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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 3, 1947, Mason City, Iowa tEMftTMSNT HISTfSY AND T IA NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT YOLUV and United Pra Full Wire give JEWS ARABS This Paper Consists of Two SectionsSection MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBEB 3 Copy FRENCH ACT TO INCREASE ARMY TO FIGHT REDS Show of Strength Stifles Any Attempt to March on Assembly Paris UR The government moved late Wednesday to mobilize 80000 army reservists to deal with a national crisis intensified by mounting sabotage which killed an officially reported 20 persons 1 in a train wreck outside Arras Jittery Parisians got their most impressive demonstration of strength marshaled against the communist leadership of the crisis i when mobile guards in full battle kit cordoned off the national as sembly against reported commu nist plans to march on it in force If the communists had such plans they abandoned them in the face of the show of strength When no marchers showed up the bristling cordon was withdrawn and the traffic block around the assembly finally dissolved late in the day The assembly plugged away at Premier Robert Schumans emer gency program It already had approved legislation enabling the government to jail and fine any ne obstructing a back to work Movement and Schuman was Iriving for votes on the remainder jf his measures to fight the com munists The cabinet met for 3 hours It was reported officially to have set in motion for mo fbilizing the 80000 reservists as authorized by the first phase of Schumans program Although sabotage was increas ing there also was a slow but steady growth of a movement of the strikers back to work It al ready had made coniiderable in roads on the walkout of 2000000 workers The wrecking of the Arras train was denounced by the transport miinstry as indisputably sabotage Other French offiicals said it was a desperate act of terrorism by the communists aimed at giving the death blow to an incipientback towork movement which had begun to cut into the nationwide wave of paralyzing strikes The saboteurs unbolted 30 feet of rail on a curve 3 miles outside Arras The mail train speeding over the last lap of the 100mile journey from Paris careened off the roadbed The first 3 coaches were crumpled and the fourth was damaged badly Putting the final stamp of sabo tage on the wreck the signal light had been blocked so that the en gineer would roar into the breach without warning The first word of the wreck was announced in the chamber of dep Jack Berry Murder Case Sent to Jury Eldora jury of 5 women and 7 men at a m Wednes day received the case of Jack Ber ry chargeed with murder in the death of his brotherinlaw Ernie Knott at Iowa Falls last June The trial opened Monday In concluding his testimony Tuesday Berry declared I want to pay for my crime and not go to an institution Art OMallia Iowa Falls taxi driver who followed Berry to the stand testified that once while riding in his cab Berry grabbed a gun and shot 4 times through Hie car window Jumping up from his chair Berry shouted Its a lie its a Wally Mullane and Ken War ner Iowa Falls tavern keepers testified that Berry frequented their place and was usually drunk Warner said that on one occa tion he saw Berry sitting in a booth with his face and hands twitching and crumbling up fresh cigars Last to be called Thursday were Earl Knott and Orrie Knott brothers of the dead man Orrie Knott testified that one time Berry had threatened to kill him with a black jack He said that he had never seen Berry without a black jack Dr Bradley Funk University of Iowa psychiatrist told a district court jury Tuesday that Berry should be committed to a state institution for treatment The defendants condition was described by Dr Funk as demen tia praecox of the paranoid type aggravated by alcoholism Dr Funk was a state witness REVEAL RUSSIA HAS 4 MILLION ARMED FORCES House Committee Says Estimate Was Given by US War Department Washington house foreign affairs committee urging prompt action on of stopcommunism aid for Europe and China said Wednesday that soviet Russia has 4050000 men under arms In a formal report to the house the committee said this estimate of Russian military strength was given it by the war department during consideration of foreign aid legislation House debate on the committee bill is to begin Thursday with a vote likely early next wefflc The senate has passed a bill for aid to France Italy and Austria as requested by the ad ministration When Rep Eaton RN Y CIO Pay Hike Drive Spurs Congressmen Washington adminis tration move to submit its own bills on the most controversial parts of President Trumans anti inflation program and an impend ing CIO wage boost drive touched off a new cost of living battle in congress Wednesday Although