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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 6, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THi NEWSFAPEK THAT MAKES ALL NOtTH IOWANS Prem and Untted Full Five Cents Copy One Mans Opinion A Radto Commentary W CARL HALL Managing Editor Safely Is Ours If We Want It things I believe about the future of highway safety based on nearly a quarter ol a century of closeup observation in the organized safety program in America One of these things is that the people of America today or at any time in the future can have the exact degree of safety on streets and highways that they demand The second of these things Is that the primary need of the safety cause is not more knowl edge but more zeal to make full use of the knowledge that all of as have The call is for more and more effective evangelists not more experts Within recent weeks Ive com pleted a motor jaunt into 14 states to the west and northwest It covered almost 6000 miles Behavior Is Improving Its gratifying for me to report that in all that twice across our ob served only 1 willful and flagrant disregard for the accepted rules of safety By this I dont mean to report that every driver met up with came to a complete stop at the stop sign or that every driver signaled his intention when plan ning a turn right or left What I mean to say is that only one driver indulged in an art which seriously placed in peril his own life or that of another motorist That as youd guess was in Cali a driver on an or dinary 2lane highway passed the car ahead of him on the right Nothing the of fending motorist obviously was gambling with the rules of safety That he won this time doesnt mean that he will the next Its Good Citizenship But my central contention in this visit with you is that prac ticing the universally known and accepted rules of safety must be established as an indispensable ingredient of good citizenship And this I insist is an assign ment for an mod ernday counterpart of John the Baptist John maybe even a Billy Sunday Weve gone just about as far as we can with our appeal addressed solely to the mind The appeal now must be directed to the heart The safety movement must be pitched to a higher level Man does not live by bread alone Fear alone will not suffice It might if man were a wholly ra tional animal But he isnt that Hes as much dominated by emo tion as by logic Cant Be Scared Into It For a further commentary on this general proposition we have only to turn to the subject of peace and war All of us know full well that another war featur ing atomic destruction would be terrible beyond description But does that keep mankind from rushing pellmell into plans for that next war You know the answer to that question One of the nations most emi nent clergymen Dr Ralph Sockman of New Yorks principal Methodist church is do ing an outstanding job of pofnt ing up the spiritual side of safety Whereas we in the organized safety movement have been talk ing about the 3 Es of safety engineering enforcement and ed Sockman speaks of the 4 Es of safety 4th E for Enlistment The in his terminology is for ENLISTMENT He is re ferring to you and to me and to every American His appeal is for a universal acceptance of per sonal responsibility for safe liv ing and security Now for just a few minutes lets assume that Doctor Sockmans suggestion has been adopted What would be the results Every enlistee in the course of lafety would become more safety conscious As he proceeded to his icurbyhour duties he would be isking himself Am I by my acts ringing danger to lust myself In the working out of this ap roach all of us would Im sure e amazed by the extent to which safety and courtesy are synony mous Of all the ingredients which go into this thing called lafety none is quite so important ks common consider ation of the comfort and welfare rf others The Idea Would Spread While safety responsibility starts with the individual it doesnt end there To the ques tion What can I do to promote is joined the question What can WE do and therein i community safety attitude is nothing isolationist ibout a constructive safety atti tude Just as individuals in a community committed to build lafety get together and promote sound safety program so com riunities sold on safety get to gether and promote safety on a rtate and nationwide basis Moved by this will for safety would go to those who have MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 6 1948 This Fbper ConsiiU of Two ROUGH ON THE weather played havoc with all transportation Sunday afternoon as winter made its biting debut Heres the northbound Rock Island Rocket leaving Mason City with snow flying from the rails about 214 hours behind schedule at p m Sunday Winter Storm Over Except tor Winds in Eastern Iowa Des Moines howling win ter storm swept into Iowa Sunday but Monday it was all over except for sharp morning winds in the eastern part of the state In northwestern where snow depth ranged up to 3 inches hard winds piled it into drifts and snarled traffic for several hours Trains and buses were moving normally Monday and the state highway patrol reported driving conditions as follows Central Iowa mostly normal but slippery in spots Northern Iowa from highway 30 north slippery in spots and icy in Mason City vicinity Icy in Spots North central Iowa icy in