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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 2, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THf NIWSrAVfft THAT MAKES ALt NORTH IOWANS NEICHBOIS VOL LV ActodaUd Press United Press full Wirts Centt Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 2 1948 This Consists erf Two No AP Wirephoto RAILROADMEN BUYARMS FOR little Grace Purcell who was born with her arms off above her elbows waves at passing railroad men who each year take up a collection for her at Christmas Her mother says she is saving it to send Grace to college and buy her a pair of arms Beardsley Reports Cost Campaign DCS Moines Villiam S Beardsley reported to ic secretary of state Thursday he eceived and spent uring the Nov 2 general election ampaign Other filings Thursday the leadline for making financial tatements to the secretary of tate included Carl W Reed R Cresco re flected to the state commerce com lission received spent Polk County Attorney Carroll Switzer Beardsleys democratic Opponent reported receipts of 191 and expenditures of President Is Given Bright Picture of Price Situation oal Miners rorking for 6Hour Day Washington ff A John L ewis lieutenant served notice Thursday that the coal miners will seek a 6 hour day and 30hour vork week in contract negotia ions next June William Blizzard president of Jistrict 17 West Virginia suc eeded in keeping the labor de triments conference on state egislation from going on record is favoring an 8 hour day 40 lour week Bilzzard said we hope to be nble to modify our wage agree ment in the next joint conference and I dont want to be faced with recommendations of this confer ence for an 8 hour day 40hour week Washington resident T r u m a ns economic advisory council informed h i m Thursday that there has been a flattening out of some prices Dr Edwin G Nourse the chair man called at the white house to give Mr Truman a report on the groups studies Picture Brightening Afterward he told reporters he advised Mr Truman that the price situation appears to be brighten ing He added They prices dont seem to be jumping through the ceiling The chairman of the advisory council recently was named by Mr Truman to head a cabinet co ordinating committee to plan the antiinflation program which the administration will submit to the new congress next month Creeping Advance Nourse said his charts record a creeping advance in the rent field but show food has had quite a down turn and is now moving down at a somewhat slower rate As for clothing he said there has been a softening of prices 9th Iowa Child Dies in Flames Knoxville Ufi Keith 11 was burned to death Thursday in a fire at his home that hospita lized his parents and 4 other children Only the mother Mrs James Keith was in serious condition She was transferred to the Uni versity of Iowa hospital in Iowa City A grandson of the Keiths also was hospitalized here The fire was thought to have been caused by an explosion of an oil stove The boy was the 9th Iowa child to die in a fire in 3 days 4 Children Die in Fire at Cherokee Makes 2nd Such Iowa Tragedy in 2Day Period Cherokee children of Mr and Mrs Charles Duvall burned to death in a farm fire Wednesday It was the 2nd such Iowa tragedy in 2 days Five other children were at school when the Duvall home a mile and a half southeast of Cherokee caught fire and burned to the ground The dead were Robert 8 months Linda Mae 2 years Sharon Lee 3 years Mike 4 years The children were alone in the house when trapped by the flames The father was at work in the fields and the mother had gone to the home of her inlaws Mr and Mrs Fred Duvall who live about 75 feet away from the Charles Duvall home Origin of the fire was not known The home was a 2room 1story frame dwelling It had been built of 2 wooden grain bins fastened together and covered with asphalt siding Goes Next Door The parents said the baby was asleep on the bed when the mother went next door and the other childrewere dressed The 4 bodies were burned and it took nearly 2 hours to recover the remains Tuesday morning 4 children were burned to death at Ottumwa when fire attributed to a defec tive flue broke out while 4 chil dren were sleeping They too were alone at the time Their mother had gone across the street to deliver some mail U Moves Slowly on Aid to Chinese on quite items a number of clothing Soys South y Become orn Center C Chicago UR An agriculture department expert said Thursday midwestern corn growers must build up their soil or see the south take over the bulk of the nations corn production The challenge was posed by Robert M Salter chief of the bu reau of plant industry of the agri cultural research administration in speech prepared for delivery be fore the American Seed Trade as sociation The south has a longer gnaw ing season and more abundant rainfall than the midwest Salt er said Large acreages are equally adapted to mechanization JJnless midwestern farmers adopt more effective measures for pro tecting their Godgiven heritage of productive soil it is not incon ceivable that future generations will look south when they speak of the great American corn belt Salter said the only reason corn yields on the plains have increased in recent years is because of ad vances in breeding fertilization disease control and mechaniza tion The nourishment in the soil is declining he said It should be built up by planting crops like clover and alfalfa Asserts U S Should Give Generously New York JP Secretary of Defense Forrestal says the United States must supply western Eur ope with a generous measure of equipment to support the com mon defense plans of 5 nations Such aid is necessary to give meaning to the Brussels signed by Britain France Bel gium Holland and Forrestal said Wednesday nightat the annual dinner of the English Speaking Union Forrestal presumably meant military equipment but he did not say so specifically Recalling that objectives of the Brussels treaty are being devel oped under direction of Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery into plans for concerted action for the common defense of the 5 nations Forrestal