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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 27, 1947, Mason City, Iowa HisrtKY ANS ARCHIVES WHINES A NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ud United Fmi Full Lttwd WITH Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1947 This Paper Conaisto of Two One NO m IOWA TRAFFIC DEATHS EQUAL 1946 BRITISH CLAMP NEW CURBS ON FOOD TRAVEL Cut Weekly Meat Ration to 20 Cents and Freeze Tea Drinking to 2 Ozs London British gov ernment announced Wednesday night drastic new cuts in food foreign travel gasoline and other items to reduce the national trade deficit of 000000 bymore than one third The new restrictions announced in the vacation absence of Prime Minister Attlee cut the present weekly meat ration of one shilling 2 pence about 24 cents to one shilling 20 It also froze the tea ration at the present reduced level of 2 ounces a heavy blow to one of the worlds greatest tea drinking ordained substantially reduced supplies of food to restaurants In addition the period during which people can stay at a hotel withoutsurrendering ration books was reduced from 4 days to 2 Im port of certain luxury foods to be announced later was prohib ited Steps are being taken the an nouncement said to limit the number of and attendance at public luncheons and dinners Foreign travel for pleasure after Oct 1 was virtually outlawed for British citizens by the new regu lations which said the provision of foreign currency for that pur pose would be wholly sus pended The recently announced limit of for pleasure trips abroad will take effect immedi ately rather than on the previ ously announced date of Oct 1 and the government urged that no one take a vacation abroad next month he has already en tered into commitments which he cannot September thus will be the last month that Britons can vacation outside the Sterling area Another blow was complete abolition of the basic gasoline ra tion recently reduced from allow ances for 270 to 180 miles a month The No 10 Downing street an nouncement made it clear that these economies may be followed by still further cuts Of even greater importance the state ment said is increasing produc tion Royalist Head Tries to Form Greek Cabinet Athens Greek cabinet crisis Wednesday appeared no nearer solution and King Paul was reported strongly considering call ng a council of the crownin an effort to break the deadlock Premier Designate Constantln Fsaldaris apparently giving up his efforts to form the kind of coali lon government acceptable to the Jnited States was attempting to make up a cabinet exclusively of opnlist royalist party members It was doubted that such a cab inet could win parliamentary ap proval The king conferred Wednesday with Tsaldaris and with U S Am Dassador Lincoln MacVeagh and outlined several possible solutions to them The king also met with several opposition leaders who were said to have urged that he summon a crown council An American spokesman said that every possibility is being ex plored Government spokesmen contin ued to insist that Tsaldaris would succeed in forming a populist cabinet Among the possibilities being studied by King Paul was said to be a government under a neutral leader suchas General Alexandris Papagos head of the campaign against the Italian invasion in 1940 US Accepts UN Plans for Atom Control e lake Success N T United States announced Wednes day unqualified acceptance o United Nations plans to subject the atomic energy facilities anc activities of all nations to stric supervision and management by the projected world atomic con trol authority The United States became the first government to accept the pro posals as laid down in a plan de vised by experts of 11 of the 12 nations on the UN atomic energy commission Russia was the onto country whose experts did not participate Frederick H Osborn deputy American delegate said the prin ciples and rules laid down by the experts represent the only hope for effective security in the atomic age Osborn said there was a wide gulf between the concept of stric international atomic control and the concept of national atomic de velopment in which the interna tional atomic authority woulc serve only as an inspector for vio lators This 2nd concept he implied was the one favored by Russia while the other nations of the 12 nation commission endorse the In the mind of the American delegation he said this gulf marks the difference between ef fective security on the one hand and the extension xpf national ri valries in the atomic field on the v Osborns acceptance of the working papers in the name of thi United States government was announced at a meeting of the commission sitting as the controls committee It was the opening speech in the first formal debate of the papers Yale Dean Released Cedar Rapids S W Dudley dean of the Yale univer sity school