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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 4, 1948, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MASON CITY GLOBE TMI NtWSPArift THAT MAKES All MOftTM IOWAMS LV Mt4 DntUd PMM Full LMM Onto Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 4 1948 Paper of Two Seetforn Section AP Wirephoto SHEEP SHEARING CHAMP IN Burk hart 36 Pandora Ohio clips the fleece froni a sheep Fri day to capture the International Live Stock Exposition sheep shearing crown It was Burkharts 3rd victory at the exposition He scored 88883 points of a possible 100 and had an average time of minutes per animalon 3 sheep Decide to Adjourn Meeting of UNs General Assembly United Nations decided Saturday after the polit ical committee had approved a watered down Palestine concilia tion plan to wind up the general assembly meeting here oneweek from Saturday night After almost 3 months of fruit less debate the assembly headed for adjournment the night of Dec 1112 leaving about a 3rd of its work unfinished Adjourn Next Week The general or steering commit tee decided to adjourn next week end rejecting a British plea to stay on the job here until the pro gram is completed1 even if it took until after Christmas As the adjournment rush began the political committee voted by a bare simple majority for a newf and weak conciliation plan for seeking a final settlement betWeeh the talestine The tattered remnant of the British resolution on frpmiWhich thevitals of theBer nadotte plan hadtfeen eliminated was approved by a 2S to 21 vote of the political committee It pro posed to set upa 3nation concili ation commission its operations under control of the big 5 But the plan still needed a twothirds ma jority in the assembly Other DevelpjHnents T hes e o t her developments markedthe close of the next to lastweek of the Paris marling 1 A special political committee approved 33 to 6 an American BritishFrenchChinese resolution that the big powers limit their veto rights in the security council 2 A special political commission rejected an Argentine proposal to call a special UN conference to consider amending the UN charter Opposed to Dam Project Iowa to Appeal Order on Moscow Des Moines state of Iowa next week will serve notice on the federal power commission of its appeal from a commission order approving the Moscow Iowa dam project Special AssistantAttorney Gen eral Neil Garrett said Saturday he has prepared an appeal petition and also a petition for an order to stay construction of the proj ect pending a decision on the ap peal The FPC has granted a license to the First HydroJfilectric Copperative to build the power project on the Cedar River near Muscatine The state contends it would cost and is not economical ly feasible The petitions probably will be filed Wednesdaywith the U S circuit court in St Louis Gar rett said He said he believed the stay order probably would be this month The pe tition to set aside the commission order probably will not be heard until February or March he said L B Mayer Is Married in Arizona Yuma Ariz B Mayer the exjunkman who became top man of MetroGoldwynMayer Studios eloped with the beautiful widow of a longtime friend Sat urday Mayer 63 married Mrs Lorena Danker Saturday morning in the office of Deputy Sheriff J A Beard flanked by her 11yearold daughter his head press agent and headman of his private police force Mayer ducked but of town in the fading hours otIqst eve ning in the manitefxifrhahy of his stars slipped over the Arizona line early Saturday holed up in an auto court until dawn and then appeared before Justice of Peace R H Lutes Beard drove the couple to Win terhaven Cal a mile away lead ing a juniorsized motorcade The 2 witnesses Howard Strickling Mayers head press agent and Whitey Hendry MGM police chief followed in a taxi with the beautiful brunettes daughter Su zanne 25Freight Cars Leave Tracks Burn Aftpn cars of a Chicago Great Western freight train were destroyed by fke after they were derailed and tumbled down a 30foot hill south of here early Saturday the 25 cars were 17 tankers loaded with fuel oil gaso line and crude oil The fire started when one of the cars probably loaded with gasoline exploded Burning gasoline ran out into the fields about 100 yards from the rightaway The fire was still raging late this morning and no attempts were being made to ex tinguish it Other cars in the wreckage in cluded one loaded with wheat 2 with soybeans and one packed vathempty fruit jars The jars were popping intermittently be cause of theheat To Renew Stripling Says Thief bf Secret Papers Is Definitely Identified house un American activities cqmmittee Saturday ordered its red spy hear ings reopened next Tuesday aft ernoon The announcement that hear ings will be resumed came after Very Important 1 The committee dug up what its chief investigat6r Robert E Stripling said are very import ant new documents 2 Stripling said evidence has been obtained that will definitely identify the person who slipped secret papers out of the state de partment to Whittaker Chambers in the 1930s Chambers has testi fied he formerly was a communist agent 3 More subpenas for witnesses were issued including summons for some technical and handwrit ing experts Study Documents 4 Federal law enforcement agents hurried to the committee offices to study some of the docu ments the committee has seized Stripling said Chambers how a senior editor of Time magazine