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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 1, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LTV AwxUtcd Prm United Full Land Wlrw Capyl MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 1 1947 Piper Conilttj erf Two Ont No 45 ARABS CALL STRIKE IN PALESTINE Ij One Mans Opinion j A Radio Commentary By W EARL HALL Managing Editor JCGLO Mura CUT SanJj p m WLCX La Cruise p m WTAD Qllner TtmJw p m WOI Amei Tanter WSUl CUT m Friendship Is Key to World Peace THIS commentary is going to be about a new and challenging dream about a very old subject namely lasting world peace The dreamer of this dream is an Iowaborn woman whohas achieved renown in the field of letters Books especially books for children the legitimate state and for Hollywood and magazine articles have made Dixie Willson a familiar name to millions of Americans It is she who provided me with the sub ject matter for this commentary With her brother Meredith Willson of radio fame Dixie Will son down through the years has brought more than a little notice to Mason City where both were born and reared AT this point I think I should make it clear that I dont or dinarily go around talking about dreams Its because this one is an exceptional dream that I make it the topic of this visit with you And the thing that makes it exceptional is my opin ion and in the opinion of many others better qualified than I to have an has an ex tremely food chance of coming true The dream has been imple mented by a plan of action which if successfully carried out could have only one result That result TURN TO PAGE 15 The full text of Dixie sons friendship peace plan wUl be found on page IS Turn Ml to the details of how the author plans to place it in operation would be stamp out rarfcor in hu man hearts throughout the world and substitute therefor a will for peace plan bottoms on the premise that man is essen tially friendly not warlike that given a free choice he would rather fraternize with his fellow man than make war against him The corollary to this premise is that war can be driven from the earth for all time if this instinct for friendship that resides in man can be put into harness and util ized Well have a happier world Although Miss Willsons plan preceded by several weeks the Friendship Train project which for the past 3 weeks has held the newspaper headlines her confi dence in the practicability of her proposal has been enormously bolstered by the success of this venture So much by way of preface and introduction NOW lets turn to the plan it self which for the time being atleast and perhaps for an ex tended period would be both complementary and supplement ary to the Marshall plan At its center is the proposal thai every American village town and city ADOPT a likesize European village town or city This procedure has already been tried with outstanding success by at least a half dozen and perhaps a dozen American communities MISS WILLSONS SUGGES TION IS MERELY THAT THE PLAN BE SET TO NATIONAL DIMENSIONS WITH WHAT EVER ORGANIZATIONAL MA CHINERY THAT MAY BE NEEDED SOME governmental guidance and perhaps even some gov ernmental financing might be needed at the start But the financial outlay from government source would be in finitesimal in comparison witl what is envisioned under the Marshall plan The author of the plan in her prospectus makes it clear that thi governments part should be held to a minimum and eliminated en tirely if possible She regards i as a plan under which the goal of the Marshall plan would bi reached NOT BY AN IMPER SONAL GOVERNMENT BUT BY OUR PEOPLE TIP to now she writes ou U efforts to achieve peace have been distant and nebulous con cepts as far as we the home keepers are concerned In fait we have supported all peace pro posals But we have no idea what if anything our efforts hav counted for WE ONLY KNOW THAT PEACE IS NOT YET ASSURED CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 owans Win Top Honors at International Chicago carted off eir share of honors in the 48th nternational Livestock Exposi tion here A 6man judging team from owa State college Sunday was cclaimed winner of the collegiate ivestock judging contest after piling up 4467 points Cornell niversity was 2nd with 4360 and Oklahoma A and M 3rd with 359 Members of the Iowa State team were Stanley Anderson Villisca Gail Danilson Woodward Ed Lid all Boxholm Donald Kiser Paul zia Dave Pingrey Ames and Carl Render Lincoln Pingrey was high