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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 4, 1947, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME PnM United Pita Full Ltmed THE NtWSPAKR THAT Tlve Ctnts a Copy MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THTJRSDAY DECEMBER 4 SLEET WRAPS IRITISHTROOPS VE TO QUELL ALESTINE RIFT Arab Jewish Rioting Breaks Out in Iraq EgyptOver Partition Jerusalem UR Bloody Arab doting broke out in Egypt and raq again Thursday and another leath was reported in Palestine mvhere the British began a deteir linined campaign to maintain or ler H A flurry of gunfire sent bullets Owhizxing across the rooftops of ikhe crowdeS Jewish of the city of Jerosileiii Two Jews Hand 1 Arab afrere reported iSwounded British troops raced through alleys anfl winding paths the scene of the shooting but j combatants had scattered Large crowds of students ran k in Cairo scattering only steelhelmeted police fcharged in with blazing guns Other Moslems demonstrating gainst the partition of Palestine recked the United States in rmation service office in Bagh ad and smashed a British kin ergarten Eleven persons were ijured in Cairo The body of a murdered Jew as found in Tel Aviv raising to I thenumber killed in Palestine one since the United Nations rted last Saturday to split the Land into Arab and Jew ih states A ship carrying 200 illegal Jew immigrants slipped through blockade of Palestine with the help of the under act Hagana landed the Jews i iel Aviv They were the first jrroup to break into Palestine since lartition was voted Sir Henry Gurney chief secre tary of the Falesttaegoyermnent reportedly ordered Palestine po lice to do everything possible to prevent further ArabJewish riot Heretofore the British have filtiotbeen too concerned aboiif pre destruction of property i Thursdays rioting inCairowas iie most serious that has occurred there Hundreds of students stormed through the street set fing fire to one street car and bverturning another I When police appeared the stu idents began to hurl stones The police some mounted on horses iused shields to protect themselves las they moved in on the crowd i wielding clubs and shooting into the air or into the ground The crowd scattered but soon reformed into smaller groups One group started for the United States embassy but was headed off by police Another group reached the British consulate and began to i hurl stones at the building Po ilice scattered the demonstrators before any damage was done Other Moslem students in Baghdad demolished the United States information office The i mob of several thousand persons swarmed into the building threw i typewriters into the streets ana i burned other equipment French Vote Drastic Law to Curb Reds Paris government armed with a new and drastic antistrike law made some dents Thursday in the communistprop agated strikes which have vir tually strangled French economy but confronted fresh violence on the fashionable Riviera A mob seized the postoffice in Cannes Another throng was driven back by rifle butts and truncheons of mobile guards at the postoffice in Nice where the central labor committee called general strike The government was striving to reopen struck mines Rail traffic leaving Paris reached 80 per cent of normal and some commerce was coming through the Atlantic along the Mediter ranean coast were so critical that trains from Paris were proceeding only as far as Lyon Premier Robert Schuroans cabinet considered raising sal aries of public employes and the council of ministers seemed ready to approve raising minimum pay throughout France a focal is sue in the strikes led by the com munistdominated general con federation of labor The national assembly beat down communist opposition before dawn and passed Schumans law redefining sabotage and increas ing penalties The use of fraud threats or violence in starting spreading and prolonging strikes became an offense In central and northern France the back to work movement was gaining Officials at Lille said only 4 000 textile workers remained on strike compared to 125000 a few days ago A new syndicate of metal work ers was being formed in Paris eliminating the communists Sev eral automobile factories in the capital called their employes back Friday A mobile guard officer died in PaHs injuries of last week raising to 22the number of deaths since rioting and sabotage began more than 2 weeks ago when 20 Frerich unions struck asking 25 percent wage increases Traffic virtually was stopped in strikebound Marseille Strikers controlled most roads No ships were being unloaded because na tional guards called out to work on the docks were being held in readiness against an uprising The new law passed by the as sembly redefines the offense of sabotage and boosts maximum penalties to 10 years imprison ment and fines of 1000000 francs It also makes punishable the use of fraud threats or vio lence to start strikes keep them going or spread them 2BOUioVERON BRITT ROBBERY Men Sign Confession to Holding Up Store GlobeGazette Photo BUTTERMILKThis truck load of milk and cheese was badly shaken up and strewn across the roadway when a Modern