will be one of the witnesses Chambers testified last summer that for several years before he broke with the reds in 1938 he was a Washington courier for the com munist underground Think 3000 Chinese Die Ship Carrying Refugees Explodes Shanghai VP More than 3000 Chinese fleeing wartorn central China were believed Friday to have perished when an overloaded ship exploded and sank just out side of Shanghai An estimated 4000 refugees were aboard the small the China merchant steamship VL 2099tpn Friday night and sank within a few minutes near the rnouth of theYangtze river Rescue craft bringing survivors to Shanghai during the day were reported to have picked up less than 700 Some sources reported no more than 400 survived If the death toll is confirmed it will be the worst marine dis aster in modern history The loss would be about twice the 1517 who perished when the Titanic went down in 1912 It was the first majordisaster in the frenzied exodus from Shang hai and Nanking Both cities are menaced by Chinese communist armies now engaged in critical possibly decisive battles less than 200 miles northwest of Nanking Charged With Tax Evasion of More Than Des Moines JHill Des Moines apartment house own er was charged in a federal grand jury indictment Saturday with evading in federal income taxes Hill who lives at 2737 53rd St posted a bond pending his arraignment on the charge at 10 a m Monday before Federal Dis trict Judge Charles A Dewey the clerk of the federal court said Hill according to the indict ment had a net income of during the calendar years of 1943 1944 and 1945 and reported a net income of only during 1943 and 1944 and no income during 1945 Killed When Car Hits Train Near Northwood Government Troops Relieve Reds Pressure on Nanking Nanking Chinese na tionalist andcomnlunist armies moved Saturday night toward a headon collision south of Suchow new battle which may de termine Chinas fate Five communist columns under Gen Chen Yi eased their pres sure on the Hwai river governments defense line new 100 miles northwest of Nanking and were heading north to meet the 3 nationalist army groups that abandoned Suchow Wednesday Men Chen Yis force was estimated at 150000 Three other Red columns totalling possibly 75000 men already are engaging 250000man Suchow garrison about 30 miles south of the big base In addition to those communist forces 2 other columns i were re ported approaching the scene from the Thus it ap peared the 3 government army groups constituting core strength east be considerably outnumbered While official attention1 was riveted on the impending battle the frantic scramble of Chinese to leave Nanking and Shanghai con with tragic results A small steamship reportedly carrying 4000 refugees blew up and sank near the mouth of the Yangtze river late Friday night More than 3000 were believed drowned Close Gates The Nanking garrison attempt ed to slow down the exodus from this capital by closing the main gates to railroad yards and to the Yangtze river docks Gen Tan GenPo Garrison commander ordered all transport facilities placed under military control For the first time in days there was considerable optimism in of ficial Nanking circles regarding the military situation northwest 6f here Officials expressed be lief forthcoming fight south of Suchow will result in a gov ernment victory DEATH demolished 1938 Ford coach is the one in which 3 met death in the crash A 4th person Dale Ros enberg of St Ansgar to whom the car was registered is in critical condition at Mercy hospital The westbound auto was carried more than 75 feet authorities said Shown in the background looking at the car in a Northwood garage are left to right Wayne Huso William Colbertson and Cliff Reyerson RAIL TRAFFIC HELD cartrain crash in which 3young persons were killed south of Northwood late Fri day night caused 2 freight cars and a tank car to upset when they hit the switch track in Northwood and derailed GlobeGazette Photos a 3rd freight car Worlftnen are shown here removing the wreckage Saturday Trains were able to resume schedules after a few hours delay by using a spur track GarTruck Crash Fatal to Woman Booue Geneva Vera Walker 26 of Ogden Iowa was killed about a m Saturday when the automobile she was driving collided with a truck 5 miles west of here on highway 30 Mrs Walkers 2 daughters 6 and 7 years old her mother Mrs Clarence Henderson and Mrs Maxine Snowgren 20 all of Og den were brought to a hospital here for treatment of minor in juries M T Hasstedt of Ogden driver of the truck was not injured Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness and mild Saturday night with low 3035 Sunday cloudy and colder with a brief period of light rain changing to snow High in low 40s becoming con siderably colder Sunday night Iowa Increasing cloudiness Sat urday night with rain and colder northwest portion Sunday rain southeast and rain changing to snow north and west portions Colder Low Saturday night 32 northwest 42 southeast Minnesota Cloudy light freezing rain changing to snow north west jportion Saturday night and in central portion Sunday Rain changingto snow extreme south portion Sunday Colder north and central portions Sat urday night and in south and east central portions Sunday Much colder Sunday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statis tics lor 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum 55 Minimum 32 At 8 a nx Saturday 33 YEAR AGO Maximum JO i Minimum 18 