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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 5, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy Stormy the Stripper Dunked m Lake by LSU Male Students MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 5 1948 HOME EDITIO This Paper Consists ot Two One No Baton of bruises a day La the Stripper nursed abig bunch and uried to figure out whats wrong with her act New Orleans night club like it the black era off They applaud and yell for more Students htate university are different Stormy found out Thurs 21 year old stripper turned up here with the band from nf TVoir Into an impromptu peel atop a big truck in the of the LSU campus to tie a score with a dean who dis approved her meddling in school politics tarteA taking She came away with a scraped foot 4 loose teeth a puffedup lower lip an ominously black eye and no clothes Wet too She got dunked in the campus lake At least one cocd socked her Mormy said but male students md most of the damage That what bothers her Boys will be boys is the only explanation she can muster It all started when Stormy whose name is Stacie said she intended to campaign on the campus for Pat Mclntyre who was running for president of the student body LSU officials warned her Dont come they said Pat wasnt en thusiastic either He almost got expelled when as editor of the campus magazine he put out an issue carrying a hot interview with the stripper and then brought Stormy to the field house to auto graph copies and boostcircula tion But Stormy came to LSU any way On a biff truck carrying a sign Perry loves Stormy Perry is Maj Perry Cole dean of stu dent affairs who told Stormy to stay away She wore sun glasses a demure white Gibson girl blouse and a long black skirt The band started playing and Stormy went into her bumps and grinds The glasses blouse and skirt came off in that order Stormy stood there in a brief 2piece bath ing suit Stormy wriggled and slipped 2 fingers into the back of her trunks to let them drop But they never did The crowd of boisterous stu dents that had gathered around closed in grabbed her carried her off to the lake and tossed her in Other students broke the win dows out of her truck turned it over and let the air out of the tires The band scrambled for Hnfoiy ns Storrrivs clothes went for souvenirs In the melee Stormy suffered her bruises and loosened teeth She said one coed socked her yelling Shes our competition The shivering stripper climbed dripping out of the lake into the arms of campus police who hustled her off to a substation for protection When the students surround ed the flimsy building yelling We want Stormy police saw that they had better take her to a safer place They rushed her into a police car with LSU football players clearing a path through the crowd and whisked her a way Downtown they got her a dress some shoes and stockings and she caught a plane back to New Or leans My college career is over Stormy observed At least for the time being It was not believed the univers ity would take any action against Stormy in view of the ducking or against the students who duck ed her It was regarded as a spon taneous demonstration AP Wlrcpliuto STORMY Will Be Boys FEAR 13 DEAD AS SHIP SMKS IN MISSISSIPPI 1 lowan Is Listed as Missing and Another Among 13 Survivors Greenville Miss 757 ton towboat Natchez capsized and sank Thursday night after strik ing a concrete bridge pier and 13 members of her crew were be lieved swept to fleath in one of the worst river tragedies in recent years Two lowans were involved xiu he river tragedy Keith A Mont ornery of Dubuque was listed as missing and John P Mihalakis lisa of Uubuque was among the 13 survivors A treacherous eddy in a sweep ing bend of the river 12 miles south of here caught the boat in a helpless and sudden grip slam ming the craft against a pier of he bridge The boat sank within half a ninute trapping some of the crewmen below decks in their quarters Others who were on duty were plummeted from the ship into the icy waters of the Mississippi river Capt Jimmie Browinski who was at the wheel at the time of ihe accident Ment down with iis ship in the tradition of the seas barking orders to his crew abandon ship Thirteen members of the crew of 20 survived and were carried o hospitals for treatment of ihock and minor injuries The bodies of 2 of the dead were re covered Eleven men were still iiissing The Natchez sank completely out of sight in deep water appar ently trapping several of the crew men who were asleep in their ninks A rescue vessel picked up the 3th survivor Friday morning He vas identified as Louie Keeling f Greenville Miss an oiler who jreviously was reported missing ie was said to be in critical con lition Reports said Keeling was n the icy waters for more than 0 hours The barge lines said that the hit bottom ij oeon unier i and was nothampering any river traffic A spokesman said that the cur rent was running too swiftly to permit diving operations U S Yields to Russian Changes in Plan for Palestine Partition VerHelst to Get Sentence on Wednesday Charles VerHelst 18 year old Mason City youth will be sen tenced Wednesday at 10 a m in the courthouse by Judge William P Butler it was revealed Friday afternoon VerHelst was convicted of sec ond degree murder Feb 17 for the strangulation death of his fiancee Arlene Molt The conviction carries a 10 years to life term according to Iowa law VerHelst is out on a bond House Body Shuns Civil Rights Fight Washington dominated house The GOP appropriations Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy through Sat urday Warmer Saturday Low Friday