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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 5, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY DOLLAR DAYS Thursday Friday and Saturday YOU LIV Associated PICM ind United Press Full Lease Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 51948 This Paper Consists of Two One No 258 GlobeGazette Photo 8 HURT IN auto belonging to and being driven by E F Wyborny of Ply mouth was badly damaged when struck by a cement truck west of Plymouth Wednes day Wyborny and 2 passengers were injured as the truck caved in the left front side of the auto Condition of 3 in Crash Reported Good Three Plymouth residents were reported in good condition at the Park hospital Thursday suffering from injuries received in a truck car crash Wednesday afternoon on state road 288 2 miles west of Plymouth They are E F Wyborny 69 fractured ribs Mrs E E Wyborny 65 chest injuries Cora Ward 70 broken left shoulder and head injuries The car in which the 3 were riding was being driven by Wy borny and was headed west when it hit a Cordle Cartage cement truck coming north according to a deputy sheriff who investigated The truck was driven by John D Barr 47 9439th N E Barr was crossing the state road in tersection from the south the dep uty said He was not injured and the truck was only slightly dam aged Truman Calls Red Spy Probe Red Herring of Congress Shorten Leg 6 Inches to Cure Limp AHoona Pa Seventeen year old Melvin Acker Jr will give 6 inches of his right leg in the hope of walking normally again Ackers left leg has been stunted since he suffered an attack of rheumatic fever 13 years ago His right leg grew normally but sur geons decided the only way to equalize the 6inch difference was to shorten the healthy leg A month ago they removed 3 inches of bone from the right leg Another operation to remove 3 more inches will be performed within a month The severed bone ends are spliced with the aid of metal screws Finally Ackers height will be 5 feet 4 inches instead of 5 feet 10 as it was a few months Surgeons said Thursday they feel confident Acker will be able to walk to his high school gradu ation next June without his char acteristic limp 47 POLIO CASES Washington ff Iowa again this week was among states re porting a weekly increase of more than 10 new polio cases the pub lic health service reported Iowa was listed with 47 new cases last week as against 23 the week be fore Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Generally fair and a little warmer through Friday Low Thursday night 55 High Friday near 84 Iowa Friday increasing cloudiness and warmer with scattered thundershowers near the Mis souri river late Thursday night or Friday Low Thursday night mid 50s Minnesota Increasing cloudiness and warmer Thursday night and Friday Scattered showers in Red river valley late Thursday or Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 bclock Thursday Maximum 74 Minimum 42 At 8 m Thursday 63 YEAR AGO Maximum 98 Minimum 73 f Washington resident Truman Thursday called the con gressional spy investigations a rsd herring to divert attention from lack of action on inflation His remarks on the communist investigations were delivered off hand at a news conference He said neither senate nor house inquiries have developed anything not al ready known to the FBI What has been brought out in testimony to the committees proved insufficient to indict those accused he remarked Story Heard This was in reference to the fact that a New York grand jury has heard most if not all of the stories now being unfolded before the congressional committees Mr Truman said the committee hearings have slandered a lot of people and done irreparable harm He said that no information has been revealed that has not been known for a long time Leave Service The president said that all but 2 of those named as communists in the hearings have left the govern ments service And those 2 he said have been placed on leave without pay pending inquiries The committee probes he con tinued are serving no useful pur pose whatsoever Mr Truman allowed reporters to quote the words red herring he used to describe the hearings His other remarks about them made in response to questions came under the white house news conference rule that the president is not to be quoted directly Makes New Look Old With Shorter Skirts Paris Dior cre ated the 1st sensation of the 1949 fall fashion season here Thursday by making his skirts 2 to 3 inches shorter than the old new look Diors skirts ranged between 18 and 16 inches from the ground or between midcalf and 2 inches below the kneecap BACK IN PRISON cap ture of Lloyd Pruitt 26 who walked away from an Anamosa reformatory prison farm Tuesday was back in custody Thursday Sheriff Emory A Harts office an nounced the capture of Pruitt Truman Denies CJlay Removal Gives No Detaifs on Moscow Meeting Washington UR P r e s i dent Truman Thursday categorically denied a sovietinspired report that Gen Lucius D Clay Ameri can military commander in Ger many would be relieved of his post But Mr Truman did not dis close at a news conference any details of the Moscow conference on the Berlin crisis In response to repeated ques tions he said there are no details and no comment on the kremlin meeting with Stalin The presidents comment on Clay was made when he was asked about a report published in a sovietlicensed Berlin news paper It said that Clay would be replaced and that his successor would report directly