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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 7, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OF I HliTtft ARCHIVES THS NEWSPAPER WAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL LED United I fun Wires Flvi MASON CUT IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 7 1947 Thli Paper Conriitt of Two No 256 LITTLE HOPE FOR BENEFICIAL RAIN AIMS PLAN DRAWS FIRE IN ENGLAND CRISIS Conservatives and Wing Laborites Join Churchill Opposition London and left wing laborites found them Sselves inithe same camp Thurs day in opposition to Prime Min ister Atflees new program to avert economic disaster hi Great mainly for sharp ijuts in imports and increases in production for export The leftwingen werediscon tented because the announced re duction in armed forces under the new plan woald leave more than lHtOM men under arms bynext more than the reduced number they have been advocating ever since they attacked Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevins foreign policy last November The conservative opposition blasted the AtUee program on the ground that it was too little too late They made 3 specific points in their criticism 1 They said the government was dealing with the crisis too hurriedly at too late a time 2 They said the plan was not detailed enough 3 They said the government had failed to give the country a full statement of the peril it faces Several London newspapers predicted the conservatives would vote against the govern ment Thursday night on the ad journment motion under which the crisis debate was being held Such a would constitute a protestwithout involving a vote of TheDaily Express Mid dis sident laborites had called on HuehDalton chancellor of tbe exchequer after a postmidnight meeting and added that Dalton will try to appease these critici when he speaks late Thursday Attlee in his grim and gloomy speech Wednesday told Britons that his program would mean less food less gasoline less wood for new homes less goods in the stores fewer Hollywood movies and longer hours of work He said it entailed limited labor con trols some sacrifice of person al liberty and spartan hardship The Financial Tyies contended that the government was gam bling on getting back on its eco nomic feet by mid1948 and ques tioned the wisdom of reducing the standard of living in order to boost exports for dollar gain Even if production goals are achieved the paper grumbled the export market may crumble 4Killed as Airplane Plunges Into Big Chimney of Oil Plant Everett Mass Mandell 46 an official of the Car rierTMandell Air Conditioning corporationplunged to a fiery death with 2 daughters and the pilot of a chartered plane when it shot down ntb a gasfume chimney of the Beacon Oil plant early Thursday said the motor of the small craft apparently conked out over big vent and dropped in like a dead pigeon Perishing with Mandell the son of George S Mandell former publisher of the old Boston script were his daughters Anne 22 and Harriet 19 and the pilot Nelson Pell The party was returning from Montreal after visiting Cyrus Craig another daughter of Man dell The batteredbodies were found n debris at the bottom of the flue Portions of the by authorities as a stuck in the 25foot high 10foot wide chimney The wings were sheered as the snip hit tbe vent Witnesses reported that the crash was followed by a series of blasts apparently caused by ex Car Upset Takes Life of Emmetsburg Youth Pocahontas county recorded its third traffic fatality Thursday with the death of Ralph W Heng 21 Emmets burg in a highway crash 3 miles south of here Wednesday County Sheriff E R Stahly said the youth apparently lost control of the vehicle and it overturned several times off the highway into a field Heng was thrown clear of the wreckage John Eaton 22 also of Emmets burg suffered compound frac ture of the leg head injuries shock and bruises in the accident He was taken to an Emmetsburg hospital Heng was the son of Mrs Chris tine Heng of Emmetsburg The young men were returning home from Fort DoBge when the accident occurred Auto Crash Injuries Fatal to Iowa Youth Ames Cummings 18 year old Colo youth died in a hospital here Wednesday night of injuries suffered in an autotruck collision 4 miles east of here on highway 30 Tuesday night Donald Wilson 17 driver of the car in which Cummings was rid ing suffered chest injuries Hos pital authorities said his condition was good SAME 295 eant trlfl Jutk U U ploding gasoline in the plane Firemen extinguished the flames quickly Company officials i said that speedy shutting offof the plants gas possibly averted a more seri ous disaster The craft flying in a low hanging fog narrowly missed hitting a 200foot high gasolinecracking unit in the re finery plant the scene of a seri ous fire last winter Three bodies were recovered at the bottom of the massive vent The other was trapped under the planes engine Tangled wreckage from the plane ribbed the chim ney AP Wlrephoto LIFT PLANE WRECKAGE OUT OF huge crane lifts the wreckage of a small plane out of the chim ney afterit plunged into it Thursday morning at Everett Mass Lack of Funds May Cut Down Foreign Buying of U S Goods Agriculture Experts See Seasonal Drop in Livestock Supplies Washington is the way the agriculture department expects prices and supplies of major farm and food products to stack up during the next few months MEAT AND LIVESTOCK A seasonal decline expected in fall but the amount will be only mod erate if consumer incomes stay high FEED GRAINS weather remains important to price pros pects for corn and other feed