night 15 High Satur day 26 Iowa Cloudy Friday night with snow near the Missouri river and along the Missouri border in southwest Iowa Saturday mostly cloudy with light snow extreme west slowly rising temperatures Low Friday night near 15 High Saturday 25 to 30 Possibly locally heavy snow near Missouri border in south west Iowa Towa 5day weather outlook Tem peratures will average near nor mal eastern Iowa and 3 degrees above normal western Iowa Normal highs 37 north to 44 south Normal lows 18 north to 23 south Rising temperatures Saturday and Sunday above normal Mondaybecoming colder Tuesday Precipitation will av erage less than inch north ern Iowa i to inch southern as snow west ern Iowa Friday night occa sionally mixed with rain Satur day and rain in southern Iowa and rain and snow mixed in northern Iowa again Monday Minnesota Cloudy south and in creasing cloudiness north with light snow extreme southwest and westcentral portions Fri day night Warmer Friday night Saturday mostly cloudy with light snow west portion IN MASON CITY weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday Maximum 29 Minimum 14 At 8 a m Friday 17 YEAR AGO Maximum 30 Minimum 18 PRISON TERM FOR CHRISTOFFEL Former CIO Officer Gets 2 to 6 Years Washington Chris toffel former CIO union officer in Milwaukee Friday was sen tenced to serve from 2 to G years in prison for denying under oath he was a communist Before sentencing Christoffcl Federal District Judge Edward M Curran turned down a request by OJohn Kogge chief of defense counsel for a new trial The defendant grimfaced re plied no sir when asked by Curran whether he had anything to say before sentence was passed Christoffcl is a former presi dent of local 248 of the United Auto Workers at the Milwaukee plant of the AllisChalmers com pany Iowa Falls Merchants Honor Military Dead Iowa merchants bu reau of the Iowa Falls Chamber of Commerce has recommended unanimously that all business houses close whenever there is a service for one of the war dead The first service of the kind in Iowa Falls was held Thursday aft ernoon for Lt Wilbur B Ridout The bureau recommends also that during the services the flags in the business district be flown at half mast Most of the helium for indus try and medicine is obtained from certain natural gas wells Truman Asks End to War Assets Body Washington Tru man asked congress Friday to wind xip the war assets adminis tration June 30 The disposal of remainingdo mestic surplus war property would he transferred to the federal works agency Of the original worth of surplus property about will remain to be disposed of at home by June 30 The worth left to be sold abroad by that date would be transferred from the stale de partment to the owning agencies for handling These agencies pri marily are the army and navy de partments Mr Truman also recommended that government procurement and disposal functions be consolidated by transferring the bureau of fed eral supply to the works agency 3 TeenAgers Charged With Vandalism After Spree in Iowa Cemetery Grundy Center UR T hr e e teenage Gladbrook boys charged with tipping over 14 tombstones were free on appearance bonds Friday They were arraigned late Thurs day on vandalism charges Four teen tombstones in a cemetery near Conrad were upset Feb 25 Grundy County Sheriff Lyle B Rodd said the Goos and George Hooper 18 and Earl Kroger statements ad mitting the charge committee refused Friday to mix into the civil rights fight It turned down in closed session a subcommittee recommendation that congress withhold federal money for hospital building and vocational education from states that deny Negroes equal educa tional and job opportunities The recommendation was made by a subcommittee headed by Rep Keefe It was knocked out by a vote of 25 to C The full committees lastmin ute action in overriding Keefes group was unusual Subcommit tees almost always win their points in the committee The subcommittee put the anti clause into a i 017851000 bill to supply the labor OPERATION SMOKE SCREEN GlobeGazette Photo A chilly wind billowed smoke into firemens faces to hamper work as they fought a roof blaze at E State Friday morningin a fire be lieved caused by defective wiring A large section of the roof was burned off and 2 up stairs rooms were leffc without covet None of the 8 occupants of the house will be forced to evacuate although one roomer Mrs Bernadince Kvalheim was forced to move downstairs ity agency with funds for the year starting July 1 An attempt to restore the provi sion will be made when the bill comes before the house for debate next week Upwards of of the bills funds vould have been af fected by the provision The largest of these is for hospital construction On these funds he states and local gov ernments put up for each dol lar furnLshed by the federal gov ernment Members said the majority felt that the provision did not belong in an appropriation bill that civil rights proposals should be handled in separate legislation Another is for vo cational rehabilitation grants for the training of blind deaf and otherwise handicapped persons And S198427GO is for vocational education grants for such things as craft training in and out of schools States match these funds 5050 The total in the bill includes 132 4 4 5 750 in con tract authority for which money must be appropriated later The actual cash recommended is or about 3 per cent below the amount President Trumnn asked House Spending Body Favors Fight Against Cancer Washington House Appropriations Committee Friday recommended a against cancer fight It approved a appro priation for the construction of 18 hospitals and laboratories under