dairy truck driven by Ed Brown 24 Kockford hit te side of a ChK Northwestern freight near the fairgrounds on highway 106 Thursday and broken glass covered the site Brown is in critical condition at a local i Agriculture Department Sees Tax Dodging in Market Deals Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with light snow flumes Low Thursday night near 20 Friday cloudy with light snow High Friday near 25 Iowa Cloudy Thursday night with the rain changing to snow flur ries Friday cloudy with ram or snow in the southeast Light snow remainder of state Not so cold extreme north portion Thursday night Little change in temperature Friday Partly cloudy Friday night and early Saturday Snow flurries likely Saturdf rnoon or Sunday uday Temperatures will range from average ows of 17 to average highs of 22 northwest and from 35 to 38 southeast On Saturday from 12 to 26 northwest and 26 to 33 southeast Minnesota Snow Thursday night heavy over most of western half of state accumulating five to 12 inches Diminishing snow Friday becoming flurries in late after noon Somewhat warmer Thurs day night little change in tem perature Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 30 Minimum At 8 a m Thursday 30 Precipitation race Britt L Christensen 22 Mason City and Kenneth J Hanig 25 Wesley waived prelim inary examination in Justice Dan iel E Williams court Thursday on charges of robbery with aggrava tion in connection with the holdup and robbery of the C P Lewis general store in which was taken The money was later brought back by Christensen The 2 men were bound over to district court and expressed a sire to appear before a judge as soon as weather and road condi tions permitted They have been held in the Britt and Garner jails Christensen and Hanig signed a confession before County Attor ney Curtis G Riehm and Deputy Sheriff James Cooper of Garner in which they gave their story of the holdup Christensen forced Tom Mc Phillips and Frank Weiss to hand over the cash while they were checking at the close ot the days business the confession stated ac cording to the officers It also stated that Christensen ran from the store and entered the car in which Hanig was waiting and they drove east and fading to make a turn at the M St L railroad tracks the car ran on to the rails damaging it so they could not proceed Christensen and his companion started out on foot and later the former returned to the Lewis store with the bag of money and surrendered to Clarence Hartzell Britt marshal and Deputy FILE CHARGE IN BUSTRUCK MIX 1 Killed and 16 Hurt in Wreck Near Atlantic Atlantic charges were filed in justice of the peace court here Thursday against Seorge Shepard Omaha driver of a was in volved in a fatal accident 8 miles east of here Wednesday night Sgt James L Howe of Cresson Pa was killed and 16 other per sons injured when the truck and an eastbound Greyhound bus side swiped on the icy highway The highway patrol reported that the truck had started to pass an automobile put on its brakes and then jackknifed across the road Shepardv who was not injured is at liberty under 55000 bond An inquest into the accident has been ordered All of the injured were passen gers of the bus Most seriously injured was Clarence Van Deventer 33 Omaha driver of the bus He suf fered a leg fracture bruises and shock The bus was enroute from Omaha to Chicago when the acci dent occurred The other injured suffered mostly from shock and some were released early Thursday after treatmentat the Atlantic hospital The eastbound bus was en route from Omaha to Chicago Those hospitalized Alvin Helgesen 23 Kenosha Mrs Bernice Helgesen 20 Ken osha Wis Russell Hickle 60 Stuart Iowa Kenneth Cole 39 Waverly N Y James Butler 62 Freeport Asks Congress Help to Stop Shady Transactions by Refugees Americans Washington agricul ture department appealed to con gress and the Internal Revenue Bureau Thursday to help stamp out shady transactions in the commodity exchanges by Ameri cans and wealthy refugees seek ing to dodge income taxes Secretary of Agriculture Ander son charged that an examination ot accounts on Aug 30 showed 646 traders with noldingrof 000 involved in deals indicating a purpose in most cases to affect tax liability President Truman has asked congress for legislation to help curb speculative trading in grain and cotton on the ground that it is a factor in the high cost of living Andersons blast came while congressional committees were DRIVER HURT IN ACCIDENT Milk Truck Hits Freight Train Near Mason City Ed Brown 24 Rockford is in critical condition at the Park hos REPORT SOVIET BANK RUNS AND PANIC BUYING Say Wave Touched Off by Money Devaluation Price Increase Rumors Washington of panic buying and impending currency changes in Soviet Rus sia reached Washington and been given sufficient official cred ence to be broadcast around the world by the governments Voice of America radio The state departments broad cast in 23 languages Wednesday night said the wave of buying had been touched off by widespread rumors of prospective price in creases and devaluation of the Russian ruble The rush to trade paper money for durable goods at stores in Moscow and