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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 1, 1947, Mason City, Iowa f j 7A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ARCHIVED N9IMEC I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL UU Aaodatcd Pica and United Press Full Leased Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 1 1947 This Paper Consists of Two One No 251 RUSSIA BALKS AT U S MEDIATION J I IIN PALESTINE R HANGING British Headquarters Attacked in Jerusalem With Grenades Mortars j Jerusalem IP Three explo tins rocked Jerusalem Frida 3 the Headquarters of the Bri1 Hampshire regiment was at Icked with grenades and mortar ie attacker was killed I Mi No announcement was mad I pla mediately concerning jnilitar f sualties if any The regimental headquarters Is ly 200 yards away from th Jtilding of the Jewish agenc Ifie attack came as British sol tiers and Palestine police launche Jvin investigations of shootings dahursday night allJewis Metropolis of Tel Aviv in whic aj Jews were killed and a score o Ihers were injured The shootings were a sequel t hanging of 2 British soldier Hy the Jewish undergrouund or anization Irgun Zvai Leurai The dead terrorist lay in th itreet before the building with jrenade clutched inhis hand Two other suspected attacker were captured alive Militarj sources said there were at least mortar and grenade explosions I was believed the mortar was bid den in a building nearby A gen eral alarm was sounded bringing British troops to action station hrough the tense city Heavy gunfire was heard im mediately after the explosions Che area around Hampshiri leadquarters was cordoned of nd a bouse to house search wa begun A reliable informant said th shootings in Tel Aviv Thursday nightwere the work of soldiers 3n whoevidearayr were intent upon avenging the hanging of 20 year old SgtsClifford Mar tin and Mervyn Faice The sergeants funerals with several high military and civil of ficials attending were Friday in Hamle military cemetery A booby tray mutilated the mens bodies as they were being removec Thursday from 2 eucalyptus trees north of Tel Aviv near Natanya The Tel Aviv informant said at least 8 armored cars opened fire in the city Thursday night The shooting was said to have lasted several hours The informant said soldiers fired on 2 buses killing 2 women 2 men and a young boy anc wounding other Jews and smashec store windows all along one street causing property damage of Senator Bricker Gets i Threatening Phone Calls j Columbus Ohio dis closed Friday that Senator John W Bricker ROhio had received j 2 threatening telephone calls Thursday andthat as a result ex traordinary precautions were tak 1 en to guard him at the republican rally here Thursday night One of the telephone calls which police said they believed were made by cranks was made to the Bricker home in suburban Up per Arlington a few hours before the senator was take part in a statewide dinner honoring Sena i tor Robert A Taft Weather Report 1 FORECAST 3 Mason City Fair and warmer Fri day night and Saturday Low Friday night 6568 High Satur day 9398 Iowa Generally fair and warmer Friday night and Saturday Low Friday night 6268 High Satur day 9095 i weather outlook j Temperatures will average 3 to 6 degrees above normal The s normal high for Iowa is 8589 The normal low is 6164 Warm er temperatures expected Sat urday Little change in tempera ture Sunday and Monday Warmer Tuesday Cooler Wed nesday Little or no rainfall ex pected Minnesota Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday with widely scattered light showers Warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum 79 Minimum 58 At 8 a m Friday 66 YEAR AGO Maximum 82 68 Girl Corrects Error in Spelling Book Too Late Humboldt is one of those mightofbeen stories Phyllis Chantland of Humboldt is the champion speller of Bum boldt county Shes a good speller and she knows it But when she en tered the state spelling bee she went down on tne word cancella tion because she spelled it with only one if Now Phyllis knew for sure that the word could be spelled way So she sat down and wrote to the author of the spelling bool used in the state contest She received a letter from one of the pub lishers G H Lusk who told her a correction is being made in thi book But that doesnt help Phyllis now and she cant help wondering what might have happened if State Government Officials Begin Arriving at Clear Lake Ainsworth Presses Issue for Reduction in Iowa Income Tax Clear Lake The influx Iowas state government official from Des Moines and from thei homes throughout the state be gan Friday morning as the firs of Clear Lakes Governors Day got under way A liberal sprink ling of the Iowa representative in the congress headed by the senators George A Wilson am Bourke B Hickenlooper also ar registered