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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 12, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME if THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION niiin VOL JUn M UnltwJ Full Leued wira FlY crate a Cowl MASON Cm IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 1Z 1947 Thli Ppcr of Two On No SEE 2DAY SHOWERS FOR HOT IOWA Senator Wilson Puts in Ring for ReElection By JOHN W HENDERSON Jowa Dally Press Writer Des George A Wilson Tuesday an nounced his candidacy for renomination and reelection with th added assertion that he will not be a party to any deal whereb opposition is eliminated The senator made the assertion in an interview here with the Iowa Daily Press association While he mentioned na names his referenc obviously was to reports circulated recently that an effort would b made to arrange a federal judfeship for Gov Robert D Blue to re move the latter as a possible opponent to Wilson hi the republican primary know of no reason why I should preempt the field for the nom iriatipn tosucceed myself as United States senator Wilson said While I am not courting tion let me assure you that I wil not be a party to any deal where by opposition is eliminated In the interviewWilson asserte his belief in international coop eration through the United Na tions and denied that his opposi tion to the Greek Turkish loan bill sprang from isolation ism He said he had for many years advocated that the United States must take its part and a prominent one in world affairs N At the same time he took a verbal swing at military g o v WILSON eminent in the United States declaring that while he had confidence in General Marsha as a general I think we have toe many military men in key posi tions His reference was to Gen eral George C Marshall Worli War n chief of staff and now secretary of state We ought to get away from military government immedi ately Wilson declared The trouble with a military man at the head of the state de partment he added is that h is apt to be obsessed with the ide that we have military secrets in peace time We are never going to have a foreignpblicr that is approved by they know the Whole setup The people are of ageand they are entitled to know all the facts f have been greatly alarmed because they are trying to keep information from our people on the ground of military secrecy when there is no secrecy In volved In announcing his candidacy Wilson said that it was very gratifying to get back home anc have an opportunity again to Visi with our good Iowa people I wish he said that the clar ity of their thinking could transferred to the national capital In my feeble way Ive been at tempting to do that probably without too much success Natur ally I would like to have the op portunity to continue my efforts1 Wilson said he had been an ear Iy advocate of suchan organiza tion as the United Nations ant pointed out that he had introduced a resolution in October of 194i proposing that the president call a conference of all nations not at war with the United States to draw up an international ization charter The senator said that the Greek Turkish loan bill was in reality a gift to be devoted entirely to military purposes The amount scheduled for Turkey he said might sustain the Turk army for 6 months and the amount for Greece might maintain the Greek army a year Are we to continue to spend our on a basis of that sort he asked He added that he hadunhesitat ingly voted for a re lief fund for Greece and other countries but that he was Very reluctant to vote money to arm any country other than our own The GreekTurkish bill he con tended was bypassing the United Nations If were going in to try to im press on all the people of the world at bayonet point our system of government its fraught with war Wilson declared If we do it havent Russia and other coun tries the right to do the sarie Heavenly Show on Docket This Week New York heavens Tuesday night and probably the rest of the week will put on a show for late stayuppers The principal characters it this show are the Perseid meteors which appear at this tune every year They may be seen in the Perseus constellation in the north eastern part of the sky The meteors flying at about 20 miles a second radiate from the constellation and may be seen best after midnight An astronomer Robert R Coles assistant curator at the Hayden planatarium said the Perseid me teors usually reach their maxi mum on the night of August 12 but sometimes the maximum may come a day or two later He said the shooting stars should be vis ible all the rest of this week Iowa Legion Convenes at Sioux City Sioux City The stat American Legion convention hers went into its 3rd day with a gen eral session Tuesday morning ant the annual parade Tuesday after noon at the feature of the day Rear Admiral Joseph James Clark one of the leading nava air commanders of World war n was the principal speaker Mon day night at a public program at the public schools