grains If its favorable through the remainder of the growing sea son prices probably will decline this fall and winter but may av erage higher than last year DAIRY PRODUCTS Further increases expected during fall and winter but they are unlikely to reach levels of a year ago alter ceilings were removed EGGS A lessthanusual in crease expected this fall for a small corn crop are tending to strength en prices despite record wheat crop FATS AND pro duction forecast FRUITS AND Growers fruit prices this sum mer expected to continue below last year Fruit production will be larger A more rapid decline than usual is expected in prices of most commercial truck crops grown for the fresh market this summer Potato prices will aver age higher than last year for the next few months The agriculture department said lack of funds may cut down for eign buying of American goods by the end of the year This buyift is said to be one of the prime factors keeping food prices high The department said however that because the food situation abroad remains critical exports oi farm products may continue at the high 1946 rate providing for eigfi countries can augment their dollar supplies by increasing their shipments to this country American gifts and loans abroad already earmarked for farm prod ucts will finance less of agricultural exports in 1947 than in 1946 the agency said These exports last year represent ed of the 000000 total of all goods and serv ices Wices will get further support the department said from a pros pective reduction of about 2 per cent in all crops from last years high level ODOM HOPS OFF TO BEAT MARK Attempting to Halve World Solo Record Chicago P Odom 27 year old former British ferry command officer took off at a m CST Thursday in his con verted twinengine army bomber in an effort to halve the late Wiley Posts 1933 solo globe cir cling time record While a handful of spectators a Douglas Airport shouted good wishes Odom piloting tbe Rey nolds bombshell started off on the twicepostponed flight with bag of chicken sandwiches and some fresh orangesand tomatoes The plane with about a two thirds load of gasoline gained al titude swiftly circled the field anc headed toward Gander New foundland the first scheduled stop aided by a 30 mile an hour tail wind HUGHES HURLS LIE CHARGE AT SEN BREWSTER Says Senators Claim of No Pan American Connection Is Untruth Washington Hughes contended to senate in vestigators Thursday that Senator Jrewster RMe made many statements which are obviously untrue when denying Hughes Charges the senator once made an lirline merger proposition One untruth Hughes de lared was Brewsters disclaimer if any connection direct or in direct with Fan American Air ways Most people in the aviation in lustry know that is untrue Hughes declared Previously in testimony to the enate war investigating commit ee Hughes had called a pack of lies Brewsters denial of lughes story of the proposi ion Hughes west coast plan builder and film producer charges Brew ster sought to blackmail him in to agreeing to a merger of Trans World Airlines with Pan Amer can He said Brewster offered to call off the current investigation of Hughes warplane contracts if be Hughes would agree to the merger With that story from Hughes under oath and a denial from Srewster also under oath Hughes old the senate committee It stands to reason that one of us was telling something that vas not the truth Hughes added that he had been reprimanded for using the word lie and that he would try to retrain from doing so again thesenators that in deciding Brewster was telling the truth our reputations should be ex amined Saying he would put his repu ation up against the Maine sena ors Hughes said he had been doing business in this country for some 23 years and that nobody knocks around for 23 years in this country without acquiring a repu tation good or bad As for Brewster Hughes said 1 understand that Brewster has ihe reputation of being clever and resourceful and of being able to hold an audience in the palm of bis hand and that he has the rep utation of being one of the great est trick shot artists in Washing ton Hughes said that in making his own comparison he is willing to say things about himself which are not complimentary I am supposed to be capricious he said I have been called a playboy and I have been called eccentric But I dontbelieve I have ever been called a liar Until Wednesday I dont think a statement I have made has ever been questioned Brewster is chairman of the war investigating committee Senator Ferguson head of the subcommittee con ducting the inquiry broke in to ask Hughes for the source of his information about Brewsters trick shot capabilities Hughes replied that he had heard Jack Frye formers head oJ TWA make the statement that Brewster was a trick shot artist Hughes volunteered these com ments as to his reputation and that of Brewster at the start of an aft ernoon session During the forenoon he had di rected to Brewster a series of written questions most of them obviously aimed at developing What relations there have been between Brewster and Pan Amer ican The Maine senator acknowl edged friendship with some Pan American officials and said he had visited a residence maintained here by Pan American AP Wlrepfeoto GOING HOME TO Nina Delcoure British war bride who is suffering from cancer and doesnt know it holds her 4 months old daughter Carol as she boards a plane at Westover field Mass Wednesday afternoon on the first leg of a trip to her home in Norwich England With her are her husband Charles Delcoure 23 Magnolia Texas and Major Paul R Cornwall When doctors said