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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 11, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT VOL LIV MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Piess and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MARKS TRUMAN SEEKS 12 Killed in MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 11 1948 HOME EDITION umif ThliPaper Consists of Two No 131 GRIPS IOWA ADDITIONAL AID OF Wants More Money to Tide Over Europeans Until ERP Is Enacted Washington President Iranian Thursday asked congress for an additional to help 1ide western Europe over un til the European recovery pro gram is enacted Congress voted temporary aid last fall inninrir 518000000 for Chinah S ex pected then that this money would last until the Marshall plan was passed But in a letter to Speaker Mar Plane Crash 1 Survives Chicago Delta Airlines DC4 plane crashed and burned explosively late Wednesday night a few seconds after it took off from Chicagos municipal airport Iwelve of 33 aboard were killed The only survivor was a 33 year old mother whose 7 year old son perished in the fiery wreckage She screamed hysterically for her child as she was pulled from the flames The woman Mrs Tripoli no Mco of Suburban Oak Lawn 111 suf arms crew tin President Truman said Events which have taken place m Europe during recent weeks do not permit us with safety or pru dence to risk a break in the sup ply flow at this moment I there lore hope that congress will find it possible to make available the needed funds before April 1 Mr Truman said the money is needed to permit the continued placement of contracts for essen tial supplies for a brief addi tional interim period The appropriation proposed will provide only for a very short period and extreme urgency re mains for the earliest possible au thorization of the European re covery program itself the presi dent added Without the additional 000 Mr Truman said there now is grave clanger that a break in the supply pipeline will occur between the end of interim aid and the start of the European re covery program At the cfipitol republican mem bers of the house foreign affairs committee went into private ever T disclosed aucrward that one tiling they talked over was whether to broaden aid programs and allow bending of guns and weapons to any country Rep Vorys acting chairman at the closed door con ference told newsmen the pro posal included any place where conditions arise similar lo those in Greece Turkey and China That is anywhere that communists threaten He said the republican majority of the foreign affairs f crcd s ev c r e burns Both of her legs and both of were broken All 4 members of the were killed The plane was bound for Miami Fla 11 splashed in an orange colored flaming mass on a nearby prairie at p m CST from a height of 500 to 1 000 feel during a snow flurry witnesses said It was Delias first accident in scheduled operations since 1934 Last year the airlines received a special citation from the National Safely Council Something went wrong ancl the huge craft caught fire when only a few feet above the run way Deltas district traffic man ager said There was no further explanation Among the identified dead were 2 Chicago brothers on their way to the bedside of their father near death in Miami Beach Flu The 2 were Harold Levy 47 promi nent criminal lawyer and Ralph Raymond Levy 41 an insurance broker The plane had n capacity of 44 passengers It lost 2 persons who had reservations for the flight No 705 with stops at Cincinnati Ohio and Jacksonville Fla can celled them shortly before it took off The plane burned fiercely for more than an hour Some of the bodies pulled out by firemen were burned or mangled beyond im PROBE PLANE WRECKAGEFiremcn kneel to remove the AP of a victim of Indict Garsson Brothers for False Contract Statements Government Expects lo Conspiracy for Weather Report Pat Smith an airport handler said the plane cargo came decision no definite This idea got serious attention jigainst a background of obvious increasing congressional concern over world developments In a house speech Rep Mc Dowell RPa said he believes the world is on the verge of war and announced he will reverse a previous stand and vote for a pcacevime draft Rep Hinshaw RCal com plained in another speech that na tional defense is being frittered away by confusion neglect and failure in military planning Vorys said the house republican group met primarily lo talk about ways of speeding passage oC the European recovery program The senate is now debating it Senator Wherry of Nebraska acting re publican leader predicted a vote his week straight down in a vertical dive and splattered and exploded on the ground near 55th streqt and Cicero avenue Flamos shot up 50 feet ns the plane flopped to earth like a pancake said another witness C K Firth a gasoline dealer who helped rescue Mrs Mco Relatives said Mrs Mco wife of a restaurant owner was on her way to Miami Fla for her health Mrs Meos sons body was found clutched in the arms of another woman Both bodies were bartlv burned An inquest was scheduled for a m Friday Coroner A L Brodie said a blue ribbon jury 6C aviation specialists would be summoned The crew members were Capt Grover Lee Hollo way 36 College Park Ga the pilot John S Diso way 25 Atlanta Ga and Holly wood Fla first officer Miss Sue Young 26 Fayettevillc N C stewardess and Marvin G Hairs tori 21 Avondale Estates Ga purser Million Dollar Fraud Baltimore