to the state department Envoys From West Confer in Moscow Moscow of the 3 western powers conferred for an hour Wednesday night at the Brit ish embassy presumably on new developments resulting from their talks with Generalissimo Josef Stalin Attending the conference were U S Ambassador Walter Bedel Smith French ambassador Yves Chaitaigneau and Frank Roberts chief secretary to British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin There was no announcement on the tenor of the conversation Likewise there was no indication either of allied reaction to the 1st Stalin meeting or when the en voys would see soviet leaders again The oldest bit of Latin now known to be in existence is in scribed upon a brooch Conservation Group Meeting Precedes Governors Days fllaffw T fill T w Clear Iowa vation commission was in session in Clear Lake Thursday taking care of business matters in ad vance of the 3day celebration of Governors Days here The governor and members of the commission are the honored guests at the opening event of the celebration Friday evening when the Association for the Preserva tion of Clear Lake holds its an nual buffet supper at the All Veterans Social center The informal party which is by invitation only has grown to one of Iowas largest gatherings of politicians during the summer months each year Acceptances al ready are on hand from a majority of both the Iowa house and sen ate members according to Edward R Boyle committee chairman Gov Robert D Blue will be he speaker at the public banquet Saturday evening at at the AllVeterans center Members of the official family who will ac company him here include Secre tary of Agriculture Harry Linn Ed Hill the governors secretary Alfred H Kahl Iowa commls sioner of public safety and Rod ney Q Selby director of the Iowa Development commission Others are attending a meeting of state officials in Indiana The GOP nominee for governor m the November election Rep William Beardsley New Virginia will head a delegation of the party leaders including Whitney Gillil land Glenwood state republican chairman Robert Klauer pub licity director and Rep E Mor rissey Valeria 1947 majority floor leader in the house Senator Herman M Knudson Mason City will as toastmas ter at the governors banquet Saturday evening The Rev Warner M Hubbard will give the invocation and community sing ing will be led by W Earl Hall TI JACUlt Mason City with Lester Milligan at the piano Boyle reported that he has re ceived for the assoaiation letters of regret from both the senators and all the congressmen from Iowa all of whom are in Wash ington D C for the special ses sion v Soviet Makes Conciliatory Berlin Moves Russians Release 10 Western Barges Let Money Circulate Berlin Russians yield ed apparent advantages to the west in Berlin and at the zonal border Thursday in what seemed to be their iirst conciliatory ges tures since they started tightening the screws on the western powers in Berlin The Soviets released 10 western barges they had been holding and agreed to the free circulation of their currency in Berlin The cur rency compromise promised to re solye at least temporarily a crisis which left some 700000 Berliners without funds The soviet concessions came 3 days after western envoys in Mos cow talked for 2 hours with Pre mier Josef Stalin Reports circu lated freely here that negotiations could be expected to continue in Moscow with further meetings of high officials prospective Informed sources said the Sov iets agreed to lift their order freez ing all soviet currency funds of the city administration and all businesses in the western sectors Western authorities had inter preted the complicated Russian financial maneuvers as a scheme to take over complete economic control of the city Informants reported that west ern economic experts had told city finance officials that the western powers would bring in enough western German currency to meet the critical situation if the Russians refused to release the eastern currency accounts The financial negotiations fol lowed disclosure that the Soviets had released 3 Americans they had held for 44 hours but still were holding a 4th American Foliage on Roadsides Dangerous Des Moines summer rain that is bringing Iowa a bumper corn crop also has raised a roadside foliage hazard that made last month the deadliest July in the states traffic history Public Safety Director Alfred W Kahl said Thursday Highway deaths recorded by the safety department last month totaled 51 compared with 36 in July 1947 and 48 in July 1946 the previous record high for the month At least 14 persons were killed last month on county and township roads on which vision was obscured by thick foliage Kahl said Kahl warned that August Is always the killer month and un less the foliage problem is cor rected locally the highway acci dent death figure for this month probably vill exceed the figure of 73 in August 1947 He pre dicted that heavy traffic for county fairs the state fair plow ing matches and similar events this month may send the total 15 per cent over last Augusts State to Ask Hearing on Tree Fight Oskaloosa UR The stale struck back Thursday in Oskaloosas bat tle of the trees Arlo Palmer Oskaloosa attorney employed by the state highway commission said he would go to ask District Judge R G Yoder to set a date for hearing a commis sion motion to dissolve Yoders temporary injunction halting re moval of 137 shade trees on Ave nue A the citys main thor oughfare Palmer said the motion