ACCIDENT isi the open crossing2 miles south of Northwood where 3 met death Friday night when their car struck a Rock Island freight Vision is exceptional and the road is level for quite adistance School Girl Killed When Hit by Auto Rkeville Funeral services were tentatively arranged for Monday for Dorothy Ann Marr 7 daughter of Mr and Mrs Ralph Marr who was killed when struck by a car near the family home 2 miles east of Riceville late Friday afternoon The child was on her way home with her teacher Marjorie Mee han who stopped her car to let Dorothy out at the home of her sister who lives near the Marrs The girl ran around the car and directly into the path of a car driven by William M Olson of Mason City Sheriff Percy Haven and Cor oner E L Bradley ol Cresco be lieve the child was killed instant ly The driver of the car was not held The body was taken to the Brad ley funeral home at Riceville Rites will be at the Catholic church 2 Killed 2 Injured in Auto Wreck Fort Dodre Gowrie high school girls were killed and 2 others injured when their car overturned while they were re turning from a basketball game at Somers Dead were Norma Johnson 19 and Patricia Meckley 16 Hospitalized at Fort Dodge were SAME Evalou Johnson 16 and Dorothy Meckley 17 Highway patrolmen saidthe ac cident occurred at a dead end on a gravel road a half mile east of Somers They said Dorothy was driving her fathers car and that it went over an embankment when she tried tomake thtf un expected turn Dies in Fall From Auto Running Board Barlinjrloh Mrs Opal Pearl Bolt Milan 111 died in Mercy hospital here Friday after noon from internal injuries suf fered last Monday north of Bur lington when she fell from the running board of an auto She was a passenger in the auto driven by her brotherinlaw John BoU and after on the auto failed was standing on the running board holding flash light to direct drivwr to service station The driver blind ed by the lights ot an approaching car drove into a ditch throwini Bolt One Other Is Injured Seriously Freight Cars Derailed Tip Over at Switch By RICK MEREDITH young per sons were killed and another ser iously injured when the auto in which they were riding crashed into a Rock Island freight at an open crossing on a graveled road 2 miles south of here at Fri day night The dead are Merlin J Anderson 20 Osage Clifford Workman 18 Carpen ter Marilyn Ann Kullberg 18 Day ton Iowa who was visiting the Lawrence Carroll family at Car penter In critical condition at Mercy hospital in Mason City is Dale Rosenberg 20 St Ansgar to whom the battered 1938 Ford was registered But Sheriff Carl Sheimo said it had not been es tablished who was driving the auto so mangled were the bodies when aid reached the scene Ro senberg is suffering from a broken arm and leg skull fracture and punctured lungs the sheriff said Car Westbound The car westbound hit the 15th freight car from the rear of a 70 car northbound freight Sheimo said The autos front end struck the underside of the freight car he staged and then was appar ently both dragged and boosted along for 75 feet until it hit a fence ouesdiscoveredthe autountil nearly an the crash That was when 0 E Moon 1429 N Federal Mason City train brakeman went backto investi gate after 2 freight cars and one tank car were derailedand tipped over when they came over a switch track it the south edge of Northwood and another freight car went off the tracks First toScene Moon walked back the 2 miles to the scene and spotted the black car with his flashlight after hear ing moans from that direction It is believed the 3 persons were dead at the time but Rosenberg wasin a semiconscious condition Moon then walked to highway 65 flagged a car and summoned aid The one empty freight car which the automobile hit had umped the tracks at the accident scene and grooved the rail ties all the way to Northwood The crossing is nearly i east of the highway and is unob structed Rail officials said the train crossed the intersection at and wrist watches on 2 of the dead persons stopped one at and the other at Stopped Rail Traffic Rail traffic was delayed for sev eral hours but trains were operat ing by midmorning on schedule using a spur in Northwood while workmen cleared the derailed cars fromthe track Coroner Robert Bride of Manly said an inquest would be held Sunday Andersons mother Mrs John Anderson is a riursesaid at Mer cy hospital and received the ac cident call in Mason City The tragedy brings to 6 the number of personskilled riding in automobiles in collisions with trains in Worth county this year On Jan 10 Clifford Lundberg Northwood farmer and his helper Albert Yarbshek were killed at the 2nd Ave North crossing in Northwood and on Feb 16 Wil liam Showers of Graf ton was killed at the Central avenue cross ing here Both theRock Island and the M and St L lines use the road Bodies of Ihe 3 dead persons were taken to the Schroeder and Houg funeral home at St Ansgar Miss Kullbergs body was later taken to Dayton She had been visiting the Carrolls newlyweds who recently moved to Carpenter lor 3 days Anderson had been living at Osage and working at the Oliver plant in Charles City His parents farm near Meltoxiville and his mother stays in Mason City white working at the hospital Workman is the son of Mrs Bentord Elling son of Carpenter and Sherman Workman of Portland Ore was graduated from Carpenter high school last wr and had beta employed at ISoatimood at a plumber of Ur and Id Ansgar atd ;