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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 3, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHVORS HOME EDITION mrm VOL LV Associated Press and United Full Lease Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 3 1948 This Paper Consirti ot Two Ore No AP Wireptioto SMOKESTACK CRASHES INTO 80foot section of a metal smokestack lies on the roof of the King Terminal company in Boston Mass Thursday where it landed as it was being removed from the onestory structure The impact tore away a steampipe and damaged the buildings framework Fifteen persons employed in the car pentry and machine shop were out to lunch and escaped injury Storm Lake Death Brings No Indictment Storm Lake grand jury reported Thursday there was no evidence to warrant an indict ment in the death of Jess Sor enson 35 a contractor Sorenson died early on Thanks giving day alter he and an air force veteran scuffled at a resort tavern James Thompson 25 the vet eran told police he had objected when Sorenson bumped into his wife an expectant mother He was not held A pathologist told the jury Sor enson died of a brain hemorrhage PanAmerican Pact Ratified 14 Nations Sign Defense Alliance Washington UR The United States and 13 other American re publics were formally bound to gether Friday in a historic alli ance pledging joint action to de fend this hemisphere against out side attack The pole to pole defense pact signed at Rio de Janeiro 15 months ago went into force when Costa Rica filed its ratification with the Pan American union at elaborate ceremonies here It brought the number of ratifica tions up to the required two thirds The U S senate unanimously ratified the treaty a year ago The senate next spring will be asked to approve U S entrance into a similar defense alliance with noncommunist western Europe The state department will open diplomatic talks on that agree ment in the near future The Rio pact commits the sig natory nations to regard an armec attack upon any American state ab an attackupon all Each signatorj is obliged to assist immediately m meetingthe attack by whateve action it considers appropriate But it is specifically left to each nation to decide whether it wil use its armed forces This leave it up to congress to decide wheth er the U S would go to war U S Proposal on Palestine Approved by United Nations Paris United Nations Friday a new American iroposal for broad conciliation on Arab and Jewish boundaries in alestine without reference to the Bernadotte plan or last years lartition The political committee ac epted by a large majority an mendment proposed by Dean of the United States to a British resolution The change passed by a vote of 42 to 529 with he 12 Arab and Slav bloc states lot voting To Set Up Commission The amendment instructs the conciliation commission to be set up under that portion of the British resolution passed Thursday o take steps to assist the Jews and Arabs to settle all outstanding problems The committee Thursday de eted that part of the British pro posal which would have instructed he commission to give equal weight to the Bernadotte plan proposed by the slain mediator Count Folke Bernadotte and the partition plan passed by the U N eneral assembly in 1947 Rusk pointed out Friday that ihe adverse vote Thursday was given both by delegates who ob jected to the Bernadotte plan and those who objected to the 1947 partition scheme Oust Bernadotte Plan If the committee is unable to make boundary recommendations that are acceptable to the ma jority then the question must be left to the conciliation commis sion Rusk said The committee then knocked out the last important reference to the Bernadotte plan in the British resolution It rejected a proposal directing the conciliators to follow Bernadottes recom mendation that Arab Palestine be given to transJordan Calls Large Insurance Firms Menace Washington Emanuel eller DN charged Friday hat the big 5 insurance com panies are a menace to the na ions economy He called for a congressional investigation of their practices Celler who is slated to become chairman of the house judiciary committee in the new congress said he will introduce legislation o provide federal regulation of nsurance companies They are now exempt from regulatory laws The 5 largest insurance com panies Celler said with their web of inteilocking directorates heir concentration of economic power and selfperpetuation of directors and officers are able now to formulate a financial pol icy stronger than the policy of the national government itself He said the assets of the big 5 York Life New York Equitable Mutual Metropolitan New