stadium in which 3 bands and 8 dram corps comprising nearly 600 musicians performed Silver plaques for first place honors in the various divisions o the music and marching contes went to the bands from Oska loosa Chariton and to the drum and bugle corps of Cedar Rapids West Des Moines and Gowrie The Dubuque 2nd drum corps took Other features of the program included fireworks and the intro duction of Miss Ruth Anderson daughter of Mr and Mrs Roy E Anderson of Oelwein who re cently was chosen Miss Iowa and will compete in the Miss America contest at Atlantic City N J We owe a great debt to those who didnt come to be caught Clark said in his never again Adm address Adm Clark who skippered the famous Fighting Lady and had charge of the aircraft carriers of Adm Mitschers Task Force 58 in the Pacific emphasized the value of organized army navy and the outcome of any future war in which the United States may be nvolved Credit for winning the last war was given by the ad miral to reserves rather than to professional warriors At one period in the conflict he said 95 jer cent of all naval officers were reserve officers Youngsters Curiosity Saves Brothers Life Omaha small pool of water under the drain of an un used ice box and a youngsters uriosity about it was credited Tuesday with having saved 4 year old Tommy McEvoy of Omaha from suffocation The youngster1 spent 2 hours ocked in the unused box before lis brother Jimmy 11 saw the 100 of water under the box and ipened the door to investigate nside Tommy was crouched oaking wet with perspiration Tommy was hesitant to show lis parents how he Igot inthe box to F J McEvoy said and had o be reassured he wouldnt get trapped again After the demonstration Mrs tlcEvoy added the ice box doors were hastily knocked off ANN CASEY WINS N GOLF TEST SPORTS BtlLtETIN Evanston 111 Casey of Mason City Iowa defeated Hosann Shaffer of Toledo Ohio J and 2 Tuesday to advance to the 2nd round of the womens western amateur golf tourna ment U S 10 PROBE FOOD CLOTHES HOUSINGPRICES AntiTrust Division Will Determine If Conspiracies Exist Washington Gen eral Clark Tuesday ordered an in vestigation of food clothing an housing prices He instructedJhe justice de partments antitrust division tc determine whether conspiracies exist to maintain or to increase present prices in the cloth lag and housing fields Jail sentences rather than merely fines will be sought fo any violators it was announced A justice department statemen announcing Clarks action said Such conspiracies will be pros ecuted criminally and in those cases the justice department wil oppose acceptance by the court of pleas of nolo contendere no and upon conviction o the defendants the departmen will recommend jail sentences for the individual defendants and maximum fines aganist the cor porations The statement said the investi gation follows a 3 months study of the present price situation by Assistant Attorney General John F Sonnett who took charge of the antitrust division in May Clark feels it was added that the soaring high prices now con inuing in the food clothing and housing fields require that a new and more vigorous approach be undertaken in these fields Hence it stated the de cision to press for jail sentences or individuals violating the anti rust laws Shortly before Clarks an nouncement the CIO full em ploymentcommittee had issued a call fora special session of con gress to restore price controls The CIO pronouncement said here would be another round ol yage demands if living costs con inued to rise Before congress adjourned plans were made for committees o study living cost increases The inquiries will be made un der the general direction of the oint senatehouse committee on he economic report headed by Senator Taft The CIO groups action was an nounced by Emil Rieve its chair man Hieve said at a news conference that the CIO feels irices should be rolled back to near levels existing at the time OPA was abolished He called the projected con jressional studies an investiga tion to forestall action The facts are already known Rieve added We are up to our necks in inflation RAIN PROSPECTS DROP CORN PRICE Chicago of rain in the cornbelt dropped corn prices n the board of trade Tuesday aft a 5cent rise early in the day Corn prices moved quickly both ligher and lower in active trade eptember futures which Monday lit a new alltime high of a ushel and then dropped the 8 ent limit at times sold for more than September wheat ncrease Prices for ludson Automobiles Detroit motor ars went up to Tuesday jreorge H Pratt Hudson vice iresident in charge of sales said rising material and labor costs forced the increase Hudson was the fourth manu facturer to boost prices within the past 2 weeks Previously price increases ranging up to were announced by General Motors Packard and KaiserFrazer SNAKE CIJLTISTS Ida Harden Kennedy displays a large rattlesnake during rites at the Dolly Pond church in Birchwood Tenn a few minutes before coun typolice officers arrested 6 members at