she had only a few months to live Delcoure made arrange iheritSf or thetrip to her home and explained it on the pre text of The Rev C R Whitehead of St Johns Episcopal Dies Rector of Mason City Church Succumbs After Illness in Hospital The Rev C Burnett Whitehead rector of St Johns f Episcopal church died about 1 p m Thurs day at a local hospital following an illnessHe had been rector of the local church continuously since Feb 1 1938 when he re turned here from Winona Minn He also had been rector of St Johns parish for 2 years 1929 and 1930 before accepting the call to Winona after the successful launching of a church and parish ball building program While in Mason City he served as president of Rotary club presi dent of the Mason City Ministerial association and in various com munity and church activities Father Whitehead was tornat Rhodes Iowa the son of Matron B and NancxD Whitehead He was educated in Iowa schools Northwestern university and the University of Chicago From 1908 to 1921 he was school superintendent at Soldier Albert City and Peterson In 1921 he was pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at IHilford and Crescent and was associate pastor of the First Methodist church at Sioux City He was ordained at New Ulm Minn in 1927 He served in Ma son City during the building of the present church and the McNider Memorial Guild hall and from 1930 to 1938 was rector of St Pauls Episcopal church at Winona Mr Whitehead wasa member of St Johns Episcopal church the Rotary club and A F A M He was a 32nd degree Mason Surviving are his wife and 4 THE REV C B WHTTEHEAD After Illness sons C Burnett Jr in California and Winston James and Robert a home Funeral arrangements are in completeThe Major funeral horn in charge Jewish Vet Offers to Buy Palestine Washington Skop Jewish war veteran of Baltimore Md Thursday sent this cablegram to Prime Minister Clement Attle of Great Britain Britain needs food clothing money The Jews need Palestine So sell the Jews Palestine Will raise the money in 90 days Midwest Heat Wave Broken After 4 Days By UNITED PRESS The heat wave was broken Thursday and the mercury skidded s much as 20 degrees through ut the midwest Only those Z Iowa cities Bnr tngton and Bloomfield had read ngs over the century mark Vednesday as a shallow cool ir mass moved aqross the state On Tuesday at least 10 points eported readings of 100 or more Nevertheless the generally low r temperatures were hardly felt ecause of a sharp rise in the hu midity The promised relief from the scorching temperatures in owa didnt come until Wednesday night when Atlantic reported a tate low of 58 somewhat below he minimum of the past few days The weather bureau said Thurs days high would probably not ex eed 94 but Friday it would move upward slightly to 96 Another minimum of 58 was forecast for Thursday night A drop in the hu midity now would seem like cer ain relief At Chicago the temperature ropped near 100 Wednes lay to SO Thursday Similar drops were recorded at other points But ligh per cent in Chi the temperature drop somewhat The U S weather bureau said pleasant weather would continue he rest of the week The cooler weather had not yet reached southeastern Indiana and southern Illinois but residents of hose areas were promised relief jy Thursday night Midmorning temperature readi ngs included 81 at Minneapolis 87 at Omaha 88 at Detroit and 85 at Cleveland The thundershowers accompa nying the cool air were too scat tered however to help the mid western corn and other crops which need rain badly Besides the immediate relief from the heat wave the weather bureau had other good news for midwestern residients Forecasters said that another hot spell expected to hit over the weekend had been dissipated The hot weather probably will continue in the southern states but in the northern states it will continue mild for as long as we can see in advance the Chicago weather bureau said The effect of the front was in stantaneous Within an hour the mercury slipped from 80 to 72 de grees Humidity fell 7 per cen from 75 per cent then rose slowly to 95 per cent At least 111 persons lost their lives in the torrid spell Sixty three died of heat prostration anc 48 were drowned while trying to escape the heat The hottest spot in the nation Wednesday was El Centro Cal where the temperature bit 117 for the 5th consecutive day Four points reported highs of 113 bui like El Centro they were all in the perpetually desert regions of the southwest Blythe Indio and Needles Cal and Yuma Ariz registered 113 The mercury rose to 102 a Memphis Tenn for the 4th straight day and at St Louis Mo for the 2nd consecutive day Tem peratures have been over 100 a Memphis for 7 of the last 9 day and have topped the 100 mark fo 5 days straight at St Louis Other high temperatures in eluded 112 at Phoenix Ariz 101 at Advance Mo and Fresno Cal 103 at Little Rock Ark 101 Nashville Tenn Chicago and Cin cinnati and 100 at Grand Rapids At Milwaukee Mrs Gordon Kreuger thought it was far hotte than the outside temperatureread ing of93 degrees Then she dis covered that a coal fire was burn ing merrily in her furnace He husband had burned some garbag which ignited coal forgotten the grate since last winter Dead Gl Wills Daily Rose to Spumed Love Richmond Va Vir ginia supreme court of appeals was asked Thursday to set aside the romantic desire of the late Valentine Lawless to keep one perfect rose alive for the girl who spumed his love Valentine an army air forces sergeant killed in battle had asked that a florist deliver to the girl one rose every week after his death Valentine had specifically instruct