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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 24, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                COMP NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION liilHJ VOL LTV Ancdittd PMM United Pitts Full Leased Wlrej Cents a Copy MASON crnr IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 241947 This Paper Consists of Two One No 6t U S LEAVES 14 PANAMA BASES AFTER DISPUTE Sudden Policy Switch Follows Rejection by Panama Assembly Washington United States Wednesday began with drawing some 2000 troops from the 14 bases which Panama has refused to lease in this country In a sudden2policy shift the gov ernment decided late Tuesday that the troops should he caiieu off Panamanian soil even though it believes it has a legal right to keep them there until after World War II peace treaties are signed Dispatches from Quarry Heights Canal Zone said the troops began withdrawing from the bases at daylight The Army explained it was able to act so swiftly because it made plans long ago The withdrawal is In accordance with plans pre pared for some tone to be used in event we didnt have the right to stay there said an official spokes man for the army Maj Gen Floyd L Parks The unexpected action followed the Panamanian assemblys unan imous rejection of an agreement that would have given this country the right to use the warbuilt bases for periods of from 5 to 20 years In the midst of these rapid de velopments in Panama City and Washington demands arose on capitol hill for survey work on a new canal Senator Kriowland H Cal suggested a new water route across Nicaragua and Representa tive Engel RMich said there should be one outside Panama1 The decision to withdraw en tirely from the 14 bases including the huge B29 bomber base at Rio Hato was made known late Tues day after a top level huddle of government policy makers There had been no previous ink ling that the United States was contemplating any such step in fact officials earlier in the day had said flatly but privately that this country would continue to occupy the bases on grounds that It possesses such rights until one year after World war n peace treaties are signed Hoivever the state department in formally announcing the deci sion noted the Panamanian assem blys unanimous rejection of the bases agreement and added The necessary steps will be taken immediately with a view to evacuation of all sites in the re public of Panama outside the canal zone where United States armed forces are now stationed An administration official ex plaining the decision to newsmen but asking not to be quoted by name said this country felt it should give full recognition to Panamas sovereignty and to the overwhelming opposition of the Panama people to the agreement The United States it was dis closed scaled down its original demand for a 99 year lease to 20 years for the Rio Hato airbase and 5 years for the other 13 sites The army now must fall back on its own defenses within the 10 mile wide canal zone to defend the waterway Its main airfield in the zone is Albrook field which is too small to accommodate any sizable number of B29s The only other big airbase in the general Carib bean area is in Puerto Rico over 1000 miles away Meanest Thief San Diego reported Wednesday that a thief stole the only Christmas present under the tree of a 75yearold blind woman Mrs Elizabeth Pfaus had re ceived a gaily wrapped package from her only living relative a brother in Washington D C and had placed it under the tree wait ing for Christmas day to open it But while she was taking a nap someone entered through a bed room window and stole the pack age Report Red Government in Greece Athens radio broadcasts proclaimed Wednesday the establishment of a communist government in northern Greece under Gen Markos Vifiades and called on members of the leftwing Elas to take up arms Premier Themisfokles Sophoulis told newsmen the vaguely located rump state likely would be recog nized immediately by the com munistdominated northern neigh bors Al bania and Bulgaria All 3 have been accused by a United Nations commission of abetting the civi strife in Greece Greek military authorities hav insisted the communists could no hold a given area in northern Greece for 48 hours One high military leader said the proclama tion of a communist state would lead to an early solution of the guerrilla problem because the army could wipe out the rebels in a frontal battle Only in rare instances so far have the guerrillas offered resis tance to Greek army movements Thentactics are to retreat