individual with 939 and also won first in the og division Danilson tied with Bob Nichols of Wisconsin for 2nd with 914 The Iowa team took first in the iog and horse divisions and 3rd in heep In the junior livestock show Sat urday following lowans were unong the winners Angus summer yearlings calved jetween May 30 irst Lucille Litten 17 Reasnor owa 2nd Jimmy Anderson 16 herokee Iowa 3rd Ardith Goecker 14 Clarinda Iowa Shorthorn junior calves calved in or after Dec 1 Held 15 Hinton Iowa Angus senior calves calved be ween Sept 1Nov 30 irst Verne H Carlson 18 Ca manche Iowa 2nd Harvey Henry 8 Indianola Iowa In the carload lots of fat cattle hown by seniors Iowa winners were Shorthorn steers under 1050 Hugh Morris Ains worth Iowa Shorthorns 10501150 Tirst Morris 2nd E F and Har old Goecke State Center Iowa Shorthorns 1150 Ibs and over and 2nd Morris Hereford steers under 1050 Ibs and 2nd Karl Hoffman Ida Grove Iowa Herefords 1150 bs and Oilman Wilson Bryant Iowa Aberdeen Angus steers under 1050 and 2nd Schmidt Brothers Delmar Iowa 3rd J F Mommsen and Sons Miles Iowa Carcass entries on the Junior yearlings calved between Jan 1April Ed ward Hamann and Sons Sunbury owa 3rd Merrill Henry Indian ola Iowa Summer yearlings calved be tween May 1Aug 31 ond Ardeth Goecker Clarinda owa Reserve Range lambs under 90 3irst William H Lesch Davenport owa 2nd Wilson Farm company Sac City Iowa Range lambs 90 100 Lesch 2nd and 3rd Wilson Farm company In the hay and grain show the following lowans won Yellow corn Region N H Srizer Oskaloosa Iowa soybeans Regions 3 and E L Wil liams Marshalltown Iowa oats Regions 3 and George Wall Alden Iowa FLAMES SWEEP DORMITORYFOR HOMELESS MEN 6 Are Known Dead and 10 Believed Missing At Least 38 Injured Philadelphia ff Flames whipped through a dormitory for homeless men early Monday leav ing 6 known dead 10 believed missing and at least 38 many of them employed as street corner Santa Clauses Some of the victims were killed or injured in leaping from their quarters in the second and third floors of the Volunteers of America Inc as ered by subfreezing weather that turned the water from the hoses to ice against the building walls fought vainly to prevent them from jumping Thirtyeight men were listed as treated at 3 hospitals where doc tors described a number of them as in critical condition Assistant Superintendent of Po lice Thomas P Burns said that several hours after the blaze was brought unfler control 51 men had been accounted for including the bodies that had been removed to the city morgue This left 10 or more still missing rom among the 61 or more he ieved by Night Watchman Wil iam Patterson to have been in he building Charles Berry a reporter for the hiladelphia Inquirer who was one of the first to reach the scene said he saw 4 or 5 men jump rom the 2nd and 3rd floors of the juilding Several men were hanging at arms length from window sills Berry said and then let go de spite the fact that by then fire men had ladders raised One man was discovered a half hour later standing on the roof STRIKES HALT PARIS SUBWAY Assembly Tumult Delay Passage of Strike Law Paris halted the Paris subway Monday and leaders of the communistdominated gen eral confederation of labor defied the governments antistrike leg 5 Injured in Auto Crash Near Osage persons were In jured and one was still in Mercy hospital at Mason City Monday following a collision at an inter section on highway 218 onehalf mile east of Osage at a m Sunday In the Mason City hospital was Halvor Tinglestad 67 of Osage the extent of whose injuries had not been fully determined With Tinglestad in the car was John Maakestad of Osage who suf fered slight bruises In the other car were 3 employes of the Oliver plant at Charles City Cecil Gunderson of Hayfield Minn Ellsworth Eggert driver and Elmer Boysen of Waltham Minn Boysen suffered a jaw injury Eggert and Gunderson had abra sions sprains bruises and head lacerations The Minnesotans had worked the late shift at the Oliver plant and because of road and weather conditions remained all night at Charles City so as to make the trip home by daylight Sheriff Theodore Horn and Deputy Lewis Haberkorn investi gated the accident The 3 Minne sotans were taken to the Mitchell county Memorial hospital and dis missed after examination The Tingelstad car is damagec to the extent of about anc the other car or more Si Distaffs Day is Jan 7 It was called so because the Christ mas festivities terminate on the Twelfth Day and on the fol lowing day the women