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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 6, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPArEK THAT MAKES ALL NOtTH IOWANS VOL 0V Associated Press and Unite 4 frets Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 6 1948 ThU Paper Consists of Two One No SIS AP Wireplioto SHIP HITS winds tore this banana boat loose from its moorings slammed it against a bridge in downtown Miami The photo was taken at the height of Tuesday nights storm Says Blast Made Garner Great Man Aboard Truman train enroute to Philadelphia Tru man had this to say Wednesday about John L Lewis attack on him Tuesday as a malignant scheming sort of an individual You remember the statement he made about John made Garner a great man The united mine workers leader once described former vice presi dent Garner as a whisky drink Ing poker playing evil old man His characterization of Mr Tru man was delivered at Tuesdays opening of the mine workers bien nial convention in Cincinnati Plane to Pick Marshall To Report Back UP Floridas Gold Coast Dries Out After Hurricane Passes to President Washington UR President Trumans personal plane leaves for Paris Wednesday to bring Secretary of State George C Marshall home for a direct report to Mr Truman on the United Nations meeting Marshall is expected to arrive here Saturday morning a few minutes after Mr Truman returns from one political campaign trip and less than 24 hours before he leaves on another The white house said no par ticular crisis1 was responsible for the presidents decision to recall Marshall It said Mr Truman merely wanted a firsthand report on developments at the United Nations meeting The announcement came shortly after Gov Thomas E Dewey of New York the republican presi dential nominee held a similar conference in Albany with John Foster Dulles his foreign policy adviser and a delegate to the UN Thus both major party candi dates will round out the week with firsthand reports from their for eign policy chieftains Dulles who flew back from Paris earlier this week told Dewey that RussianAmerican relations are at the lowest ebb since the end of the war And in what appeared to be a reference to some of Mr Tru mans campaign speeches Dulles told the GOP nominee the Rus sians are using certain warnings against a republican bust as propaganda to convince western Europe that the U S will be un able to carry through the Marshall plan Miami Fki Flor idas gold coast dried out Wed nesday after a tropical hurricane scrubbed the area with wind and rain One person died of a heart at tack and 6 others were injured in the greater Miami area but all Florida apparently escaped serious wind and water damage 11 Dead Cuba counted 11 dead 300 in jured and crop damage estimated at when the storm raked the island before moving on Flor ida Key West escaped serious damage The Caribbeanborn s t o r vu scored a direct hit on Miami The center of the great swirling mass passed directly over the city early Tuesday night roared on to Fort Lauderdale and sliced out to sea at Pompano Sprouting at least 3 tornadoes before it left Florida the hurri cane dumped 956 inches of rain fall at the Miami International airport and flooded the western suburbs of greater Miami Holly wood and Fort Lauderdale Wrecks 13 Houses One tornado wrecked 13 houses and injured 3 persons at Pornpano Another twister hit near Opa Lccka where it flattened 2 dwell ings A 3rd sliced the top off a 2story farm dwelling 4 miles west of Fort Lauderdale The storm lashed Miami with sustained winds of 78 miles an hour and gusts up to 90 Fire Destroys 2 Buildings in Emmetsburg Emmetsburg business buildings in downtown Emmets burg were gutted by fire Tuesday Destroyed were the interiors of a radio shop in one building and an implement company and mon ument works in the other The fire was brought under con trol quickly The total loss was estimated by the owners at nearly The fire was believed to have started from the explosion of an oil stove Truman Raps GOP Record on Housing Says Dewey Runs on Promise of 2 Families in Every Garage Enroute With Truman President Truman Wednesday struck out at the republican rec ord on housing legislation and said that Gov Thomas E Dewey apparently was running on a cam paign slogan of 2 iamilies in every garage Mr Truman made the jibe about his GOP rival at Wilming ton Del where he addressed a crowd of 2000 people from the rear platform of his special train It was the first speech of his new political barnstorming tour in search of 4 more years in the white house The president recalled that Her bert Hoover once campaigned on the slogan of 2 cars in every garage The president said that the re publicancontrolled 80th congress and the real estate lobby fought lowcost housing legislation tooth and nail Mr Truman chose Wilmington home of