and in filtrate after the army leaves The Athens and army radios which monitored the bros toasts said only vague details weft if iv en Authorities in ex pressed belief the broadcast orig inated in Yugoslavia Commun ist sources recently said the gov ernment would be established ii 300 wild mountainous square miles on the Albanian bbrder around Konitsa Vifiades longhunted chief ol the guerrillas was reported to be the premier aiid minister of war The broadcasts said John lon nides old line communist in charge of undercover activities of the party for many years was to be deputy premier and minis ter of interior lonnides was re ported to have signed during the wartime occupation the Petritsa agreement with Bulgarian com munists ceding Greek territory to Bulgaria P P Russos one of the com munist leaders of the Greek army and navy mutiny in the middle east during the war was named foreign minister He is under a death sentence imposed by a Greek naval court Miltiades Popphyro genhis minister liberation Greet of labor in a cabinet which contained several avowed com munists was named minister of justice Typhoon Near Manila Manila typhoon which left extensive damage on Yap island was located by a U S navy weather plane Wednesday 700 miles eastsoutheast of Ma nila It was moving westnorth west at about 10 miles an hour with winds of more than 90 miles an hour at the center WHISKY HOLIDAY IS HEARING END But Free Use of Grain Not Expected to Last Washington 60day whiskymaking holiday ends at midnight Wednesday night leav ing distillers free to use is much scarce grain as they wish until the government finds a way to inter vene The situation is not expected to prevail very Ion however since intimates of President Truman say he is prepared to sign the re publican antiinflation bill which restores his wartime power to ra tion grain for making liquor If so the distillers may be lim ited to 2500000 bushels of grain a figure which Secre tary of Agriculture Anderson has oeen trying to persuade them to accept voluntarily The 65 per cent of the industry represented by the Distilled Spirits Institute while unwilling o go all the way with Anderson is pledged to use only 45 per cent as much grain as it consumed a year ago Iowa Falls Actress Is Denied New Trial Los Angeles Actress Madge Meredith 26 of Iowa Falls Iowa has been denied a new trial and will be sentenced Jan 15 fol lowing her conviction on charges of kidnaping and assaulting her former New denied Tuesday for Albert Tucker 29 and Damon Klinkenberg 32 found guilty with Miss Meredith A 4th defendant James Hatfield will receive a probation hearing Jan 8 manager Nick Oianaclis trial motions also were The first kerosene was distilled from coal shale and hence was called coal oil For a Job Well Done We Thank Each and All BULLETIN At 2 oclock Wednesday after noon when the solicitation for mally closed the total stood at was over the 2000 goal OR A JOB MAG NIFI GENTLY WELL DONE the GlobeGa zette Family Service I n c and everybody connected with the raising or a d m inistration of the 1947 Christmas Cheer Fund thanks the thousands o f generoushearted people who have contributed to the pronounced success of this years venture in applied Christianity With your gifts you have made it possible to bring cheer to scores of Mason City homes which other wise faced the Empty Stocking Christmas prospect More than that your generosity will bring food to the empty stom achs of hundreds of hungry chil dren in Europe through the in strumentality of CARE Its our deepest hope that your part in this worthy cause will add some extra joy for you in your own Christmas season May God be with you PEEVIOUSLY REPORTED 5190847 GlobeGazette GlobeGazette Pressroom Cans Business Office GlobeGazette Newsroom Gang W L P Darlene Jane Bouts Johnny Billy and Cynthia Employes of Damons Inc God Bless Gildners Store F M F M E a friend Frank Warn Plymouth Primary Class Christian Church Nora Springs LeRoy and Lor rain Martin Plymouth From J V K Stoyles Press Employes Anonymous Friend G E B T VIemory of John B Klein Sam Baizes Dept Store KIM 100 101 2100 100 3011 300 100 1011 100 3011 U S Prepares for 3rd Postwar Christmas in Good Will Setting 1011 500 3500 200 100 200 oOO 1000 400 Me Alone 100 ritcnard Motor Co Employes 2000 iVinaConple Class Siirt Scouts Troop No 9 100 STag Sfcnurds Club 300 F D Winlerlield Albert Lea forest City Friend ffanly Friend rom the 410ers Payne Plumbing Heating Kathleen M Clark IV W Wilkinson Bill and Jim Mr X 200 200 100 1330 20fl 1000 1000 200 300 100 100 1000 200 100 100 100 Ion 3000 Zion Builders SC Johns Bap tist