the direction of the National Can cer Institute It also recommended a further appropriation in the future The initial fund would enable the institute to get its program underway Congress would be obligated under the committees plan to provide additional money later Hint FBI Seekinglndictment HOUSE DAMAGED QIbHSpecteci Spy King in U S Reveal Investigation as Harriman Refuses to Show Condon Files A hint that the justice department is seeking indictment of a suspected spy ring was dropped Friday during the congressional uproar over Dr Ed ward U Condon Rep Nixon RCal tossed it out it a house unAmerican ac tivities committee meeting where the commerce department stuck by iis suns and refused again to hand over its loyalty records on Con don Rep Rankin DMiss had pro posed that the committee make public all its records on Coclon Nixon objected He said a New York grand jury is investigating spying by Americans and aliens He said its findings might be pre judiced if the complete files were made public John L Towne secretary of the departments loyalty board came before the committee in response to a subpoena directing that he show up with the papers But he didnt have the papers Nor would he answer questions about them Secretary or Commerce Harri man advised the committee by letter Thursday night that the rec ords would not be turned over to the congress members He said that to do so would be prejudi cial to the public interests In this situation 1 Committee members talked of asking congress to pass a law forcing Harriman to surrender the papers 2 Ilarrimans stand was lam basted in speeches on the house floor by Reps Mackinnin R Hoffman RMich and Rich RPa Rich said The only way we will ever get anything of benefit out of those bureaus downtown is to clean house next November 3 An unAmerican activities subcommittee recommended that the full committee hold formal public hearings on the case of Condon director of the national bureau of standards 4 Condon himself told report ers that Oh certainly he favors hearings As a matter of fact he said he asked for them last July 3 Finnish Parties Are Against Pact Helsinki political parties took firm stands Friday against all or parts of a soviet pro posal for negotiations on an alli ance with Finland Committees of the parliament ary delegations of the conserva tive agrarian and liberal parties called on President Julio K Paas ikivi and tendered negative rec ommendations The conservative and liberal committees recommended rejec tion of the whole soviet proposal to negotiate The agrarian group said it could not accept any Fin nishsoviet pact on the pattern of Russias agreements with Hungary and Romania Julio Koivisto leader of the agrarian group said after the visit to the presidential palace that it strongly opposed a military pact with Russia He refused to say whether it opposed negotiations The liberals informed the presi dent that in their opinion Finland should refuse to take up negotia tions with Russia on Premier Josef Stalins proposal The party reports to the presi dent followed word that the com munists had opened a campaign to stir labor groups to demonstra tions of the type that aided the communist coup in Czechoslo vakia Thomas A Edison gave the discjockey industry its start by announcing on Nov 21 1877 his invention of the phonograph BY ROOF BLAZE Wires Found Burning in Mason City Home Fire which Chief James Kelley said was caused by defective wir ing in the attic burned a large section of the roof of a 7room 2story house at 213i E State Ma son City Friday morning leaving the bath and another room up stairs without cover The house is situated on the alley of the block behind a resi dence at 213 E State Kelly said firemen found wires ablaze when they first chopped through the roof Mr and Mrs Stephen Fagerle rent the home from Mrs A P Craig 207 E State who first dis covered smoke coming from the roof about a m The room of Mrs Bernadine Kvalheim in the house was burned out but the Fageiies said they would be able to provide her with temporary quarters There are 5 others living in the house but their quarters were left livable Mr and Mrs Lee Fagerle have a oneroom apartment up stairs Alfred Rodberg is a roomer downstairs Clarence and Gordon Grind land live in the basement Firemen brought the blaze under control in an hour but spent an other 1A hours with salvage rigs There were no casualties AUSTIN STATES MOVE AIMED AT MORE HARMONY Accept Soviet Idea for Private Big Power Talks Outside of UN Lake Success United States Friday accepted a series of Russian amendments in efforts to line up soviet support on Ameri can proposals for meeting the Palestine partition crisis TJ S Delegate Warren K Austin said he agreed to several changes in plan as suggested by Russia This was the first yielding1 on the American Palestine position in the United Nations security council Austin told the council it was done in efforts to establish har mony between the United States and the Soviet Union As the council went into a luncheon recess Austin and Soviet Delegate Andrei A Gromyko agreed to confer off the floor in a move for complete agreement Austin accepted a soviet sugges tion for private big power con sultations outside the range of the council rather than in a Big Five committee formally responsible to the council In pressing this point Gromyko emphasized that Britain had spurned participation in any com mittee seeking methods to carry out partition Austin also agreed to a Russian move to give the big powers a of 15 days to consult Presumably the council would not discuss Palestine in that period The United States however held firm to its demand that