of engineering who was seriously injured in an auto acci dent south of here last week lef the hospital Tuesday to visit his daughter and soninlaw Dr anc Mrs Robert L Gilbert in St Louis NO RAINFALL BUT COOL AIR STAYS Cedar Rapids Has High of 87 Degrees for Iowa By ASSOCIATED Iowas weather continued mod erate Wednesday after the tem perature rose to a state high of 87 at Cedar Rapids Tuesday The states early Jaoming low of54 also was recorded at Cedar Rapids The weather bureau said no pre cipitation was reported anywhere in Iowa during the 24 hours ended at z m Wednesday Near normal weather with sea sonable temperatures prevailed over most of the country Wednes day The cool air which broke the midwests protracted heat wave Monday pushed into the north Atlantic states Tuesday ending S days of hot weather Thundershowers preceded the mass of cool air into the eastern states An electrical rain and hail storm struck New York City and a score of persons were injured Basements were flooded telephone service interrupted and subway service was disrupted The fall measured 344 inches and tem peratures dropped from a record 91 for the date to 67 in less than two hours i About 20 persons were injured in a rush by passengers to flee two street cars which were struck by lightning A dozen bolts struck the Empire State building but there was no damage Federal forecasters in Chicago said there was no indication of an immediate return of excessive heat to the midwest of eastern states They said however readings in the 90s were expected in the south from the Carolinas into the Gulf states and into Texas lowan to Trade Board Chicago E Lowry of Cherokee Iowa has been ad mitted to membership of the Chi cago board of trade directors o the board announced Tuesday Weather Report FORECAST Iowa Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday with scat tered thundershowers extreme north Wednesday night and northeast portion Thursday Lit tle change in temperature Low Wednesday night 6065 north 6570 south High Thursday near 80 north 85 south Mason City Partly cloud Wednesday night and Thursday with thundershowers probably late Wednesday night or early Thursday Low Wednesday nigh 6065 High Thursday 8085 Minnesota Scattered showers or thundershowers south portion Wednesday night Partly cloudy Thursday Cooler north ant central Wednesday night and southeast portion Thursday Warmer northwest and wes central Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 84 Minimum 55 At 8 a m Wednesday 70 YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 60 Af Wireplolo VET PERILED BY NAIL IN Gomez 27 Cerro N M veteran captured after fall of Bataan visits with his wife while waiting the decision of doctors at Fort Logan veterans hospital Colorado Springs Colo on ex traction of a nail driven into his skull by Japanese captors His wife holds a nail about the1 size of the one in his head shown in Xray photo below Denver Gomez 27 ay listlessly in a ward bed at Fort EogatrVeterans hospital Wectaes decision oh removalr of a nail apparently hammered into his skull while he lay unconscious prison camp in a Japanese Gomez taken prisoner after the all of Bataan has been reluctant o risk the delicate operation after living through 4 years imprison ment But a week ago headaches and a weakening of his right leg and arm made further medical study imperative Docfbrs said the 2inch nail was driven between hemispheres of the brain and that the present trouble may come from contrac tion of scar tissue If they op erate which 1 surgeon said was probable they plan to do so within 10 days Visiting Gomez a survivor of the Bataan death march is his wife of 7 months Idabel They are expecting a child in November Their home is in Cerro N Mex American Legionnaires Move Into New York for Convention State Delegations Hold Caucuses for Vote on Commander Sew York Le gionnaires by the thousands moved on New York Wednesday while their leaders busy as mess sergeants just before chow time sought to shape up the serious matters that will be layed before the 29th convention opening Thursday afternoon State delegations began to hold caucuses to decide which way to throw their votes for national commander and standing com mittees continued work on reso lutions to go before theconven tion which continues through Sunday Some of the committee sessions particularly that on housing developed lively discus sions Tuesday Early arrivals not concerned with these matters were remind ing New York host of the Legion 10 years ago what to expect when things get rolling One group squirted water pistols at girl passersby another evoked start led screams using the sarne tar get with a cane that delivered an electric shock paraded with ear muffs A Denver group showed up with a bison calf for Mayor William ODwyer who Tuesday was given a life membership in the 40 and 8 Legion fun organi