federal grand jury Thursday indicted Henry N and Murray W Garsson opera tors of a wartime Illinois muni false financial statements in con nection with their government contracts An indictment against the Eric Basin Metal Products company Alien li Gcllman ils president Joseph T Weiss Harry S Click and the Garsson brothers was re turned after a 2monlh investiga tion into their munitions dealings A justice department announce ment said charges against the in dividuals all from Chicago are that criminal offenses were com mitted against the United States involving false statements and an overall conspiracy to defraud in VerHelst at Fort Madison State Prison Charles Raymond VerHelst 18 Thursday began serving a 20 year sentence in the state penitentiary at Fort Madison The youth left Mason City Wednesday afternoon with Deputy Sheriff Walt Balek to make the trip by auto Soon after his arrival at Fort Madison Wednesday nicht the youth was put through the usual entrance routine and assigned to the isolation ward for the next week or 10 days VerHelst made Among the passengers killed was Dr G E Garvin 42 physician ot Blanchcslcr Ohio He was en route to Cincinnati from San Francisco Another passenger Miss C Richards of Cincinnati boarded the plane without a reservation The airlines said she was about 17 years old and going to Cincinnati for her fathers funeral today Other victims were identified by the airlines and police ns fol contract renegotiation and related matters Frank H Patton special justice department prosecutor who pre sented the case to the grand jury said the first count of the indict ment charges conspiracy ancl the other 2 allege filing of false and misleading financial statements The combine got about 000 worth of war contracts Patton said the government ex pects to prove a conspiracy to de fraud it of over a million dollars The Garssons and former Eei Andrew J May wartime chairman of the house military committee were convicted in Washington last July on charges oi exchanging in bribes All 3 have appealed their sen tences which range from i months to 2 years FORECAST Mason City Fair and continued vury cold Thursday night In creasing cloudiness ancl a little warmer Friday Low Thursday night 12 below zero High Fri day 15 to 20 Iowa Fair and continued cold Thursday night Friday mostly cloudy with rising temperature Low Thursday 5 to 12 below zero High Friday in middle 20s Shipper Forecast 10 below north 10 below southwest 5 below southeast Minnesota Fair and not quite so cold Thursday night Friday mostly cloudy ancl warmer with snow flurries north and central portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at o clock Thursday morning Maximum i bolow Minimum 22 below At B a m Thursday 20 below YEAR AGO Maximum jy Minimum 29 lows no comments Deputy John E Bennett said Warden During his isolation the youth will be given the usual hospital checkup He will occupy a single cell m the ward which now houses about half a dozen others Bennett said he had no idea now about the work to which VerHelst would be assigned This the de puty warden added will not be decided until VerHelst is inter viewed to determine the work for which he is best suited Pheasant Census March 22 Moines stale con servation commission announced Thursday it will begin its annual spring pheasant census March 22 The census is designed to reveal comparative populations and sex i 4 LJOS Courlney 42 Albert F Kahl or Katile Cin cinnati Fred Wilkins 36 Oak Lawn 111 en route to Miami to pick up an automobile for his employer Airplane Is Keeping Horse From Starving Pecatonica III An air plane is keeping a horse from dy ing of starvation The horse has been standing on a piece ot land surrounded by the swollen Pecatonica river for about a week He refuses lo step on the ice to walk to safety Lcroy Ber kebila an employe of the Peca tonica airport has been flying over the spot and dropping bundles of corn and hay Prepare State Funeral for Czech Official Prague XP Czechoslovakias communist government got a unanimous vote of confidence in parliament Thursday as it pre pared a state funeral for Foreign Minister Jan Masaryk Thus in 2 weeks and after the seizure of powci munist Premier Klement Gotl wald has lied up parliamentary approval for the program for which he had battled since last 2 days summer Wins Gold Brick But Cant Keep It Toronto Richardson 5l is the proud new owner of a go d honesttogoodness gold brick She won it Wednesday night at uie annual convention of the Prospectors and Developers asso ciation It weighs 348 ounces ancl is valued at about The catch is cant keep it She hns to soil it to the government thats the law When Chairman Josef David called for the confidence vote all the 233 deputies who were present raised their hands The parliament has a normal membership of 300 Jan Masaryks state funeral will be Saturday He will be buried beside his father founder and first president of the Czechoslovak re public U S Wants Drastic Curb on UN Veto Lake Success United btalcs Ihursday proposed drastic restrictions on the big power veto in the United Nations The proposal would exclude all the issues on which Russia used the veto 22 times in the last 2 years It was laid before the little as sembly as the first move toward carrying out a declaration made by Secretary of State George C Marshall before the U N assem bly last September Marshall said at that time the United States was willing to limit the veto to questions of prime im portance if the other