used to return to their distaffs or daily occupations islation CGT leaders summoned all workers to action ihey would refuse to asserting negotiate further toward ending nationwide walkouts if the legislation was en acted in the national assembly Subways halted shortly after noon when electric power was shut off by strikers Gas pressure was reported at danger levels in the capital and service was re ported stopped at Nice Marseille and Cannes The assembly which Sunday night approved a call of 80000 men to the colors to combat the creeping paralysis induced by the strikes became such a well o tumult that it suspended for 2 hours its consideration of the strike law Neither the chairman nor speakers could be heard AP Wirefehoto THE PILOT SLOWLY WALKED pilot of this navy torpedo bomber suf fered only scratches Monday morning when his plane crashed into the usually busy Sousa bridge in southeast Washington Cedar Rapids Opens Heart to Hiker 68 Cedar Rapids a 68 yearold woman cold and tired but with the heart of the Irish Cedar Rapids was opening its heart Monday Mrs Bessie Kennedy paused here Sunday when zero tempera tures temporarily halted her hitch hiking trip to Denver She arrived early Sunday spent the night in Union station went to mass then to the police station to seek breakfast andshelter The whitehaired stocky little woman with a brogue that has overtones of peat bogs had one cent in her pocketbook when she asked Capt Jess Clift for lodging at the police station She had been enroute from Detroit for some 10 days She explained that when her age prevented her from getting a job in Denver she asked for old age assistance and was told she was eligible for it in Detroit her for mer home In Detroit told a years residence was needed to establish eligibility she decided to return to Denver When Mrs Kennedys plight was made public in Cedar Rapids citi zens started pouring contributions into police headquarters for her One man rushed in emptied his pockets and left without giving his name A Des Moines business man called to offer a train ticket to Denver Two Cedar Rapids residents of fered her a home and police squad cars answering offers of aid collected some Mrs Kennedy was unavailable for comment Monday morning She was at mass at St Patricks church Washington pilot of a navy torpedo bomber plane Mon day crashlanded on one of Wash ingtons busiest bridges during the morning rush nobody was seriously injured The navy reported that the only occupant of the plane Lt Sewell T Sittings of Glenview 111 had lower failure shortly after taking iff from the nearby naval air sta ion at Anacostia He was cut about the face Not a car was struck He landed on the John Philip AP Wircphoto IOWANS EXTEND HELPING Bessie Ken nedy 68 waits in the lobby of the police station in Cedar Rapids with Police Matron Agnes Hannan to go to church Monday The city opened its heart and pocket book to the elderly hitchhiker to help her reach destina tion in Denver Sousa bridge which connects downtown Washington with its populous southeastern suburbs A wing caught the rail and the plane scooted on across to the other rail of the 6lane structure There it hung balanced 40 feet above the water John McBride who works at a filling station at one end of the bridge said that normally the bridge is heavily travelled at the time but he had just driven acros and there was only one car ahead of him House Group Restores Cut in Stopgap Aid Bill for Europe VanderiDerg to Pass Measure by Nightfall lostess Died Saving Others n Air Crash Seattle young hostess tood faithful to the tradition of er profession and died with 5 of er passengers when their 4 ngined airliner overshot the Se ttieTacoma airportand smashed n automobile on an adjoining ighway officials said Monday A passenger in the automobile Iso was killed raising the crash oil to 7 killed and 23 injured The cad included a blind woman and baby boy Authorities said Hostess Reva ilonk 22 Seattle gave up her ife saving those of her passen ers The toll would have been onsiderably higher they said if he had not stuck to her post and uided many of them to safety The big Alaska airlines plane verran a runway plunged over 60foot embankment and flat ened the autompbile Then it urst into flames as high octane asoline flowed from its gas tanks n to the brick roadway Miss Monk died at midnight oi irst and 2nd degree burns over most of her body She helped pas engers through the dense black moke in the fuselage until she ollapsed and was one of the lasl o