the staunchly republican DuPonts for the first speech of his 3day swing through New Give Reds Chance to Accept Proposal York Pennsylvania and Delaware New Jersey Trucker Heir Plans to Keep on Working Scranton Pa UR A truck driver and father of 5 children who inherited and a 14 room mansion from an uncle he hadnt seen for 35 years said Wednesday he planned to keep right on working A man has to keep working to be happy 52 year old Walter Pearson said I dont think a man can buy that kind of happiness Pearson a driver for a Scran ton dry cleaner was left the for tune by an uncle also named Walter Pearson who went to Can ada 80 years ago and became a wealthy brewer The uncle died several months ago in Montreal I remember meeting Uncle Walter once years ago when I was a youngster Pearson said Bu I never had the faintest idea thai Id turn out to be his favorite nephew i Ship Navy Gives Preview Shows Drawing of Super Plane Carrier Washington UR The navy showed the public Wednesday what its 65000ton super aircraft carrier will look like revealing that it will be big enough to cata pault 4 planes aloft at the same time Publication of new details about the est in the accompa nied by release of an artists draw Ing that shows it to be a veritable seagoing airfield uninterrupted by any superstructure It should be able to carry navy planes of well over 100000 pounds when they are available the announcement said This means B29 size or better B29s can carry atomic bombs The artists conception dis played a sleek flattop with over all length of 1090 feet more than onefifth of a mile and an above thewaterline width of 190 feet hinged structures will in crease to 236 feet Its beam makes the vessel des ignated the CVA58 one of sev eral V S warships that cannot pass through the Panama Canal the navy said BUILD CRIB Spencer corn crib was erected in less than 6 minutes a the state sponsored corn storage demonstration here Tuesday The crib was set up by 9 Clay county farmers UMW Strikes 80th Congress Report Adoption to Bring Action Cincinnati Ohio report o the United Mine Workers 40th convention Wednesday aimed a olast of criticism at the republican 80th congress and warned that a return of its members will be little short of catastrophe The report was prepared by the committee appointed to review the conduct of the unions affairs by President John L Lewis and other international officers in the past 2 years Its adoption later Wed nesday will clear the way for resolutions on political action and changes in the unions constitu tion The committee on officers re ports found that Lewis in his bi ennial statement criticized the re publican leadership in the last congress 30 different times and named more than 50 republican house and senate members from coal mining districts who should be defeated next month because they voted against bills favored by the mine workers The summary was a change of pace from the opening session when Lewis called President Tru man a scheming sort of indi vidual dangerous to the United States It was uncertain whether the attack on the republican congress would be used by Lewis to state his viewpoint on the candidacy of Gov Thomas E Dewey republican nominee for president Sheffield Bank Robbers Plead on Saturday 2 confessed rob bers of the Sheffield Savings bank will be arraigned in district court at Hampton Saturday morning at 10 oclock it was announced Wed nesday by Franklin County At torney Harvey Uhlenhopp Bern ard Delbert Morgan Hampton and Robert Franklin Safford Chi cago will be required to answer charges of bank robbery and to plead either guilty or innocent before Judge Sherwood A Clock Uhlenhopp said Most of the reported taken from the bank was recov ered at the time of the arrest the 2 young men and authorities are in possession of their signed confessions Under Iowa law Judge Clock is required to sentence the 2 to life imprisonment in the state penitentiary Before anyone can be eligible for parole from such a sentence it must be commuted by the governor to a term of years The parole board then can consider the cases Says Fear of Reds Reason for Secrets Briton Defends Western Powers7 Atomic Policy Paris UR Britain told the Nations political commit tee Wednesday that the western powers were keeping the atom bomb and all atomic secrets be cause we all fear Russia Secretary of State Hector Mc Neil said in a blistering attack on the soviet bloc that the United States and my government and all governments who signed the ma jority report of the atomic energy commission will not hand over this information to destroy bombs and stocks of nuclear fuel semi conditionally because we al fear Russia McNeil called on the Russians to agree to an effective and ade quate control system over atomic energy and to give up their de mand for a veto over an interna tional control agency which th west