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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 16, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NIWSrArit THAT AVI MOUTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LV AtsocUted Prcta United Presj Full Lease Wires Five Cents Copy I MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY CMRER 16 1948 This Pacer Consists ot Two One No 3Z GlobeGazette Photo EARTH Flores owner and Mr and Mrs Allen Wenzel who lived up stairs luckily escaped injury when this 7room home at 1701 Pennsylvania N E was rocked from its foundation by a gas explosion Monday afternoon The gap shown here was on the northeast side and a large rear porch was ripped off the part ot the structure seen here at left Fire Chief James Kelley said the explosion apparently originated in the basemsnt Reds Take Firm Stand on Parley Still insist on Taking Up Reich in Berlin Negotiations Says Blockade Must Precede Talks Elizabeth New Prince Doing Well London was reported well Tuesday with Princess Eliza beth and her new son as relatives gathered to peek at the 2dayold Prince who may be Britains next king Buckingham Palace spread this good news in the 3rd bulletin issued by royal physicians since the infants birth Sunday night Princess Elizabeth has had good night and is making excellent progress said the report The infant prince continues to do well The princess was permitted tc have her baby with her for a short while Monday 7Room House Rocked From Foundation by Explosion Nationalists Claiim Victory Says Reds Routed Northeast of Suchow Nanking Chinese gov ernment claimed a major victory on the Suchow front Tuesday to climax a confused ilay which stil left the final outcome of the battl for the approach to Nanking in doubt Progovernment newspaper splashed their buildings with re posters and exploded firecracker to call attention toplacards an nouncing the communists had been routed northeast of Suchow and were withdrawing northeast That news circulated by the defense ministrys official military news agency was in direct con trast to the generally accepted re ports from other sources that the government control of the whole Suchow area was tottering The U S embassy warned some 7000 Americans to get out of China now or risk hazardous conditions Government Spokesman Hol lington Tong denied reports Su chow had fallen or even was threatened with red capture Two couples were looking for a place to live Tuesday after the 7 room home in which they lived at 1701 Pennsylvania N E was from its foundation by what Fire Chief James Kelley said vas a gas explosion Monday aft ernoon The impact pushed the tructure 2 feet in the air an eye witness said and it came back down to rest in a battered condi ion Three of the 4 occupants were in the house at the time and luck ly escaped without a scratch Jesse Flores the owner had just entered trie front door upon his return from work at the Lehigh Portland Cement company Mr and Mrs Allen Wenzel newly weds of 2 weeks who lived up stairs were in their apartment and were temporarily trapped by fire until firemen hoisted a rescue ladder There was no major fire damage however Mrs Flores who is employed at the Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant had not returned from work at the time Rips Off Porch The explosion which Fire Chief James Kelley said originated in the basement threw broken glass from the windows for nearly 200 feet It ripped up the entire foun dation of the house blew a huge gap in the northeast corner ripped off a large rear porch and left it overturned in shambles Insuranceman Leonard Franke 1212 First N W said he was in the street in front of the house and had just come from the house next door I heard something that sound ed like a tire blowing out and turned in time to see the house raising up what looked to be about 2 feet in the air Franke stated The house had both natural and bottled gas Chief Kelley said tests on both failed to uncover anything out of order Flores said both he and his wife had thought Production Is Normal at Rath Plant Waterloo produc tion was resumed at the Rath packing plant here Tuesday and the company reentered the live stock market The company went out of the market Monday after members of the large hog cut department left their jobs during the morning in a seniority dispute A company spokesman said that although Rath is back in the mar ket Tuesday it is advising farmers to call the company livestock of fice before delivering their ani mals The seniority dispute arose over UPWACIO objections to the sta tus granted 2 hog cut employes who worked at their jobs during the union strike last spring Paris replying to Lhe peace appeal of top United Nations officials held firm to her previous position the western powers also were re ported standing pat Russia replied she still insists on taking up the question of al Germany in any negotiations on Berlin Repreesntatives of the United Nations Britain and France me as the Russian reply was made public A statement later said their discussions showed a com plete identity of views which could mean only that the western powers were standing by their in sistence that the Berlin blockade be lifted before any negotiations begin Vishinsky Signs The Russian reply to the peace appealby Trygve Lie U N sec retary general and H V Evatt assembly president was signed by Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister A Y Vishinsky The Moscow radio announced its terms The Russians said the soviet government shares the opinion of Lie and Evatt about the signif icance and importance of personal contact and mutual trust between the leaders of the powers in the matter of improvement