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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 1, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME TMt MEWSPAPEft THAT MAKES ALL NOKTtt IOWANS HOME EDITION frrmn VOL LV Associated Press United Full Lease Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 1 1948 This Paper Consists of Two One No 4S r i Ap Wjrephoto on a tree branch this automo bile came to rest in a field near Oshkosh Wis after miss ing a curve rolling over and skidding 175 feet The driv er Melvin Thompson 25 Fond du Lac Wis and a passen ger escaped with cuts and bruises Soys Split in Berlin Makes Crisis There More Difficult Washingtor top stated department official said Wednes day that Russias formation of a separate government in eastern Berlin makes an eastwest solu tion of the Berlin crisis more dif ficult if not impossible However Under Secretary of State Lovett told a news confer ence meanwhile that if the so viets feel that this action on their part alters our determination not to be driven1 out of Berlin by po lice they are mistaken Official View While it is not permitted to Identify the official who said a Berlin solution has become more difficult If not impossible it can be said that his views represent the considered judgment of the state department This official declared that the significance of the soviet move can be summed up in 4 points 1 The abrupt introduction of the new government over the Russian sector of Berlin shows the German people what they could expect if the United States and the other western powers withdrew their occupying forces 2 Creation of the government followed the familiar pattern of intimidation as it had been de veloped in the soviet dominated areas of eastern Europe Intentional Timing 3 The timing of the move in relation to efforts of the United Nations to solve the Berlin crisis can hardly be accidental and the effect is to make a solution in finitely more difficult if not im possible 4 The Russians may feel as Lovett suggested in his comment that the western powers may now be less determined to stay in Ber lin If so they are mistaken Ellison Shifts Plea to Guilty Rath Worker Gets 1Year Jail Term Waterloo a surprise move Kenneth Ellison 36 changed his plea in district court Wednesday from innocent to guilty on a charge of malicious mischief hi connection with the May 19 rtrike riot at the Rath Packing Co plant here After the change of plea was announced by Defense Attorney C I McNutt Des Moines Judge Shannon Charlton sentenced Elli jonto one year in county jail Ellison was the first to be tried of 17 persons charged with malici ous mischief in connection with the riot in which one man was slain McNutt said he will appeal to the state supreme court from the conviction of Wilbert Warren 27 on conspiracy charges and the 3 year reformatory sentence im posed Tuesday by Charlton who overruled a motion for a new trial Warren was convicted of con ipiring to incite the riot at the Rath plant SHOPPING DAYS LEFT West Warns Russia on Berlin Move Sdy They May Act to Counter Soviet Attacks To Sit Tight on Proposal to Join UAW Cedar Rapids UR District President Charles W Hobbie of the CIO Farm Equipment Workers said Wednesday that chairmen of the unions Iowa locals have de cided to sit tight until the na tional executive board meets to discuss amalgamation with the CIO United Automobile Workers The meeting of local officials Tuesday was called by Hobbie to discuss what he called the ulti matum of the CIO national lead ership that the FEW merge with the UAW Hobbie said the rank and file and not the leadership would make any such decisions However following Tuesdays meeting he said the chairmen voted unanimously to wait until the unions executive board meets and transmits its recommendations to the locals before acting Before the meeting regional CIO Director Ben Henry said Hobbie had no proposition to submit to the FEW members because the unions executive board had made no recommendation Forest City Man Gets Appointment to Highway Patrol Des Moines W Kahl state safety commissioner Wednesday announced the ap pointment of 2 men to the high way patrol and one to the drivers license division Named to the patrol were Ber nal D Hall 23 of Monticello who wiH be stationed at Fairfield and Virgil Johnston 22 of Forest City who will be stationed at Iowa City Appointed to the drivers license division was Robert Stef fens who will be stationed at Carroll GET SCHOLARSHIPS Ames of the WNAX home economics scholar ship to Ruth Ann Behnke of Whit temore was announced Wednes day at Iowa State college Paris big 3 western powers have warned they may act to counter Russian attacks on their position in Berlin The warning was expressed in a joint note handed to Juan A Bramuglia outgoing president of the U N security council soon after the communists split Berlin Tuesday by naming their own rump government The note was made public