would be filed in district court here Thursday It had not been filed up to 10 a m Meanwhile housewives and property owners opposing removal of the stately trees scheduled a mass meeting for Friday night They also circulated a petition asking the city council and high way commission to give up the project Authorities want to remove the trees as part of a streetwidening project Police Chief Cant Find Polite Driver Bloomington UK S Clyde Hibbens police chief says he cant find any motorists doing courteous acts Hibbens agreed to judge a traf fic courtesy contest He prowled the streets with a bill to give to a courteous driver I thought once I was going to get rid of it he said A crippled pedestrian on crutches began to cross the street Four motorists came along and all of them nearly knocked him down If one of them had stopped Id given him the money House Passes GOP AntiInflation Bill Committee Approves TEW Bill Senate Group Hits at GOP in Surprise Act Washington UR The senate banking committee Thursday re buffed the republican leadership and voted to approve the contro versial Taft Ellender Wagner housing bill instead of a water ed down substitute The longrange TEW bill is backed by President Truman It was one of the measures recom mended by him in his antiinfla tion program The committee voted to substi tute it for the milder measure by a vote of 7 to 5 and despite the pleas of Senate Republican Poli cy Chairman Robert A Taft R OhioO The senate passed the TEW bill during the last session The committee Thursday amended a milder house bill to tack on all provisions of the TEW bill and sent it to the senate floor im mediately for debate this after noon thus requiring a new vote on the bill The committees unexpected ac tion was a slap in the faces of republican leaders Although Taft is a sponsor of the longrange housing bill he did not want ac tion on it at this extra session congress Chairman Charles W Tobey RN who joined democrats in approving the bill said the committee hoped at last to force a showdown with the house on the public housing and slum clear ance features of the TEW bill The TEW bill provides for a 15yearpublic housing program Opera Union Will Lower Wage Demand New York Union officials representing employes of the Met ropolitan Opera association indi cated Thursday they would lower wage demands in an effort to get the association to reconsider a de cision to close the opera for the coming season At least one of the 5 unions rep resenting Met workers said it would drop wage demands alto gether if the opera would con tinue The associations decision to close followed the disclosure that it had operated at a de ficit during the 194748 season Association officials said they no tified the unions several months ago that unless wage demands weic dropped they would be forced to close fire at New Hampton Under Control Building Gutted New Hampton which broke out at 11 a m Thursday in the 2story brick Kennedy building and threatened a portion of the downtown business district was brought under control about p m The Gamble store operated by John Gordon and some offices above it were gutted by the flames which broke through the roof and shot high into the air shortly after noon A cafe and a dress shop located on either side of the Gamble store in the same building also suffered considerable damage but it was believed this was largely from smoke and water Fire trucks from Charles City and Lawler helped fight the fire No injuries were reported The blaze started in the base ment of the Gamble store but its cause was not immediately known The loss ran into several thousands of dollars but no eariy estimate was available Offices burned out included the county Farm Bureau the AAA a dentist and an abstracter The fire still was confined to the Ken nedy building The structure has a frontage of about 125 feet Ida Lupino Weds Studio Executive La Jolla Cal is Ida Liminns wedding day The energetic little actress and Collier Young Hollywood movie studio executive were married at the La Jolla Presbyterian church The couple met 10 years ago They plan to move into a moun taintop estate in the Hollywood hills Each has been married once before Salesman Killed as Car Overturns DCS Moincs Bra naum 31 a Des Moincs salesman was killed early Thursday when his car rolled over 4 times at the junction of highways G4 and HI Witnesses said the car was trav elling southbound on 141 and that Branaum apparently planned to make a right turn onto highway 64 when the car went out of con trol SAME no raffJo IB pas I 24 kouri 7ews Want Peace Talk With Arabs Tel Aviv Israel government asked Count Folke Bernadotte Thursday to transmit its invitation to the Arab nations for peace talks Bernadotte is the United Na tions mediator for Palestine It was the 1st move by the new Jewish state to arrange a peace treaty conference Foreign Minister Moshe Shertok talked with the mediator 3 hours and then told him I approach you as mediator of ficially on behalf of the provision al government of Israel to trans mit to the belligerent powers an invitation to meet the provisional government for peace negotia tions Rake Has 3 Iowa Honor Students Iowa City JP They have quality if not quantity in the little town of Rake Six students were chosen from the top 10 graduating Wednesday night from the University of Iowa college of commerce for initiation into the national scholarship society for commerce students I Of the six 3 were from Rake a town of 330 persons All 3 were veterans