other cities the broadcast said is reported to have swelled to such proportions that some establishments in the soviet capital have been forced to close Reports to authorities here supplementing the one on which the broadcast was based also hinted at further trouble for the ightly managed soviet economy Heavy runs to withdraw sav ings from banks these reports related have resulted in an order to limit individual withdrawals to 200 rubles daily These spectacular HOME EDITION 1UUU i One COAT PHONE SERVICE IN SOUTHWEST AREA CRIPPLED JACK BERRY Insane by Jury Berry Found Insane Sent to Anamosa jury ot 5 women and 7 men found Jack Berry 30 charged with murder insane after 10 hours of deliberation Wednes Highways Are Slushy and Slippery Around Mason City Forest City Des number of southwestern Iowa towns ana cities were cut off from telephone communication Thursday by a freezing rain which telephone company officials said was also beginning to cause trouble in northeastern Iowa shortly before D Northwestern Bell officials said 300 long distance circuits were out mostly in Iowas southwest corner Points isolated included Hamburg Shenandoah Red Oak Glenwood Creston and Mount Ayr as well as a number of smaller places The wires were carrying from a half inch to an inch of sleet and an 18 to 20mile an hour wind was whipping the thin strands and causing numerous breaks Portable radio service was be ing planned for Creston and ML Ayr and more than 150 telephone were on the job mend Northwestern Bell accused of hearing administration and oppo sition arguments on such controls Officials of the grain exchanges have entered a vigorous denial that speculation has caused com modities to soar blaming instead government purchases for ship ment abroad Legislation soughtby the ad ministration would permit the ag riculture departments commodity exchange administration CEA to fix margins on speculative tran sactions The margin is the amount of money a trader must deposit with his broker to bold commodity fu ture contracts In the case of grain the margin requirement is one third of the price of the grain The markets themselves now set the margin pital after the milk truck which he was driving struck the side of the engine of a southbound Chicago Northwestern freight on Highway 106 about Thursday morning Brown was headed west with George E Brown 33 252 20th S E when the truck hit the engine police said George E Brown who owns tneModern dairy formerly the Schermerhbrn dairy was bruised and suffered a lacerated forehead The pavement was icy from a steady sleet at the time At the hospital Ed Brown was reported to have skull fractures shock and was still delirious The train a triweekly runs from Mason City to Belle Plaine and was on schedule It was de layed for 20 minutes by the acci dent The truck was badly wreck ed 931 Hear Concert by Margaret Truman Des Moines audience of 931 persons heard a vocal con cert by Margaret Truman here Wednesday night which included 3 operatic selections Clifford Bloom Des Moines Reg ister music critic described the program as Reminiscent of Ly ceum Days abounding in tidbits and with not a serious art song to coming out of Russia such a sudden new twist to the kremlins relations with the rest of the world that diplomats here were cautious in weighing the likely effects Moscows unceasing propaganda against American plans to ait western Europe has hammerei the theme that A the capitalist United States is headed for an in evitable depression while B the soviet economy is secure Now however there appear to be grave doubts among the Hus sion people themselves Detailed accounts reaching Washington said the residents of Moscow seemed to consider as true rumors that the kremlin would decree a new currency Fri day and that later new and higher prices would be ordered into ef fect Any scaling down of the value of the ruble or raising prices for consumer goods would be a harsh blow to savings Together such Anamosa by District Judge Sher vood Clock The slaying of Knott occurred at Iowa Falls last June At the opening of the trial Mon AI r a riock into rain later Thursday creating and the prospects were 1 would be bad at northern northwestern Iowa points In the Mason City area an early morning sleet storm which made driving treacherous for persons going to work turned into rain later Thursday creating erans sanity and the defense presented evidence and veteran hospitals of mental treatment received However Berry maintaining pCLCLkULt freezing mark which is predicted weather bureau for Thurs lot counties east of Algona were fairly clear of ice that he wanted to pay for crime and not go to an institution Dr Bradley Funk a University of Iowa psychiatrist one of the states last witnesses to be called testified that he believed Berry should be committed to an insti tution Berry was in the army a little Schuyler Dawes Center Iowa 70 Guthrie e William Sheeley 19 Wayne s boro Pa Mrs Freda Sheeder 38 Guth rieCenter Emil Anderson 37 Ludington Mich Miss Flora Fink 64 Greene ville Tenn Verne Rhoda 39 Des Homes Lawrence Paulus 35 Fort Wayne Ind Mrs Clara Paullin 40 Waukee Verne Harter 29 Plattsmouth Nebr Arthur Straub 48 