declared To make these plans meaning ful however a generous measure of equipment will have to be given to western Europe for these people cannot prosper while they live in fear of their lives Reject Order for Merger With UAW Moline III proposed merger of the CIO Farm Equip ment Workers union with the CIO United Automobile Workers was rejected by the executive boards of 12 FEW locals Thursday The FEW executive board which meets in Chicago Dec 15 will consider the merger The CIO national executive board issued a virtual ultimatum at its Portland convention last week telling the FEW to disband and join the UAW Both unions represent workers in the farm equipment industry Officials of locals in Moline East Moline Rock Island Rock falls and Canton 111 and Daven port Iowa said they would send a stronglyworded protest to CIO President Philip Murray Wonts Votes of Electors for Democrats Washington James E Folsom of Alabama Thursday asked the supreme court to make 11 Alabama electors vote for the TrumanBarkley ticket in the electoral college Folsom asked the high caurtto prevent the Alabama electors from backing States Rights Can Red Capture of Suchow Is Reported Communist Radio Claims City Fell Wednesday Night The Chinese communists laid claim Thursday night to Suchow important gov ernment base 211 miles northwest of Nanking This exposed the rear of 3 gov ernment army groups moving slowly southward in an effort to support other nationalist armies isolated under communist attacks in the Suhsien and Pengpu areas ranging down to 100 miles from Nanking Fell Wednesday The communist broadcast heard in Nanking said Suchow fell at 8 p m Wednesday A few minutes before the com munist broadcast the government military spokesman Gen Teng WenYi had said all government troops in at about concentrated for a march southward He de nied however that this meant Suchow had been abandoned Claire Chennaults China air transport pilots who dropped rice to Suchow had reported commun ists within one mile of the city and that refugees were pouring out to the westward Garrison Blocked The Suchow garrison was last reported blocked about 25 miles south of Suchow by strong com munist opposition The communist broadcast also heard in San Francisco added a claim that the 110th division of the governments trapped 12th army group near Suhsien had come over to the communist side Despite the dire military news the Chinese government told for AP Wirephoto FIREMEN WATCH WALLS COLLAPSE Firemen manning a hose line at a downtown fiie in Sioux City Wednesday watched flame and smoke roll upward a sec ond after part of a brick wall toppled inward A clothing store barber shop and several apartments were gutted by the flames Champion Steers Sold for Record Prices to Texas Man Chicago grand pion and the reserve grand cham pion steers of the International Live Stock exposition were sold Thursday at record high prices for the show Both were purchased by Glenn McCarthy 40 wealthy Texas rancher and oil man He plans to serve the steers in steaks at the opening of his new 18story Sham rockhotel at Houston March 17 didate J Strom Thurmond when electoral votes are cast on Dec 13 He asked the court to overrule a judgment of the middle district court in Alabama and act to pre vent the electors from voting for the states rights ticket Folsom told reporters the case tolls the death knell to the electoral col lege He said that either the court or the congress would either vastly modify or completely abolish the present electoral college as a re sult of the court controversy Folsom contends that the Ala bama electors ran under the rooster symbol of the democratic party in the presidential election campaign He holds that this ob ligates them to vote for the reg ular democratic candidates eign diplomats it had no intention to remove the capital from Nan king Boy Is Killed oh New Bicycle Davenport week Garry Dulansky 9 got a bicycle It was a Christmas present he just couldnt wait for that long Wednesday Garry son of Mr and Mrs Paul Dulansky was killed in a collision of his new bike and a TriCity Lines bus in northeast Davenport The Old JOHNSON VS JOHNSON Omaha Nebr UR Arthur Johnson Minnesota parole of ficer arrived here Thursday to return a prisoner to St Paul The prisoners Johnson name was Arthur Iowa Draft Quota Is Cut by About 175 Des Moines draft quota for January will be about 175 under the revision of induc tion quotas announced Wednes day by national defense officials The original January call was for 350 Iowa selective service officials Wednesday hadnt received of ficial notices of the reduction to about half for January inductions but believed such word was in the mails The December induction sche dule calls for about 280 men from Iowa About 175 men were in ducted in November No Income Tax Due on Vet Bonus Des Moines UR Internal grand champion Gold AberdeenAngus at 1200 pounds and shown by C E Yoder and Sons Muscatine Iowa was sold at a pound The previ ous high record for the exposi tion was in 1946 The reserve grand champion Texo was sold at a pound The previous show record was last year Texo a 1290 pound Hereford steer was shown by the Pecos county 4H club of Fort Stockton Tex Auctioneers estimated that Old Golds owner would net about in exposition prizes and the sale of the steer The net profit on the steer after deduction of expenses and taxes is uncertain McCarthy came determined to buy the steers regardless of cost He was so confident that brought along printed banners Sold to Glenn McCarthy He promptly slapped them on the ani mals About twothirds of the people who obtain divorces in the United States have no children most of the rest have only one child Revenue Commissioner George J Schoeneman said Thursday that World war II Veterans will not have to pay federal income taxes on the bonuses the state plans to pay them Schoeneman said exemption of state veterans bonuses from fed eral income taxes was standard procedure However spokesman for the state income tax division said they knew of no ruling on the question whether the bonuses would be subject to state tax ation State Rep George OMalley DemDes