thechurch Jonesville Va deter Cub Flight Delayed by Lack of Rope New York thousand eet of nylon rope delayed the ake off Tuesday of 2 pilots who plan to fly around the world non stop inaPiper Cruiser line plane until late August That was the additional amount of rope the pilots Ted Thompson 35 of Belle Glade Fla and Nel son E Brown 26 61 said they needed to operate their1 midair gasoline pickup system After analyzing Ddoms recordbreaking round heworld flight the 2 pilots in reased their planned air refuel ng from 16 to 19 and added al ernate fueling points in case emergencies Both flew with O d o m in the British royal air orce ferry command They planned to cruise their ilane at 110 miles throughout the rip gaining 10 miles an hour by ropping their landing gear after he takeoff That will make a rash belly landing necessary when the flight is completed SAILOR GUILTY OF PRISON CRIME Hirshberg Convicted of Mistreating Men New York XUR Navy Chief ignalman Harold Edward Hirsh erg Tuesday was found guilty y a court martial board of mal reatirig fellow prisoners of war rhile interned in a Japanese pris n camp in the Philippines Charges that he assaulted a harmacists mate and a navy hief petty officer who were un er his supervision in work de ails were found proved by the ourt martial It was the first ase of thtt kind resulting from World War n A court martial involving a eutenant commander for his acts n a Japanese prison camp was eld last spring in Washington ut it was secret The accused ras acquitted Hirshberg may be sentenced to ne year in prison under peace me regulations as the result of he verdict llowever no punish ment or sentence will be an ounced until the case is re iewed First it will be reviewed y the convening authority the ommanciant ofthe 3rd naval istrict and then by the judge dvocate generals office Eightyfive per cent of our ur an residents receive all their lilk by truck mined band of snake cultists re sumed their praying and chanting around the county jail Tuesday and said they would keep it up for 30 days unless 6 of their members were released The six were sentenced to 30 days in jail for handling snakes in religious ceremonies in defiance of a state law Cultists from Ten nessee and Kentucky joined Vir ginia members Monday night in the protest ceremony outside the jail This town of 1500 was kept awake all of Sunday night by the chanting and shouting but tha demonstration halted at 10 p m Monday night Deputy Sheriff Joe Lawson summed it up in these words They have run everybody nuts around here The cultists outside estimated at 50men and women paraded preached sang and shouted and from inside the jail came the sounds tile imprisoned members jabbering similar to a tobacco auctioneer British Commons Puts Final Approval on Crisis Measure Labor Majority Fights Off Opposition Efforts to Kill or Change Bill London debating the measure throughout the night the house of commons Tuesday approved the labor governments economic crisis bill by a vote of 178 to 64 and sent themessage to the house of lords for final passage in parliament to adjourn Wednesday night The vote on the 3rd and last reading of the bill was completed at a m a m after the labor majority had fended off ceaseless opposition efforts to kill or amend the leg islation on the ground that it would endanger the nations hardwon liberties The debate finally resolved it self into a struggle against time with the government fighting re lentlessly to win approval of the measure before p m Con tinuation of the debate beyond that hour would automatically tiave cancelled the days business and made it impossible to get the bill through the house of lords in time to permit parliament to take a summer recess beginning Wed nesday The opposition leader Winston Churchill taking up the cudgels against Prime MinisterAttlee again charged during the night hat the government ng and reinforcing wartime gov ernment powers over industry and virtual dic tatorial powers on a cabinet whose might be discarded at any moment But the government using its preponderant majority beat down every challenge and only once did it accept an amendment That was one offered by Liberal Leader llement Davies which guaranteed hat the government would not ise its sweeping powers under the ill for suppression or suspension of the press Deputy Prime Minister Her ert Morrison agreed that the use of such powers against the press certainly would not be justifi ablein circumstances of peace Three laborites joined in criti cizing some aspects of the bill but the most outspoken of these Capt Raymond Blackburn angrily re jected a shouted conservation in vitation to cross over to the op position of the chamber US CLAIMS RED PLOT IN GREECE Says Balkan Neighbors Hope to Set Up Regime Lake Success United States made a direct charge Tues day that communist groups sup ported by Albania Yugoslavia and Bulgaria hoped to set up a totalitarian regime in Greece Herschel V Johnson deputy U S representative made the charge before