Denver YEAR AGO 1 Maximum Minimum 46 23 Tne officers investigating the case Wednesday found a 32 cali bre revolver of Belgian make which the 2 men admitted was the one they used in the robbery The widest use of highpurity oxygen is in the oxyacetylene processes for cutting and welding metals Iowa Farmer Killed When Struck by Truck Webster City Emer son Dickson 61 farmer living near Williams was killed when struck by a truck Wednesday eve ning while walking along highway No 20 toward his home Patrolman Pete Henry reported Thursday Ora W Knott 46 of Iowa Falls the driver of the truck Hen ry said Coroner M B Galloway said no inquest was planned and that it was accidental Mrs Moyer Awarded Custody of Her Child Davenport Gertrude Moyer Thursday had custody of her child Craig Stephen Moyer aafter District Judge W W Scott signed an order Wednesday The 10monthsold child was awarded Mrs Moyer on the con dition that she place him in the Iowa Childrens Society Home in Des Moines until she can make a permanent home for him pen of Haydn Bloom wrote that the middle register of Miss Trumans voice s by far her best Numbers on the program includ ed Gretrys La Fauvette and Charmant Oiseau from Davids The Pearl of Brazil actions would have the same ef fect as inflation in the forms made familiar in China and other countries There inflation is measured in terms of foreign currencies and prices have assumed astronomi cal proportions In Russia however the ruble has an arbitrarily decreed value of 2 American cents although and with not a serious art song 10 ot e American be heard save a trifle from the I foreign diplomats have been per JUfClb11 n mitted an exchange rate of 8 to the dollar There is no free con vertibility as in the case of French francs and dollars and English pounds and dollars The word of Russias economic woes broke into print with start line suddenness more than 3 months and several weeks of that time was spent in a hospital According to his army record which was introduced into the trial he was not able to ad just himself and cried easily He was given a disability discharge Iowa Falls officers were called to the Knott home at a m on the morning of June 28 and found dead on the ground near the garage at the rear of Police were told that Berry husband of Knotts sister had shot Knott then went upstairs to his room He refused to surren der and fired several shots at police who entered the house None of these shots struck any one Tear gas was finally used by Sheriff Paul Hodgson in forcing Berry from the house and he was taken into custody Acetylene was discovered in 1856 but was not produced in commercial quantities until bU years later SAME tnemni triflio dMli to t4 hovri Colds Cost New York Louis I Dublin statistician of the Metro politan Life Insurance company said Thursday that the common cold costs the American people more than 51000000000 a year in lost wages and medical treat ment expenses The worst spots the commis sion said were around Mason City Forest City Dubuque and Elkader where the roads were slushy and icy Prospects were that this condition would con tinue Thursday night the com mission added Most road conditions over North Iowa were slushy Thurs day with snow turning to rain reported at Decorah sleet at Hock Rapids and rain and sleet at Sioux City Surfaces were report ed dangerously slick in spots Throughout the southern part of the state rain and slush was reported by the highway commis sion The report as of noon AmesDes Moines Practically clear of ice AmesBlairsburg on No 69 Condition good Blairsburg icy South and east of Des Ice pretty well cleared off No30 across entire ly clear but ice cracking up Spencer practical ly clear North of Blairsburg on No 20 east and pretty icy Schools in at least a dozen communities failed to open Thurs day morning Ogden Beaver De Solo Story City and Minburn were among those remaining closed United Airlines reported that all flights were cancelled until late Thursday The cancellation af ected 4 flights in and out of Des Moines MidContinent Airlines reported that one flight at Sioux City was cancelled because of the storm but other flights were on schedule Burlington buses were operating on schedule both to the southwest of Des Moines the apparent center of the storm area and other sec tions in the state However one early morning bus into Des Moines was cancelled The Greyhound bus line re ported all schedules west to Omaha and east from the Nebras ka metropolis were cancelled be cause of icy conditions of the roads GlobeGazette Photo was everywhere around Mason Cityneither ram nor ice Solve Mystery of Dead Fish Mass New York mystery the seas of dead fish off the Flo rida coast was partly solved Thurs day The fish died because the sea water became too fertile permit ting a certain marine plant to grow in abnormal numbers having a toxic effect on the fish This was reported by scientists of the Woods Hole Mass Oceano graphic Institution who have com pleted an investigation of water taken from the socalled red tide areas where millions of fish were killed The term English walnuts de veloped because the nuts were carried in early commerce by Eng lish ships ;