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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1948, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER This Paper Consist of Two SectionsSection On Living Costs in Fall for 2nd Month Labor Department Reports Drop in Food Price Index Washington UR Lower food prices forced the cost of living eighttenths of 1 per cent down at of Sf T F Laughren right Vi oC JjOlUS Was 111 CGflflV Tlrn 1 1 i Jl Goodrich fathertalaw of Dr Eutledge Dr Rutledge Not to Fight Extradition Cedar Rapids Robert C Rutledge will surrender to Linn county authorities as soon as he is physically able to stand incarceration in Cedar Rapids his attorney told the Cedar Rapids Gazette Wednesday night Rutledge is charged with first degree murder in the death ol Byron C Hattman 29yearold St Louis instrument designer in a Cedar Rapids hotel Dec 14 Dr T regardingthe i Linn county Attorney Wil the meeting Dr Howard Rep Jensen to Offer Bill to Hike Farm Price Support Rutledge now is free bond in St Louis on Dr Rutledge is perfectly will ing to come to Cedar Rapids as soon as he is advised by his physicians that his life will not be jeopardized by confinement Leo F Laughren Rutledges at torney said He will not fight extradition He is ready to stand speedy trial Arabs Jews Clash Again Fighting Breaks Out Along Negev Front Tel Aviv Israel broke out Thursday between Jew ish and Egyptian forces along the Negev front Both air and ground forces were reported involved shattering hopes for armistice talks soon between the 2 nations The Negev is the southern desert area of Palestine It was assigned to Jews under the United Nations partition plan of 1947 An Israeli October offensive drove back Egyptian troops astride roads into the area and a brigade of Egypt ians was bottled up at Faluja Israel notified the United Na tions Dec 10 she was ready to ne gotiate a step by step release of the Faluja garrison and to discuss de marcation lines throughout the area The clashes began late Wednes day night between infantry and some in the vicin ity of Nirim a Jewish settlement within sight of Mount Sinai and about 12 miles east of the Egypt ian frontier base at Rafah an Is raeli military spokesman said Former Nazi Sentenced to Life in Jail Prague Czechoslovakia Dr Walter Bertsch the German minister of economy in occupied Czechoslovakia who once sent al 20yearsolds to Germany to work in war factories was sentenced to a life term in prison Thursday By Bertschs edict all boys and girls born in 1924 were ordered transferred to Germany in 1944 to work at forced labor in industry About 300000 were thus trans ferred Only the healthy escaped obviously un Bertsch was also convicted of di recting transactions which robbed the Czechoslovak National bank of 152 billion crowns and transferring Czech assets to German hands by forced sales for cheap marks A special peoples court was set up to try Bertsch who was cap tured in Prague during the libera tion and has been in prison since Gov Blue Given Deep Freeze Unit Des Moines huge deep freeze unit was hauled into Gov Robert D Blues office Thursday the Christmas gift to him by of ficials and employes of depart ments under his jurisdiction The officials and employes also have a gift for GovElect Wil liam S set of lug gage The governor and governor elect were guests of the state ex ecutive council office staff at a luncheon Thursday noon Elsewhere in the statehouse Christmas gifts to elective officials from their employes began to show up Airplane Hits Automobile Woman Injured Indianapolis UR Only one person was injured seriously when a national guard fighter plane struck an automobile filled with children enroute home from a Christmas party Mrs George Albrecht 38 driver of the car was in critical condition The planes pilot Lt Victor A Kelly 24 was treated for minor injuries and released from a hospital Seven children and 2 other adults in the car also suffered minor injuries The children were on their way home from a church Christmas party when the accident occurred State police said the plane hit a treetop while trying to land struck the moving car and smashed into a fence Rain is formed by the further condensation of the moisture a cloud in con Washington midwestern repubhcan joined a Dixie demo crat Thursday in a move to jack up the farm price props which were lowered by the 80th gress Rep Jensen RIowa said he J a bil1 to rePeal the 60 to 90 per cent sliding supports provided in the new farm law and keep the props under basic crops at a flat 90 per cent of parity as at present Earlier Rep Cooley DN car who is slated to head the house agriculture committee in January predicted the law will be amended He told reporters the flexible support program helps the farmer most when he needs It was the 2nd consecutive month m which living costs had lallen Slight declines in prices of cloth ing and house furnishings and a substantial slump in food prices were primarily responsible for the overall drop in the cost of liv ing the department said Only rents fuel and a few mis cellaneous items rose in price last month They showed only slight increases As of Nov 15 the department said living costs were 44 per cent above midNovember 1947 and 292 per cent higher than June 1946 when most price con trols were scrapped Food prices alone fell nearly 2 per cent between midOctober and midNovember It was the 4th con secutive month of lower food prices and since food is the biggest single item in