leave the plane A passenger Gene Martin 43 of Seattle car ied her out of the twisted fuse age The dead automobile passenger vas Mrs Stella Pearl Jones 35 yearold blind woman who sold hoestrings to support her 9year old son She died when the auto mobile was enveloped in flames rom ihe plane Ira Van Valkenberg 40 driver of the car miraculously escapet injury when the crash of the plane sprang the door on his side of the car and he leaped clear be lore flames reached him Gordon Johnson 21 month old son of Mr and Mrs J E John son Palmer Alaska and Mrs Virginia Stitsworth 33 Tacoma Washington Ufi The senate speeded action on the emergency oreign aid bill Monday and Souse Speaker Joseph W Martin Jr predicted final passage by 30th houses next week Senate President Arthur H Vandenberg urged his colleagues to pass the senate measure by nightfall to help free he governments of Italy and France from what he called crit ical pressures The senate bill would authorize stopgap aid expenditures only for France Italy and Austria The house foreign affairs com mittee Monday revised its own version of the billrestoring 000000 which it had cut out Martin made his prediction aft er a house republican steering committee meeting The senate meanwhile adopted in quick suc cession 3 amendments by Sen James P Kem RMo calling for free U S press and radio re porting of relief distribution and detailed reports to congress and the president on administration of the aid program Congressional committees were at work on a number of fronts in cluding PRICES Secretary of Com merce W Averell Harriman said that if congress gives President Truman the antiinflation power he wants the administration will consider restoration of meat price control and rationing at once He told the house banking com mittee that an anticipated meat shortage next spring might set off an inflationary spiral that would be very seripusi L Viles presi dent of the Rubber Manufacturers Association urged that the gov ernment hang on to its rubber control program until March 31 1949 H Colley of the At lantic Refining company said sale of 96 U T tankers to foreigners would free other vessels for coast wise operation and thus ease the east coast fuel shortage WAR house executive expenditures subcom mittee began an investigation of wartime contracts between the navy and Consolidated Vultee Corp Members were pledged to secrecy about the inquiry But one comrnitteeman said Consolidated Vultee allegedly failed to deliver most of a batch of torpedo bomb ers until the war was over Albert W Hawkes RN J said the senate republican leadership had promised him his antilynching bill would be put on the 1948 leg islative program Military Procurement Top army and navy supply officials called before a closed meet ing of a house subcommittee to explain wartime buying policies which allfcgedly brought unjusti fied enrichment to several offi cers Iowa Warmer After Drop to 22 Below Des Moines dropping almost out of sight over the week end including a reading of 22 be low zero at Decorah the mer cury climbed back to more rea sonable levels in Iowa Monday The weather bureau reportec hat the lowest temperature re ported Sunday night was 22 abovi at Burlington and 44 degree jump over Decorahs low Sundays high was 44 at Sioux City and Council Bluffs No pre cipitation was reported Weather Report FORECAST Msaon City Mostly cloudy aa warmer Monday night an Tuesday Occasional light rain Tuesday afternoon changing ti snow flurries and colder Tues day night Low Monday nigh 30 to 35 High Tuesday near 40 Iowa Mostly cloudy Monday night warmer south and cen tral portions Tuesday cloud and mild witli occasional ligh rain Low Monday night 3 southwest to 30 northeast Hig Tuesday 35 to 40 north 44 to 4 south Mostly cloudy Monda night and Tuesday with sno south and snow flurries nort Tuesday A little warmer ex treme north portion Monda night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at oclock Monday morning Maximum 30 Minimum 27 At 8 a mMonday 30 YEAR AGO Maximum 35 Minimum 8 GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at oclock Sunday morning Maximum 13 Minimum 3 At 8 a m Sunday 12 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 33 23 20 SHOPPING DAYS LEFT PARTITIONPLAN SETS OFF WAVE OF NEW RIOTS Arab Higher Committee Terms Decision by UN as Declaration of War Jerusalem which ad taken 14 lives in the middle ast since the United Nations de ided to partition Palestine broke ut afresh in Jerusalem Monday s Arab leaders called a