the United Nations Secur ity council He spoke after Yugo slavia had accused the United States of deliberately misrepre senting conditions in the Balkans to justify the increase in the interference in Greece under the Truman doctrine Johnson said support of the Greek communists by the three Soviet satellites was a peril to peace but added that the threat can be checked if firmly faced by the United Nations SAME White tin moat no death put 14 31 Convicted for Crimes in German Camp Germany 31 defendants in thewar crimes trial of Buchenwald concentration camp operators were convicted by a U S military court Tuesday Sentences will be pronouncec Thursday Among the defendants was pregnant woman Ilse Koch the widow of the former commandant of the camp She denied on the stand charges that she had made lampshades from the skin of exe cuted inmates The notorious camp was cap tured by Americans in 1945 Mrs Koch flushed deeply when she heard herself pronounced guil tybut otherwise showed no emo tion The redhaired 45 year old woman accused of many cruelties became pregnant while a prisoner and her baby is expected within a month or 2 Her husband died in 1943 The woman tried to escape trial because of her pregnancy s All the defendants including many SS guards were charged with violating the laws and usages of war by personal brutalities and the murder of prisoners of many countries It is estimatedthe deaths at Buchenwald totaled from 150000 to 200000 Those convicted included a for mer American citizen Edwin Kat zen Ellenbogen himself a Buchen wald prisoner who became a trust assistant of the nazis and Prince Josia Zu Waldeck former high SS officer who was the first German of royal blood to be tried for war crimes Claim Heavy Fighting in Indonesia Rift Batavia UR An Indonesian communiqueclaimed Tuesday thai largescale fighting had broken out again ill the Bandoeng area and that the Dutch were employ ing airborne troops against repub lican forces It was the first large scale action reported by either side since the Issuance of ceasefire orders after United Nations intervention more than a week ago Tuesday the Jogjakarta radio said severe fighting was in prog ress in eastern Priangan province in western Java It claimed that Dutch paratroop ers occupied Garoet about 18 miles southeast of Bandoeng Aug 9 The report came after semioffi cial word was circulated that the republicans had rejected American offers to arbitrate the difficulty with the Dutch The Indonesian news agency Antara said a new message has been sent to Ur States officials as the result 01 S ConsulGeneral Walter Footes flying visit to Jogjakarta Monday The agency said republican of ficials apparently insisted that any arbitration be done by an interna tional commission set up through the United Nations security coun cil US DROPS GEM THEFT IN BERLIN Berlin S investigators Tuesday tabbed the case of the nissing royal jewels of Princess Hermine late widow of Kaiser William II as a dizzy merrygo round of family intrigue and said he U S army was dropping the matter into the lap of German po lice We have definitely determined hat no American is involved in the disappearance of the jewels said O R Carlucci head of the armys criminal investigation divi sion and therefore we have no responsibility for pursuing the case any further American authorities also drop ed technical charged under which hey were holding Fraulein Vera lerbst 39 attractive friend of lermines son Prince Ferdinand SIOUX CITY AND ONAWA RECEIVE LIGHT RAINFALL Cooler Are in Prospect for State Says Weatherman By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Scattered thundershowers and cooler at least 2 in prospect for Iowa the weather bureau said Tuesday The outlook for the next 5 days indicates average rainfall from J of an inch In the southeast to in the northwest with the thnn dershowers commencing Wednes day in the northern and western sections It is expected to be cooler Thursday and Friday becoming warmer the remainder of the 5 day period the bureau said At Sioux City 14 of an inch of rain had fallen and Onawa re ported 60 of an inch Bain show Rain for Mason City Promises by the weather man of thundershowers for north Iowa may be coming true be cause a slight drop in tempera ture occurred for some reason between and p m Tuesday At p m it was 94 degrees in Mason City At the temperature had dropped to 92 derees At 2 p m however it had climbed hack up to 93 degrees In any event the weatherman says thundershow ers beginning Wednesday for Mason City ers were in progress at Sioux Falls S Dak west of the Iowa border The weather bureau said the showers appeared to be chiefly local in nature but that this is the first break at all in the heat wave Temperatures at noon over the rest of the state ranged in the low 90s with Iowa City and Bur lington reporting 93 The states highest temperature Monday was 100 at Sioux City and the minimum Tuesday morn ing was a pleasant 64 at Spencer The weather bureaus monthly weather bulletin said