Monday as one means of cheeking inflation which has boosted prices of some goods to 10 or 15 times their prewar level War profiteers were singled out in the decree announced Sunday night as a target for an involved program of currency reform Coupled with the revaluation was the abolition of rationing for food and industrial goods More over price cuts of 10 to 12 per cent were announced on some commodities as bread flour cer eals macaroni and beer An adjustment between the existing high commercial prices those paid in nonrationed stores and the excessively low prices of rationed supplies was ordered in a wide variety of other supplies including milk eggs tea fabrics footwear and clothing This suggested the great bulk of Russian population would be pay ing more Officially the ruble has been worth 18 cents in exchange with United States money but there has been no free exchange A more realistic ratio of rubles to dollars has been the diplomatic were able to get 12 rubles for in Moscow Still another value was placed on the ruble by Harold Stassen after his visit to Soviet Russia He said it was worth about a nickel The decreed cash exchange for unbanked rubles is equivalent to a swap of dollars for dimes but the new prices of goods give the dimes new value 3 Escaped Anamosa Prisoners Are Captured at St Ansgar Caught in Front of Theater After Holding Cold Wave Sweeps Into North Iowa Des Moines JP Subzer temperatures were in prospect ft Iowa Monday night as a Co wave moved into the state fro the northwest Northwest and north centr Iowa were expected to bear th brunt of the cold blast Iowa was being whipped b high winds Monday morning an Mason City reported occasion gusts ranging up to40miles a hour in velocity Ottumwa repor ed 35 MPH gusts and at Iowa Clt the winds ranged up to 26 MPI The weather bureau said tha by Friday morning mercury reac ings would range from 5 below i the northwest and north centra to 10 above in southern Iowa The state highway patrol sai most Iowa roads are normal ex cept for icy spots near Denison Storm Lake Cherokee and Mitchell and Howard counties Senator Taylor Willing as Mate for Wallace Washington Henry A Wallace runs for president on a third party ticket in 1948 he might find a running mate in the U S senate Sen Glen H Taylor DIdaho said he would be re ceptive to a bid to run for the vice presidency on such a pro gressive slate Weather Repor FORECAST Iowa Cold wave Monday nigh Zero to 5 below near Minnesot border 5 to 10 above elsewhere Tuesday generally fair Hig Tuesday 20 to 25 Mason City Cold wave Monda night with temperatures fallin to near zero by Tuesday morn ing Fair Monday night an Tuesday High Tuesday 20 to 25 Diminishing winds Monday night Minnesota Clearing and colde south and east Increasing cloud iness northwest with light snow beginning in Red River valley Monday night Tuesday cloud with occasional light snow norti and partly cloudy south portion Somewhat warmer northwes portion IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statistics for 24 hours period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 34 Minimum 12 At 8 a m Monday 12 YEAR AGO Maximum 24 Minimum 21 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Sunday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 31 23 24 21 10 Des Moines Man 88 Becomes Father for 3rd Time Since 1945 Des Moines Carri zales 88 became a father Sunday for the third time since 1945 Carrizales and his 23yearold wife Mary were the parents of a daughter Sandra in 1945 and a son Frederick in 1946 The chil dren have the black hair and olive skin of their father who ishalf Cherokee indian and half Span ish The latest child weighs seven pounds 15 ounces Carrizales a farm equipment firm employe has said he keeps fit by chinning himself 40 times a day He has 7 other children by two previous marriages Taxi Driver Captive St prisoners who escaped from the Anamosa mens reformatory farm Saturday and held a Waterloo taxi driver cap tive duririg an allnight spree which ended with their capture at St Ansgar Sunday morning were back in their cells at Anamosa Monday The capture of the men occurred in front of the St Ansgar theater abbutteirfnn Sunday The rstn gave their names to Sheriff Ted Horn of Mitchell county as William Patterson 20 Fond da Lac Wis who had 4 months to serve on a charge of being armed Richard Brown 26 San Diego Cal Benjamin Moore 24 Danville 111 both charged with car theft The men said they had escaped from the farm in a reformatory ear about p m Saturday and drove it to Waterloo where they left it in a parking lot The trio was captured unarmed and without resistance in S Ansgar after forcing a Waterlo taxi driver to take them on a wil ride through North Iowa Th driver Dick Reisinger