Senator Wilson arrived severa days ago to spend the vacation period with his family in thei lakeside cottage and Senator Hie kenlooper was expected in from Cedar Rapids during the day Early arrivals discussed the an nouncement by Rep David Ains worth RSpirit Lake that wouldnt take many more changed votes to produce a house ma jority favoring reduction of thi 1948 state income tax Ainsworth has heard from 59 o the 107 other house members h polled on the issue of a special ses sion to cut the 1948 tax back from 100 per cent to 50 per cent He said 43 indicated they now would favor the reduction although some of the 43 opposed calling a session The house voted 76 to 3 ast spring against making the hal rate permanent Sixteen of those who replied to Ainsworth said they opposed a ses sion and favored permitting tb 1948 full rate collection law to stand Ainsworth added that his tabu ation was not as clearcut as hf would have liked because some o fiose who indicated they now would vote for the reduction were not definite in their statements However the special session is sue was expected to get a thor ough going over beginning with he traditional stag banquet for Iowa officials Friday night ai which directors and committee members of the Association for the of Clear Lake are losts Lt Gov K A Evans Emerson will represent Gov Robert D Blue who is en route home from Hawaii Mrs Blue however will attend as a house guest of Mr and Mrs C A Knutson of Clear Lake Blues absence was expected to special session discussion rom advancing as far as might lave been the case were he pre ent Only the governor has the jower to call such a session At least 40 house members have ndicated they will attend includ ng Speaker G T Kuester of Gris wold who opposes a special session nd is against returning to half ate A number of state senators Iso will be on hand Other members of Iowas offi ial family who have accepted in itations include U S Rep John ff Gwynhe of Waterloo Secre ary of State Roilo Bergeson and upreme Court Justices T G Gar field and John E Mulroney The annual governors banquet vill be held Saturday night and traditional lakeshore worship ervices will be held Sunday morning with President Virgil Hancher of the University of Iowa s speaker ort Dodge Woman Is illed in Accident Boone Lynch of Fort lodge was killed shortly before 1 m Friday iri a cartrain acci ent at the crossing in Boxholm She was riding with Harry lawson of Lehigh on highway 169 his car was in collision with Fort Dodge Des Moines and outhern freight tram Slawson was critically injured SAME Black mcni trattlo death In past M boon LAKE CRUSADER STARTS CHECK Warns WiU Clean Up Anything Illegal Clear Lake Rumblings were still heard in Clear Lake Friday of the difficulties which split Clear Lake churches making the annua union church service on the lake front a 1church affair for the 1947 Governors days EarlyFriday afternoon the rumblings seemed to be coming mainly from the Rev Raymont Bachellor ordained in the Meth odist church as a minister but not a practicing clergyman He has lived in Clear Lake for a number of years and is now a salesman ol home insulation Followed by a newspaper pho tographer the Rev Mr Bachellor was making the rounds of Clear Lakes concessions Friday in an effort to find anything illegal If he finds anything fitting that description Mr Bachellor warned he intends to clean it up His warning was voiced not only to a representative ofthfrGlobe Gazette but also to Roy Bates sec retary of the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce It was believed to be a result of the raffling off of an automobile on July 4th by the Chamber of Commerce ticket salesmen explaining that proceeds would be used to defray expenses of Governors days The Methodist and Christian churches reportedly refused to take part in the union church service on the last Governors day because of the origin of the fi nances The Congregational church was the only one listed Friday as cooperating in the lake front service at which Doctor Virgil Hancher president of the Univer sity of Iowa is scheduled to de iver the sermon in place of Gov Robert D Blue who is on his way back from Hawaii Mr Bachellor was accompanied part of the time on his rounds Fri day by one of Clear Lakes police officers A N Michaels Officer Michaels revealed only that we expect some developments this afternoon Things should come to a head soon Chief Jess Bifttleman could not se reached for comment The sheriffs office in Mason City re ported no word from Mr Bachellor mt said that if he files aninfor mation well takecare of it aeneral Motors Hikes Dassenger Car Prices Detroit i General Motors Corp Friday announced a 2 to 6 er cent increase in the list prices of all passenger cars effective im mediately Price adjustments on specific models and body