of rela tions Same Position His letter pointed out that Rur sia already had proposed to call the council of foreign ministers into session to consider the ques tion of the situation in Berlin as well as the question of Germany as a whole The soviet government adheres now also to the same position it said The foreign ministers of the United States Britain and France met at the French foreign office to frame their reply and adjourned AP Wirephoto BRIDGE Alfred Libke 39 of Sparta Wis was killed but 3 others escaped when a truck and a car went down as the middle span of a highway bridge over the Wisconsin river just south of Spring Green collapsed shortly before noon Monday The 2ton truck was held up by the flooring of the bridge but the automobile sank Henry Baumgartner driver of the truck and his assistant Charles Royston are Uoth ol Mazomanie Wis after 10 minutes B29 Crew Given Up for Lost Tokyo U S air forte announced Tuesday that it has given up hope for 12 men aboard Lisbon Woman Dies of Crash Injuries Cedar Rapids Mrs Harry Petersen 57 of Lisbon injured last Friday when the truck in which she was riding collided with a bus on Highway 261 5 miles south of Mt Vernon died Satur day night in a Cedar Rapids hos pital Her husband 60 was reported in fairly good condition Monday He was driving the truck when a bus driven by Charles Van Winkle crashed into the rear forcing it into a ditch they smelled gas in the basement recently and had called repairmen but nothing was found wrong Live With Relatives The Flores are temporarily liv ing with relatives across the street and the Wenzels were taken in by neighbors The last major explosion in the city was in 1935 when the Alex Meurs residence 12 12th S E was blown up firemen said An other home was built by Meurs in its place DIES OF INJURIES Des Moines The state highway pavrol Tuesday reported that Mrs Charles Leedham 84 of Clinton died at Clinton Monday night of injuries received in an auto accident there on Sunday 2 Put Back in Marshall County Jail Marshalltown of 2 men who escaped from the Mar shall county jail Monday by fash ioning a key from a smuggled hack saw blade was back in cus tody Tuesday Robert Bartlett 21 was recap tured Monday night by Sheriff Harry Jennings in Marshalltown The sheriff said Bartlett left Marshalltown and went to Boone but later returned The other escapee Earl Stottler Truman Sends AFL Message Pledges Enlargement of Labor Department Cincinnati Tru man messaged the American Fed eration of Labor Tuesday he would enlarge the labor depart ment and support a program of legislation for the benefit of all the people Mr Truman made no mention of the recent election or the part played by organized labor in it However he sent his congratu lations to President William Green and expressed regret that he could not attend in person to discuss the tremendous chal lenge that faces us both at home and abroad today The American Federation ot Labor looking back over its many years of service to Ameri can wage earners may well be proud of what it has accomplishec in their behalf the presiden said He continued Your unions and all patriotic Americans can be assured of my full support in carrying forwarc a program for the benefit of al the people of our nation Ameri can workers can be assured tha the department of labor which we have seen stripped of much o its power and influence by a hos tile congress will be restored to its proper status Boy Dies After Shooting Self Thought Despondent About School Grades Minneapolis 17year old Washburn high school student died Tuesday after shooting him self with a rifle apparently be cause of poor school grades police reported The youth was Charles Tich nor son of Mrs Rutli Tichnor a widow Detective Inspector Eugene Jernath said the boys mother colded him Monday evening be cause of his high school grades The youth went upstairs and hortly afterward the mother told Bernath she heard a sharp sound like something dropping She found Charles slumped on he bathroom floor wounded in he mouth by a 22 caliber rifle bullet Bernath said It looks like he was despond ent because of the scolding and shot himself the officer said a B29 bomber that has been missing since Nov 6 Headquarters said the search for the men has been officially Ae clared ended The aircraft was approximately 250 miles west of Guam when it was last reported Far east air forces headquarters said it had recalled airplanes and ships of the 20th air force on Guam 1st air division on Okina wa and the United States navy The searchers found 3 empty life rafts and a piece of upholstery which upon examination indi cated an explosion The B29 took off from Okinaw Nov 6 to escape the typhooi Rita which was approaching th island JN Security Council Orders Palestine Armistice Paris United Nations security council ordered Arabs and Fews Tuesday to establish an im mediate armistice in Palestine The councils order said an arm stice would facilitate the transi tion from the present truce to a permanent peace in Palestine The council voted on the reso lution in sections Russia and the Soviet Ukraine abstained Previously the council rejected a Russian proposal calling for the immediate establishment of a for mal peace The resolution adopted was sub mitted by Canada with the sup port of Belgium and France The council rejected a Syrian attempt to amend the resolution to widen a Negev withdrawal order to in clude the Galilee front in northern Palestine Only Syria China and Belgium supported the amend ment The remaining eight nations To Guard Against Disturbance While Japs Are Executed Tokyo UR Japanese police announced Tuesday that extraor dinary precautions would be taken against any disturbances