York Times Plans to Issue Daily for Europe New York New York Times is making plans for flying a daily foreign edition to Eu ropean countries The project will be undertaken the Times announced Thursday night if applications of airlines lor lower newspaper freight rates are approved Arthur Hays Sulzberger pub lisher of the Times said it will involve a substantial loss at first but wiltserve American foreign policy Bettendort Declines Gift oi Airplane Bettendorf big city council Friday decided Betten dorf has no use for an airplane a free one at that Leo Bradley an automobile dealer offered the 2place trainei to Bettendorf several days ago Aldermen waited until this weeks council meeting to decide wheth er they could useit Their decision No thank you Maintenance costs are too high No Changes in Cabinet Truman Says President Calls Dewey Greatest Asset to Campaign Washington UR President Truman Thursday told his first fulldress news conference since election that there would be no changes in the cabinet at this time Mr Truman sidestepped all questions about the size of the next budget and about aid for China But he seemed to take particular relish in wisecracking about the election an Asset In response to a question he called Gov Thomas E Dewey the 1948 GOP presidential candi date the greatest asset he had in the campaign In picking out other factors which helped his election the president particularly mentioned Farmers and labor his running mate Senator Alben W Barkley Ky and the secretaries of labor and Tobin and Charles Brannan He said he could name a whole list of others who made a great contribution to his victory Mr Truman also disclosed 1 He is conferring with Attorney General Tom Clark on tightening up the federal law on lobbyists 2 He definitely will not send Gen Douglas MacArthur to China 3 Business has nothing more to fear from his administration than it had during the last 3i years 4 As long as he is president German industry will not be turned back to the cartels which he said tried to help this nation lose the war 5 He still favors federal con trol of the Tideland oil areas 6 He has not seen much truth printed recently by the columnists AAme Chiang Visits Marshall 2n AP Wirephoto SIGN new contract between John Mprrell company meat packers and United Packinghouse Workers of America CIO was signed at the Ottumwa plant Thursday It replaces a contract which expired Aug 11 Seated signing the documents are J Morrell Foster right vice president of the firm and Orval Champ local union president E J Grier company attorney is at Champs right Others are union officers and Boy Drowns in Orchard Creek 4 Year Old Tot Falls Into 5 Feet of Water Roehr 4 drowned in Spring creek near the bridge in town here at noon Friday while playing with his sister Ann 5 The child slipped into 5 feet of water and went down at once while his sister ran for aid The fire department at Osage was called and the body was re covered a few minutes after ar rival but all efforts at resuscita tion were without avail The body increased j was found almost directly under over 1000 per cent in the past I the bridge 10 years The child is survived by his mother Mrs Jacqueline Fink To Build Hotel at Hyde Park New York for con struction of Hyde Park restaurant and hotel on property leased out by Mrs Eleanor Roose velt and her son Elliott have been announced The construction cost is reported to be about 51000000 The plans call for a modern 2 story wood and fieldstone build ing The building will be erected op posite the Roosevelt Memorial Na tional park EXTRAORDINARY EGG Joliet 111 UR Mrs Leona Shaw estimated Friday that she has examined 37500000 eggs dur ing the last 10 years as an egg handler But she said she never encountered one similar to the egg turned up in the last batch It had 3 yolks and was twice the size of an ordinary egg Cedar Rapids Sports Announcer is Dead Cedar Rapids Hamp on about 34 sports director of Radio Station WHBF Rock Is nnd 111 died in a hospital here Thursday night Hampton entered the hospital Tuesday for an operation to re move a blood clot on his right high CHRISTMAS SEALS Junior Champion Steer Goes to Chain Store for Chicago JP An Iowa farmi youth Friday collected for the steer he bought for Black Boy junior grand cham pion of the International Live Stock show A Chicago chain store High Low Foods Inc made the win ning bid a pound for the 1050 pound Aberdeen Angus calf Bob Schmidt 18yearold 4H youth from Delmar also got a gold cup from the livestock show for winning the junior grand champion ribbon Bob said he hopes the money will give him start when he gets married 61 Cents a Found The reserve junior grand