favors Russian adherents boast tha they have a Trojan horse within every European country McNei said and foment strife in ever nonself governing territory He charged the Russian adher ents with battening and fattening upon misery hunger and disorde wherever it can be fomented George C Scott 84 Former Judge Dies in Sioux City Group Says No Criticism of Wilson Meant DCS Moines its com ments on U S senator George Wilson the republican veterans league of Iowa intended merely to make a helpful campaign sug gestion says Richard N Mason league secretary Mason made this assertion in a statement Tuesday after the league in a weekend meeting here had called upon Wilson seeking republican reelection to immedi ately make a statement of his stand on the important issues of Faces Death for Treason Kawakita Convicted on Brutality Charge Los Angeles fP California born Tomoya Kawakita convicted of committing brutalities against American war prisoners while he was an interpreter at Japans in famous Camp Oeyama is under sentence of death for treason Federal Judge William C Mathes Tuesday sentenced the 28year old Nisei to die in the gas cham ber at San Quentin prison No date for the execution was fixed Morris Lavine defense counsel immediately filed notice for ap peal Lavine tried for hours to have the conviction set on grounds that coercion and undue influence had been exerted upon Sioux City George C Scott 84 former federal district udge died Wednesday morning f a heart attack at his home Judge Scott who retired from he bench several years ago was orn on a farm in Monroe county w York in 1864 Orphaned early in life he moved to Iowa vhen he was 16 and later studied aw at Adel He was admitted to he Iowa bar in 1887 He moved to Le Mars and in 890 was elected a district judge Then in 1912 he was elected to congress to fill a vacancy was de feated in 1914 and elected again n 1916 He served in congress until 1919 when he returned to private law practice In Partnership Judge Scott was in partnership with William Milchrist and Harry W Pitkin of Sioux City until 1922 when President Harding nominated him to the federal bench to succeed Judge Reed Judge Scott was noted for the strict decorum he maintained in his court chambers One of his cases which attracted wide na tional attention was that of Oscar M Hartzell who drew a 10 years sentence in the Drake estate fraud case Graven Is Successor Judge Scott retired from the federal bench in November of 1943 and was succeeded by Henry N Graven of Mason City present federal judge for the northern district of Iowa Survivors include the widow Laura of Sioux City and 4 daugh ters Mrs Norma Hunt and Mrs Sibyl Moore of Hollywood Cal and Mrs Jessie Hill and Mrs Laura Bergeson of Sioux City Funeral arrangements have not been completed Sports Bulletin Braves Field Boston Johnny Sain hurled the first 10 world series shutout since 1923 Wednesday when he blanked Clevelands Bobby Feller to give the Boston Braves the opening1 game of the bestof7 series be fore some 39000 fans See story on sports page UN Delays Debate on Blockade Recess Designed to Let Soviet Reconsider Westerners1 Offer Bushfields Widow to Go to Senate Pierre S Dak Vera C Bushfield widow of Senator Harlan J Bushfield Wednesday was appointed by Gov George T Mickelson to fill out her husbands unexpired term Bushfield died Sept 27 after a series of strokes His term would have expired with convening of the 81st congress Mickelson said the appointment of Mrs Bushfield was made with the understanding that she will resign shortly before the 80th con gress reconvenes on Dec 30 to permit appointment of the new senator to be elected Nov 2 Appointment at that time of the senatorelect he said would give the new senator seniority over other senatorselect Rep Karl E Mundt is the re publican candidate for senator in the general election and is expect ed to defeat his democratic op ponent John A Engel of Avon the jury Kawakita called Meatball by the campaign At Estherville Senator Wilson KKCORDS QUAKE West Bromvvich England H V Shaw of the West Bromwich observatory said he recorded Wednesday a severe earthquake he believed was centered near the Caspian sea or northern Iran The tremors were recorded for more than 3 hours said he was unable to determine specifically what the organization had in mind He said in an inter view there that he had covered everything that has to do with veterans and agriculture The league at its meeting had said that Wilsons stand on such Issues as agriculture and veterans problems has been very vague Mason asserted in his statement ihat league members made no criticism of George Wilson in their meeting They intended merely to make a halpful campaign sugges tion Fight Continues to Save Village From Forest Fire Zim Minn UR More tank trucks rolled into Zim Wednesday to join volunteers and rangers in their