Senator Taft ROhio withheld comment until he has had a chance to study the legis lation involved other republicans made it plain that 2 promised measures covering the pricewage rationing and allocation field will face prompt opposition At the same time the CIO an nouncement that its unions vfcll seek a 3rd round of pay in creases in negotiations beginning early next year was described as expected by some republicans but they said this development will complicate congressional Con sideration of cost of living pro posals Some democrats on the other hand took the view that it might speed action on capital hill However CIO President Philip Murray said in announcing the new campaign late Tuesday that FIGHTING RAGES IN STREETS OF BORDER CITIES Unofficial Estimates Set Death Toll at 35 in 2 Days of Warfare By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arabs and Jews fought Woody street battles with rnachineguns knives grenades and fire in tbe nomans land between Jaffa and Tel Aviv Wednesday in a resump tion of Holy Land rioting over tbe decision to partition Palestine About 35 were counted dead on both sides by unofficial estimates in 2 days of communal warfare throughout the country The Jews unofficial reports said lost about 12 dead and scores Wholesale Food Price Index Hits New High New York index of wholesale food prices in the week ended Dec 2 spared to a newall time high Dun and Bradstreet Inc announcedWednesday The indes reflected an increase in 13 of 31 foods in general use and roseto from in the preceding week This compared with in the corresponding 1946 period The previous alltime high was established in the week aided Sept 16 at The all time low was on Jan 31 1933 Advances were noted in corn rye beef hams bellies lard eggs prunes steers hogs lambs butter and raisins The prices of flour wheat oats barley cottonseed oil cocoa and currants declined Prices of cheese sugar coffee tea beans peas peanuts potatoes rice molasses and milk held un changed AP Wirephoto TflWAN WINS Bonnie Lou Omtvedt 17 Fonda Iowa 1st in line these 6 national 4H record contest winnersthe annual homemakmg com received college scholarships during the national 4H club congress conjunction with the International livestock show at Chicago Tuesday Tto other ed went before the rules committee to get rightofway for the debate Thursday Rep Cox a rules committee member asked lim What could stop Russia from taking over all of Europe in 24 hours Not a thing Eaton replied Russia Eaton added pro poses toconquer the world either by internal infiltration by revo lution or by force of arms He said he believes Russia de sires to delay an actual conquest by arms as long as possible Eaton said there is a practical and Sue Kirkpatrick 17 Louisville Miss Ohio State Team Wins Meat Judging at International Iowa State College Finishes Third Behind Oklahoma Team uties torted Communist deputies re to the charges of com munist sabotage with a counter charge that this was a reichstag reference to the burning of the German reichstag to set up a straw man pretext for nazi as sumption of power West Union Approves ital Bond Issue Hospil West Residents here voted 5 to 1 in favor of additional hospital facilities through a bond issue not to exceed The bonds are in addition to in contributions and pledges already on hand The measure was de feated as a county issue in June Margaret Truman Is Honored at Party Before Concert in Des Moines Des Moines Tru man who will sing here Wednes day night attracted hundreds of persons to a downtown depart ment store here Tuesday where she was guest at a tea Only about 60 women guests were permitted to attend the tea but many persons lined the streets and store foyer and jammed the aisles of the store to see the presi dents daughter Pedestrian Is Killed When Struck by Auto Waterloo Nichols 76 died in a hospital shortly after being struck by a car while walk ing in a street at a m Wed nesday Police said driver of the car was Harold Blough Jr 21 who told them Nichols was walking in the middle of the street Blough I said he did not see the man in time to avoid the accident Blough I was not held It was the 10th traf l fie fatality in Waterloo this year Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Decreasing cloudiness and colder Wednesday night Thursday cloudy with little change in temperature Low Wednesday night near 50 High Thursday near 30 Iowa Decreasing cloudiness and SAME BUcl flii tramn deill In put 14 hours In early North Carolina mi litiamen incapacitated in service were treated at public expense and each was given a slave to work for him colder Wednesday night Thurs day mostly cloudy with rain be ginning southwest portion over spreading state Thursday night Precipitation occurring as rain or snow north portion Friday rain or snow entire state Ap preciable amounts of precipita tion indicated for Friday