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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 26, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE MEWSfAPtft THAT MAKES ALL NOftTN IOWANS MIICHIORV TOL LV fnm United Press full LeaM Wires Five Cents Copyl MASON CITV IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 26 1948 This Paper Consists at Two No 41 JEST THANKSGIVING EVERBest Thanksgiving ever is the sentiment tedby a jury of businessmen and clergymen as persons most worthy of ehabihtation by the Bowery Comeback they dine in a restaurant on the owery Thursday They will be housed for 30 days given new clothing and a week a they can obtain jobs and return to their former ways of life tath Workers D Gather in 4ass Meeting Waterloo employes the Rath Packing company were ted to attend a mass meeting iday night to discuss vital is s of great importance Dfficers of local 46 of the CIO ited Packinghouse Workers de ned to say what will be dis sed at the special union meet They have been negotiating a new contract with the Rath npany Company and union officials iferred this week on contract posals but their talks were ipended over the Thanksgiving iday Negotiations will be re ned next Tuesday a spokesman d owers Reply ixuit Berlin Big 4 Want Unified City Government United States eat Britain and France do not ieve it is possible to establish tower control of currency in rlin until a unified Berlin gov iment has been restored it was Bounced Friday night he recent replies of the big 4 a questionnaire by Juan A imuglia United Nations secur council mediator were made Dlic Bramuglia asked the 4 mt the Berlin currency prob i the nub of the eastwest dis e over Berlin he reply of the western big 3 led through the UN along with Russian reply pointed out that unified administration of Ber under 4power supervision was ing rapidly diminished he western powers stated un livocally that they cannot un any circumstances agree that let authorities of the German ik of Emission of the soviet ie should exercise sole and un tricted control over the cur cy and finances of Berlin he soviet reply much briefer n that of the west in effect led for acceptance of a 4power cement reached in Moscow g 30 as the basis for 4power itrol of Berlin finances ssumes Control Toronto Paper oronto C Mc lagh publisher of the Toronto be and Mail assumed control the Toronto Evening Telegram 3ay and said he would continue publish the 72yearold paper a separate evening news IcCullagh bought the Telegram irsday for in cash ac iing to the terms of the will its founder John Ross Robert The sale money will be turned r to the Toronto sick childrens pital which Robertson en ired SHOPPING DAYS LEFT CHttSTMAS SEALS Jake More Soys Republicans Are Raiding State Treasury Des Moines ff Democratic slate chairman Jake More de clared in a prepared statement Friday the republicans began a raid on the state treasury as soon as the election returns became of ficial He said this would dissipate the nearly state sur plus More also accused state of ficials of bad faith in asking salary increases He relerred to the budget askings of state depart ments for the next biennium The most reprehensible of the askings in my opinion Mores statement said is that of stale of ficials elected only 3 weeks ago attempting to secure huge salary raises for themselves some as high as 40 per cent These state officials by pre senting themselves to the voters as candidates entered into a contract to work at the salaries then being paid salaries which had been raised by the legislature 20 to 25 per cent and in the case the governor 60 per cent only last year State departments and agencies have asked approximately 000000 a year to run the state in the 2year period beginning next July 1 compared with about 000000 available annually for the 2 year period ending next June 30 Several of the elective state of ficials have asked salary increases in substantial amounts although the 1947 legislature gave them sizable boosts Asks Larger SUI Budget Presents Request to Beardsley Blue Des Moines Vir gil M Hancher of the University of Iowa declared Friday that insti tution must have sharply increased appropriations if it is to meet the needs of increasing enrollment and demands for specialized training He presented the universitys budget askings to Gov Robert D Blue and GovernorElect William S Beardsley The requests are for the biennium beginning next July The university asks more than a 100 per cent increase in its ap propriations The school got 896000 per year for the present 2year period ending next June 30 It is requesting annual ly for the subsequent biennium Present for the hearing were members of the state board of ed ucation and officials of the various state supported educational insti tutions Hancher told Blue and Beard sley that by 1960 enrollment at the university will have doubled compared with 1940 Even though war veteran enrollments are de clining slightly Hancher contin ued enrollments still are hold ing at peak levels Name First Child Portland Hoffa Hollywood UR British Actor James Mason and his wife Fri day named their first baby Port land after Radio Comedienne Portland Hoffa The 7pound I4J ounce girl was born Thursday to Author Pamela Kellino It is the first child for the couple They have been mar ried 8 years COLLECTION SOLD New York stamp col lection belonging to Harold L Ickes former secretary of the in terior brought at public auction the auctioneers an nounced Friday Ickes had col lected the 