spots Southwest Iowa very icy South central southeast and eastern Iowa normal Practically all of the state got rain or snow during the 24 hours ended at a m Monday The chief snow reported by the weather bureau included Fort Dodge 2 inches Sioux City 3 inches Ames and Council Bluffs 1 inch and Mason City 2 inches Charles City High Greatest precipitation was 109 inches of moisture at Charles City where the storm left about a half inch of frozen snow and slush on the ground Other precipitation totals in cluded Fort Dodge 23 of an inch Sioux City 17 Spencer 13 Ames 34 Atlantic 22 Des Moines 15 Council Bluffs 12 Cedar Rapids 43 Decorah 82 Dubuque 45 Mason City 70 Waterloo 21 Bur lington 12 Iowa City 41 Ottum wa 38 Although temperatures were not severe winds ranging up to 60 miles an hour caused household ers to keep their Sunday fires wellstoked The states highest temperature Sunday was 57 de grees at Davenport and the Iowa low early Monday was 16 above at Spencer After a high temperature of 45 early Sunday in Mason City the mercury dropped until a low oE 19 was recorded at 7 Monday morning CONTDrUBD ON PAGB Fire Hits Klemme Northern Implement Building Destroyed Klemme causing a loss estimated at completely destroyed the Northern implement company and all its contents aboif midnight Sunday The loss included the frame structure 90 by 40 feet in dimen sion 3 tractors and one truck and less valuable implements L A Jennings who has been manager of the company for the past 3 years said Monday morn ing the loss is 100 per cent The origin of the fire has not been de termined Fire departments from Klemme Garner Goodell and Belmond re sponded to the call and were able to save surrounding property The building was completely destroyed in about one hour SHOPPING OAVS LEFT O K DICK Postmaster at Iowa Falls Dies Stricken With Heart Attack on Street Iowa Fall K Dick 74 Iowa Falls postmaster died of a heart attack while on his way to the postoffice from his home here about a m Monday He had been a resident of Iowa Falls since 1921 Mr Dick lived at Stanhope Webster City and Rockwell before coming to Iowa Falls He was first a druggist and later a furniture dealer and mortician Survivors include the widow a daughter Mrs A R Pommrehn of Williams and a son Clifford of Canoga Park Cal Funeral arrangements were in complete Monday Encirclement of Suchow Is Reds7 Report Chinese com munist radio reported Sunday night that red forces had com pleted an airtight encirclement of the nationalist former Suchow garrison Jn the developing battle for Nanking The garrison comprising some 110000 combat troops in the 16th 13th and 2nd army groups aban doned Suchow last Wednesday in an effort to reach the trapped gov ernment J2th army group in the Suhsien sector about 45 miles to the south If the communist claim is true it means that only the govern ment troops on the New Hwai riv er defense line enjoy freedom of movement in the region The line was set up recently 100 miles northeast of Nanking but is manned by relatively inferior troops The red broadcast boasted that 20000 government troops had been annihilated and added If these troops to sur render very soon they wilTbe en tirely wiped out before long Pope Pius to Make Christmas Address Vatican City Pope Pius win nuke his usual Christmas ad dress to the world at 11 a m 4 a m CST Dec 24 it was an nounced Monday Immediately afterward broad casts of translations in all the worlds principal languages will begin Say Tax for Bonus Must Be Collected County Officials Urged Postponement of Levy for 1 Year Des Moines attorney generals office ruled Monday taxes must be collected next year to help pay for the veterans bonus authorized by the voters last month Associations of county officials had urged that the bonus tax levy be postponed a year and have said they may start court action to ob tain a delay County auditorssay it is impossible to spread the levy by Jan 1 Appoints 2 Attorney General Robert L Larson held also that the levy must be placed against moneys and credits as well as real estate He indicated that the tax likely would be placed also against building and loan shares and any other form of taxable property Meanwhile Gov Robert D Blue announced appointment of 2 at torneys to serve on the World war I veterans bonus board They are State Senator J LyJe Musmaker RGreenfield and Ed McNeil of Mcntezuma The 2 will serve along with State Treasurer John M Grimes State Auditor C B Akers and Brig Gen Charles H Grahl on he board Vet of Z Wars Musinaker who did not seek re election after a first term in the senate is a veteran of both World wars McNeil who has been prom nent in Iowa republican veterans league affairs served in World war II County auditors who had asked he governor to delay collection of the tax said that for the most aart they already had made up Lheir tax lists and that it would DC a difficult job to go back over he rolls and add the bonus levy UN Assembly to End Meet Will Reconvene in New York in April Paris United Nations assembly voted Monday night to adjourn its Paris session on the night of Dec 1112 and reconvene in New York on April 1 1949 The assembly thus overrode a recommendation of its steering committee which had called for reconvening this session in New York on Feb 1 The vote on an Argentine pro oosal to recess until April was 21 to 16 with 21 