styles will be established individually by the divisions involved the announce ment said Cadillac Buick Oldsmobile ontiac and Chevrolet passenger cars were affected President C E Wilson said the ipmpanys first general price boost ince last November was neces itated because increased costs of joth labor and materials are now oo great for General Motors to lossibly absorb through improved Tocessing and use of better ma hines and tools or from any po ential increase in volume FORD TO WAIVE PROTECTION OF NEWLABORLAW Company Makes Offer in Face of Walkout Threat by CIO Union Detroit Ford Motor Co threatened by a strike of its 107000 CIO production workers offered conditionally Friday to waive the TaftHartley labor laws court protection agains union contract violations Fords proposal delivered per sonally by Henry Ford H com pany president to CIO Chie Philip Murray was being weighed on the eve of a strike verdict by the CIOs United Auto Workers The UAW CIO internationa executive board goes into session Saturday to consider its Ford de partments resolution to call a strike in thevast Ford automotive factory system Word of Fords offer which was based on a series of company described good faith conditions came from a surprise meeting which the young industrial ex ecutive had with Murray in New York City Thursday arranged ai Fords own request There was no immediate com ment from Murray or the UAW Ford made the offer at a time when the auto industry already was beset with strikes and layoffs idling approximately 40001 Michigan workers Largely this idleness was at tributed to a weeklong walkou of 7000 Murray corp of America workers in a demand for contract protection against the Union Liability provision of the Taft Hartley law Murray Corp sup plies parts to the industry The same UAWCIO demand on Ford was refused blvratlyr bu Ford acknowledging a critics situation offered a compromise This was in the form of a com pany pledge not to bring sui against the union for damages arising out of illegal strikes pro vided that 1 The union has not inspired or authorized such a strike 2 The union agrees promptly to denounce illegal strike 3 The union and its officers or agents agree to use prompt anc honest effort to prevent or end such a strike 4 The impartial umpire as sign by contract shall be final judge whether the union has aken these reasonable steps relative to such strikes The TaftHartley law gives an employer the right to sue a union for damages in event of a contract violation Under a nostrike con ract a union could be brought nto court for alleged violation if t caused or permitted a strike Weather Pleasant In Iowa While Michigan Shivers Des Moincs e a s a n t weather hung on in Iowa Friday ut the weather bureau said it vould be warmer again beginning Saturday Thursdays Iowa high was 89 at Lamorri and the early morning ow was 51 at Spencer The weather was freezing in northern Michigan first day of August Temperatures dipped to 32 above in Cadillac Mich in the arly morning hours as a mass of old air from Canada moved in iver Lake Superior and centered n the northern part of the state he cool air spread eastward to Jew England south to the Ohio ralley and west to Missouri The U S weather bureau in Chicago said the mercury stopped t 33 above at Pellston Mich nd was in the high 30s in other jarts of Michigans upper penin ula More than 518000 tons of pot sh salts for use in fertilizer were elivered to the countrys five major producers in the first quar er of this year Wont to Buy a Village Nevada Ghost Town for Sale Las Vegas Nev Nevada town complete with railroad sta tion bar casino and bottle house was for sale Friday A Las Vegas realtor said the highest bidder would get the fa mous ghost town of Rhyolite located near Beatty 150 miles north of here Rhyolite used to belong to Pioneer Miner Wes Moreland known as the greatest liar in the west He died a few months ago after a colorful life in western including the Virginia City and Tonopah booms Rhyolite teemed with activity from nearby mines when it was built early in the century As the mines played out it was left de serted Founders had hig hopes for a railroad which never came More land turned the station into a bar and casino and entertained tired businessmen interested twofisted drinking One of the houses in town is built entirely from empty beer bottles The purchase also in cludes a hotel dining room and an ample stock of choice liquors U S Marshal Fails to Serve Senate Subpoena on Hughes Ireeks Get 1000 Items of Stubborn Relief Fort Reno If the reeks can find a word for 1000 lems of relief being readied for hem here it may look like this The items of relief are U S rmy of them They are going to the Greeks s part of a Greek Turkish aid program approved by ongress The word for these mules is the same in any lang said GI