Sat urday diminishing cloudiness and some snow flurries mostly in east Colder Saturday Tem peratures Thursday will range from lows of 15 to highs of 30 northeast and from lows of 22 to highs of 35 southwest Friday from 25 to 33 northeast and from 30 to 35 southwest Minnesota Considerable cloudi ness and rather cold Wednes day night Thursday partly cloudy with rising temper atures IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum 39 Minimum 22 At 8 a m Wednesday 22 YEAR AGO Maximum 28 Minimum 21 Chicago 3 man judging team from Ohio state university Columbus Wednesday won the intercollegiate meat judging con test at the 48th international live stock judging contest The winning team composed of 2 Ohioans George Wilson of Columbus and Vernon E Bigler of Powhatan Point and Richard J Haxby of Chicago piled up a 2416 out of a possible 2700 points to defeat teams from 15 other colleges and universities Oklahoma A and M college Stillwater was runnerup with 2 397 points and Iowa State col lege Ames finished 3rd with 2396 one point behind Okla homa Richard De Quincey of Boden hani Hereford England the steer judge who acclaimed 18 year old Claude Millwees 1100 pound Shorthorn Big Boy the grand champion steer of the show saic the quality of livestock exhibited was excellent Millwee of Fort Cobb Okla a Future Farmer of America is the first member of that organization of junior farmers ever to win the grand championship of the steer contest Four H club members however have won the steer championship 8 times since1928 Miriam E Meyer 16 year old 4H club girl of Crescent City 111 captured the grand champion barrow award in the swine divi sion leaving adult exhibitors only one of the shows top awards tha of grand champion wether in th sheep show Two champions and 3 reserv champions were shown by lowan in the cattle and hog divisions Tuesday at the 48th Internationa Livestock Exposition C E Yoder and Sons of Musca tine Iowa exhibited the champio Angus steer Bellemont whic also was adjudged the best junio calf Sellers Brotherse of Chariton Iowa showed the champion bar row in the Hereford Swine div sion The brothers also won a fir with their pen of 3 Hereford bar rows The reserve champion senio was of shown by Camanche ilf an Angus erne Carlsen wa The reserve championship for Eaton said revolution going on in France now pen of Tamworth barrows was aken by J H Jones of Ains orth Iowa Earlier in the Tam orth swine division Jones won econd with his entry in the 200 30 pound division and took rst with his pen of 3 barrows in le 200230 pound division The Clausen Brothers of Spen er Iowa exhibited the reserve iampion female in the Breeding horthorn class The Yoders were also credited 1th some ribbons In the fat Short orn division taking a first in the unior calf division and third in ae group of three The Clausen Brothers won a iatch of awards in the Breeding Shorthorn division Their entries won first in the ummer senior yearling heifer and enior yearling heifer classes sec nd for the junior heifer calf di rision second in get of sire first or 2 females first for a pair of third for a pair calves and first for bull and fe made Other Iowa ribbon winners Fat Shorthorns summer year W Miltner Iowa City third Breeding Shorthorns senior yearling Brothers Cherokee second Breeding Shorthorns junior yearling Brothers Rippey first and second Tamworth swine barrow 200 to 230 Purebred Livestock Exchange Coif Tamworth barrow 270 to 300 Purebred Live stock Exchange first Pen of three Tamworth barrows 200 to 230 Pure bred Livestock Exchange second Breeding Aberdeen Angus sen ior G Nobis Daven port second Breeding Aberdeen Angus jun ior Farms Rose Hill second Winners in the International Hay and Grain show included Mal colm H Grieve Pierson Iowa third in Hybrid shelled corn re gion three IOWA HIGHWAYS ABE SLIPPERY Light Rain and Sleet Prevails Over State Des Moines IP Light rain sleet and overcast skies prevailed over the state Wednesday bring ing a warning to drivers from the state director of safety education While light rain was fairly gen eral it was snowing at several places Wednesday morning and freezing rain was reported at Os kaloosa Temperatures of near or below freezing contributed to the precarious highway conditions J W Halden director of safety education for Iowa Wednesday advised utmost care in driviing on slick roads Waterloo with 2 inches and Ames with 13 inches of snow were the only localities with any appreciable amount of snow re maining on the ground Wednes day morning Ames also had 31 inches precipitation and Waterloo and said prompt enactment of the legislation would help sus tain the morals of the people of France Italy Austria and other European nations resisting spread ofcommunism The foreign affairs committee said 8 soviet satellite states have 1121600 men in their armies and security forces while