champion shown by Bobs neigh bor Glen Mommsen 20 of Miles Iowa was sold for 61 cents a pound to the packing firm of Wil son Company The reserve champ also an AberdeenAngus weighed 945 pounds That a pound figure was not a record price for a junior grand champion In 1928 the champion was knocked down for yi a pound Black Boys buyer said the steer will be dressed and sold for the Christmas trade at regular prices HighLow Foods operates 28 food markets in the Chicago area Bidding for Black Boy was slow the offers started 50 cents a pound and climbed upwards a a nickel a bid pace until the price hit The pace quickened and bids increased to 25 cents before the final hammer Total sales are well in advance of last year and prices also gen erally are running higher Bidders already have put 671 in pockets of exhibitors Wil liam E Ogilvie the expositions manager said Friday sales are expected to reach b the end of the show new record Top Records Previous sales records were topped frequently in Thursday auctions Both the grand cham pion steer and the reserve gram champion set record a pound for the grand champion and a pound for the runnerup Glenn McCarthy a Houston Tex oil and cattle man bought both He plans to cut them up for steak for serving at the grand ppenin next March of his new note Houstons Shamrock oehi of Orchard his father Dale loehr of Waterloo a sister Ann nd his grandparents Mr and Irs Michael Fink of Orchard and Emma Roehr of Waterloo No arrangements had been made or the funeral Stop Talk on Budget of Military Washington fP On instruc tions from the white house the armed forces haye ordered all personnel to stop the effect of the proposed budget on the military The fact that President Truman has stepped in to shut ofl such talk disclosed Friday when the air force issued a statement which said The air force is circulating to all air force personnel the letter from President Trumanwhich di rected that extreme caution be exercised in statements on items which may be included in the budget and legislative programs It was learned the secretaries of the army and navy have sent sim ilar instructions to personnel un der them The white house move came in the wake of publication of views by the individual services on the effect of the presidents proposed ceiling for the military budget Chinese Nationalists Admit Suchow Lost to Communists Weather Report FORECAST fason City Increasing cloudiness and mild Friday night with low of 30 Cloudy and mild Saturday with high 56 owa Increasing cloudiness and mild Friday night Saturday mostly cloudy occasional light rain and turning colder north west and extreme north por tions Low Friday night 3036 Iowa 5Day Weather Outlook Turning considerably colder northwest late Saturday and remainder of state Saturday night and Sunday Snow or rain changing to snow late Sat urday night or Sunday Cold Sunday night Clearing Mon day Warmer with rain or snow about Tuesday Temperatures will average 5 degrees below normal northwest to near normal southeast Iowa Normal highs 31 north 39 south norm al lows 15 north 21 south Minnesota Becoming cloudy with rain or snow Friday night northwest portion Colder ex treme northwest Saturday cloudy with snow in extreme north and rain or snow central portions north and central por tions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics for 24 hour period ending a1 S oclock Friday morning Maximum 49 Minimum 27 At 8 a m Friday 31 YEAlt AGO Maximum 3ft Minimum 2 Wilson Expenditure Less Than Gillettes DCS Moines e n a t o r George A Wilson reported Friday that he received and spent in his unsuccessful cam paign for reelection Guy M Gillette who defeated Wilson reported earlier he re ceived and spent Wilsons statement was mailed to the secretary of state Dec 1 from Washington The deadline for filing was Thursday commu nist capture of Suchow was con firmed Friday by government military sources They said evacuation of the big nationalist base211 miles north west of completed at noon Wednesday The Red radio announced capture of the city at 10 p m local time Thursday night Three government army groups totalling 250000 men pulled out of Suchow in an effort to relieve the trapped 12th army group to the south in the Suhsien sector Foreign military observers how ever estimated the effective com bat strength of the Suchow garri son at 110000 the 16th 2nd and 13th army groups The forward elements were stalled by red columns 25 miles south of Suchow The 13th army group was holding rear guard positions Military sources reported the communists entered Suchow only to find hxige supply depots de stroyed Ammunition and gasoline dumps were blown up Air ob servers said