zation The 40 and g will hold its pa rade Thursday night and one of its attractions will be Miss Pam Camp 20 and blond who will compete as Miss Arkansas in the Atlantic City beauty con test She was aboard the special train on which the Arkansas delegation arrived Wednesday The main Legion parade will be Saturday V The Legions service committee announced that 1600 local mem bers would serve as special of ficers not to suppress antics but to step in if funmakers seri ously inconvenience the Walter E Allessandroni Phil adelphia lawyer arid former ma rine corps captain told the Le gions housing committee that its stand against the WagnerEllend erTaft housing bill was not rep resentative of rankandfile mem bership but because these boys at the table are against it A E Casgraim chairman of the District of Columbia Legion housing committee also spoke in behalf of the bill saying that we are surrounded by the most brazen lobby that ever hit Wash ington right here today Eight candidates for the post o national commander set up suites in the Hotel Pennsylvania Pre liminary surveys indicated James F ONeil police chief of Man chester N H and vice chairman of the Legions Americanism committee held a slight lead in early stages of electioneering Martin V Coffey of Middle town Ohio and S PerryBrown of Beaumont Tex were close competitors leading to the pos sibility of a 3 way fight on the convention floor Britain Withdraws Another From U S Loan Fund Washington has withdrawn another o the U S loan ex tended a little more than a year ago treasury figures discloset Wednesday The latest withdrawal left Brit ain only to call on This will be reduced another on Aug 29 when Britain makes a final withdraws until her present dollar crisis has been resolved AIR READY FOR CROWDS ON 1ST DAY THURSDAY Collins Carnival Jams 1Mile Midway With Rides Shows Stands The North Iowa fair looked ready to go Wednesday even hough there were still 24 hours o wait before the official open ing The Federal avenue gate was docked from the inside to any auto traffic because of the huge midway set up by the William T Collins carnival Twelve rides 10 shows and 45 joncessions stretched in a semi circle toward the Floral hall and back to the administration build ug with all the space Inside the arc filled with tents booths and rides Collins advertises the show with the 1mile midway and the way it overflowed southward past he abandoned underpass seemed o bear out the statement Floral hall and the Merchants milding already are resplendant n multicolored crepe paper which lines the booths The eating stand n the east end of the Merchants milding has new screens enclos ng the kitchen and both build ings shine with new whitewash At the far end of the fairgrounds the 4H baby beeves were being weighed in Wednesday and the pigs grunted and sheep bleated as he youngsters attending them wandered off to see the sights Im going to see Jimmy Lynch said one lad heading for the in field in front of the grandstand where the daredevils cars already were coming in They are sched uled for the 1st evening perform ance Thursday The auto racers still were lack ing undoubtedly because of a schedule elsewhere on Wednes maninspected the track Ihoweveifj and pro nounced it in the best shape he tias seen it during severalyears of racing here before and after the war The machinery row showed no evidence of a shortage Bright new orange red and green painted machinery was every where inside and out of the many tents which have been set up for the displays The twin drinking fountains in front of the grandstand already were doing a rushing business Those waiting for their turn sniffed at the odor of new lumber and squinted up at the new rool on the grandstand Independent concessions also were all around waiting only for the crowds dur ing the next 5 days Will there be any ice delivered today one concessionaire wanted to know in the secretarys office We have meat and foodto keep you know Miss Grace Currah the secretarys secretary consulted by phone and announced a short age but a shipment expected from Minneapolis during the day Outside her office 3 clerks were getting last minute entries The fair starts Thursday Reveal Recruiting of Former Nazi SS Men in Spanish Army Real Estate Organization Is Indicted Washington federa grand jury Wednesday indictet the National Association of Rea Estate Boards and the Washington Real Estate Board on charges p criminal conspiracy to restrain trade in housing in the Districto Columbia through fixing commiS sions Attorney General Tom C Clark simultaneously filed a civil anti trust suit against both associa tlons Herbert U Nelson execu tive president of the National as sociation and 15 members and dl rectors of the Washington board This suit asked cancellation o unlawful provisions of the con stitutjon bylaws rules and reg ulations of the association