of Water loo said they stepped into his cab about midnight and honke horn When he came he sail hey ordered him to drive arouni Waterloo and said they wer ooking for a man who owed on of them some money The 3 wer still in prison clothes when cap Reisinger told Horn that the mt a gun in his ribs and orderei him to drive to Waverly Clarks Greene Mason City North vood and St Ansgar where they hen asked him to let them ou tear the cemetery Reisinger rove on to Osage and notifiei Sheriff Horn at a m Horn and Jack Knight of the highway patrol took the grave nd paved roads to St Ansgar in eparate cars where they joinec AP Wireplioto DICK KEISINGER by Convicts and saw the trio walking near the ailroad track in the direction o a produce station When the 2 assisted by City Marshal Al Hansen and his deputy f St Ansgar searched the es iped men they found nothing on trio told him them Horn said Horn said the ley had no intention of making he escape an hour before they ook off but the situation looked o good Orchard Youth 20 t Ansgar Girl 14 lorried at Osage Osage Linda Kit eson 14J St Ansgar and Don d Grinstead 20 Orchard were larried here Saturday afternoon i spite of the opposition of the hild brides parents and the St insgar school board When the maturelooking bride ho was to enter 8th grade in the ill refused to return to school er parents Mr and Mrs Ben ittleson finally gave their con ent to her marriage to the exGI nd the couple plans to live with er parents in St Ansgar where e will be employed lowan Gets Rhodes Scholarship Des Moines Rhodes holarship winners including one om Davenport Iowa were se cted by a 6member board here rer the weekend The one lowan onald H Riskin is a student at ale university New Haven onn Iowa Traffic Death Toll Soars to 538 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowas 1947 motor vehicl death toll climbed to 538 over tin weekend as 3 fatalities were re corded Near Rake Wilmer E Hill 39 of Rake died Saturday when hi tractor slid off an icy road into a ditch and pinned him underneath The tractor overturned and went into a ditch the seat of the tractor crushing Mr Hills chest He was found by Nordal Matson who was unable to lift the tractor from himand had to go for help Besides his parents Mr Hill is survived by 2 sisters Mrs Clar ence Gullord Rake and Mrs John Winter Jr who resides n e Rake Funeral arrangements are in complete Services will be held in the Zion Lutheran church at Rake of which the Rev R L Holleque 7000 1400This Tree Grow WWi Your Gift 800 600 400 200 PREVIOUSLY REPORTED Fertile Amvets Auxiliary W S C S Kock Fill Mary Helen Jortensen RJ Northuood A D B Nora Sprints Henry L Johnson and Surucnol Sleljthlnf Party Western Bohemian F r a t e r u al Assn No 243 Nancy Kay Muller From Elmer Neva Wormhoudt Home Insulation Co Maxeia Club Richard C Madioii Mr t Mrs BJarne Woldinc Baptist Womens Union Cenesco Clab Bethlehem Lutheran Aid Athenian Club Nalfeh Food City Tom Fatland BIIII UH 2M ItMHI 200 lflfl ioo fiOO 710 fiOfl tiOII 111 IK lffll THE DArs TOTAL S M 10 TOTAL TO BATE I rMM OOAL OF CAMPAIGN lull 00 AMOUNT VET NEEDED JUIS80 Cheer Fund Needs Boost to Hit Goal HERE are 7 giving days left before this annual Christ to is pastor In lies Moines William G Painter 24 of Spencer died early Sunday after a car went out of control and crashed into a house At Eldon Mrs Ed Routh about 60 was fatally injured in a car pedestrian accident In the Des Moines accident Painter was a passenger in a car driven by Harold T Kirkpatrick 22 of Des Moines Patrolman Harold Fryman said the car hit a patch of ice jumped a curb clipped off a telephone pole hit a tree and a car and then struck he house Kirkpatrick was in ured seriously SAME Black liar mum traffic deaui In put 54 boora Crooner Russell in Hospital Santa Monica Cal r Andy Russell will undergo a onsilectomy Monday at Santa VTpnica hospital his physician iid Dr Bernard Pearson said lussell will be singing again in 1 to 3 weeks The goal is a simple procsss of di vision its easy to see that the average daily coh ributions must total a day f that objective is to be reached What are we going to do about t And by we we mean you and You and YOU Two purposes are being served 3y the fund this year All needy loraes in this community are go ng to be cared for Then in ad dition theres going to be help or scores of needy homes in dis ant lands through the instrumen ality of that marvelous relief gency known as CARE Never have the generousheart d people ol this area been pre ented with a better opportunity to make their generosity do double duty Up to this time the contribu tions from outlying communities Kensett Northwood and rural Cerro Gordo county have been more impressive than those from Mason City That shouldnt