that last month with rainfall averaging 181 inches was the driest July in many sections of Iowa since 1936 The last significant rain in many sections was on July 1112 The bulletin continued The preliminary average of July temperatures was 73 de grees or 2 degrees below normal Daily afternoon temperatures were generally in the 80s reach ing into the 90s from the 12th 16th and again after the 26th The state high for the and also for the a read ing of 109 degrees at Hawarden in Sioux county on the 29th Housewives Can Look for Sharp Rise in Meat Supplies This Fall But Tighter 1948 Rations Washington UR Housewives an look for a sharp rise in meat upplies this fall and winter but immer rations in 1948 as result crop prospects grkulture department officials aid Tuesday This pattern in meat output is expected to result from a pinch feed supplies and from prices HI high for profitable livestock reduction There are fears that the corn rop will not only he short but oor in quality as well Farmers ready are being warned to pre are for much soft corn that is corn which has poor feeding value and cannot easily be stored This means that much of the 1947 harvest will be fed to live stock early in the season and the livestock quickly rushed off to market Animals will not be fat tened long enough to produce the choicest cuts of meat The normal increase in beef and pork production during the fall and whiter months is ex pected to be even more marked than usual as farmers slaughter livestock they cannot feed But consumers will have to pay for their brief feast by a longer period of scarcity Unless con sumer income drops sharply Americans may be in for another skimpy meat quota next spring and summer with prices perhaps even higher than at present Only a few weeks ago depart ment officials were hopeful that an adequate corn crop would ease the overall tension on food prices and perhaps bring the first break in the cost of living But this hope faded with the ending of the brief spell of good growing weather in the corn belt in midJuly The corn crop now is expected to run only 2660000000 bushels and probably will drop even fur ther as a result of the present drought in the midwest The toll already taken by hot weather is 111000000 bushels The harvest in prospect would be barely average and far below last years record production of 3287927000 bushels The feed shortage feared by of ficials is in no way comparable to the drought years of the 1930s when corn production dropped be low 1500000000 bushels twice and livestock literally died of starvation It does mean however that production of meat and probably poultry eggs and products cannot be maintained at the level the nation is eager to consume even at high prices The effect of a slim corn crop on the United States food export program cannot be determined yet Plans are to ship about 450 000000 bushels of wheat Un doubtedly more wheat than usual will be fed to livestock in this country as a substitute for corn In addition high corn prices are likely to keep wheat prices at a premium and dollarshort foreign nations may not be able to bay their full requirements of grain Since corn is primarily a livestock feed little is shipped abroad Soft corn will if frosts nip the crop before it reaches maturity This likelihood is increased by the already re tarded condition of the crop In Iowa for instance only 5 per cent of the crop had silked on Aug 1 compared with 75 per cent a year ago Nearly half of the 111000000bushel drop in corn prospects occurred in Iowa the nations biggest cornproducing state Weather Report FORECAST Mason fair Tues day night increasing cloudiness Wednesday with thundershow ers beginning Wednesday Con tinued hot Tuesday night cooler Wednesday Low Tuesday night 72 high Wednesday 86 to 90 Iowa Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday except scattered thundershowers north and west portions Tuesday night and Wednesday Cooler north west portion Tuesday night and in northwest half Wednesday Low Tuesday night 62 north west to 74 southeast High Wednesday 84 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook The weather outlook for the next 5 days indicates that rainfall is expected to average from about threefourths inch hi northwest Iowa to onefourth inch in the southeast Scattered thunder showers are likely in northern and western Iowa Wednesday in extreme northern Iowa Thursday or Friday and over remainder of state Friday or Saturday The mean tempera ture is expected to average from 5 to 8 degrees above the Iowa normal of 72 The normal high temperature for this season of year ranges from 84 to 86 It is expected to be cooler Thursday and Friday becoming wanner the remainder of the period Minnesota Partly cloudy to cloudy Tuesday night and Wednes day with scattered thunder showers southeast and extreme south portion Cooler southeast portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 93 Minimum 69 At 8 a m Tuesday 76 YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 47 ;