the family budget the drop is enough to offset slight increases in other living essen tials Would Threaten Dutch UN Ouster 1318 GOAL PREVIOUSLY REPORTED GlobeGazette ana KGLO News Staffs Joan Freddie Clear Lake Gwen Jerry Joel Billy Starks Brotherhood of Painters becol rators and Paperhanners Cerro Gordo Bakery The Utter Cans Deckers Trinity Lutheran Ladies Aid E K Mason City Bolero Lunch Tt W Tapagcr Household Furn ishings Mrs W F Wahrer 192293 1500 500 SOO 101 100 500 500 500 j AAGCUJi it least and least when he needs nfMn mriof help The long range farm bill ap fol Predict 265 to Be Killed Over Holiday Chicago UR The National faafety Council estimated Thurs day that Christmas holiday traffic accidents would kill 265 persons The councils estimate covered the period between 6 Friday and midnight p m next Sunday It proved last July generally JU1 lowed administration proposals Under it the governments price support program is continued vir present levels next year e slidinS scale becoming effective in 1950 At that time the 5 basic crops cotton corn peanuts and now are backed at 90 per cent of parity would be bol stered within the 60 to 90 per cent range Parity is a price yardstick de signed to be equally fair to the farmer and those who buy his products If farm prices fall be low support levels the govern ment then steps in either by buy ing the crops or by lending the farmer money on them included only immediate deaths The council said the ultimate death total might be higher We are not trying to put a damper on Christmas cheer said Council President Ned H Dear born We hope this estimate is far too high He said it might be if motorists exercise care and refrain from drinking or if the weather is so bad that drivers must use extra caution or stay at home Lynch JLynchburg JOOO too 25S7 500 300 Marshall nnd Swift Employes The Troika Iiic Good Cheer Edith R Carriiifton burg Va Margiret B Rule Va From a Friend Mason Cily Lions Club Members Triple W G E Employes James and Suzanne Coc Cily Employes Water Street Disposal and Office Marie and Wanda The H D Club Mr nnd Mrs A 1 Wlllson and Alonvo Willson j QQ Auld Lanp Syne i nil In Memory of Mark inn From a Britt Friend inn Another Friend IM Park Inn Hotel R L Dixson Farm Equipment Co Ralclh LevJnson 1000 1ft 00 lW 5100 200 1515 100 2855 200 700 10o Say Chinese Asking for Peace Talks Western Embassy Asked to Contact Communist Group Nanking officials have approached one of the west ern power embassies in Nanking asking it to contact Chinese com munists for a resumption of peace talks in the Chinese civil war un impeachable sources said Thurs These sources said the Russian embassy also was reported to have suggested to the Chinese national ist government that the big 4 be invited to mediate peace From Four GIs Alma J Oulman Clear Lake THE DAYS TOTAL TOTAL TO DATE AMOUNT OVER GOAL 2000 uOU Vestern diplomats were ic ported to have replied that they could be of no assistance in con tacting the communists The Rus re 27B82 S 18925 Army Investigator Is Shot to Death inves was Antonio Texas en A Jones igator for the 4th army hot to death Wednesday His home town was listed ao rfeene Iowa The CID said rob bery apparently was the motive There was no wallet on the ody which was found ence Hopkins in Approval of Yule Trees Des Moines UR Christmas trees wall be permitted in state board of control institutions Board Chairman P F Hopkins Mason City said Thursday Officials at the Toledo state ju venile home asked the board for a ruling on the trees following dis as beside Queen Provides King Denton Tex home oming queen at North Texas college here didnt need a mg she already had one She vas Mrs Acker Fambro wife of member of the football team closure that they would not be allowed jn Davenport hospitals fire marshal trees will be The Davenport said no Christmas allowed in hospitals there because they are fire hazards Hopkins said he sees no harm in the case of Christmas trees The state fire marshals office said it has issued no instruction about trees and that the Davenport rul ing is a local matter House Group Tabs 13 Union Leaders Communist Members Washington The house unAmerican activities committee tied a red tag Thursday union officers in the CIO to 13 WeeBonfire Grows by Leaps and Bounds Oakland was just a wee bonfire built to warm the hands of working men on a frosty morn Ing No wonder the crew of street was amazed and barely when flames leaped sky ird over a 200square foot area Firemen found a leaky gas main right under the fire But it said the CIO has taken steps to purge itself Four of the men named by the committee as communist officers are union presidents They are Harry Bridges of the Longshore mens union Ben Gold of the Fur and Leather Workers Abram Flaxer of the United Public Work ers of America and Donald Hen derson of the Food Tobacco and Agricultural Workers Release Report In a report in question and an swer form on 100 things you should know about communism and labor the committee also 1 Warned the working man that if he went on strike under a com munist government the govern ment would send soldiers around with guns to kill you Question Kill ME personally Answer To kill you personal ly 2 Listed 20 CIO unions in which it said communist leadership was strongly entrenched in 1944 It said the reds are stiU in the sad dle in a number of them such as the United Electrical Workers and Longshoremens unions One of the 20 unions listed was i the United Packinghouse Workers