big powers would agree The assembly re ferred the entire veto question to the little assembly In advancing ils specific pro posals Thursday the U S delega tion conceded through a spokes man that there still was no evi dence that Russia would agree to any modification of the security council voting procedure The U S spokesman said how ever the issue was so important it was worth trying even though there was no definite indication Russia would agree Man Misses Death Plane by Walking Into Wrong Chicago Airline Office Chicago man saved his life Thursday by walking into the wrong airlines office Eastern Airlines officials here said that a man named Crimalel arrived from Ihe west Wednesday night intending to transfer to a Delta airlines plane for Miami lie vnkcd into ihr Trtrrn iines office by mistake Altendanls told him where to find the Delta office but the man replied Heck Im here now and your planes go to Miami so I may as well fly with you He look off on the next eastern piano ShorlJyaflenvarcIs the Delia DC 4 airliner he had intended taking crashed on the takeoff and burst into flames killing 12 of its 13 passengers and crewmen MISS THREATEN TO LEAVE TALK ON HOLY LAND Soviet Union Against Inviting Jews Arabs to Big Power Meeting New York threat ened Thursday to walk out of the big power Palestine talks if the Jews and Arabs were invited to take part in the discussions Itussias Andrei A Gromyko re buffed a new American attempt to call the Arabs of Palestine and the Jewish agency before the biff power conferees Gromyko said lie could not participate if the Jewish and Arab representatives or the U N Pales tine commission were brought in for consultation He said Jewish Arab conciliation past had failed efforts in the At the third big power confer ence held in the New York offices of the U S delegation Sir Alex ander Cadogan British represent ative reiterated his governments intention to terminate the man date on May 15 and to leave Pales tine Codogan also said he personally felt no modification of the U N assemblys 1947 partition plan would be accepted either by the Jewish agency or the Arab higher committee for Palestine No final decision was taken on whether the Jewish agency and he Arab higher committee would be invited despite Gromykos op position This question was left open One U S survey showed that 11 out of every 100 poor people visiting a dentist in a 2 year pe riod were making their first visit compared with one out of 100 to welltodo people Congress Prober Gets Death Threat Washington ci threat to ongres investigator was reported to the house Friday Rep Canfield RN J reported the threat but did not say who made it The investigator is Robert Lee who recently completed a study of the internal revenue bureau for a house appropriations subcommit tee which Canfield heads Canfield told colleagues that Lee received telephone calls both dur ing and after the investigation threatening to blow his brains out Lee himself was not imme diately available for comment Minnesota now has 42 per cent fewer horses than the 10year pe riod average of 597000 durine 193740 b 9 Women Die in Mental Hospital Fire Asheville N Car women patients perished here early Wednesday in the blazing in ferno of a mental hospital fire Seven of the victims were trapped helplessly on upper floors of the 4story central building of the Highland hospital for nervous diseases Dr B T Bennett medi cal director reported Two others were evacuated by firemen who dashed into the fiery structure but I hey died soon after ward Tiie fire discovered about mid night started in the kitchen of the hospitals central building It quickly spread to an elevator shaft and was licking the buildings roof when firemen arrived Screams of trapped women rang out above the roaring conflagra tion as doctors nurses firemen and police ran through he blaz ing structure risking their lives in an effort to save the 20 patients in the building They quickly huddled the res cued patients into another building where some sat silently and others yelled hysterically The death toll was announced by Dr Bennett after he and hos pital authorities checked the list of patients in the building They searched the spacious hospital grounds for them in the futile hope that they had escaped and wandered away Police Captain Harold Enloe was the first man to reach the building I could hear screaming on the 3rd floor he related Flames by hen were lapping through the root of the building Every available piece of the citys fire fighting equipment was called out and offduty firemen were rushed to the scene The flames leaning Mgh info the air lit up a large section of this mountain resort city About 1000 spectators many of them urcssccl in pajamas lessly around unable to assist the trapped women Two of the victims were identi fied by hospital authorities as Mrs Allen T Hipps widow of an Ash ville doctor and Mrs Bruce Ken nedy about 30 Names of the oth ers were not released immediately Dr Bennett said some of the hospitals most violent patients were in the destroyed buildin but they were among the first to be released He reported that most of those dying were on the top floor of the wood and stone structure The hospital housed in several buildings about 3 miles from the heart of Asheville is a unit of Duke university hospital in Dur ham SAME 91 Irnfflc dnlh in Mil 31 13 Furnaces Too Much Dayton Ohio Garret H Pumpley 57 was sick in bed Thursday His doctor snid it was from overwork Pumpley is the only fireman