Wednesday Cant Stand By France Britain and the United States declared they could not stand ildly by while the Russians intensified their blockade with at tempts to force the western allies out of the city Bramuglia Argentine foreign minister has sparked neutral ef forts in the security council to settle the Berlin deadlock The western powers accepted Bramuglias latest procedure for studying a possible solution of ths Berlin crisis But the western powers said they did so with the condition that recent events in Berlin must be considered in at tempting a settlement Point to Red Move They called attention to the communist moves in Berlin to es tablish a separate administration in the soviet sector claiming juris diction over the entire city The 3 western powers cannot agree that they should be bound to submit to all soviet measures which add to and intensify the soviet blockade or which interfere with the city administration while the soviet remains uncommitted to any restraint the note de clared Say Reckless Flying Cause of Air Crash Des Moines state aer onautics commission said Wednes day 2 men were killed in an air plane crush last Saturday because 2 fairly inexperienced pilots at tempted to do the impossible vith an airplane Norbert Locke commission di rector said an investigation of the crash near Allison proved con clusively the 2 Mason City men were killed because of careless and reckless flying The commission director added the men took off in a rented air plane and in attempting to swoop down over a group of friends lost control of the plane No one else was hurt The victims were John M Evanoff 23 and George Robert Bob Platts 20 Each held a pri vate pilots license Locke said it could not be determined which one was piloting the plane The crash occurred on the Jay Flynn farm 3J miles northeast of Allison Contrary to first reports that a wheel fell off the plane in the air the wheel was broken loose from the landing gear from the impact with the ground Locke said Gross Planning to Go to Washington DCS Moines R Gross said Wednesday he will leave for Washington in about 10 days to begin his term in January as 3rd district con gressman Gross who visited in the state house Wednesday said he has found living accommodations in Washington for his family Government Asks Farmers to Produce More for Next Year Washington govern ment staked more chips on con tinued prosperity Wednesday asking farmers to produce extra poultry milk vegetables sheep and lambs next year Anticipating continued high consumer demands the agricul ture department announced these 1949 goals turkeys and 700000000 young 10 per cent increase It suggested however that this years esti mated total of 425000000 laying hens be cut by 20000000 That would give each person an aver age of 370 of during the year and about 4 pounds of turkey and 235 pounds of chicken 3 Per Cent Hike 3 per cent boost to 120000000000 pounds The de partmentdidnt say what that amounts to per person but it did give a percow figure Better than this years record 5000pound average VegetablesrWith acreage in creased to 717850 the depart ment suggested 5 per cent more lima beans sweet eorn and cu cumbers 7 per cent more snap beans 12 per cent more sweet po tatoes 4 per cent more beets and watermelons and 2 per cent more tomatoes Goals for peas pep pers cabbage carrots cauliflower and spinach will be the same as this years but a cut was advised on lettuce celery cantaloupes honeydews and onions Sheep and addi tion of at least 2000000 to this years flock of 28500000 Wants More figs The department already has called for a 17 per cent boost in the 1949 spring pig in sure more pork chops for next fall and winter Since consumption of farm products tends to rise and fall with business and employment conditions the call for increases was taken as a favorable straw in the economic wind From this years record farm production the department said Americans have had 14 per cent more to eat than in prewar years while breaking all marks in the amount of food sent over seas FORMER AP PRESIDENT DIES B Noyes chairman of the Washington Evening Star company and for 38 years presi dent of the Associated Press died at his home in Washington He was 85 He re tired as president of the AP in 1938 Veteran News Man is Dead Frank Noyes Former President of AP Washington ff Frank B Noyes 85 one of Americas pio neer newspaper leaders died Noyes who helped organize the present Associated Press and served 38 years as its first presi dent had been in failing health for some time But until last winter he had taken an active hand in the management of the Washington Evening Star as its president and chairman of the board of directors A practicing journalist for more than 60 years Noyes ac tually began his newspaper career at the age of 6 selling extras upon President Grants first inaugur ation The years that followed saw him rise to the top in the Washington and Chicago news paper