its President said at Chicago that the reports charges are preposterous Leaders of other unions could not be reached immediately In a war the committee said the Longshoremen could wreck the whole U S fighting power It said the electrical workers union has at its mercy leading plants making important parts for guns tanks torpedoes range finders sound detectors motors cameras and other vital equipment Names Red Groups 3 Named 33 organizations as communist or communistfront groups which the committee said are trying to influence labor Among them was the American labor party 4 Said unions would be wiped out if the communists ever ruled the country 5 Placed responsibility for cleaning out redinfested unions primarily on rank and file mem bers 6 Quoted the reds themselves as saying that in case of war be tween this country and Russia they would stop the manufacture and transport of munitions and war materials through mass dem onstrations strikes and picketing Airlift to Continue on Christmas Day Berlin flying the airlift will get turkey and all the trimmings Christmas theyll have to grab it between flights to this blockaded city Roundtheclock flights are scheduled for operation vittles on Dec 25 U S air force officials said Thursday Berlins aerial lifeline to the west hard hit by fogs during most of November cant shut down for holidays air firce officials pointed out Again Youve Done It Fund Goes Over I P E E AND HURRAY Thats how everybody con nected with the raising of the 1948 Christmas Fund includ ing old Santa Glaus feels at this time Generous hearted donors Thursday poured into the pot bring ing the total to The question therefore becomes Can the total be pushed up past the mark before 2 oclock Friday afternoon when the solicitation will formally close If youd like to see that happen you can help Either brinff your Sift to the QlobeGazette office or mail it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa sian embassy was reported to be awaiting an answer to its sug gestion fe The informants said that the Chinese had taken the initiative m reaching red leaders but wera experiencing difficulty At the same time it was said they wanted guarantees that the com munists would carry out the terms of a possible peace News of possible new peace moves in the civil war came shortly after Chinas new premier and honorable peace advocate Sun Fo met with his cabinet for i FORMER BRATES 107th the first time to decide whether and under what circumstances peace talks with the communists might be inaugurated Reliable sources said decisions reached at a closed meeting in the cabinet room might force Generalissimo Chiang Kaishek to relinquish his leadership of China Soys White Christmas a Certainty Des Moines white Christmas definitely is Frail gray haired Martha Tern pleton who will be 108 Jan 30 sits in her bed in Perry Wed nesday holding an inscribed cake as she celebrated her 107th Christmas A former slave plow girl in North Carolina she has 2 great great grandchildren cards for Iowa said Thursday in the the Iowa bureau Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Light snow Thurs day night with low of 20 Snow Friday with high of 25 Iowa Snow overspreading state Thursday night Friday cloudy with snow ending and turning colder by afternoon Low Thursday night 20 north to 32 southeast Minnesota Fair north and partly cloudy to cloudy south portion Thursday night and Friday with intermittent light snow extreme south portion Somewhat warm er extreme south portion Thurs day night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 24 Minimum zero At 8 a m Thursday 12 YEAR AGO Maximum 39 Minimum 3 Sayre Says Papers Stolen Documents Bear Official Stamp Washington Sayre former assistant secretary o state said Thursday he is con vinced 3 secret documents in th communist spy case were stolen from his office Sayre said so to reporters after a 3hour session with the house unAmerican activities committee oenind closed doors Three of the papers the com mittee obtained from former com munist courier Whittaker Cham bers bore the stamp of Savres office Chambers identified them as among long series of secret gov ernment papers a communist spy ring secured in 1937 and 1938 Sayre said the documents are genuine and that he is sure these 3 were stolen from my office But he would not say they were stolen by anybody who worked in the office SHOPPING LEFT At this stage it looks like we will have at least 2 inches of snow m all partsof Iowa by Christmas morning the bureau reported Southwestern Iowa should have from 3 to 6 inches Although present indications are that the snow will range only from light to moderate a real Christ mas eve snowstorm is a possibility Light snow was falling at points m western and central Iowa Thursday morning Roads were mostly clear but slippery in some western Iowa areas To Get Budget Responsibility Beardsiey Not Blue to Submit Summary Bes Moines The budget for the next biennium is going to be GovElect William S Beards leys exclusive headache Iowa Attorney General Robert Larson has ruled that Beardsiey should submit the regular sum mary of budget recommendations to the coming legislature instead of Gov Robert D Blue This means that the job of go ing over the record askings of the various state departments will be Beardsleys Any ways painful to the department have to be done bv Australia in Demand for War End Calls Invasion 1st Deliberate Violation of Groups Charter Paris demanded Thursday that Holland be