battle to protect the com munity from a forest fire raging in the south and west A light rain fell early Wednes day but E W Simons assistant area forest supervisor said it pro vided almost no help in com batting the flames We are praying for a real hard downpour because thats what well need to put out the fire he said Sky Overcast Skies over the Zim area were about 50 per cent overcast and probable showers were forecast for Wednesday night and Wednesday But those showers have been forecast for days now and they havent amounted to much Simons said He said a prevailing south wind shifted to the southeast during the night further threatening this community from the west It ranged from about 15 to 18 miles an hour Fresh tank trucks arrived here from Cloquet Wednesday to be used in watering down the few buildings that make up Zim They were in addition to 15 tank trucks 12 bulldozers and numerous small er tractors and trucks already on hand 350 Men Simons said his force of rangers and volunteers probably would be swelled to about 350 men by Wednesday night At St Paul A E Pimley chief of state forest fighters said the wind blew all night near Zim and in a half dozen other areas where scores of minor fires are blazing He said weather conditions were the worst since 1932 but that he had high hopes of preventing a disastrous series of blazes such as that which ravaged much of the state 10 years ago Dorothy McGuire to Become Mother Hollywood star Dor othy McGuire on a honeymoon tour of Europe for the past 5 months has cabled from Naples Italy that she expects to become a mother next February studio of ficials said Wednesday Miss McGuire and her husband John Swope reported they were leaving immediately for New York against him was convicted of treason Sept 2 after 8 days of heated deliberation and 11 weeks of trial In pronouncing sentence Judge Mathes said that to spare Kawa kitas life would dishonor the memory of Pvt Sadao Munemori Nisei winner of the congressional medal of honor The convicted mans mother Mrs Tose Kawakita buried her face in her hands when she heard the sentence Judge Mathes dis closed he had received a touch ing letter from her which said if her son was guilty of treason she didnt want to live Iran Quake Kills 200 Report Says Tehran Iran hundred persons were killed and thousands were injured by an earthquake Tuesday midnight a dispatch from Meshed said Wednesday Damage was reported great The dispatch said parts of the famous Meshed mosque called Gowhar shad collapsed Meshed is the capital of Khora san province in eastern Iran A walled and holy city Meshed lies on a fertile plain about 100 miles northeast of Tehran It con tains the superb1 mausoleum of the Iman Riza which is visited an nually by about 100000 pilgrims Commercially it is an important regional trade center Strong earth tremors were re ported from various observatories Tuesday night Dog Woy to Injured Boy Onno J Sunt ken was hanging up the family washing at her home when the dog ran toward her then back toward the house stopping suddenly to see if she was following Sensing something was wrong Mrs Suntken hastened to the house and found 3 year old Dennis had caught his hand in the wringer of the washing machine The child had tried to run a wash cloth through the wringer when his arm became caught half way up to the elbow Mrs Suntken released the wringer and found the boys hand was flattened but no bones were broken Paris United Nations security council gave Russia another chance Wednesday to ac cept American British and French proposals for ending the Berlin crisis The council heard representatives of the western powers open their case against the Soviet Union by charging it with acts of aggres sion in Berlin vcwing that they would never surrender their hold on the western sectors of the Ger man capital and then offering an immediate Big 4 foreign ministers conference on German problems in return for lifting of the illegal soviet blockade Waitingr Period Promptly then the council in which soviet delegate Andrei Vishinsky sat silent agreed to a suggestion by Chairman Juan Bramulglia of Argentina that an intermediary waiting period be taken in the case Bramuglia did not specify the length of the recess in the pro ceedings which amounted to a trial of Russias Berlin actions be fore the jury of world opinion It was designed however to allow the Soviet Union another oppor tunity to accept the western offer It was assumed that the Berlin case in which the western powers charge Russia wtih UN charter violations and with being a threat to the peace would not be taken up again before sometime next week Press Case The decision to recess came after American British and French delegates in turn had pressed their case against Russia in terms which implied determination of their countries to use force if necessary to maintain their