smoke pillars reached 8000 feet above Suchow Those sources said the Suchow army groups would have to figh through a 30 mile belt to make contact with the troops trapped a Suhsien about 60 miles to reach the 6th and 8th nationalist armj groups which have formed a de fense line on the Hwai river 100 miles northwest of Nanking Meanwhile 7 red columns total ling about 100000 men eased thei assault on the Hawai river line They were reported to have move north evidently to help stop th Suchow garrison and to left onlj a small holding force opposite th Hawai river armies Jfe of Little UN Assembly Is Extended Paris United Nations jeneral assembly Friday extended he life of its Russianboycotted little assembly for one year despite objections of the soviet aloe The Americansponsored reso lution for its continuation was approved by a vote of 40 to 6 with India abstaining Only Russia and her 5 satellites were recorded in opposition The little assembly officially called the interim committee was created ostensibly to make it pos sible for members to continue their work when the general as sembly is not in session Actually because of Russias boycott it has provided an op portunity for other members to get their work done Without the opposition of the eastern Euro pean bloc Time Chinese Aid Discussion is Indicated Paul G Hoffman Sees Truman Before Far Eastern Trip Washington Ma d Chiang KaiShek called on Secre tary of State Marshall at Walter Reed hospital again Friday There were indications she went for a detailed discussion of her urgent plea for China aid In succession 1 The state department an nounced that Marshall would have a conference with the Chinese first lady but said nothing as to the time or purpose 2 Chinese informants said that Madame Chiang had gone to the hospital in an embassy car before noon She and Mrs Marshall had called on the general there late Thursday out state department press officer Michael McDermott called that meeting a visit indi cating it was largely social In Hospital Marshall is in the hospital for a The fact that McDermott for mally announced that arrange ments had been made for Fridays though he would not announce the that it was set up for a more di rect business discussion of the Chinese crisis and Marshalls for mal hearing of Madame Chiangs appeal for American aid At the white house meantime President Truman received 2 visi tors concerned with the Chinese situation The first was Paul G Hoffman the economic cooperation admin istrator Hoffman called to say goodbye before leaving for the far east To Go to London He leaves for London Saturday from there he plans to travel to Shanghai and Korea and to stop n Tokyo on the way back to this ountry to visit General Douglas VlacArthur The 2nd visitor was Senator Connally DTex who is slated o be chairman of the senate for eign relations committee in the lew congress Connally told reporters he had talked over the foreign situation with the president President Truman announced Thursday that he will receive Chiang on a date to be disclosed later Burned When Blast Rips Grease Pit MarshalHown Con nor 16 received severe facial burns Thursday when an explo sion ripped out a wall of a filling station grease pit annex and caused several thousand dollars damage A gasoline can was ignited by a spark from a broken light bulb while Connor was cleaning the grease pit Auto Wrecks Are Fatal to 4 in Iowa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Four more persons died in Iowa Thursday as a result of traf fic accidents One of the deaths ended Clarindas record of nearly 17 years without a traffic fatality Dick Hill 15 son of Mr and Mrs Dick Hill of Clarinda died in a hospital of internal injuries suffered Nov 2 in a motor scoot erauto accident Police said the last previous traffic death recorded there was on March 24 1932 The Rev1 A W Straub about 70 was killed and a truck driv er was seriously injured in acar truck crash near Tipton The truck driver Herbert Country man 23 of Tipton was in a Cedar Rapids hospital At New Hampton Samuel Pleg enkuhle 60 Waucoma farmer died of injuries suffered Lst Friday in an auto accident in Fayette county WillSicklps 73 of Washington Iowa was killed when struck by a motor vehicle in Washington the state safety department re ported GlobcGaictta Photo CHRISTMAS Citys Federal avenue takes on a fairyland appear ance decked out ini Christmas regalia and viewed at night from the 6th floor of the Hotel fanford where this picture was taken looking CAPITAL STOCK INCREASED Des Moines Globe Gazette Publishing company of Mason City has notified the sec retary of state it has increased its capital stock from to SAME tntttt ;