be In every industrial plant or business establishment where there is a group of workers steps should be under way by this time for a collective gift How about YOUR place of employment Somebody is needed to take the FUTURE CONFAB DATE NOT SET BY MINISTERS Secretary Marshall Makes Proposal for Indefinite Adjournment London London con ference Big 4 foreign ministers ended Monday night in complete failure to agree on the economic unity of Germany or an Austrian independence treaty Secretary of State Marshall made the proposal to adjourn Western observers indicated the breakup probably signals the be ginning of a period of more in tense rivalry between Russia and the western powers with the United States Great Britain and France expected to move as soon as possible to unify western Ger many The meetings began Nov 25 Mondays session was the 17th It lasted 45 minutes longer than the usual 3 hours In the closing period Russian Foreign Minister V M Molotov came forward with a new proposal for solving the Austrian problem which western diplomats said would give Russia twothirds of the Austrian oil production The whole subject of the Austrian treaty was referred to the minis ters deputies The adjournment was indefi nite No time was set for a future meeting Officials said if and when there are efforts toward a new meeting these will be made through regular diplomatic chan nels The western powers were re ported to have in the final session against Russias re peated blasts at their policies in Germany lead Either bring your ift lo he GlobeGazette business office or mail it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Wanna Bill Look on Roof of Iowa Statehouse Des Moines UR If anyone needs a dollar bill there is one on the roof of the statehouse State Representative Gene Pos ton Corydon took a taxi to the statehouse Monday and while lianding the cab driver a dollar bill to pay his fare a strong gust of wind swept up the bill and tossed it high in the air The cab driver and Poston the bill float up until finally it went over the wall onto the roof Poston paid the driver with an other bill Senate Puts Approval on Stopgap Aid Washington senate Monday approved a final version of the winter relict bill for France Italy Austria and China and sent it to the house for final congressional action House approval was expected later Monday The senate approved the emer gency bill shortly after President Truman met with congressional leaders at the white house He told them he would send his mes sage to congress on the longrange Marshall plan for European recov ery before the lawmakers recess the extra session Friday The emergency aid bill approved Monday was a compromise be tween the senate and house ver sions of President Trumans re quest Mr Truman asked for 000000 for France Italy and Aus tria only The senate authorized that The house however cut the 3country aid back to 000 and added for China The compromise included China but the bill set no specific amount for any country Bandit Escapes After Robbing Passengers of 1500 in Train Holdup Chicago of G men railroad agents and local po lice reported no progress Mon day in their hunt for a mannered bandit who sweet robbed ast American Troops eave Italian Soil Leghorn last Ameri can occupation troops in Italy vere homeward bound Monday aboard the transport Admiral Sims thus bringing to an end a military operation which began when U S forces stormed ashore n the Salerno area on Sept 9 943 The officers and 1356 Sunday ex actly 9 hours and 45 minutes ahead of the midnight deadline et for their departure by the talian peace treaty Out of the industrial payroll of 231000000 in South Carolina in 946 cotton textile mills account d for passengers of about in the 8 minutes it took the New York Central Interstate express to run between 63rd and 22nd streets on Chicagos south side The bandit a xvelldressed young Negro boarded the Buffalo toChicago train as it stopped at Englewpod station the last stop before it arrived at the loop Sat urday night He brandished a nickelplated revolver and threatened to shoot some of his victims including 3 Illinois judges a former congress man and a professor of law at the University of Minnesota Thomas McNamara captain of the railroads police said the rob bery was the first train holdup in the New York Central system in more than 35 years Salvation Army Leader Succumbs Summit N J Edward J Higgins 83yearold 3rd international leader of the Salvation Army died Sunday at Pair Oaks sanitarium here He had been ill a month Gen Higgins who was suc ceeded in 1934 by General Evan geline Booth relinquished the post due to ill health over the protest Salvation Army throughout the world   

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