The others honored were Helen L Carrier Newton Howard D Henderson Waterloo and George C Rotterham Moline 111 Propose UN River Control US Hits Soviet Danube Monopoly Belgrade UR The United States proposed to the Danubian conference Thursday that a new international regime for the Dan ube be set up with the United Nations serving as watchdog to prevent Russian exploitation of the river Cavendish Cannon United States ambassador to Yugoslavia and delegate to the conference flatly charged Russia with mono polistic control of the important waterway He said the soviet had set up shipping and transportation com panies in Danube states which in effect gave Russia control of the river The practices should be elimin ated he said Cannon submitted an American draft convention for navigation of the river r Vote Over TwoTh i rds Necessary Some Democrats Predict Prompt Veto of Measure French Flying Boat Rumored Found Safe Paris fi Reports spread through Paris Thursday that the missing French seaplane with 52 persons aboard has been found in the south Atlantic Air France officials said they could not con firm the reports and were skepti cal The 6engined craft was lost Sunday enroute from Martinique to French West Africa The semiofficial French press agency quoted Air France offices in Marseilles as saying the Late coere 631 has been found with all the 40 passengers and 12 crewmen aboard safe Boy Gets Burned Mother Is Bitten Pasadena Cal Darryl Nelson 9 put a lighted match into a can he had been using for chemical experiments The can blew up Darryls pants caught fire Mrs Norman Nelson the boys mother dashed to his aid A neighbors dog excited by the blast dashed to Mrs Nelson and bit her on the leg Mother and son were given first aid treatment at Pasadena emer gency hospital he for burns and she for the bite The dog Not a scratch Washington 8 Iowa members of the house of repre sentatives voted with the ma jority Thursday when the house passed the GOP antiinflation bill and sent it to the senate Washington house Thursday passed a republican antiinflation bill after blocking any consideration of President Trumans limited price rationing and wage control program The vote was 264 to 97 or 23 more than the twothirds neces sary for passage under a suspen sion of the rules that limited de bate to 40 minutes and barred all amendments to the GOP measure Just before its passage Presi dent Truman assailed the bill as feeble compromises in the light against inflation and some demo crats predicted a prompt veto The bill was sent to the senate under a topspeed GOP time table that aims at adjourning the special session of congress Saturday night It provides 1 A return to wartime curbs on time payment buying as the president had asked 2 Moderate tightening of bank credit on a smaller scale than Mr Truman proposed 3 A boost in federal bank gold focal point of ad ministration opposition Rep Monroney D Okla shouted to the house that it is a phony bill that would endanger the government program to hold up the value of its own bonds But Banking Chairman Wolcott author of the bill con tended this was not true He told the house that since the banking group approved the bill Wednes day some government bonds in response actually have increas ed in price Pick Lou Costellos Brother for Film Part Hollywood UR Universal International studio hunted all over town for a man who looked like Comedian Lou Costello to play in a movie with him Thursday they announced their choice Pat Costello Lous bro ther GOP Parley for Chicago Nebraskan Named Campaign Manager Washington T Howard named western campaign manager for the DeweyWarren ticket said Thursday republican state chairmen from a score of midwest and Rocky Mountain states will meet in Chicago about Aug 16 to plan party strategy in those areas Howard told a reporter the regional meeting probably will be timed to coincide with the expect ed visit of Gov Earl Warren GOP vice presidential nominee to Chicago in midAugust It has been generally predicted that Warren will carry the brunt of the republican campaign in the states west of the Mississippi Howards appointment as west ern manager was announced Wed nesday by Herbert Brownell gen eral campaign manager for Dewey and Warren Howard is state republican chairman for Nebraska and will retain that post Before he began I his 6 years service in that job he had served 2 years as a stata senator and 6 as mayor of Scotts bluff Nebr his home REPUBLICAN SURE left vice chairman of the Cerro Gordo county republican cen tral committee heard about the little elephant of republi can convention fame Here she is with her friend Mrs Oscar Henry Fljft River Mo getting the low down when the Dailey Bros circus came to Mason City Thursday Story on Page Wainwright Absolves Tojo for Treatment Tokyo Gen Jonathan Wainwright retired hero of Ba taan has sent a message to war time Premier Hideki Tojo ab solving him of personal responsi bility for mistreatment Wain wright received while a prisoner Tojos attorney said Thursday General Wainwright asked me to deliver this message to Tojo said George Francis Blewett Philadelphia attorney who is serv ing as American counsel for Tojo awaiting judgment of the international war crimes court Wainwright said Tell Tojo that as one general to another I want him to know that I do not hold him personally responsible for treatment I received while a prisoner of war I know that as premier and war minister he could not be expected to know about such details ;