abstentions Before voting on that amend ment the assembly turned down 33 to 19 a British proposal to hold the U N in session here until it completes its work It also rejected 38 to 8 a Polish suggestion that all items on the present agenda not reached in the meetings here be deferred until he next regular assembly session in the fall of 1949 Belgian Trolley Workers Strike Brussels thou and employes of the government controlled street car system aunchecl a nationwide 24 hour itrike Monday The strike was designed to force he government to resume wage negotiations which were broken off a month ago GETS ONLY CUTS Montreal Que 29year old man dived off Jacques Cartier sridge Sunday and plummeted 80 eet through the roof of a shed ie suffered slight cuts Police took rim to the hospital for observa ion Ch ambers Hiss Go Befo re Gran REDUCED TO Charles Jackson and D H Day of HamptoTpIuse in front of the Jennings food market at Hampton before changing directions of hose used m the fire Sunday night The peanuts which fell out when the large plate glass front window was broken were about all that remained of the entire grocery stock But though the first floor collapsed the hull of the large bricx building and the 2nd floor apart ments remained intact 3 Charged With Income Tax Evasion DCS Moines An Eagle Grove couple and a Fort Dodge man were arraigned in federal district court Monday on charges of evading a total of 53309845 in income taxes Mr and Mrs Harold Christen sen poultry and egg dealers in Eagle Grove and August J Glazer a Fort Dodge meat pro essor were released on bond Christensen and Glaser each posted bond and Mrs Jen nie Christensen posted bond Federal District Judge Charles Firemen From 3 Towns Fight Blaze in Hampton to the Jennings here as firemen Food from By RICK MEREDITH of undetermined origin did an estimated damage Hampton Mason City and Iowa Falls battled the outbreak for 3 hours Sunday night and early Monday morning The large 39yeaivold brick building in a business block one block northwest of the square was left standing and 3 2nd floor apartments suffered only minor damage But the main floor col lapsed soon after the fire was dis covered at p m The gro 0juec viituica eery contents and fixtures on the A Dewey gave Glaser until iOrain floor and in the basement a m Jap 4 to enter a plea The Christensens were given until 10 m Dec 27 to enter their plea Electric Workers to Walk Out in Soviet Sector of Berlin Berlin thousand Ber in electric workers decided Mon day night they wont work any more in the soviet sector of the city because here spy on hem communist them and police molest The workers employers in the main office of Bewag the German power company which supplies electricity to this divided block aded city took a vote at the close of business Monday Through a spokesman they announced they would report Tuesday to branch offices in western Berlin Berliners Swarm to Polls in Stinging Rebuke to Reds JL policies The central Berlin final count howed Monday blockaded Ber iners slapped the communists vith 1330820 votes each one a irotest against soviet occupation election bureau aid 862 per cent of the eligible raters cast valid ballots Sunday n the 3 western sectors for the egularly scheduled city elections which the communists boycotted The vote swept the socialist party into power in the western aart of the city Like the Chris ian democrats and the liberal emocrats who ran 2nd and 3rd tie socialists are anticommunist The final remits Social democrats socialist 585 00 845 per Christian democrats conserva ive 258496 194 per Liberal democrats conserva ive 214224 181 per In ail 1486000 Germans were ligible to vote in the constitution lly prescribed election in the 3 sectors under American British and French control The refused to conduct or permit vot ing in their sector In voting the western Berliners defied a variety of threats from the communists Although the communists had urged either a boycott of the polls or spoiling ballots election offi cials said the number actually rendered invalid was not unusual Local Officers The voters balloted for repre sentatives in the city and borough assemblies They voted for the party of their choice Each party received seats in the assemblies in proportion to the share of total votes The assemblymen are named by party executive com mittees Anticommunist leaden regard ed every ballot as a vote against Russian occupation policies Although the election ordinar ily would have been merely a lo cal contest between rival political parties the eastwest struggle magnified it Into a barometer in dicating support of soviet or west ern policies were a complete loss Starts in Cellar The flames were first noticed by 3 men Archie Douglas Drew Christian and E H Fahrmann who were in Douglas cafe across the street Thefirst outbreak appeared to come from the basement in the general area of the stoker furnace Fire Chief John Murphy of Hamp ton said Despite a strong north west wind which hampered them Hampton firemen were able to bring the blaze under control in an hours timebefore aid arrived Firemen also prevented the conflagration from spreading to adjoining buildings several of which suffered smoke damage Estimate Loss The estimate of loss was made by Graydon Jennings and C R Atkinson who are in partnership in the store with Jennings father F L Jennings The