at Brown school which has 13 furnaces The restoration of the prewar tram ferry across the English TShnnrfcl again makes it possible between London and sleeping car without the trouble of transferring be tween trains boats UNMENThcse 4 children were too much Tor 3 gl who attempted lo rob their home in Chicago Left to right are Ririo 5Elvira n 2 and Demctno Jr in Thr u 0 AP Wlrcplioto Demctrio Jr 10 The bandits fled emptyhanded Chicago children were heroes 4 Bellnn of their to travel Paris by neighborhood Thursday They routed 3 bandits just like in the movies You should have seen us Rive those gunmen the business 10 rearold Demeirio ficllan Jr told his 4th grade classmates But it was really his 2yoarold brother Gene who caused the bandits to flee from the Bcllan npnrtmcnt emptyhanded Gene was home with his father Demctrio Sr 50 when the gun men broke into their apartment Tuesday night They wore hoods and 2 of them carried shotguns The 3rd had a submachine gun Wheres the money the ban dit leader demanded He moved closer to Bcllan and leveled his gun Just then Bcllans sisterinlaw Miss Betty Gusich 19 re turned from a movie with the rest of the Bel Ian Jr Elvira 9 ancl Rino 5 Our of the other bandits raised his fist to utrike BelUn Sr El vira swung at him with a kitchen chair She missed but the other children set up a howl and began stomping about the apartment The bandits tried vainly to quiet them During the melee 2yearold Gene toddled out the front door into the next door apartment of Mrs Patrick Blue Mrs Blue took one look Into the Bcllan apartment and ran clown into the street screaming The bandits fled I thought they would go nuts with all that hollering Bcllan Sr said RECORD MARCH LOW MERCURY IN MASON CITY Weatherman Says Mass of Arctic Air to Stay for Next 24 to 48 Hours With spring only 9 days away a reading of 30 below zero was recorded at Sibley as Iowa had its coldest March day in weather history Thursday The readingat Sibley in ex treme northwest Iowa was the coldest of the entire iri this stale The previous low this season was 29 at Dccorah on Feb 12 Thursday was the coldest March day in Mason City since records have been kept dating back to 1891 With a 22 below zero tem perature reading in the morning something an alltime record was set The Mason City mercury struggled over the zero mark to 5 above Thursday at 1 p m Wed nesday the temperature stayed in the subzero regions all day hitting 1 below lor the high in the after noon Two other March days ap proachingthe Mason City record were March 2 1913 with a read ing of 18 below zero and March 19 1923 with IS below Thurs days temperature reading sur prised many for the atmosphere seemed warmer o them than on Wednesday when the reading was 10 below The weather bureau said the mass of arctic air would hang on in Iowa over the next 24 to 48 hours Tims no relief is in sight Light snow fell in southeastern Iowa Wednesday night but there were no indications of snow jn the state Thursday Fort Dodge had 20 below Thurs day for an alltime March low The pLcviou low there for the month was 16 on March 19 1923 Sioux Citys 18 below exceeded the previous low of 14 below on March 4 1891 and the 19 in Charles City was 5 degrees colder than the previous low for 57 years of March weather records The temperature at Northwood dropped to 20 below lor the cold est March reading in the 52 years of the station The previous record was 19 below in March 1913 At Estherville it was 24 below coldest of the winter and lowest for March itt 52 years of records Previous low there was 19 in 1913 The highest reading in Es therville all day Wednesday was 2 above It was 2G at Decorah Thursday Low temperatures in the 24 hours ended at a m Thurs day included Iowa Falls Cedar Rapids 12 Waterloo 18 Burlington zero Davenport 1 above Ames 18 Council Bluffs 14 Emmetsburg 27 Red Oak 21 Pocahonlas 25 Elkader 14 Oakland 17 DCS Moines 12 For many points it was the cold est night of the entire winter For Iowa as a whole the lowest read ing which had been recorded this season was 29 below zero at the Dccorah fish hatchery on Feb 12 1948 In a special bulletin the weather bureau observed When all of Thursday morn ings low temperature readings arc available for comparison many points in Iowa will be found to have joined Des Moines in break ing all previous record low read ings for March The cold air mass which brought such low temperatures to the Da kotas Wednesday had moved into Iowa Thursday and the low pres sure area on which previous lore casts of snow had been based had been pushed soutlvwestwarcl Iowas highest reading Wednesday was 1V above at Davenport At midmorning Thursday it still was well below 7ero at most Iowa points Packinghouse Union Plans Policy Meeting on Strike Strategy Chicago Ralph Helstein president of the ClOUnitcd Packinghouse Workers union said Thursday a 27 member policy committee would meet Friday to discuss notional strike strategy in connection with the unions walkout planned for March 16 Meanwhile he said talks with packers over the unions demand for a 19 cent hourly wage increase were continuing Meetings were scheduled by the federal labor conciliation service Friday be tween union representatives and officials of Wilson and Swift Friday talks arc slated with Cudahy and Armour The nationwide strike planned would bring 110000 meat packing plant workers off their jobs Hel stein said The unions original demand was for a 29 cent   

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