and th local board which fixes uniform commission rates Last Sip of Beer Saves Life New York Lewis Guinter 32 teetered on the 17th floor ledge of a fashionable apartment house just off 5th avenue early Wednesday and said Just one more sip of beer officers then Im going to jump Hold everything pal said Patrolman Joseph De Cicco On the street below a crowd watched breathlessly while Guinter stripped down to his shorts Two emergency squads stretched life nets Four policemen on the roof tried to coax Gninter off the ledge Sev eral times be swayed and almost lost his balance Better give me the empty glass said Di Cicco Why asked Guinter You might cut yourself when you land said Di Cicco Guinter looked down 17 stories to the street He handed Di Cicci the glass Thanks he said Four policemen grabbed him and whisked him off to Bellevui hospital North Iowa Fair Program THURSDAY Womens home project Mrs Margaret Pratt judge Girls 4H booths Mrs Margaret Pratt Textiles Mrs A J Marken Horticulture L C Grove Education Helen Fullcrton Products H Collins Shows on Midway Rabbits and poultry W E Whitfield Honey and bees F B Paddock Grains E S Dyas 4H dairy cattle Paul Brasch 4H swine and sheep Carroll Placer Kockford high school band races high school band on midway City municipal band concert Lynch Death Dodgers ExLuftwaffe Pilot Says Dozens of German Flyers Going to Spain Frankfurt S army ources said Wednesday there ivere several indications that Germans particularly former nazi SS being recruit d in occupied Germany for a upposed Spanish foreign legion in Francos Spain These quarters declined to say whether they believed the report ed recruiting had the support of he Spanish government The army report lent some weight to the claim of a former German pilot that he would short y leave Americanoccupied Ger many illegally for Spain to in truct wouldbe Spanish flyers The 28year old former luftwaf e fighter pilot said he knew of dozens of German aviators who had reached Spain by an under ground railroad since the end of he war Army quarters asked to com ment on the fighter pilots asser tions replied Xhere are several indications of recruiting activities in the Unit ed Stateszone for a Spanish for tifn legion Recruits chiefly from SS personnel are reportedly sought for their military expert ness rather than for their political convictions The army sources went on to discuss alleged recruiting of for mer German luftwaffe personnel Other reports they added involve German air force per sonnel but these instances appear o be cases of Germans attempting o leave Germany to find refuge n Spain rather than German pi ots being recruited by the Span sh for a Spanish foreign air egion While the possibility of such recruitment does exist there is no actual evidence of any recruit ment of German luftwaffe per sonnel for a Spanish foreign air legion The former German pilot who asked that his name not be re vealed said that German aviators were in much demand in both Spain and Argentina as instruc tors Dozens of our old comrades al ready are outside Germany he said In a year I shall send you a postcard of a photograph show ing me in an airplane How do Germans get to Spain or Argen tina Ill tell you We cannot leave openly so it is doneunder cover A friend of ours manages the whole affair He is well known among German pilots and was a specialist in the luftwaffe He took part in the DornierWal flying boat crossings of the Atlantic and in the long distance Condor flights across the Kirgiz steppes and the Congoland before the war War Trial of Farben Heads Is Underway Nuernberg United States opened the war crimes tria of 24 I G farben officials Wednesday with a charge tha they were the master builders of Adolf Hitlers army and were largely responsible for the 2nd World war These are the men who made the war possible and they did i because they wanted to conquer Brig Gen Telford Taylor chief prosecutdr told the American tri bunal hearing the trial The executives of the vast Far ben combine went on trial in the courtroom where Hermann Goer ing and the other nazi governmen leaders were convicted It was th first major test of war criminality in the field of industry They were indicted last May 3 on charges of planning prepara tion initiation and waging o wars of aggression and invasion of other countries robbery and spoliation slavery and mass mur der membership in the crimina SS police organization and con spiracy to commit crimes agains peace SURF BIDS TO BE TAKENSEPTlt Architects Complete New Ballroom Plan Clear for the new Surf to be built on the former Surf parking lot on W 2nd street have been completed by Hansen and Waggoner Mason City archi ects and bids are to be taken for the general contract Sept 11 it was announced by Prom Inc Wednesday The former Surf was estroyed by fire last April 20 The new building will be 150 by 175 feet