which might be touched off when the execution of the Japanese war criminals is announced Officials said many Japanese army officers who swore ven geance at the time of Japans sur render still were at large and might cause trouble Truck Driver of Month to Police Court Cedar Rapids Steg gal 30 Iowas September truck driverofthemonth was ordered to appear in police court Tuesday on 2 charges resulting from an autopedestrian accident Police charged Steggal with failure to yield the rightofway to a pedestrian and driving with a suspended license Monday after his car struck Richard Barskey a city bus driver at a Cedar Rapids intersection Barskey was not ser iously injured Steggals drivers license was suspended last Oct 25 by the stnte drivers license division Records showed that he previously hnd been involved in 4 accidents auth orities said The Iowa motor truck associa tion named Sleggal as driver of the month in September for his action in turning his truck into a ditch to avoid hitting a child abstained The United States Belgium Colombia Britain A r g e ntina France Canada and China sup ported the resolutions original text after the Syrian amendment failed The United States opposed the soviet resolution on the grounds establishment of a formal peace at once is not practicable U S dele gate Phillip C Jessup said it was hoped an armistice would be the first step to a final peace settle ment Report Miss Bentley Turns to Church New York Bent ley selfconfessed former com munist spy courier who named government officials as members of spy ring has embraced the Roman Catholic faith and retired to a religious retreat it was re vealed Tuesday Louis Budenz former editor of the communist newspaper the Daily Worker and now an ener getic opponent of communism said that he and his wife Margaret acted as godparents at her recent baptism Buclenz now a faculty member at Fordham university said that Miss Bentley whose whereabouts had been a mystery in recent weeks had received instruction in the Catholic faith from Mgr Ful ton J Sheen It was Sheen who received Bu denz back into the church in 1945 No Meeting With Stalin Truman President Has 1st Press Conference Since Elections Key West Fla Truman said flatly Tuesday the United States will not resume 4 power negotiations on Germany until Soviet Russia lifts its Berlin blockade At the same time he told a news conference that he will re view the entire international situ ation with Secretary of State Marshall and roving EGA admin istrator Harriman at the white house Nov 22 Mr Truman made it clear that 1 He has no plans for a meeting with Premier Stalin He said he will not leave Wash ington for such a conference but that his invitation to Stalin to visit Washington still stands 2 He has no plans to send an emissary to Moscow to talk with Stalin He considered sending Chief Justice Vinson on such a mission during the closing days of the election campaign but Mar shall talked him out of it 3 He is asking the bipartisan commission on organization of the executive branch of the govern ment to cpntinue its work The commission is headed by former President Herbert Hoover Great Patriot In announcing he was asking Mr Hoover to continue the work he said he hoped it could facili tate effective and economical ad ministration The president left no doubt that he wants Secretary of State Mar shall to continue in his post by saying he and the cabinet official are in perfect agreement on ev erything and they always have been In his first news conference since his stunning election victory the president announced unequiv ocally that he would press the new congress for enactment of the democratic platform including the civil rights proposals and embrac ing his original 21 point domestic program of Sept 6 1945 But adopting the language of his recent campaign he said he would not call a special session ol what he described as the donoth ing 80th congress Interim Committee Calls for Council for Water Control 32 of large Des Moines was still at SAME f mttni traffic hi 14 FLIES TO ALASKA Spokane Wash A Lindbergh left before dawn Tuesday for an undisclosed AJaska air base Spokane air force base officials reported The nature of his mission was not revealed Says Wages Behind High LivingCosts Cincinnati JP Secretary of Labor Tobin said Tuesday approx imately 16000000 workers were 9 per cent behind the cost of liv in earnings reported by the bureau of labor statistics Tobin told a news conference during the AFL convention here that many workers were behind when asked if a 4th round of post war wage increases was inevir table certain fields the workers have not yet received a 3rd round Tobin said CORN PICKER ACCIDENT Carroll Tigges 23 of Carroll was killed Monday in a corn picker accident on the Otmar Tigges farm southwest of here A coroners jury ruled the death was accidental TO HEAR REQUESTS Dei Moines Robert D Blue and GovernorElect Wil liam S Beardsley will start hear ing budget requests from various state departments and agencies next Monday The 2 held a genera conference Monday Blue said he had invited Beardsley to go over anything the governorelect de sires Des Moines Iowa in erim flood control study com mittee declared Tuesday that prompt establishment of a state water control and resources coun cil to have the last word in such matters is imperative The group completing a year of study prepared 11 bills covering recommended legislation Pro posed were special control dis tricts easier financing of sewage plants putting teeth in stream pollution laws and revising and improving drainage acts The committees 69page report was presented to Gov Robert D Blue for transmission to the legis lature convening in January