ground forces of free European states to tal 2879000 including American forces in Europe It said the United States has 113000 armed men in Europe and 258000 in this country The Soviets the report said have a clear and definite policy of attempting to prevent Ameri can aid to Europe or Asia and a further policy of making such aid as ineffective and expensive as possible While the Russian plans should not deter us from rendering he and his lieutenants look for no action by congress during the spe cial session to keep prices down newsmen after a day ong session with his 9 vice presi dents the white haired union eader declared that the CIO is determined to lighten the unbear able economic burden which has teen imposed upon the people To this end the formal state ment continued the CIO and its affiliated unions shall proceed through the process of collective bargaining to obtain substantial wage increases for the American workers to restore their loss in real incomes suffered through in flation In the face of the present level of profits for American industry this objective can be achieved without any justifiable increase in prices Some of the 6000000 CIO mem bers already have negotiated 3rd round pay hikes and other unions are in the process Murray said he hopes it will not be necessary to have strikes to win the increases and added that each international union will de cide how much to seek necessary cautioned 25 The state police radio Wednes day morning issued the following report on highway conditions as of 8 a m Des Moines Atlantic Waterloo and Cedar Rapids highways icy and slippery Hills and curves sanded in At lantic area and snowcovered aid the committee we must not fall into wounded since the Arabs called their 3day protest strike Tuesday Hebrew newspapers said 15 Arabs were slain Wednesday in 3 battles along the border between allJew ish Tel Aviv and allArab Jaffa Among the Jewish dead Wednes day was Moshe Newman a com mander of Hagana the under ground Jewish militia Another Jewish underground group Irgun Zvai Leumi warned Arabs in a radio broadcast we shall take action against you if the attacks continue In New York Secretary General Trygve Lie of the United Nations indicated the U N a handsoff policy in the current Palestine strife He announced the appointment of Ralph J Bunche an American Negro formerly of he slate department as chief sec retary to the fivenation commis sion which will supervise parti tioning Lie or an aide may visit Palestine next month In New York Dr Abba Hillel Silver chairman of the American section of the Jewish agency de clared in a speech at a thanks giving rally Tuesday night that the Jews of the Holy Land must have arms to defend themselves against Arab riots and threats Cairo police swinging clubs for the first time in 3 days of demonstrations dispersed a crowd highways Elkader slip pery south of Elkader entire area under light snow Chariton Osceola the soviet trap of bleeding our selves white economically through extended expensive and ineffec tive aid plans We should plan our aid to other countries so as to remain strong at home while strengthening free nations for all eventualities The army report said Russia is believed to have Jj702000 troops stationed in western Russia and sovietoccupied areas of Germany and Austria Against this num ber are 2879000 soldiers wearing the uniforms of free European states including 113000 Amer ican troops the document said However the point the aid bill supporters are seeking to make with their less enthusiastic col leagues is that the Soviet Union has a total force already under arms more than a million men stronger than all the rest of Eur While he was speaking the CIO National Marine Engineers Bene ficial association representing about 400000 seamen asked 48 steamship companies on the At lantic and gulf coasts for a 15 per cent basic wage rate increase The demand was made in New York The CIOAmalgamated Clothing Workers and the U S Clothing Manufacturers association already have agreed on a 12Jcent third round raise for about 150000 workers on mens and boys gar ments effective Dec 15 These workers received 15 cents in the fall of 1945 and 12i cents a year ago Generally the postwar wage in crease pattern has been for 18J cents an hour in the first 8 or 10 months after VJ day and another 15 cents last spring of students shouting antiAmeri can and antiBritish slogans be fore the U S and British embas sies Premier Jamil Mardam Bey ot Syria personally called at the U S legation in Damascus and apol ogized for the attack on the lega tion Sunday by demonstrators protesting partition Gendarmes stood at salute while a new Amer ican flag was raised to replace one ripped down by rioters Regent Emir Abdul Illah of Iraq addressing a Baghdad crowd declared he personally would lead volunteers and fight with my blood in Palestine to prevent