10000 stamps and 1500 covers over a 30year period Sofoulis Has Good Chance to Survive Athens said Fri day that Premier Themistocles So foulis who suffered a heart attack in his office Wednesday night has a good chance to survive if he lives through Sunday Sofoulis was put to bed in his office and has been under treat ment with heart stimulants and insulin The attack followed a govern ment crisis which ended when the Sofoulis government was granted a vote of confidence by a one vote margin Sofoulis lists his age as 88 but some associates said he was be lieved to be 92 He was born on the island of Samos and no records were kept May Drop Charges of Contempt Washington ap parently will drop contempt action against some 60 people who re fused to say whether they are or ever were communists There are 3 reasons 1 The justice department has passed the word informally that its best to lay off until its own cases against communist party leaders are out of the way 2 The house committees in and unAmerican activities probably couldnt get their members together before the end of the year to act on contempt citations 3 House legal experts doubt that contempt action begun in the present congress could be carried over to the new one Their curb stone opinion is that any contempt involved was against the 80th con gress but that the 81st couldnt cite anybody except for contempt against itself Parliament Again Backs Government of Henri Queuille Paris fi Premier Henri Queuilles moderate government beat the communists in parlia ment again Thursday 412 to 180 The national assembly by that vote tabled a communist question on fighting between communists and police here Armistice day In accord with French practice no specific question was placed be fore the assembly 3 Ships Leave Japan for Undisclosed Point Tokyo U S carrier Princeton and 2 escorting destroy ers of task force 38 departed from Yokosuka Thursday for an undis closed destination The war ships are a part of the task force on maneuvers out of Tsingtao China western Pacific fleet base The carrier and the destroyers Fox and Brenner arrived at Yoko suka on Sunday Navy spokesmen said the ships destination was secret RECORD SHOCK New York Fordham university seismograph Friday re corded a fairly severe earthquake shock about 8000 miles distant The direction was undetermined Plans Visit to America to Seek Aid Madame Chiang Said to Be Invited by U S Organizations Nankin Chiang KaiShek plans to visit the United States soon to appeal personally for immediate American assistance to China it was reported author itatively Friday At the same time President Chi ang KaiShek made 2 important political moves foreshadowing a possible liberal trend in Chinese politics He appointed Sun Fo 53 new premier to succeed Wong WenHao who resigned and Chang Chun a former premier to head the important central politi cal council a policymaking body Sun the Americaneducated son of Dr Sun YatSen the founder of the Chinese republic and Chang are both considered to be liberal members of the Kuomintang Sun was authorized to begin formation of a war cabinet with broad emergency powers A high Kuomintang source said it would contain new faces representing various Kuomintang cliques more broadly than in the past It was understood that Mme Chiang decided to visit the United States at the invitation of certain American organizations It will mark the 2nd time that she has appeared personally before Amer ican audiences to ask for aid to China During the war she made a series of crosscountry speeches to tell Americans of the Chinese fight against Japan Since then she has been in the background politically Recently however she made an overseas broadcast asking for American help to check the communists It was then she disclosed she had been invited to visit America Sees Defense Budget Cut Tydings Serves Notice on Goal Washington Tyd ings DMd served notice on the armed services Friday that the new congress will aim at a 000000000 ceiling on defense costs next year We must keep America strong and the world at peace he said but do that with the idea that the taxpayer also must survive We will cut out every bit of military expense that is not fully justified he told a reporter Tydings is due to become chair man of the senate armed services committee when the democrats take over congress Jan 3 He also will be a ranking member of the appropriations committee which has a hold on government purse strings Ihe current defense budget ranges around But next year Tydings said we may be able to cut it to 14 or 12 Well have to be a little tough and make them prove their cases Offer to Return Fender From Car Des Moines automobile owner who lost a right rear fender Thursday night can get it back by calling at the Des Moines police traffic department But hed better biing along a pretty good explanation Police said the fender was found hanging on the rear of a car be longing to William Barr of Des Moines after it was struck by an other car which failed to stop Charles Reed Quits Eldora School Post Truman and Cabinet Hold 1 Hour Meet Washington President Truman and his cabinet reviewed foreign affairs at an hourlong session Friday Cabinet members told reporters after the meeting that Secretary of State Marshall did a great deal of the talking Postmaster General Donaldson said Marshall brought the cabinet up to date on the international situation Presumably that meant Mar shall covered both the European and Chinese phases of the foreign situation Donaldson would