latter andhis wife live in one of the 3 upstairs apartments but were in Russell Iowa at the time of the fire Another apartment was vacated last weekend by Mr and Mrs Louis Wolf and Otto Ladwig who lives in the 3rd apartment is in Arizona Older townspeople recalled that a store on the same site had burned before the present struc ture was built It was a brick veneer building owned by the iate J E Coonley GIRL FOR CAVALLAROS Hollywood Carmen Cavallaro fingered nursery rhvmes oh the keyboard Monday Mrs Cavallaro presented her band leader husband with a 7 pound 7 ounce daughter at Cedars of Lebanon hospital Sunday SAME BlMk 2 Workers Fined in Rath Case Waterloo fP Fines of were levied against 2 CIO United Packing House Workers union members Monday after they pleaded guilty to charges of mali cious mischief in connection with the Rath packing plant riot last May Malicious mischief charges against 6 others were dismissed by District Charlton Judge Shannon B Charges against 4 other union members including Wilbert War ren 27 convicted on a riot con spiracy charge were continued to the next term of court The 4 were charged with malicious mis chief and 2 of them including Warren also are charged with as sault Chancy Burdick 28 and Merle Shea 27 both of Waterloo were fined after pleading guilty to malicious charges Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Sunny and cold Tues day Clear and cold Monday night High Tuesday near 32 Low Monday night 14 to 16 High Tuesday near 30 Iowa Fair Monday night Tues day increasing cloudiness local light snow in afternoon or at night Low Monday night 2025 Minnesota Fair south mostly cloudy north with light snow northeast and extreme north portions Monday night and in extreme north Tuesday Colder Monday night West to north west gales gradually diminish ing Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum 45 Minimum 19 At 8 a m Monday 20 Precipitation 52 Jury Questions on Microfilm to Be Asked Hearing Probably Will Continue for Remainder of Week New York Chambers a former communist and Alger Hiss former state de partment worker went before a federal grand jury Monday for questioning about microfilm cop ies of stolen government docu ments found on Chambers Mary land farm Chambers now a senior editor of Time magazine was the first to enter the chambers of the New York federal grand jury which is investigating espionage and com munism As he entered at a m he told reporters that he had no comment on the micro films which were recovered from a pumpkin on his Maryland farm Delivers Documents He was followed into the cham bers by William Wheeler a com mittee investigator who said he was delivering some documents to be offered as evidence Hiss for whom a subpena had been issued ordering him to ap pear forthwith before the grand jury arrived a few minutes later and entered the grand jury ante room Thomas J Donegan special as sistant U S attorney general said that a number of witnesses had been called and that the grand jury hearing would probably continue all week Appeared in October Chambers had appeared last October before the grand jury but apparently did not mention the hidden microfilms then They were brought to light aft er filing of a deposition by his attorneys in reply to a slander suit brought against him in Baltimore by Hiss in connec tion with Chambers charge that Hiss was once a communist under ground agent in the state depart ment The microfilms were copies of state war and navy department secrets Wants Spy Evidence Kept Secret Washington Un dersecretary of State Surnner Welles has advised house spy in vestigators that publication of some of the stolen state depart ment microfilmed documents sur rendered by excommunist Whit taker Chambers would be harm ful to the nation Welles gave the advice to Rob ert E Stripling chief investigator for the house unAmerican activi ties committee at a conference late Sunday night Meanwhile 2 state department representatives appeared at the committee office this morning presumably to check the docu ments They were Sam Boykin director of the office of control and Donald Nicholson chief of the division of security Boykin before entering the com mittee chamber told reporters We asked to come We were not asked by the committee Snow YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 2 inches 27 18 GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum 54 Minimum 39 At 8 a m Sunday 42 Precipitation 32 YEAR AGO Maximum 33 Minimum 21 2 Killed in Auto Wrecks on Sunday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two more lowans died in traf fic accidents Sunday Both acci dents were blamed indirectly on the weather coThf Tdred wcre WiUiam Bishop 62 of Waterloo and Alfred Schus ter about 65 of Shelby Bishop was killed when his car went out of control on slippery blacktop road 3 miles south of Calmar on highway 150 Highway Patrolman Fred Mueller said Bishop lost control of his car when it skidded into a guard rail Bish ops wife was seriously injured in the accident and was taken to a orah hospital Schuster died in a buscar crash 4 miles west of Avoca on highway 64 Mis wife was taken to a Coun cil Bluffs hospital for treatment of serious injuries Her condition was described as fair The bus owned by the Davis Bus Harlan war driven by Mayne of Harlan Six up
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