Church 200 Mrs W F Wahrer 250 Alma J Oulman 1000 M B S Gait Iowa 200 Troika Inc Employes Industrial Union 126 Andrew Faaborg Family Mcs ervey The ii Es and Johnnie For Gilts Edward L Bohn he Dillon Co leckjorden Service ackie Peterson Age 8 Cichard Roger and David Irs Harm Menfcf Clear Lake V L Hinrichs Clear Lake Mason City Rotary Club D D Sqnier Mason City V F W Club Memory of Anna Vivian icorgie Calkins B J Berding I Want to See That Tree So Do Hxie McSweeney Jim Sharon Ann Girard Mac Katby Eileen David Bob IHcGee Friend Cerro Gordo Bakery H C C No Acknowledgment Implores of Barons 7ommle Marie David add Her bert George E Fatten im Irs Fred Ktnnan A Rockwell Friend Mason City Lions Club SOO 5000 100 200 100 100 ion ioo 200 200 300 3000 100 1000 soo 200 IOO 200 100 100 0230 LAST DAYS TOTAL S lOSiifl OTAL FOR CAMPAIGN J360iOB OVER THE TOP BY S Pope Fears Insincerity by Nations By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In a world tormented by bloody strife afflicted by the misery ot cold and hunger and distressed by the unsolved problems of peace much of mankind began Wednes day the celebration of the 3rd Christmas since the end of the war There was bloodshed in Pales tine Greece China and Indo China Hunger and cold were specters clouding the celebrations in much of Europe where aus terity had become a new wort for belttightening Wrangling among the victorious powers left Germany Austria anc Japan without peace treaties anc communist pressure in the cole war kept the governments o western Europe vigilant Pope Pius XII one of the mosl powerful spokesmen for Christen dom protested vigorously in his Christmas message against the growing tendency toward insin cerity which he said the nations were displaying in dealing with one another The pontiff declaring that the world is tired of war and fam ished for peace lamented After another postwar year charged with miseries sufferings delusions and privations whoever has eyes to see and ears to hear must be arrested at sight of this dolorous and humiliating fact Europe and the world today are further than ever from the true peace from a full and per fect healing of their ills from es tablishment of a new order in har mony equilibrium and justice The little town of Bethlehem the cradle of Lord Jesus was an oasis of peace in a holy land rip ped by communal hatred and Dloodshed More than 300 persons lave been slain in Palestine since Nov 29 when the decision was taken to split the land into Arab and Jewish states Pilgrims flocked to the tiny lillside town where Christ was Dorn in a stable for traditional religious observances on the an niversary of his birth In London King George VI Singled out British coal miners for eight of the 18 Christmas awards for heroism recalling instances of bravery in mine disasters of 1947 In Spandau prison Berlin bleak Christmas eve services were planned for Rudolf Hess Karl Doenitz Erich Raeder Constantin Von Neurath Albert Speer Bal dur Von Schirach and Waltner Nazi bigwigs sen tenced for war crimes at Nuern berg There was holiday feeling in Moscow too for the annual New Years is a sort of combination of Christmas and New Years as they are known in western countries Because of differences in the Russian church calendar Christmas religious ob servances are held on Jan 7 but New Years eve and New Years day are big celebrating times calling for gifts and decorated trees Not So Merry Detroit firemen roared out in 3 engines Wednes day to answer an alarm from a call box The firemen found John islaski 54 leaning nonchalantly against the box Wheres the fire they in quired No fire said Stanislaski I just wanted to wish you boys a merry Christmas He was hauled into court on a drunk charge Threatens NonGivers New York Jones 52 an apartment house janitor was fined Tuesday for disor derly conduct after he threatened tenants who refused to give him Christmas presents GlobeGazette Photo SANTA CLAUS he or wont he That is the question for Judy 7 left and Toni 3 daughters of Mr and Mrs Chester DeSart 36 Beaumont drive as they hang up their stockings There are 2 good hunches in this picture why the whiskered gentleman will show up Christmas Eve Any questions Merry Christmas then Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Wednesday night and Thursday Somewhat warm er Wednesday night with lowest temperature near 20 but locally cooler on low ground High Christmas in low 40s Iowa Fair Wednesday night and Thursday Somewhat warmer west and north portions Wed nesday night and south and east portions Thursday Low Wed nesday night 15 to 25 High Thursday 38 to 45 Minnesota