not go into de tails of what Marshall said nor would other cabinet members Protest Rule on Secret Executions Tokyo correspond ents Friday again protested Gen Douglas MacArthurs refusal to let newsmen witness the execu tions of Hideki Tojo and 6 other Japanese warlords The Tokyo correspondents club representing the allied press radio magazines and the newlyorgan ized Overseas Press Club of Japan said its members were convinced that press representation at the execution is in the public interest The correspondents restated their willingness to let one correspond ent or a small group of them rep resent the combined press Their protest was sent to MacArthur through his information officer Col M P Echols Meanwhile it was learned that Tojo and his fellowprisoners are being held under individual guard at Sugamo prison to prevent pos sible attempts at suicide Find Bodies of 4 Men Who Drowned Lancaster Wis bodies of 4 men were recovered Thurs day from Ferry lake where they had gone to check fish nets The dead were John Stageman of Bagley Wis his brother Burn ell of Bridgeport Wis Archie Duff Prairie du Chien Wis fatherinlaw of Burnell and Al bert Keane of Lancaster Sheriff Alvin Gillen said the men drowned sometime Wednes day night but the tragedy was not discovered until Thursday when Mrs Raymond Stageman a rela tive rowed another boat onto the lake to look for them She found their overturned row boat TO HEAD UNESCO Beirut Lebanon Foreign Minister Jaime Torres Bo det was elected director general of the United Nations educational scientific and cultural organiza tion Friday to replace Dr Julian Huxley of Britain Prices on Dairy Products Take Drop in Last 2 Months TUur TTXTTmwv nnvnnci M By UNITED PRESS Prices on all dairy products ex cept eggs have dropped markedly during the last 2 months a survey of more than 20 cities showed Fri day The survey showed that from Sept 26 to Nov 24 the average price on milk has decreased of a cent per quart butter 63 cents a pound margarine 33 cents a pound and American cheese 31 cents a pound The average price of eggs in the cities surveyed increased 43 cents adozen during the same period tiowever Comparison Table Here is a table of comparisons Sept 26 Nov 24 Milk 198 195 Butter Ein 70 70 695 743 Sept 26 405 559 Nov 24 372 528 The agriculture department re ported this week that the drop in dairy prices from September to October was the sharpest on rec ord for this time of year when prices on these foods usually in crease Dr Cliff D Carpenter of the Institute of American Poultry In dustries said egg prices rose be cause they were the only ones to follow the usual seasonal trend He explained that the peak of egg production is in April May and early June Layers begin molting later in the year and stop laying in September Production and supply are at their lowest from Sept 15 to Dec 15 with a consequent increase in prices Deny Resistance Spokesmen for the industry across the nation denied that the decrease in other dairy prices was caused by increased consumer re sistance They said the price drops stemmed from unusual situations within the industry itself Russell Fifer executive secre tary of the American Butter In stitute the decreased prices on butter resulted from overpro duction early this year of cheese and evaporated milk He said pro ducers of those items realized they were over supplied so they sharp ly reduced production making more milk available for butter and thereby reducing prices on the bread spread Fifer was one of the executives who denied that consumer resist ance was responsible for the price cuts He said the average worker now pays only 50 per cent of his hourly wage for a pound of butter against 60 per centin 1944 and 1945 and 95 per cent in 1920 AP CHEERS FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH SAILING deck passengers on the liner Queen Elizabeth cheer an an nouncement Thursday that the ship will sail from South ampton England for New York Sunday The ships sail ing had been delayed for more than a week by the Ameri can east coast dock strike Reach Terms to Settle Dock Hand Strikes on Both Coasts San Francisco for settling waterfront strikes on east and west coasts Friday cleared the decks for early resumption of normal American shipping Negotiators in the 86day CIO longshore strike on the Pacific coast announced settlement terms Thursday night Earlier in the day negotiators agreed on peace in the 17day strike of AFL long shoremen on the Atlantic coast Must Be Ratified Both tentative agreements must be ratified by the union member ships before some 515 strike bound ships put to sea On the Pacific coast 4 other un ions are involved in the strike but the longshore terms are con sidered the key to peace The 4 other unions scheduled meetings with management Friday Final settlement would return 92000 to maritime jobs and many thousands more to work in other industries halted or curtailed by the strike Would Release Cargro It would release some 000 of Marshall Plan cargo in easterns docks and restore busi ness running into the millions of dollars The negotiators agreement boosts the western longshore basic wage by 15 cents to an hour which was the amount the union was asking when it struck Sept 2 Sees Value in Surplus Says It Would Be Useful in Depression Iowa City might find its state surplus valuable in the event of another depression Rob ert Johnson a University of Iowa economist suggested Friday There have been several sug gestions that the legislature con vening in January reduce