hold in Berlin Vishinsky who announced Tues day that Russia would boycott se curity council debate of the Berlin dispute attended both morning and afternoon sessions It ap peared that soviet tactics were to listen and wait until a resolution is submitted then to cast a kill ing veto See Arson as Possible in Windom Fires Windom Minn ties Wednesday investigated the possibility of arson as the 2nd fire within a month hit the flax straw yards of the Peter B Schweitzer Co The 2nd blaze of unknown ori gin broke out in one of the 2 Schweitzer yards Tuesday night The flames attacked a single stack valued at and a strong wind threatened to carry the fire to some of the 75 other 600ton stacks in the yard Firemen from 3 nearby towns were called to help local firemen check the Last month a fire in the Schweitzer yards destroyed about worth of flax straw which is used in the manufacture of paper Another recent fire de stroyed 7 stacks in the Archer yards RITES PLANNED Ochvein services planned Wednesday for were Kenneth Larson 17monthold son of Mr and Mrs Harvey G Larson The boy drowned Tuesday in a neighbors fish pond Jet Plane Pilot Killed in Crash Anchorage Alaska UR Lt John A Massart Merrill Wis was killed when his F80 jet fighter plane crashed during an attempted landing at Big Delta Alaska last Friday the Alaska air command reported Wednesday He is survived by his widow and a daughter Sandra Ann Jnion Seamen Get Jail Terms Port Arthur Ont UR Five members of the Canadian sea ians union started 2year jail entences Wednesday on a joint barge of assault They were accused of boarding he Canadian freighter Martian during the lake shipping strike ast June and beating up 5 crew nen with baseball bats Round JBone Steak Pork Chop Prices in 6 Cent Drop FIND BODY Burlintton UR Police late SAME DATE Cag means no traUla dMth la past 24 hours Tuesday found the body of Fred Frank Miller 55yearold Negro missing since Sunday Millers body was found under a small boat on the Mississippi river By UNITED PRESS The average price of round steak pork chops and Tbone steak has dropped more than 6 cents a pound during the last 2 weeks but the price of bacon has remained steady a United Press survey showed Wednesday The survey compared prices charged for the 4 meats 2 weeks ago and Wednesday in butcher shops in 15 cities across the na tion Bacon alone sold for about the same price then and Wednesday dropping only a fraction of a cent Several cities reported larger drops but Milwaukee reported an increase from 57 to 69 cents a pound Pork Chops Down Pork chops took the greatest price slash an average of 7 cents a pound Kansas City recorded a reduction of 17 cents a pound from 96 to 79 cents Round steak prices declined an average of 6 cents a pound the survey showed New York City with a 23cent drop and Boston with a decrease of 20 cents were the leaders in the price declines Tbone steak most expensive of the 4meats in the survey also averaged a 6 cent drop Philadel phia had the greatest reduction 13 cents a pound THE RESULTS Price PerLb Type of Meat 2 Whs Afo Bacon Price Per Jb Today 01 97 Be dine 01 01 8 Pork Chops 00 Round Steak 7 TBnne Steak 103 In Cleveland a large food chain Kroger said that the prices o quality beef pork and lamb woulc be slashed up to 10 cents a pounc Wednesday Another Cleveland chain A P said its prices also would be reduced One Indianapolis butcher said he expected price cuts later this week Price Cuts At Louisville Ky a food stop chain Kroger announced price cuts up to 14 cents a pound ef fective on 53 cuts of meat A com pany official said the break in the hog market was responsible for th decreases The tumble in the price of pork chops noted in the survey coul be attributed largely to the slump in hog prices Already farmer are getting as much as below what they got during the recorc high level price period in mid August Bacon prices apparently re mained high because it takes weeks for the meat to be cured after the hogs aru slaughtered Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and windy with showers ending early Wed nesday evening turning cooler Wednesday night Diminishing clcucUness and cooler Thursday Low Wednesday night 40 High Thursday 54 Iowa Cloudy and windy Wednes day night and Thursday with scattered showers Wednesday night and east and central por tions Thursday Cooler Thurs day and west portion Wednes day night Low Wednesday night 48 west to 58 east Minnesota Showers and windy Wednesday night Cooler Wed nesday night except little change in temperature near Lake Su perior Cool Thursday Rain morning in extreme east and gradually clearing west in cen tral portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 67 Minimum 54 At 8 a m Wednesday 56 YEAR AGO Maximum 86 Minimum 58 17 to rtgiitor city hell to vote in Nor 2   

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