Hoy Wallace of Cameron N Car the first casual y of the readying program Indicating bandages which cov ered his right side from his neck clear down to his waist he said I was in a corral minding my own business when a truck unloaded some gravel and the mules stampeded One jumped me from and look at me Col Morris M LAbbe a mule wise veteran who commands Fort Reno took a more philosophic view Theyre a fine bunch of mules he grinned Now we are gentling and here the colonel paused to watch a jittery mule jump around Copyright National Photo snfl News Service 20000 AIR FORCE MEN FORM entire the Indoctrination Division Air Training Command Lackland Field Texas forms a living insignia of the U S Army Air Forces for Air Force Day Friday Design took 6 weeks to make cost used 30 miles of rope Photographer used a special 110foot tower SuperfortHop Paces Nation Air Force Day Washington army air forces put on a spectacular na tionwide sky show 7 giant B29s setting a Tokyo Washington mass flight record and speedy jet fighters new unofficial marks to Washington from Miami Chicago and New York Across the nation the AAF hibited its planes to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the nations air defense arm now coequal with the army and navy under the recentlyapproved armed forces unification legislation The 7 B29S from Tokyo started landing at nearby Andrews field Md field headquarters of the strategic air forces at a m The flight from Japan was made in 30 hours and 55 minutes This included approximately 48 min utes used in a rendezvous over B29s Over Iowa Des Moines flight of B29 Superfortresses from the 49th bombardment wing base at Salina Kans flew over Iowa Fri day The bombers over Des Moines at approximately 8 a m and moved on to Davenport for rendezvous with a composite jroup preliminary to an allday arge scale training mission VTartinsburg W Va and circling Andrews field while escorts landed first There were 24 of the jetfight ers in the windup of the 7000 mile flight across the Pacific The 7 B29s passed over the na lons capital just before 11 a m EST in 2 V formations On landing at Andrews Lt Col loward F Hugos commander of he fleet said I am well pleased with the flight Hugos said it was a bad break hat an 8th Superfortress was orced to leave the others at An chorage only vhen it developed minor trouble The 8th plane is continuing on to Vashington The flight was the longest and astest one stop flight for heavy Jombers ever made Crowds lined Andrews field as the B29s came n The one tardy plane on the 7000 mile flight commanded by Capt J Webster of Lubbock exas is cnroute here after be ng held up 7 hours at Anchorage because of engine trouble which developed on the TokyoAnchor ige leg In New York an air armada of ibout 140 planes roared across the ity And along the eastern sea the AAF celebrate squadron of British RAF 4 rngined Lincoln bombers flew over ities on a 1400mile sweep The Jritish AAF guests were return ng to Andrews field here Elliott Roosevelt Will Appear Before Probers on Monday Washington I Senator Fer guson RMich said Friday the Jnited States marshal at Los Angeles reported to him by tele phone that he had failed in a first attempt to serve Howard Hughes vith a war investigating com mittee subpoena The subpoena was dispatched by airplane to Los Angeles Thursday night after Hughes Hollywood ilane builder declined to come lere to testify Friday at the com mittees request Ferguson who heads the sub ommittee looking into Hughes wartime plane contracts with the overnment said Robert Clark U S marshal at Los Angeles ailed him on the telephone and aid he had been unable to serve lughes with the paper which would require the plane builders ippearance before the committee forthwith The marshal said he will make ther efforts to locate Hughes erguson told reporters This word came as the com mittee reassembled to continue to like a rodeo bronc dragging 3 hapless GIs with him and then continued Of course they are a little skit tish right have been shot for anthrax branded and otherwise processed and they eye the men with a little suspicion The 3 GIs who had been battling the mule showing the most resent ment over men ted its processing com We thought those Greeks had enough troubles already without asking for 1000 of these hammer heads Question former air corps officials about the part Elliott Roosevelt son of the late president played in the award of a contract to Hughes for a photoreconnais sance plane In Boston Elliot told news papermen that he will appear be fore the committee Monday to say my piece Previously Maj Gen Oliver P had testified that Roose velt picked Hughes plane as the best available for photorecon naissance work in 1943 after it had been rejected by air corps ex perts Echols wartime chief of the air corps material command told the