ex pelled from the United Nations unless she halts her attack on the Indonesian republic R Hodgson of Australia uN security council the Dutch assault on the Indo nesians was the first clearcut deliberate violation of the U N charter by a member He called the councils attention to article 25 of the charter which CJ3X7O Vm BJ fr i says members of the United Na tions agree to accept and carry out the SeCUrity The Soviet Union also loosed a blistering attack on the Nether and demanded immediate withdrawal of Dutch troops from Indonesian territory seized in the current conflict Soviet Delegate Jacob A Malnik ch i fmembors of the council should form a committee to en force this withdrawal and added tnat he was introducing a resolu tion to this effect A similar Rus in the summer of 1947 was vetoed by France 2nd Session thp 9 Hsia opened the 2nd day of discussion of the Indonesian dispute in the security council He declared China will support the resolution submitted by Dr Philip c Jessup of the United States Wednesday The American resolution calls cor an immediate halt to the fight ing and orders the Dutch to with draw to positions occupied before they began their socalled police action against Indonesia Colombia and supporting the Syria joined in American pro him Both Beardsiey and Blue at tended the budget hearings As a result of Larsons ruling Blue was reported not preparing any recommendations The attorney generals ruling apparently was based on the fact that Beardsiey will succeed Blue before the state legislature really gets down to business The ature convenes on Jan 10 and Beardsley will be inaugurated Jan 13 posal Wednesday so Chinas de cision brought to 4 the number of nations certain to support the res olution Joins Chinese Hodgson joined the Chinese del m saying the Netherlands clearly had broken the security fire order of AuS said they also had vi solemn undertaking to olated a s observe that council resolution well as later resolutions on the as same subject If the security council faces Pope Pius to Air Christmas Message Vatican City Pius XII will broadcast his regular Christmas message to the world about 10 a m Greenwich time 4 a m CST Friday The pope will speak in Italian His message will be repeated later over Radio Vatican at intervals m 20 other languages including English French Spanish and German Authoritative sources said the speech will be a Vatican state ment on international affairs in the wake of the general lack of success of the United Nations eneral assembly in Paris No Trees for Hospitals in Davenport Davenport were no Christmas trees Thursday in Dav enports orphanages and hospitals Christmas trees are fire hazards officials ruled A new state law specifies that hospitals and nursing homes must be operated under a state license after Jan 1 Fire Marshal Othmar Mangels said To get a license institutions must be ruled substantially safe from fires Mangels said Christ mas trees are definitely hazard he added a fire Tojo Dies on Gallows With Defiance Toward Conquerors TPrtlrwjt M 9 up to this matter there is only one course from the United Nations Hodgson de Cl3rCQ He said the final Dutch com munication to the Indonesian re publicans was an ultimatum call ing for complete surrender on every point which allowed only 1 i hours for a reply CROPloSend Europe 7000 Cars of Food Dayton officials ex pect to have 1000 carloads of food for overseas relief in 10 U S seaports by Christmas day John D Metzler national chair man pf the Christian Rural Over made the estimate y He said the 1 carloads will be approximate ly twothirds of the total eventu ally collected in the campaign to send Christmas trains of farm pro natio Tokyo Tojo and of his 6 war maker companions gave lusty banzai shouts before they were hanged in Sugamo prison The last act of defiance by 4 of he 7 old condemned men came in the little Buddhist temple near the death house Shinso Hanayama the priest who attended them said The banzai traditional apanese cheer which translates nto the rather meaningless 10000 the last barge of many Japanese soldiers n the great war Tojo and his ompanions also shouted for a reater Nippon before going to he gallows the priest said Asks for Sake Tojo whose military clique lotted and ordered the infamous Harbor attack and plunged lalf the world into its greatest var asked for a drink of sake be ore he went to his death But had to be content with a glass of weak wine the priest said The priest described Tojo and the other 3 of the first 4 hanged shortly after midnight as almost jaunty Tojo said the priest left a mes sage for the world which he was forbidden by occupation authori ties to make public Leaves Poem The former premier also left a poem which the priest translated roughly It is goodbye Over the mountains I go today To the bosom of Buddha So happy am I All 7 of the Japanese war lead ers grasped wine glasses in their handcuffed hands and swigged a hefty drink before marching to the gallows the priest said in a press conference after the exe cutions hungry of 43 Af are itownw of the 24 participating states be cause contributions are larger than anticipated jamming CROP facilities Metzler said Iowa probably will the states in contributions about 275 carloads Indiana cars Illinois 150 and Nebraska 100 by Luther And Catholic representing the war es of the National conferencc and World Service 21 Protestant denominations Rnr Rural SAME IS 55f M B4   

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