the 000000 uncommitted surplus by financing the World war II vet eransbonus capital improvements at state institutions roads or low er property taxes Johnson said the limitation in the constitution that prevents a state indebtedness of more than without a vote of the peo ple means that a surplus is about the only way to avoid increasing the burden of tax collection in times of general economic adver sity To Establish Firm to Mine Uranium Toronto Camray syn dicate owner of 30 claims in the Alona Bay area of Ontario where uranium was discovered this sum mer plans to form a mining com pany which will begin operation in the spring it was announced Friday Robert Campbell head of the syndicate said the company will be formed next Wednesday He said U S sources are in terested although he had no defi nite American backing The radioactive ore in the Alona Bay area near Sault Ste Marie is reported to be 591 per cent uran ium Says Missing LeMars Girl Is Married Le Mars Frank Scholer said Friday he had been informed that Delores Bensley 15yearold Le Mars girl missing nearly a month is married and living in Tulsa Okla The sheriff said he received a telephone call from TuJsa at 3 a m Friday from a friend of the girls husband Scholer said he was told that the girl who disappeared Oct 28 in company with a young stranger had hitchljiked to Tulsa and mar ried William Cabrarra a Bible salesman she had met last sum mer The sheriff said he was told De Ipres was married Nov 4 and is living with her husband in Tulsa The friend said he had seen the girls picture in a newspaper and then called the sheriff Spaak to Form New Government Brussels Premier PaulHenri Spaak again has ac cepted the mandate to form a new government it was announced Friday Former Finance Minister Gas ton Eyskens previously named premierdesignate informed Prince Regent Charles that he was unable to organize a new cabinet Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness Friday night with low near 30 Rain occasionally mixed with snow likely Saturday High Saturday near 40 Iowa Partly cloudy Friday night Saturday mostly cloudy with light rain or snow northwest and rain east portion Low Fri day night 3035 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Temperatures will average one to 3 degress above normal Nor mal high temperatures for this time of year are 42 and normal lows are near 24 No major change in emperature indicated through the weekend and Mon day turning colder Tuesday and Wednesday Precipitation will average one quarter inch oc curring as snow north and rain south on Saturday and strain Monday Minnesota Cloudy Friday night and Saturday with light snow Saturday and north portion Fri day night Colder east portion Friday night and southwest por tion Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 43 Minimum 24 At 8 a m Friday 25 YEAR AGO Maximum g Minimum 9 No Reason Given for Resigning Superintendent Had Been Under Fire for Policy of Leniency Des Moines W Reed superintendent of the Eldora state training school for boys a little more than a year resigned Friday effective Dec 16 P F Hopkins Mason City chairman of the board of control which has jurisdiction over the school said Reed gave no reason for his action Reed presented the resignation in person but was un available for comment No Reason Hopkins said Reeds resigna tion was a surprise and that he knew of no reason for the action Beyond that the board chairman declined to comment Reed has been under fire from several sources because of his policy of leniency with training schol inmates There have been numerous escapes and in most cases quick recaptures since Reed took control of the institution He succeeded the late Fred Cooper former Fort Dodge school official who took over following a riot the death of an inmate and several mass escapes from the in stitution in August of 1945 Miles Fills In Hopkins said Hollis Miles the boards parole agent for the train ing school for 20 years would be acting superintendent until the board can make other arrange ments Reeds formal letter of resigna tion said merely Please accept my resignation as superintendent of the Iowa training school for boys at Eldora la effective Dec 16 1948 Findings in Chavis Case Are Returned Ames coroners jury found Friday that Henry W Chavis 55yearold canning com pany executive met his death as a result of gunshot wounds in flicted by a person or persons un known Chavis body shot 3 times was found outside his farm home near here Nov 8 The coroners jury reconvened for an hour Friday morning after having adjourned Nov 10 T A Thompson an agent of the state bureau of criminal inves tigation said there have been no developments in the case 7 Killed in Thanksgiving Car Wrecks By The ASSOCIATED PRESS Seven persons died in holiday traffic accidents in Iowa Four of them were victims of a Thanks Postvill collision near Killed in the PostviUe crash were Mrs Alvin Meyer 56 her son Arthur 29 and a daughter Marie 16 all of Castalia and Robert Wagner 21 Ossian Other dead Frank Nizzi 65 Waukee killed whe by a car wrest of Waukee Thursday night John Nelson Steele 20 Glas gow Iowa killed when a car overturned near Stockport Wed nesday night CarTruck Crash Ike Elzie Mercer Mo killed in collision near Line ville Wednesday night Ruth Green of Castalia was in sured critically in the crash north west of Postville She was hos pitalized with a broken other injuries Miss Green riding with Wagner SAME totfc i r   

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