council of ar to block the decision A Polish Jew was shot and ounded gravely outside the Da mascus gate here at midday Off i ials said he was hospitalized with eck wounds First reports of the utbreak had said the Jew was illed The Arab higher committee ailed a 3day general strike of he 1000000 Arabs in Palestine eginning Tuesday The commit ee bluntly termed the UN decision declaration of war The Arab league summoned its eaders to meet Saturday in Cairo o map strategy for safeguarding alestine for the Arabs In an nouncing the meeting Premier Kiyad AlSulh of Lebanon who vill preside voiced conviction that he partition agreement never would be carried out A clamor of Arab protest arose ill over the middle east The Iraq parliament opened a session with a speech by the re gent Crown Prince AbdulIllah ocpressing that countrys deter mination to help save Palestine y all means regardless of sacrf More than 3000 Arab students crashed through guard lines around Abadine palace in Cairo crying for King Farouk to fire the first shot The Arabic press splashed lurid headlines proclaim ng that bloodshed was in the off AP Wirephoto PLANE WRECK Mrs Josephine Johnson Palm er Alaska who was enroute to New Sharon Iowa to visit her parents is shown in a Seattle hospital with a slight face burn after the planecar collision at the Seattle airport Wash were trapped in the blaz ing plane and burned to death Mrs Johnson suffered face burns The plane dogged by ba weather and engine trouble sine it left Anchorage on a chartere flight to Seattle Thursday wa held aloft by limited visibilit at Boeing airport here and Fain field In Everett Wash The freak crash landing wa the3rd attempt Capt Farris ha made for the huge SeattleTa coma airport through denSfctnic afternoon fog If was fogged in Rftsenge Richard O Jones 35 Palme Alaska said But we could se the field below through a hole i the fog The pilot bored dow through that hole and made nice smooth landing But it turned out we ha landed smack in the middle the airport I could feel the who brakes taking hold when the pilo tried to stop the plane We tore off the runway an shot over the edge of the banS A moment after we hit belly down the left wing and outsic motor fell off and the who plane seemed to pop into flame The doors were jammed bu we forced them open and jumpc to the ground through the flaim and ran like hell Baptist Youths Elects Council Bluffs IP Virgin Clark of Pella has been reelecte president of the Baptist You Fellowship of Iowa Other office elected at the convention Satu day were John Dodgin Fo Dodge vice president Darlen Glober Jaques Des Moines n elected secretary and Georg Morris Burlington treasurer Saudi Arabia is about a quarte the size of continental Unitei States ing The Lebanese communist party circulated pamphlets proclaiming that it was ready to fight for the liberation of Palestine from Zion ist imperialism In Teramni Eritrea 3000 per sons demonstrated against a show y Moslem league members Six een persons were injured In Jerusalem 500 Arab youths paraded through the old city shouting demands for the return of the exiled grand mufti Haj Amin el Husseini Jewish buses were stoned near the Jaffa gate Other Arab youths stoned the Czechoslovak consulate in Jeru salem shouting down with Czechoslovakia Police finally dispersed them Palestines borders were quiet Any action of an invasion nature still was in the planning stage evidently on a more or less long range basis IOWAN KILLED IN GAR CRASH Husband and Child Seriously Injured Story City Wilmer C Jewell Story City was killed and her husband and one child were seriously injured Sunday night when the car in which they were riding was in collision with an other auto on highway 69 near here Jewell and his daughter Nancy were takento an Ames hospital where Nancy was reported to have suffered a fractured skull The extent of Jewells injuries was not immediately determined Highway Patrolman Mel Hove said the accident occurred when a car driven by Arlon A Nessa of Garden City Iowa tried to pass a string of cars on the highway Hove said Jewell pulled off the highway in an effort to avoid a collision but could not pull onto the shoulder far enough to avoid Nessas car completely Nessa and his wife and Jewells 7 other children all were slight ly injured in the accident They were released after first aid treat ment SAME Black flat muni traffic death In put 34 hontt Carbon dioxide first was identi fied as a gas about 1800 but was not produced commercially until li ;