the council vote Friday on accepting the general assemblys decision to partition the Holy Land into Jew ish and Arab nations by Oct 1 The council was scheduled to re sume debate at p m The U Ssoviet harmony moves came on top pf these developments in the debate 1 The Jewish agency for Pales tine informed the council in effect that it was determined to go ahead with creation of a Jewish nation 2 With the U S spearheading the opposition the council rejected a proposal for Colombia to recess debate for a week without any specific provision for big power talks Only Syria an Arab nation backed up Colombia The only vote at the morning session was on the Colombian pro posal as Soft Drinks Served Alcoholics Anonymous Reopen Night Club DCS Moines UR The DCS Moines chapter of Alcoholics An onymous Thursday night cele brated the opening of their new Babes night club which had been padlocked as a liquor nuisance The former bar of the night club dispensed refreshments All were soft drinks By ALTON L BLAKESLEE AP Science Reporter Omaha an alco holic kick into auto engines may bring a day of Highpower performance on lowgrade gasoline Trucks and autos climbing hills in high instead of creeping up in low Economical driving on the flat with a ready surge of power when needed Part of your power coming from corn cobs or grains These possibilities from use of alcohol as liquid fuel were de scribed Friday by Dr G E Hil bert director of the northern re gional research laboratory U S department of agriculture at Pe oria 111 to the National Form There are some ifs and buts A gallon of alcohol can be blended with 9 gallons of low grade gasoline to make 10 gallons of premium antiknock fuel he said The blends wouldnt require any changes in engine design or readjustment Something different for the ex tra burst of power are gadgets already available which can in ject mixtures of alcohol and wa ter This was done with airplanes during the war The alcohol in jections would take trucks uphill in high Such power is needed only oc casionally The rest of the time engines could operate on cheap er lower octane gasoline This would save oil reserves for it takes more crude oil to produce highoctane gasoline The biggest if is the present high price of alcohol Dr Hilbert said Even if corn cost a dollar a bushel alcohol would cost 50 cents a gallon under present re covery practices But this may not mean so much within a few years Regardless of this price dif ference there are many instances where the use ot alcoholwater injection with lowgrade gasoline will be cheaper and give better operation than premium grade gasoline Present petroleum reserves ap parently are enough for many years And plants are built to make synthetic fuels from coal and nautral gas If future de Says Scientist mands outstrip this supply or send costs up alcohol from farm products may enter the picture Dr Hilbert said Two types of farm products offer possibilities for liquid fuels One is starchy crops like grains The other is agricultural residues like corncobs sugarcane bagasse and straws Methods of making alcohol from grains arc well known and effici ent in many ways and alcohol costs will probably depend more on grain costs than techincal im provements he continued Still production costs may be reduced The Peoria laboratory developed an enzyme from a fungus which can substitute for malt in torment ing grain This one substitute would make ethyl alcohol from grain cheaper by 3 cents a gal lon The same laboratory also is studyingthe cost and yields of making alcohol from corncobs and other residues Answers may be available in another year The problem isnt making alcohol from the cobs but doing it economically Oneof the biggest costs is col lecting the cobs P Burke Jacobs assistant to director of the regional laboratory said there is little prospect of much corn being used under pres ent prices to make Industrial al cohol This might change however if corn prices come down or if there ore periods of corn surpluses he added Corn might find a large outlet as alcohol if demands come for alcohol for motor fuel or synthetic rubber he continued Alcohol fuel would have the ad vantage of being produced annual ly out of the interaction of air water sunshine and the soil It would not entail any depletion of natural resources which arc not replaceable In any event research on liquid fuels from agricultural products and appropriate implementation of such research in strategic geo graphical areas certainly appear desirable in ihe national interest The nation could hardly afford to ignore the implications of such fundamental investigations NEW SNOW FALL IN SOUTHWEST Iowa Highways Blocked and Schools Are dosed Des Moines heavy snow storm moved into southwestern Iowa Friday blocking roads and closing many schools It was snowing hard at Ham burg Red Oak and Council Bluffs Hamburg reported 9 inches of new snow at 10 a m Shenandoah reported 6 inches of snow with highways becoming blocked in the area The storm had spread as far east as Taylor county The state highway commission said there was bad drifting in the Council Bluffs area Drifting also was reported in the Hamburg area Highways 59 and 100 were blocked south of Oakland the commission said Light snow was reported at Sioux City Public schools at Sidney Tabor Locust Grove Randolph Strand and Thurman in southwestern Iowa were closed Many rural schools also shut down as drift ing snow blocked roads The commission road report said pavements in the area around At lantic Greenfield and Audubon were icy in spots due to sifting snow freezing to surfaces SAME   

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