fields with national promin ence resulting from his contribu tions to the Associated Press When Noyes retired as AP president in 1938 he was reelect ed by acclamation to the board of directors on which he continued active service until April 21 1947 Noyes died at his residence here at a m A memorial service will be con ducted Friday 1 p m CST in St Johns Episcopal church by the rector the Rev C Leslie Glenn Interment will be private Troops Prepare for Defense of Nanking Old Gold Is Named Steer Champion Chicago Gold an Aberdeen Angus shown by C E Yoder of Muscatine Iowa Tues day was proclaimed grand cham pion steer of the 49th Interna tional Livestock Exposition The reserve grand champion steer Texo a Hereford was shown by the Pecos county 4H club of Fort Stockton Tex The junior grand champion steer Black Boy owned and shown by Robert Schmidt 18 yearold Delmar Iowa 4H club boy failed to reach the finals when he lost in the competition for the championship of the Angus breed He finished 2nd and was eliminated Government of Syria Resigns Damascus Syrian gov ernment resigned Wednesday amidst a general strike and mass demonstrations which caused bloodshed in this capital city The trouble was touched off as a protest against the governments policy regarding Palestine A noisy section of the people believed the policy was too easy as regarded concessions to the Jews Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday Low Wednesday night 25 to 28 High Thursday near 40 Iowa Mostly cloudy Wednesday night warmer east and central portions Partly cloudy and colder Thursday Low Wednes day night 25 to 30 Minnesota Cloudy and warmer with local light snow extreme north Wednesday night Thurs day partly cloudy light snow northeast and colder west IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 29 Minimum 14 At 8 a m Wednesday 22 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 30 27 Mme Chiang Arrives in Washington Met at Airport by Mrs George Marshall Embassy Officials Washington Chi ang KaiShek first lady of China arrived Wednesday to new American backing for Chinas hardpressed nationalist govern ment The Chinese first lady was met at the airport by Mrs George C Marshall wife of the secretary of state Koo Welcomes Her Ambassador Wellington Koo and other embassy officials also greeted her Madame Chiang arrived from San Francisco aboard President Trumans former personal plane the Sacred Cow Top American administration officials were missing The state department sent Butter worth chief of its office of far eastern affairs Leaves Airport Chiang left immediate ly with Mrs Marshall for the Marshall home at nearby Lees burg Va without a word to re porters on her unofficial mission or any other subject She will be Mrs Marshalls guest there for the time being There was no immediate an nouncement of her plans Demos Report Expenditures Went Nearly in Debt More Says Des IVIoines XP demo crats spent approximately in the 1948 state election cam paign and ended up nearly 000 in debt State Chairman Jake Move said Wednesday This figure compared with an estimate of approximately 000 in 1948 campaign expense by republican state headquarters The democratic estimate was made in connection with a com pletion of a 2year financial re port for filing with Secretary of State Rollo Bergeson For the 2 years only 5 months of which were in the 1948 cam paign period the democrats re ported receipts and expenditures This shows only about of the deficit Delayed bills for the campaign account for the remainder of the debt Cash Register Keys Have Braille Letters Dayton Ohio per sons now can use cash registers in their businesses without memor izing the keys The National Cash Register Co announced development of keys with Braille or raised characters AP Wirephoto MADAME CHIANG IN Chiang KaiShek first lady of China and Mrs George C Marshall wife ofthe secretary of state prepare to leave Washing ton National airport Wednesday after Madame Chiangs arrival at the nations capital by plane Arabs Will Reconsider UN Status If Israel Admitted Paris chief dele gate said Wednesday the 6 Arab nations will reconsider their membership in the United Na tions if Israel is admitted The security council is sched uled to meet Thursday to consider the Israeli application but chances of reaching a vote then appeared dim Faris El Khouri Syrias delegate on the security council and a leading spokesman for the Arab nations told a newsman We have not yet received in structions from our governments but there is no question that Israels membership would mean a revision of our positions in the U N The other Arab members are Lebanon the Yemen Saudi Ara bia Iraq and Egypt The Arab states bitterly opposed the Israeli application in the political com mittee debate Wednesday Farm Bureau Official Dies at Rail Station Lincoln Nebr V Vaniman 65 Urbana 111 died at a Lincoln railroad station Tues day night after suffering a heart attack