whereas the old one was 125 by 135 The dance floor will be 76 by feet as compared with the old one 65 feet square The new ballroom will have 205 jobths instead of 105 as in the old he entrance will be on W 2nc treet approximately where gar ages now stand with landscaped space at each side A standup bar will be built a he t is to be fitted out as a lounge with tables and tin end of the dancefloor will be rowsof booths terraced to give patronsan excellent view of the Opposite will be the orches tra stage Five more rows of ter raced booths are to be built along the side of the dance floor oppo site the foyer Decorating in the lobby and ounge is to be in beach house effect The building is to have bu one floor Kenneth Moore Chi cago president of Prom Inc is expected to visit Clear Lake when the bids are opened MOUNT TO 329 FOR SAME TOLL AS YEAR AGO Last Weeks Total of 19 Fatalities Was Biggest So Far in 47 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS For the first time this year owa motor vehicle fatalities Wed esday had reached a level as high s that on the same day a year ago The August 27 death toll stood t 329 or both 1947 and 1946 Throughout most of the current ear motor vehicle deaths in the tate have lagged 10 or more be ind the number of fatalities on IB corresponding date a year arlier Last week with 19 deaths was e of the heaviest of the year nd the current week already has Studebaker Hikes Price on Automobiles Trucks South Bend Ind UR saker automobiles and trucks cos from to more Wednesday after the company announced tha increases in manufacturing costs lad forced them to raise the prices of all models The announcement said that ef fective immediately the factory list price on Champion passengei car models was increased on Commander models and on Studebakers special Land Cfuis er model Factory list price on all heavy trucks were boosted and on all light trucks Killed by Falling Pole Farnanville UR D E Vin chattel 60 Farnanville was fa tally injured herd Tuesday when the telephone pole he was settin toppled over on him and broke his neck Inside For JACKSON BLACK Jackson and Black Feud Heading for Showdown See page 2 Lakota Expects 10000 at Sauerkraut Festival See page 27 Field Announced for Auto Races at Fair See page 13 SAME flmf meini traffic OuUi U put M hun ounted 7 motor vehicle fatalities n the state The current years toll mounted to 329 Tuesday when Donald Eur tt 16 of Mount Ayr was killed when a tractor he was driving ilong the highway went out of ontrol and pinned him against a oad bank Des Moines meanwhile was within one day of equalling its alltime record of 104 days with out a traffic death Wednesday marked the 103rd without a fatal ty 19 Republics 0 K Western Defense Pact Quitandinha Brazil an authorities whipped up plans Wednesday for the formal signing next Tuesday in Rio de Janeiros jlittering Itamaraty palace of an listoric defense treaty under vblch 19 American republics agree to fight jointly against any aggression in the western hemi sphere These authorities confidently expected that President Truman would advance the date of his scheduled visit to Brazil in order o be present for the occasion in he home of the Brazilian foreign ministry and made arrangements or a whopping welcome Conference committees Tuesday approved more than twothird of iie body of the projected defense xeaty which calls for swift mil itary action to put down aggres sion in a vast security region stretching from the Antarctic to the Arctic and from Hawaii to the Falklands Creation of a joint military mechanism will be undertaken at Bogota next January when the American republics meet again to Droadeu and strengthen the inter American system of peace coop eration A bolstered hemisphere economic system will be sought in a special conference late in 1948 Conference committees labored to complete their work on the re maining portions of the treaty to meet a Frfflay deadline after which plenary session approval was expected to be perfunctory All of the American republics except Nicaragua which was not invited to this conference and Ecuador whose status here is in doubt because of a weekend coup at Quito approved Tuesday night the U S sponsored proposal for a treaty clause binding each the nations to join in fighting ag gression in the western hemi sphere security zone The security zone includes Alaska and Greenland as well as Canada and there was specula tion that Canada might later join as a signatory of the treaty The way was open for her to do so SiameseTwin Girls Die After Rock Springs Wyo UR A young Wyoming ranchhand and his wife consoled each other Wednes day by saying it probably was for the best that their tiny Siamese twin girls died Tuesday The infants joined together at the front of the pelvis died 6 hours apart after less than 2i days of life They had been cared ior in incubators ;