The special session of the legislature last December created the com mittee to make recommendations for a comprehensive state flood control program Major Conclusions The report said in its major 1 It is imperative that there be established by the state of Iowa a state water control and resources council for the purpose of correl ating activities of thefedera jovernment the state of Iowa and he local government of the state n all activities relating to flood control soil conservation forestry drainage water supplies and allied subjects 2 The state must take cogniz ance of the fact that the present oss of the vital natural resources of the state through soil erosion and floods presents an emergency which requires immediate action and that under existing laws no provisions are made either by the state or by local agencies for the financing of flood control and soil erosion control projects adequate to meet present demands Establish Council The first bill covers establish ment of the proposed council The committee described this as its major recommendation The council would be composed of 7 members selected withotit regard to political affiliation by the governor subject to approval of the senate Members could be present employes of the state who are skilled in the fields of flood control water resources and allied subjects WOI Night Programs Out FCC Rule Forbids Special Broadcasts only sports broad casts but special farm programs will be kept off the air by the federal communications commis sions ruling forbidding station WOI the right to special broad cast permissions after sundown This announcement was made Tuesday by Richaid B Hull di rector of radio at Iowa State col lege as further clarification of a statement made last week At that time Hull had announced that WOI would not air the night time broadcast of the ArizonaIowa State football game Reason for the decision was the FCC ruling which permanently blocked special temporary broadcasting privileges for all daylight stations A number of inquiries about such special services as the an nual farm and home week and National Farm institute held in Des Moines as well as the final rounds of the boys and girls state basketball tournaments brought forth the announcement Hull indicated that none of the special service programs which Station WOI had annually brought to the people of nighttime be available unless the present FCC ruling is changed Station WNYC the municipal radio station of New York City met a similar refusal when it asked for permission to broadcast election results as it had done for GIs in Japan to Get Turkey Tokyo occupa tion troops in Japan will eat Christmas turkey ing on Thanksgiv Their Thanksgiving birds were held up by the maritime strike public House Probes Used Car Deals Macy Says Makers Should Police Sales Washington e p Macy RN said Tuesday its up to the automobile makers rather than congress to police their industry and prevent unscrupulous dealers on the U S Pacific coast But their Christmas turkeys are enroute from the east coast via the Panama Canal will arrive in time for Thanksgiving Snow is not frozen water but water vapor that crystallizes dir ectly into ice 22 years RAIL CRASH KILLS 14 Calcutta India Fourteen persons were killed and 26 injurec by a narrow gauge railway wreck Tuesday in the LundingTinsuki section of Assam The engine and 5 coaches were derailed Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Clearing and cooler Tuesday night with low 28 to 32 Wednesday partly cloudy and a little warmer with high near 50 and colder Tues day night Wednesday fair cold er east and south portions Low Tuesday night 2832 Iowa 5day weather Temperatures will average 5 to 10 degrees above normal Nor mal highs near 48 normal lows near 29 Somewhat colder Wednesday No major tempera ture change through Saturday probably turning much colder about Sunday Rainfall will total onequarter to onehalf inch heaviest amounts expected about Saturday Minnesota Fair Tuesday night colder southeast and a little colder elsewhere Wednesday partly cloudy warmer west and south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics He offered that comment as his special house committee on unfair trade practices delved deeper into new and used car deals in the Washington area It heard testi mony Monday of tips being paid to an automobile salesman and of tradeins being underval ued several hundred dollars Macy told reporters the motor industry could handle the prob lem in much the same way the steelmakers are dealing with the socalled gray market which his committee recently gated The New Yorker said he ex pects to turn over the committees findings here and elsewhere to the automotive industry with recom mendations for a reasonable and effective solution The house group spent 7 hours Monday examining the transac tions of the Kearney Oldsmobile company of Washington for 24 hour period ending oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 60 Minimum 47 At 8 a m Tuesday 39 YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum 28 at 8 Air Force Plane in Forced Landing in Philippines Manila U S air force B27 with 12 men aboard has made a forced landing off the southern tip of Quezon Province in the Philippines apparently without serious injury to any of the crew the 13th air force an nounced Monday The missing plane was sighted in about 10 feet of water just off Alibijaban island in Ragay gulf by a Philippine airlines plane the air force announced The announcement said tha plane encountered adverse weath er conditions Including high winds shortly after taking off from Wewak New Guinea en route to Clark field   

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