while waiting for a train Vaniman midwest regional di rector of the American Farm Bu reau Federation addressed the annual convention of the state federation Tuesday He was strick en as he sit talking to Robert Mc Coy North Platte and died al most immediately HONOR HUMBOLDT WOMAN Chicago UR The National Home Demonstration Agents as sociation Wednesday honored Myrtle B Hewitt of Humboldt county as Iowas outstanding home demonstration agent for 1948 Miss Hewitt is an extension home economist county Beardsley Names New Secretary Des Mobics William S Beardsley Wednesday announced the appointment of Mrs Norm a Ma this of Des Monies as his secretary She is the 2nd woman in modern times to serve as first assistant to the chief executive Beardsley also announced ap pointment of Miss June VanGor kom of Pella as receptionist and secretary These are the first of a considerable number of appoint ments to be made by Beardsley who will take office in January Mrs Mathis was active in Beardsleys campaignShe headed the womens division in the cam paign in which he defeated Gov Robert D Blue for the republican nomination Mrs Mathis was an alternate delegate to the republican na tional convention at Philadelphia last summer She served as a committee clerk secretary in the state senate for a number of years and was chief clerk for one of the Des Moines draft boards during the war Dies of Injuries Recevied in Crash Council Bluffs if Mrs Ar thur E Colberg 3G of Omaha died in a hospital here Wednesday of injuries received Tuesday in an auto accident Mrs Colberg and Ectar Fergu son 21 also of Omaha were oc cupants of a car which left the highway while rounding a curve and landed upside down in a ditch Fergusons condition Wed in Humboldt nesday was described as proved im n in the NAMING OWN BERLIN zone of Berlin mass in front of Berlin university Tuesday after in a handpicked convention staged in I theater The large sign reads Out With the Bankrupt City Council The new istration calls itself a government of all Berlin wumii me new Foreigners Expected to Leave City Government Cuts Air Link With Isolated Suchow Nanking nationalist army groups were reported Wed nesday desperately trying to es tablish a new defense line to save this jittery capital from advanc ing Chinese communists Diplomats expect to hear from the within 24 Nanking is no longer safe for them Despite government denials it was learned reliably such a warning is being prepared These developments came as the government abruptly cut its air link with isolated Suchow some 200 miles northwest of Nan king and deployed its forces for a battle to save the nations capi tal city New Defense Line A new defense line was re ported under construction on the southern bank of the Huai river athwart the approaches to the lower Yangtze valley and 100 miles northwest of Nanking The line is anchored to Pengpu on the rail line midway between Nanking and Suchow and is being manned by the bulk of some 85000 troops in the 6th and 8th army groups Those groups are the last major nationalist force standing between communist armies and Nanking Group Encircled The governments 12th army group of some 140000 troops was reported still tightly encircled by 7 red columns about 50 miles south of Suchow in the Suhsien sector Three other red columns were reported massed about 25 miles south of Suchow to block the southward movement of the Su chow garrison The garrison of some 250000 men was reported abandoning Suchow in an attempt to rescue the trapped 12th army group With the nationalist armies thus separated in 3 pockets and threat ened with destruction by numer ically superior red forces Nan king circles found little comfort in the preparations beng under taken along the Yangtze river it self Fog Lifts Over Britain Europe London great fog of 1948 started to lift over Britain and the European continent Wed nesday and the British liners Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary shoved off for New York The fog that had hampered transportation for 5 days lifted enough at Southampton to per mit tugs to get the 2 Queens un derway The 83000ton Elizabeth loaded with some 1400 passen gers had been held up for 2 weeks because of strikes and the heavy fog Cheering passengers lined the rails scattering confetti on the waters as a bright sun shone down on the harbor Woman Killed in AutoTruck Crash Newton O J Ma haffey 45 Newton was kUled Tuesday afternoon when the car in which she was riding struck a truck on a narrow bridge on Highway No 14 nine miles north of here Sheriff Ray Barber said her son Lyle 24 a Newton fireman who was driving and Lyles wife who also was inthe front seat were not injured Col I ere Teaches Bur Growing San Bernardino Cal Classes in bug growing have been added to the curriculum of San Bernardino Valley College Breed ing and habits of insects local citrus growers and farmers are studied
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