Partly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday with a few snow flurries northeast por tion Not so cold northwest and extreme southeast portions Wednesday night and in south portion Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 21 Minimum 1 At 8 a m Wednesday 7 YEAR AGO Maximum 28 Minimum 18 Truthful Anyway Baltimore IP Addressed to Santa Claus North Pole1 this is one of the more optimistic let ters to turn up at the local post office this season Dear Santa Im not a very good girl I do not obey my parents so very good I do not say my night and morn ing prayers every night But I would like to have a record player or typewriter or ice skates or sled or a play washing machine or a fur coat or a pair of skates Please Santa Launch China Constitution Nanking first perman ent constitution of China will go into effect Friday Christmas day marked by the display of national flags and special programs in gov ernmentheld parts of China The constitution was approved one year ago by 1400 representatives after 41 days of deliberation The average cost of the U S weather service is about 6 cents per capita each year Mother Daughter Jump to Safety as Train Hits Truck Muscatinc Carl To borg and her 15 year old daughter Wednesday expressed special Christmas thanks alter their nar row escape Tuesday when their pickup truck stalled on the tracks near the Rock Island railroad depot here A passenger train struck the truck and dragged it about 25 feet down the tracks But the Toborgs jumped to safety just before the train plowed into the truck SAME Dag means no traffic dutb la past 24 hours TRUMAN GIVES CITIZENSHIP TO DRAFT EVADERS 1523 Violators Are Pardoned From List of 15805 Considered By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nation prepared Wednesday to celebrate its 3rd postwar Christmas in a traditionrich set ting oi merrymaking gestures of good will and religious pageantry paying tribute to Christianitys Prince of Peace Presidential yuletide pardons re storing full citizenship rights were on their way to 1523 persons con victed of violating the wartime draft act Most of them have com pleted their sentences but the par dons under a proclamation issued Tuesday night by the president restores to them their full po litical civil and other rights The names of the recipients were chosen by an amnesty board from a list of 15805 persons Like millions of other families the Trumans will gather around the family tree inside the white house Thursday morning after breakfast to open their presents On the eve of Christendoms greatest holiday transportation lines were swamped There were Christmas eve parties and receptions President Truman invited all while house maids to to his office for a personal hand shake and an exchange of the traditional Merry Christmas There were church services and carol sings In Tamaqua Pa more than 100 anthracite miners wear ing lighted electric lamps on their caps stood in snow around the opening of Newkirk mine before dawn and sang Joy to the World For Thursday the U S weather bureau forecast a sunny season able day for most of the nation with a white Christmas in pros pect from the Dakotas eastward A fierce northeast storm set the stage for a clear cold Christmas day in New England In its wake the storm left at least 7 dead Thousands planning holiday trips cither were stranded or delayed From Westover Field Mass the air transport command reported a plane which had been dropping Christmas mail and packages to remote northern weather stations had negotiated a forced landing safely about 95 miles north Goose Bay Labrador Incomplete reports from some sections revealed unprecedented Christmas buying in dollar vol ume Christmas may be on the scanty side for scores of unlucky persons as the result of a fire Tuesday that destroyed hundreds of gift packages and letters aboard a Pennsylvania railroad New York toSt Louis passenger train The flames turned the car into a blackened shell Balancing this bit of woe how ever were tidings from San Fran cisco that a haberdashery would open an exchange Friday for dads who dont fancy their Christmas ties The store promises a SI credit toward the purchase of one of its conservative neckpieces for any bona fide example oi the tie makers art or fancy Clemency to Japs Tokyo clemen cy has been granted to 182 Japa nese sentenced to prison terms by U S army provost courts the army announced Wednesday NOTICE No editions of the Globe Gazette will be published on Christmas day Wednes days and Thursdays com ics are printed in this edi tion   

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