partition Oskaloosa Fairfield highways very wet no reports of ice or snow yet wet rain ing and drizzling Voters Favor Liquor at Election in LeRoy LeRoy Minn At the village election here Tuesday voters de cided in favor of a municipal li quor store by a vote of 221 to 95 Elmer McRoberts was elected mayor The present mayor R M Shackelford refused to be a can didate The United States and the United Kingdom purchased over threefifths of Canadas exports for the first half of 1947 ope Truman Arrives by Airplane in Florida Key West Fla Truman arrived by plane at the Boca Chica naval air base 6 miles north of here at 12 noon CST Wednesday for a 5day vacation and speech at 2 towns on the outer rim of the United States Mr Truman left Washington at 812 a m in freezing weather and arrived at the naval base here in 75degree temperature with the sun shining brightly Navy of ficers and city officials were on hand to greet him Mr Truman will highlight his trip Saturday with a speech dedi cating the Everglades National park at Everglades City 90 miles away 4 Marooned Hunters Rescued by Fisherman Burlington Chicago duck hunters marooned by iceon a small island in the Mississippi river for 4 days were rescued late Tuesday by a lone fisherman who cut his way through the ice and removed them to the Illinois shore Trapped when the ice shut off the 2acre island 13 miles north of here were Mr and Mrs John Kramer Walter Schucknecht and Elmer Olson Lt John Barren as sistant operations officer of the coast guard at St Louis said all of them were in good physical condition when the fisherman Jim Snodgress of Oquawka 111 reached them The hunters said the ice was thick enough to prevent them from rowing ashore but not strong enough towalk on Food and heat were available as well as a shelter on the tiny island Plan to Hike Jewish Flow to Palestine Lake Success N Y ish agency officials said Wednes day they would increase the flow of Jewish immigrants into Pales tine to 10000 a month as soon as possible Great Britain has been asked by the United Nations to clear a port by Feb 1 so Jews can begin substantial immigration into the newly designated Hebrew state of Palestine British officials were expected to tell the UN soon will comply with the recommendation The agency said its plan to in crease Jewish immigration mora than sixfold would depend on British cooperation in evacuating Mexico is the only country out side grow small Chester White Hog Wins Ticket to City tor Farm Girl16 By HAKMAN W NICHOLS V f Staff Correspondent Chicago 1947 cover girl of the barn lot had won her ticket to the city the back of a Chester White hog Blond wholesome Mariam Mey er of Crescent City 111 put Pal the grand champion barrow of the International Livestock Exposi tion down snug in straw and went to her hotel room to dream It was a wonderful dream and most likely it will come true The 16 year old farm girl who just hates the srnell of a farm wants to come here to big town and study to be a nurse Pal back there in the straw provided the too much dreaming about it The bar row who tips the beam at 260 pounds dressed for market goes on the auction block later this week The pretty little white pig is a pal all right but also money in the bank potentially Miriam raised the guy from a suckling but she has raised others and didnt get very far Until now Pal got her to the top after 4 years of trying in the big time here and Miriam is satisfied and through with livestock Last year the grand champion barrow fetched a pound which at Pals weight would be But in 1945 the price was a pound That would be Thats a big spread in price but Miriam is a student of the ways of the exposition She knows that in 1946 Purdue university got the ribbon and that the bidders at the auction are a little chilly to co operative efforts in raising In 1945 when a substitute show was held a kid like herself was the winner History repeats Miriam says Or hopes pecans commercially and produc a port The agency hoped to admit 100000 Jews to the Holy Land in 1948 They would come from tha displaced persons camps of Eu rope the detention camps of Cyprus and from surrounding Arab countries The project will cost to agency spokesmen said Most of the funds they added will have to come from money contributed to the prospective Jewish state by the strong Zion ist movement in the United States American and other backers of Zionism during its 30 year cam paign for a soverign Jewish state in Palestine were expected to play a major role in laying economic groundwork for the Jewish half of the partitioned Holy Land It was believed certain how ever that provisional leaders of the Jewish state ultimately would have to apply to the UN to the United States exportimport bank and to other governmental and private banking enterprises for the money to begin operating as a new member of the family of ia tioos ;