senate war investigating com mittee that the son of the late President Roosevelt in effect re versed the decision of the air corps best experts The general agreed that if the plane could do a claimed 485 miles an hour it then would have been the air corps fastest plane of the type Chairman Ferguson commented that the committee has been un able to findany air corps records dealing with the experimental plane between July 1942 and the end of June 1943 Echols said there probably were none because Hughes was con ducting his own development He added that late in June 1943 he made a report on performance and possible production of the Hughes plane at the request of General H H Arnold the com manding general of the air forces Echols now retired from the army related that Elliott was summoned home from his post as chief of reconnaissance work in Europe to look over various types of planes He said the action was taken after complaints were re ceived that the types available in the European theater were not satisfactory CHARGES OFFER IS ATTEMPT TO CIRCUMVENT UN Soviets Demand Council Take Binding Action on Plan for Indonesia Lake Success charged Friday that a United States offer to mediate the unde lared war in Indonesia was a means of circumventing the United Nations and demanded that the security council itself take binding action The surprise soviet move ser iously complicated the mediation plan which already had been ac cepted by the Netherlands govern ment Soviet Delegate Andrei A Gro myko agreed with the United States that the council should act immediately to order a cessation of hostilities but he urged the coun cil to go slow on the question of mediation Herschel V Johnson deputy U S delegate denied the United States was trying to circumvent the U N and said Gromykos statement was completely erron eous Although not stating definitely that he would oppose mediation Gromyko raised strong objections including his charge that the move would bypass the U N He said it also would give the Dutch an advantage over the Indonesians because they could start the nego tiations from their present mili tary positions The security council must seri ously study the question and must take its own decisions he de clared He charged the Netherlands gov ernment with a clear breach of and said the security coun cil would be shirking its obli gations if If failed to take a bind ing decision Gromyko took the fldbr after the United States had called on the council to order an immediate cessation of hostilities to prepare the way for mediation In view of demands for imme diate action the council decided to postpone the Balkan debate sched uled for Friday afternoon and continue on the Indonesian ques tion Meanwhile the Indonesian ques tion came up in the economic and social council when India made a successful fight to have the Indo nesian government invited to at tend the international trade con ference at Havana Nov 21 The Indian proposal supported by Latin American and Arab dele gates was approved 6 re versing an earlier vote in the councils economic committee The United States Britain France and the Netherlands voted against the proposal and 8 members abstained Herschel V Johnson deputy U S delegate made his demand after Dr Eelco N Van Kleffens Netherlands ambassador to Wash ington had accepted the United States mediation offer Johnson told the council the U S offer of good offices also goes to the de facto government of the Indonesian republic whose forces are fighting the Dutch No representative of the Indo nesian government has arrived here yet A dispatch from Batavia however quoted A K Gani dep uty premier of the Indonesian re public as expressing the belief Lhat his government would accept mediation conditionally Gani a prisoner of the Dutch said Indonesians probably would demand that the Dutch re turn to them the areas occupied during the fighting before they would agree to mediation Johnson expressed the hope that he proposed mediation would make it unnecessary for the se curity council to take any further action He added however that without prejudice to anyones position this council wants the fighting stopped Seek Murder Indictment or Slayer of Boy Chicago Attorney William Tuohy said Friday he would go before the grand jury 0 seek a murder indictment against a twiceconvicted sex of fender whom Tuohy said has ad mitted stealing a 3i year old boy from his bed and strangling him The body of the child Charles Bradley was found Thursday un der a porch near his southwest side home after police had been called to search for the young ster who had disappeared from his bed at p m Police Capt Frank Gill said that Joseph Bortnyak 27 a factory worker who was released from iail II days ago after serving 11 months on a sex charge told in a signed statement that he had strangled the boy ;