said he would introduce legislation if needed to exempt the bonus from state income taxation Plans call for the bonuses to be paid next year Would Need Approval of Congress Koo Makes Speech Emphasizes Need for Swift Action Washington Ameri can officials moved slowly Thurs day in the face of urgent appeals from the Chinese government for help before it is too late Authorities said there is no doubt here that the situation created by communist advances in China is critical But they said these 2 factors work against any speedy American action Not in Session 1 must au thorize any additional not meet for another month 2 Military and political condi tions in China are considered so unstable that officials believe any program worked out now prob ably would not apply a month from now There are no indications that either the economic cooperation administration or the state de partment has yet presented Presi dent Truman specific plans for helping Chiang KaiSheks na tionalists in their battle with the Chinese Reds Chinas desire for swift Amer ican action was heavily empha sized by Ambassador Wellington Koo in a speech before the China institute in New York Citylate Wednesday The same theme probably will be stressed by Ma dame Chiang wife of the nation alist president who arrived here Wednesday She gave no hint of her plans however before going into seclusion at the Leesburg Va home of Secretary of State and Mrs Marshall Z Other Points The ambassador hammered 2 other points as well The Chinese people he said are fighting the ago new Request for Membership Sidetracked Paris security council sidetracked Thursday Israels ur gent request for immediate mem bership in the United Nations The United States and Britain were in sharp conflict in the council before the issue was re ferred without a formal vote and without opposition to a member ship committee The United States urged the 11 nation council to admit Israel at once Sir Alexander Cadogan of Britain opposed this declaring the Israeli application is premature that the political committee still is dealing with the Palestine ques tion France and Canada both said they felt the Israeli application should be considered in the light of the work done in the political committee prance appears to hold the deciding security council vote on the application The delay may mean the Israeli application will not be before the general assembly before next year Dies in Hospital After Auto Wreck Cedar Rapids George Ades 63 Urbana Iowa injured in an automobile accident Mon day died in a Cedar Rapidshos pital Wednesday He suffered a broken neck and back injuries when the car he was driving overturned on the road between Urbana and Center Point MAIL TAX FORMS Des Moines The long form 1040taxform has been mailed out to 500000 lowans E H Birmingham federal internal revenue collector for Iowa re ports They have been mailed to all persons using that form last year Morrell Firm UPWA Sign Pact Ottumwa fP The new con tract between John Morrell Co meat packers and United Packinghouse Workers of Ameri ca CIO was formally signed Thursday With affixing of a sig nature by J Morrell Foster com pany vice president the contract became effective for locals at Ot tumwa and Topeka Kans It replaces the former contract which expired Aug 11 New TO NAM BOARD A Rath president of theRath Packing Co Waterloo Iowa was one of 36 new directors elected Thursday by the National Association of Manufacturers SAME ftoc SMUI Inftta M AP Wirephoto STRANGE DINNER might expect a certain amount of antagonism to ex ist here but this cat dog and rat make a congenial threesome at the home of Joseph Aldridge in North Hollywood Cal Tenyearold Gaylee Aldridge whose pets they are report they play and eat together In perfect harmony Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Generally fair and continued mild through Friday Low Thursday night 25 to 30 High Friday mid40s Iowa Partly cloudy Thursday night and Friday Somewhat colder west portion Friday Low Thursday night 2532 r Minnesota Partly cloudy and continued mild Thursday night and Friday except light snow and turning colder extreme northwest late Friday afternoon or night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 40 Minimum 20 At 8 a m Tuesday 21 YEAR AGO Maximum 38 Minimum 29 battles of the United States and all other noncommunist coun tries in their war against the Chinese communists And he added they will continue that fight even if they get no Ameri can that would mean a very long struggle Taking note of complaints here about corruption in Chinas handling of American aid Koo declared any additional help could be made corruption proof by keeping control of funds in American hands as has been done with the current pro gram Fire Ravages Eau Claire 2 Stores Gutted 3rd Is Damaged Eau Claire Wis worst fire in a decade raged in the center of the citys business district Thursday gutting 2 large stores and damaging a 3rd Five firemen were overcome by smoke before it finally was brought under control shortly after 9 a m 10 hours after it be gan The spectacular blaze starting shortly before midnight Wednes day night raced through the Sears and Walgreen stores and damaged the Peoples mens cloth ing store The Walgreen manager said his store was a total loss An of ficial of Sears said one section of the store was destroyed com pletely while the rest was badly damaged by smoke Fire department officials said they believed the fire was caused by spontaneous combustion of paints stored at Sears The paint was being used to remodel the store New Secretary for C of C in Decorah Decorah L Kohl re tired businessman and a former personnel director for Chase Na tional Bank at Kansas City has been nominated as the new secre tary for the Decorah Chamber of Commerce Clay Varner chamber presi dent said Thursday Kohl had ac cepted the position and confirm ation by the chamber board of directors was expected this week PAYMENTS LOST Dttath MIBB UJO When Richard Davison and his wife came back from nuking the last payment on their home they found it almost destroyed by fin   

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