ed his brother not to reveal the name of the sender My idea Valentine wrote to his brother is to furnish the girl with the pleasure of receiving a rose not to have her think of me because I sent it to her The name of the girl was not disclosed She is married and re portedly lives in this state Valentines letter opened at his death revealed that he had been deeply in love with the girl for over 3 years The soldier said that he had no hopes of winning her But I will continue to love her for the duration of my life Val entine wrote Like other soldiers overseas Val entine made a will There was a clause turning over the cash resi due of his estate to his brother Edward for a special purpose not defined in the will Valentines letter asked that the cash be used to buy the one per fect rose each Saturday morning Any color will do so long as its a rose the 36yearold Valentine wrote Valentines request became known when his sister Margaret contended that her brothers re quest was not practical The sis ter and other heirs named in Val entines will claimed that failure of the will to specify the special purposes the leaving the in trust with Edward for the benefit of other heirs Edward however contended that carrying out the instructions in his brothers letter was a mat ter of conscience A lower court ruled that Valen tines funds were left to Edward individually and with no trust at tached But Valentines sister and other heirs appealed to the higher court in an effort to stop delivery of the perfect rose to the girl Weather Repor FORECAST Mason City Fair and hot Thurs day night and Friday Scattere thunderstorms expected Frida night High Friday 9598 Iowa Generally fair Thursda night except scattered thunder showers extreme northwes Friday generally fair and warm er Low Thursday night 586 High Friday 9498 Minnesota Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday with scat tered thundershowers southwes portion Thursday night Littl change in temperature Thurs day night Warmer Friday IN MASON CITY Globe Gazette weather statist for 24 hour period ending at oclock Thursday morning Maximum 88 Minimum 64 At 8 a m Thursday 75 YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 59 ONLY SHOWERS REDICTED FOR NEXT 2 WEEKS Iowa Corn Crop in Urgent Need of Heavy Downpours in Few Days By THE UNITEDPRESg Corn belt fanners crossed their ngers Thursday and prayed for drenching rain to save their ruggling crops from serious atnage But the weatherman gave them ttle hope The corn crop beaten own by some of the worst corn rowing weather ta years was in rgent need of heavy rains within le next few days The weatherman could promise nly scattered thundershowers H C S Thorn head of the Des oines weather bureau said pes imistically Thursday that the veather outlook for beneficial ains over the next 2 weeks was ot good According to the Iowa crop and vestock reporting service anoth r 2 weeks without rain will seri usly cut state corn production rospects Already high temperatures have orced rapid corn tasseling at low r than usual corn heights The ry period comes at a time im mediately following silking when mple moisture is necessary for evelopment of corn ears Late planted 9 per ent of the total acreage reduce little if any grain and ess than the normal amount of orage if rains hold off for 2 weeks Howeter Iowa State college aria economists Carl Malone and lerb Howell believe it unwise for armers to make any major chances in present farming oper ations immediately They said that he situationis not nearly so crit cal as in the drought of 934 and 1936 because farmers lave assurance of a large supply if roughage Pasture conditions in both the Jains area and the corn belt have jeen favorable until recently they noted and no extensive liquida ion of livestock is in sight They Iso reminded that there is an un usually large corn carryover Meanwhile Francis Kutish an jther Iowa State college agricul ural economist said that feeder Battleprices probably will be high this fall Heavy fleshy feeders will iring good prices he said but rice trends on other kinds are uncertain Kutish said he was basing his pinion on the fact that ranchers lave fewer heavy cattle and pack ers as well as feeders will be bid ling for them He noted that there were 8 per cent fewer steers 1 ear of age and older on Jan 1 947 than a year earlier Damon Catron ISC animal hus jandman cautioned farmers not o feed corn to heavy hogs in view of late crop prospects He said jogs should be marketed at weights under 250 pounds since animals heavier than that require more corn proportionately per 100 pounds gain Nora Springs Youth Struck by Lightning Nora Brierly 13 son of Mr and Mrs G H Brierly of Nora Springs was ex pected to be released from an Aus tin Minn hospital after being stunned by lightning which also struck John Rainome 45 of Aus tin at the Mower county fair Wednesday Rainome operator of a fruit stand and the boy were standing in the canvas covered stand when the bolt struck knocking Brierly to the ground The youth was un conscious for an hour and a half Rainome said he started to go to the assistance of the boy but found himself unable to use his legs The bolt left a red stripe about a quarter of an inch wide on Rainome extending from his right armpit downward on the side of the body Both were taken to the hospital and it is believed neither is seri ously hurt Good Try Omaha Lieut Louis Worm has a system for helping people remember his name Worm like in fish worms he says About 2 years ago he met a visi tor at the police station here Re cently the visitor was back at the station He asked for Lieutenant Fish ;